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What’s Trending in Travel: Where to Hang Your Hat?

I bet everyone is just like me thinking about their next adventure. It seems I have as much fun in the planning of a vacation for either my own...
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Home and Hearth – Fort Bend’s Guide to Home Living

Debbie Marcell Armed with 15 years of vast experience, a relentless work ethic and dogged perseverance, Debbie Marcell has consistently ranked in top...
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Justin, J. LOHR, DAOU (Paso Robles) and Bernardus (Carmel Valley)

Paso Robles is quickly becoming a rival to Napa Valley and Sonoma County by having some of the best wines produced globally. In May, my wife and I...
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Living the Sweet Life: Lessons from the Sweet Life Garden

Hey Sweet Lifers! There are many lessons about life taught daily in a garden. One of the more poignant lessons for me has been watching, waiting and...
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Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Ranked Among Top Hospitals in Texas in Annual U.S. N...

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the leading hospitals in the Houston area and in the...
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2021 BMW 430i

absolutely AUTO REVIEW  |  By Steve Kursar – The 2021 BMW 430i is a two-door coupe that’s all-new for 2021. Sporting a very bold, new front...
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Those Who Forget History are Condemned to Repeat It

We all have heard different versions of this famous quote. Those of us with children have said it many times to our kids, usually after they made a...
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Fort Bend Christian Academy Appoints New Head of Upper School

After a nationwide search, Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) is elated to announce the appointment of Nathan Barber as FBCA’s Head of Upper...
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Celebrating Heroes

Every May, our country celebrates Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. America would not be America, Texas would not be Texas and Fort Bend...
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Living the Sweet Life: MHM + CSR = A Better World

Hey there Sweet Lifers! How are you doing? I want to introduce you to the latest movement – yes another one. What is MHM you ask? Well, it’s...
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2021 Subaru Ascent

absolutely AUTO REVIEW  |  By Steve Kursar – The 2021 Subaru Ascent has a spacious three-row interior with flexible seating options and a long...
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Hope For Three Offers Parent Empowerment Sessions for Families and Caregivers of Children ...

Earlier this spring, Hope For Three launched a new, free program, Parent Empowerment. The program provides parents, caregivers and extended family...
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“A Call to Auction: A Celebration of Literacy” We Called, You Answered

The Literacy Council announced the success of their first online “A Call to Auction: A Celebration of Literacy” held the week of May 17th-21st....
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recent from PUBLISHER'S PREVIEW September 2021 – Exclamation Points!
September 2021 – Exclamation Points! Summing Up September  At our house, September marks the beginning of The University of Texas football season and back to school.  But this year, I only have one baby in school, and I embarked on my very last back to school shopping spree. It was a bittersweet time, and yes, Kolton ended up with unnecessary...
recent from On the Porch with Patti Gala Giddy
Gala Giddy By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher It finally happened.  Now I’m not saying that I wasn’t optimistic.  I knew the day would come; I just didn’t think it was going to happen any time soon. My dear friend Susan DeBakey called and asked Mr. Kaminski and I to join her and sweet husband Denis at a...
recent from THE CORONA CHRONICLES Come on 2021 – We’re Ready!
Come on 2021 – We’re Ready! By Patti Parish-Kaminski, Publisher I am bundled up from head to toe in preparation for 2021.  Remember when you were little and every five years or so, a true northerner would blow into Houston?  Mother would bundle me up so that I couldn’t even put my arms down much less walk without waddling. ...
recent from NEWSWORTHY Fort Bend Christian Academy Appoints New Head of Upper School
Fort Bend Christian Academy Appoints New Head of Upper School After a nationwide search, Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) is elated to announce the appointment of Nathan Barber as FBCA’s Head of Upper School. With numerous applicants from Texas and across the United States, FBCA identified Barber as the right candidate to lead their upper school into the...
recent from FEATURES What’s Trending in Travel: Where to Hang Your Hat?
What’s Trending in Travel: Where to Hang Your Hat? I bet everyone is just like me thinking about their next adventure. It seems I have as much fun in the planning of a vacation for either my own family or yours as I do actually going on the vacation or getting texts and pictures from travelers showing me what fun they are having! With the world opening...
recent from HEART OF THE BEND June 2021 – Out & About in the Heart of the Bend
June 2021 – Out & About in the Heart of the Bend OakBend Medical Center held its annual Power of the Purse Luncheon, a fundraiser benefiting the skilled nursing unit.  absolutely! focus media was one of the sponsors for the virtual event and enjoyed lunch hosted by Lucas Chavez of LC Floral Designs. Elizabeth Duff Drozd, Noell Myska and Vangie...