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Party Perfect Carvings for Halloween

| October 1, 2015
Party Perfect Carvings for Halloween

It’s that time of year – jack-o-melon carving time! Watermelon carvings are a fun and different way to show off your spookiest Halloween faces. Throwing a Monster Mash has never been more fun, and this watermelon carving makes the ultimate centerpiece as the head of Frankenstein. Then round out your party menu with these kid-friendly […]

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Cy-Fair Business Oct 2015

| October 1, 2015
Cy-Fair Business Oct 2015

NEW CFISD EDUCATIONAL VILLAGE PLANNED FOR BRIDGELAND Bridgeland, a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation, has announced that Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) has purchased 127.8 acres for a nearly one million-square-foot multi-campus, educational village located in Bridgeland, an award-winning master planned community in Cypress. This will be the first multi-campus location in Bridgeland. The […]

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Books October 2015

| October 1, 2015
Books October 2015

DINING ON A FOOD STAMP BUDGET When Leanne Brown moved to New York to earn a master’s degree in food studies, she learned that 46 million Americans have to survive on only $4 a day, the amount provided through SNAP (the U.S. government’s food stamps program). Millions of others, too, live under similar constraints – […]

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Hill Country Getaway

| October 1, 2015
Hill Country Getaway

Lakeway Resort and Spa provides relaxation, rejuvenation and recreation By Elizabeth Anthony Lakeway Resort and Spa is nestled in the Texas Hill Country just 30 minutes west of downtown Austin and along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Travis. The award-winning, AAA Four Diamond venue is the perfect location for a successful and invigorating meeting or […]

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Winning Wines

| October 1, 2015
Winning Wines

All varieties and a great range of prices SPARKLING: Bisol “Crede” Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Spumante Brut — Made from Pinot Bianco and two relatively unknown grapes, Glera and Verdiso, this is one of my favorite Proseccos. Brilliant light straw color with a bouquet of wild flowers. Fresh and elegant, and simply transcends most of the […]

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GMC Canyon and Land Rover Discovery Sport

| October 1, 2015
GMC Canyon and Land Rover Discovery Sport

By Kelly Foss mycardata.com GMC Canyon | STARTING PRICE: $21,000 Buying a small pickup truck these days is a lot like walking into your favorite movie theater and ordering a small soda. “Small” doesn’t exist and you’re going to pay more for it than you would like. On the upside, 10 or 12 extra ounces […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR

| September 1, 2015
Happenings in CY-FAIR

BECKY’S NEW CAR OPENS 11TH TEXAS REPERTORY SEASON, AUG. 27-SEPT. 20 The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre, opens its 11th Anniversary “Emerging Visions” Season with a new staging of the Steven Dietz comedy Becky’s New Car, opening on Aug. 27 and playing four performances a week through Sept. 20. Becky Foster doesn’t […]

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The Mural Project

| September 1, 2015
The Mural Project

Bringing Houston Arts To CITYCENTRE By Elizabeth Anthony Typically when Houstonians think about growth and construction, unsightly images of debris, huge cranes and construction equipment and horrific traffic jams come to mind. As well, few Houstonians consider traveling outside the loop to experience art and cultural events. However, with its mission of “Bringing Houston Arts […]

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CyRidge Coaches Back on the Field

| September 1, 2015
CyRidge Coaches Back on the Field

After His Liver Transplant, John Mcwilliams Returns With Fellow Coach And Liver Donor Matthew Beeler Nearly five months after a liver transplant from a fellow coach helped preserve his life, Cypress Ridge High School football coach John McWilliams returned to the room where his unique road to recovery began. “This is where I was, that […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Fionna & Dakota

| September 1, 2015
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br>  Fionna & Dakota

Text by Melanie Saxton  Photos by Ryan Bumgarner Photography They both grew up in Houston, went to the same Presbyterian church camps and swam competitively for club swim teams that regularly raced each other. It seems that they should have met, yet they didn’t until 10 years later, when an online dating service “matched” them […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now
September 2015

| September 1, 2015
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now <br>September 2015</br>

Paula Cademartori– Dun Dun mini appliqued leather and suede shoulder bag. net-a-porter.com     Stephen Dweck – Turquoise agate slice necklace. liberty.co.uk.com     Sass & Bide-Metallic Messiah tailored mini dress. sassandbide.com   Dolce & Gabbana-From the Fall 2015 collection. dolceandgabbana.com   Dolce & Gabbana – Rose-print D-frame acetate sunglasses. net-a-porter.com   Lanvin Flats– Ballerina […]

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What’s Underfoot in Laminate Flooring

| September 1, 2015
What’s Underfoot in Laminate Flooring

A consumer guide to this popular option for your home

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Toys that Inspire Art and Fashion

| September 1, 2015
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br>  Toys that Inspire Art and Fashion

Lori Verderame on Google+ Dr. Lori, Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery channel.   Visit www.DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, Lori Verderame on Google+or call (888) 431-1010. By Lori Verderame Repurposing crayons to Legos to Beanie babies In 2014, soap bubbles, little green army men and […]

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Planning the Right Pool for Your living Style

| September 1, 2015
Planning 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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the Editor’s Picks …
Linda Anderson, editor & publisher September 2015

| September 1, 2015
the Editor’s Picks … <br />Linda Anderson, editor & publisher September 2015</br>

MY FAVORITES:

– Rescued Baby Hummingbird
– Coconut Lime Rice
– Pecan Pie Cookies

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR
Wear Your Best for the Class Photo

| September 1, 2015
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR </br> Wear Your Best for the Class Photo

By Fred Collins When I was a boy, school began after Labor Day. Not long after school started, it was time for the rite of the school pictures and the memorable class photo. This tradition goes back to the early 1900s. Many parents and kids were preoccupied with their dress for this special occasion. Most […]

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Around Cy-Fair

| September 1, 2015
Around Cy-Fair

CYPRESS-WOODLANDS JUNIOR FORUM EXECUTIVE BOARD Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum (CWJF), a growing women’s group dedicated to providing volunteer services and philanthropy to seniors, children and families in North Harris and South Mont­gom­ery counties, has announced the election of a new executive board. Outgoing president Gail Foster passed the gavel to new president Cheryl Foust at […]

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Learning About Leukemia

| September 1, 2015
Learning About Leukemia

Leukemias are cancers that start in cells that would normally develop into different types of blood cells. Most often, leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, but some leukemias start in other blood cell types. Leukemia is often described as being either acute (fast growing) or chronic (slow growing).   Types of Leukemia […]

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Love of the Big Easy

| September 1, 2015
Love of the Big Easy

New Orleans Style Meets Industrial In This Architectural Beauty Mardi Gras beads dangling from the hallway coat rack might serve as a clue. Then there are the fun, colorful art pieces from the French Quarter scattered playfully along one wall. “Yes, you could say we love New Orleans. My husband and I are from Louisiana,” […]

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