INTERVIEW: JASON UPSHAW OF WANDERVAN

INTERVIEW: JASON UPSHAW OF WANDERVAN

We took a few rides with Denton's local pick-up service, Wandervan, loved what the whole experience. You can check out those exploits here. By now you've probably seen owner/driver, Jason Upshaw's bright blue van all over town. We got the dude to talk with us a bit about his business, his vintage van collection, and his plans for Wandervan. Read on for more!

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THE DEN10: SEPTEMBER 2nd

The big event this week is this Friday’s Cannonball Contest / Free Pool Party at the Civic Center Pool on the west side of Quakertown Park. Actual grown men and women will be throwing themselves in “cannon ball” form at the face of the water to raise money for the construction of the Eureka 2 park. It’ll be a good way to cool off one last time before the pools shut down for the winter. There’s lots of other stuff also, but that’s the one to go to. We expect lots of #WDDI’s from this.

Questions, comments, and bathing costumes may be sent to glen@wedentondoit.com

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SEEKING THE TRUTH IN SOLOMON, TX: A CONVERSATION WITH DAN HAMMOND JR.

SEEKING THE TRUTH IN SOLOMON, TX: A CONVERSATION WITH DAN HAMMOND JR.

 

Sporting dark sunglasses and sipping black coffee, Dan Hammond’s demeanor calls to mind Tom Robbins– a suggestion that the Denton-based writer would certainly deflect. Stationed at the edge of the bar at West Oak Coffee, the humble Hammond thumbs away at a cell phone that he admits to not fully understanding. “My boys have had to teach me a lot about stuff like this.” He beams whenever we come to the subject of his two sons, and it’s clear that his passion for fatherhood is only matched by his love of writing.

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SEEN & HEARD: SEPTEMBER 2015

SEEN & HEARD: SEPTEMBER 2015

School has started but, friends, the heat of summer lingers on. September is a tricky month, and we spend the whole thirty days trying to decide if the air is cool enough to warrant all the outdoor time we’re desperately longing for. Let’s be bold and take our picnic baskets to the square (or Harvest House)! Towards the end of the month, we hope that cooler temperatures will ease their way back in and the city will erupt with autumnal glee. On a side note, we're switching Seen & Heard from a weekly format to a monthly one so you can now plan out your family-friendly activities a month in advance!

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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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