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The Colonies Review

For Residents of

Bradford Colony,

Charlestown Colony,

Concord Colony,

Georgetown Colony One,

Georgetown Colony Two,

Jamestown Colony,

Langham Creek Colony,

and Yorktown Colony

Happy

Father’s Day!

June 17th

Official Newsletter published by Krenek Printing Co.

June 2018

IMPORTANT NUMBERS pg. 2

BRADFORD COLONY 1 & 2 pg. 4

BRADFORD COLONY SECTION 3 pg. 4

CHARLESTOWN COLONY pgs. 5-6

CONCORD COLONY pg. 7

GEORGETOWN COLONY I pg. 8

GEORGETOWN COLONY II pg. 8

JAMESTOWN COLONY pg. 9

LANGHAM CREEK COLONY pg. 10

YORKTOWN COLONY pg. 10

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS pg. 12

HOUSTON EVENTS pg. 16

SUMMER CAMPS pgs. 18-19

SCHOOL NEWS pg. 22

RECIPES pg. 26

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Important Colonies Numbers Important Colonies Numbers

Bradford Colony I and II Board Members

https://community.associawebsites.com/sites/BradfordColonyHOA

Matt Sanders - President

Arturo Alcedo - Vice President

Pauline Dunglinson - Treasurer

Debbie Lowery - Secretary

PMG Management - 713-329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

Shannon Abernathy, 713-329-7130

PMG s.abernathy@pmghouston.com

713-329-7130

Bradford Colony Section Three (BCS3) Board

Mark Przywara - President

832-418-3409/msp0007@yahoo.com

Josh Murray - 1st Vice President/Treasurer

James Mohr - 2nd Vice President/Secretary

Theodora Daly (ACMP) 281-855-9867

Charlestown Colony Board of Directors

Alex Vargo, President 832-498-7085

Ray Neal, Treasurer

Byron Tipping, Secretary

byron_tipping@yahoo.com

Silverio Sanchez Director

silverio@holycov.org

Sharon Tipping, Vice Pres./Arch. Control 281-550-7915

Shannon Abernathy, PMG s.abernathy@pmghouston.com 713-329-7130

Concord Colony Board of Directors

Randy Ward, President

Jeanne Pressler, Secretary

Olivia Hernandez, Treasurer

John Ridgeway, Director

Marilyn Knox, Director

Shannon Abernathy, PMG s.abernathy@pmghouston.com 713-329-7130

11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

Georgetown Colony I Board of Directors

Brian Rogers, President/ Architectual Control 281-861-5411

Richard Cottrell, Vice President 281-855-4433

Lydia Rogers, Secretary

Marco Varela, Treasurer

Cynthia Ruiz, Director

COMMITTEE POSITIONS

Deed Restrictions Committee

Yard of the Month Signs-Lydia Rodgers 281-861-5444

www.scsmgmt.com or Sunni West 281-463-1777

Georgetown Colony II Board of Directors

Bruce Medley, President

brucemedley@sbcglobal.

Richard Barbour, Vice President rbbarbour@gmail.com

Timothy Fiore, Treasurer

Tim_Fiore@yahoo.com

SCS Management Services, Inc.

Sunni West/ Property Manager 281-500-7119

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NUMBERS

MUNICIPAL ULTILITY DISTRICT 102

Municipal Utility District 102 - 15300 Falmouth

MDS (Water) - District Operator,

Customer Service/Billing Inquiries - 281-290-6507

Service Dept (leaks, emergencies) 281-290-6503

Coats, Rose, Yale, Holm,

Ryman & Lee, P.C. - Legal Council - 713-651-0111

Assessments of Southwest -

Tax Assessor/Collector 713-482-0216

Harris County Sheriff Department - Security -

713-221-6000

SCHOOLS

Cy-Fair School District Admin. 281-897-4000

Horne Elementary (K-5) 281-463-5954

Truitt Middle School (6-8) 281-856-1100

CyFalls High School 281-856-1000

Emergency 911

Fire & Ambulance

713 466-6161 281-256-2266

Clay Rd. Courthouse Annex 281-463-2446

State Highway Dept. 713-802-5076

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Rape Crisis (24 hrs.) 713-528-7273

Suicide Prevention (24 hrs.) 713-228-1505

Battered Women & Children 713-528-5785

MISC.

Car Share/Van Share 713-227-0003

Alcoholics Anonymous (24 hours) 713-686-6300

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713-520-8620

Crisis Hotline (24 hours) 713 -228-1505

Harris Co. Children’s Protective

Services (24 hours) 713-394-4000

Jamestown Colony Board Members

OPEN, President

Wayne Modgling, Vice President 281-389-9347

Andrew Boyd, Treasurer 713-303-1608

Donna Hackemack Bryant, Secretary 832-633-1030

Jim Osburn, Director 281-804-0176

Steve Palmer, Director 281-859-0895

Kelsey Heath, Director 832-964-5207

Erica Morgan, PMG e.morgan@pmghouston.com 713-239-7156

PMG Management - 713-329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

Langham Creek Colony Board of Directors

William Thielen- President

Eric Sandrock - Vice President

Larry Jasinski - Secretary/Treasurer

Shannon Abernathy, PMG s.abernathy@pmghouston.com

713-329-7130

PMG Management - 713-329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

Langham Creek Colonies Tennis & Swim Assoc, Inc.

Langham Creek Colonies HOA #1

Langham Creek Colonies HOA #2

Genesis Property Management, Inc. 713-953-0808

Yorktown Colony Board of Directors

Terri Delaney President / ACC /Pool

Monroe Burks, Vice President/ACC

Martha Muzquiz - Director

Ben Salas, Secretary

Brenda Whiteman - Treasurer

Shannon Abernathy, PMG s.abernathy@pmghouston.com

713-329-7130

PMG Management - 713-329-7100

11000 Corporate Centre Dr. #150 Houston, TX 77041

The Colonies Recreation and

Property Owners Association

Rick Barbour, President (GCII)

Terri Delaney, Vice President (YC)

Brian Rogers, Secretary (GCI)

Jeanne Pressler, Treasurer (CC)

Matt Sanders, Director (BC 1&2)

Theodora Daly, ACMP, Inc, Property Management

For Pool Tags & Tennis Court Keys: Appointment Required.

Contact ColoniesRec@gmail.com

U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 1-800-275-8777

Center Point Gas 713-659-2111

To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Street Light Repair 713-207-2222

AT & T 713-237-7304

Street Repair 281-353-8424

Harris County Animal Control 281-999-3191

Humane Wildlife Removal 281-377-5335

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-468-8972

Bear Creek Library 281-550-0885

MTA Buses (Routes & Scheduling) 713-635-4000

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2 June 2018 | The Colonies Community Newsletter


COLONIES RECREATIONAL CENTER

Normal Pool Hours

Monday:

Tuesday-Saturday:

Sunday:

Closed

10 AM-8 PM

1-8 PM

Arms Pet Placement to attach our rescue to your Kroger card. Each time you

use your Kroger card, LAPP gets money donated to our vet bills from Kroger.

Loving Arms Pet Placement is a non-profit foster-based dog and cat rescue

in the Copperfield area. Visit Loving Arms Pet Placement website at

www.lovingarmspetplacement.com or visit us at PetSmart on Highway

6 and FM 529 each Saturday from 11 AM until 5 PM.

HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.

While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running

at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many

children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could

result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal.

Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept

under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County,

Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor

or keep any unlicensed dog or cat, nor to allow any dog or cat to

become a stray.”

Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following

circumstances:

1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet

in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who

is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle

3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal

does not have access to sidewalk or street.”

While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work

or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.

Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for

all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only

protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also

the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued

for failing to properly restrain their pet.

To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly

restrained please contact:

Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666

Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section

2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588

www.countypets.com

SUMMER IS A GREAT TIME TO HELP

LOVING ARMS PET PLACEMENT

Summer is here, children are out of school. What better time to

get involved with a rescue group and help a dog or cat in need?

That’s what fostering an animal is all about. We have several dogs

boarded at the Kennel Klub on Highway 6 at Huffmeister. It is also

kitten season and we have litters of orphan kittens who need care

before they are adopted. We need foster families for dogs, cats

and kittens. Contact us to learn how you can make a difference

in an animal’s life.

PET ID TAGS

Folks - as soon as the vet gives your young pets their Rabies shot remember to

get their ID tags. The Rabies tag lists the name, phone number and address of the

vet. So! All you need to do is put the Rabies tag onto the pet’s collar and leave it

there all the time. That way, if the pet gets loose, anyone finding him or her can

look at the tag to see the vet’s phone number and call to report the lost animal.

Better yet, add another tag to your pet’s collar that lists the dog or cat’s name

and your own phone number or address. You can get these from any pet store.

When a pet has these but goes astray, anyone finding it can call you and you

can go get him or her right away.

Your pet will be very glad to see you! A happy pet is a loving pet.

COLONIES TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job

seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.krenekprinting.com,

click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.),

phone number, year you will graduate and the name of your newsletter/subdivision.

Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Please make sure your email

is correct, we send emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good

and that you want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries,

we will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

DISCLAIMER

Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed on

the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references if you do

not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers from the subdivision

who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for any work done by these

teenagers is between those seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

CODE KEY:

B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER,

SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE,

C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST

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PRINTED NEWSLETTERS ONLY

Save the Date: Saturday August 4th we will have our fantastic

fundraiser “Wine and Dine for Kitties and Doggies, too.” This year

our event will be even larger and better at the new location of the

Hearthstone Country Club.

How would you like to help Loving Arms Pet Placement rescue on a

regular basis without spending a cent? To donate painlessly, go to

www.krogercommunityrewards.com, enter 84029, click on Loving

The Colonies Community Newsletter | June 2018

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BRADFORD COLONY 1 & 2

(BC1&2) NEWS FROM THE BOARD

LAWN MAINTENANCE

Our weather has become so unpredictable that it is not unusual anymore

for us to go through weeks without rain and then weeks of storms

and rain. Paying a little attention to the grass height on your lawn will

help keep the grass from dying from drought or diseases. Grass left to

grow too high is not only unsightly but unhealthy for the grass. Lawn

care is one of the basic differences between living in an apartment and

a house. According to our Deed Restrictions, “grass and weeds shall

be kept mowed to prevent unsightly appearance. If not mowed and

edged within 10 days after written request (deed violation letter), HOA

shall have the right to cause the mowing and edging to be performed

and add the cost to the homeowner’s assessment owe.” If you have

received violation letter and do not understand why your home is

being cited for violations, please contact our management company

representative - Shannon Abernathy, s.abernathy@pmghouston.com

- and get details so you can take corrective actions.

FEE TO USE THE POOL

Homeowners in Bradford Colony 1&2 can elect to join The Recreation

Center and use the pool by paying $100 per household per season. If

you would like to join, you can go to the scheduled open house day or

contact the management representative Theodora Daly at Colonies-

Rec@gmail.com. If you do not pay the $100 homeowners from Bradford

Colony 1&2 cannot use the pool facility. This is one of the reasons we

have been able to keep our annual assessment as low as it is.

