Circling The Coves

Are you wondering where 2016 went? Dr. Seuss poetically exclaimed, “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness, how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”

Maybe we don’t express it so cleverly, but most residents have been in the midst of holiday activities since Halloween, and with Thanksgiving gone and Christmas Day and Hanukkah both on the 25th of this month, it has been one event after another. Aren’t we fortunate to live in such an accessible area of FL and in such an active community?

The Coves bid adieu to several residents in October; however, closings were too late to be included in the November column. We said good-bye to Don and Yvette Keegan, who were long-time Coves residents. We are so grateful to Yvette for her many years and expertise on our Board of Directors.

She served as secretary, taking meticulous minutes at each meeting, and authored and facilitated the sending of Coves e-blasts. Also moving away in October were Maryann Cotagno and Lise Demers. We welcome new residents Mark and Debora Tietbohl, Alan and Melissa Binaghi, and Joseph and Patricia Avendano. We hope they are enjoying our friendly community.

Speaking of new residents, there is another new entity to welcome. As of Dec. 1, 2016, The Coves welcomes a new management company. After months of consideration and interviews, Capital. Realty Investors, Inc. of Palm Beach Gardens, has been hired as our new Property Management Company. Mr. Bill Haas is the name of our new Property Manager and you will have a chance to meet him at a Dec. 14th Open House. This Meet & Greet Open House, at which Mr. Haas and the Capital Realty Management team will be introduced and take questions, will be held at the East Clubhouse at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Please plan on joining us for this wonderful opportunity. We thank GRS Mgmt. for over 20 years of service with The Coves. We are quite confident you will be pleased with Mr. Haas “and company.”

By now, our walks and stairways have been pressure-washed and are company-ready for the holidays. With the influx of seasonal residents and guests, please remember to leave all guest parking spaces facing the buildings available for GUESTS, and park your second cars in one of the many available spaces facing the East and West berms. Keeping your porch lights on at night will not only create, a safe and welcoming atmosphere, it will help discourage the trespassers and groups of people using the Coves just to “hang out” as they did in late October. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy sent the 5 cars and their occupants away. Car vandalism in complexes was rampant in early November in the Lake Worth area, so be alert and keep cars locked. It also goes without saying to remember to break down all those gift boxes and shipping cartons that will arrive during the month before disposing of them. Overflowing dumpsters are always an issue during the winter months when our buildings are fully occupied. Just use common sense and courtesy for “the next guy.”

I would love to share your holiday happenings in this column. Please submit your entries to In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. Winter in S FL is a delightful time of year. Enjoy every moment before it “soon becomes too late.”