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Theatre Brookhaven is presenting a free production of Not About Nightingales by Tennessee Williams on Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Building C. The 1938 work is the first play Williams signed his name to and tells of a group of inmates who go on a hunger strike to better their situation.

 

Told in three acts with a great ensemble cast, the brutal work was inspired by true events at Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia where several protesting inmates were tortured to death. Reservations are recommended given limited seating, and can be made by emailing derror@dcccd.edu.

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DALLAS (April 23, 2018) Dallas’ historic Warwick Melrose hotel will host its annual Derby Day celebration Saturday, May 5 in The Library starting at 1:00 p.m. in honor of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The celebration will continue throughout the day, including “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports”, scheduled for 5:46 p.m. CST.

 

Derby Day at The Library will feature the quintessential Derby drink, Maker’s Mark Mint Juleps, and a special menu inspired by Churchill Downs highlighting Kentucky Hot Browns and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.  The Library’s classic bar menu and signature libations will also be available to racing enthusiasts. Guests are encouraged to don their Derby Day “best” bowties and big hats for the door prizes, which will be awarded immediately following the race. The Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Gentleman, and Best Hat will receive special prizes from Marker’s Mark along with Warwick Melrose offerings, like dinner for two in The Landmark Restaurant, or a two-night stay at the hotel.

 

“Part of our hotel’s charm is its classic ambiance that evokes a more formal time, which is why Derby Day is such a fun celebration for us each year,” said Andrew Wright, general manager of Warwick Melrose – Dallas. “Between the bowties, the big hats, and the overall spirit of revelry, it really is a Gatsby-good time. We’re especially looking forward to seeing the beautiful moments our guests capture this year on social media.”

 

Built in 1924, Dallas’ historic Warwick Melrose offers 184 well-appointed guest rooms, 21 spacious suites and an unparalleled Presidential Suite. Many of the rooms feature stunning views of the city of Dallas, with all accommodations exuding an Old World elegance, superior levels of comfort and distinctive style. A highly sought-after venue for meetings, weddings and celebrations, the Warwick – Melrose Dallas has been offering stately grandeur for special Dallas events for nearly a century. The hotel is also known for The Landmark Restaurant, and The Library Bar, staples on the Dallas dining and nightlife scenes.

 

ABOUT WARWICK HOTELS & RESORTS

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. The WHR Group now includes more than 50 prestigious Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide located in city centers and resort destinations in the United States, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Further details can be found at www.warwickhotels.com.

 

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DALLAS (March 22, 2018) Dallas’ historic Warwick Melrose hotel will once again host its annual Easter Day brunch buffet Sunday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The historic property celebrated Easter with this traditional spring buffet for over 20 years, which includes an Easter basket full of sweet surprises for guests.

 

“We love the opportunity to welcome so many of our local neighbors along with out-of-town guests and family every Easter weekend for the brunch buffet, which has become a beloved holiday tradition for so many,” said Andrew Wright, general manager of Warwick Melrose – Dallas. “When you picture an idyllic Easter, it looks a lot like our hotel in spring with a grand spread of delicious food, drinks, hidden surprises, and of course, the joyful company of your Easter peeps.”

 

The Easter brunch buffet will feature an array of fresh and seasonal favorites, with some highlights including Red Pear Waldorf Salad with Golden Raisins, Toasted Haricot Verts with Caramelized Shallots, Fresh Herbed Deviled Eggs, Smoked Salmon, Eggs Benedict, and Prime Rib with Shitake Jus and Creamy Horseradish. The dessert menu will feature Assorted Cakes and Pies, Melrose Mini Dessert Station, and Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Cream.  The brunch is available at $70 per person (does not include tax or gratuity), $25 for children 5 – 12, children under five may dine complimentary.

 

All hotel guests will also receive an Easter egg filled with sweet treats upon arrival, with a few destined to discover surprises inside like Sunday brunch for four, dinner for two in The Landmark, or a complimentary two-night stay with valet parking and breakfast. The hotel is also offering an “On the Hunt” package for the weekend with rates starting at $139 for King accommodations that also include Easter Brunch for $55 instead of $70, complimentary late 2 p.m. checkout, based on availability and Wi-fi.

