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Willowbridge - Stonebridge Homeowners Association Newsletter www.willowbridgehoa.com Volume 17

September 2012

No. 9

Ya rd of the Mon th Congratulations to David Sellinger. Original owner and was excited to have YOM for the first time.

Congratulations to

Ronald and Linda Migl

Original owners and the first time they have been picked for YOM. They've been a part of the Willowbridge community for 15 years.

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Willowbridge - Stonebridge IMPORTANT NUMBERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

All Emergencies................................................................911 Harris County Sheriff...................................... 713-221-6000 Harris County Animal Control....................... 281-999-3191 Cy-Fair Hospital.............................................. 281-890-4285 CenterPoint - Street Lights & Outages............ 713-207-2222 CenterPoint Energy......................................... 713-659-2111 Newsletter Publisher Peel, Inc....................... www.PEELinc.com, 888-687-6444 Advertising.......advertising@PEELinc.com, 888-687-6444 PCMI/ Margie Naranjo......................... 281-870-0585x1350 Poison Control Center.................................... 800-222-1222 AT&T - Repair............................................... 800-246-8464 - Billing.......................................................... 800-585-7928 Swimming Pool - Pay Phone........................... 281-469-9004 Swimming Pool - Lifeguard............................. 281-517-0225 Trash – Waste Management............................. 713-686-6666 Vacation Watch - Harris County District 5..... 281-290-2100 W. Harris County MUD #11.......................... 281-807-9500 Willow Place Post Office................................. 281-890-2392 Willowbridge Website..................www.willowbridgehoa.com Cable/Internet/Phone...COMCAST............... 713-341-1000

Patrick Smith.......................................................... President Kyle Survance...................................................Vice President John Widacki.......................................................... Treasurer Julie Dubros..............................................................Director Jennifer Y’Barbo........................................................Director

ASSOCIATION DIRECTORY Welcoming Committee Gracie Galvan.............................................. 281-732-0009 Beautification Committee Jennifer Y’Barbo.............................jhybarbo@subhou.com Homeowners Association...................... 281-870-0585x1350 PCMI - Margie Naranjo......................mnaranjo@stes.com Clubhouse/Reservations Debra Moore.............................................. 281-870-0585 Pool Parties/Tags PCMI.......................................................... 281-870-0585 Marquee Coordinator Barbara Lallinger.......................................... 281-890-8464 Newsletter Coordinator Kyle Survance...................................surou812@gmail.com Security Coordinator Julie Dubros................................................. 281-794-9032 Website Coordinator Angela Doray............................ willowbridgehoa@live.com Yard of the Month Committee Nominate your favorite at: willowbridgehoa.com or Contact Jennifer Y’Barbo.............................jhybarbo@subhou.com Soccer Field Reservations Terese Joubran........................... teresejoubran@yahoo.com Lost Pet Coordinator Sonia Moore..................... msrco@aol.com, 281-955-8068 2

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HOA INFORMATION Willowbridge Homeowners Association Inc. - PCMI Margie Naranjo.................................. 281-870-0585x1350 E-Mail.................................................mnaranjo@stes.com Fax .............................................................. 281-870-9170 If you have any questions or comments regarding the neighborhood please contact the numbers above.

HOA MEETINGS Willowbridge/Stonebridge Homeowner's Association meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at the community clubhouse at 7:00 pm.

WELCOMING COMMITTEE The Welcoming Committee meetings are the last Monday of each month.

HARRIS COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE To report street or curb damage, missing/damaged street signs and street flooding: (281) 353-8424 or www.hcp4.net. If a resident wants to request a new sign or replace a damaged one, they have to go online and fill out a request.

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Big Welcome To Our New Neighbors! Pearsall   Diiorio Slate Stone Ct.  -Stone Therrell -Betts 9914 Willowbridge -Nan 8827 Ballinger - Ritchie 9211 Stone Porch - Chen 9718 Refugio - Pulido & Illarramendi 8615 Ballinger -GALLO Provided by the Welcome Committee!  Thanks, Gracie Galvan Welcome Committee

THE SCHOOL ZONE Submitted by: Barbara Lallinger

Gleason PTO Officers Extraordinaire for 2012-13 President................................................... *Jennifer Rayphole VP volunteers & Membership .................... Anglea Pokladnik VP Fall Fundraising........................................... Ali DeLuca VP Spring Fundraising............................ *Kristen O’Riordan VP Secondary Fundraising............................ Melissa O’Brien VP Special Events......................................... *Kim Sachtleben Secretary/Parliamentarian..............................Jennifer Nobles Treasurer/Bookkeeper.....................................Carrie Wiseley Historian........................................................... *Tina Diese

*Denotes Willowbridge/Stonebridge resident.

