February 14 - 20, 2014
Vol. 5, No. 34 • Neighborhood News & Views • Community Calendar • Amusements for All Ages • whiterocklakeweekly.com
Centenarian celebrates 105th in style
By Jeannine Verinder
Photo by Bludoor Studios
Ivana Hall, Miss Texas 2013, reacts to hearing she won.
Hall ready to judge Garden contest By Juliette Coulter To celebrate Presidents’ Day on Mon., Feb. 17, the Dallas Arboretum is planning an all-American celebration themed “America the Beautiful.” Admission is $5 at the gate, and active and retired military get in free with identification. The discount applies only to those purchasing tickets onsite at the ticket booth. “It’s a beautiful day to come to the Dallas Arboretum and to enjoy
some all-American fun with something for everyone,” Arboretum President Mary Brinegar said. “All children are also encouraged to dress as their favorite president and participate in the costume contest with an all-American judge.” Special children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo, presidential trivia and a tree scavenger hunt. There is also a costume contest for children coming
see GARDEN on page 8
Lewis to speak during Black History Month
By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson The scripture, “We who are strong must bear the infirmities of the weak, and not seek to please ourselves,” defines the life’s work of the last surviving speaker at the 1963 March on Washington. Georgia Congressman John Lewis is a civil rights icon who played a key role during that march and in the movement that changed America. On Feb. 24, Lewis will be in Dallas to speak at my 21st annual prayer breakfast. During his speech 50 years ago, Lewis echoed the sentiments of that scripture. He talked about the necessity of improving the lives of sharecroppers who worked for less than $3 each day, and for maids who worked fulltime but earned only $5 each week while cleaning the homes of others. The then 23-year-old student demanded that Congress
John Lewis pass “meaningful legislation” that would give millions of people an opportunity to escape the ravages of poverty, find jobs and become members of the middle class. He was not asking the government to give people a handout, but instead he asked for a level playing field so that all Americans could get a hand up. Lewis’ speech, his work, and the work of Dr. Martin
see LEWIS on page 2
In This Issue
Classified .......................................................... 11 Community Calendar ....................................... 4 Crime Watch....................................................... 2 Crossword Puzzle............................................... 5 Horoscopes ........................................................ 5 Letter from the Editor........................................ 2 Movie Review .................................................... 7 Mull it Over .......................................................3 Real Estate Showcase .........................................6 Restaurant Directory ......................................... 9 Shop the Rock .................................................. 12 Worship Directory ............................................. 7 White Rock Lake Weekly whiterocklakeweekly.com
White Rock Lake celebrated its 100th birthday last year. Millicent Johnston just one-upped the lake by five. Millicent, a local Autumn Leaves resident, turned 105 years old this past week. And she did so in true White Rock style. Millicent Aileen Dahlsten Johnston was born on Feb. 10, 1909, in Rock Island, Ill., to Anna Victoria and David William Dahlsten. She grew up in Rock Island, in and around Augustana College. Her father worked for the Augustana Book Concern, which was founded by her grandfather. When she was 9 years old, a photographer took a picture of her, entered it in a photography contest and won. Millicent attended Rock Island schools and then
Photos by Can Turkyilmaz
Flutist Winona McLaughlin plays “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for Millicent Johnston, who turned 105 years old last week. Millicent is a hardcore Texas Rangers fan. Augustana College. Millicent, at 5’4,” played basketball during her time at Augustana. She graduated from the school in 1930.
Following college, Millicent taught for about two years in a one-room county school south of Rock Island. She got wood from
the woodshed, stoked the stove, shooed the mice and other vermin out of her desk
see 105 on page 8
WELCOME TO WHITE ROCK
Theatre rolls out red carpet for managing director
By Shari Goldstein Stern Emily Jo Piepenbrink, the new managing director of Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, is bringing her talents home to roost. Piepenbrink, who hails from East Dallas’ Vickery Park neighborhood, said the theater runs on positive energy. “If a director or an artistic associate has an idea or a desire to do something, ‘no’ is a last resort. We’re here to serve both the audiences and the artists,” she said. Tucked inside the Old East Dallas neighborhood near lower Greenville and Ross Avenues, the theater, which is housed inside a vintage church building on Sears Street, is home to both traditional and new shows onstage. Patrons come from all over town to enjoy crisp shows and fresh talent in the cozy, warm little venue. As managing director, Piepenbrink’s responsibilities include hiring designers and contractors, budgeting and organizing productions, handling media inquiries
Photos courtesy of Emily Jo Piepenbrink
Emily Jo Piepenbrink performs as Helen of Troy in “Trojan Women” at Texas A&M University.
and developing seasons. Piepenbrink is thrilled to be taking a hometown production, “Lone Star Laundry & Bourbon” to the Clurman Theatre in New York this June. Recently her job description expanded to include education. A corporation contacted the theater requesting an acting workshop for their employees. The theatre’s production stage manager, Zoelyn Copeland, box office manager, Alison Baxter, and Piepenbrink planned the event. “We hosted 53 professionals, and I taught them the basics of improv and creating a character onstage. We ended the afternoon with the participants creating their own skits about their office. They had a blast,” Piepenbrink said. Piepenbrink, who took the job in August, graduated from John Horn High School in Mesquite. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theater at Texas A&M University, graduating magna cum laude,
see CTD on page 6
'Souper Bowl' warms hearts while fighting hunger By Shelia Huffman Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) combined Super Bowl Sunday with Souper Bowl of Caring, a nationwide, grassroots movement utilizing the big game weekend to encourage communities throughout America to fight hunger. After Sunday worship on Feb. 2, members and guests warmed up for the Super Bowl with a variety of delicious homemade soups and chowders. Onion, tomato, squash and potato were among the simmering choices. But soon to warm the hearts, souls and tummies of others are the cans of soups
and assorted canned goods collected at the luncheon. Central will be delivering the donated food to North Dallas Shared Ministries. North Dallas Shared Ministries is a cooperative effort of 52 “covenant congregations” that combine resources to deliver assistance to Dallas’ poorest individuals and families — many living on less than $700 a month, Shared Ministries Executive Director Judy Rorrie said. Clients come to North Dallas Shared Ministries to receive groceries such as milk, canned goods and fresh produce. Central Christian Church, which shares produce from its garden during growing season, is the largest
Photo courtesy of Central Christian Church
provider of fresh produce to the ministry. If you are looking for a church home that combines inspirational worship services, community service opportunities and a gamut of social activities, then come visit Central.
Sitting on six acres at 4711 Westside Drive, in addition to a community garden, the grounds are home to a dog park, (voted best in Dallas by the Dallas Observer), a soccer field and meditation garden. All are welcome. Come and see!
