Local children need African American advocates

Local children need African American advocates

By Rosanne Lewis Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) needs more African American volunteers to serve our community’s abused and neglected children living in foster care. More than 40 percent of the children served by Dallas CASA are African American.  However, only 18 percent of CASA’s volunteer advocates are African American. A CASA volunteer is […]

Group putting the park back in Fair Park

Group putting the park back in Fair Park

Fair Park First, the non-profit organization created to oversee the management and stewardship of Fair Park, in partnership with Spectra and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, has announced that it will offer free community programming each Saturday in June and July, beginning June 8. All programs and activities will take place around Leonhardt Lagoon at historic Fair […]

Hart Institute prepares for new arrivals

Hart Institute prepares for new arrivals

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the 12 distinguished professionals (six conductors, three administrators and four American observers) selected to participate in the fifth annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place Oct. 27–Nov. 9 in Dallas, Texas: Tiffany Chang (USA); […]

Students benefit from Exchange Club funds

Students benefit from Exchange Club funds

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands has presented 57 scholarship awards to graduating seniors at Lake Highlands High School. The awards totaled $153,000 and were presented at a club breakfast on May 10. These awards are made on an annual basis and have been given since 1971. To date, more than $2,500,000 in awards have […]

Companies tempting patrons with beer cookies

Companies tempting patrons with beer cookies

When Wackym’s Kitchen recently moved in down the street from Lakewood Brewing Company, the two independently-owned businesses decided to join up for a decadent pairing. Known for crisp and crunchy, unique and classic cookie varieties, Wackym’s latest release is appropriately called The Temptress, since it uses Lakewood’s Temptress stout in the recipe. Notes of chocolate, […]

Paying collegians back in limelight

Paying collegians back in limelight

By David Mullen Here we go again. On May 14, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in essence tabled the controversial topic regarding “student-athletes” being compensated to an internal committee. The issue comes up almost every year, about the time that universities are gearing up for their upcoming — and very lucrative — football seasons. […]

Neighbors invited to trade fans for food

Neighbors invited to trade fans for food

Summer is just around the corner, but you don’t need a calendar to know that it’s getting hot outside. For many, the rising temperatures means hiding inside with the A/C blasting. But not everyone is so fortunate. So, to assist the community, Lowest Greenville is hosting a fan and window unit drive benefiting Adult Protective […]

Lakewood goes to market

Lakewood goes to market

By Amity Thomas Dallas’ favorite producer only farmers market organization — Good Local Markets — launches the brand new Lakewood Village Farmers Market on Sunday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the southeast corner of Mockingbird Lane and Abrams Road. Good Local Markets has been dedicated to showcasing all local produce, meats and eggs, […]

Rehabilitation center receives gift from businesses

Rehabilitation center receives gift from businesses

On Friday, May 10, host committee members of MEET! East Dallas proudly donated $1,500 to East Lake Pet Orphanage (ELPO), proceeds from their networking event held in February. ELPO is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating and finding homes for stray animals such as Luigi, a dog that was recently in their care. Luigi’s story […]

Golf tournament raises funds for children

Golf tournament raises funds for children

By Roseanne Lewis AT&T, Goldman Sachs and Pioneer Natural Resources joined forces Monday, April 29 to host the Dallas CASA Classic, a charity golf tournament that raised $1.8 million for abused and neglected children served by Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Dallas CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best […]

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