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How to Avoid Probate

Sarah Morrow Rotthier

Five Garage Safety Tips

Family Features

Solve Busy Weeknights with Simple, Satisfying Meals

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The Difficulties of Tooth Loss

Dr. Holly Gregory

A Legacy of Smiles Continues: Welcoming Dr. Viviana Stellenwerf, D.D.S.

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Celebrating Earth Day

Spring Renewal: Transforming Your Home With Lakeside Floors

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April Events Calendar

Walk Your Way to Better Health

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How to Avoid Probate

By far, the #1 goal for my estate planning clients is for their loved ones to avoid probate (the process of asking a court to validate a will) when they die. While I like to reassure clients that probate is not the worst outcome (Texas is a probate-friendly state), there are ways to avoid it in many circumstances.

Ensure All Assets Have Rights of Survivorship or Beneficiary Designations. Below is a summary of the least expensive ways to avoid probate when you pass away. These avenues work best when all your primary and contingent (backup) beneficiaries are fully functioning adults.

1) Rights of Survivorship. If you are married, adding your spouse as a joint owner of your bank accounts and brokerage accounts typically gives them rights of survivorship. Some people choose to add a child as a joint owner with rights of survivorship as well. In many cases, if the child is financially responsible, this can be advantageous; however, for adult children who do not manage their money well, this can be a terrible idea and you should instead consider only designating such child (or children) as a beneficiary on your account.

2) Beneficiary Designation or Payable on Death (“POD”). For your bank accounts, brokerage accounts, 401K, IRA, life insurance policies, and other financial accounts, you may designate your loved ones as beneficiaries to receive these assets upon your death.

3) Transfer on Death Deed (“TODD”) for Real Estate. As between spouses,

it is optimal to name children as beneficiaries as well; however, this requires a thorough discussion of the pros and cons of naming multiple children to own real estate together.

If all of your assets pass in one of the ways provided above, it is unlikely that probate will be necessary; however, it is still important to have a Last Will and Testament in place because, despite our best laid plans, it is quite common that one of the following occurs: an asset is missing a beneficiary designation at the time of death, the beneficiary predeceases you, your financial institution merges or changes ownership and fails to carry over beneficiary designations, your financial institution can’t locate your beneficiary designation, or you receive an inheritance shortly before death and fail to claim it or designate beneficiaries, etc.

Create (and fund) a Revocable Living Trust (“RLT”). An RLT is another way to avoid probate, but it is more costly upfront and requires transferring assets to the trustee of the RLT while you are living or upon your death (via one of the methods described above).

As always, I encourage you to consult with an estate planning attorney to talk through your goals and specific circumstances.

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Five Garage Safety Tips

When you throw open the windows, you’ll likely be spending more time with the garage door open, too. Make access to your outdoor equipment safer with these tips to get your garage ready for the warmer months.

Organizing clutter is part of the process, but warmer weather can also serve as a reminder to make sure your garage equipment and features are secure and functioning properly.

•Your garage floor tends to capture grime and grit from the outdoors, especially where your car sits. Take time to thoroughly sweep and mop, but also take stock of the floor’s condition for any chips or other damage that may grow worse over time and pose a risk for tripping or other safety issues.

•Check your garage door performance. Ensure doors are rolling smoothly with no hitches. If you do happen to notice any abnormalities, it’s a good time to investigate. In some cases, a little grease or a minor adjustment is all you need to get things back on track.

•Don’t forget to check your garage door sensors, too. Warmer weather means animals and children (and their toys) are more likely to find themselves in an automated door’s path when it begins to lower. Ensure sensors are operating properly to prevent injury or property damage.

•Verify all outlets, lights and other electrical features are in proper operating condition and all wires are intact and free of damage or fraying.

•Ensure any poisonous materials, such as paint, garden pesticides, cleaners and automotive fluids, are safely stored out of reach of pets and children that may have increased access to the garage during warmer months. Also check for spills or leaks of any potentially hazardous or flammable materials.