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Shirley Temple Black
By Nancy Black
By Mark Memmott KERA News Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation’s diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died. She was 85. The Associated Press writes that publicist Cheryl Kagan said the actress, known as Shirley Temple Black in her private life, died late Monday evening at her home near San Francisco. Kagan told the AP that Temple’s family and caregivers were with her. In a statement, the family said: “We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black.” NPR’s Alison Bryce called Temple, “the most famous childhood star of all times.” She recalls a 1985 conversation Temple had with NPR in which the actress said she “loved learning to dance and sing. Children don’t have a lot of memories and so you're like a blotter — everything you learn very quickly — and for me, since I didn't have much in my head, I was able to learn everything relatively easily.” The BBC reported: “The actress found fame as a young girl in the 1930s in films like ‘Bright Eyes,’ ‘Stand Up and Cheer’ and ‘Curly Top.’ “After retiring from
Photo courtesy of The Associated Press
films in 1950 at the age of 21, Temple returned to the public eye as a Republican candidate for Congress and as a U.S. diplomat.” She was, the AP adds, “a talented and ultra-adorable entertainer... (and) America’s top box office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranking of the top 50 screen legends ranked Temple at No. 18 among the 25 actresses. She appeared in scores of movies and kept children singing ‘On the Good Ship Lollipop’ for generations.” Hollywood Reporter called Temple “the enchanting singing and dancing child star with the glowing corkscrew curls who saved a Hollywood studio (Fox) and helped yank America
from the throes of the Great Depression.” It adds that: “Making $1,250 a week at age six, the incandescent Temple was a veteran of 46 features and one-reelers before she turned 13. A huge star in a pint-sized package, she received an average of 16,000 letters a month, and for one birthday, fans sent her 167,000 presents.” She will also be remembered for a drink designed to supposedly make children look grown-up. During her diplomatic career, Temple once told NPR's Scott Simon, everywhere she went people couldn't resist serving her a “Shirley Temple” — a nonalcoholic cocktail of 7-Up, grenadine syrup, orange juice and a maraschino cherry. “Yes, well, those were created in the 1930s by the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood, and I had nothing to do with it,” she told Scott.
DART wants students to send in ART By Mark Ball Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is hosting its 2014 Annual Student Art Contest along with sponsors The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and Dallas Contemporary. Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to design a poster illustrating the theme “Off We Go!” and submit it before the 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Free 11x17 paper will be
Feb. 5 – 4:25 a.m. 11000 Block, Barbarosa Dr. (75228) Criminal Mischief: A suspect poured blue dye on the roof of the complainant’s car, causing $500 in damages. Feb. 5 – 5:10 a.m. 2400 Block, Dunloe Dr. (75228) Robbery: Suspects forced entry into the complainant’s residence and took the complainant’s property by force. Feb. 6 – 5:30 p.m. 10800 Block, Walnut Hill Ln. (75238) Criminal Mischief: An unknown suspect shot out 15 flood lights at the listed location, causing $680 in damage. Feb. 6 – 8 p.m. 8100 Block, San Cristobal Dr. (75218) Aggravated Robbery: An unknown suspect demanded property at knifepoint, injuring the complainant during the robbery. Feb. 6 – 10 p.m. 9700 Block, Forest Ln. (75243) Harassing Phone Calls: The complainant was at home and received a text from an acquaintance
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made available by DART and Dallas Contemporary on a first come, first served basis for any teachers who wish to participate with their class. The Best of Show winner will have his or her artwork featured on select DART buses and receive a $1,000 cash prize from Dallas Contemporary, a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging exhibitions from regional, national and international artists. Other recognitions and prizes will be given to the 1st place,
runners-up and honorable mention winners. All winners’ artwork will be exhibited April 5 through April 20 at the DMA, which ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs. Contest instructions are available at DART. org/artcontest or by contacting Jessica Lennon, manager of Community/Education Outreach at email@example.com or 214-749-2582.
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saying, “Kill U.” The complainant had saved around 50 text messages from the number that stated the same thing, dating back to Jan. 6. Some texts talked about civil matters between the suspect and complainant, but most ended with “Kill U.”
Feb. 7 – 9:30 a.m. 12200 Block, Oberlin Dr. (75243) Assault: A suspect punched the complainant in the face because he was laughing. Feb. 7 – 11:30 p.m. 1600 Block, Pat Dr. (75228) Burglary of a Residence: An unknown suspect kicked in the back door of the complainant’s residence and opened all the windows. The suspect then set the thermostat to 90 degrees, left a 25 oz. can of Busch Light in the trash, ransacked the complainant’s clothes, and took the complainant’s $400 HP laptop and $750 bicycle. Feb. 7 – 11:30 p.m. 11100 Block, Ferguson Rd. (75228) Theft of Auto Accessory: An unknown suspect took the tailgate from
the complainant’s truck, which had a value of $2,000. Feb. 8 – 9:30 a.m. 10000 Block, Walnut St. (75243) Assault/Strangulation: The arrested person chocked the complainant before placing a pillow over her face. Feb. 8 – 10:30 p.m. 12300 Block, Plano Rd. (75243) Criminal Mischief: A suspect shattered the complainant’s window and sprayed a substance inside. Feb. 9 – 1:15 p.m. 11500 Block, Desdemona Dr. (75228) Stalking: The complainant states that a suspect stalks her on a daily basis and continually shows up at her place of employment and residence, making her feel threatened. Feb. 9 – 7:10 a.m. 9700 Block, W. Ferris Branch Blvd. (75243) Aggravated Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon: The arrested person threatened to cut the complainant with a knife. Once the complainant realized the arrested person had passed out, the
What once was my beautiful baby in her crib is now a soon to be figure skating gold medal Olympian. “Mom, in a few years you will be in that crowd crying as you watch me accept my gold medal,” she told me as we were watching the Olympics and I was slowly but surely falling asleep. “When I go ice skating tomorrow can I bring Eliza?” She Nancy Black answered after what seamed like 1,000 heart beats later: “Sure. You can bring Eliza.” “YES!” my calm, sleepy daughter says, running around the new kitchen. Dinner is ready! Finally! You know you’ve been
hard up kitchen-wise when your family calls your Old El Paso taco kit, canned refried beans and Rice-ARoni Spanish Rice dinner a “delicacy.” But that’s what my 90-year-old mother said out loud this past Tuesday night, and my two children promptly agreed with her as they sat down to eat the meal I had prepared. We’d been without a kitchen for more than four months in my mom’s house. (No sink, no stove and no dishwasher. I know; poor pathetic us. There are people starving around the world every day, you shallow lady!) I really don’t think I’m shallow at all. But I do not miss having to do dishes in my mother’s guest bathroom sink after our entire family has gathered for a meal. And I do love looking in on her bay window from the backyard, after having fed all my
The Full American Experience By State Representative Eric Johnson Every year at this time our nation turns its attention to two things — the Super Bowl and African American History Month. While the Super Bowl captures the lionshare of the focus, even with games as boring as this year’s, we shouldn’t neglect African American History Month. The history of this country is the story of our shared experiences as a people. While some countries, such as China and India, have thousands of years of history, our nation is still relatively young. For those of us living in modern-day America, where race is not the stark dividing line it once was, February gives us a chance to reflect on the struggles that shaped our current society as well as those who were sometimes excluded from our story, even though they were a crucial part of our shared experiences. Feb. 1 marked the start of African American History Month. Originally created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 as “Negro History Week,” which celebrated the birthdays of abolitionism activists Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln,
complainant was able to get away and dial 911. The reporting officer took a knife and axe away from the crime scene. Feb. 9 – 6:05 p.m. 6100 Block, Retail Rd. (75231) Theft/Shoplifting: The arrested person took the business’ property without first attempting to pay. The suspect took several watches with a combined value of $96.76, and two packages of razor cartridges with a combined value of $75.64. Feb. 10 – 11:20 p.m. 9000 Block, Markville Dr. (75243) Aggravated Robbery: The suspects demanded money, punched and kicked the complainant and then took his wallet. Feb. 11 – 1:20 p.m. 12100 Block, Abrams Rd. (75243) Criminal Mischief: The suspect threw his bicycle into the front window of the complainant’s restaurant, causing $500 worth of damage.
