PELICAN C n e w s Volume XLI No. 1 VE JANUARY 2015 “All the news that fits” Full Docket at Board Meeting Special Events January 4 Art Club January 20 Pelican Program January 4 & 18 Movie Night January 21 Kayak/Canoe Club January 5 Pelican Program January 25 Social Club January 8 New Residents Meet & Greet January 25 Folk Music 2 p.m. – Harbor Club 8 p.m. – Harbor Club 7 p.m. – Pavilion 5 p.m. – Harbor Club 8 p.m. – Pavilion 5:30 p.m. – Pavilion 7:30 p.m. – Harbor Club 9:30 a.m. – Pavilion January 28 Coffee Program January 9 Cinema Club 9:30 a.m. – Pavilion 7:30 p.m. – Pavilion January 30 Photo Club Presentation January 12 & 26 Cultural Events 7 p.m. – Pavilion 8 p.m. – Pavilion January 13 Stan Hendricks Jazz Seven resolutions were on the agenda of the December Board of Directors meeting on December 16. The first six were noncontroversial and all passed by a unanimous vote. Purchase of Property/Wind Insurance – The Board agreed to purchase two policies for up to $662,500. For a premium of $583,850, the Association will purchase property/wind insurance for all of our buildings and some miscellaneous property items with an all-perils deductible of $2,500 per occurrence and a hurricane deductible of 5% per calendar year. For a premium of $77,935, the Association will purchase an equivalent policy for our carports with per-occurrence deductibles of 5% for wind/ hail damage and $3,500 for all other perils. This year’s insurance premiums are about $60,000 less than last year’s due to a more competitive insurance market. However, we should not count our chickens before they hatch. It seems that the market for flood insurance is less friendly and we are likely to see increases in April, 2015, when our flood insurance policies are due to be renewed. Approving CPA for 2014 Audit and Taxes – The Board approved Cavanaugh & Co., LLP Certified Public Accountants to continue its relationship with the Association and perform the audit and prepare the tax forms for 2014. Management is very pleased with the work done by Cavanaugh for our fiscal year 2013. 7:30 p.m. – Pavilion January 20 Candidates Night 7 p.m. – Pavilion 2015 PC TELEPHONE DIRECTORY & THE RULES WE LIVE BY Is now available for pick-up in the PC Office Disposition of any 2014 Surplus – The Board agreed to transfer any end-of-year surplus into the General Fund. Approving Employee Benefit Plans for 2014-2015 – The Board caught up with formal approval of its commitments for employee health-related insurance plans (medical, dental, vision) for the year March 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015, and   continued on page 13 INSIDE THIS ISSUE To the Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Website Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Connie’s Corner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 President’s Post. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Postscript on Mold Prevention. . . 4 Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
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2 2 2 2 PC NEWS February Issue DEADLINES Articles FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 Advertising TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 The PC Office will be “CLOSED” MONDAY, JANUARY 19 IN MEMORIAM To the IN MEMORIAM Editor: IN MEMORIAM I just finished replacing all the electrical o We mourn the passing of Hear! We mourn the passing of those of usI who finished replacing all the electrical o Hear! The the passing of good news for I just finished replacing all something very just this process Duringare hard of I found the electrical o We mourn RESIDENTS hearing is that now the Harbor Club, as well ascurrent into threeIof my outlets werevery During this process I found something ver During this process found something cor live the Pavilion, RESIDENTS RESIDENTS is looped. This means that classes and programs presented three of my outlets if the corr Ben Greber live current into atwayof my outletswere cor live current into three of knowing were out hazard. 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Owners onthe oth Articles–December11 Articles–December Issue TUESDAY, NOVEMBER Issue repairs to damaged personal property, but als repairs to damaged personal rates when als coverage or rising premiumproperty, but wa TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 email: pcneditors@gmail.com coverage oraction of the Association in 2009 coverage or rising premium rates when wa believe the rising premium rates when wa email: pcneditors@gmail.com email: pcneditors@gmail.com email: pcneditors@gmail.com believe the action of the Association in 2009 believe the action of the Association news f the Florida Condominium Law is badin 2009 The Pelican Cove Board of Directors invites all residents Advertising–December the Florida Condominium Law is bad news f the Florida Condominium Law is bad news C Advertising–December to be held on Saturday, February 21 Advertising–December to the Issue Annual Meeting Ca C December December DEADLINES DEADLINES PC NEWS PC NEWS in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day JANUARY 2015 Letters to the Editors Letters to the Editors Letters to the Editors Issue atNOVEMBER 11 Pelican Pavilion, followed by the Issue FRIDAY, 10 a .m . in the FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Picnic outside Continued on page 9 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Annual The Wilbanks . email: leslie@pelicancovecondo.com Continued on page 9 Continued on page 9 email: leslie@pelicancovecondo.com email: leslie@pelicancovecondo.com email: leslie@pelicancovecondo.com The Pelican Cove News is published periodically by the Board of Directors of the Pelican Cove Condo-minium Association, primarily to keep Association members informed on matters bearing on their use and enjoyment of their Pelican Cove property. The Pelican Cove News is published periodically by the Board of Directors of the Pelican Cove Condo-minium Association, primarily to keep The Pelican Cove News is published periodically by the Board of Directors of the Pelican Cove Condo-minium Association, primarily to keep The Pelican Cove News is published periodically by the Board of Directors of the Pelican Cove Condo-minium Association, primarily to keep Association members informed on matters bearing on their use and enjoyment of their Pelican Cove property. Association members informed on matters bearing on their use and enjoyment of their Pelican Cove property. Association members informed on matters bearing on their use and enjoyment of their Pelican Cove property. EDITORIAL STAFF Cartoonist . . . . . . . . . . . .Jean Gomoll Board Liaison . . . . . . . Murray Sherry Proof Readers . . . . . .Virginia Tashian Lisa Yellin Members of the Association are invited to suggest items for publication. 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JANUARY 2015 3 President’s Post Murray Sherry Since February, when the new Board was seated, it has been an extraordinarily quiet year at the Cove. The only blip in this sea of calmness has been the “dog walking” issue that, thanks to Bill McKay and his Ad Hoc Committee, ended up with all sides seemingly satisfied with the results. