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Valentine’s Day Dance 2014 Photos by Si Solow

OUR FATHER “THE KNIGHT” By Barbara Stromer, Michele Stromer and Diane Stromer-Lentini Our father is a knight. We’d never actually met a knight before but now we have one right in our own family. On November 8th at the Lycee Francais de New York our father sat on stage with 34 other war heroes from WWII and was awarded the Insignia of Chevalier (knight) of the French Legion of Honor for his service and help in liberating France during WWII. It was a truly moving ceremony to see all those great men on stage and hear their stories of valor. Adding to our special day, we had the good fortune to have a limo provided to us for the day from the UFA. Our father was a NYC firefighter for 26½ years. He was elected to the UFA and served two terms as Brooklyn Trustee. The current trustee, who was 7 at the time our father was in office, was able to secure a seat at the ceremony and came with the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs from Mayor Bloomberg’s office. Even our father’s old boss from the law firm he worked at when he retired from the fire department was somehow able to come to this special limited seating event. When State Senator Jose Peralta heard about our father’s award he presented him with a proclamation

and held a small photo op. That proclamation is also registered in Albany. To top all this off, JetBlue also believes our father is a hero. To show their appreciation for his service they gave him a very special surprise. They had their people greet us curbside at LaGuardia airport and escort us to the gate. The sign at the curb lit up in bright lights, said, LGA SALUTES WORLD WAR II VETERAN DANIEL STROMER.” At the gate, we could see the very special plane that JetBlue had brought in just for our father called the JetBlue Bravest. It was painted red with the fire department insignia in honor of the FDNY. An announcement was made at the gate about our father being a knight and retired NYC firefighter. Prior to boarding, our father was brought to the plane for a photo op with the crew. He remarked, “Alec Baldwin doesn’t like this?” The passengers all wanted to shake our father’s hand and wanted their picture taken with him. On the flight to Ft. Lauderdale, the crew treated our parents like royalty. When the plane landed, the Broward fire department showered the plane on the tarmac as a salute to our father. This was a breathtaking sight. JetBlue saved the biggest surprise till last. Upon disembarking, our parents were greeted by the Broward fire department and the Broward sheriff’s department. They were escorted to the

gate where a ceremony was held on our father’s behalf. He was surrounded by JetBlue representatives, the Broward fire department, Broward sheriff’s department, passengers and the TSA, who stood at attention and saluted him during the ceremony. He was presented with a replica of the plane he had just flown in on. It was very touching and very surreal. All these events are hard to believe because we still just call him “dad.” But knowing our father as we do, we know it’s an honor well deserved. Our family is obviously very proud of our father. We salute him and all the men and woman who have proudly served our country. God Bless the USA.





Women are dreamers. If a woman has ideals she should break the ties of an illusion of love. She will be much happier. You cannot live in a false facade. She can become depressed. Do not let this happen. The love feeling either is or was real. A new beginning should be in the making. Try reaching a new plateau of life. Climb the ladder and strive for emotional success. Wear a necklace of white pearls. Regret is the cancer of life. We cannot change the past or predict the future. Happiness is on the way.



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Valentine’s Day Music in the Lobby INTERNATIONAL SINGERS


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Nostalgia Films

Nostalgia Films Sponsored by Century Village resident Bruce Presentations are held Every Sunday at 1 p.m. sharp in the Media Room In order to minimize disruption, there will be NO ADMITTANCE after 1 p.m.

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“Victory At Entebbe” Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor


“Mrs. Skeffington” Bette Davis, Claude Rains


100% High Quality Digital Entertainment!

Sponsored by Century Village resident Richard Presentations are held WEDNESDAYS AT 1 P.M. In order to minimize disruption, there will be NO ADMITTANCE after 1 p.m.

APRIL 2014 2 “Seconds” 91 min. Rock Hudson, Richard Anderson

9 “Madama Butterfly” 122 min. Filmed in Japan, Sung in Italian English subtitles

16 “David and Bathsheba”

“Rosemary’s Baby” Mia Farrow, John Cassavettes

115min. Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward

23 “Critics Choice”


“Fatal Attraction” Michael Douglas, Glenn Close

100 min. Bob Hope, Lucille Ball

30 “Midnight In Paris” 90 min. Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams

HOUSEHOLD HINTS • Measuring Honey: Measuring honey with a spoon is easy but getting it all off the spoon is another matter... so first rub the spoon with margarine. • Dropping Cookie Dough: To get cookie dough to drop without sticking dip the spoon in milk first. • Leftover Pie Dough: Extra pie dough? Cover it with some parmesan and gruyere cheese and you’ll bake a delicious appetizer — at the very same meal with your pie as dessert. • Easy Shelling: Pecans are easy to shell if they are first soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes or so. Or microwave 2 cups of pecans or Brazil nuts in 1 cup of water for 5 to 6 minutes on High. • Storing Cake: If you store half an apple in the container which you are storing a cake, the cake will retain its freshness. • Cheesy Apple Pie: Don’t just serve cheese with apple pie, bake it right in. Spread grated s h a r p Cheddar on the bottom of the crust before adding the apple filling. • Sticking Cake Layers: Cake layers sticking to the bottom of

the pans? Put them back in a warm oven for a short time. The layers will then come out without a problem. Or, try lining the bottom of your pans with waxed paper. • Instant Pudding Breaks Down After Storing? Enzymes from saliva will break down the pudding after eating. To prevent this, do not eat from the original bowl then store. Serve portions to be eaten in separate bowls. • Fresh Strawberries Instead of Frozen: Remember to crush the strawberries before measuring them. This will equalize the proportions for measuring.

Shhhhhh! Please be kind to your neighbors. Keep your voices, television, radio, etc. down low after 10 p.m.

LIFE IN THE WIND By Jerry Silver I can remember it even today. The story takes place easily over thirty years ago. At the time, I had been working for the Miami Beach Post Office on 40th Street. It was kind of a breezy morning that January. I was walking up the back platform to go inside to report to work. I noticed a few mail sacks laying outside. The wind seemed to be really moving those mail sacks around, especially this one orange sack. Then, Larry, another clerk walked in. He said, “Boy is sure is a breezy morning.” I said, “Did you notice that orange sack really rustling in the wind?” He said that he really noticed that. Then, the mail truck arrived and we had to go help unload the truck. I, Larry and Leroy and another fellow from the special delivery section went outside to unload the truck. We all started unloading, then all of a sudden comes this noise like screaming. It was coming from that orange sack. We all were wondering what was going on. All of a sudden this little man jumps out of the orange sack. The first reaction was, “what are you doing here? This is government property, you don’t belong here.” The man said he

had been sleeping in the sack and that life had not been good to him. Then Leroy asked if he could help. The man said, “No, my own people don’t even help me.” Well, Leroy, being this kind of gentle giant of a man with always a smiling face, jumped back a couple of steps. There was a scowl that came on Leroy’s face that I had never seen before. We went back inside and told the supervisor what had been going on. He said that we need to get this mail up, and to tell the person to leave or he would have to call the postal police. But Leroy decided to take the man to breakfast. And who really knows how the wind blows and what direction does life take us. We all have been through some tough times in life. At times we’ve had to raise ourselves up and try to do better. And the path sometimes is so difficult. I know sometimes how tough it has been in my own life. And some others even worse. And for some it doesn’t seem to get better. The wind that is blowing seems so powerful in their life. So, when you walk outside try to take notice how the wind is blowing in your life or someone else’s. And Try to go on and be strong with patience and fortitude against that wind!

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Century Village’s Secret Garden Receives The Broward County NatureScape Emerald Award On March 8th, Century Village V.P. George Beckhart, along with residents Lisa Sigelbaum and Vicki Mills and PCM Property Manager Barbara Ruffino, accepted the Broward Country Emerald Award for Special Achievement at Tree Tops Park in Davie. This award was presented by 2 Broward County commissioners and was in recognition of Century Village’s Secret Garden. Located on the south side of Buckingham D, this large wooded area is home to more than 24 species of butterflies and moths as well as dozens of bird species, from Finches and Woodpeckers to Mockingbirds and Blue Jays. In 2012, the Secret Garden was certified by NatureScape and the Wild Life Federation as a bird and butterfly habitat. If you haven’t visited before, there are several sections: An Exotic Tropical Section known as Little Hawaii with Bromeliads, Bird of Paradise, Ti Plants and colorful Ground Orchids. There is even a working Sun Dial. There is an English Garden area with Lavender, Pink Roses and flowers, and, of course, the Butterfly Section. You will see vines that are there specifically for the caterpillars to eat – and many are half-eaten and raggedy. These halfeaten vines show a thriving life cycle and are the reason you will see so many butterflies. When you come, please remember to look up. There are many Orchids and Bromeliads in the trees, and many of those Orchids are currently blooming or about to bloom. There is a lovely bench sitting under the shade trees with hanging Spanish Moss. Here you can sit, listen to the birds sing, feel the wind as it blows through, and of course, butterfly watch. This garden is an 8-year labor of love created by Lisa and Vicki, and like a painting, it is constantly evolving and changing. New flowers and plants are constantly going in. If you haven’t been yet, look for the 2 Copper and Glass Butterfly Sculptures mounted on steel poles. this is the entrance to another world. A place to come and relax, decompress, meditate, marvel at nature and reconnect again to the wonderful world we live in. All that is asked is respect for what has and is being done. Please do not take anything from this garden except memories and pictures. A very special thank you goes out to Progressive Community Management. Without their support, this garden would not have been possible. Although the garden is the residents’ creation, Progressive staff was able to see the possibilities. Over the years they have encouraged the efforts, helped with ideas, added additional sprinklers where there wasn’t coverage and helped in more ways than can be listed. So thank you Barbara, thank you Carlos, and a big thank you to Raymond Sierra. We will say it again - you could have taken the easy road and said no. Instead you opened your hearts and minds and took a chance, and we love you for it.

Page 80 • THE LATROBEUM SPECIES By Jack Gallagher To many people the town of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, conveys the image of Rolling Rock beer and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Others may recall that Latrobe competed with Canton, Ohio, for housing the professional football hall of fame but lost out - a loss somewhat offset by the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers hold their pre-season training in Latrobe. To most sports fans, however, the mention of Latrobe conjures up the name of the town's most famous celebrity, golfer great Arnold Palmer. So widespread is his fame that I sometimes wonder if a swarm of golf bugs once hovered over Latrobe, and a giant one of that breed descended just long enough to bite Arnold. The other inhabitants obviously were not subjected to the same attack, but a few of the smaller ones may have managed to infect some of the residents. After donning my pseudo-scientific thinking cap, I now call that breed of golf bugs the latrobeum species; and I am convinced that my preacher father, who lived in Latrobe as a boy, became a victim of one of those strange latrobeum critters. I must admit that in Dad's case the incubation period of the virus covered many years until it burst into full bloom. No, Dad did not become a pro golfer - nor even a member of a country club. After all, he was not a victim of a giant bug of that species. His bite, prob-

AN AMAZING STORY OR HOW TO REDECORATE IN ONE WEEK By Jacky Jeter I am so lucky. My daughter is a Type A Personality who recently came for a week’s visit from Arizona. I love her dearly and am impressed with the way she multitasks and drives herself to achieve. This dynamo of energy subscribes to a life style of ‘lead, follow, or get out of the way.’ When she arrived for her visit, one of the first things she unpacked was a tape measure. Who visits with a tape measure? I’ll admit that I am not used to having guests unpack a tape measure - intending to use it, of course. However, this is the woman who was at my back when I visited nursing homes and lawyers before my husband died. Afterwards she helped me shop for wall deco as I moved into Century Village. In short, she is there for me. and I am blessed. “Mom, your place needs window treatments. That’s what we’re going to do this week.” Okay. Lucky me. Now I don’t have to entertain; she’ll entertain herself, I thought. I have blinds in my apartment. They are not spectacular blinds, but they are very nice blinds, and I have not been unhappy with

The COOPPA Guardian ably by an infant bug, finally manifested itself in a totally unexpected way - a miniature golf course that he built in our backyard in Windber, Pennsylvania, so that the young people in the Methodist Church's Epworth League could have fun on those evenings when they met at the parsonage. Apparently I have immunity to those latrobeum creatures. In my high school basketball days in nearby Greensburg I played in Latrobe, and as a young man I even dated a girl there; but at no time did I suffer a golf bug attack. There can be little doubt, however, that my youngest brother, Fulton, attracted those bugs. At a very young age he acquired a small tract of land in the Latrobe area and spent time growing corn there. During that time, I am convinced, the bugs undoubtedly spotted him and launched an attack. He probably evaded that swarming attack except for one tiny critter recently out of the larva stage - and most likely with a birth defect. I sustain this theory because of a visit with him at his home in Bemidji, Minnesota. During that visit I attended his country club's annual tournament - and what a tournament! Before describing that event, let me tell you something about Bemidji. It is about the coldest place in the United States, and that frigid climate continues throughout most of the year. If you ask a Bemidjian about what he does in the summer, his standard reply is, "If it's a warm day, we have a picnic." In short, Bemidji offers no attraction for the latrobeum species. Nor is it surprising that

Bemidji's golf season lasts only from mid-May or early June until early September. Golfing at other times is virtually impossible unless you don't mind playing with ice-laden clubs and riding a snowmobile in search of snowcovered holes. In short, Bemidji offers no challenge to Latrobe as a golfer's paradise. Fulton came into this frigid climate many years ago when he joined the faculty of the University in Bemidji, but it was not until his participation in the annual golf tournament that the long-ago latrobeum virus deposited within him finished its incubation and surfaced. The tournament carried the pompous title of " The Thorson Closed Open International." Fulton, who eventually replaced Thorson as the tourney's director, says, “Sometimes we would use the term National if we couldn't get someone from Canada to drive across the nearby border and join us." He adds, "Normally our hockey coach, who was from Canada, would show up for the festivities; and the tournament was then, as far as we were concerned, an international event." The one time I attended this unusual tournament, my smiles and laughter came at the luncheon following the morning's competition. Then the most imposing trophy was awarded to the worst player - "The one with the most strokes," Fulton explains, while grinning from ear to ear. He continues, "On hole 3, a 320yard par 4, the golfer who could land his or her ball closest to a toilet in the middle of the fairway received a bottle of toilet water." He also mentions a trophy given to "The participant in the wrong

them. Frankly, I seldom pay any attention to them. “This place needs curtains or drapes, and it’s too dark. We’re going shopping,” she stated. I got out my credit card. She’d talked with her brother in Cooper City and made arrangements to borrow his drill. In every home I’ve had, the hardware has already been in place for window treatments, and I had no idea how to install any. There was no hardware for them about my blinds. Did that deter Ms. Type A? Of course not. Fast forward to Bed, Bath and Beyond. Within a short time she had me convinced that yes, it would be rather nice to soften my ‘warehouse look,’ and I was picking out drapes and curtains for my spare bedroom and kitchen. It was time to put up the hardware for these items. Not being quite sure of herself with the drill, she enlisted her brother. This left me wondering if she really wasn’t sure of herself or if this was a ploy to gain his expertise. Unfortunately, I had none to offer. My son, the laid-back type, showed her how she really didn’t need a drill, and with a lot of good-natured kibitzing, the kitchen and spare bedroom were transformed. My rooms looked bigger, brighter, and I was beaming. Ms. Type A got everything

done in two and a half days. However, she was here for a week. “Mom, I really think we could tackle your bedroom next. It’s too dark. I think you’ll be glad to have a new look there and we can—” and again I found myself at Bed, Bath and Beyond buying hardware and treatments. She didn’t need her brother’s drill, but she used that tape measure she’d brought along and soon I had another new look. It occurred to me to ask several questions: who brings a tape measure on a visit and am I a Tacky Jacky that my daughter takes over decorating for me? I am, however, convinced that I did something right - I raised a fantastic daughter. We had two days left of her visit. The cushions on my couch and love seat were wearing along the seams and really couldn’t be stitched. You can guess what happened next. It was back to Bed, Bath and Beyond, and we bought slip covers. Ms. Type A prodded and poked and fitted. The newly covered furniture gave the room a different look. Arizona is so far away. Imagine what a showcase my home would be if my daughter lived closer! My profound sympathies for those of you who do not have a Type A personality in the family. I am truly blessed.

April 2014 sport." Of his own participation, Fulton says, "I especially remember the award I personally got for ‘Not getting lost in the woods." The list of ridiculous awards goes on and on, a sterling reminder that golf is a sport and that winning can be put aside in favor of simply enjoying the game and loving the camaraderie generated by this crazy tourney. To Fulton's credit, when he took the tourney reins, he promised to keep it "loony and goofy" just as it had always been under his predecessor, Ted Thorson. I'm sure Ted would agree that Fulton did just that! Yes, in Bemidji the idea of a golf tournament differs from that of the pros, probably because Bemidjians live in the heart of the axe-wielding, not golf club-wielding, territory of the legendary Paul Bunyan. Fulton, who owns a large expanse of forest land, will tell you, "Since living in Bemidji, I have cut 15 cords of wood." (All of you environmentalists out there, don't work yourselves into a frenzy over my brother's axing activity. Let him speak.) "I have also planted 17,800 trees!" How many of you environmentalists have made that large a contribution? Even Al Gore would have a hard time matching that! In summary, even though the reactions of Dad and Fulton to the latrobeum bugs fall far short of Arnie Palmer's, I thank them for the miniature golf course and the zany tournament. Because of them, I have added more joy to my treasury of smiles.

WANTED Friendly

5 + 10 Poker Game Mon./Wed. 5:30-8:30 Please call Tony 954-450-2145

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Spanish Bible Study Group

Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Call Myra

Mas info?

at 954-436-7893 or Joyce at 954-431-5525

Call Celia or Oscar Flores 954-404-9577

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NEW RESIDENTS will be held at the Clubhouse on the 1st Wednesday of Every Month at 10:00 a.m. in Room 104/105 We Look Forward to Meeting You!

For information call Bobbi Crespi, 954-435-3810



Tues. & Thurs. 11a.m.–3 p.m.

BRIDGE PLAYERS We welcome and cordially invite all BRIDGE PLAYERS to attend the Duplicate Bridge Club scheduled sessions. What can be better than a couple of hours of social interaction with friends, fun and the challenge of the bridge game, the benefit of ‘keeping the wheels turning.’ Try it - you might like it!

• Security Blankets - for emotionally and physically challenged children; schools Call Patrick Liburd 340-690-7904

WANTED Experienced PINOCHLE Players

Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Friday at 1:00 p.m. Clubhouse 2nd floor Back Card Room Need a partner... we will try our best Call Gitta at 954-436-6903

• Baby Hats - Memorial West • Blankets - Hospice Patients

Call Jerry 954-435-5735 Call Bob 954-435-9354


Call Marvin 954-438-7313

Call Nancy Moss 954-436-6984 or call Ruth Sheldon (COOPPA) 954-437-8864

Dear Century Village Friends We would like to invite you to our non-denominational group of

Biblical Studies in Spanish Thursdays • 7 to 8 pm In the Art Room #112at the Clubhouse For info. call 954-450-8967 Lydia Wright

