Ocean Point Column
By Maryellen Bertrand
Despite the calendar, summer is still going strong. This past weekend was as warm and sunny as any mid-summer day and many were on hand to enjoy the balmy weather. Unfortunately most boat owners were not able to take advantage of the good weather as boats are now off their moorings at Grimes and the dock, I assume due to the threats of the hurricane season.
Congratulations to Kelly Farrin chef/owner of the Carriage House who recently won the Chef’s Choice Award at the 2017 Clawdown held at Newagen this year and to his proud dad Pat.
Ocean Point recently lost another beloved resident, Grace Ryder passed away with her family by her side in Camden Maine. Grace grew up enjoying summers with her parents George and Natalie Stover and her brother Robert. After her parent’s death Grace continued to summer at the Point with her family enjoying the beauty and serenity of the area. Grace will be remembered by the Ocean Point community as a kind, loving, gentle lady who treasured family and good friends, our condolences to Grace’s brother Robert, her son Jim and wife Bernadette and her son David and his wife Mary as well as her 5 grandchildren and her niece Sharon Gleason.
Please keep John King in your thoughts as I understand he is currently hospitalized at Maine Medical recuperating from an illness, we wish you a quick and speedy recovery John.
On August 19th the Ocean Point community voted unanimously to proceed with fundraising efforts for the Casino Preservation Project; information regarding the project is now on the Ocean Point website. Please visit the website to download the informational brochure and view the giving and commitment opportunities available. Further information regarding the project will be updated regularly on the website so visit the site often. Please consider supporting this important and worthwhile effort for our community.
Many Ocean Pointers will be returning for the long holiday weekend to close however, we can all squeak out an extra weekend as the seasonal water will be turned off on the 3rd Thursday of October, good news for those of us (including myself) who struggle leaving our beautiful peninsula.