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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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As one of my neighbors is fond of saying "Silly season is upon us." Addison residents will choose a Mayor and four town council members on May 9, 2009 (early voting runs from April 27 til May 5).  Three candidates are vying for Mayor: incumbent Joe Chow, seeking a 3rd term; former council member Todd Meier, who stepped down from his council seat to run for Mayor; and newcomer Tamara Whitman, who appeared before the Council in November, 2008 to voice concerns about voting in the bond election. Two candidates are running to fill an un-expired term for one year.  Kimberly Lay was appointed to fill the seat left vacant by Dennis Kraft's untimely death and she is one of the two candidates running.  Her opponent, Fan Benno-Caris, has received some local and national news media coverage becaus...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Addison Pacesetters (the 50+ group) meet the first Wednesay of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Beltline Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Ms. Stacy Love, Volunteer Coordinator, spoke to us. Here are some interesting tidbits from her presentation: All volunteer opportunities are posted on the Town of Addison website.  If you are interested in volunteering, look for good fits for your abilities. When you volunteer, make sure to log your hours!  There will be recognition events and parties for volunteers. Current volunteers do everything from "normal" activities like filing to "unusual" activities, like painting fire hydrants. If you would like to volunteer (Taste Addison is coming up!), contact Stacy Love at:slove@addisontx.govor972-450-2874  
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Twenty five homes came on the market in Addison, TX in February, 2009 (up from 19 last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 40 that have been on the market for more than a month.  Now is the time to buy!  If you are looking for an Addison home, call me!  Now is also the time to sell, while  inventory is still low! New Addison Listings: February 2009 Subdivision Street Sq Ft Bed/Bath/Gar Price CONDOS         Aventura Addison Circle 1812 2/2/2 $259,900 Aventura Addison Circle 1855 2/2/2 $259,900 Aventura Addison Circle 1957 3/2/2 $284,900 Valley of Bent Tree Ledgemont 978 2/1 ½/0 $104,900 DUPLEXES         Midway Meadows Sopras 2143 3/2 ½ /2 $217,500 TOWNHOUSES         District A Morris 1682 2/2 ½/2 $275,000 District A Quorum 2185 3/3/2 $360,500 Stanford Court Stanford...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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It seems like we're barely past the November presidential election and here we are again at the start of another campaign season.  Municipal elections in Addison are May 9th, with early voting from April 27th through May 5th.  Today was the first day to file to run for office.  Mayor Joe Chow has not yet filed but is expected to run for a third term.  He will be challenged by Todd Meier who resigned from his Town Council seat to run. In the Council race, 4 seats are open.  Dennis Kraft's untimely death created one of the openings.  Kimberly Lay was appointed to fill his unexpired term and is expected to run as the incumbent for that seat.    Two current council members are barred from running due to term limits.  They are Greg Hirsch and Jimmy Niemann. The other seat is the one vacated ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Addison Pacesetters (the 50+ group) meet the first Wednesay of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Beltline Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Mr. Matt McCombs, Management Analyst in the Finance Department, spoke to us. Here are some interesting tidbits from his presentation: Matt assists with the budget and with purchasing.  His daily task include coordination and advertising of bids to ensure the bids are competitive.  He makes sure that purchasing order requirements are met.  He does strategic analysis of budget use. And he helps the town's departments to make sure they have all the resources they need. Matt distributed copies of Urban Renaissance, the 2008-2009 Town of Addison Annual Budget Book.   This book contains a wealth of information in an easy to read...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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It's healthy, it's tasty, and it's wallet-friendly!  