Monday , 23 April 2018


Weekend Buzz: Outdoor Music Flea Markets, Ghosts and Pumpkins Galore!


There is plenty on tap this weekend in McKinney. Check out your choices, courtesy of the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau. Music Under the Stars (Saturday) Enjoy a night of music, a bottle of wine (soda and water are available too), and some woodfired pizza under the stars at Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery. Texas singer-songwriters Jon Christopher Davis and ...

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What’s for Dinner Tonight? Mustard Crusted Fish

Mustard crusted fish

Tired of making the same old selections for dinner? Looking for a different, tasty and easy recipe?  Check out this video demonstration for mustard crusted fish, courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife.    

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Just in Time For Halloween, Make Jack-O-Lantern Sugar Cookies

Jack-O-Lantern Sugar Cookies

The cooler days of fall have finally arrived. Trees will soon be ablaze with fiery colors; the air is a bit cooler and has a crispness that you can almost taste. I’ve hung my autumn wreaths and placed my scarecrow and a trio of pumpkins on the front porch, beckoning the harvest season. When my kids were little I started ...

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Lake Forest Farm Stand Offers Local, Organic Produce


Lake Forest Farm is McKinney’s family-owned urban farm and event venue paving the way in the industry of hyper-local sustainable agriculture. The farm is located off of Lake Forest Drive, just north of the Baylor Medical Center in McKinney. What makes this farm unique is that owner Ron Ryan and his friend Mel Becker have built their own ecosystem in the form ...

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Lorie Fangio: It’s Time to Talk Magical Muffins

In the south feeding each other is so deeply ingrained in our culture that we can’t imagine a guest coming through the door without giving them something to eat, at least a nut or two.  I love this custom because food nurtures the much needed, desperately neglected, human connection. Something magical happens when you break bread together, an immediate bond ...

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McKinney Enjoys Oktoberfest Celebration


With the smell of Schnitzel hanging in the air McKinney residents dug out their lederhosens and  dirndls (traditional Bavarian clothing)  to join those gathered at the downtown square for the annual Oktoberfest celebration. The fun began Friday and continues through Saturday. After only five years, this community and family centric festival has grown immensely; expanding to include 14 blocks of ...

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Weekend Buzz: Fall is Here, which means Oktoberfest and More

Your weekend entertainment options in McKinney, courtesy of the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau: Oktoberfest, McKinney-Style (Friday and Saturday): Festive polka music, wonderful Bavarian food and treats, weenie dog races, a Volkswagen car show and plenty of McKinney’s own Franconia beer all await visitors to the downtown square on Fridayand Saturday for McKinney’s annual Oktoberfest! All the scoop on the two-day event can be ...

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Oktoberfest, Beer Here!

Oktoberfest means the beer is flowing.

You like bratwursts. You love beer. And you’re looking for a good reason to wear your Lederhosen and blow your alphorn. Oktoberfest saves the day. McKinney’s version of Oktoberfest begins this Friday at 4 p.m. and runs through Saturday at 11:30 p.m. in downtown McKinney, and there will be plenty of beer. Even if you can’t make the trek to Munich this ...

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More MISD Campuses Named Healthy Zone Schools

healthy zone

According to the Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health, more than 30 percent of Texas children ages 10-17 are overweight or obese. And, while that number is certainly troubling, the good news is that obesity rates have followed a slightly downward trend over the last few years. McKinney ISD schools are doing their part to keep things headed ...

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Lorie Fangio: GrapeFest Squeezes a Good Time out of Grapevine

The harvest is in and the grape stomping has begun, spectators at this year’s GrapeFest did just that both figuratively and literally and boy was it fun! Food, wine, friends; the streets of Grapevine were packed with them. Where else can you grab a gorgeous flute of champagne or a glass of red and walk a festival? Grapevine was expected to host upwards ...

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