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New York Jets

The Jets of New York open up their 2010 NFL season at home in their new stadium vs the Ravens of Baltimore on Monday football. Although they lost this game, they have bounced back with a 4-1 record to lead the AFC East Division. With a 29-20 win over Brett Farve and Randy Moss of the Minnesota Vikings, their defense may be the best in the Nattional Football League and with offensive weapons like Ladamian Thomilson, Mark Sanchez, and a host of world class receivers, they could make it all the way to the big game in Dallas.

New York City
Fall Street Fairs

It's street fair season in New York City. Every warm weathered weekend brings multiple street fairs that offer opportunities to explore new neighborhoods, eat greasy foods, and seek new bargains.

Sage General Store

Sage General Store serves breakfast and lunch—to go and stay—in a warm and friendly, old-fashioned country store setting. In the coming months, we will be refining our focus on homemade American regional cuisine and expanding our selection of uncommon artisanal food products from all over the country. We work with local farmers and suppliers, we use a wood-burning oven, and we always feature daily specials in addition to our regular menu. We also offer a growing collection of vintage American folk art and quirky objects, chosen for their bold design and decorative qualities. Please stop by and have a look at what we’re doing.

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Houston, TX
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Houston Texans

The Houston Texans kicked off their 2010 NFL schedule on Sunday, September 12, 2010 with a 10 point win over Payton Manning and the Indiapolis Colts. The win was the second in 16 attempts and the city of Houston is looking for bigger things to come this season.


The United States Airforce Thunderbirds will be the featured act at the "2010 Wings Over Houston Air Show. Show dates are October 23 & 24th.

Brennan's of Houstonn

If fine dining is something you like to indulge in from time to time, then Brennan's is certainly the place of choice. Once you walk into the doors of this restaurant to the time you walk out, your every whim in terms of service and taste of food, will amaze you. Give yourself at least two hours at this place. For more info click here.

To the McLaurin - Sydnor Family Website

The purpose for this site is as follows:

  • Share family information of the McLaurin and Sydnor families
  • View family events past and present
  • Share family photos
  • Get family contact information
  • Learn about our family's history
  • And much much more!

Most important of all, have lots of fun learning about our family members, those that have departed, and those of us who remain. This website hopefully will become a valued piece of information for all of us. The value of the site will only come to frution with the help from all. So, whatever you have that you wish to share, please let our webmaster know.

Are You Planning A Vacation/Week-End-Getaway
In The Near Future?

Our site will be looking to hear from you about your excursion when you get back. Of course any photos and stories you wish to share will be greatly appreciated.

Everyone enjoys looking and reading about the family news and events posted on our site. However , only a few have taken the time and effort to send in information, or share with us. A lot of you are computer literate and have access to a computer. This site is an excellent way to keep in touch with family, so take some time and contribute.

The holiday season is upon us again. Remember to take your time and be safe when driving on these crazy roads at this time of year. Be courteous and patient. Let that person who just has to go nowhere fast move around you. Scuttlebutt says, black Friday and Monday will come sooner than the normal expected days of Friday (Retail Stores) and Monday (Online websites). So keep your eyes and ears open for some fantastic deals this holiday season.

Stay Blessed,
James K. McLaurin webmaster

The McLaurin Family Is Proud
To Announce A New Addition To Our Clan

Johnathan Alexander McLaurin
August 31, 2010

Johnathan is the first of two newest arrivals in our family, born to the proud parents Mr. John W. McLaurin IV and his wife Jennifer of Connecticut. See more photos on our Birth page.

The second new arrival is a beautiful baby boy named Landon, born to the proud parents of Tara Dunkley and her newly wed husband of Virginia. Pictures and more information will be forth coming.

November is American Diabetes Month

For more Info, click here.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys, and girls, if you don't know this by now, diabetes is a disease that has run rampid in our family. Both McLaurin and Sydnor families have had a history that goes way back. For this reason, it is extremely important that your doctor administers the necessary test to see if you have manifested this disease. Those of you that currently have the disease, I shouldn't have to tell you how important it is for you to follow your doctor's instructions to help you control it and live a very incident free life and enjoy all that life has to offer.


If you're hosting an event and would like to list it on our site, email your event information to


We have now added a new page to our site for those family members and friends who find themselves a little under the weather healthwise. Click on Mickey to see who they are and say a prayer for them so that they can "GET WELL SOON".

New this month on the birthday page.

Check out birthday's of famous black americans on the left sidebar


Click on Tweety or Slyvester to see who has a birthday this month in our families. If you wish to have a birthday posted, email your birthday information to If you have a recent photo of the birthday boy or girl, send it too.

Long Islanders Check Out

Long Island.Com

Mr. Bruce McLaurin of Cleveland Ohio is one of our own who now has his own church in the Cleveland area. Visit the church website at

I would like for all of you vet's in our family to help out with a more in depth veteran's page for our family website. Dig up those military photos and send them to, so that our webmaster can place them up on our site for all to see and learn from. If you can't find a picture and you have a story that you would like to share, then please send it in.

Mr. James Greene
Bay Shore, New York


If you have an upcoming event and would like to announce it on this site, please send your info to our webmaster at:

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