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have participated and contributed to this quiet situation. This includes our management and staff, Board members, Committee chairs and members, the more than fifty active clubs and groups, as well as so many owners. During this past summer season, so many projects were completed, led by the reconfiguration of the Harbor Club meeting room. With Pelican Cove University about to go full blast, I expect we will be hearing more oohs and aahs. That brings me back to last winter and spring when our committees brought forth these ideas, voted on them, and sent them on to the Board for final approval. But now the Board and I are itchy. Both the November and December Board Workshops were cancelled due to a lack of subjects to consider. Several committee meetings scheduled in December could not be held due to a lack of a quorum of Committee members in attendance. I urge you, Committee members, to roll up your sleeves and participate in your deliberations. And as the committee meeting agendas become known and published (on our three bulletin boards in front of the Office and inside both the Pavilion and the Harbor Club), owners, please come out and join with the Committee members in helping mold next year’s changes. Your Directors are waiting! This is also your last opportunity to step forward to run for election to next year’s Board of Directors. Auto Decal Distribution Thursday, January 22 Friday, January 23 Saturday, January 24 Pelican Pavilion 9 a.m. to 12 Noon Bring a valid vehicle registration and driver’s license Board of Directors/Committee Meetings Committee meetings scheduled for the months of January. Check Channel 195, the PC website or the Office for any changes. Board Workshop Tuesday, January 13 – 1:30 p.m. Harbor Club Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, January 13 – After Workshop Tuesday, January 20 – 1:30 p.m. Pelican Pavilion Bay & Water Committee Thursday, January 8 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Buildings & Facilities Committee Friday, January 9 – 10 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Communications Committee Tuesday, January 13 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Cultural Events Committee Thursday, January 8 – 3 p.m. Wilbanks Ivy Room Finance Committee Friday, January 16 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Grounds Committee Wednesday, January 14 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Harbor Committee Wednesday, January 7 – 9 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Planning Committee Thursday, January 8 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Rules Committee Monday, January 26 – 9:30 a.m. Wilbanks Conference Room Community Channel 195 For current notices, stay tuned to channel 195 or check the website Events Calendar at pelicancovecondo.com
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JANUARY 2015 4 Website Word Breakthrough Prize What is the latest “word” on the website review? Beginning this month this column will be the spot to receive the most recent “word” on the website revision progress. Dr. Saul Perlmutter, son of Pelican Cove residents Felice and Dan Perlmutter, and winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011, has won yet another prestigious award as reported in the New York Times. Erlinda Rejino During December AtHome Net, the website provider, began building the “beta” site. This is a test site where the changes, identified through the focus groups last spring, will be implemented. The Website Committee will review the test site and, once it is functioning as planned, will schedule time for PC residents to view the test site before going live. Once the website is ready to go live, there will be training sessions scheduled so you can learn how to use the new site. If you are interested in helping test the beta site, let us know by sending a note to pcwebsitereview@gmail.com. Right now we are in need of new photographs for the website. We are looking for great shots of our lovely grounds and all the different activities that occur (social, recreational, and business) and shots of the various facilities. If you have a picture you would like to submit for consideration, please attach a full size jpeg file and send it to pcwebsitereview@ gmail.com or contact Erlinda Rejino at 518-728-5129 or peopleer@earthlink.net to make other arrangements. Postscript on Mold Prevention Bob Kolk In last month’s article, I discussed a number of ways that you could prevent mold from growing in your unit. I forgot to mention one very important area. Mold spores permeate the air in a typical house, but they can’t turn into colonies until they find a suitably dark, moist location to grow. The inside of a toilet bowl is such a place. That’s where mold can form a grayish-black ring around the underside of the upper rim of the bowl, where you can’t see it. You may peek into your bowl and be shocked at what you see. To kill and remove mold the experts recommend cleaning the inside of your toilet bowl with chlorine bleach that is found in many toilet bowl cleaners. WELCOME HOME! Please let the PC Office know you are here. Don’t forget to update your guest list, and make any contact information changes necessary. Pat Klugherz The new prize is the Dan, Felice and Dr. Saul Perlmutter 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics which recognizes major insights into the deepest questions of the Universe. Two teams won the prize for the discovery of dark energy. One was led by Saul Perlmutter of the University of California, Berkeley. The citation for the award is: “For the most unexpected discovery that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, rather than slowing as had been long assumed.” The prize was shared with High-Z Supernova Search Team from Australia. Each team will get $1.5 million to be distributed among the team members. The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by Google’s Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang; Yuri and Julia Milner; and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. The recipients are selected by a committee of previous winners which included Stephen Hawking among other well-known scientists. When reached by email, according to the New York Times, Dr. Perlmutter was quoted as saying, “the award was a celebration of the teamwork that brought a whole subfield’s expertise together to catch the universe in the act of once again behaving even more bizarrely than we thought possible.” continued on page 13 Pet Owners – Please Be Considerate At this time of year, when windows are open, don’t leave dogs to bark at everything that moves in their sight. Sound carries – especially over water on the bay and on the harbor. Cats should never be allowed out of a unit without a leash and a walker accompanying them. Please remember that Pelican Cove is a wildlife sanctuary and birds are an important part of the beauty we all enjoy here.
