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November 2011 NOVEMBER GARDENING TIPS LAWN/GARDEN CARE Finally we have cooler weather upon us to enjoy the cool evenings and mornings we have missed all summer long, and we are a little less dry than we were 2-3 months ago. However, the effects of this year’s drought are still upon us. Insect and fungus damage should still be part of your main considerations as we are moving out of the intense heat and into cooler times. • Insect Control - chinch bugs can still be working to destroy our lawns if we haven’t fully eliminated their presence. Continue to monitor and treat any areas you may suspect chinch bugs may be present. Ortho “Max” or Spectricide “Triazicide” are both good liquid products to utilize. • Fungus Control - November is when Brownpatch fungus will really start to take its toll if we fail to treat our lawns properly and scale back on the amount of water applied. Remember, when evening temperatures fall below 60 degrees, this problematic fungus will likely re-appear where you have had it before. The best strategy for limiting and controlling Brownpatch; • Change your watering schedule by eliminating any evening watering sessions. Leaving the lawn wet in the evening is an open invitation for Brownpatch to appear. • Alter your fertilizer in use to limit the amount of nitrogen to only a “slow-release” combination. • For treatment, Fertilome liquid systemic, Daconil or a double dose or Terrachlor should help stop any apparent signs from growing or increasing. • Don’t wait until the famous “rings of death” appear - treat before you see the telltale signs and avoid the breakout altogether. It is much easier to prevent Brownpatch than it is to control/eliminate it.
• Trees - Do not forget to continue to deep water trees at least as long as overnight temperatures stay above 70 degrees. Magnolias (if you still have one) were especially battered this summer and need to be nursed during the fall season also - just because it is cooler doesn’t mean they do not require attention. • Fall is for Planting - with the cooler months and the chance for new trees and shrubs to become better established before warmer weather is back, now is the time to consider planting new trees or ornamentals. Many of us may have the need to replace anything that may have been lost during the summer drought or just may wish to add to the beauty of our yards. • Be sure you enrich the soil with appropriate tree/shrub soil. Be sure you do not use in-ground developed soils for containerized ornamentals. Introducing excessive amounts of fresh hardwood mulch or manure-based material can burn root systems and kill the plant before it can get established. • If you moved any seasonal Poinsettias outdoors last winter with the hopes of being able to enjoy them again this holiday season now is the time to move the plants into a container and move indoors, providing at least 14 hours of ABSOLUTE DARKNESS daily for at least 6-8 weeks. You will still need to provide 4-6 hours of sunlight daily, but without the darkness treatment the plant will not develop blooms.
drought and foundations Don’t forget your foundations in this ongoing drought! Your foundation can be very expensive to repair and the lack of water in our area is putting many in danger of shifting and cracking. If you go online and do a search for ‘drought and foundations,’ you will find almost every news outlet has given a story on this problem, with suggestions on how to avoid major damage.
News from the Board
To all our residents: I am glad to see people taking pride in their yards & landscaping. I would like to point out that an ACC request is needed for all changes including borders and plantings. We wish to keep the appearance of the neighborhood neat and clean. All landscaping borders should match or at least be similar, concrete chunks are not acceptable. Paving stones or wood and large rocks may be used as long as they are neatly organized.
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There are a lot of driveways with oil stains on them and if your vehicle leaks oil, put a drip pan underneath it or park it in the street. If you receive a letter about stains please take pictures before and after you attempt to remove them. This way there is proof to present to the Board of Directors there has been an effort to comply. On average, ACMP sends out 150 letters for violations each month. There are 312 homes in this subdivision. I would like to see no letters sent out, I also receive letters for violations, so no one is exempt. Let’s all do our part in improving our community. I am corresponding with CenterPoint Energy about our streetlights that need repair. This is a tedious problem that never seems to end. To report a light out, please call Center Point Energy at 713-207-2222. You will need the pole number and an address. I have seen a lot of sparrows nesting in the vents and ducts on the sides of houses. To prevent this a wire screen needs to be installed behind the vent or covered with a vent with a built in guard. These items can be purchased at any hardware store. This screen has 1/2 inch squares in it and is called Hardware Cloth. Chicken wire is too big, the birds will get through. Remove old nesting material from the vent. This material can also lead to fire if it clogs your dryer vent. Besides attracting pests and diseases, it is also unsightly. Once again please keep your property well maintained. We all signed an agreement when we purchased our home to abide by the Home Owners Association Guidelines. We, the Board, do not wish to create problems for our residents. We will be proactive in the community and will do the best we can to maintain the appearance of the neighborhood. If any resident has an issue or problem please feel free to contact the management company at 281-855-9867; then the Board of Directors can address and resolve the issue. We as directors cannot discuss any Homeowners issues unless there are 2 Directors present. We can listen to your concerns and will refer them to the other Board Officers. This is to protect the residents’ privacy and to insure that all HOA business is conducted in an ethical and legal manner. Philip Montero...President Westminster Village HOA
ATTENTION DOG OWNERS
ACMP has received complaints concerning people walking their dogs in the park and letting them do their “business.” By law you are supposed to clean up after your pet. Pet owners should have respect for our park and the others who wish to use this park. This is not a dog park, this area is for residents to enjoy. Please keep your dogs out of the park. WESTMINSTER VILLAGE HOA
Friends, we respectfully request that you submit an ACC request to the Westminster Village HOA, Inc, for changes to your yard or home. Things like sheds and back yard patios, visible from the street, require prior approval from the ACC committee. Changes to your yard, including even minor landscaping, rocks and bushe,s require approval from the Home Owner Association. The rule of thumb is you can’t make any changes to your yard or home that are visible from the street without prior approval. Please help keep expenses down by first getting permission to make changes instead of the HOA having to mail you a deed restriction letter.
POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS:
• CY-FAIR REPUBLICAN WOMEN, 2nd Tuesdays, Meetings times vary, 281-550-9415, website at www.cfrw.net. • Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club, 1st Thursdays, 6:30 9 PM, Bear Creek Community Center, www.cyfairdems.org. LIONS CLUBS: • 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 a catered meal each meeting. Bud Casey, 281-469-5555 or Sandra Martin 281-550-2798.
KIWANIS/ROTARY CLUBS: • BEAR CREEK/COPPERFIELD ROTARY CLUB, Thursdays, 12 Noon, Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant at 7540 Highway 6 North. Paula Allen - 281-855-9664. • Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary flag project - Please call Darlene at 281-463-4296 for info. On having flags set up, take down and store flags for the major flag holidays. • ROTARY CLUB OF WEST HOUSTON, Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 713-937-4835. • Cy-Fair Rotary Club - meets each Monday, at 12:00 noon, at Carl’s Bar-B-Que located at 21920 Highway 290 West, in Cypress, Texas. For further information, contact Justin Lindstrom at 281-493-1141. • CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB, Hearthstone Country Club, 12:15 PM 1:15 PM (cost of lunch is $10). John Carroll, 281-463-0373; George Crowl, 832-467-1998 or Peggy Presnell, 281-304-7127 for more info and meeting dates. TOASTMASTERS: • TALK-OF-THE-TOWN TOASTMASTERS, Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, DeVry University (Room 1160), 11125 Equity Drive, Houston TX, 77041. Use Clay Road exit off West Beltway 8, Eddie, 713-408-6751, firstname.lastname@example.org or Thilippe Letellier, 713-857-8595. • Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club, every Thursday, 11:45 AM, NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, 281-228-6287 or www.toastmasters.org. • Easy Risers Toastmasters Club, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 AM, Fulbright Tower, 1301 McKinney, downtown Houston, conf room 2739! Ed Young: email@example.com. • Cy-Fair Superspeakers, meets every Monday at 6:45 to 8:00 PM at the MET Family Life Center, 11403 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429. For more info., www.cyfairsuperspeakers.org or call 832-523-4808. • Phoenix Risers Toastmasters - meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. For further info, email Phoenix Risers@Phoenix.edu. BUSINESS/NETWORKING: • West Houston International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals, fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Garden Inn (south side of I-10 at Dairy Ashford), 12245 Katy Freeway, Houston 77079. (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP firstname.lastname@example.org). • Business Networking Group, Tuesdays, 7:00 AM, Holiday Inn, Hwy. 6 and I-10. 713-515-2998. • WEST NORTHWEST SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK, Tuesdays, 7:00 AM, Sterling Bank, 6985 Highway 6 North. Leslie Lawson 281-3451825 or visit www.dgurka.com for more info. • CY-FAIR EXPRESS NETWORK - held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, the fourth Thursdays of the month, at Houston National Golf Club. For cost and reservation info., contact Anya Lucas at anya@ lucascarcare.com. For info., on CYFEN, go to www.cyfen.org or send inquiries to email@example.com. • 290 CYPRESS BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP - Meets every Thursday, at Cypress Station Grill (located at 26010 Hempstead Road - on the corner of Hempstead Road and Spring Cypress), at 7:30 AM. • HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - National Country Club, at 11:30 AM, located at 16500 Houston National Golf Club, in Stonegate subdivision. Contact Gayla Skates for additional information firstname.lastname@example.org. SENIORS: • C.A.P.S. HELPING AREA SENIORS, The Fifty Plus group meets Thursdays, 9:30 AM, 281-469-0730. • BEAR CREEK AARP, 3rd Thursdays, 12:00 PM for pot luck luncheon, Bear Creek Community Center, Bear Creek Drive and Patterson Road, 281-550-6359. • AARP CY-FAIR CHAPTER #4543, 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30AM, Village on the Park, 12012 Steepleway Blvd, Paul Morgan at 281-807-9118.
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Westcreek Garage Sale November 12 th Westcreek in Copperfield will have its community wide garage sale November 12th, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The rainy day back up date will be the following Saturday, November 19th. Come and check out all the great bargains!!
Should you require a copy of the permit application form, or would like to review the regulations regarding permit requirements, you may do so by visiting the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website at www.hcso.hctx./net. The application can be printed from the website, then completed and mailed to our office with the applicable fees. We are currently in the planning stages of making the application and payment process available on-line for the convenience to the public. Should you have any questions, please contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Alarm Detail at 713-755-4600 M-F, 8 AM – 5 PM. If you would like any of our Alarm Detail personnel to attend one of your HOA meetings, we would be glad to attend and answer as many questions as possible.
