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(about one mile south of Hwy. 290 in the

HSE Medical Parking Lot)

SCHOOLS

Robison Elementary School 281-213-1700

Goodson Middle School 281-3732350

Cy-Woods High School 281-213-1800

www.cfisd.net

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Children’s Protective Svs 713-394-4000

Harris Co. Public Health & Envir 713-439-6000

U. S. Post Office 800-275-8777

AT&T

CYPRESS NORTH IMPORTANT NUMBERS

www.att.com

AT&T Repair Center 800-246-8464

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

En-Touch Systems 281-225-1000

Reliant Energy (Repair) 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-659-2111

Street Light Repair (give pole #) 713-207-2222

www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

Street Repair 281-463-6300

SECURITY

For a Real Emergency Dial 911

Harris County Sheriff’s Department

Non-Emergency 713-221-6000

Constable (24-Hr Emergency) 281-376-3472

TRASH/WATER

Best Trash 281-313-2378

Cypress Hill MUD #1 (24-hr. Emergency) 281-374-8989

www.cypresshillmud1.com/contact/index

HELPFUL WEBSITES

DPS Sex Offenders website

City of Houston Main Page

Transtar Traffic Main Page

Harris County Appraisal District

CYPRESS RIDGE

TRASH COLLECTION

Recycling - every Monday

Trash collection -

Mondays and Thursdays.

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www.houstontx.gov

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AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United

States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease and other

health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 11 Americans have diabetes

- that’s more than 29 million people. And another 86 million adults in the

United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower

their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes. These changes

include: eating healthy, increasing physical activity and losing weight.

How can American Diabetes Month make a difference?

We can use this month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and

encourage people to make healthy changes. Here are just a few ideas:

Encourage people to make small changes, like taking the stairs instead

of the elevator, talk to people in your community about getting regular

checkups.

They can get their blood pressure and cholesterol checked and ask the

doctor about their diabetes risk or ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in

their communities by speaking about the importance of healthy eating

and physical activity.

How can I help spread the word?

Add information about preventing type 2 diabetes to your newsletter,

tweet about American Diabetes Month, host a community event

where families can be active while learning about local health

resources, add a Web badge to your website or join the American

Diabetes Association in celebrating American Diabetes Month.

6 GIFTS THAT KEEP ON

GIVING BUT COST US LITTLE

by Carl Phillips

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” - Jim

Rohn

Whatever the time of year, here are some ideas for gifts we can give that

have the potential to improve the lives of those around. Gifts that keep

on giving.

1) Giving the Gift of Our Full Attention. Give the gift of your full attention

to others around you and allow them the stage they deserve.

2) Giving the Gift of Kindness. There are many ways we can offer the gift

of our kindness. Not expecting anything in return except maybe the

warm feeling we get from knowing we are doing something good for

someone else.

3) Giving the Gift of Our Time. We can do this by taking our commitments

seriously. By booking in time with friends and keeping that time free for

those friends. By making time to stop and shoot the breeze for a while

with a neighbor. By taking time out to spend disconnected from the

online world to spend undistracted with a loved one.

4) Giving the Gift of Judging Less. We’re all human and sometimes we

make mistakes in life. In such times it can help us all if we can talk to

someone that will just listen without making judgements. Good friends

will do this but we can also extend this gift to others. Judge less and

remember, none of us are perfect.

5) Giving the Gift of a Heartfelt Compliment. Closely aligned with 1 and

2 on this list, this is also worthy of its own spot. A well timed and earnest

compliment can have an immediate and positive impact on the recipient.

It shows we have noticed something in others.

6) Giving the Gift of Gratitude. Letting others know how grateful we are

for them being in our lives can mean a lot. Expressing how we appreciate

all they do for us. How they inspire us or have been there for us in

challenging times. Let others know you are grateful for them just the way

they are.

Courtesy of: www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-phillips/6-gifts-that-keepon-givi_b_13624106.html

PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR WINTER

Preparing your home for winter can save you time and money. A little

preparation time in October or November can save you from the heartache

of these winter disasters.

