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TWFG Donates Bikes & Scooters For Children At The Montgomery County Women’s Center
The Woodlands Financial Group (TWFG) recently gathered and donated outgrown bikes, tricycles and scooters for the children at Montgomery County Women’s Center’s Reaching Pines transitional housing apartments. Full Story

Women’s Center awards 17 college scholarships to help women build better lives through higher education
Helping them to move forward and build a better life after enduring domestic abuse, the Montgomery County Women’s Center recently awarded college scholarships to seventeen clients who had been served by the center. Full Story

The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New Nordstrom Store To The Woodlands
The opening of a new Nordstrom store in The Woodlands is being hailed by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau as a major addition to the area’s eight million square feet of shopping, dining, entertainment and hospitality – a significant draw f Full Story

Inaugural Woodlands Cup raises thousands for Panther Creek Village scholarships
Thanks to the participation of the community and local businesses, the inaugural Woodlands Cup raised more than $3,500 in scholarship funds for Panther Creek Village. Full Story

Free “Law Line” Still Going Strong After Five Years
Navigating legal issues can be intimidating for a lot people. For residents of Montgomery County who have legal questions, a Law Line is offered as a free community service for legal assistance on the first Monday of each month (unless that date is a Full Story

Liz Grimm Public Relations marks 10th anniversary
Based in The Woodlands, Liz Grimm, APR, established the business in 2004 to provide comprehensive public relations and marketing communications for local businesses and non-profit organizations. Services include news releases, publicity, media relati Full Story

$49,000 Donated To 8 Charities By Woodforest Charitable Foundation At Charity Partnership Breakfast At Jasper’s
During the Charity Partnership Breakfast hosted by Woodforest Charitable Foundation (WCF) at JASPER’S restaurant in The Woodlands, $49,000 was donated to representatives of eight local charities. Full Story

The Strong Firm donates family will services to two local non-profit organizations
As part of a community outreach effort in celebration of its 10-year anniversary, The Strong Firm P.C. recently donated family will preparation services in conjunction with Montgomery County United Way and Interfaith of The Woodlands. Full Story

Integrity Bank Celebrates a Year of Success
Recently Integrity Bank welcomed their clients, community leaders, the Board of Directors and Senior Management to their Research Forest Drive location to “Celebrate a Year of Success”. Full Story

Resources for Special-Needs Children: The Woodlands LearningRx provides insight for parents
Parents with special-needs children often need help finding resources to help them guide their child in a positive direction. Full Story

Community Trust Bank Welcomes Financial Team at The Woodlands Banking Center
Community Trust Bank has announced the hiring of four new employees at its newest banking center in The Woodlands, located at 2170 Buckthorne Place, Suite 150. Karen Mixon, who serves as senior vice president relationship banking manager, will lead t Full Story

 Events in The Woodlands
MCABW mixer, slated for Nov. 13, to feature Pilates studio owner Esther Mullen
The Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW) will host their monthly mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Pilates Body of Conroe, 804 W. Dallas St., Conroe, TX 77301. Full Story

Loved ones find healing at Out of the Darkness Community Walk in The Woodlands for suicide awareness
Members of the Houston community whose lives have been affected by suicide will come together on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Town Green in The Woodlands for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Last year, more than 1,000 people joined in a celebration of Full Story

Community Invited To 2014 FaithsTogether Gathering Event
On Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30PM, 400 community members from 12 different faiths will gather at Lord of Life Lutheran Church located at 3801 South Panther Creek Drive, to give thanks for cultivating compassion in our community. Full Story

The Woodlands to Light the Night for leukemia
Celebrating its tenth year of walking in The Woodlands, The Texas Gulf Coast chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will hold their annual Light the Night Walk on Market Street on Nov. 2. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with live music, children’ Full Story

Trick Or Treat Trail Kicks Off Halloween Festivities In The Woodlands On Sunday, October 26
Pirates, princesses, ghosts and goblins are invited to Town Green Park and The Woodlands Waterway for a spook-tacular good time at the 5th Annual Trick or Treat Trail, presented by Texas Children’s Hospital and produced by The Woodlands Convention & Full Story

