Archive for January 2012


Anna Quindlen Highlight of Luncheon Fundraiser

by Joy Donovan on January 30, 2012

Anna Quindlen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will speak in Fort Worth at a luncheon for Planned Parenthood.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Anna Quindlen will speak Friday at Planned Parenthood of North Texas’ Annual Luncheon, held this year at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

The third woman to write for The New York Times’ op-ed page, Quindlen wrote the award-winning column “Public and Private.” She also wrote for Newsweek magazine for 10 years and has authored fiction and non-fiction best-sellers. The married mother of three is a graduate of Barnard College where she chairs the board of trustees.

Co-chairing the Fort Worth luncheon are Marinda Allender and Kathy Spicer. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of reproductive health services in the state of Texas, serving 84,000 patients last year.

Sponsorships are available, and those at the $2,500 level or higher will be invited to a cocktail reception Thursday. For more information, call 817-878-2650, extension 10154.

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Planned Parenthood Annual Luncheon

by Joy Donovan on January 29, 2012

Date: 2012-02-03

Location: Fort Worth Omni Hotel

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Description: Pulitzer Prize-winner Anna Quindlen will speak at Planned Parenthood\’s annual fundraiser.

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Legacy of Men Breakfast

by Joy Donovan on January 23, 2012

Date: 2012-02-21

Location: Renaissance Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth

Start Time: 8:00 am
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Description: Former Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief will be honored.

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Texas Ballet Theater Ballet Ball

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Date: 2012-02-11

Location: Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth

Start Time: 7:00 pm
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An Affair of the Heart

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Date: 2012-02-18

Location: 1010 Collins Entertainment Center, Arlington

Start Time: 6:30 pm
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Description: Spring gala and art auction. $75 per person. 817-275-4600.

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You\’re Beautiful! Style Show and Luncheon

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Date: 2012-01-27

Location: UNT Gateway Center, Denton

Start Time: 12:00 pm
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Description: Style show and luncheon raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

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Eating a piece of fried chicken will NOT give you diabetes! So don’t blame Paula Deen!

by Larre Green on January 19, 2012

Just recently on one of the major television news shows Paula Deen revealed that she now has Type 2 Diabetes and has known for the past three years.

Well faster than you can say “start with butter,”  many of her  critics have jumped on board chastising Ms. Deen for having shared with the pubic recipes that they deem too high in fat and calories after she knew that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  Now I am not going to argue how many calories are too many calories but I am going to say that if you believe that eating one piece of fried chicken will give you Diabetes, please consult your doctor…and I am talking about the type of doctor that will lay you down on a couch!

Sadly, if you decided to fry the entire the entire chicken farm and consume it, or if your daily diet consisted high in fat and caloric meals, you probably are putting your health in jeopardy.  We are talking about moderation and common sense people.

I remember a popular phrase when I was growing up was “The devil made me do it!”  That always was followed up by a laugh.  In my opinion, that same laughter is what applies here.

If I ever hear “I am fat because Paula Deen showed me how to make homemade cookies,” I think I am going to have to toss mine!  Paula Deen’s recipes may be high in fat and calories but the choice to consume unhealthy amounts is our decision!

Always remember, one finger pointing out and someone has three fingers pointing right back at you!  Think about it!

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9th Annual Gallery Night

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Date: 2012-03-03

Location: Marriott Solana, Westlake

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Description: Food, wine and auctions to benefit the Westlake Academy\’s foundation.

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Quilts Across America Show

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Start Date: 2012-02-17

Location: Hurst Conference Center

End Date: 2012-02-18
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Description: Bear Creek Quilt Guild\’s quilt show.

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Valentine’s is Next Month, Right?

by Joy Donovan on January 18, 2012

Same song, fourth verse.

As I’m perusing the store aisles, I’m automatically drawn to the Valentine section. Yes, it’s mid-January, but we’ve gotten through Christmas and New Year’s. It’s time to decorate and think of the next holiday.

But what does appear to my wandering eye? Cadbury chocolate eggs! Yes, Easter candy so grandly displayed next to the Valentine candy.  Oh my.

Easter this year–in case you’re wondering–is April 8.

I’m telling you. We need to give each holiday it’s due. A little respect. And a little breathing room, too.

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