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10/27/17
I just attended the Board Meeting via phone. If I were there, I would have announced that I've been working on the 2018 Directory and will be soon be sending copies for each owner to proof. Changes can be made at any time on our online form. Also, if you haven't already, check out the Social Event Photos 2017.
Bette
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


9/21/17
I am planning to sell my condo A-2 at P.B.V. By posting it on this website, I thought I would give current owners the chance to see if any friends or relatives might have any interest before listing it with a real estate agency. I can be reached at 732-861-2498. You can also call my daughter, Leanne, at 732-267-2101.

I would also like to take this opportunity to add how much Dick & I enjoyed our time at Pebble Beach. We met friends that we felt we had known forever. Dick's card games became the highlight of his week. He was looking forward to going back.

Fondly,
Lorraine Manthey


9/21/17
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Lynn Rummel, a long time resident of PBV. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Ken and their daughter Suzanne. Ken was in the hospital being diagnosed with a stroke when he was notified of Lynn's passing. There will be a funeral viewing on Monday September 25, 2017 from 3-7 in Vero Beach at Shrunk Funeral home on 17th. Thank you,


9/15/17
Hi Folks,
Those of you away right now may be encouraged to know that Pebble Beach Villas, our little spot in paradise, is high and dry while work goes on to restore the relatively small amount of damage we sustained from Hurricane Irma. Jeff Stabe and his crew were on the property very promptly several days ago collecting fallen limbs and vegetation which will be picked up and hauled away this weekend or early next week. Many small trees and bushes were trimmed back, a few were removed completely. There were many shingles blown off the roofs, with "A" Building suffering the most damage. Almost all the unoccupied units have been inspected for interior water intrusion and damage, and, as previously reported, several apartments in "A" Bldg had minor water leakage. Fortunately there was no substantial damage and already portions of the damaged roof have been covered by protective tarpaulins. There were many places in Vero Beach that suffered far worse damage, some still without power or cable service. The demand for haulers to cart away the tons of debris and contractors to make repairs has been heavy.

Our Board and management company have done a yeoman's job, promptly addressing our issues and having workers on the property, while many places in the area are still waiting for assistance. Many of us in residence have been out on the grounds picking up shingles and downspouts, making little repairs where we were able. Lights and Internet are on, the pool is sparkling and refreshing. Pictured below are some of the "Irma survivors" celebrating at "happy hour" Monday evening, the day after the storm.
Paul

Happy Hour after Irma
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com


9/16/17
So good to hear how our home away from home is doing and to see all the familiar faces!
Paula
Paula Decubellis
decubellisp@gmail.com


9/16/17
Bless you all and thank you kindly for your efforts.
Neil Donnelly
neildonnely@hotmail.com


9/16/17
Bravo! Cheers.
Mike
Michael Halstead
mwhsport@gmail.com


8/8/17
Ann Johnson, a very long time renter in "D" Building called me earlier today to let me know that Joe died. He passed away last week of a massive heart attack. Joe and Ann Johnson have rented at PBV since the mid 1980's. Joe was always there to help set up for parties and give a helping hand to anyone. He greeted everyone with a friendly hello. Joe was geniunely a very nice gentleman with a great sense of humor. Ann wanted to thank all of her PBV friends for all the wonderful years and friendships that she and Joe shared with us all.

This has been a hard year for PBV, as many of our friends leave us.
Maddie Higgins
 

Joe Johnson
In Taunton, July 31, 2017.
Joseph F. Johnson beloved husband of Ann (Walsh) Johnson died suddenly at home at the age of 87. Born in Taunton, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Fanchon (O’Boy) Johnson. He was a graduate of Msgr Coyle High School class of 1948. After graduation Joseph joined into the US Marine Corps in 1950. He was a retired Sales Representative for New England Telephone. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Italian Club in Taunton and the New England Telephone Pioneers.

Joe was an avid Patriots fan and a fan of all Boston sports especially watching his grandchildren playing. Joseph was the loving father of Catherine Henault and her husband Richard of East Taunton, Maureen Sera and her husband Peter of Bridgewater, Joseph Johnson and his wife Deborah of South Easton and Brian Johnson and his wife Pauline of East Freetown. Grandfather of Stephanie Peryea, Ryan, Melissa and Alex Henault, Cameron, Olivia, Leah and Connor Johnson. Great grandfather of eight great grandchildren. Brother of Anne O’Neil of Taunton and the late Marion Eagan, Carolyn Thompson and Richard Johnson. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.



Lorraine Manthey
10/12/17
We regret to tell you that our dear Pebble Beach Villas friend and Dick's wife Lorraine passed away on October 8th.
 

Lorraine & Dick Manthey
7/23/17
I am sorry to inform you that Dick Manthey died on 7/21 and will be buried on 7/25. His wife Lorraine is very sick with cancer. For additional info visit www.obrien-funeralhome.com. Carol & I will attend the funeral on Tuesday.
Bob Gardell
 
7/23/17
I am sad to report the sudden passing of DICK MANTHEY LAST FRIDAY. He worked the car corral last year. Because of his wife's illness, he could not do the corral this year .HE IS A VERY GOOD FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR OF MINE.
Bud
 
7/23/17
Jay and I are so deeply saddened at this tragic news. Our deepest sympathy to the Manthey family.
Susan
 
7/24/17
Charlie and I are stunned and so very sorry to hear of Dick's death and Lorraine's illness. Dick was a fishing buddly of Charlie, and Lorraine is my good friend. Sad, sad news.
Bette



3/21/17
We are very sorry to tell you of Frank McCauley’s passing. We have lost a true gentleman, who just by his presence taught us how to live best in a residential community. He cared deeply about Pebble Beach Villas, always using his practical skills to fix anything, his intelligent suggestions to help any decision-making, and his dry sense of humor to make us smile. The high standard Frank set for himself inspired us. And this quiet, intelligent, proud man was always there. We will truly miss Frank McCauley.
PBV Board



3/21/17
The first word that comes to my mind when I think of Frank is also gentleman. He was definitely always that. His caring and expertise and willingness to always help our community will be sorely missed. I will be at PBV next week and will see Jean. I hope Jean will accept our help now to get through this sad time.
Paula & Mark


3/20/17
I agree with all you have written about Frank. He was always willing to help his neighbors and he certainly helped me on many occasions. He will truly be missed and I sympathize with Jean and his niece and family. It's my understanding there will be a memorial in the clubhouse toward the end of the month, which I hope to attend.
Eleanor Ulich


3/23/17
Very sorry to hear about Frank. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his entire extended family. RIP Frank.
Ken Burke


1/14/17
 
Bud & Gail's Grandchildren Ride in Style!
Bud Rodgers
rodgersretired1@aol.com

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Comments 2016


12/11/16
Hi,
The color of the screen door is bronze, I believe, not black. Home Depot or Lowe's have them, but must be ordered....they do not usually come in our size. The only rule is anyone you have working on your property must be licensed and insured. The PBV cleaning person has a " handy man" husband that has the proper lisencing. Her business card is on the bulletin board inside club house. Good luck
Susan
Susan and Jay Hansen
jsvero88@gmail.com


12/10/16
We have always encouraged a dark brown or black in the 14 years I have been on the board.
Bud
Bud Rodgers
rodgersretired1@aol.com



12/10/16
I've always understood the screen doors should be black to give PBV a better uniformed look.... not sure it was thought about to include the "rule" book. The darker brown doesn't stand out but I personally would dislike seeing red, bright green or multicolor doors! We got our screen door here in A-4 at Home Depot and Rob put it up, easy for him!
Catherine Dowhan
cdowhan@aol.com



12/10/16
I am going to replace my current screen door on D-37, which is brown. Bette responded to an e-mail that said the doors must be black. Building D upstairs I think are all brown.
What is the rule or regulation and where can I get a copy of them?
Also, when it comes to work such as I am proposing, are there and requirements/preferred vendors?
Jeffrey M. Lee
mrjeffreymlee@gmail.com


Hurricane Matthew, 2016

10/11/2016
 
 
 
Catherine Dowhan
cdowhan@aol.com


10/11/16
October 11, 2016

Dear Property Owners:

First off, I would like you to know that we appreciate the many kind words and thanks we have received from our clients. I am very proud of my managers, office staff, maintenance and cleaning personnel for stepping up to the plate during this difficult time. Days have been long and hot but we are in excellent shape.

As soon as safely possible after the all clear, managers and maintenance personnel were on site to assess damages.

We are happy to be able to share with you that all Elliott Merrill properties sustained very little damage due to hurricane Matthew, which was a category 4 storm. Managers and maintenance personnel are working to bring our communities back to pre-storm conditions. Administrative assistants are fielding repair issues, owner inquiries and updating communities as to the status of their individual properties.

