Lifestyles
  • Come dance to all your favorite Country tunes when the Southern Cross Band takes the stage Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Powder Creek Pavilion. "This group is, by far, one of the favorite classic country dance bands known throughout this area," remarks promoter Rick Massey, owner of Powder Creek Pavilion. "Come on out and dance the night away!"
  • This year's Art Bazaar will be held at the fields ACROSS from TUPPS brewery at The Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas. Over 70 hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the Holiday Art Bazaar for pure shopping fun. Tupps will still be open for beer to-go so you can still drink and shop!
  • Dallas String Quartet is a fusion of contemporary classical and pop music, has been compared to artists such as Lindsey Stirling, Vitamin String Quartet, Brooklyn Duo, and 2Cellos. They perform as a quartet with full drum and guitar accompaniment, using both traditional and electric strings, and are known for their eclectic renditions of everything from Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child of Mine" to Shawn Mendes' "Senorita" to their recent collaboration, "You Are The Reason," with The Piano Guys. DSQ’s festive performance will be accompanied by gourmet food trucks, sweet treats, free photos with Santa, classic holiday characters and an elf balloon artist.
  • With 1,600-feet of tracks, The Trains at NorthPark will feature cityscapes like Dallas, with landmarks including The Perot Museum, Pegasus Park, the Nasher Sculpture Center and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include the American west with New Mexico, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, and Route 66. photo by Bret Redman
  • Galleria Dallas shoppers wishing to visit Santa will again be transported to the North Pole via the Santaland Express. While onboard, the conductor will revile travelers with holiday tales as all new scenery flashes by your train windows. Upon arrival at the North Pole Station, visitors will be led through a wintery wonderland on their way to Santa’s Chalet. Private visits with Santa are magical, as the custom technology ensures that he knows each child’s wish list and more. Santaland will be open through December 24, and SNOWDAY will remain open until January 8, 2023.
  • Accomplished and award-winning artist, Chris Cravens takes students on this wonderful watercolor journey on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in this 3-week series; December 1st, 8th, and 15th. Space is very limited, so contact us now to secure your spot or get on the waiting list for our next class! Call 903-640-2196
  • Looking for that unique gift for someone special? Imagine a place where you can order a one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass lamp, vase or sculpture, and then watch your personal artwork begin to take shape before your eyes. Welcome to the world of Tim de Jong. For more than 30 years, de Jong has owned and operated Wimberley Glassworks and slowly built a reputation as Texas' premier hand-blown glass lighting and art glass studio, where a team of talented artisans breathe life into exclusive glass collections and lighting.
  • The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting it's 9th Annual Taste of Bonham Holiday Wine Stroll on Saturday, December 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy tastings and shopping around our historic town square. Advance Ticket Sales are available for purchase now at a discounted rate. (photo by Sam Lumpkins,Interim Director, Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce)
  • On Wednesday, November 30, we will be decorating the Creative Arts Center for Christmas! There's lots to do before December, and we need your help to make it happen!
  • December 5-9, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Fannin County Family Crisis Center office
  • The grill will be closed this week. We regret to inform you that for the foreseeable future we will be unable to open up the TMC Bonham Café for breakfast. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Featuring an immersive walk-thru light maze created from over 4 million sparkling lights, Enchant also includes an impressive 100-foot-tall holiday tree, a unique ice-skating trail, live entertainment, Santa visits and a village marketplace with crafts, gifts, festive culinary treats and holiday cocktails.
  • Cigna's grassroots knitting and crocheting group, A Common Thread, warmly gave 600 handmade caps to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texoma Medical Center (TMC) in Denison on World Prematurity Day, Thursday, Nov. 17. The hats help ill and premature babies in the NICU conserve heat so they can put their energy toward getting better. The caps also provide parents of babies in NICUs with a touch of homemade caring in a stressful situation. In the 10 years since its inception, A Common Thread has sent nearly 25,000 caps to NICUs throughout the country.
  • Fannin County Family Crisis Center would like to thank the Fannin County Drug Court for building and donating the playhouse. (L-R) Judge Lauri Blake, Criminal District Attorney Richard Glaser, Jordan Holland, Curtis Miller, Shane Hazelton, Corey Baker
  • Radiance! & Frozen in Frisco, Texas’ LARGEST ice and light spectacular, is coming back and bigger than ever for its THIRD magical year! Making its way to the safe, family-friendly Riders Field in Frisco, formerly Dr Pepper Ballpark, the immersive holiday fun will take place through December 31, 2022. images courtesy Peerless Production Group
  • Historic downtown McKinney will transform into a winter wonderland full of local artisans, specialty items, delicious food, live entertainment, holiday activities and more!
  • Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site is thrilled to participate in Museum Store Sunday on Saturday, November 26, which is a signature annual initiative celebrated by museum stores worldwide. Find the perfect holiday gifts for your friends and family while knowing that your dollars are directly supporting local Bonham and Denison historic museums. Everyone is encouraged to Be a Patron.
  • The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first Holiday "Holly Jolly" Shopping Stroll this Friday & Saturday in Bonham to recognize Small Business Saturday.
  • The Eisenhower Birthplace Museum Shop features a wide variety of presidential and WWII merchandise, including hard to find, out of print books suitable for adult and young readers as well as collector coins.
  • On Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the Creative Arts Center will host the annual Sweets, Spirits, & Sparkles Grand Bazaar, a wonderful day full of shopping and the CAC's biggest fundraiser of the year!
  • This year, frozen turkeys are expected to be more plentiful than fresh, but it takes several days for them to thaw properly. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
  • Public health flu monitoring indicates the Texas flu season kicked off a few weeks earlier than usual this year. That's why the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages Texans to get vaccinated now to protect themselves and their families from flu as the holidays approach.
  • First United Bank has announced Jack Patton as SVP, Commercial Loan Officer at its Denton-South location. Patton rejoins First United with banking experience specializing in commercial lending and a passion for community.
  • The most dazzling and spectacular time of the year is just about here! Vitruvian Park transforms into North Texas' most magical FREE holiday wonderland during the 10th annual Vitruvian Lights, when more than 1.5 million sparkling LED lights are wrapped around 555 trees. The festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. November 25 with a performance by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra.
  • My kids brought home a large haul of Halloween candy that I’m trying to avoid snacking on. With the remaining fall and upcoming winter holidays coming, I’m wondering if you can offer any tips to help me avoid gaining weight but still enjoy the holidays?
  • We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving Lunch with Roasted or Smoked Turkey, Smoked Pork, Cornbread Dressing, Green Salad, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green bean Casserole, Roasted Pumpkin, Homemade Breads & Desserts.
  • Greg Carter, who joined First United in 2014 as Vice President, Talent Acquisition Manager, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner.
  • Wednesday, November 23 we will not be able to serve breakfast due to a staffing shortage. We will be open for lunch. Thank you for your patience.
  • The Honey Grove Library is offering Digital Learning Workshops this fall. Workshops are scheduled for Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Workshops in November and December will feature in-person and online instruction over topics including: Zoom Basics, How to Use the Libby app, Printer Basics (covering set-up, troubleshooting, and maintenance) and Microsoft Tools Basics (including instruction and tips for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Some people visit Colorado for the wildlife. For others, it's spectacular fall foliage or the thrill of a tug-of-war with a big brown trout. If you time it right, you can enjoy all three.