May 19, 2010
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Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

May 19, 2010

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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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The Woodlands Township Board Election ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Four Township Directors were elected on May 8, 2010.

Unofficial results of the election were posted on the evening of May 8th. All results accessed on this page are unofficial until the election is canvassed at The Woodlands Township Board of Directors meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at The Woodlands Township Board Chambers, 10001 Woodloch Forest, Suite 600, The Woodlands, TX, 77380.

Tamarac Dog Park Opens to a Woofing Crowd ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
More than fifty dogs showed up for the Grand Opening of the new Tamarac Dog Park on May 2nd. It is a great facility that was sponsored by the GMVA and is located in the back of Tamarac Park which you can access from North Millbend next to the Unitarian Church.

Possible Roofing Scam ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Although there are many reputable roofing companies in our area, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has received reports of roofing companies providing false information to residents. According to the sheriff's office, these particular roofers go door to door offering to inspect homeowners' roofs for wind damage. After a homeowner agrees to the inspection, the roofers come down with pictures showing apparent "wind damage". However, when the homeowner's insurance adjuster receives the photos, the adjuster responds that the reported damage was not caused by wind. Instead, the damage was caused by the roofer as a way to generate business.

Residents are urged to use caution when purchasing any service from a company without first checking with local references and the Better Business Bureau before conducting repairs. In addition, residents should never open the door to solicitors. Solicitation is not illegal in The Woodlands, but as a resident, you make the choice of whether to listen or buy from a solicitor. You are encouraged to say "no thank you" through your closed door and point to your no solicitor sticker. Remember, it is harder to close the door once it is opened!

If you are not yet a member of The Woodlands Watch Program, call 281-210-3800 and ask for Neighborhood Services.

Spring Farmer's Market ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market is in its last month at the Grogan Mill Village Center, until the Fall season. The Farmer's Market is 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."

Neighborhood Pools Open for Regular Summer Use ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The pools opened for the regular summer season on June 4. Pool passes may be purchased online or at The Woodlands Recreation Center, 5310 Research Forest Drive.

more information on pools and programs

View a comprehensive schedule of hours of operation and maintenance for each pool.

Property Appraisals Have Been Mailed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Property Appraisals Are Mailed, Some Homes Get Significant Increases The Montgomery County Appraisal District has sent out Appraised Value notices for 2010. We are again hearing of values being raised by 65% in some cases. You should carefully review your appraisal, it can be protested if it is above the fair market value of your home or out of line with other homes in your community. This year the District has included a Protest Form which can be used. To get hints on how to protest effectively visit our web site.

Hurricane Workshop ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Houston/Galveston National Weather Service is holding the 2010 Hurricane Preparedness Workshop, Saturday, June 19, 10am - 3pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This is a free event for the whole family. Register and get more information at this link.

N Style Salon Specials ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
May Specials at N Style Salon

$10 off Color and Haircut Combo (style included)
$15 off Ear Candling (removes the ear wax!!)
$10 off Formal Updo's (Prom is coming) starting prices @ $65 and up $45 (sale)
Cricket Flat Irons (reg. $60.00)
20% off all REDKEN Hair products!!
Color Extend Shampoo & Conditioner Duo $23.20 (sale) reg. $29 Iron Silk (flat iron spray) $13.00 (sale) reg. $16.25
SUNGLASSES - buy 1 get the 2nd FREE

It's hard to believe that we have been open for 4 years as of May 12. Sounds like a reason for celebration! So... Saturday, May 15th come by and have a toast with us!!

Free Fun this Summer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There are many free events this summer from concerts to movies to parades. Check out all the fun on our Upcoming Events page.
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