it was later expanded to the entire month of February by President Gerald Ford in the year of the bicentennial, 1976, to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout history.” African American History Month is celebrated during the month of February in the United States, with versions of it also celebrated in the United Kingdom and Canada. While the birthday celebrations of Douglass and Lincoln were amongst Woodson’s reasons for creating Negro History Week, its month-long expansion includes the commemoration of several events of significance for the black community—the Greensboro, North Carolina sit-in at a Woolworth’s counter on Feb. 1, 1960, the passage of the 15th Amendment on Feb. 3, 1870, the founding of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) on Feb. 12, 1909, and the assassination of Malcolm X on Feb. 12, 1965. African American History Month is a time of celebration, appreciation and education; it’s a time to reflect on our previous leaders, as well as inform our future ones. Dr. Woodson, a Harvard graduate, was astonished at the lack of information in his textbooks regarding African American History. He saw it as a vital part of this nation’s past, present and future that needed to be included in the curricula of our students, thus leading to the creation of Negro History Week. While government-sanctioned racism in America is a thing of
see HISTORY on page 5
loved ones (somewhat) real food, done the pile of dishes (or at least loaded them in the machine that actually “does” them), and stepped outside for a breath of non-frozen air. (Note to all the weathercasters in the DFW area — I will now from hereon out refer to you all as “Chicken Littles.”) Seeing my 16-year-old son talk about his course selections for his junior year of high school with his grandmother and 10-year-old sister in the warm, peaceful kitchen after they had all eaten will now, forever, be a treasured moment in my life. It was almost worth the wait. Almost. Watching my daughter be inspired by the Olympics? Now that was priceless. The opening paragraph is the “editorial” she started to write for me before I asked her to help me with dinner. I’ll keep you posted on her gold medal dreams!
LEWIS cont'd from page 1 Luther King Jr. and so many others led President Lyndon Baines Johnson to declare a “war on poverty,” which with the aid of a compassionate and willing Congress, offered millions of American citizens an open hand so that their lives, and the lives of their children might improve. These same fights for a livable minimum wage and equal pay for women are still being fought today, 50 years later. During his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama, who was weeks short of his second birthday during the 1963 march, asked a joint session of Congress to give poor working class Americans a livable minimum wage, and to confront the blatant reality of income inequality in America that grows rapidly each day. A recent report stated that nearly 24 percent of all inner-city residents in Dallas live below the poverty line. The numbers are similar to those found in many of our larger cities and rural areas. I know that you will agree with me when I say that the situation is unacceptable and must be addressed and rectified. This is an issue that my fellow Democrats in Congress and I are focused on. In 1963, a youthful Lewis marched for “jobs and freedom.” Lewis is coming to Dallas for the prayer meeting because the reasons for the march are still uncompleted. No doubt he will use the same words that he articulated on Aug. 28, 1963 when he concluded his speech by saying, “Wake up America! Wake up!”
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MULL IT OVER
Curling up to an Olympic sport By David Mullen Bruce Springsteen sang “Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on.” The NBC networks will televise on five channels and live stream over the internet 1,500 hours of 2014 Winter Olympics coverage from Sochi, Russia at the cost of $775 million in rights fees plus hundreds of millions of dollars in production and promotional costs from a place no one has ever heard of, that doesn’t have clean water, pillows or door knobs. One can only hope that Vladimir Putin will keep his shirt on during these games. It would take more than two months non-stop to watch every single segment of the games presented on the NBC networks and its web sites from halfway around the world. But that means one would be watching the events in tape-delay. No problem. No events from the Winter Olympics will be televised live in prime-time. As David Letterman joked “Someone said ‘Sochi?’ I said, ‘Gesundheit!’” “Fifty-seven channels and nothin’ on.” I find watching the Winter Olympics a bore. Now granted, one of the greatest sporting events I ever saw, albeit on tape-delay, was the USA Olympic hockey team victory over the USSR in the semi-finals of the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. But as Winter Olympics viewing is concerned, that was a miracle on ice. How can anyone in America, south of the Dakotas, possibly be enamored with any of these irrelevant, and now more recently,
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made-for-television events? Let’s discuss, shall we? Figure skating. An opportunity for Liberace’s old bed clothes to be on display. Ice dancing. See above. Luge or bobsled or skeleton or whatever. I would rather watch the Channel 5 Helicopter Cam over Central Expressway film a KIA slide past the Mockingbird exit during an ice storm. Or go to Schlitterbahn when the weather is 80 degrees warmer and speed down a run. Women’s hockey. Nothing like watching women who are missing teeth. That’s why Spike TV exists. Cross Country Skiing. Any downhill skier will tell you the worst part of skiing is when you hit a flat surface. Unless it is in front of the Red Lion in Vail Village. Snowboarding. Any downhill skier will tell you the worst part of skiing is when you run into an arrogant, irreverent little punk snowboarding. Unless you actually run into them. Biathlon. Ski, with a rifle on your back. And then stop, shoot at something, but make sure it is not a shirtless Putin. Points will be deducted and
you will be exiled to Siberia. X-Games type events. A blatant attempt to try to rake in younger viewers, while they are in between playing Xbox games. Curling. Un-athletic looking people throwing a puck on steroids down the ice, and then sweeping the ice like the Wicked Witch to try to slow it down, speed it up, or direct it. What a minute. I take that back. Curling is cool. “It is the novelty of the sport that makes it cool,” said John Lambert, president of the Dallas/Fort Worth Curling Club. “When you tell people you curl, they ask you if you throw the rock or sweep. I tell them I do both. Everyone does both.” Curling originally debuted in the Winter Olympics in 1924, but its roots go back to Medieval Scotland in the early 16th century. On what looks like a shuffleboard court covered in ice, a thrower rolls a stone (or rock) down the ice toward the house (target). Teammates sweep in front of the stone to control the speed and location, attempting to knock the opponent’s stone
see SOCHI on page 9
Photo courtesy of Prestonwood Polo
Polo winners will advance to Final Four By Dena Miller The Prestonwood Polo Club hosted the USPA central regional interscholastic preliminary competition Feb. 8-9. Four teams traveled to Oak Point, Texas from Detroit, Chicago, Midland and El Paso to compete. Detroit defeated Midland 11-7 in the finals to advance in the regional round of the
national tournament. The Prestonwood team earned a bye and will also play in the regional round Feb. 22-23 in Houston. The winner advances to the Final Four Nationals in California. Prestonwood Polo Club̓s youth polo program is one of the most successful in the country and supports the growth of youth polo in America. The Prestonwood Polo
Foundation and the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas provided Starbucks coffee to keep spectators warm and hosted a Texas barbecue on Feb. 8 in the grand pavilion, with food provided by Prairie House. Prestonwood’s “Polo Rocks” T-shirts were given to all the teams Feb. 8, and the United States Polo Association also presented gifts at the awards ceremony the next day.
Page goes the extra mile for team By Gigi Ekstrom Lakehill Preparatory School senior Jonathan Page was recently selected for First Team, All-State in Football. While this is an amazing athletic accomplishment in itself, in this case it is even more so, as Jonathan, or “JP” as he is known, joined the team on the second day of school his senior year. He had not played football since his eighth grade
see PAGE on page 10
Jonathan Page (in uniform) and his parents.
