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Motivating kids to stay fit is a challenge. There’s so much competition: television, computer games, talking to friends on the phone. It’s even harder when the weather is bad or if there’s not a safe place outdoors to exercise. But encouraging children to stay fit is more important than ever. Studies show that a growing number of American children are overweight or obese. This puts them at risk for health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Overweight children tend to have lower self-esteem, too, and may be treated unfairly by other kids in school. Even small amounts of exercise can help children stay at a healthful weight. With some planning, children can find ways to exercise without leaving home. Tame The TV One great way to get kids exercising is to cut back on the amount of time they spend sitting around not moving—especially time spent watching television. An article in the journal Physician and Sportsmedicine shows that reducing TV time diverts children to more active pursuits. Additional studies show a link between TV time and obesity—the more people watch, the more likely they are to be overweight. Your home GYm—no equipmenT required Children can stay in good shape by doing simple exercises in the home, says Ken Baldwin, MEd., a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise. Baldwin, a children’s fitness expert, says children and adolescents “should work on strength-training and agility skills and cardiovascular training.”

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Baldwin recommends this routine: 1. Warm up by running stairs or jumping rope. 2. Stretch the trunk, arms and legs to limber up. 3. Do a set of 10 to 15 pushups, keeping the back straight and stomach muscles tight when going up and down. 4. Do a set of 15 to 25 crunches to work the stomach (abdominal) muscles. Do this lying on your back with your arms behind your head. Keep the small of your back on the ground while lifting your head and shoulders up off the ground. 5. Do a set of 15 to 25 squats to work the lower body. Hold onto the back of a chair or doorknob for support and bend down at the knees and stand up again. When squatting down, keep your back straight, sit straight down and rise straight up again. Keep your knees from moving forward to reduce strain on your ankles. Children and teens should try to repeat this routine until they’ve been active for 30 minutes or more, Baldwin says. As kids gain strength, they can build up their sets from 15 or 20 repetitions to 35 repetitions and upward. Sticking to the routine by doing it every day or every other day will help kids get stronger and keep them in shape, Baldwin says. “These are all things that can be done indoors without any special equipment,” he says. other options: Baldwin says organizations such as the YMCA are great for keeping in shape. Other options include school gyms and swimming pools if they are open in the evening, or malls or shopping centers where children can walk laps. Children can also stay active by doing housework and using stairs instead of the elevator. The key thing is to build activity into a child’s daily routine. Remember that setting a good example helps. Join your child in the exercise routine or plan regular family walks or bicycle trips to keep moving.

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Turn an empty two-liter soda bottle into this cute giggling polar bear! Choose your child’s favorite colors for the hair and mittens. Celebrate winter! What you’ll need: 2 Liter Soda Bottle or Gesso Paint brush White and black acrylic craft paint 2 liter plastic bottle 2 mismatched socks Black marker Pink crayon Scissors 12” white yarn White craft glue Rice, pebbles, pennies, sand, etc (for weight) Pattern ( pdf) How to make it: Remove all labels from bottle and rinse out well. Allow to dry, add some weights (pennies, sand, rice, etc.) and place cap back on bottle. Paint bottle with one coat of gesso and let dry. Paint with one coat of white paint and let dry. Cut one of the socks on half. You will be using the end with the cuff. Use scissors to fringe the cut end of the sock.Use pattern to draw face on the front of the bottle using a black marker. Fill in the nose with black paint. Use a pink crayon to color circles for cheeks.Using the pattern, cut out two mittens from the other sock. Glue one mitten so that it is partially covering the bear’s mouth. Glue the other one lower and pointing toward her belly. Place the cuff end of the first pink sock over the top of the bottle cap. Use yarn to tie a knot around the sock in between the cuff and the fringe. Tie yarn into a bow trim off excess ends, leaving a couple of inches in place. Arrange the fringe so that it flops on top of the hat.

