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  1. 1. s w e e t wat e r StyleMarch 2012A n E x c l u s i v e M a g a z i n e f o r t h e r e s i d e n t s o f S w e e t wat e r Portrait by Gittings
  2. 2. 2 Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style 3 C O M M U N I T Y C O N TA C T S www.n2pub.com ™ © 2012 Neighborhood Networks Publishing, Inc. Schools Colony Bend Elementary School 281-634-4080 Publisher Melissa Trent melissa.trent@n2pub.com Colony Meadows Elementary School 281-634-4120 Commonwealth Elementary School 281-634-5120 Contributing Editors Stuart Rosenberg - The Haute List Settlers Way Elementary School 281-634-4360 Eileen Scamardo - Kids 2 Kids First Colony Middle School 281-634-3240 Precious Pets, Sponsor of the Month Fort Settlement Middle School 281-634-6440 Clements High School 281-634-2150 Publishing Assistant Abby Trent Alexander-Smith Academy 713-266-0920 Cornerstone Christian Academy 281-980-2140 281-263-9175 Fort Bend Christian Academy   DISCLAIMER: N2 Publishing is not affiliated with or contracted by the First Colony Community Association (the “Asso- Sugar Land Important Numbers ciation”). This publication, including the content of articles and advertisements contained herein, is not authorized or Fire, Ambulance, Police                      911 endorsed by the Association. Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within the Poison Emergency                               800-222-1222 Sweetwater Lifestyles magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither City of Sugar Land Police                    281-275-2649 N2 Publishing nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NOTE: When community events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this Fort Bend County Sherriff                281-341-4704 publication. Fort Bend County Constable, Precinct 4 281-242-4014 Sugar Land City Hall                            281-275-2700 Fort Bend County Recycling 281-633-7581 Fort Bend Library – Sugar Land          281-238-2140 Sugar Land Parks & Recreation         281-275-2825 First Colony Post Office Branch        800-275-8777 Sugar Land Treasurer                   281-275-2750 Sugar Land Public Works                    281-275-2450 Sugar Land Utilities Department      281-275-2450 Fort Bend County Government    281-342-3411 DPS – Rosenberg Branch                    281-633-5400 DPS – Gessner Drive Branch 713-219-4100 Texas DPS Road Conditions           800-452-9292    SOCIAL EVENTS ° WEDDING SERVICES Important Websites CORPORATE EVENTS ° DESIGN SER VICES www.n2houston.com www.fortbend.k12.tx.us www.co.fort-bend.tx.us www.sugarlandtx.gov 8 3 2 - 3 0 8 - 7 9 9 8 ° I N F O @ E V E N T S B Y D O Y I N . C O M ° W W W. E V E N T S B Y D O Y I N . C O M
  3. 3. 4 NeighborhoodSponsors Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style NeighborhoodSponsors 5 This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a HOME South Coast Landscapes NURSERY / GARDEN POOL DESIGN AND trusted neighborhood vendor to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself IMPROVEMENT (281) 778-5372 CENTER BUILD with the businesses sponsoring Sweetwater Style. ABS Improvements www.southcoastlandscapes.com Enchanted Forest Creative Pool Designs These local businesses are proud to partner with you and make this (281) 265-3924 (281) 937-9449 (281) 236-3731 magazine possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for www.absimprove.com MASSAGE www.myenchanted.com www.creativepooldesigns.com supporting our magazine! Massage Envy - Greatwood HOSPITAL (281) 633-9500 Enchanted Gardens PRIVATE SCHOOLS Methodist Sugar Land Hospital www.massageenvy.com (281) 341-1206 Alexander-Smith Academy (281) 274-7000 www.myenchanted.com (713) 266-0920 www.methodistsugarland.com MED SPA www.alexandersmith.comAIR CONDITIONING & CHIROPRACTIC CARE DENTIST FLORAL Amerejuve Medspa