Exclamation Points! – September 2013

Back to school: Eighth grader Kolton and high school junior Kassidi Kaminski with Annie May.

Back to school: Eighth grader Kolton and high school junior Kassidi Kaminski with Annie May.

Hello Fort Bend Friends,

It’s official – school really is back in session, and yes, I even tried to send the dog back to school with my kids on their first day! It was just time for everyone in my house, canines included, to get back to a somewhat normal routine.

Speaking of routine, there’s a relatively new industry burgeoning in Fort Bend that is anything but routine. Local filmmakers are shining the spotlight on the talent and multitude of film-friendly locations and businesses that our county boasts. Our cover story showcases four filmmakers, two who live in Fort Bend and all who have shot on location here, and let’s just say, the future of filmmaking in Fort Bend looks bright.  Yes, Fort Bend is ready for our close up, and we look good.

Have you met the GEMS of Fort Bend? Carl Favre, Joe Gurecky and Scott West are three Generous, Enthusiastic Men Serving making our community a better place, and we are celebrating their spirit of service with a debut event hosted by Fort Bend Focus and absolutely! Brazos Magazines in October. See the details about the upcoming event on page 27, and join us for a special evening that honors their commitment to our community, as well as supports a vital healthcare organization in our community:  AccessHealth.

Fall is the perfect time to focus on our homes and get them ready for the holidays.  In our Home Is Where the Heart Is special section, we showcase the people, services and neighborhoods to help you make your current home holiday ready or help you find a new home perfect for you and your family.  Read about the many options and ideas starting on page 50.

September kicks off so much in Fort Bend including the Fair and gala season.  September also kicks off the arts’ season, and absolutely! focus media is proud to serve as a sponsor for Imperial Arts’ Red Carpet event to kick off Fort Bend arts’ season in style. Join us Friday, September 13th at 6 pm at the Center for the Arts located at 823 3rd Street in Historic Downtown Rosenberg for an exclusive preview of Imperial Arts’ season. We’d love to see you and snap your photo on the red carpet!

Stay focused,

Patti Parish-Kaminski