School may be (almost) out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that your little ones should stop practicing their reading. Last week I chatted with Carol Ann Luby, the vice president of membership for the University Park Library, and she shared an interesting fact with me: children can lose two to three brain levels in reading during the summer time if they don’t do it regularly. As a child I spent my summers enrolled in Hyer’s book club, and I credit it as one of the reasons I love reading so much (shout out to Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Shuford). Are you looking for something similar to enroll your little ones in? Here are the details on Mayor Rawlings’ summer reading camp.
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club will last for eight weeks (June 15 – August 10) and aims to get the whole family involved (that’s right, there’s a section for adults too). You can register online or at any Dallas Library location. Instead of selecting a specific book for kiddos to enjoy, this reading club wants participant to log their hours spent reading – and receive prizes as a reward (free Pizza Hut, perhaps?). Click here to find out more information.
Everyone knows that healthcare is a hot-button issue right now, and with federal changes taking effect, it’s best to know exactly how to deal with Medicare. Part of that knowledge is avoiding fraud. Tomorrow, the Preston Royal Library wants to help you with that task. Seniors are invited to come out from 2 to 3 p.m. for an informative session in partnership with The Senior Source, Texas Senior Medicare Patrol, and the Administration on Aging.
Fore more information, call 214-670-7128.
Greenhill School announced today that Ralph Dintino has been appointed head football coach beginning on June 1.
Dintino is the former head coach at Fort Worth Trinity Valley, where he led the program to four consecutive Southwest Preparatory Conference championships. He has also been an assistant coach on the college level at Cornell and Northwestern.
Dintino, who replaces Jeff Hollway, is a graduate of Ithaca College, where he was an all-conference safety and played in the NCAA Division III national championship game his senior year.
He will also serve as director of Greenhill Sports Center, coordinating schedules and activities for the school’s athletic facilities and summer athletic camps.
The Hornets are coming off an 0-9 season.
Jesuit alum Jordan Spieth didn’t have much time to dwell on a tough weekend at the HPC Byron Nelson Championship.
After finishing tied for 68th place a 5-over on Sunday, the first-year pro turned right around today and headed to a British Open qualifier at Gleneagles Country Club. He will also throw out the first pitch prior to Tuesday’s game between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland A’s at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Spieth will also go to Fort Worth to compete in the Colonial beginning on Thursday.
It’s that time again. Saturday will mark Hockaday’s 99th commencement at 7pm. The event will be white as ever. Tradition is for the seniors to wear white dresses with a white with a rim full of flowers. One nice thing about this tradition? Not having to worry about what to wear!
Flip through our summer edition of Society Weddings to learn about the companies springing up to help grooms make pitch perfect proposals, and how Preston Hollow resident Vatana Watters turned her garage bridal gown business into a global brand.
Planning a wedding? Check out our Wedding Resources directory.
In the words of the JCC, it’s time to “get your schmear on.” This year’s annual Bagel Run happens on Sunday morning, and is a fun way to get the whole family moving. The fun starts at 7:45 a.m. with an “exclusive Harlem Shake warm-up followed by the “kids k” and then the 5- and 10k runs. The carb-loading begins immediately after the runs end, with a bagel buffet and awards presentation.
At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, bring your kids to Bookmarks in NorthPark Center, where native-Argentinian Miss Lilia will lead a special Spanish story time. At 2 p.m. in Bookmarks, Debbie Day will take present “Jubilee Jamboree,” where she takes kids on a trip down memory lane to the 1950′s, and then back to the future.
Be they four legged, finned, feathery, or scaly, pets are part of the family. Pose with your pet or send us your favorite snapshot by May 24 for the chance to be featured in our Pet People section, which premieres on May 31. This section will cover news and information for all pet lovers, including community pet-friendly establishments, local animal organizations and services, and your cutest pet pics. Email your pet family portraits to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern lacrosse player Taylor Thornton, a Hockaday alumnae, has been nominated for Sports Illustrated‘s Female College Athlete of the Year.
Thornton will try to wrap up her stellar college career by helping the Wildcats win their third straight and eighth overall national title. After opening the NCAA Tournament with a 15-8 win over Stanford on Sunday, Northwestern will host Penn State in the second round at 7 p.m. Saturday.
You can read Thornton’s profile and vote for her here.
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