From seed to salad: Bethany Lutheran teaches children how to grow their own food
To help children understand where their food comes from and to appreciate the effort that goes into producing it, students at Bethany Lutheran Child Development Center participate in a year-around gardening project. Starting in the fall with plantings from the garden center, children in the preschool and pre-K classes dig a hole, place the plant, and cover the roots with dirt. They watch the plants grow, bloom and form tiny fruit and vegetabl...
McCaa calls celebrity news 'Twinkies' during ethics talk
WFAA anchor and award-winning journalist John McCaa delivered words of wisdom to students and seasoned journalists alike during the 2012 Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics at Southern Methodist University on Oct. 24.
He entered Caruth Auditorium to an extended applause from an audience of about 250 people, including Mary Ann Cree, the daughter of the lecture’s namesake, Rosine Smith Sammons. Smith Sammons is an SMU alumna, graduating...
Pike named Homecoming Queen
It was homecoming last week at Lakehill Preparatory School and everyone caught the Warrior spirit. Each day of the week was a “Spirit Day” with great participation. From Superheroes to cowboys and cowgirls, everyone got into the spirit and dressed for the theme.
Senior members of the football team tapped the Homecoming Court on Tuesday morning. The Homecoming Court included freshman Becca Currey, escorted by freshmen Kevin Lantz; sophomore Sam...
Veteran’s day event to honor ‘heroes among us’
Daughters of World War II will honor World War II Veterans at a luncheon on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel to be held after the Veteran’s Day Parade in Downtown Dallas. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the program begins at 2 p.m.
The event will be one of the largest gatherings of WWII vets at a single event, with over 500 expected to be in attendance.
The event is free for World War II Veterans and they can bring one guest at the spe...
Successful Chihuly show extended thru Dec.
The Chihuly exhibition has been extended through Dec. 31 as a holiday gift to the City of Dallas from the Arboretum Board of Directors.
“The citizens of Dallas will now be able to enjoy the Chihuly exhibition throughout the holiday season because of the generous gift from the Board of Directors,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said. “We thank the board for bringing this exhibition to Dallas and we applaud their efforts in extending the show to ensure it ...
Award-winning filmmaker to discuss offbeat look at life
Audelia Road Library Friends are hosting Linda Stogner (pictured above), filmmaker, stand-up comedienne and comedy advocate at the Audelia Road Library auditorium on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. One of the founders of the Backdoor Comedy Club, Stogner’s offbeat look at life has been the foundation for her comedy career spanning more than 17 years. Her early childhood involved armed robbery and gangsters on the south side of Chicago. Rather than hide he...
Park brings new life to downtown
A park that took 10 years to build opened above Woodall Rodgers Freeway Oct. 27-28.
Klyde Warren Park, named after Dallas billionaire Kelcy Warren’s 10-year-old son, held its grand opening last weekend. The festivities kicked off Saturday, Oct. 27 with a ribbon cutting ceremony, featuring the Dallas Firefighters Pipes and Drums, the Poteet High School JROTC and speeches from Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation members, donors, Lt. Gov. David Dewhu...
St. John’s welcomed missionaries from Uganda
American physician Scott Kellermann and his wife Carol were welcomed as guest speakers during “Focus on the World” chapel service at St. John’s Episcopal School. Since 2001, the couple has served as medical missionaries to the Batwa pygmies in Southwest Uganda.
The Batwa pygmies are one of the most impoverished and isolated people groups in the world. To serve this population, Dr. and Mrs. Kellermann founded the Kellermann Foundation to help ...
Lion pride heads to the tropics
With “A Night in the Tropics” as its theme, the Dallas Lutheran School community celebrated Homecoming 2012 during the week of Oct. 1 - 6.
School days were enlivened by students dressed as tye-dye/tropical day on Monday, Hawaiian shirt day on Tuesday, Twin day on Wednesday, and Hula day on Thursday. At 1:15 on Friday, the annual DLS parade began at the school and wound its way through the local neighborhood, including a special stop at Presby...
Small town life topic for Dallas Institute talk
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will present “BERNIE: Inside the Life of Small-Town Texas” an evening with Skip Hollandsworth on Friday, Nov. 2. Sharing inside stories about the film “Bernie,” Hollandsworth will lead guests in a discussion about Texas from a writer’s viewpoint. Texas country music, Shiner beer and pots of homemade chili will add to the flavor of the full Texas celebration.
Skip Hollandsworth and Richard Linklat...