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  • July 20, 2017 2:16 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    July 20,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand

    We had another busy week here at the Point with many families continuing to vacation and several activities happening. Last Tuesday evening Ginna Yerrall, Maureen Driscoll and Kathy Lindley organized a large group of young tennis players for a tennis scramble and pizza. Although I did not attend I did drive by the courts and it was very busy; with everyone enjoying the tennis, thank you to Ginna, Maureen and Kathy for organizing the event.

    On Wednesday evening July 12 the Casino was completely transformed in to an Italian Eatery. Barb, Lisa and Stephanie Slayton along with their husbands Jeff, Roger and Rich provided us with an amazing Italian meal consisting of appetizers, salad, garlic bread, pasta with meatballs and sausage and some fabulous desserts.

    The Casino was strung with red white and green lights and various other decorations while Italian music played in the background. It was a most enjoyable evening, thank you to the Slayton Family.

    Link Brown chaired the Memorial Tournament which was held at the Country Club on Saturday July 15. The results are as follows: winning team, David Butterworth, Steve Boyd and Mike Acquaviva. Second place Robert and Cookie Dana, Dave Finch and Paul Cass. Dan Shea had the longest drive and Closest to the pin on #2 was Chris Brown and on #17 Ernie Whitehouse. Lunch was enjoyed after the tournament at Over the Ledge. Link would like to thank all who participated and is looking forward to the 2018 tournament. Thank you Link for another great tournament.

    Rev. Thomas A Kerr, United Methodist Minister (Ret.) North Georgia Conference will conduct Sunday services at the Wilson Memorial Chapel on July 23. Services begin at 9:30 and all are welcome.

    Next Sunday is our first Ball Game Grill after the Sunday Softball. Ken Schroeder is organizing the grill so please come out, watch the game and enjoy a burger or hotdog after the game. Please bring a side dish/salad or dessert to share, hamburgers and hotdogs are provided.

    Maureen Driscoll and Liz Holland will once again organize the Family Beach Party at Grimes on July 24 beginning at 5:00.

     Sue Clark held a walking tour of Ocean Point last summer based on her book,” Past Images of Ocean Point”. Her focus last year was the cottages from Van Horn Rd. along Shore Road to where the old Atlantic House once stood. This year her focus will be the Grimes Cove area following along Shore Road to the Wilson Chapel and beyond to First and Second Streets. This is a great opportunity to learn of the history of Ocean Point and it’s early residents. The tour begins at 3:00 and starts at the Casino, all are welcome.

    I’m sure that you have noticed Smuggler’s Cove has a new look.  The facility has been recently renovated and is now reopen for the season. The 1820 house is also serving food from 7:30 A.M. until 9 P.M.

    Congratulations to Brad and Danielle Betts on the opening of their new art gallery on Route 27. The Down East Gallery features not only Brad’s artwork but also many other local artists’ work including the tapestries created by Cilla Alden and stone sculptors by Dick Alden. Sam Betts will display his furniture and wooden bowls and brother Ben will perform his music. Danielle is hoping to expand her existing small vineyard from its current location to the new property.

    Have a great week!

  • July 17, 2017 2:05 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Weekly Activities July 17-23 

    Maryellen Bertrand to oceanpointersshow details

    Monday  July 17  Yoga 8:00


    Tuesday July 18 Senior Exercise 9:30   Kids Arts and Crafts 4:00  Kids Field Games 5:00   Ladies Bunco 7 P.M.


    Wednesday July 19 Adult Tennis 9-Noon  Preschool Play Group  10:30-11:30   Kids Softball 5:00


    Thursday July 20 Kids Tennis Clinic 9-11  Senior Exercise 9:30   Adult Tennis Scramble 4:30-6:30


    Friday July 21 Kids Kickball 5:00


    Saturday July 22  Yoga with Lara 8:00   Porch Party 5:30  Bring an appetizer to share and beverage


    Sunday July 23 Chapel Service 9:30  Softball 11-1   Ball Game Grill 1:00 Bring a side dish salad or dessert


    Thanks to all who chaired and volunteered an activity last week:


    Kids Tennis Scramble and Pizza  Ginna Yerrall,Maureen Driscoll,Kathy Lindley

    Pasta Night  Barb,Lisa,Steph Slayton along with Jeff,Roger and Rich Slayton

    Memorial Golf Tournament   Link Brown


    Seacoast Mission Tours  Chapel Committee


  • July 09, 2017 11:40 AM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    There will be an Ultimate Frisbee for kids Monday July 10 at 7:00 P.M at the ballfield

  • July 09, 2017 9:36 AM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Monday July 10 Yoga 8:00


    Tuesday July 11 Senior Exercise 9:30  Kids Arts and Crafts 4-5  Kids Tennis Scramble and Pizza 5:00(No Field Games)


    Wednesday July 12 Adult Tennis 9-Noon  Kids Softball 5-6      PASTA DINNER  6:30


    Thursday July 13 Kids Tennis Clinic 9-11  Senior Exercise 9:30  Capture the Flag 7:00 P.M.


