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Planning documents your loved ones will thank you for
by Douglas Schroeder As a planner, the darkest and least exciting conversations I have with my clients are conversations about planning documents. The planning documents I am referring to are a Will, Durable Power of Attorney (POA), Medical Power of Attorney, and Advance Directive. Before I proceed, let it be known that these are not the only four planning documents that exist or that a person may need. However, these four tend to be the most common and they cover the majority of situations for the majority of people and their estates. So, what do these documents cover and why do we need them? A Will is a written plan of action that comes into effect when a person passes away. At the moment of death, a person's Will becomes effective to provide the court and the heirs with the specific desires as to who now owns that person's assets, who they wanted to be named as executor, who should be the guardian of their minor children, and so on. A Will can be very short and simple or it can be lengthy and complicated. Which type you choose will be determined by your situation, your goals, and your concerns. The most important thing to understand is that a Will is designed for you to determine what happens to your belongings as well as your children. If you pass away without a Will, you’re effectively telling a probate judge to make that decision for you. The next two documents are the Durable and Medical Power of Attorney. The purpose of these two documents is to grant authority to someone you trust so they can perform financial transactions and/or make medical decisions on your behalf. Both of these authorities are effective while you’re still living but only in the event of incapacitation. For example, say you are in a car accident that puts you in intensive care for two weeks. During that
two weeks, your mortgage, light bill, and car payment all come due. Because you’re in intensive care, you can’t write the checks. The Durable POA would allow someone of your choosing to write those checks for you. On the other hand, while you are in ICU, the doctor may recommend a specific surgery to help you recover but because you’re incapacitated and can’t consent, your Medical POA would authorize someone to consent for you. Lastly, the Advance Directive would lay out your desires for life sustaining treatments, also known as life support. The purpose here is to make your desire known so that someone else doesn’t have to make the tough choice for you. Please consider establishing these documents if you haven’t done so already. Your loved ones will thank you for it. Douglas Schroeder is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional for FVP Investment Group, located at First Victoria National Bank in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake. He provides objective advice on investments, financial planning, estate planning and business succession planning. To learn how Doug can help you, call 830-608-5517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Securities, insurance products and advisory services are offered through Cetera Investment Services LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Consult your legal counsel for advice and information concerning your particular circumstances. Neither Cetera Investment Services, nor any of its representatives may give legal advice.
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Startzville Summer Food Program (SSFP) is a summer program in Canyon Lake that’s focused on the well-being of the children within our community. The program was founded in 2011 in response to the growing concern within the community over lack of meals the students from the elementary school would receive through the summer break. During the school year, many of these children receive their only two meals through the school lunch program and take home a large zip lock bag of food for the weekend. In conjunction with the challenging economy and the lack of personal and mass transportation in this rural community, it’s difficult for families in need to obtain assistance that is provided by local food pantries and churches. SSFP volunteers deliver a supply of food to each child’s home on a weekly basis. To ensure a successful program, SSFP partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank and the local Community Resource and Recreation Center (CRRC), an established non-profit 501(C)3 organization. The program operates solely with volunteers and includes several teachers from the elementary school that truly care about their students beyond the classroom environment. The initial goal was to assist 40 children through the summer break. By the end of 2011, the program was providing
assistance to 73 participants. With the donations from private donors, SSFP has also provided support beyond the food deliveries. Every student that was scheduled to begin the school year received a new pair of shoes. A coat drive was also held to ensure every child had a warm jacket or coat for the cold weather. Over the holiday break in December, SSFP partnered with a group of private donors to deliver approximately 50 lbs of food and a home-cooked holiday dinner that included a smoked turkey, dressing, dessert and several other trimmings per family. Generous donations from friends, family and local businesses have made it possible to begin and to continue the program; however, as the need to assist additional children grows so does the need for additional funding. SSFP receives no direct funding from CRRC. All donations are tax deductible; a receipt will be provided upon request. After all, everything goes to the kids to provide for really basic needs.
If you are interested in supporting SSFP, please email email@example.com. For your donation to reach the Summer Food Program, checks should be made payable specifically to CRRCStartzville Summer Food Program. The Community Resource & Recreation Center (CRRC) is located in Sattler at 1917 FM 2673, Canyon Lake 78133. For more information, call 830-964-3003.
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Canyon Animal Clinic welcomes Dr. Stephanie Horstmann: A perfect fit with great skills and a smile by Sue Sweat business profile
Filling the veterinary position vacated by Dr. Lui would return Canyon Animal Clinic in Sattler to full capacity staff and also allow the dinosaur of the office, Dr. Jeff Quinn, to cheerfully return to his halftime hours of semi-retirement. As Dr. Bullock was posting ads in several vet magazines, little did he know one of his applicants would be scrutinizing him closely as well. One who stood out immediately was Dr. Stephanie Horstmann. As a Houston resident, she had been searching for a clinic closer to her family here that was willing to invest in more of the latest veterinary technologies necessary for high quality care – like digital radiology, ultrasound, therapy laser, etc; she found too few clinics that do. Dr. Horstmann joined the staff fulltime in mid April, relocating to New Braunfels with her husband, Dallas, a CPA in San Antonio – their hometown. Her bright personality and dedication to patient care as well as her veterinary skills has been a delight to her clients and co-workers alike. She fits like she’s home. Stephanie’s goals are to provide exceptional veterinary care with a focus on preventative medicine. As with humans, good nutrition and exercise provide the fundamental building blocks for your pet’s overall good health. She says “a wellness plan specifically designed for you and your pet will help keep you informed on recommendations for your pet’s age and lifestyle as well as prevention and treatment of disease.” This teamwork will keep both on a healthier track. Stephanie and Dallas attended MacArthur High School in San Antonio, dating from the age of 16 through college until they mar-
ried in 2010. Stephanie developed a love for medicine during a high school health occupation program and shadowed physicians at the local hospital. As a child, she accompanied her mother and pets to every appointment at the vet’s office. The couple has two rescued furry family members at home: Riley, a 9-year-old cat that Stephanie says was “found as a kitten under the portables at our high school...[and] Dodger, a German Shepherd mix,” who was several months old and sick with Parvo when she adopted him during Vet School. Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree from A&M, graduating Suma Cum Laude with a degree in Biomedical Science. She graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She practiced veterinary medicine near their home in the Houston suburbs for almost three years but, both missed Central Texas and having their family nearby. “Dallas and I have always loved this area,” she said, “My dad worked in New Braunfels while I was growing up, and Dallas used to fish Canyon Lake with his Grandpa when he was young.” In turn, he shared his love of fishing with Stephanie – fishing trips are now one of their favorite pastimes. Together they developed a love of sports and hold season tickets for Houston Texan games they hope they’ll be able to use. They watch more sports on TV now but plan to miss few games. Be assured, on days when Dr. Horstmann isn’t busy providing top notch care for the pets you love, you can probably find her with Dallas – cheering for her favorite team, or sitting on the banks of The Guadalupe, with fishing gear comfortably close by.
