Oboy, festival season is back in Denton and we couldn’t be more tickled!! Lots of options and hard choices in delegating your time, but that’s a good problem to have, right? We can try to help you narrow down the options with our top #DEN10 events to check out as y’all are out and about #DENTONING this weekend.Read More
This year's Thin Line Festival will feature 43 short films. While it's not possible to see them all during the festival, we have a diverse selection of films to recommend for you. We've got a great diverse selection of recommendations, so there's likely to be something for you in here!Read More
What image pops into your head when someone uses the word “maker”?
The images that tend to appear in the mind—not to mention Google’s image search—involve wires and circuit boards. As important as those skills and the people who enjoy them are, they only represent one type of maker. Many skills can fall under the maker umbrella, whether it’s programming robots to make pancakes or turning a bicycle wheel into a musical instrument. Artists, scientists, crafters, and engineers can all be considered makers. If you can take a set of materials and transform them into something cool, you are welcome in the maker community!Read More
Tuesday morning Denton lost a long time Denton business downtown to a 4-alarm fire. Luckily, because of the quick response from surrounding fire departments and the inclusion of firewalls in the downtown infrastructure, there was no loss of life and the fire was contained. Read on for our reflections on the Mini Mall and ways you can help out.Read More
Entrepreneur. It’s kind of a dumb word if you think about it, and to most people (especially students) it carries some buzzwords with it that seem very business-y. When I first heard “entrepreneur," I thought to myself, “That’s for people in the college of business.” It never really struck me as, “I’m an entrepreneur,” even though looking back on my life, I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was a kid. Everything from trading Pokémon cards, making beaded bracelets and necklaces, and burning CDs for friends before we learned we probably shouldn’t were all entrepreneurial endeavors that were abundant in my youth (as they probably were in yours).
That’s the thing, though. Being an entrepreneur isn’t about putting on a suit jacket or making apps. It’s about making a living doing something you love, while making sure other people love it too (that’s what we call customer validation). And this is one of the things I learned going through Startup Weekend.
Click through to read more about the upcoming Startup Weekend taking place in Denton, TX.Read More
This Saturday is the eighth annual Handmade Harvest event put on by the fine folks at The DIME Store. This annual event is probably the single best day of shopping available in Denton. Yes, even better than that day after Thanksgiving when everyone eats leftover pie and then goes to Target to fight over discounted televisions. At the Handmade Harvest, makers from all over gather together under one roof (this year at TWU's Hubbard Hall) to sell their wares. Read on to find out why you should make sure to stop by this weekend and what to check out.Read More
SCRAP has been Denton's home for creative reuse for several years now. Heck, their "new" location off of Bell Avenue is already a couple of years old. Where else in town can you fill up bags of "yarn barf" for 25¢ per bag, buy used trophies such as "3rd place at Local Comedy Contest," enroll your child in educational classes that promote creative reuse, or find useful things such as art materials on the cheap? SCRAP does a lot of stuff, y'all. Aside from just being an awesome store and educational center, SCRAP also puts on one of our favorite events every year: the SCRAP Masquerade Ball. This year's ball is happening Saturday, October 14th from 7 - 10pm at the Denton Woman's Club. Read on to learn more about this exciting event and find out how you can get your tickets for the eventRead More
PolaCon, the annual convention dedicated to all things instant film, is slowly developing into one of our favorite Denton festivals (see what we did there?). The annual convention centered on instant film photography will take place September 29th - October 1st) in Dallas and Denton. Read on to find out more about Polacon 2017 and how you can take part in our Polawalk/workshop next Saturday morning!Read More
Today across North Texas, charitable organizations are maximizing donations for North Texas Giving Day. Many will have challenge funds, matching funds and more as they raise the money they need to keep serving our community. All of them will be accepting online donations, so even if you can't make it to the square, you can still donate. Read on to find out a few of our favorite organizations in Denton, and how you can help give back.Read More