West Memorial March 2021

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West Memorial

Official Newsletter

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: MARCH 14TH | KATY ISD NEWS

KISD SPRING BREAK: 3/15-3/19 | GOLF TOURNAMENTS

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WEST MEMORIAL IMPORTANT NUMBERS

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Tristan Herbert–Assistant Manager/Deed Restriction Violation support - therbert@highsierramanagement.com

Brytnie Galeas – ACC support/Clubhouse Reservations - brytnie@highsierramanagement.com

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SECURITY (CONTRACT #83)

EMERGENCY (Police, Fire, Medical) 911

NON-EMERGENCY:

Constables Office 281-463-6666

Harris County Precinct 3 713-755-6306

Crime Stoppers

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HCE SD FIRE DEPT. 48 281-599-8888

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Security 281-396-7560

KISD Transportation Dept. 281-396-6220

West Memorial Elementary 281-237-6600

West Memorial Jr. High 281-237-6400

Katy High School 281-237-6700

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Poison Control Center 800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Memorial Hermann Katy Hosp. 281-644-7000

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

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

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West Memorial MUD 281-392-2290

WCA (trash pick-up service) 281-368-8397

West Memorial Civic Association, Inc.

Board of Director Assignments 2019-2020

OFFICERS/DIRECTORS

Harry Woodstrom – President/Landscape Liaison - harry@westmemorial.org

Jerry Wells – Vice President/ACC & Violations Liaison - jerry@westmemorial.org

Julie Gonzales – Treasurer - julie@westmemorial.org

Anna Khan – Secretary/Communications Liaison - anna@westmemorial.org

Pat Leo – Director/Constable Patrol Liaison - pat@westmemorial.org

Lindy Rajput – Director/Parks & Pool Liaison - lindy@westmemorial.org

Vanessa Shell – Director/Clubhouse Liaison - vanessa@westmemorial.org

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WEST MEMORIAL BOARD MEETINGS ARE

THE 4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7

PM AT THE CIVIC CENTER

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Please remember that any exterior change to your home requires approval

from the Homeowners Association prior to performing the improvement

and/or addition. You can find the governing rules and application process

on the Association website at www.westmemorial.org or by contacting

management at brytnie@highsierramanagement.com.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

We are seeking volunteers for several upcoming projects. More

homeowner participation would be appreciated. Please email

volunteers@westmemorial.org for more information or questions.

WEST MEMORIAL EMAIL ALERT &

NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

West Memorial has a new alert and notification system that works with

email. The alerts are for emergency notifications, security alerts and

messages from our constables. The notifications are for neighborhood

events, meetings and issues. To be a part of the system, you must request

the service. If you are interested, open our website at www.westmemorial.

org and locate the Sign-Up icon on the right side of the main page. Follow

the instructions and you will receive all future alerts and notifications.

Anyone wishing to send an alert or notification should submit the

message to westmemorial@westmemorial.org for approval, posting and

transmission. Please direct any questions to harry@westmemorial.org.

WEST MEMORIAL PARK

Our community park is located at 22415 Kingsland and is open to all West

Memorial residents for outdoor activities. It has playground equipment

and a large sheltered pavilion.

SOLICITING

Soliciting is prohibited in West Memorial Subdivision. Please make

sure you have a sign posted on your residence for no soliciting. If you

are approached by a solicitor, please call the Constable’s office at 281-

463-6666. Continue to call this number if you see suspicious person or

vehicles.

STRAY ANIMALS

Do not hesitate to call Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191, if

you see animals that are roaming the neighborhood unleashed.

WEST MEMORIAL CONSTABLES

Please make sure you call and report any suspicious behavior. Please file a

report for any stolen or missing property we need to know what is going

on in the neighborhood. Our Constables patrol our subdivision 24 hours

a day/seven days a week. Please call them at 281-463-6666 to report any

disturbance or to request vacation patrols.

WEST MEMORIAL WEBSITE

www.westmemorial.org is the address for West Memorial information

on the internet. The web site contains pool information, Board member

contacts and complete documentation of your deed restrictions. It

also contains neighborhood information, including schools, security,

recreation and local worship centers. Check it out, you might find

something you have been looking for.

DEED RESTRICTIONS

The purpose of Deed Restrictions in your neighborhood is to protect

and enhance property values. They set guidelines for initial construction,

perpetual maintenance and property use. As residents agree to abide by

the majority view; the style and standards of a community are established

and everyone benefits. For your information, restrictions are written by

the developer before the first home is constructed and the Association

is then charged with the on-going responsibility of enforcing them.

