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Kitchen Winners!
Outstanding kitchens from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

| December 1, 2013
Kitchen Winners! </br>Outstanding kitchens from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Glass in all its glory—hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in both the Best Kitchen and the Best Bath in the 2013 Design Competition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners in this annual contest were revealed on April 18th at an exclusive Design […]

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the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Dec 2013

MY FAVORITE :

Cute Adorable Kitten Tries to Steal Dog’s Tongue
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Festive Spiral Cookies

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR
THE LEAP IN HOME ENTERTAINMENT: FROM RADIO TO TV

| December 1, 2013
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR </br> THE LEAP IN HOME ENTERTAINMENT:  FROM RADIO TO TV

By Jane Ledbetter Radio used to be the thing that brought the world to the people. The whole family would sit around the radio and listen to President Roosevelt’s “Fire Side Chats” or get the morning farm news and weather forecast first hand from Dewey Compton. There was nothing to see; the people listened and […]

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013

| December 1, 2013
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013

WILLIAM HENRY Woman up…. Buy your man a unique, timeless pocket knife. This brand was established creating exclusive and award-winning pocket knives, transforming them into a superb piece of functional jewelry for men. Today’s collections include writing instruments, money clips, cuff links and golf tools, and William Henry has grown to become one of the most […]

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Around Cy-Fair Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Around Cy-Fair Dec 2013

TOWNE LAKE HOSTS HEART WALK. Towne Lake hosted the Northwest Harris County Heart Walk, where participants walked to raise funds for and awareness of heart disease prevention. The route led walkers through the Towne Lake community. _________________________________________________________________________________ CY WOODS STUDENTS DONATE  FOOD TO LESS FORTUNATE– Following a two-week campaign through its English department and a […]

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Flu and Pertussis Immunizations for Pregnant Women

| December 1, 2013
Flu and Pertussis Immunizations for Pregnant Women

Immunizations Safeguard Against Complications From Influenza And Whooping Cough Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia. Here is an overview of the disease, courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is estimated that there are as many […]

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Facelift Fervor

| December 1, 2013
Facelift Fervor

  When injectables and fillers aren’t enough By Elizabeth Anthony In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a 77 percent increase in the number of cosmetic procedures that were performed over the past decade. Americans […]

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Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s

| December 1, 2013
Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s

  As the over-65 population grows, so will the number of Americans dealing with the disease Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia. Here is an overview of the disease, courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association. It […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students Dec 2013

STUDENT’S WINNING DRAWING TO BE FEATURED ON WATERWISE KITS – Smith Middle School sixth-grade student Bryan Lopez was named the winner in the Harris Galveston Subsidence District WaterWise Kit Design Contest, drawing the winning image that will be featured on the 2013-14 WaterWise kits. The theme for the Kit Design Contest was water conservation, prompting […]

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Discoveries Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Discoveries Dec 2013

HEADPHONES BY HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER These wireless TV headphones earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because they had unmatched sound quality and superior range. Panelists lauded The Best TV Headphones for having “the best overall sound,” “great right/left ear separation,” and transmitting “very lifelike voices.” Panelists were critical of lesser models that produced […]

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When Crickets Cease to Chirp, Plant Tulips

| December 1, 2013
When Crickets Cease to Chirp, Plant Tulips

Timing is everything when it comes to planting bulbs Good things still come to those who wait. This is especially true of those who love tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs. To bloom in spring, bulbs must be planted in fall when cool soil temperatures offer the right rooting conditions. The beginning of planting season […]

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Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

| December 1, 2013
Brighten the Holidays with Amaryllis

They are easy to grow indoors and outdoors Winter is not the season most often associated with growing flamboyant flowers – unless the subject happens to be amaryllis. With large tropical flowers that rival anything the summer garden can boast, amaryllis are grown indoors in pots to brighten the holidays and dark winter days. Such […]

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Book Reviews Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Book Reviews Dec 2013

CHAIRS: 1,000 MASTERPIECES OF MODERN DESIGN Chairs: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design – 1800 to the Present Day by Charlotte and Peter Fiell is a unique source for interior specialists, collectors,  set designers and more. The illustrated guide features the variety of innovative forms and materials applied in seating design from 1800 to the present […]

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The Cliffs of the Carolinas

| December 1, 2013
The Cliffs of the Carolinas

By Bill Anderson with Cheryl Alexander Whether you enjoy being close to the water, up in the mountains or part of vibrant city life, The Cliffs — an extraordinary collection of resort communities straddling North and South Carolina in the heart of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains — offers something for your whole family to […]

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Excellent Wines to Enjoy Now
Red, white or sparkling, something for all

| December 1, 2013
Excellent Wines to Enjoy Now </br>Red, white or sparkling, something for all

By Denman Moody TheAdvancedOenophile.com Here are some suggestions for excellent wines that you don’t have to wait years to enjoy.   Sparkling J Vineyards and Winery J Cuvée 20 Brut Sonoma County — Different vineyard lots were fermented and kept separately prior to blending. After two years in the cellar, the bottles were riddled, disgorged […]

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Mini Cooper – Chevrolet Impala

| December 1, 2013
Mini Cooper – Chevrolet Impala

This Nissan’sAround View Monitor has cameras on all four sides of the car and gives you a 360- degree view of your space.

The GM Sierra Pickupsits much lower yet retains truck level ground clearance and the wheels have abundant vertical travel in the wheel wells.

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Sprawling, Spacious and Stupendous

| November 1, 2013
Sprawling, Spacious and Stupendous

Portrait photographer Susan Becker makes her living through the lens, absorbed in her subjects. It’s all about lighting, contrast, composition. Balance. And it’s that same creative intuition that drove perhaps her most compelling project to date, the design of her art-filled New Orleans style shotgun house

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Houston Couple’s Product to be Distributed Across Texas

| November 1, 2013
Houston Couple’s Product to be Distributed Across Texas

SPIRITS ARE HIGH OVER IZKALI TEQUILA By Judy Latta Several years ago, Fort Bend County resident and Monterrey, Mexico native Ignacio Flores recognized a deficiency in the Houston tequila market. Premium tequila was available to consumers if they were willing to spend $55 to $100. Inexpensive tequila was abundant, but the quality was far below […]

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Happenings Nov 2013

| November 1, 2013
Happenings Nov 2013

THEATRE SUBURBIA PRESENTS THE MAN WHO WANTED TO BE SANTA CLAUS, BEGINNING NOV. 1 Theatre Suburbia presents The Man Who Wanted to be Santa Claus by local playwright Pat Cook from Nov. 1-30. From singing messengers to lovesick reporters this holiday tonic is just the antidote for a cynical world and goes a long way […]

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For the Shoe Lover on Your Gift List

| November 1, 2013
For the Shoe Lover on Your Gift List

Jay Strongwater

Mason Spider Tack Pin adds a colorful, whimsical note to your attire.

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