Slipper Club Announces New Board

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The Slipper Club of Dallas recently presented Rays of Light Dallas with a check for $116,621.

The Slipper Club of Dallas announced its new executive team on Feb. 23. The 2107/2018 board will consist of the following people.

President: Meredith Allen; Gala Chair: Cari Euart; Communications Chair: Sarah Schoonover; Public Relations Chair: Lauren Sears; Underwriting Chair: Amy Stone; Gala Decorations Chair: Alex Bjornnes; Auction Co-Chair: Emory Callegari, Kay Hitzelberger, Savannah Thode; Membership Chair: Elizabeth Metzger; Asst. Membership Chair: Stacey Staathoff; Social Co-Chair: Deirdre Huffines, Elle Burnett; Special Events Chair: Lily Kramlich-Taylor; New Member Chair: Julie Butkus; New Member Receptions: Shelby Dietze; Treasurer: Tara Besancon; Assistant Treasurer: Lizz McKean; Meeting Planner: Angela Cox; Secretary: Allison Mynard; Charitable R&D: Spencer Bruno.


Sipping on GEM and Juice

Mary Kathryn Bass (left) and Leslie Needleman share their healthy lifestyle with customers at the GEM Juice Bar. (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich) 0
Mary Kathryn Bass (left) and Leslie Needleman share their healthy lifestyle with customers at the GEM Juice Bar. (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich)

Leslie Needleman and Mary Kathryn Bass continue to celebrate health and wellness five years after opening their first GEM Juice Bar in Dallas.

“Our product that we offer has grown, the community has grown, the classes have grown, the blog has grown,” Bass said. “It has all gone up.”

Their first location, originally at the intersection of Lovers Lane and Inwood Road, moved to Luther Lane in Preston Center in 2013. They have a second location at Forest Lane and Preston Road.


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.


Dance for Kidney Cancer Research

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Merlinda Chelette wasn’t expected to still be here, much less planning a fundraising party at the Dallas Country Club.

But four years after a stage IV kidney cancer diagnosis, she is serving as co-chair for Rock the Cure for Kidney Cancer, a new event organizers hope will become an annual affair.

“For some reason God has allowed me to live longer than the average kidney cancer patient,” said Chelette, who has had two back surgeries, a kidney removed, and three rounds of high-dose radiation since her diagnosis in August 2012.


For Sale: Add a Little Wiggle to Your Life

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Faith Presbyterian Offers Tranquil Transitions

The park-like setting of the center more resembles a resort than a medical facility. (Photo courtesy T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center) 0
The park-like setting of the center more resembles a resort than a medical facility. (Photo courtesy T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center)

Caring for a loved one and ensuring their remaining time is comfortable and meaningful can be a challenge for the whole family. The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center, which opened Feb. 15, aims to meet that challenge in an innovative and holistic way.

The center is the latest addition to Faith Presbyterian Hospice and Presbyterian Communities and Services, a faith-based, not-for-profit foundation. The care center offers a stand-alone inpatient hospice as an alternative to in-home hospice, nursing facilities, and hospitals. It will also provide transitional care for patients who wish to return home for hospice care.

The 53,388-square-foot center is located on a 9.3-acre campus at Merit Drive and Churchill Way in North Dallas. The park-like setting more resembles a resort than a medical facility. Meandering paved paths lead to meditative gardens, seating areas, and an outdoor amphitheater for lectures, events, and memorial services.


Plaza Store Owner Celebrates 97th Birthday

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Maxine Bennett (right) celebrates with her daughter Beverly.

Castle Gap Jewelry owner Maxine Bennett celebrated 97 years Wednesday with a birthday party at her Plaza at Preston Center store.

Maxine was born in 1920 and grew up in Midland. She opened Castle Gap in 1974 with her son Scotty. A few years later, daughter Beverly joined them.

Today the store is the oldest tenant in the Plaza. Maxine still works there six days a week.

 


Record Seven HPHS Band Members Earn All-State Honors

Back Row: Band director Reagan Brumley, Aaron Pathak, Grace Zhao, and Charlie Conner; Front Row: Jackson Smith, Peter Davies, Abby Justine, and Madison Triplett. (Photo courtesy HPISD) 0
Back Row: Band director Reagan Brumley, Aaron Pathak, Grace Zhao, and Charlie Conner; Front Row: Jackson Smith, Peter Davies, Abby Justine, and Madison Triplett. (Photo courtesy HPISD)

A record seven Highland Park High School students were selected to the Texas All-State band, the highest honor band members can achieve.

After rehearsing for three days with nationally recognized conductors, the All-State band performed Feb. 11 at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Convention in San Antonio.

“It’s such a big deal,” said director Reagan Brumley, who has led the HPHS band since 2011. “I’m floored by how the kids have stepped up to that challenge.”