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The Galveston County Daily News : Leisure

November 24, 2014

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Volunteer band looking for musicians

After a 26-year hiatus, the Texas Volunteer Band is striking up again, looking for band players of all ages to perform at Galveston retirement homes this holiday season.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Galveston Juneteenth Committee adopts new logo to commemorate 150th anniversary
Posted: November 19, 2014

GALVESTON — Each June, Galveston hosts several days of festivities to celebrate Juneteenth — a holiday that originated in this historic beach town — but in 2015 the island is prepared to put on the biggest celebration yet in honor of its 150th anniversary complete with a new logo and expanded events lineup.

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Great Galveston Tree Giveaway is Saturday
Posted: November 19, 2014

The 7th Great Galveston Tree Giveaway is coming up this Saturday.

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Tuesday 11/18/2014
League City paddle race a chance to commune with nature, compete with best
Posted: November 18, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — It was cold, it was wet and it was dreary. But for participants of this weekend’s Clear Creek Paddle Race at League City’s Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside Park, the weather didn’t really matter. What was important was communing with nature and competing with the best, city parks officials said.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Garden Club flower sale celebrates 25th year
Posted: November 12, 2014

For a quarter century, the Galveston Garden Club has been relying on one thing to sustain its maintenance of one of the island’s oldest and most historic homes — big, bright, durable pansies.

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Common landscaping mistakes
Posted: November 12, 2014

Homeowners desire a beautiful landscape, but are sometimes discouraged by the lack of time and money needed to create and care for the landscape of their dreams.

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A long tale with fascinating characters
Posted: November 12, 2014

In 1866 New Zealand, gold has been discovered, and the town of Hokitika is in the midst of a population boom. 

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A Bag’s Life competition teaches lessons in GISD
Posted: November 12, 2014

Schools across Galveston and Bolivar will mark Saturday, America Recycles Day, by kicking off a competition to see which campus can collect and recycle the most plastic bags before Earth Day in April 2015.

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Galveston birding recognized at Houston Audubon Gala
Posted: November 12, 2014

Two of Galveston’s premier birding organizations, Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and Lafitte’s Cove Nature Society, were honored at the recent Houston Audubon Gala, Wings over Water, celebrating the annual Gulf of Mexico spring bird migration. 

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