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B E N T WAT E R B O A R D I N F O R M AT I O N

ADVISORY BOARD

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President Melanie Gonzales Vice President Terry Bowie

Secretary/Treasurer David Regenbaum Gene Colbert Blair Smith

EDITOR Dawn M. Cleboski

Pat Waycaster Bruce Sellers

General Manager

Entrance Department

Management

Maintenance Supervisor

Administration

Landscape and

Martha Sullivan

Damon Collins

Van Smith

Valerie Overbeck

AREA DIRECTOR Patrick Wagener 936.228.3151 patrick@n2pub.com PUBLISHING ASSISTANT Lindsay Wagener

John Joseph

Dawn M. Cleboski

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CREATIVE TEAM Christie Joyce Jenny Erickson Diana Graham

Kerry Stephenson

Randy Broyles

Irrigation Manager

I M P O R TA N T P H O N E N U M B E R S Bentwater Information Center 936.597.5700

Waste Management. Toll Free 1.800.553.1902

Bentwater Country Club 936.597.6219

MO NTGOMERY CO UNT Y

AMI 713.932.1122 Entrance Department 936.597.4190 Golf Shop 936.597.6224 Bentwater Marina 936.597.2556 Bentwater Sports Club and Fitness Center 936.597.2260 Tennis Center 936.597.6225 Property Owners Assoc. 936.597.5532

Montgomery County Civil Defense 936.760.6964 Montgomery County Fire Station #55: Non-emergency 936.597.5544 or 936.597.4455 Montgomery County Health Department 713.767.3000 or 936.539.7839

UTIL ITIES

Montgomery County Sheriff 936.760.5800

Sudden Link Cable 877.423.2743

HOS P ITA L S

Entergy 1.800.ENTERGY (1.800.368.3749)

Conroe Regional Medical Center: 936.539.1111 or 1.888.MED.CNTR (633.2687)

Hayes Utility Company 936.588.1166

www.morrisbuilders.com

Montgomery County Poison Control 1.800.222.1222

Center Point Energy Entex 1.800.752.8036 Consolidated Communications 1.866.989.2255

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands 281.364.2300 St Luke’s The Woodlands 936.266.2000

DISCLAIMER: N2 Publishing is not affiliated with or contracted by the Bentwater POA (the “Association”). This publication, including the content of articles and advertisements contained herein, is not authorized or endorsed by the Association. Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within the Bentwater Life magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither N2 Publishing nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NOTE: When community events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication.


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This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a trusted neighborhood vendor to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring Bentwater Life. These local businesses are proud to partner with your neighborhood and make this newsletter possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting Bentwater! * indicates Bentwater resident.

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RESTAURANT Giovanni's (936) 588-4666 www.giovannismenu.com The Pizza Shack (936) 597-9488 www.pizzashack.net

BILLIARDS THE BILLIARD FACTORY (281) 943-2300 www.billiardfactory.com

HOME REPAIR Rainbow International (936) 582-0968 www.rainbowintl.com / conroe

PEST CONTROL Bug Stoppers (281) 363-3000 www.bugstopperspest.com

COMPUTER- TECH SUPPORT Keaton Computer Works (936) 647-7113

DENTIST Conroe Dental Health & Cosmetic Center (936) 768-8115 www.drlegg.com

INSURANCE SERVICES Elzey Insurance (281) 998-2500 www.texaninsurance.com

PET SITTERS & PET CARE 4 Paws and 4 Hoofs Pet Sitting (936) 647-1933 www.4pawsand4hoofs.com

CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS Brand R Construction (936) 449-4105

FUNERAL SERVICES Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home (936) 597-7300 www.shmfh.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER Designed Interiors by Terri, LTD (936) 448-5000 www.designedinteriorsbyterri.com

Brooks Harris Custom Homes (832) 592-9533 www.brooksharris.com

GARDEN CENTER STEWARTS GARDEN CENTER (936) 295-5282 www.stewartsgardencenter.com

LAWN & GARDEN DESIGN / BUILD LANDSCAPING Outdoor Development (936) 494-9183 www.outdoordevelopment.com

JDP Homes, Inc (281) 446-2836 Morris Builders (936) 597-5441 www.morrisbuilders.com SKH Designs, Inc. Hann Builders (832) 435-7792 www.hannbuilt.com

Timco Enterprises Inc (936) 718-7718 www.timcoenterprizeinc.com

HOME REMODELING FINAL TOUCH REMODELING (936) 447-4346 www.finaltouchremodeling.com Rikman Services (936) 755-4660 www.rikmanservices.com

NURSING HOME Silver Hills Inc. (936) 597-7377 www.silverhills.net

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SPORTING EQUIPMENT Stone Creek Family Medicine (936) 582-0220 www.stonecreekfamilymedicine.com

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WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM Clear Solutions Services (936) 788-2100 www.csswater.com

VETERINARIAN Lake Conroe Veterinary Group PC (936) 582-4223 www.lakeconroevet.com

Fishing On Lake Conroe

A Successful Outing

PIZZA Pizza Hut (281) 725-3393 www.pizzahut.com PLUMBER Holbens Plumbing Company (936) 668-9308 www.holbensplumbing.com REAL ESTATE Bentwater Sales Corporation (936) 449-5700 www.bentwater.com

This photo was taken before the stumps in the middle of Lake Conroe were recently removed or submerged ten feet or more, making the lake much safer for boating. San Jacinto River Authority can provide the details.

MONTGOMERY PIZZA HUT WINGSTREET Dine in, Carryout, Drive thru and delivery to Bentwater

936-582-4100 19380 Highway 105 West, Montgomery, Tx (Next to Western Hills Animal Clinic)

Order online & save @ pizzahut.com Like us on Facebook.com

Shown is Bentwater Resident Jack Strouts on a successful fishing outing along the then emerged shore line of Little Lake Creek. Neighbor Bob Bierman is the cameraman.


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Rodgers Stein Chiropractic Center www.rodgerssteinchiropractic.com Follow Us on Facebook

Individualized & Gentle Chiropractic Care for • Neck Pain • Sports Injuries

• Back Pain • Numbness & Tingling

• Legs & Hip Pain • Headaches

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Gary Embley as our new associate doctor, who is also acupuncture certified.

Chiropractic Care for Families including Pregnancy and Pediatrics

“Where Healthy Living Makes a Happy Life” Most Insurance Accepted • New Patients Welcomed

936-441-9990 • Metro

2253 North Loop 336, Suite C, Conroe, Texas 77304 Located in The Highlands Office Park Same day appointments available

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BICYCLE RODEO Book Sale COMING IN JUNE! Friends of Willis Library When: Saturday, April 28, 2012

Watch for news of the annual Bicycle Rodeo, a partnership of the Bentwater POA and Bentwater Civic Association (BCA), to be held in early or mid-June. This will event will be expanded to include safety issues as well as some exciting and fun games for children and adults.

Time: 9 AM - 2 PM Location: R.F. Meador Branch Library, FM 1097, Willis

The book sale will be held inside the library.

The revenue from this semi-annual book sale goes directly to the Willis Library. Paperback books $.50, hard covers $1. Donations of books for the sale may be dropped off at the library at any time during library hours. Come support the library and save, save, save.

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A champagne toast to Bentwater – THIS IS THE LIFE!

PROPERTY TAXES MONTGOMERY COUNTY It’s that time again when we have to ask ourselves “where do our tax dollars go, by what method are these taxes levied, what is the procedure if I disagree with my appraised value, and what are my rights of representation should I so choose?” Well, let’s try to clarify some of these questions for you. Property taxes are the largest funding source for local services such as public schools, city streets, county roads, police and fire protection and many other services. Local taxing entities are MUD #18, county of Montgomery, hospital district, emergency district #2, and Montgomery I.S.D. These taxing entities decide how much money they must spend to provide the public services and then set tax rates according to these budgets. 1) On January 1st of every new year, the Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD) establishes the value of your property. A property’s valuation, or appraisal, depends upon the use of that property and the current market conditions at that point in time. The Texas Constitution sets out five basic rules for property taxation: a. Taxation must be equal and uniform meaning that no single property or type of properties should pay more than their fair share of taxes; b. Generally, all tangible property must be taxed on the basis of its current market value. A property’s market value is the price it would sell for when both buyer and seller seek the best price and neither is under pressure to buy or sell; c. All property is taxable unless a federal or state law exempts it from the tax. The Texas Legislature may provide for constitutionally approved exemption; d. Property owners have a right to reasonable notice of increases in appraised property value; e. Every property in a county must have a single appraised value.

2) Between January 1st and April 30th of every year, MCAD makes value determinations for all taxable property within the county. After May 1st the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) begins hearing protests from property owners. If you think that your property value appraisal is too high, you can submit a Notice of Protest to the ARB. The role of the ARB is to settle disagreements between the property owner and MCAD regarding the property’s taxability and value. ARB members are private citizens appointed by MCAD’s Board of Directors. Prior to the ARB hearing an MCAD appraiser will review your protest with you. If resolution is not reached at this one on one discussion, a hearing with the ARB is scheduled where both the property owner and the chief appraiser’s representative present evidence to corroborate their opinion of value. The ARB then presents their decision of value. If this determination is still not to the satisfaction of the property owner, one of two options remain: binding arbitration or lawsuit in district court. You may choose to represent yourself in any property tax matter, or you also have the right to appoint by written authorization an agent to represent your interests. Blair Smith and Terry Bowie have joined forces to provide Bentwater property owners with extensive experience throughout the entire dispute representation process at MCAD. (1) Blair has represented hundreds of Montgomery County residents, especially those within Bentwater, and has been successful in reducing more than $25 million in appraised values in just the last 8 years.

