Celebrity Bakery Departs from HP Village

Celebrity Bakery has closed after 27 years in Highland Park Village. (Photo: Peter Calvin)

Celebrity Bakery has closed after 27 years in Highland Park Village. (Photo: Peter A. Calvin)

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?

She’s a Winner

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Sandy Maltese a University Park resident won a dinner at Sambuca or Sambuca 360.  She stopped by our booth at the UP Tree Lighting Celebration at Snider Plaza.  Check back here regularly for special offers and your chance to win!

Sharpshooting Scots Rally Past Jesuit

Stefon Jauregui scored a game-high 34 points to lead Highland Park past Jesuit on Tuesday. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Stefon Jauregui scored a game-high 34 points to lead Highland Park past Jesuit on Tuesday. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

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.”

A Final Gift For A Special Girl

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Becoming Santa Claus follows the story of Prince Claus as he discovers the meaning of giving. (Sketch courtesy of Dallas Opera)

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.”

Jewelry Designer Finds Inspiration Rooted in Personal Tragedy


By Kelly Ervine
Special Contributor

Britt Harless

Britt Harless

Britt Harless sees her jewelry as a chance to turn the most devastating circumstances into something beautiful.

Two years ago, Harless’s best friend died suddenly, leaving behind Harless’s two teenage goddaughters. Her father had a second stroke, and she became his main caregiver. Then her 9-year old dog got cancer and died.

The Park Cities resident didn’t just feel sad — she felt helpless.

Win Tickets to Jackopierce at McFarlin

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Start your holiday season off right by entering to win two VIP tickets and two general admission tickets for Jackopierce’s first-ever Christmas Show! Jack O’Neill & Cary Pierce are happy to be returning to the place it all began on Dec. 6 at the newly renovated McFarlin Auditorium at SMU.

In addition to the JP hits, Jack & Cary will also be playing a bunch of great Christmas classics. There will be a full band, special guests and surprises.

VIP Tickets get you access to an on-stage “After-Show Cake & Cocoa” party with Jack & Cary and can be bought here.

Groups of 10 or more receive 10 percent off. Click here for more details.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit West Dallas Community School & Art House Dallas.

Police Report: Nov. 16 to 22


Skulduggery of the week: A DOGGONE SHAME

Between 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 8 a.m. on Nov. 19, a burglar broke into a house in the 4200 block of Normandy Avenue and stole a $500 puppy.
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At 3:19 a.m., Dennis Lee Northern, 55, of Dallas was arrested in the 4500 block of Rheims Place on charges of criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At 1:12 p.m., a resident of the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue reported the theft of a $400 Bursa revolver and $25 worth of ammunition from a house sometime between Nov. 7 and Nov. 15. The victim suspects a construction crew of the theft.


At 11:05 a.m., a resident of the 4300 block of Westway Avenue reported the burglary of a black 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe between Oct. 31 and Nov. 14. The perpetrator took two rear seats and left an empty beer can inside a paper bag in their place.

Holiday Happenings at HP Village

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Photo courtesy of Highland Park Village

Highland Park Village has seen a lot of activity over the past few months, with renovations and grand openings taking over the shopping center. Check out the latest additions and upgrades HP Village has seen recently, along with a holiday festivity for families and friends:

Highland Park Village is hosting Mr. and Mrs. Claus to its annual holiday celebration, and community members are invited to join in the festivities.

The event will feature family friend activities like face painting and holiday treats on the south side of the center court from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5. From 2 to 4 p.m., kids are welcomed to have their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus to get into the holiday spirit.

The event also invites adults to enter in a chance to win a $250 Highland Park Village gift card.