Ann Friend, Beloved Community Leader Ann Friend, Beloved Community Leader

Ann was one of the first to be designated a Hometown Hero in The Woodlands.
Ann Friend and her husband, Clifford, moved to The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Texas, in 1977 when The Woodlands was just beginning. …

2010 Hometown Heroes Selected 2010 Hometown Heroes Selected

Honorees To Be Recognized At The Woodlands Celebration Of Excellence Gala On Oct. 2
Three individuals, one couple and one business have been selected as the 2010 Hometown Heroes. Barry Blanton, Linda and Greg Freede, George …

HOPE Under the Stars to raise money for Batten Disease HOPE Under the Stars to raise money for Batten Disease

The Support of a Community
Hope is the theme of our journey — a journey that began two years ago when the oldest of our three sons, Will, who was 5 years old at the time, …

Travel + Leisure Magazine Recognizes The Woodlands Travel + Leisure Magazine  Recognizes The Woodlands

Named one of the nation’s “Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit”

Travel + Leisure Magazine, one of the most re­spected au­thorities on travel, has named The Woodlands as one of America’s “Coolest Su­burbs Worth a Visit.”
In …

Don’t Put Away the Grill Yet

Great outdoor grilling recipes for those pleasant Fall days
Recipes created exclusively for Bush’s® Grillin’ Beans® by Chef Tim Love, master of urban western cuisine, and owner of the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and the Love …

Tips for Growing Easy Care Orchids Tips for Growing Easy Care Orchids

No Special Skills Required For These Beauties
Think orchids are just for those with green thumbs and garden aprons filled with gadgets and secret instructions?
Think again. Now there are no-fear orchids for everyone that will reward …

Treats to warm you from inside out Treats to warm you from inside out

I love it when the days are cool and the evenings have just a bit of a chill in the air. It’s cool enough for my favorite fall sweater, but I can leave the winter …

Host a Ghoulish Gathering Host a Ghoulish Gathering

Scare up a happy Halloween party to celebrate the spookiest season. Bring out the orange and black linens, spiderweb doilies and skull coasters … so easy and effective!
The entertaining experts from the Wilton Test Kitchen …

Travel Smart with the Right Luggage and Accessories Travel Smart with the Right Luggage and Accessories

There’s a price, size and look to fit every traveler
I was in the midst of chaos in our neighborhood pizzeria/arcade that caters to the 10-year-old and under crowd when I got the call. “I have …

Fashion Finds – Pink for the Cause Fashion Finds – Pink for the Cause

Pink Breast Cancer Beads
Chamilia
Chamilia is a line of handcrafted beads for create-your-own jewelry. Choose from beads of 14k gold, sterling silver, Swarovski® Crystals, Italian Murano glass and colored stones that you may choose from to …

Fall Finds Fall Finds

From Rosie Weisencrantz, “Ghazala” is vintage green enameled sparkly flower trinkets with green cut glass beads handwoven into a linen tiara style headband. $140. www.rosieweisencrantz.com

Discoveries Oct 2010 Discoveries Oct 2010

Links Vase from CB2
Hand-cast aluminum sculpture handwelds five mini vases for an arc of small blossoms. The watertight interior is sealed with silver paint. Even without floral enhancement, the vase makes an intriguing conversation piece. …

Looking for Relief Looking for Relief

A woman’s hormonal balance is unique in that it changes daily, weekly, and throughout their lifetime. Many women enjoy the notion of no longer having menstrual cycles each month, but with that comes a slew …

Made in the Shade – Shade Pergolas Made in the Shade – Shade Pergolas

Create An Outdoor Space That Offers Moderating Sun And Shade By Choice
In early times, backyards were mere utilitarian areas. By 1950, these spaces were popular for entertaining, featuring grills and folding lawn chairs. More …

Accentuate and Accessorize Accentuate and Accessorize

Adding interest and color to your home increases its value —
for you and for any future buyers
Getting ready to put your home on the market? Or, just want to perk things up for your own …

Book Reviews Oct 2010 Book Reviews Oct 2010

Put ’em Up
Put ’em Up by Sherri Brooks Vinton moves canning out of grandma’s kitchen and into the 21st century with recipes for Szechuan Beans, Sweet Pepper Jam and Berry Bourbon. With detailed information for …

Moody Gardens® Golf Course Moody Gardens® Golf Course

Moody Gardens® Golf Course was recently named one of the best golf course remodels with rates less than $65 in the country. The result was released by Golf Digest, the nation’s leading sport magazine, in …

Exciting Port Tasting, Dinner, and Winning Wine Exciting Port Tasting, Dinner, and Winning Wine

Robert Bower In Houston On Oct. 20
The Fladgate Partnership is currently headed by Alistair Robertson, seventh generation of a revered 300-year-old family. The partnership is made up of three of the most highly regarded Port …

Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Nissan Juke Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Nissan Juke

Ford Fusion Hybrid
Hybrid cars have gone from being an oddity to being proven mainstream vehicles. I’ve driven and tested all the hybrids on the market and most of them several times. They function quite admirably …

A California State of Mind A California State of Mind

Mary Lou Fernandez has a fondness for California—the beaches, the wineries, the organic connections forged between homes and landscape. She lived there many years while working for Disney. And she and husband, Lou, and young …

Happenings in the Woodlands September 2010 Happenings in the Woodlands  September 2010

WOODLANDS CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC
BEGINNING NOV 11
The 22nd Annual Woodlands Celebrity Golf Classic, hosted by PGA professional Jeff Maggert, will welcome sports celebrities, actors and golf fans to The Woodlands for golf, fun and fundraising …