East Grand prep going full STEAM ahead

By Zahra Coburn-Perez Leonard Brannon turned his frustrations with the lack of opportunities for low income families into a community project dedicated to education. He is the co-founder and superintendent of East Grand Preparatory, A Cityscape School, founded in 2006 and formerly known as Reconciliation Academy. Brannon started his work in inner city ministries 30 […]

‘Float like a butterfly … ’

By Nancy Black I got stung by a bee! Yikes. It hurt. I was moving a huge plant I bought at an estate sale from the back of my van into my garden. As I placed the large container down, I felt a quick sting on the knuckle of my ring finger. Then I saw […]

Tony award winner honored with Fullinwider

Tony award winner honored with Fullinwider

By Teddi Cliett One Dallas native followed her dreams all the way to the Great White Way! Tony Award winner Victoria Clark is the 2018 recipient of the Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA) Fullinwider Award, honoring her for her impact in the Dallas theater community and beyond. Clark is a […]

First ladies’ exhibit part of 5th anniversary

First ladies’ exhibit part of 5th anniversary

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will offer free admission, host family activities, showcase new artifacts and welcome special guests from Friday, April 20 through Friday, April 27, in celebration of its fifth anniversary. The Bush Center was dedicated to the American people on April 25, 2013 and has welcomed more than 1 million visitors […]

‘Pets just wanna have fun’ on May 12

‘Pets just wanna have fun’ on May 12

Karen Fling (pictured above with Shelia Flores Bustos), DVM and president of East Lake Pet Orphanage, a Dallas-based, no kill animal shelter, announced the Orphanage’s 17th Annual Wine on the Roof fundraiser is on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 7 p.m. at East Lake Pet Orphanage, located at 10101 E. Northwest Highway in Dallas. As […]

Local dog goes from near death to champion

Local dog goes from near death to champion

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Several years ago I transported Stitch, a sweet dog who wound up on the euthanasia list at a full north Texas shelter, from the shelter to her rescue group, Habitat 4 Paws. This energetic girl was too much for most potential adopters to handle. Fortunately, Stitch found her outlet and true […]

School trip uncovers family history

School trip uncovers family history

By Jennifer Barrow Each spring, eighth graders at St. John’s Episcopal School, along with their teachers, enjoy a five-day trip to Washington, D.C. With a very thoughtful plan, organizers and teachers tie in the eighth grade curriculum with this culminating trip of the students’ St. John’s experience. Throughout the week, the group typically walks more […]

Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe and photograph by Sara Newberry 2 pounds ground meat (beef, turkey, pork, chicken or a mix) 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 2 eggs, beaten 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving 2 teaspoons dried oregano 6 cups (about 2 jars) marinara sauce, for serving Cooked pasta, for serving Salt and […]

Bakery offers free oohs and ahhs

Bakery offers free oohs and ahhs

By Martha Tiller With a signature shortbread cookie treat, Le Gourmet Baking brings its unique concept to a new Lovers Lane storefront. Le Gourmet offers fine casual catering, and take out includes soups, sandwiches, tartines and a la carte sides like their delicious 3-cheese pimento cheese (pictured at right), along with quiche and salads. Busy […]

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