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Grand Lakes February 2018

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Flu Prevention Tips GRAND LAKES - COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS COMMUNITY EVENTS WINTER FESTIVAL / HALLOWEEN EVENT/ EASTER EGG HUNT/ JULY 4th EVENT GARAGE SALE NEWSLETTER Monica Vagholkar WOMAN’S ASSOC. Garima Dasgupta Eva Miller GL GATOR’S SWIM TEAM Tamara Thornton monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com garimadasgupta@gmail.com evajoel@sbcglobal.net tamarathornton@gmail.com LOST & FOUND PETS Lisa Lambert 281-392-5792 https://m.facebook.com/GrandLakes4Pets/ PLAY GROUPS VOLUNTEER NEEDED CRIME WATCH GLEN GESOFF GRAND LAKES BOARD OF DIRECTORS Collins Pier Glen Gesoff Carlos Ortiz grandlakescrimewatch@yahoo.com Andrew Zheng Bing Lu www.grandlakeslife.com HELPFUL NUMBERS FOR GRAND LAKES Association - Principal Management Group of Houston 11000 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 150, Houston, TX 77041 Phone: 713-329-7100 Fax: 713-329-7198 Emergencies can be reported after hours and on weekends by calling 713-329-7100, the emergency on call manager can assist you. Contact Andrew Vacek-avacek@pmghouston.com Contact: Erica Morgan - emorgan@pmghouston.com Contact: Judi Simon - jsimon@pmghouston.com Please contact them with Grand Lakes questions or concerns. POLICE/FIRE Emergency Numbers.... ***911*** Fire Department (Emergency) 281-498-2800 Fire Department (Non Emergency) 281-498-1310 Fort Bend Co. Sheriff 281-341-4665 Utilities/Post Office/FT BEND CO. CenterPoint Energy 713-659-2111 Reliant energy 713-207-7777 email:service@reliant.com Reliant energy light outage 713-207-2222 Municipal District Services ( MDS) GL’s MUD # 1,2 & 4 contract with MUD Services (MDS) to operate the GL public water and sewer utilities 24-Hr Repair Hotline -Water Leaks/Sewage Stoppages 281-290-6503 Billing/Payment/Customer Care 281-290-6507 Consolidated Comm.(west of Peek) 1-866-989-2255 AT & T (east of Peek) 1-800-464-7928 Best Trash 281-313-2378 (Pick up Mon. & Thurs.) (Thurs.-Recycle) Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222 1-800-332-7143 or www.centerpointenergy.com/houston> Comcast 713-341-1000 DPS Katy 281-391-4872 Katy & Park Row Post Offices 1-800-275-8777 Dept. of Public Safety 713-465-8462 Poison Control 1/800/222-1222 Ft Bend Co. Animal Control 281-342-1512 SCHOOLS www.katyisd.org KISD Administration 281-396-6000 KISD Transportation 281-396-7560 Alexander Rae Elementary 281-237-7100 Beckendorf Junior High 281-237-8800 Seven Lakes High School 281-237-2800 Miller Career Center 281-237-6300 www.katyisd.org LIBRARIES FT. BEND CO. Katy/Ft. Bend Mini-Branch 281-395-1311 Cinco Ranch Library 281-395-1311 George Memorial 281-342-4455 Maud Smith Marks 281-492-8592 MEDICAL Methodist West Hospital 832-522-5522 Texas Childrens Hospital West 832-227-1000 Fort Bend Co.Health Dept. 281-342-6414 Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-392-1111 Houston Methodist St. Catherine Hospital 281-599-5700 Memorial Hospital 713-932-3000 NEWSLETTER: For Commercial or Classified Ads contact: Krenek Printing Co. 281-463-8649 www.krenekprinting.com 7102 Glen Chase Ct. Fax: 281-463-2425 Houston, Texas 77095 Email: news@krenekprinting.com ads@krenekprinting.com 2 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

www.grandlakeslife.com BOARD MEETINGS Grand Lakes monthly Board meetings take place every 4 th Monday of the month at 5:30 PM at the Seven Meadows Clubhouse located at 23610 Seven Meadows Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. Log on to www. grandlakeslife.com for up to date meeting information as dates are subject to change. Happy valentine’s day! UPCOMING EVENTS • Spring litter pickup date to be Saturday, March 3 rd (rain date Saturday, April 7 th ) • Spring garage sale/recycle drive to be Saturday, April 21 st GRAND LAKES NEWSLETTER February 2018 Lovely love expressions. What are some best buys for February? A guide to the meaning of a rose! Grand Lakes is online: grandlakeslife.com. NEWSLETTER ARTICLE DEADLINES Newsletter articles are due by the 20 th of the month for the upcoming issue. Newsletter article deadlines are: April 2018 - due 2/20 May 2018 - due 3/20 GRAND LAKES NEWS CONTACT PMG AT 713-329-7100 TO GET YOUR NEWSLETTER If you really want to show someone you care, you inconvenience yourself. A friend had posted this on her Facebook page a short time ago, forever leaving an impression that forced me to think about my own actions and perspective on “helping others.” Recently, a dear friend of mine found peace in Heaven after such a long battle with cancer. I was shocked to find out via voice mail that my friend was breathing last breaths. I had no idea that my friend was so sick. Immediately, everything flashed in front of my eyes - the past five years of our friendship, the ups and almost downs, the highs and the lift you higher lows, the laughter, the prayer, the tears. I drove as fast as I could to the hospital for our one last time together. What I witnessed was shocking: my once strong, fierce fighter dear friend was a completely different person. I held the hand of this mighty fighter and prayed. I kissed these once strong hands and looked deep into those blue eyes. We spoke, we smiled and my friend’s last words to me were blessings. I am so glad that I went that day. That I inconvenienced myself. Questions, comments: email - monica_vagholkar@yahoo.com. WHAT TO BUY IN FEBRUARY February offers some great deals that are unique to this month. Here are six things that are worth waiting to buy: 1. Mattresses: February is one of the three months during the year that you can find a deal on mattresses. The other months are May and September. The best deals will come around Presidents Day weekend. 2. Perfume and cologne: Perfume and cologne are typically a good buy ahead of Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 th . But here’s the deal: A lot of brands don’t actually mark their prices down, but instead offer a gift with purchase or a discounted purchase if you buy another cosmetic item. 3. Outerwear: Expect to find rock-bottom prices on winter outerwear in February. Stores need to clear the racks for their spring inventory and bulky coats have to go. 4. Ski and snow gear: Snowboards, skiwear and ski equipment will be marked down in February until the racks are cleared. Most ski resorts will close out the season by trying to eliminate any extra inventory. This is also a good time to get deals on lift tickets and ski packages. 5. Snacks and canned foods: February is National Canned Food Month, so expect to find some great deals. Check your local grocery stores for their weekly sale ad. Most stores run sales starting Feb. 1 st . 6. Chocolate: If you can wait until Feb. 15 th , the day after Valentine’s Day and don’t mind eating heart-shaped chocolate, you will score fantastic deals on high quality chocolate. From: www.marketwatch.com/story/here-are-the-6-best-things-tobuy-in-february-2017-02-03 Community Newsletter | February 2018 3