Preston Hollow People October 2022

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Sophia and Salma Salvaggio turned COVID-19 shutdown stress into a reason to research, write, and publish a book to help other children.

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3. COMMUNITY: Lyda Hill to Join Dolly Parton, Others Among Philanthropy Medal Recipients

Jon Alexis, owner of Preston Hol low staple TJ’s Seafood, announced he will open Escondido Tex-Mex Patio sometime this winter.



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1. REAL ESTATE: Seritage Plans to Sell Valley View Project Site

More than three years after hosting a kickoff for the start of a mixeduse development project there, one of the largest owners at the former Valley View Mall site is selling the property.

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2. NEWS: Temporary Fire Station 41 Now Open to Serve Preston Hollow

Local philanthropist and business leader Lyda Hill is among the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy honorees.

Now that school and football season are back in session, visit our website to stay up to date with game cov erage, photo galleries, and season previews.

4. SPORTS: 2022 Football Season Kicks Off

5. BUSINESS: Preston Hollow’s Getting a ‘Hidden’ Tex-Mex Restaurant

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Andrew Espinoza, director/chief build ing official for the city, confirmed that a per mit request was not submitted initially nor was there any record of a city-issued permit at the time of their initial investigation into the Kips Bay Decorator Show House event in early August. After a city-issued, “stop work order” sign notified the homeowners to halt construction, they submitted a permit

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from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House have not com mented, beyond a notice on the website:

Nazira Handal, director of special events and corporate partnerships, said on Sept. 7 that “right now, we’re not talking to press.”Those who already purchased tickets for $40 will have theirs honored to visit the property Sept. 25 during a designated time slot. If this doesn’t work, ticket hold ers are urged to contact events@kipsbay. org to request a refund or make their tick et purchase a donation. For Sept. 23 and 24, tickets are on sale now for $125 per person, and opening day tickets for Sept. 22 remain on sale for $300 each.

This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House is located at 9250 Meadowbrook Drive. (PHOTOS: MARIA LAWSON)

With thousands of visitors expected in the neighborhood at the Kips Bay show house daily for more than four weeks, strong partnership and alignment with both the neighborhood and the city would have been Lelandcrucial.Burk


The Kips Bay Decorator Show House fundraiser was started 48 years ago in Manhattan to celebrate the art of interior design by turning a luxury home into an exhibition of furnishings, art, and technology.

“The entire Kips Bay team values and ap preciates the amount of time, energy, and work that’s been put into the show house and looks forward to giving the commu nity a chance to partake in the beauty and talent from these amazing designers.”

KIPS BAY HOUSE SHORTENED, BUT NOT CANCELED Zoning, permitting problems limit decorator event to 4 days

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The event’s website attributes this change to “unforeseen circumstances,” but neighbors call it a permitting and zoning issue, including Leland Burk, president of the Inwood Northwest Homeowners Association.



his year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House will last four days instead of the traditional and originally planned one-month run.

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and were granted one within a day since it is a simple remodel.

The permit didn’t solve the special event permission side of it, though. Espi noza said Aug. 22 that “based on the latest information, a special show house event at this location is not supported by the cur rent zoning (land use). The Development Services Department does not issue spe cial events Neighborspermits.”contacted Dallas City Councilwoman Gay Donnell Willis soon after the 2022 show house location was announced because the 2021 house ex perienced a high volume of traffic along with street blockages. Preston Hollow resident Steven Woles said it was “im possible for traffic, including emergency vehicles, to pass.”

This year, attendees must park in the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church parking lot and then walk to the property for the

timeframe for this year’s event.”

“With thousands of visitors expected in the neighborhood at the Kips Bay show house daily for more than four weeks, strong partnership and alignment with both the neighborhood and the city would have been crucial,” Burk said.

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Aug. 26

A dog bit a man before 7:34 p.m. in the 6400 block of Northaven Road

A Chevy driver broke into a man’s car parked outside The Douglas before 6:56 p.m. Aug. 28

Crime Reports Aug. 8 - Sept. 4

A man was given a criminal trespass warning but lied to police about his name and date of birth at NorthPark Center be fore 10:01 a.m.


A woman’s vehicle was stolen before 6:12 p.m. from a parking lot in the 5900 block of Berkshire Lane Aug. 23. Just under four hours later, another stolen vehicle was responded to in the 6000 block of Berkshire Lane. The Dallas Police Department said there is no indication the two incidents are related

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Multiple robbers punched and kicked a man in a home and then stole stuff be fore 3:25 p.m. in the 6600 block of Stefani Drive Sept. 2

A package pilferer stole a delivery from a man’s porch in the 5500 block of West Am herst Avenue before 9:39 a.m.

A thief stole a woman’s front chrome grill off her car before 7:26 p.m. in the park ing lot of CVS in the Preston Center

Before 10:36 a.m., an intoxicated shop per got a criminal trespass warning at NorthPark Center

Aug. 11

Before 4:28 p.m., a firearm was dis charged toward a moving vehicle in the 3700 block of West Northwest Highway Aug. 29

A man’s catalytic converter was stolen at NorthPark Center before 7:43 p.m.

A woman’s gun was stolen before 4:16 p.m. in the 6400 block of Orchid Lane

A woman was harassed by an unknown heckler at a home in the 4500 block of Glenwick Lane before 2:04 a.m.

Located before 10:04 p.m.: an abandoned vehicle in the 5300 block of Royal Lane

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Aug. 15

A criminal trespass warning was issued to someone committing a lewd act before 7:29 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Communi ty School

A jerk took a man’s bike before 12:43 p.m. in the 6800 block of Desco Drive

A vehicle thief was spotted by Dallas po lice driving a stolen truck before 7:34 p.m. in the 5400 block of West Lovers Lane When the driver saw the police, they took off on foot.

Aug. 21

A robber displayed firearms at a wom an then took property from her before 3:36 p.m. at NorthPark Center

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Before 1:18 a.m., the back door window of a woman’s home was broken in the 5800 block of Walnut Hill Lane

Three men joined forces to steal a man’s property from his car outside a home in the 12000 block of Whitman Lane before 4:01 p.m.

Aug. 31

A trespasser was inside a man’s house with out consent in the 9100 block of Valley Chap el Lane before 10:40 p.m. Aug. 30. They also had marijuana and a clear glass pipe common ly used for smoking narcotics on them.

An obnoxious driver pointed a handgun at a woman as they drove next to each oth er before 9:02 a.m. in the 7900 block of In wood Road Sept. 3

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Reported before 2:50 p.m.: property was stolen from a man’s box truck in the 9300 block of Sunnybrook Lane Sept. 1

At an undisclosed time, a burglar broke

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A reckless driver hit a tree in the 9100 block of Hillcrest Drive and fled the scene before 2:23 a.m.

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into CubeSmart Self Storage and sever al storage units in the 6800 block of W. Northwest Highway Sept. 4

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A woman caused a disturbance at the NorthPark Center AMC box office. When she left, she called the theater repeatedly, even tually making the threat that she would “stomp the manager’s face in,” before 1:22 p.m.

Reported before 3:15 p.m.: a hit and run in the 5700 block of West Lovers Lane

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The cars were scheduled for auction in September at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas to be conduct ed by AccordingMecum. to those close to him, But ler’s collection was his pride and joy, one of the things he loved most. He entrusted numerous talented individuals to help care for and ensure that his magnificent acqui sitions were ready for his enjoyment. Con sidered a humble and private man, Butler was uninterested in flaunting his vehicles – his love and appreciation for the histor ic cars was the sole reason his collection

existed.“You can’t take it (the entire collection) in until you see it in person,” Garcia said. “We are just excited to host it and be a part of it.”

Butler’s collection included rare automo biles, custom hot rods by master builder Jerry Kugel, vintage Woodies, legendary cars made

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Butler, who died in 2021, found success ranching in Paraguay and, over the years, amassed a beloved collection of nearly 230 cars — largely old Fords — with his favorite being the years of 1933 and 1934, particu larly three-window coupes.

Just the sheer slice of time this collection spans is Kalebimpressive.Garcia



small Texas town of 600 people called Leakey.

“When the idea of hosting these first came to me conceptually, I said, ‘Yes, this going to be great,’” Garcia said. “But then I realized there are more than 200 cars in this collection. Just the sheer slice of time this collection spans is impressive.”

The “Miles of Motors” display at Planet Lincoln Dallas Love Field, including a VIP “Classic Car Soiree” on Sept. 1, served as a fundraiser for the Mark Cuban Suit Up Experience. (PHOTOS: CHRIS MCGATHEY AND COURTESY OF PLANET LINCOLN DALLAS LOVE FIELD)

The cars themselves range from whol ly restored, in the process of restoration, to those in their original forms — exactly how Butler purchased them.

By Chris McGathey Special Contributor

massive collection of classic cars spanning decades made a brief but impressive appearance at Planet Lincoln Dallas Love Field before heading to auction.Planet Lincoln part nered with Texas Collector Car Storage and Club and Mecum Auto Auctions to show off what they dubbed “Miles of Motors.”

by Graham-Paige and Marmon, plus Mus tangs, Thunderbirds, and early models from Chrysler, Buick, and Cadillac.

