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NO TRASH PICKUP ON THANKSGIVING DAY

The next trash pickup will be collected on your next regularly

scheduled trash service day (Monday following Thanksgiving).

Please do not put your trash out until 6 PM or later the day before

pickup.

SYDNEY HARBOUR YARD OF THE MONTH

The October Yard of the Month winners for Sydney Harbour

are Brent and Lori Heraly of 18015 Obelisk Bay. Please help the

Landscape Committee congratulate Brent and Lori. The Heraly’s

say they enjoy the pride that Sydney Harbour residents have in

keeping the neighborhood beautiful, as well as the helpfulness and

friendliness of our community. Their yard makes an outstanding

contribution to the appearance of our neighborhood, for which

we all are grateful

SYDNEY HARBOUR IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MONTAGE COMMUNITY SERVICES

Sussan Martinez, Association Manager 832-600-4142

Pool Card Admin/Customer Service

sussan.martinez@montagecommunityservices.com

www.sydneyharbourhoa.org

SCHOOLS

Farney Elementary School 281-373-2850

Goodson Middle School 281-373-2350

Cy-Woods High School 281-213-1800

www.cfisd.net

TRASH/WATER

Cypress Hill MUD #1

www.cypressmud1.com

Water/Sewer - Best Trash 281-313-2378

TRASH COLLECTION - Mondays & Thursdays

RECYCLING - Mondays Only

SECURITY

For a Real Emergency Dial 911

Precinct 4 Constable - Main Dispatch 281-376-3472

Precinct 4 Vacation Watch constablepct4.com/vacation-watch-request

Priority Protection - Private Security (non-emergency) 832-243-5056

Harris County Sheriff’s Department 713-221-6000

Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department 713-466-6161

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Animal Control 713-439-6000/281-999-3191

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-468-8972

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

Reliant Energy (Repair) 713-207-7777

Electricity - Reliant Energy 281-897-8808

(You can choose your electric provider)

Gas - 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

US Post Office 281-373-9125

16635 Spring Cypress Rd

Metro Park & Ride 713-635-4000

MEDICAL FACILITIES

North Cypress Medical Center 281-894-0003

Cy-Fair Medical Center 281-890-4285

Methodist Hospital - Willowbrook 281-477-1000

Memorial Herman Hospital Cypress 832-334-0193

St. Luke’s Heath - The Vintage 832-534-5000

Texas Children’s Hospital - Cypress 281-890-6514

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NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

FOR SYDNEY HARBOUR

New playground equipment was originally scheduled to be

installed mid-September in the playground area next to the pool.

However, because of manufacturing and resource issues the

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SYDNEY HARBOUR HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST

The holidays are around the corner! The Landscape Committee

would like you to “Help Light Up Sydney Harbour” this Holiday

Season! First Place winner will receive a $100 Lowes Gift Card and

Second Place winner will receive a $75 Lowes Gift Card. Decorate

your yard and be a winner!

We hope all residents will participate. Judging by residents will

end Sunday, December 19 th at 8 PM. Reminder: Please be sure you

have your Christmas Lights on that evening. The Yard of the Month

Subcommittee needs your help. Go to sydneyharbour2009@

yahoo.com and VOTE for your favorite Yards. We need your votes

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SYDNEY HARBOUR EMAIL LIST

Please send your email address, along

with your name and home address, to

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APPROVAL PROCESS FOR EXTERIOR

IMPROVEMENT/MODIFICATION

APPLICATIONS IN SYDNEY HARBOUR

Homeowners interested in spending more time outdoors will

want to make improvements and/or modifications to their exterior

property. The HOA Architectural Control Committee is responsible

for reviewing and approving all applications before these changes

are made.

A quick review of the steps involved in submitting an application

is as follows:

1. Log In to the Sydney Harbour HOA website at http://sydneyharbourhoa.

org/sl_login.php using your “User Name” and Password.”

2. On the “HOME” page, select “Architectural Control” under the

“Welcome” list to read a description of the application approval

process.

3. Next select “Governing Documents” under the “Members” list

to see a list of applicable documents.

4. Next select “Architectural Guidelines / Improvement” to read a

one-page instruction letter and a two-page list of instructions for

completing an application.

5. Return to the “Governing Documents” page and select

“Architectural Guidelines Change Form” to find a blank form that

can be completed with appropriate information and submitted

along with any other required information required by the

instruction letter and instruction list. Completed applications are

be mailed or emailed to the appropriate address provided in the

instruction letter.

