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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! 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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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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Dr. Baker is Making Roanoke Smile!

Have you ever been to a dental office where you feel genuinely appreciated? Where you didn’t feel the least bit apprehensive or intimidated? I never knew dental visits could be enjoyable until I visited Dr. Baker’s office.

When I had my first appointment at the practice over a year ago, Dr. Kimberly Baker, Dr. Regan Pruitt, and their team were nestled into a cozy (or crowded) corner office behind Albertson’s on 114 in Roanoke. Even squeezed into a tiny waiting room with other families, the atmosphere was friendly and pleasant. I must say, though, I was pleased as punch when Dr. Baker opened a new, beautiful, standalone office at 1405 Canon Pkwy.

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Meet Josh, My Personal Chef for Entertaining at Home

Free Picture of Sliced Roast Beef and Greens. Click Here to Get Free Images at Clipart Guide.comI had to plan a great event, at a reasonable cost, for girls night out. Problem – my friends are diverse. I hang out with new moms, working moms, grandmoms, and single women. They’re from all budgets and backgrounds, too. So I had to think, what do we have in common besides being female? The answer was clear – a passion for chocolate. That, and we all love great food.

Come to find out, a  long-time friend of my husband’s, Josh Webster, a Grapevine resident, is a professional chef. He was my first call – and it was the best decision I could have made. After chatting with me through email and on the phone, Josh created a menu of 8 gourmet appetizers, one to be served every 30 minutes throughout our Saturday night event. From the sirloin-bleu cheese mini burgers to the really exotic creations to homemade chocolate-cayenne ice cream, the entire menu was to die for. Best food I ever had, for certain. Continue reading

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The Fit Fad: For the White House and Your House

Did you catch Michelle Obama on Good Morning America last week? When it comes to First Ladies, Nancy cheered kids on to say no to drugs; Laura promoted literacy and reading; Michelle is pumping her firm arms in the air, shouting for everyone to get fit. The Obamas have long been fitness freaks, and I mean freaks. At one point, Michelle was regularly rising at at 4:30 am to meet gal pals at the gym. There’s no denying that Michelle is practicing what she’s preaching in this area.

Fat is Our Fault

According to the American Heart Association, we’re getting fat and unhealthy. This will lead to shorter life, poorer quality of life, and increased healthcare expenses. We’re also facing a childhood obesity epidemic, and the most bittersweet fact is – we can prevent it.

You know why kids are getting plump. It’s the same reason adults pack away the pounds: fast food and little physical activity. We rush from work to school to activities to meetings to the store, while trying to squeeze in household chores. There’s little time to make healthy meals, much less keep up with an exercise routine.

These are excuses. You are the only person who can change your lifestyle, and more importantly, it’s your duty to ensure that your kids are healthy. Ouch! That stings. So what can you do about it? Continue reading


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Ronaoke’s Yogurt Story… Sweeeeet!

A Yogurt Story, Roanoke, Tx

Once upon a time, just last Friday, in this very land, a jolly gent and fair maid opened a merchant store to serve no-fat, healthy sweets to the masses, and they call it Yogurt Story.

Located near Wal-Mart in Roanoke, Yogurt Story is the second location, a franchise, of the original Denton-based frozen yogurt shop. Owners of the new location, Ken and Cindy Hartman were at the store yesterday to  show me the fun and unique process of creating a yogurt masterpiece.

Yogurt Story is the perfect destination for after the big game, on the way to the mall, or to celebrate a personal victory – like your son’s A+ on his math test or your wife’s recent promotion…or the fact that the laundry is finally finished, folded, and put away. Whether you go alone or with a minivan full of soccer players, you’ll feel welcome and satisfied after your visit to Yogurt Story in Roanoke, Tx. Continue reading

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