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A Gem For Carysfort Kitchen

August 27, 2021 8:45 pm Published by

A Gem For Carysfort Kitchen Chef Betania Salles has moved from Gianni Ristorante to become the Chef de Cuisine of Carysfort Kitchen. After opening Gianni in December of 2014, Chef Betania has led Members through an elegant experience of authentic... Read More »


A Celebration of Associate Milestones

July 12, 2021 1:30 pm Published by

A Celebration of Associate Milestones By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager Honoring the commitment of longtime Ocean Reef Associates is a wonderful annual Club tradition, and all the more important given the difficult times experienced over this past year.... Read More »


Associate Spotlight: Paola Knapp

February 24, 2021 2:36 pm Published by

Associate Spotlight: Paola Knapp by Gertrude Mann Ocean Reef is a community of people with fascinating life stories. This is true for Members and Associates alike. I sat down with Paola Knapp, a young woman who teaches yoga at the... Read More »


Mike Leone Named New ORC Director of Golf

October 16, 2020 1:17 pm Published by

Mike Leone Named New ORC Director of Golf By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager The Club is excited to congratulate Mike Leone in his new role as ORC Director of Golf. Mike Leone has been a part of the... Read More »


Employee Spotlight: Officer Neal King

April 29, 2020 9:57 am Published by

Employee Spotlight: Officer Neal King By Gertrude Mann Officer Neal King, Ocean Reef’s Public Safety Coordinator, has been a paramedic for 40 years. Trained in his home state of Tennessee, he came to Ocean Reef 21 years ago and has... Read More »


Associate Spotlight: C Koconis

April 16, 2020 2:38 pm Published by

Associate Spotlight: C Koconis by Sarah A. Cart C (short for “Cynthia”) Koconis has been a familiar and beloved face at The Spa at Ocean Reef ever since being hired as its first massage therapist. But this was not her... Read More »


Associate Spotlight: Gemma Matthews

April 9, 2020 9:52 am Published by

Associate Spotlight: Gemma Matthews by Gertrude Mann Gemma Matthews, born and raised in the UK, is a talented and creative Associate. She has been serving our community for over 20 years. Gemma’s portfolio of responsibility includes all stores in the... Read More »


Fresh Ideas From Chef Betania

March 4, 2020 3:23 pm Published by

Fresh Ideas From Chef Betania by Terry Baxter, Member Since 2002 The pasta ladies of Bari, Italy, set up their tables as the sun rises. They line up on the cobblestone street in front of their homes, telling stories, singing,... Read More »


Two Hats, One Mission

February 26, 2020 11:03 am Published by

Two Hats, One Mission by Gertrude Mann, Member Since 1974 Keith Young explains that his enthusiasm for his work as CEO of the Medical Center at Ocean Reef and Foundation and as a volunteer Chairman of the Board of New... Read More »


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