IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A bird house tree





Looks like it's working?

Monday, November 24, 2014

It's National Sardines Day again

How time flies right? Seems like it was just the other day. Oh well, 


"Hats off to Clear Lake Shores ADULT Christmas party"

Come Join Us for a fun celebration of the Christmas Season!! Friday December 19th 8-11pm @ the CLS 
Club House
Buy, Make or Borrow a  Crazy Themed Christmas Hat!!! Prizes awarded!!
Come Hungry and bring your beverage of choice for the night.
Also, Please bring your favorite dessert!
Hosted by Shanna McGinty and Priscilla Duffy


And just in case you didn't know, The Clear Lake Falls Lady Knights volleyball team lost in their bid for the State 3-1 to Woodlands Highlanders. It was streamed live on Fox and we watched an absolute nail biter. Awesome job Knights!! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy



NATIONAL ABSURDITY DAY

Did I mention that I attended the EDC meeting last week? They are quite informational and it was interesting getting the inside perspective. The main reason I went was because neighbor Jim was invited to address the EDC over his concerns about all the pollution at the Farmers Market. This happened at a past Council meeting and it was noted then that pollution studies had been completed as a condition of the sale. Well, I guess he forgot because he was not at the EDC meeting Thursday. Administrator George did make mention that the new pollution studies have been completed with no additional findings. At a cost of $1300 of your dollars. I did ask Council if there were means in place to seek remittance for a frivolous request from the Citizenry. You know the answer. Moving on.

The Landscaping &Beautification  Team is looking for more volunteers. If you or your green thumb is interested contact Councilman Hoerner or one of the Team.

From the Civic Club:
We will meet  9:30 Thursday morning (Nov 20) to decorate our entrance bridge - come and give Civic Club members help if you can

Stories and pictures  are needed for the on-line December ISLANDER - email submissions for consideration to editor@clscivicclub.com this week!
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Jan Finnerty Secretary

The Pentagon announced TODAY the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF).

These boys will be dropped off in Iraq, and have been given only the following facts about ISIS:
 1. The season opened today.
 2. There is no limit.
 3. They taste just like chicken.
 4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music...or Jesus.
 AND
 5. They are directly responsible for the death of Dale Earnhardt.

 The Pentagon expects the problem in IRAQ to be over by next Friday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday to



Mickey Mouse! Want to guess? 86. Yep. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.

Did you know we have some Champions amongst us? We do! 4 to be precise. That’s right, four of our friends and neighbors are part of the Clear Falls Volleyball team and they are headed to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!! More from neighbor and Lady Knights manager Calyn Hoerner.
Clear Falls Volleyball and the March 2 State
          Carlen Dietz, Naomi Jean, Brooke Whigam and I all have two important things in common; Clear Lake Shores and Clear Falls Volleyball.  Everyday we go and participate in the sport we love, and come home to the island we love. For all except Naomi, who is a freshman this year, last season was a dream. After placing first in our district we stormed the playoff scene, earning ourselves a spot in the state tournament. Going to State in 2013 was a dream come true and an experience we will never be able to forget. But after all the dust settled and the year came to a close, we graduated some key players. This led many to believe that Clear Falls' trip to state was a one time thing. We were supposed to disappear and let other, older, teams take the spotlight. As our 2014 season, my senior season, began we all clung to the memories of the year before and dreamed about doing it again. But when district play started up, we were quickly forced to face the fact that we just weren't the team we had been. We gained several new players, including Brooke and Naomi, and had to adjust to our teams new makeup. After creating a winning record but losing some heartbreakers we managed to secure third in district and a spot in the playoffs. Because of the single elimination setup, once you lost you are done. This meant there was a great deal of nerves involved in every game. During playoffs we surprised some, shocked others and left everyone speechless. We beat teams we weren't supposed to, including regional favorite Pearland and fellow CCISD school Clear Lake, and advanced to the regional tournament. The regional tournament is a tournament to which we are no strangers. This year marked our third trip there, after only four years of competing at the varsity level. We just had to win two more games to go back to state. We won the first easily while Clear Creek, our undefeated district rivals, lost to Cy Ranch. While we were excited to be advancing past them, there was definitely an underlying fear of having to play the team that beat them. On Saturday November 15th, in a nail biting regional championship, we won a long and hard game against Cy Ranch and secured ourselves a ticket back to state. We are now looking forward to our second consecutive State appearance this weekend, where we hope to represent our school and island well.