Please note that the “Governing Documents” page has several

other documents to assist in an understanding of and reasons for

the application approval process.

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Located in the Chase Bank Building on FM 529

Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

with Cranberries & Kale

2 medium butternut squash about 2 1/2 pounds each

2 teaspoons olive oil divided

3/4 cup quinoa

1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth or chicken broth

1 bunch kale stems removed and chopped

(about 6 lightly packed cups)

2 cloves garlic minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus additional for roasting squash

1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus additional for roasting squash

1 can low sodium chickpeas (15 ounces), rinsed and drained

Zest of 1 orange plus 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

1/3 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries

Grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese, optional

Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat

the oven to 425 degrees F. Halve the butternut

squash, scoop out the seeds, then arrange the halves

on a baking tray, cut sides up. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon

olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bake

45-55 minutes, just until the squash is fork tender.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Reduce the oven

temperature to 375 degrees.

While the squash is baking, place the broth in a small

saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa, return

to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and let simmer

for 12 minutes, until most of the broth is absorbed.

Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 15

minutes. Fluff with a fork, then set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive

over medium. Add the kale and cook until wilted,

about 4 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium

low. Add the garlic, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and

1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook 30 additional seconds,

until is fragrant. Stir in the chickpeas, orange

zest, orange juice, cooked quinoa, and cranberries.

Once the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out

the flesh, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick border around

the sides and a 3/4-inch border along the bottom.

Reserve the flesh for another use (or if you don’t

mind a super duper stuffed squash, mix it in with the

rest of the filling). Stuff the kale quinoa filling into

the squash halves, then return the squash to the

oven. Bake at 375 degrees until hot, about 10 additional

minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and serve warm.

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fun Things to do

AROUND TOWN...

11/6

Houston Día de los Muertos Parade

November 6, 2021, 2 PM - 10 PM

Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston

With this heartfelt parade, it is our mission to celebrate

the living and honor our beloved. No matter

who you are, no matter where you are from, we want you to attend

the parade and festival. If there is something we all share is the love

and grief for our family and friends who left us and in this Dia de

los Muertos, we are all one.

11/6

St. Cuthbert Church Sixteenth

Annual International Festival

November 6th, 3-5 PM

St. Cuthbert Church will host the Sixteenth Annual

International Festival on Saturday, November 6 th

from 3-5 PM in the front yard of the church. The International Festival

honors all the different countries, heritages and backgrounds

represented in our very unique and diverse congregation. With

health and safety precautions at the forefront, the Festival includes

food, entertainment and so much more to learn about our world.

St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road, Houston, 77095.

Visit stcuthbert.org for more information. Come experience the

international world of St. Cuthbert and never leave your zip code!

11/11-11/14

Nutcracker Market

Thurs, November 11, 10 AM - 8 PM

Friday, November 12, 10 AM - 8 PM

Saturday, November 13, 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, November 14, 10 AM - 5 PM

NRG Center

https://www.nrgpark.com/events/nutcracker-market-2021/

Whether you are a shopper, committee member, staff member, donor,

volunteer, merchant, vendor, sponsor, or social media follower, YOU

have been an integral part in making this Market the success that it

is. Without your interest, curiosity, passion, dedication, enthusiasm,

generosity, hard work, commitment, and love… the Market simply

wouldn’t be where it is today. Since our inception in 1981, YOU have

helped us contribute over $75.3 million dollars to the Houston Ballet

Foundation in support of its Academy and scholarship programs.

Although saying “Thank You” does not seem to be enough, we are

truly grateful for 40 years of support.

Houston Powwow

November 13th & 14th

11/13-11/14 Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Pkwy

A two day Native American Powwow with colorful

tribal dance contests, and arts & crafts show, tipis,

honoring ceremonies, singing and much more! Presented by the DFW

Inter-Tribal Association. https://tradersvillage.com/houston/events/powwow/

12/12-12/13

11/25

Dickens Market at Cypress Creek

November 12th & 13th, 9 AM - 4 PM

This year’s annual Dickens Market features all types

of vendors from food, crafts, Christmas gifts, books,

and anything else you can think of to check off your

holiday shopping lists. The market also features carolers from the

Cypress Creek Community Chorale and guest elementary school

choirs. In addition, we have raffles for items donated by our vendors.

Raffle tickets are on sale only during the market and winners will be

contacted via phone call after the drawings take place. Winners will

have 24 hours to respond.

The market will take place as long as the pandemic has been contained

and the community center/church reopened to the public.

