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The Galveston County Daily News: Leisure

January 22, 2017

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Win a ride on Rosenberg Library's Mardi Gras float

Twelve lucky kids will win a rare opportunity to ride on a Mardi Gras float in the 13th annual Firefighters Children’s Parade at 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

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Tuesday 01/17/2017
Care of freeze-damaged plants
Posted: January 17, 2017

When did our landscapes move north? Are we not situated on the balmy Gulf Coast of Texas? Should our USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map rating be changed?

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Galveston County Lemonade Day kick-off set for Thursday
Posted: January 17, 2017

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting all students in the region to register for Galveston County Lemonade Day at the kickoff in conjunction with Step Up for Education from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Central Middle School Media Arts Academy, 3014 Sealy Ave., in Galveston.

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Clear Lake area ‘krewes’ gearing up for Yachty Gras
Posted: January 17, 2017

Not even the awful fury of Hurricane Ike could interfere with Clear Lake’s Yachty Gras, now set to celebrate its 19th year of good times in the run-up to the Lenten season.

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Tuesday 01/10/2017
Dickinson native named editor of Playbill
Posted: January 10, 2017

Dickinson native, Mark Peikert, who was named editor-in-chief of Playbill magazine in October, has always had a knack for writing.

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Banner design winners announced for 2017 Grand Kids Festival
Posted: January 10, 2017

The Grand Kids Festival Committee has announced winners of the 22nd annual banner contest. Twelve designs were selected from Galveston County School students as 2017 winners.

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Cold weather damage on plants
Posted: January 10, 2017

I think it’s about time I schedule another appointment with my therapist. I have experienced multiple episodes of denial over the past few days and I am in need of psychological counseling.

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Rosenberg's treasure of the month: The Buccaneer Hotel
Posted: January 10, 2017

On January 1, 1999 — New Year’s Day — thousands of emotional Galvestonians gathered to witness the implosion of the Buccaneer Hotel, a beach front icon which stood for more than 70 years on Seawall Boulevard.

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Tuesday 01/03/2017
1867 Settlement exhibit now available at library
Updated: January 03, 2017 - 10:48 pm

The Moore Memorial Public Library debuts a new digital exhibit featuring the 1867 Settlement in Texas City.

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Tree Stories: We have a champion
Posted: January 03, 2017

Galveston is the proud home of a Texas champion tree, the Podocarpus macrophyllus, more familiarly the Japanese yew in the garden of Grace Episcopal Church at 36th Street and Avenue L. It is the largest of these in the state at 32 feet tall and 99 inches in diameter, with a crown spread of 37 feet. You can find it online in the Texas Big Tree Registry (http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/TexasBigTreeRegistry/). The tree’s age is uncertain, but it may have been there for over 100 years. None of the numerous yews in local landscapes are as grand as this beauty.

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