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Bentwater Bob and Michelle Chiste

Sue Synnott, Bev Cosgrove, Mary Zimmerman, Janice Glass

Frank McKeown leads his beautiful wife, Jean, and several other gorgeous women in the popular dance of the evening, the Salsa.

Becky Harper, Diane Ragsdale, Thelma Miller

(2) Terry joins Blair this year bringing six years of service on the Montgomery County ARB with the last two serving as Board Chairman. This experience gives him a working knowledge of MCAD and the local appraisal protest process second to none. Interested parties may contact Blair and Terry at (936) 4495773 or Cell (713) 569-2114.

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Ann and Al Franklin

A Bentwater home during a winter sunset by Debbie Fears

The Beauty of Bentwater

A Bentwater Beauty, Bobbie Parrish

Alexandra and Ron Hicks. They recently built a beautiful new home in the Pine Bluff area of Bentwater.

NEWCOMERS, Rice University Baseball Coach Wayne Graham with wife, Tonya. Welcome! We will see you at the country club! Gladys Lakey, Leona Frank, Mary Laird

Gina McGregor and Jill Cambern

Beautiful Bentwater residents, Alexandra Hicks and Natalie Hijazi, in the court at the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society Mardi Gras Ball

Wildflowers in Lake Conroe planted and photographed by Bentwater Resident Bob Bierman

Bob Bierman’s focus was on creating beauty by planting wildflowers in the lake when the lake levels were low. His goal is to for all to enjoy the flowers until lake levels rise and they will disappear under water.

This stunning photograph of our beautiful Lake Conroe was taken by Debbie Fears

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BLO – Bentwater Ladies Organization The Bentwater Ladies Organization activities are in full swing again. The antiques group recently held a luncheon at Shade, a culinary delight, and went antiquing in the Heights in Houston. The Art to Lunch group took a bus to Houston to see the King Tut exhibition and visited the Holocaust Museum. They lunched at Sorrel Urban Bistro afterwards. The dining groups are getting together to have dinner out or at someone’s home and that’s just a sampling of what is happening in Bentwater this spring.

Looking ahead, the Businesswomen of Bentwater luncheon will be Monday, May 14th. This is one of the favorite luncheons of the year where business women who live in Bentwater adorn the luncheon tables with information about their business and items they sell. Mark your calendars today for the BLO annual gambling and golf bus trip to the Coushatta Casino. The trip is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, October 24-25th. It sounds like a long way off, but we will be taking reservations at the May luncheon. It is a fun event with two busloads of ladies laughing, talking, and playing Bingo from Bentwater to Louisiana and back. Some of the ladies enjoy a game of golf when we arrive and the rest just hit the casino. We had a couple of big winners last year and this year may be your lucky year. Don’t forget to sign up for this fun trip at the May BLO meeting.

Lastly, the Bentwater Ladies are looking for a few more beautiful homes to put on the Christmas Home Tour in December. If you have toured the homes in the past, you know what a wonderful adventure it is. All of the proceeds of the ticket sales go to the homeowner’s charity. Last year each homeowner’s charity received more than $1,400. So, if you have a favorite charity that you would like to help this year and a home you would like to put on the tour, please contact Pat Wagner, Laurie Burtch or Kimi Poole for more information. If the events mentioned above sound like fun, why not join in? All you have to do to become involved is to become a member of Bentwater Ladies Organization. Don’t say that you still work as many of our activities take place on weekends and include spouses; we have a number of members that work. What better way can you think of to meet new

friends? We always have a good time at meetings, dining together, or attending events away from Bentwater. If you are interested in becoming a member of BLO, contact Karen Walker, our membership chairwoman. Also, if you have never attended a BLO meeting, they are held the second Monday of the month, January-May and September-December. Just call the club to make a reservation and let them know that you are a newcomer; we will have a special seat reserved for you at the luncheon. THIS IS THE LIFE!


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precious pets These adorable dogs are named Sara and Cookie

Phyllis Podlipny, President, and Suzanne Horsley, Treasurer, discuss the membership list.

Bob Bierman gives presentation about taking beautiful pictures.

At the meeting of the Bentwater Garden Club in the Harborview Room, Bentwater resident Bob Bierman showed photographs of flowers and discussed how to take beautiful photographs. He showed pictures of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths from Holland and sunken logs, sunken anchors, and sand from Lake Conroe as well as Texas wild flowers. The most beautiful photograph of wildflowers was a snapshot of bluebonnets and a railroad track near Marble Falls. Bob stated that the best time to use your camera was in early morning or late afternoon. At that same meeting, a second presentation was given by Miriam Hemmeline, the Garden Club’s vice-president. The topic was Plant Families to Love. Miriam gave us advice about shrubs. Her suggestions were to select a mature sized plant, noting the color, shape and foliage of shrubs. She reminded us to read the shrub’s tag and to do our homework by looking on the internet to find information about a chosen shrub or plant.

The beautiful flower arrangement was displayed on the registration table.

Alex in his Independence Day best watching the parade

Phyllis Podlipny congratulates Miriam Hemmeline on her program about Plant Families to Love.

Over seventy people have become members of Bentwater Garden Club. The 2012 officers are: President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Photographer Historian Door Prizes

Alex, a Yorkie and Bentwater favorite

Phyllis Podlipny Miriam Hemmeline Joyce Aiff Suzanne Horsley Cathy Higgins Jeanie Rogerson Anna Richards

Contributed by: Bentwater residents Marsha and Alex Krezel

Here is another photo of Marsha and Alex Krezel’s dog, Alex, a Yorkshire Terrier, commonly called a Yorkie. They were his babysitters for several years before he was given to them. He loves people and gets around the neighborhood often. Of course he is always accompanied by at least one of his best friends, Marsha or Alex. The photo with the red and white bow was taken while he was watching the 4th of July parade. This little six pound fellow loves to be outdoors in his yard, taking time to smell the flowers.

The Garden Club meets the first Thursday at 2pm during February-May and September-December. New members are welcome. Contact Phyllis Podlipny or Suzanne Horsley for more information.

Zena, A Beautiful Girl Cat Contributed by: Bentwater Resident Susan Shirley

Phillis Podlipny introduces Bob Bierman, speaker

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Bob Bierman took this photograph of the beach at Lake Conroe growing wild flowers.

Nancy Gibson, Joyce Alff, and Nancy Gibson display their gorgeous door-prize plants

This beautiful girl is named Zena. We took her into our home when she showed up as a stray on the Weiskopf golf course hole #7 five years ago. We Zena, An Amazing Cat have cared for her. Once spayed, she turned into the most amazing cat. Perhaps you have seen her out walking with us. Zena loves to take long evening walks just like dogs.


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Bayou Bend Presentation

Contributed by Carolyn Russell

Our new president, Lynn Guilbault, held the first Antique Friends meeting for the year in her lovely and spacious home. Lynn served a wonderful Cajun meal of red beans and rice, gourmet salad, cornbreads and desserts to 55 returning and new members.

TOP LEFT: Laurie Van Fleet & Dr. Debra Andrist. TOP RIGHT: Lynn Guibault, Sharon Corzine & Adele Hanson. BOTTOM LEFT: Kathy Tucker & Pauline Tauer. BOTTOM RIGHT: Adele Hanson & Kathy Arnoldi

had a fascinating history both here and in London, England.

Before the luncheon, Laurie Van Fleet and Dr. Debra Andrist, both docents with Bayou Bend in Houston, gave a talk and slide show about portrait artist Charles Wilson Peale. Mr. Peale was famous for paintings of Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and many other notables of the 1700's. He

A business session was then held deciding announcements and plans for our trips for the months to come. We have some really good trips planned, so if you are interested in joining us, please contact Dee Soderman. (d.t.soderman@earthlink.net). We meet the fourth Thursday of each month and you don't have to collect or own antiques. We cover a lot of different interests and always have a good time.

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LEFT: L to R: Carol Goodwin, Pauline Tauer, Anna Richards, Ernie Deaver, Joanne McNaughton. MIDDLE: L to R: Sandy Katri, Myrt Husband, Pat Edwards, Marsha Dolhonde, Donna Shepherd. RIGHT: L to R: The beautiful Dee Soderman

Trip to the Heights Prior to our trip to the Heights in Houston, the Antique Friends had the opportunity to check out a couple of small towns just this side of Austin and found out the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence. Smithville, where Hope Floats and several other films have been made, had many shops that were closed or for lease, with generally no activity. It made our little town of Montgomery look like an antique heaven. Bastrop had more to offer in the way of antiques and home decor stores as well as a nice historical downtown; it was hard and saddening to see all of the burned acreage from the fires they suffered this past year. This trip made us appreciate all of the things we have so close to home.

Lynn Guilbault did the scouting for the Antique Friends outing to the Houston Heights. Nancy Caillouet took care of all the planning and arrangements for the thirty-plus group and the day went oh so smoothly. Lunch was held at the famed Shade restaurant, which everyone agreed was delicious. Then all went their separate ways and visited the shops, nurseries and thrift shops. It is always interesting to return and visit one of the first "in" places in Houston’s rich history and to see the original bungalows and remodeled gingerbread houses along with the new buildings and townhomes. Here's to all of the treasures we have in our own back yard and the wherewithal to explore them all!


