Posted on Jul 13, 2010 | Tagged in: Village Builders , Lennar Homes , events
This weekend, Lennar and Village Builders are keeping America moving with the 48-Hour Summer Blowout sales event!
This Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm, Lennar and Village Builders nationwide will be hosting one of their biggest home sales events ever. Savings even bigger than the homebuyer tax credit!
The homebuilders are providing 48 hours of spectacular savings with $4,000 towards closing costs, 4 free upgrades and 4% (4.59% APR) fixed for life though Universal American Mortgage Company at Lennar and Village Builders communities throughout the Houston area. Plus, arrive early for the opportunity to take advantage of the limited sale homes available. With more than 60 communities throughout the Houston area, Lennar and Village Builders have homes for first time and move-up buyers that offer the most desired features and upgrades. Their commitment to superior design and construction is equaled only by their pledge to homebuyers for complete satisfaction before, during and long after move in.
Lennar is one of the nation’s leading homebuilders with more than 55 years of experience building homes and communities all across the country. Village Builders, part of the Lennar Family of Builders, has enjoyed the distinction of being Houston’s luxury builder for more than 3 decades. The Village Builders brand is synonymous with excellence and is founded on a tradition of quality craftsmanship and innovative design. Recently, Village Builders was awarded the 2009 Highest Ranking for Customer Satisfaction (in a tie) in the Houston area by leading global marketing information services company, J.D. Power and Associates.
For more information on Lennar and Village Builders Communities visit Lennar.com or call (866) 203-6386.
Posted on Jul 6, 2010 | Tagged in: events , charity
PostNet Kingwood will be hosting a Cell Phones for Soldiers Drive in Kingwood from June 20 through July 31, 2010. PostNet will be the official drop-off location for the used phones, so plan to swing by their location at 4321 Kingwood Drive in the HEB Shopping Center in Kingwood.
Cell Phones for Soldiers' goal is to turn in these old phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. In order to meet their goals, they must collect 50,000 phones nationwide each month through a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country.
Once collected, the phones are then routed to a company called ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers a per phone fee - for each individual phone, enough money is provided to purchase an hour of Soldier talk time!
Posted on Jul 6, 2010 | Tagged in: Kingwood Library , events
The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection of contemporary ceramics, “Once Upon a Time: Telling Stories Through Clay”, will be on display for 10 weeks at the Kingwood Branch Library. The unique exhibit features nine objects from their ceramics collection on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
“The museum exhibitions add another layer to the libraries’ services by creating an opportunity for library patrons to experience works of art directly,” said Rebecca Elliot, curatorial assistant, Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design for the MFAH.
The museum is excited to be able to share the collection and by sending exhibitions of original works of art to area libraries, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is able to expose audiences who might not otherwise be able to experience the power of art. Rebecca adds “people have been creating art to tell stories since the beginning of time, the museum becomes part of the life of the community, and the community gets to experience the power of art.”
Posted on Jun 30, 2010 | Tagged in: sports , Kingwood , events , community
The Civic Club kicks off the Kingwood 4th of July Celebrations on July 3rd with a bike-judging contest beginning at 8 a.m. at the Creekwood Middle School, located at the corner of West Lake Houston Parkway and Sandy Forks. Kingwood families are encouraged to decorate their bikes for the opportunity to win a trophy. Then participants can ride their bikes and display their patriotism in the parade! No registration is required.
The parade begins at the corner of Feather Lakes and West Lake Houston Parkway at 10 a.m. from Creekwood Middle School on Sandy Forks and ends when all participants reach Kingwood High School.
After lunch, bring the family down to the Kingwood Town Center's for the Festival & Fireworks starting at 2 p.m., which will include live music, food and beverages, vendors, inflatables, face painting and more. Taking the stage at 3 p.m. will be Andy Rodrigues and Harmony Groove who will perform until 6 p.m. followed by headliners Thunder at 6:15 p.m. The Fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. with the Star-Spangled Banner. The extravaganza is sponsored by Kings Crossing Community Association, Observer Newspapers, Kingwood First Baptist, Billy Parker Exteriors, Gameforce, REMax Associates Northeast and 1-800-Got-Junk?
