Monday, December 4, 2023

Create Divine Charcuterie Boards with Southlake’s Charcuterie Sisters!

This week, Mayor John Huffman gets schooled in the art of charcuterie by Suzanne Parkhill and Stephanie Minor, Southlake’s own Charcuterie Sisters.

As the holidays roll around, so will parties and family events, and we all know the best part of those – food! The Charcuterie Sisters have made a name for themselves around Southlake, catering events like graduations, weddings, engagements, and more over the last three years.

Since their very first order of 35 charcuterie boxes for their sister-in-law’s company during COVID, their business has boomed! They have even moved into recreating those same types of boxes to be pre-sold at Yates Corner Store.

Equipped with handy tips and tricks, they did not shy away from their newest challenge – teaching the Mayor how to make his own board to share!

Here are some of their most helpful tips:

  1. You’ll want at least three different types of cheeses on your board of different levels of firmness and texture: soft, semi-firm, and aged cheese.
  2. The key to a beautiful salami rose is a small cup. You can buy condiment cups at the store to help hold the floral shape, making this addition to your board a breeze, even for beginners!
  3. Be creative! Add lots of colors and textures on your board like fresh or dried fruit, nuts, pickles, or spreads like jams and honey.


To watch the full episode of Minute with the Mayor and their demo, click below.

Southlake Public Library Hosts Holiday-Themed Workshops

Mark your calendars and get WRAPPED up with all the merry activities at the Southlake Public Library. Whether it’s Storytime with Mrs. Claus or a puppet show with Frosty and Friends, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Check out our Holiday Schedule:

  • Storytime Meet and Greet with Mrs. Claus – Monday, December 19 | 9 – 10 a.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Marty Westerman Magician – Tuesday, December 20 | 2 p.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Cool, Cold-blooded Critters with Wildlife on the Move – Wednesday, December 21 | 2 p.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Frosty and Friends Puppet Show – Thursday, December 22| 11 a.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Window to the Wild Bird Show – Tuesday, December 27 | 2 p.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Holiday Bingo with Ms. Karen and Ms. Stacy – Wednesday, December 28 | 2 p.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Arthouse Art Project – Thursday, December 29 | 11 a.m. | Town Hall Third Floor

Tomorrowland: Movies at The Marq

Join us Thursday, June 30th for the next Movie at The Marq as we watch Disney’s Tomorrowland on our brand new 17 ft. LED movie screen.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab your family and friends and join in the fun! The party starts at 6:00 p.m. with complimentary inflatables, crafts and popcorn. Don’t forget to check out the food trucks too. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. and remember, tents and tarps are not permitted.

Be sure to check out The Marq Southlake on Facebook and enter the contest for the Best Seat in the House. Just share your favorite Star Wars character and tag three friends. The winner gets four VIP reserved seats.

Check out the entire line up for Movies at The Marq here.

Strokes of Art in the Square Voting Ends April 1

Art in the Square featured artwork is still hanging beautifully in the lobby of Southlake Town Square. The artwork will only be available to view and vote on for a couple more days. Come out and cast your votes for the People’s Choice Award at Art in the Square.

There are 11 pieces of artwork that still need your votes. Voting is located at Town Hall and will end Friday, April 1.

Art in the Square will be returning to Southlake on Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24. In addition to offering the best in visual arts, Art in the Square features a tremendous lineup of musicians and performing artists. Two stages feature continuous entertainment all weekend long. Come out and enjoy the fun.

For more information on the event and voting please visit

City Partnerships Bring Magic to Southlake's Tree Lighting on November 23, 2014

NK9_0192-November 23, 2013-2Home for the Holidays has been the unofficial start to the holiday season in Southlake for over twelve years, featuring Santa and the unveiling of Christmas lights in Town Square. Event festivities on November 23rd will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Tree Lighting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The City is fortunate to have several sponsors that help make this event possible. The Presenting Sponsor of the 2014 Tree Lighting is Enchanted Fairies Studio. Make sure to stop by their booth and see all the fairies and activities they have planned. The Cookie Decorating Sponsor, Kroger, is providing cookies and icing for holiday cookie decorating. Taste Buds Kitchen is providing cupcakes and decorating supplies for attendees to decorate and eat their own cupcake. Guests will also be provided with free bottled water during the event, thanks to Frost Bank, the Quencher Sponsor. The Holiday Sponsors include Sleep Number, Sky Ranch, Springfree Trampoline Inc, Children’s Health Southlake, The Goddard School and Brain Balance, all of which will have booths and holiday activities at the event. Snowman building is an exciting new actvity this year. The Fresh Market has provided all the snowman building items for participants to get creative and decorate their very own snowman. Thanks to the Santa’s Workshop Sponsor, Fantastic Sams, there will be a variety of holiday crafts for kids to enjoy.

