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Posted on March 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Epiphany Community GardenThere are garden plots available at the Epiphany Community Garden. Contact Margaret at 214-864-8402 for more information. They are having a tomato planting demonstration Saturday March 29 at 9:30 in the garden — all are invited.

GARDEN PLOT BENEFITS
- Two Master Gardeners available for advice
- Garden Tools Available for Use
- Water for your garden is provided
- Watering Hoses & Wands provided
- Compost provided
- Hardwood Mulch provided
- Pesticide & Herbicide free environment for organic gardening
- Fellow Gardeners willing to water your garden if you are away
- A community of gardeners to swap gardening tips & advice.
- Free garden resource library
- Blessing of donating 10% of your veggies to Network Ministries to help those in need
- Enjoy growing your own fresh organic vegetables
- “Free” garden therapy – enjoy God’s beautiful creation to reduce stress



Posted on February 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm

The Richardson Police Department is holding a Crime Watch Patrol training session on March 6, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm. We currently have 20 volunteers signed up for the class with several seats still available.

Go here for more information and to complete the online application.

If you have any questions about this or any RPD program please call the Richardson Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at 972-744-4773.

Officer Tommy Davis ID #647
Crime Prevention Unit
Richardson Police Department
140 N. Greenville Avenue
Richardson, Texas 75081
972-744-4773



Posted on February 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I am sending this email out to ask each and every person that reads this to do one simple thing. That one simple thing is this; Do not leave anything on your car while you are away from your vehicle. Every morning I read reports of items being taken from vehicles while the person stepped away for simple things like lunch, filling up the car at the local gas station, parked in front of the house, shopping, out to dinner, and any other place that you might go. I want to share with you a little secret about crime prevention. Wait for it…. If you remove the opportunity for the criminal to take your stuff, he can’t take your stuff!

If you go drop your children at the day care center, take your purse. Criminals are smashing the window and taking purses. If your filling your car at the gas station, lock your doors making sure you have the keys. Most people leave the doors unlocked and property inside the car. While your paying attention to the amount of money it is costing to fill your vehicle, a person may be opening your passenger door and taking your purse, cell phone, wallet, or any other item you left thinking it would be safe while you were just outside for a second. I know what your thinking, It won’t happen to me. Guess what! It will.

Please help the police help you. Park your car in the garage at night if you can. If you can’t, remove anything and everything from your vehicle so the criminals will go to another place. Leave your purse at home to go shopping. put your debit card, credit card, or cash in your pocket while shopping. Please feel free to share this public service message with everyone! We want vehicle burglaries to stop! If you have any questions, please feel free to call me. Thank you!

Lee Rhinebarger
Community Liaison Officer
Richardson Police Department
(972) 744-4938



Posted on January 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to get your house organized? Are you running out of space in your kitchen, your bathrooms, your closets? Well, we’re here to help you get started!

HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME AND KEEP IT THAT WAY.

We have a professional organizer ready to show us how to maximize space in our mid-century homes!

Attend our first General Meeting & Program of 2014!

Thursday, January 30th
7:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church; Fellowship Hall

Refreshments served. Come early to get a good seat.



Posted on January 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Our next general meeting will be:

Thursday, January 30th
7:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church; Fellowship Hall

Find out more details here: http://www.heightspark.com/docs/flyer_2014_01.pdf



Posted on December 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

December Holiday Yard of the Month: Lynda Leverett and Frank Norris, 639 Northill

From the owners:

We appreciate your voting us Decorated Yard of the Month for December. We love the Christmas holidays and decorate front and back yard as well as all rooms of our house. Frank has a degree in art and is so talented. He did the cowboy Santa roping his reindeer free hand, no pattern. He keeps saying we need to something different, but I say no way. I love the Santa and reindeer. It makes me happy each I drive by the front of the house and see the jolly Santa cowboy and the surprised reindeer. We hope everyone that drives by enjoys them, too. We also hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!



Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm

November Decorated: Chris Michero and Steven DePuy, 619 Greenleaf

From the owner:

We were thrilled to hear that November had been a recent addition to the Decorated YOM Roster and its first awarded recipient! Fall is our favorite season of the year so we’re always hard at work puttering in the front and back beds doing color change outs, re-mulching for the upcoming winter, and new plantings of some of our favorites – red autumn sage, petra crotons, paintbrush crotons, cabbage & kale, fountain & perennial grasses, coleus, black pearl ornamental peppers and Steven loves black mondo grass this year as little accents up against rocks or at borders. We always spend more time in the yard and hanging out on our back patio with the chiminea going than inside – I grill most of our dinners as an excuse to spend even more time in the yard! We really look at our garden/patio as our favorite room in the house. Up front we love to do a large ‘Autumn Harvest’ collection of grasses, peppers, mums, logs, pumpkins and gourds. Some of our favorite pumpkins are Jacks (of course), Casper, Peanut, One-To-Many (they look like blood shot eyes), Blue Hubbard (my favorite), Blue Jarrahdale, Cinderella, and Fairytale. Thank you so much for granting us this little honor as we do take so much pride in our yard and its continuing evolution.

Much appreciated!
Chris & Steven



Posted on November 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Recognizes Richardson companies and organizations that have achieved extraordinary success and /or made a significant investment in Richardson. The newly named EDGE Awards were formerly known as the Business & Industry Awards.

On November 5, 2013 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Richardson, Texas, the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP), Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Richardson Rotary Clubs honored seven businesses and organizations for their contribution to economic development in the City of Richardson. This year’s luncheon and award event was sponsored by BB&T. Two neighborhood favorites were honored — the Richardson Family YMCA and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

The EDGE Awards honorees are as follows:

2013 Newcomer Business Award was awarded to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for choosing Richardson as its first theater in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and first movie theater to Richardson in 25 years.

2013 Public / Non-Profit/ Educational Award was awarded to Richardson Family YMCA celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year for serving the community in programs that encourage and develop the mind, body and spirit.

2013 Loyalty Award was awarded to Travelers one of the largest insurance companies for remaining in Richardson. Travelers established in 2002, has approximately 600 employees in over 147,000 square feet of leased office space.

2013 Commercial Real Estate Project Award was awarded to developer KDC for bringing the largest corporate campus in Dallas/Ft. Worth to Richardson Texas. (State Farm Campus)

2013 Community Involvement Award was awarded to Avant, a global distributor of electronic components was honored for its corporate support for many Richardson and Dallas/Ft. Worth non-profit organizations.

2013 Environmental Award was awarded to Benning Power Electronics, a German company with its North American headquarters in Richardson. Benning was honored for developing and manufacturing products that allow companies and individuals to control and deliver energy saving products and services.

2013 International Business Award was awarded to ZTE USA, a leading telecommunications company based in China for its significant presence that affirms the city’s global reputation as the home of the Telecom Corridor.

For more information you may contact amy@richardsonchamber.com, visit their website or Facebook page. Other information may be found at www.telecomcorridor.com. To see videos prepared by CITV department go to www.youtube.com/user/RichardsonTXChamber.