Savor Dallas to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Savor the flavor of the 9th annual Savor Dallas, expanding this year to include four days of festivities: Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 17. This “celebration of wine, food, spirits and the arts,” spotlights an exciting new downtown venue for the Friday night wine stroll. The largest premium wine and food event in Texas features cuisine from more than 60 of the area’s top chefs and more than 400 premium wines, spirits and beers at its eve...
Holiday Inn opens new doors
The renovated lobby at the Holiday Inn Dallas Park Cities at Mockingbird and North Central Expressway welcomed the neighborhood during the opening ceremony at the newly renovated Holiday Inn Dallas Park Cities. Formerly a Radisson, a long-time staple of SMU families, Dallas visitors and travelers, the hotel underwent an $8 million renovation that upgraded the 295 rooms, meeting areas and common spaces, as well as getting its new name. The hote...
LOCAL BUSINESSES Cafe Lago closes, becomes Urban Vine Wine Bistro, Snuffer's files Chapter 11
Gabriela Kovacic closed her popular Café Lago last week to take her long-desired retirement.
“I’m learning to rest a little,” Kovacic said. “I’ve had so many kind responses from our customers and friends about how much they’re going to miss us and our food.”
Kovacic opened the café in 2000 after co-founding and operating Casa Linda’s Frank’s Lil’ Europe, since 1987. The restaurant closed in 2003.
“I really like this neck of the woo...
Dallas Children's Theater celebrates 40 seasons with Kathy Burks' magic
Kathy Burks and Company spin pure gold as they bring their delightful Brothers Grimm tale to life for Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) and celebrate 40 seasons as a professional troupe. DCT presents “Rumpelstiltskin” by Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts, playing March 8-April 7 at DCT’s Rosewood Center for Family Arts.
They’ll all live happily ever after if the miller’s daughter can only guess that strange little man’s name! Filled with musi...
He’s alive! Kip's Big Boy seen in East Dallas!
Drivers heading north on Abrams Road did a double take this past week near the intersection of Trammel Drive, near Ridgewood Recreation Center. Most couldn’t believe what they were seeing in the front yard of a home.
Standing ever so proud, though a bit ragged looking, Kip’s Big Boy is back in Dallas!
The iconic figure now graces East Dallas with his uncanny ability to bring smiles to the world. Why? Kip’s new owner, Gary Isett, had to answer...
29th annual Dallas Arborteum floral festival Dallas Blooms under way
The 29th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum’s nationally acclaimed floral festival Dallas Blooms began March 2. The festival will continue through April 7. Dallas Blooms features 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs.
The incredible work of botanical design accomplished by the horticulture department in displays throughout the garden will be matched this year by “The Adventures of Great Explorers” exhibit. Five explorers: Marco Polo, Ponce de Leon, C...
CELEBRATING MORE THAN 25 YEARS IN WHITE ROCK Stylist keeps neighborhood colorful for almost 50 years
After Peter Allert left Germany for the United States in 1964, he found his American dream, and then some. Today, with 49 successful years of business under his brush, he thinks he made the right choice.
Sylvia and Peter Allert’s Gallery Coiffures and Beauty Supply is located in Medallion Center at Abrams and E. Northwest Highway, across from Fishbone Grill. East Dallasites may remember the location for its legendary, pink neon “Pig Stand” sig...
Stonewall exceeds goals
Stonewall Gardens successfully completed its Family, Kids Change and Neighborhood Campaigns!
The totals as of Feb. 26 are: Family Campaign: $37,675; Kids Change: $4,300 (DOUBLE last year!); Neighborhood Campaign: $6,915.
Many thanks to all of the Stonewall families and neighbors who generously opened up your pocketbooks to support our outdoor science lab! The Garden is so grateful for the community's supp...
Dallas Lutheran rolls out the fun
Dallas Lutheran celebrated Valentine’s week with special dress days, competitions and challenges, and ended with a country dance on Friday night, where girls ask the boys. The special dress days included wearing red and gold for the Chinese New Year, denim day, plaid day, heart day for Valentine’s and ended with Sadie’s t-shirts and jeans.
The first challenge was to see who could fit the most students into a DLS van. The seventh and eighth gr...
Doctors names new CEO
Jay Krishnaswamy has been named chief executive officer (CEO) at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, where he has served as interim CEO since November 2012. In this position, Krishnaswamy will be responsible for providing overall strategic direction and leadership to ensure the operation and success of the hospital.
Krishnaswamy started his career in healthcare as a quality consultant at Kaiser Permanente. Throughout his 10-year tenure at T...