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FUNCTIONS OF VARIOUS ENTITIES OF CENTURY VILLAGE PEMBROKE PINES By Ray Shultz, COOPPA President and Bill Moses, M&O Committee Chairman Based on the types of questions constantly being asked by both new and long-term residents, we decided to present an article which would hopefully clear up misconceptions and explain functions of various entities of Century Village Pembroke Pines. COOPPA (Condominium Owners of Pembroke Pines Association) our umbrella organization, works on behalf of the 32 autonomous Associations that are represented in Century Village of Pembroke Pines. COOPPA committees put together proposals for the Associations, who in turn either approve or reject what is presented. COOPPA publishes a newspaper, The COOPPA Guardian. Our publication keeps residents informed as to what is occurring in the Village. It also features many diversified articles submitted by residents, as well as our local and government representatives. COOPPA also has a working relationship with the service company, Total Appliance. Should a problem arise, COOPPA will intercede on behalf of our residents. COOPPA conducts ten monthly meetings with its Executive Board (thirty-two Association representatives). Management and Operations Committee (M&O). This committee came into existence in 2004 per an agreement between COOPPA and CVP Community Center, a Florida Corporation. By a separate agreement, the M&O Committee was mandated to review and approve the annual budget, and all direct contracts of CVP Community Center, Pines Master Management, and Newcen Golf Course, Inc. M&O acts on behalf of the 7,780 unit owners in seeing that the living conditions at CVPP (Century Village of Pembroke Pines) remains at a high level. CVP Community Center is responsible for recreational activities (clubhouse, swimming pools) and Pines Master Management the common elements and services needed to run a village of our size. The M&O Committee approves what is being done in CVPP on behalf of the residents. The M&O Committee can proudly claim that this group is dedicated to seeing that the standard of living in CVPP remains at the highest level at the most reasonable cost. The nicest part is that this Committee has no personal agenda other than CVPP. Of course, everyone remembers Hurricane Wilma. CVPP incurred quite a bit of damage. The Committee's prudent financial management was able to avoid an assessment to our unit owners. We did delay some projects that are now a reality. We are rebuilding our reserves so that if another catastrophe occurs, we will be ready to handle it financially. M&O works closely with our entertainment director who provides us with quality entertainment during the season as well as off-season. We have maintained a reasonable ticket price level, particularly when you see the cost of the tickets on the outside for some of the same shows we enjoy. M&O reports to the Executive Committee monthly about their meetings with Management in accordance with the mandate given the Committee and the bylaws of COOPPA. This is the Committee's only responsibility to COOPPA. Nowhere is the Committee responsible or required to be linked to the Officers of COOPPA. The functions and responsibilities of COOPPA and M&O are completely opposite and not overlapping in any way, shape or manner. The Association. Each one is a separate corporation under Chapter 718 Fl. Statute, the Condominium Act. As a corporation, it is run by a board of directors who elect the officers. Everything within the boundaries of the Association, with the exclusion of the satellite pool, is the Board's responsibility (maintenance, finances, insurance, general upkeep such as irrigation, landscaping, etc.). If there is a problem in the Association a unit owner must approach the Board's directors to remedy the problem. Each Association has contracted with a management company (First Service Residential, Progressive Management) to provide the services needed to undertake the running and upkeep of the Association. Boards are required to meet at least twice a year (budget meeting and annual meeting). It is the Board's sole responsibility to run the business of the corporation on behalf of its unit owners. First Service Residential and Progressive Management. Each Association contracts with a Management Company to provide the necessary services for the Association to function. Examples are janitorial, bookkeeping and accounting, landscaping, irrigation, maintenance, etc. The Management Companies work with the Association to get competitive bids when required, offer guidance at Board meetings and handle the sale and rental agreements on behalf of the Association. CVP Community Center (CVP) administers the clubhouse as well as the various recreation facilities in CVPP. They offer classes to residents, a library, meeting rooms, a party room for functions our clubs and Associations may want to hold, fitness centers, billiard room and provides entertainment, i.e., live shows, dances and movies. Pines Master Management is responsible for the common element areas outside the domain of the Associations. This includes roadways, lighting, security, bus services (both internal and external), landscaping, offices that take care of the administrative functions, resident ID's, auto decals, in-house TV channel and all other functions. As we stated at the outset of this article, this is meant to give everyone an idea of what the functions of each CVP element is. We believe the items outlined in this article will give everyone an idea of the responsibilities of each group. It should be noted that all Officers of COOPPA, the COOPPA Guardian staff, the M&O Committee and the individual Associations are volunteers and DO NOT receive financial compensation.

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GOOD HUMOR While I sat in the reception area of my doctor’s office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist’s desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. Just as I was thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother’s lap and walked over to the wheelchair. Placing his hand on the man’s, he said, “I know how you feel. My Mom makes me ride in the stroller too.,” * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR As I was nursing my baby, my cousin’s six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked. My mom has some of those, but I don’t think she knows how to use them. * * * * *

QUICK THINKING A man noted for telling puns was locked into a dark closet, and told he would not be released until he made up a pun about the situation. He immediately shouted, “Oh, pun the door!” * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR A royal castle was under siege from an infidel army. The only hope was to send one of the knights to get help, but the problem was that all of the horses had been killed in battle. “We must get help,” said the king. “I know,” replied the leader of his army, “but we have no horses. If a knight goes on foot, he will be slain at once.” “Is there not another animal he can ride?” demanded the king. “What about the mighty wolfhound? It could surely bear the weight of a man.” “No, no,” pleaded the army leader. “The wolfhound is too dangerous. Look at its snarling teeth. I wouldn’t send a knight out on a dog like this.” * * * * *

MANAGED CARE Three social workers were sitting in the waiting room outside the pearly gates when St. Peter called the first one up to the desk. “So, what have you done to

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deserve to come in here, my dear?” asked the old gatekeeper. “Well, I was a psychiatric social worker at the local hospital. I worked many long hours under stressful conditions and helped to save many lives,” she said. “Come right in then, and make yourself at home for all eternity,” St. Peter told her. When asked what she had done to deserve to walk the streets of gold, the second social worker replied, “Well, I was a social worker at the local mental health clinic during my lifetime. I worked many long hours under stressful conditions and helped the team save many lives.” “Come right in then, and make yourself at home for all eternity,” replied St. Peter. “Now, tell me what you have done to deserve to sing with the angels,” he asked of the third social worker. “Well, I worked for an insurance company during my lifetime. I worked many long hours under stressful conditions and I helped to save the company a lot of money,” she beamed. St. Peter looked puzzled for a moment, but then said, “Come right in and enjoy the wonders of heaven. But don’t get too comfortable... you can only stay for three days!” * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR • The Energizer bunny arrested and charged with battery. • The old man didn’t like his beard at first. Then it grew on him. • Did you hear about the cross eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils? • When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble. • What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds. • I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me! • Broken pencils are pointless. • What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus. • England has no kidney bank, bit it does have a Liverpool. * * * * *

HORSERADISH SHORTAGE IN SPAIN With Passover soon upon them, the Jewish community in Madrid found themselves in a desperate situation. There was an acute shortage of horseradish. You probably know that horseradish is the key, if not the only ingredient of that fiery condiment for gefilte fish that is known and chrain. • Page 83

A hue and cry arose and the entire community was mobilized in an effort to prevent this shonda (shame, tragedy). All the European Union countries gave the same reply, “Sorry, we have none to send.” In desperation, the Rabbi phoned one of his Yeshiva friends in Tel Aviv and begged him to send a crate of horseradish by air freight. Two days before Passover, a crate of grade Aleph, tear-jerking, Israeli horseradish was loaded at Ben Gurion Airport onto El Al flight 789 to Madrid, and all seemed to be well. Unfortunately, when the Rabbi went to the Madrid airport to claim the horseradish, he was informed that the wildcat strike had just broken out and no shipments would be unloaded for at least four days. As a result, The chrain in Spain stayed mainly on the plane. Happy Passover! Submitted by Mel Weinrach * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR Teacher: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago. Winnie: Me! Teacher: Glen, why do you always get so dirty? Glen: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are. * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR Y’all kin say whut y’all want about the South, but y’all never heard o’ nobody retirin’ an’ movin’ North. * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR Due to current economic conditions, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off. The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public. You know you’re old if they have discontinued your blood type. What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR I will never be Over the Hill. I’m too darned tired to climb it.

Someone sent me an email about using Vodka for cleaning around the house. It worked! The more vodka I drank, the cleaner the house looked! * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR A beautiful, curvacious woman, stark naked, jumped into a taxi in Minot, North Dakota. The taxi driver, good old Ole, an Old Norwegian man, opened his eyes wide and stared at the woman. He made no attempt to start the cab. She said to him, “What’s wrong with you honey? Haven’t you ever seen a naked woman before? Ole said, “Lady, I’m not staring at you., I am telling you, dat vould not be proper vair I come from.” She said, “Well, if you’re not staring at my boobs sweetie, what are you doing then?” Ole looked at her and said, “Vell, I’m lookin and I’m lookin, and I am tinkin to myselfs, vair in da hell is dis lady keeping da money to pay for dis ride?” Submitted by Mel Weinrach * * * * *

JEWISH REASONING The nice Jewish mother-in-law comes over and finds her son-inlaw furious and packing his suitcase. “What happened” she asks. Eli screamed, “What happened? I’ll tell you what happened. I send an email to my wife saying that I was coming home from my trip today. I go home and guess what I found? My wife, yes, my Rachel, your daughter, with a naked guy in our marital bed! This is the end of our marriage. I’m leaving!” “Calm down!”, says the motherin-law. “There’s something odd about this story. My Rachel would never do such a thing! Wait a minute while I check what happened.” Moments later, the mother-inlaw comes back with a big smile. “You see, I said that there must be a simple explanation... Rachel never received your email.” Submitted by George Fried

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SPORTS PEMBROKE SAILORS CLUB At our meeting on Feb. 19, we had the pleasure of meeting the new sailing instructor, Vince Peritore. He told us that when his mother lived in Century Village, he participated in racing competitions, and that now he has plans of bringing back the fun of the past. He will help anyone who wants to learn to sail. At present he is working with groups of racers and hopes we'll be able to race against West Palm Beach once again. The West Palm Beach Sailors have been invited to our annual picnic on April 9. Vince invited everyone to come to the beach to see all the renovations there. After the meeting, we all went to Kamado's Restaurant for a wonderful installation of officers luncheon. The Officers are: President, Frank Incantalupo; Vice President, Marvin Goodman; Co-Vice President, Genevieve Barretta; Treasurer, Rachel Bess, Secretary,Lee Fairclough. A beautiful plaque was awarded to Michael Naylor for being this year's Best Improved Sailor. Many other awards were given to members who donate their time and energy to the club, and especially to president Frank, and also, to Vice President Marvin, who has had that position for 23 years. We hope people are taking advantage of our beautiful lake and Vince's offer of sailing instruction. Submitted by Selma Goldwasser

CENTURY GOLF CLUB Our group consists of golfers who enjoy playing the game on an organized basis. Our group plays on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings starting at 8:15 am. If you like to play golf, give us a call and give us a try. Whenever we make a par or two, we get excited as if we play a par round. Give us a call by contacting Stan Cooke: 954-436-3085 or Ernesto Barrera: 954-704-1807. Wednesday Tournament Winners 2-12-14 1st: A. Spreckman 2-12-14 2nd. F. Jones 2-19-14 Tied – 1st: A. Spreckman and John Candela Presidents Cup: 1st: F. Jones 2nd: A. Ash Submitted by Ernesto Berrera