The damage was mostly landscape related and the landscapers are making headway with the clean-up. Some communities are experiencing problems with mechanical components such as water pumps, elevators and pool equipment. Contractors are being very responsive and we expect all repairs to be completed quickly.

We feel very fortunate that our communities faired so well, as this could have been a devastating situation.

Sincerely,

Craig Merrill, CAM
President
Elliott Merrill Community Management.


10/5/16
As of this morning, Hurricane warnings have been issued for Indian River and Saint Lucie Counties. Our area will be impacted by this storm.

Please note the following:

Voluntary evacuations have started in both Indian River and Saint Lucie counties and we have been told that mandatory evacuation orders for the barrier islands and low lying areas will start either tonight or early tomorrow morning, no later than98:00 a. m.

The draw bridge to North Hutchinson Island will close tonight at 8:00 p. m., and all other bridges will close when winds reach 39 miles per hour, so please plan accordingly.

Our staff will have implemented all Hurricane Procedures applicable to your property by the end of the day today. Our office will be open tomorrow morning; however, we will be closing no later than noon, earlier if the weather begins to deteriorate.

Access control officers will be sent home no later than midnight tonight and gates will be secured in the open position. On site staff members will not be able to report to properties on the barrier island until the bridges have opened and the evacuation orders have been lifted. We hope to have them back on properties Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. We have contractors on standby. As soon as we are able to access our communities, the manager and the maintenance staff will be assessing damages and if needed we will be notifying contractors to start clean up; covering roofs, boarding windows and removing debris.

Unfortunately, communications to Boards and owners may a be delayed depending on phone and email communication capabilities. Cell phones may also be out of service immediately following the storm. We will be communicating damage reports as soon as we can, which may take a few days.

Craig Merrill, CAM
President
Elliott Merrill Community Management.


10/1/16
Owners,
By now, you should have received a letter from Elliott Merrill containing a letter from our attorney and a ballot that must be returned to Elliott Merrill before October 26th. The State of Florida has passed a law requiring condominiums to be retrofitted for sprinkler systems and handrails. Our attorney opined that it could cost us upwards of $2,000,000 unless the owners "opt out" of this requirement.

Please complete the ballot and mail it back to Ralph McCrea, C/O Elliott Merrill 835 20th Pl., Vero Beach, Florida 32960 and mark "Ballot" on the envelope. If you have not received this letter, please email me, and I will forward the ballot to you.
Best Regards,
Bob

Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net

6/6/16
Sadly, we have learned that Joann and Augie D'Annibale will not be returning as our renters for next year's winter season. For several years, they have rented our unit for the period of mid-January through mid-April. They will be spending next winter with relatives in Arizona. Their primary reason for not returning is that it was becoming to difficult logistically for Joann to enjoy various PBV amenities such as the beach and pool.

Please let me know if you come across anyone who might be interested in renting our unit. It is a two bedroom ground floor apartment that is nicely decorated and was fully renovated and updated a few years back with such features as an open floor plan, kitchen island, ceramic floor tiling, new bathroom fixtures and granite counters throughout.
Cheers.
Mike
 
Michael Halstead
mwhsport@gmail.com

6/21/16
Valerie Fogle passed away early this morning 6/21/16. My next door neighbor.
Bud
 
Bud Rodgers
rodgersretired1@aol.com

6/21/16
Bud, thank you so much for letting us know. I am so sorry to hear of Valerie's passing. I know this past year had been such a challenge for her. You and Gail were wonderful to Val and did so much to help her maintain her independence. You were truly caring, loving neighbors to Valerie. She will be missed.
I will miss her quirky sense of humor. She could always make me laugh. She fought so hard to stay independent.
Please let Gail know I am thinking of both of you.
Maddie
 
Maddie Higgins
maddiemhiggins@gmail.com

6/13/16
Hello Neighbors,
It has come time for us to sell our beautiful condo A7 at PBV. We'd like to give "first dibs" to those of you who may have friends/family who would love to be at PBV. Our unit is updated, Saturnia marble floors & baths, custom cabinetry, etc. We are asking $248,500.00 . Please contact us if interested 772-231-1882.
Fondly,
Stephanie & Lori Frank
 
Lori & Stephanie Frank
lorimfrank@bellsouth.net

4/15/16
 
Beyond living on the most beautiful beach in the world, what's happening in our Pebble Beach Villas Community?
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE 2016 Highlights


Bunco! Opening Night

3/16/2016
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE BUNCO PHOTOS
 
Maddie Higgins
maddiemhiggins@gmail.com


2/2/16
Jeff, I feel the list on the bulletin board in the clubhouse is a good idea and do not see any problem with it at this time.
Catherine Dowhan
cdowhan@aol.com

2/1/16
Thank you Jeff for your thoughtful comment. Certainly we all agree that the safety of every person in our condominium complex is"job one." But to characterize our situation "in light of recent crimes" is misleading as there has been one case of burglary. We have had the town Public Safety officer at a public meeting to give information on how to better protect our property.

The Board of Directors hires a management company to do the following:1.Provide maintenance. 2.Offer suggestions to the Board on repair/replacement of the property and suggest vendors, put out bids and award contracts at Board approval. 3.Provide a "bookkeeping" function in reporting the income and expenses and make recommendations on maintaining adequate reserves to fund major common elements. The management company does not provide legal advice. If the Board agrees that an issue needs legal advice they may ask the maintenance company for suggestions, but any decision on legal matters is a Board responsibility. I wanted to take this opportunity to help you better understand the role of the management company as it relates to the Board of Directors.

As to the issue of rentals I believe we are imposing as much control and oversight in the present arrangement as is feasible. To impose more stringent reporting requirements would cause confusion and non compliance by Owners. Finally, I'm sorry we didn't get to chat last week. I looked forward to seeing you. Please be sure to get in touch next you are at PBV. Warm regards.
Ralph McCrea
rsmccrea@bellsouth.net

2/1/16
Jeff, thank you for using the PBV website to let us know your thoughts on a subject that concerns all of us. We have a list of renters' names, not their addresses, not their phone numbers, not their email addresses, only their names, on a Word document pinned to the bulletin board in the locked clubhouse. PBV is a welcoming community, and that's why our renters come back, year after year. Our renters want to be a part of our community, as evidenced by the renter turnout at our recent social meeting. Both owners and renters in residence want to know who their neighbors are, for safety reasons as well as social. Would emailing this list to every PBV owner be less or more an invasion of privacy? If renters don't want their names on the list in the clubhouse, they can scratch their names out. This seems so simple to me. Do we really need an attorney's opinion for this?
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net

2/1/16
Yes, I agree with Bob Carter that all owners should know who is a renter and agree this information should be available to all owners in light of our security issues. My only concern is why does this have to be a public statement in the form of a bulletin on a non secure community bulletin board? Does our management company agree as this is the way to communicate with our recent crimes ? We hire a management company we pay to offer legal, management and financial opinions to act on so use them to direct on proper and legal communications. I feel they will point us in the right direction and if we are in legal with Florida statutes and secure communication.
Jeff Cooke
skyhooke@rochester.rr.com


2/1/16
I totally support the posting of the renters name, apartment numbers and rental period in the clubhouse. In no way do I think the posting is a security issue. Knowing someone's name does not put them at risk nor does it imply no one is residing next door. In the event the renters do not want their names reflected on the posting, we should state on the posting that they are allowed to excise their information.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123.comcast.net

2/1/16
PB Villas Board,
I like the idea of letting owners know who is a renter and how long the lease is but should this not be done in letter or via e-mail? We are concerned about security but isn't posting a public notice if even in the clubhouse, a major security issue. This lets people know when units are vacant and some renters may not want this information public for various reasons. It may be a violation of the law . I suggest you contact our management company for an opinion.
Jeff Cooke
skyhooke@rochester.rr.com

Social Planning Meeting for 2016 Activities & Events

1/22/16
 
 
Maddie Higgins hosted our social meeting to plan activities for the season. See the results of our meeting by opening the "2016 Calendar" link at the top of this page.
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


Safety Meeting

1/20/16
 
 
Indian River Shores Detective Kip Benham spoke to us about community safety and the many programs offered by their police, fire and rescue facilities.
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE
 
Susan Hansen
jsvero88@gmail.com


Bingo! Opening Night

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1/18/2016
 
 
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PBV Meeting. All are welcome!

January 19, 2016
10:00 AM
Clubhouse

Topic: The security of our community.
Sgt. Kim Benham of the Indian River Shores Safety Department will meet with us to present information on public safety.

Coffee & Doughnuts will be served.



Happy New Year!



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Comments 2015


Merry Christmas!

