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Vol. 5, No. 31 | Neighborhood News | Community Calendar and Restaurant Guide | Arts and Entertainment |

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Trailblazer featured in ‘Hidden Figures’ coming to Dallas By Carla Meadows


On Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal in the Main Sanctuary, 8011 Douglas Ave., a panel discussion on the topic "Love and Reconciliation: How do we do these in today's world?" features The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (above). The Rev. Dr. Christopher D. Girata, Rector of Saint Michael and All Angels will moderate. RSVP at – Steven Haal

Free food for Fido On Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 2 p.m., area pet lovers and their dogs are invited to a free “Eat Like Your ORIJEN Dog” brunch, taking place at Playground Bar Uptown at 2908 McKinney Ave. This brunch is part of a nationwide series of events hosted by award-winning ORIJEN Pet Food, aimed at educating pet lovers on why their canine companions deserve the best pet food that is biologically appropriate containing fresh regional ingredients in their diet. – Melissa Zapata

‘Donut’ forget to give The Conservancy at Oak Lawn Park is inviting donations in elegant Arlington Hall for the 10th Annual North Texas Giving Day. Come for a cup of coffee, doKim Clark nuts and a look at historical photos on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also schedule your donation online at and search for The Conservancy. To learn more about the organization, go to the – Adrian Palmer

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum will celebrate the accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields with the launch of its inaugural Women’s Network brunch featuring retired NASA mathematician and aerospace engineer Christine Darden, Ph.D. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. Dr. Darden is one of the trailblazers featured in the 2016 book by Margo Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The Story of African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race. The 2016 bestseller inspired the hit 20th Century Fox movie of the same name, featured the lives of groundbreaking African-American women who overcame segregation and discrimination in the 1960s to play integral roles in the space program

throughout their careers. Dr. Christine Darden is featured in Shetterly's book — she was hired at NASA in 1967 as a computer/data analyst, and over the course of her career, became the first AfricanAmerican woman promoted into the Senior Executive Service at the NASA Langley Research Center. “We are honored to have Dr. Darden as the guest speaker for the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s Women’s Network event,” said Cheryl SutterfieldJones, president and CEO, Frontiers of Flight Museum. “The Museum’s Women’s Network is a leadership group that provides mentorship and support of the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s STEM education mission and advocates community involvement. Dr. Darden’s message inspires other young women to flourish in aviation, space exploration and all STEM careers.” Darden will discuss her life and NASA career. She

Christine Darden, Ph.D., will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 18. was born in the small town of Monroe, N.C., the youngest of five children, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from Hampton University, a Master of Science in Applied

Mathematics from Virginia State University and a Doctor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University. For tickets, go to flightmuseum. com.


Serrecchia brings ‘singular sensation’ to high school

By Shari Goldstein Stern

Many Dallas area theater-goers know that if a program lists Michael Serrecchia as director, they’ve made a good choice. Likewise, when area performers learn that Serrecchia’s directing a show, they grab their leg warmers and rush to auditions in a heartbeat. Now the respected director is bringing Broadway to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Booker T.) when he directs “A Chorus Line” (ACL) to run the weekends of Thursdays through Sundays, now through Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Serrecchia has a reputation for bringing MAE HAINES out the best in his cast members, so Booker T. aspiring Chloe Meinershagen, Jack Kalan, Ava Noble, Trevor Turnbow, Ashley Street perform “A Chorus performers are in good hands. Line” in Booker T. Washington High School's musical. The story follows 17 When school started, the cast began anxious dancers in their look any further.’” Tatum did the right after-school rehearsals. nerve-wracking journey to make it into thing in getting the best to coach and “It has been cathartic for me to say a new Broadway musical. They’ve been mentor Booker T.’s future thespians. the least,” Serrecchia said. “My memories working for this a lifetime through hours Serrecchia performed with the origand emotions are right on the surface. It’s upon hours of training, sweat and sore inal Broadway cast of ACL, after worka lot of emotional history built up over muscles, and now their dream is only a shops and off-Broadway productions, almost 50 years. ACL set the course for few cuts away. during most of the 1970s. Now he says, my life.” They share their stories of how “I’ve waited almost half a century to diThe cast has received a sense of they’ve gotten to that moment, and why rect this show. I have had other offers in they’ve put themselves on the line to the past, but I have never wanted to grind the show’s history and culture that is not generally available through a short make this show, each knowing that of the out the show in a three-week rehearsal rehearsal process. “I have learned the 17 of them, only eight will make the final period. It was too important to me for that. power of passion and perseverance from cut. “Booker T. allowed me to take the [Michael’s] life story alone,” said Josh Michael Scott Tatum is in his fourth time to do it correctly,” the director Sedacca, a senior in Booker T.’s Theatre year as dean of Arts Conservatories at added. After February 2018 casting, Conservatory who plays Greg in ACL. Booker T. and had this to say about the Serrecchia enriched the cast members’ He commented further about his direcdirector: “When we put the word out experience with a series of workshops tor: “His lessons are about the world and that we were searching for a director for from learning to audition to full-day history of theatre itself, including secrets ACL, everyone recommended Michael Serrecchia. We heard repeatedly, ‘Michael intensives in May. They took home films and music to work on over the summer. is your best choice. You don’t need to THEATER cont'd on page 9

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Innovation off the field at AT&T Stadium By David Mullen

research and inspired teaching by our faculty The old Becks Prime members. on Oak Lawn Avenue and We are grateAvondale Avenue is being ful for the converted into another restaurant. There is specDavid Mullen recognition and inspired ulation as to what it will be — think upscale — but no to continue SMU’s positive confirmation yet … The new momentum. As students and parents evaluate universirankings recently released ties, it’s important to note, in the 2019 edition of U.S. however, that rankings are News & World Report’s Best just one of the factors to Colleges has SMU ranked consider in this important 59 among the nation’s unidecision. We encourage parversities. The ranking repents and anyone considering resents an increase from the 2018 ranking of 61. The new a college education to visit institutions for firsthand ranking again places SMU evaluation of academic ofin the first tier of the guide’s ferings and campus expe312 “best national universirience.” For the rankings, ties.” Among Texas univerU.S. News & World Report sities, only Rice University considers measures of acand the University of Texas ademic quality, including at Austin rank higher. SMU faculty resources, student tied with the University of selectivity, graduation rate Washington, Pennsylvania performance, financial reState University and sources and alumni giving in Worcester Polytechnic addition to peer assessment Institute. In a press release, scores and ratings by high SMU president R. Gerald school counselors. Princeton Turner said, “SMU’s naUniversity ranked number tional ranking is a reflecone … Speaking of SMU, did tion of a dedicated effort to you know that there are curprovide our students with rently 14 Mustangs on NFL the opportunity to become rosters? Not bad for a team society’s innovators and never considered a powerleaders. It also reflects the contributions of high-impact house … Taking a page out

of Globe Life Park (and the upcoming State Fair of Texas, for that matter), the Dallas Cowboys are introducing new menu items at AT&T Stadium for the 2018 Dallas Cowboys NFL season. Among the new items are African Spiced SuperGrain Bowl, which is a mix of brown rice, barley and farro topped with dukkah chicken and a fresh mango cucumber salsa; a pork belly and Angus beef burger topped with jalapeño cheese, fresh kimchi, aioli and hoisin sauce; Sausage Supreme, which is a hoagie bun stuffed with a grilled jalapeño cheese sausage and macaroni and cheese; a Thai veggie wrap with spicy peanut sauce; elote with sweet corn, poblano mayo, hot sauce and cotija cheese; and Sopaipillas: fresh, hot Sopaipillas served with jalapeño butter and honey. If the Cowboys play doesn’t give you heartburn, there appears to be plenty of other options to provide indigestion at AT&T Stadium … Speaking of strange food items comes a trend in the greater New York City area. The “Ramen Pizza” from Tony Boloney’s in Hoboken, N.J. is “a steaming bowl of

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beloved Japanese ramen boiled down into a thick slice of pizza with a ramen noodle ‘dough’ crust, a spicy tomato-chili ‘sauce’ and a thick layer of Japanese mozzarella.” It sounds like someone may have lost their noodle … Pothole of the week. There remains nothing sweet about driving on virtually any part of Maple Avenue these days … Dallas is fourth in Texas with 4.62 DUI deaths per 100,000 residents. Dallas has the most

DUI deaths of any city with a population of more than 500,000 people. Midland has the most DUI deaths in the state with an average of 5.7 per 100,000 residents … Rents are up 2.2 percent in Dallas over last year, while U.S. single-family rent prices increased a cumulative 4.1 percent from January to June 2018. Las Vegas led the nation in year-over-year rent price increases throughout the first half of 2018 … I got a chance to meet Burt

Reynolds at the Beverly Hills Hotel years ago. We were walking out of the famed Polo Lounge, when I shook his hand and told him what a big fan I was. I then looked at him and said, “And I have always loved Sally Field.” He stared at me with a pause and said, “So have I.” He then gave me that classic Reynolds giggle that was a part of so many of his popular movies and television appearances. Reynolds died on Sept. 6 at 82.



