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PELICAN C n e w s Volume XLI No 3 MARCH 2015 All the news that fits New Board Officers SPECIAL EVENTS March 1 Movie Night 7 p m Pavilion March 2 Stan Hendricks Jazz 7 30 p m Pavilion March 3 23 Pelican Program 8 p m Pavilion March 5 New Owners Welcome 4 30 p m Wilbanks March 6 Meet Greet 9 30 a m Wilbanks March 6 Cinema Club 7 30 p m Pavilion March 9 24 Cultural Events 8 p m Pavilion March 10 Writers Fair 6 p m Pavilion March 14 15 16 Art Show 1 p m Pavilion Harbor Club March 18 Kayak Canoe Club 4 p m Harbor Club March 22 Social Club 5 30 p m Pavilion March 22 Folk Music Club 7 30 p m Harbor Club March 25 Coffee Program 9 30 a m Pavilion VE 2015 Board members L R Paul Cincinnato Judy Drohlich Chris Smenos Secretary Gary Gulden President Ewa Hammer Vice President Bill McKay Treasurer Frank Rivera Ass t Secretary and Murray Sherry Missing from photo is Lisa Yellin Ass t Treasurer You Can Still Vote Did you submit your signed proxy with a YES or NO vote to place limitations on absentee investor purchases of Pelican Cove condos If not you still have an opportunity to do so The due date for submission of proxies was extended from the date of the Annual Meeting of February 21 to April 7 the scheduled date of the reconvening of the Annual Meeting If you wish to submit a proxy and misplaced or never received your proxy material get in touch with the Office and you will be sent another package The Annual Meeting was proceeding normally with reviews of the past year by General Manager Connie Lang Treasurer Bill McKay and President Murray Sherry when the results of the proxy vote limiting absentee investor purchase of condos was announced Of the 487 General Limited Proxy forms that were received 439 YES votes and 46 NO votes were counted The owners in the Pavilion erupted in comment decrying the large number of owners who had not submitted their proxies After about 20 comments by owners overwhelmingly in favor of allowing additional proxies to be submitted a motion was passed to extend the due date to April 7 This change Continued on page 7 INSIDE THIS ISSUE To the Editor 2 Committee Doings February 4 Connie s Corner 5 President s Post 3 Before You Leave 4 Classifieds 19
PELICAN C  n e w s  Volume XLI No. 3  MARCH 2015     All the news that fits     New Board Officers  SPECIAL EVENTS March 1...
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insurance to assign we in rule decided that we would documentscomment responsibility for that we would use our Cartoonist Jean Gomoll made little sense to me Murray Sherry Board President who repairshand clearly stip documents to assign responsibility for is an excellentcommon documents Condominium Law on the other when The Florida to assign responsibility for repairs when common Cartoonist Jean Gomoll Cartoonist Jean Gomoll Board Liaison Pelican Cove historian told me that therequired to insure andthe other hand clearly stip Emily Carrier The Florida is rule had been made many is responsible to repai The Florida Condominium Law on thus many years Association Condominium Law on the other hand clearly stip ____ Board Liaison ago when pickup trucks were large unsightly work vehicles Folks did not want Board Liaison Emily Carrier Emily Carrier Association is portions of insure and thus is responsible to repai Association is required to insure and thus is responsible to repai expense all required to the condominium property as origina to look at these vehicles all day and all portions of the condominium property as original expense allof like kind and quality expense night replacement portions of the condominium property as origina Every day of the week except Sundays and holidays we are flooded with replacement of like kind and quality replacement of like kind and quality Our experience illustrates that under the current insur commercial vehicles of every size and description from 8 a m until 8 p m Happy St Patrick s Day Our experience illustrates the under the current insur Our experience illustrates that under the current insur ment there isare on incentive for thatAssociation to the adequ During the daylight hours these trucks little display for all to see along with make ment thererepairs since they do not bear financialto make adequ ment there is little incentive for the Association responsibilty Tuesday March 17 plumbing bylittle residents for the Association to make adequ clean sleek modern pickups owned is our incentive plumbing repairs since they do not bear financial time plumbing repairs that they by 8 bear financial responsibilty quences of exit Pelican Covedo not p m By that responsibilty All of the Articles December Issuevendors trucks must repairs sincefail Owners on the other hand pay the pr quences of repairs that fail Ownersnot but also the price of the pr quences damagedthat trucks will on return hand pay the pr repairs toof repairs The fail Ownerson the other hand pay cance during the it is already dark personal property the other a m Articles December Issue TUESDAY NOVEMBER Issue Editorial Staff Articles December11 winter months repairs to damaged personal property but alsotill 8price of cance repairs to or rising premiumproperty but water damageof cance the coverage damaged personal rates when alsothe price claims TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11 current rules our resident owned trucks must exit the residential areas TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11 TUESDAY Under our email pcneditors gmail com Editor Alice Hawrilenko NOVEMBER 11 Most ownerscoverage oraction of the the employee s2009 to damage claims coverage or rising premium rates when water damage of the believetheir vehicles to Association in parking opt at claims by 10 p m move the rising premium rates when water lot out email pcneditors gmail com email pcneditors gmail com email pcneditors gmail com believe the action trucks Law is employee s opt out Features Editor Donna Anderson the Florida Condominiumfrom thebad news for opt out of ow that time However they believe the action of the Association in 2009 toparking Covethe must remove their of the Association in 2009 toPelican of the Advertising December lot by seven the Florida Condominium Law is bad news for Pelican Cove o the order Condominium Law is bad news Carol and Jim Redm Cartoonist JeanAdvertising Decemberin the morning inFloridato make room for our employees for Pelican Cove ow Gomoll Advertising December were made so that we didn t have to look at unsightly pickup Issue The rules Carol and Jim Redm Carol and Jim Redm Proofreaders MurrayIssue Sherry Issue NOVEMBER 11 we look at them all day long during daylight hours At night when trucks Yet FRIDAY Lisa Yellin we can t we ask our owners FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 email leslie pelicancovecondo com Virginia FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 see these trucks Continued on page 9to move them out of sight Does Tashian this make sense Continued on page 9 Continued on page 9 email leslie pelicancovecondo com email leslie pelicancovecondo com email leslie pelicancovecondo com EDITORIAL STAFF EDITORIAL STAFF EDITORIAL STAFF PC NEWS PC NEWS December December DEADLINES DEADLINES Production Leslie Walter Board Liaison Gary Gulden 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 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MARCH 2015 3 President s Post Murray Sherry Sayonara This is my last one there will be a new smiling face next month As I said at the Annual Meeting this has been a productive year The Board members really worked as a team to make the necessary decisions and the staff carried out all requests whether from Board or work order expeditiously Three cheers to all who contributed The Board meetings since the summer break have been short and to the point As a matter of fact we cancelled a number of Board Workshops because there were no issues on the table to discuss All of this came to an end with four significant issues to cover in February see Board Results on p 4 Three were resolved leaving the redesign of the fitness facility in the Harbor Club as the outstanding carryover issue for the new Board Life in Pelican Cove is different from life in most other condominiums Whenever I find myself describing this life to outsiders I find myself stressing what we do rather than the layout of our homes It s Pelican Cove University versus the golf course We must keep on working to maintain and expand these unique features of our home I want to express my thanks to everybody management staff Board members Committee Chairs and members other volunteers for their dedication this past year to the various aspects of condo life at Pelican Cove May the upcoming year continue this tradition Board of Directors Committee Meetings Committee meetings scheduled for the month of March Check Channels 195 the PC website or the O ce for any changes New Owners NEWCOMER UNIT FROM Jean Corigliano Penny Rubin BR233 Spencertown NY Jonathan Harris BA156 Minneapolis MN Jean Harris GR112 Sarasota FL Deirdre McKay TR148 Rye NY Jacqueline Northesk GR238 Sarasota FL Board Workshop Tuesday March 10 1 30 p m Tuesday March 31 1 30 p m Harbor Club Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday March 17 1 30 p m Pelican Pavilion Bay Water Committee Thursday March 12 9 30 a m Wilbanks Ivy Room Buildings Facilities Committee Friday March 6 9 a m Wilbanks Conference Room Communications Committee Tuesday March 10 9 30 a m Wilbanks Ivy Room Cultural Events Committee Thursday March 5 11 a m Wilbanks Ivy Room Finance Committee Friday March 20 9 30 a m Wilbanks Ivy Room Grounds Committee Wednesday March 11 9 a m Wilbanks Conference Room Harbor Committee Wednesday March 4 9 a m Wilbanks Conference Room Insurance Committee Friday March 20 9 a m Wilbanks Conference Room Planning Committee Thursday March 12 9 30 a m Wilbanks Conference Room Rules Committee Monday March 16 9 30 a m Wilbanks Conference Room Town Hall Meeting Questions and answers from the Board regarding the Proposed Amendment to our Declaration of Condominium March 10 4 p m Harbor Club Refreshments to follow
MARCH 2015  3  President   s Post Murray Sherry  Sayonara  This is my last one  there will be a new smiling face next mont...
