News from GMVA July 10, 2008
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

July 10, 2008

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in this issue
Farmer's Market Concludes a Successful Season
See an Astros Game
Is You Cul-de-sac an Orphan?
Report Problems
Speakers at August GMVA Meeting
Nominate a Hometown Hero
Summer Concert-in-the-Park Series
Dive-in Movies
N-Style Specials
Review of New Restaurant
Town Center Theatre Presents Godspell
Class Act Productions Presents West Side Story
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Greetings!
 
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@gmva.org.
 
Pass It On: If you find this newsletter of value, please pass it on to your friends and neighbors.
Farmer's Market Concludes the Spring Season 
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The Grogan's Mill Village Association thanks all of the loyal supporters of our first Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market that just concluded the Spring season. 
 
We will be returning in the Fall, in our same location, starting on Saturday, October 4th and running for the next 10 weeks, ending on Saturday, December 6th.  Hours will remain 8 AM to 12 Noon.       
 
We are very interested in any comments, testimonials, and suggestions that you would like to make regarding the Farmer's Market.  In our efforts to grow our market we may be seeking additional funding and would appreciate your permission to reproduce your comments in our presentation packet for funding.  If you do agree to the use of your comments, please indicate if you would allow the use of your full name, or would prefer that we use your first name only.  Please send your comments to suggestions@gmva.org.  
 
Again, we appreciate all of you coming out to our initial Farmer's Market and look forward to seeing you again in the Fall.
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.
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.
Local Speakers to Attend August GMVA Meeting
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Chris Nunes, the Director of Parks and Recreation, will attend the August 18th GMVA meeting at 6:30PM to report on what actions are being taken at Sawmill Park.  
 
We have also invited Sheriff Tommy Gage to attend our August 18th meeting to discuss crime in the neighborhoods.
 
If you have questions or comments please send them to suggestions@gmva.org.
Nominate a Hometown Hero
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The community is encouraged to nominate a deserving individual or business/institution to be a 2008 Hometown Hero. The 2008 Hometown Heroes will be honored during the Celebration of Excellence Gala, to be held on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. 
 
Nomination forms are available in The Villager newspaper; at The Woodlands Homefinder Center, located at 2000 Woodlands Parkway; Interfaith of The Woodlands, located at 4242 Woodrush Drive; or online at www.thewoodlands.net. The deadline for the nomination is Friday, August 15, 2008.
All nominees must be current residents of The Woodlands or businesses/institutions based in The Woodlands. Completed nomination forms should be mailed to: Hometown Heroes Selection Committee, The Woodlands Homefinder Center; P.O. Box 5050, The Woodlands, Texas 77387-5050. Forms can also be faxed to 281-719-6159 or emailed to svreeland@thewoodlands.com.
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.
N-Style Salon July Specials
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Haircut Specials
$2.00 off haircut  or  $5.00 off  shampoo, cut and style
Eyebrow waxing - $10.00
T-ZONE Highlight (1 color = 10 foils) + haircut + blowdry = $65.00 
REDKEN haircare products - 20% off 
 
June Recap
The Anniversary Party was a Huge success! Thank you to all who came to our event. We appreciate your business!
New Restaurants in the Area
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Skoda Japanese Buffet is located in the Kroger shopping center on Sawdust near I-45.  It had been the site of a couple of Chinese buffet restaurants over the years. Lunch is $11 and dinner $13. The menu focus is on fish. They have a variety of sushi rolls, shrimp tempura, cocktail and cooked with vegetables, cooked salmon, various chicken dishes including fried wings, barbecued beef.  At dinner they have fresh oysters and crab legs.  There is a variety of deserts and some soups.  If you like fish and are hungry you can't go wrong.
Town Center Theatre Presents Godspell 
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Town Center Theatre, Montgomery County's first professional theater company, will present Godspell the award-winning musical at The Woodlands College Park High School Auditorium, located at 3701 College Park Drive.
 
Artistic Director Joseph Milillo will place the action of the show in the middle of a set that looks like Market Street-The Woodlands to give the show a local flair.
Godspell runs from July 11 - August 3, 2008 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are available at $25 for regular patrons, $20 for seniors age 55 and over; and $15 for students.  For groups of 10 or more, all tickets are $15.  To make your reservation, call 832-592-9697, ext. 2.  For more information about Town Center Theatre, visit www.towncentertheatre.com.
Class Act Productions Presents West Side Story 
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Class Act Productions produces the Tony Award-winning musical, West Side Story, on July 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30 pm and July 20 at 2:30 pm at the Nancy Bock Center for Performing Arts, located at McCullough Junior High School, 3800 S. Panther Creek.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.classactproductions.org or by calling 936-273-3395.  Individual tickets are $18, and groups of 10 or more are $15 each.
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