Get FIREd up about retirement

By Hugh Norton How do you envision your retirement? For some, there’s an idealistic image that many share of days spent walking along a warm beach, endless travel and a leisurely lifestyle. On the other end of the spectrum, some people haven’t had the opportunities that would afford them the ability to stop working when […]

Uptown Players ready to take 2018 BOW

Uptown Players ready to take 2018 BOW

By Shari Goldstein Stern Some people are just meant to take the stage. Such is the case with Dallas’ Mikey Abrams, who returns this year for the 17th annual production of “Broadway our Way” (BOW) at Uptown Players (UP) Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17. Abrams has performed in BOW the past four years […]

Sansone honored for service, dedication

Sansone honored for service, dedication

By Juliett Coulter As the longest-tenured docent and one of the founding volunteers of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Kay Sansone has seen it all. From the wedding of President Clinton’s brother, Roger, to the wedding of her own granddaughter, Sansone said, “It’s always the place I want to be!” Sansone (pictured at right) […]

Cityscape begins summer meal program

Cityscape begins summer meal program

East Grand Preparatory, a Cityscape School at 6211 East Grand Ave. in Dallas, is offering a Summer Meal Program. From June 6-28, children ages newborn-18 years old can eat a free lunch and adults can eat breakfast for $2.75 and lunch for $3.60. Meals are on a first-come, first-served basis and are available Mondays through […]

Library offers one-on-one summer reading fun

Library offers one-on-one summer reading fun

Increase your student’s reading skills this summer with Summer Book Buddies! Students entering second through fifth grade will be paired with a trained volunteer for one-on-one reading sessions. Seats are limited. Los participantes podran mejorar las habilidades para la lectura en el Ingles este verano con Book Buddies! Solo para estudiantes del 2nd al 5th […]

Much needed rain leaves unwanted trash

Much needed rain leaves unwanted trash

By Lis Akin Kick off Summer 2018 by celebrating Rocky’s Birthday. Rocky is For the Love of the Lake’s (FTLOTL) spokes-duck. His heart is a vintage 3-wheeled golf cart and, this year, he received the best birthday gift ever … a new ticker. Rocky’s fired-up and ready to go up for this month’s Second Saturday […]

Soggy ‘Adrift’ floats between two conflicting timelines

By Chic DiCiccio Between his last film, “Everest,” and his latest, “Adrift,” director Baltasar Kormakur must want human beings to stay indoors. Of course, it’s not exactly a news flash that climbing the tallest mountain on Earth or sailing from Tahiti to California are dangerous activities. The latter of those two is the focus of […]

Travelling around for the perfect falafel pays off

By Sara Newberry In the past couple of years, three originally New York-based falafel shops have opened locations in Dallas. Those of us mourning the loss of Amsterdam Falafelshop are thrilled. But as I discovered as I tried all three of them, all falafel are not created equal. In fact, two of them were downright […]

Dinos ready for vacation

Museum offers $1 admissions for low-income families By Taylor McDonnell Can you dig it? The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is getting all prehistoric this summer as it celebrates the “summer of the dinosaur.” From the much-anticipated Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibition making its Texas debut, to summer discounts and extended hours, to all-new dinosaur-themed exhibits, […]

Exchange Club of Lake Highlands exceeds $2.4 million in awards

By Don Lee The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its annual scholarship awards to graduating seniors at Lake Highlands High School (LHHS). They were presented at a breakfast at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church on May 18. Fifty-three awards totaling $153,000 were presented. Since the inception of this program in 1971, more than $2,400,000 […]

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