Countdown to Fun!


We are so excited to be in the final days of preparation for our 2015 reunion! It’s going to be a great event, with lots of opportunity for fun, sharing and relaxing!

The planning committee has been working tirelessly to update and refine the agenda to balance family time with free time and to offer you lots of opportunities for good times for all. Please find the final updated agenda under the agenda tab.

Here’s how TripAdvisor describes the weather on Cape Cod in August :
“July and August are the best months to enjoy the beaches of the Cape Cod area. The weather is generally warm enough for swimming but not so hot or humid that it gets uncomfortable. The days average high temperatures of around seventy five degrees.” Apparently, the average high is 73 and average low is 57.

Here’s how Jenn Gardella would describe the weather on Cape Cod in August: HOT and HUMID!

What to Pack:

  • Materials that might interest or amuse your fellow Richards family members (for example: genealogy data, photo albums, song books, historical documents, slides of your vacation, hilarious pictures of your relatives, especially from the 70’s) (We will have an LCD projector and laptop that can be used to project, so feel free to bring digital pictures)
  • One outfit for the family photo consisting of: a white shirt (any white shirt; could be a dress shirt/linen or plain white T shirt or anything in between, but without colors and without print) and denim bottoms (jeans, jeans shorts, or other blue pants or skirt)
  • yoga mat, if you want one. Cindy has volunteered to lead any of us in yoga, as desired!
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • flashlight (or the light on your smartphone)
  • light jacket for the whale watch. Fresh ocean air can be cool.
    …and whatever else you need

Please check in at the front desk of the resort on Monday, August 3rd. The reunion committee is planning on being there some time around 10 AM. We’ll be around to greet you any time after that. Our cell phones are listed below. Feel free to call any one of us when you get in (although cell phone reception on the Cape is not great).

If you have any questions about getting to the resort or other related activities, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the reunion planning committee members.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Ahoy! Thar she blows!

whaleThe whale watch was a popular choice on our family reunion survey, and 22 of us have already signed up for tickets! Don’t miss out on the whale watch! Sign up by Sunday, June 14th to join us.

We plan to go on Thursday, Aug 6, departing Provincetown on the 1:00 or 1:30 boat, returning to dock at 4:00-4:30, then back to Ocean’s Edge. We will be using people’s cars to get to Ptown (~ 45-60 min drive), not a bus or van, so people can go early and explore Ptown, or just meet us at the dock in time to board the boat.

To sign up:
1) Log into your reunion registration account – use the button at the bottom of the page in the registration tab
2) under each person’s name, click on Agenda and select the whale watch, and add to your account. Do this for each person in your party.
3) check out and pay

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See the new “Agenda” tab above for a quick peek at the week’s agenda!

Check out the week’s agenda for a glimpse at all of the great activities that have already been planned for our week on the Cape.

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Reunion dates:

Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7, 2015

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Hello Family!

We’re excited to announce that registration is now available for the 2015 Richards Family Reunion on Cape Cod, Massachusetts!

Please visit the Registration page to hold your spot now. The options for housing are listed under registration, and we ask that you adhere to the following schedule:

• Deposit 1* by May 31, 2014
• Deposit 2 by October 31, 2014
• Deposit 3 by May 31, 2015

*The first deposit should be at least $100 per person to hold your place.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the following committee members:

Jennifer Richards Gardella at Email or cell: 617-640-1578

Anne Richards Fogarty at Email or cell: 774-392-0780

Lee Fertitta at Email or cell: 516-578-0258

Stefanie Fertitta at Email or cell: 516-578-9516

– The 2015 Richards Family Reunion Committee

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Be sure to complete our family reunion survey to select your preference for location and dates!

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Welcome to Cape Cod!

Planning for the Richards Family Reunion 2015 is underway…history14

We are planning a wonderful and unique experience on Cape Cod in Massachusetts in July or August of 2015. We’re just in the initial planning stages for this event, so please continue to visit this site for updates and news. We can’t wait to see you there!