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Shoulder pain can severely limit your mobility and lessen your quality of life.

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Stiffness and pain, particularly in the morning or at night

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Solve Busy Weeknights with Simple, Satisfying Meals

Juggling those weeknight responsibilities including homework, catching up on emails, after-school activities, social events and more can leave families scrambling when it comes time for dinner. When your busy schedule leaves little time to spend in the kitchen, turn to family favorites you can put on the table in 20 minutes or less to give loved ones the fuel they need without sacrificing taste or quality.

Take Taco Tuesdays to a new level (without the hassle) with this deconstructed version of classic fish tacos. Served over a bed of quinoa and drizzled with yogurt crema, these Baja Fish Taco Bowls let you switch up average taco nights by swapping out tortillas and shells for quick-cooking, protein-packed quinoa mixed with nutrient-dense kale. This easy, satisfying meal adds deliciously seasoned fish, creamy avocado and hearty whole grains to your diet with a lighter version of Baja sauce as a perfect companion for fish tacos.

At its core, this tasty weeknight meal relies on the ease and light, nutty flavor of Success Tri-Color Boil-in-Bag Quinoa, which is ready in just 10 minutes. It’s packed with protein, all nine essential amino acids and is a good source of fiber, making it a perfect solution for busy moments whether your loved ones eat vegan, vegetarian or a mix of everything.

If a jam-packed calendar calls for a light dinner, or you’re searching for a quick side to pair with your protein of choice, add a little color to the table with this Edamame Brown Rice and Lentil Salad. Brimming with tasty, colorful ingredients like bell peppers, cucumbers and more, it’s a wholesome and satisfying way to recharge after a long day.

Take the guesswork out of cooking this flavorful salad with 100% whole grain Success Boil-in-Bag Brown Rice, offering highquality, pre-cooked grains that’s ready in just 10 minutes without measure or mess. It leaves you with a serving of fluffy, nutty brown rice that cooks up perfectly every time to take some stress out of family dinners.

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Baja Fish Taco Bowls / Servings: 4

2 bags Success Tri-Color Quinoa

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 white-fleshed fish fillets (5-6 ounces each)

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon lime zest

1 teaspoon lime juice

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

4 cups packed baby kale

1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced

Prepare quinoa according to package directions.In large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Season fish with Cajun seasoning and salt. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until fish is lightly browned and starts to flake. Set aside.In small bowl, stir yogurt, lime zest, lime juice and cumin.In medium bowl, toss quinoa with kale. Divide between four bowls. Top each with fish, sliced avocado and dollop of yogurt and lime crema. Substitutions: Use taco seasoning or chili powder in place of Cajun seasoning. Use arugula or baby spinach instead of kale.

Edamame Brown Rice and Lentil Salad /Servings: 4

1 bag Success Brown Rice

1 cup cooked green or brown lentils

1 cup edamame, cooked, cooled and shelled

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 cucumber, diced

1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 cup roasted almonds and sunflower seeds (optional)


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Prepare rice according to package directions. In large mixing bowl, combine rice, lentils, edamame, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion and parsley. Toss gently to combine. To make dressing: In separate small bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined. Toss salad with dressing until well combined. Sprinkle with roasted almonds and sunflower seeds, if desired.

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The Difficulties of Tooth Loss

Few of us expect at a young age that we will reach a point in our lives where we will lose one or more of our teeth. The idea of having teeth extracted is associated with aging and sometimes with a sense of personal failure: that we did not take good care of ourselves, did not seek professional care often enough, did not eat the foods we should have or clean our teeth the way we should have.

The reality is that in America, 70% of adults have lost at least one tooth. And by the age of 65, roughly 17% of us will lose all of our teeth. In many cases, tooth loss is associated with genetic factors. While it is always important to take the best care of ourselves that we are able to, losing teeth should not represent a personal failure.