PEMBROKE CENTURY TENNIS CLUB This has been one of the mildest winters anyone can remember. The daytime is like summer ¬ beautiful skies and endless sunshine! Our February meeting was the yearly "picnic in the park." The weather was gorgeous and thirtyfive members brought their picnic

lunches to the CB Smith pavilion site at noontime. Barbara Singer sponsored the cake for this occasion, and Christiane Rosenbaum and Harriet Russo added delicious desserts to the table. Bob Salerno supplied 2 coffee makers and treated us to hot coffee. Hal Rubenstein kept us all busy with games. This year Hal furnished a golf putting green and clubs, and set up horseshoe and bocci competitive sites. Diane Weiss filled balloons with water and we tried to gingerly cradle-catch the tossed balloons. Our president Susan Rosener was thoroughly drenched with water by the end of that game! We all will look forward to having this February event repeated again next season! The COOPPA Dinner/Dance was outstanding. The tennis club, our members all dressed to the hilt, filled 5 tables that night. We will remember the delicious hors d’oeuvres and wonderful dinner and dancing that COOPPA arranged, and we will rush to sign up for that special event again next season. Our next fun gathering was at Broccolini's and it was our" End of the Season Luncheon" with fun door prizes for everyone. This took place on March 15th. Our next Round Robin doubles tennis fun match for club members was on Wednesday, March l9th. Our March meeting was a special type of gathering of our membership. We called this our "social hour" and we were entertained by “The Young At Heart Singers." It was on the last Monday in the month, March 31st, and started at 1 PM in room 122. On April 6th some of our membership and guests have signed up to see " Man of La Mancha" at the Susan B. Katz Theater and they will continue on to dinner at Giovanni's. We welcome new members to come to our meetings and join in on the tennis club fun. Submitted by Marjie West

Adele Wise Burger. Team 2 consists of Yolanda Scarpati, Aida Tretola, Birdie Subowitz, Aileen Saver, Fran Salvatore, and Carolyn Lawrence. For the men first place is Team 2. They consist of Edwin Deiser, Richard Radzville, Bob Zeigler and Manny Lewis. Second place is Team 5. Team 5 consists of Bob Fisco, Joan Thornton, Frank DI Pietra, and Bill Massa. Third place is Team 3. They have Sal Tribastone, Alex Sevel, Tony Maffei, John Plamandon and Nick Vilceanu. We now meet the second Monday of every month in the clubhouse @ 10 AM. Our president is Beverly Erickson, Bill Bischoff is vice president, Alex Sevel, treasurer and Sara Chaiken, our secretary. Josie Vineis is in charge of our teams and Carolyn Lawrence our membership chairperson. During these meetings the board plans different activities such as parties, picnics, day trips and other adventures. We are always open to different suggestions. We had a marvelous time at Lion

Country Safari and the dinner at Shin Ju in Boca Raton. Come to our meetings and secure a spot on a team. Of course, refreshments are served. The Bocci Club members play every single Friday morning beginning @ 9:15 AM on the courts behind the clubhouse. That is unless it rains. So let’s hope it doesn't rain. Everyone is welcome to come watch and or join us. It’s lots of fun and of course, refreshments are served. Submitted by Beverly Erickson, President

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PEMBROKE SAILORS CLUB Marvin Goodman (left) was given an award for 23 years of dedicated service as Vice President of the Pembroke Sailors Club. Pictured with Marvin is Frank Incantalupo

Mike Naylor (center) receives an award for the Most Improved Sailor in 2013. Mike is pictured with Marvin Goodman (left) and Frank Incantalupo (right)

BOCCE SOCIAL AND SPORT CLUB We are now in the middle of our beautiful weather and Bocce is in full swing. The weather was cooler and the rain has stopped. Maybe, not that much cooler and not all the rain has stopped. I have scores to report. We no longer have an undefeated team but team I is still in first place. Team 1 has Sherry Fieder, Lois Bernieri, Rose Marie Thomas, Liane Lombardi, Celeste Mogus and Maxine Glick. Second place has three teams tied. They are teams 3, 8, and 2. Team 3 consists of Michele Losito, Sara Chaiken, Grace Radzville, Marie Farnocchia, Mary D'Antonio and Anne Walters. Team 8 whose members are Sharon Ball, Beverly Erickson, Aurella Plamandon, Delmy Nisely, Yvonne Vagel and


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ANNOUNCEMENTS Congratulations I am proud to announce the engagements of my three grandchildren. Mark Montaruli (USN graduate of Annapolis) is engaged to marry Kim Le at the Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD) on April 26, 2014. Dana Montaruli (twin of Mark) is engaged to marry Jared Pennella in Oceanside, NY on October 18, 2014. Matthew Montaruli (also a graduate of Annapolis) is engaged to marry Amanda “Mandy” Johnson in Charleston, SC on June 14, 2014. All my love to Mark and Kim, Dana and Jared, and Matthew and Mandy on their journey through life. My daughter and her husband, Diane and Anthony Montaruli will be “empty nesters.” Thanking you in advance. Sincerely, Katherine McDonough * * * * *

Thank you Thank you to Sid Bodzin for taking over the responsibilities of the Scrabble Club in my absence. Your volunteering is greatly appreciated both by me and other Scrabble Club members. Rochelle Gold * * * * * Dear Friends: I would like to thank all my friends for so many cards, phone calls and concerns for my recent surgery. It made my recovery much easier knowing that you all cared. And thank you to Rabbi Steve and Cheryl for your calls and concerns. XXXOOO Trudi Levin

Thank you all for taking the time to collect and bring in the various donations: Lillian Sailor, Doris Stepper, Beverly Raines, Marilyn Kest, Gordon Casner, Carol & Ira Furman, Phyllis & Marvin Goodman, Elissa Petruzziello, Ari Fuhrman, Ajaz, Anne Kaufman, Margaret Kessen, Trudy Lerner, Esperanza Ferrer, Maria Cruz, Sophie Bock, Suzanne Kholos. Ruth Sheldon * * * * *

In Memoriam Century Village has lost a wonderful kind lady. Her name is Phyllis Weisberg. She has passed away. She never complained about anything even though she was not feeling well. When she would attend a show, she may not have liked it, but she always said it was good. Phyllis, your family and friends will miss you very much. You were a lovely person. Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Edith Weiss & friends * * * * * RICHARD VALDES 1935-2014 I would like to thank everyone for their condolences, Mass cards and other expressions of sympathy on the passing of my husband Ric. One of the tenets under which he lived was expressed very well in the Daily Bread on 12/17/2013 and I think it sums up his life: “The Glory of life is to love, not to be loved; to give, not to get; to serve, not to be served.” From the time he moved into Century Village, he started to help wherever he was needed and always felt that we came here

young to help others. Not everyone realized he was ill because he fought right up to the very end to be a part of the community and was convinced he would win the battle. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. May you rest in peace my Knight in Shining Armor. Carolyn Lawrence Valdes * * * * * Many thanks to my friends here at the Village for their expressions of sympathy at the loss of my Mom, Claire Judges, at the “young” age of 94 on February 15. She was an amazing woman – a 21st century woman born before her time. I will miss her every day of my life. Your thoughts & prayers were much appreciated. Margaret Judges * * * * * TRIBUTE TO MURIEL DICKOFF, FOXY LADY For all the years living in Century Village, Muriel Dickoff was a confidant. We met in dance class in the clubhouse. That’s when she told me about her professionalism. She was a NYC Rockette. I was so impressed and without shame. I asked her to show me how and she did. She made me feel good about this new adventure and told me at that time she wished she had me when I was three years old; she recognized potential, because she was a dance teacher. It was an experience that thrilled me to date. As a repertory member she was always valued. I suggested she have her own class and she followed through with that idea at the SW Focal Point. She enjoyed the class. Her choreography was wonderful and the Christmas show she put on

was so successful. But it was short lived. While she was able to dance her spirits were bright and as she declined she became withdrawn, unhappy and couldn’t dance any longer. I found it hard to watch but I called and always kept in touch. In my eyes she was a great talent and I still dance in her steps. Muriel Dickoff was a lovely lady and I’m deeply saddened by her loss. Lorelei Goodman * * * * * Thank you all who sent condolences and also called to express their sorrow for the passing of Gene Cosco. The last few months have been very hard on him and he is now at peace. He was a building block for clubs. He was one of the first club presidents of the Italian American Club. In 1989 he formed the Mediterranean Club and also got Mayor Flanagan to get the party room for dances, parties, etc. He also got the Bocci courts built and was successful in working out both these big feats. He planned cruises, parties, overnighters, etc. Life here was better thanks to Gene. He was a fisherman and joined Harry Rothman’s fishing club and won first prize for Century Village in the competition. He fished, he hunted, he bowled. He had an Italian deli and he cooked. He loved to dance and his parties at the clubhouse are unforgettable. He will not be forgotten. He’s gone with the angels. They were watching over him for 6 years when he served in the submarines. He will be missed by everyone. Bernice Cosco

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There it was again, that awful bang, bang, screech, sound passing today for music coming from next door. Sure as rain that kid, great grandson of Martha’s (or so he claims) is visiting. Sure enough he was most likely playing nice boy so his “Nan” would slip him a few bucks. I know I shouldn’t complain since he was the only living thing the poor soul got to see, excepting me, the neighbors and the” Meals on Wheels” guy. I walked outside my apartment and looked over to the tree softened golf course ringed by a pond with several ducks at the water's edge. It was a perfect day when summer seemed to float like the sweet lotion balm from a benevolent creator. I imagined I could taste the sea salt smell that wafts in from several miles away that mingled with a honeysuckle aroma. There was a time when blissful silence reigned supreme on this balcony. But no more. We had 13 apartments on this floor and a common corridor ran past them all. The entire compound had 155 buildings, four stories high with 55 apartments in each. And all populated by the over 55 crowd. I kept an eye on Martha. She was just a little bitty thing, not even 5 ft. tall with sparkling brown eyes, caramel colored skin and a racy wit. She had worked as a clerk over 40 years in a small town municipal office and knew more stories

about corrupt officials and relished telling them. She never mentioned any relatives, laughing “I’ve outlived them all, kin, friends and all.” She told me life had swerved badly for her and somehow she failed to right its course. That is until this past year when Derek showed up and was introduced as her long lost great grandson. He passed around photos each time he came claiming they were of Martha. “Left to me when my Mom died last year and I started going through her things.” Now who could tell if those pictures of a good looking tall black gal was once Martha who now resembled a little dried up prune. And how could she be related to this Derek with his fuzzy blond hair, light skinned coloring and green eyes? When questioned he answered, “Well my great granddad, Martha’s husband was white and their daughter, my grandmother married white and my Mom did likewise.” “Yes” Martha had sighed, “I'm not surprised. I suspected they would tend towards the white side. And when my daughter ran away, well I’m not surprised.” “You didn’t know who she married?” I asked. “No. it’s a long story I tried to forget.” she said. That first day when he passed around the photos Martha had collapsed on the sofa. After a few tears and hearty sobs, she took a deep breath and explained how she had lost contact with her daughter. They had had a terrible fight because Martha refused to

let her husband back in the house. “I finally called a halt to his rages and drunken binges and catting around.” she whispered. Adding that her daughter, then 18, had adored her father and ran screaming that she would find a place to live for her and him and Martha would never see her again.“And,” she sighed. “She was true to her word.” But it was as if a dam had broken when Derek showed up. Martha who had never talked about family started relating stories of her life as wife and mother. She told stories of growing up in an all black community of sharecroppers. They had their own store and church and even a little rural school. Everybody knew everyone else. Derek seemed enchanted and sat for ages listening, that is in between the record blasting. It all seemed so cozy. But I didn’t trust him. I had a sneaky feeling about his intentions despite his constant urgings of, “Tell me more about my black family. "I want to learn all about my heritage.” Every time I heard him outside her apartment I made sure I’d knock on her door and invite myself in. It made me happy nonetheless to see Martha perk up at those visits. Up until last year she had been so active, getting the trolley every day, going to the market or some movie or playing bingo at the Clubhouse. But after a bad cold she didn’t seem to get herself in gear. It was rumored she might be close to 95. But what the heck, 25% of the



gated to another person for my daily needs I find myself sad and empty, and like the Fiddler on the Roof whose famous philosophy was his saying, “On the other hand, who knows??” Does the Queen of England have anything to complain about with all the people bowing down to her and taking care of all her whims? So already I feel much better!


