Page 1




See p ag 16-1 es 7


Out & About 6 Easy Hacks for

A Fun Summer Update your skills in a secure job industry



The FINS Difference

Locally owned right here in Spring, Texas

832-698-9789 For Free In-home Appointment




Neighborhood Publications LLC 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Suite #205 Spring, Texas 77379 Editor Leanne Donelson Head Writer Candy Cruz

Assistant Editor Erin Lewis Contributing Writers Josh Arcemont

Social Media Editor Madi Wheeler Graphics Photography Mike Reeves Audree Garcia, Kellie Cataldo Publisher Neighborhood Publications

Pools can be enjoyable places to gather and make for the focal points of yards, but they require careful use so fun is not overshadowed by tragedy. Unfortunately, young children have the highest risk of pool injury or drowning, with more than 200 youngsters drowning in swimming pools each year.



6 HOW TO spend more time outdoors 8 HOW TO cut home energy costs 10 OUT & ABOUT 12 HOW TO repot a plant 14 Update your skills in a secure job industry 16 The FINS Difference! 18 Empowering Our Children 19 Dreaming Big! 20 HOW TO graft a favorite plant 22 The Romance Experts 24 SNEAK PEAK Summer Camps and Activities 28 6 Easy Hacks for A Fun Summer 30 Spring-Klein Magazine Spotlights new business opening in our area.

I understand this fear, it happened to me once. I almost lost a precious young girl. I turned my attention to a phone call and became distracted and she fell into our pool. I am happy to say that another child pulled her out of the water and now this young lady is graduating from high school.

See page 8

Please have a safe summer and enjoy the water with your children and leave the phone in the beach bag. You will need it one day for graduation photos. Thank you, Leanne Donelson Neighborhood Publications

See page 14

DISCLAIMER: All articles, information, website addresses and cartoons in this publication express the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Neighborhood Publications LLC or its employees.  Neighborhood Publications LLC is not responsible for the accuracy of any facts stated in articles, information website address and cartoons submitted by others. The Publisher Neighborhood Publications also assumes no responsibility for the advertising content with this publication and ad warranties, representations and endorsements made in the advertising content are solely that of the advertiser and any such claims regarding it’s content should be taken up with the advertiser. Neighborhood Publications LLC disclaims and denies any and all liability, therefore The publisher Neighborhood Publications LLC 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 in this publication, the publisher assumes no responsibility for any errors of information or typographical mistakes. 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 on a timely manner. This is not an official publication of your particular subdivision, (although we print more interesting information and take better photos) and your particular subdivision does not endorse, affiliate or associate itself or its affiliates with this publication. Neighborhood Publications and it’s Associate Publications/Business Interest, whether business or person, do not accept any assumed benefit of the QR Bar Code Readers/Bar Codes, etc. published in any of the Neighborhood Publications or it’s affiliate publications whether in print or electronic. The publisher is not liable for ANY DAMAGES for failure of the Post Office to deliver the magazine in a timely manner, so long as the publisher has delivered the magazine to said delivery point by the contracted date. All articles and photos in this publication are copyrighted. PUBLISHED BY: Neighborhood Publications, 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Suite 205, Spring, Texas 77379.

4 Neighborhood Publications

See page 16

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

How to abilities. Men and women who are overweight should not be intimidated by hiking, as even the simplest trails can help them get back on a healthy track. Men and women who incorporate hiking into their regular routines can lower their risk of heart disease and improve their blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The American Hiking Society also notes that research has shown that hiking can positively affect mood by helping to combat the symptoms of stress and anxiety.



etting outside to enjoy the great outdoors can reduce the likelihood that a person will live a sedentary lifestyle that can negatively affect long-term health. But many adults are spending too much time indoors. In its 2014 OUT is IN national survey, the National Recreation and Park Association found that 28 percent of adults in the United States do not spend time outside daily. The survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the NPRA, asked 1,005 adults to share their opinions and behaviors regarding outdoor time. While 35 percent of respondents said work was getting in the way of their spending time outdoors, 39 percent said their computers, tablets, smartphones, and televisions were keeping them indoors. Though it might be difficult to cut back on hours at the office, adults do have the capacity to cut back on their screen time. Using that newfound free time to get

6 Neighborhood Publications

outdoors can pay dividends for years to come, as the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability notes that the potential consequences of living a sedentary lifestyle are severe. According to the NCHPAD, one study indicated a 40 percent decrease in cancer mortality among physically active persons compared to those who were inactive. Physical activity also helps to prevent insulin resistance, which is the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes. While you don’t need to get outdoors to be physically active, men and women who find themselves bored by workouts at the gym or at home may be more likely to embrace physical activity if they can get their exercise outdoors. The following are three great ways to spend more time enjoying all that nature has to offer.


While some hiking trails are best left to seasoned hikers, many are built for hikers of all ages and

Adults whose homes are in close proximity to their offices may want to try riding a bike to work instead of relying on their cars or mass transportation. Cycling improves cardiovascular fitness and increases muscle strength and flexibility. In addition, the stressrelieving properties of exercise can certainly be ascribed to cycling, which may even help adults prevent stressful episodes by relieving them of the burden of sitting in rush hour traffic.


While the cost of fruits and vegetables may not be busting your monthly budget, growing your own fruits and vegetables is a cost-effective way to find more time for the great outdoors. In addition, a study from researchers in the Netherlands suggested that gardening is better for fighting stress than reading indoors. Nature awaits, and adults should know that some playtime in the great outdoors is not just for kids.