CLEANING HACK

Tired of streaks and lint left behind by paper towels when cleaning

mirrors? Grab a few coffee filters instead. Coffee filters don’t leave any

residue or streaks and won’t shed lint. Give it a try. Check and clean

lint buildup in your clothes dryer exhaust pipe can help to prevent

overheating when drying clothes, which may cause house fires.

MONTHLY MEETING

Our monthly meeting has moved to 2 nd Wednesday of every month

and we are meeting at the M.U.D. 102 water plant building next to the

water tower. Meeting starts at 7 PM.

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in just 10 weeks!

BRADFORD COLONY SECTION 3

(BCS3) RECREATION CENTER POOL

ACCESS/POSSIBLE BCS3 MEMBERSHIP

As noted in the April newsletter, our HOA has been contacted by the

group that manages the Recreation Center and Pool complex located

at West Little York and Addicks-Satsuma about the possibility of having

BCS3 residents become part of this center.

Everyone will be receiving a letter with the Annual Meeting announcement

with more details on this issue. The Board has received the details

as to the two options that are being made available to BCS3 to “join”

the Rec Center / Pool organization. We have been talking to the Association’s

lawyers and management company (ACMP) as to this issue and

the related protocol for handling this as per our governing documents.

Look for more information on this issue in the very near term.

(BCS3) MOSQUITO SPRAYING

The HOA has paid to have mosquito spraying done by Cypress Creek Pest

Control in the neighborhood from April to October. This practice was started

in the early 2000’s to supplement supposed spraying by Harris County (which

this resident has never seen once in the past 16 years).

The location of our neighborhood next to the bayou and the abandoned

sand pit (which has a constant standing water pond) makes BCS3 a

prime area for mosquito potential. Add in the historical issues with

mosquito borne diseases (e.g. West Nile virus, Zika Virus) and the HOA

feels that it is in the best interest of the residents to have this service.

These sprayings are presently taking place at a twice a week frequency.

This service costs about $2,000 per year and makes up about 12% of

the 2018 Budget.

(BCS3) ARC APPLICATION AND

APPROVAL PROCESS

The HOA Bylaws and governing documents stipulate that property owners

need to get approval from the HOA and Architectural Review Committee

(ARC) with respect to any significant changes that said owners plan for

their homes in BCS3.

In our small neighborhood, the Board of Directors also serve as the

ARC review group.

The most common items requiring such review and approval include new

roofs (shingle color and type), exterior painting (colors), new fences, pool

or patio construction and significant landscaping changes (trees, bushes,

stone work/brick work).

If you have any questions about the ARC process or if you need to

submit an application, please contact any Board member to discuss

your specific situation.

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(BCS3) GARAGE SALES

At present, there are no plans to have a neighborhood wide garage

sale for BCS3 this year. But the Bylaws allow for individual residents

to have up to four garage sales per year.

If you are interested in having your own garage sale, please contact any

Board member to let them know you are planning to do this.

Thank you for your cooperation as to this issue.

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(BCS3) CONTACT THE BOARD

As is the case with everything in our small neighborhood, every resident

should feel free to contact any Board member as to any issue or

question that you have about BCS3. Contact information for all the

Board members is located on the inside front cover of this publication.

4 June 2018 | The Colonies Community Newsletter


CHARLESTOWN COLONY

(CHC) NOTES FROM THE BOARD

Happy Father’s Day!

YARD OF THE MONTH FOR MAY:

Will announce in July’s Newsletter!

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED:

The HOA Board needs volunteer holiday decoration

help for the entrance of Charlestown

Colony. On patriotic holidays, we will need

help displaying our American Flags at the entrance.

One of our Board members has offered

to help with the flags, but we are in desperate

need of additional volunteers. If you can spare

some time to help beautify our community,

please contact:

Heather Palomo - 832-418-9020;

h.palomo72@gmail.com

CHARLESTOWN COLONY PARK:

Our community park is enjoyed by many of

the residents and their family members! It has

bounced back since the days of Hurricane Harvey!

Let’s keep it looking amazing! There have

been reports of trash and debris in the park.

Please remember to pick up after ourselves.

Although Hurricane Harvey reeked wide

spread havoc in our community and the release

of the Addick’s Reservoir caused 80% of

our subdivision to flood, winning yard of the

month is a testament of our community’s resiliency

despite all the tragedy we experienced.

As we continue to beautify our homes, we

should not forget to celebrate the milestones

of our progress. There are many events

happening now and later this summer, let’s

give ourselves a break every now and again.

Remember, we are Charlestown Colony Strong

and we will come back stronger, better and

more beautiful than before Hurricane Harvey!

HAPPENING SOON!

• Last Day of School for CFISD & High School

Graduations for Cy-Falls June 1 st

• Lone Star Summer Session I June 4 th

• CFISD Summer High School & Middle School

Classes Session I June 11 th

• Father’s Day June 17 th

DEBRIS REMOVAL &

DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS:

It is the home owner’s responsibility to remove

trash and debris from the front of their home.

If more time is needed for repairs, the HOA

Board and management company will review

these on a case-by-case basis. Please reach

out to the management company.

HOME RENOVATION PROJECTS:

Most of us have completed the street view

repairs needed on our homes. For those who

are still working on these repairs, please be

cognizant of our deed restrictions and the Architectural

Review form required to complete

exterior projects such as replacing fences,

exterior painting and pretty much any other exterior

project attached to the home that can be

viewed from the street. The Architectural form

can be obtained from Principle Management

Group Houston (PMG). We have all endured a

lot due to the flood and have probably filled out

enough forms over the last few months to last a

lifetime. However, this form is just another step

in the renovation process and keeping the project

on track. Our deed restrictions have these

forms in place to maintain the appearance of

Charlestown Colony. If exterior projects are

completed without consent, the homeowner

could be subject to make changes such as

re-painting the house all over again which is

costly and time consuming. Most of the Architectural

Review forms can be processed within

10 business days, but it could take up to 30

days. If it is urgent, please indicate that on the

form and include a phone number. PMG may

be able to offer a verbal, “yes” to get the project

started while the form is being processed.

OUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS:

There has been a noticeable number of lost

and found pets posted on the Nextdoor App. As

we continue to rebuild, please secure the furry

family members by fixing broken fencing or

other measures of security for our loving pets.

CARS:

We love our children, joggers, walkers and bike

riders. Please slow down while driving through

our neighborhood and make complete stops

as required by law at posted stop signs. There

have been several reports of running stop signs,

which poses an increased risk of accidents.

PARKED CARS ON STREETS

CLOSE TO STOP SIGNS:

When cars are parked on the street close to

stop signs, it becomes very difficult for drivers

to maneuver around on-coming traffic.

Please park cars safely on the streets to avoid

accidents.

GOT THE NEXTDOOR APP?

https://nextdoor.com/

It only takes a few minutes to sign up and

it helps keep everyone informed on current

events in our area.

If you see something, say something, because

we are our best defense against crime and

retaining our home values!

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Report:

• Park Lights that are not working properly

• Safety issues in common areas

• Suspicious activity

• Abandoned Houses

• Homes where recovery efforts have not begun

• Other Violations of our Deed Restrictions

ANNUAL DUES PAYMENT:

Thank you to all who have paid your HOA dues!

If HOA dues have not been paid yet, expect a

certified letter soon with penalties. In order to

avoid additional costs and fees, there are several

options to make HOA payments. As of February

1 st , unpaid annual dues are considered delinquent

and subject to late fees and penalties.

Our management company has new policies

and procedures in place to collect on past due

HOA assessments. If these have not been paid

yet, please make every effort to pay or make a

payment arrangement. The Board worked diligently

to maintain our HOA dues at $300 for 2018

although the neighborhood incurred additional

expenses caused by the flooding. There are

several payment options available.

Register and Pay online:

https://access.associawebsites.com/Associa-

Access/sites/CharlestownColonyCIA/

Mail: PMG/Charlestown Colony

P.O. Box 3157, Houston, TX 77253-3157

Pay in Person: PMG

11000 Corporate Centre Drive #150,

Houston, Texas 77041

If a payment plan needs to be worked out,

please contact our Association manager,

Shannon Abernathy, at a.abernathy@

pmghouston.com (713-329-7130). Email or in

more serious situations, certified mail, should

be your preferred method of contact as these

provides a written record of the conversation

and any agreement or modification granted.

TRASH PICK-UP:

As we continue to work on renovating our

homes, please be cognizant of trash collection

dates and the items that should be included in

the trash for pick up. If the trashcans are left

out, there is a possibility that a deed restriction

violation letter may be sent.

Trash Pick-up is Monday and Thursday by WCA

unless it falls on one of the holidays below.

Mondays - Heavy Trash and Recycling

Thursdays - Normal Trash Pick-up

2018 Holidays (No Trash Pick-up):

• Monday, September 3 rd -

Labor Day Celebration

• Thursday, November 22 nd -

Thanksgiving Day

What recycles? See below, call their customer

service line at 281-368-8397 for questions

regarding the recycling program.

• Paper: Newsprint, magazines, catalogs, junk

mail and envelopes, copy paper, file folders, paper

grocery bags, telephone books, greeting cards.

Cardboard such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes,

soda and beer boxes and storage/moving boxes.

• Glass containers: Post consumer food and

juice containers, beer and soda bottles.

• Plastic containers: Post consumer food, juice,

soda, water, shampoo bottles. Plastic items

must contain the international recycling code

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7. Plastic grocery type bags and

Styrofoam are excluded.

• Steel and aluminum containers: Beer, soda,

tuna, vegetable, juice, pet food and similar

metal containers are acceptable.

HAZARDOUS WASTE:

Hazardous Waste such as paint and paint

related products, batteries, electronics etc.

should not be put out in regular trash for

pick-up. There are several options to dispose

of these items.

Harris County Household Hazardous Waste:

http://eng.hctx.net/watershed/hhw_home.

html

6900 Hahl Rd., near Hwy 290

and Gessner (281-560-6200)

Houston, TX 77040

Hours of Operation are Wednesday 9 AM-3

PM and 2 nd Saturday of the month 9 AM-2 PM

Electronics such as TV’s, computers, game

consoles and much more can be disposed at

Compucylce: www.compucycle.net or Best

Buy, go to www.bestbuy.com and type “recycle”

into the “search Best Buy” area at the

top of the page.

MUD 102 ALERTS:

Stay up to date on trash pick-up and water

alerts by signing up for MUD 102 Alerts. It only

takes a couple of minutes to sign up.

NEWS AND NOTES:

Horne, Truitt and Cy-Falls

Spring Semester 2018 ends June 1 st .

Lone Star College and Houston Community

College - If Spring registration was missed for

a regular semester, check out the late start

class dates and mini-mester classes.

Discover the Hidden Gem of Cypress

Household Donations Accepted & Appreciated - tax receipts given

Our Donation Center is now located at 11302 Huffmeister

(in the strip center across Fleur De Lis)

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CONCORD COLONY

(CC) GARAGE SALES

Concord Colony residents are not to have more than two garage sales

per year.

(CC) HOA REQUEST

Dear Concord Colony Residents,

Your Board of Directors and Community Manager strive to make this

community look its best at all times. We are asking you to please take

a good look at the exterior of your home and yard. Landscape your

flowerbeds if needed, trim your trees and bushes if needed and also

reduce the clutter. If the paint on your home is chipping or fading,

please consider repainting (approved colors only). However, before you

start painting, you must submit an ACC application to the management

company for review.

