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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2009/11/7 18:10:00 (5415 reads)

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Lewisville High School Newspaper wins five national awards
The Lewisville High School "Farmers' Harvest" newspaper staff recently received five national Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). The Gold Circle is one of the top individual student journalism awards in the nation.

Among the award recipients, LHS sophomore Crystal Keiffer won first place for her first-person experience column and senior Daniel Sanchez received second place for his sports page design portfolio.

In addition, LHS had four students qualify for the UIL All-State journalism staff, a new record for the school.

Way to go Farmers!

November 10th - Marine Corps Birthday
The United States Marine Corps was founded on 10 November, 1775. Happy 234th, Devil Dogs!

November 11th - Veterans Day
LISD will host a recognition breakfast at Timber Creek Elementary School in Flower Mound at 9:30 a.m. and then at 10:30 a.m. will have a ceremony near the administration building. LISD's Junior ROTCs will participate in the ceremony, which is free and open to the public.

November 12th - Lewisville JROTC Fundraiser
The Lewisville High School JROTC Booster Club will hold a fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A, on FM 1171 in Lewisville, on Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

November 13th - 21st - Thanksgiving Food Drive to Benefit CCA
Natural gas operator Cherokee Horn tells us they will be hosting a 9 day food drive before the Thanksgiving Holidays. The dates will be Friday, November 13 - Saturday, November 21. All donations will go to the Christian Community Action chapter of Lewisville along with a $25 donation for each gas lease signed during the event. This drive is open to all residents of the community. Cherokee Horn hopes make a difference for those less fortunate this coming holiday season.

November 13th - Lewisville Lake Symphony
Michael Schneider, Pianist performs Friday, November 13, 2009 at 7:30pm at Lakeland Baptist Church Visit for tickets and more information.

November 14th - KLB’s Recycle Day
Keep Lewisville Beautiful, the City of Lewisville and Chapel Hill Apartments are teaming up to promote Texas Recycles Day and America Recycles Day, an annual statewide and nationwide awareness event to encourage Texans and Americans to start recycling or enhance their recycling efforts.

This year’s event will be held at Chapel Hill Apartments, located at 300 E. Round Grove Rd. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Recycling dumpsters will be located behind the apartment office building.

All Lewisville residents are encouraged to join in this year’s efforts to recycle all that can be kept out of our landfill. Apartment dwellers at other complexes are encouraged to join in the efforts at no cost.

Open in new windowNovember 14th and 15th - Visual Art League of Lewisville - Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser
Just in time for holiday shopping, the Visual Art League will hold a Book fair at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 at the Barnes & Noble located at 2325 S. Stemmons in Lewisville. VAL members will hold art demonstrations from 10 am – 6pm on Saturday.

A percentage of the sales of books, CDs, DVDs and items from the café during these two days will go the Visual Art League, a non-profit, all-volunteer group dedicated to promoting education and appreciation of the visual arts. Those wishing to support the League should present a Bookfair voucher or the ID number 10031763, or simply mention they want to support the Visual Art League with their purchases when checking out. The Bookfair voucher or ID number can be used at any Barnes & Noble nationwide on these dates, and VAL will get credit for the sales.

Vouchers can be obtained by contacting Meg Smith

November 15 - House Candidate Speaks in Lewisville
Neil Durrance, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives will speak at a luncheon at Abuelos restaurant from 11:30 - 2:30. More information...

Students invited to compete in MLK Day art and essay contests
Students in grades 6 - 12 are invited to enter the Martin Luther King, Jr. essay and art contests. Entries must be received by Dec. 17. Winners will be announced at the Dr. King Community Program on Jan. 17 at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church. For details about entries and the contest, contact LISD Trustee Vernell Gregg at

November 16th - Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees Meeting
LISD Board of Trustees meetings are held in the Board Room of the William T. Bolin Administrative Center, 1565 W. Main St., Lewisville, at 7 p.m.

Official notices of these meetings are posted online at least 72 hours prior to each meeting.

November 21st - Women Helping Women: Domestic Violence Awareness Conference
On Saturday, November 21st, the Tri-County Democratic women will host a conference to raise awareness of domestic violence. The conference will be from 8:30am - 12:30pm at the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College in Plano. There will be guest speakers from local women's shelters and State Rep. Carol Kent. Registration fee is $10

For more information and online registration, please visit

December 5th - Holiday at the Hall Festival
The seventh annual Holiday at the Hall festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, in Old Town Lewisville, featuring a wide range of free family events from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Since its inception, this award-winning festival has grown into a fascinating winter wonderland of holiday ambiance and spirit of the season. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the celebration, which was named best special event in the country by the City-County Communications
and Marketing Association.

This year’s festival schedule of events will include Breakfast with Santa, Motorcycle Toy Run, Sam Pack’s Ford Country of Lewisville Christmas Parade and the Polar Ice Village.

The Polar Ice Village features some of the nation's top ice sculpture artists competing in a live competition to transform towers of ice blocks
into amazing 12-foot-tall art sculptures made of solid ice. The competition, sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association, is the only one of its kind in the southwest.