Removable dental prosthetics including partial and full dentures present major challenges including compromising the ability of the patient to chew; rubbing against sensitive gum, tongue, and cheek tissue and creating sores; altering the patient’s speech with bulky acrylic in their mouth; and making food less flavorful. That having been said, some patients are able to tolerate removable prosthetics well and stay within a tighter budget than dental implants allow. Dental implants are an option for most patients and result in a permanent set of teeth that do not have the same challenges that removable prosthetics have.

The process of having teeth extracted can be traumatic both physically and emotionally if it is not handled with care and expertise. When teeth are extracted, there are surgical options available at the time of tooth removal that make it more likely your prosthetic will fit well and more likely you will have the option to have dental implants in the future. These surgical options are usually available in specialist offices and patients should know their options with specialists before having teeth extracted. Whether you are having one tooth extracted or more than one, we are happy to give options to patients including a full range of specialist services for both removable and permanent implant-supported teeth.

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A Legacy of Smiles Continues: Welcoming Dr. Viviana Stellenwerf, D.D.S.

As Kingwood community continues to thrive, it's heartwarming to see traditions upheld and legacies continued, especially when it involves the health and well-being of residents. This spring, a new chapter unfolds in the story of a family that has served Kingwood with dedication and compassion for over three decades. We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of the Stellenwerf Dental Studio on May 1, 2024, led by Dr. Viviana Stellenwerf DDS, a Kingwood native committed to continuing her family's remarkable legacy in dentistry.

The story of the Stellenwerf family's journey in dentistry is nothing short of inspiring. Dr. William Stellenwerf, a name synonymous with excellence in dental care, served the Kingwood community from 1984 until his retirement in 2018. His dedication to his practice and patients set a high standard in dental care, making him a beloved figure in Kingwood. The office space, which has seen generations of families walk through its doors, holds a special place in the hearts of the Stellenwerf family. Before it was his clinic it was a pediatric office where Dr. William took his daughter Viviana as a child, it later became his dental practice, and now, it embarks on a new journey with Dr. Viviana at the helm.

From a tender age of five, Dr. Viviana Stellenwerf knew she wanted to follow in her father's footsteps. Her journey from a kindergarten graduation ceremony, where she first proclaimed her dream of becoming a dentist, to her advanced education and training in general dentistry, showcases her passion and dedication to her craft. Dr. Viviana brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and innovation to her practice. Her educational background, with a BS degree in chemistry and biology from SMU and a DDS degree from Texas A&M College of Dentistry, complemented by an advanced education in general dentistry at the Bruce Carter VA Hospital, has prepared her to offer a wide range of dental services with the same core values of ethics and attention to detail.

The Stellenwerf Dental Studio is not just a dental practice; it's a continuation of a legacy deeply rooted in the Kingwood community. Dr. Viviana's fluency in both English and Spanish, her commitment to understanding the needs and concerns of each patient, and her passion for building lifelong relationships within the community speak volumes about her dedication to providing exceptional dental care.

The grand opening of the Stellenwerf Dental Studio offers an exciting opportunity for residents to experience a range of dental services, from general dentistry to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, all under one roof. With special offers for new patients, including a free second opinion and a complimentary take-home whitening kit for the first 25 patients, there's never been a better time to prioritize your dental health.

As Dr. Viviana takes the reins of the practice her father once led, we look forward to seeing the Stellenwerf legacy flourish further, bringing smiles to the faces of Kingwood residents for many more years to come. We invite you to join us in welcoming Dr. Viviana Stellenwerf and to learn more about the Stellenwerf Dental Studio by visiting them online at The Dental Studio is located at 2325 Timber Shadows Dr. Bldg A, Kingwood, TX 77339.

Here's to a future filled with bright smiles and continued community well-being!

