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 ...
Trees, please! FTLOTL to plant on Jan. 12
For the Love of the Lake’s (FTLOTL) Jan. 12, Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce Up will start early in the morning cleaning up throughout White Rock Lake Park, then be followed by the planting of 150-200 trees in the Stone Tables area (east side of the lake near Buckner & Lake Highlands Drive).
A good deal of the trees in this part of White Rock Lake Park have reached maturity, and are starting to die out.
With the help of volunteers, citizen ...
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...