In addition to sponsored activities, other event highlights include a 12-foot, four lane snow tubing hill, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday crafts, refreshments, and live entertainment.  Guests will enjoy holiday  performances by the Southlake Community Band, Johnson Elementary, Old Union Elementary, Rockenbaugh Elementary, Carroll Elementary, Durham Intermediate, Walnut Grove Elementary, Katie Parr Music Academy and the Cantare Texas Choir. Other entertainment will be provided by White’s Chapel United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir and strolling holiday characters.

Popular radio station, 94.4 KLTY, will broadcast from Southlake Town Square. Radio personality, Tony Lopez, will emcee the evening in Family Park. Each holiday season, KLTY promotesThe 94.9 KLTY Christmas Wish program, asking listeners to send in Christmas wishes or nominate recipients. The Christmas Wish book will be at KLTY’s booth during the Tree Lighting, allowing people to read through the wishes and even choose a wish to grant.

The City of Southlake thanks all the Tree Lighting sponsors for their support in this special event. Although the Tree Lighting is only one night, Home for the Holidays spans the entire holiday season, with other activities occurring in Town Square and Town Hall until Christmas. For more information about Home for the Holidays, please visit

Enjoy Hometown Traditions and New Attractions at the Annual Tree Lighting Event on Sunday, November 23

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Santa has moved the 2014 Home for the Holiday’s event to Sunday, November 23, 2014. See you at 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Santa is not letting Mother Nature get in his way.  He is bringing the Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting event to Southlake on Sunday, November 23, 2014.  We will have a great celebration complete with Elsa, Anna and Olaf in Frozenland, guaranteed snow, the snow hill, live entertainment and of course Santa who will help us turn on the holiday lights for the first time this season.

Santa has made the call though to keep the horses warm so they will be hanging out with his reindeer in his stables instead of offering carriage rides.

The Tree Lighting kicks-off the holiday season with hometown traditions and new, exciting activities for the family. Due to Saturday’s rain forecast, this year’s event will be held on Sunday, November 23rd from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Southlake Town Square.

All the fun and entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Family Park with entertainment, crafts, the 4-lane snow tubing hill, strolling characters and concessions.  For all the Frozen fans out there, a “Frozen Wonderland” will also begin at 5:30 p.m. with snowman building with Olaf and photo opportunities with Elsa and Anna.

The fun continues as Santa Claus arrives to Southlake Town Hall for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. After Mayor John Terrell welcomes in the holidays, Santa Claus will switch on the lights from the Town Hall balcony. Once Town Square is lit, Santa Claus will make his way to Santa’s Village located in Rustin Pavilion to listen to your wish lists and take free photos with your family.

The Southlake Community Band  will provide holiday cheer throughout the evening.

Rustin Pavilion:

  • 5:15pm – 6:20 pm: Southlake Community Band
  • 6:40pm – 8:30pm: Photos with Santa

Please visit for complete event information and to view the event & parking maps. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Johnny D & the Doo Wopps Come to Southlake for a Free Concert on November 8th

Johnny D and the Doo WoppsSouthlake, Texas – Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome Johnny D & the Doo Wopps for a concert on November 8, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The conert will be held in Family Park located in Southlake Town Square.

Johnny D (John E. Dosher) has played in a variety of venues throughout Texas since the late 70’s. His career includes piano bars, symphony halls, stadium concerts and everything in between. Johnny grew up in Louisiana and began his professional career on Bourbon Street at the age of fifteen. Before settling in Texas, Johnny traveled extensively with  numerous rock, jazz  and country groups.