Notorious Top 10 sports plays list Book features Medal of Honor winner

By Joe Ruzicka Fall is the best sports time of year. College football is back, pro football is just about to start, and Texas high school Joe Ruzicka football already has a few games under the Friday night lights. The race for a pennant in baseball is in its home stretch, even though my Rangers have no chance. If you like soccer, the Premier League has been in full swing for a month while the U.S. Open in tennis just finished. And while the golf majors are a distant past, the FedEx finals will help determine who will make the top 150 for the PGA tour. Last week, I caught ESPN’s Top 10 plays of the week, which featured every one of these sports and some fantastic plays paired with some fantastic athletes. I know that there is a Not-Top 10, but for those of us with limited athletic ability, we should be featured so that us sports mortals can feel a little more normal. Therefore, I feel compelled to list my NotTop 10 all-time notorious sports plays in no real order. #10. Soccer f lop. It’s funny to see a professional soccer player, who clearly has had no contact with his opponent, f lail around like a fish out of water. Most of us have some acting ability, meaning we could perform this play with ease. #9. A hit by pitch in baseball. This play comes in a variety of forms, but the best one is when a charging batter comes at the pitcher. Unless you are Robin Ventura charging Nolan Ryan. Then you find out what old man tough is with your new fat lip. One for the old guys! #8. Missed dunk. As a vertically challenged individual, it’s fantastic to see a


CRIME WATCH Sept. 7 – 7:34 a.m. 5300 Block, Monticello Ave. (75206) Theft of Property: An unknown suspect stole the tailgate off the complainant’s vehicle. Sept. 7 – 10:19 a.m. 300 Block, N. Market St. (75202) Criminal Mischief: An unknown suspect damaged the complainant’s property. Sept. 8 – 3:35 a.m. 2700 Block, Taylor St. (75226) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect entered the complainant’s vehicle and stole property. Sept. 8 – 10:49 a.m. 5700 Block, E. Mockingbird Ln. (75206)

professional basketball player come f lying towards the basketball rim, arm extended with ball in hand, only to have it clang on the back of the iron and ricochet back to mid court. Giggle. #7. The early football drop prior to a touchdown. In Dallas, we all remember Leon Lett during the Super Bowl celebrating his fumble recovery way too early before crossing the goal line. Buffalo Bills wide receiver Don Beebe swiped the ball away from poor Leon. And now we refer to this type of play as a “Lett Down.” #6. A 7-10 split in bowling. This is referred to as a “goal post” because the 7 and 10 back row pins are split like a football goal post. It should really be called “let’s get more beer” because you probably won’t pick up the spare, but you can certainly go pick up more beer. #5. The dead shank in golf that either lands on the other fairway or rolls down the hill and into the water. Every Sunday golfer feels vindicated when seeing this on television. #4. High snap over the head of a punter in football. Most of the time, this looks like a rabbit trying to get away from a wild pack of dogs. Nearly every time, it goes badly for the rabbit. #3. A pro wrestling play that involves blood, the top rope and some sort of f lying maneuver. But not in that order. Enough said. #2. Any tackle made by any infield security at any sporting venue, with a nod to ice hockey as a consensus number one. Because trying to run on ice in real shoes is just plain funny. #1. Catching a foul ball in the stands while still holding your beer. Now that’s athleticism I can relate to. Joe Ruzicka is a retired Naval Aviator and F-14 Tomcat RIO. He lives in Lakewood and yearns for the days of Nolan Ryan fastballs.

Theft of Property: The suspect reached across the counter and stole money from the register. Sept. 8 – 7:28 p.m. 4400 Block, Cedar Springs Rd. (75219) Burglary of a Building: An unknown suspect entered the complainant’s garage and stole property. Sept. 9 – 5:21 p.m. 1600 Block, N. Hall St. (75204) Aggravated Assault w/a Deadly Weapon: The suspect pointed a pistol and threatened to shoot the complainant. Sept. 9 – 7:21 p.m. 2900 Block, Reagan St. (75219) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect stole the complainant’s vehicle. Sept. 9 – 8:48 p.m. 6500 Block, Victoria Ave. (75209) Forgery: The suspect used fake money to purchase pizza.

Sept. 9 – 8:51 p.m. 3100 Block, Knox St. (75205) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect broke into the complainant’s vehicle and stole property. Sept. 10 – 4:27 a.m. 4300 Block, Maple Ave. (75219) Aggravated Robbery of an Individual: Two suspects stole the complainant’s property at gunpoint. Sept. 10 – 12:50 p.m. 1500 Block, Wycliff Ave. (75207) Theft of Property: An unknown suspect stole a trailer and drop hammer by unknown means. Sept. 10 – 9:16 p.m. 5500 Block, Mockingbird Ln. (75206) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect stole the complainant’s vehicle.

By Wayne Swearingen Last month I received a phone call from my good friend and fellow commercial real estate broker, Gordon Foster. “Wayne, can you meet me for a drink this afternoon? There is someone you really need to meet.” Foster knows what a hopeless patriot I am and receives these stories when I become inspired enough to write. I walked into the bar and met Mike Thornton and his wife, Rainy. Thornton is a big, strapping guy who you would guess had been a linebacker in his day. We both knew we shared a military background, so we became instant friends. Foster had told me that Thornton was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH), and had a book written about him and Tom Norris, both Navy SEALS. Mike signed a book for me, By Honor Bound. Over the next few days, I read the book, which is available in bookstores and Amazon. What I realized is how little I knew about the MOH, how it started after the Civil War and how important it is. The MOH website states: “It is the Highest Award for valor in action against an enemy force, which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed forces of the United States. Only 3,500 Recipients in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have been awarded this acknowledgement of extraordinary achievement in military service.” And the book cover mentions “In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris

METFUND.ORG Michael E. Thornton. risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the MOH. “Just six months later, Norris was sent on a special reconnaissance mission that would take his team deep into enemy territory. In the running gun battle that ensued, Lieutenant Norris was severely wounded; a bullet entered his left eye and exited the left side of his head. SEAL Petty Officer Thornton, under heavy fire, fought his way back onto a North Vietnamese beach to rescue his officer.” Both are MOH recipients. What really has inspired me after all the heroics is what Thornton has done for veterans, using the past as a launching pad. The Michael E. Thornton Foundation was

formed when it was brought to Thornton’s attention that some veterans and their families had immediate needs not being met by other organizations that did not and could not assist with these everyday personal or family issues. Examples would be household bills, car repairs, medical bills, tuition, etc. Go to themetfund. org for more information. Also, for you golfers who really want to do some good and meet some real heroes, the Metfund Invitational Golf Classic 2018 will be held at the Dallas Athletic Club, Monday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. with all proceeds going to benefit our military and others in need. Sponsorships are available. Wayne Swearingen, CRE, is a principal at Barclay Commercial Group and lives adjacent to Katy Trail. Contact him at wswearingen@

OUR MISSION Katy Trail Weekly is a community-friendly newspaper designed to inform and entertain the people in many diverse demographics who live and/or work in these neighborhoods. Much like the Katy Trail itself, Katy Trail Weekly is designed to help bring together the neighborhoods of Downtown, Uptown, Cedar Springs/Oak Lawn, the Design District, the Medical District and the Park Cities, as well as others. The newspaper is placed in local businesses, and other locations, for free pick-up by their patrons. We support this publication by providing ad space to local businesses who want an effective and affordable way to reach the Katy Trail area readers we attract and serve. We welcome participation in the paper through story and picture submissions, and we hope that you will join us in making this paper the best it can be. Publisher

