About The Starlight Express
The very First Issue of Starlight Express Newsletter
was created by the Editor and Chief Pat Ifft
February 29, 1992 and since then is maintained
and produced monthly by her for 19 years!
All Starlighter's owe immense gratitude to Pat in keeping them
informed with all happenings good and bad.
Thank You Pat
Volume XXI, No. 3
March 1, 2012
Pat Ifft (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Louisa Simos (
Spring must be coming pretty soon...
Shuffleboard Tournament and Dinner are scheduled for Saturday,
March 24. The weekly Tuesday morning shuffleboard sessions have
seen a significant increase in numbers of players, so the
tournament should be well populated. Of course, everyone is
encouraged to play... you don’t have to be an expert. *(See note below). And
the game is a lot of fun!
Tournament & Dinner
- Play will begin at 10 a.m. , with a break for
- The afternoon session will
start at 1 p.m.
- Dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m.
- The cost of
the dinner is $13 per person, 14 years of age and older.
- Children under 5 will eat free.
- Tweens 5 through 13 will pay $6.50
- Garlic Bread and
- Village Inn Pies!
||... there will be a
LOT of door
Dan and Marlene Reid,
their band of helpers who organize, set-up, solicit prizes, man
the food tables, and do everything else necessary to make the
day run smoothly!
Sign up sheets are in the lobby.
Please pay Dan Reid in 201.
Deadline for both player and dinner sign-up is
Wednesday, March 21.
The shuffleboard courts have been
beautifully reconditioned through the efforts of
O’Connor -503; Jim Murphy – 405; Carl Diehm – 1002; and
Every time I thought the work was finished, I’d
see Denis out there working.
*(Note: Denis has volunteered to give a
short “ intro to shuffleboard play” to anyone who wants to learn
how to play the game. Just give him a call at 367-3249 to set up a time. You’ll be surprised how easily you’ll learn. It’s a
|(Picture below was taken
early in last year’s tourney.)
The annual meeting of
corporation shareholders took place on February 14, and due to
the efficiency of our board and our management company, business
was conducted in about 30 minutes.
The New Board
The organizational meeting of
the new Board followed, with officers elected as follows:
- President: Ron Porat
- Vice President: Edel Quinn
- Secretary: Warren Weathers
Members at large are:
- Marlene Reid
- Lee Brand and
- Bill Isaacs
thanks to Board members who served so faithfully this past year:
President: Marlene Reid; Vice President: Tom Hooten; Secretary:
Treasurer: Bill Wales, and members Ron Porat,
Lee Brand and Warren Weathers.
Mail Area Facelift
The mail area of
the lobby is slated for a facelift in the near future. The major
improvement will be the installation of new mailboxes ... big
ones, that will hold all our mail without having to use pliers
to retrieve the daily influx. The size will be about 16 x 6
inches. And I think Mary, our long suffering mail person, will
be as delighted with the new set-up as will Starlighters.
New Roof on North Garages
The other project slated to begin very soon is the installation
of a new roof over the north garages. You will be given plenty
of notice when the time comes to remove valuables from your
garage, cover up remaining articles, and move out your vehicle
for a short time.
The Board appreciates your cooperation as
work continues to keep Starlight property in first rate shape.
Laundry Room News
People living closest to the laundry rooms report that they are
very pleased that the new extended hours have not caused any
problems, and noise levels remain low. We’re reminded that hours
begin at 8 a.m., Monday thru’ Saturday, and 10 a.m. on Sunday -
We were saddened to receive word of the
death of Starlighter Mary “Jackie” Dickinson,
801, on February 16. Our sincere sympathy to Jackie’s family,
including her son Dennis and daughter-in-law
Maggie and grandson
We’re happy to report
Louisa Simos (908) is recovering well after
Welcome to the new owners of Apartment 405:
Gisele Riscile and her husband James O’Brien. Dr. Riscile
practices in Tampa.
And we say goodbye to
former owner of 405. Gerlinde and her family have been
Starlighters since 1987, coming all the way from London, England
for vacations in the sun.
'Tis a birthday comin’ up for these March folks...
|| Carol Nicholas – 4th;
Shirley Lino – 5th
Dennis Dickinson – 14th;
Bill Bowers – 18th;
Frank Gulia – 29th
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!!!!
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