Winery – Santa Fe
Nine years ago, Haak Winery was born. Starting from two Concord grape
vines, an anniversary gift, Raymond and Gladys started Haak winery.
It is a gem, in the bay area; with events happening almost every weekend
Haak offers a wide variety of fun, great food, entertainment and of
course wonderful wine. Listen in as Kathleen Riess tells Talk of the Bay,
all about the workings and events of Haak Winery.
||AMOCO Federal Credit Union “To
serve and satisfy our members”
AMOCO Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, cooperative financial
institution that is owned and operated by its members. Since being first
chartered in 1937, the credit union has grown from $28,000 in assets and
169 members to more than $450 Million in assets and approximately 54,000
Listen in to Talk of the Bay as Kevin Venable, Business Development Manager, tells us about AMOCO
Federal Credit Union.
||Clear Lake Area Ski Club – Year
Round – Clear Lake
The Clear Lake Area Ski Club (CLASC) is a non-profit, member-operated
ski club that promotes the sports of snow skiing & snowboarding among
Houstonians by offering trips to ski areas throughout the world. This
year’s trips include resorts in Colorado, Montana, Canada, and Japan
plus a Summer Expedition to Panama.
The Club is an active member of the Texas Ski Council (TSC), which
represents skiers throughout Texas. Listen in as President Dan Willett
tells Talk of the Bay all about the Clear Lake Area Ski
||Clear Lake Area – One week
It is now one week after Ike made his mark on the bay area Life is still
confusing, frustration and disbelief still fill conversations but you
can see signs of hope and progress being made. There are still areas of
complete devastation, boats lying in the street or on top of each other
or wedged between buildings; everywhere that they are not supposed to
be. People are still trying to salvage belongings and moving to safer
locations. Listen in as, Robin Miller, a resident of The Landing, tells Talk of the Bay about her experience with Ike.
|WATER: A Themed Exhibit, August
21 through September 25 – Clear Lake
Water, water, water everywhere… and we love it. The Arts Alliance Center
of Clear Lake will open an exhibit featuring WATER. The exhibit will use
sculpture, painting, photography, surf board art and, yes, watercolor to
explore this element as a theme as well as a medium for expression.
Listen in as Lisa Hamilton, Executive Director of TAACCL, tells Talk of the Bay about this exciting exhibit.
|Kemah and Seabrook After Ike
Eddie was out in Galveston on Tuesday so Jennifer Wycoff, director of
the Butler Longhorn Museum, and I teamed up to take a look at what
Hurricane Ike did to 2 of our favorite cities, in the bay area.
We did get a chance to talk to a couple of folks that housed their boats
at Watergate. Listen in to Talk of the Bay as they tell their stories.
The Houston Bay Area is known for seafood. All kinds of wonderful
seafood and Hillman’s has some of the freshest and best seafood around
and it’s waiting for you to come and get it.
We’re in the middle of shrimp season and the boats are going out daily.
Listen in as Chris Hillman teaches us a little bit about the art of
shrimping on Talk of the Bay.
||Armand Bayou Nature Center
Between Johnson Space Center, on NASA Parkway, and Bay Area Blvd lays
Armand Bayou Nature Center. With 2500 acres of wildlife, hundreds of
bird species, a bayou and a prairie, we have our own wildlife adventure
for the entire family. Listen to Talk of the Bay as Mark Kramer, the Stewardship
Coordinator, tells us about this huge natural habitat in the middle of
our urban lives.
|What is Geocaching? – Clear
Recently my son-in-law, Jim Erdman, introduced me to a sport call
Geocaching. After listening to his explanation, I became very curious
especially since I have no sense of direction at all. Listen in as Jason
McGrew, of the Houston Geocaching Society, tells Talk of the Bay all about this outdoor activitiy that
you can participate in here in the bay area or across the world.
||Marsh Mania – May 31 - Kemah
The Galveston Bay Foundation is committed to restoring wetlands across
Galveston Bay. Some of this restoration work is accomplished through the
Marsh Mania project. The first Marsh Mania was held in 1999, when nearly
1500 volunteers planted 70,000 stems of smooth cordgrass creating 14.5
acres of new habitat at eight sites around the bay. AMAZING! Listen in
on Talk of the Bay, as the Galveston Bay Foundation
President, Bob Stokes tells us about the organization and Vanessa
Mintzer tells us about Marsh Mania.
|| Boardwalk Fudge Factory – Year
As you stroll down 6th street, in the Kemah Lighthouse District, no
doubt you will poke you head into the Boardwalk Fudge Factory. And once
you’re inside, you will be mesmerized by the deep, rich, wonderful
looking fudge. Yup, you might as well just give in and grab you some. Listen in as Sandra teaches Chiquita how to make fudge, on Talk of the
|| Hillman Shrimp and Oyster Co. – November
Oyster season is here, Yea!! Thursday, November 1, one of the bay area’s
favorite seasons starts up. We’re probably the only area, in the world,
that has 5 seasons in a year, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Oyster.
Early on Thursday morning, huge numbers of
oyster boats will be heading out to Galveston bay, included in there
will be Hillman’s large fleet. Listen in as Chris Hillman tells Eddie
and Chiquita, of Talk of the Bay...
|| Pelican Path Project
According to Jack Fryday, former Mayor of Seabrook, there are 3 species
of pelicans that call Seabrook home. There is the brown pelican which
lives I the area year round. There is the white pelican that migrates in
and out and then there are the fiberglass pelicans. Yup, throughout
Seabrook business owners proudly display their fiberglass birds. Listen
in with Talk of the Bay
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