Neighborhood news and notes

business

Real estate agents Jenni Stolarski and Robb Puckett in January announced a business partnership, specializing in Oak Cliff residential property. They are now the Puckett Stolarski Real Estate Team of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

community

Art Conspiracy raised $30,000 for Musical Angels in November. The charity provides music lessons to children in Dallas-area hospitals. Its founder and president, Dr. Gustavo A. Tolosa, called the donation “one of the highest points in Musical Angels’ history.” Over the past seven years, Art Conspiracy has raised $140,000 for charities through its annual auction.

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League has elected new officers with Phil Levin of Hampton Hills stepping in as president. Other officers are: Alicia Quintans of Beckley Club Estates, secretary; Annmarie Winston of Kings Highway, treasurer; Michele Cox of Kessler Plaza, executive vice president; Sherry Peel of Kessler Park, vice president for neighborhoods; Judy Pollack of Oak Park Estates, vice president for membership; Lybo Buchanan of Kings Highway, vice president for communications; and Michael Amonett of Sunset Hill, past president.

The Sunset Hill neighborhood is reorganizing its neighborhood association at a meeting Feb. 7 at Calvary Baptist Church. The area was established in 1911, and Dallas annexed it in 1915.

The Fort Worth Avenue Development Group donated $15,000 and raised an additional $10,000 in donations to design and implement bike lanes along the West Dallas thoroughfare. The bike lanes will run along Fort Worth Avenue and West Commerce, from Colorado to Beckley. The two miles of bike lanes is part of an effort to “assist the city in developing bicycle infrastructure within the next six months,” as recommended in the Dallas Bike Plan.

education

Dallas ISD invited a nonprofit, Reading Partners, to help elementary school students in kindergarten through second-grade improve their reading skills. It is recruiting tutors to help one-on-one with students at Roger Q. Mills Elementary. To get involved, contact Ashley Richard at 214.980.8232 or arichard@readingpartners.org.

High school seniors and their parents are invited to attend college financial aid workshops hosted by Education is Freedom. The workshops are from 4-8 p.m. on the following days: Townview Magnet Center, Feb. 1 and 2; Sunset High School, Feb. 16; Molina High School, Feb. 23; Kimball High School, Feb. 10; Adamson High School, Feb. 7.

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