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Preparations underway for “A Day Out with the Housewives” Luncheon, Fashion Show, Boutique Shopping Promenade, Health & Wellness Fair, Saturday, April 28th, 9:00 am, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott FAITH in Montgomery County has sponsored fund raising events including the “still talked about” wildly successful Sex and the City 2 movie premiere with a multi-course dinner and fashion show at Jasper’s Restaurant and The Cinemark at Market Street in The Woodlands. The funds raised from this event were used to send M. D. Anderson teen patients and their siblings to the renowned M.D. Anderson Camp A.O.K. for a week during the summer. The next event sponsored by FAITH in Montgomery County will be “A DAY OUT WITH THE HOUSEWIVES” on April 28th, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. It will include a New York style fashion show and luncheon with a cancer survivor parade, Boutique Shopping Promenade, Health and Wellness Fair, raffle, and book signing with Theresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey currently appearing on the Celebrity Apprentice. Tickets are $125/person. For ticket information contact: Tiffany Choate at tiffany@shopdivaboutique.com or Doreen@shopdivaboutique.com. L to R: Lone Star Family Health Center’s Dr. Christopher Neill, Business Development Director Marilyn Kasmiersky and Dr. Stephen McKernan receive a $12,000.00 check from FAITH in Montgomery County Board Members, Doreen King, Barbara Hilton, Maggie Marmack and Mary Beth Oglesby.

FAITH in Montgomery County Celebration of a $12,000 donation to Lone Star Family Health Center for Breast Cancer Prevention FAITH in Montgomery County is a 501c3 cancer based organization that raises funds for the express purpose of benefiting the people of Montgomery County. It is comprised of a team of past chairman and committee members, both men and women, of the American Cancer Society/Cattle Barons Ball, with over 100 years of experience in fund raising efforts for cancer research and treatment. FAITH in Montgomery County recently presented a check for $12,000 to the Lone Star Family Health Center in Conroe. These funds from a family trust were given specifically for breast cancer prevention or treatment, wellbeing, diagnosis and care, for patients in Montgomery County. Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) was represented at the Bentwater Employee Fair held in late 2011. As LSFHC staff was attending to the Bentwater maintenance employees,

Dawn Cleboski, Bentwater POA General Manager, heard their story and submitted LSFHC to the directors of FAITH in Montgomery County as a candidate for donations. After extensive research and tours, they were selected to receive the above referenced donation for cancer diagnosis and care for the benefit of patients in Montgomery County. Marilyn Kasmiersky, Lone Star Family Health Center Business Development Director, stated: “We are a compassionate and comprehensive health care center for the entire family. The insured, Medicaid/ Medicare, Sliding Care, and No Pay Patients are seen. Mammograms, with services provided by the Rose Mammography Group, are given to those who can or cannot pay.” Lone Star Family Health Center is building a new center, which will triple their square footage, on Loop 336 South scheduled to open in late summer. All Bentwater residents will be invited to their grand opening.

Veterans

Every morning we awake to freedom. Know that it is because our military continues to stand on the front lines, not just at the borders of our own soil, but also on the soil of weaker nations, helping to extend and strengthen freedom around the world. Join us in thanking these men and women who honored us with their service. Listed below are some of our veterans that are Bentwater property owners: Malcolm Bartels Bob Fellers Alex Krezel Seth Thomasson

Navy – Submarines Marines Army Army

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. If you are a current or former member of our military, we would like to add you to our register. Contact: dcleboski@amitx.com or 936-597-5532.

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LITTLE LEAGUE ELBOW INJURIES:

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Neighborhood Watch Program USAonWatch – A National Sheriffs’ Association Program Bentwater Residents Alexandra Hicks and Bob Hook named Co-Chairs

Is Your Child At Risk?

Definition

“Little League Elbow” is a throwing injury to the elbow commonly found among pre-teen and early-teenagers that play baseball or softball competitively. Injury occurs when the repetitive throwing creates an excessively strong pull on elbow tendons and ligaments. This can tear ligament and tendon away from the bone. Sometimes small fragments of bone are pulled away as well. The elbow can also become compressed causing bones to rub together. Young athletes are particularly prone to this type of injury because their bones are immature. A child should stop throwing at the first sign of elbow pain, restricted range of elbow motion or locking of the elbow joint. Young pitchers are also advised against trying to throw a curve ball. The additional twisting motion used to make a pitch "break" is very hard on the immature elbow. The age groups most affected are pre-high school players, anywhere from ages 10 to 15, with the peak incidence in the 12 to 14-year-old age group. Treatment and recovery depend on the severity of the injury. Recovery time ranges from 6 weeks to 3 months. Treatment may include:

PREVENTION

TREATMENT

• Chiropractic

• Always stretch your muscles slowly and gently before pitching

A Doctor of Chiropractic can offer guidelines on exercise, conditioning techniques, nutrition, and general fitness. Of course, when treatment is needed, the chiropractor is fully equipped to manage nonsurgical treatment of typical sports injuries. Chiropractic care also works on correcting misaligned or out of place vertebrae; it can remove the pressure placed on the nerve endings that line the surface of the joint and course through the space between the joints, reducing pain, improving flexibility, and function. To see if a chiropractor may be able to help you call (936) 441-9990 today for a complimentary consultation.

• Rest - Do not pitch or do any activities that cause elbow pain. Do not play sports, especially throwing sports, until the pain is gone. • Cold - Apply ice or a cold pack to the outside of the elbow for 15-20 minutes, 4 times a day. SYMPTOMS

• Elbow is sore to the touch • Sudden onset of pain feels like something is giving way with the elbow • Pain may be associated with the catching, throwing overhand or locking of the elbow joint.

• Always follow the pitching rules of your league and avoid overuse • Limit your pitching to: 4-10 innings per week • Always warm up before pitching with a light aerobic exercise, such as jogging, jumping jacks. 80-100 pitches per game 30-40 pitches per practice • Learn and practice the mechanics of good pitching technique. • Do not throw curve balls and sliders until high school when the growth plate in your elbow is fused with the bone.

Rodgers Stein Chiropractic 936-441-9990Ce 2254 Loop 336 West, Suite C Conroe, Texas 77304 www.rodgerssteinchiropractic.com

Our nation is built on the strength of our citizens. Every day, we encounter situations calling upon us to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement. It is an opportunity for communities to bond through service. The neighborhood watch program draws upon the compassion of average citizens, asking them to lend their neighbors a hand.

Sponsored by Bentwater POA, Alexandra Hicks and Bob Hook have been named co-chairs of our neighborhood watch committee. Simply put, they are asking you to keep your eyes and ears open, not because we have a high crime rate, but because we don’t want any crime. Watch for upcoming interesting and informative articles from them.

Since 1972, the USAonWatch-Neighborhood Watch Program (housed within the National Sheriffs’ Association) has worked to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual citizens in a nation-wide effort to reduce crime and improve local communities. The success of the program has established Neighborhood Watch as the nation’s premier crime prevention and community mobilization program.

If something doesn’t appear to be “right”, it usually isn’t. You will want to report it. Do not contact the Bentwater entrance department as they are not trained law enforcement officers or security and are instructed not to leave their post. Instead, you should contact law enforcement at 911 or their non-emergency number, 936-760-5800. Law enforcement dispatchers need to hear the information directly from you.


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Sympathies

Loretta was a devoted wife to Ken as well as a loving mother, grandmother, and true friend to many. She was a very able and hard working person holding executive secretary positions and most recently as tax consultant for LB Walker and Associates in Houston where she retired in January 2011. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents Eva and Phillip Hubert, brothers Ronnie and Mike and sister Margaret. Loretta is survived

J.C. Burton, Jr. passed away on February 6, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on August 6, 1938, in Waco, Texas to Mr. J.C. and Ara (Teer) Burton. J. C. Jr. grew up in Tyler, TX and graduated from Tyler High School in 1956. by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth Jacoby of 23 Englewood Ct. in Bentwater; son Jeffery and wife Sandra Jacoby of Plano Texas, son Douglas and wife Susan Jacoby of Humble Texas, and son Paul Jacoby of Midland Texas. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren Samantha, Hattie, and Barrett. Following her diagnosis with cancer in December 2011, Loretta was able to return home with the kind assistance of Odyssey Hospice in Conroe until her passing. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Odyssey Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 717 North Harwood Street, Suite 1500, Dallas, TX 75201. You are invited to view the guest book and leave written condolences to the family at www.cashnerconroe.com

Edra Lee Leonard Bentwater Resident Edra Lee Leonard went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday February 10, 2012. She was born in Mobile, Alabama to Charles and Edra Shake. At the age of 15, she left Alabama to live in Houston. She married Charlie Koenig, Jr. They were married for 25 years and had four daughters. She married John T. Leonard in 1975 and was married until his death in 1988. She remained in Houston until moving to Willis in 1999 to be closer to her children. In Houston, she was a member of the Memorial Drive First United Methodist Church. After moving to Bentwater, she became a member of First United Methodist Church of Willis. Lee lived life to the fullest and always saw the silver lining in a dark cloud. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her greatest gift and pleasure was her family.

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J.C. Burton, Jr.

Loretta Evelyn Jacoby Bentwater resident, Loretta Evelyn Jacoby, passed away on February 1, 2012. She was born on July 14, 1936 in Taylor, North Dakota and spent her childhood in North Dakota and Wisconsin. She and her husband Ken moved to Dallas, Texas in 1959 and relocated to Conroe in 1970. A memorial service was to be held in Conroe, TX 77303 to celebrate her life.

