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Posted on: May 8, 2018

7 Days a Week to Find or Adopt a Friend

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You asked for it and you got it. The Plano Animal Shelter is now open seven days a week!

That means more opportunity to retrieve a lost pet, to bring in a found pet, to register a pet and, most importantly, to adopt a new pet.

The new operational hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Battling the Buzz this Summer

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Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. The City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has already begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes.The City sets mosquito traps every week t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Give Us Your Feedback on the New Liquid Waste Ordinance

Grease Trap Ordinance Update Comments

The City of Plano is requesting comments on the proposed revisions to the liquid waste ordinance.  The proposed changes will affect restaurants, car washes, auto shops, liquid waste haulers and some industrial facilities. A summary of the changes...

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City of Plano Environmental Health
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Battle of the Badges 2018

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Join The Heroes. No Matter Which Side You’re On When People Give Blood, Everyone Wins!

Battle of the Badges runs from July 1 through July 8. You can give blood at various locations around Plano. Sign up today at carterbloodcare.org or call 1-800-DONATE-4.

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Plano Firefighters' MDA Fill the Boot Collection Hits City Record

Fill the Boot 2018 Results Plano Fire-Rescue

Plano firefighters surpassed last year’s record collections by more than $12,000 during their Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month.

At today’s Fill the Boot check presentation, Plano Firefighters Local 2149 Vice President Wesley Holland presented the MDA with a check for $215,000, the amount surpassing last year’s collection of $202,000. Plano firefighters collecte...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Plano Firefighter Recognized for Work Teaching Fire Safety and Injury Prevention through Clowning

Plano Fire-Rescue Clown Gets Recognized

Back in 1996 Plano Fire-Rescue started a new program that used firefighters in character as clowns to teach children important fire safety and injury prevention messages. Firefighter Calvin Cook was interested in joining the clown program but was told tha...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity

The approval of seven Certificates of Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) occurred between August and November, with two approvals by the Heritage Commission and five approvals by staff.

  • The Heritage Commission Approved two CAs, which included:
    • Exterior m...
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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Teen Street Team

Teen Street Team

Teens let your creative voices be heard! Help create the teen experiences you would like to see at the Plano Libraries by joining the Plano Public Library Teen Street Team (TST). Submit your application from June 1 – June 30.

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Friends Annual Book Sale

Book Sale 2018

The Friends of the Plano Public Library 35th Annual Book Sale is August 3-5 at the Plano Event Center. There will be nearly 100,000 gently used items for sale; most priced $2 or less.

Items for sale include hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, records, and audiobooks. Friends’ members get 10% off all book sale purchases.

You can help support the Plano libraries by shopping at the book sale and by joining Friends of the Plano Publ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

2018 Summer Programs and Classes at the Library

Engage Summer 2018

Plano Public Library is your place for summer learning. Visit us, spark your curiosity and plan how you’re going to expand your mind this summer. We have something for everyone.

  • Thinking Money, a national initiative, geared at helping people become financially independent continues with programs at all five libraries
  • The 18st AIRSpace will host three artists this summer. You can learn watercolor, create hand-painted sketchbooks an...
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Engage Summer 2018 City of Plano Libraries

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

City of Plano Housing Trends and Analysis Strategic Plan

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The City of Plano is preparing the first comprehensive, Housing Trend Analysis and Strategic Plan.  The three over-arching goals of this endeavor are:

     1)  To understand the Housing Needs of Plano residents:...

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Take the Housing Survey Here. City of Plano Neighborhood Services
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Protect Your Home from Mosquitoes

Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

The hot summer months also bring mosquitoes! Help reduce the mosquito population by taking a few simple steps around your home. Walk around your property and survey items that are out in the open. Items like empty planters, plant saucers, buckets, and any...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Summer Promotion for the Pop-Up Party Trailer

Summer Promo 2018

Summer time, fun time! From June through August the Pop-Up Party Trailer is offering a Summer promotion to any registered HOA, Neighborhood Association, or Crime Watch group that reserves the Trailer during these months! Enjoy FREE Koozies, fans, and beac...

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Reserve Here! City of Plano Neighborhood Services

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Celebrate Independence Day Like a Superhero

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2018

Donate blood to be a hero, venture out for a fabulous July Fourth, apply for a Neighborhood Vitality and Beautification Grant, stop by the new #morethanbooks outreach van and more in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 3,750 subscribers by the City of Plano Marketing and Community Engagement Department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Collin County Honors Planoite Russell Steindam

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In early June, the Collin County Courthouse was renamed the Russell A. Steindam Courts Building. Discover Steindam's connection to Plano and learn why he's being honored.

