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Local Art Students Showcased at Via Colori Festival

| January 1, 2016
Local Art Students Showcased at Via Colori Festival

  Taking Their Painting To The Streets In Annual Artfest Cypress Springs and Cypress Lakes high school art students traveled to downtown Houston the weekend of Nov. 21-22 to participate in the Via Colori street painting festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary and sponsored by The Center for Hearing & Speech, the festival continued the legacy […]

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Discoveries January 2016

| January 1, 2016
Discoveries January 2016

REGINA ANDREW LIGHTING The Regina Andrew Maison chandelier lends compelling classic style to living rooms, foyers, entryways, and hallways. This curvaceous metal fixture features a stunning gold and white finish, complementing ornate tassel detailing. laylagrayce.com

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Cy-Fair Business January 2016

| January 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Business January 2016

PETER HUNTSMAN JOINS MEMORIAL HERMANN BOARD OF DIRECTORS Peter R. Huntsman, president and CEO of Huntsman Corporation, has been named to the Memorial Hermann Health System Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1. “Memorial Hermann is a nationally recognized healthcare provider that has served the Houston region for more than 100 years,” Huntsman said. “I look […]

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Book Reviews January 2016

| January 1, 2016
Book Reviews January 2016

DECORATE ANYTHING Introducing Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything by Amy Anderson – a crafting book for savvy crafters and non-crafters alike. Fun, removable and remarkably easy to use, washi tape is endlessly versatile. Use it to design coasters and dress up keyboards, create faux wallpaper and brighten up a chair, […]

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TPC Sawgrass/ THE PLAYERS Championship

| January 1, 2016
TPC  Sawgrass/ THE PLAYERS Championship

  Book A Stay And Play By Noel Valentine As if the climate and natural beauty weren’t enough, each May fans flock to the Florida sun for a chance to catch a glimpse of golf’s most illustrious champions during THE PLAYERS Champ­ionship at TPC Sawgrass (The Players Club) in what is one of the most […]

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Great Wines, Good Restaurants and a Book Signing

| January 1, 2016
Great Wines, Good Restaurants and a Book Signing

A Top Recommendation From Argentina TOP RECOMMENDATION My top recommendation for this month has to be Luca Malbec from Uco Valley, Argentina. Every vintage since 2005 has been outstanding, and the 2012, recently tasted, is no exception. The bottle itself, tall, heavy and bold, foreshadows something special. And it is. My vote for a perineal […]

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Mazda CX-3 and Toyota 4Runner Trail

| January 1, 2016
Mazda CX-3 and Toyota 4Runner Trail

MAZDA CX-3 | Starting Price: $20,000

TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRAIL Starting Price: $33,500

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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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