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THE GOOD OLD DAYS “Look what I made on my computer, Grandma.” Joshua’s face was pink from the cold air. Bits of snow fell from his ski suit and landed near my feet. I breathed in the sweet innocent smell of his body as he struggled out of his jacket. “Computers?” I asked. “They have computers in elementary school?” He wrinkled his nose. “Come on, Grandma. Sure they have computers.” “Even in second grade?” “Sure. Even in kindergarten. What grade did they have them in when you went to school?” I laughed.”When I went to school? They didn’t have such things as computers when I went to school.” Joshua climbed on my lap and cuddled against me, his wide brown eyes staring into my face. For a moment, I tried to remem-

The COOPPA Guardian ber who he was, my son, my grandson or my great-grandson. They all had the same brown eyes, the small freckled nose. His laugh reminded me that this was Joshua, my great-grandson. There was something about his laugh that was his alone. “Come on, Grandma. Stop kidding. How could you do your homework without a computer?” “Well, Josh, in my day we learned the ABC’s. Our brain was our computer.” He laughed again and leaned his head against me. I ran my fingers through his thick dark hair. His father and grandfather had thick dark hair once. Now his father’s hair was thinning and his grandfather had turned completely bald before he died. “Would you like a slice of Sara Lee cake and a glass of milk, Joshua?” I thought for a minute of my grandmother. She always had freshly baked cake for me when I visited her. I could still smell the delicious cinnamon buns warm and gooey from her oven. Sometimes, I’m almost tempted to bake like she did, by why compete with Sara Lee? “No, thanks. Mommy got me a yogurt on the way home from school.” My leg started to get numb from the bony tush bearing down on it, but I hated to push him off. My moments with him were all too

few and the years have a way of racing ahead. His fingers played along the wrinkles on my face. I knew the question that was coming even before he asked it. “Why does your face have so many lines, Grandma?” “Because I’m an old lady, Josh, and when people get old, things change.” I tried to smile, but for some reason my lips turned into a frown as I waited for the next question. “Are you gonna die soon? I saw a show on TV and the lady was old and she got sick and died.” I hugged him tighter. The numbness in my leg traveled down to my calf. I shifted his weight and tried to change the subject. “I don’t want you to die. I would miss you.” “Well, I’m not planning to die soon, so don’t you worry.” I tried to remember if death was ever discussed when I was a child, or even when my children were young. What isn’t discussed now, I wondered. This is a modern world; a world of computers and Internet. Instead of innocence, children know about violence and sex and death before they know how to tie their shoelaces. Instead of Howdy Doody they see MTV and condom commercials. Oh, for the good old days. The numbness reached my ankles. Soon, my toes would be

March 2014 asleep. I eased Joshua off my lap just as his mother tooted the horn. I watched from my window as they drove away. The trees on the condo lawn were bare, the sky a dismal gray. The glow had disappeared from the horizon. I thought again about the good old days when movies cost a dime, candy cost a penny and a great big cone of ice cream covered with jimmies was three cents. Then I remembered how difficult it was to save up enough money during the depression for those luxuries. I saw my mother scrubbing clothes on a washboard in a dark cellar and hanging them on a clothesline in our tiny back yard. I heard the bed sheets flapping in the wind and I smelled the garbage and animal droppings in the alley. My stomach growled in remembrance of the times it lacked food in “the good old days.” Were they really so good? Time was growing shorter. I went to my room and put fresh makeup on, trying to mask some of the wrinkles. There would be just enough time to throw some clothes in the washer and dryer, thaw out a hamburger patty for dinner, go to my yoga class, and later, a game of canasta. If my friend, Alfred, calls, maybe we can go to a movie. The leaves on the tree might be dead and buried, but a lot of life still clings to the roots.

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NOODLES & CHEESE CASSEROLE 1 lb. med. noodles, cooked ¼ lb. butter 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/8 cup unseasoned bread crumbs 1/8 cup parmesan cheese 1 lb. Jarlsberg cheese, grated 2 Tbs. onion juice 2 pints sour cream ¼ tsp. paprika salt and pepper to taste Mix all ingredients together. Place in shallow buttered casserole. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and paprika. Bake for 40 minutes at 350o. Submitted by Joyce Pomerantz

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1 can (10½ oz.) condensed consommé 3¾ cups sugar ½ cup lime juice ¼ cup lemon rind cut in very thin strips (½-inch long) ¼ cup lime rind cut in very thin strips (½-inch long) 1 pouch (3 oz.) liquid fruit pectin

(Serves 6) In a roasting pan: 2 lb. beef stew meat cut into ½” cubes 2 med. onions, peeled and sliced 1 stalk celery, sliced diagonally 6 carrots, peeled and cut diagonally 1 Tbs. sugar 2 Tbs. tapioca

In 3-quart round glass casserole, combine consommé, sugar, lime juice, lemon and lime rind. Cover with glass lid. Microwave on high 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture comes to a hard boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in pectin. Re-cover. Microwave on high 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture is boiling for at least 1 minute. Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent floating fruit. Pour into sterilized jelly glasses; cover with 1/8-inch hot paraffin. Makes about 4 cups. Submitted by Bella Star

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CHOCOLATE CHEESE CAKE 1½ lb. cream cheese 7 large eggs 3 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted 1 cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla red food coloring thin layer of sponge cake Blend together well the cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, melted chocolate and a little red food coloring.* Grease pan well with soft butter, sprinkle with sugar. Place a thin layer of chocolate or white sponge cake in bottom of 10” spring pan. Pour batter on top of cake and bake at 325o, setting in a pan of hot water, for 1 hour. (Graham cracker crumb crust may be used instead of cake in bottom of pan.) * Melted may be partly folded in to give marbled effect or mixed in well. Submitted by Elizabeth Mortonson

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SIXTH ANNUAL GET-TOGETHER By Beverly Erickson Months before notices were posted at the six buildings of Plymouth III. The notice said to save the date, January 26, 2014. The date has been the same every year. It is usually the Sunday before the Super Bowl. One time it was a week earlier and I was competing with a playoff game. I sure learned my lesson. After that time I would check the football and basketball schedules. The only activity I was competing with was the Chili Cook-Off. That attracts young people so I was safe. A month before I posted a notice explaining every resident of Plymouth III was invited; just bring something to share. The association would provide the main course. Weeks before the party everyone watched the weather reports. A pool party

needs pleasant weather. The day before CVP brought 50 extra chairs to the pool. Thank you George Beckhart. Little did I realize that wouldn’t be enough. Nimit and I set up the chairs.

Then Joe and I cleaned them. What a job that was. Sheila, Nimit and I went to Walmart to order the chicken and buy everything else. The day of the party Richard and I blew up balloons and set up the tables and everything else to prepare for the party. Joe, Nimit and I went for the chicken and ice for the drinks. People started arriving around 1 p.m. Party was scheduled for 2 p.m. My great helpers included Judy, Nilda, Joe,Nimit, Richard, Bev and Bella. My daughter, Cheryl and granddaughter, Blanche came from Homestead to help. After all it is tradition! We had so many different types of food. It was so delicious and many different cultures were represented. Richard had his place pouring the sodas as usual. Remember what I said about tradition! There turned out to be over 170

people. The biggest get-together in the six years. The weather was perfect. A plaque was presented to Herb Elkind, former president for his years of dedicated service. A well-deserved reward. It is difficult to follow in his footsteps. I really need to thank my board: Joe, Richard, Ellie, Ed and Bill for cooperating with everything. Nilda is my recording secretary and is my right hand person. I hope I didn’t forget anyone but I’m sure everyone was happy and well fed. It is going to be hard to beat this next year but you can be sure we will try. Sunday evening we went to bed extremely tired but with a smile upon our face. Plymouth III is the best!

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By Arthur Cohen, Esquire, P.A.

CRUCIAL THINGS TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT It is the ‘season’ here in South Florida, humidity is gone, and the thermometer is in the comfortable range. This means the return of the ‘snowbirds’, tourists, Cana-dians, and for some unknown reason an uptick in road construction (you would think they would this during the slower, less crowded summer months). All of this translates into crowded roads, back-ups, and inevitable auto accidents. Statistically, most of us have never been involved in a car accident, it happens to the other guy. This means that we are unfamiliar with what we need to do immediately AFTER a collision. In order to protect yourself after a car accident, you should remember (assuming you are physically able) to do the following:

- Obtain the names, addresses and phone numbers of all drivers involved in the car accident. - Obtain each driver’s car insurance company’s name and policy number. - Report the accident immediately to the police and your insurance company whether or not it was your fault. - Cooperate with the police in preparing an accident report. - Photograph the exterior and interior of the vehicles, and the other people involved in the accident (know how to use the camera on your cell phone, or buy a disposable camera and keep it in your glove compartment). - See a physician if you are having any pain,don’t delay. Unfortunately, most times the pain will not subside without some treatment, it usually gets

worse. - Get legal advice before filing out insurance documents or giving recorded statements to any insurance company (even your own insurance company) or meeting with any insurance company representative. - Photograph your injuries. The bruises and cuts may heal; however, the tissue beneath the skin may not completely heal. Photographs of your bruises and cuts will support the magnitude of the injury. - Gather all automobile insurance policies in your household for evaluation by an attorney. You may be entitled to insurance coverage from a separate insurance policy. - Get legal advice before signing any check or document from any insurance company. Call my office as soon as practically possible. Insurance can be confusing, especially automobile insurance in Florida (where we have some very strange laws and requirements). Here is a handy guide as to what types of automobile insurance that you can buy, BEFORE you have an accident: Personal Injury Protection (PIP): It covers 80 percent of your medical expenses and 60 percent of your lost wages up to $10,000, if you are in a car acci-

dent. It does not matter whose fault the accident was; PIP pays regardless of fault.This coverage is mandatory in Florida. There have been some recent changes in the law, so it is crucial that you contact your attorney without delay after an accident Medical Payments (Medpay): It covers the 20% of medical bills that PIP does not and bills greater then $10,000.00, depending on the coverage you select, if you choose to pay for such coverage. Property Damage (PD): It covers any damage to another person’s vehicle, if the accident is your fault. Like PIP, this coverage is also mandatory in Florida. Bodily Injury (BI): If the car accident is your fault, BI coverage pays for the pain and suffering of another person. This type of insurance is not required in Florida (I never will understand why it is not required). If you do not carry this coverage, and cause an accident and can not prove financial responsibility, you may lose your driving privileges. Obviously, it is a very good idea to have it, to protect you and your personal assets. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM): This insurance pays for your pain and suffering if you are hurt Continued on Page 56

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Letters to the Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR


It's almost a requirement of living in Century Village to complain about things. One of the subjects of this whining is Kent Security, and their staff of guards. We are constantly reminded to treat them with respect because they are just doing their jobs. In fact, we should be very grateful we have the services of such a staff. With the changing nature of our community, (and society in general), keeping order in a large diverse area is no small feat. An increasing amount of disturbances and incidents are routinely handled without much fanfare or credit being given to the officers. In particular, Supervising Officer Mirlande Mazard has exhibited outstanding skill in the performance of her most difficult job. I saw her handle a difficult incident involving a disturbed individual with tact and diplomacy far exceeding what would be expected. Her ability to diffuse the situation calmly was extraordinary. And amazingly, she continues to follow up to see that the situation doesn’t return. We have all suffered “the insolence of office”; it is so refreshing to find a contrarian among us. Louis Becher

This letter is directed to the person or persons who program the movie schedules for our theatre. Occasionally a movie is shown two Sundays in a row. This is really unfair because many of us enjoy the Sunday matinee movie, after which we have dinner out. This has become a very pleasant routine for our Sunday activity. I don’t know whether their repeating a movie two Sundays in a row is a matter of convenience or connivance. I cannot believe The Lone Ranger was held over by popular demand. We saw The Lone Ranger the first Sunday it was shown and we noticed we were almost the lone viewers. The second Sunday of its showing in our theatre, we chose to see the nostalgia film Madame Curie, which had been one of my favorites; however that’s not always the case with the nostalgia films. Personally, I still miss the channel TCM which still shows these old films. Comcast removed TCM from our basic cable. We had always had it available to us until recently. In closing, I hope these comments may remind management that we rely on them to show a different movie every Sunday. I also

hope that Comcast can be persuaded to give us TCM in exchange for some of the channels they magnanimously gave us instead of TCM, which we truly prefer. Thank you so much. Most sincerely, Arline Fischer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR SAY IT AIN’T SO, JOE! Tell me it is a rumor... tell me it is not true! Please tell me that the Cavendish programs will not be cancelled! Over the past years, so many of us have enjoyed their operatic and Broadway melodies... so many of us have left the theater humming the tunes and relishing the moments of pleasure that we experienced. Now is the time that fans of the Cavendish programs should bombard the administrative and COOPPA offices with phone calls, letters, and yes, even petitions, protesting the planned cancellation. When we succeed and the Cavendishes do return on a regular schedule, we must attend in great numbers. That is the least we can do! Dr. Julian M. Swiren

March 2014 Legal Corner Continued from Page 55 by the fault of another driver, and that driver either has no insurance or too little insurance to cover the extent of your injuries. To protect yourself, since there are so many drivers who do not carry BI coverage, when they cause your accident, I urge you to carry UM coverage. Collision Damage to your vehicle caused by any car accident, even if the damage is your fault. It is optional in Florida. It is important especially if you have a newer vehicle, it may be a requirement if you have a leased vehicle. I have been a practicing attorney for over 35 years in the South Florida area. My office is located at 9000 Sheridan Street, Suite 4, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024, which is 10 minutes from Century Village, by appointment only, please. I welcome your calls to my office (954) 441-5077, or my cell phone at any time (954) 801-0352 to assist you or any of your friends or neighbors who have had any type of accident, or to discuss with you any legal questions or problems. I look forward to hearing from you.

