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July 22, 2009
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

July 22, 2009

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in this issue
July Yard of the Month Winner Announced
Mandatory Water Restrictions
Farmer's Market a Success
Pathway Repairs
Reminder to Pet Owners
Limited Crime in Grogan's Mill Village
Welcome Our New Village Liaison
TWT Town Hall Meeting
Brother's Pizzeria
N Style July Specials
Cork Collection
Vote for Our Farmer's Market
Correction
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Greetings!
 
The GMVA Board would like to welcome our new subscribers.
 
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.
 
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July Yard of the Month Winner Announced 
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2009 July Yard of the MonthLisa Lawson of Rolling Links was awarded the prize for the July 2009 Yard of the Month.  Lisa says she does all her own planting and likes to work in the garden.
 
The Yard of the Month was selected by Virginia Dellinger and Pat Goodpastor.
The Woodlands Under Mandatory Water Restrictions
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As of June 29, 2009, mandatory water restrictions have been initiated by The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency.  "Due to continued extreme hot and dry weather and unprecedented water demand, we have initiated Stage 3 of our MUDs' Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan. This is a MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTION NOTICE that limits outdoor irrigation to no more than two days per week and no more than a total of one inch of potable water applied per week," said Stinson, P.E., general manager of The WJPA.
Spring Farmer's Market Season a Success Once Again
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The Farmer's Market ended its Spring season last weekend. It will open again on October 10th with Fall produce.  If you enjoyed the market please give Dana Denton, Bruce Cunningham, Pat Goodpastor, Deborah Sargeant, Franklin Palmer as well as others on the GMVA Board, and especially our coordinator, Lorraine Richardson, a big thank you the next time you see them.  The Market is a tremendous effort to produce each Saturday morning and couldn't happen without the hard work and dedication of these folks.
Pathway Repairs 
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The bridges on the pathway between Grogan's Point and North Millbend will be repaired in a couple of weeks.  The long bridge is five feet below high water level and a long term fix is being sought by the Parks Department.
Reminder to Pet Owners
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We have had another report of coyotes attacking and killing cats in front yards in the community.  The attacks occur primarily in the evening, please bring your pets indoors for their protection. 
Limited Crime in Grogan's Mill Village 
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At the GMVA meeting on July 20th, Sgt. Fitzgerald of the Sheriff's office reported on criminal activity in The Woodlands. While limited, it does exist and you should be careful in where you go and what you do.  In Grogan's Mill most of the problems relate to teenagers who seek out cars that are unlocked and who look for open garage doors knowing that there is often beer or wine stored in that outside garage. Don't tempt them. Grogan's Mill is Woodlands Zone 1. 
New Village Liaison Plans Fall Activities 
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Each village in The Woodlands has a liaison who interacts with the village associations and works to develop the Woodlands Watch program.  Our liaison for the past three years has been Anne Spaulding who has worked diligently to improve what goes on in the village.  Anne has been reassigned to work with the Village of Sterling Ridge, which is experiencing extreme growth, in the same capacity as their village liaison.  She is being replaced in Grogan's Mill by Lachelle Gentry who was introduced at the GMVA July 20th meeting.  We look forward to working with Lachelle.  She has already planned some community and neighborhood events for the Fall.
 
First up, Lachelle has planned a Community Involvement Day for Deerfoot Circle in Glen Mill on Saturday, September 12, starting at 9AM.  As some of you know, Jim Upham of the GMVA has been instrumental in the process necessary to get a pathway built along the entrance into Glen Mill.  The pathway, or sidewalk, will be located on the southside entrance into the Deerfoot Circle neighborhood and is intended to help protect the safety of the students attending Lamar Elementary School as they cross Many Pines.  The plan calls for the sidewalk to be completed prior to the start of the 2009/2010 school year. 
The Woodlands Township Town Hall Meeting
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The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a Town Hall Meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. Items to be discussed include the transition plan for community government,a vision for the future and a budget for 2010.
Check Out the New Brother's Pizzeria 
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Brother's Pizzeria has remodeled its interior and the pizza remains the best in the area. 
N Style July Specials
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$15 off Ear Candling (removes ear wax) reg. $80.00
Clarifying Treatment $30.00 (removes chlorine - style Not included)
Deep Conditioning Treatment $ 20.00 (style Not included)
French Braids $ 25.00
 
20% off ALL STERLING SILVER JEWELRY
20% off Ladies Sunglasses
20% off All Victoria Jackson Makeup
20% off NIOXIN Hair Products (promotes hair growth)
20% off All REDKEN Hair Products
SHIVA  clarifying shampoo & moisture pak conditioner duo $17.60 sale
The Beverage Shoppe 
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The Beverage Shoppe has partnered with TerraCycle to recycle corks.  For every cork collected, TerraCycle will donate 2-cents to YTAC (Young Texans Against Cancer), a local cancer research firm in the Houston-area.  Not only do you help raise money for a good cause, but the cork will be recycled into other useful products.  Look for the cork bins in The Beverage Shoppe.
 
The Beverage Shoppe, along with other liquor stores, is collecting wine corks (real and plastic) and is recycling them into cork boards and playground mats.  Bring them in next time you need some wine. Nick will appreciate it.
 
Visit The Beverage Shoppe in the Grogan's Mill Village shopping center: "We Keep Your Summer Fun In Good Spirits".
Vote for Your Farmer's Market 
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Remember to vote for our market in the Care2.com and LocalHarvest.org's "Love Your Farmers Market" contest. 
If you are an individual who loves your local farmer's market and the fresh, healthy food you can buy there, you can help your market win $5,000 in Care2.com and LocalHarvest.org's "Love Your Farmers Market" contest.
The more votes our market gets, the better our market's chances of winning. 
Correction
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In the last issue of this newsletter we talked about large percentage increase in the Comcast bill and said  "... it appears that Comcast did not bill customers correctly after January 1, when payments started going to the Township.  If you know anything more, please let us know."  The money fee does not go to the Township, it apparently goes to an organization controlled by the The Woodlands Development Company.
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