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The family of the late Bruce Belin, co-developer of Bentwater, along with his lovely wife, Mary Ann (shown in photo).

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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

Maintenance Supervisor

Management and Entrance

Landscape and

Van Smith


Valerie Overbeck Martha Sullivan Tommy Hunter

PUBLISHER Patrick Wagener 936.228.3151 PUBLISHING ASSISTANT Lindsay Wagener

John Joseph

Dawn M. Cleboski



CREATIVE TEAM Christie Joyce Jenny Erickson Diana Graham

Randy Broyles

Irrigation Manager Damon Collins

Receptionist/Administration Veda Burton

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


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


Montgomery County Sheriff 936.760.5800

Sudden Link Cable 877.423.2743


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

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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RESTAURANT Ransom's Steakhouse and Saloon (936) 597-5200 The Pizza Shack (936) 597-9488

ASSISTED LIVING Live Oak Assisted Living (936) 597-4140


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

Timco Enterprises Inc (936) 718-7718

HOME REMODELING FINAL TOUCH REMODELING (936) 447-4346 Rikman Services (936) 755-4660

DENTISTRY Conroe Dental Health & Cosmetic Center (936) 768-8115

HOME REPAIR Rainbow International (936) 582-0968 / conroe

PEST CONTROL Bug Stoppers (281) 363-3000

FUNERAL SERVICES Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home (936) 597-7300

INSURANCE SERVICES Elzey Insurance (281) 998-2500

PIZZA Pizza Hut (281) 725-3393

Morris Builders (936) 597-5441


INTERIOR DESIGNER Designed Interiors by Terri, LTD (936) 448-5000

PLUMBER Holbens Plumbing Company (936) 668-9308

SKH Designs, Inc. Hann Builders (832) 435-7792

HANDYMAN All Pro Handyman Service (936) 662-9954

Brooks Harris Custom Homes (832) 592-9533 JDP Homes, Inc (281) 446-2836

LAWN & GARDEN DESIGN / BUILD LANDSCAPING Innovative Outdoors (936) 494-9183

SENIOR CARE Cynthia's Touch Senior Services Inc (936) 441-6470 SPORTING EQUIPMENT Stone Creek Family Medicine (936) 582-0220

VETERINARIAN Lake Conroe Veterinary Group PC (936) 582-4223 WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM Clear Solutions Services (936) 788-2100


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


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REAL ESTATE Bentwater Sales Corporation (936) 449-5700

Terri Furce - President Resident of Bentwater 21 years of design experience





Area rugs

Space planning

Window treatments


Architeture plans

(936) 448-5000 ∙ (936) 582-0229 fax 10502 Commerce Row Montgomery, Texas 77356

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scholarship Summer Dinner Dance Thursday, August 30th, 6:00 pm - Yacht Club

Put on your dancing shoes and keep your summer sizzling at the Summer Dinner Dance on August 30, at the Bentwater Country Club. Enjoy great food, friends and music while learning more about the Bentwater Scholarship Foundation. The presidents of Sam Houston State University and Lone Star College will make a short presentation regarding the Bentwater Scholarship Foundation, which has been established in association with the two institutions. This foundation fund has been created to provide financial aid to employees of the Bentwater POA, the Bentwater Yacht and Country Club and Bentwater Sales Corporation as well as their spouses, children, grandchildren, and/or legal dependents seeking higher education. The


Bentwater Dave and Lynne Anderson with Brad and Linda Reese

Danny and Anna Contreras

elected trustee and advisory board of Bentwater Property Owners Association will serve as criteria advisors. Our Scholarship Summer Dinner Dance has been organized to increase awareness of the program and perhaps raise additional funds while dancing the night away. A generous $100,000 seed donation from a Bentwater property owner who wishes to remain anonymous has already started the music playing. Any monetary or financial help will be greatly appreciated. For more information, call 936-597-5532. For Reservations, call 936-597-6219 Come dance the night away this summer. THIS IS THE LIFE!

Executive Chef Byron Chargois and an admirer of his cuisine

Dining at the Country Club... It doesn’t get any better than this!

The Bentwater B2 Sapphire tennis team enjoys pasta night at the Country Club.

John Giuffre, Bentwater Resident in the Somerset Section, helps the POA staff clean after a freaky small wind gust that thankfully was limited to that immediate area with no damage to homes. Thanks John.

Build, Enhance, Repair, Remodel • Custom home design & build

• Home updating

• Room additions and Texas basements

• Pools and Landscaping

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A day-long celebration encompassing golf and tennis events as well as a Charter Member reception, a heart-warming program honoring the co-developers of Bentwater, the late Bruce Belin and his wife, Mary Ann Belin, ending with a fabulous concert from “Duck Soup”, the famed band of the PGA tour, under a star-studded sky on a just-right temperature night (what other kind would we have at Bentwater?)

Courtney Mahlmann pins a corsage on her grandmother, Mary Ann Belin.

charter member reception A walk down memory lane… when Bentwater was a dense forest overlooking Lake Conroe waiting for homeowners who want to live their dream. The family of the late developer, Bruce Belin, some of the original homeowners, and persons who helped create and maintain the beauty of Bentwater, had the opportunity to view some of the photographs and memorabilia of when Bentwater was being created.

The Greg g and Connie Stout Family, one of the first buyers of a lot in Bentwater

CEO Mary Ann Belin views some of Bentwater’s memorabilia

Great to be here!

Enjoying the event

Executive Vice President Chad Mahlmann with some of Bentwater’s charter members

The Family - Lee Mahlmann, Chad Mahlmann, Colleen Durkin, Mary Ann Belin, Brad Durkin, Laurie Mahlmann, Courtney Mahlmann (Not shown: Greg and Blair Belin, Katie and Josh Lumbley, Melissa and Jarred Zabransky, Steve and Alison Seay). continued...



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Colleen Durkin and Courtney Mahlmann

Metal plaque replica of the late Bruce Belin as he sat on horseback envisioning how Bentwater was to be developed. The plaque was a gift to Mary Ann Belin from the people of Bentwater.

Bentwater’s 25th Anniversary Celebration - Tennis Participants

group tennis celebration Grass Court Competition

Bentwater POA General Manager Dawn Cleboski with Sharon and Gary Korzine, the VERY FIRST buyers of a lot in Bentwater . They still live here and said “THIS IS THE LIFE”.

Lee and Chad Mahlmann with Jim Forbach

While only one team could win, everyone celebrated as The 25th Anniversary Grass Court Event drew a crowd and created memories of a fun-packed tennis social. The Miller Red Team coached by Mike Doty and his players, Greg Etchison, JT Harding, Terry Karka, Kevin Parsley, Dave Boller, Gary Sewell, Vicky Russell, Debbie Amoneno, Sandy Harding, Vickie Kruszka, Joyce Sewell and Cathy Karka competed against the Weiskopf Blue Team, coached by Assistant Professional Tyler

Doty. His team included EG Amoneno, Jackie Neagle, John Russell, Reuben Morgensteren, Troy Maddox, Troy Ortale, Amy Wallingford, Brigitte Maddox, Cynthia Jansen, Karen Etchison, Laura Kubiak and Tracy MacKinnon. The teams got to sample the feeling of playing on a real grass court. While the Miller Red took the victory over the Weiskopf Blue, it was a day that will go down in Bentwater history and one they won’t soon forget.




