PC News October 2015

PELICAN C n e w s VOLUME XLI NO. 8 Special Events VE OCTOBER 2015 “All the news that fits” New and Improved Website Goes Live Today! By Erlinda Rejino October 4 & 18 It is finally here!! Movie Night 7 p.m. – Pavilion October 8 Yacht Club 5 p.m. – Harbor Club October 21 Kayak/Canoe Club 4 p.m. – Harbor Club October 23 Ballroom Dancing 5 p.m. – Pavilion October 25 Social Club 5:30 p.m. – Pavilion Welcome Back! Don’t forget to let the PC Office know you have returned. We need to have your correct address so you can receive your PC News. Also, update the Office with any changes in contact information: phone numbers, email address, vendors, friends, guests, etc. The launch of Revised Pelican Cove Website takes place today, October 1, 2015. Based on your comments and suggestions, gathered in 2014, the website has been redesigned into a more user friendly, better organized, visually appealing instrument that will facilitate administrative efficiencies and provide information that better reflects our unique community. A few of the new features include: • Simpler Navigation – Links to all the major areas appear at the top of all pages. Drop down menus provide a clear picture of what information is available. • Board and Committee information is accessed via a series of links which include schedules, minutes, policies and documents, as well as charters relevant to each committee. • Footers appear on every page – No matter where you are in the site you can go immediately to Contact, The Rules We Live By, Work Requests and Site Search. • Clubs and Groups – Each of our Board Recognized Clubs or Groups has their own page with information about the club/group. Group leaders worked to develop a page to meet the needs of their group activities. • The Photo Gallery – Pictures provided by Photography Club were used to seed each gallery which depicts an aspect of life in Pelican Cove. Community members are encouraged to submit photos to fill out each gallery. • My Pelican Cove – This new section of the website groups all the account and profile information for the user. It allows the user to identify which e-bulletins and Message Boards they want to receive and provides access to the Wilbanks Bedroom calendar to check reservation times available. We encourage you to poke around. Experience the changes for yourself. Not all of the changes recommended have been implemented. Work will continue on the website and, as users become familiar with the site, we expect additional improvements will be made. More forms and processes will be automated through the website as we go forward – for example, you can now view the reservation calendar for the Wilbanks bedrooms; soon you will be able to make the reservations online. Beginning in November the Communication Committee will hold regular orientation sessions to acquaint community members with the changes and the features of the website. We hope you find the revisions helpful and that you will let us know about recommendations for improvements at pcwebsitereview@gmail.com. INSIDE THIS ISSUE PC NEEDS YOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . More Kayak Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . 4 PC 35th Anniversary. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 President’s Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Manager’s Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
PELICAN C  n e w s  VOLUME XLI NO. 8  Special Events  VE OCTOBER 2015     All the news that fits     New and Improved Webs...
OCTOBER 2015 2 PC NEEDS YOU PC NEWS OCTOBER ISSUE DEADLINES: Articles – Friday, Oct. 16 Advertising – Tuesday, Oct. 20 Editorial Staff Editor................... Alice Hawrilenko Features Editor.... Donna Anderson Proofreaders........ Nancy Arnzen Leny Cohen Judy Katz Linda Ritt Cartoonist............ Jean Gomoll Board Liaison...... Lisa Yellin Production........... Leslie Walter Board President.... Gary Gulden The Pelican Cove News is published periodically by the Board of Directors of the Pelican Cove Condominium 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 20th 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 Government & Neighborhood Liaison Committee Formed By Ruth Brandwein and Richard Weingarten A major new development is in the works for the parcel of land just north of Eide property. This development will impact traffic on the congested Tamiami Trail and potentially the water quality in Little Sarasota Bay. To address this concern, Board President, Gary Gulden, has appointed Ruth Brandwein to form and chair an ad hoc Government and Neighborhood Liaison Committee to mobilize a community response. In 2006, Mr. Eide sold part of his property, about 31 acres, some 18+ acres of which border on US 41, with the remaining 13 acres fronting on Little Sarasota Bay. Both parcels were rezoned over our objections to enable formerly prohibited retail, commercial and multi-residential use. The then developer had proposed a 3 branch mid-rise condo building facing the Bay, and 210,000 sq. feet of retail in a two or three story building or buildings facing US 41 with comparable space on the upper floor or floors for mixed use office and residential use. The County Commission acknowledged our concerns about traffic congestion and water runoff to the extent that it rejected some of the developer’s retail space and building height requests. The final ordinance provided for 110,000 sq. feet of retail with no retailer allowed more than 50,000 sq. ft. and a minimum of 55 dwelling units. Then came the recession and the developer abandoned the project and its interest in the parcels it had paid $29.7 million to purchase. Now, a successor owner has appeared to proceed with the project. The new developer seeks permission to erect substantially more residential units, higher buildings and more concrete for parking more cars than the 2006 zoning change granted. According to The Observer (9/3/15) “Exceptions and ordinance changes to be proposed include a special exception to increase the maximum height for two of the buildings to 51 feet, and allowances to build two multifamily buildings on a property zoned ‘commercial general.’ ” This proposed development, along with the one at the corner of Stickney Point Road and 41 and the new extension of KIA Motors just north of us on the east side of 41 threatens to turn the congested highway into more of a parking lot than it already is. It also threatens the already environmentally challenged Little Sarasota Bay with the additional runoff that comes with paving the land. The land, which is adjacent to the County’s Bayonne Nature Preserve housing an eagle’s nest, has been called by public officials the most beautiful in Sarasota REMINDER! County. The Committee’s challenge is enormous and continued on page 8 Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 1 Don’t forget to set your clocks back. 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.
OCTOBER 2015  2  PC NEEDS YOU  PC NEWS OCTOBER ISSUE DEADLINES  Articles     Friday, Oct. 16 Advertising     Tuesday, Oct....
