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Willowbridge - Stonebridge Homeowners Association Newsletter www.willowbridgehoa.com Volume 18

July 2013

Deed Restriction Reminder Graham Management does regular inspections of the community to look for anything that may be in violation of the deed restrictions. With our fluctuating weather patterns we have gone from dying yards, to overgrown yards, and back again. Willowbridge is a community where it is clear to see that people care about their homes. When we do address a violation in Willowbridge/Stonebridge, most owners comply within a reasonable period of time. It is a pleasure to drive through this beautiful community; however, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following violations: • Yards must be maintained on a regular basis, which includes mowing, edging and weeding the entire visible property, as well as sweeping up the remaining debris. • The Houston climate causes frequent growth of mildew on the siding of the homes and driveways in the area. Please ensure that accumulated dirt, mold or mildew are removed from your home and driveway in a timely manner. • Pets are not allowed to run loose in the neighborhood. Please keep your animals contained on your property or on a leash. Also, as a common courtesy to your neighbors, please clean up after your pets when they make a mess outside, and try to ensure that a barking dog does not disturb your neighbors. Remember that there is a leash law in effect in addition to the Deed Restrictions. • Trailers, boats, campers, RVs, and commercial vehicles are not to be stored in the subdivision. • Fresh paint must be applied to any homes with faded or peeling areas. If you happen to receive a letter from Graham Management in regards to a violation, please contact the office at 281-497-4320 if you have a question, disagree with the letter, or need some additional time to complete the work. Copyright © 2013 Peel, Inc.

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Security Reminder Just a reminder to take small but necessary precautions to secure your home this summer. • Keep garage doors closed at all times when not in immediate use. • Do not leave valuables in your car and remember to lock all car doors. Park your vehicles in the garage whenever possible. • Try to retrieve your mail as soon as possible every day. Identity theft can take place from a stolen credit card statement. Lock all windows and doors to your home. • If you are leaving for vacation, set up a timer to turn on a light or two at night to make it appear that you are home. Arrange to have someone pick up your mail and do not have papers delivered to your home during this time. Please report any suspicious activity to our patrol officers. The officers depend on your calls so please do not hesitate to call them for anything that you find unusual in the subdivision. You can call if you see or experience solicitation in the community, if you see persons entering a vacant property, or any other activity that seems suspicious.

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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 Street Lights & Outages - CenterPoint Energy.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 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 – Royal Disposal & Recycle................... 713-526-1536 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 George Schaudel..................................................... 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................................ 281-497-4320 Graham Mgmt - Tracy Graham.......................................... .................................... grahammanagement@sbcglobal.net Clubhouse/Reservations Tracy Graham............................................. 281-497-4320 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................................tmjoubran@gmail.com Lost Pet Coordinator Sonia Moore..................... msrco@aol.com, 281-955-8068 2

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HOA INFORMATION Willowbridge Homeowners Association Inc. - Graham Mgmt Tracy Graham.............................................. 281-497-4320 E-Mail......................... grahammanagement@sbcglobal.net Fax ................................................................. 281-870-1654 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 Thursday 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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WillowTalk Hurricane Season Preparedness For Your Pets by Sonia Moore Don’t get caught unprepared! The best way to protect your family is to have a plan in place before disaster strikes. NOAA has predicted an extremely active season with a 70% chance of 13 - 20 named storms. Photograph each pet and store these pictures with other important documents in sealed/waterproof plastic bags. Make sure that all animals are up-to-date on their vaccinations. All dogs and cats should wear collars and identification tags with current information. Dogs should wear nylon or leather collars only. Never place tags on training collars or choke chains. Cats should wear a breakaway/safety collar. Pack a portable pet disaster kit that includes food, water, medication (including heartworm and flea preventatives), bowls, leashes, cleaning supplies, and don’t forget the manual can opener if you bring canned food. Make sure your pet has a safe traveling carrier that has been labeled with your emergency contact information. You should plan on enough supplies for at least two weeks. Take your pet’s favorite toy or blanket with you to help minimize his/her stress.

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If you must evacuate, take your pet with you! If conditions are unsafe for people, they are unsafe for pets. Pet owners should identify an evacuation route and make temporary housing arrangements before a storm hits. This often means finding a boarding facility or animal shelter out of the evacuation area and in the area where the family will be staying. Please visit the websites below to find pet friendly lodging. www.letsgopets.com www.petswelcome.com www.lclickpethotels.com www.travelpets.com www.peoplewithpets.com www.petfriendlyhotelsandtravel.com www.petsonthego.com www.takeyourpet.com www.dogfriendly.com

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Willowbridge - Stonebridge Responsible Pet Owner BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER AND HAVE YOUR ANIMAL SPAYED OR NUETERED.

