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Bentwater BLO members model in recent fashion show sponsored by White House/Black Market -The Woodlands. See inside story. L to R: Diane Wingenbach, Jill Cambern, Pat Dinhoble, Rae Jean Young, Pat Wagner, Patti Mennes, Karen Walker, Janita Love, Charlotte Heathcock, Lynn Hullinger

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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

Dawn M. Cleboski Management and Entrance Van Smith


Valerie Overbeck Martha Sullivan

PUBLISHER Patrick Wagener 936.228.3151 PUBLISHING ASSISTANT Lindsay Wagener

John Joseph

General Manager



Architectural Control Coordinator, Forestry

CREATIVE TEAM Christie Joyce Jenny Erickson Diana Graham


Kerry Stephenson Maintenance Supervisor Randy Broyles

Landscape and

Irrigation Manager Damon Collins

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

COMPUTER- TECH SUPPORT Keaton Computer Works (936) 647-7113 CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS Brand R Construction (936) 449-4105 Brooks Harris Custom Homes (832) 592-9533 JDP Homes, Inc (281) 446-2836 Morris Builders (936) 597-5441 SKH Designs, Inc. Hann Builders (832) 435-7792 TRENDMAKER HOMES (281) 675-3200 WWW.TRENDMAKERHOMES.COM

Timco Enterprises Inc (936) 718-7718

Rikman Services (936) 755-4660

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

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

FUNERAL SERVICES Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home (936) 597-7300 GARDEN CENTER / NURSERY STEWARTS GARDEN CENTER (936) 295-5282 HANDYMAN All Pro Handyman Service (936) 662-9954 HOME REMODELING FINAL TOUCH REMODELING (936) 447-4346

INSURANCE SERVICES Elzey Insurance (281) 998-2500 INTERIOR DESIGNER Designed Interiors by Terri, LTD (936) 448-5000 LAWN & GARDEN DESIGN / BUILD LANDSCAPING Innovative Outdoors (936) 494-9183 LAWN AND GARDEN Toad Stools (936) 662-5499


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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

NURSING HOME Silver Hills Inc. (936) 597-7377 PEST CONTROL Bug Stoppers (281) 363-3000 PET SITTERS & PET CARE 4 Paws and 4 Hoofs Pet Sitting (936) 647-1933 PIZZA Pizza Hut (281) 725-3393 PLUMBER Holbens Plumbing Company (936) 668-9308 REAL ESTATE Bentwater Sales Corporation (936) 449-5700

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

• Home updating

• Room additions and Texas basements

• Pools and Landscaping

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ANIMAL CONTROL A copy of the following recently recorded policy is available at the Bentwater POA office:

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STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY WHEREAS, the property encumbered by this Animal Husbandry Policy is that property located in the Bentwater® subdivision and comprised of multiple sections in Montgomery County, Texas, and any other property which has been or may be made subject to the authority of Bentwater® Property Owners Association, Inc. (Association”); and WHEREAS, the board voted at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of the Association held on May 11, 2012, said meeting properly called and a quorum being present, pursuant to the Texas Business Organizations code, hereby adopts this Policy which shall run with the land and be binding on all owners and lots within the subdivision. This Policy replaces any previously recorded or implemented policy that addresses the subjects contained herein.

left to right: Donna Casey, Joann Naughton, Jan Long, Donna Shepherd, Wyvonne Womack, Pat Edwards, Maria Delgado, Brenda Palumbo, Lynn Guilbault, Carla Cook, Sandi Katri and Lynne Harren.

left to right: Marilyn Fellers, Susan Kove, Donna Casey, Jan Long, Joann Naughton, Donna Shepherd, Phyllis Podlipny, Penny Spaid and Cathy Wilson.

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

“ A more beautiful design”


A Trip to Brenham The Antique Friends group took an enjoyable trip to Brenham. Donna Shepherd did a wonderful job of planning the day right down to the last detail. The first stop was Leftovers Antiques and Home Mercantile. They literally have everything from soup to nuts, beautiful home furnishings, flower arrangements, décor, jewelry and anything you could possibly need for your home. Nancy's, on the outskirts of Brenham, was the second stop. Four old houses and buildings have been converted to shops displaying country antiques and furnishings. By this time all were hungry, so lunch was at Volare's, an Italian restaurant a couple of blocks from the town square. It did not disappoint; the food was delicious.


No Owner shall permit any dog, cat or other domestic pet under his ownership or control to be left unattended outside on such Owner’s Lot or allow such animal to engage in loud howling or barking, crying or whining or to conduct itself in such a manner so as to disturb the comfort and repose of any person inside the Subdivision. Such pets must be housed inside the residence during the period of time the owner or person responsible for such pet is absent.


left to right: Carla Cook, Pat Edwards, Lynn Guilbault, Brenda Palumbo, Rae Ann Wilson, Sandi Katri, Maria Delgado, Lynne Harren and Wyvonne Womack.

left to right: Lynn Guilbault, Donna Shepherd and Phyllis Podlipny.

After lunch, everyone split up and visited as many of the shops around the square as they could. Naturally, they had to rest their feet at Must Be Heaven and have ice cream and pie. They stumbled onto a lot of good “finds,” visited with good friends, and had another fun outing.



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The POA Trustees and Advisory Board begin their review of activities and financials.

POA staff member Valerie Overbeck is presented her Professional Community Association Manager award from Dawn Cleboski, POA General Manager.