By Evelyn Raphael At the age of fourteen, I joined an acting group. I dreamed about being a great star one day and, maybe, even Hollywood would discover me. I auditioned for a play called, “The Physician in Spite of Himself” by Moyear. I won the part and played the nurse. This, I was sure was the beginning of a great career. Living on the East Side of Manhattan, during the depression years, wasn’t the best place to be but I always made good decisions even at that age. The Educational Alliance on East Broadway was my outlet. The only problem I had was that you had to be eighteen to join The Acting Group. So, I lied about my age, I said I was eighteen. Rehearsal was so much fun. The lead actor was so emotional when he spoke, he sprayed us all. I think he really believed he was a doctor. That’s when I made the comment, “I hope the first 3 rows will be your relatives and they bring umbrellas.” I really felt bad making a comment like that but even he couldn’t stop laughing. The play was a great success and we performed for three weekends. Sadly enough, I did not pursue this as a career. At the age of seventeen, I met my future husband, Sam. I went on to become a wife and mother. But... dreams never stop... and, I’ll always have the last thought... WHAT IF????

By Sylvia Pearlson Now that I am in my advanced years, I have specific thoughts of being independent as long as possible. Loving children have fear for an aged parent living alone and taking care of her daily needs. They are not wrong. It takes a lot of nerve, self confidence, serious decision making and planning. The grandchildren have long ago named me the bionic great grandmother. I have some replaced working parts and a few overworked weakened ones. There is no denying that like an old rusting car, it is most important to keep each part in its best working order. When I feel out of sorts, I go to my doctors, give them my complaints and leave the worrying to them. It is their job to keep me up and coming back. Being independent, I find some things that for so long were simple have become difficult. Still when I make the effort to do it, I get what must be the closest thing to an adrenal rush. How proud to have been able to do it myself. In all good faith, I have to keep in mind that the day may come when I will no longer have the freedom of choice. Losing my independence will mean I will lose the feeling of pride and independence. Just thinking of being obli-

April 2014 population here was close to that and most of them were still active. So anyhow Derek’s visits were a bright spot in Martha’s confined lifestyle. I started to relax a bit about his intentions. That is until the day I overheard the inheritance story. “Hey Nan, take a look at this deed I found among my Mom’s papers. It says you own some land over in Doral.” Martha laughed, “Yes son that could be your inheritance. If you want it, that is.” “What? Is it something you were going to give my grandmother?” “Land Sakes, it’s something I bought from a traveling salesman like everyone else on our street. We had a good laugh and a cry at long gone riches when we found it was for swamp land in the Everglades. I thought I threw it out but your great grandfather might have kept it.” “Well I’m sure glad he did.” Derek replied. “I had someone take a look at it and he thinks it’s worth a lot of money.” “Can’t be. Who’d build anything in those swamps?” “Look around Nan. What do you think this development is built on?” Martha died a few days after her signing over the deed to Derek for the swamp land. He came and cleaned out the condo and I didn’t have the nerve to ask about the inheritance. Ah well, he did make her last days brighter. And who knows? The Everglades is shrinking and the developments are growing.

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POOL & BILLIARD CLUB Hello everyone! The first thing I’d like to mention in this article is a serious complaint. I had posted a sign up sheet for the formation of a 9 ball, 3 man league as we have held in the past. This sheet was on the bulletin board for several months and contained a sizeable list of people wanting to join. Well, one day last month the list was no longer on the board. After many questions and answers, no one was able to explain the list’s disappearance. I will state here and now that anyone without the board’s approval caught tampering with posted items will be dealt with promptly and severely. Now to more pleasant matters. Our Entertainment Committee has found a place for a club dinner in the near future. Please

watch the bulletin board for complete details. Our February monthly tournament was a 6 ball format. The finals matched Frank Gil and Roger. It was watched with interest by many members. Frank was the winner. Good job everyone! We still have some old members who have not paid their 2014 dues. Please do so at your earliest convenience. We have also noticed names on lockers in our locker room of people who have not paid their dues. Remember, use of a locker is a privilege for those who are members. Please make everyone feel comfortable and if you have a locker and are not a member of our club, please join us to maintain your locker. That’s it for now. Submitted by Peter J. Grillo

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By Gerri Tynan Moore should avoid. 2. Warm-up by doing at least 5 minutes of aerobic exercise, for example, the bike or the treadmill. 3. Select at least one exercise for each major muscle group. Training only a few muscle groups leads to muscle imbalance and increased injury risk. 4. Exercise Sequence: it is advisable to proceed from the larger muscle groups of the legs to the smaller muscle groups of the torso and arms.

How to Strength Train? The question is where do we begin? The following guidelines are basic to a safe, effective and efficient strength training program: 1. Consult with your physician and get medical clearance. Ask if there are any exercises you

5. Exercise Speed: this plays a major role with regards to injury risk and strength development. Fast lifting places high levels of stress on the muscles and connective tissue at the beginning of each movement. Slow lifting requires a more even application of muscle force throughout the movement. The recommendation is 1-2 seconds for lifting and 3-4 seconds for lowering. 6. Exercise Sets: this is the number of successive repetitions

CLASS OFFICE INFORMATION By Angela F. Korshoff Class Coordinator

CLASS SPOTLIGHT HAND AND FOOT CARD GAME Some of you may have noticed a flyer in the Staff Office offering a class for “Hand and Foot” game. Actually the true name is “Kenosha” Hand and Foot. It’s a fun card game enjoyed by all ages. It can be played with three to ten players. No partners needed. There is one teacher per table. This is an easy game to learn. If you enjoy games, why not sign up. The class meets on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. For more information about this class or any other class, please feel free to call me at 954435-6001.

performed without resting. This is a matter of preference. Some people train with 1,2,3 or 4 sets of exercises. Regardless of the number of sets, each rep should be done in proper form and under control. 7. Exercise Resistance and Reps: 8 to 12 reps with 70 to 80% of maximum resistance is a sound recommendation for safe and effective strength development. 8. Exercise Range: perform each exercise through a full range of motion. In this way you strengthen the prime mover muscles and stretch the antagonist muscles thereby enhancing both muscular strength and joint flexibility.

between training sessions. During this recovery period, the muscles synthesize proteins and build to slightly higher levels of strength. This process usually takes 24 to 48 hrs. Always leave at least a day of rest before training again. Before you begin an exercise program always consult your doctor. Please be aware that Club Health offers an orientation to acquaint you with our equipment. Please do not attempt to use our equipment without instruction. This may result in injury. Please call 954-435-6070 for an appointment. And remember results begin when you do!

9. Exercise Progression: as the muscles adapt to a given resistance, the resistance must be gradually increased to stimulate further strength gains. Of course, the increase is followed by a decrease in the number of reps. 10. Exercise Frequency: make sure to provide ample rest time

Club Health is excited to announce that they will be offering

Massage Therapy by Rosemarie Martin, L.M.T. Introductory Special for New Clients $45 for the first hour massage Some of the benefits of massage therapy are: • Relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation • For arthritis sufferers massage therapy can greatly assist in pain management and help increase range of motion. It also triggers natural joint lubrication which is extremely important for those suffering from arthritis. • Enhances the immune system • Alleviates back pain and tension • Improves circulation • Releases endorphins - the body’s natural pain killer

To book an appointment or for more information

The next class registration is April 21 to April 25, 2014

call 954-240-0118 Until next time... that’s it for me!

I look forward to meeting you! Lic # MA 49625

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Phone: 954-435-6070 Hours: Mon. - Sun. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Winter/Spring 2014

Effective 1/21/14 (Schedule is Subject to Change)

Weight Room Orientation 4:00 Monday - Thursday MONDAY



Team Circuit Tammy

Group Exercise Gerri

Early Morning Stretch n Strengthen Tammy Studio 2

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Early Morning Stretch n Strengthen Tammy Studio 2

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Early Morning Stretch n Strengthen Tammy Studio 2

Body Shaping w/ weights Gerri

Body Shaping w/ weights Gerri

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Water Dance Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool


Group Exercise Dawn Studio 1 9:45 Pilates Linda Studio 2 Body Shaping w/ weights Dawn 10:15 Toning with Dawn

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Beginner Group Exercise Linda

New Life Fitness Gerri Deep Water Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool

Aqua-Relax Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool

New Life Fitness Gerri

Hydrafit Linda Outdoor Pool

Hydratoning Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool

Yoga Studio 1

Yoga Studio 1

Body Shaping w/ weights Tammy

Body Shaping w/ weights Tammy Nice & Easy Gerri/Tammy

Nice & Easy Gerri

Nice & Easy Tammy Beats for Feets Gerri

Beats for Feets Gerri



Stretch n Strengthen Gerri

Stretch n Strengthen Gerri New Life Fitness Gerri

Body Shaping w/ weights Gerri Crunch Plus w/ Ball Tammy

Crunch Plus w/ Ball Tammy

2:30 3:00


Group Exercise Gerri

Deep Water Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool



Latin Heat Tammy

11:15 11:30


Group Exercise Gerri

10:20 10:45


Trekking Gerri/Tammy

Trekking Gerri/Tammy


Trekking Gerri/Tammy


Cross Train (step, Zumba Gold cardio, bands) & Legs Sabrina Sabrina

Cross Train (step, cardio, weights) Sabrina

Senior Yoga Stretch Sabrina


Take Trolley #6 from Clubhouse to Club Health

Aqua-relaxation (25 Min.) - This class is a combination of slow flowing movements in the water to promote muscle control and balance.

