Secrest laser focused on art

Secrest laser focused on art

By Rebecca Zook August brings artist Jacob Secrest to The Dutch Art Gallery with his solo show and demonstration. The artist will be painting live Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The show runs through Aug. 31. Art Therapy “The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you […]

Summer Salad with Ricotta

Summer Salad with Ricotta

2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved if large 2 peaches, peeled and cut into 8 wedges each 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon leaves 1 cup ricotta Salt to taste In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. […]

Local actor brings iconic role to life at Firehouse

Local actor brings iconic role to life at Firehouse

By Shari Goldstein Stern Max Swarner is a gifted actor with a natural ability to transform himself into roles as challenging as Jesus Christ in “Godspell,” as demanding as Tony in “West Side Story,” and as playful as Professor Harold Hill in “The Music Man,” (TMM) now in a run at Firehouse Theatre through Sunday, […]

Beer Garden party celebrates six years

Beer Garden party celebrates six years

Lakewood Brewing Company (LBC) opened its doors in North Texas six years ago, and is throwing a huge celebration party for the community. Everyone is invited to Lakewood’s Taproom & Beer Garden on Saturday, Aug. 4 from Noon to 8 p.m. to enjoy a full day of beer, food, games and live entertainment. Performing on […]

Killer whales? No. Killer humans the problem

Killer whales? No. Killer humans the problem

By Naïma Hill For seven days now, a killer whale off the coast of Washington has been carrying her dead baby. My heart breaks along with everyone else around the world watching. On July 24 the mother gave birth to her baby who lived for 30 minutes. The baby was a southern orca endangered species, […]

Tietze Park transforms into learning zone

Tietze Park transforms into learning zone

Lakewood’s Tietze Park is becoming a Tinkergarten during the month of August. At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free event, Tinkergarten Leader Emmaline Rosenthal will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together. Registration is […]

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

By Karissa Condoianis Calling all Fair-food fanatics out there — the time is finally here! Tickets are now available for purchase to the 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fans will soon have the chance to serve as taste-testers for the 10 finalists in the Fair’s coveted culinary competition. This will also give guests a […]

Tortas flying under the radar

Tortas flying under the radar

By Sara Newberry During the past couple of years, taquerias have popped up all over town. From the traditional like La Banqueta to the more upscale like Revolver Taco Lounge, there is a taco for everyone. But there are two other Latin dishes that get overlooked sometimes, which are just as satisfying as tacos that […]

Dog days of summer can be fun and comfortable

Dog days of summer can be fun and comfortable

By Dr. Beth Leermakers   Entertaining my young foster on days with 109° afternoons is challenging. In cooler weather, we’d go for a second walk or play fetch in the backyard. However, when the mercury hits triple digits, playing outside isn’t safe. Left to their own devices, 55-pounders Oliver and Jacquie turn my couch into […]

Dollar Days are back

Dollar Days are back

The drawn-out, sun-drenched days of summer bring in August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. Named “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest, the garden is offering $2 general garden admission, $5 for parking, and $2 admission into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for the month of August. Dollar Days […]

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