Roland and June Voigt waiting for the fourth quarter POA Trustees and Advisory Board meeting to begin. POA annual fiscal period begins July 1.

Sheri Benton, Bentwater Yacht & Country Club General Manager John Stebbins, Betty Lou Morgan


Bentwater Karen Laukaitus, Dee Baethke, Helen Lockner

Lynne Tolles, Linda Reed, Jill Cambern, Karen Walker

Rae Jean Young, Marilyn Feller

Jean Bergstrom, Beverly Smith, Dawn Cleboski at the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society Mimosas in May event

Carolyn Russell, Lynne Harren, Carla Cook

Gladys Lakey, Wyvonne Womack

Diane Wingenbach, Lou Ann Moczarski, Toni Sellers




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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

Ron Reed, Ron Gilbert and Doug Rogge got into the Spirit of Derby Day with their unique hats.

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:

Front, Shirley Parrish, Tomasyne Williams and Sue Helterbran discuss their favorite horses prior to the Kentucky Derby race at the Cavanaughs’ home.

Donna Gilbert and Betty Lou Morgan model their Derby hats at the Kentucky Derby watching party at Ann and John Cavanaugh's home.


a day at the The Kentucky Derby at Bentwater

When it was time for the Kentucky Derby, one of America’s oldest racing events, it was complete with mint juleps, women in outrageous hats and plenty of wagering. Bentwater homeowners Ann and John Cavanaugh, former residents of Kentucky, might not always be able to get back for the race, but it doesn’t stop them from enjoying the race in their home with plenty of friends at their semi-annual Kentucky Derby party. This year was no exception. Guests began arriving around 4:30, about an hour before the race to have a couple of drinks and engage in lively discussions about their favorite horses before placing their bets. The gracious hosts provided guests with plenty of libations and food as well as the chance to put a couple of dollars on a horse, which made watching the race much more fun. Many of the

guests arrived in hats, everything from large brimmed styles with flowers and feathers to small cloches. Even some of the men showed up ready for the hat contest. The winning hats were a large brimmed green hat belonging to Lynne Tolles and Doug Rogge’s red and white jockey’s cap complimented by a pair of goggles. Soon it was race time and everyone gathered in front of the TV. Most of the betters expected the favorites Bodemeister and Union Rags to make the race close; few expected I’ll Have Another to win. The race was over in a couple of minutes and there was jubilation from some who made the right bet and gnashing of teeth from the losers. After a couple of minutes, everyone was back to having a good time and it was just another day at the races in Bentwater.



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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: Ron Arnoldi Peter Eckdahl Dick McCrehan B. Reaves

Army Army Air Force Army

Charles R Seligman Charlie Seefluth Stan Zinn

Army Army Marine Corps

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.

Sandi Curtis, Leona Frank, Sharon O’ Neil and Claudia Laird

NSRW – North Shore Republican Women NSRW was well represented at the Texas Federation of Republican Women "Tribute to Women" luncheon that was held during the Republican Party of Texas convention. NSRW members Sandi Curtis, Leona Frank, Sharon O'Neil and Claudia Laird were recognized for their work supporting Republicans. After a very successful year of outstanding programs, candidate forums and fundraising, NSRW members will take time off in July and August before returning to the first Wednesday of each month meetings at Bentwater Country Club. Membership soared to 170 members, making NSRW the largest Republican Women's club in Montgomery County. For more information and to see photos of the many NSRW activities, go to 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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(LGA) Ladies Golf Association Bentwater Ladies Golf Association’s 2012 American Cancer Society Tournament and Gala

Bidders make their final selections prior to the conclusion of the silent auction on the morning of the LGA Cancer tournament in April.

2nd Flight winners-1st Gross: Rita Kimball, Janet Carr, Pat Wagner and Diana Henigan

2012 ACS Gala

Bidders decide what they’ll try to buy to help the American Cancer Society

A large selection of items at the LGA Cancer Tournament Silent Auction drew out the crowds. The silent auction, live auction, golf tournament and gala brought in approximately $140,000 for the Bentwater chapter of the ACS.

1st Flight winners- 1st Gross: Carol Cecchini, Rhonda Gaskamp, Kelly Olson and Louann Moczarski

1st Flight winners -2nd Gross: Debbie Clements, Launa Crites, Trisha Covel and Hilda Darwin

2nd Flight winners- 2nd Gross: Laura Lehman, Mary Botkin, Barbara Sorsdal, Jill Cambern

1st Flight winners - 2nd Net: Candi Glenn, Julie Kaifesh, Karen Ives and Carol Shook

LGA member Annette Young hit a 130-yard shot into the hole on Miller 16 for a double eagle with two strokes and gave her and teammate Linda Pierce a net 1 score. The team went on to win Overall Net in the tournament.

There were signs at each tee box; Faye Powell and Eva Sewell (husband Carlos) 2nd Flight winners-1st Net: Julie Blackburn, Patti McGraw, Robin Trapp and Trisha Yancey

LGA members release hundreds of balloons prior to golf tournament.

1st Flight winners-1st Net: Claudia Riedlinger, Donna Hagan, Linda Baker and Cindy Reaves (Baker and Reaves not pictured)



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garden club

Members saw what Phillis has done with a relatively small yard. Her very creative use of containers is a highlight of this garden.

