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速 The Official Publication of Bentwater POA

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A TOUR OF THE LADIES LOCKER ROOM is conducted by Bentwater Resident Alexandra Hicks, who is a former Mrs. Texas International, Texas Peace Officer, and Disney Event Coordinator. As a newcomer to the Bentwater golf scene, she is making good use of the extensive facilities at Bentwater.

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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

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

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BILLIARDS THE BILLIARD FACTORY (281) 943-2300 COMPUTER- TECH SUPPORT Keaton Computer Works (936) 647-7113 CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS 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

NURSING HOME Silver Hills Inc. (936) 597-7377 PEST CONTROL Bug Stoppers (281) 363-3000 PET SITTING 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

The Pizza Shack (936) 597-9488 SENIOR CARE Cynthia's Touch Senior Services Inc (936) 441-6470


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The Pizza Shack (936) 597-9488 SPORTING EQUIPMENT Stone Creek Family Medicine (936) 582-0220

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

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM Clear Solutions Services (936) 788-2100

VETERINARIAN Lake Conroe Veterinary Group PC (936) 582-4223



Rita Hendirx was inadvertently listed as a Bentwater resident and U. S. Army veteran. She was a donor to the American Legion at the Bentwater Chili Cook-Off. Spider Mohle’s name was inadvertently misspelled.

Alex, the Yorkie pictured on the cover of our April issue, belongs to Cay and James Eckland.

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go to the charity that each homeowner selects. Last year each homeowner’s charity received a check for almost $1500. If you would like to consider placing your home on the tour (you do not have to be a Bentwater Ladies Organization member to do so), please contact Pat Wagner,, Laurie Burtch, or Kimi Poole, . If you think you might be interested and want a homeowner’s perspective of the event, please talk to Laurie Burtch as her home was on the tour last year. DINING OUT - CASUAL DINING - GOURMET GROUPS

All of our activity groups are busy through the summer. The Dining Out and Casual Dining In groups meet on alternate


months, so you will have dinner plans once a month for sure! The ten gourmet groups are each feasting on Smoked Salmon Tartar, Sweet Corn Soup, Roasted Grouper with Braised Collard Greens and Red Rice with wine pairings during the summer months. ANTIQUE LADIES - ART TO LUNCH

The Antique ladies hit the shops in Brenham, and the Art to Lunch group plans to visit the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to see various plants and foliage created from X-rays, MRI film, and cast bronze as they twist and wind their way up the walls of the large HCCC gallery in Interstitial Spaces: Julie Barello & Beverly Penn. They will also visit the Holocaust Museum Houston to see the surrealistic work of Samuel Bak as he leads the viewer to, through and from the Holocaust. And as the Art to Lunch ladies know, we will have lunch at one of the best restaurants in Houston! MEMBERSHIP

Mary Laird, Gladys Lakey, Sandra Askew

If any of these activities sounds like it is calling your name, why not join BLO now? It is not too late to join most of the groups and there is still a lot to do this year. You can find a membership form on our website,, or you contact our membership chairwoman, Karen Walker at for more information.

Susan Kolski, Judie Krispel, Sue Helterbran

BLO – Bentwater Ladies Organization Monthly Luncheons Taking Summer Hiatus: Luncheons move to second THURSDAY starting in September. All other groups continue to meet during the summer.

Shelly Middleman, Karen Denny, Donna Hagan

Enjoy the sun and fun of the summer filled with family and friends, and we will see each other on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 for the next Bentwater Ladies Luncheon and meeting.

Contributed by Charlsie Rogge

The Bentwater Ladies Organization is taking the summer off from luncheon meetings. There are no monthly meetings during the months of June, July and August. However all of the other activity groups continue to meet during the summer.

still the second week of the month. Mark your calendar now! The next luncheon meeting will be THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13! The Luncheon dates for the rest of the year are: September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13.



Our final luncheon in May was the Annual Businesswomen of Bentwater Luncheon where ladies in Bentwater who have their own business host one of the luncheon tables. The tables were all gaily decorated with items such as cosmetics, home accessories, dog gear and jewelry that represented the businesswoman’s company. There were at least twenty lucky door prize winners this day as each of the tables donated a prize. In addition to the specially decorated tables, the ladies were treated to a style show from White House, Black Market boutique in the Woodlands.

The Newcomer Wine and Cheese Party will be Thursday, Sept. 6th from 4 to 6pm. This party is for all new ladies who have moved into Bentwater in the past year. Please contact Lynne Tolles at 936-647-2065 or email for more information.

There is a big change coming this fall. Our luncheon day will be changing from the second Monday to the second Thursday,

Karen Ruffner and Eileen Holbert, The greatest of next door neighbors!


The Bentwater Ladies Organization is still looking for some homes for the Annual Holiday Home Tour charity event to be held December 4-6. Each year, seven Bentwater homeowners open their lovely homes to Bentwater residents and friends. Almost 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales from this event

Susan Kove, Marilyn Parker, Jane Hough

Roxann Hunley, Sharon Jones




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Grace Walker, Linda Walker (Grace’s daughter), Nancy Wilson , Debbie Cantu

Linda Ciamitaro

Cathy Wilson Phillis Polipny, Miriam Hemmeline

Diana Green and Della Perriloux

Ann Davis, Owana Beene, Carol Hanson

Gale Eason, Connie Bustamante aka Penelope Cruz, Sharon Corzine


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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 Branch of Service Mailing Address, if possible (many neighbors would like to send cards and letters, not to mention cookies.) Irene Kerr, NSRW president, gave Lt. Governor David Dewhurst the duty of drawing names for door prizes.

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.

A large crowd met at Bentwater CC for the April meeting.

NSRW – North Shore Republican Women

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!

Drawing Huge Crowds

Contributed by Ann Kate, Bentwater Resident and NSRW Publicity Co-Chair

Please send to:

National Republican Committeewoman and Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Borah Van Dormolen, was the speaker for a mid-spring meeting of North Shore Republican Women. She drew a huge crowd! The Bentwater Country Club was filled for the luncheon with more than 115 members and guests. Among the many elected officials attending were Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Gage, Texas State Senator Robert Nichols, Texas State Representative Brandon Creighton, Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable Don Chumley, and several others. Also attending were candidates for various offices on the May Republican primary ballot, and Montgomery County Republican Chairman Dr. Walter Wilkerson. Other photos and information about future meetings can be found at the NSRW website at


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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: Clint Denny Alton Fisher

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John “Jack� Petro Dale Spieth

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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.

2012 LGA Senior and Super Senior Tournament Winners Overall Net Champion is Rae Jean Young 166 (far right); 1st Flight Gross winner is Faye Chapman 182 (second from the left). Also playing in this group are Donna Moore and Roxanne Hunley.

Bentwater 9-hole golfers Carmen Lewis in pink and Sharon O'Neil ,far right, with the rest of their team at the Pacesetter Interclub outing.

Winners Shirley Quinlan right and her team.

Director Kelly Manos, Assistant Golf Pro Grant Duffy, and Assistant Instructor Greg Buckner

2012 LGA Senior/Super Sr. FLT 2 Winners: 1st Net -Liz Jones; 1st Gross Barbara Young

Pat Bryant, far left, was a winner at the Pacesetter Interclub. Pictured with her are her teammates from the other clubs.

Bentwater LGA member Sharon Jones, second from the left , and the rest of her team accepting their award at the Pacesetter Interclub event at Bentwater.

2012 LGA Senior/Super Senior Over all Gross Champion- Diane Dill -166

Pat Dinhoble , far right, was another Bentwater winner.

Marian Champagne, Bentwater 9-hole golfer and the rest of the golfers enjoyed a lunch before the winning teams were announced.




