Juniper and McKown Points Column: Pancakes, chowder and more

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:45am

Days are a bit shorter; the Yacht Club’s sunset cannon shot reminds us of this every evening. The columns will be growing shorter also; please provide some fodder.

Your corespondent’s apologies to anyone who showed up at the Pancake breakfast last Sunday rather than Saturday; I had it wrong in the column and if you did miss the Saturday breakfast because of the reporting error, I’ll treat you to pancakes this weekend. Many must have followed the JPVIS email instructions, however, because at 9:20 the tennis committee was scrambling to make another batch or two.

The tennis exhibition match that followed had Dave and Susan playing to defend their win last year against Dave’s friends Jeff Davis and Blake Wayman. This time, Dave reports, “Jeff and Blake played tough and won, 6-1, 6-2.” Thanks to everyone for supporting this annual event.

The Juniors did a bit better hosting Christmas Cove last Thursday. They capped off the season with another victory and an undefeated season.

Mini golf and ice cream at the Dolphin course last week brought out 15 Juniors. Oliver Mansourian had the lowest score. Every Sunday night there is an ice cream social for Juniors at the Community House. Movie night is Tuesday.

Last summer, a new event was introduced which turned out to be a hit: the JPVIS chowder cook off. On Saturday, Aug. 17, chowder cook off champion Bob Stuart and “people’s choice award” winner Gur Mitzafon will be defending their titles. Our judges Kate Culbert and Terry Paetzold will have the final say over who will have the bragging rights this year. The number of entries for the cook off will be limited to 10 due to the capacity of our Community House. Please send an email to to enter a chowder. Tickets to sample the chowders and vote for your favorite chowders will be $15 for adults, and $5 for children.They will be sold at the door. Please bring your own beverage of choice. We look forward to seeing you at the JPVIS community house at 5:00pm.

On Thursday evening, Aug. 15 at 7, Patti and John Gillies are again hosting a JPVIS story night at their yellow cottage across from the Community House. Come learn about JPVIS’ history and how we all got here. Light refreshments served.

Did you know that there is a Lost and Found shelf in the Community House, on the bookcase by the men’s room? There are lots of water bottles, caps, shirts. All will be either donated or tossed in October so take a look. And above is a book swap – two rows of titles so far. Is a summer book club in the future?

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