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Service with a Smile

January 21, 2021 4:04 pm Published by

Service with a Smile by Jody Steele A long time ago, I remember going with my Dad to the “gas station” to get fuel, new tires, an oil change, or even to collect those “free” glasses when you “filled her... Read More »

Four Legged Life Coaches

October 28, 2020 8:17 am Published by

Four Legged Life Coaches by Mary Brady Man’s best friends, domesticated since prehistoric times, traveling companions for explorers and artists, thinkers and walkers and equally happy curled up by the fire and bounding through the great outdoors — dogs and... Read More »

Summer Reunion

October 12, 2020 2:53 pm Published by

Summer Reunion Legacy Members, who have a family history of enjoying the Club, are often the most enthusiastic rooters for everything ORC. Legacy Member Kerry Shannon, the daughter of longtime Equity Member Connie McAllister, has been coming to Ocean Reef... Read More »

The Story Behind the Buccaneer Island Bird Statues

September 18, 2020 4:12 pm Published by

The Story Behind the Buccaneer Island Bird Statues In the June 26, 2020 edition, the Ocean Reef Press featured an article titled “Stories Behind Ocean Reef Sculptures” where we asked Members to contact us with the history behind the bird... Read More »

Market News & Views

June 1, 2020 10:06 am Published by

Market News & Views By Gertrude Mann The Cheese Lover Good news for all cheese aficionados! The Market hosts a new purveyor – The Cheese Lover. Rosa Perez is the owner, and her business sells only in the Keys. The... Read More »

A Mother’s Day Whodunit

May 27, 2020 11:36 am Published by

A Mother’s Day Whodunit By Terry Baxter Jane Silverman gave me a jolt when she posted on Facebook that an anonymous gal sent her an orchid on Mother’s Day with a note saying “All You Need Is Love.” Sweet. Sweet... Read More »


May 12, 2020 10:27 am Published by

CABIN FEVER By Joan Birsh I’m a confessed doodler. Armed with a pencil and paper, I’ve been able to transform coronavirus days of “nothing to do” into a time of joyful artistic activity. I became a serious doodler, when from... Read More »

The Hummingbird I Held in My Hand

May 8, 2020 10:57 am Published by

The Hummingbird I Held in My Hand By Jim Leenhouts While I’ve had falcons on my arms and parrots on my fingers, I would wager few individuals have held any live bird cupped in their hands, let alone a Hummingbird.... Read More »


April 30, 2020 10:56 am Published by

CABIN FEVER SWEET STREAMS by Joan Birsh Streaming films and TV shows represents an invaluable distraction. But what to watch… I like lists. Not long lists (e.g. The 100 Most Popular Movies Ever). But short lists, like the one that... Read More »