Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Mar 28 - 11:31am

  Sometimes kids just don’t want to leave school – at least, that’s what Clint Riley says of the students attending the Texas Center for Arts and Academics (TXCAA). The president and CEO of the educational organization that runs the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and the...

Posted By Molly Jenkins on 2017 Mar 28 - 11:14am

Chemo Buddy Bags
One Fort Worth teacher’s life-changing diagnosis led to something much greater. The items in a Chemo Buddy Bag given to a Texas Oncology cancer patient are simple: hand sanitizer, ChapStick, mints, gum, chocolate candies, cookies, crackers, and even a math problem or two. For Nancy Love...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Mar 28 - 11:07am

Funding raised at this year’s Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit is going to the veterans – and the dogs. Wayne Kyle has seen the impact a service dog can have on a veteran returning to civilian life. In fact, he saw it with his son, Jeff. Jeff Kyle served in the U.S. Marine Corps for...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Feb 22 - 1:41pm

VoV Walk
The Women’s Center has been holding its Victory Over Violence Walk/Run for 21 years, and in those 21 years, the organization has seen all kinds of teams participate. Some wear matching t-shirts. Some wear tutus. And others have a lot of members – a lot of members. As in 100 or more....

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Feb 22 - 1:11pm

Girl Scout Cookies
2017 marks the Girl Scouts’ 100th year selling its iconic – and dare we say addicting – cookies. All proceeds from cookie sales stay in the region where the box was purchased. So if you bought a pack of Caramel deLites in front of Kroger, the money you spent goes toward camps,...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Jan 23 - 4:20pm

Fashion event producer Jan Strimple shares her philosophy behind the Colleyville Woman’s Club spring show.

Jan Strimple likens producing a fashion show to riding a roller coaster. There are twists, drops, moments of calm – everything comes together to give riders that sense of thrill. The flow of a fashion show has to be just like that, the local fashion event producer says. “You want the...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Dec 21 - 10:31am

A black-tie gala for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is headed to Fort Worth for the first time.

2016 Man and Woman of the Year (wearing red sashes), as well as Boy and Girl of the Year (middle), in Dallas
Fort Worth’s first “Man and Woman of the Year” will be announced at a black tie gala set to take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in May. But this gala is a little different – it starts off with a competition first, and all for a good cause. Man and Woman of the...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Dec 21 - 10:23am

Construction is underway for Beautiful Feet Ministries’ 11,000-square-foot facility.

Beautiful Feet members break ground for the ministry's new facility.
Beautiful Feet Ministries is getting bigger with construction beginning on an approximately 11,000-square-foot facility located west of the organization’s location at 1709 East Hattie St. “We’re very pumped about it,” said Mike Myers, pastor and director at Beautiful Feet...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Dec 21 - 10:13am

One year later, Foodie Philanthropy is still hungry to help others.

2016 Foodie Philanthropy  table of 10 at Magdalena's
After the first Foodie Philanthropy event raised about $10,000 for Girls Inc. of Tarrant County last year, event organizers are looking to do it all again with more restaurants, more food and a new charity to support. “Fort Worth is a really giving city in a lot of ways,” Foodie...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Nov 29 - 3:01pm

The Texas Health Resources Foundation is hosting Breakfast with St. NICUlas once again, and they’re really, ahem, letting it go this year.

The snow glows white at the Fort Worth Club in December when the 12th floor transforms into a Christmas wonderland for Breakfast with St. NICUlas. The event, hosted by the Texas Health Resources Foundation, benefits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort...


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