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Please Permit Us To Permit You, It’s The Law! FOR HARRIS COUNTY ONLY! Many residents and businesses are unaware of the requirement to obtain an alarm permit once an alarm system has been installed and activated by the alarm company. Alarm systems are established and defined in the Local Government Code 233 (subchapter D) as well as the authority to regulate, adopt rules and impose penalties for unpermitted locations. Obtaining the required permit will avoid the issuance of a citation and excessive false alarm fees, and provide our deputies with important sitespecific information when responding to alarm calls. The fee for current permit issuance is $35 with a yearly renewal fee of $10. All permit fees are waived for senior citizens 65 years or older. Under current guidelines, a permitted location is allowed five (5) free false alarms annually. Any subsequent false alarms during your permitted year are subject to a $75 fine that is billed to the permit holder’s address. If a site has an active alarm system, yet does not have a permit to operate such alarm, a false alarm may result in a Class C citation which could range up to $500.
CY-FAIR IMPORTANT DATES
Nov. 21st – 25th – Student Holiday (21st & 22nd – Inclement Weather Day if needed) Dec. 21st – Student Holiday (Inclement Weather Day if needed) Dec. 22nd – Jan 3rd – Student Holidays
Cy-Fair ISD vOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE The Cy-Fair ISD volunteer theme for this year is “Teamwork is Key” in recognition of the combined effort that it takes to ensure student success. Our school district fully understands and appreciates that it takes district administration, teachers, school staff, parents, community partners and volunteers each doing their part to give our children every possible opportunity to reach their full potential. We are looking for community members who want to become Global Volunteers in order to be a part of our “team” and make a difference in the lives of children. If you are not the parent, grandparent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the school at which you volunteer, you would be considered a Global Volunteer.
We have many volunteer opportunities available at a school near you. Individuals are needed to perform a full range of activities and we have training available for specific tasks such as vision and hearing screening, tutoring, mentoring, Junior Achievement and other instructional presentations. If you have some free time and would like to learn more about becoming a Global Volunteer, please contact Kim Nash at krnash1@ sbcglobal.net or call the CFISD Partners in Education Office at 281894-3950. And remember: “TEAMWORK IS KEY”
CFISD Receives State Comptroller 2011 Texas Honors Circle Award Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is one of only 46 recipients, among 1,237 public school districts and charter schools statewide, to receive a five-star rating for academic and financial performance from Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller. The Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) assigned every school district in the state a rating from one to five stars, indicating success in combining cost-effective spending with achievement of measurable student academic progress. A five-star rating reflects the strongest relative academic progress combined with the lowest relative spending. CFISD was one of 23 five-star districts to retain its designation for the second consecutive year. The Comptroller’s office ranked CFISD in the 91st percentile of composite progress, which, combined with a spending index of “Very Low,” amounted to the five-star rating. Recently, the Texas Education Agency released data that ranked CFISD’s administrative cost ratio as the lowest among Houston-area school districts. Administrative costs in the area range from the highest cost ratio (9.12 percent) in North Forest ISD to the lowest (3.67 percent) in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Ratios are calculated comparing administrative to instructional-related costs. More comparative information is located on the district website. In addition to the district’s recognition for operational efficiency and effectiveness, 33 CFISD schools also received the Texas Comptroller’s 2011 Texas Honors Circle Award for strong academic performance while spending relatively little compared to their peers statewide. Only 313 school campuses statewide received this distinction for high rankings received in the 2011 Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST), meaning CFISD accounted for 10.5 percent of all Honors Circle campuses in the state. Elementary campuses receiving the award achieved a five-star FAST rating, while middle and high school campuses tapped for the honor achieved at least a 4.5-star FAST rating. The following CFISD schools were recognized in the Texas Honors Circle: Cypress Woods High School, Andre’ Elementary School, Ault Elementary School, Copeland Elementary School, Farney Elementary School, Hairgrove Elementary School, Keith Elementary School, Lamkin Elementary School, Lee Elementary School, Lieder Elementary School, Lowery Elementary School, McFee Elementary School, Owens Elementary School, Postma Elementary School, A. Robison Elementary School, Sheridan Elementary School, Tipps Elementary School, Walker Elementary School and Warner Elementary School.
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langham creek HIGH SCHOOL Langham Creek Project Prom 2012! Help make this a successful event for our seniors by being a supportive community! You can help in our many fundraisers. We have a Golf Tournament scheduled for November 14th. We have a Cow Plop in December where for a $10 ticket; you stand a chance to win $100 or even $1,000! On November 11th, we will have a King of the Court volleyball game, where junior and senior boys play against our varsity girl’s team. Finally, mark your calendars for January 14th for a Mr. Lobo contest, where we showcase our talented senior boys and then on January 28th we will have a Casino Night, with fun for the adults! Go to www.langhamcreekprojectprom.com for more info or to pay online!
