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During the coronavirus
pandemic, we are:
Screening all patients,
ensuring only those without
COVID-19 symptoms are seen
in the office.
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Getting your annual mammogram is one of the most
important steps you can take for early detection. That’s
why our Breast Care Centers are taking every necessary
precaution during the coronavirus pandemic to keep
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October 2020 | Hearthstone
HAPPY NEW HOMEOWNER!
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Helping People Find Their Way Home
ALL SECTIONS OF HEARTHSTONE
Hearthstone Garden Club email@example.com
President - Christine Kalmbach 832-755-2954
Hearthstone HOA, Inc.
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7; Hearthstone Green,
Sections 1, 2, 3 & 4; Avila Ct. Estates, Hearthstone Meadows.
President: Christine Kalmbach
President-Elect: Shannon Bouffard
1st Vice President: Cat Viola
2nd Vice President: Marci Moreno
3rd Vice Presidents: Carol Boyd, Shaunda Gomez, and Tara Haire
Secretary: Christina Saha
Treasurer: Debbie Mosely
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Office: 281-870-0585 | Mobile: 281-371-4154
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Manager: Katie Ivanics
I am here to assist you with all your HOA questions and concerns. Please
feel free to contact me at any time.
Architectural Control - Virgil Hydes
Community Relations - Terry Gingell
Security - Scooter Cantrell
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Hearthstone Country Club 281-463-2201
Horne Elementary School 281-463-5954
Owens Elementary School 281-463-5915
Labay Middle School 281-463-5800
Truitt Middle School 281-856-1100
Cy-Falls High School 281-856-1000
Water District Spencer Rd PUD 281-469-5740
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Poison Control 800-222-1222
Animal Control 281-999-3191
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Mosquito Control 713-796-6900
Children’s Protective Svs 713-394-4000
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To report gas leaks 713-659-3552
Street Repair 281-463-6300
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MESSAGE TO ALL HEARTHSTONE RESIDENTS FROM
THE HEARTHSTONE COUNTRY CLUB
Incidents of trespassing on the golf course have recently had a dramatic
increase. Accordingly, the club has posted new signs at all areas of access
that address the trespassing issue. No one, whether members or nonmembers
are to be on the club property at any time, day or evening,
unless you are registered with the Pro shop. No walking or jogging, no
dog walking, no bike riding, no fishing. The club has asked the Constables
to assist in the enforcement of this violation. Please be a good neighbor
and respect the club’s property.
GOLF CART OPERATORS IN HEARTHSTONE:
Parents, please remember that all operators of golf carts on both public
streets and at the Hearthstone Country Club must be at least 16 years old
and have a valid TX Operators license. We have recently noticed many
underage operators driving through the community. Underage drivers
subject both themselves and their parents to citation by the Harris
County Constables Office. Should an underage driver cause any damage
to a person or property, most insurance companies will not cover the loss
leaving the parents open to civil litigation. Please parents, if your child is
underage and operating your golf cart, ask them to stop. If our Constable
on patrol continues to observe underage drivers she/he will have no
choice but to stop the driver and call the parents. Let’s take care of this
issue on our own. Thanks!
Hearthstone Board is excited to announce that Hearthstone HOA has
partnered with a technology company NabrNetwork to bring to you
Townsquare, which has been selected as our official, Board-approved
communication tool/website for Hearthstone HOA! Accessible via mobile
phone, tablet and desktop - and completely private. A Townsquare
welcome letter was recently sent out to all homeowners. If you didn’t
receive the letter please follow these steps to sign up.
1. Access townsquare at https://inframarkims.com/what-we-do/
2. Click on townsquare in the right-side menu
3. Confirm your zip code and select “I live in Hearthstone HOA”
4. Select “I am an owner”
5. Enter your unique Account Number
If you don’t have your account number please call 281-870-0585 or email
Katie.Ivanics@Inframark.com to assist. Please note moving forward this will
be the new website and the old Hearthstone website will no longer be used.
HEARTHSTONE YARD OF THE MONTH
We made it through the summer and cooler autumn days are just around
the corner! Fall is beginning to appear, later sunrise and earlier sunset, a
bit of rain and slightly cooler temperatures ushered in September.
The September Yard of the Month, 14606 Trophy Club, managed to pull
through the Houston heat and humidity just beautifully thanks to much
loving care by owners Julie Reifenrath and Denny Perkins. Expertly sculpted
boxwoods make a lovely border for Mexican heather, Mexican petunias,
pentas, cora vincas, lantana, knockout roses, privet, flax, society garlic and
crepe myrtles. This yard has it all and the lawn is heavenly, so stroll by today!
