Building alliances transcends politics

Building alliances transcends politics

By Sujata Dand “A man was fished out of this creek,” Vikki Martin remembers as she drives her red pick-up truck down Peavy Road. “It was 3 o’clock and all of the school kids watched. That’s wrong. I have a problem living in a neighborhood like that.” Things like that don’t really happen anymore in […]

Local women help ‘the vision of life’ change

Local women help ‘the vision of life’ change

By Sujata Dand As the sun begins to set in East Dallas, the unexpected sound of African drumbeats echoes through the Lakewood neighborhood. The music and the aroma of authentic Congolese cuisine guide you to a celebration commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Congo Restoration, a non-profit organization lovingly supported by many of these East Dallas […]

Local Traveler feels right at home

Local Traveler feels right at home

By Sara Newberry Local Traveler is the new restaurant from the team behind The Lot and the chef from the late and lamented On the Lamb. They have endeavored to create a sophisticated experience without pretense, and in a lot of ways they have succeeded. The menu is definitely chef-driven, but nothing is too intimidating […]

Avoid toxic substances during holiday traditions

Avoid toxic substances during holiday traditions

By Dr Beth Leermakers As my foster dog Zena happily munched on a plant in a potential adopter’s yard, the adopters debated whether they’d removed all the poison ivy. Then we all wondered if poison ivy is toxic to dogs (it’s not). Many people are aware that poinsettias are poisonous to dogs and cats, but […]

Lyric ready to ‘unplug’ Majestic’s golden age

Lyric ready to ‘unplug’ Majestic’s golden age

By Shari Goldstein Stern Since 1905, Downtown Dallas’ Majestic Theatre was relocated several times before settling in place for decades, yet the legendary theatre withstood the test of time and motion with grace. The theatre’s current location since 1921 was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. In Feb. 1920, Dallas businessman […]

Poems join altars for Dia de los Muertos

Poems join altars for Dia de los Muertos

The Bath House Cultural Center presents the 32nd Annual Day of the Dead art exhibition called Día de los Muertos: Memories Written in Verse. This year, the exhibition has a literary theme and features Day of the Dead altars and visual art in a variety of media that include or are accompanied by poems. The […]

Artist sells paintings to global superstar

Artist sells paintings to global superstar

By Max Black Local artist Marc Dominus made headlines when BTS member Kim Taehyung, better known as V, walked into Kettle Art and bought two of Dominus’s paintings on a rainy Friday night in September. BTS were in town for their Love Yourself tour, performing a sold out show at The Fort Worth Convention Center […]

Resilience, self-discovery theater’s 2019 theme

Resilience, self-discovery theater’s 2019 theme

By Shari Goldstein Stern Janelle Lutz is the featured entertainer at Second Thought Theatre’s (STT) fifth annual State of Mind. She will perform a cabaret of vocals from musical theater, Disney and a variety of well-known tunes. The evening gives the theater an opportunity to thank its generous and dedicated supporters before kicking off the […]

Members get sneak peek at book sale titles

Members get sneak peek at book sale titles

Lochwood Branch Library Friends’ Book Sale Fundraiser is on Oct. 30- Nov. 5 at the Dallas Public Library’s Lochwood Branch.  A “Members Only Preview Sale” is on Tuesday, Oct.30 from 3-7p.m. There will be memberships available at the door, so bring your friends! Support the library and get first choice on thousands of books, CDs, […]

Church hosts annual event in dog park

Church hosts annual event in dog park

By Shelia Huffman St. Francis Day was celebrated this year on Oct. 4, but if you missed the time-honored Christian tradition of taking your pet to church for a blessing, Central Christian Church will gather on Sunday, Oct. 28 for the annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis […]