Acappella PJ Drive Kicks Off July 20


Dallas area residents can help seniors in need by participating in the fourth annual  Acappella pajama drive. A kickoff party will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 20 at Acappella In Home Care office 7920 Beltline Road, Suite 380, Dallas.

Pajamas collected will be delivered during Christmastime to area low income nursing communities in North Texas. Nursing home residents on Medicaid are allotted less than $60 per month to cover needed personal items, such as toiletries, paper products, and clothing. Warm pajamas are considered a luxury, as basic supplies like toothpaste and soap are the priority.

Moody Family YMCA Honors Chris Crocker


Chris Crocker

The Moody Family YMCA awarded Chris Crocker the 2017 Charles E. Seay Outstanding Leadership Award.

Since 1990, the Seay Award has been given annually in recognition and appreciation of volunteers who have demonstrated distinguished service, and exemplified the purpose and ideals of the YMCA.

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2018 Exhibitions


The Nasher Sculpture Center announced its 2018 exhibitions. They will focus on the work of leading contemporary artists working in a wide array of media and methods, as well as an exhibition that considers the aesthetic qualities of some of the earliest man-made objects, handaxes.

SW Medical Foundation Honors Kolski


Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Kolski

The Southwestern Medical Foundation recently presented the 2017 Ho Din Award, its highest honor, to Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Kolski.

“Lauren’s academic achievements—combined with the esteem she has earned from faculty and peers for her humble, impactful service—serve as an example for others," Southwestern Medical Foundation president and CEO Kathleen Gibson said. “This award represents the qualities inherent in all great physicians, and Lauren epitomizes these qualities.”

Dallas Historical Society to Host Baseball Panel


Courtesy Dallas Historical Society

The Dallas Historical Society and Arcadia Publishing will host a panel discussion on the history of baseball in Texas June 24 at the Hall of State in Fair Park.

Writers scheduled to appear include Scott Cain, author of Cleburne Baseball: A Railroader History; Mark Presswood, author of Baseball in Ft. Worth; and Clay Coppedge, author of Texas Baseball.

UP Student Earns Acting Award


Courtesy Photo

Macrae Smith, a University Park resident and student at Trinity Christian Academy (TCA), recently received the Outstanding Actor in a Minor Role award at the Schmidt and Jones Awards Gala for his performance in Cinderella. Smith was one of three students from TCA who received awards for their role in the play.

Greenhill Names Hark New Head of School


Lee J. Hark

The Greenhill School announced this afternoon that Lee J. Hark will be the new head of school effective July 1, 2018. He previously worked as the upper school director and associate head of school at Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina.

Hark graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an English degree in 1992. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia, and did doctoral work at the University of Virginia.

Police Reports June 5 – 11


Shattered between 4 and 8 a.m. June 11: the glass on a side door at D.D. French Cleaners on Loma Alto Drive. An interior door was kicked in, but the business manager did not know what, if anything, had been stolen.


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At 3 p.m., a bald man took a package of Bento Ball dog treats ($7 value) off the front porch of a home in the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue and fled in a dark gray Nissan sedan.

At 11:30 p.m., thief took a black Kenneth Cole computer bag, a Lenovo laptop computer, a black wallet, $200 in pesos, $200 in U.S. cash, an MEC duffle bag containing clothing, and identification including a Canadian passport from an unlocked 2017 Dodge Durango at home in the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue.

AFP Names Philanthropy Day Honorees


The Greater Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals announced its 2017 National Philanthropy Day Award honorees. They will be recognized during the 32nd annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Nov. 10 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Dallas.