How Far Away are the Schools? How Far Away are the Schools?

By Char Schneider
Any time families move, one of the major concerns is the schools. How far away are they? What are their ratings? How many graduates go on to higher learning? And the list goes …

50 (or More) Things You May Not Know About Welcome Wilson, Sr. 50 (or More) Things  You May Not Know About  Welcome Wilson, Sr.

Text by Melanie Saxton
Welcome Wilson, Sr., is the proud father of three daughters and two sons, has 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren… and just one wife, with whom he’s celebrated a 62nd wedding anniversary. He’s had …

Volunteer Raises Puppy to Help Others Volunteer Raises Puppy to Help Others

When Melora Wallis of The Wood­lands received an eight-week-old, yellow Labrador Re­triever puppy she was instantly smitten.
“She’s this tiny little puppy that just popped out of the crate and was ready to love us and …

Local Athletes Earn Gold and Bronze at International Special Olympics Local Athletes Earn Gold and Bronze at International Special Olympics

An amazing and rewarding time was had by 36 young Texans
By Melanie Saxton
The excitement has built this past year as Special Olympics athletes in Texas trained and qualified for the 13th Special Olympics World Summer …

Summer Breezes Aug 2011 Summer Breezes Aug 2011

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REBECCA RAY
PINK DOG MARYANN. MADE FROM STURDY LUGGAGE GRADE BALLISTIC NYLON.
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ELAINE TURNER
JILL TIE-GLADIATOR. $198
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TOMMY BAHAMA
THE EMFIELDER POLO, $78 IN COLOR STREAM IMPORTED …

Discoveries Aug 2011 Discoveries Aug 2011

Belgian Club Chair from Serena & Lily
At Serena & Lily you can choose your furniture style and the upholstery. European styling and a neat nailhead trim make this a classic. A gently curved back softens …

Apricot Mascarpone Tarts with Caramel Sauce Apricot Mascarpone Tarts with Caramel Sauce

Serves: 6
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus about 45 minutes for the pastry and caramel
Grilling time: 6 to 8 minutes
Special equipment: pastry brush
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1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare the grill for direct cooking …

Choosing the Right Fountain for Your Outdoor Space Choosing the Right Fountain for Your Outdoor Space

Follow these expert tips
Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon spent many years and covered many miles searching for the fabled “fountain of youth.” Fortunately, you don’t have to go to those lengths to find a special …

The Perfect Kitchen Remodel The Perfect Kitchen Remodel

Make your kitchen clutter-free and spacious by adding storage
For many Americans, remodeling their kitchens tops the list of home improvement projects — and for several good reasons. Not only is the kitchen the heart of …

Need a Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling? Fresh Paint! Need a Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling?  Fresh Paint!

Spending around $100 will provide a whole new look
A remodeled kitchen is the fondest dream of many homeowners. But at an average cost of $56,000 for a “mid-range” upgrade according to Remodeling magazine, the price …

Wallpaper: In or Out? Wallpaper: In or Out?

Wallcoverings can change the look of a room in an instant
By Sandra Meineke
As the real estate market continues to be sluggish across the country, homeowners who might have downsized or up-sized are choosing instead to …

Book Reviews Aug 2011 Book Reviews Aug 2011

WHAT PLANT WHEN
What Plant When is a compact book from DK Publishing and the American Horticultural Society It is the perfect guide to choosing beautiful plants that will give seasonal interest and color to a …

The Best White Wine To Pair With Seafood? Dry Riesling, of course! The Best White Wine To Pair With Seafood?  Dry Riesling, of course!

By Denman Moody
www.denmanswineblog.com
When I first wrote about Riesling some 30 years ago, it had little effect because most people had no interest in a “too-sweet, cheap white wine from Germany”— Liebfraumilch being the then omnipresent …

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

Toyota Prius Plug-in and Acura TL Toyota Prius Plug-in and Acura TL

The Plug-in Prius is fundamentally different because it can be pre-charged.
The Acura TL styling is attractive, rich-looking and tastefully crafted.

The Magic Touch The Magic Touch

Text by Cathy Gordon – Pictures by Bookwalter Photography – Village Builders
She had circled past the chair three times, a sweet, timeworn piece with a broken cane back and seat that had been kicked to …

Happenings in the Woodlands July 2011 Happenings in the Woodlands  July 2011

CARS AND COFFEE FOR A CAUSE
The Woodlands Car Club meets on the first Sunday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at Market Street – The Woodlands, between Jasper’s and the movie theater.
The meets provide an …

Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon July 2011 Woodlands People and Events with Missy Herndon July 2011

 
As we move into July, family, friends and neighbors take focus as we celebrate America’s Birthday with The Woodlands Fourth of July Parade and the 14th Annual Red, Hot and Blue Festival and Fireworks display.  …

Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students July 2011 Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students July 2011

TWHS THEATRE PRESENTS STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD – Every year, The Woodlands High School’s four theatre directors honor students who exemplify the kind of person who can always be trusted with an important project, …

Around Town July 2011 Around Town July 2011

HERITAGE TRAILS NSDAR CHAPTER  HONORS OUTSTANDING WOMEN.
Outstanding members of the Montgomery County community were recently honored during the Heritage Trails chapter NSDAR Awards luncheon held at The Woodlands Country Club.
Honoree Terri Jaggers, member of …

Woodlands Business News July 2011 Woodlands Business News July 2011

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diane Calkins has joined Montgomery County Youth Services as finance director. Calkins has more than 15 years of experience working with non-profits, most recently as Director of Finance and Operations for the Child Advocacy Centers …

Let’s Celebrate Let’s Celebrate

By Char Schneider
It’s the Fourth of July and time to celebrate our country’s birth. But did The Woodlands always celebrate the way we do today? For the most part, yes. From at least the late …