One-on-one tutoring proves successful

One-on-one tutoring proves successful

By Lisa Bracken In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Reading Partners is doubling down on its mission by having all staff and AmeriCorps members across the country take part in an organization-wide day of tutoring to help ensure that students receive as many individualized tutoring sessions as possible. The 2018-19 school year marks the 20th […]

‘Living’ wax museum helps students learn history

‘Living’ wax museum helps students learn history

By Gigi Ekstrom On February 12, Lakehill’s third grade students stepped into a museum, not as visitors, but, this time, as the exhibits themselves.  To culminate a unit on influential figures in Texas history, students had the unique opportunity to bring the person they had researched to life, complete with authentic costumes, backdrops and props. […]

All the Oscar buzz is about who’s missing from the show

All the Oscar buzz is about who’s missing from the show

By Chic DiCiccio The 2019 Academy Awards are this Sunday night so that means it’s time for the obligatory Oscar predictions, complete with what movies, actors and actresses were ripped off.  Quick preview: there will be many mentions of “Hereditary” in this column. The fact that anyone could prefer anything about the train wreck that […]

Swimmers headed to State

Swimmers headed to State

The Woodrow Wilson Girls swim team recently competed in the Region 5A swim meet in Lewisville and walked away with an overall second place team finish. Seven members of the Woodrow team finished 1st or 2nd in their events to qualify for the State meet in Austin this month. Qualifying team members included Irina Starostin […]

New ‘celebration wall’ honors past rowers

New ‘celebration wall’ honors past rowers

White Rock Rowing (WRR) partnered with the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting on Jan. 31 to launch the spring season at WRR. Along with food and drink, White Rock executives spoke about the upcoming season, as well as touched on the community roots of the established club. The event featured […]

Local Market to double SNAP dollars

Local Market to double SNAP dollars

Good Local Markets kicks off White Rock Farmers Market’s 11th season on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 9150 Garland Road in Dallas. This season, Good Local Markets will be doubling SNAP/EBT dollars, increasing healthy food access for SNAP users. SNAP/EBT users will be able to slide their card at the farmers market […]

Lakehill team makes strategic alliances

Lakehill team makes strategic alliances

On Saturday, January 26, Lakehill’s First Tech Challenge Robotics team, the Bionicles, competed in their second qualifying tournament in Ferris, Texas. The Bionicles’ robot, Thok, performed beautifully. Throughout the first half of the day, the team found themselves in the top spot in the rankings, out of 27 teams. The Bionicles held that position until […]

For a few bones, artists will entertain

For a few bones, artists will entertain

The ninth annual Concert for Kindness returns to Moody Performance Hall on March 10, bringing performance and visual artists together to celebrate art and animals all while raising funds for homeless pets. Presented by Artists for Animals, the evening features a multimedia concert, a silent auction and a heartwarming photography and art presentation. Proceeds from […]

Albright discusses fascism, foreign policy, Trump

Albright discusses fascism, foreign policy, Trump

By Kara Schectman On Sunday, Feb. 11, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth welcomed 2,500 guests and the 64th Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to the McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU Campus. Albright discussed her latest New York Times #1 Bestseller Fascism: A Warning. Albright is the first female U.S. Secretary of State, serving […]

Local actress takes risks in ‘High Dive’

Local actress takes risks in ‘High Dive’

By Shari Goldstein Stern Who has ever, while perched on a high diving board, trembling with fear, and with a knot in your stomach, wished no one would see you if turned around and retreated back down to the safety of your beach towel down below? For White Rock and East Dallasites, maybe you were […]

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