12/15/15
 
 
Another holiday season brought out our twinkle light elves. Elf Frank was high on top of his ladder wiring the entrance to our community with the efficiency and dexterity that only the most experienced of elves has. It is a master piece! Paula, a twinkle light expert, with the speed of a true Santa elf, had all the entrance shrubs covered in the blink of an eye! Other elves, like Santa's party planner, Gail, spent days collecting all the materials needed to decorate the community, so those lucky enough to live here, would feel the true spirit of the holiday season. A new elf, Susan, followed directions and traveled around the land trying hard to replace all the lights that needed replacing while the experts did what they did best...decorate!! Santa wants everyone who stores all these treasures year after year to know how much he appreciates their generosity!
Merry Christmas to all!
 
Photos by Paul Ives
 
Susan Hansen
jsvero88@hotmail.com


11/13/2015
I have just learned that Owen E. Brooks passed away at his home in Amityville, New York on October 25, leaving his wife of 65 years, Marilyn, and family. Owen was in his 91st year.

Owen was a long time seasonal resident of Pebble Beach Villas and served on the PBV board, many years as Treasurer. He was a very senior officer of Pfizer and was instrumental in building many of it's facilities around the world. He was a very active sailor and a former Commodore of Narrasketuck Yacht Club in Amityville, New York. He also served as Chairman of the Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association Regatta Committee.

Many of us recall his sons and daughter visiting PBV on many occasions. His oldest son, Owen Jr. is a Naval Academy Graduate serving on submarines in the U.S.Navy.
Frank McCauley
fmccauleyjr@aol.com

A Vero Beach Wedding



Kristin Higgins and Brian Ghere
Ceremony: Christ by the Sea
Reception: The Vero Beach Yacht Club
Saturday, May 23, 2015
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE WEDDING PHOTOS


Guy Buesing's Passing

10/14/2015

Lieu & Guy
St. Patrick's Day Party
March 17, 2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE GUY'S OBITUARY
 
I was just informed last night of the passing of Guy Buesing. He suffered a stroke in late September and passed away in the hospital on Sunday, October 11th.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lieu at this time.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net

Jerry Rieth's Passing

6/26/2015

March 27, 2015
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE JERRY'S OBITUARY
 
I was just notified today that long time PBV resident, Jerry Reith, C-23, passed away at home surrounded by his family yesterday. It is my understanding that he had been treated at the Cleveland Clinic and wished to come home without further treatment.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peanie and his children at this time.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net

A Grandson's Wedding

Andrew Rumford and Megan Hallinan at St Dorothy's Church in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
May 2, 1915

5/2/2015
 

Nancy and Grandson Andrew
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE WEDDING PHOTOS


St. Patrick's Day Party
March 17, 2015

3/17/2015
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE ST.PATRICK'S DAY PARTY PHOTOS



Souper Supper
February 27, 2015

2/14/2015
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE SOUPER SUPPER PHOTOS



2/15/15
 

Home in Massachusetts

Home in Florida
 
February Vacation: Cool air, warm pool, happy swimmers!
 

PBV Friends, Lindsey & Meghan

Melissa & Meghan, Lori & Lindsey
 
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net

Valentine's Day Brunch
February 14, 2015

2/14/2015

HOSTS,CHEFS, & SERVERS
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE VALENTINE BRUNCH PHOTOS


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Comments 2014

8/30/14:
 
Hi Folks-

Jerri and I have enjoyed another wonderful summer on the Delaware coast, except for a few brief days of heat and humidity, most of the weather has been mild with cool ocean breezes. We have probably not run our AC more than a week or two all summer. We see Nancy every day, I have been busy at the Lewes Yacht Club managing the sailboat races and captaining their 32' race committee boat. The boat is very similar to the one we just sold, the club keeps it at our dock, I get to play with it and it doesn't cost me a cent. The best of all worlds!

We drive up a couple of times a month to visit Cindi and Stephanie on their farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and we spent a delightful week in Maine with Jean and Frank McCauley at their beautiful home in Surry. Needless to say, we did our best to put a dent in the lobstah population.

Jerri and I plan to leave Lewes on September 11th, two short visits, one in Winston Salem, NC and one in Charleston, SC, arriving in Vero Beach by Monday, September 15th. Stephanie is managing a sizeable horse farm for her trainer, they will be in Florida by early November. We will probably spend Thanksgiving at PBV for the first time, and stay until Steph's 25th birthday on December 1st.

I attach a short article that appeared in our Yacht Club newsletter, thought you might enjoy. See you in October!

Jerri and Paul
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
NOTE: To read the Yacht Club article about Captain Paul, CLICK HERE.


6/12/14:
It's once again time to think about hurricanes. Please click on this link for the 2014 RESIDENT HURRICANE PROCEDURE
Bob Carter
President, PBV Board
bobcarter123@comcast.net


6/6/2014
Helen Kennedy, our first Pebble Beach Villas resident, is selling her condo and moving to an apartment in Melbourne Beach, which is closer to her niece. This past spring the Board of Directors voted to purchase a plaque that would honor Helen and show our thanks for her 40-year dedication and contribution to her beloved Pebble Beach Villas. The plaque is placed under the Calamondin tree she asked Al to plant for her last year.
The plaque reads:
"Dedicated to Helen Kennedy
The first Resident of Pebble Beach Villas
May 2014"
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS


4/10/2014
We have lost another lovely Pebble Beach Villas lady, Ann Burke. Ann, tall, slim, stately, beautiful, always impeccably dressed, coiffed, and bejeweled, always with just a a touch of the most wonderful-smelling perfume! She was our Christmas Lights lady, only retiring from that "job" at the age of 91. I loved visiting her on Saturday afternoons. With the Patriot's game, the Celtic Women, or Lawrence Welk re-runs in the background, she would tell stories, both happy and sad, of her life, from the little Irish Catholic girl, to the devoted mother raising Alison, Ken, and Dana, to the proud grandmother so happy to share the cards, photos, and notes from her grandchildren. We all enjoyed her quick wit, her accute observations, her original comments on issues of the day, and her delight at our PBV gatherings, especially the sing-alongs. She knew all the words to all the old songs! Ann was a classy lady, and we will miss her.
CLICK HERE TO SEE ANN BURKE'S OBITUARY
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


4/11/2014
Sally and I share these sentiments. I have fond memories of Beth and recall that she was a good friend of my parents when they lived at PVB.
Michael Halstead
 
4/11/2014
We wish to express our deep sympathy to Tom and Polly for their loss. When we first settled down in Pebble Beach, Beth was a bright and lovely welcoming person for Chris and I. She will be missed. May her memories be everlasting.
Tony and Chris Arlis
 
4/10/2014
We have lost another wonderful Pebble Beach Villas friend. At 92, Beth Limuli still had the sharp, clear mind of a young woman. She was a great listener, still interested in people and events, both local and global. Always genuine and wise and fun-loving, she accepted her failing body with equanimity and good humor, while keeping her mind and spirit strong. It's hard to lose a person like Beth. We will miss her.
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE BETH LIMULI'S OBITUARY


St. Patrick's Day Party
March 17, 2014

3/17/2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY PHOTOS


2/28/2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE STONE SOUP PARTY PHOTOS


Valentine's Day Brunch
February 14, 2014

2/14/2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE VALENTINE BRUNCH PHOTOS


2/2/2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE SUPER BOWL PHOTOS


1/6/2014
 
We just wanted to let you all know that the 2014 Bingo Season will begin on Monday evening January 20th at 7pm. Reminder sheets will go up in the next few days on each of the buildings bulletin boards and a sign up sheet can be found on the Clubhouse Board.

Looking forward to another fun Bingo Season. So grab your money, bring your reading glasses and your sense of fun and let's give those bingo balls a good spin. Let's see if we can create some more crazy Bingo patterns and win lots of money.

Valerie and Maddie
 
Maddie Higgins
maddiemhiggins@gmail.com

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Comments 2013

Christmas Dinner

12/20/2013
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER


Happiest Day in Boat Owner's Life

7/5/13:
 
Hi folks,

Having recently celebrated "the second happiest day in a boat owners life" when we bid farewell to Blue Hen of Lewes, and apparently not being able to stand success, Jerri and I are proud to announce that we are once again celebrating "the happiest day ..." with the acquisition of a beautiful 19' Hurricane Deck Boat. The new boat will continue to be stored at our friend Bruce MacIntyre's Vero Marine Center for awhile, but will be commissioned and occupy our slip at the Vero Beach Yacht Club when we arrive in September. Since ocean cruising no longer appears to be on our horizon, we are eagerly looking forward to exploring the Indian River Basin and visiting delightful watering holes along the river with family and friends this Fall and Winter.

While not of the proportions and amenities of some of our earlier "Blue Hens," but in keeping with our Delaware heritage, we have decided to christen the new yacht: Chicken Little.

Paul
 
Chicken Little
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
CLICK HERE FOR LINKS TO PAUL AND JERRI'S RECENT CRUISES ON THEIR BLUE HEN.