OCTOBER 2015 3 President’s Report I begin my report by confirming four committee appointments that it was necessary for me to make since the last time the Board met. At that last Board meeting – a special meeting of the Board on August 11 – I announced the formation of a General Manager Search Committee, and the appointment of Lisa Yellin as its Chair. As it was essential that the full complement of members of that committee be in place for the committee to begin its important work, I subsequently appointed the following additional members: Gordon Amundson, Virginia Greenawalt, Bill McKay, and Linda Wolf. In addition, I am also pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Limekiller as a new member of the Finance Committee. Our system of strong and effective standing committees is central to our governance and to maintaining the qualities we value in the way Pelican Cove is run. I offer my sincere thanks to these new committee members – and to all those who generously dedicate their time, energies, and capabilities to the work of our committees. Welcome back to those of you who are returning for “the season”. Much has changed while you were away. Our General Manager, Connie Lang, has moved on to a new opportunity, and our Building and Maintenance Coordinator, Jack Stevens, has taken charge as Acting General Manager. More visibly, a wide array of summer projects have been completed – or are nearing completion, including most notably, the renovation of the Harbor Club fitness facility, and the reconfiguration of the Clower Creek kayak storage area. On the other hand, you could look at these changes and conclude that in the most important ways, things are proceeding as expected. The day-to-day operation and management of Pelican Cove are continuing to run smoothly in the hands of our highly competent and dedicated staff, and we have grown accustomed to the small and large improvements to our facilities and grounds that our talented workers create for us over the course of every summer season. We are fortunate to have such a fine team looking after Pelican Cove. Please take the time to thank them when you see them. September’s board agenda was brief, but I would like to draw your attention to the item concerning the launch of a redesigned Pelican Cove website. This is the product of a multi-year effort involving a considerable number of volunteers and members of our office staff, initiated by the Communications Committee and led by Erlinda Rejino. This is no minor achievement. The effort involved in dealing with the challenges of satisfying our community’s broad range of interests, expectations, and computer literacy, has been superbly managed, and far outweighs the technical demands of the project. We are most grateful to Erlinda and her team for bringing about such a major improvement to this important community information resource. Finally, the process of creating the 2016 Pelican Cove budget is well underway. This has involved many hours of staff effort over the course of the summer, and is now in the hands of the Finance Committee for their review and recommendations to the Board. An essential part of that review involves the Finance Committee’s annual Budget Workshop, which took place Wednesday, September 30, at 1 p.m. in the Pavilion and provided an opportunity for the community to have insight and input into the coming year’s budget. BOARD OF DIRECTORS/ COMMITTEE MEETINGS BOD/Committee meetings scheduled for the month of October. Check Channel 195, the PC website or the Office for any changes. Board of Directors Workshop Tuesday, October 13 – 1:30 p.m. Harbor Club Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, October 20 – 1:30 p.m. Pelican Pavilion Bay & Water Environmental Committee Thursday, October 15 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Buildings & Facilities Committee Friday, October 9 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Finance Committee Wednesday, October 7 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Harbor Committee Wednesday, October 7 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Planning Committee Thursday, October 15 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Rules Committee Monday, October 19 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room MOVIE NIGHT Earl Kaplan Two movie nights this month: Sunday, October 4 and Sunday, October 18 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.
OCTOBER 2015  3  President   s Report   I begin my report by confirming four committee appointments that it was necessary ...
OCTOBER 2015 4 2015 Fall Kayak Schedule More Kayak Storage By Frank Rivera By Dee Tashian Hello all you kayakers! Welcome to fall in Southwest Florida. In response to the extraordinary demand from residents for additional kayak storage, work to expand the storage Temporary Kayak Storage site at Clower Creek is near completion. The site will be totally reconfigured to accommodate 63 more storage spaces using a plan developed by the Harbor Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. This project will take care of a major portion of residents now on the waiting list, but the wait list continues to grow. New lease fees will create an additional revenue stream for Pelican Cove. This year two club members, Erlinda Rejino and Terry McCormick, have been working hard to create a new tool to help us negotiate the paddle season. Go to the new Pelican Cove website and look under Clubs and Groups - Sports and Fitness for Kayak/Canoe Club to check out our new web page. Erlinda and Terry have set up information for most of our scheduled paddles. This information includes directions on how to get to the paddle sites and where to go once you are on the water. It includes what you can expect in amenities at each site, what kind of wild life you can expect to see at each site, and is the site good for a novice paddler or limited to those with more experience. Kudos to these two club members for setting up this informative tool. Check out this site as additions to the schedule will be listed here. Also, I will be sending out reminders via email to club members prior to each paddle. Paddles for 2016 will be published towards the end of 2015. Here are the paddles scheduled for the beginning of the upcoming season. Kayak and Canoe 2015 Schedule Thursday, October 8 - Midnight Pass Monday, November 9 - Lido Key Mangrove Tunnels Saturday, November 21 - Collecting Mangrove Buds Contest at Pelican Cove Monday, December 7 - Midnight Pass Monday, December 21 - North Creek Mangrove Tunnels and the Upper Lagoon Here’s looking forward to a good season. See ya’ll on the water. Excluding a slight expansion to the east, there is no change Employees Brian Cole and Chris Freidhof pause for a to the current photo during their stint rebuilding the kayak storage racks. boundary, which runs parallel to the road leading to the bridge to the Far Harbor. The existing landscaping and hedges screening the storage site remain in place. Construction is being done by PC staff carpenters after hours, which is good for PC as these are our own trusted employees performing this work, as opposed to an outside vendor. During this period, residents continue to have access to their boats. Where did the kayaks go that had to be removed temporarily to permit construction? A temporary rack was erected in the parking spaces directly across the street, and will be removed when the project is complete. Thanks go to all residents who rallied to move their boats when requested. A number of resident boating enthusiasts, including Frank and Louise Rivera, Jim and Carol Russell, David Schowalter and Dan Alger, have volunteered their time and energy to help propel this project from idea to reality, within a relatively short time frame. This project is a great example of the result of collaboration among owners, a PC Committee, our Board and Management. The project plan is on file in the PC Office. Contact any member of the Harbor Committee or Leslie in the PC Office with any questions. Summertime fun in the Cove! Judy Drohlich tests her new umbrella while “vegging” on her Kayak in the Cove. (Judy Drohlich Photo)
OCTOBER 2015  4  2015 Fall Kayak Schedule  More Kayak Storage  By Frank Rivera  By Dee Tashian    Hello all you kayakers  ...
