Vivaldi Patron Circle Concludes Season with Concert and Soiree

Vivaldi Patron Circle Board 2017-2018. (Courtesy photo)

On June 7 the Vivaldi Patron Circle concluded the season with a soiree featuring a cocktail reception, dinner and private concert. The evening celebrated a successful season for the organization, as it continues to grow year after year. The mission of the Vivaldi Patron Circle is to build the next audience for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra by engaging and developing the passion for music in Dallas’ future leaders in their 20s and 30s.

Revised Bradfield Design Can’t Satisfy Everyone


A drawing shows how Bradfield Elementary School will look as now approved with some modifications proposed during a classical architectural peer review. (Photo: Jonathan Aldis)

Some Park Cities residents expect to still be complaining years from now about a “colonnade to nowhere” planned for the front entrance of the new Bradfield Elementary School.

“I’ll have to crusade in 10 years to remove it,” Highland Park Town Council member David Dowler said after hearing the school board had decided to keep it in the design.

Highland Park Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile


The testing of the mosquitoes in a trap located on the east side of Highland Park revealed a positive mosquito sample for West Nile Virus, according to a town news release.

The Parks Department will conduct ground spraying measures on the east side of town from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday east of Preston Road of the town limits to reduce the density of adult mosquito populations.

Museum Brings Moon Day to Dallas


Visitors will learn about space exploration during Moon Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. (Courtesy photo)

Douglas Harry “Wheels” Wheelock, a NASA Astronaut who has completed missions on the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and the Russian Soyuz, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Moon Day.

Free to Disagree Disagreeably


Emails between Sam Dalton and John Tatum provide a glimpse at how personal debate about elementary school reconstruction can become.

After the two met for lunch, the newspaper’s May issue arrived with an advertisement presented as an Ethics 101 Quiz. It asks readers to judge the integrity and intelligence of school board members.

Committee Recommends Two-Story Hyer


Preliminary drawing of Hyer Elementary from Caruth, as of June 18-will continue to be refined during summer 2018. (Courtesy HPISD)

The Highland Park ISD board of trustees met Monday for a workshop to discuss the reconstruction of Hyer Elementary, as HPISD continues to carry out plans to rebuild or remodel all elementary schools within the district.