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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Y'all!

I know I don't have totell you to be careful but I won't let that stop me from telling you to be careful. For all you noobs out there, this Island will be absolutely crawling with off Islanders who are not familiar with our skinny ass streets. Those are the ones to watch out for. And if you happen to see some booger eating moron on his phone you have my permission to set phazers to vaporize and remove it from the gene pool.

It all kicks off with the Children's Halloween Party at the Club House from 4-6.
"Get your goblins ready for a spooktacular good time at the Civic Club Kids Halloween Party October 31, 4:00 to 6:00 at the club house.
A big THANK YOU to volunteer chair AMY HOPSON and SARAH BREEN for stepping forward to make this happen. "


It ends with the Costume Party at Aspens

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.





Thursday, October 30, 2014

A personal fave



It’s National Candy Corn Day!

This is for all you Joggers, Runners, Walkers, Bikers, Skaters and enquiring minds in general from Neighbor Dave.
The Clear Lake Shores Shore Drive is 1.739 miles around. This was measured by a Surveyor’s wheel. That contraption looks like a small bicycle wheel with a handle and a counter. The wheel is designed to be 4.0 feet in circumference, and it has four equally spaced nubs on the wheel wall that clicks the counter one number every time a nub strikes it. I walked this wheel around the island staying about one foot from the outside edge. For my convenience, I started at the north edge of my driveway. There are now dayglo orange marks every quarter of a mile going clockwise. The counter was reset to zero every quarter of a mile, but the total back to my starting place was 9,184 feet. That is probably one foot longer than actual because I had to dodge two trucks parked on that side of the road. From those data I calculated that the outside edge of Shore Drive is 9190 feet (1.740 miles), and the inside edge is 9090 feet (1.722 miles). (Shore Drive is 17 feet across at my house.) People that walk, jog, run, bike or skate around the island may want to know that information. Dave Petkus 10/24/14

Just in case you didn’t know where all the flags come from this is from the Boy Scouts.
Good afternoon,
 I wanted to thank everyone who has supported Troop 2322 with your flag subscriptions.  Your subscription is up for annual renewal.  Our next posting of the flag will be November 9th, for Veteran’s day.
 If you would like to renew your subscription, the cost is $35 for the year subscription.  If you would like a scout to stop by on the 9th to renew your subscription, please let us know and we will make certain one comes by Sunday afternoon.
 We have had many requests for an online renewal system and have it up and running from our website.
 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Bill Meyers
Scoutmaster
Troop 2322
Eight Three Two-212-1456

Mail address
Three One One Five Summerstorm Lane
League City TX 77573

More from your Civic Club;
Get your goblins ready for a spooktacular good time at the Civic Club Kids Halloween Party October 31, 4:00 to 6:00 at the club house.
A big THANK YOU to volunteer chair AMY HOPSON and SARAH BREEN for stepping forward to make this happen.
Phil Currell will offer Yoga classes at the Club House every Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 EXCEPT the first Thursday of every month, which is  Civic Club Meeting night
Classes are free.  Phil believes practicing yoga can increase your range of motion and mobility, develop breath awareness and stamina, improve your focus and balance, increase joint stability and reduce likelihood of injury.  All ages can benefit. Come on out and give it a try.

From Neighbor Amanda;
Good morning Clear Lake Shores friends and neighbors! Last year y'all came through in an amazing way for our troops overseas. I collected a whole pick up truck load full of stuff that was packed up and shipped overseas to our brave men and women fighting for our freedom. THANK YOU! Now, some closer to home need our help. The American Legion Post 521 has asked for some items, and I'm hoping you all will help me. They need the following:
  • snacks (store bought, please), such as individual packs of chips and cookies, candy (leftover Halloween candy, anyone?!), fresh fruit, and sodas
  • twin bed sheets, pillows, towel sets, and laundry detergent
If you can help with any of these items, please let me know. You can drop them off at my house (506 E. Shore Dr.), or email me and I will come to you to pick them up. If you would rather donate cash, I will gladly accept that and go purchase items.
I NEED THESE ITEMS BY VETERANS DAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11.
Thank you!

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.

