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August 2012
Back to School By: James White First Day of School: August 27th, 2012 Last (Student) Day of School: June 6th, 2012
School Hours
Elementary
Middle
High
8:10 am - 3:10 pm 8:55 am - 3:55 pm 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
16, 17 20-23 24 27
August School Schedule District professional development Campus Professional Development/District Focus Teacher Work Day First Day of School
September 3 .(schools closed). . . . . . . . . . .Holiday/Labor Day
Bus Route Locator
Final student placement is determined by the campus registrar. For a specific campus assignment and/or for clarification, please call 281-634-1043. For bus route questions, please call 281-634-4077.
Just a reminder ­ State law requires all vehicles to stop when approaching a school bus with the red loading lights flashing.
Labor Day September 3, 2012
Pool closes for the season after Labor Day. Pool regular season ends August 19th
CONTENTS Back to School 2012! By: James White Labor Day Pool Schedule By: James White Realtors June Market Report By: Judy Lafico Yard of the Month By Kimmi Cannon Gardening Tasks-August By: FB Master Gardeners Providence Christian Church By: Lorinda Batchelor HOA July Meeting Minutes By: SCS Management Master Gardeners Programs By FB Master Gardeners Labor Day By: Steve Scalici Birthdays & Anniversaries By: James White McDonald's Modernization By: James White BULLETIN BOARD By: James White Cooking Well With Diabetes By: Texas AgriLife Useful Phone Numbers & Web resources Archives & Web Resources
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In addition, by state law "a person commits an offense if the person intentionally disrupts, prevents, or interferes with the lawful transportation of children to or from school or an activity sponsored by a school on a vehicle owned or operated by a county or independent school district." Please Note: This information is available through the Fort Bend ISD website. Please check their website for latest information. http://www.fortbendisd.com/home/student-parent-information.
Providence Pool Hours
for Labor Day Weekend
September 1st. 2nd, and 3rd
Saturday Sunday Monday (Labor Day)
12 noon - 8:00 pm 12 noon - 8:00 pm 12 noon - 8:00 pm
Pool is closed after Labor Day!
Pool Phone Number is - 281-530-7691
Heavy Trash Day: Wednesday, August 29th (last Wednesday of the Month) Regular Trash Pick-Up: Tuesday's & Fridays Recycle Trash Pick-Up: Fridays
No HOA Meeting August, 2012
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Yard of The Month BY: Kimmi Cannon Congratulations are definitely in order to Mr. and Mrs. Wil and Christine Jones, YOM recipients for this month. This garden definitely speaks volumes for texture, symmetry, color and style. With colors of the rainbow as understory jewels, to the great sized plants like the Knockout Roses that send a welcome to their home, this landscape is a definite sight for lovers of plants. From A-Z, there exists a plant that either is drought-tolerant or low maintenance or just plain beautiful in its existence of a shared atmospheric Garden of Eden. The Jones' have resided for many years in Providence.
Realtors Market Report June, 2012 By: Judy Lafico
Providence - June 2012
Number of Homes Sold
3
Average sales price
$133,008.00
Average Sales Price Per Square Ft. $50.42
Days on Market
32
Please stop by their home on Vistamont and see the beauty of Of the three sales, two were foreclosures. The average sales
their garden. A gift card will be presented to them.
price without the foreclosures was $150,000 or $59 per square
foot. Presently, there are 16 homes on the market in the
neighborhood. Six are under contract and expected to close
within 30-45 days.
If you would like a free home market analysis, need tips for getting your home ready for sale or just have a real estate related question, please do not hesitate to drop me an email or give me a call, 281-460-1843.
Neighborhood News
Information About Brokerage Services Judy LaFico, ABR, GRI, CHMS * 281-460-1843 Better Homes & Gardens - Gary Greene Realtors * 12850 Memorial Dr. #1155 Houston, Tx 77024 * Cell 281-460-1843 * Fax 281- 971-3991 Web Site: http://www.judylafico.com - Email: [email protected]
Editor
James White 281-879-6318 [email protected]
Circulation 657
Advertising
281-879-6318 [email protected]
Advertising & Article Submittal Deadline: The deadline for any items to be included in The Peach is the last Friday of the Month. Next deadline is August 31th. Please call 281-879-6318 or email me at [email protected] The editor is solely responsible for the news letter content and may accept of reject articles, content or advertising for any reason. Disclaimer The Providence is independent and not associated with PCA, (Providence Community Association) or the HOA, (Home Owner's Association) of Providence. While every effort is made to ensure information in the Providence Peach, including advertising, is accurate there is no guarantee to that effect. The Providence Peach bears no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for incorrect or inaccurate information published in this newsletter.
