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Hit the Trails

Hit the Trails

Explore parks, cities by bicycle this summer By Sydni Ellis I learned how to ride a bike on a pink glitter bicycle with white wheels, a cute basket, and rainbow tassel handles. As a kid, I spent countless hours exploring the neighborhood streets with my matching 

Aviation Unmanned Vehicle Museum tells history of military drone development

Aviation Unmanned Vehicle Museum tells history of military drone development

By Joe Reavis Unmanned flying vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, have been put to many uses in recent years and become popular with hobbyists, but their development comes directly from the military and is chronicled in the recently opened Aviation Unmanned Vehicle Museum at 

Farm Fresh

Farm Fresh

Local farmers feed their communities By Sonia Duggan The farms that once dotted the countryside in Collin County and across the U.S. have given way to progress as developers snapped up land once farmed for generations. While progress is inevitable, especially for those of us 

Cool treats for hot days

Cool treats for hot days

Vanilla Ice Cream infused with Rose Geranium Leaves Makes about 1 quart; serves 6 to 8 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups whole milk 3⁄4 cup sugar 24 rose geranium leaves or 6 sprigs fresh thyme or  1 small branch lemon verbena 6 large 

Healing Home Design

Healing Home Design

How to infuse living spaces with color that feeds the soul From experiences to surroundings, the past year has brought a renewed focus on feeding the soul. In an era of overstimulation and information overload, many are finding a new appreciation for living life minimally 

Adopt Sydney, gain a loyal friend!

Adopt Sydney, gain a loyal friend!

Sydney is a one-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. She is the perfect combination of playful energy and cuddle buddy, and at 38 pounds she is the perfect size. She loves to go on walks but can entertain herself with a nice long nap when needed. 

Rotary

Rotary

Supporting communities in District 5810 By Sonia Duggan Whether they’re meeting at sunrise, noon or mid-day, Rotarians across the country — and throughout the world — continue to find ways to serve others while keeping true to their founder’s vision: “So professionals of diverse backgrounds 

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Reporters find joy in working in their home market  By Don Munsch Allie Spillyards especially loved writing when she was growing up. Diana Zoga loved reading in her formative years. Their love of those life skills only helped them when they became storytellers. The kind 

Set sail for summer fun

Set sail for summer fun

By Sydni Ellis If I could bottle up a bit of June’s dreamy, luminescent sunshine, I would spritz it all year long to prolong that magical early summer feeling. It’s practically impossible to feel sad this time of year when the outdoors beckons you every 

Food & Drink from the Garden

Food & Drink from the Garden

Fudgy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf Cake with Maple Sour Cream Icing | 8 SERVINGS This is our teenagers’ favorite way to use up the zucchini growing out back. For about a blink of an eye, we had a Southern grocery store chain in Santa Barbara,