‘Old soul’ creates businesses to help others

‘Old soul’ creates businesses to help others

By Sujata Dand “The trick is in the wick,” Christopher Row explains as he fills up a tin container with soy wax. The 12-year-old St. John’s Episcopal student is in his candle making office, a converted closet on the second floor of his East Dallas home. His pet bird Wheatley watches quietly from his cage. […]

Families invited to celebrate at Day 1 Dallas

Families invited to celebrate at Day 1 Dallas

VOGEL ALCOVE Day 1 Dallas is a free family fair and firework show on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2019. The event is held in the Centennial building at Fair Park. From 3-7 p.m. children and families can enjoy games, arts & crafts, live music and magic performances, bounce houses, rock climbing, a reptile exhibit, […]

Shelter dogs are grateful to new owners

Shelter dogs are grateful to new owners

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Choosing the Right Shelter Dog, Part 2 – Meeting Potential Dogs at the Shelter  In my last column I stressed the importance of choosing a shelter dog that’s a good match for your lifestyle. A potential adopter recently applied to adopt Oliver, my high-energy, slightly neurotic foster dog. Although he’s a […]

‘Solstice’ celebrates with sparkling ensemble

‘Solstice’ celebrates with sparkling ensemble

By Shari Goldstein Stern Take a cozy little picnic in the middle of a forest in the dark of night and then within moments go on a shopping binge at NorthPark Center, and you’ll get a surprising little Christmas present tied with a bow of TV sound bites.  The unique holiday gift is “Solstice,” and […]

Perseverance proves dreams can come true

Perseverance proves dreams can come true

By Lisa Miller A dream, six years in the making, has finally come to fruition for Dallas United Crew (DUC). The 501(c)3 non-profit rowing and dragon boating organization recently celebrated its boathouse dedication at White Rock Lake. City dignitaries and community leaders were in attendance to help with the ribbon cutting and to acknowledge the […]

State Fair releases coveted recipes

State Fair releases coveted recipes

Cookies and the holiday season go together like Big Tex and corny dogs — one just enhances the other. Holiday cookies can be traditional, but that doesn’t mean you should make the same batch year after year. If you’re looking to venture out into new culinary territory this season, look no further than the State […]

Chamber recognizes outstanding Teachers of the Year

Chamber recognizes outstanding Teachers of the Year

By Deborah Brown The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding teachers who have made significant contributions to the classrooms and the community. The 2018 Teacher of the Year Award Winners are: Maria Pacheco, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary; Susan Moreno, J. L. Long Middle School; Megan Johnson, Skyline High School; Sarah Lewis, Dallas Academy; […]

Maya’s makes new foods accessible

Maya’s makes new foods accessible

By Sara Newberry Maya’s Modern Mediterranean is the newest eatery in the Casa Linda shopping center, located in the space that was formerly occupied by Alligator Cafe. It’s exciting to have a Middle Eastern place so close by.  I approached Maya’s Modern Mediterranean like this: the menu is kind of a gateway to more authentic […]

Teachers known for dedication to students

Teachers known for dedication to students

Each year, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the classroom and in the community. They are selected based on professional practice, community engagement, leadership in professional development and attention to diversity. Head of Middle School and English and Social Studies teacher Kaye Hauschild was recognized as […]

Local artist captured a piece of history

Local artist captured a piece of history

By Nancy Black Throughout her life, Dallas-based artist Bronson Charles was the most sought-after oil portrait artist in the South. She was known for painting remarkable portraits of members from prominent Texas families, including the Hunt, Crow and Murchison dynasties, as well as judges, generals and numerous other prominent citizens.  But during the 1980s, Bronson […]

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