PELICAN C n e w s VOLUME XLII NO. 8 “All the news that fits” VE OCTOBER 2016 Board of Directors/Committee Meetings BOD/Committee meetings scheduled for the month of October. Check Channel 195, the PC web site or the Office for any changes. Board of Directors Workshop Tuesday, October 11 – 9:30 a.m. Harbor Club Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, October 18 – 9:30 a.m. Harbor Club Bay & Water Environmental Committee Thursday, October 13 – 9:30 a.m. Pelican Pavilion Buildings & Facilities Committee Friday, October 21 – 9 a.m. Pelican Pavilion Finance Committee Wednesday, October 5 – 1 p.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Harbor Committee Wednesday, October 5 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Planning Committee Thursday, October 13 – 9:30 a.m. Pelican Pavilion Rules Committee Monday, October 17 – 9:30 a.m. Pelican Pavilion Special Events October 2 & 16 Movie Night 7 p.m. – Pavilion October 30 Social Club 5:30 p.m. – Pavilion Hermine, the September 1 tropical storm left spotty destruction and a massive clean-up job. This old live oak along the path to the Wilbanks pool was rotting from the inside and it snapped in the brief but intense winds of the departing storm. (Alice Hawrilenko photo) Board Approves Climate Change Adaptation Study At its September 27, meeting, the Pelican Cove Board unanimously approved management’s recommendation to contract with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC) to conduct a climate change adaptation study for Pelican Cove, to be funded from available funds in the 2016 operating budget. This action follows on the board’s decision in May instructing management to solicit proposals for such a study from qualified professionals. Assisted by an advisory committee of residents over the summer, GM Jack Stevens prepared a comprehensive Request for Proposals and issued it to seven organizations. Two responses were received and the proposal from SWFRPC was judged to be the best fit to Pelican Cove’s needs. Following contracting, the study will commence during October and present final recommendations in time for board action in May 2017. Throughout the course of the study SWFRPC will actively involve the PC community in its work, a factor that weighed strongly in their selection. continued on page 8 INSIDE THIS ISSUE To the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Your Generosity Makes. . . . . . . . . . 4 My Sliders – Who Maintains. . . . . 6 President’s Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Manager’s Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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OCTOBER 2016 2 PC NEWS OCTOBER ISSUE DEADLINES: Articles – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 Advertising – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 To the Editor: As leadership of the Art Club transitions from Merry Gerber to Joan Libby Hawk, I would like to take the opportunity to express appreciation for the superb job that Merry has done during her three years as president. The club has increased its scope tremendously and provided a wealth of experiences for the community. Field trips, visiting artists demonstrations, and the organization of a large number of studio classes are just a few of the many things that have taken place. Many thanks Merry! Sylvia Feinburg, BA154 ATTENTION ARTISTS!  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: As you prepare your return to The Cove, be sure to bring any work that you would like to display in the 2017 March Art Show.  We get more and more excited as we get busy with plans for the show.  This show is one of the largest events of the season and gets bigger and better each year. We look forward to meeting new artists and seeing everyone’s new artwork.  If you wish to become involved with the show (March 11-13, 2017) use the word ARTSHOW as the subject and send to joanandlensable@gmail.com Welcome Back! 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. 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 REMINDER! Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 6 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.
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OCTOBER 2016 3 President’s Post By Gary Gulden Dear Neighbors, to engage in the process: the Finance Committee’s October 5 meeting where it will determine its budget recommendation to the board, and the board’s October 11, workshop and October 18, meeting. Welcome to the start of “the season” here at Pelican Cove. The staff has completed its list of major summer projects, notable among which are the new gatehouse and the complete replacement of the long boardwalk along the Cove; the vacant spots in the carports are starting to fill as our snowbirds begin to return; in the evening you can notice lights in more windows; our committees and board have busy agendas. This is the month when the Finance Committee presents its recommendations to the board, and the board makes its decision on the 2017 budget. There are a number of special items being considered in the budget including funding for a climate change adaptation study and several infrastructure investments; your voice on these potential expenditures is both welcome and important. I hope that you took the opportunity to participate in the Finance Committee’s budget workshop in late September. This month, you have three more opportunities Let me also remind you once again that although our 2017 Board of Directors election may seem a long way off, now is not too soon for you to start thinking about standing for election as a new member of our board – and to begin urging others you feel would be strong directors to do so. The health and vitality of this community depend on the quality of the board we elect. Directors’ terms are normally for two years and while a director may serve a maximum of two such terms consecutively there are always openings to be filled. Ospreys, Eagles, Fish and Manatees – Oh My! passes at the osprey, it dropped the fish.  