11th Annual Book & Author Dinner 11th Annual Book & Author Dinner

“Fall in love with a good book” on Feb. 13
This year’s 11th Annual Book & Author Dinner benefiting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County will have you falling in love with exciting books written …

American Cancer Society Honors Cancer Survivors American Cancer Society Honors Cancer Survivors

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sugar Land encourages cancer survivors and their caregivers to attend a celebration of life and hope on Feb. 26. The American Cancer Society Survivor Celebration Lunch­eon will …

Tips for making your marriage proposal an event to remember Tips for making your marriage proposal an event to remember

Guys, It’s Time to Show Your Love
February brings thoughts of hearts and flowers, and what better way to tell your Valentine you love her than by popping the question? Proposing is one of  life’s biggest …

Could You Have Heart Failure? Could You Have Heart Failure?

February is American Heart Month; join the fight against this life-threatening disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 630,000  Americans die each year of some form of heart disease …

Visit these Fort Bend coffee houses Visit these Fort Bend coffee houses

What would a Monday morning be without a cup of coffee to get us going? If you are like me, you probably frequent the same shop and order the same drink each visit. The employees …

Tulips that twist and turn offset winter doldrums Tulips that twist and turn offset winter doldrums

Bring Potted Bulbs Indoors for Winter Color
Winter winds carry more than rain and sleet; they bring a blizzard of colorful spring flowers. Winter is the season when shops and supermarket floral departments are laden with …

Think You Know Your Roses? Think You Know Your Roses?

You might be surprised to find out that the colors don’t mean what you think at all
Before you know it those prickly but beautiful rose plants will be sprouting new buds. In fact, due to …

Spice up your Valentine date with cocktails Spice up your Valentine date with cocktails

Lovey Dovey Daiquiri
Kiss Kocktail
Cupid’s Cosmo

Winter Break and Must-Have Style Winter Break and Must-Have Style

BECKYOH! FABULOUS CUSTOM HANDBAGS
Becky O, owner and designer of BECKYOH! fabulous custom handbags, collects interesting fabrics wherever she travels, always striving for funky combinations of pattern and texture.  Each handbag is a one-of-a-kind creation. www.beckyoh.com

Discoveries Feb 2011 Discoveries Feb 2011

Eurotrend Decor
Designed by Colzani the unexpected curved lines of Kiko are eye-catching and transform it from a coffee table to stool. Made in plywood of canaletta walnut Kiko is also available with a removable …

Get a Brighter Smile for the New Year Get a Brighter Smile for the New Year

Everyone wants a great smile, but not everyone is blessed with naturally straight, pearly white teeth. Today, there is an array of solutions for these dental issues, from braces, to bleaching, to veneers.

Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind

According to the FBI, there were an estimated 2,222,196 burglaries in 2008, and break-ins at residential properties accounted for 70 percent of those offenses. No wonder that electronic security products have seen a steady increase …

Bye, Bye, Flat Walls; Hello “Wow”Brighten rooms with walls that serve as eye-catching art Bye, Bye, Flat Walls; Hello “Wow”Brighten rooms with walls that serve as eye-catching art

Kiss the flat, matte wall goodbye. Wallpapers and paint are being replaced with amazing new surface materials that make wall coverings more like a piece of art. The latest looks are rich, textured coverings in …

Book Reviews Feb 2011 Book Reviews Feb 2011

SEWING SCHOOL

Sewing School is a fun, kid-tested how-to-sew book for ages 5 and up, featuring 21 step-by-step projects to inspire young sewers to create useful, modern objects with minimal adult supervision.
Authors Amie Petronis Plumley …

New Wine Book Offers Answers and Tips New Wine Book Offers Answers and Tips

What’s A Winelover To Do? An Illustrated Guide With 334 Essential Oenophile Pointers And Tips, by Wes Marshall, Artisan Books, paperback, 2010. $17.95
It is interesting that Marshall and I are somehow on the same page …

See the new Ford Explorer and Lexus CT200h See the new Ford Explorer and Lexus CT200h

Ford Explorer
With the totally new Explorer, Ford has started over from scratch and opted for a unibody construction vehicle with front wheel drive that will even be offered with a 4 cylinder engine!
Lexus CT200h
Lexus’ newest car, the CT200h, is the entry model in its lineup. It’s best described as a compact touring car with a hybrid drive similar to the one found in the Prius.

Instant Attraction – A peek behind the trees revealed the perfect dwelling for this family of four Instant Attraction – A peek behind the trees revealed the perfect dwelling  for this family of four

House hunting can be an exercise in patience as Shawn and Eric Nitcher discovered a few years ago. “We were losing hope that we were going to find a house, but I kept thinking, ‘No, …

Happenings Jan 2011 Happenings Jan 2011

GLASS-ENCAPSULATED MINIATURES ON DISPLAY DURING JANUARY
BEGINNING JAN 01
Fort Bend County Libraries’ First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land, will feature an exhibit of glass-encapsulated miniatures throughout the month of January in …

Christen Johnson’s ‘Scene in the Bend’ January 2011 Christen Johnson’s ‘Scene in the Bend’ January 2011

-Sugar Land Skeeters Creates Buzz About Baseball
-Taste of Sugar Land
-Pete Olson Addresses Fort Bend Medical Society
-Boogie 2011 Kick Off
-Scene in the Bend

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : January 2011 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students : January 2011

LCISD STUDENTS OUTSTANDING PARTICIPANTS IN NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – Three Lamar CISD students are Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Terry High School’s Kaleb Sterling and Caleb Williams made the list, as did …

Around the Bend January 2011 Around the Bend January 2011

YIP AND GEORGE FOUNDATION HOST FOOD DRIVE. The second Youth in Philanthropy Countywide Food Drive was held on Nov. 13 at the Plaza in Sugar Land Town Square. High school students from 12 area high …

Fort Bend County Scope January 2011 Fort Bend County Scope January 2011

Time Line for Minor League Baseball Stadium
Sugar Land began the process to select a final design-build contractor for the construction of a minor league baseball stadium northeast of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 59. …