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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 16 at 12:17 PM

Pam Cope

Treasure You guest

Here is a little background on Pam Cope:

For Cope, life in her small Missouri town seemed perfect; she ran a hair salon, enjoyed a happy family life and lived in a beautiful home. Yet, she explains, "I have to say, I put on a hell of a performance. For a long time, I even had myself convinced of how good and right everything was in my life." Her ideal was shattered in 1999 when Jantsen, her 15-year-old son, died suddenly from a heart ailment; this moving memoir recounts Cope's transformation and growth after her world collapsed. Her metamorphosis began after she accepted an invitation from a friend to visit Vietnam. Though Cope was wrapped in personal

grief following the death of her son, the trip illuminated for her the superficial environment she inhabited. After visiting a local orphanage, Cope found for the first time in her life a sense of "wholeness and purpose." Soon she stepped outside her own circumscribed world and began creating better lives for the abused, neglected and at-risk children she encountered, first in Vietnam then in Cambodia and Ghana. This is a wonderful story of a woman whose personal tragedy gave birth to a gift and how she fulfilled that legacy to make the world a better place. (Apr.)

Jason Boso

Twisted Root Burger Co.

Twisted Root Burger Co. will be featured on the upcoming Food Network episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, titled "A Burger, A Bowl and a Slice" on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 9 p.m. Host Guy Fieri checks out the best restaurants cooking up America's favorites: burgers done every which way at a joint run by culinary school grads in Dallas, an Arizona pizza joint serving up family recipes and a Seattle chili shack.

Jason Boso, owner of the Twisted Root Burger Co. is pursuing his dream, creating the perfect burger. Twisted Root Burger Co. is one of the only chef-driven burger joints in town where all menu items are made from scratch, including a variety of house-specialty condiments and homemade root beer. Even the sissy food is hand crafted to satisfy any salad onnoisseur. The original Twisted Root Burger Co. is located at 2615 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas, 75226. Hours are Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. The Richardson Twisted Root Burger Co. is located at 730 East Campbell Road, Suite

330, Richardson, Texas 75081 and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Please call the Deep Ellum location at 214-741-ROOT (7668), the Richardson location at 214-579-9999 or visit for private party reservations or additional information.

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Ukulele Festival

The first ever Lone Star Ukulele Festival arrives in Dallas April 30 th- May 2nd. The festival also includes Jam sessions, open-mic night, a silent auction and exhibitor booths to round out the festivals selection of classes and activities for entertainment and learning. The festival takes place at the Metropolitan Community Church, 2735 Villa Creek Drive #290, Farmers Branch. For details and ticket information log onto .

Dana Oliver

Adventure Kids Playcare

Dana Oliver of DFW's Adventure Kids Playcare is one of only 18 entrepreneurs profiled in Entrepreneur Magazine's Spring 2009 Start Up issue that hit newsstands today 3/10/09. Adventure Kids is touted as a venture that is "Right to Start Up Right Now". -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Minette Riordan, founder of North Texas Kids magazine

Polly Harrison with Mom's Out Loud

North Texas Kids and MomsOutLoud.com

Website: or

Number for Consumers to call: 972-516-9070

The Make

The Make: is a shop/class in Bishops Arts District that opened in early 2005. The owner's one goal was to offer a creative outlet for busy urban women who needed to escape their chaotic everyday lives for a few hours and create something. The void for a place that allowed people to make cool crafts, while carrying on her Grandmother's traditions, led her to develop classes: Sewing I, Sewing II, Culinary Basics, Baking, Jewelry Design, and Tailoring, Crochet, Screen Printing, Mosaics, Fused Glass Jewelry, Japanese Lace, Floral Design, Ottoman building, Refinishing and Covering. Grab your friends and family---its totally cool, hip do-it-yourself classes!

The Make also features a boutique that features oodles of handmade goodies crafted by local artists.

The Make

313 N. Bishop avenue Dallas, TX 75208 (in the Bishop Arts District)

(214) - 256-3061

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