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By David Mullen

By David Boldt

If the first weekend of the National Football League regular season games is any indication, this will be a long year for many teams, the fans of them and football in general. Here are some observations: The season started with a dud. The Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons game was almost unwatchable. Both teams had less than 300 total net yards each. These were supposed to be two of the best teams in the NFC. NBC lead announcer Al Michaels said it best when he stated with a shrug heard around the nation: “We have 22 points and 23 penalties.” The Dallas Cowboys opened completely unprepared. In recent years, starters have played little, if at all, during the preseason. Maybe it is time to reconsider that plan. The performances of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were lackluster. Prescott averaged less than 10 yards per completion and Elliott rushed for only 69 yards. The Carolina Panthers defense is good, but good enough to hold the Cowboys to one fourth quarter touchdown? And it appears that the team greatly overrated their receiving corps, and possibly the loss of Dez Bryant. How long can Cowboys fans continue to tolerate robo-coach Jason Garrett and his support of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan? In a related Cowboys note, former tight end Jason Witten had a painful outing as the new color announcer for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” Witten set a broadcasting record for using the term “soft zone cover” dozens of times, when he was speaking at all. The more experienced game announcers — play-by-play man Joe Tessitore and field commentator Booger McFarland — stepped over Witten constantly. And there were stretches of minutes where Witten went silent. Given that Tessitore and McFarland are new to NFL announcing, Witten had the opportunity to add insight, much like CBS color commentator and former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo did right out of the box. The Jon Gruden experiment is a failure. Despite an energetic crowd in Oakland and an entertaining first half where they led 13-10 at halftime, the Raiders came out completely flat in the second half and were routed by the Los Angeles Rams. It was very obvious that they missed Khalil Mack, traded to the Chicago Bears in early September. Plus, the Raiders golden boy — quarterback Derek Carr — looked lost and made some unthinkable errors in the second half. Who are these guys? Ex-Texas Tech and

In 2012, Ford’s Fusion was not, in the eyes of an enthusiast or automotive analyst, remotely competitive with Accords or Camrys. It was a credible effort for Ford, but in the context of the midsize segment all of the domestic manufacturers were offering second-class product relative to what was coming from Honda, Toyota and, to a lesser extent, Germany’s VW. With all of that, my father-in-law’s Fusion SEL — having but 15,000 go-tochurch miles — was nice. Finished in a metallic blue and fitted with the SEL’s black leather interior, the Fusion had that modestly upscale vibe that goes with well-maintained, midlevel sedans. Of course, it didn’t drive like an Accord or Camry, lacking their refinement, but it was solid and pleasant — and as a third car with (perhaps) 7,500 miles added each year, it could have served a purpose. And, we’ll hope, will serve a purpose. With my father-inlaw’s passing in January, the Fusion had been used for occasional errand running tied to the eventual sale of his home and furnishings. In that six months, my wife and I had added roughly 3,000 miles, and while the Fusion was handy and comfortable, it wasn’t anything we needed for the long term. It was decided to sell the Fusion, and with no interest in retailing it ourselves, we made the trip to CarMax. The trip to CarMax was preceded by a call. The rep at the other end instructed us to bring the clear title, an

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for four touchdowns, and coach Andy Reid made sure that he had his weapons like Tyreek Hill fully utilized. The New Orleans Saints, at home, let the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put up 48 points. Journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 417 yards against the porous Saints defense. And the New York Jets looked like a track team in a rout of the host Detroit Lions. After rookie Jets quarterback Sam Darnold shook off a pick-6 on his first play in the NFL, he looks like the real deal. Packers magic lives on. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was carted off the field in the first half, but miraculously returned to lead the Packers to a 24-23 victory over Chicago. The Bears’ Mack was dominant until the late going, when Green Bay scored 21 fourth quarter points. Does Mack regret missing all of training camp? Cleveland, Buffalo still bad. The host Cleveland Browns tied the Pittsburgh Steelers, so at least they didn’t lose. They could have won in overtime, but kicker Zane Gonzalez had a chip shot field goal blocked with nine seconds left. They have only one win in more than two seasons. And the Buffalo Bills could only manage a field goal against the Baltimore Ravens. Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman went 5 for 18 with two interceptions. His 0.0 quarterback rating makes him the worst wing in Buffalo. So for teams like Atlanta, New Orleans, the Raiders and the Cowboys, one more loss will put them into full panic mode. And for the team on “Monday Night Football,” panic has already set in.

original copy of the will and a Letter of Testamentary, a document that — according to Google — demonstrates “you are the legal executor for a particular estate and that you have the ability to act as such.” And we should bring the IDs of those signing over the title to CarMax, which was my wife and her sister. An appointment was set for the following Saturday and all ‘systems’ appeared to be ‘go.’ The Fusion, always garaged and gently driven, didn’t require much in the way of a cleanup. The folks at the Carmel Carwash on Lemmon Avenue provide a $7 rinse, but with $57 on my prepaid card, I decided to go with the (almost) works, spending $25 on an outside and inside experience. The end result was the Fusion looking new and — get this — smelling new! Arriving at noon on a Saturday, we were introduced to Leo. Leo was a courteous 20-something, whose return to school precipitated a job allowing for a flexible schedule. Since cars were somewhat of a passion for Leo, while awaiting the appraisal, we heard about his ownership history, one far more varied than that of your typical 20-something. But then, the only recorded

history we were truly interested in was the value CarMax attached to the Fusion. Kelley Blue Book’s site suggested a trade-in value of $9,347 for a 15,000-mile Fusion in excellent condition, while a private party sale might net as much as $11,550. But that private party sale — according to KBB — could take as much as 30 days; we were hoping to do this in 30 minutes, which is about what the CarMax appraiser took in arriving at a number. That number was $9,500 — while I was hoping for an even (and easily divisible by two) $10K. Again, the $9,500 was above the number suggested by KBB for a low-mileage Fusion in excellent condition, so we took it. A trip to grab the second set of keys meant a delay in sitting down with the business office. But once there the process was friendly, professional and efficient. That process is also pretty darn transparent — perhaps that’s the payoff for driving the Fusion only to church. David Boldt brings years of experience in automotive retail sales and public relations to his automotive reporting. More can be found at

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Contact us at with your Community Calendar Event. Sept. 14

920 Harwood St. Dallas, 75201

Dallas Farmers Market – Enjoy an evening of music with saxophone and keyboard presented by Texas Winds Musical Outreach and the Dallas Farmers Market. The program will be followed by a meet-and-greet with the artists. 6 to 9 p.m. FREE!

Sept. 15

109 Continental Ave. Dallas, 75207 843-817-7653

Ronald Kirk Bridge and Felix Lozada Gateway – Walkers and runners from across the area can support many cancer charities by participating in a single run, the Eighth Annual Cancer Support Community North Texas “One Run.” Honorary chair and event emcee will be Kidd Kraddick Morning Show’s “Big” Al Mack. 7 a.m. $30.

Sept. 15

2209 Clark St. Dallas, 75204 214-871-2825

Griggs Park – The Third Annual Uptown Kiddo’s Carnival is a family-friendly event to kick off the new school year. Kids of all ages can enjoy carnival games, train rides, magic, music, face paint, balloon artists, food and more. 9 a.m. FREE!

Sept. 15

8383 Plaza at Preston Center #200 Dallas, 75225 214-363-9095

University Park Library – Suzanne Asaff Blankenship, author of How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles, will discuss “I've Got Your Back - Being An Effective Eldercare Advocate.” The presentation includes a Q&A and a book signing. 10 a.m. FREE!

Sept. 15

2889 Cityplace West Blvd. Dallas, 75204 214-377-8723

Mutts Canine Cantina – Grab your four-legged bestie and head over for some re-tail therapy at MUTTS Market. The dog park will host special vendors including Geaux Fideaux, Kibble Pet, Grocery Pup, Chow & Tabby and more! 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE!

Sept. 16

2540 King Arthur Blvd. Lewisville, 75056 972-410-6600

Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza – The Castle Hills Classic Car & Truck Show features the area’s finest hot rods, classic cars and trucks, several with the latest technology, from Time Machine Car Shows. Those wishing to show off their wheels can pay a $10 entry fee and be eligible to win “best car” awards. 10 a.m. FREE!

Sept. 20

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, 75219 214-526-2800

The Mansion on Turtle Creek – The Turtle Creek Association is sponsoring a Membership Mixer, an opportunity for members to socialize among themselves, make friends and meet neighbors. Complimentary light bites and Happy Hour pricing for drinks are available. RSVP (required) to the number above. 6 to 8 p.m.


by Will Henry

PHOTO OF THE WEEK On Sept. 8 at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) announced J. Davis Hamlin and Margot B. Perot as the 2019 TACA Silver Cup Award Recipients at the first-ever Appreciation Dinner. Send us an item or photo on Facebook and it may be featured here!



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The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the CFP and supports education across the country.

