addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Discover Hidden Dallas - Part 4 - 09/20/17 07:43 AM
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) participated in a tour of Dallas's "hidden gems" in and around the city.  On September 13, 2017, a few dozen Pacesetters boarded a tour bus, not knowing where we were headed. Only the tour leader - Jeanine, from Dallas By Chocolate,  had the itinerary. Even our Pacesetter coordinator, Deena Israel, didn't know where we were headed.
After the first stop, second stop, and third stop, we got to eat!
   
This little hole-in-the-wall taco joint is easy to miss unless you're looking for it and know where it is. Bon Appetit ranks Trompo Tacos as THE best tacos in the country. … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About Addison's Water Billing - 10/06/13 10:01 AM
Addison Pacesetters Learn About Addison's Water Billing.
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, in a double header with Battalion Fire Chief Chuck Taylor, Jose Miranda spoke to us. He's in the Finance Department. Here are some tidbits from his discussion and the Q & A session that followed:
Jose moved here from Mexico at the age of 26. He got his citizenship in 1999. He joined the Town of Addison in February, 2013. Part of … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About Addison's Fire Department - 10/06/13 08:46 AM
Addison Pacesetters Learn About Addison's Fire Department.
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Battalion Fire Chief Chuck Taylor spoke to us. Here are some tidbits from his discussion and the Q & A session that followed:
The Chief started in Addison in June, 1985. The relationships between the fire department and other Addison departments - like one big family (a family where everyone likes each other). If you need your blood pressure checked, you can … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Addison Finance Department at Dunn Bros. - 01/10/12 09:26 AM
Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Addison Finance Department at Dunn Bros.
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Jerry Lewandowski, a management analyst in Addison's Finance Department, spoke to us.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Jerry's presentation:
He has worked in Addison's Finance Department for 5 1/2 years He's a former Marine Sgt. Jerry started out as an accounts payable clerk, moved to cash receipting, then to Utilities Billing As a management analyst, he is … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Visitor Services Department at Dunn Bros. - 12/12/11 01:32 PM
Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Visitor Services Department at Dunn Bros.
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Bob Phillips, Director of the Visitor Services Department, spoke to us.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Bob's presentation:
Bob has been in the tourism business his whole life. His family owned Aquarena Springs in San Marcos. There was a famous diving pig working there with Bob. Bob oversees the Addison Conference Centre and the Visit Addison facility. … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Parks & Recreation Department at Dunn Bros. - 11/05/11 02:15 AM
Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Parks & Recreation Department at Dunn Bros.
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Slade Strickland, Director of the Parks & Recreation Department, spoke to us.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Slade's presentation:
Slade has worked for the Town of Addison for 30 years. The Belt Line Road revitalization project is nearing completion. There will be a drip irrigation system for watering the plants and new lighting fixtures. The new … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Town's Environmental Health Department at Dunn Bros. - 10/06/11 08:34 AM
Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Town's Environmental Health Department at Dunn Bros.
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Tim Hastings, Environmental Health Specialist, spoke to us.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Tim's presentation:
Tim has worked for the Town of Addison for 11 years as part of the 2-man Environmental Health Department (Neil Gayden is the other half of the department). Tim and Neil inspect all the restaurants and food service facilities in Addison. … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Howdy Big Tex! The Addison Pacesetters Are Coming to See You at the State Fair of Texas - 09/28/11 02:16 AM
Howdy Big Tex! The Addison Pacesetters Are Coming to See You at the State Fair of Texas.
The great State Fair of Texas opens this weekend in Dallas for the 2011 run and Big Tex will be there to greet the Addison Pacesetters, a group of Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age.
We're going "green" this year and taking the Dart train to the fairgrounds. Meet at the ticket booth at the Beltline/Downtown Carrollton station on Thursday, October 13th, no later than 9:30 am and we'll ride the train downtown together. The return is scheduled for 3:00 pm.

Reserve … (3 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About Our New Elementary School at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse - 08/16/11 05:17 AM
Addison Pacesetters Learn About Our New Elementary School at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse.
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Neil Hewitt, Treasurer of the PTA at the new George H. W. Bush Elementary School, spoke to us.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Neil's presentation:
Bush Elementary opens August 22, 2011 at 7:50 am. There is a dual immersion program Spanish & English 22 children per classroom: 11 Spanish speaking & 11 English speaking half … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: The Buck Starts Here - 07/14/11 01:57 AM
The Buck Starts Here.
Addison, Texas Pacesetters visited the Federal Bureau of Engraving in Fort Worth last week and we got to watch money being made.  Their slogan is "the buck starts here" and it also starts in a facility in the Washington D.C. area. These are the only two places where the U.S. currency is printed. 
Security is tight, and no cameras or cell phones are allowed in the building, so I can't show you pictures of the inside of the facility.
In addition to the tour, there is a 2-level museum and a gift shop.  The facility is huge … (4 comments)