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WRAP 2012 planning is underway! WRAP is Cy-Woods High School’s parent-driven Project Prom organization. The purpose of WRAP is to provide a drug- and alcohol-free all-night party for the graduating seniors and their guests after their prom. Have you filled out your Parent Information Form yet? We need this to get you on our email list! MEETINGS: 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Cy-Woods Commons at 7 PM. UPCOMING EVENTS: - Give Back Night at Raising Cane’s every 1st & 3rd Wednesday! 15% of your purchases all day long will be donated when you mention WRAP to the cashier. No flier needed! Just mention WRAP. This is good for dine in, carry out and drive thru! WRAP is the very first booster club to get a Spirit Night at Raising Cane’s, so let’s make it count! - Night at Newk’s – every 4th Monday. Come support WRAP by dining at Newk’s and 20% of your purchase will be donated when you mention WRAP to the cashier at dinner time. For lunch purchases, you will need to bring the flier (go to the website!). - Kroger Gift Cards: Kroger gives 3% back to WRAP of the amount you load onto the card and you earn 100 WRAP Bucks for every $1 you load on the card! Each card you request will be linked to your senior, so family, friends and neighbors can use it to support your senior and WRAP! Reload the card as often as needed to keep earning WRAP Bucks. (Contact JJ Walden at to get a Kroger Gift Card).

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Keep your eyes open for more details about Mr. Cy-Woods and ‘Rangler & Rhinestones Silent Auction & Dinner. Denim Sponsors: $150-$499; Jewel Sponsors: $500-$999; Diamond Sponsors: $1,000+. To find out more about becoming a community sponsor for this wonderful event, please email


9191 Barker Cypress Rd. Add SoMe L.I.F.e. LeSSonS To Your neW YeAr The Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library (Room 131.) Programs in January are: “Detoxification and Your Health” - Jan. 11th; “Lincoln and the Road to the Emancipation Proclamation” - Jan. 18th and “The Perfection of Deception: Magicians Who Have Changed World History” - Jan. 25th. Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information. Free neW STudenT orIenTATIonS SeT And requIred For FIrST TIMe STudenTS Take a tour, learn about campus programs, meet with an advisor, choose a schedule and register for spring classes at LSC-CyFair’s free New Student Orientations, which all first-time-in-college (FTIC) students are now required to attend. New Student Orientations are set for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in January. All sessions are free, but space is limited and students must pre-register online at to receive a confirmation with room location and other program information. Call 281290-3430 or email for information.

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Registration for Fun, Fair, Positive Soccer (FFPS) is open for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 for the spring season. Games start on April 7, 2012. FFPS offers children a fun and fair experience, including one practice per week, a full uniform and trophy for every player, equal playing time, opportunities to play every position, co-ed/balanced teams, positive coaching and more. No tryouts are required. Registration fee includes a full uniform (shirt, shorts and socks), trophy, trained positive coaches, nice fields and background checks on all volunteers. All major credit cards are accepted. Registration schedule and fees: January 3rd – February 6th: $85 Online February 7th – March 5th: $90 Online March 6th – 19th: $95 Online March 20th and After: $100 Online Coaches will call players to schedule practice by April 3rd. Practice times and location will be determined by the coach and team. The spring schedule includes eight games, with all games played locally on Saturdays from April 7th – May 26th. The Cy-Fair league will play at the following locations: Cy-Fair West: Horne Elementary (West Little York between Highway 6 and Eldridge Parkway). Cy-Fair North: Matzke Elementary (Grant Road, north of Jones Road and FM 1960). Cy-Fair South: Cook Middle School (West Road, east of Jones Road at Wheatland Drive).


The registration session for all athletes interested in the 2012 Track & Field season will be at 8:30 AM Saturday, February 4th at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center. A nationally acclaimed motivational speaker and Olympic gold medalist will be the keynote speaker for the annual registration event!!! For additional information on the Northwest Flyers Track Club, please visit the team website at or contact Linette Roach at 281-587-8442 or


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For more information, maps of locations or to sign up, visit or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).

