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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
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
Farney Elementary School 281-373-2850
Goodson Middle School 281-373-2350
Cy-Woods High School 281-213-1800
Cypress Hill MUD #1
Water/Sewer - Best Trash 281-313-2378
TRASH COLLECTION - Mondays & Thursdays
RECYCLING - Mondays Only
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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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
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
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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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@
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for this event to be successful.
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APPROVAL PROCESS FOR EXTERIOR
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
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
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
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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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
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.
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!
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
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.
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/
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
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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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!
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
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
Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that
mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us!
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.
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
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.
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!
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(about one mile south of Hwy. 290 in the
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