Snyder’s giving nature touches lives

Snyder’s giving nature touches lives

By Victoria Albrecht The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to present the 2018 Mary Spencer Award to Bobbi Snyder during Paws Cause 2019, “4 Paws at a Time,” benefitting the Southern Dallas Spay/Neuter and Wellness Initiative and the SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Clinic at Village Fair.  The award recognizes Snyder as an animal advocate […]

Gardeners tip toe through the tulips

Gardeners tip toe through the tulips

By Juliette Coulter The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s horticultural staff, with the help of up to 30 additional seasonal gardeners, are laying out and planting more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs throughout the 66-acre garden. As one of the city’s dirtiest jobs, these gardeners know that their hard work will result in the most spectacular […]

‘Old soul’ creates businesses to help others

‘Old soul’ creates businesses to help others

By Sujata Dand “The trick is in the wick,” Christopher Row explains as he fills up a tin container with soy wax. The 12-year-old St. John’s Episcopal student is in his candle making office, a converted closet on the second floor of his East Dallas home. His pet bird Wheatley watches quietly from his cage. […]

Schools’ wish lists flash-funded; new equipment on the way

Schools’ wish lists flash-funded; new equipment on the way

By Carrie Dyer Just in time for the holidays, an anonymous donor who believes deeply in the power of educators joined Best in Class coalition in making wishes come true for kids and teachers on 361 campuses across 19 North Texas cities by flash-funding all teachers’ DonorsChoose.org projects.  The teacher projects total more than $600,000 […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees  Dan Micciche, District 3

Exciting new Dallas ISD partnership with Dallas Arboretum I am pleased to tell you about a new partnership between Dallas ISD and the Dallas Arboretum.  The Jonesville Pathway for Science Education (JPSE) is the Dallas Arboretum’s newest initiative to deliver exploration-based, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in partnership with Dallas ISD.  Thanks to […]

Chamber recognizes outstanding Teachers of the Year

Chamber recognizes outstanding Teachers of the Year

By Deborah Brown The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding teachers who have made significant contributions to the classrooms and the community. The 2018 Teacher of the Year Award Winners are: Maria Pacheco, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary; Susan Moreno, J. L. Long Middle School; Megan Johnson, Skyline High School; Sarah Lewis, Dallas Academy; […]

New director ready to share her passion

New director ready to share her passion

Autumn Leaves, the senior living community on the shores of White Rock Lake in East Dallas, has hired a new executive director, Linda Carcano.  Carcano (pictured) is a licensed nursing facility administrator with more than 18 years of executive operations management experience in both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care settings. Additionally, she brings more than […]

Legends Juniors tour honors Adams

Legends Juniors tour honors Adams

Connor Adams (pictured), a sophomore at Dallas Christian, was presented with the James A. Ragan Sportsmanship Award by the Legends Junior Golf Tour in a ceremony at the Jackie Burke Cup in Galveston. “He was nominated by his peers because of his great attitude and respect he shows for his competitors and other around him,” […]

Supporting local stores good for community

Supporting local stores good for community

From Staff Reports It’s a popular new American tradition: after Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) and between the big box sales on Black Friday (Nov. 23) and the online retail sales on Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) comes “Shop Local Saturday — Nov. 24.” Every year we set aside this special day to celebrate the independent, local businesses […]

Garland Road first stop on Claus’ trip

Garland Road first stop on Claus’ trip

McShan Florist’s annual holiday tradition lives on! Santa arrives Nov. 24 at the florist’s landmark location on Garland Road for a visit with neighborhood children. The event is from 1-5 p.m. The community is invited to stop by with cameras, pets on leashes and children for a memorable day for the whole family. April Barnes […]