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He graduated in 1960 from Texas A&M University with a degree in petroleum engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. In June 1960, he went to work for Pan American Petroleum Corp., (which later became Amoco and is now BP) in Odessa, Texas. Two months later, he was called to active duty in the Air Force and reported to Minot AFB in Minot, North Dakota. He spent two years in Minot where he met and married the love of his life, Laurelei Nadine (Wald) Burton. J.C. and Laurelei spent the last year of his assignment at Stewart AFB in Newburg, N.Y. Their first son, Jeffery, was born at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., (14 miles away) as Stewart field did not have a maternity ward. Finishing his military duty, J.C., Laurelei, and Jeff returned to Odessa where J.C. resumed his 38-year career with Amoco. They lived in Midland where their second son, Stuart, was born. Then came Fort Worth, Monahans, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Houston, Chicago, London, Denver, Chicago again, and finally Houston. During his career J.C. held positions of area engineer, regional engineer, GM of planning

and administration, GM of supply and trading, VP of international production, President of Amoco Europe, VP and GM of the western US and finally President of International Operations. In his International career J.C. visited over 40 foreign countries. J.C. retired from Amoco in April 1998 and in 2000 they moved to Bentwater. After retirement, J.C. served on the board of directors of Marine Drilling, Pride International Drilling, and Newport Steel Corporation. He also held board positions with the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and the Cairo American University in Egypt. J.C. was an avid hunter, fisherman, and rancher. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Laurelei; his son Jeffery and his wife, Kathy, and their sons, John and Colin, of The Woodlands; his son Stuart of Austin; his sister Jane Ford of Chandler, TX; his sister LaJuana Huhn of Covington, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family suggests contributions be made to M.D. Anderson Lung and Brain Research, P.O. Box 297153, Houston, Texas 77297 or by calling 1-713-792-2121. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Coscio and Dr. Ludwig for their care and compassion. You are invited to view the guest book and leave written condolences to the family at www.cashnerconroe.com .

She was preceded in death by husband, Charlie Koenig, Jr., daughters Linda Maire, Valora Lee, Cynthia Diane, greatgrandson Vinnie Cefalu, and husband John Leonard. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Young, daughter Vonnie and son-in-law James Hasara. Grandchildren, Crystall and husband Vince Cefalu, Brett Hasara and wife Karen, and Heather Hasara. Great-grandchildren, Tayler and Gavin Foster, Blaze, Seth, and Kaleb Hasara, Hailey, Levi, and Xander Cefalu. A celebration of her life was held at the First United Methodist Church of Willis.. Memorials may be donated to the First United Methodist Church of Willis, P.O. Box 315, Willis, TX 77378. Condolences to the family may be left on the website of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis at www.shmfh.com.

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JESS JESSN. N.LEGG LEGG III, III, DDS DDS

For Dr. Jess N. Legg III, a commitment to excellence and the Conroe community are cornerstones of his patientcare philosophy. More than 40 years of experience have proven Dr. Legg a well-respected neuromuscular and cosmetic dentist. Conroe Dental Health & Cosmetic Centre provides fullservice dentistry with patients’ smiles in mind. Dr. Legg “loves creating smiles, the ultimate accessory! We can literally change people’s lives by giving them a confident smile, he said. For patients in need of replacement teeth, Dr. Legg offers an aesthetically pleasing and durable solution to renewtheir smiles. The All-on-4 Teeth-in-a-Day painless procedure allows him to place four dental implants and a fixed bridge in just one appointment. Teeth-in-a-Day can change your life! Patients who benefit most from this revolutionary and highly sophisticated system are those toothless with dentures or with teeth so compromised they have no option but to pull all their teeth and then select less desirable replacements with dentures, numerous implants, or implant supported dentures. Dr. Legg is also an instructor of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the most prestigious cosmetic dental school in the country, and the only dentist in Texas to be honored with the prestigious LVI Mastership Award Committed to Excellence.

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(LGA) Ladies Golf Association

2012 Mini-Member closest to the hole winners: Shirley Rabuck, Geneva Montgomery, Donna Hagan, Charla Marlatt , Deb Austin Faye

2012 Nine Hole winner Mini-Member Lyn Hullinger, Aimee Koch, Pat Herring, Pat Dinhoble

2012 Mini-Member -3rd Flight winners - 2 Gross & 2 Net Pat Wagner & Laurie Birtch, Rita Kimbal, Janet Carr, Judy Weiss , Donna Hagan, Linda Gent, Pam Dillard

2012 Mini-Member 4th Flight winners-Two Gross & Two Net: Mona Rudiger, Gerry Gisler, Kathy Sisco, Charla Marlatt, Terry Fisher, Sherry Coward, Charlotte Heathcott, Jan Ortiz

LGA members didn't let cold weather interfere with their golf game. Here the ladies wait in line for lunch following a fun day of golf. ABOVE: Marlene Summers, second from left, and friends work on the stacks of paperwork necessary to ship her cookies to the troops overseas. Marlene began the Grammy's Cookie Convoy in 2005 after she met a young man getting ready to leave for Afghanistan. She wanted to do something to say thank you to all of our soldiers. Since, she has shipped more than 100,000 boxes of cookies to the troops, all done with volunteers and private donations. ABOVE MIDDLE: Bentwater Ladies Golf Association members watch as the chefs prepare their pasta plates at lunch following the 2012 Mini-Member golf tournament.

2012 LGA Mini Member-- 2nd Flight winners- 2 Gross & 2 Net: Jean McKeown, Connie Landgraf, Louann Moczarski, Debbie Glass Katy Tucker, Barbara Sorsdal, Suzie Smith, June Shane

2012 LGA Mini-Member 1st Flight winners - 2 gross and 2 net: Donna Moore, Kelly Olson, Joey Ponto, Shirley Rabuck Diana Henigan ,Kathy Catlett, Jerrie Stewart, Cindy Reaves

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program even if applying for another institution. The selection process will be administered by SHSU in the same manner they administer all other scholarship funds. The Bentwater criteria committee will have no authority in selection of any specific scholarship candidate. Their mission is only to provide criteria to the fund manager. To contribute to this fund, simply fill out the attached Bentwater scholarship gift donation reply card or for more information on how you can contribute to this fund, contact Bentwater POA at 936-597-5532 or dcleboski@amitx.com. Cost for 6 credit hours:

6 hours of tuition and fees at Sam Houston State University. 6 hours of tuition and fees is approximately $788 SHSU out of district (Bentwater); and $368 for in-district at Lone Star College. Rhonda Ellisor, Director of Gifts, Sam Houston University, presents the signed scholarship administration agreement to Bentwater POA elected trustee, Terry Bowie, as Dawn Cleboski, Bentwater POA general manager, looks on.

SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND With Beginning Donation of $100,000.00 Established for BENTWATER EMPLOYEES and Their Families by ANONYMOUS DONOR Bentwater Property Owners will want to participate in this worthwhile program Bentwater Property Owners Association (POA) is delighted to announce the establishment of the Bentwater scholarship fund on behalf of all Bentwater property owners. An anonymous donor designated Bentwater resident and POA trustee Terry Bowie as his/her representative for the express purpose of establishing a scholarship fund for Bentwater employees and their families with a generous contribution of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00). Whoever you are, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. A large number of Bentwater employees, single and married, attend local higher learning institutions and struggle to afford tuition, books, and other required materials. There are many Bentwater property owners who will want to assist them by contributing to this extremely worthwhile scholarship program.

Bentwater Property Owners Association elected Trustee and Advisory board members will act as the criteria committee of this scholarship fund. Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in partnership with Lone Star Community College has been selected to manage the fund. This permanent endowment will be used to benefit the current employees of Bentwater Yacht & Country Club, Bentwater Property Owners Association and Bentwater Sales Corporation and their spouses, legal dependents, children and grandchildren, who will be eligible to apply for scholarships to any higher learning institution although the proximity of Lone Star College and Sam Houston University make them attractive locations. Applications for this fund can only be made through Sam Houston University’s on-line scholarship application

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Funding - Per the agreement:

Scholarship awards will be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. Apply on line:

Lone Star College Scholarship Application: http://www.lonestar.edu/departments/collegerelations/Scholarship_Application_Montgomery.pdf Sam Houston’s SH ScholarX Scholarship Application is a virtual clearinghouse for many SHSU scholarships. Complete one application and apply for a scholarship from the Bentwater Scholarship Fund and many other SHSU scholarships. February

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1st is the priority deadline. DEADLINE INFORMATION at SHSU: Priority Date: February 1st - It is recommended that students have a completed application submitted by February 1st.The College of Education and the College of Criminal Justice have a firm deadline of February 1st. Applications for scholarships for the College of Education and the College of Criminal Justice will not be considered if received after February 1st. The college of business administration has a deadline of February 20th. The sociology department has a firm deadline of November 1st for spring awards and March 15th for fall awards. Awarding will start in mid-February. Students are notified via mail from the department offering the scholarship and via e-mail from the financial aid & scholarships department if they are awarded. Students can also view their award packages on their Self-Service Banner. How is my Scholarship Disbursed? Once a recipient is selected, an award letter is mailed to the student’s permanent address. Students are also notified via email from Financial Aid. Awarded Scholarships can be viewed by logging into Banner using their SAM ID and PIN. Applications received after deadline dates will be awarded pending availability of funds. Students must accept their scholarship awards through their self-service banner.


