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THE MAH JONGG GROUP Molly, Sally, Ginger and I met each Monday night to play mah jongg. I had never heard of the game before moving to Miami. Now the words, “Crack” “Bam” “Dot” and “Dragon” became part of my weekly language. I wondered which part of the evening I enjoyed the most; the clatter of the tiles, the challenge of the game, the camaraderie with the other women or the delicious treats served by the hostess each week. I still taste the fudge cookies, licorice and peanut chews. I remember the break for homemade pie and a scoop of ice cream. We were all so young. Our children were toddlers when we began the weekly ritual. We had dark hair and unlined faces. “I’m looking for a dress for my nephew Larry’s engagement party,” Sally said one night. She reached across the table for the tile I had just thrown. “I’ll call that

The COOPPA Guardian green dragon for mahj,” she said. “I saw a beauty at Lillie Rubin’s on Miracle Mile. A lemon chiffon dream. My sister-in-law would drool if I wore it,” she continued. “It’s marked down from $149 to $98. The only problem is that it’s a size four.” She pushed aside the bowl of ice cream Ginger placed before her. “No thanks. If I watch my weight for a few weeks, maybe I can squeeze into that size four.” I stifled a giggle as I watched her sneak small spoonfuls before Ginger took the bowl away. A decade passed. Our games continued along with the fancy treats, but the conversations changed as the children went from toddlers to junior high schoolers and sweet sixteen memories vanished along with braces for the children’s teeth. “What college is Joey applying to?” Molly asked one evening. “MY Susan is going to Brandeis, following her father’s footsteps.” Her hazel eyes sparkled with pride. Sally wiped a chocolate smudge from her lips. “My Cheryl isn’t going to college. She’s getting engaged to Frank, the boy she’s been going with since the eighth grade. I went to Aventura Mall to look for a dress for the party. I saw a pink silk beauty, marked down from $750 to $480. The only problem is it’s a size eight. Please, only give me a tiny slice of the pumpkin pie tonight. Maybe if I’m careful, I’ll be able to fit into the size eight.” Another decade passed. Changes were made on our mah

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jongg cards. The hands were different each year. Flowers and jokers became part of the game. We raised the ante from two dollars to four. The children had grown, our husbands wanted to spend evenings with us. Besides, the city had gotten too dangerous to drive out at night, so we began to play on Tuesday afternoons. Now, instead of the usual treats, we served lunch, each one becoming more elaborate than the last. “What a delicious tuna casserole,” Molly complimented me one day. I felt proud. After all, Molly was the heralded cook and baker in the group. If she said my casserole was delicious, I knew it had to be delicious. “Please, just a tiny slice for me,”Sally said. “MY grandson’s graduation party is coming up soon. I saw a dress at Lisa Todd’s What a terrific buy. It’s reduced from $1250 to only $900. How can I pass that up? The only problem is the dress is a size fourteen. If I lose a few pounds, I’ll be able to fit into it.” She eyed the cake I brought to the table. “How can I resist your chocolate chip chiffon cake? Just give me a small piece,” she said. Ginger smiled. “You know what, girls. Maybe we should cut down on the big lunches. After all, we’re not getting any younger. Why don’t we just serve something simple from now on?” We are about to celebrate forty years of playing mah jongg together. Streaks of gray have changed to blonde or auburn. A little extra makeup conceals the flaws that come with age. Our conversations have taken on new slants. “What’s your cholesterol count?” “The doctor said he wants me to have a stress test.”

“Can we change the game to Thursday next week? I have an appointment with the podiatrist.” “I can’t play on Thursday,” Sally said. “I’m seeing a hypnotist. He promises he can help me lose weight.” “Who is your primary physician?” Ginger asked. “My allergies are getting worse all the time. I have to do something about it, but Harry and I are unhappy with our doctor.” “Jack and I just changed. We went off the HMO plan and went back to our old doctor. This guy didn’t do anything for our high blood pressure. He said he thought we were uptight because our granddaughter just moved in with her boyfriend. I walked to the kitchen before the game started and took the tuna casserole I had planned to serve as a surprise (for old time’s sake) back in the refrigerator and mentally changed the menu while a poem found its way to my head. Sally has to lose weight, she’s going on a diet Molly’s high cholesterol makes her doctor riot Ginger can’t eat pepper; it makes her cough and sneeze Preparing for my mahj group isn’t such a breeze. I’ll toss a little salad and serve it without oil Bake four large potatoes wrapped tightly in some foil Sweet and Low I’ll serve them in decaffeinated tea Taking care of all my friends could be the death of me. We still meet once a week. Sally has given up all hopes of squeezing into a size fourteen dress, some of us have had tummy tucks and a little surgery around the eyes and chin, but the camaraderie remains the same as we settle down on our chairs and wait for the game to begin.

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WHEN GOD CREATED FATHERS By Erma Bombeck When the good Lord was creating fathers, He started with a tall frame. A female angel nearby said, "What kind of father is that? If you're going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won't be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping. And God smiled and said, "Yes, but if I make him child size, who would children have to look up to?" And when God made a father's hands, they were large and sinewy. The angel shook her head sadly and said, "Large hands are clumsy. They can't manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber bands on ponytails or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats." And God smiled and said, "I know, but they're large enough to hold everything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of a day, yet small enough to cup a child's face." And then God molded long, slim legs and broad shoulders. The angel nearly had a heart attack. "Boy, this is the end of the week, all right," she clucked. "Do you realize you just made a father without a lap? How is he going to pull a child close to him without the kid falling between his legs?" And God smiled and said, "A mother needs a lap. A father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle or hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus." God was in the middle of creating two of the largest feet anyone had ever seen when the angel could contain herself no longer. "That's not fair. Do you honestly think those large boats are going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries? Or walk through a small birthday party without crushing at least three of the guests?" And God smiled and said, "They'll work. You'll see. They'll support a small child who wants to ride a horse to Banbury Cross or scare off mice at the summer cabin or display shoes that will be a challenge to fill." God worked throughout the night, giving the father few words but a firm, authoritative voice and eyes that saw everything but remained calm and tolerant. Finally, almost as an afterthought, He added tears. Then He turned to the angel and said, "Now, are you satisfied that he can love as much as a mother?" The angel shutteth up.

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ESCALLOPED CHICKEN 1 can (10¾ oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 can (5 oz.) chunk white chicken ¼ cup milk 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped 1 cup cooked peas 1 cup slightly crumbled potato chips In a 1-qt. round glass casserole, combine soup, chicken, milk, eggs and peas. Cover with glass lid. Microwave on high 6 to 8 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Let stand, covered, 2 minutes. Garnish with potato chips. Makes about 3 cups. Tip: To crisp soggy or stale potato or corn chips and even Chinese noodles, microwave in shallow glass baking dish on high 1 minute. Let stand 2 minutes. Submitted by Belle Starr

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CHILLED ASPARAGUS CHANTILLY SALAD ¼ cup (½ stick) butter or margarine 3 egg yolks 1 Tbs. lemon juice ½ tsp. salt pinch cayenne 2 Tbs. mayonnaise 5 Tbs. whipped cream 20-24 cooked asparagus spears

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Combine butter, egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and cayenne in saucepan. Let stand until ingredients reach room temperature. Stir briskly with a fork over simmering water three minutes or until mixture thickens to custard consistency. Cool, stir in mayonnaise and whipped cream. Refrigerate until time to serve over chilled asparagus. Arrange asparagus on a bed of chopped lettuce or in a lettuce cup. Submitted by Elizabeth Mortonson

Preheat oven to 350o. Mix beans, soup and Cheez Whiz in 2-qt. casserole dish. Add water to margarine in medium bowl; stir until margarine is melted. Add stuffing mix; stir just until moistened. Spoon over bean mixture. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. makes 14 servings, ½ cup each. Submitted by Joyce Pomerantz

NOODLE ONION KUGEL 1 lb. noodles, cooked and drained ¼ to 1/3 cup oil 8 oz. mushrooms 6 eggs 6 medium onions, sliced salt and pepper to taste Sauté mushrooms and onions in oil, until very limp. Remove from heat. Beat eggs and add to cooked noodles. Mix well. Add mushroom mixture to noodle mixture, then salt and pepper to taste. Grease a 9 x 13 pan, and heat 3 to 4 minutes at 400o. Pour mixture into pan and bake at 350o for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Submitted by Joyce Pomerantz

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By Arthur Cohen, Esquire, P.A.

WHAT COMPENSATION ARE YOU ENTITLED TO AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT? Under Florida No Fault Law, if you have been involved in an automobile accident and you have been injured, your own insurance company under your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, pays your medical bills. This is so, whether another driver caused the accident or you caused the accident. Your medical bills are paid by in your own policy of insurance, which is usually in the amount of $10,000. From these benefits, any loss wages that you have are also paid (medical benefits are paid at 80% and loss wages are paid at 60%). There have been modifications to this long standing law, as to whether you sought medical treatment within a certain amount of time since the accident occurred, what medical facility you engage, what type of medical professional you consult. It is essential that you

consult an attorney immediately following an accident, when you sustain injuries. You are not entitled to make a claim against another driver who was at fault in the accident unless certain criteria are met. One requirement is that you have to sustain a permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability. This can only be determined by a licensed physician. If that is the case, you may be entitled to damages for your pain and suffering and additionally, possible economic recovery. The type of recovery will depend on the damage that you have sustained because of the accident or injuries. This includes both during and after the incident. Under certain circumstances, your spouse may make a claim to the extent that your injuries affected

their relationship with you, or caused them to take on jobs or activities that they normally would not have had to do (cooking, cleaning, errands, shopping, helping you dress, etc.). To understand the type of damages that you may be entitled to, it is important to understand what the law allows. Pain and Suffering: As a result of a permanent injury, if you have pain and suffering because of the injuries that you sustained, these are intangible items not easily quantifiable monetarily but an element for which you are entitled to monetary compensation. This is tied to your life expectancy based on mortality tables, how long the average person of your race and gender is expected to live. Disfigurement: If as a result of an accident, a person has visible scarring or other permanent effects to their personal appearance, you may be able to collect for damages due to the disfigurement and the mental suffering that you have as a result of this disfigurement. This type of damage is often referred to as mental anguish. Future Medical Expenses: If you are injured and your physician may determine that you have a permanent injury after a reasonable amount of treatment. After you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) your

physician may determine that you may need further or future therapy or treatment or diagnostic testing. These future treatments may be part of your damages. If this matter is brought to trial, a jury must decide this; there must be sufficient proof for the jury to consider this as well as realistic estimations of the cost of future treatment. This requires expert medical testimony from your doctor at trial. Household Services: If your injuries from an accident limit your ability to do certain activities such as personal care, dressing yourself for which assistance must be obtained and paid for, this is a compensatable loss. As to the daily upkeep of your home, the need for cleaning or other chores which you normally would have done, now requires you to hire someone to do it for you, those expenses are also reimbursable. However, if you had a cleaning service during the past number of years prior to this accident and you continue to use their services after the accident, so there is no change in that status from before the accident, those expenses are not normally compensatable. General Damages: As previously stated, pain and suffering is an intangible concept but one that is decided by a jury, or required of an insurance adjuster to review and to understand that it is comContinued on Page 61

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June 2014 Legal Corner Continued from Page 55 pensatable. There is also an element of loss of enjoyment of life after an accident or injury. The fact that you used to do activities on a regular basis, such as go to movies or go out to dinner with your spouse or friends and can no longer do that, is an element of damages which a jury can provide compensation for. When an accident happens and you are injured it changes your life. If it was determined that the injuries are of a permanent nature, you may be entitled to compensation from the person or the insurance company of that person who caused the accident and your injuries. The only way to determine your rights is to discuss this with an attorney who specializes in personal injury matters. In the event of an accident, I urge you to consult my office as soon as possible and refrain from speaking to any insurance company or claims adjuster prior to discussing the claim with me. In the event that you are involved in an accident, I urge you to call my office to discuss any of these matters with me. My Pembroke Pines office is conveniently located to serve Century Village residents. It is located at 9000 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida, by appointment only. My office phone number is (954) 441-5077, or I can be reached on my cell phone (954) 801-0352. Appointments at any hospital or at your home can be arranged.

The COOPPA Guardian GOING HOME By Elaine Berman What is it about going home that makes it so enticing to one who has been away for awhile? There are several reasons: stability, predictability and security. This subject has been written about by many others before me, and will no doubt be a source of question in the next century. As I was unloading the dishwasher this morning, I realized that when my children come home, they will be served on the same familiar plates that were once used for company, but now they are for us. Even though at times we feel the need for NEW things... it is the old couch, the radio with the broken dial, the dishwasher that cannot be opened during the wash cycle anymore... these are what make a home a special niche to come back to, to visit. Several years ago when we put a FOR SALE sign in the yard, our feelings were very mixed. The thought of all new bathrooms, a pretty neighborhood tucked away by trees and landscaping was very alluring. When our then college age daughter and graduate age son saw the sign, you knew that they were a bit disappointed. When I questioned them they said, “this home is so comfortable, but do what is best for you.” They liked having their old rooms, still laden with books, old papers and other paraphernalia. When we return home from vacation, I think that’s when home is most appealing. There is nothing that can compare to that first night’s sleep in our own bed. After the assortment of mattresses and pillows in various motels and hotels... you just seem to fit into the contours, and your body knows you are home again. Sometimes ALL of the memories • Page 61

are not happy at home, but most of the time, it seems there is more comfort in the familiar than the new. So goes the famous saying, “There is still no place like HOME.”

HUMOR AND OPTIMISM By William Bandes I am the oldest person I know... Oops, not true. Aunt Beverly in Tennessee is about 95. She is one of those sweet kind persons like the Belle of the South and beautiful to boot. Then there’s Ernie Henderson from Oregon who flew in bombers with me in WWII. He’s one year older than I. I live in an adult community. You would think I’d meet up with someone who would take the nickel bet “that I’m older than you.” No such luck! One of the youngsters said to me “Thank God I met someone older than me.” Many have said, “You don’t look your age.” Now at my age that’s a pure ego booster. Recently I took my wife to the doctor. While she signed in I made my way back to a seat. A woman blocked my path down the aisle, bent over rummaging in her pocketbook, her tail in the air. As she noticed me waiting she said, “Just a moment sir.” I replied, “Don’t hurry, the view from here is just fine.” She got up and giggled, “Oh thank you sir, you just made my day.” Then she smiled and said, “Hmm and at your age.” Well, in June, July and August my family is coming in from Atlanta, Tennessee, N. Carolina and Pembroke Pines to celebrate my 90th with my wife and I. I’ve had a good life and good health, so maybe I’ll make 100 I tell all. But you know, “Man talks and God laughs.”

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These are the organizations you can support if you wish to send a tribute for any occasion! • Alzheimer’s Association • The American Cancer Society • American Diabetes Association • Diabetes Research Institute • The American Heart Association • American Kidney Fund • American Lung Association • The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. • American Red Magen David for Israel • Broward Meals on Wheels • The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation • Hospice Care of S.E. Florida, Inc. • Make a Wish Foundation • Lupus Foundation of America • Cystic Fibrosis • Simon Wiesenthal Center

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MEETING CORNER ALL ABOUT VISION & HEARING meets the 3rd. Thursday of the month at 1 PM in Room 122. Info: Goldie Smoler, 954-438-9057, Zelda Zalis, 954-436-3707 or Barbara Shorkey, 954-431-7272.

