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. […]

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 […]

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