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Generations of Diving

September 9, 2020 3:40 pm Published by

Generations of Diving by Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant When the Coronavirus derailed summer plans, Alice and Trig Horton’s grandchildren, like many others around the country, wondered how they were going to spend their summer. With camps, jobs... Read More »


August 10, 2020 1:46 pm Published by

MEMBERABILIA Coping with COVID By Joan Birsh ORC in the Time of the Virus This spring many Ocean Reef resident Members, who usually depart after Easter, chose to stay later. The “shut-down” of the Club offered a temporary safe option... 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 »

Going the Distance

May 11, 2020 11:27 am Published by

Going the Distance By Jody Steele The Academy at Ocean Reef is well in to Distance Learning at all grade levels from PreKindergarten through Eighth Grade. Jerome Murphy, Head of School, explained how the students began on March 24th and... 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 »

A Dog’s Life

April 22, 2020 10:05 am Published by

A Dog’s Life By Terry Baxter During my home confinement, I gained twelve pounds – overnight! No, it is not the home cooking, I am the same svelte, dashing figure that I have always been. It’s that we welcomed a... Read More »

The Sun Will Come Out

April 2, 2020 9:56 am Published by

The Sun Will Come Out By Terry Baxter I am sitting on my lovely patio at 121 Marina practicing my social distancing. I have been washing my hands, first advocated by Ignaz Semmelweis in 19th century Vienna (I am not... Read More »

Happy Anniversary Dog Park at Ocean Reef

March 27, 2020 12:07 pm Published by

Happy Anniversary Dog Park at Ocean Reef by Holly Houser, Ocean Reef Press Editorial Assistant It’s no secret, Ocean Reef loves its dogs, which is made evident by our annual Blessing of the Animals celebration, monthly Yappy Hours in season,... Read More »

Life List

March 17, 2020 3:03 pm Published by

Life List by Harold Brewer Serious birders keep a record of the various species that they have seen. The record can be as simple as checkmarks on the pages of a bird guide. Or the record can be detailed accounts... Read More »

Wonders of the Water Garden

March 9, 2020 8:16 am Published by

Wonders of the Water Garden by Terry Baxter, Member Since 2002 Sometimes there actually are silver linings. In 1993, Hurricane Andrew devastated Ocean Reef. But amid the chaos and debris, the seeds of Ocean Reef as we know it were... Read More »