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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 »


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By Bruce Felps

Speaking of Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, and we were just this morning, the Patient Access Services team pooled their respective carpentry talents to benefit Family Gateway, an Old East Dallas agency that provides housing and services to homeless families.

The access sevices staff built, with their very own hands, a children’s table and two stools for the charity. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

National Night Out returns to East Dallas tomorrow with the ultimate goal of preventing neighborhood crime.

The national program serves communities on the neighborhood level. It focuses on relations between residents and city services, police and fire departments, charitable organizations, and each other. Continue Reading »

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By Bruce Felps

In conjunction with its centennial celebration, Vickey Place Neighborhood Association whipped up a few recipes and published them in a commemorative cookbook titled “Recipes and Recollections: Vickery Place Cooking Since 1911.”

Neighborhood residents Shelia Huffman and Kathy Harris compiled a collection of 150 recipes from Vickery Place residents past and present 15 local landmark restaurants, neighborhood photographs dating back to the 1920s, and historical trivia. Local historian Rose Mary Rumbley wrote the foreword. 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 »

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 »

By Bruce Felps

The Balcony Club remains alive and swinging.

After a brush with eviction, a donation-generating night of jazz and libations, along with the rallied support of the community, The Balcony Club raised enough money to appease the landlord.

Behind on rent, owner Thomas Stanco managed to pay off a portion of the debt and, in meeting with amenable property representatives, renegotiate a more favorable lease.

A full release from the club appears after the jump. Suffice it to say, though, that the jazz licks will continue for a good while to come. Continue Reading »

Lakewood Country Club then — Courtesy Image

By Bruce Felps

The year of centennials continues in East Dallas.

Following centennial celebrations for Ebby Halliday, White Rock Lake, and SMU, the Lakewood Country Club — Dallas’ oldest club on the same geographical location — hits the century mark this fall and marks the occasion with a kickoff party for members at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 24. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Woodrow-in-the-know Kyle Rains just sent word that Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will join his wife, Micki Gunderson Rawlings, Woodrow class of 1968, in today’s homecoming parade.

On the traffic front, street closings begin at 5:30 p.m., to correspond with the parade’s start. Continue Reading »

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Community Contribution

The Munger Place Home Tour and Tremont Party take place this weekend in one of the city’s most architecturally historic neighborhoods..

Five restored homes, one newer Craftsman construction, and the newly renovated Munger Place Church will be on tour to the public from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 24. Continue Reading »

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