PELICAN C n e w s “All the news that fits” “All the news that fits” Volume XLI No. 4 Volume XLI No. 4 VE APRIL 2015 APRIL 2015 Special Events Special Events April 5 & 19 April 5 & 19 Movie Night Movie Night 7 p.m. – Pavilion 7 p.m. – Pavilion April 10 April 10 Cinema Club Cinema Club 7:30 p.m. – Pavilion 7:30 p.m. – Pavilion April 13 April 13 Cultural Event Cultural Event 8 p.m. – Pavilion 8 p.m. – Pavilion April 14 April 14 Writers Group Writers Group 7 p.m. – Harbor Club 7 p.m. – Harbor Club April 15 April 15 Kayak & Canoe Club Kayak & Canoe Club 4 p.m. – Harbor Club 4 p.m. – Harbor Club April 26 April 26 Social Club Social Club 5:30 p.m. – Wilbanks 5:30 p.m. – Wilbanks Complete Your PC Complete Your PC Survey Now! Survey Now! This is your opportunity for This is your opportunity for input into what happens in input into what happens incomPelican Cove to keep our Pelicanspecial. You can make munity Cove to keep our community special. investingmake a difference by You can 15 a difference by investing 15 to minutes of your time. A link minutes of your time. Athe PC the survey which is on link to the survey which is on the PC to website was recently emailed website was recently emailed to all owners with email addressall owners If youemail addresses on file. with do not have es on file. If you a hard have of internet access, do not copy internet access, a hardin the of the survey is available copy the Office. is available in the PC survey PC Office. Merry Gerber and Jean Germain in front of Merry’s painting, “Abundance”. Jean is a founder of the first PC Art Show in Merry Gerber and Jean Germain 1983 (Jack Livingston photo) in front of Merry’s painting, “Abundance”. Jean is a founder of the first PC Art Show in 1983 (Jack Livingston photo) nd nd The 32 The 32 Annual Art Show Shines with Talent Annual Art Show Shines with Talent By Jane Freund and Cheryll Glowacki By Jane Freund and Cheryll Glowacki This year’s Art Show was bigger than ever, asThis year’s Art Show was bigger than ever, was evidenced by 146 artists exhibiting 254 as was evidenced by agreed that exhibiting was art works. Everyone 146 artists the talent 254 art works. Everyone agreedour amazing amaastounding, with works by that the talent was astounding,shining alongside impressiveamateur artists with works by our amazing pieces teur artists shining alongside impressive pieces by established professionals. by established professionals. Merry Gerber and her crew did a fabulous Merry Gerber and her photography and job hanging the paintings, crew did a fabulous job hanging the paintings, photography and other one-dimensional pieces in the Pavilion, otherDoug Barton’s group arranging the with one-dimensional pieces in the Pavilion, with DougJudy Kolkgroup arranging the were sculpture. Barton’s and Louise Rivera sculpture. Judythe creative display of three-diresponsible for Kolk and Louise Rivera were responsiblework. creative display of three-dimensional for the mensional work. INSIDE THIS ISSUE To the Editor...............2 Committee Doings................4 To the Editor...............2 Committee Doings................4 President’s Post.........3 Connie’s Corner................….5 President’s Post.........3 Connie’s Corner................….5 At the Harbor Club, Erlinda Rejino and the At Arts Group presented a colorful and the Fiberthe Harbor Club, Erlinda Rejino— and Fiber whimsical — show of a colorful — and often Arts Group presented quilts, wall hangoftenand other art pieces made from fabric and ings whimsical — show of quilts, wall hangings and other art pieces made from fabric and yarn. yarn. Lots of pre-show publicity and clever street Lots drew the crowds in, and close street signageof pre-show publicitywith cleverto 1,100 signage signing the guest in, with close to 1,100 visitors drew the crowds books at both venues visitors signing of the three-day at both venues over the course the guest books show. over the course of the three-daywith many It was fun to see the Art Show, show. It was fun to see the Artin the “Neighbors” familiar faces, featured Show, with many familiarof the Sarasota Observer. section faces, featured in the “Neighbors” section of the Sarasota Observer. The 2015 Art Show definitely benefited from The 2015 Art display spaces. The Harbor the upgrading ofShow definitely benefited from the upgrading of display(continued on page 8) spaces. The Harbor (continued on page 8) Meet Your Neighbor.............10 Meet Your Neighbor.............10 Classifieds......…...................15 Classifieds......…...................15
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APRIL 2015 2 PC NEWS MAY ISSUE DEADLINES Articles – FRIDAY, APRIL 17 This is a copy of the formal notice that was mailed to all owners on March 23, 2015, NOTICE OF THE CONTINUATION OF THE FEBRUARY 21, 2015 ANNUAL MEETING THAT WAS TEMPORARILY ADJOURNED AND WILL RECONVENE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015 AT 1:30 P.M. IN THE PELICAN PAVILION Advertising – MONDAY, APRIL 20 Lost & Found Don’t forget to check the lost and found boxes in the PC Office, Harbor Club, Wilbanks and Pelican Pavilion. Items not claimed for three months will be donated to a charity or disposed of. Editorial Staff Editor………………Alice Hawrilenko Features Editor…..Donna Anderson Cartoonist……...………Jean Gomoll Advertising……………Leslie Walter Proofreaders……………NEEDED Board Liaison……………Lisa Yellin Board President………Gary Gulden Remember to notify the PC Office when you are leaving for the season. Letters to the Editor: The Pelican Cove News will consider publishing letters to the Editor. When requested by the Editor or President, an Editorial Review Board composed of the Editor, the President, and three owners will judge the suitability of questionable letters or articles by majority vote. Letters must be no longer than 250 words. The editor may condense letters to save space, while preserving the essential substance. Letters must be signed and must not defame or malign individuals or groups. Letters that contain errors of fact will be returned to authors for correction, after which they will be considered for publication. AT 1618 PELICAN COVE ROAD, SARASOTA, FL 34231 This is a notice of the continuation of Pelican Cove’s 2/21/15 Annual Meeting that was temporarily adjourned and will reconvene on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm in the Pelican Pavilion at 1618 Pelican Cove Road, Sarasota, FL 34231. A notice was mailed to each owner, separately, as well. At the Annual Meeting, which began on February 21, 2015, following reports from some out-of-state owners that they had not received the Second Notice of Annual Meeting Packet, a vote was approved to adjourn the meeting until April 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm for the purpose of allowing owners who had not yet had an opportunity to vote on the proposed amendment to vote. This action was allowed by Section 3.8 of the Association Bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order. The purpose of continuing the meeting is to continue the business of the Annual Meeting, including the consideration of the proposed amendment to the Declaration of Condominium. Proxy holders will need to be present at the reconvened meeting in order to vote on the proposed amendment. If you are a proxy holder and you will not be present at the meeting, then you will need to authorize a substitute proxy holder who will be present at the meeting to vote for the proxies that you hold by signing the authorization at the bottom of the back page of each of the proxies that you hold. The proxies are at the office and can be faxed or emailed to you, if you need to authorize a substitute proxy holder. The General and Limited Proxies that were provided for the meeting that began on February 21, 2015 are valid for ninety days unless revoked or replaced by proxies that are signed and dated on a later date. The Association Attorney has indicated that if the proposed amendment is approved by the membership then all members will be governed by the new amendment, not just the owners who vote for the proposed amendment. The amendment will affect owners and future owners with regard to whom they can transfer ownership interest in a unit. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to promote resident ownership in the condominium rather than investment ownership for rental purposes. To the Editor The Pelican Cove Art Show placed first in the Florida State Art Competition as it won the prize for excellence and creativity. The PC Art Show, originated in 1983 by photographer Jean Germain, started as a small event when Jean started the Photography Club. As the years passed it developed in stature and extensiveness, and now includes an array of art forms such as ceramics, scupture, figure drawing, watercolor, acrylics and oils, fabrics, jewelry and stained glass. This year’s event is unsurpassed: Not only was the work in the show of superior quality; the approach throughout the community made it inviting, enticing and fun as trees and bushes were decorated and the entry near the Pavilion even had an art show announcement made with fronds and leaves. The refreshments were an added plus as they refreshed the throngs of people enjoying the exhibit. Hats off to the Committee!! Thanks for a first rate job!!!! Felice Perlmutter, BA179 (continued on page 12) The Pelican Cove News is published periodically by the Board of Directors of the Pelican Cove Condo-minium Association, primarily to keep Association members informed on matters bearing on their use and enjoyment of their Pelican Cove property. Members of the Association are invited to suggest items for publication. Deadline for advertising is the 18th of each month. The Pelican Cove News is published monthly except for the summer when it is published bimonthly. The address for the News is: Pelican Cove News 1615 Pelican Point Drive Sarasota, FL 34231-6721; (941)966-5674 Editorial email: pcneditors@gmail.com Advertising email: leslie@pelicancovecondo.com Website: www.pelicancovecondo.com PC Office email: pelicancove@comcast.net