NURSINGHEATING Sugar Mill Chiropractic & Acupuncture Fort Bend Dental Associates House of Blooms INSURANCE (832) 532-7345 Allied Health Services Cornerstone Christian AcademyJackson Air & Heat (281) 491-3472 (281) 499-3541 (281) 242-1555 SERVICES www.amerejuve.com (713) 524-4422 (281) 980-0842(832) 550-2012 www.sugarmillchiro.com www.ftbenddental.com www.sugarlandhouseofblooms.com John Bowers - State Farm Insurance www.alliedhealthnursing.com www.cornerstonecca.orgwww.sugarlandtrane.com (281) 242-4800 MEDICAL AESTHETICS CLEANERS www.johnbowersclu.com & HORMONE ORTHODONTIST Fort Bend Christian Academy Smiles of Riverstone GIFT AND HOME THERAPY Dennis E. Halford, DDS, MS (281) 263-9142ANIMAL HOSPITAL Holiday Cleaners (281) 261-3332 FURNISHINGS INTERIOR DESIGN Sugar Land Medical Aesthetics (281) 980-8351 www.fortbendchristian.orgLexington Blvd. Animal Hospital (281) 265-4400 www.smilesofriverstone.com The Magnolia House Gooseberry Brambles Interior Designs (281) 901-2079 www.halfordorthodontics.com(281) 980-3737 (281) 208-9955 (281) 224-0122 www. REAL ESTATE AGENTwww.lexingtonpethospital.com COMPUTER- TECH EDUCATION - www.themagnoliahouse.biz www.gooseberrybrambles.com sugarlandmedicalandaestheticspa. OUTDOOR LIVING Nancy Benevides - RE / MAX SUPPORT TUTORING & TEST com SPACES SouthwestASSISTED LIVING The Computer Dude PREPARATION GYMNASTICS JEWELERS Backyard Retreats (713) 203-9975Silverado Senior Living (281) 636-8901 Learning RX Iron Cross Gymnastics Elegant Jewelers MUSICAL (281) 485-8483 www.fortbendcountytexashomes.(281) 277-1221 miles@thecompdude.com (832) 886-5878 (281) 342-4766 (281) 980-5599 INSTRUCTION www.backyard-retreat.com comwww.silveradosenior.com www.learningrx.com / sugar-land www.ironcrossgymnastics.com www.elegantjewelers1.com Bach to Rock Music Lessons CONSIGNMENT (281) 545-1400 PHOTOGRAPHER REALTORCAR DEALERSHIP Designer Exchange ELECTRICAL HOBBY SHOP KITCHEN AND BATH www.bachtorock.co Gittings Photography Glory Crafts - RE / MAX HeritageStewart Cadillac (281) 242-1033 Wired Electrical Services RC Hobby Shop REMODELING (713) 965-9301 (832) 265-7355(713) 223-4552 www.dxresale.com (281) 897-0001 (281) 265-4844 DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen NAIL SALON www.gittings.com www.har.com / glorywww.stewartcadillac.com www.wiredes.com www.rchobbyshop.com (281) 242-2112 Spectrum Nails & Salon DANCE STUDIOS www.dreammakerhouston.com 5011 Highway 6 South, #105 PHYSICAL THERAPY RE / MAX HeritageCHILDRENS GYM Cookie Joes Dancin School EVENT PLANNING HOME HEALTHCARE Missouri City, TX 77459 First Colony Aquatic & Rehabilitation (281) 265-7355The Little Gym (281) 265-1042 Events by Doyin Allied Home Health LANDSCAPING / (281) 499-5458 Center www.homesoffortbend.com(281) 277-5470 www.cookiejoedance.com (832) 308-7998 (713) 522-5773 OUTDOOR (281) 325-0188www.thelittlegym.com / www.eventsbydoyin.com www.alliedhealthnursing.com IMPROVEMENTS NURSERY www.aquatic-rehab.com SENIOR CAREsugarlandmissouricitytx DAY SPA Enchanted Landscapes Texas Growers Nursery Seniors Helping Seniors Woodhouse Day Spa FLOORING (281) 937-0646 (281) 491-9919 PLUMBING SERVICES (281) 261-8107 (281) 208-9119 Lone Star Floors www.myenchanted.com www.texasgrowersnursery.com Alans Plumbing www.seniorshelpingseniors.com / www.sugarland.woodhousespas.com (281) 564-1345 (281) 261-1064 FortBend / www.lonestarfloors.com Garden Guy (281) 208-4400 www.garden-guy.com