The eagle dove to the water, scooped up the fish, and flew to the trees on the north side of Pelican Cove. By Pete DeMar I love the joy of nature, and I got a bucket-list worth on May 1. And all I had to do was walk down the steps from the boardwalk at the point, follow the path through the mangroves, and wade into our own little cove.   When I reached the water I saw a large wake slowly moving northward. I knew it had to be a manatee, because a porpoise would have had a fin. I didn’t think any more about it, just concentrated on what I had come for – fishing.   I’m not a serious fisherman but I enjoy the challenge of catching a fish, normally I catch and release. I waded about a third of the way between the observation deck at the point and the mangrove island, a little over waist-deep. I was having a great time casting and retrieving, not getting any hits but having fun anyway, when I heard a sound overhead and looked up. What I saw was something I had heard about but never expected to see. An adult bald eagle was diving after an osprey that had a fish in its talons. After the eagle made two Finally, in last month’s issue of the PC News, our capable editor, Alice Hawrilenko, informed us that she and her husband, Len, will be moving soon. This is her final issue before leaving. Alice, you have done a terrific job as our editor, and I know everyone will join me as I express my appreciation and gratitude for the generous gifts of your time and talents that you’ve given us. Although your sailing regatta participants may secretly be relieved to have such a fierce competitor depart, they and we all will miss you and wish you and Len all the best in your new home up in the Panhandle! The Pelican Cove News has had a long tradition of resident editors. We now need to find a successor to Alice and urge anyone with in interest in this to get in touch with Aliceahawrilenko@gmail.com- to learn more. Wow, I thought, what an experience. Then, as I was thinking how neat that was, and casting and retrieving, I sensed The PC anhinga who hangs out something.  Slowly, I scanned by the fishing dock willingly the water around me and saw posed for this photo after the photographer gave up her pursuit a large object blocking part of of the eagle and the ospreythe light-colored bay bottom. (Alice Hawrilenko photo) All of a sudden I realized it was an adult manatee that didn’t know I was there.  I could have touched it with my pole.  Of course I didn’t, because I wanted to prolong the moment. The manatee slowly moved past.    Eagle, osprey, manatee – yes, what an experience.  What a day.   Editor’s Note: Pete and Pat DeMar no longer reside in Pelican Cove. They sold their unit shortly before press time for this issue of the PC News.
OCTOBER 2016  3  President   s Post By Gary Gulden Dear Neighbors,  to engage in the process  the Finance Committee   s Oc...
OCTOBER 2016 4 Your Generosity Makes our Concerts Possible Coffee Programs – “Downsizeology Road Show” By Joel Leonard By Janet Hasselbring Cultural Events depends completely on donations and we are appreciative of every donation. Only some administrative and staff support comes from the general funds. Donations come in the form of individual ticket donations for each performance, season ticket donations, and donations directly to the Legacy Fund. Unfortunately, last year direct donations to the Legacy Fund for Cultural Events amounted to only several hundred dollars. In fact, in the last several years, the number and size of donations to the AM&E Fund has decreased to the lowest amount in its history. As a result, the funds that the Cultural Events program depends on are being depleted. This is undoubtedly due in part to a lack of awareness about this fund, a deficiency that hopefully can be rectified by this and future articles in this newsletter. This winter, my husband Don and I will bring a special guest to the Cove with us – the PepsiCola Gibson Girl. We purchased this piece at an antique show, and when we downsized a few years ago, it survived Marie Kondo’s signature question: “Does it tokimeku – does it spark joy?” Joy, yes and mystery too. We know it’s a Pepsi advertising piece, but what is its meaning, value, and history? That’s what we’ll learn on Thursday, January 26, when Andy Rousseau, the Downsizeology guru, returns to the coffee programs podium with his Downsizeology Treasure Roadshow. Andy will talk about what’s hot and what’s not and the current trends. He’ll discuss the values of different categories and types of personal property in today’s market. In the last newsletter there was an informative description of the Legacy Fund. Briefly, this fund, which is overseen by the Board, is a mechanism for receiving donations from Pelican Cove residents for enhancing our physical and social environment. If desired, the donation is recorded in the Book of Tribute along with the person or group who is being honored by the gift. There are several subaccounts within the Legacy Fund and the sub-fund that over the years has been the recipient of most of the donations is the Arts, Music and Entertainment Fund (AM&E), which was originally established to create and maintain the high quality Cultural Events program that is so popular in Pelican Cove. You should be aware that all donations, whatever the source, are used entirely for fees for the performers. Were it not for ticket donations, our funds would be completely depleted in just a few years. And even with the current level of donations we lose about two thousand dollars per year. Our volunteer Cultural Events Committee would like to encourage residents who feel they can be generous to make a special (non-tax deductible) contribution to the Legacy Fund for the Cultural Events programs ($25 minimum; more if possible). If you wish you can have it entered into the Book of Tribute in honor of an occasion or someone special, alive or deceased. There is an opportunity for a resident to sponsor a portion of, or an entire performance with appropriate acknowledgment.  