Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Advice of The Day: Sign Up for your village newsletter

Hi Y'all!
If you live in The Woodlands, sign up for your village newsletter. Here is the Grogan's Mill Village Assoc Newsletter. It comes out about once a month. They seem to get better over time. I tend to find things out (like the road tips) here that I don't see other places. They also have occasional coupons!

If you don't live in The Woodlands, then look into to see if your local community has a newsletter. I know that many subdivisions produce them around the area.

It is another way to become in the know!

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From: Bruce Cunningham and Jennifer Robinson <webmaster@grogansmillvillage.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Subject: GMVA News - Get Ready for Community Elections
To: 1beautifullife2@gmail.com

Grogan's Mill Village Association Newsletter 
January 26, 2010

in this issue
TWT Town Hall Meeting
Fundraiser for Manny Bekiri
GMV Real Estate Outlook is Strong
File Now for 2010 Community Elections
Suggestions for Personal Safety
Road Updates
Celebrate Arbor Day
Watch Talk Wednesdays
Learn Life-Saving Techniques
GMVA Annual Meeting in March
The Dog Park has Opened
N Style Specials
Quick Links...
Contact Information
The GMVA would like to wish you and your family all the best in 2010.
We are interested in your concerns and comments. Please let us know what we should do to make Grogan's Mill a more vibrant community. Send your comments to: suggestions@gmva.org.
Pass It On: If you find this newsletter of value, please pass it on to your friends and neighbors.
TWT Town Hall Meeting
The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will hold a Town Hall Meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The meeting is open to the public, and residents and businesses are encouraged to attend.

"The Woodlands Township Town Hall Meeting will address 2010 initiatives and allow residents and businesses the opportunity to provide feedback to The Woodlands Township Board of Directors," said Chairman of the Board Nelda Blair.

Free parking for the meeting will be available at the Town Center Garage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The fourth floor of the garage is connected via skywalk to The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and will conclude by 9 p.m.