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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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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. BEADED NEEDLEPONT CLASS meets 9:30 a.m. every Thursday in the Art Room. Info: Judy Straus, 954-436-1321. 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. BRASS RING meets 1:00 p.m. the second Tuesday of month in Room 120. Info: Marcia Bograd, 954435-9023. 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.

CULTURAL ART CLUB meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 2 p.m. in Art Room. Info: Roberta Nazimovitz, 954-430-2006. 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. 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. 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,

CREATIVE CLAY CLUB meets at 10 a.m., Fridays in Clubhouse Ceramics Room. Info: Pedro Mendoza, 954-441-3914.

954-431-5859. 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. 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. LATIN AMERICAN SING-A-LONG meets every Saturday 10:30 a.m. to noon in room 120. Info: Mel Weinrach 954-437-7651 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: Rhoda Jacobs, 954-437-5012. 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.

Thursday at 12:15 p.m. Info: Derek Cousins, 954-263-2215. 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. 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. 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. SISTERHOOD CENTURY PINES JEWISH CENTER meets 4th Sunday of month at 10:30 a.m. at Synagogue. Info: Selma Karp, 954-450-9963. 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.

PEMBROKE TENNIS CLUB meets the last Monday of the month at 1 p.m., Room 122. Info: Selda Milton, 954-435-3526.

YIDDISH/HEBREW CHORAL GROUP meets 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Room 120. Info: Ari Fuhrman, 954-437-5323.

REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY meets 10 a.m. the 3rd Thursday of month in Room 122. Info: Lippy Gordon 954-704-4598.

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.

ROTARY CLUB OF MIRAMARPINES meets at the Pembroke Lakes Country Club, 10500 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, every

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Failed Back Surgery Involves Incredible


Revolutionary FDA Cleared Rehabilitation Stem-Cell Treatment With Proven Success Rates Why Not Use Steroid Shots? Although steroids are frequently injected to treat inflammatory conditions with success, they are not usually effective for chronic tissue damage or degenerative tissues. They can potentially cause tissue damage and significant side effects if performed habitually.

Spine: Sacroiliac joint, Iliolumbar ligaments, facet joints. Shoulder: Rotator cuff-partial tears, Biceps tendinosis, chronic Glenohumeral ligament sprains. Acromioclavicular joint dysfunction and pain. Levator scapula tendinosis.

Is the Procedure Covered by My Insurance Plan?

Elbow: Tennis and Golfer’s elbow. Ulnar collateral ligament injury, distal biceps tendon partial tear. Wrist & Hand: Chronic joint sprain and arthritis.

Which Type of Regenerative Therapy is Best for Me? Upon reviewing your medical records and undergoing a complete evaluation, your physician will determine which specific therapy is best for you. For simple cases with minimal tissue damage or degeneration. Prolotherapy may be recommended. When the condition is more advanced, then Platelet Rich Plasma Grafting (PRP) or Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) may be a more suitable alternative.

Hip/Pelvis/SI Joints: Pyriformis syndrome, Greater trochanteric bursitis. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, hamstring strain, bursitis, hip joint arthritis. Knee: Patellar tendinitis/tendinopathy. OsgoodSchlatter’s disease, quadriceps strain or partial tear, degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Chondromalacia patella, Enthesopathy. Ankle & Foot: Chronic ligament strain,chronic Achilles tendinitis, chronic partial tendon tear, plantar fasciitis, arthritic joints.

When Can I Return to Work of Resume My Usual Activities?

How Many Treatments are Usually Necessary? The amount of treatments is dependent on several factors: type and severity of the damaged tissue, location, nutritional state of the patient, age and generic factors. Usually with our PRP procedure two treatments, four to six weeks apart, are necessary to achieve the desired outcome. With our BMAC procedure usually one treatment is required.

Where is the Regenerative Therapy Done? Regenerative Therapy is mostly performed on ligaments, tendon, joints (major and minor), and sometimes nerves. Usually the treatment of multiple sites are the most efficacious and yield the best outcome. The following are commonly treated conditions:

apply. Usually there is localized soreness and discomfort lasting for 24-48 hours. Medications will be prescribed if necessary to alleviate the symptoms. Other instructions will be given which pertains to the specific type of intervention to be performed.

Since the procedure is minimally invasive, in 24 hours the patient usually returns to same activity level prior to the procedure. However, every patient is unique and requires specific recommendations. The decision is usually made according to the progress, lack of symptoms and response to therapy. Remember the regenerative process takes time and usually requires several interventions to achieve the desired goal.

Are There Any Specific Instructions Before or After the Procedure? With PRP and BMAC all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (aleve, motrin, ibuprofen, anaprox etc.) should be stopped for one week prior to and one month after the procedure. According to which specific tissue is treated, certain restrictions will

Most insurance plans cover the specific types of procedure. However, the cost of the supplies for PRP and BMAC are frequently excluded. Separate financial arrangements are sometimes necessary.

Regenerative Injection Therapy Regenerative Injection Therapy is a new approach, utilizing minimally invasive interventions to induce and accelerate tissue healing, previously damaged by a disease process or trauma. In some circumstances, tissue regeneration can be accomplished, eliminating the need for more invasive surgical interventions.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) An advanced type of therapy, in which the patient’s blood is drawn from a vein and concentrated by a special centrifuge device, ultimately creating a concentrate of platelets in plasma. This concentrate contains up to 500% of bioactive proteins, along with multiple growth factors, which are essential in inducing and accelerating tissue repair and regeneration. The PRP is injected into specific tissues by using the most advanced tissue guidance with ultrasound. Most of the benefit is seen in fluoroscopic guidance.

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By Rose Boyarsky Hard to digest as our problems are getting out of hand, popping up like mushrooms after a rain. You just begin to debate or solve one problem, and the next one is on its way. Iraq, the same old battlefield as Sunnis & Shias will never give up their struggle for power. Al Qaeda is well and alive everywhere showing their fingerprints, even now training Americans too. Bloody fights in Syria even after agreeing for peace. Well, Obama admits there is concern about the chemicals hidden by the Assad regime. It shouldn’t be a surprise but expected. Death toll rises in Afghanistan with many American casualties. Lebanon bombings kill many including former Ambassador to the Us. Egypt is not behind either as fighting goes on for power. Now we have to see after the new elections the outcome. But don’t be too optimistic. So deadly violence across the Middle East is not over. Oh, in the middle of this jungle of hate, even to each other, but especially to Israel they are united. So why is

The COOPPA Guardian our government working so hard to bring peace between Israel & the Palestinians? Is it the right time? Or is it for the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize? Does the P.A. agree that they too have to contribute to peace with Israel? And say loud & clear to the Arabs and the world that yes, Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish State, which is missing. Instead we heard loud & clear Abba’s saying there is to be no recognition of Israel as a Jewish State. Yes, only if Israel will give in to their demands, which means suicide for Israel. And with Hezbollah & Hamas backed by Iran, what is there to expect? As we saw on CNN how Hamas terrorists are teaching teens how to wage Jihad war against Israel. And the latest invention of terror called “mini intifada” is used (not major) while peace talks go on. Just as a young Israeli soldier was shot from Lebanon border leaving a young widow & 11 month old child. Rocket attack in Kiryat Shmona. Bomb attack thwarted on a bus by the driver in Bat Yam. And the list goes on. So why was Israel forced to free so many terrorists with blood on their hands again? And the irony is they are getting a warm welcome from the P.A. as heroes, and yes they join the path of terror again. Only if a real and lasting peace will be achieved to free them. And isn’t that deal with Iran also stepping on thin ice? So why are we rewarding them in advance? Do they promise to give up at all

“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.

their ambition to develop a nuke? Will they stop aiding & financing terror against the U.S., the West & Israel? Oh, how soon we forgot our past errors, contributing to the fall of the Shah, letting the brutal regime with Ayatollah Khomeini take over, who were keeping many American hostages. Oh, Benghazi is not dead. Only the victims are. More shocking evidence is coming out that it could have been prevented. There is also good reason why Hillary Clinton resigned due to pointing some blame on her. Oh, she is also preparing herself to run again in 2016 to get to the White House as President. Well, I’ll say she is going with a healthy head into a sick bed. The chapter revealed by Snowden about spying on allies will not disappear so soon as more evidence is coming out. No wonder Chancellor Amjela from Germany is mad. So the President invited her to “patch up.” The President also ordered to stop the spying on Germany & other allies. Does it mean Israel too? So it’s time to free Pollard too. Oh, the latest bombshell are the memoirs by former Defense Secretary Gates, pulling the curtains of the White House. Sadly, all in negative episodes as he questioned Obama’s and Biden’s leadership. Who knows how long this chapter will be dragged, taking away the attention from important issues to solve. Yes, enough headaches, but sadly many caused by errors & not learning from the past or doing the homework. No, there is no bet-

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.

March 2014 ter news domestically. Shooting after shooting at airports, shopping malls, theaters, and yes in schools from grade school to universities. Followed by tragedies. Plane crash, plane lands at wrong airport, chemical spill into a river leaving so many without water. Train sped 82 mph killing 4, injuring many. Sadly in many cases due to the use of drugs. The latest (too often) fire in California caused by humans. We ask why are you destroying our once great country? Oh, the latest “Bridgegate” scandal in New Jersey giving hell to so many bridge riders every day, caused by the Governor as he is now in hot water trying to blame others & that he didn’t know is something wrong. But the irony is he also has an eye on the White House to run in 2016, so he left all the problems and came to Florida to meet & greet the major donors to his campaign. We ask, when will the dirty political behavior on either side stop? As well as wasting time and energy too much in advance, badly needed to solve our problems. Oh, I just read a millionaire was found guilty of hiding 25 million in Swiss banks. Is this new? They all do it and it’s time to ban this business. Let them keep it in American banks and pay their share in taxes just like we ordinary hard working citizens carrying the burden. So, now the question is what have we really achieved in 2013? Oh, legalizing marijuana in many states. Why? Is this an important issue, Continued on Page 72

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! A new vocal duo - Fran Brown & Don Hecht - are ready to perform for your club or special event! Singing songs by Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, etc., we will entertain you with a sizzling 30 minute show, both us singing solos as well as duets. Don, the only professionally trained arranger in Century Village, will be the accompanist for both of us. For more information, or to book us, please call Fran Brown at 954447-0764 or Don Hecht at 954-907-1876.

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

OSTEONECROSIS OF THE JAW Overview If you use a bisphosphonate medication to prevent or treat osteoporosis (a thinning of the bones) or as part of cancer treatment therapy, you should advise your dentist. In fact, any time your health history or medications change, you should make sure the dental office has the most recent information in your patient file. Here is why: Some bisphosphonate medications (such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva) are taken orally to help prevent or treat osteoporosis and Paget’s Disease of the bone. Others, such as Didronel or Zometa, are administered intravenously as part of cancer therapy to reduce bone pain and hypercalcemia of malignancy (abnormally high calcium levels in the blood), associated with

metastatic breast cancer, prostate cancer and multiple myeloma. In rare instances, some individuals receiving intravenous bisphosphonates for cancer treatment have developed osteonecrosis of the jaw, a rare but serious condition that involves severe loss, or destruction of the jawbone. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: • Pain, swelling or infection of the gums or jaw • Gums that are not healing • Loose teeth • Numbness or a feeling of heaviness in the jaw • Drainage • Exposed bone If you receive intravenous bisphosphonates (or received them within the past year) and experience any of these or other dental symptoms, tell your oncologist and your dentist immediately. More rarely, osteonecrosis of the jawbone has occurred in patients taking oral bisphosphonates. Most cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw associated with bisphosphonates have been diagnosed after dental procedures such as tooth extractions; however the condition can also occur spontaneously. Also, invasive dental procedures, such as extractions or other surgery that affects the bone can worsen this condition. Patients currently receiving intravenous bisphosphonates should avoid invasive dental procedures if possible. The risk of osteonecrosis of the

jaw in patients using oral bisphosphonates following dental surgery appears to be low. Am I at Risk Because osteonecrosis of the jaw is rare, researchers cannot yet predict who, among users, will develop it. To diagnose osteonecrosis of the jaw, doctors may use x-rays or test for infection (taking microbial cultures). Treatments for osteonecrosis of the jaw may include antibiotics, oral rinses and removable mouth appliances. Minor dental work may be necessary to remove injured tissue and reduce sharp edges of damaged bone. Surgery is typically avoided because it may make the condition worse. The consensus is that good oral hygiene along with regular dental care is the best way to lower your risk of developing osteonecrosis. Cancer Treatment and Oral Health Dental care is an important element of overall cancer treatment. As soon as possible after cancer diagnosis, the patient’s treatment team should involve the dentist. Individuals who will undergo cancer treatment should: • Schedule a dental exam and cleaning before cancer treatment begins and periodically during the course of treatment. • Tell the dentist that he or she will be treated for cancer. • Discuss dental procedures, such as extractions or insertion of dental implants, with the

oncologist before starting the cancer treatment. • Have the dentist check and adjust removable dentures as needed. • Tell the dentist and physician about any bleeding of the gums, or pain or unusual feeling in the teeth or gums, or any dental infections. • Update a medical history record with the dentist to include the cancer diagnosis and treatments. • Provide the dentist and oncologist with each other’s name and telephone number for consultation. • Maintain excellent oral hygiene to reduce the risk of infection. If you have additional questions please feel free to call Dr. Kotch at 954-437-4443.



