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First Colony Middle School 281-634-3240
Fort Settlement Middle School 281-634-6440
Clements High School 281-634-2150
Alexander-Smith Academy 713-266-0920
Cornerstone Christian Academy 281-980-2140
Fort Bend Christian Academy 281-263-9175
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City of Sugar Land Police 281-275-2649
Fort Bend County Sherriff 281-341-4704
Fort Bend County Constable, Precinct 4 281-242-4014
Sugar Land City Hall 281-275-2700
Fort Bend County Recycling 281-633-7581
Fort Bend Library – Sugar Land 281-238-2140
Sugar Land Parks & Recreation 281-275-2825
First Colony Post Office Branch 800-275-8777
Sugar Land Treasurer 281-275-2750
Sugar Land Public Works 281-275-2450
Sugar Land Utilities Department 281-275-2450
Fort Bend County Government 281-342-3411
DPS – Rosenberg Branch 281-633-5400
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NAIL SALONSpectrum Nails & Salon5011 Highway 6 South, #105Missouri City, TX 77459(281) 499-5458
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NURSERY / GARDENCENTEREnchanted Forest(281) 937-9449www.myenchanted.com
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NURSINGAllied Health Services(713) 524-4422www.alliedhealthnursing.com
ORTHODONTISTDennis E. Halford, DDS, MS(281) 980-8351www.halfordorthodontics.com
OUTDOOR LIVINGSPACESBackyard Retreats(281) 485-8483www.backyard-retreat.com
PHOTOGRAPHERGittings Photography(713) 965-9301www.gittings.com
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PLUMBING SERVICESAlan's Plumbing(281) 261-1064
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PRIVATE SCHOOLSAlexander-Smith Academy(713) 266-0920www.alexandersmith.com
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Greetings Sweetwater Residents!
We are so proud to publish our 6th issue of Sweetwater Style! The time is flying by and before long school will be out and we will all be basking in the summer heat.
This issue is jam-packed with great stories about you and your neighbors, the residents of Sweetwater. The Szeto family graces our front cover, and you can learn more about them in our Fam-ily Spotlight article. We are excited to feature Will Hardee and
his company, Hardee Investment Group, in our Business Beat section and Madison Weaver, a Senior at Clements, in our Kids 2 Kids section. Be sure to also check out the yummy Resident Recipe, Yard of the Month, Homes of Distinction, and our wonderful Volunteer of the Month article that highlights Fort Bend Women’s Center and resident volunteer, Cassie Oppman.
Also, please tell our Sponsors you saw their ad in Sweetwater Style when you utilize their services. The businesses advertising in this magazine pay for the cost to print and mail the magazine each month. So, please let them know you see their ad in Sweet-water Style every month and that you appreciate their sponsor-ship. This month’s Sponsor of the Month is Spectrum Nails & Salon, and some sponsors even have a special offer for Sweetwa-ter residents in our coupon section – check it out!
Finally, don’t forget to visit our website each month at www.n2houston.com to see the latest issue before it hits mailboxes!
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meet your neighbors, the Szeto family - Dr. Jeremy and his wife, Jamie, and their two sons, 4-year- old Jaden and Jacob who is almost 2. They have lived on Du Pont Circle in Sweetwater four years and say they love the safe environment it provides their family, their great neighbors, and the wonderful schools. Dr. Jeremy grew up in Sweetwater and his parents, Kin and Grace Szeto, are still residents, living just 1 mile from them. Jamie is originally from South Pasadena, CA.
Graduating from New York University, Dr. Jeremy is a private practice physician with his father, Kin Szeto. Jamie graduated from University of Southern California and is a physician assistant for Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Sugar Land. Jamie’s roots are still out west, and the family enjoys visiting her family regularly and soaking up the California sun.