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JANUARY 2015 5 8 NOVEMBER Connie’s Corner Connie’s General Connie Lang,CornerManager Office Office Notes Notes The carpenters are completing The senior staff persons have spent much of ParkingBoard & Committee Meetings are always at a premium this time of the the month work on the ninth the lastexterioranalyzing items for the 2014 Parking spacesBoard of Directors and Committee meetings The year. Glenhouse building at return of Board Please be considerate of your neighbor by obeying 1715 Proposed Budget and, with the are back. Agendas must be posted 72from the hours prior Pelican Cove Road and the Meetings and Committee Meetings, the staff the posted time limits, removing unused vehicles PC’s “official to a scheduled meeting. Please check painters are following closely liaisons have been busy working with the property, keeping your car covers in good condition, not bulletin boards”, located at the the grass or Harbor allowing guests or contractors to park on PC Office, thein a behind. members. We continue to replace Clubhouse and the Pelican don’t block agendas, carport space other than your own, and Pavilion forother failing underground wiring. The Countyroof re-roofing project will begin invehicles. and any “cancellations”. Notices are also posted on completed the upgrades • The flat to January Stations, located Channel 195 and on the PC website at www.pelilatethree Liftor early February. near 1603 Bayhouse Point Drive, 1523 cancovecondo.com, under “Events Calendar”. To see • The carpenters are working on the Glenhouse Clower Creek Drive and at the Pelican Cove Residents meeting agendas and minutes, select the underlined corner of 1700 Glenhouse Drive. 2 building atBoathouse Circle and meeting: to THANK YOU for your generous We would like Board of Directors, Grounds, etc. Clower Creek Drive. We received funding from the County • The painters landscaping the was at Treehouse 14 at 1615 to replace theare completingthat workremoved from around Clowerdonations to The Employee Appreciation Gift Fund Deed the extra and allChanges things you do for us. Creek Stations are priming and installing one coat of finish the Lift Drive andand plan to replace the landscaping within on mateThe ownership to a unit frequently changes after the rials in month. the next the Glenhouse neighborhood as the materials are installed. death of a spouse, or if the unit is included as part of Florida Power number one completed the the Harbor Club the been • Cracks in the and Light tennis court at installation of have a Trust. Please provide the office with a recorded copy new underground electrical main lines. surface has been the repaired and a new finish on the playing We completed installed. of any changes to the deed to your unit. installation of three new lift arms at the gate house and From your PC Staff • The pool decks have been numerous locations maintenance installed new road signs atpainted and the annual around the on the Holiday Decorations pool We will be installing “No Pets Allowed” signage put Cove. heaters has been completed and the heaters have beenat into Decorations may be put up from December 1st to the three entrances to the no-pets-allowed section of the service. January 7th of each year, seasonal decorations, Bayfront boardwalk. including lighting, may be placed on the outside walls • Florida Power & Light installed the electrical power for the irrigation of the condominium units and the bushes adjacent We met with Sarasota County to discuss is pulling the permits for the issues related booster pump. The John Deere electrician tothe installation of the booster pump. the proposed extension to the reclaimed water line. We to the unit. The stairway to the upper levels may be purchased a laptop computer and are connecting it to the decorated, provided that joint users of the stairs have • Sunpatiens, a to collect waterflow data to present been booster pump hybridized New Guinea Impatiens, haveto theplanted no objection. Limited Common Elements, excluding County.entrance flower beds,that we are not overly the Wilbanks and in the This should show at the four-way-stop at reducing carports, may be decorated. No decorations may the several other locations. would bebaskets of Sunpatiens have been at amount of water that Hanging available at the end of exceed the height of the roof or be placed on the roof. the proposed reclaimedlocations and are available for the owners to Left to right: Quang Nguyen and Amy Spurlock installed at the mailbox waterline extension. The County anticipates The baskets are $5.25support the potted plants are $1.50 purchase. that the data will each and the extension and Sarasota County’s CodeRed Benderson has been notified. Benderson agreed to install EMPLOYEE OF a free, QUARTER and effective THE secure, advanced each. CodeRed is the extension to the reclaimed water line as part of the emergency system Pelican Plaza been fertilized, new shells have been spread on the shellName: Quang Nguyen that allows you to receive calls, • The turf has agreement. email alerts or text messages about paths and Mexican Petunias have been planted along the exit side of Position: Landscape Maintenance events that could We improved the Grovehouse Park, installing more than impact your neighborhood, or help protect your family the main road. The front beds of the buildings have been mulched and 200 plants in the area. We installed new Azaleas near The Employed:property. These alerts could be water or sewer or May 31, 1983 two Holly trees that died have Creek near with Holly trees Wilbanks. We cleaned Clowerbeen replacedthe Brookhouse near interruptions, missing persons alerts and major TR118 and TR103 the process Hometown: Vietnam Bridge and are in and TR104. of trimming tree limbs. traffic detours. Register at www.scgov.net. For more Theslowdown in the is scheduled to be held resulted in two closings Favoriteinformation, contact the Sarasota County beautiful at Things about Pelican Cove: The Call Center • A Grounds Tour PC real estate market has from Tuesday, February 24 – Thursday, February 26. A sign-up sheet is at landscaping. occurring in October. Year-to-date, 40 units have been sold, compared 941-861-5000 and ask about CodeRed. the PC Office. with 46 units for the same period in 2012. A few more units have been GM Comments: Quang is the landscaping project added to the inventory, totaling 17 the that are currently for Benderson Development installedunits approved landscape sale. leader at Pelican Cove. He turns ideas into reality in the Pelican Plaza buffer area along Vamo Road. The and does so quietlyNewquickly. as of and Owners The drier Fall season canopy trees the outdoors staff is landscape includes 35 has arrived and which are 22’ tallhappy to November 2013 enjoy some cooler, less humid weather. Cathedral Live Oak trees, 72 accent trees which are 16’ Runner Up: Amy Spurlock tall Eagleston Holly trees, and 476 shrubs which include Thomas & CONGRATULATIONS! Elizabeth Egan 25-gallon Viburnum shrubs, 7-gallonConnie Lang, General Manager Viburnum shrubs, and BR113, Hot Springs, AR 71909 continued on page 14