GUTTERS - Remove leaves and other debris from gutters, so they move

and properly drain. Improper drainage can cause seepage into the house

causing water to drip from the ceiling and walls.

TREES - It is important to trim the trees especially over the roof area,

driveway and walkways. Ice and wind could cause weak or dead branches

to break. This could damage your home, your car or injure someone.

INSULATION/PIPES - How’s your insulation? Proper insulation saves

in your utility bills and also helps protect pipes from freezing. Wrap all

exposed pipes. Check for cracks and leaks and have them repaired to

prevent more costly repairs later. Learn how to shut off the water. If your

pipes do freeze, shutting off the water may help prevent the pipes from

bursting. Keep the temperature inside the house at least 65 degrees. A

lower temperature may not keep the pipes from freezing.

HEATING SYSTEM - It is important to service your heating system at least

once a year. If you have a wood burning fireplace, the chimney should

also be serviced once a year. Smoke and fire alarms should be working

properly and you might consider installing a carbon dioxide detector.

IF YOU ARE AWAY FROM HOME - If you are going to be gone for an

extended period of time during very cold weather, drain the pipes to

prevent freezing. Also have someone check on your home regularly. If

there is a problem, it can be fixed quickly, possibly preventing further

damage. Remember to have mail and newspaper delivery held and

notify the constables that you will be gone. Go to www.constablepct4.

com to put a vacation watch on your home.

MOMS CLUB OF CYPRESS-N

Got kids and are a stay at home mom? Be a part of playgroups, daily kid

activities, family outings and more! Join MOMS Club Cypress-N! Meeting

every 2 nd Thursday at Cypress Mill Activity Center at 10 AM. Email

mccypressn@yahoo.com for more information.

STREET LIGHT OUTAGE

Please report any street light outage to Centerpoint. Repairs can take up

to 3 weeks to be repaired, but the most recent request we made took only

2 days! It is imperative that residents participate in reporting outages,

as there is no formal nighttime inspection done by management or

Centerpoint. It’s simple, just go to www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

and fill in the required information. You’ll need the 6 digit number located

at the base of the light pole and an approximate address/location of the

outage. You may also report it by dialing 713-207-2222.

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

There are currently no teenage job seekers available. Have your teen

send in their information to be added.

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CRAFT SHOWS

SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET

Faith West Academy (2225 Porter Rd) is holding its Second Annual Holiday

Market on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10 AM-4 PM. Come out and spend

some time supporting local artists and vendors while getting a head start

on holiday shopping! Please contact FaithWestFineArtsNetwork@gmail.

com for more information.

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HOUSTON OPEN BIRDIES FOR CHARITY®

What is Birdies for Charity®? Birdies for Charity® is a fundraising program

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

additional bonus. In 2019, the Houston Open distributed $615,000 to

local nonprofits.

How can I participate in Birdies for Charity®? There are two ways to donate

to the Birdies for Charity program:

1. Make a pledge of one cent or more for every “Birdie” made by the PGA

Tour Pros during the Houston Open. If 1,500 birdies are made during the

2020 event, here are the totals for some typical pledge amounts:

• 1 cent pledge = $15 total pledge

• 3 cent pledge = $45 total pledge

• 10 cent pledge = $150 total pledge

• $1 pledge = $1,500 total pledge

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

birdies were made at the Houston Open. FYI we are playing at a new

course this year.

2. Make a flat donation not tied to birdies. For flat donations, the minimum is

$20. To donate, please visit our Charity page at www.houstonopengolf.com.

Grand Prize: You are eligible to enter our “Guess the Birdie” contest when

you donate or make a pledge to one of our local charities. Guess the total

number of birdies that will be made by PGA Tour Pros during the Houston

Open, Nov. 2-8, 2020. One grand prize will be given to the person who

guesses the correct number. In case of ties, winners will be randomly

selected. One lucky supporter of the Houston Open Birdies for Charity®

program will win an Astros *Suite Night at Minute Maid Park. *Suite night

2021 date will be determined by the Astros organization and sent to

the winner once determined. For more information about the Houston

Open Birdies for Charity® program, please contact Monica Whitt at info@

astrosgolf.com.