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APRIL 2015 APRIL 2015 President’s Post Dear Neighbors, It is a busy time here at Pelican Cove! Mother Nature is busy painting all the live oaks in spring green while the mockingbirds and cardinals are tuning up, and the herons are doing their mating rituals and building nests. It is a busy time for our residents. It’s the time of year when school vacations and fatigue from the cold winter weather to the north swell the number of visitors who come here to enjoy good times in the sunshine with friends and families. The walking paths are filled with visiting admirers of our lovely weather, flora and fauna. The pools are alive with the sound of grandchildren, nieces and nephews enjoying themselves. It is a busy time for our numerous clubs and groups, who enrich our community so greatly, as they begin to offer their final events and activities as the winter season starts drawing to a close. As but one example, the Art Show, one of the traditional signal celebrations of springtime here at Pelican Cove, recently completed its three-day exhibitions offering the entire community 3 an intimate experience of the extraordinary artistic talents of everincreasing numbers of our fellow residents. This is also a busy time for our staff, committees and board members as all strive to complete work on their priorities and finalize decisions on the improvements to our grounds and facilities to be undertaken during the summer. The levels of behind-the-scenes effort, imagination and commitment to the enrichment of Pelican Cove contributed by the folks involved in these essential parts of our community organization are much greater than many of us recognize. I offer my gratitude and appreciation to these people and to the multitude of members of the PC family who so generously volunteer their time, energy and talent to make this such a uniquely enjoyable, stimulating and well-run place to live. I urge everyone to take a moment to express your thanks to them in person at every opportunity. Finally, it has been a busy time for me as I come up to speed on my new responsibilities and attempt to fill the shoes of my dedicated and infinitely more experienced predecessor Murray Sherry, who has been extremely busy himself as he generously helps me learn the ropes. I thank him, Connie and her staff, and the rest of my fellow directors for turning over such a smoothly-running operation to this newly-elected leadership team. Gary Gulden, President Harbor Club Renovation — Phase 2! The promised enlargement of the Harbor Club Fitness Facility will take place this summer! The Board gave the go-ahead for this long awaited project at their March 17 meeting on a 6-3 vote. The division of the vote was not a reflection of the Board’s firm commitment to enlarge the available space in the fitness facility. Rather it was a reflection of the complexity of arriving at a design solution capable of satisfying an array of physical and financial conditions that can also be implemented over the summer to be ready for use in the fall. Obtaining the maximum amount of space for the Fitness Facility requires not only the removal of the sauna and storage areas from the Fitness Facility, but their relocation elsewhere within the footprint of the Harbor Club. Over the course of the entire fall and winter, the Buildings and Facilities Committee and our Buildings Maintenance Coordinator have spent countless hours producing numerous design options in the attempt to satisfy a difficult set of physical constraints at justifiable costs. Two of these alternative designs were presented at the Board Workshop on March 10. However, neither received support. One was judged too expensive and the other didn’t accomplish enough. During that Workshop further design ideas were discussed that led up to the AFE presented to the Board at this meeting. The proposed AFE presented a design that accomplished this by reconfiguring the laundry facility to accommodate the storage needs, leaving available a space elsewhere in which a future sauna could be located, but making the laundry area unsuitable for residents to use. It was the impact of the new design on the availability of the sauna and resident access to the laundry that presented the Board with the choice between approving a financially well-justified design for maximizing Fitness Facility utility that could be completed this summer, or continuing to seek design answers to maintaining availability of the sauna and public access to the laundry before approving a final design. Clearly the Board felt the need to “get off the dime”, and ultimately the majority chose to approve the proposed AFE in the interest of getting necessary planning and detailed design work underway on the Fitness Facility. The heavy usage of the room and the need for improvement presented the most compelling case for action. At the same time the Board charged the Buildings and Facilities Committee with addressing the question of what to do about the sauna and resident laundry access and also the fundamental question of whether the replacement of those infrequently used facilities is an appropriate investment of Association funds. In aid of those latter deliberations, questions have been included in the forthcoming Planning Committee Survey to gauge the Community’s sense of the importance of those facilities. Two additional action items were taken. The Ballroom and Ethnic Dances Group application was approved 8-to-1 under the conditions space be available in the PC facilities schedule, and that the activities of the group not be scheduled as to require (continued on page 8)
APRIL 2015 APRIL 2015 President   s Post  Dear Neighbors, It is a busy time here at Pelican Cove  Mother Nature is busy pa...
4 APRIL 2015 Committee Doings, March BOARD/COMMITTEE MEETINGS Committee meetings scheduled for the month of April. Check Channels 195, the PC website or the Office for any changes. Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 7 – 1:30 p.m. Pelican Pavilion Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, April 7 following the Annual Meeting Pelican Pavilion Bay & Water Committee Thursday, April 9 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Building & Facilities Committee Wednesday, April 10 – 10 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Communications Committee Tuesday, April 14 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Cultural Events Committee Thursday, April 9 - 3 p.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Finance Committee Friday, April 15 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Grounds Committee Wednesday, April 8 - 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Harbor Committee Wednesday, April 1 - 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Insurance Committee Friday, April 3 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Planning Committee Thursday, April 9 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Rules Committee Monday, April 20 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Following are highlights of the March committee meetings. Harbor (March 4)— 27 boat slips are available; 30 are on the waiting list for kayak racks. The Water Run-Off Committee reported that, along the banks, water is washing sand into the harbor. Putting rocks in place is one way to resolve the issue; holding tanks is another way. Consultant Kristy Tignor is expected to make her recommendation shortly. The extension of the Bay Point racks was voted down. The focus of new racks will be at the Clower Creek site. Further action was put on hold till a replacement for the Coordinator of Kayaks/Canoes is identified. Cultural Events (March 5)—The Committee believes that, by the end of this season, the loss will be about $2,500. They agreed that there would be no increase in the current request for donations. The need for a new piano was discussed. There are now four confirmed performances for the 2016 concert season: Ann Hobson Pilot (harp); Paul Green (clarinet); Russian Duo; and Neave Piano Trio. Buildings & Facilities (March 6)— Two proposals for Fitness Room renovation were sent to the Board. By a 3-2 vote, B&F recommends the approach that should cost less than $15,000 to accomplish. An owner proposed that the Association should accept responsibility for providing and maintaining exterior stair railings to all 2nd floor units. At the April meeting, B&F will discuss limiting the materials to be used when altering exposed exterior decks and the cleaning of individual units’ dryer vents. Communications (March 10)— The new recycle signs should be up on all recycle bins in the next few weeks, both inside and outside; Bulletin Board sleeves will remain a mix of the full and half-size sleeves; an update on the new website was on the Board Workshop agenda; and 2015-2016 Meet and Greets will be held December, January and February. The New Owners meeting will be held in mid-January. Grounds (March 11)— Two motions were made to submit to the Finance Committee to be included in the coming year budgets. One requests cutting the mangroves every nine months instead of 12. This would give residents a view of the water that is blocked by summer growth. The other was a Tree Removal/ Replacement plan for the next three years. There was an extensive discussion about joining the two pieces of the shell path behind the Pavilion pool. Options will be discussed. Bay & Water (March 6)—The Chair opened the meeting to discuss the Coffee Program with Rob Wright on Wednesday, March 25. The group voted unanimously to change the Committee name to The Bay & Water Environmental Committee and Chris Smenos will write a letter to the Planning Committee to request the name change. A letter will be sent to the Buildings & Facilities Committee with the Pervious Paving Resolution attached. A suggestion was made to inquire whether Pelican Cove might bring a suit to The Sarasota County Court of Claims asking for compensation to cover the damage to Little Sarasota Bay due to the closure of Midnight Pass. This will also be addressed to County officials at the Coffee Program. Rules (March 16)—After lengthy debate and deliberation over several meetings, the Committee reached agreement and passed three motions recommending registration of pets and clarification of several rules pertaining to allowable number of pets per unit. A fourth motion requests the Board get legal guidance for approval of Service and Emotional Support animals. Planning (March 13)— David Triggle, Planning chair, reported that at the Committee on Committees meeting, the chairs of the various committees agreed to meet twice a year to exchange topics to be discussed by each committee. The Monkey Survey questions were finalized. The Climate Change Forum was reported a success and further discussion about creating an environmental committee ensued. Bob Cassway ( Architect and Planning Committee member) reported on his first draft of what PC can do in the future to improve its environment and its appearance. After several years as Planning Committee (Continued on Page 8)
4  APRIL 2015 Committee Doings, March  BOARD COMMITTEE MEETINGS  Committee meetings scheduled for the month of April. Chec...
