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Posted on: April 29, 2019

4 Reasons Why the Outdoor Warning System Could be Activated

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Outdoor Warning Sirens are designed to alert people who are outside to seek shelter inside. In hazardous conditions, Plano's sirens will sound for 3 minutes. During monthly tests, Plano's sirens sound for 1 minute, followed by a voice saying "test.&q...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Plano Food Safety Summit 2020

Plano Food Safety Summit 2020

The Plano Food Safety Advisory Committee (FSAC) is pleased to announce its first annual Food Safety Summit.  

The Summit will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the Sockwell Center, 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd. It will cover...

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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: July 9, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

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Plano Fire-Rescue has just released the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

Any successful agency must continually track progress towards achieving its stated short-term goals and objectives.  Periodically, it is important for an organization to stop and perform a more detailed assessment of its environment, its stakehol...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue Welcomes New Truck 8 Into Service

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Fire Station #8 welcomed a new truck into service with a Wetdown and Push-In Ceremony.

The time-honored tradition was enjoyed by Plano Fire-Rescue staff and community members on May 10.  This station, 4621 Hedgcoxe Road, primarily serves northern Plano neighborhoods.

Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif and the department are quite proud of t...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Courtney Vanous

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Number of years with Team Plano: 

3

Position and department: 

Park Compliance Coordinator, Parks and Recreation

Describe your position:

I am responsible for enforcing park rules, educating park users, and helping ensure our par...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Kelly Macejewski

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Kelly Macejewski

Number of years with Team Plano: 

2

Position and department: 

Marketing Specialist in Communications and Community Outreach

Describe your position:

In my position I create and post content for the main City of Plano social med...

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2020 Spring Programs and Classes at the Library

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This spring Haggard Library is hosting the Thinking Money for Kids exhibit to teach elementary age kids and adults about financial literacy.

In tandem with the exhibit, the Library has additional financial literacy programs for kids, teens and families. Adults can gain financial literacy skills at our Money Smart Classes.

  • Our partners from Social Security Administration, Area Agency on Aging of...
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Posted on: January 3, 2020

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Use PressReader from RB Digital to read newspapers on the go and save money.

Explore national, provincial, and global leading newspapers from across the US and Canada with unlimited access to all newspaper content. Over 100 countries in 60 languages provide must-have newspapers. And with a press of a button, you can translate your...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Play Mah Jong

Play Mah Jong at Haggard Library

Meet new friends and play Mah Jong on Sunday afternoons. Both American and Chinese sets are provided.

You are welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling 

Haggard Library    Sundays    1-4:30pm

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

Healthy Living for Brain & Body

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Let the Alzheimer's Association help you make a plan for healthy aging at Schimelpfenig on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30pm.

Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

SNAP – Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programs

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Plano Library has interactive, inclusive storytimes and science explorers for children with ASD and other special needs and their families

Registration required and includes the entire session. Registration opens January 14. More information and registration available in person at Davis or by email. Please allow time for a response and confirmation

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Small Talk – Practice English Speaking Skills

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Each week practice your English speaking skills in a casual group setting. Learn about American culture and meet people from all over the world.

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

English as a Second Language Classes

ESL- English as a Second Language

Learn to speak, read, and write in English. Classes are free. Online curriculum and resources are provided.

For more information and to register call 469-925-0610 or email lumbrerasg@grayson.edu

A Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) funded and approved program managed by Collin County Adult Education and Literacy

Harrington Library - Mondays & Wednesdays &nb...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Genealogy Legacy Research Group

Genealogy Legacy Research

Join the Legacy Users Group. Participants share information, research tips, webinars and one-on-one help

 Haggard          Tuesdays        1:30pm

Jan 28  |  Feb 25  |  Mar 24  |  Apr 28  |  May 26

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

The 2020 Consolidated Grant Process is Open for Applications

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The City of Plano announces the availability of 2020 funding through the Consolidated Grant process.  Three (3) sources of funds are available to eligible non-profit organizations that serve Plano residents: Community Development Block Grant (CDB...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Energy Efficient Improvements are Affordable and Easy!

