May-June 2016 Issue - Sizzling Summer
May 23, 2016 06:51PM
● By Melanie Heisinger
It’s time to bring on the heat once again. The summer sun is back and warming things up and all the activities of summer are on the hazy horizon. So it gives us another great opportunity to dig in and write about some of the people, places and activities in the great community where we live.
First up, new contributing writer Cindy Brown has come up with some great ways to keep the kids occupied, avoid summer boredom and give a little something back to the community. Whether it’s donating or bagging food, working alongside Meals on Wheels or volunteering at Mission Arlington, check out some great opportunities to get your family involved and making a difference this summer. It’s all in the Homestyle section.
What’s better on a hot summer day than ice cream? We can’t think of anything. So we headed over to one of the newest ice cream places in town, Helados Handcrafted Ice Cream and Pops for some icy cold treats. They serve up freshly made “Mexican style” ice cream and popsicles that will have you returning again and again to try all the different flavors and then start all over again. They also have all kinds of drinks and snacks. Read about it in this issue’s Local Flavor and then check it out for yourself.
The great outdoors and swimming are where many of us turn for relief during the hot summer months. But back in 2010, doing so turned to tragedy for the Lewis family. That’s because they lost their son, Kyle, to a rare infection caused by an amoeba he picked up swimming during a family outing. But they turned their loss into the Kyle Cares organization to warn others about the dangers of these amoebas. Read more in this issue’s Your Neighbor.
Carol Ritchie takes us through some great fruit recipes and indulgences that are just right for summer’s warm weather. It’s amazing what you can do with the myriad of apples, berries, cherries, melons, and other fruits that arrive just in time for the season. Cookin’ with Carol has some great ideas including the not-to-be-missed recipe for Grilled Pound Cake with Lime-Mint Infused Strawberries.
As usual, everything else from Community Profile to Roadtrip has been researched and written for you to enjoy whether in the cool air-conditioned comfort of home or out by the pool in the sun. Enjoy this issue and this season!
Kerry Pipes, Editor
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!
Tracy Aaron, Mansfield’s newest police chief, talks of how "integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" and how his passion for service has carried him through a succe... Read More »
Fruit is not the easiest food to classify, but in order to take a closer look at our many options, here’s a breakdown of fruits in six unique categories to consider for summertime indulge... Read More »
Summertime is a great time to show children how they can make a difference in the community in which they live. We’ve assembled some great options to consider. Read More »
The new “Mexican snack place” is the brainchild of Eva Valencia. With the warm summer months coming on, Helados Handcrafted Ice Cream and Pops is just the right place to cool off! Read More »
Pass-along plants are plants of nostalgic significance that we pass along to friends, neighbors and family members. Let’s take a look at some of the all-time favorite pass-along plants. Read More »
After losing their 7-year-old son Kyle, the Lewis family founded Kyle Cares, an organization that exists solely to warn others about the danger of Naegleria Fowleri and other freshwater a... Read More »
The Kyle Cares Foundation has a mission to bring more awareness to the brain-eating amoeba, otherwise known as Naegleria Fowleri, but what exactly is this parasite and how can we avoid it? Read More »
We were lucky enough to get in touch with the Mansfield Garden Club (MGC) and learn a few tips and tricks to help make summertime gardening a little easier. Read More »
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