Concord Bridge October 2021

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Official Newsletter of Concord Bridge

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CONCORD BRIDGE HELPFUL NUMBERS

Preferred Management Services, AAMC®

P.O. Box 690269 Houston, TX 77269 • 281-897-8808

Kay Serventi, Property Manager

CONCORD BRIDGE BOARD MEMBERS

Mary Ann Harvey, President

Maria Cutlip Vice President

Daria Gorrity, Secretary

Trudy Culp, Treasurer

Matt Burton, Member at Large

*Mail all Board correspondence to

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Concord Bridge Pet Hotline 281-468-9414

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a streetlight on during daylight hours, visit CenterPoint Energy’s website

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When reporting a streetlight in need of repair, it is important to provide

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TRASH PICKUP

Texas Pride Disposal is the company used in all sections of Concord

Bridge. For information regarding your service, please contact them at

281-342-8178. Time: Have waste ready for collection no later than 6 AM

Household Garbage: • Waste must be placed in bags or personal

containers between 20 and 95-gallons. • Cans or bags cannot exceed 50

pounds.

Heavy Trash: • Two heavy items collected EVERY service day.

Heavy trash/bulk waste includes waste that is not generated on a regular

basis, including:

• Furniture (couch, table, mattress, box spring, desk, dresser, etc.).

• Appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc.).

• Hot Water Heaters.

• Fencing/Decking/Siding (please remove nails, cut into lengths 4’ or less

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bundle under 50 pounds, limit eight bundles per service day).

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• Place grass clippings in cans or bags under 50 pounds.

• Branches should be placed in CLEAR, INDIVIDUAL piles measuring no

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eight bundles per service day.

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Your annual fees of $370 were due on January 1, 2020 and were delinquent

on February 1, 2020. Unless you made arrangements for a payment plan

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Pool/recreation access will not be given to homeowners with delinquent

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PROPER DISPOSAL HELPS EVERYONE!

Do you know what to do with leftover used cooking oil and grease?

Never wash cooking fats, oil or grease (FOG) down the drain, as they can

cause the sewer line to back up into your home. If the drain clogs and

causes a sewer line blockage it may cause the back up to flow onto the

street and into the storm drains which flow to our bayous and eventually

Galveston Bay. This material is harmful to the waterways and the creatures

that live there.

RECYCLE IT INSTEAD!

The Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Facility provides a free

residential FOG drop-off site for easy disposal. FOG items can be recycled

into bio-diesel fuels, a feed additive for animals and other processes that

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save natural resources. Please do NOT mix FOG with any other items,

such as automotive waste (no auto oils or lubricants) because if these are

mixed they cannot be recycled. Also, please bring your FOG in a container

that we can keep. This service is for residents of Harris County only.

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fun recipes for

for halloween

ghost pizza bagels

INGREDIENTS

8 slices mozzarella

8 mini bagels

1/2 c. marinara

4 black olives

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut

mozzarella slices into ghost shapes using

a paring knife. • Spread a thin layer of

marinara over pizza bagel and top with

ghost. • Bake until cheese is melty, 10

minutes. • Meanwhile, cut olives into

little pieces for eyes. Dot the ghosts and

serve.

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spooky grilled cheese

INGREDIENTS

butter

8 slices pumpernickel or dark rye bread

4 slices cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. Using a Halloween themed cookie

cutter, take four slices of the bread and

cut out the centers.

2. Heat butter in a griddle or skillet over

medium heat.

3. Cook the cut side pieces of bread and

the whole pieces of bread in the saute

pan for 3 minutes. Flip the whole piece

of bread, cover with a slice of cheese and

top with the un-cooked piece of cut-out

bread cooking an additional 3 minutes or

until the cheese is melted.

4. Serve.

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fun Things to do

AROUND TOWN...

9TH ANNUAL FALL

FESTIVAL & CRAFT SHOW

OCTOBER 2, 2021, 9 AM TILL 3 PM

5373 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77449

Free Admission!!!! Shopping, Children’s Activities, Petting Zoo

and food! Bring the entire family and friends for a fun filled

day! Vendors contact Mary @ saintpaulschurch@charter.net.

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OCTOBER 2 ND , 12 PM - 7 PM

OCTOBER 3 RD , 12 PM - 6 PM

7810 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

Live Auctions, Silent Auctions, raffle, craft fair, live entertainment, bingo, attic

treasures, food, drinks, games and fun! Questions email festival@silcc.org.

