January 26, 2009
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

January 26, 2009

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in this issue
2009 Community Elections
Resident Survey Results are In - What Do You Think?
N-Style Specials
Baseball Anyone?
Spring Farmer's Market in March
Spring Flea Market is Coming in March
Up With Trees!
Orwall Registration this Month
TWT January Meeting
Boathouse to Open on the Waterway
GMV Real Estate Listings Available
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Greetings!
 
The GMVA Board would like invite you to a GMVA meeting. If you have never been to one before, it is a great way to see what is happening in your community.
 
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.
2009 Community Elections 
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Community Elections will be held February 21, 2009.  In this election, eight new members of the Grogan's Mill Village board will be chosen.
 
You can see a list of those candidates that have filed on this Web site. Bruce Cunningham, Franklin Palmer, Sally Johnson, Nick Ransford, Deborah Sargeant, Lily Weiss, Jim Upham, Bill Sargeant and Matt Beasley have filed for Grogan's Mill Board positions.  Please also consider Bob Leilich as a write in candidate.
Resident Survey Results are In 
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The most current Resident Survey is available online. The results rate community services and aspects of living in The Woodlands by village and overall. The survey shows that residents of Grogan's Mill:
  • have lived here longer--an average of 17 years as compared with 4 for residents of Sterling Ridge and eleven overall. This explains much of the reason that we have a different opinion about the community than others.
  • are older than other villages and have fewer children living with us
  • At $106,000 our household income is more than double the national average of $50,233, but lower that the community average of $122,000
  • 69% of us are college graduates as compared 28% nationally and 83% for The Woodlands
  • As compared with other villages the aspects of living in The Woodlands we enjoy are the trees and convenience to everything. (You already knew that)
  • We are most unhappy with the lack of recreational facilities and pools in particular.  (Note that there are new programs available at the new natatorium www.woodlandsassociations.org)
  • We are the only village that shows an internet newsletter as a source of community information.
Real Estate Listings Available 
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Did you know that the Grogan's Mill Village Web site lists current real estate listings in the village?  We have the current listings for the past 30 days at this link.  You can also see them by clicking on "Current Listings" under the Real Estate menu heading.
 
The Webmaster updates these listings almost daily, so check back often to see new listings. 
Boathouse to Open on the Waterway 
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The Boathouse is a new facility located on the Waterway, just below he turning pond, and across from the library.  Kayaks and perhaps other types of boats will be available to rent and use on the waterway which will take you out to Lake Woodlands.  The motorized water taxis will be used only in the east of the turning basin and the kayaks west of the basin.
 
We hear that the boathouse will be open toward the beginning of May. We will keep you updated as we hear more.
TWT Monthly Meeting on Wednesday 
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The Woodlands Township is having its monthly meeting this Wednesday, January 28, 2009. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at The Woodlands Township, 10001 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 600, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.
 
For meeting agenda, click here.  Among the items to be discussed are: financial support for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, a recommendation to fund a Township Visioning process with Chairman Nelda Blair, Director Bruce Tough, and Director Bob Kinnear be appointed to an ad hoc committee to assist the consultant with the Board Visioning process.
Orwall Registration Extended 
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ORWALL baseball has extended the Spring 2009 Online Registration through Saturday, 1/24/09 for ages 7-12, and for ages 5-6, and 13-18yrs through 1/31/09.
 
Online registration is for returning players only.
 
For more information regarding the upcoming Spring 2009 season, please see Orwall online.
Arbor Day Celebration, January 31st 
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The Arbor Day Tree Give away will be on Saturday January 31.  35,000 free tree seedlings in seven different varieties will be distributed free to residents. Location: Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park from 10am till 2pm. Rob Fleming Park is in Creekside Village, take Gosling into Harris County and turn right onto Creekside Park Boulevard.  There will be inflatable rides, rock climbing, free pony rides and a petting zoo.
Spring Flea Market in March 
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The Spring Flea Market takes place on March 28, Town Center parking garage, with booth spaces going on sale on March 7 at the Panther Creek Shopping Center.
Get Ready for the Spring Farmer's Market
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The popular GMVA Farmer's Market returns to the Grogan Mill Village Center every Saturday beginning March 21st, 8 AM to 12 Noon.  Future newsletters will detail our returning and new vendors for the Spring Market.  If you are a potential vendor, visit our Web site for more information and the application form.  
Would You Like to Go to an Astros Game? 
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The Village Associations have planned for a community outing to the  Astros/Phillies baseball game on September 5.  Before committing to a full bus we would like to know if you would be interested in attending this game.  Cost would be about $12 per person. 
 
Please send a note to bruce@gmva.com if you are interested.
N-Style Salon January Specials
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$10.00 off Women's Color & Haircut (includes permanent & semi)
$45.00 Men's Camo Color
$18.40 Redken for Men - shampoo & conditioner duos
20% off Redken Hair Products
$23.20 Redken shampoo & conditioner duos

We offer 10% off regular prices for teachers!
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