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The Galveston County Daily News : Lifestyle

October 20, 2014

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Babies born on the ferry make for a memorable ride

Lifelong Galvestonians will proudly tell you they are BOI — Born on The Island. Few realize there is an even more exclusive club in town: the BOF, Born On the Ferry. 

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Sunday 10/19/2014
When you have cancer, you have to listen
Posted: October 19, 2014

As I’ve mentioned, I’m trying to listen to my life. I thought I’d chosen solitude to facilitate the process, but I now see that it chose me. The skies haven’t opened nor have I been jolted by an inspiring bolt of lightning. 

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Galveston Mitchell Day festivities
Posted: October 19, 2014

The city of Galveston declared Feb. 25, 2011 as George P. Mitchell Day and the Mardi Gras! Galveston festivities kicked off with a parade in his honor, “The Salute to George P. Mitchell Parade.” Each year, recipients are honored with a ceremony in front of The Tremont House and names are added to a plaque that hangs in the lobby. Then, The Salute to George P. Mitchell Parade — honoring him and the award recipients — begins marking the start of Mardi Gras! Galveston festivities.

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What’s happening in League City?
Posted: October 19, 2014

What is going on in League City? Our city was named as one of the fastest growing cities in America, ranking 8th among small cities, in a study conducted by Wallethub.com. For the last three years the city averaged issuing 1,100 new home permits yearly.

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Don’t fret about hurricane season doom messengers
Posted: October 19, 2014

With hurricane season in full swing, the harbingers of doom are having a field day. Little did I realize that, despite all of the modifications I have made to make my house more secure and resistant to strong winds and flying projectiles, I had been going about it the wrong way — at least according to a person who just happened to be in the neighborhood.

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The Accidental Marriage
Posted: October 19, 2014

Mark Lardas reviews “The Accidental Marriage,” by Roger B. Thomas.

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Friends for nearly 75 years
Posted: October 19, 2014

The week of Oct. 19-25 is the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a good time to publicly recognize our local Galveston Friends group.

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An evening at the bar
Posted: October 19, 2014

After dinner at a nice restaurant, about 9 p.m., the eight of us retired to the adjoining bar, where we had dessert. The pianist played and sang, sometimes in a gravelly voice, imitating Satchmo Armstrong, sometimes in his own pleasant voice. 

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Saturday 10/18/2014
Job opportunities in health care industry are expected to increase through 2022
Posted: October 18, 2014

In a job landscape where change is constant and technology rules, people planning a career or career change can count on health care as a source of employment opportunities for the next 50 years.

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