addison pacesetters: The Town Building Inspector Said What?????? - 07/09/11 11:38 AM
Bruce Hopewell, one of the two Building Inspectors for the Town of Addison, spoke to the Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) on Wednesday, and everyone was surprised by what he had to say.  The Pacesetters meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison through employees who work in various departments. This month, Bruce told us about building permits and inspections of residential properties.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Bruce's presentation:
A permit is required if you're having your roof replaced! This came … (4 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Hear From Our New Mayor at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse - 06/06/11 01:28 PM
Addison Pacesetters Hear From Our New Mayor at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse.
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Todd Meier, Addison's new Mayor, spoke to us.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Mayor Meier's presentation:
This was the Mayor's first public speech in his capacity as Mayor. He was sworn in last  Tuesday. Communicating and connecting with Addison neighbors is a priority. He walked across Addison and knocked on 2,684 doors (those who voted in … (2 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Dine at Flavors - 05/16/11 02:12 AM
Addison Pacesetters Dine at Flavors.
There's always something to do in Addison, Texas, especially if you're a resident 50+ years of age.  Addison Pacesetters have a full schedule of activities. If you're a member of the Addison Athletic Club, you get the quarterly Accolade newsletter and the events are listed there.
Once a month, the Pacesetters meet for lunch in one of Addison's many restaurants. This month, we met at Flavors on Belt Line Road, across from Sam's Club.  For the long-time Addison residents, this is the former location of the Cafe Express restaurant.
The Indian food was served buffet style … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About Our New Animal Control Officer at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse - 05/07/11 12:12 AM
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Kevin Kimbrell, the new Animal Control Officer, spoke to us.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Kevin's presentation.
Kevin's background is in pest control and wildlife managment He worked for the Town of Addison at the conference center on a part time basis before applying for the Animal Control vacany last November The function of animal control is moving soon from the Public Works Department to the Police … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Dart to Dallas - 04/21/11 02:44 PM
Addison Pacesetters are residents of Addison, Texas, who are 50+ years young.  Today, a group of approximately 30 Pacesetters learned about the DART "Green Line" that connects Carrollton, Texas to the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas, and then  hopped on board the train and rode downtown.
In the first part of the day's adventure, Bridgette Donaldson of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Education Outreach Program spoke to the Pacesetters at the Addison Athletic Club. She told us that the Green Line, the longest light rail expansion project in North America (28 miles), opened in December 2010. She showed us how … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About Our Deputy Town Manager at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse - 04/06/11 03:28 PM
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Lea Dunn, Deputy Town Manager, spoke to us.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Lea's presentation.
15 years ago this week, Lea began working for the Town of Addison (happy anniversary, Lea!) Lea grew up in Austin and earned a graduate degree at the LBJ School of Public Affairs Her first job was with the Dallas Area Agency on Aging She then worked as Garland's Director of Aging … (4 comments)

addison pacesetters: Ice Cream Anyone? - 03/06/11 01:13 PM
Ice Cream Anyone?
The Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age), have a trip to Brenham and College Station planned.  The 2 day + overnight event, conducted by Heritage Tours, is scheduled for April 12-13, 2011.  This should be peak season for wildflower spotting.  Highlights of the trip will include:
Lunch at the Bread Basket Cafe in Brenham A stop at the Blue Bell Creamery for dessert (yum!) Tour of Brenham with local historian Wine tasting at the Pleasant Hill Winery Private dinner and cutting horse show at Nueces Canyon Equestrian Center Overnight accomodations at the Hampton Inn Private … (3 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About Seniors Helping Seniors at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse - 03/06/11 03:19 AM
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Greg Dodd, owner of Seniors Helping Seniors, spoke to us about his company.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Greg's presentation.
Greg and his wife, Katie, are owners of the local Seniors Helping Seniors franchise. The company was started ub Pennsylvania in 1998. There are over 100 franchises. Seniors are considered those 50 years and older. Seniors are active, compassionate, and dependable. The company provides in-home non-medical services including: … (0 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About the Public Works Department at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse - 01/05/11 11:09 AM
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Allison Ream, the assistant to the Director of the Addison Public Works Department, spoke to us about her role in the Town of Addison.  
Here are some interesting tidbits from Allison's presentation.
She worked as an intern in Addison while in grad school getting her Masters in Public Administration The Public Works Department is responsible for utilities, streets and engineering Her responsibilities include processing purchase orders, tracking expenditures, project … (2 comments)

addison pacesetters: Addison Pacesetters Learn About Addison Restaurants at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse - 12/04/10 09:32 AM
Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Neil Gayden, Addison's Environmental Services Offical, spoke to us about comings and goings for Addison's restaurants.  
Here are some interesting tidbits from Neil's presentation.
Fast food and high end restaurants are doing well Casual dining sector is a little off Restauranteurs are resiliant and innovative; good at retention of existing customers New Openings in Addison:
Buttons (where Sambuca used to be) - Pacesetters will be having lunch there in … (4 comments)

 
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