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

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to Thanksgiving?

In 1863 President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day. It just seems odd but maybe it’s me.

Who loves the Punkin’ House besides me? I’m talking about the house in front of the Waterford/Watergate entrance there at Admiralty Way. The sight of all those trees with the plastic pumpkins swinging in the breeze has put a smile on my face for nearly ten years. For reasons unknown they didn’t decorate last year. There was even some talk of going over and offering to help if that was all they needed. I am sooo glad they decorated this year. Anyone know these good folks? I’d like to say thanks.

Eric is at it again! Progress pics to follow.

Sounds like NNO was a hit. Any stories to tell? Wyatt and I got to be there for the start but had to bolt at kickoff. Anyone count buggies? I did see Helle and DC I hope she got some good pics. Thanks Pricilla for getting it started and to Glen and Rob for driving the food and drinks. And a big thanks to the Mayor, City Council, and the EDC for rescheduling. And don’t forget to thank the Target crew the next time you’re in the store. Without them it wouldn’t be near as much fun. Thanks Liz and pass that along to your crew. I hope you had a chance to get out and meet some of our officers, newbies and oldtimers alike. That is, after all, what it’s all about. The more we get to know each other the safer our neighborhood is supposed to get. We are our own first line of defense.

Tis the time of year that things start to get busy so pay attention and keep your calendars handy. Let’s start with the Civic Club calendar but before I post it I’m going to put just one foot up on my soapbox and remind you to join if you haven’t and renew if you need to. The Civic Club CAN NOT function without you and they have a ton of stuff coming up. Here you go.
Oct. 6   CIVIC CLUB pot luck and meeting at the club house.
            7:00 to 7:30 potluck - A-K  bring Desserts;  L-R Entrees; S-Z veggies and salads
            7:30 meeting - usually over by 8:00

Oct. 15 Spaghetti dinner at the club house - 6 - 8 pm.  $7.00 adults, $5.00 kids
            to volunteer to help contact:

Nov. 5  The REALLY big event of the year - the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the club house.  Volunteers needed.  See page 16
            of the ISLANDER to  find where you best can help.   Get to know your neighbors while peeling potatoes or pulling turkeys!
            LOTS of desserts needed for the sales table
            to volunteer: or
From the Farmer Market:
Clear Lake Shores – Throughout October, the Farmers’ Market at Clear Lake Shores will celebrate fall and Halloween with seasonal foods, produce and homemade wares and special activities for children.

Children visiting the Market on October 8 will enjoy decorating cupcakes with Halloween frostings and sprinkles, courtesy of Clear Lake Shores’ resident Cheryl Thomas.

Also on the 8th, the Market will continue its mission of supporting local charities with Market Spa Day. Imagio Salon and Spa of League City will sponsor the Kids Activity Tent and give free haircuts to anyone wishing to donate to Locks of Love (

Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. It meets a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.

Those interested in donating should visit the Market’s website at for guidelines. Email to arrange for the donation.

During the Market’s Halloween party on October 29th, Regatta Bay Apartments will offer free face painting for children when it sponsors the kids’ activity tent.

Live music in October will be provided by Ben Reyna on the 8th, Michael Orta on the 15th, Pamela Saxon on the 22nd, and Mickey Hobbs on the 29th

Vendors will be taking orders for the holidays. For more information visit the Market’s website at

The Farmers’ Market is run by a volunteer steering committee of Clear Lake Shores residents. With small town charm and high standards for vendors and products, the market is a Texas Certified Farmers’ Market.

Located at 1020 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094), the Market is ½ mile west of Hwy. 146 under the white canopies. For more information visit,, or contact Market Manager Charlie Hester at

Bud is still interested in selling his time share and Duffy still has Lab puppies for sale.

When was the last time you were at Maribelles? This was Mine. And Jims. Yes that is Deephole Park.

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1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I had a great time at NNO. It felt good to see the residents, the police and the city council mingling and having FUN.

If we could only hear the results of the 17K investigation, maybe we could find closure to the debacle and move on - having learned many lessons.

I think Chief Cook is happiest on his bike. For a second I thought the city bought one, but then I realized it was way too nice and had to be his own.

Target was great for so many reasons but especially for bringing the beach balls. Simple joy was watching the kids with them. I saw one ball up a tree this morning and one out in the lake. So they were a big hit.

Sure hope many people add a higlight or two on here. Let's share the fun memories. I am guessing approx, 60 - 65 golf carts.