October 2016 – Exclamation Points!

Patti Parish-Kaminski

Patti Parish-Kaminski

Galas, Ghosts and Great Times –

October finally brings us a much needed respite from the summer heat, and along with that, so many fun fall activities. From the Needville Harvest Festival to numerous galas to Ghosts and Grubs, I love our fall community events.

And speaking of ghosts, this month’s history column sheds some light on a Fort Bend mystery: the graves at Old Orchard Drive. I have driven past these graves located at FM 1464 and Old Orchard Road many times and never knew exactly what they were. In The Mystery of the Graves at Old Orchard Drive, Joan Frances put on her investigative hat and shares the history – and the mystery – of the New Home Cemetery on page 32. It’s a great story with an unexplained tale or two –  just in time for Halloween!

October is also a time for us to remain focused – focused on a cure for breast cancer. In our special Focus on the Cure section, we bring awareness about early detection, nutrition, breast cancer in men and the most advanced technology available to battle this disease.

The latest and greatest in medical technology is something that we are fortunate to have in our community. The new expansion of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is devoted to meeting the ever growing health care needs of Fort Bend, and their commitment to quality care and specialized physicians makes receiving the best of health care right here in our own neighborhood accessible. Take a look at their new 155,000 square-foot patient tower and their state-of-the-art renovations starting on page 6.

Remember, think pink this month, Happy Halloween to you and your little ones, and I hope to see you out and about this fall!

Absolutely! yours,