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The Next Page – November 2017

What is your least favorite Thanksgiving food?

“Anything involving cranberries. They are too sour!”
-Miriam Johnson

“I cannot handle sweet potato casserole … possibly because I have caught it on fire in the oven before.”
-Christine Perrenot

“Stuffing. 100 percent stuffing. Wet bread is gross.”
-Andrew Johnson

“Canned cranberries. I just do not enjoy food shaped like a can!”
-Leah Ratliff

“Mincemeat pie. I am a pie lover – all pies. But mincemeat pie has just never impressed me.”
-Chris Johnson

“My least favorite Thanksgiving food would have to be cranberry sauce. It does not look appetizing and sure does not taste good!”
-Andrew Callen

The process of creating the perfect Christmas card is not as difficult as it might seem, especially if you have a couple local experts guiding you along the way. Paper Affair boutique is located at 6959 Lebanon Road. You can call 469.362.5400 or go to to learn more. Natalie Roberson Photography is a great local photographer. Schedule a shoot today by calling 972.415.7644 or go to to see the team’s work.

For the Frisco ISD, social media is one of the most effective platforms when trying to communicate with children and teens. Learn all about the district’s use of social media and additional communication processes at

On the first weekend in October, the Texas Sculpture Garden in Frisco hosted the second annual Frisco Arts Walk. Those who wish to give to Frisco Arts for this annual event can do so at or by texting “Frisco Arts” to 41444 and making a credit card donation.

We asked leaders in our community to contribute stories based on the importance of faith, even among our diversity, and celebrate their expression of faith, especially as related to the holiday season.

Hope Fellowship
Frisco East
9950 Rolater Road, Frisco

Frisco West
309 W. Main Street, Frisco

1702 W. University Drive, McKinney

Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple
12030 Independence Parkway, Frisco

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
11000 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco

Shir Tikvah
7700 Main Street, Frisco

St. Philips Episcopal Church
6400 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco

Simply Blessed has flower arrangement classes planned throughout the fall and winter months. You can register by calling 214.618.4994. Learn more about the specific classes offered at

Cane Rosso, which serves up authentic Italian pizza, is located at 3685 The Star Boulevard #200. Go to to see a full menu and plan your visit.

Emporium Pies
214.491.1577 –
107 S. Tennessee St., McKinney

La Hacienda Ranch
972.335.2232 –
4110 Preston Rd.

Unrefined Bakery
972.668.2414 –
3411 Preston Rd. #8

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, which provides world-renowned treatment for scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders, neurological disorders and dyslexia, is located at 2222 Welborn Street. Call 214.559.5000 or go to for additional information.

The Next Page – October 2018

What will you dress up as for Halloween?

“I am thinking I might go as a crazy cat lady.”
-Christine Perrenot

My friends and I are going to be the Sanderson sisters from the movie ‘Hocus Pocus’”.
-Leah Ratliff

“I will dress up as an Optimus Prime girl. My boy will be dressed as a Bumblebee transformer, so I am going to be his Optimus Prime dude!”
-Gabriela Gilstrap

“I’m going to dress up as 3-hole-punch Jim.”
-Ben Johnson

Record Racing helps people understand every part of the car racing world. The husband and wife teams covers everything about driving safety and the importance of science and math. To learn more, go to or call 214.206.5430.


Storybook Ranch’s Pumpkin Patch is open through November 1. Get more information at Check out for details on some of the activities that are planned during Grace Avenue’s Pumpkins on the Prairie event. The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm at Preston Trail Farms will be open through November 21. Go to to plan your visit. Check out for more information about Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum. Be sure to check out the event calendar and order tickets to Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano at Find out more about trick or treating at Fire Safety Town at Head over to Frisco Square for the seventh annual Trick or Treat the Square on October 28. Learn more at Friscovania’s “Through the Decades” event will take place at Toyota Stadium on October 27. Get your tickets and more details about this annual event at You can order tickets or get more information about the Trick or Treat at the Farm at the Heritage Farmstead Museum event at


Model Behaviors, along with FC Dallas and Frisco STYLE Magazine, are partnering up to produce Friscovania 2018, which will be held October 27, from 3-8 p.m., offering access to the highly-anticipated National Soccer Hall of Fame, more than 40 digital experiences, magic shows, art installations, haute new fashions, interactive photo opportunities, food trucks, a haunted carnival, live music and entertainment and more. Go to for more information.