Dallas dealership showcases rare private collection of classic Fords

The vehicles, once owned by the late collec tor and fellow Texan Rhett Butler, included the world’s largest private collection of Fords with mod els from the 1920s through the decades, from Lincoln Zephyrs to Ford Roadsters.

“I think his plan was to restore all of them back to their original state, and most of them are,” Noe said. “They really are works of Planetart.”Lincoln Dallas Love Field Manag ing Partner Kaleb Garcia said the true beauty of the collection must be seen in person.

“Believe it or not, he purchased a majori ty of the vehicles in his collection from private sellers,” said Texas Col lector Car and Storage and Club owner Tim Noe, who was on hand in late August to give guests the background on each vehicle.

Luckily, Planet Lincoln has a multilevel parking garage. Most of the cars were dis played there. Three of the more immaculate vehicles were on display in the showroom.

Butler kept these vehicles in storage in a


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As a woman past her “sell by date,” I had to return it. Right? How could I ignore the social con ventions assigned to women of a “certain age”? You know, the im plicit North Dallas “No Nos” like no dresses more than two inches above the knee, no locks longer than my neck, and no shorts above myOverthighs.the years, I’ve heeded other fashion customs forbidding white shoes after Labor Day or before Memorial Day. But those rules apply to everyone.

No, my legs are not as svelte as they once were, and my cleavage is not as close to my ears as it was in the ‘80s, but I liked the way I looked.

At that moment, I felt singled out as a woman and because I’m old enough to have had a crush on Greg from The Brady Bunch.

On Tom Ford’s life, I swore from the black bootie section of my closet that going forward, when it comes to clothing, I am firmlyForpro-choice.dinnerout that evening in mid-September, I straightened my hair to hang past my shoulders (until the humidity got the best of it), strapped on a pair of white Jim my Choo sandals, and swept off in my new short and sassy dress. And, when I went to bed, I said a prayer to St. Bernard.

If my husband doesn’t feel pres sure to change his wardrobe as he ages, then why should I? My attire desires ignited my inner Muham mad Ali. I was suddenly fashion “woke.”Iwent through my closet. I pulled my “youngest clothes” and began trying them on. Other than a few pieces that were too snug — thank you, Father Time — the young clothes looked pretty good on this old woman.

chase put me at a crossroads. While standing at home in front of my full-length mirror, I imme diately noticed the new fit and flare was shorter than it looked when I slipped it on at the Lovers and Inwood boutique.

Michele Valdez, a slightly com pulsive, mildly angry feminist, hasbeen attorney, and volunteer, has four demanding adult children and a pa tient husband.

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• 200,000 Indian Americans live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Arun Agarwal loved seeing Dallas skyline shine in homeland’s flag’s colors

• 26% of U.S.-born Indian Americans performed community

Lately, IACEO has been high lighting a study done in partnership with the University of Texas at Dal las that demonstrates the impact of the Indian American community.

• Almost one-in-three Indian Americans work in STEM (sci ence, technology, engineering, mathematics).•IndianAmericans are twice as likely as other racial groups to work in management.

The mis sion of the IACEO is to “facilitate do mestic and global allianc es, elevate nomicandcommunitythedriveecopros

and supports civic and nonprofit work in the U.S. and“MakeIndia. a change more civical ly engaged than politically,” he said. “Liking or not liking doesn’t help. Get involved in local communities and start with a small change. Take that initiative, and who knows what the connectivity will bring.”

The Dallas skyline sported the colors of India’s flag on Aug. 15 to commemorate India’s 75th Independence Day. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson presents Arun Agarwal with a city proclamation. It declares, in part, that “Indians living in Dallas have played a significant role in the educational, cultural, economic, and civic development of our community through sharing their rich cultural heritage and through their dedication to the responsibilities of good citizenship.” (PHOTOS: VLADIMIR MEYMAN)

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Preston Hollow resident Arun Agarwal has advice for other Indian Americans: “Get involved.”

Get involved in local communities and start with a small change. Arun Agarwal

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Indian American Business Leader Touts Civic Connections

on IACEO as the past two Indian independence days. He said, “We got to light up the AT&T HQ, Bank of America Plaza, the Hunt Building, the Omni Hotel, and Reunion Tower downtown with the colors of the Indian flag.”

Sisters International, and MD An derson Board of Visitors.

Agarwal co-founded IACEO with Sanjiv Yajnik of Capital One because it “aligned [with his] inter ests in economic development and civic involvement.”

perity for the nation.”

Agarwal, CEO of multimil CouncilicanIndianco-chairsandcottoninterestswithnesstextilelion-dollarbusiNexttbusinessintradingrealestate,theAmerCEO(IACEO)

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service in 2020.

Tourism to market Texas, domesti cally and globally, as the best state for business and, in 2018, funded Abbott’s nine-day trade mission to India.Agarwal identified the most re warding experience during his time

In August of this year, Gov. Greg Abbott announced the ap pointment of Agarwal as vice chairman of the Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. The corporation works with the Governor’s Of fice of Economic Development &

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“We apologize that we cannot share with all, but please know that we do want to en sure that the campus continues to add to the beauty of the neighborhood,” Florie said. “We do appreciate your understanding and hope that you continue to support us as a whole.”Preston

Renovations to the Hillcrest High School track at 9924 Hillcrest Road finished in early 2022. (PHOTOS: MARIA LAWSON)

Hillcrest High School administrators, coaches, and parents made this decision af ter months of discussion.

“I’d like for the school district to consid er that new track and field to be a commu nity asset accessible to all,” Kelly said. “It’s not just for the benefit of the adults but for kids, many underprivileged kids who live in the apartments close to Central Expressway. They had been able to play soccer in the eve nings and weekends until the track and field was closed.”

Some neighbors upset at getting locked out of a ‘community asset’

Hillcrest Track Closed to the Public | October 2022 15 Carol Ann Zelley 214.668.0503 |

Hollow neighbors, such as Rob ert Kelly, have used the track at Hillcrest for years and are dis appointed they now must travel to Univer sity Park or Richard son to access one.

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“I’ve lived here over 20 years and, during that time, have paid well over $100,000 in school taxes,” Kel ly said. “Others, no doubt, with larger properties have paid even higher amounts in school taxes as well as having donated monies to the original con struction of the track.”

“[The track] is locked during the day be cause we have several student groups and teams who use [it], and their safety must be considered,” Florie said. “Between the safety of our students and the upkeep of the field, we can no longer leave the track and field accessible to all.”

Hillcrest principal Terrence Florie said school leaders made the decision with cam pus preservation and school safety in mind after renovations took place through mid-tolate“The2021.reason we can no longer just leave the gates open for any considerable amount of time is because it cannot be monitored,” Florie said. “The trans formation of the field is quite remarkable, and we are confident it would not look that way for long if we just left it Florieunmonitored.”compared this closure to the ap proach taken in the gym, front office, or classrooms. They are all locked and secured when not in use by faculty, staff, or students.

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Robert Kelly

Kelly’s diabetes necessitates regular exer cise, and he estimated about 100 others reg ularly used the track.

I’d like for the school district to consider that new track and field to be a community asset accessible to all.

The Hillcrest High School track is no longer open for use by neighbors.

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“We are happy to bring what is a very established lifelong learning program over to a new group of residents who are ready and open for it,” said OLLI’s senior director Stephanie Reinke.

“Look at me for a few more,” Sanders said. “That’s good.”

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Participation was slow at the begin ning, but the educational talks and activities soon grew in popularity, she said. “Word of mouth got a hold of it, and people got excit ed about it.”

Michelle Wingfield, executive director of Juniper Village, said Juniper University helps residents to continue growing as individuals

Kate Marshall, the memory programs coordinator at Belmont, served as a military police officer and later in the reserves. Marshall can connect with residents about their time in the military, adding that she always introduces herself to new residents who are veterans.

Filmmaker Miles Hargrove talks to residents at The Preston of the Park Cities in 2021 about his first documentary, MiracleFishing.(PHOTO: COURTESY THE PRESTON OF THE PARK CITIES) Classes from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Texas cover a wide range of topics including playing the organ. (PHOTO: COURTESY OLLI AT UNT)

For the project, Sanders also photographs Belmont staff mem bers who are veterans. Will said this “creates a certain unique camarade rie between those team members who served in the military and res idents who served in the military.”

“Programs that focus on enhancing the mind, body, and spirit are not unusual in senior living communities,” Ke’o Velasquez said. The former executive director of The Preston of the Park Cities recently left to join Forefront Living.

Thomas Sanders photographs Howard Greenlee. (PHOTO: CAROLINE NEAL)

CC Young residents and others in Dallas can take a variety of courses, including “Rise and Fall of the Republic of Texas,” “Opera Basics: Its Components,” and “Works of Toni Morrison,” without the stress of home work, tests, grades, or the pursuit of a degree.

Patricia Will, founder and CEO of Belmont Village, said this project was started to highlight the impor tance of veterans and their stories.

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Marshall believes this project allows people to “understand the sacrifices that they and their fam ilies

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learning, and they become great friends doingOtherit.” communities have developed edu cational and enrichment programs. Juniper Village at Preston Hollow has Juniper Uni versity, and The Preston of the Park Cities, a Watermark Retirement Communities-man aged property, has Watermark University.

