October 2019

ISVA Taste of the Village - October 26, 2019 - 12pm to 3pm

Don’t forget to join your friends and neighbors at the Taste of the Village on October 26th in the Indian Springs Village Shopping Center from Noon to 3:00pm.  Free to all attendees, this annual family event features live entertainment, food samples, multiple activities for kids and a fun filled afternoon.  For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities and reserving a booth, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Halloween & Trick-or-Treat Safety

The Woodlands and Indian Springs residents love the excitement of Halloween events like trick-or-treating, parties and visits to the neighborhood haunted houses. During this fun, we must be cautious and aware of the safety concerns.

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2015, about 6,700 pedestrian deaths and 160,000 medically consulted injuries occurred among pedestrians in motor vehicle incidents. About 17% of those pedestrian deaths occurred when they improperly crossed roads or intersections. Jumping or running into the road accounted for about 15% of deaths in kids ages 5 to 9 and 7% for those 10 to 15. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year, and October ranks second in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,550. 

To help ensure everyone is safe on this ghoulish holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics compiled a list of Halloween Safety Tips.

  • Young children should be accompanied by an adult during neighborhood rounds
  • Plan and review an acceptable route for older children going alone
  • Agree on a specific time children should “check-in” and be home
  • Remind children to never enter a stranger's home or car
  • Advise children to travel in a group in familiar, well-lit areas
  • Return home before eating any candy or treats 
  • Use only fire-resistant costumes, wigs and accessories
  • Avoid costumes that can obstruct their vision
  • Use reflective tape on their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
  • Make sure make-up is nontoxic and test it in a small area first
  • Remove makeup before bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
  • Remind everyone to put devices down, keep heads up and walk across the street. 

Anyone who plans to be on the road during trick-or-treat please watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully, watch for children in dark clothing, and discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving. 

Source: https://www.nsc.org

 

Taste Of The Village

It is the time of year the Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA) board is busy planning and organizing the Annual Taste of the Village. The event will be held on October 26th,2019 from noon to 3:00pm at the Indian Springs Shopping Center located at the southwest corner of Kuykendahl Road and Woodlands Parkway.

 

The Taste of the Village is free to all attendees and is one of the most anticipated community events. Initiated over 14 years ago by ISVA, it was designed to be an outreach effort to bring local residents and businesses together for a fun-filled, family-friendly occasion. The annual event draws more than 4,000 people from across the area and funds the ISVA Community Service Scholarship and the Lloyd Matthews Scholarship for the Montgomery County Women’s Center. “It is a great place to taste local foods, learn about local businesses, hear great music and mingle with your neighbors,'' said ISVA President and event chair Michael J. Arendes.

 

In addition to sampling tasty treats from a variety of food vendors and visiting 40 booths of local businesses and community organizations, families will adore several amusements that will be on-hand. Entertainment includes a live band, inflatables, face painting, balloon artistry, and several walking entertainers for the kids. There will also be a raffle for numerous prizes, such as gift cards, leisure outings and electronics to name a few.

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

With Hurricane season quickly approaching, it is never too early to start collecting information and

 supplies in preparation of storm. Flooding, power outages, sewer backups, internet disruptions and the like are common during and after these massive storms. Make sure to gather needed supplies for everyone in your home (including pets) at least three days

 before a storm. In addition, keep important documents in a safe and dry place, including password-protected digital copies. Staying informed with real time unbiased information on weather, creek levels and flood maps. Here are the sites I’ve found to be very

 informative during any major storm.

Mike’s Weather Page:

 Incredible collection of current weather and predictions.

http://spaghettimodels.com/

Harris County Flood Warning System:

 Track the creek levels and potential flooding.

https://www.harriscountyfws.org

Montgomery County Flood Plains:

 Know the areas that could be at risk.

http://gis.mctx.org/apps/floodplains/

For

 those that want to take on an expanded role in community emergency preparedness, we recommend becoming a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer.

Managed by FEMA, the CERT Program trains ordinary citizens in how to help

 themselves and their neighbors in the event of disasters. In addition, because the training that CERT Volunteers undergo, they are often called upon to assist in organized disaster response as well. CERT training is provided free-of-charge. The CERT website

 (www.CERTinTheWoodlands.com)

serves as a central source of information about upcoming activities that

 require CERT-trained volunteers. In addition to coordinating CERT training in The Woodlands, the CERT Program guides CERT-trained members to an array of additional training and volunteer opportunities.

ISVA Taste

 of the Village - October 12, 2019 - 12pm to 3pm

Mark your calendars now for the Taste of the Village to be held on October 12th in the Indian Springs

 Village Shopping Center from Noon to 3:00pm.  This annual family event features live entertainment, free food samples, multiple activities for kids and a fun filled afternoon. For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities and reserving a booth,

 please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..