OCTOBER HGC NEWS
Thank you to our members and guests who joined us for our September
meeting and plant swap! Our October meeting will be on Tuesday, October
20 th at Hearthstone Country Club 7315 Ameswood at 6:30 PM and online.
Our October meeting will feature our very own club member Joe Farah
who will be speaking to us on native snakes and amphibians. Houston is
home to many species of critters that we encounter daily on walks, in our
yards or gardens. Learn to identify these different critters and find out if
they are harmless, harmful or possibly beneficial to the great outdoors.
Our speaker Joe Farah grew up in upstate New York in a very rural area.
He spent a lot of time outdoors which is how he developed a love for
reptiles and amphibians. He’s been passionate about the great outdoors
since he was a little toddler. Today, he spends as much time as possible
outside finding and photographing reptiles and amphibians around
Houston and beyond. He works in the oil and gas industry and moved to
Texas in 2016 for his job. He has a wife and three beautiful girls including
his youngest, just two weeks old!
We look forward to hearing all about our local reptiles and amphibians.
Be sure to RSVP to Christine Kalmbach at 832-755-2954 or at
HearthstoneGardenClub@gmail.com. Please be sure to check out our
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/hearthstonegardenclubtx
for our latest news and updates.
Hearthstone Garden Club Fall Happenings and upcoming dates are
as follows: **Bake Off Challenge** bring your best sweet recipes to be
sampled by members and voted on to be in our November Christmas
Charity Auction! Must provide recipe (for potential allergens) and be
individually bagged to share with members, please. Be sure to RSVP to
Christine Kalmbach at 832-755-2954 or at HearthstoneGardenClub@gmail.
com. Please be sure to check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.
com/groups/hearthstonegardenclubtx for our latest news and updates.
10/23 - How to Give Your House an Architectural Facelift to Increase the
Value of Your Home! HGC Member and Interior Designer/Remodeling
Contractor Susan Fruit, ASID, GMR, CAPS, will share her knowledge on up
and coming design trends, landscaping, roof design and more to make
your home exterior look fabulous! The event will be held at Hearthstone
Country Club! Please reserve your spot - refreshments will be served!
11/7 - Hearthstone Garden Club Plant Sale - must be pre-ordered and
paid for in advance! For only $20 per flat we will have an amazing array
of Fall flowers to choose from including but not limited to: Alyssum,
Calendula, Dianthus, Dusty Miller, Kale, Marigold, Pansy, Petunia, Stock
Vintage and Viola!
11/10 - Hearthstone Garden Club General Meeting - Bulb, Bulb and More
Bulbs! Learn about planting bulbs, the best time of year and which bulbs
are best for Houston!
11/21 - Hearthstone Garden Club ‘Holiday “Mask”uerade’ Dinner,
Auction and Entertainment! Individual Tickets are $65 and Remote
Grab & Go Dinner Option for $25 per person! Go here for more details:
12/8 - Annual Hearthstone Garden Club Holiday Party at the home
of Christine Kalmbach, RSVP to Christine at 832-755-2954 or email
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DO’S AND DON’TS OF DEED RESTRICTIONS
Deed restrictions or often called “restrictive covenants” (especially in
the context of homeowners associations) are restrictions contained in
incorporating documents that limit how a property can be used or what
can be built on it. Subdivision developers create these restrictions in
order to keep size, quality and nature of housing consistent in an effort to
maintain market value of the subdivision.
For the most part, Hearthstone residents abide by our deed restrictions.
Yards are kept clean and neat. Home exteriors are washed and unsightly
mold is removed. Our neighbors file the required ACC forms when making
changes to their home exteriors or adding a room or other structure.
Trailers are not parked in driveways or on the street for extended periods
of time and commercial vehicles are kept in garages.
However, there are always a few who, from time to time forget or are not
well informed about to do’s and don’ts of our deed restrictions. We need
your help. We need everyone to follow the deed restrictions. If you aren’t
familiar with them, they can be found in the documents section of our
website. If you’re not sure, call the management company. Our management
company inspects the community once a month checking for violations.
There are times when they will miss something. If you have a neighbor
who is a continuing violator, call the management company. If you want
to remain anonymous call Katie Ivanics directly and let her know. Moving
forward, the Board has instructed the management company to continue
to inspect closely for violations and follow up with notices allowed by law.
1) The first notice is a courtesy letter.
2) If the violation is not cured within 30 days a second letter is sent.
