Category: Community

Legacy Award Given to Adlene Harrison



Adlene Harrison (Courtesy Photo)

In recognition of her perseverance and dedication to helping others, Preston Hollow resident Adlene Harrison has received the Carmen Miller Michael Legacy Senior Communities Award.

Carmen Miller Michael, a leading psychologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center and longtime community mental health advocate, died Dec. 1, 2013, at 87.

Highland Park Invites Residents to Library Town Hall Meeting


The Highland Park Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library, 4700 Drexel Drive, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (Photo: Lance Koppa)

The Highland Park Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library leaders have scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday to get input for a master plan, which is expected to shape programming at the library for years to come.

Residents are invited to share ideas regarding the types of services, activities, and content they want to see offered by the library, officials said. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Armstrong Elementary School auditorium, 3600 Cornell Avenue.

Mockingbird Bridge Officially Opens


Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston along with former Councilwoman Angela Hunt and other supporters of the Mockingbird Bridge cut a red ribbon Thursday to officially open the bridge to the public.

A bridge so famous that to some it had become somewhat of an urban myth opened today following years of snags and busted deadlines.

City of Dallas officials and champions of the multimillion-dollar Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge celebrated the bridge’s completion Thursday afternoon at a small ribbon-cutting ceremony at the DART platform and bridge landing.

Susan G. Komen Dallas County Race for a Cure

(Photo: Brooke Kull)

Around 15,000 guests were up before the sun on Oct. 28 for the 35th annual Susan G. Komen Dallas County Race for the Cure at NorthPark Center.

The race raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivors, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Town Plans To Make ‘Excellent’ Library Even Better


The Highland Park Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library, 4700 Drexel Drive, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (Photo: Lance Koppa)

With its cherry wood finishes and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Highland Park’s public library can remind visitors of eras as old as some of the tales preserved in its collection.

But beyond the nostalgic interior — renovated in 2008 — and thousands of books, the Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library offers patrons a range of modern services, including searchable data bases, e-books, and online resources.

Mercy Street Founder Trey Hill Begins Transition to Park Cities Presbyterian


Trey Hill

During the next nine months, Mercy Street founder Trey Hill will gradually step into a new role: senior director of urban missions at Park Cities Presbyterian Church.

"God has planted a deep burden in me to care for the poor and marginalized in our city," Hill said. "For the last 15 years, I have been seeking to do that by investing in the futures of kids from west Dallas. In this new role, I will be pursuing the calling but taking a broader look at the issues of justice and mercy in the whole city of Dallas."

Share Your Holiday Traditions With Us!


Photo: Chris McGathey

Family gatherings at grandma's, homemade eggnog, holiday parties and events, neighborhood Christmas light tours ... We want to know how you celebrate the holiday season!

Tell us with a couple sentences and send a high-resolution photo, if available, to [email protected] for a chance to be featured in the next issue.