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putting contest celebration

The golf staff did a great job of designing and installing a spectacular putting green in the Golf Practice Facility area for this memorable event. The putting contest was a talent contest as well.

Bentwater Staff : Golf Merchandiser Brianna Stumpf, Director of Golf Kelly Manos, Front Office Manager Robyn Miller, Membership Director Trina Almas, Food & Beverage Director Jody Jabour

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Bentwater Yacht & Country Club General Manager John Stebbins and Director of Golf Kelly Manos

The people and groups who created the celebration and made it happen.



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anniversary program

A Heartwarming Tribute and Magnificent Celebration of BENTWATER’S 25th ANNIVERSARY!

25th Anniversary Celebration photography by Jody Jabour, Robyn Miller and Brianna Stumpf




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Laurie Mahlmann and mother, Mary Ann Belin

Mary Ann Belin accepting the metal plaque of the late Bruce Belin from Bentwater POA Trustee Terry Bowie

A well wisher greets Mary Ann Belin and Chad Mahlmann.

Chad Mahlmann greets all of the guests.

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Chad Mahlmann escorting Mary Ann Belin to the seating area

BWYCC General Manager John Stebbins emcees the festivities.

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Sympathies Gregory McCartney Gregory Dean McCartney, 43, son of Bentwater resident Dot Jensen, passed quietly in his sleep on May Gregory McCartney 22, while vacationing with his family in San Antonio. He is survived by his beloved wife of 11 years, Tara Parent McCartney, and daughters, Avery, 8, and Amelia, 3. He also leaves behind his mother, Dorothy

McCartney Jensen, and husband, Richard; sister Sheila DeBriscoe and husband, David; brother, Douglas McCartney and wife, Mims; sister Alisa Cox and husband, Mark; and numerous other family members and a host of loving friends. Greg was Project Manager for Hatch Mott MacDonald and was one of the “founding fathers” of the company’s pipeline group. Greg’s wife and two girls were an incredible source of pride for him. He had an

unrivaled love for them and was a model family man. His sense of adventure and sarcastic humor added fun and joy to their lives. Family vacations always included something unique like helicopter rides without doors or boating in alligator-infested waters. He ended every day with tickling, playing, and laughing with his daughters. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

Mary Ann Guseman Voss Alex and Marsha Krezel, Amy and Gordon Hammett

Donna Hagan with her Mom and Donna’s husband, Ernest Hagan

Betty Lou and Dick Morgan

Mary Ann Guseman Voss, age 74, passed away April 4, 2012 surrounded by her loving family followMary Ann Guseman Voss ing a courageous battle with cancer. Ann was born August 17, 1937 to Oliver and Gladys Guseman. She attended Milby High School where she met the love of her life and husband of 56 years, Robert. Ann’s greatest love was her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Robert K. Voss, and children Bobby Voss and his wife, Stefanie; Laura Cassoni; and Karla Burch and her husband, Ken. She

is also survived by seven grandchildren: Blake and wife, Jennifer; Ken and wife, Katie; Jacob and Joseph Burch; Lauron Cassoni; and Christopher and Alexander Voss. She had two great grand-children, Grady and Jackson Burch. Other family members include sisters-in-law Suzan Allman and husband, Tommy; Karon Syracuse and husband, Michael; Aunt Melba Reynolds; Uncle and Aunt Lou; Sandy Askew and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ann made so many friends in her life from St. Christopher’s grade school to Milby High School to retirement in Bentwater. Ann and Robert moved to Bentwater in December of 1992 and owned the 95th house built here. Ann

was involved in so many activities. How she dearly loved her card games and all the friends she played with. Getting the house ready for her turn to host was a task she looked forward to, not to mention the trips to Coushatta she often took with all her Bentwater friends. She wanted to list you all by name, but as you could imagine the list would be very long. The family wishes to thank EVERYONE who has been a part of this journey. The cards, prayers, food, visits and tokens of love were greatly appreciated and helped Ann through her battle with cancer. Ann made a huge impact on everyone who met her and she brought out the best in everyone. If you knew her, consider yourself blessed.



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Hello Bentwater! Rikki Lackey here. I wanted to personally take a minute and introduce you all to the new face of Rikman Services. We have recently relocated to a bigger facility right across from Bentwater and expanded our repertoire to levels unheard of in Montgomery County. Still providing the same high quality Electrical and Generator work you have come to expect, we have geared up to become your one stop shop whole house service provider. With a new look, a new logo and added services we feel Rikman Services, Inc. has more to meet the needs of our clients. We have increased our Plumbing, and we have added Handyman Services as well for those jobs many of our clients can’t get to, but want it done right. We are licensed in the state of Texas offering you Master Electricians, Master Plumbers, and Master Carpenters, as well as Journeyman, and Apprentice techs in each field. Each one of our Rikman Services, Inc. technicians is trained in their field to meet the demands and expectations of our clients. Our goal is

to provide an even better service for our growing clients. We are Generac Generator dealers as well as Service techs for your generator maintenance needs. Our generator techs attend training at the Generac facility every year to be current on all phases of stand-by power. From the most simple, to the most complex of projects, Rikman Services promises that every customer will receive the same professional, affordable and consistent home care. Repair, remodel, service or maintenance, there is nothing we can’t handle. With a staff of licensed and insured competent craftsmen, you can feel confident that satisfaction is guaranteed.


Requires current permit from the Country Club and licensed driver

Rikman Services thanks you, our loyal public, without you this would not have been possible. With Rikman Services….. Help is On the Way!

Bentwater’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, reads, in part:

A Tribute

You are invited to share a photo and/or story of someone in your family or a Bentwater neighbor that is an active member of the armed forces. Be sure to include: Name Rank Branch of Service Mailing Address, if possible (many neighbors would like to send cards and letters, not to mention cookies.)

Thank you for joining us in paying tribute to active military personnel who are Bentwater property owners or their families, whether they be spouses, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins or other family members. We hope this tribute column in BENTWATER LIFE will be a heart-warming experience for everyone and your chance to express your personal gratitude to America’s finest! Please send to:

“The only motorized vehicles allowed on the roads and street easements in the Subdivision shall be golf carts with a current permit issued by the Bentwater Country Club” and further, “Vehicles, regardless of type, may only be operated by individuals holding a current driver’s license valid in the State of Texas”. Any violation of the rules may result in a sanction by the Association of one or more of the following: A. Warning of a violation B. Fines charged to the owner for the violation: 1. First violation $100.00 2. Second violation $500.00 3 Each occurrence thereafter $500.00 C. If the owner continues to violate the rules after the imposition of the fines as stated above, the Association may then revoke the golf cart permit for up to 60 days or, in the case of continued violations after the initial suspension, permanently prohibit the owner from using a golf cart on the streets within Bentwater®. The registered owner is responsible for the golf cart, whether or not they are present during reported infractions.