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

• General, well & ill child care • Physicals • Immunizations • Same day appointments available Newborn to 18 years old!


8714 Spring Cypress Rd., Suite 170 (Corner of Champion Forest & Spring Cypress)

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. L-R: Roxanne George M.D., FAAP, Susan Reed M.D., FAAP, Tamika Bush D.O., FAAP and Tad Shirley M.D., FAAP

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Neighborhood Publications 7

How to


cut home energy costs

ome ownership is expensive. First-time homeowners may experience some sticker shock when shopping for their first homes, and that awakening may only grow more rude when the first month’s mortgage payment and utility bills arrive in the mail. But owning a home still makes more sense for many people than does renting. In addition to the potential financial benefits of home ownership, many homeowners see their homes as points of pride that strengthen their families’ ties to their communities. And while the sticker shock of home ownership may never wear off, homeowners can take steps to cut costs around the house, most notably by employing a few strategies to reduce energy consumption.


Rising temperatures tend to produce higher energy bills, as homeowners look to air conditioning to mitigate the effects of heat and humidity. While abandoning AC is an unrealistic idea for people living in especially warm climates, there are ways to make AC units more efficient. Routinely clean AC filters so they can operate at maximum efficiency, replacing old or worn down filters when necessary. Keep AC units off during the day when no one is home, using the unit’s programmable functions to turn the AC on roughly 30 minutes before you arrive home so the house is not a sweatbox.

the heat is on, make sure curtains or drapes are not blocking vents and keep them open during the daytime when you are home to allow more warm sunlight in. Much like with your AC unit, clean heating filters regularly and program the thermostat so you are not heating your home while no one is there.



Heating costs also can do damage to homeowners’ monthly budgets. Wood floors might be more trendy than carpeting, but carpeting can increase heat retention in a home, especially if the home has little or no insulation beneath its floors. When

Cut lighting costs by replacing standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, which are more energy efficient and have longer life expectancies. When installing external lights on your home, install motion-detecting lights so you can

safely get in and out of your house without having to keep a porch light burning for hours on end. When laying out rooms in your home, place lamps in corners where they will reflect light off of two walls, providing more bang for your lighting buck.


Vampire power is a little known foe to homeowners. Electronics like televisions and computers consume energy even when they are not turned on. This is referred to as “vampire power.” Unplug electronics when they are not in use, or plug such devices into power strips that you can turn off when you aren’t home or when devices are not being used. Home ownership comes with many hidden costs, but homeowners can reduce their monthly energy bills in various ways.

THREE LOCATIONS SERVING THE SPRING AREA: 5211 FM 1960 West at Champion Forest 281-440-5353


7312 Louetta Road at Stuebner Airline 281-376-2442 14223 FM 2920 at Hwy 249 281-255-8300

8 Neighborhood Publications

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Come see what everyone in Spring Cypress area is talking about and register your kids today. We understand what matters most to you. Our school is so much more than merely a place where your child has the opportunity to learn and grow. We strive to not only be the BEST in early childhood education, but to care for, nurture, and inspire your child while providing a unique community we like to call the Montessori Kids Universe family.

TEACHERS Our teachers are the driving force of our school. Discover more about the trained individuals who guide our programs and who help facilitate your child to achieve their full potential.

CLASSROOMS Couple a meticulously prepared

learning environment with the rich social dynamic of a multi-age class and you have the scientifically proven approach to academic growth. Learn more about our authentic Montessori classrooms and the academic advantage they provide for your child.

TOUR OUR SCHOOL We strongly encourage you to visit our school to see the MKU difference for yourself. Feel free to call us at 832-559-3823, email us at info@ or simply schedule a visit online.

TUITION Our tuition is highly competitive and includes everything from snacks and lunch to your child’s first uniform!

ADMISSIONS Review our admissions and enrollment process – don’t worry, we make it as easy as possible.

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:


9305 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77379

Neighborhood Publications 9

Out & About May 19 – Heritage Festival

Enjoy a fun-filled day of educational, family friendly activities in one of Harris County’s most beautiful parks! Visit recreated confederate and union camps to learn about Civil War era lifestyles. Also take guided tours to discover the history of the recently discovered Spring Creek Park Cemetery.

May 27 – Memorial Day Woodlands

Activities: Cemetery Tours, Battle Re-enactments, Cultural Demonstrations, Craft & Entertainment, Food Trucks, Archaeology Digs and Storytelling. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Spring Creek Park 15012 Brown Road – Tomball

Come celebrate the official start to summer! Memorial Day Festival pays tribute to all military service men and women who lost their lives while serving The United States,& udes with a spectacular fireworks show Towne Green Park 4:00 – 10:00 pm 2099 Lake Robbins Drive – The Woodlands

June 8 – HEB Wine Walk at Market Street

Stroll around Market Street during the Wine Walk from 5:30 – 8:30 pm and enjoy the magic of Market Street as it is transformed to a wine walkabout with wine industry experts sharing their fruit of the vine with you. 9595 Six Pines Drive – The Woodlands

May 19 - 2nd Annual Beyond the Pints Craft Beer & Music Festival

June 9 – 3rd Annual Throwdown Texas Burger & Music Festival

Sample more than 30 local and national craft breweries. Listen to live music, Eat from a local food trucks and vendors Family Friendly with Kids zone, retail vendors, and entertainment for all. 1:00 – 7:00 pm – Town Green Park 2099 Lake Robbins Drive – The Woodlands