Attention Residents All visitors must be called in to the Front Gate: 954-433-7085. Rear Gate: 954-447-2459

Visitors must show ID and tell the guard the apartment that they are going to. Please advise all visitors of the procedure for entrance into Century Village.


By Helen Oxenberg, MSW, ACSW Dear Solutions: We go out to dinner with a couple because my husband likes the man and admires him. I’m not a close friend of his wife but I could have a pleasant evening if it weren’t for her husband’s really sloppy table manners. He slobbers all over the food eating some with his fingers and worse, I won’t go into details. My husband says its not important because he’s a really smart and interesting man and I should just ignore his manners or lack of them and insists that we go with them since dinner is the only convenient time for us to get together and we keep arguing about this. Outside of an untimely death – that man’s or mine – is there any solution you could suggest? -DisgustedDear Disgusted: Well you really do see this as a grave problem. An untimely death of his, yours or your marriage should not be necessary. Evidently to this man the food seems more important

The COOPPA Guardian than the company and to your husband the company is more important than the food. Suggest to your husband that he see this man separately, just the two of them. If that’s not possible could you invite another compatible couple to join you? If so, just make sure you’re not seated next to or across from Mr. Manners. Dear Solutions: I have a certain kind of humor which my woman friend calls “little digs” at her. She thinks when I kid around about something she’s done or not done that it’s a dig. How can I convince her that they’re just little jokes? I want this relationship to continue. -PaulDear Paul: Too many “little digs” and you’ve dug the grave where the relationship will be buried! What you call jokes are probably hostile remarks and criticism which you try to cover over with humor. When you do that the other person can’t answer because you deny what’s really being said. If you have criticisms say them openly and honestly before the relationship becomes terminal and you really have to bury it. Dear Solutions: Because of a bad fight my sister-in-law and I had years ago we didn’t talk to each other. Finally I was convinced to forgive and forget even though I was the wronged party. I spoke to her and we went over

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF WHILE SHOPPING 1. Avoid shopping alone. Try to shop with a friend or relative. 2. Park your vehicle in a well-lighted area. Put radar detectors, GPS units, laptops and cellular telephones out of sight. 3. Know your surroundings. Keep an eye on the people in front of, as well as behind you. 4. Carry your purse close to your body. Don’t swing it loosely. Don’t flash large amounts of cash. • Page 69

what happened and I forgave her for her insulting behavior. The thing is she acts now as if nothing ever happened and she doesn’t acknowledge at all that I was willing to forgive and forget. Shouldn’t she? -BessDear Bess: Evidently you’re only willing to forgive and forget if she never forgets that you forgave! You’re not being sincere. You want her to eat humble pie and be ever grateful to you. That’s not forgiving and it’s certainly not forgetting. You’ve come this far now let go. Put the past to rest and turn that resentful energy into positive energy for the future. Dear Solutions: Some friends and I were invited to a baby shower for another friend’s granddaughter. We all gave a gift. Now the word has gone out that she found out she’s having twins. I brought some clothing for one. Do I have to now give a second shower gift for the twin? -NanDear Nan; Evidently the shower was given before anyone knew it would turn into a downpour – a happy one. Wait for the babies to be born and then either add to what you gave or give a different gift for two. Problems? Become part of the Solution. Write to Helen Oxenberg, Senior Solutions, P.O. Box 346, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 or email:

WARNING TO SENIORS ABOUT SCAMS By Ruth Wiesenfeld I want to tell you about a phone call I recently received. A man’s voice came on, “Hi, Grandma. How are you?” I was trying to figure out which of my two adult, married grandsons this was, but I hesitated and said, “You must have a cold, you sound different.” He said, “Yeah, Grandma, I do have a cold.” Then I asked, “How is everyone?” I was getting suspicious at this point. He was noncommittal. Both my grandsons are very gregarious and it did not sound like either one. Then he said, “Grandma, I was in a little automobile accident and I am trying to settle this without going to my insurance company. The other owner lives in China and I have to give him cash. could you help me out by lending me some money?” With that I said, “No! You are not my grandson” and hung up. I then called our Police Department and they said that there was nothing they could do. I called my two grandsons at work, and, of course, neither had called me. I called Comcast and they also said that they can do nothing about it. My caller ID indicated that the call originated in Nevada. My friends, be very wary about strange calls and do not trust what you may hear!



5. Walk with confidence. Avoid talking to strangers. 6. Approach your vehicle with your keys already in your hand. 7. Try not to carry too many packages. Place all packages out of sight in your vehicle, preferably in the trunk. 8. Keep your vehicle doors locked and your windows shut. 9. If you see anything suspicious or if something just doesn’t feel right, leave immediately and contact security or the police.



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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 Monday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Family service first Friday of each month at 8:00 p.m. For information please call 954431-5100. 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 954252-1770. 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 954986-2685. 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 954450-1191. 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 954989-8116. 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 954431-3250,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 954432-8686, email: holysac@, on the web at 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. Living Faith Lutheran Church. Pines Blvd. & 178th Ave. Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Pastor Clark Kilgard.

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 954-434-7400, 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: 954-433-4838, 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. (Viet-namese). For info. call 954-432-2750. 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 954-581-5293. 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, 954-431-9496. 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 SUNDAY SICKNESS I can recall as a young boy I played baseball with total joy on Saturday, a carefree day. Oh, how I ran with a quickness that seemed to be tireless. Alas! The quickness became a fake illness on the Sabbath day “Sunday Sickness,” Mother called it, that fakery bit that church-going would omit. She had cures for me to choose, cure I wished she’s lose, remedies like castor oil, and extra toil. Soon I felt stronger, for such sad options changed my notions about faking and pretending any longer. It was then when amazingly, mysteriously, Sunday Sickness turned to quickness again. Amen! Jack Gallagher

A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE I liked her style And her great smile And though she had a lot of strife A wonderful mother and grandmother She was my wonderful wife And, then in due time We will be joined once again in life Things will become lightly And the flame of love Will burn every brightly. Jerry Silver

SMILE Instead of sitting in your home All alone by the telephone Put on a smile and go out for a while Take a ride on the bus where you will see many of us. One never knows whom they will meet Perhaps someone to go shopping with or have something to eat. For this place is hard to beat. Since we live in one of the best Century Villages Enjoy some of the privileges. And keep a smile on your face. Edith Weiss

THE RISK I brazenly approached You And got to see The laughter in your gorgeous blue eyes And experience that smile of yours Which melts my heart. You call my name “Janie” Like a caress And teach me all about Life. I know you are leaving me now, But I also know I’m like a Surfer who gets on his board and Hangs 10 Or a Diver jumping from the High Board. I took a giant leap in loving You, Felt the momentary rush, Grabbed Center Stage, And for an interlude, You loved me back! Janie Penny Weingart

SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY It seems like yesterday that I was going on my first date. And in a hurry so as not to be late. And it seems like yesterday that before I knew it I was being married. And had my wonderful children that I carried. It seems like yesterday that they were married And made me a proud grandma. It seems like yesterday But when I look in the mirror I see it is now today! Edith Weiss

CHANGES IN STYLES The styles today have surely gone wild Anything goes to put it really mild. Actually you can wear whatever you want It’s up to you as to what you may flaunt. The dresses are high and the blouses are low It’s a matter of choice as to what you will show. We felt years ago with our conservative ways Just like real ladies but those were the days. Today we could really write a good book About fashions from the past with changes that we took. The teenagers really make the styles as they are Do some of you think they have gone too far? Cynthia Miller

NOW IS THE TIME Don’t long for tomorrow, Just live for today; Don’t throw a single hour away. Don’t wish for childhood’s Past happiness; Today holds the only joy we possess. Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow is unknown; Right now is the only time that we own. May Braidman

TRAPPED BY INSURANCE COMPANIES. . . Why can’t it be written in a language I speak? I’m not asking much, it’s all that I seek My policies were written in legalize They are much too complicated, why can’t they please? They want us to know “all” parts of their plan They can do it in clear English, I know that they can Are they hiding something I should comprehend? When will this foolishness ever end? Be it car, house or life – I need all it’s true But, what kind of coverage - what should I do? Should I leave my kids money, would it be good? So much of what they send me is misunderstood I can’t live without coverage on my house and car But, to protect them, how much and how far? Why must I go broke and pay more than I earn? The more I hear, the less I do learn I’ve spoken to many, I know that I must But where is that agent, the one I can trust? The one who will lead me by the hand And take me towards the Promised Land Where I can have peace of mind So many are like me — I’m not one of a kind But, I will persevere, it will happen one day Yet, the fact does remain - I still have to pay. . . Ted Sloan

ARE WE TOO OLD TO LEARN FROM THE YOUNG A young girl she was in love with life Who never lived to be a wife Whose life was cut short for she was a Jew In those days and times t’was nothing new She lived in an attic above the street With so few people in her life to meet Each day she wrote of what transpired Even late at night when she was tired Her words as written were not a mystery They remain today a part of history The experiences she had with those she knew In the time she had were all to few But, within that amazing and vibrant mind She was special indeed, she was one of a kind What she went through and those with her Her words so wise, I wish I could concur For one of the last things she ever said As to the gas chamber she was led In spite of everything her words did start She believed that people were really good at heart. . . THIS IS JUST PART OF THE ANNE FRANK STORY. . . Ted Sloan

A GIFT Each day is a gift A gift for the giving, In memory of those Who are no longer living; A gift we can use Any way that we choose, To sing songs of joy Or hold tight to the blues... Choose well! Each day is a time For cursing or blessing, To live it in sin Or repenting, confessing; A gift we can share With whomever we choose, I wan you take care Or you’ll soon pay your dues... Choose well! Mary Dorman

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? Test Your Trivia Knowledge ?



What musical instrument does Woody Allen play professionally?


What Canadian comedy team made the most appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show”?


Who defected from a Leningrad ballet troupe in 1961?


What’s the curtain in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Torn Curtain”?


Who won the best actress Oscar for her role in “Two Women”?


What was the theme song of the film “The Grapes of Wrath”?


What role did Burt Lancaster win the 1960 best actor Oscar for?


Who was the original host of “Beat the Clock”?


What was the first James Bond film?


What small New York City nightclub saw the origin of the twist?

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9. “Dr. No” 8. Bud Collyer 7. Elmer Gantry 6. “The Red River Valley” 5. Sophia Loren 4. The Iron Curtain 3. Rudolf Nureyev Everyone who saw the 1939 movie “Gone With the Wind” remembers the famous English stage and film actor, director and producer Leslie Howard, who portrayed Scarlett O’Hara’s secret love interest – Ashley Wilkes. But four years later, the Nazis killed Leslie Howard. The Germans had several reasons for wanting to kill him, and demoralize the British people by losing one of their favorite movie actors. First of all he was Jewish, born Leslie Howard Steiner. He had fought against the Germans in the First World War, suffering shell shock in 1916. The Nazi Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Josef Goebbels, whom he ridiculed in one of his movies, personally hated him. He was also on secret spying missions in neutral Spain and Portugal, and was trying to persuade the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco not to join the Axis Powers. But British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in his

spies contacted the Luftwaffe, and eight German Junkers JU88 E-6 heavy fighters were dispatched out of Bordeaux, France and shot down the civilian DC-3 over the Bay of Biscay, killing all seventeen persons on board. The following night, Churchill flew far out into the Atlantic Ocean from Gibraltar, avoiding German aircraft, but the famous “Gone With the Wind” actor Leslie Howard and sixteen others were brutally killed by the Nazis due to Mistaken Identity.

Rose Boyarsky Continued from Page 66 what good will it bring? But the shocking reality to see the joy & happiness of so many that finally got there wish come true, they will enjoy their badly needed “fix” to function. (Who cares if they will cause errors to others?) And where will the money come from to buy it as so many are not working? The next one, the legalizing of the gay & lesbian marriages. Is this progress? Where are we heading and what society are we breeding? And what role models are we for our children? Yes, it’s what the older ones are spitting, the younger ones are chewing.

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book “The Hinge of Fate”, revealed that the real reason the Nazis killed Leslie Howard was due to a case of Mistaken Identity! In 1943, Leslie Howard and Winston Churchill were both in the Iberian Peninsula, and were preparing to fly back to England on June 1, 1943. Churchill, with a clairvoyant sense of a threat to his safety, cancelled his flight on that day, and instead flew out the next night. At that time, neutral Portugal was ruled by a fascist dictator just like Spain was, and Portugal’s capital Lisbon was overrun with spies from Britain, Germany, Russia and the United States. In fact, alluding to the spy-filled movie “Casablanca”, Lisbon was described as “like Casablanca, but twenty fold more”. And the most-watched place in Lisbon was the airport. On June 1, 1943 the 50-year old actor Leslie Howard and his manager and accountant, Alfred Chenhalls boarded British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777-A at Lisbon’s Portela Airport. The Douglas DC-3 was carrying eleven other passengers and its Dutch crew of four. But German spies were watching carefully, and mistook the stout, cigar-smoking Alfred Chenhalls to be Winston Churchill, and the tall, thin Leslie Howard to be the identical-looking detective inspector Walter Thompson, Churchill’s personal bodyguard. The Nazi

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“ATTITUDES” “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of ATTITUDE on life. ATTITUDE, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think of, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the ATTITUDE we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have, and that is our ATTITUDE. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it... And so it is with you... We are in charge of our ATTITUDES.”

