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.
  • Leigh Bailey’s Clan Welcomes Newest Member

    We got the news today that legislative candidate Leigh Bailey gave birth to a little boy this morning, named Trey Bailey Carrizales. Trey was born at 5:24 a.m., to be exact, weighing in at 8 lbs., 2 oz. We hear everyone’s doing just fine. Congrats to Leigh and her husband, Vinny!

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 21, 2014 | 3:22 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Former Bodybuilder Helps Clients Go Beyond

    Instructor Brittany Grignon helps assistant editor Sarah Bennett perfect her form. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Instructor Brittany Grignon helps assistant editor Sarah Bennett perfect her form. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    In the heat of summer, Dallasites prefer to sweat it out indoors for their daily workouts. So when Brandi Marino invited me to check out her Beyond studio in Preston Forest, I readily agreed.

    When I walked in for my 9:15 Beyond Pilates class, music was pumping and the studio was already almost full of eager participants. I had done Pilates classes before through another studio, but each machine is slightly different, so my instructor, Brittany Grignon, gave me a quick-and-friendly rundown.  Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 19, 2014 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Throwback Your Thursday at Ziziki’s

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    It’s Thursday. You’ve probably seen “#tbt” on your kids’ (or grandkids’) Facebook page. What does that mean? It means “throwback Thursday,” and that’s exactly what Ziziki’s in Preston Forest is doing with their prices. Because the restaurant is celebrating its 20th year in operation, they have decided to “throwback” certain entrees to their original prices on certain days. But, this offer is only good if you like their Facebook page. Check it out:

    July 17: Chicken salad lunch ($8.95) or chicken souvlaki dinner ($10.95)

    July 24: Lamb souvlaki for lunch ($8.95) or dinner ($12.95)

    July 31: Greek gods platter — back for one day only! ($22.95, two-person minimum)

    YUM. OK, now I’m in the mood for Greek food. See ya there.

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 17, 2014 | 10:58 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Mosquito Pool Tests Positive For West Nile in 75230

    UPDATE (7/15):

    Due to last night’s stormy weather conditions, spraying has been delayed until 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and tomorrow night, weather permitting. Spraying cannot take place during rain or winds greater than 10 MPH.

    Near the 6600 block of Brookshire Drive, a mosquito pool was confirmed positive for West Nile Virus. Therefore, this region is scheduled for mosquito-control spraying between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15. Generally, the area is bound by Azalea Lane, Tulane Boulevard, Airline Road, and Walnut Hill Lane.

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    The insecticide is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, but still, avoid contact by staying inside. Keep your windows up if you’re in the car. If you do come in contact with the spray, wash the affected area with soap and water. There are no residual effects.

    As always, you can reduce your contact with mosquitoes by reducing outdoor activities in the evening and nighttime. If you are outside, be sure to grab some mosquito repellant. And don’t forget to eliminate standing water in pools, ponds, birdbaths, and the like.

    If you have any questions, call the city at 311.

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 14, 2014 | 4:46 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Biblical Art Museum to Debut ‘Via Dolorosa’

    Top left: Renderings give a sneak peek into the donor courtyard. Bottom left: Station V, "Simon of Cyrene." Right: Roberta Byrd, D. Harold Byrd II, Scott Peck, D. Harold Byrd III, Diane Byrd, Dr. Wayne Yakes, Kirk Kibler, and Patricia Martin.

    Top left: Renderings give a sneak peek into the donor courtyard. Bottom left: Station V, “Simon of Cyrene.” Right: Roberta Byrd, D. Harold Byrd II, Scott Peck, D. Harold Byrd III, Diane Byrd, Dr. Wayne Yakes, Kirk Kibler, and Patricia Martin.

    Art lovers and religious folk alike will have a new way to admire the story of the Gospel at the Museum of Biblical Art.

    The museum broke ground on a new “Via Dolorosa” sculpture garden on April 26 that will be completed in the fall, but planning and fundraising for the project were long in the works, starting with a kickoff party hosted by Faye Briggs.

    “We’d been looking for a pilgrimage piece for a long time,” curator and co-director Scott Peck said. “We’ve wanted something outdoors that would attract people, and this makes sense.” Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 14, 2014 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Gerald Tomlin Antiques Moves Into New Digs

    Joanne Tomlin shows off a secretary desk with ivory detailing in the new showroom on Slocum Street. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Joanne Tomlin shows off a secretary desk with ivory detailing in the new showroom on Slocum Street. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    HP Village was home for 25 years

    After 25 years as a tenant in Highland Park Village, Gerald Tomlin Antiques has moved its fine furnishings to Slocum Street in the Design District. 

    “We just kind of ran out of room,” Joanne Tomlin said. 

    The shop has always been a family operation, with Joanne and her husband, Gerald, at the head and their three sons — Gerald Jr., Edward, and Christopher — fulfilling the rest of the duties.  Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 11, 2014 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Help Us Find This Pup’s Home!

    Do you know where this pup lives? (Photo: Elizabeth Sartin)

    Do you know where this pup lives? (Photo: Elizabeth Sartin)

    This Pekingese cutie was found at Inwood Road and Lovers Lane in the Greenway Parks area over the weekend.

    She was wearing a black collar with silver dog bones on it, but no tags and no chip.

    Do you know where her family is? Help us find a happy ending for this pup and spread the word.

    Email Elizabeth if you happen to know something.

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 8, 2014 | 10:12 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Sparkman-Hillcrest Undergoes Renovations

    A new columbarium will expand the facility's ability to provide for cremations. (Photo: chris McGathey)

    A new columbarium will expand the facility’s ability to provide for cremations. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home may be more than 100 years old, but that kind of longevity doesn’t come without making some updates. 

    That’s why the operation is going through a seven-phase remodel, which will include a completely renovated chapel and construction of a new columbarium. 

    “We’re really excited about it,” president and general manager Daniel Salter said. “It’s one of a kind for the state of Texas. There are others throughout the country, but very few. It’s very unique, and we feel that our clientele is going to be very receptive to it.”  Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 6, 2014 | 2:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Attention Readers: We Need Fall Interns

    Hey you — are you a student? Do you know one? Then consider interning for us this fall. We are looking for editorial, art/production, and advertising/marketing interns.

    Get some more info and fill out your application here.

    By Sarah Bennett Jul. 3, 2014 | 4:30 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • PHPC Music Director Speaks at Callier Luncheon

    Featured speaker Terry Price, Dr. Linus Wright, and executive director Dr. Thomas Campbell (Photo: Courtesy of Sharon Adams)

    Featured speaker Terry Price, Dr. Linus Wright, and executive director Dr. Thomas Campbell (Photo: Courtesy of Sharon Adams)

    Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church music director Terry Price was the keynote speaker at the third-annual Callier Cares Luncheon on May 15. The Callier Center for Communication Disorders helps patients with speech, language, and hearing problems. Price himself has received help from the Callier Center as he struggled with tinnitus.

    The luncheon, held at the Dallas Country Club and chaired by Betsy and Sissy Cullum, honored Sara Martineau with the 2014 Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care Award.

    By Sarah Bennett Jun. 30, 2014 | 10:51 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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