Recently awarded with the LEED Silver Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), the Kingwood Branch Library is now a recognized green building. A building must earn more than 50 points, out of 100 possible points, to receive this honorable Silver Certification. “We recycle and there are cans around so customers can join in helping us. The library is in a green belt to provide a connection to nature and reduce the heat island effect. The roof is white to reduce the amount of heat that enters the building, important in Texas summers,” states a library official.
So come enjoy the clean, cool air inside your local public library for many of their summer activities including:
Event Type: Story Time
Posted on Jun 8, 2010 | Tagged in: tips , sports
It seems to be a universal misconception that getting physical activity requires a person to join a gym or purchase expensive home gym equipment. But the truth is there are many enjoyable activities you can do at home - from playing with your children to walking your dog - that can improve your heart health and overall physical wellbeing.
According to Miller-Kovach, a Weight Watchers fitness expert, “washing windows, scrubbing floors, pacing while on the phone…all of these count towards activity. I multitask in terms of doing activity and getting things done around the house. I might spend an hour cleaning out my closet on a weekend. That will be my hour of activity instead of going to the gym and walking on the treadmill at a 3-mph pace."
When it comes to increasing your physical activities, start small and understand that anything you add to your daily routine is better than doing nothing! Here are a few activities that can help you to increase your activity level…
Posted on Jun 7, 2010 | Tagged in: New Caney ISD , education
The New Caney Independent School District reports that it is projected to retain its Texas Education Agency “Recognized” status for 2010, according to preliminary data recently released by the Texas Education Agency. The data also suggests the District will pick up more exemplary campuses.
All of the schools serving children living in Oakhurst at Kingwood continue to show outstanding results and are projected to show even more improvement when official reports are released.
Bens Branch Elementary, which earned a Recognized Rating from the TEA is projected to earn an Exemplary rating for the 2009-2010 school year. The New Caney Sixth Grade campus is projected to maintain its Exemplary status and White Oak Middle School will most likely advance its rating to Recognized.
Posted on Jun 4, 2010 | Tagged in: tips , going green
Bring the wonderful sight and smell of fresh grass indoors this summer with your very own potted wheatgrass garden. It’s the latest trend in floral arrangements and is easy to use as everyday décor or as an entertaining accent.
All you need is a few small containers (colorful bowls, geometric trays or even baking ramekins), potting soil and a pad of pre-grown wheatgrass from your local Home Depot or Lowes store. Place the potting soil into your container and cut the grass into appropriately sized pieces with gardening scissors.
Place a row of your grass containers down the middle of your dinner table as an unexpected spring centerpiece.
Posted on May 25, 2010 | Tagged in: Kingwood
Visitors to Royal Shores of Kingwood can tour one of the newest decorated models and designs by Highland Homes.
The stunning two-story design is also one of the newest plans unveiled by Highland Homes in the Houston market. Plan 678 is a two-story home with more than 4,400 square feet. Highland Homes is showcasing some of the many options offered in this plan which include a media room, upstairs wet bar and card room.
With four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths and a three-car split garage, the model offers an inviting and very livable feeling.
Posted on May 25, 2010 | Tagged in: tips , Houston , going green
Although I have never been known as a Green Thumb, when my 4 year old asked if we could have our own garden, I felt a parental - and eco – obligation to make it happen. As we talked about all the things we might like to grow, I had a flashback to my childhood and filling buckets with berries that grew wild on our back fence. We had so much fun picking then and could devour a whole bowl in one sitting at our picnic table.
So, I did a little research, and was happy to find out that blackberries are pretty easy to grow in the Southern region. Before we bought them, I did a little more reading to see what they would require and here is what I found: