a classroom kids will love

Posted by    |    March 29th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

After 10 years in the making, the Dallas Arboretum broke ground last Monday on The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, opening spring 2013.  Familiar (and notable) faces filled the garden to celebrate the creation of this game-changing, North Texas gateway into strengthening science education for our children. Honorary Chairman, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Dallas Mayor, Dwaine Caraway, spoke at the ceremony, sharing their support and excitement for what’s to come.

So what is to come?  A 7-acre, science adventure garden and laboratory, created specifically for children and tailored to families, that will profoundly impact the education of young minds.  The garden consists of 150 interactive exhibits and 16, primarily outdoor, “hands-on” classrooms, including The Incredible Edible Garden, The Wild Wetland Walk, Texas Skywalk and Pure Energy.  Your kids won’t even know they’re learning while they partake in the many activities the garden has to offer, like taking an elevated walk through the tree canopy, investigating natural energy, hiking in the grass tunnels of the wetlands or experience the 31 best fruit-bearing trees for North Texas…just to list a few. (more…)

Centennial and the City

Posted by    |    March 18th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Have you checked out our video on White Rock Lake?  It’s a must-see. White Rock Lake: The Centennial Celebration

The sights of this East Dallas escape create an overall sense of peace. Not to mention gratitude for an oasis of rest, recreation and retreat in such close proximity – literally right down the street for Lakewood locals.  This signature Dallas park symbolizes many different things for Dallas residents, like relaxation, nature and wildlife, family activities and connection with a significant measure of our city’s history.  It’s a place for hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, bird-watching or simply enjoying the refreshing breeze off the water with a good book or good company.

No time like the present to honor the 100th birthday of this premiere park in North Texas.  The 2011 Comerica White Rock Lake Centennial Celebration kicks off tomorrow, March 19th, and runs through June 26th, bringing you and your family 100 days of events and activities, including a Centennial Concert at the end of June.  Proceeds benefit 10 capital improvement projects at the lake – letting you give back and get festive!

Visit whiterockdallas.org for more information.

Groove is in the Art

Posted by    |    March 16th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Springtime in Dallas, outdoor activities, colorful blooms as far as the eye can see…all groovy, if you ask me.  Throw in some original art and you’ve got plans for this weekend. ArtScape at The Dallas Arboretum kicks off this Friday, March 18 featuring close to 100 artists from around the country.  Explore an array of sculpture, paintings, jewelry, woodworking, photography and more – on display and available for purchase.  While you’re there take in the natural beauty of spring at this East Dallas oasis with Dallas Blooms. Running through April 10th and showcasing over 500,000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, it’s no surprise Dallas Blooms is the premier floral festival in the southwest.

So let’s re-cap.  Art show & sale, beautiful spring weather and 66 acres of spring-blooming bulbs?  I can’t think of even one reason not to go. Every day of the exhibit.

The Dallas Arboretum  |  8525 Garland Road  |  Dallas, Texas 75218

There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by    |    November 30th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I’m going to be honest and let everyone know that I usually don’t get out of my bed on a Saturday morning before 11 a.m. Yes, I’m 28, judge away. SO, when my alarm went off at 8am, on November 13th, 2010, it was a struggle…to say the least. However, almost immediately upon my arrival to the first Lakewood Home Festival stop, on Brookside right behind Lakewood Country Club, I could feel the energy and enthusiasm. It was 9:30 A.M., the first semi cold morning that Texas had seen (translation: freezing to us natives), and yet everyone was in great spirits; ranging from the multitude of volunteers (that means they did NOT have to be there) to everyone on the Home Festival committee. And everyone’s buzzed attitude got me over that early morning slump fast, as each and every person made me feel welcome and part of the team. (more…)

Flop

Posted by    |    August 12th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

This may be the Highland Park chick in me speaking, but, I’d heard a lot of great things about the grandeur that is Swiss Avenue, and all I have to say is: not so much. Driving down the avenue, my eyes were met with unmanicured lawns and houses that seriously need to be gutted in order to receive my stamp of approval. If you own a large home on a street whose name is synonymous with “McMansion” I think you can afford a landscaping service. Please, mow your lawn.