3) If the violation continues another 30 days it is referred to our attorney
and a third letter is sent. The attorney letter results in a $302.50 charge to
the homeowners account.
4) Continuing violations and/or non-payment of a homeowners account
can lead to a notice of foreclosure.
For the good of all of our homeowners in Hearthstone, let’s keep our
community clean and neat. Thanks to all of you who already abide by
the rules and thanks in advance to those few who will strive to do better!
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Please be mindful of the Harris County Leash Law and be certain that
your pets are on a leash when not confined to your home or backyard.
STOP THAT BARKING
Many dogs left alone all day get lonely, bored and restless. Many find
relief in barking. Some respond noisily to any and all activity. But, nothing
is as annoying as incessant barking - even for dog lovers. If your dog is a
yapper or a yowler, please consider some of these bark-abatement ideas
to keep the noise down in your area. Your neighbors will thank you!
• Training. Always the first recommendation for any behavioral problem!
Help is as close as the Yellow Pages. Training not only helps your dog,
you’ll be surprised how much it helps you, too. You may get some insight
into why your dog barks so much or what it is trying to communicate.
• Citronella collars. A humane alternative to the electric-shock, anti-barking
collar and costs about the same. Available on the web and in pet stores.
• Confinement. Sometimes simply bringing an outspoken dog indoors
or confining it to a crate can cut down on the disturbance to neighbors.
• For inside dogs, reduce stimulus. Close drapes to help muffle street
noise or leave a radio on to mask it.
• Companionship. Dogs are pack animals; they need companionship
- a cat, bird or another dog. Consider a mid-day visit from a pet-sitting
service or drop your pooch off at a friend’s place or a day-care facility
once or twice a week.
Keep in mind that dogs who bark from loneliness or boredom, may not
do it when you are home. Meanwhile, your neighbors may be getting
serenaded while you are away.
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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR
HARRIS COUNTY CONSTABLE
The Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 5 is now offering a class
on Rape Aggression Defense (RAD). RAD is one of the best women’s selfdefense
courses available. It’s a program based on realistic self-defense
tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive self-defense course for
women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and
avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defensive
training. If you’re interested in more information and signing up, go to
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Make sure if you or your family goes on vacation to put in a “Vacation
Watch” with our department. That way you’ll know your house is being
watched by our patrol deputies. You can fill out a vacation watch form
Or you can call our dispatch at 281-463-6666.
The Hearthstone HOA coordinates maintenance of all the streetlights
throughout the community. This includes the “cobra head” lights like
you see along many streets and highways, as well as the decorative light
poles along Huffmeister and in some of the neighborhoods.
Cobra head streetlights need to be reported to CenterPoint, using the pole
number, which is the “address” for the light. It is a six digit number facing
the street. You can report streetlights that are not working or staying on
during the day at http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage (Google
streetlight outage) or give us the pole number and we will do it for you.
Outages or problems with decorative streetlights should be reported to
Inframark at 281-870-0585. Please note the exact intersection or closest
address. The association has a contractor doing a monthly nighttime
inspection for lights that are out, but if you see a problem, please report
it, so we can achieve our goal to keep all the lights on all the time.
Trash days are Tuesdays and Fridays with recycling pickup on Fridays. If
you have questions, call 281-368-8397.
Board Meetings are now bi-monthly, usually on the 3 rd Wednesday at 6
PM. Hearthstone Country Club.
LOST & FOUND PETS IN HEARTHSTONE
Folks in Hearthstone are very helpful in getting lost pets reunited with
their owners, but all dog owners should ensure that there is a tag on each
dog with their name, address and phone number. Local pet stores have
machines that make tags like this while you wait. At least that would help
found dogs get back home quicker and with less trauma.
HEARTHSTONE HOA EMAIL ALERTS
Just register at the site using “Join our Mailing Lists” on the opening page.
You will be automatically added to the email group. This group will be
used to quickly but sparingly, get information out to members between
newsletters. If you would like these messages sent to more than one
email address, just register again with each address you want included
in the group. The addresses will not be sold, distributed or used for any
purpose other than association business. Your address will not even
be shared among group members. Messages sent to the group will be
limited to those authorized by the HOA Board of Directors. If you have
already joined the email group, you do not need to do so again.
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HEARTHSTONE EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS
When making any changes to the exterior of your home, please keep
in mind that you must first submit an application and receive written
approval. An application can be obtained by sending a request to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The call center main number is 281-870-
0585. The hours are 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Thursday and 7 AM
to 5 PM on Fridays.