Everleigh Forestwood is focusing on physical wellbeing. In addition to art and cooking classes, group therapy, and talks about the aging brain, Everleigh puts on daily fitness classes, including Zumba, aqua cardio, and LifestyleSilverSneakers.CoordinatorKailee Dougherty said these classes foster “a sense of commu nity.” For Dougherty, lifelong learning cre ates the opportunity to try different activ ities.“Even if they’re not learning something educational per se,” Dougherty said, “they’re still learning something or doing something different, which I think is actually really healthy for an older person to not be stuck in the same habits every single day.”

In addition to the photographs, Belmont includes descriptions of the veterans’ experiences.

production, he replaces the white backdrop with “images from their warIfexperience.”theveterans have photos of themselves from their service, he’ll

conversation,” Grimes said.

Sanders, whose grandfather is a World War II veteran, starts by photographing the veterans against a white background. Then, in post

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To reduce cognitive decline and increase social engagement amongst their residents, such Dallas retirement communities as CC Young, Juniper Village at Preston Hollow, The Preston of the Park Cities, and Ever leigh Forestwood prioritize lifelong learn ing.CC Young and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of North Texas recently entered a three-year partnership and began offering OLLI class es at CC Young.

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“As you move forward in time, the nature of the experiences is different,” Will said, “and we want to be sure that we don’t lose the stories that go with these incred ibleLorenaimages.”Grimes, director of com munications, interviews the veter ans. She first asks what branch of service they were in and the highest rank they received. She then asks them to tell their story “however they want to share it with me.”

superimpose one into the back ground.“My goal is just to capture as much personality as I can,” Sand ers said.

Sanders, photographer and au thor of The Last Good War: The Fac es and Voices of World War II, travels to Belmont Village Senior Living communities taking pictures of vet erans –– both residents and staff members –– for Belmont’s Amer ican Heroes Portraits of Service project.Begun in 2008, the project orig inally focused on World War II veterans. Today, the project also includes those who served in the Vietnam War and the Korean War.

“It’s kind of like a second family you become with the OLLI members,” Rein ke said. “You have that shared passion for

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You have that shared passion for learning, and they become great friends doing it.

hildren in Texas are not the only ones taking new classes this fall. Their grandparents and great-grandparents are joining in the fun.

“One of the things that we all realize as a society now is that we ought to be spending every part of everyday honoring the men and women who serve us so selflessly in the armed forces,” Will said, “and we also need to be capturing the stories of their service.”

Jennifer Griffin, vice president of en gagement at CC Young, said the courses will foster “interest” and “mental and emotional stimulation.”Reinkehopes the courses inspire resi dents to learn, form connections, and discuss common interests.

Recognizingmade.” that some veter ans may not have told their story in the past, Sanders sees this proj ect as an opportunity to “preserve history.”“It’simportant to honor them and interview them and give them the opportunity to tell their story,” Sanders said.

with classes ranging from house plant basics to senior fraud to UV safety.

Howard Greenlee, a Navy vet eran who joined in 1954 and now lives at Belmont Village Senior Living Turtle Creek, stood in front of the white sheet as Thomas Sand ers takes his picture.

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involved with the organization through his friendship with the Kolb family. He admires the orga nization for not only helping pa tients but their caregivers as well.

Initially, the Kolbs had no plans to continue with the events. Still, now the organiza tion travels to various memo ry care facilities throughout the area, organizes family photo ses sions, and even publishes its de mentia-friendly magazine.

“Eric’s main thrust was not to cure Alzheimer’s but to help the people who take care of those with Alzheimer’s have some re lief and some method of dealing with their stress,” Ponder said.

“Eighty percent of people with dementia are not living in facilities; they’re with somebody at home,” Kolb said. “This AFA grant will help us reach those people.”

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The first Songs & Smiles event occurred at a birthday par ty for Trish in 2017.

featuring familiar songs such as Take Me Out to the Ball Game and You Are My Sunshine Eric, who has been singing since he was a child and used to sing the National Anthem at Texas Rangers games, broadcasts the words on a screen for resi dents and visitors to join in the singing.“Putting the lyrics up adds an extra layer of connection,” Eric said. “It gives everyone a deeper

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“It was really hard for Sher yl to visit her mom or to have a normal conversation,” Eric said. “But if there was music playing or someone singing, it became an easy visit. We want other families to have easy visits too.”

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the pandemic prompted a pivot to video.By2021, the show was live again, and Yu invited Edgemere team members to perform, too.

“I’d hear popular songs on the radio, and I’d tell friends to sing parts, and if they followed my commands, they got candy,” the amateur talent scout recalled.

Yu said that although she is getting older by the minute, the show must go on. “I thought, ‘I’m 80; I’m too old to do this,’ but I really cannot stop myself.”

The first year was a rollick ing success, and Yu was happi ly planning the 2020 show when

When people seemed un sure about their talents being stage-worthy, Yu rebutted, “Don’t worry about it. Since we don’t charge people, they can’t ask for their money back.”

With the 2022 show in the books, Yu has begun brain storming and scouting talent for nextWhenyear. residents or staff mem bers cross Yu’s path, she imagines them in her next production.

“I’m going to ask him to be in the show,” she said, leaning for ward in a conspiratorial whisper, as a potential cast member walked by during an interview this sum mer. “I thought he could sing Tra dition from Fiddler on the Roof.”

“When I came here, every Tuesday, we had a program, may be a lecturer or an outside per former,” Yu said. “I thought, ‘This is very passive. Why don’t we just start a show by the residents for theSheresidents?’”developed an Edgemere Follies variety show and recruit ed participants by approaching co-members of Edgemere Choir and posting a casting call sheet on the community bulletin board.

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She branched into stage di rection, tweaked the the Chinese translation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and asked her grammar school classmates to read her rewrites.

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“Music gets to their core,” Rosenzweig explained. “It helps them move. People who can’t complete a sentence can sing every word to a song.”

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“My mom lived a very full life,” Rosenz weig said. “She was one of the smartest people I have ever known, but we did not know what was needed to keep her from declining.”Ann’sdiscoveries for her mother led her to form a Caregiver’s Day Out at Westmin ster Presbyterian Church.

“It brings me a lot of joy to work with these individuals,” she said. “The volunteers who are a part of this program also find it to be a great joy. I am grateful to Westminster Presbyterian Church for what they are doing providing this outreach to the community.”


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“When I was 12 years old, I lost 25% of my body weight in six months,” she said. “It turns out I was lactose intolerant. And my family’s diet (heavy in cheese and milk prod ucts) was not working for my body.”

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She came away feeling grati tude for and connection to those around her and founded Afloat to bottle this connection and share it with members of her commu nity through their dark times and “sparkly times.”

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product to build.”

“We started by looking at furniture flip ping, so we purchased furniture on Face book marketplace that we would then clean and repair,” Pennell said. “While that was lucrative, one of the things that we noticed is that it wasn’t actually doing anything to reduce furniture waste.”

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started a waiting list for retailers to get on while we’re building out the product,” Preston said.

the Dallas Furniture Bank. CouchCycled also donates pieces they can’t resell that are still in usable“Wecondition.don’tdoany reupholstery or anything because that’s really going to directly impact the ability to keep the furniture affordable, and so what we usually do with those items that still have a good amount of life left –those are the ones that we’ll clean and repair and resell,” co-owner Roman Pennell said. “Other items, like maybe a floral coach that’s 20 years old, still very sturdy – we may not be able to resell that, but it still has a good amount of life left. That’s something that we know families in need can still benefit from.”

In the future, Pennell said he hopes to increase their online marketplace, provide a physical space where people can browse their items (their warehouse in Plano is primari ly used for storage), and expand further into furniture consignment.

Sarah-Allen Preston splits her time between Dallas and Kansas City to run Afloat, a mobile app that connects users with local busi nesses for gifting on demand.

When ordering on Afloat, cus tomers start by opening the app and choosing whether they want to shop in Dallas or Kansas City. With Dallas being the location of Preston’s alma mater, SMU, and Kansas City being where her sons live, it made sense for her to pursue it in both places.

Pennell and fellow co-owner Andrew Muniz, who have backgrounds in software sales, came up with the concept last summer.

“Through both of those experi ences, I really realized how import ant connection, in the supportive aspect of the word, is,” Preston said.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates about 9 million tons of furniture get tossed each year – or about 5% of everything brought to landfills.

The items they were buying would have been purchased and used by someone else, he explained. Getting furniture that would have gone to a landfill took pivoting to a new business model.

Pennell said the ability to help reduce fur niture waste and give back to their community was their motivation for using their sales expe rience in a new way with CouchCycled.

Afloat has grown into a team of 10 employees, most of whom work in Dallas, where the company is

Sarah-Allen Preston’s Afloat app helps users find and arrange delivery of locally sourced gifts in Dallas and Kansas City. (PHOTOS: COURTESY SARAH-ALLEN PRESTON)

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“We want to make sure that we are really becoming a trusted source for used furniture in the area,” he said.

headquartered. Afloat’s Dallas city lead, Sarah Oliver, was friends with Preston in college and got on board with the brand in its early stages. “Initially, [Oliver] went around to the stores and explained the products and the process and got some fantastic ones on, and then once we went live, we actually through word of mouth just had an influx of requests that we now

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“I wanted to be able to make that outreach and that action of sending the gift much easier for people, and much more enjoy able,” Preston said. “Bringing in the local businesses obviously feels great, so it’s been a really fun

Afloat isn’t stopping here. Pres ton aims to continue to improve the company’s e-commerce expe rience while growing with retail partners to build the best gifting experiences on both sides of the marketplace. Once the compa ny nails that, she plans to expand throughout Texas and eventually outside markets.

