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  2. Faucett Roofing & Construction 972-896-0999 Serving Allen & Surrounding Communities
  3. I have not heard that, but also where I got my listing has not changed since I first posted so I'm not sure if it's completely up to date. They are pretty quite on what is going there so far. I had to dig pretty deep to find what I did
  4. Randy Hopper and the Big Texas Boys, an exciting country band that combines the best of blues and rock, performs 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Allen Public Library. View https://www.cityofallen.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=6959. A native Texan, Randy began playing guitar and writing country music as a teenager in Blue Ridge, Texas. Some of Randy’s original songs include “The Cowboy Way” and “I Love Country Life.” Playing with his band throughout Texas for the past 40 years, he has also performed with Zane Williams, Kylie Rae Harris, and other well-known musicians. Big Texas Boys has played at the Cottonwood Festival in Richardson, American Legion post in Denison and Love and War in Texas. The band is comprised of Randy Hopper on guitar, Stan Ragsdale on bass, JP Evanston on drums and Mark Lafon on guitar. Their CD, Randy Hopper and the Big Texas Boys, will be available at the concert. Employed with the City of Plano, Randy and his wife, the Honorable Linda Hopper, live in Bonham with their three dogs. Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the concert is free. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.
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  6. The adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 represented a huge victory for American women by securing their inalienable right to vote. Texas was the first state in the South to ratify this hard-fought-for change. Learn more about the champions for Texas women’s suffrage, political strategies, anti-suffrage sentiments, efforts to amend the Texas Constitution, primary suffrage, and, finally, the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment with Melissa Prycer at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Allen Public Library. Melissa Prycer is the president and executive director at Dallas Heritage Village. She holds a master’s degree in public history from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to joining Dallas Heritage Village, she worked as an intern at several museums in Dallas. This program is sponsored by the Allen Public Library, located at 300 N. Allen Drive. Call 214-509-44911 for additional information.
  7. We heard that Whiskey Cake is no longer opening in the new development. Is that true? Do we have an updated list of restaurants for the new development?
  8. The original Southfork Ranch for the famed television show Dallas was on Preston Road in Frisco and owned by the Cloyce Box family. Hear Douglas Box discuss his recollections of one of Texas’ most famous ranches and the rise and fall of his family dynasty at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Allen Public Library. The Box family was once a formidable player in the Texas business world, controlling a diverse portfolio of public and private companies, especially oil and gas, cement manufacturing, and real estate. Following Cloyce’s sudden death and a litigious four-year family ordeal, Douglas led the sale of the family’s oil and gas business. Today, Douglas is a certified family business advisor, author, and public speaker. He helps clients with succession planning, corporate governance, dispute resolution, and family meetings. Texas Monthly’s Skip Hollandsworth notes, “There is nobody more prepared to write the saga of a great Texas family than Douglas Box. His legendary father Cloyce is like someone out of central casting. And what happened to Douglas and his three brothers is something out of a best-selling novel. Get ready to shake your head in pure amazement.” In 2014, Douglas published, Cutter Frisco, Growing up on the Original Southfork Ranch. In October of 2016, he published a more extensive memoir about his father called Texas Patriarch – A Legacy Lost. Call 214-509-4911.
  9. Help us find a match for AHS senior, Jack Armentrout! Be the Match is looking for adults aged 18-44 to join the international registry. An onsite registration event will be held outside the AHS Cafeteria from 8 am - 1 pm on Thursday, April 18. Can’t make it to our event? Log on to the Be the Match website to have a kit mailed to your home! For more information about the donation process, please visit bethematch.org Questions? Please contact AHS Support Counselor, Jennifer Atencio at Jennifer.Atencio@allenisd.org or 972.727.0400 or visit the AHS Be the Match information page.
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    car port

    Do we need a permit to have a car port installed on our driveway? There are several on our block.
  11. Denise, Thanks for all your info. I had heard about hugs but didn't know, or forgot, they had a greenhouse.
  12. My front yard is 75% flowerbeds with a couple trees and the rest is grass. Check out the plant sales this month: Hugs Greenhouse in McKinney is having a sale this Saturday, April 6. This organization helps provide and expand employment opportunities and programs for adults with special needs. http://hugscafe.org/greenhouse/ The Heard Museum plant sale is April 12 (members only) and 13. http://www.heardmuseum.org/ The Collin County Master Gardeners are having their big plant sale on Saturday, April 20. http://ccmgatx.org/ And, if you are interested in plant swaps, the Allen Garden Club is having their spring plant swap this Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 pm at their monthly meeting - Allen Heritage Center, 100 E. Main St. in downtown Allen. http://allengardenclub.org/
  13. The Grape Man of Texas T. V. Munson Learn the fascinating story of T.V. Munson, the Grape Man of Texas, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, from Sherrie McLeRoy at the Allen Public Library. During the nineteenth century, a scourge erupted in Europe that decimated the wine and grape industry. Farmers destroyed their vineyards all over Europe in a desperate attempt to protect the next year’s crops. In France, over 70% of the vines were dead. A resident of Denison, Texas, T. V. Munson was a recognized expert in native American grape species, and the French government requested his assistance. He developed an insect- and fungus-resistant rootstock from native Texas grapes. Cuttings were shipped to France and grafted onto French vines. The hardy Texas grapevines thrived in the French soil and saved the vineyards of France. The French government sent a delegation to Denison to present T.V. the “French Legion of Honor” in 1888. In France, monuments were erected in his honor. The Honorable Ben Munson declared, “I am proud that the highest honor that is bestowed by the French government was awarded to a Texan and family member.” Sherrie McElvoy is the co-author of Grape Man of Texas: The Life and Times of T.V. Munson and author of Texas Adoption Activist Edna Gladney: A Life & Legacy of Love. Sponsored by the Collin County Master Gardeners and the Allen Public Library, the program is free. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.
