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Thursday, August 15 2013

As we wrap up summer, here are a few more fun events to enjoy the last days of summer:


Family Movie - Sleeping Beauty

Friday, August 16th at 10am; Haggard Library

FREE for all ages.   More details






Daylight to Darkness 5 Mile

August 21, Wednesday

White Rock Lake Park, Dallas

Race registration the day of the race begins at 6pm, race begins at 7pm.  More infomration call 972-231-3993


Community Carnival

August 24 - September 2

St. Mark Catholic Church, 1201 Alma Drive, Plano

Carnival rides, food, games, raffle, live entertainiment and free parking and admission!  More details.   

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Thursday, June 27 2013

Next week is July 4th - our nation's birthday!   Many of us celebrate cookout's, friends, family and baseball games - and of course fireworks!   We wanted to share some fun facts and local events.   However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a safe and relaxing holiday! 

  • The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2, 1776; the date of celebration was later revised when the final version was adopted 2 days later, July 4, 1776.  However most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776. 
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men representing the 13 colonies. 
  • Three U.S. Presidents actually died on July 4th.  John Adams & Thomas Jefferson actually died within hours of each in 1826.  James Monroe died in 1831.  Adams & Jefferson were the only signers of the Declaration who went on to be President. 
  • Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President was born on July 4, 1831
  • 31 places have “liberty” in their name; 4 of them are in Iowa.
  • 11 places have “independence” in their name.
  • 5 places have “freedom” in their name.   
  • 5 places are called “America”.
  • 1 place has “patriot” in its name.






Kaboom Town!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Addison Circle Park


Allen USA Celebration
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Celebration Park


Spirit of Coppell Patriotic Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9 a.m.
The parade kicks off at the corner of Samuel Blvd. and Parkway Blvd., where it will proceed on Parkway Blvd. to the Town Center Plaza.


Fair Park Fourth
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Dallas Wind Symphony: Star-Spangled Spectacular!
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Meyerson Symphony Center


4th of July Jubilee and Liberty Fun Run
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 6:30 a.m.
North Lakes Park


Kiwanis Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Apogee Stadium, Denton


Frisco Freedom Fest
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Simpson Plaza

Fort Worth
Fort Worth’s Fourth
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.    Panther Island Pavilion

Red, White & BOOM!
Thursday, July 4
10 a.m. Downtown Parade
7 p.m. Family Fun and Activities
8-9:30 p.m. Live Entertainment
9:45 p.m. Fireworks Display
Downtown McKinney


Plano Lions Independence Day Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 8 a.m.
Parade starts at 2700 W. 15th Street, then heads north on Independence Pkwy to Plano Senior HS


All-American Fourth
Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9 p.m.
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve


Reechia & Keith Powell

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Friday, February 08 2013
Did you know that the Environmental Education Center offers very affordable classes that teach local gardening skills. 
Green Landscape Design
                February 14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Success with Seeds
                February 21, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Texas Friendly Plants
                February 28, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
All About Composting
                March 2, 8:00am – 11:00am
                May 11 – 8:00am – 11:00am
Crops in Pots
                March 7, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Kids in the Garden
                March 27 – May 15 * 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Rainwater Harvesting: Every Drop Counts
                March 28, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Food Waste Composting
                May 2, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Most classes are held at the Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Parkway. 
You can register and see a full class list here
Happy Gardening,
Reechia & Keith Powell
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Monday, January 07 2013
The renovation of the Plano Aquatic Center is nearly complete and the re-opening date and time is projected to be Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:00pm
Many renovations were completed during this project and we know Plano residents are excited to see the new and improved center. Here are a few of the improvements:
·         Locker Rooms
·         Family Changing Rooms
·         Improved lighting
·         Improved classrooms
·         Outdoor water-play features
·         Complete replacement of indoor pool
Location: 2301 Westside Drive
Phone: 972-769-4232
Cost: $3.00 – under 3 years old free
Reechia & Keith Powell
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Wednesday, January 02 2013

Now that we have celebrated the New Year most of us begin returning our home decor to "normal" and that often involves disposing of your once-live Christmas tree. 

