Woodcreek April 2021

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KATY ISD NEWS | COMMUNITY EVENTS | RECIPES

April 2021

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RECOMMENDED BY

COMMUNITY BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE

EARLY VOTING

APRIL 19-27, 2021

ELECTION DAY

MAY 1, 2021

New Schools, Purchase of School Sites,

Renovations & Expansions for Aging Campuses,

Safety & Security, Buses, Building Component

Replacements

Classroom & Campus Technology

Natatorium for High School #10

(All Katy ISD high schools have natatoriums)

$591,368,568

$59,755,242

$13,842,610

Campus & District Athletic Facilities/Stadiums

Repairs & Component Replacements

$11,260,000

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TO TAX RATE

WHAT THIS MEANS: Katy ISD can make all existing and new bond payments

with the $0.39 school district bond tax rate residents are currently paying.

SENIORS are exempt from any increase in

school taxes on their homestead.

Those age 65 and older will not see an increase in their taxes,

65+ even if the appraised value of their home increases.

FOR More info: www.katyisd.org/sites/bonds

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Woodcreek Reserve Important Numbers

Jill Evans

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17171 Park Row #310, Houston, TX 77084

281- 579-0761 Fax: 281-579-7062

Jill.Evans@crest-management.com

Questions concerning pool & tennis courts access, grounds

maintenance, pest control spraying, Association dues, ect.,

should be directed to Crest Management.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Emergencies - Fire/Ambulance 911

City of Katy Police (Non-emergency) 281-391-4848

Fort Bend Co. Sheriff’s Dept. (Non-emergency) 281-341-4665

City of Katy – Fire/Ambulance 281-391-3500

Katy Fire Dept 281-391-3500

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972

City of Katy 281-391-4800

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Street Light Repair 713-207-2222

Texas Pride through city of Katy 713-849-0400

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Billing Dept. UB@cityofkaty.com 281-391-4800

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

Katy Family YMCA 281-392-5055

To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

WoodCreek Elementary School 281-234-0100

WoodCreek Junior High 281-234-0800

Katy High School 281-237-6700

LIBRARY

Katy Library 281-391-3509

Cinco Ranch 281-395-1311

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NOTES FROM THE BOARD

Due to a large number of delinquent accounts, any account with a

balance had their access card suspended until all fees are paid.

If you have any questions, please contact Crest Management at 281-945-

4631 or 281-945-4673 for assistance.

Please be responsible when using the community facilities (pool, tennis

courts, park, playground, etc.).

THROW AWAY TRASH IN THE RECEPTACLES. Do not leave anything

behind. Remove any trash left behind by others. Let’s keep WoodCreek

beautiful!

TAKE CARE OF COMMUNITY PROPERTY. Make sure you and your guests

are taking care of the community property. Do not put pool furniture in

the water, no animals in the pool area and do not take food/drink into

the water.

REPORT DAMAGE IMMEDIATELY. If you see something that needs to be

fixed, please contact Crest Management.

Community deed restrictions, architectural guidelines, pool access

form and pool rules are available at https://woodcreek-reserve.com/

homeowner-documents/.

Any home improvement or modification (including fencing) must be

submitted to the Architectural Review Committee for approval PRIOR to

any work being done.

APPROVED FENCE STAIN: Behr House & Fence Solid Stain in Cordovan

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POOL

Any homeowner needing an access card should contact Sharon

Vetrone at Crest Management - 281-946-4616 or sharon.vetrone@crestmanagement.com.

The pool is open Tuesday-Sunday year around from

10 AM-10 PM, except in freezing weather conditions. The Woodcreek

Reserve pool is unguarded.

BOARD MEETINGS

Should you desire to receive notice of your community Board meetings,

go to www.crest-management.com, click on “communities,” then click on

the link to your community and you may register there.

TRASH & RECYCLING INFORMATION

Trash day, recycling and heavy trash is on Wednesday and you should

place your trash at the curb in the receptacle provided by Republic Waste.

Super Heavy Trash is 1 st Wednesday of the Months - March, June,

September and December. Cut Tree Limbs need to be no more than

3-4” diameter and 4’ length; no more than 50 lbs or 4 cubic yards. You may

place out up to 15 bags of clippings, in clear plastic bags. Please ensure

that your work out an agreement with your lawn crew to remove or place

the lawn bags out of sight until the next trash collection day.

• Set trash within 5 feet from the curb by 7 AM

• Wheel-side of cart should face home and the cart opening toward the

street

• Do not overfill the cart; the lid must be closed

• Minimum distance of 3 feet from any obstacle (car, mailbox, heavy trash,

etc.)