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BICYCLE RODEO Sponsored by Bentwater POA and Bentwater Civic Association

10 a.m, June 9, 2012 Bentwater Fitness Center Parking Lot Children and adults who enjoy bike riding will receive valuable information and safety tips while having fun during a Bicycle Rodeo beginning at 10 a.m., June 9, in the Bentwater Fitness Center parking lot. The event is a partnership of Bentwater Civic Association and Bentwater Property Owners Association. What better way is there to spend a Saturday morning than bike riding, eating pizza and maybe winning prizes for displaying skills? Front L-R: Bentwater United Way Chairperson Patti Mennes with committee members, Susan Gramatges, Rhonda Gaskamp, Dawn Cleboski. Back L-R: Montgomery County United Way President Julie Martineau with Bentwater United Way committee members, Frank Almaraz, Mary Miller, Mike Crook, Stan Hemmeline, Fred Ziker, Thelma Mille, Patrick O'Neil Not pictured: Peter Jordan


Introducing the 2012 Montgomery County Bentwater United Way Committee

Stations will be set up around the parking lot, with safety information and demonstrations, bicycle inspections, helmet inspections, and other instructional materials available. There will be skills challenges for children that will be fun as well as teaching events.

Helmets, a key to safety, will be required for participation in the Bicycle Rodeo. Helmets will be available for those who don’t have them or have outgrown theirs, and new helmets will also be available for purchase. Pizza and drinks will be provided for those attending the event. Each child will receive a bicycle pin and activity booklet. Sign-up for the Rodeo beginning May 1 online at the Bentwater Club website: For more information, go to the Bentwater Civic Center website at and leave a message on the “contact us” page. BCA Board member Ann Kate, Bicycle Rodeo chairman.

Happy 85th Birthday to Boyd Como!

Family and Friends Join in Celebration

Long term Bentwater resident Boyd Como celebrated his 85th birthday with family and friends at Bentwater Country Club. Among the memories shared that day was the fact that Boyd was one of the first players to hit a hole-in-one on the Weiskopf course. At the time, the Miller course had not yet been built. He was a force to be reckoned with on the golf course.


Boyd Como, seated, celebrates his 85th birthday. Standing L to R: Gerry and George Giesler, Margaret Como (wife of 65 years), Charles and Frances Fisher, Spider Mohle and Rita Hendrix



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We extend our condolences to Dan and Deb Wilson on the recent passing of Deb’s mother in Florida. The funeral was held in Arizona. Follow Us on Facebook

Lauren Jane Ovelgonne Tenney Lauren Jane Ovelgonne Tenney, age 26, left this world on April 18th following the birth of her beautiful son. She is survived by her loving husband Drew and baby boy Andy; parents Carol and Steve Ovelgonne, brother Jimmy, mother-in-law Cindy, father-in-law Howard, brother-in-law Gene and wife Natalie, sister-in-law Katie and husband Jeremy, nephew Lucas, Grandma Martha, Drew's grandparents, Gene, Vonnie and Howard, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and her sweet dog Cocoa. The family is devastated.

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She attended Montgomery High School where she excelled in both academics and athletics, graduating sixth in her class. Lauren was a star on the Bears' tennis team. She received a scholarship to Oklahoma State where she graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2008. Lauren was the front desk manager for Bentwater Country Club from 2008 to 2011, where she was highly respected and dearly loved by her co-workers. Most recently, she was the executive assistant at Anusara, Inc. Her family stated that she was looking forward to motherhood and, like everything she did, she would have been one of the best. Perfection is impossible to describe but she came as close to it as anyone. She will be missed by all who knew her. The funeral Mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Plantersville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to a college fund for baby Andy Tenney. The fund has been established at First Victoria National Bank, 6302 FM 1488, Magnolia, Texas, 77354. Please make checks payable to Andy Tenney Andy's benefit fund.

Richard Julius Parkans Richard Julius Parkans, age 73, passed away on March 30, 2012 in Conroe, Texas. Richard was born August 3, 1939 in Bronx, New York to Julius and Carmen Parkans. After graduating from NYU, he entered the US Air Force as a commissioned officer, stationed in Columbus, Mississippi, and Bentwaters, England attaining the Rank of Captain. Richard worked for Shell Oil for 31 years. Richard was a private pilot and member of the Ancient and Secret Order of the Quiet Birdmen, as well as the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association and Experimental Aircraft Association. Richard is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jaqueline Steward. He leaves behind to cherish his many memories, his wife, Kathryn Marie Parkans; his children, Robert Charles Parkans and his wife, Sandra and Susan Heidi Johnson and her husband, Kyle; Kathy's children, Angela Marie Franklin and Amy Elizabeth McQueen; his sister, Harriet Simonsen; his grandchildren, Jessica Robinson, Angela Sullivan, Ian Price, Stephanie McGehee, Dakoda Quentin Johnson and R. Brycen Parkans; Kathy's grandchildren, Jordan Ashley Truman, Avery Elizabeth Franklin and Luke Franklin. Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Waverly, Texas, where Parkans was an active member.

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garden club Visits The Grower’s Outlet

The Bentwater Garden Club recently met at The Growers Outlet in Willis to tour the nursery. Mariam Hemmeline explained the layout of the nursery and highlighted a few of the plants. She mentioned: Calliope geraniums are more tolerant of drought than other types of geraniums. In the garden nursery were dwarf hummingbird bushes that grow compact and upright. Mexican honeysuckle with orange blossoms will produce blooms all winter. A most unusual pink rock rose and a coral bean tree were found. In the herb section Cuban oregano was growing and the pungent oregano is drought tolerant. In the shade section variegated algeron ivy grows well in the shade.

Winners of $10 gift certificates were Jeanie Rogerson, Cathy Wilson, and Ernie Deaver. After shopping, the group went to The Olive Garden for lunch. The Growers Outlet plans to have a small café and a farmer’s market available in June.



The Garden Club meets the first Thursday at 2 pm during the months of February through May and September through December. New members are welcomed. Contact Phillis Podlipny or Suzanne Horsley for more information.

Requires current permit from the Country Club and licensed driver Bentwater’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, reads, in part:

EXTERIOR LIGHTS Keep your exterior light in good working order Please help us by ensuring there is an exterior ornamental light that has been reviewed and approved by the Bentwater Architectural Control Committee installed at your residence and it is maintained in proper working condition. The Bentwater Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions state: “At the time a residence is built on any Lot, the Owner, at Owner’s sole cost and expense, shall cause an ornamental light fixture mounted on a pole, as approved by the (Architectural Control Committee) Committee, to be located on the Lot at a location approved by the Committee. The ornamental light pole shall be connected to the residence’s electrical system and shall have a photo cell so the light is on during the hours of darkness.” The ornamental light not only brightens our neighborhood but it helps emergency personnel find YOU!

“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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Anonymous Donor gives $100,000 to establish

BENTWATER SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND for Bentwater Employees and their Families

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Golf Course Maintenance - Daniel Ramirez

Find out how the employees feel about it: Lisa Buller - Cosmetologist

Employees tell what it means to them and express appreciation to the donor. Bentwater property owners will want to participate in this worthwhile program. Fabulous fundraiser to be held in August. Bentwater Property Owners Association (POA) is delighted to announce the establishment of the Bentwater Scholarship Fund on behalf of all Bentwater property owners. An anonymous donor designated Bentwater resident and POA trustee Terry Bowie as his/her representative for the express purpose of establishing a scholarship fund for Bentwater employees and their families with a generous contribution of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00). A large number of Bentwater employees, single and married, attend local higher learning institutions and struggle to afford tuition, books and other required materials. There are many Bentwater property owners who will want to assist them by contributing to this extremely worthwhile scholarship program. Bentwater Property Owners Association elected Trustee and Advisory Board Members will act as the Criteria Committee of

this scholarship fund. Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in partnership with Lone Star Community College has been selected to manage the fund. This permanent endowment will be used to benefit the current employees of Bentwater Yacht & Country Club, Bentwater Property Owners Association and Bentwater Sales Corporation and their spouses, legal dependents, children and grandchildren, who will be eligible to apply for scholarships to any higher learning institution although the proximity of Lone Star College and Sam Houston University make them attractive locations. Applications for this fund can only be made through Sam Houston University’s on-line scholarship application program even if applying for another institution. The selection process will be administered by SHSU in the same manner they administer all other scholarship funds. The Bentwater Criteria Committee will have no authority in selection of any specific scholarship candidate. Their mission is only to provide criteria to the fund manager.

