Kids are “Lucky Ducks” At Watters Creek This Spring

Posted by    |    March 16th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is proud to announce the return of “Lucky Duck Kids Club”, a monthly family-friendly activity series sponsored by Primrose Schools of East & West Allen, designed for children ages three to 12 years old. Give your kids a monthly dose of FREE fun at Watters Creek and enjoy several educational hands-on activities with a different theme each month.

Lucky Duck Kids Club Spring Schedule:

March 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Day

April 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Earth Day

May 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Mother’s Day

June 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Father’s Day

Free and open to the public. Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is located at U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive in Allen, Texas.

Watters Creek Goes Green & Adds Irish Fun!

Posted by    |    March 14th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Watters Creek will “go green” on Saturday, March 17 as they dye the creek that runs through the center green. Don’t miss out on seeing the only creek in Dallas-Fort Worth dyed green in celebration of the Emerald Isle’s most famous holiday.

The safe, non-toxic ingredients used to dye the creek green biodegrade naturally, gradually turning the water to its original color within a week with no harmful effect on wildlife.

In addition to the green creek, Irish festivities will include:

Saturday, March 17

· Enjoy live music from 5 Second Rule on The Green from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

· Lucky Duck Kids Club from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children ages three to 12 can enjoy several free educational Irish themed hands-on activities from Primrose Schools of East & West Allen.

*All festivities are free and open to the public.

Buy American at Watters Creek

Posted by    |    February 17th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Watters Creek is celebrating President’s Day by reminding it’s shoppers of their retailers and restaurants that sell treats & eats that are “made in the USA.”

  • Apricot Lane carries MADE IN AMERICA from the DFW area items such as GWear recycled tops, Guitar picknecklaces made by a local artist, Bling College game-day hats and necklaces by Willow Creek Designs.
  • Bonnie Ruth’s Bistro bakes and make everything in house and get almost everything locally. Their beverages come from Oak Farms Dairy and Coca-Cola.
  • CRÚ – A Wine Bar carries cheese, beef and wines MADE IN AMERICA. They offer a “Great American Cheese Flight” which includes: St. Mary Gouda, Wisconsin—cow’s milk + herbal tones + sweet + nutty + firm creamy; Petit Frére, Crave Brothers, Wisconsin—cow’s milk + luscious velvety texture + fruity flavor; and Laura Chenel’s Chevre, Sonoma—soft goat’s milk + fresh creamy chevre + hint of grass. They also use Neiman Ranch Beef, which is Angus based breeds grown on pasture and finished on all- vegetarian feed. Neiman Ranch beef is raised traditionally, humanely and sustainably with no hormones or antibiotics on family-owned ranches. Finally, they have hundreds of wines MADE IN AMERICA.
  • Luke’s Locker carries MADE IN AMERICA brands’ like Alo, Beyond Yoga, Hard Tail, KOS*USA, Nux, Pink Lotus and Res.
  • Paciugo makes their gelato fresh daily here in our store. At corporate headquarters in Dallas, they create all of the flavors used to make their gelato. They even go to the Farmers Market in Dallas to purchase all of the fruits, veggies, etc.
  • Most if not all of SampleHouse & CandleShop our candles are MADE IN AMERICA such as Allure Home Fragrance, Aromatique, Archipelago, Aspen Bay, Circle E, Kringle Candles, LUX Candles, Orleans, Root, Trapp, Tyler, Voluspa and Votivo.
  • Sephora carries brands MADE IN AMERICA including: Amazing Cosmetics, Bare Escentuals, Bliss, Bumble & Bumble, Carol’s Daughter, Charlotte Ronson, Clarisonic, Clinique (skincare), DermaDR, Dr. Brandt First Aid Beauty, Jack Black*, Josie Maran, Kate Somerville ,La Vanilla, Murad, Ojon, O.P.I., Oscar Blandi, Ouidad, Pacifica, Perricone, Peter Thomas Roth, Philosophy, Smashbox, St. Tropez (Tanning Products), Tarte, Temptu, Too Faced and Urban Decay. Jack Black men’s skincare and shave line is not only MADE IN AMERICA, but is also a woman-owned company based out of Carrollton, Texas.

Go and shop at Watters’ Creek locally owned and created businesses!

Wildlife Interaction?

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2012 at 9:34 am

There have been lots of news stories about coyotes, bobcat and raccoon sightings around neighborhoods recently. A lot of times they are looking for shelter/water and come up to the porch for a closer look at what might be waiting for them on your porch.

Some people have taken to feeding wildlife and as a result, they become accustomed to people and will be regular visitors. Animal control recommends eliminating the attractions, like water or food left out for your pets. They ask us to remember that they were here first and to keep our distance.

What is your opinion on wildlife interaction with people?

Savour Tapas Bar

Posted by    |    January 26th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Are you tired of the same old hangouts every time you go somewhere? I’m always interested in trying something new. Watters Creek has a new Tapas bar opening soon. “Tapas” originated in Spain and consist of a wide variety of appetizers. They were designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused on eating an entire meal in front of them. This place sounds like fun.

Allen Eagle Football Banquet 2012

Posted by    |    January 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Allen FootballThe Allen Eagle Football Team had their annual end of the season banquet on January 11, 2012 at the Brand New Allen High School Performing Arts Center.

We were honored to have our YouPlusDallas highlight reel of the final game in the old Allen Eagle Stadium against Flower Mound presented at the banquet.  Allen won the game 59-30 and seeing the fans, players, band and cheerleaders in the video that night made the last game a very special night and great memory for all.

-Brad Holden is a Real Estate Expert in Frisco for Holden New Homes focusing primarily on Richwoods, Austin Ridge, The Arbor at Lawler Park, The Crossing at Arbor Park and Craig Ranch. Brad also has a Real Estate Channel on YouPlusDallas where both New Homes and Communities are featured.

Direct: (469) 733-2723 E-Mail: b@holdennewhomes.com

Allen, Texas Tops CNN Money’s 2010 Top 100 Cities to Live In the Nation

Posted by    |    September 5th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Allen texasThis town is a 30-minute drive north from downtown Dallas, so it’s no surprise that many residents work in the big city.

When they are not at the office, Allen residents have plenty to do right at home. Allen has a symphony, a ballet, multiple malls, and a minor league hockey team.

Parents appreciate the top-rated school system and low crime rate. Their children appreciate the MTV-featured “The Edge” – one of the largest outdoor skate parks in the nation.

The Allen Eagle Football program is currenty rated #4 in the ESPN poll in the nation.  The band practically takes up the entire field during football game half-time show.  With premier new homes being built nearby, Allen, TX is a sight to see. It is no wonder why Allen tops CNN Money’s 2010 list as a best place to live in the nation.