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 …

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 …

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

Happy Independence Day! July is here already and there is so much happening in our community. Although it is hot outside, some of my favorite events this time of year are the Red, Hot, and Blue Festival and the Fourth of July parade at Market Street. The Fourth of July is just one of those holidays that makes me think of family, grilling out, and a lot of fun in the sun.