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of gifts from local businesses that sell baked goods, flowers, gift box es, Pilates classes, clothing, and oth er items and services to fit about any price range. Once the gift is selected and paid for, a contracted Alto driv er obtains the gift from the business and brings it directly to the recipient.

The idea for Afloat came after one of her sons needed an openheart surgery at birth, and she split with her husband just a year lat er. She was an event planner who understood the importance of cel ebrating relationships and connec tions, but after encountering this adversity, she understood it on a more personal level.


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Dick Massimilian, a leadership coach from Highland Park, insists anyone“Leadingcan. effective meetings isn’t complicated,” he said. “It simply re quires a willingness to value other people’s time as you do your own and to invest time in treating peo ple’s presence and attention as a gift, not as an Massimilianentitlement.”provides more spe cifics in his books, including How to Lead an Effective Meeting (and get the results you want), and, co-au thored with vascular surgeon Dr. Ron Blumoff, a Doctor’s Edition of the same

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“It gave me a lot of con fidence going into this year, knowing that I could play at that high of a level,” said Mus so, who has even lined up in the defensive secondary this year.

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An injury cut short that appearance, but the national program has called her into training several times since. However, the

“Jake was a big part of our team and really turned it on in the playoffs. He ended the sea son really well and picked up where he left off,” Hickman said. “He’s not looking at stats. He’s just looking to win theMusso’sgame.” rapport with new Jesuit starting quarterback Charlie Schmidt dates to when they were teammates as fresh men. Musso played quarter back in middle school before transitioning to receiver for the Rangers.“I’mglad I switched,” Musso said. “Getting together in the off seasons and summers throwing a lot with just us two developed chemistry. He trusts me, and I trust him.”

yards during a 69-36 win.

Martinez, a center midfielder, is train ing to make the final roster for the Mexi can team in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which starts on Oct. 11 in India.

The past three years spent in the Mexi can national program have given the former Parish Episcopal student an enhanced per spective on and off the field.

On a Jesuit Dallas roster that lost most of its top skill players to graduation, the name Jake Musso stands

or Jade Martinez, playing soccer on an international stage is about more than individual achievement.


“I was missing a lot, and it was going to be too much for me to catch up,” she said about the decision. “At first, it was kind of difficult because it was so different. Now I have my computer with me 24/7 to do my schoolwork.”Sincejoining the Mexican program, the

“He can do a lot of different things for us. We have him all over the field,” said Jesuit head coach Brandon Hickman. “He’s a tough player who has good hands and runs good routes.”


Musso showcased his quick ness and big-play ability against Arlington last season in the bi-district round of the Class 6A Division II playoffs. He ran for touchdowns of 66 and 58 yards and later caught a 50-yard scor ing pass, tallying 234 all-purpose

Parish as a sophomore in late 2021 to enroll in a homeschool pro gram, although she hasn’t ruled out rejoin ing her classmates before she graduates.

Versatile WR Musso Plays Vital Role on Field and Sidelines Jesuit senior gained confidence after playoff performance last year


The Dallas native was playing for her fa ther, Juan, on the Dallas Kicks youth club team when a Mexico scout encouraged Jade to pursue dual citizenship so she could try out for the national program.

extensive workout schedule and the trav el back and forth to Mexico City caused an academicMartinezstrain.left


If chosen for the World Cup roster, Mar tinez would travel with her teammates to Europe in early October for some friendly games before heading to India.

Musso’s versatility proved valuable for Jesuit last season. He caught two touchdown passes and had four rushing scores. He even threw a touchdown pass and was Jesuit’s leading kickoff returner.

We have him all over the HickmanBrandonfield.

After completing that process, Jade made her debut in a Mexico jersey in 2019, play ing at the under-15 level at the Dallas Inter national Girls Cup.

“Going to the World Cup would be a big accomplishment,” she said. “It will pre pare me for what’s to come next in college or even after college. It also means a lot to me outside of soccer.”


Jesuit senior Jake Musso is a top receiving threat who also contributes on defense and special teams. (PHOTO: ROB GRAHAM)

“Representing Mexico is something that I value a lot,” Martinez said. “Putting on the jer sey has motivated me to practice my Spanish and learn more about their culture, and also to get closer to my dad’s side of the family.”

has taken a more prominent role as arguably the most experienced and more pro ductive returning offensive player for the CatchingRangers.passes and scoring touchdowns is his comfort zone. But the leadership responsibil ities that come along with the added attention? Not so much.

Midfielder is training to secure a roster spot for the U-17 World Cup

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highlight for Martinez was a tour of exhi bition games in Spain, Italy, and the Czech

a blessing. I’m very grateful for the opportunity,” said Martinez, who has verbally committed to play college soccer at Baylor. “I never believed I would be able to travel to places like that. I’ve made so many friendships.”Morerecently, she played in a World Cup pre-qualifying tournament in the Do minican Republic that included matchups against the United States, Puerto Rico, Nic aragua, and others.

“I’m more on the quiet side, but being a captain has helped me speak up,” Musso said. “I try to give them a speech or two before

the games. I’ve never done that before. Hyping them up before games is something I enjoy now.”

A year ago, Musso averaged 11 yards on his 40 receptions. But he’s become more of a deep threat early this season, with 16 catches for 237 yards during non district play.

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Jade Martinez has been training in Mexico for a spot in the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India. (COURTESY PHOTO)

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Before his time in Dallas ISD, Meak er served as assistant principal, teacher, and coach for schools in Princeton, McKinney, and Weatherford ISDs. He came to Dallas ISD because he wanted to “get involved with more of the inner-city students and help our students who need more role models, need more support, and just need better people to care about them.”


We try to teach them and encourage them that all students can be leaders, we just lead in different ways, whether that’s vocal, or that’s leading by example, or that’s leading in art.

Now in a new school year, Meaker plans to lead the campus of 11 age groups and about 400 students by focusing on safety, integrating into the new campus, and encouraging success both inside and out of the classroom, specifi cally through leadership-specific teaching.

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Meaker comes from Woodrow Wilson High School, where he served as assistant principal for three years. On that campus, the involved parent base is similar to the one at Walnut Hill, Meaker said, equipping him to interact with families in a similar way. He also supported a new wing of Woodrow Wilson’s building that involved helping teachers and students navigate the move to a new space, which will translate when the new Walnut Hill campus opens in January.

“My passion for education really start ed as a student,” Meaker said. “I loved ex tracurriculars. I went to a small school,

teach, so they can be better in the classroom to better support our students,” Meaker said.

Dr. Philip Meaker joined the Walnut Hill team July 18 as principal.


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The classes at Walnut Hill are smaller than other campuses so teachers can have a closer connection with teachers, Meaker said. In addition to general education, the campus has enrichment systems such as a gifted and

similar to Walnut Hill.”

MEET WALNUT HILL ACADEMY’S NEW PRINCIPAL Meaker prioritizes safety, enrichment, smooth transition to new site

Since the October 2019 tornado that demolished the previous campus, Walnut Hill has been housed at the old Tom Field Elementary campus, but the new building will be located next to Thomas Jefferson High“MovingSchool. and transitioning back into the neighborhood is going to be very ex citing because we’ll be closer to the chil dren’s homes, we’ll be closer to the feeder schools that we connect with, but also get ting a new building with new technology, new books, new furniture, and a state-ofthe-art middle school competition gym as well as an elementary gym.”

His relationships with sponsors made him want to give back while he was a student. So, he became a coach. He spent five years teaching and coaching, then switched to ed ucational leadership at Shirley Hall Middle School as assistant principal in 2018.

“[I] changed to the administrative side be cause I thought I could make more of a dif ference at a higher level by also supporting and helping grow other adults in how they

“We try to teach them and encourage them that all students can be leaders, we just lead in different ways, whether that’s vocal, or that’s leading by example, or that’s leading in art [...], so every person has a form of leader ship that they do,” he said.


Construction continues this fall on new facilities for Walnut Hill International Leadership Academy, but new principal Dr. Philip Meaker anticipates the school moving into them early next year.

With ScholarShot, Hooper hopes to change the standards.

with credits, they’re in much bet ter Hoopershape.” said that in today’s skill-forward job market, the pres tige of the Ivy League is waning.

With data on its side and Hooper at the helm, ScholarShot approaches higher learning from a practical standpoint, emphasiz ing skills, knowledge, and perfor mance over the prestige of attend ing a pricy university.


After President Biden an nounced an unprecedented plan to reduce student debt, the issue of overwhelming college costs again made its way into the na tionalWhiledialogue.many believe the pro posed debt relief plan will help students who struggle to make payments, others contend it will contribute to a trend of egregious fiscal oversight within the higher education system.

For years, Dan Hooper, a data strategist from Highland Park, has studied this issue while advocating for students and proposed a “smart er way” to help them achieve their academic goals.

