News from GMVA, June 20, 2008
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

June 20, 2008

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in this issue
Farmer's Market Going Strong
See an Astros Game
Dangerous Situation at Lamar
Is You Cul-de-sac an Orphan?
Report Problems
Mosquito Report
Sawmill Park Watch Meeting
Woodlands Alert Availabe
On-Demand Transportation Provided
4th of July Events
Apply for Leadership Montgomery County
Summer Concert-in-the-Park Series
Dive-in Movies
Ideas for Things to Do
N-Style Specials
 
Contact Information
Greetings!
 
This Saturday try the new Farmer's Market at the Grogan's Mill shopping center if you haven't already.
 
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@grogansmillvillage.com.
 
Pass It On: If you find this newsletter of value, please pass it on to your friends and neighbors.
Farmer's Market is Open 8am to Noon This Saturday 
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The Farmer's Market will continue this Saturday and next at the Grogan's Mill shopping center from 8AM until noon. Everything is now in full production so come and take advantage of it.  Try the fresh organic chickens, beef and eggs.  They are wonderful, as is the produce.  The market will reopen in the fall starting on September 20th for eight weeks.

The Grogan's Mill center is located at the intersection of Grogan's Mill Road and South Millbend.  It has ample, free parking next to the vendors. Come and see it, you will be glad you did.
 
Please see our Web site for a list of vendors, their business cards, and what they plan to sell.
 
The Farmer's Market is being sponsored by the GMVA to provide increased exposure to all of the great merchants and services at the Grogan's Mill Village Center.  The GMV Center's location provides easy access in and out along with abundant parking.  Residents can experience the convenience of shopping and dining in The Woodlands without any parking or traffic hassles.
See an Astros Game with the GMVA
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On Saturday, September 13, GMVA along with other Village Associations, will be providing a bus to take GMV residents to the Astro's night game (6pm) against the Chicago Cubs.  Tickets are priced at $13; the bus is free. This year the GMV bus will be shared with Panther Creek Village and will leave from the Panther Creek Village Center at 4:30 pm. Because we will only have 28 tickets available they will go fast.  Contact Joe Giovanniello at (281) 363-2698 to get your tickets.
Dangerous Drop-off Problem at Lamar 
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Several families living in Glen Mill have requested the assistance of the GMVA to resolve a potentially disastrous situation related to student drop-off at LaMar Elementary School.
 
Many parents bringing students to Lamar Elementary via North Millbend and Many Pines are dropping the students off at the cross walk at the back of the school or even letting them out in advance of the cross walk. The drivers then turn in to Glen Mill and make a u-turn to get back to Many Pines. Some make the drop-off after they turn into Glen Mill. The proper procedure is to make the drop-off at the front door of the school.     
At the afternoon pick-up some drivers park along the side of the road in Glen Mill and walk across to meet the students or have the students walk across to meet them. This causes a lot of congestion. Some park so close to the corner that legitimate incoming traffic to Glen Mill is obstructed - School buses have been blocked.
 
This is a very dangerous situation. There are several young students living in Glen Mill. Some are escorted to school by adults but many walk alone. The street is very narrow and there are no sidewalks. Some of the adults with younger children push strollers when escorting the older ones who are walking. Some drivers reportedly use absolutely no caution during these drop-offs and pickups. 
Representatives of the GMVA are working with school administrators, the PTO, CISD and the county to remedy this situation. We are recommending that all children who are car riders be dropped off and/or picked up at the school entrance. We also suggest that a law enforcement officer be present at the Glen Mill crosswalk during drop-off and pickup.
Is Your Cul-de-sac an Orphan? 
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In Grogan's Mill we have over 200 cul-de-sacs. A few of them are known as super cul-de-sacs, which are generally found at the entrance to subdivisions and are maintained by the Community Association from your assessment dollars.  The vast majority, such as those found at the end of streets, have been deeded to the county as part of the right-of-way, and are not maintained unless it is by the home owners on the street.  While some of these cul-de-sacs are well maintained most are neglected and do nothing to improve home values - these are the ORPHANS.  
 
The Grogan's Mill Village Association is asking residents to take action and get involved in long-term cul-de-sacs maintenance programs. The association is establishing a Cul-de-sacs Revitalization contest which will start this year and culminate in 2009. A prize will be awarded to the winning cul-de-sacs. In the near future an application and guidelines for the contest will be posted on the GMVA website:  www.grogansmillvillage.com.  
 
