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  • May 29, 2017 12:03 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Hi Everyone,

    Just a reminder to send your news for June 8 column. No column on June 1 due to early deadline.

    Thanks


    Maryellen

  • May 25, 2017 4:44 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    May 25,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand

    Those of us fortunate enough to be at the Point this past weekend were treated with truly spectacular weather, bright blue skies, calm seas and plenty of sunshine; a recipe for a great weekend.

    The floats have been towed to the dock and are waiting to be reconnected and boats are beginning to reappear on their moorings. The Inn is scheduled to reopen on Friday May 26 for dinner and breakfast will be served beginning Saturday; the East Boothbay General Store is now open on Sundays.

     There is important news regarding the defibrillator that hung at the Casino; it has been moved to the Inn in order to accommodate both Ocean Pointers and Inn guests in the event it is needed. The defibrillator will be installed just outside the lobby door next to the vending machines.

    Tom McGonegal has turned on the Wi-Fi at the Casino for those who need access to the Internet; Tom cautions everyone that it is not a secured site.

    Tom and Tish shared a joyful occasion with their family recently; their grandson Brendan received his first Holy Communion. Brendan is the son of Tom and Alexa.

    After a challenging winter for Jean and John Webster they also shared some happy events; three of their grandchildren recently graduated. Ethan graduated from George Washington University, his sister Nicole graduated from Pierce High School in Dallas and will be attending the University of Kansas majoring in Art. Nicole was selected as a top ten emerging artist in the Dallas area. Both Ethan and Nicole are the children of Stephen and Theresa Webster.

     Their cousin Ava has graduated from Kirkwood High School in St. Louis and will enter Tulane University in the fall. Ava was Editor in chief of her high school yearbook. Ava is the daughter of Kim (Webster) and Michael Godsy.

    Kelsey Bennett graduated from The University of New England receiving her Master’ Degree in Occupational Therapy with inter-professional education honors distinction.  Congratulations to all of our Ocean Point graduates who have accomplished so much in such a short time.

    Please plan on attending our Town Hall Meeting on Sunday May 28 beginning at 4. Nick Arno our new AD and his wife Karen will be here to meet Ocean Pointers so come a bit early to introduce yourself.

    I hope to see many of you this weekend, travel safe and have a great week!

  • May 07, 2017 10:54 AM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Just a reminder to send me your news for the May 11 edition. Deadline for submitting to Register is mid day Monday.

    Thanks,

    Maryellen

  • May 04, 2017 6:56 AM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    May 4,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand

    Ocean Point is beginning to come alive as residents return to open for the season; town businesses closed for winter are reopening as well. I noted the reopening of Harborside Tavern in last week’s column and I will repeat that information in this week’s column.  Harborside will open on Thursday May 4 serving dinner only. Then on Friday May 5th lunch and dinner will be served and on Saturday and Sunday May 6 and 7 breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available. Harborside Tavern will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for the month of May serving lunch and dinner Wednesday through Friday only. However, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be offered on weekends in May.

    The Ocean Point Inn is preparing for their reopening Memorial Day weekend serving dinner on Friday evening May 26. The crew was out there this past weekend putting finishing touches on the buildings and the grounds.

    This is the season for graduations; Both Beckett Slayton and Alex rush will graduate from their high Schools. Beckett Slayton son of Bob and Ann Slayton will attend Bowdoin College in the fall and Alex Rush son of Mark and Flor Rush will attend the University of Virginia. Jeff and Mary Hankinson’s son Stephen is graduating from Rutgers Medical School and will begin his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for the next 3 years. Congratulation to all of the graduates, we wish you great success in your future endeavors.

    Hattie Slayton will spend her junior year of high school studying in Spain.

    Liz and Dick Colten travelled to Milan Italy recently to visit with their son Gerry and their grandsons and then enjoyed a cruise down the Rhine River ending their trip in Amsterdam. They hope to be back at the Point soon.

    Have a great week!

  • April 27, 2017 7:55 AM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    April 27,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand

    There is great news this past week; Ocean Pointers are now able to return for the season thanks to the BRWD who worked diligently to resume seasonal water to not only Ocean Point residents but also all of the Boothbay area. Thank you for all your hard work and effort.

    In the off season we often think about our return date as I’m sure many of you do, so we were thrilled to learn that we could indeed return if only for a short visit.

     

    It was relatively quiet on Saturday due in part to the weather which was rainy and cold but car and foot traffic increased dramatically on Sunday as the weather turned more season-like.

    I’m sure residents will begin to return with the improvement of the temperatures.

    Fiona Dunlap and her partner Greg Warlo will be reopening Harborside Tavern for the season on Thursday May 4th serving dinner only on that day. Friday May 5th lunch and dinner will be served and on Saturday and Sunday May 6 and 7 breakfast, lunch and dinner will be offered. Harborside Tavern will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for the month of May serving lunch and dinner Wednesday through Friday. Full service will be available on weekends in May.

    Just as a reminder, please be sure to check out the new OP website and remember to join or renew your membership. Also, if you are not returning to the Point until Memorial Day weekend please plan to attend the Town Hall meeting on Sunday May 28 at 4:00P.M.There will be a presentation by the Architectural and Long Range Planning Committees at that time.

  • April 13, 2017 1:40 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    April 13,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand

    Finally we are experiencing some spring like weather which naturally creates a desire to return to Ocean Point. The BRWD has posted some information regarding seasonal water turn on so be sure to visit their website for updates in the coming weeks.

    It’s been a difficult winter for several Ocean Point families with surgeries, illness and loss of loved ones.

    Dianne Eakin reports that she visited with her brother Denny in Houston recently as he was experiencing congestive heart failure. Dianne reports that they had a wonderful visit and he is recuperating.

    Sadly on February 9 Marilyn Ross passed away peacefully at her winter home in Tucson, Arizona with her family by her side. Marilyn enjoyed spending her vacation time at Ocean Point with her husband Chris and their children Michael, Karen, Susan and Peter. Each year they would make the long journey by car from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to visit with the Ross family, Todd, Mary and Gail. Upon their arrival they wasted no time thoroughly enjoying every moment no matter what the activity.

    Marilyn loved walks around Ocean Point stopping to visit with friends along the way, a good game of cards and making jam with her sister in law Gail. She will be remembered as a kind, gentle and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, sister-in-law and friend who developed many creative talents throughout her life. Her family, friends and the Ocean Point community will certainly miss her.  Our condolences to her husband Chris, sons Michael and Peter, daughters Karen and Susan and their spouses as well as grandchildren Jack, Nate, Seth, Paige, Liam and sister in law Gail Ross.

    Please help me in welcoming the newest residents of Ocean Point, Shawn and Alicia Raymond from Houston, Texas. Shawn and Alicia have purchased the Peter Lewis cottage and are excited to be a part of our community.

    As I previously mentioned a new membership list is currently being created by Jen Klein along with a new website. I have had the opportunity to view the site and to actually post some information for all of you. The spring mailing will be sent out in 2 weeks and will include a letter from our president Matt Lindley, the 2017 summer activities calendar as well as information on accessing the new website and becoming a member. The new website is quite interactive and informative so be sure that you have your email information to Jen Klein before the mailing at jenkmaz24@gmail.com.

    Have a great week!

  • April 09, 2017 1:37 PM | Maryellen Bertrand (Administrator)

    Hi Everyone,

    Just a reminder to send your news for the April13 column

  • April 04, 2017 9:02 AM | Jennifer Klein (Administrator)

    Ocean Point Column

    March 30,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand


    March is quickly coming to a close and that is an indication that soon the seasonal water will be turned on and residents will begin to return to Ocean Point looking forward to summer and activities, it promises to be a busy one indeed.