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SAFETY TIPS - AVOID BEING A VICTIM
1. Call the constable’s office anytime you see a suspicious person and do
not let race, age or gender influence you calling (a suspicious person is
anyone you do not recognize on your street).
2. Call the constable’s office when you see a suspicious vehicle (any
vehicle parked in front of your neighbor’s home or driving around your
street that you don’t recognize).
3. Always keep all your doors and windows locked even when you are at
4. Always keep your overhead garage door in the down position.
5. Remember neighbors looking out for neighbors are how the police
catch the bad guys.
6. Make sure to do a vacation watch whenever you go out of town.
7. If someone comes to your door, always go to the door and acknowledge
that you are there and remember to never open the door for anyone that
you do not know. The bad guys in almost all cases do not want you to be
home. Then always call the constable’s office so that we can check them
out. When they leave your house, they are going to your neighbors.
8. If you have children that stay at home alone, no matter what their age,
they need to go to the door and have a preplanned story for whoever is
there (my dad is working on the computer, he says to come back later).
Then have them call the constable’s office.
9. Never do business with people you don not know and trust. Never
open the door for solicitors. If no one in the neighborhood buys anything
from them, the companies that they work for will quit sending them into
10. Always lock your vehicles and never leave anything of value in plain
sight (covering up an item with a jacket doesn’t count).
Our dispatch number is 281-463-6666 (please put this number in your
cell phone as 911 constable or A constable so that it is one of the first
Officer Roy Guinn
Community Relations and Crime Prevention
Harris County Constables Office Pct. 5
HEARTHSTONE MOM’S CO-OP
If you’ve ever considered joining a mom’s group, look no further! Located
right here in Hearthstone, our group is designed to celebrate our kids
and of course... ourselves!
Each year we host several events for the moms, kids and families to get to
know our neighborhood pals. Events include a Spring Festival, Summer
Splash Bash, Back to School Talent Show, Fall Festival & Hot Momma Chili
Cook-off, Bad Mom’s Christmas Dinner & Ornament Exchange, Holiday
Market and Santa Visits.
Dues are $30 for the year and cover the cost of all planned events for the
kids. Contact Nicole Allen at 610-248-4745 or email hearthstonemoms@
gmail.com for more information. Please also check out our website at
October 2020 | Hearthstone
CYPRESS FALLS BAND FUNDRAISER
The Cypress Falls Golden Eagle Marching Band lined our
neighborhood with nearly 700 US flags recently through their Flags
with Pride fundraiser. For an annual fee of $40, band volunteers
will deliver a 3’x5’ flag on a 10’ pole and place it in front of your
home on six patriotic holidays throughout the year: Presidents
Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriots Day
(9/11) and Veterans Day. The band is now taking orders for 2021
flag service and is running a special promotion: new customers
that sign up by November 5 th will get a flag for Veterans Day 2020
included for free! Homes must be in the Cypress Falls High School
attendance zone. Visit https://www.cypressfallsband.org/flagswith-pride/
for more information and to order online or download
a mail-in form to pay by check/money
order. This fundraiser helps the band
pay for supplies, performances and
competitions. Many other band
fundraisers have been delayed or
postponed due to the pandemic so
this program has become even more
important for them. Help the band line
our streets with flags!
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.
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.
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In or Around The Community
CONCORD BRIDGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020, 8 AM TO 2 PM
West Little York between Eldridge and Hwy 6.
WESTGATE FALL GARAGE SALE - OCTOBER 3, 2020
Located off of Barker Cypress between Longenbaugh and FM529.
COPPERFIELD EASTON COMMONS FALL GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 RD , 7 AM-3 PM
Located in Copperfield between Longenbaugh and West Rd.
COPPERFIELD SOUTHDOWN VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE
OCTOBER 10 TH
Located in Copperfield off of Longenbaugh near Hwy. 6.
COPPER VILLAGE FALL GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 TH FROM 7 AM TO 12 NOON
West Road - between Hwy 6 & Queenston
ABERDEEN GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD WIDE GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 TH
Aberdeen Green is located on Telge Road at West Road,
south of Hwy. 290.
BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 TH
Located off of N Hwy 6 between West Little York and Kieth Harrow Blvd.
Lots of bargains!
COPPERFIELD MIDDLEGATE GARAGE SALE
OCTOBER 17 TH , 7 AM - 3 PM
Rain date is scheduled for the following Saturday. Located in Copperfield
between Longenbaugh and West Rd.