 

Reservations for the Easter Brunch at Warwick Melrose Dallas can be made by calling 214-521-3152 or emailing sales.dallas@warwickhotels.com. The On The Hunt and other hotel packages can be reserved by calling 1-800-521-7172 or by emailing res.dallas@warwickhotels.com.

 

Built in 1924, Dallas’ historic Warwick Melrose offers 184 well-appointed guest rooms, 21 spacious suites and an unparalleled Presidential Suite. Many of the rooms feature stunning views of the city of Dallas, with all accommodations exuding an Old World elegance, superior levels of comfort and distinctive style. A highly sought-after venue for meetings, weddings and celebrations, the Warwick – Melrose Dallas has been offering stately grandeur for special Dallas events for nearly a century. The hotel is also known for The Landmark Restaurant, and The Library Bar, staples on the Dallas dining and nightlife scenes.

 

ABOUT WARWICK HOTELS & RESORTS

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. The WHR Group now includes more than 50 prestigious Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide located in city centers and resort destinations in the United States, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Further details can be found at www.warwickhotels.com.

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This year's Under the Moonlight Gala will take place at The Belo Mansion's Pavilion.

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) will host the “Under the Moonlight” Gala presented by LiquidAgents at The Pavilion at the Belo Mansion on Saturday, April 7 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The honorary chairs for this year’s benefit are Susan and David Rosenberg, while Christine Cook and Cecilie Holman are co-chairing.

 

“Under the Moonlight – Southern Style will kick off our spring season with a festive and fun celebration of southern hospitality, cuisine and libations,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of RMHD. “It’s one of my favorite nights of the year as so many of our supporters come together to celebrate the love we have for all of our RMHD families.”

 

The historic Belo Mansion’s elegant Pavilion will serve as the backdrop for the party with its 17-foot barrel vault ceiling, and alabaster chandeliers and sconces. The band The After Party will play as guests cavort in cocktail attire and dancing shoes enjoying the evening’s signature cocktail, the Moonlight Mule. The menu will feature southern flavors like white cheddar cheese grits, beef tenderloin with Cajun shrimp, and a delectable family-recipe bread putting. Entertainment will include both magician James Munton, who once charmed George W. Bush at The White House, plus a live auction featuring trips to the Kentucky Derby, Aspen, Vermont and the Four Seasons Punta Mita; a luxury suite at a Rangers game; and an LA getaway to The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

 

Since 2006, “Under the Moonlight” has raised more than $2,000,000 for RMHD, which serves families with seriously ill or injured children who are receiving treatment in the Dallas area by providing them with a home-away-from-home. Over RMHD’s 37-year history, it has hosted over 38,000 families with compassionate family-centered care. Although RMHD asks guest families to contribute only $15 per night, no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay.

 

Tickets and sponsorships are available by visiting https://rmhdallas.org/events/under-the-moonlight/ or by contacting Diane Fullingim, Chief Development Officer of RMHD, at dfullingim@rmhdallas.org or 214-624-5365.

 

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:

 

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 38,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.

 

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Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, a proud sponsor of Make-A-Wish®, hosted a wish reveal party for 10-year-old wish kid Payton of Lake Dallas, who suffers from cerebral infarction. After announcing an initial donation of $150,000 to Make-A-Wish, Service Experts, one of North America’s largest heating and air conditioning companies, surprised Payton with some exciting news.

The wish reveal took place at Service Experts’ North American headquarters in Plano. Payton, who was under the impression that he was sharing details about his Make-A-Wish journey, sat down for a mock news conference with Scott Boose, Chief Executive Officer of Service Experts. After a Q&A with both Scott and the audience, Payton was told that his wish was being granted as confetti cannons blasted and music from his favorite band, Metallica, played.

“We got an idea of what kind of young man we were dealing with when we read Payton’s touching letter about his wish to go on a cruise with his family,” said Boose. “Then, during our ‘news conference’, I asked him what makes him feel the strongest. His immediate answer was ‘my family, because they push me and they support me.’ What a special opportunity for our team to be part of this brave and poised young man’s wish experience – we can’t wait to hear more about his adventure.”

The Service Experts North American partnership with Make-A-Wish will touch the hundreds of US and Canadian communities Service Experts serves out of its 89 service centers. Make-A-Wish fulfills a unique mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish experience can be a game-changer, and tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of each of these children.

Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of transformative wish experiences worldwide. The organization’s vision is to grant the heartfelt wish of every eligible child battling critical illness. In North Texas, Make-A-Wish is working to make this a reality in the 161 counties it serves.

Wishes are catalysts for hope, and can be profoundly effective in fueling a child’s drive to defy the odds and push toward tomorrow. Medical research reveals physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Families are unified and entire communities are enriched -- the positive impact is boundless. It is because of generous donors, dedicated volunteers and valuable partners in the medical community that each wish becomes a reality. Every eligible child needs a wish to count on.

Service Experts has 3,200 employees across 89 locations in 29 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, all of which will be integral to helping make wishes happen in 2018. More information on Service Experts and the Make-A- Wish partnership is available online at www.serviceexperts.com/truewishes.

 

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About Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning North America

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning locations have been serving their communities with air conditioning and heating repair, maintenance plans and new system installation for decades, and the average age of their service centers is over 50 years. Headquartered in Plano, TX, Service Experts is one of North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service companies with 89 locations across 29 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Their team of NATE-certified technicians delivers expert service, repair, and installation on all brands of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, humidifiers, and indoor air purifying systems for both the residential and commercial markets. For more information on home comfort products, services and local rebates offered by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, visit ServiceExperts.com.

 

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(PLANO, TX, January 22, 2018)Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, one of North America’s largest HVAC service companies, is now a proud sponsor of Make-A-Wish®. The North American partnership will touch the hundreds of US and Canadian communities Service Experts serves out of its 89 service centers. Service Experts Chief Executive Officer Scott Boose announced this along with an initial donation of $150,000 by Service Experts. Make-A-Wish serves a unique mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

“We are honored to be able to work across all of our American and Canadian communities,” said Boose at the December kickoff. “And there’s a list of children waiting for wishes in all of them. Our 3,200 employees will work with our customers and partners to provide more support and grant even more wishes, so together, we can help make that list shorter. Wishes make very sick kids feel better, and sometimes, when they feel better, they get better.”

The December kickoff also previewed two forthcoming Service Experts wish reveal parties, where wish children share their wish with the wish teams that will fulfill them. One wish party will be at Service Experts headquarters in Plano, and the other will be at a Toronto Service Experts location.

“Above and beyond our initial donation, we are incentivizing our centers to work with their partners and customers in the community to help grant even more wishes,” added Boose. “One of the highlights of the 2018 Service Experts Make-A-Wish campaign will be in April, which is World Wish Month, and April 29, World Wish Day. We’re already planning a company-wide bowl-a-thon to help us also come together in a joint mission of kindness driven by wishful thinking.” 

Founded in 1982 by a group of big-hearted law enforcement officers and their friends and family, Make-A-Wish provides wish kids with hope for better times, the strength for tough times, and the joy to experience the present. Every year, approximately 27,000 children are diagnosed with critical illnesses. A wish experience can be a game-changer, and tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of each of these children. In the United States, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. Last year alone, Make-A-Wish granted 15,300 wishes.

Present at the Service Experts Make-A-Wish announcement were Erin Michel, Chief Development Officer, and Tabatha Gonzalez-Olaechea, Director of Development – Central, both from Make-A-Wish North Texas Chapter. John MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enercare, which owns Service Experts, was also on-hand alongside Boose from Service Experts, with his team-members David Moody, Vice President Marketing and Customer Engagement, and Lisa Lange, Senior Marketing Manager. Service Experts has 89 locations across 29 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, all of which will be integral to helping make wishes happen in 2018. More information on Service Experts and the Make-A- Wish partnership is available online at www.serviceexperts.com.

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About Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning North America

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning locations have been serving their communities with air conditioning and heating repair, maintenance plans and new system installation for decades, and the average age of their service centers is over 50 years. Headquartered in Plano, TX, Service Experts is one of North America’s largest heating and air conditioning service companies with 89 locations across 29 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Their team of NATE-certified technicians delivers expert service, repair, and installation on all brands of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, humidifiers, and indoor air purifying systems for both the residential and commercial markets. For more information on home comfort products, services and local rebates offered by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, visit ServiceExperts.com.

