Rowers caught in middle of controversy

Rowers caught in middle of controversy

By Sujata Dand White Rock Lake is calm on this Friday afternoon. The sun beats down on the young women’s varsity team as they practice for their next regatta. The cadence of the oars hitting the water is even. The White Rock Rowing boat is set. But, all it takes is one rower to be […]

‘Ready Player One’ must see for nerds of action flicks

‘Ready Player One’ must see for nerds of action flicks

By Chic DiCiccio There are moments during “Ready Player One” that remind you just how groundbreaking and fun a Steven Spielberg movie can be. There are also moments that feel like the now 71-year old Spielberg is grasping at nostalgia straws while saying “how do you do, fellow kids” over and over. However, a movie […]

Couple are always where they want to be

Couple are always where they want to be

Serena Runyon Farmer is someone who epitomizes the best of social networking. She could be a poster face for Facebook (FB). From her epicurean dishes to gastronomic desserts, “Chef Serena” is a Bryan Adams High School (BA) 1967 alumna with a flair for the culinary arts. At her recent 50th BA reunion, her friends’ faces […]

Climate change’s effect on food topic of talk

Climate change’s effect on food topic of talk

Frode Nilssen, a professor of international business and economics at Norway’s Nord University, will address the economic, social, political and financial impacts of climate change on the global food system and its ability to feed a growing population during a talk titled “Feeding the World in a Time of Climate Change,” from 6-7:30 p.m., April […]

Dallas Arts Month kicks into high gear

Dallas Arts Month kicks into high gear

Dallas Arts Month is a city-wide celebration of Dallas arts, held annually in the month of April. Arts Month is designed to build awareness and appreciation for the work of Dallas artists and organizations and foster creative learning and activity throughout the city. Residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in events and programming offered […]

Conservancy to benefit from spring regatta

Conservancy to benefit from spring regatta

By Greta Mittman It is finally springtime and a great time to be around White Rock Lake. Part of what makes being at the lake so special is the obvious labor of love put in by so many people and organizations. The Corinthian Sailing Club is having its annual fundraising regatta and dinner party to […]

Local volunteers needed for area animals

Local volunteers needed for area animals

By Dr. Beth Leermakers If you’re passionate about animals and want to make a difference in their lives, consider volunteering at one (or more) of the many animal rescue organizations in the DFW area. Volunteer opportunities include hands-on animal care, photographing the animals to help them find homes, marketing and public relations (social media), and […]

Dallas’ homeless students to benefit from prize

Dallas’ homeless students to benefit from prize

By Kurt Watkins Catastrophic. That’s the term used by school officials to describe the level of homelessness in the Dallas Independent School District. The second largest urban school district in Texas, Dallas ISD serves approximately 160,000 students. Last spring, it reported that more than 3,500 of its students were homeless. According to After8toEducate, these students […]

Family Gateway out to show helping can be fun

Family Gateway out to show helping can be fun

Family Gateway will host its first family fundraiser, DAY to PLAY, on Saturday, April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annette Strauss Artist Square, honoring the late founder of Family Gateway, former Dallas Mayor Annette Strauss. The simple purpose of the event is to give children a day to just […]

‘Beautiful but fleeting’ cherry trees blooming

‘Beautiful but fleeting’ cherry trees blooming

By Terry Lendecker One of nature’s most beautiful presentations of color is starting to unfold now at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. 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 cherry trees […]