McKinney November 2020





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FROMVICKI: While our gatherings may be smaller, socially distanced or virtual, the holiday season is still the perfect time to reconnect with what matters most: kindness, community and quality time with the people we love. I also hope everyone has a chance to unplug from digital devices, cozy up with a cup of co ! ee and enjoy this latest issue of Community Impact Newspaper . Thank you for reading and trusting us to bring you local news all year long. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Vicki Chen, GENERALMANAGER

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FROMMIRANDA: In this issue of Community Impact Newspaper , we dive into the city of McKinney’s mission to preserve the declining monarch butter " y population. The city has commissioned oversized monarch sculptures and placed them around the downtown area. Our story provides a map (see Page 12) so you can go see the sculptures for yourself. You can also learn more about other ways the city is raising awareness for monarch butter " y preservation e ! orts. Miranda Jaimes, EDITOR

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CORRECTION: Volume 6, Issue 7, Page 10 A story titled “Heritage Village at Chestnut Square Facilities” should have said that The Johnson House had received renovations since it was purchased in the 1980s.

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