Trusting your pet sitter a must for good vacations

Trusting your pet sitter a must for good vacations

By Dr. Beth Leermakers A friend spent this weekend interviewing pet sitters. Her senior dog is incontinent and has to be hand-fed several times per day because of a medical condition. She was reluctant to leave her special-needs baby at a boarding kennel, so she’s looking for someone to care for her pup in the […]

Exchange Club parade pops with patriotism

Every summer on July 4th, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands salutes the community by hosting a patriotic parade and carnival. The parade includes children with decorated bikes and trikes, local neighborhoods, organizations and businesses with floats, Dallas Fire Rescue trucks, and the whole shebang is led by the Grand Marshall. The carnival is immediately […]

Music therapy wins grant for Alzheimer’s help

Music therapy wins grant for Alzheimer’s help

By Sharon Adams AWARE president Sharon Ballew has announced the grant recipients for the 2018-2019 year. Applications were submitted from nonprofit organizations located in Dallas and Collin County that are working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The final selections have been made and the recipients are: • Texas Winds Musical […]

A bird? Plane? No! It’s Captain Compliance!

A bird? Plane? No!  It’s Captain Compliance!

If you’ve ever reported a public nuisance, you’ve very likely wondered: “What happens next?” Thanks to an innovative Code Compliance executive team, Dallas Code Compliance is connecting customers directly with Code Compliance Services (CCS) on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor. By visiting Facebook.com/DallasCityCode or Twitter.com/DallasCityCode, customers can file code complaints immediately, including […]

Action, horror, comedy from around the world part of annual film festival

Action, horror, comedy from around the world part of annual film festival

By Teresa Nguyen The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates its 17th year from Thursday, July 19 through Thursday, July 26. This festival year boasts its first Kashmiri drama film and returns with a women’s showcase of Asian directed and produced films by women. Sixty-six films will be screened throughout the week: six short blocks […]

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

By Chic DiCiccio After about 10 seconds of screen time, it’s apparent that Jeff Goldblum is wondering, “What the hell am I doing here?” Unfortunately, it takes longer than 10 seconds of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” for audiences to reach that same moment. This sequel to a reboot of a franchise with several sequels (the […]

Physician has important role in challenging show

Physician has important role in challenging show

By Shari Goldstein Stern “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba, Sithui (uhm) ingonyama,” opens “The Lion King’s” (TLK) “Circle of Life” in Zulu. Said another way, “it is the lion’s way; the lion is winning; it’s a victory.” That familiar first note tells you you’re in the right, familiar place. The mysterious, haunting melody opening the first […]

You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

Officer Smokey, from the Dallas Police Mounted Patrol Unit (DPDMU), along with his four-legged and two-legged colleagues, participated in a student safety event with Dallas Area Rapid Transit this week. The DPDMU was established in 1982. The police horse is mostly used as a “patrol vehicle” that can be deployed on back streets, alleys, apartment […]

Pilot heads to North Pole for cold, hard cash

Pilot heads to North Pole for cold, hard cash

By Shelia Huffman The mission of Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) is to help people in need by providing free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. The organization arranges travel through a network of volunteer pilots for people who require specialized medical treatment not available to them locally. Every year, Angel Flight pilots fly […]

Timeless classic’s theme rings true today

Timeless classic’s theme rings true today

By Shari Goldstein Stern With the #MeToo movement underscoring so much of what’s currently in the news, the arts can teach us that this abysmal conversation isn’t really “new” news. The historical roots of men regarding women as property are inescapable. More than three centuries ago, a French novelist named Pierre Cholerlos de Laclos wrote […]