Mansfield Magazine's January-February 2017 Issue - New Adventures in Mansfield & BeyondJan 20, 2017 06:59PM ● 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.
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!
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 »
Happy New You! Let 2017 be the year to make a difference! Read More »
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 »
Coming Up Roses: In spite of all the challenges, roses are irreplaceable and should continue to be used in our landscapes. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Good food and more is what Khang Vo is all about, owner and chef at Ahi Poke Bowl in Arlington. Read More »
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 »
Val Verde Winery is located in Del Rio, Texas, and is considered the "oldest continuously running winery in Texas." Read More »
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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