THE STAR OF DESTINY (KATY) CHAPTER GARAGE SALE
Star of Destiny (Katy) Chapter, National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution will hold our annual fundraising garage sale on
Saturday, October 24, 2020. The sale will be held from 8 AM to 12 PM at
Estates of Chesterfield Swim and Tennis Club, 1707 Briarchester Dr., Katy,
Tx. 77450. There will be household items, fine china, furniture, toys, books
and much more! The items are reasonably priced and this sale is our main
source of funds for patriotic activities with troops, schools, libraries and
military families. The Star of Destiny Chapter is an organization with over
100 members so there will be plenty of items from which to choose.
Please come and check out all the treasures! Due to Texas rules on social
distancing, masks will be required and we limit the number of people in
the clubhouse at the same time.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 200
15 TH ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
330 Legion Road, Wallis, TX
October 24, 2020: 9 AM-4 PM
October 25, 2020: 10 AM-4 PM
Hamburgers & Chopped BBQ on Bun
Desserts & Drinks
$1 Admission for Hourly Door Prizes
For more information call 281-743-3678
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VENDOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Are you crafty? Are you a distributor for a specialty item? Saint Aidan’s
Episcopal Church has opened vendor registration for our 7 th Annual Fall
Festival and Holiday Market! The market and festival will be held Sunday,
October 25, 2020 from 10 AM-4 PM. We will have both indoor and outdoor
booths. Saint Aidan’s is located in Cypress at 13131 Fry Road – just south of
Hwy 290. Our festival features Market Booths, Children’s Area, Petting Zoo,
Pony Rides, Food Vendors, Silent Auction, Music, Cake Walk and a Trunk
N Treat. For more information and to register online, visit our website at
http://aidanschurch.org and click on the Fall Festival icon or if you prefer
to mail in your registration, you can obtain a Booth Reservation form by
contacting us at 281-373-3203 or email email@example.com. Saint
Aidan’s Episcopal Church is located at 13131 Fry Road, Cypress Texas 77433.
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designed to give local charities the opportunity to generate contributions
through the Houston Open. 100% of your donation goes directly to the
charity of your choice. The Houston Open will also award the top three
donation-collecting charities and one randomly drawn charity with an
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How can I participate in Birdies for Charity®? There are two ways to donate
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The minimum birdie pledge is $.01 and the maximum pledge is $1. The
last day to submit a pledge is Sunday, November 8, 2020. Last year, 1,244
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Tim Hawkins has established himself as one of the most in-demand
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revolution of multi-generational proportions. Now Tim brings his hilarity
and Christian comedy to Good Shepherd Classic Adults…. virtually…. on
Monday, October 5 th !!!!
Tim’s comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down
on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become
routine. The only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that
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perils of marriage, homeschooling and growing up in the Midwest may
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Government Can.” Still, Tim is no rock star: “It’s not like I have a choice.
Comedy is my only life skill!”
Please register at www.goodchurch.org under registrations, on or before
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50 years young and better to gather with us for Christian fellowship,
entertainment, adventure and light-hearted and inspirational programs.
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COPPER CREEK MEADOWS COMMUNITY
Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5 (must be in Kindergarten) through
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following elementary schools (as well as the corresponding middle and
high schools): Birkes, Fiest, Hairgrove, Horne, Kirk, Lee, Lieder, Lowery,
Metcalf, Owens, Tipps, Wilson, Epiphany Lutheran Church and Harmony
School of Excellence. Home schooled and private school students are
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SOME KIDS AVOID OBSTACLES. SCOUTS OVERCOME THEM. Scouts BSA is a
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For 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found
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and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made,
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units (boys and girls from 14 to 21). Our Units typically meet weekly.
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 838
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We learn about responsibility through fund-raising activities that have
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CUB SCOUT PACK 2
We are an active year round pack for Kindergarten-5 th grade that focuses
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camping, fishing, pinewood derby, hiking and much more! During the
school year we meet on the 3 rd Monday of each month at 7 PM at Birkes
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out what exciting activities we have planned for summer! Ame Lane-281-
BOY SCOUT TROOP 61
Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop
61 at 7 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks
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what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the Scouts and
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BOY SCOUT TROOP 3
Boys, are you yearning for exciting outdoor programs that stir your
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backpacking and off-road biking? Do you want to learn wilderness survival,
cooking, first aid, orienteering and shooting skills? Scouting is Fun… with a
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as a weeklong summer camp. We welcome all young men, 11-18 years old
to visit Boy Scout Troop 3 at 7 PM Monday nights at Richard & Meg Weekley
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PACK 4 CUB SCOUTS
Come Join Pack 4 Cub Scouts at Lieder Elementary for the first 3 Tuesdays
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HOMESCHOOL PACK 164
Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect,
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by Paige Davis, a survivor’s blog
For many breast cancer survivors, including
myself, the pink frenzy of October can be a
confusing time. On the one hand, as a survivor, I
appreciate this raised awareness and am grateful
for the role it has played in my own healing
journey. The opportunities to get involved and
show support are plentiful. Fashion, beauty,
food and design invite us to purchase pink in
the name of breast cancer awareness, but that
also makes it confusing.