Pho Que Huong Noodle & Grill at 4826 Beltline Road, Addison TX serves up delicious Vietnamese cuisine! The manager, John Le, and his staff were friendly and service oriented when I dined there last night with a friend, the first time there for each of us.  The menu has more than just noodle soup.  In addition to the 17 kinds of beef noodle soup, you can select from 16 soup bowls, 7 kinds of stir fry, 11 types of vermicelli, 5 fried rice options, 4 sub-sandwiches, and 12 rice plates.  We shared a Shrimp Spring Roll appetizer, I had the Grilled Beef Trio, and my friend ordered the Grilled Chicken & Shrimp Vermicelli.  Everything was nutritious and delicious. If you're in the mood for a Vietnamese meal, check out Pho Que Huong at the cor...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Nineteen homes came on the market in Addison, TX in January, 2009 (up from 7 last month). In addition to the homes below, there are another 34 that have been on the market for more than a month.  Now is the time to buy!  If you are looking for an Addison home, call me!  Now is also the time to sell, since inventory is still low! New Addison Listings: January 2009 Subdivision Street Sq Ft Bed/Bath/Gar Price CONDOS Aventura Addison Circle 1905 2/2/2 $325,000 Aventura Addison Circle 2384 2/2 ½/2 $650,000 Valley of Bent Tree Ledgemont 739 1/1/0 $78,900 DUPLEXES Midway Meadows Sopras 1823 3/2 ½ /2 $220,000 TOWNHOUSES District A Quorum 1965 2/2 ½/2 $320,000 District A Quorum 2105 3/3/2 $339,500 Stanford Court Stanford 2360 3/3/2 $529,000 Towne Lake Town Lake 2302 3/2 ½/2 $345,000 Townhomes Ad...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Were you at TASTE ADDISON 2008?  If so, you attended a multiple award winning event! TASTE ADDISON was awarded with a Silver Grand Pinnacle for events in the $250,000 to $749,999 category. This award recognizes the best overall event, with emphasis on categories such as: Purpose & Mission, Attendance, Staffing & Volunteer Programs, Promotional & Marketing Campaigns, Media Outreach, Sponsor Program and Community Outreach Programs.  The award was bestowed during the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA) Pinnacle Awards ceremony held at the IFEA's convention. 2008 TASTE ADDISON also won a silver award at Texas Festival & Event Association convention for two categories including: Best Children's Programming: Pinkalicious the Musical and Best Press/Media Kit. Way to go, Addison!...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Burgers and fries, burgers and fries!  That's what on the menu at Mooyah, located on the north east corner of Beltline Road and Montfort Drive in Addison.  Their burgers are made with 100% fresh, lean American beef and contain no additives, fillers or preservatives.  They never freeze the beef.  The buns are baked fresh, daily. And top off your burger with over 20 FREE toppings! Just the facts: Manager Josh Tibbetts, assistant manager Cary Watson Open 7 days a week, from 11 am til 10 pm.  Address: 5225 Beltline Rd. #254, Addison TX Phone: 972-661-3114 Fax: 972-661-8667 Online: mooyah.com Stop by for lunch or dinner and tell them you read about them here! P.S.    Mooyah will be opening in Little Elm on March 1st.
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Stop by the Addison Conference Centre on Thursday, February 12, 200 between 11 am and 5 pm where the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Building Business Expo.  This event is open to the public at no charge.  Sixty area companies will sponsor booths to promote their businesses.  Where: 15650 Addison RoadWhen: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, February 12Cost: FREE! Exhibits will be followed by a networking reception, hosted by Capital One Bank, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sponsors: Capital One Bank Town of Addison Dallas Business Journal Southwest Office Systems This is a fun event where you can learn about local businesses.  If the past is any indication, there will be door prizes, give-aways and food!  See you there!
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Lynn Spruill was Addison's Mayor from 1988 to 1992. Now a city park in the Fairfield development in the Addison Circle area will be named for the former Mayor.  The Town Council recently authorized the start of construction, scheduled to begin in mid-February. The park will cover 1.57 acres and will have a pavillion structure, benches, special paving, a drinking fountain, lighting, landscaping and irrigation.  The following streets will bound the park: Morris, Ringo, Artist Way, and Goodman. The estimated completion date is early May, just in time for summer!
