When I started this blog, there was very little interactive content for McKinney on the web that I could find. Ted Jernigan had founded a Fan Page for McKinney but the City wasn’t on Facebook yet. Town Square Buzz didn’t exist yet. Most of the downtown merchants didn’t have any kind of web presence.
Boy, has that changed. McKinney is wired now. Most of the merchants downtown now at least have Facebook page. Some are on Twitter. Several sell through their websites on-line. Not only does the City have several very active presences on Facebook, they have a very good cell phone app and their very own blog. (If you haven’t downloaded the cell phone app, definitely check it out. They have an AMAZING list of things to do on there.)
I used to try to keep up with what events were coming up but I really don’t do that so much anymore. The City just does a fantastic job. They’ve pretty much got every McKinney activity listed on their recent post “Happy Fall, Y’all” but here are a couple of things going on downtown soon that didn’t make the list:
October 8th – Kitchenwares on the Square, a new store on Kentucky Street, will have a pumpkin carving demonstration at 11:30.
October 13th, Gather in McKinney’s 1-Year Anniversary – I don’t have much in the way of details but the owner at Unique Unique that houses in Gather in Downtown McKinney told me that they would have neat things planned all day.
November 5th from 1 to 5:30 PM – PARANORMAL LECTURE
The Texas Paranormal Advanced Research Team (TexPART) will be hosting an educational conference at the McKinney Performing Arts Center on the following topics:
- Near Death Experiences by Jan Holden, Ed.D, Professor of Counseling, UNT
- The Fourth Hypothesis by Timothy Barth, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology,TCU
- Foundations of Parapsychology by Michael John Weaver, M.S., Director of Texas Parapsychology Society
- “Do We Survive” by Marcel Cairo, Afterlife Medium
- “Apparitions Unveiled: Real Research on Apparitional Experiences” by Ty Phillips, MBA, TexPART Investigator
Scrappy Chic Boutique has a “For Rent” sign up in their window, so keep an eye out for sales. Their lease is up at the end of November but they will stay on through Christmas if the space remains available.
There’s a sign up in the window of the old Smith Drug’s store. It looks like we are getting a new candy store on the square! The sign says Goodie’s Chocolate, Candies, Toys and Gifts will be coming soon.
There’s also a sign up over the door on the old bank building on the corner of Tennessee and Virginia where And The Party Never Ends used to be. The sign says Barron’s Estate Jewelry will be opening sometime in October. At least, I think that’s the business name. I did a search for them and found a business by that name down in Plano but no web site. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I’ll be out of town Wednesday through Friday, but I’ll be downtown this weekend for at least some of Second Saturday. The Old Red Lumberyard sale is on for this weekend.
Until next time,