In Plano we are offered seveal locations where we can drop off our tree for recycling.  All trees and greenery will be processed into Texas Pure products.  Texas Pure compost, top-dressing, mulch and soil blend products have been developed as high-quality yard and garden products.  You can order Texas Pure products here or watch for information in your City of Plano utility bill. 

Tree recycling locations:

Drop off dates are December 26 - January 6.

Reechia & Keith Powell
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Wednesday, December 19 2012
In this busy season it is easy to miss some of the special holiday events that our area has to offer, and with the kids out of school and holiday visitors sometimes you are a loss of what to do and see. Here is a list of things happening in our area.   In our last article we mentioned Plano events.  
Allen Texas – Holiday Events
                Christmas Lights in Lost Creek – 1520 Cliff Creek Drive
                                Friday’s & Saturday’s  5:30pm – 11pm; Sunday’s  5:30pm – 9:30pm
Over 19,000 lights with 77 programmed channels; tune your radio to 88.7FM to enjoy the show from the comfort of your car. 
                Kaleidoscope of Dreams at Village – Village at Fairview, near Macy’s Court
                                Daily at 5:00pm through December 31
The biggest light show in North Texas! Santa, food, family entertainment, kids crafts & more! 
Frisco, Texas – Holiday Events
                Christmas in the Square Holiday Lights – Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square
                                Daily through January 9th – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Choreographed holiday lights and music show; you can drive or stroll through to enjoy the shops, restaurants and displays. 
                Frisco Christmas Lights – 4015 Bryson Drive
                                Daily through December 26; 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Synchronized lights, listen from the comfort of your car on 99.9FM. A collection box of canned food to be given to the Frisco Food Bank will be located next to the mailbox. 
                Holiday Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids
                                December 21 at 11:00am, 2601 Preston Rd, Stonebriar Centre
Richardson Texas – Holiday Events
                Santa’s Village – City Hall/Civic Center Complex, 411 W Arapaho
                                Thursday – Sunday until December 24 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fun for all ages: crafts, story time, marionette shows, visit with Mrs. Claus and photos with Santa. 
Merry Christmas,
Reechia & Keith Powell
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Tuesday, December 18 2012
In this busy season it is easy to miss some of the special holiday events that our area has to offer, and with the kids out of school and holiday visitors sometimes you are a loss of what to do and see. Here is a list of things happening in Plano.  
Harrington Library – 1501 18th Street
            December 21, 2:00 - 3:30pm; Library Legos
December 28, 2:00pm; Family Movie – Karate Kid
Gordon Lights – 4665 Quincy Lane
           Every evening starting at 6:00pm * till 10pm Sunday – Thursday; till 11pm Friday & Saturday.
Over 100,000 lights computer-controlled by 850 channels of lighting automation and animation set to music broadcast over FM radio.   You can enjoy the show from the comfort and warmth of your car. 
Holiday Lights at Deerfield – Deerfield Neighborhood, Legacy Drive at Archgate Drive
           Daily through January 2nd  
This Plano neighborhood display is a Collin County tradition – typically one of the largest in the county.                
Story Time with Mrs. Claus – Collin Creek Mall – lover level in Center Court near Bloom
          December 22nd & 24th at 10:00 am
Schimelpfenig Library – 5024 Custer Road
          December 28, 11:00am – Puppet Show – The Gingerbread Man
The Ice Palace at Willow Bend – The Shops at Willow Bend, in Grand Court near Neiman Marcus
          Daily through December 24 – 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Come see the enchanting new holiday display, celebrating “The Chronicles of Narnia”
From Our Family to Yours ~ Merry Christmas! 
Reechia & Keith Powell
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Friday, November 16 2012
Did you know that the Plano Animal Shelter is one of the busiest shelters in all of Texas? Yes it is true, with more than 43,000 visitors (the human type) stopping in during the past year our shelter is busier than Dallas and Fort Worth’s shelters – combined!  
The shelter, located at Plano Parkway between Coit Road and Commerce Street has cared for more than 7,000 animals over the past year. The volunteer base of 125 animal lovers provided nearly 10,000 volunteers hours last year – comforting, playing and giving the pets human contact and companionship while they await their forever homes.   Last year nearly 2,800 forever homes were found for shelter pets.  
What kind of pets arrive at the shelter? Well the vast majority are dogs (3,652) and cats (1,638) but the shelter seems just about any kind of pet a person could imagine – of course there are always a few unexpected ones – just as an alligator, a monkey and some bobcats.  
If you are considering adopting a pet you can look here to see what is available. There are some great resources of information about the process and things to think about before adopting a pet.  
Reechia & Keith Powell
Proud Pet Owners & Long Time Residents of Plano
Looking for a new home for yourself?  Check out the available homes here. 
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Tuesday, August 21 2012

It is once again time for the twice yearly - and always popular - Divine Consign Children's & Maternity Consignment Sale! 

Sunday August 26 -28

2000 E Spring Creek Rd.

Gently worn children's and maternity clothing, toys, books, games, DVD's, baby equipment and furniture. 

More information

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Monday, March 05 2012

Plano Bridal Show  at Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek

March 11, 2012
12 noon to 5:00pm

Premier bridal event of North Dallas with over 100 wedding businesses to help you plan your perfect wedding.
Admission is $12/adults, $6/kids 14 & under (including toddlers & infants). 

$2.00 discount coupon
More information , call 972-713-9920

Homes for Sale in Plano

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Monday, December 20 2010

Expanded Animal Shelter & New Sculpture

In November the Plano Animal Shelter on West Plano Parkway unveiled the “Companions” sculpture that will greet visitors for years to come.  The unveiling coincided with the grand opening of shelter’s new 5,000 square foot addition. 

The sculpture is made of concrete and colorful glass – the dog is named Akiva and the cat is Kannon, Oscar Alvarado of San Antonio is the artist of this cute couple. 

The expanded area boasts surgical suite with separate recovery rooms for dogs and cats, a large kennel space and a reception area.  Visitors will appreciate the new pet owner waiting area.  The staff is happy with more storage as well as the new laundry room.  

All City of Plano pets must be registered; Akiva & Kannon are registered as well!  For more info on the partnership with the City of Plano and Pet Data visit or  Be sure to stop by and see the sculpture and facilities.  


New Interchange

Parker Road at US 75 Project is now operational!  Some construction will remain into January but the Single Point Urban Interchange is fully functional.   This joint project between the City of Plano and the Texas Department of Transportation is the first of its kind in Texas.  Learn more about Single Point Urban Interchanges here.


Cashless Tolling

December 11th marked the beginning of Cashless Tolling for the entire North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA).  For Plano drivers this includes the Dallas North Tollway, Sam Rayburn Tollway and President George Bush Turnpike.  You will be billed by Zip Cash or charged thru TollTag account only.   TollTags offer significant savings on tolls and new accounts can be opened at two City of Plano locations.  There will be some demolition and construction along the Dallas North Tollway thru mid 2011 as the Parker Road Toll Plaza and ramp plazas are dismantled. 


Plano Real Estate

Helping you find your home is our goal.

Getting you through the process is our expertise.

Reechia & Keith Powell

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Tuesday, October 26 2010

Halloween can be such a fun holiday for the whole family and here are two great events happening this weekend:

PCT Spooktacular

Plano Children's Theatre

1301 Custer Road, Suite 706

Saturday, October 30th - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Carnival games, Elementary Haunted House, Teen/Adult Haunted House, food, silent auction, costume and pumpkin contest.