• Heavy Trash: Appliances, hot water heaters, mattresses, heavy or large

volumes of bagged yard waste and other white goods appropriate for

disposal, shall be placed within five feet of the curbside and will be

collected on the same day as your regular trash.

• All branches and tree limbs must be cut to 4 foot lengths and tied in

small bundles that can be lifted and handled by a single person. Bundles

should be no larger than eighteen inches in diameter and weigh no more

4

than forty pounds.

• Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers or items that contain CFC’s

(Freon), by law must have the gas removed by a licensed technician and

be red tagged prior to collection.

For additional information: www.texaspridedisposal.com/cityofkaty.html

City of Katy Billing Department: UB@cityofkaty.com or 281-391-4800

TRASH CAN REMINDERS

Reminder that trashcans are to be stored out of public view, except for

on designated trash days. This helps keep the community looking good.

SCOOP YOUR PET’S POOP

Please remember to be respectful of your neighbors’ yards and the

community grounds. When you take your pet for a walk, come prepared

with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. If your pet

poops during your walk, please scoop and trash. It may not be the most

fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show that you respect your

fellow neighbors’ and our beautiful community.

KATY ANIMAL CONTROL

Katy Animal Control works in conjunction with the Katy Police

Department enforcing City and State laws. Lost pets are kept in a 3,000

sq. ft. temperature controlled, state-inspected building.

The Katy Animal Shelter does not adopt out animals, therefore, it

is extremely important that pets are licensed and vaccinated at six

months of age. The department strives to make the licensing process

as convenient as possible and can be scheduled by calling the shelter

at 281-391-4740 or email dbrown@katypd.com. The shelter is open

Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM and can be reached at 281-391-

4740 (all calls are logged and returned, so please leave a message). For

after hour emergencies, please call the Katy Police Department at 281-

391-4848. It is unlawful to dump animals at the shelter.

Dogs and/or cats are not allowed to run at large on private property and

must wear collar and tags at all times.

Any person or entity raising, keeping and maintaining livestock and/or

fowl on tracts of land larger than one acre shall obtain an annual permit

from the city, except that no permit is required for single tracts of land

larger than five acres.

Live animal traps are available with a deposit and signed contract.

PLEASE NOTE: This information applies only to the incorporated city

limits of Katy. For lost pets in the areas of Fry Road, Mason Road, Grand

Parkway, please contact the county animal shelters (Harris County 281-

999-3191; Fort Bend County 281-342-1512; Waller County 979-826-8033)

or contact Special Pals at 281-579-7387 (www.specialpalsshelter.org) or

Citizens for Animal Protection at 281-497-0591 (www.cap4pets.org).

For more information visit Animal Control Ordinance: www.cityofkaty.

com/departments/animal-control

FIREWORKS PROHIBITED

Please remember that fireworks are prohibited in the City of Katy.

GATE ACCESS CARD

For access to your community pool and tennis courts, please fill out the

included form request. Return completed form to Crest Management for

processing.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We need residents to help and get involved with the new community

newsletter! We welcome your suggestions, recommendations, and

information. Contact Liz Trapolino at 281- 945-4645 or Liz.Trapolino@

crest-management.com.

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REMINDER

Please remember to care for your yard. A well maintained yard is not only

pleasing to the eye, but also helps keep our neighborhood values up.

HOME IMPROVEMENT REQUEST’S (HIR’S)

If you are planning to make improvements to your property, such as

build a pool, paint your house or any other exterior modifications, please

submit an HIR (Home Improvement Request) to Crest Management

Company. You may contact Crest Management at 281-579-0761 or

kristie.miller@crest-management.com (email). Send your HIR along with

all the necessary information to Crest Management Company. After your

request is received, you will receive an approval or denial letter. Please do

not begin a project until you have received approval.

STREETLIGHT NOT WORKING?

If you happen to notice streetlights that may not be burning or the pole

is leaning, you can contact CenterPoint Energy directly at their customer

service department at 713-207-2222. The information you will need prior to

contacting them is the actual pole number (a six-digit number that is located

on the pole itself) and the address nearest to that particular pole. You can

also report on the web @ http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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

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

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with

your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate

and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you

want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send

emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you

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

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

DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible

for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check

out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a

list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.

Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those

seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT.,

RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP -

PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN

CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

DIY CAR MAINTENANCE

When was the last time you serviced your car ON YOUR OWN? Our pretty

four wheels deserve attention, too and this means more than just a car

wash. Here are a few tune-up tips you can do on your own:

1. Air filter - You need a new air filter for your car every 12 months or

12,000 miles, whichever comes first. You can pay a mechanic and give up

your car for a day or you can replace your air filter at home in about ten

minutes.

2. Windshield Wipers - You’ll need new wiper blades after about six

months or a year of use. You shouldn’t deal with the danger of streaking

while you put off an inconvenient trip to the auto shop.

3. Oil and filter - Experts say you should change your oil every 3,000

miles, but with better products and cars operating more efficiently, you

can get away with changing it every 5,000 miles. Whichever benchmark

you decide to use, you can save time and money by handling the change

yourself.

4. Battery maintenance - if you’ve had the same battery for a few years,

pop your hood every few months and take a look at the battery to see if

it needs a simple cleaning.

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IMPORTANT DATES

April 2nd: Holiday • Students and Staff

April 12th: 6th Secondary Grading Cycle Begins

April 14th: Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

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.

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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EIGHTEEN KATY ISD SCHOOLS EARN

TEXAS HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

Katy Independent School District is focused on closing the achievement

gap and helping all its students reach academic success. To recognize

those efforts, 18 Katy ISD schools now proudly display the distinction of

being a Texas Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership

(ERP).

After an extensive analysis of student data of every public school in

Texas, these campuses demonstrated clear leadership in motivating

and achieving academic success for its students at their grade-level

and beyond. Sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education

Excellence (CBEE), the ERP Honor Roll is the only school recognition

program in the state that uses student achievement outcome data,

making it a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers

and learn about best practices that improve student success.

The 2019-20 Texas Honor Roll includes:

Elementary: Alexander, Holland, Kilpatrick, Pattison, Randolph, Shafer,

Stanley, Wilson,

Wolman

Junior High: Beckendorff, Katy, Memorial Parkway, McMeans, Seven

Lakes, Tays, WoodCreek

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our proceeds to charity. All of our tutors are straight-A students at Seven

Lakes High school and we offer a multitude of courses like creative

writing, computer science, biology, public speaking, ICTW writing and

many different math courses too. We charge $20 per class, but the first

one is free! For more information, check out donatutors.com or email

us at donatutors@gmail.com. What’s even cooler is that this summer

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COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES

WESTHEIMER LAKES & WESTHEIMER LAKES

NORTH COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES

Our residents have cleaned out their closets and can’t wait for you to

stop by on Saturday, April 17 th from 7 AM to 12 Noon! You’ll find treasures

galore in our community-wide garage sale! Residents will be selling their

items right out of their garages. For a map and list of items being sold at

Westheimer Lakes and Westheimer Lakes North, don’t forget to stop by

one of the offices on the day of the sale.

Westheimer Lakes - 26103 Canyon Fields Drive, Richmond 77406, 832-

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GRAYSON LAKES SPRING GARAGE SALE

SATURDAY, MAY 15 TH , 7-11 AM

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

LIBRARIES OFFER ONLINE

SUPPORT GROUP FOR JOB HUNTERS

Searching for a job can be difficult and stressful, but doing it in the middle

of a pandemic can be even worse. Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will

host an online Job-Search Support Group on Tuesday, April 27 th at 2 PM.

This program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. In

this online forum, job hunters will have an opportunity to network with

other people, exchange tips and leads or simply vent their frustrations

with others in the same position. Library staff will share helpful online

resources that can be accessed through the FBCL website. These free

resources can help job seekers create a better resumé, improve their

job skills, research job opportunities and careers and much more. This

online event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required

so that a link to the Webex session can be emailed to all participants.

To register online at FBCL’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on

“Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program. For

more information, call FBCL’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

CRIME STOPPERS OF HOUSTON

ANNUAL HOUSTON’S HEROES

AWARDS LUNCHEON ON MAY 4TH

Celebrating its 40 years of service to Houston and Texas, Crime Stoppers

of Houston will host its annual Houston’s Heroes Awards Luncheon on

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 11:30 AM-1 PM at the Royal Sonesta Houston

Hotel to honor outstanding individuals and organizations who have

given exemplary service to make Houston a safer place to live, work,

learn and play. Due to the public health threat from Covid-19 and the

current health and safety protocols, we will offer both an in-person

event with limited seating as well as virtual access for sponsors and

supporters to participate from home. While Crime Stoppers had to

cancel this event last Spring due to the pandemic, the organization is

unable to do so this year and reminds the community that it relies on

this event for funding. Eight distinguished awards will be awarded at

this annual fundraiser that raises funds to keep our communities safe.