March 2014 DOING THE RIGHT THING By May Braidman Doing the right thing seems like an easy principle to follow, but it can be difficult to do in the course of our everyday lives. Do we always wait at a four-way stop sign intersection to let the car that arrived first go first? Do we hold the elevator door open when we see a neighbor approaching to ride up with us? Do we greet the cashier and the bag boy at the grocery store with a smile and ask how they are? We do have examples from the past who can inspire us to do the right thing if we look back at their actions. Abraham did the right thing when he left his father’s house because his father prayed to a number of small idols that he kept in their home and Abraham realized that praying to idols was meaningless. Moses did the right thing when he killed the Egyptian overseer who was mercilessly beating an elderly Hebrew slave. Lincoln did the right thing when he issued the proclamation freeing the slaves in the United States against the advice and without the support of the members of his administration. The writings titles “Ethics of the Fathers” contain these words: “If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am for myself alone, what am I?” I believe this tells us to take care of ourselves so that we can be strong enough to take care of others who may need our help. Perhaps these words, written so many centuries ago, can help us follow the principle of doing the right thing.

TENNIS ANYONE? By Margaret Lipthay In my youth, I played tennis, sporadically. Sporadically, but not especially well, but it did not matter that much, because my classmates at Cooper Union, with whom I played , did not really play much better, so we were evenly matched. One day, I had a stroke of really bad luck. While we were walking away from the court, I was playing around with my racket and accidently dropped it. As it landed on the stringed part, it unfortunately had a lot of bounce and came back up to me full force and the handle hit one of my front teeth leaving a deep tooth mark on the leather end of the handle. It hurt like hell, but did not break the tooth. I thought I had lucked out, but I was wrong! In about a week's time, the tooth stopped hurting, but alas, it was turning brown and got browner with the passage of time. It did not enhance my appearance one bit! After I was married, my husband started obsessing about my brown front tooth. I wasn't crazy about it myself, but thought I could live with it. He, however, would not let go of the idea that I should do something about it. So I visited my friendly neighborhood dentist. He said, "Uh huh, the nerve is dead, it will have to be taken out. I can then bleach the tooth for you, it should turn white again" . So I agreed , and after the procedure, my tooth looked really good, just

The COOPPA Guardian like before the mishap. I had been really happy how my teeth had turned out after the braces were removed. Before braces, my upper front teeth had grown straight out instead of down to meet the lower teeth. A great moment in my life occurred at about age 14, when I could finally get my lower teeth in front of the uppers, as they now grew downward, like normal peoples'. So I went to the movies with my new lovely again teeth, sat through the show, and came out to find that the bleach had stopped working and the tooth was once again, brown! Again, my husband started up about the tooth, and I finally agreed to have a cap put on it. The dentist filed down the tooth and applied a cap. It looked great, but caps don't last very long, and in about two years it broke and I needed a new one. This went on for quite a few years, I don't remember how many, and finally my dentist said, "There's a new substance now being used for capping teeth, I can guarantee that this one will not break!" "Great," I said, "Finally a solution After a few years, my husband became ill, and could no longer keep up with the yard work, so I was helping him with it. Mowing the lawn was especially difficult for him so I did that, but I could not keep the mower running and was unable to restart it, so he had to do that. One time, I was looking over his shoulder to see how he did it, so that I would be able to do that myself in the future. Apparently, I was standing a bit too close, because as he was pulling the string, he suddenly screamed, "You bit my elbow!" I yelled right back at him, "You hit me with your elbow and broke my tooth!" But the dentist had been right, the cap did not break. It was the remains of the tooth itself that broke. The cap itself held up very nicely and remained intact!

POSITIVE HOBBIES Do positive hobbies like sing, dance, swim and don’t forget to hit the gym! There’s always bike and tennis too... to keep you from feeling blue... All you need is the right shoe! Grab a bottle of water so get on your way, Don’t delay, make it your New Years Resolution Today! Keep God in your heart, make that your first start. Bella Marquis The Active Lady • Page 73

PROSE & POETRY THIS IS THE MOMENT Did you ever dream of moments when Tales of our lives are heard over again If you would enjoy a story or two Perhaps more that fascinate you About persons and pets that bring to mind Warm feelings as real as any you’ll find Of planes, ships and river boat crews Sailors and soldiers whose exploits make news Of wars first and second and possibly three Should tyrants and terrorists with us disagree Imagine those you unceasingly love Their blessings like manna rain from above characters parade across moments of time Express dreams and fantasies in prose or rhyme What unkept promise what forlorn hope Disguise moods of despair; don’t mope Concealing by poetry and amplified laughter Injured memories of remorse and slaughter Shrug off dismay, drown disappointment Listen not to wailings of woe and lament Let them plunge in the bottom of the seas As turtles and whatever monsters you please Rise with the mermaid, float thru the air Land on a planet, not for long despair Release creativity, let it leap from the pages Explosive sometimes at others in stages Let thoughts like Disney’s magic soar Species endangered make your lines roar Recall life’s journey so fulsome and free Nature’s picnics and outings with one’s family

Anniversaries celebrated of marriage and birth Christmases, Thanksgivings, high spirit and mirth If chronicles foretell what destinies beckon With words we can comfort each other, I reckon Aren’t numbers of sychophonts dwelling inside Like phantoms but none called Jekyll or Hyde Histories and mysteries most must be true Regardless how crafted they, I’ll entertain you.. Solace, you look for, precursor of heaven This is the moment, Mondays from ten to eleven. Ramón Gordon

THIS IS MY LIFE I got the virus the other day One two three, she was on her way She came with soup and she was quick Not thinking that maybe she too might get sick. That’s my friend, I want you to know The woman that the family said no, no, no. She’s short, she’s that, and not worthy of you But I say find me one that would do. 21 has passed and 39 too 49 passed and 79 too How long would I have to sit in my room And wait for what they choose for my doom Who are you kidding - not a chance, I would say Nobody is going to knock knock today. This is my life I want all to know I will walk that fence that you put me on I will not fall to either side She stays with me till god know when Are you afraid that she will be my bride? I know you want the best for me But shouldn’t I be the best judge of me. Seymour Goldberg

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TELEPHONE DIRECTORY (For all numbers, dial area code 954 unless otherwise noted) - CUT OUT - SAVE FOR REFERENCE C.V. Automated Directory ..........................................................954-435-6000 AT&T Telephone Company.......................................................1-800-288-2020 Broward County Bus.....................................................................954-357-8400 Broward County Mosquito Control ..............................................954-765-4062 Café on the Green Restaurant .......................................................954-442-6551 Club Health ...................................................................................954-435-6070 Clubhouse Staff Office..................................................................954-435-6001 Comcast Cable Company Customer Service ................................954-266-2278 1-800-934-6489 COOPPA .......................................................................................954-437-8864 Driver’s License Information........................................................954-497-1570 Fire Department (Non-Emergency) ..............................................954-435-6700 First Service Residential (formerly Continental Management)....954-436-5888 Florida Power & Light Customer Care.........................................954-797-5000 Golf Pro Shop................................................................................954-435-6110 Homestead Exemption Broward County Property Appraisals Office ........................................................954-357-6830 Main Gate Security .......................................................................954-433-7085 Back Gate Security .......................................................................954-447-2459 Memorial Hospital (Johnson Street) .............................................954-987-2000 Memorial Hospital Pembroke .......................................................954-962-9650 Memorial Hospital West ...............................................................954-436-5000 Memorial Walk-In (Douglas Road) ..............................................954-985-1470 Memorial Hospital Miramar .........................................................954-538-5000 Nurses/Health Services .................................................................954-437-9408 Police Department (Non-Emergency)...........................................954-431-2200 Post Office .................................................................................1-800-275-8777 Post Office (Miramar) ...................................................................954-704-8993 Progressive Management ..............................................................954-447-0255 Real Estate Office (Century Village) ............................................954-435-6118 Social Security ...........................................................................1-800-772-1213 Temple/Conservative - Century Pines Jewish Center...................954-431-3300 Temple/Orthodox - Young Israel...................................................954-450-1191 Temple/Reform - Village Reform Congregation ..........................954-437-7969 Total Appliance & A/C Repairs ....................................................954-443-6774 Village Medical Group..................................................................954-433-9501 Voter Registration..........................................................................954-357-7050 We Care..........................................................................954-435-6001, ext. 227 FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 911



SCAMMERS If a stranger knocks on your door and asks to go inside your house, what should you do? The Broward Sheriff’s Office reminds you to be wary. He or she may seem clean-cut, friendly and harmless. Maybe the person knocking at the door will say the car broke down and ask to use your phone. Perhaps he or she will pose as a maintenance worker who needs to make sure something in your house is working properly. If so, BEWARE. That person may be a scam artist trying to get inside your house to rob you. Such scammers use creative tactics, preying on your fears, loneliness or sense of sympathy to get inside. Sometimes they work in teams and often target the elderly. It only takes a few seconds for them to grab your money or valuables when your back is turned. You may not even realize you’ve been robbed until much later. If someone suspicious knocks on your door asking to go inside, what should you do? • Without opening the door, ask the person to identify himself. • Dial 911 to report the suspicious person. • Call the company the person claims to represent. • Contact a friend or relative to report what happened.

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DO NOT FEED THE DUCKS 1. Feeding ducks attracts rats, pests and predators that kill ducks and endanger humans. 2. Rotting food pollutes the water and breeds deadly diseases and parasites. Uneaten food quickly forms a deadly mold called Aspergillus; • Avian Botulism (caused by artificial feeding) kills entire waterfowl populations and hospitalizes people. • Artificially fed ducks emit a parasite causing a condition in humans called Swimmer’s Itch. 3. Ducks defecate at the site of scattered food or bread, bacteria in feces creates much higher risks for illness or disease. 4. Most waterfowl die-offs in the past 10 years have been attributed to artificial feeding. 5. Food waste bobbing on the water’s edge is ugly. 6. Ducks that are overfed created dangerous amounts of waste that harms fish and other animals living in ponds. 7. Some foods like corn may be OK as a snack for ducks, but fish can’t digest it and die. Seeds cause severe cramping pain in ducks. Please don’t feed the ducks

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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Class Fair - January 2014

Photos by Si Solow

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St. Patrick’s Day The History of the Holiday St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink, and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

unite their parades to form one New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. Today, that parade is the world 's oldest civilian parade and the largest in the United States, with over 150,000 participants. Each year, nearly three million people line the oneand-a-half mile parade route to watch the procession, which takes more than five hours. Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Savannah also celebrate the day with parades including between 10,000 to 20,000 participants.

The First Parade The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in the United States. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched

through New York City on March 17, 1762. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen serving in the English army. Over the next thirty-five years, Irish patriotism among American immigrants flourished, prompting the rise of so-called "Irish Aid" societies, like the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and the Hibernian Society. Each group would hold annual parades featuring bagpipes (which actually first became popular in the Scottish and British armies) and drums. In 1848, several New York Irish aid societies decided to

lent monkeys. However, the Irish soon began to realize that their great numbers endowed them with a political power that had yet to be exploited. They started to organize, and their voting block, known as the "green machine," became an important swing vote for political hopefuls. Suddenly, annual St. Patrick's Day parades became a show of strength for Irish Americans, as well as a mustattend event for a slew of political candidates. In 1948, President Truman attended New York City 's St. Patrick's Day parade, a proud moment for the many Irish whose ancestors had to fight stereotypes and racial prejudice to find acceptance in America. Wearing of the Green Goes Global Today, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by people of all backgrounds in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated in other locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore, and Russia. In modern-day Ireland, St. Patrick's Day has traditionally been a religious occasion. In fact, up until the 1970s, Irish laws mandated that pubs be closed on March 17. Beginning in 1995, however, the Irish government began a nation-

No Irish Need Apply Up until the mid-nineteenth century, most Irish immigrants in America were members of the Protestant middle class. When the Great Potato Famine hit Ireland in 1845, close to a million poor, uneducated, Catholic Irish began to pour into America to escape starvation. Despised for their religious beliefs and funny accents by the American Protestant majority, the immigrants had trouble finding even menial jobs. When Irish Americans in the country's cities took to the streets on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate their heritage, newspapers portrayed them in cartoons as drunk, vio-

al campaign to use St. Patrick's Day as an opportunity to drive tourism and showcase Ireland to the rest of the world. Last year, close to one million people took part in Ireland 's St. Patrick's Festival in Dublin, a multi-day celebration featuring parades, concerts, outdoor theater productions, and fireworks shows. The Chicago River Chicago is also famous for a somewhat peculiar annual event: dyeing the Chicago River green. The tradition started in 1962, when city pollution-control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realized that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday. That year, they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river—enough to keep it green for a week! Today, in order to minimize environmental damage, only forty pounds of dye are used, making the river green for only several hours. Although Chicago historians claim their city 's idea for a river of green was original, some Savannah natives believe the idea originated in their town. They point out that 1961, Savannah mayor Tom Woolley had plans for a green river, but due to rough water on March 17, the experiment didn't work and Savannah never attempted to dye its river again. from

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Nostalgia Films

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

“Playing For Time” “Lady Sings The Blues” Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams


Presentations are held WEDNESDAYS AT 1 P.M. In order to minimize disruption, there will be NO ADMITTANCE after 1 p.m.