Advertise in "The Providence Peach" James White: 832-248-8648 (Leave Message) [email protected]
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August 2012
Gardening Tasks-August
*Stop watering your fig trees.
BY: Fort Bend Master Gardeners
*Do not over water your Texas Sage, it likes drought conditions
http://www.fbmg.com/GardeningPages/MonthlyTasks.htm
*Fertilize your roses twice this month.
Lawns: If you see any weeds in your lawn, try to pull them out. *Do not
cut your lawn short, the heat will damage it. *From seed plant petunias, larkspur, snapdragon, cockscomb,
cosmos, gaillardia in a sunny, well drained area, working several inches of compost into the soil before planting. Keep the soil
*Do not seed Bermuda lawns after August.
moist throughout the month.
*You can still lay St. Augustine sod.
*Pinch off spent flowers from Crape Myrtles to encourage
continued reblooming.
*Water early in the day when the winds are down, and
evaporation is low.
*Pinch off caladium stalks and coleus.
*Do not water at night. This causes disease growth.
*Keep four o'clocks well watered.
*DO NOT cut off the leaves from your gladiolus. It will hurt Providence Christian Church
your next years' growth.
Weekend Activities BY: Lorinda Batchelor
*Fertilize your impatiens with a high phosphorus fertilizer.
"The Church in your neighborhood"
*Give your gardenias a heavy spraying from your water hose to prevent white fly. Make sure you get the under part of the leaves. *Stop watering your grape vines.
8727 Gaines Road, Sugar Land, TX . 281-495-8151
Vegetables: *Last chance to plant lima bush beans, corn, southern peas, pumpkins, winter squash, beets, broccoli, and brussels sprouts.
Join us this Sunday! Classes for all ages 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m.
*If you are harvesting peppers, make sure you cut the pepper off the plant and not tear it off. If might damage the stem. Trees: This is the last time to spray your pecan trees with zinc.
Kid City (elementary) Son Safari (preschool)
*Anything oozing out of your peach tree might mean it has an infection.
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Matthew W. Kearns (Secretary) * Kip Martin (VP 1) * Myra Alderete (VP 2) * Sandra Weider (Treasurer) * Kelly Davis (President) * Bridgett Hicks (SCS Management) PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC. - Regular meeting of the board of directors, Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, Meeting Minutes, DRAFT By: HOA Board The monthly meeting of the Providence Community Association Board of Directors was held on the above date at the Providence Clubhouse, located at 9114 Woodleigh Drive, Houston, Texas 77083. The meeting was called to order at 7:33 PM and quorum was established. PRESENT: (Kelly Davis, President) (Kip Martin, 1st Vice President) (Myra Alderete, 2nd Vice President) (Matthew Kearns, Secretary) (Sandra Weider, Treasurer) (Bridgett Hicks, SCS Management Services) MINUTES: The minutes of the monthly Board meeting held on June 19, 2012 were approved as presented after motion from Director Weider and second from Director Davis. All were in favor. COMMITTEE REPORTS: Landscape/Irrigation ­ Director Davis reported an irrigation leak in the park. Sunshine Irrigation has been notified. Clubhouse ­ Director Davis noted the clubhouse still in need of cleaning, including the sound walls. Ms. Hicks will contact the clubhouse coordinator. Pool ­ Director Davis reported vandalism at the pool. Burned House ­ The Board reported the lawn maintenance up to date on the burned house; however, the extent of work done to the house overall has not yet been determined. TREASURER REPORT: Director Weider presented the Financial Report noting a collection rate of 95% for 2012 assessments as of June 30, 2012. Expenses incurred as of the same date were 43% of that budgeted for the year. The Association has a total cash on hand amount of $358,850. MANAGEMENT REPORT: The action item list was reviewed. Director Martin reported a meeting scheduled with Inland Electric to address the electrical problems throughout the community. The CAMI Report was reviewed. New items noted include issues in both the men's and women's pool restrooms. DEED RESTRICTIONS / ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS: The Board Referral List was discussed. The Board authorized an attorney demand for one property with multiple violations. ATTORNEY STATUS / LEGAL PROCEEDINGS: The attorney status report was reviewed. No action was required. NEW BUSINESS: The CPA Review of the 2011 financial statements was presented to the Board in written format. The findings were that all procedures are in accordance with generally acceptable accounting practices. ADJOURNMENT: There was no further business to come before the Board the meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.
