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Hugs Café

Hugs Café

Changing the world one hug at a time By Sonia Duggan & April Towery Hugs Café in McKinney is a great place to have a salad or sandwich, but there’s something else that makes the restaurant unique: its employees. For Ashton, Becky, Blaine, Chris, Cierra, […]

Clark needs a home for Christmas

Clark needs a home for Christmas

Hi there, my name is Clark! I am a super sweet Pittie mix looking for my furever home. I’m full of life, silly and entertaining. My perfect people would take me on walks around the neighborhood and play with me in the backyard. Also, I […]

Charming Christmas Towns

Charming Christmas Towns

By Sydni Ellis Turn on Hallmark Channel, go see Last Christmas in theatres or stream practically any Christmas movie ever made, and you’ll notice one thing they all have in common: a delightful town square with fresh fir trees, twinkling lights and charming architecture. That […]

25 years of singing, serving

25 years of singing, serving

By Sonia Duggan It’s evident that Allen Stroud and his flock of singing seniors have a good thing going.  For 25 years, the Pastor of Music at First Baptist Church in Wylie has been orchestrating and conducting practices, concerts and trips for the Silver Chords […]

Roast a Holiday Meal to remember

Roast a Holiday Meal to remember

Simple to prepare and easy to carve, all you need to do is season (or marinate), roast and serve. Find more recipes and tips to create a holiday dinner to remember at OmahaSteaks.com. Whiskey Marinated Holiday Roast Cook: 2-3 1/2 hours | Total: 4 days […]

Maintain workout routines during the holidays

Maintain workout routines during the holidays

Between decking the halls, visiting family and attending holiday parties, it may seem like there is little time to maintain a workout routine during the holiday season. Those who plan and stay dedicated to their routines can avoid the fitness slide until January. Studies show […]

Enjoy a pet-friendly holiday

Enjoy a pet-friendly holiday

By Sonia Duggan The holidays are a time to spend with friends and family, but sometimes family includes four-legged friends living in the household. Celebrating and entertaining are often what makes Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year’s festivities so enjoyable. But, for those of us […]

Get crafty with homemade ornaments

Get crafty with homemade ornaments

Handmade gifts, trinkets and treats help make the holiday season special. Although cookies and other baked goods are some of the most popular homemade creations this time of year, gift-givers young and old can put their talents to use with various craft projects. Ornaments and […]

Speak up!

Speak up!

Local Toastmasters groups foster confidence, camaraderie By April Towery  There could be singing. There might be dancing. And there will definitely be laughter.  Adults gathering at a bank or church basement to critique each other’s speeches may seem out of the comfort zone for some, […]

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate

By Sydni Ellis It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas especially in Texas, where we start singing holiday carols before the Halloween decorations are put back in the attic. We can’t help it! The twinkling lights, sparkling tinsel, colorful ornaments and shiny presents are […]