Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

October 22, 2010

in this issue
Voting Information
Improving our Village - Some Ideas
Upgrades for Sawmill Park
Fall Farmer's Market has Begun
Identity Theft Presentation
N Style Salon Specials
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We are interested in your concerns and comments. Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments to: suggestions@gmva.org.

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Voting Time is Here, with Early Voting In Progress
If you live in Grogan's Mill, voting is easy and quick. GM residents can vote early at the Community Center next to the Library. Voting times are shown below;

November 2, 2010 Joint Election
Early Voting Dates and Times

Oct 18 - 22 Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Oct 23 Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Oct 24 Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Oct 25 - 29 Mon - Fri
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Voting on Election Day, November 2 will be at your local Precinct voting place.

32 - Wilkerson Intermediate School, 12312 Sawmill Road, The Woodlands 77380, Science Lab

45 - Timber Lakes/Timber Ridge Fire Station, 3434 Royal Oaks Drive, Spring 77380, Bays 1 & 2

84 - South Montgomery County Fire Station # 1, 335 Volunteer Lane @ Budde Spring 77380, ESD Meeting

67 - Lamar Elementary School, 1300 Many Pines Road, The Woodlands 77380

View a sample ballot for the county. The actual ballot you will have will be much shorter with votes for Congressman, state officers, state representative, JP, and the school district.

There are several internet sites, such as AARP, the Houston Chronicle, that will give you their views on the best candidates.
Improving the Village and Futue use of the WAC Site - Important Questions
At its monthly meeting this past Monday, Bruce Webb, the pastor of the First Baptist Church "FBC" (Grogan's Mill Road and Sawdust) suggested a three point program for improving the Village:
  1. Members of the FBC partner with the GMVA in restoring and preserving Grogan's Mill.
  2. That we partner to ask the Township to remodel the pedestrian bridge over Grogan's Mill Road, creating a landmark consistent with the character of The Woodlands. He had specific suggestions and an artist's rendering, which will be posted on our website and Facebook pages.
  3. That we partner to ask the Township to move the Sawmill Park to the former site of the Woodlands Athletic Center "WAC" (located off of South Millbend behind the Grogan's Mill Village Center) and create one of the premier parks in The Woodlands. The FBC would like to buy the existing Sawmill park site, which borders their church property.

These proposals gained some immediacy as the DSC approved concept plans for a three-story apartment complex on the WAC site at their meeting this week. The Township has also allocated $500,000 in remodeling and upgrading Sawmill Park with plans to begin the work in 2010. These funds could possibly be re-directed toward the proposed "new" Sawmill Park at the WAC site.

The GMVA wants to know what your opinions are on the three point program listed above and the proposed new apartments. We would like to know if you are supportive of the suggested proposals and/or interested in working to implement them. Please contact GMVA President, Deborah Sargeant at dcsbusiness@sbcglobal.net or comment on our Facebook page for all to see.
Upgrades for Sawmill Park
The Townhip has voted to spend $500,000 on upgrading Sawmill Park next year. Exact plans have not been finalized but money will probably go to both the pool and sports fields. If you have ideas on what you would like to see done please let us know by reply email or comment on the Grogan's Mill Facebook page.
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Fall Farmer's Market Every Saturday
Mark your calendars for the Fall season of the Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market.

The market will be open every Saturday 8 AM to NOON during our Fall Market Season of October 2 to December 11, 2010. The market is located in the Grogan's Mill Village Center parking lot near Randall's.

Open rain or shine and on Thanksgiving weekend. All local vendors offering sustainably grown & organically grown produce, grass fed beef, Texas handmade artisan cheeses, goat cheese, coffee, local honey, breads & pastries, no sugar added baked goods, pancake mixes, marshmallows & hot cocoa mixes, prepared tamales, Indian cuisine & Mediterranean food, natural & goat milk bath sundries, beautiful orchids, olive trees and olive oil. There is something for everyone.
Remember to bring your corks and plastic bottle caps to the Farmer's Market to make Grogan's Mill the TOPS in recycling.
Don't be a Victim of Identity Theft
Lt. Ralph Smith of the Sheriff's office will speak on this subject Wedneday, October 27 from noon till 1PM at the Woodlands Township Service Center, 2201 Lake Woodlands, Drive.
N-Style Salon Specials ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
October Specials at N Style Salon:

FREE eyebrow wax w/ every Shampoo, Cut & Style
$65.00 T Zone Special 10 foils (one color) + Haircut + Blowdry
$18.00 Men's wet cuts
$65.00 Perms (long & thick hair - extra) Style Not included
$50.00 off Brazilian Blowout! takes curly, frizzy hair to smooth, straight hair
NINA did it! Come by and give your opinion

25% off All REDKEN Hair Products
25% off Hairbrushes
$12.75 SHIVA Shapeit Hairspray (reg $17)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the staff of N Style Salon!
Come by Saturday, October 30th 9am to 6pm
Show off your costume and enjoy the refreshments with us!
The most ORIGINAL costume, will receive a FREE Shampoo, cut & style on your next visit!
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