‘Living’ wax museum helps students learn history

‘Living’ wax museum helps students learn history

By Gigi Ekstrom On February 12, Lakehill’s third grade students stepped into a museum, not as visitors, but, this time, as the exhibits themselves.  To culminate a unit on influential figures in Texas history, students had the unique opportunity to bring the person they had researched to life, complete with authentic costumes, backdrops and props. […]

Swimmers headed to State

Swimmers headed to State

The Woodrow Wilson Girls swim team recently competed in the Region 5A swim meet in Lewisville and walked away with an overall second place team finish. Seven members of the Woodrow team finished 1st or 2nd in their events to qualify for the State meet in Austin this month. Qualifying team members included Irina Starostin […]

Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek

Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek

  Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek passed away on February 19 at the age of 92. She was born in Galena, Kansas in 1926 to parents Alfred “Red” Hob Ford and Iva Keyes Ford. She was preceded in death by her parents; by brother Jack Richard Ford; by sisters Marjorie Merrill Watkins, Fern Morey and Rayma […]

Pets say: Take care of our teeth, too!

Pets say: Take care of our teeth, too!

By Dr. Beth Leermakers February is Pet Dental Care month. Many pet parents (including myself, I’m embarrassed to admit) don’t pay enough attention to their pets’ teeth, and that oversight can have serious consequences. Periodontal (gum) disease is the most common clinical condition in adult cats and dogs. Eighty percent of dogs and 70 percent […]

New ‘celebration wall’ honors past rowers

New ‘celebration wall’ honors past rowers

White Rock Rowing (WRR) partnered with the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting on Jan. 31 to launch the spring season at WRR. Along with food and drink, White Rock executives spoke about the upcoming season, as well as touched on the community roots of the established club. The event featured […]

Scouting project benefits refugees

Scouting project benefits refugees

University Park Troop 70 recently bestowed the highest honor of Eagle Scout on Lakewood resident and Jesuit College Preparatory junior Jack Tucker Carroll (pictured). He is the son of Kathy and Don Carroll of Dallas. For his Eagle project, Carroll organized a campaign for baby supplies benefiting Gateway of Grace’s Refugee Ministry. Jack enlisted friends, […]

Lakehill team makes strategic alliances

Lakehill team makes strategic alliances

On Saturday, January 26, Lakehill’s First Tech Challenge Robotics team, the Bionicles, competed in their second qualifying tournament in Ferris, Texas. The Bionicles’ robot, Thok, performed beautifully. Throughout the first half of the day, the team found themselves in the top spot in the rankings, out of 27 teams. The Bionicles held that position until […]

For a few bones, artists will entertain

For a few bones, artists will entertain

The ninth annual Concert for Kindness returns to Moody Performance Hall on March 10, bringing performance and visual artists together to celebrate art and animals all while raising funds for homeless pets. Presented by Artists for Animals, the evening features a multimedia concert, a silent auction and a heartwarming photography and art presentation. Proceeds from […]

Parasailing from iconic landmark not smart

Parasailing from iconic landmark not smart

Reader Greg Johnson sent in this photograph he took recently at Flag Pole Hill. The parasailor was trying to take off from the top of the hill and make it over power lines, Northwest Highway and nearby trees to fly over White Rock Lake. He did not succeed. Congratulations, Greg! You just won a $25 […]

Monster says: Trade books for treats

Monster says: Trade books for treats

By Ava Skipworth Monster Yogurt is helping Read Across America this month. Through March 2, all locations will be taking book donations to be delivered to local low-income schools. Local yogurt lovers are encouraged to donate new or gently used books so that no child is left behind when it comes to enriching themselves through […]

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