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The Galveston County Daily News: Leisure

January 24, 2017


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'Lion' delivers a jolt of cinematic heartbreak

Producer Harvey Weinstein knew he had something good back at the 2015 Cannes film festival, where he showed raw footage of “Lion” to select journalists.

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Thursday 12/15/2016
'Rogue One' stands apart from its predecessors
Posted: December 15, 2016

Finally, Disney has finally grown a pair and embraced the notion of death and consequences in a franchise film.

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Tuesday 08/09/2016
Recent threats inspire concerns for iconic palms
Posted: August 09, 2016

Palms are a familiar sight, almost as symbolic of Galveston as our majestic oaks, palms lend a tropical flavor to island life.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
A new threat to ash trees has emerged
Posted: June 28, 2016

A new pest has emerged that threatens all ash trees, although it is not yet in Galveston County: Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Orchid trees a low maintenance option that provide shade
Posted: April 19, 2016

Spring in Galveston always offers an outstanding array of flowering trees and shrubs. Currently on display are orchid trees (Bauhinia). All around the island you can see small trees covered with large pink to purple or white blossoms. We lost a number of these to Hurricane Ike but they seem to be returning to local landscapes in large numbers. This is not surprising, as they are spectacular during blooming season.

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Tuesday 04/12/2016
Finding happiness: Gretchen Rubin to speak at Women's Conference
Posted: April 12, 2016

Happiness, habits and human nature are the focuses of Gretchen Rubin’s lively research and writing.

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
Historic brewpub comes to Renaissance Festival
Posted: October 21, 2015

The Brigadoon Brewery and Brew School only appears once a year at the Texas Renaissance Festival. It was born from Alan and Linda Ward’s desire to bring their love of brewing beer and love of the Texas Renaissance Festival together.

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Wednesday 10/14/2015
October’s gardening Q&As
Posted: October 14, 2015

The Master Gardeners’ Annual Fall Plant Sale was held last Saturday. Even though it is a plant sale, visitors are welcome to bring samples of plants for problem diagnosis or identification. They took me and Master Gardener volunteers up on the invitation. Following is a sampling of questions asked:

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Tuesday 10/13/2015
Story on surfing brought back memories
Posted: October 13, 2015

I read Shannon Daughtry’s article “Water, waves and memories bring surfers back to island” (The Daily News, Sept. 13), and it brought back old cherished memories of my surfing around Murdoch’s Pier on 23rd Street and Seawall Boulevard.

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Wednesday 09/30/2015
Fall into Autumn gardening
Posted: September 30, 2015

I do not like the shorter day lengths as September comes to an end and October nears. However, the cooler (more or less, depending on the week) daytime temperatures over the autumn season sure soothe my displeasure with shorter day lengths.

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