Featuring 12 of the best burgers you mouth can handle. Live music, Kids Zone, Burger Contest. Artisan Vendors – 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. Town Green Park – 2099 Lake Robbins Drive – The Woodlands


10 Neighborhood Publications

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive Activities include face painting and food trucks Concert in the Park at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive Activities include face painting and food trucks

July 4th – Red Hot & Blue Festival Woodlands Fireworks Extravaganza

Are you ready for the Red, Hot & Blue Festival, one of most anticipated events in The Woodlands? Enjoy live music, food vendors and fun for all ages this Fourth of July at a variety of community parks from 6:00 – 10:00 pm

“Things that Go” bike parade – Bring or ride your bike to Northshore Park to enter the Fourth of July Bike Decorating Contest. Decorating supplies will be available beginning at 5:30 pm until supplies last. Judges will award winners at approximately 7:30 pm.h

(832) 528-4979

Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, near the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Activities include strolling entertainers, face painters, balloon artists, inflatables, food vendors, and a kid’s zone with crafts and games

• Replaster/Tile • Weekly Maintenance • Equipment Repairs • Salt Systems • Tile Cleaning

Hughes Landing, located at the intersection of Grogan’s Mill Road and Lake Woodlands Drive Waterway Square Park, 31 Waterway Square, between Woodloch Forest and Six Pines Drive Activities include face painting, balloon artist and concessions

Aloha Swimming Pools will get your job done at an affordable price and quicker than the competition. Whether it is converting your pool to a salt system, performing the regular weekly maintenance and cleanings, or replacing parts, you can rely on Aloha to bring you the results you’re looking for at the price you can afford. To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Neighborhood Publications 11

How to

repot a plant

Be sure the plant is well watered for a few days prior to the repotting process. Watering also will help loosen the root ball from inside of the smaller pot. A plant ready for repotting should slide out with most of the soil in one piece. If the soil is free-falling, it may not need to be repotted at this point because there’s still room for the roots to expand. Other signs that plants may need repotting include roots poking out of the soil or plants that are straggly and pale. Consider repotting outside because the process can be messy. Have all of your materials, which include a trowel, gloves, scissors, and potting soil, handy so that you can tackle the process smoothly. Remove your plant from the pot carefully. Place the plant on its side, then support the main stem in one hand and use the other hand to gently pull the pot away. Be careful not to pull on the main stem or break the stem. Tread gently. Cut away any rotten or dead roots, and trim really long ends. Make three or four vertical cuts about a third of the way up the remaining root ball. This also will help with water and nutrient absorption once the plant is in its new pot.


ardening time is here, with people enjoying plants both inside and outside of their homes. Container gardening, which is a planting method in which flowers and other plants are grown in pots and other containers, is quite popular because of design versatility. Containers can be moved from location to location if plants are not thriving in a particular spot. They also make gardening possible when there isn’t any available land space, which might be the case for apartment-dwellers. Flower pots enable plant enthusiasts to enjoy foliage inside of the home as well. Houseplants can add beauty to interior spaces and help filter indoor air. In the late 1980s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America actually studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space

12 Neighborhood Publications

facilities. They found several plants are particularly good at filtering out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Having plants around can create inviting spaces and improve healthy conditions inside and out. Part of caring for plants in containers involves knowing when a potted plant might need a little tender loving care. As plants grow larger, they may outgrow their containers and require more roomy quarters. Without ample space, plants may not be able to adequately draw up water and nutrients to support top growth. Repotting may seem like it is easy, but it actually takes a little finesse so not to damage the plants. Gardening experts like those from Fine Gardening, HGTV and Today’s Homeowner suggest these repotting tips.

Gently untangle any remaining roots and prepare to place the plant in a new pot. Choose a new pot that is slightly larger than the root ball. Fill the pot with soil so that the root ball sits about an inch below the rim of the pot. Add more soil around the roots to fill the pot. Be sure to leave enough room so that with each watering the pot can hold water. Thoroughly water the plant after repotting to moisten the soil. Watch your plant afterwards to be sure that it’s taking to its new potted home. It can take around three to four weeks for the plant to recover from repotting. Water regularly, avoid fertilizing and keep the plant out of direct sunlight.

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Darrick L. Castleberry D.D.S., F.I.C.O.I. 138 Vintage Park Blvd., Suite G Houston, Texas 77070

281-320-9600 • We work with all major insurance companies • Financing Options Available • Interest-Free Payment Plans Available Exam, Panorex X-Ray & Routine cleaning


(A $350 value)

Includes Consultation, Exam, Panorex X-Ray & Routine cleaning. EXCLUDES Fluoride or Periodontal (deep) Cleaning. Can not be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/18

YOUR SMILE . . . OUR FOCUS! Are you afraid of the dentist? Look no further! Dr. Castleberry, affectionately nicknamed “PAINLESS” by his fellow Marines and Sailors, has a manner that will quickly put you at ease. Considering that dental appointments are often stressful, you will enjoy feeling relaxed at The Castleberry Center. The Castleberry Center for Aesthetic Dentistry is an unique Dental Boutique offering Cosmetic and Family dentistry in a pristine atmosphere. Dr. Castleberry believes a sparkling smile represents natural beauty, youth and energy. Give our office a call today! Dr. Castleberry and his talented team will help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

We encourage you to experience the difference!