If you have any questions or need an ACC application please do not

hesitate to contact your community manager, Shannon Abernathy,

s.abernathy@pmghouston.com, 713-329-7100.

Thank you in advance.

(CC) HOA MEETING

Our meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at the MUD

#102 Building which is located at 15300 Falmouth Ave. under the Colonies

Water Tower. Watch for our meeting notice signs posted throughout our

neighborhood. We encourage you to attend.

(CC) STREET LIGHTS

If a street light is out or remains on all the time, get the numbers off the

pole, address and call Centerpoint Energy at 713-207- 2222 or go to www.

centerpointenergy.com/outage and you can report the issue online.

(CC) COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT CONTACT

Each and all of the residents in Concord Colony should feel free to contact

your community manager with concerns, questions or an issue in

Concord Colony. The contact information for your community manager

is located inside the back cover of the newsletter under “Important

Colony Numbers.”

(CC) DEED RESTRICTIONS

Please remember that deed restrictions are strongly enforced and

any outside construction or major landscaping changes to your home

must be approved by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). ACC

contact information for Concord Colony is on the inside back cover of

this newsletter.

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GEORGETOWN COLONY I

(GC1) HOA ANNUAL DUES

Avoid additional cost and fees by paying your HOA with these options.

Register and Pay Online at www.scsmgmt.com. Go to Pay Assessment

Online and pay by eCheck or by credit card (Visa, Master Cards, Discover,

Amex). To discuss, installment plans, call the office directly at

281-463-1777.

(GC1) SPLISH SPLASH

The CRPOA (Colonies Recreation and Property Owners Association)

pool opened Memorial Day weekend. It will reopen for the summer

on Saturday, June 2 nd with the following hours: Tuesday to Saturday

from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sunday 1 PM to 8 PM. Closed on Mondays.

(GC1) REBUILDING AFTER HARVEY

As some of us are still rebuilding, there is still assistance available. Shine

Bible Fellowship is offering free services from Interior Construction

Projects, Interior Painting, Lawn Services, etc…Visit their website:

shinebible.org/Harvey-relief/.

On that same note, homeowners, don’t forget to contact the Harris

County Engineering Department Permit Group to get your house inspected

after completion of rebuilding. Inspection performed by Harris

County is only required for homes in the floodplain, driveways and

private septic system. Your permit would inform you, if an inspection

is required. If required, final inspection should be submitted to your

Flood Insurer. For additional questions, you can call 713-274-3920 or

email residential@hcpid.org.

(GC1) Stay connected with neighbourhood news with the Nextdoor app

Sign up for the Nextdoor app at Nextdoor.com or download the app.

It’s a free, private social network for you, your neighbors and your

community. You will find information on Crime & Safety, Lost & Found

and For Sale & Free just to name a few.

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(GC1) AND ALL THAT TRASH

Let’s keep our neighborhood jazzy by keeping our trash put up, until it

is time to put out. Please do not put out your regular trash or recycled

items before 6 PM on Sunday or Wednesday night.

Please pick up any leaves and grass clippings from the street. We don’t

need anything to help clog up our gutters. Let’s work as a community

by assisting to help clean the sidewalks, curbs and streets of the homes

that are still vacant.

Important!!! The county will not pick up your storm debris anymore. It

is the responsibility of the homeowner to discard of the debris appropriately.

There is a Republic Services location: 14421 Sommermeyer

St., Houston, Texas 77041 where you can take your debris. You will need

to show some form of ID (TDL or utility bill) that you live in this area.

Also, you can google companies that will pick up your junk for you.

(GC1) “OH NO YOU DI’INT”

Please be courteous of your neighbor’s yard and pick up your pet’s

waste deposit.

(GC1) PUPPIES AND KITTIES… OH MY!!

It is spring. What does that mean? Birds are singing, grass is growing…

ugh and puppies and kitties are being born. Let’s help our overcrowded

animal shelters by spaying and neutering your pets and educating

yourselves about TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) programs for those feral

cats in our neighborhood. For more information, visit their website

www.cap4pets.org. Also, KAAWS offers low cost wellness services.

GEORGETOWN COLONY II

(GCII) DEED RESTRICTIONS

We want to thank all of the homeowners in GCII who take the time

and expense to keep their property maintained! It shows pride in your

ownership and it keeps all of our property values up! Before doing

home improvements, please submit an Architectural Review Form to

the Board for approval prior beginning any exterior work. The forms

may be obtained from SCS Management at www.scsmngt.com or

281-463-1777.

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JAMESTOWN COLONY

NEWS

(JC) NEWS FROM THE BOARD

VISIT US ON THE WEB

Questions about the neighborhood? Check

us out on our website - www.jamestowncolonyhoa.com.

This is the website maintained

for us by PMG/Associa. The Jamestown URL

and Facebook pages have experienced issues.

Please be patient while we try to resolve these

problems.

In the meantime, PMG invites you to download

the new Associa/PMG app, TownSq. This app

appears to have lots of great features to bring

our community even closer together and to

make interactions easier:

• Receive HOA meeting notices

• Connect with your neighbors

• Collaborate on community happenings

• Stay up-to-date on association interests

• Manage your account

• View HOA website

• And more, any time, on any device.

Your account is already set up and ready to

use. Simply download TownSq in the App

Store using your mobile device or register at

www.townsq.io with your Associa account

number and zip code.

HOA BOARD CHANGES

As a result of the recount performed in April,

Rick Moore, Beverly Franklin and Dan Grosu

were returned to the HOA Board. Everyone

should extend special thanks to Jason Iken,

Andrew Boyd and Jim Osburn who were

selected at the overdue December annual

meeting and whose elections were overturned

by a legal challenge.

ANNUAL MEETING

The results of the Annual Meeting, to be held

on time this year, on May 16 th , will be provided

in next month’s newsletter.

BE SAFE ON JULY 4 th

Here are a few tips to ensure safe and happy

memories of your July 4 th holiday:

• Don’t shoot off fireworks if you’ve been consuming

alcohol.

• Make sure a responsible, sober adult is

always present when you allow your kids to

set off fireworks; kids don’t always have the

judgement needed to fire explosives safely.

• Don’t hold bottle rockets or roman candles

in your hands to shoot them off (unless you

really wouldn’t mind missing a few fingers);

follow the fireworks instructions for lighting.

• Since outdoor dining is such a big part of

the 4 th , make sure foods are kept at proper

temperatures and avoid cross-contamination.

• Be sure to make sure your pets are secured;

many pets go missing after being scared by

fireworks.

If you plan to fly the flag, be sure you do it

correctly, in accordance with the U.S. Flag

Code. For a copy of the U.S. Flag Code, go to

www.legion.org/documents/pdf/flagcode.pdf.

TEXAS BACK TO SCHOOL

SALES TAX HOLIDAY

Put it on your calendar & plan ahead. This

year’s Sales Tax Holiday is August 10-12, 2018.

Clothing and footwear with a sales price of less

than $100 per item are not taxable; excludes

accessories, rentals and athletic or protective

clothing. School supplies and school backpacks

with a sales price of less than $100 per

item are not taxable.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

& COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

These activities will likely be held, as usual,

in October. Watch this space and the TownSq

app for further information.

HOA ASSESSMENTS DUE

Your 2018 annual homeowner assessment

was due January 1 st . The annual assessment

for 2018 is $425 per home (assessment raised

from last year because of the increasing cost

of utilities).

• Do not send cash. PMG (for the HOA) accepts

checks, money orders or online payments

only.

• If paying by check or money order, be sure to

include your statement coupon AND/OR put

your account number on the check/money

order (or somewhere

in the covering document(s),

together

with the words “2018

Assessment.” Send all

payments to:

Jamestown Colony

HOA

c/o PMG Houston

PO Box 3157

Houston, TX

77253-3157.

• If you have PMG’s

address saved in your

online bill pay, please

be sure to update the

address to the one

above.

• If the payment is

mailed via the US

Postal Service, PMG

(for the HOA) cannot

go by the postmarked

date; it is entered by

date received. Be sure

to send in your payments

early to avoid

late fees.

• PMG no longer processes

payments at

their branch office.

If any payments are

received at the branch

office, it will take at least 7-10 business days

to post to your account.

• To pay online, log into your account online

at www.pmghouston.com and click MY AC-

COUNT. This is also the place to register for

your online account if you haven’t already

done so.

Your homeowner assessment accrues late fees

and penalties after January 31 st . If you could

pay the entire 2018 assessment by January

31 st , we encourage you to contact PMG to set

up a payment plan. As long as you are on an

approved payment plan (and stick to it), you

will not be assessed penalties or late fees. To

arrange a payment plan, contact Erica Morgan

with PMG at 713-329-7186 or

emorgan@pmghouston.com.

DO WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL & PHONE?

If we can email, phone or text you, we can

save the HOA some money for notifications.

In the event of emergencies (like Hurricane

Harvey) or to let you know about community

events/news, we need a reliable way to contact

residents. Email jamestowncolonyhoa@

gmail.com and put “ADD” in the subject line.

Include your name, street address, home

phone, cell phone and preferred email address(es)

in the body of the email if possible.

We don’t send out many emails, so you won’t

be overwhelmed.

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LANGHAM CREEK COLONY

ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS

If you have any special needs or questions concerning your assessment

statement, call Principal Management Group at 713-329-7100.

YORKTOWN COLONY

(YTC) MANAGEMENT COMPANY

The contact is Shannon Abernathy at 713-329-7130 or

s.abernathy@pmghouston.com.

(YTC) POOL HOURS

Normal Pool Hours starting June 2 nd :

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 AM-8 PM

Sunday:

1-8 PM

(YTC) YARD OF THE MONTH

We look to celebrate those who do a superior job in maintaining their

yards in such a way that they enhance the overall curb appeal of the

entire community. They definitely have earned some bragging rights

with this amazing yard of theirs! Yard of the month for May 2018 is at

15042 Ringfield Drive.

(YTC) JULY 4 TH

This year July 4 th is on a Wednesday, which means most people have

to work the next day. Please courteous of your neighbors

(YTC) TRAILERS

I have noticed there are several trailers in the neighborhood. It’s understandable

that from time to time you may have to bring it home,

but it is against the deed restrictions to keep trailers in your driveway

any longer than 48 Hours.

(YTC) BEST SUMMER BIRD FOODS

During early summer, many birds are nesting and may visit feeders only

briefly. Offering a variety of nutritious foods is the best way to attract

feeding birds in any season. During the summer months, many birds

also eat fruits and insects in addition to popular seeds and offering a

wider range of choices at the feeder will attract more species.

The best foods to offer during the summer include…

• Seed: All types of birdseed are suitable for summer fare, but black

oil sunflower seeds, hearts or chips are the most popular option for a

wide range of bird species.

• Fruit: Many songbirds eat fruit. Apple chunks, banana slices and orange

halves will attract orioles, northern cardinals. These foods can be

offered in a platform feeder or used to fill a suet cage for easy hanging.

• Nectar: Hummingbirds are the most popular types of birds that enjoy

nectar, but orioles, woodpeckers and nuthatches have also been known

to sip at sugar water feeders in the summer.

