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Margaret McDermott Celebrates Spring Flowers and a Community Vegetable Garden

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Mrs. Eugene McDermott loves many things and this certainly includes flowers and gardens.  Surrounded by leaders and friends of the institutions in Dallas she loves, Margaret McDermott is presented with a picture of a rose which has just been named the Margaret McDermott Rose.

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Dr. Daniel Podolsky Enjoys a Spring Day at McDermott Garden

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Dr. Daniel Podolsky, the President of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, came from his home in Preston Hollow to Allen to enjoy the wildflowers.  Here he compliments his predecessor, Dr. Kern Wildenthal, and Margaret McDermott for their great achievements helping build UT Southwestern into the enviable and important institution it has become.

 

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Dr. Kern Wildenthal Is Known for Building Up UT Southwestern, But He Has Done so Much More

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Dr. Kern Wildenthal’s leadership made University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center the academic and economic highlight of Dallas during the city’s rough patch in the early 1990s and continues today during good economic times.  Kern Wildenthal also chaired the selection committee that brought Bill Lively to the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts and has spearheaded and has been involved in many of Dallas’ great cultural achievements.

 

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Texas Wildflowers

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Wildflowers are prevalent and loved in Texas.  Lady Bird Johnson helped line our Texas highways with Texas wildflowers.  We see them at White Rock Lake and here at the country house of Highland Park homeowners.  Texas wildflowers surround Jeremy and Wendy Strick, the Nasher Sculpture Center Director and his wife, as they walk the paths of the Allen countryside.

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Ruth Altshuler Celebrates Garden with Margaret McDermott

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Philanthropist and civic leader Ruth Altshuler was called the most important and elegant woman in Dallas by a phenomenal businessman, the late Tom Hunt.  A Mayflower Estates homeowner, Ruth Altshuler is the former Chair of the Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees and is the current Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Medical Foundation.  She also has made considerable leadership contributions to dozens of other Dallas organizations.  Ruth Altshuler was raised on Swiss Avenue and attended Woodrow Wilson High School as did many important Dallas residents.

 

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Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Reviews His Plans for Nasher at Garden Party

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Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Jeremy Strick, discussed his affection for Dallas and his plans for the Nasher at a recent garden party.  Since Jeremy Strick arrived, the Nasher has become increasingly vibrant with exhibitions of living artists, a spectacular lecture series, and exceedingly friendly staff and volunteers.

 

 

 

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Dave Forehand – Director of the Gardens at Dallas Arboretum

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Besides his great work as Director of the Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Dave Forehand designed and planted the community vegetable garden at the McDermott country house.  Residents from Dallas neighborhoods and Highland Park were able to congratulate Dave Forehand on his gardens.

 

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Jaap van Zweden – Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Music Director, came to Dallas and routinely has the audience in McDermott Concert Hall on their feet.  Whether the patrons are from Oak Cliff, East Dallas, Highland Park, Greenway Parks, White Rock Lake, Bluffview, Mayflower Estates or Preston Hollow, the enthusiasm for the Dallas Symphony has never been greater.

 

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Trinity Horse Park Is Showcased at Trinity River Audubon Center

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While there has been much attention given to the Trinity River Corridor and the Calatrava bridges, there is so much more to the developing Trinity Park which is larger geographically than the city of San Francisco.  A helicopter ride from the Trinity River Audubon Center took friends and patrons from Oak Cliff, White Rock Lake, Preston Hollow, Bluffview, Highland Park, and other Dallas neighborhoods over the Trinity Horse Park and included views of the future site of the polo grounds, lakes, and other recreational activities.

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Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm, Deedie Rose, Dr. Gail Thomas and Mary Cook Announced the Opening of the Dallas CityDesign Studio at Dallas City Hall

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Dallas has thrived aesthetically, much in part because of the efforts and leadership of Mary Suhm, the Dallas City Manager, and civic leaders like Dr. Gail Thomas, Mary Cook, and Deedie Rose.  The renovated Pump House on Turtle Creek in Highland Park is a fitting location for this Dallas event celebrating the Dallas CityDesign Studio.

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