Hard not to like Easy Slider’s creativity

By Sara Newberry Sliders, in and of themselves, are not something I normally seek out. I like a burger (OK, I love a burger), but part of the burger experience I enjoy is the meal-on-bread aspect of it. Sliders are great at a cocktail party or as part of a larger multi-food experience (like a […]

Audiences will die laughing during ‘Deadpool 2’

By Chic DiCiccio During the pre-opening credits sequence of “Deadpool 2,” Deadpool/Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) travels the world and kills dozens of people in highly graphic, yet interesting ways. This is set to an extremely popular 1980s hit song that now seems as if it was written specifically for this moment. It’s also the moment […]

Swank speaks out about domestic violence

Swank speaks out about domestic violence

By Shelia Huffman Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support celebrated its 25th annual fundraising luncheon Friday, May 11 at Dallas’ Hilton Anatole Hotel. Nearly 1500 people gathered in the Chantilly Ballroom to support women and children who have been victims of domestic violence and abuse. The staggering statistics are that this year alone more than 1300 […]

Rite of passage celebrated at Lakehill

Rite of passage celebrated at Lakehill

The Junior-Senior Ring Ceremony remains one of the most significant events of the Upper School end-of-year activities. There has always been a special bond between the junior and senior classes at Lakehill, and this year’s group is no exception. Held on April 26, amidst the elegance of the Warwick Melrose Hotel, the Junior-Senior Ring Luncheon […]

Seed-to-table dinner set for June 10

Seed-to-table dinner set for June 10

Promise of Peace Gardens is hosting a 100 Mile Dinner at the Statler Dallas on June 10 with four of Dallas’ favorite celebrity Chefs. Chefs Graham Dodds, Peja Kristic, Matthew McCallister and Junior Borges will deliver a five-course dinner with passed appetizers. Live music by Mack Price and Mack Price Jr. will add to the […]

Strawberry Galette

Strawberry Galette

Filling: 6 cups hulled and quartered strawberries 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons flour Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pie crust, either homemade or packaged Flour, for rolling out pie crust 3 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons sparkling sugar (optional) Heat the oven to 400F. In a bowl, combine […]

McCarthy’s ‘Life of the Party’ dies on the screen

McCarthy’s ‘Life of the Party’ dies on the screen

By Chic DiCiccio Here’s a non-gender specific movie premise: Divorced, middle aged, college dropout decides to finish college with their about to graduate daughter. Hijinks ensue. No, it doesn’t star Adam Sandler. This is, in fact, another horrendous Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle with an equally horrendous title, “Life of the Party.” It’s the third clunker […]

Local pen pals finally meet face-to-face

Local pen pals finally meet face-to-face

By Shelia Huffman Students from Bayles Elementary and Armstrong Elementary along with their parents and volunteers from Southern Methodist University gathered in Bayles Promise of Peace (POP) garden Saturday afternoon to celebrate community and build bridges between the Clermont neighborhood and other Dallas communities. Many Armstrong and Bayles students are already pen pals and Saturday’s […]

Artist breaks down life into little moments

Artist breaks down life into little moments

By Sujata Dand On the day Danielle Kimzey’s son was born, she woke up at 6 a.m. with labor pains. The early morning light caught her eye. The slow-rising sun was gently slipping in through her shaded window at her home in Little Forest Hills. “The light was so cool,” Kimzey (pictured at right with […]

Root beer floats part of Memorial Day fun

In honor of America’s armed forces, the Arboretum offers free admission into the main garden during Memorial Day weekend for active duty members and veterans of the United States military, and first responders with a valid photo ID. On Memorial Day, the celebration continues with face painting and a petting zoo in the Pecan Grove. […]

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