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September 2011

There are 30 blog entries for September 2011.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin Celebrate Play with National Day for Kids

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 10:59am. 1,784 Views

National Day for Kids is an annual celebration of a pastime that has been everyone’s favorite at least once in their lives: play. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA) took part in the Day for Kids celebration this past Saturday at their East Club location, hosting hundreds of area youth for a fun day of games, bar-b-que, and exploration. Every year, BGCAA partners with local organizations and businesses to create a memorable experience for the young and the young at heart. To make this year special, the Austin planetarium set up their mobile exhibit for kids to discover the planets and stars; members of Cattlemen Care grilled up burgers; Boulders Sports Climbing Center set up a rock wall; Corvettes belonging to the Longhorn Corvette Club

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Little Green Beans Opens for Austin Parents

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 at 3:50pm. 1,560 Views

Everyone knows kids grow like weeds, and thanks to a new consignment shop in North Austin, the inevitability of your child’s rapid growth doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. Little Green Beans, at 9070 Research Blvd, is now open for business, but it’s not an everyday sort of consignment shop; this store caters to the needs of its community in lots of different ways.

The main business you’ll find at Little Green Beans is a consignment shop for children’s clothes, toys, furniture, and equipment. Whether you want to find something gently used (and easier on the pocketbook) to purchase for your child or you want to give your child’s items new life, Little Green Beans is happy to help. But Little Green Beans isn’t just one of those impersonal stores where

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Michael and Susan Dell Foundation’s Inaugural Be Well Walk

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 at 12:36pm. 1,868 Views

The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is at it again, making the world a better place by helping fund programs that find solutions, rather than just fix problems. Since 1999, when Michael and Susan Dell established their foundation in Austin, they’ve helped communities in the United States, India, and South Africa by committing more than $700 million to help change lives. The foundation’s most recent endeavor brings them back to their Austin roots with the Be Well Walk on October 2.

The Dell Corporation not only provides thousands of jobs for Central Texans at their headquarters in Round Rock near the Ranch at Brushy Creek subdivision, but thanks to the Dell’s investment of proceeds from their highly successful business, they've created a legacy of caring

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Barton Creek Farmer’s Market

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 at 11:00am. 2,001 Views

In a flurry of people and produce, Barton Creek Farmer’s Market is a one-stop produce shop, located in the Barton Creek area. Voted top 10 Farmer’s Market in the country in 2008 and 2009, Barton Creek Farmer’s Market is also the winner of the Austin Chronicle’s Best Austin Farmer’s Market the last four years in a row. The large market features tons of local produce as well as flowers and general wares for sale every Saturday in the parking lot of the Barton Creek Square Mall, overlooking the city.

“It’s wonderful coming here on Saturday morning to browse the produce,” said Shannon Bernbaum, a native Austinite and a student at Southwestern University. “The view of the skyline is beautiful and only adds to the experience of meeting local farmers and

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Abiie for Austin Parents

Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 6:03pm. 4,162 Views

Austin is a family-oriented city so it’s an added bonus when local businesses such as Abiie are looking out for the needs of parents. Abiie has created a stroller that allows parents to change diapers on the seat of the stroller. No more public changing tables for your baby or toddler! With the Abiie stroller, changing your baby on-the-go is no longer a problem.

The Abiie stroller features The BabyDeck, a patented fold-down seat that doubles as a changing table. The BabyDeck has a removable, washable, and anti-microbial pad that is easily wiped clean and can be thrown in the washing machine. It even has a storage bin for baby wipes so it’s easy to avoid running to the car or cringing over the public changing table!

Do you like to take your child to

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A Cool Idea for Hot UT Football Fans

Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 9:29am. 1,823 Views

When the Longhorns scored a 39-4 victory over Rice at the beginning of the 2011 football season, the temperature at Royal-Memorial Stadium Stadium soared over 108 degrees. Undaunted tailgaters touted everything from water mist fans to wading pools. We heard one fan even brought his own portable generator and air conditioner to keep cool!

It’s the tail-end of the hottest Texas summer in decades, and there are a couple more games to go (the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, then UT vs. Oklahoma State here at home in Austin) before October’s cool fronts finally arrive. Fans will have to beat the heat if they want to see U.T. beat Oklahoma!

Here’s a better idea for football fans looking to keep the temperature down at the next tailgate: the IceTee. It’s a

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Bevo Ducks Make a Splash with UT Fans

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 5:26pm. 2,149 Views

UT fans are known for their unyielding loyalty to Bevo and her boys, and now, thanks to former Austin resident Craig Wolfe, fans can replace their rival-Michigan spirited yellow rubber duckies with a bath time friend who sports a UT twist: a Bevo rubber duck.

CelebriDucks, the company behind the bath tub Bevo, was recently voted as a top 100 gift to give by Entertainment Weekly. The company created the first ever celebrity rubber ducks to resemble the greatest icons of film, music, athletics, and history. They have produced CelebriDucks for the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NHL, NASCAR, NCAA collegiate mascots and also for famous people, such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland,

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Bell Springs Winery Serves Austin Pride by the Glassful

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 5:03pm. 3,644 Views

Nestled beside acres of lush oak and cedar trees, Bell Springs Winery in Dripping Springs is a short jaunt just minutes from Austin, Texas. Owners Nate and Angie Pruitt have created a winery that perfectly pairs Texas "friendly" and modern casual, hand-crafting a variety of unique, easy-drinking wines, from a fruity and light Malvasia Bianca to a bold and rich Cabernet Franc. The winery's popular Drippin' Sweet (White) and Drippin' Sweet (Red) hit the right notes for Texas barbeques, and being a stone’s throw from the Live Music Capital of the World sets the stage for live music, cook-outs, and perfectly paired wines.

Bell Springs Winery takes full advantage of the wealth of talent in the area with terrific live music almost every weekend. The winery’s

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Barton Creek Golfing

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 4:48pm. 1,729 Views

Barton Creek Resort & Spa is known for its luxurious home in the Texas Hill Country in Barton Creek. Barton Creek Resort is better known for its championship golf courses. Voted the #1 golf resort in Texas, Barton Creek Resort boasts four distinct 18-hole courses designed by three American golf legends. It is also home to the BartonCreekGolfAcademy, which offers lessons from Texas golf legends. According to the Barton Creek Resort’s website, “Each 18-hole course combines the genius of some of the game’s greatest legends with unparalleled beauty of the famed Texas Hill Country.”

The world-renowned Thomas Fazio designed the Resort’s most popular course, Fazio Foothills. Palmer Lakeside is located 25 miles west of Barton Creek Resort on LakeTravis and was

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Regent Property Group Mascot “Bella” Issues Urgent Call for Austin Homes

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 2:22pm. 1,512 Views

When Bella, the canine mascot of Regent Property Group, discovered animal shelters were raining cats and dogs after the recent Austin-area fires, she immediately sounded a search for Austin homes: “It’s up to Austin humans to help the animals of Central Texas right meow. Come to the Austin Pets Alive! adoption event this weekend, September 24 and 25!”

Bella, a six-year-old chocolate lab, enlisted the help of her person, Regent Property Group Founder Brian Talley. “I’m proud of Bella for helping other animals experience the happiness of a forever home,” says Talley. “In the six … well, 42 years … I’ve known her, she has always been happy and loving. That she wants to help other animals have that happiness demonstrates her character. She loves everybody!”…

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