Roaming around Miriam's lovely flower garden


A Tour of Bentwater Gardens

Bentwater Garden Club members recently enjoyed their very own Garden Club Tour. The turnout was excellent as 48 members toured the homes of Donna and Bob Shepherd, Phillis and Paul Podlipny and Miriam and Stan Hemmeline. After admiring three lovely spring gardens, the group enjoyed refreshments at Miriam's house where an Italian - Eclectic spread was washed down with Margaritas and Sangria! This meeting was the last before the summer break. The next meeting will be on September 6, when they will have a demonstration using plants from their gardens to decorate their homes.


Mandevilla blooms

Requires current permit from the Country Club and licensed driver Ernie Deaver and Pauline Tauer

The gardeners rested under a shady spot in Miriam's beautifully sculpted garden on the lake.

Bentwater’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, reads, in part: Donna has a beautiful garden with some very interesting plants. The ladies enjoyed getting together and swapping ideas under the wisteria shaded pergola in the private backyard. Donna Shepherd and Miriam Hemmeline in the foreground.

“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

“Building Communities,

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®.

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The registered owner is responsible for the golf cart, whether or not they are present during reported infractions. ™



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Scholarship Endowment Fund for

BENTWATER EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES funded with $100,000 from Anonymous Donor

BENTWATER速 SCHOLARSHIP Recipient must be a current employee of Bentwater速, Bentwater速 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. 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.

Splish Splash: Summer Fitness Summer is the time to get out and get fit. Bentwater is the perfect place for sun in the fun, with our beautiful swimming pools and, of course, the lake. The Fitness Center ramps up the group fitness schedule during the summer months by including Water Aerobics which is one of our most highly anticipated programs of the year. You can get in a great work out outdoors, but still keep cool in the pool.

The Fitness Center offers private swim lessons. Improve your swimming ability this summer to feel more confident and safe in the water. Perfect for swimmers of all ages and ability levels! We invite you to come and relax at our pools. All you have to do is grab your suit and show up and enjoy the summer sun! The Yacht Club Pool is also a great spot to spend time with friends and family, or just lay out by the pool overlooking beautiful Lake Conroe.

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Patti Mennes in an off-shoulder cocktail dress

Pat Dinhoble in black/white from White House Black Market

Patti Mennes looking fabulous in a silver silk top with denim shorts

Pat Wagner in a summer ensemble

Diane Wingenbach modeling capri pants and striped top

Bentwater Resident Janita Love modeling at the BLO Fashion Show

This is truly a bevy of Bentwater Beauties!

BLO – Bentwater Ladies Organization Summer at Bentwater is in full swing. Kids and grandkids are visiting, residents are traveling and everyone is playing golf and tennis or just having fun on the lake or by the pool. And even though the Bentwater Ladies Organization is technically on hiatus for the summer, committees and interest groups are still busy. After the very successful May luncheon featuring the Businesswomen of Bentwater and a fab fashion show from White House Black Market, you would think everyone needed a rest. Not the ladies of BLO. The Antiques Ladies are still searching for that special one of a kind item that will make their collections complete; The Art to Lunch group continues to enjoy exhibitions and great restaurants in Houston; and all of the dining groups are still eating in, out and gourmet! Save the Date!

BLO president Jill Cambern wants to remind everyone that beginning in September, the monthly Bentwater Ladies Organization meetings will move to Thursday. The September meeting will be on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 and will feature a quartet of classical guitarists. You don’t want to miss this meeting as 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, which leaves on Wednesday, October 24 and returns on Thursday, October 25. In addition to this fun trip, we will also be taking reservations for the Nutcracker Market bus trip at the September meeting. The Nutcracker Market, held at Reliant Center, is a no holds barred, super colossal shop till you drop event. We go by bus, are dropped off at the door and spend the day ogling fabulous

jewelry, shoes, purses, Christmas decorations, gifts, foods and MORE! And even better, the bus parks by the door and we are able to drop off our packages, sit down and rest in the cool and quiet bus and then go back for more. The date for this trip is November 9. Wine and Cheese Anyone? 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 p.m. 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, for more information. BLO members, if you have a new neighbor or friend in the neighborhood who you would like to get an invitation, please contact Lynne or Sherry at the above numbers. Looking past September, the Bentwater Ladies Organization has a packed fall line-up including the Bric-A-Brac shopping extravaganza in early November, the annual Christmas Dance and the Holiday Home Tour in December, as well as our regular monthly interest groups. 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 we guarantee that you will find your perfect fit.




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Bentwater’s famous Chordbusters recently performed at The Gathering Place at First United Methodist Church on Highway 105W near Loop 336 West in Conroe. They are stunning as well as talented! Shirley Quinlan, Mary Kay Consultant, at the recent BLO Businesswomen of Bentwater event

Cathy Wilson, Hotsie Totsie Boutique

Marina Harbormaster Rob Brown

Chordbusters Entertain at The Gathering Place More than 20 dedicated Bentwater residents volunteer their time each week at the Gathering Place at First United Methodist Church in Conroe. The Gathering Place, ably spearheaded by former Bentwater Resident Dayna Savage, is a non-denominational ministry in partnership with Interfaith CarePartners, which seeks to help both caregivers and care partners living life

with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. The Gathering Place was created to help families who care for their loved ones at home. Twice monthly The Gathering Place provides care partners with a time of fun and fellowship through music, games, exercises, performances and a luncheon. For information - Call 936.525-7330.

CARS of BENTWATER A Spectacular Vehicle This VERY red 1946 Buick Roadster convertible shown with proud owner, Bentwater resident Don Fisher, is one of 2500 that were made. It has a C-5 Corvette chassis, air ride suspension and a LS 1 engine with true dual exhaust that dumps to four pipes. The under carriage is all chrome. The Viper Red steel body has shaved door handles.


