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FRI Community Connection Challenge Grant Update

WOW! I am thrilled to report that FRI has received a total of $9,102 in contributions, memberships and donations from 47 challenge participants since February 11! Our goal is to meet our $15,000 challenge by June 15th and we are now more than half-way there. Thanks so much to State Representative Eric Johnson for his Founder’s Circle membership of $1,000 that has been applied to this...

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Heroes House Ribbon Cutting

On May 16th the Ferguson Road Initiative was proud to welcome Heroes House to our community located in the White Rock Hills area. A robust crowd of veterans, community leaders and residents gathered to celebrate the refurbished development at 2122 Highland Road. The public/private funded supportive housing development consisting of 31-units of one, and two bedroom garden-style apartments was...

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Thanks to our Founder’s Circle Members

FRI is indebted to our Founder’s Circle Members. Without the support of our Founder’s Circle and Community Connection members our work would be impossible. Ferguson Road Initiative Community Connection Founder’s Circle As of 5/2014 $5,000 a year for 3 years Biomat Grifols $2,500 a year for 3 years Laura Berry Boeckman Lone Star Credit Union Larry & Sue Ingram, McDonalds Wolcott...

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New Ordinance Governing Door-to-Door Solicitation

The City of Dallas recently passed a new city ordinance regarding door to door solicitation. As of January 22, 2014, any individual or company wishing to solicit door to door will be required to obtain a solicitors permit from the City of Dallas. The Solicitation Permit will allow soliciting between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to sunset, Monday through Saturday; except on major Holidays. At no time...

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Water Restrictions for the City of Dallas

Did you know Dallas has a year round watering restriction? Watering landscaped areas with an automatic sprinkler sys­tem or a hose-end sprinkler is restricted to twice per week per the schedule mentioned below. The new Conservation Ordinance requirement for maximum twice-weekly watering went into effect on April 23, 2012 and is a pro-active water conservation measure. The intent is to help...

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FRI Community Connection Challenge Grant

Dear Friends of FRI: As you know, in 2013 the FRI Board of Directors committed to focus on bringing a Regional Recreation Wellness Center to far East Dallas that will serve everyone. We established a five-step plan to accomplish this goal: 1) Obtain the property; 2) Identify potential partners; 3) Determine the needs and desires of the community; 4) explore interim uses for the property; and 5)...

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FRI Regional Recreation Wellness Center

FRI is now 100% focused on the building of the first Regional Recreation Wellness Center (CENTER) in the City of Dallas. We have just secured a partnership with the Dallas Arboretum that will allow them to use the land for the CENTER site on an interim use for 5 years (or longer) for their Horticulture Center. Planning has begun for a fall celebration of this partnership and to officially...

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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer to be a Reading Partner!  Give back to your community – today! Reading Partners has over 30 students at Bayles Elementary who need one-on-one literacy support and are waiting for a volunteer.  Volunteering with Reading Partners is easy and convenient: We ask for a minimum commitment of 1 hour per week and provide all materials, training, and ongoing support for our...

Grand Prize Winners of FRI’s Beautiful Possibilities Essay Contest

Congratulations to our Grand Prize winners! The purpose of the contest was to engage our neighborhood kids in the design and programs for our center. Beautiful Possibilities was generously underwritten by Residential Reservices with help from Nexus Recovery Center and The Bike Shop. Winners: Amaya Joe, Bayles Elementary School Roberto Carrillo, Casa View Elementary...

Economic Development Fair and Townhall Meeting

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m. White Rock Hills Branch Library 9150 Ferguson Road Featuring new Dallas City Manager, A. C. Gonzalez. FRI has invited the Dallas Arboretum, Lincoln Properties, Doctors Hospital, YMCA (White Rock Branch) along with other new businesses in the East Dallas area to talk one-on-one with the community about their projects, services and...

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