Dog days of summer
by Ryan Bullock Summertime is just around the corner and the days are already starting to heat up. So, I figured this is a good opportunity to go over a few basics about heat exhaustion in your pets. We see dogs come into the clinic this time of year panting heavily, staggering to walk, or sometimes not able to move at all. In more severe cases, dogs sometimes begin having seizures. We check the temperature on these dogs and usually find it to be 106 -110 degrees F (normal temperature is 100-103 degrees F). Heat exhaustion can be a very serious and life threatening condition in pets. Depending on the severity, it can lead to organ failure, neurological problems, and clotting disorders. In these cases, dogs must be hospitalized on IV fluids for several days with extensive bloodwork to monitor organ and clotting function. If organ failure or clotting disorders develop, then death is a very possible outcome. In dogs that survive, long term neurological issues such as tremoring or seizures can occur, as well as permanent organ damage. In less severe cases, cooling the dog off with cool water, rubbing alcohol on hairless areas such as the pads and stomach, and starting IV fluids to help increase blood pressure and decrease body temperature will normally do the trick to avoid more serious complications. The most important thing is to avoid heat exhaustion all together. If your dog must be outside this time of year, be sure they have access to plenty of shade and water. A cheap kid’s swimming pool is perfect for giving your dog something to cool off in. Make sure your pets are acclimated properly to the heat. Do not take a dog who has been used to the A/C all summer and suddenly make them spend the
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day outside in 90 degree temperatures! Maybe the most important tip is to never, ever leave your pets in the car this time of year! It only takes five minutes for your car to get to dangerous temperatures for your pet. Even on “nice” days with temperatures in the 70s, your car will get dangerously hot in a matter of minutes if left in the sun with all the windows closed. Also, avoid the middle of the day for exercising your pet and allow them to set their own pace. Ask your vet if you have further questions and hopefully your pet will stay as cool as the other side of the pillow this summer! Ryan Bullock, DVM and Keith Leakey, DVM, are the owners of Canyon Animal Clinic and Canyon City Animal Hospital, full service primary care veterinary hospitals. Jeff Quinn, DVM completes the veterinarian staff at Canyon Animal Clinic. For more information, call 830-964-3696 at 1834 FM 2673 in Sattler, 830-964-3551 at 13755 FM 306 in Canyon City or visit www.CanyonVet.com. Both Canyon Lake locations are open late one day a week.
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The good, the bad ... and the perfect water by Jerry Lockhart
Both the water we drink and in which we bathe is necessary to maintain good health. Certainly everyone is already aware of this, but what most people don’t realize is that much of the water we are using is not good for us; and in many instances it can even be detrimental to our health. When we don’t consume enough good quality water, we can begin to develop certain illnesses and even accelerate our aging processes. Are you dehydrated? Seventy-five percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Thirty-seven percent of Americans mistake dehydration for hunger, which according to Dr. Batamanghelidj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, is a major issue. For optimum hydration, you should drink a number of fluid ounces equal to half your body weight and not “eight glasses per day,” as many believe. For example, a 200-pound man should drink 100 ounces per day. Coffee, tea, and many soft drinks contain large amounts of caffeine. Drinking caffeinated beverages do not hydrate the body; in fact they help dehydrate the body. To make matters worse, most water we consume today is acidic and will not absorb into the body properly, adding to the dehydration dilemma. Dehydration slows down your metabolism, which leads to weight retention. As we like to say, “Hydrate to lose weight!” So, what is the best water to maintain good health? It’s widely believed that the water we now consume from commercial filtering machines and bottled water companies is “good” for us. In America alone we spend more than $12 billion dollars annually on bottled water. Countless tests and facts repeatedly show that water treated with distillation and reverse osmosis “take the good out with the bad,” leaving us with acidic “dead water” – or mineral deficient water. You might be asking yourself, what’s the big deal? According to Dr. Otto Warburg (1931), it has now been scientifically proven that the balance of health in our body is directly related to the pH levels of the water and blood circulating inside all of us. More simply put, drink the best water possible: alkaline anti-oxidant water made the most natural way! Jerry Lockhart, along with partners Chuck & Laura Warlick and Ann Hoch, own The Water Tree of New Braunfels which offers alkaline, antioxidant water for refill in the customer’s containers, as well as water pitchers and systems to produce this same water in your home. The Water Tree of New Braunfels is located at 880 S. Business 35 (next to Liberty Tax). For more information, call 830200-0038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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by Angela Lujan When you want the feel and look of a room or your home to be exquisite and perfect, it would be beneficial to hire an interior designer. They have the expertise and experience to bring it all together using their natural ability as well as the training required to make a room design complete. You don’t have to be rich to hire an interior designer. Professional advice can stretch your budget and help you avoid mistakes, saving money overall. Let a designer find just what you need – or didn’t know you needed – to bring your dream home to life. Homeowners are sometimes intimidated at the thought of hiring an interior designer. They worry they’ll lose control of the design or the budget, or that they may not like the finished room. When you do decide to hire a designer, select one with care and caution. Make sure they understand your needs, wants and most of all your budget. There are certain questions you want to be sure you cover: Are they experienced? A website and a business card doesn’t mean they’re experienced; ask for references. They must provide you with confidence that they can fulfill your design needs. Ensure they understand the in’s and out’s of the industry. Ask to see examples of their work – their natural ability and talent should stand out. Can they work with your style? Make certain they understand the style and design you want. Whatever that style is, they must be open to your ideas and not set on their own. In rooms with special requirements, they should meet those needs, turning your ideas it into realization, flowing well and looking good. Do you click? Personality differences can slow the work; ‘interview’ them before you sign the dotted line. A natural flow between you and the designer makes the process gratifying and enjoyable. Before you decide, do your homework. Your designer can’t create the perfect room unless you can communicate what you want. It’s often recommended you accumulate magazine photos of rooms and furniture you like (and dislike). They give your designer a basis to start creating a design specifically for you. List furniture and special items you want to incorporate into the design. Think about your preferences for furniture, fabrics, colors, and patterns. Describe your vision and explain the style you want and the uses of the room. You’re making an investment in your home; you want to be happy and satisfied when its done. Now, sit back and start dreaming, creating, and envisioning. When you get the thought process rolling, find a designer that will make your dream home come to life. If you do your homework, it will be a wonderful experience. With a Master’s Certification in Drapery Design, owner Angela Lujan offers full design services and many years experience in window fashion and interior design. Stop by her beautiful furniture boutique to see fabric treatments and Hunter Douglas energy efficient products. Call Angela for a free in-home consultation. Window Gallery is in association with WCAA and an IDS Partner.