• Mealworms: Insect-eating birds will appreciate mealworms at backyard

feeders, particularly when they need to supply hungry nestlings

with dozens of insects each day.

• Peanuts: Shelled or whole peanuts are popular with jays, chickadees,

titmice and nuthatches and they can be offered in platform feeders,

small dishes or specialized peanut feeders.

• Only put out enough food that can be eaten in 1-2 days.

• Check seed regularly for mildew, clumps or spoilage and keep feeders

clean to prevent spreading diseases or parasites to other birds or

humans.

• Set up feeders in shaded areas to minimize spoiled seed and help birds

keep cool, encouraging them to feed longer and visit more frequently.

• Add a bird bath for a fresh water source that will attract not only

feeding birds, but also species that need water but do not frequently

visit feeders.

(YTC) STRAY CATS

If you haven’t noticed, there is an abundance of “stray cats” running

free in the neighborhood. If you have an outdoor cat that is your pet,

be sure it has a collar with your information, without a collar, there is

no way to tell your pet from a stray. Some of our neighbors are not fond

of cats and will call Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris

County Animal Control) (281-999-3191) that will come pick up these

strays and if your pet is picked up by mistake or doesn’t return home

you will need to call and ask about your pet, they will not call you. If a

homeowner traps a cat with a collar, please call the owner or release it.

(YTC) TRASH TALK

Please do not put your trash out before 6 PM the day before pick up,

also we are asking if possible, all items be in a trash receptacle, this

will keep the animals from getting into the bags left out by the curb.

Remember to remove the cans from the curb the same day as pickup.

There are a few trash containers in driveways. These have been approved

by the Board as they are doing major remodels. Please be

patient with your neighbors during this time.

(YTC) CRIME REPORTS

We are now getting crime reports from the MUD #102 for April.

Suspicious Vehicle 7

Home Invasion 1

Dist/Loud Noise 4

Traffic Stops 3

With the number of suspicious vehicles called in tells me that our residents

are reacting and calling this in to HCSD. Great God and thank

you for looking out for your neighborhood.

If you see suspicious vehicles or people in the neighborhood, please

call the sheriff’s department 713-221-6000.

(YTC) SE HABLA ESPAÑOLA

Spanish Speaking Board Member Contacts are:

Ben Salas - 832-524-9080

Martha Muzquiz - 832-563-2207

(YTC) VACATION WATCH

If you are planning a vacation for an extended time you can go to www.

harriscountyso.org/Programs/programs_VacationWatch.aspx and you

can submit a form for the Sheriff’s department to keep an eye on your

house while you are away.

(YTC) ARCHITECTURAL AND MODIFICATION REVIEW

Please remember when you are making modification to the exterior

of or home and or your property you must submit an application

for approval before the work begins. To submit a request, log in on

pmghouston.com website using My Account. On the top left side, you

will click on Services and Amenities and then click Architectural Review.

There you can submit a request.

For fabor, alludanos a conservar limpia nuestra colonia.rebisa, el frente

y lado de tu casa, recoje los botes de basura, no, dejes cosas que se

miran mal; en tu patio aci, bamos a evitar las cartas de h.o.a. muchas

gracias. Juntos acemos la diferencia.

(YTC) HAVE YOU LIKED US YET ON FACEBOOK?

Yorktown Colony now has a Facebook. Thank you to Jose Lopez for

creating this for our neighborhood. This is to keep each other informed

on events and happenings going on in the neighborhood. Inappropriate

behavior will not be tolerated.

www.facebook.com/YorktownColonyNeighborhood/

(YTC) MUD 102

Stay informed with the MUD District and sign up with

www.hcmud102.org to receive emails.

10 June 2018 | The Colonies Community Newsletter


A sons first Hero

DAD

A daughters first Love

FATHER’S DAY...June 17, 2018

Father’s Day in the United States is on the

third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution

that fathers and father figures make

for their children’s lives. Its origins may lie in

a memorial service held for a large group of

men, many of them fathers, who were killed

in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia

in 1907.

What Do People Do?

Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate

the contribution that your own father

has made to your life. Many people send or

give cards or gifts to their fathers. Common

Father’s Day gifts include sports items or

clothing, electronic gadgets, outdoor cooking

supplies and tools for household maintenance.

Father’s Day is a relatively modern holiday so

different families have a range of traditions.

These can range from a simple phone call or

greetings card to large parties honoring all

of the ‘father’ figures in a particular extended

family. Father figures can include fathers,

step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers and

great-grandfathers and even other male relatives.

In the days and weeks before Father’s

Day, many schools and Sunday schools help

their pupils to prepare a handmade card or

small gift for their fathers.

Public Life

Father’s Day is not a federal holiday. Organizations,

businesses and stores are open or

closed, just as they are on any other Sunday

in the year. Public transit systems run to their

normal Sunday schedules. Restaurants may

be busier than usual, as some people take

their fathers out for a treat.

Background and symbols

There are a range of events, which may have

inspired the idea of Father’s Day. One of

these was the start of the Mother’s Day tradition

in the first decade of the 20th century.

Another was a memorial service held in 1908

for a large group of men, many of them fathers,

who were killed in a mining accident in

Monongah, West Virginia in December 1907.

A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an

influential figure in the establishment of Father’s

Day. Her father raised six children by

himself after the death of their mother. This

was uncommon at that time, as many widowers

placed their children in the care of

others or quickly married again.

Sonora was inspired by the work of Anna Jarvis,

who had pushed for Mother’s Day celebrations.

Sonora felt that her father deserved

recognition for what he had done. The first

time Father’s Day was held in June was in

1910. Father’s Day was officially recognized as

a holiday in 1972 by President Nixon.

Source: www.timeanddate.com

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VBS AT CORNERSTONE UMC

Registration is “Happening Now” at Cornerstone

United Methodist Church for VBS this summer! This

year we’ll be experiencing the ride of a lifetime with

God on the Rolling River Rampage! Our River Guides

will help your rafters gain a deeper understanding of

God’s amazing love while experiencing an outdoor

camping and rafting themed week! We will share in

crafts, snacks, Bible stories, cool science projects,

team-building games and more! So join us June

11th-15th from 9 AM to Noon for a Vacation Bible

School where we are bringing the outdoors inside!

Visit our website at www.cornerstoneumc.org

for registration forms. Questions? Contact Cody

Bauman at Children@cornerstoneumc.org or call

our office at 281-859-4141. Cornerstone United

Methodist Church is conveniently located 18081

West Rd, Houston, TX 77095 (near the corner of

Barker Cypress and West Rd., across from the Berry

Center and next to the CVS).

MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH VBS

June 11-15, 2018, 9 AM-12 PM

11522 Telge Rd., Cypress, TX 77429

Calling all kids! Join us for Messiah Lutheran Church’s

Vacation Bible School - Shipwrecked - Rescued by

Jesus, during the week of June 11th-15th! VBS is a

weeklong interactive time for kids to grow in their faith.

Children ages 3 years-old (potty trained) to 5th grade

are invited to join us each day from 9 AM to Noon.

Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel through

field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible

Points and immerse kids in new adventures. Every

station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible Point

in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone

engaged. Kids will begin their journey at Castaway

Sing & Play with songs and spend each day at Bible

Discovery, KidVid Cinema, Imagination Station, Ship

Rec Games, Tropical Treats and Sail Away Sendoff.

At Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School, kids experience

God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each

day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth - which

makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real

life! They will finish each day at Sail Away Sendoff. It is

a week of fun and adventure reminding kids that Jesus

carries you through life’s storms! All kids are invited to

join us and spark their imagination at Shipwrecked

VBS! Parents are invited to register their children

online at www.messiahlc.org/vacation-bible-school.

For more information, call 281-890-3013.

SHIPWRECKED VBS AT EPIPHANY

LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL

Come sail away on a castaway adventure as

we learn that we are rescued by Jesus! At Shipwrecked

VBS your child will learn about God’s

Mighty Power. This VBS will be a crowd pleaser

Vacation Bible Schools

filled with fun team building games, music, Bible

adventures, delicious tropical treats and our

favorite Imagination Station where kids get to

make and take home a neat Science-gizmo that

reinforces what they have learned. The youth will

also collect offerings to send seeds of change to

Haiti! VBS is open to all youth ages 3years old

(must be potty trained) through entering 5th

grade. Youth entering 6th grade - adult can register

online to volunteer! VBS is June 11th-15th

from 9 AM-12:30 PM. Register online at www.

elcsh.org. Music CD’s are available to purchase

for an additional $10. Scholarships are available.

Epiphany Lutheran Church is located at 14423

West Road, Houston, TX 77041. For more information

visit our websites or call us at 713-896-1773.

West Houston Church of Christ VBS

Calling all Superheroes! Join us June 18th-22nd, 9

AM-12 PM, as we go on an adventure to discover superheroes

of faith. Discover your own super power.

Ages entering K-entering 6th

Cost: FREE (T-Shirt: $10)

Westhoustonchurch.org/vbs

17100 West Rd. Houston, TX 77095

GOOD SHEPHERD UMC VBS

Good Shepherd Vacation Bible School, Shipwrecked,

will be June 18th-22nd from 9 AM-Noon

at 20155 Cypresswood Drive in Cypress. Kids who

turn 4 by September 1, 2018 thru incoming 6th

graders are welcome to attend! The cost is $20 per

child with a max of $60 per family. We can’t wait

to share how Jesus’ love saves us! Register today

at www.gsumcvbs.com.

CYPRESS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH VBS

Cypress Creek Baptist Church will be hosting a VBS

this summer from June 18th-22nd. Camp Moose

on the Loose is the theme! Located at 21870 Northwest

Freeway, Cypress TX 77429. For information

and to register, call 281-469-6089.

CYPRESS FAMILY FELLOWSHIP VBS

June 25-29, 2018, 9 AM-Noon

17330 West Little York Rd 77084

Children ages Kindergarten thru 6th grade are

invited to attend Shipwrecked, where they will

discover that Jesus rescues them! They will participate

in Bible learning activities, sing catchy

songs, play teamwork building games, make and

devour yummy treats and experience one of a

kind Bible adventures! “God Sightings” each day

will encourage the children to look for evidence

of God all around them! The day will end with Sail

Away Sendoff, which gets all involved in living what

they’ve learned! Register online at

www.cypressfamily.org.

CALVARY COMMUNITY CHURCH VBS

What: “Rolling River Rampage VBS 2018

When: June 25th-29th

Time: 9 AM-12:15 PM

Where: Calvary Community Church,

7550 Cherry Park Drive, Houston, TX 77095

Register online at www.calvaryhouston.com.

SAINT AIDAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH VBS

July 9-13, 2018

13131 Fry Road, Cypress, TX 77433

Take an adventure with us for an exciting and adventurous

week, July 9th-13th at VBS! Regular registration

is April 23rd-June 16th, costing $30. Registration

can be found at aidanschurch.org! Our theme this

year is Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. Kids will

learn what it means that Jesus carries us and with

us through life’s storms. Registration can be found

at aidanschurch.org. For more information, contact

Taylor Durr at taylor@aidanschurch.org.

VBS AT ST. CUTHBERT CHURCH

Pack your suitcase, we’re sailing off to the islands! St.

