Our Blog

Categories for All

‘The Times, They Are A Changing’

May 5, 2021 12:48 pm Published by

‘The Times, They Are A Changing’ By Rev. Dr. Bob Henley For those of us who grew up in the sixties, the music of Bob Dylan provided the soundtrack for our lives. In 1964, the year I graduated from high... Read More »

Summer Vacation for Your Orchids

May 4, 2021 12:35 pm Published by

Summer Vacation for Your Orchids by Jody Steele Whether you leave The Reef in the summer or stay to enjoy those tropical breezes in the warmer months, your orchids that have given you so much joy during the Season need... Read More »

That Strange – Sounding Thing!

May 3, 2021 1:04 pm Published by

That Strange-Sounding Thing! “Nature Notes” by Nancy Zakon Several of you may have heard strange sounds, perhaps from the woods, or on the golf course…(endless possibilities) and wondered what they were. Hearing this sound also in my yard, I questioned... Read More »

Making A Difference: Jodi Betz

April 30, 2021 4:48 pm Published by

Making A Difference: Jodi Betz by Gertrude Mann In this community, there are many fascinating people, coming from so many different places, with a myriad of interests and lifestyles, and together this creates the fabric of our Ocean Reef. All... Read More »

Here Comes Summer!

April 23, 2021 5:54 pm Published by

Here Comes Summer! by Jody Steele   The “Unique Summer Camps” at Ocean Reef Club will include 24 different types of camps with three camps exclusively for the “big kids”, otherwise known as adults. The weekly line-up begins on June... Read More »

SEAL of Approval

April 16, 2021 4:02 pm Published by

SEAL of Approval “Dot.calm” by Jane Silverman It was a freezing morning. In London. Which means it was summer. I was tucked in bed in my Mayfair home and questioning myself, “could I? would I?” join a North Pole expedition... Read More »

The Happy Hawkers

April 12, 2021 8:55 pm Published by

 The Happy Hawkers by Harold Brewer Featured Above: A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Think about how difficult it is to reach out and catch a mosquito or fly in your hand. Now imagine you are flying at the speed of one of... Read More »


April 7, 2021 3:40 pm Published by

Incoming! “Dot.calm” by Jane Silverman It’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t Google or Zoom or “Like.” The reality of our collective new normal with telehealth, family zoom calls, online yoga and peloton classes, weddings and funerals would... Read More »

How We Got Here pt. 11

April 5, 2021 7:53 pm Published by

 How We Got Here by Mike Smith It was mid-September, 1695, hurricane season in Jamaica, when a 60-gun battleship, H.M.S. Winchester departed for England. As she rode the gulf stream current to the north, a severe storm blew her off... Read More »