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Teaming Up Against Distracted Driving

by Susan Neuhalfen Months ago, a small group of business owners came together to discuss a way to unite our community by supporting local causes.  After successfully sponsoring the Lake Cities Backs the Blue initiative in September, they are back

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Summer Sleep-Away Camps That are Within Driving Distance

by Susan Neuhalfen It’s time to start planning for summer and in addition to the family vacation, it may be time to start sending the kids to sleep-away camp. It could mean a little R&R for you and a little

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Lake Dallas Elementary Wins the 2017 Rather Prize

by Susan Neuhalfen Lake Dallas Elementary School won the 2017 Rather Prize at the SXSWedu in Austin, Texas, this month. Created by journalist and Texas native Dan Rather this is the second annual Rather Prize awarded to the school with

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Getting a Running Start

by Susan Neuhalfen Running has its advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, it’s hard on the body. It jars joints and causes tight hamstrings. On the other hand, it’s a very quick way to lose weight and a great motivator.

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Cookin’ Up a New Look in Denton

by Steve Gamel So you’re at your favorite restaurant enjoying a great meal with friends when the manager walks by to ask how everything tastes. It happens all the time, right? You and all your friends then nod in approval,

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Helping Her Students Reach for New Stars

For students and teachers, nothing beats hands-on learning, no matter what the subject. So when Lake Dallas Middle School science teacher Olivia Stalnaker was chosen to participate in the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP), she knew she couldn’t wait

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Taking Pride in a Job Well Done

by Susan Neuhalfen If you’ve been to the Golden Triangle Mall during the day, chances are you’ve run into an amazing group of high school students in a work-study program. These aren’t your typical teenagers. These kids face challenges every

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Adventures for Spring Break

For those planning on staying in the area for Spring Break or if you you’re just looking for some weekend adventure options, here are some great family fun ideas that keep you close to home: ALTITUDE PARK altitudedenton.com This is

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The New TEA Accountability System for Schools Gets an F

The Lake Dallas Independent School District as well as many schools in Texas got their first taste of the new school accountability rating system recently which grades schools on a scale of A-F. This new system, which was touted to

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Lake Cities: Better Together

by Susan Neuhalfen The Lake Cities Chamber had the rare privilege of hosting all three mayors of the Lake Cities at their January luncheon. Representatives from all three cities gave presentations regarding the state of their city as well as

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