St. Bernard school hosts recycling event on Jan. 26
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School has offered students affordable, high-quality private education since 1948. Today, East Dallas’ best-kept secret is about to get greener while helping the White Rock Lake community do the same. St. Bernard School’s Green Team is hosting its first Community Recycling Event on Saturday, January 26 , from 9 a.m. – noon.
Neighbors are invited to drive through the circle drive at 1420 Old Gate Ln. to drop o...
Third threatening note in three days discovered at Highland Park High School
For the third consecutive day, a threatening note has been found in a Highland Park High School restroom.
According to Park Cities People, one of the notes said, “Bomb hidden in building call 911... I made a homemade bomb and I have a pistol" in printed block lettering
Highland Park is considering the notes "a continued hoax" and is "proceeding with the school day as usual," not realeasing students early or initiating a school lockdown. Aft...
Young keynote speaker for Institute’s MLK event
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will present the Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium on January 21, 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m., at the City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. The theme for this year’s program is “The Role of the African American Church in the Civil Rights Movement.” Keynote speaker will be Ambassador Andrew Young, pastor, activist, politician, diplomat, seminal figure in the Civil Rights Movement and...
Chihuly exhibit breaks records at garden
Since opening on May 5, the nationally acclaimed “Chihuly” exhibition attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world, breaking records and contributing a significant economic impact to the City of Dallas.
In 2012, year-to-date attendance at the botanical garden grew by 42 percent, with nearly 940,000 guests visiting the garden. Approximately 706,000 of those were during Chihuly (May 5 – Dec. 31). Guests came from 71 countr...
Soup’s On! for Top Chefs
The fifth annual SOUP’S ON! Stewpot Alliance Luncheon and Art Sale will be held Tuesday, January 29 at the Omni Dallas featuring more than a dozen of the city’s finest chefs serving up signature soups to benefit The Stewpot and 508 Park. SOUP’S ON! includes an art sale of more than 50 original paintings and handmade jewelry from the artists of the Stewpot Open Art Programs, keynote speaker Wes Moore, emcee and Dallas Morning News columnist Ste...
Academy breaks record for number of scholarships awarded to students
allas Academy has provided a record number of scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year. This year’s 49 scholarships shatter last year’s record of 39. One of four major Dallas schools for students with learning differences, Dallas Academy is the only first-12 grade school that accepts the full range of learning differences. It also is the only Dallas area school for learning differences east of I-75.
When the 2008 recession hit, requests for ...
Art expert holds annual auction
Noted Dallas/Fort Worth art dealer David Dike hosts his Annual Exhibition and Auction of Texas Art on Saturday, Jan. 19. For more than twenty years, David Dike Fine Art, located in the arts district on Fairmount, has been educating collectors, specializing in late 19th and early 20th Century American and European oil paintings with a special emphasis on Texas artists.
An annual tradition in Texas art since 1996, the auction includes early tra...
Young reporters explore Perot Museum
When we first walked up to the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science it was a musical wonder. The whole family stopped to play the outdoor instruments in the courtyard of the museum even though it was cold. Then we saw a pond of frogs and more wonder showed up. We saw A LOT of people, too.
Once inside, the dinosaurs appeared. And water molecules floated above us. As we headed up to the fourth floor on the escalator we passed the animals’ par...
SPOTLIGHT ON VOLUNTEERS It’s not just about cookies for these volunteers
While the Girl Scouts of America (GSA) program has seen modernization throughout its 100-year course, always emerging relevant to its time, the root foundation has remained the same. The Girl Scouts’ promise is and has always been, “On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law.”
That law covers honesty and fairness, consideration and caring, respect for yourself, for autho...
Sunnyvale physician named a 'culture definer’
The HBCU Digest, a daily blog and news resource that provides stories and commentary about the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, recognized Dr. Myiesha Taylor in its Digest 50, a year-end review of the names and headlines that defined HBCU culture in 2012. Taylor received praise for her “We Are Doc McStuffins” campaign.
Taylor, an emergency department specialist at Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale and an alumna ...