Dec 3 2012

Jef Tingley Communications’ Client, The Senior Source, Named ‘Nonprofit Communicator of the Year’

The Senior Source, a client represented by Jef Tingley Communications,  was selected among three finalists as the Nonprofit Communicator of the Year by the Center for Nonprofit Management for its communication campaign launched in connection with the organization’s 50th anniversary which included 50 individuals over age 50 skydiving to raise money and awareness for the organization. The award, which is accompanied by a $5,000 prize, was given to The Senior Source during the Center for Nonprofit Management’s A Night of Light event presented by AT&T Inc. on November 10 at the Hilton Anatole.

“We are so appreciative to have our efforts recognized with this prestigious award,” said Molly Bogen, The Senior Source’s executive director. “As The Senior Source looks toward our next 50 years, we will remain focused on meeting the changing needs of all older adults – from the active to the incapacitated. From arranging for 50 individuals over age 50 to skydive on behalf of the agency and raise awareness to remaining ever vigilant about older adult issues in TV, print, radio and online opportunities, our staff, board and volunteers work tirelessly to make sure that senior issues in North Texas are brought into the spotlight.”

In addition to the title and $5,000 prize, the organization received a crystal award from Tiffany & Co., complimentary board training from the Center (valued at $1,000) and a travel voucher courtesy of American Airlines.

About The Senior Source
The Senior Source, a United Way service provider, has served greater Dallas as the go-to nonprofit for aging services since 1961. The organization assists older adults at all income levels from the most active to the very frail. People turn to The Senior Source for help with job searches, nursing home advocacy, money management, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue. For more information, contact The Senior Source at 214.823.5700 or visit


Nov 8 2012

‘Give Until It Doesn’t Hurt’ For Patient Appreciation Day, Nov. 10

COREhealth Wellness Center and Choice Chiropractic will host a Patient Appreciation Day for the benefit of Community Partners of Dallas (CPD) on Saturday, November 10. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. existing patients of chiropractors Dr. Eric Peay and Dr. Jason Jones are invited to stop by the offices at 3131 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 820 in Dallas, for a FREE adjustment. In exchange, patients are asked to make a monetary donation to support CPD and its commitment to community involvement, education and awareness of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment by providing caseworkers with desperately needed resources, training, and support services.

“As a board member of CPD, I  find that Patient Appreciation Day is a great way to help raise funds for this wonderful organization while also raising awareness about child abuse, neglect and abandonment in North Texas,” says Peay. “Over the years, our Patient Appreciation Day has really caught on. People look forward to it as a way to give back to the community while enjoying something that is beneficial to their own health and wellness.”

Previous Patient Appreciation Days have raised more than $2,000 each. Non-patients can participate in this day of philanthropy as well by stopping by the office to drop off a donation and enjoy refreshments. Everyone who donates will also be entered to win some door prizes.

About COREhealth Wellness Center
COREhealth Wellness Center offers a host of beneficial therapies including spinal manipulation (“the adjustment”), water massage, spinal decompression, cold laser treatment, infrared therapy, Foot Levelers custom orthotics, foot analysis and nutrition plans for any weight management goal. Owner Dr. Eric Peay employs a staff of chiropractic assistants and massage therapists who work closely with him to provide the appropriate therapeutic treatments that harmonize with each patient’s chiropractic program to provide added pain relief and stress reduction. To learn more visit or call (214) 219-3300.

Sep 11 2012

Dallas City Performance Hall Grand Opening Festivities Sept. 13-16


Dallas City Performance Hall – a venue created to provide performance space for the city’s emerging and mid-size arts and culture organizations – opens September 13 as the newest addition to the Dallas Arts District. Grand opening festivities will be held daily from Sept 13-16 to celebrate the Hall’s Phase I completion, which includes a 750-seat theater and additional space for concerts, movies, lectures, film and other similar events. (See full schedule below)


Ribbon-cutting ceremony and first public tour of Dallas City Performance Hall


Remarks by Mayor Mike Rawlings, Mary K. Suhm, City of Dallas City Manager

Honorary guests include:

- Council Member Ann Margolin, Arts, Culture & Libraries Committee Chair

-  Council Member Angela Hunt

- Maria Munoz-Blanco, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Director

- John Paul Batiste, Cultural Affairs Commission Chair

Tours led by Dallas Center for Architecture docents


Thursday, September 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


2520 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201


The Hall opens to the public September 13 through September 16, 2012 with a variety of free-to-the-public performances and family-friendly activities as well as ticketed grand-opening concerts. The grand opening schedule features the following**:

Thursday, September 13

-   4-6 p.m. – Hall open for tours lead by Dallas Center for Architecture. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-   6 p.m. – Panel discussion with the creative minds behind the building’s design, featuring Leigh Breslau, AIA (Trahan Architects); Brian George, AIA (Corgan); Jack Hagler (Schuler Shook); and Mark Holden (Jaffe Holden). Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Friday, September 14

-   12 p.m. – Live broadcast of “At Work with Amy,” WRR Classical  101’s midday show. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-   7 p.m. – Denton singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe brings her distinctive style to the Hall’s first performance. Hall Stage. Tickets $20-$50 at

-   9 p.m. doors, 10 p.m. show – Triple Play presented by KXT, Dallas Observer and Kessler Entertainment Group featuring The Relatives, Seryn and Pleasant Grove. Hall Stage. Tickets $17-$27.50 at

Saturday, September 15

-       10:30 a.m. – Dallas Children’s Theater’s National Touring Company presents The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       11 a.m. – Junior Players present scenes from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-   11 a.m. – Cara Mia Theatre Co. presents Payasos Clown full of hilarious surprises. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-   12 p.m. – Interactive Improv with Jeff Swearingen from Fun House Theatre and Film. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       12:15 p.m. – Dallas Korean Cultural Foundation presents Korean Traditional Dance with Western Music. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       12:30 p.m. – Dallas Black Dance presents their Dunham Workshop Demonstration. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       1 p.m. – Dance Council of North Texas presents a showcase of Dallas-area dance troupes, including Dallas Ballet Company, Beckles Dancing Company, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Elledanceworks and Southern Methodist University Dance Division. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       1:30 p.m.– Dance Council of North Texas African American Dance Class (Moussa Diabate). Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       2 p.m. – Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation performs Nutana – New and Refreshing. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       2:30 p.m. – Shakespeare Dallas presents Speak the Speech: Shakespeare and the Spoken Word. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       3 p.m. – Gocha & Shorena Center of Dance, Estudio Flamenco, Rythmic Souls, Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation and ICE Polynesian Dance Troupe performance, produced by the Dance Council of North Texas. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       3:30 p.m. – Sherna Armstrong presents Awesome Arias. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       4 p.m. – Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli. Aztec dance performance. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       4:30 p.m. – Latin Dallas Community Class presented by United Dance Academy. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       5 p.m. – Cara Mia Theater Company presents the bi-cultural comedy El Chuco Loves La Che. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       8 p.m. – Dallas Jazz Collective concert, led by Jason Davis and the incomparable Roger Boykin, features 20 local jazz musicians ages 17 to 71 who take the audience on a historic journey of jazz music in Dallas from old Deep Ellum to the music of Dallas native Roy Hargrove. Hall Stage. Tickets $15 – General Admission.  Tickets available at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.  To charge tickets by phone call (214) 880-0202.  To charge by Internet – In person at Winspear Box Office, 2403 Flora Street.

Sunday, September 16

-       12 p.m. – Le Theatre de Marionette presents a fun-filled medley of familiar tunes featuring marionette puppets. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       12:15 p.m. — Mariachi Quetzal. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       1 p.m. – Orchestra of New Spain presents Baroque Music of Latin America. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       2 p.m. – Jason Davis Jazz performance. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       2:30 p.m. – Greiner Middle School Summer Strings. Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       3 p.m. – Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       3:30 p.m. – Maharlika Dancers. Hall Lobby. Glimpse of the Philippines – Traditional Dances from the Philippines. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       4:30 p.m. – Dallas Chamber Symphony presents So You Think You Can Conduct: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, a lighthearted intro to conducting and symphony offerings.  Hall Lobby. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