OCTOBER 2015 5 • The investigation of the status of the storm water pipes using our inspection camera has been completed. • Repainting of street signs and benches has been completed. • Investigation into the process for cleaning dryer vents has been completed. Manager’s Report Jack Stevens, Acting General Manager With summer ending and the 2015/2016 season getting ready to start the staff has been busy accomplishing summer projects, regular maintenance projects, and responding to work orders. The following summer projects have been completed: • The storm water pipes connected to the three new storm water/silt collection vaults were cleared of roots and other obstructions. • The Brookhouse pool deck has been repainted. • The Far Harbor pool has been resurfaced with new tile installed. • The Far Harbor pool deck has been repainted. • The Glenhouse pool deck has been repainted. • The Pavilion pool deck has been repainted. • New pool chairs, including some taller lounge chairs, have been installed at the Wilbanks pool. • The Wilbanks pool deck has been repainted. • The 2016 Reserve Study has been completed. • The 2016 Proposed Budget has been submitted by management to the Finance Committee. • The final phase of a three phase road restoration project has been completed. • The failing upper-level Brookhouse decks have been rebuilt or corrected. • Five buildings were fumigated for Termites. • The interior walls of the Pelican Pavilion meeting room and stage were repaired and repainted. The following projects are underway: • The Harbor Club Fitness Facility renovation will be complete later this month. The structural steel, wood framing, mechanical, and electrical work is done and drywall has started. • Engineering data required for a backflow device for the main water line are being compiled. • Several landscape projects are underway as time permits. • The Clower Creek kayak storage reconfiguration is underway with phase one completed. The following projects are scheduled to begin in October or November: • Seven carport roofs will be replaced with many others repaired or partially replaced. • Engineering drawings for the required backflow preventer will be developed. • Engineering drawings for an extension to the reclaimed water line along Vamo Road will be prepared. • Expand a number of recycle areas to hold more recyclables. Social Club “Oktoberfest” Party Opens Season Halloween Party Scheduled! By Lea Buschgans On September 27, Pelican Cove enjoyed their version of an Oktoberfest celebration.   Members of the Social Club and their guests enjoyed authentic German food, drinks, and desserts.  Led by Ilse Soar, the committee transformed the Pavilion into a Hofbrau House. Polka music was provided and all enjoyed the festivities. Thanks to all who volunteered to make this a “Wunderbar” party. Now it is time to start thinking about your Halloween costume for the PCSC Halloween Party on October 25. (L-R) Lea Buschgans, Ilse Soar and Beth Duggan raise their steins in a salute to Oktoberfest. (Lisa Yellin Photo)
OCTOBER 2015  5      The investigation of the status of the storm water pipes using our inspection camera has been complet...
OCTOBER 2015 6 Pelican Programs By Felice Perlmutter and Libby Ross Pelican Programs, 8 p.m. The winter season is approaching and we are all anticipating the wonderful array of Pelican Programs that are in the offing. An unusual season it will be!!! Jan. 5 Jerry Bilik Mar 8 Beethoven Jan. 18 Sarasota Ballet Mar. 18 Guardianship As our opener, we will feature our talented Jerry Bilik, who always starts our season with a bang. So be sure you hold Tuesday, January 5. We will not disclose what will be in store for you but you can count on its being first rate. Feb. 2 “A Picasso” Mar. 28 Rogers and Hammerstein The Sarasota Ballet will be featured on Monday, January 18, as Director Iain Webb talks about the company’s 25th anniversary season and the exciting new adventures ahead. With a mission to enrich lives, captivate emotions, and strengthen the community through the art of dance, the Sarasota Ballet is one of the most unique dance troops in the country. In a first for Pelican Programs, we will present a live two-character stage play, A Picasso, on the Pavilion stage on Tuesday, February 2, starring Roxanne Fay.  The play dramatizes an encounter in occupied Paris, 1941, between the Spanish expatriate artist and a “cultural attaché” from Berlin, as Picasso makes a desperate attempt to save his work. Come learn about Ca’d’Zan, a Sarasota treasure on Tuesday, February 23 and hear Ron Mccarty, curator and keeper of Ca’D’Zan, who will provide us with special insights regarding this museum. PC resident Jeremy Yudkin, a Professor of Music at Boston University, will present a program on Beethoven on Tuesday, March 8.  Among other impressive credentials, Jeremy is the pre-concert lecturer for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood every year, so his talk is sure to be vastly informative and entertaining. Feb. 23 Ca’d’Zan Beauty is in the eye… By Erlinda Rejino Pelican Cove is truly a spectacular space, its lush vegetation, water views, picturesque landscapes, and active community contribute to its beauty. How to capture that beauty and share it with the public and the Pelican Cove community via the revised website was the challenge faced by the Communication Committee’s Website Review Team. The team turned to the Pelican Cove Photography Club for help. Updated photographs were needed in a number of areas including the banner at the top of the website, the amenities section, the new club and group descriptions and the revised photo gallery. Many Photography Club members graciously provided photographs for consideration. A great many photographs were used. There are still many areas of the website where updated photos are needed. Thanks to the artistic “eye” of the Photography Club we have been able to “seed” the Photo Gallery and other areas of the website. We hope this will encourage other club members and other members of the community to submit their photos for consideration. All you ever wanted to know about the Elder Guardianship legislation in Florida will be most ably presented by Senator Nancy Detert, Florida District 25, its sponsor. Barbara Peters Smith, the reporter from the Herald Tribune who highlighted a series on the subject , will join the Senator on March 18. Coffee Program – Wednesday, January 16, “Coffee with Bertha Palmer”  Rogers and Hammerstein will be with us in an unusual presentation by Carol Kaufman, renowned music analyst and pre-concert lecturer for the Sarasota Orchestra. Our own Bobby Barnhardt and Wanda Darlington will lead a home grown Pelican Cove band and invite us to sing along, on March 28. By Janet Hasselbring Note that all Pelican Programs will begin at 8 pm and all will be in the Pavilion EXCEPT for March 18 which will be in Harbor Club. So, prepare for a season of stimulation and fun. Plan to join us for The Pelican Programs! Want to learn about the history of Pelican Cove and Sarasota?  Then, mark your calendars:  The first Coffee Program of 2015/2016 will Bertha Palmer Breakfast Photo feature our neighbor, Bertha Palmer.  Learn about this early settler of Sarasota and her tremendous impact on our area, Historic Spanish Point, Myakka State Park,  and the city of Sarasota.  Presenter, Jane Glennon, Public Programs Coordinator, Historic Spanish Point. Coffee at 9:30; program at 10 a.m. Your donations are welcome.  
OCTOBER 2015  6  Pelican Programs By Felice Perlmutter and Libby Ross  Pelican Programs, 8 p.m.    The winter season is ap...
