June 8 , 2010
Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter

June 8, 2010

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.
Pass It On: If you find this newsletter of value, please pass it on to your friends and neighbors.

The Woodlands Township Budget ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Woodlands Township is currently preparing its operating and capital budgets for 2011. The GMVA will be submitting budget requests pertaining to services, programs, and/or capital improvements.

Do you have suggestions for items that should be in The Woodlands Township budget that will help Grogan's Mill Village? If so, please contact any board member with your ideas or fill out our suggestions form.

June Yard of the Month Winners Announced ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Connie & Stephen Coale of Rain Fern Ct. won the Yard of the Month for June.

I was so surprised and grateful to be chosen "Yard of the Month"! I grew up with "Happy Gardeners". My Grandmother and Mother. It is therapy for me to be out working in my yard. I don't think of anything, except for what I'm doing. And, it is great exercise too! I love it. My favorite flower is the geranium. They bloom all summer long and are so colorful. In this heat, you need a flower to stand the test of constant 90 degree weather. I also love impatients because they are so showy in the yard. This year I planted some sun impatients and they are doing fantastic. I enjoy spending time in the yard, even if it's early morning, or late afternoon when it's not too terribly hot. --Connie

Area Representatives finding this beautiful yard are Pat Goodpastor & Virginia Dellinger

4th of July Parade in The Woodlands ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The South County 4th of July Committee is a group of volunteers who organizes the 4th of July Parade in The Woodlands. The committee is seeking 130+ volunteers, parade entries and sponsorships to produce the 2010 parade, scheduled for July 3rd in The Woodlands Town Center.

For more information about the parade and events please visit The South County 4th of July Web site.

If you are interested in volunteering during the parade, please contact Kelly Dietrich at kdietrich@thewoodlandtownship-tx.org.

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.

Prepare for Hurricane Season Now ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
from FEMA: The Atlantic and Central Pacific Hurricane Season runs from June 1-November 30. This year more storms than normal are predicted. The ocean temperature, a key ingredient in storm generation, is four degrees higher than in the last few years--a sign that we need to pay attention.

Everyone, including those living outside of hurricane-risk areas, should check personal preparations such as emergency kit supplies, note messages from local emergency officials, and rehearse emergency evacuation routes. Important items to have ready in case of an emergency include a battery-powered radio (like a NOAA Weather Radio), flashlight, extra batteries, medicines, non-perishable food, hand-operated can opener, utility knife and first aid supplies. Copy and store your important documents in a waterproof bag. These may include medical records, contracts, property deeds, leases, banking records, insurance records and birth certificates.

This is the time to consider potential needs of everyone in the household during an emergency. If your household includes a person with a disability, special steps to assist them may be necessary and should be considered now. Pets also require special handling. They may become agitated during the onset of a storm, so a pet carrier is a must for safe travel. Pet owners should research pet boarding facilities now within a certain radius of where you may evacuate, since animals may not be welcome in all shelters or hotels.

Take steps now to purchase a flood insurance policy. Not only are homes and businesses in hurricane-prone states at risk for flood, but inland flooding is common in nearby states. To assess flood risk for your home or find a local agent selling national flood insurance, visit www.floodsmart.gov or call toll-free at 1-888-379-9531.

FEMA continues to support the coordinated federal response to the BP oil spill, and this season's hurricane planning has involved consideration of the effects that the BP oil spill could have on the response capabilities and recovery scenarios.

For more preparedness information, please visit www.Ready.gov.

Request a Vacation Watch While You are Away ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Harris County Constable Precinct #4 can help you if they know when you plan to be away. Both offer a Vacation Watch program, and it is as simple as placing a phone call letting them know when you will be out of town. Montgomery County residents can request a Vacation Watch from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office by calling 936-442-7797. Harris County residents can call 281-376-3472 to request a Vacation Watch with Harris County Constable, Precinct #4.

Make sure you have timed lights, close your garage doors, turn on alarms, stop newspaper deliveries and lock your doors and windows.

N Style Salon Specials ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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$45 Camo Color - blends that grey hair to make you look younger
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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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