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Mansfield Magazine's January-February 2017 Issue - New Adventures in Mansfield & Beyond

Jan 20, 2017 06:59PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

New Adventures in Mansfield, and Beyond

I have to say that this was really an interesting and fun issue of Mansfield Magazine to organize and put together. It’s always the people of Mansfield who are so interesting and inspirational and we found several to bring to you in this issue. 

First up were Arianne Shipley and Stephanie Zavala. Both serve as education specialists with the Water Utilities Division in Mansfield, and as coordinators for Keep Mansfield Beautiful. Together, they oversee the education and awareness efforts for the water utilities and environmental services departments. If you are interested in what Mansfield is doing to raise the awareness of our natural resources, check out Community Profile this time.

Over in Kennedale, Leslie Galloway impresses with all that she can handle as city secretary, communications coordinator, and staff liaison for the Youth Advisory Council. That’s a tall order. I had the opportunity to interview her specifically about the city’s Youth Advisory Council, a great program that brings high school students right into the middle of community and local government. Read more in Your Neighbor.

I also had a chance to make a trip over to South Arlington to meet with restaurateur Khang Vo. Originally from Vietnam, Vo spent years in Hawaii before settling in North Texas. What he brought with him is a love for the island culinary staple known as a poke bowl. He flies in fresh fish from Hawaii and serves up the delicacy daily at his Ahi Poke Bowl shop. Stop by to try it out and chat with Vo, you’ll be glad you did.

Our HomeStyle section this time has some great ideas for decluttering your home. It’s a new year and here are several ways to make a fresh start. Our Lawn & Garden section features Steve Huddleston’s take on growing and caring for roses in the harsh Texas climate and how to protect them from a deadly virus known as rose rosette disease.

Of course, everything else you expect is here in the pages of this issue. Cookin’ with CarolRoadtripFinancial Matters and Health &Wellness are all here.

We hope you enjoy this new issue of Mansfield Magazine. Sit back, relax and thumb through the pages as you sit by a warm fire. After all, it will be spring before we know it – and we’ll be ready with a fresh new issue of the magazine.


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! 

Liquid Gold Mansfields Water 360 Program Pours on the Education - Jan 17 2017 0339PM

Liquid Gold: Mansfield’s ‘Water 360’ Program Pours on the Education

Arianne Shipley and Stephanie Zavala are two partners dedicated to helping the Mansfield community better understand its water and environmental resources and how to make the most of them. Read More » 

 

Small Steps to Making Big Changes with Healthy Food Choices - Jan 18 2017 0800AM

Small Steps to Making Big Changes with Healthy Food Choices

Happy New You! Let 2017 be the year to make a difference! Read More » 

 

Cookin With Carols Minestrone Soup - Jan 17 2017 0349PM

Cookin' With Carol's Minestrone Soup

Carol Ritchie shares her favorite Minestrone recipe. Read More » 






Take Action Now to Better Manage Your Money  Retirement - Jan 19 2017 0156PM

Take Action Now to Better Manage Your Money & Retirement

To take control of the uncertainty and create peace of mind when it comes to retirement, here are some simple steps you can follow. Read More » 

  

Planting  Caring for Roses While Avoiding Rose Rosette Disease - Jan 18 2017 0204PM

Planting & Caring for Roses While Avoiding Rose Rosette Disease

Coming Up Roses: In spite of all the challenges, roses are irreplaceable and should continue to be used in our landscapes. Read More » 

 

Improving Heart Health with a Focus on Mind and Body - Jan 19 2017 0230PM

Improving Heart Health with a Focus on Mind and Body

Matters of the Heart: When it comes to heart health, a significant plan of attack focuses on a healthy mind, body and soul. Read More » 

 

Resolution Restyle Start the New Year by Refreshing  Decluttering Your Dcor - Jan 20 2017 0530AM

Resolution Restyle: Start the New Year by Refreshing & Decluttering Your Décor

This year focus on easy and simple changes you can make around your home that will help you declutter and refresh your decor. Read More » 


Ahi Poke Bowl Brings Hawaiian Delicacy to South Arlington - Jan 20 2017 0216PM

Ahi Poke Bowl Brings Hawaiian Delicacy to South Arlington

Making Waves: South Arlington is home to the only restaurant in Tarrant county that is serving up this Pacific island-influenced cuisine, Ahi Poke Bowl. Read More » 

  

Del Rio Texas Border Town Offers Natural Beauty Art and Texas Oldest Winery - Jan 19 2017 0330PM

Del Rio, Texas: Border Town Offers Natural Beauty, Art and Texas Oldest Winery

Why not take a long and relaxing road trip way out west? Del Rio, a quaint border town, can make a great cross-state excursion. Read More » 

 

Kennedales Youth Advisory Council Allows Teens to be a Part of Local Government - Jan 21 2017 1200PM

Kennedale’s Youth Advisory Council Allows Teens to be a Part of Local Government

Building Leaders: We asked Leslie Galloway, staff liaison for the Youth Advisory Council, to tell us more about the program and its rewarding results. Read More » 

 

Web Extras

Ahi Poke Bowl Owner Talks Good Food  New Opportunities - Jan 20 2017 0351PM

Ahi Poke Bowl Owner Talks Good Food & New Opportunities

Good food and more is what Khang Vo is all about, owner and chef at Ahi Poke Bowl in Arlington. Read More » 

 

3 Easy At-Home Water Conservation Tips to do Today - Jan 23 2017 0316PM

3 Easy At-Home Water Conservation Tips to do Today

We've compiled 3 easy things you can do at home that will make a big positive impact towards conserving water over time. Read More » 

 

3 Simple Heart-Healthy Recipes You Need to Try - Jan 25 2017 0630AM

3 Simple Heart-Healthy Recipes You Need to Try

We've compiled a few easy and simple heart-healthy dishes, as seen on delish.com, for you to try. Read More » 

 

5 Interesting Ways to Declutter Your Life - Jan 26 2017 0130PM

5 Interesting Ways to Declutter Your Life

We've compiled 5 creative ways to start decluttering your life, one doable thing at a time. Read More » 

 

Val Verde Winery The Oldest Continuously Running Winery in Texas - Jan 27 2017 0100PM

Val Verde Winery: The Oldest Continuously Running Winery in Texas

Val Verde Winery is located in Del Rio, Texas, and is considered the "oldest continuously running winery in Texas." Read More » 


The Kennedale Youth Advisory Council

Web Extra: A Closer Look at Kennedale’s Youth Advisory Council's Staff Liason

We wanted to know more about staff liaison Leslie Galloway and learn just a little bit more about how she finds time to do it all. Read More » 

  

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