More than 98% of the Schol arShot students are first-genera tion Americans. The program has helped 182 students earn a degree with an average debt per degree less than $1,500. In a state where the average debt for a university degree is over $45,000, this is an incredible accomplishment, Hooper said.

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Dan Hooper, founder of ScholarShot, and ScholarShot students celebrate graduation with financial freedom in front of the ScholarShot office. (PHOTOS: COURTESY SCHOLARSHOT)

The myth that you must spend a ton of money to be successful is eroding, and passing that pres sure onto future generations is a huge failure on the part of high schools, he said.

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“The fact of the matter is that over half of the kids in universities drop out,” he said. “In Texas, nine out of 10 kids from first-genera tion, low-income households drop out, and they’re the kids that need at least some post-secondary edu cation the most, but we’re failing them at a horrific rate. That’s where the focus needs to be.”

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Debt Dallas data strategist authors book, offers students another way forward Most of our kids don’t understand

Hooper tackles what he sees as the inherent greed, oversight, exit poverty by completing ca reer-ready vocational, associate, or

“Most of our kids don’t under stand that acceptance into college is no guarantee of completion,” he said. “What it does guarantee is a boatload of student debt, and it’s unnecessary. If they just followed the system, nine out of 10 of those kids would get booted out, but if they fight against the system and realize they could go to an afford able two-year college and transfer

“Not good enough, not pretty enough,” they insisted as the notes in creased. “And then we had a book,” the proud mother said. “It’s a book by kids for kids.”

Salma, who did a lot of reading, noticed her friends having trouble with anxiety, so she and her sister dis cussed how they could help people with the stresses of the lockdowns.

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“I told my husband we need to help them publish this,” she said.

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But unlike most children suffer ing with the ensuing anxiety, they put their heads together and took on an extra writing project.

“Theysaid. were so proud when they were finished with it,” Martha said.

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“It’s never really finished,” lit tle perfectionist Salma added of theThebook.girls are back in classes in person at a North Dallas pri vate school their parents prefer not to “It’sidentify.good,” Salma said, grin ning with a nod. “Much better. The kids need to be together.”

She also illustrated the book and designed its cover.

They made a game of it, taking notes. The girls read about a doz en books for research and compar ison, typing away on their iPads all throughTime2020. passed, and Martha thought the girls had abandoned their project. But in 2021, Salma came to her asking for help. She or ganized their self-help workbook ideas on paper with a few drawings, thinking her job was done. But the girls kept pushing.

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Salma and Sofia Salvaggio of Preston Hollow suffered along with other children during the COVID-19 pandemic with the mental and emotional costs of school closures and social isolation.

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The Salvaggio family did plenty of gardening during COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. FROM LEFT: Salma and Sophia. (PHOTOS: COURTESY MARTHA SALVAGGO)

“The best therapy is to help some body else.”

Preston Hollow Sisters ’Beat Anxiety’ by Writing, Illustrating Book Salma and Sofia Salvaggio researched project during pandemic lockdowns

“We’re self-publishing right now because all of this is new territo ry for“Weus.”just started a foundation, named after the girls’ slogan, called the Always Be Kind Foundation,” Martha said. “So, we’re going to donate funds from book sales to

“I love to paint and draw,” Sal ma

The intrepid author is al ready working on a new book and waxes philosophical about her COVID-19 lockdown tribulations and the therapeutic effect of writ ing Beating Anxiety, “There is no rainbow without a storm.” Salma and Sofia Salvaggio

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“Salma has always loved to read,” the girls’ mother, Martha, said. “She wrote and illustrated a little book when she was 6, and another at 7.”

Beat Anxiety: Help for Kids of All Ages by Salma and Sofia Salvaggio (now 9 and 10, respectively) was finished in early 2022 and is filled with information, ideas, and ac tivities to help children overcome anxiety and worry.

With COVID came plenty of stress and anxiety for the family, espe cially since dad is in the medical field and was working on the front lines.

“We did research on yoga, breathing, meditation, hobbies, and other techniques to help with anxi ety,” Salma said.

“So, we did a lot of gardening, a lot of art, and online schooling,” Mar tha recalled. “There was a one-year waitlist for friends who were trying to get a therapist for their kids.”$14.99

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During its Teacher of the Year ceremony on Aug. 10, the club presented $2,500 checks and commemorative plaques to David New house, Jill Emery, and Natalie Hebert.

“There is no wrong way to produce art as each student’s vision is different,” she explained. “This gives them confidence in other academic areas.”

“For the past 30 years, the Rotary Club of Dallas has recognized outstanding teach ers who practice the Rotary motto of Service Above Self in working with their students,” club president Rachael Jones explained.

David Newhouse, a ninth-grade P-Tech social studies teacher and chess coach at Thomas Jefferson High School, monitors students’ daily progress with apps and cre ates competitive videogames to teach histor ical facts. He is committed to twice-yearly home visits and uses translator apps to keep parents aware of students’ progress. Through

As a volunteer, she raised funds for and coordinated art projects for the hundreds of immigrant teenage boys housed for sev eral months at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in 2021. This year, she created an art show for her students – with an invitation in eight languages – to bring parents into the school to see their stu dents’ work, many visiting for the first time. She also created art programs that drew students into the neighborhood public li brary, which resulted in many immigrant families getting library cards.

Jones said, “It is heartwarming and reas suring to see the care and concern exhibit ed by these teachers as they strive to sup port and encourage their students in their academic achievements as well as demon strating their concern for others.”

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and improve their math skills during the COVID shutdown. She also created Al gebra Olympics, a competitive program to help students review skills and prepare for the STAAR test. While serving as faculty sponsor for the National Junior Honor So ciety, Emery has helped recognize the vol unteer service of faculty, staff, and students with the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, which she has also received. She also developed a mentoring program where eighth-grade students become “Math Bud dies” to help struggling sixth graders im prove their math skills.

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a study conducted with parental consent, he determined that some students were coping with adverse childhood experiences. That in formation helped teachers adapt their styles to meet those needs better.

It is heartwarming and reassuring to see the care and concern exhibited by these teachers as they strive to support and achievementstheirtheirencouragestudentsinacademicas well as demonstrating their concern for others.

The Rotary Club of Dallas celebrated three Dallas ISD educators, including two teachers in Preston Hollow.

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at the University of Oregon, led the study. Their findings supported their hypothe sis: that empathy and music are connected.

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Is it true that music can help convey emotions when often simple words cannot?

1. Trinity Christian Academy students take a field trip to the Meadows Museum. (PHOTO: JENNIFER CRENSHAW) 2. Benjamin A. Tabak’s research could help determine whether listening to music can be added to therapeutic techniques used in social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorders or schizophrenia. (PHOTO: COURTESY SMU) 3. New SMU students move into SMU residential commons on Aug. 17 and 18. (PHOTO: COURTESY SMU) 4. The Turtle Creek Chorale will perform a ‘70s-themed sing-along concert in October at McFarlin Auditorium. (PHOTO: COURTESY TURTLE CREEK CHORALE)


A new study explores the benefits and impact of socially engaged active music lis tening on social cognition.

“Music can convey meaning and emo tion and also elicit emotional respons es, but the mechanisms responsible for its emotional power are poorly understood,” he Tabaksaid. and Zachary Wallmark, assistant professor of musicology affiliated faculty at the Center for Translational Neuroscience

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“Empathy is most often thought of in the context of social interactions, but there are many other forms of social communica tion, including music,” Tabak said

More than 30% of the new students iden tified as part of the traditionally under represented ethnic and racial groups. Of those, 200 are the first in their families to enter

“Empathy is most often thought of in the context of social interactions, but there are many other forms of social communi cation, including music,” said Benjamin A Tabak, assistant professor of psychology and director of SMU’s Social and Clinical Neuroscience Lab.

2. Music and emotions

The newest students represent 44 coun tries as well as 48 U.S. states and the Dis trict of Columbia, with the largest percent age coming from Texas (38%), followed by California, Florida, New York, and Illinois.

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Results suggested that the skill of em pathic accuracy exceeds interpersonal in teractions can be achieved in music. Tabak and Wallmark’s end goal is this research will serve as the basis for potential mu sic-based interventions.

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The grant supplements an existing fund which provides $200 transit scholarships to qualified K-12 schools making the costs of visits little to nothing. Schools can take part in this grant initiative through Aug. 31, 2023, with tours offered in English and Spanish and accommodations available to visitors with special needs.

From signature programs exploring leadership, STEM, global studies and more, to social/emotional programs ensuring students’ needs are met, to premier facilities in STEM, athletics and arts, including the recently opened 55,000sq.ft. Noble Family Performing Arts Center, the possibilities are infinite at Parish. And it doesn’t stop at the student - Parish’s inclusive Episcopal community embraces the whole family!

A team of international researchers is seeking to prove just that.

Approximately 1,200 first year and trans fer students became the newest Mustangs during their August move-in day at SMU Commons. Classes began on Aug. 22.

A $25,000 one-year grant from the Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust will cover all Meadows Museum admission fees for North Texas students 18 years and young er including chaperones for K-12 school groups.Previously, admission was free to youth under the age of 12.

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40th Anniversary Ruby Red Gala Oct. 21 at 6:45 p.m. (VIP event at 6 p.m.) A gala feautring a champagne reception, seated dinner, program, and dancing to benefit and celebrate the Women’s Council.



