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Drip, Drip, Drop

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On Monday, March 13, 2017, the Frisco City Council proclaimed March 20-26, 2017 Fix-a-Leak Week.  This proclamation confirms Frisco’s continued partnership with the EPA to raise awareness about water loss in the US due to small household leaks.  While small household leaks may seem insignificant, they can really add up; last year alone, those leaks amounted to more than 1 …

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Plants That Thrive, Rain or Shine

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Here in Frisco, 65% of our water consumption is for residential use, and 65% of that is used for irrigation.  That’s a lot of paid-for water going to your landscape!  That’s why we here at WaterWise promote the use of native and adaptive plants for your yard. Native and adaptive plants are plants that can survive on very little water …

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Spring Forward

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It’s time to “Spring Forward”! Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12th. During Daylight Saving Time, no watering is allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watering outside these hours helps to reduce evaporation from sprinklers as temperatures warm up in spring and summer. Be sure to adjust your sprinkler controller for the time-of-day restrictions in preparation for Daylight Saving Time. Need help …

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Wildlife & Wetlands Friday, March 10, 2017

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One of the major components to any water conservation program is understanding where water comes from and the role that it plays in our lives.  Frisco is a member city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).  While our primary source of water is Lake Lavon, we actually draw water from a variety of sources, including a wetland.  As …

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Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Announce 2017 Women of Distinction Keynote Speaker

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DALLAS – Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) announced today that the first African American woman in space, Dr. Mae C. Jemison, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Women of Distinction Luncheon on Friday, November 3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The Women of Distinction Luncheon honors extraordinary women who have made significant contributions toward advancing opportunities for …

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At Home Outdoors

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Here in Frisco we have truly beautiful homes!  Part of what makes these homes so beautiful is the landscaping that surrounds them. Good landscaping allows you to extend your living space out of doors, and to fit your lifestyle.  As with any project, the key to success is planning.  What would you like in your outdoor living room?  Space for …

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Heart of Stone

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you may be contemplating spending a lovely evening out in the backyard around the fire pit with your special someone.  As you design your space to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, consider including permeable and pervious surfaces to better absorb rainwater and prevent runoff.   Each of these options function in a slightly different way once installed. …

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Collin College Celebrates African American History Month With “Ain’t I a Woman?” Performance

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Feb. 9, 2017- In celebration of African American History Month, Collin College will host the live theatrical and musical performance, “Ain’t I a Woman?,” from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the college’s Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2400 Community Avenue in McKinney. Free and open to the public, the performance is named in honor of abolitionist Soujourner Truth …

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Taste The Good Life With Hannah Swensen

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FRISCO, TEXAS (February 7, 2017) — Join bestselling author Joanne Fluke for a delectable evening at Frisco Public Library on March 2, from 6:15-8 pm. Fans of the Hannah Swensen mysteries are hungry for details about Banana Cream Pie Murder. Those who attend the private reception and author presentation can get the inside scoop on this latest title and all …