First US KidZania Location Opens in Frisco

Interactive education and entertainment center company KidZania Dallas launched at 2617 Preston Road within Stonebriar Centre. KidZania has 28 locations across the world, but Frisco's center is the company's first one in America. The 80,000-square-foot indoor city provides kids with opportunities to discover 100-plus professions and explore the world of possibilities through interactive role-play. Photos courtesy of KidZania … Continued

New Indoor Football League Team Added In Frisco

A new Indoor Football League team launched in Frisco. Team owners include Steve and Kim Germain and their children. Frisco represents the fourth franchise to recently join the IFL, along with Duke City Gladiators (New Mexico), Spokane Shock and the Oakland Panthers. IFL now has 13 teams for the 2020 season, starting March 7. Photos courtesy of IFL.

Ebby Halliday—First Food and Wine Benefit Event

The inaugural Ebby Frisco Food and Wine Fest included a wine tasting with Doug Reed, crystal company Riedel ambassador. Attendees took home a four-glass Riedel kit, valued at $140. This charity event was held at The Chapel at Ana Villa, and benefited Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. More details are online at EbbyFriscoFoodandWineFest.org. Photos courtesy of IGA Realty

Friscovania 2019: Fourth Year of Community Partnership with FC Dallas

In 2012, Model Behaviors launched an online community of women helping women. After losing Kelly Whaley, a Model Behaviors member, to breast cancer in May 2016, the group focused on granting organizations about women and children in transition to model behaviors for healthy, productive lives. Through Friscovania, proceeds go to deserving community organizations. It debuted as Frisco's Safe Trick-or-Treat Zone.

2019 Frisco Arts Walk and Run

Frisco Arts Walk/Run participants celebrated art and health during an immersive, arts-themed 5K event along Hall Park grounds. The route included pop-up music, art, theater and dance from the local arts community. Everyone received an arts-themed finisher medal. Frisco Arts is a nonprofit organization that advances arts through advocacy, outreach and education. Photos courtesy of Frisco Association for … Continued

Heels on the Move to Heal

The second annual "Heels on the Move to Heal" charity shoe fashion show at the Frisco Star was a big hit. Heels on the Move to Heal is a nonprofit organization that brings awareness and assists families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The event was presented by WeTalkRadio online radio network. Photos courtesy … Continued

Third Annual The Park Place Luxury and Supercar Showcase

The Park Place Luxury and Supercar Showcase spanned the first and 18th Fairways of the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas. It featured luxury, high-performance Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, McLaren, Maserati, Porsche, Land Rover and Volvo vehicles, bites/sips from local restaurants, a fashion runway and family fun. This year's event raised $141,000 for the Baylor Scott and White Irving Foundation.

Frisco Life Honors Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer

Frisco Life magazine team members had the privilege to be media sponsor of Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer's third annual Gold Party-Mariposa Masquerade and the ninth annual Newman Village Lemonade Stand events during September. Gold Party guests joined approximately 500 influential supporters of this important cause. All proceeds help fund crucial pediatric oncology research projects. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIE IMHOFF

Get the NEWSIES?

North Texas Performing Arts-Frisco local cast members and crew recently delivered stellar performances of Disney's NEWSIES at the MCL Grand. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, it's a rousing tale of a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” Treasure Island and Mamma Mia! will be performed in October. Photos by Amy Abney with … Continued

Global Peace Factory Coffee House Shares Harmony

As a Frisco boutique coffee and eatery, the team at Global Peace Factory Coffee House uses the finest global beans prepared with an onsite, 1949 wood-fire roaster from Naples, Italy. Owner Coley O'Toole vows to promote peace in this local, apolitical way. In fact, he gives away to charities at least 2% of every dollar … Continued