OCTOBER 2015 7 The Philatelist and the Professor By Selden Sutton PC 35th Anniversary is November 15 By Virginia Tashian and Rita Weingarten Pelican Cove’s 35th Anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday, November 15, at the Pelican Pavilion from 3 to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend! There will be no charge for the event which is sponsored by the Social Club, and by members of the Communications Committee, among others. Tickets will be required and these will be distributed on Thursday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the lobby of the Pelican Pavilion. Save the date and watch for flyers and more information in the November issue of PC News. Why this celebration? On November 15, 1980, the owners, by majority, and the Boards of Directors of the original seventeen condominiums in PC voted to merge into one condominium, under one Board of Directors, giving us the structure and freedom we know today. Eighty-nine percent of owners cast votes in favor, as did 100 percent of lienholders. This was quite an achievement, given the difficulty found in obtaining the required two-thirds majority of owner votes on some more recent issues. It is hoped that many of the some thirty or more owners, “founders,” who supported this merger and still own their units, will attend the event. Thanks go to talented resident cartoonist Jean Gomoll for depicting the happily celebrating pelicans you see on this page. Watch! Community Channel 195 for event updates Ann Triggle What do a distinguished philatelist and a distinguished professor of pharmacology have in common? Quite a lot, actually. A notable collaboration between Pelican Cove residents Ann and David Triggle is an example. In 1985, David, then Dean of the School of Pharmacy at State University of New York, Buffalo, asked his wife, Ann, to curate an apothecary exhibit to celebrate the history of pharmacy. The exhibit was to mark the School’s centennial the following year. Ann’s experience as an internationally recognized thematic philatelist with extensive experience in researching, creating, and organizing national and international congresses for the world’s millions of stamp collectors, as well as her background in chemistry, made her the perfect choice. Stamp collecting for many – famously Franklin Roosevelt, Warren Buffet and even our own Murray Sherry – is often theme specific, as Ann’s colorful exhibit of “health stamps” for “ladies of the evening” in Argentina demonstrates. Historical value and geographical aspects also come into play. Ann’s experience, therefore, translated seamlessly to her new curatorial duties. SUNY’s School of Pharmacy is the oldest public school of pharmacy in New York State. And the rich history of pharmacy in the region during the period between the late 1700s to the mid 1990s turned out to be a gold mine. Western New York was a major area for patent medicine production at the time: elixirs, tonics, stimulants, hair restorers and remedies for female ills were plentiful. “Many of these ‘remedies’ contained generous amounts of alcohol, opium, cocaine or marijuana,” Ann observes. “No doubt they had effects albeit not necessarily curative.” (Upton Sinclair’s continued on page 11
OCTOBER 2015  7  The Philatelist and the Professor By Selden Sutton    PC 35th Anniversary is November 15 By Virginia Tash...
OCTOBER 2015 8 Pelican Cove’s Cultural Events Concert Series Starts December 21 The dates for the 2015-2016 “season” for the Cultural Events program series are complete. Mark your calendars now for these six extraordinary programs. Full descriptions of the artists will appear in future issue of the PC NEWS. Monday, December 21, 2015 – Ann Hobson Pilot (harp) and Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin) Saturday, January 16, 2016 – Paul Green (clarinet) with piano and violin Monday, February 1, 2016 – Trio Cleonice (piano, violin, cello) Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – Neave Piano Trio (violin, piano, cello) Monday, March 21, 2016 – Russian Duo (domra and piano) Monday, April 11, 2016 – Sarasota Wind Quintet The Committee welcomes contributions from our benefactors who will receive season passes for the coming season. A donation of $100 will cover all six concerts and seating for two in the reserved section. As a special consideration to our single residents who wish to become benefactors, the Committee has agreed that a single resident may contribute $50 for all concerts and seating for one in the reserved section. Any questions please call Earl Kaplan at 966-7082. General Manager Search Update By Lisa Yellin The search for a new General Manager has commenced. The search committee consists of: Lisa Yellin, (Board member and Chair); Bill McKay, (Board member); Gordan Amundson (member Harbor Committee, Insurance Committee, past president-BOD), Virginia Greenawalt (Chair, Building and Facilities Committee) and Linda Wolfe (Chair, Communications Committee) round out the five member committee. This is a long and methodical process. It will take time for us to spread the word of our GM opening and subsequently carefully comb through all applicants as we search to find the best person to help lead our unique community. In previous GM searches Condojobs.com was the best source of qualified and quality candidates. This year we went directly to them to have our position listed on Condojobs.com – the recruitment arm of the Florida Community Association Journal. We have already received screened/qualified candidate resumes from them. There is no fee to us for this service. We have also received resumes from word-of-mouth and through the listing on our website (www.pelicancovecondo.com) where a link to the job description is available on the homepage. Wordof-mouth is a very good source for identifying good applicants so please, if you know of a well-qualified individual please tell them about Pelican Cove and encourage them to apply. At this time there is nothing substantial to report other than that we have a job description (both a long version provided by the outgoing GM and a shorter summary version that appears online) and we are gathering resumes and we have begun to finalize our process review applicants. PC NEEDS YOU from page 2 immediate as meetings to discuss changes in the zoning plan for the property approved in 2006 are already taking place at the County Planning Department. When the Planning Department staff has completed their recommendations they are required to announce a neighborhood informational meeting. It is imperative that we be there in large numbers. The committee is also in the process of contacting other adjoining neighborhood associations to join us. The only force that may be stronger than the influence (and money) of developers is the people’s voice. The new committee needs volunteers to work on this and get others to the meeting. After the informational meeting, we will need to attend a hearing at the Sarasota County Planning Commission, and if they pass the proposed changes, we and our neighbors will need to come out in force at the County Commissioners’ ultimate and decisive hearing. We do not have any dates yet, but when we do, we will need to mobilize car pools, vans, or other transportation. We will have a sign-up sheet in the office. If you are willing to get involved, please send your name, phone number and email address to rbrand24@aol.com. If you are not in the Cove yet, you can send that information along with the date when you will be returning to PC.
OCTOBER 2015  8  Pelican Cove   s Cultural Events Concert Series Starts December 21 The dates for the 2015-2016    season ...
OCTOBER 2015 Meet Your Neighbor: Elca Branman By Donna Anderson There is a path in Far Harbor where large, still-life, ceramic sculptures flank the entrance. Follow it toward the creek. You will find a gallery of diverse, imaginative pieces: striking statues and whimsical signs. Enjoy. In moments, you will have learned something of the talent, uniqueness and humor of Elca Branman. Elca speaks with a kind of breathless delight. Her sentences are punctuated with laughter, energy and the occasional four-letter word; her eyes spark with feeling. “A large part of my happiness is Pelican Cove,” she says. “It’s nourishing.” Many factors, present and past, nourish her. “I’m just lucky,” she says. “And I married the right guy.” Elca came to clay somewhat late. ‘Messes’ weren’t allowed in her childhood home, giving rise to an early exit at 17. On her own, creativity blossomed. She dabbled in a variety of arts and crafts forms, even selling ideas to Woman’s Day magazine. After marriage, she studied a year at The Cooper Union, a prestigious art and architecture school in New York. Many women had to make tough choices then, however. When their children were young and money was tight, she left school to stay home. Her husband, Irving, gifted her a free evening weekly. She took classes taught by master potter Karen Karnes, and a passion was born. Karnes taught her the process and standards of working clay, but results from her studio are all Elca. “My ideas and concepts just come. It’s a joyous gift.” She is unable to select a favorite piece. “I’ve always liked this,” she says, pointing to a group of five or six figures. “It’s not skillful, but all over the world there are women crying because of wars.” A second, a human head driven through with spikes, is so physically wrought that it’s difficult to examine. “I don’t know if you have a close relative or someone who has a mental illness. They hurt far worse than the pain they give to people. I think it’s a good piece.” Another exceptional work, a nude self-portrait, was displayed at the Art Fair last season. “Now, in this one, I’m not this fat,” she laughs, “but I thought it was appropriate. This is looking back and putting things in perspective. I don’t sell my pieces, [so] I can make whatever I feel like making. That’s very nice.” Along with art, Elca’s takes delight in her daughters. She chats with at least one daily. Yet, she has mixed feelings about parenthood. “That business about being a mother, I don’t think it’s ever been explored enough. Part of your own persona is subsumed. Choicelessly! It’s like somebody twists a key…and you don’t belong to yourself anymore.” She wondered why people didn’t stop dead at the sight of her first born. “I had never seen a more beautiful child, a perfectly ordinary-looking baby [mind you]. It’s a Niagara of feeling.” 9 During her daughter Megan’s last visit, she and Elca talked about writing a book. They have a topic and a title, “How to Make Friends with Your Mother.” Elca Branman Elca doubts if they will really write it, but thinks they should. “Where Megan and I are now, there is nothing between us. Whatever things I did, it’s [over]…we FaceTime and it’s delicious.” The person she mentions most is her husband. In 1999, they began a new life here. Elca came reluctantly. She left a house that she loved with views of New York’s Schawngunk Mountains, and a studio where her creativity reigned. Irving loved Florida. He played tennis and got involved in the community. She felt that “it was really his turn…he was so good to me.” Irving wasn’t the sort of man she thought she would marry, “not a writer, sculptor or painter.” However, he “was kind and loving, and [as] smart as I was and a nifty man.” They met, married, and had a family. They resided intentionally with Quakers and “do-gooders.” They lived abroad, life-changing years in Turkey and Ecuador, and brought back domestic help that enabled her to finish her education. They enjoyed life. Irving was raised by his widowed mother, and deeply respected women. When Elca chose clay, he learned to build the kilns she needed. After the children were grown, they moved from Manhattan to Stone Ridge, where, with a week of classes, he (with Elca in tow), built their new home. It was half residence, half studio, with “no guestrooms,” she chortles. Soon, he was firing her pots, boxing and driving them across the valley, and displaying them for sale. He would then “go off and be pleasant to customers. [He] was so happy. We used to kid him: ‘Scratch a Jew, find a peddler.’” Once here, Irving became involved on the Board, advocated for children in court, played tennis, and cooked. “I have a book…in which I wrote down every different thing he made every day for a year. [He] was a wonderful cook.” Irving died in 2004. His death gave Elca great heartache, but as time passed, it turned into something more meaningful. “I thought when [he] died I would never recover. The truth of the matter is, I’m a very happy person now. It has nothing to do with loving him…but my life feels very full, very complete, very good. [Widowhood] is [usually] the last experience of womanhood. Forgive me; I tend to be like a missionary, [but] it’s important that women know. You end up owning your life, at last, totally. It is an amazing experience.”
OCTOBER 2015  Meet Your Neighbor  Elca Branman By Donna Anderson   There is a path in Far Harbor where large, still-life, ...
OCTOBER 2015 10 Ulta is coming to Pelican Plaza (Jack Livingston Photo) Thank You Website Testers! By Erlinda Rejino Temperatures that soared into the high 90’s most of this summer with equivalent humidity every day, did not stop the intrepid roadwork crew who finished the repaving early and under budget. (Dee Tashian photo) How many times have you seen an article, a poster or a book with no errors? It is a goal always strived for and achieved less often than we would like. There are no moving parts or interaction with the print media. Now picture that article, poster or book interacting with you, conveying your messages to the correct party and keeping track of the information you provide. Imagine the proof reading and testing involved in making sure all those moving parts are working well together. Pelican Cove had a crackerjack team of testers working with the Communication Committee’s Website Review Team in checking the working parts of the revised website. Those who volunteered for the testing team included: Jean Corigliano, Diane Fox, Butch Lofchie, C. Terry McCormick, Dick Parins, Kris Parins, Carol Redmond, Ilene Shane, David Schowalter, Linda Wolf, Lisa Yellin, Shelly Zelizer and staff members Rosie Mavrikas, Sarah Metcalf and Leslie Walter. The September Yacht Club Rendezvous was held at Pelican Alley in Nokomis. Enjoying good food and camaraderie are Dan and Valerie Alger, Carol and Stuart Cantor, John and Kathy Glasscock, Frank and Donna Anderson, June Faasch, Ro Forgie, Beth Duggan, Ruth Brandwein, Jim Leslie. (David Schowalter photo) 2016 Telephone Directory Changes and corrections to the Pelican Cove Telephone During the height of the vacation season (August 1- 14) Directory must be reported to the PC Office by October 15 these folks took time to “test and review” various parts of the to be included in the 2016 edition. beta website and provide their comments and suggestions to All residents will be listed, unless a the set up team for revision or consideration. The testing team written request to be “unlisted” is submitted. identified over 219 items, each item was carefully considered. Some resulted in immediate New Owners changes others are recorded for NEWCOMER UNIT FROM: CITY, STATE/COUNTRY implementation in the future or for review after the site has been Silvija Aprans BA118 Andover, MA 01810 operational for a while and users Alan & Trina Brand GL351 Havertown, PA 19083 let us know that more change is needed. Richard & Claudine Finkle GR121 Forest Hills, NY 11375 Is the site perfect? Not likely, but it is 200 plus items closer to working well for each user. Thanks testing team for taking the website the next step!! William Gordon BA193 Montclair, NJ 07043 Charles Knier & Karen MacGamwell GL304 Caneadea, NY 14717 Naomi Schwartz Pittsfield, MA 01201 GL301
