Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter
September 12, 2010

in this issue
September 2010 Yard of the Month Winners Announced
Fall Farmer's Market Begins in October
Precautions Against West Nile Virus
Support Stretch to the Cure
Win a First Aid Backpack
Recreation Programs for the Fall
Save Corks and Caps for November
National Night Out in October
Arts in the Park
N Style Salon Specials
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September Yard of the Month Winners Announced
August 2010 Yard of the Month
Olwynne and Doug Gleason of West Shaker Court are the winners of the September Yard of the Month Award
Olwynne and Doug Gleason moved from Northern California into their Grogan's Point home 15 years ago. Both became Texas Master Gardeners to learn what to plant and how to garden in our challenging climate. They also volunteer at the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Olwynne's interest is ferns, shade plants and plants from her native South Africa. Her favorites include mother fern (Woodwardia orientalis), lace fern (Microlepsis strigosa), giant ligularia, and cape plumbago. Doug's interest is roses, mostly antiques or old garden roses. His favorites are Old Blush, Carefree Beauty (aka Katy Road Pink), Ducher and Marie Daly. Their private back yard blends these favorites with crepe myrtle, duranta, camellias, hydrangeas, perennials, seasonal annuals and native hardwoods, pines and yaupon. They've bought many of their plants at Mercer's annual March Mart sale - where they sell their favorites. Congratulations.
In photo:Franklin Palmer, Olwynne and Doug Gleason , Jim Upham
Fall Farmer's Market Begins October 2nd
Mark your calendars for the start of the Fall season of the Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market. Several new and unique vendors were welcomed to the Spring Market and are planning on returning to the Fall Market, opening Saturday, October 2nd.
Our produce growers have all indicated their intent to return in the Fall with their fresh-grown vegetables and fruits, plus we'll have all our other familiar vendors with their meats, eggs, cheeses, prepared ethnic cuisines, olive oils, breads, coffees, desserts, dog treats, soaps, and candles. Reminders of our opening will be posted in this newsletter, plus we'll continue our new tradition of email "blasting" all our subscribers on Fridays with all the anticipated specials for that Saturday along with a listing of the fresh produce available at the market that weekend. Thanks to all our Farmer's Market supporters and the GMVA looks forward to seeing you and your families and friends again in October.
Take Precautions Against West Nile
The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed that a pool of mosquitoes in The Woodlands Township/South Montgomery County area has tested positive for West Nile Virus. Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites.

Avoid being out of doors from dusk to dawn when disease-carrying mosquitoes are active. If you must be out, wear long, loose, light-colored clothing. Use repellent. Follow the label instructions. Avoid over-watering, control run-off from sprinklers and eliminate sources of standing water. Check water meter boxes, French drains, plant pots. Change pet water and bird baths regularly.

For more information about repellents and controlling mosquitoes, visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov. Click on Environmental Services.
Support Stretch to the Cure ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
During the week of September 20th Body & Brain is supporting "Stretch to the Cure", a campaign initiated by the National Foundation for Cancer Research to find alternative, non-invasive, holistic approaches to cancer treatment.
Classes on Wednesday and Thursday September 22 and 23 are open classes, everyone is welcome, regardless of experience or condition. Donations will go to "Stretch to the Cure". Call Maureen on 281 292 2900 for more details or visit National Foundation for Cancer Research.
Body & Brain Holistic Yoga
Grogan's Mill Village Center
The Woodlands, TX
281 292 2900
Schedule an Emergency Preparedness Meeting - Win a Backpack
The Woodlands Watch, a program of The Woodlands Township, is encouraging residents to get ready for hurricane season by scheduling an emergency preparedness meeting in their neighborhoods. Residents who sponsor emergency preparedness meetings are eligible to win a Red Cross emergency backpack. Each backpack is worth $75 and includes essential supplies for one adult, including drinking water packets and food ration packages. The Woodlands Watch will award one of these backpacks each month through October. The official hurricane season in the United States is from June 1 to November 30.
For information on how to schedule an emergency preparedness meeting or to join The Woodlands Watch, residents may contact The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800 or neighbor@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
from FEMA: The Atlantic and Central Pacific Hurricane Season runs from June 1-November 30. This year more storms than normal are predicted. The ocean temperature, a key ingredient in storm generation, is four degrees higher than in the last few years--a sign that we need to pay attention.

