December 19, 2014

  • Rally Falls Short For Lions Against Scots

    William Caldwell had 16 points and 13 rebounds for St. Mark's against Highland Park. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    William Caldwell had 16 points and 13 rebounds for St. Mark’s against Highland Park. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Highland Park was looking to gain some momentum entering the holiday break, while St. Mark’s needed to erase a losing streak.

    The Scots accomplished their goal with a hard-fought 60-57 road win over the Lions on Friday. St. Mark’s snapped its skid, too, but that came later in the evening with an easy victory over Tyler Street Christian in the back half of a rare doubleheader at Hicks Family Athletic Center.

    HP used a game-high 23 points from Pete Davis and some clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch to hold off the Lions, who dropped six of their last seven games before bouncing back in the nightcap.

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    By Dec. 19, 2014 | 9:32 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Brightly Twisted Visits St. Bernard’s Sports Tomorrow

    rsz_glovesStop by St. Bernard’s Sports tomorrow for a trunk show with Brightly Twisted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The line features a selection of scarves, headbands, socks, and other apparel. There will also be mimosas, macarons, and a braid bar if you’re there before 1 p.m.

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  • Greenhill Band Spreads Holiday Cheer at Gooch

    The Greenhill band played a program of seasonal favorites at Gooch Elementary on Friday morning.

    The Greenhill band played a program of seasonal favorites at Gooch Elementary on Friday morning.

    It was a morning of holiday cheer at Gooch Elementary School, where the Greenhill band and dancers stopped by today for a performance filled with seasonal favorites in a packed school auditorium.

    After their renditions of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Feliz Navidad” and others, the Greenhill students allowed the youngsters in the audience to touch their instruments and see them up close.

    “We have been performing for local elementary schools for more than 25 years,” said Greenhill band director Brian Donnell. “It is always one of the students’ favorite concerts because the children just love the performance.”

    By Dec. 19, 2014 | 1:16 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • Winston Students Pitch In For Hunger Relief

    Winston sixth-grader Chris Bird helped to fill bags of food recently at the North Texas Food Bank.

    Winston sixth-grader Chris Bird helped to fill bags of food at the North Texas Food Bank.

    Students in fifth and sixth grade at The Winston School did their part to help curb hunger in the Dallas area on Dec. 9, when they volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank.

    The Winston students helped to prepare donated food for delivery by clearing six giant pallets of pre-bought bags from Tom Thumb and sorting the food into boxes. The 4,800 pounds of food helped to facilitate about 4,000 meals.

    By Dec. 19, 2014 | 10:26 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Recovery Story Transcends Language Barriers

    Four years ago, a young man turned on the radio.

    The author of Struck by Living, Preston Hollow resident Julie Hersh, was discussing the book she wrote about her personal struggles and recovery from depression.

    The young man, Andres Correa, called his father after hearing Hersh on the radio.

    His mother’s symptoms were very similar to Hersh’s, and he recommended the book to his father, Jorge.

    “[My son] called me and I downloaded the first 43 pages for free, and when I read it I felt so connected to it,” Jorge Correa said.

    While his wife, Patricia, was in the hospital, he would translate each page into Spanish for her. Read More…

    By Dec. 19, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • December 18, 2014

  • ESD Soccer Coach Reaches 300-Win Milestone

    Mark Gardner earned his 300th win as ESD boys soccer coach this month. (Photo: Alaina Van Pelt)

    Mark Gardner earned his 300th win as ESD boys soccer coach this month. (Photo: Alaina Van Pelt)

    Congratulations to ESD boys soccer coach Mark Gardner, who reached a career milestone this month with his 300th career victory after the Eagles defeated St. Mark’s 3-2.

    Gardner, who started coaching at ESD in 1993, holds the record for most wins in a single varsity sport at the school. The Eagles won the SPC Division I title last season.

