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JUNE 2017
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This June, Galveston Bookshop will host three different book
signings with local authors and their most recent works.
On Saturday, June 10 from 2pm-4pm, meet Lisa Lewis and
pick up a copy of her new cookbook,
Healthy Happy Eating,
full of practical recipes that provide a unique approach to
cooking that saves time without sacrificing nutrition. With
“Healthy Hacks,” Lisa’s tips for making kitchen time easier and
more productive, as well as complete nutritional information
for each recipe, this full-color cookbook is a valuable resource
for people looking for a simple way to eat healthy.
Then on Saturday, June 24 from 11am-1pm, author N.E. Brown presents
The Altercation
, the sixth and latest novel in her
Galveston 1900 Indignities
series. With a love for Texas history and creating fictional characters within it, Brown has penned the
story of Catherine Matthews, a recent widow with hidden secrets who moves her family back to Galveston for a better life, but
with the added risk of her son uncovering the truth about her past.
Also on June 24, from 2pm-4pm, join Birney T. “Chick” Havey who has recounted his memories of the triumph and terrors of World
War II in
Never Left the Battlefields
. During his years of service from 1941-1946, Havey fought at the Battle of the Bulge and in
Northern France, receiving thirteen major decorations as a paratrooper in the 42 Rainbow Division, 222
Infantry Anti-Tank Company.
Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23
Street. For more information call 409.750.8200, or visit
Book Signings
@ Galveston Bookshop
A missing piece of Galveston’s charm
will be returning this June. While the
historic rail trolleys undergo million-
dollar restorations at the Gomaco
Trolley headquarters in Ida Grove,
Iowa, four rubber wheel trolleys will
be servicing the trolley routes and
providing access to island visitors from
the east end of the island all the way to
the west, with stops in between.
Trolley service will operate seven
days a week from 10am-10pm. The
stops include seven stops downtown,
a ride down 25th Street where riders
will transfer to the Seawall Trolley,
and stops all along the Seawall from
Stewart Beach through to Moody
Initially, the fares will be waived for
the summer while city staff works with
hospitality partners to ensure that the
service is easy to use. Beginning this
fall, minimal fees will be established to
help fund the amenity on the island.
Restoration of the three rail cars
damaged during Hurricane Ike is
anticipated to take one year to
complete. For more information, to
view the routes, watch a video about
the restoration and see more images of
the new trolley buses, please visit our
website at
Hotel Galvez
Requests the Honor
of Your Presence
for a Wedding Vow
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand
Hotel, invites couples to relive the joy
and excitement of their wedding day
and renew their commitment to each
other during its seventh annual Galvez
Wedding Vow Renewal on Saturday,
June 10 at 10am.
The ceremony will be held on hotel
grounds and officiated by Justice of
the Peace Jim Schweitzer. Following
the ceremony, a small reception will be
hosted by the hotel.
Couples have the option to join
in the wedding vow renewal at no
cost or book an overnight package
that includes a room for two and
champagne accompanied by chocolate
covered strawberries upon arrival.
All participating couples receive a
courtesy bouquet and boutonniere for
the ceremony. Professional photos are
available for purchase.  
Available June 9-11, the package is
offered as a one night package starting
at $359 per night or Friday and Saturday
package. Advance reservations are
required for both. Call 409.765.7721 or
visit and click on
Special Offers for reservations.
Galveston Rolls Out Nostalgic Trolley Buses
Fares to be waived during summer
• The service will begin Friday June 2
• The fares will be waived for summer for all riders
• The service will operate seven days a week
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• The stops include seven stops downtown, a ride
down 25th Street where riders will transfer to the
Seawall Trolley and stops all along the Seawall
from Stewart Beach through to Moody Gardens