MARCH 2014 119 min. Shirley MacLaine, Edward G. Robinson

Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander


Sponsored by Century Village resident Richard

5 “My Geisha”

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100% High Quality Digital Entertainment!

12 “Pippin” 112 min. Filmed live stage show Ben Vereen, William Katt, Martha Raye

19 “To Catch A Thief”

“The Heiress” Olivia De Havilland, Montgomery Clift


Barbara Streisand in Concert


“All About Eve” Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

105min. Csry Grant, Grace Kelly

26 “The Toll Of The Sea” 60 min. First feature film in Technicolor! Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan PLUS: Poirot Mystery

“Third Floor Flat” 50 min.



• Instead of throwing away a sponge that has a stale odor, simply toss it in the dishwasher and wash it with the next load of dishes. it will come out clean and fresh smelling and will kill any bacteria in the sponge, so it’s a good idea to toss your sponges into the dishwasher often. • Cottage cheese will remain fresher longer if you store it upside down in the refrigerator. This slows the effects of oxidation. • Brown sugar will not harden if stored in the freezer. • To keep milk past it’s expiration date add salt. A pinch of salt in a gallon will do it. The salt slows the rate of bacteria growth. • Potato chip bag open again and they’re all stale and yucky? Pop them in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds, let stand for two minutes and they’ll be crispy again. • Ice cream container sealed in a plastic bag will stop ice crystals from forming when it is in the freezer. • A teaspoonful of cold water added to the white of an egg causes it to whip more quickly while increasing the quantity.


Any mechanic or service man who comes to do some work in your unit should be licensed and obtain a permit. Check with your management company before giving them a down payment or paying them in advance.


• What should you do with fruit with mold? Throw it away rather than simply cutting off the mold since mold on fruit goes much deeper than what appears on the fruit.


• Don’t discard the tough ends of broccoli stalks. Use them for making soups.



Check with First Service Residential Management 954-436-5888 - or Progressive Management 954-447-0255

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CRIME PREVENTION SAFETY TIPS AROUND TOWN • Do not drive through unfamiliar neighborhoods or on dark streets. If you are lost, drive to the nearest well lit, public place and ask for directions. • Have your car keys in hand before approaching your vehicle. Place a whistle on your key chain for emergency use. Check the back seat of your car before entering. Always lock your car doors when driving. • Vary your route and schedule when conducting personal business or shopping. Bring a friend. • When waiting for a bus, pay close attention to what is going on around you. Secure your purse and wallet. • Avoid carrying large sums of money, jewelry or valuables on your person or in your vehicle. Only carry the credit cards you need that day. • Leave important papers at home. Documents such as birth certificates and medical records are little use to criminals, but are very difficult for you to replace. • Lock your packages and valuables in your trunk . BSO also offers many crime prevention programs for civic and homeowner groups. For more information, or to schedule a speaker for your next meeting, please call BSO's Countywide Operations Section at 954-321-4100

Class Registration Schedule

2014 Term II Registration: Late Registration: Classes Start / End:

March 3 to March 7 March 10 to March 14 March 10 / April 18

AT HOME • Work with your bank to have your social security checks or other regular income direct deposited into your banking account. Criminals know when social security checks arrive in the mail. • Park your car in well-lit areas. Report broken or nonworking street lights. • Install sturdy, dead-bolt locks on all exterior doors. A single or double cylinder with a minimum oneinch throw is recommended. • Never keep extra keys hidden near your residence. Give an extra key to a friendly neighbor and ask them to keep it in a secure place. • Secure your windows and sliding glass doors with auxiliary locks, pins or bars. • Install a peephole in your front door. Always check the peephole before opening your door. • If you are stepping away from your unit-even momentarily-be sure to lock it. • Call your BSO district office to arrange for a home security inspection. • If you must get on the elevator with a stranger stand near the control panel. In case of an emergency, ring the bell and push all the buttons so the elevator will stop at every floor.

Spring Break 2014 Children’s Activities Monday, March 24 10 a.m. Arts & Crafts Ceramics Room

2–4 p.m. Table Tennis Term III Registration: Late Registration: Classes Start / End:

April 21 to April 25 April 28 to May 2 April 28 / June 6

Term IV Registration: Late Registration: Classes Start / End:

June 9 to June 13 June 16 to June 20 June 16 / July 25

Wednesday, March 26 10 a.m. Fun & Games (with famous balloon pop game) Party Room

1–3 p.m. Bingo Party Room

Friday, March 28 10 a.m. Poster Art and Kids Quilting

Term V Registration: Late Registration: Classes Start / End:

July 28 to August 1 August 4 to August 8 August 4 / September 12

Term VI Registration: Late Registration: Classes Start / End:

September 15 to September 19 September 22 to September 26 September 22 / October 31

Term VII Registration: Late Registration: Classes Start / End:

November 3 to November 7 November 10 to November 14 November 10 / December 19

Art Room

1–3 p.m. Bocce The outdoor pool will be available to the children on all the above dates between 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. NOTE: All children must leave the clubhouse as soon as the scheduled activity is over. Children can be dropped off, however adults may not leave the clubhouse while the children are being entertained. The above activities are geared for children ages 3 through 12.

Page 80 • YOU THINK MARCH; I THINK APRIL 1 By Jacky Jeter March was a month of contemplation for my sister and myself. We had to think of a supreme joke for April 1 - April Fool's Day. It was a matter of pride. Our Father loved pranks and wasn't above trying to catch us unawares. His jokes were notorious (although always kind) and April Fool's Day and Dad were made for each other. Dad was good-natured and delighted in playing tricks. When we were very young, Dad would 'steal' our noses' from my sister and me. "Look," he'd say, holding his thumb between his fingers, "I've got your nose." Doubtfully we'd rub our noses to be certain they were still there. He had magic tricks, too. One favorite was to pull nickels from our ears. Of course, since it was our ears that held the nickels, it was only correct and proper that we should retain those nickels. As we grew older, Dad's jokes became more sophisticated but still kind. He'd buy fake ice cubes with bugs in them and slip them into our drinks. A small plastic worm might appear in our salad. "My birthday is April Fool's Day," Dad said. "I don't think you can out trick a trickster." His birthday really wasn't until late April, but Dad maintained one could adopt a birthday. We felt a challenge had been issued. Toward the middle of March, my sister and I discarded one idea after another as we tried to think up some plot that would trick the trickster. When we were very young, we tried the spider on the collar and graduated to switching sugar and salt on April Fool's Day. These we deemed were childish and immature as we entered our teens. We left him an 'urgent message from Mr. Wolff, who wants you to return his call.' Naturally, we listed the telephone number of nearby Brookfield Zoo. So the last several weeks of March became ones of concentration for my sister and me. We had to top the tricks that Dad was able to play. We felt our high school reputation depended on outwitting him. One week in late March my sister announced, "I've got it! This year I'm going to get Dad! I've thought of the ultimate, creative joke." "What? Tell me." "Nope," my sister responded. "This is a one-woman job, and I'm the woman." This made me angry. There was no reason why we couldn't collaborate in this common goal. "No way," my sister said. "If someone gets in trouble over this, it might as well be me." March 31 arrived. In the wee small hours of the morning, I heard my sister get out of bed. Probably making a trip to the washroom, I thought. The clock said 3 a.m. I'd forgotten that the morning would bring April Fool's Day. I fell back to sleep. The house was awakened well before 6 a.m. Dad was shouting.

The COOPPA Guardian Mother was shushing. "What's the matter? What's the matter?" "I don't know. Turn on the damn light!" Dad hollered. My sister held her hand over her mouth, stifling her laughter. Now I must set this scene. Dad had gone to the washroom in the dark. He had not turned on the light. He lifted the seat and used the toilet in the dark. He had urinated on the floor! "April Fool!" my sister shouted, unable to contain her laughter any longer. "Gotcha!" She had taken plastic seethrough wrap and covered the toilet bowl. Because it was dark, Dad, of course, hadn't noticed. He stood barefoot in his urine. It was a story that Dad told on himself for years. Did I say that Dad was good-natured and loved a joke? He even mopped the floor.

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nod in Chuck’s direction. He knew exactly what I meant. “Jack,” he would shout so that our opponents could hear him, “let me throw the ball in.” Then he would move toward me, and I would toss him the ball. It’s hard to believe, but the players on the opposing team would relax and wait for him to step out of bounds to throw the ball back into play. Instead he would jump and make a lay-up, thus scoring two points for us. After all, it didn’t matter what Chuck and I had said, the ball was in play once the referee had given it to me. Our opponents had simply been taken down the old garden path! And two playground hoopsters were smiling as they ran back to assume their positions on defense!



By Jack Gallagher


In my student years I played basketball in South Greensburg, Pennsylvania, a little town with a long sports tradition. My closest teammate, Chuck Baker, and I would practice all year to keep that tradition alive - to such an extent that in the summer months he would sometimes come by my home in the early morning when everyone was still asleep, go up the stairs to the attic, where I slept, and roust me out of bed so that we could go to the playground and shoot some hoops. I would jump out of bed almost joyously - as eager as Chuck to go to the outdoor basketball court. I cannot recall whether I ate breakfast. If I did, I’m sure I had nothing more than a fast bowl of cereal before we headed for that almost sacred court. In those youthful and energetic days we would be so anxious to get on with our basketball that unimportant actions such as eating had to be relegated to second place in our list of priorities. Once we moved onto the court, we also forgot about lunch and sometimes played on to nightfall. Throughout the day other boys would join us, but few would stay more than an hour or so. Our dedication paid off, and our team won two consecutive county championships. Other players, of course, made vital contributions to the team’s success; but no one worked harder than we did. The immediate dividend may have been those championships, but the more significant result was the birth of a close friendship that endures even today. As I look back at those days of basketball, I like to recall the tricky playground maneuver that Chuck and I often employed during the regular season - an action probably as old as Dr. Naismith’s first peach baskets. Here’s how it worked. Whenever the referee would award us the ball underneath the scoring basket, I would receive the ball from him and stand there out of bounds with the ball in hand and immediately

1. No Life Guard on duty - Swim at Own Risk. 2. Pool Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 3. No one under 18 years of age is permitted to use pool or pool area unless accompanied by an adult. 4. Bathing load 47 persons. 5. Please shower before entering pool. 6. No food, drink or glass containers in pool or on pool deck. 7. No diving or jumping into pool. 8. No running or rough play in pool or on pool deck. 9. Anyone with hair longer than shoulder length must wear a bathing cap. 10. No hairpins, barrettes, etc. in hair while in the pool area. 11. Bathers using suntan oil: a) Must cover chair or lounge b) Must shower before entering pool after each application. 12. No innertubes, air mattresses, etc. in or around pool area. 13. For first aid or any emergency use telephone. 14. No reserving of chairs, chaise lounges or tables. 15. Children in diapers are prohibited from using pool. 16. No one with open sores or lesions to enter pool. 17. No car washing on or near pool property. 18. No animals in pool or on pool decks.

COOPPA stands for Condominium Owners Of Pembroke Pines Association. This is the organization that represents the residents of Century Village. Anyone who needs our help on any matter may stop in at the COOPPA office at any time Mon.-Fri. between 8:30a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or call to set up an appointment. (954) 437-8864.

