October 23, 2014

  • Edgemere Raises $26,000 For Alzheimer’s

    Edgemere residents did their part to raise funds for a cause that's close to their hearts.

    Edgemere residents did their part to raise funds.

    Residents, staff and family members at Edgemere, a senior living community in Preston Hollow, teamed up to raise funds during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event, resulting in $26,344 for the Greater Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Edgemere hosted events including a satellite walk, a community garage sale, and donations to allow staff to wear jeans on Fridays.

    Its efforts placed the facility among the top five fundraising companies for the walk for the sixth year in a row.

    By Oct. 23, 2014 | 10:23 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Annual ‘Battle For the Saddle’ Has More at Stake

    W.T. White quarterback Jackson Fults will lead the Longhorns against Jesuit tonight. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    W.T. White quarterback Jackson Fults will lead the Longhorns against Jesuit tonight. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Neighborhood bragging rights will be on the line tonight in the annual “Battle for the Saddle” football game between Jesuit and W.T. White — two campuses just a few blocks apart.

    But more important to both teams will be the potential playoff implications of the matchup, with both teams in contention for postseason spots in District 9-6A.

    The Longhorns (4-3, 2-2) are in a more precarious position in the league standings, having dropped to fourth place — with just three games remaining — after a 42-0 loss to powerhouse Skyline last week. White’s game at Irving Nimitz next week will also be critical.

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    By Oct. 23, 2014 | 1:52 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Recycle Your Electronics, Have a Salad

    Snappy Salads will hold a free “recycling roundup” at six of its Dallas-area locations on Saturday, including at Preston Forest from 9 a.m. to noon.

    The event is designed to collect electronic items including computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, cell phones, VCRs, stereos, copiers, printers, video games, fax machines, calculators, as well as small appliances and batteries.

    The chain of salad eateries with an eco-friendly twist held its first such collection day in the spring, and estimated that they disposed of more than seven tons of electronic waste.

    On Saturday, the Snappy Salads location at 5941 Greenville Avenue also will participate from 1 to 4 p.m.

    By Oct. 23, 2014 | 1:36 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • October 22, 2014

  • Run With Villalba in ‘Fired Up 5K’ This Sunday

    State Rep. Jason Villalba and Town North YMCA are teaming up to bring you the Fired Up 5K this Sunday. Many area businesses such as Dougherty’s Pharmacy are helping out, and even Parish Episcopal School’s band will be there to play along. You still have two days to register.

    The “fun run” starts at 8 a.m. and has a $10 registration fee, while the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. and has a $30 registration fee. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

    The 5K will begin at the Dallas Fire Department Station #2 with Villalba firing the start. After winding through the neighborhood, it will end at the Town North YMCA athletic field, and award will be given out at 10 a.m.

    All participants will get a short-sleeved T-shirt, while the first 500 5K runners will get a long-sleeved “dry-fit” T-shirt.

    Did we mention the proceeds go toward the Town North YMCA Endowment? Fun and a good cause. What could be better?

    By Oct. 22, 2014 | 2:03 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Alcuin Students Get Expert Business Tips

    Alcuin students collaborated to design mock prosthetic limbs after a recent presentation by LIMBS International president Roger Gonzalez. (Photo: Carla Meadows)

    Alcuin students collaborated to design mock prosthetic limbs after a recent presentation by LIMBS International president Roger Gonzalez. (Photo: Carla Meadows)

    Alcuin School has lined up a pretty cool roster of speakers for its students this year through the Alcuin Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership Speaker Series. No word on whether the speakers are as long-winded as the series title.

    At any rate, a recent sampling includes Dr. Roger Gonzalez, founder and president of LIMBS International, a worldwide nonprofit that’s helping to provide mobility to amputees. He led a mini-engineering challenge with Upper School students.

    Steve Wallach is a financial adviser and former U.S. Department of Energy consultant who met with students about innovations and startup companies. And former Alcuin parent Gabriel Goncalves is founder of PeopleAnswers.com and HomeTracker, who offered an inspirational presentation about business aspirations.

