The Keller Magazine

The Keller Magazine

Something Bigger

Life is full of choices on how to spend your days outside of your job and family. For many Keller residents, their free time is spent being part of something bigger than themselves.

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Happy Holly-days

A cold mist didn’t keep revelers away from this year’s Keller Holly Days celebration at City Hall on Friday Dec. 02, 2016. Adventurous attendees enjoyed the two-lane snow hill and 5K Santa Scurry, while others were entertained by the Very Merry Light Parade, Jingle Bell Zone (a children’s area), the tree lighting with fireworks, and, of course, photos with Santa.

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Puppy Love

The K9 Pointe, the city’s first dog park, opened for business on Saturday, Nov 12. The grand opening event included a free dog park etiquette class, food trucks and a puppy costume contest. The K9 Pointe, located next to The Keller Pointe, features separate areas for large and small dogs, a shaded pavilion, seating, water fountains, and agility and obstacle equipment courtesy of Boy Scout Jared Griffin’s Eagle Scout project.

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Technology Now

In the blink of an eye, 2016 is almost over and while we may not have flying cars or hoverboards that the movies from our past predicted, we still have some pretty interesting technological advances. There’s a common misconception that new and exciting inventions are reserved only for the rich. Luckily that is no longer the case. These new devices and electronics are affordable and available to anyone, anywhere.

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Help wanted

Applications are now open for the Citizens Police Academy and Community Emergency Response Team. The Citizens Police Academy begins later this month and participants can expect to learn about the Keller Police Department and the role of local law enforcement. The course is mandatory before joining the Volunteers in Policing unit. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and live or work in Keller. They should also have no felony arrests or any arrest records in the past five years. Apply before 4 p.m. on Jan. 20. The class is expected to fill quickly, and when it does, applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the next course. The application is available online or in person at the police facility. Direct questions to Officer Amanda Baker at 817-743-4504 or email abaker@cityofkeller.com. The Community Emergency Response Team training begins in February. The FEMA program equips participants with readiness and safety skills, including fire safety, medical aid, search and rescue, and disaster management while waiting for first responders. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and live or work in Keller. Apply before Jan. 24. For more information and to register, visit http://www.kellercert.org or call 817-743-4400.

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Grass Roots

What does it take to run a city? A 10-week course through the first-ever Keller Citizens Academy provided answers. For those of the 14-member class interested in public service, it also served as incentive to get more involved in city government on a local level.

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Porsche Pride

More than 200 people attended the Autobahn Porsche Fest Celebration at Shannon Brewing Company on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. The event, co-sponsored by K Magazine and Indulge luxury magazine, featured live music, Roscoe's Smokehouse barbecue and Shannon beer. Five displayed Porsches were the highlight of the evening.

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The Reason for the Season

The weeks before Thanksgiving and Christmas are a busy blur of shopping, decorating and entertaining for most folks. Carving out time to volunteer — for even the most worthy causes — seems impossible. So the overwhelming dedication of workers, involved in the Dec. 9-12 Christmas Festival at NorthWood Church in Keller, is just one reason why the annual event is so remarkable.

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Chimney Charm

Handmade stockings add a personal touch to holiday decor and make wonderful gifts. They could also be a craft project for kids to fill with items for seniors or the homeless.

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Now that’s fresh

Approximately 150 diners attended the Farm to Table Dinner, Sunday evening, Oct. 16, at FnG Eats. Vendors donated food and restaurants donated labor to create several delicious locally sourced dishes. Over $6,000 was raised from the ticketed event to benefit the Keller Farmers Market. The money will be spent to buy new canopies for the market, and pay for programs such as POP (Power of Produce) which helps children learn the value of growing food.

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A satisfying combination

Wine, jazz, food and beautiful weather combined to make this year’s annual Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce Wine and Jazz a big success. The October 20 event was held from 6:30–10 p.m. at Keller Town Hall. Approximately 500 people attended the fundraiser, which served delicious food and delightful jazz on the patio, with wine, dessert and silent auction items inside Town Hall. The Keller Area Youth Orchestra received a share of the proceeds from the festivities.

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Warms the Soul

Skip the chalky, store-bought, powdered hot cocoa packets this holiday season and sip this smooth, easy-to-make drinking chocolate with brown sugar whipped cream from Becky Henry of Hurst-based Hot Chocolates. The baker established her business in 2002, selling layered, tiered and sheet cakes of all varieties along with cookies, cake pops, brownies and more. Last year she moved out of her storefront to bake from home and spend more time with family, but still offers the same lineup of luscious treats.

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