Local sanctuary rescues mistreated exotic cats

Local sanctuary rescues mistreated exotic cats

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Nothing gets your heart racing quite like the sound of a lion’s roar. I experienced that adrenaline rush first-hand on a game walk during my South African photo safari. Our group was strolling along, admiring the zebras in the distance, when we suddenly heard a blood-chilling roar that sounded way too […]

Show reveals children caught in crosshairs

Show reveals children caught in crosshairs

By Shari Goldstein Stern Echo Theatre’s “US/THEM,” now on stage at White Rock’s Bath House Cultural Center through Sept. 21, is a story about two children who become hostages during a 2004 school take-over in Beslan, North Ossetia, Russia. The playwright, Carly Wijs, sets out to explore a child’s understanding of how to cope with […]

Ensemble Bella starts off new season

Ensemble Bella starts off new season

By Laurel McConkey Allen Concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church presents Ensemble Bella in a performance of American music on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. The featured work is “I Remember” by Michael Cohen with libretto by Enid Futterman, based on “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.” Also on the program are […]

Grilled Steak ‘Salad’

Grilled Steak ‘Salad’

1 sirloin steak, about 2 pounds 2 portobello mushroom caps 4 ears corn, shucked 2 medium red onions, peeled and cut into 8 wedges each  1 pint cherry tomatoes  4 heads baby lettuce, cut in half lengthwise  3/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese Olive oil Salt and pepper Remove steak from refrigerator […]

Some projects best done by pros

By Stephan Sardone In this column, we often provide some DIY tips that are easy and practical for most homeowners to execute. But some projects are just too complex and should be handled by a licensed, professional contractor.  At Sardone Design-Build-Remodel, we are here to help. We can work with you on the paperwork for […]

‘It Chapter Two’ bone chilling, yet bittersweet

‘It Chapter Two’ bone chilling, yet bittersweet

By Chic DiCiccio “We need to split up.” It’s the kiss of death in horror movies. This is particularly so in “It Chapter Two,” but for a different reason. It’s due to the fact that after one fantastic scene of the now adult and reunited Losers Club, you hate to see them apart.  “It Chapter […]

International cellist returns for solo concert

International cellist returns for solo concert

By Suzanne M. Anderson Italian Cellist Francesco Mastromatteo will bring a solo cello concert to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 3204 Skillman, Dallas on Sunday, Sept. 29 beginning at 5 p.m. There will be no admission fee for the concert, and a reception will follow in the fellowship hall. A free will offering will be taken. […]

Cooper encourages making DUC location ‘lighthouse of community’

Cooper encourages making DUC location ‘lighthouse of community’

By Katrina Craycroft Who has your back? Who, through devotion, honor and example, has earned the right to serve you a heaping helping of tough love? Most would answer “family,” but what if you’re a kid, and instead of loving you, one parent abandons you, and the other lays you on the altar of their […]

Cowboys finally become complete

By David Mullen “Zeke, who?” Recently, unrelenting Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones responded to a reporter’s question with another question at training camp in Oxnard, Calif. regarding the holdout of All-Pro running back Zeke Elliott. “La estrella,” Elliott could have responded from his training camp in Cabo San Lucas. Jones and Elliott finally came to […]