     

    By Oct. 22, 2014 | 12:35 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • ESD’s Fitts is Built Like a Truck

    Mike Munden, Director of Sales at Park Cities Ford Lincoln;  Thomas Fitts, Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week; Coach Richard Williams; Greg Tomlin, General Sales Manager at Park Cities Ford Lincoln

    From left, Mike Munden, director of sales at Park Cities Ford Lincoln; ESD quarterback Thomas Fitts; ESD head coach Richard Williams; and Greg Tomlin, general sales manager at Park Cities Ford Lincoln

    ESD quarterback Thomas Fitts was recently presented with a “Built Ford Tough High School Football Player of the Week” award for his efforts in in 48-18 win over Houston Christian on Oct. 2.

    In that game, Fitts completed 31 of 45 passes for 459 yards and four touchdowns. He also plays lacrosse and sports a 3.3 grade-point average, and plans to attend college at USC next year.

    “Thomas is the first to arrive every day, giving him time to watch film with me,” said ESD head coach Richard Williams. “And he’s the last to leave, taking extra time to throw to his receivers. He’s the most dedicated athlete I’ve ever coached. There’s no doubt about his leadership. He’s very vocal, jumping on slackers whenever necessary and holding teammates to the highest level. The players feed off his commitment, which is a big part of our success.”

    By Oct. 22, 2014 | 11:04 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Cambridge Students Travel For College Trip

    Cambridge School of Dallas students at Emory University.

    Cambridge School students at Emory University.

    A group of upper school students from Cambridge returned from a national college trip on Saturday.

    This year they visited colleges and universities in Georgia including Georgia Tech University, University of Georgia, Emory University, Berry College, and Covenant College.

    The students, accompanied by Louie Little, the Cambridge director of college placement, attended admission presentations and campus tours.

    By Oct. 22, 2014 | 10:52 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • High Schools Team Up For Soles4Souls

    Area high schools are banding together for a cause, launching a drive to collect 25,000 shoes for Soles4Souls.

    Highland Park High School, Ursuline Academy, Hockaday, Episcopal School of Dallas, St. Mark’s, Cistercian, and several other high schools have joined the movement by setting up drop off locations. New and used shoes can be donated at the high schools throughout October.

    Soles4Souls has distributed over 22 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries since its inception in 2007. Noah Conner, a junior at HPHS and one of the student ambassadors for Soles4Souls, said everyone probably has a pair of shoes in their closet that they don’t wear, and they can be used to make the world a better place. 

    By Oct. 22, 2014 | 10:50 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Ursuline Students Take Lessons Around the World

    Ursuline students traveled this summer to Belize, Spain, England, Brazil, Peru, and Great Falls, Mont. (Courtesy photos)

    Ursuline students traveled this summer to Belize, Spain, England, Brazil, Peru, and Great Falls, Mont.

    Before returning to class in August, Ursuline students continued their education far from the classroom this summer.

    The adventures included a mission trip to Belize, a voyage to the Ursuline Centre in Great Falls, Mont., and a visit to Salamanca, Spain.

    During the 10-day mission trip to Belize, students and staff members performed service projects, taught religious education lessons to primary school students, and explored the country. Read More…

    By Oct. 22, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Sponsored Content
    Unique Opportunity for Lladro Fans

     

    Bachendorfs LlardroA unique opportunity awaits all of you who are fans of the famous Lladro figurines.

    Bachendorf’s is sponsoring a signing event on Thursday, Oct. 30, with Rosa Lladro, daughter of one of the brand’s founding brothers. At the event, you will discover the newest additions to this fascinating porcelain brand, including the charming limited edition featuring the rhythms of the fifties, Let’s swing. 

    Rosa Lladro will be pleased to sign all your purchases. For more information go here. The event will be held at Bachendorf’s at Preston Center from 3 to 5 p.m. RSVP to 214-692-8400 or events@bachendorf’s.com.

    By Oct. 22, 2014 | 8:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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