Horses build rider’s confidence, stamina

Horses build rider’s confidence, stamina

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Horse kisses: the best medicine in the world. Horses are wonderful stress relievers. Brushing a horse’s tail or bathing him (while getting dirty in the process) has always been a calming, grounding experience for me. Horses are also powerful healers for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional needs.  Therapeutic […]

Volunteers reforest White Rock Lake Park

Volunteers reforest White Rock Lake Park

BRANCHING OUT By Tamara Aquino The Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s Branching Out reforestation program brings volunteers of all ages together to plant oaks, elms and other tree species at Dallas parks.  Through Branching Out, the department is working to increase Dallas’ tree canopy to 37 percent by 2040. More than 40 volunteers recently planted […]

Refugee business owner dedicated to giving back to America

Refugee business owner dedicated to giving back to America

By Natalie Merrill Prior to becoming a successful business owner and respected philanthropist in the Dallas area, Kim Chen had to endure and overcome multiple hardships and obstacles in order to experience the freedom she longed for as a young woman in Vietnam. Only 21 years old and two months pregnant with her first child, […]

Turkey Trot serves families in need

Turkey Trot serves families in need

The 56th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, one of the nation’s largest multi-event races, will take over the streets of Downtown Dallas on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23. Sponsored by Texas Health, event organizers anticipate more than 15,000 runners and walkers to cross the finish line near Dallas City Hall. Proceeds of the Turkey Trot […]

Gifts provide symbol of hope, resilience

Gifts provide symbol of hope, resilience

By Kimber Westphall On Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1:30-5 p.m., Santa and his elves will drive through Lakewood, collecting toys from front yards and loading them up into Santa’s sleigh to benefit the 2,500 children (and their non-offending family members) DCAC will serve this holiday season.  Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC), the only agency of […]

New restaurant offers traditional favorites

New restaurant offers traditional favorites

By Melanie Mayfield McRae’s American Bistro and Cocktails, located at 9913 Garland Road in East Dallas, presents a chef-prepared Thanksgiving feast that combines the finest in culinary artistry with a uniquely cozy and distinctive ambience. Reserve your table now and gather with friends and family to savor the flavors of the season. Doors will be […]

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce will partner with EDENS and Casa Linda Plaza for the annual tree lighting and holiday party. The celebration is on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Casa Linda Plaza, located at Buckner Boulevard and Garland Road. The tree lighting will occur at 7:15 p.m. The event is […]

Life of music legend told through pictures

Life of music legend told through pictures

By Taylor Mayad In conjunction with Deep Ellum’s 150th anniversary, the African American Museum, Dallas will debut two exhibitions, host a community/family event on opening day, and support a panel discussion and book signing at the Nasher Sculpture Center — all to commemorate the enduring significance of Deep Ellum and Central Track. The two exhibitions […]

Impressive holiday displays part of annual Christmas Village

Impressive holiday displays part of annual Christmas Village

By Juliette Coulter Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, features three large-scale outdoor exhibits ready to dazzle and get people in the holiday spirit. They include The Christmas Village, The 12 Days of Christmas and the 50-foot-tall Dazzling Musical Tree.  These displays are creatively designed for the 66-acre garden and are open to the […]

CC Young celebrates ageless art

CC Young celebrates ageless art

The 2023 Spirit Is Ageless Art & Writing Contest culminated with an awards presentation Fri., Oct. 27 at CC Young Senior Living. Artists from all throughout the Dallas community were recognized, and a special art appreciation presentation was given by Dr. Laura Evans, a UNT College of Visual Arts and Design professor. The Best in […]

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