33ND ANNUAL B. F. ADAM GOLF CLASSIC

POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation

(CFEF) trustees graded 1200+ scholarship applications and met via Zoom

to award more than $635,000 in scholarships. For Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

graduating seniors planning to attend Lone Star College full-time in the

fall, our application is open now through May 11, 2020. This summer, the

Foundation will award $72,000 from the Edwin C. Schroeder Endowment

Fund. The Foundation looks forward to recognizing our 2020 scholarship

recipients this August.

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With the Stay Home - Work Safe Mandate through the end of April, the

Foundation has decided to postpone the B. F. Adam Golf Classic until

the COVID-19 risk is minimal within our community for the safety of our

288 golfers and over 100 volunteers, trustees and staff, who help make

this event a tremendous success, as well as the staff at BlackHorse Golf

Club. Our 33 rd annual B. F. Adam Golf Class has been moved to Monday,

November 16, 2020.

Celebrating 50 years as a non-profit raising money to fund scholarships

for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD high school graduates, the Cy-Fair Educational

Foundation is looking forward to our exciting Fall lineup of events.

Monday, November 16, 2020 - B. F. Adam Golf Classic

Thursday-Saturday, December 10-12, 2020 – Houston Methodist Cy-

Hoops Invitational

The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation is incredibly grateful for the

unwavering generosity of the Cy-Fair community and the commitment

of our Board of Trustees. Over the last 50 years, the Foundation has grown

tremendously awarding more than $9 million to graduating seniors

from Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. CFEF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization,

all contributions are tax deductible, as allowed by the law. For more

information please contact marie@thecfef.org or visit our website at

www.theCFEF.org.

FUNDRAISERS

BE A BLESSING ADOPT AN ANGEL

HOW DO I HOST AN ANGEL TREE (25+ ANGELS)?

•Visit our website now at https://angeltreehouston.org/corporateregistration/

• Fill out the quick registration form • Upon Registration, The Salvation

Army will provide, after November 2, 2020, all you need to get started!

(Requested angels, bags, tags, instruction video) • After Nov. 2 nd , Angel

Tags are available online (includes: toy wish, clothing sizes) • Purchase

items from wish list • Return gifts, which will be sorted and prepared for

distribution

WHAT IF I WANT TO ADOPT JUST A FEW? No need to register! Check

back at our website (https://angeltreehouston.org) on November 2, 2020

to pick your angels online!

KIDS’ MEALS 12TH ANNUAL HARVEST

LUNCHEON GOES VIRTUAL ON

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020, 11:45 AM

A vivacious Kid’ Meals’ “spokeskid” will emcee the luncheon and welcome

guests to an inspiring, engaging and entertaining afternoon. Guests will join

a virtual ride-along in a Kids’ Meals van to deliver meals directly to the homes

of hungry children and will also enjoy a special “Who is Kids’ Meals” and

“Cycle of Poverty” animated presentation. Attendees will also experience a

virtual tour of Kids’ Meals’ newly expanded 18,000 sq. ft. space and virtually

meet kids from the Kids’ Meals program along with a few of the thousands

of volunteers including staff drivers who kept the program running during

COVID. While learning the impact of hunger in Houston, guests will be

able to participate in an online raffle and silent auction curated by Silent

Auction Chairs Vanessa and Jeremy Goebel. During the luncheon, Kids’

Meals will recognize volunteers who stepped up and devoted their time

to help the Kids’ Meals program grow 135 percent overnight to feed more

than 7,500 children a day at the peak of the pandemic earlier this year. Kids’

Meals invites everyone to support the mission to end childhood hunger

by purchasing individual tickets, underwrite tables and host their own

viewing party with a gourmet meal delivered to their door by Click Virtual

Kitchen. For more information about Kids’ Meals including information

about purchasing tickets to the Harvest Luncheon visit www.kidsmealsinc.

