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14

Walkway of Lights: A Christmas Tradition

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Drive into Marble Falls from the south and you can’t miss it. Thousands have been captivated by the sight of over two million Christmas lights reflecting off the still waters of Lake Marble Falls.

Each year, countless volunteers come together to make this spectacle of lights. Guests wind through the lakeside path, lined by over one hundred illuminated sculptures; some traditional, some patriotic, and some just plain fun. Over the past two decades, people have flocked from all over to join in the holiday spirit of the community.

Admission is free, although donations are accepted. It is the generous donations from guests that allows the display to grow each year.

Weather permitting, the walkway is open from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through January 1st. From Highway 281 south, take the first left after crossing the bridge, and follow the road to the left to Lakeside Park. From Highway 281 North, take a right on to Avenue H and continue straight into the park.

The Walkway’s gorgeous lakeside location also makes it just a short distance from Marble Falls’ Historic Main Street. Finish off that Christmas list, enjoy a fabulous meal, and stroll through the Walkway of Lights. It is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Merry Christmas!

Follow the links for more information about this great tradition.
http://www.tex-fest.com/regional/marble_falls.html
http://marblefalls.org/

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Sep

28

Time for some Fall Cleaning!

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Who says spring cleaning can only happen once a year? Saturday, October 1st is the Citywide Garage Sale in Johnson Park in Marble Falls from 9 am. to 4 p.m. Clean out those closets and make a little extra money! There will also be craft and food vendors, as well as over 50 different garage sale-rs! The deadline to participate is Friday, September 30th. Call 830-693-5758 to get in on the fun!

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Anyone who says you can™t find good, down-home cooking anymore must not have been to the new Smith Brothers Bar-B-Que restaurant in Marble Falls.

As soon as you walk in, you are greeted by the friendly faces of the cooks themselves, who just so happen to also be the owners. Their hand-written menu boasts a handful of choices of meats and sides, all personal specialties of the owners, right down to the homemade barbecue sauce. However, from personal experience, you may not even need the sauce. Every meat at Smith Brothers is so tender and moist, it practically melts in your mouth.

With such well-established barbecue places already in Marble Falls, the idea of opening a new one initially seems pretty risky, until you see the large wooden deck out front of Smith Brothers. Look beyond that and you will see the sand volleyball court, where the owners hope to start hosting tournaments and leagues. Washer pits and ice cold beer add to the traditional Southern atmosphere.

Smith Brothers is located at 806 Main Street in Marble Falls, Texas, and is open Wednesday through Sunday. Diners have the option of calling in orders ahead of time at 830-693-8082, but I personally recommend taking in the full experience and enjoying your meal there.

It is rare to encounter a restaurant that makes you feel at home as much as Smith Brothers Bar-B-Que. Every aspect of my experience there felt like a down-home, Southern picnic. With family recipes and friendly, personal service, Smith Brothers Bar-B-Que is what Texas barbecue is all about!

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The dry  weather  conditions are no match for the spirit of the Texas Hill Country! Independence Day celebrations will be taking place all over the Highland Lakes area, beginning Friday, July 1st.

 

Horseshoe Bay will be holding a fireworks show beginning at about 9:15 on Sunday night at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club. Then, on Monday, July 4th, the Property Owners Association will have a variety of activities starting at 7 a.m. with balloons available at the Fire Station on 2147. There will be a land parade at 9 a.m., with festivities at Quail Point Lodge commencing immediately afterwards. Food service will be available from 10 a.m. “ 1 p.m. by Taste of Thyme, C&L Catering, Bison Provision Company, On the Rocks, Smoking for Jesus, and The Hot Dog Lady.   The annual boat parade will begin at 11 a.m.   For more information, visit http://www.hsbpoa.org/4july2011.pdf.  

Kingsland is holding its annual Aqua Boom celebration for the forty-second year in a row. Possibly the largest Independence Day celebration, Aqua Boom will consist of two street dances, a Wild West show, kayak races, and much more, starting Friday evening. For a complete list of activities, visit www.kingslandchamber.org.    

Llano will be hosting their Rock ˜n River Fest Friday and Saturday. This festival will feature live entertainment, as well as races, athletic competitions, and a bicycle stunt show. For more information, visit http://www.cityofllano.com/index.php/tourism/attractions/rockn-riverfest.  Llano will also have a fireworks display at about 9:30 Saturday night.

Marble Falls will be having lakeside festivities beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday. Fireworks will be shot off from the La Ventana pavilion, so guests at the Lakeside Pavilion festivities will have the best view in town. Headliner Barnhill will round out the night™s festivities, going on stage at about 10:30 p.m.  

Meadowlakes will have a Property Owners Association parade at 10 a.m. Monday, featuring decorated bikes, cars, and golf carts.

The dry conditions may have many across the state concerned, but spirits are still high in the Hill Country! Come celebrate with us!                          

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Thirty Hill Country and Austin artists present more than 400 works of exciting art at the 19th gallery show from March 19-27. Enjoy oils, pastels, mixed media, watercolor, pottery and jewelry on a beautiful working ranch.  Last year I bought a beautiful bracelet designed by Kay Donahue.  Be sure to see her jewelry when you come. Silent auction and raffle of original painting benefits CASA for the Highland Lakes Area. March 19-20 and March 26-27 open 11 am until 6 pm. March 21-25 open 10 am until 4 pm. The Wenmohs Ranch is located at 573 Old Spicewood Road, Cypress Mill, TX   78663. wenmohsranch.com

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If you’re from Horseshoe Bay and are looking for a good half-way place to meet someone from San Antonio, I suggest you meet in Blanco, Texas.   Last week  one of my San Antonio clients suggested we meet at The Deutsch Apple Bakery and it was fantastic.  We enjoyed  coffee and  muffins.   I couldn’t resist  buying one of their  small praline-dipped Apple Pecan Cakes to take home. My husband and I loved it.   Two thumbs up for The Deutsch Apple Bakery, located at the corner of RR 165 and Loop 163, just east of the Blanco town square.

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Michael J. Maher is a super star when it comes to building a referral based business.  He shares practical ways to build relationships that lead to referrals in his new book, The Seven Levels of Communication.

I had the pleasure of attending Mega Agent Camp  and observing Gary Keller, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Keller Williams Realty, interview Michael Maher and hearing firsthand how Maher  receives hundreds of referrals each year.   In a nutshell, Maher  helps people every day.  In return, people take the initiative to refer business to Maher.

Everyone can benefit by reading this book. It is a fun book to read filled with numerous examples of how to build a referral based business.

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  1. Georganna, thank you so much for reviewing my book and spreading the word – the momentum has been incredible and the Generosity Generation has been named one of the top trends by Trends sites and magazines. You are a leader in the Generosity Generation. Thank you again.

    Michael

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Don’t miss this fun and entertaining Christmas show in Fredericksburg, Texas.  The Rockbox Christmas Show runs from November 19-December 26. Showtimes are on Thursdays-Sundays. For reservations, call toll-free 1-866-349-6688.

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Come see the beautiful display of over two million lights at the  Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park in Marble Falls, Texas. Open from 6-10 p.m. every night, weather permitting, from  November 19, 2010 –  January 2, 2011.  Santa will often stop by on weekends. Admission is free. Map

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From Thursday, November 18 – Sunday, November 21, start your Christmas shopping  at  A Christmas Affair 2010 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas presented by The Junior League of Austin.   This event is a terrific fundraiser for the Austin community.  Tickets are $12 per guest. Parking and shuttle service is available at Barton Creek Square Mall for $3 per rider (a great service if you end up with  heavy packages to carry). I always  find unique gifts at this event.  Happy shopping!  

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