Interested in getting your 18 month – 5 year old child out to explore and learn from the world? Tinkergarden in Richardson can do just that! Watch this video or sign up for a free class today to check it out: Wednesday, August 24th or 31st (18-36 mo) at 9:30am. Fall classes run weekly in Breckenridge Park and are filling up fast!

Don’t forget that August is Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum, and with such beautiful weather it’s a perfect time to take advantage of this deal! $1 admission to the gardens, $1 admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden and $5 parking. If you’ve never been read about our visit here.

Congratulations to Plano West Senior High School for being named #22 America’s Top High Schools list in Newsweek magazine!

Shared by the Plano Police Department: “4-year old Cade has been learning his ABC’s from his mom and today he has learned the letter B. It was decided he would have a lemonade stand and bake sale outside his home and all proceeds would be donated to the police.”

Bakesale ranked cities across the country based on public schools, cost of living, crime, jobs and more and Plano came in #2 in Texas and #1 in the Best Cities to Raise a Family list! Check it out here.


Business News

  • Emler Swim School is opening August 20th at 5250 Highway 78 in Sachse. A ribbon cutting with “Munchkin Olympics” is planned for 4pm.
  • Dean & Deluca will open at The Shops at Legacy March 2017 – we used to visit one in Charlotte a lot. Think Eatsi’s with indoor seating, kitchen accessories and a liquor license. We loved eating there before catching a movie – date night!
  • The new Hobby Lobby is now open in west Plano on Park Rd, next to Home Depot.
  • Orangetheory Fitness is opening mid-September at 8245 Preston Road, Plano.
  • KOBE Teppan & Sushi opened at 4021 Preston Road, Plano (former location of Japon Steak House & Sushi Bar)
  • Home Goods is opening August 21st at Preston Village Center (8700 Preston Road)