Mill Village Association Newsletter
June 20, 2008
This Saturday try the new Farmer's Market at
the Grogan's Mill shopping center if you haven't
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
Pass It On: If you find this newsletter of value,
please pass it on to your friends and neighbors.
Market is Open 8am to Noon This Saturday
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
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
Please see our Web
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
an Astros Game with the GMVA
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.
Drop-off Problem at Lamar
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.
Your Cul-de-sac an Orphan?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or
submit them by mail to GMVA, PO Box 7522, The Woodlands,
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org is
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
Park Watch Meeting
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
up for the Woodlands Alert
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
and click on "Alerts". It is recommended
that you take advantage of this program.
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.
of July Events
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Salon June Specials and Events
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
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
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