Indonesian furniture store to reopen, Plano Balloon Festival canceled and more: 12 news and community updates from DFW

Owner Kevin Ady first opened Storied Roots in April 2019. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Owner Kevin Ady first opened Storied Roots in April 2019. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

Owner Kevin Ady first opened Storied Roots in April 2019. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Storied Roots owner to reopen Indonesian furniture store this weekend

After closing his furniture store for more than two months, Storied Roots owner Kevin Ady plans to reopen to the public beginning June 13.

Citing health and safety, Plano Balloon Festival organizers cancel event for second time in 3 years

Organizers have canceled the Plano Balloon Festival for the second time in three years, citing the "health and safety" of attendees and participants.



Richardson gym seeks to transform lives through fitness and mindset coaching

It took the sudden death of his brother for Tom Hough of Fit Body Boot Camp Richardson to realize he should be chasing his dream of becoming a fitness instructor.

Inspired Wings Fashion now open in Old Town Keller

Clothing boutique Inspired Wings Fashion held a grand opening May 30 in Old Town Keller.

Designer Warehaus relocates to larger location in west Frisco

Designer Warehaus relocated to a larger location and reopened May 1 at 122 Rose Lane, Entrance 4, Ste. 702, Frisco.

Jersey Mike's Subs plans winter opening at Hub 121 in McKinney

The sandwich franchise Jersey Mike’s Subs will open a location at Hub 121 in McKinney. The address for the new location is 6720 Alma Road, Ste. 500, and it is expected to open this winter.

Cajun 2 Geaux celebrates one year in business in Old Town Keller

The Keller-based, New Orleans-style drink stop Cajun 2 Geaux, located at 126 Taylor St., Keller, celebrated one year in business in April.

Sunview Cafe offers lunch and breakfast in Lewisville

Sunview Cafe opened May 25 at 401 E. Round Grove Road, Ste. 200, Lewisville.

Richardson Family YMCA to reopen June 15

Richardson Family YMCA will reopen June 15, according to a June 8 news release. A phased reopening approach, which began June 1, has allowed the organization to prepare facilities as well as train staff on new safety protocols, the release said.

Metroport Meals on Wheels resumes senior center luncheons in Roanoke

Weekly drive-thru luncheons are returning to the Roanoke Senior Center after a more than two-month hiatus due to restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic.

Modern Bite Dentistry opens at The Star in Frisco

Modern Bite Dentistry opened May 18 at 3800 Gaylord Parkway, Ste. 790, Frisco.

Museum of the American Railroad resumes outdoor walking tours

The Museum of the American Railroad took a step toward reopening its doors last week when it resumed outdoor walking tours of its train collection.

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Thirteen drive-thru grocery stores operated by the Salvation Army of North Texas are offering backpacks filled with supplies. (Courtesy Salvation Army)
Salvation Army expands North Texas grocery service locations to include school supplies, protective equipment

Backpacks filled with school supplies, personal protective equipment, financial assistance resources and U.S. Census forms will be available at the 13 existing locations.

Frisco confirmed on Aug. 7 that a seventh mosquito pool in the city had tested positive for West Nile virus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Frisco to spray 5 neighborhoods after mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Frisco plans to spray for mosquitoes Aug. 8-10 in five neighborhoods near Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt after a seventh local mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Trails system in Frisco expands and more DFW-area news

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Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure. (Courtesy Total Primary Care)
Find out where to get a 15-minute COVID-19 test in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth metros

Rapid nasal swab antigen tests are recommended as options for individuals who were potentially exposed to a confirmed positive carrier, as well as for people traveling, returning to work or undergoing a medical procedure.

A mother and daughter visit at Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Conroe earlier in the pandemic. (Courtesy Seasons Assisted Living & Memory Care)
Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Facilities that meet the requirements will allow limited visitations, but you still will not be able to hug or kiss your loved one.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 6 the death of a Frisco woman in her 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco woman

“We will be praying for this woman and her loved ones,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said in a statement.

Cottonwood Creek Trail features platforms for viewing wildlife and fishing in Cottonwood Creek. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Frisco expands trails system as demand increases

Some of Frisco’s most popular trails will soon get expansions to improve their connectivity throughout the city and the region.

UNT at Frisco Professor Zain Ali (center) plans to teach classes in person in the fall. (Courtesy University of North Texas)
Frisco’s colleges look toward fall restart

Collin College and the University of North Texas at Frisco will offer face-to-face, online and hybrid class options this fall.

SweetStop bakery holds grand opening in Richardson and more DFW-area news

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Collin County reported 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Aug. 4, and Denton County reported 63 as of Aug. 5. That number has generally fluctuated in both counties in recent days but has decreased in both counties since July 23. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Frisco reports 255 active cases of COVID-19; hospitalizations decrease in Collin, Denton counties

On Aug. 5, Frisco reached its highest active case count of COVID-19 since the virus arrived to the city in March.

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19. (Community Impact staff)
Legacy Christian Academy, Leadership Prep School plan return to in-person classes in Frisco

Legacy Christian Academy is slated to begin in-person instruction on Aug. 13, while classes at Leadership Prep School are slated to start Aug. 19.