500 OFF

Invisalign Special $5,200

(Retainers NOT Included – A $5,500 value) Can not be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/18

In-Office Whitening



(A $550 value) Can not be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/18

Check our website for specials!

Update your skills in a secure job industry


he last several years have seen a series of economic ups and downs. Managing careers amid such instability has been challenging for many individuals, but professionals looking for more security can take steps to find careers that promise more long-term stability. Focusing a job search on industries that have shown strong growth and the ability to ride out waves of economic turmoil can tip the odds in your favor. Certain industries have better long-term employment outlooks than others, and men and women looking for more stability should consider these industries when pondering their next career moves.


Thanks to ever-changing financial policies and greater scrutiny placed on lending practices and bookkeeping, accounting jobs remain solid career choices. Jobs in accounting can range from entry-level to more advanced (and more lucrative)

14 Neighborhood Publications

positions requiring certification or a secondary education.


Financial health does not safeguard people against illness and health services are needed regardless of the state of the economy. That makes medical careers some of the most coveted and stable around. Healthcare professions can be lucrative and careers in medicine are not restricted to doctors or nurses. Clinicians, medical imaging personnel and medical laboratory technicians also are needed. The United States Department of Labor

lists services for the elderly and persons with disabilities, home healthcare services and other health practitioner positions among the fastest-growing career opportunities.


Computer systems analysts and programming experts are highly coveted in today’s digital world. Many company operations are completely overseen by relatively autonomous computer systems. As technology keeps changing, employees who are able to stay continued

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

abreast of the changes will only grow more valuable.

Not combined with any other promotion! You must mention this ad!


With more money injected into the economy, homes and businesses can once again resume growth. Laborers with skills in construction, masonry and residential building, and structure contractors can count on steady employment.


Clean-energy and other environmental jobs may currently make up a small percentage of employment, but reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate jobs in this sector are growing much faster than other fields, including healthcare. Workers ready to get in on the ground level may benefit from opportunities for advancement and the stability of working in a field that figures to grow considerably over the next several decades. Green jobs include work that is primarily involved in the production of green goods and services, such as renewable energy, pollution reduction and recycling. Green jobs also are those that involve education and training related to environmental compliance.

y 20% off Cut & Color combo a d es


Keratin Smoothing Treatment

y sda


dn We

$229 (reg. $350)

Keratin Express Blowout $125 (reg. $150)

Luxury Treatment $5

y sda

ur h T

(reg. $10)

Color Gloss $25 (reg. $35)

Entering the job market for the first time or reentering it with a new career direction can be intimidating. Focusing education and skills on careers that are proven winners can be the security and confidence boost professionals need.

9305 Spring Cypress Rd., Suite 106 Spring, TX 77379


“SUMMER SALE� Contact us for free estimates.

832-698-9789 To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Neighborhood Publications 15


A Dream Was Born FINS was officially born 18 years ago. However, the story began long before that time. Owner and founder Bill Goudeket learned to swim, like many did, in a cold pool, with lots of fear and tears, and year after year he would attempt to learn. After many failed attempts, he was forced to swim a mile at a Boy Scout camp and his biggest fear suddenly became his greatest success. Bill went on to become a collegiate level swimmer and Olympic Trials qualifier. His love and passion for swimming was passed on to his 4 children who were all taught to swim at a very young age. We are a swim family. We love everything about swimming – the fun, the recreational aspect, the competitive sport. Bill’s passion for the world of swimming came to life in the year 2000 when he and wife Kathy opened FINS first school right here in Spring, Texas. An even bigger dream was realized when his children, Megan, Liam, and Whitney came on board to help grow the FINS dream.


Designing Facilities With our Customers in Mind

As FINS continued to grow in size, we sought out to design facilities that would offer the best possible experience for our students, parents, and teachers. Each facility was designed with a minimum of 2 pools on separate filtration and heating systems. How does this benefit our FINS families? First, it allows us the ability for ultimate temperature control, so we can make sure the pools are nice and warm for our babies and little ones and for the students swimming more vigorously in our upper level classes. Multiple pools on separate filtration systems also ensure the best possible water quality for every swimmer who enters our pools. And the truth is, when un-potty-trained swimmers get in the pool, accidents are bound to happen. A second pool helps to guarantee that your class won’t be cancelled if we have to shut down a pool for a little extra TLC. In addition to the state of the art pool systems, we also have climate controlled viewing and changing areas to ensure optimal comfort for our families both while watching lessons and changing your child. Each facility was built with multiple changing ares, viewing areas with large windows to watch the lessons, and ample parking to make coming to FINS a Piece of Cake, a FINS core value.

FINS family members: Megan W., Liam G., Bill G., Kathy G. & Whitney T.

THE ART OF SWIM continued

ifference! The FINS Promise!

Helping the Community

We never stop learning. From the board of directors to the teachers in the water, every team member at FINS is committed to being a learner, which is one of our core values, Teachable Spirit. Continuing education is a must at FINS. This includes, monthly training and team building, various in-house teaching technique clinics, weekly leadership meetings, company-wide off-site trainings, and an extensive library filled with top rated business and self-help books. What does this mean for our customers? We are committed to continuously learning the most effective ways to teach.

FINS has a passion for giving back to the communities where we are located. Recently, we helped launch a non-profit drowning prevention program, Greater Houston Area Drowning Prevention Alliance. We are elated about the opportunity to partner with this non-profit to help provide resources, education, and preventative measures against drowning. What does this mean for your community? A portion of FINS revenue goes to support the effort of water safety education and drowning prevention.