Hydratoning (30 Min.) - A body toning class done in the water to create resistance to tone your body. All fitness levels welcome.

Arthritis Aquacise (30 Min.) - Join us in the indoor pool for this relaxing but effective exercise to help control the pain of arthritis. This class is approved by the Arthritis Foundation.

Latin Heat (30 Min.) - Join us for this high energy dance workout combining popular dances including Salsa, Samba and more. Come move your hips to the beat of the music. EVERYONE WELCOME!!

Beats for Feets (45 Min.) - This is our country line dancing workout… Come and join the fun! For beginners an intro to this class is on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Legs and Abs (30 Min.) - A combination of leg exercises and abdominal exercises. Must be able to get down on the floor.

Body Shaping/Toning w/weights (30 Min.) - A resistance class using light weights designed to firm, tone and strengthen the upper and lower body. Helps to prevent Osteoporosis. All fitness levels welcome. Circuit Training (30 Min.) - A workout in the gym using the various weight training machines. Cross Train (40 Min.) - Join us for this intense workout alternating between the step, weights and abdominal exercises. (Recommendation you should be familiar with how to use the step for this work out.) Crunch Plus w/Ball (20 Min.) – Abdominals and lower body! For great looking Abs & a Strong Lower Back. Using the exercise ball for improving balance. Deep Water (AQUACISE) (40 Min.) – Jump in the pool for this invigorating aerobic without excessive stress on your body. A multi-level workout in the deep part of the outdoor pool. Group Exercise (45 Min.) - A high intensity, low impact workout designed for the advanced student with high energy levels. Body Shaping w/weights directly follows this class. Also called low impact aerobics.

New Life Fitness (30 Min.) - A beginner low impact class designed for the novice who has never before participated in an aerobics class. Nice-n-Easy (45 Min.) - This is a chair class and will be geared to an extreme beginner level with the emphasis on improving muscle function, balance, strength, coordination and cardiovascular conditioning. Step & Legs (40 Min.) - A workout using the Reebok Step, alternating with an intense leg workout. (Recommendation - you should be familiar with how to use the step to do this work out.) Stretch and Strengthen - (40 Min.) A combination of standing stretches followed by lying on the floor to complete a full body stretch routine. Team Circuit (45 Min.) - This class focuses on strength, endurance and cardiovascular conditioning using a combination of aerobic moves, weights and tubing. Trekking - (30 Min.) Challenge yourself on the treadmill for this fun filled cardiovascular walking workout. We will challenge your speed and incline levels during this workout. Water Dance (30 Min.) A Zumba-like aerobic dance workout.

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APRIL 2014 Tuesday, April 1 9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 10:00 a.m. Craft & Social Club 10:30 a.m. The Way Class 10:30 a.m. Beg. Spanish Class 12:45 p.m. Line Dancing Class 1:00 p.m. Beg. Sewing Class 1:00 p.m. 3-D Art Class 1:00 p.m. Hispanic American Society 1:00 p.m. Can We Talk Discussion Group 2:00 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Class 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey PG-13, 132 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club Wednesday, April 2 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 9:30 a.m. Hebrew Judaica Class 10:00 a.m. Nifty Over Fifty Red Hatters Club 1:00 p.m. Holocaust Survivors Group 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 1:00 p.m. Hand And Foot Card Class 1:30 p.m. Broadway Composer Series Class 2:00 p.m. The Cultural Art Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey PG-13, 132 Minutes

Saturday, April 5 10:00 a.m. Wild Geese Club 10:30 a.m. Latin American Sing Along 1:00 p.m. Century Pines Sing Along 1:00 p.m. Ebony Club 1:30 p.m. Scrabble Club 2:00 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Show: “David And Shira” Sunday, April 6 10:30 a.m. “Senior Safety Fair” 1:00 p.m. Free Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey PG-13, 132 Minutes 7:00 p.m. Jazz Monday, April 7 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8

Thursday, April 3 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 9:30 a.m. Beg. Piano Class 10:00 a.m. Loom Knitting Class 10:30 a.m. Clases De Ingles 10:30 a.m. Int. Piano Class 11:00 a.m. Pool & Billiard Club 1:00 p.m. Balance Class 1:00 p.m. Int. Mah Jongg Class 1:00 p.m. “Anniversary Celebration for C.V. Nurses” Sponsored by Humana 2:30 p.m. Beg. Mah Jongg Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey PG-13, 132 Minutes Friday, April 4 9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 1:00 p.m. Latin American Club 1:00 p.m. Beg. Painting Class 1:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey PG-13, 132 Minutes

Israeli Folk Dancing Class Writing Club Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Class Young @ Heart Singing Group Cancer Support Group Marquetry Club Party Bridge Chinese Mah Jongg Class Stamp Club Bingo

9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 9:30 p.m. Chinese Club 9:30 a.m. Defensive Driving Course 10:30 a.m. Beg. Spanish Class 12:45 p.m. Line Dancing Class 1:00 p.m. 3-D Art Class 1:00 p.m. The Brass Ring Club 1:00 p.m. Italian American Social Club 1:00 p.m. Can We Talk Discussion Group 2:00 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Class 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Last Vegas” Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas PG-13, 105 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 8:00 p.m. Lecture In Theater: “Could They Talk” Wednesday, April 9 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Camera Club Hebrew Judaica Class Pembroke Sailors Club Hand And Foot Cards Class Square Club N.A.R.F.E. Club Nostalgia Films Broadway Composer Series Class Golf Club Domino Club Karaoke

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CLUBHOUSE MONTHLY SCHEDULE 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Last Vegas” Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas PG-13, 105 Minutes Thursday, April 10 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 9:30 a.m. Beg. Piano Class 10:00 a.m. Loom Knitting Class 10:30 p.m. Clases De Ingles 10:30 a.m. Int. Piano Class 1:00 p.m. Balance Class 1:00 p.m. Int. Mah Jongg Class 1:00 p.m. Trendy Tours Club 2:30 p.m. Beg. Mah Jongg Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Last Vegas” Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas PG-13, 105 Minutes Friday, April 11 9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Homestead Exemption 1:00 p.m. Beg. Painting Class 1:00 p.m. Sewing Class 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 6:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Last Vegas” Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas PG-13, 105 Minutes Saturday, April 12 10:30 a.m. Latin American Sing Along 1:00 p.m. Century Pines Sing Along 1:30 p.m. Scrabble Club 2:00 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Show: “Fab 5 Kids” Sunday, April 13 1:00 p.m. Free Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Last Vegas” Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas PG-13, 105 Minutes 7:00 p.m. Jazz Monday, April 14 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Israeli Folk Dancing Class Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Bocce Club Writing Club Canadian Club Young @ Heart Singing Group Marquetry Club Party Bridge Chinese Mah Jongg Stamp Club Bingo Tuesday, April 15

9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 10:00 a.m. Craft & Social Club

10:30 a.m. Beg. Spanish Class 10:30 a.m. The Way Class 12:45 p.m. Line Dancing Class 1:00 p.m. Can We Talk Discussion Group 1:00 p.m. Neighbors To Neighbors Club 1:00 p.m. Beg. Sewing Class 1:00 p.m. 3-D Art Class 2:00 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Class 2:00 p.m. Movie: “The Book Thief” Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush PG-13, 131 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club Wednesday, April 16 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 9:30 a.m. Hebrew Judaica Class 1:00 p.m. Spectator Sports Club 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 1:00 p.m. Hand And Food Cards Class 1:30 p.m. Broadway Composer Series Class 2:00 p.m. The Cultural Art Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 8:00 p.m. Movie: “The Book Thief” Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush PG-13, 131 Minutes Thursday, April 17 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 9:30 a.m. Beg. Piano Class 10:00 a.m. Repertory Theatre Club 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Center For Independent Living Telephone Assistance 10:00 a.m. Loom Knitting Class 10:30 a.m. Int. Piano Class 1:00 p.m. Balance Class 1:00 p.m. Int. Mah Jongg Class 1:00 p.m. Vision And Hearing Support Group 2:30 p.m. Beg. Mah Jongg CLass 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “The Book Thief” Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush PG-13, 131 Minutes Friday, April 18 9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 1:00 p.m. Beg. Painting Class 1:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “The Book Thief” Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush PG-13, 131 Minutes Saturday, April 19 10:30 a.m. Latin American Sing Along 11:00 a.m. Coney Islanders Club 1:00 p.m. Century Pines Sing Along 1:30 p.m. Scrabble Club 2:00 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Show: “Celebrate The Ladies Of Soul”

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CLUBHOUSE MONTHLY SCHEDULE Sunday, April 20 10:30 a.m. Half Century Club 11:00 a.m. Easter Mass 1:00 p.m. Free Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “The Book Thief” Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush PG-13, 131 Minutes 7:00 p.m. Jazz Monday, April 21 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 10:00 a.m. Writing Club 10:00 a.m. Counted Cross Stitch Ongoing Class 11:00 a.m. Young @ Heart Singing Group 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. Marquetry Club 1:00 p.m. Computer Club 1:00 p.m. Party Bridge 5:00 p.m. Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. Bingo

6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Nebraska” Bruce Dern, Will Forte R, 115 Minutes Saturday, April 26 10:30 a.m. Latin American Sing Along 1:00 p.m. Century Pines Sing Along 1:30 p.m. Scrabble Club 2:00 p.m. Karaoke 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Show: “Amy Alvarado” Sunday, April 27 1:00 p.m. Free Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Nebraska” Bruce Dern, Will Forte R, 115 Minutes 7:00 p.m. Jazz Monday, April 28

Tuesday, April 22 9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Ongoing Class 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. New Jersey Club 1:00 p.m. Can We Talk Discussion Group 1:00 p.m. 3-D Art Ongoing Class 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Nebraska” Bruce Dern, Will Forte R, 115 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club

9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Israeli Folk Dancing Class Writing Club Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Class Young @ Heart Singing Group Marquetry Club Party Bridge Pembroke Tennis Club Chinese Mah Jongg Class Stamp Club Bingo Tuesday, April 29

Wednesday, April 23 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Nebraska” Bruce Dern, Will Forte R, 115 Minutes Thursday, April 24 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Ongoing Class 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. Mediterranean Travel & Social Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Nebraska” Bruce Dern, Will Forte R, 115 Minutes Friday, April 25 9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class Registration 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 1:00 p.m. Book Review – “And The Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 10:00 a.m. Craft & Social Club 10:30 a.m. The Way Class 10:30 a.m. Beg. Spanish Class 12:45 p.m. Line Dancing Class 1:00 p.m. 3-D Art Class 1:00 p.m. Can We Talk Discussion Group 2:00 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Class 2:00 p.m. Movie: “American Hustle” Christian Bale, Amy Adams R, 138 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club Wednesday, April 30 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 9:30 a.m. Hebrew Judaica Class 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 1:00 p.m. Hand And Foot Cards Class 1:30 p.m. Broadway Composer Series Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 8:00 p.m. Movie: “American Hustle” Christian Bale, Amy Adams R, 138 Minutes

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Card Party


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The Wedding of Carlucci & Cohen

Half Century

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Over The River & Through The Woods / Dinner

Spectator Sports

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Mardi Gras Casino






Donor Luncheon






Gourmet Luncheon @ Cooking Institute

Half Century

Marsha Lois

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah / Dinner

Coney Island





Birthday Bar-B-Que

Trendy Tour





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Overnight Ft. Myers

Spectator Sports

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Jewish Museum Holocaust Museum / Lunch

Coney Island





Hialeah Park Casino






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Coney Island





Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

Spectator Sports

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14 years serving CENTURY VILLAGE, 28 years experience from Miami-Dade to Broward Counties. We advertise in The Herald, The COOPPA Guardian and several websites. HABLO ESPAÑOL. No Espere, Haga esa Llamada y sin Compromiso Asesorarle, estoy a solo unos pasos de usted, puesto que tambien vivo en este bello CENTURY VILLAGE! • Page 97

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Yolanda Peña-Rodriguez, M.A.T.

