Talented folks fill Pecan Plantation, and one of the most creative and active bunches in our community is the Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG). First place artist of the month for November went to Marcia Hardy, and also garnering accolades for artistic work were Gwen Faherty, Jean Carmichael, Kathy Yoders, and Donna Stookesberry.
These folks and other members of the PPAG have work featured at the Pecan clubhouse, the Pecan Activities Center (PAC), and various businesses in Pecan Village, as well as on the guild’s website: www.pecanplantationartguild.com.… Read the rest
Room for Hope has chosen the daughters of former Granbury residents and Granbury High School graduates, Stephanie (Stiever) and Ryan Perry, for a bedroom makeover. The organization creates beautiful new bedrooms for pediatric cancer patients.
The makeover reveal party will be held on Dec. 21 at the Perry home in Denton.
“Stephanie (Stiever Perry) and her two brothers, Kipper Steiver and Eric Steiver, all went to Granbury High School and many in the community know the Stiever family,” said Cary Stiever who is married to Kipper.… Read the rest
A Musical Victorian Christmas comes to Granbury next weekend with the 30th annual presentation of “Granbury – A Candlelight Tour.” The event begins at 6 Friday night and ends at 5:30 Sunday evening.
Set in the historic district around the square, the tour features 24 historic sites, including homes, businesses, museums, a church and other buildings.
The True Love Cookie Contest is the icing on the cake for this year’s event.… Read the rest
Terry Huffman is a popular man. He’s a welcome sight at any party. The kind of guy you’d want to be stranded on a desert island with.
Because, in addition to being a friendly fella, Huffman is “Chef Terry.” He can turn a fried bologna cup into something worthy of a five-star restaurant, or a humble pastry into a delectable work of art.… Read the rest
At one time, all of the buildings in Lipan were made of wood. Petrified wood and stone were beginning to be used in the 1940s for new construction.
Some of the earliest stone buildings were the house just north of the current phone office (Lance Key’s current home), the old P.T. Dunning home (currently Shirley Riddle’s home), the Church of Christ, the old gas station on the north side of Highway 4, and the old house on North Kickapoo – formerly the home of Earl and Francis Gafford.… Read the rest
First Christian Church plans Gift Fair
The Global Gift Fair at First Christian Church of Granbury is Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Associate Minister Tiff Williams invites everyone to consider Christmas shopping in a different way. Handcrafted gifts from artisans all over the world will be available, or donate to your favorite local non-profit agency in lieu of a gift.… Read the rest
Local artist, Robert W. (Bob) Cook, won top prize, the Silver Star Award, in the prestigious National Watercolor Society’s 93rd Annual Juried Competition.
A component of this honor is a $4,000 purchase prize; his painting will hang as part of NWS’s permanent collection in San Pedro, Calif. For the next year, however, Cook’s painting will be featured in a 30 piece national traveling watercolor exhibition.… Read the rest
“I think reading is a gift.”
-Ann M. Martin, author of The Magic Tree House series
“Zealot: the Life and Times
of Jesus of Nazareth”
The person and the work of Jesus of Nazareth has been a topic of constant interest since he lived and died some 2000 years ago.
Aslan, who has studied religion for years and holds degrees in theological studies and the sociology of religions, offers a compelling look at Jesus the man as he evolved into Jesus the Christ.… Read the rest
The 23rd annual Night of Lights Christmas parade is Friday night at 7 on the square.
“Christ, Mighty Savior! Walking in the Light” is the theme for the this year’s parade. Church groups and other organizations will have floats based on the theme.
“The 23rd annual Night of Lights Christmas parade will usher in that most wonderful time of the year,” said parade spokesman Pastor Larry Dickson.… Read the rest