Kiwanis Butterfly Festival

Posted by    |    May 17th, 2012 at 12:38 am

Did you happen to see it?  I almost missed it, too.  On May 12th, the Kiwanis Club of Plano had a Butterfly Festival in Collin Creek Mall.  We had inadvertently discovered a fun and educational outing for my daughters.  Inside the mall, there was a large mesh tent filled with butterflies.  But for my daughters, is got even better.  Not only did you get to see them, but you got to go into the tent and be surrounded by them.
Kiwanis Club Butterfly Festival

The Butterfly Festival @ Collin Creek Mall

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Massage Envy Spa Offers North Texans A Place To Relax

Posted by    |    March 1st, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Massage Envy SPA — Preston Park Village located at 1900 Preston Road, Suite 201, Plano TX, offer specialized massage expertise, including pre-natal, hot stone, reflexology and trigger points. To attract experienced therapists, Bruce & Stephanie McGovernMcGoverns offer employment packages that include major medical and paid vacations for full-time employees. All four of the McGovern’s clinics are actively hiring certified massage therapists, certified estheticians and sales associates.

Winners of numerous Massage Envy awards for excellence in franchising, the McGoverns were the first Massage Envy franchisees in the DFW area, opening their Old Town site on Greenville Avenue in Dallas in 2005. Over the past five years, Old Town has been the second busiest Massage Envy in the United States.

With today’s fast pace and hectic schedules, North Texans are benefiting from facials and therapeutic massage.

Wildlife Interaction?

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2012 at 9:25 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?

Adopt Our Furry Friends

Posted by    |    January 26th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

For all of you wanting to adopt a dog or cat, now is the time. The Plano Animal Shelter is running a Martin Luther King Special from January 8th-31st:

Any dog or kitten over 6 months:All dogs and cats are  $40 and VIP dogs and cats are $25

Visit the Plano Animal Shelter

4028 | West Plano Parkway | Plano | 75093

Thursday Night Lights

Posted by    |    September 30th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Light display in Plano, TX

Plano Lightning

After breaking yet another daily heat record in North Texas, Mother Nature decided to smile upon us and give us an impressive display Thursday night. A nice line of thunderstorms marched across North Texas, complete with a most impressive light show. With Texas suffering from one of the hottest summers on record, and severe drought conditions, any relief was welcomed.

Unfortunately we didn’t get as much rain as we needed, generally only about 1/2 inch. Several area lakes are still several feet below full levels, and most areas are under water conservation rules and burn bans. But the cold front did bring some relief to the high temperatures we’ve been having all summer. We’ll be enjoying temperatures about 10-15 degrees lower than we’ve had for a while, just in time for the State Fair of Texas.

It was nice to know that Mother Nature hasn’t completely forgotten about us.

Bone Daddy’s coming to Plano Texas on the Tollroad?

Posted by    |    September 9th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Yes it’s true.Bone Daddys Plano

Right by the new cult following Chuy’s on the East side of the tollroad, will be another tempting place to stretch your waistlines.

Many people that have not been to Bone Daddy’s are very surprised. This place is a mix of Hooters, Brickhouse, and Dickey’s BBQ. Some feel awkward going to places like this with your wife and kids.

Older gentlemen, I’m sure, feel like creepy old men.  And the 20 something guy crowd couldn’t be happier!

The waitresses wear tight clothes, but the majority should think twice before they show up to work.Bone Daddys House of Smoke

They do not close until midnight and prepare to have a little issue with your waitress and her timing on refills and service. I’m sure they are encouraged to mingle with the customers.  But TVs are everywhere!
Their focus is barbeque, but they have a fantastic chicken fried steak.

So before you make the 45 minute wait at Chuy’s before your movie which is walking distance, in late 2011 you will have another choice Bone Daddy’s!

(Or be smart and take the Drive Thru at In-N-Out Burger 5 minutes away!)

Horses and Longhorns in Plano Texas?

Posted by    |    September 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Yes there are.Horses in Plano

If you wonder what Plano is like, here’s a typical site in West Plano. Still open land, this is at
Corporate and the Dallas North Tollroad on JCPenney headquarters property. Beautiful horses and their foals, about 25 horses, we are guessing.

I think we kind of take this for granted. In the distance is the Dallas North Tollway and Shops of Legacy – a stones throw away. Just so you know there are lots of SUV’s and pickup trucks too but most the cowboys are in Ft. Worth.

My son loves to hear that we are going to feed the horses slices of apples. They all come galloping over and it’s all worth it to see the smile on his face.

Longhorns in Plano

On the opposite side there are Longhorns ranging from 600 pounds up to 1,400 pounds. And no, we do not try to feed them.
This is a great activity for anyone who has little ones and wants something different to do!