Friday Night Costume Party at Aspen’s. Complete with DJ!



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Karma?

It's National Cat day, Hermit day and Oatmeal day. These seem oddly connectable. Maybe it's just me. 

Sorry I missed the CLSPD Fund Raiser but I hear from the Chief it was a success.  This from the Chief.
"...Yes sir, the Costume party was terrific.
Absolutely a GREAT success in my book!
After all expenses were paid, we will deposit a whopping $3,497.00 into the PD special equipment fund.
I just can’t find enough words to express my sincere appreciation to everyone for their Support to the police department.
Thank you again Allan for all your help in getting the word out!
Sincerely,
Chief Cook"

Thanks to all who were able to attend.

The "final" number from Barktoberfest was well over $18K. THere were a ton of volunteers who all deserve a fair share of thanks but in my book it is the maestro who eventually gets the credit. Whether it be good or not so much, at the end of the game there is only one coach and Susan Adams rocked it. 

From our Amigo, Senor Beans,
Hey Guys and Gals!

It's that time again.  Tomorrow night, Wednesday - Oct 29th, I will be back at T-Bone Tom's Backyard.  Music is from 6 ~ 10PM and I hear there are several folks already in full Halloween mode who will be coming in costume.  What the heck....it's Hump Day!  Why not start a little early?

Don't forget Happy Hour from 5 ~ 6:30....this is the best HH menu in town!
Great food, great prices and a lot of fun music!  See ya there?  Si, you're there!  *;) winking

PS:  I checked with Barry...he assures me that the BIG open space in front of the stage is a dance floor....bring your dancing shoes!

Senor Beans
832 857 2326


From the Club Secretary:
Get your goblins ready for a spooktacular good time at the Civic Club Kids Halloween Party October 31, 4:00 to 6:00 at the club house.
A big THANK YOU to volunteer chair AMY HOPSON and SARAH BREEN for stepping forward to make this happen.


Something new at the BBQ Cookoff!
All,

We have a group of Antique Pickers coming to the BBQ to show off some items and also answer questions people might have about antique items they have hanging around.

I think it will be some fun entertainment for the BBQ.

From Neighbor Diane:
My name is Diane Johnson. The last two Christmas seasons I have collected stuffed animals for Harbor View nursing home in League City. Last year we had one for almost every resident.I deliver them on Christmas morning with my Daughter and a friend. The residents seem to like this tradition. I live at 226 Narcissus and there will be a black box near our front door. I am collecting new or gently loved stuffed animals. If you can help, please feel free to place donations in the box. Thanks in advance for your help.

Thanks Allan. If you need me my phone number is 281-352-3200.







DONT FORGET TO VOTE!
"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oooooh Yeeeaaahhhhhhhh



National Boston Cream Pie day
October 23 annually celebrates a chocolate frosted, custard filled cake that is loved by millions across the country, it is National Boston Cream Pie Day.
Even though called a pie, Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake. 

Thanks to neighbor Suzanne here is the latest link to the new feature on the City’s web site. It was mentioned at the City Council meeting Tuesday. It went down for a while for an update but I understand it is up and running as of this morning. Check it out.

In case you haven’t heard here is the latest from our Maestro of the Barktober Fest. Way to go Clear Lake Shores. And in case you haven’t heard this part, 95% of the food and drink were donated by Krogers on 96. Next time you’re in there tell them thanks.

Team, BFest Accounting update below!
Collected - $16,550

Please come out and support our wonderful CLS Police Department this Saturday evening!  They are holding a Halloween Costume Party / Contest!  This is a fundraising event for new department badges, so they would really love you to support this cause!

Date: Oct 25

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location:  931 Cedar (Club House)

Fundraiser Entry Fee $20.00



There will be Prizes, Music, Finger Foods and Non-alcohol beverages provided.

1st and 2nd Place prize for Kid's costume contest

1st and 2nd Place prize for Adult's costume contest

PLEASE RSVP to 281-334-1034 Ext. 204!!

It's time to submit your November "Islander" articles, advertisements, classifieds, notices, etc. to our webmaster Theresa Viola-Buck.  Her email address is:webmaster@clscivicclub.com



The November on-line Islander will be available on the Clear Lake Shores Civic Club website on November 1st, so please submit your information to Theresa by the end of this week if possible, or no later than close of day Monday of next week in order to get in the next edition!



