New director has eye on strategic planning

New director has eye on strategic planning

From Library Staff Reports Mary Wilonsky (pictured at right) has been named executive director of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FODPL), the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for the 29-branch library system and supports its programs. The organization’s board of directors appointed Wilonsky, who had served as interim executive director since last fall, […]

Dallas’ homeless students to benefit from prize

Dallas’ homeless students to benefit from prize

By Kurt Watkins Catastrophic. That’s the term used by school officials to describe the level of homelessness in the Dallas Independent School District. The second largest urban school district in Texas, Dallas ISD serves approximately 160,000 students. Last spring, it reported that more than 3,500 of its students were homeless. According to After8toEducate, these students […]

State Fair foots bill for major improvements

State Fair foots bill for major improvements

The State Fair of Texas aims to preserve its historical Fair Park home by helping to fund necessary improvements to its buildings and facilities. In 2018, the Fair is giving the City of Dallas $4 million to help pay for major maintenance and improvements at Fair Park, with the decision on how to allocate these […]

LH Chamber honors Rooster, Artistik Edge

The Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce recently announced its annual Business Awards. Terri Hoover (pictured below) of Artistik Edge received the Small Business of the Year award. Nonprofit of the Year went to both the Exchange Club for its generous scholarship program and to Feed Lake Highlands. Business of the Year was Rooster Home and […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees President Dan Micciche, District 3

Career and technical education on the rise Preparing students for success can look different for each student. For some, it may mean helping them prepare for the rigors of a college curriculum and, for others, it means preparing them to go directly into a wide range of high-skilled, high-wage jobs after high school graduation. That’s […]

Creek Cafe brings atmosphere of lake to Lakewood

Creek Cafe brings atmosphere of lake to Lakewood

Daisuke Mori, founder and CEO of The Creek Café (6334 Gaston Ave, Dallas) announced this week that one of the favorite American Breakfast Café concepts has entered the Lakewood area. Mori, said, “When I first came to the Lakewood area, I decided to move and open a café here because Lakewood is very beautiful and […]

New studio brings ‘Royal Workout’ to White Rock

New studio brings ‘Royal Workout’ to White Rock

  By Juliette Coulter Studio 6 Fitness, the largest and oldest Megaformer studio in Texas, held a ribbon cutting with the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of its fourth location in Lakewood at the Arboretum Village. The studio offers signature full-body workouts that challenge and improve strength, endurance and flexibility. […]

Old Doctors Hospital has new Pipeline

From Staff Reports Baylor Scott & White Health and Tenet Healthcare Corporation have reached a definitive agreement to sell Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — White Rock, a 218-bed hospital located in Dallas, to Pipeline Health, LLC. Formerly known as Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — White […]

Mayor’s call for action aimed at businesses

Mayor’s call for action aimed at businesses

By Becky Mayad Urging businesses and nonprofits to sign up by March 15, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings this week kicked off the 11th year of the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program with an aggressive campaign to increase the number of businesses providing eight-week paid internships to Dallas public and charter high school students this summer. […]

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