July 2017 Around Town

Ridglea Hills Inaugural 
Independence Day Parade

The Ridglea Hills Neighborhood Association is excited to announce its Inaugural Independence Day Parade to be held on Sat July 1st at 10 am. We encourage businesses, non-profits, clubs and organizations to participate! Please visit the website for parade route and entry form, www.ridgleahills.com. Questions should be sent to ridgleahillsna@gmail.com The parade route will be the Clayton Road loop.

Storefront Improvement 
Business Grant

The Benbrook Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) supports our local business community. We work to retain and support existing businesses, while also targeting efforts to recruit new business, based on the needs and desires of our community. BEDC’s mission is to Build a Better Benbrook and improve quality-of-life by fostering quality business growth and economic vitality, supporting existing businesses, recruiting and encouraging new commercial endeavors, and making strategic and visible investments in projects that support business development in Benbrook. BEDC’s strategic principles guide our efforts to welcome, support, and recruit desirable, quality business development today, with an eye toward robust future economic development.

In support of existing businesses, with preference to those located along the Benbrook Boulevard/US 377 highway corridor, and to enhance the overall physical appearance and commercial appeal of Benbrook, BEDC is offering a matching fund reimbursement grant, the STOREFRONT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, to eligible businesses who wish to improve building façades or other exterior features of existing commercial buildings. The Storefront Improvement Program offers a 50% matching grant, not to exceed $20,000, for costs associated with approved eligible improvements. Call the Benbrook EDC at (817) 249-6990 or visit BenbrookEDC.com for more information.

Protein Fit Kitchen 
coming to Southlake

Protein Fit Kitchen is planning an early July opening at 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., #390, in the Park Village Shopping Center in Southlake, TX. This unique concept will offer chef prepared, nutritionally balanced, protein-rich meals, snacks, mylkshakes (made with nut milk) and tonics to support today’s active lifestyles and improve health and overall fitness through proper meal choices. Protein will be open 7 days from 7a – 7p. Chef Kalen Jane will serve as Executive Chef and General Manager. www.proteinfitkitchen.com. Chef Kalen was formerly Chef de Cuisine at Tillman’s Roadhouse, which later became FW Market + Table

Meals on Wheels

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County will host two volunteer training sessions for those interested in volunteering for their Home-Delivered Meals program. Meals On Wheels volunteers deliver over 3,700 meals each weekday. With more than 220 meal routes, it takes an army of caring, compassionate people to help ensure that their homebound elderly and disabled clients don’t go hungry. Volunteering is easy and takes just one hour between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.Volunteers typically deliver meals one day per week, Monday-Friday. If you do not have one hour to give each week, consider being a substitute delivery person and fill in occasionally as regular volunteers take vacation. The training sessions will take place on July 12 and 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the new Meals On Wheels headquarters located at 5740 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76117. The one-and-a-half-hour training covers everything you need to know about volunteering with Meals On Wheels. To secure your space, please contact Nedra Cutler, VP of Volunteer Services at 817-258-6426 or email Nedra@mealsonwheels.org. A background check is required prior to training. Individual and group opportunities are available.

FWSO Grows Conducting Staff

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya are delighted to announce the addition of two new conductors to the FWSO conducting staff. Columbian conductor Alejandro Gómez Guillén, artistic director and conductor of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in Indiana, is to be the new Associate Conductor, and Jacob Joyce, currently cover conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, will serve in the new role of Conducting Fellow.

As the Associate Conductor, Guillén will lead the orchestras in many of the community and regional touring concerts that take place outside of Bass Performance Hall. He succeeds current associate conductor Daniel Black, who has been with the FWSO since 2014. As Conducting Fellow, Joyce will serve as assistant to Miguel Harth-Bedoya and conduct some of the education and community concerts.

“We are delighted to welcome these two exceptional musicians to our family,” said Miguel Harth-Bedoya. “I am looking forward to working with them and continuing to develop the artistry of our orchestra in the years to come.”

Guillén and Joyce will begin at the start of the 2017-2018 season.

It’s not too late to be summer ready!

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