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Master Gardeners - Monthly Labor Day
Programs BY: Fort Bend Master Gardeners
Excerpted from: Labor Day: A Time to Reflect By: Steve Scalici Each month throughout the year, the Fort Bend County Master
Gardeners host experts in various gardening fields who share their secrets and tips. The subjects range from outdoor train sets to water garden design, from rose care to snake identification,
As we celebrate Labor Day, we are reminded that work is good. Labor Day was created as a way to acknowledge and pay tribute to the workforce for all that they have done to make our
and from fruit tree suggestions to butterfly gardens.
country prosperous and strong.
Most of the programs are held on the third Thursday of each
month and begin at 7:00 p.m. Programs usually last one hour but Work is normal. It's part of God's created order for humanity.
occasionally, due to the depth or complexity of the subject, the Everything that we bring to work (skills, intelligence,
speaker needs two hours on that topic.
experience, and reputation) is a gift from God that He allows us
to use. We spend more time at work than doing anything single The evening begins with a social time that will give you an activity except for sleep and some us work more than we sleep. opportunity to meet some of our Master Gardeners. Upon the
conclusion of the program, our Master Gardeners hold their Proverbs 14:23 (NKJV) says, "In all labor there is profit, but
monthly meeting. You are invited to remain if you desire.
idle chatter leads only to poverty."
All of our programs are open to the public. There is NO
CHARGE for these programs! Fort Bend Master Gardeners Ephesians 6:6: "Work hard, but not just to please your masters
sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God
with all your heart."
All monthly programs for the remainder of the year will be held
at: Bud O'Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, There are all sorts of clichйs that deal with being satisfied: "the
Rosenberg, TX 77471.
grass is always greener on the other side" is the one that comes
to mind first. But, as the pessimist said, it's only greener
6:30 PM-7:00 PM - Social Time
because they're laying more fertilizer over there. The point is,
7:00 PM-8:00 PM ­ Program ( Occasionally 7:00 ­ 8:30)
contentment isn't found in always getting what we want but in
always being satisfied with what we have. Sometimes, it isn't
August 16, 2012 ­ Master Gardener Vegetable Specialists your position that makes you happy or unhappy, it's your
present Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening. 7:00 ­ 8:00 p.m.
disposition.
September 20, 2012 ­ Brenda Beust Smith ­ What's Growing
in the Lazy Gardener's Garden? Author and Houston Chronicle Sometimes I meet people who simply work for awful people
garden columnist) 7:00 ­ 8:00 p.m.
and they probably should leave, but I'm a big fan of praying for
the people you are working for. More importantly, pray for
October 18, 2012 ­ Vince Mannino, Director of Ft. Bend yourself that you would be the person God wants you to be.
County AgriLife Extension Service presenting - General Positive people are much more likely to turn their ideas into
Gardening Information. 7:00 ­ 8:00 p.m.
positive behavior. Positive behavior, in turn, does change
circumstances, and nearly always for the better.
November 15, 2012 ­ Darla Harris, President of Texas Gulf
Coast Fern Society - Ferns from A ­ Z. 7:00 ­ 8:00 p.m.
In conclusion, let this Labor Day serve as a reminder that our
work, no matter what it is, is both a blessing from God, and a
http://www.fbmg.com/CommunityEducation/
way to impact others for Him.
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Happy Birthday!
Happy Anniversary!
We would like to wish all residents wh o ar e We would like to wish all residents who ar e
c e l e b r a t i n g A u g u s t birthdays a very Happy c e l e b r a t i n g A u g u s t a n n i v e r s a r i e s a v e r y
Birthday.
Happy Anniversary.
August Birthdays
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 23rd 24th 25th 27th 28th 30th
Geeta Abraham Trevor Guidry Maria Riooera Doug Schneider Charles Canton Oscar E. Diaz Robby Findlay Conner Parker Paul Gallo Ronald "Pat" Brown Greg Schneider Laila Yousef Brook Toussaint Stephen Toomey Trey Guidry Beverly Lewis Emma Liles Jeannine Cornelius Susan Stillwagon Ashley Beggins Hunter Calhoun Lisa Gardin Kenneth Whaley Trinity Poellnitz Teshena Bradford Travis Davenport Andrew Jacobs Lance Lane Laney Lane Ryan Brown Emily Walters Russel Gardin, Sr.
