|| Did you see this?
One chilly morning a couple of weeks ago, this is the
sight that greeted me when I looked out onto the Gulf.
This view is from the 4th floor ... close to 100 pelicans,
with a few cormorants mixed in, almost all facing south.
All I could think of was a line of passenger jets
patiently waiting (or not) to take off from a crowded
airport. When our youngest daughter was little, she
called this gathering of birds a “bird church”. A little
while later, our lawn care guys showed up, and the noise
of the mower scared them and they all flew away down the
Picture by Pat Ifft, #408
MARCH, IT MEANS...
||The Seaside Shuffleboard Tournament is on its way
March 22nd, and hold the day!
the past, it’s fun and sport –
Those in the know
will be on the court!
Dinner, too, is in the plan
“The best in Town” states each Starlight man.
watch for the sign-up, don’t be late –
IS ON – WE HAVE A DATE!
The committee for the big day:
Carl & Sharon Diehm; Yvonne
DiNardo; Gail Dolphin; John & Beth Dubeau; Jim &
Verna Murphy; Mary Murphy; Denis & Ursula O’Connor;
Chuck Prokop; Dan & Marlene Reid; Don & Edith
Complimentary Gift Certificates
Also... if any Starlight resident is
patronizing a neighborhood restaurant or place of
business, and you would be willing to request a
complimentary gift certificate to be awarded as a door
prize, it would be appreciated. The Committee has found
that most merchants are happy to provide these
certificates as a way of increasing business. Copies of introductory letters will be available in the
“FORMS” file in the lower right-hand cabinet of the
mailroom desk. Blank CORBODS can also be found in this
rack, as well as other Starlight forms.
Starlight Tower's Annual Shareholders Meeting
Annual Meeting of Starlight
Shareholders was held on Thursday, February 13. Outgoing
Edel Quinn reported on
the work accomplished in 2013, including:
Many thanks to
the officers and Board members who have served so well
this past year, but most especially to Marlene
Reid, who is leaving the Board after serving
for eight years. That is devotion above and beyond and
we appreciate her dedication to the welfare of Starlight
- planting of sod on the west lawns,
- reinforcing the seawall fence,
- installation of a new directory at the north entry door,
- the makeover of the guest apartment, and
- hiring Susanna Fields to work in the office part-time.
The New Board for 2014:
- President - Bill Isaacs
President - Louisa Simos
- Secretary -
- Treasurer -
- Directors-at-Large -
- Mike Breier
- Warren Weathers and
- Noah Shatkin
- The Board has received notice from Nextel that
the contract to install and maintain their cell
tower equipment on our roof has been terminated. The
equipment is now obsolete and will be removed. Our
Resource Manager, Leigh Tessler, will
investigate the possibility of negotiating a contract
with another company. In the meantime, this means a loss
of $1,800 per month income from the Nextel contract.
Volunteer will repair South garages
- Thanks in advance to Ric Garland
(706-707), who has volunteered to repair & replace the
worn wood soffits on the south garages. He will use new
pressure-treated, termite proof wood.
- The elevators will be inspected on Wednesday,
February 26, by a technician and
State Inspector. No disruption of service is expected.
Graffiti on seawall
- There is considerable graffiti on the beach side
of the seawall, and Bill Fields, our maintenance man
nonpareil will go out there soon and paint it with gray
marine paint. Which will probably mean a clean canvass
for the “artists”.
- The Board is still looking at options for
dressing up the street-side of our property. Some
sod and a few low-cut bushes would be a real
improvement. Sprinklers have been installed.
Main water pipes check
- We are asked to check the main water pipes coming into our units for rust.
If you detect rust or excessive dampness, please write a
CORBOD to let the board know, so it can be checked out.
Also, please check the battery in the water detection
device that was placed in each unit a couple of years
ago, and replace if necessary. Additional water
detection devices can be bought at Lowes and Home Depot
for less than $15 apiece.
|In January, we had the pleasure
of welcoming back former Starlighter,
who moved to Tennessee a couple of years ago. Close
friends arranged a gathering in the lobby so that
everyone had a chance to visit and catch up on Sue’s
life in her home in Tennessee. Pictured with Sue are (l.
to r.) W. A.& Nelda Smith; Lois Christman;
Elsie Terrell; Jan Fahrnow; Tom & Mary Hooten; Denis &
Ursula O’Connor, Sharon Isaacs & Betty Gibson.
Florida Election Day
If you are registered
to vote in the state of Florida, remember
is Tuesday, March 11. We are selecting our
representative to Congress, and voting for
Mayor of St.
Be a Starlight Reporter
And, finally, you may
have noticed that the Starlight Express is not published
as frequently as in years past.
I love writing the
newsletter, but I have a problem “gathering the news.”
So I am asking everyone to act as reporters, and to call
me when you have an item to report. I will try to
publish an Express once each season, unless there is
information that needs to be disseminated more
immediately. I thank our webmaster, Louisa Simos, for
her ongoing generosity of time and talent to publish the
Express online. Please make sure I have your email
address so that I can notify you when the Express is
available on our website.
SEE YOU AT THE SEASIDE SHUFFLE ON MARCH 22
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