Winner: Leadership and Vision – Crest Auto Group
6060 TX-121, Frisco, Texas 75034
Runner Up – Mortgage Financial Services
3001 Dallas Parkway #570, Frisco, Texas 75034

Winner: Structure and Organization – Jersey Mike’s Subs
Runner Up – Epic Carts
10550 John W. Elliot Drive #100, Frisco, Texas 75033

Winner: Winning New Customers – Frisco Association for the Arts
3245 Main Street, Suite 235, Frisco, Texas 75034
Runner Up – Shiflett & Phillips, LLP
9555 Lebanon Road #402, Frisco, Texas 75035

Winner: Serving Your Customers – Lone Star Benefits
5750 Genesis Court #210, Frisco, Texas 75034
Runner Up – Frisco Family Vision
10150, Legacy Drive, Frisco, Texas 75034

Winner: Building a Winning Team – Shades of Green
7401 Coit Road, Frisco, Texas 75035

Winner: Customer Engagement – Dent Squad USA
6201 Technology Drive #125, Frisco, Texas 75033
Runner Up – SWYPIT
3001 Dallas Parkway #120B, Frisco, Texas 75034

Winner: Metrics and Financial Results – Legacy Plumbing, Inc.
15222 King Road #1002, Frisco, Texas 75034
Winner: Giving Back to the Community – Texas Legends
Runner Up – Verona Villa
6591 Dallas Parqkway, Frisco, Texas 75034


Whether you try HelloFresh™, Green Chef or Blue Apron™, a meal delivery service can help save you time and money. Boxes provide quick recipes, less food prep work and a variety of delicious meal choices. You can sign up, order food or learn more at, or


Dr. Chuck Martin is the lead pastor of First Baptist Frisco, located at 7901 Main Street, where he has served since 2002. Learn more about First Baptist Frisco at or by calling 972.335.9830.


Richard Polite is the founder and managing director of the Transformation Film Institute, a Frisco-based, nonprofit film school that teaches students how to create redemptive films. Learn more at or by calling 469.655.3222.

The Next Page – December 2017


The Frisco Ballet’s annual performances of “The Nutcracker” will be at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on December 9 at Reedy High School. Learn more about the group at or by calling 972.712.1100. Christmas in the Square runs through December 31. Check the detailed schedule at On December 2, the Parks and Recreation Department is putting on their annual Merry Main Street, held at Simpson Plaza at City Hall, from 5-9 p.m. For more details, go to The 12th Annual Frosty 5K & Merry Mile, also hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, will be on December 9. For details on registration and more, visit A Night in Bethlehem at First Frisco United Methodist Church will take place December 17 from 5-7:30 p.m. For more information about this live event, go to

Genesis Metro Church is located at 9750 John W. Elliott Drive in Frisco. Call 469.287.5995 or go to for service information. To learn more about giving and volunteer opportunities with Frisco Family Services, go to or call 972.335.9495.

Information regarding the Frisco Fire Department can be found at

It is time to prepare for holiday get-togethers! Total Wine & More® in Plano is located at 8700 Preston Road, Suite 113. Check out their selection of holiday favorites at or call 214.436.5518. Grab a Christmas cocktail at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, located at 2440 Parkwood Boulevard. Visit or call 214.494.4645 to make a reservation.

The Frisco Chorale has grown from a few original singers to dozens. Audition and upcoming performance information can be found at Don’t miss one of the group’s fabulous shows this holiday season!

