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Book Reviews Book Reviews

SEWING SCHOOL 2: LESSONS IN MACHINE SEWING
In Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing, authors Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle reveal the world of machine sewing with the same accessible appeal that kids responded …

Port and Madeira –
It’s a good time of year for fortified wines
Port and Madeira –</br>It’s a good time of year for fortified wines

By Denman Moody
Author, The Advanced Oenophile
Winter, or what we have of it in Houston, is the prime time to enjoy Port and Madeira. These are fortified wines. As the juice from the grapes is fermenting, instead …

NISSAN VERSA NOTE & GMC SIERRA PICKUP NISSAN VERSA NOTE & GMC SIERRA PICKUP

This Nissan’sAround View Monitor has cameras on all four sides of the car and gives you a 360- degree view of your space.

The GM Sierra Pickupsits much lower yet retains truck level ground clearance and the wheels have abundant vertical travel in the wheel wells.

The Cliffs of the Carolinas The Cliffs of the Carolinas

By Bill Anderson
with Cheryl Alexander
Whether you enjoy being close to the water, up in the mountains or part of vibrant city life, The Cliffs — an extraordinary collection of resort communities straddling North and South …

Tantalizing Texture Tantalizing Texture

Portrait photographer Susan Becker makes her living through the lens, absorbed in her subjects. It’s all about lighting, contrast, composition. Balance. And it’s that same creative intuition that drove perhaps her most compelling project to date, the design of her art-filled New Orleans style shotgun house.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Lighting Your Antiques
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br>Lighting Your Antiques

Sometimes you can teach an old dog a new trick. In this instance, I am the old dog. After years of working in museums and trying to light a fine work of art or an antique in the most flattering and least damaging way,

Happenings Oct 2013 Happenings Oct 2013

MAMIE GEORGE COMMUNITY CENTER OFFERS ART CLASSES
The Mamie George Community Center located at 1111 Collins Road in Richmond offers free art classes for seniors three times a week including ARTreach Clay & Pottery, and Mosaics …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Oct 2013 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Oct 2013

ELKINS HS STUDENT WINS 2013 WORLDWIDE STAR SEARCH AWARD – Elkins High School junior Ehweavworia “Aria” Enaohwo received the “Star of the Year 2013” award presented by Worldwide Star Search during the company’s 2013 Summer …

Scene in the Bend by Cari Middaugh Oct 2013 Scene in the Bend by Cari Middaugh Oct 2013

Socials, Parties, and Events in Fort Bend!

-Couture for the Cause Kickoff Party
-Sugar Land superstar finale
-Scene Around the Bend

Around The Bend Oct 2013 Around The Bend Oct 2013

FORT BEND CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER RECEIVES DONATION. Westin Homes is helping to make the dream of a year-round children’s museum in the community a reality. Jason Golan, president of Westin Homes, presented a $25,000 donation …

Business in Fort Bend Oct 2013 Business in Fort Bend Oct 2013

DR. SHANNON HOOD
Frost Elementary principal Dr. Shannon Hood was one of 50 Texas principals chosen to participate in a leadership program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The trip was sponsored by Raise …

Suburban Sugarland Women To Honor Founders Suburban Sugarland Women To Honor Founders

Mose and Mable Austin to receive lifetime service legends award on Oct. 26 
By Judy Latta
Mose and Mable Austin have made helping others their personal mission. Nearly 25 years ago they founded a volunteer community service …

Memories of Vietnam Conflict Arrive in Stafford Memories of Vietnam Conflict Arrive in Stafford

By Rebecca Maitland
Memories of the Vietnam War surfaced for veteran Lanny Martinson on Aug. 24 when his dog tags were returned 45 years after he lost them. Veterans from all over the country watched as …

ARTreach Mural Leaves Legacy ARTreach Mural Leaves Legacy

By Kim Montgomery
Smiles illuminated the gathering room at Rio Bend, a Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston foster care community located in Fort Bend County, during the unveiling of the mural created by the …

Renowned Public Artist Reginald Adams Creates Tribute to Country Music Icon Renowned Public Artist Reginald Adams  Creates Tribute to Country Music Icon

Imperial Sugar Company Commissions Work As A Thank You For Boys Round Here Lyrics
It’s sweet to be Reginald Adams. He’s the co-founder of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH) and a well-known artist selected …

Bone Chilling Decorations Bone Chilling Decorations

SKULL WREATH
You Will Need:
• Glue Gun
• 13” Round Styrofoam Wreath
• Black Felt
• Large skull head from craft  store. This one is made of foam, about  7’’x9’’.
• Fabric for bow.
Space the strips around the wreath and …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Leslie & Collin
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Leslie & Collin

Color photography by Arthur Garcia of Select Studio
What better time to feature a magical vaudeville masquerade-themed wedding than in our October issue? Two creative soulmates, fashion stylist Leslie Rivas and fashion photographer Collin Kelly, tied …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Oct 2013 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Oct 2013

MY FAVORITE :

Rabbit Herds Sheep You Tube
Spiderweb Nacho Spread
Yarn Pumpkins

Historically Fort Bend: Mirabeau Lamar: Texas Revolutionary Historically Fort Bend: Mirabeau Lamar: Texas Revolutionary

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was born in Louisville, Georgia on August 16, 1798, the second son of John and Rebecca Lamar. From an early age, he was interested in reading, art and poetry. In 1819, he …

Fashion Oct 2013 Fashion Oct 2013

Jay Strongwater

Mason Spider Tack Pin adds a colorful, whimsical note to your attire.

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Lose Weight Sooner Than Later Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

STUDY SUGGESTS IT GIVES THE BEST CHANCE OF REVERSING HEART DAMAGE FROM OBESITY
In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function …

What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram? What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

In a word, changes
A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Modern mammography has only existed since the late 1960s, when special x-ray machines were designed …

Furniture Trends – What’s Old is New Again Furniture Trends – What’s Old is New Again

By Angela Crissman
Gone are the days of creating a “cookie cutter” room with a suite of matching furniture. Instead, many designers are encouraging homeowners to create an eclectic offering that looks as though it has …

Discoveries Discoveries

BALIAGE BOOKCASE FROM AMBELLA HOME
The Ambella artisan team has brought clean, simple design lines together with hand-styled finishes to create fresh new designs that can blend seamlessly into virtually any room style. This dramatic bookcase …

Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

Building a pool that fits your lifestyle is the key
By Melanie Saxton
Fall is the ideal time to plan for a swimming pool installation. Construction throughout the winter can ready your backyard for a springtime oasis. …

Five Ideas for a Fantastic Fall Bulb Season Five Ideas for a Fantastic Fall Bulb Season

CREATING YOUR GARDEN’S “LINE”
The dog days of late summer are here: time to order bulbs! That’s right: for gardeners “spring forward” happens in fall, and has nothing to do with daylight savings.
Hans Langeveld, third generation …

Deliciously Scary Treats Deliciously Scary Treats

Nutella Dracula Denture Cookies
Ingredients
1 pkg (18.25 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough or your favorite cookie recipe
1 13 oz. jar of Nutella Hazelnut Spread
1/2 cup prepared vanilla frosting, tinted red
48 slivered almonds
Recipe Preparation
1. Prepare cookies …