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Outstanding Bath Designers Show off Their Work
Best Bathroom (photo - Beth Singer Photographer, Inc)

Best Bathroom (photo – Beth Singer Photographer, Inc)

Winning Baths And Powder Rooms Make A Splash At NKBA

The winners of this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competiton show a steady stream of imaginative design solutions for challenges that included a badly designed original layout, a bath shared by a home theater and a guest bedroom, a need for expanded space, the client’s desire to hear a flowing stream outside, and individual client desires for European touches, specialty finishes, contemporary upgrades and classic/vintage touches. Read the full story »

An Unconventional Artist An Unconventional Artist

Joy, Spontaneity And A Colorful Spirit Define Pascale Gaudet
By Cheryl Alexander
Pascale Gaudet first tapped into her creative spirit as a child interested in fashion. She designed collections of stylish clothes and even knitted sweaters with …

New Danville Store Returns to Market Street New Danville Store Returns to Market Street

Shoppers will find unique, hand-crafted gifts and also support a great local cause
Searching for that one-of-a-kind gift that also supports a great cause? Back by popular demand, the New Danville Store has returned to Market …

The Beat of a Different Drum The Beat of  a Different Drum

Drumming Workshops Aim To Help At-Risk Youth And Senior Populations In Montgomerycounty
Inside the small, sparsely decorated gymnasium of the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center (MCJDC), Dan Egger-Belandria, a performing artist working in collaboration with The …

Family Home Made New Family Home Made New

Couple Transforms An Empty Nest Into A Sophisticated Sanctuary
In 1995, a couple with strong Houston roots bought a lot in a beautiful area and built a two-story brick home. This was a neighborhood they knew and …

Simone Biles to Lead Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team Simone Biles to Lead  Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team

World Champion And Spring Resident Gets Ready To Make Her Mark In Rio De Janeiro
Team USA will send one of its most decorated and competitive women’s gymnastics teams ever to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games …

Jesse Lane Now Represented by New York Art Gallery Jesse Lane Now Represented by  New York Art Gallery

The Artist From The Woodlands Finds Success Working With Colored Pencil
With the huge growing popularity of adult coloring books, a local artist is pioneering colored pencil as a fine art form.
The Woodlands’ artist Jesse …

Happenings in The Woodlands August 2016 Happenings in The Woodlands August 2016

GREATER CONROE ARTS ALLIANCE PRESENTS VISIONARY, PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS, AUG. 13
On Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m., the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance will take the stage at the fifth annual Montie Awards at the …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Melissa & Ben MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Melissa & Ben

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by A Sea of Love Photography
Melissa Murphy grew up in Fort Bend, and Benjamin Livingston grew up in Midland. They met when a fortuitous turn of events landed them both …

Around Town August 2016 Around Town August 2016

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF THE WOOD­LANDS DONATES $80K TO COMMUNITY DURING ANNUAL DINNER
Junior League of The Woodlands, Inc., (JLTW) recently hosted its May Annual Dinner at The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course to recap the …

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – August 2016 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now – August 2016

TORY BURCH– Britten Patchwork Shoulder bag in shades of blue. neimanmarcus.com

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Decorating with Family Heirlooms Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Decorating with Family Heirlooms

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.

A Picture Perfect Smile A Picture Perfect Smile

The secret to attractiveness at any age
It’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a lasting first impression, which can often shape how we are perceived and remembered in both our social …

Back When … How George William Strake Made a Difference Back When … How George William Strake Made a Difference

George William Strake was born on Nov. 9, 1894 in St. Louis. His father, William George Strake, died less than a year later; his mother, Anna Casper Strake, passed away by the time George was …

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

COOPER STUDENTS RECEIVE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD GOLD MEDALS
Claire Cromley, a rising senior at The John Cooper School, and Frank Masuelli, a 2016 Cooper graduate, were among 325 youth from around the nation who received a Congressional …

Discoveries August 2016 Discoveries August 2016

ANIMAL SCULPTURES
These interesting sculptures are conversation starters. The Largemouth Bass Fish with Stand stands 13” high and is 21” long. The Bulldog Silver Leaf sculpture makes a glamorous pet. It stands 16” high and …

The Woodlands Business August 2016 The Woodlands Business August 2016

STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE PROMOTION AT LIBERTY BRANCH IN THE VILLAGE OF CREEKSIDE PARK
The Woodlands Development Company has announced the launch of its latest summer promotion – Liberty Branch Star-Spangled Summer. When homebuyers purchase a new home …

Cheesy Spinach Dip Cheesy Spinach Dip

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….

Eight Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs Eight Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

AIR CONDITIONING ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN HALF THE ENERGY USE IN U.S. HOMES
By Andrea Woroch
Americans are feeling the heat in their electricity bills. Unfortunately, this sizzling financial sensation isn’t expected to cool down any …

Book Reviews August 2016 Book Reviews August 2016

New releases with something for everyone

A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines

Short And Sweet Reports On Recent Tastings
Tasting around 150 wines per month, and only having a two-page column, I occasionally fall behind, and the only way to report on all the great values from recent …

Destination: U.S. Virgin Islands Destination: U.S. Virgin Islands

Rich History, Diverse Activities And Picturesque Beaches Close To Home
By Cheryl Alexander
Year-round warm temperatures (77°F /winter; 82°F /summer), sugar white sand beaches, ease of travel and a variety of accommodations, culinary experiences and land/sea adventures …

Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata

 
Mazda CX-5 | Starting price: $21,800
Mazda’s M.O. is to infuse sports-car spirit into everything it builds. The CX-5 is no exception. This compact SUV remains at the top of its game among competitors like the …

Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs

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 …

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 …