Dr. Viviana Stellenwerf, D.D.S. with her father Dr. Wiliam Stellenwerf, D.D.S. at her graduation in 2021. Dr. Viviana Stellenwerf, D.D.S. at her new Dental Studio Location.

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Celebrating Earth Day Together: A Family Journey Through History and Action

April 22nd marks a day of global recognition, uniting communities and families in a shared mission to protect the Earth for future generations. This year, as we prepare to celebrate, let’s take a moment to delve into the rich history of Earth Day and explore meaningful ways families can honor this day together.

The Origins of Earth Day

Earth Day’s inception dates back to 1970, a time when environmental issues were often overshadowed by industrial progress. Pollution ran rampant with little to no regulation, leading to smoggy skies and contaminated waterways. It was against this backdrop that Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, inspired by the energy of student anti-war movements, saw an opportunity to infuse the emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution with a newfound environmental awareness. Thus, the idea of a national day to focus on the environment was born.

The first Earth Day was a resounding success, drawing participation from 20 million Americans—nearly 10% of the U.S. population at the time. This mass mobilization of people across cities, colleges, and communities marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. The impact was profound, leading to the establishment of the

United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of critical environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

Earth Day 2024 Planet vs. Plastics

The theme for Earth Day 2024 is “Planet vs. Plastics.” This theme focuses on the critical issue of plastic pollution and emphasizes the urgency of advocating for the reduction of plastic use to protect our planet. Plastic pollution affects every aspect of the natural world. It harms marine life, with countless sea creatures ingesting or becoming entangled in plastic debris, leading to injury or death. On land, plastics clog waterways and contribute to flooding, while also posing a threat to wildlife. Microplastics, tiny particles that result from the breakdown of larger plastic items, have infiltrated ecosystems globally, even making their way into the human food chain.

In 2024 various actions are encouraged to combat plastic pollution, such as: Reducing Single-Use Plastics. Individuals are encouraged to minimize their use of single-use plastics, such as bags, bottles, straws, and cutlery. Opting for reusable alternatives can significantly cut down on plastic waste. Recycling and Proper Disposal. Proper recycling and disposal of plastics can help reduce pollution. Communities can organize local clean-up drives to collect plastic waste from natural areas and urban environments. Supporting Plastic Bans. Advocating for and supporting local and national bans on singleuse plastics can drive change at a policy level, pushing for the adoption of eco-friendly alternatives. Educating Others. Spreading awareness about the impact of plastic pollution and ways to reduce plastic use can inspire others to take action. Schools, workplaces, and communities can host educational sessions or workshops.



a Family: Making Earth Day


Fast forward to today, Earth Day has evolved into a global event recognized by over 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. It’s a day that transcends borders, cultures, and generations, offering a unique opportunity for families to come together in support of our planet’s health. Here are some ways families can celebrate Earth Day and foster a deeper connection with the environment:

Planting Trees and Gardens: Participate in local tree-planting events or start a garden at home. Whether it’s a flower, vegetable, or herb garden, the act of planting and nurturing life instills a sense of responsibility towards nature in children and adults alike.

Cleanup Drives: Join or organize community cleanups in local parks, beaches, or neighborhoods. It’s a tangible way to contribute to the health of the planet while teaching children about the impact of litter and pollution.

Educational Activities: Use Earth Day as an opportunity for learning. Visit a local museum, science center, or environmental exhibit. Many institutions offer special Earth Day activities that are both educational and fun for the whole family.

Sustainable Lifestyle Changes: Discuss as a family small but significant changes you can make to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. This could include reducing water usage, switching to reusable products, or starting to recycle if you haven’t already. Setting goals as a family can be a powerful motivator.

Support Local and Sustainable Businesses: Make a family outing of visiting a local farmer’s market or eco-friendly businesses. It’s a great way to teach kids about the importance of supporting local economies and sustainable practices.

