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At our monthly meeting on January 11th, the Board for Lakeside Residential conducted its annual officer elections for 2012. The results are: Henry Underwood (President) Dennis Ulanday (Vice-President) Laney Hamblin (Secretary) Cathy Shook (Treasurer) Judy Brassell (Director) The Board also discussed a schedule of community events for the 2012 calendar year. All dates yet to be determined: Easter Egg Hunt Pool Opening Weekend Independence Day at the Pool National Night Out

We have also been asked to address the issue of children loitering around or climbing atop the monument sign at the entrance to the Lakeview section. Over the past few years, this has not only caused damage to the sign but also to the lighting around the sign, resulting in additional costs to repair said damage. Parents, please tell your children to refrain from climbing on any monuments signs. We also ask that any homeowner witnessing such behavior to kindly tell the children to get off the sign. In a tight economy, such unnecessary costs are wasteful and affect ALL homeowners, no matter where they live. ANNuAL mAiNteNANCe fee As a reminder, the Lakeside Residential annual maintenance fee is due by January 31, 2012. All homeowners of record as of November 2011 should have received a statement from PCMI via regular mail. Payments can also arranged through PCMI’s Online Payment Center at THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS LAKESIDE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Your assistance is greatly appreciated in helping the events come to fruition in the most enjoyable yet cost-effective way possible. If you can volunteer your time to help and wish to do so, please contact any block captain or Board member.


There have been several reports by homeowners witnessing teenagers in black clothing roaming the neighborhood late at night and in some cases, loitering in the park area, vandalizing private property and/or attempting to break into cars. Please remember to lock your automobiles at night and to bring any valuables inside your home. If you witness any suspicious behavior, please don’t hesitate to call 911 or the Harris County Constable’s Pct. 4 office: 281-376-3472 immediately.

It is the intention of this website to provide a means of informing the residents by offering an online reference of documentation, contacts and neighborhood interests. Any suggestions you may have for additional information that would be of benefit to the residents of this fine neighborhood would be greatly appreciated. Send your suggestions for new categories, topics or links as well as any corrections that need attention to



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Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie our present to the distant past when nature did, indeed, influence our lives. It is the day that the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees it, he regards it as an omen of six more weeks of bad weather and returns to his hole. If the day is cloudy and, hence, shadowless, he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground. The groundhog tradition stems from similar beliefs associated with Candlemas Day and the days of early Christians in Europe and for centuries the custom was to have the clergy bless candles and distribute them to the people. Even then, it marked a milestone in the winter and the weather that day was important. According to an old English song: If Candlemas be fair and bright, Come, Winter, have another flight; If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, Go Winter, and come not again.

Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers were Germans and they found groundhogs to in profusion in many parts of the state. They determined that the groundhog, resembling the European hedgehog, was a most intelligent and sensible animal and therefore decided that if the sun did appear on February 2nd, so wise an animal as the groundhog would see its shadow and hurry back into its underground home for another six weeks of winter. The Germans recited: For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, So far will the snow swirl until the May. This passage may be the one most closely represented by the first Punxsutawney Groundhog Day observances because there were references to the length of shadows in early Groundhog Day predictions. Another February 2nd belief, used by American 19th century farmers, was: Groundhog Day - Half your hay. New England farmers knew that we were not close to the end of winter, no matter how cloudy February 2nd was. Indeed, February 2nd is often the heart of winter. If the farmer didn’t have half his hay remaining, there may have been lean times for the cows before spring and fresh grass arrived. The ancient Candlemas legend and similar belief continue to be recognized annually on February 2nd due to the efforts of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

According to an old Scotch couplet: If Candlemas Day is bright and clear, There’ll be twa (two) winters in the year. Another variation of the Scottish rhyme: If Candlemas day be dry and fair, The half o’ winter to come and mair, If Candlemas day be wet and foul, The half of winter’s gone at Yule. The Roman legions, during the conquest of the northern country, supposedly brought this tradition to the Teutons, or Germans, who picked it up and concluded that if the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal, the hedgehog, would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of bad weather, which they interpolated as the length of the “Second Winter.”

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Be a part of one of our basketball leagues. Practice/Games will be on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Evaluations to help set the teams will be February 20th, 21st and 23rd between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our Gym. You can register online at Look for Register Now area and click on Inward/Forward Basketball. We will have registration forms available in the church office and in the Student Ministry area. Practices begin the week of March 19th and the league runs through May 5th. The cost of Inward/Forward Basketball is $20. If you have questions or would like more information you can contact us at 281-8599900. Ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse or email scott.denton@ or


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.


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Registration schedule and fees: Through 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). For more information, maps of locations or to sign up, visit or call 1-800-828-PLAY (7529).


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Cornerstone United Methodist Church (CUMC) will be hosting a Gulf Coast Blood Center Blood Drive at 18081 West Rd, 77095 on Sunday, February 5th from 8 AM-12:30 PM. The Mobile Blood Unit will be parked in front of the church. The need is always great and we welcome everyone in the Copperfield Community and surrounding communities through encouraging all to “Give the Gift of Life.” Advance registration is available at Code: L134. WALK-INS WELCOME!! If you have any questions or require any additional information, please feel free to contact the church office at either 281-859-4141 or www.


Harris County precinct Three, Commissioner Steve Radack and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive at Westside Services Center, 16635 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084. The Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Open to the public. Call 713-266-8193 to schedule an appointment.

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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: february 7th & 8th: Talk to the Animals february 14th & 15th: Bird Valentines february 21st & 22nd: Insects february 28th & 29th: Ladybugs March 6th & 7th: Dragonflies March 13th & 14th: Bird Watching March 20th & 21st: Animal Babies March 27th & 28th: Mudbugs

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