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Megan Johnson, Skyline High School; Melissa Garcia, Dallas Academy; Sarah Lewis, Dallas Academy; Kaye Hauschild, Lakehill Preparatory School; Susan Moreno, J. L. Long Middle School; Maria Pacheco, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary.

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding teachers who have made significant contributions to the classrooms and the community. The 2018 Teacher of the Year Award Winners are: Maria Pacheco, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary; Susan Moreno, J. L. Long Middle School; Megan Johnson, Skyline High School; Sarah Lewis, Dallas Academy; Kaye Hauschild, Lakehill Preparatory School; Melissa Garcia, Dallas Academy.

The awards were presented on Tuesday, November 13 at Lakehill Preparatory School Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center.

Each winner received a $250 gift card and a gift card from Hand & Stone Massage and Facial SPA. Each school received a $250 gift card.

Individuals employed as full-time classroom/laboratory/ teachers and coaches were eligible recipients for this award and were evaluated on their professional practice, community engagement, leadership in professional development, and attention to diversity. Each recipient of the award made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to improve and promote education.

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2019 DSOL Debutantes.

The 2019 Dallas Symphony debutantes were honored at a cocktail reception and buffet dinner on November 21 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The debutantes, honor guards and their families were welcomed by DSOL President Lisa Loy Laughlin and Presentation Ball Chair Carla Leffert.

Each of the 33 debutantes were formally introduced by emcee Stan Gardner and joined by an honor guard escort for the presentation. The evening was the start of the holiday weekend which included a mixer for the debs and honor guards, as well as a Bow Boot Camp for the debs.

During the Christmas Holidays, the Debs will return for another busy schedule of parties and bow practice. All the many events will culminate with the 33nd Presentation Ball which will be held on February 9, 2019.

Group photo of 2019 DSOL Debutantes is by James French Photography

All others: Deborah Brown

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Event Chair Michelle Mew, Carolyne Roehm, Honorary Chair Barbara Hunt Crow, Colta Ives, Linda Spina, Women's Council President.

The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum 12th Annual “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium and Luncheon A Passion for Gardens was held on November 14 in Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The stellar lineup for the 2018 program featured Carolyne Roehm, internationally recognized style icon and gardener extraordinaire, and Colta Ives, renowned art historian and landscape designer. It was sold out through publicity and social media before the invitations were put in the mail. Over 300 guests attended and it is expected to raise a record amount.

Longtime supporter of the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas community, Barbara Hunt Crow, was the Honorary Chairman.  Michelle Mew was event chair and Linda Spina is the Women’s Council President.

Colta Ives presented a program on the historic botanical boom of the nineteenth century and its effect on French art, culture, and gardening practices. She recently retired from the Metropolitan Museum with the title Curator Emerita and was a guest curator for an exhibition she conceived and from which her new book Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence was based.

Carolyne Roehm, one of America’s premier lifestyle experts, reminisced about the people and places that have influenced her. She started her career as a fashion designer working alongside Oscar de la Renta before launching her own fashion house.  Through her discerning eye and passion for beauty, she was led into the world of flowers and gardening, where her books are often referred to as the best in their field. Her new book Design & Style: A Constant Thread shows how her creativity and interest in nature, color, quality, and classicism have influenced and transformed her life.

Both guest speakers were overwhelmed with the warmth and hospitality they received and enthusiastically signed their books. Carolyne learned that guests were wearing her fashions and she eagerly jumped up to pose for photographs with the group.  

The night before the Symposium, an Intimate Evening With the Authors reception for Sponsors and Patrons was held in the Highland Park mansion of acclaimed interior designer Betty Lou Phillips. The beautifully decorated home, named one of the ten most beautiful homes in Dallas by D Magazine in 2010, was an unforgettable evening for attendees with a special signature cocktail was served. It was named Passion 82: passion for the garden and 82 for the year the Women’s Council was founded. It is a play on the French 75, using OG Cider from Bishop Cider Co. located in the Bishop Arts district.

“A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium is an annual Fall Fundraiser which has presented outstanding authors and speakers with extensive knowledge in the histories of garden design, architecture and art, and stories of extraordinary individuals and events.

Since 1986, the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the development and maintenance 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.  “A Woman's Garden” celebrates the strength, ingenuity, creativity and determination of all women. It is a centerpiece garden of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Photos by Dana Driensky

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Women's Council President Linda Spina, authors Colta Ives and Carolyne Roehm, event chair Michelle Mew.

