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NOTABLE NEIGHBORS
by Julie Gabell
 
  
PATRICIA LEE
Linkside West

    This cook has a pot on every burner. Musician, teacher, author, caterer, culinary dillitante, wife and mother, Patricia Lee has let no grass grow under her feet. A multi-talented Gemini, she fits all the characteristics of her astrological sign. Because her successes range over a wide expanse of interests, she has demonstrated a remarkable knack for reinventing herself.
    A single mother of three, she tapped into her musical training for survival. Drawing on her background in piano, she launched a thriving career, first as an individual instructor and later in partnership with her eldest daughter, Nicol. Though Pat and Nicol’s School of Music continued to attract students for the next 35 years, Patricia herself eventually escaped the daily routine by revisiting a former dream of becoming an entertainer. Because her family disapproved, the venture was short-lived. Only recently was she able to cut three vocal CD’s.
   Back she went to the drawing board. She had always been an excellent student, so it was only natural that she should study at St. John’s University and earn her BA and MA in mathematics. Eventually, this decision led to her obtaining a twenty-three year teaching position at Pasco-Hernando Community College.
   As if she did not have enough to do during this period, Patricia took another leap of faith and opened Elegance On a Budget, a bridal shop which Patricia, now turned designer, seamstress, custodian, and manager, soon found to be tense and stressful. After seven years of dealing with brides and bridal parties, she happily moved on…!
   Patricia admits to being a “foodie,” has taken culinary courses, read extensively, and is addicted to TV cooking shows. When she was asked by one of her piano students to cook an Italian dinner for her son’s Bar Mitzvah, she agreed. Her efforts were so successful that the woman asked Patricia if she would fill in as a cook at the Jewish Center. She remained for the next seven years. It was there that she learned the ins and outs of providing food for large groups and found that she had a gift for organizing and pulling off dinners for special events. This realization opened the door to yet another career: catering. She currently does this on the side by invitation.
   In 2014, Patricia ticked off one more item on her “bucket list”: She published her unique cooknook "Fear of Flying Cookbook" (www.fearofflyingcookbook.com). This long-standing project was born when Patricia, who is afraid to fly, decided it would be fun to travel via food to those spots inaccessible to her except by plane. The project became a family affair. As Patricia researched traditional foods for ten different countries, her husband, Glenn, a retired history teacher, wrote the story of food for the selected countries. Her son, Bart, a graphic artist, put the finishing touches on the final product. Patricia numbers this effort among her greatest achievements, a two year labor of love of which she is most proud.
   Patricia’s hobbies include singing, dancing, crocheting, and tending to the couple’s three dogs. For fun she studied Tarot cards and now does private readings. “Food, music, design, and teaching--that is me in one sentence,” claims Patricia. Today, given her track record, her friends wonder what will be next. Whatever it is, Beacon Woods will be enriched by Patricia’s talent, energy, and enthusiasm.

 

        

 
Beacon Woods Civic Association
Maggi Kosuda, Manager
12440 Clocktower Pkwy.
Bayonet Point FL 34667
727-863-1267

Office Hours:  M-F 9-5PM
Saturday: 1-4PM
manager@bwcai.org

 click here for Civic Center Hours

If you have lost your login information....click on "login" and then click "forgot password."  You will be assigned a new password.  After you receive it and logon again, you can go to the bottom of the page to Update Profile.  You can then change your user name and password to something easy for you to  remember.  If you need any other help please contact manager@bwcai.org.

2014-2015 Officers
Peggy Weiss,  President
Jim Massey, Vice President
Ron Hubbs, Treasurer
Mary Moore, Secretary

Directors
John Gearity
Joe Kelly
Bill Bunting
Deisy Rossano
Ken Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 
Upcoming Events
Architectural Review Committee
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 Civic Center 10am

Christmas Holiday
Thursday, December 25th, 2014
All facilities closed

Bulletins
BEST WISHES FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR FROM YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF!  
 
 
TO VIEW THE BEACON WOODS DEED RESTRICTIONS CLICK ON COMMUNITY PROFILE ON THE UPPER LEFT SIDE OF THIS HOME PAGE AND SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE.  
 
 
 
 
Hurricane Disaster Supply Kit  Also see important Hurricane information on the Members Activities Page/CERT
 
BEACON WOODS CAVE SYSTEM VIDEOS & MAPS AVAILABLE  CLICK HERE
 
 
WE NOW COLLECT BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Clip “Box Tops for Education” labels & earn cash for the area schools. 
This program provides equipment for classrooms and playgrounds.  They are found on the following products:  Campbells, General Mills, Pillsbury, Nestle, Yoplait, Ziploc, Hefty, Scott, Cottonelle, Kleenex, Hanes, Betty Crocker, Land O’Lakes, Green Giant and more.  Over 200 brands participate.  You can shop through btfe.com at Barnes & Noble, jcpenney and Target to earn eBox Tops. Enter bonus box tops sweepstakes online for offers in our area, too.  Please drop off your Box Tops at the Civic Center.
 
Can Tab Program
Please bring your can tabs to the Civic Center.  We are collecting the tabs to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children.  Although they may be small, the can tabs quickly add up and eventually bring a substantial amount of money each year to support the Shriner's mission to provide expert medical care to children at no cost.  Monies are also used to purchase items for the patients such as arts and crafts.
 
 
Clubhouse Hours
In addition to the normal business hours Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM, the Clubhouse is also open on Saturdays from 1-4PM.  It is available for dropping off payments, obtaining new homeowner packets, card playing or enjoy a leisure day reading in the free Beacon Woods Lending Library.
 
  

Assessments Now Due

The Beacon Woods Maintenance fees are $280.00 per year, $140.00 per 6 months or $70.00 per quarter for each home.

 
The 1st Quarter assessments for 2015 are due for January, February & March.  Please check with the Civic Center for your correct balance.

The Administrative Late Fee of $25.00 will automatically be applied to delinquent accounts on the tenth day of the second month of the quarter (for this quarter that date is February 10th). Please bring or send your ID cards with your payments so they can be updated, as they are necessary for access to the facilities and the Board meetings.

Ambulance Fund Applications                       
Renewals and New memberships for August 1, 2014 thru July 31, 2015.  $10/person pays $100/emergency ambulance usage.  Click here for Ambulance Fund Application

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2008 Long Range Planning Committee Report

Garage Sale Info