LCHS Results from Region 27 District Auditions CONGRATULATIONS to our talented singers! These students advanced to Region Auditions on October 22, 2011: Soprano I - Jessica Branas, Ashley Vargas, Dakota Crespo, Jacey Lofton and Brittnee Simone. Soprano II - Maddie Frank, Lauren Salazar, Andrea Ojeda, Jessica Donaldson, Tiana Ita, Ellen Gorman, Jennifer Terlouw, Leah Douglas, Gwen Leonares, Audrey Wang, Ayla Sechrist, Maggie LaPerna and Marissa Thrower. Alto I - Kayla Squire, Kirstie McCallum, Monica Hernandez, Alba Zepeda, Taylor Lofton, Jenna Squire and Tiana Harris. Alto II - Tiffany Lockward, Jordan Williamson, Elena Gomez-Jareno, Kaitlin Sacco, Shane O’Neal, Tavy Svay, Leila Rodriguez, Allison Davis, Rebekah Douglas, Jacqueline Dao and Kaitlin Simmons. Tenor I - Kyle Smith, Brevan Ita, Adam Garcia and Noah Cooley. Tenor II - Royal Smith, Jacob Bogdan, Alexander Regal, Damon Paonessa and Jeffrey Lee. Bass I - Jason Byun and Chris Thompson. Bass II - Scott Feldt, Sean Owens, Brandon Derryberry, Chris Meinke, Ryan Richards, Joshua Langton, Michael Long and Victor Rodriguez.
LCHS Cheerleaders The Langham Creek Cheerleaders hosted over 1,300 beautifully dressed guests at their fabulous Homecoming extravaganza on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The Berry Center came alive with spirited decorations highlighting the “Let It Roll” theme and great music and fun. Thank you to all the cheer parents and LCHS administrators who worked to create this special evening for the students. When the cheerleaders were not working on Homecoming, they could be found on the sidelines of several of the LC volleyball games. LCHS Cheerleading is year round – they represent and support all the best Langham Creek has to offer. Thank you, Cheerleaders, for your tireless efforts! Next on the agenda is competition season. The cheer squad will be working on a routine that they will take to two different competitions in the spring. In the midst of that, they will be in the gyms supporting our various Lobo basketball teams. Go Lobos!
Back row: Michelle McCullough, Michelle Hoang, Claire Richardson, Maddie Sheedlo and Courtland Klein. Front row: Leila Davila, Mariah De Los Santos, Bianca Rivera and Erin Sheldon.
Bailadora Rummage Sale and Car Wash You won’t find a bigger garage sale. Over 50 families in one place at one time! There will be a lot of BARGAINS at this once-a-year treasure hunt. Have your car washed with the money that you save by scouting great deals on a wide array of items. These bargains can be found at the Family of Faith Church parking lot (16710 FM 529) on November 12th from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Stallings at 281-859-2976.
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Don’t miss the Holidays on the Lake free family event Get in the holiday spirit with the free Holidays on the Lake event set Monday, Nov. 28th at the Lone Star College-CyFair amphitheatre. Bring the family to celebrate from 4:30 PM to 7 PM with a variety of free deserts, photos with Santa and friends, games, activities, live entertainment and more. For information, call 281-290-3270 or go to LoneStar.edu/student-activities-cyfair.
L.I.F.E. Lessons Continue through December 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 November include: “Beads, Glorious Beads” Nov. 2nd, “Flambé et Brûlé” Nov. 9th, “Audio Books at the Library” Nov. 16th and “Vegetable Soup, Russian Style” Nov. 30th. Programs in December are: “The Courageous of Pearl Harbor” Dec. 7th and “Shrinky Dinks with Tracy and Rose” Dec. 14th. Programs will resume Jan. 11, 2012. Call the library at 281-290-3214 for L.I.F.E. program information. Look What’s in the Center for the Arts On stage in November is a Symphonic Band concert “MusicMatters” Nov. 3rd and an opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” Nov. 17th through Nov. 19th. In December are a choral concert featuring the LSC-CyFair Symphonic Band “Carmina Burana” Dec. 2nd and Jazz Ensemble concert “JazzExpress” Dec. 7th. For tickets and event information, go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice. In the Bosque Gallery will be the Student Art Show Dec. 1st through Dec. 8th with a reception and awards ceremony set from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Dec. 1st. For gallery information, go to LoneStar.edu/bosquegallery. Community Partners Day, T.I.P. and Job Connection Days Continue Lone Star College-CyFair hosts several community mid-day events each month in the College Center. On Community Partners Day, from 11 AM - 1 PM, visit with community partners to see what goods and services they have to offer. The next Community Partners Day is Nov. 15th. Watch for Transfer Information Program (T.I.P.) Days when, from 10 AM - 1 PM, representatives from four-year universities are on campus to provide transfer information. The next T.I.P. day is Nov. 8th. At Job Connection Days (mini-job fairs), from 11 AM - 1 PM, bring copies of your resume, wear business attire and meet with area employers recruiting for immediate openings. The next minijob fair day is Nov. 8th. Check the events calendar at LoneStar.edu for future dates. Register Now for Mini-mester and Spring Semester Classes Catch up or get ahead this holiday season! Take a mini-mester course in December or register early for spring. Registration begins Nov. 9th. Mini-mester classes begin Dec. 19th. Spring semester weekday classes begin Jan. 17, 2012. For information, call 281-290-3200 or 832-782-5000 or go online to LoneStar.edu.
