‘Lost and Found’ topic for VNA talk
Hospice chaplain Clayton McCord will speak on “Lost and Found: Healing the Sorrow” at the Dec. 20 bereavement luncheon hosted by the Visiting Nurse Association. The luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Incarnation on 3966 McKinney Avenue in Dallas. There is no cost to attend the luncheon, but reservations are requested and can be made through Dec. 18 by calling 214-689-2633. VNA’s luncheons offer supportive company from friendl...
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR Dvorsky has a “crèche” on Baby Jesus
What could you make if you had some tin, wood, wood shavings, car parts, squash gourds, plaster and corn husks? A nativity scene, I’ll betcha.
No? Yet, those materials and more create the foundation of “The Artistry of the Nativity,” a collection on display at the Arboretum now through Dec. 31. It is a 30-year labor of love belonging to Broadway actor and singer George Dvorsky.
“I’ve been fascinated with nativities since I was a little kid,” h...
SPOTLIGHT ON VOLUNTEERS Holocaust Museum helps survivors heal
In Dallas, there are 150 known survivors of the most daunting massacre in history. During World War II, the Nazi party launched an “ethnic cleansing” of Europe’s Jewish population. Throughout the course of the Holocaust, six million Jews were tortured and annihilated. Adolph Hitler called the movement “The final solution.”
Only half a million known Holocaust survivors worldwide still live to tell their stories, out of whom an estimated 50,000 ...
Bishop Lynch bazaar promises bargains
Well deck them halls, the Bishop Lynch Brigade Drill Team Christmas Bazaar is almost here! Get ready for the best shopping extravaganza in Dallas with no entrance fee.
This year’s holly, jolly event is on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the school atrium, hallways and cafeteria. More than 65 crafters and artisans come from all over Texas to take part in what has become a Brigade Christmas tradition.
Shoppers will be amazed at the bea...
Crowds flock to Nature Museum's opening
After a decade of planning and years of construction, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened its doors Dec. 1 to the general public with great fanfare, including an initially stunning and ultimately graceful vertical dance performance by BANDALOOP against the 14-story striated exterior of the museum’s cube. Confetti guns, lively music, remarks by dignitaries, and even a “hip-hip-hooray” led by Ross Perot added to the festivities. To com...
IN MEMORIAM Larry Hagman 1931-2012
The world lost an icon Friday, Nov. 23 when Larry Hagman passed away from complications related to cancer. As the arch villain everyone loved to hate, J.R. Ewing’s name is synonymous with the sensational television series, “Dallas.”
The Fort Worth native is the son of another legendary actor, Mary Martin. His father was a Fort Worth district attorney. The actor was born Larry Hageman on September 21, 1931.
The Emmy-winning series in which Ha...
Members give L.I.F.T. to those in need of coats
During the past several months Grove Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Sparkman Crane Funeral Home and the Living Information for Today (L.I.F.T. ) luncheon group have been collecting new and gently worn coats and non-perishable food items. Some of the families served by the funeral homes also donated coats. On Monday, Nov. 19, 80 coats and several hundred pounds of food were donated to the White Rock Center of Hope, ensuring that many fami...
Toy drive to benefit Children’s Hospital
Hypnotic Donuts has started their 2nd annual Hyppie Helpers Toy Drive to benefit Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Helpers are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy and drop it into the big present box located inside the store. Everyone who brings a toy will be eligible to be entered into a drawing for a Schwinn cruiser bike to be given away Dec. 22. The toy drive runs through Dec. 16. All toys can be dropped off at Hypnotic Donuts, located at...
Trout, Jennings named Teachers of the Year
Each year, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the classroom and in the community.
Two Lakehill Preparatory School teachers were selected as winners in their respective categories. John Trout was recognized as the Private Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Trout, who teaches fourth grade, discussed his feelings on receiving such acclaim.
“There is something really magi...
Heritage Village to light up for 41st Annual event
Celebrate the holidays with Texas’ earliest residents and see how holiday traditions were observed in the late 1800s on Dec. 8 and 9, 3 - 9 p.m., at the 41st Annual Candlelight Celebration at Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 South Harwood. Featured last year in Texas Journey Magazine, Candlelight was the #1 listing as Texas Sites Worth Seeing in the article “A Toast to Christmas Past - Homes for the Holidays.” “Timeless Treats” will be this year’...