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

MY FAVORITES:

– Homeless Buddies
– Homemade Mac and Cheese Bites
– Winter Vegetable Soup

To My Valentine To My Valentine

GOLD CONNECTION JEWELERS
Among the finest in the area, the Gold Connection artisans have decades of experience. They can design to your specifications or create a unique one-of-a-kind design. The designer meets with you to understand …

Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

At 40, men and women have a 1 in 5 chance of developing heart failure in their lifetime
People scoring well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are …

Can Cosmetic Surgery Make You More Likeable? Can Cosmetic Surgery Make You More Likeable?

Study Finds Facial Rejuvenation Could Change How People Perceive Your Personality
By Judy Latta
We have all heard the adage, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” which encourages us to not pass judgment on others based …

Around The Bend January 2016 Around The Bend January 2016

FBJSL AWARDS $8,000 IN GRANT MONEY TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) recently awarded two Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grants.
FBJSL awarded a CAF Grant to the American Red Cross for their Home …

Historically Fort Bend:
William K. Davis
Historically Fort Bend:<br> William K. Davis

Son of Kinchen W. Davis and Fannie Pleasants, William Kinchen Davis was a prominent landowner and citizen in Fort Bend County. He was born on November 11, 1822 in Alabama. Davis arrived in Texas on …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students Jan 2016
Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, <br>Sports, and Students Jan 2016</br>

ELKINS HS REPUBLICANS CHAPTER AIDS SHARED DREAMS PROGRAM
The Elkins High School Republicans, a chapter of the High School Republicans of Texas, recently joined their school’s clinical staff in sponsoring a school-wide supply drive to benefit …

Addy McMillen Flourishes in the Limelight Addy McMillen Flourishes in the Limelight

FBCA Student Aspires To Act On Broadway
Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) sixth grader Addy McMillen has broken her leg many times — on stage that is.
Addy has been acting for three years, and her …

Discoveries January 2016 Discoveries January 2016

REGINA ANDREW LIGHTING
The Regina Andrew Maison chandelier lends compelling classic style to living rooms, foyers, entryways, and hallways. This curvaceous metal fixture features a stunning gold and white finish, complementing ornate tassel detailing. laylagrayce.com

Creativity Flows in Bathroom Design Winners Creativity Flows in Bathroom Design Winners

Designers plumb their creative depths to give homeowners unique spaces
In today’s homes, bath and powder rooms are as beautiful, luxurious and unique as any kitchen or master bedroom. The winners at the 2015 National Kitchen …

Book Reviews January 2016 Book Reviews January 2016

DECORATE ANYTHING
Introducing Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything by Amy Anderson – a crafting book for savvy crafters and non-crafters alike. Fun, removable and remarkably easy to use, washi tape is …

TPC Sawgrass/ THE PLAYERS Championship TPC  Sawgrass/ THE PLAYERS Championship

 
Book A Stay And Play
By Noel Valentine
As if the climate and natural beauty weren’t enough, each May fans flock to the Florida sun for a chance to catch a glimpse of golf’s most illustrious champions …

Great Wines, Good Restaurants and a Book Signing Great Wines, Good Restaurants and a Book Signing

A Top Recommendation From Argentina
TOP RECOMMENDATION
My top recommendation for this month has to be Luca Malbec from Uco Valley, Argentina. Every vintage since 2005 has been outstanding, and the 2012, recently tasted, is no exception. …

Mazda CX-3 and Toyota 4Runner Trail Mazda CX-3 and Toyota 4Runner Trail

MAZDA CX-3 | Starting Price: $20,000

TOYOTA 4RUNNER TRAIL Starting Price: $33,500

McKELVEY DESIGNS McKELVEY DESIGNS

If you need a knowledgeable, experienced, reputable company to help you with your home improvements, give McKelvey Designs a call. Ron and Debbie can help you with all your kitchen and bath remodeling needs, selection …

CABINETS & DESIGNS CABINETS & DESIGNS

Visit Cabinets & Designs to experience the infinite possibilities of a high-concept showroom. For 40 years this family-owned business has specialized in lifestyle designs for home and office. They are the #1 Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design …

Holiday Décor Celebrates The Reason For The Season Holiday Décor Celebrates The Reason For The Season

For 24 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) has showcased homes extravagantly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising funds to support its programs and …

Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation 2016 Founders Ball Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation  2016 Founders Ball

BIG WIGS ~ A Night of Entertainment
Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF) and Classic Chevrolet have announced the 2016 Founders Ball will be held at Safari Texas on Jan. 23. This year’s theme will be …

Madden Elementary School Dedication Ceremony Madden Elementary School Dedication Ceremony

Former Students, Family And Friends Help Make Event Memorable For School’s Namesakes
Sunday, October 18 was a special day for Carolyn and Vernon Madden as Fort Bend ISD officially dedicated the district’s 46th elementary school named …

Mary Joyce Enters City Council Race Mary Joyce Enters City Council Race

Running For Sugar Land City Council, At Large, Position 2
Mary Joyce, long-time Sugar Land resident, has announced her intent to run as a candidate for the Sugar Land City Council, At Large, Position 2.
Joyce brings …

Army Sergeant Surprises Daughters After a Year’s Deployment in Afghanistan Army Sergeant Surprises Daughters After a Year’s Deployment in Afghanistan

Middle Schoolers Get A Sweet Surprise
What would have been a typical Friday morning at Baines Middle School turned into a morning of elation as U.S. Army Sergeant David Blalock surprised his daughters, Caitlyn and Camryn, …

State Highway 6: The Road More Traveled State Highway 6: The Road More Traveled

The Road Reflects The Changing Face Of Fort Bend County
By Michelle Johnson
In Fort Bend County, State Highway 6 has become an important thoroughfare for the cities of Sugar Land and Missouri City. This stretch …

Happenings December 2015 Happenings December 2015

FBJSL NOW ACCEPTING EVENT BENEFICIARY AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) is currently accepting applications from charitable organizations interested in benefiting from an FBJSL event to be held in the 2016 – …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Meghan & Scott
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br> Meghan & Scott

Text by Melanie Saxton / Photos by Morgan Lynn Photography
Score one point in the international romance department for University of Georgia sport scholarships. Meghan Gibbons — a young woman born and raised in The Woodlands …