Lisa Buller, Cosmetologist

Lisa has been with Bentwater for three years. You can find her in the spa area of the fitness center. She is single with two children, ages 18 and 12. What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? It is a huge opportunity for my 18-year old who hopefully will be entering college in the fall. I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: This is a great blessing. There are no words to describe your gift. I am in awe. Barb Pharris - Fitness Center Front Desk Attendant

Barb has been with Bentwater for three and one-half years. You can find her in the fitness center. She is single with a 21-month old great-granddaughter. What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? As it is an endowment, it will be available for my great-granddaughter. I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program It was a thoughtful and generous gift.

Tracy Chappell - Fitness Center Front Desk Attendant

Tracy has been with Bentwater for two weeks. She is stationed at the fitness center. She is single with no children. What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? It is important. I am struggling to pay for school. I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: It is a great idea. Thank you. Austin Flores - Line Cook

Austin has been with Bentwater for four years. You can find him in the kitchen, cooking away! He is single with a four-year old girl. What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? It means a lot. I want to send my daughter to school and this would be a way to help. I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: We are very grateful and thankful. This is the best gift anyone can give. continued...



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Seth Fryer, Assistant Golf Professional

Barb Pharries and Tracy Chappell, Fitness Center Front Desk Attendants

Jamie Kaszymski - Golf Cart Attendant

Tyler Doty - Assistant Tennis Professional

Jamie has been with Bentwater for one month. She can be found in the country club parking lot. She is single with no children.

Tyler has been with Bentwater for eight months. He can be found at the tennis center at the fitness center. He is single with no children.

What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University and want to secure my master’s degree. A scholarship would help me immensely.

What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? It is a great opportunity that most people don’t get. It will affect our future and lives in a great way.

I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: Wow, Thank you 100 times! We are very appreciative.

I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: You are a very generous and caring person.

To contribute to this fund, simply fill out the attached Bentwater Scholarship Gift Donation Reply Card or for more information on how you can contribute to this fund, contact Bentwater POA at 936-597-5532 or Watch for news on a very special fundraising event to be held in August! Apply on line:

Lone Star College Scholarship Application: Sam Houston’s SH ScholarX Scholarship Application is a virtual clearinghouse for many SHSU scholarships. Complete one application and apply for a scholarship from the Bentwater Scholarship Fund and many other SHSU scholarships. Swimming Pool Manager Brad Miller shown with Bentwater Resident Tim Titus

Golf Snack Bar Attendants Sophie Melton and Marie Britton

Seth Fryer - Assistant Golf Professional

Marie Britton - Golf Snack Bar Attendant

Seth has been with Bentwater for a grand total of one week. He is in the country club golf pro shop. He is single with no children.

Marie has been with Bentwater for two years. She can be found in the golf snack bar below the country club golf shop. She is single with no children.

What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? I am a graduate of Marshall University and looking to take classes for graduate school. This would help a lot. I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: Oh wow! This helps people in their selected profession to obtain education.

What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? I am currently attending Lone Star College studying accounting. A scholarship would help me finish.

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I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: You are very generous. This is a blessing.

Sophie Felton - Golf Snack Bar Attendant

Daniel Ramirez - Golf Course Maintenance

Sophie has been with Bentwater for two days. You can find her in the golf snack bar below the country club golf shop. She is single with no children.

Daniel has been with Bentwater for six months. He can be found on the Miller course. He is married with three children, ages 9, 3, and a newborn!

What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? I won’t be able to go to college without help. This scholarship program is perfect.

What does the formation of this scholarship program mean to me? This is an opportunity for my children.

I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: This is amazing. Thank you.

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I would like to say to the person who donated the $100,000 seed money for this program: I cannot describe how I feel about this, it is too good.

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Brady later reported on the MOB meeting on his constituent web site. “It is always my pleasure to join the Men of Bentwater for lunch and a legislative briefing,” he noted. “I appreciate their strong interest in tax reform and fiscal responsibility in Washington.” LCCN Water Committee Chairman Mike Castleberry. LAKE CONROE COMMUNITIES NETWORK

MOB’s speaker, Mike Castleberry, a founder of the Lake Conroe Communities Network and now its water committee chairman, discussed Montgomery County’s water supply and demand.

Retired astronaut Brewster Shaw speaking at MOB meeting


Pointing to last year’s drought and the tenuous balance between water supply and demand in the area surrounding Lake Conroe, Castleberry urged Bentwater residents and others to petition officials of water management bodies to take aggressive steps now to ensure sufficient water availability at reasonable cost in the future. Castleberry retired to Bentwater 12 years ago and has served on the boards of the Men’s Golf Association and the MOB and as president of the Bentwater Civic Association

Lake Conroe Communities Network Representative Mike Castleberry speaking about area water needs

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MOB Hosts Speakers from Montgomery Schools on Jobs, the Economy and available Local Water Sources Contributed by MOB President Jim Hamilton


In addition to luncheon and breakfast meetings in the first half of 2012 focusing on an array of subjects with local and regional interest, MOB members also enjoyed a variety of special events and an overnight road trip to Louisiana. MOB GOLF ACTIVITIES

The first of three MOB golf outings scheduled this year took place in mid-May at Lake Charles, Louisiana, where 68 MOBsters vied for individual and specialty prizes at the new National Golf Club of Louisiana and Gray Plantation Golf Club, one of the Top 100 courses in the United States according to Golf Digest magazine. Other upcoming golf events include MOB’s annual Hotter N’ Hell Open on Wednesday, July 18, at Bentwater Country Club followed by a day trip to picturesque High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia on Wednesday, September 18. A VISIT FROM MONTGOMERY ISD SUPERINTENDENT BEAU REES

MOB’s luncheon speaker in mid-spring was Dr. Beau Rees,

who became superintendent of the Montgomery Independent School District on January 1. Rees discussed his outlook for Montgomery schools and the synergetic relationship between the school system and our Bentwater community. Rees and his wife Billie, a high school English teacher, are the parents of three daughters who attend Montgomery schools. The family resides in Bentwater. A former teacher, coach, assistant principal, elementary principal, high school principal, and director of curriculum in the Colorado, Sweetwater, and Graham school districts, Rees earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Texas A&M University as well as a Master of Education degree from Abilene Christian University and a Doctorate of Education degree from Texas Tech University. A VISIT FROM 8TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN KEVIN BRADY

8th District Congressman Kevin Brady updated MOB members on some of the latest political maneuvering in Washington concerning the economy, jobs, health care, and government spending.


Dee Soderman, Lynne Harren, Wyvonne Womack, Carolyn Russell, Carla Cook, and Adele Hanson

Adele Hanson and carousel horse

I Love A Bargain!

Recently, the Antique Friends went to the home of Bentwater Resident Wanda Morgan, a longtime collector. Wanda shared her lovely home and told many stories of her antique adventures. Her first item she acquired was a beautiful Nippon vase, at $60.00. It was a bargain. Crystal, china, perfume bottles, furniture and "Toms" glass containers...her collection is across the board. Variety seems to be her motto along with "I love a good deal." A well- read collector, who believes being armed

with knowledge. Wanda and Mike were on the Home Tour in December, but several members of the Antique Friends had not seen their home. They have a house that is truly a home exuding warmth and personality. After a short meeting with Lynn Guilbaut where she provided info on the outing to Brenham, the group had refreshments and enjoyed lovely fellowship.