Finally, there are provisions for making a bequest in a will.   Sarah Metcalf, business manager, Rita Weingarten, chair of the Legacy Fund, or I will be glad to answer any questions about your donation.   We know many of you would like to preserve this wonderful cultural program and we are appreciative of your understanding and generosity. You can contact me by phone or by email. 941-882-3093, joel-leonard@comcast.net PC residents are invited to bring in one or two interesting items to display during the coffee hour at 9:30 a.m. Andy will then assess and evaluate these items during the program at 10:00. So when you head to the Cove this year, remember to pack an item of interest, one that sparks joy, and one you’d like to know more about. Here’s the rest of the coffee programs schedule. Note the change to Thursdays for two of this year’s programs. 1. Thursday, February 23 – John Adler, PC resident and historian, presents highlights from his book, “Doomed by Cartoon: How Cartoonist Thomas Nast and the NYT Brought down Boss Tweed and His Ring of Thieves.” 2. Monday, February 13 – PC resident, Ruth Brandwein shares her impressions of Iran following her trip there this summer. 3. Tuesday, March 21 – Pelican Cove Follies – showcasing the talent of our PC residents, directed by JoAnn Moran and Laura Lehrman 4. Wednesday, March 22 – Selah Freedom – another look at human trafficking in Sarasota and what we can do to help 5. Thursday, March 23 – The Amish in Sarasota MOVIE NIGHT By Earl Kaplan Two movie nights this month: Sunday, October 2 and Sunday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pelican Pavilion. Watch for more information on Channel 195 or the PC web site, www.pelicancovecondo.com. Movie Nights are open to all residents and are sponsored by the PC Social Club.
OCTOBER 2016  4  Your Generosity Makes our Concerts Possible  Coffee Programs        Downsizeology Road Show     By Joel L...
OCTOBER 2016 5 Manager’s Report By Jack Stevens, General Manager Fall is here which means that board and committee meetings have either started or will start soon. As activities are picking up the volume of traffic on our streets and paths has increased. As with every year, we worked very hard over the summer months to complete projects while the traffic and use of facilities was reduced. Many physical projects were undertaken and completed this summer. Most notably were: • the construction of a new gate house • the complete removal and upgraded rebuilding of our longest stretch of Bayfront boardwalk • seven carport structures received new composite roof panels Committee Doings Finance Committee – Sept 21 The Committee met and discussed the preliminary budget that was presented by Jack Stevens, General Manager. Sarah Metcalf was there to answer questions as well. The Committee will present a proposed budget at the Budget Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m. in the Harbor Club. The next Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5 at which time they will finalize the draft of the budget to present to the Board at the October 18th meeting.  • many planter beds were reworked and updated • significant work was completed near the Bayhouse Point kayak launch to aid in controlling washout and runoff into the bay during heavy rains. You will notice scheduling changes for many of the happenings around Pelican Cove. The changes may have altered the times and locations of activities that you enjoy. These changes were made to enhance the maintenance of our property by allowing more efficient use of staff’s time as well as to provide larger forums for certain high demand events. With any change there may be some uncertainty. Please be sure to check the PC calendars for the times and locations of the activities you participate in. Also, please know that we will be monitoring all of our activities in order to make improvements in the future. The facilities are looking good and the staff and I look forward to working with everyone over the coming months. Office Notes Air Conditioner Maintenance Remember to have your a/c unit maintained, and the drain checked once a year. If your drain clogs while you are away, water will back up into the unit. A small amount of bleach in the drain will help prevent it from clogging up. Event Postings Board Recognized Groups (BRG) are reminded of the new rule that they may post event announcements throughout the property on the outside “grouped message boards” no earlier than SEVEN (7) days before an event. Organizers are responsible to ensure that all outdated notices are removed promptly from these boards following the event. Please DO NOT post BRG announcements on the bulletin boards inside the Harbor Club or Pavilion. Information Box The Pelican Cove Information Box is located on the front porch of the PC Office. This box gives residents 24/7 access to PC info and will save you time in not having to go into the PC Office. The Information Box contains: The Rules We Live By, the current PC News, a monthly calendar of events, lists of units for sale and lease, a list of after-hours workers, the “Checklist Before Leaving” information and Work Order forms. Smoke Detectors Remember to install fresh batteries in all your smoke detectors and be sure to test them to make sure they are working. Correction to Flu Shot Flyer Flu Shots will be held on Friday, November 4 at 9:00 a.m. in Pelican Pavilion. (See corrected insert in this issue) Wilbanks Reroofing We will be reroofing the Wilbanks building from Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 28. Any scheduled “day” meeting/event will be moved to a different location. Any scheduled “night” meeting/event will remain in the Wilbanks. If your Committee or group meets during the day on any of these dates, please contact Leslie at the PC Office.
