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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Is a Backyard Cottage a Fit for Your Property?

Some Plano residents want to build a separate, smaller living space in their backyard – Backyard Cottages. There are of course ordinances to consider before hammering a nail. The Planning & Zoning Commission is reviewing regulations that app...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Remembering Wendy Kay Terrell (July 3, 1963 – December 20, 2018)

Wendy Terrell

Team Plano ended 2018 with a sad farewell to a beloved member of the family, Wendy Kay Terrell. She passed away on December 20 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. This dear person was a genuine ball of energy and warmth to the Human Resources dep...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this Weekend

MLK statue

Join our community in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A special thanks to Collin County MLK Association, Collin College and Plano ISD for hosting and coordinating this year's activities:

Saturday, January 19, 8-10 a.m. &ndash...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Fire is Good Medicine for Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

Controlled burn at park

When planned and properly supervised, a controlled burn can produce healthy benefits to green spaces.  If you’re a Plano resident, particularly on the far eastside, be aware several prescribed fires are scheduled for Oak Point Park and Nature Pre...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Are You a Bad Weather Driving Pro?

Driving in Bad weather

Rain, snow, ice, fog, smoke and wind can make driving hazardous and increase your risk of being involved in accidents. Planning ahead, taking precautions and understanding the risks is important. Follow these tips to help keep you, your passengers and oth...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Check on the Status of Senior Center Renovations and Other Parks Projects

Senior Rec Ctr renovations web

Renovations to the Sam Johnson Recreation Center (formerly the Plano Senior Recreation Center) are progressing. The facility closed last year and construction is expected to be complete in February 2019 with the facility reopening in March. A reopening ce...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Keep Your Eyes Open for Road Construction on Sam Rayburn Tollway

Road work ahead sign

The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding an extra lane to ease traffic flow. If you drive Sam Rayburn Tollway regularly, you'll notice construction starting west of Denton Tap Road to the U.S. 75 ramp. The North Texas Tollway Authority is adding a four...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Enter the Library’s Bookmark Contest and Create Artsy Keepsakes

Library Bookmark Contest image

It’s time to put pencil, paint and crayon to paper for the Friends of the Plano Public Library’s Bookmark Contest. Avid readers love cool bookmarks, so consider entering the competition and make one-of-a-kind page holders for our libra...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

10 Best Things To Do in Retirement

Retirement Are you ready

Congratulations, you made the decision to retire! You’ve done the hard part—spent a lifetime getting out of bed and getting to work, taking care of your family and saving for this day. But what if retirement turns out to be too easy an...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Watch for Resource Guide in Community Impact News Plano

Community Impact 50s guide

Be on the lookout for the December/January Community Impact Newspaper Plano Edition. The issue features a two-page information guide from the City of Plano for Adults 50+. The guide includes helpful phone numbers, locations of counseling services and hosp...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Meet Joy, New Wellness Center for Older Adults Director

Joy Hinkelman Wellness Ctr

Joy Hinkelman, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Wellness Center for Older Adults, has an extensive career in the nonprofit sector. She served as the Office Manager of the Wellness Center for Older Adults prior to being appointed to the positi...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Only YOU can Prevent Fireplace Disasters

Fireplace

Cold days and nights are perfect for a nice fire, but is your fireplace ready? Before you light the fire, make sure your fireplace is safe to operate.

Watch Plano Fire-Rescue's fireplace safety video.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Pictures Tell the Story of a Delightful Employee Holiday Luncheon

Holiday Luncheon men

“It’s so nice to see all the folks you love together” is the opener to a 1975 hit by the O’Jays. The song is called “Family Reunion” and best describes the Team Plano Holiday Luncheon atmosphere this year. The welcoming spirit of Christmas brought active ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Love To Read? Join The Club.

Book club

For those who love to read and are looking for a way to broaden their reading experiences, try a book club! Book clubs cover a variety of interests and genres. They typically meet on a monthly basis and members discuss their perspectives on selected novel...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

See Plano Differently: Register for the Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy

Sign up to spend a few Thursday nights becoming part of the Plano Citizens Police Academy. Applications are being accepted from now through Wednesday, January 23. The upcoming class begins on February 7 and meets weekly until May 2.

This 12-week class lets ...

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