For more preparedness information, please visit www.Ready.gov.
Recreation Programs for the Fall
There are some great programs coming soon, we have highlighted just a few below! Get all the details in the Fall 2010 Action Guide. Don't forget, we can't have a program without you so please register early.
Gymnastics is back at The Recreation Center with Star Gymnastics. Enter your child in gymnastics to develop the fundamentals of performance exercise. This program is developed to train both the mind and body's physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, balance, and grace. Taught by NCAA Division I Gymnast Alison Sarucci.
Total Nutrition, Health & Fitness - Re-do Your Fridge- Clean out your refrigerator and pantry and get a healthy start to the season. Learn how to grocery shop for your health. Instructor: Total Nutrition, Health & Fitness Trainer James Mosbey, who specializes in personal training and personal food plan designs. Tuesdays, August 31 - September 28 at 9:30 a.m. or Wednesdays, September 1-29th at 4:00 p.m. FEE: $60.
Start Saving Now for the 3R Bazaar
The 3R Bazaar observing American Recycles Day
Show us Your Village is TOPS in recycling!
Evironmental Services will be featuring two NEW recycling opportunities for CAPs & Corks to keep more items out of the waste stream
Start saving your caps and corks for collection at this event THE 3R Bazaar and earn the TOPS distinction for your Village
WHEN: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10am - 2pm
WHERE: 8203 Millennium Forest Dr.
Large Activity Room PARDES2 and near parking
WHAT: Celebrating the 3Rs--reducing, reusing and recycling--in observance of America Recycles Day with the goal of highlighting charitable donations along with closing the loop.
Planned activities for the day to increase awareness of recycling and reuse opportunities :
� Buy Recycled Boutique
� Shred Day with donations to Interfaith Food Pantry
� Caps & Corks Collection; cast your VOTE for your Village with caps & corks to demonstrate
We're TOPS at recycling!
Corks to benefit Christus Stehlin Foundation for cancer research
Caps for Aveda to recycle into packaging:
rigid polypropylene plastic, sometimes noted with a 5 in the chasing arrows recycling symbol; caps that twist on with a threaded neck such as caps on shampoo, water, soda, milk and other beverage bottles, flip top caps on tubes and food product bottles (such as ketchup and mayonnaise), laundry detergents and some jar lids such as peanut butter.
� Athletic shoe recycling
Bring your worn out athletic shoes to be RECYCLED into sports and playground surfaces with Nike ReUse a Shoe
Donate your gently worn athletic shoes for REUSE by Soles4Souls shipment underwritten by Waste Management
� Recycle your worn, cracked recycle bin and get a replacement
National Night Out in October
It's not too early to make your plans for National Night Out.
National Night Out Community-wide Kickoff
Come meet members of local law enforcement and safety agencies such as FBI, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Homeland Security, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), The Woodlands Fire Department, Montgomery County Constables: Precinct 3, Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol, Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office and more! Explore their vehicles, view demonstrations, and try on their equipment!
� Appearances by Puffy the Pinecone, Smokey the Bear, McGruff the Crime Dog, and Memorial Herman's Carey Bear
� Join us for free food, music and an inflatable bounce house! This is a free event and everyone is invited!
� Free parking available at Hewitt Associates
Location: Northshore Park
Date: Saturday, October 2nd
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Cost: FREE

National Night Out Neighborhood Parties
Description: "Turn on your lights, lock your doors and go outside to meet your neighbors!" Throw a national night out party in your neighborhood and give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party. Register your party for a chance to have a member of local law enforcement or an engine from The Woodlands Fire Department visit your party. Contact your Village Liaison at 281.210.5808 or lgentry@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
Date: Tuesday, October 5th
Time: 5:30-8:00pm
Arts in the Park ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Arts in the Park - offered by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department, brings together local entertainers and local artists and their wares. Arts in the Park will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive. In addition to a variety of performances, there will also be art for sale, including woodwork, pottery, paintings, crafts and jewelry. This free event, which includes face-painting for the kids, allows the public to enjoy local entertainment while shopping to help promote local arts. Concessions will be available.

The fall Arts in the Park entertainment schedule is:
September 11, 2010 Adam & Lena
September 18, 2010 Trio Grande
September 25, 2010 CYT (Christian Youth Theater)
N-Style Salon Specials ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
September Specials at N Style Salon:
$10 off Color & Cut Combo
$10 Eyebrow Wax
$15 off Ear Candling (removes ear wax)
$10 off Formal Updo (homecoming, prom, wedding styles)
NOW OFFERING: $50 off Brazilian Blowout!
Gets rid of fizzy, wavy hair - even when it is raining!
Starting Price of $250 (for hair above shoulders) with maintenance products $400
Long and thick hair - extra charge

20% off SHIVA Hair Products with every purchase, get a FREE travel size clarifying shampoo
For those of you that didn't make it to the last happy hour, we are having another one! Wed. Sept 15th from 6 to 8 @ Martini's & More (again)
Come help us celebrate Ana's Birthday
RSVP - need a body count for the food!
We have 2 new stylists that have joined our team! Estelle Higley and Sarah McFarland
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