It was a unanimous vote for Collin County to be renamed

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Fill the Boot Exceeds Goal with $215,000 donation

2018 MDA Fill the Boots donation results

Your donations helped the Plano Firefighters Association raise a record amount. A $215,000 check was presented to MDA in support of research efforts and to send children with muscle diseases to summer camp. Thank you for filling the boot!

Watch a quick video of the presentation. City of Plano News
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Who's Watching Your Kids Around Water?

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Two inches of water and less than five minutes out of sight can be a deadly combination for a small child near water. Keep your children safe, designate a "Water Watcher."

Gathering near a lake or pool with children this summer? Plano Fire-Rescue (PFR) wants to make your water fun a lot safer by mailing you a Water Watcher Tag. When a responsible adult wears the Water Watcher Tag, they are on duty and cannot leave the area ...

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Prevent a water tragedy with these tips! City of Plano News
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Map Out Your Summer with Pinterest

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Don't be pinned in; unleash your creative side with the new City of Plano Pinterest page!

Explore local activities, find health and safety tips and discover furry friends. It's a visual utopia of Plano's finest features, including library fun, dog adventures and perfect park spots. Plan your days in Plano on Pinterest!

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Does Your Dog Have Game?

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Share photos of your pup enjoying pet-friendly activities throughout Plano for a chance to win great prizes. It's all part of Visit Plano's newest contest to honor those who travel with pets.

On Wednesday, July 11, three lucky winners will be selected to receive vacation packages. Upload your images to Visit Plano's Pet-Friendly webpage to be entered.

The celebration wraps up on National Dog Day, Sunday, Aug. 26, with a dog-friendly event at He...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Nominate & Celebrate the Environmental Community Awards

Environmental Community Awards Celebration

Do you know someone encouraging environmental education in our city? Environmental Community Awards applications are currently being accepted to recognize individuals, businesses, schools and non-profits for environmental leadership and achievement.

Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by others. The projects, programs and services must have occurred between May 2017 and May 2018. Awards will be presented in September during the annual Environmental Community Awards Celebration. Don't delay;...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Battling the Buzz this Summer

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Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. Learn what the City is doing and what you can battle the buzz.

Summer is almost here which means, so is mosquito season. The City of Plano Environmental Health and Sustainability (EHS) team has already begun taking proactive measures to protect Plano residents from mosquitoes.The City sets mosquito traps every week t...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Summer swimming roundup - your guide to Plano’s pools

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Summer is just around the corner, and here at Plano Parks and Recreation we can already smell the sunscreen.

Our staff has been working hard to get our outdoor pools ready for another safe and fun summer starting Memorial Day weekend, May 26. Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool and all will be open on Monday, May 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Summer daily hours st...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

7 Days a Week to Find or Adopt a Friend

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You asked for it and you got it. The Plano Animal Shelter is now open seven days a week!

That means more opportunity to retrieve a lost pet, to bring in a found pet, to register a pet and, most importantly, to adopt a new pet.

The new operational hours are:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Learn about all our Shelter s...

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City of Plano News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closes March 1 for Renovations

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Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility will close March 1, 2018 until the project is complete.

For up-to-date information on the relocation of classes and daily drop-in activities, please contact the Plano Senior Recreation Center at 972-941-7155.

In addition, the Wellness Center for Older Adults will also relocate its operations during this time. W...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Buttlers Now in Downtown Plano

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Summer swimming roundup - your guide to Plano’s pools

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Summer is just around the corner, and here at Plano Parks and Recreation we can already smell the sunscreen.

Our staff has been working hard to get our outdoor pools ready for another safe and fun summer starting Memorial Day weekend, May 26. Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool and all will be open on Monday, May 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Summer daily hours st...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Paddling approved at Big Lake Park

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Looking for a fun nature escape right here in Plano? Grab your watercraft and head to Big Lake Park (3800 Rainier Road), where kayakers, canoers and paddle boarders can now take to the park’s namesake waterway.

Big Lake Park is the second location in Plano that’s been opened up to paddlers, something Park Planning Manager Renee Jordan said is by design. The department opened the lake at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve up to paddlers last summer an...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Aquatic fitness at Plano’s Rec centers provides fun path to holistic health

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Plano resident Woody Lusk was burnt out on the gym scene when he heard about the new Aquatic Boot Camp (ABC) being offered at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center. Although he had never taken an aquatics class, the avid scuba diver decided to give it a try.

Two years later, and he and several others who started the class together are still there for the camaraderie and, most of all, the results.

“When I saw this program, I thought, ‘this may be what I’m looking for.’ Tu...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Plano Senior Recreation Center Closed for Renovations

Plano Senior Recreation Center

Attempts to keep the Plano Senior Recreation Center open during the expansion have met with unexpected challenges. Due to safety concerns, the facility closed March 1, 2018 and will remain closed until the project is complete.

