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26
Aug 11

Fort Worth Safari At Fossil Rim

Fossil Rim Cheetah

Get close to exotic animals like cheetahs at Fossil Rim.

Take a safari getaway this Labor Day Weekend at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  Located in Glen Rose, the trip is just over an hour away from Lincoln Trinity Bluff and well worth it for the sights and sounds you won’t find anywhere else in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The conservation center ensures that exotic, endangered and threatened species continue to thrive on the planet.  Across about 1700 acres you can see 1000 animals of 50 species.  You’ll see giraffes, cheetahs, rhinos, zebras, wolves, gazelles, horses, and more.

On guided tours, staff will educate you on the animals in open-air safari vehicles, or you can take other tours learning more about the conservatory, touring during feeding time, evening tours by bicycle, after dark tours of nocturnal wildlife, photography tours, or even dinner tours.

You can also take a scenic drive to tour the land at your own pace in your own vehicle.  Fossil Rim will load you up with snacks so you can reach out of the vehicle to feed animals on your way.

Find out what’s going on at Fossil Rim on Facebook and Twitter, and check out videos of  the animals you’ll encounter on YouTube. Yelpers say they love the up close encounters and feeding the animals; check out their insider tips for making it a great trip.

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23
Aug 11

Help Out Your Neighbors In Fort Worth

Goodwill

Donate your unused clothes to Fort Worth's Goodwill.

In honor of Be Kind to Humankind Week during August 25-31, check out organizations in Fort Worth doing amazing things for the community, and find out how to donate to charity.  Clean out your closet and pantry in Lincoln Trinity Bluff, or donate your blood to a good cause.

  • Donate your old clothes at local Goodwill locations.  In addition to clean clothing, you can drop off toys, appliances, furniture, electronics, and other household items.  See more information about Goodwill in Fort Worth.
  • You can always donate blood to the Carter BloodCare center in Bedford, or you can search for upcoming blood drives in your area on their website.  Every time you give blood, earn points to redeem for rewards at participating locations in your area.  Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.  You can also donate blood to the Dallas-Fort Worth area Red Cross in Farmers Branch.
  • Donate food and monetary donations to the Tarrant Area Food Bank, serving 13 counties in North Texas, and the Community Food Bank of Fort Worth.  Donate products like canned goods, peanut butter, cereals, boxed and dried foods, and household items.
  • Donate your time to nonprofit organizations in Fort Worth by checking out the Volunteer Center of North Texas.

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19
Aug 11

Italian Gelato In Fort Worth

gelatoOn these hot summer days, finding cool relief is vital.  Instead of reaching for the boring ice cream cone, try a new cool treat found right around Lincoln Trinity Bluff – gelato.  The creamy, Italian dessert can be found in a large variety of flavors in Fort Worth.

Paciugo Gelato serves just gelato, all day, every day, with more than 200 gelato recipes created since the business’s inception in 2000.  Try dozens of artisan, gourmet flavors like Banana Biscotti and Mediterranean Sea Salt Caramel.  You can also choose from water-based flavors like lemon sage, soy-based flavors like pannacotta and no-sugar-added flavors like Irish coffee.

Made in small, daily batches with local ingredients, the richly flavored gelato contains no cream and trans fats.  For 3.5 ounces, you get 140-170 calories in milk-based gelato, less than 150 calories in soy-based gelato, only 100 calories in water-based gelato, and about 90 calories in no-sugar-added gelato.  You can find full nutrition information and flavors online.

You can also get your gelato melting in a cappacino or espresso at The Paciugo Gran Miscela Caffe in Fort Worth.  Connect with Paciugo on Facebook and Twitter for new flavors and specials, and read reviews on Yelp.

At Italian restaurant Taverna by Lombardi, you can top off your meal with Balsamic Gelato with sauteed strawberries and biscotti.

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16
Aug 11

Fill Your Wine Room With Fort Worth Labels

wine roomWho says you can’t have a wine room at your apartment?  When you live at the upscale Lincoln Trinity Bluff apartments, you can store wine and entertain at the apartment community’s wine room.  Taste Fort Worth’s local wines to bring home to the wine room.

  • Times Ten Cellars creates red and white wines from its Cathedral Mountain Vineyard in Alpine.  Get to their Fort Worth tasting room and lounge to find your perfect bottle to bring home.
  • At the LightCatcher Winery and Bistro, you can find red and white wines as well as dessert wines like the award-winning Amour de Chocolat Dessert Wine and the Summer Sangria Dessert Wine.  You can also dine amongst wine barrels while you taste, with a menu using seasonal foods.  Read more about LightCatcher Winery.
  • Find local wines from all over Texas at the Stockyards Station’s Stockyards Wines.  You can also try wine-a-ritas while you’re there.