The next meeting of the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center and is open to the public. The agenda will include a report from the Public Art Committee regarding the White Rock Bath House Wildlife Water Theater’s future, which was tabled at the January commission meeting and again at the Feburary Public Art Committee meeting until after community meetings are held. No vote will be taken until the art can be discussed at those meetings. According to the Office of Cultural Affairs, the community meetings will be scheduled and announced within the next few months. With the NYSE reporting Chipotle Mexican Grill at $1,000 per share, neighbors have high expectations for the newest Dallas location at the corner of Abrams Road and Richmond Avenue in Lakewood, which opened Jan. 24. The company forecasts up to 195 new locations across the country this year, bringing the chain’s total to almost 1,800 restaurants. According to the new Lakewood restaurant’s general manager, there are at least 40 Chipotle restaurants in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, and business has been good in Lakewood. The rumor mill has it that neighborhood homeowners aren’t thrilled with the number of corporate chains popping up in the area. They prefer trading with the “mom and pop” businesses. We’ve put out an APB for Galindo’s Mexican Seafood, which recently closed on Abrams Road south of E. Northwest Highway and dropped off the radar. Critics and neighbors have been enjoying authentic Tex-Mex and seafood at the cozy, dark-pink structure for years. The site of a Long John Silver’s in the ’70s, Galindo’s served some of the consistently best grilled shrimp and Spanish rice in the city. We should have suspected hard times when Galindo’s started charging for refills on tortilla chip baskets! If you know of their reappearance elsewhere, please keep WRLW posted. Further north, The Shops at Park Lane is constructing three new additions, including a five-story building at Park Lane and Northwest Highway. The expansion will bring 160,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space to the 33.5-acre center. Developers have aesthetics and leisure in mind as they plan to convert the center’s green space into an outdoor plaza. The retail center forecasts completion by the spring of 2015. From Stonewall Jackson Elementary School to the Dr. Harryette B. Ehrhardt Library at the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School, it has been quite a life’s journey for endeared Lakewood resident Harryette Ehrhardt. Former First Lady Laura Bush was once a student of Ehrhardt’s at SMU. Mrs. Bush made the presentation to name the library, which highlighted Ehrhardt’s contributions to the community. Ehrhardt, a former DISD teacher and principal, is also retired from the state legislature. Also this month, the League of Women Voters presented Ehrhardt, who is one of the founders of the Swiss Avenue Historical District, with the 2014 Susan B. Anthony award at a Lakewood Country Club luncheon.
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Hug your Honey Day Jack Benny, b. 1894 Mickey Wright, b. 1935 Carl Bernstein, b. 1944 Gregory Hines, b. 1946 1920 – League of Women Voters founded in Chicago.
Susan B. Anthony, b. 1820 Matt Groening, b. 1954 Chris Farley, b. 1964 Renee O’Connor, b. 1971 1903 – 1st Teddy Bear produced in U.S.
Sonny Bono, b. 1935 LeVar Burton, b. 1957 1883 – “Ladies Home Journal” published 1st issue. 1937 – Wallace Carothers rec’d patent for nylon. 1968 – 1st 911 emergency phone system set up.
Presidents’ Day Hal Holbrook, b. 1925 Rene Russo, b. 1954 Michael Jordan, b. 1963 1897 – Nat’l Org. of Mothers formed – became the PTA. 1959 – 1st weather satellite, Vanguard 2, was launched.
Toni Morrison, b. 1931 John Travolta, b. 1954 Matt Dillon, b. 1964 Dr. Dre, b. 1965 Molly Ringwald, b. 1968 1885 – Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” published.
Stan Kenton, b. 1912 Carson McCullers, b. 1917 Smokey Robinson, b. 1940 Amy Tan, b. 1952 Benicio Del Toro, b. 1967 1846 – Texas state gov’t formally transferred in Austin .
Ansel Adams, b. 1902 Robert Altman, b. 1925 Sidney Poitier, b. 1927 Sandy Duncan, b. 1946 1962 – John Glenn was 1st American to orbit earth – 3 times in Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
Andres Segovia, b. 1893 Erma Bombeck, b. 1927 Barbara Jordan, b. 1936 1804 – 1st ever selfpropelled locomotive. 1925 – 1st issue of “The New Yorker” published.
For the Love of the Lake – Shoreline Spruce-Up George Washington, b. 1732 Frederic Chopin, b. 1810 Steve Irwin, b. 1962 1885 – Washington Monument officially dedicated.
W. E. B. DuBois, b. 1868 Peter Fonda, b. 1940 Ed “Too Tall” Jones, b. 1951 Michael Dell, b. 1965 Dakota Fanning, b. 1994 1836 – The siege of the Alamo began.
Feb. 14 – 16
521 W. State St. Garland, 75040 972-977-7710
Plaza Theatre – The Company of Rowlett Performers present “Much Ado About Nothing.” Experience this classic Shakespeare tale where young lovers, virtue, villainy and charming naiveté are abound. 2 and 8 p.m. on Feb. 16. $10
1825 Abrams Parkway Dallas, 75214 214-821-7469
Lakewood Theater – Ricki Derek and his quartet present a Valentine’s Day double feature. Experience the songs of Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, followed by the classic film Casablanca on the big screen. 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.
Feb. 14 & 15
2520 Flora St. Dallas, 75201 214-671-1450
Orchestra of New Spain – The orchestra presents “The Rise of Flamenco” at the City Performance Hall. Falla’s great Spanish drama, “El Corregidor y la Molinera,” will open the show. It all ends with a typical tablao for the entire cast. 7:30 p.m.
1000 Easton Road Dallas, 75218 214-327-2222
Central Lutheran Church – The Nidaros Cathedral Boys Choir comes to Dallas for two concerts. The choir has performed for European royal families and King Harald V of Norway. 2 and 7 p.m. FREE!
6101 Bishop Blvd. Dallas, 75205 214-768-2787
Owens Arts Center – Graduate students in the conducting program at SMU Meadows lead the Meadow Symphony in a concert featuring winners of the Meadows Undergraduate Concerto Competition. Admission starts at $7. 3 p.m.
4801 Spring Valley Road Dallas, 75244 469-583-9530
Center for Spiritual Living – Learn about healing on the spiritual path through the teachings of Bruno Groening. Contact with healing energy helps maintain or restore health. Held in the peace room on the second floor. 7 p.m. FREE!
Feb. 20 – 22
521 W. State St. Garland, 75040 972-205-2782
Plaza Theatre – Austin Academy Theatre presents “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” a story of a holocaust survivor, Raja. She was one of the 100 survivors of the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic. 2 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 22. $7
1717 N. Harwood St. Dallas, 75201 214-520-2219
Dallas Museum of Art – The Fine Arts Chamber Players invite you to a Bancroft Family Concert featuring the strings of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and principal flutist Demarre McGill. Held in Horchow Auditorium. 3 p.m. FREE!
909 1st Ave. Dallas, 75210 214-922-8885
Music Hall at Fair Park – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson invites you to her 21st annual prayer breakfast with keynote speaker Justice John Lewis from the Georgia 5th District court. 8 to 10 a.m. RSVP required by Feb. 18.
ACROSS 1. Panache 6. Lofty abode 11. Delhi nannies 16. Sumptuous repast 21. Walk a bicycle
22. Senator in space 23. Lake rental 24. Baseball's -- Banks 25. Expound at length 26. Adversary 27. Saturn's features
28. Hits the books 29. Turnpike pull-off (2 wds.) 31. Port in a storm 33. Inform, sometimes 35. Down with a cold
36. Political thaw 37. Tempts 38. Mandala builder 39. Not in harbor 40. Caviar, actually 41. Join the interstate
Patterson wins Outstanding Delegate at UN By Randy Patterson Delegates from Woodrow Wilson High School participated at the state conference in Austin for Model United Nations (MUN). MUN is part of the YMCA Youth and Government program, an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization
and multilateral diplomacy. Woodrow had the largest number of MUN delegates from the White Rock/East Dallas area and had one of its delegates, Shelby Patterson, take home an “Outstanding Delegate” award, given for those who show exceptional leadership. All seven delegates had to prepare position papers, serve on committees, and participate in a rather large simulation of the United
Nations. Each delegate was assigned a country to represent and had to act, think and collaborate with other nations to pass resolutions. Delegates are trained to stay in character and represent the actual countries viewpoints on controversial issues. Led by teachers/sponsors Lydia Vanderstoep and Zach Dearing, this is the school's second year to participate at the state conference.