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By Sally Blanton Each week, Katy Trail Weekly will feature a charity that is doing remarkable work in Dallas, a city known for philanthropy and generosity.

QW  hat is your mission or highest purpose,


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and who founded this nonprofit?

A The CFP Foundation’s primary plat-

form, Extra Yard for Teachers, is dedicated to elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers. It was founded by the 10 FBS Division 1 Conferences and the University of Notre Dame as the playoff system was developed.

Q H ow did your career path lead you to this

position? What were some prior jobs you held? I began as an attorney, but was most recently the commissioner of Conference USA for 15 years. Over the years, I’ve started several nonprofits and I was honored to chair the committee responsible for starting the CFP Foundation. I fell in love with the opportunity and made a professional commitment to it.


QW  hy are you passionate about helping this charity? Do you have a personal story to relate? Several teachers greatly impacted my life growing up and it’s clear that without great teachers, we will not have positive educational outcomes. We will also not realize our fullest potential as individuals and as communities.


QW  hat is the most important thing your nonprofit does for our community?

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recipe of the week


By Dotty Griffith

By Dotty Griffith

Chef Wade Burch created this version of the classic French salad for the menu at Perle on Maple at The Stoneleigh where he guides the kitchen as executive chef. This is a very typical restaurant recipe because it goes together very easily, if everything is done ahead and PERLE ON MAPLE ready for assembly. Save the Nicoise Salad. sautéing of the tuna for the lastminutes. Drain and minute step before plating. Easy peasy? Yes, if you do 99 percent of immediately plunge into the ice water to it in advance. cool; drain and pat dry. PERLE ON MAPLE NICOISE SALAD Heat a cast iron skillet or heavy sauté 1 pound red-skinned, Yukon gold or pan for 4 minutes at purple potatoes high heat. Lightly rub Kosher salt, as needed Dotty Griffith the tuna with oil on a 10 ounces haricots verts or thin green plate and season well beans trimmed with salt and pepper on all sides. Add 4 (4-ounce) medallions of sushi grade grapeseed oil to the hot pan. It will begin tuna steak to smoke. Carefully place the seasoned 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil tuna into the pan with tongs and quickly Black pepper as needed sear for 30 seconds per side and remove 1/4 cup Nicoise Dressing (see below) to a clean plate to cool until ready to 8 grape or yellow tomatoes, halved or plate. When cooled, slice into thick, even quartered slices. 1 head Boston lettuce, leaves separated Toss the tomatoes in a small bowl 1/2 red onion, peeled, halved and cut into with salt and pepper to taste. Add about thin, julienne strips 1/4 cup dressing to the potatoes and toss. 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into Divide the lettuce among 4 plates. thin, julienne strips Arrange the potatoes, haricots verts, 4 large eggs, hard cooked, peeled, sliced onion, red bell pepper, hard-cooked eggs 1/2 cup Nicoise olives, pitted on lettuce. Place equal amount of sliced 1 tablespoon fresh chives minced tuna on each plate. Pour any juices from the tomatoes In a large saucepan over mediuminto the dressing, then add the tomatoes high heat, add potatoes and cover with to the plates. Drizzle with the dressing cold water. Add 1 tablespoon kosher salt. and top with the olives and fresh-snipped Bring to a simmer over medium-high chives. heat and cook until fork-tender, about 15 Makes 4 servings. minutes. Run under cool water to stop Nicoise Dressing: In a medium bowl the cooking. Reserve until needed. When or blender, combine 1/4 cup white wine cool, slice into even-sized coins. vinegar, 2 tablespoons minced shallot, 2 Meanwhile, bring a separate large tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon saucepan of water to a boil. Add 1 chopped fresh thyme, 1/2 teaspoon tablespoon kosher salt. Fill a large bowl (each) salt and pepper. Whisk in 3/4 cup with ice water, add 1 tablespoon salt. grape seed oil in a slow, steady stream When water boils, add the haricots until emulsified or add to blender and verts to the boiling water; cook until process until smooth. crisp-tender and bright green, 2 to 4

If you’ve got a thing for storied dining rooms in historic hotels, assay Perle on Maple at Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh. The Art Deco landmark on Maple Avenue in Uptown dates to 1923. The latest incarnation includes a FrancoTexas themed dining room that we’ll hereafter reference simply as Perle. It’s a gem. Executive Chef Wade Burch, a veteran of prominent kitchens on both coasts, brings a native Texan’s sensibility plus classical culinary training to this restaurant described as a French bistro with Texas twists. Longtime fans of “Chopped” on The Food Network may have watched Burch in action as a grand finale contender in 2011. Besides his Texas roots, he’s worked in seminal Texas kitchens, including those ramrodded by famed Dallas chefs, Dean Fearing and Stephan Pyles. On the Perle menu, that translates to dishes such as Bacon-Wrapped Bandera Quail with White Bean Cassoulet. Tres yahoo! “I wanted to combine what I learned with Stephan and Dean with the classic techniques at The Plaza (in New York),” Burch explained. The lobby bar, adjacent to Perle, was hopping when we made a hosted visit. (The bar menu is Burch’s as PERLE ON MAPLE well.) The chef rolled out dishes that show the From top to bottom: Striped Bass, Crispy Oysters and Chef Wade depth and breadth of his Burch at Perle on Maple. menu. Sommelier Aaron Benson paired wines with a Tuscan red, the dish turned our head. that were at once easy to drink and synchroA Perle signature dish is skin-on filet of nized with each dish. striped bass draped across a bed of multi-colBefore we get to the cuisine, let me be ored pearl couscous, a great pairing with a clear. This is not a stuffy, old room. The curCalifornia pinot noir. Benson brought out rent design is comfortably sleek and contema Texas red, a Llano Estacado Viviano to go porary with muted grays and splashes of wawith a charred-on-the-outside, rosy-on-thetermelon red. Upholstered furniture softens inside lamb chop. Tannins met fat in my yet maintains the look with clean lines. mouth and made my palate very happy. Touches of whimsy, such as pearl swags, For dessert, Burch concluded with anothreinforce the name. Perle is the French speller Franco-Texan riff, a split profiterole (cream ing for the prized, luminescent byproduct of puff) sandwiching a scoop of made-in-Plamollusk irritation. Oysters form pearls when no Henry’s Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream, all an irritant invades their shells. sauced with French Valrhona chocolate. Plum Lustrous layers of a protective substance magnifique! called nacre build up to protect the living tisIf you want to do a Perle test run, small sue and produce the precious gems. plates and starters are available at “social Burch rolled out a series of tastings starthour” from 2 to 6 p.m. and on the bar menu ing with an amuse bouche, a bite of tuna any time to give you a taste and a feel for this tartare on a crispy wonton topped with a butnew, old venue. Try a string of Perle visits. ton of sriracha aioli and wasabi emulsion for spicy punch. Benson paired it with a Veuve PERLE ON MAPLE AT LE MÉRIDIEN Clicquot demi-sec, a touch of sparkling sweet DALLAS, THE STONELEIGH to play off the heat. 2927 Maple Ave. Grilled quail wrapped with bacon and a Dallas, 75201 side of baked beans, aka cassoulet, is redolent 469-375-5846 with Texas flavor and French tradition. Paired

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Simple plan keeps outside cozy

By Stephan Sardone

By Candy Evans This week, we take you over to a Swiss Avenue home. But not just any Swiss Avenue home: this Jacobethan manor house Candace Evans at 5901 Swiss Ave. is one of the most special homes in Dallas. And a very good example of why you should read daily to keep up with all the latest listings. Not only is it an historic home with a wellknown, charismatic former owner, it’s also been thoroughly, stunningly updated. Last week, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s lovely Elizabeth Mast hosted a sneak peek because the home will not be listed in MLS. The moment you drive up you know you’re in for something special. Jacobethan manor houses are visually arresting because they are essentially Tudors that are dressed up to go to the ball. The striking semi-hexagonal, two-story bay window, cast stone mullions, arched lintel over the front door and overlapping gables are elements that distinguish the style and again, let you know this is an extraordinary home before you open that front door. According to the Swiss Avenue Women’s Guild site, it was built by M. E Faber in 1924 for C.A. Tucker and cost, brace yourself, $17,500. But, remember that was a pretty penny in 1924. (And it WAS 1924.) Faber added a decidedly non-Tudor touch with the red barrel-tiled roof, but we think that just makes it more dramatic. In 1942, First Baptist Church purchased the Jacobethan manor house for use as a parsonage for Reverend W.A. Criswell and his wife, Betty. If you’ve been living abroad for generations or are new to Dallas, Criswell was the former head of the Southern Baptist Convention. Under his 47 years of leadership, First Baptist became the nation’s largest Southern Baptist congregation. The Criswells called this Jacobethan manor home for 66 years. The church owned the house until 2008 when they sold it to Jean Bainbridge and Mike French. Note: They are only the third owners of this home. They pulled out all of the remodeling stops to bring this beauty into the present century with style, grace and every modern amenity. Featured on the 2013 Swiss Avenue Mother's Day Home Tour, the brochure offered the following details: “Jean and Mike oversaw a massive restoration, including new plumbing, HVAC, ductwork, gas lines, and all wiring. The Reverend’s library was converted into a master suite, and an elevator was installed. Mrs. Criswell’s in-home radio studio is now Jean’s office. Original features that were restored include the hardwood floors throughout the