Dinner at the Riverside Cafe

6/13/2015
 
Bette
tsou@comcast.net

Farewell to Blue Hen of Lewes

4/13/15:
 
Hi Family and Friends,

It's about that time of the year that our thoughts normally turn toward preparations for the migration back to Delaware in Blue Hen. After much deliberation, and after 40 years and over 100,000 miles of cruising in three sailboats and our latest lobster boat, Jerri and I have decided to "swallow the anchor" and devote more of our time to other interests. Thus, yesterday, our Acadia 32, the fourth Blue Hen of Lewes, was loaded onto a truck for transport to new owners in New Bern, North Carolina. She will be making her northerly trip this year on I-95 at 70 MPH!

While we are a bit nostalgic about giving up so many good years of the sailing life, we are happily looking forward to being more active in our other activities both in Lewes and here in Vero Beach. We still have several small boats in Lewes, and perhaps a new pontoon deck boat is in our future to cruise the Indian River and occupy our slip at Vero Beach Yacht Club.

We are both thankful for continued good health, we've enjoyed a wonderful winter in Vero Beach, and look forward to returning home to Lewes in just two weeks for the beginning of a pleasant summer. We think of all of you often, and hope that we will soon see many of you again.

Jerri & Paul
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
CLICK HERE FOR LINKS TO PAUL AND JERRI'S RECENT CRUISES ON THEIR BLUE HEN.


PBV Meeting. All are welcome!

January 19, 2016
10:00 AM
Clubhouse

Topic: The security of our community.
Sgt. Kim Benham of the Indian River Shores Safety Department will meet with us to present information on public safety.

Coffee & Doughnuts will be served.



Happy New Year!

1/10/15


Comments 2015

Merry Christmas!

12/15/15
 
 
Another holiday season brought out our twinkle light elves. Elf Frank was high on top of his ladder wiring the entrance to our community with the efficiency and dexterity that only the most experienced of elves has. It is a master piece! Paula, a twinkle light expert, with the speed of a true Santa elf, had all the entrance shrubs covered in the blink of an eye! Other elves, like Santa's party planner, Gail, spent days collecting all the materials needed to decorate the community, so those lucky enough to live here, would feel the true spirit of the holiday season. A new elf, Susan, followed directions and traveled around the land trying hard to replace all the lights that needed replacing while the experts did what they did best...decorate!! Santa wants everyone who stores all these treasures year after year to know how much he appreciates their generosity!
Merry Christmas to all!
 
Photos by Paul Ives
 
Susan Hansen
jsvero88@hotmail.com


11/13/2015
I have just learned that Owen E. Brooks passed away at his home in Amityville, New York on October 25, leaving his wife of 65 years, Marilyn, and family. Owen was in his 91st year.

Owen was a long time seasonal resident of Pebble Beach Villas and served on the PBV board, many years as Treasurer. He was a very senior officer of Pfizer and was instrumental in building many of it's facilities around the world. He was a very active sailor and a former Commodore of Narrasketuck Yacht Club in Amityville, New York. He also served as Chairman of the Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association Regatta Committee.

Many of us recall his sons and daughter visiting PBV on many occasions. His oldest son, Owen Jr. is a Naval Academy Graduate serving on submarines in the U.S.Navy.
Frank McCauley
fmccauleyjr@aol.com

A Vero Beach Wedding



Kristin Higgins and Brian Ghere
Ceremony: Christ by the Sea
Reception: The Vero Beach Yacht Club
Saturday, May 23, 2015
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE WEDDING PHOTOS


Guy Buesing's Passing

10/14/2015

Lieu & Guy
St. Patrick's Day Party
March 17, 2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE GUY'S OBITUARY
 
I was just informed last night of the passing of Guy Buesing. He suffered a stroke in late September and passed away in the hospital on Sunday, October 11th.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lieu at this time.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net

Jerry Rieth's Passing

6/26/2015

March 27, 2015
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE JERRY'S OBITUARY
 
I was just notified today that long time PBV resident, Jerry Reith, C-23, passed away at home surrounded by his family yesterday. It is my understanding that he had been treated at the Cleveland Clinic and wished to come home without further treatment.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peanie and his children at this time.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net

A Grandson's Wedding

Andrew Rumford and Megan Hallinan at St Dorothy's Church in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
May 2, 1915

5/2/2015
 

Nancy and Grandson Andrew
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE WEDDING PHOTOS


St. Patrick's Day Party
March 17, 2015

3/17/2015
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE ST.PATRICK'S DAY PARTY PHOTOS



Souper Supper
February 27, 2015

2/14/2015
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE SOUPER SUPPER PHOTOS



2/15/15
 

Home in Massachusetts

Home in Florida
 
February Vacation: Cool air, warm pool, happy swimmers!
 

PBV Friends, Lindsey & Meghan

Melissa & Meghan, Lori & Lindsey
 
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net

Valentine's Day Brunch
February 14, 2015

2/14/2015

HOSTS,CHEFS, & SERVERS
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE VALENTINE BRUNCH PHOTOS

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Comments 2014

8/30/14:
 
Hi Folks-

Jerri and I have enjoyed another wonderful summer on the Delaware coast, except for a few brief days of heat and humidity, most of the weather has been mild with cool ocean breezes. We have probably not run our AC more than a week or two all summer. We see Nancy every day, I have been busy at the Lewes Yacht Club managing the sailboat races and captaining their 32' race committee boat. The boat is very similar to the one we just sold, the club keeps it at our dock, I get to play with it and it doesn't cost me a cent. The best of all worlds!

We drive up a couple of times a month to visit Cindi and Stephanie on their farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and we spent a delightful week in Maine with Jean and Frank McCauley at their beautiful home in Surry. Needless to say, we did our best to put a dent in the lobstah population.

Jerri and I plan to leave Lewes on September 11th, two short visits, one in Winston Salem, NC and one in Charleston, SC, arriving in Vero Beach by Monday, September 15th. Stephanie is managing a sizeable horse farm for her trainer, they will be in Florida by early November. We will probably spend Thanksgiving at PBV for the first time, and stay until Steph's 25th birthday on December 1st.

I attach a short article that appeared in our Yacht Club newsletter, thought you might enjoy. See you in October!

Jerri and Paul
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
NOTE: To read the Yacht Club article about Captain Paul, CLICK HERE.


6/12/14:
It's once again time to think about hurricanes. Please click on this link for the 2014 RESIDENT HURRICANE PROCEDURE
Bob Carter
President, PBV Board
bobcarter123@comcast.net


6/6/2014
Helen Kennedy, our first Pebble Beach Villas resident, is selling her condo and moving to an apartment in Melbourne Beach, which is closer to her niece. This past spring the Board of Directors voted to purchase a plaque that would honor Helen and show our thanks for her 40-year dedication and contribution to her beloved Pebble Beach Villas. The plaque is placed under the Calamondin tree she asked Al to plant for her last year.
The plaque reads:
"Dedicated to Helen Kennedy
The first Resident of Pebble Beach Villas
May 2014"
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS


4/10/2014
We have lost another lovely Pebble Beach Villas lady, Ann Burke. Ann, tall, slim, stately, beautiful, always impeccably dressed, coiffed, and bejeweled, always with just a a touch of the most wonderful-smelling perfume! She was our Christmas Lights lady, only retiring from that "job" at the age of 91. I loved visiting her on Saturday afternoons. With the Patriot's game, the Celtic Women, or Lawrence Welk re-runs in the background, she would tell stories, both happy and sad, of her life, from the little Irish Catholic girl, to the devoted mother raising Alison, Ken, and Dana, to the proud grandmother so happy to share the cards, photos, and notes from her grandchildren. We all enjoyed her quick wit, her accute observations, her original comments on issues of the day, and her delight at our PBV gatherings, especially the sing-alongs. She knew all the words to all the old songs! Ann was a classy lady, and we will miss her.
CLICK HERE TO SEE ANN BURKE'S OBITUARY
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


4/11/2014
Sally and I share these sentiments. I have fond memories of Beth and recall that she was a good friend of my parents when they lived at PVB.
Michael Halstead
 
4/11/2014
We wish to express our deep sympathy to Tom and Polly for their loss. When we first settled down in Pebble Beach, Beth was a bright and lovely welcoming person for Chris and I. She will be missed. May her memories be everlasting.
Tony and Chris Arlis
 
4/10/2014
We have lost another wonderful Pebble Beach Villas friend. At 92, Beth Limuli still had the sharp, clear mind of a young woman. She was a great listener, still interested in people and events, both local and global. Always genuine and wise and fun-loving, she accepted her failing body with equanimity and good humor, while keeping her mind and spirit strong. It's hard to lose a person like Beth. We will miss her.
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE BETH LIMULI'S OBITUARY


St. Patrick's Day Party
March 17, 2014

3/17/2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY PHOTOS


2/28/2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE STONE SOUP PARTY PHOTOS


Valentine's Day Brunch
February 14, 2014

2/14/2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE VALENTINE BRUNCH PHOTOS


2/2/2014
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE SUPER BOWL PHOTOS


1/6/2014
 
We just wanted to let you all know that the 2014 Bingo Season will begin on Monday evening January 20th at 7pm. Reminder sheets will go up in the next few days on each of the buildings bulletin boards and a sign up sheet can be found on the Clubhouse Board.