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The gift of massage by Theresa Castaneda, LMT
We all know that taking care of ourselves is vitality important these days. We know that we need to exercise daily, eat healthy, and get a good nights rest. We know that’s true of the dads in our lives – your own, your children’s, your nephew’s and on. We all know we should take better care of ourselves. You may know the importance of massage therapy on a regular basis, but have you considered the gift of massage? A gift certificate for massage is gift which makes you both feel good – you, as the gift giver concerned with his well being but as the the recipient of the service, he is luckier than you. It can gently urge him to take better care of himself in a very nice way. Massage therapy and a good exercise program will help you get that good night rest. Stress levels are reduced. When you feel better overall, you eat better. Before you know it, you’re eating healthier and your lifestyle has changed. Massage therapy is, simply put, the manipulation of soft tissue of the body. The most common benefits include relaxation, improved circulation and flow of blood, and movement of lymph fluid. It reduces muscular tension and enhances tissue healing. Adequate blood flow to all parts of the body is vital. As blood carries oxygen to the muscles, it also carries carbon dioxide away from the muscles. Massage can also stimulate or sedate the nervous system. Some jobs keep us in one position all day. If we don’t get up and move about, our bodies eventually feel bound and stiff. Sitting at a desk or in a car for long periods, or like a hair stylist’s stands with arms elevated high, are all hard on the body. From the demands of physical labor that construction workers endure, to teachers, to moms who chase after children all day, our bodies get tired and get sore – and they cry out for help! A weekly massage can increase flexbility and the range of motion of your joints, and it eases muscle stiffness. Fitness professionals agree that clients who have regular massage therapy as part of their fitness plan have less muscle soreness, better flexibility, and reduced recovery time over clients that do not participate in massage therapy. And that doesn’t address the relief massage provides on the emotional side. Massage therapy is not just a service only professional athletes need, the Olympic hopeful or the rich and famous need. It is good for everyone – and that includes you – and also the lucky dads who Massage Therapy & personal Training get gift certificates too.
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by Randall Watts There are many variations of temperature controlled storage in the industry. The true definition of climate control is a unit that maintains a constant temperature of 55 to 85º year round and controls humidity. In Canyon Lake where summers sizzle, a temperature controlled unit will be air conditioned with the air dehumidified but not necessarily heated. The opposite will be true in Maine. The simple fact that climate controlled units are inside of a building with insulated ceilings is enough to provide adequate protection from the mild winters we experience. The most damaging effect on stored items is humidity. When you consider that the roof or ceiling of a regular storage unit has no insulation, when temps in summer pass 100º, the ceiling will be +150º. On a humid day, that temperature variation can cause the inside of a regular unit to sweat and form moisture on the walls and ceilings, making items not packed correctly damp. Most items placed in storage can be stored safely in a non-climate unit if those items are organized in the unit correctly. For example, tables should be stored on protective material (like a moving blanket) upside down, boxes can be stored on the underside of the table. Mattresses should be stored in mattress bags. Boxes should be uniform in size (well marked for contents) and stored two to three inches away from the wall. However, there are some items that should be stored in a climate controlled unit. Examples include musical instruments, cameras, antiques and heirlooms, leather furniture, fine art, etc.
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by Jim Dannehy Trade in your old master bathtub or shower for a new luxurious walk-in shower. According to the National Board of Realtors money invested in remodeling bathrooms and kitchens will increase the value of your home more than any other remodeling project. While it increases the listing price if or when you list it for sale, you get to enjoy it until then. Here are some ideas to consider. Replace the old cramped plastic shower or tub with an updated spacious shower area. Tile showers last longer and increase the value to your home. Old plastic shower stalls or tubs date the home and make a potential homebuyer think remodel! Unlimited options of sizes and styles can be accomplished with a custom design tile shower, using materials from natural slate, marble, granite and travertine to porcelain and ceramic tiles. Adding deco pieces as adornments creates a luxury spa experience in your own home. Cleaning and maintaining tile showers is much easier than using elbow grease to clean plastic shower enclosures or bathtub showers. Many choices are available for you to create your own lush shower environment: custom fixtures, multiple shower heads, nozzles, and massage jets on the wall to rainwater heads in the center of your shower streaming down so you feel like you’re showering in the middle of a rainforest. To design for seniors (as a market for a future sale or if you intend to retire there), consider convenience. If possible, use a door-less entrance or a door wide enough for easy entry. Inside the shower, add handles, grab bars and a shower seat of average height and width that could also be used as a shelf. Place fixtures and controls low enough for easy accessibility. Replace floor tiles with slip-resistant tile coefficient greater than 60. When remodeling a master bath and adding a custom shower, detailed plumbing and engineering may be required. Because showers are wet areas, waterproof solutions must be employed to prevent moisture from penetrating walls. A complete remodel employs professionals who understand wet room engineering, i.e. plumbers, flooring specialists, drywall and painters, tile setters and electricians. A qualified flooring consultant with extensive construction experience and product knowledge can provide a wealth of sound advice. Converting your bathroom space into a plush and comfy area is not a tough task and, you’ll enjoy relaxing in the warmth of your very own spa for years to come.
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Faux finishing encompasses a variety of decorative painting techinques. Texturing walls with sponges is one technique that many find familiar; some of you may have attempted it, possibly with limited success. The simpler techniques do require some instruction; other techniques are much more complex and take years of experience to perfect. Mastering the art of trompe de leone (‘fooling the eye’) is a necessary prerequisite for the most difficult projects. Faux finishes might be used to transform an entryway door and trim or cabinets. Mimic the look of a rich wood like mahogany or the warmth of knotty pine, or give a marble finish to plastic or concrete columns and floors. You can make a drab or patched concrete sidewalk look like a stone pathway. Create the appearance of a brick or stone wall over sheetrock or plaster or paint an ornate tiled ceiling to add elegance. Cement floors can look like tile; carpet can be transformed to look like stone – the list goes on. The effect you want determines the technique you use and there are many. Knowledge of your materials and proper application are keys to durability. Recreating the luxurious look of interesting textures with seamless transitions is often achieved with a variety of tones to create depth by layering glazes. Changing the glaze mix for different sheens creates different affects. Consistency of the ‘recipe’ and pattern for certain affects is critical to achieve a unified look for the whole project. A faux finisher uses a variety of tools with different applications to create subtle affects. It’s a learned process that improves with experience. Faux finishes often require partially removing
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So you’ve decided to sell your home. Perhaps you’re taking a job in a new community and you need to sell. Maybe you’ve outgrown your existing home and need to move into something larger. Perhaps your family has grown up and moved out and it’s time to downsize into a smaller home. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to sell your home. What follows are some useful hints and ideas to make the selling process easier. Basics are just the beginning. When you put your home on the market, a real estate agent may compile comparative pricing of homes in your area, post a sign in your yard or place your home on the Multiple Listing Search. Great photography and a virtual tour are crucial in capturing the eye of buyers online. Most real estate agents will offer these industry standard services. An agent that belongs to multiple MLS services can obviously reach more perspective buyers. Setting the standards of professionalism. When you list your home, you can rest assured that behind a quality agent is a team of experts who are well trained to support your interests. A professional support team shares a commitment to a successful transaction. Here is a list of support efforts: • Sales associates are supported with full-time administrative staff, allowing them more time to attend to your needs • Individual agent marketing of your home is supported with extensive advertising, increasing exposure to potential buyers with direct mail, email blasts, newspaper and magazine ads and articles. Tours of your home should be organized for all area Realtors to preview your property. They are more likely to show it to their clients, if they have seen it firsthand. • An open house, inviting the neighbors and .your community. They enjoy promoting their subdivision to their friends. Who doesn’t want to pick their own neighbor? • Offices should be open seven days a week, with sales associates and support staff available to you and potential buyers. My next article will be on proven pricing strategies – to get your home sold quick!
