Category: Community

SOCCER | Ex-Lady Highlander keeps public informed during Hurricane Harvey

 

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Former Lady Highlander soccer player Olivia Kintigh is now working as a broadcast meteorologist for Wilkens Weather Technologies.

Olivia Kintigh was determined to be a meteorologist.

Graduating from The Woodlands High School in 2009, the former All-Montgomery County Girls Soccer Player of the Year was bound of the University of Oklahoma with weather on her mind. Read more…

College Park HS, The Woodlands community answer call to aid in Harvey relief efforts

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College Park football players help to unload supplies from a U-Haul truck carrying food and water. College Park High School served as a temporary shelter on Monday, August 28, 2017, for evacuees following catastrophic flooding throughout the city of Houston after Hurricane Harvey’s historic rain fall

It has only been three days since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, and the city of Houston continues to feel the effects of the historic storm. The 49 inches of rain recorded in southeast Houston is the greatest amount ever recorded from a tropical weather system in the lower 48 states, and the rain hasn’t stopped yet. read more…

Theatre | Houston’s Theater District Takes Serious Hit From Harvey

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The basement of the Wortham is totally flooded, a report from the Houston Theater District said Monday.

In a scene that is sure to draw even more comparisons to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, the Houston Theater District has once again sustained a hit from ongoing flooding, this time thanks to now-Tropical Storm Harvey.

After a day of walkthroughs in each of the five Theater District venues, Theater District Houston CEO Kathryn McNiel and board chair Perryn Leech outlined the damage in a report Monday afternoon. Read more…

Junior League of The Woodlands Appoints New Members to Board of Director The Woodlands

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Junior League of The Woodlands (JLTW) elected 10 accomplished individuals to serve on the 2017-2018 Junior League Board of Directors.
Laura Bomer, 2017-2018 President of Junior League of The Woodlands, announced the recent appointments of Jennifer Colerick, President-Elect, Linda Martens, Sustaining Advisor, Kathryne Pruitt, Communications VP, Tiffany Hustmyre, Community VP, Robyn Hicks, Finance VP, Allison Tinker, Membership VP, Kim Wende, Administrative Secretary, Katie Schonert, Treasurer/Finance Chair and Endira Hawkins, Advisory Planning / Bylaws Chair.
“These outstanding ladies were selected because of their long standing commitment to our community, passion for serving others and desire to fulfill the mission of our league,” said Bomer.
The new Junior League Board of Directors paid special thanks to outgoing Board Members Bobbi Jo Miller, Carol Durkee, Sarah Paul, Julie Sanchez, Angela Strong, Allison Judge, Jamie Hollis, and Kim Willing. The new Board Members will bring years of service on various committees and expertise in a wide variety of fields to the already seasoned Junior League Board.
Junior League of The Woodlands had a very successful 2016-2017 year.
In May, JLTW welcomed 69 new members to its ranks, awarded over $80,000 in grants totaling over $225,000 in annual gifts and programming given back to the community, and honored many important and deserving members and projects. This year, the new Board Members bring a new budget, fresh ideas and inspiration as the League gears up for another amazing year of service, training, and improvement.
Junior League of The Woodlands is an organization of women committed to promoting
voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For information on Junior League of The Woodlands Inc., please visit jlthewoodlands.org  

Visual Arts | Cooper Art Faculty Donate to The Woodlands Arts Council To Bring Art Opportunities to Community

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Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, pictured left joined Fine Arts Festival Week Co-chairs Lisa Hollingsworth (second from left) and Michaela Durisek to present a check for $800 to Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich.

Visual arts faculty members at The John Cooper School are considered “artists-in-residence,” because they are artists who work in a variety of mediums. Jayla Ash Davis, Amy Dietrich, Visual Arts Department Chair Bob Mosier, Jamila Musa-Carr, Lesia Streckfess and Emily Taylor as well as French teacher Jodie Gill, each contributed an original piece of art to a Silent Auction that was held in conjunction with The John Cooper School’s Fine Arts Festival Week in April.

The annual event, sponsored by the school’s Fine Arts Council, is a week-long campus celebration to highlight student work in the visual and performing arts with performances, exhibits and art-related activities.

Proceeds from the Faculty Art Silent Auction benefited Because Art Matters, the community and educational outreach arm of The Woodlands Arts Council. The auction raised $800 to enable more schools and residents in the area to be able to actively engage in the arts through programs provided through The Woodlands Arts Council.

“We believe in the importance of people being able to actively engage in the arts and are pleased to support the education and outreach efforts of this local arts organization,” said Bob Mosier.

Nutty Scientists of Houston provide fun, educational science programs for children

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Since opening in The Woodlands nearly 3 1/2 years ago, Nutty Scientists of Houston has brought fun and educational science programs and activities to children in the area.

Owner Victoria Lioznyanksy said The Woodlands location is one of the first franchise locations in the U.S., since the company first started in Europe. Lioznyanksy first began by bringing Nutty Scientists to local schools in the The Woodlands and surrounding area through after-school programs. The business then opened a physical location for birthday parties and camps in October. continue reading…