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NOTABLE NEIGHBORS
by Julie Gabell 

ANN SHERMAN
Sandy Trails
 
    Born in Elma, N. Y., Ann Sherman was one of five energetic children who kept their    parents on their toes 24/7. A product of a loving environment, she thrived in her early years and excelled in whatever task she undertook.
    Always eager to learn, she was apprenticed while she was in high school to a German cook who had started her own restaurant. Because Ann knew how to keep her counsel, she soon earned the respect of her employer. This bond was further reinforced when it was learned that Ann had steadfastly refused to reveal the restaurant’s secret recipe for a signature cabbage salad. The two women became friends and, as a result, Ann was entrusted with many of her mentor’s “secrets of the trade.”  
    She met and married David Sherman in 1959. From day one, they were a team, a partnership that has lasted throughout 57 years of marriage. Together they built a successful auto parts inventory business, though motherhood put a temporary halt to Ann’s key involvement as company auditor.
    The Sherman’s had two children: son, Bryant and daughter, Linda. While they were still in school, Ann took a continuing education course in the art of cake decorating. Later she taught a comparable course to High School students in the Buffalo area. Her class became so popular that she was asked to give a demonstration on television.
     A close-knit family who enjoyed traveling together, the Shermans came to Florida on a vacation trip in 1974. It was then that they discovered Beacon Woods, fell in love with the pristine surroundings, and decided to stay.
    Once the family settled, Dave and Ann invested in a small coffee shop in Hudson. Ann worked in the bakery and specialized in wedding cakes; Dave was donut “guru.” The A Quality Bakery with its hometown baked goods and bread, soon became known for its Swedish rye bread and friendly ambiance. In 1981 the shop was commissioned to supply goodies for the official opening of the Regional Medical Center, then Bayonet Point Hospital.
    In 1989, the couple sold the bakery and set out to see the world. This they did with much planning and great enthusiasm, though by the time of their return, they had “been there, done that” to the point of exhaustion.
Now the problem for the energetic Ann became, What shall I do for the rest of my life?
    It was not long before she found out. The administrator of a local nursing home asked her to work with them. Hesitant at first, she finally signed on as a cook. At this time, she also took certification courses in dietary management and later accepted a position as dietary manager.
    In 2007 Ann retired for the second time. But now her interests had done a complete about face. She became fascinated with butterflies and began to study and ear them. She collected their eggs, traced the butterfly life cycle, studied their habits and habitat, and became well versed in all things butterfly.  Her husband, a staunch supporter from the outset, went into the “construction business,” building nurseries and overseeing the project’s progress.
    Ann‘s fascination with butterflies is contagious. She is passionate about the need to tune in to the wonders of our environment and believes in the personal gratification found in discovering beauty in the ordinary things that surround us. “Butterflies are free and charm us with the magic of color, variety, and form,” she says. “Their graceful allure lifts us beyond ourselves to see specialness in little things.”
    Throughout Ann’s life her motto has been “If I don’t know it, I can learn it,” thus making her a fascinating woman of multiple interests. With her current crusade for butterflies, she brings to Beacon Woods a unique touch of beauty that is sometimes hard to find in today’s busy world.
 
 

Beacon Woods Civic Association, Inc. 
12440 Clocktower Parkway
Bayonet Point, FL 34667
(727) 863-1267
Fax (727) 863-4857
                                                  
                                                  

 

    2016 Board of Directors

   President - Peggy Weiss
   Vice President - Jim Massey
   Secretary - Iggy Rodriguez
   Treasurer- Ken Smith
   Director - Ron Hubbs
   Director - John Gearity
   Director - Bill Bunting
   Director - Bill Wiser

 

                                              


 
Upcoming Events
Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 30th, 2016
Clubhouse closed to normal business - Outside facilities open 8am - 9:30pm

Memorial Day Tribute
Monday, May 30th, 2016 Civic Center 10am-11am

Bulletins
THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY "SALUTE TO THE EMPTY CHAIR" CELEBRATION.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
 
BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOP AGENDA FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016 AT 10 AM.  CLICK HERE
 
PAY DUES ONLINE  (via e-Check or Credit Card - Fees will apply)
 
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 2nd Quarter assessments for 2016 are due for April, May and June.  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 May 10th).   To avoid this Administrative late fee your payment must be received no later then May 9th.  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, 2016 thru July 31, 2017.  $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