The “Johnny D and the Doo Wopps” band began when Rocky Walton, Bill Stetzer and Tim Carman needed a band to perform for their tennis club in the early ‘80’s. A little at a time, the band grew and became more popular as they began playing for other special occasions.

Their sets include music from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s,  “soul music,” ‘70’s pop, and a little bit of “doo-wopp.” They are a twelve-member band with a great horn section and tight vocal harmonies.  Wherever they play, it is always fun.

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists. If you have any question, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Zack King Band Comes to Southlake in August for a Free Concert

Zach Kind BandArts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome Zack King for a concert on August 9, 2014, at Southlake Town Square from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Zack King hails from south Louisiana, bringing that blues and southern rock flair.  Rob Fenton brings the upstate New York hard-hitting, heavy rock style, while Kevin Strong brings his smooth jazz and R & B from the north Philly area.  Their talents combine for a unique classic rock style.

Zack King and his band have been performing their brand of Texas Rock in the DFW Metroplex, the state of Texas, and across the U.S. for almost 10 years. In that time, they have played with some of the most illustrious superstars in rock and country music. They kicked off their career opening for legendary singer/songwriter Leon Russell and have since performed with the likes of Alabama, Chris Cagle, Bret Michaels, Randy Travis, Kevin Fowler, Stone Temple Pilots, Tesla and many more.

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists.

For more information, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

The 15th Annual Stars and Stripes was a Night to Remember

Southlake Honor GuardWith a high of nearly 91 degrees on Thursday, July 3rd, it was the perfect day for the 15th Annual Stars and Stripes Independence Day Celebration hosted by the City of Southlake.

The 2014 event emcee, KLTY’s Tony Lopez, kicked off the event at 6:00 p.m. with the Southlake Swing Band performing at Rustin Pavilion and Limelight Band in Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park.  Arts & crafts, games, inflatables and concessions began while stilt walkers, clowns and unicyclers strolled around Town Square.

At 8:00 p.m., Town Square was filled with patriotic spirit as Mayor John Terrell lead an inspirational Patriotic Ceremony. The ceremony began with Southlake resident, Abby Anderson, an up-and-coming artist, singing her rendition of “Let Freedom Ring.” It was a beautiful way to honor our country and kick-off the ceremony. Mayor Terrell then introduced the Southlake Honor Guard, which  included members from Southlake DPS and the Southlake Fire Department. After the Honor Guard presented the colors lead by Southlake DPS Sgt. Kevin Diehl, the Southlake Community Band played the National Anthem.  The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Honor Guard then performed the “rifle volley’, 21 gun salute to our veterans. The finale of the ceremony ended with Southlake Fire Department’s, Robert McCallion, performing “Amazing Grace” on the Bagpipe as the crowd listened in silence. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this a special moment of reflection. Mayor John Terrell said it perfectly, “It’s times like these that we are reminded what it means to truly celebrate our country’s independence and the men, women and families who sacrifice to keep this nation free. ”

This year’s food selection offered a wide variety of choices that favored any apetite. Returning Stars and Stripes concessions included Burger Shack, Dippin Dots, Feedstore BBQ, Fletcher Corny Dogs and Kona Ice. In addition, food trucks brought new flavors to the event. Rock & Roll Tacos, The Guava Tree Truck and SsahmBBQ Gourmet Korean Tacos drove in to celebrate with us.

The evening ended with a bang with a bigger and better firework show. The crowd enjoyed the twenty-minute firework display synchronized with music, and spectators all over Southlake could tune into 100.7 FM to feel a part of the celebration going on in Town Square. For those who wanted to avoid the traffic, The Derek Anthony Band rocked it in Frank Edgar Cornish, IV until 11:00 p.m. It was an evening to remember as family and friends celebrated Independence Day with the City of Southlake.

Keep the tradition up next year for our 16th Annual Stars and Stripes, Southlake!  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for next year’s event, please contact the Community Services department at 817-748-8611.  Thank you to all our 2014 sponsors, Park Place Lexus, All-Star Orthopaedics, Children’s Medical Center Southlake, Forest Park Medical Center, Kroger, Sleep Number, Brain Balance, The Goddard School, Frost Bank and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, for your support!