Posts by Sarah Bennett

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    • Sarah Bennett
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    • After graduating from SMU with a creative writing degree, Sarah interned with D Magazine and joined the People Newspapers team in January 2013. She enjoys annoying coworkers with her ceaseless Mustang pride. After a freelancing hiatus, she returned in May 2014.
  • Cafeteria’s Name Defies Location

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    Jeff Snoyer reopened the doors of Highland Park Cafeteria as its new owner in 2007, going back to the original name. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    “What’s that doing there?” It’s a question many drivers may ask themselves on their way to White Rock Lake when they see Highland Park Cafeteria sitting in a Casa Linda shopping center.

    The answer dates all the way back to 1925, when Carolyn Goodman first opened the original Highland Park Cafeteria on Knox Street, just across the street from the equally historic Highland Park Pharmacy.

    “There would be a line around the block,” modern-day owner Jeff Snoyer said of the original location.

    The cafeteria eventually grew to eight locations, including Casa Linda. But after the bank failures of the late 1980s, only the original location and Casa Linda were left.

    By the mid-1990s, Goodman had died and the family was no longer involved in the business, so the cafeteria changed hands. Unfortunately, the new owner could not keep the business afloat long.

    “It was a sad day when it closed,” Goodman’s grandson David Yates said. Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 28, 2014 | 2:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Coming Up: Dads Club Golf Tournament

    It’s that time of year again. The Park Cities Dads Club Golf Tournament, or the Teachers Cup, is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Dallas Country Club. This is the 23rd year the event will take place, and it celebrates more than $2.1 million raised to fund staff development at HPISD. Those funds are not recaptured by “Robin Hood” laws, either. 

    Sign up here.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 28, 2014 | 10:45 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • TexProtects Anniversary Features Ashley Judd

    The TexProtects’ 10th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 14 will feature Ashley Judd as the keynote speaker.

    John Castle chairs the board of directors, while Lisa K. Simmons acts as honorary chair. Pat Albritton Harloe also serves as event chair.

    The evening’s events will take place at 7 p.m. at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Make a donation or purchase tickets here.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 28, 2014 | 9:45 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Arboretum’s Reardon Hangs Up Her Sneakers

    (Photo: Courtesy of Juliette Coulter)

    (Photo: Courtesy of Juliette Coulter)

    Parkie Karen Reardon is handing over the reins at the Dallas Arboretum, as far as the Tour Des Fleurs event is concerned. She’s been organizing the staff efforts for the 10K and 20K race since its beginning eight years ago. Now, Dana Murrell will resume her duties with staff organization.

    “I’ve been doing this for so long, but it’s now time for me to pass the baton to Dana because with recent stress fractures in my legs, I must be temporarily off my feet,” Reardon said in a statement.

    The 7 a.m. race takes place on Sept. 20 and is presented by Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. It kicks off the opening of”Autumn at the Arboretum,” a.k.a. everyone’s favorite pumpkin village/storybook installment. Roughly 2,800 runners are expected to attend.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 28, 2014 | 8:45 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • SHŌNA Helps Celebrate Meyerson Anniversary

    Earrings from the DisKo collection. (Photo: Courtesy of Cynthia Smoot)

    Earrings from the DisKo collection. (Photo: Courtesy of Cynthia Smoot)

    Local jewelry designer Shona Gilbert is helping the Meyerson Symphony Center celebrate its 25th anniversary by offering her pieces in the DSO boutique during the upcoming season.

    SHŌNA Jewelry will be showcasing two collections: Departed and DisKo. 

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 28, 2014 | 8:11 am | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • HPISD App Lets Parents Stay Updated

    Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has helped to launch a free app just for HPISD parents. With it, you can check district news, find a staff directory, save favorites, access an activities calendar, and more.

    More academic info will be added in September so parents can see grades, assignments, schedules, and even lunch-account balances.

    Click here to download the app for your Apple device (assuming you have iOS 7 or later).

    “Having five children of my own, I understand the importance of connection, whether that’s people and neighborhoods or families and schools, and this app makes it easy to stay connected to your school community,” Briggs Freeman president and CEO Robbie Briggs said in a statement. 

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 27, 2014 | 4:33 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Canary Hosts ‘AP Style’ Event

    Looking for something to add a little sparkle to your jewelry box? Canary on Lovers Lane will be hosting “AP Style” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 4.

    Apparently, there will be lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and cocktails from 3 to 5 p.m. They’re also debuting Cuckoo For Canary, a boutique within the boutique.

    Is that, like, an Inception thing? Hmm. I don’t know. But you should go and find out.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 27, 2014 | 8:59 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Dates Released For Chi-O Christmas Market

    Are you thinking about Christmas yet? NO?!?! What’s wrong with you??

    OK, well, maybe there’s nothing wrong with you and we’re jumping the gun a bit. Either way, you should mark your calendars for the Chi Omega Christmas MarketNov. 19 through 22 at Centennial Hall in Fair Park. 

    As many of you know, this is a tradition 37 years in the making, thanks to Dallas-area, Chi-O alums. These ladies have pledged $206,500 to 10 local charities, including Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Project Transformation, Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, and more. This year’s chairs are Sara Koda and Allison Cox.

    So draw a big owl on your calendar and save the date.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 27, 2014 | 8:49 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Tootsies Picks ‘Top Bloggers’ of 2014

    Winner Kendall Clay Louis and emcee Courtney Kerr (Photo: James Edward Photography)

    Winner Kendall Clay Louis and emcee Courtney Kerr (Photo: James Edward Photography)

    Tootsies held their third “Top Blogger” event earlier this month, and named Kendall Clay Louis of Dallas Tidbits as the top blogger of 2014.

    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.

    Elizabeth and James hosted a trunk show while Courtney Kerr acted as emcee.

    Congrats, bloggers!

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 26, 2014 | 8:29 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Lululemon Helps Moms Prep For School

    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.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 25, 2014 | 12:59 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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