Cuthbert Episcopal Church invites children to an International

Vacation Bible School: Cruisin’ the Caribbean.

Join us the week of July 9th-12th from 9 AM-12 Noon

to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes

of the unique cultures at Cruisin’ the Caribbean VBS,

where kids discover how much God loves the world.

The children will sing catchy songs, play high-energy

games, dig into yummy tropical treats, experience cool

Bible adventures and explore what daily life is like for

people in the Caribbean islands. Each day concludes

with a closing celebration that gets everyone involved

in living what they’ve learned. We will celebrate our

week on Sunday, July 15th at 10:30 AM

Cruisin’ the Caribbean VBS is for children entering kindergarten

through entering fifth grade. Visit stcuthbert.

org to register your child. St. Cuthbert Church is located

at 17020 West Road at the corner of West and Queenston.

Contact us at vbs@stcuthbert.org or 281-463-

7330. Join us for a Vacation Bible School adventure!

COPPERFIELD BIBLE CHURCH VBS

July 23rd-27th, 10 AM-1 PM

Copperfield Bible Church is hosting Vacation Bible School

for children from 5 to 11 years old. The theme of this year’s

VBS is Big Heart Farms - Where God’s Fruit Grows. Children

will learn more about the fruit of the spirit, memorize

verses, sing songs, play games and make fun crafts.

There is no charge for VBS, but space is limited. Registration

is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to request a registration

form, please call 281-550-9321 or email valerie.

phillips@copperfieldbiblechurch.org. Copperfield

Bible Church is located ½ mile east of HWY 6, at

15216 FM 529.


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FREE SAT MATH ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGY

Khagola Classes is conducting a free SAT Math assessment and strategy

session. The session will go over sections and subsections and how to

overcome the problem areas. Held at CyFair Library on Barker Cypress

Road on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8-10 AM. For registration email:

Khagolaclasses@gmail.com or call 619-621-1207.

THE LAUREL’S ARMY FOUNDATION HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL

WINE AND A BITE TO FURTHER THE FIGHT

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 6-8 PM

Goode Co. Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby Drive, Houston 77098

Please join us for an incredible evening of Food, Drinks and FUN as we raise

critical funds to support pediatric cancer research! You will experience 6 unique

stations, each one serving up a delicious bite from the one-of-a-kind Armadillo

Palace menu that will be paired with a wine or craft beer. We will have live

music and a silent auction. You will also hear from one of the oncologists from

the Solid Tumor team at Texas Children’s Cancer Center on how our support

has directly made an impact on her research to improve current treatment

protocols for solid tumors and to ultimately find a cure for these cancers.

The Laurel’s Army Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, formed

by a Cypress, Texas family whose daughter bravely fought and won, her battle

with a rare cancerous solid tumor in 2010. Through this battle, we became

aware of the severe lack of funding available for pediatric cancer research

and institutions that care for these young warriors depend greatly on money

raised by nonprofits like The Laurel’s Army Foundation. For more information,

please visit us at www.laurelsarmy.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter

@LaurelsArmy. PRICE: $50 per person, tickets must be purchased online in

advance at www.laurelsarmy.com. For more information please email melissa@laurelsarmy.com.

CORNERSTONE UMC BLOOD DRIVE

SUNDAY, July 8th, 8AM-12:30 PM

Please join us on Sunday, July 8th at the Mobile Unit in our parking lot

at 18081 West Rd, 77095 from 8AM to 12:30 PM. PLEASE go online and

sign up at www.giveblood.org for Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

Thank you in advance for your Commitment to Life!! For more information,

please call the church office at 281-859-4141 or email Michele

Moura at mmoura56@gmail.com.

LOW-COST SPORTS PHYSICALS

Saturday, July 18, 2018, 8 AM-Noon

Sports physicals for area student athletes. Houston Methodist Orthopedics &

Sports Medicine will provide low-cost annual sports physicals for Northwest

Houston-area student-athletes at its clinic. Physicals are $20 (cash only) for ages

12 through 18. Additional testing will be available. EKG testing (for athletes 14

years old and up) will cost $10 and ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing will

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bikes, home and kitchen supplies and decor, sports equipment, clothing,

shoes, art and more!

Collecting Donations: July 1-July 19, 2018.

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The Ladies Auxiliary from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their 26th annual

Gingerbread Village Holiday Market on October 27, 2018. We are located at

6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, 77041. If you are a vendor who would

like to showcase your arts, crafts, seasonal décor, etc. at our event, please

email: gingerbreadvillage@yahoo.com for more information or application.

THEATER/ARTS

CYPRESS SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT

The Cypress Symphonic Band will hold their summer concert on Saturday,

June 30th at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 18081-C West Road,

Houston, TX 77095-5585. The concert will begin at 7 PM. The concert

will celebrate Independence Day and commemorate our veterans with

traditional patriotic music and new favorites. There will also be some fun

film music from The Magnificent Seven, the Avengers and The Natural.

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12 free). Current and past residents of Camp Hope: Interim Housing for

Veterans will receive free admission with proof of service (if possible

with VA card). Don’t miss this wonderful musical extravaganza!

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070

A Few Good Men: June 8th-July 1st

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM Sundays at 3 PM

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MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATER CO. MAINSTAGE SEASON

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HARRIS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER

The Texas A&M AgriLife extension Service and the Harris County Master

Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of

Lectures. These presentations are free and there are no reservations.

For questions please call 713-274-0950.

GREEN THUMB GARDENING SERIES OF LECTURES -

PROPAGATION AND SEED SAVING

June 16th, 2018: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. Maud Smith Marks Library,

1815 Westgreen Blvd. Katy.

June 19th, 2018: 6:30-8:30 PM. Spring Branch Memorial Library,

930 Corbindale.

Due to Harvey damage, there is no access to the Bear Creek Extension.

Open Garden Day has been relocated to the Weekley Community

Center at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Houston. We won’t have outdoor

gardens, so the activities will focus on nature crafts, small plants in

pots and games.

OPEN GARDEN DAY, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

June 26, 2018: 10-11:15 AM. Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse

Rd. Free. Registration required, ogd.harrishort@gmail.com.

WORKSHOP

June 8, 2018: 9 AM-3:30 PM. Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414

Wirt Rd., Houston. $45 pp (lunch included). Registration required: www.

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NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY AGGIE MOM’S CLUB

www.nwhcaggiemoms.org

Calling all NEW AGGIE MOMS!!! And current

Aggie moms!!! We would love to see you at one

of the Aggie Mom mixers this summer, hosted

by the Northwest Harris County Aggie Mom’s

club. This is a great opportunity for you to meet

other Aggie moms and to meet members of

the NWHC Aggie Mom’s Club, in a fun & casual

get-together! The dates for the mixers are in

June & July. Please check our website (above)

for details on dates & locations. Come alone or

bring another Aggie Mom with you! Dress is casual.

And please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30 PM at the

Houston Distributing Company, 7100 High Life Drive, Houston, Texas!! This

is our annual Howdy party and a great way to meet other Aggie Moms, find

out about upcoming events and enter for a chance to win a door prize! We

welcome all Aggie Moms, whether of freshman Aggies, current Aggie students

or former Aggies. We’d love to meet you!

2018 CANES SUMMER SOCCER CAMP SERIES

Online registration is now open for the 2018 Canes Summer Soccer Camps! The

Canes Camp Series is comprised of two camps: Skills & Drills and Fundamental

Skills Camps. These camps are uniquely designed to cater to your athletes level

and provide him/her a challenging experience and advance their knowledge

of the game in the proper environment. Camps are led by some of Texas finest

coaching professionals. Our professional Staff has extensive camp experience,

hold Youth and National Coaching Licenses with many having coached in the

South Texas ODP and possess a Professional playing background.

Please visit albionhurricanes.org to register and for more

detailed camp information.

Questions?

Tony Johnson: tjohnson@albionhurricanes.org, 713-898-1757

Mark Horton: mhorton@albionhurricanes.org, 713-818-0181

Locations: Spring Branch/Memorial, Katy, New Territory, Cy-Fair, Dynamic Indoor

SPORTS QUEST SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS 2018

Celebrating 22 years! Online registration is now open for summer soccer

camps 2018! Sports Quest is a non-profit soccer training organization, dedicated

to sharing Biblical truth to reach, teach & encourage next generation

leaders through soccer. Sports Quest summer camps provide a fun, safe and

educational soccer environment for boys and girls aged 5-12 years. Each

camper receives a free soccer ball, a free camp T-shirt and other commemorative

gifts and awards.

Along with technical and tactical soccer skills training, daily competitions

and biblically based life lessons, Sports Quest provides a camp experience

to equip each child for success on and off the field. Early Bird and sibling

discounts are available. For more information about camp dates, times and

locations and to register online visit www.sportsquesttraining.com.

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JUNE/JULY 2018 HOUSTON AREA EVENTS AND ROAD TRIPS

June 2 nd - Vegandale is proud to take our utopia on the road,

hosting Vegandale Food Drink Festival in four cities for 2018.

At these festivals, veganism is celebrated through food, drinks,

music and art with hundreds of vendors & 75,000+ guests in

attendance. The event is held at Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby,

Houston 77002 from 11 AM-7 PM. Eary Bird admission is $10. For

more information, visit www.vegandalefest.com.

June 2 nd -This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly

event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles

with tips from the pros. Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate

in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building

lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will

take place each Saturday this summer from June 2 nd thru August

18 th . Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle

from 8-11 AM followed by lessons at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants

are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels.

Registration is not required. The lessons will take place on the

sand near the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Stewart Beach is located

at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion,

volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers,

chair and umbrella rentals and concessions. Parking at Stewart

Beach costs $15 per car during Sandcastle Days events. For more

information, visit www.galvestonbeachinfo.com.

June 7 th - H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street. There is loads of

fun to be had at this year’s H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street,

as live music from Mango Punch will have the crowds swinging

and swaying while sipping on their favorite beverage. Attendees

grab a keepsake glass and enjoy an evening out with friends as

Market Street is transformed into a 34-acre wine walkabout with

wine industry experts sharing their fruit of the vine. Upgraded VIP

tickets offer the finest wines and lounging area on Market Street

and get an early start before the crowds. Participate in the John

Cooper School Signature Series charity wine pull. You can be one

of the lucky ones to take home a premium bottle of wine for a $10

donation. Everyone who participates in the wine pull gets a bottle

of wine. Two live music stages fill the air with lively entertainment.

For more information, visit

www.wineandfoodweek.com.

June 7 th - TECHSPO Houston 2018. Where Business, Tech and

Innovation Collide in Houston! TECHSPO Houston 2018 is a

two-day technology expo that brings together developers,

brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators

and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world

of technology. Exhibitors showcase the next generation of

technology and innovation including Internet, Mobile, Adtech,

Martech and SaaS technologies. Be prepared to be inspired,

amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will

impact your business for the better. If the conference is where the

learning, theory and inspiration happens, then the TECHSPO floor

is where the testing, networking and product interaction takes

place. The TECHSPO floor is free to attend (for a limited time!) For

more information, visit www.techspohouston.com.