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The ladies in red at work

NSRW – North Shore Republican Women Rae Jean Young with balloons the colors of America Bentwater Montgomery County United Way Chairperson Patti Mennes and Vice Chair Patrick O’Neil accept donations raised for Bentwater MCUW from Samia Hijazi, Sabrina Macauley and Katia Hajazi.

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Monthly meeting, Wednesday, April 4, at Bentwater Country Club

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Social time begins at 10:45 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., and program at noon. The speaker will be Borah Van Dormolen, National Committeewoman for Texas, speaking about politics and the November election. Contact Bentwater club at 936-597-6219 for reservations.

Contributed by Bentwater resident Patti Mennes

Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, May 2, at Bentwater Country Club

Bentwater’s Littlest Donors Demonstrate How Much They CARE We have all heard the saying, “If you are given lemons make lemonade.” Well three of Bentwater’s littlest residents turned their lemonade into a $124.10 donation to the Bentwater Montgomery County United Way. If you played on the Miller course in January, you might have bought some homemade lemonade from Sabrina Macauley, her neighbors, Katia and Samia Hijazi, and the Macauley’s pet bird Rocky, who with his loud trill, directed golfers to the lemonade stand. When Sabrina’s uncle, Sean Macauley, was diagnosed with advance stage colon cancer last summer, the three girls wanted to help in the fight against cancer. On three occasions the girls sold lemonade and candy in the Macauley’s backyard to golfers. They raised over $60 and their father, Simon Macauley, held up his end of the bargain and matched their earnings. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer of the colon and rectum is the third most common cancer in both men and

women today. It is estimated that approximately 102,900 new cases of colon and 39,670 cases of rectal cancer will occur this year. Simon believes that if his twin brother Sean Macauley, who is only 54, had undergone a colonoscopy the cancer could have been caught in time. “I want to encourage everyone over 50 to have a colonoscopy,” Simon said. “There is no reason for anyone to have colon cancer. A simple colonoscopy can detect each individuals risk, and if detected early, has a 100 percent treatment success rate.” Sabrina, Katia and Samia want to thank all the people who bought and/or donated money, especially the cart girl who donated more cups for their lemonade. Even the littlest Bentwater residents know the meaning of "Live United" and "Bentwater Cares."

Social time begins at 10:45 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., and program at noon. Contact Bentwater club at 936-597-6219 for reservations.

Other News:

North Shore Republican Women hosted a candidate forum in late January, drawing a huge crowd of over 200 residents and candidates at the North Montgomery County Convention Center in Willis to learn about those appearing on the Republican primary ballot. With tables set up for the candidates and their literature and supporters, those attending could visit one-onone with candidates as well as hearing them speak during the forum. Three U.S. Senate candidates looking to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison were in attendance, as well as those running for county attorney, judges, precinct offices, state senate and House of Representatives, and several other offices.


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The finished product, The Garden of Hope.

Creating this beautiful quilt named Garden of Hope was an amazing effort by Bentwater resident Debra Spincic and others with the purpose of being raffled at a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Many quilters who share the cancer experience participated in the design and sewing of the quilt. Debra Spincic decided to create a quilt for the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser. As a member of an active on-line quilting community, her first thought was to ask her quilting friends to send her "9 patch blocks." She knew that two of her Bentwater neighbors, Freda Jackson and Marilyn Fortezzo, were also quilters. She asked them to provide blocks as well. Within weeks she had more than enough colorful blocks to start arranging a composition. Marilyn came to Debra’s studio and they worked for a week planning the quilt with the goal of representing a spring garden growing from a generous Mother Earth. Soft organic quilting lines were sewn to represent leaves. Once the quilt top was done, Debra asked her friends for name ideas. One cancer survivor suggested the name of Garden of

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Marilyn Fortezzo helping with the design.

Hope. She felt the most important part of the healing process was to have hope. It was the perfect name. The quilt, designed with the help of a number of friends, is special because many of the quilters who made the 9 patch blocks have been directly affected by cancer. Some wrote that they contributed blocks with a loved one in mind. It is Debra's hope that those buying raffle tickets will buy them with their loved ones in mind. The quilt is being raffled as part of Bentwater's fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Raffle ticket prices are $5/ ticket; 5 tickets/$20; or 30 tickets/$100. Tickets may be purchased at the Bentwater tennis tournament on April 13th, the Bentwater/ ACS live auction on April 15 or by calling Debra at (936) 597-6917. The drawDebra Spincic sewing squares for the ing will be held at the live quilt with her sewing machine. auction on April 15th.

Hazardous Waste Recycling - Free! Bentwater Yacht Club and Marina Harbormaster Rob Brown announced that the Bentwater Civic Association (BCA) has offered to co-sponsor the annual HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLE DAY to be held Saturday, April 21st, from 10am to 4pm at the Bentwater Yacht Club parking lot. BCA members will staff the receiving area and help unload and sort the recycle items from vehicles as well as providing pick-up service at Bentwater residents’ homes if the residents are unable to remove and transport items on their own. No paint will be accepted at this event. Montgomery County Pct. 3 charges fees of $10 for each TV or computer monitor dropped off at this site as they are the group that administers the final disposal of the items.

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BIKES for KIDS

Garden of Hope – A quilt created to benefit the American Cancer Society Contributed by: Bentwater Resident Linda Pierce

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HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING Bentwater Yacht Club Parking Lot Saturday, April 21st, 10am to 4pm

Montgomery United Methodist Church has started a new ministry called BIKES for KIDS. The mission is to provide bicycles to children in the Montgomery area whose families do not have the means to provide them. These children are identified through other church ministries and through the guidance counselors at Montgomery elementary and middle schools. The source of bicycles is from donations. If you have a children’s size bike that your kids or grandkids have outgrown, please consider donating it to this ministry. A donation receipt will be provided so that you can designate the donation as a charitable contribution for tax purposes. Can you imagine a childhood without a bicycle? Help us overcome that possibility for as many children as we can. Your donation will make a difference. If you have a donation or would like further information please contact Bentwater Resident David Bartell at 936-499-8838.

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Membership Drive Underway

Gaye Watkins and Jill Cambern

A Myriad of Interests

The Bentwater Wineaux Group is gearing up for another great year. Gaye Watkins, Chief Wineaux, is hoping to have at least 200 members this year. The group has been growing at a fast pace each year. Gaye has the members divided into groups that meet four to five times a year to taste wines.

Since Bentwater Life’s inception, the magazine’s staff has been made aware of the varied interests of Bentwater property owners, from mountain climbing, to collecting unusual artifacts, to participating in extreme sports, to involvement in a border watch group. Al Dorval, Bentwater resident, is a volunteer member of the Texas Border Volunteers (TBV), a border watch group based in South Texas whose mission is to assist law enforcement, uphold the rule of law and educate the general public regarding immigration issues. TBV, who is described as comparable to a neighborhood watch program, conducts watches on private ranches where they have been invited by the landowners to help protect their property. TBV headquarters is on a south Texas ranch and may cover in excess of 10,000 acres. Volunteers pay their own travel, living and some equipment expenses.

Most of the groups are casual wine drinkers and enjoy getting together to try something new instead of the usual. Most of the wines sampled are in the $15-$25 range. Each couple is asked to provide two bottles of wine from a specific category; red wines from Australia or Italian whites and joins others in the group at one of the member’s homes. Food is usually a potluck. Sometimes someone is brave and tries to pair the wines with food, but most are happy with chips and dips or bread and cheese.

During a watch, volunteers may be assigned to areas that are known to be used by human traffickers and drug smugglers or in response to reports from ranchers. TBV’s policy is to stay concealed, observe, and report to law enforcement the sightings of uninvited groups and vehicles on these private ranches, noting unusual activity and items such as large backpacks that may contain drugs or illegal contraband and persons carrying highpowered weapons.

If you are a serious collector or drinker, there is a special Wineaux group for you. It is for those who are usually educated about the wines they are tasting. They know that the aroma of the wine is an important part of selection. They will also know that a slow drizzle of the wine down the inside of the glass indicates thickness, perhaps with higher levels of sugar and alcohol. If you are interested in this group, contact Gaye Watkins. The Wineaux also do a couple of away events. One of the biggest is The Woodlands Food and Wine Week. Gaye arranges for a bus to take us there and back so we don’t have to worry about driving home. Save the date for 2012. The Grant Tasting will be on June 9, 2012. Look for Gaye’s announcement in early May. For more information about Wineaux, contact gaye.watkins@live.com.

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When a group is sighted, the watchers will communicate by radio to headquarters. They will report the location, number of trespassers, and direction of travel. Headquarters will relay the information to U.S. Border Patrol who will then take appropriate action.

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Welcome to Bentwater’s New Board Members – 2012

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Martini & Wine Lounge Healthy Italian food • White table cloth dining Outside fresh Giovani garden grown vegetables Live Music in Martini & Wine Lounge, weekends 7-9pm

The Bentwater Civic Association (BCA) plans to hold another property tax seminar in May. You won’t want to miss this informative event. Details to be announced soon. BCA Membership is open to all Bentwater residents. Dues are $20. Contact membership chairman, Roland Voight or President Terry Gent.

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BENTWATER Offers ‘ENHANCE THE LIFE’ Program for Property Owners and a New ‘TASTE THE LIFE’ Program for Referrals

www.BentwaterInsurance.com Find Out What Your Neighbors in Bentwater Already Know: That Our Local Agents Save You Money & Make The Difference! Elzey Insurance Offers You Better Home Protection at a Much Lower Price and a Local Agent to Insure Your Home In Bentwater!

