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See the Dallas Stars Play for $10, and Help LHS PTSA Provide Scholarships

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/2/23 20:15:47 (1597 reads)

Want to see the Dallas Stars play for just $10 per ticket? Want to help provide scholarships for graduating seniors this year? The LHS PTSA has a deal for you. Please visit http://bit.ly/1aIoBSz to buy your tickets before Friday, February 28th, and they will mail them to you. Hope we see you there! Grab them quick before they run out.Open in new window

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Symphony Presents Prize-winning Cellist

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/2/19 7:18:03 (759 reads)

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Grand prize winning cellist Emily Chung will be featured in concert Friday (Submitted Photo)
Open in new windowIn their upcoming concert, the Lewisville Lake Symphony will feature the super-talented winner of their recent Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition. Cellist Emily Chung won out over twelve finalists to be named the grand prize winner. Ms. Chung receives a $1,000 scholarship and is awarded the opportunity to perform with the all-professional Lewisville Lake Symphony. She will play the Concerto No. 1 in A minor by Saint-Saens, known for its lyrical beauty and its demanding technical displays.

The concert takes place at the MCL Grand in Old Town Lewisville on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. There is plenty of parking around the Grand; most is on the City Hall side of the arts complex.

Tickets can be booked online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and are $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors and $10 for Students. For additional program details see the symphony’s website.

The program will also include “The Hebrides Overture”, also known as “Fingal’s Cave”, a colorful work by Felix Mendelssohn who was immediately inspired to write the piece after a visit to the Hebrides Islands off the coast of Scotland. “Prelude to Act III of La Traviata” by Verdi and Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” will complete the program.

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/1/31 19:00:00 (5865 reads)

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Free Concert Tonight: Josip Kvetek - Violin Sonata No 1.

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/1/31 6:30:00 (318 reads)

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Violinist Josip Kvetek, winner of Lewisville Lake Symphony's first annual International Competition (Submitted Photo)

The upcoming concert in the Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series features Josip Kvetek, a prize winner from the symphony’s first annual International Competition in March, 2013. In addition to his monetary prize he was awarded an appearance on the chamber series.

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road in Flower Mound (across from the Marcus High School football stadium). The program is presented by the Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series in cooperation with the College of Music at the University of North Texas. The concert is free though donations will be appreciated.

What: Lewisville Lake Symphony Chamber Series concert
When: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, Flower Mound
Cost: Free
Info: lewisvillesymphony.org

Mr. Kvetek's virtuosic and musical skills on violin will be in the spotlight as he performs with equally talented Saule Garcia on piano. Together they will perform the Violin Sonata No. 1 by Faure, arguably one of the most beautiful pieces of chamber music ever written. In addition, they will present Suite in the Old Style by Schnittke which re-purposes music originally written for films into a performance piece in the Baroque style, and two of the ever-popular Spanish Dances by Sarasate.

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Fundraiser at LHS Friday for Aluma Korey To

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/1/15 9:34:05 (425 reads)

Open in new windowStudents at Lewisville High School are holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for 2013 LHS graduate Korey To this Friday, January 17th. The students want to help Korey and her family with medical expenses incurred when she had a brain tumor removed recently, and spent weeks hospitalized.

Where: Lewisville High School Cafeteria (use front entrance)
When: Friday, January 17th, 2014 - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Who: Public is invited.
Cost: $5 per person ($2 for children 5 and under)
Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Tea, and Lemonade
Extras: Baked goods available for purchase.

If you would like to RSVP, please visit the event Facebook page.

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KLB to host Trinity Trash Bash Waterway Clean Up and Expo; Join Us!

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/11/7 19:00:00 (737 reads)

(Originally posted 10/13. Re-topped 11/8)

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2012: LTJ Clean Stream Team members loaded a pickup truck with garbage pulled from a 1,000 foot section of Fox Creek in Lewisville. The team consisted of Steve and Seth Southwell, Jennifer, Tim, and Tory Lane, Todd and Zak Simpson, Jennifer and Alex Linde, David Taylor and family, and Karla and David Scott. (Photo by Karla Scott)
Hoping to raise awareness and appreciation of the Trinity River, Lewisville Lake, and their respective shorelines, Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB), the City of Lewisville, LLELA, and Kayak Power are teaming up to host KLB’s 22nd annual Trinity Trash Bash (TTB) waterway clean up.

As part of a regional effort, KLB’s TTB will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Park catfish picnic area.

Many volunteer opportunities are available, including shoreline clean ups, creek clean ups, and a guided kayak cleanup of the Trinity River.

KLB is currently looking for both volunteers and sponsors for this event. All individuals and groups are welcome to join in the effort. Please note that kayak space is limited and reserved for volunteers 14yrs+ on a first come, first serve basis. Youth 13 and under are still encouraged to participate, with many other clean up locations to choose from along shorelines and in creeks.

Groups will be assigned locations and supplies to clean on the day of the event. All cleanup materials will be provided by KLB. Shirts, door prizes, and goodie bags will be given away to volunteers after the cleanup. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy tennis or hiking shoes.

In addition to the cleanup, a waterway educational expo has been added to the event with information about water safety and waterway education from various community organizations and businesses, include the City of Lewisville environmental programs office.

