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Lennar Homes Find Your Perfect Home for the Holidays Promotion

Lennar Homes is running the Find Your Perfect Home for the Holidays Promotion through December 15th. Home buyers can get up to $2,000 in closing costs when you purchase your new Lennar home. Visit Lennar.com for more details.

Lennar Home for the Holidays Promotion 2014


7TH ANNUAL KINGWOOD BARKFEST

Come together with your four-legged friends and Bark in the Park on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the 7th Annual Kingwood Barkfest Pet Festival and Adoption Event at the Woodlands Town Center at 10:00 AM. Enjoy vendor booths, local animal rescue organizations, raffles and demonstrations. The first 100 attendees will receive a dog-themed goody bag!

Proceeds benefit participating rescue organizations.

For more information, visit http://www.kingwoodbarkfest.yolasite.com


Lone Star College System (LSCS) was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education, and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

The college will assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community. With many adults age 50 and over out of work or seeking to transition to a new career, the program offers skill updates and career makeovers for baby boomers.

Lone Star College System will prepare older adults for careers as a substitute teacher.  This program encompasses teaching strategies, classroom management techniques, experience with lesson plans and guidelines for decision making.  After completing this program, 50-plus students will be prepared to confidently walk into a classroom as a substitute teacher and/or a teacher aide.


Porter High School Robotics Team Wins 1st Place

The Porter High School Best Robotics team won "Best of the Best" at a Bi-Regional Contest Oct. 25. In addition, they won 1st Place in "Marketing Presentation." This qualifies the team to advance to the Southwest U.S. Regional competition in three weeks.

Best Robotics is a dual competition. One part is a robot battle and the name of the battle was "Blade Runner." The object is to design a robot that can assemble wind turbines. The teams must design and build the robot from a supply of materials that is furnished to the them. They must also prepare an engineering notebook to document their work.

A total of 21 teams competed with 17 teams entered into the "Best of the Best" competition. Porter HS came in first in the "Best of the Best" category. They also won 1st place in the Marketing Presentation which required the students to wear professional attire and deliver a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation (33 slides) for a maximum of 10 minutes. After the presentation, they answered questions for an additional 10 minutes. This includes being able to create a complete profit and loss statement for the team's "company."


Simply the Best Sales Event

Coventry Homes is launching the Simply the Best Sales Event on November 1st. Any buyer who purchases a home November 1 – December 31 will receive a $2,000 gift card to Best Buy.

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Kingwood mobility options revealed at forum

Options to relieve bottlenecks and traffic congestion on key traffic arteries in Kingwood were presented to residents at the Kingwood Community Center on Oct. 14.

More than 100 residents had the chance to look at several plans that if approved by the community will become part of Kingwood's mobility plan.

The Kingwood mobility study, which will conclude at the end of this year, was launched in February by Houston City Councilman Dave Martin because of concerns about traffic.


Humble Garden Ridge transforms into At Home

Garden Ridge has transformed into a brand new concept, now known as "At Home."

Spokeswoman Stacey Sullivan said there are seven stores in the Houston market that have undergone major rebranding and renovations in late September.

The Humble store is located at 9450 FM 1960 Bypass.


The Skills USA Washington Leadership Training Institute hosted 396 students from across the country, representing 30 states, as well as Puerto Rico.

Porter High School Cosmetology and Criminal Justice students were among those present in the record-breaking amount of participants in the program, which the students refer to as a life-changing experience.

Eight New Caney High School students got the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital to be in attendance for the program.


Coventry Homes Columbus Sales Event This Weekend!


This weekend, October 10 – 12, all Coventry and Plantation communities will be participating in our Columbus Day Sales Event! Any buyer that purchases a home during the sales event will receive $5,000 off options at our Design Center.


Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

The Pumpkin Patch is an annual event that everybody enjoys. Starting October 16 the 2014 Good Shepherd Pumpkin Patch will be ready for fun every day from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. We have over three tons of pumpkins ranging in size from very small to VERY large offered for sale in a safe, relaxed environment. Young children can enjoy lots of fun activities while parents check out the large selection of pumpkins. Pumpkins are priced by size and volunteers will help deliver customer purchases to their car. Thanks to all who work and shop in our Pumpkin Patch—your support means so much to us! 

If you would like to participate in this year’s Pumpkin Patch, please contact Virginia Murray at KingwoodVA@aol.com or Sue Panzarella at cspanzarella@gmail.com. Please visit our extended site for more details http://kingwoodpumpkins.com

Fall Festival Saturday October 18th 2014, 10am-4pm The whole community is invited! Invite your friends, bring your family, and enjoy the festivities. We will have live music with local Texas bands: The Annie B Band, Jackson Eli, Jody Goez & Nathan Kyle, an obstacle course, rock climbing wall, two moonwalks, face painting, Short Cakes the Clown, fabulous games, a trackless train, pony rides, lots of pumpkins, great food, model train display, vendors with wonderful crafts and merchandise and a whole lot more!  For booth information click here.    if you would like to help, contact Donna at  281-358-3154 or donnaclifford@goodshepherdkingwood.org


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