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The 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held on Monday, January 19 at 12 noon at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive. The event is hosted by Impact Church of The Woodlands.




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Have A Brainy New Year: The Woodlands LearningRx offers ways to fight age-related cognitive decline
Kim Bellini, owner of The Woodlands LearningRx, explains that only recently have scientists discovered neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to build new neurons at any age. Full Story

Cos Bar featured on Fox Ch. 26 morning news
Cos Bar at Market Street was recently featured live on the KRIV Fox Ch. 26 morning news by reporter Sally MacDonald at the store on Thursday, Dec. 4 to showcase the new Roloxin Lift 12-hour facelift product. Full Story

Interfaith Holiday Giving Programs Assist More Than 5,000 Individuals
The holiday season was extremely busy at Interfaith of The Woodlands with staff and volunteers spreading holiday goodness and cheer to more than 5,000 people – young and old. Full Story

Anadarko Lends a Hand to The Woodlands Children's Museum: Company donates time to prepare for gingerbread workshop
When The Woodlands Children’s Museum needed help preparing for its popular gingerbread workshop, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation came on board, sending a number of volunteers to assist. Full Story

Coming Home to The Woodlands Children’s Museum
The popular exhibit at The Woodlands Children’s Museum has seen its fair share of wear and tear – and RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring has offered to take care of the property. Full Story

Marking its 25th anniversary, the successful Ellis & Ellis firm in The Woodlands is tapped by United Capital Financial Advisors
Byron W. Ellis, founder of Ellis & Ellis, LLC, an advisory firm based in The Woodlands, Texas, has announced his firm has recently been acquired by United Capital Financial Advisors, LLC. Under the partnership, Ellis & Ellis is now a division of Unit Full Story

Looking For A Free Family Fun Activity Over The Holidays?
Tour The Woodlands Waterway Art Benches! The Woodlands, TX– The eighth Waterway Art Bench was recently installed along The Woodlands Waterway – just in time for the holidays! The Lighted Ball Bench, by Austrian artist Manfred Kielnhofer and underwrit Full Story

The Loft provided space for Women's Center's donations for Share-A-Family & Shelter Santa
The Woodlands, Texas (December, 2014) Seventeen corvettes from the Sam Houston Corvette Club pulled up to The Loft at the Woodlands United Methodist Church with their trunks full of toys and gifts for the children at the Montgomery County Women’s Cen Full Story

Celebrate National Puzzle Day with The Woodlands LearningRx: Local brain-training center offers discounted cognitive skills assessments for the occasi
Kim Bellini, director of The Woodlands LearningRx, is challenging area residents of all ages to put their skills to the test – and see whether their brains are up to the task. Full Story

A Work-Out for the Brain: The Woodlands LearningRx offers ways to help smart kids get even smarter
Mental fitness is equally important, owner and director Kim Bellini attests. She explained that the brain needs a regular workout to stay mentally fit. Full Story

Montgomery County Women’s Center Awarded the Avon Foundation for Women “Speak Out Against Domestic Violence” Grant
The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $10,000 one-year grant to the Montgomery County Women’s Center (MCWC) to provide services for victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse and stalking. Full Story

More Than 1,000 Toys Donated To Talisman Energy Holiday Toy Drive
An unprecedented community response led to the collection of more than 1,000 toys for this year’s Talisman Energy Toy Drive, an overwhelming number of items which were promptly presented to more than 300 needy children. Full Story

Science Explorers at The Woodlands Children's Museum
The curriculum for the Science Explorers workshop spans the gamut of the subject – offering an introduction to biology, human anatomy, astronomy, physics and chemistry for students ages 5 to 8. Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
“Betting on Courage” casino night dinner fundraiser to benefit Children’s Safe Harbor on April 10
Children’s Safe Harbor’s is hosting its annual casino night dinner fundraiser, themed “Betting on Courage” at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at The Woodlands Waterway Hotel and Convention Center at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive. In addition to an exciting casi Full Story

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at The Woodlands Children's Museum
The museum, located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280 in The Woodlands, will be transformed with traditional colors and decorations in celebration of the Year of the Ram. Full Story

