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Sixty employees from Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands spent $6,000 during a team-building exercise at Costco and then donated the entire purchase to theInterfaith of The Woodlands Food Pantry. Donated items included 5,524 pounds of non-perishable food, toiletries and household products.




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Liberty Branch Red Rock & Blues Event Begins April 19

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The Woodlands will host the Red Rock & Blues Sunday Concert Series, Model Home Tour and Picnic in the Park on Sundays, April 19, 26 and May 3 in the 120-acre neighborhood of Liberty Branch in the Village of Creekside Park. 

The Concert Series and the Picnic in the Park will take place on Sundays from 2 – 4 pm at Liberty Square Park in Liberty Branch.  Enjoy local favorite bands:

April 19 – Nobody’s Fool – Country, Variety music

April 26 – The Coppertones, Blues, Variety, Rock and Roll

May 3 –   Gary Michael Dahl Band, Top 40, Variety, Blues

Have a picnic at Liberty Square Park while listening to some hometown music. A variety of food trucks will be available from 12 noon – 5 pm to purchase meals.

Tour all eight model homes in Liberty Branch for a chance to win one of three $500 American Express® gift cards. Four acclaimed homebuilders – Coventry Homes, David Weekley Homes, J. Kyle Homes and Palmetto Homes – have captured the charm of simpler times with their neo-traditional home designs in Liberty Branch.  The homes range from townhomes, attached patio homes to large single-family homes, priced from the $300s – $1 million.

Model homes are open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday from 12 noon – 6 pm. Your clients may tour the new homes anytime during business hours.  Guests can receive their Home Tour Card at any of the Liberty Branch models.  The card may be returned at any of the models or at The Woodlands Information Center at 2000 Woodlands Parkway. All cards must be received by Monday, May 4, 2015 to be eligible for the drawings.

For more information on Liberty Branch, visit The Woodlands Information Center at 2000 Woodlands Parkway, call 281-719-6333 or log on to www.thewoodlands.com.


Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen and Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar Opens at 20 Waterway Avenue

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Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen has leased approximately 4,222 square feet for a Mexican food restaurant with an expected opening date set in April. Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar has leased approximately 3,568 square feet for an urban fish dive and oyster bar. Nick’s is anticipated to open by mid to late April.

“We are pleased to welcome Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen and Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar to The Woodlands Waterway Square,” said Alex Sutton, Co-President of The Woodlands Development Company. “The restaurants will feature delicious homemade family recipes as well as spectacular views of The Woodlands Waterway and the Fountains at Waterway Square while being convenient to nearby offices and the highly-anticipated The Westin The Woodlands.”

Past World Champion Wrestler Cyclone Anaya and his wife, Carolyn Anaya, began serving their homemade family recipes in Houston in 1966. Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen (located in formerLa Lupita location) menu includes its famous fajitas, enchiladas, pollo jalisco, carne asada a latampiqueña, ceviche, specialty tacos, crabmeat nachos, lunch menu, kid’s menu and other specialties. The restaurant will also feature fine tequila, margaritas and a wine list.

Inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar (located in the former Luca & Leondardo spot) will offer comfort food such as Nick’s open-ocean Scottish salmon, Chilean sea bass, prime USDA filet, crab and spinach artichoke dip, fried oyster and shrimp baskets, peel ‘n eat shrimp buckets, po’boys, lobster rolls, fish tacos as well as new inspirations like lobster poutine, tuna tataki and scallop and shrimp cerviche. With a custom marble oyster bar, a black-board menu of fresh seafood and produce and a wide variety of “fresh today, just caught” Gulf seafood, specials will be an attraction of the restaurant. The oyster selection includes varieties from all over the west and east coasts, and is sourced through sustainable oyster projects. The bar will offer a wide variety of craft beers and cocktails along with craft beer flights, craft beer dinners and more.


Retailers and Restaurants Opening in Hughes Landing

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Retailers and restaurants are beginning to open inHughes Landing, the 66-acre mixed-use development overlooking Lake Woodlands. Whole Foods Market®, one of the leading natural and organic grocers, celebrated their Grand Opening on Wednesday, March 18 with executives from Whole Foods Market, The Howard Hughes Corporation(HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC)(top photo, executives from HHC and TWDC), and shoppers. After the opening of Whole Foods Market,executives from The Howard Hughes Corporation and The Woodlands Development Company (middle picture), visited Starbucks, located on the bottom level of One Lakes Edge which also opened on March 18. Kriser’s (third photo) providing natural pet products and grooming services, near Whole Foods Market, celebrated its opening on March 28.Pier 1 Imports®, a furniture and home decor retailer, will open around April 20.

Local Pour, a gastropub with nightly entertainment, opened on April 1. Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex and Tequila, situated in Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing, is set to open on May 5, Cinco de Mayo. Escalante’s features “made from scratch” Tex-Mex cuisine.

Eateries to open in spring/summer 2015 include Del Frisco’s Grille, an 8,000-square-foot restaurant which will offer modern American cuisine andCalifornia Pizza Kitchen serving a variety of California-style dishes including hearth-baked pizzas.Truluck’s is expected to open in the fall of 2015. Truluck’s will offer fresh seafood, including crab from around the globe, flavorful steaks and an expansive wine selection.

One Lakes Edge (bottom photo), an upscale residential development in Hughes Landing, will open on April 20.  Leasing is underway. For more information, visit www.onelakesedge.com.


Carlton Woods’ Mark Steinbauer to lead STPGA team in 2015 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches

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Mark Steinbauer, Director of Golf at The Club at Carlton Woods, has been chosen Captain of theSouthern Texas PGA’s 2015 Texas Joe Black Cup team. The STPGA will host this year’s Ryder Cup-style competition against a team of Northern Texas PGA Professionals on November 1-3 at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

“I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this appointment,” said Steinbauer. “The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches are something all PGA Professionals in Texas strive to be part of at some point in their career, whether it be as a player, captain, or assistant captain. I want everyone associated with this year’s event to leave thinking it was one of the best experiences of their career.”

