Combining religion and social awareness, Central Christian Church provides an outlet for millenials to make a difference.
“This generation is much more concerned with social justice, with action,” said Kristina Fleming, associate minister of Central Christian Church. “Not that our older church generation is not, but this generation I think is unlike any other that we’ve seen.”
Fleming’s observations stem from working as a youth minister for a church in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and now as Central’s new associate minister. She has noted that younger people want to do more than just visit church — they want to get involved.
Many students and teachers who passed through Highland Park ISD are familiar with Tom Munroe, who served the district for 35 years, mostly as an administrator.
Munroe died this week at age 75, and The Dallas Morning News has an obituary detailing his career and accomplishments. A memorial service has been set for Wednesday at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.
His time in HPISD included stints as an algebra teacher at Highland Park High School, the principal at Hyer Elementary School and HPHS, and various other jobs before retiring in 1995. Have any memories you’d like to share? Please do so in the comments.
In the mid 1920s, my grandmother and many other residents of Highland Park laid a brick in the front exterior wall of the John S. Bradfield Elementary School.
It was her way of saying that part of our new city will stand here. She served in the cafeteria line as a volunteer. My mother — a Golden Scot — and my uncle both graduated from Bradfield. My wife taught there. One of our children attended Bradfield.
There are many stories like ours and there are many families with much deeper roots than ours.
What has happened to our Highland Park Village? There is nothing left there of any use to the residents of Highland Park.
The Tom Thumb grocery store was a hub of activity and attracted people that might browse in the other shops as well. High-end clothing and shoe stores are fine, but you seldom see any great number of people gathered in any of them, and I would suspect that sales are sporadic.
Celebrity Bakery is busy, but I understand they are moving to Oak Lawn. That leaves Deno’s shoe repair — at least they provide a service. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they are not on the way out also.
Celebrity Bakery has closed its door at the Highland Park Village location after almost three decades of business. The decision to relocate comes from the current owners of Celebrity Baker, Brittany and Brian Livingston. The couple purchased the business in May 2015.
While the closure of the location wasn’t unexpected, as we’ve known of this move since June, the surprise was it closing now. The Village location was expected to remain open until early 2016.
Since 1989, Celebrity Bakery has been serving baked goods, sandwiches, and salads to the frequent shoppers of HP Village. Fortunately, the restaurant hasn’t ventured too far from its previous location. Celebrity Bakery has opened its new, larger space in the Shops of Highland Park.
What are your thoughts on this move? Are you excited to see the restaurant open in a larger site? Or will you miss the familiarity of being able to stop at Celebrity Bakery during one of your visits to HP Village?
By Michael Finnegan / Special Contributor
Behind a barrage of 3-pointers from Pete Davis and Stefon Jauregui, Highland Park beat Jesuit 83-76 on Tuesday at Walsh Gym.
Davis and Jauregui combined for 60 points, sinking 13 three-pointers combined to lead the Scots to the nondistrict win. The two teams collectively made 25 three-point shots.
Jesuit (2-1) lead for most of the first half, but behind the hot shooting from the Scots backcourt, HP (3-3) went on a 12-0 run at the end of the third quarter to tie the score at 62-62.
“We’ve worked on getting them open,” said HP head coach David Piehler. “The atmosphere was amazing here and we responded really well.”
Memories can be the most treasured gift given or received. For Highland Park resident Maile Shea, her remembrance of her daughter is so valuable she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to honor her daughter with the idea to commission an opera.
Chloe Shea was born a miracle baby. After being resuscitated at birth, Chloe lived her life a naturally curious, girly girl, her mother said.
“She loved to do ballet, loved to do sports, and loved to take care of her brother, who was born when she was 2,” Chloe’s mother said.
At age 3, Shea’s daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer. After a year of chemotherapy, and a brief period in remission, the cancer returned. In December 2011, Chloe died.
“She had such a great spirit, and everybody loved to be with her. She brought so many people together,” Maile Shea said. “We just have so many wonderful memories at the end of her life.”