For the most part, I’m past my cancer bubble. I
don’t think about it every day. And yet, I can’t
deny some old habits from that time still kick in.
Every now and then, I’ll wake up on a Thursday
thinking it’s chemo day. Occasionally, I’ll step out
of the shower and see the scars on my body and
just stare in wonder: How did this happen? And
while it happens much less, I admittedly still get
hit with overwhelming moments of emotion
that wash over me at the most unpredictable
1. Be mindful of your body: Early detection is key in any disease, especially breast cancer.
This is an ideal time to schedule a mammogram for yourself or remind a loved one. You can
also commit to performing monthly self-exams, which is how I found my cancer. Treat your
body with personal mindfulness and attention.
2. Connect with loved ones. Most likely, we all know someone who is going through
or has been through some type of cancer, breast or otherwise. Reach out to that person
and let them know you’re thinking of them. It’s the random texts, calls and social media
messages that mean the world to anyone who has been touched by cancer. If you are more
of a “doer,” offer something more tangible: arrange for a cleaning service; organize meals;
offer rides to appointments; gift cozy items for chemo days; and sending fresh flowers.
My cousins came together and arranged to have weekly flowers delivered throughout my
treatment - that was amazing.
3. Show your support mindfully. There is no question that the big foundations can play
a pivotal role when it comes to cancer research and finding a cure. Consider embracing
causes that support overall women’s health and helping the diseases that don’t receive the
level of awareness and support that breast cancer does.
4. Donate with intention. I’ve also been on the other side of watching loved ones go
through cancer, so I understand the helplessness. I get the desire to take action and do
something - anything. If dyeing your hair pink or buying a designer handbag makes you
feel like you’re helping, then by all means do it. But do the research and understand where
the funds are going and make sure that resonates with you.
5. Practice a “loving kindness meditation.” I’m a big believer that when we meditate,
we are helping to raise the positive vibration of ourselves and those around us. One of
the best tools to do this is to practice a loving kindness meditation. Picture someone you
know who is going through cancer. If you don’t know anyone, imagine someone who is
experiencing any type of struggle. Picture them as you breathe into your heart center and
silently repeat the phrases:
May your body be at ease. May your heart be open. May your mind be boundless. May
you be awakened and free. Repeat these phrases for yourself and then for all beings in the
world. This practice has played a pivotal role in my own journey, as I continue to reconcile
the many gifts, insights and lessons learned from my life both before and after cancer.
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10 Ideas for
While Halloween might look different this year, that doesn’t
mean it should be boring. Who would have thought social
distancing recommendations that first came about in March
would still be in effect in October? However, given the
ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you’ll have to take some
precautions to make sure your Halloween is safe. But, just
because you’ll need to put some more thought into this
year’s spooky celebrations, doesn’t mean they need to be
any less fun. Here you’ll find our favorite (safe) ideas for
your quarantine Halloween. From a movie night to outdoor
outings, it’s time to get planning.
Watch a Spooky Movie: There’s certainly no shortage of
Halloween movies. From family friendly classics (Hocus
Pocus, Casper) to horror flicks (Halloween, Silence of the
Lambs), there’s something in the Halloween œuvre for
everyone. Swap your popcorn for candy corn and let the
movie marathon begin.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Already a great autumnal outdoor
activity, many pumpkin patches, apple orchards and farms
are implementing social distancing protocols for their visitors.
Make sure to grab some apple cider while you’re there.
Carve Jack-O’-Lanterns: Once you’re done
picking the pumpkins, it’s obviously time to
carve. Whether you’re aiming for a classic
jack-o’-lantern face or a more original design,
pumpkin carving is the perfect activity to do
outdoors, distanced from friends or with kids
Decorate Your House: Choose either a cute or
spooky aesthetic and then fashion your digs
appropriately. Grab a scarecrow, decorative
gourds and maybe even some hay to elevate
Take a Drive or Hike: In many areas, October also brings stunning fall foliage. A
perfect way to embrace the season is to drive and observe the changing leaves. Better
yet, get outside and fully immerse yourself in autumn with a nature hike.