-       6 p.m. – The Women’s Chorus of Dallas. Hall Stage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

** Some events/performances subject to change

About Dallas City Performance Hall
Dallas City Performance Hall is a city-managed performance theatre opening Phase I in the Dallas Arts District in September 2012. The $40.5 million project was funded by the 2006 city bond election. Based on feedback from 70 Dallas arts organizations, the Hall is designed to provide a performing arts home in the Dallas Arts District for the city’s emerging and mid-size arts and culture organizations. The 60,000 square-foot building includes a 750-seat theatre and additional rental and performance space. It also provides rental space for concerts, theatrical productions, lectures and special events. More information at or

Jul 6 2012

North Texas Volunteer Honored for Efforts Preventing Healthcare Abuse Seeks to Engage Additional Advocates

Senior Medical Patrol Volunteer Award Winner Richard Hotinski

Frisco, TX (July 6, 2012) – In August 2011, the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, selected 10 senior volunteers from across the nation to honor during its National Health Care Fraud Conference. Collin County resident Richard Hotinski, a volunteer for North Texas-based non-profit organization The Senior Source, was chosen as one of the nominees for his “time, energy and unwavering commitment in the fight against health care fraud” as a volunteer for the Senior Medical Patrol (SMP). Now, almost one year later Hotinski is once again raising awareness for SMP by engaging a new group of citizens to utilize a variety of outreach strategies to educate and empower their peers to identify, prevent and report health care fraud during three days of training to be held by The Senior Source on July 17, 20 and 24.


“The SMP program is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to give back to their community while making an impact in the fight against fraud,” said Hotinski. “I’m hopeful that my fellow North Texans will take advantage of this training opportunity and become advocates to encourage their friends and families to actively protect themselves against fraudulent, wasteful and abusive healthcare practices.”

The Senior Source is seeking volunteers to join its SMP chapter. This training is designed to support the SMP’s efforts to protect, detect, report, prevent and reduce the $90-$100 billion dollars in Medicare fraud lost each year to scam artists. The Senior Source staff and SMP volunteers, including Mr. Hotinski, will facilitate the training sessions which will be held: Tuesday, July 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (Orientation); Friday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Medicare Basics); and Tuesday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Group Education Presentation). All training will take place at Frisco Public Library, McCallum Room, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Suite 3000. Refreshments or lunch and materials will be provided for free all training days and those interested can RSVP to Julie Krawczyk, Senior Medicare Patrol program coordinator, at (214) 525-6134 or

The SMP program empowers seniors through increased awareness and understanding of healthcare programs. This knowledge helps seniors to protect themselves from the economic and health-related consequences of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error and abuse. SMP projects also work to resolve beneficiary complaints of potential fraud in partnership with state and national fraud control/consumer protection entities, including Medicare contractors, state Medicaid fraud control units, state attorneys general, the Office of the Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

These activities support AoA’s and The Senior Source’s goals of promoting increased choice and greater independence among older adults. The activities of the SMP program also serve to enhance the financial, emotional, physical and mental well being of older adults — thereby increasing their capacity to maintain security and independence in retirement, and to make better financial and healthcare choices.

About The Senior Source

The Senior Source, a United Way partner agency, has served greater Dallas as the go-to nonprofit for aging services since 1961. The organization assists older adults at all income levels from the most active to the very frail. People turn to The Senior Source for help with job searches, nursing home advocacy, money management, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue. For more information, contact The Senior Source at 214.823.5700 or visit


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May 2 2012

One Man Dallas Nominees James Deets & Dr. Eric Peay Host ‘Man Up And Sign Up’ Happy Hour At Villa-O May 4

Event benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas and Community Partners of Dallas
seeks to get more men involved in volunteerism and community outreach in North Texas

As part of their campaign for the One Man Dallas event, nominees James Deets and Dr. Eric Peay invite male volunteers and their friends to attend this All-American Prep themed happy hour benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas and Community Partners of Dallas, two organizations in need of male volunteers. All happy hour attendees will receive a gift certificate from COREhealth Wellness Center. To watch the event video, please visit

Friday, May 4
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

4514 Travis Street
Dallas, TX 75205

Free, but RSVP to is requested.

