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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, 

Plan before you shed shop

Plan before you shed shop

By Carrie Dunlea Backyard sheds can be useful assets. They can give back storage space to the garage, attics or other areas of the house that have become gathering spots for gear typically used outdoors. These affordable buildings are ideal for housing mowers, tools and 

Save room for Spot!

Save room for Spot!

Spot is a curious young pup who loves to go on adventures and also cuddle on the couch. He’s a 1.5-year-old 45 lb. Border Collie/Pointer mix who was, sadly, hit by a car while living on the streets in Dallas. Fortunately for Spot though, he 

LifePath Systems

LifePath Systems

Building stronger communities…person by person By Sonia Duggan The mental health crisis in America exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic prompted over 12,452 Collin County residents to call LifePath Systems crisis hotline for help last year.  As the county’s MHMR center, CEO Tammy Mahan wants residents 

Flight  Museums soar in North Texas

Flight Museums soar in North Texas

By Sydni Ellis Falling in love is a wild adventure. Connecting with another person feels like flying, filled with excitement and wonder and butterflies in your stomach. That’s why a wedding I attended at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas felt so fitting. The 

Community of Cowgirls

Community of Cowgirls

By Sonia Duggan A love of horses and a community of seasoned “40-something women” who may, or may not, want to get back in the saddle again are participating in unique cowgirl groups in Texas and across the U.S.  In Farmersville, Wylie, Decatur and 13 

Smoker recipes

Smoker recipes

Reverse-Seared Korean Marinated Tri-Tip  Cook Time: 40 minutes, plus 4 to 12 hours marinating  | Feeds: 6–8 When it comes to cooking beef, the flavors of Korean cuisine pair perfectly with any cut. For this recipe, I incorporated some of my favorite elements of Korean