The Halloween Ball Set for October 24, 2014
The Halloween Ball: A Costume Party That Changes Lives, has been set for Friday, October 24, 2014 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Set to be THE adult Halloween event in town, The Halloween Ball will consist of costume contests, fun interactive a Full Story

Nine singers advance in Woodlands Idol second preliminary round
On Oct. 3, 29 contestants performed and nine winners were selected at the second of three preliminary rounds of the Eighth Annual The Woodlands Idol contest held at Crescent Moon Wine Bar in Spring. Full Story

Texas Singer & Songwriter, Jack Ingram Returns Home as the Headliner for The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association and The Chamber’s Young Professionals bring community, crawfish, and country music together at The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival on Saturday, March 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at Town Green Park. Sponsored b Full Story

Dr. Julio C. Arroyo slated to speak at MCABW Business Builder Coffee Nov. 4
The next meeting of the Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW) will feature Dr. Julio C. Arroyo, a board certified optometric glaucoma specialist and performs comprehensive eye examinations at his office in The Woodlands. Full Story

Vendor Applications Now Available For 32nd Annual Lighting Of The Doves Festival And 8th Annual International Winter On The Waterway (iWOW)
Companies can now register for booth space at the 32nd Annual Lighting of the Doves and 8th Annual International Winter On The Waterway (iWOW) festival where restaurants, retailers and other businesses can reach thousands of families who attend the s Full Story

Calling All Golfers for the Maroon & Purple Shoot Out
There’s still time for golfers to get on course for a cure and sponsors to sign up for the Maroon & Purple Shoot Out Golf Tournament slated for Friday, November 21, 2014 at Golf Club of Houston. Full Story

MCABW monthly luncheon slated for Oct. 28 at Incredible Pizza Company
The Montgomery County Association of Business Women (MCABW) will host the group's monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Incredible Pizza Company. Full Story

Fireworks, International Foods And Largest Seasonal Outdoor Ice Rink In The Southwest Highlight Holiday Events In The Woodlands
Fireworks, international foods and performances, holiday light displays and the largest seasonal outdoor ice rink in the southwest once again will come to The Woodlands as the 32nd Annual Lighting of the Doves, 8th Annual International Winter On The Full Story

Interfaith senior games a FUN TIME FOR SENIORS
Community seniors from 17 local senior communities and long term care facilities flexed their muscles both mentally and physically at the 13th annual Senior Community Games hosted by Interfaith of The Woodlands. Full Story

Energy Alloys kicked-off American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart and Stroke Walk registration, Stroke Prevention awareness initiative
Energy Alloys hosted the American Heart Association’s 2014 Heart and Stroke Walk Kickoff for Montgomery County on Sept. 11. The Kickoff included 100 people from various businesses visiting the company’s headquarters to pick up race information and si Full Story

Market Street Accepting Nominations For Official 2014 Christmas Tree “Lighting Luminary”
Market Street – The Woodlands is looking for a special child or deserving family to flip the switch that will light the shopping, dining and entertainment destination’s 70-foot Christmas tree as part of its “Luxury in Lights” holiday spectacular on T Full Story

The Original Halloween SpookTacular
The Woodlands Children's Museum is the place to be for Halloween – full of child-friendly games, art projects and activities. Nothing will be scary; it’s all about fun. Costumes are encouraged. Full Story

The Woodlands Celebrity Golf Classic Tees Off for 26th Year
The Woodlands Celebrity Golf Classic recently hosted a kick off party at Top Golf Houston North on August 27. Classic Event Sponsors, community guests and MCYS Board Members gathered to dust off their clubs and celebrate the start of the Classic’s 26 Full Story

 School Days
Cooper's 27th Annual Golf Tournament Features Full Day of Golfing Festivities, Raffle of Jeep Wrangler
The 27th Annual John Cooper School Golf Tournament returns to The Woodlands Country Club-Palmer Course in October featuring a full lineup of golf festivities, concluding with a dinner, awards and the raffle of a 2015 Jeep Wrangler from Bayshore Chrys Full Story

