News and Notes: March 2013

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After 34 years, the Greenville Avenue Area Business Association board of directors and District 14 City of Dallas Councilwoman Angela Hunt gave what is now called the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade a new kick. On Jan. 16, they revealed the new name and logo. The parade, which is to be held March 16, is expected to attract more than 100,000 people and generate millions of dollars for the City.

For those “impulse gardeners” out there who need help turning their backyard from an eyesore into a utopia, the Dallas Arboretum is offering weekly adult education classes until June. These classes, like the one it held in February with landscape architect Bill Goodnick, will cover topics such as gardening, photography and painting.

Caddo Investments hopes to sell its two Lakewood office towers, including the Advocate’s home base, the Wells Fargo Bank Building, and three other Uptown buildings the group owns. Caddo successfully revived the old Wells Fargo property and made the building accessible to neighborhood groups who need office space for meetings.

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The Woodrow Wilson Wildcats Boys and Girls swim teams paddled away with District 13-4A trophies and titles on Jan. 24 at the Alfred J. Loos Natatorium. As a relay team, the boys swim team finished first place in the 400m freestyle relay and second place in the 200m medley relay. Individually, Max Zotos won the 100m backstroke and 200m medley; Noah Thompson won the 50m and 100m freestyle; and Colin Weimer won the 100m butterfly. Zane Wright placed second in both the 500m freestyle and 100m breast stroke. The girls swim team took first place in both the team 200m medley relay and team 400m freestyle relay. Individually, Olivia Schoenecker took first place in both the 200m and 500m freestyle; Greer Lambert took first place in the 100m butterfly and 100m breast stroke; and Samantha Schoenecker took first place in the 100m freestyle and placed second in the 50m freestyle.

During a meet in Azle, Texas, the Math/Science Team at J.L. Long brought home two Sweepstakes trophies – second place for the sixth grade team and second place for seventh and eighth grade team. The students also brought home four team trophies — all second place for sixth grade Number Sense, seventh-eighth grade Number Sense, sixth grade Calculator, and seventh-eighth grade Calculator. The students also received 42 individual awards.


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