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CHRISTMAS WREATHS & OTHER HOLIDAY

EVERGREENS - CUB SCOUT PACK 70 FUNDRAISER

Pack 70 is part of Boy Scouts of America in the Sam Houston Area Council

and is sponsored by The Church Without Walls. The Pack is active units

with monthly activities that include camping trips, pinewood derby,

fishing, hiking, district pushmobile races and several community service

projects. We teach the core values of scouting and our goal is to provide

an opportunity for scouts and their parents to participate in fun activities

with other scouting families. Boys between the ages of 5 and 11, in grades

Kindergarten thru 5th can join Cub Scouts throughout the school year

Each year Cub Scout Pack 70 needs to raise funds to support the activities

of our youth membership. This year we are selling Christmas Wreaths and

other Holiday Evergreens and hope we can rely on your help.

Through our online fundraising website www.sherwoodfundraiser.

com/pack70htx you can help by purchasing a beautiful, fresh Wreath,

Centerpiece and/or Garland. Deadline to order will be November 9 th .

There are two opportunities to make a purchase. Local Delivery (open to

the NW Houston/Katy area) where your purchase will be placed on your

porch area or Direct Delivery sent by a carrier.

Please use the Paypal Payment Option.

Direct Delivery is also a great option to send gifts to customers, clients or

family members.

A portion of the proceeds are dedicated to our organization! Thank you

in advance for your help in supporting Cub Scout Pack 70.

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THEATER/ARTS

THEATRE SUBURBIA

4106 Way Out West Dr. Houston, Texas 77092, 713-682-3525

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Students

& Seniors and $16 Sunday Matinees. Cash, Check and all Major Credit

Cards are accepted in payment. For reservations, call 713-682-3525 or

reserve seats online at www.theatresuburbia.org. Theatre Suburbia is

Northwest Houston’s longest running all volunteer playhouse. We are

currently celebrating our 58 th season and have now produced nearly 400

shows. Throughout the years, we have endeavored to provide quality,

live theatre to the Houston area. Theatre Suburbia is funded in part by

the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

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2020-2021 SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

We are calling the 2020/2021 season, A Season Of Discovery. It is perhaps

our most ambitious season yet, featuring two commissioned World

Premieres, two Houston Premieres and two musicals!

Remember, the more shows you subscribe to, the more you save! Buy 6

shows and receive 20% off our regular ticket price (that’s a whole show

for FREE), buy 5 shows and receive 18% off our regular ticket price, 4

shows and receive 15% off or buy 3 shows and receive 10% off our regular

ticket price! ALL packages include FREE exchanges and the opportunity

to purchase unlimited additional single tickets at your subscriber rate!

You can choose between a 6, 5, 4 or 3 show package! We have limited

availability via phone at this time, so if you have questions or need

assistance, please email rather than call. A representative from our box

office will call you back as soon as possible. Be assured, as we prepare to

return in the fall, there will be a new focus on social distancing, as well as

expanded health and safety measures for your protection.

THE CHRISTMAS SHOES - NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 27, 2020

Photograph 51 - January 20-February 7, 2021

The Spitfire Grill - March 3-21, 2021

Is He Dead? - April 21-May 9, 2021

Mary Poppins - June 16-July 18, 2021

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY

ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON

Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater has put a hold on live productions until

December 2020, to insure the safety of our patrons and our artists. We

hope you are all safe and healthy and we miss you. In the meantime, we

have some other free treats in store while we wait for the time to be right

for live theater.

FINE WINES - November 2020 (exact dates TBA) Online

FEMFEST HOUSTON: BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES - December 4-6, 2020 at 14

Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston TX 77009

WOMEN ROCK, annual concert fundraiser at RUDYARDS! - February 2021

Exact Date TBA

TOOTH AND TAIL: full production - March 18-April 3, 2021, Deluxe Theater,

3303 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

Keep an eye on our website, www.mildredsumbrella.com for ticket sales

and developments. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or send an

email to info@mildredsumbrella.com.