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OCTOBER 2015 Let’s Do Breakfast! By Susan Feltus When Dave and I arrive at PC, we go looking for a quick breakfast our first morning before grocery shopping. We might go to the Dutch Valley on the Trail, a huge casual place with unlimited selection of traditional breakfast food, a willingness to do anything they can to make you happy, and reasonable prices. We can usually get in without a wait on our way to Trader Joe’s. Later in the season, we want something specialeven something a bit more intimate. We especially like Millie’s on Clark. Where else can you get true Swedish pancakes with lingonberries and just about anything else you could imagine in a charming setting? We also like C’est La Vie in Sarasota on Main which offers excellent French pastries, breads, crepes, and American breakfast entrees with pleasant outdoor seating. Often, however, the service is very slow. Our favorite breakfast spot is Fresh Start Café on S. Orange because they serve fresh imaginative food on their lovely shaded patio. I would eat their shakshuka with a side of fresh fruit every morning while David would be downing their cinnamon raisin French toast yet again. I asked Bernie Lofchie, who leads the PC bike group, what the group likes. She suggested Scrambles on S. Tamiami in Osprey and Patches on E. Venice Ave. in Venice. Dave and I agree that Patches offers good traditional breakfast food with big portions, especially the hash, and friendly waitresses. Scrambles is next on our list to try. The Upper Crust Café and Bakery on W. Venice in Venice serves scones with clotted cream and giant omelets which are especially delicious – a good brunch spot though small. Rob Roth shared the favorite places for the group of PC men that eats breakfast together weekly. They like Simon’s, First Watch, Word of Mouth, Station 400, and the Sun Garden Café. Dave and I found Simon’s Coffee House on the Trail offers some lighter and healthier choices than many places but also features some meat heavy plates and an assortment of porridges. Station 400 on N. Lemon is upscale breakfast food in a unique historical building with outdoor seating availablegreat for brunch. We look forward to trying Rob’s other recommendations. Next month, we want to feature restaurants with views. Please share with us your recommendations so I can include as many places as I have space. Email me at sfeltus@comcast.net. Reminder! Hurricane Season is here! Gather Your Hurricane Supplies NOW: Bottled Water, Flashlight, Medication, Non-perishable Food & Pet Supplies 11 The Philatelist and the Professor from page 7 exposé of these practices in his book The Jungle, was instrumental in generating the FDA act of 1906.) Working on the exhibit together, the Triggles began renting vans to collect a huge number of artifacts: old instruments, hand built cabinets, old medicines, infusion equipment, pill rollers, even equipment for bloodletting and minor surgeries that pharmacists then undertook. The exhibit grew and became so popular that a replica of an apothecary as it would have appeared in the late 1800s eventually opened as a fullfledged museum. Ann and David’s careers are impressive as many of us know. David, with an international reputation as a pharmaceutical scientist, was in 2002 named SUNY University Professor, an honor usually preserved for former university presidents or chancellors in recognition of extraordinary achievement. Not to be overshadowed, Ann was the recipient of the Distinguished Topical Philatelist Award (ATP), at the international National Topical Convention is Washington DC in 2006. The American Topical Association is the world’s largest all-topical philatelic organization. It is a division of the American Philatelic Society established in 1886. IN MEMORIAM We mourn the passing of Name Unit On Date Helen Burke GL324 July 7 Vinny Gibbs BA128 August 27 Irwin Lazar BA274 August 18 Shirley Lazar BA274 August 5 Thomas Soar GR106 August 13 Geri Stanwood GL454 May 14 Barbara Thornton BA225 August 8 FORMER RESIDENTS & FRIENDS Betty Miller August 1 Alice Wheeler September 8 We extend our sincerest sympathy to their family and friends.
OCTOBER 2015  Let   s Do Breakfast  By Susan Feltus   When Dave and I arrive at PC, we go looking for a quick breakfast ou...
OCTOBER 2015 12 Is Spanish Pointe Pub & Grill Closed? By Alice Hawrilenko When the PC Yacht Club attempted to make reservations there in late August for a September date, no one returned calls. Further investigation revealed that the restaurant was “temporarily” closed. As of September 15, the restaurant’s Facebook page reiterated the “temporary closure” status and asked folks to monitor the page for future developments. The PCNews could not confirm that the popular pub has been sold to a condominium developer although there was one news report in August which made that claim. Judy Limekiller Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 941.374.4802 direct JudyLimekiller@JudyLimekiller.com *Resident Realtor & Pelican Cove Owner for the past 15 years* Delivering all of your Real Estate Needs. Delivering the Results. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Flu Shots Friday, November 6 9 a.m. - 12 Noon at Pelican Pavilion (see Insert in this issue) Water fire - Come to visit my office at 8181 S. Tamiami Trail (right near Hobby Lobby) Water Extraction, dry-out & mold prevention Emergency board ups, contents manipulation, duct cleaning, & odor removal Mold - Mold remediation, contents manipulation, & duct cleaning Rebuild - Drywall, cabinets, flooring, paint, hvac, electrical, & plumbing Reynolds Ventures Inc. CBC # 1253650