  4. 4. Note6 NeighborhoodNews Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style 7 DESIGNER EXCHANGE | Ladies Upscale Designer Boutique WINTER SPRING IS UPON US - Touching lives CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS, EVERYDAY BLOWOUT WE ARE READY TO CONSIGN! by helping our SALE! PartneringPublisher’s Non-Profit, Blooming Butterflies. SHOP CONSIGN DONATE Easy Layaway Program Available • No appointment necessary • We are Partnered with Blooming GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE NOW AVAILABLEGreetings Sweetwater Residents! • 30% OFF select items: • FREE home or business pick up service Butterflies helping disadvantage • LEATHERS • WINTER COATS • PANTS, • Earn 50% on high end designer items women and senior citizens! JACKETS • SWEATERS • Evening and Formal Wear! • Earn 40% on standard designer items • Blooming Butterflies is a Texas Non Profit 501 © (3)We are so proud to publish our 6th issue of Sweetwater Style! his company, Hardee Investment Group, in our Business Beat TAKE an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF the above • 90 Day Easy Consignment Program selected items located in our clearance room!The time is flying by and before long school will be out and we section and Madison Weaver, a Senior at Clements, in our Kidswill all be basking in the summer heat. 2 Kids section. Be sure to also check out the yummy Resident Door Recipe, Yard of the Month, Homes of Distinction, and our 4522 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Prizes & (HWY 6 & Austin PKWY) UPCOMING FUNDRAISING wonderful Volunteer of the Month article that highlights Fort RafflesThis issue is jam-packed with great stories about you and your FASHION SHOW! ! Bend Women’s Center and resident volunteer, Cassie Oppman. 281-242-1033neighbors, the residents of Sweetwater. The Szeto family graces designerexchange@hotmail.com Join us for our Spring Fundraising Fashion Show! March 24, 2012 | 2:00 - 6:00 PMour front cover, and you can learn more about them in our Fam- www.dxresale.com Proceeds to benefit Reagan Leigh Guidry, the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation,ily Spotlight article. We are excited to feature Will Hardee and Also, please tell our Sponsors you saw their ad in Sweetwater Store Hours: and our Non-Profit partner, Blooming Butterflies, Inc. Live Butterfly Weed plants will be for Style when you utilize their services. The businesses advertising Mon-Wed 10AM-6PM Thurs-Sat 10AM-7PM sale! All proceeds will benefit the non-profit organization. in this magazine pay for the cost to print and mail the magazine each month. So, please let them know you see their ad in Sweet- water Style every month and that you appreciate their sponsor- ship. This month’s Sponsor of the Month is Spectrum Nails & Salon, and some sponsors even have a special offer for Sweetwa- ter residents in our coupon section – check it out! Finally, don’t forget to visit our website each month at www. n2houston.com to see the latest issue before it hits mailboxes! Warmest Wishes, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Sedation • Digital X-Rays • Restoration Dentistry All PPO Insurance Accepted Melissa Trent, Publisher 281-910-9619 www.n2houston.com melissa.trent@n2pub.com 4706 Riverstone Blvd. Unit 100 • Missouri City, TX 77459 Behind Kohl’s Shopping Center in Offices of Riverstone 281-261-3332 • www.smilesofriverstone.com
  5. 5. Family8 NeighborhoodNews Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style NeighborhoodNews 9spotlight Hanging out at the Country Club Day trip at the Houston Zoo The Szeto Family, portrait by Gittings To have your family featured on the front cover and in our Family Spotlight section, please email melissa.trent@n2pub.com. Meet your neighbors, the Szeto family - Dr. Jeremy As a family, the Szetos have many favorites. Their favorite Brothers playing in their front yard and his wife, Jamie, and their two sons, 4-year- old Jaden and restaurants are BJ’s Restaurant, Old Place Café, Jason’s Deli,    Jacob who is almost 2. They have lived on Du Pont Circle in and New York Pizzeria. If mom and dad dine out without the   Sweetwater four years and say they love the safe environment it kids some of their favorite spots are Masraff ’s, Americas, and     provides their family, their great neighbors, and the wonderful Tony’s. Their favorite teams