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BrookMeadows Brook Meadows

The Official Publication of the Brook Meadows Homeowner's Association Volume 7, Number 12

For An E-Mail Copy Of The BMHA Newsletter Whether you are ne w to the neighborhood, or one of the original owners, you can choose to receive your monthly BMHA newsletter by e-mail, snail mail or both. Simple access the website below and follow the steps. From this same site, you can submit articles for our newsletter as well as view all of our previously published newsletters all the way back to 2006.

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December 2012

2012 in Review

Now that we have gotten through a litany of Texas Legislation and a very long election season, it is time for all of us to settle back, to reflect on all of our accomplishments, to be with our families and to enjoy the holiday season. By the time that this newsletter comes out we will have had our last community gathering at the Holiday Party and the ladies should have one more opportunity to get together at the Ladies Ornament Exchange. So on behalf of the Board we want to wish you and your families a joyous holiday season and a safe New Year’s and look forward to seeing everyone at our first Last Tuesday in 2013.

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Brook Meadows ASSOCIATION INFO Brook Meadows Homeowners Association, Inc. PO Box 492 • Colleyville, TX 76034

Brook Meadows Directors: directors@brookmeadows.org Please visit our website often: www.BrookMeadows.org

2012 Board of Directors

President - Mic Deakin................................. 817-399-9885 Vice President - Walter Aue........................... 817-300-3718 Treasurer - Roger Poirier................................ 817-684-0419 Secretary - Sally Wheeler................................ 817-PHONE At Large Member - Rich Shcreder................. 817-545-7753 Newsletter Editor Shelley Haaker.........................shelley.haaker@staples.com

NEWSLETTER INFO PUBLISHER Peel, Inc........................ www.PEELinc.com, 512-263-9181 Advertising........advertising@PEELinc.com, 512-263-9181 ADVERTISING INFORMATION Please support the businesses that advertise in the Brook Meadows Community Newsletter. Their advertising dollars make it possible for all Brook Meadows residens to receive the monthly newsletter at no charge. No homeowners association funds are used to produce or mail the newsletters. If you would like to support the newsletter by advertising, please contact our sales office at 1-888-687-66444 or advertising@PEELinc.com. The advertising deadline is the 20th of each month for the following month's newsletter. At no time will any source be allowed to use the Brook Meadows Community Newsletter contents, or loan said contents, to others in anyway, shape or form, nor in any media, website, print, film, e-mail, electrostatic copy, fax, or etc. for the purpose of solicitation, commercial use, or any use for profit, political campaigns, or other self amplification, under penalty of law without written or expressed permission from the Brook Meadows Association and Peel, Inc. The information in the newsletter is exclusively for the private use of Brook Meadows residents only. DISCLAIMER: Articles and ads in this newsletter express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Peel, Inc. or its employees. Peel, Inc. is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles submitted by others. The publisher also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with this publication. All warranties and representations made in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding its content should be taken up with the advertiser. * The publisher assumes no liability with regard to its advertisers for misprints or failure to place advertising in this publication except for the actual cost of such advertising. * Although every effort is taken to avoid mistakes and/or misprints, the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes, except as limited to the cost of advertising as stated above or in the case of misinformation, a printed retraction/correction. * Under no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable for incidental or consequential damages, inconvenience, loss of business or services, or any other liabilities from failure to publish, or from failure to publish in a timely manner, except as limited to liabilities stated above. 2

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IMPORTANT DATES

DECEMBER 2 COLLEYVILLE WOMENS CLUB HOME TOUR 4832 LAKESIDE DR - CHARITY FUND RAISER $20 - SEE WWW.C-W-C.ORG FOR DETAILS DECEMBER 17 LADIES ORNAMENT EXCHANGE - 6:30 PM. SUSAN WILSON HOST - 4506 SHADYWOOD LN - ORNAMENT EXCHANGE - (PLEASE DON’T SPEND OVER $20) - ALONG WITH YOUR WRAPPED ORNAMENT, BRING APPETIZER/ DESSERT $10 -- WINE AND SOFT DRINKS PROVIDED NO RSVP NECESSARY DECEMBER 9 HOLIDAY PARTY - 7 PM - HOST BILL & NANCY DENNIS - BYOB - BRING APPETIZER OR DESSERT - RSVP ndennis@ briggsfreeman.com DECEMBER 8 MODEL RAILROAD OPEN HOUSE - 1 PM - 6 PM - HOST STAN PIRZCHASKI - 4832 LAKESIDE DR. - PLEASE BRING AN UN-WRAPPED TOY FOR G.R.A.C.E. & PARTICIPATE IN THIS ANNUAL CHARITIABLE EVENT DECEMBER LAST TUESDAY - 6:30 PM - ON HOLIDAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS DECEMBER 19 HOLIDAY YARD DISPLAY CONTEST. JUDGING WILL BEGIN AFTER SUNSET JANUARY 29 LAST TUESDAY - 6:30 PM - Bizzi’s Wine & Cheese, 313 Harwood Road, Suite 101, Bedford FEBRUARY 26 LAST TUESDAY - 6:30 PM - LA BISTRO Italian Restaurant 722 Grapevine Highway, Hurst Not receiving the BMHA e-mail blasts? Try these two steps. 1.In your email account set up, make both directors@ brookmeadows.org and social@brookmeadows.org as approved senders. 2. Go to www.brookmeadows.org home page and fill out the “E-MAIL ADDRESS - CLICK HERE” link.

