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Nov/Dec 2014 Issue - Christmas Cheer

Nov 17, 2014 03:29PM, Published by Kevin, Categories: Food+Dining, Recreation, Home+Garden, In Print, Community

The fall season went by awfully fast, didn't it? No worries - that just means the holidays are right around the corner! Just in time for Thanksgiving and the Christmas season, we bring to you the winter edition of Mansfield Magazine. However, the holidays are not our sole focus. We start by spotlighting Mansfield ISD educator Donna Bruton, founder of the Southwest Arlington Geocachers group. The hobby has developed tremendously over its near-15-year lifespan (click here for our web-exclusive geocaching guide), and Bruton brings local flavor to the treasure hunt.

Speaking of flavor, Carol Ritchie joined us for another installment of Cookin' With Carol - this time preparing hot tamales. As the holidays are a time for family traditions, Carol suggests tamale making for those looking to spice up the kitchen and bring the family together each and every year. We also prepared an online exclusive, which gives some great ideas for food and drink pairings once you're ready to sit and chow down on your fresh, hot tamales.

Are you looking to wow your neighbors this holiday season with your light display? Look no further, as Laurie Fox visited with many local specialists: Safety and beautification tips included! We hope that you will share your Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating masterpieces by sending us your photos. Click here to contact us and submit your favorites, or post them to our Facebook page. You could be featured in our holiday decorating gallery this December!

Our Local Flavor piece this season features Cafe Sicilia, owned by Fernando Nogueira and Joe Seyedmorteza. The duo also owns the five Pancho's Mexican Buffet restaurants in the area. Nogueira was kind enough to sit down and take some time to answer a few questions about his South Arlington taste of Tuscany. We highlight all kinds of businesses in the area. Did you know a local toy store recently celebrated four years in business? Click here to read the full story.

The Your Neighbor feature in this edition highlights Jules Cox and Lazy Pi Farms. She shares a lot of fun and interesting facts and stories about her farm and her life. We even posted a web-exclusive extension of the interview for you to enjoy.

Browse around for articles and information on everything you need to know about the local community and let us know what you’d like to see more of! 

From left to right Robert Bruton Marty Johnston Donna Bruton Kathy Johnston and Larry Stevenson

Mansfield Teacher Pioneers Group to Find Buried Treasure

Geocaching uncovers growing popularity with group in Southwest Arlington. Read More » 


Cookin With Carol Hot Tamales - Nov 17 2014 0146PM

Cookin' With Carol: Hot Tamales!

Roll a new holiday tradition for your family and friends. Read More » 



Tuscan Style - Caf Siciliia Brings a Personal Touch to South Arlington - Nov 17 2014 1246PM

Tuscan Style - Café Siciliia Brings a Personal Touch to South Arlington

Café Sicilia brings its individual touch to Mansfield … one plate at a time. Read More » 


Extended Feature Spinning a Yarn at Lazy Pi Farms - Nov 17 2014 0207PM

Extended Feature: Spinning a Yarn at Lazy Pi Farms

Jules Cox loves her farm life at Lazy Pi Farms. Read More » 

Web Extras

Photo courtesy of i_am_jim via Creative Commons

Geocaching 101: A Local Guide to a New Hobby

Tips and information on a hobby that is gaining momentum in the U.S. and Texas, as well as top groups and locations to join in on the fun. Read More » 

Holiday Tamale Pairings You Can Do Yourself Web Extra - Nov 10 2014 1026AM

Holiday Tamale Pairings You Can Do Yourself (Web Extra)

Cookin' With Carol introduces hot tamales in the November-December edition of Mansfield Magazine. Check out these fine compliments and local Mansfield/South Arlington offerings. Read More » 


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