Cutline: Danny and Geralyn Sullivan celebrated the 29th anniversary of their business with a cake for all their favorite customers. The Sullivans own Sullivan’s Automotive Car Care in Kingwood. Photo by Larry Shiflet Kingwood Montessori offers unique fundraiser Kingwood Montessori School Director Kate Broughton is one of the best in the local area at building happy, healthy, confident kids through their year-round Montessori school. The school is expanding the health and science curriculum to include an in-depth initiative on nutrition for the students as well as the parents. They have taken it one step further to embrace a healthy fund raising initiative. By simply shopping for a few of your weekly/monthly staple and basic need purchases through the program, you are helping the school with their fundraising project. The bonus for you is healthy purchases and new healthy habits…the bonus for the school? Healthy fund raising. For more information or to request a seminar for your school, group or organization, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 832-541-3369. to www.KMSKids.USANA.com for a complimentary “True Health Assessment.” Gala to Honor Smith The Lake Houston Area Chamber’s 2013 Board Chairman Louis Smith of Memorial Hermann Northeast will be honored and celebrated at the 2014 Chamber Gala Jan. 23, 2014. Smith will perform the ritual “passing of the gavel” to incoming 2014 Board Chair Dr. Katherine Persson of Lone Star College – Kingwood. This act will officially mark the close of Smith’s service presiding over the Chamber board and the official beginning of Persson’s term. The Chamber Gala will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Humble Civic Center. More than 400 chamber members, elected officials, dignitaries and guests are expected to attend and enjoy a rewarding evening full of entertainment, dinner and fun including a bid board auction to raise funds to help fuel the work of the Chamber in the coming year. Reserved tables for 10 are $800; individual tickets are $75. For more information, call 281-446-2128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FREE HOUSTON LIVING APP There is a new free mobile app, Houston Living, designed to give Houstonians instant access to information about city government, local amenities and events, real estate and more. Houston Living provides GPS location-based government information, including local elected official biographies, websites and social media outlets, city news headlines and calendar of events,nearby city services and amenities, including public transportation options, parks and trails, public safety substations and library locations/hours, nearby neighborhood organizations, associations or civic clubs to encourage homeowner civic involvement, nearby real estate, including homes available for sale and market analysis of recent sales and social media communication. Houston Living is available for free download at the Apple App Store/iTunes and will soon be available on the Android Market. BIZCOMS SET FOR DECEMBER BizCom groups are a blend of businesses, community members and school officials from each of their respective communities. The meetings include a light lunch, are free and are open to all community organizations, citizens, businesses and all other interest parties from the community, provided an RSVP is made. Kingwood BizCom will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Kingwood High School. Speakers include Captain Matthew May: Crime prevention; Houston Council Member Dave Martin: Kingwood developments and traffic update; Jim Fisher: Kingwood Parc City Center; Dr. Guy Sconzo: Humble ISD update; Deb Schroth and Jon Coleman: Courtyard Marriott and Sawyer Blackburn with Friendswood Development: Kingwood Developments. The Summer Creek BizCom will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Summer Creek High School. Speakers include Thyrun Hurst: Bulldogs’ state title run; Harris County Tax Assessor Mike Sullivan: tips on tax savings; Summer Creek High School Journalism Director Megan Ortiz: 25 Drive; Corey Turner: opportunities to increase your business;  Robert Sitton: how BizCom has affected Humble ISD;  Dr. Guy Sconzo: how BizComs influence area families. To register or for information, visit www.lakehouston.org or call 281446-2128. CROSBY HUFFMAN LUNCHEON The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce will host the December luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Crosby United Methodist Church, 1334 Runneburg Road in Crosby. The luncheon begins at 11 a.m. For reservations, call the chamber at 281-328-6984. FREE HAIRCUTS FOR SENIORS The B Spot Barber and Beauty Salon in Humble will offer free haircuts to seniors Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Advance appointments required; call 832-265-7791. GET MARRIED IN HOUSTON COURTS Wedding ceremonies can now be scheduled at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse, 1400 Lubbock Street, Houston, by appointment only, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. are offered in both English and Spanish with a limited number of guests welcome to attend. There are three simple steps to follow: A couple must obtain a marriage license at their local County Clerk’s office, visit the Municipal Court’s website at www.houstontx.gov/courts/WeddingCeremonies and arrive early on the wedding day to pay the $100 fee at the Public Service Counter located on the first floor in the lobby of the Municipal Court building. Cash, checks or credit cards are accepted. The closest Harris County location to obtain a marriage license is in Humble, 7900 Will Clayton Parkway; 281-540-1173. FIRST CHOICE SPONSORS FINANCIAL EDUCATION First Choice Emergency Room is sponsoring Dave Ramsey’s “Foundations in Personal Finance” curriculum at several schools in the Houston area. Ramsey developed this program to teach students sound financial principles so they can avoid financial difficulties as they become adults. The curriculum is aligned with Texas’ state standards with an emphasis on 21st Century Learning Skills like critical thinking, analyzing information, problem solving, and applying knowledge to new situations. “Foundations in Personal Finance” is being taught in more than 10,000 schools and educational institutions nationwide. “First Choice Emergency Room is dedicated to the communities we serve,” said Thomas S. Hall, president and CEO of First Choice Emergency Room. “We are pleased to be supporting an initiative like Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum that teaches financial principals to youth at our neighborhood schools.” LONE STAR GETS LEGAL AID AWARD Lone Star College System recently received a 2013 Pro Bono Award from Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA). The organization recognized the system for its partnership, which includes hosting and promoting various LSLA events. Lone Star College System and Lone Star Legal Aid are two separate organizations that are not affiliated with each other. “We are delighted that Lone Star College supports such a worthy organization,” said Linda Good, JD, a LSCS board trustee. “Lone Star Legal Aid helps children, veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, and those who are homeless receive legal advice that they may otherwise not have access to.” LSLA is the fourth-largest free legal aid provider in the United States and provides free legal aid in 72 Texas counties. “Our name isn’t the only thing that Lone Star College and Lone Star Legal Aid share,” said Paul E. Furrh Jr., chief executive officer, Lone Star Legal Aid. “Both organizations are deeply concerned with the economic well-being of our community.” “It was such an honor to be recognized for Lone Star College’s leadership in serving our community in every way we can,” said Shah Ardalan, president, LSC-University Park, who represented LSCS at the reception.

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