4 February Board Results Both the February Board Workshop and Board Meeting were devoted to four subjects changing the design of front elevated decks on Brookhouse buildings implementing an updated survey of the boat basin and its channels defining a Harbor Club fitness facility renovation and adding a noise rule to The Rules We Live By TRWLB Front Decks Unlike the other neighborhoods with postand beam structured front elevated decks the Brookhouse buildings have cantilevered decks Several of these now need significant structural repairs The replacement of cantilevered beams would involve extensive demolition of the first floor kitchen ceiling whereas rebuilding the decks using a post and beam method could be completed less expensively more quickly and without the extensive demolition Management has estimated the dollar savings to replace all decks at about 840 000 and a time savings of 223 weeks or four years The Board unanimously approved the revised approach Harbor Survey For a decade a plan has been in the works to dredge the harbor in 2016 at a cost of about 170 000 This task would involve receiving permits to go ahead with the project Our consultant Marine Engineer Kristy Tignor has told us that we need to conduct a survey of the harbor within the next 30 60 days if we wish to have the needed permits in time to conduct dredging in 2016 The Harbor Committee proposed that we ask Weber Engineering Surveying Inc Before You Leave MARCH 2015 to carry out the survey Weber did the last survey of the harbor making them familiar with the eccentricities of this body of water The Board unanimously approved Harbor s survey plan at a cost of approximately 4 250 Fitness Facility The Board discussed six different proposed plans to renovate the fitness facility for the first time this month The Board agreed that the key to any renovation is the movement or removal of the sauna from its current location in the Harbor Club Furthermore the location of storage areas for tables and chairs within the building is critical since storage areas have to be convenient to the meeting room A major plus would be the ability to relocate the sauna within the Harbor Club Buildings Facilities will take the challenge up at its March meeting and the Board will follow up at its March Workshop Noise The proposed resolution from the Rules Committee to add noise as a formal offense in TRWLB had been distributed to Board members several days before the Board Meeting as a result of which several changes were suggested The Board accepted a revised resolution for consideration Key to the revised resolution was the statement that no offensive noise is permitted at any time but especially between 10 p m and 7 30 a m Offensive noise includes noise that is objectionable to nearby residents such as shouting playing blaring music excessively loud conversation talking loudly on a cell phone etc The Board accepted this resolution by a 7 2 vote Don t forget to follow the Checklist Before Leaving for the Season while closing up your unit for the summer One is located as an insert in this issue of the PC News or you can pick up a copy at the PC Office Notify the PC Office of any change in contact numbers and mailing address when you are leaving for the summer months to receive important notices for emergency contact and your PC News House Checkers It is important that owners do their best to protect their property and that of their neighbors by turning the water OFF to the unit and hiring a house checker to perform WEEKLY inspections while away from Pelican Cove The longer the leaks go unreported the more damage there will be to the unit or units House checkers need to flush all toilets and run water in sinks to prevent raps from drying out Dry traps allow sewer rodents to enter a unit If you don t know where the shut off is for your unit simply complete a work request a few days before you are scheduled to leave and a staff member will stop by to show you Reporting Water and A C Leaks If you happen to experience a plumbing or A C leak that causes water damage to your walls floors or ceilings it is important to notify the Office to determine who is financially responsible Emergencies in which water is currently flowing should be reported immediately via a phone call to the Office 966 5674 during normal business hours or the Gatehouse 966 2992 on evenings and weekends Slow leaks seepage or stains should be reported via a written work request during normal business hours Upon notification a staff member will examine the site and advise the owner of the proper course of action
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8 MARCH 2015 NOVEMBER 5 Connie s Corner Connie sCorner Harbor ClubOffice Notes correct a static issue we were AV system to having with the Hearing Loop We also purchased and Connie Lang General Manager The senior staff persons have spentthe installed a new RF demodulator to correct issues we have The carpenters completed much of Board Committee Meetings with the television broadcast the last month analyzing items for the 2014 having The Board of Directors and Committee meetings exterior work on the ninth been Using 2015 budgeted funds we purchased an inspection Glenhouse building at 1715 Proposed Budget and with the return of Board are back Agendas must be posted 72 hours prior Pelican Cove Road Meetings the camera which allows the staff to see inside pipes that are Meetings and Committeeand will be staff to a scheduled meeting Please check PC s official completing the tenth Glenhouse liaisons have been busy working with thewithin walls and are underground We have looked at areas bulletin boards located at the PC Office the Harbor building members at 1711 Pelican Cove which have had ongoing pest problems and have identified Clubhouse and the Pelican Pavilion sealed those Road in March They have also open pipes in five locations to date We have for agendas and any cancellations Notices are also We have removed re roofing project roof open The flat roof and replaced will begin in pipes eliminating those openings for pests posted on Channel to and on two root clogged locations decking or required for late Januaryas early February the also used the camera195 identify the PC website at www peliroof project They have started of sewer lines cancovecondo com under Events Calendar To see The carpenters are on the roof the Glenhouse three signs are now installed that select thethe section The replacing siding working on level meeting agendas and minutes indicate underlined 2 building at 1700 Glenhouse Drive of the bayfront walkway on which pets are not permitted at 1601 Bayhouse Point meeting Board of Directors Grounds etc The roof project is proceeding on schedule The The carpenters removed the lanai structure sealed the deck The painters are completing the work at Treehouse a at 1615 buildings located at 1601 1603 Bayhouse Point Drive and and reinstalled the lanai structure on the rear of 14 unit at Clower Deed Changes Creek Drive and are priming mate1520 Pelican Point Drive and installing one coat of finish on 1615 1617 Bayhouse Court have been completed and the The ownership to a unit frequently changes after the rials in the have been neighborhood as the materials are installed The paintersGlenhouse providing the additional labor required building located at 1609 Bayhouse Point Drive has been death of a spouse or if the unit is included as part of for set ups for the many winter events have been completing started We expect the roof project to be complete by the end Cracks in the numberpainting the ninth Glenhouse Club have been one tennis court at the Harbor building of March a Trust Please provide the office with a recorded copy work orders and are of any changes to the deed to your unit atrepaired and a new finish onThey also made drywall repairs 1715 Pelican Cove Road the playing surface has been installed The grounds crew installed a Live Oak tree near TR137 in units affected by extensive structural repairs as well as in a Highrise Oak near GR129 a Holly near GR118 and a Holly The pool decks have been painted and the annual maintenance on the near BR115 Holiday Decorations landscape near HA145 and They improved the units affected by pipe repairs pool heaters has been completed and the heaters have been put into Decorations number of patio December 1st to The electrician worked with residents to upgrade the widened and leveled a may be put up fromblock walkways service repairing of landscape that is decorations sound controls at the Pavilion to