APRIL 2015 Connie’s Corner By Connie Lang, General Manager 5 demonstrated the new pipe inspection camera and the inside of a wall of a Glenhouse building. We showed some of the repairs that we are making to ensure that the building construction meets current code requirements. The grounds crew began fertilizing the shrubs and turf and applying weed control chemicals to the turf. We have been cleaning the roads and carports on a weekly basis while the wind is blowing the old leaves off the trees. The crew will begin heavy trimming in a few weeks. They removed two large trees in the past month. The three Grounds Tours were successful. In addition to showing the attendees some of the landscape projects, the staff The carpenters completed the exterior work on the 10th Glenhouse building at 1711 Pelican Cove Road and will begin maintenance on the 11th Glenhouse building at 1709 Pelican Cove Road this week. The 2015 roof project has been completed. The carpenters rebuilt stairs at the rear of a unit at 1701 Pelican Cove Road, modified a set of steps at 1512 Pelican Point Drive, installed new museum rails at the Pavilion, built new display stands for the Annual Art Show and assembled displays for the Art Show. The painters are painting the 10th Glenhouse building at 1711 Pelican Cove Road. The painters have also performed drywall repairs in a unit affected by a bee removal project as well as in units affected by structural and electrical repairs. The electrician continues to address site lighting issues and has been rewiring underground light circuits. He recently replaced pool light fixtures at the Harbor Club and Glenhouse pools. He has continued to provide AV support for the Board, the Committees, the groups and the clubs. Two fumigation informational meetings for the owners were held. The buildings scheduled for fumigation in August or September are 1609 Bayhouse Point Drive, 1716 Glenhouse Drive, 1627 Boathouse Circle, 1704 Pelican Cove Road and 1701 Clower Creek Drive. The 2014 draft audit was presented by the auditor. The final audit will be available at the office when it is received. The staff will be mailing the Group/Club Reservation Forms and Financial Statement Forms in April. On March 9, theTennis Club had their monthly social. Eight men and eight women played to get into the mixed-doubles match. After play, about 20 people gathered for a picnic lunch outside the Pavilion. (Photo by Joan Lappin) Website Word By Erlinda Rejino The group and club leaders are “a buzz“ collecting information and pictures to put on their new club pages for the revised website. Club/group pages will include basic descriptions of each club/group and contact information, activity schedules, photo galleries and other information the club/group wants to make available to the PC Community. The Photography Club providing many beautiful photographs of PC for posting on the website. They have captured the beauty and variety of our community. The Communications Committee presented a short demonstration of the revised website at the Board Workshop on March 10th. The Committee was seeking initial feedback from the Board about the direction they are taking. The feedback was positive and the work will continue with a fall implementation date as the target. Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to test the revised site. You will be receiving test protocols soon. We are seeking folks with enough understanding of computers that they can act as ‘geek squad’ mentors for residents who are interested in developing their internet MOVIE NIGHT Earl Kaplan Two movie nights this month: Sunday, April 5 and Sunday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Pelican Pavilion. Watch for more information on Channel 195 or the PC website, www.pelicancovecondo.com. Movie Nights are open to all residents and are sponsored by the PC Social Club. skills and want to learn how to use our website. Let us know if you are interested at pcwebsitereview@gmail.com or contact Erlinda Rejino at (518) 728-5129.
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6 Pelican Cove University By JoEllen DeMarco As the 2015 Pelican Cove University season draws to a close, the PCU Board thanks our wonderful teachers for their work this year. They were honored with an end of year party at the Wilbanks with good food, interesting conversation and many accolades! We have started the planning process for 2016. Registration forms have been sent to the teachers and the scheduling process will begin early this summer. Anyone interested in teaching a course please get in touch with JoEllen/Charles DeMarco, (941) 966-7823 or by email to demarco1936@comcast.net. We are always on the lookout for additions to our curriculum, and as we have written in the past, there are many requests for additional courses in literature, especially Shakespeare. The Spanish Conversation course is very well received; is anyone interested in teaching French? Pelican Cove University knows how fortunate we are to have a group of dedicated teachers, and we also recognize the thirst for continuing learning shown by our residents. APRIL 2015 Writers Present By Janet Hasselbring On Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Club Janet Hasselbring will present In the Garden, a memoir review. In the Garden is the story of Janet’s mother, Ellen, who in 1936, married the love of her life, Henry, and put down her roots on a small farm in west Michigan. The memoir describes the defining moments of Ellen’s life, showing how this ordinary woman struggled with eking out a living for her family, dealt with grief, loss and despair, and became extraordinary in the process. Included in the review will be readings from the psalms, showing how these ancient, sacred poems are interwoven into the fabric of Ellen’s life, excerpts from the memoir, “things with feathers,” a discussion of the specific challenges of writing the genre of memoir and why the author felt compelled to write her mother’s story. Historical, humorous, poignant, compelling – you’re invited. Cultural Events Committee The Sarasota Brass Quintet Emelia Slesicki, from Davenport, Iowa, was visiting her grandparents at Pelican Cove. She drew the grand prize raffle ticket: a wine tasting for 20 people at Total Wine & More won by Bob Gibson. (Photo by Jack Livingston) New Get Fit Class To Run Year Round by Earl Kaplan The April concert will take place Monday, April 13 at The Pavilion at 8 p.m. Founded in 1986, the Sarasota Brass Quintet (formerly the Florida Brass Quintet) has established itself as one of the best-known ensembles of the Sarasota Orchestra. The Quintet performs chamber music on the orchestras Chamber Music Series in Holley Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Centre in Sarasota, and has performed throughout Florida, from the Panhandle to the Keys. The group also performs in and works with students from schools throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Their concerts include a mix of standard quintet literature and pops selections and take the listener on a different musical tour at each concert. From the clarion sounds of the Baroque to contemporary jazz, the Sarasota Brass Quintet offers entertaining programs of great variety. Current ensemble members are: Michael Dobrinski, principal trumpet, Larry Solowey, co-principal horn Greg Knudsen, co-principal trumpet, Brad Williams, principal trombone . Jay Hunsberger, principal tuba No tickets will be distributed prior to the concert. A $5 contribution will be requested at the Pavilion the evening of the performance. held year round. With 25+ years of teaching and training experience, Leanne McVicker Platfoot, conducts the newest addition to Pelican Cove’s fitness programs. Get Fit Class meets two times a week on Wednesday and Thursday from 4-5 p.m. at the Pavilion. This class is She plays music as she quietly coaches the class participants through their routines and on a recent visit I was sure I had walked into a ballet class. That is how quiet, graceful and perpetually in motion both teacher and students were. Get Fit Class charges a minimal fee of $5 per person/per class. Leanne suggests that you bring any workout accessories you wish, including weights, rubber bands etc.. A mat and water are also suggested. You can contact her at (239) 481-1311 or via email at Leannelovedr@verizon.net with any training or fitness questions.