Spring Arts in the Park features Teen Talent Show; deadline for auditions February 13, 2015
Enjoy an afternoon with family and friends at Arts in the Park on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands, 77389. This year the featured entertainment will be the Teen Talent Show. T Full Story

YTA Circle Event Featuring Pianist Jade Simmons Held at Howard Home
Members of the YTA Circle, the newly formed support arm of the Young Texas Artists Music Competition, were treated to a special evening at the home of Lyn and Carl Howard. Circle members enjoyed a catered dinner and a concert by pianist Jade Simmons, Full Story

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce's 29th Annual Taste of the Town
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce's 29th Annual Taste of the Town presented by Buckalew Chevrolet, LP and The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Conven Full Story

Annual Spring Home & Garden Show Celebrates 13 Years in The Woodlands
The 13th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show The Woodlands will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2015. Full Story

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Brings Together Top Business Leaders for 29th Economic Outlook Conference
Industry executives, local politicians and community business leaders will join together on Feb. 20, 2015, for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s 29th-annual Economic Outlook Conference. Full Story

Greg Usher from Cypressbrook Company Discusses Upcoming 2015 Economic Outlook Conference in The Woodlands
Greg Usher, Commercial Broker for Cypressbrook Company in The Woodlands was recently interviewed by radio host Lou Garino on Business Newsmakers Radio 1110 KTEK-AM, a Wall St. Journal Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio Station in Houston. Usher discussed Full Story

 School Days
Interfaith of The Woodlands Hosts Holiday Giving Feast With Strike USA, The Woodlands Christian Academy
The Woodlands, TX (Thursday, December 11, 2014) – Interfaith of The Woodlands spread fun, holiday cheer to more than 150 individuals and families during a first-ever Holiday GIVING feast at The Woodlands Christian Academy on Sunday, December 7. Full Story

Kindergarten-Senior Adoption Project Unites Cooper Students Throughout Each School Year
Seniors and Kindergartners at The John Cooper School are teamed up each year in groups of two, three or four as part of the school's Kindergarten-Senior Adoption Project. The students share fun and educational experiences together at least monthl Full Story

Students in PK Through Grade 12 Reach Out Throughout The Holiday Season
Students in all three division of The John Cooper School shared the gift of giving during the holidays through a variety of outreach opportunities. Full Story

The Woodlands Youth Rugby Club Discusses the Safety of Rugby
Rugby is a dynamic contact sport that is played all over the world by men and women of all different classes, creeds, and races. It fosters friendship and camaraderie between players. Full Story

Cooper's Literary Magazines Lauded By National Associations
The 2014 edition of Inkblots, The John Cooper School's art and literary magazine entitled Echoes and Aftershocks, received highest praise from three of the country's top scholastic press associations. Full Story

Lone Star College to host Academy for Lifelong Learning open houses
Lone Star College is holding open house events in January and February at various campuses for the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), a membership program for adults age 50-plus who are interested in expanding their horizons with others in a learni Full Story

Make the Magic Happen Onstage with a Live Entertainment Technology Degree from LSC-Montgomery
Have you ever been to a concert or performance and wondered, “how do they do that,” as you become mesmerized by the events alluringly simultaneous light and sound display? Have you ever had the desire to be a part of the behind-the-scenes coordinatio Full Story

Wanted: High-Achievers for Lone Star College-Montgomery Honors College
Are those high-achievers bringing you down? Well, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em – in the Lone Star College-Montgomery Honors College. The Honors College, designed to set high-achievers apart with a wide range of opportunities, offers advantages of Full Story

Academy for Lifelong Learning to Hold Open House on Saturday, January 24
The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Montgomery, a program for the 50-plus retired or semi-retired community, will host an open house on Saturday, January 24, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., upstairs in the Atrium of the Health Science C Full Story

Lone Star College appoints interim president at LSC-Montgomery
Dr. Rebecca Riley has been named LSC-Montgomery interim president beginning Jan. 15. Riley replaces Dr. Austin Lane who was recently promoted to LSC executive vice chancellor. Full Story