Learn more about Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour & Kitchen, located at 5285 Dallas Parkway, Suite 420, at or by calling 469.731.5410. Make your way out to this cool spot. You will not want to miss a sip!





The Next Page – November 2018


Africa Family Rescue has helped 800 families by building 150 homes for widows and orphans, refurbishing 20 wells to provide clean water, distributing 5,000 life-saving mosquito nets and thousands of animals. For more information or to get involved with Africa Family Rescue, visit or call 630.742.0177.


There are numerous holidays that are celebrated both culturally and religiously by Frisco’s diverse community. Shir Tikvah, the Reform Synagogue of Frisco, is located at 7700 Main Street. Learn more at or by calling 469.269.0718. Frisco Bible Church is located at 8000 Sanctuary Drive. Call 972.335.8150 or go to for more information.


KidZania is an educational and entertainment experience for children who want to explore what it is like to be a grown-up. Facilities are scale-to-size, interactive indoor cities, comprising thousands of square feet and utilizing state-of-the-art technology for a most realistic experience. You can learn more about Frisco’s new facility, which will be part of Stonebriar Centre in 2019, at


Located at 3288 Main Street #111, in Frisco (close to Hurts Donuts), Maple Street Biscuit Company is quickly becoming one of the best spots to grab a morning or early afternoon bite. Go to or call 469.803.5334 for additional information or to check out a menu.


Leadership Prep School Frisco is located at 8500 Teel Parkway. Call 972.294.6921 or visit to learn more about this local public charter school.


Travis Chick was lucky to discover that his passion lies in art and allowing others to flourish through tattooing. Dallas Tattoo is located at 18110 Midway Road, Suite 112, in Dallas. Call 972.836.7000 or go to to book your appointment.

The Next Page – January 2018


What type of exercise do you actually enjoy?

“The type of fitness I enjoy would have to be powerlifting type training!”
-Andrew Callen

-Leah Ratliff

“Strength training! It makes me feel strong and accomplished!”
-Miriam Johnson

“I love going to Zumba® classes!”
-Christine Perrenot

“I would say rowing and the elliptical.”
-Becky Johnson

-Chris Johnson

“I’d have to say playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, etc. Really anything that is objective based where my mind isn’t just thinking about running or working out.”
-Ben Johnson


Countless Frisco business owners have made major successful career transitions! Get more information about Anytime Fitness Frisco locations by visiting Oasis Accents is located at 5285 Dallas Parkway #405. For more information about this store, go to or call 214.494.4544. My Gym Frisco is located at 5454 Main Street #120. Call 214.387.0330 or go to for additional location information.


Starting February 25, the Texas Revolution will play its home games at Dr Pepper Arena. The Texas Revolution is the second indoor team in Frisco. Visit to learn more about the exciting upcoming season!


Hormone imbalance and deficiency is something many people struggle with, especially once they reach their fifties. Dr. Kathryn White’s office is located at 2840 Legacy Drive #200. You can contact her office by calling 972.294.6992 or go to for additional information. HerKare, owned by local Mickala Sisk, is located at 6065 Sports Village Road, Suite 600. Go to or call 469.352.2484 to schedule an appointment.


LifePath Systems is a community-based, nonprofit organization created specifically to help individuals and their families dealing with mental illnesses, intellectual or developmental disabilities and delays, substance abuse, addiction and infants with significant developmental delays. offers a variety of helpful resources as well as information to get the care you or a loved one needs.


Frisco Fine Arts has curated a collection of pieces for the studio from about 60 artists and has already hosted more than 10 events in the new space. Frisco Fine Arts Gallery is located at 7227 Main Street, Suite 400. Call 214.872.1917 or go to for gallery hours and more information.


Although not FDA-approved for treating pain and depression, ketamine is currently being used by medical professionals “off-label” and having some astounding results. Jerron C. Hill MD founded Ketamine Health & Wellness Center of Texas, located at 5944 West Parker Road, Suite 400, in Plano. Call 972.212.4341 or go to to see if this treatment may be right for you.


