DALLAS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER Winterize your landscape now to avoid problems
As December days grow shorter, temperatures drop and much of the landscape beauty fades, it’s easy to forget that your home and garden need preparation for the winter months. In colder climates, this may involve major chores like getting that snow blower serviced, cutting 20 cords of wood for the fireplace or checking the antifreeze and tire chains for the family vehicles.
In our area, a little less is required. In fact, we haven’t had a sever...
HOLIDAY TRADITIONS Eight days of Chanukah come early this year
The first “light” of Chanukah was last Saturday night, and the celebration will continue through Sunday, Dec. 16. The Jewish holiday, “The Festival of Lights,” marks the rededication to Judaism of Jerusalem’s Temple in 165 B.C. after it was desecrated by, not to point fingers, the Maccabean Revolt.
Chanukah begins on the Hebrew calendar, the 25th day of Kislev, so it’s celebrated on the lunar calendar date, usually in December, for eight days....
Homeless treated to feast
Two thousand years ago, there was no room at the inn. We can’t change what happened back then, but we can do something about what will happen in 2012. Every year in an event called Celebrate Jesus, the SoupMobile gives 500 homeless men, women and children a magical Christmas.
“Celebrate Jesus is a one-of-a-kind event that is an extension of the work we do daily to feed more than 200,000 homeless each year,” SoupMobile Founder David Timothy (...
Woodrow choir performs at NorthPark
Due to the popularity of their Christmas performances at North Park Mall, students from Woodrow Wilson High School Performing Arts Academy have been invited to perform two nights instead of one this year.
The performances will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15 in the North Court around the 48-foot-tall Mark Di Suervo orange steel sculpture.
On Friday, the Variations Show Choir and elementary school students fr...
Pearl Harbor, Oswald shooting survivor speaks to Rotary Club
On Friday, Dec. 7, Jim Leavelle (pictured above in hat) shared his Pearl Harbor experiences with the White Rock Rotary Club that meets weekly at JJ’s Café, located in Northlake Shopping Center.
Leavelle joined the Navy in the spring of 1940 and was stationed aboard a Navy tender at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese initiated the surprise attack 71 years ago. He recounted his reactions and the activities that followed the attack. Being on a tend...
SPOTLIGHT ON VOLUNTEERS Brotherhood gives Christmas back to employees
Christmas Mitzvah. Having to work on Christmas Day is a real bummer, especially when you have family at home celebrating without you. But someone has to do it, right?
In 1975, Dallas’ Congregation Temple Emanu-El’s (Temple) Brotherhood came up with a way to relieve at least some of those workers of their duties for the holiday so they could enjoy Christmas with their families. The “Christmas Mitzvah” program began with volunteers stepping in f...
Grandparents go back to school at Lakehill
Lakehill celebrated Grandparents Day on November 16, an annual favorite among students, faculty, and families. After the delicious breakfast, sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club and chaired by Tora Greene, visitors moved to the auditorium for the performance.
Seventh and eighth grade Drama students shared their favorite memories of their grandparents. The program presented each grade, from kindergarten through fifth, in their own special musi...
Steinway Hall gets makeover
In March of 2012, Danny Saliba purchased the building located at 5301 N. Central Expressway, and one of the first things he wanted to do as the new owner was to get the iconic Dallas sign working again. As it turns out, because of the age of the sign and the dated electrical setup, the best option was to completely refurbish the sign, so that is what they did. The landowner hired the Chandler Sign Company to refurbish the sign back to it origi...
Foundation names new members
Communities Foundation of Texas recently announced new advisory council members. The Advisory Council members share insights and expertise with CFT, refer prospective donors, advocate for the Foundation in the community, attend CFT events and stay informed about the Foundation and its work. Pictured above, from left to right are: Stephanie Fox, Communities Foundation of Texas; Debra Brennan Tagg, Brennan Financial Services; Charlie Lemmon, C.V...