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Now, before I get started on this subject, you guys need to know something. I’m the guy that wears a shirt that says “I’d Rather Die From Too Much BBQ Than Not Enough Brussels Sprouts,” so you know where I am coming from. Seems as though my beloved bovine is under serious attack as a viable and sustainable food source. Over the next 30 years, the Earth’s human population is expected to increase to nine billion. At the present time, it’s estimated one billion do not get enough food. The livestock farming contribution in terms of greenhouse gas emissions is enormous – 35% of the planet’s methane, 65% of its nitrous oxide and 9% of the carbon dioxide. So what’s a possible solution to feed the world? Ya’ll won’t like the answer. BUGS!! Bazillions of them! For every human on Earth, there are 40 tons of insects and most of them contain high quality protein, vitamins and amino acids. “WHAT?” you say. “No way, Bugman!” I say, “AU CONTRAIRE!” If you have eaten mushrooms, breakfast cereal, peanut butter or anything made with flour, you’ve eaten more worms and bug parts than you can imagine. You like honey? Bee puke. Think about that the next time you put it in hot tea! There’s already a list of 1,909 edible species of insects. Guess what, scorpions, ants, grasshoppers and crickets are close to the top. African and Asian nations have been raising and dining on insects for quite some time. There are now many recipes and competitions with creepy-crawlies as the main ingredient. It’s been proven our ancient ancestors dined on them as well, probably after
watching which ones the animals ate. Well, people, it means I’ve been doin’ it wrong all these years. Instead of trying to keep bugs away from your house, I should scoop them up, open a road side Bug-B-Que Joint, spice ‘em up a bit, then serve with a cold beer. Whoa! I may be on to something here! Crunchy, full of protein, under a rock near you, and crawling closer to your plates. We might as well dine on them because in the end, they’ll be dining on us. YUK!
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by Mark Hannah Let’s talk about inspecting and maintaining the caulk around your tub or shower, drain, and faucet. Caulking is flexible and is used between stationary building materials or components to seal cracks less than 1/4-inch wide. It stops water from oozing into the crack between your wall and the tub (or faucets) which can cause mold and deterioration. Water damage is no fun and it takes so little to prevent it. First, check to see if all of the caulking still intact or if it is getting moldy. If either one of those conditions exists, you should remove the old caulk and apply new. It’s a pretty simple process but takes time, patience, and elbow grease. Remove the old caulk and paint by using a putty knife or scraper, but be careful not to scratch up the tub or surround. It’s important to make sure all areas are completely caulk-free, clean, and dry before applying new caulk. Caulking comes in several compounds which have different cleanup methods, adhesion, and lasting times. Household silicone caulk can be used to seal joints between the bath fixtures and tile and is flexible enough to allow the joints to stretch or compress without damaging the caulk. Most caulking compounds come in disposable cartridges that fit in caulking guns. They can also be purchased in a tube for smaller jobs. When using a gun, be sure to hold it at a consistent 45º angle, which is the best angle to ensure that the caulk goes into the crack as it comes out of the tube. Focus on maintaining a continuous stream instead of starting and stopping. Be liberal with the caulk and if it shrinks, reapply it to form a smooth bead that will seal the crack completely. Last of all, you want to make sure that the caulk is sticking evenly to both sides of the crack. Another tip that will help your caulk last is to keep your tub clean. You don’t want water and soap scum to just sit there. When your tub and tile are clean, your bathroom not only looks nicer but it helps your caulk last the longest time possible. This is just another part of home ownership called maintenance. Keep up with these little things and they don’t become big issues. If you are unable to do this yourself or have good intentions, but don’t find the time, add this item to your maintenance list and schedule a skilled handyman to tackle it for you.
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by Randy Lawrence With water issues continuing to make headlines, there’s a lot of interest in the idea of rainwater collection these days. As both the concept’s popularity and environmental awareness increase, many homeowners are considering some form of rainwater harvesting. Interest in these systems reached an all-time high during H E AT I N G & the drought that officially continues. Here are just a few items to AIR CONDITIONING consider. When deciding what type of system is right for you, one imresidential • commercial Kyle Brennan, Owner portant step is to determine the square footage of the collection Lic.# TACLA28573E 830-237-0248 surface (using the structure’s footprint). For every 1,000 square feet of collection area, you can expect to reclaim an estimated 550 gallons per inch of rainfall. According to local climate data, our Cheryl Roe Massage Therapy average rainfall is around 34 inches annually. Although it’s difficult to determine an exact figure, it’s estimated that the average 830-660-4006 Texan uses 80-100 gallons of water per day. This accounts for all $39 First Time Swedish Massage water used throughout the day both inside and outside the home. (Regular $45) In order to ensure an uninterrupted water supply during a drought, even a conservative water user would require a sizable $54 First Time Medical Massage storage tank, and/or an extremely large collection surface. Since (Regular $60) these might prove impractical for most homeowners, it is imporBy Appt Only • 14812 South Access Road, Bldg A • Canyon Lake tant to plan ahead for how you will utilize the stored water. If your main reason for collecting rainwater is irrigation, you can use a much less expensive holding tank, as well as eliminate the need for any treatment equipment. In some cases, the tank can at affordable prices be elevated to allow for gravity flow, thus making a pump unnecLow pricing on all Hunter Douglas, Graber, TimberBlind essary. A simple system for garden watering can be a relatively • Quality American products with lifetime warranties • Blinds, Solar, Roman & Cellular Shades, Plantation Shutters inexpensive investment. Call today for a free estimate On the other hand, if you intend to use the stored rainwater for n a & consultation. ic r daily household use, then it must be stored in an appropriate tank, Buy Ame ! e d a 512-847-8970 M and repressurized using a booster pump. It is also crucial to filter MadeInTheShadeofWimberley.com debris and disinfect the water prior to use. It’s also recommended Superior Service before and after the sale • Fast delivery & installation in two weeks or less! that you utilize a well to supplement your rainwater system. A licensed water treatment specialist can design a user-friendly treatment system to handle any combination of well water and/ or rainwater ensuring a constant supply of quality water for your home.