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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: Jon Morrow Joe Waltz

Air Force Air Force

Danny Contreras Army Michael Thornton Navy

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: or 936-597-5532.

Diane Ragsdale, Meghan Ripkowski, NSRW President, Irene Kerr, and Rae- Jean Young

NSRW – North Shore Republican Women North Shore Republican Women awarded scholarships in May to two graduating seniors at Willis and Montgomery High Schools. The $1,000 awards went to Meghan Ripkowski of Willis, granddaughter of Bentwater residents Ted and Karyn Lutzenburg and Amanda Blair of Montgomery. NSRW gives a $1,000 scholarship to a female student in Willis or Montgomery High School each year, but this time was financially able to give one at each school. This scholarship is designed to provide finan-

cial support for college expenses to a young woman who plans to be or is involved with the Republican Party. Meghan and Amanda are both Young Affiliate members of NSRW. For more information, or to print an application for the 2013 scholarship, visit the NSRW website at NSRW does not meet in July or August, but will return to Bentwater Country Club on September 5 for the general meeting.




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(LGA) Ladies Golf Association Contributed by: Charlsie Rogge

2012 BLGA Party time

The Bentwater Ladies Golf Association is committed to playing golf, even in the Texas heat. On Tuesday mornings a large group of golfing ladies gather for its weekly playdays. Each week they are treated to another fun game of golf-Cha-ChaCha, Hack and Wack, Angry Bird, Three Holes, and Red White and Blue, to name a few. In addition to this playday and a Saturday playday for our working members, they also compete in BLGA tournaments such as the American Cancer Society Tournament, Ladies Invitational in May, the Club Championships in September and the always fun Bentwater Cup which pits the Weiskopf course members against the Miller course members. Other events include interclub outings to area courses for both the eighteen hole and the nine hole groups as well as state tournaments that the really good ladies (you know, those players with single digit handicaps) compete in each year. The ladies just completed the BLGA Ladies Invitational tournament on June 1-2, and are looking forward to the club championships in September. The BLGA Nine Hole tournament will be held September 18-19. The ladies will be trying

to unseat the current champions, Sandy Wagner and Charlotte Heathcott. The 18-hole championships will follow on September 20-22, with the ladies lining up to unseat 2011 Club Champion, Diana Hennigan, Senior Club Champions Diana Hennigan and Karen Koerner and Super Senior Champions Rae Jean Young and Barbara Young. Looking ahead, in October all will be vying for bragging rights as the ladies who live on the Miller side of Bentwater will battle the ladies who live on the Weiskopf side. This event will be held on Saturday, October 6, preceded by an evening rally on October 5 at one of the member’s homes where each team’s coaches will try to rev their players up into a fighting frenzy. (Not really, but it sounds good!) Also in October, the nine-hole group hosts its Bewitched Invitational Tournament to be held on Tuesday, October 16.

Club Pro, Grant Duffy goes over the rules of the game at the 2012 Bentwater Ladies Golf Classic.

All are hoping for cooler weather or just a cloudy day now and then, but the BLGA members never let a little heat keep them off the golf course. See you on the links! 2012 Bentwater LGA Classic Results: 4th Flight- 1st Gross: Murillo and Gosch 1st Net: Pierce and Hite 2nd Gross: Blackburn and Yancey 2nd Net: Hagan and Tucker 3rd Gross: Jones and Watts 3rd Net: Banta and Garcia

2012 Bentwater LGA Classic Results: 1st Flt - 1st Gross: Summers and Dennis 1st Net: Miller and Porter 2nd Gross: Davies and McGhee 2nd Net: Leatherwood and Schlauch 3rd Gross: Dill and Emerson 3rd Net: Stewart and Bergman

BLGA participants enjoy themselves at the party

2012 Bentwater LGA Classic Results: 2nd Flight- 1st Gross: Reaves and Van Beers 1st Net: Eiland and Lekas 2nd Gross: Kirk and Chapman 2nd Net: Tucker and Belt 3rd Gross: Sorsdal and Menninger 3rd Net: McGraw and Bouman

2012 Bentwater LGA Classic "Shootout Out" winners were: 1st Place: Reaves and. Van Beers 2nd Place: Banta and Garcia

2012 Bentwater LGA Classic Results: 5th Flight - 1st Gross: Hanson and Madole 1st Net: Sewell and Nelson 2nd Gross: Wagner and Yarbrough 2nd Net: Frazier and Leins 3rd Gross: Glass and Jordan 3rd Net: Ragsdale and Jessip

2012 Bentwater LGA Classic "Closest to the Pin" Results: Day One: Hole 3 - Rae Jean Young, Hole 8 - Katie Sims, Hole 14 - Sandi Belt, Hole 17 - Diana Henigan Day Two: Hole 3 - Sandi Eiland, Hole 8 - Sissy Davis, Hole 14 - Sharon Schlauch, Hole 17 - Marlene Summers

2012 BLGA Classic Dinner party.



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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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If you are a newcomer to Bentwater in the past year, you are invited to the Bentwater Ladies Organization Newcomers Wine and Cheese party, which will be held on Thursday, September 6, at the home of Michelle Chiste from 4-6 pm. Watch the mail for your invitation this summer. If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Tolles at 936-647-2065 or Sherry Coward, 936-647-2268. BLO members, if you have a new neighbor or friend in the neighborhood who should receive an invitation, please contact Lynne or Sherry.

It is not too late to become a member of this organization. Just sign up to attend a meeting and get involved! There is so much to do that it is guaranteed that you will find your perfect fit. For more information about joining this great group of ladies, please contact Karen Walker at or 597-6056. Annual dues are $25, but if you are a new member, dues for the rest of this year are only $12.50.

Later in the fall, the Bentwater Ladies Organization has a packed fall line-up including the Bric-A-Brac shopping extravaganza in early November and the annual Christmas Dance and Holiday Home Tour in December. Our interest groups will also be hosting special events.

