Annual Okrapalooza outgrows its old digs, moves to family farm

Annual Okrapalooza outgrows its old digs, moves to family farm

From P.O.P. Staff Reports Promise of Peace Gardens (P.O.P.) began its journey on the road to food equity 10 years ago, and immediately encountered some of Dallas’ best chefs in the process.  The annual Okrapalooza event was born in 2009 as Elizabeth Dry and local chefs — including Graham Dodds, Janice Provost, Sharon Van Meter, […]

Lakewood man started Texas music festival

Lakewood man started Texas music festival

Texas International Pop Festival 1969   By Shari Goldstein Stern Who knew that a peace and love fest was right under our noses here in Texas just after Woodstock? You might call the summer of 1969 an explosion of rock music across the country. The historic period that turned rock music on its ear was […]

Local small businesses receive honors

Local small businesses receive honors

By Deborah Brown The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Chamber Awards this past Tuesday at the Lakewood Country Club. Eight area businesses were honored with the following recognitions: BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  This award is given to recognize the outstanding East Dallas business of the year. Highland Park Cafeteria CHAIRMAN’S AWARD […]

Program’s growth depends on more resources

Program’s growth depends on more resources

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY By Lisa Miller North Texas Giving Day is back this year on September 19! Leading up to the big day, we will be profiling select White Rock Lake-area participating nonprofits. One of these nonprofits, Dallas United Crew is participating for its fifth year. When you look out onto to White Rock […]

Labor Day goes prehistoric at Perot

Labor Day goes prehistoric at Perot

Back for its second year, Dino Fest, a paleontological party and celebration of all things dinosaur, will return to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Aug. 31-Sept. 1. All five levels of the Museum will be teeming with dinosaur activities, including hands-on fossil digs, music and treats on the plaza, trivia, live interactions with […]

Brown wins coveted title

Brown wins coveted title

By Shelia Huffman Joyce Brown of Flower Mound won the 2019 title of “Ms. Texas Senior America” Saturday afternoon at the Doubletree Galleria in Addison, Texas. Joyce has been a church volunteer for more than 25 years and volunteers at the Homeless Shelter, serving meals and offering words of encouragement to those in need. She […]

Finalists ready to wow with Fair food

Finalists ready to wow with Fair food

By Karissa Condoianis The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to partner with Metro by T-Mobile to present the 15th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards.  On Sunday, Aug. 25, three winners will be crowned in the categories of “Best […]

Writers get on track with city’s diversity

Writers get on track with city’s diversity

The Central Track Writer’s Project is presenting an evening of brand-new chapbooks — poetic works — made available for the first time by three of the most talented, important and innovative writers in the Dallas literary community. On Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., they will be celebrated and showcased via a collaborative reading and discussion. […]

Baby boomers celebrate season of love

Baby boomers celebrate season of love

WOODSTOCK — 50 years LATER By Shari Goldstein Stern Who doesn’t love ’60s music, and think it was the best decade of the art form? Most Baby Boomers won’t argue, and might actually be obsessed with the genre, having grown up against the background of Janis Joplin, Santana, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker and Richie Havens. […]

Hill Middle School to benefit from Nancy Liberman Charities

Hill Middle School to benefit from Nancy Liberman Charities

Students at Robert T. Hill Middle School who need school supplies will have an opportunity to receive everything they need on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Nancy Liberman Charites will be providing 500 students with zipper portfolios/Chromebook holders and a box of school supplies. The event will start at 4 p.m. at Robert T. Hill Middle School […]

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