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September 9 – “Dancing In Bomb Shelters” – League City And Beyond

Whether you are a history buff or not, if you spend any time visiting with Johanna Wycoff you will want to read her book recalling experiences that she and her family went through during the invasion of Holland.  Dancing In Bomb Shelters, is the published name for the diary that Johanna kept during the 5 years that Germany occupied Holland. Listen in to Talk of the Bay as we visit with Johanna Wycoff.

Galveston Tree Carvings

Year Round - Beautiful Tree Carvings – Galveston

On September 13, 2008, Hurricane Ike hit the island of Galveston. People lost their homes and businesses, buildings were destroyed and trees were uprooted; the island was flooded from the salty storm surge. Many of the beautiful trees that lined the streets of Galveston were up rooted while others left standing soon died. Listen in as Talk of the Bay visits with Jim Phillips, our friend and a wonderful artist.

Clear Lake Sailboat Races

Wednesday Night Sailboat Races on Clear Lake

Ahoy there, looking for something to do Wednesday evenings? Try checking out the Wednesday Night Sailboat Racing. Each week, for more than 40 years now, sailors have been racing around Clear Lake and for the last 15 years Buddy Brown has been at the helm, organizing these races. Each week, anywhere from forty to sixty boats, some hoisting colorful spinnakers, participate. Listen in as Buddy Brown tells Talk of the Bay about how they prepare for the weekly sailboat races.

the Boat Club

Year Round - The Boat Club – Bay Area

The BOAT CLUB is a non-profit organization devoted to boating safety while having a lot of fun.  And these members certainly know how to play hard! Poker Runs, Scavenger Hunts and Raftup Parties are just the beginning of their social activities. Friendly, fun loving, these folks know how to enjoy and care for our bay waters. Listen in as Talk of the Bay visits with members, Pat Patrick and Mike Stone.

Texas Mariners Cruising association

The Texas Mariners Cruising Association (TMCA) – Galveston Bay Area

Founded in 1979 the purpose of TMCA is to have fun on land and water. They accomplish this by promoting and hosting cruising, throughout the year, to destinations on Galveston Bay and along the Gulf Coast Waters. Organized cruises may range anywhere from a day cruise, to a weekend trip or up to two weeks in Mexico. Take a minute to listen to Andy Upchurch, a long time member of TMCA as he visits with Talk of the Bay.

Pump-Don't Dump

Year Round – Pump Don’t Dump – Bay Area

The Pump Don’t Dump campaign addresses the issue of illegal sewage discharge into Galveston Bay through targeted outreach and education to boaters. The purpose of the campaign is to decrease the incidence of discharge of boater sewage waste to the Galveston Bay Estuary, particularly Clear Lake that has the third highest concentration of privately owned marinas in the U.S. Listen in with the Talk of the Bay...

armand bayou

Year Round – Armand Bayou Nature Center - Pasadena

If you’re curious how Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) is working to preserve the habitats surrounding Armand Bayou, come out and see for yourself. Enjoy a ride on the Bayou Ranger an electtric pontoon boat or take a guided canoe tour. And if you’d like more information, come and enjoy the special events happening at ABNC every 2nd Saturday of the month. Listen in as Tom Kartrude, tells Talk of the Bay about ABNC and the special things happening around our bayou.

Lyc Blessing of Fleet

April 11 - Lakewood Yacht Club's Blessing of the Fleet - Seabrook

Still keeping with 55 years of tradition, the Blessing of the Fleet was held yesterday at Lakewood Yacht Club.  The club was decorated with red, white and blue ribbons.  Flags lined the walkways, flowers in full bloom and grounds perfectly manicured. Boats washed and waxed and adorned with festive signal flags. Listen in as Commodore Don Rauscher fills Talk of the Bay in with this grand annual event.

heart of sailing

Year Round – Heart of Sailing – Kemah

The Heart of Sailing foundation is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) international organization which provides a nautical adventure and sailing recreational therapy FREE for cognitively impaired (e.g., Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, etc.) children. Listen to Capt. David McCabe as he tells Talk of the Bay what Hearts of Sailing is about, how it is run, how it affects lives and how you might be able to help.

seahorse LYC 200

Year Round – Lakewood Yacht Club – Seabrook

Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) is located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres with over 300 covered and open boat slips; a haven for members, their families and guests. There is a sense of peace and tranquility that makes Lakewood an incomparable place of refuge combined with social and water activities. Listen in as Marcy Fryday, Matia D’Errico and Scott Lindley tell Talk of the Bay what’s in store for the upcoming boating season. 

Lakeside Sailing School          2517 NASA Parkway      713-408-1318          www.lakesidesailing.com
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