OCTOBER 2016  5  Manager   s Report By Jack Stevens, General Manager   Fall is here which means that board and committee m...
OCTOBER 2016 6 My Sliders – Who Maintains Them? Along with all the heavy rain we’ve had this summer, have come a number of problems involving water damage from inadequately maintained sliding doors on enclosed lanais. Here are some things you should know to prevent these problems. You have sole responsibility for the maintenance of any exterior sliding doors installed in your lanai. Glass-enclosed lanais were not part of the original construction of your unit or of any other units in Pelican Cove. If you have exterior sliding doors on your lanai, unless you installed them yourself, they were added by a previous owner and in either case are considered a modification of a “common element”. This is important to understand, because any modification of a common element of your unit becomes your sole responsibility to maintain – whether you made the modification or it was done by a prior owner. Failure to properly maintain the exterior sliding glass doors on your lanai can result in significant water damage to the structure of your or neighboring units for which you can be held financially responsible. New Season – New Planners Needed! By Beth Duggan The Social Club is the oldest club in Pelican Cove. Like all clubs, it depends upon volunteers to make things work. Two members have recently chaired six parties and they are taking on two more this season. We thank them. We still need chairpersons for October, November, January, April and May. Helpers are always needed. It’s a fact that working on a party is fun and a chance to meet people. That’s the reason some of the same volunteers come back year after year. The Social Club Board is always ready to assist with lists of caterers, past menus, entertainers, shoppers, decorators, and past experience. Please call or e-mail any member of the Social Club board to volunteer to help keep the club going as strong as ever. With over 175 members, this should be a great year. Beth Duggan Board of Directors (941) 350-6111 beth4g@comcast.net Lea Buschgans (410) 703-8702 lbuschgans@gmail.com Jeff Fernald (941) 228-6689 jeffsplace2@comcast.net Ro Forgie (941) 321-9613 ros4g@comcast.net Richard Sagar (303) 903-4333 rsager888@gmail.com Ilse Soar (413) 626-0222 ilsetom@webtv.net Here are several things you must do to be sure your lanai sliding glass doors are properly cared for: • Make sure the seals on your exterior sliding glass doors don’t allow water to enter your lanai. • Keep the tracks your doors glide on clean and free of any debris that will prevent them from draining any rainwater that gets in them. • Make sure any little drain holes in the tracks are kept open and also that the “weep holes” underneath the frame of your lanai’s outside metal railings are kept clear so rainwater accumulating between the track and the metal frame of the railing can drain outside. Most owners know about the importance of the first two items on this list – but fewer may be aware of the little drain holes in the tracks and the “weep holes” beneath the frame of the exterior metal railings. As a result, these two areas are often overlooked allowing water to accumulate where it can do damage. Please call these to the attention of the people who clean your sliders. Some of our staff who offer afterhours help can also service these trouble spots. Even with proper owner maintenance your sliders still rely on caulking or other sealants to keep moisture out of the building. These sealants shrink and lose their elasticity with age and can allow water into the buildings. When this occurs the old sealants must be replenished to maintain a watertight barrier. In some situations, the entire assembly must be removed and properly reinstalled or replaced in order to accomplish this task. This is typically more involved than can be handled by an owner and an outside vendor may need to be called in to properly reseal the sliders. Plan Now for Yacht Club Rendezvous! By John Glascock As the summer winds down and Pelican Cove starts to become busy again, the Yacht Club looks back on a hot but enjoyable summer season.  I started in June with a small and friendly get-together at Turtle Beach.  In July we met at O’Leary’s Tiki Hut and the August rendezvous was at NoKoMo’s Sunset Hut.  Most recently, we traveled down the road to Evie’s at Spanish Point.  Upcoming events will include meetings at Dockside Waterfront Grill at Marker 4 in Venice on Wednesday October 19, and November 15, we return to the very popular Venice Yacht Club.  Members are reminded to get their reservation forms in to the office on time so plans can be made to accommodate us at these wonderful sites.  If you cannot get to the office but wish to attend, please contact Jean Gomoll at (941) 966-7244.
OCTOBER 2016  6  My Sliders     Who Maintains Them    Along with all the heavy rain we   ve had this summer, have come a n...