Briggs Freeman Sotheby

This home, located at 5901 Swiss Ave., is selling for $1.795 million. entire home, the plaster cove and trim in the stairway, the fireplace mantel and marble surround, the stained and leaded glass windows, and the massive front door. All surface finishes were selected to look similar to original finishes of the period. The iron gate at the entryway was installed by the Criswells.” The restoration of this 4,660-square-foot Jacobethan manor house is absolute perfection. There are now four living areas, four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two powder baths and a two-story carriage house with a full living room and half bath downstairs and master and full bath upstairs. “This incredible Jacobethan manor house really stands out because it’s the only home on the boulevard that has a true master bedroom with a master bath on the main floor,” Mast said. “The master closet would rival any new build on the market today, and it has a two-car attached garage, which was not prevalent at the time the property was built.” That master suite is what Bainbridge and French will miss the most. “It’s their favorite spot in the house,” Mast said. “It opens into the second living area, and they feel that they have their own perfect oasis on the first floor. If you’d like to have a peek at this extraordinary Jacobethan manor house, give Mast a call, but do it quickly. At $1.795 million, I cannot see this home being available for very long! is the only blog in Dallas for the truly real estate obsessed! Named by National Association of Real Estate Editors as the BEST Real Estate Blog in the country.

The one thing that we know about Texas weather is that we know nothing about the Texas weather. But one thing we also know about Texans is that we all like to spend as much time outdoors as possible. While some take shelter inside during fall and winter months, there are still some easy and affordable ways to enjoy the outdoors. Comfort is the key. If you live in an area that is known to experience cold winds, consider shades or curtains to block out the weather on your patio or porch. A pergola or small roof for shelter will keep out the more difficult conditions. Have plenty of blankets on hand. And many professionals recommend an investment in radiant heating for your decking or driveway to melt ice and snow and keep your walkways safe over the winter months if you live in a more frigid climate. But the top priority when enjoying the outdoors is making sure that you have a good heat source. Heat lamps, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits provide plenty of comfort. There are typically four types of outdoor heaters, and all have benefits and considerations. The main types of fuel sources are natural gas, propane, electricity and wood. It is really up to your surroundings to determine which is best for you. As always, you should consider consulting a licensed professional. Propane heaters are easy to add to your patio or yard, and usually don’t require professional installation. But when dealing with gas, you should proceed, with caution. They are not always the least expensive option, but you are paying for convenience. They heat up quickly and are easy to move to different areas. Propane tanks are readily available and easy to replace. But remember that propane costs more than natural gas or wood, the tanks do need to be replaced and you should never use a propane heater in an enclosed space. Natural gas outdoor heaters will require the help of a professional

installer, which could make the initial cost higher than other options. You will need to have access to a gas line. But once in use, they are inexpenStephan Sardone sive to use, easy to maintain and provide a great deal of comfort. So the upfront cost may well be worth it in the long run. Electric outdoor heaters are very easy to use and don’t require professional installation. They just need to be plugged in, which means you will need a nearby power outlet. Usage will add to your electricity bill, but in many areas your electricity bill drops during the fall and winter months. Unlike propane heaters, they are safe to use in covered areas. But if speed is a priority, remember that most electric heaters will take longer to heat up. And everyone loves to burn wood when temperatures drop. It adds atmosphere, is cheap and is easy to use. Wood heaters do require more cleanup and maintenance, but close your eyes and you can smell that fresh wood burning. Other considerations are upgrading your exterior lighting including lamps and candles and winterizing your patio or porch. Things as simple as adding area rugs will warm up your outdoor area. No matter what external heat source you choose, make sure that you maximize your exposure to the sun. As daytime get shorter, move up your parties to brunches, early dinners or happy hours when the sun is still visible. You will find a great deal of pleasure enjoying the outdoors. All it takes is a little creativity and maybe a few additions and you can have plenty of quality time entertaining, cooking or just hanging out outside during cooler temperatures. Sardone Design-Build-Remodel is locally owned and operated. Sardone, his wife and two daughters are Lake Highlands residents.


Sept. 14 - 20, 2018

Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 1. Bossa nova kin 6. CPA’s concerns 11. Throws a party for 16. Valens’ “La —” 21. Uses a crowbar

22. Pitcher’s dream game (hyph.) 23. Texas tourist site 24. Iroquois speakers 25. Walk-ons, e.g. 26. Wonderland girl 27. Kebab stickers

28. Hawaiian island 29. Under par 30. Kind of eclipse 32. “Heavy” music 34. Choose 36. Molecular biology topic

37. Insincere 39. Speakers’ platforms 41. “The Body” Ventura 43. Exercise at school 45. Japanese volcano

47. Good, to Juan 49. Annuls 51. Dreadful 54. Juicy pears 55. Poet Alexander — 56. In a frenzy 60. Wires by wireless 61. Jeer at 62. Bag 64. Clean-air org. 65. Menu selection 66. Pat’s cohost 67. Do jack-o’-lanterns 68. Farm machine 70. Tarzan’s nanny 71. Sighed loudly 73. Any Elvis recording 74. Not pro 75. Ibsen woman 77. Grills, maybe 78. Dissolute ones 79. Pretends not to see (2 wds.) 80. Some are inert 82. Up-and- — 83. Sophie portrayer 84. Bounces 87. Gravy no-no’s 88. Greenish mineral 89. Lira successor 93. Joins forces 94. Sound of disbelief 95. Very coarse fabric 97. Macho motorcycle 98. Dove or pigeon 99. A Day at the movies 100. Bagpipers’ garb 101. — cuisine 103. Future fish 104. Absorbed (2 wds.) 106. Zeroes 107. “Bus Stop” blonde


108. Poker stakes 110. Eager, plus 111. Wolfgang’s thanks 112. Runway adjuncts 113. Over and over 115. Jam tightly 116. Batman’s nemesis 117. BMW driver, maybe 120. Troll’s cousin 122. Extinguish 124. — Ono 128. Give — — whirl 129. Heredity factor 131. Sidestep 133. Moves about 135. Dowser’s tool 136. Metallic sounds 138. Fairway clump 140. Slacken off 142. Madrid museum PRADO 144 “The Waste Land” poet 145. Like a good sentry 146. Pastry preparer 147. Rose-petal oil 148. Factions 149. Food grinder 150. Questionable 151. Offends the nose DOWN 1. Leaf of grass 2. On — — (hot) 3. — Vanilli 4. Many a drone 5. Type of prof 6. Art school subject 7. Pina — 8. — con carne 9. Muscle spasm

10. Wineglass part 11. Buttons up 12. Marty Robbins tune (2 wds.) 13. Coin-toss result 14. 911 responder 15. Mediocre (hyph.) 16. Walloped 17. Celestial altar 18. Objects to 19. Bingo kin 20. Type of pear 31. Translucent gems 33. Oust 35. Works diligently 38. Jazz’s Count — 40. Swarm with 42. Develop slowly 44. FICA funds it 46. Gale or squall 48. Annapolis inst. 50. Mayberry moppet 51. Pun feedback 52. Zeppo’s brother 53. Snake or calculator 54. Nuisances 55. Left Bank locale 57. Turns to liquid 58. Soap — 59. Gold unit 61. Skimpy pullovers 62. Sci-fi villain 63. Piano-key wood 66. Bouquet holders 67. Whodunit essentials 69. Sock part 72. Sahara stopovers 73. Pep 74. About that time 76. Shooting marble 78. Easy victories 79. Rural necessities 81. Keenly attentive 82. Curry herb

83. Shopping plazas 84. Esau’s twin brother 85. “— — a Rainy Night” 86. Rub it in 87. Like the tabloids 88. Filmy fabric 90. Nichelle Nichols role on “Star Trek” 91. Turbine part 92. Curved moldings 94. Phonying it up 95. Swindled 96. Hold the —! 99. Did a jackknife 100. — fu 102. Fuming 105. Like Cheerios 106. Auto-safety advocate 107. Fabricator 109. Wet thoroughly 111. Harvest goddess 112. Nylons 114. Gold Medals 115. Ghost dance mystic 116. Stuck out 117. Uh-oh! 118. Serviceable 119. Cold sweat 121. Type of blockade 123. Honshu port 125. Speak publicly 126. Fuji rival 127. Some bouquets 130. A “Ponderosa” son 132. Waiter’s checks 134. Pole on a ship 137. Fetched 139. — Jima 141. Scrooge’s retort 143. Numbered rd.


