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February 8th, 2021 Kite Newsletter

Brrr!!! It is one heck of a winter weather storm hitting the home offices of Fortuna Found. It is hard to get outside and fly kites, and with all of the indoor places being closed still thanks to the Covid Pandemic, it is hard to find places to enjoy kites. Good news is that there is beautiful weather ahead. So for now we are staring at beautiful kite photos, and connecting with some of our favorite kite folks around the world. Perhaps one of the coolest things is an amazing chance to grab a one of a kind creation (through the Kite Auction, see below). The Kite auction has over 40 unique handcrafted beautiful pieces. You should check it out, even if you don't bid, it is a wealth of inspiration!


If you have any ideas, suggestions, or general feedback let me know at

Make sure to check out out the Kites Fighting Cancer auction going on this week! With over 40 amazing kites from around the world, and all for a great cause.

Check out this beautiful edit of Kite-Landboarding by FlySurfer on the beaches of the Netherlands.

The folks at the American Kitefliers Association have spruced up their website. Give it a whirl at

Don't Destroy your Revolution Kite: 5 Tips

We're Open: Gift of Wings continues to provide fun amid the pandemic

Selling kites started as a way to get Scott Fisher off the ground and into the skies.

"I needed to figure out a way to pay for my flying lessons, and I did that. But after a while the hobby became a career," says Scott.

Scott opened Gift of Wings, first in Veterans Park, then later in Franklin and Greendale.

"Veterans Park, for example, is in the top 10 best kite-flying parks in the united states," says Scott.

Local man, his colorful kites are fixtures in local parks

ALPENA — It took a heart attack to get Robert Eisenman to pick up a kite string.

Now, 30 pounds lighter, the Alpena man has flown his way to better health and become a fixture in Alpena parks as the man on the other end of a kite.

As Eisenman readied a bald eagle kite for flight at the Alpena Small Boat Harbor on Tuesday, he wondered why more people don’t fly kites.

He resumed the hobby he’d loved for years as a way to get exercise after he was diagnosed with heart trouble in spring. Kites were scarce in Alpena, he said, but he began collecting them from online sites, amassing a collection of about 15 high-quality kites that he flies almost every day in Alpena parks.

Eisenman has become a recognizable figure in the city, with passers-by greeting him by name as he tugs and adjusts the lines that tether whirling kaleidoscopes and fantastic creatures to the earth.


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