Proceeds from the garden benefit the growth of the maintenance and improvement of A Woman’s Garden, and the need for fund raising continues to grow to support the yearround maintenance of the plantings, features, structures, and repairs. Fundraising efforts in clude those by members of the Women’s Coun cil and donors who give financial gifts in return for naming features in the garden.



“Our Women’s Council members are con nected by a strong vine of love for nature, earth ly beauty, and A Woman’s Garden,” Hardin said. “Together, we have taken that connective vine and grown not only a beautiful garden but a legacy of volunteerism and friendship.”

Overlooking White Rock Lake, the world-renowned display of design and histo ry serves as a living testament to the council’s founders, Margaret McDermott and Virgin ia Nick, and other members who have com mitted to creating a garden dedicated to the spirit of women across generations. The design brings in rustic strength, water and landscape, formal and naturalistic elements, and refuge and renewal to reflect a respect for nature and the feminine ideal.

“The relationship between the Women’s Council and the Dallas Arboretum is truly a wonderful partnership,” said Mary Brinegar, president and CEO of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society. “Both groups have high standards and an interest in making sure those visiting from our area and indeed from afar see a garden that is competitive with the finest gar dens in the world, due to classic design and at tention to detail.”

annual A Writer’s Garden Oct. Literary18 presentations about horticulture, gardens, landscape design, historic preservation, cooking, and art featuring internationally known authors and speakers.

Only public garden funded by and dedicated to women honors feminine ideal

By Maria Lawson

CLOCKWISE: A Woman’s Garden design features rustic strength, water and landscape, formal and naturalistic elements, and refuge and renewal to reflect a respect for nature and the feminine ideal. (PHOTOS: COURTESY DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN); Scrapbook pages recall the groundbreaking ceremony.

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“Our beautiful garden celebrates the pow er, creativity, resourcefulness, passion, and com mitment of women across generations coming together to support a common goal: the fulfill ment of our mission in support of A Wom an’s Garden,” said Sarah Jo Hardin, the current president of the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

TOP: R. L. “Bob” Thornton Jr. with Virginia Nick. BOTTOM: Barbara Averitt, Barbara Lake, Margaret McDermott, Bob Thornton, and Robert Hoffman; FROM LEFT: Connie Klemow chaired the September 1997 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, attended by landscape designer Morgan Wheelock and Women’s Council president Emilynn Wilson. (PHOTOS: SHARON ADAMS)

Our CouncilWomen’smembers are connected by a strong vine of love for nature, earthly beauty, and A Woman’s Garden.


Woman’s Garden at the Dallas Arbore tum and Botanical Garden is turning 25.

Not only does 2022 mark the garden’s 25th anniversary, but it also celebrates the Wom en’s Council’s 40th anniversary. The now 500-member body was founded in 1982 with the mission of making the garden’s design, construction, funding, and endowment a real ity — and in 40 years, the nonprofit has con tinued to do just that.

The garden was started in 1997 by the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and, to this day, is the only public garden in the country conceived by, funded by, and dedicated to women.

Sarah Jo Hardin

Dallas Galas: Not Your Mother’s Banquet Food

As a donor and guest, have you ever de cided to attend a philanthropic event based on the food to be served?

1,500, and it’s a sell-out each year. I’ve at tended the ball five times, and each time, the food was excellent; always beef tenderloin as the main dish and glorious hors d’oeuvres and desserts before and after.

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The Crystal Charity Ball always features elegant tablescapes and delicious food. (PHOTOS: TAMYTHA CAMERON); VNA Texas’ Celebrity Chef events have featured chef Toni Tipton Martin’s lamb and sweet potatoes. (PHOTOS: COURTESY VNA TEXAS)

Does the menu matter more than the cause

Chairing a philanthropic event of any size is no small task. I’ve chaired a few my self and, depending on the occasion, have spent up to a year working with the bene ficiary, its leadership, an event planner in some cases, and a multitude of vendors.


VNA Texas hosts its annual Celebri ty Chef luncheon and dinner events every spring, featuring well-known chefs who preside while the Food Company cater er prepares and serves that chef’s recipes.

tions will be able to carry out their carefully planned parties and galas without worrying about COVID cancellations.

Ashlie Lynch, The Mansion on Tur tle Creek’s assistant director of events, has planned hundreds of events there and noted the typical sit-down event menus are chick en and salads for luncheons and strip steaks and The Mansion’s famous Tortilla Soup for evening events.

not. However, organizers want guests to attend and enjoy the event so they can become more engaged with the cause. Good food and beverage are part of the equation, keeping in mind that respect ing donor funds is priority one. Dallas is one of the most philanthropic cities in the country; the parties are just the icing on the cake.

Oh, and then there is the real reason for the event: fundraising. Some philanthropists and organizations make it look easy to raise hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in one event, but it’s not. However, there are perks.

Many large fundraisers are held at ho tels, but that doesn’t mean the food is in stitutional. One of the season’s largest and most exquisite events is Crystal Charity Ball at the Hilton Anatole. The ballroom holds


Follow Kersten Rettig, a Park Cities-based writer with 30-plus years of experience in food and beverage marketing and public relations, on Instagram @KerstenEats.

How would you feel about attending a $1,000 per ticket gala that served Vienna Sausages, Spaghet tiOs, and Natty Light?It’s party sea son in Dallas, and, fingers socialphilanthropiccrossed,andorganiza

Carmen Hancock chaired the Jade Ball benefitting the Crow Museum of Asian Art at the Arts District Mansion, formerly known as the Belo. “They did an amazing job on menu options. We wanted an Asian flare to the menu, and they provided exactly what we wanted,” she said.

This is the best “gala” food I’ve had, and it’s creative and mem orable every time. VNA has booked Chef Martin Yan for the 2023 event, which will be a big foodie draw.

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3 – Leave a Legacy “Live Loud and Free” Concert, The Rustic,

Humble Beginnings speakers Laura and Barbara Bush.


15 – Obelisk Awards, Fairmont Dallas,

5 – Junior League of Dallas Auction, Perot Museum of Nature and Science,


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12 (through Jan. 6) – The Trains at NorthPark, NorthPark Center, TheT

– “Living Your Best Life with (or without) Parkinson’s,” CC Young Se nior Living,

14 – DIFFA Burgers and Burgundy, Peace Plaza at Cathedral of Hope,

– Chefs for Farmers, multiple loca tions,

Chefs for Farmers 2022 includes four events.

– Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala and After Party, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center,

15 – 34th Annual Masquerade Cab aret and Auction Gala, Renaissance Dallas Hotel,

Chefs create their ultimate sliders for DIFFA Dallas.

8 – Turtle Creek Association 21st Annual Tour of Homes, four homes across Turtle Creek,

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13 – The Jewel of Dallas, Granada Theater, WhiteRockLakeFounda

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DSOL Fashion Notes Luncheon and Style Show chairs Kira Nasrat and Sharon Lee Clark.

13 – 9th Annual Fashion Notes Lun cheon and Style Show, Fairmont Dallas,

14 – Humble Beginnings Luncheon, Hilton Anatole,

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Do: Depends. If this is a work trip and you happen to be a member of Dallas’ Park House, enjoy reciprocity at Philly’s hot, new Fitler Club, where business and

Stay: Every now and then, a hotel that truly wows even the most seasoned travel er comes along. That is the case with Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. Highlights include a 57th-floor

TOP: Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center, located in the heart of Center City, is a great home base for work or play. (PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN HORAN) MIDDLE: At Alpen Rose, all beef is dry-aged in-house and cut tableside. (PHOTO: COURTESY ALPEN ROSE) BOTTOM: Independence Hall is one of many sites dating back to the birth of this nation. (PHOTO: R. KENNEDY) Parc, a Rittenhouse Square staple, is paramount for getting the vibe just right for a great couple of days in the city that prides itself on loving one another. (PHOTO: M. FISCHETTI)



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If didn’t the and run up and down the stairs pretending to be in tip-top


From cheesesteaks to the Constitu tion, this manageable yet magical city has passionate people ready to welcome you. However, there’s still a catch: Planning the perfect trip involves a beautiful balance of old and new.


By Diana Oates Special Contributor

ith working travelers back on the road and Texas young athletes showing more interest than ever in lacrosse, a sport with Northeastern roots, Philadelphia has become a popular place for Dallasites to spend a few days.

Vegetarian? Check out Vedge, where James Beard-nom inated Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby make veg etables (not meat substitutes) the star of its plant-based menu. From stuffed avocados to eggplant braciola and spicy dan dan noodles, we dare you to miss meat after dining here.


Sky high hospitality keeps us coming back to the City of Brotherly Love

Eat: Whether this is your inaugural or 10th trek to Philly, Parc, a tribute to the beloved French bistro, is a must. Whether you’re diving into the bubbling bliss that is its onion soup gratinée or sharing a plate of Saturday’s rack of lamb Du Jour, you’ll be a smitten kitten with a champagne buzz

pleasure can exist simultaneously via food and beverage, wellness, and 34,000 square feet of workspace with office suites. Get to have some fun? Philly adores its sports teams. Pick an in-season pro sport and en joy. Sprinkle in history with the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other sites within America’s “most historic square mile.” And get your culture via a stroll through the Philadelphia Museum of Art, because if you didn’t visit the Rocky statue and run up and down the stairs pretend ing to be in tip-top fighting shape, did you even really visit Philly?

fighting shape, did you even really visit Philly?