Bentwater’s beautiful marina is a great place to store/launch your boat, fish, shop for sodas, beer, snacks and merchandise with logos. Come visit and let Rob give you a tour!

Don Fisher and his Viper Red 1946 Buick Roadster

Inside the roadster, the dashboard has digital Dakota gauges, camel leather and chrome trim. It has had 1,800 miles put on it since the restoration was completed.


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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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general manager John Stebbins, General Manager of Bentwater Yacht & Country Club, brings more than 20 years of diverse and extensive experience in multiple large complex private clubs with amenities typical to Bentwater in nine countries on five continents as well as the U. S., most recently in Arizona.

John Stebbins

John has had regional responsibilities for up to twelve private clubs with annual revenues in excess of $70,000,000 and an employee population of more than 1800 employees.

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John Stebbins

He was named both Rookie General Manager of the Year and General Manager of the Year by two nationally renowned former employers. John’s stable work history includes a fourteenyear stint with ClubCorp as well as another country club management group for five years. He has held positions as General Manager, Regional Food & Beverage Director, and Vice President of Operations. A much sought after guest speaker for PGA conventions, golf course owner’s associations and conventions, he was a guest lecturer at University of Nevada Las Vegas, Northern Arizona University, San Diego Golf Academy and the Professional Golfer’s Career College. John was also on the adjunct faculty of Scottsdale Community College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University. John’s expertise in training and managing club, resort and hospitality personnel is well known throughout these industries. John and his beautiful wife, Jill, who is a native Texan, have been married for thirty-four years and are glad to be returning to Texas. John managed the Clubs at Cordillera Ranch in Boerne, TX, that has a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.


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Bentwater’s Property Owners Referral Program now includes a $50 credit for tours


The majority of Bentwater property owners first came to Bentwater to visit family and friends. As more and more visitors became property owners, the Bentwater Country Club and the Bentwater sales team came together to implement the Bentwater Property Owners Referral Program. “We wanted to show our appreciation for the referrals from property owners. After all, they are really Bentwater’s best sales people” says Steve Seay, Director of Sales and Marketing.

We’d like to congratulate all of our tennis leagues for an outstanding 2012 spring season!

Congratulations to everyone who took part and helped raise money for the fight against cancer!

Today, a Bentwater property owner enjoys a $2,000 credit when a referral purchases a new Developer home site. The credit can be used for many activities and merchandise, including golf, tennis, spa and fitness merchandise from the pro shops, as well as guest villa accommodations, dining, special events, guest fees and merchandise from the Ship’s Store. It offers a great way to entertain friends, purchase a new set of clubs or enjoy more dining experiences at the club.

For more details on upcoming tennis events, go to

For a limited time property owners can earn a $50 credit just for referring a friend, family member or business associate


Our tennis courts stayed packed with men, women and children as they challenged each other and our neighbors in the Walden Racquet Club.


Bentwater won the March Madness Interclub against Walden Racquet Club, earning well-deserved bragging rights. Several Bentwater residents also took part in the American Cancer Society ServeUp-A-Cure Tennis Tournament as well. Among the winners were Toni Masich and Darci Marsh in the Ladies’ A Divi-

sion, and Greg Etchinson and Reuben Morgensteren in the Men’s A Division.

who takes a sales tour of Bentwater. As with the $2000 referral credit, the $50 Club credit may be used for activities and merchandise. To ensure you are properly registered as the referring property owner, simply meet these qualifications: • You must be a current Bentwater property owner to participate. • The person(s) you refer must report your referral upon initial registration at the Sales Center and must purchase a Developer home site from Bentwater on the North Shore, Ltd. • This offer does not apply to homesite purchases by existing Bentwater property owners. It’s that simple. If your referral meets these qualifications, you will receive a $50 credit following your referral’s sales tour of Bentwater, and if your referral buys at Bentwater, you will receive a credit for $2000 at the time of closing of the sale. For more information, contact the Bentwater Sales Center.



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Montgomery County

Neighborhood Watch Program


Shoots Out Hunger

Planning Your Summer Vacation Contributed by Bentwater Neighborhood Watch Co-Chair, Bob Hook

Summer vacation time is here and for many families it means planning a road trip to the beach or jetting to a far away place. If your home is going to be unattended for an extended amount of time, you may wish to use the following vacation check list: - Leave a house key and your alarm code with a neighbor or family member.

In the summer months, Montgomery County children are not being fed by their schools; so many families rely on the Montgomery County Food Bank to help put food on the table.

The Montgomery County Food Bank is also in need of volunteers. If you’d like to donate your time, call the food bank at 936-539-6686.

While the Montgomery County Food Bank will gladly accept any nonperishable food item, there are several items they need more than others, such as cereal, canned tuna or chicken and shelf stable milk.

If sport shooting is more your style, join the Montgomery County Food bank for its First Annual Shoot Out Hunger! event on Thursday, July 19, at the Conroe Shooting Center. The event allows men and women to take part in skeet and sporting clays shooting competitions. A silent auction will also help raise money for the food bank. Entry fees are $100 for individuals and $400 for a team of four. Lunch for participants and spectators is $15. Call 936-539-6686 or register online at


- Verify with your alarm company that your call list is current. You need not tell them you will be on vacation.

Please join us in thanking Bentwater Resident FRED ZIKER for his faithful and tireless efforts in transporting the Bentwater donations to the food bank.

