REMEMBERING 9/11

REMEMBERING 9/11

“Mother’s Heart” I sing the songs of our forefathers — And add a verse for you! Say a prayer to Lord Jesus, To see us safely through. Don’t let us be a martyr To those who hate our homeland — Heal the pain, so cruelly given, Please help us understand — The need to reach […]

Okra takes over The Lot

Okra takes over The Lot

Promise of Peace Gardens raising funds for local school children and their families By Elizabeth Dry Okrapalooza 2018 is this Sunday, Sept. 9 at The Lot in East Dallas. This is the ninth year the Promise of Peace Community Gardens have brought together Dallas’ top chefs to cook off for the best okra dish while […]

Dallas Beer Kitchen forgot the kitchen

Dallas Beer Kitchen forgot the kitchen

By Sara Newberry Dallas Beer Kitchen has definitely been through some ups and downs in its five-year history. After opening in 2013, they thrived until construction affected business so deeply that the former owner had to close the doors. Amazingly, two investors swooped in, and the place reopened after only five days. There was talk […]

Ethan Hawke creates a masterpiece, and a star, in ‘Blaze’

Ethan Hawke creates a masterpiece, and a star, in ‘Blaze’

By Chic DiCiccio “Blaze” is director Ethan Hawke’s love letter to country singer Blaze Foley, a belligerent, surly drunk who was tragically killed at the age of 40. Blaze wasn’t a good husband, friendly to audiences or remotely close to any commercial success, but he was exceptional at one thing: writing country songs.  So, what […]

Women’s Ministry offers ‘pay as you may’ cooking classes

Women’s Ministry offers ‘pay as you may’ cooking classes

By Shelia Huffman   To help Instant Pot owners get to know their appliance, overcome their fears and get cooking, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) held a class Saturday morning on Instant Pot Cooking.   The Instant Pot is the third generation, programmable pressure cooker that can also slow cook meals, saute vegetables, boil […]

IT IS EASY BEING GREEN!

IT IS EASY BEING GREEN!

Semis glide past regulations   By Naïma Hill Not only do we have to battle immense traffic, potholes and constant construction on our Dallas roads, we have to do it all smashed amidst huge diesel trucks. I worry about the emissions from my car, but every time I’m near the gigantic trucks, I peer over, […]

Youth could prevail in NFC

Youth could prevail in NFC

By David Mullen This could be the year the Dallas Cowboys really make a difference in building the future of the franchise. They are young, talented and look like a different team than last year. And despite competing in the same division as the defending World Champion Philadelphia Eagles, they could surprise. At least they […]

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ANIMALS

FOR THE LOVE OF THE ANIMALS

Five ways to help your dog shine at the groomer  By Dr. Beth Leermakers With a house full of short-haired dogs, I can’t remember the last time I took a dog to a groomer. My dogs usually get their nails trimmed at the vet clinic, and I occasionally spray them down with the hose after […]

Peter Pan presents pumpkins

Peter Pan presents pumpkins

The Arboretum autumn festival has been named one of “the best pumpkin picking experiences in the country” by TripAdvisor and “One of The World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest. This year, the Dallas Arboretum’s festival highlights “The Adventures in Neverland,” featuring scenes from the beloved book, Peter and Wendy, Sept. 22 to Nov. […]

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY

Dallas Academy offers unique learning tools   North Texas Giving Day is turning 10 years old and there is a lot to celebrate, including the many White Rock Lake area nonprofits. One of these nonprofits, Dallas Academy, is participating for its third year. Many in the East Dallas community are aware of the presence of […]