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During the 12-month option period new property owners are able to sample the Bentwater lifestyle, at a masters level membership. There are many benefits to this program, including:

The specific details of the Enhance Your Life program include:

• 40% reduced green fees

• Your referral must purchase a developer-owned home site.

• Two-day golf lesson and club fitting at the Mark Massengale School of Golf

• Your referral cannot be presently represented by another real estate broker. • The referral must be registered in the Bentwater sales center at initial registration under your name. • Upon funding of the home site purchased by your referral, you will be allowed to upgrade your membership level.

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club membership. If you want unlimited rounds of golf without greens fees on both the Weiskopf and Miller courses, upgrade your master’s golf membership to a country club membership.

• You will be eligible to upgrade your membership a maximum of two levels (does not include Grand Pines).

Refer a friend, family member, or business associate that purchases a developer-owned home site from the Bentwater sales center and become eligible for the Enhance Your Life Program. If you have been considering an upgrade of your membership level, now would be a very good time to make the move. The program is simple. After your referral closes on a new developer home site, you can upgrade your membership without paying the upgrade fee. This is an upgrade savings of up to $25,000. Did your New Year’s resolution include getting in shape? Forget the drive to crowded fitness centers. Upgrade your social membership to a sports club membership to enjoy personal training, fitness classes and state-of-the-art equipment, right here in Bentwater. If golf is your game you can begin playing the championship Weiskopf and Miller courses when you upgrade your social membership to a master’s golf membership or country

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• Two-day golf clinic with Mark Massengale • Three hours of tennis ball machine rental • Thirty minute tennis lesson with Bentwater’s head tennis professional • One hour personal training session at the Bentwater sports club • Two group fitness classes at the Bentwater sports club

• Upon upgrading membership level you agree to pay monthly dues at your new level.

• Full Sports Club usage including the fitness center tennis club and aquatic areas.

• Finally, if you choose to decline the Enhance Your Life upgrade option you will be eligible for the $2,000 property owner referral club credit reward.

“There is so much to do at Bentwater that many new property owners need time to get acquainted and to ‘test drive’ the programs,” said Steve Seay, Director of Sales & Marketing at Bentwater. Taste the Life gives them a year to participate, get to know the staff and decide what level of membership is right for them. It’s a win-win because we also get to know them better and can help them make life at Bentwater as exciting and active as they want.”

For a limited time, Bentwater Yacht and Country Club is also extending a special offer to new property owners, like your friends and family referrals, who purchase a new developer homesite. The program Taste the Life offers a rare opportunity to experience Bentwater’s many amenities, at significantly reduced membership dues, while enjoying a 12-month option period prior to upgrading their membership.

SHREDDING

Certain conditions and restrictions do apply to both offers and complete details are available at the Bentwater sales center.

COMMUNITY-WIDE FREE SHREDDING DAY

The Bentwater Civic Association (BCA) has several community events scheduled for the spring in Bentwater. On April 7th, The BCA is sponsoring a COMMUNITYWIDE FREE SHREDDING DAY. It is time to gather up all of those documents that you no longer need and bring them to the parking lot of the North Shore Church on Bentwood Drive. All Bentwater residents may bring any and all paper documents to this location for total certified destruction. Documents may remain in folders and binders (except three-ring) with paper clips and rubber bands. Members of the BCA board will staff the receiving area and assist with unloading as necessary. This event will take place at 10am on Saturday, April 7th, so mark your calendars now! FREE SHREDDING SITE North Shore Church Parking Lot Saturday, April 7th, 10 am


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End of March 2012 March 24 – 25 Saturday through Sunday -Montgomery County Fair Scholarship Trail Ride - The Scholarship Trail Ride takes place prior to the fair each year in March. Money for scholarships is provided by sponsorships, donors, ride fees, and an auction. Riders assemble at the campsite, with most of the two-day ride taking place in the National Forest. For additional information contact the fair office. Ride donations benefit all twelve high schools in Montgomery County. Ride Donation: $20.00 - 12 & under free Donation includes Saturday night dinner & auction plus one (1) day pass to the Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo. -Kemah Pan Jam in Kemah, Texas,see: www. kemahpanfest.com for more info March 25 Sunday -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents “Marisyahu Live for Aishel House” at 7:30 and 10 pm at 6000 Hermann Park Drive in Houston

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Calendar of Events

March 26 Monday -Sam Houston State University Spring 2012 School of Music concert presents “Wind Ensemble CBDNA Preview – M. McInturf” at GPAC Concert Hall at 7:30 pm, contact 936.294.1360 for more info March 27 Tuesday -BENTWATER – game evening - Bridge and Canasta evenings on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at Bentwater Club play starts at 7 pm with 6 pm buffet dinner; contact Bentwater Club at 936.597.6219 for reservations. -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents “Swing, Jive & Pop Into Dance” at 11 am and 12 noon 6000 Hermann Park Drive in Houston -Houston Astros Spring Training game against the Tigers at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL 12:05 CDST

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March 29 Thursday -BENTWATER Pacesetters Interclub Shotgun – Back 9 of the Weiskopf Course at 9 am

-The Woodlands Waterway Marriott presents the annual “Spring Home & Garden Show”, for ticket prices and more info, see: www.woodlandsshows.com

March 29 – 30 Thursday through Friday -Sam Houston State University dance graduate choreography at GPAC 170 in Huntsville beginning at 8 pm

March 30 – April 7 Friday through Saturday -Walker County Fair & Rodeo in Huntsville, Texas, call for details: 936.291.8763 or visit www.walkercountyfair.com for more info

March 30 Friday -Montgomery County Choral Society presents “Our Heritage in Song” at First United Methodist Church in Conroe 8 pm start at 4308 West Davis – join us for our final performance of the 2012 season celebrating our 40th year! For tickets call 936.756.3395, Ext. 118

March 31 Saturday -BENTWATER Trash Bash at the Yacht Club starting 8:30 am

-Montgomery County Fair Association Golf Tournament to be held at River Plantation Golf Country Club with proceeds divided between the top three finishing teams to be spent at the various auctions during the Fair. -Houston Astros Spring Training game against the Braves at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL 12:05 CDST

-Sam Houston State University Spring 2012 School of Music concert presents “Richard Nunemaker & Quartet Guest Artist Recital – P. Card” at GPAC Concert Hall at 7:30 pm, contact 936.294.1360 for more info

March 30 – 31 Friday through Saturday -Sam Houston State University Spring 2012 School of Music Concert presents “Opera Workshop – R. Grimes” at GPAC concert hall at 7:30 pm, contact 936.294.1360 for more info

-Reliant Center presents the “Run for the Rose” at 8 am – Run for the Cure, Run for the Children, Run for the Rose – Come out and show your support for the brain cancer warriors

March 28 Wednesday -Houston Astros Spring Training Game against the Marlins at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL 12:05 CDST

-Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas presents their Winter Madness concerts featuring “Monica Perry, Fiddle versus Violin” Come out and enjoy music from one of the top fiddle players in Texas with a feature song “The Guitar Playing Man” being recently released by The Marshall Tucker Band.

March 30 – April 1 Friday through Sunday -German Heritage Festival in Tomball, Texas, call for details: 281.379.6844 or visit www.tomballsistercity.org

March 28 – 31 Wednesday through Saturday -Sam Houston State University’s Drama Department presents “Some Girls” at the Showcase Theatre at 8 pm, for tickets call 936.294.1339

-Reliant Center presents the 2012 JVA World Challenge – an AAU sanctioned event where the top two teams in each division will earn a paid entry into the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL

-Houston Astros Spring training game against the Pirates at Osceola County stadium in Kissimmee, FL 12:05 CDST

-Houston Symphony’s Classical Season features “Hilary Hahn & Enigma Variations” with Alexander Shelley conducting, see: www.houstonsymphony.org for more info

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-Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Reliant Stadium in Houston starting at 7 pm -Montgomery County Food Bank presents “Kidzfest” in downtown Conroe – come to play the “Knock-Out Hunger Game” from 10 am until 6 pm -Houston Astros Spring Training Game against the Yankees at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL 12:05 CDST -Reliant arena in Houston presents the H Town Blues Festival -City of Conroe Parks & Recreation presents the movie in the park at Heritage Place starting at 8 pm and featuring “The Smurfs” -The Woodlands Christian Academy’s True Colors Auction and Gala Event for 2012, see: www.twca.net for info Come out and enjoy a night of music with some of the best artists in Blues including Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, March 31 – April 1 Saturday through Sunday -Montgomery County food bank presence at The Woodlands Spring Home & Garden Show at the Waterway Marriott from 10 am until 6 pm -Conroe Cruiser’s 20th Annual Spring Classic Kickoff Car Show on the Square in Downtown Conroe, See: www.conroecruisers.com

-2012 Houston’s 19th Annual Japan Festival to be held adjacent to the Japanese Garden in Hermann Park, See: www.japan-fest.com -Old Town Spring’s “Springfest – Wine & Art Festival” one of the largest wine exhibition and tasting events in Houston

