Mansfield Magazine's July-August 2016 Issue - Get Ready For SchoolJul 19, 2016 06:20PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
Here We Go Again
Seems like summer just began and now here comes the fall semester of school. That means school supplies, fall sports, busy schedules and cooler weather are coming our way. So as we all prepare to send kids back to school and embrace the coming seasonal activities, we have once again tailored the July-August issue of Mansfield Magazine to the season.
There’s no disputing that Mansfield ISD is such a great school system. We have enjoyed interviewing and sharing the stories of numerous district employees over the years. This time we met up with Hunter Oeffner, the Mansfield ISD culinary trainer and chef. He’s the one who makes sure all our kids are eating fresh, and as we found out some rather unique, foods rich in nutrition and fun. He told us all about the Student Nutrition Department, how he goes about developing recipes and menus as well as his community outreach functions. Read all about him in this issue’s Community Profile.
Over at Kennedale High School, there is one man who is bringing a love, respect and appreciation of the outdoors back into the classroom (and, of course, outside of it). Danny Wilcox teaches biology and is the sponsor of the school’s Outdoor Education Club. The school has an archery team, a bass fishing team and the students get a hands-on education about what the great outdoors has to offer. Find out more in Your Neighbor.
The busy fall season can wreak havoc on many families. But there are ways to stay together and create family unity and memories despite everyone’s full schedule. Whether it’s outdoor activities, arts and crafts or spending time together cooking, our HomeStyle section is packed with some great tips.
And speaking of cooking, don’t miss Cookin’ with Carol’s A to Z of vegetable cooking. She reveals a wonderful world of veggies and a great Gazpacho recipe.
Looking for one last escape before the fall season kicks in? Try Rocksprings and Devil’s Sinkhole northwest of San Antonio. The 350-foot sinkhole is a wonder of nature, and late in the evenings you can watch as a black sea of bats wings its way out into the dusk sky.
Everything else you know and expect is here this time. So take one last deep breath before the fall fires up, enjoy this issue of Mansfield Magazine and we’ll get busy planning the next one.
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!
Hunter Oeffner serves as the Mansfield ISD’s culinary trainer and chef, and he’s beginning his third year with the district this fall. Read More »
From artichoke to zucchini -- it’s all about finding fresh foods to enjoy while the heat is on, and throughout the coming school year. Read More »
With nationwide student debt growing, the importance of financial planning and establishing good money habits can’t be overstated. Read More »
Fork in the Road, owned by Chef Josh Hopkins, is about as out-of-the-way as a restaurant can get. But it’s also great food in a fun atmosphere and the customers just keep coming back. Read More »
As the head of Kennedale High School’s Outdoor Education Club, Danny Wilcox is sharing his passion, love and knowledge of the outdoors with a whole new generation of students. Read More »
We've compiled 7 tasty and healthy snacks that your child will be sure to look forward to! Read More »
We got to know what Fork in the Road's Chef & Owner Josh Hopkins' favorite meal to make was, as well as his favorite thing to eat at home. Read More »
3 simple, extra steps to take to attract butterflies to your garden. Read More »
Since 1998, the Common Ground Network has worked to coordinate services to the community. Read More »
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