Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Bringing nature and people together By Sonia Duggan Just a short drive away, every day is Earth Day at the Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern McKinney where 289 acres of flora and fauna are dedicated to conservation, education and preservation efforts.  In the 

True Crime Travel

True Crime Travel

By Sydni Ellis Murder is on my mind a lot. At any given time, I’m analyzing crime scenes alongside TV detectives, trying to identify a killer in novels, listening to true crime podcasts, or watching documentaries of unsolved deaths. My obsession with the Ted Bundy-like 

Creating Community

Creating Community

Social media group unites ASD moms By Sonia Duggan Raising a child with autism without a strong support network can be very isolating for many parents. The symptoms, much like the spectrum of the disorder, can vary widely leaving some parents frustrated as they attempt 

Flavorful Feast

Flavorful Feast

Baked Harissa Chicken Thighs with Chickpeas | Serves 4–6 Harissa is a smoky, intensely savory chili paste with a gentle heat level and lots of earthy spice flavors—it’s one of my all-time favorite condiments. Think of it as an ingredient that adds a magical layer of 

Purposeful ways to style a multi-purpose room

Purposeful ways to style a multi-purpose room

Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multi-purpose space is likely a hub of activity in your home. For homeowners creating this utility space from scratch, the sky is the limit, but even if you’re updating an existing room, 

Pollinators are essential for gardens

Pollinators are essential for gardens

A flourishing backyard garden requires homeowners to take steps to ensure the garden has the best environment in which to grow and thrive. The right tools and components, including trowels, rakes, soil, amendments, and organic fertilizer, can help gardeners create beautiful spaces. It’s also important 

Rockie is ready for a new home

Rockie is ready for a new home

Rockie came to us after he was attacked by another dog and his family could not afford his care. He has come a long way in a short amount of time, but he is still working on his confidence. We think Rockie may be a 

Collin County Genealogical Society

Collin County Genealogical Society

Promoting, preserving, supporting genealogical research  By Sonia Duggan For 50 years the Collin County Genealogical Society has been committed to helping members discover their roots while raising funds to champion projects dedicated to support genealogical research. Started by a group of six local residents in 

Animal Adventures

Animal Adventures

By Sydni Ellis Mud splatters your shoes as you make your way down the Enchanted Forest Trail. Spring is almost here, and the earthy mulch mixes with a sweet floral scent in the warm breeze, creating the most natural perfume. Romantic, mystical statues stand prominently 

One year later:  School nurses navigate pandemic

One year later: School nurses navigate pandemic

By Don Munsch Kara Geller has experienced the COVID-19 pandemic firsthand, and she has seen how young people have reacted to the virus over the last year. Geller has been a nurse for 21 years and is in her 13th year with Wylie ISD. She