6 Pelican Cove University  By JoEllen DeMarco As the 2015 Pelican Cove University season draws to a close, the PCU Board t...
7 APRIL 2015 Climate Change Forum February 24 By Willard Block, Lou Levitt, David Triggle with as we move forward to properMore than 200 people attended the 2015 ly handle the coming environmental Forum on Climate Change. The Forum and living requirements that will be was initially organized in 2014 by the Pelbrought about with climate change. ican Cove Planning Committee and two Pelican Cove University courses - David Members of the audience submitted Triggle’s Science Technology and Ethics, questions to be addressed at the end of the and Lou Levitt’s Making a Difference in Forum. For those interested, the moderator Influencing Public Policy. of the evening, Willard Block, can provide a complete list of the questions and This year there were presentations by: the responses to them. You can reach him David Triggle on the underlying science at willardblock@aol.com or (941)966behind climate change. 5985. Lee Byron Hayes, Director, Sustainability, County of Sarasota, on steps the county is taking to insure an environmentally appropriate county including future steps to meet climate challenges. Susan and John Darovec, Bradenton residents enlisted in the nationally organized Citizens Climate Lobby which encourages the national development of a carbon tax on fossil fuel and a gradual switch to renewable energy. Robert Cassway provided a list of practical steps all of us can take to reduce energy usage. Lou Levitt, Ivan Krakowsky, Jules Lipow who provided additional commentary on social, political, economic, and technical issues that must be dealt Obviously, a broad segment of the Pelican Cove community is interested in the coming changes that must take place in our everyday lives to meet the challenges of climate change. The Coffee Program on March 25, under the co-sponsorship of The Bay & Water Committee and featuring a presentation by Sarasota County officials about the waters surrounding our residence, our harbor and Midnight Pass, is yet another indication of broad community interest in protecting and maintaining our beautiful home. There will be future discussions and presentations forthcoming his very important subject. The PC Writers’ Group Wants “Tales ‘Out of’ Pelican Cove” By Janet Hasselbring Many years ago, my hometown, Grand Haven, Michigan, celebrated its sesquicentennial. As part of the year’s festivities, I was asked to head up a project called, “Tales Out of School.” This involved asking educators who were “out of school,” to share stories of their teaching days. We received amazing stories which were published and shared in a community event honoring the writers, some of whom read their stories aloud. The project was so popular we ended up publishing a second volume. Part of the ambience of Pelican Cove has to do with the special people who inhabit this place. The majority of us are here from another life and if you’re like me, you are often left wondering, after meeting someone, “I wonder who they were or what they did before coming here,” or “I’d like to know more about him/her.” We invite you to submit a story describing an entertaining, fascinating experience from your life. It could be something that happened “out of” Pelican Cove – or something more recent. Possible prompts might be: “The most interesting and/or unusual experience I’ve had was when…,” or “An experience that changed my life happened when….” You may know of someone who has a great story but is reticent to share it. The PC Writers are available to do interviews or assist in writing/typing the stories, or to do anything that will help. This is not a contest. All submissions will be accepted, edited only if necessary and with the writer’s permission, and collected in booklet form to be shared sometime during 2016.. Ettie Wurtzel with the flower arrangement she donated to the Art Show as a raffle prize.. (Photo by Jack Livingston) Submissions should be 800–1000 words, typed, double spaced, preferably in Word format, with any bio information you wish to include. They can be emailed to janhasselbring@yahoo.com or veetash@comcast.net or brought to the Office, to the Writers’ Group box, clearly marked, “Tales Out of Pelican Cove.” Please let us know if you would be willing to read your story.
7  APRIL 2015 Climate Change Forum February 24  By Willard Block, Lou Levitt, David Triggle with as we move forward to pro...
8 APRIL 2015 Art Show from page 1 Club renovation last year allowed for hanging of fiber worksof art from the new pale blue slatted wall, as well as the exist ing freestanding panels. At The Pavilion, three additional pegboard display sections were built for us by Cove carpenters. In addition, we purchased several new hanging strips and had them permanently installed on ceiling molding around the outside of the room. And, finally, the cookie table was moved out to the lobby. These all contributed to better traffic flow and enhanced viewing of the art. Harbor Club Renovation from page 3 weekend overtime work by the staff for setup. The dissenting vote was cast out of the desire to have an analysis, currently underway, of space demand by board authorized groups completed prior to the decision to approve. The Approval from the Planning Committee to rename the Bay & Water Committee to the “Bay & Water Environmental Committee” was noted by the Board, and the request was made to the Bay and Water Environmental Committee to prepare a formal resolution to that effect for future Board action. The studio tours were well attended, with visitors glimpsing into the workspaces of our painters, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers and fiber artists. Two of many fine works of art on display at the annual Art Show. Photo by Jim Redmond The artists enjoyed a wonderful reception party Friday evening at The Wilbanks hosted by Carol Russell and Vicky Geskos who, with Ettie Wurtzel, provided the lovely flower arrangements for the weekend. Wanda Darlington, Libby Ross and George Ubogy entertained us on the piano, rotating on and off the Pavilion stage Saturday and Sunday. Another feature of this year’s show was a “Fabulous Food & Wine Raffle” which raised approximately $1,800. The Art Show is primarily self-supporting, with expenses paid through artist entry fees and donations. It is our hope that a future Art Show Committee will consider setting aside a portion of any surplus funds to purchase new lighting for the Pavilion display panels which are very poorly lit on the interior of the room. We explored the topic this year with the display committee, but had neither the funds nor the lead time to bring it to fruition. Many thanks to our raffle donors, especially Total Wine & More, which donated a $500-value wine tasting for 20 people at their store. Congratulations to prize winner Bob Gibson! Other raffle contributors were: Roessler’s Restaurant, Demitrio’s Pizza, Mattison’s, Millie’s Café, Pub 32 Irish Gastropub, Simon’s Coffee House, The Grasshopper, Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt, theWinetoBuy.com, Venetian Coffee Roasters, The Waterfront, Beckam’s on the Trail and Ettie’s Flowers. More than 150 people worked to stage your Art Show this year, and we regret not being able to mention them all here. We do want to give a shout out to our dedicated chairpersons not mentioned above: Thelma Bold, Alberta Gregory, Lezley Prokop, Karen Roth, Joan Sable, Rosemary Stackowicz, Karen Watt, Ron Valentine and Annette Zaffiro. As always, thanks to Pelican Cove staff and management for making it all possible. The maintenance and set-up crew is fantastic, and the patience and good humor of the office staff saw us through some trying times! We were impressed beyond words by the outpouring of support and “all hands on deck” enthusiasm of our friends and neighbors If you have a garden and a lIbrary, you have everythIng you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero New Owners — April Unit # Rhea Badakhshanian BR103 Allene Linda Cohen GR211 Terry & Betsy O’Brien BA201 Owner From Denville, NJ Sarasota, FL Mount Laurel, NJ Committees from page 4 Chair David Triggle passed the role on to Brian Baxter. Sections of the draft will be placed on the agenda of future Planning Committee meetings. A member questioned whether clubs should pay for employees setting up for club functions. Finance Committee (April 20) — Investments will be taken up again at the April meeting. There are no units 90 days or more in arrears in the payment of maintenance fees. The next meeting has been switched to April 15 at 9:30 a.m. Meetings of the committee beginning in September, 2015 will be on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. The budget workshop is scheduled for September 30 at 1 p.m at the Harbor Club Insurance Committee (April 20) — Renewal proposals for our commercial crime, liability, miscellaneous property, and flood insurance policies were reviewed and recommended for Board approval. Premiums for all but flood remained the same or decreased. The cost of flood insurance increased by nearly 20%. but it is within the amount budgeted. The Committee also received and approved a new handout regarding individual unit insurance policies. It will be available on line and also placed in the next Directory/Rules We Live By. The Committee received and approved a new handout regarding individual unit insurance policies. It will be available on line and also placed in the next Directory/Rules We Live By. We also received bids for ancillary insurance coverage (crime, director coverage) and flood insurance.