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Activities Abound


he Bentwater Civic Association recently offered free document shredding to all Bentwater residents. The BCA board members were surprised when they arrived early at the parking lot of the North Shore Church to see a line of cars forming on shredding day. It certainly showed the need for this service. SHREDDING DAY

This year the Bentwater Civic Association board is focusing on community events that are available for all Bentwater residents free of charge. The first of these events was the Shredding Day. More than 100 Bentwater residents and the Bentwater Country Club took advantage of this service. Almost 8,500 pounds of documents were shredded in the two hour period by On-Site Shred. Peter Miller, On-Site Shred company president, was on hand to help with the shredding. Residents lined up in their cars and BCA board member Charlsie Rogge gave directions to each car. The event drew a large crowd. The BCA team had to break the line up into a double line to keep the cars from blocking the West entrance. BCA President, Terry Gent, loaded documents to be shredded into the bin and Roland Voight filled a second bin. Residents only had to drive up, and their cars were unloaded by BCA members. Terry Gent, Roland Voigt, and Michael Kove waited to fill another bin with documents to be shredded. Due to the success of this free service, the BCA board plans to offer it at least annually. As the cars reached the shredding truck, BCA Board Members Terry Gent, Roland Voigt and Jerry Lowery, as well as Bentwater Resident Michael Kove, unloaded the boxes and bags of documents into the large plastic bins that were put onto a small conveyor that dumped the documents into the truck

for shredding. At one point, about a half hour after beginning, the line of cars reached out into the street and a double line of cars was formed to keep the entrance to Bentwater clear. However, the lines moved along quickly and no one had to wait more than about 15 minutes to get their documents shredded. Special thanks to Dawn Cleboski at the POA for loaning us the traffic cones for our event. Several people asked what happens to the shredded documents. Before he left, Miller told us that the shredded paper will be bleached to remove the ink and then formed into cubes that will later be made into tissue paper. HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY

The Bentwater Civic Association also volunteered their services to the Marina Hazardous Waste Day in mid-spring. Bentwater Yacht & Country Club co-sponsored the event with the BCA who staffed the Yacht Club parking lot collection site and provided home pick-up service for those residents who could not transport heavy objects to the yacht club. TAX FORUM

The BCA most recently sponsored another tax forum for the community. Important information concerning how to appeal your taxes and where to get the information you need to appeal was presented.


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HOW DO I ANNOUNCE A GUEST FOR ENTRANCE? You may contact the entrance department in one of the following manners: • Via telephone at the main entrance - 936-597-4190 • Via fax at the main entrance - 936-597-4198. • Via drive-up, at the main entrance only. Hand a greeter your list as you arrive (must be in left lane) or as you exit. • Or at the POA office in person or via email to: dcleboski@, . You must provide the following information: • Your name (If via telephone, please spell) • Your address • Your guest’s name (If via telephone, please spell) • The day/date of arrival • The length of their stay.

Please note that communications from you should be sent from a telephone/fax number or email address that has been registered by you at the POA office. A reminder, when you authorize a guest/relative/vendor/service person to enter, you are granting them access to the entire community. You may wish to only grant a day pass for your guests/relatives/vendors/service persons that do not have a key to your home. The greeters are not permitted to use your guest’s cell phone. If you need to communicate with a greeter, please contact them at 936-597-4190 or Fax: 936-597-4198. Your guests will not be granted entrance until you authorize their entry. The POA - Friendly, Courteous, Helpful. Thanks for all you do to help keep Bentwater a private gated community.


Check out the information on the Bicycle Rodeo in this edition of Bentwater Life. It is co-sponsored by the BCA and Bentwater Property Owners Association (POA) for ALL Bentwater residents, kids and adults alike. There will be experienced bikers available to enhance your understanding of the bicycle rules of the road. Look for more information about this event on the Bentwater website. MEMBERSHIP

Do you like what we are doing? Why not get involved in the Bentwater Civic Association? Most Bentwater residents received a mailing several months ago asking them to join BCA. Annual dues for this group are only $20 and the money from your dues goes to fund the events listed above. If you would like to join or volunteer to help at some of our events, please contact Roland Voigt at .

Country Club PARKING Please do not park in the country club drive or curbside at any time. It is important to keep the drive free and clear of vehicles except for dropping off and picking up. There is one parking spot north of the club entrance that is designated for use only for club personnel and vendors for delivery. Please leave it free and clear for their use. Your cooperation is appreciated.


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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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USAonWatch – A National Sheriffs’ Association Program Co-Chairs Alexandra Hicks and Bob Hook Since 1972, the USAonWatch-Neighborhood Watch Program (housed within the National Sheriffs’ Association) has worked to unite law enforcement agencies, private organizations, and individual

citizens in a nation-wide effort to reduce crime and improve local communities. The success of the program has established Neighborhood Watch as the nation’s premier crime prevention and community mobilization program.

Sponsored by Bentwater POA, co-chairs Alexandra Hicks and Bob Hook are asking you to keep your eyes and ears open, not because we have a high crime rate, but because we don’t want any crime.


Neighborhood Watch Contributed by Alexandra Hicks - Co-Chair

Lynn and Pamela Hanks

Diana Green

Your vehicle may be tagged. What are the rules?

EMERGENCIES- Call 911 Or, call Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Non-Emergency Line -936-760-5800

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

Although some suspicious activity in your neighborhood could have an innocent explanation, law enforcement would rather investigate the situation than be called when it is too late to prevent a crime. Your call may save a life, prevent an injury or stop a criminal act.

(a) “No motor vehicle or non-motorized vehicle (including without limitation, trucks and recreation vehicles), trailers, campers, motorcycles, off-road motor bikes, bicycles, golf carts, go-carts, machinery or equipment of any kind may be parked or stored for longer than ten (10) hours or on a semi-permanent or daily basis on any part of a lot, driveway, private road or street, easement, right–of-way, or Common Area unless such vehicle or object is completely concealed from public view inside a garage or approved enclosure. Notwithstanding the ten (10) hour parking restriction, there shall be no overnight parking on any road or street. Passenger automobiles, passenger vans or pick-up trucks that are in operating condition and not in a state of disrepair, having current license plates and inspection stickers, and that are in daily use as motor vehicles on the streets and highways of the State of Texas are exempt from the ten (10) hour parking restriction and the overnight parking on the street in front of the residence only; however, such parking shall not be continuous and shall not exceed forty-eight (48) hours in duration. No vehicle may be repaired on a street or repaired on a lot unless such vehicle is concealed inside a garage or other approved enclosure during the repair thereof.”

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Bentwater’s Team makes constructing your Dream Home a Dream!


June Bentwater Life Question: Are there certain requirements and guidelines to follow when designing our new home?

Question: Where can I get information regarding the guidelines to follow during the design phase of the building process?

Steve Seay: “Yes, Bentwater's strong property values and design consistency throughout the subdivision are maintained, in part, by detailed deed restrictions that are specific to each section of Bentwater. They set forth the requirements for such things as square footage minimums, building material requirements, and design specifications.”

Steve Seay: “The Bentwater Architectural Control Committee (ACC) reviews all house plans for approval before construction may begin. You can obtain information about this approval process from the Bentwater Property Owners Association office by calling 936-597-5532 or writing the ACC at:

Question: Does it cost anything to consult with a Bentwater Sales Executive?

Steve Seay: “No. Property Owners can call the Sales Center or their Sales Executive, from when they purchased their property, and set up an appointment.”

Bentwater POA Attn: ACC 170 Hillsborough Drive West Montgomery, TX 77356

TENNIS As a property owner you’ve already decided that the Bentwater lifestyle is the one for you. So, when you are ready to make Bentwater your home, the next step is to build that special house you’ve always wanted. One of your best resources to start the process is the expertise of the sales executives at the Bentwater Sales Center. Their help is readily available to help make your dream home a reality. You will probably have questions about the process and that’s where Bentwater’s experience working with property owners and helping with those first critical steps is so helpful.

A well-practiced team


Steve Seay, Director of Sales and Marketing for Bentwater Sales Corporation, has provided some helpful answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions property owners have as they begin the building process. Question: Is there a time limit on having to build a house on my homesite in Bentwater?

Steve Seay: “No, you may build your home whenever you are ready. Bentwater offers you the freedom to enjoy the lifestyle immediately and build when you are ready.” Question: Can I use any builder to build my home? And, can Bentwater help me find the right builder?

Steve Seay: “Yes, you may use any builder you choose, provided they meet the requirements of the Architectural Control Com-


mittee. Although the Sales Executives at the Bentwater Sales Center do not recommend any particular builders, they do have over 65 years of combined experience and inside knowledge when it comes to finding the builder that would best fit your specific situation. As experts on Bentwater's style and the local housing market, our Sales Executives are here to help you find and build relationships with builders that specialize in exactly what you're looking for. They are happy to help set up meetings and interviews with different builders and act as your "concierge" along the way.”

