As you celebrate this special season may your heart be filled with joy and peace. May blessings of the holiday linger in your (boat) home and stay with you throughout the year.
Not long ago we received the news that our General Manager, Jerome Nickerson, would be leaving the marina to pursue other opportunities in Hawaii. J has been Gangplank Marina’s General Manager for a number of years. While we are sad to see him go, we certainly wish him well! Gangplankers gathered on “Laconic” for a farewell party on the night of December 21, 2015. (Photo credit: Melissa Wetzler) Thanks for… Read More »J’s Farewell Party
On a chilly winter night, as they do every year, Gangplank slipholders boarded their dinghies, kayaks, and SUPs, to spread Holiday cheer to all the liveaboard boaters. This year there were over 15 slipholders participating in Dinghy Caroling on the night of December 16th. Songs included “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Silent Night”, “Holly Jolly Christmas”, and more! View the full Flickr album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gpsadc/albums/72157662635500756
Gangplank Marina looked like a winter wonderland on December 5th for the 24th Annual Parade of Lights festival. Over 20,000 people attended The Wharf to view the in-slip decorated boats as well as the parade. Read more about the event here: http://www.wharfdc.com/press-media/the-wharf-announces-parade-of-lights-winners/ The Gangplank Marina in-slip winners: Best In-Slip – Kathy Heet, “Yellow Rose” 1st Place – Kelly Simon & Tashia McCarty, “Shannon’s Steal” 2nd Place – Joe Henderson, “Blue Skies”… Read More »Parade of Lights In-Slip Winners
This month’s “Peggie” winner is: Gary BlumenthalCongratulations and thanks for being a good neighbor, Gary! Nominations Kathy Heet – Always feeding everybody.Kathy Heet – 1) Tireless good cheer 2) Mysterious gifts and food showing up on all our bows 3) All the thankless work of GPSA this year.Kathy Heet – KH is always very generous. Among other things, she always offers me medicine when I’m sick and brings me free salsa all the time. If… Read More »November 2015 Peg Leg Award Results
Many Gankplankers attended the POWYC/CYC Annual Chili Cookoff. GPSA President Kathy Heet and board member Jason Kopp won 1st place (judge’s choice) with their chorizo chili and new Gangplank D-dockers Elizabeth and Patrick won 1st place (people’s choice) with their amazing chili.
The Peg Leg Award (AKA “Peggie”) was created in 2012 to recognize deeds that form the foundation of our community. The award is given in recognition of being a good neighbor. Why a peg leg? Because we live on boats! And because we think that a good neighbor often provides support beyond what we are capable of doing alone. The Peggie highlights the strong sense of community that makes living… Read More »Return of the “Peggie”
GPSA Parade of Lights Decorating Party on December 3rd! https://www.facebook.com/events/525085337656434/ GPSA is hosting a decorating party during Happy Hour on Thursday, December 3rd. This isn’t to take away from HH, but to encourage participants to stop over. The goal is to get as many boats decorated as possible for the 2015 Parade of Lights on December 5th. We will be providing pizza, mulled wine, music, and good company. So, if… Read More »GPSA Parade of Lights Decorating Party