Monarch View Park in Frisco to help butterflies and more top DFW-area news

Around 300 million monarchs migrate twice a year through North America. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Around 300 million monarchs migrate twice a year through North America. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Around 300 million monarchs migrate twice a year through North America. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read popular news on Community Impact Newspaper's website from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


New Frisco park to aid monarch migration

A new park in Frisco could play a role in the preservation of the monarch butterfly population and its biannual migration across North America.

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City of Lewisville opens Thrive recreational facility

The city of Lewisville opened its large new recreation center Oct. 3 at 1950 S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville. The 87,000-square-foot facility includes a gym and fitness area, indoor walking track and children’s play equipment. The facility also includes various water features such as a lazy river, a lap pool and a leisure pool.

Flower Mound woman leads tours of the paranormal in Old Town Lewisville

Throughout Old Town Lewisville, some of the city’s oldest buildings now house theater groups, coffee shops and other small businesses.

But in these time-tested places, Cindy Ross said, she sees more than the average person—and for the last seven years, she has asked others to explore them with her.

“When you have a lot of history, you have the paranormal,” Ross said.


FIRST LOOK: CT Provisions brings ‘melting pot’ menu to McKinney

From its menu to wood-top tables, everything about downtown McKinney’s newest restaurant CT Provisions Cocktail Parlor & Kitchen is handcrafted.


Street food restaurant Adda coming soon to Richardson

Adda expects to open in November in the Richardson Restaurant Park development, located at 744 S. Central Expressway, Richardson. The eatery will serve Indian and Pakistani street food with global influences, according to restaurant park developer Kirk Hermansen.

Daniel Houston, Elizabeth Ucles, Miranda Jaimes and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.


Meals on Wheels Collin County expects to serve about 300,000 meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults throughout the county during 2020. (Courtesy Meals on Wheels Collin County)
Meals on Wheels expects to serve 300K meals in Collin County this year

Meals on Wheels Collin County is on pace to provide 300,000 meals this year to nearly 2,000 seniors.

Artio Birth Care opened in October at 614 S. Edmonds Lane, Ste. 205, Lewisville. The education center offers classes and groups for people preparing for childbirth. (Courtesy Artio Birth Care)
Artio Birth Care opens in Lewisville, plus 7 more DFW business updates

Here are eight recent business updates from across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

COVID-19 patients occupy around 15% and 10% of hospital beds in Denton County and Collin County, respectively. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County COVID-19 hospitalizations hit 15% of beds; Collin County approaches 10%

For the fourth day in a row, COVID-19 patients have occupied at least 15% of hospital beds across Denton County.

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
D'Ambrosio's pizzeria opens in Grapevine and more DFW news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

99 Ranch Market has teamed up with Instacart to offer rapid grocery delivery services at stores nationwide. (Courtesy 99 Ranch Market)
99 Ranch Market in Frisco now delivering with Instacart

99 Ranch Market is now offering direct delivery from the store via Instacart.

The Omni PGA Frisco Resort is scheduled to open in spring 2023. (Courtesy Omni PGA Frisco Resort)
BEYOND THE GAME: PGA Frisco creating destination 'whether you're a golfer or not'

While the new Professional Golfers Association of America development in Frisco aims to make the city the home of golf in America, it will also have appeal for those unfamiliar with birdies, bogeys and mulligans.

The food hall adjacent to the Frisco Fresh Market will open in early 2021. (Elizabeth Uclés/Community Impact Newspaper)
Food hall coming to Frisco in 2021 set to be ‘pandemic-proof’

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said the project will be “a big win for the city” and that it will tie the downtown, Frisco Square and The Rail District areas into one large entertainment district.

The $8.5 million sales tax allocation Frisco received in November was more than a 4% increase as compared to the same month a year ago. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Frisco's latest monthly sales tax revenue up more than 4% year over year

The $8.57 million sales tax allocation for Frisco was based generally on purchases in September, the Texas State Comptroller’s Office reported Nov. 12.

The Christmas in the Square event features the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
TO-DO LIST: Here are 10 in-person and virtual events happening in Frisco

Here is a list of some ongoing and upcoming events taking place in Frisco and online over the next several weeks.

Tarot & Tea's sage bundles are now available at its shop inside Stonebriar Centre. (Courtesy Tarot & Tea)
Tarot & Tea opens inside Frisco's Stonebriar Centre mall

The shop offers tarot readings, intention candles, sage bundles, oils and incense.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Sweets on a Stick sells hand-painted cookies for birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, holidays and more. (Courtesy Sweets on a Stick)
Sweets on a Stick now selling customized, hand-painted cookies in Frisco

The shop sells gourmet, customized sweets, such as hand-painted cookies and cake pops.