Our Team To become a team members at FINS, each candidate goes through a minimum of four interviews before an official offer to join our team. Our onboarding process includes extensive training in our lesson program and various aspects of our business. What does this mean for you? It means consistency and a great experience. We strive to create the best possible learning environment for you and your child. This includes building a relationship with your child’s instructor and members of our customer service team.

We invite your family to come experience the difference and be a part of our family-the FINS family! We have locations serving communities in Spring/Klein, The Woodlands, Cypress and Atascocita.

NOW REGISTERING FOR SUMMER SESSIONS! POWER SESSIONS 5X PER WEEK Power 1: June 4 - 15 Power 2: June 18 - 29 Power 3: July 2 - 13 Power 4: July 16 - 27 Power 5: July 30 - August 10 SUMMER SESSIONS A & B 2x Per Week Summer A: June 4 - July 13 Summer B: July 16 - August 17



ATASCOCITA 6900 FM 1960 East, Suite C Humble, TX 77346 832-562-3220 MAIN NUMBER

CYPRESS 16634 House Hahl Road Cypress, TX 77433 832-562-3221

SPRING/KLEIN 7827 Spring Cypress Road Spring, TX 77379 832-562-3218

THE WOODLANDS 3707 College Park Drive The Woodlands, TX 77384 832-562-3219

2 81- 3 7 9 - F I N S ( 3 4 6 7 ) • w w w. f u n i n s w i m m i n g . c o m

Empowering Our Children Tips from Master Josh Arcemont

Sometimes kids are bullied because they can’t fight back. This can happen to kids who are physically, mentally and emotionally weaker than their aggressor. This is one of the most common reasons for bullying experienced by children. Even the toughest of ten-year-old is no match for someone who is thirteen. When I use the word fight, I’m not always talking about a physical confrontation. Fight as I like to use the term. means standing up for yourself mentally, emotionally and only if you have to then physically. All too often kids are bullied because they won’t fight back. The key to dealing with bullies is to empower our children to stand up for themselves. How do we do that you may ask? Through physical, mental and emotional practice and repetition. If you are trained to say NO, early in the cycle of oppression and bullying, and you mean what you say then the bullying is much more likely to be limited thereafter. Kids who refuse to muster the appropriate self-protective responses are laid open to the negative effect of bullying. Martial arts give kids confidence to say NO and mean it!

Spring into Spring FLOORING


New Products for 2018 include Carpet, Wood & Waterproof Flooring. Come by Today!



“The Tradition Continues!”


5005 Spring Cypress Road Spring TX 77379


Teaching children to ignore the bully or their oppressor will not equip them with the necessary skills they will need later on in life to handle much bigger bullies they are sure to encounter. We must train our children to be fighters. They need to fight for what is right, fight for what is just, fight for their beliefs and for their freedoms. For more information on how we empower our students at HERO Martial Arts Academy, feel free to give us a call or visit our website below.

(832) 717-4376 6411 FM 2920 Spring, Texas 77379 18 Neighborhood Publications

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Dreaming Big!

Have you ever fantasized about sitting in your living room or on your deck and looking over a clear, peaceful body of water? You may be dreaming of a backyard pond.

Max Taylor

What better way to unwind after a hard day of work, then stepping out your back door with a drink in hand and spending time watching fish dart back and forth, mesmerized by the blow and music of the gentle babble of the water. Not only does having a pond increase your home value, but the sound of a water feature can drown out noise from your neighbors or traffic. In addition, water features provide an interesting backdrop for entertaining, while adding aesthetic appeal to your landscape. Backyard ponds create a gathering place for family and friends. One doesn’t have to spend a king’s ransom to enjoy a pond in your backyard. Magnolia Ponds offers a variety of services from ponds, outdoor kitchens, arbors,

streams and swimming pools. With 33 years of designing and building water features, Max Taylor, owner of Magnolia Ponds offer you a variety of backyard water features that can fit in any budget. Max has always been on the cutting edge of new technology in pond construction and features including fish health, equipment and environmental concerns. So no more excuses! Call Max with Magnolia Ponds today about your own pond for your backyard oasis or one of the many different backyard features he can construct for you.

Magnolia Ponds


Enroll Now! Summer Ages 6 - 9 years Fall Ages 18 months - 6 years

Champions Start their world Montessori SCHOOL 281.257.2700

16715 Champion Drive Louetta @ Champion Drive



education that transforms lives To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Neighborhood Publications 19

How to


graft a favorite plant

lants can be propagated in various ways, including grafting. Grafting involves slicing off a piece from one plant and connecting it to another to create a new plant. Grafting can be an interesting hobby, and even novice gardeners can become skilled at grafting. Grafting is actually botanical surgery. The grafted parts eventually grow together to form a single grafted plant, which will produce leaves, a stem, flowers or fruit on top known as a scion. The bottom part of the graft is known as the rootstock. Production of grafted plants requires time and grafting involves more than just propagating plants from seeds or cuttings. But the benefits of grafting include the propensity for grafted plants to flower or bear fruit more quickly than traditional plants. Grafting also can help a plant thrive, by selecting a root system adapted to a particular climate. Grafting is particularly advantageous when one wants to produce a plant that is an exact duplicate of the parent plant. Planting from seeds can produce inconsistent results. If grafting seems like something you want to try, consider the following tips. Seek help from experienced grafters. Many grafters work at nurseries or in the research field. If they’re too busy to work with you, you can likely find a video online that can show you the proper techniques.