OCTOBER 2016 Meet Your Neighbor: Ginette Hersh By Donna Anderson Some people are born storytellers and Ginette Hersh is one of them. To sit across the table from her, to hear her warm, spellbinding voice disclose tales of hardship and loss and triumph and happiness is indeed a remarkable experience. Ginette was born in Paris in 1927. Her parents, Sarah and Leon Wagner, were Poles who met and married there six weeks after Sarah’s immigration. Early in the marriage, they moved to Dijon and opened a second-hand clothing store. They lived there, with Ginette’s Aunt Rachelle and her grandmother, Golda, until the German invasion. Ginette was the first child to survive delivery and the only one within the home for eight years. She was cherished. Sarah Wagner was an extraordinary woman. Many of Ginette’s indelible memories are of her mother’s wisdom, courage and perseverance. Though details are sketchy, at 4½ Ginette became quite ill. A series of four shots were routinely prescribed, but Sarah didn’t trust the doctor or the vaccine, and wouldn’t allow it. Children perished from treatment. “That was the first time my mother saved my life,” Ginette says. “She did it more than once.” At eight years of age, Ginette stumbled into a bramble of rusted wire. They operated that night without penicillin, antibiotics or sterile safeguards. By midnight, her leg was gangrenous and they planned to amputate. “I remember. I can hear it, my mother screaming, ‘It’s a girl. You’re going to ruin her life!’ ” Her parents flew in a surgeon from Paris. Ginette doesn’t remember what he did, but her leg was in a metal brace for three months and she was abed another four. With her mother’s insistence, that leg was saved. War broke out. The Wagners inventoried their now three first-hand stores, and mailed some of the best items to Toulouse for future retrieval. It would give them income in their new location. The day the Germans invaded Paris, they packed the car, loaded a mattress on top, and traveled south to Pau. Leon’s cousin’s house was infested, but they were grateful for the roof over their heads. Ginette was 12 years old. The merchandise shipped from Dijon never made it to Toulouse; it went straight to Germany. “We had nothing.” Boldly, and without papers, Sarah returned to Dijon to run the store. Leon took the children to Villeurbanne, outside of Lyon, and rented an apartment. Sarah would come when she could. When she could not, she smuggled cash by post. Once, she packed 1000 franc notes into a nearly emptied tube of 7 toothpaste (larger than those now), leaving little bits of paste on the bottom and top. Another time, she stuffed a small toy horse with bills, packing the carton with added odds and ends. An officer held back that second package, ripped it open, emptied the contents and clumsily mislaid the horse. A second soldier saw the mistake and repacked it. Sarah watched as this transpired. Ginette says, “We got it.” Throughout this time, her mother “did as much as she could, going back and forth, taking a chance with her life.” Finally, conditions were too serious to stay in Dijon. Sarah begged her sister, Rachelle, to join them. One day, Ginette’s petite, blonde, loving and beloved aunt was approached by a policeman. He requested that she come with him and bring her mother and two daughters. Rachelle understood immediately. She went with him on condition that he let the others go. They heard from her twice thereafter, once transiting Drancy, and again from the camp at Pithiviers. Then no more. Ginette still remembers the mayhem, her young cousins’ tears, the “tremendous scream coming out of my uncle’s chest,” as the family learned of Rachelle’s fate. Ginette’s family was given two days to leave their apartment in Villeurbanne. 48 hours later, a friend, Jean, noticed SS officers taking Jews from their homes and marking each door with a blue swastika, indicating relocation. Jean bought similar chalk, drew a swastika on the Wagner door, and warned them against light or noise. Later, her father overheard officers discussing the blue emblem. Neither remembered marking it, but decided someone else must have done the job. “We survived that way all along,” Ginette says. “All along.” There are many stories, her safe-haven at boarding school, her grandmother’s arrest, the long-awaited liberation, each poignantly and unforgettably told. Ginette still speaks to schools and religious groups, sharing history that people would otherwise learn less intimately and well. One last account must be included here. When Rachelle was arrested, a boy, Charles, helped her children and mother escape Dijon. Years passed. One day, Golda was shopping and saw Charles coming toward her. Golda felt he had saved her life, so she brought him home to meet the family. Charlie fell in love. Though Ginette broke their first engagement and was subsequently betrothed to two others, Charlie always remembered her. When he acquired papers to go to New York, Ginette finally consented. “He promised me the moon. He said, ‘Come to America. Marry me.’ I was so lucky all my life!” She fell in love with him after their wedding. “I married the right man.” Ginette moved to Pelican Cove in 1989, six years after Charlie died. She still feels this is paradise. Many activities she once enjoyed now exceed her time and energy. However, she is writing everything down. “So many stories!”
OCTOBER 2016  Meet Your Neighbor  Ginette Hersh By Donna Anderson   Some people are born storytellers and Ginette Hersh is...