Looking forward to another fun Bingo Season. So grab your money, bring your reading glasses and your sense of fun and let's give those bingo balls a good spin. Let's see if we can create some more crazy Bingo patterns and win lots of money.

Valerie and Maddie
 
Maddie Higgins
maddiemhiggins@gmail.com

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Comments 2013

Christmas Dinner

12/20/2013
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER


Happiest Day in Boat Owner's Life

7/5/13:
 
Hi folks,

Having recently celebrated "the second happiest day in a boat owners life" when we bid farewell to Blue Hen of Lewes, and apparently not being able to stand success, Jerri and I are proud to announce that we are once again celebrating "the happiest day ..." with the acquisition of a beautiful 19' Hurricane Deck Boat. The new boat will continue to be stored at our friend Bruce MacIntyre's Vero Marine Center for awhile, but will be commissioned and occupy our slip at the Vero Beach Yacht Club when we arrive in September. Since ocean cruising no longer appears to be on our horizon, we are eagerly looking forward to exploring the Indian River Basin and visiting delightful watering holes along the river with family and friends this Fall and Winter.

While not of the proportions and amenities of some of our earlier "Blue Hens," but in keeping with our Delaware heritage, we have decided to christen the new yacht: Chicken Little.

Paul
 
Chicken Little
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
CLICK HERE FOR LINKS TO PAUL AND JERRI'S RECENT CRUISES ON THEIR BLUE HEN.

Dinner at the Riverside Cafe

6/13/2013
 
Bette
tsou@comcast.net

Farewell to Blue Hen of Lewes

4/15/13:
 
Hi Family and Friends,

It's about that time of the year that our thoughts normally turn toward preparations for the migration back to Delaware in Blue Hen. After much deliberation, and after 40 years and over 100,000 miles of cruising in three sailboats and our latest lobster boat, Jerri and I have decided to "swallow the anchor" and devote more of our time to other interests. Thus, yesterday, our Acadia 32, the fourth Blue Hen of Lewes, was loaded onto a truck for transport to new owners in New Bern, North Carolina. She will be making her northerly trip this year on I-95 at 70 MPH!

While we are a bit nostalgic about giving up so many good years of the sailing life, we are happily looking forward to being more active in our other activities both in Lewes and here in Vero Beach. We still have several small boats in Lewes, and perhaps a new pontoon deck boat is in our future to cruise the Indian River and occupy our slip at Vero Beach Yacht Club.

We are both thankful for continued good health, we've enjoyed a wonderful winter in Vero Beach, and look forward to returning home to Lewes in just two weeks for the beginning of a pleasant summer. We think of all of you often, and hope that we will soon see many of you again.

Jerri & Paul
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
CLICK HERE FOR LINKS TO PAUL AND JERRI'S RECENT CRUISES ON THEIR BLUE HEN.


3/17/2013
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR 2013 ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION


3/13/2013
My fisherman caught this one on the Sebastian Inlet pier at the same time the white smoke appeared over the Sistine Chapel.

 
Bette
tsou@comcast.net


3/13/2013
Hello Everyone!
I miss you all dearly and had a moment to look at all of the fun pictures from Valentine's Day as well as the ladies luncheon at the Club. How much fun was packed into such a short amount of time. I hope everyone is taking good care and I can't wait to see you all again soon!
Love, Jes
 
Jessica A. Strand
jessica.strand@ymail.com


2/14/2013
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR 2013 VALENTINE'S DAY BRUNCH


2/13/2013
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR VERO BEACH YACHT CLUB LUNCHEON


1/21/2013
PBV Night Out! Dinner at Chuck's following Performance at Indian River State College
 
 
Bud & Gail
 
Bud Rodgers
rodgersretired1@aol.com


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1/21/2013
Hello Everyone!
I just looked at the pics (thanks Bud!) from the Senior Olympics hosted by Gail and Carol...how fun they are and what a lovely evening! I was extremely honored to represent our community by carrying the flag that night.
Thanks to all of my neighbors for making PBV the best community in Vero.
Jes
 
Jessica A. Strand
jessica.strand@ymail.com


1/19/2013
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR SENIOR OLYMPICS


Comments 2012

12/24/2012
O little town of Bethlehem
how still we see thee lie.
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
thy everlasting light.
The hopes and fears of all the years
are met in thee tonight
.
Bette and Charlie
tsou@comcast.net


12/15/2012
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER


11/19/2012
 
PBV Board of Directors


Happy Halloween!

10/31/2012
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR HALLOWEEN PARTY


Yoga Today!

10/31/2012
 

Suzanne with Pebble Beach Villas Yoginis

Joyce, Gail, Carol, Bette & Joanie doing Exalted Warrior
 
Suzanne Lentini
suzannelentini@me.com


10/31/2012
We are thinking of all of you, your families, friends, and homes up north and hope that everything is OK. Take Care...Mary Anne
 
Mary Anne Strand
strandmaf@yahoo.com


10/29/2012
Thanks for the pictures. We are sitting in our living room watching the effects of Sandy out our windows. The winds are really picking up and should continue until early in the morning. We still have our power, but expect to lose it before it's all over. Still hoping to fly out Wednesday morning and make it to PBV for the Halloween party.
 
Linda Lang
mompie47@yahoo.com


10/29/2012
Good Morning, Everyone!
We decided Sunday morning that we had better head home to await Sandy's arrival. We wanted to make sure to be here to greet her. It was a trip with lots of rain, a little snow, and lots of high wind through VA, WV, and PA.
Jessie and I are very sad because we were able to rearrange our schedule so that we would have been there for the Halloween Party. We will definately look forward to the pictures.
And, we will look forward to seeing all of you again at Christmastime. Thank you again for your warmth and caring. It is always just like coming home!
Happy Halloween!!! The Strand Family
 
Mary Anne Strand
strandmaf@yahoo.com


10/29/2012
 
 
 
Suzanne Lentini
suzannelentini@me.com


 
10/31/12:
In the middle of Hurricane Sandy, we received the sad news of Roy Van Nostrand's passing. Roy was a beloved member of our Pebble Beach Villas community and will always be remembered for his wonderful steak cookouts. We will sincerely miss Roy and Peggy's company.
 
Roy Van Nostrand's Obituary


10/29/2012
Thanks for the pictures, Bette! Unbelievable! I loved the one of the shadows of you and Carol. They looked like they were having fun. MA
 
Mary Anne Strand
strandmaf@yahoo.com


10/28/2012
 
Effects of Hurricane Sandy!
(three hundred miles out to sea when it passed us)
 
The damage is extremely surprising, since here at Pebble Beach Villas we did not experience Sandy as a major storm. It was just a couple of rainy, windy days. I still took my walks, and Joanna still swam in the pool. We saw no effects on our property. But then, on Sunday morning I went through the gate to our beach and saw first hand the enormous power of this storm.
 
The right section of our boardwalk has split apart from the rest, and the steps at the bottom are gone.
There is no beach access anywhere along our section of A1A.
 
The dunes are gone. A 10 foot cliff of sand separates us from the beach.
 

Later, Carol and I walked up A1A to see if we could get access to the beach at another place. Only our shadows made it down the 10 foot drop to the beach.
 
The road alongside the boardwalk is closed. The damage here is extraordinary.
 
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


10/25/2012
 
PLEASE HELP THE CHILDREN OF LIVING HOPE ORPHAN HOUSE!

I have the honor and privilege of knowing the children at Living Hope Orphan House, Islamabad, Pakistan. I visit them on a regular basis, and see how beautiful and loving they are. They are very poor, and so grateful for anything, no matter how small, that is given to them. I am asking for contributions of sheets, towels, and blankets for their comfort. Blankets are needed to help them stay warm during the winter months, as the orphanage is not heated, and the weather gets cool. Any size blanket or sheet can be tailored to fit the twin beds the children sleep in. Towels of all sizes are needed. I would appreciate any help you can give with this. Please contact me to pick up your donations.

Thank you for your generosity in helping these wonderful children.

Suzanne

 
 
Suzanne Lentini
suzannelentini@me.com


10/15/2012
Yoga classes will be offered for the 2012 -2013 season on Wednesdays, at 9AM in the clubhouse, starting on October 17th.