If you have any ideas for this project please submit them by email to: suggestions@gmva.org or submit them by mail to GMVA, PO Box 7522, The Woodlands, TX 77387-7522.
Report Infrastructure Problems
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The GMVA would like to compile a list of infrastructure problems in Grogan's Mill.  We need your eyes and ears to help us, though.  If you see something broken in your neighborhood, such as a broken curb, broken sign, broken mailbox, etc., please contact any Board member or write to us at suggestions@gmva.org.  You will be helping out your entire village with just a few sentences.
 
If you tried last week to send a message to the suggestions box, we had some e-mail problems and most likely did not receive it.  We ask you to please resend this week.  The e-mail suggestions@gmva.org is working now.
Mosquito Report 
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Lynne Aldrich, Manager of Environmental Services made a presentation on the mosquito situation at this past mondays GMVA meeting. Mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been found but no reported cases of anyone being infected have been reported.  She reports that only one out of every 200 people bitten by an infected mosquito will become seriously ill.  Mosquitoes that carry WNV bite at dawn, dusk and during the night.  She recommends wearing a repellent such as DEET.  For more information go to the www.woodlandsassociations.org web site.
Sawmill Park Watch Meeting
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Neighborhood Services has scheduled a Park Watch Meeting at Sawmill Park on Tuesday, June 24 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.  We have scheduled this meeting in response to concerns we have received regarding the recent stabbing incident and park usage on the weekends.
Sign up for the Woodlands Alert
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Sign up for the Woodlands Alert. This is a new program developed by the Community Association that will inform you of community activities and alerts from the Fire Department and Woodlands Watch. You can receive the alerts by phone, email, fax or TTY.  To register visit www.thewoodlandsassociations.org and click on "Alerts".  It is recommended that you take advantage of this program.
On-Demand Transportation 
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There is a new public Demand and Response transportation service that will be available in Montgomery County from Mondays through Fridays from 5AM to 7PM.  The fare will be $2 each way which can be paid on the bus. This will be a curb to curb service but will not offer a guarantee of pick up times.  The service started June 16 for more information and to make a reservation call 800-272-0039, you should call at least 24 hours in advance up to 7 days in advance. The service is provided in 16 passenger buses. There are four buses in the service now.
4th of July Events
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The Woodlands has so many exciting events planned for the 4th of July.  The Parade begins at 9AM in The Woodlands Town Center on Friday July 4th. 
 
Please see the South Montgomery County 4th of July Committee's Web site for more details.  Also, see the Web site for the Red, Hot and Blue Festival.
Apply for Leadership Montgomery County's Class of 2009 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~�        Anyone who wishes to apply for Leadership Montgomery County's Class of 2009 must submit all necessary forms with registration fee by Monday, June 16, 2008 at 4 pm.  Applications are available online at www.lmctx.org.
 
The class schedule begins with a required retreat in September, and other sessions are held once a month through May. The goal of the program is to educate and inform candidates about major community issues while inspiring and motivating individuals to exercise their leadership skills to benefit the community.
Summer Concert Series 
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Every Sunday evening at Northshore Park, 7:00 to 9:00PM you can hear a different band.  It is totally free!  See more information on the GMVA Web site.
Dive-in Movies 
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July 12 at Cranebrook Pool.  Bring your family to see Shark Tale.  The pool opens at 8 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m.  It is only $5 per person (age 3 and under free!).  See more information on the GMVA Web site.
Things to Do
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Do you need some ideas of fun things to do around The Woodlands?  Do you have company coming to town and want to show them the best of The Woodlands?  Check out the Upcoming Events page on the GMVA Web site.  It has plenty of ideas for fun.
 
If you have an event that you would like mentioned on the Upcoming Events page, please contact webmaster@grogansmillvillage.com.
N-Style Salon June Specials and Events
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Men's Cap HIGHLIGHT (w/o haircut) $25.00 OR $40.00 (with haircut)
Men's Haircut $ 18.00 (cut only)
Deep Conditioning Treatment $ 20.00 (cut & style not included)
Protien Treatment $ 20.00 (cut & style not included) 
 
REDKEN HAIRCARE PRODUCTS 20% OFF
Buy 2 MEN"S Redken Products and receive a FREE Shoe Shine Kit!
NIOXIN PRODUCTS 20% OFF  
Events
You are invited June 28th, 9:00am to 6:00pm to our 2nd ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Come by, sign up for our Door Prize Drawings, and help us celebrate!!
Special "Thank you" to some of our sponsor donors: Melting Pot, The Purse Lady, Dawn of DAOS and Beth of Suncoast Creations
Contact Information
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