C.V. BOOK CLUB meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse Library. Join us! Info: Ileane Greene, 954438-6648 or Raquel Small, 954435-7197.

BEADED NEEDLEPONT CLASS meets 9:30 a.m. every Thursday in the Art Room. Info: Judy Straus, 954-436-1321.

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CENTURY VILLAGE meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Century Pines Jewish Center. Info: call 954-438-6093.

BILLIARD CLUB meets 12:00 noon on first Thursday of month in Media Room. Info: Mike Weinberger, 954-450-6234. BOCCI SPORTS CLUB meets at 10 a.m. on third Monday of month. Tournaments: 9 a.m., Friday at the Bocci Courts. Info: Pres. Ann Walker, 954-431-4701. CAMERA CLUB of Century Village meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse Media Room Info: Herb Barretta, 954-3921659. CANADIAN CLUB meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 11 a.m. in the Room 116 (Ceramics Room). Info: Ginette Kirkey, 954392-6028. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets 1st Monday of every month, Media Room, 1 p.m. Info: call Jean Rudolph, 954-438-3419. CENTURY GOLF CLUB meets 2:00 p.m. on 2nd Wednesday of month, at Café on the Green. Info: Stan Cooke 954-436-3085 or Ernesto Barrera, President 954704-1807.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB plays three times a week - Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. in the Back Card Room on the second floor of the Clubhouse. Regular monthly meetings are held in this same room at 6:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Info: Gitta Kastner, Pres. 954-436-6903, Rhoda Kurzweil, Partnerships, 954-433-7004. EBONY CULTURAL CLUB meets 1st Saturday of month at 1 PM, Room 122. Info: Monica Goddard, President, 954-435-6869. HALF CENTURY CLUB PLUS meets 10:30 a.m. on third Sunday of the month in Room 120. Iinfo: President: Steve Stein, 954-3990618 or Barney Most, 954-4377278. HALINA LASTER HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS GROUP meets 1 p.m. on first Wednesday in Room 120. Info: Rubin Offenbach, 954-450-0333.

CENTURY LADIES GOLF CLUB meets every Tuesday 8 a.m. at the golf course. Info: President Diana Del Cid, 954-217-1754.

HISPANIC AMERICAN SOCIETY meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Party Room. Info: Benicia Perez, Pres. 954430-5386.

CENTURY SQUARE CLUB meets 2nd Wednesday of month 1:00 p.m. in Room 103. Info: Herb Goldman 954-435-5259.

INTERFAITH BIBLE STUDY GROUP meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Media Room. Info: Bob Smith, 954-431-9496.

CENTURY VILLAGE BOWLING LEAGUES plays Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Sparez of Davie. Info: Bobbi Crespi 954435-3810.

INTERNATIONAL SINGERS meet 1:00 p.m. every Friday in Room 121 with director Mimi Ackerman, 954-704-2574.

CHESS CLUB meets every Thursday at 1 p.m.. Room 105. Info: Julius Shapiro, 954-433-9015. CLUB DE DOMINO meets every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Clubhouse (2nd floor by the Billiard/Pool Room). Info: Silvio Hidalgo, 786-380-2989.

ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB meets second Tuesday at 1 p.m. in rooms 121/122. Info: Pres. Kathy McDonough, 954-4474419. JAZZ meets Sunday nights 7–9 p.m. in Room 121. Info: Doug Sarrow, 954-430-2105.

COMPUTER CLUB meets 1 p.m. in Room 122 on the third Monday of the month. Info: Hugo Zarnel Pres. 954-436-1783.

JEWISH WAR VETERANS Robert & Sam Franzblau Post 177 meets the 4th Sunday of the month, 9:30 a.m. at Pines Recreation Center. Info: Bernie Feiler 954432-4242.

CONEY ISLANDERS CLUB meets 11 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of month in Clubhouse Room 122. Info: Marilyn Engel, 954-4376511.

Karaoke meets in the Media Room every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and every Saturday at 2 p.m. Info: Roz Michaud, 954-435-8247, Marvin Zelaznik, 954-432-9375.

CRAFT AND SOCIAL CLUB meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Room 113. Contact: Nancy Moss, Pres. 954-436-6984.

KNlGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. Maximilian Kolbe Council # 11410 meets 7:30 p.m, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 701 N. Hiatus Road between Pines Blvd. and Johnson St. Those interested in joining call Angelo Patrissi, 954435-4603 or Peter D. Gucciardo, 954-431-5859.

CREATIVE CLAY CLUB meets at 10 a.m., Fridays in Clubhouse Ceramics Room. Info: Pedro Mendoza, 954-441-3914. CULTURAL ART CLUB meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 2 p.m. in Art Room. Info: Roberta Nazimovitz, 954-430-2006.

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS So. FL. Lodge #195, meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12 noon at the Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. South Florida Temple #49 PYTHIAN SISTERS, meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12 noon also at Pines Recreation Center. For info: SR Marty Deringer, 954-431-2976, PDGC Max Turk, 954-435-7062, or PGC Faith Albert, 954-432-9642.

SCRABBLE CLUB will be meeting every Saturday of the month at the Clubhouse at 1:30 p.m. Please bring sets. Info: Pres. Rochelle Gold, 954-483-3883.

LATIN-AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB meets the first Friday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Party Room. Info: Pres. Hilda Rodriguez, 954-437-1605.

SING A LONG meets every Saturday 1-2 p.m. in Room 120. Info: Lippy Gordon, 954-704-4598, Mel Weinrach, 954-253-4159, Cynthia Miller, 954-431-1785.

LATIN AMERICAN SING-A-LONG meets every Saturday 10:30 a.m. to noon in room 120. Info: Mel Weinrach 954-437-7651

SISTERHOOD CENTURY PINES JEWISH CENTER meets 4th Sunday of month at 10:30 a.m. at Synagogue. Info: Selma Karp, 954-450-9963.

MEDITERRANEAN TRAVEL & SOCIAL CLUB meets 1 p.m. on fourth Thursday of month in Room 120. Info: Gene Cosco, 954432-6561. THE MENDED HEARTS is a support group for those with heart conditions. The meeting is at the fitness center in Memorial West the first Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. For more info. call Ileen Stewart, 954-438-6049. NA'AMAT USA-MEDINA CLUB of Century Village meets the 4th Tuesday of month at 1 p.m. at Century Pines Jewish Center. Infor: Elinor Kamen at 954-4350099. N,A.R.F.E. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Century Village Chapter #2151, meets 1:00 p.m. on 2nd Wednesday of month in Room 120. Info: Mary Babcock, 954-4474862. NEIGHBORS TO NEIGHBORS meets the 3rd Tuesday of month at 1 p.m. in the Party Room. For info: Esther Fontao, 954-4301903. NEW JERSEY SOCIAL CLUB meets the 4th Tuesday of month at 1:00 p.m. in Room 120. Info: Co-Presidents: Molly Offner, 954431-2726; Harriet Marten, 954431-3007. PEMBROKE PINES DEMOCRATIC CLUB meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Walter C. Young Dinner Theater, 901 NW 129th Ave., Pembroke Pines. Info: 954651-0563. PEMBROKE SAILORS CLUB meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of month in the Party Room. Info: President Frank Incantalupo at 954-437-6510 or Marvin Goodman, Vice President at 954-438-7313. PEMBROKE TENNIS CLUB meets the last Monday of the month at 1 p.m., Room 122. Info: Selda Milton, 954-435-3526. REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY meets 10 a.m. the 3rd Thursday of month in Room 122. Info: Lippy Gordon 954-704-4598. ROTARY CLUB OF MIRAMARPINES meets at the Pembroke Lakes Country Club, 10500 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. Info: Derek Cousins, 954-263-2215.

SHIRAH HADASSAH meets 1:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Village Reform Congregation. Info: Florence Brown, Presidium 954-704-0790, Louisa Berson, Presidium 954431-1604.

SISTERHOOD OF VILLAGE REFORM CONGREGATION, meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. All ladies welcome. Info: Pres. Billie Zierler, 954-441-3644. SISTERHOOD OF YOUNG ISRAEL, PEMBROKE PINES, meets 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. All ladies are welcome. Info: Sonny Damatow, 954-437-7668. SOUTHWEST BROWARD REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION (SWBRO) meets the 1st Monday of every month at 7-7:30 p.m. at the old theatre at the Walter C. Young campus. Info: Loretta Hedberg, 954-441-6489. SPECTATOR SPORTS CLUB meets every 3rd Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Room 121&122. Info: Ira Furman, 954-432-0574. STAMP AND COIN CLUB meets every Monday in Room 104 at 5-6:30 p.m. Info: Hill Silver, 954443-6818 TRENDY TOUR CLUB meets the 2nd Thursday each month at 1 p.m. in room 121 Info: Pres. Rosalie Liguori, 954-805-9304. VRC MEN’S CLUB meets the 4th Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. Join us for breakfast and an interesting program at the Village Reform Congregation. For information call Temple office 954437-7969. WILD GEESE IRISH-AMERICAN CLUB meets 1st Saturday of month at 10 a.m., Room 120. Info: Rose Cusack, 954-517-9177 or Elma Elliott, 954-441-6293.. WRITERS CLUB meets at 10 AM every Monday in Room 103. Info: Bernie Stauber, 954-443-5167. YIDDISH/HEBREW CHORAL GROUP meets 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Room 120. Info: Ari Fuhrman, 954-437-5323. YOUNG AT HEART CHORAL GROUP meets every Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in room 121. Info: Director, Linda Smith, 954-431-9496.

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By Rose Boyarsky As we have more than enough to handle. It seems the world is getting smaller & smaller. You just push the button on TV and in 15 minutes see what’s happening around the world. Oh, the never ending “man-made” wars between nations, the latest civil wars if they cannot settle their affairs. Will their dictators give in? As we witness for several years the “Arab Spring” with no end to resolve. And the latest path of wars, namely: Terror, not costly at all and yes it works for them. We live in a time now, we never know who and when they will “surprise” us. The irony is we, with our most sophisticated arms, big army, are helpless to overcome them. Not knowing how or where to fight them. We’re surrounded in a jungle of terror, as they hit us in the heart on our soil too. Oh, the cost of fighting them is draining our budget, as we’re in debts in the trillions. Where is the U.N.? Not home and as the majority are terror nations. But the U.S. and the West are paying the U.N.’s bills. So down

The COOPPA Guardian with the U.N. who spreads the red carpet only for dictators who support terror and are barking against the U.S. and mainly Israel. Namely: #1 Iran who supports Hezbollah, Hamas and terror nationwide. Did the U.N. Accomplish anything to stop Iran supporting terror or their dreams of developing the atom bomb and become a world power? Not yet. Leaving the burden to the U.S. and the West who are far from accomplishing either. Why? By not using the right “formula”. So Iran is making a mockery of the latest deal, going on with its ambitions. And the irony is also shocking, even preventing Israel to do what has to be done being so close and in great danger are forced to “obey order, hands off” is something wrong. And so is also the peace between Israel & Palestinians forcing only Israel for more concessions, whereby talking “gentle” to the P.A. who promise not much in return not even the recognition , Israel as the Jewish state. And for Secretary Kerry to warn openly Israel if she will not meet their demands may suffer more, was given the best ammunition to the Palestinians. And now even blaming openly Israel for the peace failure. What about the last, Fatah of the P.A. is making up again with Hamas for the only reason to fight together against Israel. Just now the latest murder of a Jew in the West Bank, and the new discovery of a sophisticated tunnel full of arms

“Without Music Life would be a Mistake” Would you like to enjoy entertainment for your meetings, parties or get-togethers? We’re here to do just that. Who are we?

Foxy Ladies We are your friends and neighbors, and our motto is: “Let Us Entertain You” Please contact Miriam Lehrer at 954-435-7221 or Helen Fox at 954-437-7661

ATTENTION RESIDENTS It is most important that you update your home telephone number with our I.D. office. Your means of contact must be a land line (not a cell phone) in order for your Emergency Medical Buttons to work. When your visitor arrives at our gates, you must be contacted before your guest will be permitted to enter. In case of emergency it is necessary to reach you, contact must be made by phone. A cell is not an acceptable means of communicating with our medical and security officers.

by Hamas on the Gaza border. We like to ask Kerry, he did not find anything to blame the P.A. for peace failure? As we all know too many. Oh, the latest offer the Obama Administration is considering the release of Jonathan Pollard as part of an effort to make Israel release more Arab prisoners is compared to “trick or treat.” We ask what has Pollard’s case to do with terrorist murderer prisoners? If Obama considers the release of Pollard (long overdue) it should be on honesty, as Pollard served already the longest term (28 years) compared to others who got a “slap in the face” serving 2-5 or 10 years only, even for spying for our enemies. Pollard spied for an ally, pleading guilty, cooperating in full as he was promised a shorter term and not to seek the maximum sentence of life in prison. So where is justice? Also, why didn’t Obama pardon Pollard at the end of his first term when asked by Shimon Peres as a human gesture and as Pollard is sick and getting old, to unite with his wife? He was denied too. Does it mean now Pollard is being used to bargain and make Israel give in again? It is not “kosher” and does not fit for a Democracy as ours who seeks justice for everyone, everywhere. How come it’s so “sha’shtill” in the Middle East with their “Arab Spring.” Oh, we’re so preoccupied with Ukraine & Putin, putting the Arab Spring on the back burner, giving Assad a free ride to act as he wishes. El Sisi resigned in Egypt making way for new elec-

VILLAGE JAZZ BAND We are not a club, we require no membership. All residents welcome to attend. The members of the band donate their time and talent for you to enjoy. We have some very talented singers that come up from the audience and sing with the band. It is all very informal, we just have fun. The residents seem to enjoy the music and return every Sunday night. We are now averaging an audience of about 150 residents. We outgrew room 121 and had to open up the partitions between rooms 121 and 122. We meet every Sunday night between 7 and 9 p.m. Our band consists of nine musicians. Any talented musicians that would like to participate should contact me: Marvin Schoonens, 954-442-3446, cell: 954-243-6022.

June 2014 tions. And as the country is split, who knows the outcome. Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan are nests of terror and lost cases. Surprise? al Qaeda said “hello” to the world showing their faces, giving the message “we’re alive, well and ready to give hell everywhere.” The crisis in Ukraine is escalating as Russia already signed the annexation of Crimea, troops are on Ukraine’s borders too. So tension is growing between Russia & the West with Obama “leading the band.” So we got back into the cold war telling Putin to stay out of Ukraine, dismissing Russia as regional power. But Putin thinks Obama is all talk, so Putin is showing his muscle. Who knows where war of words may lead? But there are tragedies caused by humans or acts of G-d as we face so often now. The disappearing of flight 370 in Malaysia with no clue of why & where? Ferry sinks in South Korea with many deaths & missing caused by the captain & is accused of abandoning the ship. Tragedy on Mt. Everest with many deaths & missing. We’re not immune either, more than enough to handle, the tragedy in Washington, mudslide causing so may deaths and lost homes. Oh, now another shooting against the Army by someone who had a history of depression & mental problems. So why wasn’t he treated or discharged, why wait for this to happen? Oh, hate and antiSemitic crime in Kansas City by a former Klu Klux Klan who killed 3 Continued on Page 72

Musicians Wanted

Century Village Pines Symphonic Pops Orchestra Anyone looking to have a great time with our orchestra and meet some new friends. We need string, wind and percussion players of all levels for our community orchestra. Great venue to reconnect with and enhance your musical skills. Play semi-classical, show tunes, marches, big band and holiday selections. Non musician volunteers also welcome for our music library and/or admin. support as “Friends of the Orchestra.”