Please help protect our wonderful vendors and patrons who may be

more vulnerable than you by socially distancing, wearing a mask,

and washing your hands.

YMCA Turkey Dash -

A Community Tradition

November 25th

The Katy Area YMCA’s will host the 19 th Annual

YMCA Turkey Dash to be held at Monty Ballard

YMCA at Cinco Ranch Providing Fitness, Fun and Holiday Fellowship

safely for the Whole Family on Thanksgiving Day, November 25,

2021. The tradition returns for 2021 and we are excited to return

to hosting a live race that will run through the Cinco Ranch

community as in years passed. With four events to choose from,

there’s something for everyone; a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Walk/Run, a 1

mile Kids’ Run and also a Virtual Race option. Live races will be

start and conclude at Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch. All

registered race participants will receive a t-shirt with their race

packets and those completing their Live 10k and 5k will receive

a finisher’s medal. Youth participating in the Live 1 Mile Kids’ Run

will receive a kids’ run finisher’s medal. 5,000 participants and

more than 1,500 spectators and volunteers are expected to take

part in this year’s event. Race day highlights include 10K and 5K

awards in age categories, a post race party featuring refreshments,

local businesses, games and a Kids Fun Zone. A runners’ costume

contest will be held with awards for most creative, best theme and

judge’s choice. In addition to completing a good race, participants

have the satisfaction of knowing their race fees go toward a good

cause, the YMCA Be The Change Campaign. This annual fundraiser

ensures that Katy families have access to Y programs and services

regardless of their ability to pay. Interested in participating,

volunteering or becoming a sponsor? Visit https://runsignup.com/

Race/TX/Katy/KatyYMCATurkeyDash, email ymcaturkeydash@

ymcahouston.org or call the YMCA at 281-392-5055

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12/4

12/4-12/5

Fairfield Christmas Market

December 4, 2021, 9 AM - 2 PM

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

20155 Cypresswood Dr, Cypress

A variety of vendors selling an assortment of products

- perfect for Christmas shopping! Come early, as we hear many of the

vendors often run out of their goods before noon!

Now-

11/28

Texas Renaissance Festival

Weekends, Now - Nov 28 &

Thanksgiving Friday, 9 AM - 8 PM

Since 1974, there has been a magical 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.

CFISD Country Christmas Craft Show

December 4th, 9 AM - 5 PM •

December 5th, 10 AM - 4 PM

Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center,

11206 Telge Road, Cypress, TX 77429

Dickens on the Strand

December 3-5th, 2021

The Strand, Galveston

12/3-12/5

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century

Victorian London, features parades, non-stop

entertainment on multiple stages, strolling carolers,

roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers, and a host of other entertainers.

Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and

rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired

crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and gift items.

Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash

December 4th, 8 AM - 11 AM

12/4 Energy Corridor District, 777 N. Eldridge Pkwy, Houston

houstonholiday5k.com

Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that

mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us!

12/6

Holiday Market Expo

December 2nd, 12-4 PM

The Hilton Rooftop, 6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77081

Come enjoy rooftop vibes with breathtaking panoramic

views of Houston’s skyline. This event will be filled with

great networking opportunities, shopping, great food, entertainment,

resources and some of Houston’s most dedicated community leaders.

12/18

Wreaths Across America

December 18, 2021, 11 AM

Houston National Cemetery,

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston

Come by and take a few minutes to honor a veteran

and see what Wreaths Across America is all about. There is no charge.

For full details visit, https://waahouston.com

12/18

International Food Festival

December 18, 2021, 12 PM - 6 PM

The Zone, 10371 Stella Link, Houston, TX 77025

The Best caterers from around the world! Live

performances, cultural music & dancing, crafts,

clothing, service vendors and more! Free entry with RSVP to www.

texasfoodfest.com. For more info contact Ms. Clara at 832-461-6729.

12/19-12/21

Home For The Holidays

November 19th - 21st, 2021

First Call Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM

General Admission Friday, 2 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM

Leonard. E Merrell Center

6301 S Stadium Ln. Katy, TX, 77494

Three days of fun, holiday shopping is underway with Katy’s largest

gift market! With more than 150 merchants to shop with, you’re sure

to find lots of new, unique, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place to

have you ready for all your festive events. Grab your girlfriends, mom,

or daughter, and come enjoy the fun, while shopping and supporting

some of the cutest shops at Home for the Holidays Gift Market!

10710 Barker Cypress

(about one mile south of Hwy. 290 in the

HSE Medical Parking Lot)

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