OCTOBER 2016 8 Board Business from page 1 Florida law now permits online voting for condominium associations who choose to offer it. Accordingly, the board also passed a resolution to approve an online voting option, and to present this to our membership by submitting a limited proxy vote to the membership at the 2017 annual meeting for a change to our bylaws that would authorize this option. Finally, the board approved the expenditure of $12,566 from the Legacy Fund Arts, Music, and Education Fund to fund the 2016-17 Cultural Concert Program. 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. CNA PRIVATE DUTY I’m a CNA – Private Duty. I assist with medication, showering, meals, cleaning, doctor’s appointments and much more.  Contact Maribel Abraham (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, faucets, disposals and any misc. repairs. 13 year Cove resident. Ref. available. Call (941) 966-1310 or bobkellar@verizon.net. GRACIE’S HELPING HANDS Gracie Horst, Companion/Caregiver. Providing the care and assistance in all aspects of your daily life with attention to detail. Starting your day dressing, cooking, shopping and transportation. A Personal Concierge. Call (941) 586-1222 or Email: jghorst@gmail.com. HOUSE CHECKING BY KATHY’S KLEANING Is your house in capable hands while you are away? With over 24 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. PLUMBING SERVICE Specializing in water heaters, garbage disposals, toilets & faucets. Repairs & 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. SEE WEB VIDEOS OF PELICAN COVE To view free web videos of Pelican Cove activities (Art Shows, etc.), landscape, inexpensive restaurants - Google: justin spring soulspeak studio. For more info: soulspeakspring@gmail.com or call (941) 306-1119. SHOWER & BATH MAKEOVERS Shower & Bathtub walls, cleaned, regrouted, caulked, sealed; monthly maintenance available. Free Estimates (941) 377-2940; John-Sarasota resident since 1974. www.showerandbathsarasota.com. REAL ESTATE AMAZING VIEW FOR RENT Second-floor, very bright, end unit with spectacular view of Little Sarasota Bay. All rooms have water view. Contact: Michelle Sparks at (203) 249-5032 or michspark@aol.com. THE CLEARY GROUP REMAX ALLIANCE BAYHOUSE 2 bedroom / 2 bath upstairs unit completely updated and renovated to capture full bay views. New kitchen with granite & travertine floors, updated baths, A/C, electric panel and more. Sliding glass enclosed lanai. $449,900 www.TheClearyGroup.com Call Joe Cleary 941-650-8485. WANTED Retired teacher and wife urgently desire 2 bed / 2 bath unit for February-March 2017 in Pelican Cove. We have impeccable references from 2015 and 2014. Contact: Roy Vorhees (586) 775-5388. Paid Classified Advertising helps to defray the cost of your community newsletter. The presence of an advertisement on these pages does not constitute an official endorsement of any product or service provider.
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Rental Annual Furnished 1603 Bayhouse Point Dr BA210 Bay RENTAL / ANNUAL GL445 (1 bedroom 1 bath) Renovated view 2 story unit. Three bedroom three bath/Furnished. Available and newly furnished. Rarely available. Steps to pool. Ready May 2015. Perfect setting easy to show!!! Call today!!! NOW. $1,350 per month...will consider seasonal rental 4 SALE 1520 Point floor 2 bed 2 ***RENTAL: 1511Pelican Pelican Point FullBA154 bay viewFirst 2nd floor 2 bed 2 bath, bath. Full Bay View. NEXT TO WILBANKS HOUSE. owner wants annual tenant would consider a winter rental, cathedral ceilCALL SHOWING. ASKING $349k ings with FOR millionPRIVATE dollar view...please call for price and pictures. For Sale: 1709 Pelican Cove RD GL345. *First Floor EndDAY! Unit* ***Winter rental for 2016 / 2017 WOW YOUR LUCKY One bedroom One Bath next Glenhouse pool and steps PavilLong term tenant unable to to come down. Fabulous unit to with lion. ***ASKING*** $129,800.00 great waterview. Owner at wants 4 months. 3PENDING bedroom 2 bath For 1518 Pelican Point BA249. Second floor end full FORSale: RENT *ANNUAL LEASE ONLY* This April 1stunit 2015, bay view, 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms. Updated everything!!! First 1680 Brookhouse Cir BR208. Second floor end unit TURNKEY class renovations… is drenched in sunlight… Easy to show Furnished. Updated Condo one bedroom one bath. Across form Brookcall forpool. pictures or your private to today*** Wilbanks house ***Easy to tour! show Next call me Springs When AnThe Accident or Illness Brings You Down, We Woods Help You Up at Lake Pointe ✜ Skilled Nursing ✜ Therapy (Physical, Occupational & Speech) ✜ Short & Long Term Care We’ll help you gain the strength, mobility and independence you want so you can return to the activities you enjoy! 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Located byfloor the Harbor furnished bay view, condo rented for the season asking $235K and Wilbanks. *PERFECT LOCATION* Asking $239,800.00 4FOR SALE 1611 Clower Creek HA236 END UNIT ExRENT * Annual *1709 Pelican Cove GL445 One bed One bath panded large bed bath, over looks yacht for rent furnishedoversized $1375.00. 3Use the2back entrance to fall in the Glenbasin, huge deck off the kitchen family room, Call ME! house Pool. Great location ready mid April. CALL NOW! FOR RENT SEASON 2 bedfloor 2 bath, Thinking of buying! CALL2017 ME In forThe tour Landings of the different plans gated social club,&many activiPelicancommunity Cove has to swimming offer…I will,tennis find your location floor plan. 2016 propertiesfor forsale sale&&80condos condo’spending pendingtotoclose close 2015 Currently Currently 10 3 Properties POSTED 9-14-16 TIME TO SELL! & 21 have sold year to date. and 7 have sold year to date... 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   10 14  APRIL 2015  OCTOBER 2016   Hello Neighbor   Anthony Anthony DeLuca DeLuca DeLuca Realty located in the same plaz...