Buy 50 tickets ($25) by October 27 and get ten free! Proceeds will underwrite scholarships for youth to attend Theatre programs. For more information, please call Sara Akers at (972) 422-2575 or


North TX Kids Family Expo

Plano Centre

2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Saturday, October 30th * 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

The North Texas Kids Family Expo is a Halloween extravaganza with over 100 vendors, live entertainment, arts & crafts, bounce houses and tons of other fun activities. Children are allowed to trick-or-treat, play, dance and more. There will be a costume contest at 2:00pm.  FREE

 For more information call 972-516-9070 or visit


Plano Real Estate

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Tuesday, August 17 2010

Sunday’s & Wednesday’s in August

Texas Pure Compost Sale – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

$16/cubic yard – we can help you figure out how much you need; delivery available.  More Information


Thursday, August 19 – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

BEKA Book Home School curriculum and text book sale. 

Free Admission – 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway


Saturday, August 21 – 9:00 am

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve – Family Morning Hike

Spend a fall morning walking the woods of Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve with your family and friends (for everyone 3 years and older).  Parks & Recreation staff and/or naturalist will guide you through local flora and fauna.  Everyone 13 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. 

$2.00/person  -  More Information


August 29 – 31

Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Monday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Divine Consign Sale – 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Children’s and Maternity Sale in Metroplex’s favorite twice yearly sale.


Plano Real Estate

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Thursday, May 27 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010 & Sunday, May 30, 2010

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Join us to see this amazing home!  Many upgrades, lovingly maintained and looking for new owners!   Located in a wonderful community in Plano!


3616 Trail Walker Drive, Plano


See you there,

Reechia & Keith


Helping you find your home is our goal

Getting you through the process is our expertise!


Plano Texas Real Estate

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Thursday, April 15 2010

April 24th, 2010

Event Description VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!  This is Plano's 24th annual community-wide cleanup effort. Join over two million volunteers from more than 14,000 communities nationwide as they participate in neighborhood, school campus, park and creek cleanups! Everyone can help...individuals, groups and organizations. It's good for the environment!

For more information and required pre-event registration, visit


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Tuesday, April 13 2010

Plano Centre, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway

Saturday April 17,2010

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM  

The 2010 Live Green Expo will bring you face-to-face with the nation's foremost experts in the field of sustainable-living. Come and learn about protecting our environment by conserving resources, minimizing waste and reducing toxic products and materials....learn about renewable energy sources and how to integrate environmental values into your everyday life...and more!  Visit numerous vendor booths, cooking demos, explore the DIY Room, learn about 'green' jobs...and more! 

Joel Salatin is the 2010 keynote speaker. He's an American farmer, lecturer and author ("You Can Farm" and "Salad Bar Beef") who raises livestock using holistic methods on his 550-acre Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah Valley.


OTHER things to enjoy:

Compost Fair/Exhibit                   Rain Barrel workshop                 Children's activities                      Fair Trade market                       Local & Organic Foods                 Green Job panel Water Conservation demos           Over 150 exhibitors


Plano Texas Real Estate

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Tuesday, February 02 2010
Intercontinental Hotel, Malachite Room
15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison
6:00 pm
A romantic evening like none other! Attend the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Valentine Gala, themed “Paris Nights: Passport to the Stars”
Dine and dance the night away with Max Class and the Class Act, a high energy show and variety band. A Silent and Live Auctions – great items, don’t miss out! 
Tickets: $125/person; proceeds benefit the Plano Symphony Orchestra. 
Call 972-473-7262 or visit
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Thursday, December 17 2009

Home for the Holidays will be presented on December 20th at 4pm and again at 7:30 pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano. Broadway soprano Laurie Gayle Stephenson will be featured in this wonderful production.

