August 12, 2006

Juice It Up!

Support our local retail! Let’s give Juice It Up a nice big Texas welcome and let the retailer know that it made the right decision by choosing our area as the first location to open in Texas. If you like Jamba Juice, then you will love Juice It Up! Stop by and check it out! The store is open, but there will be a grand opening celebration on Saturday, September 16th. For more information please read the press release below.

Exotic and Nutritious Smoothies and Juices Now Available in Dallas

(Dallas, TX)--- On August 2nd Juice It Up! opened their first Texas location at 7215 Skillman Street in the redeveloped Kingsley Square in Lake Highlands. Juice It Up! specializes in the “Southern California style” juice bar and has positioned itself among the top three leaders in the smoothie industry with blended-to-order fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices and other beverages served in an energetic, family-friendly environment.
Juice It Up! blended smoothies are among the best tasting in the industry. Co-founder Larry Sidoti developed Juice It Up!’s original smoothie recipes and blanches at the notion that it’s hard to differentiate between the smoothies of various concepts.
Indeed, consumers do notice a difference. Juice It Up! smoothie blends are consistently voted “best tasting” in blind taste tests among the top smoothie and juice bar chains. Juice It Up! smoothies contain up to five servings of individually quick-frozen fresh fruit as opposed to purees or artificial sweeteners used by some smoothie concepts. Juice It Up! also has its own proprietary fruit juice blends along with custom yogurts and sherbets.
Juice It Up! features 22 traditional and distinctive smoothies from Mango Mania (mango, banana and strawberries) to Chai Tea (richly spiced or vanilla Chai Tea, banana and non-fat yogurt). The expansive menu includes meal-replacement power shakes, nectars, non-dairy coolers, hot teas and cocoas and organic coffees. Juice It Up! smoothies come in three sizes: 16 ounces ($3.45 average cost), 24 ounces ($3.95) and 32 ounces ($4.95).

In 2005, Juice It Up! introduced Healthy Way fresh-squeezed juices to give its customers an easy and delicious way to gain the recommended “5-a-day” serving of fruits and vegetables. The six selections include such varieties as Applemint (apples, ginger, lemon and mint), Fruitastic (apples, grapes, lemon) and the Rejuvenator (carrots, cucumbers, beets).
Juicing not only provides a simple way for individuals to get their daily serving of “good-for-you” foods but juicing promotes wellness and longevity by unlocking the proteins, vitamins and minerals of fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium and antioxidants.

In celebration of the new opening, there will be grand opening festivities at the Dallas location on Saturday, September 16th from 11 am to 3 pm. To add to the already vibrant atmosphere there will be free samples, giveaways, balloons, live music and an appearance by Bill Blaydes.

Juice it up is located at 7215 Skillman St. Suite 322 Dallas TX 75231 Website:

August 11, 2006

Budget Town Hall Meeting

Councilmember Bill Blaydes invites you to attend a

Budget Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday August 22, 2006

7 - 9 PM

Lake Highlands High School
Student Center
9449 Church Road


2006-07 City Manager's Recommended Budget

Seating is Limited

August 9, 2006

LHAIA August 21 Meeting

Lake Highlands Area Improvement Association
Genera Membership Meeting

Monday, August 21st

7:00 pm

Lake Highlands Freshman Center Auditorium

Join us and special guest speakers

Sally Rodriguez, Dallas Parks and Recreation Department
“National CCC Celebration at Flag Pole Hill: Its History and Impact on LH”

Denton Walker, Trammell Crow
“Timbercreek Apartment Update”

New Recycling Carts - Register Now

Neighbors can sign up for a recycling bin at Instead of using blue trash bags, the city is providing large blue rolling bins to put all recyclables in. The bins will be delivered between November and December and the city will begin the program in January 2007. In order to receive a bin, you must sign up with the city.

August 7, 2006

Dallas Street Topper Program Rules

These street topper signs do not have anything to do with public safety and mobility, the City is not responsible for the sign installation and maintenance.

The Department of Public Works and Transportation, however, will review these signs and their intended locations prior to their installation, to insure that they will not impede any public safety. Dimension of the topper sign cannot be larger than 24" x 9". No sign topper will be allowed to mount on the traffic signal mast arm.

Alex Wong, Senior Program Manager (214-670-4654), Traffic Field Operations (3204 Canton Street), Public Works and Transportation, is the contact person.

Upon request from the neighborhood association, a cost estimate for the fabrication and installation of these signs or installation only (if signs are fabricated elsewhere) by City Forces based on overtime will be provided. City Forces can only use colors that are typical for traffic signs. The Association will have to purchase the signs from outside private sign company if special colors are used. However, signs must be installed by City Forces.

The neighborhood association needs to provide the following information in order for the City to provide a cost estimate:

1. Location map to identify where these signs will be installed. Signs shall be installed only at locations with existing street name signs. Sign toppers are placed on existing poles (2 signs per pole, back to back).
2. Also identify the street for which the installed sign toppers will be paralleled to.
3. Identify types of existing poles at these locations. Typically there are three types of poles:

a. round pole with brackets at the top to which the street name signs are fastened.

b. round pole with square extension to which the street name signs are fastened.

c. square pole with (2) 7/16 inch diameter pre-drilled holes 3", 4" 5" or 6" on center from hole to hole to which the street name signs are attached.

If the neighborhood association chooses to have City Forces fabricate and install their signs after conducting price comparison with other vendors, they will deliver the aluminum sign blanks to Transportation Field Operations at 3204 Canton Street with a check for fabrication and installation payable to City of Dallas. Fabrication and installation is normally completed within two to four weeks, weather permitting.

Note: 1. Republic Sheeting Co. (214-631-8070) is one of the area vendors some neighborhood associations used to purchase the aluminum sign blank. They will custom cut the sign blanks for $ 9.50 to $ 14.00 for one 24' x 9" aluminum blank depending on the quantity.

2. Morrison Sign Company (972-247-7160) is one company suggested by some neighborhood associations that will sell both the aluminum blanks and have the sign fabricated as well.

3. Average fabrication and installation cost by City Forces per location ( 1 pole extension with two one-sided signs) is about $ 70.00 - $ 120.00 depending on the existing pole types.

Please note that there is no requirement the neighborhood associations need to purchase sign blanks or finished signs from either Republic or Morrison Sign companies. Their names are provided for reference only.

When the street topper sign needs replacing due to vandalism, loss or normal wear, the neighborhood association shall bear the cost to replace the sign at the then prevailing rate for such signs. The City of Dallas reserves its right to remove any street topper signs that have become unsightly without replacing the sign.