Ocean Point Column: Tennis everyone!

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:00am

    I don’t know where the month of June went but it certainly passed quickly. It was a great month weather-wise and today Monday June 29 we are experiencing some much-needed rain!

    As each day passes more residents have arrived for the season and many are working remotely so they are able to be here for the entire summer.

    A good-sized crowd turned out last Saturday to cheer on the participants of the first tennis match on our new courts. Two members of the Tennis Committee, Susan Anderson and Rhea McGranaghan, as well as secretary of the Building Committee, Moira Simonds, and Lauren Palmer enjoyed a well-played match. The ladies all expressed how amazing it was to be able to play on the high quality Har Tru surface. Several people tried out the new pickle ball court. The courts are now officially opened and currently the sign up sheet rests on the edge of the porch. You must pay before you play.

    The Tennis Committee has compiled a list of rules for the tennis and sports courts that I believe will be posted at the Casino; please familiarize yourself with the rules and the dress code and address any questions regarding these rules to AD Andy Smith.

    A couple of reminders regarding our new Casino, this is still an active, working construction site so remember to stay off the porch and the surrounding construction area until the project is completed.

    Our 4th of July festivities will begin on Saturday beginning at the Grimes parking lot at 9 a m. Please access the lot from Middle Road, not Shore Road so we can avoid traffic issues. Please decorate your car and participants can dress in costume.

    We will drive to the Casino and pull into the ball field for the dedication ceremony which will consist of opening remarks, the Invocation, the revealing of the Donald Demers painting and tours of the facility. Remember to wear your mask. It promises to be an exciting day here at the Point!

    We should have a revised version of our activities schedule this weekend. The Activities Committee is working diligently to plan as many of our activities as possible while practicing social distancing.

    Congratulations to Dana (Turpie) and Eben Wilson on the purchase of their new home on Lincoln Street in East Boothbay. They are excited to be back close to the water and Ocean Point as Dana is employed at Bigelow Lab and Eben is a self-employed lobsterman. Daughters Elise and Lettie are excited as well to be attending school in Boothbay in the fall.

    Enjoy the 4th of July activities with your family, have a safe holiday and a great week!