A Four-Decade Journey

Mary Ellen Smith hosted a luncheon party at Stingaree on September 13 to celebrate with friends, colleagues and business associates her four-decade journey on Bolivar Peninsula. “It is my way of thanking those who made everything possible,” said Mary Ellen. Her remarkable journey began in 1983 when she first set foot on the peninsula. Little did she know, she was about

Hello to FALL

By Linda Elissalde
Summer has ended. Fall has arrived. How do we know? Well, the calendar says so, and Crystal Canal held their annual END OF SUMMER PARTY on Saturday. Al White’s band provided great music; Sunset provided beautiful atmosphere. Elaine and Dennis Rollfing welcomed all arrivals to their lovely home and

BPCF Fantastic Fall Fair

By Linda Elissalde
Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation (BPCF) hosted their annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair September 16, 2023. This event continues to be a success that promotes the arts and brings profits to vendors and the foundation. Also, it is fun for all attendees of all ages. In addition to over 30 presenters, the Galveston Ukulele Band provided

Recreational Boating Safety – New Boating Safety Recommendation

Bob CurrieBy Bob Currie, Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
Recommended but Not Required
For years now I have urged boaters to add and use certain life-saving equipment on their boats. While the regulations require you to have a life jacket for each person aboard and require children under 13 to wear

Fishing Report from Captain Jeff Brandon, 9-26-23

Captain Jeff Brandon Fishing ReportBy Captain Jeff Brandon
Surface water temperature 85 degrees, water clarity still very good. Fishing continues to improve in East Galveston Bay, as we venture into Fall and hopefully cooler temperatures in the next couple of weeks. Off the shore reefs have worked well for us again this week and resulted in good catches of Trout & Reds, when the wind allows us to

Get ready, get set, because you may be going

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
The thoughts preceding this writing are the root cause of why I am writing what I have chosen to write today. In May, August, and September, I have personally lost three close friends. Neither of the three expected to be dead by September 13, but they are. I thank God that by all accounts, all three were saved people. They had put

Miss Bee’s Bolivar Buzz

Shannon WilliamsBy Shannon Williams
Sorry that I have not written anything in the past several weeks… Life got busy and some things had to go. I keep a list next to my computer so that when I get a thought for something I could write about, I jot it down. Several things wrong with that, I have to be able to read my own writing which is getting harder and harder

Pictures Don’t Lie

By Georgia Osten
This week has been fairly busy, a meeting with friends on Tuesday to discuss Crab Festival 5K. Wednesday was the Sheriff’s get together with Ray Nolen and Jimmy Fullen, I already knew who I’d vote for. Then, Hubby had to go into town to stay with The Littles, I made my Bombastic Pizza and watched the beginning of

Interesting Fact

Researchers estimate that the average Ruby-throated Hummingbird has a migration flight range of about 1,320 miles nonstop.

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, September 30
Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Sunday, October 1
Bolivar Triathlon

Friday-Saturday, October 13-14
Brad & Big Rich's Cajun Chef Cookoff

Saturday, October 14
Saltwater Slam Fishing Tournament

Friday, October 20
The Karankawa People of the Gulf Coast

Friday-Saturday, October 20-21
4th Annual Robert VanZandt Cookoff

Saturday, October 28
Ghost on the Coast

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5
Writers Retreat

Tuesday, December 12

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