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Blue Zones had a busy summer

Posted Oct. 2, 2017

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Representatives of new Blue Zones Project approved entities gather at City Hall to be recognized by the City Council.

Participation in Blue Zones Project swelled over the summer. More than 60,500 Fort Worth residents have joined the well-being improvement initiative by taking the Blue Zones Personal Pledge, attending a cooking demonstration or Purpose Workshop, volunteering, or participating in a Moai.

The number of businesses, restaurants, schools, organizations and faith-based communities that have joined the movement has also increased incrementally, bringing the city closer to becoming a certified Blue Zones Community. Many of those were recognized at the Sept. 26 City Council meeting, including Bell Helicopter, Texas Christian University and the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, the first hotel to become an approved worksite.

Recently-recognized Blue Zones Project approved worksites

  • Bell Helicopter
  • Eaton
  • First Command Financial Services
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hillwood Properties (new location: 9800 Hillwood Pkwy.)
  • Pointwise Inc.
  • Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel
  • Simpli.fi
  • Texas Christian University
  • The Reynolds Co.
  • Trademark Property Co.
  • Whitley Penn LLP
  • Virbac Corp.

Recently-recognized Blue Zones Project approved schools

  • Diamond Hill Elementary
  • South Hi Mount Elementary

Recently-recognized Blue Zones Project participating faith-based communities

  • St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church

Recently-recognized Blue Zones Project approved restaurants

  • Pho District
  • Jason’s Deli, Overton Ridge
  • Jason’s Deli, Camp Bowie
  • TCU’s Market Square at the Brown Lupton University Union

Recently-recognized participating organizations

  • Camp Gladiator, 23 locations
  • Indigo Yoga
  • CERA (Corporate Employee Recreation Association)

Learn more about Blue Zones Project and to see a complete list of participating organizations.

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North Hi Mount Streetlights Project Meeting: 6 p.m. June 20, 2018; University of North Texas Science Center Carl E. Everett Education & Administration Building, Room 291, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Urban Design Commission Work Session: 9:30 a.m. June 21, 2018; City Hall, second floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. June 21, 2018; City Hall, second floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Canceled City of Fort Worth “Monthly Informational Forum for M/WBEs”: 11:30 a.m. June 21, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.

Community Action Partners Council: 1:30 p.m. June 21, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Trinity River Public Facility Corporation Special Meeting: 5 p.m. June 21, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 120 East 13th Street.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Regular Meeting: 5 p.m. June 21, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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North Beach Street Streetlights Project Meeting: 6 p.m. June 21, 2018; Lakeland Street Baptist Church, 3551 cindy Drive.

Ridglea Area Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. June 21, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee: 1 p.m. June 22, 2018; James E. Guinn Building, 1st Floor, PharmaFab Conference Room #116, 1150 South Freeway.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Directors - Notice of Possible Quorum: 15th Annual City of Fort Worth Housing Summit: 8:30 a.m. June 23, 2018; Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway.
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Swimming Lessons - Registration begins for Session 2: 9 a.m. June 23, 2018; Forest Park Pool, 2850 Park Place Ave.
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Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: 9 a.m. June 23, 2018; Riverside Community Center , 3700 E. Belknap St.

Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: noon June 23, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peace Center , 818 Missouri Ave.

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. June 25, 2018; City Hall, second floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. June 25, 2018; City Hall, second floor, Council Chamber, 200 Texas Street.
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Trinity Metro Finance & Audit Committee Working Session: 2:45 p.m. June 25, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center , 1001 Jones Street, 2nd Floor Community Room.
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Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. June 25, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street, 2nd Floor Community Room.
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Near Southside Infrastructure Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. June 25, 2018; Broadway Baptist Church, 305 West Broadway Ave.

Harmon Road Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. June 25, 2018; O.A. Peterson Elementary School, 2000 Winter Hawk Drive.

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