The Best Year Ever for the Driftwood Charity Gumbo Cook Off

gumbo_0The Driftwood 5th Annual Charity Gumbo Cook Off, hosted by Jackie and Brian Sticker, was a big hit as always. So eloquently put by Jackie, “Record Breaking Weather and Record Breaking Contributions.” Fourteen teams started cooking their gumbo specialty early Saturday morning to compete for trophies in Seafood or Chicken and Sausage categories. Some teams entered both. While the aroma

Another step closer to a Homerun

flounder_0Our local baseball diamond is shaping up with the help of the First Annual PSP Flounder Tournament on Saturday. Yet another event and fundraiser to help raise money for the new little league ballpark in Port Bolivar. Bolivar Yacht Basin Bait Camp was splashing with excitement as 31 hopefuls signed up for the tournament. The fishing began at 6 am, with fishermen young and younger searching for the

This Weekend on Bolivar

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 Saturday, October 29
Brad & Big Rich's Cajun Chef's Cookoff

 Saturday, October 29
Low Cost Pet Vaccinations

 Saturday, October 29
Trunk Or Treat - Ghost on the Coast

Early Voting Hours

vote_0Early voting for the November General Election is now underway at the Joe Faggard Community Center, 1750 Highway 87 in Crystal Beach, and will continue until November 4. Voting hours are:
Mon-Fri, Oct 24-28, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 29, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, Oct 30, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Mon-Fri, Oct 31 to Nov 4, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Gallery By The Gulf Artist of the month for November

Elizabeth Jean Barrow

Please welcome
Eilzabeth Jean Barrow
Artist of the Month for November
at Gallery by the Gulf, 1980 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX
An artist reception will be held
Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10 am until 4 pm.

Annual Christmas Bike Drive is underway

bikedrive_0Each year, thanks to the support of generous sponsors and donors, bicycles are given to needy children on the Peninsula. Now in its 18th year, these shiny new bikes have brought joy and happiness to countless numbers of kids. The bike drive, originally started by the local Constable’s Office, is now operated by non-profit Texas Crab Festival Charities. If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause,

Biloxi and area Part I

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
I have put off writing this story for three weeks, poor Tom didn’t think I was going to finish. In my heart I guess I really did not want to write this one, you see, it means the trip of a life time is over. Almost every day was a new adventure and almost every day was fun, well almost. Anyway, back to Biloxi, we really had a hard time finding a place

The simplicity of the Gospel

BrendaBy Brenda Cannon Henley
I love things to be clean, simple, and neat, both in my personal life, with my family and relationships, and in my house, office, car, and in my work. But, life often dishes out things that cause my simple way of living to become topsy-turvy and out of order. Feelings get hurt, misunderstandings happen, words are said or written, and things

Oh Mickey

go_1025By Georgia Osten
Well Well – I can’t tell you when I worked out so hard. This doesn’t even compare to my regular routine of working around the house or even my once a week trip to the Y to swim 20 laps. Which, by the way, I was so proud of joining the Y, going up to League City on my “shopping day,” hitting the pool around 9 am, finishing with enough time

LSF says Thank You Crystal Beach

lsf_00In April of 2015, we celebrated the grand opening of our first Foundation Owned retreat facility in Crystal Beach, TX. We held our first retreat at the facility in late 2015 and since that time, we have have been able to help 188 people there. This beautiful facility has allowed us to expand our retreat services to serve new populations. This November we are hosting our first pre-9/11 retreat! We are so honored

Upcoming Events

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 Mon-Fri, October 24-28

 Tuesday, November 1
Chamber of Commerce General Meeting

 Saturday, November 12
Grand Open House

 Saturday, November 12
Peninsula Sports Park BBQ Dinner & Auction

 Saturday, November 19
Remax Golf Tournament

 Saturday, December 3
Lighthouse Krewe Christmas Dance

 Saturday, December 10
Crystaland Christmas Parade

Chamber Board Nominations

chamberBolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Board Member positions. Elections will be held at a General Meeting, November 1, 2016, 6:00 pm at Laguna Harbor Conference Center, 1703 Nelson Avenue, Port Bolivar. Members must be present to vote. Each Individual Member receives one vote, and Business Members receive two votes as long as two members are

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