If you are lucky enough to know any of these young ladies don’t forget to give them a big thumbs up!


CONGRATS LADY KNIGHTS!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Good News

and Great News!

From the Civic Club
If you procrastinated and didn't get your tickets, all is not lost . . .
you can  buy them at the door.
Come on to the Club House Saturday - we'll be serving from 11:00 to 3:00 .


AND JASPER HAS BEEN FOUND!
Apparently he followed some folks who like to jog around our little slice of paradise. They ended up in West Kemah and the folks he followed were nervous about this pup being unescorted that close to 146. They had two options and picked the one that took Jasper home with them. They posted him on the local Craigs' List to no avail and talked to a few folks in west Kemah again to no avail. They called our City office and talked to one of the ladies who mentioned this blog and some of our lost dog posts. They checked it out and lo and behold discovered their new dogs name was Jasper and was indeed missed. I called and arranged a pick up time and Wyatt and I safely returned Jasper to his porch just a few minutes ago. All is well.

Here's you parks folks and the LBAC hard at it for your benefit. Tell 'em thanks next time you see 'em



From Councilman Booren
Clear Lake Shores,
I want to thank you for your generosity in donating items for the American Legion Post 521. I dropped everything off (five boxes!) yesterday, and to say they were excited about our donation is an understatement. Because of you, and the students at Stewart Elementary (who came together and donated their Halloween candy!), more of our veterans will have the items they need to help them move forward in their lives. I am so proud and humbled to be a part of this amazing community.

When I got in to work this morning, I had an email from the Post president, thanking me again. The snacks and candy will be used for their Bingo nights; and the sheets, towels, pillows, and laundry detergent will be used to assist formerly homeless veterans at the De George at Union Station get back on their feet. It gives me chills to know that the community I love so much cares enough to help complete strangers. What an amazing feeling!

Thank you really doesn't say enough, but that's all I know to say right now. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Stay warm!

Best,

Amanda

An admiral visits one of the ships under his command.
While eating breakfast with the crew he was impressed to see the naval insignia stamped on every biscuit.
He went to the Chief cook to ask how this feat was done, so it could be used on other ships under his command.
The Chief replied, "Well Admiral, after each one is cut out I just slap it here against my belt buckle which bears the insignia."
Horrified the Admiral exclaims, "That's very unhygienic!"
The Chief shrugs and replies, "If you feel that way sir, may
I suggest you avoid the donuts."

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day



 I kinda like having my very own holiday. To be able to say we earned this one will be with us always. Members of an incomparable fraternity.

“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country”
George S. Patton Jr.


Thanksgiving Dinner on Clear Lake Shores

Come join your neighbors and enjoy the feast
at the Clear Lake Shores Club House on November 15, from 11-2PM
INCLUDES RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS
PLEASE TELL YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO ATTEND

Please purchase your tickets before November 10, so we will know how many people we are going to serve and not have any waste this year…
Adults $10   Children $5    Deserts $1

All are welcome and if you would like to help in any way please send Pege Wright an email mspege@yahoo.com and see what needs to be done…there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for this great event…we need pie bakers, desert makers, servers, onion peelers, turkey pullers, bacon cookers and much more…set up and clean up…dates for all of this are Wednesday afternoon of November 12, Thursday the 13th, Friday the 14th and of course, day of is November 15…please give as much time as you can spare, I promise, it will be fun!!!



First I would like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have served our nation and helped preserve our freedom, and way of life, so we have the option of gathering at the place(s) of our choice to share a little camaraderie with our friends.  Please enjoy this special day!

