Tickets are $20, which includes refreshments from Zoe’s Kitchen and Tito’s Vodka, along with a custom denim fit consultation and styling session. The event runs 6-9 p.m.
Also that night, 10 percent of proceeds from merchandise sales will help provide scholarships for women living with HIV/AIDS to attend the Grace Project National Conference next May.
Apparently, the city of University Park is pretty tech-savvy. The city recently won an Internet Advertising Competition award for outstanding website from the Web Marketing Association.
The city shared the prize with Imaginuity Interactive, the company to which it outsourced the redesign of its website last year. The redesign launched in December. It was the latest of several collaborations between UP and Imaginuity.
The award came in the competition’s government category. Entries are judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, use of medium, and memorability.
Call it a match made in thespian heaven: The Highland Park High School theater department will start the school year with a production of the musical “The Sound of Plaid.”
The show is a follow-up to “Forever Plaid,” which became a hit following its off-Broadway debut in 1990. The story is likewise set in the 1960s, following a group of students trying to save their school music program from budget cuts. It features new songs and characters, and even a sci-fi twist.
The HPHS shows will be held in Palmer Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6 and 13, and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 14. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating and $8 for general admission, and they go on sale on Sept. 2 at the HPHS box office (or they’re available at the theater, of course). For more information, call 214-780-3881.
Six local bloggers were chosen as finalists, and each had to put her own spin on Tootsies merchandise. The other finalists were: Lauren Murphy, Blair Flowers Butler (together with her sisters Ellen and Janie Flowers), Tanya Foster, Kelley Barnes, and Cristina Zaragoza.
Parents, teachers, and students celebrated the first day of school at Armstrong Elementary School this morning (click on the photo to see the gallery). Do you have any photos of your little ones on their first day of school? Submit them here, and we’ll feature the best ones on our blog.
One of the really cool things about Clayton Kershaw is that regardless of whether he’s winning Cy Young awards, becoming one of the richest pitchers in history, appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” or dominating on the mound again this season, he never forgets where he’s from.
Last week, for example, the Dodgers standout returned to Highland Park ISD for its annual convocation breakfast for school district staff members and teachers. He made an appearance in support of his wife, Ellen, also an Highland Park High School graduate, who gave the keynote address.
Ellen’s speech referenced how her education in HPISD helped to inspire the Kershaws to launch various philanthropic initiatives, including those in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Africa.
The convocation included speeches from the district’s two Teachers of the Year — Ashley McCutchin and Chad Coffey — and performances by the Highlander Strings Orchestra and the HPHS bagpipers.
This morning, the Lululemon on Knox Street helped moms adjust to the once-again busy schedule of the school year by opening early and offering mimosas and coffee to the carpool-weary.
They opened at 8:30 a.m., but normal hours (opening at 10 a.m.) will resume tomorrow.
Hyer Elementary School’s renovations this summer include a new gym, and the school didn’t waste any time showing it off by hosting a Luau Party with incoming fourth graders on Friday. The theme of the event was “Stay Cool.” Good luck with that.
First, you enter here to win a backpack full of school supplies and autographed NFL memorabilia from Ryan Broyles, Calvin Johnson, Demarco Murray, Kenny Stills, and others. Then, Yucatan Foods donates 50 cents to the “No Backpack Goes Empty” campaign for every entry into the contest. Plus, you get a $2 coupon for Yucatan guacamoles.
“The opportunity arose to partner with The Ryan Broyles Foundation and Community Partners of Dallas and we excitedly accepted,” Yucatan marketing director Jessica Brown said.
Winners are announced Sept. 15.
Congratulations to Highland Park High School graduate Whitney Magers, who has been named as a “Five Star Wealth Manager” for his work in the financial services industry.
Magers is an associate with Probity Advisors. He earned a finance degree from the University of Virginia and is an active philanthropist and guest speaker on topics such as estate planning and charitable giving. He also is a former president of Calyx Club.
Magers started his career in investment banking with firms in New York and San Francisco before transitioning to wealth management and returning home.
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