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Lakemont Living Official Newsletter for the Residents of Lakemont

Volume 3, Issue 5

May 2012

Lakemont Living Introduction ENJOY MEMORIAL DAY FOR ITS MEANING! As you plan family BBQs or get-togethers with friends don’t forget that Memorial Day is not just an extra day off from work. It’s the day that we remember those who have died in our nation’s service. So between the grilling and good times this May 28th please take a moment to honor our military past and present for their great sacrifice for our freedom. COMMUNITY YARD SALE MAY 19 – 20, 8:00AM – 2:00PM

You do not need to register for this year’s Community Yard Sale since Purple Heart will not be scheduled to pick-up any items. All residents who plan to participate are responsible for putting up and taking down their own advertising signs around Lakemont. Signs can be placed as early as Friday afternoon on 5/18 and have to be removed no later than Sunday, 5/20 by 5:00pm. Community banners will be placed at each entrance to advertise the event. Please email jenpli@ yahoo.com if you have any questions. YARD OF THE MONTH

Our annual “Yard of the Month” is here! Get out those mowers and weed eaters and let’s get those yards looking beautiful! We will be selecting a yard of the month recipient each month per section. Will it be yours? SEEKING BLOCK CAPTAINS

Would you like to become a part of the Neighborhood Watch program as a Block Captain? We welcome residents interested in serving. If you or someone you know is interested, please send your contact information to our Neighborhood Watch Committee at LakemontWatch@yahoo.com for more information. If you are a Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

current Block Captain and have not been receiving monthly updates from our Neighborhood Watch Program please contact us. LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! The Center for Cultural Interchange is looking for volunteer hosts of foreign students for the fall school year. These students need a caring and safe environment to stay while attending school. They come from over 60 countries and are high school aged, have their own spending money, and are fully insured. Hosts are required to provide a bed and meals in their home. For more information visit the website www.cci-exchange.com or to become a host family contact Jennifer Tausworthe at 713-203-6556 or email jennifer4cci@aol.com.

How to take better outdoor photos Are your outdoor pictures too bright? Or maybe all of the photos of your kids are blurry? Here are a few tips that should help improve the quality of your pictures. Location Choose a location that is not busy and bustling with activity. A quiet area will allow kids to be more focused, and allow them to be able to listen to your posing instructions without distractions or loud noises that would otherwise interfere. Focus on Lighting Novice photographers tend to think bright, direct sunlight is best for taking natural photos. On the contrary, strong sunlight is “hard” lighting. It produces deep shadows and can cause pale colors to look (Continued on Page 3) Lakemont Living - May 2012

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Lakemont Living COMMUNITY INFO LAKEMONT

FM 1093 at Mason Road www.visitlakemont.com For questions, comments or to become a volunteer contact any of the Committee Chairs listed below:

COMMITTEE CHAIR/HOA BOARD

Activities & Events/Executive Chair........................ Jennifer L. ...................................................................jenpli@yahoo.com Deed Restrictions......................................................... Gena T. ......................................................lakemontdeed@yahoo.com Lakes, Parks & Playgrounds...................................... Jason M. ..........................................................jamino69@hotmail.com Newsletter............................................................... Kristina J. .................................................. lakemontliving@yahoo.com Neighborhood Watch.....................................................CK N. ....................................................lakemontwatch@yahoo.com Pools............................... Diane P., lakemontpool@hotmail.com Welcome Committee.................................................. Leslye C. ..........................................welcome.committee@hotmail.com Swim Team..............................Rob M., robmitzi@sbcglobal.net

ADVERTISING INFO Please support the advertisers that make the Lakemont Living possible. If you would like to support the newsletter by advertising, please contact our sales office at 888-687-6444 or advertising@PEELinc.com. The advertising deadline is the 8th of the month prior to the issue.

