Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Keeping it local

With the constant news of big banks and corporations mishandling our hard-earned funds, the push to keep things local has really resonated with me. When on vacations, we make it a point to not visit franchises but visit the local bakery and shop at the Farmer's Market. We had some wonderful home-grown peaches while visiting Alexandria, VA two years ago which has in turned, inspired my husband to start a garden.

One of my favorite weekly email updates is courtesy of Valerie Preston and FamilyEguide. This is a weekly newsletter that Valerie has complied that updates local residents on the upcoming free or low-cost events in our community. It's been a wonderful resource for our family! The neat thing is that it's all in one place. For example, I was able to scroll through the newsletter and find out week by week all of the different summer camps and Vacation Bible Schools in our area, along with the cost and further contact information. Another great find was all of the local fireworks displays. But it doesn't stop there. Sign up for the FREE newsletter that lands in your inbox every Wednesday!

Another website I recently discovered has been around since October of 2009 and I just signed up for their bi-weekly newsletter. Flower Mound Family highlights businesses, restaurants and churches that are in the Flower Mound and Highland Village neighborhoods. This site has a monthly drawing for gift certificates to local establishments. You can also check out links for beauty, pet care services and activities. I haven't visited this site much but I plan on keeping tabs on it because it is full of fantastic information!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Traffic Signal approved

For those of you who have been alive and breathing in the Highland Village area, you're fully aware of all the construction going on along FM 2499. One of the big debates was would there be a traffic signal at the intersection of FM 2499 and Castlewood/Highland Shores Blvd. That will now be closer to reality.

According to the latest edition of The Villager, the City of Highland Village has approved the funding and agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the construction of the traffic signal at this busy intersection. Once the signal is in place, the road between 2499 and Orchid Hill and Castlewood Blvd/Highland Shores Blvd. will be open.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Land for sale

Located in The Ranch at Lake Ray Roberts, this gorgeous five acre parcel of land is a prime opportunity! Live in peace and harmony with nature on this heavily treed lot. With close proximity to all the lake has to offer, it's a treasure to be found! Build a second home or your everyday paradise. Build now or later and bring your own contractor! Bargain priced at $64,000!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Harlington Road closed

If you're like me, Harlington Road in Highland Village between 2499 and Chinn Chapel is a great cut through, especially during high traffic times.

Well, find another way! The City of Highland Village posted that the road will be closed for several months to allow three large culvert coxes to be placed from the southern border of Copper Canyon with Flower Mound all the way to Harlington.

I am sure the residents of Chapel Springs will be happy for a few months!

Friday, July 2, 2010

We're #2!

It's not very often that you can say that being second best is a good thing. Being the second best team in the soccer world means you don't get to hoist the gold trophy above your head or skate around the ice with the Stanley Cup.
But, in this case, being second best is a wonderful thing! The city of Highland Village, where I call home, was recently selected by D Magazine as the #2 best suburb to live in around the Dallas area.
I hate to sound old, but when we moved here six years ago, the only that that was here was the Super Target shopping center. Everything else was in a natural state. One would not recognize it now with a beautiful town center on one corner and a plethora of shopping and restaurants. Thanks D Mag! Welcome home to HV!