Dispite challenges, vet competes — and wins!

By Kristi Etheredge Born Oct. 5, 1948 in the sleepy hamlet of Carlisle, Iowa, John Powell overcame unbelievable odds as a child. Stricken with dreaded polio at the age of four, and spending two years of his young life in an iron lung, he was fortunate enough to eventually recover with no apparent serious after […]

Students become Kings of the Cubes

Students become Kings of the Cubes

By Gigi Ekstrom When Lakehill’s new Rubik’s Cube Club met for the first time on September 14, it had two avid “Cubers” to thank. “I first saw a kid on a plane solve a Cube and, immediately, I wanted to know more,” said Lakehill seventh grader Vivek Patel (pictured at right, on the left). While […]

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ perfectly scary fun

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ perfectly scary fun

By Chic DiCiccio Any scary movie designed for kids walks a fine line between jump scares that last for two seconds and horrific moments that cause endless nightmares. If it’s cheesy and not frightening enough, it won’t even phase an 8-year old kid. If it’s traumatizing, parents aren’t going to be happy about that same […]

Drumba syncs souls at CC Young

Drumba syncs souls at CC Young

By Shelia Huffman Pump it up! Get your stixs on! Fitness instructor Jill Beam’s energy fills the room at CC Young’s exercise class in Drumba, the new work-out craze everyone is crazy about. Why is Drumba so popular? It’s a cardiovascular workout that increases muscle strength and stimulates the brain. Plus, it’s fun and everyone […]

Dallas approves Climate Action Plan

Dallas approves Climate Action Plan

IT IS EASY BEING GREEN! By Naïma Hill When the news is overcome with negativity, find the positive. In our current times of the U.S. government rolling back several environmental initiatives it seems, we are taking steps backwards in an urgent period. Carbon dioxide levels continue to increase, the average global temperatures are inching up, […]

Princesses and peas

Princesses and peas

By Nancy Black I nibbled at first; then I finally took the bait. After driving my K-Pop music-crazed teenager to and from Fort Worth twice this past weekend, I was hooked. I had to find out what the “sign” was all about. “Mattress companies lie!” the billboard on I-30 I kept passing reads. The website […]

Grief support important for pet’s well-being

Grief support important for pet’s well-being

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ANIMALS By Dr. Beth Leermakers For an animal lover, one of the most heart-wrenching sights is a dog being dropped off by his family at an animal shelter. Many dogs whimper and cling to their people in apparent despair and confusion, wondering why they’re being left in a loud, scary […]

Media ethics lecture to feature Belo’s Moroney

Media ethics lecture to feature Belo’s Moroney

Jim Moroney (pictured), recently retired publisher of The Dallas Morning News, will give the 19th annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics at SMU at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The lecture, titled “I Am an ‘Enemy of the People,’” will be held in Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop […]

Seniors celebrate with a Fosse Follies

Seniors celebrate with a Fosse Follies

By Shari Goldstein Stern When you’re a senior in high school, performing in musicals and plays is a very big deal. As a senior in college, acting in theater department productions can be life-changing. When you’re a senior citizen, appearing in the “Spectacular Senior Follies” is a life-affirming opportunity for seniors — if they can […]

Klyde Warren Park offers outdoor opera event

Klyde Warren Park offers outdoor opera event

The Dallas Opera announces a free public simulcast at Klyde Warren Park featuring Carmen, by Georges Bizet. The special presentation takes place in Downtown Dallas on Friday, Oct. 19 (program begins at 6:30 p.m., curtain time – 7:30 p.m.).  This will be a live simulcast of the opening night performance in the Winspear Opera House […]

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