allow an external sound They re alsoJanuary 7th any each year seasonal damaged by board to Power the auditorium s sound system Thisthe irrigationroof vendor The Azaleas andplacedClerodendrum are control Light installed the electrical power for has the including lighting may be the on the outside walls Florida blooming which signals that spring is arriving provided a level of sound previously unavailable for groups of the condominium units and the bushes adjacent booster pump The John Deere electrician is pulling the permits for Bay Village installed new plants in the landscapemay be such as jazz that do not use the stage We continue to address to the unit The stairway to the upper levels buffer the installation of the booster pump site lighting issues rewiring sections of underground wire decorated provided that joint users of the stairs have as time allows We added a secondary sound board been planted Continued on page 15 Sunpatiens a hybridized New Guinea Impatiens have to the no objection Limited Common Elements excluding in the entrance flower beds at the four way stop at the Wilbanks and carports may be decorated No decorations may at several other locations Hanging baskets of Sunpatiens have been exceed the height of the roof or be placed on the roof installed at the mailbox locations and are available for the owners to purchase The baskets are 5 25 each and the potted plants are 1 50 Sarasota County s CodeRed EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR each CodeRed is a free secure advanced and effective The Name been fertilized new shells have been spread on the shell turf has Quang Nguyen paths and Mexican Petunias have been planted along the exit side of Position Landscape Specialist the main road The front beds of the buildings have been mulched and two Employed May 31 1983 replaced with Holly trees near Holly trees that died have been TR118 and TR103 Vietnam Hometown and TR104 emergency system that allows you to receive calls email alerts or text messages about events that could impact your neighborhood or help protect your family or property These alerts could be water or sewer interruptions missing persons alerts and major traffic detours Register at www scgov net For more information contact the Sarasota County Call Center at A slowdown in Things about Pelican Cove The closings Favorite the PC real estate market has resulted in two occurring in October Year to date 40 units have been sold compared 941 861 5000 and ask about CodeRed beautiful landscaping with 46 units for the same period in 2012 A few more units have been GM Comments Quang is the are currently added to the inventory totaling 17 units thatlandscapingfor sale project leader at Pelican Cove He turns ideas New Owners as of The drier Fall and does so quietly and quickly staff is happy to into reality season has arrived and the outdoors November 2013 enjoy some cooler less humid weather Runner Up Amy Spurlock Facilities Specialist Quang Nguyen Landscape Specialist and Amy Spurlock Facilities Specialist different jobs but Thomas Elizabeth Egan equally important to this special place Connie Lang General ManagerPelican Cove CONGRATULATIONS called BR113 Hot Springs AR 71909
8  MARCH 2015  NOVEMBER  5  Connie   s Corner Connie   sCorner  Harbor ClubOffice Notes correct a static issue we were AV ...
MARCH 2015 6 Committee Doings February Following are highlights of the February committee meetings Harbor February 4 28 boat slips are available 25 residents are waiting for kayak storage space The committee is asking the Board to approve a harbor survey so that the committee can finalize plans for harbor dredging in 2016 With the continuing need for more kayak storage space the committee is focusing on Bayhouse Point as the best possible location The committee is studying water runoff and drainage into the harbor Buildings Facilities February 6 A resolution was sent to the Board re Brookhouse balcony repairs There was more discussion on the Fitness Room renovation several options were presented the biggest issue being the removal of the Sauna The maintenance crew will work on the drainage issue at 1627 Brookhouse Drive Communications February 10 The Committee discussed ways the entire community could better participate in recycling including instituting best practices for the Office staff and clubs groups that includes using recyclable products and considering adding something about recycling to the Cove s mission statement the Meet and Greets use of the Bulletin Boards and the progress of the new website launch Grounds February 11 A 3 year removal replacement plan was presented and will be combined with an arborist s report due in March as input to the 2016 budget preparation process Owners should not be concerned that Spanish Moss may be harmful to trees It is an air plant that will not kill the tree it is growing on Sidewalk repairs take precedence over all other repairs due to safety issues all safety issues such as dangerous dead tree limbs should be reported in a work order A work order should be submitted if an owner wishes a consultation with staff regarding plantings in the area of the condo Bay Water February 12 The Committee discussed concerns about decreasing water quality in our harbor and cove Rob Wright from Sarasota County NEST program will be addressing this issue and possible remediation on March 5th at the Coffee Hour The Committee is getting ready to send a resolution to the Board requesting incorporation of bio swales and pervious pavement in the Summer 2015 road renovation project in order to help with water drainage Cultural Events February 12 The financial report indicated a decrease of 1 800 from last month s balance Arrangements for the concert on Feb 16 in honor of Laszlo Varga were made Negotiations are underway for next year s concerts Planning February 12 The only topic for discussion was the draft of the Survey Monkey questions that will be sent out to all residents and non resident owners following Board approval at the beginning of March 2015 Several of the survey items were discussed either for inclusion or exclusion A multitude of other questions were also edited or totally revised A revised document should be available by Planning s next meeting Toward the end of the meeting a discussion arose concerning who in the future should be responsible for making telephone calls in order to encourage condo owners to vote This task could be distributed among all committees Finance February 20 After reviewing the January budget numbers and discussing the ongoing audit the committee considered the rules for investing Association funds and then decided to look into using other federally guaranteed instruments that may pay higher rates than FDIC insured deposits The committee agreed to explore the concept of a contingency fund with an upper and lower limit so that when the fund reached the low limit it would be replenished Rules February 23 The Committee is proposing to strengthen the rules regarding the use of house checkers It is preparing a resolution proposing to register pets in Pelican Cove A brief mention of certain safety issues including plugged vents and old electric panels ended the meeting Tennis Club Plans End of Season Joan E Lappin President The Tennis Club is especially active now with the arrival of many of our members for the prime season in Pelican Cove We celebrated at a party in late January and had a terrific time so much so that we decided to have an additional end of season party on Friday March 20 at The Wilbanks This one will be chaired by Vicki Geskos You must contact her no later than March 13 if you plan to attend In February we established a new maintenance sub committee spearheaded by Ben Kaplan and Eric Stackowicz They met with PC s Jack Stevens and in no time flat our issues were addressed Broken nets were mended and power washed Towels have been ordered to help dry the courts to ensure safe play Our 12 times for round robins 8 30 10 a m at the Pavilion M F and 10 11 30 a m at the Harbor Monday Friday plus our regular Tuesday Thursday round robins at the Pavilion are allowing all of our members to find games at their level of play and to find tennis partners We hope you will join us at our next meeting on Monday March 2 at The Wilbanks at noon Our clinics with Mike Price are continuing on Saturday from 11 a m 12 30 p m and on Wednesday from 6 7 30 p m at the Harbor
MARCH 2015  6  Committee Doings, February Following are highlights of the February committee meetings. Harbor  February 4 ...