They can be changed, but a very large percentage vote of homeowners

is required to do so. Please let us know if you see a problem in the

neighborhood.

REWARD

West Memorial Civic Association’s Board has approved the following:

A $250 reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest

and prosecution of person or persons vandalizing or destroying West

Memorial Civic Association property.

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CLUBHOUSE RENTAL

If you are interested in renting the clubhouse, please call Brytnie Galeas

at 281-391-7914. At the time your call is returned, the guidelines for

renting and using the clubhouse will be provided. Be sure you allow

yourself plenty of time to fulfill the requirements, such as hiring security

officers. You will be provided with the names and phone numbers of the

individuals to contact to make the necessary arrangements.

A few, but not all, of the guidelines are listed below:

1. There is no smoking in the clubhouse.

2. Residents must have all dues/assessments paid prior to booking the

clubhouse.

3. A certified check for all rental fees and deposits is required 30 days in

advance.

4. The security deposit will be returned within 30 days after the date of

the event based on the condition the premises was left in.

5. Renter is responsible for the conduct of all attendees.

6. Police Officers are required at all functions of 50 or more attendees or at

any event in which alcohol will be served. Arrangements and payment,

for the officers, are to be made by the renter.

Rental rates are as follows:

Resident $175

Non-resident $525

Security deposit $300

STREET LIGHTS

Your Association pays for streetlights from your annual dues, whether

they work or not. If a light is out in your area, please call 713-207-2222 and

report it. You may also report outages online at www.centerpointenergy.

com/outage. Each light has a number on it. When reporting the out light,

give the pole number and street location. We want all lights to work. A

lighted area is a safer area.

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

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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

LIBRARIES

HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBARIES

COVID POLICY:

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. You may be asked to show your library card or

other form of ID for verification.

Note: Library staff will not be able to take your returns during curbside

pick-up, please put them in the book drop. For your safety and that of

HCPL staff, curbside pick-up may be temporarily suspended during bad

weather.

MAUD MARKS LIBRARY

1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, 281-492-8592

LIBRARY HOURS - Mon. 1 PM - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM

- 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 6 PM, Fri. 1 PM - 6 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun.

closed. Website: www.hcpl.net. “Like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.

com/maudmarkslibrary. Subscribe to our newsletter at www.hcpl.net/

content/it-has-arrived.

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.

All programs are free and open to the public. For information, call 281-

550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.

KATY BRANCH LIBRARY

5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493, 281-391-3509

Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM, Wednesday 1 PM - 8

PM, Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM, Friday 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM,

Sunday CLOSED. Join online at www.hcpl.net or come by in person and

we’ll help you sign up!

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GARAGE SALES

LAKEMONT COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, 2021, 8 AM-2 PM • The Lakemont

community is off Mason Road, south of the Westpark Tollway.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

EPIPHANY OF THE LORD CATHOLIC CHURCH’S

SECOND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT -

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021

Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church’s second annual golf tournament

fundraiser sponsored by the ACTS Ministry will be held on Monday, April

19 th at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Shotgun start at 10 AM. Prizes

with breakfast and lunch served. Registration online at epiphanycatholic.

org/epiphany-golf-tournament, 832-544-9655.

THE 22ND ANNUAL KCM “SWING FROM THE

HEART” CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

On April 19 th , KCM Staff and Supporters will take to the Green and

“Swing for the Heart” as they compete in the 22 nd Annual KCM Charity

Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament will take place at Weston Lakes

Country Club and is shaping up to be a blast! Besides just the tournament

itself, a silent auction and raffle will be part of the festivities this year! The

silent auction will be conducted online and more information regarding

it will soon be available on ktcm.org/golf! Keep an eye out!

Registration is now live for the tournament and can be done at website

listed below! But playing and participating in the silent auction/raffle,

isn’t the only way to get involved with the Tournament! Sponsorship

opportunities are now available! Show support for your community by

sponsoring the 22 nd Annual KCM Charity Golf Tournament today! https://

ktcm.org/golf/ to get started now!

THEATER/ARTS

THE LANDING THEATRE COMPANY

Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101, Houston, Texas

77019 • www.landingtheatre.org

A.D PLAYERS AT THE GEORGE THEATER

5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

We have done everything we can to try and reopen our doors, including

becoming the first theater in the country to install hospital grade UV lights

in our air filtration system. We even offered a safe and distanced indoor

concert as well as an indoor offering from our educational touring unit

this past fall. And when those projects proved financially challenging and

COVID numbers spiked again, we created “Light Up the Lot” and moved

all our programming outdoors. We’ve never given up. We never will give

up. But due to circumstances beyond our control, we find ourselves

needing to pivot once more. Which brings us to the announcement of

our virtual season. Go to www.adplayers.org for all the information.