Crafts and Art: Get creative with recycled materials. Engage in arts and crafts that repurpose items that would otherwise be thrown away. It’s a fun way to highlight the importance of recycling and reusing.

Nature Walks and Hikes: Spend time outdoors appreciating the natural beauty of our planet. Nature walks and hikes can be enlightening, offering a moment to reflect on why we must protect our environment.

Advocacy and Awareness: Lastly, Earth Day is a perfect time to advocate for the environment. As a family, learn about environmental policies and initiatives. Writing letters to elected officials or participating in environmental advocacy groups can be empowering actions, showing children that they have a voice in the future of our planet.

As we celebrate Earth Day, let’s remember that every action, no matter how small, contributes to a larger impact. This Earth Day, let us recommit as families and communities to be stewards of the environment, not just for ourselves, but for the countless generations that will follow. It’s a journey of collective action, learning, and hope—a journey that, when embarked upon together, can lead to a brighter, more sustainable future for our planet.

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Spring Renewal: Transforming Your Home with Lakeside Floors To Go

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the irresistible urge to clear out the old and usher in the new—especially within our homes. If you’re feeling inspired to give your space a seasonal refresh, you’re in luck! Right here in the Lake Houston area, we have our very own gem, Lakeside Floors To Go, ready to help turn your home update dreams into reality. This isn’t just any flooring company; it’s a place where quality meets care, and where your home’s transformation is supported by neighbors who truly want the best for you.

Being part of the Lake Houston community means something special at Lakeside Floors To Go. Unlike the distant feel of big box stores, when you step into Lakeside, you’re entering a space where your presence makes a difference. The team here knows that choosing them contributes significantly to our local economy—your investment stays right here in our community, making it a better place for all of us.

What could be more exciting than picking out the perfect updates for your home this spring? Whether you’re dreaming of hardwood floors that gleam in the sunlight, elegant tiles that make your kitchen or bathroom sparkle anew, or perhaps stylish yet durable vinyl for a family-friendly living area, Lakeside has it all. And it’s not just floors; their range of granite and quartz countertops, along with complete shower remodels, means you can achieve a total spring renewal that reflects your personal taste and lifestyle.

But here’s the best part: Lakeside Floors To Go makes the whole process feel like a breeze. Imagine chatting about the latest flooring trends or countertops with a friend who just happens to know a lot about them. That’s what it feels like there. The team’s expertise, combined with a genuine enthusiasm for what they do, makes choosing the right options for your home not only easy but enjoyable.

And let’s talk about the difference choosing Lakeside can make. It’s not just about getting new floors or countertops; it’s about experiencing top-notch customer service and support from neighbors who care deeply about this community and its residents. They’re here to offer one-on-one advice, ensuring that your selections not only look fantastic but are perfectly suited to your needs and preferences.

At Lakeside Floors To Go, it’s all about bringing your vision to life in a way that reflects your unique style, with a touch of spring’s fresh energy. The team is excited to guide you through the process, from inspiration to installation, making sure every detail is taken care of with the highest level of professionalism and kindness.

So, as you open your windows to let in the fresh spring air and start dreaming of ways to refresh your home, remember that Lakeside Floors To Go is ready to embark on this rejuvenating journey with you. Pop by their showroom and explore the possibilities for a home that not only welcomes spring but tells the story of your life and style. Here’s to a season of new beginnings and beautiful transformations, together with our trusted friends at Lakeside.

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Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

As the weather begins to warm and days get longer, it’s important to begin preparing your yard for a healthy growing season. While factors like climate, soil type and grass type can all impact how your yard grows, there are a few steps you can take during the spring months to help your lawn thrive.

From dethatching and aerating to fertilizing and mowing, tackling these simple chores can help ensure your yard looks its best and is prepared to fight off seasonal weeds, disease and drought.

Tune Your Mower

Before it’s time for the first mowing of the season, inspect your mower and perform any routine maintenance necessary. That goes beyond sharpening, or replacing, the blade, and includes changing the oil, spark plugs and filter as well as filling with a fresh tank of gas.

