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The United States Daughters of 1812, Thomas Bay chapter with JROTC cadets and instructors.

The United States Daughters of 1812, Thomas Bay chapter with JROTC cadets and instructors.

THE UNITED STATES DAUGHTERS OF 1812, THOMAS BAY CHAPTER WELCOMES JROTC

During the recent meeting of the United States Daughters (USD) of 1812, Thomas Bay chapter, held at the Carriage Inn in Conroe, area JROTC instructors and cadets were present to receive a donation from the JROTC Foundation.

JROTC Foundation President Conrad Doss worked with the Thomas Bay Chapter, USD 1812 to present $7,000 to seven JROTC programs in area sign schools.

Representatives from these schools met with Thomas Bay chapter members to receive the $1,000 per school, presented to them by Conrad and Tangie Doss of the JROTC Foundation and assisted by Gail Utley, JROTC chairman of the Thomas Bay chapter, and Janisue Rigel, president of the Thomas Bay Chapter USD 1812.

Instructors and cadets attending the ceremonies were Major Anthony E. Emmerling from Aldine High School; Timothy Piscitelli, Cadet Katy Thormer and Cadet Cynthia Valadez from Cleveland High School; Major Azzaama Rahmann and Cadet Brandon Kelly from Coldspring-Oakhurst High School; Lt. Col. Paul K. Marks, Sr. Master Sgt. John Schwartz and Cadet Nathan Milner from Langham Creek High School; CDR Kevin Bedell and Cadet Laylon Mokry from Magnolia High School; Lt. Col. Andre Dean, Cadet Jasmin Benitez and Cadet Alycia Najera from MacArthur High School; and Master Sgt. Rhonda Cardio, Cadet Terra Smith and Cadet Gaea Fielding from Splendora High School.

For two years, the JROTC Foundation has hosted events to raise funds to donate to JROTC schools in Texas. Thomas Bay chapter members have had the opportunity to attend and participate in these functions and members have made individual financial donations to the JROTC Foundation. Chap­ter members from the Thomas Bay chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, present 36 JROTC Medals and certificates to 22 schools in the area each year.

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THE WOODLANDS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 31ST ANNUAL TASTE OF THE TOWN EVENT

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s 31st annual Taste of the Town presented by Planet Lincoln and The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 4-9 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. General admission tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Ticket packages are available.

Throughout the night, attendees will enjoy live entertainment and can purchase raffle tickets to win amazing prizes. Businesses have the opportunity to showcase their company by being sponsor, having a booth that serves food or by being a raffle donor.

Taste of the Town is giving back to the community by collecting non-perishable canned food items in partnership with Woodlands Church and distributing to local charities in need. Donations will be accepted through Feb. 9.

Those interested in sponsoring or attending this event should contact the special events department at The Woodlands Chamber, 281- 367-5777, events@woodlandschamber.org. Visit woodlandschamber.org or TasteofTheTown.org for more information.

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Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly

SARAH KELLY MUSIC SCHOOL NOW OPEN AT MARKET STREET

Market Street has announced the debut of the Sarah Kelly Music School, offering lessons for children in songwriting, guitar, piano, voice as well as special guest events, career classes and a professional recording studio. Now open above 1252 Tapas (suite 6255), Sarah Kelly Music School aims to be a place where young artists and musicians come to be developed and inspired.

Kelly started writing songs at a young age and found herself in the national spotlight in her mid-20s. Her song “Take Me Away” reached #6 on the charts and earned Kelly her first Grammy Nomination. On her second album she had the opportunity to work with legendary producer Mike Clink (Guns ’n Roses, Aerosmith, Metallica) and earned her second Grammy nomination.

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Missy Herndon (far left) with Lisa Whittle and Interfaith Child Development Center Children.

Missy Herndon (far left) with Lisa Whittle and Interfaith Child Development Center Children.

INTERFAITH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER CELEBRATES 40 YEARS IN THE WOODLANDS

Interfaith Child Development Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. Established in 1976, Interfaith Child Development Center is a state-licensed school that serves children 12 months through fourth grade.

“The mission is still the same as it was 40 years ago, to inspire children to grow, discover and develop a love of learning,” said Missy Herndon, president and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands.

“We are so excited to be celebrating Interfaith Child Development Center’s 40th birthday! For the last 40 years, we have provided an exemplary early childhood education for so many children in The Woodlands. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to make a significant impact in their lives. We look forward to continuing our programs and enriching the lives of the children of this community for many more years to come,” said Lisa Whittle, director of Interfaith Child Development Center.

The week-long 40th anniversary celebration will include Oasis for Children coming to present “Mother Goose is on the Loose,” Kona Ice treats for the children and staff provided by the parents club, and fun activities for children all week long in their classrooms.

Interfaith Child Development Center is located at 5630 Rush Haven Drive in The Woodlands. Devoted entirely to the development of children, the building has three wings with large well-equipped classrooms and a multi-purpose room. Special enrichment features of the school include five separate age-appropriate playgrounds, a wonderful children’s library and a hands-on science lab. Extra-curricular activities such as music, creative movement and Spanish are also offered. For more information about Interfaith Child Development Center, visit interfaithkids.org or call 281-292-3617.

