Woodlands Symphony to present “HomeGrown” concert, a celebration of Woodlands arts and artists

Katherine AudasThe Woodlands Symphony Orchestra will present a multimedia experience with HomeGrown: A celebration concert honoring the musicians, composers and artists in The Woodlands, the symphony’s final concert in its Cantus Firmus (Fixed Song) season. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets are available atwww.woodlandssymphony.org.

Under the artistic direction of Darryl Bayer, the evening will be orchestrated with a variety of segments that include original compositions, classical favorites, soloists, live performance arts, video/media enhancement and two multi-generational-diverse symphonies on stage at the same time.

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Woodlands Woman Killed in Polk County Crash with 18-Wheeler

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At approximately 8:40 am on April 11, 2017 an 18 wheeler pulling a flat bed trailer, driven by Curtis Adair, 31, of Point Blank, was north-bound on US-59. Adair attempted to crossover from the north-bound lanes of 59 across the south-bound lanes to Loop 116 (south end). As Adair was crossing the south-bound lanes of traffic, his trailer was slammed in the back half by a tan 2011 Kia Soul driven by Marley Chapla, 21, of The Woodlands. Chapla’s vehicle was fully lodged under Adair’s trailer as the 18 wheeler pulled off the highway to Loop 116 dragging the car. click here for complete story

Fuddruckers To Debut First New Hometown Location In Nearly Two Years

hero_dining_fuddruckersOpening April 11, The Woodlands Area Restaurant Will Incorporate Cutting Edge Ordering Technology Expediting Visits for Guests on the Go

Fuddruckers, an iconic, Texas-born hospitality brand, is debuting its first new Houston-area location in almost two years. Opening on April 11, the approximately 4,000-square-foot restaurant is situated at 8510 Creekside Forest Drive on the corner of Kuykendall Road in The Woodlands.

The site will introduce the option of self-ordering with four, state-of-the-art touch screen kiosks.

According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer, “We have been part of The Woodlands community for over thirty years with our location at 2290 Buckthorn Place and we are pleased to introduce a second location at Creekside. While patrons will find a number of familiar elements, we’re also looking forward to unveiling some special site-specific surprises.”

The home for the “World’s Greatest Hamburgers” will join an array of specialty tenants, ranging from CHI St. Luke’s Health to the Coffeeshop Company, at Crossroads Square at Creekside Park, a recently completed, four-acre lifestyle center. Fuddruckers guests will enjoy development amenities including a pedestrian-friendly piazza, central valet service and covered walkways.

A showcase for Fuddruckers’ eclectic décor, referencing the brand’s classic, Americana tradition, the interior offers seating for 147, including a private dining room where teams and families can celebrate with a capacity of 36, and nine bar counter seats overlooking the open kitchen. Five televisions will ensure patrons are always in sight of any big game, while toasting their team with an assortment of beers. A spacious patio opening to the piazza will accommodate an additional 28 diners.

Since 1980, Fuddruckers has been obsessed with making the world happier, one great hamburger at a time. Grilled-to-order burgers feature always fresh and never frozen, 100% USDA premium-cut beef with no fillers or additives. Delicious, sesame-topped buns are baked from scratch on-site throughout the day to achieve the perfect combination of crisp crust and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

And while burgers are the signature, the engaging menu offers variety for many tastes with an array of hand breaded chicken tenders and onion rings, sandwiches, platters and salads. No matter what they choose, customers can customize their meal with a trip to the legendary Build Your Own produce bar, which features fantastic fixings like sun-ripened tomatoes, lettuce, sliced onions, dill pickles, pico de gallo and classic cheese sauce.

The Art and Literary Magazine of The John Cooper School Honored by Scholastic Press

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(L-R): NSPA: 2016 Inkblots Editors Nina Rivela, Gibson Field, Nikki Juszczak, Sadie Robb and Claire Cromley.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) have each recognized the 2016 edition of Inkblots, the art and literary magazine of The John Cooper School, with top honors.

Inkblots, Volume XIX, “Silent Symphonies,” was nominated by CSPA for its highest honor, a Scholastic Crown, that will be announced in March at CSPA’s annual spring convention at Columbia University. For the eighth consecutive year, the magazine has received the highest ranking of Gold Medal in the CSPA Medalist Critique. Senior Sadie Robb was editor-in-chief of the 156-page magazine, and Gibson Field and Nikki Juszczak were assistant editors.

Cooper student artists and writers were also recognized with eight Gold Circle Awards. Senior Claire Cromley was awarded two third place awards; in Free Form Poetry for “The Artist” and Traditional Poetry for “Dress Code.” Certificates of Merit were awarded in Photography to Sam Brus for his single photo, “Soulful” and to Heather Scotti for her portfolio of photography and Alex Swanbeck for Portfolio Illustration. Students from Cooper’s Class of 2016 who were awarded Certificates of Merit were Seth Dickens and Marina Ferguson for design, and Meredith Brus for her Experimental Fiction piece, “Open Ocean.”