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APRIL 2015 APRIL 2015 9 Fiber Arts Committee By Erlinda Rejino One of the largest participatory events in Pelican Cove is the Annual Art Show. In addition to the artists exhibiting, the volunteers making it happen and the people viewing the art, dozens and dozens of PC residents brought their NY Times blue plastic bags to The Wilbanks for use in the Fiber Arts Group’s effort to “Mark the Way” between the two Art Show venues. So many people contributed bags that we had to ask folks to stop because we had many more than needed. Since the addition of the Harbor Club as a second exhibit space for the Fiber Arts, the attendance there has not kept pace with the attendance at the long established Pavilion venue. The “Blue Bag Brigade” used the blue bags and fiber to mark a series of trees along Pelican Cove Road and Clower Creek Drive between the Pavilion and the Harbor Club. This was an attempt to draw attention and encourage folks to visit both Art Show venues. In addition to the marked trees (no trees were hurt in this effort), “LuLu’”( a fiber mannequin) merrily waved at residents from the cross roads while pointing the way for viewers to find more art at the Harbor Club. The effort proved successful. Although the attendance at the Harbor Club was still not equal to the attendance at the Pavilion it increased by a significant 20 percent over last year’s attendance. So, thank you to all of those who donated bags, decorated trees, tolerated a different approach and especially those who followed the blue bags and supported both Art Show venues. Lynn Teichmann and friend explain the fiber art challenge for 2016 beneath Emily Carrier’s Flip Flop Quilt. (Photo by Cheryl Glowacki) IN MEMORIAM We mourn the passing of Ann Smith (BA158) on February 24 Benjamin Vromen (Long-time Renter) on March 11 FORMER RESIDENTS & FRIENDS Fred Hard on February 15 We extend our sincerest sympathy to their family and friends. Actress Jenny Aldrich performing as Georgia O’Keefe before a full house in her recent show sponsored by the Pelican Cove Art Club. (Photo by Phyllis Camesano). Kayak & Canoe Club By Carol Russell Fourteen of us on 13 kayaks hopped into the Lido tunnels quickly on March 16, since three tours had taken their groups in the other direction. Whew! The Nature Park Bay seems to be getting more and more shallow by the season but we got through the main tunnels just fine and we only met a few slow pokes for a brief time. We had the 2 mph tidal flow with us until tunnel 5. We thought about venturing into an alley back by the bridge but it was going to be a slippery and slimy walk to get access. So we paddled against the incoming tide, onto the spit of sand that is the very end of the rainbow of Lido Beach for lunch. It would’ve been a beautiful day to walk all the way up the sand, past the picnic beaches, to the tiki bar but ...for those of you who haven’t been to Lido Beach and South Lido Beach kayaking or by car, there is a lot to discover and this long stretch of combined beach is very walkable and a real beauty. After lunch some folks paddled back to the put-in while 11 of us went across the Intracoastal/ Big Pass to Bird Key. I’m pretty sure that this Key was created from the Ringling Bridge construction with canals throughout. The real estate is of course, upscale, to match the boats on lifts, but the most beautiful discovery was the coral and sea urchins on the canal walls, mainly under the bridges. I’m ready to go back just to see how they grow and changes with the sea temperatures. If it’s not coral then it’s something pink, yellow and white and the urchins are black below the water line. We entered straight across the intracoastal from the “lunch beach”, took two left turns in the canals and exited directly across from the kayak put in at South Lido Park. It’s really easy and it only added 35 minutes to the paddle. There are other canals to explore and it’s a wonderful addition to the tunnels but just beware of big boats when crossing. The Bird Key canals are always a good backup paddle if the tunnels are “skinny” from low tide or when an east wind is blowing the water out of the tunnels. All in all, it was a gorgeous and safe day on the water. There were no complaints about March in Florida!
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10 Meet Your Neighbor: an Interview with Will Erwin By Donna Anderson Some know him as the quiet listener in the back of the PCU classroom, expressing opinions when they intersect with his personal experience. Others know him from the recent Book Fair as author of wise and adventure-filled Young Photo by Donna Anderson Adult novels. Most, however, will recognize the tall, lanky frame of Will Erwin, who dons a wide-brimmed cowboy hat daily to walk the Cove’s perimeter. If not a dead ringer for actor Jimmy Stewart, his charming and thoughtful disposition exemplifies much that Stewart’s best-loved characters brought to the screen. A life-long Hoosier, Will holds only a parcel of the extensive acreage he farmed near Etna Green. Over time, he has divided most of those holdings among his heirs. Yet, it is his life’s blood, and as he did between governmental assignments, he continues to work the farm whenever back at home. Two Brookhouse couples visited him there last year, and noted his strength and agility when showing them the land. A limb had fallen across the path. Will jumped out of his truck, grabbed the chain saw, and cleared it before continuing the ride. There is much about the man that seems younger and more robust than one soon to enter his ninetieth year. That heartiness echoes back to an Indiana farming pedigree. When asked about storied elders, Will quickly recalls his grandfather. Pioneer-spirited and an avid Methodist, the old man suffered rattlesnake bites, a missing finger, and shrapnel wounds from a blunderbuss explosion. On a duck hunt, he got winded and told 14-year-old Will that he needed to stop. At that moment, a duck flew overhead, and “bam,” he fired his gun. As they watched it fly off, he said, “‘You know, I hit that duck—hit him in the right side.’ [But], Will continued, “the duck’s just flying happily along. I decided, well, when I’m 70 some, maybe I’ll need to say I hit the duck. Then [its] right wing broke and he fell to the ground. I quietly ate the crow I’d been thinking.” His grandfather ran ahead a hundred yards and collected his bird. Drawn deeply into the memory, Will chuckles. “That darn duck.” There is an ever-present twinkle in his eye, but Will lights up when he talks of his youth. “I had a tough childhood, but I had a utopian childhood…I grew up in the happiest home you could imagine.” He described picnics in the woods, just simple lunches from what they had that his mother turned into events. He remembers she saved egg and cream money, stashes she later used to send his sister and then himself away for a week at summer camp. He remembers complaining about something a friend had APRIL 2015 or experienced, until his father showed him two lists, one of what they owned; the other, what they owed. Always, they showed the children respect. As a boy, people had “low expectations” for Will’s future. Ten pounds at birth, they had called him Big Bill. By two, however, he toppled a pan of boiling milk and was severely burned. He was scarred, tone deaf, physically inept and small until his senior year in high school. Then the second shortest boy in the class grew to be the second tallest by graduation. Tone-deafness gave way to a sound sense of cadence, a leg up in giving speeches. College offered opportunities before unknown. At last, he said, “I was part of it.” To read an account of the commissions and positions where Will has served, one is reminded of a political Who’s Who. That account is also something of a Cinder-fella tale. Always, his explanations are credited to ‘luck,’ and pitted with modesty and anecdotes of gracelessness. Yet, this is a man of deep personal conviction, confidence and a righteous fair-mindedness. He served two years as an Army Air Corp Cadet (“They brainwashed us to make us think we were great”), two terms as an Illinois State Senator, and when called upon, he said yes to requests from six presidents, various senators, and assorted community leaders. At 31, he was a recipient of the Jaycees’ Young Farmers Award, and thereby celebrated for a full hour appearance on the Arthur Godfrey Show. That exposure led to his first meeting at the White House, where Eisenhower asked him to sit on his Goals Committee. Nearly a decade later and following the L.A. riots, Lyndon Johnson asked if Will would serve on his Committee for Community Relations. “Well, I called Western Union first to make sure it was a legitimate telegram.” Will says it proved tremendous fun, but shares a personal story. At a White House reception, he noticed an attractive Black-American woman standing in the middle of the room. Others were busy chatting, but she stood alone. “I thought, ‘Ye-gods, here we are supposed to be doing something, and [all the time, we are] ignoring that lady. I ran up to her and I said, ‘Hi. I’m Will Erwin and I come from Indiana. She said, ‘How do you do. I’m Marian Anderson and I come from NY.’ And the look on my face…But she was so gracious and charm- (Continued on page 11)
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APRIL 2015 11 Erwin from page 10 ing, and recognized that I felt like an idiot. Here’s this Indiana farmer talking to [one of the most celebrated contraltos of the 20th century] Marian Anderson. It was wonderful!” Will served on the Nixon administration’s Task Force on Rural Development, 1970-71, and from 1971-72 as an advisor to EPA Administrator William Ruckelshaus on pesticides, air and water quality, and rural affairs.1 Ruckelshaus called to say that he needed Will to come down and build some reason into the pesticide debate. Will asked what it paid. Ruckleshaus said that it was an honor to be asked, but Will chuckled. “A man can just go broke taking your honors.” He became a paid consultant. In 1972, Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz appointed Will to be Assistant Secretary for Rural Development. He became renowned for special interests in natural resources, migrant workers and civil rights. He worked with Senator Lugar on the Farm Credit System Assistance Forum, and interestingly, with EPA Chairman Howard Messner, whose sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Roberta Block, he later met here in Pelican Cove. The political person he most admires: “Eisenhower. [He] had more personal compassion than anybody I ever met. Example: when we were having lunch at the White House, [we were] 30 senators, college…and union presidents, and one farmer. I was one or two generations younger that the others… obviously kind of shy…and I had this sense that I was being talked about, and it made me very uncomfortable. [Eisenhower] stood up to make his remarks and said, ‘First of all, I want to know if my interests are represented in this group. Does anybody here feed Angus cattle? And his eyes pored right into me…I thought, ‘Here’s a guy who’s been head of the greatest army in the world, dealt with the most contentious generals in the world, he’s president of the United States, and he takes time to be compassionate to this squirt…’ [Eisenhower] later asked me to represent him in the west, which I appreciatively did, and…with a clear conscience. He could and did give the country what it needed.” On hopes: “I believe that my children were naturally more gifted than I was, and that my grandchildren certainly are. And my hope is that they can grow up in an environment where their respect for all humans continues to grow and orients them to something bigger than they are.” Shared Goals, Contrasting Approaches: The Nixon and Ford Administrations Implement the Rural Development Act of 1972, Anne B. W. Effland 1 Website - Did you know?? Did you know that you can get contact information for Board members and Committee Chairs in two ways besides using the address book search function? First way: You select the Board and Committee item on the menu and click on the Board or the name of the committee you seek. Names and pictures of each board or committee member are listed. If you click on the picture the contact information available for that person in the address book appears. Second way: You select the Address Book item on the menu and click on the link for Board or Committees. A list of Board members and Committee Chairpersons appears and you click on the name you seek and the information available for that person in the address book appears. By the way, did you have a chance to try using a different view of the calendar (monthly, weekly, daily) or try narrowing your search of the calendar events using the categories provided (general, Board, PCU, card games ect) as suggested in this column last month? Social Club Future Flash By Donna Anderson Among fairy lights and champagne flutes, 100-plus residents will come to the garden party at The Wilbanks on Sunday night, April 26. They will dine and dance, be mimed and sketched, then polled and prized for their frills. Professional and amateur performers will entertain richly with music and song. Although the dress code will be strictly white, creativity should reign. Revelers may wear cocktail dresses to togas, feathers to tiaras, Marie-Antoinette style wigs to kitchen-towel do-rags, and set their tables with style. The cause uniting these neighbors: camaraderie and fun, plain and simple. Mark your calendar: Sunday, April 26, the Wilbanks garden. Host a table, join a table, compete and vote. *French cuisine! Champagne and full bar! Wear White—and bring your table finery if you so choose. *Prizes for top Togs and Tables. Let’s have an extraordinary time! Questions: Contact Donna Anderson: (301)452-3157 – Search online for Diner en Blanc or Dinner in White to get ideas. Trivia for April Pavilion Art Club Reed and Branch Art Show Sign. (Jim Redmond Photo) Bananas grow on a tropical plant that is not a tree -it has no trunk. Bananas are gigantic herbs that spring from underground stems. What appears to be the trunk is a false stem formed by tightly wrapped leaf sheaths. With stalks 25 feet high, they’re the largest plant on earth without a woody stem.
