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Greetings from The Harbours!
It’s December in PARADISE! The election is behind us. Thanksgiving is behind us. Now it’s time to enjoy the holiday season in beautiful weather that allows you to stroll the many decorated downtowns without the bulk of winter outerwear and shivering cold air.

Of course, December also means many more cars on the road and many more people walking around those charming downtowns. That’s why those of us who live here all year round love the summer. It’s the best kept secret in S. FL. Don’t tell the snowbirds!

Whatever holiday you celebrate, we hope it brings you cheer and good health. And certainly, we want to take the time to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year.

A Harbours Phenomenon: Dog Buggies throughout the Aberdeen East community; we see people walking their dogs, but in the Harbours, we have a regular group of pet owners who walk their dogs in strollers. They can be seen strolling at various times of the day, spanning the Harbours’ roads. This is highly unusual as most people take their pets out for exercise and to relieve themselves. But in this case, the pets are taking their owners out for a stroll.

Carriages are used for many reasons, not the least of which is the dogs are aging just like their owners and need a little help, and some dogs have arthritis or cataracts and find it hard to walk or see on the roads. And I‘ve heard, particularly in the summer, the asphalt can be really hot on their paws.

These pet owners have become great walking buddies, and probably know more people in the Harbours than anyone else. Everyone stops to say hello to the dogs and the petparents.

Get to know your neighbors.
Judith Gordon, a resident of the Harbours for 3 and one half years, has met a lot of wonderful people living here. She originally comes from Brooklyn, NY, moving to Dayton, OH, later going to Ohio State University where she met her husband and moved back to Long Island, NY. She raised 3 children and when thinking of retirement, decided to move to FL 33 years ago. She now has 7 grandchildren, 5 of whom live in Lake Worth and Wellington.

Judith has been active in religious and civic organizations throughout her life and held high offices many times. She continues to work part-time as a Financial Assistant, which she has been doing for 15 years for a school based out of the country. She also works part-time as an interior decorator known as “The Frugal Decorator.”

All in all, Judith loves living in Aberdeen and life is enjoyable.

On a not so happy note:
We would like to extend our condolences to Gert Geremia and family, on the passing of her husband Daniel.

A few of our year-round residents have had recent surgeries or hospital stays. We hope this newsletter finds you all recuperated and ready for a happy holiday season.

Residents who would like to share their news or let your neighbors know a little bit about your interests, please e-mail your information to Wendy Latman: wlatman@bellsouth.net

Hospitality Committee of The Harbours @ Aberdeen

Harbour Lights

Greetings from The Harbours!

Fall is in the air and we want to welcome our winter residents back to The Harbours. We have missed you and look forward to seeing you at clubhouse activities, the pool and just walking around the neighborhood.

The Harbours Board of Directors has engaged a new landscaper the last couple of months. We hope everyone is enjoying the much improved landscaping in the Harbours. Looks are everything, so they say.

November is the month of Thanksgiving. We wish everyone a bountiful Thanksgiving. If you have guests who will be staying with you who drive RV’s or trucks, they can park their vehicles in the clubhouse back parking lot, with permission from Lisa Stoler, the clubhouse manager.

Nov. 8th is Election Day. It’s important that everyone vote for our next President as well as other offices in the Senate and the House.

Nov. 6th is Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour.

Now for some happy, good local news:

Anita Kaplan visited her children for the Jewish holidays in October.

Congratulations to Mary Pastore, whose granddaughter was married in St. Pete last month. Congratulations to Fran and Mike Caesar on their grandson’s bar mitzvah in October.

We had a sighting of our winter residents, Michael and Marion Freedman, who visited The Harbours briefly to be close by for their grandson’s bar mitzvah. Congratulations!

Get to know your neighbors:

Shirley Weinstein writes: “I have been volunteering at Ru4Me Pet Rescue on Congress Ave. The cats and a few dogs are fostered during the week and brought in for adoption Saturday and Sunday, although there are a few resident cats in Petsmart, which can be viewed during store hours on weekdays. Knowing the animals are going to good homes is so rewarding. It’s personally pleasurable to observe the interaction of the children who visit and communicate with the cats.”

I mainly work at the front desk where we accept donations and sell cute cat items as well as answer questions about the organization.

Gail Peele reports that she likes to take her darling dog, Roxie,to the malls pushing her in a stroller. She takes advantage of the air-conditioning, the stimulation and the exercise. She tries not to buy on each trip, but she says, “Sometimes I weaken and can’t help myself”. She reports that her next door neighbor spends most of her time taking care of a husband with a disability, and her sick sister. She is smart, funny, generous and beautiful.

The Hospitality Committee would like to take this time to wish Ray Kunkel, who served this community for so many years, a speedy recovery and good health.

Residents who would like to share their news or let your neighbors know a little bit about your interests, please e-mail your information to Wendy Latman: wlatman@bellsouth.net.

Hospitality Committee of The Harbours @ Aberdeen