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News By You: Deborah Sees, RN Appointed Director of Nursing for The Village at Gleannloch Farms

August 23, 2011

Deborah A. Sees, RN, has been appointed as director of nursing for the Village at Gleannloch Farms. The announcement was made by Kathy Johanns, executive director for the not-for-profit community, which opened in 2008. Read More…

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Mangum-Howell Center Offers AARP Safe Driving Course

August 23, 2011

Mangum-Howell Center offers an AARP Safe Driving Course Thursday, September 15 from noon to 4:30 p.m. This course helps drivers 50 and older refresh their driving expertise, reduce the risk of traffic violations and accidents, and qualify for an auto insurance discount up to 10 percent. This class cannot be used for ticket dismissal. Certificates are awarded upon completion.

The fee is $12 with proof of AARP membership, and $14 for non-members. Checks are payable to AARP. Advance registration is required.

Mangum-Howell Center’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. Mangum-Howell Center is a Precinct 4 community center located at 2500 Frick Road, Houston 77038. Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information regarding classes or other Center programs, please call (281) 591-7830. Information on these and other programs can also be found by visiting http://www.hcp4.net/ccenters.

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Sun & Ski Sports Celebrates Sale of 50,000 TOMS Shoes with Star of Hope Shoe Drive & TOMS Shoes Custom Paint Event

August 4, 2011

Houston, TX. Houston-based Sun & Ski Sports will mark the sale of its 50,000th pair of TOMS shoes next month with a two-week Back To School Shoe Drive to benefit children at Star of Hope topped off by an August 13 TOMS Shoes Custom Paint Event.  Shoe painting commissions will support promising young artists.   The local August 1-14 shoe drive complements the global TOMS One for One Movement matching shoe purchases with new shoes for children in developing countries.

“This milestone sale directly correlates to 50,000 pairs of TOMS shoes given to children globally through Sun & Ski since the company began carrying the TOMS brand two years ago,” said Barry Goldware, CEO of Sun & Ski Sports, TOMS #1 seller in Texas.

“During the shoe drive, every customer who brings in a pair of gently worn shoes will receive a Sun & Ski Sports certificate for $5 off a new pair of TOMS shoes.  Shoes will be donated to needy children both locally and globally through the efforts of Sun & Ski and TOMS — it’s one for one X (times) two, when donors buy a new pair of TOMS as well,” he explained.

“If the solid-color fabric slip-on TOMS aren’t your signature style, you may customize newly purchased TOMS (with Sun & Ski Sports receipt) on Saturday, August 13, 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the 6100 Westheimer, Katy Mills, Memorial City and Webster stores, thanks to the talents of budding artists,” said Goldware.

 For $10 per pair, an artist will paint a custom design for the customer.  The artists, who will receive 100 percent of their painting fees, can paint commissions on the shoe canvas.  The paints are water resistant.

Additionally, collection boxes for pre-owned (or new) shoes appropriate for children to wear to school will be at all five Houston-area Sun & Ski Sports stores: 6100 Westheimer, Memorial City Mall, Katy Mills Mall, 5503 FM 1960 West and 1355 Bay Area Boulevard.

TOMS was founded in 2006 when American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, which stands for Tomorrows. Mycoskie returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by TOMS customers.  Today the company has donated more than one million shoes to barefoot children to help prevent soil-transmitted diseasesand the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause; prevent feet from
getting cuts and sores that are dangerous if they become infected; and allow children to attend school because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don’t go to school, they don’t receive an education and don’t have the opportunity to realize their potential.

Sun & Ski Sports has a longstanding relationship with Star of Hope, having collected more than over 10 tons of clothing in 20+ years to provide warmth to Houston’s homeless, according to Marilyn Fountain, Star of Hope Community Relations.  Through Emergency Shelters and Transitional Living Centers, Star of Hope touches the lives of more than 7,000 different homeless people each year, including more than 1,600 children.  Star of Hope ministers to approximately 1,000 men, women and children every day with food, clothing, shelter, Christian care and structured recovery programs. Sun & Ski Sports outfits enthusiasts who ski, run, hike and bike around the world.  The store’s e-commerce and store
addresses are available at  www.sunandski.com.

For further information on the Back-To-School Shoe Drive & TOMS Shoes Custom Paint Event, call 281-340-5000, ext. 145.

