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  • 08 Feb 2016 6:46 PM | Anonymous


    Woodrow Wilson High School is working on an event called Learning Matters which will be held on Thursday, April 7th from 11-1. They need 5-10 volunteers to speak at this event - college graduates to speak to an individual class about the importance of going to and graduating college. If you are interested, contact John Lambert jlambert@rcpholdings.com

  • 04 Feb 2016 3:09 PM | Anonymous

  • 01 Feb 2016 5:45 PM | Anonymous


    Founders
    Ewa Korzeniowska and Eva Brandys

    A Ribbon Cutting was held on Saturday, Jan. 30 for the Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts on Gaston Ave. next door to Cane Rosso.
     

    Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts is the first fine arts environment in Dallas to extend art, dance and music curriculums. Co-founders Brandys’ and Korzeniowska’s vision is not only to identify and refine young talent but ignite camaraderie amongst students of the varying disciplines and dreams.

    Founders are:

    Eva Brandys—Pianist, founder and Director of five year old Park Cities School of Music (PCSM) and Co-Founder of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts (LCFA). A Poland native with a Masters of Music in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelors in Piano Performance from Dallas Baptist University. Eva has over two decades of experience as a piano instructor in both private and group settings.

    Ewa Korzeniowska—Painter, Director and Co-founder of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts.  A childhood spent at her grandparent’s music school and a family heritage of opera singers, pianists, guitarists and violinists inspires Ewa’s cultural and business influence in the Lakewood fine arts program. 

    Photo by Deborah Brown

    Key to photo

    Ewa Korzeniowska and Eva Brandys

  • 26 Jan 2016 7:41 PM | Anonymous

     Open House offers performances, fine arts activities and talent evaluations.

    Saturday, January 30 from 3-5 p.m.
    7328 Gaston Ave.


    WHAT:  The grand opening celebration of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts (LCFA) – the only fine arts school offering music, dance and art curriculum for all ages in Dallas. The event is open to the public and will spotlight talented student performers stemming from their affiliate school—Park Cities School of Music. Select instructors will also perform including Co-Founder Eva Brandys where a painter and dancer will adapt their performance to her original composition. Throughout the event, the schools’ instructors will also offer complimentary ‘talent evaluations’ which helps identify a child’s natural inclinations, interests and long term artistic potential. In addition guests of all ages can participate in a Karaoke contest, engage in dance, music and art activity stations and enjoy complimentary sip, bites and amusement by neighborhood favorites including Primo Brothers Pizza, Society Bakery, Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense, The Photo Van and more.

    WHO:  Eva Brandys—Pianists, founder and Director of five year old Park Cities School of Music (PCSM) and Co-Founder of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts (LCFA). A Poland native with a Masters of Music in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelors in Piano Performance from Dallas Baptist University. Eva has over two decades of experience as a piano instructor in both private and group settings.

    Ewa Korzeniowska—Painter, Director and Co-founder of Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts.  A childhood spent at her grandparent’s music school and a family heritage of opera singers, pianists, guitarists and violinists inspires Ewa’s cultural and business influence in the Lakewood fine arts program.

    WHY: Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts celebrates their standing as the first fine arts environment in Dallas to extend art, dance and music curriculums. Co-founders Brandys’ and Korzeniowska’s vision is not only to identify and refine young talent but ignite camaraderie amongst students of the varying disciplines and dreams.

     

  • 21 Jan 2016 3:18 PM | Anonymous

    Entrepreneurial Leader,


    As part of the Small Business Forward initiative to connect small businesses to crucial resources, JPMorgan Chase has partnered with U.S.SourceLink to help make area resources more visible by creating an easy-to-read visual illustration of key business building resources.  

    The Dallas B.R.A.I.N.
     and Texas Christian University have been asked to help lead this project. As part of our mission in building the most comprehensive entrepreneurial and small business resource directory in Dallas-Fort Worth, we want to make sure your organization is included. This project has already been completed in Columbus, Denver and Seattle. (Please see the Seattle SourceFinder illustration.)

     

    To kick off this initiative, we will be hosting several feedback sessions with selected area entrepreneurial leaders. These meetings will include:

    • Time to discuss the local business ecosystem, opportunities, challenges and next steps to strengthen it.
    • These sessions will also give us a chance to learn about your programs and services, so that they can be accurately reflected in the D/FW SourceFinder Infographic.

