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 17 years!
All Starlighter's owe immense gratitude to Pat in keeping them
informed with all happenings good and bad.
Thank You Pat
May 25/2011: ATTENTION- ALL RESIDENTS!
The Board has announced that the walkway project, originally set
to begin June 1, has been postponed indefinitely. Difficulties
obtaining guarantees/warrantees from the vendors are the stated
reason. We will be advised as more information is forthcoming.
Until further notice is given, Starlight is open and operating
For the Board of Directors
Volume XX, No. 4
May 1, 2011
Pat Ifft (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Louisa Simos (
Summer days are coming...
with little teases of higher humidity and warm nights. But
April was such a delight, and if the crowds on the beach are an
indication of our popularity as a vacation destination, all will
be well at the St. Pete Beach Chamber of Commerce. Gulf temp is
82 degrees. Hopefully the kids climbing Mt. Sandypants and its
foothills won’t break their necks before Gator Dredging
completes the groin repair project. There is no late-breaking
news on that job, and although this is the last Express until
fall, we’ll try to give you an occasional up-date and pictures
during the summer.
The most important
message in this edition is info on the
walkway recoating project. As you know, the walkways on floors
2-10 need to be recoated, and the first-floor requires cleaning
and re-sealing. Here is the schedule:
- May 31 cleaning and preparation for the job
- June 1, 2, 3 recoating. Therefore
building must be vacated by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1
Re-entry to building permitted AFTER 6 p.m. on Friday, June
- Guest apartment 106 will
not be available during recoating.
So now we can make our plans for those three days. Of
course, the work timeframe will depend on the weather.
If it rains, there will be
delays. The Board asks our cooperation to
abide by the directive and put up with the inconvenience. The
result will be beautiful, functional walkways, and a building to
be proud of.
The Board wishes to advise everyone that recently
there was a serious breach of
security in the building. There will be zero tolerance for doors
propped open and left unattended. If you have workmen, delivery
persons, etc. entering the building, you are responsible for the
door to be closed after them. If you see an entry or pump room
door open with no one there, close the door.
Meet our new Administrative
Martha Rylander, who will be in
our office on a flexible schedule. Right now you can probably
find her at work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Stop in
and introduce yourself. One of her tasks is to take over the
booking of guest apartment 106. The office phone is 360-8820,
and if Martha is not in the office, leave a message. She will
answer you as soon as possible.
Info you can use
- Our updated By-Laws and Lease
Provision are posted on our website, in the “For
Your Eyes Only” section.
- Monthly balance sheet of our finances is also posted on
the website “For
Your Eyes Only” section.
- If you have large items to be picked up by Waste
Management, there is a charge which must be paid
individually. Make arrangements by calling them head.
- Beautiful note cards with a sketch of the building (done
some years ago, before Caprice was built) are available in
the office, $5.00 for a pack of ten.
Goodbye to good friends and neighbors
and Don Thorpe (906), (pictured above) who are leaving
Starlight after 32 years of spending winters here. On Friday
evening, April 29, we gathered in the lobby for a fabulous
potluck dinner to wish them well and Godspeed. “We’d
like to thank everyone for the wonderful party. We are going to
miss you all and look forward to returning sometime.”
goodbye to Lorne and Anne Hiller
(606), who have sold their unit and returned to their NY state
environment. We wish them happy times and hope to see them here
and Bill Isaacs (902) are very proud of her
daughter, Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Emily Dodwell, who has just
received her Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard.
Our sympathy is extended
and Ursula O’Connor (503) on the death of Denis’s
sister Moira Camilla Ste. Marie on April 8, in Oshawa, Ontario.
She was the youngest of Denis’s family of ten brothers &
Fahrnow (704) on the death of her mother on April
10 at age 96.
Wolff (208) on the death of his mother in Toronto.
even if you’re not here, we’ll be wishing you many happy
Smith – 6th;
Rosela Simpson – 11th;
Don Thorpe – 19th;
Margarita Montague – 16th;
Mary hooten – 24th;
Pat Ifft – 27th
|Bill Isaacs – 3rd;
Jenifer Latawiec – 11th;
Nelda Smith - 28
|Lee Brand – 4th;
Kelley – 6th;
Ed Ifft – 10th;
Marlene Reid –
Ric Garland – 13th;
Donnie Tarrell – 14th;
Gigi Guthrie – 20th;
Joy – 28th.
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