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The Chesapeake Chatter

March 2021

From Your Board

  So much for Spring! April and May brought Summer-like weather, some much-needed rain and a slew of new residents here at the Manor! We’ve seen a lot of turnover during the past couple of months and we look forward to getting to know all of our new neighbors. Whether you’re an owner or a renter, we hope you’ll take a minute to familiarize yourself with the Rules and Regulations here at Chesapeake Manor. They are located here on the Community website at this link.

  We just received some very exciting news regarding the roofs on our buildings. As some may know, the roofs were damaged as a result of a no-name storm in 2018. Well, thanks to the tireless efforts of our HOA Property Manager, Joni Bradley—as well as BOD members Doug Concialdi and Mark Goodman—we’ve received funding from our insurer to replace our roofs! The roofing contractor has agreed to the insurance terms and will be replacing both the sloped and flat roofs, as well as the gutter systems on each building. Members expenses will be limited to the deductible on our policy ($5,000), which has already been accounted for in the in the roofing reserve in our budget. Bottom line: New roofs. No cost. Kudos to all involved.

  On a related note, because of premium rate hikes expected to take effect in calendar year 2022, we’ve invited our current insurance agent to join our next Board meeting on 4/21 to discuss options to control expenses moving forward. We invite you all to attend and listen in via Zoom.

  Landscaping took center stage at the March BOD meeting. Three major areas of concern were identified during the meeting; property irrigation, weed and pest control and changes to existing foliage and shrubbery to achieve a more consistent look between our two buildings. The first two issues are already being addressed with their respective vendors, but the Board is seeking everyone’s input regarding the latter. As you drive around town, if you see something in terms of landscape that catches your eye—snap a picture of it and share it with the Board. You’ll find our emails here. 

Meet Your Neighbors


Ann and Bruce Chapman are owners of Apt. 104.  The Chapmans reside in a small town that is a suburb of Ottawa, Canada, but try to visit their ‘place in the south’ for a few weeks once or twice annually—sometimes with a family member.  When not exploring the Naples area they can usually be found on Naples’ wonderful beach or 'at the pool'.

Ann is a former civil engineer who switched careers to become a real estate broker.  Bruce is a consultant whose clients are companies in the commercial fishing industry on Canada’s Atlantic coast. 

They both love to travel - Bruce’s work takes him regularly to Asia and Europe, where he and Ann explore as much as they are able.

Around Town

Here are some happenings in and around Naples in the coming weeks. For more details, visit

Just For Fun


Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls

(St. Patty’s Day Appetizer)


6 Savoy cabbage leaves

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup chopped parsley and/or dill

1/2 pound corned beef, cut into strips

2 slices rye bread, cut into strips

Whole-grain mustard, for serving



1.    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the cabbage leaves and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Rinse under cold water, then drain and pat dry; slice in half.

2.    Stir together the mayonnaise and herbs in a small bowl; spread on the cabbage leaves. 

3.    Toss the corned beef with the mustard in a small bowl. 

4.    Top the cabbage leaves with a few strips each of the bread and corned beef. Roll up and slice in half.

Smoking at Chesapeake Manor

 In order to protect the rights of all residents, while recognizing the health and safety concerns of everyone, the BOD voted on a new regulation, which restricts smoking in the enclosed Pool area to the South end of the Pool area—effective immediately. Please notice the new signage and use the provided receptacle in that area.

Also, please note: STATE LAW FORBIDS SMOKING IN ALL ENCLOSED COMMON AREAS of the Condominium. This includes, but is not limited to, the laundry rooms and storage areas. These restrictions apply to any lighted smoking product, as well as vaping products. Thanks for your cooperation!

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