March 22, 2010
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter 
 
March 22, 2010

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in this issue
GMVA Reviews 2009 Goals and Accomplishments
Joe Giovanniello Steps Down from GMVA Board
Earth Day - We Need Your Help
Township Election in May
Spring Farmer's Market Returns
Smart Watering
Spring Flea Market on April 17th
Concert in the Park Returns
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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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GMVA Goals and Accomplishments in 2009 
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At its annual planning meeting, the GMVA listed some of the things it accomplished in 2009. We organize and operate the Farmer's Market, financially support our local schools, publish this newsletter and the Web site, pushed to get new paths and a dog park built, sponsored a community wine and cheese party, and volunteered at numerous community activities which make The Woodlands a better place to live.  If you are interested in seeing what else we do, please read the entire document of GMVA Goals and Accomplishments in 2009.
Joe Giovanniello Steps Down from GMVA Board 
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Joe Giovanniello, long time GMVA Board member, resigns and is replaced by Virginia Dellinger.  Joe Giovanniello, a fifteen year member of the Board and past Treasurer, Vice President and President has resigned to take care of his business.   We will miss him and his perspective on the community, we wish him well in that endeavor and hope he will continue to work with us.  He will be replaced by Virginia Dellinger, a former Board member and the next highest vote getter in the last election. 
Earth Day - We Need Your Help to Win 
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Earth Day is Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Woodlands High School. 
More than 70 booths and activities will spotlight nature, eco-trends and resource conservation. Displays with live snakes, butterflies and tortoises will provide hands-on experiences with wildlife.
An online contest is being held related to using recyclable bags.  The village with the most contestants will win $500. We need your help to earn this money, please visit the questionaire about reusable bags
Township Elections 
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The next election is for the Board of The Woodlands Township in May.   The Township Board from now on will be resident elected.  This will be the first real election where we will be voting for board members who control what happens in the community.   There are four positions that are being elected. The candidates are listed below as they will appear on the ballot.  The GMVA has invited all candidates to submit a statement about their campaign for our Web site.  For more information about the election, see The Woodlands Township Web site. 
 
Position 1
Michael Smith
Bob Tyson
Claude Hunter
 
Position 2
Michael (MDONN) Donnelly
Tom Campbell
Ted Stanley
 
Position 3
Lloyd W. Matthews
Jeff L. Long
Adam T Muery
Jay Mac Sanders
 
Position 4
Deborah C. Sargeant
Randy Scott
Ed Robb
Ronny R. Taylor
Spring Farmer's Market Returns April 3rd 
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 3rd when the Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market returns to the Grogan Mill Village Center.  We anticipate having as many as 25 vendors this Spring with several first-timers to our market offering tasty new food items.  The Farmer's Market will be open from 8 AM to 12 Noon each Saturday morning until June 26th.  Look for your favorite fresh produce, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and eggs, artisan breads and cheeses, locally produced olive oil, multi-cultural prepared food items, gourmet pet treats, orchids and other flowering plants, plus much more.  A full listing of the vendors can be found on the Grogan's Mill Web site.
 
The Market now has a page on Facebook.  Join us by searching for "Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market."
Woodlands Program Targets Smart Watering
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article by Beth Kuhles
A new program aims to help residents of The Woodlands save water and money. As part of a continuing effort to encourage water conservation in the community, The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency recently introduced a program that provides free assessments of irrigation systems for residents.

Called The Woodlands Irrigation System Evaluation program (W.I.S.E. Guys), the agency that oversees water use in the community will send out a licensed professional to find problems that waste water in residential sprinkler systems.
 
Spring Flea Market on April 17th 
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The annual spring Flea market will be held on Saturday, April 17th, at 7AM in the Pavilion Parking lot.  If you are interested in selling contact the Panther Creek Village Association.  Please note the earlier opening time.
The GMVA needs volunteers to help us at this event, if you are willing to give it a try and meet some of your neighbors please contact Sally Johnson at tess.tx@gmail.com.
Concert in the Park Series Returns
 
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The Concert in the Park Series will return to Northshore Park for the free spring series from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Sunday from March 28 through April 25 and again for summer concerts from June 6 through July 4. Among this season's performers are Cold Shot on March 28; Jimmy Needham on April 4; Kyle Hutton Band on April 11; Toast and Jam on April 18 and the Nigel Edison Bank on April 25.
 
The summer series will include the Level One Band on June 6; Miss Leslie and her Juke Jointers on June 13; Fab 5 on June 20; Patricia Vonne on June 28 and Troy Hess& Texas Heartbreakers on July 4th.
 
 
For more free and family activities this summer, please see our listing of Upcoming Events on the GMVA Web site.
 The Woodlands flowers We here at the GMVA are enjoying the spring weather after our winter.  Resident Pam Fontenot took this picture of the flowers on a median in The Woodlands.
 
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