    The D/FW SourceFinder will be released during Startup Week 2016. Therefore, we would all benefit greatly if you, or your designee could join us at one of the D/FW area sessions listed below.

    DALLAS
    ________________
    Sammons Small Business Center
    1515 Young St., 5th
    Dallas, TX 75201
    ________________
    Wed, February 10th
    10 am - Noon

    FORT WORTH
    ________________
    Texas Christian University
    2805 W. Lowden St.
    Room #104B
    Fort Worth, TX 76109
    ________________
    Thur, February 11th
    10 am - Noon
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    FRISCO
    ________________
    North Texas Enterprise Center
    6170 Research Rd.
    Frisco, TX 75033
    ________________
    Wed, February 10th
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    U.S.SourceLink will be coordinating logistics and providing implementation support of this effort. 

    U.S.SourceLink is a national leader specializing in building entrepreneurial ecosystems. A representative from U.S.SourceLink will be reaching out to answer any questions about the project and to confirm your attendance.  

     

    Participants are encouraged to RSVP to Pola Firestone at firestonep@ussourcelink.com or 844-804-8775.  Your response by Friday, January 29th is greatly appreciated.

     

     

     


     

    Our address is:
    J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
    1515 Young St., 5th Floor
    Dallas, TX 75201

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  • 30 Dec 2015 3:48 PM | Anonymous


    The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden announces A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea featuring Guest Speaker Page Dickey at the Arboretum’s Rosine Hall, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The event is open to the public.

    Sandra Estess is the Honorary Chair and Venise Stuart is the Event Chair. Renee Querbes Farren is the Women’s Council President. 

    Page Dickey has been gardening passionately since her early twenties. She writes about gardening, garden design, and American’s gardens for House and Garden, House Beautiful, Horticulture, Elle Décor, Fine Gardening, Garden Design, and other publications. Page is the author of several books, including Gardens in the Spirit of Place, Breaking Ground, and Inside Out. Her first book, Duck Hill Journal, and her most recent book, Embroidered Ground, are about Duck Hill in New York, where she lived and gardened for thirty years. In 1995, Page co-founded the Open Days Program, the unique, nationwide, garden visiting program of the Garden Conservancy and has served on its board since 2004. She is the Editor of Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration – 25 Years of the Garden Conservancy.

    Outstanding American Gardens is a celebration of the Garden Conservancy’s achievement in the 25 years since it was founded to preserve and share exceptional American gardens for the enjoyment and education of the public. In the future, as in the past, the Garden Conservancy’s mission will continue to be based on the belief that “gardeners are artists and great gardens, like painting and sculpture, must be preserved. Our cultural heritage must include, forever, gardens.” 

    A reception for A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea Underwriters, Sponsors and Patrons to meet Page Dickey is planned for Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12 noon to 1:15 pm, preceding the tea at Rosine Hall. 

    Since 1986, the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the design, construction, funding and endowment of A Woman’s Garden, the only public garden in the nation conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women and dedicated to the spirit of women. The support of over 600 members of the Women’s Council make possible the continued expansion and improvement of A Woman’s Garden

     Funds raised from A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea will assist with the development of The Boxwood Niche, the newest expansion within A Woman’s Garden

    Individual tickets for A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea are $100. For Patron and Sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets on-line, visit: www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org or call Carol Nelson, Reservation Chair, 214-528-8029.

  • 14 Dec 2015 2:57 PM | Anonymous

     Dallas CBD Second Light Rail Alignment (D2) Public Meetings

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) have initiated the Project Development (PD) phase for the D2 project, which includes preparation of a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) and Preliminary Engineering (PE).  The D2 Project consists of approximately 2.4 miles of at-grade and below-grade light rail alignment with up to five new light rail stations in the Central Business District of Dallas. 

    The purpose of the SDEIS is to evaluate the impacts of the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) alignment and of additional design options that will likely be identified as part of this process. These design options may result in new potential environmental and social impacts that were not explored in the original DEIS circulated for comment in March 2010.

