Celebrate Valentine’s Day With 2020 Red Carpet Concert

Frisco Life magazine is again partnering with nonprofit Frisco Arts to provide a cozy, fun-filled Valentine’s Day event on Feb. 14 to raise funds for the community endeavors of Frisco Arts. 

From 7 to 10 p.m., attendees will transport themselves to “A Night In Paris,” whereat they will walk a red carpet to be served a romantic meal and entertained by an intimate musical concert with David Gaeschen, vocalist and stage performer well-known from Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera.

Ticket price includes meal, wine, dessert, concert and gift bag. 

New Frisco Public Library Architect Multi-Million Project Approved

Frisco city council members approved a budget of $5.4 million to design Frisco’s future library.

M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates Inc., were selected to handle the design project. This is the same architecture, design and planning firm that created designs for the Omni Frisco Hotel and The Star in Frisco.

Expectations are for the new library to be completed in late 2022.

Frisco Public Library recently was named the Top Innovator in Customer Experience in the nation for the library’s artificial intelligence project. The annual award by the Urban Libraries Council recognizes innovative programs and practices from libraries across North America. The winning project combined artificial intelligence kits, coding and classes making A.I accessible to entrepreneurs, students and anyone seeking to increase their skill set.

This busy library opened in 1991. 


Innovative, Compassionate Specialty Care for Collin and Denton Counties’ Residents

The new UT Southwestern Medical Center Frisco, located at 12500 Dallas Parkway, offers services in 35 specialties from 70 physicians within the 120,000-square-foot medical center. The medical center’s development is a collaboration with Texas Health Frisco, which represents a 325,000-square-foot hospital with 73 hospital beds.

Hospital sources indicate their four-story medical center may be new to Frisco, but many of their doctors, nurses and patients have been calling the city home for years. For example, UT Southwestern nurse anesthetist Christal Grandell has a deep connection to Frisco–she grew up there and her father, George Purefoy, is the city’s one and only city manager.

UT Southwestern’s Daffodil Baez moved to the Frisco area a year ago to help care for her grandmother. She loves the city’s spirit of innovation and community, and intends to build upon it as the assistant director of clinical operations at UT Southwestern Frisco.



‘World’s Largest’ All-Sports Store Is Coming

Scheels’ managers are interviewing to hire staff members for the company’s first store in Texas, slated to open at The Colony in April.  

Their store contains 85 “specialty shops,” covering clothing, footwear, accessories, machines, weather wear and all types of sports. 

The store’s promise is about retail adventure, because their stores also include attractions, such as a 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium, arcade games, and their famous ferris wheel. They also have Ginna’s Café for gourmet soups, sandwiches, unique coffees and homemade fudge.