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Habitat for Safe Seniors (HFSS) will be holding Special Distributions in June, July, and August for families with children ages 18 and under. Their goal is to be able to reach at least 300 children that are in need of food. Habitat for Safe Seniors wants to make sure that our children don’t go hungry as well as our aging friends. Communities in Schools has been notified of these distributions in order to reach some of the children they serve. Any child arriving on these dates for the food fair or meal site will receive a meal to eat in the shaded Picnic Area out front. Families are encouraged to bring their kids to eat a wonderful meal prepared and delivered by the San Antonio Food Bank. Families with children should arrive with your vehicle or trunk empty to receive the large amounts of HFSS will distribute to ensure children get fed. Habitat for Safe Seniors strives to ensure that no one goes hungry. All families with children must live in Comal Country and must register to receive products for the children. Please pre-register to assure a slot for your families. Extra volunteers those days are greatly needed. HFSS requests volunteers register and be onsite by 8am the day of distribution. Friday distributions for currently registered clients do not change. Habitat for Safe Seniors is located at 2174 Old Sattler Road, Canyon Lake 78133. Call 830-899-2256 between 8am and noon, Monday through Thursday.
2nd Annual Women’s Accessories SALE
Friends of TPML is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Women's Accessories Sale, June 14 and 15, 10am-4pm, at the Tye Preston Memorial Library. You can expect to find gently used handbags, wallets, scarves, belts, jewelry and other accessories. Proceeds from the sale support library programs. For more information, call 830-964-3744. The library is located at 16311 South Access Road.
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Marissa Ellis, Canyon Lake High School’s First State Champion Under the guidance of Coach Lacey Lambert, Marisa Ellis, a Senior at Canyon Lake High School(CHLS), has earned her place in local history as the High School’s first ever State Champion. Coach Lambert has earned her place, as well. After her move from Midlothian (Texas), Marissa attended CLHS for the past two years, competing in volleyball, basketball, and track her junior year and volleyball and track her senior year. Track competition included Triple Jump, High Jump, and Long Jump. She went to State last year in Triple Jump and placed 6th. Results this year at the UIL State Track & Field Meet were different. Finishing in the top 2 in any event at District is required to go to Regionals, and again at Regionals to compete statewide. First winning District in High Jump and Triple Jump allowed her to compete in both events at Regionals. The schedule at Regionals required that she compete in both events simultaneously proved a considerable challenge that she met with success. She walked from one event to the other to take a jump at one, and walk back to the other event to take one, walking back and forth for the duration of the competition. She placed 4th in Triple Jump, and 2nd in High Jump.The 2nd place finish at Regionals sent her to State to compete. Marissa entered the State competition ranked 8th out of 9 and finished in 1st place! With her jump of 5’6”– a new personal record, she became the only contestant at the State Meet to
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Emergency Preparedness June 17th Class Scheduled at TPML
Emergencies and disasters are part of our world. Learn how you can be better prepared to deal with these incidents to protect yourself and your family. Presentations have been made at a number of community organization meetings. One is scheduled for the community at large at TPML on Tuesday, June 17 at 1:30pm At a recent Optimist Club meeting, members were treated to the eye-opening presentation of the things we should do to be prepared for a local emergency. The presentation included how to prepare for both natural or man-made disasters and how to stay informed during emergencies.In light of recent events, we should all take the necessary steps to protect ourselves and our families. The Comal County Health Department has contingency plans in place for many emergency situations – and plans do seem to work better if those involved (you) know what they are. One example given that could be available, depending on the circumstances, is the setup of special “Pods” to distribute needed medications at various locations around the county for easier access. Volunteers would be needed to help man these locations; find information at www.co.comal.tx.us/PublicHealth/EmergencyPreparedness/EP.htm and fill out an application to get involved. If panic is not the answer, then orderly citizen involvement is. Knowing what to expect and what to do can the define the outcome for your neighbor, your family and you. To register please call the library at 830-964-3744. Registration is not mandatory, however they would like to be prepared for the number of people attending. Preparedness is the key! For more information about the program, contact Ken Schein 830-221-1150 or by email email@example.com
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As I was waiting for an oil change, I started talking to a gentleman. Our conversation gravitated towards God, religion, church, etc. He commented that he required hard evidence to believe in anything and that his understanding of Christianity was that it is based on “blind faith.” Many people share his opinion. With all due respect, nothing could be more foreign from what Christians believe. Christianity is based on evidence, not blind faith. We believe what we believe not simply because it appeals to us or because we are emotionally satisfied by it. We believe it because we are convinced by evidence. One facet of supporting evidence is the manuscript support for the entire Bible, especially the New Testament. No Professor of Literature ever questions the trustworthiness of Plato, Sophocles, or other writers of antiquity; it is only the New Testament which is presented as “unreliable.” The truth is that New Testament manuscript support is far stronger than that of any other ancient document. For example, there are more than 20,000 ancient copies of the New Testament in existence. The Iliad, second to the New Testament in manuscript authority has only 643 extant copies. Furthermore, the surviving New Testament manuscripts are closer in time to the originals than any other known ancient document. This is but a small example of the kind of scholarly, factual support for the Christian truth claim – there is much, much more! Christianity is an informed faith, not a blind faith. To more deeply explore this and other topics and to take part in the loving community of believers, please join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 for Sunday School; 10:30 for Worship and Wednesday evenings at 7pm for prayer. Sincerely,
Dr. Franklin D Watts, Pastor Hill Country Bible Church FM 306 @ Tamarack Shores Dr. Franklin Watts, Pastor of Hill Country Bible Church, received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He is also a social work consultant for nine nursing homes. Contact him at the church office at 830-935-2945 or by cell 210-415-2365.
