It’s going to look a little funky…

To provide a more interactive and visually appealing website at iLIVEcommunity.com, we’re shaking it up. For a few days, you may notice limited new content, if any, and some wackiness with the layout. Rest assured, we’re going crazy on purpose! The result will please – no question.

In the mean time, check us out on Facebook.

Spring Break Tailgate Parties – We will be out and about in the community at local parks with T-shirts, a cool drink of quality H2O, and bumper stickers to accessorize your ride. Just look for the iLIVEcommunity.com banner, and stop by to give a shout out to your neighbors!

Hey Local Biznesses – Want in on the spring break action? Just call us, and we’ll swing by your place to pick up coupons and give aways you’d like us to hand out at our tailgate parties. No charge. No strings. Go community!

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Five Ways to Love Your Community in Roanoke and Grapevine, Texas

Valentine’s Day is over, but take heart. You can still share your love with everyone! iLIVEcommunity.com encourages YOU to give back to the community that you call home. Everyone tends to have good intentions, but only actions count. A couple of dollars or a few moments of your time could seriously improve someone’s life.

These five little ways to help are simple, quick, and the whole family can participate.

  1. GRACE: Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange
    In addition to professional services and monetary donations, GRACE accepts donations of lightly used household goods and clothing at Donation Station. You can also donate new medical supplies, unopened drug samples from your doctor, and non-perishable food items. All donations help members of the Grapevine community who need assistance during hard times. Continue reading

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Power It Up at TNT Supplements & Smoothies in Roanoke

When Rhome residents Tom and Teal Krecioch realized that they would have to drive miles to find a nutritional supplements and vitamin store, they decided to open their own store in Roanoke. As a family with kids in the Northwest ISD, the Krecioches cater to their patrons, because these same folks are their neighbors and friends.

In addition to supplements, TNT features a full smoothie bar. For only four bucks, you can enjoy a large, vitamin packed, delicious smoothie for yourself – or the kiddos! The scrumptious treats are low in calories and fat because each one is made with fresh fruit…yum! Continue reading

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Entertainment for Wine Connoisseurs in Grapevine, Texas

You’ve probably heard about Grapefest*, the Main Street, Grapevine, celebration that brings families, wine, and businesses together for a few days of serious fun each fall. But did you know, Grapevine has more to offer when it comes to wine.

Delaney Vineyard Girls' Nite Out

Delaney Vineyards, for instance, offers tours and tastings, so you can drop by, learn about the wine-making process, explore the vineyards with a tour guide, and sample wines before you go. The Delaney Vineyards tour makes for a great couples’ or girls’ night out. Besides Delaney, which is located on Hwy 121, Grapevine’s downtown district features a few tasting rooms and cafes you may enjoy. D’Vine Wines, for instance, offers live entertainment on Thursday and Saturday nights. Farina’s Winery & Cafe offers a full menu for lunch and dinner. At Homestead Winery & Tasting Room, visitors leave behind their signatures on the wall or ceiling.

Looking for an all-day adventure? Eight Grapevine, Texas vineyards and/or tasting rooms participate in three annual Wine Trail events: the Valentine Wine Trail, February 13 & 14, the New Vintage Wine Trail, April 16 & 17, and the July 4th Wine Trail. Tickets cost around $50 each, and they normally include three tastings at each location, a souvenir wine glass, hors d’oeuvres, and one bottle of wine. Limousine service is available for the tour, as are special hotel packages for out-of-town guests. Continue reading

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Roanoke is The Unique Dining Capital of Texas and So Much More!

Roanoke Convention & Visitor Center

Last year, the Texas State Legislature awarded Roanoke, Texas with the title of “Unique Dining Capital of Texas.” You may not have heard much about it yet, but stay tuned. The renovation of historic downtown Oak Street, which began in January of 2009, should come to completion in April of this year – just a few months away. To celebrate the city’s designation and construction completion, Roanoke has planned Unique Week, a one-week celebration in April that will include music, food, fun, and best of all – community!

Roanoke: Unique Dining Capital of Texas

Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant

Some restaurants, like Classic Café, Babe’s, and Prairie House (on 377) have brought Roanoke residents downtown for years now. New additions include Cowboy Chow, Twisted Root, and One Fish Two Fish (on 377). Tortilla Flats offers breakfast and lunch on an airy patio, and the Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant has a full menu of Tex-Mex, as well

as a bar, Iguana Mojado Cantina (The Wet Iguana). Click Here for Specials! All of these Roanoke, Tx restaurants are family friendly, and if you’re dining downtown anyway, be sure to check out some of the cool shops.

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Winter Boredom Busters for Extreme Family Fun (on the Cheap)

The economy wanes. Credit card bills are in from the holidays. Your CPA sent you a reminder…tax season is right around the corner! Yea. Then the little lights of your life turn off the Xbox and proclaim, with all sincerity, “We’re bored!”

Before you kick them out in the cold North Texas weather, consider that you could use some decompression time. So for the sake of your mental health and skimpy budget, and to teach the kids that out of adversity, resourcefulness is born, check out these ideas. They are the top five winter equivalents to traditional summer activities .

(You do NOT have to get supplies at Wal-Mart, so there’s another perk. And no electricity is required. Everything you need should be in your house. If not, improvise. That’s half the fun. Oh, and be sure to have your camera close at hand.) Continue reading

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The iLIVE Best Customer Service Ever Award Goes to Oakley in Southlake

The iLIVEcommunity.com team has been secret shopping for “The Best Customer Service Ever,” and we found it. Here’s the story.

A gentleman ordered prescription sunglasses with custom frames from a local eyewear store. When the frames arrived, the “O” on the side, which stands for the brand, Oakley, was not green as he had specified when placing the order. Unfortunately, the eyewear store could do nothing about it. The sales representative contacted corporate and got caught up in red tape.

The customer decided to contact Oakley corporate. He emailed back and forth with a friendly customer service representative. While the email correspondence did prove positive, the Oakley representative asked for the customer’s patience. He was trying to get the situation handled. Continue reading

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