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Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art

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Described by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as “an antique show that lets its hair down,” the Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art invites you to party among the plunder — fantastic finds from all over the world. Not your grandmother’s antique show, unless your grandmother collected Eames, Milo Baughman or Danish Modern.

Founded in 1963, the Fort Worth Show is the original antique and art show in the American West, with art and antiques of all styles, eras and prices. High, low and in between.

150 top exhibitors from around the US, hand-picked for the Fort Worth-Dallas audience, a delicious mix of quality, eclectic and spunky dealers, never found under one roof anywhere else.

Only 3 days per year, only in Fort Worth.

Armstrong Fourth-Grader Reels In a Record

Courtesy Chris Sorrells

(Photo: Chris Sorrells)

As fish tales go, this one’s a whopper. Dylan Sorrells, 10, a fourth-grader at Armstrong Elementary, reeled in a 54-pound, 9-ounce blue catfish at Lake Tawakoni on Jan. 29.

The catch has been submitted to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) to be considered for a 10-and-under world record. Dylan was fishing with his dad, Chris Sorrells, and Michael and Terri Littlejohn of Lake Tawakoni Guide Service.

Ronald McDonald House Names Gala Co-Chairs

Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall

Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) named Marianne and Roger Staubach honorary co-chairs for the Under the Moonlight gala, which will be held March 25 at the Westin Dallas Downtown. The event raises funds to support the 1,200 families RMHD hosts throughout the year. These families have children who are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals.

Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall will co-chair this year’s festivities. Heather New and Becky Palm will co-chair underwriting, while Jane Rozelle and Rachel Michell will co-chair the live auction.

High School Photo Competition Accepting Submissions


Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 12.59.09 PM Retail as Art, a photography scholarship competition for local students, will be accepting submissions through March 15. The competition is free and open to all North Texas high schoolers. Those deemed the best will receive scholarship money for college.

Winners will be announced on April 20 at the Awards Reception at Goss-Michael Foundation Gallery. One photograph per student, along with the winning entries, will be on display at the Awards Reception.

For additional information, visit or email [email protected].

Mayer Earns Trustee Recognition Award

Holly Mayer

Holly Mayer

OPERA America, a national service organization for American opera companies and artists, named Dallas Opera Board Chairman Holly Mayer its national opera trustee recognition award winner. She will be honored during a March dinner and reception in New York.

Mayer has served on The Dallas Opera’s board of directors for 27 years. Before assuming the role of chairman in 2014, she spent 13 years as vice president of development.

Mi Cocina Closed After Small Fire


Highland Park spokesman Lt. Lance Koppa reports that Mi Cocina in Highland Park Village had an isolated fire contained to a vent-a-hood in the kitchen and have temporarily closed the restaurant in order to clean up.

Highland Park police and the University Park Fire Department responded and quickly extinguished the fire. No other businesses were affected.

PJ Drive for Seniors


Acappella in Home Care is collecting new adult sized men’s and women’s pajamas until Dec. 17 for their 3rd Annual Pajama Drive. The pajamas will be donated to residents of Skyline Nursing Home in South Dallas. Nursing home residents’ medicaid plans provide less than $60 per month to cover personal needs, such as toiletries and clothing. Pajamas are a luxury many residents cannot afford.

Donations can be made until Dec. 17 at Acappella in Home Care, 13747 Montfort Drive, Dallas, TX 75240. For any questions, call Jo Alch at 214-866-0085.

Mizzen+Main CEO Named Emerging Leader

Kevin Lavelle

Kevin Lavelle

SMU will honor a handful of graduates at the Distinguished Alumni Award presentation and dinner Nov. 3. Mizzen + Main co-founder Kevin Lavelle will join them to receive the university’s Emerging Leader Award. The 2008 graduate earned his Bachelor of Science in engineering management founded the men’s clothing company, which features apparel with advanced performance fabrics, in 2012.

SMU grads who will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award include:

  • President of the Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation, Sarah Fullinwider Perot, class of 1983.
  • Financial services leader John C. Tolleson, class of 1970.
  • U.S. Navy veteran and real estate magnate Richard W. Weekley, class of 1967.

For more details on Lavelle’s entrepreneurial journey, check out Park Cities People’s story from the November 2014 issue.

McFarlin Bridge to Reopen Friday

Courtesy City of University Park

Courtesy City of University Park

University Park officials announced Monday that the McFarlin Boulevard bridge south of Williams Park will reopen to traffic Friday after being closed for 15 months. The city will host a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. to mark the occasion

The new bridge is part of a two-phase project designed to improve traffic flow and flood control. A collapsible dam was built 300 feet south of bridge that planners believe will better control floods in Williams Pond and Turtle Creek. When water levels rise to a predetermined level, the dam will lower, preventing water from going over the road.

While major construction has ended, crews will crews to work on landscaping around the bridge and on a new island in Williams Park. That work is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.