Contact Mitch Tunkel 954-791-3333 email

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Letters to the Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR




I am so happy to see the notice on page 90 of the May 2014 newspaper that the orientation meeting is not solely for new residents the first Wednesday of every month in room 104/105 at 10 a.m. Things are getting as they used to be. We are so glad Mr. George Beckhart is here doing maintenance and giving us information along with the wonderful volunteers at COOPPA. Sincerely, Lorraine Metz


It is time to upgrade our community streets and area lighting system in a way to reduce glare and improve safety. Sylvania Lighting Services is determined to deploy innovative, efficient lighting solutions that achieve the benefits of safety and sustainability. There are some available lamps and one of them, mostly used, is Metal Halide (MH) lamps. It is an HID lamp (High Intensity Discharge), which means it provides most of its light from the electric arc within a small discharge tube. It is becoming increasingly popular due to its good quality white light and efficiency. The most prominent use of the MH lamp is in stadiums and sports fields. It is also used widely for parking lots and street lighting in urban areas. Perfect for pole or wall mounting. Metal Halide lamps are used in automobile headlights, where they are commonly known as “xenon headlamps.” I hope that CVP in contact with FPL and Associations, will modernize our community lighting. Efim Golder

LETTER TO THE EDITOR THE VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON On Wednesday, April 23rd, I and so many other volunteers were invited to a magnificent luncheon given us by Vice President George Beckhart and his staff. It was wonderful. The food was delicious and prizes and raffles were given out, too. Lovely music to entertain us also. Thank you Mr. Beckhart for a fantastic afternoon. Edith Weiss (a librarian)

I know you have been warned about doing so and told there is a fine if caught in the act. I realized last week exactly what could happen when you don't abide by this request. It was after 10 p.m. and I thought I would just dash out and throw my garbage down the chute since I had neglected to do so earlier. I live about four condos away from the chute. I did so and turned around to walk back. Suddenly there was this incredibly loud scream. At first I thought someone is being attacked. Then came the hisses and growls and I realized it was an animal. It was no small pussycat sound and more towards a lion, a very angry lion or bobcat or whatever. Now I reached my condo door faster than I thought I could ever move, my heart pounding and fearful to look back in case this animal was at my heels ready to attack. The screams were constant and the sound echoed off the catwalk walls and I could tell it might be on my floor or below. Now I thought that some neighbor might open their door to check the noise or whatever and be attacked. So I

called Security. They told me to call Animal Control. That would be in the morning and this animal wasn't going to hang around. I called the non emergency police number and they said they would send someone out thankfully since I was worried about my neighbors. I assure you there will be no late night walks to the garbage chute. I called Progressive in the morning and Ms. Ruffino stated that when you feed the ducks, it invites other animals. Now these ducks do not look malnourished and furthermore the animals do not read to know that only ducks can eat what you provided. So inviting other animals who can attack us is a very serious problem. I know you kind souls who care for these ducks do not want to be responsible for a resident being attacked by a raccoon. Please, please do not feed the ducks. We all need to look out for the safety of ourselves and our neighbors. Thank you. Ruth Ort

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By Ira M. Kotch, D.M.D., P.A. General Dentistry

HOW DOES WHAT I EAT AFFECT MY ORAL HEALTH? You may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases of modern civilization, tooth decay (caries) and periodontal disease, simply by improving your diet. Decay results when acid products from oral bacteria destroy the hard tissues. Certain foods and food combinations are linked to higher levels of cavitycausing bacteria. Although poor nutrition does not directly cause periodontal disease, many researchers believe that the disease progresses faster and is more severe in patients whose diet does not supply the necessary nutrients. Periodontal disease affects the supporting tissues of the teeth and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Poor nutrition affects the entire immune system, thereby increasing susceptibility to many disorders. People with lowered immune systems have been shown to be at higher risk for periodontal disease. Additionally, today’s research shows a link between oral health and systemic conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. So eating a variety of foods as part of a well-balanced diet may not only improve your dental health, but increasing fiber and vitamin intake may reduce the risk of other diseases. How can I plan my meals and snacks to promote better oral health? Eat a well-balanced diet characterized by moderation and variety. Develop eating habits that follow the recommendations from reputable health organizations such as The American Dietetic Association and The National Institutes of Health. Choose foods from the four basic food groups: fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, milk and dairy products, meat, chicken, fish or beans. Avoid fad diets that limit or eliminate entire food groups that usually result in vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Always keep your mouth moist by drinking lots of water. Saliva

protects both hard and soft oral tissues. If you have a dry mouth, supplement your diet with sugarless candy or gum to stimulate saliva. Foods that cling to your teeth promote tooth decay. So when you snack, avoid soft, sweet, sticky foods, such as cakes, candy and dried fruits. Instead, choose dentally healthy foods such as nuts, raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese and sugarless gum or candy. When you eat fermentable carbohydrates, such as crackers, cookies and chips, eat them as part of your meal, instead of by themselves. Combinations of foods neutralize acids in the mouth and inhibit tooth decay. For example, enjoy cheese with your crackers. Your snack will be satisfying and better for you dental health. One caution: malnutrition (bad nutrition) can result from too much nourishment as easily as too little. Each time you eat, you create an environment for oral bacteria to develop. Additionally, studies are showing that dental disease is just as related to overeating as heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension. So making a habit of eating too much of just about anything, too frequently, should be avoided. When should I consult my dentist or dietitian about my nutritional status? Always ask your dentist if you’re not sure how your nutrition (diet) may affect your oral health. Conditions such as tooth loss, pain, or joint dysfunction can impair chewing and are often found in elderly people, those on restrictive diets and those who are undergoing medical treatment. People experiencing these problems may be too isolated or weakened to eat nutritionally balanced meals at a time when it is particularly critical. Talk to your dental health professional about what you can do for yourself or someone you know in these circumstances. Coffee and Doughnuts: Disastrous Combo for Teeth? You’re late for work, skip breakfast, and during the commute, pick up a doughnut and cup of coffee and you’re on your way. This common quick fix breakfast scenario can lengthen your time spent in the dental chair. The sugars in doughnuts have been identified as a risk factor for gum inflammation and cavities. Dentists have recently found findings that compared the sugars found in oatmeal cookies, and discovered that the sugars in oatmeal cookies amount to only one-fifth of the sugars in plain doughnut particles. The amount of sugar and cream in your coffee also can

have a direct effect on the amount of cavity-causing bacteria. Tannins found in coffee etch into the pits and grooves of the tooth enamel, producing a rough stained surface. What can someone do to lessen the breakfast sugar bath the teeth receive from this breakfast combination? Don’t nurse your coffee or pick at that doughnut throughout the morning. When you eat your doughnut quickly, it limits the exposure time to the sugar bacteria attack. Also, cut back on the amount of cream and sugar for your coffee. Try picking up fruit or another morning substitute. Diet Soda Drinkers Beware! Drinking carbonated soft drinks regularly can contribute to the erosion of tooth enamel surfaces. Soft drinks, which contain sticky sugars that break down into acids, adhere easily to tooth surfaces. These acids can soften tooth substance and promote formation of plaque, which erodes the enamel. Enamel breakdown leads to cavities. If erosion spreads beneath the enamel into the dentin, pain and

sensitivity may result, usually a precursor to nerve infection which can result in root canal surgery. Because saliva helps neutralize acids and wash your teeth clean, the worst time to drink soda pop, ironically, is when you are very thirsty or dehydrated due to low levels of saliva. The larger the volume of intake, the more impact soda pop has on your teeth. Diet sodas are part of the problem. Women especially like to drink them throughout the day and between meals because they have no calories, yet the higher frequency and volume is putting their teeth at risk. Try to drink soda pop only with a full meal, and be sure to brush and floss soon after drinking and/or eating. Also, resolve to quench your thirst with water, a healthier alternative to soft drinks and sports beverages. And if you drink pop alone or between meals, chew sugarless gum afterward to increase your saliva flow. If you care to ask any questions or need more information please feel free to call Dr. Kotch at 954437-4443.




By Helen Oxenberg, MSW, ACSW Dear Solutions: My husband’s brother makes me crazy. He really does know a lot of facts about a lot of things and when he starts to explain something I find it very interesting but as he goes on, even though he’s telling the truth it gets more and more involved with little side additions which I know are not true. My husband says to leave it alone because basically, underneath it all he’s telling the truth. I don’t want to insult him but I want to stop him when he starts to do this in front of a large group. Should I say or do anything and if so what? -IrmaDear Irma: Oh, so even when he’s telling the truth he’s lying. Just change your perception. Instead of feeling annoyed, even angry because he lies, start to think of it as exaggeration instead

The COOPPA Guardian of lying. He evidently has a need for attention and admiration and uses his dramatic flair to achieve it. So, instead of being critical tell him you admire his ability to make even boring facts more interesting and — sit back and enjoy. Dear Solutions: Because I’m a senior I feel embarrassed asking about romances. But anyway there is a man living nearby who I’ve always been attracted to. The trouble is that up until recently he was dating a woman who lives nearby. I don’t know her but I see her occasionally. According to the gossip circle here they were a real couple and he was constantly hugging and kissing her in public. A couple of months ago I’m told that she broke up with him. I don’t know the reason but now he’s been acting more and more friendly with me and I know he’s going to ask me out not just to go to meetings. I’m a widow but I understand that he was divorced by his wife and then started dating the woman here. I think we’re very attracted to each other but I’m afraid of being a fool. Do you think someone like this can really go on to new relationships and be sincere? Do you think if I give into this attraction I’ll become a fool? -Afraid-

Dear Afraid: Don’t become a fool. Become a friend. It’s probably very exciting to give in and go all out with this new relationship and at least have a fling. But, if you want the fling to flow be cautious. He’s on the rebound. People who have been rejected can become very anxious to jump into a new relationship and prove to themselves that they’re still desirable and worthwhile. Once he proves that he may want to become the rejector instead of the rejectee so think about it. If you just want a fling be willing to pay the price which may include feeling hurt but if you want a relationship get to know him and be a sympathetic friend before making big moves. Good luck. Dear Solutions: I don’t know how to talk to what I call a whiner. This is an old friend. When we worked together there wasn’t time for complaints and grumbling. It’s true some sad things have happened to her – as to all of us as we grow older. There’s also the dinner people we go out with and who just keep talking about their illnesses etc. Why and how to reply without nastiness? -BeaDear Bea: Turn the conversation to the news. That should • Page 69 cheer everyone up! Why do they do this complaining? Because it makes them feel that by talking about it they’re not ignoring things and it makes them feel as if they’re doing something about it. So, as for your friend. Take control. She may be doing this out of boredom as well as people’s love of talking about themselves. Instead of just being a listener plan things that you can do together and talk about afterward. As for the dinner crowd who become each other’s doctors. Take control. At the beginning of the dinner announce that each person has exactly 5 minutes to report on his/her latest medical condition and at the end of those cheerful reports each person has 10 minutes to bring in another topic of interest – maybe back to the news – for discussion. Suggestion: each person must pledge that before the next meeting he/she when getting up in the morning will smile and say “I’m going to have a good day today”. At the next meeting their 5 minutes can be spent reporting on how that affected them for the rest of the day and week. Have fun. Problems? Become part of the Solution. Write to Helen Oxenberg, Senior Solutions, P.O. Box 346, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 or email:

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HOUSES OF WORSHIP SYNAGOGUES Temple Beth Ahm Israel, 9730 Stirling Road, Davie, FL. Friday evening service at 8:00 p.m.; Junior Congregation meets 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning services at 8:45 a.m. Daily minyan at 8:00 a.m. and MondayThursday at 7:30 p.m. Family service first Friday of each month at 8:00 p.m. For information please call 954-4315100. Temple Beth Emet, 4807 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL. 33330. Services Fridays at 7:30 p.m. For information please call 954-680-1882. Century Pines Jewish Center, the Conservative Temple in Century Village. Minyan services every morning Sunday thru Friday at 9:15 a.m. Friday evening services at 5 p.m. Shabbat morning services start at 9:15 a.m. For information call the Temple office at 954431-3300. Chabad of Pembroke Pines/ SW Broward. 10601 Sterling Road, Cooper City, FL. 33328. Services daily 7:30 a.m., Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. For information log on or call 954-2521770. Congregation Judea, 6734 Stirling Rd., Stirling Plaza Shopping Center. Friday evening services 7:30 p.m. Saturday morning services 9:00 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:00 a.m. For information call 954-986-2685. Village Reform Congre-gation of Pembroke Pines. Weekly Friday evening services held at 13400 S.W. 10th St. in Century Village at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning services at 10:30 a.m. For information call Al Friedman 954-435-9062, office 954-437-7969. Young Israel of Pembroke Pines in Century Village. Daily services are held at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Shabbat morning services begin at 9:00 a.m. For further information, call Andy Schwartz at 954-450-1191. CHURCHES Abundant Living Ministries. 14331 S.W. 72nd Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33330. Bishop Hugh Thomas, Pastor. English & Spanish Praise and Worship Services: Sundays 10:00 a.m.; Sunday 5:30 p.m. classes; Wednesday Night Service: 7:30 p.m. For information call 954-680-2500. Bible Baptist Church, 7 S.W. 129th Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33027. Mark Brown, Pastor. Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. For information, call: 954-443-9505. Center for Spiritual Living. Service held Sunday, 10:30 a.m. For locations of weekly classes or seminars, call Pastor Erwin Deiser, 954-435-0050.