CYPRESS CREEK FACE

Box Office: 281-440-4850, 6450 Louetta Rd, Suite 200, Spring, Texas 77379

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Harris County Libraries

ALL HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS WILL

REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME

HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-Up is now available at ALL HCPL

branches. Harris County Public Library will continue to offer a wide array

of online services:

• Use HCPL Wi-Fi service while maintaining social distancing with HCPL’s

Drive-up Wi-Fi

• Download ebooks and audiobooks, stream movies, research and learn

at www.hcpl.net

• Attend an HCPL program or story time online through Facebook or

YouTube

• Check your account to renew loans or request books

• eBooks, comics or graphic novels through OverDrive

• Stream classic films, indie cinema and award-winning documentaries

on Kanopy

• Listen to audiobooks through RBDigital or OverDrive

• Read along and play with picture books on TumbleBooks

• Ask us a question via chat on Ask a Librarian

• Get book recommendations via Book Hunters

If you do not have an HCPL library card, you can get instant access to all

HCPL’s digital materials including ebooks, streaming movies and research

tools with an iKnow Digital Access Card.

HOW DOES CURBSIDE HOLDS PICK-UP WORK?

Here’s how it works: When you receive notification that your holds are ready

for pick-up, call your HCPL pick-up location. Please have your library card

number and PIN handy. You will be given a pick-up time and instructions for

curbside pick-up (These may vary slightly from branch to branch). When you

arrive at the library, follow the instructions you were provided over the phone.

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Community Centers

BEAR CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER

281-859-1566 • 713-274-3190

www.pct3.com/Community-Centers/Bear-Creek-Community-Center

RICHARD & MEG WEEKLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

8440 Greenhouse Rd., Cypress, TX 77433 • Phone: 713-274-3161

WeekleyCC@hctx.net

Classes and programs can be viewed at www.pct3.com/Community-

Centers/Weekley-Community-Center.

JUERGEN’S HALL COMMUNITY CENTER

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Cherry Lollipops

You could make this on National Candy Day November 4th!

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick cooking spray

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup butter

1 box (3-ounce) cherry gelatin dessert mix

Special Equipment:

20 (4-inch) lollipop sticks

Metal tablespoon-size measuring spoon

Candy thermometer

DIRECTIONS:

Spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray. Arrange 10 lollipop

sticks on each baking sheet, spacing evenly apart.

Stir sugar, corn syrup and butter in small saucepan over low heat until

sugar has dissolved. Slowly bring to boil, stirring frequently. Continue

cooking for 7 minutes or until candy thermometer registers 275 degrees.

Stir in gelatin until smooth. Using metal tablespoon and working quickly,

spoon syrup over one end of each lollipop stick. Cool completely.

Wrap each lollipop in plastic wrap and store in airtight container.

Source: recipelink.com

Amish White Bread

You could make this on Homemade Bread Day November 17th!

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

2/3 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup vegetable oil

6 cups bread flour

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water and then stir in yeast.

Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam. Mix salt and oil into

the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured

surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl and turn dough to coat.

Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes and divide in half. Shape

into loaves and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise

for 30 minutes or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.

Source: allrecipes.com

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• Brown patch will continue to plague St. Augustine lawns as

nights get cooler and humidity and rain continue. Discolored

circles will appear in low areas almost overnight. Apply a fungicide

recommended for brown patch according to label directions. Avoid

walking through brown-patched turf. It spreads easily from the

bottom of your shoes. If brown patch appears in the same lawn

areas every year, add an inch or two of sandy topsoil to eliminate

those low spots.

• Fertilize St. Augustine turf with a winterizing formula to promote

root growth over the winter months. Lower your lawn mover blades

now and mow on a schedule that cuts no more than one-third of

the grass blade away.

• As chrysanthemums and other perennials finish blooming, cut

flowering stalks to the ground to permit all strength to be used in

making root growth.

• Feed roses lightly, but avoid nitrogen fertilizers. Do not prune now.

Keep up spraying program and water deeply.

• Remove dead foliage and plant debris to help eradicate insects

and disease organisms. Thin out and transfer volunteer seedlings.

Beds made now will benefit by weathering before being planted. If

soil is heavy, dig six inches deep, leave rough, cover with gymsum

and strawy manure, water and allow to mellow.

• Bananas are more likely to bear fruit if the trunk does not die back

in winter. Cut banana stalks back to six feet, wrap with newspaper

and burlap.