The Szetos are always on the go and participate in many activi-ties and hobbies. As a family they enjoy watching movies and going to the playground. A couple of their favorite hangout spots are Colony Bend Playground and First Colony mushroom pool. Dr. Jeremy enjoys traveling, sports, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Jamie also enjoys traveling, as well as reading, trying new foods, and outdoor activities. Like his dad, Jaden enjoys Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and he likes gymnastics. Little brother, Jacob, enjoys any activity his big brother is doing.
As a family, the Szetos have many favorites. Their favorite restaurants are BJ’s Restaurant, Old Place Café, Jason’s Deli, and New York Pizzeria. If mom and dad dine out without the kids some of their favorite spots are Masraff ’s, Americas, and Tony’s. Their favorite teams are USC, Texans, and the Rockets. They also enjoy watching Star Wars movies and old cartoons like Transformers, Wolverine, and the X-Men. When asked what their favorite family dinner is Jamie promptly responded, “Whatever the boys (Dad & the kids) will eat”!
The Szetos also enjoy their family traditions, and this past Thanks-giving was their first annual pajama Thanksgiving. They all loved having turkey dinner in their PJs! Another favorite family tradition is vacationing to beach resorts, and they are currently planning their next vacation to somewhere in the Bahamas or the Pacific Islands.
Familys p o t l i g h t
The Szeto Family, portrait by Gittings
Jaden & Jacob at the Sweetwater Country Club
Day trip at the Houston Zoo
Brothers playing in their front yard
Hanging out at the Country Club
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Resident RecipeSubmitted by Resident, Susan G.
Sausage Breakfast CasseroleThis recipe originally came from a Jimmy Dean ad. It is a great dish for brunch gatherings. You can even make it the night before and just put in the oven for an hour right before you serve it.
1 lb of Italian pork sausage, (then cooked, drained, crumbled)
4 ½ cups cubed day old bread
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
10 eggs slightly beaten
4 cups whole milk
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp onion powder
Fresh ground pepper to taste
½ cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
½ cup peeled, chopped tomatoes (optional)
½ cup green chilies (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Heat a skillet on medium high. Break up the sausage into chunks and cook, working in batches if need be, until browned all around. Make sure the chunks of sausage have some space around them or your meat will steam and not brown. Remove the cooked sausage from the pan and let sit on paper towels on top of a plate. Crumble into smaller pieces.
Place bread in a well buttered 9X13 inch baking pan and sprin-kle with cheese. Combine the eggs, milk, dry mustard, onion powder and pepper. Pour evenly over the bread and cheese. Sprinkle sausage and optional ingredients over the top.
At this stage you can cover and chill overnight, if you want to prepare ahead. If not, let sit for 10 minutes before putting in the oven. Bake uncovered for about one hour. Tent with foil if top begins to brown too quickly.
To have your favorite recipe featured in our Resident Recipe section, please email [email protected].
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To have your business featured in our Business Beat section, please email [email protected].
BUSINESS beatResident H.H. “Will” Hardee and his wife, Lena, have lived in Section 8 of Sweetwater since 2002. Will and Lena have been married for 33 years and have two children. Their son, Billy, recently graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a kinesi-ology degree and a desire to coach. His daughter, Heather Gobert, and her husband, Mark, just welcomed their new daughter, Ellie Noel, who is almost a year old. Both Heather and Mark work with Will at his investment company, Hardee Investment Group.
When we asked Will about his company he explained, “Hardee Investment Group provides investment solutions and exemplary service which allow our clients to live the lifestyle they desire.” Will is the Senior Vice President and the Senior Portfolio Manager at Hardee Investments, and his expertise is advising high net worth individuals and small to mid-sized corporations. His company has been nationally recognized by Barron’s (2010, 2011), Reuters, and Houston Business Journal as a top advisor in America. When asked what advice he would offer to fellow residents Will replied, “Most investors let either greed or fear control their decisions. Learn to master these emotions because investing is a marathon, not a sprint.”
