Posts by Elizabeth Ygartua

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    • Elizabeth Ygartua
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    • Elizabeth is a Dallas native returning after four years in Richmond, Va., where she was the editor-in-chief and design editor of the University of Richmond's The Collegian. Her first job in journalism was on Highland Park Middle School's Tribal Tribune. In her spare time, she tries to sell her paintings and prints, and remind herself how lucky she is.
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes 20th

    Kappa Tablescapes photo blog

    It’s the 20th anniversary of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes event and this year’s theme is classic Southern cooking with a French twist.

    The Candlelight event will be held the evening of Oct. 20 at the Dallas Country Club. The First Hour Viewing is from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the cocktail buffet, with entertainment by DSQ Electric, is from 7:30 – 10 p.m.

    If you’ve never attended this event, it’s truly one of the best examples of elegant, fun and over-the-top creativity. There are still tickets available at Kappa Dallas.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Oct. 10, 2014 | 2:48 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Greek Food Festival Starts Today

    If that video didn’t convince you to head over to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at Hillcrest Road at Alpha this weekend, I don’t know what will. I debated between that video and another of Greek dancers in which an older gentleman danced with a table in his teeth (start it at 23 seconds for the magic). Seriously it’s amazing.

    The festival starts today and runs from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for kids 12 and under, and $6 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased there or online.

    I haven’t been to the festival in a few years, but from what I remember it was a hoot. The baklava is calling my name, so I’m heeding the call and going on Sunday. See you Preston Hollow peeps there.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Sep. 26, 2014 | 1:13 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Wine Getaway Makes Great Weekend


    A couple relaxes at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. (Photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)

    A couple relaxes at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. (Photo: Elizabeth Ygartua)

    As soon as the thermometer in my car started reading 90 degrees, I was ready to flee Dallas — and quickly. After a 4.5-hour drive, and a friend and I were cooling off with local wine in Fredericksburg, where boutiques have been transformed into wine stores and restaurants feature local vintages.

    In the past 20 years, the area has become home to a flourishing wine community, particularly along U.S. Highway 290. Check to see if your visit corresponds with monthly restaurant-winery pair-up events hosted by a collective of 13 of the wineries along the road. Read More…

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 26, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • The Winston School

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 16, 2014 | 5:11 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Helen Bogicevic Terry

    HelenTerryHelen Bogicevic Terry died July 5 after a courageous battle with brain cancer, specifically, glioblastoma multiforme. Born March 14, 1954 in Dallas, Helen always had a smile. She lit up every room she entered and left a positive impact on everyone she encountered. Helen was a devoted wife, loving daughter, adoring mother, esteemed colleague, amazing “Go Go” the grandmother, and a cherished friend who will be truly missed by all those she touched.

    Helen graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received her degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

    After college she returned to Dallas where she met the love of her life, Jeb Barton Terry. Jeb and Helen were married June 3, 1978 and made their life in Dallas where they raised their three children, Greer, Jeb Jr. and Avril. Helen’s greatest joy in life was her children.

    Helen was a real estate agent with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for 19 years where she received numerous accolades. She was active in the Junior League of Dallas, the Dallas Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta and parent organizations at Hockaday, St. Mark’s and ESD.

    Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Momcilo & Milena Bogicevic. In addition to her husband Jeb, she is survived by her daughter Greer & Vance Freed of Jackson, Wyo.; her son Jeb Jr. & Robin Terry of Chapel Hill, N.C.; daughter Avril & Trevor Rees of New York, N.Y. and her four grandchildren Emerson, Harper and Jeb Terry III and Reese Freed. Helen will be missed by her father-in-law Addison Terry of Washington; her brothers and sisters-in-law Tim & Kris Terry of Dallas, and Add & Nancy Terry of Angel Fire, N.M.; and her dear cousins, Michele Puddle of Surrey, UK and Adriana Batinic of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Her family wishes to thank the incredible team at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, the Duke Neurosciences team and Duke Hospice at Hock Family Pavilion for their tireless care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Helen’s honor to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Attn: Ellen Stainback, Box 3624 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jul. 9, 2014 | 1:40 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • That’s a Whole Lot of Cuteness

