Alumni learn bonds last forever

Alumni learn bonds last forever

By Lisa W. Miller Dallas United Crew (DUC) welcomed alumni back to the boats for its third annual Alumni Row at White Rock Lake. The event rekindled memories of racing boats and winning medals throughout their high school rowing careers. While some may have not been in a boat since they moved on from DUC, […]

Riders share need for speed

Riders share need for speed

By David Mullen Local cyclocross riders Tyler Cloutier, 31, and Abigail Yates, 16, share a passion for hitting the road, even if they are miles apart in life experiences.  Both competed in the Resolution Cross Cup on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at Winters Park Amphitheater in Garland, home to the North Texas Cyclocross group. […]

Change is on the horizon

Change is on the horizon

By Stephen Sardone Bob Dylan famously sang “the times they are a-changin’.” This can apply to the future trends in home improvement, required by generations that probably don’t even know who Dylan is. I know that you are “a thinkin’” that you just got done readying your home for the holidays. But as you will […]

Sandler gives Oscar-worthy performance in ‘Uncut Gems’

Sandler gives Oscar-worthy performance in ‘Uncut Gems’

By Chic DiCiccio Critics are an odd bunch. While rightfully praising Adam Sandler’s flawless performance in “Uncut Gems,” many feel it necessary to dump on every movie that he’s ever appeared in. It’s as if they hold some bizarre grudge against him, and having to admit that he’s crafted a truly transcendent role is too […]

Feed Co. has twist on flavors, flights of whiskey

Feed Co. has twist on flavors, flights of whiskey

By R. H. Lannen Feed Co. Eatery and Bourbon Lounge may be tucked away down Alta Avenue, off of the main drag of lower Greenville, but it is worth seeking out. With more than 200 types of whiskeys on-site and a hearty menu, Feed Co. is so much more than just another bar and has […]

Feed the birds … but only if you know it’s OK

Feed the birds … but only if you know it’s OK

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Birding is one of the most popular, fastest growing outdoor recreational activities. More than 65 million Americans feed, watch and landscape their yard for birds. On Dec. 21, Audubon Dallas is holding its annual Christmas Bird Count (near Inwood Road and Cedar Springs).  Should You Feed  Wild Birds?  I always assumed […]

‘Evan Hansen’ makes audiences think

‘Evan Hansen’ makes audiences think

By Shari Goldstein Stern Telling this story might have been unthinkable in past decades, but it’s claiming audiences’ attention and reverence across generations today.  While the intense “Dear Evan Hansen” is a musical with a lovely score, its lyrics support the story of tough, while currently familiar, recognizable, human challenges. “Dear Evan Hansen” delivers audiences […]

Replace the cord, don’t cut it

By Stephen Sardone After gobbling up that big Thanksgiving meal, possibly snoozing in your big easy chair and yelling at the TV at the Dallas Cowboys, there is little time to enjoy the leftovers.  The pressure is on to ready the house for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmastime, and it can be as tough as Santa’s […]

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Cake: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cardamom 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups pumpkin butter Grated zest of 1 orange […]

The Heights has modern twist on nostalgic diner favorites

The Heights has modern twist on nostalgic diner favorites

By R. H. Lannen In the last few years, The Heights has solidified itself as a staple in the Lakewood shopping center, an area that has made or broken restaurants throughout the years. By offering a southern-inspired menu and a well-equipped coffee bar, the restaurant has gained a strong following with the growing and changing […]