Will’s marathon began at the young age of 8 when his father passed away. As the eldest son he helped his mother with fam-ily finances and began investing when he was 18. After working in the banking industry he decided the investment world was more interesting. From 1977-1991, Will was a Senior Vice President at Rotan Mosle/Paine Webber and from 1991-1994 he was a Senior Vice President with Kidder Peabody. Then, in 1994 he acquired his current position with RBC Wealth Man-agement as Senior Vice President of Hardee Investments.
In addition to investing, Will has a wide variety of interests. During his spare time, Will enjoys serving as a director on sev-eral boards, which provides him with valuable insight to what does and does not work in business. He also likes hunting, fish-ing, civil war history, and numismatics.
For more information on Hardee Investment Group, please visit their website at www.Hardee-InvestmentGroup.com.
Will Hardee, Senior Vice President of Hardee Investment Group
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Meet Madison Weaver, an active and involved member of our community. A senior at Clements High School, Madison is active in many organizations at school including National Hon-ors Society, Spanish National Honors Society and the Young Conservatives Club, an organization he helped to co-found. He has also helped with Peer Tutoring, ran track his sophomore year, and has been awarded the AP Scholar Award for master-ing 3 or more AP exams.
Outside of school Madison is highly involved in the local political scene. He is a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council in Sugar Land, a select group of 36 advisors to the Mayor of Sugar Land. These students help the mayor come up with solutions to local issues. He is also a member of the Con-gressional Youth Advisory Council, which is a select group of 45 advisors to Congressman Pete Olsen from the 22nd District of Texas. Within this group he gets to participate in discussions
Madison jet skiing with Morgan & Matthew Madison working the register at Starbucks
To have your kid featured in our Kids 2 Kids section, please email [email protected].
with Congressman Olsen and the other council members on key issues like the debt ceiling, reviewing the pros and cons of this highly charged issue. Madison also actively worked on the election campaign for Sonal Bhutchar, who ran for a seat in the Texas State Legislature from District 26. Madison spent almost 6 months, working 15 hours a week, going door-to-door and attending ‘meet and greet’ events for Ms. Bhutchar. From this he gained invaluable experience in the campaign process.
Along with school and his active political life Madison also finds time to work a part time job. He works as a barista for Starbucks, preparing quality beverages with a personal touch! While this job aids in Madison’s financial independence, it mostly gives him invaluable experience. Madison would like to get a business man-agement degree and would use it to climb the Starbuck’s corporate ladder! He hopes to one day move to Seattle to pursue this dream.
On a more personal side, Madison lives in the Commonwealth section of Sweetwater with his parents, sister Morgan, 15, and brother Matthew, 11, and his Australian Shepard, Molly. He loves to cook and plan his next adventure. His favorite foods include Italian and Chinese food, and he could practically live off of Mexican food. Madison and his family are fairly recent additions to our community, having moved here from Santa Barbara, California in 2009. In Santa Barbara Madison attend-ed Dos Pueblos High School, the same high school that Katy Perry attended! He loves the Harry Potter movie series and lis-tens to favorite music groups Coldplay, Maroon 5, Chris Tom-lin, One Republic and of course, Katy Perry! In his free time he likes to hang out at the Galleria and Star Cinema Grill.
H I D D E NjewelHidden Jewel is a picture of something that’s visible to everyone as they walk or drive up and down the streets of Sweetwater. If you think you know where this month’s Hidden Jewel is, email your answer with the exact location of where you can find the subject of this month’s image to [email protected]. There will be a drawing from all the correct answers to determine a winner who will receive a prize from one of our sponsors. The winner will be announced in the May issue of Sweetwater Style. So get to know your neighborhood and find the “Hidden Jewel”.
Where in Sweetwater can you find this? Email melissa.tr[email protected] with your answer and you could be our next winner!