- Test your smoke detectors and alarm system before you leave. - Set automatic timers for lights so the house appears occupied. - Don’t cancel your paper or mail deliveries; ask that your neighbor pick them up everyday. - Don’t use social media to inform the world that you are on vacation. - Avoid keeping valuables such as jewelry or large sums of cash in your home. - Turn off the water to your washing machine in the event a water hose breaks.

Waltzing Savannah Marquis

Across Bentwater!

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

Savannah Marquis

Richard and Lynn Lihou

Savannah Marquis, age two, daughter of Randy and Chantelle Marquis of Kingwood, TX, and granddaughter of Bentwater residents Joe and Nancy Waltz. This was taken at Bentwater Country Club during a celebration that included more than twenty family members. Savannah’s mom is expecting another child in September. Congratulations to all!


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Summertime at Bentwater! Keeping our children and grandchildren active during the summer months is always a top priority. Here at Bentwater it’s easy to do, thanks to various sporting and outdoor programs for kids of all ages. Junior Golf Summer Camp:

Calling all young golfers! Bentwater’s Junior Golf Summer Camps are in full swing as instructor Mark Massengale teaches young golfers the fundamentals of the game, including the full swing, putting, chipping and pitching. “We’re playing games and learning the rules and etiquette of golf, all in a fun environment,” said Massengale. The camps are for kids ages five through 16 and run from nine until noon each day. While Massengale makes sure the Junior Golf Summer Camps are educational, he’s also keeping the kids engaged and getting their families involved. “Each Thursday evening of the Junior Summer Golf Camp we have the ‘Family Skills Challenge’; my staff and I design the putting green into something similar to miniature golf.” said Massengale. “It’s a fun time for the whole family to get together and play golf.”

If you are interested in signing your child or grandchild up for one of the Summer Junior Golf Camps, you have two chances left.

July Junior Golf Camp Dates:

July 10-13

July 17-20

The cost of the camp is $180 for a 4 day session. For more information, contact Mark Massengale at 936-597-2261. Junior Tennis Program:

Children and teens are also getting a chance to hone their skills on the tennis court. Children ages five to 18 are learning the fundamentals of the game while meeting new friends and learning sportsmanship. “We’re playing a lot of fun games and working on their skill sets,” said Mike Doty, director of tennis. “They are learning a great sport that they can play for a lifetime and it will keep them active and meeting new friends.” The Junior Tennis Program is designed to meet the needs of all young players, regardless of skill level. If you are interested in signing up your child for the Summer Junior Tennis Program, space is still available. Lessons began the first week of June and continue through the end of August.

Time Schedule:

Tiny Stars

(age 5, 6 & 7)

Tuesday & Thursday

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Future Stars

(age 8, 9 & 10)

Tuesday & Thursday

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Junior All-Stars

(age 11 & up)

Tuesday, Wed. & Thurs.

5:30-7:00 p.m.


(Tour. players)

Tuesday, Wed. & Thurs

5:30-7:00 p.m.

For more details and pricing, contact the Bentwater Yacht and Country Club at 936-597-6225.




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Kamp Bentwater 2012

Many of our younger residents are enjoying some fun in the sun this summer thanks to Kamp Bentwater 2012. Each session of Kamp is jam packed with activities that are keeping our kiddos active and allowing them to make new friends. Whether it’s swimming, fishing or playing in the park, participants are getting plenty of fun exercise. Each Kamp runs from Tuesday until Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most Kampers reserved their spot this spring, but a few spots may still be available due to cancellations.

The remaining Kamp weeks are: Ages 7-10 July 10-13 and Ages 11-15 July 17-20 If your child attends all four days of a Kamp, the cost is $165; individual days are $60 per day. Reservations are required. Kampers are asked to bring a sack lunch each day; snacks and drinks are provided. Find more information at

Let Kamp Bentwater put some fun in your summer!

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FIREWORKS and PARADE A Bentwater Family Tradition - This is the Life! A mouth-watering feast will be available in the dining room and a wide variety of county fair food will be ready for tasting on TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 3rd, at the country club. Grab your family, your lawn chairs/blankets and get ready for the FIREWORKS DISPLAY.


The annual PATRIOTIC PARADE will take place WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH, and you won’t want to miss out. Call your neighbors, build a float and dress in your red, white and blue. The parade will take to the streets at 10 am from the Park in the Meadows.

If you want to participate in the parade, you’ll need to arrive at the PARK IN THE MEADOWS by 9:30 am to line up. The parade will make its way up Bentwood Drive to Bentwater Drive, where judges will be staged, deciding which entrants created the best float or decorated vehicle.

Every year the parade has great music, motorcycles, antique and customized automobiles, and huge floats from various Bentwater organizations, including the Ladies of Bentwater, the Men of Bentwater and the Bentwater Civic association. No prior registration is needed. More than 150 decorated golf carts are expected as well.

The parade will wrap up at the Fitness Center where everyone is invited to the awards party and to enjoy a variety of festivities, including a cool swim.

Participants and spectators will be amazed by our very own Freedom Flight flyovers.

Remember, NO FIREWORKS allowed in Bentwater. ZERO TOLERANCE PROGRAM IN EFFECT $300 $1,000 FINE

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

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Memorial Day Bash

Ezra Charles, one of Bentwater’s favorite entertainers. In the diverse world of Texas music, the Ezra Charles act may be the most diverse of all and absolutely unique. This talented singer-songwriter is on piano with a great band backing him providing a range of musical styles from rockabilly to swing to blues to boogie. Watch for his return to Bentwater, you won’t want to miss it!