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TPML’s Advanced English Language Class made their own cookbook with recipes from their homeland. Their recent cooking demonstration and sampling drew a crowd. All the cookbooks were sold out; an additional order for 25 more made! For more information on this Friends of TPML fundraiser,The book is on sale for $4.50 and all proceeds benefit the Friends of TPML. 24 June 2013
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With casual attire becoming more common at work these days and the formality of suits required more infrequent, most guys only need a few for special occasions. Most of us like them far better when they’re hanging in the closet not in use. Giving dad a tie for “dad’s day” year after year (after year, after year) is a tradition that I’m glad to see go. Show Dad you care with a gift he truly likes. Shiny new power tools usually delight dads like shiny new toys please a kid. Tools that multi-task with different attachments are hot this year. New power tools feature the latest innovations and high-tech options that dads love – all the bells and whistles make them great “guy gadgets.” Sure, it may look like a regular old hammer, but there’s more to them than a rubber-gripped handle and a metal head. Estwing’s Sure Strike hammers and Stanley’s Anti-Vibe hammers are both great options to replace dad’s worn-out model. If dad’s do-it-yourself projects are limited by access to electrical outlets, expand his horizons with a new set of cordless tools. A cordless drill and saw combo kit offers a fantastic set of high-grade tools from trusted brand names. If dad is dangerously unhandy with repairs around the house, consider a new weedeater or edger that could make yard chores a lot easier. Dad’s old grill might still work okay but imagine his pride cooking out on a brand new fancy model loaded with all the frills and
extras he will love showing off, and may never use. You can’t beat the taste of a charcoal grilled steak on some special nights, but you also can’t beat the ease of use a propane grill provides – Add the snappy cleanup and it’s a winner that will please dad any old day. Your local hardware store has lots of fishing and camping equipment, kayaks and kayaking gear for outdoorsy dads that conjures up more future fun than a tie can ever provide. Don’t know what he needs? Too many choices? A thoughtful card and gift certificate will let him choose what he needs or what he wants that he doubts he’ll ever need. Priced from inexpensive to gifts that are quite nice, your local hardware store is full of gift ideas guaranteed to make your dad smile! Steve Sherman is a Store Manager at Canyon Lake ACE Hardware. He’s donating the ties he has to the Smithsonian Institute for their “Why Do Men Have to Wear This” exhibit. For more information, call 830-964-2797. Wimberley Ace
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by Gary Poss A more comfortable font size will reduce Here are a few do-it-yourself calibration tips that will make your monitor’s colors better and will make looking at your com- eyestrain. However, if you have to increase the text size a lot, it might be a problem with puter screen more comfortable. Both Windows and OS X have built-in monitor calibration the way your monitor is physically placed (or tools. Before you start, find the settings button on your monitor consider a larger monitor). To reduce eyestrain, your monitor should (one of the physical buttons along the front or bottom of the display). Use the menu to restore the settings to factory defaults. In be about an arm’s length away from you. Adjust the monitor so Windows, go to the Control Panel and search “Calibrate Display.” that the top of the screen is at or just below your eye level. Make This will bring up the Color Management tool (in XP, select the sure you position the monitor away from any glare that could be Color Management icon). Click “Change System Defaults” and reflecting off of it. The ideal position for your monitor is directly then choose “Calibrate Display.” You can change gamma, con- in front of you. You want to be able to see any part of your screen trast, brightness, and color settings. Search the Internet for defini- without moving your head or neck too much. tions and examples. Gary Poss, the creative owner of Creative Consulting, provides PC On a Mac, go to the Apple menu and select System Preferand Macintosh hardware, software, and service support. For more ences. Choose Display, then the Color tab. Choose Calibration to information, call Gary at 830-708-9866 or email him at gary@ adjust. gvtc.com First, set your screen resolution so it matches the native resolution of your monitor. In Windows, go to Start>>Control Panel>>Adjust resolution. Move the resolution slider up and hit Apply. The ideal resolution for most monitors is the highest setting available. Adjust the slider for a look that is better for your PC & MAC Consulting & Repair eyes. For the Mac, go to Apple>>System Preferences>>Displays. Select a new resolution to see how it looks. GARY POSS ~ OWNER Now that your resolution is correct, let’s change the text size. In Windows, go to Control Panel>>Appearance and Personal 830-708-9866 ization>>Personalization>>Adjust Font Size. For Macs, go to Gary@GVTC.com Apple>>System Preferences>>Universal Preferences>>Seeing. Canyon Lake Views 25 June 2013
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• Mon-Fri, June 3-7, 9am-noon. Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church, “Everywhere Fun Fair • Mon-Wed, June 10-12, 6-9pm. Cranes Mill Baptist Church “Big Hearts Farm” (for ages 4- 5th grade). Big Hearts Farm Registration Fair on Sunday, June 9, 6pm with Fun-Food-Games. 10215 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, 830-899-7936.: • Mon-Fri, June 3-7, 9am-noon, Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church, “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together” (for ages 3-12). 230 Shepherd Hill Dr, Canyon Lake, 830-964-2427, www.canyonlakepresbyterianchurch.org • Mon-Fri, June 10-14, 9am-noon. Canyon Lake United Methodist Church (PreK-5th) , Worship), Snacks, Music, Crafts, Playtime, Skits, 206 Flintstone Drive, Canyon Lake. 830 899-7104. • Mon-Fri, June 17-21, 9am-noon. North Shore United Methodist Church "Kingdom Rock" (for 3-year-olds to 5th grade). 23880 N Cranes Mill Rd. Canyon Lake, 830-935-2171. • Sun-Thurs, July 7-11, 6pm-8:30pm. Hill Country Christian Church “Everywhere Fun Fair - Where God's World Comes Together" (VBS for PreK-5th Grade & VBS-PLUS for 6th–8th Grades). Kick-Off Family Picnic Sunday, July 7th at 5pm. 20845 Hwy 46 W, Spring Branch (Next to HEB & SB Middle School), 830-980-2019. www.trymychurch.com • Mon-Wed, July 8-10, 9am-11:30am. Canyon Lake Church of Christ (Kids K-6th grade), 42301 FM 3159 in Startzville. 830-899-7077. Sponsored by Chuck and Stacey Ferguson Mainstream Home Theater & Solar Power, 1457 FM 2873, Canyon Lake, 830-864-6040 www.mainstreamhome.com
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... Caring for Kids ... a note from Norma
Summer is here. For many children, the next few months will be fun-filled hot summer days. Sadly, though, my thoughts turn to the children with whom our agency works. They, too, should be San Marcos CASA office New Braunfels CASA office creating happy memories of their childhood summer, but they are June 10th to July 8th June 13th to July 18th facing a different reality. Mondays Thursdays (skipping July 4th) When children are in school, there are extra eyes and ears keep1pm to 5pm 9am to 1p ing up with their lives as their teachers see them every day. A teacher is often the one who notices changes and is a person a child July 20th to August 10th July 16th to August 13th can open up to when he is not safe at home. Saturdays Tuesdays But when school is out for the summer, teachers no longer see 8:30am to 1:30pm 4:30pm to 8:30pm the children daily. Our CASA volunteers will not let the summer CASA’s goal is to appoint 55 new volunteer advocates by August. go by without checking to make sure the children are safe and that If you know someone who would make a great CASA volunteer, let they have someone they can confide in. During the summer months, it is especially important for conthem know these volunteer training sessions area scheduled. cerned community members to report suspected child abuse to the To learn more about volunteer training sessions, call Training Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at www.txaCoordinator Debbie Haynes at 512-392-3578. busehotline.org or by calling 1-800-252-5400. Teachers are a great resource for children, but they must not be the only resource. Keep the children on your mind and in your hearts as you enjoy Recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers who advocate and become the voice for abused and the seasonal changes, and remember that the children in our comneglected children • Needed from all walks of life! munity are also the future of our community. Make a Difference in a Norma Castilla-Blackwell is the Executive Director of CASA of Child’s Life: Central Texas, advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. Volunteers are trained and provided continued supBecome a CASA Volunteer port throughout the commitment. She can be reached by calling Call 830-626-2272 or 512-392-3578 830-626-2272. Canyon Lake Views 26 June 2013 Make a Difference in the life of a child, become a CASA Volunteer.