KATY WINE FEST

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021

The Katy Wine Fest is a must for any wine lover! Highlighting

a wide selection of wines from Texas and beyond, guests will

sample rare finds and unique vintages not found in your local

grocery store. We’re certain you’ll find a few new favorites!

Along with a fantastic selection of wine, the Katy Wine Fest

will feature local restaurants serving delicious light bites. For those more into hops

and barley, craft beer will be available for sampling. Live musical entertainment, a

wine pull, silent auction and Big Board auction featuring fantastic items will round

out the evening. Proceeds of the event will directly benefit the Brookwood Center

for Learning. The Katy Wine Fest is perfect for a special date night or Girls Night

Out. Mark your calendars, grab your tickets and join the Cinco Ranch Rotary for the

Katy Wine Fest! We look forward to seeing you there!

KATY RICE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 TH , 6 PM - 10 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 TH , 10 AM - 10 PM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 TH , 12 PM - 6 PM

Kick the weekend off Friday evening with live music, food

trucks and beer! Bring the family and enjoy a full day of

great craft vendors, live music, food trucks & much more!

There will be fun for the whole family, including a kids/teen zone, craft beer and

expanded food area. Free Shuttle Service to and from the Merrell Center all day!

https://www.katyricefestival.com/

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OCT. 2

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OCT. 8

OCT. 8-10

PLYMOUTH UNITED CHURCH

PUMPKIN PATCH

OCTOBER 3 RD -31 ST ,

5927 Louetta Rd, Spring • plymouthunited.org

Pumpkins, Pet adoptions, local vendors, garage sales!

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OCT. 9-

NOV. 28

BAYOU CITY ART

FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 9-10, 2021, 10 AM - 6 PM

Located along Allen Parkway

and Sam Houston Park

Tickets: www.artcolonyassociation.org

CHAPPELL HILL

SCARECROW FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 9-10

5070 Main St, Chappell Hill, TX 77426

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OCTOBER 9 TH -NOVEMBER 28 TH ,

9 AM - 8 PM

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kingdom about an hour north of the Houston area, where

guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted

world filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies

and elves, pirates and peasants and other fanciful delights.

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OCT. 16

PICK-A-DILLY

CRAFT FAIR

St. Peter’s UMC •

20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy

OCTOBER 16, 2021, 9 AM - 4 PM

St. Peter’s 30 th annual craft fair will be just in time for

Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Proceeds from

Pick-a-dilly Craft Fair and Silent Auction will benefit St.

Peter’s United Methodist Church Missions.

OCT. 17

TREAT STREET

OCTOBER 17 TH FROM 5-8 PM

Join Cinco Ranch Church of Christ for our

annual Treat Street on October 17 th from 5-8

PM. This free event is for our families to enjoy a

safe evening where our community gets to wear costumes, get

candy, enjoy a hot dog dinner and play in the bounce houses.

If you would like more information on this event, please visit

www.cincochurch.com/crkids. We can’t wait to see you there!

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OKTOBERFEST HOUSTON

OCTOBER 22 ND , 5 PM - 10 PM

OCT. 22-23

OCTOBER 23 RD , 12 PM - 10 PM

Join us for the 9th annual Oktoberfest Houston,

showcasing German and Texas culture in one

fantastic day! First 250 tickets sold are 50% off! The

Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007.

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

HOLIDAY MARKET

OCT. 23

LADIES AUXILIARY OF

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON

OCTOBER 23, 2021

It’s Holiday Shopping Time! The Ladies Auxiliary

from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is holding their annual Gingerbread

Village Holiday Market on October 23, 2021! It is held at 6646

Addicks Satsuma Road, Houston, TX 77086. The event opens at 9

AM and continues until 4 PM. Admission is free! Arts, crafts, unique

products and many, many more items will be featured. Get a head

start on your holiday shopping all in one place! A wonderful lunch

menu will be offered including barbecue pork sandwiches, baked

potatoes, etc. Come join the fun!

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OCT. 30

OCT. 30

HOWL-O-WEEN

KATY DOG PARK

OCTOBER 30, 2021, 9 AM - 11 AM

Costume Contest, games, door prizes &

vendors Event entry is a donation of pet food

for our local shelter

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OCTOBER 30, 2021, 3 PM - 5 PM

14423 West Rd, Houston, TX 77041

Drive-thru trunk or treat!