We are ready for a good time!

Stan Reiners, Betty Bowie, Beverly Smith, Terry Bowie, Blair Smith

After finishing one of the finest barbeque dinners ever, the crowd gathers for cocktails before the concert begins.



We encourage you to take similar action, beginning with evaluation of your home’s irrigation system. Listed below are a few helpful tips:

- Use soaker-type systems when possible to prevent evaporation.

- Set your timers to irrigate only between the hours of 12:00 am to 6:00 am to reduce evaporation.

- Don’t water sidewalks and driveways.

- Applying one inch of water a week to grass, wetting the soil to 4-6 inches, is a general rule beginning in mid-late spring and adjusting slightly during summer/fall. Little to no watering is needed during the winter months. Overwatering, the most common mistake, promotes shallow roots. Deep roots are needed for grass to thrive during Texas summers.

- Equip your irrigation system with rain sensors.

- Use fertilizer wisely. Too much fertilizer promotes excessive growth which requires more water. SAVE WATER – SAVE MONEY Let’s join together to continue to increase the integrity of life in Bentwater. We deeply appreciate your participation in water conservation as it holds an immeasurable value to this community and its future.

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Citizen’s Academy Contributed by Bentwater Neighborhood Watch Co-Chair, Bob Hook

Bentwater’s enthusiastic staff ready to serve at the Memorial Day event at the yacht club. Front Row - L to R: Amber Bushnell, Flor Chinchilla, Nor Preece, Mariano Arellrio, Marie Britton, Damon Anderson Standing - L to R: Food & Beverage Director Jody Jabour, Jenna Wood, Dannie Watson, Taylor Schneider, Kim Shaw, Tammy Schmidt, Victoria Tarno, Sam Gonzales, Donna Smith and Executive Chef Byron Chargois

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Interested in learning how your sheriff’s office operates? Then register for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy.

providing information and hands-on demonstrations of law enforcement procedures. Curriculum topics include patrol, criminal investigations division, crime scene investigation, jail division, S.W.A.T. and much more.

The objective of the Citizen’s Academy is to promote a good relationship between the sheriff ’s office and community by

Contact Sergeant Brice Herring at 281-297-6534 or or register online



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Rise in Asian Tiger Shrimp Sightings Prompts Scientific Look at Invasion Concerns Contributed by Bentwater Resident Dr. Charles Caillouet from an article from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - U. S. Department of Commerce

The recent rise in sightings of non-native Asian tiger shrimp off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts has government scientists working to determine the cause of the increase and the possible consequences for native fish and seafood in those waters. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working with state agencies from North Carolina to Texas to look into how this transplanted

species from Indo-Pacific, Asian and Australian waters reached U.S. waters, and what the increase in sightings means for native species. “We can confirm there was nearly a tenfold jump in reports of Asian tiger shrimp in 2011,” explained Pam Fuller, USGS biologist. “The Asian tiger shrimp represents yet another potential marine invader capable of altering fragile marine ecosystems,”

said NOAA marine ecologist James Morris. “Our efforts will include assessments to predict impacts, economically and ecologically.” The cause of the rapid increase in sightings remains uncertain, Fuller added. Anyone who sees one or more shrimp suspected to be an Asian tiger shrimp is asked to note the location and report the sighting to the USGS NAS database at http://


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scholarship Summer Dinner Dance Saturday, August 9th, 6:15 pm - Yacht Club

Summer is sizzling here at Bentwater. No better way to keep things spiced up than a Summer Dinner Dance on August 30th at Bentwater Country Club. While your palate is dancing from the fabulous cuisine, your feet will be from the music. The presidents of Sam Houston State University and Lone Star College will make a short presentation regarding the Bentwater Scholarship Foundation. The Bentwater Scholarship Foundation has been established in association with SHSU and LSC. 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 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 reservations, 936-597-6219 Come dance the night away this summer. THIS IS THE LIFE!

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Bentwater Residents Jean and Wayne Bergstrom pose with grandson, Erik Bergstrom, after he successfully completed his first year at the U. S. Navel Academy. He makes us all proud!

PROUD GRANDPARENTS Wayne and Jean Bergstrom are pictured here with Midshipman grandson, Erik Bergstrom, at the U.S. Navel Academy in Annapolis. Erik became a plebe on July 1, 2011 and has just completed his first year at the Academy. He will be stationed on board the USS Peleliu, a Tarawa-Class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy, from May 30 to June 22, to complete his first sea trials. Erik's parents, Craig and Rhonda Bergstrom, and brothers, Jack and Blake, live in Johnston, Iowa.


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Benny, owned by Charlsie and Doug Rogge

Make no mistake about it, Bentwater residents love pets and our family is no exception. We are the proud owners of a nine-year old boxer named Benny who is a Northerner-born in Ohio and lived for three years in Pittsburgh before we moved him out of the snow and into the heat. Once he decided he liked the sun, it was OK with him.

Benny chugged along for years, king of his domain (the yard), until about 18 months ago when he started to slow down. He

Dress your dog or cat in a cute, funny or even scary costume and send us a photo along with your name, your pet’s name and a little info about the costume it’s wearing. We will select the top dogs and cats to be featured in our October issue! Please make sure all photos are taken on your camera’s clearest setting. Email your entry to Contest deadline is August 10. Good Luck!