    Two Public Meetings will be held onThursday, December 17, 2015:

    12:00 p.m. •DART Headquarters, Board Room • 1401 Pacific Ave. • Dallas, TX 75202

    6:30 p.m. • First Presbyterian Church, Byrd Hall • 1835 Young St. • Dallas, TX 75201

    More information of the project and how to provide input on design options and potential environmental and community impact issues can be found at www.DART.org/D2.

  • 01 Dec 2015 1:23 PM | Anonymous

    Dallas Virtual Career Expo

                    “100’s of jobs, Start your future now!”

     

    January 20th, 2016

    Virtual Career Fair

    11am-2pm

             

    Go online January 20th and get hired! Plan to attend the Dallas area’s #1 Virtual Career Fair in Engineering and Technology. It’s the easiest way to chat live with hiring managers about their opportunities. View their virtual booths, chat live with managers about jobs you are interested in, view the employer brochures and videos and be part of the most progressive hiring event in Dallas. This event is your opportunity to advance your career or view potential new opportunities from the comfort of your home or office. Please save the date!

     

    The Dallas Engineering and Technology Virtual Career Expo

     

    Recruit for: 
    Engineering (all disciplines), Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Energy, Aerospace, Software, Hardware, Manufacturing, Process, Systems, Design, Development, Power, Stress, Structural, Environmental, Electronics, Security, Network, IT, Information Security, Scientific, Project Management and related.

     

    All jobs require US citizenship and a minimum 2 years of related industry experience on top of related degree.

     

    To learn more and register, please visit: http://bit.ly/1NG8V5c.

     

  • 30 Nov 2015 4:21 PM | Anonymous

     

    Donna Mason, Chairman
    WRP Police Support & Crime Watch


    great advice From Katherine robinson at dpd ne patrol division
    Please share with your neighborhood!

    What is Burglary?

    A Burglary occurs when-without the consent of the owner-a person enters a habitation or building (or any part of the building) not open to the public with intent to perform a felony, theft or assault or remains concealed with intent to commit the same.

     

    BURGLARY FACTS

    • Household burglary is one of the easiest crimes to commit but one of the hardest to solve.

    • A majority of household burglaries occur during daylight hours when most people are at work or school.

    • Burglaries also occur at night when there are obvious signs that no one is home.

    • Most apartment burglars are young males looking for things that are small, expensive, and can be easily converted to cash.

    • Statistics show that in a number of household burglaries there is no forced entry.


     THE BURGLAR

    • Burglars will knock on your door to see if you’re home.  If you answer the door, they’ll quickly respond that they are looking for someone and ask if that person is there.  They have also been known to ask if your neighbors are home to find out which homes are empty.  They will then go to another door and do the same thing.

    • Burglars will try the door knob and if the door is locked, they will force the door open with a pry tool or kick the door in.

    • Burglars want to get in and out fast before they’re caught.

    • Young burglars will have back packs on and wander around apartment complexes and residences during school hours.  If you observe this, call 911 and inform the dispatcher of this suspicious activity.

     

    WHAT CAN YOU DO?

    • If you see someone hanging around that you are suspicious of call 911.  Tell the 911 operator there is a suspicious person on property, where they are located, what they look like, and what they’re wearing.  If a vehicle is involved, describe it and give the operator the license plate number.

    • Always keep your doors, windows and sliding glass doors locked.

    • If you go out, leave some lights on as well as a TV or radio.   Consider putting these objects on a timer to come on automatically.   This gives the impression someone is home. 

    • Don’t leave flyers accumulating on the clip outside your door, newspapers on your lawn, or mail in your mailbox.  Have a neighbor pick up your mail and cancel newspapers.

    • Always use your peep hole or window to see who is at the door, do not open your door for someone you do not know.

    • Engrave Property (Operation ID) and record your serial numbers.

    • Install secondary locking devices on windows and doors.

    • Install and activate a centrally monitored alarm system and register your system with the Dallas Police Department.

    • Install a home security camera system.

     

    *Stay tuned for more crime prevention tips!  These tips have also been posted to the DPD – Northeast Division Facebook Page and Northeast Nextdoor Community.

     

     

    SC Katherine Robinson #10007

    Neighborhood Policing Officer

    Volunteers in Patrol Coordinator

    Northeast Patrol Division

    Dallas Police Department

    214-681-3476

    katherine.robinson@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

     




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