June 15 th -17 th - Galveston Cajun Crawfish Festival. The third

annual Galveston Cajun Festival, which is set for Father’s Day

weekend, June 15 th -17 th , will celebrate the best of Texas- and

Louisiana-styled food, family fun and live entertainment - island

style! The grand event will be held on the beautiful grounds of

Beach Central Park at the Hotel Galvez, 2102 Seawall. The festival

will take place rain or shine! Festival hours will be from 5 PM to 11

PM June 15 th , 11 AM to 11 PM June 16 th and 11 AM to 5 PM June

17 th . The festival will feature a wide variety of Cajun food vendors,

kid rides and live music from a wide array of performers across a

variety of genres. Admission is $6 for adults. Kids 10 & under FREE!

A portion of proceeds will go toward local charitable organizations

in the area. For information, visit

www.facebook.com/galvestoncajunfestival or call 409-359-3045.

June 23 rd - Houston LGBT Pride Celebration. Hundreds of

thousands of spectators are expected to attend the 2018 Houston

LGBT Pride Celebration® on June 23 rd ! Last year, one of the oldest

and largest pride events in the South moved to Downtown

Houston with the theme Heroes. This year promises to be another

mega event! The day of festivities kicks off with the Pride Festival

from 12 PM to 7 PM at Hermann Square in front of City Hall. The

parade follows at 8:30 PM along a route through the western edge

of Downtown. For more information, visit www.pridehouston.org.

July 1st - Fulshear’s Freedom Festival 2018 - Red, White and

Boogie. In Downtown Fulshear from 6-9:30 PM there will be street

dancing, vendor booths, a children’s area, food trucks, fun &

games and a fireworks show. For more information, call 832-600-

3221.

July 4 th - Freedom Over Texas. Celebrating more than 30 years of

July 4 th music, fireworks and fanfare on Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s

signature patriotic event - CITGO Freedom Over Texas - will turn

it WAY up with live performances, family activities and stunning

pyrotechnics Wednesday, July 4 th from 4 PM-10 PM. As is tradition,

the evening will conclude with a spectacular blast of fireworks

thanks to CITGO who has provided the finale since 2015. This

year, CITGO signed on as a dual sponsor providing both the

pyrotechnics and titling the event for the next three years. For

more information, visit

www.houstontx.gov/specialevents/.

July 4 th - City of Galveston Independence Day Parade and

Fireworks. Nothing says “summer on Galveston Island” better

than the 4 th of July! Don’t miss this wonderful evening with a

glittering parade followed by a dazzling fireworks display over

the Gulf! Coming up the evening of July 4 th , Galveston Island will

celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a

procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers.

The parade will kick off at 7:30 PM with a procession on Seawall

Boulevard starting at 59 th Street and ending at 22 nd Street. After

the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show

over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 PM near 37 th Street and Seawall

Boulevard. For more information, visit www.cityofgalveston.org.

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FLAG DAY

People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 th each year to

honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the

same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.

What Do People Do?

Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the

foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents

freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early

days. During both events, Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation,

reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice and observe the nation’s unity.

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Many people in the United States honor this day by displaying the American flag

at homes and public buildings. Other popular ways of observing this holiday

include: flag-raising ceremonies, Flag Day services, school quizzes and essay

competitions about the American flag, musical salutes, street parades and

awards for special recognition.

Organizations such as The National Flag Day Foundation are actively involved

in coordinating activities centered on the event and keeping the flag’s traditions

alive. Following Flag Day is Honor America Days, a 21-day period through to

Independence Day (July 4 th ) to honor America. During this period, people hold

public gatherings and activities to celebrate and honor the nation.

Public Life

Although Flag Day is a nationwide observance, it is not a public holiday in many

parts of the United States. It is a legal holiday in a few areas in the USA, such as

Montour County in Pennsylvania.

Background

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress replaced the British symbols of

the Grand Union flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on

a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes - one for each state. Although it is

not certain, this flag may have been made by the Philadelphia seamstress Betsy

Ross, who was an official flag maker for the Pennsylvania Navy. The number of

stars increased as the new states entered the Union, but the number of stripes

stopped at 15 and was later returned to 13.

In June 1886 Bernard Cigrand made his first public proposal for the annual

observance of the birth of the flag when he wrote an article titled “The Fourteenth

of June” in the old Chicago Argus newspaper. Cigrand’s effort to ensure national

observance of Flag Day finally came when President Woodrow Wilson issued a

proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of the event on June 14, 1916.

However, Flag Day did not become official until August 1949, when President

Harry Truman signed the legislation and proclaimed June 14 th as Flag Day. In

1966, Congress also requested that the President issue annually a proclamation

designating the week in which June 14 th occurs as National Flag Week.

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation to: call on

government officials in the USA to display the flag of the United States on all

government buildings on Flag Day and to urge US residents to observe Flag Day

as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress

of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.

Symbols

The American flag, also nicknamed as “Old Glory” or “star-spangled banner”, has

changed designs over the centuries. It consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of

red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton

bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars. Each of the 50 stars represents one

of the 50 states in the United States and the 13 stripes represent the original 13

colonies that became the first states in the Union.

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SUMMER CAMPS AT EPIPHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL

Epiphany Lutheran Church & School has your summer wrapped up!

Serving our community for over 30 years, we offer affordable summer

camps for children ages 3 years old (must be potty trained) through

entering 8th grade. Visit our website at www.elcsh.org and click on the

summer camp link to find a complete list of camps and register online.

Our 3-day Mini Camps are for Preschool age 3 - entering First grade.

These camps run Tuesday through Thursday from 9 AM-2 PM. Preschool

camps include Art, Spanish, Science and more! We keep these little

ones busy with engaging and fun activities! Specialty camps for youth

entering Kindergarten through 8th grade run Monday-Friday and vary in

time and cost according to the camps. Our specialty camps include Lego

STEM classes, Sports Camps and Robotics! If you have any questions,

please feel free to contact Beth Hixon, Director of Children’s Ministries at

bhixon@elcsh.org or call 713-896-1773. Epiphany Lutheran Church and

School is located at 14423 West Road, Houston, TX 77041.

CAMP CORNERSTONE IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS SUMMER

FOR AGES 2 THROUGH COMPLETION OF 4TH GRADE!

Camp Cornerstone is a week-long camp sponsored by Cornerstone United

Methodist Church and is for children ages 2 through the completion of

4th grade. Children must be 2 by June 1, 2018. Camp hours are 9:30 AM-1

PM. There are 3 sessions throughout the summer and you are invited to

participate in any or all!

plan. This week of Camp Hope, we will see how things can change along

the way. Join in and discover the Great Adventure.

Camp Hope is our three-week day camp for children ages 5 years old

through 6th grade. It is an adult mentored student led ministry. Each

day, children will hear a new Bible story; learn what it means to their

life by creating a craft, eating a snack, playing a game and experiencing

the story through expressive arts and worship. Parents are invited to

register their children online at www.messiahlc.org/camp-hope. For

more information, call 281-890-3013. Messiah is located at 11522 Telge

Road, ½ mile north of Highway 290.

“CAMP READ S’MORE” IS AN EXCITING READING

CAMP FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE!

This is the third summer this educational and fun reading camp is being

offered at Clay Road Baptist School/Church! Camp hours are from 9 AM-3

PM Monday-Friday. The cost each week is $150 per child. Early drop-off

and late pick-up is available for an additional charge.

“CAMP READ S’MORE” will be offered the weeks of June 4th, 11th, 18th,

25th, July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and August 6th. Each week is a new adventure

with activities, games and more! Don’t let your child miss out

on the fun and help your child develop a love of reading!

Contact readsmore2018@gmail.com to get your

“CAMP READ S’MORE” flyer and registration form!

Session I: “Totally Texas” is June 18th-22nd, Session II: “Artistic Creations”

is July 16th-20th, Session III: “Fairy Tale Adventures” is August 6th-10th.

The cost per camp per child is $120. You may pay $60 now and the remaining

$60 on the first day of camp. Registration forms are online or in

the preschool office. To download a form from the Cornerstone website,

go to www.cornerstoneumc.org and click on “preschool.” You will see a

tab for Camp Cornerstone. You can print the form and have it filled out

before you arrive, saving yourself time!

Before each camp session begins, you will hear from your child’s teacher

so you can learn more about the camp and she will answer any questions

you may have about the week-long fun. Each day your child will bring a

backpack and a lunch as they enjoy each other and the special things they

will do during the week. We look forward to having your child at camp this

summer! It’s a great time for everyone and you don’t want to miss any of

it! Registration will continue through May 3, 2018 or until camp classes

are full. Please call the preschool office at 281-859-1612 if you have any

questions. The preschool office hours are: Monday-Friday, 9 AM-1 PM.

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GET READY FOR THE GREAT ADVENTURE

Week 1, July 9-13, 2018, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM: Set Your Compass.

This week at Camp Hope we will follow some individuals and find out how

they stayed on course on this Great Adventure! Want to join our team?

Then get ready for an amazing ride and set YOUR compass.

Week 2, July 16-20, 2018, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM: Pack Your Bags.

Life is filled with choices. This week we will walk with Jesus as he teaches

us that there are important decisions to make about who we should

be as people of God. What things do we need on this Great Adventure?

Week 3, July 23-27, 2018, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM: Start Your Adventure.

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STAGEWORKS THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS SUMMER ACTING

ACADEMY CLASSES, A SUMMER OF EPIC ADVENTURE!

Sign up now for the best summer ever! Stageworks Theatre announces

A Summer of Epic Adventure, its 2018 Summer Acting Academy classes.

Performance and skill-based classes are available for all ages and all

levels of experience. Morning and afternoon classes, as well as one, two

and three week options run all summer long and if needed, before and

after care is offered.

Classes run June 4-August 17, 2018 where kids can put on a show, design

props, sets or costumes while having a blast! Registration is open now.

Go to www.stageworkstx.org for more classes and details.

One-Week Camps

Hogwarts Stagecraft & Wizardry: June 4-8, 2018, 8:30-11:30 AM,

(Ages 5-12) and 1-4 PM (Ages 13-18), cost $150

I Like to Move It Dj Jam &Foley: June 11-15, 2018, 8:30-11:30 AM,

(Ages 5-12) and 1-4 PM (Ages 13-18), cost $150

Descendants Dance/Music Core: June 25-29, 2018, 8:30-11:30 AM,

(Ages 5-12), cost $150

Once Upon a Time: June 25-29, 2018, 1-4 PM (Ages 13-18), cost $150

The Greatest Showman: July 9-13, 2018, 8:30-11:30 AM, (Ages 5-12)

and 1-4 PM (Ages 13-18), cost $150

Stunts, Parkour & Ninja Tricks: July 23-27, 2018, 8:30-11:30 AM,

(Ages 5-12), cost $150

Biology of Fight Choreography: June 4-8, 2018, 1-4 PM

(Ages 13-18), cost $150

Fashionista’s Project Runway: July 6-10, 2018, 1-4 PM

(Ages 13-18), cost $150

More camps offered on the website.

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summer camps...summer camps...summer camps

TWO-WEEK CAMPS

Adventures of Little Red Robin Hood: June 4-15, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM,

(Ages 8-14), cost $300

A Wrinkle in Time: June 4-15, 2018, 10 AM-5 PM, (Ages 11-18), cost $300

Law and Order Fairy Tail Unit: June 18-29, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM, (Ages 8-14)

and 10 AM-5 PM, (Ages 13-18), cost $300

Sinbad The Untold Tale: July 23-August 3, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM, (Ages 8-14)

and 10 AM-5 PM, (Ages 13-18), cost $300

More camps offered on the website.

