Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Refuges offer vacation, education opportunities By Sydni Ellis Happy tigers bask lazily in the sun. Cougars roll around in the soft grass. Bobcats play among the fallen logs and thick grass. Brown bears cool off in the water — sounds like a dream, right? At 

Emily’s Place

Emily’s Place

Transforming lives, restoring hope  By April Towery As we celebrate women during the month of March, it’s easy to turn our attention to females who are helming Fortune 500 companies, earning fame as creative artists or making history bringing home gold medals as Olympic athletes. 

League of Women Voters® of Collin County

League of Women Voters® of Collin County

A league of their own  By Sonia Duggan Long before Collin County residents headed to the polls for early voting in the Primary Election last month, volunteers belonging to a decades-old association logged many hours behind the scenes to ensure voters were registered and informed. 

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

American Irish Stew| Servings: 6 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1¼ pounds beef, top round, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 3 cloves garlic, minced salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 2 medium 

Bring Doodle home!

Bring Doodle home!

Doodle is a ray of sunshine and is sure to brighten up any home! He is a Great Pyrenees and retriever mix — so he’s got all the affection for you! He is the perfect mix of sweet, silly, and playful! He knows sit, down, place 

Wylie Children’s Medical Clinic

Wylie Children’s Medical Clinic

Providing affordable pediatric care to residents in need By Sonia Duggan Whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned mom, preventative medical care is a vital first step in your journey as a parent.  Over the course of the first year of your child’s life, 

Fall in love on Amelia Island

Fall in love on Amelia Island

By Sydni Ellis Champagne and chocolate are always a good idea, but this month give your Valentine a little something more. Skip your regular restaurant reservations and escape to an island straight out of your dreams instead (but don’t worry, you can still bring a 

A heart for serving

A heart for serving

By Sonia Duggan Serving others with love, compassion and dedication is something that comes naturally to Joe and Joyce McGaughey. Three days a week, this dynamic duo — both in their late 70s — are out the door of their home by 7 a.m. working 

Food for the soul

Food for the soul

Peachy Keen Cobbler | 8 servings For the Crust 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour  ½ cup granulated sugar  ¼ tsp salt  2 egg yolks  1 ½ tsp vanilla extract  1 cup cold butter, cut into 1” cubes  ¼ cup cold water For the Filling 6 

Choose Charlie!

Choose Charlie!

Hi, I’m Charlie! I’m a super sweet and happy Catahoula mix at around 6 years old. I have a beautiful golden coat with little freckles on my snout and spots all over my body with a white spot in one of my eyes–it’s a Catahoula