Just hangin’ out!Shaking hands with Congressman, Pete Olson Serving a tasty beverage at work
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Spectrum Nails & SalonPhotos by Eileen Scamardo
W hen I met with the owner of Spectrum Nails & Salon, Chi
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Chi Hoang, owner of Spectrum Nails & Salon
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Recently, Sweetwater Style had the opportunity to interview Sweetwater resident, Cassie Oppman, about her involvement with Boogie 2012 and the Fort Bend Women’s Center.
ss: Tell us about Boogie 2012? Cassie: Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land and the Fort Bend County Women’s Center invite you to “See the USA in Your Classic Chevrolet” at the Women’s Cen-
ter’s annual 50’s and 60’s bash, Boogie 2012! Get your engines revving because this year is guaranteed to be the best yet! (We know we say that every year. Have we ever let you down?) This year’s event will be held at the Stafford Centre on Saturday, March 31, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Emcee Anthony Yanez of KPRC Channel 2 will lead us on a road trip back in time to the days of poodle skirts, leather jack-ets, classic Chevys and white picket fences. Attendees will enjoy:
. Getting down to the sounds of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with Rotel
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. Delicious catered dinner
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. Dance and costume contests
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ss: How can the community get involved with Boogie 2012? Cassie: The community can get in on the action by becoming a sponsor, donating to the auctions, and/or placing an advertise-ment in the program guide. Individual tickets are also available for $75 each. For more information on any of these opportuni-ties, please visit www.fortbendwomenscenter.org, email [email protected], or contact Annette Howe at 281.344.5757.
ss: How will the proceeds from Boogie be used?Cassie: All proceeds raised from Boogie are used to provide free and confidential emergency shelter, counseling, crisis inter-vention, and other supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.
cassie oppman – Boogie 2012 benefiting Fort Bend Women’s Center
Boogie 2012 Kick-off ReceptionBoogie Cake!
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ss: What organization benefits from Boogie 2012?Cassie: Fort Bend Women’s Center
ss: Tell us more about Fort Bend Women’s Center, what is their mission?Cassie: We assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children to achieve safety and self-sufficiency, while striving to prevent violence against women. ss: How long has the Women’s Center been in existence? Cassie: Starting only with a crisis hotline, the Fort Bend County Women’s Center has been serving Fort Bend and sur-rounding counties since 1980. With over 35,000 women, children and some men having been served, the FBCWC is proud to be the primary advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our region. We will continue to acknowledge our heritage and to nurture and fulfill our mission for years to come.
ss: What types of tasks does Fort Bend Women’s Center perform? Cassie: The Women’s Center provides a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, rape crisis services, food, clothing, emer-gency and basic medical services, counseling, transportation, case management, legal accompaniment and advocacy, children’s programs, learning resources, computer training, job readiness, financial management, parenting and self-esteem workshops, community outreach, and education.
ss: How can others get involved with this organization? Cassie: There are three main ways the community can get involved.
donate – You can donate directly to the Women’s Center online at www.fortbendwomenscenter.org or attend one of our four fundraisers: Music Fest, Gillman Charitable Golf Tourna-ment, Girlfriends Giggle, and Boogie.
PennyWise resale Centers – PennyWise Resale Centers in Richmond, Stafford and Houston (Mission Bend) provide clients with free clothing, furniture and other items necessary to support independent living. The stores also sell reduced-price merchandise to the public with all proceeds supporting the programs and services offered by the Women’s Center. Penny-Wise stores accept donations of gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing; electronics; sports equipment; furniture and household goods. To arrange pick-up for large items, donors can call 281-344-5770.
volunteer - After completing a training course, volunteers can assist the Women’s Center staff with: The Crisis Hotline, Children’s Services, Speakers’ Bureau, Special Events, Admin-istration, Teaching and Tutoring, Personal accompaniment, or Working at PennyWise Resale Centers.
ss: How can supporters contact the Women’s Center? Cassie: Fort Bend County Women’s CenterPO Box 183Richmond, TX [email protected] Crisis Hotline: 281-342-HELP (4357)
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To have your pet featured in our Precious Pets section, please email [email protected].