Women volunteer at a rate of five times of that of men. One Man Dallas’ mission is to engage men in community projects to make North Texas a better place to live and work.

James Deets
is the managing director at Apex Global Partners Inc. and a board member for Legal Hospice of Texas. Dr. Eric Peay is the owner and president of COREhealth Wellness Center and serves on the board of Community Partners of Dallas. Both men are finalists for the 2012 One Man Dallas event.

About One Man Dallas
One Man Dallas is a fun, social and professional event that identifies one man in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area who represents the best of community involvement, personality, intelligence and fitness. Twenty one nominees backed by North Texas non-profits are competing for the title of One Man Dallas and to raise awareness about the importance of male volunteerism. The winner will be announced on May 10. To learn more visit

Jan 20 2012

Pop the Question on Valentine’s Day at Ristorante Nicola and the Restaurant Will ‘Pop’ for Dinner

DALLAS (January 20, 2012) – It’s a day of love poems, romance and surprise engagements: Valentine’s Day. This February 14th, Ristorante Nicola, located at 8111 Preston Road in Dallas, invites guys (and ladies) to take a bended knee in an elegant atmosphere with exquisite food that will not be soon forgotten. Every couple who “pops the question” during the evening’s meal will receive a complimentary dinner*. To make the event extra special, the staff at Ristorante Nicola will even work with suitors on a one-on-one basis before the big day to determine a perfect surprise presentation. Imagine a loved one’s expression when the tiramisu arrives topped with an engagement ring!

The evening’s three-course San Valentino (Valentine’s Day) menu, for those getting engaged or just enjoying a dinner together, is $89 per couple plus tax and gratuity. It will be available on Tuesday, February 14 from 5 to 10 p.m. The restaurant’s most treasured items from the regular menu of house-made pastas and other delicacies will also be available during this time. Reservations can be made by calling (214) 379-1111 or by visiting

The Valentine’s Day menu begins with two complimentary Pomegrinis – a refreshing cocktail of Prosecco and pomegranate juice. Guests can then choose a Primi (First Course) of Focaccia Pomodoro e Basilico, signature flatbread with tomatoes and basil, or Gamberoni Insalata Pesta, poached jumbo shrimp atop a mango, papaya, avocado and mache salad tossed with blood orange vinaigrette. A wine pairing of Pinot Grigio Baroni Fini is available for $9. For Secondi (“Seconds” in English) guests may select among entrees including: Spiedini Di Capesante, prosciutto wrapped sea scallops and filet mignon skewers drizzled with veal balsamic reduction and served with a wild baby arugula, fennel and pink grapefruit salad (paired with Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Illuminati for $11); Tagliatelle All’Astice Con Piselli, a narrow-strip pasta tossed with lobster meat, sweet peas and red bell peppers in lobster sauce (paired with Gavi Batasiolo for $9); or Filetto Di Branzino, pan-roasted fish fillet topped with oven roasted tomatoes, diced jumbo shrimp, butternut squash purée and leak-butter sauce (paired with Morgan, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands for $11) .

To end the evening, the Dolce (Dessert) is Mousse Di Cioccolato Fondente, semi-sweet chocolate mousse with fresh strawberries, passion fruit sauce and white chocolate shavings. It can be paired with Moscato D’Asti Mionetto for $8.

* Eligibility for the “Pop the Question” promotion requires notification of intent at time of reservation. All proposals must be witnessed by a designated Ristorante Nicola staff member. Guests who “Pop the Question” on February 14, 2012 will receive a gift certificate for $50 for a future meal valid from February 15 through December 30, 2012.

Oct 10 2011

CHROME HEARTS Trunk Show at Occhiali Modern Optics

With a commitment to fashion forward frames, Occhiali Modern Optics is proud to now carry the CHROME HEARTS® eyewear line and will be hosting a special trunk show on Thursday, October 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. This event marks one of the first events in Occhiali’s new, larger space in the Plaza at Preston Center, 8300 Preston Road #310 (next to Orvis, facing Preston Road).