Bake Some Sweet Treats: Who says Halloween is all about the candy? This is the
perfect time to get creative with your baking. Decorate some spooky cookies or build
a (haunted) gingerbread house. You’ll have both an activity and a yummy dessert.
Host a Zoom Halloween Party: If you can’t physically attend a Halloween party this
year, don’t forgo celebrating. Get a group of friends together and plan a time for you
all to dress up, catch up and enjoy. Costumes mandatory (at least from the waist up).
Stir Up a Spooky Cocktail: Fetch the dry ice and grab the tequila-time to make some
on-theme drinks. And for the little ones? A Halloween mocktail is sure to excite.
Craft a Halloween Playlist: There are more Halloween-themed tunes than you’d
expect. There’s the age-old classic “The Monster Mash,” along with more modern
interpretations like “Heads Will Roll” and “She Wolf.” So, build a playlist curated to your
tastes and let the costumed dance party begin.
Decorate Themed Face Masks: There is perhaps no more “2020” Halloween activity
than decorating a face mask. Whether you’re doing it for yourself or with your kids,
make your mask match your costume or have it be a costume in itself. Some ideas
include animal faces, creepy grins or a pumpkin pattern, but feel free to get creative.
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How to Carve A Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips
on carving the best pumpkin, as well as how to pick a good pumpkin for
HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING
Look for one that is a little misshapen. Inspect it for soft spots (especially the end
opposite the stem). Reject a pumpkin that has soft spots, they will cause it to
deteriorate quickly. Remember, your pumpkin doesn’t have to sit on its base, in fact,
that’s often its weakest spot.
Let the pumpkin guide the shape of the face: An elongated pumpkin should have an
elongated face. A fat and happy pumpkin should have a fat and happy face.
HOLLOW OR WHOLE?
There are two reasons for hollowing: (1) If the inside is going to be exposed (through
the mouth, etc.), it looks better if it is hollowed neatly. (2) If you plan to light the
pumpkin from the inside, it must be hollow. You can hollow it out from a hole
in the back instead of the top, so that the look of the face isn’t affected. If you’re
illuminating with a candle, you need to hollow from the top to allow the heat and
smoke to escape.
Use a water-based marker to outline the face that you want to carve. First, draw a
line down the center to establish symmetry. Then sketch the nose, the approximate
center of the face. Once you’re satisfied with the details, trace over the lines using a
permanent marker. For carving, basic kitchen implements, such as a paring knife or a
steak knife with a standard - not serrated - blade that’s not going to bend, work well.
You can also use a standard jigsaw blade. Otherwise, improvise: Use a melon-ball
cutter to make circles, for example.
MAKE A FACE
To achieve a three-dimensional appearance, carve the entire pumpkin. Exaggerate
the features. (If you aren’t sure what teeth really look like or how the gum line works,
smile and look in the mirror.) If the pumpkin is frowning, carve wrinkles under the
mouth. To add character, carve a lot of “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes. Consider
using the stem as the nose and inserts such as radishes for the eyes or cut eyeballs
from the back of the pumpkin and hold them in place with toothpicks.
CARVE WITH CARE
Use two hands at all times: one to control the blade and the other to control the
pressure with which you cut (and thus the depth). Take care not to jab the blade
into the pumpkin; you don’t want to cut all the way through the rind - except to
determine its depth. The thickness of the rind will vary, not only from pumpkin
to pumpkin, but also within one pumpkin. To determine your pumpkin’s average
depth, cut a core sample where you want an eye or a nostril to be. Keep that piece
nearby as a reminder of how deep you can safely cut.
ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS
Pumpkins, which are actually a fruit, not a vegetable, are 90 percent water, so after
carving they usually last only three days to a week. A jack-o’-lantern with a surface
carving will last longer than one that is cut all the way through. Putting a candle
or other light inside will shorten its life span, as the heat that results can “cook” the
pumpkin and reduce its longevity to a matter of hours. For a bright, shiny finish,
spray Armor All on the pumpkin and rub it in. Paint will not preserve a pumpkin.
However, if you decide to paint your pumpkin for decoration, use a water-based
latex paint and wait at least an hour after carving so that the cuts you have made in
the pumpkin have a chance to dry.
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Celebrate Halloween Safely
YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR TRICKS AND TREATS—
WITH A TWIST.