thank you to the wonderful residents that have shared their Precious Pet with us in our first months of publishing this magazine. We look forward to meeting many more of your dogs, cats, birds, snakes, hamsters, fish, and other critters in our upcoming issues!
preciouspetsOliver, October Precious Pet – photo by Eileen Scamardo
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l i s ttheHauteMarking this month’s Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show, Chef Philippe Schmit of acclaimed Uptown eatery, Philippe Res-taurant + Lounge, will showcase a delec-table roundup of rodeo-inspired dishes the first three Saturdays of March to coincide with the world renowned event. Highlights include Neiman Ranch pork chops, Texas Quail stuffed with pork chili and house made Merguez sausage and baby back ribs – dishes that reflect the “French Cowboy’s” love of life in Texas and his adopted hometown of Houston. Saddle up by logging onto philippehous-ton.com or calling 713.439.1000.
With azaleas adding a vivid wash of color across the city, the River Oaks Garden Club celebrates March with the 77th Annual Azalea Trail, which takes place from the 9th – 11th with stops through-out the River Oaks area. Explore some of the city’s most lavish private homes and
lush gardens, including Rienzi and Bayou Bend, two estate properties now operated by the Museum of Fine Arts. For ticket-ing information, log onto riveroaksgar-denclub.org or call 713.523.2483.
Spring into entertaining with some of Houston’s coolest and quirkiest cook-books that make seasonal entertaining a breeze. Everyone’s favorite cafeteria, Luby’s, brings 60+ years of history to the pages of Luby’s Recipes & Memories. The updated special edition features 120 original dishes, plus an array of helpful hints and tips, and is available in restau-rants and online at Lubys.com. With proceeds supporting The Arc, a non-profit that promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Green Beans & Guacamole presents recipes from more than 50 of Houston’s top chefs and restaurants in a beautiful coffee
table-style book that is available online at greenbeansandguacamole.com. From Houston Classic Desserts to Houston Classic Mexican Recipes, local cookbook author Erin Miller hits the high notes of Houston dining with pint size books that pack in the best of the city. Log onto erinhicksmiller.blogspot.com for recipes, tips and book signing dates.
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This month, Trattoria Il Mulino in Memorial City celebrates their one-year anniversary with the debut of “Classics & Favor-ites” from their original Il Mulino New York menu, a new Sunday Brunch Buffet and daily happy hour specials. New-to-Houston dishes include their famous Osso Bucco with porcini mushrooms and red wine; Pollo Scarpariello with white wine, garlic and mushrooms; Branzino stuffed with garlic and rose-mary baked in Sicilian sea salt; Porcini Ravioli with a cham-pagne truffle sauce and the not-to-be missed Spaghetti Carbon-ara. For information and reservations log onto ilmulino.com or call 832.358.0600.
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10 Seaton $395,000 06/10/11 184 4 3 3,720
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23 Rainford $474,800 07/19/11 11 5 4 4,443
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4011 Monticello $663,000 06/06/11 17 5 3 4,540
4111 Thistle Hill $675,000 06/10/11 361 4 3 4,362
24 Scotsmoor Court $675,000 08/01/11 632 5 6 5,282
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31 Glen Eagle $895,000 07/13/11 19 5 5 6,333
7 Legend Park $965,000 01/12/11 247 6 5 6,867
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maurice Sendak exhibit When: 2/18/12-4/20/12.Where: 1001 Golfview, Richmond, TX 77469Venue: George Memorial Library in the Bohachevsky GalleryWhat: George Memorial Library is the only library in Texas selected to host this traveling exhibition. Maurice Sendak is best known as the illustrator of more than 100 children’s picture books, including Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. As a child, he became fascinated with the worn black-and-white photographs of
his European relatives. Illustrations in his works are populated with friends, family, and the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood in New York in the 1930s. An Opening Reception for the exhibit will take place on March 8th beginning at 7:00 PM.For more information: call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
urban harvest Farmers market When: 3/1/12, 3/8/12, 3/15/12, 3/22/12, 3/29/12 @ 4:00 PM-7:00 PM.Where: 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Town Square PlazaWhat: Meet your local farmers and vendors, and pick up locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, honey, and much more! Join us every Thursday in the Plaza.For more information visit: www.urbanharvest.org.
