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    Letter from FRA President

    Dear Fellow Fortunes Rocks Association Members, It is hard to believe the 2020 Fortunes Rocks Association summer season is just a few weeks away. The membership renewal process is progressing well. Barbara Ryan informs me that more than 90 families have already renewed their membership. The deadline for renewal is Monday, June 15.  After that we will invite families from the wait list to join until we reach our membership limit of 115 families.  Bonnie Buechs advises me there are twelve families on our membership wait list, so if you intend to renew your membership, please do so soon, so you don’t fall off the membership roster. (If you are not planning to renew,…

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    Member Update July 22, 2019

    Happening THIS week! 1.  Tuesday, July 23, 5 pm, FRA Clubhouse:  TOMORROW! Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound: FRA Travel Club: European River Cruises.  River cruises have become an enormously popular way to experience the great scenic, historical, cultural and culinary delights of Europe. In this year’s session, several FRA members with European river cruise experience will provide a nuts and bolts perspective on what these tours are like, what to look for in choosing a tour, and how to get the most from the ones you choose. This session is FREE and open to all, AND there’s rumors of samples of a German white wine and a rose from Portugal. The session will allow ample time for Q and A.  …

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    Fortunes Rocks University

    ANNOUCNCEMENT OF FRA UNIVERSITY 2019 SUMMER EVENTS Dear FRA Neighbors, Fortunes Rocks Association University (FRAU) wishes to announce the dates and venues for the three additional events we are holding this Summer of 2019. (The fourth event, the July 11th Walking Food Tour of Downtown Biddeford, quickly sold out.) 1.  Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound: FRA Travel Club: European River Cruises.  When:  July 23rd , 5 p.m. Where: FRA Clubhouse River cruises have become an enormously popular way to experience the great scenic, historical, cultural and culinary delights of Europe. In this year’s session, several FRA members with European river cruise experience will provide a nuts and bolts perspective on what these tours are…

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    Biddeford Foodie Walking Tour SOLD OUT

    ANNOUNCING FRA UNIVERSITY’S DOWNTOWN  BIDDEFORD FOODIE WALKING TOUR JULY 11TH 2:30 PM As many of you are aware, downtown Biddeford is experiencing a surge of renewal activity. This revival has included the opening of new restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, distilleries, manufacturers, and specialty shops offering products ranging from wood-fired bagels to gourmet ice cream and fine wines.  This walking tour invites FRA members to explore a sample of these newer establishments. Seven stops to tempt your taste buds! We’ll meet July 11that Yeto’s, 299 Main Street in Biddeford, for our first taste at 2:30 p.m.  From there, we’ll venture to newly opened Lorne Wine for an exploration of organic and…

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    FRA President’s Letter 2019

    Dear Fortunes Rocks Association Members, It is hard to believe the kick off for the 2019 Fortunes Rocks Association summer season is less than two weeks away.    Membership renewal went well.  Thank you for responding promptly and thank you Barbara Ryan who headed the membership renewal process.  All but three members have renewed for 2019.  We will invite families from the waiting list to join until we reach our membership limit.  Bonnie Buechs advises me there are six families on our membership waiting list. 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for the Association.  We will, of course, continue to hold our socials on the fourth Saturday of June, July and August.  Our thanks…

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    Labor Day Week Member Update

    Sadly we are getting toward the end of the season although the weather certainly suggests otherwise.  There are still some great events coming up this week & next! Tonight!  FORTUNES ROCKS UNIVERSITY GENEALOGY SESSION at the clubhouse, 5pm. Ray & Jeff are doing a second family genealogy session Saturday, September 1, NOON:  FRA Labor Day Cookout!  Bring your beach chairs & gear, something to grill and a dessert to share.  Wine, beer, soda and grills provided. Email Jim to RSVP  at:   jimoleson57@gmail.com September 8, 5-7pm:  Seeds of Hope 10 year anniversary celebration! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Hot News! Congratulations to Dot Starkweather and Jean Whitehurst for winning the legendary…

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    Upcoming Events August & September

    Sunday, August 19th 7pm: The Inns and Hotels of Biddeford Pool and Fortunes Rocks.  Click here for post. August 28, 5pm: FRA University, Genealogy part 2! In July, Jeff Leman and Ray Leavitt held a well-attended and very informative talk about their genealogy adventures.  Ray and Jeff will conduct a second family genealogy session this time focusing on providing other FRA members the opportunity to discuss their family research stories.  Please plan to attend, Tuesday, August 28th, 5:00 pm at the clubhouse. Please bring your family genealogy story. For questions, please call John Redman at 301 807 1742. August 25, 10am: General Membership Meeting August 25, 6pm: Final Social! August 26,…

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    Labor Day FRA Beach Cookout Saturday, September 1, 12 pm

       They’re Back….Come Join Bill Murray and Jimmy Oleson Once Again for the 2018 FRA Labor Day Weekend Beach Cookout    Date: Saturday, September 1st (rain date: Sunday, September 2nd)  Cookout: Starts at 12 noon and ends at 3pm (bar closes and clean-up begins) stay as long as you wish  Tides: low tide 9:42 am – high tide 3:50 pm  FRA will provide: two gas grills as well as appetizers, salads, beverages (beer, wine, soda, and water), cups, plates, and napkins.  What you should bring: food to grill for you and your family, grilling tools, table, chairs, sun lotion, and a desert that can be shared.  Cost: No charge for…