    I’m posting this because it’s Friday, and we could all use some peachicks in our lives.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jun. 27, 2014 | 3:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Capers For Kids Camp Starts Next Week

    One of the highlights of summers when I was a kid was my time spent at Capers For Kids camp. It was the perfect camp for someone who was a bit shy, but loved theater and loved art. As I played, I learned how to speak in front of crowds, how to work a light board, how to tie-dye shirts, make transfer prints, sculpt clay, and use my imagination to a creative and productive end.

    For the past nine years, Capers for Kids has been holding some of its camps for elementary-aged students at the Alcuin School. This year’s first session starts next Monday and runs through June 20. The second session runs July 7-18. As of the end of last week there were still positions available, but they are limited, so if you’re interested contact Amanda Sampica at (972) 239-1745, ex. 277.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Jun. 4, 2014 | 3:54 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Police Report: May 12 to May 20

    SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Electronics and Lunch To Go

    Between 9:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on May 16, a burglar broke into a house in the 3900 block of Beechwood Lane and stole a $600 Samsung phone and a $499 Toshiba flat-screen television. The thief also ate some food off the kitchen counter.

    12 MONDAY

    At 4:15 p.m., a shoplifter stole $56 worth of body mist and $38 worth of shower gel from Bath and Body Works at NorthPark Center. Cassandra Jean Timmons, 53, was arrested on charges of theft and failure to identify.

    Between 8 a.m. on May 13 and 3 p.m. on May 14, a thief stole two copper gutters, valued at $500, from a house in the 5300 block of Waneta Drive.

    At 3:20 p.m., a shoplifter stole three pairs of denim shorts, valued at $90, along with a $50 pair of jeans from Dillard’s at NorthPark Center. Brian Larry Alexander, 50, was arrested on a theft charge.

    Between 4 and 4:50 p.m., a thief stole a $50 Vera Bradley clutch from an unlocked white 2008 Chevrolet SUV at Northway Christian Church.

    Between 8:30 and 11:30 p.m., a burglar broke into a white 2010 Hyundai sedan at NorthPark Center and stole a $200 Motorola headset, a $100 pair of Nike women’s shoes, a $100 iPhone 4S, two Michael Kors shirts valued at $100, a $70 pair of men’s jeans, a $50 hardcover suitcase, a $50 Under Armour women’s hoodie, a $50 shaving kit, and a $20 Eastpak backpack.

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    By Elizabeth Ygartua May. 30, 2014 | 1:18 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Thompson – Richards

    John Cain Photography

    John Cain Photography

    Mr. and Mrs. John Philp Thompson Jr. of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Caroline Thompson, to David Joseph Richards, the son of Ms. Nancy Richards of Highland Park, and Mr. Mike Richards of University Park.

    The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in corporate communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Caroline is a principal at Windsor & Park Group, LLC, a fundraising and event planning firm.

    The groom is also a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in entrepreneurial management from Texas Christian University. David is in real estate asset management for Castle Peak Homes.

    The couple will exchange vows on June 7, 2014 at Rio Roca Ranch, the groom’s family ranch in Graford, Texas.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua May. 28, 2014 | 5:19 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Del Monte – McKenzie

    DelMonte-McKenzie Eng Photo #2Mr. and Mrs. John Del Monte of Lutherville, Md., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Marie Del Monte, to Scott Wright McKenzie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike McKenzie of University Park.

    The bride is a graduate of St. Paul’s School for Girls in Brooklandville, Md. She received a BA in psychology and an MMS in management studies from Duke University. Megan is a regional account executive with Comcast Spotlight in Baltimore.

    The groom graduated from Highland Park High School. He received a BS in economics and an MMS in management studies from Duke University. Scott is an associate with JMI Equity in Baltimore.

    The couple will exchange vows at Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C., on June 14.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua May. 28, 2014 | 5:18 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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