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Emeritus at Kingwood Celebrates Grand Opening May 2

Public Invited to Grand Opening Celebration of Premier Senior Living Community

The doors are now open at Emeritus at Kingwood. They will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, May 2, where you can meet the staff and happy residents, enjoy food and entertainment, and be among the first to tour the Lake Houston area’s newest Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 2, from 4-7 p.m.

Location: 24025 Kingwood Place Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339

RSVP: AnnMarie Handsel, (281) 312-4400 or Kingwood-CRD@emeritus.com




“As a CCRC, we’re able to provide a full spectrum of care options,” says Diann DiFrancesco, Executive Director. “The advantage to our residents is that they can continue to stay with us as their health care needs change. This makes it easier for both residents and families, knowing they have a place to call home, regardless of what else is going on in their lives.”

             Emeritus at Kingwood provides Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing services in a beautiful living space. The community offers a full complement of lovely apartments, health care options, dining, therapeutic and recreational programming, and many extra amenities for seniors who need a little extra help in order to continue living safely on their own. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the numerous programs Emeritus has to ensure residents lead a rich, fulfilling life, including their innovative, family-centered approach to memory care, called Join Their Journey



Kingwood's First Preschool Celebrates Forty Years With Festivities,  Sunday May 5th

In 1973, Holy Comforter Lutheran School opened their doors to the community as Kingwood's first preschool.  What started out with only thirty children in the preschool has now grown to more than one hundred, becoming one of the area's most desirable preschools.  

Kingwood resident, Marilyn Pirner was not only HCLC preschool's first teacher, but she was the one who championed for a preschool in the community.  "I can't say how pleased I am that the school is still going strong, respected so highly in the community, and continues to have a dedicated, loving group of teachers and staff", said Pirner.  

Holy Comforter Lutheran School will be celebrating its fortieth anniversary on Sunday, May 5th, from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at their location of 1901 Woodland Hills Drive.  Everyone from the community is welcome to join the festivities including all past and present students, families and teachers.  The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a special church service presided by Bishop Mike Reinhart honoring the four-year-old 2013 graduating class.  The entertainment will follow at noon with food, carnival games and prizes, bounce houses, face painting, and a mobile videogame truck for the older kids.  The church's renowned grill team, The Holy Smokers, will provide a fajita lunch coinciding with Cinco de Mayo.  Plus, there will be other delicious food and treats available for everyone.  

"Holy Comforter Preschool has been a vital part of the Kingwood community for 40 years", said Colleen Engel, Holy Comforter Lutheran School Director.  "We have parents as well as staff members who attended HCLC as children themselves and are now committed to having their children attend Holy Comforter because they remember what a wonderful environment this school was and still is to this day", Engel continued.



Amy Miller, a 1985 HCLC preschool graduate, said that she is "blessed with an amazing memory, one that is filled with vivid and precious memories of my childhood.  When it came time to find a preschool for my children, I was thrilled to learn that, after forty years, Holy Comforter School was still providing an amazing experience in early education.  My children love going to school at Holy Comforter."  

Holy Comforter is asking the community to spread the word about the fortieth anniversary celebration. RSVP to Colleen Engel at (281) 358-9337. 



Local Dancers celebrate successful year during 5th annual recital

Students and teachers at Allison’s Dance Academy, whose motto is “Where Every Star Shines,” will celebrate another successful year during its 5th annual recital at Kingwood High School Performing Arts Center on May 19,2013.

"This year's recital theme is Celebrate America,” said Allison Kirby, owner and operator of Allison’s Dance Academy. “Our students are excited to show their family and friends how much they have learned throughout the year by performing in our annual recital.”

The ages of the students at Allison’s Dance Academy range from pre-school to adult. The annual performance features jazz, hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, tap, and even clogging. Each dance represents different states throughout the U.S. The recital will begin with a performance from the musical "State Fair" and end with a tribute to our armed forces and their families.

 “We are asking students' family members to join us on stage if they have served in a branch of our military,” said Kirby. “We appreciate all they do for us.”

Allison's Dance Academy is located in the Court of Kingwood, 3005 Woodland Hills Dr. In its 5th year of business, the dance studio teaches classes in ballet, tap, and jazz, clogging, and tumbling to more than 125 students. Allison Kirby has lived in Kingwood for seven years and has 37 years of dance experience and more than 20 years of teaching experience.



Open registration in underway for the 2013-14 dance year. Art and dance summer camps are also being offered in conjunction with Artz ‘N Action, a local art studio that provides graphic and fine arts instruction for children and adults. The camps will combine dance and art for two fun-filled weeks.

The theme for Week One (July 8-11) is “Waterworld.” Themes for the week include Luau, Atlantis, and Pirate Princess. Students will learn to Hula, Limbo, create underwater paintings, create mythical creatures of Atlantis, and explore an enchanted world of pirates, fairies and princesses. Week Two (July 15-18) is themed “Rock of Ages.” Students will discover dances and art from the 1950’s to the 1980’s with a sock hop dance, peace posters, graffiti art and 80’s dance moves.

For more information about the 5th annual recital, 2013-14 dance year or summer camp, contact Allison Kirby or Christy Janacek at 281-361-7638.




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