ARTICLE INFO Lakemont Living is mailed monthly to all Lakemont residents. Residents, community groups, churches, etc. are welcome to include information about their organizations in the newsletter. Personal news for the Stork Report, Teenage Job Seekers, recipes, special celebrations, and birthday announcements are also welcome. To submit an article for consideration in Lakemont Living please email it to lakemontliving@yahoo.com. The deadline is the 1st of the month prior to the issue.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

ALL EMERGENCY CALLS.............................................911 Sheriff’s Dept./Non-Emergency ... 281-341-4700/281-341-4665 Poison Control.............................................. 1800-222-1222 Hurricane Preparedness/Red Cross.................. 713-526-1536 Community Fire Department Station 3........... 281-578-6444 Texas Driver License Office – Katy................... 281-391-4874 Fort Bend North Annex................................... 281-238-1400 Fort Bend County Animal Control.................. 281-352-1512 Fort Bend County Appraisal District............... 281-344-8623 Fort Bend Co. Tax Assessor/Collection............ 281-341-3710 Fort Bend County Vehicle Registration............ 281-341-3709 Fort Bend County Voter Registration............... 281-341-8670 Fort Bend Co. Library – Cinco Ranch.............281-395-1311 McNeill Elementary School.............................832-223-2800 Briscoe Junior High School.............................832-223-4000 Foster High School..........................................832-223-3800 CenterPoint Energy (Natural Gas)................... 713-659-2111 Royal Disposal & Recycle................................ 713-342-0508 AMI – Association Management Inc................ 713-932-1122

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Lakemont Living How to take better outdoor photos (Continued from Cover Page) weak or washed out. Instead, if you’re scheduling pictures then plan around sweet light – early morning or late evening. By having the sun in the lower hemisphere of the sky, you can work in a variety of situations without dramatic shadows, squinting eyes and harsh lines. If your pictures aren’t planned try to find a shady area to remedy the lighting issues on a bright day. This will diffuse the light and create better color saturation. However, avoid using trees as shade; sunlight shining through leaves can create sunspots, which are nearly impossible to edit out. If shade isn’t an option, use your flash to help decrease some of the shadows in the photo. If there are clouds in the sky try to wait till the sun moves behind a cloud to take a portrait, which creates a filtered light that is wonderful for photos. And, as a rule of thumb, never have the sun directly behind the subject; instead try to have the sun behind the photographer. No More Blurry Photos Trying to get pictures of active children is like trying to catch a fish with your bare hands. They move fast. Even in posed shots where children are, in theory, sitting still, there can be movement of little heads, hands and feet. It’s a good idea to make use of your camera’s sports setting when photographing children. The sports setting increases the camera’s shutter speed to make it more likely you’ll get a good picture of fast-moving subjects. You can also depress the shutter button halfway to allow your camera to focus before you’re ready to take the picture. Hold it in that position until your subject is ready, and then quickly press the shutter. Check your camera’s manual to learn more about the sports setting and auto focusing. These simple tips can increase your chances of getting great photos of your children this spring and summer and help you say good-bye to blurry, too bright pictures.

Kristina’s Korner Have a question about the community or surrounding area? Ever wonder about new development or want opinions on good restaurants or entertainment venues in the area? Send your questions to lakemontliving@yahoo.com and I’ll do my best to find out the answers! A SUMMER STAPLE IN TEXAS, BBQ HAS BECOME A PRETTY COVETED COMMODITY. Q: Are there any good BBQ restaurants in our area?

A: There is commercial property everywhere you look it seems and I know we often wonder what the space will be in a year from now. Here’s some insight into a few venues coming soon! Whole Foods has announced that they will erect a store at Fry Rd. and the Grand Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

Parkway which will be convenient for food lovers and health nuts. Academy Sports and Outdoors will build a new store at FM 723 and Spring Green Blvd along with a new Kroger Shopping Center. The addition of Sports Authority and Party City are complete in the Bella Terra shopping Center at Hwy 99 and Bellaire Blvd. And the most interesting commercial addition to our area has to be the Santikos Palladium with 22 screens and in theatre restaurants. This new attraction is planned for the NE corner of Hwy 99 and Morton/ West Belfort near the Long Meadow Farms community. I’ll keep my eye out for more development coming soon!

