Extend an olive branch for children’s sake

The troubling nature of censorship is clearer when it falls on the very young.  A certain kind of silence, that which comes from holding back the truth, is abusive itself to the child. The soul has a natural movement toward knowledge, so that not to know can be to despair.  In the paucity of explanation […]

To run or not to run? That is the question

Even with a background in fitness, I have never been much of a runner.  I was a tall, skinny kid and although I was in basketball for one year in middle school, the running wore me out – I was a good shot, but I had no endurance and my skinny, little body had no power.  […]

Timothy Penland to autograph copies of his children’s books

(Grapevine) Author and speaker Timothy Penland will autograph copies of his books from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Merry’s Christmas & Clowns, 309 S. Main St. in historic downtown Grapevine. Books will be available for purchase. Penland is the author of the “Night Before” series which includes books such as The True Night Before […]

Heritage GMC/Buick donates to YMCA football program

Heritage GMC/Buick donates to YMCA football program

Heritage GMC/Buick recently presented a generous check to the Rockwall County Family YMCA in support of the Y’s youth football program. The funds will be directed to the YMCA’s Partners Campaign, which provides financial assistance to help families be part of the Y’s programs, including football. Heritage also donated t-shirts, chains and down markers and […]

Adoptable shelter pets join cast of ‘Annie’

Adoptable shelter pets join cast of ‘Annie’

(Rockwall) Adoptable pets from the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center are taking the stage as part of the cast of Annie, the musical spectacular to be presented by the Rockwall Community Playhouse Nov. 25, 26, and 27; Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. […]

Children, teens to make Holiday Cards for Heroes

(Garland) The Walnut Creek Branch Library, 3310 Edgewood Drive, will host a day of holiday card making for children and teens on Friday, Nov. 11.   While supplies last, children may drop in and color a pre-designed card, which will be sent to the American Red Cross for delivery to active military personnnel or veterans. Participants will […]

Learn to de-stress before holidays with Women’s League

(Rockwall County) All ladies who live or work in Rockwall County are invited to the Rockwall Women’s League General Meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14  It will be held at the home of Alison Fox. Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious treats while the group learns how to de-stress before the holidays.   […]

‘Messy Masterpieces’ for kids at Holford Recreation Center

(Garland) Children ages 3 to 5 can explore hands-on art and create unique masterpieces using finger paints, shaving cream and playdough during ‘Messy Masterpieces’ from 3 to 3:45 p.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Holford Recreation Center, 2314 Homestead Place in Garland. To learn more, visit garlandparks.com. To submit your news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com.

United for Troops drive in Irving

Local high schools to participate, police memorial to be dedicated The Irving Veterans Memorial Park Committee will host a Veterans Day Program at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Irving Central Library,801 W. Irving Blvd. The commemorative event will feature music, moments of reflection by military personnel and special remarks by city officials. The […]

Dallas author, consultant to discuss incorporating faith into business

Bill Hendricks, founder of the Giftedness Center in Dallas, to speak on ‘Passion, Purpose and Prayer: What’s the Spiritual Capital of Your Business?’ Harvest Family Entertainment (whose projects include Hawaiian Falls waterparks)  and CNL are sponsoring a free prayer breakfast 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, […]