Welcome back to Out and About … where you can find out what’s happening in our community. It was an extraordinary day of honor for seven Purple Heart recipients from World War II who were recently recognized at a lovely event held at Cypress Woods Retirement Center. Those brave men who now reside in Kingwood, San Antonio, Austin and Spring are: Raymond C. Allen, John D. Footman, William Gibson, Sam Luna, Anthony Roman, Loal G. Tucker, and J. C. Weisinger. You may not know that in 1782, General George Washington created the “Badge of Military Merit” in the shape of a gold heart for enlisted soldiers who had performed bravely in combat. In 1932 the U. S. War Department, under General Douglas MacArthur, created the Purple Heart decoration. At the elegant and delicious luncheon prepared by Cypress Woods executive chef Steve McKibben and staff, all veterans present were recognized and honored by Cypress Woods director Michael-David Reilly and State Rep. Joe Crabb, who was the guest speaker. Kingwood Wine Club members had a busy summer. Howard Pitman hosted a group in his home for a special tasting of Calina wines from Chile, with winemaker Gavin Taylor who is from South Africa. The July wine tasting was hosted by Christopher and Jill Curran with an almost record crowd of 70-plus in attendance. In August J.T. and Millie Golden hosted the event in their home with one of our favorite wine gurus, Cal Remsberg and Pioneer Wine representative Mike Landry. Some of those who were lucky enough to be at one or more of those events: Robert Gilroy; Richard and Len Leofsky; CJ Johnson; Dwayne Ulrich; Cherryl Young; Di and Susie Johnson; Tim and Andrea Burgess; Charlie and Kyle Campbell; Ron and Tina Denoville; Eileen Booher; Chris Parker; Gail Fry; Marty and JoAnne Corcoran. Stuart Little is a local Realtor battling leukemia. Many friends turned out recently to help raise funds at a barbecue, car wash, bake sale, and donor drive chaired by Dawn Morell and the hardworking Fidelity National Title team. A bone marrow donor is still needed. You can be tested by a non-invasive, simple Q-tip swab of your mouth at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center in Humble. Just mention Stuart’s name when you go. This week’s featured event: The 6th Annual One Life at a Time Luncheon and style show benefitting The Mission in New Caney. The event will be held at EMCID, East Montgomery County Improvement District offices, 21575 Highway 59 North at Community Drive, on Monday, Sept. 28. Doors open at 11, with reception and raffle/auction; lunch begins at 11:45. Amedeo’s will cater the fabulous luncheon buffet, and there will be some “must-have” auction items. There will be an extraordinary trunk showing of fall fashions, with opportunities to place orders after the show. And of course, you will want to find out who is this year’s winner of the Joe Boyd Community Service Award. For information and reservations, call 281-354-1200. There are a limited number of modeling opportunities available for table sponsors, and seating is limited; so don’t wait! The Kings Harbor concert on Friday Aug. 21, hosted by Keller Williams Northeast, will feature country music by Riverbank Band and catering by Pitts and Spitts Barbeque. Lake Houston Family YMCA will collect new backpacks and school supplies as part of “Operation Backpack” to help needy children in our community get ready for the new school year. Learn about the Y’s after-school care programs and fall youth sports as you enjoy a great evening of entertainment on the waterfront. The event is free, but there is a charge for the barbecue, and cash only will be accepted. Harbor Restaurants will also be open with “to-go” options. Bring your chairs and coolers. For more info, www.clickKWne.com. Fashionistas take note: Linda Thompson’s Creative Couture garments are now available at Etui, a beautiful woman’s clothing boutique at 3433 W. Alabama in Houston.  There will be a trunk show Aug. 20, 21 and 22; Linda will be there on the 22nd . It’s worth the drive, if you would like something “one of a kind” and dazzling for our upcoming gala season! It’s also a great place to shop for a travel wardrobe and beautiful fashions. Sunday, Aug. 30, Friends of Wayne Garrison will host a wine dinner and fundraiser at Raffa’s. The event is limited to the first 80 RSVPs, at a cost of $100 per person or $175 per couple. For information or reservations, contact CJ Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Anniversary Congratulations to: Dave and Gwendolyn Condeleo Crawford on their 2nd; Woody and Tracie Woodward on their 30th; Mike and Lynn Boyd on their 46th; Bob and Anita Haun on their 51st; Humble Mayor Donnie and Georgia McMannes on their 56th! I’ll see you out and about!

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