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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques

| October 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques

Sometimes you can teach an old dog a new trick. In this instance, I am the old dog. After years of working in museums and trying to light a fine work of art or an antique in the most flattering and least damaging way,

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Happenings Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Happenings Oct 2013

BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL, BEGINNING OCT 12 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is taking over Sam Houston Park Oct. 12-13 with more than 300 artists from across the nation and Houstonian Syd Moen as the featured artist. Moen is best known for her spherical panorama photographs of Houston and Galveston landmarks, a series given the […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students Oct 2013

CYPRESS LAKES DRILL TEAM SUPPORTS FIREFIGHTERS ON SEPT. 11 ANNIVERSARY – The Cypress Lakes High School Sterling Stars drill team gave back to local heroes on Sept. 11 during an early morning visit to a Houston Fire Department station No. 68, which lost a pair of firefighters in a May 31 motel fire that claimed […]

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Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry Oct 2013

NUTCRACKER MARKET KICK- OFF Speaking of shopping… put the famed Nutcracker Market on your calendar for Nov. 7-10 and get ready to hurry the kids off to school. This year’s Market theme, “Candy Cane Lane,” has been inaugurated and the volunteers are ready to open the doors of Reliant Center and welcome you. Nutcracker Market […]

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Around Cy-Fair Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Around Cy-Fair Oct 2013

TOWNE LAKE ANNOUNCES TRIATHLON WINNERS. Thousands of athletes and spectators flocked to Towne Lake for the Houston Towne Lake Triathlon. The annual event, presented by Onurmark Productions, featured both Olympic- and sprint-distance courses set throughout Towne Lake and a junior triathlon for athletes ages 6-15. Athletes participating in Onurmark’s Giving Challenge for this event raised […]

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Cy-Fair Business Briefs Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Cy-Fair Business Briefs Oct 2013

GERRY MICHALEC MCCURRY Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene announced the addition of Gerry Michalec McCurry to its Cy-Fair office. McCurry has more than 25 years of experience as a financial analyst for Compaq and Hewlett Packard and is now putting her business acumen to work for clients. McCurry is a native Houstonian […]

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Bone Chilling Decorations

| October 1, 2013
Bone Chilling Decorations

SKULL WREATH You Will Need: • Glue Gun • 13” Round Styrofoam Wreath • Black Felt • Large skull head from craft  store. This one is made of foam, about  7’’x9’’. • Fabric for bow. Space the strips around the wreath and glue each one down on backside. Cut fabric for bow about 6”W x […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Leslie & Collin

| October 1, 2013
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Leslie & Collin

Color photography by Arthur Garcia of Select Studio What better time to feature a magical vaudeville masquerade-themed wedding than in our October issue? Two creative soulmates, fashion stylist Leslie Rivas and fashion photographer Collin Kelly, tied the knot in a Big Easy ceremony on December 1, 2012 — precisely 12 years after their first date. […]

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

| October 1, 2013
the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Oct 2013

MY FAVORITE :

Rabbit Herds Sheep You Tube
Spiderweb Nacho Spread
Yarn Pumpkins

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR
HER NAME WAS IDA

| October 1, 2013
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR </br> HER NAME WAS IDA

By Jane Ledbetter Ida Groschke Grisbee Hoehman spent her whole life in the Bear Creek (Addicks) area of Cypress. She was born there on December 17, 1868 and died there on June 6, 1961 at the age of 92. Ida lived a very busy, productive life even though she was handicapped with a progressive form […]

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Fashion Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Fashion Oct 2013

Jay Strongwater

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

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Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

| October 1, 2013
Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

STUDY SUGGESTS IT GIVES THE BEST CHANCE OF REVERSING HEART DAMAGE FROM OBESITY In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function in young obese mice can be reversed when the animals lose weight from a low-calorie diet. However, older mice, […]

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What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

| October 1, 2013
What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

In a word, changes A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Modern mammography has only existed since the late 1960s, when special x-ray machines were designed and used just for breast imaging. Since then, the technology has advanced a lot, and today’s mammogram is very […]

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Bridgeland Plans “Pup-ular” Howl-O-Ween Fest

| October 1, 2013
Bridgeland Plans “Pup-ular” Howl-O-Ween Fest

Oct. 26 Event At Oak Meadow Park Rolls Over Into Fifth Year Canine superstars performing feats of brawn and brain will be highlights of Bridgeland’s “pet-acular” Howl-O-Ween Fest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Oak Meadow Park, 17730 House Hahl Road. Mutts Gone Nuts will have audience members howling and begging for […]

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Furniture Trends – What’s Old is New Again

| October 1, 2013
Furniture Trends – What’s Old is New Again

By Angela Crissman Gone are the days of creating a “cookie cutter” room with a suite of matching furniture. Instead, many designers are encouraging homeowners to create an eclectic offering that looks as though it has taken years to collect. With that in mind, this year’s most popular furniture trends are about mixing different styles […]

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Discoveries Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Discoveries Oct 2013

Baliage Bookcase from Ambella Home The Ambella artisan team has brought clean, simple design lines together with hand-styled finishes to create fresh new designs that can blend seamlessly into virtually any room style. This dramatic bookcase design features geometric mullion designs on its four front glass door windows, as well as the sides, and is […]

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Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

| October 1, 2013
Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

By Melanie Saxton Fall is the ideal time to plan for a swimming pool installation. Construction throughout the winter can ready your backyard for a springtime oasis. But because underground pools are permanent fixtures, it makes sense to know ahead of time precisely what style of pool fits your needs. For many, owning a pool […]

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Deliciously Scary Treats

| October 1, 2013
Deliciously Scary Treats

FOR GOBLINS AND GHOULS OF ALL AGES This Halloween, throw a wickedly wonderful fete for family and friends. With help from the Wilton entertaining experts, you’ll have all the tricks to treat your guests to a spooky celebration that will leave them howling with delight. Halloween’s not just for the kids anymore, so before you […]

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Book Reviews Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Book Reviews Oct 2013

THE HISTORY OF TEXAS WINE In The History of Texas Wine, local wine experts Katherine Crain and Neil Crain, Ph.D., discuss the untold story of Texas’ wine industry, a 350-year wine story that is still reaching its savory peak. Spanish colonists may have come to the state to spread Christianity, but under visionary Fr. Fray […]

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SKI NEW MEXICO!

| October 1, 2013
SKI NEW MEXICO!

A “Land Of Enchantment” Beckons With Family Friendly Resorts There’s a reason New Mexico’s nickname is “Land of Enchantment.”  New Mexico offers skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of world-class mountains. Favored for some of the most welcoming accommodations in the nation, visitors to these lower Rockies enjoy entertainment and cuisine to heighten the best […]

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