Autumn Leaves’ residents bring Hope

Autumn Leaves’ residents bring Hope

“Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.” The mission statement for Autumn Leaves Senior Living facility is in full swing, but especially this time of year. The residents of Autumn Leaves are holding a food drive to help those less fortunate. The proceeds benefit White Rock Center of Hope. The Center Hope (WRCH), […]

Supporting local stores good for community

Supporting local stores good for community

From Staff Reports It’s a popular new American tradition: after Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) and between the big box sales on Black Friday (Nov. 23) and the online retail sales on Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) comes “Shop Local Saturday — Nov. 24.” Every year we set aside this special day to celebrate the independent, local businesses […]

Garland Road first stop on Claus’ trip

Garland Road first stop on Claus’ trip

McShan Florist’s annual holiday tradition lives on! Santa arrives Nov. 24 at the florist’s landmark location on Garland Road for a visit with neighborhood children. The event is from 1-5 p.m. The community is invited to stop by with cameras, pets on leashes and children for a memorable day for the whole family. April Barnes […]

Church celebrates 115th with party for community

Church celebrates 115th with party for community

By Shelia Huffman Steeped in local history and firmly embedded in the community, East Dallas Christian Church (EDCC) often referred to as an urban oasis, plays a vital role in the lives of the people who make up the fascinating and diverse neighborhoods east of the city. The church is home to The Housing Crisis […]

A Christmas Carol

Part 4 STAVE THREE. THE SECOND OF THE THREE SPIRITS SCROOGE awoke in his bedroom. There was no doubt about that. But it and his own adjoining sitting-room, into which he shuffled in his slippers, attracted by a great light there, had undergone a surprising transformation. The walls and ceiling were so hung with living […]

Pho Bowl calls for repeat visits

Pho Bowl calls for repeat visits

By Sara Newberry The weather has finally tricked me. After years of warm temperatures from March to the end of October, Dallas has finally welcomed a proper November cold front. Up until last week, I was still running around in T-shirts, enjoying the okra still growing in my garden, and generally enjoying what usually passes […]

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Giving Circles combine resources for bigger impact

Giving Circles combine resources for bigger impact

By Juliette Coulter The Village Giving Circle at Dallas Women’s Foundation, which started this spring, has presented its first grants to organizations and initiatives that positively impact the African-American community in North Texas. At a reception at Hotel ZaZa on Nov. 4, the group gave grants to nine nonprofits totaling $122,000. The grants included the […]

Skilled actors save ‘Green Book’ from being a disaster

Skilled actors save ‘Green Book’ from being a disaster

By Chic DiCiccio There are some movies that make you feel all warm and fuzzy while you’re sitting in the theater. You laugh, cry, wince, essentially run the gamut of emotional responses. But then, maybe while you drive home, you think about what you’ve seen and how nearly every second of it was a calculated […]

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