Social Eyes by Faye Reeder

Eyes on H-E-B: Taste of Northeast on Thursday supports the arts

Taste of Northeast features many shopping opportunities.
Taste of Northeast features many shopping opportunities.

Get a taste of great food and a taste of early holiday shopping at the upcoming Taste of Northeast set for Thursday at the Hurst Conference Center. Hosted by Arts Council Northeast, the festive event will feature signature dishes or drinks from 25 area restaurants and a fashionable array of retail shops.

“Sample a wide variety of food from many types of cuisine, along with several types of drink to try,” said Jessica Farrell, who is chairing the event.

“Taste of Northeast offers a great opportunity to shop for the holidays. Our many vendors will be offering specialty gift items that are sure to delight — beautiful and unique jewelry, art, and clothing, along with gift certificates for pampering your favorite people. Shop while eating, drinking and enjoying live music.”

“Blueprint band will return since they were such a big hit last year with people dancing in the aisles,” said Lee Koch, director of Arts Council Northeast. “Also, the construction on the parking garage is finished, so parking will be easier this year.” And back by popular demand will be the Nutcracker on Stilts that crowds last year loved.

The venue is at 1601 Campus Drive. Parking is free, and the event is open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Arts Council members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders receive a $5 discount on advance tickets. Purchase online at or call 817-283-3406.

Upscale resale shop opens in Euless to benefit families in need

Show a little love to the newly opened GRACEful Buys resale shop in Euless at 700 W. Euless Blvd. The new store has 10,000 square feet and sells all sorts of merchandise including apparel, books, toys, home furnishings and decor, kitchen and linens. Another store is located in Grapevine.

All of the sales revenue funds programs at the Grapevine-based charity GRACE. The nonprofit provides food, clothing, medical care and shelter to Northeast Tarrant families facing crisis due to limited income or recent emergency.

According to a recent news release, the store earned a 4  1/2-star Yelp and Facebook rating.

GRACEful Buys is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Reach the store at 817-283-0977 or visit to learn more.

Nominate outstanding businesses, individuals for chamber awards

The H-E-B Chamber of Commerce never fails to celebrate the many accomplishments of chamber members, member businesses and outstanding individuals at its annual awards luncheon.

If you know someone who deserves to be recognized, nominations are now open and must be submitted by chamber members by Nov. 20. If you are not a chamber member, the opportunity to nominate a worthy person for an award is just one of many excellent reasons to go ahead and join now.

Award categories include Business of the Year, Member of the Year, the Gertrude Tarpley Memorial Spirit Award, the Bill Ridgway Spirit of Enterprise Award, the H-E-B Chamber Community Service Award and the Clyde Mooney Award for volunteers. The winners will be announced at the Jan. 14 awards luncheon.

Nomination forms with detailed information are available online at, or contact chamber CEO Mary Frazior at 817-283-1521 or

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