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Mansfield Magazine

January-February 2016 Issue - Sweet Start

Jan 21, 2016 05:29AM ● Published by Kevin

It’s a new year – brimming with resolutions, fresh perspectives, renewed

energy and excitement.

For Mansfield Magazine, each year begins with the desire to deliver more and do it better than the year before. This year is no different.

While you’ll continue to see some of the same things that you’ve come to expect, as the leading community resource we’ve got much more in store for this growing dynamic area we call home. With the expansion of circulation into new neighborhoods, additional online coverage and an exceedingly engaged social media following, it is our goal to keep an even closer touch on the pulse of Mansfield and the surrounding communities.

We promise to continue to lead the way in sharing the stories of the people, organizations, events and activities that are important to you. If you have a story to tell, we invite you to reach out and let us help share the moments that make our community so grand.

Before we each begin the year-long journey to make this area a better place for ourselves and each other, we take this opportunity to say thank you for letting us be an integral part of the heartbeat of the community.

Wishing each of you the best in this New Year.

- Lisa Drake, Publisher

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! 

ACAPP President Charles Richardson Treasurer Frederikka Freddy Stark and Arlington Police Officer Kimberly Fretwell

Arlington ACAPP Organization Brings Together Clergy and Police Officers

Community Profile: Spirit of Unity, January-February 2016.


Chocolate Souffle Photo courtesy of Carol Ritchie

Eggs-ellent Valentine’s Day Recipes

Cookin' With Carol: The Answer is (Over) Easy, January-February 2016. Read More » 


Pastry Paradise Bakery Offers Sweet Treats and Warm Hospitality - Jan 19 2016 1218PM

Pastry Paradise Bakery Offers Sweet Treats and Warm Hospitality

Local Flavor: Baked Good, January-February 2016.


Melissa Caposello Trains Dogs and Changes Lives of Disabled Veterans - Jan 19 2016 1137AM

Melissa Caposello Trains Dogs and Changes Lives of Disabled Veterans

Your Neighbor: A Dog's Day, January-February 2016.



Health Insurance Questions You Should Ask a Health Benefits Specialist - Feb 12 2016 0600AM

Health Insurance Questions You Should Ask a Health Benefits Specialist

Care to Choose - Financial Matters; January-February 2016. Read More » 



Working Out From Home - Feb 11 2016 0546AM

Working (Out) From Home

Exercising and Eating Healthier Right at Home; Jan-Feb 2016. Read More » 


6 Simple Ideas for Living Happier in 2016 - Feb 03 2016 0818AM

6 Simple Ideas for Living Happier in 2016

Get Happy, Health & Wellness, January-February 2016.

Web Extras

John Phillips President of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center says his favorite gameday recipe is chicken wings

Web Extra: Mansfield Leaders Share Favorite Gameday Recipes

Our Fall 2015 HomeStyle article discusses TV's in the home, and in light of that, we asked Mansfield residents and local influencers to share their favorite gameday recipes and party ideas. Read More » 


Putting Out Fires - Sep 21 2015 0837PM

Putting Out Fires

Mansfield fire inspector has a passion for fire prevention and safety. Read More » 


MISD Police Officer Stephen St Clair Photo courtesy of MISD

Mansfield ISD Officer Helps Track Down Missing Children

Two children were taken out of state illegally in 2014. When Mansfield ISD police got wind of the information, one officer made it his duty to return the children to their home safely. Read More » 


Have You Reserved Your Table for Valentines Day - Jan 13 2016 0804PM

Have You Reserved Your Table for Valentine's Day?

Check out these reservation blocks in and around the Metroplex this Valentine's Day. Read More » 


Boss Photo courtesy of Petfindercom

Adopt One of These Mansfield Area Pets - January 2016

If you're looking to adopt a pet, read Mansfield Magazine online to find out the latest furry friends in need of homes in the area. Read More » 


What You Should Consider Before Giving the Gift of a Pet - Nov 26 2015 1132AM

What You Should Consider Before Giving the Gift of a Pet

Puppies and kittens and their adorable antics may inspire plenty of “Awwws” while viewing those daily Internet videos, but as potential Christmas gifts, they may not be the best idea. Read More » 

Man Takes Selfie With Turkeys on Birchwood Lane - Nov 24 2015 1200PM

Man Takes Selfie With Turkeys on Birchwood Lane

Clayton D. Ryan shared this selfie with us on Facebook just in time for the holidays. Read More » 

Bluff Dale Vineyards in the Hill Country

5 Day-Trip Destinations for You and Your Family

We asked, What's your favorite day trip in driving distance from Mansfield? Our Facebook fans answered and here are a look at a few we thought our readers would enjoy. Is your favorite in... Read More » 


Bronze statue of Charles Barnard and his wife Juana created by local artist Robert Summers Photo courtesy of Pete unseth

10 Weekend Getaways for You and Your Family

We asked and you delivered: What's your favorite weekend getaway in driving distance from Mansfield? Read More » 

City Manager Bob Hart  Mayor Brian Johnson placed first in his age group  Credit Movin Pictures  2015

Are You on Track? Mansfield and Metroplex's Finest Share 2016 Resolutions

We're almost a quarter of the way through. How are you doing on your New Year's Resolutions? Read More » 


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