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Posts from April 2020

Throwback Thursday - Land for Sale

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at how one of the first groups of people came to live in Irving. The story begins a very long time ago, way back in 1902. After the story, you can have fun putting a puzzle of the Lot Sale together. It's a painting by a Western artist named Guy Deel that gives us an idea of what the Irving "Lot Sale" could've been like. Simply click on the image of the painting below to solve the puzzle online. Now let's get

It's #TakeoutTuesday In Irving - April 28

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

We are fortunate there are so many restaurants to visit in Irving. #TakeoutTuesday has us heading north along 635 Hwy This foodie strip is quickly becoming known as a restaurant row serving extraordinary brunch items, hearty lunches, and mouth-watering dinners that will be a highlight of your day. Go for takeout and start planning to add these stops to your rotation.    

Let's Get Crafty: Plain Weaving Tutorial

Monday, April 27, 2020 2:00 PM by Kim Black

We’re changing it up a little bit, and “weaving” a fun at-home art project into the blog. Meet Kim Black, an art teacher at Visit Irving’s adopted school, Thomas Haley Elementary. Follow along as she provides instruction on how to do a simple weaving with the kiddos. 

Netflix & Staff Picks

Saturday, April 25, 2020 8:00 AM by Carol Stoddard


There’s nothing like a good movie to draw your mind away from current events. Now that most of us are working from home, it’s especially important to break away at the end of the day. Ordinarily, that would include shutting down our desk, leaving the office and heading home. But now our office IS our home.

Perhaps you've borrowed a corner of the dining room table, or maybe you're lucky enough to have a spare room. Nevertheless, I'm guessing that your work pulls you back in to "the office" even after

#FoodieFriday: Food For Thought

Friday, April 24, 2020 10:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

Earth Day (April 22) is a time to reflect on how our personal choices affect the planet. It also provides that extra push we all need to make resolutions that lighten our ecological footprint all year long. If you’re anything like me, you automatically think of recycling at home, using refillable water bottles and reusable grocery totes. But your eating habits impact the planet more than you probably know. 

Throwback Thursday - Irving's Train Story

Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at how the railroad played an important part in Irving's history. After the story, you can have fun with the Irving Train Depot activity page. Simply click on the image below to print it out. The answers to each activity page will appear in subsequent blogs. So let's get started!

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if there were no cars? How would you get to the store? And what if there were no

What on Earth are you Doing for Earth Day?

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

15 EASY Ways to Honor the Earth Today and Every Day: Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environmental movement. Since 1970, people from all over the world have gathered each year to mark the day. In light of COVID-19, getting together today may not be an option. But that’s okay. You can still celebrate our beautiful planet and learn ways to be active in taking care of it.

Irving Dine-Around Bingo

Monday, April 20, 2020 9:00 AM by Kayla Mansour

With the need to support our local restaurants during this time, it’s never been so rewarding to order takeout! Now, you can support those serving your yummy eats AND win a game! Welcome to the Dine-Around Bingo in Irving! 

#FoodieFriday: Cocktail Kits & Quarantini’s

Friday, April 17, 2020 10:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

Welcome to Groundhog Day! #FoodieFriday can feel just like #PandeManicMonday - and all the days in between -  while we’re all sheltered at home with our “mixing and mingling” on hold. But there’s no reason we can’t raise a glass and get social virtually by connecting with our favorite peeps over a cocktail or mocktail.