Last month, Lakewood Elementary School counselor Lydia Dickson invited about a dozen Lakewood alumni to visit fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms. The Lakewood students asked a lot of questions: Why did you pick your college? How long are your classes? Do you live in a dorm? Did you get to pick your roommate? What is the food like? Is there recess?
Bill Cochran of Lakewood created a Super Bowl commercial for Bridgestone called “Reply All,” and it ranked No. 3 on Time magazine’s list of best TV ads of 2011. Cochran is creative director and writer at The Richards Group and also a longtime cast member with Ad-Libs improvisational comedy troupe. Watch the commercial here.
Paperbacks Plus recently moved from La Vista, where it has been located since 1994, to the Lochwood area, next to Casa Linda Bakery. Owner John Tilton says the bookshop also is changing its name to Lucky Dog Books. The Writer’s Garret, which was housed on the second floor of Paperbacks Plus, is moving, too, to a separate space in the same shopping center.
And when you consider it could have opened anywhere in Dallas, that says something.