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JANUARY 2015 6 Cultural Event Stan Hendricks Jazz Concert Series As part of the season’s Cultural Events Concerts, on Monday, January 12 at Pelican Pavilion, you will hear an Pelican Cove outstanding concert by Theresa Cincione Cultural Concerts and Grigorios Zamparas performing pieces by Liszt, Chopin, Richard Strauss, Mozart, Debussy, Faure and Turina. Theresa and Grigorios have appeared together at the Newport Music Festival, to the delight of the audience. Opening its 15th season, the Stan Hendricks Jazz Concert Series is proud to present Herb Bruce and t h e Herb i ci d e Jazz Band: “A Mardi Gras Celebration” on Tuesday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Pelican Pavilion. Joyce Rosenthal Soprano, Theresa Cincione, has established a reputation for versatility and excellence across a wide spectrum of operatic, concert and chamber repertoire. She has sung leading roles at opera companies around the world. Some of the roles she has performed are Mimi in La Boheme Micaela in Carmen, Margerite in Faust and Liu in Turandot and Susanna in Theresa Cincione Le Nozze di Figaro with the New York City Opera. She received her undergraduate degrees from Ohio State University, and holds her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. Currently she resides in New York City. Grigorios Zamparas has received critical acclaim for his versatile performing career as recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician in Greece, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, Russia, Latin America, South Korea and the United States. He is a frequent guest at numerous festivals worldwide, having performed several times Grigorios Zamparas at the prestigious Newport Music Festival (Newport, RI), the Mainly Mozart Festival (Miami, FL), The Artist Series of Sarasota and The Salon of the Arts (Sofia, Bulgaria), among others. He has been featured as a soloist in more than twenty different piano concertos with orchestras. He is an Associate Professor of Music and head of the piano program at the University of Tampa. Tickets will be distributed in the Pavilion lobby the day of the performance, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Your $5 contribution is greatly appreciated. Our Benefactors need only show their Season Passes at the door. Bobby Barnhardt Herb Bruce and the Herbicide Jazz Band Mardi Gras comes early when trombonist Herb Bruce and the Herbicide Jazz Band present a concert of Dixieland, ragtime, blues, jazz and more which will be the first concert of the 2015 season. This program will be a moveable feast of jazz, Dixieland and blues – bringing the spirit of New Orleans’ legendary celebration to our Pelican Cove audience. The Herbicide Jazz Band includes drummer and arranger Terry Waddell; Jim Snyder on clarinet; Don Johnson on trumpet; Jeff Phillips on piano and tuba; Billy Pillucere on bass; and Patricia Dean, vocalist. Bruce spent many years in Nashville, where he worked with numerous Nashville stars and toured the world with Spiritual to the Bone and the premiere Salvation Army brass bands. He has performed with numerous groups and musical stars, including Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, Bob Hope, Nelson Riddle, Jimmy Dorsey, Liza Minnelli, The Four Freshman, The Four Tops and Burt Bacharach. Bruce, sometimes referred to as “The Fastest Trombone in the West”, is eminently qualified to play a Mardi Gras concert. He played with The Dukes of Dixieland on Bourbon Street and was the leader of the Main Street Rhythm Rascals at the Magic Kingdom at Disney World for more than 10 years. He is an alum of the Woody Herman band and has toured and recorded here and in Europe. He was also a member of the Barnum & Bailey Circus Band. Most recently, he spent 29 years as a staff musician at Disney World. This band is bound to get you up off your feet and into the Mardi Gras groove. If you can’t get to New Orleans this year for Mardi Gras, the Herbicide Jazz Band will bring a rollicking and raucous New Orleans-style Mardi Gras to you. A donation of $5 will be requested at the door.
JANUARY 2015  6  Cultural Event  Stan Hendricks Jazz Concert Series  As part of the season   s Cultural Events Concerts, o...
JANUARY 2015 7 Rajko Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra to Perform Pelican Programs Libby Ross and Felice Perlmutter January has started with a bang and our traditional opening program, featuring Jerry Bilik, starts the Pelican Programs season. Going to the circus is always a blast, and with Jerry at the helm, it is a double blast. Be sure to join us for an evening of fun at the Pelican Pavilion on Monday, January 5, at 8 p.m. It will give our new season much to crow about. And cheer about. Navajo Rug On Tuesday, January 20, at 8 p.m. in the Harbor Club, Harriet Gayle, well known to Pelican Cove for her excellent presentations on the plantings in our gardens, will present The Navajo Nation: Its Art and Culture. Harriet will present the belief systems, medicinal practices, as well as an in-depth look at the wonderful Navajo rugs. It promises to be an interesting evening! In early February, we are thrilled to present one of Sarasota’s finest theatre companies. Thanks to a generous foundation grant, The Odyssey Theatre will come to Pelican Cove. Pelican Programs will offer an unusual evening with presentations of original 10-minute plays, written, performed and directed by local playwrights, actors and directors. Live theatre and fast moving performances on Monday, February 2, in the Pelican Pavilion at 8 p.m. Don’t miss it! On a more philosophical level, our sobering program on Drones has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 8 p.m. at the Harbor Club. Sidney Axinn, Professor Emeritus, Temple University, who has written and presented extensively on the subject, will explore the ethical implications of the use of Drones. He will be interviewed by Dan Perlmutter, Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on the layman’s need-to-know. As always, we look forward to your attendance, and your interesting questions and comments. See you at Pelican Programs. Joel Leonard As part of the Cultural Events Concerts, the world famous Rajko Orchestra will Pelican Cove Cultural Concerts be appearing at the Pelican Pavilion on Monday, January 26, and offering a unique musical experience. Although the “orchestra” may have many members in its home country, it is convenient for them to perform their international tours with fewer musicians. The troupe coming to Pelican Cove will consist of seven highly skilled musicians, singers and dancers. Each musician has been rigorously trained at the legendary Rajko Music School in Budapest, Hungary. The school, together with the orchestra, was established in the mid-20th Century, and it specifically recruited talented young persons with Roma backgrounds and trained them in the traditions of Central European Gypsy-style music. However, the students also received a classical music training shaping them to be exceptional performers. (‘Rajko’ means ‘young Roma’). The singers/dancers are soloist members of the HungarOperett company. This organization provides high level operetta training in voice, dance and drama. The instruments you will see on the stage of the Pavilion will consist of two violins, clarinet, cimbalom and double bass. The lead violinist will be Lorin Danyl, who is the leader of the Budapest Rajko Orchestra. The cimbalom is a concert quality equivalent of the hammered dulcimer; the cimbalist is one of the finest performers in Hungary. The two singers include one of the founders of the HungarOperett company, Peter Kollar Erik and the enchanting Eva Gats, another soloist with the company. The incredible range of their repertoire covers many genres from classical to folk music, and from operettas to gypsy music. You will be sure to recognize a number of the classical pieces including the Hungarian Dances of Brahms and Hungarian Rhapsody of Liszt; the gypsy selections, with their spontaneity and improvisation, may have you dancing in the aisles. The ensembles of the Rajko Orchestra have appeared in almost every country in the world and we are privileged to have them grace our stage at Pelican Cove. The performance will start at 8 p.m. Tickets will be distributed in the Pavilion lobby the day of the performance, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
JANUARY 2015  7  Rajko Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra to Perform  Pelican Programs  Libby Ross and Felice Perlmutter January ha...