For the latest news and information on The Woodlands Township government, please call 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.
Fundraiser for Manny Bekiri 
Crush Wine Lounge will be hosting a Fundraiser on Sunday Jan.31st 2pm-10pm for Manny Bekiri of Brother's Pizza who was a victim of a violent crime in The Woodlands a few weeks ago and needs help with medical expenses.  He has a long way to go for complete recovery, so please come out, have fun and help this great person of our community.
There will be a $10.00 door cover charge and there will also be a raffle.  For more information please call : 281-362-7874 or 832-866-5790.
Grogan's Mill Village Real Estate Outlook 
Overall, The Woodlands is one of the best real estate markets in the nation.  The market in Grogan's Mill has been relatively strong in terms of average selling price, which has increased 7% between December 2007 and 2009.  The market is showing some softness in the fact that the average time on market has increased from 49 days to 65 days (as compared with 6 months for the Houston area and 7 month nationally) in the same period. This is due to an increase in the number of homes being offered for sale. 
Kayelin Wright's interpretation of the longer time-on-market trend is that buyers trying to take advantage of the first time buyer tax credit had a deadline of the end of Nov....before the president extended this program. It's likely that buyers may have set a goal to contract and set closings for end of October so they were certain to secure this tax benefit. 
In the overall home sales data for The Woodlands, the $100,000 - 300,000 range was very strong and generally sold quicker at an average of 3 months which reduces the supply in lower priced homes while the higher priced homes were still on the market for sale.  The higher end market has been more saturated and tips the scales for a higher average list price, time on market and months of inventory. 
Monthly real estate information on Grogan's Mill and properties are shown our web site and has been for the past two years.  This information has been provided by Kayelin Wright, a Coldwell Banker agent, who keeps our web site up to date on properties. Be advised that the information provided is deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. 
It has been reported that Exxon has purchased several hundred acres immediately south of Spring Creek and west of I-45 (where the Parrot stand is) and they will build an office complex over the next four years for 10-12,000 employees.  This should increase our home values. 
2010 Community Elections
The Woodlands Township is gearing up for the 2010 RDRC and Village Election. Mark your calendars for Election Day, Saturday, February 20, 2010. Filing ended Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 5 p.m. 
There has been considerable interest in the GMVA elections with fifteen people filing for eight positions.  We will try to update you on the candidates and their platforms.
Voting for the Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations will take place at The Woodlands Township Service Center, 2201 Lake Woodlands Drive.  Convenience voting will be Monday, February 15, through Friday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  On Election Day, Saturday, February 20, polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information, please contact The Woodlands Township at 281.210.3800.
Some Suggestions for Personal Safety 
Protecting Personal Safety: some suggestions to consider after recent incidents  in our community 
At the GMVA meeting held on January 18th, Steve Sumner, Director of Law Enforcement for the Township suggested that if you suspect you are being followed in a car you first may want to make some U-turns maneuvers to try and lose the following vehicle.  The best thing to do is drive to the nearest police or fire station or other heavily trafficked area.   He also suggested using common sense when making business bank deposits.  If possible have at least two people go to the bank and have the money bag hidden inside some other insignificant looking bag. 
Road Updates
  1. Woodlands Parkway eastbound will be open before mid-February.
  2. The cable work is finished on the Woodlands Parkway westbound portion of the road and full construction should start.  Work will be completed in 4-6 months.
  3. Research Forest Drive widening should be started this year but a final schedule is not available.
  4. The contract to expand the Park & Ride in Sterling Ridge from 200 to 1,200 vehicles should be issued soon.
GMVA Represented at Arbor Day Celebration 
                                                                 GMVA Arbor DayPresident, Deborah Sargeant (right), and GMVA Vice President, Dana Denton (left) represented the GMVA this past Saturday, January 23, at Rob Fleming Park for the Arbor Day Celebration.  They were happy to visit with participants and distribute information about the upcoming Spring 2010 season of the Farmer's Market.
New Series - Watch Talk Wednesdays
Watch Talk Wednesdays-  NEW!-  Watch talks will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at The Woodlands Township Service Center located at 2201 Lake Woodlands Drive, from noon to 1 p.m.
February Watch Talk:   Wednesday, February 24 at noon.  Capt. Eason, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Lt. Glaze, Harris County Constable's Office will discuss Community Policing in The Woodlands and how it impacts residents.
Take a Class to Learn Life-saving Techniques
Heartsaver CPR Class- Saturday, February 20, 9 to noon at The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, 16135 IH 45 S.  You must register in advance.  Call 281.210.5823 for more information.
First Aid Class- Saturday, February 20, noon to 2:30 at The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, 16135 IH 45 S.   You must register in advance.  Call 281.210.5823 for more information.
GMVA Annual Meeting
The GMVA will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, March 6th from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.  All residents of Grogan's Mill are invited to attend.  Please link to our website and contact one of the GMVA Officers if you are interested in attending, for more information and directions to the meeting site.
Dog Park Opening
The dog park in Tamarac Park has opened.  We are planning on having a "Grand Opening" and will let you know when.
N Style Salon January Specials
Happy New Year from the staff of N Style Salon!

We have a new addition to our staff. Anna Lopez has come to us from the Cochran's Crossing area. She is very experienced and can speak Spanish.

January Specials:

$10.00 off   Color and Haircut combination (blow dry included)
$15.00 off   Ear Candling! ( reg. $80.00) now $65.00    (takes about an hour) 
$60.00       Cap Highlights (blow dry included)  long and thick hair - extra

Save your color from fading!
With every color service, buy:
REDKEN Color Extend Shampoo & Conditioner Duo or
REDKEN Blonde Glam Shampoo & Conditioner Duo or
REDKEN Real Control Shampoo & Conditioner Duo
 $23.20 sale     (reg. $29.00)

Trio Sale:  REDKEN
Contour 08, Rewind 06, & Outshine 01   AND get a FREE travel size Hair spray!!
$42.20 sale      (reg. $52.75)

Trio # 2:  REDKEN
Blown away 09, Align 12, & Rewind 06   AND  get a FREE travel size Hair spray!
$42.96 sale     (reg. $53.70)

Make your hair soft and shiny!
SHIVA Trio Sale:
Awapuhi Shampoo, Moisturize it Conditioner, Shine it hi gloss spray or Silk it hi gloss serum           $31.20 sale    (reg. $39.00)
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