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Learning About Lupus

| May 1, 2016
Learning About Lupus

When the immune system goes wrong Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.   WHAT IS LUPUS? In lupus, something goes wrong […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students May 2016

    HOPPER MS STUDENTS SWEEP TRASH BASH T-SHIRT ART CONTEST Students from Hopper Middle School swept the top three honors in the 2016 River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash T-shirt Art Contest, founded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The contest, held for the past three […]

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Cypress Woods HS Students Raise $9,000 for American Cancer Society

| May 1, 2016
Cypress Woods HS Students Raise $9,000 for American Cancer Society

Thirty Teams Participate In Annual Charity Kickball Tournament Text and photos by Matthew Ramos, Cypress Woods HS Cypress Woods High School students raised $9,000 for the American Cancer Society through the eighth annual charity kickball tournament on March 5. Thirty teams consisting of 15 students each donated $300 to raise funds for the spring event […]

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Discoveries May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Discoveries May 2016

JAY STRONGWATER PILLOW Jay Strongwater’s love of the elegant but vividly bejeweled objet—whether it’s meant to rest on a tabletop or the graceful curve of a woman’s neck—has led him on a journey through the worlds of fashion and home furnishings. The Dutch Floral Pillow is handcrafted and embellished with Swarovski® crystals and beads. neimanmarcus.com […]

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Cy-Fair Business May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Business May 2016

SCHUBOT HONORED FOR 10 YEARS OF SERVICE AT HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK BOARD OF TRUSTEES Gail Schubot, immediate past vice chair and trustee of the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board of Trustees, was honored for her years of dedicated service at a reception on March 24 held at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Reginald Lillie, chair of […]

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Book Reviews May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Book Reviews May 2016

  LESSONS IN ARRANGING Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend’s wedding or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected and even the magical. Lavishly illustrated with full-color […]

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Wines to Enjoy Now

| May 1, 2016
Wines to Enjoy Now

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile Reds and whites to please the palate, and restaurant recommendations WHITE WINES Cupcake Chardonnay Monterey County 2014 — Winemaker Jessica Tomei knocked it out of the park with this best buy. $10 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen Of Hout (South Africa) 2014 — This was sent to me as a […]

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Toyota Jaguar XF & Cadillac CTS 1794 and Acura ILX

| May 1, 2016
Toyota Jaguar XF & Cadillac CTS 1794 and Acura ILX

By Kelly Foss  mycardata.com Jaguar XF | STARTING PRICE: $52,000 When Jaguar’s XF first made its debut in 2007, it ushered in a dramatically new design aesthetic for the British car maker. Everything about the XF was thoroughly modern — ready to take on the new century in style. Now, nine years later, the XF […]

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Mid-Century Modernism

| April 1, 2016
Mid-Century Modernism

Historic Home’s Meticulous Design Transcends Time And Place In 1952-53, Lars Bang, one of the first graduates of the University of Houston’s College of Architecture, designed the extraordinary Bendit House in the then-new Ayrshire section of Braes Heights subdivision (now Braeswood Place) in suburban Houston.

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Happenings in CY-FAIR April 2016

| April 1, 2016
Happenings in CY-FAIR April 2016

THE WOODLANDS WATERWAY ARTS FESTIVAL, APRIL 8-10 The 11th annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival offers a weekend escape for art and music enthusiasts of all ages and is scheduled for April 8-10. Located at Town Green Park along The Woodlands Water­way, this festival is one of the premier and most highly anticipated events of its […]

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Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe

| April 1, 2016
Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe

April Murphy Uses Color And Whimsy To Create Joy For years, April Murphy, who is this year’s featured artist at Houston’s prestigious and fun Bayou City Art Festival (BCAF), made a solid living as a artist doing marketing and graphic design for a local bank. In January 2009 that bank was bought by BBBA, and […]

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Go Red For Women Luncheon to Again Benefit American Heart Association

| April 1, 2016
Go Red For Women Luncheon to Again Benefit American Heart Association

Kick-Off Party Already Raises $11K For April 1 Event The American Heart Association (AHA) and Go Red for Women will honor Beth Eaton, a long-time AHA volunteer and supporter, at the 2016 Northwest Harris County Go Red for Women Luncheon to be held on Friday, April 1 at the Norris Conference Centers, Red Oak Ballroom […]

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Cy Woods Recognizes Key Influencers in ‘The Defining 10’ Celebration

| April 1, 2016
Cy Woods Recognizes Key Influencers in ‘The Defining 10’ Celebration

Honorees Spotlighted As Part Of The School’s 10th Anniversary By Bennett Richardson, Cypress Woods HS In honor of the 10-year anniversary of Cypress Woods High School, Principal Gary Kinninger hosted “The Defining 10” celebration on Jan. 19 to recognize 10 adults who shaped the culture and climate of the campus. The 10 honorees were Sue […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver

| April 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver

Nicole Brende and Jan-Oliver Schmidt are living proof that blind dates really do work. They were introduced by mutual friends during a “chaperoned” dinner at UP restaurant in Highland Village and have been together ever since. Nicole studied broadcast journalism at Southern Methodist University and is active in the SMU Houston alumni chapter. Prior to […]

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Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season

| April 1, 2016
Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season

Dramatic Tropical Flower Will Be Featured At Local Events By Judy Latta Photos by Pat Merritt and Linda Anderson Spring is upon us, and as warm weather blossoms begin to burst, few are as stunning and impressive as the eye-catching exotic hibiscus. Also known as “the Queen of the Tropics,” hibiscus colors range from snowy […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now, April 2016

| April 1, 2016
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now, April 2016

DOLCE & GABBANA Bucket Bag in Printed Dauphine Leather from the Claudia line has a Sicilian cartwheel print. dolcegabbana.com

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Specialty Materials Add Interest and Vibrancy

| April 1, 2016
Specialty Materials Add Interest and Vibrancy

Fusion Of Attractive Pieces Brings Pizzazz To Your Home By Mara Soloway To make your home’s interior spaces be dynamic, balanced and infused with your individuality, think Spring. The interior furnishings that are part of this Spring’s designer collections will add the feel of visual beauty to your home. Start with a foundation of harmony […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Spring Cleaning Tips

| April 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning has its drawbacks and its ad­vantages. The drawbacks are obvious: nobody really likes to clean. Once the task is complete, …

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Plan the Right Pool for Your Living Style

| April 1, 2016
Plan the Right Pool for Your Living Style

Consider Many Options Before Making Your Backyard Investment By Merry Wise Planning a custom swimming pool and/or spa for your specific environment and style of living is similar to planning your home and fashion styles — you want to analyze how you plan to use it as much as how you want it to look. […]

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