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COME SEE THE TRAINS Brook

Meadows

The 15th annual Pirzchalski Holiday Open House Saturday, December 8th 1:00 to 6:00 pm

4832 Lakeside Drive Colleyville, Texas 76034 Brook Meadows

See the MDAK HO Model Railroad in ACTION! The MDAK RR is 67’ x 27’ & is designed for children of all ages! Walk the perimeter and find monkeys, cats, dogs and various animals & people. Listen to the sounds of cattle, pigs, sheep & chickens. Find the all new animated figures: painters, kids playing, cows & deer, man chopping wood, etc. See & hear big steam locomotives as they strain to climb mountain grades!

Cookies & Drinks provided In the spirit of the Christmas season, this is our neighborhood charitable event for GRACE. Please bring a childs unwrapped toy if possible. There is no obligation! Your generosity is greatly appreciated by those less fortunate. Suggested toy items:

Arts & Craft Sets, Board Games, Building Blocks, Card Games, Hand Held Video Games, Jewelry Making Sets, Lego’s, Play Dough, Puzzles, Silly Putty, Slinky, Tinker Toys, Trucks or Cars, Yo-yo’s. We wish each of you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

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Mar tha's Roses

This could be a story about a Spanish revolutionary....but it’s not.    More like a rose revolutionary.   You see, while we have all gone nuts over the Knockout roses (well, they are a game changer), another rose has quietly and steadily put its stamp on the North Texas landscape...The Martha Gonzales rose.   This neat, compact, single leafed China rose could not have a more different upbringing than that of the Knockout.  You see, this rose was “found” in 1982 growing in the yard of (drumroll please)...a Ms. Martha Gonzales, in Navasota Texas.    From whence it came to be there, no one knows, including the late Ms. Gonzales, who passed away in 2000.   The finders were Texas Rose Rustler Pam Puryear and Dallas rosarian Joe Woodyard.   They took cuttings (with permission naturally) of two other roses,

then debated over this species, finally agreeing to take cuttings of it as well.   Now commercially available, it is named in honor of the late Ms. Gonzales. The inspiration for this article is that, as I type, I am looking at six of these roses in my yard, in full bloom here in mid-November, and they are acting very native.   The color is a dark red to almost purple hue, the foliage often goes a glamorous burgundy, and best of all, and they are not drama queens needing constant attention.   A true landscape rose in other words, it can actually be shaped as a hedge.  And while said to be compact, ours have slowly grown to a height of over six feet!   We regard the Martha Gonzales rose as in indispensable component of our landscape come by and check ‘em out!  

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THE TEXAS TREADMILL FOR TWO. YEEHAW WHILE WORKING YOUR LEGS AND CORE SIMULTANEOUSLY. FROM PILATES, FOAM ROLLER COURSES, DANCE, SIX DIFFERENT YOGA CLASSES AND MORE, OUR FITNESS PROGRAM IS SURE TO ENTERTAIN AND INSPIRE YOU.

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Brook Meadows THE SMITH FAMILY MOVES IN TO 2904 MEADOWVIEW DR.

October saw the Smith family relocating to Brook Meadows from within the local area and they love the central location of our neighborhood. Stanie was in the Air Force and was stationed “all over” including 11 years in Germany. Returning to our area after retiring because they have family here, he now works at Lockheed Martin on the UAE program. Shirley is active in Community Bible Study in Southlake and their son Stan II is a junior at UNT. When they are not busy with family, they enjoy travel and gardening, but for now are focused on doing some updating and remodeling of their new home. WELCOME!

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