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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

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ESTATE PLANNING Tom was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune once his sickly father died, he decided he needed a wife with which to share his fortune. One evening at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away. “I may look like just an ordinary man,” he said to her, “but in just a few years, my father will die, and I’ll inherit 20 million dollars.” Impressed, the woman obtained his business card. Three days later, she became his stepmother. Women are so much better at estate planning than men. Submitted by Mel Weinrach * * * * *

A HOUND DOG NAMED MACE An old man lived with his hound dog, Mace, in a run-down shack on the outskirts of town. He had no family and only a few meager possessions: a table and chair, a bed, a bag of hand tools, and his dog. He used the tools to do odd jobs in town, for which he usually would be paid enough to get food for the next day. Mace and his master lived form one day to the next on what little these jobs would bring. The dog was just a normal hound, with one exception: while most dogs like to chew on grass occasionally, Mace love it. When the old man was in town, Mace would spend the day in the yard in front of the house, chewing away on the lawn. One bright, sunny day the old man said goodbye to his dog and headed into town to work. He had a plumbing repair job in one of the homes there that would take him most of the day and would probably pay enough for food for the remainder of the week, if he managed the money carefully. He headed for town with a spring in his step and a whistle on his lips. Inside the house and ready to start, the old man reached in the bag for his wrench. To his surprise, he didn’t feel it. He dug around again, but there didn’t seem to be any wrench. He looked in the bag, then dumped its contents on the floor, but still no wrench. Reality set in. Without a wrench he couldn’t finish the job,and without the pay he couldn’t even buy food for that night’s supper, let alone tomorrow. When he finally came to grips with reality, he told the lady who hired him what the situation was. While she sympathized with his situation, the job needed to be done. If the old man couldn’t do it, she would have to hire someone else. The old man packed up his tools and headed home, head bowed and shoulders stooped. The whistle was gone and no longer was there a spring in his step. A walk that normally took 15 minutes seemed to last forever. But finally the old shack came

into view, and there was Mace in the distance munching away as usual on the lawn. When the dog saw his master, he came running, tail wagging, telling the old man how glad he was to see him. Kneeling beside the hound, the man began to pet him, and through tear-filled eyes told the dog that there would be no supper tonight and no food for tomorrow. What’s more, without money to buy a new wrench, he had no idea what the future held. It was the loneliest, most helpless feeling he ever had! Then he caught a glimpse of something shining in the grass. As the old man went over to see what this piece of shining material was, his despair turned into an instant joy! It was the wrench! The old man had dropped it on his way out that morning, and it would have been lost forever had Mace not been eating farther away from the house than he usually did! The old man grabbed the dog, gave him a hug that almost suffocated him, and ran into the house. Reaching for a stub of pencil and the only piece of paper he had, he wrote a moving tribute to his canine companion. Few people have every heard these words... until now, that is. One man who did happen to read them changed them a bit and has his name recorded in music history. The old man never did get the credit he deserved. But now you are privileged to read the opening line of his original poem, which began: “ A grazing Mace, how sweet the hound, that saved a wrench for me.” * * * * *

ONE LINERS 1. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn’t. 2. I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it. 3. Some people are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them. 4. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke. 5. Don’t take life too seriously; No one gets out alive. * * * * *

PERSONALS Foxy Lady: Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty, 80s, slim, 5;4” (used to be 5’6”), Searching for a sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion. Matching white shoes and belt a plus. Long-Term Commitment: Recent widow who has just buried fourth husband, Looking for someone to round out a sixunit plot. Dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath not a prob-

lem. Serenity Now: I am into solitude, long walks, sunrises, the ocean, yoga and meditation. If you are the silent type, let’s get together, take our hearing aids out and enjoy quiet times. * * * * *

MEAL ON EL-AL It was mealtime during a flight on El-Al. “Would you like dinner?” the flight attendant asked Moishe, seated in front. “What are my choices?” asked Moishe. “Yes or no,” she replied. * * * * *


somewhat lonely since her cat died and decided she needed another pet to keep her company. So, off to the pet shop she went. She searched and searched. None of the pets seemed to catch her interest, except this ugly frog. As she walked by the jar he was in, she looked and he winked at her. He whispered, “I’m lonely too. Buy me and take me home. You won’t be sorry.” Ida figured, what the heck! She hadn’t found anything else. So she bought the frog. She placed him in the car, on the front seat beside her. As she was slowly driving down the road, the frog whispered to her, “Kiss me and you won’t be sorry!” So, Ida figured, what the heck, and kissed the frog. Immediately the frog turned into an absolutely gorgeous, sexy, young handsome prince. The prince then returned Ida’s kiss. Suddenly Ida felt herself transforming from his kiss. Now can you guess what Ida turned into? Come on, guess! She turned into the first Holiday Inn she could find! She’s old, not dead!!! Old ladies rock! * * * * *

Moishe is driving in Jerusalem. He’s late for a meeting, he’s looking for a parking place, and can’t find one. In desperation, he turns toward heaven and says, “Lord, if you find me a parking place, I promise that I’ll eat only kosher, respect Shabbos, and all the holidays.” Miraculously, a place opens up just in front of him. He turns his face up to heaven and says, “Never mind, I just found one!” Submitted by Mel Weinrach

A man visiting Scotland one day drove through Fife. Feeling hungry, he stopped at a Chinese restaurant he was passing. The food he ate there was by far the tastiest food he had ever eaten, so when he asked for the bill, he was astounded to find out that there was no charge. The waiter simply told him, “The best Ying’s in Fife are free.”

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A visitor to Israel attended a recital and concert at the Moscovitz Auditorium. He was quite impressed with the architecture and the acoustics. He inquired of the tour guide, “Is this magnificent auditorium named after Chaim Moscovitz, the famous Talmudic scholar?” “No,” replied the guide. “It is named after Sam Moscovitz, the writer.” “Never heard of him. What did he write?” “A check,” replied the guide. * * * * *

CHANUKAH STAMPS A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards. She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Chanukah stamps please.” “What denomination?” says the clerk. The woman says, “Oy vey... my God, has it come to this? Okay give me 6 orthodox, 12 conservative and 32 reform!” * * * * *

GOOD HUMOR An older lady named Ida was


Abe was visiting Israel for the first time. As soon as his plane landed, he caught a taxi to his hotel. The taxi driver was very friendly and told Abe all kinds of useful information. Abe asked the driver, “Is Israel a healthy place?” “Oh yes, it really is,” the driver answered. “When I first came here, I couldn’t say even one simple word, I had hardly any hair on my head, I didn’t have the energy to walk across a small room, and I even had to be helped out of the bed every day.” “That’s a remarkable story, truly amazing,” Abe said. “So how long have you been here in Israel?” “I was born here.”

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We did not have a meeting in January due to the fact that many of our members were away. A large group of us enjoyed a fabulous two week excursion to Los Angeles and Mexico. We started out in the wee hours of December 30, when we flew to California. From the airport. we were taken to the Holiday Inn Hotel. The next morning we were in Pasadena to view the final preparation of the floats that would be in the Rose Parade on January 1. We watched in awe as a variety of seeds, bark, fruits and vegetables, grasses and flowers were being applied to the floats. It was a labor of love by hard working, talented professionals and volunteers. The results were too beautiful and amazing for words. On New Years Eve there was a gala dinner at the hotel. At 9:00 P.M. we watched the ball drop in New York, as it was midnight on the east coast. The morning of January 1, we were back in Pasadena for the annual Rose Parade. The weather was perfect, and we had very good seats, so we were able to enjoy the whole event to the fullest. We had three more days in L.A., in which we toured the city and visited the holocaust museum as well as the magnificent Getty Museum. On January 5 we boarded the Carnival Miracle to enjoy a week of cruising. The two ports we visited were Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. We had a guided tour in each. While aboard ship, we all participated in the various activities of our choice, and the wonderful shows in the evenings. As is usual on cruises, there was too much good food, so many of us gained a few pounds which we are now trying to lose. We all know how hard Phyllis Goodman worked for a whole year in planning the trip and we greatly appreciate her efforts. We also thank hubby Marvin for his support and help whenever needed. It was a perfect way to start the new year. Submitted by Selma Goldwasser

We wish to thank our outgoing president Elliott Bornstein for his many years of keeping our tennis club active and strong. He now will serve on our Board of Directors and continue to provide ideas and experience. Our newly elected Officers and Board of Directors were installed by Diane Weiss at the January meeting. Diane always does our installations with such finesse! Susan Rosener, our new president, has many enthusiastic members to call upon to plan our future social events. We thank you, Susan, for accepting this position, and we thank each and every one of the officers and directors for all the hard work that they do. It is greatly appreciated. Elliott’s last function as president was to present the ACE award to a member of our club that all of us wish to honor. Mary Salerno is this very special, very dedicated person who gives her time and energy above and beyond all expectations. Forty members enjoyed the festive COOPPA dinner/dance in February. Members are now signing up for our Luncheon event that will take place on Saturday, March 15th at Broccolini Café. Membership can also enjoy the Sunday matinee presentation of “Man of La Mancha” at the Susan B. Katz Theater on April 6th and dinner will follow at Giovanni’s. Be sure to contact Rhoda Brand or Diane Weiss or Judy Thal to sign up for these events. Our meetings are on the last Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in room 122. Submitted by Marjie West

FLAMINGO LAKES LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Our golf group has a new format this year. No association dues, no formal play, just golf for fun. Different game each week. Please come out and join us on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and get acquainted with our members. All levels welcome. If you can join us, call Flamingo Lakes Golf Shop at 954-435-6110 and tell them you want ot be included in our Tee time. We love to meet new players. Submitted by Dottie Cerrone

BOCCE SOCIAL AND SPORT CLUB Now that we are back in the swing of things it’s time to come play Bocce. The weather is cooler and the rain has stopped. I have scores to report. As of this writing we have an undefeated team for the ladies. Team 1 has Sherry Fieder, Lois Bernieri, Rose Marie Thomas, Liane Lombardi, Celeste Mogus and Maxine Glick. Second place is Team 3 which consists of Michele Losito, Sara Chaiken, Grace Radzville, Marie Farnocchia, Mary D’Antonio and Anne Walters and third place is Team 8 whose members are Sharon Ball, Beverly Erickson, Aurella Plamandon, Delmy Nisely and Adele Wiseburger. For the men, first place is Team 2 consisting of Edwin Deiser, Richard Radzville, Bob Zeigler and Manny Lewis. Second place is Team 5 consisting of Bob Fisco,


Joan Thornton, Frank Di Pietra and Bill Massa. Third place is Team 3 with Sal Tribastone, Alex Sevel, Tony Maffei, John Plamandon and Nic Vilceanu. We now meet the second Monday of every month in the clubhouse at 10 a.m. 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. We are always open to different suggestions. Our next activity will be March 13, 2014 to Lion Country Safari and dinner. Come to our meetings and secure a spot on a team. Of course, refreshments are served. The Bocce Club members play every single Friday morning beginning at 9:15 a.m. on the courts behind the clubhouse. That is unless it rains. So let’s hope it doesn’t rain. Everyone is welcome to come watch and or join us. It’s lots of fun and of course, refreshments are served. Submitted by Beverly Erickson, President

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 Thank you Many thanks to my family and friends for helping me celebrate my 90th birthday and for the many donations and cards in my honor. Much love, Gloria Feinman * * * * * A great big thank you to Rabbi Steve Newman for his prayer for my recovery, the night before my surgery. His thoughtfulness is so very welcome and appreciated. He goes the whole 9 yards! To all the Village Reform Congregation that sent cards and called, thank you, thank you. God bless, Frieda Gross

Thank you all for the wonderful donations. Martha Ortiz, Mildred Vega, Phyllis & Marvin Goodman, Katherine McDonough, Barbara Hochsouse, Chuck Botwin, Marcella Vendetti, Fran Bardasch, Anne Kaufman, Ari Fuhrman, Ajaz, Fay Lindo, Arline Fischer, Frances Bond, Emilia Duran. Ruth Sheldon

Harry Yaskin, age 88 of Pembroke Pines, Florida, died on January 25, 2014. Harry was born and was formerly from Philadelphia, PA. Harry was a retired special agent with the IRS and an avid fisherman, tennis and bridge player. Beloved son of Yetta Westrich and Nathan Yaskin; father of Ilene, Richard and Dori; brother of Mark, Pat, Roger and Mike; grandfather of Dan, Tamara, Ryan and Megan; and longtime companion of Bernice Kampel. Contributions in Harry’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; www.

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that left at 4:00 p.m. However, the driver and the person in charge of scheduling them, made sure that I was able to get on the “lift” safely and efficiently. They take it all in their stride, and I commend them for a job well done! Ruth Wiesenfeld * * * * *

In Memoriam

* * * * * Our Buses I wish to thank our kind, pleasant drivers. Unfortunately, I have to use an electric scooter to get around. The movie I saw in the Clubhouse last Sunday afternoon ended at 3:55 p.m. and I didn’t think I could get on the bus


Garfield Association lost one of its dedicated and loyal board members with the passing of May Dropkin. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace, May. * * * * *

COMCAST will be in the COOPPA office on Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. for ONLY Medical Alert problems and pendant problems

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

Make sure you show your Century Village ID when you go into the Clubhouse and Club Health. The guards are doing their job and it is for your protection. It has been reported that residents have been

Shirley Schnidman of Cambridge A passed away on November 16, 2013. She was a snowbird for many years but made her home permanently here in Century Village for the past six years. She led a very active life and was a member of the New Jersey Club for many years. She will be missed by all her many friends. M. Offner

abusive to the guards. Please respect the guards as you would like to be respected.

Notary Service is available in the COOPPA office Monday - Friday. Please call to assure that there is a notary in the office.

954-437-8864 There is no charge for notary service. Copies will not be provided.

COOPPA has another service for our residents. Our notaries, George Fried, and Jerry Bardasch, are legally permitted, under Florida law, to perform wedding ceremonies.