Medications and driving: Senior or not bu Barbara Rosen
When it comes to drinking alcohol and driving, most people are pretty clear: you don’t do it. But what about when you’ve taken some painkillers, or a cold remedy? What about the medications prescribed by your doctor? Prescription medications have made aging, and the health conditions that accompany the process, much easier to manage. Unfortunately, these medications and driving don’t always mix. Many medications can cause drowsiness, sap energy and slow reaction time. An additional factor can be dangerous drug interactions. Many times, older people see more than one doctor, each of whom may prescribe a different type of medication. When taken together, some drugs can multiply impairment and make it extremely risky to operate a vehicle. Not all medications affect your driving, but quite a few do. Some medications can also interact with alcohol, making drinking and driving more dangerous, even if you have had less to drink than the legal alcohol limit. The types of drugs most likely to increase risk of a car crash are: • treatments for diabetes that lower your blood sugar, • treatments for epilepsy or Parkinson disease, • calming drugs such as tranquilizers, • stimulants, antidepressants, and • drugs that affect the nervous system, such as strong painkillers, antipsychotics and beta-blockers. Read the fine print. If a medication you’re taking is labeled “Do not use while operating heavy machinery,” let someone else drive. If any medication makes you feel sleepy or disoriented, don’t drive. Also remember: • Inform your doctor about any non-prescription medications you are taking. This includes alcohol, which can interact with some drugs and cause serious side effects. • Discuss your medications and their effects with your doctor or pharmacist. • Always check with your doctor before stopping any medication. Wimberley Home Health has serviced the healthcare needs of Wimberley, Canyon Lake, and outlying communities since 1997. They care for those who choose to obtain medical care and attention necessary to remain healthy at home. The highly experienced staff tailors services to meet the specific needs of their patients. Call 512-847-7080 for information or visit www. WimberleyHome Health.com. Texas LicenseD #133925
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BBQ Lunches & Raffle Tickets For Sale The Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800 will host their 23rd annual 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4th at 11am. This year the parade includes Lackland AFB Drum & Bugle Corps and a fly over from the Commemorative AF (vintage WW II planes). The VFW Post will offer a BBQ lunch at $10 per plate following the parade. Parade participation is open to anyone who wants to enter a float, marching group, antique autos, horse riding groups, etc. Pick up parade entry forms at VFW Post 8800 in Startzville, or call 830-899-7774 for more information. To help the VFW with parade costs, raffle tickets are available at the VFW Post. This year the VFW is raffling a $250 gift card for 1st prize, $150 gift card – 2nd prize • Three $100 Visa Gift Cards Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 The drawing will be held the 4th of July at the Post Hall. You don’t need to be present to win. Support the troops; see you there! Startz Memorial Post 8800, 830-899-7774 (after 2)
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An introduction to the geology of Texas by Jamie Kinscherff The geologic history of Texas can be traced back at least two billion years. The oldest rocks were made from cooling magma (hot, liquid rock made from many types of minerals). Examples of these very old rocks can be seen at the surface around Llano and Marathon. At Enchanted Rock, you can touch and walk on some of the oldest rock exposed on earth. Looking at a geologic map of Texas, you see an “S” shape that trends from Dallas to Austin to San Antonio. This is the current boundary between the older rocks exposed to the west/northwest and the younger rocks to the east/southeast. This boundary is also marked by the Balcones Fault zone – an area where strata (layers of rock) have dropped down to the south and east. The time frame about 550 million years ago was the beginning of the Paleozoic Era when Texas varied from being covered by shallow seas and lowlands. Around 280 million years ago, a major structural uplift occurred lifting the land as much as 3,500 feet above its original position. Central Texas was covered by the Quachita mountain range that was part of the Appalachian Range. At this time, several marine basins were formed to the west that are rimmed with extensive limestone reefs that hold large reservoirs of oil. The yellowish tan rocks we see along road cuts, in canyons and exposed on hillsides in the hill country, are limestone strata that were deposited when Texas was again covered by warm, shallow seas. Many marine animals extract minerals from the ocean water to make their shells or skeletons. When these creatures die, their hard parts fall to the ocean floor where they, over time, are covered by layer after layer of more sediment. Pressure and cementation cause the sediments to harden and turn to stone – limestone. The layers around Canyon Lake are part of the Glen Rose Formation and are 107 to 113 million years old. Just north of San Antonio, faulting caused strata to shift as much as 700 feet lower, so the city sits atop the younger Edwards limestone. When it rains, the water infiltrates into the ground flowing through faults and fractures creating the extensive cave systems (and aquifers) we have around here. Go outside and pick up a rock, think about how old it is and how it was formed. You have just started your journey as a geologist. As a Volunteer at the Heritage Museum, Jamie leads kids' proBar is open to the Public - Opens 10am grams that teach about dinosaurs and fossils. He also volunteers as a tour guide at Canyon Gorge. In his 'free' time that, of course, isn't free, he teaches Earth Science and Astronomy to elementary school kids at a nearby Montessori School. Jamie also runs a small after the Parade! of JULY helping •H•H• OPEN 4th H Stop bylandowners •H•H•land land•Hmanagement business meet•Htheir management goals. For more information, call 830-899-4542. OPEN 4th of OPEN JULY 4th • Summer 1- Aug 15, 10am-4pm Daily of JULYHours by after the Parade! H StopJune
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Community JUNE Events
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• Sat-Sun, June 14-15, 10-4, Friends’ 2nd Annual Women’s Accessories Sale & library fundraiser at and for the Tye Preston Memorial Library. 830-964-3744. • Sat, June 15, 1pm. Friends Family Theatre at TPML presents Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph.” Enjoy the movie and free popcorn. Everyone is welcome. • Tue, June 17, 1:30pm. Emergency Preparedness presentation by Comal County Office of Public Health at TPML, 830-964-3744. Call 830-221-1150 for info.• Tues, June 18, 10am. Habitat for Safe Seniors’ Food Fair for Families with Children is held. Call 830899-2256 8am-noon, Monday-Thursday. Preregistration required. • Wed, June 19, 10am. CL Republican Women meet this month only at the Community Building across from the library. 899-7555. • Mon. June 24, 1pm. Brain Fitness Improve Your Memory presentation by Brainstorm Mind Fitness, LLC. CRRC Senior Program, Community Building, 830-964-2937. • Sat, June 22, 6-9pm. Wing Society Social for CASA advocates, a diverse group of community volunteers meet one another is held in Canyon Lake. 830-626-2272 • Tues, June 25, 5:30-7:30pm. The last Tuesday Chamber Mixer is held at The Studio @ Fischer (3711 FM 484) 5:30-7:30pm • Thurs, July 4, 11am. Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800 hosts Canyon Lake’s 4th of July parade in Startzville. Call 830-899-7774 after 2.
