October 14, 2008
Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

October 14, 2008

in this issue
CenterPoint Forum
Farmer's Market Returns
October Yard of the Month Winner
Education Forum
Rummage for Rescue
N-Style Specials
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Please consider organizing your block for the Cul-de-sac Contest.
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.
CenterPoint Forum, October 15 
A moderated forum, featuring two CenterPoint officials, has been scheduled to discuss power restoration in the wake of Hurricane Ike.  The forum will be held October 15 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Officials will begin with a 15-minute statement from CenterPoint.  Following this statement, residents will be able to submit questions in writing to be asked at the forum.  Time will also be set aside for residents to ask the representatives questions directly.
Farmer's Market Open Each Saturday 
The Farmer's Market has returned for the Fall season, in our same location--the Grogan's Mill Shopping Center.  It began on Saturday, October 4th and will run for the next 10 weeks, ending on Saturday, December 6th.  Hours will remain 8 AM to 12 Noon. 
We appreciate all of you coming out to the Fall season of the Farmer's Market.
October Yard of the Month Winner Announced 
Steve & Linda Verhalen have enjoyed living in The Woodlands since 1988 and in their Autumnwood neighborhood since 1995. Linda enjoys her time in the yard, attending to the annuals and perennials that keep the scene colorful, while keeping a constant vigil over the falling leaves, branches and pine straw that are a challenge to the homeowners lucky enough to call The Woodlands home.
A wide assortment of ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers decorate the Verhalen's shady yard. Among them are Impatiens, Potato Vine, assorted Ferns, Iris, Camellia Japonica, Camellia Sasanqua, Goldust Aucuba, Azaleas and Aspidistra. For the more sunny locations in the yard, Linda selected Nandina Compacta, Brunsfelsia (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow), Viburnum, assorted Liriopes, ornamental grasses, Knockout Roses, Iris and for annual color she chose Petunias, Zinnias and Silvia, among others.
It is evident the Verhalens take pride in their house and yard and encourage others to "Take Up The Banner" and show pride in The Woodlands by keeping their yards neat and clean. Also, be safe by meeting and greeting the neighbors and appreciate all of the opportunities available in The Woodlands.  
Congratulations to Steve & Linda on their award.  The October 2008 Yard of the Month was chosen by Sally Johnson.
Open Forum to Discuss 2008 Public Education in Texas 
sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of  S. Montgomery County

S. County Regional Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands (next to Mitchell Pavilion), Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
6:30PM (Socializing); 7:00pm (presentations/Q & A)
We will be discussing current issues affecting  Texas public schools and children, including...
- The effects of the No Child Left Behind legislation
- Recent decisions of the State Board of Education
- Alternative school initiatives
- Influence of special interests on our schools
- Curriculum selection
- Standardized testing
- Textbook selection
- 2007-8 progress
- Setbacks in Texas education
Rummage for Rescue
RUMMAGE FOR RESCUE: A Rummage Sale in Support of Houston-area Rescue

� Saturday, October 25, 2008 -- 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
� Parking lot located at 25227Grogan's Mill Road (next to Amerigo's)

Come browse, buy, and save lives! The Woodlands Dog Park Club and five non-profit, animal rescue groups will be hosting a "Rummage for Rescue Sale". All proceeds from the sale will go to the individual participating rescue groups to help them in their mission of saving lost, abandoned and neglected animals and finding them new "forever homes".

A multitude of treasures and one-of-a-kind finds for sale at the event will include: clothes (adult and children's sizes), purses, shoes, luggage, toys/games/puzzles, tools, furniture, linens, quilts, costume jewelry, electronics, books, CDs, DVDs, kitchenware and much, much more!

Have items to donate for the sale? This is a wonderful opportunity to do some house cleaning and contribute items that can help these dedicated organizations. For more information in donating items, please contact Mary Courtade at mecourtade@aol.com.
Concert-in-the-Park Fall Season Begins
The Fall season of Concert-in-the-Park has begun.  Admission is free.  Concerts are at Northshore Park from 6-8pm.
N-Style Salon October Specials
Specials for October
It's Highlight Month!

Cap Hightlight - $60.00 includes blowdry
Men's Cap Highlight - $25.00 OR $40.00 with haircut
T-ZONE Highlight - $50.00 (one color) = 10 foils
$10.00 OFF (full foil) Highlight & Haircut - prices start @ 130.00 (long & thick hair extra) with Jennifer & Ben

SHIVA Hair products 20% OFF
Shapeit Hairspray sale $9.60
Hydrating Shampoo & Moisture Pak Conditioner duo sale $18.40
SHIVA FLAT IRON sale $ 67.20
Redken Forceful Hairspray sale $12.80
Redken Guts Spray Foam sale $ 12.80
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