Berryland U Pick It Farm is opening for the sixth year. Located near Winnie, they are hoping for ripe peaches and blackberries by April 26 and 27. They will be open Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Sunday, 2:00 to 5:30 pm. Around June 1, they should have blueberries, tomatoes, and other vegetables to pick (squash, cucumbers, peppers, beans, and watermelon). Call for availability, 713-551-6360, or visit www.berrylandfarmsoftexas.com.
Dolphins – The activity in the Galveston Bay crossing by Ferry is amazing! If only we could capture them on film – but you really never know where they’re going to surface. Nevertheless, watching the dolphins roll and jump and bow surf makes for a very interesting 20 minutes. We spotted Pinky several months ago, but haven’t seen her lately. When asked, the Ferry Boat Crew tell us
Are you ready for some fireworks? Firework stands will open December 20-January 1. Stop by to visit Dick & Debbie Lambing at their prime location, Holiday Beach & Hwy 87. PYROSHACK FIREWORKS stands will be selling their all time favorites: Hurricane Georgia, Excalibur, One Bad Mother and One Bad Mother-in-Law, Big Time Extreme Machine, Blonde Joke, and so on. Plan to get your fireworks early
The AARP Library is located in the Joe Faggard Community Building and is open to all, Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. You will find something for everyone – Adventure, Romance, Biographies, Humor, Childrens Books, etc. There is no cost and no membership required. The library operates on the honor system: pick out a book you will enjoy, return it when you can, or swap it for another book.
The Rockin R Trail Riders kicked up some sand along the beach this past Saturday. Rockin R Trail Riders is an outreach ministry of the Cowboy Church on the Rock, located in Beaumont. Cowboy Church offers the community honest worship and Bible teaching while enjoying all friends, family and animals. Rockin R Trail Riders venture out for a ride every third weekend to somewhere adventurous
Bill Martin and Bob Cook of Driftwood Subdivision hosted their 1st Annual Chili Cook Off this past Saturday, October 27th! This is a follow-up to the Gumbo Charity Cook Off in April of this year hosted by Wayne and Diane Blanks.
The cool weather was welcomed as the cooks began early morning, firing up their Chili Pots, mixing their secret ingredients, in an effort to win the
Everyone loves Zumba! Instructor Mary Hernandez offers Zumba to ALL AGES in the Fellowship Hall at BayVue United Methodist Church in Crystal Beach. This serves as a part of the church’s outreach to our community. Classes are $5.00 each and all monies go to charities. Mary also trained a group for this year’s production of THE WIZARD OF ODD! which raised funds for
Located on the north shoreline of East Bay, Frozen Point is a popular fishing destination, but do you know how the point got its name? Below is an excerpt from an article written by Kevin Ladd, Director, Wallisville Heritage Park in Chambers County.
A few fading photographs is the only tangible evidence of the record snowfall that hit this area on
Y’all remember George Throop, right? He’s the one walking across America from Washington State to Washington DC. And he ventured down south through Bolivar back in January 2012. He is now in Georgia, slowly making his way north, inspiring many along the way to take their own meaningful steps to a healthy lifestyle. You can follow him on Facebook and through his website EnjoyTheWalk.org. But George is
Hi everybody, most of you who know me know that I don’t need a lot of sleep. After a long day at work, I will spend time on craigs list, ebay, antique stores, estate sales, flea markets, consignment shops, art fairs and the internet looking for truly one of a kind items to sell in my shop.
I am often surprisingly inspired the most when
Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe’s June Social was held June 23rd. The event was held at John & Glenda Mastin’s home, hosted by the Mastin’s and Paul & Connie Hugon. The hosts provided a delicious selection of pulled pork sliders and sausage, and the guests brought appetizers, sides and desserts. The main purpose of the Social was to judge the posters submitted to fit the theme for
Do you notice a problem with this flag display? Perhaps this household is in dire distress or extreme danger. We usually fly our Texas flags with the white stripe on top, therefore positioning the star right-side up…seems appropriate, right?
