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  2. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Mayflower's sailing to America and the resulting founding of Plymouth Colony by the Pilgrims. Many of the stories of this great adventure stay with us today. One of the best-known passengers on the Mayflower was Miles Standish, commander of the colony’s militia immortalized in the fictional The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Another popular tale recounts the Pilgrims’ shock when an Indian sachem fearlessly strolled into their fledgling campsite and declared the now famous words, “Welcome, Englishmen.” Listen to a live virtual program presented by Judie Allen and Captain James Battles USN at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at https://allentx.swagit.com/live/ Audience can submit questions until 8:30 p.m., June 25 ay 21 at liveonstage@cityofallen.org. A direct descendant of Mayflower passengers William, Alice and Pricilla Mullins, John Alden and Richard Warren, Ms. Allen is the Governor for the Texas Society of Mayflower Descendant and has served the Society as Assistant General to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. In 2020, Judie co-edited the book Gone to Texas – How Mayflower Descendants Got to Texas published by the Texas Society for the 400th Commemoration of the Mayflower voyage. She explains, “The Texas Society of Mayflower Descendants’ goal is to educate and promote an accurate, historical, and sometimes, unromantic account of our amazing Pilgrim ancestors.” Captain Battles, retired Unites States Navy, earned a Ph.D. in Educational Communications and Medical Education. He has served the on faculty of Ohio State University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and the Uniformed Services University of the Heath Sciences in Bethesda, MD as a medical educator. While researching family history, Captain Battles discovered that he was a descendant of Mayflower passenger James Chilton. Using his expertise in educational communications, he wrote and produced a video entitled Chilton’s Challenge that tells the story of Chilton and his daughter Mary, which is available on YouTube. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.
  3. Collin County families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 can now apply online for housing and living assistance grants, part of the Collin CARES recovery plan that provides up to $2,500 in monthly financial assistance to each qualifying household. View the full article
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  6. Updated Listing Webster Mechanical
  7. Updated Listing The Painting Place
  8. Allen is joining 19 other North Texas agencies to create the most connected, smart and resilient region in the country. View the full article
  9. Updated Listing Appealing Gardens Landscape
  10. Beginning May 18, customer service windows in Utility Billing, Permitting and Municipal Court will reopen. Visitors to other departments in Allen City Hall must be seen by appointment only. View the full article
  11. Live but virtual program presented by former Associated Press reporter Rusty Williams at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at https://allentx.swagit.com/live/ Audience can submit questions until 8:30 p.m., May 21 at liveonstage@cityofallen.org. Fifty years ago the world held its breath as three American astronauts drifted through space in a crippled command module. With depleted oxygen tanks and only a trickle of electric power, only gravity, precise navigation, and a miracle of engineering could save them from a dark and lingering death in deep space. The dramatic story of Apollo 13 has been told in books, documentaries, and a movie, but writer-historian Rusty Williams witnessed events first-hand from the Mission Operations Control Room at the Manned Spacecraft Center. As a junior reporter for the Associated Press, Williams observed ─ and wrote about ─ the backstage magic eventually brought the astronauts home safely. Williams will tell his exciting story through a virtual presentation for the first time at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at https://allentx.swagit.com/live/. Former KERA-FM news editor and CBS Radio broadcaster B. J. Austin will interview Williams on-stage at the Allen Public Library, asking for details and stories not generally known to the public. Questions from the audience will be accepted until 8:30 p.m. May 21. Please submit your questions to liveonstage@cityofallen.org. Rusty Williams is an award-winning writer and speaker, the author of four history books. His Red River Bridge War: A Texas-Oklahoma Border Battle (Texas A&M University Press, 2016) was named “Best Book of Oklahoma History, 2016” by the Oklahoma Historical Society. My Old Confederate Home—A Respectable Place for Civil War Veterans (University Press of Kentucky, 2010) won the 2011 Douglas S. Freeman Award for Southern History. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.
  12. Updated Listing M Salon
  13. Collin County has corrected an error that led to reports of the first COVID-19-related death in Allen. View the full article
  14. The City of Allen is planning a phased return to pre-COVID operations with some changes beginning on Friday, May 1. View the full article
  15. Straight-line winds knocked down tree limbs, fence panels and trash bins throughout Allen. Here’s what you need to know to clean up. View the full article
  16. Coupon Update Allen Car Care
  17. Updated Listing AAA Quality Termite & Pest Control
  18. Updated Listing Law Office of Tim Baker
  19. Updated Listing LSDG Roofing & Construction
  20. The City of Allen is daily contact with local, county and state officials to provide a rapid response to the growing threat of COVID-19. This includes many new or enhanced protocols to protect the safety of our citizens and employees. Update: On April 27, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a phased approach to reopening Texas businesses. The changes will begin May 1, following the expiration of his statewide Executive Order on April 30. The City of Allen is assessing the speed at which it may safely reopen public facilities and will post updates to CityofAllen.org when plans are finalized. View the full article
  21. Beginning on April 2, the City of Allen will begin enforcing a statewide Executive Order which includes clear definitions of essential businesses and directs all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact through April 30. View the full article
  22. Governor Greg Abbott announced a phased approach to reopening Texas businesses beginning on May 1, following the expiration of his statewide Executive Order. View the full article
  23. Local facilities are administering COVID-19 testing for qualifying individuals. Remember to check first with your primary care physician. View the full article
  24. Lefty's Corner - Products for Left Handers Updated Listing Lefty's Corner - Products for Left Handers
  25. Craig's Car Care Updated Listing Craig's Car Care, Inc.
  26. Local facilities are administering COVID-19 testing for qualifying individuals. Remember to check first with your primary care physician. View the full article
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