Central Baptist Church, 11700 N.W. 29th Court. Plantation. Services conducted at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday with Rev. Howard A. Leman. For information call 954-473-2424. Everglades Community Church, Silver Trail Middle School, 184th Street and Sheridan. Ken Johnson, Pastor, 954-4500741. Sunday Worship Services 10:30 a.m. Faith Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 7676 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024. Sunday school 9:30 a.m., “Morning Worship” 11:00 a.m. For information, call 954-9898116. Faith Presbyterian Church, 1700 NW 98th Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. Adult Sunday School 9:15 a.m.. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 10:30 a.m. For information, please call 954-4313250,thefaithchurch@bell; www.faithpembroke Transportation available. First Baptist Church at Weston. 1420 Indian Trace, Weston, FL 33326. Dr. Rob Peters, Senior Pastor. Sunday services 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Bible study for all ages 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Spanish translation for each service. For information log on to or 954-3894555. Florida Bible Church, 9300 Pembroke Road, Miramar. Sunday services: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday evening Bible study 7:00 p.m. For information call 954-4316776. Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church, 2801 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines. The Rev. Dr. Anthony B. Holder, Pastor. Sunday Worship Services: 8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. Adult Christian Education at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday School for children and youth at 10:15 a.m. For information call 954-432-8686, email:, on the web at www.holysacrament. org. Iglesia Bautista, Pembroke Pines. 18500 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches. Servicios: Domingo 11:00 a.m., Miercoles 7:30 a.m. 954-684-9112, Pastor: 954-607-8857. Jesus People Ministries Church Pembroke Pines. Services held at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, (off I-75 & Sheridan Street near Cracker Barrel), 14651 N.W. 20th Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028. Sunday Morning Motivation 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Pastor Edward Williams Sr. For information call 954-441-5362. Email: Pastor PembrokePines@jesuspeople; website:www.jesus Living Faith Lutheran Church. Pines Blvd. & 178th Ave. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Pastor Clark Kilgard.www.livingfaith

Miramar United Methodist Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar, FL 33023. Sunday services 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Adult Bible Study, 10 a.m. Sunday School, Birthday REcognition. Pastor David Range. Church phone # 954989-4711 or on the web or email New Horizon United Methodist Church: 5741 S. Flamingo Rd., Southwest Ranches, 33330. Sunday morning worship services 9:00 & 11:00, Sunday school for all ages at 9:30, Adults 11:15. Wednesday night supper and bible study 5:45-7:30 p.m. Bus transportation available. Contact Church Office 954-4347400, . New Life Lutheran Church located at 2951 S.W. 186 Avenue, Miramar. Sunday services at 9:45 a.m. by Pastor Medley. For info call 954-4301989. Oasis Church 12201 SW 14 St. Services: Every evening: 6:00 p.m.; Sunday mornings: 8:30, 10:30, 12:00 a.m. For info: 954433-4838, Ext. 206. Our Lady of Victory Catholic Chapel, Society of St. Pius X, 4590 S.W. 65th Avenue, Davie, FL 33314, celebrates traditional Latin Mass on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and on weekdays at 7:45 a.m. For information call 954792-3162. Parkway Baptist Church, 1101 S.W 49th Avenue, Plantation, FL. has Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. For information call 954-581-5009. Pines Baptist Church, 800 N.W 102 Avenue, Pembroke Pines. (SW corner of Palm Avenue and Johnson Street). Sunday Bible Study for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. ESOL Bible Class begins at 9 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Tranlation in Spanish and Creole is offered for Worship Service. Child care for birth through fifth grade during Sunday School and Worship Service. All are welcome. For more information call 954-4358484. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 8330 Johnson Street, Pembroke Pines, FL. Rev. Antonio Silio. Saturday Vigil Masses: 4:30 p.m. (English); 6:00 p.m. (Español), 7:30 p.m. (French/ Creole). Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon (English); 10:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. (Español); 4:00 p.m. (Vietnamese). For info. call 954-4322750. St. Edward Catholic Church. 19000 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. Rev. John Peloso, Pastor; Rev. Albert Lahens, Jr., Asst. Pastor. Mon. Fri. 7:30 Rosary, 8:00 a.m. Mass. Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:00 & 11:30 a.m.; Mass in Spanish: 1:30 p.m.; For info, call 954-436-7944

St. Mark Catholic Church. 5601 South Flamingo Road. Cooper City, FL, Pastor Edmond Whyte, celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:00 (English) and Sunday 7:30, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. (English). Spanish Mass at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. For information call 954-434-3777. St. Gregory Catholic Church, 200 N. University Drive, Plantation, FL celebrates Mass at 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, 10:30 a.m., noon and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. For information call 954-473-6261. St. Joseph’s Polish National Catholic Church, 5401 S.W 64th Ave., Davie, FL conducts Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m. in English and at 11:00 a.m. in Polish. For information call 954581-5293. St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 701 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines, FL, Masses/services English: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30, 11:00, 12:30 p.m. Spanish: Saturday 7 p.m. Rev. Jeff McCormick. For information call 954-432-0206. Taft Street Baptist Church, 7241 Taft Street, Hollywood. Warship services at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. For information call 954-983-1413. The Baptist Temple, 1490 N.W Flamingo Road, Plantation, FL. Sunday services at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Nichols. For information call 954-472- 5750. The Fountain Ministries, 21113 Johnson St., Ste. 120, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029 holds Sun. Morning Services 8:00 a.m. & 10:20 a.m. Wed. Mid-week Service is 7:15 p.m. For info, call Sandra Atkins 954-447-6858. The Covenant Seventh-Day Adventist Church. 18300 SW Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines (Silver Trail Middle School). Services Saturday 9:30-12:30. Pastor Garry Gordon. For information call 954-432-2230. The Oasis at Century Village. Services are held inside the Village every Wednesday afternoon. Coffee and fellowship at 2:00 p.m., services begin at 2:15 p.m. in the rear party room of the Century Pines Jewish Center (large, white synagogue located between CV’s old and new sections.) Park and enter at rear of building or ride #6 trolley. Pastor Bob at Suffolk II, 954-4319496. Trinity Lutheran Church, 7150 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. FL. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., worship at 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor Keith Spencer. For information call 954-989-1903. Victoria en Jesus/Victory in Jesus Church, 3800 Translation for each service. All are welcome. Visit website: www.victoriaen For information call 754-779-1345.

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PROSE & POETRY THE BRIEFCASE I feel so sad! We shared so many years together. Your blank stare tears my heart out. I cry inside because I lost you. The crime is I didn’t lose you to another woman But to a briefcase.




Yesterday is history Tomorrow may not come; Today’s the day To rise and say My time is on the run...

The calendar may say we’re old but I remember the beau Who wooed me with his words and songs so many years ago.

A game of chance, this thing called Life. You & I were players, our markers placed side by side. Winners each and every spin.

Slow down and smell the flowers Or hear the robin’s call; Today’s the day When pipers play And time stands still for all.

I still feel safe within your arms, And the songs you sing still have their charms.

But now, the wheel is turning. You sit at one end, I at the other, going in different directions.

‘Though we no longer travel to far-off places, We are happy with friends’ familiar faces.

It scares me so that I may lose my heart’s desire, the only thing that every mattered YOU!

Enjoy it. Mary Dorman

God, help him not to wake up one day and find he is sitting in a room all alone

SAVE A LIFE With just a telephone, a fax machine and a briefcase his only companions. Janie Penny Weingart

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY I’ve reached another birthday Which is a little high in number I really don’t feel it Except when I suddenly start to slumber How quickly the days go by When you really don’t want them to But I hope to keep going on For I still have lots to do. Edith Weiss

Put your seat belts around before driving on We always hear of another person gone. Do this for yourself and I know you’ll be smart To remember that important thing before you start. As we’re driving we really never think That a person’s life can go in a blink. So safety is the usual big key Please use those seat belts, Protect you and me.

Our loved ones’ visits provide our “highs,” ‘Though it’s always hard to say “goodbyes.”

Please stop the wheel. Janie Penny Weingart

So, disregard the calendar and just pretend with me That we are only newly married and as young as we used to be. May Braidman

Stay safe and have a good summer. Cynthia Miller

Who Should Use The Microwave Oven? As a general rule, only those who have read and understand the directions should use the microwave oven. • Generally, children under the age of 7 may be at risk, unless they are closely supervised. • The child’s height is important to consider. Children should be tall enough that their face is not directly in front of the microwave heating chamber when the door is open. • Babysitters, grandparents and other caregivers should be properly instructed in using your microwave oven before they prepare food or drinks for young children. • Young children can be seriously scalded as they attempt to remove heated liquids from the microwave oven.

Microwave Burn Prevention Tips • Read and follow the product/manufacturer’s directions. • Be sure everyone in the home is aware of the risks associated with microwave ovens. • Determine the safe amount of time for heating any food or liquid to be given to a baby. The amount of food or liquid, the starting temperature (refrigerator or room temperature) and the specific energy setting will all influence the final temperature of the food or liquid. • Be careful when removing coverings or lids from microwave foods. Puncture plastic wrap before heating foods in the microwave. Note: Some manufacturers caution against heating their products in the microwave oven.

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? Test Your Trivia Knowledge ?



Where did the kids sit on TV’s “Howdy Doody Time”?


Who was “The Girl with the Curl”?


What character sang, “When You Wish Upon a Star” in Disney’s “Pinocchio”?


Whose first hit song was “Ain’t That a Shame”?


What two performers refused their best actor Oscars in the 1970s?


Who portrayed Beau Geste in the 1939 film?


What Hollywood actress was “The Oomph Girl”?


Who was the first host of “Person to Person”?


What were the five opening words on “Ben Casey”?


Who is considered “The First Lady of the American Stage”?

By Earl Rodney We often feel the need to escape the trials and tribulations of daily life by escaping into the makebelieve world of fantasy. Americans escaped the pressures of the Great Depression and World War II for at least a short time by going to amusement parks. New Yorkers flocked to Luna Park in Coney Island, Los Angeles had its own Ocean Park on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, and I personally enjoyed the fantasy of Chicago’s Riverview Park until it closed down unexpectedly after the 1967 summer season. It was called “Riverview Park” because it was situated on the bank of the North Branch of the Chicago River, and I used to go there in the summer with one of my friends in the neighborhood by taking two streetcars which cost us 3 cents per ride for kids, with a free transfer. We usually went on Monday, Wednesday or Friday when many rides were only 2 cents! My favorite ride was

“Shoot the Chutes” where we were in an open boat that was lifted by an elevator to a high tower, and then the boat slid down rapidly on an incline into a pool of water below. I loved riding the rubber-lined cars mounted to poles in the Dodgem ride, where everyone crashed into each other – all in good fun! I was scared of the really fast roller coasters like the Bobs, but did go on slower ones like the Greyhound and the Silver Streak. I loved the penny arcade as I always won some trinket there after spending many times its value trying to win it. There was also plenty of action in the milder rides like the Whip, the Caterpiller, the Tilt-A-Whirl and the Boomerang. And I liked the quiet boat ride in the Old Mill and testing my skill with playing Skee-Ball, the Shooting Gallery, and seeing the mysteries hidden within Aladdin’s Castle and the Hades Fun House. Imagine enjoying a whole day of fantasy for only two or three dollars at the most, which also included food and transportation. But today, fantasy costs hundreds if you go to Disney World, Universal Studios or Knott’s Berry Farm. But whether it’s reading a book, watching TV or a movie, or just plain daydreaming, people will always seek the escape of fantasy. And I will always remember the enjoyment I had so many years ago in exploring the fantasies of Chicago’s Riverview Park.



ANSWERS TO TRIVIA QUIZ 1. The Peanut Gallery 2. Mary Pickford 3. Jiminy Cricket 4. Pat Boone 5. Marlon Brando and George C. Scott 6. Gary Cooper 7. Ann Sheridan 8. Edward R. Murrow 9. Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity 10. Helen Hayes



HAPPY MEMORIES Father’s Day brings back special memories of a wonderful dad who made special times for me and my sisters. On his day off, we piled into his car including others from the family to go to beaches and restaurants such as Rappaports and Dubrows for blintzes and potato piroges. Getting out of the car was like the small ones at the circus. Somehow we all fitted in and were able to get out. While riding in the car, we would all sing songs and had a most wonderful time. My dad is gone many years, but my sisters and I still miss him. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and granddads. Have a great day! Edith Weiss

Rose Boyarsky Continued on Page 72 people in a Jewish Community Center, just a day before Passover. Thought they’re gone? Not so. No, it’s not over now the cattle battle, Americans against Americans. This is the last thing we need. Where are we heading? Putin must be rubbing his hands, giving the message to take care of our own troubles before we interfere in his. And what are we busy with, playing as accused by each other the “race card” is very dangerous. We ask, what has race to do if we point our fingers of wrong doings? It must come to an end to it to prevent the destroying of our Democracy. We’re using the “wrong tools” which sadly divides us. Oh, how our nation too needs a “Refuah Shlomah?” So let’s work together for the benefit of all of us!


June 2014 THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME By May Braidman Which game is the most dangerous game might depend on the age of the player. When I was about three of four, the most dangerous game was trailing after my older sister and her friend and trying to do whatever they did. My earliest memory of being a copycat involved a pile of bricks in an empty lot. The older girls tossed a few bricks from the edge of the pile onto the center. I tossed a brick also, but, somehow, my brick went straight up into the air and landed, pointed corner down, on the top of my head. My sister led me home, unable to quiet my noisy crying, and probably received an undeserved scolding from our mother. My next copycat misadventure was, again, following Lil and her friend, Louise, this time on roller skates. They skated safely down a steep street on the Princeton University campus and again I attempted to follow them. Alarmed at how quickly I was picking up speed, I headed to the edge of the street, which was bordered with gravel. Down I went on my knees, as my skates came to an abrupt stop in the gravel. Lil led me home, my sobs accompanying each step, blood oozing from my knees. Again, she probably received an unjustified scolding from Mom. Another dangerous act was saying, "I dare you", at the wrong

The COOPPA Guardian time. During our years in Princeton, a group of mischievous, or delinquent, boys would appear suddenly and chase us, armed with rocks. Lil and Louise would run away, with me following. If we were on the campus, we would take shelter in the nearest building, where the boys never pursued us. One day, they confronted us on the sidewalk of Main Street. Lil and Louise began running away, but I, very foolishly, faced them and shouted, "I dare you." The rock that the lead boy threw came unerringly to my open mouth and broke off a corner of one of my front teeth. I don't know who was most horrified; my parents, who were paying for braces to straighten my teeth, or the dentist, who had been so proud of his handiwork. As I grew older, I saw that some girls play a dangerous game by flirting with boys and leading them to feel that the girls like them more than they really do. In the adult world, the most dangerous game might be the belief that one can be a winner in a gambling casino. An acquaintance of ours, who deals cards at a blackjack table in a casino told us, emphatically, that, "as soon as you enter a casino and play, you are a loser." The most dangerous game of all is, of course, war. Perhaps we should resolve that, when disputes arise between nations, only a single representative of each side should engage in combat, whether physical or intellectual. Do we have another David and his famous slingshot? • Page 73

WHAT IF? By Margaret Lipthay What if, in the dawn of history, in the course of evolution, the deciding power, the Great Almighty, or just natural selection had decided that extending the lumbar vertebrae on homo sapiens was a really good idea. After all, look at horses and cows. Their caudal extensions enable these simple animals to do a great job dispersing flies and other annoying insects. Score one for the Creator on that one for simply giving them tails to swish! Squirrels find their bushy, furry tails a great comfort on cold winter nights. On more advanced animals such as cats, their moods are instantly recognizable. Beware of the tail twitching from side to side and especially of the feline attached to it! No good can possibly come of this. Let the mouses and rats beware. This is also pretty good advice for humans. Proceed with caution! But it is in the dog that the tail really comes into its own. Every mood and thought the dog has is reflected in its tail. If this were to be transferred to us, there would be no more liars and phonies among us. Our tails would betray us! There could be no more pretense of false friendships. The genuine friendly wagging of the tail would give way to a wary stiffness, which would not look friendly at all! Of course, the bar-

ing of one's teeth would also be a dead give away! Imagine, no one could tell a lie, their tails would give them away. No happy wagging here, their tails would be between their legs. If they did anything they felt they should be ashamed of, the whole world would know. Again from the tail curled under the body! There could be no more wars because deceitful peace talks could never take place. Everyone would know who was really sincere. Probably no one, but everyone would know!

