September 25, 2009
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

September 25, 2009

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in this issue
We Need your Help
Oktoberfest this Weekend
Be Prepared
September Yard of the Month Winner Announced
Ready for the Fall Farmer's Market?
Grogan's Mill Flood Plain Maps
Flea Market on October 3rd
Things to do aroud Town
Quick Links...
Contact Information
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.
 
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We Need your Help
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The GMVA gets a substantial part of its funding from providing volunteers to work at community activities.  We need some help at the Fall Flea Market which will be held on October 3 at the garage next to the Pavilion.  If you want to help your community please contact vicepresident@gmva.org to get details of what is needed.
Oktoberfest in The Woodlands this Weekend 
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The Woodlands Rotary is sponsoring an Oktoberfest at Town Green Park, Saturday from 10 am til 9 pm and Sunday from noon till 6pm.  There will be live entertainment, beer, sausages and other German foods that you would expect.  Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 2 -10.
Be Prepared for the Next Storm 
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The Montgomery County Emergency Communication District (Montgomery County 911) has recently initiated a local Emergency Notification System known as CodeRED to provide telephone messages to citizens during emergency situations.

The primary use of CodeRED is to notify village residents of an immediate emergency. It can be used to define an area for evacuation or "shelter in place" notifications for incidents such as a hazardous material spill or a major gas leak. It can also be used to direct residents to a specific TV or Radio station for further important details and instructions. It may alert residents to shelters during weather or power emergencies. CodeRED can also be used to alert a neighborhood to watch for a lost child, an impaired individual who has walked away, or dangerous individuals that may be in the area.

You can sign up for it at www.mc911.org.  There is more information on what it will and will not do on linked web pages.
September Yard of the Month Winner Announced 
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September 2009 Yard of the MonthMargaret and Scott Chickering - Breezin Court
 
Margaret and Scott Chickering moved to Grogan's Mill in the summer of 1996. They were happy to be moving back to Texas, but after having done gardening in Pennsylvania for the prior six years, they realized that they needed to plant things that would not require a lot of attention during the hottest period of the summer. They also considered that it would be necessary to deal with shade as well as sun. They have planted azaleas, pear and flowering guava for spring blooms. The summer brings blooms from crape myrtles, lantanas, day lilies, gardenia, oleanders, little gem magnolias, hibiscus and knockout roses. These are augmented with a few perennials, ferns, sago palms and rocks. With a heavy layer of mulch, very little attention is required during the hottest months, except for watering.
Are You Ready for the Fall Farmer's Market Season?
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The Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market has been taking a break during the height of the summer heat, but will be returning October 10th.  The Fall Market will be open every Saturday morning from 8 AM until 12 Noon, rain or shine, until December 12th in our familiar location at the Grogan's Mill Village Center; corner of South Millbend and Grogan's Mill Road.  
 
In addition to previous vendors returning, we expect to have three  grass-fed  meat sellers , artisan cheese makers, olive oil and olive trees and a knife/tool sharpener. 
Grogan's Mill Flood Plain Maps 
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The Joint Powers Authority is examining the flood plain maps issued by FEMA.  The GMVA is looking into the issue and will keep you updated. 
Fall Flea Market Will be October 3rd 
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The Woodlands Flea Market will be held Saturday, October 3, 7:00-10:00 a.m., at the Town Center Parking Garage, next to the Pavillion.   Booth space tickets for sellers and vendors are currently available at the Community Associations of The Woodlands building on Lake Woodlands Drive, at the Panther Creek Village Center.  Price for  non-commercial booth space is $50 for residents of The Woodlands.  If you have questions contact Larry Faith at lefaith@hal-pc.org.
Things to do around Town 
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The GMVA keeps a current list of upcoming events in and around The Woodlands.  Check there first when you hear "We're bored!".
 
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Contact Information
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