Three-Week Camps (Musicals)

Madagascar Jr.: June 4-22, 2018, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, (Ages 6-12), cost $450

Musicville: July 9-27, 2018, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, (Ages 6-12), cost $450

Kamp Kaos-Musical Version: July 9-27, 2018, 9 AM-4 PM, (Ages 8-14),

cost $450

The Pirates of Penzance: July 9-27, 2018, 10 AM-5 PM, (Ages 13-18),

cost $450

Seussical the Musical: July 30-August 17, 2018, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM,

(Ages 6-12), cost $450

Heathers the Musical: July 30-August 17, 2018, 10 AM-5 PM,

(Ages 13-18), cost $450

If you’d like to discuss what classes are best for your performer, contact

at info@stageworkstx.org or 281-587-6100. Classes will take place at

Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070. Payment

plans are available. (*Details subject to change. No class will be offered

during the July 4th week. All students are invited to an end-of-year celebration

August 18th, 2-5 PM!)

TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION AND THE

HARRIS COUNTY 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

Registration open on Eventbrite for any of these events-$20 per youth $10 Per

Adult. Contact Sheryl Nolen, CEA 4-H at snolen@ag.tamu.edu or call 281-620-

1170 for more information. You do not have to be a 4-H member to participate.

Date: July 24, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM-2 PM

Location: Trini Mendenhall Community Center -

1414 Wirt Rd., Houston, TX 77055

4-H Summer Stitches sew FUN Day Camp. Let’s get creative learning to

sew a cute denim purse from re-purposed jeans! Come learn sewing

skills at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H Summer Stitches

Day Camp. The West Houston Quilters Guild will be providing support for

this fun sewing project. Participants should bring an old pair of denim

blue jeans for the project. We will provide the supplies to embellish and

all the sewing equipment needed to complete the project. This summer

camp is open to all youth 9 years of age or older. Adults are encouraged

to attend. Please purchase an adult ticket to participate. No lunch or

refreshments are provided. All participates should pack their lunch and

bring what they want to consume.

Date: July 19, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM-2 PM

Location: Tracy Gee Community Center -

3599 Westcenter Dr, Houston, TX 77042

4-H Kids That Cook Summer Day Camp is a chance for youth to gain

food preparation skills and test their culinary instincts. Participants

will be hands-on working in teams to prepare recipes and learn about

nutrition for healthy growth. Teams will be challenged by the 4-H version

of “Chopped Junior Chef” to create a recipe from a mystery bag of

ingredients and present their dish to judges. Food Challenge is one of

the most popular 4-H contests and this camp will give participants a

taste of all the excitement! This summer camp is open to all youth age

9 years of age and up. Adults can purchase a ticket to attend. No lunch

or refreshments are provided. All participates should pack their lunch

and bring what they want to eat if they have food allergies or are not

likely to eat what we cook. We provide all the resources and equipment

for the program.

Date: July 24, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM-2 PM

Trini Mendenhall Community Center - 1414 Wirt Rd. Houston, TX 77055

4-H Kids That Cook Summer Day Camp is a chance for youth to gain

food preparation skills and test their culinary instincts. Participants

will be hands-on working in teams to prepare recipes and learn about

nutrition for healthy growth. Teams will be challenged by the 4-H version

of “Chopped Junior Chef” to create a recipe from a mystery bag of

ingredients and present their dish to judges. Food Challenge is one of

the most popular 4-H contests and this camp will give participants a

taste of all the excitement! This summer camp is open to all youth age

9 years of age and up. Adults can purchase a ticket to attend. No lunch

or refreshments are provided. All participates should pack their lunch

and bring what they want to eat if they have food allergies or are not

likely to eat what we cook. We provide all the resources and equipment

for the program.

THE ARC OF KATY’S SUMMER DAY PROGRAM!

THE TIME TO ENROLL IS NOW!

The Arc of Katy is currently taking applications for three Summer Program

sessions for teens and adults with intellectual and development

disabilities who are at least 16 years of age and meet the program’s

minimum requirements.

The Day Program will be held Monday through Friday, weekly,

from 8 AM until 3 PM at:

The Arc of Katy

5819 Tenth Street, Suite C

Katy, Texas 77493

Three Sessions are being held this Summer:

Session 1: June 4-June 29, 2018

Session 2: July 2-July 27, 2018

Session 3: July 30-August 17, 2018

Each session will include a variety of fun activities including excursions,

crafts, life skills, games and much more. Summer Program cost is $35

per day and participant must be a current member of The Arc of Katy to

participate. Participants will bring a snack and lunch most days and will

receive an Arc of Katy t-shirt. For more information and forms, please

visit www.thearcofkaty.org.

THE A.D. PLAYERS PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY

SUPER SUMMER ‘18

SUPER SUMMER ‘18 provides educational theatre opportunities for young

artists ages 5-18! Combining CREATIVITY and ENSEMBLE, the Academy

offers a variety of Summer Camps including:

Performance - Two-week Camps plus Showcases

Physical Acting - One Week Camps

Acting Techniques - One-Week Camps

Dance & Movement - One-week Camps

Each camp integrates a strong literary approach enabling students to

explore selections ranging from Alice in Wonderland to The Wizard of Oz

and even legendary heroes from Greek mythology!

A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy

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Library News

KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY

16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885

Our hours are: Monday - 1 PM - 8 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10 AM - 6 PM,

Wednesday -10 AM - 8 PM, Friday - 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday - 10 AM - 5 PM.

Library Closed Until Further Notice

Due to flood damage, the Katherine Tyra Library at Bear Creek will be closed until further

notice. Please join us for the following events at the locations below:

• Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Popup Library at Clay’s Restaurant - Thursdays from

11 AM to 3 PM, located at 17717 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084,

• Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Popup Library at Bear Creek United Methodist Church -

Tuesdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, located at 16000 Rippling Water, Houston, TX 77084

(in mobile building rooms Hope 1 & Hope 2).

The Katherine Tyra Bear Creek popup libraries include storytime, crafts for children,

laptops with internet access for public use and several types of books for all ages are

available to checkout. Patrons can also return materials that they’ve borrowed. There

will be a late afternoon Pokemon Club for teens after 4 PM. For details about the Pokemon

Club, call Shandy at 713-466-4438.

ADULTS

• Conversational ESL - Tuesdays, 12-1 PM at Bear Creek United Methodist Church,

16000 Rippling Water, Houston, TX 77084 (In room Hope 1). Join us at this free class to

practice your English language conversation skills. Learn new words and improve your

English.

• Mystery Book Club - 11 AM, located at Whataburger, 5815 Hwy 6 N., Houston, TX 77084.

All sleuths and amateur Sherlocks heed this call! Join the Mystery Book Club on the third

Thursday of each month to discuss tantalizing mysteries. This month we will discuss

Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evonovich.

• Savvy Stitchers - Thursdays, 2-3 PM at Clay’s Restaurant, 17717 Clay Rd., Houston, TX

77084. Join us at this informal crafting group. Bring your stitching, crochet, knitting or

other fabric project to work on. Share ideas and learn new techniques from others.

CHILDREN

• Pokemon Club - Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 PM at Clay’s Restaurant, located at located at

17717 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084. This program is for school-age children and young

adults. Be sure to bring your Pokemon cards or Nintendo DS if you’d like.

• Preschool & Toddler Storytime - 11:15 AM at Clay’s Restaurant on Thursdays AND at Bear

Creek United Methodist Church on Tuesdays. Clay’s Restaurant is located at

17717 Clay Rd., Houston, TX 77084. Join us for fun, singing, dancing, stories & crafts.

• Infant Time - Tuesdays at 2 PM only at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000

Rippling Water, Houston, TX 77084. Storytime for children 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Songs, finger plays, rhymes and toys.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 281-550-0885 or

log on to www.hcpl.net.

LONE STAR COLLEGE - CY-FAIR LIBRARY

9191 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433 281-290-3210

HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 7 am-10 pm, Friday-Saturday, 8 am-6 pm

and Sunday, 1 pm-6 pm.

• FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - The LSC-CyFair Friends Bookstore accepts gently used books

year-round, offering them to the public for a set donation amount. The store is open six

days a week and staffed by volunteers. Proceeds support library programs. Help support

our community library.

• CyFair Library Branch Blog page at http://hcpl.net/location/cy-fair-college-library, f

or news and events about the library and college and in the community.

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• Facebook at LSC-CyFair Branch Library.

• weekly events & programs email reminder, the Library eUpdate: subscribe

at LoneStar.edu/library/16099.

Note: All programs are subject to change. Please contact the library or visit

the website for up-to-date information.

ADULT EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Book Clubs: Back in Time: Historical Fiction Book Club - 1 PM, LRNC 131

Book Clubs: Books without Borders – 1 PM, LRNC 131 or 7 PM, LRNC 215

Book Clubs: I Love a Mystery Book Club - 12 PM, LRNC 131

Common Thread: Knitting, Crocheting and Needlework Group

Tuesdays: 9-10:30 am, LRNC 116.

Computer Workshops, LRNC 105

Call for info.

eBook/eReader Workshops

eBooks Appointments now available. Make an appointment

at Lonestar.edu/library/15938.

ESL: Talk Time - LoneStar.edu/library/15209

Mondays, 1-2 PM, LRNC 215

Tuesdays, 2:45-3:45 PM, LRC 215

Spanish Conversation Club

Mondays, 1-3 pm, LRNC 131

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM, LRNC 118

ADULT LIBRARY PROGRAMS

See the full schedule of Adult Programs and Activities at

LoneStar.edu/library/cyfair-adults-LoneStar.edu/library/cyfair-adultsservices

or call 281-290-3214/3218.

Note: All programs are subject to change. Please contact the library or visit

the website for up-to-date information.

TEEN EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Book Club: (Registration required)

Screen - Play:

Tweens & Teens only (ages 10 - 18) 5-6 PM: Games, 6 PM: Movie - Teen Room.

See the full schedule of Teen's Programs and Activities at

LoneStar.edu/library/cyfair-children-services.

CHILDREN EVENTS & PROGRAMS

• Mondays: Baby Time (6-24 months) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.

• Tuesdays: Toddler Time (2-3 1/2 years) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.

• Wednesdays: Preschool Time (3-6 years) - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM.

• Thursdays: Spanish Time/Tiempo de cuentos (2-6 years) - 11 am

Baby Pajama Time:

1st Tuesday, 6 PM (up to 24 months)

family Storytime:

2nd Tuesday, 6:30 PM (all ages)

Family Fun Activities, 5 PM:

Thursdays, for children of all ages. Limited to 40 children.

Family Game Night:

Thursdays at 6:30 PM. For children of all ages. Limited to 40 children.

See the full schedule of Children's Programs and Activities at LoneStar.edu/

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HELP HORNE ELEMENTARY!