This Friday night, Nov 14th, I will be performing at Noahs Ark for Parrothead Friday night.  The name indicates the tone for the event but you do not have to be a card carrying Parrothead to join us.  This is an open venue with good food and beverages, and no cover charge, and we would love to share the night with you! 
In fact, you might just want to join our Merry Little Band of Phine Pheathered Phriends and get "lei-ed" on Friday night!
Noah's Ark
4438 Boulevard Street
Bacliff Texas 77518
281 339 2895
Time 7~10PM (or as long as y'all want to party)
Hope to see everyone there!
BTW: this will be my last appearance at Noah's for a little while as I will be having a minor procedure performed on my right hand in December Thank Goodness I am left handed! - that could explained several anomalies - LOL!


Peace and Love!
Senor Beans



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Jasper Come Home

Lost Pup answers to Jasper. He's quite the escape artist. Black lab/heeler mix with a small white patch on his nose, chest and paws. If you see him or he's hanging out with you then drop us a line or leave a comment. He lives at the Pettits old place, the corner of Forest and Oak.



Friday, November 7, 2014

What's that smell?

Clear Lake Shores 3nd Annual BBQ Cook Off
November 8th, Paul Shelley Pavilion

Open to all Citizens of Clear Lake Shores and Lazy Bend

Entries: $10 per entry, no limit per team

Categories include:

·      Brisket
·      Ribs, Pork, Baby Back or St. Louis Cut
(boneless country style pork “ribs” are NOT allowed)
·      Chicken, No restrictions
·      Pork, other than ribs listed above
(boneless country style pork “ribs” ARE acceptable)
·      Beans, No restrictions
·      Dessert, No restrictions
·      Chef’s Choice, No restrictions  

Turn in starts at 4:30 pm.  BBQ plates will be available for sale starting at 5:00 pm.  However, the teams will be out there working hard all day so even if you are not cooking please plan to come out early, support the teams, and make a day of it.

Registration Deadline for cooking is November 1st!


Please contact Candace cmannrealtor@yahoo.com for more information and registration instructions.



The owner of a Denver Mexican restaurant chain says he won’t change the name of his eatery despite calls from community members who charge its meaning is offensive to illegal immigrants.
"I will not change the name of our company," Illegal Pete’s owner Pete Turner wrote in a lengthy letter on the company’s blog detailing its 20-year history.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It's National Nachos Day and

National Men Make Dinner Day! MJ, want me to stop by KFC on the way home?



Hello Civic Club Members,

Attached is the agenda for tomorrow night's club meeting.  I hope you'll be able to attend as we have a lot of great things going on.  Pot luck is at 7:00 and the meeting starts promptly at 7:30.  Meeting usually lasts less than an hour depending on the amount of information we have to cover.  If you can't stay for the entire meeting, that is okay, we just ask that you try to leave quietly to keep interruptions to a minimum.

If you wish to participate in the pot luck, the following suggested food item to bring is based on the first initial of your last name:  We provide the plates, utensils...you provide a food item to share and your own drink. 

A - K      Bring veggies or a salad
L - R      Bring desserts
S - Z      Bring entrĂ©e

We have a lot of fun at the club meetings and they are very informational and also a great way to make new friends!  So, get out of the house and come and join us!

Thank you for being a member of this wonderful club.

Sincerely,
Debbie Darwin
CLSCC President




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TODAY!

VOTE
It's not just your right, It's your duty.

Thanksgiving Dinner on Clear Lake Shores

Come join your neighbors and enjoy the feast
at the Clear Lake Shores Club House on November 15, from 11-2PM
INCLUDES RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS
PLEASE TELL YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO ATTEND

Please purchase your tickets before November 10, so we will know how many people we are going to serve and not have any waste this year…
Adults $10   Children $5    Deserts $1

All are welcome and if you would like to help in any way please send Pege Wright an email mspege@yahoo.com and see what needs to be done…there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for this great event…we need pie bakers, desert makers, servers, onion peelers, turkey pullers, bacon cookers and much more…set up and clean up…dates for all of this are Wednesday afternoon of November 12, Thursday the 13th, Friday the 14th and of course, day of is November 15…please give as much time as you can spare, I promise, it will be fun!!!


Pege 

Tickets can be purchased online at: