News from the Beach
July 25, 2016
KBIA Summer traditions

This past Saturday, we had a wonderfully full weekend of KBIA festivities, including the July Watersports, Awards & BBQ, and the Seaside Celebration.  Our most important and meaningful tradition is to give out ribbons and wedges to many smiling and encouraged children. The Seaside Celebration crowd was treated to a spectacular show over the cove as thunderstorms paraded through ending with a gorgeous sunset.  Moving into the second half of the summer season, we are looking forward to the Reid Sacco Family Regatta, one last Cove Walk, weekend sailing & kayaking, movie nights, and so much more!
Honoring our children
July award-winners named
We have many children here who excel in their areas of special interest, and we honored them at Saturday’s awards ceremony with KBIA “wedges.”  For children we saw go “above and beyond,” we awarded the traditional silver-ware that has a permanent home in our office.  Their names will be engraved, forever a part of our KBIA history.  This year’s July award-winners include:
  • Alex Sullivan and Will Morris for the Comelia C. Smith Award for staff
  • Sophia Duncan for the Feldman Award for the arts
  • Ainsley Burr for the Sisters Gerald & Vincent Art Award for the arts
  • Griffin Lament for the Keeper of the Cove Award
  • Griffin Lament for the Friendship Cup
  • Virginia Kozikowski for the Griswald Cup for tennis teaching
*All KBIA children receive participant ribbons.  If you did not pick them up after the awards, and would like to do so, please check the office.  We also have a number of “wedges,” or plaques for our award-winners not present on Saturday!
Seaside Celebration
Friends, artwork, and a whole lotta fun
A few thunderstorms rolling through didn’t keep members and friends from gathering for Saturday’s ninth annual Seaside Celebration.  Weathering the storms inside the ‘Adventures Tent’ with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction, gave way to breathtaking views over the cove and even a rainbow.  Beautiful artwork was put on display by the Heartwood College of Art to be purchased by some very lucky patrons.  It was a grand time to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy the evening, all by a spectacular setting by the sea!  

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Seventh Annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta
Join Us!
Sailors and spectators alike are invited to KBIA’s seventh annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta on Saturday, August 6th.  The day starts at 11 AM with a skipper meeting, followed by sailing at 11:30 AM.  Interested participants should register in the office to reserve a KBIA boat or bring their own boat to launch between 285 and 292 Beach Avenue.  Due to the shallow nature of the cove, even at high tide, sailors should use an Opti, Laser, Taz, or Chickadee watercraft.
A $10 suggested donation per sailor will benefit the Reid Sacco Foundation.  The regatta honors a longtime KBIA student and instructor who died of sarcoma at age 20 in 2005.  For information on the Reid Sacco Foundation, visit   
This week at KBIA
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM, $7. (Ages 7-12)

TUESDAY TWEEN NIGHT: Cookout & Pool Party (Bowling & Pizza if bad weather). 6 to 9 PM. $26. (Ages 11-12)
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: “Monsters University,” Rated G, 7 to 9 PM, $7. (Ages 4-10)
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT: Trip to OOB Arcade, kids will be provided with food & game money.  6 to 9PM. $26. (Ages 13+)
*Please preregister for all the above events at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and/or admission fees.
**Registration for movie night is limited to 55 children, and registration for movie night at the office closes at 4PM the day of the movie or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!

Saturday, July 301 to 3 PM. $10 per family, open to the public.
Sunday, July 31…9 AM to 12 PM. Free to members, bring a life jacket and closed-toe shoes.
Sunday, July 31…9 AM to 12 PM. $250 per family for a 3-hour sail, one family at a time, register at the office.
OPEN SAIL/KAYAK: 11 AM to 3 PMSaturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd
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