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Dine at Clear Springs Restaurant and support the Food Bank!

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                             1st Annual San Antonio Restaurant Week! 

During the week of Monday, August 13 – Sunday, August 19 the entire city is encouraged to eat dinner at several participating restaurants, $5.00 from each meal served will go directly to the San Antonio Food Bank.  Clear Springs Restaurant is the location in Stone Oak that is participating.

The city's finest chefs have prepared amazing menus that are sure to impress and tantalize the hungriest fans of great food.  For $35.00 you will be treated to a full three course meal, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

                            Clear Springs Restaurant  Menu:

13th Annual Arts and Eats Event Set for November 1st

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 Haute cuisine and extraordinary art! Mark your calendar! The 13th Annual Arts & Eats will be held on Thursday, November 1st from 7:00 – 11:00pm and we cordially invite you to participate in one of San Antonio’s most anticipated and recognized events.   

Once a year, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center coordinates a culinary and visual art spectacular known as Arts and Eats. Each year more than 30 of San Antonio and surrounding region’s top chefs feature their signature culinary delights to over 1,000 attendees, showcasing their high profile expertise while competing for top awards from a panel of fabulous celebrity judges. Each restaurant provides complimentary samples of one of their preferred dishes to attendees, as well as to the discriminating celebrity judges who determine the winners in several categories. In conjunction with such gastronomic delights, a select group of highly collectable art pieces from Texas’s most distinguished artists will be on exhibit the evening of the event. 

Importance of back to school eye exams

Learning Disability or Vision Problem?

Why A Back-To-School Eye Exam Is Essential

 

 
Almost 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually.  It stands to reason then, that good vision is essential to learning. Yet studies show that only 31% of children between the ages of 6 and 16 have an annual eye exam. And 70% of children under 6 years, the age at which most vision problems can be treated before permanent damage occurs, have never had an eye exam.

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend!

It won't be long (14 days - not that we're counting!) until the kids head back to school.  Retailers are starting their back-to-school advertising, too.  Want to get a head start but not sure what to buy?  Here’s a link to the NEISD School Supply Lists for Elementary, Middle and High School students.

The Texas sales tax holiday this year is on August 17, 18, and 19 if you want to save even more money.  For more information, click here Sales Tax Holiday.

Happy shopping!

A path to healthy skin - Why you should see an Aesthetician

What is Esthetics?
Esthetics the application of various treatments to the skin’s epidermal layer. In other words, esthetics is all about healthy skin. Some of the techniques used by aestheticians—or skin care professionals— include facial steaming, wrapping, exfoliation, waxing, pore cleansing, extraction, and chemical peels. Professionals give personal guidance on the latest in skin care maintenance and excel at helping clients apply makeup skillfully to conceal scars and imperfections. Central to this specialty is the use of creams, lotions, wraps, clay or gel masks, and salt scrubs. Same technicians may also utilize machines to help deliver high-tech services. Esthetic practice is different from dermatology in that it specifically excludes diagnosis, prescription, or any other service, procedure, or therapy that requires a medical license. If you’re being treated by a dermatologist, your aesthetician will provide complementary and support therapies. In addition, aestheticians are trained and licensed to recognize early signs of many medical conditions, including skin cancer, and will refer you to a dermatologist in such a case.

Horseback Riding on the Horizon in Stone Oak

 

At the Stone Oak POA Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday, the proposed development of the Diamond T Ranch was unveiled.  Although District 9 Councilman, Kevin Wolff was unable to attend the meeting he is quite supportive of the project which is adjacent to Stone Oak Park.  Dode Harvey, Mike Mazur and John Krause from Diamond T Partners presented their master plan that includes 50 home sites, an equestrian facility and a 20,000 square foot office/retail facility.

They envision a setting similar to Brackenridge Park where families can spend a day walking the trails, horseback riding and enjoying a meal at one of the restaurants.  In partnership with the Parks Department, they will make improvements to facilitate better access to Stone Oak Park.  The office facility will provide also provide a respite area for park and police officers.  New stables for about 40 horses will be built and Diamond T residents will have the exclusive opportunity to board horses.  Construction on the project could begin by the end of this year.

Top Ten Signs There's Been Too Much Rain

Top Ten Signs There’s Been Too Much Rain

 

#10        Your umbrella is growing mold.

 

#9          You’ve got a water view you didn’t have to pay extra for.

 

#8          The mushrooms are growing faster than the grass.

 

Get 30 days free membership at the YMCA!

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Here is your chance to commit to be fit – Get 30 days free at the YMCA

The Mays Family YMCA has something for everyone in Stone Oak.  Maybe you’re already familiar with their youth sports programs for football, baseball or soccer.  But there is much more in store for you at your local YMCA.  Mays Family YMCA opened their 45,000 square foot Family Wellness Center in January of this year.  They offer group classes in Yoga, Latin Dance, Cycling, and Pilates. You’ll also find treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, free weights and machine weights so you can take circuit training to the next level.   

A Not So Inconvenient Truth

Has Al Gore got you feeling guilty about your plastic shopping bag stash?  Well, here are a couple of solutions to that problem.  If you've got plenty of time on your hands, you could knit or crochet your own environmentally friendly market bags.  You can even make them out of (you guessed it) plastic shopping bags.  Here's a site that will help you do both - Plastic Bag Fashion.  Be sure to check out the plastic bag couture while you’re there!   

 

Principal announced for Johnson HS, first lady remembered

Principal announced for Johnson HS, first lady remembered

 

On July 9, 2007, the North East ISD Board of Trustees appointed Kristopher Wickerham the new principal of Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School. Wickerham most recently served as director of the International School of the Americas (ISA) magnet program and brings with him 12 years of educational experience.

"I am honored to be the principal of an exciting new school and look forward to the responsibility of creating a vibrant high school community," said Wickerham. "Over the next year, I will work tirelessly to prepare for the school's opening in 2008."