Check out the other perks and amenities of Lincoln Trinity Bluff apartment living.

 

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12
Aug 11

Rent-To-Own Furniture, Gadgets And Appliances In Fort Worth

washer dryerYou already rent your apartment, so why not rent what you put in it?  Before you buy your washer and dryer, television or platform bed for your apartment, try rent-to-own products.

A new ColorTyme store opened recently in Fort Worth and is planning a large grand-opening event in the fall.  Not only will you find name-brand products, but you can also take advantage of the spectacular specials at the grand opening.

Test-drive a laptop or tablet you’ve been eyeing, rent a 60-inch plasma television for the big games or make a short-term commitment to new bedroom furniture.  They also offer brand new, energy efficient washers and dryers that you can hook up to the connections at Lincoln Trinity Bluff.

Stay on top of great deals at the Fort Worth ColorTyme, and connect with them on Facebook, and you can browse online for their local collection of beds, dining room tables, fire places, cameras, video game consoles, and more.

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10
Aug 11

Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails

Trinity Trails

Jog by Fort Worth's Trinity River.

You can find nearly 10,000 acres of greenspace at Fort Worth’s 228 public parks, including city and neighborhood parks.  Check out the scenic trails around Lincoln Trinity Bluff for your next workout, like the nearby Trinity Trails system.

As Lincoln Trinity Bluff residents, you have easy access to winding paths alongside the Trinity River only 10 minutes away from your apartment. The park offers more than 40 miles of trails for joggers, walkers, bikers, and even horseback riders.

You can view Trinity Trails at this Trinity fan page map to plot your course near water fountains and find easy parking and entry points to the trails.  Trinity Trails connect with other parks in the Fort Worth area.  You can also find official maps and updates for Trinity Trails from Streams and Valleys.

Celebrate the beautiful Trinity River and Trails with Streams and Valleys upcoming events.  On September 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., see a Trinity River gallery, “Trinity Perspectives II: Past and Present,” at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.  On October 20, join the Friends of the River Party on the Plaza with a 3.4-mile run along the River, live music, local food, and other post-run festivities at the Montgomery Plaza.

You can find more trails in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at Trails.com.

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5
Aug 11

Gourmet Grocery Store Soon to Open in Sundance Square

A newly raised storefront sign on the Sanger Building in Sundance Square might have caught your eye and peaked your interest lately. Chef Todd Bush is soon to open Oliver’s Fine Foods in downtown Fort Worth. Unlike most grocery stores, this local family-owned store will offer gourmet food products as well as a deli, butcher shop and an impressive selection of craft beer and fine wines.

Chef Todd Bush was trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has cooked in privately-owned restaurants, hotels and golf clubs. His goal is to offer a conveniently located source for locally grown foods and high quality dairy products. Bush also wanted to feature beers and wines from local breweries and wineries while also stocking beers and wines that you cannot find anywhere else in Texas.

Look out for the grand opening of Oliver’s Fine Foods hopefully by the end of the fall season. How nice it will be to have such a nice grocery store in Sundance Square, walking distance from Lincoln Trinity Bluff!

Source: D Magazine Sidedish.

3
Aug 11

Amon Carter Museum’s 50 Fest, a Free Celebration Aug 13

Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites the entire community to share in their 50 year anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 13th at 50 Fest. The Amon Carter Museum collects, preserves and exhibits American art that includes collections of paintings and sculptures by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Now after 50 years promoting the study of American art, the museum wants celebrate with more art…plus bands, food and other free fun.

On display at 50 Fest will be the museum’s favorite works of art for the community’s viewing pleasure. Attendees will also be able to dance and sing along to live music performed by the Marshall Ford Swing Band and Del Castillo. Visit with friends, family and neighbors and get your photos taken with them in a picture booth. Blow bubbles, hula hoop or just enjoy being outdoors in the plaza. You’ll also get the opportunity to vote for the most extravagant and decadent cake to serve as the ultimate Amon Carter anniversary cake.

The 50 Fest celebration will be from 5:30 to 9pm. Click here for directions to the Amon Carter Museum, which is only about 3 miles from Lincoln Trinity Bluff Apartments.

 

Photo by Sarah Beth Dwyer.

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