Suzanne Lentini, RYT, is a Registered Yoga Teacher certified by Yoga Alliance. She is certified in Kali Natha Yoga. Suzanne welcomes everyone to try one of her classes. She says," Kali Natha Yoga is for everyone.

All you need to bring with you to class is a yoga mat & an open heart. Namaste."
 
Suzanne
suzannelentini@me.com




10/3/2012
Joe and Mary King's children would like to rent a unit this winter. They each (all 6 of them) will spend a couple of weeks here to be able to spend time with Joe and Mary. They would prefer a one or two bedroom, near the King's unit, for the months of January-April. If you know of an available unit please email their son, Roger at kingrog@gmail.com. Regards, Roger
 
Roger King
kingrog@gmail.com


Lunch on our Porch with Pebble Beach Villas Friends

9/10/2012
Joe and Linda
Joe and Linda: The most photogenic couple of the day!
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


Blue Hen of Lewes: On the Sea Again

9/09/12:
 
 
Hi Folks-

It's that time of the year, and once again we close up in Lewes and begin our cruise south toward Vero Beach, Florida. We decided to leave a bit earlier this year, and take a few days to explore some places on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay that we have not seen for awhile. We originally planned to leave Lewes today (Sunday), but predictions of of a strong front with heavy thunder squalls Saturday night, with fresh Northwesterly winds on Sunday encouraged us to accelerate the departure process and leave Saturday morning. Delaware Bay is not a pretty sight in a small boat in strong Northerly winds. A delegation of family and friends saw us off at 0900 as the new flood current began. We had a good passage up the bay, speeding up to 14 knots to get ahead of the increasing Southerly breeze and building waves. We entered the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal at 1400 and nice smooth water. Dark skies and nasty looking stuff on the radar convinced us that it would be prudent to anchor in the Corps of Army Engineers basin at Chesapeake City. Not our favorite anchorage, it tends to get crowded and the soft mud bottom is not the best holding ground. Never the less, we find a roomy spot and get the anchor firmly dug in just as a blast of wind with heavy rain sweeps in. . . .

Jerri & Paul Ives
Aboard Blue Hen of Lewes
09 September 2012
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
TO READ THE REST OF PAUL AND JERRI'S 2012 JOURNEY SOUTH ON THEIR BLUE HEN, CLICK HERE.


Linda and Sofie

7/11/2012
Linda and Sofie
Sofie Everett Weng
April 7, 2012


Happy 4th of July

7/04/2012


 
6/8/12:
Hello to all not at PBV. I have a new address for Ruth Eitner. As of 6/2012 she is in Bentley Assisted Living, 50 Summer Way Apt 104, Jefferson, GA 30549 and phone number is 706-387-1104.

Both F69 and F70 (3 bedroom) are or soon will be on the market.
Gail Rodgers
rodgersretired@aol.com


  6/08/12:
Hi Friends, It's that time of the year again, hard to believe that yet another sunny winter season in Florida has quickly passed. I am sincerely flattered that so many of you have asked me to write another account of our trip up the waterway, one that we have done at least three dozen times over the years in two sailing Blue Hens and now our 32' Maine lobster boat. Like a lifetime of piloting over 8,000 ships on the Delaware River, the scenery changes little, but each trip is a unique experience. It never gets boring.
Jerri and Paul
 
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
TO READ MORE OF PAUL AND JERRI'S 2012 JOURNEY NORTH ON THEIR BLUE HEN, CLICK HERE.




 
5/18/12:
I have just received a telephone call from Dr. Robert Conn a dentist friend of Kay McConnell. He informed me that Kay passed away this morning at Consulate Healthcare in Vero Beach. Her son, Douglas, is due in to Vero Beach tomorrow. There will be some type of Memorial Service at Community Church, but time and other details have yet to be made. Bob suggests watching the Press Journal for details

Bob said that Kay had been suffering greatly and had been living in Isles of Vero for awhile. She has had several stays at Memorial Hospital and had been moved to Consulate (also on 37th St) where she died.
Frank McCauley
fmcauleyjr@aol.com
Kay McConnell's Obituary


 
5/8/12:
It is with a great deal of sadness that I report the passing of Philip Petron on May 7, 2012. According to Elaine, she was wheeling him to dinner at the rehab facility when he announced he was not feeling well. They took him directly to the hospital where efforts to revive him failed. Words of sympathy can be directed to Elaine at 87 N. Park Avenue, Easton, CT. 06612.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net
Phillip Petron's Obituary


 
5/5/12:
 
 
A Lovely Orange Evening!
 
Bette
tsou@comcast.net


5/2/12:
Greetings from the Jersey Shore. Just a short note to thank everyone at Pebble Beach for making us feel like we had always lived there. We certainly made the right decision to sell our home and join the wonderful people at PBV. Looking forward to next year.
Lorraine & Dick Manthey
rmnthy@verizon.net


4/8/12:
Greek Orthodox Palm Sunday
Annual Palm Sunday Greek Luncheon at Yanni's
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THIS YEAR'S LUNCHEON
Tony Arlis
arlis232@aol.com


3/24/12:
I did it!
I climbed to the top of Mount Sinai!
Bette
tsou@comcast.net


3/20/12:
Greetings from Egypt!
 
This is the first time we've had internet access since March 13th, when we arrived in Egypt. We first went to Cairo, then flew to Aswan, where we boarded our felucca (Egyptian sailboat) for a four-day cruise up the Nile. It was an awesome experience, and the safari in Tanzania prepared me well for it (no baths, showers, hair washes, modern toilet facilities, just enjoying the new world around us with a crew that did all the work).

Yesterday evening we arrived in Luxor where we'll be until Thursday, when we leave the main part of Egypt and go to the Sinai and St. Catherine's Monastery. No one has to worry about travelling in Egypt. It is the safest county we've ever been in. People can't own guns, Moslems don't drink alcohol, and they love Americans.

And, Thank you, Bob, for getting the Clubhouse wired!
Bette
tsou@comcast.net


3/19/12:
Our clubhouse is now equipped with a wireless router. The passphrase is in the Clubhouse.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net


3/12/12:
On Sunday, March 11, 2012 I met a lovely couple who were down here with a Realtor looking to puchase a codiminium near the Ocean. To say they fell in love with Pebble Beach Villas would be an under statement.

They returned alone the next day and asked if I would keep their name and number to inform them when a unit in PBV was available.

Let me know if you are interested and I will put you in touch with them.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net




2/20/12:
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICURES OF OPENING BINGO 2012


2/15/12:
 
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICURES OF VALENTINE BRUNCH 2011


2/7/12:
 
"Hi Folks, Blue Hen of Lewes and her crew have cruised up the ICW from Vero Beach to Jacksonville (2 1/2 days), through the port and city, then out into the beautiful St Johns River. We headed back south which is actually "up" the northerly flowing river. "
Paul and Jerri
 
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
TO READ MORE OF PAUL AND JERRI'S ST JOHNS RIVER CRUISE ON THEIR BLUE HEN, CLICK HERE.



1/22/12:
We all owe Bette a big round of applause for the outstanding job she did on our new directory. Thank you!
Anonymous


1/16/12:
We want to thank you, Bette, for your efforts in publishing the 2012 Telephone Directory. The photo cover readily identifies it as Pebble Beach and the enlarged print font and paper quality add to its appearance. The contents are more inclusive with addition of the calendar, reference to owner family members, expanded e-mail list, PBV website info, and holiday list. All in all, it is an exceptional job and we know that it could not be done without putting in a great deal of time.
 
Fred and Doreen Braeseker
freddor3@gmail.com


Yoga. We love it!

1/5/12:

Namaste! I think they've got it!
 
tsou@comcast.net


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Comments 2011

12/14/11:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
PBV Board
FOR 2011-2012 SOCIAL SEASON PHOTOS,CLICK HERE.


12/13/11:
We are sad to hear of the death of Alma Bennett, a long-time Pebble Beach Villas resident.
 
Alma Bennett's Obituary


Yoga at Pebble Beach Villas

12/7/11:
Suzanne, Anita, Gail, Doreen
 
Join us for yoga in the clubhouse on Wednesday mornings from 10-11. No prior yoga experience necessary. All are welcome. Suzanne Lentini is certified to teach Kali Natha Yoga, and invites everyone to come to one class to see what it's all about. Suzanne says this is truly yoga for everyone. While it is physical, mental, and spiritual, the emphasis on Kali Natha Yoga is on the essence. One can benefit from this yoga while sitting in a chair. All poses can be modified to accommodate everyone's needs.
Kali Natha Yoga is a unique, beautiful yoga, done from the inside out.