By Lisa Milbrand
At this point, we’ve mastered the Zoom party, the socially distanced backyard soiree, and the safest
way to host family and friends. Now we get to put our newfound safe socializing skills to the test
with the first big event of the fall/winter holiday season: Halloween. With Halloween falling on
a Saturday this year and several challenging months behind us (and likely more to come), it’s
only natural that people want to celebrate, big time. But many of the traditional things to do on
Halloween—parties, parades, haunted houses, and crowds of kids trick-or-treating—may feel a
little questionable during a pandemic. But don’t cancel your Halloween costume order or forget
your ideas for easy Halloween costumes just yet. With a little creativity, you can still have a spooky
time without putting your health or the health of others at risk. Read on for our smart ideas for a
safe Halloween 2020 during coronavirus.
1 - Tweak your trick-or-treat routine
Trick-or-treating may still be in the cards, as long as the COVID-19 numbers near you are relatively
low. “Just like we check the weather on Halloween to see what precautions and extra gear might be
needed, knowing the current state of COVID-19 in your community will be important in determining
if it is safe or not,” says Michelle Barron, MD, medical director for infection prevention and control at
UCHealth in Aurora, Colo. “Follow the current rules and guidance being given at the state
and local level, and do a risk/benefit analysis based on the health of the individuals
trick-or-treating and those who live in the household and decide if the risk of getting
potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 is worth the bag of treats.” If you can’t
trick or treat the traditional way due to the pandemic, look for ways to manage it creatively. You
can buy your kiddo’s favorite candy and let her trick-or-treat door to door within your house, or
have her walk through the neighborhood so she can show off her costume, then come home to a
special treat or toy.
2 - Find a safe way to give out treats
Dr. Barron recommends individually wrapping up treats and putting them out in your yard or on
your stoop so there’s space between the bags for people to easily pick them up. You can put them
on a blanket on the lawn or a table on your driveway or porch. And if you’re game to go through a
lot of hand sanitizer and wear a mask, you could still hand out the treats yourself. “If you are going
to hand out candy, I would recommend having a small bottle of hand sanitizer and using it before
handing out the treats,” Dr. Barron says. “This is probably a better approach than having a bowl that
many hands can reach into at one time.”
3 - Work a (real) mask into your costume
This is the year to break out your ninja costume—or slip a second safety mask under your
Michael Myers or ghost masks: whatever you have to do to make a Halloween costume with a
mask. Doubling up the masks is safe, Dr. Barron says, but comfort is also key. “If you are wearing
another mask under a rubber mask, you want to make sure that it doesn’t get too hot and that the
person wearing it can easily breathe,” she says. Sadly, your Halloween mask probably isn’t up to par
as a safety device. “Most Halloween masks are not designed to contain droplets,” Dr. Barron says.
4 - Keep the party outdoors
As with most entertaining these days, outdoors (and small) is best if you want to throw a Halloween
party. “Masking and social distancing are still important,” Dr. Barron says. “Food and drinks should be
prepackaged or in single servings and hand sanitizers should be readily accessible. Setting up chairs and
tables so that everyone can be social but still maintain space between each other should be considered.”
5 - Research events before you go
If you’re a big fan of picking pumpkins, hay mazes, costume parades, and haunted houses, you may
still be able to take part. But do your research beforehand to see how they’re planning to make it
safer (such as limiting participants or requiring masks), to see if you’re comfortable with their plans.
And as with everything else, outdoors is better. “Outdoor activities like pumpkin picking and corn
mazes are great things to do and are probably lower risk than other types of indoor activities as long
as masks are used and social distancing is adhered to,” Dr. Barron says.
6 Get creative with your celebrations
There are plenty of ways to get your Halloween on, so think outside the box. Set up a movie
projector and screen and host a marathon of your favorite Halloween movies on Netflix in your
backyard for a few friends, or host a Zoom dance party where your friends can gather and learn the
“Thriller” choreography or do the “Time Warp” all together. “Let creativity reign!” Dr. Barron advises.
“I never thought I would have fun at Zoom Dance party, but I did this for a friend's birthday and it
was pretty great.” You never know what might become a new Halloween tradition.
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You could make this on National Pasta Day October 17th!
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in
the flour, add the slightly beaten egg and mix. Mixture should
form a stiff dough. If needed, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons water.
On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for about 3 to 4 minutes.
With a pasta machine or by hand, roll dough out to desired
thinness. Use machine or knife to cut into strips of desired width.
You could bake this on National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day October 21st!
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese,
sugar and vanilla. With an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until
smooth. Blend in eggs. Reserve 1 cup of cream cheese mixture and set
aside. Pour remaining mixture into pie crust.
Into the reserved cream cheese mixture, stir pumpkin puree, cinnamon,
cloves and nutmeg. Pour over the top of the plain filling in the crust. Bake
in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center of pie is almost
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