MARCH 2015 7 Art Show is March 14 15 and 16 Jane Freund Cheryll Glowacki You Can Still Vote from page 1 The entries are in and this year s Art Show promises to be a great representation of all the talented visual artists here in Pelican Cove The show will be held Saturday and Sunday from 1 5 p m and Monday from 1 4 p m at both Pavilion and Harbor Club As usual we are drawing on a huge pool of volunteers to receive and display artworks create the catalog greet visitors bake cookies serve refreshments make signs the list goes on and on All the while Pelican Cove employees are working behind the scenes to ensure that it all goes smoothly Highlights of this year s show are Open studios and demonstrations at Wilbanks Art Photography and Woodworking and Harbor Sculpture and Fiber Arts on Saturday from 1 5 p m An expanded display area in the Pavilion to accommodate the growing number of participating artists A gourmet wine and food basket featuring gift certificates from your favorite local establishments to be raffled off along with Ettie Wurtzel s fabulous flower arrangement as a fundraiser for the Art Show and surprises along the way A few reminders for the artists Make sure your pieces are labeled front and back and ready to hang with picture wire attached Art must be dropped off from 9 a m Noon on Friday March 13 at either Harbor Fiber Arts only or Pavilion all other media No work will be accepted after Noon The artists reception will be held Friday March 13 at Wilbanks from 5 6 30 p m Please bring an hors d oeuvre to share Due to space constraints the reception is for participating artists only See you at the show is allowed by our documents which state that proxy votes remain valid for up to 90 days after their initial due date Two awards were presented at the Annual Meeting The Sterling Emerson award initiated to honor the special efforts of a Pelican Cove volunteer outside of the committee structure was awarded to Bernie Hamel for her 15 years of tireless efforts to upgrade the Pelican Cove library The Volunteer of the Year award was presented jointly to Charlie and JoEllen DeMarco for their efforts to reinvigorate Pelican Cove University over the past three years The Annual Meeting concluded with comments by owners on any subject after which the Annual Meeting was formally suspended to reconvene on April 7 Harriet Gayle Nature Walk Sam Alaimo On Tuesday March 17 and Thursday March 19 from 10 30 a m to noon Harriet Gayle will lead another of her popular nature walks Actually she says they are more like nature creeps or nature crawls little territory is covered but a lot of interesting information is dispensed Come and find out the special characteristics of a particular tree For example is the tree native or exotic or is the tree outstanding in its role in history and or the environment Similar to previous explorations some common vegetation around The Wilbanks will be discussed Special attention will be paid to the mangroves growing along the bay Sign up for either walk is on Tuesday March 10 at 9 30 a m at the Pavilion gazebo Space is limited to 20 participants for each walk
MARCH 2015  7  Art Show is March 14, 15 and 16 Jane Freund   Cheryll Glowacki  You Can Still Vote, from page 1    The entr...
MARCH 2015 8 STAN HENDRICKS JAZZ CONCERT SERIES For the third concert of the season meet Terry Myers who is undoubtedly one of the best all around reed players in the country today His versatility and expertise on the clarinet and saxophone are a treat to the ears So said Buddy Morrow former leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and one of the great musicians and band leaders during the early stages of the Big Band Era An Iowa native Myers was a member of the US Marine Corps Reserves for five years After college where he majored in music and education he honed his musical talent and soon developed a successful career in Nashville and New York City When Myers decided to move to Florida he quickly became one of the most in demand musicians in the state He was a band leader at Disney World s Epcot Center for four years and for a time led the band at Rosie O Grady s which was part of the popular Church Street Station entertainment complex in downtown Orlando In 1992 he was invited to form and lead a Tribute to Benny Goodman orchestra which performed successfully for many years at such attractions as Busch Gardens in both Florida and Virginia Cypress Gardens and Silver Springs as well as most of the major concert halls in Florida and across the country Now featured as conductor performer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra he is an exceedingly charming host who puts the audience at ease and then wows them with his musical presentation With Myers will be Ron Texeira on Piano Bassist Al Dodds Drummer Reinhart Winkler and featured vocalist Simone Kopmajer Austrian born Simone Kopmajer has toured Europe Asia and spends a couple of weeks annually in the United States Currently touring and performing at Heidi s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach this fresh young singer is dynamite For those interested in excellent jazz vocals rooted in the past while leaning toward the future Simone does not disappoint Come meet Terry Myers and Simone Kopmajer Monday March 2 7 30 p m at The Pavilion A 5 donation is requested at the door PC Writers March Events Jan Hasselbring First Annual Writers Fair Tuesday March 10 at 7 p m at the Pelican Pavilion Join us for the first ever Writer s Fair at Pelican Cove Our very own writers will speak briefly about their writing and have their work on display Beginning at 7 p m each writer will give a brief description presentation reading of his her writing books Following the live presentations there will be an informal time for perusing the writers works and chatting with them over a glass of wine or punch Books will be available for signing purchase To paraphrase an Emily Dickinson poem A word is dead when it is said written some say I say it just begins to live that day Though Dickinson a prolific writer of poetry favored the reclusive life we think she ll forgive us for coming out of seclusion for an evening and bringing the written word to life We invite you to join us Writers Present with Lyla Ward Tuesday March 24 at 7 p m at the The Harbor Club Ms Ward will share the evolution of her book in progress Broadway Schrafft s and Jewish Rye about the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the 1930 s and early 1940 s and read essays from her book revealing the unique characteristics of the neighborhood in which she grew up Her first book How to Succeed at Aging Without Really Dying was an Amazon best seller in hardcover paperback Kindle and audio versions Over 60 years she has published numerous works of humorous verse op eds personal essays and pieces of social commentary in newspapers and magazines around the country including Good Housekeeping The Wall Street Journal Cosmopolitan Woman s Day Family Circle The Washington Post the Chicago Tribune The Christian Science Monitor and Newsday among many others Small World Department John Adler Recently I became well acquainted with Duncan Finlay a retired CEO of Sarasota Memorial Hospital Before he came to visit me I asked him if he had ever been in Pelican Cove and he said he had not Then when he arrived Duncan told me that passing The Wilbanks jogged his memory In the early 1970 s when he was a young doctor practicing in Sarasota Duncan made a house call to treat Mae Ashton Wilbanks She had previously sold the Pelican Cove property but retained the right to live in her home until her death on April 18 1976 at age 92 Her grandson John Henry Wilbanks knew Duncan and requested him to make the house call
MARCH 2015  8  STAN HENDRICKS JAZZ CONCERT SERIES  For the third concert of the season meet Terry Myers who    is undoubte...
