Albright discusses fascism, foreign policy, Trump

Albright discusses fascism, foreign policy, Trump

By Kara Schectman On Sunday, Feb. 11, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth welcomed 2,500 guests and the 64th Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to the McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU Campus. Albright discussed her latest New York Times #1 Bestseller Fascism: A Warning. Albright is the first female U.S. Secretary of State, serving […]

Luncheon discusses women in the early church

Luncheon discusses women in the early church

By Shelia Huffman Rev. Dr. Katie Hays was guest speaker at the Disciples Women’s February meeting at Central Christian Church. Her topic was “Women’s Moral Agency in the Early Church.” Katie currently pastors Galileo Church, where LGBT and neurodiversity are welcome. However, Katie grew up in a more traditional congregation, one where women did everything. […]

AARP ready to help taxpayers prep

AARP ready to help taxpayers prep

Free in-person tax help is available Feb. 5 – April 16. The Dallas Public Library partners with AARP Tax-Aide to offer free in-person tax assistance through trained volunteers. Assistance is geared toward people with low-to-moderate income, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. People […]

Luncheon raises money for research

Luncheon raises money for research

Sons of the Flag, a Dallas-based organization that supports military, veteran and first responder burn survivors and their families through funding for innovative research, treatment and education, held its fifth annual Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival recently at Brook Hollow Golf Club. The luncheon served as a kick off for the organization’s Stars […]

Arboretum adding ‘Annie’ to the season

Arboretum adding ‘Annie’ to the season

By Juliette Coulter Now that the Dallas Arboretum is preparing for Dallas Blooms, the Southwest’s largest floral festival, many are wondering when spring will arrive in 2019. What better way to find out than to bring in everybody’s favorite meteorologist, the groundhog!  The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will host its first Groundhog Day celebration […]

Simmons honored for years of service

Simmons honored for years of service

Jesse Simmons was honored with the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce 2019 Chairman’s Award at a luncheon on January 15 at Lakewood Country Club. The award is given annually to an individual for significant contributions to the Chamber through professional experience, community engagement and leadership. The Honorable Pete Sessions was in attendance and presented […]

Local Girl Scouts supported by Monster

Local Girl Scouts supported by Monster

Monster Yogurt is gearing up for Girl Scout cookie season, Jan. 11 – Feb. 24 at all locations including Dallas at 9540 Garland Rd. in Suite 394. Local Girl Scout troops are encouraged to book their time at Monster Yogurt locations to sell their delectable wares, all the while building character, learning to work as […]

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. […]

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