And whether your dream day involves cobblestone streets and historical walking tours or enjoying a spa day followed by great eats and an Eagles game (the Cowboys play there on Oct. 16), the options are endless.

1. Tony Luke’s (the original location) 2. Carmen’s Famous Italian Hoagies & 3.CheesesteaksSteve’sPrince of Steaks 4. Ishkabibble’s 5. Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop

by the time the check comes (and that’s a promise). Once you’ve scratched your “must eat at a Philly institution itch,” you’ll feel better about hitting up the newer hot spots like Alpen Rose by Michael Schulson. This vibey candlelit speakeasy is easy to miss but impossible to forget.


infinity-edge pool, the gym of all ho tel gyms, food by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, jaw-dropping floral by Jeff Leatham, and, most impor tantly, that old-school hospitality that re minds you that superior customer service is not dead, albeit hard to find. Rooms start at $817 a night, and if you’re looking for a sign to splurge on a hotel, take this as one in shining stage lights. This is not just a place to stay; this is a place to experience.

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flooring, so you’ll naturally want to show it off if you have it. The key is to harmonize your floors with the right paint colors, fur nishings, and fabrics.

1 – 4- to 6-pound pork shoulder1orange, rinsed and sliced


Parquet floors are the only type of hardwood floors that I wouldn’t recom mend using rugs on. Sometimes, the in laid wood pattern is so busy that it would be overwhelming to break it up even fur ther with Hardwoodrugs. is the most sought-after

Cabbage slaw or chopped lettuce and tomato, for garnish

smoked paprika, dry mustard, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture gen erously over all sides of the meat and set it aside.

Stir together brown sugar,

and longtime resident of the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. Her Celebrating Home 4-minute cook ing videos are available at youtube. com/ChristyRostCooks and on her website.

If you’ve ever wondered which wall paint colors go best with dark wood floors, which colors are best for light floors, or when to use rugs (and when not to), look no further: I’ll answer these questions and more.

½ teaspoon chili powder

2 teaspoons coarse kosher or sea salt

Line the bottom of the slow cooker pot with onion, orange, garlic, and roasted Hatch chile slices, reserving one slice of orange. Place the dry-rubbed meat over the ar omatics, place the reserved orange slice on top, and pour the chicken broth around the meat. Cover with the lid, set the temperature to high, and cook for two hours. Reduce the heat to low and contin ue cooking for three to four hours more, for a total of five to six Whenhours.the meat is fall-offthe-bone tender, remove it from the cooker and shred us ing two forks. Stir some cook ing broth into the meat and serve with warm tortillas. Gar nish each taco with cabbage slaw or chopped lettuce and tomato, and shredded cheese.

Slow Cooking Yields Big Flavors with Minimal Attention

1 large onion, peeled and sliced3large cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced

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Shredded cheddar cheese for garnish (optional)

How to make dark wood floors shine

slow cooker has reappeared in my kitchen after its summer hiatus.

toppings of chopped lettuce and tomatoes garnished with shredded cheese. Either way, these tacos will be the hit of any autumn event.

Christy Rost is a cookbook author, chef on PBS stations nationwide,


1 ¼ cup chicken broth

A recent trip to Albuquerque inspired my slow-cooked Hatch Chile Pulled Pork Tacos. We’d visited New Mexico many times, but this trip focused on discov ering Albuquerque’s history and cuisine. Native American and

Warm corn or flour tortillas

For another variation, add roasted Hatch chiles as the meat cooks, and it’s the foundation for New Mexican pork tacos.

Wanting to recapture some of Albuquerque’s flavors, I seasoned a pork shoulder with a smoky dry rub for a more complex flavor pro file, then lined the bottom of my slow cooker with slices of onion, garlic, and fresh orange.

Use the Right Décor and Paint Colors to Highlight Wood Flooring

similar in color to your wood floors, you can use a contrasting rug to create a visual buffer between them.


and gold or silver accessories are a winning combination for light hardwood floors. I suggest light grey, charcoal grey, or black furniture for the furnishings.

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¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed1tablespoon smoked paprika1teaspoon dry mustard

1 large Hatch chile, roasted, peeled, seeded, and sliced


Yield: 10 to 12 servings (two tacos per serving)

Rooms with dark wood floors need light walls, or else the room will be too dark and cave-like. That said, this still leaves a wide variety of paint color options, from cream to light gray, light blue, or pale green. In corporating plants is good: Bright green ery pops against a dark base. Natural light also reflects beautifully against the grain of dark-stained wood, so try to let in lots of natural light.

Slow cooking requires little at tention during the cooking pro cess. Simply combine ingredients in the bottom of the pot, cover, select the cooking temperature, and walk away. Before long, sa vory aromas fill the air, becoming irresistible as the hours pass.

The dry rub and meaty juices combined with the aromatics, cre ating an array of mouthwatering flavors. After shredding the pork shoulder, I served it in warm flour tortillas, garnished with a tangy cabbage slaw.

If you prefer, use traditional taco

One of my favorite slowcooked recipes is pulled pork. Falloff-the-bone tender, the meat is so flavorful and juicy it can be en joyed as is, but stir in homemade or bottled barbecue sauce, and it becomes tantalizing Texas-style barbecued pulled pork.

Spanish heritage strongly influ ence this region, going back to ancient petroglyphs etched into volcanic rock 400 to 700 years ago in what is now the Petroglyph National Monument.

Area rugs are almost always a must for hardwood floors. They protect your floors from daily wear and tear while soften ing footfalls. If you have wood furniture

The best wall colors for rooms with light hardwood tend to be neutrals. Off-white gives the room an airy feel, cool gray cre ates an aura of relaxation, and warm gray makes the room seem cozy. White furni ture, a sandy brown rug, colorful accents,

The neutral colors and orange accents in this modern Dallas home compliment the light wood floors. (PHOTO: DAN PIASSICK) Grey paint, as seen in the library of a Kessler Park home, is a good wall color to go with dark hardwood floors. (PHOTO: NATHAN SCHRODER)

From enchiladas with green chile, to decadent grilled ribeye tacos with chile aioli, and Cam po’s live-fire braised lamb birria with blue corn hominy, each meal was chosen to taste Albuquerque’s foodButtraditions.themeal that left a lasting impression was the Navajo Taco I enjoyed at the Indian Pueblo Kitchen. Hot-from-the-skillet fry bread was garnished with tender


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This follow-up to my July column, which was about choosing hardwood floors, is aimed at those who already have them but could use help choosing com plementary décor.

1 teaspoon cumin

churro lamb, pueblo beans, onion, green chile, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese. It was simply amazing.

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

A word about area rugs

Tips for working with light hardwood floors

the show), I expected it to be more flavorful or at least more appealing in its presenta tion. It seemed just poured into a cup, like something at Cicis Pizza.

Don’t get me wrong; you can still have fun at the Whipperfell. Order some good food, see if you can pick out a better drink than I did, mingle with other fans of the show, and, of course, take a photo on the IronBut,Throne.ifyou’re wondering if your expec tations will be exceeded by the pop-up, my answer is: “Not today.”

The decor left much to be desired. The quality of memorabilia,theand merch spread through out could’ve been amped up a little more. A fair amount of the decorations were just pictures of GOT characters with some quotesBasically,underneath.itfeltlike King Joffrey decorat ed the bar rather than Tyrion, whom we all know would be the one more up to the task.

Winter, unfortu nately, is not coming (at least not anytime soon), but the Game of Thrones (GOT) pop-up bar at hereWhippersnapperTheisthroughOct.15.

At ‘Whipperfell’ in Knox Henderson, Sitting on the Iron Throne a Must

For its latest transformation – which followed the premiere of HBO’s new pre quel series House of the Dragon – the bar is temporarily calling itself “Whipperfell.”

The burger was delicious. However, while the concept for the drink was clever (it had two blue jellybeans in it as a nod to the icy blue eyes of the White Walkers in

After snapping my pictures, I headed to the bar, where the menu was full of Game of Thrones-inspired fare. I ordered a Dothraki Burger and a White Walker from the cock tail menu, served by bartenders dressed as The Night’s Watch, which was a nice touch.

Everything else fell short, too.

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Basically, it felt like King Joffrey decorated the bar rather than Tyrion, whom we all know would be the one more up to the task.


I made the journey to Whipperfell on opening night, and immediately upon en tering, I saw the famous Iron Throne (just a replica, of course). This was the coolest part of the pop-up, and everyone else seemed to agree. People were taking numerous pic tures, posing regally on the iconic piece from the show, and you bet I did, too, once it was my turn.

The team closed 878 deals through the months of April and June. The firm’s $1.2 billion in transactions posted over that time is a 67 percent increase from just two years ago.

In the Dallas luxury market, that’s Allie Beth Allman & Associates.

With its sophisticated mix of architectural styles and picturesque lanes, a for-sale sign doesn’t last long in Preston Hollow. This is especially true when a property is in the hands of the right firm.

