Library asking for backpack donations

Library asking for backpack donations

Join friends and coworkers to help insure all our neighbors stay warm this winter. Bring a gender-neutral backpack to any Dallas Public Library location. Fill the backpack with items that can be hard for our homeless neighbors to get but crucial to staying healthy as the winter gets colder. Please collect or fill adult backpacks […]

Building alliances transcends politics

Building alliances transcends politics

By Sujata Dand “A man was fished out of this creek,” Vikki Martin remembers as she drives her red pick-up truck down Peavy Road. “It was 3 o’clock and all of the school kids watched. That’s wrong. I have a problem living in a neighborhood like that.” Things like that don’t really happen anymore in […]

Students to bring kooky family to life

Students to bring kooky family to life

By Kate Langley Lakehill’s musical theater students will bring the “The Addams Family” to the Lakehill stage on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. A preview of the musical will be performed for students on Nov. 9 at 8:45 a.m. “The Addams Family” is a musical comedy with […]

Local women help ‘the vision of life’ change

Local women help ‘the vision of life’ change

By Sujata Dand As the sun begins to set in East Dallas, the unexpected sound of African drumbeats echoes through the Lakewood neighborhood. The music and the aroma of authentic Congolese cuisine guide you to a celebration commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Congo Restoration, a non-profit organization lovingly supported by many of these East Dallas […]

On your mark, get set, bake!

By Amity Thomas Good Local Markets hosts the tenth annual “Battle of the Pies” at the White Rock Market on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon (9150 Garland Road). Amateur bakers of all ages are invited to join in the fun of competing for a special award for best youth bakers under 16. All pies […]

A Christmas Carol

Part 2 (Marley’s Ghost, cont’d.) Scrooge took his melancholy dinner in his usual melancholy tavern; and having read all the newspapers, and beguiled the rest of the evening with his banker’s book, went home to bed. He lived in chambers which had once belonged to his deceased partner. They were a gloomy suite of rooms, […]

Expert: Every kid is just one adult away from success

By Rosanne Lewis Dallas CASA will honor The Meadows Foundation with the prestigious Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award on Nov. 15 at The Fairmont Dallas. The award is given annually to recognize community leaders who significantly improve the lives of children in our community, particularly those whose young lives have been marked by […]

Annual ‘cake mountain festival’ welcomes community

Annual ‘cake mountain festival’ welcomes community

By Anandini Plotkin On Sunday, Nov. 4, Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna Temple is celebrating Govardhana Puja (Cake Mountain Festival) and Diwali. Govardhan Puja is one of the favorite festivals on the calendar. It commemorates a remarkable story from the ancient scriptures of India where Lord Krishna protected the inhabitants of a village from torrents of […]

Cooper’s story of love, music shines in ‘A Star is Born’

By Chic DiCiccio When first announced, “A Star Is Born” had the words “vanity project” written all over it. Big movie star decides to star, write and direct himself in yet another remake of an American classic? Not only that, he’s going to write and perform all the original songs in it? After approximately 15 […]

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