An easy way to help our school is to turn trash into cash. Horne Elementary participates

in the Box Tops for Education program. Some of the grocery items we use

have Box Tops on them. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents for the school. You would

pick up a dime on street - so cut out the Box Tops and donate to Horne! You can

find the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper®

and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. To donate the Box Tops, simply

bring them to the reception desk at Horne, give them to a family with children who

attend Horne or contact this year’s coordinator, Rufina Bonilla, for pick up. Her email

address is rufinamb@gmail.com and her cell phone number is 713-294-6940. Let’s

collect them all year long and give Horne a big boost to start the new school year!

Cypress Fairbanks’ best kept secret!!

Summer tech camp

Location: Woodard Elementary

17501 Cypress North Houston Cypress, TX

Week 1: June 11-14

Week 2: June 18-21

Hours: 8:00-4:00

Grade Levels: Going into 1st-Going into 6th

Cost per week: $180.00 ($160.00 if paid before May 1st)

Sign up before May 1st

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Registration ends June 4th

To Register: tinyurl.com/techcamp2018

More information:

● You need to know your child's student id number and Google Account

prior to registering

● A lunch break and recess break are scheduled during the day.

● Students are responsible for bringing their own lunch.

● Variety of topics are dependent upon enrollment.

● No Transportation is provided.

● Class Sizes are approximately 15 or less

● Yes you can register for both weeks, because topics/teachers vary

● Possible camp topics: Green Screen Magic, More Stop Motion, Google

Tools, Osmos and Coding, Google Drawings, Storytelling Once Upon a

Time, Augmented Reality,Robotics, more…

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The Cypress Springs High School jazz band.

CFISD VOLUNTEERS HONORED,

RECOGNIZED AT VIPS APPRECIATION EVENT

CFISD honored its numerous school and district volunteers and community

and business partners for their service during the 2017-2018 school year at

the annual Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Appreciation Event on May 2 nd

at the Berry Center, with the ceremony and reception underwritten by PBK.

The following individuals and community and business partners

earned awards:

CFISD Board of Trustees members (from left) Dr. John Ogletree, Don Ryan,

Darcy Mingoia, Debbie Blackshear, Bob Covey and Tom Jackson join Ault

Elementary School students for a cheer routine.

Outstanding Volunteer (Elementary): Carla Soriano,

M. Robinson Elementary School

Outstanding Volunteer (Secondary): Sonia Gutierrez,

Cypress Springs High School

Outstanding Global Volunteer: Cindy Angle, Carlton Center

State Volunteer Award: Cyndi Matteson

Outstanding Mentor (Elementary): Jasmine Hurey,

Moore Elementary School

Outstanding Mentor (Secondary): Vernon Sevier, Cy-Fair High School

Bus Buddies Award: Cornerstone United Methodist Church

Business Partner nonprofit: Greater True Faith Missionary Baptist Church

Business Partner for profit: Auto-Lab of Cypress

Community Engagement nonprofit: Super Six from

Lakewood United Methodist Church (Betty Christian, Doug Hissong,

Bill Huggins, Paula McGuffin,Nancy Schulz and Cheryl Strain) and

Community Engagement for profit: Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital.

Numerous students provided entertainment and performances during the

event. The Cypress Springs High School jazz band performed during the prelude,

the Cy-Fair Air Force JROTC presented the colors and Cypress Creek High

School senior Alexander Bruce sang the National Anthem.

Other performances included the Cypress Falls High School cheerleaders, Anthony

Middle School glee club, Spillane Middle School percussion ensemble,

Emery Elementary School Cinco de Mayo dancers and Francone Elementary

School Hoopers.

Becky Souther (right), CFISD Volunteers in Public Schools

executive board member, presents Cindy Angle with a certificate

after she was named the outstanding global volunteer

at the Volunteers in Public Schools.

Sampson Elementary School first-grade student Coral Khieu

performs Sonatina during the annual Appreciation Event.

Spillane Middle School seventh-grade students Sophia Harrison and Ali Peiffer

and Hamilton Middle School seventh-grader Katelyn Kilgore performed a

dance routine, Sampson Elementary School first-grade student Coral Khieu

performed Sonatina on the piano and Cypress Ranch High School senior Abigail

Ayala sang I Dreamed a Dream.

The Board of Trustees joined Ault Elementary School cheerleaders for a combined

performance to end the ceremony.

“The VIPS Appreciation Event is a wonderful opportunity each year to recognize

our district volunteers and business partners,” said Leslie Francis, CFISD director

of marketing and business relations. “We are so fortunate for the incredible

support from our sponsors, which completely underwrite the event, as well as

our extremely talented students and staff which provide the entertainment.”

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Becky Souther (left), CFISD Volunteers in Public Schools executive

Board member, presents Heath Rushing, Memorial

Hermann Cypress and Katy senior vice president and CEO, with

a certificate after Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital earned

the Community Engagement Award (for profit category).

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9191 Barker Cypress Rd.

REGISTER FOR MINI-MESTER,

SUMMER AND FALL

Registration is now open for Summer

classes starting June 4th. Fall registration

PERSPECTIVE began April 9th. Register at the Barker

Cypress campus located at 9191 Barker Cypress, the LSC-Fairbanks Center

location located at 14955 Northwest Freeway or the new LSC-Cypress Center

located at 19710 Clay Road. Registration is also available online at LoneStar.

edu/registration or call 281-290-3200 or 832-782-5000 or 832-920-5000 for

information. For Weekend College information, call 832-482-1070 or go to

LoneStar.edu/weekend-college.

Truth, goodness and beauty can be experienced in many forms.

This year Covenant Academy students submitted 35 pieces of

art in the ACSI’s Art Festival in Bellville, Texas on April 6th. Congratulations

to all our Patriots for their award winning creations!

Our mission is to partner with parents

to help our students become

discerning, articulate followers of

Christ. On May 9th, freshman Joaquin

Rivera was awarded Patriot

Speech Champion for presenting

a selection from Homer’s “The

Iliad.” Thank you to guest judges

Roosevelt Wilson and Beverly Smith

from Harbor Christian Academy and

our own Jimmie Ryan for helping us

determine our 2018 Champion!

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR DISCOVERY COLLEGE

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

Registration is open for Lone Star College-CyFair’s popular Discovery College for

ages 6-14. Morning sessions begin at 8:30 AM and afternoon sessions begin at 1

PM and are held June 11th-28th and July 9th-12th. Discovery College programs

are focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), performing

arts, physical activity and more, with some sessions designed for teens for

building self-esteem, setting goals and planning for college. Sessions are held

at the Barker Cypress campus. The cost of the week-long sessions is $115 per

class. For registration or information, go to LoneStar.edu/youth-classes-cyfair.

PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR LSC VISITORS,

GUESTS AND LIBRARY PATRONS

Visitors, guests and library patrons may park without a permit in designated

visitor parking areas. However, a daily or yearly permit is now available allowing

for extended parking privileges at Lone Star College System campuses. Vehicles

must be registered with LSCS to get a valid parking permit, to park in LSCS lots

and to avoid receiving a citation. To register, you will need your vehicle’s license

plate number, make, model and color. Go to LoneStar.edu/Parking for complete

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June Recipes & Garden Tips

You could make these on

National Eat Your Vegetables Day June 17 th !

Zucchini Tots

Loaded with zucchini and carrots, these

tots do not even taste healthy! It’s the perfect

way to sneak in veggies, and it’s just so

good!

INGREDIENTS:

2 zucchini, shredded

1 teaspoon salt

2 carrots, peeled and shredded

1/2 cup Panko*

2 large eggs

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Pinch of cajun seasoning

Kosher salt and freshly ground black

pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

leaves

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil

a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.

Place grated zucchini in a colander over

the sink. Add salt and gently toss to combine;

let sit for 10 minutes. Using a clean

dish towel or cheese cloth, drain zucchini

completely, removing as much water as

possible. Transfer zucchini to a large bowl.

Stir in carrots, Panko, eggs, cheeses, basil,

oregano, garlic powder, onion powder

and cajun seasoning; season with salt and

pepper, to taste. Form zucchini into tots

and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

Place into oven and bake until golden

brown and crisp, about 16-18 minutes,

flipping during the last 10 minutes of

cooking time.

Serve immediately, garnished with

parsley, if desired.*

*TO FREEZE: Transfer cooled tater tots

to an airtight container. Freeze up to 1

month. To bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees

F and bake until heated through,

about 15-17 minutes.

This delicious recipe brought to you

https://damndelicious.net/2015/08/08/

zucchini-tots/

Roasted Vegetables

INGREDIENTS:

1 small butternut squash, cubed

2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced

1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed

3 Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed

1 red onion, quartered

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

salt and freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).

In a large bowl, combine the squash, red bell

peppers, sweet potato and Yukon Gold potatoes.

Separate the red onion quarters into

pieces and add them to the mixture.

In a small bowl, stir together thyme, rosemary,

olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss

with vegetables until they are coated. Spread

evenly on a large roasting pan.

Roast for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated

oven, stirring every 10 minutes or until vegetables

are cooked through and browned.

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Pralines

You could make this on

National Pralines Day June 24 th !

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups toasted pecans

1 1/2 cups white sugar

3/8 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. In

large saucepan over medium heat, combine

pecans, sugar, butter, brown sugar, milk and

vanilla. Heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F

(112 to 116 degrees C) or until a small amount

of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft

ball that flattens when removed from the

water and placed on a flat surface. Drop by

spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.

Let cool completely.

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GARDEN TIPS

Lawns

• Apply iron sulfate or chelete to

St. Augustine grass lawns.

• Mow St. Augustine to a 2-inch height now

to protect roots from the sun. Never cut

off more than a third of the leaf.

• Continue treatment of lawns for chinch

bug. As the temperature hits 80 degrees,

chinch bugs begin to reproduce in the

hottest and driest part of the lawn, usually

next to cement. Use diazinon or dursban

granules.

Flowers

• Overwatered hibiscus, purslane and

bougainvillea won’t bloom.

• Keep flowers pinched off of coleus and

caladiums to encourage more of

the beautiful foliage.

• Plants to set: Acalpha, Ageratum, Alter

nathera, Aspidistra, Artemisia, Balsam,

Begonia, Chrysanthemum, Cockscomb,

Coleus, Croton, Dusty Miller, Feverfew,

Gaillardia, Geranium, Marigold, Petunia,

Pinks, Portulaca, Salvia-red, Shrimp Plant,

Torenia, Verbena and Vinca.

Vegetables

• A strong blast of water in the morning rids

plants of most bugs for the rest of the day.

• Vegetables to plant: Cantaloupe, Sweet

Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant sets, Okra,

Black Peas, Pepper Sets, Summer Squash

and Sweet Potato.

Shrubs

• Watch Camellias and Azaleas, they’re

setting their blooms now for next season.

So give them a good mulch and plenty of

water. Mulch well with oak leaves and/or

pine needles to keep soil acidic.

Benefits of Mulching: Mulching (organic

or inorganic) is a layer of material on the

surface of the soil around the plant. Mulches

conserve water by reducing evaporation,

insulates the soil and protects it from the

drying wind and hot sun. Mulches break the

force of rain and irrigation water and tend

to prevent erosion, soil compaction, and

crusting. Lastly, a 2-3 inch layer of mulch

will almost eliminate weed problems.

26 June 2018 | The Colonies Community Newsletter


PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON NOW

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