Henry and Janet Jacobs

It’s never too late for love!  New residents Henry and Janet Jacobs proved it when they were married onFebruary 11, 2013, in Plymouth Harbor’s MacNeil Chapel.

The newlyweds first became acquainted 35 years ago when they were both members of the ‘Swedish Walking Club’ in Maryland.  Janet lived in Timonium and Henry resided in nearby Towson.

Years passed and their lives converged again about 25 years later.  According to Janet, “things got a little more serious” between them during the past couple years.  They decided to marry and Henry made all of the arrangements in just seven days.  He said, “There was never any question as to where we’d have the wedding; the chapel is beautiful!”

Twenty-six guests joined the happy couple — friends and family from Michigan as well as several cities throughout Florida.  Henry’s 18-month old great-great niece, Reese Rose, served as flower girl.  The ceremony was followed by a dinner in the private dining room.

 

Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay is proud to present Black Orchids, an exhibition of photographs by Ellen Gottlieb Steele, in the Mezzanine Gallery, March 12 – April 22, 2013, with open reception Tuesday, March 12 at 4:30 – 6:00pm.

Ellen Gottlieb Steele has been a printmaker-photographer for many years. Her works hang in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe. In 2006, one of her photographs was chosen to be shown in the S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.  Steele has had two one-woman shows in New York and this is her second show in the Mezzanine Gallery at Plymouth Harbor.

All of the images in this show are photographic. None of them have been altered by any computer-generated process. Their abstract nature is a result of the actual printing process itself. Some of them have been enhanced with the application of watercolor. The photographs were taken in Sarasota at Selby Gardens in 2012.

Black Orchids, an exhibit of photographs by Ellen Gottlieb Steele – at the Mezzanine Gallery at Plymouth Harbor, March 12 – April 22, 2013. Open reception, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 4:30-6:00pm.

Margaret is originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica. She moved to the United States in 1999 and has lived in Employee of the Month for December 2012the Sarasota area since 2003. Her mother, brother, and sister live in the area as well.

Margaret graduated from the Continental Academy in Coral Gables, FL in 2002 and received her LPN license from Manatee Technical Institute in 2007. Previously working at Bradenton Health Care, and Riviera Palms as an LPN, Margaret came to Plymouth Harbor in October of 2009 as a full time, morning nurse.

Margaret has received “exceeds standards” remarks on her most recent appraisal in her Job Knowledge, Efficiency, and Attitude. Her supervisor describes her as very competent and proficient. She is quiet and goes about her work with a smile.

Notes from her nomination forms read:

Margaret deserves to be Employee of the Month because of her dedication to Plymouth Harbor. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate nurse. Margaret comes to the rescue when needed to fill in for call-offs or in the 3-11 shift. Margaret is very cheerful and always has a positive attitude, she never complains.

On a personal note, Margaret is mom to son Damarian (9) who plays basketball and keeps her very busy. She enjoys evenings out with friends when not busy with her son.

It is our privilege to recognize Margaret today as the “Employee of the Month” for December 2012. As a tangible expression of our appreciation, you will have sole use of the Employee of the Month reserved parking space during the entire month of December. You will also receive $100 in cash and eight hours of PTO. This honor will also be noted in an upcoming issue of the resident publication, The Harbor Light.

Employee of the month November 2012Jorge is originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. He lived in New York where he worked at Value Restaurant Corp. for almost 20 years. He held several positions including Server and Kitchen Steward. His previous employer described him as very responsible, reliable, dedicated, and very easy to work with. He was their best worker and an excellent all-around employee.

Jorge relocated to Sarasota in 2011 and came to Plymouth Harbor as a full time Steward that August. He has only been with Plymouth Harbor for a year, and has already received “Exceed Standard” remarks on his appraisals for Job Knowledge, Quality of Work, Efficiency, Attitude, Responsiveness to Supervisor, Attendance, Personal Conduct, and Relationship with People.

His supervisors describe him as thorough and clean, neat and tidy; always finishing his duties quickly and with quality in mind helping others reach the same quality. “Jorge is a team player and always upbeat, which makes others feel more positive. Jorge is one of our best employees who sets the bar high.”

His colleagues say: “Jorge definitely has the requirements to be nominated for Employee of the Month. He is always smiling and a pleasure to work with. His job is always done with pride and efficiency. Jorge can often be found on his down time doing additional projects without needing to be asked.”

Jorge says that he loves working at Plymouth Harbor, because he is part of a wonderful team.