It’s Not Too Late to Start the Spring Semester at Lone Star College-Montgomery
The spring semester at Lone Star College-Montgomery has already begun, but students can still earn college credit this semester with Late Start classes, which begin January 26 through mid-March. Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Honors Four Professors with National Faculty Excellence Award
Lone Star College-Montgomery and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) recently announced Dr. Kelly Weller, Gary Brown, Renee La Rue, and Lori Hughes as Faculty Excellence Award recipients for their dedication and co Full Story

Lone Star College leads Texas community college systems in growth
Credit student enrollment at Lone Star College grew by 6 percent from fall 2012 to fall 2013, making it the fastest growing community college system in Texas. Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
The Woodlands Township to hold Board Meeting, Volunteer Recognition and Town Hall Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a Board of Directors Meeting at 5 p.m. and Volunteer Recognition and Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. The meetings will be held at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Full Story

January Watch Talk Wednesday to focus on frauds and scams
Residents are encouraged to learn about some of the most current frauds and scams, ways to protect yourself, and proper ways to report incidents and related issues. Full Story

Town Hall Meeting and Volunteer Recognition set for January 28, 2015
The Town Hall Meeting and Volunteer Recognition of The Woodlands Township will take place on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall located at 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard in The Woodlands. Full Story

The Woodlands Township Recreation Center offers Kids Night Out
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center continues to offer Kids Night Out, a fun program for children aged four to 10 years old. Full Story

The Woodlands Township offers social program for fifth and sixth graders
The Woodlands Township Recreation Center offers Gorilla Hole, a highly staffed and a well-organized environment for 5th and 6th graders to monkey around and have a blast. Kids will make new friends and memories in no time while playing dodgeball, bas Full Story

Township recognition of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Lady Highlanders Volleyball Team
The Township honored The Woodlands High School Lady Highlanders Volleyball Team with a proclamation of winning back-to-back State Championships. Pictured, back row, left to right, The Woodlands High School Principal Greg Colschen, Township Chairman B Full Story

 At The Pavilion
Judy Larson and Nelda Blair to Serve as Auctioneers at The Pavilion Partners 17th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction
Montgomery County natives and noted microphone hogs Judy Larson and Nelda Blair bring their talents to the fundraising portion of The Pavilion Partners 17th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction March 22. Full Story

 People In the News
New Events Coordinator at The Woodlands Children's Museum
The Woodlands Children’s Museum has announced the addition of a new events coordinator with a love for music, dance and children, Nan Price. Full Story

The Woodlands Convention And Visitors Bureau Names Cameron Clay-Klepac To Marketing Specialist
In her new role, Klepac will manage various aspects of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau’s destination marketing efforts including advertising, special promotions and public relations – all designed to promote The Woodlands as a premier dest Full Story

Houston Woman Magazine Releases Special Edition Featuring Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women Of 2014
Dr. Ann Snyder, Executive Director of Interfaith of the Woodlands and Interfaith Community Clinic has been named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2014” by Houston Woman Magazine. Full Story

 YMCA News
YMCA and Community Partners Reach Out to Make Holidays Brighter for Kids With Angel Giving Tree
Thanks to hundreds of generous angels in the community, the Annual Holiday Angel Giving Tree project at the South Montgomery County YMCA was successful in making the holidays brighter for kids, teens and families involved with the YMCA Caring Communi Full Story

YMCA Early Childhood Development Center Celebrates New Look and Legacy. The Y: So Much More than a “Place to Stay”
The South Montgomery County YMCA Early Childhood Development Center, which opened in 1986, has been refurbished. The center celebrated with a reception and reunion earlier in the month to show off their “New Look”. Full Story

Special Wellness Programs Available at the YMCA For Cancer Survivors
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to Full Story

 Real Estate News
The Howard Hughes Corporation® Break Ground On Embassy Suites Hotel In Hughes Landing® On Lake Woodlands
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, along with Embassy Suites Hotel held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Embassy Suites at Hughes Landing®, a 66-acre mixed-use development Full Story

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