Please bring a mat, and arrive 10 minutes prior to class.
Namaste!
Suzanne
suzannelentini@me.com


10/12/11:
 
The 2011-12 PBV Social Season is off to a great start after nearly 12 inches of rain swept through last weekend. We held our first Friday Evening Cocktail Party at the PBV Clubhouse with about a dozen residents in attendance. Last night, Tuesday, Ralph and Mary Ann McCrea hosted a cocktail reception and dinner party at the Clubhouse for many of us here in residence. It was beautifully done, the food and drink was excellent, and the company, of course, outstanding. More and more of our folks are arriving, the weather is beautiful, and it looks like the beginning of a great new season.
Paul and Jerri
 
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
FOR 2011-2012 SOCIAL SEASON PHOTOS,CLICK HERE.


9/30/11:
 
"Yes, somehow the summer has quickly passed by, and here we are on the first leg of our southerly migration in Blue Hen of Lewes."
Paul and Jerri
 
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
TO READ MORE OF PAUL AND JERRI'S JOURNEY SOUTH ON THEIR BLUE HEN, CLICK HERE.



9/28/11:
From Brussels to Ghent to Bruges to Delft to Amsterdam
 
Rob and I recently returned from a two week trip to Belgium and Holland. This was our second tour with Rick Steves'Europe Through the Back Door Tours and we had a wonderful time. It was a small group of 18 people which gives you a chance to get to know one another, and even make some lasting friendships.
Linda
 
Bob and Linda
mompie47@yahoo.com
FOR ALL OF BOB AND LINDA'S TRIP, CLICK HERE.


9/20/11:
From Germany to Poland
 
We arrived at Frankfurt Airport early in the morning after a long overnight flight from Detroit. We whizzed through Customs and headed to Hertz for our rental car. With no one ahead of us, we quickly got our papers and headed for the garage to pick up our Volkswagen Golf. Then our troubles began. We first had trouble opening the hatchback door to load our luggage. After a while, Doreen magically opened it and we got loaded up. Next we tried to get in to the front seat but since the seats were way up, we could not enter the car, After trying every conceivable knob, we got help from a stranger who eventually found a lever under the seat and we were able finally to move the seats back and get in. Next came the Navigation System which defied every attempt we made to enter a destination address. At least it was in English; some others had one in Spanish and they were waiting for assistance. We finally got the address keyed in and headed out into Frankfurt with our stick shift Volkswagen. Since I had not driven a stick shift since the 80’s, I had considerable problems. We also had map quest directions, which proved futile and relied completely on the GPS System. The sound was hardly audible and we immediately took a wrong turn and headed back to the airport. After circling several times we got on our way but frequently made wrong turns not being able to hear the GPS voice or just took wrong exits. I also stalled the car at least twice. In addition, we found ourselves frequently going 130 KM per hour and having German drivers zip by us since many sections on the autobahn have no speed limit After driving what seemed like an eternity, we got on the correct highway and reached our destination , my friend’s house in Gondershausen.
Fred and Doreen
 
Fred and Doreen
freddor2@yahoo.com
FOR ALL OF FRED AND DOREEN'S EUROPEAN ADVENTURE, CLICK HERE.


8/31/11:
Bud, we have also been wondering about our PBV friends in the path of Irene. In Massachusetts, she veered to the west, and all we got on Boston's North Shore was a mild nor'easter, a little wind and a little rain, and little bunches of leaves spread around the yard from our two oak trees. Linda and Bob Lang got probably the last flight out of Logan Airport on Saturday evening, as Irene was arriving, to begin their trip to Belgium and Holland. Bob was reluctant to leave his home to Irene's mercy, but Linda prevailed. Charlie checked their home after Irene to find no damage at all.
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


8/31/11:
I am wondering about our PBV friends in the path of Irene.I tried calling some,but did not get through. E-mailed Ives, "all family A-OK.Paul". I hope this finds you also A-OK. Bud.
Bud Rodgers
rodgersretired1@aol.com


8/20/11:
DearFriends,
Our Thoughts are always with you, and miss you all very much. Phil isn't doing that well, and not knowing what the future brings, we are considerig either renting or selling our three-bedroom unit, number C-25. Please contact us if you, or anyone you know has any interest. Thank you very much.
Love, Elaine and Phil
Phil and Elaine Petron
alenep@optonline.net/


8/14/11:
It's really a hot and humid Florida summer! But the breeze helps and we've finally had some rain. Everything is greener again. Bill's running around and making sure the sprinkling system does it's job and watching the rat traps. Gator and I walk around and all looks fine. I'm selling our RV, no plans to travel, 2000 FourWinds Hurricane, 35 ft, gas, 25,780 miles. have not advertised it yet but plan to. Hope everyone is having a great summer. If I can help from down here with anything let me know. Cathie
Cathie Dowhan
cdowhan@aol.com


8/13/11:
We finally finished the guest bathroom! Some of the plumbing supplies were delayed and we went back to Fredericksburg for July, wow it was so hot!! At least in Vero we get the ocean breeze and it's been quite delightful here, and the swimming is great.
Ralph and Mary Ann
rsmccrea@bellsouth.net


8/12/11:
Hi all - I am busy trying to get a lot accomplished in the short month that we will be here working on the condo (E-50). Part of my job is getting insurance. I've been told to get discounts there needs to be a wind mitigation (new 4 pg., not the 2 pg. from Elliott Merrill). Has anyone in the E bldg. had a 4 pg. one done? If so, could you let me know and email to me so I can send on to insurance company. Also, is it worth getting the hurricane shutters. For insurance discount you need all windows to be covered.
Thanks for any assistance you can give.
Lisa Aalberts
fdwife77@yahoo.com


8/11/11:
GUESS WHO CAME TO DINNER!
 
We had a wonderful evening with our good friends, talking about everything (including Pebble Beach Villas) and eating Charlie's Greek dinner.
Bette
tsou@comcast.net


8/1/11:
Dear Friends,
Dick Clark passed away last night @ 11:30 pm. His funeral will be Thursday, August 4th, 2011. It will be held at Vincent's Funeral Home in Simsbury, Ct. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Clark Family.
Fondly, Fred and Doreen
CLICK HERE TO READ DICK CLARK'S OBITUARY.


7/31/11:
We are finally here at PB to remodel our unit. We're in the market to find a house manager. We will be doing the management, but would like to find someone local for the cleaning, turn on the air and electricity before arrival and assistance to our guests during their stay.
If anyone has a person/company they can refer or if a full-time resident might be interested in negotiating a deal, please let us know by email or my phone (805) 469-7552.
Thanks, Lisa
 
Lisa Aalberts (E50)
fdwife77@yahoo.com


7/3/11:

Happy 4th of July from your Massachusetts friends!

 
4th of July at the Boston Esplanade
 

4th of July at the Boston Esplanade

 
Ann Burke, Kathleen and Matthew Donaghey, Paula Earle, Mary and Joe King, Linda and Bob Lang, Suzanne and John Lentini, Karen and David Statham, Bette and Charlie Tsoutsouras


6/29/11:
The Blue Hen of Lewes has arrived home, Jerri and I have been busily unloading the boat, working around the house and in the garden. We've also made a couple of trips up to our daughter and granddaughter's farm in Pennsylvania, I'm wiring a new barn for her, we even managed a few dental appointments. I've been racing on a friend's 45 foot sailboat in the Lewes Yacht Club Wednesday night series. I'm finding my ageing arm muscles rebelling at grinding the big deck winches, but I've apparently found my niche as helmsman and tactician.
 
The First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach Newsletter this month contained an item that I think would be of interest to PBV residents and friends. Helen Peace was a long time resident, she and her husband were early owners, she later lived as a widow for many years in E Building. She was very active in the ladies' social activities, and we all missed her strong personality when she moved into a retirement facility on Indian River Blvd. I'm not sure I can scan just the article, I'll retype it here. It is short.

HELEN PEACE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Helen Peace, a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church has moved to Jacksonville. Her daughter tells us that Helen would love to hear from her friends in Vero Beach. Helen's new address is:

Helen Peace
Emeritus at Mandarin
10790 Old St Augustine Road, Apt 240
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Her telephone number may be obtained by calling the church office at 772-562-9088

I attach a picture we took at a Father's Day dinner last week in Pennsylvania. Pictured are Jerri, granddaughter Stephanie, our daughter Cindi Cauffman, and yours truly. Many PBV residents will remember Steph, who, as a very young girl, used to regale the ladies around the pool with her very well informed lectures and demonstrations of hermit crabs and beach creatures of all kinds. Steph is 21 now and a very talented horsewoman, working her way up into the higher levels of Eventing.
Paul
 
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com



6/17/11:
Dear Family & Friends,

"Greetings from Chesapeake City, Maryland, the western end of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal where we finally rang up "Finished With Engines" after a long, 12 1/2 hour day and 158 nautical miles up the Chesapeake Bay. Blue Hen of Lewes is back in home waters, just two miles from the Delaware state line, and on waters where the captain practiced his profession for over 43 years. Tomorrow will be a familiar run of 64 miles down Delaware Bay to Cape Henlopen and home port in Lewes, Delaware . . . ."
Jerri & Paul
 
Paul Ives
plives@juno.com
TO READ MORE OF PAUL AND JERRI'S JOURNEY UP THE INTRA COASTAL ON THEIR BLUE HEN, CLICK HERE.