August Anniversaries
5th 10th 13th 16th 22nd
Ron and Debbie Abraham David and Barbara Kean Frank and Beverly Lewis Long and Kimberly Nguyen Kevin and Lily Monroe
If you have a birthday or anniversary celebration at your home in September, please call 832-248-8648 or e-mail me at [email protected] and let us put it in The Peach.
McDonald's Modernization By: James White
You may have noticed some construction going on at McDonald's next to our neighborhood. It is one of 2,400 Restaurants out of 33,500 worldwide that are being specially remodeled. Inspired by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games' (LOCOG's) vision to make London 2012 the most sustainable Games possible, McDonald's spent three years planning and designing their restaurants at the London Olympics to ensure it would create a contemporary and welcoming atmosphere for customers, with minimum impact on the environment. Created by leading interior designer Philippe Avanzi, the look and feel of McDonald's four Olympic Park restaurants based on the company's latest European design elements is being implemented around the world.
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Bulletin Board --Services--
Babysitter List
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Cooking Well With Diabetes Gibson L-30 Guitar: For Sale. 1935-36 model. Good condition, Playable, Original finish. I will be accepting the highest offer between $1,200 & $2,000 dollars. Jim 832-248- By: Texas AgriLife Extension service
8648
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Services:
1402 Band Rd.,Annex Kitchen, Rosenberg 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
French Tutor: Private tutoring for French students (beginners to advanced) by certified teacher and experienced translator.
$20 per person Registration Fee NO REFUNDS Space limited to first 10 paid participants
Planning to visit Paris? Conversational French lessons also * August 28, 2012- Carbohydrates & Side Dishes-Less Fat,
available. Providence resident. (713) 598-8722 081611
More Fiber
* September 4, 2012- Cooking with Less Sodium & Holiday
Creole Flava - Creative cakes, pies, soul food, appetizers, Cooking
praline candies, and catering. Call Mrs. Sheila at 832-297-5632. Course instructed by: Dianne Gertson RD, LD
Childcare Provided - Childcare available in the neighborhood Fort Bend County Extension Agent
from 6 am - 6 pm. 6 weeks 281-498-7778.
-
12 years old. Call
Mrs. Sheila at
Family and Consumer Sciences 281-342-3034, ext. 7024
Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group A-Z Special Services - Fine Quality Handcrafted Wood of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that Furniture. We design Great Prices. FREE ESTIMATES. Call result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use Luis Garza at 832-493-6039. References Available. 20 Years of insulin. Experience. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young
6 String Guitar Lessons - Beginner Guitar Lessons. Acoustic & adults, and was previously known as Juvenile Diabetes. In type 1
Electric. Call Zach at 832-596-4017.
diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.
Luis Service ­ Lawn Services & computer help, repair, & more. University of Houston- Downtown Student. Call: 832795-1598 or email: [email protected]
In Type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into
glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin
takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose
builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can lead to
---Announcement---
diabetes complications.
Peach Deadline - The deadline for any item to be included in the September Peach is Friday, August the 31st. Please call 832-248-8648 or e-mail me at [email protected]
To learn more about diabetes, visit this website. Also there are many healthcare organizations on the internet that provide information.
http://www.diabetes.org/ http://fortbend.agrilife.org/events/
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The Providence Peach www.the-peach.com page-8 Useful Numbers & Web Resources Fort Bend County Sheriff Northeast Volunteer fire department Ft. Bend County Emergency Medical Service Republic waste management (Trash Pickup) Kingsbridge MUD Reliant Energy CenterPoint Energy (street light out) Animal Control SCS Management Architectural Control Providence Information Line James White, Editor & Newsletter Article Collection, Advertising [email protected] The Providence Community Internet Forum. To join go to: [email protected] Kelly Davis, PCA President Liz Toomey, Clubhouse Rental [email protected] PCA Web Site www.pca77083.com
August 2012 281-341-4665 281-242-8283 281-342-2100 713-849-0400 713-405-1750 713-207-2222 713-659-2111 281-342-1512 281-463-1777 713-267-5337 281-879-6318 yahoo group 713-267-5337 832-279-3393
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