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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If you live in one of the single family homes in the Midway Meadows subdivision in Addison, Texas here's a heads up for you: After a successful National Night Out party in the fall, the committe is back at work planning the next block party.  Put Sunday, April 19th on your calendars, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (or until we get kicked out of Dome Park). We're working on a plan for food (thank you in advance to the Secchi family, owners of Ferrari's Italian Villa in Addison and in Grapevine), entertainment, drinks, and the "get to know your neighbors" aspect of the event. Watch this space for updates on the Midway Meadows block party. If you'd like to own a home in the Midway Meadows subdivision, call me!  There is currently only one home in the subdivision on the market, with another coming in a ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
If you resolved to get in shape this year, here's your opportunity at the Addison Athletic Club in Addison, Texas.  Spinning classes! There are only 10 bikes available and you must reserve 24 hours in advance, one class at a time. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 amTuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 pm The cost is $2/class for seniors (50+), $4/class for all others. The Addison Athletic Club is located at 3900Beltway Drive, Addison TX  75001.  972-450-7048.  The club is open to Addison residents and Town of Addison employees only.  Proof of residency is required.
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
The 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, a four-hour American Heart Association course is offered at the Town of Addison Fire Department Fire Station 1 (4798 Airport Parkway, Addison TX).  The course is FREE, but a $15 textbook is required.  When is the last time you brushed up on your CPR skills?  Is it time to sign up?
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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Here's an activity for the whole family, guaranteed to bounce your winter blues away.  The Town of Addison will have bounce houses and inflatable slides to play on at the Addison Athletic Club, on Saturday, January 24th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per person.  Please call the club (972-450-7048), or stop by the facility at 3900 Beltway Drive to let them know you plan to attend. 
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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If it is your routine to start the day with a visit to the Addison Athletic Club to work out, take a swim, play some racquetball, or stretch in the yoga room, here's a news flash for you: the facility will open at 5:30 am instead of 6:00 on weekdays!  Weekend opening times and all closing times remain the same. Monday - Thursday       5:30 am -10:00 pmFriday                          5:30 am - 8:00 pmSaturday                      8:00 am - 8:00 pmSunday                        1:00 pm 0 6:00 pm  
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Red, white and blue cheesecake?  You bet!  In honor of Inauguration Day (Tuesday, January 20, 2009), Ferrari's Italian Villa in Addison, Texas is offering all patrons this complimentary dessert with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entree. Lunch hours: 11:00 am - 2:00 pmDinner hours: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Ferrari's Villa14831 Midway Rd.Addison, TX 75001 972-980-9898Fax: 972-980-9903
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
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The Town of Addison is having a coat drive*.   Drop off your new, or gently used coats at the Addison Athletic Club  by January 14 (Wednesday).   We all have coats that we no longer want - so let's put them to a good use.  You have until Wednesday, January 14 to donate them - they will be taken to Metrocrest Social Services.   *This coat drive is a part of a Metrocrest Challenge competition that is going on.  Let's all pitch in to help the Town of Addison Employees in this contest.
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Addison Pacesetters (the 50+ group) meet the first Wednesay of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Beltline Road and learn about the Town of Addison.  This month, Mr. Robin Jones, head of the Addison Streets Department, part of Public Works, spoke to us. Here are some interesting tidbits from his presentation: There are approximately 1675 single family residence homes in Addison 150 public streets 35 intersections with traffic signals approximately 2300 street signs The streets department is responsible for garbage collection, recycling, street lighting (but not in the parks), storm drainage and hazardous waste. It would cost $78 million to replace the 150 public streets in town. Street sweeping is contracted out. Town employees patrol on Mondays and Tuesdays looking for bulk trash ...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(HomeSmart Stars)
Congratulations to Kimberly Lay, recently appointed to fill the unexpired term left vacant by the passing of Dennis Kraft.  She has resided in Addison since 2006 and is a graduate of the Town of Addison Citizen Academy (2006) and of Leadership Metrocrest (Class XVII). Kimberly works for Conrow Company Commercial Real Estate and focuses on tenant representation and land development. Ms. Lay volunteered on the Town of Addison's Business Development Citizens Advisory Committee (2006-2007) and served as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner (2007-2008).
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