     The AD Search Committee has some exciting news to share with all of you. Thanks to the selection committee chair, Alec Dun, as well as committee members Ginna Yerrall, Liz Holland and myself we were successful in hiring a great candidate for the AD position; Nick Arno of Westbrook Maine will be our new AD. Nick is currently employed by the Yarmouth School Department as an Educational Technician providing support to students in the classroom. He has experience coaching baseball and soccer at the Middle School level and is also a colleague of Ginny’s. He is very excited to be joining our community and meeting new friends, so welcome Nick.


    In a very informative letter from the Wilson Memorial Chapel President Stan Martin, Ocean Pointers are reminded that the chapel will mark its 100th anniversary this coming August.


    Rev. Wilson built our beautiful chapel in the summer of 1917 in memory of his wife, Janet and services have continued regularly each summer since that date.


    To commemorate this special occasion several activities will be held; The weekend of July 15-16 we will celebrate the 95th occasion of the Maine Seacoast Mission’ first visit to Ocean Point. The Sunbeam will be brought to the Point and will offer boat tours on Sunday of that weekend.


    On Sunday August 6 a remembrance service is planned at the chapel beginning at 1:30 with a reception to follow and all are welcome to attend.


    The chapel will also be included in this summer’s Home and Garden tour sponsored by the Garden Club to be held on July 21. 


    Please visit the new website for the chapel which will be up and running in early June at www.WilsonMemorialChapel.org.


    Along with the many activities planned by the Wilson Chapel, it will be a busy summer of Casino events as well. The Activities Committee has prepared a variety of activities for all ages and all interests and it is not to late to volunteer to chair an activity or join in to assist in one.


    The Spring Mailing will be sent out electronically as it was last year so it is imperative that your contact information is correct. Please notify Jen Klein of any changes to your email address as she continues to update the membership list.

    I enjoy hearing from Ocean Pointers who are willing to revel their special memories of summers at Ocean Point.  Bruce Lewis and his family spent many of those summers at the Point and still maintain many friendships.

    In a recent email he expressed his personal feelings regarding Ocean Point and shared that he and his wife Hona take a ride to the Point each month for what he describes as “that magical Ocean Point injection” which he claims just never goes away. I’m sure that all of us agree with that feeling, it certainly is our special place.


    Have a great week!


  • March 28, 2017 3:48 PM | Jennifer Klein (Administrator)

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Ocean Point Column March 23 2017


    Ocean Point Column

    March 23,2017

    By Maryellen Bertrand


    Happy Spring to everyone, it certainly didn’t feel that way last week as March came roaring in with snow and cold.


    Connie Saindon enjoyed the snow on the slopes of Mammoth Mountain and reports that her 3-ski trip to the area was a success; the mountain has not experienced that amount of natural snow in many years. 


    March is one of our favorite months not only does spring and daylight saving time arrive but also March Madness. We are college basketball fans and look forward to the start of the tournament every year however, like many of you our brackets have experienced major upset so now we must rethink our final four predications, the rest of the tournament should be exciting! 


    Ocean Point has experienced it’s own March Madness. Some of our younger residents have had successful basketball seasons.  Congratulations to Jonathan and Luke Yerrall and their teammates who were victorious in winning the Wilton CT. basketball championship.


     Kevin Rush’s CYO basketball team from Salem MA. were undefeated all season and qualified for their state tournament. They were successful in the first 2 rounds of the tournament easily beating both teams; but despite a hard fought game in the finals they were unfortunately defeated. Congratulations to Kevin and his teammates.


    Ginny Kern reports that she and Ted are doing well and are looking forward to summer and spending time at the Point. Their son Sam will graduate from Western Michigan University next month with honors and will earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Human Resources; congratulations to Sam. Their son Grant is busy in Portland and is employed by an engineering firm and daughter Jennifer is completing her first year at New England College. 


    Sadly Ginny will not be returning as our AD this summer and so we wish her all the best as she will take on a new summer position within her current school system.


    The AD search committee is working diligently to find a replacement for Ginny and is confident that they will be successful.


    Have a great week!


  • February 09, 2017 3:48 PM | Jennifer Klein (Administrator)

    Know someone who would be great as a summer Activities Director for Ocean Point?  Think you have what it takes to do the job?  

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