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Welcome to Lake Highlands Oktoberfest — All photos courtesy of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands

Community Contribution

Lake Highlands was treated to the first community Oktoberfest Oct. 1 sponsored by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands.

The festival took place at the Lake Highlands Town Center site. The weather was beautiful the entire day and it is estimated that more than 4,500 people attended. Continue Reading »


"Flying Skeletons" — Mixed-media by Rebecca Guy

By Bruce Felps

The Bath House Cultural Center and participating artists — 59 of them — pay tribute to the dearly departed, be they people, things, or ideas, this month with the opening of the Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead art exhibit.

The gallery opens Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 12, at the Bath House. An artists reception takes place from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 16. The exhibit and reception are free. Continue Reading »

"And This is How It All Began" — Color photograph by Sharon Neel Bagley

By Bruce Felps

The Lady of the Lake makes a return visit to White Rock Lake, her favorite haunt, during an art exhibit at the Bath House Cultural Center.

The exhibit, titled “The Lady,” features interpretations of the ghostly legend as seen by 17 artists. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

A pair of canine-centric events take place tomorrow and present a doubled-up opportunity for anyone looking to add a dog to the domicile.

Operation Kindness takes to Flagpole Hill from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 1, to put on Dog Day Afternoon.

The event, according to the website, features “vendors with samples, free goodie bags, K9 contests with great prizes, a free pet psychic, an alumni parade, free face painting, live music by GT Texas, and complimentary microchipping for the first 50 dogs.” Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Rio” takes over the big screen on the Lakewood Elementary School campus this week.

The school’s movie night features the animated, uh, feature at 7 p.m., Oct. 30, behind the first-grade mod. Continue Reading »

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By Bruce Felps

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands puts on its first community celebration of Octoberfest just as the calendar changes over to October. Timing is everything.

The near-daylong festivities run from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 1, at the Lake Highlands Town Center, southeast corner of Skillman Street and Walnut Hill Lane.

Admission to the party is free, and tickets will be available for food, beer, and games. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

The Lower Greenville and Lakewood Heights neighborhood associations plan a couple of events designed to help make the community a safer place.

The city’s Community Emergency Response Team — or CERT, because everything needs an acronym — presents an emergency preparedness seminar at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29, at Skillman Church of Christ.

The session covers preparing a family or group of individuals to take action in the case of a tornado or other disaster. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

A post lunchtime cyber-cruise turned up sad news among Woodrow Nation.

Unfair Park and Frontburner reported the passing of Jerry Haynes, aka: Mr. Peppermint, a television icon to generations of kids.. Continue Reading »

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By Bruce Felps

This year’s fall fundraising luncheon organized by the Lakewood Service League benefits the Promise of Peace Community Garden, which works to prevent teen pregnancy and gang involvement among Woodrow students.

The fundraiser and social event — dubbed Harvesting Hope — takes place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 14, at Victor Tangos restaurant along Henderson Avenue. Continue Reading »

Parade Grand Marshal Micki Gunderson Rawlings, first lady of Dallas and Woodrow alumna

By Bruce Felps

The Woodrow Wilson High School homecoming parade dominated some neighborhood streets Wednesday evening much the same way the football Wildcats dominated rival Hillcrest High during Friday night’s 29-7 win.

All-world alum Kyle Rains collected multiple photos — taken by him, Carol Hensley, Gloria West, Lisa Krimm-Smith of the ’90 class, and Beth Labos Basile — from the parade and pep rally, and funneled them over here.

Enjoy the parade retrospective. Continue Reading »

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