Cherry blossoms make annual appearance

Cherry blossoms make annual appearance

By Juliette Coulter Every spring at the Dallas Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms floral festival, there’s a magical moment when the 125 Japanese cherry trees begin to bloom along with the 3,000 azaleas. A wave of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms on the cherry trees are now starting to emerge, indicating that springtime is here in […]

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way

The Dallas Arboretum announced its Easter weekend festivities that include something for everyone in the family to make it a memorable outing. The main garden is full of activities and special events from April 15-17. Guests can also visit the award-winning Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, an eight-acre scientific garden with plenty of hands-on activities […]

Garden Center helps locals grow dreams

Garden Center helps locals grow dreams

By Judy Babb Brumley Gardens isn’t like a garden center in a typical big box store. Owner Chris Brumley is proud of that. He lives on his farm in Wills Point — a farm that provides 80 percent of the plants to the garden center. He makes the typically 45-minute to an hour drive to […]

Zak Williams talks about mental health

Zak Williams talks about mental health

On March 9, Grant Halliburton Foundation welcomed Zak Williams, mental health advocate, CEO and founder of PYM, and son of the late Robin Williams, to share his story at the 13th annual Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon. The luncheon supports Grant Halliburton Foundation’s work providing education, resources and support for children, teen and young adult […]

Powerful exhibition part of new schedule

Powerful exhibition part of new schedule

The African American Museum, Dallas welcomes spring with an array of activities plus a powerful exhibition featuring the works by celebrated Oak Cliff artist Arthello Beck Jr., the first African American to open an art gallery in Dallas — and considered one of the city’s best artists. Also, a conference on the underground railroad in […]

Medical Center earns elite status

Medical Center earns elite status

By Melissa Grych White Rock Medical Center is now accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center with Adolescent Care and Obesity Medicine. White Rock Medical Center joins 10 other healthcare facilities nationally that have achieved the three designations required for this elite level of accreditation, and is only second in Texas to earn this recognition. […]

Local owner has passion for pedals

Local owner has passion for pedals

By Judy Babb The guest bedroom at 40-year-old physical education teacher and volleyball and track coach Heather Cohen’s home is not what people would expect. When she opens the door, instead of seeing a bed, dresser and the accouterments of a cozy bedroom, she sees her pride and joy — her stable of bicycles. Ten […]

Chamber cheers on newest member

Chamber cheers on newest member

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Grand Opening of Serenity Dallas on Dilido Road. Serenity is a beautifully remodeled living facility for neighbors 55 plus. State Representative Jasmine Crockett and Kristin McNeal, from Mayor Eric Johnson’s office, were in attendance. Pictured with scissors is Property Manager Sherrie Taylor. — From Staff Reports

Blooms backdrop for annual bash

Blooms backdrop for annual bash

By Juliette Coulter The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s fifth annual Food & Wine Festival, presented by Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, is set for Thursday, March 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the garden during the height of Dallas Blooms. This food-filled festival features an evening of the top local chefs serving their delectable […]

‘Cheers’ of East Dallas has heart, soul, rock ‘n roll

‘Cheers’ of East Dallas has heart, soul, rock ‘n roll

By Shari Goldstein Stern A British Invasion in Dallas 75238? What does that sound like in 2022? Look like?  Tucked away in a cozy, Lake Highlands strip center, Lone Star Roadhouse (LSR) has attracted thousands of patrons from the ’hood throughout the years, although fans from across zip codes learned long ago that the E. […]