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Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs
photo-Greg Riegler

photo-Greg Riegler

Annual NKBA competition brings out the best

The winning kitchens of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competition certainly prove that homeowners are moving these spaces from the utilitarian to become the hub of the home-front. Read the full story »

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

CASA Launches First On-site, Corporate Training CASA Launches First On-site, Corporate Training

Eight employees trained as volunteers at ExxonMobil campus in Spring
Child Advocates of Montgomery County (CASA) held its first in-office corporate training for volunteers at the new ExxonMobil–Houston Campus in Spring. Eight ExxonMobil employees completed the …

Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions

Stacey and Blake Beckendorff’s structure is steeped in character
Text by Mara Soloway  |   Photos by Kevin Douglas West
In 2013, Blake and Stacey Beckendorff took several personal and professional leaps of faith. They got married, …

MID-CENTURY Merges with Contemporary Design MID-CENTURY Merges with Contemporary Design

Architect John Cryer III, FAIA, and Edna Ramos, a retired commercial pilot, met 21 years ago and have been married for 19. John moved to Houston in 1972 after graduation from LSU. He started his …

Art Through a Lens Art Through a Lens

Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photos by Ellen Barron O’Reilly
Imagination And Wonder Are Benchmarks Of Woodlands’ Artist Ellen Barron O’Reilly’s Photographic Creations
Ellen Barron O’Reilly sums up her journey as an artist with a quote from …

Erica and Roberto Molina Pay it Forward Erica and Roberto Molina Pay it Forward

Their Passions Are Reflected In Their Community Service
By Mara Soloway
When he moved out to the country from Houston in 1989, Roberto Molina could never have predicted how passionate he would become about rural life and …

Happenings in The Woodlands July 2016 Happenings in The Woodlands July 2016

LOOK OUT FOR LITTER SCAVENGER HUNT, THROUGH AUG. 15
Look Out for Litter, The Woodlands Township’s popular summer litter scavenger hunt, kicks off with the start of summer vacation. Teens and children can participate in the …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Jennifer & James MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Jennifer & James

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Casey Chateauvert of Endless Exposures
From the moment they met, Jennifer Martin and James Gibb just “clicked.” Her passion is art, his are cooking and gardening, so it was no …

Around Town July 2016 Around Town July 2016

LOCAL WOMEN ELECTED STATE OFFICERS OF THE TEXAS SOCIETY SOUTHERN DAMES OF AMERICA
During the recent annual meeting of the Texas Society Southern Dames of America (SDA), held in New Braunfels, Janisue Rigel, who resides in …

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now, July 2016 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now,  July 2016

 
Marc Jacobs- The red and navy shoulder bag is crafted from supple suede and has crystal embellishment and braided trim. net-a-porter.com

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – The Art of Storing China Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  The Art of Storing China

SAVE THE DATE TO SEE DR. LORI!
Dr. Lori will be a speaker at the Fall Home & Garden Show to be held Aug. 13-14 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2016 the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2016

-Military Magic Man
-Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
-Garden Pest Chart

Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

Millions more use injections to get the perfect pucker
A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures …

Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge
Lags Behind Women’s
Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge <br />Lags Behind Women’s

American Academy of Dermatology encourages prevention, detection
Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up …

Back When … Capt. Thomas Wesley Smith,
Tobacco King of Willis
Back When … Capt. Thomas Wesley Smith,<br /> Tobacco King of Willis

Thomas Wesley Smith was born on July 13, 1829 in Logan County, Kentucky. In 1845, at the age of 16, Smith came to Texas and settled in the town of Montgomery, where he met and …

Woodlands Schools, Sports,
Students July 2016
Woodlands Schools, Sports, <br />Students July 2016

STUDENTS WIN AWARDS AT INTEL ISEF
Three students from the Academy of Science and Technology at College Park High School in the Woodlands won prizes in their respective categories at Intel Interna­tional Science and Engineering Fair …

Discoveries July 2016 Discoveries July 2016

18TH C. FRENCH ROCAILLE CLAMSHELL
Inspired by the shell motifs of 18th-century decorative arts and architecture, this impeccably crafted clamshell pays homage to the French rocaille style, championing the inherent beauty of nature. Artisans cast each …

The Woodlands Business July 2016 The Woodlands Business July 2016

ADMINISTRATORS NAMED TO JOHN COOPER SCHOOL’S EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Michael Maher, Head of School of The John Cooper School, has announced the appointment of two new members to the administrative staff of the PK-12, college preparatory …

DELICIOUS – Strawberry-Kiwi-Almond Tart DELICIOUS – Strawberry-Kiwi-Almond Tart

On ungreased cookie sheet, unroll dough into 1 large rectangle. Press into 12×9-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Fold 1/2 inch of dough edges over, forming crust rim….

10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders 10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders

Eco-friendly plants save gardening effort
Garden beds and borders, artfully filled with a colorful tapestry of flowers and foliage, are very much back in vogue. But unlike the traditional perennial beds and borders, which were labor …

Book Reviews July 2016 Book Reviews July 2016

New releases with something for everyone

Touring Napa and Sonoma Touring Napa and Sonoma

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile
A great visit highlighting great vintages
Visiting a winery in northern Cali­fornia used to consist of standing in a line at a tasting room, and being served, sometimes complimentary, by …

Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

Lost Key Golf & Beach Club offers lush golf greens, sugar-sand beaches and crystal blue waters
By Noelle Valentine
Conquistadors, buccaneers, native Americans, colonists and sailors once laid claim to the white sugar sand beaches and turquoise …

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider & Chevrolet Tahoe Alfa Romeo 4C Spider & Chevrolet Tahoe

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | STARTING PRICE: $65,000
Ah, the Italians. With their penchant for flash and audacity, they present to us the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Making its debut in the U.S. market, the 4C …

Nestled in the Woods Nestled in the Woods

Beautiful home was worth the wait
As the saying goes, “The longer it takes, the longer it lasts.” And if that is the case, then the Williams’ home will be around for quite a while. Married …