Lone Star College-Montgomery Announces Fall 2014 Fine Arts Calendar
The Lone Star College-Montgomery fine arts department has announced an exciting lineup for the upcoming fall semester. Mark your calendars now, and come enjoy the many talented artists and performers at LSC-Montgomery. Full Story

Cooper Sets Pre-K, Kindergarten Admission Open Houses
Kindergarten students at The John Cooper School invited their dads to the annual Fabulous Fathers event on the morning of September 18. The students presented their dads with a handmade tie to wear for the special occasion and enjoyed reading togethe Full Story

Cooper's 16th Habitat House
Earlier this month there was a building blitz to kick off construction of Cooper's 16th consecutive Habitat home built through Montgomery County Habitat. Hammers flew as Cooper Upper School students (grades 9-12), faculty and parents built over 3 Full Story

Cooper's Annual Golf Tournament Celebrates 27 Years on the 27th
The 27th Annual John Cooper School Golf Tournament returns to The Woodlands Country Club-Palmer Course on October 27 and will again feature a full lineup of golf festivities, including a full day of golf, followed by a dinner, awards and the raffle o Full Story

It’s Not Too Late to Enroll in Late Start Courses for This Fall at LSC-Montgomery
New and current students still have a chance to take classes this fall at Lone Star College-Montgomery as Late Start courses, an alternative to the regular 16-week semester, begin in September and October. Full Story

LSC-Montgomery “Fear and Horror” Initiative Nominated for Bellwether Award
An original Lone Star College-Montgomery initiative is in the running for the “Heisman Trophy” of awards given to community colleges. Full Story

Signatures Author Series Continues Tradition Of Signed Chair To Benefit Local Non-Profits
World-renowned chef, author and Food Network star Tyler Florence will be the featured speaker at the 10th Annual John Cooper School Signatures Author Series luncheon to be held on Friday, November 7 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Conven Full Story

Lone Star College SBDC names finalists for 2014 Small Business Awards
BBVA Compass, a leading U.S. banking franchise who has been recognized as one of the nation's leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders, is the title sponsor of this event for the second year in a row. Full Story

Set Your Sights on Giving: Donate Used Eyeglasses During October
In partnership with Conroe Noon Lions Club, LSC-Montgomery is collecting old or used eyeglasses, lens, frames, and even cell phones throughout the month of October.
Buckets will be placed at the LSC-Montgomery campus, LSC-Conroe Center, and LSC-Univ Full Story

Lone Star College recognized as a Military Friendly® School
Lone Star College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School selected from a nationwide list of more than 10,000 schools by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business connecting the military and civilian worlds. This is the second year in row Full Story

Ghosts, Goblins and Tests: The Woodlands LearningRx offers tricks to fight fear of tests
Rather than ghouls, ghosts, beasts and other things that go bump in the night, your child may be frightened by something quite real, according to Kim Bellini, owner and director of the brain-training center, The Woodlands LearningRx. Full Story

College’s Psychology Honor Society Recognized For Their Excellence
For the third year in a row, Lone Star College-Montgomery’s chapter of Psi Beta, the national psychology honor society for community colleges, has earned the Chapter Excellence Award, a distinct honor given to only seven of the 120 active Psi Beta ch Full Story

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Supports Lone Star College System Proposition on the Nov 4 Ballot
The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors recently signed a resolution to support the Lone Star College System Proposition. Full Story

Sen. Cornyn, Rep. Brady tour Lone Star College-Conroe Center, tout role of community colleges in creating prepared workforce
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady visited Lone Star College-Conroe Center to learn more about the role LSC plays in building a prepared workforce. Full Story

Cooper Sophomore Selected to Sing In National Choir at Grand Ole Opry
Whitney will join 670 of the most musically talented and skilled high school students in the country for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of performing in the mixed chorus ensemble on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, on Full Story

