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David Preisler and his family are familiar to residents and regulars at the Oakhurst Golf Club. Preisler and his wife Debbie, owners of the club, along with their college age daughter Rachel and soon-to-be-married daughter Sara have all become friendly faces to golfers, residents and anyone else who may have golfed or attended an event at the Oakhurst Golf Club. The long-time Kingwood residents who have owned the club since 2003 will soon become an even more integral part of the Oakhurst at Kingwood community, when they, along with their oldest daughter move into their brand new Highland homes – both of which are appropriately located along the Oakhurst golf course.

David Preisler, was very familiar with Friendswood Development Company, the developers of the Kingwood master-planned community when he purchased the Oakhurst Golf Club soon development on the community began. He said that he was confident in Oakhurst’s bright future and the potential for the golf course and club.

“They (Friendswood Development) just gets it right,” Preisler said. “Oakhurst at Kingwood has everything – a great location, great schools and beautiful homes. And, the developer has done an outstanding job of creating a beautiful community that residents are proud to call home.”

Village Builders’ new NextGen model now open in Oakhurst at Kingwood will offer home shoppers a first-hand look at the builder’s innovative “home within a home” concept as well as one of its many innovative new floor plans now offered in the Kingwood master-planned community.

The appealing elevation of the model and all NextGen homes resemble the classic designs for which Village Builders is known, but inside, these homes offer something very different and innovative.

The front door is just one entrance into the home which also has an offset, separate entrance accessible from the front porch that leads to the NextGen suite.

Kingwood Park enjoys a successful Baseball camp

The Kingwood Park High School baseball program had a successful camp last week.

The camp focused on teaching youngsters the fundamentals of the game while providing older players with a foundation of knowledge as they head into the high school ranks.

“It was a great camp,” said Panther baseball coach Bruce Cox. “We had about 100 kids, give or take a few. It was a great time overall. We had the chance to teach the game of baseball to a lot of kids, which is always a great thing.”

For the fourth year in a row, Friendswood Development Company presented a $10,000 check to Houston’s Ronald McDonald House as a partof its long-term and ongoing commitment to the outstanding facility. A division of Lennar Corporation, Friendswood Development Company’s donation comes through the company’s Focused Act of Caring.

With divisions throughout the country, Lennar Corporation rewards associates each year for their efforts in giving back to the community. For the third year in a row, as a result of its support and commitment to Houston's Ronald McDonald House, Friendswood Development Company associates were awarded with a check for $10,000 from Lennar's Focused Act of Caring program to present to the organization. 

Lemonade for a good cause

Kingwood residents, HarLeigh and Trevor Clark, set up their own Lemonade stand outside of the Observer offices to raise money for the nonprofit organization, FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center June 11, 2013. 

They raised around $100 to give to the charity.

McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., (MHI) is offering buyers a cool promotion this summer that won’t have them sweating over electricity payments for years.

Through the “Beat the Heat” sales event, MHI will prepay two years’ worth of electricity bills for people buying a home now through July 28. Sales counselors have further details. Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes and Carmel Builders — all part of the MHI family of builders — are participating in the promotion.
“This is one of our most popular promotions,” said James Miller, MHI region president. “It really resonates with buyers who start seeing their electricity bills skyrocket during the hot Houston summers.

“The added bonus is that once the promotion ends, our buyers will still see savings on electricity bills because MHI homes are built ‘Eco Smart.’”
Miller says the company’s homes are up to 50 percent more efficient, on average, than homes built prior to 2000 and 15 percent more efficient than the minimum standards required through the Energy Star program.

“Every $100 per month in energy savings realized over the lifetime of home ownership equates to an extra $20,000 in upgrades or home you can afford,” Miller said. “Combined with today’s low interest rates, buyers have significant buying power right now.”

Coventry Homes has a furnished model home open daily in Oakhurst at Kingwood's WoodLake Patio Home section.

Summer program immerses singers in Opera

Kingwood’s Young Summer Artists Program invites the public to two performances June 16.

Held on the Performing Arts Center Main Stage, the concert will feature 20 singers from the area who will present short scenes and arias from operas at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

This program gives beginning college students, high school students and the community a chance to learn and sing operatic roles. This year’s program features scenes from dramatic and comic operas, including “Die Fledermaus,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Orfeo and Euridice,” “The Secret Marriage,” and “The Abduction from the Seraglio.”

The Humble Area Assistance Ministries parking lot was transformed into a mobile food fair for residents in need to get much needed healthy foods for their home.

In a partnership between HAAM and the Houston Food Bank, a mobile food fair was set up at the building in Humble May 30 where clients could get food items such as vegetables, fruits and meat as well as sign up for programs offered by HAAM.

The Houston Food Bank Mobile Food Fair is something HAAM hopes they can host every month in addition to their own monthly food fair where the clients receive non-perishable food items in order to keep food on their tables. The line of clients waiting to get food from the Houston Food Bank’s Food Fair was wrapped around the building so they all knew this would be a successful and very beneficial program to bring to the community.

As the warmer weather takes hold in Houston, BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is taking in hundreds of animals every week. BARC needs immediate help from Houstonians to ensure as many of these animals leave the shelter through the adoption, foster and rescue programs as possible. With Houston’s help, more of the animals at BARC could be placed in forever homes than ever.

More than 5,600 animals have already been saved at BARC this year through adoptions, fosters, rescue groups, returns to owner and the Trap-Neuter-Return program. If more Houstonians come forward to get involved in BARC’s efforts, more and more animals could be placed with new families.

BARC’s facility, located at 3200 Carr Street, Houston 77026, is open for adoptions every Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

With everything from flowering plants to garden vegetables, Kingwood Garden Center has a little bit of something for everyone.

They will even take special orders from customers who are looking for a specific plant.

For their one-on-one customer service and everything they have to offer, the Kingwood Garden Center was recently recognized as one of Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100.

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