 

On Twitter        @serviceexperts

On Facebook   @ServiceExpertsHeatingandAirConditioning

On YouTube     @ServiceExperts

 

 

 

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Co-chairs Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller with Ho

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Honors Chairs, Sponsors and Supporters Who

Delivered the Charm of this Year’s Holiday Exhibit, Running Now through January 7, 2018

 

DALLAS January 5, 2018Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) thanked the chairs and sponsors of this year’s The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas, at the Highland Park home of Lindsay Billingsley. Open now through January 7, 2018, The Trains at NorthPark is a beloved holiday attraction that draws about 75,000 visitors each year and provides the largest source of funding for RMHD.

 

This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Dale Fuller and his wife Jean Fuller.  Dr. Fuller, a radiation oncologist, is a long-time supporter and founding board member of RMHD, which has provided a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children since 1981. The 2017 co-chairs for The Trains at NorthPark are Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller.

 

“This is truly a labor of love. There are few people we work with for The Trains at NorthPark that have not been touched by the work of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. “Thirty years ago, The Trains at NorthPark was founded as a fundraiser to further our work. Over that time, we have been able to serve 37,000 kids and their families. Without The Trains at NorthPark’s sponsors and chairs, we would not have been able to serve nearly as many as we have. We are so fortunate to have sponsors like Bank of Texas, who support us year after year.”

 

Dr. Dale Fuller was instrumental in the formation of RMHD in 1981, and is still involved 36 years later. That year, Dr. Joann Cornet an oncologist at Children’s, called Dr. Fuller to help with a grant for planning the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Dr. Fuller also helped to find a location for the first house, which opened with ten beds near Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Fuller recounted before a large crowd of sponsors that he had a brother who passed away at six years old, and discussed how the work RMHD does helps families heal.

 

Original kid conductor, Amy Maggard of Plano, was also at the event. She is now a nurse and mother of two, who still has the scrapbook she made during her stay in 1987 at RMHD, as well as from her time as Kid Conductor. Robert Powell, a nine-year-old double amputee from Little Rock, gladly accepted the honor to be this year’s Kid Conductor. This role included cutting the ribbon for the 30th Anniversary exhibit alongside Ronald McDonald on prostheses he received just last April.

 

The Trains at NorthPark features more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes nearly 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987. Featuring cityscapes like Dallas, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, The Trains at NorthPark also includes New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods and Route 66. Thomas the Train and his friends also draw families to the charming exhibit, which has been seen by around two million people over its 30-year run.

 

The Trains at NorthPark is supported by:

 

Presenting Sponsor: Bank of Texas

 

Platinum Baron Sponsor at $25,000 and above: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas; MHBT, Inc., a Marsh and McLennan Agency, LLP; NorthPark Center; NBC5; and Tom Thumb.

 

Golden Spike at $10,000-$24,999: Cirro Energy; Children’s Medical Center; Energy Transfer Partners; Prairie Creek Partners; Ussery Printing; DART; and Summit Transportation.

 

Silver Express at $5,000-$9,999: Hilltop Holdings, Inc.; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital; Lyda Hill; Bridget & Josh Miller/The Miller Family Foundation; BNSF; Sewell Automotive Group; Medical City Children’s Hospital; Dallas Children’s Charities; Moroch; PaperCity; McDonald’s; The Beck Group; TW Trainworx; People Newspapers; and Dallas Child.

 

Chief Engineer at $2,500-$4,999: ISI Commercial Refrigeration; The Francis Family; CDC; The Cain Foundation; Carolyn and Karl Rathjen, Brad Porter; Lauren McHenry & Ben Davis; The Enrico Foundation; Davaco; Gehan Homes, Ltd.; Cecilie and Ronnie Holman; Cullum Construction, Quadrant Investment Properties; Primrose School of Bedford; Misty and Steven Smathers; Thompson and Knight Foundation; ATI Restoration; and The Senior Voice.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. This year, The Trains at NorthPark is in a new location on the 2nd level of NorthPark Mall near Neiman Marcus.

 

Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 37,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.

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Nine-year-old Robert Powell of Little Rock Cut the Ribbon for the 30th Anniversary Exhibit Smiling and Standing Strong on Prosthetic Legs He Received This Year

 

DALLAS December 11, 2017Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) announced Robert Powell as the Kid Conductor for this year’s The Trains at NorthPark, presented by Bank of Texas, open now through January 7, 2018. Powell, a nine-year-old double amputee from Little Rock, gladly accepted the honor, which included cutting the ribbon for the 30th Anniversary exhibit alongside Ronald McDonald on prostheses he received just last April.

 

Raised in a Chinese orphanage until 2015, Robert was adopted by Art and Jen Powell who have four biological and six adopted children. Robert was born with Arthrogryposis, which affects every joint in his body with severe contractures. A year after his adoption, the Powell family sought the specialists at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, who deemed Robert an excellent candidate for prosthesis. Both of his legs were amputated in January, and he received his first set of prostheses in April. Throughout his multiple surgeries, Robert and his family stayed at RMHD, finding both comfort and community.

 

“We will never forget the day our son begged his physical therapist to take his new legs back to show his Ronald McDonald House of Dallas family how he could walk,” said Jen Powell. “Sure enough, our boy walked from the entry into the lobby with a huge crowd of staff and volunteers cheering every step of victory. Being able to stay at the House has meant so much to our family. It has eased financial burdens we could not have possibly shouldered, and it has allowed us to stay connected with each of our children as they take turns to visit.”

 

Robert’s younger sister Bethany, who was born with Williams Syndrome, also stayed at RMHD this year while visiting specialists at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.


“We were thrilled to recognize this incredible young man as our 30th Kid Conductor,” added Jill Cumnock. “We call our House ‘the House That Love Built’, but the Powells have taken that label to a new level with their family, not only accepting the added responsibility of adopting children, but also taking on the challenges that come with adopting children with special needs. Robert and his family exemplify what The Trains at NorthPark is all about – they are just one of the 1,200 families we have the privilege of serving each year through the money raised by this little exhibit that could.”

 

The Trains at NorthPark features more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes nearly 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987. Featuring cityscapes like Dallas, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, The Trains at NorthPark also includes New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods and Route 66. Thomas the Train and his friends also draw families to the charming exhibit, which has been seen by around two million people over its 30-year run.

 

This year’s Honorary Chairs are Dr. Dale Fuller and his wife Jean Fuller. Dr. Fuller, a radiation oncologist, is a long-time supporter and founding board member of RMHD, which has provided a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children since 1981. The 2017 co-chairs for The Trains at NorthPark are Hollee Hirzel and Bridget Miller.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. The exhibit is closed on Christmas Day and closes early at 4 p.m. for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This year, The Trains at NorthPark is in a new location on the 2nd level of NorthPark Mall near Neiman Marcus.

 

Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 37,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.

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The Trains at NorthPark Celebrates 30 Years of Holiday Fun

Texas’ Most Elaborate Miniature Toy Trains Exhibit Continues Through to January 7

 

The Trains at NorthPark is continuing its 30th annual holiday run through January 7, 2018. Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark features more than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. Each year, the beloved holiday experience welcomes nearly 70,000, and has helped raise more than $13 million for RMHD since its original run in 1987.

 

“This is a milestone year for our little exhibit that could,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of RMHD. “Over the last three decades, The Trains at NorthPark has grown to be more than just our largest source of annual funding. It has become a ‘can’t miss’ on the holiday list for thousands of families from around the state, who come to experience the magic and leave having helped the 1,200 families we serve each year.”

 

The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Other highlights include New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods and Route 66. Thomas the Train and his friends also draw families to the charming exhibit, which has been seen by around two million people over its 30-year run.

 

One-of-a-kind, personalized railcars are currently on sale as a holiday gift that gives back, perfect for individuals, families and organizations to also have a presence on the rails. This year’s featured railcar is a 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Passenger Car in emerald green, available for $275. Additionally, standard railcars are available for $175, cabooses for $225, and engines for $325.

 

Tickets for The Trains at NorthPark are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free. The exhibit closes for Christmas and Thanksgiving, also closing early at 4 p.m. for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This year, The Trains at NorthPark will be at a new location on the 2nd level of NorthPark Mall between Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

 

Those interested in supporting The Trains at NorthPark through sponsorship, volunteering or purchasing a railcar can do so by visiting www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com or contacting Janie Robertson at jrobertson@rmhdallas.org.

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ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.

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DALLAS (November 21, 2017) – The Landmark Restaurant, located inside the historic Warwick Melrose – Dallas, will be hosting an extravagant Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet. A lavish menu, featuring a variety of dishes, will be served in an atmosphere of comfortable luxury.

 

“My favorite part of the holiday season is the traditions that are celebrated each year,” said executive chef of The Landmark Restaurant, Chef Patrick McElroy. “The buffet will include a traditional favorite such as the Roasted Herbed Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce.”

 

The full Thanksgiving menu:

 

Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet

 

Breakfast Breads, Muffins and Pastries

Peach and Blueberry Croustade with Chocolate Shavings

Fresh Melons and Berries

International Cheeses with Dried Fruits and Nuts

Grilled Vegetables and Crudités with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Mixed Greens with House Made Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Iceberg and Romaine with Kalamata Olives, Green Onions, Feta Cheese and Grape Tomatoes

with Housemade Balsamic and Ranch Dressing

Three Bean Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Grain Mustard Potato Salad

Cucumber Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

Heirloom Tomato and Pine Nut Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Aged Balsamic

Creamy Pennette Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs and English Peas

Fresh Melon Salad with Sweet Mint Basil and Mint

 

Seafood Station

Smoked Salmon with Traditional Garnishes

Chilled Poached Shrimp and Crab Claws

Peppar Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade

Fresh Assorted Sushi and Tamari Sauce

 

Hot Displayed Items

Roasted Herbed Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Cranberry Sauce

Traditional Cornbread and Herb Stuffing

Cedar Planked Barramundi with Meyer Lemon Cream and Parmesan Panko Crust

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Pork Loin with Cranberry Jus

Herb Roasted 8-Way Chicken

Baby Yukon Smashed Potatoes with Cheddar and Chives

Sweet Potato with Marshmallow Topping

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

Butter Poached Winter Vegetables with Citrus Zest

Eggs Benedict

Sausage and Bacon

Biscuits and Gravy

 

Action Stations

Virginia Baked Ham with Dijon and Maple Glaze

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib with Merlot Demi-Glace, Horseradish Cream and Dinner Rolls

Made To Order Omelet and Waffle Station

 

Children Station

Chicken Fingers

Macaroni and Cheese

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Assorted Cookies and Brownies

 

Desserts

Assorted Cakes and Pies to include Mousse Cake, Carrot Cake, Apple Pie, Cherry Pie and More

Mini Desserts to Include Pistachio Cannolis, Fruit Tarts, Truffles and Mini Cherry Pies

Whiskey and White Chocolate Bread Pudding

 

Mimosas included

 

Seating From: 11am to 3pm

Adults: $70 per person, Children 5yrs – 12 yrs $25, Children under 5 yrs free

Tax and Gratuity are not included/20% Gratuity added to parties of six or more guests

For Reservations call: 214.224.3152 or Online at www.warwickhotels.com/dallas

 

Built in 1924, Dallas’ historic Warwick Melrose offers 184 well-appointed guest rooms, 21 spacious suites and an unparalleled Presidential Suite. Many of the rooms feature stunning views of the city of Dallas, with all accommodations exuding an Old World elegance, superior levels of comfort and distinctive style. A highly sought-after venue for meetings, weddings and celebrations, the Warwick – Melrose Dallas has been offering stately grandeur for special Dallas events for nearly a century. The hotel is also known for The Landmark Restaurant, and The Library Bar, staples on the Dallas dining and nightlife scenes. Hours and reservations are available by calling 214-521-5151, or visiting www.warwickmelrosedallas.com. More information about dining at The Landmark Restaurant is available at https://warwickhotels.com/dallas/dining/the-landmark-restaurant/, and reservations can be made by calling +1 (214) 224-3152.

 

ABOUT WARWICK HOTELS & RESORTS

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. The WHR Group now includes more than 50 prestigious Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide located in city centers and resort destinations in the United States, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Further details can be found at www.warwickhotels.com.

 

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