MARCH 2015 9 Coffee Programs Janet Hasselbring Been Ripped Off Lately Wednesday March 11 On Wednesday March 11 Fred Traub representing the office of the Florida Attorney General will speak on the timely topic Seniors vs Crime The Seniors vs Fraud project of the Florida Attorney s office was organized to assist citizens of any age without any charge who have encountered difficulty in a business transaction whether with a handyman home repair matter a large corporate entity or an Amazon gift card Traub will give us information about the project and help us be on the alert against identity theft scams and dealing with tradespeople specifically how to protect yourself and your property He s been a volunteer and speaker for the project since 2000 Coffee at 9 30 a m program at 10 a m Admission is by donation and for the record your donation is scam free Our Ever Changing Cove Wednesday March 25 Rob Wright coordinator of the Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team NEST of Sarasota County and Lou Hayes Byron Director Sustainability Project of Sarasota County will be our speakers After giving an overview of the NEST program and its goals regarding the protection and restoration of water resources in Sarasota County they will give an update on the two NEST pilot projects undertaken here at Pelican Cove and then discuss the issue near and dear to all of us the status of Pelican Cove s cove and the impact that closing Midnight Pass has had both on the quality and amount of water in the cove As much as the residents of Pelican Cove would like a quick fix to Little Sarasota Bay s water problems Wright and Byron will explain how the cove is part of a bigger picture and explain what we can and cannot do about the problems Wright will address issues of dredging Rob Wright coordinator of the Neighborhood Environmental mangroves sea grass plantings bio swales and pervious pavement in his presentation Lastly Stewardship Team NEST of in keeping with another of NEST s goals they will invite our residents to get involved with a Sarasota County project that will help improve the quality of Little Sarasota Bay and Pelican Cove Wright has been involved in the administration and implementation of water resource environmental management programs in the public and private sector for over 30 years He is a lifelong Florida resident and has extensive experience in developing environmental education and outreach programs on water resource issues Byron was part of the Climate Change Forum held on February 24 This program is cosponsored with the Pelican Cove Bay and Water Committee chaired by Onie Morse Coffee at 9 30 a m program at 10 a m at the Pelican Pavilion Be there Smoke Detectors Within Units IN MEMORIAM We mourn the passing of Name Jack Schawel Unit BR104 on Month Day February 4 Flo Worthington BA173 February 6 We extend our sincerest sympathy to their family and friends Connie Lang The NFPA 101 Life Safety Code adopted by Florida in 1988 requires that a smoke detector shall be installed outside every sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of each bedroom and on all levels of a dwelling unit This is a reminder to you to ensure that your unit complies with the Florida Life Safety Code and that you ensure that your smoke detectors are functioning properly It is advised that you replace the batteries in your smoke detectors annually You may need to hire someone with a ladder to assist you with this task Many owners choose a specific day of the year such as New Year s Day to accomplish this task
MARCH 2015  9  Coffee Programs Janet Hasselbring  Been Ripped Off Lately      Wednesday, March 11 On Wednesday, March 11, ...
10 MARCH 2015 Cultural Events Committee A Violin Piano Concert Iris Graffman Bergas The Committee is pleased to present two outstanding young musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at The Pavilion on March 9 at 8 p m Jung Min Choi violinist was born in Seoul Korea and entered The Curtis Institute of Music at the age of fourteen She won first prize in Ewha Kyung Hyang Music Chunchoo and Hanmi Competitions She was named a finalist in the 2010 Philadelphia Orchestra Albert M Greenfield Student Competition and the 2013 Stulberg International String Competition Chang Yong Shin pianist was born in South Korea and was the winner of the Kookmin Ilbo Hansei University Music competition C Bechstein Samik music competition Hankook Ilbo Music Competition CBS music competition Ewha Kyeonghyang music competition prizewinner of The Chopin Junior competition Eumyeon music competition and Chunchu music competition in Korea in addition to third prize and two special prizes of the Eastman Young International Piano Competition in America His poetic intensity and confident simplicity of talent captured audiences in his performances at Kumho art Hall The Mozart Hall and The Youngsan art Hall in Korea He has been studying with Robert McDonald at The Curtis Institute of Music since 2011 Tickets will be distributed on Monday March 9 between 1 and 3 p m and at 7 p m at the Pavilion We appreciate a contribution of 5 per ticket Reserved seating will only be available for our Benefactor contributors Many thanks to all our contributors Pelican Cove University Alice Levine The PC University season is continuing very successfully Classes have been well attended Ethics Morals and Society taught by David Triggle had to be moved to the Pelican Pavilion because of the large number of attendees Please remember the new classes beginning this month Modern Architecture with Bob Cassway on March 5 at 1 30 p m Current Events with Richard Weingarten on March 11 at 1 30 p m The final session of Iris Bergas s class Aspects of Music will be held on Friday March 27 at the Pelican Pavilion at 4 p m This month we would like to introduce Laura Shulman who is moderating the Great Books course In previous years Shulman has taught Short Stories for two seasons and a Contemporary Poetry course for one She is enjoying the Great Books formula the course provides a great community of learning and has proven very popular Shulman received her BA in philosophy and English from Tufts University and went on to earn a PhD in English from Rutgers University In the early nineties she changed course and attended Law School She then practiced Family Law for thirteen years in New York State After retirement in 2010 her and her husband Mark became snow birds here in Pelican Cove They continue to spend six months a year in Woodstock New York where she teaches Short Story courses at a community lifelong learning program in nearby Saugerties The PCU Board hopes we can continue to offer courses during the summer as they proved very popular last year If anyone is interested please contact JoEllen DeMarco or any of the University Board members We are also looking for teachers to offer courses for the 2016 season We have had many requests for more courses in literature Shakespeare anyone psychology or other humanities
10  MARCH 2015  Cultural Events Committee A Violin Piano Concert Iris Graffman Bergas  The Committee is pleased to present...