Enjoying the games

Celebrating a victory

Bentwater’s Tennis Activities are growing



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Freedom Flight

Four Boys and their Flag

July 4th PARADE

Wednesday, July 4th

It is a Bentwater family tradition! Plans for the annual Fourth of July parade are underway and you don’t want to miss out. So call your neighbors, build a float and dress in your red, white and blue. The parade will take to the streets at 10 am on Wednesday, July 4th.

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. 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 also be amazed by our very Freedom Flight flyovers.

Men of Bentwater Entry

Army Family

Remember, NO FIREWORKS allowed in Bentwater. ZERO TOLERANCE PROGRAM IN EFFECT. $1,000 FINE Join your neighbors for Bentwater’s annual fireworks show, scheduled for Tuesday, July 3rd, which will start at dark.

Three Boys and a Monument

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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.

Showing Your Patriotism The Do’s and Don’ts of Displaying the Stars and Stripes

As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, you are likely running a “to do” list through your mind: buy invitations for the annual family picnic, ask Aunt Susie to bring potato salad, pick up sparklers for the grandkids, and of course, take down the properly folded flag from the top of the closet. But before you proudly display the stars and stripes, you may want to add one more item to your list: read this article so you know the proper way to show your patriotism. 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!

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. We know you may be excited about flying three flags, but don’t head out to buy three poles. POA regulations say you can only have one flagpole on your property, and it must be constructed of permanent, long-lasting materials. No flagpoles may be mounted on trees.

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Flagpoles may either be freestanding or mounted to your home; however, freestanding flagpoles must be 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)


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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. Bentwater homeowners will also want to respect our neighbors by making sure our flagpole halyards don’t make any noise. Halyard must be securely fastened at all times.



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

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.

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

So let’s review that “to do list”: • Only one flagpole can be mounted on your home in the front or back. • No flags may be mounted on trees. • Install a freestanding flagpole in backyard only (some front yard poles are grandfathered). ACC application required. • Light the flagpole at night. The American flag should only be displayed as described above.



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Henri and Jim Hiott, Joanne Naughton and Gerusa playing Mexican bridge during the relaxing cruise home


Laura Dahlberg, Jenna Cole and Carolyn Lowrey enjoying the group party

Group portrait during the special cocktail party for the group in Century’s Penthouse Suite

Travel Adventure Hawaii And Transpacific Cruising

Hans and Julie Blixt enjoying the beautiful beach setting of famous Mama’s Fish House restaurant on Maui

Bob and Gloria McClammy in front of Rainbow Falls near Hilo on the “Big Island” of Hawaii

Contributed by Bentwater Resident Gerusa Parks

In March and early April, a group of Bentwater travelers enjoyed a one-week visit to the Hawaiian Islands followed by a relaxing week of TransPacific cruising on the return home. The group flew non-stop to Honolulu, where they began the adventure with two days of touring before continuing on for visits to Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Along the way, they enjoyed visits to Pearl Harbor, coffee plantations, rainforests and waterfalls, active volcanoes, orchid farms and the beautiful drive to Hana during our 2-day visit to Maui. Among other highlights of the trip was the celebration of Eleanor and Ross Burke’s 57th Wedding Anniversary, exquisite gourmet dining aboard Celebrity Century and a special private group cocktail party in the cruise ship’s Penthouse Suite during the cruise home. The photos tell some of the story.

Ross Burke and Jerry Lowrey on one of several visits to the bar at the group’s special cocktail party

Eleanor and Ross Burke at their 57th Wedding Anniversary dinner celebration continued...



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Han Blixt and Nate Parks joking around on the bridge of the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor - a nostalgic experience for Nate, who served aboard the Missouri’s sister ship USS Iowa almost 60 years ago

Gerusa with Hans and Julie Blixt, Bob and Gloria McCammy, and Jerry and Carolyn Lowrey during one of the three formal dinner nights aboard Century

precious pets

Rascal, a really, really, cute Chihuahua, belongs to Bentwater new residents, Alejandro Orantes and Alejandra Sanchez Bauer BETTER THAN A BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, RASCAL IS A BENTWATER CHIHUAHUA!

Grand Pines Girls Bottom Row: Laurie Burtch, Connie Smith. TopRow: Barbara Sorsdal, Kelly Olson, Roxann Hunley

These lady golfers are enjoying the sunshine, friendship, delicious food and great golf at Grand Pines. THIS IS THE LIFE!

Kelly Olson, Roxann Hunley, Connie Smith, Laurie Burtch, Barbara Sorsdal




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Contributed by Bentwater Civic Association President Terry Gent

What to do about discarding household & automotive chemical waste, electronics, appliances, etc.? Montgomery County MUD 18 will pick up furniture and appliances on each Friday in Bentwater. Each household is limited to two such items per week and no items containing CFC refrigerants can be accepted. The Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling Center, 1122 Pruitt Road, Spring, TX 77380 accepts motor oil, batteries and tires ($2 off the rim, $7 on the rim), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday and 8 a.m. to 5pm on Saturdays. The Montgomery County Precinct 3 Recycling Center accepts household and automotive chemical waste, electronics, appliances, etc., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. The recycle center charges $10 per TV or monitor (any size); other electronics such as printers and modems are free. Chemical waste and paint are charged at $5 for up to five gallons and $10 for up to ten gallons, every Wednesday and every third Saturday in the month.\recycle, 281-367-7283. BestBuy stores accept TVs and monitors up to 30” diagonal for a $10 recycle fee. For each item (TV or monitor) recycled, the store issues a $10 gift certificate. Other electronic recycle is free. The Montgomery County Precinct #3 Recycling Facility will be staffing a Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day on June 2nd and 3rd at the MC Precinct #1 Barns, located at 510 HWY 75 North in Willis.

For Bentwater residents looking for a way to get rid of all those old paint cans stored in your garage, this is your closest, timely opportunity to do so at the address above. The Precinct #3 staff will accept the following items: Outdoor & Gardening

Household and Personal

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pool chemicals herbicides pesticides fertilizers

Paint Products

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oil based paint latex paint stains & varnishes spray paint turpentine & solvents craft & hobby chemicals

cleansers & polishes degreasers drain cleaners compact fluorescent bulbs

All liquid materials including paint products are charged by the gallon:


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Claudia Riedlinger

Each year the Montgomery County Women's Council of Organizations come together at the Women of Distinction Luncheon to celebrate all that has been done in the past year and to honor the extraordinary women who do extraordinary things. The women are selected based on their volunteerism and service to the community.

This year, Claudia Riedlinger from Bentwater has been nominated by the Pregnancy Assistance Center North in Conroe as their Woman of Distinction. Claudia a Nurse Practitioner, conducts Ultra Sounds and STD testing for their clients.

Claudia Riedlinger, Bentwater Resident, nominated for this prestigious award

Besides her commitment at PACN, Claudia is heavily involved with the Montgomery County United Way, serving on four of their committees. Further, Claudia is Vice-President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Plantersville. This active organization serves the needy in Grimes County in crisis situations. Claudia is an active member of the Texas Women's Republican organization and was a delegate to the state convention this year. Claudia moved to Bentwater 12 years ago from the Fort Worth area. She is married to Mike Edgar and has 4 sons and 11 grandchildren.

• 0 - 5 gallons - $5.00 • 6 - 10 gallons - $10.00 • Please leave in original container.

Precinct #3 staff does NOT charge by the number of containers, instead they will determine the amount of product in each container as they unload it, and the quantity to be billed will be determined at that time. Electronics WILL NOT be accepted during this event on June 2nd and 3rd. The Bentwater Civic Association is planning a Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day in October at Bentwater (details later).

GOLF on Friday

Every Friday morning, weather permitting, this group of sixteen long-term friends meet at The Grill at Bentwater for the hot, delicious and hearty breakfast buffet and a round of wonderful golf. A good part of the conversation at these meetings appears to be threats of taking each other’s money on the golf course and a longing for birdies. This group has been together for twelve years. They are:


Breakfast Buffet

Ron Clements Gene Colbert Steve Dalto Dick Drewelow Jim Fitzgerald Bob Hatton

John Hubbard Mike Irwin Jim Krenek Travis Miler Joe Mixon Milton Swift

Not shown: Bill Dean Pat Gray Miles Hutton Jim Spencer



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america's Best fa m i ly g e tawa y s 10 Can’t-Miss Adventures Whether your interest is swimming with ponies, checking out ghost towns, from Sea to Shining Sea or just getting some fresh air, Travel and Leisure recommends the following trips that your kids will look back on happily for the rest of their lives.

