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Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend at 1921 5th Avenue in Fairmount (photos: Stacy Luecker)

Mother’s Day gift ideas: flowers, candy, hugs, a card … all sound pretty standard and boring gifts.

This Mother’s Day weekend, spice it up a bit and take her to the 35th annual Fairmount Tour of Historic Homes in Fort Worth, Texas.


6015 Bryan Parkway

This beautiful historic home at 6015 Bryan Pkwy. just hit the market. It’s located inside the Swiss Avenue Historic District, one of the many beautiful Old East Dallas neighborhoods.

Even being a long-time Dallas resident, you might not be familiar with the official lines of Old East Dallas, unless perhaps looking at homes in the area. Looking at the neighborhood’s past is like a fascinating history lesson! Four adjacent, amazing historic neighborhoods are all part of Old East DallasSwiss Avenue Historic District, Peak’s Suburban Addition, Munger Place, and Junius Heights.


Many realtors are awesome givers and support the community in various ways. From donations to spreading awareness to supporting a charity throughout their career, realtors can make a huge difference in the community they service. One such example popped into my email this week. As an alumna of The Hockaday School, I received a note that Claire Dewar, Hockaday class of 1975 and 4 year top producer with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International, has “pledged $1 million as a challenge grant to the alumnae community in support of the Centennial Center Phase II (Fine Arts).”
The details of this challenge grant are forthcoming, but the Centennial Center Phase I (Science) will open in August to begin the 2014-2015 school year.
Sheila Salopek Signs Swimming with Vanderbilt
Hockaday just celebrated it’s 100th year of inspiring, educating, and empowering young women in April, and pledging $1 million in the wake of the celebrations will definitely get alumnae and the community excited about providing the bright women of the future with the most advanced Fine Arts facility in which to explore their creativity.
The future female leaders of our city and I thank Claire Dewar for her amazing generosity and support of the fibers which hold our society together – smart females and whatever their dreams and aspirations may be!