For the second year, Crime Stoppers of Houston will reveal the winner

of the Dave Ward Media Excellence Award. This unique award will honor

an entity or individual who has exhibited media excellence and will be

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selected by Houston’s Media Icon Dave Ward himself, along with support

from a small committee of his constituents at Crime Stoppers of Houston.

For 40 years, Crime Stoppers of Houston has focused on solving crime

through the famed Tip Line, 713-222-TIPS and reducing overall criminal

activity by preventing it through educational community programming.

The non-profit, which fundraises year-round will directly benefit from

the luncheon’s proceeds to help further advance the Crime Stoppers’

mission. Attending the 2021 Houston’s Heroes Awards Luncheon is one

easy way to support Crime Stoppers and public safety. The event is open

to participation by all. Individual tickets start at $175 and sponsorship

opportunities are available.

Please note: Due to Covid-19, the event will be a hybrid event and we

are urging the community to still get involved. To purchase tickets, visit

https://crime-stoppers.org/get-involved/2021CSLuncheon. For more

information about the event, contact Paige Hollek at phollek@crimestoppers.org

or 713-842-7224.

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!

THEATRE/FINE 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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Caramel Popcorn with

Marshmallow

You could make this on National Caramel Popcorn Day April 6th!

INGREDIENTS:

23 large marshmallows

2 cups brown sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup (such as Karo®)

1 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 (3.5 ounce) packages microwave popcorn, popped

DIRECTIONS:

Cook and stir the marshmallows, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter

and vanilla extract together in a pot over medium-low heat until the

marshmallows are completely melted, 5 to 7 minutes.

Put the popcorn in a large bowl; pour the marshmallow mixture over the

popcorn and gently stir with a big spoon to coat.

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Oatmeal Raisin Toffee Cookies

You could make this on National Oatmeal Cookie Day April 30th!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup raisins

1 cup crushed toffee candy

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in

the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and

cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Blend in the oatmeal, raisins and toffee

bits. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10

minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes

before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

http://allrecipes.com

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April Gardening Tips

Mulch - If possible, buy Bagged Mulch. Bagging helps eliminate a great

many pests that die from various causes while in the bag. When you buy

‘loose’ mulch that is trucked to your home, you are also buying ants,

roaches, termites, etc…” Spend a little more on bagged material and save

lots of future pest problems. Keep your mulch at least 4” - 6” below the top

of your homes exposed foundation edge/side. This will aid in minimizing

pests in your home and allow for quick and accurate termite inspections.

Shrubs, Flowers and ground covers - Trim all shrubs/plants at least 12” -

18” back from your home. Do your best to create a plant free zone that is

18” - 24” wide around your home. The exception is your lawn - it can grow

up next to the slab as long as you keep it 4” - 6” below the top of the slab.

The most conducive to termite infestation are groundcover plantings,

growing high against your homes exterior or (especially) ivy that grows

on your walls.

Trees - Spray your trees at least twice annually. The spring spray

eliminates overwintering pests and fungi while preparing trees to resist

the pest onslaught of summer with residual pesticides. The fall spray also

kills pests from the summer, prevents most fungi from occurring over the

winter and puts your valuable asset off to a healthy winter’s dormancy.

Lawn - Spring is the perfect time to do a fungicide treatment to stop

brown patch in its tracks along with other fungi. If your lawn is thin and

weak in some areas, here are some important fundamentals: a) lawn

aeration” b) fertilization” c) weed control.

Most important is proper watering:

• Water once per week (unless you get a 1/2” rain or more - then do not

water.)

• Water heavily (1” - 2”) for total lawn coverage.

• In severe drought, water every 5th day.

• Water from 5 AM to 7 AM in the morning - NOT AT NIGHT.

• A heavy deep weekly watering makes the turf grow deeper, stronger

and more drought resistant roots.

• Less watering also saves you money!!

WHEN IS EARTH DAY?

This observance always falls on April 22 nd . On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic

of fresh air, contact with the soil and companionship with nature! Walk

through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss.

Go outside, no matter what the weather!

Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an

interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. In 1970,

San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord

Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration.

McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose

April 22 nd . Millions of people participated and today Earth Day continues

to be widely celebrated with events on both dates.

The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees for Earth

Day. Other Earth Day activities and ideas are: Plant wildflowers, Go

native! Plants thrive when they’re natural to your area, bring nature into

the garden with plants that attract butterflies, try an organic vegetable

garden and conserve water.

Source: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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