Smart Energy Loan Program

The City of Plano’s Smart Energy Loan Program offers eligible homeowners the opportunity to make energy efficient home improvements with financing provided by BTH Bank. You could reduce your home energy bills, improve the comfort level in your h...

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Plano City News: Reap the Rewards

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Grow a better garden with food scraps, get help with the citizenship process, learn how code enforcement cares for our community, use the new litter stations and more in this week's Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 37,500 subscribers by the City of Plano Communications and Community Outreach department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Recycle Live Christmas Trees and Garland with Your Yard Trimmings

Live Christmas Tree Curbside Collection

If you missed the Christmas Tree Drop-off sites, you can still recycle your real Christmas Tree and garland. Just place these out with your weekly yard trimmings collection. The same rules apply - no tinsel, ornaments, lights or stand.

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Restroom and Drinking Fountain Closures

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Due to the early onset of cold temperatures we will begin closing some of our restrooms and drinking fountains a few weeks early this year.

Many of our restrooms and drinking fountains are freeze-resistant, and will remain open. However, those that are not will be closed this week. The attached map shows the locations of freeze-resistant fountains and restrooms that remain open year round. Pl...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Winter Watering runs through March 31

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Dial back on landscape watering and save on your water bill. Lawns and outdoor plants require much less watering as we roll into colder temperatures.

Whether you are a resident or a business, please shift to the winter watering schedule on Friday, Nov. 1. Limit sprinkler use to once-a-week. If the last digit of your address is odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9), your water day is Tuesday. If the digit is even (0, 2, ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Lead the Pledge at a City Council Meeting

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Scout groups and youth organizations are a big part of each City Council meeting. Help start our regular sessions in a positive way.

Would your troop or group like to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Texas Pledge at an upcoming Plano City Council meeting? Contact Alice Snyder in the City Secretary's Office at alices@plano.gov to secure a place on the schedule.

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Sign Up for Trash and Recycling Reminders

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If you struggle with remembering when to place your recycling cart out for collection, we've got a new tool for you. Get reminders by text or email to your favorite device (or both).

Alerts are sent the night before your collection between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (you pick the time). The reminders adjust with the City's holiday collection schedule. A special thanks to our Kings Ridge HOA residents for helping with testing.

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

New Daily User Procedures effective Jan. 1, 2020

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Effective Jan. 1, 2020, everyone using Plano recreation centers and pools must have a recreation account or present a valid driver’s license.

If you have a recreation center membership or take classes with us, then you already have an account. Those who pay a daily fee need to set up an account if they have not done so yet.

Follow these 3 easy steps to set up your account:

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Restroom and Drinking Fountain Closures

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Due to the early onset of cold temperatures we will begin closing some of our restrooms and drinking fountains a few weeks early this year.

Many of our restrooms and drinking fountains are freeze-resistant, and will remain open. However, those that are not will be closed this week. The attached map shows the locations of freeze-resistant fountains and restrooms that remain open year round. Pl...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

High Point Tennis Center Renovations

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The long awaited renovations to High Point Tennis Center have begun. The center will remain open during construction.

The renovations will begin with the building of a new parking lot along Spring Creek Parkway and the construction of a new two-story pro shop. Once the new pro shop is completed, demolition of the old facility will take place and a new center court will b...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Dallas Morning News: Volunteering is secret to happiness

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Giving back through volunteering makes Plano happy, according to the Dallas Morning News

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

VIP Celebrates Record-Setting Success

VIP Annual Report 2018

Annual Report Highlights:

•   35 years of VIP

•   Record-setting number of volunteers 

•   Volunteer awards

•   Corporate & academic partnerships

•   VIP Sup...

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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: 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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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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Exam Weekend:

What to Bring and What to Know the Day of the Exam

Saturday Morning: bring your ID, exam ticket and completed and notarized PHS to the exam.  Wear athletic clothing as those who pass will immediately proceed to the physical agility test. ...

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