“CHROME HEARTS is a surprisingly diverse collection of styles that range from conservative and classic to bold and edgy,” says storeowner, Lisa Methvin. “And this trunk show is a great way to show off the exciting line as well as our new space.”

Recognized for its extensive product line and hand-craftsmanship, CHROME HEARTS has been honored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Accessory Designer of the Year Award and has been included in such prestigious exhibits as the “Rock Style” collection at the Met’s Costume Institute and “The Nature of Diamonds” exhibit at Tokyo’s National Science Museum.

Complimentary valet will be offered for this event.

About Occhiali Modern Optics:
Occhiali Modern Optics is Dallas’ leading boutique for luxury eyewear featuring a wide array of styles from top designers such as Anne et Valentin, Gold & Wood, Alain Mikli, Tom Ford, Lindberg and others. Known for its knowledgeable and friendly staff, Occhiali works with customers to help them select the perfect frames for their face, their personality and their lives. Due to construction at the Plaza at Preston Center, Occhiali has relocated within the Center to 8300 Preston Road #310 (next to Orvis facing Preston Road). For more information, please call (214) 368-2777.

Oct 3 2011

Dallas-Area’s ‘Neediest Kitchens’ Get a Chance at a Makeover from

The kitchen is supposed to be the heart of the house, but for many homeowners the space is lacking the personality that it deserves. With this in mind, is on the search to find Dallas-area’s “Neediest Kitchens.” During this three-month promotion, applicants will have a chance to submit photos of their deprived kitchens in hopes of winning some complimentary updates including new hardware, faucets, countertops, sinks and backsplashes. Additionally, one lucky winner will receive a complete kitchen makeover.

The contest began October 1, 2011, with the hardware and faucet portion. All month long, Dallas-area homeowners* can submit photos of their needy kitchens to’s Facebook page. That month’s winner, determined by popular vote on Facebook, will be selected on October 31. From November 1-30, 2011, is the countertop and sink promotion. All entries made during this month will be eligible to receive not only new surfaces, but, literally, a new kitchen sink! In December, contestants can try for a new backsplash. Entries are eligible from December 1-31, 2011 with the winner receiving a brand new backsplash.

“The whole premise behind is to help customers dream and draft a new kitchen that fits their needs and their budget,” says Mary Kathryn Reese, co-founder and president. “We wanted to find Dallas-area’s ‘Neediest Kitchens’ to give people a chance to fix up those less-than-desirable spaces. It’s a great kitchen that turns a house into a home.”

The “Neediest Kitchens” competition wraps up in January 2012 when the homes selected from October, November and December compete to see who is chosen for a Complete Kitchen Makeover. Work on all projects will begin in February 2012 with completion by March 2012.

Snappy Kitchens is owned by Mary Kathryn Reese and Jennifer Sherrill and supported by a team of designers and installers with expertise in kitchen design and remodeling. With backgrounds in management consulting, Reese and Sherrill combined their success with Fortune 500 companies with their passions for cooking and remodeling to start a custom kitchen design and remodeling firm, Kitchen Design Concepts. Noticing an ever-increasing number of consumers looking for updates versus complete kitchen remodels, they created to help clients update their kitchens without the expense and time required for a complete remodel. For more information, visit or call (214) 390-1600.

* See rules on the Facebook page for eligibility requirements.

Sep 29 2011

Final 2011 Edition of Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp To Begin Oct. 10

After another successful spring and summer of helping groups of people to bring fitness into their daily lives, Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp will host it’s final 2011 outdoor six-week training session beginning Monday, October 10 at Lee Park in Dallas. First-timers are invited to try one morning or evening class for FREE on Wednesday, October 12. However, RSVP is required to Lead Trainer Billy Young at or by calling (214) 219-3300 to ensure space.

Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp is dedicated to helping people lose weight and strengthen their cores. Unlike a lone trip to the gym, Booty Camp brings together a group of people from various fitness levels to work as a group toward the next step that is right for them.

