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Friday, May 22, 2020

Offshore Sailing School’s founder and owners Steve and Doris Colgate, are offering free 2-hour sailing lessons for first responder/frontline healthcare workers and their families of up to five on Wednesdays in May from the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina on Fort Myers Beach, Fla. “We appreciate everything our selfless

tags: COVID-19, Education, Feel Good Story, Promotions & Giveaways, Sailing, South Coast

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

SkipperBud’s wants to provide those fighting on the front lines of this pandemic an afternoon on the water. SkipperBud’s Milwaukee location is donating 50 vouchers for free half day, weekday, pontoon boat rentals. The KK River is a wonderful way to see and experience downtown Milwaukee. SkipperBud’s Service Center

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story, Lake Michigan

Monday, May 4, 2020

We were anchored in a beautiful bay just a few kilometers northwest of Naples, Italy. We'd been there for over a week, waiting for some parts that were coming in from the States to repair our poor overworked generator after we'd picked up some bad fuel in Gibraltar. We’d been "out" from our last stop at our home base in

by: Bob Bitchin

tags: Feel Good Story, Lifestyle, Sailing, Travel

Friday, May 1, 2020

Brunswick Boat Group, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) is making a difference in the fight against COVID-19. Recently, BBG has donated 15,000 masks to first responders and hospitals in three different communities where Brunswick Boat Group manufacturing facilities are located. In addition, the business is utilizing its

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Chaparral Boats is excited to share that its parent company Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX), through The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation controlled and funded by Marine Products’ majority shareholder, is donating $100,000 to The Caring Place. In addition, Chaparral Boats has donated hundreds of N95 masks to local medical

tags: Charity, East Coast, Feel Good Story

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Brunswick Corporation, (NYSE: BC) and many of its businesses around the world are doing their part to help those on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. The Brunswick Private Foundation recently made a $50,000 donation to the Red Cross and Brunswick employees around the world are making personal donations that will also be

tags: Charity, COVID-19, Feel Good Story

Thursday, April 9, 2020

HydroHoist Boat Lifts, a leading manufacturer of marine equipment, announced today its subsidiary RotoMoldUSA has been contracted by Ongweoweh Corporation, of Ithaca, New York to produce critical medical material handling equipment. RotoMoldUSA will expand the focus of its rotational molding facilities to manufacture U.S. Food and

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story, Lifts & Hoists, Safety

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered American life and exposed critical weaknesses in our healthcare infrastructure, in particular a lack of quick response of manufacturing capacity for urgent medical supplies. As part of a badly-needed national mobilization effort to re-gear our economy to provide the vital tools needed to

tags: COVID-19, Feel Good Story

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

During these unsettling times, much comfort can be had from thinking of one’s happy place - we know for many of you that place is Bitter End. We also remind ourselves that life’s storms prove the strength of our anchors. The Bitter End family has been through a lot over the last fifty years; as a community, we will come

tags: Caribbean Islands, Environmental Impact, Feel Good Story, Yacht Club

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In 2007, when the Rotary Club of Cleveland was seeking a way to celebrate its 100th anniversary of service to the community and to those in need around the world, they agreed to become the Port Organizer for the 2010 Cleveland Tall Ships® Festival in coordination with the American Sail Training Association, now known as Tall Ships

tags: Education, Feel Good Story, Job Opportunites, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Sailing

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