WHAT WE DID: AUGUST 31ST 20151

WHAT WE DID: AUGUST 31ST 20151

T-minus one day until September, y'all. We're excited. Mostly because we're throwing a little end-of-summer shindig at the Civic Center Pool on Friday evening. We've got folks like Kevin Roden and Jamie Wilson cannonballing for a cause - the Denton Parks Foundation. We hope you head over to hang out with us and make a $5 donation. We're promising good times in advance. 

What We Did is our weekly roundup of photos that WDDI staff and readers have taken over the past seven days. We've got nineteen of our favorite images from the past week in Denton, TX below. In this group, we've got plenty of scenes from the North Texas State Fair, new food, live music, and scenes from newer local oddities (because we love local oddities) .

If you'd like to be included in What We Did, tag your images with #WDDI on Instagram, and check back here next Monday. As always, we're limited in the photos we can post, but we encourage you to search the hashtag #WDDI and check out all of the other awesome photos that we were unable to include this week. Click the images below to be led back to the photographer's Instagram page. Have a great week!

Got a question about What We Did? Send it to will@wedentondoit.com

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BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK: DENTON BUCKET LIST

BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK: DENTON BUCKET LIST

We're finishing up our Back to School Week content now that it is finally Friday. We've already talked about how you can get plugged in by volunteering, heard some advice from other Dentonites, and shared some of our favorite Denton secrets with y'all. We figured before we moved back to regular content, we would come up with a list of things that you should try to do during your time in Denton. We know that not everyone who comes here for school will move here. So during your time in Denton, make the most of it and take advantage of some of the more awesome things you can do. Below is a list of thirty things that we think everyone who lives in Denton (no matter how briefly) should at least check out or do. We know that everyone will have a list that is different than ours, but this is a great place to start. If you have some other "Bucket List" items that you think new Dentonites should do, share them in the comments!

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THE DEN10: AUGUST 26th

THE DEN10: AUGUST 26th

Hey new kids! Hope you're enjoying UNT and TWU so far. Have you found your coffee shop yet? If you're living on campus, we hope you've already gone ahead and taken some time to drive around Denton to explore. This here post you're reading right now is what we call the Den10. It is our weekly events listing of ten events happening in Denton that we think are worth your time. Sometimes they're festivals, oftentimes we feature live music, but whatever they may be, they will most likely be worth checking out. 

Comments, questions, and stock tips should be directed at glen@wedentondoit.com

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SECRETS OF DENTON COUNTY V: SECRETS STRIKE BACK

SECRETS OF DENTON COUNTY V: SECRETS STRIKE BACK

It’s that time of year again, y’all. The school doors are fresh with WD-40 and the cars are accidentally turning north onto Elm St. again. School is back in session and with it, a new crop of Dentonites have flooded our city limits. Will these fresh, young faces become lifelong Dentonites or only commute here, never even taking a step onto our town square? Only time will tell, but we’ve decided to do our part to get them to become a part of the former group, by providing them with some insider knowledge on some cool stuff Denton has to offer that would normally take awhile to figure out. It’s time for Secrets of Denton County V: Secrets Strike back...

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WHAT WE DID: AUGUST 24TH

WHAT WE DID: AUGUST 24TH

You're either reading this in the middle of class, at home exhausted after your first day back, or at your job being a real life human being. Either way, we hope your day is a good one. It's officially Back to School Week at We Denton Do It again and we've got some fun stuff planned (including some more secrets). 

What We Did is our weekly roundup of photos that WDDI staff and readers have taken over the past seven days. We've got nineteen of our favorite images from the past week in Denton, TX below. In this group, we've got plenty of scenes from the North Texas State Fair along with plenty of other views of different events in town. 

If you'd like to be included in What We Did, tag your images with #WDDI on Instagram, and check back here next Monday. As always, we're limited in the photos we can post, but we encourage you to search the hashtag #WDDI and check out all of the other awesome photos that we were unable to include this week. Click the images below to be led back to the photographer's Instagram page. Have a great week!

Got a question about What We Did? Send it to will@wedentondoit.com

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THE DEN10: AUGUST 19th

THE DEN10: AUGUST 19th

The only thing that matters this week is Free Week. Go to it. Go to all of it. Shut Rubber Gloves down every single night and you might learn sa thing about what makes this town tick. So here’s our obligatory “welcome back” tips for small adults that don’t live here: watch for one way streets, find the guy who knows where the house party is, find the square, be down for anything, mentor a student through mentordenton.org and get involved in the greatest community on the planet. It’ll fly by and you won’t even know what you were a part of until your sleeping on peoples couches in Brooklyn hoping you got that temp job. 

Questions, comments, and what-nots can be directed to glen@wedentondoit.com.

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UBER VS WANDERVAN

UBER VS WANDERVAN

Last Friday we had ourselves a spur of the moment contest. We were headed to The Green Zatar for the first column in our upcoming Hole in the Wall series and we were discussing the best way to get there from the square when we decided to pit ride share/transportation services Uber and Wandervan against one another. 

Uber is the "world's largest taxi company," and was valued at 18.2 billion by investors a few months ago. They opened up their oft-infamous ride sharing program in Denton earlier this year. Wandervan, the local, vintage-friendly upstart owned and operated by Jason Upshaw, showed up a few months later. The latter is a lot more obvious to spot riding around town. We downloaded both apps, headed out to the sidewalk on the downtown Denton Square and called up some cars. Below is some story from the night accompanied by tweets from our live-tweeting session. You can search the hashtag #WDDIdrives on Twitter for more info. It ended up with a sick PhD getting free ice cream, because that's just how life is. Read on for more. 

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