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 ...
Students win Spirit of Community awards
Lakehill has a long tradition of community service with students who give generously of their time and talents to make an impact on their communities. Taylor Pike, 12th grade, John Devine, 11th grade and Declan Devine, 8th grade, were recently selected as Local Honorees in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program for their outstanding volunteer efforts.
Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School...
Lake Highlands grad now leads Aggies
John Claybrook’s high school years at Lake Highlands were impressive. The student body elected him to serve as a Bell Boy, as a member of the Student Council, and the 2009 Senior Class voted him “Most Spirited.” He played on the LH Baseball team and was active in the Youth Ministry at Park Cities Baptist Church. He worked as a Young Life leader and as a tutor at Bukhair Elementary. John held membership in National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta...
Early childhood lessons bring compassion to local pastor’s messages
Our world has seen some exceptional moments. Then there are those rare individuals among us who have participated in those moments, making the world a better place with their involvement. Dr. Don R. Benton, Chaplain at C. C. Young Retirement Community, is one of those people.
“I was an observer of the end of Apartheid in South Africa,” Dr. Benton said. “I did a goal study for the surviving Methodist Church in Poland… traveled to China and to ...
Woodrow banquet helps with hunger
During this holiday season of joy and feasting, it is easy to forget that there are many people around the world and right here in American who have no idea where their next meal will come from. To help bring awareness to the plight of world hunger and stock the pantries at the North Texas Food Bank at the same time, students at Woodrow Wilson High School recently presented an Oxfam Hunger Banquet.
During this banquet, participants were asked...
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR ‘Moonlady’ a leader for the spiritual-not-religious
Once in a blue moon you’ll meet someone who boldly creates his or her own path, even if it is beyond the boundaries of “normal.” Known by many in East Dallas and beyond as “Moonlady,” Amy Martin has spent more than 20 years creating that path and connecting people of like minds.
On her tax return, she is a journalist. But off the paper, she is not only that, but also one of the leading local figures among those in non-mainstream faiths.
New landmark sculpture adds to Dallas Skyline
Keep your eye out for the newest landmark in Dallas. No, not the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science or Klyde Warren Park. We are talking about the Bowler Hat in the Cedars neighborhood.
Really, it will be hard to miss. This black hat is 20 feet wide, 10 feet tall and weighs more than 2 tons. Soon it will perch atop a steel “coat stand” just feet from Interstate 30. The completed sculpture will stand 30 feet tall ...