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his father and at school, he participated in FFA (Future Farmers of America). But, in September 2010, Jordan’s heart began to fail and he was placed on a waiting list for a heart transplant. With medical treatment, he was able to attend school as he waited. At the start of 2011, the senior at Cypress Woods High School was looking forward to three major milestones in his life: his prom on May 27th, his eighteenth birthday on May 29th and his graduation on June 5th. In April 2011, his health took a turn for the worse and he was admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital with heart failure symptoms and kidney insufficiency. He critically needed a heart transplant. Over the weekend of May 21st, all of his organs began to fail acutely and he could not breath on his own because his heart was so weak. On May 22nd, Jordan received the Total Artificial Heart that saved his life. Jordan missed his prom, but thanks to a diligent heart-failure team and the availability of the artificial heart, he celebrated his birthday at Texas Children’s on May 29th - a week after his surgery. On June 5th, Jordan watched his graduation ceremony online while his 16-year-old sister walked across the stage to accept his diploma on his behalf. His class rose to their feet for a standing ovation. Jordan has been accepted at Texas A&M University Galveston and looks forward to studying marine biology. But for now, Jordan’s focus is on gaining his strength and being ready for his new heart.


CEO of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Beryl Ramsey, returns to Chair the Go Red For Women Luncheon in partnership with CEO of Methodist West Houston Hospital, Wayne Voss. Together, Ramsey and Voss will serve as Co-Chairs and lead efforts to raise awareness that heart disease remains the number one killer of women, but is often preventable with healthy lifestyle choices.

This year’s luncheon will be held on Monday, Feb. 13th at the Berry Center in Cy-Fair and is expected to draw more than 400 business and community leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn tips on heart disease and stroke prevention from local experts, listen to a heart-warming story of survival from an area resident, participate in interactive breakout displays and shop the “purse-onalities” silent auction. The silent auction is a unique piece of the luncheon that features items representative of the diverse personalities of the community. Purses can be anything from actual handbags to golf bags to briefcases. This year’s auction will include something for everyone! Melissa Wilson of Fox 26 Morning News will emcee the event and Dr. Valentina Ugolini of Willowbrook Cardiovascular Associates will be the featured medical speaker. Ramsey and Voss and their team of volunteers have a goal of raising a record-breaking $200,000 to support educational programs that the American Heart Association provides and the life-saving research it funds to reduce the effects of heart disease in women. Today, only 1 in 5 women believe that heart disease is their greatest health threat. More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next three causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. Go Red for Women celebrates the energy, passion and power that women can use to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. To secure a sponsorship, purchase tables and/or tickets, or for further information, contact Priscilla Luna at 713-610-5071 or email priscilla. For more information about Go Red For Women, visit or call 1-888-MY-HEART. Go Red For Women is sponsored nationally by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc. About the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases - America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit

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THE CYPRESS CREEK FACE 2011-2012 SEASON January Legacy concert: noeL BouLey - 3 PM, tuesday, January 10, 2012. Bass-baritone Noel Bouley received a master’s degree in vocal performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and he completed a bachelor’s degree in both vocal performance and music education at Louisiana State University. Bouley has performed as the bass soloist in major works such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B minor, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Bach’s Ich habe genug and Handel’s Messiah. Tickets: $6 - $12 Apollo Chamber Players presents “SoundScapeS of the WorLd: an expo in france” - 6 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2012. Join The Apollo Chamber Players for a program featuring music by the giants of the Impressionist movement, Ravel and Debussy, complimented by a set of Apollo-arranged folk melodies from around the world. Tickets: $6 - $12, WindSync’S peter & the WoLf - 10 AM, Saturday, January 28, 2012. Who took the cool out of classical music? Well, WindSync is here to put it back. A fresh, young and energetic ensemble, WindSync’s Peter and the Wolf program is dramatic and interactive, allowing audience members of all ages to explore and engage with the music. WindSync invites audiences to join the collaborative, creative process of musical imagination and expression by exploring elements of rhythm, culture, characteristics of the instruments, and the hip, story-telling nature of classical music in a staged and costumed production of Peter and the Wolf. WindSync is part of Cypress Creek FACE’s Free Children’s Series. All Free Children’s Series concerts are free and no reservations necessary.