Sales Center

An interview with Gary and Brenda Luquette

BLO – Bentwater Ladies Organization Bentwater and summertime means fun in the sun. While the Bentwater Ladies Organization is on break until September, the ladies that man the ship are still busy planning events for the fall and the rest of the year. And that doesn’t mean all BLO activities have stopped. Gourmet, Casual and Dining Out diners are still going to restaurants or to members’ houses for good fellowship. The Antique group is still looking for that perfect piece to complete a collection, and committee chairs are completing plans for the rest of the year. MEETING DATE CHANGE

Don’t forget, beginning in September, the BLO meetings will move to the second Thursday of the month. This is a permanent change. This means that the September meeting will be on THURSDAY, September 13, and will feature a quartet

of classical guitarists. This is an important meeting for signing up for some of the upcoming BLO special events. It will be your last chance to sign up for the girls only Annual BLO Gambling and Golf Bus Trip to Coushatta casino in Kinder, Louisiana that leaves on Wednesday, October 24, and returns on Thursday, October 25. Reservations will be taken for the bus trip to the annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market. This is always a fun trip. The bus will leave Bentwater bright and early in the morning on November 9, and head to Reliant Center where you will be dropped off at the door right before the market opens. Then shop till you drop, and to drop off packages the bus will be conveniently parked at the door. The return to Bentwater is around 4pm.

Originally from Louisiana, the oil and gas business has taken Gary and Brenda all over the world, including the links of Scotland. Choosing Bentwater as their final retirement destination is a story that spans almost a decade. The couple first purchased an island homesite on Bentwater’s Benthaven Island in 2002. At the time, they were still living overseas. They returned to Houston some years later, living near downtown. However, Bentwater was always their desire and in 2006 the Luquettes purchased an adjoining island homesite.

and their family and friends enjoy Bentwater’s first-class amenities. In fact, Gary’s brother Ronnie Luquette and his wife, Kate, recently purchased a large country estate homesite near the Weiskopf #5 golf hole in one of Bentwater’s newest sections. This referral afforded Gary and Brenda the benefit of a $2,000 Country Club credit through Bentwater Sales Center’s Property Owner Referral Program.

In 2009 they began the design phase for their new home on Benthaven Island. Construction began in 2009 and in December of 2010 the home was complete. Although they still live in Houston, both Gary and Brenda are looking forward to the day Bentwater is their full-time home. Meanwhile, the Luquettes

Brenda’s final comment seemed to go to the heart of the Bentwater lifestyle when she said that in addition to family now being fellow property owners, “people we have known for years, from the business, also live in Bentwater. As Bentwater neighbors, we have the opportunity to grow old together.”

We asked each of them what some of their favorite things are about Bentwater. Brenda said, “the lake, boating, jet skiing, sunsets and the very friendly and social residents at Bentwater.” “Golf !” Gary exclaimed. “I plan to play golf four days a week and go fishing the other three days.” Gary also added, “The Grand Pines course is as close as you can get to the Scottish links.” A well-founded assessment, based upon his four years spent living and golfing in Scotland.



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Rodgers Stein Chiropractic Center

Scholarship Endowment Fund for

BENTWATER EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES funded with $100,000 from Anonymous Donor BENTWATER® SCHOLARSHIP Recipient must be a current employee of Bentwater®, Bentwater® employee's spouse, legal dependent, child or grandchild; have a high school degree, be a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student (incoming Freshmen and transfer students included) in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University or Lone Star College System majoring in any discipline; enrolled in a minimum of six hours per semester. Cocurricular activities, work experience, community service, and financial needs in addition to scholastic record will be considered. GPA of 2.50 required. Apply through: and click on MY SAM on the student tab, under financial aid, select ScholarX.

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

• Back Pain • Numbness & Tingling

• Legs & Hip Pain • Headaches

Note that you are applying for a Bentwater scholarship. ScholarX Scholarship Application is a virtual clearinghouse for many SHSU scholarships. Complete one application and apply for many SHSU scholarships.

Pet Costume Contest! Don’t forget to send us a photo of your family’s pet dressed in a cute, funny or scary Halloween costume. Along with the photo, include your name, your pet’s name and little info about the costume it’s wearing. The winner will be featured in an upcoming issue of Bentwater Life Magazine! Please make sure all photos are taken on your camera’s clearest setting. Email your entry to Contest deadline is August 10. Good Luck!

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

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General Manager's Dear Property Owner:

As we find ourselves in the middle of hurricane season, it is crucial that we put focus on our STAY or GO PLAN that will assist you in taking the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of your family and your property. We encourage you to take the time to read this article and to save it for future reference. You and your family are Bentwater. We are providing these plans, programs and resources for your benefit. Best Regards, Dawn Cleboski

- Vehicles – Park any remaining vehicles in garage and lock garage door with slide lock or chain. - Drainage – Remove obstructions to drainage between houses. It should be free and clear of any items in order to for storm water to drain properly. Flooding often can be traced back to this issue. - Notify a neighbor who is remaining that you are evacuating and provide emergency contact numbers. c. Vehicle – Leave with a full tank of gas in your vehicle. Gas

may not be readily available. Take an empty gas can. Take a vehicle emergency kit with you, including spare tire, battery charger, flash lights, pillows and blankets, reflective vests, small tool kit, etc.



d. Food and Water – Take ample supply of non-perishable food

Ideas for you to Prepare a STAY or GO PLAN


and water in your vehicle. A cooler would be convenient. Food, water and personal articles may not be readily available. Include non-scented bleach and empty gallon containers to mix 8 drops of bleach to one gallon of water to purify. Include trash bags.

Decide now if you will evacuate early or remain in your home. Prepare accordingly. Communicate your plan in advance with your extended family and coordinate a meeting site.

e. Children – Take sufficient personal articles and diapers, as

1. IF YOU GO (EVACUATE): Leave as soon as possible. Do not wait until traffic is so heavy that you run the risk of being stranded on the roads.

f. Cellular Phone – Take cell phone with vehicle connection

Advance Preparations for evacuation:

g. Cash – Take a sufficient amount of cash in small denomina-

a. Medications and Eyeglasses - Secure adequate supply of

prescriptions, medications, eyeglasses and other essentials. Take First Aid kit, including mosquito repellant, with you.

b. Home

- Appliances - Empty your refrigerator and freezer, leave doors open. - Utilities - Turn off utilities. - Furnishings - Move all outside furniture and other outside items into garage or tie them down. Leave propane tanks outside and securely tie them down. - Boats - Tie your boat securely to your dock using lifting rings, not cleats, to dock pilings, not cleats on dock.


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well as games and toys that do not require electricity for entertainment.

and/or additional batteries.

tions with you, as credit cards may not be usable due to lack of electricity.

h. Destination – Plan your destination. If possible, plan to

evacuate as far from the coast as possible. Areas such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Lufkin and other heavily populated areas will be overcrowded with evacuees.

PETS Take your pets with you if you evacuate. Prepare a list of family, friends, boarding facilities, veterinarians and “pet friendly” hotels that could shelter your pets. Take all medications, vaccination records, one week supply of food, bottled water, litter, and plastic bags to dispose of litter or pet waste, collar, leash and ID tags. Leaving your pets behind may result in them being lost, injured, or even worse. For additional information call Montgomery County Animal Control at 936-442-7738 or 281-689-3133.