Grafting is an interesting way to propagate new plants.

Invest in a quality, sharp knife.According to horticulture expert and teacher Dr. Malcolm Manners, grafting requires very sharp cuts. The knife needs to be razor sharp for it to be effective. Dull knives and cuts can sabotage your grafting efforts. Do test cuts first. Before you decide to work on a plant, select a trial stem to practice on. This can give you a better feel for making smooth, precise cuts. Purchase high-quality rootstock plants. The rootstock plant is the plant that provides a root system and base. Rootstock is bred to have certain qualities, whether it’s to put

more plant energy into producing flowers or fruit or to be more durable. Choose compatible plants. Not every scion can be grafted on every rootstock. You likely will need a related species or genus for success. Speak with a horticulturist if you need assistance. Work quickly so that grafts do not dry out. As you become more experienced, this will be easier to do. Grafting is a technique that can produce true plants and may help generate new but similar species. Plant lovers may want to give it a try and see if grafting is for them.

Spring A/C Check Up Special



20 Neighborhood Publications

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Did you know? Labor costs can account for a substantial amount of the cost of a home improvement project. Estimates regarding the average labor costs of such projects range from 25 to 60 percent. Such a wide range can make it hard for homeowners to determine their budgets and high labor costs may compel some homeowners to tackle projects on their own. While DIY projects can be rewarding and cost-effective, the potential for costly mistakes is considerable, especially for homeowners with little or no DIY experience. Labor costs should be included in contractors’ estimates, but homeowners can ask around to get an idea of how much they will spend on labor when hiring professional contractors. Various factors, such as geographic location and the level of customization a project requires, influence labor costs. Homeowners can expect to pay a lot for labor on projects that require considerable customization. Though that can be a tough pill to swallow, complex projects may stretch if not exceed homeowners’ own abilities, making the cost of customized labor well worth it. Solicit estimates from numerous contractors before making your final decision, recognizing that the least expensive estimate is not necessarily the best option.

This is home. The heart of it all!

Check out the NEW website • See ALL homes listed in Gleannloch Farms • Find out what your home is worth • Request a Market Update • ...and so much more!

Renee Buckhoff 281-639-5982 BROKER/OWNER

office 713-955-2510 Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated



Find Us On

Friday Night Lights


You can make your reservation on our website! We also do Corporate/Church/Bachelor Parties





PA I N T B A L L AGES 9 – 12


Book Your Party Now!

Moms & Dads Can Play Too ! See photos & videos on

AGES 7 – 9

1550 GRANT RD • CYPRESS, TX 77429


1 F R EE Pl a ye r F O R EV E RY 1 0 B O O KE D


To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Neighborhood Publications 21

PARADISE WEDDINGS is a group of experienced travel

consultants, who will take your ideas and dreams and turn them into reality. Our team is equipped with the knowledge of the most up to date resources and trends in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons and Luxury Travel. We are a full-service travel firm designed to ensure that each Destination Wedding, Honeymoon and Luxury Travel are as individual and unique as each of you are!

Tina Hearn

Founder & Owner


The Romance Experts There is nothing harder than trying to plan the perfect tropical wedding, honeymoon or just time away with your loved one especially if you are searching the web and trying to handle everything yourself. This trip should be a calming and relaxing time and a time to savor all the events of the trip. It is a special time to celebrate being with the one you love. Paradise Wedding and Travel consider it an honor to do the planning for you – one they take very seriously. Their goal is to help create the honeymoon of your dreams to begin your life together! They are the Romance Experts! They handle every detail of the planning so all you need to do is get to the airport on time. They take it from there! Paradise Travel removes all of the stress and save you hours of time by streamlining the trip planning and making it a simple process. In addition, there is no charge to you for their services. If you find a better price they will match it. After choosing your trip, they will arrange a flexible payment plan

that works for you with the balance due 45 days prior to your departure. Before your departure, we will send you the travel documents you need plus additional trip information and contact numbers to call in case you need them.

22 SPRING•KLEIN Magazine October/November 2015

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Call TODAY to book your wedding, honeymoon or romantic time away:


Chic Floors

$100 OFF $1500 or More Purchase

Johnson Handscraped



per sq. ft. Installed Glue & Trims Included

Wood Look



832-299-6432 4711 Louetta Rd., Ste. 120 • Spring, Texas 77388

Discounted Prices Present coupon at time of purchase. One per household. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/30/18


Like us on Facebook

Se Habla Español

Custom Rugs

Present coupon at time of purchase. One per household. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/30/18


Monday-Friday 9:30 – 6:00 Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 Sunday 11:00 – 3:00

per sq. ft. Installed pad included Present coupon at time of purchase. One per household. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/30/18


12 Months No Interest Financing W.A.C.

Starting at



Present coupon at time of purchase. One per household. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/30/18


Call For Your FREE Estimate




per sq. ft. Installed

per sq. ft. Installed 1.5” Bull Nose included

Present coupon at time of purchase. One per household. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/30/18

Present coupon at time of purchase. One per household. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/30/18

Q UA RT Z Countertops Starting At



Installed with Full Bullnose Present coupon at time of purchase. One per household. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/30/18




per sq. ft. Installed Glue & Trims Included Present coupon at time of purchase. One per household. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 6/30/18

CLEAR HORIZONS Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing

"Keeping Homes like New Since 1994"

Instant Curb Appeal with Mold and Mildew Removal Before

Family Owned & Operated!



