Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter 

June 23, 2011

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Reminder: Fireworks Ban
Fire Danger - Take Precautions
June Yard of the Month Winner
4th of July Events
Get Ready for the Recycling Challenge
Last Weekend for the Spring Farmer's Market
ExxonMobil Building New Complex
N-Style Salon Specials
Hurricane Preparedness
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Reminder: Fireworks Ban
The Woodlands Fire Department reminds all residents that The Woodlands Covenants strictly prohibit the sale or use of fireworks and sparklers of any kind.  The drought has made our community even more susceptible to errant sparks that could severly damage buildings, houses and neighborhoods.
Fire Danger - Residents are advised to take precautions 
Please remember that Montgomery County has issued a fire ban throughout the County, which prohibits outdoor burning. The Woodlands Township does not allow open burning at any time without a permit, and the fire department encourages all residents to use extreme caution when using any type of open flame, said The Woodlands Fire Chief Alan Benson.
"Until conditions improve, The Woodlands Fire Department discourages any use of fire pits, charcoal grills or any other sources of ignition that could cause an accidental fire, Chief Benson said.
For more information about the fire ban in Montgomery County, please visit:
For more information about the fire ban from the state's perspective, please visit:
For more information on The Woodlands Township, please call 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
June Yard of the Month Winners 
June 2011 Yard of the Month
Franklin Palmer (lf), Tom Campbell, Jim Upham
Tom and Margaret Campbell moved into their home in 1978. Margaret enjoys working in the different garden areas they have which are surrounded by moss rock, and their walkways have decretive pavers throughout. In different garden areas they have Azaleas, camellias, columbine, caladiums; of course several croalvine plants that climb up the trees. Tom does most of the heavy work planting with Margaret, she tells him where things will look the best when the plants mature and bloom. The whole yard is full of life. Their neighbor Bob says they plant and replant to get just the correct balance year around for everyone to enjoy. Congratulations Tom & Margret
This beautiful yard was nominated nominated by Pat Goodpastor & Virginia Dellinger.                          


4th of July Events Around Town 
 4th of July Parade-  Splash Day-
July 4th at The Woodlands 13 pools.  Lifeguards at each pool select special themes and provide free activities and limited refreshments.  Pools are free to all and are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with activities occurring between noo and 4 p.m. For more information, contact 281-210-3900.
 Things that Go"Parade- Monday, July 4th, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Northshore Park.  Grab your favorite bike, tricycle, scooter or wagon and meet us at the park for the annual decorating contest and parade.  Decorating materials are provided, or you can bring your own. Ages 14 and younger.  For more information, contact 281-210-3950.
Red Hot and Blue Festival- Monday, July 4, 6 to 10 p.m.  The festival begins at Town Green Park, and continues down The Woodlands Waterway to Waterway Square.  This year's festival features live music on two stages, strolling entertainers, and much more.  At dusk, enjoy the 23 minute fireworks spectacular.  Free parking is available in designated areas. more information...
Concert in the Park-  Monday, July 4, 7 to 9 p.m. at Northshore Park.  Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic and listen to the sounds of the Buck Yeager Band. (Country Music)


Recycling Challenge
The Recycling Challenge is back!  Please start collecting all your corks (real cork only, please) as well as the hard plastic lids from plastic containers (laundry bottles, milk cartons, juice & water bottles, etc.).  While most plastic is now recyclable through our curbside pick-up, the hard plastic lids are not.  The Woodlands Environmental Services will again be holding a "Recycle Reuse" Day in this Fall.  The Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market will be collecting your lids and corks during the fall season.  They will have a recycle container available every Saturday morning at the market for you to deposit your lids and corks.
Last Weekend for the Spring Market 

The popular Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market returned on Saturday, April 2nd and will remain open every Saturday morning, 8 am to 12 noon, until June 25th.  The market is located at the Grogan's Mill Village Center, corner of Grogan's Mill Road and South Millbend.  Look for the white tents close to the Randall's store.  This could be our biggest market ever with new vendors joining our returning regulars.  Look for the freshest in farm-grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, free-range chickens, organic eggs, artisan breads and cheeses, honey, herbs, plus specialty prepared foods, goat's milk soap, candles and much more.  Don't forget your reusable shopping bags!


The Houston Chronicle featured the market in a recent article.  Read more here...

ExxonMobil to Build Complex
ExxonMobil is building a new complex just south of The Woodlands to consolidate their employees in one location.  Read more... 
N-Style Salon Specials
We appreciate our customers at N Style Salon!


Specials for June:

$18 Men's Wet Cuts and a FREE travel size shampoo with every man's cut
$25 Men's Partial Highlight or $40 with man's cut
$45 Men's Camo Color (blends the grey hair)


Is your hair thinning or falling out? NIOXIN promotes hair growth
20% off NIOXIN hair products.


$20 Hair Dryer Stands (reg $25.00)

Hurricane Preparedness 

 June 1 marks the beginning of the hurricane season. When preparing for hurricane season and potential emergencies, the needs of all members of a household should be considered. If a household includes a young child, senior citizen or a person with a disability or severe illness, special steps to assist them may be necessary and should be incorporated into all emergency planning. Pets require special handling. Pet owners should research pet boarding facilities now within a certain radius of where they may evacuate, since animals may not be welcome in all shelters or hotels.

The start of hurricane season is also the time to consider flood insurance coverage - most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Not only are homes and businesses in hurricane-prone states at risk for flooding, but inland flooding is common in nearby states. There is help to assess flood risk for a home or find a local agent selling national flood insurance.

As the season kicks off, knowing the four terms that meteorologists use when forecasting tropical weather may also help you navigate to safety.

� A hurricane watch is an announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible within the specified coastal area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
� A hurricane warning is an announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
� A tropical storm watch is an announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.
� A tropical storm warning is an announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

For more preparedness information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/l/8a2a2SmUYn14sAIVv-zZ4Ubx6Pw/www.fema.gov and http://www.facebook.com/l/8a2a2tP0JZtIfyTY3KU4cfmjbng/www.Ready.gov.


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