Posts by Sarah Bennett

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    • Sarah Bennett
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    • Sarah grew up in Mansfield and graduated from SMU with a Creative Writing degree. She joined People Newspapers in January 2013 after interning with D Magazine in fall 2012. After a brief freelancing hiatus, she returned to People in May 2014.
  • Studio 6 Celebrates Grand Opening Tonight

    Remember when we told you about Preston Hollow resident Elizabeth Lindberg opening her second Studio 6 Fitness location? Well, tonight marks the official, grand opening of her Shops at Park Lane location from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s also the second anniversary of the Preston Forest location, so there’s plenty of reason to sweat it out and celebrate.

    “We can provide existing clients twice as many classes at two great locations, for the very best value,” Lindberg said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming new clients and expanding our signature workouts and services to current clients and patrons that shop, work, or live near the Shops of Park Lane.”

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 29, 2014 | 1:12 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Join Rawlings’ Father-And-Son Pancake Breakfast

    As part of Mayor Rawlings’ efforts to combat domestic violence across the city, the mayor will be hosting a father-and-son pancake breakfast on Oct. 4. Head out to the Sheraton Hotel at 9 a.m. to enjoy breakfast and keynote speaker Victor Rivers, spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Want to go? RSVP here.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 25, 2014 | 5:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • TEDxSMU Alum Speaks at PHPC Tomorrow

    Renowned Paul Quinn College president Michael Sorrell will kick off Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church’s fall talk series at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Individual tickets are $10, or you can get a season pass for all three talks for $25. Make reservations here.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 24, 2014 | 1:09 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • More Mosquito Spraying Tonight

    Keep them skeeters away.

    Keep them skeeters away.

    OK, this time it’s the 6400 block of Prestonshire Lane area that’s tested positive for West Nile mosquitoes.

    That means the area to be sprayed is “generally bounded by:” Aberdeen Avenue on the north, Preston Road on the west, Hillcrest Road on the east, and Beauregard Drive on the south.

    Spraying will take place tonight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. You know what to do — be safe out there, people.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 24, 2014 | 12:45 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Memorial Honors NDSM Director Nancy Volk

    Founder and director of the North Dallas Shared Ministries clinic Nancy Volk died on Sept. 18. A celebration of her life will take place from 6-9 p.m. this Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Texas Discovery Gardens.

    There will be notecards to write memories of Nancy as well as a slideshow. If you have a memory to contribute electronically, email it here. Hard copies of photos will also be accepted at the ceremony.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NDSM in Nancy’s memory on their website. Please denote your contribution is in memory of Nancy Volk.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 23, 2014 | 12:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Villalba Hosts Alzheimer’s Screening

    State rep. Jason Villalba is working with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to host a free screening and early detection event on Oct. 4. Head out to Royal Lane Baptist from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take part in the Community Memory Screenings and Awareness Education (CARES) initiative. Get more info here.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 23, 2014 | 11:36 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Presbyterian Communities and Services Host Lunch

    Dallas native David Hudgins wrote and produced TV shows such as Everwood, Friday Night Lights, and Parenthood. (Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Witt)

    Dallas native David Hudgins wrote and produced TV shows such as Everwood, Friday Night Lights, and Parenthood. (Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Witt)

    Presbyterian Communities and Services will host the Each Moment Matters Luncheon on Oct. 31 at the Hilton Anatole. The event, which starts at noon, honors 44 “Dallas heroes” — a.k.a. community and philanthropy leaders — and features Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award nominated co-producer and writer David Hudgins as guest speaker.

    Funding raised will go toward the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund, which provides for specialized bereavement services for children such as pet, music, and massage therapy.

    Individual tickets start at $150, while table sponsorships start at $1,500 for ten seats. Email Chris Patton here or call 214-316-4575 to book.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 23, 2014 | 3:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Temple Emanu-El to Host Library Fundraiser

    Susan Orlean wrote "The Orchid Thief," which inspired the film "Adaptation." (Photo: Gaspar Tringale)

    Susan Orlean wrote The Orchid Thief, which inspired the film Adaptation. (Photo: Gaspar Tringale)

    Mark your calendars: on Nov. 20, Temple Emanu-El will host an event to raise awareness on happenings with the Friends of the Dallas Public Library. Journalist and best-selling author Susan Orlean will be the keynote speaker, along with Freda Gail Stern.

    Catch the event from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Tobian Auditorium.

    Dinner-and-program tickets begin at $180 a person, while program-only tickets start at $35. Click here or call 214-670-1458 to book. Proceeds support the Dallas Public Library, its 29 branches, and its two bookmobiles.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 22, 2014 | 2:14 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Winston School Hosts Book Signing

    rsz_9781625102522largeLast week, the “Start of the Season Craft Fair” at The Winston School featured children’s author Laura W. Eckroat signing copies of her book, What’s in the Corner.

    The story follows Muffin the rescue dog and his adventures.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 22, 2014 | 2:03 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Alcuin Cuts Ribbon on New Innovation Studio

    Alcuin students and leaders cut a ribbon on a new innovation studio Wednesday. (Photo: Courtesy of Carla Meadows)

    Alcuin students and leaders cut a ribbon on a new innovation studio Wednesday. (Photo: Courtesy of Carla Meadows)

    Students and leaders at the Alcuin School cut a ribbon on the campus’ new innovation studio last Wednesday. The facility is open to first-grade through upper-school students and features a 3-D printer, “all-in-one” learning boards, a SMART Table, and a presentation theater, to name a few.

    Ken Hersh, co-founder and CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, acted as guest speaker, and kicked off the Alcuin Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership Speaker Series.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 22, 2014 | 1:35 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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