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Emergency Treatment of Burns Types of Burn Injuries THERMAL BURNS Thermal burns are caused by contact with open flames, hot liquids, hot surfaces and other sources of high heat. 1. Stop the burning. Remove the victim from the heat source. 2. Cool the burn with cold water 3. Check breathing. Stop bleeding. 4. Cover the burn with a sterile pad or clean sheet. 5. Maintain body temperature and take victim to the nearest medical facility. NOTE: Do NOT apply oils, sprays or ointments to a serious burn. • Sunburn may also be cooled with water. If the sunburn is severe or is very extensive, seek medical attention.

CHEMICAL BURNS 1. Flush skin with water for at least 20 minutes 2. Remove contaminated clothing, but avoid spreading the chemical to unaffected areas. 3. If the victim’s eyes are involved, flush the eyes continuously with water until medical help is obtained. Remove contact lenses. 4. Follow steps 3 to 5 for thermal burns (check breathing, stop bleeding, cover burn, maintain body temperature and transport to medical facility. NOTE: In cases involving some powdered or dry chemicals, it may not be appropriate to flush with water. If a dry chemical is involved, carefully brush the chemical off the skin and check the package or package insert for emergency information.

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Charles W. Flanagan High School

Falcon Sound Wind Orchestra & Jazz Band

Photos by Si Solow

THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA No one knows with absolute certainty who designed the first stars and stripes or who made it. Congressman Francis Hopkinson seems most likely to have designed it, and few historians believe that Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, made the first one. Until the Executive Order of June 24, 1912, neither the order of the stars nor the proportions of the flag was prescribed. Consequently, flags dating before this period sometimes show unusual arrangements of the stars and odd proportions, these features being left to the discretion of the flag maker. In general, however, straight rows of stars and proportions similar to those later adopted officially were used. The principle acts affecting the flag of the United States are the following: • On June 14, 1777, in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” • Act of January 13, 1794 - provided for 15 strips and 15 stars after May 1795. • Act of April 4, 1818 - provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state, signed by President Monroe. • Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, 1912 established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward. • Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically. • Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated August 21, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizontally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically.

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Holocaust Commemoration Halina Laster & Rubin Offenbach Holocaust Survivors Group Photos by Larry Katsoff

Acting President Eva Berger welcomed everyone. After the Presentation of Colors by the Jewish War Veterans, Star Spangled Banner was sung by Tudy Winkler and Hatikva was sung by Pearl Shore. Master of Ceremony Sol Beckermus introduced Pembroke Pines Vice Mayor Jay Schwartz, Rabbi Ben Zion Levin (Orthodox Temple), Rabbi Steven Newman (Reform Temple), Rabbi Harvey Hoffman (Conservative Temple), and Representative Richard Stark, all who spoke. Rose Boyarsky had a reading. Candle lighting in memory of the six million Jews killed was done by Selig Greenspan & Etta Cohen, Glance Baruch& Alfreda Yogerman, Mona Cohen & Rose Marmor, Eva Berger & Esther Goldman, Isaac Nivinsky & Miriam Weissman, Blanche Pavone & Jeanette Peleman. Mathew Weisbaum, from Jerusalem U, Jewish & Israel’s Education Initiative, was the keynote speaker. Nathan Weiss & Elly Uttal introduced choral leader Ari Fuhrman & Fay Lindo at the piano. Mary Martinez sang “Eli, Eli”, and the choral group sang some ghetto songs. In conclusion, David Bakst led “Eil Mole Rachamim” & “Kadish”. Let us never forget. See you next year. Eleanor Benson Editor in Chief, COOPPA Guardian

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BE SAFE! BE PREPARED! Hurricane Season Runs Through November 30th HURRICANE KIT CHECKLIST • Drinking Water: At least one gallon per person per day for three to five days, preferably two weeks. Extra water is needed for food preparation and personal hygiene. To store drinking water, use food-grade containers. You can use clean, airtight containers such as two-liter soda jugs, but no milk containers. If you re-use disposable plastic bottles, do not keep them for more than a month.

• Food: At least enough for three to five days, including non-perishable packaged or canned food, canned or shelf milk, cereal, etc.; ice and snack foods • A three- to five-day supply of special items for babies such as formula, food, wipes, diapers; special foods for

the elderly; toiletries and extra toilet paper • Manual can opener/bottle opener • Paper goods such as plates, bowls, napkins, towels, and plastic eating utensils • Unscented household bleach and medicine dropper

• Extra bedding such as blankets, pillows, sleeping bag, etc. in case you must evacuate • Clothing, including rain gear and sturdy shoes • First aid kit • Medicines/prescription drugs: A two-week supply • Hand sanitizer • Flashlight and extra batteries • Battery-operated or hand-crank radio • Disposable batteries, car charger or solar charger for your cell phone • Hardline telephone with jack (not cordless)


• Books and games or toys • Pet food, cat litter and other pet care items • Tool kit including cord, rope, hammer, wood nails, saw, hatchet or axe, crowbar, chain saw blades, tarp, duct tape, and heavy work gloves

• Plastic trash bags and ties • Extra resealable plastic storage bags, heavy-duty aluminum foil and disposable aluminum pans • Extra charcoal or propane gas for outdoor cooking. Sterno can also be used. Never cook with any of these items inside your house. The smoke and fumes are deadly.

• Fire extinguisher (ABC type) • Matches in a waterproof container • Mosquito repellent with DEET, and sunscreen • Any special equipment or items you may need

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Mother’s Day 2014 in the Lobby Photos by Alan Grossman

International Singers

Century Pines Sing-Along

Page 78 • HANGING OUT IN CALIFORNIA by Beverly Erickson

This Passover just happened to be Spring Break for Bailey and Chloe, my granddaughters that live in Southern California. I decided to spend a week there, But first, I attended a Passover sedar at Rabbi Wolf with my daughter Cheryl, son-in-law Eitan and granddaughter Blanche and about twenty others. My grandsons, Nat and Noah were at a different sedar. The very next morning I flew on Virgin America to Los Angeles. I mean early in the morning as I had to get up at 4:20 AM. My friends, Marcia and Dick drove me to the airport. At random, I was picked to go on the pre-screened line. I didn't have to take my shoes, my jacket or my hat off. There wasn't any need to go through the camera and no pat down. I didn't know what was happening but cool. I had a great flight that was right on time and uneventful. My daughter, Sabrina, picked me up at 9:50 AM. I truly did have

HOUSEHOLD HINTS • Locks: Polish a lock using the appropriate metal cleaner. Avoid getting polish in the works. Occasionally use a general-purpose lubricant such as WD-40. If you have difficulty getting keys in to a lock, use a graphite spray. • Gold Jewelry: Soak for no longer than a minute in a solution of one part ammonia to six parts warm water. Or use mild detergent and water. Then clean with a facial tissue or a jewelrypolishing cloth. Rinse thoroughly in warm water, and wipe again. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning products. • Lampshades: Dust or vacuum a lampshade regularly. Use a hair dryer or compressed air to get into tight spots if necessary. • Eyeglasses: For a quick cleaning, use cold water to rinse dust off lenses and wipe dry with a facial tissue. Never try to rub dirt off the lenses when they are dry, since this can scratch them. For a thorough cleaning, dip the glasses in a small bowl containing cold

The COOPPA Guardian the whole day because of the time difference. We drove about an hour and a half to get home. Eric, my son-in-law, Bailey and Chloe were waiting for me along with their two dogs, Marley and Gizmo. The weather was beautiful and the girls were ready to play and swim. Chloe and I went on the trampoline. Then we all went swimming. The next morning Chloe and I took out the plasma cars and rode all around. The hardest part of the cars were getting down near the ground. We drew a road with chalk and raced. Getting up wasn't that easy either. One of the days we went to a farm and picked vegetables. We picked celery, lettuce, cilantro, strawberries, carrots, snap peas and others that I can't remember. Eric combined everything and added shrimp for dinner. He is an amazing cook as well as a terrific writer. One of the evenings we went to my daughter's in laws, Judi and Manny, for a sedar. Judi had other family and friends there also. She is a fantastic cook and Manny led the sedar. It was a lovely evening. Of course, we had to hit the mall. Actually we went to two different ones. No trip to California would be complete without walking the hills. The last day, the girls returned to school so I went walking in the park, Sabrina and Eric played tennis. I ran into a group of ladies doing step aerobics and joined them. They said they were the Grammy group and I fit right in. I made new friends. I printed my boarding pass from my iPhone. Again I was prescreened and walked right through. Trip was uneventful and I was home. Now I am hanging out in Florida until the next time.

water and a drop of dishwashing liquid. Wipe dry with a facial tissue. • Dried Flowers: Frequently blow dust off with a hair dryer set on low. If the flowers are still dusty, place them in a bag with salt and cornmeal. Gently shake the bag, then remove the flowers and dust them with a hair dryer. Apply a little hair spray to protect them. • Door Mats: For indoor door mats, use an upright vacuum cleaner or canister vacuum’s power nozzle with a beater bar to get deep-down grit. You can hose off exterior door mats that are made to be exposed to the elements.

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

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SAFETY TIPS... DON’T BE A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT The Broward Sheriff’s Office offers these tips for preventing identity theft • Don’t mail bills from your home or an isolated mailbox

where someone can easily get to the letters. Drop them off inside the post office. • If your checks are printed with your driver’s license or Social Security numbers, shred them when you get them back from the bank. Remember to remove this personal information when placing your next order. • Don’t write your credit card number on your check. Under Florida law, businesses can require additional I.D. in the form of a credit card, but they can’t write the credit card number on the check. • Keep tax documents in a safe place. Such documents in the wrong hands can yield a wealth of information. • Check your bank and credit card statements carefully for discrepancies. • Do not give out personal information over the phone, through the mail, or over the Internet unless you have initiated the contact or know with whom you are dealing. • Shred all discarded documents, including bank statements, pre-approved credit card offers, insurance forms, and other documents that contain financial information. • Do not use your mother's maiden name, birth date, or last four digits of your social security number when creating a password. • Carry only credit cards you use on a regular basis. Never carry your social security card, birth certificate, or passport unless necessary. • Do not write your social security number on checks or give it out to businesses. If a government agency requests the number, a privacy notice should accompany the request. • Do not put your credit card number on the Internet unless it is encrypted on a secure site. • Cancel all credit cards you 2 have not used in the last 6 months. • If you order a new credit card, make sure it arrives within the appropriate time. If not, call the credit card grantor to find out if it was mailed and to what address. • Order your credit report at least twice a year. Correct all mistakes with the credit bureau.

The Broward Sheriff’s office is committed to making our community safer.

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Israel Independence Day

Photos by Si Solow

ATTENTION: PEMBROKE PINES RESIDENTS According to City Ordinance # 72.04:

It is unlawful to park a vehicle on Any Street or Highway within the City in such a way that the Free Flow of Traffic is impended, hindered, retarded or restrained.

VEHICLES SHALL NOT OBSTRUCT TRAFFIC Any violation of this code may be punished by a fine of not more than $500. In many instances, vehicles parked in the roadway have been obstructing Fire Rescue trucks. A MESSAGE FROM THE PEMBROKE PINES POLICE

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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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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

LIKE TO BOWL? We have openings! Join the Century Village Day Bowling League TUESDAY and/or THURSDAY • Page 81

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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

Page 82 • BUCKET LIST By Jacky Jeter I have a bucket list. I grew up in a family that liked to fish, so naturally my sister and I were well acquainted with worms and minnows. Vacations were usually spent in row boats on lakes in Wisconsin or Michigan. In those days there seemed to be plenty of fish to catch, and Dad and I would clean them while Mom and my sister took a pass, preferring kitchen duty. However, the fish that we caught were not the kind one would mount on lodge walls. I'd think to myself how I'd love to catch and show off a mountable monster. Thus began my bucket list. I dreamed of the big one. Now fast forward. Some years later I had three children - two boys who liked to fish and a daughter who didn't. My time was divided in coordinating activities which pleased everyone. I developed both skill and luck. I developed skill in untangling fishing lines. Luck was found in getting enough fish for dinner. Skill was found in talking fast enough to get some help in cleaning those fish. Never mind the bucket list goal of landing a monster fish. Fast forward again. Now the children have grown. The boys

The COOPPA Guardian still liked to fish but are off on their own. My husband in his retirement years decided he no longer cared to clean fish and was into catch and release. I decided that if I utilized WalMart or Publix, I didn't have to clean fish either. However, I still held to the fantasy of catching the big one. The dream stayed on the bucket list. Again let's fast forward. Now it's just me, living close to a son who lives in Cooper City. Everglades Park is available to both of us. My son, an avid fisherman, invited me to fish with him. He'd furnish the boat and tackle and I could furnish the lunch. Fair deal. So we fished. It was a fantastic first time out - between the two of us we caught 80 fish in 4 hours. These were not sardines but good size bass and Oscars. We had outrageous luck, but not, however, my bucket list fish. Another day we got 40 fish in the space of a few hours. I'd like to claim a degree of skill, but heck - it was luck - good luck. However, it was not my big one. I tweaked my bucket list. Perhaps charter fishing was the answer. Last week my son booked us on a four hour drift fishing trip. We left at 7 a.m. It was a little rainy, but 'rain by seven, clear by eleven.' Well, that old adage didn't say anything about wind condi-

tions. Dreaming of catching kingfish, tuna, mahi-mahi and grouper, we boarded the boat. The waters which started out calm suddenly swelled into three to five foot waves. As the boat cut through the water, the waves drenched us and sprayed and rocked our little craft. I was nauseated and regretted eating breakfast but did not give it back. My son, on the other hand,

June 2014 hung over the railing various times. (Score one for the older generation). Did I catch anything? No luck. Did my son catch anything? A lot of teasing from me. The big one still waits. Perhaps I should show real discernment and revise that bucket list, but I know I won't. There's still a few more tweaks in that bucket.

Happy Father’s Day HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Broward County Elderly Services Section — will assist those residents that have special needs in case of Hurricane Evacuation. Persons needing the service, such as: Frail and Elderly, walk with a cane or walker, blind, deaf, minor illness, etc., call 954-537-2888. Residents needing this assistance are required to register before the hurricane season starts.

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THE APPETIZING STORE A woman went into an expensive appetizing store in Cederhurst, Long Island. As she gazed around at the food and the prices, the man behind the counter asked if he could help her. She said, “I’ll have an eighth of lox.” He replied, “Oh, you’re having company?” Submitted by Edith Weiss

How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it... dinner


I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest. Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes. England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool. I tried to catch some fog, but I mist. They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O. I changed my iPod’s name to Titanic. It’s syncing now. Jokes about German sausages are the wurst. I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me. This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore. When chemists die, apparently they barium. I’m reading a book about antigravity. I just can’t put it down. I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me. Did you hear about the crosseyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils? When you get a bladder infection you know urine trouble. Broken pencils are pretty much pointless.

GOOD HUMOR The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can’t see him laughing. * * * * *

All the toilets in New York’s police stations have been stolen. As of now, it appears the police have nothing to go on. I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

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I dropped out of the Communism class because of lousy Marx.

Velcro - what a rip off!

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Venison Oh deer!

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus. • Page 83

GOOD HUMOR Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. * * * * *

It is hard to understand how a cemetery raised its burial cost and blamed it on the high cost of living.