April 2012 April 1 Sunday -April Fool’s Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar. -Palm Sunday, in the Christian calendar, the Sunday before Easter, sixth and last Sunday in Lent, and the first day of Holy Week. It recalls the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, when his followers shouted Hosanna and scattered palms in his path. In the Roman Catholic and some Protestant churches, ceremonies of the day are the blessing and distribution of crosses made from palm leaves and the recitation of one of the three synoptic accounts of the Passion. Many wear crosses made of the palm. April 2 Monday -Sam Houston State University’s Horn Studio Recital at the GPAC Recital Hall 7 pm followed by the Horn Choir Concert at 8:30 pm April 3 Tuesday -Houston Astros home game against the White Sox at Minute Maid Park start time 7:05 pm -Sam Houston State University’s Flute I Studio Recital at the GPAC Recital Hall 6 pm followed by the Flute Studio II recital at 7:30 pm April 4 Wednesday - BENTWATER - North Shore Republican Women’s monthly meeting at Bentwater Country Club with social time beginning at 10:45 am, meeting at 11 am, lunch at 11:30

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am and program presentation at noon. Speaker will be “Borah Van Dormolen” National Committeewoman for Texas making the presentation. Contact Bentwater club for reservations at 936.597.6219 -Houston Astros home game against the White Sox at Minute Maid Park start time 1:05 pm -Sam Houston State University’s trombone choir concert at the GPAC Recital Hall at 7:30 pm April 5 Thursday -BENTWATER Garden Club Monthly Meeting on the first Thursday of the month -BENTWATER Cocktails and Cooking at the Yacht Club starting at 6:30 pm -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Ragtime: The Musical at 8 & 10:30 pm, see: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com April 5 – 7 Thursday through Saturday -Houston Symphony’s pops season presents a “Tribute to John Denver with Jim Curry”, See: www.houstonsymphony.org April 6 Friday -M.I.S.D. Good Friday holiday for students and teachers -Good Friday, anniversary of Jesus' death on the cross. According to the Gospels, Jesus was put to death on the Friday before Easter Day. Since the early church, Good Friday has been observed by fasting and penance. Forms of observance may include prayer and meditation at the Stations of the Cross, a succession of 14 images, usually on wooden crosses, depicting Christ's crucifixion and the events leading up to it. -BENTWATER Wine-Tasting at the Yacht Club Pool sampling begins at 6:30 pm -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Ragtime: The Musical at 8 & 10:30 pm, see: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com continued...


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-Houston Astros Home Game against the Rockies at Minute Maid Park start time 6:05 pm -The Alley Theatre presents an enthralling new comedy The Seafarer with previews starting April 6 and opening night April 11th through April 29th, see: www.alleytheatre.org

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April 8 Sunday -BENTWATER Easter Brunch at the Yacht Club with service starting at 11 am -Easter Sunday is the chief Christian Feast, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. In the West, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday following the full moon next after the vernal equinox. -Houston Astros home game against the Rockies at Minute Maid Park start time 1:05 pm

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April 11 – 15 Wednesday through Sunday -Reliant Center presents “Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream”, see: www.reliantpark.com for info April 12 Thursday -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Ragtime: The Musical at 8 & 10:30 pm, see: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com -Sam Houston State University Clarinet Studio Recital at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

April 7 Saturday -BENTWATER Easter Fun Run at the Fitness Center starting at 8 am

April 9 Monday -BENTWATER Ladies Organization monthly luncheon meeting held at the Yacht Club on the second Monday of the month at 11:30 am. Make reservations by calling 936.597.6219 no later than 7 pm on the Thursday before the Monday luncheon

-BENTWATER Easter Eggstravaganza at Park in the Meadows be ready for the start at 4 pm

-Houston Astros home game against the Braves at Minute Maid Park start time 7:05 pm

-BENTWATER Tennis Junior Play Day beginning at 12 pm

-Sam Houston State University’s Trombone faculty recital at the GPAC Recital Hall at 7:30 pm

-Houston Grand Opera presents Giusepe Verdi’s Don Carlos, see: www.houstongrandopera.org

April 10 Tuesday -BENTWATER – Game Evening - Bridge and Canasta Evenings on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at Bentwater Club play starts at 7 pm with 6 pm buffet dinner; contact Bentwater Club at 936.597.6219 for reservations.

-Sam Houston State University Percussion Ensemble at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

-Houston Astros Home Game against the Braves at Minute Maid Park start time 7:05 pm

-Kids Artistic Review Dance Competition at Reliant Center Houston

April 11 Wednesday -BENTWATER – Ladies Game Day CANASTA – Ladies meet on the second Wednesday at 11:30 am at Bentwater club for lunch and an afternoon of canasta; contact Bentwater club at 936.597.6219 for lunch reservations or sign up online no later than 48 hours before each game day.

-Houston Symphony’s Classical Season “Petrouchka & Beethoven”, see: www.houstonsymphony.org

-The Crighton Theatre presents the Sounds of Texas Music Series featuring Connie Smith with Marty Stuart opening at 8 pm, tickets call 936.441.7469 -The First Day of Passover -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Ragtime: The Musical at 8 & 10:30 pm, see: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com -Houston Astros home game against the Rockies at Minute Maid Park start time 6:05 pm -Tyler County Dogwood Festival in Woodville, Texas with fun run, arts & crafts, antique auto and motorcycle exhibits, a parade, queen’s coronation and historical play concluding with fireworks display, Call 409.283.2632 for more info -Lone Star First Saturday in Historic Montgomery, Texas Farmers’ Market and Acoustic Music Jam from 9 am – 2 pm

-Houston Astros home game against the Braves at Minute Maid Park start time 7:05 pm

April 13 Friday -BENTWATER Serve Up the Cure – American Cancer Society Tennis Tournament beginning at 8 am -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Ragtime: The Musical at 8 & 10:30 pm, see: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

April 13 – 15 Friday through Sunday -Houston’s International Gem & Jewelry Show at Reliant Center Houston

April 14 Saturday -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Ragtime: The Musical at 8 & 10:30 pm, see: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com -Houston International Grappling Festival - Grand Prix Grappling is a martial arts tournament promotion founded by Elbert

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April Bentwater Life Hebron. Grand Prix Grappling has hosted some of the largest martial arts events in Houston, and has brought in some of the biggest names in the Grappling world such as Ruben Charles aka “Cobrinha”, Kyra Gracie, Renato Tavares, and Bill “The Grill” Cooper, just to name a few. Our signature events include the Texas International Grappling Festival, The Houston Grand Prix, and the Battle of H-Town. See: www.i-compete.org April 13 – 22 Friday through Sunday -Montgomery County 55th Annual Fair & Rodeo, see: www.mcfa.org for details April 14 Saturday -BENTWATER Serve Up the Cure – ACS Tennis Tournament kicking off at 8 am -BENTWATER MGA Member to Member Match Play starting at 8 am -BENTWATER Dueling Pianos Dinner at the Yacht Club beginning at 6:30 pm -The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, see: www.woodlandsartsfestival.com April 15 Sunday -BENTWATER MGA Member to Member Match Play starting at 9 am -Houston Grand Opera presents Giusepe Verdi’s Don Carlos, see: www.houstongrandopera.org

-Sam Houston State University Faculty Woodwind Chamber Recital at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm April 16 Monday -BENTWATER LGA ACS Tournament beginning at 9 am

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-BENTWATER Men of Bentwater monthly luncheon meeting held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, contact 936.597.6219 for reservations

-Montgomery County 55th Annual Fair & Rodeo, see: www.mcfa.org for details “Kids Day”

April 18 – 21 Wednesday through Saturday -Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents Dance Spectrum at GPAC 170 in Huntsville Regular Show at 8 pm and Matinee at 2 pm

-The Conroe Symphony presents “Celebrating Spring” at 7:30 pm at The Ark Family Church - Gladstell exit off IH-45, Call 936.760.2144 for info

April 19 Thursday -BENTWATER Club 200 at the Yacht Club starting at 6:30 pm

-Sam Houston State University Faculty Brass Ensemble Performance at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

-Houston Grand Opera presents Giusepe Verdi’s Don Carlos, see: www.houstongrandopera.org

April 17 Tuesday -Montgomery County 55th Annual Fair & Rodeo, see: www.mcfa.org for details “Senior Citizen’s Day”

-Sam Houston State University Jazz Concert at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

-Sam Houston State University Piano Studio Recital I at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm April 18 Wednesday -BENTWATER Needle & Tea Society monthly meeting held on the third Wednesday of each month to engage in various needleworking projects with light refreshments served. Contact Ann Cavanaugh at 936.449.6062

April 20 Friday -Stage Right presents The Carol Burnett Show through May 6, 2012 see: www.crightontheatre.org or call 936.441.7469 for tickets -Houston Astros Home Game against the Dodgers at Minute Maid Park start time 7:05 pm -Sam Houston State University Symphonic & Concert Band at GPAC Concert Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm


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April 20 – 21 Friday through Saturday -Houston Ballet Academy’s Spring Showcase - The students of today are the stars of tomorrow. Sneak a peak at the future of the company as the gifted young artists of Houston Ballet’s professional training school dance pieces created especially for them. See: www.houstonballet.org -Stage Right presents The Carol Burnett Show at the Crighton Theatre, Call 936.441.7469 for more info April 20 – 22 Friday through Sunday -Old Town Spring’s Texas Crawfish and Music Festival – one of the most anticipated festivals in the greater Houston area with 70 tons of Crawfish & bands performing on three stages – this event carries over to the weekend of April 27 through 29th as well. April 21 Saturday -Conroe, Texas 2012 Wedding Show from 12 pm – 5 pm featuring Conroe’s finest wedding venues and vendors, celebrity signings, fashion show, fine foods and wine at 19785 Highway 105 West in Montgomery, Call 936.582.1200 for more info -The Crighton Players present: 45 Years of Excellence from 7 – 11 pm at the Owen Theatre in Conroe, Call 936.539.4090 for more info

