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. […]

Movies and meatballs? Vetted Well says, ‘Yes!’

By Sara Newberry Alamo Drafthouse started in Austin in 1997 and has since expanded to 29 locations nationwide. The first Dallas-Fort Worth theatre opened in 2013, in Richardson, fo llowed by The Cedars in 2016 and now, Lake Highlands. The movie-going experience is the best I’ve had; they are serious about the no talking/texting rule, […]

Locals, restaurants benefit from ‘Meetups’

Locals, restaurants benefit from ‘Meetups’

By Shari Goldstein Stern It’s not a professional networking, support or singles groups, nor is it a matchmaker service, social network or advocacy organization. It is not about self-empowerment or Ethiopian cooking. It is all of the above, and a lot more. Meetup seems to have some of everything for everybody. One would be hard […]

Dog park rules keep it from getting ruff

Dog park rules keep it from getting ruff

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Are dog parks a blessing or a curse? Depends whom you ask. Dog park devotees appreciate the opportunity to exercise and socialize their dogs, while some dog trainers recommend avoiding dog parks at all costs, citing the risk of fights, injury and infectious diseases. Dog parks can be terrific or terrifying […]

Council offers awards for bike use

Council offers awards for bike use

By Brian Wilson May is a good time to turn our attention to being more active. The weather is pleasant. The flowers are blooming. Outdoor festivals are plentiful. And it’s Bike Month. Throughout May, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)  is hosting the Try Parking it Bike Everywhere Challenge, open to all residents […]

Grilled Bread Salad

Grilled Bread Salad

1/2 baguette, sliced in half 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1/2 pound haricots verts, steamed until crisp-tender 1 cup corn kernels Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese Grapeseed oil Salt and pepper Heat grill to medium high. Brush cut sides of baguette with oil and season with salt […]

‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’ action filmmaking at its best

By Chic DiCiccio Have you ever worried that Captain America won’t survive to see the end credits in the movie named after him? Do you think Spider Man really isn’t going to be okay? Of course not. These are unspoken agreements that Marvel Studios has made with us for the last 10 years. We don’t […]

Neighbor’s lasting memories keep growing

By Jeanne Guerra She’s popping up again all over. A little earlier this spring because of our unusually warm weather. I see her in my backyard, under the neighbors’ trees, along the creeks I pass on my way out of Lochwood. She was blazing white at first, and now she is clad in delicate peach, […]