Gutter Cleaning

with Complete Service Up to a $75 Value Call For Details! SPRING 281-370-7174 HOUSTON 713-694-6369

(713) 6-WINDOW To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Neighborhood Publications 23



FINS The Art Of Swim

The Goddard School

Three locations to serve you! 281-379-3467 Learn to swim this Summer at FINS! We know how important it is to learn to swim, starting at a very young age. That’s why FINS offers swim programs beginning at 6 months. We have a variety of classes to suit all children’s levels, from those just starting out and possibly afraid of the water, to students who want to master competitive strokes. To fit your needs, we offer semi-private lessons (2:1) as well as group lessons (4:1). Our swim program includes classes Mondays through Saturday. Check the website for Power Sessions and Summer Sessions now being offered.

8727 Eastloch Drive, Spring 77379 281-251-4507 Their summer camp curriculum incorporates STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) into exciting, one-of-a-kind and fun experiences for your child every day! They offer a broad range of programs and mini-camps to pique the interest and curiosity of every child.

Hero Martial Arts Academy

832–717-4376 The Little HERO program is specifically designed for kids age 4-6. In this class they work on the building blocks of martial arts. Kids have fun learning valuable techniques that are often disguised as play so that we keep the interest of the young students. Parents love this class because it’s continued

24 Neighborhood Publications

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

one of the few activities a child can do at this age that has so much structure. For more information call, 832-717-4376.

Children’s Learning Adventure

8901 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring 77379 832-791-3282 At Children’s Learning Adventure®, students are always gearing up for a new adventure! When school is out, it is ‘in’ to join the fun. Our summer camp offer a specialized, uniquely designed curriculum that encompasses STEAM learning and literacy. Each theme is developed to engage students of all levels in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

Spring Creek Athletics

19821 Stuebner Airline, Spring 77379 281-255-5557 Get ready for a fun summer learning cheer, tumbling, trampoline, dance motions and other fun spots. Stay for the whole day and enjoy our high energy activities. Camps for school age plus a special Lil’ Flippers camp for children age three to five.

The Children’s Courtyard

9144 Louetta, Spring 77379 888-258-9061 Your child will bring home a lifetime of memories when they get in on this great camp experience. We offer special field trips so children can interact with the world around them, plus weekly themes and events focused on topics your child is sure to love.

Camp Invention

800-968-4322 With multiple locations in the Spring/Klein area, Camp Invention reinvents summer fun! Local educators lead a week of hands-on activities created for elementary students. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and math. Check out the website for locations and times.

Harris County Precinct 4 Summer Nature Camp Programs/Kids/SNC Summer Nature Camp, held during summer break each year, is a four-day (Tuesday through Friday) nature program for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Featuring a variety of themed nature subjects and held mostly outdoors, camp sessions include ranger talks, guided nature walks through the forest and visits to the ponds, swamps and Spring Creek.

Kids R Kids

16722 Squyers Rd. 281-379-2998 Kids R Kids Learning Academies are Rockin’ the World this Summer! Let your children become a super heros with a new theme weekly throughout the summer as they explore and have fun. They will become their own story which combines STEAM concepts with special powers featuring them.

The Little Gym of Spring

8714 Spring Cypress, Ste. 110, 77379 281-370-3031 School’s Out – Fun’s In – Ages 3-12 Combining physical activity, gymnastics, games, and arts and crafts, we’ll help your child beat the heat of summer by staying cool at The Little Gym. Our fantastic camps are also available during some other school breaks. continued

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Neighborhood Publications 25

Potter’s Wheel

106 Vintage Park Blvd., 77070 281-537-8447 Camp Clay Themed Clay, Wheel & Painting Projects Ages 5-16 (Must have completed Kindergarten.) Let your child’s creative-self shine through! Beginner and Advanced students will learn and hone their wheel throwing, hand working, painting skills.

Saddlebrook Equestian

10423 Hufsmith Rd. 281-731-8555 Whether you are a beginner rider that has never been on a horse or you are an advanced rider at competition level, Saddlebrook has the camp for you. Excepting boys and girls ages 6-12 for day camp and girls ages 7-14 for overnight camp.

GUTTERS Seamless Aluminum Gutters

• Sales • Repairs • Cleanouts

281-492-1991 Visit us online at:

Joni & Jimmy Rechner,

Owners and Gutter Design Specialists Family owned and operated since 1969.

Residential/Commercial 5, 6 or 7 Inch Gutters Over 100 colors to choose from We Specialize in Covers/Screens Certified Pine Needle Specialist

FREE Estimates • Lowest Price Guarantee • LIFETIME LABOR & WARRANTY

Call today to have a free roof assessment. Your insurance company will never call you and tell you that you have damage. A trained expert is needed to confirm damage.


713-539-5377 1-855-Roof-1-FAST 26 Neighborhood Publications

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

6 Easy Hacks for

A Fun Summer

As we head into the heat of summer, let's look at some easy home hacks that will make life more fun!

Perfect Kitchen Orange Spray

minutes – then shuck with a kitchen towel. The corn silks remove easily – just add butter and enjoy.

Save up all the old orange peels and place then in a mason jar. Pour in enough vinegar to cover the peelings well and tightly screw on the lid. Let sit for two weeks. Strain out all the liquid and toss rinds away. Mix two parts of water to one part of your orange vinegar and place in a spray bottle and use as a kitchen cleaner. Because of the citrus, it has antibacterial qualities and smells heavenly.