    “It really makes me think about all the students and families I’ve coached over the years,” Gardner said. “I enjoy every season I coach, from soccer to field hockey. I have to give credit to the kids, though — they are the ones who win the game. If I can say I’ve only had one losing season out of 22, that’s pretty fortunate.”

    By Dec. 18, 2014 | 12:12 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Top Chefs Cater to New Options

    Dee Lincoln's Bubble Bar and Kent Rathbun's The Kitchen at 6130 are both already operating as catering facilities. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

    Dee Lincoln’s Bubble Bar and Kent Rathbun’s The Kitchen at 6130 are both already operating as catering facilities. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

    Chefs across town are carving out new opportunities for themselves by taking their well-known restaurants and turning them into private catering venues.

    Take Kent Rathbun and Dee Lincoln, for example: Rathbun has taken his 5-year-old Preston Center restaurant Blue Plate Kitchen and turned it into The Kitchen at 6130.

    “When we elected to close Blue Plate, it was still in good shape in terms of a restaurant,” Rathbun said. He explained that the Preston Center location was packed for breakfast and lunch, but didn’t attract nighttime traffic. So how does he make that space work for a catering venue? Read More…

    By Dec. 18, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • December 17, 2014

  • Will Local Mom Win Top Prize on ‘Survivor?’

    Baylor Wilson and Missy Payne. (Photo courtesy CBS)

    Baylor Wilson and Missy Payne. (Courtesy CBS)

    Many folks might roll their eyes when they learn the season finale of “Survivor” airs tonight on CBS, but at least there’s a local rooting interest in the million-dollar prize.

    Missy Payne, 47, is a competitive cheerleading coach who lives in Preston Hollow and appears on the show alongside her daughter, Baylor Wilson, 20, a musician who lives in Nashville. The season was taped earlier this year in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

    Cucina Italian Restaurant in Preston Center will hold a watch party for the two-hour episode, which starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reunion special. The restaurant will serve its full menu along with a buffet, and will donate 5 percent of all proceeds tonight to Payne’s nonprofit gym, Cheer 4 Your Life.

    By Dec. 17, 2014 | 3:49 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Lamplighter Librarian Honored For Picture Book

    Patricia Vermillion

    Patricia Vermillion

    Patricia Vermillion, the librarian at Lamplighter School, doesn’t just choose books for children to read — she writes them as well.

    Vermillion has been chosen by the San Antonio Conservation Society to receive a 2015 citation for her picture book Texas Chili? Oh My!, which was published in 2013. She will be honored with a framed certificate at a ceremony and book signing on March 20 in San Antonio.

    In a letter from the president of the society, Sue Ann Pemberton, the citation reflects “our sincere appreciation for a work which furthers the purpose of the Conservation Society: to preserve Texas History and to educate the public with knowledge of our inherited values.”

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  • Yes! Luncheon Raises More Than $400,000

    Jane Pauley discusses her career with moderator Amy Jones, (Photo: Lara Bierner)

    Jane Pauley discusses her career with moderator Amy Jones, (Photo: Lara Bierner)

    Legacy Senior Communities hosted their annual Yes! Luncheon on Nov. 19. Journalist and author Jane Pauley acted as the guest speaker, with more than 500 people in attendance.

    In total, the event raised more than $400,000 for the communities, benefiting the residents’ financial-assistance funds for the Legacy Preston Hollow-Dallas Home for the Jewish Aged and The Legacy at Home.

    Molly Bogen, president and CEO of The Senior Source, was presented with the first-ever Carmen Miller Michael Award.

    The event also featured a silent auction, including jewelry, sports packages, and dining specials.

    “My dad died of Alzheimer’s five and a half years ago,”co-chair Elaine Pearlman said. “The elderly are often overlooked, and it’s important that we don’t forget about them.”

    Legacy is unique in its endeavor to provide financial assistance to many of the elderly and aging population.

    “There are always people who need financial aid,” chair Carol Aaron said. “The community is aware and saying ‘yes.'”

    By Dec. 17, 2014 | 1:53 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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