Maria (Mary) Fernandez

Direct: 954-435-6174 Cell: 561-213-8562

Realtor Associate Premier Elite Realty

Cell: (786) 218-4762 Res: (954) 430-8146


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FOR SALE (Financing Available) “Hibiscus” 1/1½, 1,045 sq. ft., Washer/Dryer, Tile Floors. Needs Only a Touch of Your Own. Asking $72,900


1/1½ On Wide Lake “Hibiscus”, Washer/Dryer, Tile, Carpet in Bedrooms Asking $79,900


2/2 “Primrose”, Remodeled, Washer/Dryer Only $1,200 mo.


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Dinorah Leon Broker Salesperson The Cornerstone Team I sell all of my listings so fast. I have many buyers & need listings. Call me if you need to sell! Vendo todos mis apartamentos rapido. Tengo muchos compradores. Necesito listings llameme si esta pensando vender.

Dinorah was very helpful. I'd absolutely recommend her! - Jacob Rozen Dinorah has a wonderful personality. She served us well! - Cecille Scott Dinorah makes sure you're completely satisfied. I'd certainly recommend her. She took good care of us ! - Marie Burgan

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EVERTHING I LIST TURNS TO SOLD! I have buyers. I need more listings! Sellers, list with me and get the best price! Look at my recent sales SOLD BUCKINGHAM E 2/2, Jasmine, Golf $77,500 BUCKINGHAM D 2/2, Jasmine, Golf $78,000 CAMBRIDGE 2/2 J Model, Golf $98,500 - SOLD IN 1 DAY! IVANHOE T 2/2, Primrose $85,500 - SOLD IN 2 DAYS! SUFFOLK C 1/1½ Hibiscus $74,900 NEW HAMPTON E 1/1 $58,000 - SOLD IN 14 DAYS! IVANHOE T 2/2/ $100,000 - SOLD IN 14 DAYS! BUCKINGHAM O 2/2 Corner FOR SALE KINGSLEY G CAMBRIDGE G IVANHOE S SUFFOLK

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CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE FOR SALE BY OWNER: Spacious! Pretty 1 BR/1 BA desirable 1st floor. parking outside front door, large foyer entrance, LR with pass thru to DR. Porch with hurricane shuuters. Private and quiet with no front neighbors. Oversized washer & dryer. Total Warranty. Furniture can stay. Buckingham. Available in 4-6 months. Owner/agent $78,500. 305-8297900. Save this ad. #100 FOR SALE: Ivanhoe P, Nandina largest 1 BR/1½ BA in CV. Washer/ dryer, new kitchen, new bathrooms, many other upgrades. Furniture optional. Call 954-437-7913 or 954-548-8761. #101 FOR SALE: Estate Sale. 2 BR Cambridge. Updated and stylish unit with newer upgrades in kitchen & bathrooms. This one has $10K custom shower with seat! Owner motivated. Call Jospeh Glavin, Beachfront Realty, 954455-5000. #102 FOR SALE: Kingsley, Beautiful condo, 2 BR/2 BA. All tile. Nice golf view & lakes. Excellent condition. Balcony, upgraded kitchen. Close to Clubhouse. Cash Buyers. Welcome Buyers & Sellers. I love referrals. Call me for more info: Yamile Mejia, 305528-4181. Real Living FS Realty. Tambien Hablo Español. #103 FOR SALE: 2 BR/2 BA Jasmine model. Immaculate & outstanding. Beautiful furniture available. Out of town owner lived there 2 months a year - everything like new. Washer/dryer. In Plymouth, newest subdivision of Century Village. Vacant. Move in as soon as Condo Assn. approveal is issued. Easy to see. Call Sandi Olin, Agent, Beachfront Realty, 954-471-3834. #104 FOR SALE: Corner 2 BR/2 BA Magnolia model in Plymouth, newest subdivision in Century Village. Furniture available. Washer/dryer. 1st floor, lake view. Vacant. Terrific deal for some lucky buyer. Everything in excellent condition. Easy to see. Call Sandi Olin, Agent, Beachfront Realty, 954-4713834. #105 FOR SALE: Large 2 BR/2 BA on the golf course with stunning views. At Lancaster, in excellent condition. Owned by a single lady in this three bldg. assoc. (1 of only 2 in all of Century Village.) Also: built in & enclosed storage unit in patio, wahser/dryer inside unit, all like new berber carpeting, all newer kitchen & bath. Close to Clubhouse and theater. Don’t miss seeing this wonderful opportunity to own your own place. Welcome all buyers & sellers. Vacant & ready for you to move in quickly. Please call today. Help-U-Save Real Estate, 305-300-9931. #106

FOR RENT FOR RENT: Buckingham beauty! 1 BR/1 BA on the golf course with a gorgeous wide angle view. Washer/dryer inside apt., all tile, newly painted, newer appliances. Service agreement in force. Call for more details. Help-U-Save RE, 305-300-9931. #200

FOR RENT: New Hampton E. Fantastic corner unit 2 BR/2 BA overlooking golf course and lake. Call 954-432-8766. $1100. #201 FOR RENT: New Hampton C. 1 BR/1½ BA, unfurnished, extra clean, $850 monthly, yearly lease. Call 954-473-5224. #202 FOR RENT: 2 BR/2 BA, Jasmine model, new tile, blinds. appliances and partially furnished. Available April 1. $1,200 monthly. Call Gary, 305-795-0436. #203 FOR RENT: Buckingham. Great location. Remodeled & upgraded 1 BR model with spacious open floor plan. Pristine condition. Washer & dryer in unit. Move-in ready. Call Joseph Glavin, Beachfront Realty, 954-4555000. #204 FOR RENT: Upgraded kitchen!!! Gourmet appliances and amazing views of lake & golf. Great unit. 1 BR/1½ BA. Feels like new! Call Joseph Glavin, Beachfront Realty. 954-455-5000. #205 FOR RENT: 2 BR/1½ BA, second floor walk-up. Freshly cleaned, new carpeting, dishwasher, central air conditioning. Includes appliance maintenance contract. Enjoy all amenities. $850 month. Must pass credit and background check. No pets. 954-805-9304. #206 FOR RENT: Beautiful corner 2 BR/2 BA, 4th floor. Cambridge, unfurnished or furnished. Quality furniture. Golf/water view. Washer/dryer, 2 walk-in closets. Easy to see. Vacant; move in as soon as Condo Assn. approval is issued. Call Sandi Olin, Agent, Beachfront Realty, 954-4713834. #207 FOR RENT: Kingsley corner apartment; immaculate & luxuriously furnished 2 BR/1½ BA. $1150 monthly for yearly lease. Newer appliances and furnishings. Seasonal rental or sale also possible. 917-755-3627. #208

MISCELLANEOUS DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDED! I buy sealed/unexpired boxes. Call David 954-399-6078/800976-0775. #300 FOR SALE: Mercury Grand Marquis 2004. 32,000 miles. Perfect condition, 4 door. Asking price: $5,500. Call 954-438-1526 Ask for Mel. #301 FOR SALE: Adult tricycle. New. With basket. Call 954-391-7356 evenings. #302 DON’T THROW AWAY TREASURES! I buy sterling & costume jewelry, collectibles and much more. I PAY TOP PRICES. I also sell for you on eBay. Call for details. Roberta, 954-433-8420. #303 ELECTRIC SWIVEL CAR SEAT for mobility getting in and out of vehicles. Can be adapted in most cars. Orig. cost $6100. For sale $3050. 954-881-8255. #304

BURIAL SPACES 3 side by side by owner. $4750 each. Located Fred Hunters, Hollywood Memorial Gardens Fountain Section IV, east side Lot 116. Call Nancy 954-6836435. #305

LOOKING TO BUY WANTED: Looking to buy for cash, 1 BR/1½ BA unit with washer and dryer. Serious buyer already approved by the Association. Please call 786-263-0192. #400

LOOKING TO RENT WOULD LIKE TO RENT CONDO from January 2015 through April 2015 (Winter season). Will be in Century Village until May 1st to view any condos. Please call Ann 860-608-5512 or 954-2706574. #600

HELP WANTED HIRING SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS. Apply in person, Mon. Fri., 9 am - 12 noon. 2111 S.W. 60th Way, Miramar, FL 33023. #700

SERVICES HOME CLEANING BY JANET. Honest, reliable, hard working. Call anytime after 5 p.m. Thank you. 954-430-8734, cell 954274-2509. #900 NEED A RIDE? Shopping, airports, seaports, doctors, any place, any time. Dennis 954-5170106, 860-202-5315. #901 HANDYMAN JOE: “No job too small!” Professional - Reasonable. Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Painting, Etc. Family in Century Village. Silverlakes Resident. 954435-5661, cell 954-993-2003. All your household needs since 1995. Specializing in Grab Bars for the Bath. Occ. Lic. #325-001250. Insured. #902 INCOME TAX SERVICE for residents at Century Village. We do it at your place, our office, online, by fax or by mail. Also accounting 30+ years of tax experience. Mario Campos, Tax Consultant, Century Village Resident. Tel. 954-2928778. Electronic filing, 7 days a week. #903 A1 NURSE’S AIDE: Honest, dependable, certified, CPR, experienced, references available. Will assist you with everyday needs, doctor’s visit, shopping, meals, laundry, etc. Live in, hourly or nights. Please call cell 954-6844381, home 954-443-4619. #904 COMPANION OR CLEANING. Take good care of elderly, day or night. Have good references. Works in Century Village. Mamie, Cellular phone: 954-260-1756. #905 1 STOP CLEANING SERVICE: Included all types of cleaning. 10% off for senior citizens and first time customers. After that regular price. We will beat all prices. Free estimate. Forget the rest, call THE best. 305799-6673. #906