  14. Are you at liberty of sharing?
  15. I am on the chambers committee, and believe it or not, when they are done with the rebuild, almost every single space in Fairview is rented out.
  16. Allen ISD's Lowery Freshman Center will host the Medication Disposal Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 AM until 2 PM. The event is designed to allow families to safely dispose of old and unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Used and expired needles, lancets and epi-pens also will be accepted at the drive-through event. Lowery Freshman Center is at 368 North Greenville Avenue in Allen. The event is sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Allen, The Allen Police Department, and Allen ISD. For more information or questions about the disposal day, contact Jennifer Atencio at Allen High School, 972-727-0400 ext. 6163, or the Allen ISD Public Information Office at 972-727-0510.
  17. Hit by the March 24 Storm? - Hail Damage FREE Inspections! Deductible Waived up to 1% AMERICAN-1 ROOFING & REMODELING
  18. Gotta agree about Twisted Root. The one in Richardson is great. Never was impressed with the one in Fairview.
  19. Going in Fairview at the old Texas Land & Cattle location https://boomerjacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/BMJ-Press-Release-Fairview.pdf
  20. Thanks for the recommendations. I did know about Appealing Gardens and that is on my list. I try to get at least 3 recommendations. I do have some wildflowers (rock rose, winecup, and verbena which is my favorite). Actually, I dug up the latter from the land around me 30 years ago before they developed the land. I also had two different trees but one died due to all the rain several years back and the other might have had the same problem. I also have an area for wildflowers but then my yaupon holly grew and shaded the area a little too much. I'm not planning to have an area that is really sunny for wildflowers; wish I could get rid of all my grass and have native plants. I also have some native plants in the shade. Some native plants came from the Heard Museum sale many years ago or from organic nurseries plus Puckette's most recently.
  21. Alexander Hamilton was a statesman and visionary whose life continues to shape America today. The Allen Public Library will feature a presentation by Dr. Edward Countryman discussing this founding fatherat 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 300 N. Allen Dr. Dr. Countryman will examine Hamilton’s role during the Revolutionary War and Founding period (1774-1804). The Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard will be in colonial costume to present the flag Hamilton rose from an orphaned, 15-year-old West Indies immigrant to George Washington’s war time aide, and at age 32, our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton championed four causes — ratification of the constitution, the abolition of slavery, and creation of both the New York Stock Exchange and National Bank. Alexander Hamilton’s efforts led to his picture being on the ten-dollar bill. Today, many most remember him for the duel with Aaron Burr that led to his death. As an aid to General Washington during the American Revolution and later the Secretary of Treasury, he played a pivotal role in helping shape our nation. His policies created the mechanism for modern financial systems to develop. Those policies facilitated the growth of capital markets and afforded businesses the ability to create capital. Edward Countryman is University Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University, a highly acclaimed American Revolution historian, and the author or editor of nine books, including six on the Revolution, with another on the way. He also has a strong interest in how creative artists, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, have understood the Revolution on canvas, on film, and on stage. His first book, on post-independence New York, included close study of Hamilton in the 1780s. It won Columbia University’s Bancroft Prize as one of the two best books on all of American history in its year of publication. His most recent book explored what both free and enslaved Black People did with the opportunities that the Revolutionary era presented. Refreshments based upon recipes from the Colonial Williamsburg will be provided by the Friends of the Allen Public Library.
  22. I'm not sure I would blame it completely on the mall Cane Rosso wasn't bad but I only ate there once and I love pizza. And as far as Twisted Root goes I didn't think the food came close to the one in Richardson and I only ate at the Fairview location twice at most. Now Gloria's puts out a decent product and I go there several times a year and they always have a decent crowd. I'm not saying the mall isn't lacking but I don't miss anyone who has left except maybe Patrizio. I can assure you Bowlero won't be open much longer either and it has nothing to do with the mall it's just way over priced and crappy management. I do agree Stacy Green will make it harder on them unless they get some quality establishments to sign up. Hey but why do I care spring is in the air and patio weather is almost here 😀
  23. The directory shows a separate building but does not list in the legend what it is. I believe Sleep Number Mattress is going in front of it along Stacy https://www.fairviewtowncenter.com/shop
  24. It may have already fallen through. One of the major investors backed out. The city has said they have not heard what's going to happen now https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/Plans-for-Allens-500-Million-Cricket-Stadium-Complex-Hit-a-Bump-506940711.html
  25. Guess all that redevelopment on the Fairview side is doing more harm than good. Needed to completely tear down and start over. It's only going to get worse for them when Stacy Green opens up
  26. Thanks for the response!!
  27. 911 Wildlife Learn about the behaviors of coyotes, bobcats and other animals that live in urban environments from Bonnie Bradshaw in a free program, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Allen Public Library. Recent coyote attacks against human adults in Frisco are unprecedented, and Bonnie will present the latest information on these assaults. North Texas’ very own coyote whisperer wants us to know how to be safe and avoid wildlife conflicts—learn tips to keep you and your pets safe. The president of 9-1-1 Wildlife, Bonnie’s presentation will cover wildlife ecology and behaviors, as well as types and causes of animal conflicts. An animal and wildlife removal relocation and control service, 9-1-1 Wildlife’s philosophy regarding animal removal is quite different—no traps or poisons. Bonnie is a frequent presenter for community organizations and has appeared on various television and radio stations. This program is sponsored by Animal Control Services. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Drive. Call Deborah Michnick at 214.509.4379 for additional information.
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