Within The Star, located at 6725 Winning Drive, brunch-goers will find Tupelo Honey, best known for its revival of Southern classics, craft cocktails and unique seasonal dishes. Call 469.402.2160 or go to for reservations or to view a menu!


Smoothie King
8755 Preston Road, Suite 340 – 214.872.1660
2809 Preston Road, Suite 1220 – 972.712.7030
16120 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 100 – 214.592.0050

Smoothie Zone – Family Health Market
4971 Preston Road – 972.668.5292
3110 West Main Street #200 – 214.705.9589
3555 Legacy Drive – 214.469.2300

Tropical Smoothie Café
8161 FM 423, Suite 260 – 214.618.0832
3301 Preston Road, Suite 6 – 972.294.5031

The Next Page – February 2018


If you could start any type of business in Frisco, what would it be?

“I would start a bacon and beer pairing bar.”
-Andrew Johnson

“I would have a huge warehouse building where artists could rent space to do their work. I would have my own space there, as well.”
-Leah Ratliff

“I would create an affordable, quick drive-thru restaurant for 100 percent healthy, fresh food.”
-Christine Perrenot

“I’d like to open up a food truck that sells different kinds of crepes. Everything from hearty, meat-filled ones to cheesecake and ice cream filled crepes.”
-Ben Johnson

Lucchese™ Bootmaker recently placed its seventh retail store at The Star. Check out the store for yourself sometime soon! Call 214.872.4966 or go to to learn more about the unique history of this now local company.

The main difference between Bitcoin and normal cash, besides the fact that it is digital, is the fact that it is publicly kept track of by people all over the world, instead of by one centralized institution or system. Do you want to learn more or get involved? Visit and learn all about this new digital cryptocurrency.

The millennial generation has many positive attributes and characteristics that not only make our everyday lives better, but bring exciting contributions to the workplace. Get more information about Chris Thrash and his unique research and work at or by calling 972.625.3893.

Larry Burden is the founder and senior pastor at KingdomLife Christian Center. Learn more about KingdomLife, located at 12330 Rolater Road, at or by calling 214.618.1500.

Tri Tip Grill is located at 6775 Cowboys Way, Suite 1305, at The Star. Go to to order online or view the menu!

Heavenly Donuts
214.436.5353 – 8981 2nd Street

Hurts Donuts – 469.214.8001 – 3288 Main Street, Suite101

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
8815 Preston Road – – 214.436.4077

The preservation and celebration of history and heritage are just what the Heritage Association of Frisco and the Frisco Heritage Center and Museum fervently serve to do. They will each celebrate huge milestones and accomplishments this year. The Heritage Center and Museum is located at 6455 Page Street. Call 972.292.5665 or go to for more information.

The Next Page – March 2018

How will you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

“Since I have a Saint Patrick’s Day baby, we always have a birthday celebration. This year we will be celebrating my son’s thirtieth birthday. Happy birthday, Andrew Thomas Johnson!”
-Becky Johnson

“I am going to wear green and make green food for my kids.”
-Leah Ratliff

“I will spend the evening with my friends celebrating!”
-Christine Perrenot

As a native of South Africa, Natalie Mills relocated with her family to Plano in 2016, a few years after founding Crystal Creations by Natalie Mills. To learn more about Ms. Mills and her unique businesses, check out

Uber Elevate is targeting a four-passenger VTOL aircraft with initial space for a driver and plans to be fully-automated in later years. For more information about this exciting new transportation technology coming to Frisco, visit

Concerned about hunger in our community, a group of citizens, educators and business professionals joined together to raise funds for the Community Garden Kitchen of Collin County. Get more information or make a donation at

