September 10, 2014

  • Hear the Thoughts of Dallas Council Members

    Preston Hollow Democrats will host a “non-partisan” community forum on Thursday night at Northaven United Methodist Church.

    The event, which will replace the regular PHD bi-weekly meeting, is scheduled to include appearances by Dallas City Council members Jennifer Staubach Gates, Lee Kleinman, Monica Alonzo, and Philip Kingston. They will discuss issues facing their districts and the city.

    The forum, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

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  • Marine Reunites With Canine Platoon Partner

    Jjoe

    Robert Hulsey and his wife, Rachel, reunited with Jjoe on Tuesday at Love Field.

    Everyone loves a reunion between a member of the military and their family, but a ceremony on Tuesday evening at Love Field was a little out of the ordinary.

    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Robert Hulsey was reunited with Jjoe, a military contract working dog with which he served in Afghanistan. The 7-year-old black Labrador specialized in locating and detecting IEDs alongside Hulsey and his platoon. The two served together during a 7-month deployment in 2011 in Marja, Afghanistan.

    “Jjoe and I developed a strong bond during our service together in Afghanistan,” Hulsey said. “After spending 24 hours a day together for seven months, we became family. Jjoe relied on me and I relied on him.”

    Hulsey served in the Marines from 2005 to 2011. After he completed his service, Jjoe was sent back for another tour. Now, Hulsey and his family plan to adopt Jjoe as a companion for their Miniature Dachshund.

    The reunion was facilitated by American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue, a pair of nonprofits that work to reconnect military working dogs with their former handlers.

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  • Adoption Inspires Novel For Teacher

    Something kept nagging at Kay Honeyman while waiting for her adopted son to arrive: immigration; the Chinese zodiac; learning new cultures.

    After all, the child she and her husband were adopting was coming to America from China. So the topic stayed on her mind until she finally had to get it down on paper.

    “I was thinking what this was going to mean for him,” she said. “I just started to think about immigration in a different way.”

    That led to The Fire Horse Girl, the Highland Park Middle School teacher’s debut, young-adult novel. The story follows Jade Moon, a young girl born during the year of the fire horse, which is practically taboo in Chinese culture.

    “The fire horse is kind of legendary because it makes people stubborn and strong-willed, so to be a fire-horse woman is terrible,” Honeyman said. Read More…

    By Sep. 10, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 9, 2014

  • ESD Alums Catch Acting Bug

    ESD Alums Catch Acting Bug

    Almost 20 almuni from Episcopal School of Dallas performed in the school’s production of “Urinetown” in August. (Photo: Lauren Redmond)

    Nearly 20 alumni from The Episcopal School of Dallas took the stage for the summer’s annual alumni musical, “Urinetown.” This year’s production, under the direction of Lauren Redmond and the school’s Upper School music teacher, Joe Snyder, debuted in August in the Bray Performance Hall.

    Members of the ESD community ­— including past and current faculty and staff members, alumni, and current students and parents — showed up to pack the house on each of the three evening performances.

    “Seeing so many alums come back and put on a show for the rest of the community was such a great experience,” alumni relations manager Megan Boyd said. “The cast spanned more than 15 years of classes; it was great to see everyone renew old bonds and form new friendships.” Read More…

    By Sep. 9, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 8, 2014

  • The Plaza Adds Some Rustic Flair

    anteksA new store hits The Plaza at Preston Center boasting unique handcrafted pieces for your home with rustic flair. Anteks Curated will open this fall.

    Owner Jason Lenox designs some of the pieces himself; the others are selected from local vendors and designers or small production companies. In addition to home accessories, the store will carry gift items, menswear, and a few pieces of furniture featuring western patterns, cowhides or distressed wood. Some of these items are also carried at the Anteks showroom in the Dallas design district.

    By Sep. 8, 2014 | 12:51 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Franklin Still Reigns as Queen of Soul

    Aretha Franklin

    From left, Ross and Kara Miller, Aretha Franklin, and Cindy and Scott Collier

    At 72, Aretha Franklin can still move and groove, as she proved to a packed house during the annual “A Night to Remember” fundraiser on Saturday at the Winspear.

    The Queen of Soul performed for almost two hours at the event that was chaired for the third year in a row by Preston Hollow couples Scott and Cindy Coll and Ross and Kara Miller. Honorary chairmen were Annette Simmons and Amy Simmons.

    The evening, which began with a candlelight dinner for top donors, raised a record $850,000 for CitySquare, a social-service organization that aims to fight poverty and hunger in Dallas.

    By Sep. 8, 2014 | 12:02 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Studio 6 Fitness to Open New Location

    Preston Hollow resident Elizabeth Lindberg is the owner, founder and trainer at Studio 6 Fitness. She is opening a second location at The Shops at Park Lane on Sept. 15.

    “To meet the demand and minimize the waitlist from our existing studio at Preston Forest, The Shops at Park Lane was a perfect location for our second studio as many of our clients already shop and live nearby,” Lindberg said.

    The company’s pilates workouts combine cardio and strength training with pilates based on the Lagree fitness method. Studio 6 is the largest Lagree studio in Texas.There is also a room for private pilates sessions and a retail space featuring apparel and local organic pressed juices.

    Elizabeth Lindberg is the owner, founder and trainer of Studio 6 Fitness.

    Elizabeth Lindberg is the owner, founder and trainer of Studio 6 Fitness.

    By Sep. 8, 2014 | 11:56 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • TCA Students Dive Deep For Credit

    TCA Students Dive Deep For Credit

    Students got certified in diving before heading off to the Cayman Islands for class credit. (Photo Courtesy of Trinity Christian Academy)

    This summer, Trinity Christian Academy students were presented with a unique learning opportunity — the chance to journey to the Cayman Islands while earning school credit.

    TCA science teachers Bob Adams and Stephen Megison, joined by TCA administrator Janie Heard, led a group of students on the five-day diving expedition, granting them rare access to some of the most vibrant ocean life the Caribbean Sea has to offer. Read More…

    By Sep. 8, 2014 | 11:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 7, 2014

  • Clinic Offers Free Service to First Responders

    With Sept. 11 only a few days away, expect to see some announcements on how area businesses and government entities are saluting our local first responders and military members for their efforts.

    One such company is The Joint, a chiropractic clinic with locations at Preston Royal, at Lincoln Park shopping center, and in the West Village. The company will offer a free neck of back adjustment for first responders through Saturday at any of its clinics. No appointment is required.

    By Sep. 7, 2014 | 2:51 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 6, 2014

  • Johnson, ESD Break Through Against St. Mark’s

    Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson scored four touchdowns as ESD topped St. Mark’s on Friday. (Photo: Ben Weaver/GameAction Photo)

    The victory was worth the wait for ESD on Friday, as the Eagles crushed rival St. Mark’s 34-14 for its first win in the series in more than a decade.

    Jack Johnson was the workhorse, accumulating 190 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns as ESD took a 21-0 lead at halftime and never looked back at Jones Stadium.

    Winston Guillory tallied 152 receiving yards on six catches, and Thomas Fitts connected with Nakeie Montgomery on a short scoring pass just before halftime. Defense also played a key role for the Eagles (2-0) by forcing four turnovers.

    Read More…

    By Sep. 6, 2014 | 1:31 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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