Book Reviews May 2013 Book Reviews May 2013

THE BABY SIGNING BOOK
The interest surrounding baby signing only continues to increase as more parents embrace this means of communication with babies before they can talk. Sign language gives babies a way to express their …

Red Wines, and a Wine and Food Extravaganza Red Wines, and a Wine and Food Extravaganza

By Denman Moody
TheAdvancedOenophile.com
Wine-in-a-Box:
Big House Red 2011 — With a base of Petite Sirah and Syrah this is a successful blend of 10 or so varietals, including some of the Italians. My favorite box red. Three …

BUICK ENCORE • DODGE GRAND CARAVAN CREW BUICK ENCORE • DODGE GRAND CARAVAN CREW

BUICK ENCORE
Starting Price: About $24,000
In order to fully leverage the maximum benefit from expensive automotive engineering, manufacturers are now making world cars and multiple variants of a given design platform. European manufacturers have done this …

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, April 13-14, 2013 The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, April 13-14, 2013

The View From 200 Artist Booths inTown Green Park is “Suitable for Framing”
Text by Tish Williams
A walk down the Waterway in The Woodlands can be a view suitable for framing on an average day. For …

Dazzling Design with room to Grow Dazzling Design with room to Grow

 
When Steve and Laura Jones met in the late ’90s, she was fresh out of law school at the University of Texas, he was a client of hers through the energy business and they each …

Happenings in the Woodlands Apr 2013 Happenings in the Woodlands Apr 2013

GIVING GOES GLAM FASHION SHOW
APRIL 5
The 2nd annual Giving Goes Glam: A Gorgeous Excuse to do Something Good fashion show, benefiting the programs and services of the Junior League of North Harris South Montgomery Counties …

Strike Out Autism Strike Out Autism

75,000 Enthusiastic Fans for a Worthy Cause
By Melanie Saxton
Ask Darla Farmer about her favorite month of the year and you’ll likely hear “April,” which ushers in 30 days of autism awareness. This is significant for …

What a Difference Eight Months Makes What a Difference Eight Months Makes

Doug Seay changed his life by losing 115 pounds in less than a year
By Melanie Saxton
As a single father living in Cy-Fair and working in Houston, Doug Seay aspired to many dreams. His overriding wish …

Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon April 2013 Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon April 2013

Montgomery Co. Heart Ball • March for Babies Kickoff Reception • Habitat for Humanity’s Gala Kickoff Party • St. Baldrick’s Foundation Event • Save the Date

Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques: Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques:  Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques

At my public antiques appraisal events, I don’t have anyone waiting in line. And, when I appraise objects, I cut to the core. No nonsense, no delicate highbrow vocabulary, no malarkey. I tell it like it is. If you have a piece of junk, I tell you. If you spent too much money on something, I tell you. If you are hoping to become a millionaire on a collection of Pez dispensers, I tell you that it’s not happening in this lifetime.

Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students April 2013 Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students April 2013

ST. ANTHONY STUDENTS PLACE AT HOUSTON SCIENCE ENGINEERING FAIR – Three St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School Middle School students received awards in the Junior Division of the Houston Science Engineering Fair. Seventh-graders Reilly O’Hare …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Maris • Jason
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS  </br>Maris  •  Jason

Photography by Steve Depino
You might say they hit a home run. Maris Perlman and Jason Castro became Stanford University sweethearts, to no one’s surprise but their own. First came friendship over a mutual admiration of …

Following Some Pretty Big Footprints Following Some Pretty Big Footprints

Teen Meaghan Coleman has a mentor in golf pro Katie Futcher
photos by mike mead
By Mike Mead
Katie Futcher, LPGA professional golfer of The Woodlands, was 17 years old in 1997 and passing through an airport with …

Around Town April 2013 Around Town April 2013

 
CWJF JOINS SISTER CHAPTERS TO SERVE WOMEN AND CHILDREN. The women of Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum  donated 117 pairs of pajamas for the event “PJ’s and Pancakes” and spent a morning cooking pancakes to serve to …

Woodlands Business News April 2013 Woodlands Business News April 2013

‹STEFANIE FALKNOR
Stefanie Falknor is the new group sales specialist for The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, a new position created to fulfill the CVB’s expanded role of promoting The Woodlands to businesses, associations and various …

Back When … HOW MAGNOLIA DEVELOPED Back When … HOW MAGNOLIA DEVELOPED

By Char Schneider
We all know about the “Austin 300,” but how did Texas grow from there?  There were the oil strikes and the cattle drives, but it was the railroads that really made it all …

Guri do Sul Guri do Sul

Authentic Southern Brazilian Steakhouse in The Woodlands
There’s no shortage of good restaurants in the Houston area, but if you are lucky enough to live in The Woodlands, you can surprise even a well developed palate …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher

MY FAVORITE :

• Incredible Border Collie Tricks
• Tulips Grown in Water
• Oven Baked Parmesan Seasoned Fries

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2 World Autism Awareness Day, April 2

Promoting acceptance, help and hope
The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated this year on April 2. Every year autism organizations around the world fundraise, spread awareness and encourage families to seek resources. …

Dealing with Infertility Dealing with Infertility

Options offer hope to couples who long for children of their own
 By Cheryl Alexander
As much as we love to hear stories about baby bumps, the joys of giving birth and exotic baby names; as much …

Houston Developer Opens Doors in April for Area’s Largest Home Tour Houston Developer Opens Doors in April for Area’s Largest Home Tour

84 models will feature design ideas to inspire visitors
Everything really is bigger in Texas and no home tour will be more immense than the one planned by The Johnson Development Corp. in April. The long-time …

The Magic of Moody Gardens The Magic of Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens attractions include pyramids, golf and more!
Looking for a great family destination this summer that is just a short drive away? Head down to Galveston Island and visit Moody Gardens, the top tourist destination …