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Add Some Eye Candy to Your Garden This Fall

| October 1, 2016
Add Some Eye Candy to Your Garden This Fall

Plant Bulbs Now That Will Flower In Spring By Melinda Myers Shorten the winter season with the help of spring flowering bulbs that you plant in fall. These beauties often provide the first bit of color, fragrance and winter relief each year. Look for new and unique ways to incorporate bulbs into your landscape. Create […]

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the Editor’s Picks … October 2016

| October 1, 2016
the Editor’s Picks … October 2016

-Baby Girl Laughing
-Hauntingly Good Halloween Cocktails
-Fall Cabbage Container

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Treating Breast Cancer

| October 1, 2016
Treating Breast Cancer

An Overview Of Options I f you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, your cancer care team will discuss treatment options with you. It’s important that you take time to think about your choices. You will want to weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects. Which treatments are used […]

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Cypress Historical Society, Preserving Cypress History

| October 1, 2016
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Cypress Historical Society, Preserving Cypress History

The Cypress Historical Society (CHS) was the evolution of a core group of volunteers who helped Commissioner Steve Radack prepare Cypress Top Historic Park for its opening in November 2008. This intrepid group of volunteers was led by Diane Neff and Debbie Ward. They were joined by other key people, including Helen Callender, Joyce Kleb, […]

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Around Cy-Fair, October 2016

| October 1, 2016
Around Cy-Fair,  October 2016

GUESTS GET UNCORKED AT NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES WINE PARTY Despite torrential rains hammering the Northwest West Houston area, supporters of Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) enjoyed an evening of “sips and bites” at the second annual Uncorking Wine Party event benefitting NAM programs. The evening took place Aug. 18 at Citation Oil & Gas and was […]

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Fact-checking the Myths About Breast Cancer

| October 1, 2016
Fact-checking the Myths About Breast Cancer

Common Beliefs That Shouldn’t Be Believed By Connie Oliver With the political season heating up as the presidential election draws ever closer, it seems that everything is being fact-checked. Just as we fact-check candidates’ statements to help ensure the health of our nation, we should also be fact-checking some common beliefs about breast cancer to […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students October 2016

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

CY WOODS VOLLEYBALL TEAM EARNS 10TH STRAIGHT ACADEMIC AWARD The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recognized the Cypress Woods High School volleyball with the 2015-2016 AVCA Team Academic Award on July 25. The award honors teams that have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom. Cypress Woods has earned […]

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Discoveries October 2016

| October 1, 2016
Discoveries October 2016

2016 EDITION POLISH POTTERY JACK-O’-LANTERN In the village of Boleslawiec, Poland Uno Alla Volta works with artisans to ensure an exclusive Halloween design on this Polish stoneware Jack-O’-Lantern. Using the traditional folk art method, Halloween motifs are meticulously placed with hand-carved sponges and detailed with fine hand-painted brushwork. These exquisite details are preserved on each […]

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Ice Cream Delights!

| October 1, 2016
Ice Cream Delights!

-Roasted White Peaches with Honeycomb and Vanilla Ice Cream
-Brookie Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches
-S’mores Ice Cream Birthday Pie

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Cy-Fair Business October 2016

| October 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Business October 2016

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION NAMES TOP TEN BUSINESS WOMEN OF THE YEAR The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) named Dr. Michelle L. Becker, founder of Shots for Holly, one of the Top Ten Business Women of the Year. The Top Ten Business Women of ABWA is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence […]

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Book Reviews October 2016

| October 1, 2016
Book Reviews October 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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A Civilized Past Time -The Cultural Shift To Drinking Wine During Meals

| October 1, 2016
A Civilized Past Time -The Cultural Shift To Drinking Wine During Meals

The Cultural Shift To Drinking Wine During Meals In the ’60s and early ’70s, wine was plentiful, mostly in the sweet red (Lam­brusco), sweet white (Liebfrau­milch), sweet fizzy (Mateus and Lancers) and jug wines (Almaden Rhine Wine, Inglenook Chablis, Gallo Hearty Burgundy, etc.). At a steak house, most would have a mixed drink before dinner […]

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Acura RLX and Subaru Impreza

| October 1, 2016
Acura RLX and Subaru Impreza

Acura RLX| Starting price: $54,000 Acura’s flagship RLX remains both a supremely comfortable and surprisingly athletic vehicle. The model continues development with the addition of a host of safety features, and newer, bigger wheels. Having a winning entry, Acura has refined but not radically changed RLX. Starting at around $54,000, the RLX stays with the […]

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Legacy, Nostalgia and a Model Train Inspire Mid-Century Remodel

| September 1, 2016
Legacy, Nostalgia and a Model Train Inspire Mid-Century Remodel

Adherence To Family Values And Boyhood Dreams Earns Homeowner A Good Brick Award Glen Rosenbaum has made a name for himself in Houston in a variety of ways. He is a well-known and highly regarded partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, who not only represents high profile clients, but spends spare time doing pro bono […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR September 2016

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

STAGEWORKS THEATRE OPENS THE 2016-2017 SEASON WITH FREUD’S LAST SESSION, THROUGH SEPT. 18 Dr. Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God and the meaning of life in Freud’s Last Session, through Sept. 18. Written by Mark St. Germain, this deeply touching and humorous script will be sure to have […]

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A Place for Peanut

| September 1, 2016
A Place for Peanut

A Horse Lover’s Rescue Organization Helps Animals Escape Shocking Living Conditions Text by Melanie Saxton Horse photos by Megan Stevens Cardet E questrian Megan Stevens Cardet enjoys sharing her love of horses with the families of north Houston and beyond. Today she oversees the rescue and adoption of horses and ponies from all over the […]

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Back to School Tips for Parents

| September 1, 2016
Back to School Tips for Parents

Stay on top of all the details to keep the school year flowing smoothly By Melanie Saxton Calendars, homework, lunches and more… cheers to making the new school year a more organized one! Whether your child is transitioning to kindergarten or high school, it takes an arsenal of tips to launch a successful new school […]

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Star Furniture Introduces its Newest Collection

| September 1, 2016
Star Furniture Introduces its Newest Collection

Magnolia Home brings Joanna Gaines’ style sensibilities to a wider audience Nearly 2,000 fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines greeted the stars of the hit HGTV home makeover show, Fixer Upper, when they appeared at Star Furniture’s West Houston Star Showroom in July. The couple was there to promote / launch Joanna’s new furniture line, […]

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Pelican Hill Serves Up Italian Riviera with West Coast Style

| September 1, 2016
Pelican Hill Serves Up Italian Riviera with West Coast Style

Resort’s Fall Festa dell’Autunno brings Tuscany to Southern California Text by Noelle Valentine Photography courtesy of Pelican Hill When September rolls around, Houstonians are ready to feel the chill of the fall’s first cool front. Summer is over; the kids are back in school; and we can begin to plan our next getaway. One place […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Kendall & Bernard

| September 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Kendall & Bernard

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Ashley Gillen Photography She’s a native Texan. He’s from Panama. A chance meeting at the office sparked a romance that led them down the aisle into “happily ever after.” Kendall Harvey attended Magnolia High School and is the owner/operator of Distinguished Aromatics. Bernard Under­wood attended Balboa Academy and the […]

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