Edgartown, MA On the eastern edge of Martha’s Vineyard, the former whaling port draws history buffs and lighthouse lovers of all ages. Stay at the Harbor View Hotel & Resort, which organizes beachcombing and kayaking trips for kids. California’s Highway 1 On this 420-mile journey you’ll start in San Francisco and head to Monterey; overnight in a cabin at Lucia Lodge. Stop at Hearst Castle and Santa Barbara’s Stern Wharf before rolling into Malibu and Los Angeles. Acadia National Park, ME Climb the iron-rung “ladders” along the Beehive Trail for views over rugged Sand Beach, then board a propane-powered Island Explorer bus for a free ride along the coast. Then check out the Jordan Pond House, known for its fresh popovers and lobster stew.

Portland, OR With a flourishing food and wine scene, this eco-minded metropolis is challenging San Francisco’s supremacy as the West Coast capital of cool. The Ace Hotel Portland, a rocker favorite, scores big with kids, who love the in-room turntables and the burgers at on-site restaurant Clyde Common. Chincoteague, VA Yes, the herds of wild ponies still frolic on nearby Assateague Island and make their famous swim across the bay in late July.  Zion National Park, UT Ranger Ron Terry recommends families take the two-mile paved Riverside Walk—you’ll pass hanging gardens of maidenhair ferns and hear canyon wrens warble, and you can dip your feet into famed Zion Narrows. Everglades to the Florida Keys, FL Stay at the Ivey House Bed & Breakfast which has guided twilight kayak expeditions into the mangroves. You’ll spot rare orchids on the Tamiami Trail; for good kitschy fun in Key West, head to the Pirate Soul Museum, where you’ll see Blackbeard’s gold and hold a buccaneer musket in your hand.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park America’s most-visited national park, which straddles North Carolina and Tennessee, is swamped, and not just because Dollywood’s a mere nine miles away. To get away from tourists in Pigeon Forge, families with older kids stay at Mount LeConte Lodge, accessed via a five-mile hike to its mountaintop perch. Yellowstone National Park, WY Public affairs officer Al Nash recommends getting up at dawn to see Old Faithful without the crowds, and hiking around Yellowstone Lake. Dine on local game at the Lake Hotel, where the lobby’s string quartet accompanies post-dinner drinks.  South-Central Alaska This scenic 446-mile loop starts and ends in Anchorage. Head for Glennallen on Glenn Highway, then to Valdez via Richardson Highway. Put your car on an Alaska state ferry across Prince William Sound to Whittier. Connect with Seward Highway back to Anchorage, stopping at Beluga Point for a chance to spot whales. 

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HOUSE NUMBER SAMPLES DISPLAYED IN POA OFFICE Clear and Visible from the Street, Day and Night There are many homes in Bentwater where the house numbers have not yet been installed or cannot be seen due to overgrown shrubbery, lack lighting, or perhaps some other reason. They should be CLEAR and VISIBLE FROM THE STREET, DAY and NIGHT, which is a benefit to others as well as you. In case of emergencies, fire trucks and ambulances (and even the pizza delivery person) can easily find you if your numbers can quickly be seen. To assist you, if needed, in this process, there are nine options for lighted house numbers and one solar powered address illuminator crown that have received prior approval from the architectural control committee. Samples are on display and detailed information is available at the POA office in the event you wish to order from the manufacturer one of the pre-approved lighted house number plaques. You may desire to select a different type for application to the ACC for review. Please let us know how we may assist you. The POA…friendly, courteous, helpful.

Happy 12th


to Eaton Tinsman!

During Eaton Tinsman’s visit from Cincinnati, Ohio, to see his grandfather, Bentwater resident Howard Tinsman, he was treated to a round of golf on his 12th birthday. No one mentioned who won…

Eaton Tinsman being treated to a round of golf on his 12th birthday with his grandfather, Howard Tinsman.


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SMART CAR One of the first in Bentwater Alex Lopez-Negrete, owner of the beautiful Smart car, extolled the extensive benefits of the vehicle as well as listing the comfort and storage amenities. Renzo Bolivar-Pozo hopped in the driver’s seat for a first hand look at what this car has to offer. It sounds like his friend made a smart purchase!

Alex Lopez-Negrete allows buddy, Renzo Bolivar-pozo, to take his smart car for a spin.


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





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L to R; Tom Rigatoni, John Katalek, Joe Williams, Al LaRose, Jeff Gregory

What better way to entertain your friends than to bring them to Bentwater for the day? Al LaRose, soon-to-be Bentwater Resident as he has a new home under construction on Benthaven Island, hosted a golf outing for several friends. They had a great time. THIS IS THE LIFE!



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Photograph of pelicans, used as model for painting, was taken by Bentwater resident and professional photographer, Dave Clements.



Pelicans at Play painting by Bentwater Resident Lesley Spencer

Bentwater resident Lesley Spencer’s “Pelicans at Play” painting was auctioned at the recent American Cancer Society (ASC) Event for $3,500, with the proceeds to benefit ACS. A photograph taken on hole #16 on the Weiskopf course by Dave Clements, Bentwater resident and professional photographer, was the model for the painting.

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End of May 2012 May 24 Thursday -BENTWATER BIRTHDAY NIGHT AT THE COUNTRY CLUB -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents the Houston Symphony’s “Hot Night in Havana” featuring “Tiempo Libre” starting at 8 pm May 24 – 27 Thursday through Sunday -Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park presents “Dancin’ in the Street: Motown & More Revue” at 8:15 pm -Houston Ballet presents “Made in America” at 7:30 pm with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday live at the Wortham Theater Center Houston May 25 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 31st 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 May 25 – 26 Friday through Saturday -Lone Star Convention and Expo Center presents the Southern Star “Brew B-Que Festival” to celebrate Memorial Day weekend including a BBQ Cook-Off, Chihuahua Races & Carnival plus many other entertaining activities for the whole family 11 am - 11 pm For Info:

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May 25 – 27 Friday through Sunday -The Crighton Theatre hosts a Christian Youth Theater presentation: “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” see: -The Crighton Players present “Smokey Joe’s Café” at 8 pm and 2 pm live at the Owen Theatre in Conroe -The Houston Symphony presents their POPS Season “Tiempo Libre: Hot in Havana” with Michael Krajewski conducting, See: -Clear Lake Greek Festival in Seabrook, See: May 26 Saturday -BENTWATER MEMORIAL DAY BASH AT THE COUNTRY CLUB STARTING AT 6:30 PM May 27 Sunday -BENTWATER JAZZ ON THE LAKE CONCERT AT THE YACHT CLUB POOL STARTING AT 6 PM -Miller Outdoor Theatre features: “Dancin’ in the Streets”: A Motown & More Review May 28 Monday -Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Memorial Day is about coming together to honor those who gave their all. -M.I.S.D. Memorial Day Holiday -Huntsville Autorama from 8 am until 5 pm at the Walker County Fairgrounds on Highway 30 West in Huntsville. Come out for a swap meet, vendors, classic cars and new cars and trucks on display May 29 Tuesday


-Annual Garden Tour in Wimberley, Texas, See: May 30 – June 24 Wednesday - Sunday -Alley Theatre presents opening night for a delightful uproarious romp: “Noises Off” through June 24, 2012, See: May 31 Thursday -BENTWATER LGA INVITATIONAL PRACTICE ROUND

-Houston Astros Home Game against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park, start time 7:05 pm June 1 – 3 Friday through Sunday -Houston Ballet presents “Made in America – Drink to me only with Thine Eyes” at 7:30 pm with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday live at the Wortham Theater Center Houston -The Crighton Players present “Smokey Joe’s Café” at 8 pm live at the Owen Theatre in Conroe

-Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park presents “Swing, Jive and Pop! Into Dance” at 11 am