Don’t Mess With Texas! And don’t mess with the Texas State flag etiquette. The guidelines are numerous and incredibly detailed regarding orientation, hoisting
The Big Red Barn was the setting for this year’s Crab Festival Volunteers’ Appreciation Party. A big THANKS was given to all the volunteers that helped make the 2012 Texas Crab Festival a success. “Without volunteers, there would not be a Crab Festival,” Chamber of Commerce President Mac McDonald told the crowd. The Crab Festival is the Showcase event for Bolivar Peninsula, and next year
This is Dick and Debbie Lambing from Lufkin, camping out on their prime property on Hwy 87 at Holiday Beach. In early December 2011, they bought the fireworks business from Lafons and began selling fireworks. They own two highway properties in Crystal Beach, and have nine trailers loaded with the latest pyrotechnic delights.
Dick spent many years in
by Jim Denys
After years of struggling to reach the beach first in the annual GT300 long distance beach catamaran race TEAM HULLFLYING decided to go rogue this year and become pirates.
The TEAM HULLFLYING pirates plotted a secret course from the Bolivar Peninsula (named after the original
by Kelly Moad
Many know that the Texas State Bird is the Mockingbird…or is it the Mosquito? It’s hard to tell sometimes, even at the beach. We all love the beach, and mosquitoes do too. Water is a necessary part of the mosquito’s habitat, and the Peninsula has plenty of water spots for a mosquito family to call home! So how do we protect against them while
The Wizard of Odd brought in a packed house both Friday and Saturday nights! And, what an amazing show it was! Who would’ve known we had so much talent right here in Crystal Beach? The production was presented by The Way Off Broadway Ensemble Players, written, produced and directed by Linda C. Elissalde, pictured below.
By Lady Redfish
Have you ever wondered how our reefs in East Bay are replenished to continue producing those marvelous oysters? My husband has seen this process before, but I saw it for the first time this past Friday on a reef fairly close to the north shoreline. Two crew boats arrived to the reef first with a barge in the distant background. The barge contained a large
Modern day garden designs or ancient superstitions? Both. Bottle trees actually date back to nearly 3500 B.C., originating in Arabia, traveling to Africa, Europe and then to North America. It was believed that “spirits” live in glass bottles, understandably for the sound heard when wind passes over an open bottle. Empty bottles were placed near entryways and evil spirits would be attracted to
by Kelly Osten Moad
Our very large family has been frequenting and/or living in Crystal Beach for over 40 years now, and certainly we have stories behind our house names. My grandparents owned and lived in a beach front home from 1970 until the hit of Hurricane Ike. The “Seahoose” was a strong little dwelling for Mama and Bop and the 30+ family members and countless
by Kelly Osten Moad
You can’t help but smile when you see a clever beach house name. I was reading a few more and had to say one out loud for it to make sense – “Noah Genda”. Sure, at first glance it appears to be someone’s name. But now say it out loud – No Agenda! And that is exactly how they must feel when spending time at their beach home. No schedule, no
by Kelly Osten Moad
Naming your beach house is nearly as important as naming your first born or your family pet. But your beach house – for some, it’s your escape, and for the lucky few, it’s your forever home. So how did you come up with the name for your beloved beach house? Did you simply use your family name? Did you ponder this very important decision for weeks, months, years? Who did you consult to help
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It was the most amazing thing! Robert Hudson, a contractor-in-search-of-a-job, found this pelican back in August. Her wing was severely damaged by fishing line, almost to the point of severing the wing – she was pretty crippled. Robert began by removing the string and caring for the wounds. Dinner is his pet now; she doesn’t allow anyone else to get too close.
What is November 30th for Gulf Coast residents? It was the stated end of hurricane season, and thank the dear Lord, we did not have a dangerous storm causing millions of dollars of damage and years of hurt and pain for those who call the beach area home. We had a few scares and some weather watching, but the most we had to deal with this year was a little wind from time to time and some flooding in low-lying spots.