are USC, Texans, and the Rockets. schools. Dr. Jeremy grew up in Sweetwater and his parents, Kin They also enjoy watching Star Wars movies and old cartoons and Grace Szeto, are still residents, living just 1 mile from them. like Transformers, Wolverine, and the X-Men. When asked Jamie is originally from South Pasadena, CA. what their favorite family dinner is Jamie promptly responded, 281-265-4844 • Fax: 281-265-8686 “Whatever the boys (Dad & the kids) will eat”! rchs1@hotmail.com • www.rchobbyshop.com Graduating from New York University, Dr. Jeremy is a private Business Hours: practice physician with his father, Kin Szeto. Jamie graduated from The Szetos also enjoy their family traditions, and this past Thanks- Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM giving was their first annual pajama Thanksgiving. They all loved Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM University of Southern California and is a physician assistant for Sunday Noon – 5 PM Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Sugar having turkey dinner in their PJs! Another favorite family tradition Land. Jamie’s roots are still out west, and the family enjoys visiting is vacationing to beach resorts, and they are currently planning their Moving soon to a new location! her family regularly and soaking up the California sun. next vacation to somewhere in the Bahamas or the Pacific Islands. 206 Brand Lane Stafford, TX 77477 2 on site RC car race The Szetos are always on the go and participate in many activi- tracks in our new ties and hobbies. As a family they enjoy watching movies and Stafford location! going to the playground. A couple of their favorite hangout spots are Colony Bend Playground and First Colony mushroom pool. Dr. Jeremy enjoys traveling, sports, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Jamie also enjoys traveling, as well as reading, trying new foods, and outdoor activities. Like his dad, Jaden enjoys Brazilian jiu- jitsu, and he likes gymnastics. Little brother, Jacob, enjoys any activity his big brother is doing. Jaden & Jacob at the Sweetwater Country Club
  6. 6. 10 Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style NeighborhoodNews 11 Resident Recipe Submitted by Resident, Susan G. Sausage Breakfast Casserole This recipe originally came from a Jimmy Dean ad. It is a great dish for brunch gatherings. You can even make it the night before and just put in the oven for an hour right before you serve it. Ingredients 1 lb of Italian pork sausage, (then cooked, drained, crumbled) 4 ½ cups cubed day old bread To have your favorite recipe featured in our Resident Recipe 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese section, please email melissa.trent@n2pub.com. 10 eggs slightly beaten 4 cups whole milk 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp onion powder Fresh ground pepper to taste ½ cup sliced mushrooms (optional) ½ cup peeled, chopped tomatoes (optional) ½ cup green chilies (optional) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Heat a skillet on medium high. Break up the sausage into chunks and cook, working in batches if need be, until browned all around. Make sure the chunks of sausage have some space around them or your meat will steam and not brown. Remove the cooked sausage from the pan and let sit on paper towels on top of a plate. Crumble into smaller pieces. Place bread in a well buttered 9X13 inch baking pan and sprin- kle with cheese. Combine the eggs, milk, dry mustard, onion powder and pepper. Pour evenly over the bread and cheese. Sprinkle sausage and optional ingredients over the top. At this stage you can cover and chill overnight, if you want to prepare ahead. If not, let sit for 10 minutes before putting in Scan the QR code for a the oven. Bake uncovered for about one hour. Tent with foil if direct link to our website. top begins to brown too quickly.