Steinbauer, who became a PGA Professional in 1986, is widely considered a leader in the industry. He has served as a subject matter expert on the PGA of America’s Education Committee and has been a national faculty member since 1994. He has also served on the Committee for the PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit.

In August of 2010, Steinbauer’s book 18 Game Changing Lessons was released, focusing on mentoring and relationships. Steinbauer has been recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Teachers in America, and by Golf Digest Magazine as one of America’s 50 Greatest Teachers.


The Joint Chiropractic To Open This Month In Creekside Park® Village Center In The Woodlands

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The Joint…The Chiropractic Place®will open in mid- to late-April in Creekside Park® Village Center, with its local franchisee signing a lease for 1,526–square-foot of space. The Joint Chiropractic is located in the shopping destination’sCreekside Village Green  – a scenic, tree-lined space that serves as the focal point of the center with water features and pergolas.

“The Joint Chiropractic adds to the many retailers, restaurants and offices now open or coming soon to Creekside Park Village Center,” said Alex Sutton, Co-President of The Woodlands Development Company. “We’re excited to partner with these tenants and bring a wonderful, walkable shopping destination to nearby residents and guests.”

The Joint Chiropractic is reinventing chiropractic care by making quality alternative healthcare affordable for patients seeking pain relief and ongoing wellness. Their mission is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care delivered through a nationwide network of modern, comfortable chiropractic clinics staffed with experienced, licensed chiropractors. Along with affordable plans and packages, The Joint Chiropractic offers a no-appointment policy with convenient hours and locations.

The Joint Chiropractic is also located in Market Street-The Woodlands and at the corner of FM 1488 and FM 2978. The new location in Creekside Park Village Center in The Woodlands will be its third location in the area. The Joint Chiropractic was ranked as the #1 Chiropractor in The Woodlands for 2015 by residents, according to The Villager.

“We are very excited to serve The Woodlands community. Our concept has been very well accepted in The Woodlands since we opened our first clinic two years ago. The Creekside location offers so much potential with the influx of people to The Woodlands,” said Franchise Owner Doug Stewart.


The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Three-Day Event Starting Today

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In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, this fabulous fine arts event is being expanded to three days this year – “First Look Friday”, April 10 from 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday, April 11 from 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, April 12 from 10 am – 5 pm. Come and discover why The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is ranked the #1 fine arts festival in Texas and #3 in the country by Art Fair SourceBook.

See The Woodlands Waterway® transformed into an outdoor gallery, with over 200 artists displaying their original works along The Waterway and in Town Green Park in The Woodlands Town Center. The award-winning art represents a wide array of mediums including painting, drawing, jewelry, clay, wood, metal, fiber, glass, pottery and mixed media.  In addition to an incredible selection of fine art for purchase, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival offers three days of fun for the entire family, featuring children’s activities at Artopoly, live music, food and culinary exhibitions, plus community art projects that encourage everyone to find their ‘inner artist.’

“We are looking forward to sharing the beauty and wonder of the visual and performing arts with thousands of guests during our three-day 10th Anniversary festival,” said Jenny Wright, Festival Director. “Proceeds from the festival benefit the community and education outreach programs of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, producer of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. The Council’s mission is to provide regional cultural and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts.”

Tickets for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival are $10 on Friday, $12 on the weekend and $15 for a weekend pass.  Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets to the Art Dash Party are $125 each, and tickets to participate in the 60-Second Art Dash are $150 each. To purchase tickets and for more information about the festival, visit www.woodlandsartsfestival.com.


Free Concert Series, “Live At Night,” Returns This Spring To Waterway Square In The Woodlands Saturdays April 18 – May 9

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The popular live concert series “Live at Night” returns this Spring to an all-newWaterway Square in The Woodlands, complete with a new permanent entertainment stage, with live outdoor music every Saturday, April 18 – May 9, 2015, from 6 – 8 pm.

All ages are welcome at this free, family-friendly event that showcases the talents of local artists performing jazz, acoustic and pop music sounds.  As always, picnics, lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome.

The “Live at Night” spring schedule kicks off April 18, featuring interactive activities and performances including karaoke and the Let Them Drum percussion group. Attendees are encouraged to channel their inner rockstar and participate in karaoke performances to “liven up the night.” Other activities include a strolling magician, face painting and a balloon artist.

Visitors will enjoy the Texas Blues and Americana tunes of Michael Hardie on April 25 and the Progressive Country sounds of the Sawdust Road Band on May 2.  The Live at Night Spring music series concludes May 9 with the blues, rock and jazz tunes of the Dan Holmes Group.

For more information about “Live at Night” and other things to do in The Woodlands, go to www.VisitTheWoodlands.com or call 281-363-2447.


Did you know?
  • Sixty employees from Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands spent $6,000 during a team-building exercise at Costco and then donated the entire purchase to theInterfaith of The Woodlands Food Pantry. Donated items included 5,524 pounds of non-perishable food, toiletries and household products.
  • The neighborhood of Liberty Branch in the Village of Creekside Park highlights two nostalgic parks: Liberty Square Park and Rockwell Park.
  • Shea Homes recently made its debut in to The Woodlands’ Village of Creekside Parkin the neighborhood of Canopy Green. Homes are priced from the $519s and up.Frankel Building Group recently opened in The Woodlands Reserve in the Village of Indian Springs. For more information on all new homes in The Woodlands, priced from the $300s to more than $4 million visit The Woodlands Information Center at 2000 Woodlands Parkway and log on to www.thewoodlands.com.

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