Seuss-ical celebration When: 3/1/12 – 3/9/12.Where: 1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004Venue: Children’s Museum of HoustonWhat: Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel spent a lifetime dedicated to the pursuit of learning through imagination. We invite you to cele-brate the life and times of the literary genius that taught the world “the more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” His birthday fall on March 2nd and there will be on-going activities to celebrate. For more infor-mation visit: www.cmhouston.org or call 713-522-1138.
Fitness in the plaza When: 3/2/12, 3/9/12, 3/16/12, 3/23/12, and 3/30/12 @ 9:00 AM-11:00 AM.Where: 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Town Square PlazaWhat: Join us this Friday and each Friday morning for Fitness in the Plaza featuring FREE Boot Camp with Jon Hood from Rush
Fitness and Zumba with Abby Dorsey! Boot Camp from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, and immediately following get your Zumba on from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, all for free in the Plaza. For more information visit: www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events.
Watch health Fair When: 3/3/12 @ 11:00 AM-2:00 PM.Where: 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Town Square PlazaWhat: Kick-off a week of Healthy activities by joining us at one of the largest Community Health Fairs in Fort Bend County - the 6th Annual FBISD Health Fair! FBISD and the FBMS Alliance join togeth-er to share health information, demos, health screening and much more! For more information visit: www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events.
Survivors offering Support When: 3/17/12 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM.Where: 16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Main Pavilion Conference Rooms BCWhat: Support group for women diagnosed with breast cancer. We help women at any stage of diagnosis and treatment under-stand that breast cancer affects them both emotionally and spiritu-ally, not just physically. Our mission is to ensure, through informa-tion, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. Breast cancer patients need to find others who have had a similar experience, and our support groups help to fill this unique need to meet and talk with other survivors. A trained facili-tator who uses the curriculum “Navigating Life’s Road Map After Breast Cancer” from the organization Reconstruction of a Survivor leads the group. For more information: call 281-274-7164 or email [email protected].
Spring gardening tips When: 3/20/12 @ 7:00 PM.Where: 14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Fort Bend County Library – University Branch, Small Meet-ing RoomWhat: Elizabeth Barrow, certified nursery professional, will talk about new varieties of flowers and vegetables that can be planted in this area during the spring months. She will give tips on lawn care and freeze recovery. For more information: call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
Friday Family Fun night – helping paws, canine heroes! When: 3/23/12 @ 6:30 PM.Where: 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Houston Museum of Natural Science – Sugar LandWhat: Have you ever wondered "How do they do that?" Come meet them and find out! Learn all the ins and outs of the special-ized training these canine heroes go through to become amazing. From solving crimes to fetching medicine, these guys are sure to impress. Then, take a stroll through The Nature of Dogs exhibit where Mary Ludington seeks to capture the true nature of dogs through photographs. Special activities, crafts and appetizers.For more information visit: www.hmns.org.
the bates center benefit concert – teen talent explosion When: 3/23/12 @ 7:00 PM-9:30 PM.Where: 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Town Square PlazaWhat: Join us for a night of live music in the Plaza as teens from the Fort Bend County area come together to raise funds and awareness for The Bates Center. For more information visit: www.thebatescenter.org.
Fashion Show Fundraiser When: 3/24/12 @ 2:00 PM-6:00 PM.Where: 4522 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478Venue: Designer Exchange Ladies Upscale Designer Boutique What: Join us for our Spring Fundraising Fashion Show! Proceeds to benefit Reagan Leigh Guidry, the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, and our Non-Profit partner, Blooming Butterflies, Inc. Live Butterfly Weed plants will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization. For more information visit: www.dxresale.org or call 281-242-1033.
