FTLOTL ready to recycle The Rock, celebrate volunteers
It’s a birthday! For the Love of the Lake’s (FTLOTL)Adopt-a-Shoreline program is 17 years old. More than 43 groups from local sporting clubs, churches, scout troops, businesses and more have been keeping White Rock Lake Park clean for 17 years. Wow!
The morning of Saturday, April 13 will start off with everyone getting energized on breakfast treats, Starbucks coffee, Oak Farms milk and orange juice, Another Broken Egg Cafe’s bread pudding and...
Bicyclist to ride 24-hour relay to raise money for children with cancer
On April 12, the members of the General’s Guard, a volunteer cycling team that raises money for cancer survivors, will begin a 24-hour cycling relay at White Rock Lake to raise funds from sponsors and individuals for Heroes for Children, a local cancer support organization in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. These riders will pass a baton into the wee hours of the night to fulfill their commitment to cancer survivors and supporters of the ride. The...
Cello concert set for April 6
The Orchestra of New Spain is presenting “Boccherini and his Two Cellos” on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church at 6121 East Lovers Ln., Dallas, 75214.
Luigi Boccherini was an internationally known phenomenon when he moved from Madrid to the richly gardened Spring Palace of Aranjuez in the 1760s to play in the court’s opera orchestra. A great cellist of his day, he is known to have written several works with two cello parts – n...
Evening 5K to benefit police officers' families
In three years, the White Rock 5K has raised nearly $30,000 for families of Dallas police and firefighters in desperate times of need. Its founders, preparing for this year’s race on April 18, see it as something more.
The race is as it sounds – participants run or walk on a five-kilometer course around White Rock Lake, in a prime time of year for short-distance runners in Dallas. Proceeds go toward Assist the Officer, a non-profit established...
MUSIC Thousands expected for annual Deep Ellum festival
The organizers of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival began their press release for this year’s event by claiming that the festival is “the most anticipated event of the year.” I have to admit that I concur. I look forward to this magical weekend – where six blocks of one of my favorite neighborhoods is transformed into a wonderland of artists, food, music and street performers – the way most people look forward to Christmas or even their birthday. ...
Free aging lecture series offered
Older adults are more likely to stay healthy, live on their own, and incur fewer health care expenses if they follow healthy behaviors, stay engaged with family and friends, and take steps to prevent chronic diseases. To help today’s 55-plus age group be proactive in maintaining good health, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is offering a free monthly lecture series so baby boomers can share memories for many years to come. The free, informa...
National Geo travel writer to recall rhinos
Boyd Matson will present “The Adventure Begins When Things Go Wrong” at the Dallas Arboretum on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Rosine Hall. The explorer is host of “National Geographic Weekend,” a weekly radio show in which he interviews explorers and adventurers who span the globe or research their own home turf.
Matson was born in Midland, Texas. His family later moved to Fort Worth, where he attended Cleburne High School. After college...
Bond set for sexual assault suspect
With the Lake Highlands community on high alert after three sexual assaults in the span of a month, Dallas police arrested a suspect Tuesday they say confessed to the crimes.
Based on an anonymous tip, officers found and arrested a man identified as 30-year-old Cesar Benitez, police said in a release Tuesday night. Benitez was charged with one count of felony aggravated sexual assault in the Feb. 22 incident and another count of felony sexual ...
Doctors Hospital on 'healthiest employers' list
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake was again named one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal.
Companies earning the award have taken proactive measures to help shape the health of their employees and have committed to making a positive impact on the health of their workplace. Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake earned the No. 12 ranking in the large company category, which is for organizations with more th...
SMU presents spring concert
The world premiere of a new interpretation of “The Rite of Spring” by noted Dutch choreographer Joost Vrouenraets highlights the Spring Dance Concert at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, April 12-14. The Meadows Dance Ensemble will showcase the work, created in honor of “The Rite’s” 100th anniversary, as well as Balanchine’s “Valse Fantaisie,” a pas de deux by Visiting Artist-in-Residence Adam Hougland, and the premiere of “In the City,” an ex...