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year’s lineup, spotlighting Argentina, features a continuous flow of music, dance and cultural performances with 2012 headliners to include: Los Lonely Boys, War, Steel Pulse, Galactic, JJ Grey and MOFRO, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Los Amigos Invisibles, Chico Trujillo, SOJA, Hector Del Curto & Eternal Tango, and more. In addition to the outstanding musical performances, there will be artisan demonstrations, interactive exhibits, a variety of food and fun for all ages. The Festival will be held April 21 & 22 and April 28 & 29, 2012 in downtown Houston, See: www.ifest.org

April

April 24 Tuesday -BENTWATER – Game Evening - Bridge and Canasta Evenings on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at Bentwater club play starts at 7 pm with 6 pm buffet dinner; contact Bentwater club at 936.597.6219 for reservations. -Sam Houston State University Piano Studio Recital at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

April 27 Friday -BENTWATER LGA Member to Member Play beginning at 9 am -BENTWATER Karaoke Dinner at the Yacht Club starting at 6:30 pm -Houston Grand Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s “Mary Stuart”, see: www.houstongrandopera.org

April 24 – May 6 Tuesday through Sunday -La Cage – The best musical revival at Theatre under the Stars Houston, See: www.tuts.com

-General Sam Houston Folk Festival in Huntsville, Texas the 23rd annual life-skill demonstrations, authentic 19th century dress, continuous entertainment and hands-on children’s activities, Call 936.294.1832 for more info

April 25 Wednesday -Sam Houston State University Collaborative Piano Recital at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

April 27 – 29 Friday through Sunday -Stage Right presents The Carol Burnett Show at the Crighton Theatre, Call 936.441.7469 for more info

-Houston’s Society for the Performing Arts presents “Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway” at Jones Hall 8 pm

April 25 – 28 Wednesday through Saturday -San Houston State University Department of Drama presents “Once upon A Mattress” at the Erica Starr Theatre, Call 936.294.1329 for info

-Houston Symphony’s POPS Season presents “Cole Porter’s Great American Songbook” with Brett Mitchell conducting, See: www.houstonsymphony.org

April 22 Sunday -BENTWATER Couples’ Golf Tournament starting at 9 am

April 26 Thursday -BENTWATER Birthday Night at the Country Club, call 936.597.6219 for info

-Old Town Spring’s Texas Crawfish and Music Festival – one of the most anticipated festivals in the greater Houston area with 70 tons of Crawfish & bands performing on three stages – this event carries over to the weekend of April 27 through 29th as well.

-Houston’s Society for the Performing Arts presents “Catalyst Quartet, a Sphinx Ensemble” at 7:30 pm at the Wortham Center’s Cullen Theatre, See; www.spahouston.org

April 28 Saturday -BENTWATER LGA Member to Member Play beginning at 9 am

-100th Year Birthday Bash celebrating the Madeley Building and the West Building, otherwise known as The Corner Pub in downtown Conroe

-A DAY OUT WITH THE HOUSEWIVES – 9 am – The Waterway Marriott at The Woodlands - A luncheon, fashion show, boutique shopping promenade, health and wellness fair and a book signing with Teresa Guidice, star of Real Housewives of New Jersey and currently appearing on Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump. Tickets $125/person – contact Tiffany@shopdivaboutique. com. Sponsored by FAITH in Montgomery County, a 501c3 cancer based organization that raises funds for the express purpose of benefiting the people of Montgomery

April 21 Saturday -BENTWATER Hazardous Waste Recycle at the Yacht Club parking lot beginning at 10 am -Houston Astros home game against the Dodgers at Minute Maid Park start time 6:05 pm -Houston Grand Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s “Mary Stuart”, see: www.houstongrandopera.org

-Houston Astros home game against the Dodgers at Minute Maid Park start time 1:05 pm -Houston Grand Opera presents Giusepe Verdi’s Don Carlos, see: www.houstongrandopera.org

-The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park present: Friends of the Flag 1st Anniversary event from 1 – 3 pm at the Main County Library in Conroe, see: www. texasflagpark.com

-Earth Day 2012 observed – it is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment and to encourage conservation efforts.

April 21 – 22 Saturday through Sunday -The Houston International Festival has released the lineup of entertainers scheduled to perform at the 2012 show. This

April 23 Monday -Sam Houston State University Kolonneh Chamber Recital at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

-Sam Houston State University Wind Ensemble Concert at GPAC Concert Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm April 26 – 28 Thursday through Saturday -Sam Houston State University 50th Annual Contemporary Music Festival at GPAC Venues in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

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April Bentwater Life County. It is comprised of a team of past chairman and committee members, both men and women, of the American Cancer Society/Cattle Barons Ball, with over 100 years of experience in fund raising efforts for cancer research and treatment. FAITH in Montgomery County recently presented a check for $12,000 to the Lone Star Family Health Center in Conroe given specifically for breast cancer prevention or treatment of patients in Montgomery County. - Montgomery County Food Bank’s booth at “Texas Sawmill Festival” held at the East Montgomery County Improvement District in New Caney

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April 29 Sunday -Houston Grand Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s “Mary Stuart”, see: www.houstongrandopera.org April 30 Monday -Houston Astros home game against the Mets at Minute Maid Park start time 7:05 pm -Sam Houston State University Guitar Studio Recital at GPAC Recital Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

May 2012

-Houston Grand Opera presents Giusepe Verdi’s Don Carlos, see: www.houstongrandopera.org

May 1 Tuesday -Houston Astros home game against the Mets at Minute Maid Park start time 7:05 pm

-Sam Houston State University Contemporary Music Festival Symphony Orchestra Concert at GPAC Concert Hall in Huntsville beginning at 7:30 pm

May 2 Wednesday -Houston Astros home game against the Mets at Minute Maid Park start time 1:05 pm

-Houston Symphony’s Family Season presents “Perfect Pitch: Music of Baseball”, See: www.houstonsymphony.org

-Houston Grand Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s “Mary Stuart”, see: www.houstongrandopera.org

April 28 – 29 Saturday through Sunday -The Houston International Festival has released the lineup of entertainers scheduled to perform at the 2012 show. This year’s lineup, spotlighting Argentina, features a continuous flow of music, dance and cultural performances with 2012 headliners to include: Los Lonely Boys, War, Steel Pulse, Galactic, JJ Grey and MOFRO, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Los Amigos Invisibles, Chico Trujillo, SOJA, Hector Del Curto & Eternal Tango, and more. In addition to the outstanding musical performances, there will be artisan demonstrations, interactive exhibits, a variety of food and fun for all ages. The Festival will be held April 21 & 22 and April 28 & 29, 2012 in downtown Houston, See: www.ifest.org

May 4 Friday -Montgomery County Food Bank’s 2nd annual Golf Tournament held at West Fork Golf Course in Conroe

-High Caliber Gun Show at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe presented by HC Gun & Knife Shows

-Houston Grand Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s “Mary Stuart”, see: www.houstongrandopera.org May 5 & 6 Saturday and Sunday -Texas’ Greatest Vintage Car Weekend – Concours d’Elegance of Texas at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. In conjunction with The Houston Classic Auction. A gathering of some of the finest juried vintage motorcars from around the country. Reception Party – Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon, the Concours on the beautiful grounds of the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. Contact Lolly Bezy, www.lolly@concoursoftexas.org


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classified ads To place a FREE classified, submit new listings to www.n2pub.com by the 28th of the month. Click on “Submit Info” at the bottom of the homepage then “Items for Sale” and fill out the required information. All ads will need to be re-entered each month if not sold. FOR SALE: Powerhouse Home Gym System. $75.00 Compact vertical design. With a combination chest press/chest fly station,and a leg developer station. Contact Jim at 936-718-6850 FOR SALE: Toyota, Venza, 2010. Low mileage. Excellent condition. Asking $28,000. Call 936-597-4453 FOR SALE: Set of Callaway X20 Graphite Shaft Irons with new Wynn oversize Leather Grips. Comes complete with Callaway Graphite Shaft Hawk Eye 1-3-7 Woods and two Hybrid Clubs. Call 936-449-4009 FOR SALE: Genuine white fur jacket : $ 900. One of a kind Glamorous Evening Dress : $550 Alexandra Hicks, Phone 713-876-2398

FOR SALE: Antique diamond watch with gold rope and diamond band. $4500. 2 carat marquise diamond ring $ 8000. Ladies mink jacket. Worn once $ 2000. Call 936-597-5035 FOR SALE: Danish Inspirations teak wood King bedroom set. Includes King bed with attached nightstands, triple dresser, mirror & foot bench. Does not require box spring - perfect for tempurpedic or sleepnumber. Call 936-597-5633 FOR SALE: Ping Rapture 3 Wood. 14.5 degree.Excellent Condition. $90.00.Call 936-242-7344or email me at rikki.lackey@gmail.com

FOR SALE: Aquarium, Oceanic "Ultimate" with Starphire glass, 90 gallon Black Oak Stand & Canopy, Fluval FX5 Filtration & many other accessories. Excellent condition. Retails over $3000. Asking $1000. Call 936449-9010 WANTED: Used golf cart donation for Bentwater Ladies Golf Classic Auction benefiting American Cancer Society. Contact: Faye & Eva 936-273-3176 -member FOR SALE: 07 EZ Go, new batt, top, seat cvr, John 281-827-1478 FOR SALE: EZ-GO Gold Cart, excellent condition, $1500.00 Bob, 936-597-6262

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