Ursuline Hangar Kick-Off

Christine and Chris Cook, Michelle and Rob Rickman, Suzanne and David Holl, Gretchen Kane, Mary Beth, and Michael Weinberger. (Photos by Kristina Bowman Photography) 0
Christine and Chris Cook, Michelle and Rob Rickman, Suzanne and David Holl, Gretchen Kane, Mary Beth, and Michael Weinberger. (Photos by Kristina Bowman Photography)

Ursuline Academy of Dallas held its Mardi Gras Hangar Party kickoff Oct. 1 at Sam Pack’s Automotive Museum, where Ursuline President Gretchen Kane and Mardi Gras co-chairs Christine Cook, Michelle Rickman, and Mary Beth Weinberger welcomed the committee and spouses at the antique automobile collection.

The fundraising efforts of the Mardi Gras event have raised more than $23 million in tuition assistance for Ursuline students. The Hangar Party is set for Feb. 25, 2017 at Million Air.


Police Reports: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

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DALLAS

28 MONDAY
At 1:10 p.m., a robber entered BB&T in The Market at Preston Forest and presented a note.

At 5 p.m., shoplifters conspired to steal from Dillard’s in NorthPark Center. Alexi Bel Caballero, 26, Rokney DeArmas, 36, and Marinas Rojas, 31, were arrested on charges of theft.

After 10 p.m., a thief stole the tailgate from a vehicle in the 6100 block of Averill Way.

29 TUESDAY
Between 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and 7 a.m. Nov. 29, a burglar broke into a vehicle in the 6200 block of Northaven Road and stole property.


Hockaday Names New Head of School

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The Hockaday School announced that Dr. Karen Warren Coleman, former Vice President for Campus and Student Life at the University of Chicago, will become the thirteenth Head of School, effective July 1, 2017.

“After a complete and exhaustive national search of outstanding candidates, we are elated to welcome Karen as our next head of school,” said search committee chair Michelle Neuhoff. “She will bring vision, inspiration, and momentum to Hockaday while holding true to the traditions of its founding.”

Dr. Coleman has previously served as an adjunct faculty member and guest lecturer for the School of Education at Loyola University. She is frequently sought as a presenter and panelist in student affairs and education for industry conferences and symposiums and has been acknowledged for her published works and expertise in the field of education.


Bond of Sisterhood

Ursuline freshman Jordan Catloth uses ballet to “get away.” (Photo by Chris McGathey) 0
Ursuline freshman Jordan Catloth uses ballet to “get away.” (Photo by Chris McGathey)

For two dancers, an Ursuline Academy sisterhood has sprung up at Royale Ballet Dance Academy in North Dallas.

Ursuline freshman Jordan Catloth spends at least three hours at the studio every day after school, where she studies under Hailey Von Schlehenried, another Ursuline graduate.

“It’s a way for me to express myself and get away from everything,” Catloth said.

The two have been training together for the last five years. Catloth is studying on a professional dance track and recently graduated to Advanced 1 ballet.


Ursuline Girl Scout Brings Library to Women’s Shelter

Tedeschi received a thank you note from Genesis Women’s Shelter. (Courtesy Photo by Alex Tedeschi) 0
Tedeschi received a thank you note from Genesis Women’s Shelter. (Courtesy Photo by Alex Tedeschi)

Ursuline Academy junior Alex Tedeschi first had the idea to bring a library to Genesis Women’s Shelter when she learned that the facility’s residents had no way to check out books or games.

The library is an app-based system that allows Genesis residents to check out books and entertainment donated by Dallas merchants. The work Tedeschi did setting this up and registering all the books and games on the app has been recognized by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, who honored her with a Gold Award in October.

The 16-year-old is at her proudest displaying her pink organizational binder, full of photos of her project taking off. There’s her with a power drill, stooping to build a bookshelf for the library. Or a photo of her posing with her brother in front of a car full of donated books.


Bid Farewell

Linda Frost and Ella Banks are closing their store after 24 years. (Photo by Chris McGathey) 0
Linda Frost and Ella Banks are closing their store after 24 years. (Photo by Chris McGathey)

Ella Banks and Linda Frost are closing the doors to Lovers Lane Antique Market at the end of the year after selling the property.

The buyer has not announced plans, but the location will not remain an antique store.

Banks and Frost have been in the antique business for the past three decades, traveling, looking for treasures, and developing relationships with Dallas dealers and customers.

The Lovers Lane market, which has been voted Best Antique Market by D Magazine, is filled with 18th- and 19th-century antiques from all over the world.


Providence 8th Grader Wins TRA Art Contest

Claire Cochran took the grand prize in the TRA Art Contest. (Courtesy Providence Christian School of Texas) 0
Claire Cochran took the grand prize in the TRA Art Contest. (Courtesy Providence Christian School of Texas)

Claire Cochran, an 8th grader at Providence Christian School, was awarded the grand prize in the 2016 Trinity River Authority Art (TRA) Contest. Her piece was selected over nearly 1,000 other entries from North Texas students in grades 1-8.

prov-2 The theme for this year’s contest was “Don’t Trash Our Water.” Cochran painted a picture of a water bottle floating down the Trinity toward the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

“I saw this as an opportunity to utilize the gifts God gave me to draw attention to the growing effects of pollution,” Cochran said.

The TRA will make t-shirts with Cochran’s artwork for her classmates at Providence. It may also use it in future marketing materials.


Ursuline Talks Body Image

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Olympic gold medalist Michelle Carter discussed healthy body image and positive thinking during Ursuline’s Wellness Week Oct. 18-21.

Carter, who attended Red Oak High School south of Dallas, medaled in shot put during this summer’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. She was the first American woman to do so since 1960.

“I throw a ball in some dirt and I wear lashes and lipstick when I do it,” Carter said. “You can be all woman and be the best in the world.”

Ursuline’s annual Wellness Week focuses on issues relevant to the emotional and physical well-being of teenagers.

“I love encouraging girls to be the best they can be,” Carter said. “High school is the time you’re figuring out stuff, and you’re growing. I just want them to know they can accomplish their goals and dreams.


Dog Days of the Holiday

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Photo courtesy of thinkstock.com

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to keep family pets safe and out of the vet’s office.

Jeanna Montgomery, a veterinarian at Preston Center Animal Clinic, weighed in on the dos and don’ts of the holiday season when it comes to keeping pets safe.

Montgomery’s biggest concern is feeding dogs table food, especially fats or bones from meat. This is the most common reason a dog comes to her clinic.

“The number one thing that usually happens is people want to give them a treat so they give them a fatty food when they normally don’t have fatty foods,” Montgomery said.