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The Galveston County Daily News : Leisure

October 2, 2014

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Lovebug population on the decline

I received a phone call late last week from a lady asking why so many “Jack & Jills” were covering the exterior of her full-view glass storm door.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Franklin autobiography imparts worldly wisdom
Posted: October 01, 2014

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 6, 1706, the youngest son of seventeen children. He was apprenticed to his brother, James, a printer, and he followed the printer’s trade, on and off, for most of his life. After a quarrel, Ben ran off to Philadelphia, arriving in October 1723. 

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Unravel this thriller
Posted: October 01, 2014

Samantha Newman has a furtive fear and is trying to ratchet up her nerve to contact the FBI. Will they consider her a nut case? She has decided to break up with Derek, but she realizes he may never go away. His gigantic ambition drives him to do or say anything to win, and win big. She insists they remain friends, but Derek thinks he can win her back.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Friends of Rosenberg Library’s Used Book Sale begins Friday
Posted: September 30, 2014

One of Galveston’s signature events, the Friends of Rosenberg Library’s Used Book Sale, begins Friday. Margaret Doran, chairman of the committee that organizes the annual sale, talked with The Daily News about what a book lover might find this year.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Mushrooms abundant after ample rainfall
Posted: September 24, 2014

Prolonged rainy weather has left most of us looking at soils that range from wet to waterlogged.

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Dickinson Historical Society to host pottery show
Posted: September 24, 2014

There’s nothing quite like clay to take your mind away from the every day.

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Hackberry is unheralded trooper
Posted: September 24, 2014

I’m going out on a limb here, so to speak. This month’s tree is often unfairly called a trash tree — the common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis). When Ike blew down our huge oak, the tree that volunteered to provide shade was a hackberry on my neighbor’s side of the fence that had ignored the saltwater inundation. So before you dismiss this tree, bear with me to learn of its many fine qualities.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you
Posted: September 24, 2014

Got an hour or 30 minutes? Big Brothers & Big Sisters has several mentoring programs that will not only fit into your schedule but will make a BIG impact on a child.

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Galveston’s summer band has a great history
Posted: September 24, 2014

What wonderful memories were brought back by your feature (“Treasure of the Month honors Felix Stella”) on Sept. 3 highlighting the role of Felix Stella in initiating Galveston’s summer band concerts.

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