True love measured in leaps and bounds

True love measured in leaps and bounds

By Dr. Beth Leermakers “I ‘can’t’ do something is just another way of saying I ‘won’t’ do something.”                  — Jeffrey Meyer There are many reasons dogs deserve to be called “man’s best friend.” In addition to offering loyal companionship, dogs provide a number of health benefits. The […]

School, seeds and soil connect community

School, seeds and soil connect community

By Shelia Huffman “The 10th anniversary of the Promise of Peace Garden (POP) promises to be a year of abundance,” founder Elizabeth Dry said as she walked through the garden at Bayles Elementary naming the diverse plants that are already flourishing this spring. Tuesday morning, herbs like mint, oregano and cilantro were thriving in the […]

Garden’s Sakura reflect delicate beauty

Garden’s Sakura reflect delicate beauty

A wave of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms on the Arboretum’s 150 cherry blossom trees are starting to unfold, announcing their annual arrival and ushering in springtime. The flowering Japanese cherry trees are expected to be in full bloom within the next week. In Japan, cherry blossom time is known as hanami, with parties […]

Restoration projects to benefit from run

Restoration projects to benefit from run

By Jennifer Hoesterey White Rock Lake Conservancy has partnered with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department to bring Celebration! White Rock, the 6th annual 5k/10k race and festival to be held on April 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Winfrey Point on the east side of White Rock Lake.  This will be an opportunity […]

Sinise to discuss ‘Grateful American’

Sinise to discuss ‘Grateful American’

By Katie Ballard On March 31, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present “Grateful American: A Conversation with Gary Sinise,” part of the “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management” series. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but overflow seating remains available. The event will also be livestreamed at […]

Cultural exhibition part of annual event

Cultural exhibition part of annual event

By Becky Mayad Promising an even bigger and more vibrant celebration of Indian culture and spirituality, Kalachandji’s and the Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas will present the second annual Festival of Joy on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall […]

Kipling’s poetry helps ignite artistic expressions

Kipling’s poetry helps ignite artistic expressions

By Liz Hamilton It’s not every day that students get to engage with a deep question across all of their core classes. But at St. John’s Episcopal School, it has been a common sight as sixth grade students embarked on a cross-curricular PBL (problem-based learning) to investigate the question: “How do we use the arts […]

Abbott urges Texas schools to take action

Abbott urges Texas schools to take action

UNIVERSITY BRIBERY SCANDAL By Patrick Svitek The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott is urging Texas universities to re-evaluate their admissions processes in the wake of a federal investigation that led to bribery charges against a coach at the University of Texas at Austin. “As far as the University of Texas is concerned — but I […]

Instrument petting zoo awaits kids

Instrument petting zoo awaits kids

Come to Klyde Warren Park on Sunday, March 17 to enjoy a free day of music and family fun provided by the DSO. Musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform on the stage of the Muse Family Performance Pavilion throughout the day in a variety of styles showing off the range of the city’s […]

Community celebrates new season on lake

Community celebrates new season on lake

WELCOME, SPRING! White Rock Lake Weekly reader Mark Becker took this beautiful photograph of rowers passing the sailing club. Congratulations, Mark! You just won a $25 gift card to a favorite local restaurant! Submit your original photo of the lake or its surrounding areas to editor@whiterocklakeweekly.com. You could be our next winner!