Just remember... if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, “your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.” The gentleman replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I’ve changed my will three times!”

We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.

GOOD HUMOR * * * * * Best way to get rid of kitchen odors? Eat out.



The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong. It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try and pass them. You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? Latest survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world’s population. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it. Eat right. Stay fit. Die anyway. The things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.

A very elderly gentleman, (mid nineties), very well dressed, hair well groomed, great looking suit, flower in his lapel, smelling slightly of a good after shave, presenting a well looked-after image, walks into an upscale cocktail lounge. Seated at the bar is an elderly looking lady, in her mideighties. The gentleman walks over, sits alongside of her, order a drink, takes a sip, turns to her and says, “So tell me, do I come here often?”

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Everybody lies, but it doesn’t matter since nobody listens.



I wished the buck stopped here, as I could use a few.

Morris, an 82 year old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?” Morris replied, “Just doing what you said, Doc: ‘Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.’” The doctor said, “I didn’t’ say that. I said, ‘You’ve got a heart murmer; be careful.’”

A husband walks into Victoria’s Secret to purchase some sheer lingerie for his wife. He is shown several possibilities that range from $250 to $500 in price, the more sheer, the higher the price. He opts for the most sheer item, pays the $500 and takes the lingerie home. He presents it to his wife and asks her to go upstairs, put it on and model it for him. Upstairs, the wife thinks, “I have an idea. It’s so sheer that it might as well be nothing. I won’t put it on, do the modeling naked, return it tomorrow and keep the $500 refund for myself.” So she appears naked on the balcony and strikes a pose. The husband says, “Good Lord! You’d think that for $500, they’d at least iron it!” He never heard the shot. Funeral on Thursday.

When you go into court you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people that weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.

A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once. I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

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GOOD HUMOR I kind of feel sorry for the trees in the Fall... at least when I went through the change, nothing fell off. * * * * *

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Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat drinking beer all day. Flashlight” A case for holding dead batteries. As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well. The only cure for insomnia is to get more sleep.

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GOOD HUMOR When I get old, I’m not going to sit around knitting. I’m going to be clicking my Life Alert button to see how many hot firefighters show up! * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR Why are there never any “GOOD” side effects? Just once I’d like to read a medication bottle that says: “May cause extreme “SEXINESS.”

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SPORTS PEMBROKE SAILORS CLUB At our April meeting, we were saddened to learn of the passing of a former member and past president of our club. Ellie Abend will be remembered as an excellent sailor, competent president, and very good friend to many of us. May her memory be a blessing. On a happier note, we welcomed another new member, Irene Tasca, and also welcomed back Selma Goldberg who had not been well. We were all happy to have her with us again. Though the sailors from West Palm Beach were not able to attend our picnic, some of them did come here the week before, and raced on our lake with some of our members. Several of us will soon go to race in West Palm Beach. Our president, Frank Incantalupo, informed us that the sailing instructor Vince Peritore has been working with George Beckhart to fix up the beach. There are now beautiful new boats and sails. Phyllis Goodman spoke to us about her plans for next season, which include a cruise to the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. After the meeting, we had our annual picnic at the pool. Unfortunately, it was quite windy, and we were constantly retrieving flying paper plates and napkins. But we enjoyed the food and the camaraderie, and nostalgically looked at the pictures of past club events that Marvin Goodman brought for us to remember the good old days. The last meeting of the season was in May. After the meeting we had lunch at Marcella's. The first meeting of next season will be in October. Submitted by Selma Goldwasser

BOCCE SPORT AND SOCIAL CLUB Because of the rain this year, we are playing Bocce an extra three weeks this season. The first place Ladies team is team I. Team 1 has Sherry Fieder, Lois Bernieri, Rose Marie Thomas, Liane Lombardi, Celeste Mogus and Maxine Click. Second place is tied among teams 2, 3, and 8. Team 8 members are Sharon Ball, Beverly Erickson, Aurelia Plamandon, Delmy Nisely, Adele Wiseburger and Yvonne Vagl. Team 3 consists of Michele Losito, Sara Chaiken, Grace Radzville, Marie Farnocchia, Mary D'Antonio and Anne Walters. Team 2 has Yolanda Scarpati, Aida Tretola, Birdie Subowitz, Aileen Samer, Fran Salvatore and Carolyn Lawrence. For the men, first place is a tie between teams 1 and 2. Team 2 consists of Edwin Deiser, Richard Radzville, Bob Zeigler and Manny Lewis. Team 1 has Dom Duva,

Julian Collesano, Frank Juiliana, David Bailey, and Ken Swinarski, 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 plan different activities such as parties, picnics, day trips and other adventures. and takes suggestions. We had a fantastic time at end of season ceremony by the clubhouse pool. We ate sandwiches and gave out trophies. The Bocci Club members play every single Friday morning beginning @ 9:30 AM on the courts behind the clubhouse. See you in September. Have a healthy and happy summer.

MEN’S CENTURY GOLF CLUB Give us a call so that we can welcome you to the Men’s Century Golf Club. Who are we? Literally a group of duffers trying to figure a way to keep the golf ball on the fairway. We enjoy the camaraderie playing with guys who experience the same result. So, when and if we make a par, we can say “I’m going home, I have made my par for the day!”. As a group. We play on Mon, Wed & Fri. starting at 8:15 a.m. Give us a call so we can sign you up. Call Stan Cooke at 954-4363085 or Ernesto Barrera at 954704-1807 Wed. Tournament Results 4/16/14 1st G. Ortiz 2nd I. Feingold 4/23/14 1st S. Cooke 2nd I. Feingold Par 3 closest to Pin

I. Feingold Submitted by Ernesto D. Barrera

PEMBROKE CENTURY TENNIS CLUB Our tennis club season is drawing to an end. The Memorial Day Picnic at the Century Village BBQ site was followed by cake celebrating Neal Walder’s birthday, and coffee and table games in our meeting room 121. We all enjoyed the music and food available at the poolside, and many of us had plans to see the Army Band production at 4 p.m. in our auditorium. We welcome all Century Village doubles players at the main courts each and every morning at 8:30. Otto Charchi, Hal Rubenstein and Gil Gaglietta organize all the players that show up. Thank you, George Beckhart, for getting the lights all in order and functioning for evening tennis at the main courts. We all appreciate that you are easy to reach, and quick to respond to our tennis court needs. It is good to know that Rhoda Papkin is out and about now, and Pat Gaglietta is back in Canada and working hard to aid in the healing of her knee. But it is sadly reported that our long time tennis club member, David Marcus, passed away. Our new season of activities will begin with our regular meeting on the last Monday in October at 1:00 p.m. in room 121. Over the summer months any interested members and guest can sign up for the annual club cruise event. We have selected the Celebrity Reflection and a 7 night cruise. When making your reservation with COOPPA, be sure to tell them that you are with the tennis group. Submitted by Marjie West


Pembroke Sailors Club of Century Village

Learn to Sail

This is a great opportunity for all Century Village residents. A Century Village instructor will set up an appointment to teach you to sail FREE on our lake. The use of the boats are FREE. For more information call Pres. Frank Incantalupo 954-437-6510 Vice. Pres. Marvin Goodman 954-438-7313

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Congratulations Congratulations to Meredith Hope Benson, age 15, granddaughter of Eleanor Benson, who is on the Junior varsity basketball and volleyball teams in high school, and is a member of the Junior ROTC. At an award meeting of the ROTC she won a certificate and gold medal from the US Army Reserve for academic and athletic excellence. * * * * * I am proud to announce that my grandchild, Juliette Klingsberg, has bee awarded the “Clare Booth Luce” award at Bryn Mawr University, for her Junior and Senior years. This award is to promote those in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering. She will, also, once again be a paid intern for the summer at M.I.T. Juliette is the daughter of my son, Dr. Gary Klingsberg of Riverdale, N.Y. Ronnie Klingsberg * * * * *

Thank you Each year the Italian American Club sponsors the Easter Mass held in the CV Theatre. This year George Beckhart and Nance Lawrence and the wonder-

ful office staff made it possible to hang a backdrop that transformed the theatre into a serene place of worship. It took a great deal of effort on their part but the results were “breathtaking.” Thank you on behalf of the entire CV population that attended (approx. 500). It is so nice to one again have our leadership working for us and with us as it was when CVPP was originated. Thank you, Irene Stamato * * * * * I recall my father telling me, “Renee, you will have many acquaintances, but if you have one friend, you are blessed. I am greatful for my many friends who made hospital visits to me, for the cards and phone calls. A special thanks to Rabbi Steve for his guidance and prayers. Renee Kropnick * * * * * On behalf of myself and my family, I wish to thank all our good friends for the wonderful support they have given me on my time of bereaving my husband, David Marcus. Etaline Marcus * * * * *

I would like to thank everyone for the cards and calls and concerns for my recent accident. It’s nice to know people care. A special thank you to Rabbi Steve for his many phone calls. Let me tell you I am doing much better. I also can use my right hand again. Leslie Vinocur * * * * * Words cannot truly express my extreme gratitude to all those who helped me celebrate my Bat Mitzvah: Rabbi Harvey Hoffman, (chief engineer), my son Mark, my daughter-in-law Alice, my daughter Janet, my grandchildren Ben and Nora (by phone), Janet’s friend and my good friend Pamela, from New York, and my nephew Rickie who traveled from San Francisco for the occasion. Also present were my cousins, Rabbi Ralph and Brenda Kingsley and my “mechatunim” Rosalyn and Dan Sandberg. I wish to thank all who attended and to express my sincere appreciation for gifts, charitable donations in my behalf, and congratulatory cards. I also wish to express my appreciation to Century Pines Jewish Center, and to Eric, the caterer (Diamond Kosher) for a wonderful reception. Thanks also to George Freedman for honors bestowed.

I must omit names because space down not permit. However, I am appreciative of the attendance at this occasion of members of organizations I am active in: Na’Amat and Hadassah. Thank you for participating in observance of my Bat Mitzvah! I am now a “Daughter of the Commandments.” Gratefully yours, Ruth Weinstein * * * * *

In Memoriam We mourn the loss of our dedicated President, Rubin Offenbach zlll who passed away March 31. 2014. He was fighting many health problems, but carried on the promise “Never Again” till his wounded soul gave up. After Halina Laster “of Blessed Memory” passed away, Rubin stepped in and put on the “helm” of responsibility to lead our group. True, he also had a rich background, before moving to Century Village, being involved with Holocaust groups in Miami. He never forgot his past, starting with organizing of our Holocaust groups, where we could be together. Let us pay tribute to a “Mench” who dedicated his life for “Never Again.” Bless his memory. We promise to carry on where he left off. Rose Boyarsky

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On Vacation • Make sure your home is secure—all deadbolts locked; lights left on timers, deliveries cancelled or being collected by a trusted neighbor who has your travel schedule. • Take only the credit and other cards that you will absolutely need. Carry traveler’s checks instead of cash. Record information on those cards and any valuable equipment (e.g., camcorders, cameras, and CD players) that you take with you. Take a copy along and leave one with a friend or family member.

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A BLAST FROM THE PAST By Evelyn Raphael In 1938, America was just starting to work its way out of a long depression. Jobs were very hard to find. It didn’t stop me and my cousin, Lena, on an early morning search for one. Cousin Lena was sixteen years older than me but we were still best friends. The Daily News had two pages full of ads for jobs. I searched and found one that read...”Looking for two intelligent girls for clerk jobs. Must take test and get high ratings to get employed.” “Well,” I said to cousin Lena, “Let’s call that number. We’re no dummies.” We walked down Broadway in Manhattan looking for a telephone. We found one telephone booth that was the only one as far as we could see. Remember, there

were no cell phones and very few people had phones. We stood behind six people and waited our turn. Finally, after twenty minutes, we got to use the phone. With one nickel, I dialed the number while Lena held open the door so she could hear. It took forever to hear the words, “This is an answering service, how can we help you?” Well, I was so excited, I shouted, “Your advertisement for two jerks.” The woman stuttered and burst out laughing and said, “Not exactly... we advertised for two clerks,, but, here is the address. I’m quite anxious to meet both of you.” Lena and I couldn’t stop laughing as we walked down Madison Avenue. P.S. We passed the test with flying colors and both of us got hired. Sometimes, it pays to be a “Jerk.”

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WHAT YOU WISH FOR By Sylvia Pearlson Everyday of a lifetime humans and maybe even animals are wishing for something. It may even start as early as a growing fetus in the womb. Who can say it is not so? Visualize a growing fetus feeling so crowded in its tight quarters, wishing to be released by being born. Now the baby should be happy... but no, a new problem arises. Once born, no longer hooked up to its direct feeding cord, wishes for a substitute artificial feeding tool like the mother’s breast. Personally as we will soon understand better, one positive wish leads to another and still another changing situation leaving constant wishing for changes. The mother equally carrying the bulk of her pregnancy can’t wait, and wishes to give birth and return to her pre-pregnancy figure and life style.

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Forget it. Half her wish comes true when the baby is born, although the feeling of vim, vigor, vitality pre-pregnancy does not return. In fact the reverse comes into play. Her figure is still disproportionate. Since babies are known to notoriously choose night time, which is sleep time for overtired adults, to have their colic and hanger pang attacks, one can understand fully how the parents are enduring. What mother doesn’t wish to see the baby able to sit up in her high chair to be fed, and then to crawl and show off baby antics? Then on to the day the child is old enough to go to baby care programs, then graduate and go off to camp. The wish for the baby to become more and more self-reliant also develops with negative effects but in some ways life does really get better and different... and wishing continues with each fulfilled wish. To prove it, the mother who wished to return to a former freedom wished herself into another happy situation... another pregnancy.

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June 2014 AT LONG LAST, A REAL REUNION By Fran Harrison Several weeks later I was surprised to see Derek coming out of Martha’s place at seven o’clock in the morning. I ran over and confronted Martha. “Is he living here now?” I asked. I couldn’t imagine his six foot lanky frame fitting on her little day bed in her sewing room that always reeked of too much camphor and cleaning oils. “It saves him apartment rent and, it keeps that protective agency happy.” she replied. Humph, I thought and it keeps him right smack in the thick of happy hunting grounds. A fertile source of more 100 year olds to do what he arranged for Martha. I heard he had become an agent for that PR man and was using Martha as an introduction to meet more old ladies. And to be fair, they all told me they loved him. Everyone wanted a trek like Martha had. And so I had to admit Martha loved it and so did I. “Yes, “she continued, “Now that he quit his job at Staples, it makes more sense for him to live here. You know he’s trying to sign up more for that program I got.” “Yeah, I guess so, but I have something important I need to show you.”I pulled a card out of my apron pocket. It was an invitation that had come with a note asking me to convince Martha she should attend this family reunion. I had called the number curious how they got my name. They said they had read the new reports of how Martha didn’t want to go to New York until I convinced her. So they sent it to me using a next door address to Martha. “Oh, I don’t know. I don’t have anything in common with those people any more. We haven’t spoken in years. Why do they want to see me?” “Well you’re famous now. TV celebrity and all. Of course they want to see you and meet Derek, of course.” I added slyly. Hah, I thought, they’ll go and maybe people there will convince Martha what a phony he is. Some of them might have kept in touch with Martha’s daughter or granddaughter or at least know what happened to them. And I bet it’s not the same version Mr. Derek has given. That’ll give him the comeuppance he needs. “I suppose I should think about it. Perhaps Derek would like it. After all it’s the black side.” “Oh yes and you know how much he wants to find out all he can about them.” I smirked. A few days later I knocked on Martha’s door after I saw Derek take off. You couldn’t fail to hear him leave with that annoyingly loud exhaust pipe. And to think he bragged paying extra to make it boom. Well he’ll get a comeuppance when Security lowers the boom on him. I reported it as a noise hazard and was just waiting to hear him complain about the fine he was sure to get.