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OCTOBER 2015 CLASSIFIEDS 15 AJ HOME EXPERT LLC SEEKING A ROOM TO RENT Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring (laminate, hardwood & Seeking room-rental from CLASSIFIEDS-aspiritual, artistic &December-April, 2015. Myself: 44yr. tile), painting, drywall repair, texturing. Finish carpentry (doors, crown woman holistic health minded. Pet/smoke/ molding and base boards). Kitchen and bath cabinet installation and chemical free. Minimal/natural fragrances only. $500-$600/month. AJ HOME EXPERT LLC THE CLEARY GROUP REMAX ALLIANCE HARBORbuilding. Call AJ at (941) 323-6614 or email: ajhomexpert@gmail.com. Positive references available. Maya Liebermann: 413-552-9008 / Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring (laminate, hardwood & tile), HOUSE mayaliebermann123@gmail.com, thanks! APPLIANCE REPAIR texturing. Finish carpentry (doors, crown molding 3BR/2.5B plus den. Direct bayfront unit with spectacular direct views of painting, drywall repair, CARL’S Appliance Repair. 25+ years experience. Most Majorbuilding. WANTED and base boards). Kitchen and bath cabinet installation and Little Sarasota Bay...Huge kitchen, clerestory windows, balcony. Only brands. Licensed and insured. Sears factory-trained, Kenmore, G.E., Retired teacher and wife urgently desire $549,000. Call Joe or for Call AJ at 941-323-6614 or email: ajhomexpert@gmail.com. four of these units ever made. 2,396 sq. ft.2 bedroom/2 bath unitMissy Whirlpool, L.G. Samsung, Amana, Maytag, etc. Serving Pelican Cove February – March 2016 www.PelicanCoveSales.com. Cleary 941-650-8485 in Pelican Cove. We have impeccable PC APPLIANCE Call Carl for over 20 years!REPAIR at (941) 780-3689 with your appliance references from 2015. Contact Roy/Ruth Vorhees (586) 775-5388. CARL’S Appliance www.carlsappliancerepair.com or email: TIRED OF SEARCHING FOR PARKING? questions. website: Repair. 25+ years experience. Most Major brands. WANTED: ONE across from Licensed and insured. Sears factory-trained, Kenmore, G.E., Whirlpool, BEST LOCATION BEDROOM Pavilion; 3 Bedroom END unit; 1548 sq.ft. repaircarls@yahoo.com. Wanted: one bedroom condo by tropical yard/oaks; renter. kitchen, L.G. Samsung, Amana, Maytag, etc. Serving Pelican Cove for over 20 Private entrance; 2nd floor; View offormer Pelican CoveUpdatedTwo CNA Call Carl at 941-780-3689 with your appliance questions. website: Maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances; and months or eight weeks. Anytime between December 2015 Cathedral years! Certified Nurse’s Assistant. We do all or email: repaircarls@yahoo. February 2016. Contact Nancy Levin. 2014; Wood laminate phone ceilings; Skylight; A/C 2011/UV systemCurious24@aol.com orfloors; www.carlsappliancerepair.com personal care. Doctor visits, meds, shopping, cooking, light cleaning. Have worked in PC for 20 (781) 862-5134. Freshly painted; $259,000; Call Annette Kirshner, Exit King Realty, 941com. years! 6 - 24-hours with reasonable rates. Excellent references; 586-5773. THE Agency. Call Judy at (941) Not an COVE’S HANDYMAN 539-7779. Bob Kellar, 941-966-1310. Full unit paint jobs. Carpentry, minor electrical C. F. REALTY GROUP, INC C. F. REALTY GROUP, INC THE COVE’S HANDYMAN    wallpaper removal, “rodent proofing” and plumbing, window cleaning, Licensed Real Estate Broker Bob Kellar, 941-966-1310. misc. repairs. 11 year Cove resident. Ref. kitchen cabinets and any Full unit paint jobs. Carpentry, minor Licensed Real Estate Broker electrical and plumbing, window cleaning, wallpaper removal, “rodent available. bobkellar@verizon.net. 941-966-1310. proofing” kitchen cabinets and any misc. repairs. 11 year Cove HOUSE CHECKING BY KATHY’S Benefit with a a Buyer’s Broker Benefit with Buyer’s Broker resident. Ref. available. Call (941) 966-1310 KLEANING or bobkellar@verizon.net. Is your house in capable hands while you are away? With over 22 years 28 years a a Pelican Cove Resident of experience, I go the extra mile to put your mind 28 years asasPelican Cove Resident HOUSE CHECKING BY KATHY’S KLEANING at ease. Many clients in PC; References available. Contact Kathy at 941-915-3063 or email: Is your house in capable hands while you are away? With over 22 50 Years Real Estate Experience 50 Years Real Estate Experience kjkleans@juno.com. years of experience, I go the extra mile to put your mind at ease. Courtesy tours of Pelican Cove provided Many clients in PC; References available. Contact Kathy at NEED STORAGE SHORT OR LONG TERM? Courtesy tours of Pelican Cove provided (941) 915-3063 orour climate-controlled smaller locker sizes for seasonal email: kjkleans@juno.com. Snow Birds love Call (941) 320-2370 candcfred@comcast.net supplies, & BATH MAKEOVERS SHOWERdecorations and more. Senior Discounts. No Admin. Fees. Call 1-941-320-2370 candcfred@comcast.net One year price guarantee and budget friendly. Come sealed; monthly Shower & Bathtub walls, cleaned, regrouted, caulked,see the difference! Budget Self available. Free Estimates (941) 377-2940; John-Sarasota maintenance Storage 4029 Bee Ridge Road 941-927-2919.        resident since 1974. www.showerandbathsarasota.com. NURSE’S ASSISTANT       Certified Nurse’s Assistant or companion. I do all personal care, doctor’s  visits, medications, shopping, cooking, light cleaning. References avail       REAL name is Maribel Abraham. Please call 941-518-6438. ESTATE able. My        AMAZING VIEW FOR RENT PLUMBING SERVICE   Second-floor, in water heaters, unit with disposals, toilets, faucets. Repair Specializing very bright, end garbage spectacular view of Little  Sarasota Bay. All rooms have waterMaster Contact: Michelle SparksForview. Plumber (CFC1428654). at & remodeling. Licensed & insured     (203) member ofor michspark@aol.com. Your plumber at the Cove since mer 249-5032 your maintenance staff. 2010. MPC$212,000 LLC, Mike Cummings, 941-536-5269. Plumbing, FOR SALE Sunny 2 bedroom 2THE GRIMEFIGHTERS!! QUICK! CALL bath. Less than one year old flooring, new hot    water heater, partial kitchen renovation, quality glass doors installed 24 Hour Emergency water removal; Free mold inspections – MRSR247; on large lanai. Privacyand tile/grout cleaning needs. Serving PC for over all carpet, upholstery amidst botanical setting with fountain/pond  view. Eat-in kitchen has second lanai. Cathedral ceilings. By Owner. 30 years. 941-922-1615. Contact: Linda Ritt at (941) 993-8438. SHOWER & BATH MAKEOVERS FOR SALE Bathtub walls, cleaned, regrouted, caulked, sealed; monthly Shower & – GREAT LOCATION Ground floor 2available. Free Estimates 941- unit in immaculate, maintenance bedroom, 2 bath, non-smoker 377-2940; John-Sarasota move-in condition. An easy walk to the Pavilion, located just resident since 1974. www.showerandbathsarasota.com. steps away. Lanai overlooks beautifully landscaped garden views. REAL ESTATE $249,000. Call Mark, owner, at (941) 921-2762 or (941) 356-4903, or email at flblate@hotmail.com. AMAZING VIEW FOR RENT Second-floor, very RENTAL DESIREDbright, end unit with spectacular view of Little Sarasota Bay. All rooms have water seeking condo. Interested in at 203-249Long-time responsible rentersview. Contact: Michelle Sparkstwo 5032 or two bath rental for December 2015, January and February bedroom michspark@aol.com. 2016. Prefer first floor. Would consider one bedroom and second floor Tom Warmbold 941-321-8672 cell THE CLEARY GROUP REMAX ALLIANCE also. Contact Phyllis and Keith at (781) 828-8258ndor pmoore4967@ BAYHOUSE Two bedroom/2 bath. Bayfront 2 floor unit overlooking 24 hour emergency service aol.com. Thank you. 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. APRIL 2015 April 2015 15 
OCTOBER 2015  CLASSIFIEDS  15  AJ HOME EXPERT LLC SEEKING A ROOM TO RENT Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring  lamina...