    Friday July 14 Kids Kickball 5:00


    Saturday July 15 Adult Tennis 9-Noon   Memorial Golf Tournament 8:00 


    Sunday July 16  Sunday Services Wilson Chapel Rev. Scott Planting,Director Maine Seacoast Mission Seacoast Mission tour from the dock. 



    Thank you to all who chaired and volunteered in the past weeks activities:

    Ginna Yerrall Kid's Game Night, Maureen Driscoll and Kate Lindley Ladies Porch Party, Donna Logan and Crew Food Sale and crew,Alex Hall and Crew Pancake Breakfast and Jonathan and Kate Dawson and crew Lobster Bake

  • July 07, 2017 3:19 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    July 6,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand

    The holiday weekend was a busy one at the Point and officially kicked off with the Horribles Parade, races for the kids and the first of two softball games.

    The first softball of the season was played Saturday with Team Yerrall defeating Team Bertrand 4-1. Michael Slayton knocked out a home run for the winning team.

    Thanks to Michael we now have a new supply of gloves, so thank you Michael.

    Sunday’s game found the Yerrall once again victorious by a score of 6-3. Gerry Plummer hit a home run and there were outstanding plays made by Joe and Danny Shea.

     The Chicken Barbecue was well attended with a sellout crowd as we were all treated to delicious chicken prepared by the pit crew. Thank you to all who volunteered to make this annual event a huge success. 

    Monday July 3 weekly activities will resume. Our new AD Nick Arno is making the transition from last summer to this summer as smooth as possible, thank you Nick.

    If you have not had the opportunity to meet Nick please go to the Casino and introduce yourself.

    Maureen Driscoll and Kathy Lindley are hosting the first Ladies Porch Party on Thursday evening at 5:30 at the Casino. You are asked to bring your beverage of choice and an appetizer to share.

    Friday morning July7 is the first of our bake sales, Donna Logan is chairing this activity and would like to remind folks to bring your food items to the Casino by 9 for pricing and then stay for coffee, donuts and good conversation. The sale begins at 9:30.

    Friday evening July 7 is the Ice Cream Social beginning at 7P.M. Again, come enjoy an ice cream sundae and good conversation. Ginna Yerrall is hosting this event and this is a change from the original date of July 14.

    Alex Hall and her crew will be serving up some delicious pancakes on Saturday morning July 8. From 8:30-10. This is always a great event and a great way to start your day.

    Saturday evening July 8 Jonathan Dawson invites all Ocean Pointers to a lobster in the rough dinner at Grimes Cove beginning at 6 P.M. Please BYO drink of choice as well as utensils, a chair if needed and a salad to share. Get your tickets early, as only 50 lobster tickets will be available. unlimited hot dogs will also be served. Please contact Nick at the Casino or Jonathan Dawson at 207-844-0419 to reserve your tickets.

    The Rev.Peter Panagore Minister, First Radio Parish Church of America, Portland, Maine, will conduct Sunday services July 9 at the Wilson Chapel; all are welcome.

    Link Brown is chairing the Memorial golf tournament on Saturday July 15 and the sign up sheet is at the Casino with information regarding the tournament. Sign up individually or with a foursome. Lunch is included in the price.

    As you can see next weekend will be a busy one, we hope that you will attend as many of the events as possible.

    Have a great week!

  • July 02, 2017 2:49 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Monday July 3 Yoga 8:00   Q&A with Architectural Committee  4:00  Nick's day off


    Tuesday July 4 Senior Exercise 9:30   Arts and crafts starts next week  No Field Games this week due to holiday


    Wednesday July 5 Adult Tennis 9-Noon   Kids Softball 5-6   Kids Game Night 7:00


    Thursday July 6 Senior Exercise 9:30  Kids Tennis Clinic 9-11    Ladies Porch Party (at Casino) 5:30 BYO and an appetizer


    Friday July 7 Food Sale 9:30-11(bring food items to Casino by 9)  Kids Scavenger Hunt 5:00     Ice Cream Social 7:00


    Saturday July 8 Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10  Adult Tennis 9- Noon     Lobster Bake Grimes Cove at 6:00(BYO,utensils chair if needed and a salad to share)


    Sunday July 9 Chapel Services 9:30   Sunday Softball 11-1 



    A huge thank you to all who worked the Chicken BBQ and to all of you for a great night!!

  • July 01, 2017 2:17 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    There is a change to the Activities Calendar. The Ice Cream Social scheduled for July 14 has been changed to July 7,the same time 7:00 P.M

    Please check the Casino bulletin board for any changes to the calendar.

  • June 29, 2017 8:40 AM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    June 29,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand

    Summer activities officially kick off this weekend beginning with the Horribles Parade Saturday July 1 starting on Van Horn Road at 9:30 followed by kid’s races and the first softball game.

     Later that evening please join us for the annual Chicken Barbecue to be held at the Casino.  Along with deliciously prepared Chicken, burgers will be offered too. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share and your utensils. Tickets will be on sale beginning Wednesday morning June 28 through Friday June 30 at the Casino from our new AD Nick from 8-11. Donna Logan who is charge of tickets will be selling from 4-5 on Friday June 30 and then again on Saturday morning before and after the parade or by calling her at 633-7202. Ticket prices are as follows: Adult chicken $12.Child $8. Burger tickets are $5.00 for all.