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Prevent West Nile Virus Naturally with Allicin Garlic’s main ingredient is proven to repel and kill mosquitoes

Outbreaks of West Nile virus occur each summer in the United States, with Dallas and some other parts of the country experiencing earlier, increased activity. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that mosquito-borne diseases infect about 700 million people each year, killing more than 3 million and they are urging people to take steps to prevent West Nile virus. Garlic has long been known to have medicinal properties which have a dramatic effect on a number of problems. The most wellknown and widely studied garlic compound is allicin, which studies have shown destroys certain species of mosquito larvae. One study demonstrated that in the natural garlic bulb extract, mosquito eggs show no fracture lines in their shells, meaning the eggs never hatched. No larvae were observed either alive or dead in the garlic extracts, suggesting that the embryos were disabled before they could escape from their eggshells as viable larvae. A second study conducted in India demonstrated the use of 1% garlic oil mixed with beeswax on the arms and legs of study participants. The mixture was found to be effective in preventing mosquito bites for up to eight hours.

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In addition to the above studies, there is some evidence that allicin, when added with water, prevents mosquitoes from laying eggs on it. This is a major discovery since mosquito larvae are aquatic, and require water to reproduce. The best ratio of the mixture would be 1-part allicin liquid to 3-parts water. Allicin is a compound which is available in many different supplemental forms. Whole Health Partners recommends Allicillin: True Allicin Garlic Extract for the everyday consumption allicin in support of you and your family’s health. In addition to deterring mosquitoes, allicin-- the main ingredient in Allicillin, has proven to be beneficial to everything from immune enhancement to cancer prevention. Many clinical studies have shown that allicin has the ability to lower total cholesterol, LDL, or “bad cholesterol” and triglycerides, and increase HDL cholesterol. This in turn may aid in the prevention of heart-related conditions such as heart attack, atherosclerosis, and stroke. In addition, allicin may support the overall health of the circulatory system, which may help in lowering the risk of heart attack and strokes. For more information on Allicilin or Whole Health Partners, please visit www.wholehealthpartners.com. To purchase a bottle of Allicillin: True Allicin Garlic Extract, please contact Whole Health Partners at info@wholehealthpartners.com or 214.368.3030. About Whole Health Partners Whole Health Partners is a chiropractic and wellness care provider in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1996 by Dr. Francis X. Murphy, Whole Health Partners uses modern chiropractic approaches and advanced soft tissue techniques to help individuals achieve and maintain health and vitality. For more information about Whole Health Partners please visit us on Facebook and Twitter or call 214.368.3030 to set up an appointment.

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WillowTalk Neighborhood Teenage Baby-Sitters Available! Are you in need of baby-sitting? Contact one of the following and help our neighborhood youth earn a little extra money. Name Birthday Phone Number Parents Carmen Colmenero 3/9/89 281-890-3223 Jaime & Juanita Colmenero Morgan Hurst+ 3/9/95 281-235-5641 Freddy & Kim 281-897-8910 Hurst Bevin Gammell 12/29/90 281-807-3152 Bradly & Elizabeth Gammell Lesley Maxfield 07/25/94 281-469-6229 Lesley Maxfield Lauren Mosley+ 02/14/95 281-894-8459 Rachel Sontag 12/19/97 281-970-9535 rachelsontag@ hotmail.com Kim Cook 05/05/97 832-237-9541 Glenn & Maureen Cook Rebecca Dyer+ 3/26/98 281-955-0863 Tracy & Brian Dyer + Red Cross Certified

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Tommy Hamner 13 yrs. old 281-469-5782 Melissa & Findley Hamner Rachel Sontag 12/19/97 281-970-9535 rachelsontag@ hotmail.com Abby Cook 13 yrs. old 832-237-9541 Glenn & Maureen Cook Kim Cook 15 yrs. old 832-237-9541 Glenn & Maureen Cook ATTENTION TEENAGERS

The Teenage Job Seekers listing service is offered free of charge to all Lakemont teenagers seeking work. Submit your name and information to lakemontliving@yahoo.com by the 10th of the month!

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