  7. 7. 12 Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style 13 Electrical Problems? Remodeling? Call the Experts at BUSINESS beat Will Hardee, Senior Vice President of Hardee Investment Group Resident H.H. “Will” Hardee and his wife, Lena, have lived in Section 8 of Sweetwater since 2002. Will and Lena have been married for 33 years and have two children. Their son, Billy, recently graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a kinesi- WIRED Electrical Services 5 Year Warranty! call for details ology degree and a desire to coach. His daughter, Heather Gobert, and her husband, Mark, Call us 24/7 | Same Rates 7 days a week just welcomed their new daughter, Ellie Noel, who is almost a year old. Both Heather and Will Hardee Mark work with Will at his investment company, Hardee Investment Group. 713-467-1125 or 281-897-0001 When we asked Will about his company he explained, “Hardee www.WiredES.com Investment Group provides investment solutions and exemplary • Family Owned & Operated service which allow our clients to live the lifestyle they desire.” Will • Residential & Commercial is the Senior Vice President and the Senior Portfolio Manager at • Licensed & Insured Check out the Hardee Investments, and his expertise is advising high net worth • Fully Stocked Trucks coupon section individuals and small to mid-sized corporations. His company has in this issue for • Professional & Courteous been nationally recognized by Barron’s (2010, 2011), Reuters, and additional savings! Houston Business Journal as a top advisor in America. When asked • IEC Trained & Experienced what advice he would offer to fellow residents Will replied, “Most • Uniformed Technicians investors let either greed or fear control their decisions. Learn to • Skilled in Troubleshooting Hardee Investment Group Staff master these emotions because investing is a marathon, not a sprint.” • 24/7 Service • Generators FINANCING AVAILABLE TECL 22809 | Master 100394 Will’s marathon began at the young age of 8 when his father passed away. As the eldest son he helped his mother with fam- PLATELET RICH PLASMA(PRP) Surprisingly Unique Gifts, and ily finances and began investing when he was 18. After working THERAPY INJECTIONS in Sugar Land! in the banking industry he decided the investment world was Beautiful Home Décor more interesting. From 1977-1991, Will was a Senior Vice Considering Hair Loss Treatment? Reverse Male Pattern Baldness with President at Rotan Mosle/Paine Webber and from 1991-1994 PRP Regenerative Treatment! he was a Senior Vice President with Kidder Peabody. Then, in This cutting edge treatment uses 1994 he acquired his current position with RBC Wealth Man- YOUR plasma and promotes hair agement as Senior Vice President of Hardee Investments. follicle growth. · NON-SURGICAL · NO DOWN TIME • Miss Me & Rock Revival In addition to investing, Will has a wide variety of interests. · Total of 3 Treatments Apparel & Chamilia Jewelry. During his spare time, Will enjoys serving as a director on sev- • No Surprises Design Portfolios. NEW Anti-Aging Procedure! No Retainers. Your Budget & Pace. eral boards, which provides him with valuable insight to what PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Releases does and does not work in business. He also likes hunting, fish- Growth Factors that promote collagen • Tyler, Aromatique, Lux & Nouvelle Fragrances. ing, civil war history, and numismatics. from YOUR plasma. • Try Before You Buy Approval Process. Excellent for the treatment of: For more information · Fine & Deep Wrinkles · Neck Wrinkles on Hardee Investment · Acne Marks Group, please visit their · Bags & Dark Circles website at www.Hardee- Fine Interiors & Gifts SUGAR LAND MEDICAL AESTHETICS InvestmentGroup.com. Come explore Chary Tamirisa M.D. FACOG 281-277-3300 • 713-702-3097 3519-B Town Center Blvd. our wonderland! 15% OFF Entire Purchase To have your business featured in our Business Beat Sugar Land, TX 77479 with this ad. section, please email melissa.trent@n2pub.com. Mary Jane Wimberly (across from Methodist 6146 Highway 6 • 281-208-9955 Excludes Chamilia. Medical Aesthetician Sugar Land Hospital) at Murphy Road in Kroger Center, Missouri City Expires 3/31/12
  8. 8. 14 Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style NeighborhoodNews 15 Spectrum Nails & Salon Voted Fort Bend’s Best Spa to Sit Back, Relax, and De-Stress! Gift Certificates Available! Great for gifts or to celebrate any occasion | Group packages or individual services. Call for details yard 4003 Mount Vernon month OF THE 281-499-5458 Congratulations to this month’s winner, 5011 Highway 6 South, #105 4003 Mount Vernon! Missouri City, TX 77459 photos by Eileen Scamardo Caring for Every Older Parents? child has the potential Seniors Helping Seniors offers non-medical services by Seniors who to SOAR! want to provide care for With concentrated intense brain training you will not only improve your mind but soar Seniors who need a into a brighter future. Get smarter in the classroom and out, increase your grades, do better in school and get the added benefit of sharper skills on the playing field. Better helping hand to continue mental skills can help anyone of any ability – or any age – with all of these added skills: to live independently at • Sharper thinking skills • Increased processing speed home with safety and • Better Grades • Better memory • Build comprehension • Improved concentration dignity. • Enhanced intelligence • Eliminate distractions more easily • Doctors Appointments • Meal Pre/Cooking ONE CALL. ONE TEST. • Light Housekeeping ALL THE ANSWERS Mention this ad and receive $50 off your initial assessment. • Companion Care • Alzheimer/Dementia Care • Errands/Shopping Contact Mike Alexander • Assitance Mobility Office: 281-261-8107 832-886-5878 Licensed • Bonded • Affordable Rates To have your yard featured in our Yard of the Month section, please email www.LearningRx.com/Sugar-Land 2649 Town Center Blvd., North | Sugar Land, TX 77479 melissa.trent@n2pub.com. ©2011 Each office is independently owned and operated. All trademarks are registered trademarks of Corporate Mutual Resources Inc.