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Members of The Woodlands Rose Chapter of the T.S.O.C.R. at the Texian Heritage Festival.

Members of The Woodlands Rose Chapter of the T.S.O.C.R. at the Texian Heritage Festival.

TEXIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The Woodlands Rose Chapter of the T.S.O.C.R. (Texas Society Order of the Confederate Rose) recently participated in the Texan Heritage Festival held in Fernland Park in Montgomery. The Woodlands Rose actively promotes, preserves and celebrates Confederate history. The ladies are mainly from the Montgomery County area, but membership is welcome to anyone interested in Confederate History. For more information, contact Renee Kernan at fiddleedee3@yahoo.com.

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The Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands team (back row, l-r): Ashley Carriage, RDMS, RVT; Sara Nickle, RT; Whitney Arriaga, RN, MBA; (front row): Dr. Magda Ghobashy, breast radiologist and director of Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands; Mischele Lolie, RT (M)(QA); Sandra McPeak, RN, BSN; Lauri Perrone RT (M); Noelia Reeves.

The Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands team (back row, l-r): Ashley Carriage, RDMS, RVT; Sara Nickle, RT; Whitney Arriaga, RN, MBA; (front row): Dr. Magda Ghobashy, breast radiologist and director of Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands; Mischele Lolie, RT (M)(QA); Sandra McPeak, RN, BSN; Lauri Perrone RT (M); Noelia Reeves.

HOUSTON METHODIST THE WOODLANDS HOSTS PAMPER ME PINK EVENT

It was a ladies’ night out, complete with indulgences, great food and lifesaving information on breast health. Pamper Me Pink: A Celebration of Breast Health Awareness also allowed ladies to tour the spa-like Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands and schedule their mammogram.

Guests arrived at the pink-lit Houston Methodist The Woodlands Medical Office Building 1 on Oct. 5 where they were greeted by Houston Methodist employees holding pink ribbons for them to wear. They were then escorted to the sixth floor of the medical office building, which was beautifully transformed into a talk show setting with tufted chairs, couches and linen-covered tables.

Guests then became audience members as doctors explained how they offer all-encompassing care and work with each patient to help them develop a regular breast health routine. Another key message was the significance of the breast care center’s same day mammogram results. Panelists included Dr. Magda Ghobashy, breast radiologist and medical director, Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands; Dr. Loren Rourke, breast surgical oncologist and Houston Methodist regional breast program director; and Dr. S. Benjamin Albright, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Two breast cancer survivors also shared their stories and encouraged women to get their mammograms. Following the presentation, ladies enjoyed mini makeovers by Nordstrom – The Woodlands and free massages.

Throughout the course of the event, breast care center employees were on hand to help ladies schedule mammograms. By the end of the evening, a number of ladies had made appointments, showing the evening’s message was well received, and they understood the importance of early breast cancer detection.

Ladies can schedule their mammogram online, anytime, at houstonmethodist.org/ap­point­ments. The Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands is located at 17183 Interstate I-45 South, the southeast corner I-45 and S.H. 242 in Medical Office Building 1, Suite 310.

(L-R): Breast cancer survivors and special guest speakers, Ena McFarland and Darlene Taylor.

(L-R): Breast cancer survivors and special guest speakers, Ena McFarland and Darlene Taylor.

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(L-R): Isabel Jones, Habitat for Humanity MCTX director of development; Patricia Brown, Habitat for Humanity MCTX board of directors chair; and Kim Lindley.

(L-R): Isabel Jones, Habitat for Humanity MCTX director of development; Patricia Brown, Habitat for Humanity MCTX board of directors chair; and Kim Lindley.

2017 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GALA KICKOFF

The 2017 HabitatMCTX Gala Committee celebrated their kickoff at an event hosted by Donna’s Home Furnishings on Aug. 31. More than 30 men and women gathered at the Conroe Furniture Showroom for food and refreshments to celebrate the beginning of a new Gala year – the sixth for the organization.

Kim Lindley, 2017 Gala chair, welcomed the group and expressed her enthusiasm for the coming year. The Gala theme is Ken­tucky Derby: Run for the Roses, appropriately named as the May 6 Gala shares the same date as the Kentucky Derby.

“Our committee is already hard at work on décor for the event and securing sponsorships,” said Lindley. “We are thrilled to welcome back top sponsors Anadarko, Revenew and Caymus Capital as our ReStore ReStyle underwriter and Mercedes Benz as our VIP Party underwriter.”

Gary Lach leads the Sponsorship/Under­writing Committee again this year. The full list of sponsorship and underwriting opportunities can be found at HabitatMCTX.org/gala.

The May 6 event will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott and feature a silent auction, bid boards, a live auction, and a fabulous dinner and band. There will also be surprises in store for guests that will ensure an exciting, fun-filled evening. Funds raised at the Gala provide vital support that enables HabitatMCTX to fulfill its mission.


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