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Friends of Pennekamp Completes First Major Project

March 10, 2021 5:58 pm Published by

Friends of Pennekamp Completes First Major Project By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Manager Featured above: The Friends of John Pennekamp organization installs 18 new mooring balls in Pennekamp Park. Last year, Ocean Reef Club partnered with the Ocean Reef... Read More »


Get the Buzz!

September 21, 2020 10:12 am Published by

Get the Buzz! by Jody Steele Living in a sub-tropical climate has its benefits and its drawbacks. So along with amazing sunsets, a profusion of flowering foliage, and a mild Winter weather there are a few annoying critters around. It... Read More »


Dive In

August 21, 2020 10:51 am Published by

Dive In by Jody Steele Some of the best entertainment anywhere is about a six mile cruise out of the main channel at Ocean Reef Club. Carysfort Reef is a magnificent four mile long reef of amazing coral, shallow waters,... Read More »


Carysfort Reef Five Years Later

August 3, 2020 1:25 pm Published by

Carysfort Reef Five Years Later By Richard Weinstein, Senior Vice President Membership  “It’s just so close to Ocean Reef” states our captain as he eases back the throttles and settles next to the anchor buoy at Carysfort Reef. That Captain... Read More »


Lobstering Rules to Remember

July 23, 2020 8:06 am Published by

Lobstering Rules to Remember By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant With Lobstermania and Mini Season quickly approaching (July 29 & 30), and the Regular Spiny Lobster Season beginning on Thursday, August 6, now is the time to familiarize yourself... Read More »


Fishing Lore

July 17, 2020 3:16 pm Published by

Fishing Lore “Dot.calm” by Jane Silverman Like many of us at Ocean Reef, I have spent the better part of a lifetime fishing. We all have vivid memories: the fresh salty scent of sea air, bluer than blue sky, the... Read More »


The Dive Shop Reboots Reef Cleanup Program

June 12, 2020 11:01 am Published by

The Dive Shop Reboots Reef Cleanup Program By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant The Dive Shop is open and excited to welcome Members back out to enjoy, appreciate and support the environment, after closing their doors in March... Read More »


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

May 1, 2020 10:24 am Published by

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Ocean Reef presents grant to Friends of John Pennekamp By Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant Last month, Ocean Reef Club, Ocean Reef Community Association, Ocean Reef Conservation Association, and the Rod & Gun Club presented... Read More »


Eco-Fair Educates on Unique Environment

March 16, 2020 8:14 am Published by

Nature Center’s Eco-Fair Educates on Unique Environment by Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant Last Saturday, March 7, the Nature Center sponsored the second annual Eco-Fair on Buccaneer Island. The Fair, spearheaded by ORC Naturalist Jeanette Rivera, was designed... Read More »


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