Troop 68 welcomes four Eagle Scouts

The Court of Honor for Boy Scouts of America Troop 68 was held May 14 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Four young men earned the distinction of Eagle Scout. Harrison C. Wilkes lives in Highland Park, and is currently finishing his junior year at Highland Park High School. Outside of the classroom he has […]

Texas snakes say: Don’t tread on me!

Texas snakes say: Don’t tread on me!

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Years ago my dog Snowie was bitten on his face by a snake. Snowie was rooting around in the bushes when he disturbed a snake (probably a copperhead), which bit him several times. His face quickly became extremely swollen. In a panic, I immediately called my vet. The vet recommended I […]

Sisters have singing, acting, dancing in DNA

Sisters have singing, acting, dancing in DNA

By Shari Goldstein Stern What “The Sound of Music’s” Von Trapp Family Singers did for Austria, so the Anderson family does for Dallas. The late Ray and Joan Anderson made a name for themselves and their family in the area’s live theater, ingraining in their two daughters a solid performance legacy. Sisters Linda Anderson Frank […]

You had me at ‘cheese’

You had me at ‘cheese’

The Promise of Peace (POP) Gardens and Bar & Garden are pairing up for a wine tasting. Wonderful wines along with delectable cheeses from The Mozzarella Co. will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon until 5 p.m. Bar & Garden Dallas is a small-batch spirits, natural wine and craft beer store, which also […]

Pork Chops Al Pastor-Style

Pork Chops Al Pastor-Style

1 can crushed pineapple 3 packets sazon seasoning with cilantro and achiote 2 tablespoons ground annatto seed Juice of 2 limes 4 thick pork loin chops (about 2 pounds) 1 pineapple, peeled and sliced 2 onions, cut into wedges Lime wedges, for serving Olive oil Salt and pepper In a resealable bag, combine the crushed […]

Staying cool is a matter of survival

By Sara Newberry Ah, summer! We have already had more than a couple of days of temperatures in the triple digits. While I love air conditioning and ice water, sometimes I need a treat to take more of the edge off of the temperatures. Lucky for me, there are numerous options for frozen treats nearby. […]

Del Toro ‘oozes quiet menace’ in ‘Sicario: Day of Soldado’

By Chic DiCiccio When the credits rolled in 2015’s “Sicario,” there couldn’t have been many people thinking they couldn’t wait for the sequel. That borderline perfect crime thriller wrapped up its story and the characters, while intriguing, had a sense of finality. When the news broke that “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” was moving forward, […]

Trusting your pet sitter a must for good vacations

Trusting your pet sitter a must for good vacations

By Dr. Beth Leermakers A friend spent this weekend interviewing pet sitters. Her senior dog is incontinent and has to be hand-fed several times per day because of a medical condition. She was reluctant to leave her special-needs baby at a boarding kennel, so she’s looking for someone to care for her pup in the […]

Music therapy wins grant for Alzheimer’s help

Music therapy wins grant for Alzheimer’s help

By Sharon Adams AWARE president Sharon Ballew has announced the grant recipients for the 2018-2019 year. Applications were submitted from nonprofit organizations located in Dallas and Collin County that are working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The final selections have been made and the recipients are: • Texas Winds Musical […]

Blueberry-Basil Granita

3 cups blueberries 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves Juice of 1 lime Pinch of salt In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and process to a smooth puree. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan and freeze for 30 minutes. Scrape with a fork to break up the […]