The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum hosted An Intimate Evening With the Authors reception for Sponsors and Patrons of the 12th Annual “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium and Luncheon A Passion for Gardens. The party was chaired by Connie Rhoades and was held on November 13 in the Highland Park mansion of acclaimed interior designer Betty Lou Phillips.

In attendance at the party were the distinguished authors for the 2018 program:  Carolyne Roehm, internationally recognized style icon and gardener extraordinaire; and Colta Ives, renowned art historian and landscape designer. Both of the speakers’ current books were available for purchase and the authors autographed them all evening.

The beautifully decorated home, named one of the ten most beautiful homes in Dallas by D Magazine in 2010, was an unforgettable evening for attendees with a special signature cocktail served. The drink was named Passion 82: passion for the garden and 82 for the year the Women’s Council was founded. It is a play on the French 75, using OG Cider from Bishop Cider Co. located in the Bishop Arts district.

 “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium & Luncheon is the Women’s Council annual Fall Fundraiser was held on November 14.  Proceeds go towards the maintenance and improvement of A Woman’s Garden - a principle garden at the Dallas Arboretum.

Longtime supporter of the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas community, Barbara Hunt Crow, was the Honorary Chairman. Michelle Mew was the Event Chair and Linda Spina is the President of the Women’s Council.

Photos by Chuck Clark

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Lisa Loy Laughlin, John and Kristina Hallam, and Kim Noltemy.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s A Noteworthy Night on November 15 was a special evening in the hill top home of Mary McDermott Cook with libations, cuisine and an intimate musical performance by DSO musicians. Featured were Eunice Keem, Mariana Cottier-Bucco, Lydia Umlauf and Grace An. The quartet played the 3rd movement from Borodin's 2nd string quartet and the 4th movement of Dvorak's American string quartet.

Honorary Chairs were Fanchon and Howard Hallam and was chaired by Kim Jacobs Calloway. Lisa Loy Laughlin is the DSOL President.

Presenting Sponsor was Fanchon and Howard Hallam and Ben E. Keith Company Foundation.

Season Sponsor is Sidley Austin LLP.

The proceeds from event will benefit the Dallas Symphony Association and its education and community outreach programs. Some of the quality outreach programs the League supports are: DSO on the Go, Community Concerts and Performances, Cecil and Ida Green Youth Concerts, Symphony Yes!, DSO Kids and Young Strings. A Sponsorship of the Red Violin Program provides a financial gift to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Strings through the Innovators of the DSOL. Children are provided with the sponsored instrument and receive lessons and performance.

Photos by Deborah Brown

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Honorary Chair Dianne Etheredge, Event Chair Amy Turner, Lela Rose, DSOL President Lisa Loy Laughlin, Honorary Chair Meagan Etheredge Sells.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Fashion Notes Luncheon and Style Show honoring Lela Rose was a SOLD OUT affair. Many of Lela’s friends and admirers were there to see the Dallas raised, New York City-based fashion designer receive the Inaugural Fashion Notes Designer Award. It is anticipated that the event will raise a record amount.

Fashion Notes was held on Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Venetian Room at The Fairmont Dallas. The Presenting Sponsor was Veritex Community Bank/Darlene Ellison for the fifth year and the luncheon was underwritten by The Fairmont Dallas.

Dianne Etheredge and her daughter Meagan Etheredge Sells were the Honorary Chairs and Amy Turner was Chairman of the fundraiser. Lisa Loy Laughlin is the DSOL President.

The morning began with a reception and silent auction followed by a fashion show and live auction topped off with a delicious lunch. Fashions were provided by Stanley Korshak, Hip Hip Hooray and St. Bernard Sports. The clothing was modeled by Dallas Symphony supporters including staff and musicians, DSOL Members and former debutantes.

Others in attendance included Caren Prothro, Nita Clark, Roxanne Phillips, Julie Turner, Doris Jacobs and daughters Kim Jacobs Calloway and Teffy Jacobs, Stephanie Bray, and Allie Beth Allman.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dallas Symphony Association and its education and community outreach programs. Some of the quality outreach programs the League supports are: DSO on the Go, Community Concerts and Performances, Cecil and Ida Green Youth Concerts, Symphony Yes!, DSO Kids and Young Strings.

For information: www.dallassymphonyleague.com or 214-871-4004.

 

Photos by Dana Driensky

 

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Lisa Meyer, Honorary Chair Barbara Hunt Crow, Event Chair Michelle Mew, Women’s Council President Linda Spina, Dorothea Meltzer.

The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum revealed the signature drink that will be served for an invitation only Meet the Authors reception for Sponsors and Patrons of the 12th Annual “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium and Luncheon A Passion for Gardens. The event is sold out and names are being added to the wait list for $250 and above tickets.