JANUARY 2015 8 Art Show PC Yacht Club News For writers, performers and visual artists of all kinds, Pelican Cove is where we can express ourselves in a supportive and stimulating environment. The non-artists – or “art appreciators” – recognize how much they benefit from living in such a creative milieu. In fact, everyone here acknowledges the incredible wealth of artistic talent that so greatly enhances our quality of life. What a fun evening we all had on the night of the Lighting of the Harbor and Fleet! Despite the cool weather, many bundled up PCers came down to watch the show. The harbor looked beautiful. Shortly after the lights were turned on, music started to play. “Here Comes Santa Claus” was heard, then Rudolph, followed by the other eight reindeer pulling Santa, proceeded to come through the harbor. They toured around the harbor to everyone’s delight. Thanks to Frank Rivera for his creative idea and to his kayakers who pulled it off. Jane Freund Sally Billington The Pelican Cove Art Show celebrates the important role that art plays in our community and showcases the work of our visual artists who make it happen. To be held this year from Saturday, March 14 to Monday, March 16, the show always draws large crowds to the Pelican Pavilion and Harbor Club, where gallery spaces are specially created for the three-day event. It is a gala weekend, kicked off by an artists’ reception Friday evening at The Wilbanks and the show’s opening day, Saturday where the wine flows – and cookie trays overflow. Donna & Frank Anderson, Jim Russell & MaryAnn Horton Photo by George Andrade Art Show 2014 – Photo by Arlene Bluestein Last year, more than 130 artists exhibited their pieces in these categories: ceramics, collage, crafts, digital images, drawing, fiber, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, stained glass and woodworking. Owners, renters and staff may submit two works of original art each in this non-juried show. Glicee prints are okay; however, no other copies or reproductions of original work will be accepted. Back by popular demand (from 2013), art studio tours will be an exciting feature of this year’s show. This will be a one-day event on Saturday, when visitors will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours at studios of the Art, Photography, continued on page 14 The lighted and decorated boats were judged by John Hilficker. The results are: First place – MaryAnn owned by Jeff Horton Second place – 2 the Max owned by Jim Russell Third place – Coda owned by Donna & Frank Anderson Honorable Mention – Friend Ship owned by Alberto DiMillo Prizes were boat bags donated by Harbour Bags. Thanks to all who decorated their boat. Yacht Club members later enjoyed a pizza party at the Harbor Club where Frank Anderson was elected as the Commodore for 2015. Happy New Year!
JANUARY 2015  8  Art Show  PC Yacht Club News  For writers, performers and visual artists of all kinds, Pelican Cove is wh...
JANUARY 2015 9 Pelican Cove Social Club Coffee Program Beth Duggan and Lea Buschgans Jan Hasselbring The next Social Club party will be held on Sunday, January 25. Plans are already in progress, but on Sunday, January 4, there will be a planning meeting to come up with some more great decorating ideas (location to be determined). Any interested volunteers can call or email us at beth4g@comcast.net or lbuschgans@gmail.com. Emails will be sent with information on this meeting. Get your Hawaiian/Polynesian attire ready and watch for the flyer with more details. ALOHA!!!! “The Bird in All of Us,” with Larry Monat, photographer – Wednesday, January 28. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.: program at 10 a.m. (co-sponsored with the PC Photography Club). On Sunday, December 14, holiday-spirited residents of the Cove enjoyed an evening of cocktails and great food. “Sweet Tunes” provided holiday sounds for dinner and lively music for dancing. Many guests made it to the dance floor even though some had to be coaxed. Lots of thank yous to all who helped plan, decorate and clean up to make the party such a success. Special thanks to all Pelican Cove residents who donated to “Toys for Tots”. Really? A bird in all of us? Wow! Whether an avid birder, occasional birdwatcher or bird indifferante, this title should be intriguing enough to pique your interest and guarantee your attendance at the January program with Larry Monat, PC resident and bird photographer. Osprey attacking Bald Eagle I met Larry shortly after moving to Pelican Cove. I was sitting on the lanai feasting my eyes on a pileated woodpecker, perched in the tree out front (thinking how wonderful that he had followed us south for the winter), when “what to my wondering eyes did appear,” but a tall man with a long lens – I knew by the size of the lens, this man was a serious birder. I felt doubly privileged – not only was I watching a pileated wonder, pecking its brains out, excavating a hole in the tree trunk, but in addition, a serious Smiling faces at the December holiday party continued on page 14 New Owners NEWCOMER UNIT FROM: CITY, STATE/COUNTRY Mark & Barbara Hartman TR177 Canaan, NY 12029 Thomas Alexander/ Anne Fletcher Spratt BA141 Pocono Pines, PA 18350 Mary Esther Woodworth GR208 Oxford, OH 45056
JANUARY 2015  9  Pelican Cove Social Club  Coffee Program  Beth Duggan and Lea Buschgans  Jan Hasselbring  The next Social...
JANUARY 2015 10 How is that Post a Pic Campaign Going? Erlinda Rejino Remember, our goal was to get all our owner’s pictures posted on the website address book so that we can get to know each other “on site”. We lost a little ground over the summer. We had 42 resident/owner pictures up in July and, as of November 19, we have 39 pictures posted. Hopefully we can change that in the next few months. We will reissue that challenge to the Board and its Committees, and let you know each month how we are doing, but for right now…is your picture posted?? Here is how you do it: 1. Log onto the PC website 2. Click User Profile 3. Scroll to the middle of the page where you will find a box labeled Resident 1 Picture or Resident 2 Picture 4. Click on Choose File – this will take you to your computer, tablet or phone where you can select the picture you want to post from your gallery of photos 5. Select your picture – click the Choose button 6. Wait a few seconds 7. Scroll to the bottom of the website page 8. Click Save Changes 9. The selected picture will appear on the Resident Address Page If you have questions or problems making this happen please contact us at: pcwebsitereview@gmail.com Art Club Life Drawing Sessions begin Wednesday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. in The Wilbanks Art Studio Contact: Jean Yellin at jfyellin@yahoo.com Art Club Drawing & Sketching Classes Begin Monday, January 12 9 a.m. at The Wilbanks Back Porch (Mondays & Wednesdays) Contact: Barbara Jost at 966-7544 Exercise Center Expansion Discussion Judy Kolk The Buildings and Facilities Committee will discuss final plans for the expansion of the Harbor Club Exercise Center at their next meeting at 10 a.m. on January 9 in The Wilbanks Conference Room. As a result of two polls taken at The Pelican Pavilion and Harbor Club, the Committee is recommending a maximum expansion, which includes removal of the Sauna. In the two polls taken, respondents are in favor of the plan to remove the Sauna, and had many positive comments. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting on January 9 at 10 a.m. in The Wilbanks or call Judy Kolk at 966-4396. Exercise-To-Go with Mariann Ruth Breen Beginning Monday, January 5, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Pelican Pavilion, Mariann Vento will return to Pelican Cove to offer her popular Exercise-To-Go classes. For over a decade, she has provided a program at Pelican Cove that meets every fitness level. Be it increasing your strength, improving your range of motion and flexibility or improving your balance, her goal is to help all achieve success within a fun and supportive environment. She is especially good at warning participants to tailor exercises to their physical limitations. Many know Mariann from the Y at Potter Park where she is a popular instructor. She is a certified group-fitness instructor and has been in the fitness field for more than twenty-five years. She is certified by the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).  The Exercise-To-Go classes at Pelican Cove will run from January through March, and cost $5 a session. Men, women, couples and singles are welcome. Please wear proper attire (sneakers, comfortable clothing) bring a bottle of water, a towel if desired, and a set of hand weights. (Hand weights are available at stores such as Sports Authority and Walmart.) For further information, please contact Barbara Little at 966-9386. Chair Yoga Restarts Friday, January 2 9:30 a.m. in the Pelican Pavilion
JANUARY 2015  10  How is that Post a Pic Campaign Going  Erlinda Rejino  Remember, our goal was to get all our owner   s p...