The COOPPA Guardian “Come in, come in.” Martha said, her voice quavering. “What, what’s this?” I cried seeing her tears falling from red swollen eyes. She peeked out the door. “Oh good, I see Derek’s bike is gone. I was waiting to come out of my room. I didn’t want him to see me crying.” “Did he say something to upset you?” I asked. “No, no. He’s been real good to me. No, it’s about going to this reunion.” “Oh, you mean you don’t want to go.” I tried to hide my disappointment. I was counting on that gathering to confirm my suspicions of Derek’s sham. Part of me wanted him to be found out. On the other hand I worried what would happen to Martha. Would Social Services make her go to Assisted Living if he moved out? Would Martha’s heart be broken if it turned out he was fooling her? “I’m just so embarrassed I haven’t kept in touch with those folks.” Martha sobbed. “That’s understandable. You were distraught over your daughter leaving. You probably went into a depression. You weren’t yourself, you..” Martha interrupted, “for over 80 years? No, it’s more than that. There was a big rift in my family when I married white.” I could appreciate how a mixed marriage in the 30’s was a phenomenon of distaste and derision. Not only did redneck Floridians discriminate but the black community considered it a sellout according to Martha. Even after she kicked her husband out she said she avoided reaching out to her family. “It got so I isolated myself from prying eyes and “I told you so's:” she said adding “I just picked up and moved away and cut off all contact. They wanted nothing to do with me when I was married and now they expected me to grovel and confess my foolishness.” “But Martha, enough time has passed. Most of those old reprobates are dead. These are their grandchildren and great grandchildren. They went to a lot of effort to find you and even invite me.” “But I’m still so embarrassed. Don’t think they haven’t been handed down all the dirt and gossip about my life. What kind of mother loses her daughter’s affection? And they’ll all have their families and chiles and what will I have?” she cried. “You’ll have Derek.” I said without thinking. She had been sitting down and now she stood up and wiped her eyes, she came over to where I was standing smiled and took my hands, “You’re right. I’ll have Derek. And they’ll love him, won’t they, just as I do.” Oh God I thought be careful what you wish for. Martha took Derek's arm as he helped her out of the car at the • Page 89

entrance to the town park. He assured her it was a short walk to the pavilion. We could hear music and laughter coming down the pathway. Derek's pep talk on the way over tried to reassure her that these people were eager to see her and renew friendships. "You just wait, Nan, they're all going to be amazed at how well you've held up. Everyone will congratulate you on what a long life you've had." Martha and I exchanged glances. We both hoped he was right and everyone would be glad to see her. Just this morning before we left Martha made a full confession to me of her reason for not ever contacting her family. She told me of running away from the strict community and all its restrictions. She became a wild child, a flapper, smoking, drinking, running around and other things. She was a good looking black girl in the 1920’s and welcomed in every speakeasy in town, When she found herself pregnant she went back home to an intolerant father. And then when the baby was still- born she had a terrible row with her father, took off again and ran away with the white bartender in the town's most notorious bordello. I tried to convince her that people wouldn't still hold that against her if any of them were even living yet. Surely her parents and sibling must be gone by now. "Well hi, you must be Martha. Welcome to the family." A group of ladies came towards us. "Come right this way, we have a chair of honor for you." And we were led up a pair of stairs where chairs and rocking chairs were grouped together “Thank you. This is my friend Mrs. Stern and my great grandson Derek." "Howdy do, pleased to meet you." “Well I'll be, we meet at last." "This must be Elsie's grandson." Several voices and hands surrounded us and led Martha and me to a chair. Someone grabbed Derek by the arm leading him away and called out, "Come on son, and let me introduce you to your kin." "Not surprised, you must take after your great grandfather." I heard someone else say. Humph I thought talk about ready acceptance. I looked around. A small trio was playing jazz off in one corner. Tables along the edges were filled with all kinds of edibles. We were entertained by a group of young girls reciting the litany of what we could expect to enjoy, potato, macaroni, cabbage salad, ham, turkey, fried chicken. "Don't forget the desserts." someone added. "Oh yeah, cakes, coconut, marble, fudge and all kinds of pie “Well, well, this must be the famous Martha.” said a very large black man in a motorized wheelchair who suddenly appeared in front of us. “Ed, Ed, is that you?” Martha cried.

“No, I'm not your brother Ed. He died 20 years ago. No siree. I'm the son, Ezra. The one you threw away when you left here.” “My son? My son? What are you talking about?” The whole pavilion suddenly became very quiet. Everyone stopped talking. Eyes shifted away. People started walking towards the open fields I could see in the distance. “But they told me my baby died.” “Ah Dad, you promised, you promised.” A tall slender black lady dressed stylishly in purple came running up and tried to move the chair... “We were going to explain it all when we got a chance to talk to you alone.” Her brown eyes glistened with tears. “Explain what?” cried Martha. holding back choking sounds and her own tears. Another tall lovely black lady dressed in pink and looking to be a clone of the one in purple handed Martha a glass of water and shooed the girls away along with the wheelchair. “Didn't mean for you to be shocked like that. Let me introduce ourselves I'm Addie and that's Clara, my sister, your granddaughters.” And she motioned for me and Clara to move our chairs in a circle around Martha. “We've been waiting a long time to meet you Ma'am.” We all gazed at each other and the ladies each took our hands. In between starts and finishes with gasps and sighs they told Martha the tale they had heard over and over. The story of how Martha's father had hidden her baby, telling her it died. He told everyone when Martha straightened out and came back home he would give it back. “But I never came back, did I?” Martha wailed. “I never dreamed.” and she searched around for the wheel chair. “That's why we were so delighted to read about you in the paper.” said Addie. “Yes, we hired an investigator to research if it was you, our great grandmother.” added Clara “We should have prepared you. We're sorry.” “We thought you might have heard something of this from someone else.” Just then Derek came running up out of breath with a torn shirt and a bloody nose. “My God, what happened?” I cried. He crossed over to Martha and took her hand. “It's nothing Gran. They were yelling I wasn't their relative. But I showed them. My blood is just as red as theirs.” “And, good show.” said Ezra wheeling up to the group. “It's not a real family reunion without sharing some secrets, lots of tears and an old-fashioned brawl.” “And reconnecting with some long lost kin,” sighed Martha holding Derek’s hand.

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RELAX - BE HAPPY Bet you didn't think this topic would be in a fitness article. Well, part of being fit is being able to relax and de-stress. And the best way to accomplish this is to breathe. Deep breathing is not difficult to learn. Here is an example: Close your eyes, put your hands just below your navel, and breath through your nose. Breathe in slowly. Push your stomach out as you expand your

chest, and raise your shoulders until your lungs are full. Hold your breath for 3 to 5 seconds. Slowly breath out through your mouth, as you draw in your stomach and empty your lungs. Practice at least 5 minutes each day. To learn muscle relaxation, lie down comfortably, arms by your sides, and close your eyes. Without moving or clenching your fists, slowly stiffen your arm muscles. Hold at a low level for 10 seconds, then stiffen some more. Concentrate on how your arms feel, so that you learn to recognize all the signs of tight muscles. Now slowly relax your arms, and learn how the stiffness decreases. Rest in a relaxed state for a minute or two. Repeat a few times. Use the same method to master relaxing your leg, stomach, chest, and facial muscles. And now for the "Be Happy" part. Just like the song says, Don't Worry, Be Happy! How do we accomplish this? Well, just have gratitude in your heart for the blessings that you do have in your life. Look for the joy and try to release negative thoughts that try to take over sometimes.


Perform a random act of kindness. Doing something nice for someone always makes us feel good. Try it'll like it! STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN Please do not forget how important stretching is to your fitness routine. Stretching is what keeps us moving well into our golden years. As we age our tendons and ligaments tighten which makes mobility difficult. To keep function we need to stretch daily. Be sure to avoid stretching cold muscle by first warming up, for example, marching in place for 5 minutes or so. While performing a stretch do not bounce. Hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. This will help the muscles and tendons relax and elongate. Club Health offers Stretch and Strengthen Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15. Tuesday's class is on chairs and Thursday's class is partly standing stretches and then mat work. Come join us!

starting to do a bit of running. For those of you who are not familiar with how the class works, I will explain: The class is done on the treadmills, we begin with a 5 minute warm-up at a slow pace. Then we pick up that pace to a somewhat difficult level for 90 sec. Then we slow down to a comfortable pace for 2 minutes. We do this interval work for 20 minutes then we end with a 5 minute cooldown. Then we do some stretches. Also, I would like to add that everyone goes at their own pace. The only prerequisite is that you know how to walk on the treadmill. The class is held on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 4:00. If this is something you may be interested in please join us!

TREKKING I'm so proud of our "Trekking" Class. Everyone is working so hard and really improving their walking speeds. Some are even

Club Health is excited to announce that they will be offering

By Angela F. Korshoff Class Coordinator

Massage Therapy by Rosemarie Martin, L.M.T.


Introductory Special for New Clients $45 for the first hour massage

I would like to welcome Simon Prilutskiy to our teaching staff. Simon comes to the Village with an extensive background in Ballroom and Latin Dancing. He teaches International and American styles of Fox Trot, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Jive and many others. And for those of you who have asked for evening classes, these classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 in the Exercise Room. Please check in the Staff Office for dates and times of the next Class Registration.

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

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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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JUNE 2014 ATTENTION CLUB AND ORGANIZATION PRESIDENTS If your group will not meet during the spring/summer months, please notify the Staff Office in writing. Thank you.

Sunday, June 1 Hurricane Season Begins. Be Prepared! Pick up a Hurricane Information Booklet in the Staff Office. 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Dallas Buyers Club” Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner Rated R, 117 Minutes Monday, June 2 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. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Writing Club Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Class Young @ Heart Singing Group Cancer Support Group Marquetry Club Party Bridge Stamp Club Bingo Tuesday, June 3

9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 10:00 a.m. Craft & Social Club 10:30 a.m. The Way 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 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 1:00 p.m. Movie: “Gone With The Wind” Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh Not Rated, 238 Minutes 2:00 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Class 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club

4:00 p.m. Movie: “Gone With The Wind” Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh Not Rated, 238 Minutes 6:00 p.m. Domino Club Friday, June 6 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 4:00 p.m. Movie: “Gone With The Wind” Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh Not Rated, 238 Minutes 6:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance Saturday, June 7 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: “Rick Melvern And France” Sunday, June 8 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 1:00 p.m. Movie: “Gone With The Wind” Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh Not Rated, 238 Minutes Monday, June 9

Wednesday, June 4 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 2:00 p.m. The Cultural Art Club 4:00 p.m. Movie: “Gone With The Wind” Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh Not Rated, 238 Minutes 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke Thursday, June 5 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Beaded Needlepoint Class Beg. Piano Class Int. Pinao Class Clases De Ingles Pool & Billiard Club Healthy Living Class

10:00 a.m. Bocce Club 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 10:00 a.m. Writing Club 10:00 a.m. Counted Cross Stitch 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. Party Bridge 5:00 p.m. Stamp Club 6:00 p.m. Bingo Tuesday, June 10 9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 9:30 a.m. Chinese Club 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Blue Jasmine” Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard Rated PG-13, 98 Minutes 1:00 p.m. 3- D Art Class 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration

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CLUBHOUSE MONTHLY SCHEDULE 1:00 1:00 1:00 4:00 4:00 7:00

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

The Brass Ring Club Italian American Social Club Can We Talk Discussion Group Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along Interfaith Bible Study Duplicate Bridge Club Wednesday, June 11

9:30 a.m. Camera Club 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 10:30 a.m. Pembroke Sailors Club 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. N.A.R.F.E. Club 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:30 p.m. Golf Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Blue Jasmine” Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard Rated PG-13, 98 Minutes Thursday, June 12 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. Trendy Tours Club 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Blue Jasmine” Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard Rated PG-13, 98 Minutes Friday, June 13 9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Blue Jasmine” Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard Rated PG-13, 98 Minutes Saturday, June 14 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: “Shelley Keelor” Sunday, June 15 10:30 a.m. Half Century Club 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Blue Jasmine” Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard Rated PG-13, 98 Minutes Monday, June 16 10:00 a.m. Writing Club 10:00 a.m. Beg. Sewing Class

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

Counted Cross Stitch Young @ Heart Singing Group Marquetry Club Computer Club Party Bridge Beg. Jewelry Making Class Stamp Club Bingo Tuesday, June 17

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. Can We Talk Discussion Group 1:00 p.m. Neighbors To Neighbors Club 2:00 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Class 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Inside Llewyn Davis” Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman Rated R, 104 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Ballroom & Latin Dance Class 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club Wednesday, June 18 9:30 a.m. Hebrew Judaica Class 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 1:00 p.m. Spectator Sports Club 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. The Cultural Art Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 9:00 p.m. Movie: “Inside Llewyn Davis” Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman Rated R, 104 Minutes Thursday, June 19 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. – 1:00 p.m. The Center For Independent Living Telephone Assistance 10:30 a.m. Clases De Ingles 10:30 a.m. Int. Piano 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: “Inside Llewyn Davis” Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman Rated R, 104 Minutes Friday, June 20 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

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CLUBHOUSE MONTHLY SCHEDULE 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Inside Llewyn Davis” Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman Rated R, 104 Minutes Saturday, June 21 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: “Tommy Mitchell” Sunday, June 22 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Inside Llewyn Davis” Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman Rated R, 104 Minutes Monday, June 23 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Writing Club Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Class Young @ Heart Singing Group Marquetry Club Party Bridge Beg. Jewelry Making Class Stamp Club Bingo Tuesday, June 24

9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 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. New Jersey Club 1:00 p.m. Can We Talk Discussion Group 2:00 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Class 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Saving Mr. Banks” Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley Rated PG, 125 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 7:00 p.m. Ballroom & Latin Dance Class Wednesday, June 25 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 9:30 a.m. Hebrew Judaica Class 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Saving Mr. Banks” Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley Rated PG, 125 Minutes

Thursday, June 26 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 9:30 a.m. Beg. Piano Class 10:30 am. Int. Piano Class 10:30 a.m. Clases De Ingles 1:00 p.m. Int. Mah Jongg Class 2:30 p.m. Beg. Mah Jongg Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Saving Mr. Banks” Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley Rated PG, 125 Minutes Friday, June 27 9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club 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 1:00 p.m. Book Review: “Stolen Lives: Twenty Years In A Desert Jail” By Malika Oufkir 6:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Saving Mr. Banks” Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley Rated PG, 125 Minutes Saturday, June 28 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: “Pedro Roman And Yezi Gonzalez” Sunday, June 29 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Saving Mr. Banks” Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley Rated PG, 125 Minutes Monday, June 30 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. 2:30 pm. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Writing Club Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Young @ Heart Singing Group Pembroke Tennis Club Marquetry Club Party Bridge Beg. Jewelry Making Class Stamp Club Bingo

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Overnight Ft. Myers / “Midlife Crisis”


Spectator Sports








Mardi Gras Casino

Spectator Sports





Gulfstream Casino






Jewish Museum Holocaust Museum / Lunch

Coney Island





Everglades Safari Park / Lunch

New Jersey





Mardi Gras Casino






Festival Flea Market

Spectator Sports





Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

Spectator Sports







Mardi Gras Casino

Spectator Sports





Ft. Myers / Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Coney Island





Hard Rock “Boomer Expo”

New Jersey





Becky’s New Car / Chinese Buffet

Half Century








Spectator Sports





Mardi Gras Casino

Spectator Sports





Les Miserables / Susan B. Katz Theatre

Spectator Sports





Duck Tour / Lunch

Coney Island





Bar-B-Q (Scruby’s) & Games

Half Century






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15 years serving CENTURY VILLAGE, 29 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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FOR SALE (Financing Available) BUCKINGHAM “304-J”

“Hibiscus” 1/1½, 1,045 sq. ft., Washer/Dryer, Tile Floors. LD of Your Needs OnlyS aO Touch Own. Asking $76,900 SOLD


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


EDRemodeled, Washer/Dryer 2/2 “Primrose”, RENT D 2/2 “Primrose”, E Wood NTEFloors



These are units available in Century Village: Kingsley 2/2 corner $199,999 Cambridge 2/2 corner $179,900 Suffolk 2/2 remodeled $155,000 Falmouth 2/2 Karanda $135,000 Cambridge 2/2 Golf View $133,500 Kingsley 2/2 corner $133,500 Cambridge 2/2 Lagoon $129,900 Plymouth 2/1½ Pool $125,000 Cambridge 2/2 Lake $129,900 Elaine Wren Plymouth 2/2 Garden $122,900 Cambridge 2/2 Pool $120,000 Ivanhoe West 2/2 Remodeled $120,000 Cambridge 2/2 Golf/Lake $119,900 From 1/21/2014 to 4/21/2104 there were 54 sales in Century Village. Which list do you want to be on? Call me, get your name on the list!

ELAINE WREN • 305-331-1681

for Most Transactions Company-Wide NEW LISTINGS

Plymouth Plymouth Plymouth Suffolk Lancaster


Oleander Jasmine Jasmine Jasmine “G” Model

Buckingham Suffolk Cambridge Garfield


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Buckingham Ivanhoe Suffolk Cambridge New Hampton Cambridge Plymouth Ivanhoe New Hampton Plymouth Plymouth Suffolk Plymouth Suffolk Cambridge Buckingham


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2/1½ 2/2 2/2 2/2 1/1

Gorgeous / Updated Totally Updated Lake View Gorgeous Washer/Dryer

$105,500 $134,500 $114,900 $129.900 $63,500

PENDING 2/2 2/2 2/2 2/2

Super Fabulous Lake/Tile Corner Fantastic


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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: Lancaster, Large 2 BR/2 BA on the golf course with stunning views. Excellent condition, new kitchen, updated bathroom and much more. Please call today to see! John. D. Kere, 305300-9931. #100 FOR SALE: Lovely Jasmine, 2 BR/2 BA, 1207 sq. ft. All tiled, stainless steel appliances, close walking distance to houses of worship. $121,900. negotiable. Call Marion, 954-494-3610. #101 FOR SALE: Extra large 2 BR/2 BA corner apt. Fully tiled kitchen / wood eat in, two large walk-in closets, enclosed patio, storm shutters, fans, newer AC, storage space. Great amenities, luxurious clubhouse. 954-292-1647. #102 APT. FOR SALE: $149,500. For sale by owner, over 1500 sq. ft., 2 BR/2 BA, 1st floor corner apt. Ponds & fairway views. Magnolia model with galley kitchen, breakfast nook, large walk-in closets, washer/dryer in unit. Vacant and easy to see. Motivated seller! Call Gary Becker, 954-559-6002. #103 FOR SALE: Ivanhoe: Gorgeous lake front condo, 2 BR/2 BA, behind Clubhouse, excellent condition, balcony, updated bathrooms. Brand new stainless steel appliances. Cash buyers. Welcome buyers & sellers. I love referrals. Call me for more info. Yamile Mejia, 305-528-4181. Real Living FS Realty. Tambien Hablo Español. #104 FOR SALE: 2 BR Oleander model with washer/dryer, tiled floors & patio. Custom shower with built-in seat, custom fans & fixtures. Price Reduced!!! Call Joseph Glavin, 954455-5000, Beachfront Realty. #105 FOR SALE: Karanda “Inside Corner”. Same layout as corner units. Updated kitchen, gorgeous tiled floors, awesome view of golf & lake in Lancaster section. Rare & priced to sell. Call Joseph Glavin, 954-455-5000, Beachfront Realty. #106 FOR SALE: New Listing. Ready to move in. 1 BR/1½ BA, new carpet, painted, fans, patio storage, very clean. Garfield D, 1st floor. $83,750. Wendell Ensey, 954-663-9442, Patti Lamarier, 954-661-6918, Keyes Realty. #107

FOR SALE: 2 BR/1½ BA condo in very clean condition. Pool & green foliage view from patio. Patio is tiled & has shutters & storage closet. For additional info, 727599-5909. #108

FOR SALE: White leather Euro sofa, open from twin to queen. Three months old, never used. paid $1200, sell for $900 or best offer. Barbara, 954-303-0396. #303


LOOKING TO RENT: 1 BR/ 1 BA condo in New Hampton garden. Looking to move in July 2014. 305290-9902 or 727-599-5909. #600

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. John D. Kere, 305300-9931. #200 FOR RENT: New Hampton S, 2 BR/1½ BA. Furnished $1,100 a month. Call 786-663-5951, 786285-5314. #201


SERVICES CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT/ COMPANION CARE. Compassionate, reliable, professional with excellent patient care skills. Has own transportation. Flexible schedule. Call Tracey-Ann, 954559-5608. #900

FOR RENT: Kingsley, 2 BR/1½ BA located in front of Clubhouse. Relaxing view at front & balcony. $1,100 monthly. 954-225-6747. #202

HOME CLEANING BY JANET. Honest, reliable, hard working. Call anytime after 5 p.m. Thank you. 954-430-8734, cell 954274-2509. #901

FOR RENT: “Best” of the “Rest”!!! Completely remodeled Hibiscus model with new wood floors, granite counters, wood cabinets & washer/dryer in unit. Brand new baths, freshly painted. Unlike any other unit in CV. Cambridge section. Call Joseph Glavin, 954-4555000, Beachfront Realty. #203

SPECIAL FOR SENIORS. Need companion, errands and house cleaning? 10 years experience and references can be provided. I am also living in the Village. Very honest and caring person. Call Linda, 954-243-7693. #902

FOR RENT: 2 BR with tiled floors and remodeled kitchen and baths. Convenient first floor location, steps to pool & parking. Open floor plan. Call Joseph Glavin, 954-455-5000, Beachfront Realty, Inc. #204

MISCELLANEOUS 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. #300 FOR SALE: 6 beautiful living room MIRRORS - large and medium sizes; Large COUCH, semi-circular with bed, tan color We can negotiate. Large glass DINING ROOM TABLE. Call Joanne, 954-4363130. #301 FOR SALE: Guitar, Acoustica Legitima from Spain. Signed by Luthier Francisco E. Diaz. Made in 1968. Assembled in Argentina. Marvelous sound. $325 with travel case. 954-447-1459, 954-4493757, Kingsley resident. #302

TAKE A BREAK A FEW HOURS A DAY. Leave care of your loved ones to me. I live in the community. Leave a message at 786-2621913, Christa. Over 20 years experience. #903

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. #907 CAREGIVER. Hi, my name is Marie and I would love to be your caregiver. I have 15 years experience, 8 years of which was spent in the Village. References are available. I drive my own car. Call me, 954-830-9014. #908 CNA/HHA/COMPANION. Seeking employment with the elderly to assist with ADL, day/night. Assist with doctor appointments, bathing, etc. References available. Years of experience. Look No Further. Call 954-496-4340, 754244-5183. #909 COMPANION, LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING & COOKING. Caring individual with security clearance. Has licensed & insured vehicle. Flexible hours. References available. 305-290-9902 or 727-5995909. #910

PERSONALS LOOKING FOR A COMPATABLE WOMAN from 60 to 75 yrs. who is available to meet a fun-filled guy in good health who loves to dance. Also let’s meet for a generous lunch or dinner. Call Jack Jacoby at 954-449-8156. #1000

ANGELINE, an experienced, gentle, honest & caring Service Aide for doctors appointments, shopping and other necessities. References upon request. Please call 954-203-0698. #904

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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. #905 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. Licensed and Insured. Please call cell 954-684-4381, home 954-443-4619. #906

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LOCK CRIME OUT OF YOUR HOME Making your home safer from crime doesn’t always mean having to install alarms- effective home security starts with properly locked doors and windows and visible, well-lighted entryways. Exterior doors: All exterior doors should either be metal or solid wood. For added security, use strong door hinges on the inside of the door, with nonremovable or hidden pins. Every entry door should be well-lighted and have a wideangle door viewer so you can see who is outside without

well as deadbolts- deadbolts can withstand the twisting, Locks: turning, prying and poundStrong, reliable locks are ing that regular keyknobs essential to effective home can’t. security. Always keep doors and windows locked- even a Sliding glass doors: five-minute run to the store Sliding glass doors can is long enough for a burglar offer easy entry into your to enter your home. home. To improve security Use quality keyed knobs as on existing sliding glass opening the door.

doors, you can install keyed locking devices that secure the door to the frame; adjust the track clearances on the doors so they can’t be pushed out of their tracks; or put a piece of wood or a metal bar in the track of the closed door to prevent the door from opening even if the lock is jimmied or removed.

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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. • Page 99

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IVANHOE A-112 - 1 BR/1½ BA “B” model located on a wide lake. Walk to the Clubhouse and places of worship. Cool north/south exposure. Enclosed terrace can be used for extra living space. Needs cosmetic updating but the price is right for $55,000. “SEASONAL RENTAL”

Keyes Company 4231 Hollywood Blvd • Hollywood, FL 33021 • 954-893-1322

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.

CAMBRIDGE G-304 - 2 BR/2 BA “J, Jasmine” model with washer/dryer. Completely tiled throughout. Beautifully furnished. TVs. Den has sleeping accommodations. Available for winter season of 4 month minimum at $1600 per month. I CAN HELP YOU SELL YOUR CONDO. I AM YOUR NEIGHBOR LIVING HERE IN CENTURY VILLAGE FOR 28 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)

WATER CONSERVATION TIPS In the Bathroom: 1. Take a five minute shower instead of a bath. Amount saved: 15 gallons per shower. 2. Don’t use toilets as wastebasket. Flush only when you need to. Amount saved: 12 or more gallons per day. 3. When brushing teeth, use a glassful of water instead of running the tap. Amount saved: 3 or more gallons per brushing. 4. When taking a bath, don’t run the water without closing the drain first. The warm water that comes after running the tap for a while will take care of the first cold burst of water. In the Kitchen: 1. When washing dishes by hand, fill up the sink with soap and water instead of running the water the whole time. Amount saved: 25 gallons per load. 2. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator when you want a drink instead of running the tap until the water cools. Amount saved: 2 gallons per drink. 3. Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator not under running tap water. Amount saved: 5 or more gallons per meal. 4. Start a compost pile as an alternative to using a kitchen sink garbage disposal.






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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:

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

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



Each office is Independently Owned and Operated

Stephen Reinstein Realtor 305-502-7755

Murray Goodman Realtor 954-850-2721

20801 Biscayne Blvd. Ste. 101 / Aventura, FL 33180

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

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BUS SCHEDULE - BUILDING TO BUILDING *LEAVES CLUBHOUSE EVERY 30 MINUTES Hours: Monday–Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sundays & Holidays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. #1 Route: New Hampton A B C T U R S D N P O K L M E F G H J LANCASTER C B A Restaurant (Upon Request - Administration/Convenience Store) Clubhouse #2 Route: (Restaurant - Upon Request) Hawthorne A B C D E H G F Ivanhoe V T S R Q N P U Ivanhoe M L K E F G H J D C B A (Upon Request - Administration/Convenience Store) Clubhouse #3 Route: (Restaurant - Upon Request) Buckingham A B C D E F G K N O R Cambridge N M L K J H Garfield D Falmouth F E D C B A Garfield C B A (Upon Request - Administration/Convenience Store) Clubhouse

#4 Route: Cambridge A V U (Restaurant - Upon Request) Buckingham H I J L M P Cambridge O P Q R S T G F E D C B A (Upon Request - Administration/Convenience Store) Clubhouse #5 Route: Kingsley K L F G H J E D C B A Plymouth L H G C E F D B A Club Health until 10:00 a.m. Temple (upon request) Administration/Convenience Store, Clubhouse #6 Route: Suffolk E A B C D F G J K M O Plymouth R P N M K J O Q S Suffolk N L H Club Health, Temple (Upon Request - Administration/Convenience Store) Clubhouse

EXPRESS BUS SCHEDULES Express Bus #1: Leaves from the Clubhouse to Medical Building, Walgreens, (Pembroke Road), Bravo Supermarket, Marcella’s Restaurant, Publix (Flamingo Plaza), Walmart (Flamingo Plaza), Centrum Plaza, Walgreens (Pines Blvd.), B.J.s and will run every 40 minutes 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and then every 50 minutes 11:50 a.m. - 8:10 p.m.. Monday thru Saturday Time Schedule (NO SUNDAY SERVICE): 9:00 a.m. (first run), 9:40 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 8:10 p.m. is the last run out and arrives at the Clubhouse at approximately 9:00 p.m. Express Bus #2: Leaves from the Clubhouse to Walgreens (Pines Blvd.), BJs, Walmart (Flamingo Plaza), Sears, Memorial Hospital West, Publix (Flamingo Plaza) and will run every 40 minutes 8:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. and then every 50 minutes 12 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.. Monday thru Saturday Time Schedule (NO SUNDAY SERVICE): 8:30 a.m. (first run), 9:10 a.m., 9:50 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:50 p.m., 1:40 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:30 p.m., is the last run out and arrives at the Clubhouse at approximately 8:20 p.m. CHURCH BUS (To St. Maximilian Kolbe: Leaves the Clubhouse every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. The last trolley returning to the Clubhouse leaves St. Max at 12:15 p.m.

NEW SCHEDULE The shiny, brand new, white buses have arrived. They were put into service December 1st. New buses, a new contract, has brought about a few changes. Service to your favorite places will continue, however, the bus number has changed. So please take note: We will no longer have a #7 bus. The same route of the #7 will continue with its replacement #5. Because ridership is low after 8:00 p.m., it has been determined that between the hours of 8:00 and 11:00 p.m., buses will run on the hour. Drivers will accommodate all riders in a timely manner if and when overflows occur. We’ve waited a long time for the buses. We, who have been responsible for obtaining the best service for Century Village, hope you will understand and be patient with the necessary changes.

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