2. IF YOU STAY: Bentwater Property Owners Association (POA) 170 Hillsborough Drive West will be the COMMAND CENTER Emergency Operations Center during storms. Information and communications from neighbors, MUD 18, governmental organizations, and other resources will be available at this site. All CERTs are invited to report to the Command Center during emergency conditions. CERTs - There are over 30 trained CERTs, Community Emergency Response Team, members in Bentwater. A program developed in part by Homeland Security, it is now administered by Citizen Corps. CERT and Citizen Corps were transferred to the Office of Domestic Preparedness (now the Office of Grants and Training) in August 2004. This program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. They are easily recognizable in their green uniforms and possess CERT identification. If you are interested in becoming a CERT, please contact Dawn Cleboski at Electricity or telephone service may not be available for a week or longer. Trees and power lines may be down creating roads impassable for unknown time periods. If you need electricity to stay alive or if you have medical issues, are over 65, are pregnant or have children, you should consider evacuating early. a. Medications and Eyeglasses - Secure adequate supply of

prescriptions, medications, eyeglasses and other essentials. Have First Aid kit available.

b. Home

- Appliances – Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed and use food as quickly and safely as possible. When the power is out for an extended period of time dispose of food and leave doors open. continued...



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- Utilities – Electricity and telephone systems may be out of service for a week or longer. Water and sewer are planned to continue to operate except during extreme conditions, as generators are in place in most areas. - Furnishings - Move all outside furniture and other outside items into garage or tie them down. Leave propane tanks outside and securely tie them down. Have rope and heavy plastic sheeting or tarps available. - Gutters, Windows and Doors- Make sure gutters are free of debris to allow unobstructed water flow. Strengthen your door latch system; consider adding surface mounted side bolts. Essential supplies to consider include tarps, pole saw, roof cement, tie-down rope, plywood, power saw, cordless drill, work gloves and a ladder. A wet/dry vacuum may come in handy. - Boats - Tie your boat securely to your dock using lifting rings, not cleats, to dock pilings, not cleats on dock. - Vehicles – Keep gas tanks full and park vehicles in garage. Have vehicle emergency kit with you, including spare tire, flash lights, blankets, reflective vests, etc. c. Food and Water – Have ample supply of non-perishable

food. During a power outage, use your perishable food before it spoils. A cooler full of ice would be convenient for the first few days when without power. Food and personal articles

may not be readily available. Trash bags are prized items. Water and sewer will continue to operate, even for long periods, as generators are in place. d. Flash Lights, Lanterns and Batteries – Gather and check all

flashlights and battery-powered lanterns. Secure an ample supply of all sizes and types of batteries.

e. Cellular Phone – Have cell phone with vehicle connection

and additional batteries.

f. Radio and TV – Have battery operated radio and TV avail-

able. Tune to 99.7 FM or other emergency frequencies for announcements. STAY INFORMED.

g. Generator – You may wish to consider the purchase of a por-

table generator with extension cords or stand-by generator (approval of a stand-by generator requires Architectural Control Approval). Do not operate a generator inside your home.

h. Cash – Have sufficient amount of cash on hand as credit

cards may not be usable due to lack of electricity.

i. Valuables and Important Records – Place all of your valu-

ables and important records in a waterproof container and store in the safest place.

j. Safe Room – You may wish to designate a specific room in

your home as a safe room.

BENTWATER COMMUNITY Bentwater Property Owners Association (POA), 170 Hillsborough Drive West, will be the Command Center during storms. Information and communications from neighbors, MUD 18, governmental organizations, and others will be available at this site. You can reach the POA at: POA COMMAND CENTER

Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator–Nicky Kelly -936-538-3590 – Gil Martinez, Homeland Security Janette Walker, Homeland Security Planner

170 Hillsborough Drive West 936-597-5532

Miranda Garvey, CERT Coordinator -936-523-3903 –

The POA will focus on maintaining the entrance facilities and clearing of the roads.

Texas Governor’s Division of Emergency

In case of severe emergencies, the Bentwater Yacht & Country Club and all related facilities including the sports club, marina, golf courses and Bentwater Sales Corporation will be closed.

American Red Cross Montgomery County branch (936) 756-2212 -

ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION Emergency Emails: asp?a=92&z=1 Montgomery County – Office of Emergency Management

Director Alan B. Sadler, County 9472 F.M. 1484 -Conroe, Texas 77303 936-523-3110 Fax


Chief Deputy – Randy McDaniel – 936-760-5852 - Randy.

Cynthia’s Touch Senior Service, Inc. LICENSED HOME HEALTH CARE



American Red Cross - Greater Houston Area - 713-526-8300. Federal Emergency Management Agency - 800-621-FEMA or 800-427-4661 or Texas Department of Public Safety - 713-681-1761. Texas Department of Human Services Disaster Assistance Line - 800-582-5233. United Way HELPLINE - Texas Gulf Coast Montgomery County United Way - (281) 292-4155 713-957-HELP (4357) or (713) 957-HELP (4357) or 800-833-5948.



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Bailey, Age 6, Daughter of Michelle Robinson, and Granddaughter of Bob and Michelle Robinson, is thoroughly enjoying one of Bentwater’s swimming pools.

Bentwater Resident Gia Fisher with her grandson who is visiting her from Houston, John Sacaris, Age 7.

Summertime in Bentwater! Making Memories

The rewards keep getting better when you refer friends and family. The Referral Getaway Program* offers a night’s stay in the Villas and a round of golf for you and your friend who takes a tour of Bentwater, accompanied by a Bentwater Sales Executive. When friends or family you have referred become club members by purchasing a qualifying

homesite, you will receive a club credit* for $2,000, after closing. Use your credit for golf and tennis merchandise from the Pro Shops, dining and events, guest fees and merchandise from the Ship’s Store. It’s a great way to entertain friends, pick up some new gear or enjoy dining at the clubs. Offered by the Bentwater Country Club.

This is the life!

Cole (Left) and Jake Morgan (Far Right) from Dallas, visiting with their grandfather, Bentwater Resident Mike Morgan.

Pool Beauties - Getting their exercise through cool water aerobics are Linda Zoellner, Nancy Strawn, Suzie King, Joan Castleberry, Betty Jane Wells, Troy Bredthauer.



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Contributed by Bentwater Neighborhood Watch Co-Chair, Bob Hook

You must be aware of the potential risk of crime in your home in order to prevent it. First, remember the key factor in most crimes is OPPORTUNITY. IF THEY CAN’T GET TO IT, THEY CAN’T TAKE IT.

Then, follow a plan of home security to deter the potential burglar. Here are some tips to follow: • Use a timer or photo electric cell that automatically turns a living room light on at dusk, particularly if you are going to be away at that time. • Leave a radio on with the volume turned low when leaving home.

garden club Garden Club members are taking a break from monthly meetings this summer, but you can bet they’re using their extra time putting their green thumbs to work. Their next meeting will be on September 6, when they will have a demonstration using plants from their gardens to decorate their homes. We can’t wait to hear all about it!



The thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. There are currently an estimated 10 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis, as well as another 18 million who have low bone mass, or osteopenia. Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, or when too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both. Calcium and phosphate are two minerals that are essential for normal bone formation. Throughout youth, the body uses these minerals to produce bones. If calcium intake is not sufficient, or if the body does not absorb enough calcium from the diet, bone production and bone tissues may suffer. As people age, calcium and phospate may be reabsorbed back into the body from the bones, which makes the bone tissue weaker. Both situations can result in brittle, fragile bones that are subject to fractures, even in the absence of trauma. Researchers estimate that about 20% of American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. In addition, another 30% of them have osteopenia, which is abnormally low bone density that may eventually deteriorate into osteoporosis, if not treated. About half of all women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture of the hip, wrist, or vertebra.

THERE ARE NO SYMPTOMS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF THE DISEASE. SYMPTOMS OCCURRING LATE IN THE DISEASE INCLUDE: • LOW BACK PAIN • NECK PAIN • BONE PAIN AND TENDERNESS • LOSS OF HEIGHT OVER TIME • STOOPED POSTURE Chiropractic care works on relieving symptoms and complications associated with osteoporosis. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call (936) 441-9990 today for a complimentary consultation. Rodgers Stein Chiropractic Center 2253 N Loop 336 W Ste C•Conroe, TX 77304 (936)441-9990

• Always close and lock garage doors. • Secure automatic garage door transmitter in glove compartment of your car.


• Keep all shrubbery trimmed near your doors and windows. • Brightly illuminate all entrances; make sure your exterior ornamental light is working.

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• Install new locks when moving into a previously owned home.

Stan Hemmaline, Randy Jones, Peter Jordan, Mike Castleberry, Chuck Abernathy and Eddie Bluford (in wheel chair)

• Never hide a key outside – most hiding places are obvious to burglars. • Never leave doors or windows unlocked when leaving home. • Start a “buddy system” with your neighbors in order to watch each other’s homes. • Watch for people pretending to be movers or repair workers at a house where no one is home.



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Editor’s Notes - Newcomers Gloria and James Davis were identified incorrectly in the July issue.

Bentwater Cares members rolled up their sleeves in the heat of the day to help Conroe resident Eddie Bluford and his wife by building them a much needed wheel chair ramp. As part of the Montgomery County Days of Caring project, these men combined their knowledge, skills, tools and the desire to help others. A special thanks goes to Summer Darnell who did a great job providing materials, cold water and encouragement.



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Trash Cans Recycle Bins

Yacht & Country Club Online Statements - Get it Green!

In fact, in 2011, 32 percent of TOTAL HOUSEHOLD REFUSE in BENTWATER was RECYCLED!

By selecting Bentwater’s new monthly statement option you’ll “Get It Green” online. Reviewing your statement online means less paper and less waste of resources, another step toward adopting environmentally friendly practices. It gives you a convenient method for reviewing your monthly activity while eliminating your paperwork hassles.

The board is proud of residents' participation and knows we can all continue to increase the ratio of recycled material here in Bentwater.

• Trash cans and recycling bins should be stored in the garage or approved enclosure, not visible from neighbor’s or public view at all times, except on trash and recycle collection days when they may be placed on the curb for pick up.



We want to thank all who have taken the extra time each week to separate their trash from recyclable items.

As you join us in this effort, we offer an important reminder that will not only help the environment but help us maintain our top-notch curb appeal.


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Men’s Golf Association Member Gordon Hammett looking for some new cool shirts

GOLF SHOP A world of colors

You may also combine the Get It Green online statement option with our popular ACH Debits-Direct Payment Program. You will receive an e-mail letting you know that your previous month’s statement is ready for your review on or around the first of each calendar month, which gives you plenty of time for review. On or around the 20th of each calendar month, your checking account will automatically be charged. If you would like to stop receiving paper statements and receive an e-mail at the beginning of every month alerting you

that your previous month’s statement is ready for your review, here’s what you need to do: Log on with your Member ID at Scroll down until you see the green rainbow on the right side of the screen. Click on the green rainbow and you are all set! As a reminder, all payments are due on the 20th of the month. For more information on viewing your monthly statement online or the ACH Debits-Direct Program please contact Toni Steck at 936-597-2202. You may view your statement online at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. at any time. We look forward to a greener Bentwater Yacht & Country Club.

• On the same day that the trash or recycle materials have been picked up, the cans and/or bins must be returned to a storage location not visible from neighbor’s or public view. If your neighbor leaves his trash can or recycle bin on the curb after collection day, be a good neighbor and remind him to roll it back to its designated storage location. Thanks to all and keep up the good work!

Teaching Pro Mark Massengale gives the ladies of Bentwater putting classes on a beautiful summer morning.


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Joan Castleberry , Mary Ann Jordan and graduates

Janice Slaughter, Linda Pierce, Kathy King, Sally Chapman and a graduate

Sally Chapman, Janice Slaughter, Kathy King, Joan Castleberry, Mary Ann Jordan and Linda Pierce at a Head Start graduation in Willis

Sally Chapman, Linda Pierce and Kathy King with gifts for graduates

UNITED WAY Future Executives and Rock Stars

UNITED WAY Bentwater United Way sponsored a Days of Caring campaign at Project Head Start in Willis. The Head Start Program serves children ages three to five who come from backgrounds below the poverty level or who are determined to be “at risk.” Early on, Bentwater volunteers saw an opportunity to share their joy of reading with the students at Project Head Start and created the children and reading (CAR) program. Nearly 50 volunteers have been involved with the CAR pro-

Bentwater Announces 2012 CAMPAIGN GOAL

The graduates

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gram and have read hundreds of books to Head Start students. CAR has been a very successful and rewarding program for both the volunteers and the students.

readers and take a picture with us. It was great seeing parents open the gift and start immediately reading to their child,” said Linda Pierce, coordinator for CAR.

This spring CAR readers attended three graduation ceremonies for 57 Head Start students. After each student was recognized and given a diploma, the readers congratulated the student and presented a book to the student purchased with money donated by Bentwater residents. “The students were very excited to see their

Parents and administrators expressed their gratitude to CAR readers for their dedication to Project Head Start. Linda Pierce added, “The program is undergoing revision but we are certain there will be a place for CAR readers in the future. Please stay tuned for information about future volunteer opportunities.”