JANUARY 2015 11 PC Jazz Combo Bob Miller & Norman Scotch Sculpture Wanda Darlington Jazz is “Just Around the Corner” at the Pavilion every Thursday night, beginning January 8. The downbeat will once again be at 7:30 p.m. in response to favorable comments from residents and musicians. While the name of the group implies strictly jazz, the PC Combo plays a wide variety of music for both listening and dancing. Doug Barton and Marcia Wolfson The group has a long history dating to l980, when a group of jazz-lover residents gathered to listen and to discuss music. Those with instruments started and enjoyed playing for themselves. With Stan Hendricks at the helm, soon others came to listen, and the Combo became a regular seasonal Thursday night event. Bob Howland and Dave Farr kept the music flowing after Stan’s death. Because of donations of residents, the Combo has been able to continue through the years. The exhibit will take place on Saturday, January 24, from 1-4 p.m. in the garden area behind the Harbor Club. Now, under the direction of Bobby Barnhardt, the Combo is composed of Sarasota musicians. You can expect to see Johnny Moore back on drums, John DeWitt on bass, and Tim Eaton on trumpet. Keith Carmen will be the pianist for the group. Dave Farr, former leader of the PC Combo, will again be the featured vibe player. An addition to the front line is trombonist Marvin Luckett, who is well known in our area. Instrumentalist Joel Leonard, vocalists Sam Kaplan and I, are Pelican Cove residents that add their talents to the group. Plan to join us at 7:30 p.m. in the Pelican Pavilion starting January 8, and on each following Thursday evening. MOVIE NIGHT Earl Kaplan Two movie nights this month: Sunday, January 4 and Sunday, January 18 at 7 p.m. at the Pelican Pavilion. Watch for more information on Channel 195 or the PC website, www.pelicancovecondo.com. Movie Nights are open to all residents and are sponsored by the PC Social Club. These movie night performances were originated by the late Mickey Schonberger. Candidates Night scheduled for Tuesday, January 20 at 7 p.m. in the Pelican Pavilion Pelican Cove Sculpture Club is hosting a retrospective memorial sculpture exhibit for two of our special members who died recently. Bob was our coordinator and the spirit of the club, and Norm was a long-time valued member. Please join us in a toast honoring Bob and Norm. From the Library Betty Mitchell By now, Pelican Cove residents, for the most part, are here to enjoy this beautiful community. The library would like to thank everyone who has contributed books, magazines and videos to the library this summer. The staff would especially like to thank David and Ann Triggle, who have been so generous in their donations. Please note that the DVDs and VCRs have been moved from their present location to the end caps of the cases where the mystery paperback books were located. The mystery paperback books have been moved to where the hardback mystery books are located. Hopefully, this will solve some of the confusion. Now, all the mystery and fiction books, both hardback and paperback books are together in their respective coves. You will notice that in the back corner of the library, there are a few games, puzzles and limited books on other topics. As a reminder, we do not have room for “self-help” books, but welcome both paperback and hardback in likenew condition in the following categories: Non-Fiction, Biography, Large Print, Mystery, and Fiction. We no longer accept VCR movie tapes as we expand our library with DVD movies and television series recordings. Duplicates, etc., are donated to Friends of the Library at Gulf Gate or to Goodwill for their resale. Please remember to return books and DVDs to the library so that others may use them. THANK YOU!
JANUARY 2015  11  PC Jazz Combo  Bob Miller   Norman Scotch Sculpture  Wanda Darlington  Jazz is    Just Around the Corner...
JANUARY 2015 12 Pelican Cove University Julie Atlas On Monday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m. the Pelican Cove University Expo will be held at the Pelican Pavilion. There you will meet our faculty and get a synopsis of the subject matter they will be teaching. This year we have to raise our fee to $10 because of the extended season including July, August and November, and the increase in the number of classes. Where else can you get so much for so little? If you haven’t seen our newly refurbished Harbor Club you will like the arrangement of the room, the new media equipment and the looping for the hard of hearing. JoEllen DeMarco was invited to speak at the new resident Meet and Greet. The new renters were very impressed with her description of the wonderful classes we offer. This month I would like to introduce Joan Lappin, who will teach a class about fraud in the financial world, specifically, how Ponzi schemes work. Joan was born in Cleveland and her family moved to New York when she was very young. Joan attended the University of Wisconsin where she majored in history and political science, and where she was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship. She got her MBA at New York University. Joan founded Gramercy Capitol in 1986 and managed pension funds for large corporations. She has appeared on many TV financial programs and has been the subject of feature stories in Barons, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and many more publications. She has lectured at the Wharton School, and other universities. Her interests are many and varied. She enjoys sailing her 36-foot boat and has a Coast Guard Master Mariners License and operates a sailing school in Greenport Long Island. Joan is a serious amateur photographer, having exhibited in Woodstock, Montauk, the New York Museum of Science, the Rockefeller Preserve and the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center. She moved to Pelican Cove three years ago. Trash and Recycles Don’t Forget! The RED Bins are for PAPER and the BLUE Bins are for CANS, GLASS and PLASTIC. See The Rules We Live By – XII. Appendix C for further details, or pick up a Sarasota County Recycling info sheet in the PC Office. Tennis Club Joan Lappin The PC Tennis Club is already embarking on an action packed season in 201415. Be sure to join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Round Robins held at the Pavilion Courts, all levels welcome. Our intermediate players are playing already on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Harbor Courts starting at 9 a.m., organized by Lorraine Brouillet (941-445-5044). Our monthly organizational meetings are on the first Monday of each month in the Wilbanks Ivy room. Tennis clinics with Mike Price are held at the Harbor Courts on Saturday at 11 a.m. We’d like your input on how to go forward as our group grows. Come help us map out our 2015 plans. Our next Social will be held on Monday, January 12 at 9 a.m. at the Pavilion. Our Holiday Party will follow on Friday, January 23 in The Wilbanks from 5-8 p.m. (Pot luck.) We’d love to have you join our active group. For questions please contact us: Marcelle Mazor 966-4095 or Joan Lappin 917-912-6342. Photo Club – Photo Exhibit Jim Redmond Please Save This Date: Sunday, February 1, 3-5 p.m. The Pelican Cove Photography Club will present photos centered around the theme “My Home Town.” Expect to see home town images from around the world. The reception is Sunday, February 1, 3-5 p.m. at the Harbor Club. The exhibit will be at Harbor Club from February 1 to February 20. For additional information, please go to our website pelicancovephotographyclub.zenfolio.com. IN MEMORIAM We mourn the passing of Marcia Schonberger HA115 December 24 Milton (Mickey) Schonberger HA115 December 18 Norman Scotch HA108 November 25 Laszlo Varga TR168 December 11 FORMER RESIDENTS & FRIENDS July 3 Ash Eames Marilyn Grant Peter O’Reilly We extend our sincerest sympathy to their family and friends.
