Category: Community

Gendercide Exhibit Represents 120M Missing Women

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(Courtesy of Gendercide Awareness Project)

A gallery filled with thousands of baby booties — each pair unique in material, color, and patterns — has the power to flood visitors with delight.

But when the 12,000 baby booties each represent 10,000 missing women around the world, the result presents a much more sobering experience.

“You can’t turn away from the fact that these booties represent human beings: mothers, daughters, sisters, and aunts,” Gendercide Awareness Project vice president June Chow said.


Leah Still to Headline Heroes & Handbags With Her Mother Channing Smythe

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Leah Still  and Channing Smythe

Leah Still and Channing Smythe

Leah Still, the daughter of Channing Smythe and NFL star Devon Still, will headline the 12th Annual Heroes & Handbags event on March 31 at the Ritz Carlton.

Heroes for Children is a nonprofit that provides financial and social assistance to families with children battling cancer.

In 2015, four-year-old Leah was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma stage 4 cancer and given a 50 percent chance to live. Today she has been cancer-free for more than a year. Now Leah and her family are on a mission to help other families with children battling cancer.


Dallas Junior Forum Luncheon To Feature Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

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Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

Dallas lifestyle expert, author, and philanthropist Kimberly Schlegel Whitman will provide the at the Dallas Junior Forum 40th Anniversary spring luncheon at the Belo Manson April 26. WFAA’S Jane McGarry will serve at mistress of ceremonies.

“Kim Whitman represents a new generation of volunteers involved in service to others,” luncheon chair Mary Cartwright said. “Her giving spirit matches Dallas Junior Forum’s mission to benefit children, families and the elderly in need in the greater Dallas area.”


Box of Lessons in What Not To Do

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Life in Frisco on what would become known, thanks to television, as the original Southfork Ranch came with all the glamour of visiting celebrities, Dallas society events, and thoroughbred horses.

But for Douglas Box, the youngest son of the late Cloyce Box, an NFL-champion turned self-made millionaire, life on Park Lane in Preston Hollow proved much more satisfying.

“That was the happiest time of my life when we were just a normal family,” he recalled. “That was the age of innocence when Mom and Dad took care of everything and my job was to play with the neighborhood kids and walk to Walnut Hill Elementary School.”


Preservation Society Showcases Renovated Homes

PCHPS promotes the historic and aesthetic elements of Park Cities homes. (Photo by Danny Piassick) 0
PCHPS promotes the historic and aesthetic elements of Park Cities homes. (Photo by Danny Piassick)

Natalie Lorio knew as soon as she stepped onto the property at 4309 Westway Avenue that she had found her next home — and her next project.

Two years, one architect, and four interior designers later, the 1930s home was transformed from a quirky, old house into a modern, elegant paradise.

The only thing that remains unchanged is the charm of the French Eclectic architecture on the facade.


Brokaw Honored by Park Cities Quail

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TomBrokawwTBoonePickensAward03.02.17[2]Dallas-based non-profit Park Cities Quail (PCQ) presented legendary news anchor Tom Brokaw the 2017 T. Boone Pickens Lifetime Sportsman Award during the organization’s 11th Annual Dinner & Auction.

Renowned as a trusted reporter and news anchor for NBC News, and now a special correspondent, Brokaw has also earned a reputation as an avid hunter and strong voice for wildlife conservation. In receiving the award, Brokaw will join a club of honorees that includes George Strait, Ted Turner, and namesake T. Boone Pickens.


UP Student Proves Merit

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Grayson Buchholz

Grayson Buchholz of University Park was recently recognized  in a  Court of Honor for earning all 137 active Boy Scout merit badges, plus an additional one that has since been discontinued.  He is a member of  Troop 80, which is sponsored by Highland Park Presbyterian Church.

Grayson is a Senior at Jesuit College Prep, and plans on attending Tulane University in the fall. He is an Eagle Scout and has been awarded seven palms.


Full Spring Ahead

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January may mark the official start of the new year, but April is when things really get going. Holiday hangovers have passed, Cupid’s arrow’s been shot, and spring break has broken. Any hopes of a season resembling winter have long since been squashed as the dread of another hell-fire summer slowly descends.

Our collective attention now turns to the ever-expanding list of events that will fill our calendars in coming months: tax day, Easter, spring parties, proms, and graduations will all be here before we know it. Not far behind will be weddings, camps, and long summer vacations.


Freedom Fighters

Through prosecution, conviction, incarceration, and acquittal, Dave and Stacy Cary have “become even closer, if it’s possible,” he says. “As much as I loved and respected her before, it’s 10 times more.” (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich) 0
Through prosecution, conviction, incarceration, and acquittal, Dave and Stacy Cary have “become even closer, if it’s possible,” he says. “As much as I loved and respected her before, it’s 10 times more.” (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich)

Former inmate Dave Cary, 62, enjoys walking from his Lovers Lane home in University Park to Union Coffee on Dyer Street.

On his laptop, he follows the news and blogs about wrongfully convicted people and such prosecutorial misdeeds as affairs with judges and distortion of defendants’ pasts.

“The shameful thing is I’m having no trouble finding material,” Cary said.

The convictions of Dave and Stacy Cary, who were accused of bribing a Collin County judicial candidate, were overturned on appeal, but not before Dave served 19 months and 10 days in Texas prisons, often alongside dangerous gang members.