Festival activities will include two festival stages of live entertainment, strolling artists, visits with Santa Claus, and shopping in the Artists Alcove Holiday Market for hand-crafted items and specialized gifts.

“I hope everyone is able to join us in Old Town Lewisville for this year’s festival and kick off the holiday season with a great family event,” said Mayor Dean Ueckert.

Saturday’s slate of events and activities will begin with the popular Breakfast with Santa from 7 to 11 a.m., as the Kiwanis Club will prepare a holiday feast of pancakes and sausage. Breakfast with Santa activities will engage children in caroling and holiday art projects.

The 11th annual Motorcycle Toy Run will bring hundreds of bikers downtown to spread the holiday spirit by collecting toys for local charities. Riders will depart from Old Town at noon. For information, please call 972.219.3560. Participants are asked to donate a new unwrapped toy as their entry fee. The toys will be collected and distributed to Child Protective Services of Denton County, Christian Community Action and Friends of the Family.

Live entertainment will begin at 10 a.m., with two stages presenting local and regional acts while strolling performers add to the festive scene with an abundance of festival food, arts and crafts and specialty booths on display. Free carriage rides also will be available.

At 10:30 a.m., the Polar Ice Carving Village opens to the public. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite ice artist in the collection of ice-sculpting displays while enjoying a sight rarely found in the Sun Belt – towering works of carved ice lining the street.

The popular Tailwaggers Ranch will make its return to the event. Pet contests, agility rally, cake walk and other activities are slated for 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nearly 20 animal rescue groups will be at the event.

A pet parade will start at 1:30 p.m., which includes a pet costume contest. The first 100 people registering for the event will receive a free t-shirt.

The 2009 Sam Pack’s Ford Country Christmas Parade will go through the heart of Old Town Lewisville, beginning at the intersection of Cowan and Main streets at 3 p.m. and heading east on Main and then south on Mill before ending at Delay Middle School. Participants will assemble that morning on Cowan Street between Main and Purnell, with a festive atmosphere of music and fun. Past parade entries have included local favorites such as
Lewisville High School band and drill team, local dance and martial arts academies, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, Scouts, equestrians, decorated vehicles, parade floats and more.

Trophies will be awarded during the Old Town Lights event later that day in three categories: Babes in Toyland, Santa’s Sleigh, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Elves Workshop. After the parade, Santa Claus will meet with children in the Wayne Ferguson Plaza at Poydras and Main. Photo buttons will be available for children to commemorate their visit.

At 5:45 p.m., Mayor Dean Ueckert and Santa Claus will join forces for Holiday Lights! Old Town Lighting ceremony, flipping the switch to turn on the city’s Christmas tree and thousands of lights in Old Town Lewisville.

Holiday at the Hall is being sponsored by the City of Lewisville and the Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sam Pack’s Ford Country of Lewisville, Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center and Waste Management.

Free park and ride shuttles, including a shuttle for those with pets, will be running from Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center, FM 3040 and MacArthur, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For event information, call 972.219.3401 or visit or

December 5th - Volunteers needed for “Holiday at the Hall” festival
Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles assisting with the annual “Holiday at the Hall” festival, scheduled for Saturday, Dec.5, in Old Town Lewisville. Helps is needed in such areas as parade monitors, parking attendants, Vendor relations, general setup, stage management and more. For information, please visit the city’s Web site,, or call 972.219.3401.

Local groups interested in performing on the Community Stage during the festival are encouraged to call 972.219.3712 to ask about opportunities. Preference is given to student groups representing area schools and studios. Sound equipment is provided.

Applications for the 2009 Christmas Parade also are being accepted. Forms can be downloaded from the city’s Web site,

December 5th - A Tuna Christmas
December At 8 p.m., the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre, located on the south side of Main Street, will present “A Tuna Christmas.” Tickets are available by calling the Greater Lewisville Community Theater, 972.221.7469.

December 11th - 20th - "A Christmas Carol"
The Actors Conservatory Theater will be presenting the play "A Christmas Carol" in Lewisville. December 11th - 20th, 2009
7:00 pm Friday & Saturday Nights, Matinees 2:00 pm Saturday & Sunday

For more information, visit

December 12th - HUD-Approved Home-buyer Course Offered
The City of Lewisville’s First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program will hold a HUD-approved homebuyer education course Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Central Elementary School, 400 High School Drive.

Presenters include local professionals in the mortgage loan, real estate and homeowners insurance fields. The class is free, and lunch is provided. Those completing the course receive a HUD Homebuyer Certificate. Parents are asked to please not bring their children to the class. Advance registration is required by calling 972.219.3455.

The workshop is held quarterly by the City of Lewisville Grants Division.

December 14th - Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees Meeting
LISD Board of Trustees meetings are held in the Board Room of the William T. Bolin Administrative Center, 1565 W. Main St., Lewisville, at 7 p.m.

Official notices of these meetings are posted online at least 72 hours prior to each meeting.

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