PELICAN C VE First Class Presort U.S. Postage PAID Manasota, FL Permit 133 1615 Pelican Point Drive Sarasota, 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. KAYAK/CANOE CLUB: Organized outings on the water. Info: Frank Rivera (941) 918-9475 or rrogercat@aol.com. SCULPTURE CLUB: Coordinator: Marcia Wolfson (941) 966-4855. ART STUDIO: Wilbanks Art Studio by key. Membership $10 yearly. Info: Phyllis Camesano (716) 352-6163. LADIES WATER EXERCISE: Meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Sony Krajcovic (941) 966-1482. SOCIAL CLUB: Membership open to all residents. $15 per person per year. Info: Beth Duggan: (941) 350-6111. BALLROOM & ETHNIC DANCE: Instruction on ballroom and ethnic dancing. Info: Vicky Geskos (617) 721-3443. LIBRARY: Pelican Pavilion – Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Books, tapes, DVDs, games, puzzles; for use by all residents. TAP DANCING: Meets Jan–Mar, Wednesday, 3 p.m., Pavilion. Info: Pat Klugherz (941) 918-0532 or Dixie Mahan (941) 918-4437. BIKE GROUP: Meets Nov-Apr. Organized bike rides outside of Pelican Cove. Info: Bernie Lofchie (781) 925-4722 or blofchie@gmail.com. LINE DANCE: Meets Oct–May, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. Pavilion; Info: Dixie Mahan (941) 918-4437. TENNIS CLUB: Meets Dec-Apr. Info: Beth Duggan (941) 350-6111. CINEMA CLUB: Meets monthly, Nov–Apr, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, Info: Pat Klugherz (941) 918-0532. MEN’S WATER EXERCISE: Meets Nov-Apr, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. Pavilion Pool. Info: Don Black (941) 966-6462. WATER AEROBICS CLASSES: For men and women, Monday and Thursday, 4 p.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Colleen Gibson (989) 295-8779. COFFEE PROGRAM: Meets monthly, Dec–Mar, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Info: Janet Hasselbring (616) 402-0961. NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR: Need help? Info: Janet Hemond (941) 966-3553. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Meets Jan–Mar, Tuesday, 9 a.m., Pavilion. Info: Barbara Jost (941) 966-7544. CULINARY CLUB: Meets for Thematic Dinners. Dec–Apr. First Saturday each month. Info: Helene Crawford (941) 966-3029. OPEN POKER: Meets Jan-Mar, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Harbor Club. Info: Janet Hemond (941) 966-3553. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Meets Jan–Mar; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Pavilion. Info: Arline Neufeld at arline.david@juno.com. PARTY BRIDGE: Meets every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Wilbanks. Info: Warren Lappin (941) 266-5513 or Olga Peters (941) 966-4483. WRITERS GROUP: Discussions and readings from published authors of Pelican Cove. Info: Janet Hasselbring (616) 402-0961. EXERCISE TO GO: Meets Jan–Mar, Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Info: Rita Breen (941) 966-1485. PELICAN COVE UNIVERSITY: Classes held at various recreational facilities. Info: Ben and Elizabeth Forsyth (941) 244-2043. FIBER ARTS GROUP: Meets monthly at different locations. Nov–Apr. Info: Judy Black (941) 966-6462. FOLK MUSIC CLUB: Meets monthly, Dec–Mar, Harbor Club. Info: Joel Leonard (941) 882-3093. GET FIT: Meets every Wednesday and Thursday at Pavilion, 4-5 p.m. Info: Leanne Platfoot (239) 481-1311. JAZZ GROUP: Meets Jan-Mar, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, Info: Bobby Barnhart (941) 966-1352. PELICAN PROGRAMS: Meets monthly, Jan–Mar. Info: Felice Perlmutter (941) 966-5880 or Libby Ross (845) 245-8330. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Meets Jan–Mar, Friday, 9:00 a.m., Harbor Club (Labs meet Thursday, 3:15 p.m. Wilbanks) Info: Susan Smith (941) 966-5797. POETRY GROUP: Meets Dec–May, every two weeks. Info: Barbara Keller (317) 691-3585 or Peter Bergas (941) 966-3245. WOODWORKING: Daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. by key. $15 yearly + $25 initiation fee. Pres. Jeff Fernald: (941) 966-8824; V.P. Ed Yellin: (941) 966-0168. YACHT CLUB: Scheduled rendezvous. $20 annually, plus $10 initiation fee. Info: Frank Anderson (301) 452-3157. YAPPY HOUR: Dog lovers meet in the dog park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3 p.m. Info: Kayla Niles (941) 918-1777. YOGA: Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Dec-Jul 8:30 a.m. Aug-Nov 8:00 a.m. Chair Yoga meets Jan–Mar, Friday. 9:30 a.m. Info: Laura Shulman at lauragshulman@gmail.com or (845) 338-7970.
PELICAN C VE  First Class Presort U.S. Postage PAID Manasota, FL Permit 133  1615 Pelican Point Drive Sarasota, Florida 34...