Ellen Elam's family and friends came out to help her achieve her goal of doing 50 acts of kindness on her 50th birthday. Front row, from left: Ana Benitez, Ellen Elam, I.V. Elam, Katy Hole. Second row, from left: Heidi Harrelson, Drew Elam, Joe Colangelo, Kristi Cooper, Jenny Mooney, Debbie Platt, Jesse Deanda, Abby Platt, Robine Hendricks.

Turning 50 with Kindness

July 2014

Ellen Elam turned the tables on turning 50. Instead of greeting the half-century mark with dread, she chose to make the day meaningful – not only for herself and her family, but for many people she didn’t even know.

Ellen set out to turn April 28, 2014, into a day of “50 Intentional Acts of Kindness.” The idea was that …

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Field and fun
Condit Elementary students (pictured, from left) Kasper Lier, Carson Fowler and Joshua Hiller celebrated the end of the school year with a tug-a-war, chicken-tossing, base-running, water gun-fighting-filled day. Students from pre-K through fifth grade competed to determine if Green or White would claim the victory. In the end, the White team celebrated the win, and then the …

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In This Issue

  • Turning 50 with Kindness
  • Editor’s Note – July 2014
  • SportzBuzz, Jr. – July 2014
  • Buzz Kidz by Norah Shroder, age 11
  • SportzBuzz – July 2014
  • Back Porch – Summer Reading
  • Mailbag – July 2014
  • Travel Buzz – Family Reunions: Getting Away to Get Together
  • Neighborhood Tails – Riley, age 10
  • Buzz About Town – July 2014
  • The Buzz Magazines 2014 Photo Contest
  • This Month in Dining: Burgers
  • An Intern’s Insight: The Buzz at The Health Museum
  • An Interns’ Insight: The Buzz Explores the Houston Zoo
  • An Interns’ Insight: A Trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • An Intern’s Insight: Bellaire’s July 4th Parade and Festival
  • An Intern’s Insight: Study Abroad in Ireland
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  • Nine Years of “Attawaytogo”
  • Books and Details and…More Books!
  • Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat
  • Volleyball Girls Get Ready for the New Season
  • San Antonio Getaway
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