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3055 Bear Creek Drive• 281-859-1566 www.pct3.hctx.net Please call for more information or to register for any of these classes ASAP. All classes are FREE OF CHARGE and are suited for adults, unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. ONGOING SENIOR DAY - Every Wed. at BCCC, join seniors for a day of fun and games. Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle and 42 are played starting at 9:00 AM. We also have afternoon bridge at 12:00 PM. WALKERCISE - BCCC offers walkercise every day at 8:00 AM. this is an indoor class that’s equivalent to a two-mile walk. Classes are free. STRETCH AND TONE - Stretch and Tone is designed to improve flexibility, strength and endurance. You will see better body composition, improved strength and range of motion. This class is geared for all fitness levels. Bring a mat or towel and join us Tues. and Thurs. from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM. Classes are free. AEROBICS - Aerobics combines muscle toning exercise and lowimpact mid-intensity aerobics. Benefits include increased metabolic rate, which promotes efficient fat loss and improved body composition. Classes are free. Call BCCC for more information. NEEDLEWORK GROUP - The ladies of the BCCC Needlework Group are looking for new members. If you enjoy embroidery, cross-stitch or creative sewing, please join us Tues. mornings at 10:00 AM.
FUN TIME ART GROUP - Every Thursday morning from 9:00 AM to noon, would like to extend an invitation to adults to visit and join this no fee art group. Painting is in all mediums of your choice and help is available from all members. Come have fun together! Call for more information. BEAR CREEK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY & LIBRARY INC. - Welcomes all genealogical researchers, novice to expert, to join us. Meetings: second Thursday of each month, september through may from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Casual attire and pre-meeting lunch at the Omni Hotel. Genealogical research trips, speakers, workshops, special events and genealogy Library. More info: Gary at 281-398-0333, email: getober@ hotmail.com or Alan at 281-579-0480, email Leeds3@swbell.net. CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH - BCCC offers anyone who has the basic knowledge of the French Language the opportunity to meet with others in a conversational French class held every Wednesday at 11:00 AM. CLASSES BEGINNERS TAI CHI - BCCC is offering a beginners Tai Chi Class Mondays and Fridays which will start on Monday, January 9, 2012. No new participants will be able to attend after the third week is in progress. You must be able to attend both classes each week. The class is not limited at this time, although you must pre-register in order to participate. Registration for this class will begin December 1, 2011. If you are interested go to BCCC to sign up or for more information
SPORTS Bear Creek United Methodist Church Celebrates our 10 th Annual UPWARD Basketball League We are excited to announce registration for our 2011-2012 Upward basketball and cheerleading season Registration ends November 25, 2011 Evaluations are December 3, 2011 and December 10, 2011 Practices Begin January 2, 2012 First game January 28, 2012 Last game March 24, 2012 Awards Night March 25, 2012 Basketball $75 and Cheerleading $80 For more information visit www.hnwcc.org or call Larry Tyree at 281-463-2330, ext.119
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Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for K-8th Grade. Cost is $75. They will have one hour of practices a week and on Saturdays they will have a game for an hour. Every practice and game takes place on our Campus. It is a great place where they will learn new skills for the game and cheer. Our first evaluation will be Saturday, November 5th, from 10:30 AM -1:30 PM in our gym on the Sonic side of our Church. The following week, we will have more evaluations, Mon., Tues and Thurs., Nov. 7th, 8th and 10th between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Each child is needed to attend during one of these times. We will kick off the season with a Clinic on Sat., Dec. 3rd and practices will begin the next week starting Dec. 5th. You can register on line at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports and click on Upward Sports. For more information, contact Linda Newhouse at Linda.newhouse@ bcstaff.org or Scott Denton at Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org. Bear Creek Baptist Church at 5901 N. Fry Rd. Katy, Tx 77449 - 281-859-9900.
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Cy-Fair Sports Association will unveil new enhancements to the Basketball Program for the Winter 2011 season. Similar to the CFSA Baseball program, coaches will now be allowed to form “friendship” teams and play against other friendship teams. The “select” level of play will be expanded to achieve more competitive balance and will include a mid-season tournament with players outside the CFSA program. The traditional “classic” division will remain in place with teams selected based upon where players live and go to school. These changes will create a basketball experience that meets the diverse needs of the Cy-Fair community while continuing to attract new participants into the program. Online registration began October 15th with a pre-season skills clinic scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd. For more information, please visit the league website at www.cy-fairsports.com.
Holy Covenant UMC Soccer What: Upward Soccer Where: Holy Covenant UMC 22111 Morton Road, Katy TX 77449 When: Evaluations are on January 14th and 21st at 9:00 AM. Who: Children ages 4 thru 5th grade Fee: $75, which includes a uniform Check out www.holycov.org for more information or call 281-579-1200.