MARCH 2015 11 Social Club Spring Solstice Event New Easels for Art Studio Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate spring on March 22 when the Social Club will be hosting Spring Solstice at 5 30 p m at the Pavilion Pelican Cove chefs will be preparing a splendid spring supper Entertainment will be provided by Brazilian jazz pianist Regis Moreira and vocalist Phil Piccotti Reservations must be returned by March 23 Watch for flyers The Pelican Cove Art Club thanks long time PC resident Ed Margolius for his thoughtful and generous donation in honor of his artist wife Laura who passed away in October at age 93 The donation has been used for the purchase of three much needed easels for the PC Art Studio The easels will accommodate extra large canvas Laura began dedicating her life to becoming a working artist during her years at the Cooper Union School of Art in Manhattan where she graduated in 1942 During her long career Laura worked as a painter ceramicist and printmaker Her prize winning work was exhibited across the country including at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and is in many private and corporate collections Laura s work will be exhibited at the PC Art Show March 14 16 Lea Buschgans Phyllis Camesano MOVIE NIGHT Aloha Nui Hula Dancers from Sarasota teach the Hula to courageous PC residents at the February Social Club Party Lea Buschgans photo Pelican Programs Glow As March Winds Do Blow Felice Perlmutter and Libby Ross Amazing but the last month of Pelican Programs is here And an amazing month it will be Dina Labes well known in the Sarasota Venice community and also in Pelican Cove always presents informed fun and fascinating programs about famous dancers Dina is well qualified for this task as she herself was a dancer On Tuesday March 3 in the Pelican Pavilion at 8 p m Dina will present a special program about Mikhail Baryshnikov one of the greatest ballet dancers in history Dina always draws a packed house so plan to come early And the final event for the season is an evening with Sid Caesar the father of television comedy Our own Earl Kaplan a stand up comic himself together with Jerry Bilik will present this program If you want to have a good laugh if you want to have a good time do come to the Pavilion on Monday March 23 at 8 pm It is a grand way to end our Pelican Programs season And of course refreshments will be served for this final program Earl Kaplan One movie night this month Sunday March 1 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 Yacht Club Schedule Your Free Boat Inspection Now Frank Anderson The Pelican Cove Yacht Club s Treasurer and Past Commodore Jean Gomoll is coordinating with the Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron for a certified examiner to conduct Vessel Safety Checks for any and all Pelican Cove boaters who are interested The Safety Checks will be take place the morning of March 28 from 10 a m to noon Every boat that passes the check as we re sure all will is presented with a Vessel Safety Check sticker and is eligible for insurance discounts from Boat US Call Alice Hawrilenko 941 375 8659 or email her at ahawrilenko gmail com give her your boat name or make and slip number to get on the schedule The Yacht Club launched 2015 with well attended get togethers In January we gathered for lunch at the Boat Yard Bar and Grill at the Stickney Point Grill In February we enjoyed a barbecue dinner at the Harbor Club catered by Nancy s BBQ of Sarasota Our next lunch out will be March 12 at Turtles on Siesta Key In April we ll meet and eat at the Venice Yacht Club
MARCH 2015  11  Social Club Spring Solstice Event  New Easels for Art Studio  Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate sp...
MARCH 2015 12 How Friends Become Family Helene Rosenberg We are a group of seven women who come together once a week for an hour and a half As a group we worked outside of our homes while raising our children and we retired to this gated community condominium of 731 units There are many physical educational and cultural activities that we can pursue in our community However when Miriam s husband died she felt the need for a support group with other women a group where you could talk about yourself and express your feelings We formed just such a group 14 years ago At the onset ground rules were developed No one was to be judgmental Whatever was said stayed in the group No one interrupted or gave advice unless it was requested Topics were introduced Who influenced your life the most Do you ever feel lonely or alone What should you tell your grown children What responsibilities if any do we owe each other At the beginning of the meeting each person can speak briefly about their week or a problem that they need to share One participant had a husband with Alzheimer s She needed to discuss with the group if and when he should be placed in a nursing home After much group discussion she finally decided to do it Another started a relationship with a man and no longer needed us A new member was chosen with group consensus We decided to call each other every morning just to see if all is well The morning telephone chain turned into a What are you doing today Do your need a ride to a doctor To the airport To have your car repaired One of us was always available to help We all have other friends and participate in events outside of the group However we see one another for many social activities a movie a play a concert Several have gone on vacations together We have gotten to know each other s families We are truly an extended family We share a list of all our children s addresses and phone numbers in the event of an emergency We share happy moments together as well as the sad events in our lives A death in our family A loss of a friend A sudden illness We are a part of a generation that is living longer and our needs have changed We want to function as independently as possible When our children cannot reach us by telephone we like to tell them isn t it wonderful we are just so busy living a good life We are seven women who came together late in our lives We are 83 to 95 years of age Of course we celebrate our birthdays together in a special way The big birthdays also call for a special gift We feel good about having each other in our lives We are truly blessed Wow It is Not Only Knitting Erlinda Rejino Fiber Arts Group This was the statement of a Pelican Cove resident who walked in on a Fiber Arts workshop about nature printing conducted by Marilyn Shipman This person had just seen the fiber painting in the Wilbanks living room entitled Big Fish Little School and was told the Fiber Arts group was meeting upstairs This resident and many others are surprised to learn that the fiber arts are broad ranging Yes knitting is involved but so are weaving macrame embroidery rug hooking latch hooking quilting fabric dying crocheting yarn spinning fiber collage and anything else the imagination can do with fiber In addition to nature printing the Fiber Arts members have also attended a skill building workshop from Barbara Keller the hooker rug hooking that is There have also been open sessions where members have shared information on quilting basics embroidery and quilt design Several of these artistic skills will be demonstrated during the Art Show s open studio time Saturday March 14 from 1 5 p m Although there is no fiber studio the fiber artists will be sharing their skill with residents in the Harbor Club venue of the Art Show The Harbor Club will house the fiber arts exhibit of the Art Show for all three days of the show March 14 15 and 16 Come and see what can be done with fiber so you too can say with certainty Wow it is not only knitting Mason featured in the Southeast Guide Dog s Advertising belongs to Sue Spicer one of our Grove house neighbors
MARCH 2015  12  How Friends Become Family Helene Rosenberg  We are a group of seven women who come together once a week fo...
MARCH 2015 Website Word Erlinda Rejino What is the latest word on the website review The beta site is up and beginning to take shape A beta site is in essence a test site it looks like the revised site will eventually look and is a place where designers can see whether revisions will work as intended Website Review Committee members are reviewing sections of the site and making recommendations for modifications Yes many others will have a chance to see the beta site before we go live Several Board approved club group leaders attended mini demonstrations of the site These demos were focused on showing the potential of a webpage in communicating to the PC community what a club or group has to offer Leaders were excited about the potential of making their 13 mission statements contact information schedules photos and other material available at the touch of a button They were among the first to view the change from the vertical menu on the left margin to a horizontal menu across the top with drop down categories There was unanimous agreement that this approach is easier on the eye and simpler to use The Communications Committee will be doing a demonstration for the Board during March We still need new photographs for the website In addition we are looking for beta site testers if you are interested in exploring the new site with a detailed eye to help catch glitches or design flaws we are interested in having you do so Let us know if you are interested in either of the above at pcwebsitereview gmail com or contact Erlinda Rejino at 518 728 5129 Folk Music Club Off to a Rousing Start Joel Leonard The Pelican Cove Folk Music Club has held three community sing a longs this winter season The first was the annual Holiday Sing a Long the week of Christmas In January and February there were very large audiences of enthusiastic folk music lovers melodically and loudly singing social protest songs 60 s style folk songs golden oldies ex Down by the Old Mill Stream camp songs ex Ain t Gonna Grieve My Lord No More and cowboy songs We typically introduce one or two new songs each month We have created our own books of folk songs that we pass out to the audience Even if you don t know the words you can sing along The PC Old Timey String Band a group of almost a dozen folk musicians forms the core of the musical background for each song as well as popular Appalachian style fiddle tunes I would like to acknowledge their contribution individually Guitarists Ben Kaplan Mike Palmer Peter Martinez and Karen Roth banjoist Tris Coffin Fiddlers Iris Livingston and Joel Leonard also mandolin Jack Livingston harmonica and pianists Iris Bergas and George Ubogy plus lead singers Mike Fallon and Marion Goldberg Our newest band member is Edna Coffin who is playing probably the most interesting instrument of all the Appalachian Hammered Dulcimer These musicians and interested singers meet almost weekly to swap songs rehearse old ones and work on words chords and harmony These sessions are open to all folk musicians Contact Joel Leonard 941 882 3093 to Percussionist Iris Bergas and her Dancing Dan Clogger find out the time and location of the next rehearsal The next and final accompany a spirited Fiddle tune Walter Barker Photo community sing a long of this season is Sunday March 22 at 7 30 p m in the Harbor Club
MARCH 2015  Website Word Erlinda Rejino  What is the latest    word    on the website review  The beta site is up and begi...