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12 Letters from page 2 To the Editor: I wish to address some misinformation that a few residents have regarding the operation of the grounds in Pelican Cove. Each week two to three dumpsters of plant material are picked up by the county and hauled away for free. All the mulch we receive comes from tree removal companies. We receive this mulch for free. The grounds crew works very diligently to fertilize our plants. The soil is poor and when it rains the water quickly percolates into the ground carrying with it minerals. The grounds crew does not over fertilize and follows Sarasota County Code, which is very strict and designed to prevent runoff into Little Sarasota Bay. We have over 12,000 trees in Pelican Cove, not counting all the palm trees. There are thousands of shrubs/bushes which flower to enhance the beauty of our neighborhoods. Imagine what this place would look like if the all the leaves, flowers, stems, mosses, and other plant debris were left in place under the tree canopy and shrubs for six months, as proposed by some! Personally, Pelican Cove would not be a place I want to reside in with all the decaying matter lying around! Sam Alaimo BA 105 To the Editor: While strolling along the boardwalk recently, we noticed many new non-indigenous species of weeds growing amid the mangroves. These are called Garbagus Plasticus, Garbagus Metallica, and Garbagus Styrofoamus. We can’t imagine that our caring owners and renters would have planted such nasty weeds, but perhaps their guests have (particularly the younger ones). Please remind them that it is not such a long walk to carry these items back to their condo units and deposit them in the garbage or recycling. Thank you. Shelly Gooler & Peggy Jacobs Gooler BA248 Editor’s Note: Detritus found in the mangroves along the shoreline has washed in with the tide as a rule. The Grounds Crew does try to keep on top of this. To the Editor: The Art Show this year was amazing thanks to the hard work of Cheryl Glowacki, Jane Freund and their wonderful committees. As a past Art Show Chairman, I know how much time was sacrificed in planning, hard work and decisions and I repeat, you did an outstanding job. There are so many facets to this event and I’d also like to recognize those untold heroes, the “back stage” hands; without them there would be no show and as we know “The Show Must Go On”. Artwork in this community is amazing and the quality gets better year after year. It’s almost impossible to live in Pelican Cove, among so many artists, and not try your hand at being creative whether it be painting, sculpting, collage, fiber art, etc. We just step out of our units, breathe the air and create! Joan Sable GL338 APRIL 2015 To the Editor: Often when we are about to implement a new procedure I hear complaints. This is particularly true at Annual Meetings. Folks say that they don’t understand this or they don’t agree with that. This is perfectly understandable and acceptable. However, the Annual Meeting is not the proper forum for education. Many hours of work precede decisions arrived at by the Board. All of our Workshops, the vehicle we use to discuss all issues, are open to every owner. Association members are encouraged to participate and offer their opinions. This is the forum for education where owners can hear all the facts that the Board Members have, ask questions, and be a part of the process. The operation of Pelican Cove begins at the Committee level. Committee meetings are open to everyone. As a Board member I participate in making decisions that affect all Pelican Cove owners. However, you as an owner may not agree with the Board, on what is good for Pelican Cove. Get involved before decisions are made. Join a committee, run for a position on the Board, attend committee meetings and give your opinion. I don’t see many folks at our monthly meetings. This is not a good thing for Pelican Cove. We need your input to show us where you want Pelican Cove to go. Frank Rivera, Board Member, BR230 To The Editor: I was an owner/resident in Pelican Cove for 30 years, ending in 2011, when my wife and I moved to The Glenridge. I always felt that Pelican Cove is the brightest resident spot in all of Florida. The writer of the letter in the last issue of the Pelican Cove News may not be aware why the “denying of overnight parking of commercial vehicles” (trucks) was adopted in the spring of 1979. The reasons advanced at that time were the vandalism and robberies that existed in the Cove. They were not insignificant. In 1979, television sets, for example, were large, bulky and expensive. Many “flew” out of the Cove during nighttime burglaries. It seemed logical that transport out of Pelican Cove by truck was simpler and easier than by car. Likewise, it was more likely that a unit would be robbed under the cover of darkness than in the daylight hours. So the ban on truck parking overnight came to be. -Irving Bennett* Editor’s Note:* The writer is the author of the book “The History of Pelican Cove - The First 25 Years.” Copies of this book are available at the office. To the Editor: Recently Charlie and I were named Volunteers of the Year. We are very honored and pleased, but without the work of the members of the PCU board none of this award would be possible. As most of our residents know, volunteers are one of the blessings of Pelican Cove, and without the dedication of Julie Atlas, Elinor Chovnick, Ben and Elizabeth Forsyth, Alice Levine, Freda Scotch and Dennis Wachter we could not have the vibrant University as it is now. Of course, none of this could happen without the work of our teachers who continue to share their expertise with us. And last, but the very least, we recognize the help and support of the management of Pelican Cove. JoEllen DeMarco GR221
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14 APRIL 2015 *Hello Neighbor* Anthony DeLuca DeLuca Realty located in the same plaza as 941-685-6001 Publix & Target. We give you the best location & exposure handling the sale / rental of your property. Please visit www.adelucarealty.com properties that are for sale or visit www.audreyrainrentals.com properties that are for rent FOR RENT 2016 SEASON 1615 Bayhouse Court BA215 Second floor 3 bedroom 2 bath. Full bay view. Condo currently renovated. Call Now RENTAL offseason 1621 Boathouse Cir HA221 second floor 2 bedroom 2 bath Harbor View, lots of natural light...furnished Rental Annual Furnished 1603 Bayhouse Point Dr BA210 Bay view 2 story unit. Three bedroom three bath Furnished. Available May 2015. Perfect setting easy to show!!! Call today!!! 4 SALE 1520 Pelican Point BA154 First floor 2 bed 2 bath. Full Bay View. NEXT TO WILBANKS HOUSE. CALL FOR PRIVATE SHOWING. ASKING $349k For Sale: 1709 Pelican Cove RD GL345. *First Floor End Unit* One bedroom One Bath next to Glenhouse pool and steps to Pavillion. ***ASKING*** at $129,800.00 PENDING FOR RENT *ANNUAL LEASE ONLY* This April 1st 2015, 1680 Brookhouse Cir BR208. Second floor end unit TURNKEY Furnished. Updated one bedroom one bath. Across form Brookhouse pool. ***Easy to show call me today*** When An Accident or Illness Brings You Down, We Help You Up We’ll help you gain the strength, mobility and independence you want so you can return to the activities you enjoy! Our skilled nursing and therapy staff provides services for:  Orthopedic recovery  Cardiopulmonary care  Stroke rehabilitation  Wound care  Neurological conditions Dysphasia Management Friendly staff, homey atmosphere, beautiful setting. Call or visit today! 941-929-2700 3280 Lake Pointe Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34231 4 sale 209 Lychee Rd Nokomis Florida 34275. This is a residential home on a canal with boat lift plus pool & outdoor kitchen, 3 bed 2 bath split plan, built in 1997 updated everything. This is what u want in your FL home! Asking $629800 For Sale 1520 Pelican Point Dr BA155 First floor 1 bed 1 bath furnished bay view, condo rented for the season asking $235K FOR RENT * Annual *1709 Pelican Cove GL445 One bed One bath for rent furnished $1375.00. Use the back entrance to fall in the Glenhouse Pool. Great location ready mid April. CALL NOW! Thinking of buying! CALL ME for tour of the different floor plans Pelican Cove has to offer…I will find your location & floor plan. 2015 Currently 3 Properties for sale & 8 condos pending to close and 7 have sold year to date... POSTED 3-20-15... times r a changing FOR SALE Second floor 1531 Clower Creek HA245 PENDING 3 bed 3 bath. 1 of 12 floor plans 788 Sarabay Rd Unit 20 Villa / Condo Located in Osprey, 2 bed 2 bath vaulted ceilings with one car garage...view of fountain and intracoastal, boats slips available, community pool and tennis court $295.000.00 DeLuca Realty your Pelican Cove Expert!!!
14  APRIL 2015   Hello Neighbor   Anthony DeLuca DeLuca Realty located in the same plaza as 941-685-6001 Publix   Target. ...
