Adjusting to Life Starts Early in Snider Plaza

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Serving Life Chiropractic serves prenatal and pediatric patients to improve their quality of life. (Courtesy Photo)

A walk around Snider Plaza can sometimes require some investigative window-shopping. What may seem like a retailer might turn out to be an ice cream shop. What looks like an armory is also a book store.

Serving Life Chiropractic is no stranger to confused passersby, with its trendy waiting room filled with infants and toddlers.

“This location offered an opportunity for us to expand what we were,” Dr. Denisa Weber said of the six-year-old practice, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Snider Plaza. “I love being storefront. We get to meet people who just walk off the street who are just curious because they see a whole bunch of kiddos through the window. They peer up at our sign and think, ‘Oh, this is a chiropractic office?’”


Equal Heart Feeds the Hungry at Home

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On a humid afternoon in late May, residents of the Spanish Creek apartments near Bachman Lake line up patiently while volunteers from Equal Heart’s Mobile Food Access Network [MFAN] set up tables in front of two vans filled with crates of groceries, each of which will help feed a family for about two weeks.

Residents here and at other low-income apartment complexes across North Texas only need a form of ID to sign up to get the much-needed deliveries once a month. Mud from a morning shower doesn’t deter volunteers from wheeling dollies across cardboard boxes to take the heavy crates into the hungry homes.

“Even if it’s absolutely pouring, we still come out because it’s about them getting the food,” said Brianna Sanders, an AmeriCorps volunteer for Equal Heart. “If they’ll come out to get the food, then we’ll take it to them. It might be a lot of rain for us, but it might not be a lot of rain for them.”

Started last summer by Keven Vicknair, formerly of CitySquare, Equal Heart aims to feed families at their homes year-round with MFAN and feed kids in the summer with its Direct-to-Door meals program.


BBQ, Donations to Support Community

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13626528_1031144510272033_2329758192545693430_nCelebrate your community with food and desserts donated by city leaders at the #DallasStrong BBQ Friday, July 15.

The event will start at 11 a.m. at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church.

The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $25 per plate that will benefit the Assist the Officer Foundation, an organization providing financial relief for officers facing difficulty after injury, illness, or catastrophic events. First responders eat free.

The Oak Cliff, North Dallas, Greater Dallas Hispanic, North Texas GLBT, US-India, and Greater Dallas Asian American chambers of commerce will be donating barbecue, sides, desserts, and drinks for participants to enjoy.

Guests can give further by signing up to donate blood at the event organized by Carter BloodCare.

For more information and to donate online, visit the event page.

 


Playhouse Hunting at NorthPark Center

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A house from the Parade of Playhouses 2015. (Courtesy photo)

It’s that time of year again. The time when adolescent house hunters get to tour the playhouses of their dreams while their parents shop at NorthPark Center.

Presented by Dallas CASA, the 21st annual Parade of Playhouses starts this Friday, July 15 and concludes on July 31.

Raffle tickets are available for $5 online and at ticket tables throughout the shopping center. Proceeds benefit abused and neglected children through CASA. Winners will be selected at the conclusion of the 17-day event.


Sensational Summer Spreads

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Attention! We have hit primetime for local produce. Don’t miss out. The juiciest, sweetest, freshest food you can eat is ripe on vines, trees, bushes, and plants all around us … right here, right now!

If you are not usually the farmer’s market type, summer is the one season of the year to give in. Those shipped-in Georgia peaches at the grocery can’t beat Texas peaches from your neighbor, picked the day before you eat them.

What is especially wonderful about all the fresh, local fruits and veggies at this time of year? They all go together and almost any combination works. I’m talking about berries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, onions, figs, melon, beans, squash, cucumbers, herbs, peas, pears, and peppers.


Police Reports: June 27-July 3

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Between noon and 12:30 p.m., a thief entered a vehicle in the 6200 block of Bandera Avenue and stole a wallet. 

Between 12:30 p.m. and 1:05 p.m., a burglar broke into a trailer in the 7000 block of Park Lane and stole property.

Between 2 and 7 p.m., a burglar broke into a vehicle in the parking lot at NorthPark Center and stole property. 


Fight the Good Fight Against Hair Frizz

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Summer is a beast. Especially in Texas, as we all know too well. It can wreak havoc on otherwise gorgeous makeup and hair. Makeup can slide off leaving you “glistening” but without coverage, and humidity can make hair look a little like Roseanne Roseannadanna.

If you’re finding yourself in these predicaments, since staying inside all day is rarely an option, there are many products that can help combat the effects of the 100-degree temperatures so you can return home as fresh as you left.

To tame your tresses and control otherwise unruly hair during hot, sticky days, try Dear Clark’s Smoothing Elixir or Finishing Salve. If you’re still struggling with frizz, a braid or chignon are perfect summer hairstyles that will also help keep you cool, in temperature and aura!


New Creative Space Sparks Interest

SPARK is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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SPARK is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1409 S. Lamar Street, Suite #4.

In a converted Sears distribution center in the Southside on Lamar building, families can now visit the creative learning wonderland called SPARK on Saturdays.

For the past year, SPARK’s 11,000 square-foot facility — with its indoor playground, arts and crafts studios, giant Lite-Brite, music studios, stage, and Lego creation area — has been open only for scheduled field trips, events, workshops, and summer camps, co-founder and CEO of SPARK Beverly Davis said.

The aim: to foster future generations of arts and culture “appreciators and patrons” by teaching the creative process in a fun and interactive way.

“There’s a lot of perceived risk in here,” Davis said. “After this play … after pushing themselves and overcoming fears, we bring them together for their classes and we push them in developing their creativity. … It’s really cool to watch.”


Former President Celebrates 70th Birthday

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Today marks former President George W. Bush’s 70th birthday and the George W. Bush Presidential Center is inviting those near and far to help celebrate.

Visitors at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum can share their birthday wishes on a six-foot tall birthday card which will be displayed in the lobby until Friday.

For those outside of the area, a digital card will be available for signing this week at the Bush Center website.