Students From The Woodlands High School And The Woodlands College Park High School Collect 106,851 Pounds Of Food For The Interfaith Food Pantry
One week before the big game between both Woodlands high schools, students from both campuses participated in the third annual Two Teams One Goal Food Drive, a fun and friendly competition to determine which school could collect the most non-perisha Full Story

National Merit Names Sixteen Cooper Seniors As Commended Students
Sixteen students from the Class of 2015 at The John Cooper School have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Head of Upper School Joe Broccoli announced the recognition at an assembly on September 29 and read a Full Story

Constitution Day Celebrated With Essay Contest at LSC-Montgomery
In 2004, a law was established in connection with the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, that Constitution Day should be observed in schools each year, providing educational programming on the history of the American Constitut Full Story

LSC-Montgomery Student Organization Hosts Successful Fun Run
The Mission, a student organization at Lone Star College-Montgomery, and Illuminate Nations surpassed their fundraising goal of $10,000, thanks to the Illuminate 5k run on Saturday, October 11. Full Story

 The Woodlands Township News
Township seeks local veterans for welcome home ceremony
The Woodlands Township seeks veterans who have returned home from tours of duty within the last year to participate in a welcome home ceremony during the Township’s second annual Veterans Day Tribute event. Full Story

The Woodlands celebrates 40th anniversary with residents, fireworks and community event
Approximately 5,000 residents gathered at Northshore Park on Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Woodlands, exactly 40 years to the day that it was founded by George Mitchell in 1974. Hosted by The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Dev Full Story

Residential Design Review Committee volunteer needed for the village of Indian Springs
A volunteer is needed to fill a vacant position on The Woodlands Residential Design Review Committee (RDRC) for the village of Indian Springs. The volunteer must reside in the village of Indian Springs west of Falconwing Drive in order to serve on th Full Story

The Woodlands Township Holds Board Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors held a regular Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard, at 6 p.m. Full Story

 Community Health
“Be Aware” Breast Health Speaker Series in October at CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital joins the fight against breast cancer with a special “BeAware” breast health speaker series in October. Full Story

CHI St. Luke’s Health–Lakeside Hospital Celebrates 5th Anniversary
The medical team and staff at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Lakeside Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas, celebrated its fifth anniversary September 29. Full Story

CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital to host “Coffee with the Cardiologist” discussions covering various health topics.
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital is hosting the “Coffee with the Cardiologist” series of discussions covering educational topics presented by physicians at The Woodlands Hospital, 17200 St. Luke’s Way, in conference rooms 1-3. Light refre Full Story

CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital to host Coffee with the Cardiologist discussion about “Life After Open Heart Surgery” on Nov. 5
CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital will host a “Coffee with the Cardiologist” discussion about “Life After Open Heart Surgery” by Mark M. Mettauer, MD, Cardiovascular Surgeon, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 8 to 9 a.m. at The Woodlands Hospital Full Story

CHI St. Luke’s Health Announces New President for The Woodlands Area Facilities
CHI St. Luke’s Health announced today that David Argueta has accepted the role of President of The Woodlands Hospital, Lakeside Hospital, and the Springwoods Village facility, which is currently under development. Full Story

 At The Pavilion
Get into the Spirit at Hocus Pocus Pops Oct. 24
A magical evening awaits at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops featuring the Houston Symphony Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of H-E-B. Tickets are not requi Full Story

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Ranks Second in the World
According to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ranked second in its listing of the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold during the third quarter Full Story

New Pavilion Board Member Elected
Sara N. Ortwein, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company was recently elected to The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands board of directors. Ortwein was appointed president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in September 20 Full Story

 People In the News
The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Announces Its New Board Members
The new board members include Stuart Lapp of Petroleum Wholesale as chair, Terry Sellers of Gallagher Benefit Services as vice chair, Debra Sukin of Houston Methodist Woodlands Hospital as secretary, Heidi Carney of Prosperity Bank as treasurer and J Full Story