  9. 9. 16 NeighborhoodNews Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style NeighborhoodNews 17Madison Weaver Shaking hands with Congressman, Pete Olson Serving a tasty beverage at work Just hangin’ out! with Congressman Olsen and the other council members on On a more personal side, Madison lives in the Commonwealth key issues like the debt ceiling, reviewing the pros and cons of section of Sweetwater with his parents, sister Morgan, 15, and this highly charged issue. Madison also actively worked on the brother Matthew, 11, and his Australian Shepard, Molly. He election campaign for Sonal Bhutchar, who ran for a seat in the loves to cook and plan his next adventure. His favorite foods Texas State Legislature from District 26. Madison spent almost include Italian and Chinese food, and he could practically live 6 months, working 15 hours a week, going door-to-door and off of Mexican food. Madison and his family are fairly recentMadison jet skiing with Morgan & Matthew Madison working the register at Starbucks attending ‘meet and greet’ events for Ms. Bhutchar. From this additions to our community, having moved here from Santa he gained invaluable experience in the campaign process. Barbara, California in 2009. In Santa Barbara Madison attend- 2 ed Dos Pueblos High School, the same high school that Katy Along with school and his active political life Madison also finds Perry attended! He loves the Harry Potter movie series and lis- kids kids time to work a part time job. He works as a barista for Starbucks, tens to favorite music groups Coldplay, Maroon 5, Chris Tom- preparing quality beverages with a personal touch! While this lin, One Republic and of course, Katy Perry! In his free time he job aids in Madison’s financial independence, it mostly gives him likes to hang out at the Galleria and Star Cinema Grill. By Eileen Scamardo invaluable experience. Madison would like to get a business man- GUITAR • PIANO • VOICE • VIOLIN agement degree and would use it to climb the Starbuck’s corporate To have your kid featured in our Kids 2 Kids section, please email PIANO PREP ladder! He hopes to one day move to Seattle to pursue this dream. melissa.trent@n2pub.com. Music Theater Camp coming this summer! Call now for information. Meet Madison Weaver, an active and involved member of our College Trained and Degreed Teachers community. A senior at Clements High School, Madison is jewel hidden Conveniently located just off the Grand Parkway active in many organizations at school including National Hon- 20333 Southwest Freeway • Sugar Land, Texas 77479 ors Society, Spanish National Honors Society and the Young Conservatives Club, an organization he helped to co-found. He 281-545-1400 has also helped with Peer Tutoring, ran track his sophomore www.BachToRock.com year, and has been awarded the AP Scholar Award for master- ing 3 or more AP exams. G C Outside of school Madison is highly involved in the local Hidden Jewel is a picture of something that’s visible to everyone as they political scene. He is a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory walk or drive up and down the streets of Sweetwater. If you think you Council in Sugar Land, a select group of 36 advisors to the know where this month’s Hidden Jewel is, email your answer with the Mayor of Sugar Land. These students help the mayor come up exact location of where you can find the subject of this month’s image to with solutions to local issues. He is also a member of the Con- melissa.trent@n2pub.com. There will be a drawing from all the correct gressional Youth Advisory Council, which is a select group of 45 answers to determine a winner who will receive a prize from one of our advisors to Congressman Pete Olsen from the 22nd District of sponsors. The winner will be announced in the May issue of Sweetwater Where in Sweetwater can you find this? Email melissa.trent@n2pub.com Texas. Within this group he gets to participate in discussions with your answer and you could be our next winner! Style. So get to know your neighborhood and find the “Hidden Jewel”.