Photo courtesy of Woodrow Wilson High School
Pictured above, front left to right are: Heather DeMoss, Shelby Patterson (President), Ruth Blaker. Back: Cameron Kuzner, Alexandra Patton, Leslie Scherger and Jacob Tarpley.
Your Stars this Week by Stella Wilder
The coming week is likely to present a number of unusual situations that give ample reason for many people to think that perhaps they have traveled back in time. They will be compelled to deal with issues that have been resolved previously, situations that have been encountered before and obstacles that have already been overcome. In other words, there may be times this week when individuals are forced to reconquer what was already conquered or face fears and insecurities that are supposedly no longer valid or pertinent. The truth is that nothing is ever "gone for good," as this week will surely prove! Relationships will be in the spotlight for much of the week, if not publicly, then surely privately. In particular, relationships that have endured dramatic ups and downs over the past weeks or months should, this week, settle into a groove that is comfortable for all, at least for a while. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) You're in need of more information. The answers you seek will come to you from unusual, albeit known, sources. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) – You can accomplish something rather difficult with the help of a generous neighbor who shares your
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) Now is the time for you to revisit an episode that may have left you rather shell-shocked in some way. Emotions are no longer as hot. (March 6-March 20) – A reunion of sorts gives you pause as you discover that things in the past may not have been as you remember them.
ARIES (March 21-April 4) You're eager to give someone a piece of your mind, but understand the importance of time and place. (April 5-April 19) – Where two can be productive, three can accomplish something quite remarkable and memorable. Pick your team wisely. TAURUS (April 20-May 5) You may start the week with a certain outlook that is changed in subtle but significant ways as the days pass. Share thoughts with a friend. (May 6-May 20) –You're getting into something that may not be good for you. Listen to those who have an alternative in mind. GEMINI (May 21-June 6) Review the past days or weeks, and you'll see that things are in need of a slight adjustment or two -- especially on the home front. (June 7-June 20)–You
may still be carrying the shock of a surprise announcement with you long after the dust has settled. CANCER (June 21-July 7) You're eager to meet up with an old friend, but you realize that it may be more difficult than expected to rekindle feelings. (July 8-July 22) – You may not be able to accept an offer of reconciliation; some wounds are too fresh. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) You want to know where things might have gone if you had taken a different path, but this week your perspective may be strangely unclear. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) – You may have the chance to follow in another's footsteps, but pride must not be allowed to stand in your way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) Your sense of balance and style will come in handy. Many others are eager to benefit from your participation and guidance. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) – You're eager to see something new grow from the ashes of a past defeat. If anyone can make it happen, you can! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) There are those who might wish you ill, but you can rise
42. Bunch of flowers 44. Drab, as colors 47. Mary -- (ill-fated ship) 48. Candle lover 49. Soothed 53. "If -- -- a Hammer" 54. Finicky 55. Leaves before opening 56. Bar sing-along 57. -- chi ch'uan 58. Anwar of Egypt 59. Scoundrels 60. The Moon 61. Store-bought hair 62. Objects 64. Golf scores 65. Tumults 66. Comic-strip hyena 67. Bratty kids 68. Potter's oven 69. Freud contemporary 70. Small towns 71. Badges and such 72. Explorer's job 74. Tripod part 75. Gets frizzy 78. Great dog? 79. Bay 80. Portentous 84. Be compliant 85. Turpentine source 86. Marseilles Ms. 87. 1990's dance craze 88. San Francisco hill 89. Electrical units 90. "You said it!" 91. Green sculptures 92. Rights-movement word 93. Argentine cowboys 95. Bleaters 96. Carried on about 97. Opera voice 98. Bring into accord 99. Desert nomads'
PAGE 5 garb 100. Dens or burrows 101. Penny pincher 102. Parched (hyph.) 104. Forum speech 105. Drag race participant 106. Fabulous diamond 109. Belief prefix 110. Long suit 111. Wool yarn 115. Thurman of "Henry & June" 116. Leaf/stem angle 117. Dauntless 118. Extremely variable 119. Swamp critter 121. Proof of ownership 123. Provide capital 125. -- renewal 126. January, to Juan 127. Happen next 128. Metamorphic rock 129. Loses some 130. Above the horizon 131. Faked out the goalie 132. Used a keyboard 133. Buying frenzy DOWN 1. Excalibur 2. A crowd, maybe 3. Brewer's supply 4. Made a sign 5. Beatles' "-- Rigby" 6. See eye-to-eye 7. Essay byline 8. Give it the gas 9. Pressed for time (3 wds.) 10. Blow up a picture 11. Surveyor's units
HISTORY cont'd from page 1 the past, and although we have made huge leaps of progress, there is still evidence of racism in media, curriculum, and society in general. The month of February is a time for schools and media to exemplify and teach the importance of African American History, including, but not limited to the Abolitionist and Civil Rights Movements. Celebrating African American History Month honors the historic and heroic leaders of the black community, and it works to create pride and expand knowledge. It is only in embracing the full American experience that we can gain a true appreciation for what our parents and past generations have been able to accomplish. If we leave out the tough parts of our past from the story, we and our children will fail to understand how truly blessed we are to be Americans. Don’t let that happen; embrace African American History Month for what it is — an opportunity to learn about the entire American family. Copyright 2014 United Feature Syndicate, Inc. above any kind of animosity or acrimony and proceed with confidence. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) – With each new day, you'll come to a new realization that helps you solve an important personal mystery. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) You're putting off something that should actually be quite easy to do. Those particular fears aren't likely to be realized this week. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) – A tricky situation develops, requiring you to see a certain situation from all possible angles. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) You have some duties to tend to before you are able to focus on your own private business. Are all preparations complete? (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) – You don't want to be labeled a "quitter," surely! Stay the course, even though things may get rather difficult. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) You may be facing a lastchance scenario, but a loved one comes up with an option that you hadn't considered. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) – Others may respond favorably to a plan that you find only marginally acceptable – even though it is one you came up with!
12. Foremost 13. Ms. Jillian 14. Nonsense 15. Flavorful seed 16. It's older than the dinosaur 17. Prior to 18. Writer -- Nin 19. Move crabwise 20. Physicist Nikola -30. AAA suggestion 32. Plunging neckline 34. Roomy sleeves 37. It's the -- I could do 38. Zillions 39. Auel heroine 41. Geologic formations 42. Drowses off 43. Mystique 44. Raga instrument 45. Pat Morita show 46. Worms and minnows 47. Guys 48. Flood residues 50. Berth preference 51. Just scraping by 52. Painter of ballerinas 54. White-water peril 55. Hull huggers 56. -- fu 58. Oodles 59. Tranquil 60. Ding-a- -- (airhead) 63. With aloof disdain 64. Utter shrilly 65. View from an oasis 66. German pistol 68. Welles' "Citizen --" 69. Fast-talk 70. Early VCRs 72. Provides staff 73. Rheinland city 74. Added brandy 75. Chain dance 76. WWII craft
(hyph.) 77. Disprove a point 78. Softens the light 80. Slowly vanishes 81. Chops down 82. Pool resources 83. Repair-bill item 85. Mythical bird 86. Fr. ladies 87. Connoisseur 89. Disappointed cry (2 wds.) 90. "Hi-yo Silver, --!" 91. Farr of "M*A*S*H" 94. Mince 95. Spanish river 96. In a despicable way 97. Landing field 99. "Sweet" girl of song 100. Crop yield 101. Plunders 103. Cut, perhaps 104. Mauna - 105. Army off. 106. More gargantuan 107. Yemeni neighbor 108. Gourmet appetizers 110. Let loose 111. Impressed 112. It flowed past Ostia 113. Overjoy 114. No rocket scientist 116. "East of Eden" brother 117. Down in the dumps 118. Show of hands 120. Vein contents 122. "My, my!" 124. Skip stones
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Woodrow girls take second
Story and photo courtesy of Juliette Coulter
Dinner features 'Voices' graduate Voice of Hope held its annual fundraising dinner on Jan. 30 at the Belo Mansion. The dinner featured Voice of Hope graduate Mikaela Nweke, who now works for Exxon Mobil. Pictured are Andrea Pedigo, event chair and Dave Perry-Miller and Associates realtor; Nweke, 2014 Award of Excellence honoree and Exxon Mobil employee; Kathryn Warren, Voice of Hope board member; and Clayton Kershaw, L.A. Dodgers pitcher and supporter of Voice of Hope.