Face it, time to consider some work

A facelift procedure is one of the most frequently requested facial plastic surgeries in the U.S. Aimed at reducing the visible signs of aging, facelifts improve the appearance of a youthful contour to the face. With the right surgeon, a facelift can help patients look and feel younger with a rejuvenated, rested appearance. Determining whether or not a patient is a good candidate for a mini, mid or full facelift is based on the location and extent of existing visible signs of aging. There are several causes to the sagging many patients experience as they age. Hereditary factors, environmental conditions, stress and even gravity can cause the loss of contouring in the face. Men and women in good overall health who are experiencing sagging around the cheeks and middle of the face, deep creases around the nose and mouth, loss of proper skin tone, excess fat deposits and sagging around the jowl area are good candidates for surgical facelift procedures. A facelift can improve the appearance of these visible signs of aging and give patients a boost of confidence. The mini facelift is ideal for patients with minor sagging around the jowls and chin causing poor contouring along the jawline. The incisions are made behind

the natural fold of the ear and/ or where the ear meets the hairline. Excess tissue and skin is removed to improve the contourDr. Stephanie Teotia ing along the jawline. In mild cases, a mini facelift can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. The recovery time for this procedure is significantly shorter than more invasive facelift procedures. The mid facelift focuses on the cheek and mid-face area. A youthful cheek is rounded and projects slightly outward, but when we age, the fat pad that causes cheeks to be round and full descends, elongating the lower lid and causing deep nasolabial folds. A mid facelift decreases the signs of this aging by restoring cheek height, increasing cheek projection and shortening the lower lid to create a younger, rejuvenated look. Because the mid facelift targets sagging occurring in deeper tissues, general anesthesia is required. An incision is made behind the ear; then fat pads and tissues in the cheeks are lifted using sutures and the excess skin is removed. After a mid facelift, patients often return to work within one

week and swelling decreases after several weeks. In order to get the best results, full facelifts are often performed with a neck lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and a brow lift. The combination of these surgeries addresses the folds on the forehead, sagging of the mid face, poor eyelid contour, deep creases along the nose, and excess skin and fat around the jowls, chin and neck area. Incisions are made along the hairline, down the side of the ear and at the back of the lower head, just below the chin. Fat pads in the mid-face and tissues are lifted using sutures, the skin is tightened, and excess skin is removed. Because more procedures must be performed simultaneously with the full facelift, patients can expect more bruising and swelling. Recovery for a full facelift is about two weeks, with bruising healing before the swelling. The decision to have a facelift is ultimately a personal one. Surgery should be performed by an individual with plastic surgery training specific to the face. Board certification in plastic surgery or facial plastic surgery is a must. Stephanie Beidler Teotia, MD, is a board certified plastic surgeon who practices in the Oak Lawn/Uptown area of Dallas. Dr. Teotia can be reached at 214823-9652 or drteotia@drstephanieteotia. com.

Your Stars this Week by Stella Wilder

The coming week is likely to confuse many, as events transpire that are unexpected and require all those involved to approach situations and problems from an entirely new point of view. The ability to maneuver freely as circumstances require will surely prove of paramount importance. Those who are so set in their ways that they cannot — or will not — do things differently are sure to be at a disadvantage. “Novelty” in word and deed is not enough, and one isn’t likely to succeed until just the right strategy and tactics are adopted. Experimentation can yield good results, but no one should expect to be successful on the first try; indeed, one may only get on top of a situation after several restarts. Actions that proved successful in the past aren’t likely to do so this week, and many will be shaking their heads asking why. He or she who answers that question will, of course, be on top this week — and would do well to share that information. Grievous errors can be avoided this week by almost all. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) You’ll have to be patient after reaching out to someone for work or pleasure; he or she is not operating on your timeline. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) – A familiar situation turns into something quite surprising as the week unfolds. You will have to work hard to keep up with changing circumstances.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) You may require more room to maneuver than usual this week. Don’t let your affection for another keep you from doing what you know you must. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) – Your concern for a friend or loved one will deepen, as events transpire that test both of you in different ways. You can come to the rescue. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) You may be frustrated by the way things seem to be working against you – but, in fact, you may not have been fully prepared. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) – You can meet all deadlines this week, but only if you’re willing to try one or two new and perhaps risky work methods. You have much to gain — and much to lose. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) Like so many others, you will have to incur certain risks this week in order to advance your cause. A decision to go ahead is final. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) – Someone has been telling you what you can expect, but you didn’t listen — or listen closely enough. It’s all falling out as you were told. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) You have been feeling somewhat restricted lately, and this week you’ll have the opportunity to do what you must to reverse that trend. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) – You may have underestimated how long

a certain job would take you to complete — and that’s why you’re still plugging away at it now. Don’t give up! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) You may have to ask for more room to maneuver this week. Those who stand in your way don’t understand your needs; you must be crystal-clear. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) – You and a friend may be considering doing business together, but is now really the time? You will want to weigh all possible gains — and drawbacks. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) Inspiration can be yours if you pay attention to what is going on around you – and to the people who are at the top. (March 6-March 20) – Someone close to you is making things more difficult than they have to be, for reasons you don’t understand. It’s time to discuss this issue directly. ARIES (March 21-April 4) A minor misinterpretation of someone else’s actions can cause a major problem this week — unless you are willing to make a key concession. (April 5-April 19) – No one is working against you at this time, despite how it may seem. You’re eager to be on top of your game once again; self-awareness is a key issue. TAURUS (April 20-May 5) You’ve had a great deal of positive

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Copyright 2018 United Feature Syndicate, Inc. energy of late, which others will be quick to adopt. Someone you know reveals a secret early in the week. (May 6-May 20) – Toward midweek, in the midst of much confusion, something happens that you consider a very important “moment of clarity.” Things are on the upswing! GEMINI (May 21-June 6) Personal concerns are likely to conflict with professional needs. You must strive to balance your affairs at home and at the office. (June 7-June 20) – You don’t always do things by the rules, and this week offers a prime example of how you operate. Excitement beckons. CANCER (June 21-July 7) You must focus exclusively on the things that affect you directly at home and at the workplace. Don’t be distracted by the irrelevant. (July 8-July 22) – You may have to avoid the company of those who usually give you great pleasure in order to deal with a few private issues that demand immediate attention this week. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) As the week opens, you may find that it is difficult to get your message across, but later on your audience is far more likely to absorb the info. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) – A failure early in the week leads to a victory later on. You needn’t try to figure out exactly how it worked out; trust that things are going your way.