SHOW YOU CARE! The Bentwater United Way Leadership Committee announced its 2012 campaign goal for Montgomery County United Way (MCUW). The goal for 2012 is $147,000. The thermometer, with its new messages, will soon be erected outside the sports club. Watch your pledges count as the “temperature” rises. Remember, Bentwater donations stay in Montgomery County and help Montgomery County residents. Please participate… it’s a great way to show that you CARE. For additional information please visit the link below; it’s Bentwater’s page in the MCUW website. Also watch for more informative emails and future Bentwater Life articles.!/component/content/article/90-bentwater-cares.html

Linda Pierce and a graduate




End of July 2012 July 20 Friday -2012 Lake Conroe Texas Music Series from 7:30 pm until 12 midnight at County Line BBQ Restaurant: KSTAR Country Radio presents its 2012 Lake Conroe Texas Country Music Series every Friday night from March 2 through August 31 on the restaurant’s beautiful waterfront patio stage. Music lovers can enjoy County Line's "get it all over 'ya" BBQ and are welcome by water or by land, with plenty of free boat docks and ground parking. Call 936.588.2221 for more info July 20 Friday -Hotter than Hades Tennis Social at the Racquet Club, 6:30 p.m. July 20 – 21 Friday and Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Third Language Band; Vertigo. See, July 20 - 22 Friday through Sunday -Stage Right Presents Cinderella at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe with shows starting at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday followed by a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday July 22 Sunday -Parent’s Day July 23 – 25 Monday through Wednesday -Houston Astros take on the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park; each game starts at 7:05 p.m. July 24 Tuesday

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-Game Night at the Country Club: Bridge and Canasta, 6 p.m. July 25 Wednesday -BENTWATER’S PASTA NIGHT FROM 5 PM – 9 PM AT THE CLUB July 26 Thursday -Cabernet Jazz Dinner at the Yacht Club, 6:30 p.m. July 26 – 28 Thursday through Saturday -Houston Astros take on the Pittsburg Pirates at Minute Maid Park. Thursday’s and Friday’s games start at 7:05 p.m.; Saturday’s game begins at 6:05 p.m. July 26 – 28 Thursday through Saturday -Texas Mosquito Festival: Held each year at Clute Municipal Park in Clute, Texas. Event includes carnival, food and concerts by Kevin Fowler and David Allen Coe. For more information, see July 26 Thursday -The Houston Symphony’s presentation of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony will be at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Center; gates open at 7 p.m. July 27-28 Friday and Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Zack King; The Line Up. See,


features their 7th year anniversary with a good old grape stomp. The celebration will include a hay-ride through the vines, a grape stomp, lawn games, a Lucy Look-a-Like Contest, specialty food vendors and sunset toast and poetry readings. Concluding the evening will be a Sunday music concert.

August 2012 August 1 Wednesday -The Woodland’s Mall Farmer’s Market: Local farmers and artisans sell fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey, free-range chicken eggs, meats, olive oil and more. You will find them outside the courtyard on the south side of the shopping center from 3 – 7 p.m. August 1 – 2 Wednesday and Thursday -SHSU Department of Theatre and Dance presents And Then There Were None. For more information, call 936-294-3968. August 1 - 5 Wednesday through Sunday -Texas International Fishing Tournament: The state’s largest saltwater fishing tournament is expected to attract 1,200 participants to South Padre Island. The family-oriented event includes two days of competitive fishing and an array of activities. Early registration is now underway online at www. The event kicks off with a Play Day on Thursday, Aug. 2, featuring activities and games for the entire family. August 3 Friday -Kiss and Motley Crue perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, show starts at 6:45 p.m.

-Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands presents Mark Chesnutt in concert both nights. See

August 3 – 4 Friday and Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Password; Mid Life Crisis. See,

July 29 Sunday -Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas

August 3 Friday -Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands


August Bentwater Life presents Lorrie Morgan in concert. See August 4 Saturday -Lone Star First Saturday: Historic Montgomery Farmers’ Market an Acoustic Music Jams. The local market features a wide variety of seasonal fruits and veggies, eggs, plants, honey, salsas and more. The Market is located at the intersection of FM 149 and College Street in Montgomery. The Market is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. August 4 Saturday -“Dive-In” Movie at Rob Fleming Aquatic Center in the Woodlands. Spend the evening floating in the pool while watching The Zoo Keeper. Pool opens at 8 p.m.; Movie starts at 8:30. Tickets are $5.00 each. Children ages three and younger get in free. Concessions will be sold. August 5 Sunday -Cars and Coffee for a Cause: The Woodlands Car Club will meet at Market Street the first Sunday of each month from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. to continue efforts to provide a fun and creative way to give back to the community. The event will benefit four non-profit organizations including CASA

of Montgomery County and the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum Project. For more information call 281-363-2977. August 6 – 9 Monday – Thursday -Fit N’ Fun Kids’ Camp at the Fitness Center starting at 9 a.m. August 6 – 9 Monday – Thursday -Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park. Each game starts at 7:05 p.m. August 7 Tuesday -LGA Ringer Round 1, Miller Course, 9 a.m. shotgun August 7 – 10 Tuesday – Friday -Junior Golf Camp at the Golf Club starting at 9 a.m. August 8 Wednesday -LGA Ringer Round 2, Miller Course, 9 a.m. shotgun August 10 - 11 Friday and Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Blue Finger Disco; The Line Up. For more infor-


mation, see August 10 – 12 Friday – Sunday -Houston Astros take on the Milwaukie Brewers at Minute Maid Park. Friday’s game starts at 7:05 p.m.; Saturday’s game starts at 6:05 p.m. and Sunday’s game starts at 1:05 p.m. August 10 Friday -Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands presents Asleep at the Wheel in concert. See August 11 Saturday -Messina Hof’s Wine, Dine and Dance in Bryan- College Station. Dance the night away at the winery with dance styles varying from country to ballroom. A fourcourse dinner will be served in the gallery. For more information, call 979-778-9463. August 11 Saturday -Lake Travis Hot Air Balloon Flight: Balloons will take off around sunrise in a dazzling display near Mansfield Dam. For more information, go to continued...


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August 11 Saturday -Kid Fest in Beaumont. This family fun event includes games, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and great food. It all happens inside the Beaumont Civic Center, so the fun will be there come rain or shine! For more information, call 409- 838- 3435. August 15 Wednesday -Crosby, Stills & Nash perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. For ticket information go to August 17 Friday -Ladies’ Tune- up Tournament, Bentwater tennis courts, 8 a.m.

August 17, 18 and 19 Friday through Sunday -Houston Astros take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park. Friday’s game starts at 7:05; Saturday’s game starts at 6:05 and Sunday’s game starts at 1:05 p.m. August 18 Saturday -Mars versus Venus Tournament, Miller Course, 9 a.m. shotgun August 18 Saturday -Iron Maiden performs at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion; show starts at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, go to August 18 Saturday -Ice Cream Festival in Austin, Texas. Enjoy free ice cream, children’s music and a carnival. For more information, call 512-441-9015.



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August 18 Saturday -Guadalupe River Parade in Kerrville: Enjoy food, music and much more starting at noon. Then watch the river parade as it makes its way down the Guadalupe River! Parade starts at 6 p.m. For more information, visit

from the hit TV reality show Auction Kings on the Discovery Channel. The show takes place at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive. Show starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors; children under 12 get in free.