JANUARY 2015  12  Pelican Cove University Julie Atlas  On Monday, January 5 at 10 30 a.m. the Pelican Cove University Expo...
JANUARY 2015 Full Docket at Board Meeting, from page 1 the 401-K Matching Plan that is effective for the 2014 fiscal/calendar year. Both plans were unchanged from the previous year. Salary Increase and Performance Bonus for General Manager – The GM will be starting the second year of her current 3-year contract on February 9, 2015, and was offered a salary increase commensurate with the increases previously voted for staff as part of the 2015 budget. Widening of Shell Path in Front of Bayhouses 1 and 2 – The shell path in front of Bayhouse 1 (1601 and 1603 Bayhouse Point Drive) and Bayhouse 2 (1615 and 1617 Bayhouse Court) is uneven in width. The Board approved residents’ requests that, at the narrow points of the path, it be widened to approximately 36” to allow for two persons to walk sideby-side rather than one behind the other. Holding a Limited Proxy Vote at the Annual Meeting regarding Limiting Ownership of Non-Resident-Controlled Entities to One Unit – This is basically a repeat of the vote taken in February, 2014, that achieved 80% concurrence, yet failed because of the turnout of only approximately 480 votes at that time. The Planning Committee believes that, with a greater turnout, a vote would be successful if held again. If submitting the vote to the membership is approved, the Committee will conduct a telephone campaign in January and February to secure a larger number of owner votes this time around. The resolution was tabled when the Board decided that it should obtain attorney language for the proposed proxy vote. A Special Meeting of the Board of Directors is already planned to be held on January 13, 2015, to approve the Employee Benefit Plans for 2015. The proxy vote resolution will be taken up at that time since, if approved, its details need to be made a part of the Notice of Annual Meeting that is mailed in that week. The Board meeting was completed in two hours and follows two previous meetings that were completed in an even shorter amount of time. May this trend continue! Breakthrough Prize, from page 9 When Dr. Perlmutter won the Nobel Prize, Felice and Dan were urged to share their Stockholm experience with PC residents. It was a memorable evening in the Pavilion with standing room only as we watched film clips, a slide show, listened to music, had refreshments and shared happiness among the attendees. And now the Perlmutters have another reason to be proud; very proud. 13 Men’s Water Exercise Don Black For the 15th season, the Men’s Water Exercise group has started to make waves. Weather permitting, we are meeting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Pavilion pool starting at 10 a.m. We use an excellent 45 minute audio-taped exercise prepared by a prior resident. Gallon jugs are provided for some of the routines. It is non-aerobic and is geared to arthritic level participants. We invite all women and guests to participate. Many mornings during the season we have an overflow from the women’s group.  The weather criteria we use is 55 degrees, sunny and very light wind.  Please contact Don Black at 966-6462 or David Sohn at 966-6505 for more information. Cultural Events Concerts Below is the schedule for future Concerts: Monday, February 16, 2015 Emilio Colon (cello) and Derek Han (piano) Monday, March 9, 2015 Chelsea Wang (piano) and Jung Min Choi (violin) Monday, April 13, 2015 Sarasota Brass Quintet Pelican Cove Cultural Concerts New Resident Meet and Greet Information Meetings scheduled for Thursday, January 8 at 9:30 a.m. in Pelican Pavilion also scheduled for Friday, February 6 and Friday, March 6 in The Wilbanks New Owners Welcome scheduled for Thursday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. in The Wilbanks
JANUARY 2015 Full Docket at Board Meeting, from page 1  the 401-K Matching Plan that is effective for the 2014 fiscal cale...