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FALL CRAFT SHOWS 2011 • West campus of Second Baptist Church Celebrations Christmas Market - Full three days on Nov. 3rd, 4th and 5th. Hand crafted pieces, Christmas collectables and one-of-a-kind gifts. With more than 100 vendors, on-going entertainment and vendors to purchase lunch from. Located between Fry and Greenhouse Roads. You may enter the campus from either Kingsland Drive or the feeder road of the Katy Freeway. Register for door prizes. For more info., please check our website at www.second.org or call 713-365-3081. • Wee Wuns 11th Annual Holiday Market - Saturday, November 5th, from 9 AM - 3 PM, at Cypress United Methodist Church in Cypress, TX. Handmade crafts and unique designs from over 50 vendors! Enjoy homemade treats from our bake shoppe with hot cocoa or coffee! Proceeds from this event directly benefit Wee Wuns Weekday Ministries and support such causes as teacher education, the purchase of school supplies and more. For questions or to register as a vendor, please contact Lindsay Coker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-961-2546. • Deerfield’s 33rd Annual Christmas Bazaar and Market - Fri., Nov. 4th, Noon to 8 PM and Sat., Nov. 5th, 9 AM to 8 PM. At Deerfield Village at our Recreation Center, 4045 Deerfield Village Dr., Houston, TX 77084 off Clay Road. • PINK HOLIDAY SHOPPING MARKET - Presented by the Cypress Alumnae Chapter - Zeta Tau Alpha “Shop For The Cause” with your favorite Vendors! November 5, 2011, 9 AM - 4 PM. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge Road, Cypress, TX. GREAT VENDORS! RAFFLE! HOURLY DOOR PRIZES! A percentage of all Vendor Sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness, Education & Research. While shopping, take a break and eat lunch at PO’s Burgers! For every burger purchased, you will get one free entry into the Raffle Drawing! • NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Friday, Nov. 11th (11 AM - 5 PM), Saturday, Nov. 12th (10 AM - 4 PM); Sunday, Nov. 13th (12 PM - 4 PM). Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 4309 Young Street, Pasadena. Unique holiday gifts such as handmade embroideries, Scandinavian crafts, trolls, Nisser, Swedish linens, Norwegian jewelry and dolls. Great Raffle prizes, including 2 round trip tickets on SAS to Norway!! Silent Auction. Demonstrations in Norwegian wood-carving and folk dancing. Visit our bakery selling Norwegian specialty cookies and breads. Wide selection of Scandinavian foods for sale. Take time for lunch in our cafeteria serving “open-faced” sandwiches and cream cakes. For more info., call 281-998-8366.
• Holy Covenant United Methodist Church 22nd Annual Heartwarming Craft Show - Sat. Nov. 12th, 9 am-4 pm, 22111 Morton Road, Katy. Over 68 artisans featuring a variety of handmade items, Sandwich Shoppe and Tea Room with homemade baked items, Silent Auction Baskets. Proceeds support local missions. Free Admission. For more info., call 281-579-1200 or www.holycov.org. • 16th Annual Langham Creek Market and Craft Show - November 12, 2011 through November 13, 2011 (Sat. 9 am-5 pm & Sun. 10 am-4 pm). Join us at the Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center located at 11206 Telge Rd. just off Hwy. 290. Indoor facility with over 150 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Also concessions, games, free parking and clean restrooms! Fun for the whole family! All proceeds benefit Langham Creek FFA students. For questions or vendor applications regarding available booths, please email email@example.com or visit us on Facebook (search for “16th Annual Langham Creek Market and Craft Show”). • Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston HOLIDAY BAZAAR - Wed., Nov. 16th at the Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest off I-10. The Bazaar will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Reserve your place and join us for a buffet lunch for $25 or just come and Shop for $5 at the door. Vendors, Raffle and Door prizes galore! Reservations and checks must be in by Wed., Nov. 9th sent to: Jeanne Fahrenholt, 11805 Meadowglen Lane #1179, Houston, TX 77082, 281-556-0749. • Home for the Holidays Christmas Gift Market - Katy Merrell Center - Over 175 Booths! - November 18-20, 2011, Friday 5-9 PM • Saturday 10 AM-6 PM • Sunday 11 AM-4 PM. • First Congregational Church’s 17th Annual Pilgrim Festival - We are currently taking applications for craft vendors of handmade by vendor only crafts. This is our 17th year for our unique festival. The date is Sat., Nov. 19th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. No admission fee; crafts, games and food. We have inside and outside space available. If interested in an application or for more info., contact Sue Earl at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located in the Hunters Creek Village at 10840 Beinhorn Rd. (I-10, exit Bingle/Voss). • Ladies Night Out - The Shoppes’ at Brookwood, 1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423, Tuesday, November 29th, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Please join us for a Special Night of Christmas Shopping appetizers, food tastings, door prizes and more!! Revenues will help Brookwood operate independently of government subsidies and to help give innovative, educational and vocational opportunities for close to 200 adults with disabilities. • Epiphany of the Lord Frostyfest Craft Show - To help raise funds for a local charitable organization, join Frostyfest on Sat., Dec. 3rd as a craft vendor. Call 281-578-0707 for more info. Come and shop at our wonderful Craft Fair filled with booths with beautiful handmade items from local crafters. Bake sale, silent auctions all day and food court. Located at 1530 Norwalk Drive, Katy (South of I-10 off of Highland Knolls between Fry Road and Westgreen Blvd.).
Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child is a ministry project devoted to reaching underprivileged children all over the world with the true meaning of Christmas. The project accomplishes this goal by collecting simple gifts complied into shoeboxes from people all over the U.S.A. These gifts consist of hygiene items, small toys, candy, school supplies, etc. The items are packed into shoeboxes along with the story of the Nativity, printed in their native language. The gift is so simple but the impact is huge. Last year, Epiphany Lutheran Church participated in the project and the response was amazing. The church collected over 80 full boxes to ship overseas from the congregation alone. “We felt such a strong connection to this cause. It was truly moving,” remarks one Epiphany member. This year, Epiphany has decided to take advantage of its new, more visible location on West Rd. and Jackrabbit, to become a collection center for OCC. This means that during collection week, anyone who wishes to participate in OCC can drop of his or her donations to Epiphany Lutheran Church. The church will transport the collected items to the nearest distribution center. Collection week is November 14th - 21st. For more information on Operation Christmas Child and directions to the nearest drop off location, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/index.
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Tips for “Black Friday” Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is known as the busiest shopping day of the year. The name comes from an accounting term - red ink means a negative profit margin; black ink means a positive profit. Check out these tips on maximizing Black Friday:
HAVE A PERFECT THANKSGIVING! Want to be the perfect holiday host or guest? Check out these tips on holiday entertaining: If you are the host: • Whenever anyone offers to help or bring a dish, say, “Yes, thank you!” • Use hollowed bread loaves as serving containers for cheeses, dips, olives, chips and small sandwiches. • Once the table settings and centerpiece are in place, sit in each chair to assure comfort • Include favorite kids’ foods, especially those they can eat neatly with their fingers. • Provide at least one low-calorie dish and a vegetarian option. Then serve a sinful dessert. • Completely clear the table of all dishes from previous courses before serving dessert. • Keep club soda nearby to clean spots or stains on the tablecloth or clothing.
1. Check Out the Ads: Your local Thanksgiving Day newspaper will be packed with ads, coupons, and circulars. This will be your number one source to local Black Friday savings and it will also help you organize your day to maximize savings. 2. Do Your Research Before Friday: If you are hoping to scoop up a deal on Friday on a big-ticket item, get your research out of the way asap. Being knowledgeable about the products you want to buy will help you avoid being sucker-punched with loud advertising for poor products. 3. Compare Prices: Utilize price-comparison Internet shopping sites to assist you in comparing product prices. Compare the “options” included with the product. Some retailers will low-ball the advertised price on a If you are a guest: stripped down product and then you will be charged extra for the • Arrive no earlier than the time the host has announced and no later than half an hour after the time. necessary parts. • Plan to stay about an hour after dinner unless travel plans 4. Early Bird Shopper Discounts: or sleepy children necessitate leaving earlier. The Early Bird Shopper is the real winner on Black Friday. Stores offering Early Day Shopper Specials, but with no “rain checks”, which • Bring a gift and write a note of thanks afterward. • Offer to help set up for dinner and to clean afterward. means once they run out of the products, you are out of luck. • Notify the host of any special dietary needs - if you are a 5. Night Owl Discounts - Thanksgiving Eve: vegetarian, diabetic or allergic to common foods. Internet shoppers can beat the Early Birds by shopping online in the pre-dawn hours of Black Friday. Many retailers will be posting their • The best potluck dishes are those that need minimal preparation in the host’s kitchen, can be served at room temperature Black Friday specials, which can be ordered, online and picked-up and require only a fork to eat. at your local store. Special “Web Only” deals will also be available starting as early as Thanksgiving eve. 6. Bring the Ads: Many stores offer a “lowest-price” guarantee; be sure to bring a copy of the exact product being advertised for less. 7. Know the Store Policies: Knowing the store policies on returns can help you determine where to buy. Many retailers are including restocking fees and shorter return deadlines. Almost all of the major retail chains require receipts for returns and exchanges and many keep a database of individuals who abuse return policies. 8. Gift Receipts: Gift receipts generally include a description of the item purchased but do not disclose the price paid. Including a gift-receipt should help insure a hassle-free return experience for gift recipients. 9. Cash is King: Enough said.