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 OCTOBER 2016 years! Call Carl at 941-780-3689 with your appliance questions. website: www.carlsappliancerepair.com or email: repaircarls@yahoo. com. Judy Limekiller 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. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate HOUSE CHECKING BY KATHY’S KLEANING 941.374.4802 direct Is your house in capable hands while you are away? With over com 22 years JudyLimekiller@JudyLimekiller. of experience, I go the extra mile to put your mind at ease. Many clients in PC; References available. Kathy at 941-915-3063 or email: *Resident RealtorContact & Pelican Cove Owner kjkleans@juno.com. for the past 15 years* NEED STORAGE SHORT OR LONG TERM? Snow Birds love climate-controlled smaller locker sizes seasonal Delivering all ofouryour Real Estate Needs. Delivering thefor Results. supplies, decorations and more. Senior Discounts. No Admin. Fees. One year price guarantee and budget friendly.List Come see the difference! 1529 Pelican Point Drive #HA 208 Price: $369,000 Budget Self Storage 4029 Bee Ridge Road 941-927-2919. 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, 941-536-5269. Come toMike visitCummings, my office at  8181 S. Tamiami Trail (right near Hobby Lobby) 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. 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, 11 Maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances; Cathedral ceilings; Skylight; A/C 2011/UV system 2014; Wood laminate floors; Freshly painted; $259,000; Call Annette Kirshner, Exit King Realty, 941586-5773. “We’ll sell your condo in 90 days C. F. REALTY GROUP, INC or we don’t take a commission!* Licensed Real Estate Broker Youa Buyer’s can find the Benefit with Broker Market Value of your home for FREE at 28 years as a Pelican Cove Resident www.PelicanCoveHomeValues.com 50 Years Real Estate Experience Courtesy tours of Pelican Cove provided Call 1-941-320-2370 candcfred@comcast.net  Colleen  & Bob      Gibson  Sales Associates,   Realtors  ®                      941-961-9088      www.PelicanCoveCondoSales.com    * Go to MedwayRealty.com for terms and conditions   SHOWER & BATH MAKEOVERS Shower & Bathtub walls, cleaned, regrouted, caulked, sealed; monthly  maintenance available. Free Estimates 941- 377-2940; John-Sarasota resident since 1974. www.showerandbathsarasota.com.   REAL ESTATE  AMAZING VIEW FOR RENT Second-floor, very bright, end unit with spectacular view of Little Saraso ta Bay. All rooms have water view. Contact: Michelle Sparks at 203-2495032 or michspark@aol.com.    GROUP REMAX ALLIANCE  THE CLEARY BAYHOUSE Two bedroom/2 bath. Bayfront 2nd floor unit overlooking Pelican Cove rookeries and Little Sarasota Bay. Updated kitchen with opened up walls, laminate floors, vaulted ceilings and large sliding glassed lanai. 1,368 sq.ft. $319,900. Call Joe or Missy Cleary 941809-3410 www.PelicanCoveSales.com. Tom Warmbold 941-321-8672 cell PELICAN COVE ARTISTS ALERT! START PLANNING NOW FOR THE 2017 ART SHOW! March 11, 12, 13, 2017 Watch for information on the PC Website, bulletin boards and in the PCNews and via email. 24 hour emergency service
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PELICAN C VE 1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 34231 WHERE THE ACTION IS ART CLUB: Classes, workshops, lectures and films. Annual Membership. Info: Joan Libby Hawk (941) 966-3970. JAZZ GROUP: Meets Jan-Mar, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, Info: Bobby Barnhart (941) 966-1352. PING PONG: Meets Dec–Mar in Pavilion. Info: Penny Rubin (518) 466-4445. ART STUDIO: Wilbanks Art Studio by key. Membership $10 yearly. Info: Phyllis Camesano (716) 352-6163. KAYAK/CANOE CLUB: Organized outings on the water. Info: Frank Rivera (941) 918-9475 or rrogercat@aol.com. POETRY GROUP: Meets Dec–May, every