Police Reports: Dec. 19-25

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DALLAS

19 MONDAY
Between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m., a burglar broke the window of a vehicle in the 5700 block of West Lovers Lane and stole property.

At 8:30 a.m., a thief stole property from a vehicle in the parking lot of Kimberly K9 Fitness Center and Spa in the 4500 block of West Lovers Lane.

At 11:35 a.m., a burglar broke into an apartment building in the 8600 block of Thackery Street and stole property.

At 3:35 p.m., a vandal broke the glass door of a house in the 6800 block of Bradbury Lane.

Between 3:30 and 4 p.m., a thief entered a vehicle in the 9300 block of Hollow Way Drive and stole property.


Get Going at the Ballet Burn

Margot Martin opened Ballet Burn on Sept. 10. (Photo by Kelsey Kruzich) 0
Margot Martin opened Ballet Burn on Sept. 10. (Photo by Kelsey Kruzich)

The Park Cities’ new fitness studio, The Ballet Burn, is not like your average barre workout.

Here, groups of women with limited dance backgrounds learn to dance and pose in eclectic styles, barre-free, in socks or bare feet to the tunes of the Notorious B.I.G., Outkast, or the Pointer Sisters.

Classes are taught by instructors with professional and collegiate ballet backgrounds, many of whom still dance. Clients build strength and coordination over time through a unique combination of ballet, yoga, and physical therapy. The studio also offers lessons in ballet technique and restorative yoga classes, as well as private lessons.

The mastermind behind the concept is Margot Martin, an Ursuline Academy alum and retired professional ballerina who turned to yoga after a career-changing injury.


Largest Menorah Lighting in Texas Set for Thursday

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Courtesy of The J

 

The Jewish Community Center of Dallas (The J) and Chabad of Dallas will co-sponsor a free menorah lighting event at 4 p.m. Thursday on The J’s campus, 900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Community member will light the 32-foot-tall menorah, which sponsors say is the largest in Texas.  It will be lit nightly until Jan. 2.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy Hanukkah favorites including latkes (fried potato pancakes) and jelly doughnuts. These fried foods are traditionally served during Hanukkah to represent the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days according to Jewish scripture.

“We love celebrating Hanukkah in a big way,” said The J’s CEO Artie Allen. “Our 32-foot-tall menorah is our Texas-sized tribute to the holiday.”

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Greenhill Alumni Holiday Party

Head of School Scott Griggs with alumni from the 90’s. (Photo courtesy of Greenhill) 0
Head of School Scott Griggs with alumni from the 90’s. (Photo courtesy of Greenhill)

Head of Greenhill School Scott Griggs, third from left, enjoyed a moment with a group of 90s-era students during the school’s alumni party Nov. 22.

Former students from various graduating classes came together for a pre- Thanksgiving celebration.


Haruvy Named SMU’s NCAR Research Fellow

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Dr. Ernan Haruvy. (Courtesy photo of SMU)

Dr. Ernan Haruvy. (Courtesy photo of SMU)

Dr. Ernan Haruvy, professor of marketing at the University of Texas at Dallas, was named the second Donna Wilhelm Research Fellow at SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR).

NCAR analyzes data on arts organizations and their communities nationwide.

The Wilhelm fellowship, an annual, one-year appointment, was launched in 2015 through the efforts of Dallas philanthropist and civic leader Donna Wilhelm. She provided a $500,000 challenge grant that raised a total of $1 million for NCAR.


“Mystery Friend” Surprises Salesmanship Club with Anonymous Donation

Senior Director of Finance Patty Pickard (left) and Senior Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships Jessica Slie Trudeau held back tears while reading the letter from an anonymous donor. (Photo courtesy of Momentous Institute) 0
Senior Director of Finance Patty Pickard (left) and Senior Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships Jessica Slie Trudeau held back tears while reading the letter from an anonymous donor. (Photo courtesy of Momentous Institute)

Two anonymous guests wearing Santa hats surprised the Salesmanship Club of Dallas at their offices in Oak Cliff on Dec. 19 with a check for $10,000 from a “Mystery Friend.”

In the letter attached, the donor wrote, “You should know this gift was made possible by your friends at Educational FirstSteps.”

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The donor had asked personnel at EFS, a nonprofit that works with daycares in at-risk neighborhoods, to name of a local agency whose work they admired, and they selected the Momentous Institute, the lab school founded by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. 


Showtime at Parish

Sarah Wang, Osbalda Meza, Lainey Brown, Natalie Andrews, and Taylor Payton during the performance of The Uninvited. (Photo by Wiley Williams Photography) 0
Sarah Wang, Osbalda Meza, Lainey Brown, Natalie Andrews, and Taylor Payton during the performance of The Uninvited. (Photo by Wiley Williams Photography)

Parish Episcopal School’s upper school fall play, Tim Kelley’s The Uninvited, opened at the Black Box Theatre Nov. 10 and ran through Nov. 12.


New Y CEO Likes to Play Undercover Boss

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Curt Hazelbaker starts Jan. 16. (Courtesy photo by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas)

Curt Hazelbaker starts Jan. 16. (Courtesy photo by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas)

Curt Hazelbaker likes to get his exercise at all of his area YMCAs and enjoys it when no one recognizes him.

Such visits let him see firsthand what his locations are doing well, and where they can improve.

That attention to detail has brought him up the YMCA ranks, first in Dallas and later in North Carolina.

Hazelbaker recently returned to Texas to become president and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, effective Jan. 16.


Alum Looks to Continue Success of Rugby at Jesuit

Matthew Ortiz with the Jesuit Rugby team. (Photo by Jowdy Photograhy) 0
Matthew Ortiz with the Jesuit Rugby team. (Photo by Jowdy Photograhy)

Matt Ortiz got a late start in rugby, but he compensates for a lack of experience with plenty of passion.

As just the second head coach in the 18-year history of the rugby program at Jesuit, Ortiz will bring that enthusiasm for a sport he picked up less than a decade ago.

The 2008 Jesuit graduate takes over for Anthony Mattacchione, the longtime architect of the program who left after last season to become the head coach at Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado.

Ortiz, 26, served as Mattacchione’s assistant coach for the previous three years, and said he plans to carry over much of what he learned during that time.