Enjoy the outdoors with your child, age 2 1/2 to 5, at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, through mid-may at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Boulevard. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, crafts, hands-on activities and walks in the woods. The cost is $5 per child or a 5-session card can be purchased for $20. The child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. For more information, please visit or contact or 713-464-4900. upcoming programs include: January 10th & 11th: Being Green January 17th & 18th: Reptiles January 24th & 25th: Nature Detectives Jan. 31st/feb. 1st: Mice & Squirrels february 7th & 8th: Talk to the Animals february 14th & 15th: Bird Valentines february 21st & 22nd: Insects february 28th & 29th: Ladybugs


feBruary rhythmic circuS: feet don’t faiL me noW! - 8 PM, Saturday, february 4, 2012. A talented quartet of tap dancers team up with seven musicians/vocalists for an evening of nonstop percussive madness! Rhythmic Circus integrates rapid-fire tap with a wide variety of musical genres in a show “you have to see to believe”! Tickets: $30-60.

The women’s club closed the year with a wonderful Holiday Party at Tapas Capriccio. We celebrated with our friends and are ready to start the new year as “the cy-fair Women’s club.” Our first meeting in 2012 will be on January 5th at the West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 PM. Start the new year on the right track and come join us. Make a difference in the community, while developing friendships for a lifetime.

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CWC is a service organization that gives back to the community, so all funds raised will go right back to the community in scholarships for graduating high school seniors, at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair and grants to other non-profits in our community, as well. Membership in the CWC is open to all ladies in Northwest Houston/Cypress neighborhoods. Currently we meet the first Thursday of most months at West Houston Church of Christ at 7:00 PM for social time and refreshments, followed by a program at 7:30 PM. The church is located at the corner of Queenston and West Road.

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Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713-468-8972 x158 for more information or visit us at

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Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabric - cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon

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Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 10655 Steepletop Drive, is in need of additional volunteers. They have a great need for volunteers to work in the gift shop and information desk. If interested, please contact the hospital at 281-897-3186 and ask for the volunteer desk.


How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. Every day throughout the US thirteen kids die on the streets from abuse, disease and suicide. According to recent statistics Houston has up to 2,500 kids living on the streets at any given time. Texas has the highest rate of homeless youth in the U.S.


StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids please contact me at to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help visit our website at

January 2012


The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS services to 156 square miles of Northwest Harris County for the residents of Harris County Emergency Service District #9. By operating from 12 community based volunteer fire stations we are able to quickly and efficiently respond to help our neighbors in times of emergency. For more information on the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department or on how you can join the other 350 volunteers of our Department and be one of Cy-Fair’s bravest, call us at 281-656-3840 or visit us on the web at www.


Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States.

Sydney Harbour

FM 529 Animal Hospital Daily Specials

Spay, Neuter, Dental, & Wellness Mon. Tues. Wed.

Dog/Cat Pack Spay Puppy/Kitten Pack


Thurs. Fri.

Neuter Puppy/Kitten Pack


(3 pack available)

(3 pack available)

Sat. Dog/Cat Pack Mon-Fri. Basic Dental

60.00 & Up 35.00 & Up $ 40.00 & Up $

25.00 & Up 40.00 & Up


60.00 & Up 85.00 & Up

$ $

Boarding available Mon.-Sat. 7 AM-9PM 281-856-7171

Walkins & Emergencies Welcome

18310 FM 529

(next to CyFair Vol. Fire Station #8)