September 3 Monday -Labor Day

August 25 Saturday -Bat Fest in Austin, Texas. Watch 2 million Mexican free tail bats along with live music, arts & crafts and children’s activities. For more information, call 512-441-9015.

August 27 Monday -First day back to school in Montgomery ISD.

September 6 Thursday -Garden Club meeting

August 28- 30 Tuesday – Thursday -Houston Astros take on the San Francisco Giants at Minute Maid Park. All games start at 7:05 p.m.

September 6 Thursday -Latin American Classical will be performed by the Houston Symphony under conductor Hans Graf at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Concert starts at 8 p.m. For ticket information, go to

August 25 – 26 Saturday and Sunday -The 10th Annual Fall Home and Garden Show, The Woodlands. Learn about the latest tips, trends and tools to create your dream home. Adding some great fun to both days of the show will be the appearance of Dr. Lori, star antiques appraiser

August 31 – Sept 2 Friday through Sunday -Houston Astros take on the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park. Friday’s game starts at 7:05; Saturday’s game starts at 6:05 and Sunday’s games starts at 1:05 p.m.

September 2012 September 1 Saturday -Lone Star First Saturday: Historic Montgomery Farmers’ Market an Acoustic Music Jams. The local market features a wide variety of seasonal fruits and veggies, eggs, plants, honey, salsas and more. The Market is located at the intersection of FM 149 and College Street in Montgomery. The Market is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.


September 5 Wednesday -North Shore Republican Women- monthly meeting at Country Club

September 8 Saturday -Ford F- Series presents Toby Keith with Brantley Gilbert plus a special guest at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. For ticket information, go to September 8 Saturday -Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza – Lake Jackson. Watch the thumb-sized hummers dart in and out of nectar producing flowers or spy them sipping nectar at feeders hanging from tree limbs. Event takes place at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson. For more information, call 979-480-0999. 936-449-4105 713-416-4024

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September 13 Thursday -Bentwater Ladies Organization (BLO) Meeting September 14 - 16 Friday through Sunday -Sand Castle Days on South Padre Island. For more information, go to September 20 -23 Thursday – Sunday -Texas Pecan Festival, Groves, Texas. A family fun event with carnival rides, craft booths, food vendors and live entertainment. For more, call 409-962-3631. September 28- Oct 7 Starting Friday Night -Waller County Fair and Rodeo at the Waller County Fairgrounds in Hempstead: Full carnival, PRCA and CPRA rodeo action, mutton bustin and top Texas and Nashville music entertainment. September 29 Saturday -Bugs, Brew and Barbecue in Tomball. See classic and custom VW “Bugs” on display and enjoy Texas craft beers, BBQ and live music. Event takes place all day at 201 S. Elm Street, Tomball. For more information, call 281-351-5484.



Left to right: Dee Soderman, Sandy Gargiulo, Susan Kove, Ann Davis, Janice Glass, Marie Bales, and Deb Wilson.

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Pat Edwards, Sandy Askew, Dee Soderman, Lynne Harren, Susan Jackson, Susan Kove, Brenda Palumbo, Sandi Katri at Westwick Antiques

Antique Friends Our Antique Friends’ latest jaunt was to Navasota. Like so many others, some of us had driven through the town many times, always “oohing and aahing” over the beautiful old mansions and homes but never stopping. This time Phillis Podlipny organized a trip and included a stop at Pink Champagne, a beautiful white mansion, and Westwick Antiques, a huge Victorian home. Both of these places were chock full of antiques, furniture and various items used around the turn of the century. It is so interesting to see the beautiful staircases, narrow doorways, and features exclusive to these old houses.


Susan Kove, Dee Soderman, Lynne Harren.

A Trip to Navasota

After covering the downtown area, which included the Navasota Emporium and The French Market, the group circled back and all met at Mallett Brothers BBQ to have lunch and compare notes. A special thanks to Phillis for making this last trip of the summer very enjoyable! Antique Friends’ meetings and trips will resume in September. Don’t forget to wear your nametag, as there are a lot of new members, guests and friends. More are always welcome!

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classified ads To place a FREE classified, submit new listings to 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: TOOLS---hand and power, ladders, heavy duty shelving, scaffolding, garden equipment ---much more. Come and see it there is anything in my garage you would like to move to yours. Charlie 530-448-1212 for sale: 4 Cemetery plots in Rosewood Cemetery, Humble, Texas near Kingwood. Cemetery asking price per plot $2495 as of 4-28-12. I would like to sell all 4 for $1400 each, plus $250 transfer fee. 936-449-4347 for sale: Sorrento (Italian) Inlaid wood game table with four matching chairs. Includes roulette wheel, chess set and backgammon. $2000.00. 936-522-7556 or 936597-5608 for sale: Dining Set: Lovely 48" wrought iron round table with granite top. Has four matching armchairs. Excellent condition. $450. 936-597-8509 for sale: Drexel Mahogany Coffee Table, 40"x40" with a pull out tray on each side for serving. Excellent Condition. $225. 713-865-1875

for sale: 2010 EZGO RXV Golf Cart for sale. Loaded. Bright chrome wheels. Large steering wheel. Lightly used 2 yr. Paid $6,900. Sell for $5,000. 713-504-6782 for sale: Iron Horse Tandem Bicycle and car rack. Heavy duty-original cost $700 plus. Both available for $350. 597-7941 for sale: Glass Top Wrought Iron Patio Table and six chairs, beautiful scroll work --Needs new paint.---$100-OBO. Charlie 530-448-1212 for sale: Sunburst arch window shutters. One shutter 57" across and 29" at highest point--$100. Two shutters 44" across and 23" at highest point-$100 each. Call Charlie 530-448-1212. for sale: Thomasville bedroom furniture, excellent condition. Similar to the current Hills of Tuscany style Kingsize bed headboard with storage and bridge with reading lights--$200

Three drawer dresser with triple mirror--$300 Armoire--$300 2 Tall Dresser Cabinets--$200 each 2 Three drawer night stands--$100 each Sold separately, or take all for $1200. Call Charlie 530-448-1212. for RENT: 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Studio with Tuscan Sleeper sofa. Sleeps four. Located at The Palm at Cove View on Campeche Bay near Galveston. Large front patio seating included. Rent daily or by the week. Call Mary at 936-525-9747. For Sale: Harris Royal Heritage TriToon, Merc 150 hp Optimax, Perf. Pkg, Power Top, Refrigerator, Upgrade Sony, Sink, Stainless Ski Tow, Ski Storage, Full Cover, 2010 Tandom Trailer with Brakes, Stored at E-Z Valet, Harris' Top Level Boat. $29,900 Bill Brown 936-597-6262

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Bentwater Life - August 2012  

Bentwater on Lake Conroe Official Publication