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Benny the Boxer Contributed by Charlsie Rogge, Benny’s proud owner

didn’t want to go out and greet everyone any longer; he didn’t eat, he was breathing hard and collapsed a couple of times. The vet suspected a heart problem and sent us to a pet cardiologist. Tests were run-a lot of tests ($$$$$) - and he gave Benny some meds. After another collapsing incident, our vet recommended the Vet school at Texas A&M. After more tests and new medication, Benny started getting better and acting like his old self. Benny has been a patient at A&M for a year now and he continues to do well. So, keep an eye out for Benny the Boxer hanging out in his yard and say “hi” as he loves to visit. FYI-Three of Benny’s prescriptions are human prescriptions and we get them filled at Walgreens where Benny has his own prescription card. It saves us a lot of money each month. If your pet is on regular prescriptions, you might want to check and see if they are available at your preferred pharmacy.

Pet Costume Contest! We’ve received a lot of positive response about our pet photos and articles. So we thought what better way to continue celebrating our beloved four-legged family members than to host a Halloween pet costume contest!



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American flag is always the first one raised and last one lowered. U. S. Flag code states the American flag should be at the highest point on the flagpole with the state flag beneath it and the military flag below the state flag.

Showing Your Patriotism Displaying the Stars and Stripes

Before you proudly display the stars and stripes, you may want to read this article: ONLY U.S., TEXAS, official replica of ANY BRANCH OF THE U. S. MILITARY flags may be flown:

Recent revisions to POA policy states the U.S. flag doesn’t have to fly solo. Bentwater homeowners can now show their support for the state of Texas and our U.S. armed forces by flying our state flag and an official replica flag of any branch of the U.S. military. University/college flags, company flags, nature flags, and other types may not be flown. FLAG POLES:

Let’s talk flagpoles. POA regulations say you can only have one flag pole on your property, and it must be constructed of permanent, long-lasting materials. No flag poles may be mounted on trees. Flagpoles may either be mounted to your home or freestanding (located in the backyard and may not be taller than 20-feet when measured from the ground level). No flagpole can be placed within an easement on your lot or in a location that encroaches on a setback of your lot. If you want a freestanding flagpole, you will need to submit an application with the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) showing the proposed location of the pole along with pictures showing the location and the manufacturer’s brochure. As for mounted flagpoles, they can be attached to either the front or back of the home but can be no longer than five feet. Flagpoles mounted to your home do not require approval from the ACC. DISPLAYING THE FLAG:

So let’s say you have properly installed your permanent flagpole and are ready to display your flags. Keep this rule in mind: the


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The American flag and Texas flag should not be displayed outdoors earlier than sunrise or later than sunset unless the flag(s) are to be displayed 24 hours a day, in which case they must be properly illuminated during hours of darkness. In Bentwater, if you choose to leave your flag out during evening and nighttime hours, the flag must be lit from the base of the flagpole with a maximum of two bulbs and no more than 150 watts. The light must shine directly on the flag and cannot cause any spillover onto neighboring properties. All exterior lighting must be submitted to the ACC for prior approval.




As for the flag itself, it must be the appropriate size for the flagpole and it must be in good condition. If you notice your flag is frayed or torn, you must replace it. A SUMMARY:

1. Only one flag pole. 2. Can be mounted on your home in the front or back OR, install a freestanding flagpole in backyard only (some front yard poles are grandfathered). ACC application required. 3. NO FLAGS MAY BE MOUNTED ON TREES 4. Light the flagpole at night 5. The American flag should only be displayed as described above.

Did You Know? Contributed by Bentwater resident Michael Crook

Montgomery County United Way has five priorities described on its website. One of the priorities is “providing temporary assistance in the event of a crisis.” Most of us rarely think about how individuals, families or organizations will benefit from our gifts and donations to United Way. We have faith that whatever we give enables United Way to help those in need somewhere. In fact, Montgomery County United Way and Bentwater Days of Caring volunteers served our Bentwater community this spring. In the spring, Sue and Don Williams, parents of Bentwater Country Club employee Becky Ham, lost their Cut n Shoot home and all of its content to a fire. Montgomery County United Way, helped provide them with a voucher for clothing and furniture from the Angelic Resale Shop. United Way volunteers helped clean up the fire damaged property and provided names of contactors to rebuild their house. “We really appreciate all the help the Bentwater community and Montgomery County United Way have given us,” Ham said. For questions or to volunteer, contact any of the following members of the Bentwater United Way Leadership Team. Frank Almaraz: or 936-494-9183 (cell) Mike Crook: or 936-445-6315 (office)/936-828-7892 (cell) Rhonda Gaskamp: or 936-597-8553 (home) Susan Gramatges: or 936-449-6870 Stan Hemmeline: or 281-770-0397 (cell) Peter Jordan: or 936-449-6264 (home)/936-443-3747 (cell) Dawn Cleboski (Bentwater Rep.): or 936-597-5542 (office) Patti Mennes: or 713-870-7602 (cell) Mary Miller: or 936-597-7582 (home)/281-851-0512 (cell) Patrick O’Neil: or 936-597-9706 (home) Fred Ziker: or 936-597-6446 (home)



End of June 2012 June 26 – 29 Tuesday through Friday -BENTWATER - Kamp Bentwater 2012 - Join us for our 13th year of summer fun from 10 am until 4 pm for Ages 7 to 10. 936-597-6219 June 27 Wednesday -BENTWATER - PASTA NIGHT - Country Club - 5pm-7pm

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Calendar of Events

-Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 4 Wednesday -BENTWATER - PARADE AND POOL PARTY Be sure you don’t miss out on the patriotic parade. There will be lots of creative floats and decorated bicycles and golf carts leaving from Park in the Meadows at 10 am and parading down Bentwood Drive to the Country Club.