Federal Bank specialist to speak By Anne Buckley The Audelia Road Library Friends begin their Spring Speaker Series on Thurs., Feb. 27 with Stephen Clayton, Senior Economic Education Specialist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He will discuss the function and operation of the bank in today’s economy, and its place in the banking community. A graduate of Austin College with a focus on economics, philosophy and mathematics, he has also done post graduate work in economics at the University of North Texas. Area friends and neighbors are invited
Photo of Stephen Clayton courtesy of The Fannin County Leader
to attend this free event in the library’s auditorium. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. before Clayton’s remarks at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 10045 Audelia
Photo by John Scherger
By John Scherger After winning District titles in January, the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats boys and girls swim teams swam away with a trophy and medals at this years UIL 4-4A Regionals Feb. 7-8 at the LISD Aquatic Center in The Colony. The girls finished second place overall while the boys finished in third place. The team is led by 5th year head coach John F. Long. The Wildcats girls team led by twin sisters Samantha and Olivia Schoenecker (juniors), Michela Maurizi (junior), and Caroline North (freshman) finished second place in the 400m Freestyle, and the team of Greer Lambert, Michela Maurizi, Caroline North, and Lawson Freeman (freshman) finished second place in the 200m Medley relay. Individually, Greer Lambert took third place in the 100m Breaststroke; Samantha Schoenecker placed fourth in the 100m Freestyle and fifth
in 50m Freestyle; Caroline North placed fourth in the 100m Backstroke and fifth in the 200m Individual Medley; Michela Maurizi placed fourth in the 500m Freestyle and sixth in the 100m Backstroke; and Olivia Schoenecker placed sixth in both the Girls 200m and 500m Freestyle. The boys swim team led by Max Zotos (senior), Zane Wright (senior), Noah Thompson (junior), and Colin Weimer (junior) finished third place in both the 200m Medley and 200m Freestyle relays, and the team of Corbin Ray (senior), Blake Norrid (senior), Cole Burnham (junior) and James Holmes (sophomore) placed fourth in the 400m Freestyle. Individually, Max Zotos took third in the 100m Backstroke and sixth in the 200m Individual Medley; Noah Thompson took third in the 100m Freestyle; and Zane Wright took eighth in the 100m Backstroke.
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CTD cont'd from page 1 and earned a master’s degree in performance studies. While in College Station, she was A&M’s coordinator of the Student New Works Festival, and she co-founded the Blueprint Theatre, for which she was co-artistic director. While working toward her master’s degree at A&M, Piepenbrink had the opportunity to research, create and present some interesting papers that combined her fascination with history and her dedication to theater. This past November she presented to the American Society for Theatre Research her paper entitled, “Bonnie, Clyde, and J.R. Ewing: Performance of the Outlaw in Dallas, Texas,” in response to one of the society’s working groups̓ query for papers about the theater scene, history and overall tone of Dallas. “This paper began with the history of Bonnie and Clyde, who were from and buried here. There’s an old tradition of leaving beer bottles, ammunition shells and cigarettes at their graves as a tribute to their outlaw ways. It looked at the history of Dallas’ fictional and nonfictional outlaws, and how the city today interacted with that history,” she said. She has presented papers to other groups as well, such as the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association and
'Monuments Men' fails to be great art the American Society for Theatre Research. She also worked on a National Science Foundation Advance grant. Piepenbrink spoke about her lifelong passion for books. She investigated the role of performance in military training and in reintegrating war fighters into civilian life. As part of this work, she wrote and directed a performance based on her interviews with veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Piepenbrink said she’s been a performer since her childhood. She and her sister Maggie were introduced to theater when their mom took them to plays when they were kids. “I can vividly remember watching Phyllis Diller in ‘Cinderella’ and waiting for her outside the stage door to sign our playbills,” Piepenbrink said. Piepenbrink likes to tell the story of how her parents, Jeni and Craig Piepenbrink, met in Illinois when they performed Laurey and Jud in their small town’s high school production of “Oklahoma.” She was truly born into a theater family.
“The Monuments Men” presents the World War II mission to rescue buildings (monuments) and art pieces that were being stolen or destroyed by the Nazis as they pulled back from their occupied countries. It is based on a book by Dallasite Robert M. Edsel. Dr. Cedric Frank Wood Stokes (George Clooney) is commissioned by President Roosevelt to travel to Europe in 1943 with a team of museum curators and art historians to identify artwork that was being stolen and do what they could to both prevent further theft and retrieve the art that had already been stolen. The idea behind this movie is a great one, not only
for the excitement of the pursuit and espionage, but also for the deep meaningfulness of saving great works of art in Europe. It is very unfortunate that Clooney, who directed it, did not have the expertise or artistic inspiration to pull it off. “The Monuments Men” begins very well with the feel of an old Hollywood movie from the 1940s; probably Clooney’s conscious intention. But the movie soon devolves into a disjointed series of vignettes, which did not hang together as a cohesive story line. One is tempted to say, “Stick to your day job, George.“ “The Monuments Men” is not a disaster. It has many touching moments plus highflying themes of derring-do and suspenseful mystery solving. Instead of impressing us
as a crack team of museum curators and art historians, the men seemed like a team of crackpots. Bill Murray and Bob Balaban create comic relief with their Mutt and Jeff comedy team-up. John Goodman looked very out of place with his age and weight. Matt Damon still looks too much like a pretty-boy Hollywood actor to seem real, but George Clooney succeeds at keeping the 1940s cinema alive due to his Clark Gable good looks. One Brit on the team (Hugh Bonneville), an alcoholic determined to recover, put himself in harm’s way to save “the Madonna” and paid the ultimate price for his bravery. A Frenchmen (Jean Dujardin) was also caught in the crossfire, which provides several heartfelt moments of patriotic grieving. By contrast, Cate Blanchett, ever the impeccable actress, plays Claire Simon who clandestinely catalogues all the art being taken from the French art museum by the Nazi Colonel Wegner (Holger Handtke), making recovery and repatriation of the art much easier. In moviemaking there should be included some moments which are quiet and
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contemplative to add depth to the movie. These moments allow us to take a break from the action and breath in the atmosphere and open our hearts to the characters. The problem with “The Monuments Men” is that there are too many of these moments, causing us to yearn for our manifest goal of saving the art. “The Monuments Men” lurches and slips sideways and offers up blind alleys and false starts. A film must find its thematic drive and stick to it. The music is the score of a great Hollywood film that should have been a contender for Best Movie of the Year. Alexandre Desplat pulls out the stops and gives us a warm and inspirational backdrop that evokes the magnificence of this mission. “The Monuments Men” is a worthwhile project if only to learn about famous works of art. However, don’t look for a work of art in this picture — you won’t find it, unfortunately. Almost a Good Movie. Rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking. Cedric Wood, Ph.D., L.P.C. Couple’s Counselor 7424 Greenville Ave. #104 Dallas, TX 75231 214-394-4040 DrCedWood.com
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Photo of Ivana Hall courtesy of Zac Grimaldo
GARDEN cont'd from page 1 dressed as their favorite president and prizes for the best costumes. The judging begins at noon at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage. The celebrity judge is Miss Texas 2013, Ivana Hall, a Cedar Hill native. Throughout the garden, patriotic music will greet visitors, and all-American fare including hot dogs, popcorn and fried cherry pie will be available for purchase for $1 each. Guests can also watch the horticulture staff build the two 13-foot peacock topiaries that will be ready for the opening of the 30th anniversary of Dallas Blooms on Feb. 22. That date also marks the reopening of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, which has been closed for winterizing and maintenance. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for arboretum members and children two and under. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.