• Continue mulching for winter. Build up a thick top mulch to protect

roots from freezing and winter drying. Don’t throw away those pine

tree needles; they make great acidic mulch for azaleas, gardenias

and next Spring’s impatiens.

• Place pansies in beds after weather has cooled. Use a little blood

meat mixed in soil under each plant.

• Now is the best time to plant trees and shrubs.

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have parents who served in Iraq or Afghanistan alone. All

of us share in the responsibility of caring for our military

families and veterans. These families have stepped up to

the plate at great personal cost and the toll that multiple

and extended deployments take can be very high. Stress

levels sky rocket and spouses and children can struggle

when service members are gone for prolonged periods

and some may even have a difficult time adjusting when

the service member returns. All of these families deserve

some recognition and our appreciation.

10 WAYS TO RECOGNIZE MILITARY FAMILY

APPRECIATION MONTH

The month of November is Military Family Month. This provides us all the opportunity

to celebrate the sacrifices and contributions that service members’ families have made

and continue to make. As we celebrate the annual November Military Appreciation

Month take the time to honor our veterans, their families and the sacrifices they’ve

made.

“Military families exemplify the courage and resolve that define our national character.

For their country and their loved ones, they rise to the challenges of multiple

deployments and frequent moves - spouses who care and provide for children in their

partners’ absence, kids who make new friends and leave known comforts behind. They

are the force behind the force, patriots who support their family members in uniform

while enriching the communities they call home.” The sacrifices and duty involved in

service to the nation often goes unnoticed by those in the civilian world. Countless

moves. Nonstop deployments. Extended deployments…Over two million children

Families who not only survive, but thrive - who every day

serve with courage and honor, rate extra kudos. As we

celebrate the annual November Military Appreciation

Month take the time to honor our veterans, their families

and the sacrifices they’ve made. A familiar question is

what can you do?

1. SAY Thank you!

2. Write a thank you note to a family for what they’ve

sacrificed.

3. Provide job opportunities.

4. Offer workplace flexibility.

5. Offer to babysit. Imagine 6-9 months with no spouse

at home to support you! Yup - let that sink in! Offer to

babysit. Often. It can be a sanity saver.

6. Perform a random act of kindness for the family, while

remaining anonymous.

7. Volunteer your time. Cut the grass. Rake leaves. Clear

gutters.

8. Thank them publicly (on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

for their sacrifice.

9. Donate to a veterans’ charity on their behalf.

10. ASK - “How can I help?”

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10 Alternatives to a

Thanksgiving Turkey

There are plenty of alternative Thanksgiving meals that

will give you that holiday feeling. Here are some ideas:

• Pork Roast: Adding apples and cinnamon will ensure

that no one misses the turkey when you serve this dish. It

smells and tastes like holiday heaven.

• Roasted Chicken: A roasted chicken certainly qualifies as

a solid turkey replacement.

• Thanksgiving Jambalaya: You can substitute any meat

here: turkey breast slices, chicken, shrimp.

• Baked Cod or Microwaved Salmon: Who says you can’t

serve fish on Thanksgiving!

• Eggplant Parmesan: Both vegetarians and nonvegetarians

alike will love you for this.

• Leg of Lamb: A great alternative that will everyone,

especially if you add exotic spices and seasonings.

• Beef Stew: Hearty and plentiful; your house will be filled

with the most amazing aromas.

Courtesy of: www.bonappetit.com/

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• Drink H2O before you eat: chances are, you are

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• Rainbow plate: make sure your plate has color - fresh/

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protein, carbohydrate and again, water.

• On the side: those side dishes - mashed potatoes,

casseroles, stuffing, dressing, etc. are SIDES not main

dishes; make sure to keep these portions small.

• NO to salad dressing: hooray there is a salad! BUT

- that tasty dressing (ranch, thousand island, French,

Russian, balsamic vinaigrette, etc.) will reverse the

purpose of the ruffage; instead, make your own

dressing at home and bring it with you or simply ask

for olive oil, salt & pepper and maybe a hint of lemon.

• Walk it off: finished eating? Go for a WALK; football

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