Loosen the Thatch Layer

While it’s important to avoid working on your lawn until after the final freeze to avoid damaging the grass, raking your yard with a spring tine rake to loosen thatch – the layer of leaves, roots and dead grass that builds up between live grass and soil – before the first mow is equally important. Be sure to rake when the soil is dry; if it’s too soft or muddy, you may pull up healthy grass crowns.

Combat Compacted Soil

If your soil has become compacted – likely the effect of heavy foot traffic – and is too dense for water, air and other nutrients to reach the roots of your grass, aerating can help break it up and reduce thatch. A core, or plug, aerator can introduce tiny holes into your soil by removing plugs of grass and soil, which lets nutrients more easily reach the roots. An added bonus, the plugs can decompose on top of your grass, supplying more nutrients.

Fill in Bare Spots

If your lawn is looking sparse, overseeding, which involves spreading grass seed over your existing lawn, can help fill in bare spots. Be sure to choose the right type of seed for your climate and soil type to ensure proper growth. Applying a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer at the same time can provide additional nutrients that are important for promoting healthy growth.

Start Seasonal Mowing

When the ground is dry enough and your grass is long enough to require cutting, begin seasonal mowing. Be sure to use proper techniques, including varying your mowing direction each time to avoid creating patterns or ruts, and avoid cutting grass too low, which can make the lawn more susceptible to weeds and drought stress. In general, never remove more than one-third of the grass blade at a time.

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Join us for a night of fun!

April 13th at the Humble Civic Center

Skip the boring dinner, put on your boots and bling, and try your luck at the tables or kick your heels up and dance the night away. We’ll have plenty of fun activities, including gaming tables, food stations, live music, online auction, silent auction, 5 different raffles, and a wine pull. Event tickets, activity tickets, drink and poker chip tickets all available to purchase in advance!

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Walk Your Way to Better Health

A walk is not just good for your body, it’s also good for your soul. Physical activity, like walking, is one of the best ways to reduce stress and boost your mood. However, reports show walking rates are declining steadily in the United States.

On average, 1 out of every 4 U.S. adults sits for longer than eight hours each day, per research from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, which can have negative consequences on physical and mental health. Regular exercise improves mood, boosts energy and can even help you sleep better. Staying active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy.

Consider this advice from the American Heart Association, which has worked for decades to promote policies and strategies that make it easier for communities to get and stay active. One example is National Walking Day, established by the organization to encourage people to move more throughout the day so they can feel, think, sleep and live better.

Indeed, adding more movement can benefit your body and mind in numerous ways, such as:

Lowering disease risk. Getting the recommended amount of physical activity (at least 150 minutes of moderate, 75 minutes of vigorous or a combination of those activities per week) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, improved mental health and cognitive function and lower risk of depression, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.

Increasing sunlight exposure. Outdoor exercise is an easy way to get moving and take in the sunlight, which can improve mood, boost immunity and help you get some vitamin D. Spending time outdoors is a no-cost option and has been shown to reduce stress, promote a sense of belonging and improve mood.

Improving cognitive and mental function. Physical activity keeps your mind sharp now and later. Studies show higher fitness levels are linked to better attention, learning, working memory and problem solving. What’s more, a study published in the “British Journal of Sports Medicine” shows people who get the recommended amount of physical activity are less likely to develop depression.

Living longer. Healthy life expectancy can be positively impacted by increasing activity. According to research published in the “American Journal of Epidemiology,” swapping just 30 minutes of sitting with low-intensity physical activity reduced risk of death by 17%.

Get moving to reduce your stress and step into better health. Learn more at

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Get Inspired to Get Moving. A little creativity can go a long way to make your walk more fun. You might think of walking as a solo activity, but a companion makes it even more enjoyable. Ask colleagues, friends or family to join you.

