East Dallas Chamber of Commerce to host economic summit Oct. 16
The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce will host its 8th Annual Economic Summit & Luncheon featuring Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport; Michael Morris, North Central Texas Council of Governments; and Steve Brown, columnist for The Dallas Morning News.
It will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Avenue.
Tickets begin at $60 and can be purchased online at greatereastdal...
Former cord board operators hold 40th reunion
The technology has changed and the company has changed, but former cord board operators still continue to hold a reunion 40 years after the closing of the cord board operating units in Dallas. A 40th Reunion was held on Sept. 27 at the Circle Grill on Buckner Boulevard.
Southwestern Bell Telephone (SWBT), which is now AT&T, had operators located at 4100 Bryan Street, split among eight operating units in the building. The women from all the u...
Artists' Tour celebrates 20th anniversary by lake
Virtuoso Virginia Lindsay (pictured above) opens her art glass studio for the White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour, along with 40 local artists and five art centers/schools.
Lindsay’s beautiful platters, plates, bowls and sculptures dance in her studio. Glass sheets and chards applaud. Sounds from Lindsay’s large kilns provide music while Virginia orchestrates the art action.
The White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour – the best, the biggest, b...
ELM volunteers empower community
In celebration of Literacy Awareness Month, the English Language Ministry honored five very special volunteers at the annual “Literacy from the Heart Luncheon” on Sept. 27.
Photographed at right are: Rev. Ed Middleton, pastor of First Community Church: Ellen Mata, executive director of the English Language Ministry; Don and Martha Fox of Northridge Presbyterian Church; Rob Richmond of Northridge Presbyterian Church; and Jean Wood of NorthPar...
Park opening on deck for Oct. 27
The 6,000 free tickets to “The Concert for Dallas Presented by Deloitte,” featuring The Polyphonic Spree and Trombone Shorty, ran out within an hour of becoming available this past week. The public can still participate in the more than 50 free daytime activities on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 during Klyde Warren Park’s Grand Opening Weekend Celebration, presented by J.P. Morgan and Chase.
Highlights of the two-day Grand Opening, whi...
THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS Offering State Fair ‘fare’ is a family affair
If anyone has missed the State Fair of Texas’ hottest new cuisine out of a deep fryer, raise your hand. Now keep your hand up and reach for one of this year’s most talked about sweet treats – the fried Samoa Girl Scout cookie. Be careful. It’s very hot.
Throughout the years at the Fair, you’ve had an affair with East Dallas’ Abel Gonzales’ over-the-top fried offerings, Jack Pyland’s outrageous French fries and, of course, Neil (Skip) Fletcher...
NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH October isn't just for Halloween
Some things are meant to be frightening but are really quite harmless, like the neighborhood children dressing up as ghosts and goblins while they go trick or treating. And other things may seem scary, but actually aren’t – like getting a mammogram.
In recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is encouraging women to focus on their breast health by having a mammogram. The hospital’...
Teacher's lounge goes from 'Drab to Fab'
It really does take a village (or a neighborhood) to support a school. During the summer, Reilly principal Marion Jackson sent an email to the Dixon Branch (Lochwood) Homeowners Association asking for assistance in refurbishing the school teachers’ lounge. The lounge was drab and depressing. It badly needed a makeover.
The response from local residents was overwhelming. In no time the school received $525 in donations.
There were also anonym...
DLS celebrates BAM program
The theme for a 20-year anniversary celebration of reading in the classroom at Dallas Lutheran School was “50,000 books and counting.” The Book–A-Month (BAM) program was born in response to studies across the country that declared high school students, especially boys, were not reading books. The BAM program requires each 7-12 grade student at DLS to read and report on a book each month. The program, the brainchild of DLS English Department Ch...
"YAPPYTALK" Consumers shouldn't swallow animal cruelty
Today, most of my friends are working hard to simplify their lives by cutting out clutter and eliminating anything that “needs dusting.” Several of us have decided rather than gifts of “stuff,” we will exchange “experiences” – maybe a memorable event together, a great bottle of wine to share or a specially prepared dinner. Last Christmas, two of my dearest friends, Mary and Steve Bergman, whom I’ve labeled my “chosen family,” surprised me with...