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the Editor’s Picks … January 2017

| January 1, 2016
the Editor’s Picks … January 2017

– The Amazing Birth of a Hand Blown Glass Pitcher
– Oven Roasted Butternut Squash
– Creamy Garlic Noodles

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – The Power of Journals

| January 1, 2016
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – The Power of Journals

by Fred Collins My New Year’s resolution is to be more disciplined about keeping my personal journal, which helps me organize my thoughts, observations and activities. Journals and diaries can be powerful tools and sometimes become extremely valuable. Perhaps the most valuable in America are the journals of Lewis and Clark that they authored while […]

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Holiday Décor Celebrates The
Reason For The Season

| December 1, 2015
Holiday Décor Celebrates The </br>Reason For The Season

For 24 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) has showcased homes extravagantly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods

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Happenings in CY-FAIR
December 2015

| December 1, 2015
Happenings in CY-FAIR </br> December 2015

HAA’S FOLKLIFE + TRADITIONAL ARTS PRESENTS WINTER CELEBRATIONS, DEC. 2- FEB. 16 Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Tradi­tional Arts program presents Winter Cele­brations, a trio of installations, along with live performances and interactive events centered on the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Lunar New Year and the African-American trail riders who help kick […]

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Sheridan Star Steppers Gifted with $10,000

| December 1, 2015
Sheridan Star Steppers Gifted with $10,000

Ellen Degeneres Surprises Teacher And Team On Her Show Shani Glasby fulfilled a dream of meeting Ellen DeGeneres when she and nine members of the Sheridan Star Steppers step team appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in November. “That’s the No. 1 thing on my bucket list, literally,” said Glasby, a Sheriden Elemen­tary School third-grade […]

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Jeans & Jewels Gala has Largest Fundraiser Ever for Northwest Assistance Ministries

| December 1, 2015
Jeans & Jewels Gala has Largest Fundraiser Ever for Northwest Assistance Ministries

More Than $735,000 Raised At Event Of Rustic Elegance Photos by KW Photography Despite torrential rain outside, supporters of Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) turned out for for a grand celebration of “Cowboy Up with Boots & Bling” at the 17th annual Jeans & Jewels Gala on Saturday, Oct. 24 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. This […]

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Nutcracker Collection Fills Home with Memories

| December 1, 2015
Nutcracker Collection Fills Home  with Memories

Brenda Hatfield’s Collection Ranges From Religion To Cultural Icons, From Personal Sentiment To Sports By Mara Soloway / Photos by Amanda White When Brenda Hatfield of The Woodlands went nuts over nutcrackers, she went all in: at last count, she has 150 collected over the last 27 years or so. It’s been an adventure, finding them at […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Meghan & Scott

| December 1, 2015
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br> Meghan & Scott

Text by Melanie Saxton / Photos by Morgan Lynn Photography Score one point in the international romance department for University of Georgia sport scholarships. Meghan Gibbons — a young woman born and raised in The Woodlands — and Scott Alpine — a young man born and raised in New Zealand — met precisely because each […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now, December 2015

| December 1, 2015
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now, December 2015

FENDI Crazy Carats stainless steel topaz watch with white diamond bezel. neimanmarcus.com

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Kitchen Design Winners Set High Standards

| December 1, 2015
Kitchen Design Winners Set High Standards

A wide range of kitchen styles garnered awards at this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition – from Moroccan flair, elegant touches of French Provincial, a rustic farm look and feel, a cake baker’s dream, a 1940s Cape Cod appearance and more! While the winning stylings are eclectic, the kitchens all have […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Collecting Advent Calendars

| December 1, 2015
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br> Collecting Advent Calendars

From the Latin term adventus, Advent means “the arrival.” For centuries, Advent has been a time of spiritual reflection for Christians in anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Spruce Up Your Exterior Doors

| December 1, 2015
Spruce Up Your Exterior Doors

Care For This Important Focal Point Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive Before guests arrive for the December holidays, homeowners should take stock of their home exterior doors to renew and beautify them to assure years of long-lasting beauty and service. “Entry doors are like other key features of the home because they require routine maintenance,” […]

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Cash Registers Brought the Sounds of Christmas Bells

| December 1, 2015
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Cash Registers Brought the Sounds of Christmas Bells

Views of the 1903 NCR cash register from the front, from behind and a close-up of the personlized name plate made for E.F. Juergen. Christmas bells mean many things to different people, but many will recall the quote from the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life: “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” […]

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Holiday Gift Guide – December 2015

| December 1, 2015
Holiday Gift Guide –  December 2015

THE BILLIARD FACTORY Enabling all friends and families to share priceless times together, one game room at a time. It is our pledge that the Billiard Factory will work hard to earn your business, striving to provide our customers with the highest quality products and top-notch Customer service. 281-444-5740 billiardfactory.com

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Downton Abbey’s Final Season Promises Surprises

| December 1, 2015
Downton Abbey’s Final Season  Promises Surprises

Series Is Most-Watched Drama In PBS History Fans of Downton Abbey know all too well: Season 6 will be the final one of the hit drama series, which is co-produced by Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE and is shown in the Houston area on Houston Public Media TV8. Millions of people worldwide have followed the journey […]

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Around Cy-Fair, Dec 2015

| December 1, 2015
Around Cy-Fair, Dec 2015

HOWL-O-WEEN FEST AT BRIDGELAND RAISES FUNDS FOR PET GROUPS Despite the inclement weather, more than 1,200 people and their pups had a waggin’ good time at the seventh annual Howl-O-Ween Fest on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Bridgeland, an award-winning master planned community, located in Cypress. Howl-O-Ween Fest at Bridgeland raised $1,100 for local pet rescue […]

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Diet and Physical Activity

| December 1, 2015
Diet and Physical Activity

What’s The Cancer Connection? How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. The good news is that you do something about this. […]

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Love Your Neck

| December 1, 2015
Love Your Neck

Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and …

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports,
Students Dec 2015

| December 1, 2015
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, </br>Students Dec 2015

CY SPRINGS STUDENTS DONATE TO CHARITY FOR TRAFFICKING VICTIMS Members of the Girls RULE (Respect – Understanding – Love – Each Other) club at Cypress Springs High School donated toiletry items to the charity Free the Captives, which benefits teenage girls who have been victims of human trafficking. Girls RULE, which was established in 2010 […]

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