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 …

Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery August 2016 Scene in the Woodlands, Whitney Montgomery August 2016

I can’t believe we are down to less than a month until summer is over and kids are back in school! It has definitely been hot, but it hasn’t slowed anyone down. The Woodlands has had some very exciting events and I love seeing families out taking advantage of all the fun.

Around Town September 2016 Around Town September 2016

THE UNITED STATES DAUGHTERS OF 1812, THOMAS BAY CHAPTER PROMOTE PATRIOTISM
The United States Daughters of 1812 (USD), Thomas Bay chapter, recently held its Awards Luncheon at the August Pines Golf Club. Members of the Brazos …

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 …

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 …