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Santa and Mrs. Claus came to town

Santa and Mrs Claus came to town, making their rounds before the big journey on Christmas Eve. They visit the Peninsula every year for the Crystaland Parade. The Bolivar Chamber of Commerce invites Santa each year to lead the parade and spend the evening with the town to spread holiday cheer. Kris Kringle and his wife started the parade at the fire station and cruised down Crystal Beach Road

Holiday Lights

Crystaland Lighting ContestIt’s not quite Christmas without the twinkling lights and brightly colored decorations around the house and place of work. But when should we put the decorations up? Is the day after Thanksgiving too early? And each year we decide to set up the same as last year, or come up with a new plan. Do we use colored or white lights? Should we wrap the trees and posts or just the bushes? Wreaths on the windows or

Snow…at the Beach?

Snow on the BeachThe Texas Gulf Coast was a winter wonderland last week. A good amount of snow – actual snow – fell on the peninsula and most of the state. And it lasted long enough for many photos to be taken and shared across the globe, and even a few snowmen formed in yards around town. They may have been a mixture of snow and sand, but snowmen they were. Too bad the snow didn’t last very long. As is typical

Geminid Meteor Shower to peak Wednesday night

Geminid Meteor ShowerThe Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak on the night of December 13 and early morning hours of December 14. The Geminids are considered to be one of the more spectacular meteor showers during a year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak. A waning Crescent Moon will make viewing conditions good for the shooting stars. Unlike most other

BPCF Holiday Celebration

BPCF Holiday CelebrationBy Linda Elissalde
It was a grand Holiday Celebration at Margo Johnson’s house on December 7. The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation (BPCF) Board recognized members who have contributed to the foundation. This festive occasion included honoring BPCF volunteers and Beach Art Project Artists. Eve Bradford and Glenda Mastin were noted for their outstanding

Recreational Boating Safety – The Vessel Safety Check (VSC) Part 15: Recommendations – Part 6: Fueling and Fuel Management

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08 is based at Coast Guard Station Galveston. The Auxiliary’s vessel examiners perform safety checks on all types of recreational boats. The list of equipment required by federal law is very minimal; however, the Coast Guard has several recommendations

5K Stocking Stuffers

Texas Crab Festival 5KGive yourself and a friend a Santa Gift by registering for the Texas Crab Festival 5K-1K with a $5.00 off coupon until Christmas day! Just sign up below and add Santa2017 in the coupon code box at checkout. It will automatically reduce your cost by $5.00 for any category. And a big Thank You to our returning sponsor, Sweat Fitness. Check out their new State of the Art workout facility in Crystal Beach!

Bonfire on the Beach/Full Moon Party

There is a Bonfire on the Beach/Full Moon Party scheduled for December 29th from 7-10 pm, at the end of Gulf Shores Drive. Featuring Jerry Diaz and Hanna’s Reef and Friends. This is the same as before but it is likely to be colder and will be a little more intimate. We will have a controlled fire on the Beach. Gulf Shores Drive is the road next to the Crystal Beach Post Office.

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