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.
  • HP ER Opens in Preston Hollow

    HP ER Opens in Preston Hollow

    Highland Park Emergency Room opened a second location in Preston Hollow. (Photo: Sarah Bennett)

    Fans of the Highland Park Emergency Room who live to the north can now rejoice: a Preston Hollow location just opened last month.

    Even those who have no knowledge of the 24-hour care center on Lemmon Avenue can take respite knowing they will have access to help seven days a week near the intersection of Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Expressway.

    “We understand our patients have choices of where they would like to receive care,” marketing director Cortney Rodriguez said. “We also understand that emergencies are unexpected. We wanted to make our services available and convenient to north Dallas.” Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 29, 2014 | 10:45 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Theta Alums Host ‘Heart to Heart’ Event

    If you “thought Theta” in college, you’ll appreciate that the Dallas chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae are hosting Heart to Heart, a luncheon benefiting Dallas CASA and Theta scholarships on Nov. 11. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Brook Hollow Golf Club. WFAA film critic Gary Cogill will act as the featured speaker.

    If you can’t wait to start the celebrations, then head to the premiere party and auction the night before, from 6 to 8 p.m.

    As many know, Dallas CASA’s Beverly Levy handed off her executive director baton to Kathleen LaValle earlier this year. CASA has been the designated philanthropy for Kappa Alpha Theta chapters across the country for 25 years.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 25, 2014 | 1:48 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Ziziki’s Offers Back to School Promos

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    Ziziki’s owners Costa and Mary Arabatzis are parents, so they know you could use a little help during back-to-school week. That’s why, if you use the phrase “back to school” when ordering, you’ll get free Ziziki Bread today through Wednesday. 

    Then Wednesday through Friday, nominate a teacher on Ziziki’s Facebook page and tell them why your teacher is special. One teacher will win dinner for two at either the Preston Forest or Travis Walk location.

    Finally, on Thursday, post a past or present photo of your kiddo heading off to school on Ziziki’s Facebook page and one winner will get a free lunch. Sounds good to us.

     

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 25, 2014 | 1:03 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Kleinman: Let’s Name Dallas ‘Best Skyline’

    Your humble city councilman, Lee Kleinman, would like for you to help tell the world how awesome Dallas is. Namely, he wants you to vote for Dallas’ skyline.

    It’s for USA Today‘s 10 Best competition. We’re up against Abu Dhabi, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Las Vegas, London, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, St. Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.

    Umm, that’s a lot of cities. Couldn’t we at least break it down by continent? Also, the description of us is a little cliché (oil, banking, 1980s TV show, et cetera). But it’s an honor just to be nominated, right? Check it out — and votehere. It’s what JR would want us to do.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 22, 2014 | 11:44 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Pirch Opening to Feature Local Faces

    Remember that time we told you about Pirch opening in NorthPark? Well, their opening is coming up this week, and it’s set for an all-star cast — from the local perspective, that is. Dallas City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates, Pirch CEO Jeffery Sears, NorthPark president Nancy Nasher, and ESD cheerleaders will cut the ribbon at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday.

    Tim Byres will also be doing cooking demos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Troy Johnson, Food Netowkr host and author, will also be doing performances from 2 to 7 p.m. That should add some spice to your back-to-school shopping.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 21, 2014 | 2:36 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Villalba Calls For Independent Audit of DA’s Office

    State Rep. Jason Villalba announced yesterday that he is calling for an independent audit of the Dallas County District Attorney’s office by the State Auditor’s office due to recent allegations of DA Craig Watkins improperly using public funds and improper operation of a county-owned vehicle.

    Apparently, Watkins rear-ended another vehicle on the Tollway while driving a county-owned vehicle to a speaking engagement at the Park Cities Club on Feb. 5 and then used office funds to settle the arrangement.

    “If Mr. Watkins has violated the law, he should be held responsible, Villalba said in a statement.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 20, 2014 | 4:06 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • This Just in: 75230 Still Full of Mosquitoes

    Sigh. A mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus in the 6600 block of Norway Road. Therefore, the city will spray for mosquitoes between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. tonight and tomorrow. 

    The area is generally bounded by Royal LaneTulane BoulevardAirline Road, and Walnut Hill Lane.

    You know the drill: stay inside, roll up your car windows, keep the pets indoors, and wear mosquito spray when you are outside. And report and problems or standing water to the city at 311.

    If you just can’t get enough mosquito data, go here.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 18, 2014 | 2:47 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Parish Hosts Food Drive This Weekend

    Volunteers get busy on the work to be done. (Photo: Courtesy of Barb Nichol)

    Volunteers get busy on the work to be done. (Photo: Courtesy of Barb Nichol)

    Today through Sunday, Parish Episcopal School will be hosting a food drive in partnership with Turn Hunger Into Hope, Dallas MobilePack, and Feed My Starving Children. Parish expects about 5,000 volunteers, but more hands are always needed. Together, they will pack 1 million meals.

    If you choose to volunteer, bring a non-perishable food item to support the North Texas Food Bank.

    Packing sessions will begin following 15-minute overviews and take place in two-hour shifts, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 15, 2014 | 5:29 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Learn to Prevent Child Abuse at Upcoming Event

    In our print issue this month, we take a look at state Rep. Jason Villalba’s time in office so far. We also gave you a heads up that some district events were coming up. Well, here’s your official reminder that the first of those two, district events is coming up soon:

    Join Villalba and representatives of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center on Sept. 17 for information on preventing child abuse. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Dallas Children’s Theater. Need more info? Go here.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 13, 2014 | 12:11 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Students: Use ‘Golden Rule’ to Express Art, Win

    We all know that the arts frequently receive far too little funding in schools. We also all know that the “golden rule” is something many families value in our community. Why not combine the two and enter The Thanks-Giving Foundation’s Expressions of Gratitude art competition?

    Here’s the deal: teachers/mentors/parents of students K-12 can enter children’s work in the form of visual arts, dance, and written word on the theme “I am grateful for the Golden Rule.” Entries are open Sept. 15 – Dec. 15.

    Judges from various institutions will then award an art/essay winner with prize money from the following groups: kindergarten/first grade; second/third grade; fourth/fifth grade; sixth through eighth grade; ninth/tenth grade; and eleventh/twelfth grade.

    Dance entries will be judged in three groups: kindergarten through fifth grade; sixth through eighth grade; and ninth through twelfth grade.

    Not only do winners receive a cash prize, but their teacher or school receives money for classroom supplies. Click the link here for more information.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 13, 2014 | 10:35 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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