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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Meet the Moore Browns Meet the Moore Browns

Talented family creates  highly regarded glass-blown artworks
By Cheryl Alexander
Parents Michael Brown and Sally Moore and their son Patrick are artists working in the specialized medium of glass blowing with a strong commitment to keeping the …

A Starlit Evening Set the Stage for Hope and Glamour A Starlit Evening Set the Stage for Hope and Glamour

Couture For The Cause 2016 Ushered In A New Era Of Cancer Fundraising
Photography by KhakiBlack Photography & Melonhead Photo
The American Cancer Society’s Couture for the Cause of Mont­gomery County Moonlight in Milan fundraiser gala was …

The Pink 5K Raises $75,000 The Pink 5K Raises $75,000

Proceeds Help Breast Cancer Charities Of America
The Pink 5K, presented by Northside FIAT-Alfa Romeo-Maserati, was a record-breaking event on Mother’s Day weekend at Creekside Park in The Woodlands, with over 1,200 people in attendance.
“It’s amazing …

Because Art Matters Art Bench Project Because Art Matters Art Bench Project

Woodlands Arts Council Celebrates Second Installation Of Art Benches With Artists, Underwriters
Photography by Amanda White and Brenda Gottlieb
The Woodands Arts Council (TWAC), through its community outreach arm, Because Art Matters, celebrated the installation of six …

Dreaming Tree Wines Grew from an Artistic Connection Dreaming Tree Wines Grew from an Artistic Connection

The Dave Matthews Band’s 2016 Summer Tour has kicked off and will be at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at The Woodlands on May 13. The multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning band will travel until the …

A Chat with Congressman Kevin Brady A Chat with Congressman Kevin Brady

Public Servant Works On Behalf Of His Community And All Americans
Text by Melanie Saxton  / Photos provided by Congressman Kevin Brady’s office
The name Kevin Brady resonates with families in The Woodlands for several reasons. First, you might …

Finding Passion Through Grief Finding Passion Through Grief

Amy Lecrone Fights For CPR And AED Education After The Death Of Her Husband From Cardiac Arrest
By Michelle Mason
Nearly two years have passed since Woodlands-area Orthodontist Dr. Vance LeCrone died from an unexpected cardiac …

AHA’s Montgomery County Go Red For Women Luncheon AHA’s Montgomery County Go Red For Women  Luncheon

Group Joins Forces With Keller Williams’ Diane Kink And Joanne Johnson To Fight Heart Disease On May 13
In an effort to continue to bring prevention, education and heart health awareness to the masses, the American …

Festival Arts for All at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Arts for All at The Woodlands Waterway Arts

Experience The Visual, Performing And Culinary Arts At A Festival Like No Other
By Melanie Saxton
It’s finally April, a month that fans of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival have anticipated all year long! On April 8, …

Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season

Dramatic Tropical Flower Will Be Featured At Local Events
By Judy Latta Photos by Pat Merritt and Linda Anderson
Spring is upon us, and as warm weather blossoms begin to burst, few are as stunning and impressive …

The 2016 Angel Run Half Marathon The 2016 Angel Run Half Marathon

Where Angels Are Remembered And Runners Gain Wings
By Cheryl Alexander
Sometimes angels fly, sometimes they sing, and believe it or not… sometimes they run. Kelsey Knepprath is one of those angels. According to those who knew …

The Tooth Collector Fairies, Batina’s Best First Day The Tooth Collector Fairies, Batina’s Best First Day

Woodforest Author Explores The World Of Tooth Fairies In New Book
Denise Ditto Satterfield is not your typical grandmother. She rides motorcycles. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston-Downtown, at age 54, with …

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Brings Horses and Riders Together with Their Fans Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Brings Horses  and Riders Together with Their Fans

Horse Show And Charitable Event Also Gives Lifelong Meaning To Its Participants
By Mara Soloway
More than 1,000 horses – Andalusians, Lusitanos and American Saddlebreds, as well as hunters and jumpers – are set to compete in …