A Cool, Cool End of Summer Party

By Linda Elissalde
1. Cool: the opposite of warm – chilly
2. Cool: Well done – Done with style

Crystal Canal’s End of Summer Party is always a cool (2) event. Great barbecue, delectable side dishes, stupendous desserts and marvelous music create a perfect finale to the season. This year proved to be a


The Queen Of Hearts

By Linda Elissalde

Edith B. Smith, the queen of each heart,
Turned 95 this year.
Friends and family joined to celebrate,
They traveled from far and near.
Children, grandchildren, relatives and friends came from far and near to gather at


A Lady For All Seasons

Patricia “Pat” Ann Lowry Vondra
By Linda Elissalde
“A man for all occasions, whether happy or serious.”
Robert Whittington on Sir Thomas More, 1520.

Robert Whittington would surely have changed the gender of his declaration if he ever had the honor of knowing Patricia “Pat” Ann Lowry Vondra. Those of us who did share


This Weekend on Bolivar

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Palm Fronds

Blessing

Gumbo Cookoff


Recreational Boating Safety – Surviving Hypothermia

By Bob Currie, Vessel Examiner
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station Galveston Flotilla
Now that we have had our first cool spell, it is time to talk about exposure to cold water temperatures, which can lead to hypothermia. Hypothermia is a condition in which your core body temperature is lowered to a degree which becomes life-threatening if not corrected


Fire Safety and Prevention

Last week was Fire Prevention Week and members of the local fire departments visited Crenshaw Elementary School to explain the importance of fire safety. Students ventured out to the parking lot for the show and explanation. Port Bolivar VFD, Crystal Beach VFD, and High Island VFD brought firetrucks and various pieces of fire fighting equipment to show the students.


Let the guilty pay

Brenda Cannon HenleyBy Brenda Cannon Henley
Have you ever been guilty of something, whether it be intentional or accidental, and you felt terrible about the matter? Perhaps the biggest part of your quandary is the old “stirring the pot” controversy. If you speak up or try to “fix” the matter, it could evolve, hurt more people, and really not advance your cause or your feelings. By drawing more


Poop Deck Party

cbyusBy Charlotte Byus
For many years we have gathered with friends who are, or were, sailors to watch the Harvest Moon Regatta. Back in ’85, RR and I purchased our first Sail Boat, a 2-27 Cal. This boat had lots of work to be done on her as she had set for two years during a not so nice divorce. With that said, it was the best way for me to learn about sail boats and to


Weekend Trailer Trash – Hardly!

By Georgia Osten
I had no idea what to expect, just knew that I was so excited. We drove up to Waco in the 40’ RV “Coach” which belongs to my Daughter and Son-In-Law, and we’re pulling the jeep. There were eight of us, 5 adults and 3 children, plenty of room for all. PawPaw began playing Uno with the kids, Kel and I parked ourselves in the two recliners in front of


License To Carry (LTC) Class announced

TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY A HANDGUN COURSE in Port Bolivar! Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1:00 pm, at Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department, 1806 Broadway, Port Bolivar. The course is $85. It is recommended that you bring the handgun you will be carrying and provide at least 50 rounds of target ammo, but loaner guns are available and ammo is available for purchase. The class will take about


Upcoming Events

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Saturday, October 19
October Big Day


Friday, October 25
Eagles


Saturday, October 26
CadenStrong Golf


Saturday, October 26
Brad


Saturday, October 26
Ghost On The Coast


Sunday, October 27
LTC Class


Saturday, November 9
Party In The Park


Saturday, November 30
Bolivar


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