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Book Reviews Sep 2010

| September 1, 2010

Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy Transform your arms into your hottest accessory with the book Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms. Author and nutrition-and-fitness-coach-to-the-stars JJ Virgin’s simple, no-fail program, tell-it-like-it-is method will teach a no-fuss approach to eating that will increase energy, help build muscle […]

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Ready Yourself for Fall

| September 1, 2010

Recent red wine discoveries — great values Here are a bevy of red beauties—all great values in their respective price ranges. Buy now, and when it starts to cool off in mid October, it’s time to grill your favorite meats outside and enjoy these reds to the max. Red Guitar Old Vine Temp­ranillo-Garnacha (Spain) 2007 […]

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Buick Regal & Mercedes S400 Hybrid

| September 1, 2010
Buick Regal & Mercedes S400 Hybrid

Buick Regal Class: Midsize Sedan Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive Starting price: about $27,000 Buick gets sporty. If you go back far enough in Buick history, you’ll actually find some sporty models in the lineup. In recent history, however, “Buick” and “sporty” were rarely found in the same sentence, having been branded as the vehicle of choice […]

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Home Within the Trees

| August 1, 2010

A few years ago, Elaine McPike ventured out with a realtor friend to scout properties. She was in the market for a new place, perhaps a townhouse. But a “For Sale” sign on a corner lot in Highland Village prompted an about-face.

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Cy-Fair Events August 2010

| August 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Events August 2010

BRIDGELAND SUMMER FUN COOKING CAMPS SUMMER Bridgeland is stirring up fun with a series of day camps designed especially for young chefs. Camp Cook will be held at Bridgeland’s Lakeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing. Targeting children ages 3 through fifth grade, the classes are kept small and grouped by age. Adventurers and Explorers – […]

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Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry August 2010

| August 1, 2010
Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry August 2010

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT TOWNE LAKE   Towne Lake’s festive 3rd Annual July 4th celebration drew thousands to Caldwell Companies’ award-winning master-planned community at Barker-Cypress and West roads in northwest Houston. The crowning moment was a fabulous fireworks display on the shores of what will one day be the fourth largest lake in the Houston area. The […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students August 2010

| August 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students August 2010

BIOLOGY BY THE SEA WORKSHOP AWARDED TO CYPRESS CHRISTIAN TEACHER – Robert Cook, a secondary science teacher at Cypress Christian, was selected to participate in the teachers’ workshop, co-sponsored by The BioLogos Foundation and Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. This week-long workshop will give him the opportunity to work with and learn from […]

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Around Cy-Fair August 2010

| August 1, 2010
Around Cy-Fair August 2010

HORSES ARRIVE FOR NAM’S SADDLE UP PROJECT. Fourteen life-sized, fiberglass horses arrived at Vintage Park for the saddle up for NAM project. Ten of the horses were adults and four were foals. The horses will be painted by local artists selected by a panel of judges and then displayed throughout the community. During the time […]

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Cy-Fair Business Briefs August 2010

| August 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Business Briefs August 2010

Alejandro Morúa, formerly the program coordinator at the Houston A Plus Challenge, was named assistant to the superintendent this month, replacing Dr. Cheryl Salyards, associate superintendent for governmental relations and communication, who retired from Cy-Fair ISD on June 30. A native Houstonian, Morúa graduated from Austin High School in Houston ISD. He earned two baccalaureate […]

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Tell Me a Story

| August 1, 2010
Tell Me a Story

There is a wealth of information to be shared about daily life in the Cypress area in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Much information can be gleaned from census records, official mail correspondence, bookkeeping journals, store invoices, personal mail and pictures.   However, often the very best source of Cypress history comes through oral interviews with […]

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Practical Meets Pretty

| August 1, 2010
Practical Meets Pretty

Container gardening is a great alternative for people who don’t have the time or space for a full garden or flower bed. Often, however, container gardeners may feel they have to choose between beauty and practicality. When you can only plant so many containers, what do you fill them with—flowers or veggies? “Both,” says container […]

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Sports & Fitness Injuries

| August 1, 2010
Sports & Fitness Injuries

While exercise is wonderful for health, people who exercise do run the risk of injury. Although exercise rarely triggers serious heart problems, they must be the first concern for everyone who works out. To protect yourself, get a check-up before you start a serious exercise program. Listen to your body for warning symptoms, such as […]

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Survival Guide for College Freshmen

| August 1, 2010
Survival Guide for College Freshmen

By Annie Hale Going from a senior in high school to a freshman at a college or university can be a difficult transition for many students. Here are some tips to help make that adjustment a little easier as well as several tips for all those first-time college parents. Get ready for the four (hopefully) […]

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Five Creative Tips for Packing Healthier School Lunches

| August 1, 2010
Five Creative Tips for Packing Healthier School Lunches

It’s that time of year again: back-to-school season. Amidst the jam-packed schedule of a child’s school day, it’s nice to know there is one area where parents make a difference—lunchtime. The mission is to create a nutritious lunch that your hungry kids will look forward to eating. To help, here are five creative tips to […]

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Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now

| August 1, 2010
Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now

Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now Body’s largest organ takes major impact While most Americans are keenly aware of the potentially deadly health consequences of cigarette smoking on the heart and lungs, many smokers don’t realize the effects that smoking can have on the health of their skin. “The skin […]

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Fresh Ways to Enjoy Fresh Veggies

| August 1, 2010
Fresh Ways to Enjoy Fresh Veggies

Vegetables are an ideal canvas for a vast palette of sunny and internationally-inspired flavors, including fresh citrus juice, spices such as garlic and ginger, fresh herbs and pantry staples, like soy sauce and Swanson broth and stock. The experts at Campbell’s Kitchen have been hard at work creating a variety of versatile recipes that make […]

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Fashion The Latest Trends

| August 1, 2010
Fashion The Latest Trends

Heart & Stone Custom Jewelry Made from 100 percent recycled silver, each piece is custom designed to the buyer’s specifications. Just go to the Web site and build your own custom piece with birthstone charms, names, personalized messages, etc. Perfect gift for the woman who has everything! www.heartandstonejewelry.com. * Born Purple A new addition to […]

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Unique Finds AUG 2010

| August 1, 2010

Pedestal Round Table Restoration Hardware’s handsomely distressed table is crafted of substantial pine timbers and supported by a hand-turned pedestal leg. From 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain. www.restorationhardware.com * Combination Machine This all-in-one machine from DeLonghi brews coffee and espresso simultaneously—10 cup drip coffee/4 cups espresso. Accuflavor dial chooses the strength of coffee and espresso. […]

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Beyond Brushing

| August 1, 2010
Beyond Brushing

Responsible oral health care goes beyond brushing to include the state of your gums, which are actually tissues that receive and transmit blood back to the heart. Any bacteria in your mouth may find its way to other tissues, your heart and internal organs via your circulatory system. Numerous studies have proven a direct link […]

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Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

| August 1, 2010
Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

Replacing older windows can increase a home’s resale value Now that summer is winding down and the days will be getting cooler, this might be a good time to tackle that home improvement project you’ve been dreaming about. Because of the slow real estate market that the country has been in for the past year, […]

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