As in the past, the PTO will be looking for not just a few, but “many good women and men” to volunteer for the various fundraisers, events, etc. for the school year. You do not have to have a child or grandchild enrolled in Gleason (or CFISD); however, if you don’t, you must qualify through the Partners in Education (PIE) office to be a “Global Volunteer”. They can be contacted at: (281) 894-3950. If you’re retired and/or just have some free time on your hands, please consider volunteering. YOU are WANTED and NEEDED!!! Fireworks on The Schoolyard Did you know….Texas law prohibits discharge of fireworks on school district property at any time? Citizens can report violations to CFISD security dispatcher @ (281) 897-4337 and to the Harris Co. Pct. 4 Constables Office @ (281) 376-3472.

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Willowbridge - Stonebridge The Recipe Box

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The goal is to fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9. Each digit may appear only once in each row, each column, and each 3x3 box.

SUDOKU

Tuna Noodle Casserole ala Crock Pot

Crossword Puzzle

1 t. salt 2 ½ c. dry noodles ½ c. onion, finely chopped 6 or 12 oz. can tuna (according to your taste preference) ½ c. shredded Swiss or sharp 1 (10 ¾ oz.) can cream of Cheddar cheese mushroom soup 1/2 soup can of water 1¼ c. almonds (optional) 1 c. frozen green peas

1. Combine all ingredients, except green peas, in crock pot. 2. Cover. Cook on high 2-3 hours or on low 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally. 3. Twenty (20) minutes before end of cooking time, stir in peas and reduce heat to low if cooking on high. CORRECTION to last month's recipe: (caused by PC gremlins between submission and the printers) The scrambled ingredients should read: 1 (6oz) pkg strawberry gelatin, 2 (20oz) pkgs frozen, sliced strawberrys, thawed. Please submit your favorite recipe to: leroylallinger@live.com

View answers online at www.peelinc.com DOWN ACROSS 1. Incline 1. Tack 2. Change 5. Giant 3. Small particle 9. Philippine dish with marinated 4. Compass point chicken or pork 5. Night bird 11. Journalist's question 6. Body snatcher 12. Tiny insects 7. Cultivate 13. Cut of beef 8. Volcano 14. School group 10. Change into bone 15. South 16. Musical productions 17. United States 18. Canadian prov. 18. Bottle need 19. Palladium (abbr.) 20. Upset 20. Many 22. Cow's chow 21. Perfect 23. Year (abbr.) 22. Captain (abbr.) 24. Computer makers 24. Institution (abbr.) 27. Brews 25. Swain 29. Sleep disorder 26. African country 31. Parent teacher groups 28. Fast plane 32. Strong rope fiber 30. Pastry 33. Bend 34. Decorative needle case © 2006. Feature Exchange

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Sudoku

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WillowTalk A Parking Plea

Dear neighbors,

I am your neighbor and a resident of our Willowbridge / Stonebridge subdivision and really enjoy living in our community. I would like to share with you a frustration that I experience almost daily. My hope is that by sharing with the community my frustration, perhaps it will encourage understanding and a change in parking habits by some of our residents. Many articles have been printed in our newsletter about the appropriate guidelines for street parking. One thing that has not been written about is the practice of repeatedly parking in front of a neighbor’s house rather than one’s own. Although this is not illegal, I believe it is inconsiderate for one to do so. Please understand, I have no objections with my neighbors parking in front of my home on occasion when they host a party or other overflow situation, but my neighbor uses the front of my home as their personal parking place. I have tried parking my vehicles in front of my house, which I do not like to do, in hopes of discouraging others from parking there. The hint was not successful. I have had problems with trash pick-up and recently had problems when a contractor working in my home who could not park in front of my home due to the neighbor’s vehicle parked there. It was very inconvenient for the contractor who needed to travel to and from his

vehicle numerous times throughout the repair. I attempted to ask the neighbor to move the vehicle, but there was no one home to move it. When I occasionally have guests, they feel unwelcome to use my front door because of the cars parked in front of my house. My guests often end up parking in front of my other neighbor’s house and carrying their loads, food and other items, to my home. This issue is actually becoming a grievance with not only me, but with my visitors who cannot park closer to my home. Additionally, I take pride in the appearance of my home and landscape. I think it adds to the appeal of our neighborhood. Why should I bother trying to maintain my home and keep it looking nice if the only thing passersby see is a car in front of my home. I realize that there are no laws being broken, but laws should not always be needed to promote understanding and consideration. If you park in front of someone’s home, please consider your neighbors’ feelings. Would you want your neighbor to always park in front of your home?

Your neighbor

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