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The Woodlands Readies for Annual Tree Giveaway

Who doesn't enjoy the sight of a bird cheerfully dancing and singing on a leafy tree branch, majestically alive and refreshing in the most mesmerizing colors? Yet as one of humankind's deadliest impacts on earth, deforestation and the resulting loss of natural habitats for far too many species has become a major environmental concern almost everywhere on the planet. In recognition of those profound dangers, The Woodlands will live up to its very name and host a meaningful community event on Saturday, January 25th: Arbor Day Tree Giveaway.   The annual celebration of wildlife will see, once again, thousands of tree seedlings...

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How to Recycle Christmas Trees in the DMV Region

This year, Christmas lacked its widely-hoped-for white blanket on the streets but our D.C., Maryland and Virginia homes were still adorable with all the festive decorations. And if you collected all the presents at their feet, it is now time to recycle those lovely Christmas trees. In Greater Washington, authorities offer residents, who wish to do so sooner than later, plenty of options to choose from. No matter where they live in the region, however, they should first remove all ornaments (lights, nails, stands, tinsel, garland etc.) from their greenery and not place them in plastic bags. District of Columbia D.C.'s Department of...

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Children’s Museum Plans Special Event on New Year’s Eve

Don't you think children are a bit left out from all the fun New Year's Eve offers each year?  What is generally an adult-only celebration unlike Christmas often compels the little ones to play by themselves while we rejoice at the opening of a whole new year in our lives. The Woodlands Children's Museum has set out to change that with a special event. The non-profit organization's High Noon Countdown will transform this particular day of the year into an unforgettable experience for the cuties. During three separate sessions on December 31st, the museum will engage its little visitors with dozens...

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Research: Greater Houston to Near 5 Million Jobs by 2045

The Houston - The Woodlands - Sugar Land metropolitan area will add a whopping $667.4 billion economy to its own and employ almost 5 million people in a quarter century, a private research group has said. Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm in Waco, publicized its economic forecasts for Texas on December 2nd. It said the energy sector has proved to be the biggest catalyst in the "healthy growth" of the state's second most populous metro region and that it expects this trend to continue. "Real Gross Product is forecast to grow 3.13 percent yearly, for a total gain of $667.4...

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The Woodlands High-Ropes Course Nears 1000 Visitors Per Month

An aerial adventure course that opened its doors in April in The Woodlands, Texas, has gained better-than-expected popularity and is now about to attract 1000 visitors per month. That would be equal to an average monthly revenue of somewhere between $35,000 to $40,000 for the young facility. Since Texas TreeVentures became operational at 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, more than 5,000 visitors from a dozen foreign nations as well as almost all 50 states across the country have taken on its three-level intricate course's obstacles. And its attendance figures are likely to continue improving since the year's holiday season is now upon us...

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Luxury Dine-in-Theater Set to Open in Creekside Park West

The experience of going to the movies will entirely change for Texans living in and around The Woodlands when a luxury dine-in-theater cuts the ribbon in early November. With the push of a button, they then will have their restaurant-worthy food delivered to their fully leather, reclining seats. Mexican movie theater company, Cinépolis Worldwide, is opening the massive 42,000 square-feet (nearly 4,000 square-meters) establishment in Creekside Park West Village at 26543 Kuykendahl Road. It will include 833 seats and host all sorts of private events from business presentations to college reunions and birthdays as well as regular screenings. Inside, the guests...

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National Children’s Museum Set to Reopen in DC

After a four-year hiatus, National Children's Museum is now making final preparations to reopen in the District of Columbia. The institution, which focuses on kids' development in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), will host a gala and an after party on Friday, November 1, from 6 p.m. at is new location at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue. There is also going to be a family celebration between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. the following day. The museum was previously open to visits at the National Harbor, albeit with a much smaller setting than what will be launched inside Ronald Reagan...

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Montgomery Schools See Record Enrollment, Again!

Maryland’s largest school system, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), has opened for the first day of this year's classes by setting yet another record for enrollment. The classes started on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with early estimates suggesting that there are now more than 164,000 students. That represents an increase of some 1500 students over the previous year. In Montgomery, enrollments are on the rise for more than a decade. Since 2008, they have climbed by more than 23,000 students.   Expansion in Schools and Teachers This year, the county did not only expand the number of its students but also the number of its schools...

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Tysons Corner Mall to Feature Halloween Museum

Imagine all the things Halloween. Or better, come to see them for the most horrifying yet entertaining experience at an interactive museum in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Tysons Corner Center, a giant shopping mall at 1961 Chain Bridge Road, will house American Scream Halloween Selfie Museum till early November from September 13. Next to the Lord and Taylor on the first floor of the mall, patrons will be able to spend 45 minutes visiting the museum. Inside, the organizers promise a confrontation with fears and "a few hearty laughs along the way." It is, what they say, going to be "a unique experience for...

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DC, MD Hospitals Among Best US Centers for Child Treatment

Nothing and no one is more special to a parent than their kids and seeing them frail and ailing is seldom bearable. At two particular hospitals in D.C. and Maryland, however, they have their best shot at getting their loved little ones treated. Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) at 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. and John's Hopkins Children's Center (JHCC) at 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, Maryland have been recognized, once again, among the top 10 pediatric hospitals across the nation. U.S. News & World Report said it, "aims to offer guidance for mothers and fathers seeking the best place for their 'very...

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