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MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY

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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

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DATES TO REMEMBER

March 15th-19th: Spring Break - Students and Staff

March 22nd: 4th Elementary Grading Cycle Begins

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL UPDATES

CONTINUED CAMPUS PHASE 1 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Katy ISD Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols remain in effect to ensure the continued

mitigation and deterrence of the potential spread of COVID-19. The District anticipates

releasing Phase 2 protocols when state, local and the Texas Education Agency (TEA)

provide updated guidance allowing for de-escalation of virus mitigation protocols. Katy

ISD will provide updates as additional information becomes available. Please check the

Katy ISD “Smart Restart” webpage to review current Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols.

Call Anytime!

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KATY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES CALL

FOR A MAY 2021 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved to hold a general election in

May 2021 for a three-year term in Positions 6 and 7.

• Early Voting by Personal Appearance: Mon, April 19 to Tues, April 27, 2021

• Election Day: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Currently, Position 6 is being held by Susan Gesoff and Position 7 is held

by Dawn Champagne. State law requires a candidate for trustee of an

independent school district to be a qualified voter by the time mentioned

in Election Code Section 141.001. Katy ISD trustees are the governing body

of the school district and are the main advising group that oversees and

shapes policies. Individuals serving as Board members are not employees

of Katy ISD, yet they dedicate countless hours to lead an A+ school district.

KATY VIRTUAL SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPEN

For students, virtual classes are an excellent way to acquire graduation credits

and/or expand their learning opportunities. Last year, over 4,000 students

utilized the Katy Virtual School (KVS) program offered by the Katy Independent

School District. KVS launched in 2013 with a primary goal of expanding the

learning opportunities for students by offering choice and flexibility for rigorous

online courses developed and taught by Katy ISD teachers. KVS has begun

online registration for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

“KVS provides online learning that offers a flexible, online experience, which

helps students achieve their educational goals,” said Susan Richards, Katy ISD

Instructional Technology e-Learning Manager. “The virtual model of e-learning

is in high demand and delivers quality instruction to Katy ISD students, outside

of normal school hours, to support student graduation plans. KVS is different

from the current Katy Virtual Academy (KVA), which is the online learning

model implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Richards.

KVS will offer a wide range of courses from Creative Writing, AP Art

History, English III, World Geography, Economics, Psychology and more.

There are over 30 Advanced Placement (AP), Katy Advanced Program

(KAP) and academic level courses available to students with additional

opportunities being added each year. The cost per course is $200 per

semester. KVS is an approved College Board online provider for Advanced

Placement (AP) courses and by the NCAA for student initial eligibility.

For more information, students can talk with their campus counselor for

additional information, email KVS at katyvirtualschool@katyisd.org or

visit the Katy ISD Virtual School website.

Please note: Katy Virtual School and Katy Virtual Academy are two

separate programs. Katy Virtual School is a supplemental program to

help entering or present high school students take courses in advance.

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KATY ISD SEVEN LAKES HS CHEER WINS STATE

It’s been a great school year of state championship wins for Katy Independent School District, this time the trophy goes to the Seven Lakes High School

(SLHS) Cheerleaders, who won the 2021 Conference 6A-D1 UIL State Spirit Championship, which took place in Fort Worth, Texas. Out of 43 6A-D1

schools, the Spartans took home the gold and the coveted title of being named “CHAMPIONS.” “This is the second time the Spartan Cheer Team has

medaled at state,” said SLHS Cheer Coach Amy Weaston. “In 2019, the Spartans took home third place. We are so proud to bring home another state

title to our supporting Spartan Nation,” added Weaston.

OTHER KATY ISD TEAMS WHO EARNED TOP 10 SPOTS AT UIL SPIRIT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS INCLUDE:

Mayde Creek HS Cheer Team - fifth place at the 6A-D1 competition

Jordan HS Cheer Team - fifth place in the 5A-D2 competition

Cinco Ranch High School Cheer Team - seventh place at the 6A-D1 competition

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Back L-R: Allyson Struble, Abby Scott, Savanna Zavidny, Camryn Noble, Alexandra Cotton, Hannah Ivey, Sydney Shushan, Brooke Berry, Sadie Stalker, Shannon

King, Abigail Moon, Ava Adams, Elise Stovall and Megan Knicely. Center L-R: Emily Hutson, Emma Drury, Emma Samaie, Morgan Stahl, Isabella Carr, Cassidy

Mazy and Julia Diehl. Front L-R: Adriana Gimenez, Elizabeth Fowler, Claire Dumas and Kaylie Martin. Photo by Kim Schaffer Photography

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, INC., STAR CHAPTER RECOGNIZES

SENIOR CLASS OF 2021 FOR ACHIEVEMENTS

On February 14 th , National Charity League, Inc., Star Chapter (NCL, Inc.) honored the Senior Class of 2021 at the Chapter’s annual Senior Recognition

Ceremony. The evening included recognition of each of these 25 graduating seniors for their accomplishments and contributions to the community

as well as dinner and dancing with family and friends in attendance.