A walk is a perfect excuse to take a break from a long day at your desk. If you work remotely, take a conference call on the go or plan your walk as a reward for completing a project.

Use your walk as a guilt-free opportunity to listen to a new audiobook or create a walking soundtrack of your favorite upbeat music.

Mix up your scenery. Taking new routes keeps your walks interesting and helps prevent boredom from traveling the same predictable path.

If you need an extra nudge to get moving, a pet may help you get fit. Dog parents are more likely to reach their fitness goals than those without canine companions. In fact, according to the “Journal of Physical Activity & Health,” dog parents are 34% more likely to fit in 150 minutes of walking a week than non-dog owners. Pets can also help lower stress, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar and boost your overall happiness and well-being.


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Dream Big! Win a new 2024 Corvette

Stingray Coupe LT1 while helping charities

Have fun and dream a little. How would you feel if you’re the lucky winner driving off in this gorgeous, brand new 2024 Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT! And, with its sleek, mid-engine design, you’ll be thrilled how fast you’ll pass by everyone else!

The Lake Houston Rotary Club Corvette Raffle is back for its fifth year! Rotary is raffling off a chance for you to win this beautiful, hypersonic gray metallic, 2024 Corvette Stingray Coupe LT1 sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble and one of ten $250 VISA gift cards.

“Every ticket purchased isn’t just a shot at a dream car, it’s an investment in our community,” said Eric Gomez, 2024 Raffle Committee Chair. “Help the Lake Houston Rotary Club make a real difference for local charities and students by purchasing a ticket,” he added.

Raffle tickets are $100 each and your chances of winning are better than the Lotto or Mega Millions because only 1,264 tickets were sold last year! Tickets may be purchased from any Lake Houston Rotary Club member or by clicking on and purchasing your ticket securely online.

Last year the Lake Houston Rotary Foundation provided nearly $85,000 in grants to 17 non-profit organizations with money raised from the Corvette Raffle and the Golf Tournament. They were: Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center, Inspire ND, Hopeful Hearts Ministry, Humble ISD Education Foundation, Society of Saint Stephens, Oaks of Righteousness, Family Promise of Lake Houston, re:Mind Depression and Bipolar Support, Humble Area Assistance Ministries (H.A.A.M), Mission Northeast, Wings Ministries, Boots for Troops, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, The Village Centers, Lake Houston Family YMCA, Community Response Task Force, and Rotary Rose Group. In addition, $13,000 in grants were earmarked specifically for food and given to H.A.A.M, Mission Northeast, Family Promise, Family Time, and The Village Centers.

Charitable grants are made by the Lake Houston Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. All net proceeds are donated. Rotarians promoting the raffle are all volunteers. Club operations are funded by member dues.

This is the second year Lake Houston Rotary Raffle has offered a brand-new Corvette! Some of the features of this 2024 Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT include: 6.2L V8 DI Engine, 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission, Hypersonic Gray Metallic Color Exterior, Jet Black Color Interior, Removable Roof Panel, Bose Premium 10 Speaker Audio System, 8-Way Power Bucket Seats, Remote Vehicle Start, ONSTAR and Wi-Fi Capable, Wireless Phone Projection, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with Google Built-In Capability, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Air Conditioning, Floor Console with USB Ports, Lockable Storage, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Power Windows, Rear Camera Mirror, Leather Seating Surfaces, Carbon Flash Painted Aluminum Wheels, Low Rear Spoiler and Front Splitter, Power Heated Outside Mirrors, LED Headlamps, and much, much more! See it for yourself! You may view the 2024 Corvette and purchase raffle tickets at Robbins Chevrolet, 18611 US-59, in Humble, select community events leading up to the May 2nd raffle prize drawing or at Rotary’s Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 2nd (celebrating early this year) at Tour 18 Golf Course, prior to the live drawing at approximately 3 p.m.

