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May 7, 2009
Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

May 7, 2009

in this issue
New Bylaws Proposed
Learn About Your Village Association
Riva Row Boat House Open
Cleaning Up after Hurricane Ike
Join Us at the Farmer's Market
Would you Like to See Park Improvements?
May Yard of the Month Winner
N-Style Salon Specials
The Beverage Shoppe Looks Like New
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New Bylaws Proposed 
The GMVA Board met on April 28 to review the bylaws that were last revised in 2006.  A final version of the 2009 revised bylaws will be voted upon at the May 18th GMVA meeting and then be posted on our Web site. 
Learn About Your Village Association 
The Grogan's Mill Village Association participates year round in many different activities that affect not only our neighborhoods, but all of The Woodlands and surrounding communities.  We are always looking for a "few good men"......and women!!! to assist us for the various projects that can help make our neighborhoods a better place to live and enjoy our lovely surroundings even more. 
The GMVA will be hosting an informal reception on Thursday, June 11th from 5 to 7 PM for all of the residents of Grogan's Mill that would like to participate once-in-a-while or on specific projects, but aren't ready to dive in to full time board membership.  Find out what your Village Association is all about and learn how you can plug-in to what interests you most.  Specifics for this get-together will be posted on the Web site as it gets closer.  Refreshments will be served.
Riva Row Boat House
The Riva Row Boat House is now open. Take a kayak for a spin, learn tips during a kayak lesson, and enjoy music, refreshments and activities for the entire family along the beautiful waterway! The Boat House offers kayaks for use on The Woodlands Waterway and Lake Woodlands. Single and tandem kayaks, along with paddles and lifejackets, are provided by Orvis and will be available to rent for $15 an hour and $5 for the second hour, or $35 for a full day.

Riva Row Park and Boat House are located at 2101 Riva Row, directly across the waterway from Town Green Park. For more information, please call the Community Associations of The Woodlands, Parks and Recreation Department, at 281.210.3900.
Cleaning up after Hurricane Ike
The Natural Resources Conservation Service will be managing a clean-up project that will help to clean up the storm debris that has accumulated in the Bear Branch and Panther Branch flowage easements.  The project is expected to begin soon and proceed rapidly.  The clean-up will be environmentally friendly and is likely to be noisy.  For additional information, contact the San Jacinto River Authority office at 936.588.1111 or visit or
Join Us this Saturday at the Farmer's Market
The Farmer's market continues through the end of June, Saturday mornings from 8 till noon. There are fresh vegetables, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, and yougurt.  Come and visit and then support your local stores. 
Do you want a lighted ball field in Grogan's Mill? How about a dog park?
Sally Johnson is the GMVA representative to the Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks and Rec department is looking to light some ball fields with timed lights that would be turned on remotely for scheduled games.  None of the parks in GM is scheduled to receive lights.  Would you like to see a lighted park in either Sawmill or Grogan's Point?  
Sally is also trying to determine if there is interest in a dog park for GM.  It would most likely be in Tamarac Park. 
Please let Sally Johnson,, know so she can work with Parks and Rec to make it happen.
May Yard of the Month Winner Announced
May 2009 Yard of the MonthSue & Russell Knighton 
We have lived here for 27 years. We mowed, edged, pruned, took care of brown patch and other infestations; however as time went on we had to change. When the trees got bigger and the roots took over we had to plant upward so we had a couple of tons of rock put in, 10 yards compost. Now we have Holly Fern, Agapanthus, butterfly bushes, fern berry, Split leaf philandern, and monkey grass for our border. Thank you for this honor, we will display our Yard of the Month sign with pride.

Yard picked by Franklin Palmer & Jim Upham.
N-Style Salon May Specials
$10.00 off Formal Updo's
$15.00 off Ear Candling (last month for discount) reg. $80.00
$10.00 off Full Head Highlights
Eyebrow Waxing $10.00
20% off Redken Hair Products
Buy 2 REDKEN for Men and get FREE shoe shine kit!
Just in time for MOTHER'S DAY!
Purse Party has been scheduled for May 4th!
Monday after work   6pm to 8pm
Please invite all your friends and family!
RSVP as food and beverage will be served!
(old Red Lobster) on feeder road heading north
Mention N Style Salon when you arrive!

Specials includes:
$2.00 Margaritas, $2.00 domestic beer, $2.50 imports and
$2.00 Well drinks
Free personal size nachos (beans, cheese, lettuce & tomatoes)
Come Party with us!!
p.s. You have to pay for your own tab!  :)
FYI: Our anniversary party will be held in the month of June. It's just another excuse to Party!
The Beverage Shoppe Gets a Face Lift  
The Beverage Shoppe in Grogan's Mill has been getting a face lift! They have been painting all week and should be done with it by Friday, May 8. The store is open during this process. "I must say the new colors and look great and have really brightened the store up quite a bit. I invite everyone to come and see it!", says manager Nick Ransford.

The Beverage Shoppe Specials 
The Beverage Shoppe is offering several specials through June 1, 2009.
Shustoff Vodka 750ML $24.88
Michaels Irish Cream 1.75 $21.99
Campo Azul Tequila Silver 750ML $20.99
Black Bottle Scotch 750ML $21.99
Tropic Isle Palms Rum White andGold 1.75LT $19.99
Cuesta Rey Tequila Gold 1.75LT $25.99
Scottish Leader Scotch $29.99
Spring Bank Scotch 10 yr $55.99
V 5 Vodka 1.75 $26.99
Northern Arctic Vodka 1.75 $20.99
Alpine Blu Vodka 1.75 $23.99
Greenalls Gin 1.75 $29.99. 
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