For up-to-date information on the relocation of classes and daily drop-in activities, please contact the Plano Senior Recreation Center at 972-941-7155. Trips will continue but will now depart from the Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center. The Welln...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Plano Parks and Recreation Marks “50 Years of Fun” With Yearlong Celebration in 2018

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In 1968, Plano’s newly formed Parks and Recreation Department consisted of one director, two part-time employees, and 42 acres of farmland.  Today, this award-winning system boasts thousands of miles of park land, miles of trails, and b...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

High Point Tennis Center Renovation Contract Awarded

The Tennis Center Renovation design contract with JBI Partners, Inc. was awarded at the July 24 Plano City Council meeting. Over the next several months the contract documents will be executed, and the design development phase will begin. In the design de...

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City of Plano Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Carpenter Park Renovations

Carpenter Park Construction

Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway.

Renovations to the south side of Carpenter Park are underway. As part of the renovations, a number of existing trees will be removed and replaced with 62 new, 4-inch caliper trees in their place.

These exciting new park updates include a complete renovatio...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

LGIP Volunteers: Keeping it Green in Plano

Volunteer Live Green in Plano

Each month individuals, clubs, organizations and businesses donate their time and talents to making Plano cleaner, greener and healthier.

While the benefits to the community are valuable, the volunteers also benefit by feeling needed and productive, learning new skills and making new friends, having fun and sometimes earning volunteer hours for school. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP...

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Volunteer Opportunities City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 24, 2018

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes Plano in Fuel Efficiency

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes Leaders in Fuel Efficiency

The City of Plano has been recognized as a leader in fuel efficiency and awarded a bronze rating by the DFW Clean Cities Coalition for its work in embracing alternatives to traditional gasoline.

The gold, silver and bronze winners contributed to a combined reduction of more than 25 million gallons of gasoline in 2016, which represented the largest savings on record.Plano operates a large fleet of vehicles for a wide variety of purposes. Residents...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Plano's Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

Planos Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

The Sustainability Division recently received an award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration at the WaterSense Awards on October 5. This award was for the efforts in creating and cultivating partnerships that have impactful results on water savings.

The City of Plano, Texas, collaborated with utilities, councils, businesses and other WaterSense partners to emphasize the value of WaterSense to residents, especially related to outdoor water efficiency. The City worked with Rachio, a WaterSense partner,...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Litter Prevention

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

VIP Connection - Spring 2018

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This spring brought many milestones to the VIP program. Read more.

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

VPay Employees Volunteer at Plano Animal Shelter

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Employees from Plano-based VPay spent two Fridays in March volunteering at Plano Animal Services. Volunteering as a group with Plano Animal Services provides valuable resources for our community and helps those precious pets get one step closer to home. V...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Volunteers Wanted for Plano CARES

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Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Plano Code Abatement by Residents Engaged in Service (CARES) connects local volunteers to residents in need of assistance with common property code violations. Project work days are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of ev...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Toyota Teams with VIP for National Public Lands Day

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Volunteers in Plano brought Toyota USA and National Environmental Education Foundation to celebrate National Public Lands Day in Plano, Texas! These partnerships are paramount in impacting our community. Thank you to Kym Hughes and the staff of Oak Point ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

In Memory of Russ Kissick

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We are saddened by the passing of Russ Kissick. Russ was one of three Co-Founders and ongoing Co-Director of The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc., the non-profit organization that has served as manager of the Interurban Railway Museum sin...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

United Healthcare volunteers at Plano's Parr Library.

Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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City of Plano Volunteer Resource Group News
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Cambria Hotel & Suites Supports Animal Shelter

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On Friday, September 9th staff from Cambria Hotel & Suites Plano rolled up their sleeves and spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. 9 Cambria employees enjoyed a day of service helping the shelter maintain a clean facility, provide se...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Frisco Roughriders lend a hand at Animal Shelter

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On Sunday, August 21 staff from the Frisco Roughriders donated a morning of service to the Plano Animal Shelter. They spent time helping with cleaning and maintenance of the facility which improves the customer experience and provides a safe environment f...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Bank of America Volunteers Plant Seedlings for Parks Department

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A big thank you goes out to the 10 Bank of America volunteers who planted 100 trees in the Russell Creek greenbelt for the Plano Parks Department.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Courtyard Texas Music Series: The Texas Gentlemen - July 5

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Real. Raw. Righteous. The Texas Gentlemen take the stage for the July entry of the Courtyard Texas Music Series!

This Lone Star-bred collective takes its cues from some of the iconic acts of the past — the quicksilver brilliance of The Wrecking Crew, The Muscle Shoals Swampers (who backed everyone from Aretha to Wilson Pickett), Booker T. and The M.G.&...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Courtyard Texas Music Series: Jim Lauderdale - August 2

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Jim Lauderdale brings his classic country stylings to the Courtyard Texas Music Series!

Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up unti...

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