Crystal Canal bids Farewell to Summer

By Linda Elissalde
What is IT? Here are your clues: A scimitar moon gleams in the sky with little bulbs sparkling below. Balmy breezes set palm trees swaying as tugboats push brightly lit barges down the Intracoastal Canal. Savory smells waft through the air. Musical notes set feet to tapping and folk to dancing. Everyone is having a glorious time. Give up? IT is the

Another Delicious Gumbo Cookoff

The 7th Annual Driftwood Charity Gumbo Cookoff grows again this year. As always, Jackie and Brian Sticker hosted the ten gumbo teams on Saturday at their home in Driftwood Subdivision. The teams began cooking early Saturday morning under the two categories of seafood gumbo and chicken & sausage gumbo. And new this year was the margarita competition that four teams

All creatures great and small

By Linda Elissalde
Bay Vue United Methodist Church honored pets with their annual Blessing of the Animals on October 14, 2018 in Fellowship Hall. All animals were welcome to attend no matter their faith, or lack thereof. What a joy to see those happy faces and wagging tails! Oh yes, and this year there was a new pet in residence. Terry Molloy’s parrot

This Weekend on Bolivar

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Bolivar Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament
PSP Flounder Tournament
Bike Around The Bay

Cyclists pedal to protect their Bay

Galveston Bay serves as an incredible backdrop for the nearly 1,000 riders who will participate in Bike Around the Bay, Galveston Bay Foundation’s fully-supported, two-day, 170-mile bicycle ride showcasing the beauty of the Bay on October 20–21, 2018. The ride directly supports the Foundation’s efforts to protect and enhance the natural areas cyclists experience during this scenic


Fire Prevention Week is upon us. Crenshaw School had members of the Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department visit the school to explain the importance of fire safety. All students from Pre-K through 5th grade ventured out to the parking lot for the show and explanation. The PBVFD brought a fire engine and various pieces of fire fighting equipment to show the students. Fire Chief Malcolm Comeaux

Great Job, PSP

Open letter from Janie Mayfield
I cannot praise you enough for the great job you are doing with this Sports Program and the kids of the Bolivar Peninsula and the surrounding area. They are not only having fun,they are learning life skills, what teamwork is all about and who knows, a college scholarship could come

Eagles Celebrate

By Bill Agnew
The first week in October was a very eventful week for the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Crystal Beach. On October 3, we celebrated our 42nd birthday as an Aerie. Then on Friday, October 5, we co-hosted our second blood drive on the Peninsula with the Bay Vue United Methodist Church. We had another great turnout with 31 people

Recreational Boating Safety – Winterizing Your Boat

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 081-06-08
For many recreational boaters, the first cool spell signals the end of their boating season. Many boaters pull their boat out of the water, park it in the back yard, and cover it with a tarp and let it sit until the next spring. But winterizing your boat is an important job that should be done, or the boat

Parable of the porcupine

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
This little story was shared with me this week and I immediately thought of how difficult we find it to get along with certain individuals in our lives. Some are forced on us by way of family connections. Others come by way of an employment situation. Some are neighbors or involved with us in civic and educational interests, and sadly to report, many

Stranger Things Have Happened

By Georgia Osten
Well, maybe not…I met my 17 year old grandson at his doctor’s appointment today, the Rheumatologist. Really, 17 years old! He happened to be the youngest person there. Geez, for that matter, I think I was the second youngest person there. Anyway, the reason I had to be there was because I was an adult. Yes folks, I can represent

Upcoming Events

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 Tuesday, October 23
Kids For Christ at First Baptist Church

 Saturday, October 27
Brad and Big Rich's Cajun Cook-Off

 Saturday, October 27
Ghost on the Coast Halloween Bash

 Friday-Saturday, Nov 23-24
Fall and Christmas Gallery Sale

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