A combination of fencing and meticulously manicured hedges provides maximum privacy for this half-acre property, which boasts a resortstyle pool, a spacious cabana and guest quarters. Natural light abounds, thanks to the large number of windows in each and every room. The home’s carefully thought-out design seamlessly blends its indoor and outdoor living spaces — just take a look at that 5807veranda.ParkLane is represented by Pogir and Nora Kutob for $5,950,000. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, founded in the Park Cities in 1960, represents luxury homes, high-rises, ranches, land and commercial properties. Its briggsfreeman. com website is a cutting-edge portal featuring properties, neighborhoods, schools, virtual tours, architecture guides and more.

The firm’s agents so far in 2022 have handled the sale of 134 homes in the Park Cities, 94 in University Park and 40 in Highland Park, for a total value of nearly half a billion dollars. Moreover, they represented almost 35 percent of the Highland Park market and 30 percent of the University Park market.

When it’s time to make their next real estate move, most people want a partner that boasts a proven track record of undisputed success. No firm has demonstrated more success in the Dallas luxury home market than Allie Beth

10001 Gaywood is currently being offered for $3,595,000.

This stately custom-built one level home with high ceilings lives expansively on a 280-ft wide lot in the prestigious Mayflower Estates neighborhood of Old Preston Hollow. No expense was spared during the multi-year construction of 10001 Gaywood from the pier and beam foundation to the quartersawn oak floors replicated to match the Palace of Versailles.

Once inside, one is immediately greeted by a commanding great room with soaring ceilings that measures 31 x 24 ft and is anchored by a marble fireplace. Adjacent to the great room is a large wet bar lounge area, a 19 x 17 ft dining room and handsome study. The kitchen opens to a circular breakfast area that overlooks the rear grounds and

Here’s a look at homes the brokerage’s agents have sold recently in Preston Hollow.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates sells more in Highland Park and University Park than any other brokerage, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

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What makes those accomplishments even more impressive is that they were done at a time when there was still limited inventory on the market.


5807 Park Lane, represented by Pogir and Nora Kutob for $5,950,000.

Ask an expert at Allie Beth Allman & Associates to help you find the perfect home in Park Cities neighborhoods.


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Trust the leader in Park Cities sales, Allie Beth Allman & Associates, when buying or selling a home.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates leads in the sale of homes priced at $3 million and higher in premier neighborhoods such as Preston Hollow. Homes remain in demand in Preston Hollow, so if you’re looking to sell, contact one of the brokerage’s expert agents to deliver the best deal.

French-Country Elegance in Lobello Estates

Working with an Allie Beth Allman & Associates agent in this environment, your home will be marketed with innovative strategies in the quest to find the right buyer.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates leads in the sale of homes priced at $3 million and higher in DFW.

Offered at $6,800,000, 5515 Yolanda is a wonderful opportunity to live in Lobello Estates – home to many of Preston Hollow’s most extraordinary properties. To schedule a showing, contact Stephen Collins at 469-7749749 or is a division of the Ebby Halliday Companies, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with four locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, Park Cities, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, West Dallas, Uptown and Kessler Park.


Real estate analysts forecast continued price increases, supporting a seller’s market for the foreseeable future.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates agents sell more homes in DFW priced at $3 million and above, according to the MLS.


5807 Park Lane, a Santa Barbara-inspired manse in Old Preston Hollow, was designed by David Stocker of SHM Architects. An ode to California Contemporary, this 7,864-square-foot home comprises five bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths.


pool.The incredible 26 x 18 ft primary suite features dual bathrooms and large walk-in closets. Three more generously proportioned en-suite bedrooms all have walk-in closets. A second living area has an attached full bath, so it could function as a fifth bedroom or game room. Parking is plentiful with an oversized 3-car garage, large parking area and circle drive. This is an exceptional opportunity to add one’s desired cosmetic finishes to a rare one-level floor plan with high ceilings and wonderfully proportioned spaces in one of Dallas’ finest neighborhoods.

Contact Ryan Streiff (469.371.3008 or ryan@ for more information or to set up a private showing. Visit to learn more or call 214.799.1488.

anchors the family room while the cathedral ceiling, rustic wood beams and Juliet balcony draw your gaze upward. No château would be complete without a 1,600-bottle wine room. And like the rest of the home, the owner’s suite and opulent bath are bright and airy. Set on over an acre, the estate and immaculately landscaped grounds, featuring a covered patio, outdoor fireplace, sundeck and pool/spa, is a peaceful, private retreat in the city’s center.

The Tudor-style façade at 6120 Mimosa Lane gives way to a five-bedroom residence with chic light fixtures, crisp wainscoting. At 6316 Tulip Lane, lush landscaping, a circular driveway, and a romantic arched front door make a great firstAllieimpression.BethAllman & Associates leads in the sale of homes priced at $3 million and higher in DFW.

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Brokerage Leads in Sale of Park Cities Estates

The brokerage continues to be the leading seller of homes priced at $3 million and above in DFW. According to the Multiple Listing Service, the brokerage commands nearly 27 percent of the market, while the top competitor has less than 21 percent.

The brokerage represented both sides of the sale of the highest-priced listing to change hands in that period – a Larry Speck-designed modern with tranquil views of the Dallas Country Club golf course, offered at $16,800,000.Priceshave risen to historic highs over the past two years, and, although the rate of increase has slowed, real estate analysts forecast continued price increases. The expert agents at Allie Beth Allman & Associates say your home has never been worth more, so now is a great time to list your home to get top dollar.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates leads in the sale of homes priced at $3 million and higher in DFW.

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For example, the transitional-style home currently available at 3543 Northwest Parkway is perfect for a family. The four-bedroom home has a grassy yard for the children to play in after attending nearby Hyer Elementary. The four-bedroom home has an office inside the front door. A third-floor bonus room has a full bath.Although the market has begun to stabilize, Park Cities homes still going under contract quickly. Connect with an agent to learn about Park Cities homes only available via private sale.

“Our agents are the best in the business,” brokerage President Keith Conlon says. “The results are a testament to their dedication and commitment to serving our clients.”

Luxury brokerage Allie Beth Allman & Associates continues to lead in the sale of homes in the premier Park Cities neighborhoods, according to Multiple Listing Service statistics.

In fact, the brokerage leads in terms of volume sold in Highland Park and University Park across the board.

Brokerage Leads in Park Cities Home Sales

At 6214 Norway Road, a covered and heated patio, custom pool, and grilling area are just a few sights to see. Meanwhile, at 6316 Orchid Lane, the new owners fell in love with the home theater added to the game room and the rebuilt balcony off the primary suite.

When people are ready to buy or sell their home, they want to work with a partner that gives them the best chance to maximize their investment.


Lovingly restored, this 9,221-square-foot mansion in Lobello Estates combines French-country elegance with casual comforts. Throughout the home, soft hues and antique accents create a polished yet inviting aesthetic. A music room and the formal dining room are just off the main entryway. Past the archway, the stone fireplace

Dallas, TX— Homeowners who are buying, selling, or renovating a residence, often visualize how living spaces, both outside and inside a home, will be used for different occasions. They may imagine a quiet moonlit night on a patio or deck, or a more festive backdrop for gatherings and celebrations. Either way, creating the right lighting can change a home’s mood with the flip of a switch. Adding customized mood light ing in and outside of residences is becoming more de sirable, especially by younger homeowners, according to Richard Lentz, owner of Lentz Landscape Lighting. “Many people want controlled lighting by phone, but it can be expensive and unpredictable.” says Lentz. “We usually recommend you have a strategizing meeting first to determine what you hope to accomplish; then design a custom lighting plan accordingly. We find most residents choose to have a nightly look, but when they entertain outdoors, they bring it up a level.” he added “At Lentz, we design plans homeowners can control, zone by zone, room by room or with a central panel set up; creating lighting “scenes” as simple or as intricate as they want. “, said Richard. To find out more infor mation about customized exterior and interior lighting, contact Lentz Landscape Lighting @ 972-241-0622 or go to their website


One-level Home in Mayflower Estates

In the first half of 2022, 5 out of the 10 homes sold in the Park Cities offered at $5 million and higher were represented by Allie Beth Allman & Associates agents.


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Journal recently announced



CEO Awards. Ebby

Chris Kelly Most-AdmiredNamedCEO

The Dallas Business the class its Admired Halliday

President & CEO Chris Kelly was named among this group of prominent North Texas leaders. A highly visible and accessible leader, Kelly gives the credit for the reward to the brokerage’s agents and employees.



Kelly joined the Ebby Halliday Companies four years ago with a great measure of respect for all he had already accomplished, and it has only grown as staff and agents have gotten to know him and observe the impact he is making both for the company, the industry and the community.Kellyis actively involved in the North Texas community, including serving on the board of the Dallas Regional Chamber and as Chairperson of the Talent Attraction Committee for the Dallas Regional Chamber. For more information, visit

Desirable West Highland Park loca tion, recently renovated, 3 bedroom, 3.1 bath home combines the charm

“This past year was one of incredible growth and strategic expansion and I couldn’t be any prouder of our agents and employees,” says Kelly. “This award is a testament to the commitment and hard work of our approximately 2,000 agents and 400 employees who day in and day out deliver an exceptional real estate experience to our valued clients.”

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