-Reliant Park Annual Tristar Collectors Show for sports autographs, trading cards and collectibles, see:

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June 1 Friday -BENTWATER LGA INVITATIONAL ROUND 1 - WEISKOPF -9th Annual “Shot in the Dark Golf Tournament & Helicopter Ball Drop” in Huntsville, Texas at the Raven’s Nest Golf Club, for info call 936.295.8113 -“Teasing the Senses Lavender Festival” in Wimberley, Texas for wine tastings, live music and much more at the lavender fields from 5 pm – 9 pm see: for details -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 31st 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 -Miller Outdoor Theatre at Hermann Park presents “Sizzling Summer Dance at 8:30 pm produced by Houston Metropolitan Dance Company


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-CHEF’S MENU “TWOFER NIGHT”FROM 5 PM – 9 PM -AIA Sandcastle Competition in Galveston on the Beach -“Spindletop Spin” 7th Annual Bicycle Ride in Beaumont, Texas, see: for details -Houston Astros Home Game against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park, start time 6:15 pm -The Crighton Theatre hosts the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society in their presentation direct from Vegas: “The Rat Pack,” with show starting at 7:30 pm, call 936.441.7469 for info -Lone Star First Saturday at the historic Montgomery Farmers’ Market and Acoustic Music Jams from 9 am until 2 pm in Downtown Montgomery June 3 Sunday -Houston Astros Home Game against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park start time 1:05 pm

-Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville presents “Gentle Lamb Experience” Louis Lamb and the band bring back to life the Four Tops, The Four Seasons, and all the great Doo Wop music of the 60’s, R & B, and jazz. You will love this group! Check them out by Google Search. Cover charge is $10. June 4 – 7 Monday through Thursday -BENTWATER MILLER COURSE CLOSED FOR AERIFICATION June 5 – 7 Tuesday through Thursday -Houston Astros Home Game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Minute Maid Park starting times 7:05 pm June 5 – 10 Tuesday through Sunday -Society for the Performing Arts Special at Jones Hall Houston: “Fela! – His Story Inspired a Nation – His Music Inspires the World,” see: June 5 - 17 Tuesday through Sunday -Houston’s Theatre under the Stars presents “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” show, see: for details June 5 – 28 Tuesday through Thursdays -Bentwater Yacht and Country Club Summer Junior Tennis Program – Contact BWCC at 936-597-6219 for information and registration June 6 Wednesday - Camille D. Miller, President/CEO of Texas Health Institute in Austin, will be speaking on The State of Health Care in Texas at the North Shore Republican Women’s monthly meeting scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month. Social time starts at 10:45 am with the meeting promptly beginning at 11:15 am and lasting until 1 pm with optional lunch. Contact Country Club at 936.597.6219 for reservations


June 6 Wednesday -BENTWATER CHEF’S PASTA NIGHT FROM 5 PM – 9 PM June 6 – 7 Thursday through Friday -Am Con Expo at Reliant Center, see: www. June 7 Thursday -First Thursday Free Concerts 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Heritage Place sponsored by the City of Conroe Parks and Recreation Dept. Contact 936.522.3900 for info June 7 – 10 Thursday through Sunday -Austin Texas presents the “Republic of Texas Biker & Manufacturers Rally” with major concerts, manufacturers, custom bike builders from around the country, camping, tours and poker rallies. Contact 512.441.9015 for more info June 7 – 17 Thursday through Sunday -Houston Ballet presents “Romeo & Juliet” starting at 7:30 pm and matinees on Sundays at 2 pm June 8 Friday -BENTWATER’S FINGER LICKIN CHICKEN NIGHT AT THE COUNTRY CLUB FROM 5 PM – 9 PM -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: The Line Up, see: -The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion beginning at 8 pm -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 31st 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 continued...



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or by land, with plenty of free boat docks and ground parking. Call 936.588.2221 for more info -Houston Brass Band Concert at First United Methodist Church at 7 pm features 35 brass players in the tradition of the English Brass Band genre – music includes marches, light classics, movie and popular tunes – Call 936.756.3395 for info June 8 – 10 Friday through Sunday -Conroe Cruisers join the College Station Texas Bluebonnet Street Rodders Rod Run for the 21st Ever Rod Run, See: for info -41st Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas on the grounds of Hemisphere Park in downtown San Antonio, See: for info June 9 Saturday - BENTWATER – 10am – Bentwater Fitness Center Parking Lot – Bicycle Rodeo sponsored by Bentwater POA and Bentwater Civic Association. Adults and children/ Bike Riding – Pizza - Prizes! Sign up on-line at -BENTWATER CHEF’S “TWOFER NIGHT” FROM 5 PM – 9 PM -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Intercoastal Pirates, see: -Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas, See: for info -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents “Chubby Checker” at 8:30 pm June 9 – 10 Saturday through Sunday -GHBA New Home & Remodeling Show at Reliant Park, see: for info

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-Classy Chassis Concours d’elegance at Reliant Center, see: June 10 Sunday -Bernhardt Winery presents “Gary P. Nunn.” For this concert, there will be 100 VIP tickets sold for $45 each along with our regular lawn seating. Gary P. Nunn has been Taking Texas to the Country and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. His composition “London Homesick Blues” — with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades. June 11 – 14 Monday through Thursday -BENTWATER’S WEISKOPF COURSE CLOSED FOR AERIFICATION June 12 – 15 Tuesday through Friday -Kamp Bentwater 2012. Join us for our 13th year of summer fun from 10 am until 4 pm for Ages 4 to 6. Reservations are required. June 13 Wednesday -BENTWATER’S – Ladies Game Day CANASTA – Ladies meet on the second Wednesday at 11:30 am at Bentwater Club for lunch and an afternoon of canasta; contact Bentwater Club at 936.597.6219 for lunch reservations or sign up online no later than 48 hours before each game day. -BENTWATER’S PASTA NIGHT FROM 5 PM – 9 PM AT THE CLUB June 14 Thursday -Flag Day June 15 Friday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Radio London, see: -2012 Lake Conroe Texas Music Series from 7:30 pm until 12 midnight at County Line BBQ Restaurant. KSTAR Country Radio Pres-


ents its 2012 Lake Conroe Texas Country Music Series every Friday night from March 2 through August 31st 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 June 15 – 16 Friday through Saturday -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents the Exxon-Mobil Summer Symphony Nights at 8:30 pm June 15 – 17 Friday through Sunday -Lone Star Convention Center presents the Lone Star Holidays Academy – an annual premier holiday event of the year for decorating enthusiasts, Call 832.304.4514 for info June 16 Saturday -BENTWATER CHEF’S “TWOFER NIGHT” FROM 5 PM – 9 PM -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: The Stags, see: -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in conjunction with 93Q’s Day in the Woods features performer Dierks Bentley along with special guests -Merit Badge Day for Boy Scouts, see: June 17 Sunday -Father’s Day -Bernhardt Winery will recognize the man that has been a dad for the longest time. Special music will be provided for your listening pleasure. June 18 - Junior-am tournament sponsored by the billiard factory at thewoodlands. Visit www.Billiardfactory.Com/ juniorchampionship.