Evergreen Calendar • Every Sun, 10:30am. Sunday Sermon Series at Hill Country Bible Church, 20885 FM 306 at Tamarack Drive. 830-935-2945. • Every 1st & 3rd Sunday, 2pm. Contagious Conversation, spiritually-based support group for women (all ages). At times we need a place to unwind. 830-865-3866. • Every 2nd Sat. Canyon Lake Trade Day at The Canyon Lake Event Center. 1273 FM 2673 (across Old Sattler Rd from Mtn Valley Mid School), Sattler. 830-964-6400. • Every Mon-Thur, 6pm and Every Tue & Fri at 9am. Official Zumba classes at Canyon Lake Event Center, 1273 FM 2673. Sattler, 830-964-6400. • Every 1st & 3rd Mon, 6:33pm. Optimist Club meets. TPMLibrary. 830-935-2578. • Every 1st Mon, 10:30am. Pilot Club meets. TPMLibrary. 830-832-0340. • Every 4th Mon, 6pm. St.Thomas Cancer Support Group, Ed. Bldg. 210-382-5889. • Every 1st & 3rd Tue, 4:30-6:30pm. CLArea Writers Group (CLAW) meets at TPML. NEW CLAW contact. Rodney Smith, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. 830-964-3744. • Every 3rd Tues, 7pm. Native Plant Society, Lindheimer Chap meets. GVTC. 935-4699. • Every 3rd & 4th Tues, 7pm. Wii Bowling, VFWPost 8800, Startzville. 830-899-7774 after 2. • Every Tues & Wed, Noon to 1pm. The Solutions Group of AA meets at the First BaptistChurch of Canyon Lake, 13085 FM 306, For info, call Stan at 830-388-6084. • Every Wed, 7:30pm. Dart Tournament, Sattler’s VFW 8573. Public welcome. 964-3334. • Every 1st Wed, Noon-1pm, Voices Tour, CASA’s NB office. Lunch incl. 830-626-2272. • Every 2nd Wed, Noon-1pm, Voices Tour, CASA’s SMarcos office w/lunch. 512-392-3578. • Every 3rd Wed, 10am. CL Republican Women meet at TPMLibrary except June. 899-7555. • Every Thur, 7-9pm. Celebrate Recovery (ALL Hurts, Habits, and Hangups). Pizza at 6:30. Cowboys for Jesus Christian Fellowship, 8400 FM 32, Fischer. 830-832-8302. • Every Thur, Noon-1pm. CLRotary meets at speakers on local to international subjects. TPMLibrary. Public welcome. Lunch included ($12). 830-935-2728. • Every Thur, 7-11pm. Steak Night, Midnight Express. 830-964-3700. (Karaoke Friday) • Every Thur, 7:30pm. BINGO, VFW Post/Startzville. Kitchen opens 6pm. 830-899-7774. • Every Thur, 11-3. “Dam Seniors” meet for pot luck lunch, games, and visiting. CRRC Seniors Programs at the Community Bldg. next to Rec Center. 830-964-2937. • Every 1st & 3rd Thur, Noon. CLNoon Lions Club at CLGolf Club, 830-899-4406. • Every 3rd Thur, 10am. Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library meet. 830-899-4015. • Every 3rd Thur, 7pm. Texas Master Naturalists/Lindheimer meets. Agri-Life Bldg, 325 Resource behind Moe Schwab Recycle Center. 830-620-3440. • Every last Thur, Noon-1pm. Learn about New Life Children’s Center. RSVP 964-4390. • Every Fri, 5pm-830pm. Burger Night at VFW Post 8800/Startzville. 830-899-7774. • Every 2nd Fri, 10am. Democratic Women of Comal County meet at TPML. 830-832-4957.
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Calendar Summer Calendar at TPML Refer to tpml.org for program details and reading hints. (courtesy of TPML eNewsletter)
In the summer, the library turns into a place filled with programs designed to inspire people of all ages to read. The idea is to make it fun so small people from ages 3-12, teens from 12-17, and adults will each be reading for rewards and prizes especially suited for their age group. Of course, reading itself is the best reward, and that is the reason we leave it up to the readers to pick their own book titles. For the first time the Children’s Opening Day Carnival for the Summer Reading Program is held on a Saturday, hopefully to allow more families to participate. Activities include a Jump Castle, firemen and a fire truck, face painting, hat making, balloon animals, craft activities, snacks, and more. The children sign up for the Summer Reading Program there. Once registered, the kids are ready to start reading and compete to win one of ten bicycles donated by the Pilot Club. There’s also daily Flashing Blue Light specials for children and Flashing Red Light specials for adults which reward readers with a surprise if they check out a secretly marked book. So, grab your kids, Kindles, your book bags, and get ready to READ! Wednesday Summer Reading Programs start at 10am • Saturday, June 8, 10-Noon - Opening day carnival & registration for Summer Reading • Wed., June 12 - “Canyon Lake through time: Dinosaurs to Lake Days” presented by the Heritage Museum • Wed., June 19 - Live outdoor flying birds of prey program presented by Last Chance Forever Birds of Prey Conservancy • Wed., June 26 - Craft day, along with singer Al Barlow. A visit from author, Aaron Zook will follow for chapter book readers. • Wed., July 3 - Puppet presentation of the book, “The Uglified Ducky” • Wed., July 10 - Announcement of winners of the 10 bicycles winners from Summer Reading Program. You must be present to win. Hot dogs & chips are provided for all! • Monthly Movie. A free children’s movie is sponsored by The Friends of the Library one Saturday each month with Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” scheduled for June. Enjoy the movie and free popcorn. Everyone is welcome.. Visit tpml.org or call to get details. The following programs are temporarily suspended during Summer Reading Program weeks with all energies focused there. • Every Wedesday, 10am (Sept-May). . Preschool Storytime and Baby Lapsit: every Wednesday beginning at 10am (except during the Summer Reading Program weeks). Join us at the library to share a good book, songs, crafts and a snack. • 2nd Monday (Sept-May). Get Ready for Kindergarten for children ages 3-5. Please call or come in to sign up for this program. • Most 2nd & 4th Saturdays (Sept-May), 11am. Books with Bailey: Bailey is an Australian Shepherd who enjoys being read to by kids of all ages. Children who are normally reluctant to read aloud really open up around Bailey, who doesn’t mind a bit when a reader stumbles over a hard word. Bailey arrives twice a month on Saturday at 11am. Click on “Calendar” at www.tpml.org or call to check if it’s Bailey’s Saturday. • Millionaire’s Reading Club (Sept-May) for grades 2 through 8. Read a million words by reading lots of books and completing educational activities. MRC meets in the children’s area at TPML on the 2nd & 4th Mondays at 3pm, but arriving by 4pm is OK. Adult Summer Reading 2013
By popular demand, the Adult Summer Reading Program returns. It was so much fun last year that people are waiting to sign up. We enjoyed the "competitive spirit" the contest brought out in some readers. Some of you read a lot and our circulation numbers showed it. We want this year to surpass last year. Registration has started but you can sign up at the Help Desk if you’re up to the challenge. You could be the lucky winner of a flashing red light special at checkout and get to pick out a grown up treat. Let us know what you're reading, what you liked, and those you didn't. Tell us on Facebook all about your latest journey through your favorite read! Computer classes, Lunch and Learn, Coffee with the Author, and other adult programs break during summer months. We’ll return in the fall with some new classes and speakers for topics you have been asking for. So relax this summer, read a good book, and we’ll get back to brain training in September. We’ll see you then!” The Staff at TPML, tpml.org, 830-964-3744
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