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com.

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Houston Family Arts Center Announces World Premiere of Death by Design

August 2, 2011

HOUSTON (August 1, 2011) – Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) announces the World Premiere of Death by Design, commissioned by HFAC, and written by acclaimed New York playwright Rob Urbinati. Directed by Lisa Garza, the World Premiere is Friday, September 9, 2011, at the HFAC Garza Main Stage located in NW Houston at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070.

“One of the goals of HFAC is to produce original works,” said Bob Clark, HFAC Executive Director.  “We’re excited to open our 2011-2012 season with the World Premiere of this uproarious comedy.”

What happens when you mix Noel Coward and a touch of Agatha Christie in an English country manor in 1932? A hilarious murder with multiple suspects! Fortunately, house maid Bridget is more than up to the task of finding out whodunit.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Performance Location: HFAC Garza Main Stage 10760 Grant Road Houston, TX 77070

Opening: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 8 pm
Performances:

  • Friday, September 9 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 10 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, September 16 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 PM
  • Friday, September 23 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 PM

TICKET PRICES: Tickets are just $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students/children for reserved seating.  Select your seats online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC Box Office at 281-685-6374.

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Amanda Van Dusen wins dinner and a movie in ExploreSpring.com and Crabby Daddy Photo Contest

March 10, 2009

Amanda Van Dusen wins dinner and a movie in ExploreSpring.com and Crabby Daddy Photo Contest.

Spring, TX, March 10, 2009 ExploreSpring.com, which hosts monthly online photo contest for Spring TX,  teamed up with Crabby Daddy’s Seafood and Steakhouse to offer dinner and a movie for one great photo of two Spring, TX Sweethearts during the month of February in honor of Valentine’s Day! The first annual Sweetheart photo contest, saw double the entries, double the votes, and lots of fun! The winner was announced earlier this month online at ExploreSpring.com in a very close contest. The winning entry was decided on the last hours of the contest with the top three entries encouraging their friends and family to vote for them, with the winning entry winning by one vote.

Portrait of Happiness

Portrait of Happiness

Amanda Van Dusen and her husband Sergio (pictured left), snapped the winning photo on their recent visit to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.  The Sweetheart photo contest held by ExploreSpring.com and Crabby Daddy’s Seafood & Steakhouse was all about love and featured photos of couples. There were 10 entries and the award was presented to the winner with the most online votes. The caption for the winning entry read “Portrait of Happiness” was entered by Amanda who won a $50 Crabby Daddy’s Seafood & Steakhouse Gift Card and two Cinemark Gift Cards. The Sweetheart photo contest is one of several monthly theme photo contests offered online each month. The winner is determined by the users of ExploreSpring.com and is run completely online.

 

 

Entries are currently being accepted for the Baby, You Should Be in Pictures sponsored by Wrapperlicious.com, and Cute Kid Photo Contests! Baby, You Should Be in Pictures is accepting photos of children 0 – 3 years of age. The winner with the most online votes will win a diaper gift basket valued at $50 from Wrapperlicious.com. Entries are being accepted until March 15, 2009. Voting will take place March 16 – March 31, 2009.

Explore Spring is currently seeking sponsors for other 2009 monthly photo contests and would love to have your business partner with us. This is an affordable and low cost way to promote your business and draw new customers. Theme’s currently available are Dad & Me, Best Friends Forever, Best Moments of Summer Vacation, Explore Spring Texas, Cutest Pet, Veteran’s in Action, and the Christmas Photo Contest. To apply to sponsor a monthly photo contest please visit online at http://www.explorespring.com/pages/Contests, call 281-912-1107 or email advertise@explorespring.com.

 

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising and more. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com .

 

About Crabby Daddy

Crabby Daddy Seafood and Steak House located in The Woodlands, Texas, specializes in Cajun style cuisine.  The restaurant opened in the Spring of 2000, a natural growth result from the bustling Woodlands Seafood Market, right next door. Louie Chagouris and his brother Nick are third generation seafood dealers.  Specializing in Gulf Coast Seafood, they also fly in the freshest seafood from the East and West Coasts, Central and South America, Europe, The South Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii, and New Zealand.  For more information, please visit www.crabbydaddy.com.