Home Furnishings are Going “Green” Home Furnishings are Going “Green”

Pantone’s 2017 Color Of The Year Evokes The Renewal That Comes In Spring
By Mara Soloway
Have you noticed an abundance of home furnishings in showrooms and interior design studios in a fresh shade of yellow-green? Here’s …

Easy To Grow Dahlias Easy To Grow Dahlias

Plan Now For Spectacular Summer Blooms
By Melinda Myers
Photos by Longfield-Gardens.com
Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Wonderful Wall Designs Using Antiques Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Wonderful Wall Designs Using Antiques

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Dr. Lori Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings, History Channel’s The …

Dental Implants Dental Implants

The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth
By Judy Latta
A strong, healthy smile can do wonders for your confidence and is critical to your overall health and well-being. Unhealthy and missing teeth can interfere with eating, …

Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize  Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk

More cite unproven factors as a cancer cause than recognize obesity and other established risk factors
More Americans attribute stress and other unproven factors as those leading to cancer than recognize that alcohol, processed meat and …

Around The Bend March 2017 Around The Bend March 2017

SAFER STREETS FOR VULNERABLE USERS IN FORT BEND COUNTY
Shape up Fort Bend and Fort Bend Cycling Coalition members hosted a community breakfast Jan. 9 to discuss safer streets for vulnerable road users in Fort Bend …

Historically Fort Bend:
Surveying the Land
Historically Fort Bend:<br> Surveying the Land

Imagine that you have arrived in colonial Texas and applied for your land grant. Married heads of families received a league (4428 acres) if they declared that they were a rancher, and a labor (177 …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students March 2017
Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, <br>Sports, and Students March 2017</br>

TROOP 1852 NAMES EAGLE SCOUTS
Boy Scout Troop 1852, chartered by Southminster Presbyterian Church in Missouri City, has announced its most recent Eagle Scouts: Fred McCloud, Vaughan Steves, Ben Rudzinski, Grant Townsend and Tyler Thompson.
Each scout …

Discoveries March 2017 Discoveries March 2017

BLUE STAR RANGE
BlueStar® range in red orange. BlueStar®, manufacturer of high-performance appliances for the home and a trailblazer in color innovation is unveiling a new Matte collection of eight striking finishes, giving home chefs even …

Lessons in Moral Courage Lessons in Moral Courage

Mike Madden’s Students Learn To Not Let History Repeat Itself
Text and photos by Mara Soloway
Once each school year a hallway at Clements High School is transformed into a memorial for victims and survivors of the …

Book Reviews March 2017 Book Reviews March 2017

MY LIFE IN DESIGN
Few individuals in the last century have had such a wide-reaching influence on the way we live our lives than Sir Terence Conran – from how we decorate our homes to our …

A New List for a Shopping Spree of Wine Treasures A New List for a Shopping  Spree of Wine Treasures

The Top 20 Percent Of More Than 300 Wines Recently Tasted
Having written about one famous wine family in the January and February issues (see online at fortbendlifestylesandhomes.com/wine-reviews-by-denman-moody/, I am seriously behind in wine recommendations. …

Genesis G80 and Toyota Corolla iM Genesis G80 and Toyota Corolla iM

GENESIS G80 | Starting Price: $41,000
Genesis is the relatively new luxury car brand from Hyundai. The new G80 is one of the first models to be offered. So now Hyundai/Genesis is similar to Toyota/Lexus or …

A SUPER CITY HOSTS The Super Bowl A SUPER CITY HOSTS The Super Bowl

Houston Gets First-Class Rankings From Outside And From Those Who Know It Best
By Mara Soloway
Houston will host Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium. This most watched of annual sporting events in the …

Respect for Animals and Science Expertise Lead Father And Daughter To Veterinary Careers Respect  for Animals and Science Expertise Lead Father And Daughter To Veterinary Careers

George Woodley And Jesse Woodley Benefit The Profession With Their Talents
By Mara Soloway
Since earning his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn Uni­versity in 1982, George H. Woodley, 64, has treated numerous large and exotic animals …

Magnificent Seven Magnificent Seven

Large Family’s Eclectic Style Defines Luxury Home
For several years, Mark and Melissa Flores lived in what might be considered a traditional “cookie cutter” suburban family home. Their values and life were structured around what was …

“Texas, Our Texas” Concert, Feb. 19 “Texas, Our Texas” Concert,  Feb. 19

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Showcases New Works By Texas Composers And Performances By Texas Artists
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, FBSO continues its 25th season with a performance both …

Missouri City Recycling Program Missouri City Recycling Program

Municipal Solid Waste Program Helps Keep The “Show Me City” Clean And Green
There are multiple social, environmental and economic benefits associated with recycling. Missouri City households that participate in the Municipal Solid Waste Program …

Happenings February 2017 Happenings February 2017

FORT BEND JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS, THROUGH FEB. 1
The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is offering two scholarship programs to assist women in Fort Bend County who desire to further their education.
The …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Alyssa and Garrett
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br>Alyssa and Garrett

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Caffrey’s Photography
Few married couples can claim they met in junior high school, but Katy residents Alyssa Dowdle and Garrett Glover have those bragging rights. The couple can take that …