OKTOBERFEST

OCTOBER 30, 2021, 11 AM-9 PM

Family Fun Event at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic

OCT. 30 Church - International Food, Vietnamese, Pupusas,

Tacos, BBQ, Hotdogs, Desserts, Hamburgers, Funnel

cakes, Beer and Wine Garden, Music, Dance, Hayride,

Pumpkin Patch, Arts and Crafts, Hay Maze, Camel

Ride, Pony Ride Petting Zoo, Exotic Animal shows, Ice Skating

Performance by Paul and Gillian Schatz, Face painting, Games, Prizes,

Model Railway Train Exhibition, Bingo, Auction, Free Candy, and so

much more. Wear your favorite Saint Costume! Free Shuttle, Free

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fun crafts to do

for halloween

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1. Start with the right pumpkin.

Choose one that's fresh, with a sturdy stem, no bruises, and a

flat bottom so it won't roll while you carve.

2. Cut from the bottom, not the top. Michael

Natiello, pumpkin carving pro and creative director for The Great

Jack-o'-Lantern Blaze, says cutting your "lid" from the bottom of

the pumpkin helps prevent the sides from caving in later.

3. If you do carve from the top, cut out the lid

on an angle. This way it won't drop inside the pumpkin

when you put it back on top, like it would with a straight upand-down

cut. A boning knife should work well for this.

4. Scoop out all the pulp (and then some). You

can buy a special "claw" for pumpkin gutting, but an ice cream

scoop will do just fine. Thin the inner wall of the "face" area to

1¼-inch thick, so it will be easier to pierce the shell.

5. Sketch out your design on paper first. If you

draw your jack-o'-lantern face to size, Natiello says you can

use it as a pattern: Just tape it to the front of your pumpkin

and use a fork or pencil to poke holes along the lines you want

to carve. (Or save yourself from creative blocks by getting a

pumpkin carving kit, complete with a marker, scraper, cutting

tools, and pre-made patterns.)

6. Hold the pumpkin in your lap. It's easier to create

features when the face is gazing up at you. Natiello suggests

using a serrated kitchen knife or an X-Acto knife for carving,

but to make intricate designs, you could try using a small saw.

Just don't cut on a slant — clean up-and-down slices look best.

How to carve a pumpkin

7. Start by making simple rough cuts. If you get

the big pieces of pumpkin out of the way first, you can go back

and clean up the edges of your design later.

8. Use your scraps creatively. Make a tongue, pipe,

or hair accessories out of a discarded piece of pumpkin shell,

for example.

9. Keep your pumpkin fresh. Natiello recommends

spreading petroleum jelly on the cut edges to seal in moisture.

If your pumpkin still shrivels a few days later, you can revive it

with a facedown soak in cold water for up to eight hours.

10. Create a chimney. First, leave the lid on for a few

minutes while the candle burns. Then make a small hole where

the lid has blackened. Or, save yourself the stress and go with

battery-operated votives instead.

11. Sprinkle cinnamon inside the lid. That way,

when you light the candle, your jack-o'-lantern will smell like

a pumpkin pie. Yum.

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Hanging Bat Craft

Here’s a simple hanging bat craft for kids using empty toilet paper rolls. These

adorable cardboard tube bats are a great way for kids to help decorate for

fall or Halloween. They also make a great activity to go with the children’s

book, Stellaluna! (Free bat wing template is provided on website www.

buggyandbuddy.com.)

Materials for Bat Craft

Cardboard tube (We used an empty toilet paper roll.)

Tempera paint (black or brown) and paintbrush

Construction paper (black or brown)

Black pipe cleaners

Scissors

Single hole punch (This is my favorite! It can punch through multiple

sheets without making your hand sore!)

Glue

Googly eyes

Marker (We used black and silver Sharpies.)

Bat wing template (optional)

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3. Glue the wings onto the back of the cardboard tube.

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to draw a mouth.

5. Punch two holes in the bottom of your cardboard tube. This is where

the legs will go.

6. Cut a black pipe cleaner in half. Twist one end of each pipe cleaner

through each punched hole.

7. To make the feet, snip off the last inch of each leg. Wrap the one-inch

piece of pipe cleaner around the bottom of each leg. Fold the middle part

of the foot to make a hook for hanging.

8. Hang your bat up for fall or Halloween!

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