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Kindness & Compassion

This was published in the Provincetown Banner, our Media Sponsor: By Irene Rabinowitz, Helping Our Women   As we prepare for the 26th Annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, we look back at the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the Swim for Life’s emotional beginning.  We can all be proud of the […]

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Wendelin Glatzel: Taking Flight

A delicate insect with four translucent wings that hovers and darts in the summer air, and then vanishes. Not a bird, not a plane, but a Dragonfly. This seasonal icon – unlike the dreaded green fly, horse fly or the ubiquitous mosquito (which it feasts on) that imperil our outdoor adventures. – the Dragonfly appears […]

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2013 Swim poster

Here is the poster for the 2013 Swim – art by Wendelin Glatzel. Please copy, print, resend, like…. Thanks, Stay cool!

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26th Annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla Sept 7, 2013

Contact: Jay Critchley,      thecompact@comcast.net  Provincetown Community Compact The Provincetown Community Compact presents the  26th Annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla –           September 7, 2013. It’s been twenty-six years and $3M raised since the first Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla in 1988. From an intimate gathering […]

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25th Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla

Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla celebrates its 25th anniversary with a record-breaking event; 404 swimmers, 100+ boaters and 150 volunteers raise over $200,000 for AIDS, women’s health and the community; Joy Mc Nulty receives the David Asher Volunteer Award; Proclamations received from the Town of Provincetown and the House of Representatives of the […]

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Swim25: Joy McNulty Can’t Say No

  “I’m just a girl who can’t say no,” from the musical Oklahoma, could be Joy McNulty’s mantra – not to be confused with Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No. No. “Yes” is what she got when she moved here 40 years ago, and yes is what she says when the community comes beckoning. It was […]

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Sunday Boston Globe 9-2-12

Sunday Boston Globe 9-2-12

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Swim25: Symbiosis

“Living together of unlike organisms” is how one late 19th century scientist described the natural process. It was a time when Provincetown prospered from its relationship to the sea, the height of global whaling, with dozens of wharves embraced by the circular sweep of the arms of the harbor. And many “unlike organisms” thrived. Provincetown […]

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Swim25: 2,500 Prayer Ribbons

Like a migration of birds, once a year in the fall, brightly colored ribbons appear, at first unexpectedly. They flutter silently in the breeze, like birds on a wing, responding to the fluctuations of the wind – shiny and reflective. They are the Prayer Ribbons. Like the Swim for Life itself, the idea of the […]

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Swim25: After the Tsunami

State Troopers and their horses had left a couple of weeks before the 1989 Swim, invited to Town after an unmentionable sign in a quiet march for AIDS awareness sparked a tsunami in the community. The Carnival Parade was cancelled, but ACT UP members marched anyway. People were dying of AIDS. The fishing industry was […]

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