  10. 10. 18 Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style 19 W H ET H ER IT ’ S A N I S LA N D OR R ET REAT … Sponsor of the month …we can Design and Build it for you! Spectrum Nails & Salon Photos by Eileen Scamardo IF YOU ’ RE TOUCHING UP A ROOM OR GIVING IT A WHOLE NEW LOOK , WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOUChi Hoang, owner of Spectrum Nails & Salon NEED TO REM ODEL YOUR BATHROOM & KITCHEN . I T’ S OUR J OB , BUT WE NEVER FORGET IT ’ S YOUR HOME .W hen I met with the owner of Spectrum Nails & Salon, ChiHoang, I knew right away that she ran C ALL TODAY AND WE ’ LL M AKE YOUR REMODELING DREAMS COME TRUE !a top-notch salon. Originally located 281-242-2112 | WWW . D R EAMMAK ERHOUSTON . C OMat Lexington Blvd. & Dulles, the cur- 3768 G R EENB R IAR D R IV E , S TAF F O R D , T EX A Srent location on Highway 6 in MissouriCity is stunning with two double-sidedwaterfalls, elegant décor, and comfy spachairs to relax in. Spectrum has been Bella Custom Cabinetryopen for 19 years and currently employs14 technicians. All of the staff has expe- in Fort Bend 2000, by Fort Bend Cham- good at it. People just keep coming back Get Comfortable!rience and receives ongoing training, and ber of Commerce. They also offer a wide because they like our service.”just about every time you visit, you will variety of services including: nail care, nailbe greeted by Chi herself. enhancements, facial treatments, waxing, If you are looking for a great nail salon, tinting, and more. When I asked Chi check out Spectrum Nails & Salon. TheyNot only is Spectrum a beautiful salonwith experienced staff, it has also won what made her go into this business and why she has lasted so long she replied, “I are conveniently located in Missouri City at 5011 Highway 6 South, #105. For more JACKSON AIR & HEAT has been making families in Sweetwater comfortable since 1982several awards including Best Nail Salon have always wanted to do this and I am information call 281-499-5458. Specializing in High Efficiency Air Conditioning & Indoor Air Quality SALES SERVICEWhere does this publication come from? INSTALLATION FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS W ho is paying for it ? FAST DEPENDABLE HONEST SERVICE If you’re enjoying this publication, please thank our advertisers. It is their investment in Sweetwater Style that makes each issue possible. We are able to offer this publication completely FREE to you because of the local businesses that sponsor our magazine. The best way to thank them is to utilize $20 off any service, LOW OFF-SEASON PRICES, 0% Interest their company when choosing products or services for you and your family. Give them the chance to PLUS a FREE whole house media filter ($475 value) earn your business. Most are locally owned and operated, and many giving back to the community in with a new TRANE system. Offer ends 3/31/12. ways both seen and unseen. Please keep our advertisers in mind and let them know you see their ad in Sweetwater Style each month. Also, if you do business with a reputable business not advertising 281-240-1037 • www.SugarLandTRANE.com in the publication, please suggest they consider it. This could be a link that helps them thrive and 100% Financing Available may help your neighbors make more informed decisions before purchasing. Awards for Excellence EPA and NATE Certified | ACLB29585E
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  12. 12. 22 NeighborhoodNews Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style NeighborhoodNews 23 SS: What organization benefits from Boogie 2012? PennyWise Resale Centers – PennyWise Resale Centers Cassie: Fort Bend Women’s Center in Richmond, Stafford and Houston (Mission Bend) provide clients with free clothing, furniture and other items necessary SS: Tell us more about Fort Bend Women’s Center, what is their to support independent living. The stores also sell reduced-price mission? merchandise to the public with all proceeds supporting the Cassie: We assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual programs and services offered by the Women’s Center. Penny- assault and their children to achieve safety and self-sufficiency, Wise stores accept donations of gently used men’s, women’s and Boogie Cake! Boogie 2012 Kick-off Reception while striving to prevent violence against women. children’s clothing; electronics; sports equipment; furniture and household goods. To arrange pick-up for large items, donors can SS: How long has the Women’s Center been in existence? call 281-344-5770.Volunteer SS: Tell us about Boogie 2012?  