HOME HEALTH AIDE, licensed, insured with over 15 years of experience. Has own car. Speaks English. Will do what is necessary to get the job done. References can be produced. Call Mali, 754-4236001. #907 NEED A RIDE? I can take you shopping, doctor’s appointments, beauty salon, pharmacy, grocery shopping, K-Mart, Dollar Store, Sears. I live in Century Village. Very friendly person, have references. I’m bilingual. Call Angie, 954-4372829, cell 786-203-2467. #908 COMPANION SERVICE. I have over 20 years’ experience in senior health care/customer service. Provide companionship, meal preparation, showering, medication schedule and light housework. You will feel comfortable and happy. Se habla Español. Contact Sylvia Plamonrouzeau at or 954-610-3163. #909 EXPERIENCED HOME HEALTH AIDE seeking a job to assist the elderly. Also have reference you can call. Rose, 754-234-9353. #910 CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE 3 days per week, 3-5 hours per day. Willing to do companion work as well. Honest, dependable and caring. No weekends. Natalie Bernstein, 954-593-5043 or 954437-6542. #911 MY NAME IS ALINA. I am a Certified Nursing Assistant and I love working with the elderly. I have experience in housekeeping, managing medications, cooking, handling errands. I have my own transportation and I also have a CNA license. Call 954549-8238. #912 EXPERIENCED, SEEKS POSITION AS BABYSITTER, companion, house cleaner. Spanish/ English. Call Lola 786-556-0276, 954-210-0822. #913 COMPANION PERSON OR CLEANING. Take care of elderly with love & respect. Honest, reliable. Shopping. Good references. Live & work in Century Village. Hablo Español. Gloria M. Call me 305-321-8993. #914 CNA to take care of the sick and elderly. Honest, reliable, trustworthy. References available. TLC. Live out. Call Rose, 954-2439677. #915 AIDE/HHA/CNA seeking job. English speaker, good references. 15 years experience with elderly. Own vehicle. Honest & reliable. Reasonable rates. Available anytime. Santhiny Pathi-Nathan, 954871-8479. #916

PERSONALS DANCE PARTNER WANTED. I am a female looking for a dance partner for Friday & Saturday night dancing. Cell: 478-3945191. #1000 YOUNG AT HEART seeks male counterpart for dancing, dining and other mutual interests. Call 954-210-0822, 954-442-3523. Neda Chuck. #1001


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IS THIS THE RIGHT TIME? Working in Century Village since 1984. Please call me for a personal interview before making your decision on selling or renting your unit.

MEG TOBIN Realtor/Broker Saleswoman Cell: 954-980-1138 954-981-8164

Looking for more listings. I know all the models & the entire layout of Century Village. Working here since 1984. Please give me a call. “I will give you the Best in Service! “Service is the Heart of my business”

Ivanhoe K-409: Absolutely outstanding 2/2 Jasmine with beautiful view of the water, clubhouse and part of Village from the 4th floor. It has newer appliances, and has many amenities in this remodeled condo. Carpeting in living room has been replaced with laminate floors. Has sliders in patio. Great place to live. Asking $1,250.00 per month.



NEW RENTAL: New Hampton D-309 - 3rd floor. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath has a gorgeous view of the golf course. Partially furnished that can stay or be removed. Close to elevator and laundry room. Asking $790.

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CAMBRIDGE Q-309 - This 2 BR/2 BA “Primrose” model with washer/dryer one of the prettiest condos to look at. The condo shines like a “diamond” and is in pristine condition. The condo has glass hurricane protection sliders that encloses the terrace which overlooks the pool. The terrace is all hooked up for cable TV. The kitchen is in perfect condition with white tile back splash and newer appliances. This condo shows like a model with mirrors in the dining and living room. There are 2 walk-in closets, an eat-in kitchen and 6 ceiling fans. Shows like a model. Listed for $97,000. “RENTAL OF THE MONTH”

NORMA GAUDIOUS, TRC Cell: 954-632-6212 Fax: 954-538-6998 • Office: 954-450-2000 23 Years with Century Village Title Company

12323 SW 55th Street, Suite 1002 Cooper City, FL 33330 EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST NO INSPECTION FEE, NO RENEWAL FEE AND NO HIDDEN CHARGES GARFIELD “C” (2 BR 2 BA) CORNER UNIT overlooking pool and garden view, formal entry foyer, separate eatin kitchen nook, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, hot water heater, central air/heat, ceiling fans, tiled balcony with storage shed, sliders and hurricane shutters on all windows. Asking $109,000. NEW HAMPTON “T” (2 BR 2 BA) CORNER UNIT New refrigerator, New stove, New carpet throughout, just painted, central air/heat, ceiling fans, large tiled screened balcony. Asking $75,000. HAWTHORNE “H” (2 BR 2 BA) CORNER UNIT completely D tiled, formal entry, breakfast nook, stove, refrigeraSOL tor, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, tiled balcony w/shed and roll-ups. Asking $138,125. SOLD IN ONE WEEK. PLYMOUTH “H” (1 BR 1½ BA) Nandina model. Eat-in kitchen, stove, dishwasher. garbage disposal, washer/dryer, L D $73,000. SOLD S OAsking central air/heat, ceiling fans, hurricane shutters on patio.

PLYMOUTH N-111 - New side on the lake. 2 BR/2 BA “Primrose” model. All tile and wood floors. Completely upgraded kitchen cabinets, counter tops and appliances. 2 walk-in closets, eat-in kitchen, hurricane proof windows. Renting for $1150 monthly. HAWTHORNE E-111 - Beautifully furnished 2 BR/2 BA “Jasmine” on the lake. Cool north/south exposure. Stall shower in master bathroom, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer in condo. Renting for $1150 monthly. I CAN HELP YOU SELL YOUR CONDO. I AM YOUR NEIGHBOR LIVING HERE IN CENTURY VILLAGE FOR 27 YEARS. I HAVE LOTS OF BUYERS FOR YOUR CONDO. PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL!

RENTALS CAMBRIDGE (2 BD 2 BA) Furnished, golf & water view, 4th D floor, washer/dryer in unit. Asking $1200.00 per RENTE month. RENTED. CAMBRIDGE (1 BR 1½ BA) Immaculate unit. New flooring, new refrigerator, s/c stove, dishwasher, garbage disE 1DDAY! posal, washer/dryer in unit $950.00 per month. RENTED R E N TIN NOTARY NEED A REPUTABLE, RELIABLE TITLE COMPANY? NO ONE HAS CLOSED MORE UNITS IN CENTURY VILLAGE!!! CHECK OUT OUR RATES. (Estimates upon request)




Cell phone 954-296-2794 • Office 954-436-8108 Home 954-432-8664

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YOLANDE JOSEPH Selling and Managing Properties in Century Village for 20 Years!


“Committed to Excellence” LISTINGS KINGSLEY “B” - LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! 2 BR/2 BA with great water view. Central A/C, dishwasher, located on 3rd floor. Lots of amenities. 55+ community.

Sergio & Martha 1956

FOR A FREE ANALYSIS OF YOUR PROPERTY CALL YOLANDE Sergio Duran, P.A. Licensed Real Estate Broker Cell: 305-992-0479 Email:

Martha Montero, P.A. Realtor / Century Village Resident Cell: 786-514-9869 Email:

Family Owned and Operated Business A Unique Concept in Real Estate Services Providing Personalized Comprehensive Real Estate Services to Home Buyers and Sellers Services Provided: Buy, Sell, Invest, Rent, Rental Management and Short Sales 6625 Miami Lakes Drive, 3rd Floor, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 Toll Free: 1-866-706-8439 Office: 305-779-8589 Fax: 305-779-5164 Web site: WWW.SERGIODURAN.COM Se Habla Español

NOW OFFERING FINANCING CALL FOR DETAILS 3858 Sheridan Street • Hollywood, FL 33021 • Office 954-321-8800

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RECEIVE THE 2014-2015 FALL/WINTER SESON BROCHURE AND TICKET ORDER FORM IN THE MAIL If you would like to take advantage of this service, please fill out the information below and give it to the Staff Office or Ticket Office. There is a $2.00 fee for this service. • Page 103


Home Business Realty, LLC Your Satisfaction is our Business!

Please Note The Following:


• The deadline for filling out this form is June 30, 2014.

Real Estate Broker

• We will NOT accept phone requests.

954-614-4171 954-272-8222

• We will only send out brochures to residents who have filled out this form and have submitted the pre-paid $2.00 to cover the cost of the envelope and postage.

• ONLY CASH will be accepted - please try to have exact change. • Please Print the address you want the brochure mailed to.

Name (Please Print)______________________________________ Street Address (Please Print) ______________________________ City (Please Print) ______________________________________ State (Please Print) ________________Zip Code ____________ Phone Number __________________________________________ Signature: ______________________________________________ If you do not receive your brochure BEFORE Friday, July 18, 2014, contact the Staff Office, 954-435-6001


$250 I will list your property in the MLS and other Real Estate Websites for only $250 CALL ME NOW FOR DETAILS! Cooperating Brokers Fees May Apply

AVOID FALSE ALARMS The Broward Sheriff’s Office responds to thousands of false alarm calls each month. Nearly 76% of these calls are caused by user error. The following tips are being offered to Broward County residents in an effort to reduce the number of false alarm calls and allow deputies more time to respond to calls of crimes in progress: • Know your system’s password and how to properly cancel false alarms. • Everyone with a key to your property must be instructed on how to operate the alarm and how to cancel false alarms. Always make special arrangements for guests and technicians. • Secure all doors and windows before you turn on your system. Drafts that move plants or curtains are common causes of false alarms. • Avoid triggering the alarm’s sensors by securing helium-filled balloons. If possible, do not let pets roam free in the home when the alarm system is activated. • Notify your security company immediately if you think your system isn’t working properly. Schedule routine maintenance and check your system’s battery often. • Update your emergency contact list as often as necessary. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is committed to making our community safer.

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