Archive for August 2011


Tarrant County My Heart. My Life. Heart Walk

by Joy Donovan on August 30, 2011

Date: 2011-09-10

Location: Fort Worth Stockyards

Start Time: 8:30 am
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Description: Heart Walk Chairman, Robert Earley, president of JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, will lead the new walking route in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards for the American Heart Association.

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Dallas My Heart. My Life. Heart Walk

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Date: 2011-09-10

Location: Victory Park, Dallas

Start Time: 8:30 am
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Description: Walk chairman Matt Clifton, chairman of the board of Holly Corporation, with honorary chairman, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Founder of Cooper Aerobics, will lead the American Heart Association walk.

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Christmas in Cowtown

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Start Date: 2011-10-05

Location: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth

End Date: 2011-10-08
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Description: Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market, sponsored by the Junior League of Fort Worth, is a juried show of more than 130 carefully selected exhibitors in a beautifully decorated and holiday-themed setting.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

by Joy Donovan on August 29, 2011

Date: 2011-10-22

Location: Rangers Ballpark, Arlington

Start Time: 9:00 am
Description: Walk to raise funds for the American Cancer Society\’s breast cancer research and programs.

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North Texas Leaders Chosen for Legacy Awards

by Joy Donovan on August 26, 2011

Tanya Brown, sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson

Winners have been named for the 2011 Legacy of Women Awards, chosen annually and honored a  fall luncheon benefiting SafeHaven of Tarrant County.

This years luncheon, set for Oct. 14 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, will feature keynote speaker Tanya Brown, youngest sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson.

Honorees are nominated by the public, and chosen for their outstanding contributions by specially-formed committees. This year’s winners and their catergories are:

Winners in the arts  Shirley Orr, of Theatre Arlington; Deborah Ferguson, news anchor at NBC 5; and portrait artist Cheri Irwin. For the business category, selected were Connie Gauntt, owner of Gene Allen’s Gift Stores; attorney Patricia Cole; and Realtor and broker Roxann Taylor.

Education honorees include Judy Leflore, director of the Pediatric and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs at University of Texas at Arlington; Triesha Light, psychology professor at Tarrant County College;  and Shea Stanfield-McGarrah, pre-kindergarten coordinator for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district. Winning for health and human services are Jackie Finch, president of Cancer Research Foundation of North Texas; Dr. Karen Albritton, director of adolescent and young adult oncology at Cook Children’s Medical Center; and Jenny Ellis, oncology nurse specialist at Texas Health HEB Hospital.

Outstanding for their volunteerism are Laura Distefano, Martine Ginsburg, Ginny Richards and Karen Parsinen.

Guest speaker Brown and her family created The Nicole Brown Foundation in 1994 to educate communities on strategies to prevent domestic violence. Nicole Brown Simpson’s famous ex-husband, O.J. Simpson was accused of her murder in 1994 before being found not guilty in a controversial decision. Tanya Brown recently was the keynote speaker at The Sixth Annual Conference to Promote Mental Health and Prevent Mental Illness in Washington, D.C.
A frequent guest on national TV programs, Tanya Brown is completing her master’s degree in counseling at Argosy University.

For sponsorship information, contact Valerie Salter at 817-546-6040, ext. 246 or vsalter@safehaventc.org.  Additional information about SafeHaven is available by visiting www.safehaventc.org.

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Children\’s Cancer Fund 24th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

by Joy Donovan on August 25, 2011

Date: 2012-05-02

Location: Hilton Anatole, Dallas

Start Time: 11:30 am
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Description: The 2012 fashion show will feature children undergoing treatment for cancer at Children\’s Medical Center. Children will be escorted by corporate sponsors
and celebrity guests, including honorary co-chairs Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman.

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Book Signings–One of My Favorite Things

by Joy Donovan on August 20, 2011

Julie Andrews sang about Maria’s favorite things in “The Sound of Music.” You might remember –raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens and so forth.

We all have our own lists, don’t we? Mine would include  Broadway show tunes, Diet Cokes from Sonic, Chanel No. 5, summer tomatoes, laughing babies and book signings, mostly my own. Book signings I always knew would be a great thing, but only the past year, since the publishing of “Grace & Gumption: The Cookbook,” have I actually had a chance to participate in this lifelong fantasy.

I have waited in line to get books signed by certain authors. While that can be a thrill, it doesn’t compare to the thrill of being asked to sign my own autograph to my own book. Haven’t gotten tired of it yet. Not one little bit. 

The authors of “Grace & Gumption,” published by TCU Press, recently were asked to headline an event co-sponsored by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. The authors are a smart, interesting group of women, and I’m just privileged they let me hang out with them. You can read editor Judy Alter’s take on the evening here: http://judys-stew.blogspot.com/2011/08/fun-and-food.html#links.

Our next gig will be in October for the auxiliary at Texas Health Resources HEB Hospital in Bedford, and then in April at the Fort Worth Woman’s Club. Just ask us to sign the books…we love it like Maria likes those bright woolen mittens.

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Colleyville Garden Club Membership Brunch

by Joy Donovan on August 18, 2011

Date: 2011-09-07

Location: Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk

Start Time: 9:00 am
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Description: Following brunch, master gardener Ben Oefinger will explain how to grow color year round. in our garden all year. Visitors welcome. Call 817-366-2232 or e-mail colleyvillegardenclub@gmail.com.

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National Tell a Joke Day and Blond Jokes

by Larre Green on August 16, 2011

Today, August 16, 2011, is “National Tell a Joke Day” and I thought I would share one of my favorites!  And being blondish, I can tell these!

Driving

Two blondes were going to Disneyland .  They were driving on the Interstate when they saw the sign that said “Disneyland LEFT.”  They started crying and turned around and went home.

FLORIDA OR MOON

Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking, and one blonde says to the other, ‘Which do you think is farther away… Florida or the moon?’

The other blonde turns and says ‘Helloooooooooo, can you see Florida ?????’

CAR TROUBLE

A blonde pushes her BMW into a gas station. She tells the mechanic it died.  After he works on it for a few minutes, it is idling smoothly.

She says, ‘What’s the story?’

He replies, ‘Just crap in the carburetor’

She asks, ‘How often do I have to do that?’

SPEEDING TICKET

A police officer stops a blonde for speeding and asks her very nicely if he could see her license.

She replied in a huff, ‘I wish you guys would get your act together.

Just yesterday you take away my license and then today you expect me to show it to you!’

IN A VACUUM

A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night…

It was her turn. She rolled the dice and she landed on Science & Nature.

Her question was, ‘If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?’

She thought for a time and then asked, ‘Is it on or off?’

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One Mile at a Time Relay Texas

by Joy Donovan on August 15, 2011

Date: 2011-10-29

Location: Lone Star Ranch, Frisco

Start Time: 6:00 am
End Time: 6:00 pm

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Description: A 12-hour run for the TeamConnor Foundation.

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