JANUARY 2015 14 To the Editor, from page 2 Connie’s Corner, from page 5 I relocated to Florida in the middle of last July and a few days later I had an accident at the swimming pool and ended up at the hospital with a broken leg. 3-gallon Wild Coffee shrubs. The Viburnum shrubs will be allowed to grow to at least six feet in height. The resulting density is greater than the density required by the county. Benderson installed Bahiagrass in the area. I stayed in the hospital/rehab for almost three months. During this time, being new to Florida and really hardly knowing anyone at Pelican Cove, it was a very difficult time for me. Ms. Connie Lang become my only connection with the outside world. I will be forever grateful to her. She demonstrated a deep sense of humanity in supporting a person that was alone and in need. Again, my gratefulness to Ms. Lang is heartfelt and appreciated. Anna Tsakarissianos, HA152 DON’T FORGET TO STOP Coffee Program, from page 9 photographer, stalking the bird in his quest to capture that elusive “perfect” photo. Larry, affectionately nicknamed “Long Lens Lar” by his many admirers, will share that photo and others of owls, eagles, osprey, white and brown pelicans, anhingas, snowy egrets, great egrets, great blue herons, green herons, reddish egrets, red-belied woodpeckers, and a variety of hawks, terns, plovers and colorful songbirds, along with stories and reminiscences of his experiences as a photographer. In addition to his photography, which he considers an art form, Larry also paints large, abstract works, mostly in acrylic. As with many residents of the Cove, who are known more for their hobbies than their careers, Larry actually has another life. His entire career, of 48 years, has been as an attorney practicing in the field of employment and labor law in the State of New York. Lastly, Larry doesn’t just photograph birds. He “speaks for the birds,” testifying last winter in opposition to the proposal of the Eide Foundation to erect an observation tower, because he believed it could have a negative impact on the nesting eagles at the adjacent Bayonne Preserve. Check out the Photography Club new website at pelicancovephotographyclub.zenfolio.com Benderson installed a shell path through the buffer so that pedestrians can access the plaza from Vamo Road. Benderson plans to paint the rear of the office building directly across the road from Pelican Cove to match the rear of the other buildings and the wall that is screening the utilities from sight. There were 61 real estate sales in 2014 as compared with 46 in 2013. The 2015 Telephone Directory/The Rules We Live By is available at the office. The Senior Staff participated in the Annual Town Hall Meeting in December. The employees enjoyed the Employee Holiday Luncheon and are very thankful for the generous donations made by the owners to the Employee Appreciation Fund. The donations help the employees in many ways. The employees enjoy working at Pelican Cove, accomplishing projects that benefit the owners and that help make Pelican Cove such a nice place to live. We are proud to be a part of the Pelican Cove family and are looking forward to maintaining and improving Pelican Cove in 2015. Art Show, from page 8 Woodworking and Sculpture Clubs. The Fiber Arts Group will welcome everyone at its exhibit space in Harbor Club. Entry forms will be available in the PC office after Friday, January 23. The deadline for entries is Friday, February 20. Delivery of artwork is Friday, March 13. For questions regarding entries, or to volunteer to work at the Art Show, please contact one of the co-chairs: Cheryll Glowacki at cheryllg@cox.net or 703-864-4031 and Jane Freund at alexandcj37@gmail.com or 412-877-5181. Advertise in PC News! For information on rates for both display and classified advertising, please call Leslie Walter at 966-5674 or e-mail leslie@pelicancovecondo.com There are 10 issues per year. A discount is offered to annual advertisers.
JANUARY 2015  14 To the Editor, from page 2  Connie   s Corner, from page 5  I relocated to Florida in the middle of last ...
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JANUARY 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. THE COVE’S HANDYMAN    Bob Kellar, 941-966-1310. Full unit paint jobs. Carpentry, minor electrical and plumbing, window cleaning, wallpaper removal and any miscellaneous repairs. 11 year Cove resident. References available. bobkellar@verizon.net. Don’t forget Bob! 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. MEDICAL NAVIGATOR/ADVOCATE Retired experienced Physician Assistant will accompany clients to physician appointments, review medical records, explain diagnoses, laboratory data, and medications, and, with consent, relay information to family members who live far away. Call Macki Bobys 859-552-6799. 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. RELOCATION SPECIALIST/ORGANIZER Retired professional woman available to organize your home and office. Specializing in downsizing and preparing a home for sale and organization of moves, including packing and unpacking. Please call Leny Cohen at 544-3153 for all your moving needs. 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 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 TREEHOUSE Three bedroom/3 bath. Beautifully turnkey furnished with neutral décor and extra lighting. Two outside patios with lots of privacy. 1,984 sq.ft. $285,000. Call Joe Cleary 941-650-8485. www.PelicanCoveSales.com THE CLEARY GROUP REMAX ALLIANCE HARBORHOUSE Three bedroom/2.5 bath plus a den. Direct Bayfront unit with spectacular views of Little Sarasota Bay…only four of these special floor plans in the Cove! 2,396 sq.ft. $595,000. Call Joe or Missy Cleary 941-809-3410. www.PelicanCoveSales.com THE CLEARY GROUP REMAX ALLIANCE Waterfront units. Great open water views on both ground floor and second floor. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from your very own Pelican Cove condo! Call Joe or Missy Cleary 941-809-3410. www.TheClearyGroup.com TIRED OF SEARCHING FOR PARKING? BEST LOCATION across from Pavilion; 3 Bedroom END unit; 1548 sq.ft. Private entrance; 2nd floor; View tropical yard; Updated kitchen, Maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances; Cathedral ceilings; Skylight; A/C 2011/UV system 2014; Wood laminate floors; $288,900; Call Annette Kirshner, Exit King Realty, 941-586-5773. C. F. REALTY GROUP, INC Charles Fredey, Licensed Real Estate Broker 1-941-320-2370 candcfred@comcast.net • 27 year resident of Pelican Cove • Completed over 1,500 real estate transactions • Multiple Listing Service • Member of Sarasota Association of Realtors • Courtesy tours of Pelican Cove provided
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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. LIBRARY: Pelican Pavilion; Hours: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m., Books, tapes, DVDs, games, puzzles; for use by all residents. TAP DANCING: Meets Jan.–Mar., Wed.., 3:00 p.m., Pavilion. Info: Pat Klugherz 918-0532 or Dixie Mahan 918-4437. ART STUDIO: Wilbanks Art Studio by key. Membership $10 yearly. Info: Phyllis Camesano 716-352-6163. LINE DANCE: Meets Nov.–Apr. Thurs. 2:30 p.m. Pavilion. Info: Dixie Mahan: 918-4437. TENNIS CLUB: Meets Dec.-Apr. Info: Marcelle Mazor 966-4095 or Joan Lappin 917-912-6342. BIKE CLUB: Organized bike rides outside of Pelican Cove. Info: Bernie Lofchie 781-925-4722 or blofchie@ gmail.com. MEN’S WATER EXERCISE: Meets Nov-Apr, Mon., Wed. & Fri; 10:00 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. 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., 7:00 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. 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. FIBER ARTS GROUP: Meets monthly at different locations. Info: Judy Black 966-6462. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Meets Jan.–Mar., Fri, 9:30 a.m., Harbor Club (Labs: Thurs., 3:00 p.m. Wilbanks) Info: Susan Smith 966-5797. FOLK MUSIC CLUB: Meets monthly, Dec.–Mar. Harbor Club. Info: Joel Leonard 882-3093. 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. 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. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Meets Jan.–Mar., Tues., 9:00 a.m., Pavilion. Info: Barbara Jost 966-7544. LADIES WATER EXERCISE: Meets every Tues., Thurs. and Sat., 10:00 a.m., Pavilion Pool. Info: Sony Krajcovic 966-1482. 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., 3:00 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.
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