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Sept. 14 - 20, 2018

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‘The Predator’ not worth pursuing By Chic DiCiccio @chiccywood

If someone said that Shane Black’s screenplay for “The Predator” started out as a dark comedy about a team of soldiers suffering from PTSD that then break out of prison, it would make sense. This alleged horror-science fiction mashup is nothing more than a 1990s throwback action movie loaded with one-liners ... that happens to have giant, murderous space aliens running around in it. A movie like this shouldn’t be devoid of humor, but the jumpy thrills of the original “Predator” have been abandoned for dirty jokes and chuckles at the expense of a guy with Tourette’s. Black has even taken away what made a Predator so scary in the first place (hunting for hunting’s sake) and invented a hackneyed reason for why they hunt that involves DNA and global warming. This isn’t to say that “The Predator” is horrible. It’s definitely a step up from any of those “Alien vs. Predator”

dumpster fires. That’s mostly due to a cast more than able to fire out Black’s stand-up comedy routines, but most of them aren’t quite up to par when it comes to the action. Everything gets started when a Predator spaceship crashes in Mexico and is seen by an Army Ranger sniper, Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook). He’s quickly brought in by an unnamed secret U.S. agency in order to eliminate any witnesses of alien life, but not before he sends some alien tech to his autistic son, Rory (Jacob Tremblay). While Rory figures out the tech (eyes fulling rolling), Dr. Casey Bracket (Olivia Munn), a science professor, is brought in by super secret agent Will Traeger (Sterling K. Brown) to peep some Predator DNA. Casey spews out a bunch of science sounding stuff that sounds like it was made up by a 12-year-old boy and marvels over a sedated Predator ... until it wakes up and mutilates all the science nerds. Naturally, Rory’s

discoveries put him in the Predator’s crosshairs and Quinn enlists a busload of lunatics to help him protect his son. Their de facto leader is Nebraska (Trevante Rhodes), a chain smoking, suicidal former officer. He’s joined by wise cracking Coyle (KeeganMichael Key), Bible beating Nettles (Augusto Aguilera), pilot Lynch (Alfie Allen) and Baxley (Thomas Jane), whose suffering from Tourette’s is found to be hilarious by his buddies. Black’s direction keeps the action coming at a frenetic pace, probably in an effort to distract from the lack of a coherent plot. Unfortunately, there are moments when the action is so all over the map that it’s impossible to follow. In fact, one character meets their demise so quickly that it’s easily overlooked until that person just stops appearing on screen. “The Predator” is the type of flick that needs a charismatic lead actor and Holbrook doesn’t quite fit the bill. He excels at snark, but his charming Southern drawl

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"The Predator" is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Shane Black. doesn’t make up for the fact that he physically doesn’t look like he could go toe to toe with a 10-foot alien. He’s still better here than Olivia Munn, who is dreadfully poor. If someone is having a blast, it’s Sterling K. Brown. He’s either reveling

in abandoning his nice guy persona or excited to be seen in something that doesn’t require him to cry every five minutes. He’s so good at being a bad guy that it could potentially rock the “This Is Us” fan base. There is one word to

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In this show, Jim Carrey is not ‘Kidding’

By Ed Bark

Conan O’Brien’s “Conan.” He’s soon captivating the audience by playing “You Can Feel Anything At All” on his trusty ukulele. O’Brien’s performance is a little off here, mainly because he This has been a big seems kind of put-off by a song that Jeff’s been year for Fred Rogers, performing for much of his 30 years as host of who’s been extolled in “Mr. Pickles.” You’re supposed to be charmed, a first-rate documenConan. tary film and is now Back at his workplace, Piccirillo is more inreprised in fragile form tent than ever on doing an episode about death via Jim Carrey as Mr. Ed Bark in the aftermath of his son, Phil’s (also played by Pickles. Cole Allen) fatal encounter two months earlier But don’t get the wrong idea about with a snack truck. At the time, Phil had been Showtime’s daring comedy series “Kidding,” riding and bickering with his brother while which premiered Sept. 9. The star of public telemom was behind the wheel. vision’s “Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time” is not an “Kids know the sky is blue,” Piccirillo pleads on-air poser whose gentle, kind demeanor vanto Seb. “They need to know what to do when it’s ishes as soon as he’s off-camera. In real-life, Jeff falling.” Piccirillo (Carrey) painfully strives to always do “You’ll traumatize the kids,” an unyielding the right thing. It’s just that those around him Seb insists. aren’t fully cooperating. He’s estranged from Langella, who excelled as the Soviet overhis wife, Jill (Judy Greer), whom he desperately seer Gabriel in “The Americans,” is in impecwants back. His resentful surviving twin son, cable form again as the curt, controlling and Will (Austin’s Cole Allen), more or less sees him soon conniving master of both his son’s and the as a joke. And his father, Seb (Frank Langella), show’s destiny. His verbal slashes cut deep and the executive producer of Jeff’s sing-songy show, are intended to do so. When Jeff impulsively alis a marrow-sucking authoritarian. ters his appearance, Seb tells him, “You look like So no, this isn’t “Death to Smoochy,” the you’re about to climb a Texas tower and shoot initially maligned but now somewhat cultish people ... You look like Lee Harvey Oswald’s cre2002 film that starred Robin Williams as a corrupt and thoroughly phony children’s show host. ative younger brother.” Showtime made the first four episodes Piccirillo is much better than that, and so is “Kidding.” Some of Carrey’s very best work as an underrated actor came in 2004’s oft-surreal “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” which was directed by Michel Gondry. “Kidding” is their first collaboration since then, with Gondry a co-executive producer who also directs the first two halfhour episodes. Piccirillo is first seen in his standard TV garb (sweater vest, short-sleeved white shirt, single-color tie) as a guest on


Jim Carrey stars as Mr. Pickles in “Kidding.” available for review, and some of the sexual content is a jolt, particularly when it involves Piccirillo. Throughout, though, “Kidding” is in sync with an open question posed on the first page of the network’s press booklet: “What if the story of our life, yours and mine, suddenly had half its pages ripped out?” “Kidding” also stars Catherine Keener as Piccirillo’s sister, Deirdre, who’s in charge of his show’s puppet department. Her daughter, Maddy (Juliet Morris), is a handful, and becomes even more so after witnessing her father, Scott (Bernard White), in a starkly compromising position. Piccirillo’s above and beyond acts of human kindness are countered by a sad and increasingly voyeuristic fixation on his estranged wife, who has a new boyfriend named Peter (the recurring Justin Kirk). There’s also another woman in Jeff’s life, but with the understanding that this

describe Shane Black’s “The Predator:” disappointing. There’s no horror, no scares and no suspense. Black has inserted far too much of his personal style and it overshadows the Predator brand, which after 31 years may be a good thing.

won’t and can’t be for very long. To say any more would ruin the sudden impact. At age 56, Carrey’s forehead is now noticeably lined and lived in. He doesn’t need to ever work again, but he’s a wonderment in a challenging role that at least gives him a fighting chance to win an acting Emmy or at least be nominated as a performer for the first time. He’s still without any Oscar nominations despite very worthy work in both “Eternal Sunshine” and “The Truman Show.” “Kidding” isn’t for kids, and there’s no telling where Piccirillo’s psyche might head. Each of the first four episodes has a short vignette that illustrates the generational impact Mr. Pickles and his show have made. But how will he personally continue to hold up — or will he? “The general populace doesn’t see you as a sexual being, but rather as Mr. Potato Head,” Seb tells his son as a backhanded way of encouraging him to go out on a date. At the same time, dad’s plotting against him continues, because “Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time” has become far too valuable a cash commodity to risk its star going off the rails. The real Fred Rogers didn’t live to see “Kidding,” and perhaps that’s for the best. No kidding, though, you’ll never experience anything quite like this. Bold, provocative and at its core heartbreakingly endearing, it borrows from the original mold — and then breaks it. Ed Bark, who runs the TV website unclebarky. com, is a past member of the national Peabody awards board.

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Tips for an active fall season

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THEATER cont'd from page 1 from the making of [Broadway’s] ‘A Chorus Line.’ He has taught me, an aspiring actor and director, more about my craft and has helped me grow immensely within the past six weeks.” Sedacca is applying to BFA acting programs for next year and looks forward to a career in the theatre. For Broadway’s “A Chorus Line” Serrecchia was honored with the New York Drama Desk Award, New York Theatre World Award, a Special Tony Award

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Recognition, a MAC Award for “Chita Plus Two,” in which he was featured with Chita Rivera. He was named NYC Gypsy of the Year 2000. Locally, Serrecchia’s been recognized with 20 Column Awards for choreography, directing and production of an enormous cache of shows. He’s been nominated for Rabin Awards, and regional awards have included the Dallas Critics Award, Fort Worth Critics Award, Dallas Voice and D Magazine. According to the late Jac Alder, founder and artistic director of Theatre 3, “First of all, [Serrecchia’s] working too hard. But [Serrecchia] epitomizes something that keeps Dallas’ theater ecology in such good shape. It’s his work ethic, talent and generosity of spirit that he shares with other artists that exemplify the Dallas arts community. I like to call these talents ‘citizen artists.’” Also, in 2011, Serrecchia was selected for the Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence for having “invested my life to artistry, teaching and directing at a truly outstanding level.” In 2015 he, along with the rest of the original cast of “A Chorus Line,” was honored at The Public Theatre in NYC for their contribution to the American Musical. The original ACL cast member performed in six other Broadway musicals during his 18 years in New York. He has appeared in a few feature films and played Joe Campisi (Campisi’s Egyptian Lounge) in 1993’s film, “True Tales.” Serrecchia closed with: “I don’t think they [the cast] realized how hard this show is. Very physically and mentally exhausting. There have been tears and shin splints.” To purchase tickets to “A Chorus Line,” visit the Booker T. Eventbrite box office at


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Reconstructed post-war, a look inside the ‘real’ Warsaw


While much of Warsaw was rebuilt after World War II, Wilanow Palace is one of the few surviving original buildings.