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Lakemont Living Neighborhood Announcements & Events EGG HUNT A SUCCESS!! The annual egg hunt was a huge success again with 1,700 eggs “hunted” by kids of all ages and an appearance by the Bunny (Thanks to Ariana Cox for braving the heat). Kids also enjoyed coloring and stamping at the craft table and popcorn and punch. A special thanks to all those that volunteered-we couldn’t have done it without you.

Calendar of Events 5/8 Quilting Bee 5/10 Lakemont Annual Meeting, 6:30pm 5/19-20 Garage Sale, 8:00am – 2:00pm 5/20 Welcome Lunch 5/26 Self defense 5/27 Quilting Bee 6/9 Self defense 6/12 Quilting bee 6/23 Self Defense 6/24 Quilting bee 6/30 Independence Day Bike Contest, 9:30am – 11:00am 7/7 Self Defense 7/10 Quilting bee 7/21 Self Defense 7/22 Quilting bee 8/4 Self Defense 8/14 Quilting bee 8/18 Self Defense 8/19 Welcome Lunch 8/26 Quilting bee

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If you are interested, please contact Michelle at hudson.michelle@ att.net. The meetings are held at The Lakehouse from 1-5pm on select Tuesdays and from 2-6pm on select Sundays. Please refer to the calendar of events for specific dates. LAKEMONT SELF-DEFENSE CLASS Come join the next Lakemont Self-Defense Class (KAJUKEMBO) to get some great exercise and meet a few of your neighbors. The activity is held at the Lakehouse on select Saturday’s from 9am – 11am. It is free and open to all Lakemont residents 17 years and older. Please refer to the calendar of events for specific dates. GET CONNECTED… Sign up to receive community e-mails and updates. Go to our community website www.lakemontca.org and login (for login information contact the HOA). HAVE AN IDEA? Interested in forming a new Lakemont club/organization? E-mail us by the 5th of the month to include it in next month’s newsletter at lakemontliving@yahoo.com 4

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Lakemont Living 3 Bean Salad Submitted by Joy Cryer (Lakemont Ladies Club)

Ingredients 3 Bean Salad Submitted by: Joy Cryer (Lakemont Ladies Club) 1 can each: Corn, green beans, wax beans and kidney beans, or field peas Marinade: ¾ cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup olive oil ¾ cup (or less) sugar 1 t. salt 1 t. pepper ½ t. garlic powder Mix together and chill overnight.

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Lily of the Valley

BIRTHSTONE:

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THEME: National Bar-B-Que Month HOLIDAYS: May 1 – May Day May 2 – Yom Hashoah May 5 – Cinco De Mayo May 8 – National Teacher’s Day May 13 – Mother’s Day May 19 – Armed Forces Day May 20 – Peace Day May 28 – Amnesty International Day May 30 – Memorial Day (observed on May 28th)

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2012 Pool Schedule LAKEMONT #1 LAKEHOUSE POOL

May 26th, 27th, and 28th: Day(s).............................................................. Pool Times Saturday...........................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday.............................................12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Memorial Day..................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM June 2012 – July 2012: Full Time Day(s).............................................................. Pool Times Monday............................................................. CLOSED Tuesday - Saturday...........................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday.............................................12:00 PM – 8:00 PM August 2012: 1st – 26th; then weekends only Day(s).............................................................. Pool Times Monday............................................................. CLOSED Tuesday - Saturday...........................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday.............................................12:00 PM – 8:00 PM September 2012: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Day(s).............................................................. Pool Times Saturday...........................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday.............................................12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Labor Day........................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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2012 Pool Schedule LAKEMONT #2 RESORT POOL

May 26th, 27th, and 28th: Day(s).............................................................. Pool Times Saturday...........................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday.............................................12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Memorial Day..................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM June 2012 – July 2012: Full Time Day(s).............................................................. Pool Times Monday...........................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday.............................................................. CLOSED Wednesday - Saturday......................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday.............................................12:00 PM – 8:00 PM August 2012: 1st – 26th; then weekends only Day(s).............................................................. Pool Times Monday...........................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday ............................................................. CLOSED Wednesday- Saturday.......................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday.............................................12:00 PM – 8:00 PM September 2012: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Day(s).............................................................. Pool Times Saturday...........................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday.............................................12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Labor Day........................................10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc


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