drawer, confronted snakes in the woodshed and taught all elementary grades. Millicent married Floyd T. Johnston on Oct. 26, 1932. Floyd was working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and they began their married life in Rock Island, moved to Burlington, Ill., and then on to Quincy, Ill. In the mid-’30s they relocated to Texas, and, working out of the Galveston office of the COE, traveled around the state in a trailer home, identifying sites for new dams to provide water for the state. In 1941, they moved to Galveston and bought their first home. Millicent worked as laboratory secretary for the Corps of Engineers laboratory in Galveston during the war. In 1940 and ’42, Millicent gave birth to sons John and Floyd (“Chip”). In 1942, Millicent’s father died and her mother moved in with the Johnstons. In 1946, the family moved to Omaha, Neb., where Floyd worked on the locks and dams along the Missouri River north of
Omaha. Millicent became a housewife and mother for five years. Her mother worked as the housemother for the nurses’ residence at the local Lutheran hospital. In 1950, Floyd left the Corps of Engineers and formed a new engineering/geology firm, Mason-Johnston & Associates, in Dallas. Millicent’s mother served as the company bookkeeper for approximately 35 years. When Floyd retired in 1970, Millicent realized that she didn’t need an unemployed individual hanging around the house. So when the opportunity for Floyd to become the executive director of the Association of Engineering Geologists arose, she was pleased to encourage and support that endeavor. Together they enrolled the membership, published monthly newsletters and quarterly bulletins and prepared other publications and notices for the 3,000-member organization for nine years. They retired from the position in the early ’80s. Floyd died in 1991, and Millicent continued to live
in their home for a few years. Around 1995, she moved to Autumn Leaves assistedliving community, where she has enjoyed all phases of the facility and all the wonderful people who have cared for her for most of the last 20 years. Millicent was an avid bridge player until she could no longer see the cards. She always had at least one weekly bridge group going, and sometimes more. She continued to play even after her sight began deteriorating — almost to the point that someone had to tell her what cards she had. She also loves all kinds of sports. There was always a radio going in her house with a football, basketball or baseball broadcast. She has followed every level of Dallas baseball from the early 1950s to the present. Now, during baseball season, her radio is set to the Rangers station for every game. Millicent goes into a sports depression when the Rangers’ season comes to an end each year. Millicent has two sons and daughters-in-law, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Recipe of the Week
Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage
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I make a pot of soup every week for my husband and me to take to work for lunch. This is one of his favorites, which he’s requested time and again. The green chiles do add a little heat — use a can of plain diced tomatoes if you prefer. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 2 cups small green lentils One 28-ounce can tomatoes with green chiles 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 link smoked sausage, cut in half lengthwise and sliced crosswise Salt and pepper (to taste) In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Add the onion and carrots and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the lentils, then stir in the tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are cooked through, about 45 minutes. Stir in the sausage and season again to taste.
The many generations of Millicent's life gather to help her celebrate.
Recipe by Sara Newberry
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SOCHI cont'd from page 3 out of the house and stop as close to the rings in the house at the end to score. The stones, weighing approximately 40 pounds each, cost way more than £40. They are made only in Scotland or Wales and sold in sets of 16 for approximately $10,000. The brooms cost substantially less and, I assume, are available at ACE Hardware. As one would expect from a game that originated in Scotland, “it is about sportsmanship,” Lambert said. “It is a game where, like golf, you call your own penalty. You start the game by shaking your opponent’s hand and saying ‘Good curling!’ Then at the end of the game (which typically lasts two-and-a-half hours), you shake your opponent’s hand and say ‘Well played!’’’ “There is no fingerwaving in the air, or pulling your shirts off after a win,” Lambert said thankfully.
After the match, the losing team buys the victorious team the first drink which is called “Broom-stacking.” Currently curling in Farmers Branch at Dr Pepper StarCenter, The D/FW Curling Club has about 65 members that could double in numbers by the end of the Olympics. “The club started out mainly with northern transplants,” Lambert said. “But with the popularity from the Olympics, about 50 percent of the club is Texan.” Despite running three businesses, Lambert (who lived in North Dakota) dedicates about 20 hours a week to curling and the club, including traveling to matches against other clubs. “I love the game. I love to curl.” Alright, I will reconsider my stance on the Winter Olympics. Let’s make it “Fifty-six channels with nothin’ on.” I’ll be watching curling on the NBC networks, tape delayed or not.
Quote for the Week “Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations… can never effect a reform.” — Susan B. Anthony SOLUTION TO THIS WEEK’S PUZZLE
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Pet Owners + Four Paws = True love By Mary Spencer
Love is in the air and, once again, it’s that romantic time of the year for snuggling and cuddling with your sweetie. Valentine’s Day is upon us, but what if your sweetie happens to have four paws and a furry tail? Maybe your romantic evening will consist of Mary Spencer an elegant dinner at home with Chez Michael Savory Bits of Beef or Fancy Feast Gravy Delights with your special “furry someone,” and your own “dinner for one” from Central Market. Regardless of whom we share this highly promoted evening, Valentine’s Day is a day to open our hearts and exude warm feelings to those we love. While it is difficult to scientifically determine whether animals actually feel love the way people do, any pet owner knows pets form deep attachments, miss a partner when separated (usually us) and grieve when their special someone passes away — regardless of whether that friend has two or four legs. Because we, as pet parents, are their caretakers and entertainers, our furry family members demonstrate their love for us by performing the “happy dance” and wagging their tails enthusiastically upon our return — whether we are gone for 10 minutes or 10 days.
This wild enthusiasm from a loving dog is definitely contagious, releasing healthy endorphins in our brains. Even a cat’s seemingly oblivious and aloof greeting is overlooked when she selectively chooses our lap over every pillow in the house. Our hearts are touched through stories of heroic lifesaving actions from a devoted pet: the dog that pushed his owner out of the way of an approaching train or attacked an intruder; the cat that woke her owner up when a log slipped out of the fireplace or refused to leave the side of a terminally ill owner. Unconditional love stories of our four-legged family members are shared everyday. But what limits would we go to in protecting and caring for these furry creatures? In other words, how much do we really love our pets? And how do we show it? My dear friend Georgia Moore in Winnsboro shared a humorous story of pet love. When we first met, Georgia and I quickly realized that we shared mutual passions in life — including art, great food and wines, countless endearing friends and a huge compassion for animals. Georgia lives a large, zestful life, always with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. Her effervescent personality is energizing and contagious, prompting me to accept her invite for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine anytime. Needless to say, if I was suddenly informed that Georgia and I were actually long-lost sisters, I would be so thrilled and proud to claim Georgia as family.