Microwave Steamed Corn

Tin Foil Banana Protector

You buy firm yellow banana's one day and over night they begin to show brown dots and mushy spots. Wrap the stems of the bananas in aluminum foil to help them last up to five days longer. Fresh out of tin foil? Plastic wrap is a totally viable alternative.

Terracotta Pot S'mores

Don't have a grill or want to boil a huge pot of water for some great summer fresh corn on the cob? You microwave is just what you need to make the corn butter ready. Microwave your corn with the husks on. The husks trap the heat and steam the corn. For one ear, three minutes and add one minute more for each ear of corn you microwave together. Let sit for two

Love S'mores but don't love having to build a big fire to make them? Well you don't have to – with three simple items you can have S'mores table top any time. Here is all you need: 1. Terracotta Flower Pot 2. Dollar Store Decorative Stones 3. Can of Sterno Fill your terracotta pot with decorative rocks. Dig out a space for the Sterno can so that it sits level with the rocks and the rim of the pot. Make sure that the can is level, continued

28 Neighborhood Publications

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

and that it is securely situated. Set your terra cotta pot where you’ll be using it, so that you don’t have to move it around once it heats up. (Terracotta can get really hot!) Open the lid of the Sterno can, use your lighter to light the gel, and get roasting! When you’re done, simply extinguish the flame, and let it sit for an hour or so to cool down before handling (or use protective gloves if you need to move it immediately.)

Backyard Wasp Trap

Nothing worst than wasp and yellow jackets ruining a fun day in the backyard. Luckily there is a quick fix wasp trap to keep them away for good. Take a 2 litter plastic soda bottle and cut off the top 1/3 of the bottle. Next place about ¼ cup of honey into the bottom

part of the bottle. Place the top of the bottle into the bottom of the bottle, neck first. Wasp will fly in to reach the honey but will get stuck and be unable to get out.

Curing Sunburn with Milk

One remedy for sunburn is right in your kitchen, MILK! Pull out a bowl and add equal parts of milk, water and ice cubes. Use a dishtowel to soak into the mixture and lightly press onto the affected burned area for about 3-5 minutes. Repeat this procedure till you feel some relief. Apart from the medicinal benefits, the fats and protein in the milk have some great anti-inflammatory advantages. If you develop swelling, ice cubes will diminish it to a great extent. h

Spring Shutters & Blinds

$1.99 Grande

Specialty Beverage Hot or Iced! Upgrades available!


Good at this location only. Not good with any other offer. No copies of this coupon will be accepted. For franchise information visit Expires 6/30/18

Summer is coming before you know it, so plan any remodeling projects now!

“SUMMER SALE” Contact us for free estimates.


at Champions Forest and the Grand Parkway


20311 Champion Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77379 To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

832-698-9789 Neighborhood Publications 29

Spring-Klein Magazine Spotlights new business opening in our area. Montessori Kids Universe Spring Cypress is now scheduling tours for students ages 3 months to 6 years. They are opening in midMay of 2018. They are currently running amazing promotions and the classes are filling fast. So hurry in to schedule your tour! The school offers a first rate Montessori education enriched with Reggio. They also offer STEAM enrichment programs in science, technology, engineering art and music. The school is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit at our website: to schedule a tour call (832) 559-3823.


9305 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77379

Hasta la Pasta Italian Grill

We’re Back!

Dine-In • To-Go • Banquets • Catering Visit in the “LOCATIONS” tab to see our Pans-to-Go Menu! 832-717-7676

6915 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379

30 Neighborhood Publications

To advertise, call 281-401-9143 or email:

Stay Seasonably Comfortable With

• Air Conditioning • HEATING • REFRIGERATION Residential & Commercial

Servicing All Makes & Models

• Senior Citizen/Military Discount • Family Owned & Operated • Annual Preventive Maintenance Contracts • 10 Year Parts & Labor Warranty Available • Real Estate Inspections Super nt cie High Effi Speed e Variabl tems Sys

SAME A S CASH Financi ng


Availab le W.A.C.

Licensed • Insured & Bonded

250 OFF OR $100 OFF


Purchase & Installation of Any HVAC System

Purchase & Installation of Any HVAC Equipment

Only valid on Residential Jobs. With coupon. Not valid on Sunday, holidays or after hours. Not valid with any other offer or coupon. Expires 12-31-18

Valid for a limited time only and subject to change without notice




A/C Check Up Additional Units $49.95 Per Unit Only valid on Residential Jobs. With coupon. Not valid on Sunday, holidays or after hours. Not Valid with any other offer or coupon. Expires 12-31-18


We Support Our Troops!

20 Off

65 Off




Only valid on Residential Jobs. With coupon. Not valid on Sunday, holidays or after hours. Not valid with any other offer or coupon. Expires 12-31-18

Only valid on Residential Jobs. With coupon. Not valid on Sunday, holidays or after hours. Not valid with any other offer or coupon. Expires 12-31-18

Book Your Service Anytime! Call or Go Online 281-890-0990 • 281-370-4999 • 281-446-7511 • 281-350-9392



Neighborhood Publications LLC 9337 Spring Cypress Road Suite #205 Spring, Texas 77379




Profile for Spring Klein Magazine (Neighborhood Publications)

Spring Klein Magazine Early Summer 2018  

Community Magazine for Spring Klein Texas area

Spring Klein Magazine Early Summer 2018  

Community Magazine for Spring Klein Texas area