Sugar land Jr. Superstar auditions When: 3/28/12 @ 5:00 PM-7:00 PM.Where: 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Town Square PlazaWhat: Calling all 9 to 13 year old Fort Bend County residents - it's Sugar Land Jr. Superstar! Are you the next Sugar Land Superstar? Come audition in the Plaza for a chance to be in Sugar Land's big-gest singing competition now for 9 to 13 year old superstars! Audi-tions will be done without track music or instruments and partici-pants should be prepared to sing for 90 seconds. No pre-registra-tion required. Must be a full time resident of Fort Bend County and must be at least 9 years of age at the time of audition. For more information visit: www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events.
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Free Seminar about colon cancer When: 3/29/12 @ 6:30 PM.Where: 16655 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Conference CenterWhat: Join Dr. Gregory Shannon, Gastroenterologist; Dr. Ali Mah-mood, Colon and Rectal Surgeon; and Dr. Nitesh Vachhani, Gastro-enterologist for Free Seminar About Colon Cancer. Attendees will receive a free colorectal screening kit to take home. For more information: call 281-274-7500 or email [email protected].
child advocates of Fort bend presents light of hope When: 3/30/12 @ 6:00 PM-7:00 PM.Where: 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Town Square PlazaWhat: Everyone is invited to join in this community event to create awareness of child abuse in our community. Attend the Light of Hope ceremony to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month coming in April! For more information visit: www.cafb.org.
Fort bend habitat for humanity Youth build challenge When: 3/31/12 @ 12:00 PM-9:00 PM.Where: 2711 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479Venue: Town Square PlazaWhat: Come out for this inspiring event where Legos are used by youth teams to create realistic houses while raising awareness and funds for FBHFH. Teams will be judged on Best Overall, Most Creative, and Most Realistic. Stick around afterward for live music in the plaza. For more information visit: www.fortbendhabitat.org.
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There are two distinct versions of Prince of Whales Island; the one that 99% of visitors from the lower 48 will experience, and the one I am about to describe. For most visitors, Prince of Whales Island is known for its many world-class fishing lodges and resorts which dot both the eastern and western shores. For a few who dare to look behind the curtain and venture into the interior, Prince of Whales Island is a vast wilderness of pristine temperate rainforest waiting to be explored.
If you’re going to Prince of Whales Island’s interior, don’t expect to find the services you’re accustomed to at home like a Star-bucks or McDonald's on every corner. You’ll want to bring most of your supplies, as the cost of goods and services on the island are somewhat inflated but more importantly limited. There are over 1,500 miles of road to explore leading to spectacular inlets and bays with views of the surrounding islands.
There are ample opportunities to hook into all five species of salmon as well as steelhead (early spring), rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, and arctic char while you’re exploring the diverse regions of the island. If you want to bring home copious amounts of fish I suggest getting out on the ocean. Saltwater charters are popular from Craig. Coffman Cove, Klawock, Nau-kati and Thorne Bay also have limited charter services.
Prince of Whales Island roads are a mixture of paved byways and hard packed dirt. If you’re going to explore the miles and miles of logging roads, I would recommend a four wheel drive vehicle equipped with winch.
There are ample camping options on Prince of Whales Island. As a matter of fact you can camp most anywhere as long as you’re not within town limits. The island is all part of Tongass National Forest which is the largest in the United States with over 17 million acres. There are designated campsites located between Craig and El Capitan, but the best spots you will dis-cover on your own. There is a sense of freedom that you just can’t find anymore. I find there are just enough rules and regula-tions to protect the wildlife and environment. The feeling is live and let live.
How to get there: Prince of Wales Island is located 600 miles north of Seattle. It is the third largest island in the U.S. Alaska Airlines provides service to Ketchikan International Airport. Float or wheel plane service is available to Hollis, Klawock or Craig. The Inter-Island Ferry service is just a three hour ride from Ketchikan to Hollis.
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