Terry McBurney of The Republic Grille Interviewed on Business Newsmakers Radio with Lou Garino
Terry McBurney, Managing Partner of The Republic Grille was recently interviewed on October 6, 2014 by Lou Garino on Business Newsmakers Radio 1110 KTEK-AM, a Wall St. Journal Radio Network, Bloomberg Radio Station in Houston. Full Story

Creighton from Apollo Hospital Discusses Martinis, Mammos & Manicures on Business Newsmakers Radio with Lou Garino
Fawn Creighton, CEO of Apollo Hospital, 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. Creighton discussed Apollo’s upcoming Martinis, Full Story

Chef Florence To Debut Newest Cookbook 'Hot Off the Presses'
Local authors from The Woodlands and the greater Houston area will represent a variety of book genres to round out the literary lineup at the 10th Annual Signatures Author Series featuring Tyler Florence, Food Network chef and best-selling author of Full Story

Meghan Hurse Joins The Bush Law Firm
Alan Bush, principal of Bush Law Firm, is pleased to welcome Meghan Hurse to the firm. Hurse joins the firm as an associate attorney. “Meghan is a welcome addition to our team,” said Bush. Full Story

Melanie Davis Joins Better Bookkeepers, Inc.
Melanie Bush, entrepreneur and President of Better Bookkeepers in The Woodlands, is pleased to announce the addition of Melanie Davis to Better Bookkeepers, Inc. team. Davis will serve the firm as a Bookkeeper. Full Story

Dr. Ellent of Apollo Hospital in Shenandoah Discusses Ebola Exposure on KTRK-ABC 13 TV
Dr. David Ellent, MD of Apollo Hospital of Texas was recently interviewed by reporter Christine Dobbyn on KTRK-ABC 13 Eyewitness News. Ellent discussed important information about Ebola exposure. Ellent specializes in oncology and hematology. Full Story

 YMCA News
Santa is Coming to the YMCA Pictures and Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 6th
Santa Claus is coming to the YMCA! The South Montgomery County YMCA invites everyone to join them at their Annual Pictures and Breakfast with Santa “Presented by Woodlandsonline”, Saturday, December 6, 9am – Noon at the Creekside YMCA. Full Story

November Friday Night Movie Under the Stars at the YMCA Features an Overnight Family Campout
The South Montgomery County YMCA invites the Community to join them for their November “Friday Night Movie Series Under the Stars” on Friday, November 21 at the Creekside YMCA Outdoor Amphitheater. Creekside YMCA is located at 6464 Creekside Forest D Full Story

 Real Estate News
Premium Children's Boutique Opens Third Location In The Lone Star State
Peek, Aren’t You Curious, Inc., opens its newest store at Market Street - The Woodlands, Texas on Thursday, September 18. The premium children’s clothing designer and manufacturer will open with the complete assortment of clothing, accessories, shoes Full Story

HFG Wealth Management Announces Relocation To Hughes Landing
HFG Wealth ManagemHFG Wealth Management, a comprehensive financial planning and wealth advisory firm, is pleased to announce a relocation and expansion of The Woodlands office to One Hughes Landing effective August 31, 2014. Full Story

Pier 1 Imports® Makes Its Entrance At Hughes Landing®, The 66-Acre Mixed-Use Development On Lake Woodlands
The Howard Hughes Corporation®(NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary The Woodlands Development Company, today announced that Pier 1 Imports® has signed an 11,000-square-foot lease in the 66-acre mixed-use development of Hughes Landing® on Lake W Full Story

Benefit Home Builders Present Checks to Charities
Checks totaling over $165,000 were presented recently at the Greater Houston Builders Association to three beneficiaries of the GHBA Benefit Homes Project. Ron Martin, vice president of operations for M/I Homes and Steve Bowen with Virgin Homes, pre Full Story

The Howard Hughes Corporation® And Embassy Suites Announce Plans For An Upscale Hotel In Hughes Landing® On Lake Woodlands
The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company, announced today that it has begun construction on a 205-key Embassy Suites Hotel at Hughes Landing®, a 66-acre mixed-use development in The Full Story

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