At the Cedar Street block parties, neighbors bring their own drinks. Sharing a toast back in 2011 are (from left) Johanna Wen, Gabriella Gillette and Daniella Gillette.

Block Parties

August 2014

Getting to know the neighbors

Mari and Dale Rude met when both were dorm resident assistants at Iowa State University, responsible for making sure a floor of 50 or so disparate students interacted. Forty years later, Mari, a nurse practitioner, and Dale, associate professor of management at the University of Houston, are still helping people interact. But now they do …

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Pitch perfect
Little League International is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The milestone was recognized at an Astros game, with the first pitch thrown out by West University Little League player William Hoffman (pictured, middle, with Stephen Keener, at left, and Hugh Tanner). Friends and family watched with excitement at Minute Maid Park. Little League was formed in 1939 …

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In This Issue

  • Buzz Kidz by Pierce Hollier, age 14
  • Mailbag – August 2014
  • Back Porch – Parents embarrassing their kids
  • Buzz Home – It’s a labor of love
  • Editor’s Note – August 2014
  • Competitive Sports
  • SportzBuzz – August 2014
  • Buzz About Town – August 2014
  • SportzBuzz, Jr. – August 2014
  • Neighborhood Tails – Casey, age 2
  • Block Parties
  • School Buzz – Introducing our correspondents
  • This Month in Dining – August 2014
  • Travel Buzz – Stepping out of the bubble
  • 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: West University 4th of July Parade
  • An Intern’s Insight: Study Abroad in Ireland
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  • Seldom and Wonderful: My Experience with National Geographic
  • Smile!: My Experience at The Buzz Photo Shoot
  • Nine Years of “Attawaytogo”
  • Books and Details and…More Books!
  • Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat
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