Locals, restaurants benefit from ‘Meetups’

Locals, restaurants benefit from ‘Meetups’

By Shari Goldstein Stern It’s not a professional networking, support or singles groups, nor is it a matchmaker service, social network or advocacy organization. It is not about self-empowerment or Ethiopian cooking. It is all of the above, and a lot more. Meetup seems to have some of everything for everybody. One would be hard […]

Ready, set, spit? Yes!

Ready, set, spit? Yes!

Marking the debut weekend for its newly transformed Being Human Hall, the Perot Museum will attempt a world record and host an array of “being human” activities as part of a daylong “All About You Celebration” on Saturday, May 12. The morning kicks off at 10 a.m. with a mouth-watering attempt (literally) to set the […]

Dog park rules keep it from getting ruff

Dog park rules keep it from getting ruff

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Are dog parks a blessing or a curse? Depends whom you ask. Dog park devotees appreciate the opportunity to exercise and socialize their dogs, while some dog trainers recommend avoiding dog parks at all costs, citing the risk of fights, injury and infectious diseases. Dog parks can be terrific or terrifying […]

Council offers awards for bike use

Council offers awards for bike use

By Brian Wilson May is a good time to turn our attention to being more active. The weather is pleasant. The flowers are blooming. Outdoor festivals are plentiful. And it’s Bike Month. Throughout May, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)  is hosting the Try Parking it Bike Everywhere Challenge, open to all residents […]

Grilled Bread Salad

Grilled Bread Salad

1/2 baguette, sliced in half 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1/2 pound haricots verts, steamed until crisp-tender 1 cup corn kernels Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese Grapeseed oil Salt and pepper Heat grill to medium high. Brush cut sides of baguette with oil and season with salt […]

Turning down heat in home turns up savings in pockets

By Naïma Hill By now, most everyone in the Metroplex has gone through a housing crisis. Whether you are a renter or home owner, the current housing market is insane. Never mind trying to find a builder, apartment or house that has any sustainable design initiatives, it’s hard enough to even find an affordable place. […]

Women LEAD know journeys shape future leaders

The Women LEAD (Learn, Excel, Achieve, Dream) scholarship program awarded 10 outstanding Dallas ISD seniors with a total of $40,000 in college scholarships. Founded in 2013 by the Junior League of Dallas in collaboration with Mary Kay Inc., the Women LEAD scholarship program assists female high school students in pursuing their dreams of higher education […]

Lakewood resident wins volunteer award

By Shelia Huffman Claire Cunningham was honored as Juliette Fowler’s Visionary Woman of the Year at Friday’s annual luncheon at Dallas’ Omni Hotel. The long list of community achievements attributed to Claire include teacher and advocate for children. She is credited with the creation of Dallas ISD’s successful magnet school program and was instrumental in […]

‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’ action filmmaking at its best

By Chic DiCiccio Have you ever worried that Captain America won’t survive to see the end credits in the movie named after him? Do you think Spider Man really isn’t going to be okay? Of course not. These are unspoken agreements that Marvel Studios has made with us for the last 10 years. We don’t […]

Neighbor’s lasting memories keep growing

By Jeanne Guerra She’s popping up again all over. A little earlier this spring because of our unusually warm weather. I see her in my backyard, under the neighbors’ trees, along the creeks I pass on my way out of Lochwood. She was blazing white at first, and now she is clad in delicate peach, […]

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