Thank you!

Debbie Darwin

CLSCC President
From neighbor Diane,

Allan,

 Will you add this to the Islanddrumz website again this year:

 My name is Diane Johnson. The last two Christmas seasons I have collected stuffed animals for Harbor View nursing home in League City. Last year we had one for almost every resident.I deliver them on Christmas morning with my Daughter and a friend. The residents seem to like this tradition. I live at 226 Narcissus and there will be a black box near our front door. I am collecting new or gently loved stuffed animals. If you can help, please feel free to place donations in the box. Thanks in advance for your help.



Thanks Allan. If you need me my phone number is 281-352-3200.

When I was young I decided to go to Medical School.
At the entrance exam we were asked to rearrange the letters PNEIS and form the
name of an important human body part which is most useful when erect.
Those who said SPINE are doctors today.
The rest of us are retired pilots sending jokes by email....




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

National Nut Day!

This day is NOT about the neighbor that lives down the street or the crazy co-worker, it is a food holiday that celebrates a healthy and nutritious snack.  National Nut Day is celebrated each year on October 22.

And then there's the City Council meeting tonight.
Well, first off. http://www.clearlakeshores-tx.gov/
has a lot of good stuff on it. Drop in and wander around.

Rant to follow.

Put it off as I might there is no getting around neighbor Jim's address of Council. He has contacted the Army Corp of Engineers, on his own, The Texas General Land Office, on his own, the EPA on his own and as of tonight put the Council on notice that if they didn't do what he wanted he was calling the IRS on the EDC. He insists the City stop all progress on everything because he has turned the Corp on to the illegal slab that Frank has installed. It apparently encroaches on Jarboe Bayou and he will have none of it and if the City does not take immediate steps to remove the slab he will contact the IRS. He has lived here for 37 years and he's tired of this nonsense. That's not a direct quote it's just as close as I care to remember. From this day forward he is Tammy II. When questioned by the mayor pro-tem as to the purpose of this tack there was no disernable answer. Neighbor Jim asked repeatedly how much money the EDC has spent over the past 7 years towards the Town Center project but was never satisfied with the answer of we don't know because we don't have those numbers in front of us.  He was invited to attend the next EDC meeting and was assured those numbers would be available. Asked why he was interested in those numbers he never offered an answer. The best he had was to invite the IRS to the party. I offered to the EDC member at the meeting that Mr. McGurr made known to everyone within earshot at Skippers three Saturdays ago that he  knows for a fact that everyone on the EDC is on the take from our local business' and that was common knowledge. Well maybe not THAT common because I haven't heard about it. My two cents? Tammy II needs to go sit down and shut the fuck up. Just sayin'.

Now let's talk about folks who really add value to the neighborhood. Another great job LBAC !

Before:

And After :


It's Pumpkin Cheesecake Day



Or is it Punkin?

This could be interesting. I can’t wait to hear the results. Jim’s on the agenda again tonight. I hope he doesn’t take as long as last time. Come in peace, quicker.

This was fun

And this is for Stephanie

On deck:
City Council Meeting Tuesday Night
Police Departments Halloween Party



Civic Club BBQ Cook Off 
November 8th. Looking for Teams that think they know what they're doing... 



Jeff Foxworthy on Muslims:

1.    If you refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor, You may be a Muslim.

2.    If you own a $3,000 machine gun and a $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes, you may be a Muslim.

3.    If you have more wives than teeth, you may be a Muslim.

4.    If you wipe your butt with your bare hand but consider bacon to be unclean, You may be a Muslim.

5.    If you think vests come in two styles: Bullet-proof and suicide. You may be a Muslim.

6.    If you can't think of anyone you haven't declared jihad against, You may be a Muslim.

7.    If you consider television dangerous but routinely carry explosives in your clothing, you may be a Muslim.

8.    If you were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs, You may be a Muslim.

9.    If you have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four, you may be a Muslim.

10.    If you find this offensive and don't forward it, you may be a Muslim.