Students praise Perot
Lakehill Preparatory School students visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this week, with each division attending on a different day.
Lower School students found the sports and solar system section the most fun part of the museum. “My favorite part was when you could see all of the planets around the sun,” second grader Van Alex Ramey said. Upon returning, shouts of “the best field trip ever!” and “awesome and cool!” were heard thro...
Sessions to speak at Chamber lunch
Congressman Pete Sessions will be the featured speaker for the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lakewood Country Club. Sessions will give an update from Washington detailing how small businesses in Dallas will be affected. Sessions will also present the 2013 Sessions Award recognizing a chamber member for exemplary service given to the organization. $30 for chamber members, $35 for non-members. ...
‘Elves’ turn out to help feed neighbors
In the spirit of the season, East Dallas’ St. Mark’s Baptist Church held their third annual Christmas Breakfast celebration and Turkey giveaway on Dec. 22.
Vickery Wholesale Greenhouse, their loyal clients and local business owners sponsored the extraordinary gathering.
In the crisp, clear morning, neighbors were greeted with an amazing smell of freshly brewed coffee and a heavenly aroma of bacon, sausage, eggs and warm buttered toast filled...
SPOTLIGHT ON VOLUNTEERS ‘Superstorm Sandy’ relief benefits from volunteers
It’s as American as apple pie and baseball. Red Cross is a name readily associated with service to victims and survivors of natural disasters, like hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and fires.
When the hurricane known as “Sandy” devastated America’s East coast and surrounding areas in October 2012, becoming the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, American Red Cross’ North Texas Region deployed more than 150 disaster relief volu...
Hoover named ‘unsung hero’
According to the dictionary, an “unsung hero” is a person who does great deeds or makes a great contribution, but receives little recognition. As part of its mission of service, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands every now and then honors individuals as “unsung heroes” – those who have made a great contribution of service to the community but may have not received the proper recognition.
At the club’s regular meeting on Dec. 14, Terri Hoover...
Woodrow band plays favorites
On Dec.13, the Woodrow Wilson High School Band put on its Winter Holiday Concert. Directed by Mr. Chris Evetts, the beginner band and symphonic band played old Holiday favorites, “Jingle Bells,” “Up on the Housetop,” “Carol of the Bells,” and “Angels from the realms of Glory.” The concert closed with a wonderfully arranged piece called “A Christmas Festival.” Evetts said, “A Christmas Festival is probably one of the most difficult pieces any b...
Dress for Success expanding to help more women
On Dec. 10, Sandra Johnson announced to the Dress for Success Dallas board that they had just suited their 500th client for the year. This is huge, as prior to Sandra’s arrival in 2010, approximately 160 clients per year were served. “Helping our ladies look and feel beautiful is the most rewarding work I can imagine,” she said. Starting out as a part time coordinator, Sandra quickly fell in love with the mission and clients at DFSD. “Sometime...
Students play with fairy tales
Lakehill’s seventh and eighth grade drama classes took the stage on December 7 to present two “fractured” fairy tales – “Rapunzel Uncut” by Mariah Everman and “Totally Red” by Dinah Toups. Their performance was directed by Ann Kizer. The fractured fairy tales told the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel. Both plays provide a new twist to the familiar tales that entertained all the members of the audiences. In “Totally Red,” seventh ...
St. John’s serves community
Students at St. John’s Episcopal School have been busy with pre-holiday community service projects. It is a long-standing tradition at St. John’s to support local agencies during the weeks leading up to Christmas break.
Children in all grades have opportunities to share their blessings by serving others. They are collecting teddy bears for the Dallas Police Department, books and warm winter clothing for students at Mi Escuelita, and canned fo...
DeGoyler House scene for nativity party
The Friends of the Dallas Arboretum recently celebrated the holiday season with a cocktail buffet and viewing of the exhibit, “Artistry of the Nativity,” the crèche collection of George Dvorsky, Broadway actor and traveler.
The event was held in the DeGolyer House at the Arboretum.
Pictured at right are Vera Thornton (left), Mary Brinegar and Tom Thornton. Pictured below, left are Mary Spencer and Randy Hopkins. Pictured below, right are Dana ...