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Dallas Summer Musicals heads into 74th season By Jo Anne Holt
Photo courtesy of Mary Spencer
Jeanne and her rescue dog, Mandy Recently Georgia received a letter from her biological sister, Jeanne, from Florida, who shared a personal, humorous love/rescue story involving Jeanne’s dog Mandy. Dear Sister, I wish to share a recent adventure, which of course, was ALL husband Bob's fault! Today, when Bob headed out for work, he left the garage door open (HIS Mistake # 1.) Then he called back to report the loss of a Netflix return, which he thought he might have dropped in the driveway (HIS Mistake #2). At the time of his call, I was shaving my legs, sporting only a cute, but
extremely short black sweater and absolutely nothing else. I figured I could just stick my head out and check the driveway through the windows of the garage door — which I will remind you, SHOULD have been down (MY Mistake # 1). I opened the door to the garage and Mandy, my little rescue dog, flew by me like a silver streak, running down the sidewalk and directly into the street at the exact intersection where an elderly couple and two cars had paused, realizing unusual action (was) taking place. Loving my dog as I do, I
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Dallas Summer Musicals Inc., the largest producer of live theatrical entertainment in the Southwest, has named Richard L. (Rick) Rogers, a banking executive and civic leader, chairman of the DSM Board of Directors for 2014. Rogers was installed as board chairman at DSM’s annual meeting in December. He began his banking career in Dallas immediately after earning an MBA from SMU, where he was a SEDCO Scholar. He and his wife, Susan, have two children. Financing middle-market companies has been the focus of Roberts’ banking career, which includes tenure at three banks prior to joining Texas Capital Bank in early 2006. In his current role as executive vice president of Texas Capital Bank, Rogers focuses on financing rapidly growing owner-managed companies. Rogers said it was an honor to have the opportunity to lead this prestigious arts organization during its 74th season. “DSM belongs to the people of Dallas, and we are here to safeguard it and make sure that it is passed along in good condition to the next generation,” Rogers said.
year at Lakehill. Page played very little in the first two games of the season, which make his season statistics even more impressive. To qualify for AllState honors, a player must first be chosen as First Team All-District in his respective District and then be chosen by coaches statewide to make the All-State team. Page also made Academic All-State, along with his Lakehill teammates, Drew Norman, a senior, and junior Cole Ellis. To be selected for Academic All-State, an athlete must be chosen First or Second Team All-District and maintain a 90 or higher overall GPA. Page is Lakehill’s first football player to earn AllState honors since Morgan Lineberry in 2009, and he is the first Lakehill football player to earn First Team All-District honors on both offense and defense in the last ten years. Page is being recruited by several Division 2 and Division 3 schools to play football in college. “Johnathan was a crucial part of the 2013 team’s success,” Head Varsity Football Coach Chris Peacock said. “He very quickly assumed a prominent role on the team through his on-field performance, and more importantly, his leadership.” Peacock explained: “One of our team goals is simple: each day we try to get better as a person and an athlete. Johnathan personified that in a big way. We would come in off the field after a two-hour practice, and it was not at all uncommon for him to hit the weights for another 30 minutes on his own. He was always looking to make himself better. Johnathan was a lot of fun to coach; my only regret is that he was only with us for a year!”
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St. John's introduces new Eagle Scouts By Jana Swart East Dallas residents William Jones, Jack Lane, Kirk Shannon, Hugh Swart and George Whiting have attained the rank of Eagle Scout. William, Jack, Kirk and Hugh started Cub Scouts in second grade in Den 7 of Pack 55 at St. John’s Episcopal School and were led by fathers Carl Lane and Robert Shannon. They held their Eagle Court of Honor at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 9. George Whiting, 18, built a 10-foot tall covered information kiosk for The Nature Conservancy’s Clymer Meadow Preserve northwest of Greenville, Texas. The information kiosk marks the addition to Clymer Meadow Preserve of the Eunice Belle Crabb Shiels Prairie, a 56-acre remnant of the Texas Blackland Prairie, donated in honor of Mrs. Shiels to The Nature Conservancy by her sons and their families. George is a senior at Parish Episcopal School and enjoys soccer, mountain biking and robotics. He is a member of Troop 577 and Venturing Crew 577. George
YAPPY cont'd from page 10 tossed caution and modesty to the wind, running full tilt down the sidewalk, frantically calling in my panicked voice, "Mandy come, please come Mandy, come back." Needless to say, my little furry darling turned deaf to my pleas and totally ignored me. She refused to come, requiring me to pull my short little sweater down as much as possible in front, to cover myself. But … but ... Butt ... need I say more? My backside was now revealed and there was
Dallas. Kirk Shannon, 18, built and stained a 40foot fence to enclose the HVAC system at St. John's Episcopal Church. Kirk attends Lake Highlands High School and played trumpet in the band for three years and is currently the school mascot for the Wildcats. He has parPhoto courtesy of St. John's ticipated in ACT, a group that performs Pictured above, from left to right, are Kirk Shannon, Hugh Swart, musicals, at Lake William Jones, Jack Lane and George Whiting. Highlands United Methodist Church. He is a is the son of Laura and Simon Jana and Bill Swart. member of troop 890. Kirk is Whiting of Dallas. Jack Lane, 18, organized the son of Robin and Robert Hugh Swart, 18, remoda collection of more than 100 eled the library at Northridge gift boxes for underprivileged Shannon of Dallas. William Jones, 18, rePresbyterian Church in children distributed internafurbished the signs and Lakewood. He pulled and tionally through Operation handrails at St. Matthew's boxed books for donation; Christmas Child to children Episcopal Cathedral, a Dallas prepped, primed and painted who are victims of war, povlandmark. He is a senior at the walls; re-shelved the reerty and natural disaster. Bishop Lynch High School maining books and arranged He is a senior at where he has played football the room so that it can be Woodrow Wilson High used as a meeting space. School where he is the Varsity for four years, performed in the school musicals and is He is a senior at Bishop Boys’ Tennis Team captain, a member of the National Lynch High School and has a member of the National History Honor Society. rowed on the White Rock Honor Society and a senior He is a member of Troop Boathouse Juniors crew team class officer. He is a mem577 and serves as vice presifor four years. He is a member ber of Troop 577 and past dent for Venturing Crew 577. of Troop 577 and Venturing president of Venturing Crew William is the son of Cindy Crew 577 where he serves as 577. Jack is the son of Susan and George Jones of Dallas. treasurer. Hugh is the son of Morrison and Carl Lane of no more sweater to be pulled down! The elderly couple just stood there — obviously in shock. The cars didn't move because now Mandy was making merry little circles in the intersection. My mind finally clicked into gear and I yelled, “Mandy — TREAT!” causing the little performing princess to quickly stop and come home, right past me, up the walk, through the door and into the house. GOOD DOG! But now, I am still on the sidewalk, the elderly couple is still not moving, the cars have begun
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Lakehill's Devine makes rank By Lucia Dunlap Marketing Intern Class of 2014 For anyone involved in Boy Scouts, the pinnacle of achievement is to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. It requires sustained and diligent work to complete the many required merit badges and the completion of a major community service project. Less than 3 percent of all boys who enter Boy Scouts obtain the rank of Eagle. Lakehill Preparatory School is proud to recognize senior John Devine as having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Devine has been active in scouting since the first grade. It was no surprise that when he set out to complete
his Eagle Scout project, it would involve the Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association and its afterschool program, where Devine is a long-time mentor and tutor. His project focused on teaching the children there about Dallas History. “Of all the things I've accomplished while at Lakehill,” explained Devine, “I am most proud of my work with Dolphin Heights. The people there are like a family to me.”
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