Community Groups Heritage Groups

• WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB, 3rd Fridays, 7:00 PM, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Addicks-Satsuma, Marie & Sam Ricca 281-373-5517. • BEAR CREEk BRIT’S, (Serving the Westside) If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701. • NATIONAL COUNCIL Of JEWISH WOMEN meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. for info, call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@ • BEAR CREEk GENEALOGy SOCIETy - meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, September-May, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, at the Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston TX 77084. Contact: Gary at 281-398-0333, email, or Alan at 281-5790480, email • SAM HOUSTON CHAPTER - SONS Of THE REPUBLIC Of TEXAS, 3rd Saturdays except April, 12 Noon, The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane,, 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • SONS Of UNION VETERANS Of THE CIVIL WAR, 2nd Tuesdays, (except January & August), dinner at 7:00 PM, The Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Houston (901 Commerce at Travis, 281-859-7125, email or • ROBERT RANkIN CHAPTER TEXAS SONS Of THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month (except June & July), 6:30 PM at IHOP - 11225 katy freeway. Visitors are always welcome! for more info., call John Davis at 832-725-2524. • COMMEMORATIVE AIR fORCE WEST HOUSTON SqUADRON - visit to see our WWII Aircraft and tour our WWII Museum on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, located at the West Houston Airport just east of Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd. (for detailed directions go to: • CIVIL WAR REENACTING, - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the first Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit Select 1st Texas and then Co C.


January 2012

• CIVIL WAR fIfE AND DRUM CORP, If interested, please contact Mus. C.C. Lyman at 281-797-1275. • TEJAS CHAPTER DAUGHTERS Of THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - for more info., please contact Lori Walters at 281- 491-2673. • CyPRESS, TEXAS NSCAR SOCIETy - for info, visit or contact Melinda Sims, Organizing Senior Society President, 281-856-2536 or email • ELISHA ROBERTS CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS Of THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at IHOP (26301 Northwest fwy, Cypress, TX). for more info, email Laura Neal at • AMERICAN LEGION POST 324 - meets every second Sunday of the month. for more info., please contact Jimmy Baughman at 281-256-6824.

University Groups

• ZTA HOUSTON WEST ALUMNAE GROUP - meets every month. for info, please contact us at • NW HOUSTON ALPHA DELTA PI ALUMNI GROUP, Meetings 3rd Tuesdays, kelly Hammons, 281-463-4242 for more info.. • AGGIE MOMS, 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, Houston Distributing Company, Inc. 7100 High Life Drive, Houston, TX 77066 just off Cutten Road and West of Beltway 8 and between 1960 & Hwy. 249, or email Robin Galvin - President, at • NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTy TRI DELTA ALUMNAE - meet on a monthly basis in the Northwest Harris County Area. We are a diverse group of ladies representing many schools nationwide. for more information, please contact Patsy at 281-370-8516 or karen at • LAUREATE THETA PI CHAPTER Of BETA SIGMA PHI - meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays. for more info., contact Pat at 281-371-2786 or Judy at 281-347-6753.

Community & Commerce Groups

• Cy-fAIR REPUBLICAN WOMEN, 2nd Tuesdays, Meetings times vary, 281-550-9415, website at • Cy-fAIR AREA DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 1st Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 PM, Bear Creek Community Center, • HOUSTON Cy-fAIR LIONS CLUB, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, at the Lions Den inside Bane Park, at West Little york near Gessner. We have

Sydney Harbour

TUTORING All Levels Math, SAT and ACT Tutoring Elementary-all subjects and homework help Special Education: ADD, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia Home Schooling Soon Available!

Stephanie Cofer 713-819-7141

Sydney Harbour

January 2012


chrysalis A Grace Place for Children

Chrysalis Christian Preschool, a ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church, serving families with children 6 weeks to Pre-K, through an interacting Christian curriculum that makes learning fun! Please contact us for more information on Before/After School care, Mother’s Day Out Program, and Extended Care. Summer Camp is available for infants-11 years. Check out our website Chrysalis admits children regardless of race, religion, national origin and ethnic background. 11522 Telge Rd. Cypress, TX 77429


chrysalis A Grace Place for Children

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