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ANDY EADS: PRESERVING SPACE NOW FOR FUTURE PARKS

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She’ s 38 Back!

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TRAVEL WITH TERRI GUTHRIE

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STAYING SAFE OUTDOORS: LANTANA PEDIATRICS

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BEST OF DENTON COUNTY FACTS

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SUMMER FASHION GUIDE

GARDENING WITH COMPLETE SOLUTIONS

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10 HOT SUMMER VACATION SPOTS

SUMMER’S SECRETS: INFUSED WATERS!

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HIKING TRAILS NEAR YOU

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7 COLORS THAT BOOST CURB APPEAL

8 FAMILY FRIENDLY DAY TRIPS

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FOODIE FRIDAY DFW: CLEAN EATZ

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INSIDE COMMUNITY & EDUCATION

BOUGEE ON A BUDGET

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SIMPLE SUMMER COCKTAILS

DENTISTRY WITH COUNTRY LAKES FAMILY DENTAL

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7 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW

FIVE THINGS TO SEE: WATER PARKS

F E AT U R E D

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DENTON COUNTY SPOTLIGHT: BEDTIME RESCUE

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THE POWER TEAM

SHERIFF’S CORNER WITH SHERIFF TRACY MURPHREE

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MADE WITH HONOR

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QUICK HOME MAKEOVER TIPS

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RISING UP

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Publisher & Editor Scott & Kelly Murray

Administration

Managing Editor Jana Melton Sub-Editor Bobbi Byrne

Writers

Diane Ciarloni, Leena Duwadi, Jean Eisenmann, Steve Gamel, Caylie Howard, Jade Kensington, Mark Miller

Advertising Inquiries

sales@murray-media.com

Production

Graphic Designers Cayla Davis Hallie Preece Jessica Seitz Nancy Winberg

Photography

Live Beautifully Photography Miranda Longoria Photography Penny Whistle Photography What’s That Guy’s Name? Photography by Guy T Your Candid Memories Photography Lacey Whitmer Photo & Design

Letters

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Editorial Inquiries Call Caylie Howard at 972.899.3637 or email editor@murray-media.com www.Murray-Media.com Address: 3513 Yucca Dr., Ste. 200 Flower Mound, TX 75028 Lantana Living is published monthly by Murray Media Group. Some articles and/or content may be sponsored by advertisers. Opinions expressed in articles or advertisements do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher. Lantana Living is not responsible for omissions or information that has been misrepresented to the magazine. Advertisers and its agencies assume all liability for advertising content. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted without the permission in writing from the publisher. © 2022 Murray Media Group

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FIREWORKS

Safety Tips

by Steve Gamel

W

hether you are planning on being extremely hands-on with fireworks this July 4, or you will

be around people who will, it’s important to practice good safety habits. Below is a fairly

lengthy list of tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety and the United States

Do not experiment with

Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting

A responsible adult SHOULD

supervise all firework activities.

• • •

Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.

Save your alcohol for after the show.

Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.

Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear

Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait

Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.

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with or ignite fireworks.

packaged in brown paper because

this is often a sign that the fireworks

were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers. •

Always have an adult supervise

next day.

fireworks activities. Parents don't

FAA regulations PROHIBIT the

injuries from sparklers. Sparklers

realize that young children suffer

possession and transportation of

burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt

Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or

some metals. •

police department.

Never place any part of your body

directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after

Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks

If fireworks are being used near your

Never try to re-light or pick up

room to avoid exposure to the sound.

Never point or throw fireworks at

Never carry fireworks in a pocket or

20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.

area; away from buildings and vehicles.

Avoid buying fireworks that are

carry-on luggage.

Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.

fireworks in your checked baggage or

Never give fireworks to children. •

Never allow young children to play

them down and place in a metal combustible materials until the

cautionary labels and performance

homemade fireworks.

trash can away from any building or

Know your fireworks; read the descriptions before igniting.

or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.

Consumer Product Safety Commission. •

Never carry fireworks in your POCKET

home, put your pet in a safe, interior Make sure your pet has an

identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.

lighting fireworks.

display, even a small one.

Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets.

fireworks that have not ignited fully. another person.

shoot them off in metal or glass containers.

Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.

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