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A change of scenery

Pantone’s color of the year for 2017 is “Greenery” — a bright and cheerful color that evokes feelings of springtime, nature and new beginnings. That seems ideal for this time of year when many people are making changes — both personally and in their surroundings. We chatted with local design and decorating experts to find out what’s new and popular for this year.

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Tune Work

“I want to build a relationship with my students. I teach them how to play their instrument, but there is so much more to being in a band than just reading notes. I want to get to know them so I can motivate them to go beyond what they think they can do. Then they don’t know what’s hard. Being in a band teaches you life skills for everything.”

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“Chúc Mừng Năm Mới”

Like a typical new year’s celebration on December 31, Viet Tết (or the Vietnamese New Year) came in with a bang on January 27. At Parkview Elementary, the festivities took the form of children dancing with big yellow flowers, bright pink fans and multi-colored umbrellas.

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Trust your instincts

“Years ago my mentor and I lured more than 200 adult men and women into cars and vans for news shows across America. We never pulled a knife or gun, we lured every single one with a ‘good story.’”

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Movers and Shakers

About 175 people grooved to the music, got their swerve on and boogie-woogie-woogied at the 2017 Greater Keller Chamber’s Gala on Saturday, January 28. This year’s theme, “Dancing through the Decades” brought out a number of fun and eclectic costumes from days of proms gone by. The event was held in the D/FW Marriott Hotel and Golf Club’s Trinity Ballroom.

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Every rose has its thorns

The Keller Indianettes Drill Team was honored to open the Rose Parade on January 2nd. The crew of 57 girls was the very first set of performers behind the pace car. But with honor comes sacrifice. The team, celebrating their 50th year, had to be dressed and ready at 12:30 a.m. They left for Pasadena at 2 a.m., practiced outside with television crews from 3 to 5 a.m., ate breakfast and then headed to the parade area to set up at 7:30 a.m. The parade lasted from 8 - 10 a.m. About 100 family members also traveled to Pasadena for the event. No word on what the tired girls did after the performance.

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Saintly Stew

With its traditionally meat-and-potato centric dishes, there’s a perception that Irish cuisine can be bland and boring. Not so, says Central Market Southlake cooking school instructor Debra Stults, who recently traveled to Ireland and was impressed by the “foodie explosion,” she says.

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Best of both worlds

The problem: You enjoy camping, but your significant other does not. He or she likes the outdoors but has no interest in sleeping on the hard ground or hiking to the restroom when nature calls.

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Nurses with Sole

When Keller ISD registered nurses Deborah Gregor and Kathy Poulson picked up a brochure in 2006 at a conference, little did they know it would lead to one of the district’s most-successful annual fundraising events.

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A furry listener

On a chilly, dreary Sunday afternoon, families began lining up in the children’s area of the Keller Public Library for an afternoon activity with exciting, worthwhile perks.

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“Olive” You Too

When you think of local flavor, does olive oil come to mind? If not, it will soon. Locally owned and operated Grapevine Olive Oil Co. has just opened its third location. The Alliance Town Center shop carries a wide range of unique oils and vinegars from Texas, California and international small-batch producers. Shoppers can also find a selection of local coffee, spices and other specialty foods.

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Culinary Bypass

Eating healthier doesn’t mean giving up your favorite foods or sacrificing flavor. Making smart substitutions when cooking can help maintain a healthy heart and even establish long-term lifestyle changes, and it’s easier than many may think.

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Hot(cake) Romance

Boasting a Southern-inspired menu with a California twist, Seven Mile Café is brand new in Old Town Keller and already generating crowds for down-home dishes like biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, and vegan dishes like chipotle tofu eggs Benedict. Owned by husband-and-wife duo and California natives Josi and Kevin Kingele, the breakfast/lunch diner also doubles as a coffee shop with an espresso bar, featuring fresh-roasted beans shipped in weekly from Portland. Red velvet pancakes are popular on the menu. Make a stack with the recipe here and finish with cream cheese icing in the form a love note on top.

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It pays to have great ideas

The Keller ISD Education Foundation awarded 30 grants totaling almost $49,000 to 24 surprised educators across Keller ISD in December. These grants provide funding for projects that stimulate student creativity and expand the existing curriculum not covered by the normal operating budget. Winners were chosen from educator-submitted proposals. Education Foundation board members, KISD administrators and others joined in the “Grant Patrol” fun. See more “Grant Patrol” photos at www.facebook.com/Keller ISD Education Foundation.

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Spicing it up

Gentlemen, let’s be honest here (ladies, if you need a little help with romance, you can read on, too). We typically don’t knock it out of the park when it comes to planning a date night or, God forbid, a romantic getaway. Just the words “Valentine’s Day” makes many of us want to go live off the grid in a remote Alaskan cabin processing our own moose meat instead of trying to get last-minute dinner reservations or figuring out what perfume or bauble our lady desires.

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