1. American Restaurant
Roasted Red Pepper began serving American-style cuisine March 19. The restaurant at 907 FM 685, formerly Venice Café and Italian Grill, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with menu items ranging from pancakes to hamburgers. The Pepper also has a bar and a Sunday outdoor venue. For information about employment, call 507-0497
2. Summer Lakeside Triathlon
The City of Pflugerville, with the help of Jack & Adam’s Bicycle Shop, will host the first Lake Pflugerville Triathlon June 24. Registration for the event continues until 350 slots are filled. A short sprint triathlon, the race will include a 13-mile bike ride, a 400-meter swim and a 5K run. Cost is $55 for early registration or $65 for late registration, which begins two weeks before race day. For more information, call 415-2523.
3. Family Practice Clinic
Scott & White will open their first Pflugerville clinic April 16 at 1501 Pecan St. West, Ste. 101-2, next to Baris Pizza and Pasta. Four practicing physicians will offer pediatric and internal medicine care. For more information, call 509-0200.
4. Candidate Forum
City and school board elections will be May 12. Mayoral candidates include Jeff Coleman, Heath Doyle and Rod Reyna. Candidates for City Council Place 1 are Wayne Cooper and Thomas Home. A candidate forum sponsored by the Greater Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce will be April 10 at 11:30 at Pfluger Hall. For more information call 251-7799.
Community-driven Crime Alerts
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with online publication Citizen Observer to share crime prevention tips, citizen alerts and press releases with the community via email. Sign up at www.citizenobserver.com/signup.
5. Bank Ribbon Cutting
Citizens National Bank will host a ribbon cutting ceremony April 5, 11 a.m. at 601 FM 685. The new privately-held bank offers a full-line of retail and commercial banking products. For more information, call 670-1200 or visit www.cnbanktexas.com.
6. Grand Avenue Office Park
Farmers Insurance opened in Grand Avenue Office Park at 1433 Grand Avenue Parkway, Ste. 200, offering insurance for home, auto, commercial and life protection. Agents visit with clients personally to ensure they receive the correct coverage. For more information, call 251-7100.
In the same office complex, Fresh Hair Beauty Salon moved into Suite 202. The salon, in business for 10 years, provides hair cuts, weaves, braids, color enhancements and other services. For more information, call 990-1710.
7. Event Center in Construction
A special event center, Essence of Elegance Ballroom, is finishing construction for a May opening. The 6,000 sq. ft. facilty at 2000-A Picadilly will provide services for event coordinating, parties, receptions and catering. For more information, call 636-0120 or visit www.essenceballroom.com.
The 32nd Annual Deutschen Pfest will be May 18-20, complete with music, a carnival, children’s entertainment, a parade, food and a fun run. For those interested in sponsoring or volunteering at the city-organized festival, call 251-5082 or e-mail email@example.com.
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