June Bentwater Life June 18 - 20 Monday through Wednesday -Houston Astros Home Game against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park starting times at 7:05 pm & 1:05 pm June 20 Wednesday -BENTWATER’S PASTA NIGHT FROM 5 PM – 9 PM AT THE CLUB -BENTWATER NEEDLE & TEA SOCIETY meet on the third Wednesday of each month in residents’ homes from 1pm until 3 pm to engage in various needle-working projects with light refreshments served. Contact Ann Cavanaugh at 936.449.6062 -BENTWATER MEN OF BENTWATER “MOB” meets usually on the 3rd Wednesday of the month; contact the country club at 936.597.6219 at least 48 hours in advance to make reservations. June 19 – 22 Tuesday through Friday -Kamp Bentwater 2012 Join us for our 13th year of summer fun from 10 am until 4 pm for Ages 4 to 6. Reservations are required. June 20 Wednesday -Summer Solstice June 20 – 24 Wednesday through Sunday -Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show at Reliant Center, see: www. for details June 21 Thursday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents “Il Divo” with gates open at 8 pm June 22 Friday -Texas Music Festival Orchestra performed by the Houston Symphony at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with a special performance by the winner of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition – a Free Event with gates opening at 7 pm -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 31st 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 -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Wes Loper Band, see: June 22 - 23 Friday through Saturday -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents the Exxon-Mobil Summer Symphony Nights at 8:30 pm -“Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Cook-off & Festival” in Hitchcock, Texas to honor Texas fallen heroes, Call 832-647-6770 for more info June 22 - 24 Friday through Sunday -Houston Astros Home Game against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park starting times at 7:05 pm 3:05 pm & 1:05 pm -International Gem & Jewelry Show at Reliant Center, see: for times and details


Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nun and many more Texas legends. Inspired by his tours in India, Livingston released a new CD in 2004 for Vireo Records called Mahatma Gandhi & Sitting Bull. The Austin-American Statesman chose it as one of the top-ten records of 2004. Check him out at Cover charge for this concert will be $10. June 25 Monday -The Conroe Symphony presents “A Patriotic Celebration” at the Ark Church, at the Gladstell exit off IH45 in Conroe at 7:30 pm, Contact 936.760.2144 June 25 - 28 Monday through Thursday -Houston Astros Home Game against the San Diego Padres at Minute Maid Park starting time at 7:05 pm June 26 – 29 Tuesday through Friday -Kamp Bentwater 2012 Join us for our 13th year of summer fun from 10 am until 4 pm for Ages 7 to 10. Reservations are required. June 27 Wednesday -BENTWATER’S PASTA NIGHT FROM 5 PM – 9 PM AT THE CLUB

June 23 Saturday -Friends of Conroe and A & H Electric sponsor the “Texas Tornados” at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe, part of the Sounds of Texas Music Series starting at 8 pm

June 28 – July 22 Thursday through Sunday -The Texas Repertory Theatre’s Sizzling Summer Musical “Beehive” – A rockin’ musical celebration of the girl groups who invaded the charts and unmistakably left their mark on the music of an era and our lives! Call 281.583.7573 for ticket information

-Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion features “Gang of Outlaws with ZZ Top” also presenting 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson for your listening enjoyment

June 29 Friday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Drywater, see:

-Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Hamilton Loomis, see:

-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 31st on the restaurant’s beautiful waterfront patio stage. Music

June 24 Sunday -Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville presents “Bob Livingston”. Bob has traveled, played and recorded with Michael Martin Murphy,




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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 June 29 – 30 Friday through Saturday -The Crighton Players present “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Owen Theatre at 8 pm on Metcalf Street in Conroe, Call 936.539.4090 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: Zydeco Dots, see:

July 2012 July 3 Tuesday -BENTWATER FIREWORKS DISPLAY -BENTWATER’S LGA PLAYDAY – MILLER COURSE -Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – A Free event with gates opening at 6:30 pm July 4 Wednesday -BENTWATER PARADE AND POOL PARTY AT THE CLUB - Be sure you don’t miss out on the fun and patriotic parade here in Bentwater. There will be lots of creative floats, decorated bicycles and golf carts leaving from Park in the Meadows around 10 am and parading down Bentwood Drive to the Country Club. Be sure to come on

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out and get a good seat to participate in all the festivities should you choose not to march with us. Exotic and antique vehicles welcome. This is a very special day…come help celebrate our freedom! WE INVITE OUR VETERANS TO WALK OR RIDE WITH US! -Miller Outdoor Theatre presents the “Fourth of July” – the annual celebration of independence with Fireworks and a 16 cannon salute. -4th Fest Car and Truck Show at the Pasadena Fairgrounds at 7902 Fairmont Parkway – come bring your rod for a super time – see: for more info July 5 Thursday -BENTWATER’S MGA PLAYDAY AT THE MILLER COURSE July 6 Friday -BENTWATER’S FINGER LICKIN’ CHICKEN NIGHT AT THE COUNTRY CLUB FCROM 5 PM – 9 PM -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 31st 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


Conroe, Call 936.539.4090 July 7 Saturday -Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: The Fantastics, see: July 10 - 13 Tuesday through Friday -Kamp Bentwater 2012- Join us for our 13th year of summer fun from 10 am until 4 pm for Ages 7 to 10. Reservations are required. July 11 Wednesday -BENTWATER’S PASTA NIGHT FROM 5 PM – 9 PM AT THE CLUB -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion features “Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival” -BENTWATER – Ladies Game Day CANASTA – Ladies meet on the second Wednesday at 11:30 am at Bentwater Club for lunch and an afternoon of canasta; contact Bentwater Club at 936.597.6219 for lunch reservations or sign up online no later than 48 hours before each game day. July 12 Thursday -Montgomery County Food Bank’s 2nd annual “Shoot Out Hunger” event at the Conroe Shooting Center & Gun Emporium. For more info contact Margie Taylor at 936.539.6686

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

July 13 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 31st 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

-The Crighton Players present “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Owen Theatre at 8 pm with a Matinee at 2 pm on Metcalf Street in

-Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion features “Big Time Rush” with Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow starting at 7 pm

-Moody Gardens Bands on the Sand: Intercoastal Pirates, see:


June Bentwater Life July 13 – 14 Friday through Saturday -Stage Right presents “Cinderella” at the Crighton Theatre in Conroe with show starting at 8 pm July 13 – 15 Friday through Sunday -The Crighton Players present “To Kill A Mockingbird” live at the Owen Theatre at 8 pm with Sunday Matinee at 2 pm on Metcalf Street in Conroe, Call 936.539.4090 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! We will be hosting a harvest festival followed by a catered luncheon. -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Farmers presents Rascal Flatts with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Eden’s Edge for this 2012 Country Mega-ticket July 15 Sunday -Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts 311 & Slightly Stoopid at 7 pm

July 17 - 20 Tuesday through Friday -Kamp Bentwater 2012- Join us for our 13th year of summer fun from 10 am until 4 pm for Ages 11 to 15. Reservations are required. July 18 Wednesday -BENTWATER’S PASTA NIGHT FROM 5 PM – 9 PM AT THE CLUB -BENTWATER NEEDLE & TEA SOCIETY meet on the third Wednesday of each month in residents’ homes from 1pm until 3 pm to engage in various needle-working projects with light refreshments served. Contact Ann Cavanaugh at 936.449.6062 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 31st 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 - 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 22 Sunday -Parent’s Day July 25 Wednesday -BENTWATER’S PASTA NIGHT FROM 5 PM – 9 PM AT THE CLUB July 26 Thursday -The Houston Symphony’s presentation of “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” will be at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Center with gates open at 7 pm July 29 Sunday -Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, Texas features their 7th year anniversary with a good old grape stomp. The celebration will include a hayride through the vines, a grape stomp, lawn games, a Lucy look-a-like contest, specialty food vendors and sunset toast and poetry readings. The evening will conclude with a Sunday music concert.



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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. Items for sale: FOR SALE:Pilates machine. $299. Call 936-597-9418. TOOLS, ladders, heavy duty shelving. 530-448-1212 03 Bentwater ready Club Car golf cart good condition, Speed up option. $1800 Call Rod 281-376-9423 Montgomery Tx. 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

GrandFather Clock. Ethan Allen. German Clock Works. Recently serviced. $800.00. 936-522-7556 or 936-597-5608

Pride Mobility Power Wheelchair - Jazzy Select model. Red/Gray with metal utility basket. Excellent condition $1500. 936.449.5268

Sorrento (Italian) Inlaid wood game table with four matching chairs. Includes roulette wheel, chess set and backgammon. $2000.00. 936-522-7556 or 936-597-5608

2004 24’ Fisher pontoon boat with 2004 Suzuki 90 hp outboard. Bimini top and full boat cover, AM/FM/CD player. $12,000 asking price includes boat lift and storage box. Can be seen in slip 306, Bentwater Marina. Contact Terry Bowie 936-597-5942.

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Bentwater Life Magazine - June 2012  
Bentwater Life Magazine - June 2012  

Bentwater Life Magazine is the Bentwater's official monthly publication. Highlighting aspects of Bentwater's uparalleled water front, golf...