    Our traditional 4th of July events are always a fun-filled day for all Ocean Pointers so we hope to see many of you on Saturday.

    Sunday July 2 the Town Hall Meeting will be repeated for those who were unable to attend Memorial Day weekend or for those who wish to revisit any of the first presentation regarding design plans by the Architectural Committee. There was a large gathering in May and the committee hopes to have a large gathering this time as well.

    Rev. Wesley A.Smith, American Baptist Churches, USA (Ret.) Harvey Cedars NJ will be leading Sunday services at the chapel on July 2 beginning at 9:30,all are welcome.

    Mark Sunday July 16 on your calendars; as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the chapel, the Maine Seacoast Mission will be visiting with their ship the Sunbeam and will offer tours of the facility on Sunday afternoon, times to be announced.

    Daily activities at the Casino will be in full swing the week of July 3-8 with several activities planned. Senior Exercise will begin on Tuesday July 4 and then again on Thursday July 6 at 9:30.

    On Wednesday evening July 5 a Kid’s Game Night is planned for 7:00 and the first of the Ladies Porch Parties is Thursday evening July 6 at 5:30;bring your beverage and an appetizer.

     The Food Sale is Friday morning from 9:30-11:00;bring your food items to the Casino by 9:00. Saturday is a busy day with the Pancake Breakfast that morning from 8:30-10:00 and Lobster in the rough will be served on the beach at Grimes Cove at 6:00 P.M.Lobsters, clams, corn and dessert as well as hot dogs are on the menu.  Please bring your beverage, utensils, a chair (if needed) and a salad to share. The price for the lobster with all the fixings is $15. and hot dogs (2) with all the fixings are $5.00.  Tickets will be on sale at the Casino or by calling Jonathan Dawson at 207-844-0419 or jdawson@maine.rr.com, Lobster tickets are limited to 50 participants, hot dog tickets are unlimited.


    Thank you to the Activities Committee; Cookie Dana, Ginna Yerrall, Kathy Lindley, Donna Logan, Maureen Driscoll and tennis chair Susan Anderson for planning a wonderful summer of activities for all of us to enjoy. I hope to see you at many of these events throughout the summer.

    Have a great week!

  • June 22, 2017 5:50 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    June 22,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand

    Immediately following the long holiday weekend the Point once again went into quiet mode due in part to schools still in session, in another week or so we should be bustling once again.

    Our new AD Nick Arno is due to arrive next weekend and will officially begin work on Monday June 26 readying the Casino and the surrounding grounds for the summer’s activities. Nick’s hours will remain the same as last summer so please be sure to check the schedule at the Casino. Activities will commence on Thursday June 29.

    I would like to remind everyone that the Casino will be closed at 4:00 on the 30th to give the Activities Committee the opportunity to set up for the Chicken Barbeque which be held on Saturday July 1 at 6:30 P.M. Along with barbequed chicken, hamburgers will also be an option at this year’s event. Donna Logan is in charge of ticket sales and will be available on Friday June 30th at 4:00 at the Casino and immediately following the Horribles Parade on Saturday morning. You may also contact Donna at 633-7202 to purchase your tickets as well.  Tickets will be available from Nick at the Casino when he is on duty.

    Saturday morning July 1 the Horribles Parade will take place on Van Horn Road at 9:30 A.M. followed by the first softball game of the season.

    Chapel services will begin on Sunday June 25 led by Rev. Charles R. Carrick, Chaplain, Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA.

    Services begin at 9:30 A.M. and all are welcome to attend.

    This is of course a very special year not only for Ocean Point but also for the Wilson Memorial Chapel, as we will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

    There is exciting news from the Newell family, Gus and Barbara’s grandson Matt Robbins and his wife Kelly have just purchased the Corner Cottage from Pete and Barb Newell who recently purchased the cottage from the McKay family, welcome to Ocean Point Matt and Kelly.

    As was the case last summer, Sue Clark’s book,” Past Images of Ocean Point, Maine” is available for purchase at the East Boothbay General Store and the Ocean Point Inn or by contacting her directly at latitude43designs@hotmail.com. or 207-998-9169. Sue will once again be conducting a walking tour of Ocean Point at the end of July focusing on the Grimes Cove area; it’s a tour not to be missed!

    Have a great week!

  • June 09, 2017 2:11 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    David Butterworth sent this information on donating to the Fireworks Fund.

    Good Morning All,

    I did send an appeal to help close the funding gap for the fireworks.

    So far the effort and reward has been great. Some of you have already donated and we appreciate your support. Since this is the Community Fireworks Fund I am asking that you forward this email to your friends that enjoy the fireworks each year. What a great tradition to enjoy with family and friends. 

    We think this may be the last year that we have to make our pitch to the town's people. Next year the 3 towns have agreed to ask there respective budget committees to completely fund the shows.

    So please help by spreading the word.

    Thank you,

    Mark and Dianne 

    Community Fireworks Fund


    Donations go to:

    Communtiy Fireworks Fund

    Attn: Tom Woodin

    11 Howard St

    Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538



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