two weeks. Info: Barbara Keller (317) 691-3585 or Peter Bergas (941) 966-3245. BALLROOM & ETHNIC DANCE: Instruction on ballroom and ethnic dancing. Info: Vicky Geskos (617) 721-3443. LADIES WATER EXERCISE: Meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Sony Krajcovic (941) 966-8535. SCULPTURE CLUB: Coordinator: Marcia Wolfson (941) 966-4855. BIKE GROUP: Meets Nov-Apr. Organized bike rides outside of Pelican Cove. Info: Bernie Lofchie (781) 925-4722 or blofchie@gmail.com. LIBRARY: Pelican Pavilion – Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Books, tapes, DVDs, games, puzzles; for use by all residents. CINEMA CLUB: Meets monthly, Nov–Apr, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion, Info: Pat Klugherz (941) 918-0532. LINE DANCE: Meets Oct–Apr, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. Pavilion; Info: Judy Rabkin (941) 451-8238. COFFEE PROGRAM: Meets monthly, Dec–Mar, Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Info: Janet Hasselbring (616) 402-0961. MEN’S WATER EXERCISE: Meets Nov-Apr, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. Pavilion Pool. Info: Don Black (941) 966-6462. CULINARY CLUB: Meets for Thematic Dinners. Dec–Apr. First Saturday each month. Info: Helene Crawford (941) 966-3029. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Meets Jan–Mar; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Harbor Club. Info: Arline Neufeld at arline.david@juno.com. EXERCISE TO GO: Meets Jan–Mar, Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Info: Rita Breen (941) 966-1485. FIBER ARTS GROUP: Meets at 1:30 p.m., 1st and 3rd Monday each month at Wilbanks. Nov–Apr. Info: Erlinda Rejino (518) 728-5129. FISHING CLUB: Meets monthly. Info: George Lindenfeld (828) 335-1300. FOLK MUSIC CLUB: Meets monthly, Dec–Mar, Harbor Club. Info: Joel Leonard (941) 882-3093. GET FIT: Meets every Wednesday at Harbor Club, 10:45 a.m. Info: Leanne Platfoot (239) 481-1311. NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR: Need help? Info: Janet Hemond (941) 966-3553. OPEN POKER: Meets Jan-Mar, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Harbor Club. Info: Janet Hemond (941) 966-3553. SOCIAL CLUB: Membership open to all residents. $15 per person per year. Info: Beth Duggan: (941) 350-6111. TAP DANCING: Meets Jan–Mar, Wednesday, 3 p.m., Pavilion. Info: Dixie Mahan (941) 918-4437. TENNIS CLUB: Meets Dec-Apr. Info: Beth Duggan (941) 350-6111. WATER AEROBICS CLASSES: For men and women, Monday and Thursday, 4 p.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Colleen Gibson (989) 295-8779. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Meets Jan–Mar, Tuesday, 9 a.m., Wilbanks. Info: Barbara Jost (941) 966-7544. PARTY BRIDGE: Meets every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Wilbanks. Info: Warren Lappin (941) 266-5513. WRITERS GROUP: Discussions and readings from published authors of Pelican Cove. Info: Janet Hasselbring (616) 402-0961. PELICAN COVE UNIVERSITY: Classes held at various recreational facilities. Info: Ben and Elizabeth Forsyth (941) 244-2043. 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. PELICAN PROGRAMS: Meets monthly, Jan–Mar. Info: Felice Perlmutter (941) 966-5880 or Libby Ross (845) 245-8330. YACHT CLUB: Scheduled rendezvous. $20 annually, plus $10 initiation fee. Info: John Glascock (941) 966-8884. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Meets Jan–Mar, Friday, 9:30 a.m., Harbor Club (Labs meet Thursday, 3:15 p.m. Wilbanks) Info: Susan Smith (941) 966-5797. YOGA: Meets Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. Chair Yoga meets Tuesdays and Fridays. 9:30 a.m., both in the Harbor Club. Info: Lore Kaplan at (413) 441-2947 or Caryl-Halle Cantor (216) 403-4497.
PELICAN C VE 1615 Pelican Point Drive Saras ota, Florida 34231  WHERE THE ACTION IS ART CLUB  Classes, workshops, lectures...