14 Meet Your Neighbor An Interview with Bernie Hamal Donna Anderson Bernie Hamal with outgoing Board President Murray Sherry after being honored at the Annual Picnic Connie Lang photo Those of us relatively new to Pelican Cove find it enlightening to chat with our long time residents Not only do we meet fascinating people but we have a chance to learn what has been so carefully and lovingly developed and entrusted to us I did just this last week meeting our retiring librarian Bernie Hamal at her lovely home of 37 years Bernie and her husband John rented on Siesta Key during the Easter season of 1978 While vacationing they saw a 2 page ad touting the new Morris development in South Sarasota Here the mature landscape and Wilbanks home gave invitation to a paradise they had yet to see in Florida even amidst the beams and trusses of ongoing construction When asked about the planned marina she said Well the hole was there I said to John that s going to be a harbor My husband said is it written in blood But to me this was the place Within two hours they had bought a unit on Pelican Point Drive closing scheduled for July of that year Back home in Michigan John surprised Bernie by taking early retirement In the stroke of a pen life started over in Pelican Cove on our Harbor where granddaughter Anne printed her name on the concrete floor Days were full As in most new developments residents wanted connection People chatted shared interests and organized John bought a second boat and was president of the Woodworkers Club Bernie volunteered She recreated her Grosse Pointe interests in horticulture and landscaping and served on and off the Grounds Committee for 8 years Although the development was lovely thanks to Morris s commitment to save a maximum number of trees more was needed First on the agenda a proper pathway demarcation to boardwalks around the cove and marina If you walk those lush and natural routes you will see her ideas at work MARCH 2015 Bernie began the tradition of planting flowering annuals wherever she found space along the banks of Clower Creek by Pelican Cove Road along the Cove We have her to thank for the pots of impatiens hanging from our mailboxes Can you imagine how many hooks we had to buy she asked with a laugh These annuals were the beginning of her beautification sub committee She bought them all that first year and carried buckets of water by car and on foot to ensure each little plant s health A Mahogany tree stands in front of her condo 30 plus feet tall and several in diameter Decades ago she nursed a small potted sapling transplanted it and then potted the seeds for future placement in Pelican Cove Several Michigan neighbors followed the Hamal s south Alice Wheeler a former Grosse Pointer and friend of 57 years was Bernie s daily walking partner Interested in personal health Alice and Bernie added structure to the water exercise group Proudly she explains that it is Alice s voice that remains on the recording taped 25 years ago and still used 3 times weekly at the Pavilion Pool Bernie and friends formed a bridge group another interest brought with her from Grosse Pointe Bridge was eventually moved to the Wilbanks and is still going strong today We also owe her a debt of gratitude for the holiday lights in December Her Grounds Committee began stringing them on lampposts as far as the harbor and along the gazebo roofline Those lights have multiplied to all lampposts the circumference of the harbor to boats kayaks the gatehouse and beyond This year even a parade of sorts brought Santa and 9 struggling kayaking reindeer around the marina to the strains of Santa Claus is Coming to Town Friend and fellow organizer Carol Wise started the Pavilion library 15 years ago She beat me out Bernie said chuckling so I became her assistant for two years As time passed Bernie replaced shelving that was fixed around the periphery of the room and that was too deep for maximum storage In its place she installed library style shelving sectioned for easy access Her team hung new magazine racks and Dee Hamill recovered the couch Dee did such a good job on that she said Due to failing eyesight Bernie retired last month Her daughter Carol Kristan also a Pelican Cover resident now takes up some of the slack of her mother s departure She also has a daughter Wendy living in Seattle three grandchild and four great grandchildren On the future her greatest hope is that we take care of what is here in Pelican Cove to consider sheltering the mailbox impatiens when temperatures dip and give a little water when things are too dry
14  Meet Your Neighbor  An Interview with Bernie Hamal Donna Anderson  Bernie Hamal with outgoing Board President Murray S...
MARCH 2015 15 Wildlife Spottings Virginia Tashian Recently during one twelve hour period in mid January I came across three diverse and fascinating wild creatures in Pelican Cove armadillo bobcat monarch butterfly While I was driving home from a performance late at night an armadillo crossed the main drive right in front of my car Perhaps that is not so unusual in PC but these are weird looking creatures who burrow and nest in soft ground under bushes and other dense ground cover They can scurry pretty fast on short legs and the Florida ones are usually of the nine banded variety Their name means little armored one in Spanish and they are native to South America and believed to have migrated to the southern US in the early 1900 s When they reproduce they invariably have identical quadruplets and such a group has been seen and photographed in PC in recent years Bobcats lynx rufus floridanus are not so often seen so it was surprising that one strolled nonchalantly along the grass swath above the harbor right under our lanai window around nine in the morning and according to my neighbor returned in the other direction soon after Normally nocturnal they prey on squirrels rabbits small raccoons and rats and live in wooded areas and scrub They are attractively marked tan with black stripes and spots about 3 feet long and have a distinctive tail They do not attack humans and only rarely small domestic pets The only other wild cat in Florida is the elusive much larger panther Finally the Monarch butterfly Such a pretty orange red with black species two or more seen on bushes very close to the Harbor Club by me as well as by grounds staff in the area and those en route to a lecture These butterflies migrate to Mexico from the north and normally return in swarms in March so these may be early or possibly living year round in this warm climate They are now an endangered species Photographers or those with camera phones if you happen upon PC wildlife please consider submitting a pic to PC News Please also share other wildlife encounters with your neighbors Connie s Corner from page 5 at the north side of the Bay Village property which is located to the south of the Maintenance Area There were 3 real estate sales in January as compared with 6 in January of 2014 There are 2 sales currently projected for February as compared to the 8 sales that occurred in February of 2014 There are currently 15 units listed for sale on the office list The auditors completed the field work for the 2014 financial audit in two days last week and will be completing the remainder of the audit remotely The auditors applauded our financial accounting for the past year and our successful preparations for the audit and expressed their appreciation for our conversion from using the TOPS accounting software to using the Quickbooks Pro accounting software At the request of a group of Pelican Cove owners I contacted the Engineer of Record for the Highway 41 improvements again He indicates that a Vamo Road sign will be re installed at the intersection and that a No Right Turn on Red sign will be re installed He indicates that the lighting that is installed on the east side of Highway 41 meets the lighting requirements for the intersection and that lighting is not installed on the west side of Highway 41 near the intersection because of the camera pole and the many utilities that are located in that area which include electricity lines Approximately 250 owners attended the Annual Meeting Picnic The weather was perfect
MARCH 2015  15  Wildlife Spottings Virginia Tashian  Recently, during one twelve hour period in mid-January, I came across...