The cocktail named Bishop 75 is a play on the French 75, using OG Cider from Bishop Cider Co. located in the Bishop Arts district. The special cider provides a mellow effervescence and cool, fruit-forward flavor. The addition of rosemary makes for a more robust, autumn-friendly adaption of this classic cocktail.

Special thanks to Edible Dallas & Fort Worth magazine for introducing the Bishop 75 cocktail to Women's Council just in time for this autumn's A Writer's Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon.

The cocktail will be served at the intimate evening with the symposium speakers which is planned for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6 PM to 8 PM in the Highland Park mansion of acclaimed interior designer Betty Lou Phillips. The party in the beautifully decorated home on St. Johns will be an unforgettable evening for attendees. It was named one of the ten most beautiful homes in Dallas by D Magazine in 2010.

In attendance at the party will be the distinguished authors for the 2018 program:  Carolyne Roehm, internationally recognized style icon and gardener extraordinaire; and Colta Ives, renowned art historian and landscape designer. 

 “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium & Luncheon is the Women’s Council annual Fall Fundraiser.  Proceeds go towards the maintenance and improvement of A Woman’s Garden - a principle garden at the Dallas Arboretum. This year’s event will occur Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Arboretum.

Longtime supporter of the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas community, Barbara Hunt Crow, is the Honorary Chairman. Michelle Mew is the Event Chair and Linda Spina is the President of the Women’s Council.

Both of the speakers’ current books will be available for purchase and autographing at the Symposium. 

The event is sold out and names are being added to the wait list for $250 and above tickets.

Complete Information is available at www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org.

Questions, please contact:

Michelle Mew, Event Chair, 214-236-2564 or mmew1111@aol.com

Mary Ellen Winborn, Reservations Chair, 214-369-2246 or mewinborn@sbcglobal.net

Photos by Deborah Brown

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Fashion Notes Luncheon and Style Show is SOLD OUT. The event will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Venetian Room at The Fairmont Dallas. Lela Rose, the Dallas raised, New York City-based fashion designer, will be the recipient of the Inaugural Fashion Notes Designer Award. To be placed on the waiting list, contact Lisa Loy Laughlin, President of the DSOL, at (214) 507-7661 or lisaloylaughlin3@gmail.com.

Fashion Notes begins with a reception and silent auction followed by a fashion show and live auction topped off with a delicious lunch. Fashions will be provided by Stanley Korshak, Hip Hip Hooray and St. Bernard Sports. The luncheon is underwritten by The Fairmont Dallas. Proceeds support the education and outreach programs of the DSO.

Dianne Etheredge and her daughter Meagan Etheredge Sells are the Honorary Chairs Amy Turner is Chairman of the fundraiser.

For information: www.dallassymphonyleague.com or 214-871-4005.

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Helen Murchison and Presentation Ball Chair Carla Leffert.

The mothers of the debutantes and honor guard met on October 10 at the home of Kathy Shuford for details leading up to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s 33rd Annual Presentation Ball on February 9, 2019. More than 20 events are planned from the Thanksgiving holidays to the grand finale in February where 32 debutantes will be presented at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Presentation Ball Chair Carla Leffert and committee chairs provided guidelines for ensuring all goes smoothly ranging from making hotel reservations to planning for photography sessions to scheduling hair and make-up appointments.

Honorary Chairs for the event are Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. Lisa Loy Laughlin is the DSOL President.

Photos by Deborah Brown

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The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum announced that its annual Fall Fundraiser “A Writer’s Garden” Literary Symposium & Luncheon A Passion for Gardens is a SELLOUT. To be added to the waitlist for $250+ tickets, contact Mary Ellen Winborn mewinborn@sbcglobal.net or 214-369-2246.

This year’s event will occur Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Arboretum. Proceeds go towards the maintenance and improvement of A Woman’s Garden - a principle garden at the Dallas Arboretum.

The distinguished authors for the 2018 program are Carolyne Roehm, internationally recognized style icon and gardener extraordinaire; and Colta Ives, renowned art historian and landscape designer. 

Longtime supporter of the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas community, Barbara Hunt Crow, is the Honorary Chairman. Michelle Mew is the Event Chair and Linda Spina is the President of the Women’s Council.

Both of the speakers’ current books will be available for purchase and autographing at the Symposium. 

Complete Information is available at www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org.

Questions, please contact:

Michelle Mew, Event Chair, 214-236-2564 or mmew1111@aol.com

Mary Ellen Winborn, Reservations Chair, 214-369-2246 or mewinborn@sbcglobal.net