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Nestled in the Woods

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Beautiful home was worth the wait

As the saying goes, “The longer it takes, the longer it lasts.” And if that is the case, then the Williams’ home will be around for quite a while. Married since 1996, Dena and Jay Williams moved to their current community in 2001 with their two daughters, Alex and Lily, because they were attracted to the neighborhood’s quiet, wooded community. Read the full story »

Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions

Stacey and Blake Beckendorff’s structure is steeped in character
Text by Mara Soloway  |   Photos by Kevin Douglas West
In 2013, Blake and Stacey Beckendorff took several personal and professional leaps of faith. They got married, …

Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center

Living Arts program supports better aging, better health and a better life for seniors in Fort Bend County
The energy in the art room at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) is effervescent and palpable. The …

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

Fort Bend Citizen Earns YMCA’s David D. Allen Memorial Award Fort Bend Citizen Earns YMCA’s David D. Allen Memorial Award

Mike Flory has helped secure nearly $1 million in donations and sponsorships for Y programs
Each year, the YMCA of Greater Houston recognizes the outstanding service of a volunteer who exemplifies the highest ideals of the …

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Gown The Sisterhood of the Traveling Gown

Eight Fort Bend Christian Academy graduates have shared a gown and its special words of encouragement
By Brittney Byrd
Ashley Dinges, a member of the Fort Bend Christian Academy Class of 2016, is the eighth FBCA senior …

City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Development Incentives City of Sugar Land Strengthens Economic Development Incentives

City is a regional employment center and corporate headquarters destination
To ensure Sugar Land remains a leading location for primary employment and corporate headquarters, Sugar Land City Council and the Sugar Land Development Corporation (SLDC) recently …

Carly Davison, Local Teen Wins International Modeling Competition Carly Davison, Local Teen Wins International Modeling Competition

Carly Davison has long dreamed of­ and worked hard for this level of success
By Mara Soloway
Carly Davison has always found the modeling industry to be immensely interesting and creative – she loves Victoria’s Secret TV …

Fort Bend’s Swankiest Crawfish Boil Fort Bend’s Swankiest Crawfish Boil

More than 2,000 people enjoy Riverstone event
More than 2,000 people let the good times roll in Riverstone, enjoying gorgeous weather, live music and 5,000 pounds of Creole-spiced crawfish during the community’s April 23 Crawfish Boil. …

Happenings July 2016 Happenings July 2016

MOODY GARDENS TAKING FLIGHT WITH WINGS OF WONDER, THROUGH AUG. 20
This summer, visitors will have the chance to get up close to owls, falcons, hawks, vultures and a variety of other bird species as …

Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

Lost Key Golf & Beach Club offers lush golf greens, sugar-sand beaches and crystal blue waters

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Jennifer & James MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Jennifer & James

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Casey Chateauvert of Endless Exposures
From the moment they met, Jennifer Martin and James Gibb just “clicked.” Her passion is art, his are cooking and gardening, so it was no …

Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh July 2016 Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh July 2016

Over 400 community members gathered on a mild Texas spring evening for the 7th Annual Fort Bend Empty Bowls, April 15th at Safari Texas Ranch. The event, which includes a live and silent auction …

Fashion – Celebrate Red, White, & Blue – July 2016 Fashion –  Celebrate Red, White, & Blue – July 2016

 
Marc Jacobs- The red and navy shoulder bag is crafted from supple suede and has crystal embellishment and braided trim. net-a-porter.com

Business in Fort Bend July 2016 Business in Fort Bend July 2016

‹Johnson Development Names Christen Johnson Head Of Marketing
Johnson Development Corp. has named Christen Johnson Senior Vice President of Marketing. Johnson is a 15-year employee of Johnson Development, and in addition to continuing to handle the …

Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs

Annual NKBA competition brings out the best
The winning kitchens of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competition certainly prove that homeowners are moving these spaces from the utilitarian to become the hub of …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – The Art of Storing China Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  The Art of Storing China

Lori Verderame on Google+

Dr. Lori, Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, and award-winning TV expert, Dr. Lori Verderame is the star appraiser on Discovery channel’s international hit TV show Auction Kings, and appears on FOX Business Network’s Strange Inheritance. …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2016 the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2016

-Military Magic Man
-Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
-Garden Pest Chart

Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

Millions more use injections to get the perfect pucker
A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures …

Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

American Academy of Dermatology encourages prevention, detection
Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up …

Around The Bend July 2016 Around The Bend July 2016

INTERFAITH EFFORTS IN FORT BEND COUNTY BUILD GREAT RESULTS
The Fort Bend Interfaith Council helped build a home for a young family at a St.Laurence Catholic Church – Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity house build on …

10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders 10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders

Eco-friendly plants save gardening effort
Garden beds and borders, artfully filled with a colorful tapestry of flowers and foliage, are very much back in vogue. But unlike the traditional perennial beds and borders, which were labor …

Historically Fort Bend:
William Jennings Bryan in Rosenberg
Historically Fort Bend:<br> William Jennings Bryan in Rosenberg

Fort Bend County has seen its fair share of politicians. Some of them live here while others are just passing through. The travels of the presidential candidates throughout the country are a contrast to earlier …

Discoveries July 2016 Discoveries July 2016

18TH C. FRENCH ROCAILLE CLAMSHELL
Inspired by the shell motifs of 18th-century decorative arts and architecture, this impeccably crafted clamshell pays homage to the French rocaille style, championing the inherent beauty of nature. Artisans cast each …

Book Reviews July 2016 Book Reviews July 2016

HIVE YOU HEARD?
What makes bees such perfect pollinators? How can we adapt outdoor spaces to feed and attract the widest variety of bees? How can we ensure a healthy future for the bees and save …

Touring Napa and Sonoma Touring Napa and Sonoma

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile
A great visit highlighting great vintages
Visiting a winery in northern Cali­fornia used to consist of standing in a line at a tasting room, and being served, sometimes complimentary, by …