Over the last six years, these young ladies, alongside their mothers, have contributed over 12,211 volunteer hours at 32 local charities. The Class of

2021 volunteered at the Westview School, Neighborhood Kidz Club, Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), Interfaith Ministries (Meals on Wheels), The

Ballard House, Katy Christian Ministries, Fort Bend Women’s Center, The Krause Center, The Monty Ballard YMCA, Brookwood, Willow River Farms and

Texas Children’s, to name a few.

In addition to serving their community through volunteering, these young ladies were also honing leadership skills and developing cultural awareness

by planning and attending educational meetings, chapter-wide events, socials, class retreats and cultural events including ballet, symphony and

opera.

The Star Chapter wishes these accomplished young women great success in their future endeavors. The seniors honored are: Ava Adams, Brooke Berry,

Isabella Carr, Alexandra Cotton, Julia Diehl, Emma Drury, Claire Dumas, Elizabeth Fowler, Adriana Gimenez, Emily Hutson, Hannah Ivey, Shannon King,

Megan Knicely, Kaylie Martin, Cassidy Mazy, Abigail Moon, Camryn Noble, Emma Samaie, Abby Scott, Sydney Shushan, Morgan Stahl, Sadie Stalker,

Elise Stovall, Allyson Struble and Savanna Zavidny.

A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Want to bring a little culture into your life and the lives of your children? Why not try hosting a high school foreign exchange student? It’s a great way

to learn about a new culture all from the comfort of your home. STS Foundation is currently looking for host families for the 2021/2022 school year.

Hosting is such a rewarding experience and it benefits all of those involved. STS Foundation accepts all types of host families - from single parents,

newly marrieds, empty nesters and same sex couples. In order to host, you would need to meet the following qualifications:

• Host must be 25 years or older • Pass a background check • Provide food for 3 meals daily

• Ensure reliable transportation to and from school (bus is ok) • A bed for your student • A safe and loving home

STS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that places foreign exchange students with American host families. For more information about hosting,

please contact me at 832-455-7881, PM me or email at vicki.stsfoundation@yahoo.com.

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MARCH 21ST IS COMMON COURTESY DAY

Queue jumpers, finger clicking… people that board the train carriage

before giving you the chance to get off. What about those people that

never say “please” or people that read your messages but don’t reply for

days? Common Courtesy Day gives people the opportunity to be more…

well, ‘courteous’ - even if it’s just for one day out of the entire year.

In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, courtesy is described as a: behavior

marked by polished manners or respect for others: courteous behavior b:

a courteous and respectful act or expression. Common courtesy can be as

simple as saying “please” and “thank you” when asking for and receiving a

service, gift or assistance. Kindness and courtesy do go a long way and are

noticed by others even if you do not realize it. Letting someone in front

of you in traffic is easy. Hold open a door for someone or give a person a

hand with his groceries. Give up your seat on the bus to someone who

might need it. Introduce yourself to the new employee or kid at school

and take the time to introduce her to the rest of the crew. These are just a

few examples of small things that make a difference to someone else. They

are momentary deeds of being courteous. The aim of Common Courtesy

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kindness will not only make others feel better and reflect positively upon

yourself, it can make you feel good too. Here are some examples of how

you can celebrate Common Courtesy Day:

• Greet people with “good morning” and “good afternoon.”

• Give up your seat for someone who may need it more.

• When you drink the last of the milk in the fridge, replace it.

• Hold the door.

• Place the cardboard tube from the toilet paper holder in the bin and

replace with fresh roll.

• Refill the printer with paper when it runs out.

• Pay someone a compliment.

• When you ‘borrow’ a pen, actually give it back.

• Contact someone you’ve not spoken to in a while.

• Complain less.

• Instead of getting mad, appreciate that the person that just barked at

you is probably just having a bad day.

• Feed the homeless.

• Do a spot of cleaning at home or at work.

• Leave someone a ‘thank you’ note.

• Respect the environment - don’t litter and maybe consider walking to

work instead of driving.