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Keep Lewisville Beautiful to Plant Wildflowers for Make A Difference Day

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/10/1 6:50:00 (446 reads)

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Volunteers planted flowers for Make A Difference Day in 2012 (Submitted Photo)
Keep Lewisville Beautiful will be celebrating its 23rd annual Make A Difference Day wildflower planting on October 26th, 2013 from 8am-11am. This FREE volunteer event will be held in conjunction with the national Make A Difference Day and Keep America Beautiful’s Get Growing National Planting Day and is in partnership with our local Lewisville Lowes store #0551 and The City of Lewisville. Keep Lewisville Beautiful has been awarded a $5000 community improvement grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) in support of KLB’s mission to engage the citizens of Lewisville through service and education to enhance their community environment.

Volunteers are needed for planting wildflower seeds, flowers, raking, tilling, sowing, and on site help. Sign in and registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Lake Park. Plantings will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Breakfast snacks and drinks will be provided along with KLB t-shirts. KLB will supply gloves and planting equipment, but please feel free to bring your own to use. All ages are welcome and appreciated! Register online today or contact the KLB office at 972-538-5949. Last year, 140 volunteers showed community spirit by planting wildflowers at Lake Park. With your help, we hope to plant 1.33 acres at Lake Park for 2013!

For more information, to sign up or to donate funds to Keep Lewisville Beautiful email info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org, call 972-538-5949 or fax information to 866-727-8526. Please include number of people anticipated in your group. Don’t miss the opportunity to make a difference in your community!

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Rep. Simmons to Host Town Hall Meeting Wednesday Night

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/9/16 17:10:00 (443 reads)

Open in new windowDistrict 65 State Rep Ron Simmons, who represents parts of Dallas, Carrollton, Highland Village, and the Eastern and Northern parts of Lewisville will host a town hall session Wednesday night at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater in Old Town Lewisville.

Simmons will have a meet and greet with constituents from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and host a town hall meeting from 6:30 - 8 p.m. where he will answer questions from constituents.

Simmons will also receive the "Courageous Conservative" award from the Texas Conservative Coalition, a legislative caucus on which Simmons sits. Simmons' district director Mark Yarbrough assures us that although the group had posted the event and billed it as a chance to "discuss conservative victories", this is not a political event, and constituents from any part of the political spectrum are welcome to attend.

What: HD65 Town Hall Meeting with State Representative Ron Simmons
Where: MCL Grand Theater - 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, TX 75057
When: Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00 p.m (Meet and greet) 6:30 p.m. (Town Hall)
Who: General public invited.
RSVP: Not required, but staff would appreciate getting a head count. Email mark.yarbrough@house.state.tx.us to RSVP or for more information.

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Local Fireworks Displays on Tap for July 4th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/7/3 16:30:00 (995 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowHere is a listing of the various local fireworks displays around Lewisville for the July 4th Independence Day celebrations:

City of Lewisville: The annual "Red White & Lewisville" 9:30 p.m. just South of Vista Ridge Mall. Best viewing location: Mall parking lot, Convergence office park lot

Town of Flower Mound: Flower Mound hosts its annual "Independence Fest" at Bakersfield Park (Duncan Lane, South of FM 3040) with free admission to the public beginning at 5 p.m. The festival has numerous attractions including a children's parade, car show, free Kid's Zone, and concerts by the Walton Stout Band and Rick Springfield. Fireworks begin right after the concert at about 9:45 p.m. Best viewing location: Lewisville High School Ben Harmon Campus parking lot on F.M. 3040, or on the festival grounds itself.

Grapevine: This 28 minute show begins at 9:30 p.m. and is syncronized to an MP3 music file that you can download. The show can be viewed from the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord, but can also be viewed from various parks around town. There are $5-$10 charges for parking.

The Colony: Liberty by The Lake festival lasts all day, but fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are choreographed to music on 99.9 FM. Best viewing location is Stewart Creek Park.

Lake Cities: The Lake Cities 4th of July Celebration, put on by Corinth, Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores. The free event at Lake Dallas' City Park will include a concert by Eleven Hundred Springs at 7 p.m. to be followed by fireworks afterward.

Coppell: The City of Coppell holds its fireworks show on Wednesday, July 3rd, starting at about 9:40 p.m. at the Andy Brown Park East.

Farmers Branch: Independence Day festivities in Farmers Branch are held Wednesday, July 3rd at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Admission is free, and gates open at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks begin after the concert by Groove Knight. Lewisville residents can take the A-Train to DART's Trinity Mills station, then ride to the park.


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Residents of all North Texas cities are reminded that fireworks are illegal in town, and can result in steep fines as well as accidental fires. Pet owners are reminded to keep pets indoors after dark, since fireworks are a leading cause of runaway pets on July 4th and New Years.

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Lewisville Memorial Day Observance Scheduled for May 27th - 8 a.m.

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/5/25 19:00:00 (604 reads)

Open in new windowMemorial Day is a time to remember the fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Republic. It should be more meaningful than just a time for mattress sales and barbecuing.

We've made a yearly habit of making a personal observance at the Veterans Memorial in front of Lewisville City Hall. Again this year, we would like to invite anyone who is interested to join us at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, May 27th.

There's no agenda, and nothing formal about it. We'll just gather around for some silent prayer and reflection, and if anyone would like to say a quick prayer or few words in gratitude to the fallen, or offer any thoughts, they're welcome to do so. But this is not about speeches, and there is nothing political about it. It's just fellow Americans taking some time to stand together in unity and honor those who have given their lives for us.

Where: In front of Lewisville City Hall, 151 West Church Street by the Veterans Memorial
When: Monday, May 27th, 8:00 a.m. (Stay as long as you want; I'll probably leave by 8:30)
Who: Anyone is invited.
What: Informal remembrance of our veterans who have died in service of our country.

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