Cassie: Starting only with a crisis hotline, the Fort Bend Cassie: Classic Chevrolet Sugar County Women’s Center has been serving Fort Bend and sur- Volunteer - After completing a training course, volunteers Land and the Fort Bend County rounding counties since 1980. With over 35,000 women, children can assist the Women’s Center staff with: The Crisis Hotline, and some men having been served, the FBCWC is proud to Children’s Services, Speakers’ Bureau, Special Events, Admin- of the M onth Women’s Center invite you to be the primary advocate for survivors of domestic violence and istration, Teaching and Tutoring, Personal accompaniment, or “See the USA in Your Classic Chevrolet” at the Women’s Cen- sexual assault in our region. We will continue to acknowledge our Working at PennyWise Resale Centers.Cassie Oppman – ter’s annual 50’s and 60’s bash, Boogie 2012! Get your engines heritage and to nurture and fulfill our mission for years to come.Boogie 2012 benefiting Fort Bend Women’s Center revving because this year is guaranteed to be the best yet! (We SS: How can supporters contact the Women’s Center? know we say that every year. Have we ever let you down?) This SS: What types of tasks does Fort Bend Women’s Center perform? Cassie: Fort Bend County Women’s CenterRecently, Sweetwater Style had the opportunity to interview Cassie: The Women’s Center provides a 24-hour hotline, PO Box 183 year’s event will be held at the Stafford Centre on Saturday,Sweetwater resident, Cassie Oppman, about her involvement emergency shelter, rape crisis services, food, clothing, emer- Richmond, TX 77406 March 31, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.with Boogie 2012 and the Fort Bend Women’s Center. gency and basic medical services, counseling, transportation, mail@fortbendwomenscenter.org Emcee Anthony Yanez of KPRC Channel 2 will lead us on a case management, legal accompaniment and advocacy, children’s 281-344-5750 road trip back in time to the days of poodle skirts, leather jack- programs, learning resources, computer training, job readiness, 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 281-342-HELP (4357) ets, classic Chevys and white picket fences. Attendees will enjoy: financial management, parenting and self-esteem workshops, community outreach, and education. . Getting down to the sounds of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with Rotel SS: How can others get involved with this organization? and the Hot Tomatoes Cassie: There are three main ways the community can get . Delicious catered dinner involved. . Live and silent auctions . Dance and costume contests Donate – You can donate directly to the Women’s Center . Sundae station by Rosenberg’s own Another Time Soda Fountain online at www.fortbendwomenscenter.org or attend one of our four fundraisers: Music Fest, Gillman Charitable Golf Tourna- SS: How can the community get involved with Boogie 2012?  ment, Girlfriends Giggle, and Boogie. Cassie: The community can get in on the action by becoming a sponsor, donating to the auctions, and/or placing an advertise- ment in the program guide. Individual tickets are also available for $75 each. For more information on any of these opportuni- ties, please visit www.fortbendwomenscenter.org, email boo- gie@fortbendwomenscenter.org, or contact Annette Howe at 281.344.5757. SS: How will the proceeds from Boogie be used? Cassie: All proceeds raised from Boogie are used to provide free and confidential emergency shelter, counseling, crisis inter- If you volunteer in the community and would like to feature your organization in an upcoming issue of Sweetwater Style, email melissa.trent@n2pub.com. vention, and other supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.
  13. 13. 24 Sweetwater Style March March Sweetwater Style NeighborhoodNews 25 Lou-Lou, December Precious Pet – photo by Eileen Scamardo Oliver, October Precious Pet – photo by Eileen Scamardo pets precious A look back at our first 6 Precious Pets! Thank you to the wonderful residents that have shared their Precious Pet with us in our first months of publishing this magazine. We look forward to meeting many more of your dogs, cats, birds, snakes, hamsters, fish, and other critters in our upcoming issues! Molly, January Precious Pet – photo by Eileen Scamardo Abby & Molly, November Precious Pets – photo by Eileen Scamardo Sammy, February Precious Pet To have your pet featured in our Precious Pets section, please email melissa.trent@n2pub.com.