The founder of Common Courtesy Day is a complete mystery, but we

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courtesy into our daily lives.

Sources: https://blog.postofficeshop.co.uk/common-courtesy-day-

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Easy Banana Cream Pie

You could make this on National Banana Cream Pie Day March 2nd!

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup crushed ice

1 (3.5 ounce) package instant banana pudding mix

1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

3 bananas, sliced

1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked

1 cup heavy cream

DIRECTIONS:

Using an electric mixer, whip 3 cups heavy cream on low speed until

it starts to thicken. Add crushed ice and continue to whip another 4

minutes. Increase speed and add vanilla and banana pudding mixes,

whipping until pudding mixes are blended fully with the cream and the

mixture thickens. Increase speed to high and beat until mixture is stiff.

Line the bottom and half way up the sides of pie crust with banana

slices. Cover bananas with half of the banana cream mixture and top

completely with banana slices. Top with the remaining banana cream

mixture. In a small bowl, whip 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form. Using a

pastry bag, pipe cream onto top of pie, covering completely. Refrigerate

1 hour before serving.

Source: allrecipes.com

Blueberry Popovers

You could make this on National Blueberry Popover Day March 10th!

INGREDIENTS:

3 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 equal-sized pieces

1 cup whole milk

3 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, or to taste

1 lemon, halved

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Put a piece of butter

into each of 6 large muffin cups. Put muffin tin in preheated oven until butter melts,

about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Beat milk, eggs, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl. Whisk flour into

the milk mixture until you have a batter. Divide batter between muffin cups. Drop

even amounts of blueberries into each batter portion. Stir 1 tablespoon sugar and

cinnamon together in a small bowl, sprinkle evenly over the batter portions.

Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees

C) and continue baking until popovers are no longer moist in the center, about 25

minutes. Dust tops of popovers with confectioners’ sugar. Squeeze lemon juice over

popovers. Serve warm.

Source: allrecipes.com

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VEGETABLES: Plant vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet corn and

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cantaloupe, okra (if the soil has warmed sufficiently - 70 degrees F. or

higher), southern peas, pumpkin, squash, peanuts and watermelon.

LAWN: Re-sod or replant as needed with turfgrasses adapted to this

part of Texas and suited to the planting location (shade or sun). • When

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TREES AND SHRUBS: Plant container-grown trees and shrubs as soon as

possible. In shady areas, where grass is difficult to grow, consider planting a

dependable groundcover such as English ivy, Asian jasmine, vinca or one of

the prostrate junipers. • Prune spring flowering and evergreen shrubs during

early March. However, be sure to prune spring flowering shrubs after they have

bloomed. • Fertilize with a pre-plant application of a slow-release fertilizer

analysis such as 19 - 5 - 9 at the rate of 3 pounds per 100 square feet of garden

planting area. Early March is the ideal time to fertilize landscape plants because

you give them food just before the spring growing season starts.

NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY - MARCH 12TH

Spring is just around the corner and March 12 th is the day to participate

in National Plant a Flower Day. Each year this day is dedicated to the

planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season. Flower

gardening has become a hobby for many, young and old and National

Plant a Flower Day is a start to the new season each year.

Marigolds and Daffodils are the flowers of this month. It’s good to know

the zone you live in to determine which flowers grow as perennials (those

that grow back every year) in your area and which are considered annuals

(those that require planting every year). To find out more check out the

USDA site for Hardiness Zones.

Seeds can be started inside and set in a sunny window. When the weather

is nicer, move those plants outside. Keep the soil moist, but not wet and

follow the instructions on the seed package for proper germination of

the seedling. For those who can’t wait, get out those seed catalogs and

start planning your next flower garden.

Are you in a warmer climate? Then it’s time to get out the trowel and

the garden gloves and start turning over some new soil. Sow some new

seeds, bulbs or plants and nurture those blossoms into a brilliant blaze

for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

Tips for Starting a Flower Garden: Start with a potted garden. If you aren’t

ready to tear up a patch of lawn, this is a good way to go. They do require

more watering, but less care overall. • Select plants that grow well in

your spot. Some plants grow well in the shade and others prefer the sun.

Others love both! • Did you know gardeners who prefer perennial gardens

have to thin their flower beds every couple of years? They also like to

share the extra bulbs and seeds with those who are new to gardening,

so if you know someone with a green thumb, get to know them better.

You might get some free plants, advice and a budding friendship! • Local

greenhouses stock plants that grow well in your area. Don’t be afraid to

ask them questions and shop there frequently. • Let’s all work together

by planting a flower and helping make the world a more beautiful place.

Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-plant-a-flower-daymarch-12/

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