The public is invited to attend and watch the live raffle drawing in person. There is no charge to watch the public drawing. However, there is a

separate charge to participate in the Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament. For more information about the tournament visit lharotarygolf

You do not need to be present to win. Winners not present will be notified by May 6th, 2024. Winners’ names will also be posted on the club’s website and Facebook page.

Online raffle ticket sales will end at Noon on May 2nd. In person sales at Rotary’s Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament will continue until just minutes prior to the drawing. Raffle tickets are $100 each and may be purchased from any club member or online by clicking on this URL link:

Payment of all local, state and federal taxes, tax, title, and license are the responsibility of the winners. Donations are made by the Lake Houston Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity.

The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is a community service organization serving the greater Lake Houston area since 1967 (formerly known as Humble Rotary). Rotarians are neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who see a world where people can unite and take action to make our communities and the world a better place to live and work.

Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area members and guests meet at 11:45 a.m. most Wednesdays for their weekly lunch meeting at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 West Lake Houston Pkwy. in Kingwood. Visitors wishing to learn more about Rotary are welcome.

The Summer Creek Satellite Rotary Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., at Generation Park 3rd floor Nimble Office Suite, 250 Assay St., Houston.

For more information about Rotary or membership, visit www.LHARotary. com or search for our Facebook page @LakeHoustonAreaRotary.

Win this new, 2024 Corvette Stingray 1LT or one of ten $250 Visa gift cards! The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is raffling a chance to win this Corvette in support of local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships. The Rotary Corvette Raffle is sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 1,264 raffle tickets were sold last year). Tickets may be purchased from any club member, at Robbins Chevrolet or securely online at

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Embracing Global Creativity: World Art Day, April 15

As we approach April 15, the world comes together to celebrate World Art Day, a day dedicated to acknowledging and rejoicing in the vast influence of art on humanity. World Art Day was inaugurated to commemorate the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci on April 15, 1452. Da Vinci exemplifies the Renaissance ideal, mastering not only the art of painting but also making significant contributions to science, mathematics, and engineering. His diverse achievements and explorations in both art and science symbolize the holistic nature of human creativity. World Art Day, therefore, was chosen to inspire individuals worldwide to explore and embrace their creative potential and to appreciate the rich tapestry of art forms that have contributed to human culture across the ages.

Art encompasses a vast array of forms like painting, sculpture, and drawing, photography, film, digital art, and performance art. Whether through the classical mediums or contemporary practices, art offers a powerful means of expression that transcends linguistic and cultural divides.

World Art Day ignites a worldwide celebration of art in all its forms. Museums and galleries across the globe may offer special exhibitions to foster public engagement with art. Educational institutions and community centers often organize art-related activities, such as workshops, competitions, and exhibitions, to spotlight local and international talent. Additionally, artists and art enthusiasts share their work and inspirations on social media, creating a vibrant, global community of artistic exchange.

You can celebrate at the Kingwood Spring Art Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 11am6pm at Town Center. You’ll discover a rich tapestry of artistic expression across diverse mediums, from captivating paintings to mesmerizing woodworking. You can also meet the talented artists and craftspeople behind these works of art and explore additional displays and activities, including Humble ISD Featured Students’ Art Display, the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Competition, and a spotlight on live Artists’ Demonstrations of painting techniques throughout the Festival.Admission is FREE, so gather your friends and family for a day filled with creativity, community, and culture!

Some other ways to celebrate world art day:

1. Visit a museum or art gallery in your area.

2. Join an art class or workshop to learn a new skill.

3. Create your own artwork, no matter your experience level.

4. Challenge yourself to a daily drawing or painting challenge.

5. Experience live art, such as theatre, dance, or music performances.

World Art Day is a testament to the power of art to unite, inspire, and transform. Whether you are an artist, an enthusiast, or someone curious about the art world, there are countless ways to participate and celebrate. This April 15, let us all engage with, create, and share the beauty of art in its myriad forms.

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