Dr. Eric Peay, a chiropractor and owner of COREhealth Wellness Center, created this distinctive boot camp fitness program in 2007 in response to patients who needed to lose weight but were too intimidated by gyms and “yelling,” military-style boot camps to get started. Booty Camp was born as a safe, effective and friendly way for people of all shapes and sizes to lose weight while learning how to bring healthy living into every part of their daily lives. The name “Booty Camp” came about from participants who noticed the program’s emphasis on keeping a firm tush during many of the exercises, too.

“While spring and summer are nice, fall is the perfect weather for training outdoors,” says Dr. Peay. “The cooler weather is really refreshing when you are working up a sweat. And once it gets too cold to be outside, we’ll have our small group training sessions so people can keep the momentum going all winter long.”

Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp is offered five days a week in the morning and the evening to fit the needs of busy professionals. Attendees can choose a Two-Day Session ($199), a Three-Day Session ($275), or a Five-Day “Anytime” Session ($325) that allows participants to attend up to five classes weekly (with a minimum commitment of three). The final session of the 2011 season of Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp begins Monday, October 10 and runs through Friday, November 18.

Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp is held at Lee Park, 3400 Turtle Creek Boulevard, in Dallas. Morning sessions begin at 5:50 a.m. and end at 7 a.m. Evening sessions begin at 6:20 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Small group workouts are also offered by appointment in the COREhealth Wellness Center fitness studio at 3131 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 820, in Dallas with an expanded offering beginning November 28.

Certified Personal Trainers Billy Young, LeMarc Johnson and Jeni Maldonado lead all of the exercises. During the six-week program, Booty Campers experience a variety of different workout styles ranging from military-style basic training drills to core and abdominal workouts. The group also takes excursions to the nearby Katy Trail to help vary the routine. And because the camper-to-instructor ratio is well balanced, the instructors can fine-tune each workout to fit the needs of each attendee.

Dr. Peay attends camps weekly to personally assess campers’ progress and to share information about other wellness options. In doing such, he brings in experts and information in areas including nutrition, massage and chiropractic care.

Registration for Dr. Peay’s Booty Camp is available by calling (214) 219-3300 or e-mailing More information can also be found online at or at

Sep 26 2011

Bronwen Weber Wins ‘Lion King’ Themed Food Network Challenge


Title Marks Dallas Food Artist’s Eighth Gold Medal And Undisputed Role As Queen Of The Baking Jungle


DALLAS – Bronwen Weber, Frosted Art Bakery & Studio’s executive chef, was crowned the winner of Food Network Challenge: Lion King Cakes which aired on Sunday, September 25. The win marked her 14th medal from the Food Network Challenges (more than any other contestant), as well as her eighth gold (first place) medal, which is three more than the second best challenger.

As part of the competition, Weber and three other cake designers were challenged with transforming scenes from the Disney classic The Lion King into edible works of art. Weber’s design featured the film’s villain, Scar, and the hyenas in a dark, scary cave scene, with a bubbling sugar moat under lit by remote controlled LED lights. The cake was another one of Bronwen’s signature cantilevered engineering marvels; the laughing hyenas swirled and rotated while sinister smoke enveloped them.

“This was a really fun challenge, and I’m thrilled to win,” says Weber. “The Lion King characters are very familiar to people, so every detail had to be perfect.”

In addition to the title of champion cake maker, Weber also received $10,000 for her winning creation. The Food Network Challenge will air again tonight, Monday, September 26 at 7:00 PM ET/PT. For more details, visit

About Bronwen
Chef Bronwen Weber’s cake designs and living-out-loud approach to sugar and spice have been published in Brides Magazine, American Cake Decorating Magazine, and England’s Cakecraft Magazine, among many others. She has won countless Grand Prize, Gold Medal, and Best of Show distinctions in numerous competitions, including Food Network challenges, the American Culinary Federation, and various cake shows around the country.

About Frosted Art Bakery & Studio
North Texas’ home for specialty cakes beyond the imagination, Frosted Art Bakery & Studio is located at 1546 Edison Street, Dallas, TX 75207 (in the Design District). Hours are by appointment only Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment, please call (214) 760-8707 or visit for more information.

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