6/6/11:
END OF SEASON SOCIAL EVENT

Pebble Beach Villas friends dining out at The Tides.


5/30/11:
I am working on writing Thank You cards, and I tend to get a tad tangled up! I am so grateful to my wonderful neighbors here at PBV. The flowers, plants, cookies, caring words, cards, phone calls and offers of help and kindness, it truly has helped. Rick's death was a terrible unexpected shock. Living here with so many good people has meant a lot to me.

I will be staying here, no plans to travel. Gator and I will take our walks and look around daily. If anyone needs any help I can give please just ask.

Thank you so very much.
Cathie Dowhan
cdowhan@aol.com


5/14/11:

Photo by Bob
One day in May, after many cold, cloudy, windy, rainy Ipswich days, the SUN appeared, and Linda and I walked to raise money for Susan's Retreat. We talked about spending next May in Pebble Beach Villas.
Bette
tsou@comcast.net


4/22/11:
We are back home in N.J. and wanted to say we miss all of our friends at Pebble Beach and always enjoy very much our winter months there with all of you. Have a great summer and look forward to seeing all of you in January, 2012.
Leo & Mary Ann Coceano
macoceano@verizon.net


4/21/11:
We were shocked and saddened today to hear of Rick Dowhan's unexpected death last night at his PBV home. All of us in the Pebble Beach Villas Community extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Cathie and to his family. We will always miss Rick's smiles and friendly conversation as he strolled about the PBV grounds with Cathie and their little dog Gator.
CLICK HERE TO READ Rick Dowhan's obituary.


4/8/11:
We are interested in renting at Pebble Beach Villas for the 2012 season. We are looking for 2-3 bedrooms for the months of February and March. Ed Roberts recommended that we post this note. Thank you.
Barbara Kelly
bukelly2@hotmail.com


4/7/11:
Hi Pebble Beach friends! Just heard that our renters are not going to rent E41 next year,and wanted to put it out there. Two bedroom first floor E building unit. Newly renovated and immaculately kept. Three TV's, Three dvd's, telephone and computer hookup. Give us a call if you know anyone interested in March. Thanks, Jay and Susan Hansen
Jay and Susan Hansen
jsvero68@hotmail.com


4/6/11:
We just found out about this won-der ful website. Phil & I were hoping day by day to be down this year but it didn't work out. We're hanging in there. Right now I have tears in my eyes, after going through all the pictures and comments. We missed you all very much, and send our love to all.
Phil & Elaine Petron
philipas@optonline.net


3/25/11:
Nancy's Geraniums


Bar-b-que Hoedown
Click here to see photos of the Hoedown.

3/25/11:


3/25/11:
The Annual PBV Souper Supper
 
A beautiful table spread with favorite soups prepared by Pebble Beach Villas Ladies and shared with Pebble Beach Villas friends.
 


3/24/11:
Roy and Peggy Van Nostrand have moved back to their home after 3 months in a rehab center. Peggy's leg cast was removed March 10th and she is recovering slowly. They will not be down to PBV this spring but are looking forward to returning in November. In the meantime, they are home at
66 East Lake Drive
Amityville, NY 11701
(631) 691-6151
Frank McCauley
fmccauleyjr@aol.com

3/24/11:

Polish Chicken in the Snow
 
Meet Matilda, the most photogenic chichen on the Ranch. Charlie really appreciated the fresh eggs from the Ranch this morning. I don't know if they were Matilda's but he said they were excellent. Thanks Jerri and Paul.
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


3/18/11:
St. Patrick's Day Party

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF OUR ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
Bette
tsou@comcast.net


3/13/11:
SUMMER RENTAL NEEDED
We recently purchased unit 50E and will be remodeling this summer but are not sure of exact dates. Probably it will be late June and then for however long it takes to get the place in shape. We'd like to stay in the complex. Please contact us at email address or by phone (805) 469-7424.
Gary and Lisa Aalberts
gmaalberts@yahoo.com


3/18/11:
Back home again after a fun week at Pebble Beach. We really missed Bingo last night!!! And we miss you all, too. Snow is melting though and the birds are singing and Kasey is back at Nursery School-so things are good! We continue to watch the fun all of you are having via the website. Have a great week everyone!
Mary Anne Strand
mafstrand@yahoo.com


Pebble Beach Villas Parties!
Sign-up sheets posted on Club House bulletin.

3/2/11:


2/28/11:
Gail's great idea, hard work, and genuine care for our PBV community has produced our first Pebble Beach Villas recipe book. Each of the fifty-six pages has a picture and favorite recipe of a PBV resident! Recipes include Appetizers and Beverages, Salads and Dressings, Sauces, and Desserts. I have already bought the ingredients for Augie's Guacamole.

Thank you, Gail, for an outstanding job and for giving each of us our own copy of Dine with the PBV Divas.
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


Pebble Beach Villas Swims!

2/26/11:
 


2/18/11:
We are very sorry to hear that Bob Fisher passed away on Tuesday, February 15th. We have lost a good friend and long-time member of our Pebble Beach Villas community.
CLICK HERE TO READ BOB'S FAMILY'S MESSAGE TO THE PBV COMMUNITY.


2/15/11:
CLICK HERE TO SEE PICURES OF VALENTINE BRUNCH 2011


2/14/11:
I'm sorry I missed seeing you, Dorothy. And, I'm sorry you missed the Valentine Brunch, hosted by Mario and his PBV Men. I experienced this annual event for the first time, and what a pleasant surprise it was. Gus greeting each PBV lady with a kiss and a flower, the beverage crew waiting with mimosas, the cooks in their aprons ready to serve, a brunch table spread with culinary delights, then taking our seats amid hearts, roses, balloons, and friends. Another wonderful day at Pebble Beach Villas, and the men did it all by themselves!
Bette
Bette Tsoutsouras
tsou@comcast.net


2/11/11:
Am back in Atl after a 2 week stay at my A3- Had a great time.
Dorothy
Dorothy Kerrigan
dlkerrigan@att.net


2/7/11:
How delighted we are to find this website. Linda Lang told us to check it out. It is such a pleasure to see our PBV friends again and hear all that is going on there. We miss being there with you, but are very happy and busy in our new location. And think of all the lovely snow you are missing!
Paul and Judy Schroeter
schroeterj@verizon.net


2/4/11:
Just a line to let our friends at PBV know that we aren't going to Egypt!! Our travel agent is trying to come up with an alternate plan, but the prospects are pretty dim. So warm up the pool, the McCrea's will be back a little sooner than we had planned.
Ralph and Mary Ann McCrea
rsmccrea@bellsouth.net


1/24/11:

Hosted by Mario & His Men


1/21/11:
We are back home in Edinboro, PA. It is 12 degrees with a wind chill of -1...and snowing. We were so lucky to have met so many wonderful new neighbors (and so lucky at Bingo, too). I love the website and am very happy to still feel that we will be in touch even though we are not there. Our best wishes to all and we thank you again for such a warm welcome.
Mary Anne Strand
mafstrand@yahoo.com


1/19/11:
Today starts shuffleboard. It will be held every Wednesday at 1:30 and of course all are welcome.
Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net


1/17/11:
The website looks great. Congratulations on a terrific job.
Ralph & Mary Ann McCrea
rsmccrea@bellsouth.net


1/17/11:
The web site is awesome, thanks for doing this, also thank you for making it possible to input information directly on our web site. I love the pictures you put in.
Maddie Higgins
maddiemhiggins@gmail.com


1/16/11:
What a wonderful job, it is so interesting and professionally done. The pictures are a nice touch, I'm sure everyone will enjoy them. Your tribute to Phyllis McCarthy was especially beautiful and will remain a living memorial for all of us who knew and loved her.
Paul & Jerri
plives@juno.com


1/15/11:
Bob and I are chairing Bingo. It begins on this Monday at 7:00 p.m., January 17th and the last one will be April 11th. We'll have a host sign up sheet at the first Bingo which we will host. We hope the interest will continue throughout the season.
Joyce Carter


1/15/11:
Bob and I are absolutely blown away with the website!!!! This is going to be amazing.
Joyce & Bob Carter
bobcarter123@comcast.net


1/15/11:
Now that we have a website, we hope you will send your comments and suggestions. It is a work in progress, and it's very easy to make changes. We want the website to be a reflection of the whole community, so we look forward to hearing from you.
The PBV Board


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