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Dazzling Windows – New trends in window shades

| July 1, 2010
Dazzling Windows – New trends in window shades

One of the simplest—and most inexpensive—ways to refresh a room’s décor is to update the window treatment. After all, when we enter a room for the first time, our eyes are naturally drawn to the windows, which is why they often serve as the focal point for a room’s design theme. One of the most […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2010

| July 1, 2010
Book Reviews Jul 2010

Front Yard Gardens Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass, Second Edition is an inspiring treasure-trove of ideas to start and grow a fabulous front yard. Author Liz Primeau explores the history of lawn and our attachment to it, and profiles 75 front yard gardens from across North America in a variety of growing zones. […]

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Summer Hues

| July 1, 2010
Summer Hues

Feminine Fleur Long strand freshwater pearls paired with pink and blue opal rosettes make TOUS’ Fleur collection sweet and feminine. A modern twist on the pearl makes this collection the new classic. www.tous.com. Fresh Flowers Glacee Luxe Handbag from Tous adds distinction to any outfit. www.tous.com * * Understated Elegance Distinctive finishes in sterling silver and […]

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Why Can’t Men Be More Like Women? Famed sports figures Vida Blue and Rosey Grier promote early detection for prostate cancer in new public service announcement

| July 1, 2010
Why Can’t Men Be  More Like Women? Famed sports figures Vida Blue and Rosey Grier  promote early detection for prostate cancer  in new public service announcement

Sports legends Vida Blue and Rosey Grier have teamed up in a new public service announcement to raise awareness for early detection of prostate cancer in men. Produced to hit the airwaves in time for the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual Home Run Chal­lenge with Major League Baseball in June, the spot depicts a group of […]

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Keep Good Vision Throughout Life

| July 1, 2010
Keep Good Vision Throughout Life

Tips for fighting eye problems common with age Good vision is a vital part of feeling your best. We rely on sight more than any other sense to enjoy life to the fullest. Your vision changes naturally throughout your life. For example, you may know that with age: •Your eyes need more light to see; […]

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Look Your Best

| July 1, 2010
Look Your Best

Why Settle for Less? Mennen T. Gallas, M.D., F.A.C.S. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Board certified in General and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mennen T. Gallas specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body, and has practiced in the Katy area since 1999. Founder of Gallas Plastic Surgery & Vein Center, Dr. Gallas offers comprehensive care at one convenient […]

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Don’t Let Aches and Pains Slow You Down

| July 1, 2010
Don’t Let Aches and Pains Slow You Down

Whether you’re an avid athlete, a dedicated gardener or someone who’s been meaning to get started on an exercise program, now is the time to begin. No one is immune from the desire to get outdoors and do something active, and that includes people with chronic pain issues. Whether you’re dealing with arthritis or trying […]

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Healthy Vision

| July 1, 2010
Healthy Vision

Taking Care of Your Eyes Grand Vision Center, Brett Donaldson, O.D., Ryann Donaldson, O.D. Good eye health and eye care are crucial in protecting your sight, preventing common eye disorders and treating eye problems. Common visual disorders such as Myopia (distance blur), Hyperopia (better distance than near vision), Astigmatism (usually misshapen cornea) or Presbyopia (near focus decreasing […]

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“Grate” Burgers Off the Grill

| July 1, 2010
“Grate” Burgers Off the Grill

There’s nothing like the “grate” taste of a big, juicy burger hot off the grill during the summer cookout season. It’s no wonder that Americans’ love affair with burgers has been going strong for more than 100 years. Burgers always top the menu for every gathering from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and it wouldn’t […]

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Light up the Garden with Daylilies

| July 1, 2010
Light up the Garden with Daylilies

Though each flower lasts but a day, daylilies light up the garden with blooms for many weeks. The common orange and yellow stalwarts have given way to color combinations too numerous to list, and browsing a catalog is enough to make a gardener swoon. With flowers that are single or double, ruffled or smooth, large […]

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Easy Elegance Roses

| July 1, 2010
Easy Elegance Roses

A tour of the 2010 Easy Elegance® Rose garden showcases these popular, easy-growing roses in all colors and sizes. Zone 9-hardy plants are available at better garden centers across the area. One new variety adaptable to Zone 9 joins this year’s collection—Coral Cove, an ever-blooming petite rose with pink, orange and yellow petals. Coral Cove […]

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Decant It and Let It “Breathe”? The facts might surprise you

| July 1, 2010
Decant It and Let It “Breathe”? The facts might surprise you

In May 1977, my late friend Alexis Bespaloff published “A Corking New Wine Theory” in New York Magazine. In blind tastings with Robert Mondavi, Paul Draper of Ridge Winery, Alexis Lichine of Bordeaux Chateau Prieuré-Lichine, Kevin Zraly, cellarmaster at Windows on the World Restaurant and author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, and […]

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Mini Cooper & Honda Crosstour

| July 1, 2010
Mini Cooper & Honda Crosstour

MINI COOPER When the British Mini car company was purchased by BMW, the car received the full Teutonic engineering treatment. That meant transforming the iconic car from an ultra-light micro vehicle with sliding side windows and 13-inch wheels to something more substantial, all the while retaining its unique “‘Mini’ness.” As impossible a task as that […]

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Discoveries

| July 1, 2010
Discoveries

Blue Outdoor Plates in Two Sizes The pattern of the 8-inch x 8-inch salad plates can be paired with the color coordinated pattern of the 10-inch x 10-inch dinner plates. The pieces are color coordinated, but the designs are not identical. Perfect for outdoor dining. www.homeinfatuation.com * Octagonal Mirror Inspired by classic late 19th century […]

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Educational Opportunities

| July 1, 2010
Educational Opportunities

Math That Makes Sense to Kids Mathnasium of Cinco Ranch Mathnasium of Cinco Ranch offers “math-only” year-round educational programs in an attractive and supportive setting for children to develop much-needed math skills and build confidence in their abilities. Developed over 30 years of hands-on experience with thousands of children, the Mathnasium educational method is designed for children […]

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When Too Much Is Too Much

| July 1, 2010
When Too Much Is Too Much

Breast reduction may be the solution you are looking for … While many women elect to have the size of their breasts enhanced, there are just as many who feel that too much is too much. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mamma­plasty, removes excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts. Women […]

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CUSTOM COMFORT AIR CONDITIONING

| July 1, 2010
CUSTOM COMFORT AIR CONDITIONING

Warm temperatures are here —and so is the potential to throw away money. Consumers can’t afford to ignore their air conditioning equipment because inefficient equipment and potentially costly home cooling problems could equal wasted expenses. Custom Comfort Air Conditioning has qualified service technicians that can handle major maintenance tasks as well as super full system […]

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HALLMARK POOLS & SPAS

| July 1, 2010
HALLMARK POOLS & SPAS

Hallmark Pools and Spas is a custom pool builder servicing Fort Bend County, including Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond and Missouri City. They were born out of pool renovations 11 years ago and now operate a 75 percent referral-based business. They specialize in complete pool restoration. With custom-design and cost-plus pricing, they can create unique waterscapes, […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, June 2010

Grand Spring Ball The National League of Junior Cotillions Grand Spring Ball was held April 9 at the Golf Club @ Cinco Ranch. Once the dance was over, several of the 6th grade Year I graduates enjoyed dinner together at Hasta la Pasta. 1) Mother and son: Sherry and Evan 2) (L-R, front row) Madyson, […]

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Texas Sends SLHS Academic Decathlon Team To Compete at Nationals

| June 1, 2010
Texas Sends SLHS Academic Decathlon Team To Compete at Nationals

Team matches intellect, scores high among nation’s brightest Their competitions might not draw buses full of band members and cheerleaders. They don’t always have immediate face recognition. And their fans are usually subdued. Are they the Rodney Dangerfields of high school students? No respect? No way! The nine members of the Seven Lakes High School […]

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Katy Texas Events June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Katy Texas Events June 2010

BARRY SEA PARADOX PERFORMS, EVERY SATURDAY The Barry Sea Paradox performs every Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Mercury Bar in Cinco Ranch. Mercury Bar is a martini jazz lounge with an emphasis on artisan beer and wines. One of Texas’ hottest groups, the Barry Sea Paradox has a hit smooth jazz CD that’s received […]

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Layla Grace’s Legacy

| June 1, 2010
Layla Grace’s Legacy

You’ve probably heard about her. Little Layla Grace Marsh touched many lives in the Cy-Fair area and beyond, her story reaching nationwide. In May of 2009, at just 18 months old, the youngest of the three Marsh children, Layla, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Her parents knew they had a lengthy and scary journey […]

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Tutor Doctor Makes “House Calls” in Katy and Surrounding Areas

| June 1, 2010
Tutor Doctor Makes “House Calls” in Katy and Surrounding Areas

There will be fewer “math meltdowns” and other homework headaches in Katy, Richmond and the surrounding areas now that Ken and Parker Knapp have introduced the Tutor Doctor solution to the local equation. Tutor Doctor, a one-on-one in-home tutoring service designed to help students from ages 3 to 103, announced the opening of a new […]

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