Top 7 photos of 2020 in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

Madeline Ricci launched The Hook boutique fitness studio in Grapevine in 2017 to help women feel confident working out. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Madeline Ricci launched The Hook boutique fitness studio in Grapevine in 2017 to help women feel confident working out. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Madeline Ricci launched The Hook boutique fitness studio in Grapevine in 2017 to help women feel confident working out. (Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The year 2020 was long and eventful. Here's a round-up of our top seven photos from the past 12 months.



Madeline Ricci launched The Hook boutique fitness studio in Grapevine in 2017 to help women feel confident working out. She was featured in our March 2020 issue. Click here to read the article. (Renee Yan for Community Impact Newspaper)



Nationwide protests calling out racial injustices came about following the death of George Floyd during the summer months of 2020. Here, Southlake residents partake in a similar protest in Southlake Town Square. You can view our full gallery of the peaceful march here. (Gavin Pugh for Community Impact Newspaper)




The long awaited Hotel Vin opened its doors to the public in September as part of the city of Grapevine's major development called Grapevine Main, which features city offices, conference rooms, a hotel and a food hall. Hotel Vin is a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel. Take a look inside the hotel by visiting our gallery. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)



Brazilian head chef Vinicius Fernandes spins the pizza dough in the Sauce'd kitchen on Sept. 18. Sauce'd is a locally owned pizza shop in Grapevine that specializes in New York and Texas-style crusts. Read more about the family business, which was featured in our October 2020 issue. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)



The month of November brought about a popular election cycle as voters headed to the polls to cast their ballots for federal, state and local elections. For full coverage of the November 2020 election, visit our elections page for a list of all stories. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)



For our senior living guide in December 2020, we took a look at how senior centers have been adapting to COVID-19 restrictions and what guidelines they have put in place to protect vulnerable senior citizens. Check out our photos and the full story online or in our December issue. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)



Southlake opened the Delta Hotel, the city's second hotel in early December. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by many local officials and investors. Visit our gallery to see what features and amenities are available inside. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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