Frisco STYLE, with the help of some fashionable friends, presented modern ways to incorporate a groovy decade into your wardrobe. All clothing was provided by Johnny Was and Dillard’s Stonebriar Centre. Johnny Was at Legacy West is located at 7601 Windrose Avenue in Plano. Call 972.312.9201 or go to to check out some of the store’s latest looks. Dillard’s at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco is located at 2603 Preston Road. Call 214.705.8065 or visit to see more trendy looks. If you are interested in learning more about the Friscovania team or upcoming events, check out

A popular casino resort destination for families and gambling enthusiasts is Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Okla. About an hour drive north, the casino is owned by the Choctaw Nation of Okla. Plan your visit at

If you have not visited the Museum of the American Railroad, located at 6455 Page Street, take the whole family soon to check out the new sites. Go to or call 214.428.0101 for additional information.

Sushi Marquee, located at 3625 The Star Boulevard, Suite 315, is quickly making a name for itself while cranking out great food. It offers sushi done right with a big side of nostalgic fun. To check out a menu or to plan your visit, go to or call 972.833.1608.

The Next Page – April 2018

What is the best April Fool’s Day prank you have ever been a part of?

“In college, some friends came in my dorm while we were gone and completely swapped my roommate’s stuff with mine … from wall décor and beds to everything in our drawers and pantry. They really got us!”
-Christine Perrenot

“We had a fake roach we would always prank each other with in my family. I woke up early on April Fool’s Day before my dad, at 5 a.m., and put the fake roach in his coffee cup. I hid under the dining room table and waited for him to find it. He drank the whole cup and never noticed.”
-Melissa Southam 

“I do not play pranks so that I am not pranked!”
-Miriam Callen

“When I was growing up in Indianapolis, we used to always listen to the radio while getting ready for school (hopeful that school had closed for snow). One April Fool’s Day, a local radio station reported that the Soldiers and Sailors Monument (center of downtown) had been sold to the island of Guam, which planned to paint it green in honor of Guam’s national vegetable, the asparagus.”
-Chris Johnson

“I have not ever done any pranks. I always think of great ones, but forget to get it together in time to pull it off!”
-Leah Ratliff

Tacos 4 Life’s business model is built on spreading hope and opportunity to countries in need. Tacos 4 Life in Frisco is located at 9169 Dallas Parkway #120. Check out the restaurant’s menu at or call 844.482.2674 for more information.

For more information about the May municipal elections, visit School Board election information can be accessed at

John Keating – Place 1

Jason Money – Place 1

K.D. Warach – Place 1

Dave Bowsher – Place 3

Will Sowell – Place 3

John Classe – Place 6

Rene Archambault – Place 7

Linda McConnell – Place 7

Crystal Gornto and her team do all the work at HeartStories so girlfriends can have a great night and go back to the chaos more relaxed. If this sounds like something you need in your life, check out and clear your calendar for the first Thursday of the month.

This spring, whether you are cleaning with a blend of essential oils, arranging furniture to improve the flow of energy or organizing a space, it is the perfect time to make your home a better place for your family. You can learn more about feng shui expert and teacher Amanda Gibby Peters at Get more information about feng shui expert and teacher Vijay Warman at or Beata Kulitskaya at Beth Connor is a professional organizer and the owner of Frisco Home Organizer LLC. Learn about her business at or by calling 469.850.1503. Get information about professional organizer Maristella Bertram at Contact principle designer Michelle Kopfer by calling 972.360.8150 or go to

If you are looking for some home-style cooking here in Frisco, The Community Grill, located at 2525 Main Street #400, is the place to go! To check out the menu, go to

54th Street Restaurant and Drafthouse
9449 Dallas Pkwy. – 214.387.0284

Manny’s Tex-Mex Grill
6705 Main St. – 972.377.6765

Piada Italian Street Food
3301 Preston Rd. #1 – 972.294.5417

At his young age, Jake Garrett-McCann is the founder of Jake’s Heart, a local nonprofit charity. Go to or call 940.437.1750 to get involved.

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