Please call 954-437-8864


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By Fran Harrison

By Evelyn Raphael

Certain events and places throughout history influence the course of civilization. Malta and what happened there was one such location that I was fortunate enough to visit. The history of Malta that includes 3 inhabited islands located 50 miles south of Sicily is filled with tales of violence and disorder. It is a crossroads of Arab and European cultures dating back to the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, and Byzantines. It has ruins that predate and attest to these settlements. UNESCO calls it “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world. It was conquered by Napoleon and ruled by Britain until 1964. Today hundreds of Europeans visit it yearly for its warm climate, clear blue waters for scuba and snorkeling and the very, very cheap sunshine. The logical grid system of streets designed by Michelangelo’s assistant Laparille makes getting lost impossible. Stone steps at intersections lead up to delightful vistas and ancient homes. All the buildings are built of the grey, yellow, pink limestone on which the city rests. The Great Siege of Malta in 1565 highlights the struggle between Christian and Moslem. The Knights who were given the territory for their efforts in the Crusades prevailed against the superior numbers from the Ottoman Empire and stopped the onslaught of the Crescent against the Cross. It was considered a significant event in preserving European culture. The next test between super powers occurred during WWII. Despite 159 days of constant bombing from German directed Italian planes Malta again prevailed. This prevented the Axis from getting oil supplies from North Africa and contributing if not stopping the onslaught of German invasions. With no fewer than 4 major fortifications looming over the steep walls of Valletta, the main city, you can see what all those vanquishing forces were after; “A well defended harbor in the middle of a busy sea.” I spent a week there and didn’t have enough time to see all the historic places. From the catacombs of the Epigones, to the underground caves where cryptographers toiled safe from overhead bombers to the spectacular Knights of St.John palace, it was a constant view of history. Even more intriguing was a trip to the medieval walled city of Medina’s narrow streets. A short ferry ride to the third island Gozo warranted an overnight stay in an ancient inn. From there we visited several churches filled with marble and gold. All donated by the people, poor as they were. For any lover of history Malta has it all, from ancients to Knights to war remnants, to saving Civilization again and again.

Don’t mess with them. If you are over 70 watch out. No jokes please. I experienced it so I can be the judge. Here’s what happened... I was out for the day and went to a very nice cafeteria for lunch. When the waitress asked me what I wanted, I said, “Please, please, before I order, I must have a sour pickle, because I am pregnant. Well her mouth fell open. And she gasped. “You’re pregnant?” she said, and ran off to get my pickle. Then I saw her whisper to her co-workers. All smiles they walked by me one by one and stared. I was a little uncomfortable and thought about what they were thinking. Either I had Alzheimer’s or was demented. Boy oh boy, you can not joke with the younger generation. When the waitress came back with FIVE pickles, I said, “I hope you know I was only joking.” And went on to tell her, “When young people are pregnant, they sometimes crave strange things they must have right away.” She smiled and said, “That’s okay, I understand.” Ha. “Excuse me, I think the wagon is waiting outside.” I wonder who’s laughing now.

THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW By Sylvia Pearlson Why are school children killing other children? Why is road rage and every other form of rage a reason to kill an innocent person never seen before? Why does Florida have a new “Hold Your Ground?” Not too long ago, this law permitted a volunteer neighborhood watchman to kill a seventeen year old boy who looked suspicious. The shooter went free. Why is there a new law that permits girls as young as twelve years of age to purchase over the counter anti birth pills? For years, millions of dollars were spent to teach people that smoking causes cancer that leads to death. Suddenly one becomes aware that the laws made to guarantee safety, morality and good health has been blown away with the wind. It was on a Monday, May 3, 1999 that I was very upset over news I read in the paper. I wrote a letter to the president of the National Rifle Association. Charleton Heston was the acting president at that time. I addressed it “Charleton Moses Heston” (remembering the part he played as Moses). You are so pro guns that I thought what a differ-

IT’S NOT ALWAYS EASY BUT IT PAYS It is not always easy... to apologize. to begin again. to take advice. to be unselfish. to admit error. to face a sneer. to be charitable. to be considerate. to show appreciation. It is often difficult... to be broad minded. to forgive and forget. to profit by mistake. to think before you act. to keep out of a rut. to make the best of little. to shoulder deserved blame. to maintain a high standard. to see the silver lining.


March 2014 ent world it would be today if at the time of Moses, guns had been invented and you as Moses could have outfitted each Israelite with a gun. Imagine! You could have smitten all the Egyptians. There would be no reason for the ten plagues. The Israelites would have been victorious and may never have needed to leave Egypt. No need to wander in the desert for forty years. No need to learn to eat matzah the unleavened bread, and boring manna from heaven. In fact since they would have overpowered the Egyptians, they could have decided to remain in Egypt. They would not have been at Mt. Sinai to receive the ten commandments! Possibly there would not be a Christian or Jewish religion today! The whole course of history could have been changed just by using guns. Why sayeth thou Charleton Moses Heston? Make this a promise for tomorrow: Teach morality to the young and old. Make smoking a crime since everyone suffers. Outlaw all guns. Aiming to shoot even with a toy gun is wrong.

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them from feeling hungry. to help them dive, or to help grind up their food, or to keep inside their stomachs. Scientists think they might do this Crocodiles and alligators eat stones, and the stones remain


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Buy Your Theater Tickets Online! As easy as One, Two, Three 1. Choose Your Seats From Home For You and Your Guests 2. Use Your Credit Card - Safely and Securely 3. Pick Up Your Tickets - At “Will Call” in the Ticket Office Contact the ID Department for your Access Code and More Information at or 954-435-6001 Then go to

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March 2014

By Gerri Tynan Moore

CAN I MOVE A PART OF MY BODY AND LOSE WEIGHT FROM THAT SPOT? The answer is NO! Everyday, several times a day, people come to me patting their bellies and ask me what machine takes care of that? Sorry to burst your bubble, but no machine takes care of that. And the that we're speaking of is fat. Doing exercises that

move a certain part of the body does not necessarily mean that you are taking off fat from that spot. Take crunches for example, when performing a crunch our skeletal muscle is working, not the fat that surrounds it. Muscle and fat are two separate things. And you cannot change fat into muscle or muscle into fat. The bottom line is we need to watch our diets and do aerobic types of activities such as, group exercise classes, treadmill, walking, & bicycling. Also remember, how and where we hold on to fat is genetically predetermined. We do not control where we will carry most of our weight. Certainly we can't control this by certain specific movements. To lose fat we need to take in less than we use. It has always been that way and will never change. It's a scientific fact. So make healthy choices when planning your meals. Watch the dairy and red meat, load up on the veggies and drink lots of water. ARE HEART RATE MONITORS ACCURATE?

CLASS OFFICE INFORMATION By Angela F. Korshoff Class Coordinator

NEW CLASSES!! I am pleased to announce that the following classes have been added to the schedule: Chinese Mah Jongg Wendy Demp Broadway Composer Series Marlene & Chet Solender “Your First Book” David Nickell Loom Knitting Gerry Smith For more information on these new classes or any other classes offered, please see the flyers in the staff office.

The best possible heart rate monitor on the market is your own body. You cannot rely on a monitor to detect how hard your body's working. Heart rate monitoring is a flawed science, so we need to go by perceived exertion. In other words, how do you feel while you are exercising? You should feel like it's somewhat difficult but you should not be gasping for breath. The "talk test" can measure how intensely you're exercising depending on whether you can talk in full sentences, short phrases, or if you can barely muster a few words. Just make sure that you are not too comfortable and not too uncomfortable! NOTICE OF A FEW CLASS TIME CHANGES Please be aware that all outdoor Aquacise classes begin at 11:30 and Arthritis Aquacise starts at 11:45 on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. New Life Fitness Class begins at 11:45 at Club Health on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. All other classes remain the same. See you in class!!!

Club Health is excited to announce that they will be offering

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

To book an appointment or for more information

You may contact me in the staff office if you have any further questions. 954-435-6001 Until next time... that’s it for me!

call 954-240-0118 I look forward to meeting you! Lic # MA 49625

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

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

Winter 2014 Weight Room Orientation 4:00 Monday - Thursday




Team Circuit Tammy

Group Exercise Gerri

Early Morning Stretch n Strengthen Tammy Studio 2

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Early Morning Stretch n Strengthen Tammy Studio 2

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Early Morning Stretch n Strengthen Tammy Studio 2

Body Shaping w/ weights Gerri

Body Shaping w/ weights Gerri

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Water Dance Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool


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

Arthritis Aquacise Gerri Clubhouse

Beginner Group Exercise Linda

New Life Fitness Gerri Deep Water Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool

Aqua-Relax Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool

New Life Fitness Gerri

Hydrafit Linda Outdoor Pool

Hydratoning Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool

Yoga Studio 1

Yoga Studio 1

Body Shaping w/ weights Tammy

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

Nice & Easy Gerri

Nice & Easy Tammy Beats for Feets Gerri

Beats for Feets Gerri



Stretch n Strengthen Gerri

Stretch n Strengthen Gerri New Life Fitness Gerri

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

Crunch Plus w/ Ball Tammy

2:30 3:00


Group Exercise Gerri

Deep Water Tammy Clubhouse Outdoor Pool



Latin Heat Tammy

11:15 11:30


Group Exercise Gerri

10:20 10:45


Trekking Gerri/Tammy

Trekking Gerri/Tammy


Trekking Gerri/Tammy


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

Cross Train (step, cardio, weights) Sabrina

Senior Yoga Stretch Sabrina


Take Trolley #6 from Clubhouse to Club Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MARCH 2014 Friday, March 7

Saturday, March 1 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: “The Bronx Wanderers” Sunday, March 2 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Jobs” Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney Rated PG-13, 128 Minutes 7:00 p.m. Jazz Monday, March 3 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. Cancer Support Group 1:00 p.m. Marquetry Club 1:00 p.m. Party Bridge 5:00 p.m. Stamp Club 6:00 p.m. Bingo Tuesday, March 4 9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 10:00 a.m. Craft & Social Club 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. Can We Talk Discussion Group 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Jobs” Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney PG-13, 128 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 8:00 p.m. Show: “Here’s To The Ladies” Starring Christine Andreas Wednesday, March 5 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 10:00 a.m. Nifty Over Fifty Red Hatters 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. Holocaust Survivors Group 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 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Instructions Not Included” (subtitled) Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza Rated PG-13, 122 Minutes Thursday, March 6 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 11:00 a.m. Pool & Billiard Club 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Show: “Rhythm Of The Dance”

9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Class Registration 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class Registration 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 1:00 p.m. Latin American Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Instructions Not Included” (subtitled) Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza Rated PG-13, 122 Minutes Saturday, March 8 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: Neil Berg’s “100 Years Of Broadway” Sunday, March 9 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Instructions Not Included” (subtitled) Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza Rated PG-13, 122 Minutes 7:00 p.m. Jazz Monday, March 10 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Israeli Folk Dancing Class Bocce Club Writing Club Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Class Canadian Club Young @ Heart Singing Group Marquetry Club Party Bridge Ballroom Dancing Class Chinese Mah Jongg Class Jewelry Class Stamp Club Bingo Tuesday, March 11

9:00 a.m. Japanese Bunka Class 9:30 p.m. Chinese Club 10:30 a.m. The Way Class 10:30 a.m. Beg. Spanish Class 12:45 p.m. Line Dancing Class 1:00 p.m. Beg. Sewing Class 1:00 p.m. 3-D Art Class 1:00 p.m. Hispanic American Society 1:00 p.m. The Brass Ring Club 1:00 p.m. Italian American Social Club 1:00 p.m. Can We Talk Discussion Group 2:00 p.m. Knitting & Crocheting Class 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Instructions Not Included” (subtitled) Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza Rated PG-13, 122 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club

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CLUBHOUSE MONTHLY SCHEDULE Wednesday, March 12 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 9:30 a.m. Hebrew Judaica Class 10:30 a.m. Pembroke Sailors Club 1:00 p.m. Sign Language Class 1:00 p.m. Square Club 1:00 p.m. N.A.R.F.E. Club 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 1:00 p.m. Hand & Foot Card Class 1:00 p.m. “Your First Book” Class 1:30 p.m. Self Defense For Seniors Class 1:30 p.m. Broadway Composer Series 2:30 p.m. Golf Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 8:00 p.m. Show: “Clint Holmes” Thursday, March 13 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 9:30 a.m. Beg. Piano Class 10:00 a.m. Salsa Dancing Class 10:00 a.m. Tai Chi & Balance Class 10:00 a.m. Loom Knitting Class 10:30 a.m. Clases De Ingles 10:30 a.m. Int. Piano Class 11:00 a.m. Body And Soul Class 1:00 p.m. Beg. Canasta Class 2:30 p.m. Beg. Mah Jongg 1:00 p.m. Trendy Tours Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Instructions Not Included” (subtitled) Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza Rated PG-13, 122 Minutes Friday, March 14 9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 1:00 p.m. Beg. Painting Class 1:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “The Company You Keep” Robert Redford, Nick Nolte Rated R, 125 Minutes Saturday, March 15 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 7:00 p.m. Show: “Unexpected Boys” 7:30 p.m. Free Dance Sunday, March 16 10:30 a.m. Half Century Club 2:00 p.m. Movie: “The Company You Keep” Robert Redford, Nick Nolte Rated R, 125 Minutes 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 7:00 p.m. Jazz 8:00 p.m. Show: “Voices In My Head” Starring Stephen Sorrentino Monday, March 17 9:30 a.m. Israeli Folk Dancing Class

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. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Class Writing Club Young @ Heart Singing Group St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration Marquetry Club Computer Club Party Bridge Ballroom Dancing Class Chinese Mah Jongg Class Jewelry Class Stamp Club Tuesday, March 18