APRIL 2015 April 2015 15 CLASSIFIEDS AJ HOME EXPERT LLC Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring (laminate, hardwood & tile), painting, drywall repair, texturing. Finish carpentry (doors, crown molding and base boards). Kitchen and bath cabinet installation and building. Call AJ at 941-323-6614 or email: ajhomexpert@gmail.com. APPLIANCE REPAIR CARL’S Appliance Repair. 25+ years experience. Most Major brands. Licensed and insured. Sears factory-trained, Kenmore, G.E., Whirlpool, L.G. Samsung, Amana, Maytag, etc. Serving Pelican Cove for over 20 years! Call Carl at 941-780-3689 with your appliance questions. website: www.carlsappliancerepair.com or email: repaircarls@yahoo. com. THE COVE’S HANDYMAN Bob Kellar, 941-966-1310. Full unit paint jobs. Carpentry, minor electrical and plumbing, window cleaning, wallpaper removal, “rodent proofing” kitchen cabinets and any misc. repairs. 11 year Cove resident. Ref. available. bobkellar@verizon.net. 941-966-1310. THE CLEARY GROUP REMAX ALLIANCE HARBORHOUSE 3BR/2.5B plus den. Direct bayfront unit with spectacular direct views of Little Sarasota Bay...Huge kitchen, clerestory windows, balcony. Only four of these units ever made. 2,396 sq. ft. $549,000. Call Joe or Missy Cleary 941-650-8485 www.PelicanCoveSales.com. TIRED OF SEARCHING FOR PARKING? BEST LOCATION across from Pavilion; 3 Bedroom END unit; 1548 sq.ft. Private entrance; 2nd floor; View of tropical yard/oaks; Updated kitchen, Maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances; Cathedral ceilings; Skylight; A/C 2011/UV system 2014; Wood laminate floors; Freshly painted; $259,000; Call Annette Kirshner, Exit King Realty, 941586-5773. C. F. REALTY GROUP, INC Licensed Real Estate Broker HOUSE CHECKING BY KATHY’S KLEANING Is your house in capable hands while you are away? With over 22 years of experience, I go the extra mile to put your mind at ease. Many clients in PC; References available. Contact Kathy at 941-915-3063 or email: kjkleans@juno.com. Benefit with a Buyer’s Broker NEED STORAGE SHORT OR LONG TERM? Snow Birds love our climate-controlled smaller locker sizes for seasonal supplies, decorations and more. Senior Discounts. No Admin. Fees. One year price guarantee and budget friendly. Come see the difference! Budget Self Storage 4029 Bee Ridge Road 941-927-2919. Courtesy tours of Pelican Cove provided NURSE’S ASSISTANT Certified Nurse’s Assistant or companion. I do all personal care, doctor’s visits, medications, shopping, cooking, light cleaning. References available. My name is Maribel Abraham. Please call 941-518-6438. PLUMBING SERVICE Specializing in water heaters, garbage disposals, toilets, faucets. Repair & remodeling. Licensed & insured Master Plumber (CFC1428654). Former member of your maintenance staff. Your plumber at the Cove since 2010. MPC Plumbing, LLC, Mike Cummings, 941-536-5269. QUICK! CALL THE GRIMEFIGHTERS!! 24 Hour Emergency water removal; Free mold inspections – MRSR247; all carpet, upholstery and tile/grout cleaning needs. Serving PC for over 30 years. 941-922-1615. 28 years as a Pelican Cove Resident 50 Years Real Estate Experience Call 1-941-320-2370 candcfred@comcast.net                                        SHOWER & BATH MAKEOVERS Shower & Bathtub walls, cleaned, regrouted, caulked, sealed; monthly maintenance available. Free Estimates 941- 377-2940; John-Sarasota resident since 1974. www.showerandbathsarasota.com. REAL ESTATE AMAZING VIEW FOR RENT Second-floor, very bright, end unit with spectacular view of Little Sarasota Bay. All rooms have water view. Contact: Michelle Sparks at 203-2495032 or michspark@aol.com. THE CLEARY GROUP REMAX ALLIANCE BAYHOUSE Two bedroom/2 bath. Bayfront 2nd floor unit overlooking Pelican Cove rookeries and Little Sarasota Bay. Updated kitchen with opened up walls, laminate floors, vaulted ceilings and large sliding glassed lanai. 1,368 sq.ft. $319,900. Call Joe or Missy Cleary 941809-3410 www.PelicanCoveSales.com. Tom Warmbold 941-321-8672 cell 24 hour emergency service
APRIL 2015 April 2015  15  CLASSIFIEDS  AJ HOME EXPERT LLC Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring  laminate, hardwood  ...
PELICAN C VE First Class Presort U.S. Postage PAID Manasota, FL Permit 133 1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 34231 WHERE THE ACTION IS ART CLUB: Classes, workshops, lectures and films. Annual Membership. Info: Merry Gerber (781)454-6640 or verymerryg@gmail.com. LADIES WATER EXERCISE: Meets everyTuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Sony Krajcovic (941)966-1482. ART STUDIO: Wilbanks Art Studio by key. Membership $10 yearly. Info: Phyllis Camesano (716)352-6163. LIBRARY: Pelican Pavilion — Hours 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Books, tapes, DVDs, games, puzzles; for use by all residents. BIKE CLUB: Organized bike rides outside Of Pelican Cove. Info: Bernie Lofchie (781)925-4722 or blofchie@ gamil.com CINEMA CLUB: Meets monthly, Nov-Mar, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, Info: Pat Klugherz (941)918-0532. COFFEE PROGRAM: Meets monthly, Nov-Mar, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Info: Janet Hasselbring (616)402-0961. CULINARY CLUB: Meets for Thematic Dinners. First Saturday each month, Jan-April. Infor: Helene Crawford (941)966-3029 DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Meets Jan-April, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Pavilion, Info: arline neufeld arline.david@juno.com EXCERSISES-TO-GO: Meets Jan-Mar, Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Info: Rita Breen, (941)966-1485. FIBER ARTS GROUP: Meets monthly at different locations. Info: Judy Black (941)966-6462. FOLK MUSIC CLUB: Meets monthly, December-March. Harbor Club. Info: Joel Leonard. GET FIT: Meets every Wednesday and Thursday at Pavilion, 4-5 p.m. Info: Leanne Platfoot (239)481-1311. JAZZ GROUP: Meets Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Jan - Mar at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion. Info: Bobby Barnhardt (941)9661352. KAYAK/CANOE CLUB: Organized outings on the water. Info: Frank Rivera: (941)918-9475 or rrogercat@aol..com. LINE DANCE: Meets Nov-April, Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Pavilion. Info: Dixie Mahan: (941)918-4437. MEN’S WATER EXCERCISE: Meets Nov-April, Monday, Wednesday, Friday , 10 a.m. Pavilion Pool. Info: Don Black (941)966-6462. NEIGHBOR-TO-NEIGHBOR: Need help? Info: Janet Hemond (941)966-3553 SCULPTURE CLUB: Coordinator: Marcia Wolfson (941)966-4855. SOCIAL CLUB: Membership open to all residents. $15 per person per year. Info: Beth Duggan (941)350-6111. TAP DANCING: Meets Jan-March, Wednesday, 3 p.m. Pavilion. Info: Pat Klugherz (941)918-0532 or Dixie Mahan (941)918-4437. TENNIS CLUB: Meets December-April. Info: Beth Duggan, (941)350-6111. WATER AEROBICS CLASSES: For Men and women, Monday -Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Pavilion Pool. Info: Colleen MacLachlan (941)961-9088. OPEN POKER: Meets Oct-April, Thursfday, 7:30 p.m., Harbor Club. Info: Janetr Hemond (941)966-3553. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Meets Jan-March, Tuesday, 9 a.m. Pavilion Info: Barbara Jost (941)9667544. PARTY BRIDGE: Meets every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Wilbanks. Info: Warren Lappin (941)266-5513 or Olga Peters, (941)966-4483. WRITERS GROUP: Discussion and readings from published authors of Pelican Cove. Info: Janet Hasselbring, (616)402-0961. PELICAN COVE UNIVERSITY: Classes held at various Association facilities. Info: Ben and Elizabeth Forsyth, (941)244-2043. WOODWORKING: Daily 8 a.m. — 10 p.m. by key. $15 yearly + $25 initiation feel President, Jeff Fernald: (941)966-8824; V.P. Ed Yellin (941)966-0168. PELICAN PROGRAMS: Meets monthly, January through March. Info: Felice Perlmutter (941)966-5880 or Libby Ross (845)245-8330. YACHT CLUB: Scheduled rendezvous. $20 annually plus $10 initiation fee. Info: Frank Anderson (301)4523157. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Meets Jan Through March, Frida, 9:30 A.m., Harbor Club. Labs Meet Thrusday, 3 P.m. At Wilbanks. Info: Susan Smith (941)966-5797. YAPPY HOUR: Dog lovers meet in the dog park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 p.m. Info: Kayla Niles (941)918-1777. POETRY GROUP: Meets December through May, every two weeks. Info: Barabara Keller (317)691-3585 or Peter Bergas (941)966-3245. YOGA: Meets every Monday, Wednesday & Fridqay at 8:30 a.m. Chair Yoga meets Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Pavilion. Info: Laura Shulman (845)338-7970 or lauragshulman@gmail.com.
PELICAN C VE  First Class Presort U.S. Postage PAID Manasota, FL Permit 133  1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 3...