Old Building Sparks New Lives Old Building Sparks New Lives

Twin City Boxing Center provides a safe refuge for kids 
There’s an old building on Third Street in historic downtown Richmond that could use some work, but the 15 or so kids inside do not even …

Fort Bend County Scope March 2012 Fort Bend County Scope March 2012

SL Multicultural Outreach Lands National Recognition
The International City/County Management Association presented Sugar Land with the 2011 Community Sustainability Award for the city’s multi-cultural outreach and education efforts.

Bella Spatique Too Bella Spatique Too

Owner Amy Bui Dichoso has owned and operated Bella Spatique in River Oaks for 10 years. She proudly debuts her second location in the Sugar Land area, Bella Spatique Too. It’s the new hot spot …

Business in Fort Bend March 2012 Business in Fort Bend March 2012

Riverstone has been listed among the nation’s 15 top-selling master-planned communities for 2011, as compiled by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. The Fort Bend community posted 302 sales last year, a 35 percent increase over …

QUILTS: STITCHES IN TIME QUILTS: STITCHES IN TIME

 
By Chris Godbold
A quilt is a padded bed coverlet or bedspread made of two layers of fabric with a soft filling between them. It is stitched in patterns or tufted with crisscross seams through all …

Find Out What’s Keeping You Awake Find Out What’s  Keeping You Awake

What do sleep deprivation and pain have in common? Much more than most people realize. First, many people suffer from both conditions. More than 150 million Americans say they are not getting enough sleep, according …

Take The Plunge To Owning A Pool Take The Plunge To Owning A Pool

By Nicole Harkinson
With the hot summer months almost upon us, the thought of rippling tides and sloshing water in the backyard certainly has a refreshing appeal. Pools add not only a higher resale value to …

First Class—Caribbean Style The Tuscany on Grace Bay First Class—Caribbean Style The Tuscany on Grace Bay

The Tuscany Resort is located on beautiful Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos, just 15 minutes from Providenciales International Airport in the area known as the British West Indies. The resort offers 30 well-appointed …

Fashion – Spring Finds Mar 2012 Fashion – Spring Finds Mar 2012

WESTERN BOOTS FROM ARIAT QUINCY COLLECTION

A boot for the woman who loves to make a vibrant statement. Hand-drawn designs are by rodeo cowgirl Quincy Freeman. Shown is Corazon, Holly Rose (yellow) and Nevada Lily (blue).
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Discoveries Mar 2012 Discoveries Mar 2012

Colonial Candle Debuts New Premium Collections

Founded in 1909 on Cape Cod by school teacher Mabel Baker, the 103-year-old national brand leader in premium candle craftsmanship is unveiling a transformation in design, as well as reformulated …

Restyle Your Smile Restyle Your Smile

Dental implants becoming the treatment of choice for replacement of missing teeth
By Cheryl Alexander
Millions of Americans contend with missing teeth and the variety of options for restoring them. According to the American Association of Oral …

Bring Mardi Gras to your table Bring Mardi Gras to your table

Celebrate Food & Family
(Family Features) Bring the fun and flavor of Carnival season to your table by creating a “Big Easy” celebration at home.
Revel in the true meaning of Mardi Gras with good music, good …

Furniture and Accessory Trends Furniture and Accessory Trends

By Sandra Meineke
There are no trends in furniture and home décor anymore. Or, everything is a trend, depending on what list, blog or design book you read. Basically, anything goes.
Design leaders at High Point Market …

Book Reviews March 2012 Book Reviews March 2012

FINE COOKING ITALIAN
Fine Cooking Italian features the magazine’s blend of delicious, triple-tested recipes and solid how-to information. This collection of 200 Italian dishes has it all, from appetizers to soups, pastas to pizzas, and mains …

Winning Wineries Winning Wineries

By Denman Moody

www.denmanswineblog.com
There are numerous wineries that produce five, 10 or even 15 different wines, and only one or two of them are great values in their respective price range. ….

Range Rover Evoque & Cadillac XTS Range Rover Evoque & Cadillac XTS

By Kelly Foss
The Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover Evoque multi-terrain capability in a more compact package.
The XTS is a large elegant sedan that derives its luxury though technology according to Cadillac.

French Country Home Defines Balance and Beauty French Country Home Defines Balance and Beauty

The de Jong home offers a true representation of a family who is dedicated to hard work, high standards and notable achievement. The 8,400-square-foot residence houses Brent and Mariella de Jong and their blended family—
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Happenings Feb 2012 Happenings Feb 2012

Graphic-Novel 3-D Art At Albert George Branch Library
DURING FEBRUARY
An exhibit of handcrafted vinyl figures inspired by graphic novels will be on display throughout the month of February at Albert George Branch Library, 9230 Gene Street …

Sugar Land Parties and Galas, Kelly Buettner February social column Feb 2012 Sugar Land Parties and Galas, Kelly Buettner February social column Feb 2012

February Events • The Furniture Bank Presents ‘The Great Furniture Find’ • 20th Annual CASA Christmas Home Tour • Taste Of Sugar Land • Around the Bend

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Feb 2012 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Feb 2012

LAMAR CONSOLIDATED SENIOR  EARNS EDMUNDS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Lamar Consolidated High School senior Morgan Pierce received a $500 scholarship from The Edmunds Foundation.
Morgan qualified for the scholarship by writing an essay about Nanotechnology. She plans …

Artist Recreates Famous Logo; Wins State Artist Recreates Famous Logo; Wins State

By Cindy Ziervogel
National contest was “just another project” for doodler
Doodle queen Alessandra Jara holds a pretty special place in the doodle world.  The Reading Junior High eighth-grader was named a state finalist in the Doodle …

Lexi Stavinoha: ‘Tween Country Western Sensation Lexi Stavinoha: ‘Tween Country Western Sensation

By Melanie Saxton
Only 12, this seventh-grader has played hundreds of gigs and is headed toward stardom
Alexis Lanea Stavinoha, known simply as Lexi, could sing better than she could talk at the age of two. “I …

Catching Up With the Clemens Family Catching Up With the Clemens Family

By Melanie Saxton
The Clemens crew can best be described in two words: Family unity. All six stay busy with work, school and extracurriculars. But they carve time out of hectic schedules to volunteer at the …