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: “The Company You Keep” Robert Redford, Nick Nolte Rated R, 125 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club Wednesday, March 19 9:30 a.m. Camera Club 9:30 a.m. Hebrew Judaica Class 1:00 p.m. “Your First Book” Class 1:00 p.m. Sign Language Class 1:00 p.m. Spectator Sports Club 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 1:00 p.m. Hand And Foot Card Class 1:30 p.m. Self Defense For Seniors Class 1:30 p.m. Broadway Composer Series 2:00 p.m. The Cultural Art Club 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:00 p.m. Karaoke 8:00 p.m. Show: “Yesterday & Today – The Beatles 50th Anniversary” Thursday, March 20 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 9:30 a.m. Beg. Piano Class 10:00 a.m. Repertory Theatre Club 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Center For Independent Living Telephone Assistance 10:00 a.m. Salsa Class 10:00 a.m. Tai Chi & Balance Class 10:00 a.m. Loom Knitting Class 10:30 a.m. Clases De Ingles 10:30 a.m. Int. Piano Class 11:00 a.m. Body And Soul Class 1:00 p.m. Beg. Canasta Class 1:00 p.m. Vision And Hearing Support Group 1:00 p.m. Int. Mah Jongg Class 2:30 p.m. Beg. Mah Jongg Class 2:30 p.m. Int. Canasta Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “The Company You Keep” Robert Redford, Nick Nolte Rated R, 125 Minutes Friday, March 21 9:00 a.m. Bocce Club’s Game Day 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Homestead Exemption 10:00 a.m. Creative Clay Club

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CLUBHOUSE MONTHLY SCHEDULE 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 1:00 p.m. Beg. Painting Class 1:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “The Company You Keep” Robert Redford, Nick Nolte Rated R, 125 Minutes Saturday, March 22 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: “Guitars On Fire” Sunday, March 23 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Captain Phillips” Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi Rated PG-13, 134 Minutes 7:00 p.m. Jazz Monday, March 24 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Israeli Folk Dancing Class Writing Club Children’s Activities Beg. Sewing Class Counted Cross Stitch Class Young @ Heart Singing Group Marquetry Club Party Bridge Ballroom Dancing Class Chinese Mah Jongg Class Jewelry Making Class Stamp Club Bingo Tuesday, March 25

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: “Captain Phillips” Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi Rated PG-13, 134 Minutes 4:00 p.m. Yiddish Hebrew Sing Along 4:00 p.m. Interfaith Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club Wednesday, March 26 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Camera Club Hebrew Judaica Class Children’s Activities Sign Language Class Nostalgia Films Hand & Foot Card Class “Your First Book” Class Self Defense Class Broadway Composer Series Domino Club Karaoke

8:00 p.m. Show: C.V. Comedy Corner – “Wendy Liebman” Thursday, March 27 9:30 a.m. Beaded Needlepoint Class 9:30 a.m. Beg. Piano Class 10:00 a.m. Salsa Dancing Class 10:00 a.m. Tai Chi & Balance Class 10:00 a.m. Loom Knitting Class 10:30 a.m. Int. Piano Class 10:30 a.m. Clases De Ingles 11:00 a.m. Body And Soul Class 1:00 p.m. Beg. Canasta Class 1:00 p.m. Mediterranean Travel & Social Club 1:00 p.m. Int. Mah Jongg Class 2:30 p.m. Int. Canasta Class 2:30 p.m. Beg. Mah Jongg Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Captain Phillips” Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi Rated PG-13, 134 Minutes Friday, March 28 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Bocce Club’s Game Day Children’s Activities Creative Clay Club Book Review – “Digital Fortress” by Dan Brown 1:00 p.m. International Singers 1:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge Club 1:00 p.m. Beg. Painting Class 1:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Sewing Class 6:00 p.m. Domino Club 7:30 p.m. Free Dance 8:00 p.m. Movie: “Captain Phillips” Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi Rated PG-13, 134 Minutes Saturday, March 29

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: “New York Three Tenors And A Diva” Sunday, March 30 1:00 p.m. Poolside Dance 1:00 p.m. Nostalgia Films 2:00 p.m. Movie: “Captain Phillips” Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi Rated PG-13, 134 Minutes 7:00 p.m. Jazz Monday, March 31 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

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

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Sailors Club Spectator Sports Trendy Tour

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

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1/1, Formal Dining, Washer/Dryer, Remodeled 2/2 “Primrose”, Remodeled


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CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE FOR SALE: 2 BR/2 BA corner unit at Kingsley, golf course/canal, hurricane shutters. Please call Jose at 305-393-3795. #100 FOR SALE: Ivanhoe: Gorgeous lake front condo, 2 BR/2 BA, behind the 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. #101 FOR SALE: Corner unit with spectacular wide lake views. Tropical Paradise! Huge bedrooms, lots of upgrades! Spacious floor plan. 2 BR/2 BA, washer/dryer in unit. Owner ready. $130s. Call Joseph Glavin, Beachfront Realty, 954455-5000. #102 FOR SALE: Plymouth (newest section). Hard to find Nandina model. One of the largest units. Washer/dryer in unit. Huge walk in closet. Great condition. $73,000. Call Joseph Glavin, Beachfront Realty, 954-455-5000. #103 FOR SALE: Suffolk. Stylish & spacious Hibiscus model with washer/dryer. Spectacular lake views! Great price in $60s. Call Joseph Glavin, Beachfront Realty, Inc. 954-455-5000. #104 FOR SALE: Immaculate, washer/ dryer in unit, 2 bedroom condo with newer A/C, remodeled, freshly painted and tiled floors, 2nd floor. Owner motivated, Cambridge section. Call Joseph Glavin, Beachfront Realty, 954-455-5000. #105

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

FOR RENT: 2 BR/1½ BA, second floor walk-up. Freshly cleaned, new carpeting, dishwasher, central air conditioning. Includes appliance maintenance contract. Enjoy all amenities. $850 month. Must pass credit and background check. No pets. 954-805-9304. #203 FOR RENT: New Hampton E. Fantastic corner unit 2 BR/2 BA overlooking golf course and lake. Call 954-432-8766. $1100. #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: One table with extension, four chairs; one sofa bed; three chairs for bar. Please call 754273-1393. #301 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDED! I buy sealed/unexpired boxes. Call David, 954-399-6078, 800-976-0775. #302 FOR SALE: Lovely 48” diameter glass top rattan dining room set with 4 chairs. In very good condition. 954-437-6324. #303 WANTED: Astronomy teacher for astronomy club, class or star gazing. Please call Debbie, 954-6556772. We’ll discuss the ideas. Thanks! #304 FOR SALE: 2002 Pontiac 4 door, fair condition. Call 954-4375811. #305

SERVICES HOME CLEANING BY JANET. Honest, reliable, hard working. Call anytime after 5 p.m. Thank you. 954-430-8734, cell 954274-2509. #900

FOR RENT: New Hampton C. 1 BR/1½ BA, unfurnished, extra clean, $850 monthly, yearly lease. #201 Call 954-473-5224.

COMPANION OR CLEANING. Take good care of elderly, day or night. Have good references. Works in Century Village. Mamie, Cellular phone: 954-260-1756. #901

FOR RENT: Cambridge, Spectacular condo. 2 BR/2 BA, washer/ dryer, freshly painted, water & cable included, updated appliances, tile and carpet, enclosed balcony, nice golf and pool view. Ready to move. Welcome buyers and sellers. I love referrals. Call me for more info: Yamile Mejia, 305528-4181. Real Living FS Realty, Tambien Hablo Español. #202

HANDYMAN JOE: “No job too small!” Professional - Reasonable. Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Painting, Etc. Family in Century Village. Silverlakes Resident. 954435-5661, cell 954-993-2003. All your household needs since 1995. Specializing in Grab Bars for the Bath. Occ. Lic. #325-001250. Insured. #902

NEED A RIDE? Shopping, airports, seaports, doctors, any place, any time. Dennis 954-5170106, 860-202-5315. #903 HONEST DEPENDABLE CERTIFIED CPR. References available. Will assist you with everyday needs, doctor visit, shopping, meals, laundry, etc. Hourly, day or night. Please call 954-624-6340. Nathalie. #904 FACIALS, WAXING, EYE BROW ARCH WITH THREADING, Call Mona, 786-548-6803 for appointment. Licensed and certified aesthetician with 45 years of experience. I live and work in Century Village. #905 CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE 3 days per week, 3-5 hours per day. Willing to do companion work as well. No weekends. Natalie Bernstein, 954-593-5043 or 954-437-6542. #906 INCOME TAX SERVICE for residents at Century Village. We do it at your place, our office, online, by fax or by mail. Also accounting 30+ years of tax experience. Mario Campos, Tax Consultant, Century Village Resident. Tel. 954-2928778. Electronic filing, 7 days a week. #907

DEDICATED CAREGIVER:, 20 years experience will care for sick/elderly. Live out. Will take care of all personal needs. Call Karlene 954-559-5956. #911 1 STOP CLEANING SERVICE: Included all types of cleaning. 10% off for senior citizens and first time customers. After that regular price. We will beat all prices. Free estimate. Forget the rest, call THE best. 305799-6673. #912 CNA, 24 years experience. Care for sick or elderly. Live in or out or 12 hour shift. Know how to care for Alzheimers patients. Tender loving care. 954-534-3489. #913 EXPERIENCED NURSES AIDE will care for your loved one. Good listener, good communicator. Most of all very patient. You won’t be disappointed. Please call Jennieve at 954-274-6103. #914 NURSES AIDE. Looking for an aide? Look no further. Companion aide. For all your care needs: grocer, beauty parlor, etc. Day or night. Please call Bernissa Hanson, 954822-4326 or 954-474-4589. References available. #915


A1 NURSE’S AIDE: Honest, dependable, certified, CPR, experienced, references available. Will assist you with everyday needs, doctor’s visit, shopping, meals, laundry, etc. Live in, hourly or nights. Please call cell 954-6844381, home 954-443-4619. #908

VERY ATTRACTIVE LADY with eclectic interests, recent New York transplant to Century Village, looking to enhance life here for me and you, and add joy to each day. To connect call 954-639-7303 and if necessary leave message which will be returned. #1000

LICENSED NAIL TECHNICIAN. Pedicure & manicure $25.00. Enjoy services in the comfort of your own home. Call Cristina at 954-4833330 to book today. #909

LOOKING FOR FRIENDLY 5 & 10 POKER GAME Mondays, Wednesdays 5:30-8:30. Please call Tony, 954-450-2145. #1001

CERTIFIED HOME HEALTH AIDE for over 15 years. I am also living in the Village for over 10 years and been taking care of elderly people for over fifteen years. I am very caring, loving, reliable and honest. Reference is available from current employer. You can call me nine to five at 954-243-7693, Linda. #910

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IS THIS THE RIGHT TIME? Working in Century Village since 1985. 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

IF I CAN BE OF SERVICE TO YOU BUYING, SELLING OR RENTING A UNIT 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.

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 EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST Cooper City, FL 33330 CHECK FEES BEFORE YOU LIST OR RENT. 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. Seller motivated, JUST REDUCED. HAWTHORNE “H” (2 BR 2 BA) CORNER UNIT completely tiled, formal entry, breakfast nook, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, tiled balcony w/shed and roll-ups. Asking $138,125. PLYMOUTH “M” (2 BR 2 BA) Primrose model w/beautiful view of large lake. Entry foyer, breakfast nook, stove, LD S Omicrowave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer, central air/heat, walk-in closets, tiled balcony w/hurricane panels. Asking $96,300.00 SOLD

RENTALS GARFIELD (2 BD 2 BA) Immaculate unit, overlooking pool and garden, just painted, new laminate flooring, washED er/dryer in unit. Asking $1200.00 perR month. RENTED ENT CAMBRIDGE (2 BD 2 BA) Furnished, golf & water view, 4th floor, washer/dryer in unit. Asking $1200.00 per month. CAMBRIDGE (1 BR 1½ BA) Immaculate unit. New D flooring, new refrigerator, s/c stove, dishwasher, garbage disNTE RE posal, washer/dryer in unit $950.00 per month. RENTED IN 1 DAY! NOTARY NEED A REPUTABLE, RELIABLE TITLE COMPANY WITH NO HIDDEN COSTS? NO ONE HAS CLOSED MORE UNITS IN CENTURY VILLAGE!!! CHECK OUT OUR RATES. (Estimates upon request) • Page 99

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CAMBRIDGE Q-309 - This 2 BR/2 BA “Primrose” model with washer/dryer is top of the line. The whole condo shines like a diamond. The unit is in pristine condition - Glass hurricane sliders enclose the terrace overlooking the pool. The terrace is already hooked up and cable ready - Kitchen is in perfect condition with a white tile back splash. Newer appliances and a new water heater Gorgeous mirrors in the living and dining room - 2 walk-in closets - Eat-in kitchen - 6 ceiling fans. Shows like a model home. Listed for $97,000. PLYMOUTH L-414 - Corner “Magnolia” model - 2 BR/2 BA. This penthouse condo is the largest unit in the building - This is the newest section built and has hurricane impact windows. Windows all around makes for a bright and light unit - Glass sliders enclose the terrace overlooking the pool. Listed for $138,500. “RENTAL OF THE MONTH”

CAMBRIDGE V-402 - 1 BR/1½ BA “Hibiscus” modelFurnished - Condo has washer/dryer - Spacious unit renting for $900 monthly. I CAN HELP YOU SELL YOUR CONDO. I AM YOUR NEIGHBOR LIVING HERE IN CENTURY VILLAGE FOR 27 YEARS. I HAVE LOTS OF BUYERS FOR YOUR CONDO. PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL! L



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

Teresa Freeman ~ Lic. Real Estate Broker ~ Office: 954-674-1869

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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:

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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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