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Luca 001 or visit 18 MARCH 2015 NOVEMBER DeLuca Realty located in the same plaza as Publix Target We give you the best location exposure handling the sale rental of your property 1627 Brookhouse Dr BR263 Attention artists Thinking of th harbor buying You have to see this view yes view it s the best d owing Brookhouse view of Fountain Pond fantastic lighting balcony off the kitchen condo will be sold furnished 169 700 00 Treehouse for sale call for showing instructions recomom new 1633 Boathouse HA134 FIRST FLOOR 2 bed 2 bath full harbor enched view next to Harbor Club Short Sale bank Approved price 263000 bor Club 9 800 00 4 RENT 1623 Pelican Cove BA224 available for the 2014 season Directly across form Pavilion 2 2 second floor eason oor 2 te stairxt to banks 4400 00 con00 00 As of 10 15 13 Pelican Cove has 10 Properties for sale 0 condos pending to close 29 have sold Year to date s from Sarasota MLS 4 Rent 1703 Pelican Cove Rd GL457 furnished rental for the 2014 season owner wants to rent Jan and Feb call now 1520 Pelican Point BA153 first floor 2 bay view offered at 288 800 00 SOLD bed 2 bath NOVEMBER CLASSIFIEDS DeLuca Realty located in Palmer Ranch Plaza When An Accident or Illness Brings You Down We Help You Up GET 7 Recei ure system Us 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 Stroke rehabilitation Neurological conditions Cardiopulmonary care Wound care Dysphasia Management Friendly staff homey atmosphere beautiful setting Call or visit today 941 929 2700 3280 Lake Pointe Blvd Sarasota FL 34231 Sign bor mate HVA DAN
Luca  001  or visit  18  MARCH 2015  NOVEMBER  DeLuca Realty located in the same plaza as Publix   Target. We give you the...
MARCH 2015 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 CERTIFIED NURSING 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 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 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 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 203 249 5032 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 941 809 3410 www PelicanCoveSales com 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 941 586 5773 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 C F REALTY GROUP INC Licensed Real Estate Broker Benefit with a Buyer s Broker 28 years as a Pelican Cove Resident 50 Years Real Estate Experience 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 SHOWER BATH MAKEOVERS Shower Bathtub walls cleaned regrouted caulked sealed monthly maintenance available Free Estimates 941 377 2940 JohnSarasota resident since 1974 www showerandbathsarasota com 19 Call 1 941 320 2370 candcfred comcast net
MARCH 2015  CLASSIFIEDS  AJ HOME EXPERT LLC Kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Flooring  laminate, hardwood   tile , paintin...
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 ART STUDIO Wilbanks Art Studio by key Membership 10 yearly Info Phyllis Camesano 716 352 6163 BIKE CLUB Organized bike rides outside of Pelican Cove Info Bernie Lofchie 781 925 4722 or blofchie gmail com CINEMA CLUB Meets monthly Nov Mar Fri 7 30 p m Pavilion Info Pat Klugherz 918 0532 COFFEE PROGRAM Meets monthly Nov Mar Wed 9 30 a m Pavilion Info Janet Hasselbring 616 402 0961 CULINARY CLUB Meets for Thematic Dinners First Saturday each month Jan April Info Helene Crawford 966 3029 DUPLICATE BRIDGE Meets Jan Apr Wed 7 p m Pavilion Info Arline Neufeld arline david juno com EXERCISES TO GO Meets Jan Mar Mon and Wed 9 30 a m Pavilion Info Barbara Little 966 9386 FIBER ARTS GROUP Meets monthly at different locations Info Judy Black 966 6462 KAYAK CANOE CLUB Organized outings on the water Info Frank Rivera 918 9475 or rrogercat aol com SOCIAL CLUB Membership open to all residents 15 per person per year Info Beth Duggan 350 6111 LIBRARY Pelican Pavilion Hours 8 a m 10 p m Books tapes DVDs games puzzles for use by all residents TAP DANCING Meets Jan Mar Wed 3 p m Pavilion Info Pat Klugherz 918 0532 or Dixie Mahan 918 4437 LINE DANCE Meets Nov Apr Thurs 2 30 p m Pavilion Info Dixie Mahan 918 4437 TENNIS CLUB Meets Dec Apr Info Joan Lappin 917 912 6342 MEN S WATER EXERCISE Meets Nov Apr Mon Wed Fri 10 a m Pavilion Pool Info Don Black 966 6462 WATER AEROBICS CLASSES For men and women Mon and Thurs 4 30 p m Pavilion Pool Info Colleen MacLachlan 961 9088 NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR Need help Info Janet Hemond 966 3553 OPEN POKER Meets Oct Apr Thurs 7 30 p m Harbor Club Info Janet Hemond 966 3553 PARTY BRIDGE Meets every Tues 7 00 p m Wilbanks Info Warren Lappin 266 5513 or Olga Peters 966 4483 PELICAN COVE UNIVERSITY Classes held at various recreational facilities Info Ben and Elizabeth Forsyth 244 2043 PELICAN PROGRAMS Meets monthly Jan Mar Info Felice Perlmutter 966 5880 or Libby Ross 845 245 8330 FOLK MUSIC CLUB Meets monthly Dec Mar Harbor Club Info Joel Leonard 882 3093 PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Meets Jan Mar Fri 9 30 a m Harbor Club Labs Thurs 3 p m Wilbanks Info Susan Smith 966 5797 GET FIT Meets every Wed and Thurs at Pavilion 4 5 p m Info Leanne Platfoot 239 481 1311 POETRY GROUP Meets Dec May every two weeks Info Barbara Keller 317 691 3585 or Peter Bergas 966 3245 JAZZ GROUP Meets Jan Mar Thurs 7 30 p m Pavilion Info Bobby Barnhardt 966 1352 SCULPTURE CLUB Coordinator Marcia Wolfson 9664855 WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP Meets Jan Mar Tues 9 a m Pavilion Info Barbara Jost 966 7544 LADIES WATER EXERCISE Meets every Tues Thurs and Sat 10 a m Pavilion Pool Info Sony Krajcovic 9661482 WRITERS GROUP Discussions and readings from published authors of Pelican Cove Info Janet Hasselbring 616 402 0961 WOODWORKING Daily 8 a m 10 p m by key 15 yearly 25 initiation Pres Jeff Fernald 966 8824 V P Mike Dunn 966 3082 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 Mon Wed and Fri 3 p m Info Kayla Niles 918 1777 YOGA Meets every Mon Wed and Fri 8 30 a m Chair Yoga Fri 9 30 a m at the Pavilion Info Laura Shulman at lauragshulman gmail com 845 338 7970
PELICAN C VE  First Class Presort U.S. Postage PAID Manasota, FL Permit 133  1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 3...