Slow Cookers are a Cook’s Best Friend By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen
More leisure time and a homemade meal? Save money on groceries, use less electricity, and enjoy better flavor? You bet! And with a slow cooker, you don’t even have to be there while your dinner cooks. With the invention of the original Crock-Pot® in the 1970s, we’ve been able to layer ingredients in our slow cookers, leave the house for work or play, and come home, hours later, to an inviting aroma-filled house and evening meal. Rival still manufactures the Crock-Pot®, but many other manufacturers are in the game with competitive models. The “crockpot” moniker has become an icon for any slow cooker. These days, choices are not limited to 2-temperature manual units; they also come programmable, with multiple time and temperature settings, countdown timers, built-in thermometers, and automatic temperature shifts to warm in case you are late getting home. There are slow cooker sizes and settings to fit your family’s individual needs. Though shape is not necessarily a deal breaker when purchasing, it is a consideration. A money-saving attribute of slow cooking is that tougher, less expensive meats are rendered meltingly tender and juicy. Larger roasts and whole chickens fit better into an ovalshaped model and will cook more evenly, although you can trim them to fit into a round one. It’s easy to adapt your favorite oven or stovetop recipes to slow cooker cooking. Regardless of yield, if your dish normally cooks in 15 to 30 minutes, you can count on 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours cooking in a slow cooker on High power or 4 to 6 hours on Low. If it takes 35 to 45 minutes, you should allow 2 to 3 hours on High power or 6 to 8 hours on Low. Main dishes like roasts and stews that cook up to 3 hours will take 4 to 5 hours on High or more than 8 hours on Low. For instance, Sweet Merlot Beef Stew should cook in about 4 hours on High or 8 to 10 hours on low; after you brown the meat, add everything to the slow cooker for the total cooking time, including the onions and mushrooms. Other tips for successful recipe conversion: *To eliminate excess fat, remove skin from poultry and trim excess fat from meats before cooking. Pre-brown meats, and drain before adding to the crockpot, especially ground meats. *Brown chops and roasts to caramelize the outsides for richer flavor and attractive appearance. For Low Country Smothered Pork Chops, prepare the chops as directed and layer in the cooker with the strips of green pepper, onion, garlic, half of the broth, and Worcestershire. Add more broth as needed to thin the gravy. *Vegetables, especially roots like potatoes, rutabagas, and carrots, cook more slowly than meats, so cut pieces uniformly and add them at the beginning. (It can take 8 to 10 hours on Low for a “baked” potato to cook until tender!) Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup is a perfect example; just put all the ingredients into the slow cooker, reserving half a can of broth to add at the end of cooking, if necessary. Let it cook 2 to 2 1/2 hours on High or 4 to 6 hours on Low. *Most stews, soups, and other braised dishes require less liquid. If you end up with too much, pour it into a saucepan and reduce it until flavorful and thickened. If you need more liquid, it can be added at the end of the cooking time. *Cheese, milk, cream, and other dairy: Add dairy products close to the end of cooking. *Uncooked rice, however, requires standard liquid amounts. It cooks fast, so add it to the slow cooker during the last hour of cooking on High or 2 hours on Low. It is better to cook pasta separately and add it before serving. *Most slow cooker liners are removable, allowing you to fill it up to a day before cooking. Remove the stone liner and assemble the casserole in it; cover and refrigerate until you are ready to cook. You can prepare Chicken and Rice Casserole ahead and cook it 1 1/2 to 2 hours on High or 4 to 6 hours on Low or until it is hot, stirring in cheese during the last hour of cooking. *Spices tend to loose their power during long, slow cooking; be ready to re-season towards the end.
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Courtesy of Paula Deen Ingredients 4 slices bacon, rendered 2 lb chuck roast, cut into 2” pieces 1 1/2 t Salt Freshly ground pepper 2 T Flour1/4 C Steak Sauce 1 1/2 C Red Wine 1 1/2 C Water 1 t fresh thyme 2 Garlic Cloves, minced 1 lb Pearl onions 1/2 lb. Button Mushrooms, chopped 2 T Fresh parsley, chopped
Directions In a medium saute pan fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and reserve. Brown beef slowly on all sides in the bacon fat. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and flour. Toss to coat evenly. Place beef in a heavy 4 qt. saucepan.
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Ingredients 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 1 3/4 pound) 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup sliced carrots (about 3 small) 2 1/2 cup sliced zucchini (about 2 medium) 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, & oregano 2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth Grated Parmesan, optional Directions In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onion and carrot, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Top each serving with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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Courtesy of Paula Deen Ingredients 1 10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of celery soup 1 4 ounce jar pimentos 1 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and chopped 2 14 1/2 ounce cans green beans, drained and rinsed 3 cup diced cooked chicken 1 medium onion, peeled and diced 2 tablespoon butter or vegetable oil 1 cup mayonnaise 1 6 ounce box long-grain wild rice, cooked according to package 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 pinch salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat butter or oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients to bowl and mix together until thoroughly combined. Pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.
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NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – JRM.C, PR, HM.
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WESTMINSTER VILLAGE TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS
(Revised 8/11) If your name was left off the list, it is because you did not return our call to update our records. You will have to resubmit your information to be put back on If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Must have parent(s) permission. Renee Gentle - B, T Jalani Staine - C
TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS-WESTMINSTER VILLAGE Please place my name on the Job Seekers List
(Students must be 12 before they can be added to the babysitting list.) Please fill in all information Job(s) _________________________________ q B -Babysitting Name _________________________________ q SS -Safe Sitter
q SL -Swim Lessons
Street _________________________________ q CPR -CPR Certified
q FAC -First Aid Cert.
Email _________________________________ q RCC -Red Cross Cert. Birthdate - Mo/Yr_________________________ q P -Pet Care (only) q Age ______ Yr HS Grad________ or Gr ________ q Phone _________________________________ q q Subd__________________________________ q
PP -Pet/Plant Sitter H -Housecare L -Lawncare T -Tutor C -Car Detailing
I give my permission for my child’s name and phone number to be published in the ‘Teenage Job Seekers’ section of our subdivision newsletter. Parent Signature ____________________________________________________
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