Tickets and information 972-473-7262
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Tuesday, October 13 2009

Heart of Texas Arts & Crafts Show

October 17th & 18th, 2009 - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Plano Centre
2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

The Heart of Texas Arts & Crafts Show includes hand-crafted items like antiques, collectibles and home decorations

Admission: $5/adults (good for the entire weekend); children 12 and under admitted free. For more information contact Earline Walters at 903-217-8081 or visit

Taste of Downtown Plano

October 17th & 18th, 2009 - 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Historic Downtown Plano
East 15th Street

The Historic Downtown Plano Association continues the 2009 Special Events Series with Taste of Downtown Plano. Activities include tasty food samples for purchase, wine tastings, demonstrations, vendors, music, drinks and more. This event promises to be an amazing day of family fun and great downtown shopping too.

Food tickets will be available during the event. For vendor information visit or or call Jon Hubach, Plano Planner at 972-941-5260.

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Wednesday, October 07 2009

October 10th, 2009 – Saturday – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Haggard Park
15th Street and H Avenue

The Plano International Festival will showcase and celebrate the many cultures represented by Plano residents. The Festival will take visitors on a "tour of the world" right in historic downtown with diverse music and dance performances, a feast of ethnic cuisine, vibrant displays and works of art. PLUS...over 30 free activities and demonstrations for the entire family. Attendees will also witness new citizens being sworn in during a naturalization ceremony.

FREE! For more information visit

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Friday, August 28 2009
Plano Career Fair
Wednesday, September 2, 2007
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
An excellent opportunity to for you to meet face-to-face with Plano/Dallas area employers. 
Free Admission
To pre-register and see a full list of available jobs visit or call 830.393.7401 for more information.
Location: Plano Centre; 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway
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Wednesday, July 01 2009
City of Allen

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Watter's Creek first annual Parade, Pooches, and Patriots on the Green celebration. Festivities include kid and pooch patriotic parade and costume contest. Children of all ages are welcome to decorate their bikes, wagons, strollers and scooters to join the 15 minute parade. Canines should be on a leash and no motorized vehicles are permitted. Admission and parking is free. Prizes will be awarded.

Before and after the parade their will be clowns, face painting, and balloon artists. Families are also encouraged to bring care package items such as disposable cameras, hygiene products, phone cards, playing cards, AA batteries, energy bars, gum and small stuffed animals to donate for Soldier care packages.

Registration for the parade is from 11am - noon and is free. The parade begins promptly at noon. Winners will be announced at 1pm.

Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is located at 970 Garden Park Drive (US 75 and Bethany Drive) in Allen.

All-American Fourth
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
Spring Creek Parkway @ Jupiter Road

Starting at 9:30 PM

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family to help celebrate Independence Day 2009 at Plano's All-American Fourth! Spectacular fireworks can be seen as the show is choreographied to music and simulcast on 97.5 KLAK.

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Thursday, June 18 2009
June 22   6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
E-Waste: Toxic Trash & What You Can Do About It
Parkway Service Center
4120 W. Plano Parkway
$5/resident for each class
Registration is required -- go to  
For more details call 972-769-4132 or email
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Wednesday, June 10 2009

Living Green In Plano, TX
Learn How to Green your Lifestyle, Live Healthier & Save Money

June 15
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Breathe Easier: Ways to Improve Air Quality

Parkway Service Center
4120 W. Plano Parkway

$5/resident for each class
Registration is required -- go to

For more details call 972-769-4132 or email  

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Tuesday, June 09 2009

Amphitheater at Oak Point Park, Plano
2801 East Spring Creek Parkway

June 13, Saturday
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Tribute bands will keep the 'good, good, good' vibrations going all summer long.

Beach attire is recommended.

Coolers and picnic baskets welcome.

Alcohol is permitted for those 21 and older.

To purchase tickets visit  

$8/children 12 and under
Children 3 years and under admitted free if with parent.

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Thursday, June 04 2009

Learn How to Green your Lifestyle, Live Healthier & Save Money

June 8 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
10 Steps to an Energy Efficient Home

Parkway Service Center
4120 W. Plano Parkway

$5/resident for each class
Registration is required -- go to
For more details call 972-769-4132 or email

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