June 29 Friday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand:


June 29 – 30 Friday through Saturday -The Crighton Players present To Kill a Mockingbird at the Owen Theatre in Conroe, 936.539.4090

Awards and pool party at the Fitness Center pool immediately following the parade.

June 29 – July 1 Friday through Sunday -Houston Astros Home Game against the Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park: Starting times at 7:05 pm 3:05 pm & 1:05 pm June 30 Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: www.

July 2012 July 3 Tuesday -BENTWATER - LGA PLAYDAY – Miller Course -BENTWATER - FIREWORKS DISPLAY - 7pm One of the largest and best fireworks displays in the Gulf Coast area. Bring the entire family for fun, food, music. The big show starts at dark.

Be sure to get a good seat on the parade route. It is going to be a super event.

-The Woodlands Town Center presents the 15th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents the “Fourth of July” – The annual celebration of independence with Fireworks and a 16 cannon salute. July 5 Thursday -BENTWATER - MGA PLAYDAY - Miller Course July 6 Friday -BENTWATER - FINGER LICKIN’ CHICKEN NIGHT - Country Club - 5 PM – 9 PM -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sandwww. July 6 – 8 Friday through Sunday -Houston Astros Home Game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park: Starting times at 7:05 pm 3:05 pm & 1:05 pm


-The Crighton Players present To Kill a Mockingbird at the Owen Theatre in Conroe at 8 pm on Friday and a Matinee at 2 pm on Saturday. 936.539.4090 July 7 Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: www.

July 13 – 15 Friday through Sunday -The Crighton Players present To Kill A Mockingbird live at the Owen Theatre in Conroe at 8 pm with a Sunday Matinee at 2 pm. 936.539.4090

July 10 - 13 Tuesday through Friday -BENTWATER - Kamp Bentwater 2012 - Join us for our 13th year of summer fun from 10 am until 4 pm for Ages 7 to 10. 936-597-6219

July 14 Saturday -Bernhardt Winery features it’s “Harvest Event” - After six incredible years of working the vineyard, another grape harvest will happen at Bernhardt Winery with an estimated harvest of around 3 tons! A harvest festival followed by a catered luncheon.

July 11 Wednesday -BENTWATER - PASTA NIGHT - Country Club -5 PM – 9 PM

-Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - The Woodlands - Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge for this 2012 Country Mega-ticket

-Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion features “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival”

July 15 Sunday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - The Woodlands - 311 & Slightly Stoopid at 7 pm

-BENTWATER – LADIES GAME DAY - Lunch and Canasta – Country Club 11:30 am 936.597.6219 for lunch reservations


July Bentwater Life July 17 - 20 Tuesday through Friday -BENTWATER - Kamp Bentwater 2012: Join us for our 13th year of summer fun from 10 am until 4 pm for Ages 11 to 15. 936-597-6219 July 18 Wednesday -BENTWATER - PASTA NIGHT - Country Club - 5 PM – 9 PM -BENTWATER - NEEDLE & TEA SOCIETY Meet in resident’s homes from 1 pm until 3 pm to engage in various needle-working projects with light refreshments served. Contact Ann Cavanaugh at 936-449-6062. July 19 Thursday -Montgomery County Food Bank’s 2nd annual “Shoot Out Hunger” event at the Conroe Shooting Center & Gun Emporium. 936.539.6686

-Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands presents Percy Sledge in concert. www. July 20 – 21 Friday and Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: www. July 20 - 22 Friday through Sunday -Stage Right Presents “Cinderella” at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe with show starting at 8 pm & 2 pm matinee on Sunday 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 25 Wednesday -BENTWATER - PASTA NIGHT - Country Club - 5 PM – 9 PM continued...

July 12 – 15 Thursday through Sunday -The 77th Annual Deep Sea Roundup Tournament in Port Aransas: Roundup includes the offshore division, the junior division, fly fishing and the free piggy perch contest for the kiddos.

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July 12 Thursday -Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands presents David Allen Coe in concert. www. July 13 Friday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - The Woodlands - “Big Time Rush” with Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow -

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July 13 – 14 Friday through Saturday -Stage Right Presents “Cinderella” at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe -8 pm -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: www.



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July 26 – 28 Thursday through Saturday -Houston Astros take on the Pittsburg Pirates at Minute Maid Park. Thursday and Friday 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. www. July 26 Thursday -The Houston Symphony’s presentation of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” will be at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Center, The Woodlands. Gates open 7 pm July 27-28 Friday and Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand www.

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-Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands presents Mark Chesnutt in concert both nights. July 28 Saturday -Friends of Willis Library Book Sale: From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Meador Branch Library, F.M. 1097, Willis. Indoors July 29 Sunday -Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas 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 - 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 – 4 Friday and Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: www. August 3 Friday -Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands presents Lorrie Morgan in concert. www. August 10 Friday -Dosey Doe Coffee Shop in The Woodlands presents Asleep at the Wheel in concert. August 18 Saturday -Ice Cream Festival - Austin, Texas. Enjoy free ice cream, children’s music and a carnival. 512-441-9015. August 25 Saturday -Bat Fest - Austin, Texas. Watch 2 million Mexican free tail bats along with live music, arts & crafts and children’s activities. 512441-9015.

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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: 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: 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.

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