Before you adopt, do your homework

Before you adopt, do your homework

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Choosing a shelter dog — Doing Your Homework Part 1 Do you want to add a fur-kid to your family while saving a life? If so, head to your local animal shelter or rescue group to adopt a dog or cat. On a typical day, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) and Fort […]

Santa Cops encourage all to ‘Stuff a Bus’

Santa Cops encourage all to ‘Stuff a Bus’

With the holiday season just around the corner, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is reaching out to all DART riders to support the annual “Stuff a Bus” event scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14. The initiative will deliver socks and blankets to area nursing facilities — as well as unwrapped toys and canned food for children […]

Candlelight shows Dallas pioneers’ traditions

Candlelight shows Dallas pioneers’ traditions

By Elizabeth Lenart Make your holidays historic at Dallas Heritage Village’s 47th Annual Candlelight on Dec. 8 and 9 from 3-9 p.m. at 1515 South Harwood in Dallas. See how holiday traditions were celebrated in the late 1800s at the Village’s largest public fundraiser, featuring carriage rides, holiday storytelling, Victorian carolers, musical entertainment on three […]

On your marks, get set, volunteer!

On your marks, get set, volunteer!

Once again, For the Love of the Lake is partnering with the Dallas Marathon to recruit course guides. This year, the BMW Dallas Marathon takes place on Sunday, Dec. 9. We are hoping to get at least two people assigned to each spot. Course guides are posted at key intersections throughout the race to make […]

Ministries create memorial arch for city

Ministries create memorial arch for city

By Brooke Tinch Faith & Grief Ministries recognize that the holiday season can bring sadness and a swirl of conflicting emotions for those who are grieving. The Memorial Arch provides a place to remember your loved ones by writing their names on ribbons and tying them to the arch with names of others who are […]

Supporting local stores good for community

Supporting local stores good for community

From Staff Reports It’s a popular new American tradition: after Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) and between the big box sales on Black Friday (Nov. 23) and the online retail sales on Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) comes “Shop Local Saturday — Nov. 24.” Every year we set aside this special day to celebrate the independent, local businesses […]

Garland Road first stop on Claus’ trip

Garland Road first stop on Claus’ trip

McShan Florist’s annual holiday tradition lives on! Santa arrives Nov. 24 at the florist’s landmark location on Garland Road for a visit with neighborhood children. The event is from 1-5 p.m. The community is invited to stop by with cameras, pets on leashes and children for a memorable day for the whole family. April Barnes […]

Church celebrates 115th with party for community

Church celebrates 115th with party for community

By Shelia Huffman Steeped in local history and firmly embedded in the community, East Dallas Christian Church (EDCC) often referred to as an urban oasis, plays a vital role in the lives of the people who make up the fascinating and diverse neighborhoods east of the city. The church is home to The Housing Crisis […]

Giving Circles combine resources for bigger impact

Giving Circles combine resources for bigger impact

By Juliette Coulter The Village Giving Circle at Dallas Women’s Foundation, which started this spring, has presented its first grants to organizations and initiatives that positively impact the African-American community in North Texas. At a reception at Hotel ZaZa on Nov. 4, the group gave grants to nine nonprofits totaling $122,000. The grants included the […]

Pets make giving thanks more fun

Pets make giving thanks more fun

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate what’s going well in our lives. Family and health often top the list when Americans count their blessings. Many pet parents consider their cats and dogs part of their family. Our fur-children may contribute to our physical and emotional health and well-being. Here are seven […]

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