Book Reviews April 2017 Book Reviews April 2017

BECOMING A PEACEFUL MOM
Peaceful mom. It hardly seems that the words could go together. Yet the peace you crave can be yours in every season of raising children. Whether you have teenagers or toddlers, being …

Touring Napa and Sonoma, Part II Touring Napa and Sonoma, Part II

More Wineries That Are “Must Visits”
In the July 2016 issue, I wrote about some of the to-die-for wineries in Napa and Sonoma that are “must” visits. To view that article, visit houstonlifestyles.com, click on “Wine, …

Acura MDX & Toyota Avalon Acura MDX & Toyota Avalon

 
By Kelly Foss mycardata.com
Acura MDX | Starting price: $44,000
The MDX is a charter member of the midsize SUV fraternity. It first hit the market in 2000. With no traditional truck-based body-on-frame vehicles built by …

Kitchens That Cook Kitchens That Cook

Creating A Culinary Space
Text by Cheryl Alexander
Kitchen designs are as varied as the cooks who use them. Some are so lackluster that even the thought of cooking in them can stifle any craving.

Jerry Seinfeld Delivers Non-Stop Laughs Jerry Seinfeld Delivers Non-Stop Laughs

Smart Financial Centre Grand Opening Event Is A Huge Success
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the region’s first state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue, debuted Jan. 14 with two sold-out performances by legendary comedian, Jerry Seinfeld.
Before the …

Folksy, Funky and Fun Folksy, Funky and Fun

Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Amanda Bennett Defies Convention
By Cheryl Alexander
Amanda Bennett, this year’s Bayou City Art Festival Featured Artist, is a self-taught, mixed media artist who has fused together acrylic paint and photographs …

Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

Chairman Jack Lyons Has Given His Time And Effort Since 1981
By Mara Soloway
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will welcome visitors from March 7-26 with its well-established array of attractions, entertainment and special events – …

Registration Now Open for 13th Annual Impact a Hero 5K Registration Now Open for 13th Annual Impact a Hero 5K

The May 20 Event Brings The Community, Combat Veterans And Their Families Together
Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Impact a Hero 5K, one of Impact a Hero’s major fundraising events of the year. …

Sugar Land Sees a Dynamic Year Ahead Sugar Land Sees a Dynamic Year Ahead

Mayor And City Manager Give Details In State Of The City Address
By Mara Soloway
While New Yorker magazine highlighted the City of Sugar Land’s Selfie statue as one of nine objects that defined 2016, the City …

Happenings March 2017 Happenings March 2017

FORT BEND EDUCATION FOUNDATION 24TH ANNUAL GALA, MARCH 4
The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Off to Oz…The Emerald City Awaits presented by Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP, promises to be a fantastic journey down …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Amanda and Robert
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br> Amanda and Robert

Text by Melanie Saxton   Photos by Peary Photography
They both grew up in The Wood­lands and attended Mont­gomery High School. But it wasn’t until after graduation that Amanda Winski and Robert Neigh­bors connected, romanced and finally …

Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh March 2017 Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh March 2017

– Fort Bend Chamber CHairman’s Gala
– Fort Bend Cares Road Trip to the South Pacific
– Party With a Purpose

Fashion – March 2017 Fashion – March 2017

DOLCE & GABBANA– Mini Sicily Tote in white and navy leather.

Business in Fort Bend March 2017 Business in Fort Bend March 2017

CENTRAL FORT BEND CHAMBER WELCOMES SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
The Central Fort Bend Chamber welcomed Sherwin-Williams to its newest store in Fort Bend County, located at 20400 Southwest Freeway in Richmond. Staff and guests took part in the …

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

Lori Verderame on Google+

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 …