By Michael Wald The dirty little secret about Warsaw is that it is almost entirely fake. It’s not a secret actually. The fact is well publicized. It’s just that the tourist public doesn’t care. It looks fantastic, and tourists are apparently willing to go along with the ruse. Only Wilanow Palace, on the outskirts of town, is real. You can get an equally good idea about what Warsaw looks like by going to the Eastern Europe section of a Disney theme park. Of course, Warsaw has a larger collection of reconstructed façades. But, hey, it’s expensive to go overseas to see them. You might as well stay at home, except… Learning the history of Warsaw is best done on site. The monuments there tell a story that must not be forgotten. The residents of Warsaw demonstrated their resilience in reconstructing their city and are to be highly commended. Nearly the entire city of Warsaw was bombed into rubble by the Nazis during World War II. You have to commend the Poles … they took it upon themselves, without help from the Marshall

Plan (as they were behind the iron curtain) or any U.N. assistance or German reparations, to rebuild Warsaw. The reconstruction was so successful that UNESCO, the United Nations organization that declares mostly old places as important enough to be protected, put Warsaw on its list, the only recreated place with this honor. As you walk through the “old” city of Warsaw, a large area of public squares linked by narrow streets, it all looks incredibly authentic. Today, people still live in this area, driving their cars and shopping. The façades are only that. Inside the “old” buildings are all modern conveniences. In the old days each public square served a different purpose, one for the flower market, one for the pork market, one for the fish market, etc. Not so anymore. Today, the squares are filled with sidewalk cafes, public art exhibits, restaurants and pubs, souvenir shops and currency exchanges. What you should do, however, is take a guided tour of the area to learn the significance of what took place here. Nearby, the Jewish Quarter no longer exists in the slightest. Now it’s middle class

housing units and the accompanying necessary shops leave no trace of its former past. The Jewish Quarter today still attracts tourists to a fantastic museum, the POLIN museum, and monuments to the extermination of the Polish Jews, first forced to wear yellow Jewish stars to be identified, then forced to live in a small walled-in section of Warsaw (no longer in existence) known as the Jewish ghetto, then shipped off to concentration camps to be worked to death or killed, or killed in the ghetto itself by police for minor infractions. The story cannot be repeated enough so that it never happens again to any group. There are many fine museums in Warsaw that are well documented by tourist books. Many tourists flock to the reconstructed palace, a dominant feature of reconstructed “old” Warsaw. A little on the outskirts of Warsaw, however, is the sole example of an authentic thing in Warsaw, the Wilanow Palace and Gardens, the Versailles of Eastern Europe where the Nazi high command lived during its occupation of the city … the sole reason that it was not destroyed. Wilanow Palace is real. Descendants of the aristocratic


Uncovering the most elusive disease

By Ryann Gordon It’s been a rough week for many, as several well known figures left the world, including Burt Reynolds, Neil Simon and notable rap artist Mac Miller. While Miller’s death was said to be an overdose, the exact story behind it remains obscure. There were another few people, who some of you may or may not know, who attempted the most brutal act of all: ending their own lives. One of these people succeeded. I won’t mention names for the sake of these people and their families, but I would like to discuss suicide a bit deeper in an effort to learn about it and prevent it in the future. The most definite, bleak act that a man or woman can attempt, suicide is the final act of ending one's pain. I would like to address the pain that lingers inside suicidal people prior to such actions, the pain that follows for their friends and loved ones and the means by which we can help prevent this occurrence. September is Suicide Prevention Month, shedding light on the unspoken subject that is the tenth leading cause of death in our nation. Although these topics are not fun to discuss, it is facing such dark realities that enable us to make a change. So how, I must ask, do we combat that most concealed disease that lurks in many, even in some people that might not know? In order to dissect this issue, we must look back, not necessarily at a person’s life, but at depression and specifically the chemical imbalances that might be present inside a person's brain. While sometimes a string of bad events, such as losing a job, a family member, a marriage and consequently all hope, has the ability to push people over the edge, typically the act of suicide doesn’t occur from a spur-of-the-moment decision caused by not-so-permanent pain. It is oftentimes a much deeper issue, one that can seem permanent, but doesn’t have to be. The issue and prevalence of depression goes unseen by many. Although we are all aware of its presence in society, there’s no way of personally

understanding depression unless you’ve felt it yourself. However, many of us are aware of those in our lives who have struggled with depression at Ryann Gordon one time or another — don’t forget that this is a recurring disease. It can be managed and subdued inevitably if treated, but it can always rise again, so we must all keep that in mind. National Depression Screening Day is Thursday, Oct. 11, where anyone can test their own mental health at Encourage all your family and friends to test their health and talk about it afterwards. The most important part of preventing suicide is being a confidant who those suffering can trust. Be humble and open when people reach out to you with their problems and don’t shy away when they tell you something you don’t want to hear. Be a judgment-free resource and take action when you hear words of struggle. While it is crucial to keep an eye out for the pain in loved ones that may lead to suicide, I think that the pain that follows is also worth mentioning. There is a common feeling of guilt when someone close commits the act of ending their life, but to be the devil’s advocate, I must speak to this group of people. I know how it is to feel as if you’ve failed someone. I know that plaguing feeling of denial and shame that there was something you could have done to change the past. Do remember that there is a silver lining in that we can learn from such acts and use what we know to help those going through similar issues. And do know that if you had no idea or proper way of approaching the suicidal person, there may not have been anything to do. You cannot blame yourself. Turn that energy to fuel for the future and use their story to bring awareness to those in need. There are people who can still be helped for now; do what you can for them. In loving memory.

family that owned the palace before the war came to reclaim their property after Poland returned to capitalism following communism’s ban on private ownership of property. Today, they are caretakers of the palace, living on the second floor by special arrangement with the Polish government, which owns and maintains the estate and gardens. It should be a must-see of any Warsaw visit, but unfortunately, it is often skipped by tourists either

happy with reconstructions or not knowledgeable about the palace. It isn’t as easy to get to, but don’t make the mistake of missing it. It is the only real old thing to see in Warsaw. Michael Wald is a travel specialist with special expertise in Panama adventure travel. He blogs about travel and other musings at www. Follow him @ UntraveledPlace and see where he is off to next.


National Merit semi-finalists announced

Twenty-six Highland Park High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. It is the second-largest number of National Merit semifinalists in HPISD history, just one fewer than the all-time high of 27 students in the Class of 2017. More than 1.6 million juniors in approximately 22,000 high HPISD schools from across the country entered the program by taking the Preliminary SAT in fall of 2018, and only 16,000 of these students qualified as semifinalists. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of high school seniors. Semifinalists will continue in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's competition for 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. “The 26 students selected as National Merit Semifinalists at Highland Park this year is one of the highest number of students in school history,” HPHS Principal Walter Kelly said. “This group also represents a much higher percentage than national expectations for a student body. Yet what makes me most proud of these students, is that they have engaged in their schoolwork as well as our community in ways that are broad, diverse and profound. They embody the pursuit of excellence and commitment in so many areas of life, and I am in awe of what each one of them can accomplish moving forward.” Highland Park High School's National Merit semifinalists are: Jackson C. Alessio Peter B. Davies Catherine L. Geilich Kenan Gursel Jeffery Jehng Justin Liang Eric A. Martin James J. McGinley Halley C. Ray Sameed Sayeed Marisa A. Tiscareno Jack N. Wheeler Michael W. Zhan

Man Hang Feng Benjamin N. Genender Matthew L. Healy Enayat P. Kapadia Lily K. Marchetto Luke F. Martin Deven D. Parmar Katherine G. Reenan Calder C. Sinak Henry H. Wang Angela X. Wu Raymond Zou Jerry T. Chen

Nationally, approximately 15,000 of the semifinalists are expected to advance to become finalists, and it is from this group that National Merit Scholarship winners will be chosen. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Three types of Merit Scholarship awards will be offered in the spring of 2019. Every finalist will compete for one of the $2,500 National Merit scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. In addition, approximately 230 corporations and business organizations will underwrite 1,000 scholarships for finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor's employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. Also, about 180 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,000 Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who will attend the sponsoring institutions. The National Merit Corporation will announce scholarship winners for 2019 in four news releases, beginning in April and concluding in July. – HPISD



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