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Board of Directors of COOCVE Meets THIRD TUESDAY of the Month at 9:30 a.m. in the Party Room Official Monthly News/Magazine of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida

NOVEMBER 2011

80 PAGES

VOLUME 35, NUMBER 2

From the President

By STEVEN H. FINE, President/ COOCVE The name of the game is progress, progress, progress. The Village is moving forward at a rapid pace. Permits have been issued for our new irrigation system. A ground breaking ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7 in the lawn area across Century Blvd. from Swansea A. Many city officials have been invited to attend the event. Residents are encouraged to attend this monumental ceremony. This improvement to our infra-

structure will take a few years to complete but once completed the improvement will be visible. Progress! Another plus for the Village is our enhanced Gate Security System at all three gates. This upgrade should take a few more weeks to complete. Please note it is important to stop on exiting and wait for the bar to go up. Progress! More bus shelters are to be contributed by the Reporter. Progress! The Recreation Committee

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■ Irrigation groundbreaking ceremony set for Monday, November 7. p. 17

■ Friends say goodbye to Eva, Dan and Abby. p. 1

■ American Legion ■ Mediation for Ross Symphonic Band presGilson/Ventnor B versus ents free concert honorMM, COOCVE and Comcast ends at impasse. p. 1 ing our troops. p. 76 ■ Nominating Committee sets calendar for interviewing candidates. p. 14

■ Become a Friend of the Library for only $2 per year. p. 18

■ Master Management to host annual meeting. p. 14

■ Fish helps to lower your risk of Macular Degeneration by 40%. p. 44

■ Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parish will be in the Village to assist residents in applying for Homestead Exemption. p. 8

■ Good friends can and will enrich your life observes Betty Schwartz. p. 51

■ Café Zen closes doors. Owners of Golf Course expect replacement before season starts. p. 6 ■ Civic & Cultural Committee plan trip to see Christmas Pageant. p. 7

and COOCVE are working with Bay Management to help them with the transition of the transfer of management from Cen-Deer. As of January 1, 2012 they will assume responsibility for the operation of the Clubhouse and recreational facilities. Monthly payments which have been is-

sued to Cen-Deer Communities shall, beginning with the payments due January 1, 2012 be issued to Bay Management Corp. All ACH/Direct Debit payments for Cen-Deer will be automatically canceled 12/31/2011. If a resident is making payments through their bank the resident must notify the bank of this change. Progress! The news is not all positive. On October 18, representatives of the board of directors of COOCVE and CVEMM attended a mediation involving various lawsuits and claims brought against COOCVE and CVEMM and Ventnor B Condominium Association, Inc. and Ross Gilson, a unit

owner within CVE as well as a director of COOCVE and a board of director for Ventnor B Condominium Association. This was a “global” mediation with an attempt to resolve all pending lawsuits and claims involving claims brought in lawsuits of; Ventnor B v. COOCVE, CVEMM and Plastridge in Broward County Circuit Court regarding procurement of insurance and distribution of insurance premium rebates; Gilson v. COOCVE and CVEMM in Broward County Circuit Court having to do with accounting for distribution of rebates; Gilson v. COOCVE and CVEMM in Broward See PRESIDENTS pg 9

Goodbye to Eva, Dan and Abby Text and Photos By JULES KESSELMAN On Tuesday, October 18, the residents had the opportunity to say their thank you and show their appreciation to Eva Rachesky, Dan Cruz and Abby Kofler. They have worked tirelessly for many years for Cen-Deer, bringing our recreational system and Clubhouse to what it is today. On January 1, 2012, Bay Management will take over our recreational system, which includes the Clubhouse, all the pools and tennis courts except the Tilford Pool and Tennis court that is owned by Master Management. The Recreation Committee supplied refreshments for the event.

L/R Eva Rachesky, Recreation Committee Chair, Nancy Giordano and Vice Chair Rita Pickar    

■ Century Village East is a great place to live reports Rachel Greco. p. 32 ■ Motown sound brings fond memories of the 1960s. p. 71

■ Introduction to Pu■ COOCVE 2012 Budget rim: 3011 is this months. Feature of the Month by to be presented to BOD Aviva Ravel. p. 43 for approval at November meeting. p. 15

Residents saying their good-byes to Eva, Dan and Abby

Thank you Eva, Dan and Abby

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COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting, October 18, 2011 Charlie Parness, stated that Mr. Fine is not able to be here today as he is attending the global mediation. Mr. Parness, First Vice President called the COOCVE BOD meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence. The Sergeant-at-Arms confirmed that a quorum was present. Minutes A Director moved and it was seconded to waive the reading of the minutes from the September 20 BOD meeting. Since there were no changes or additions, the minutes were accepted by a show of hands. Sheriff’s Report The Sheriff stated that there were two crimes reported in the last month and they were isolated incidents. In the Westbury area, a resident hired movers from Craigs List and they stole about $4,500 from him and fled. In the Farnham area, residents moving out stole approximately $300 in prescription drugs from a neighbor -- this person was located and arrested. The Sheriff asked that residents report any mailbox break-ins to the police and security. A

47 year-old male was found loitering in the Village and arrested. He asked that residents report any suspicious individuals that are in the Village to BSO and to Security. The 11th Annual NE Focal Point Senior Center Health and Wellness Expo is being held on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Prescription Drug Take Back Program will also be at the Expo, this program is designed for residents to bring their unused, unwanted or expired medications for safe disposal -- come early and receive a $5 gift card. Open Government Public Safety Day is being held on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MOC/ Fire Station #102, 401 SW 4th Street across from Cracker Barrel Restaurant. The public is invited to attend this community event for an inside look at city operations and an opportunity to meet the elected officials and city employees who proudly serve the city. At 11 a.m. Mayor Peggy Noland will give the State of the City address. Are You Okay Program -The “Are You O.K.?” program uses a computerized dialing system to call enrollees every

morning. Once a participant answers the phone, an automated message instructs them to hang up. If the call is not answered, an alert is initiated. BSO has participated in the “Are You O.K.?” program for six years. Its available free of charge to elderly or incapacitated residents in Deerfield Beach. If interested in signing up, please call (954) 480-4300. Correspondence - Nothing to report President’s Report - Charlie Parness Mr. Parness stated that they are looking into providing bagels and coffee at COOCVE meetings but, they would be distributed after the meeting was adjourned. Treasurers Report – Bernice Schmier As of September 30, we incurred expenses of $62,257.66. We received income of $68,630.58 in annual dues through September. Total assets as of September 30 is $301,720.85. Nominating Committee Official nominating forms for the upcoming election for COOCVE, Recreation and MM can be picked up at the COOCVE office and must be returned by November 15 at 3 p.m. Please include your

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resume of 100 words or less. Insurance Committee - Bill Goddard Insurance Seminars were held yesterday, October 17 in Le Club and will also be held on October 18 and October 19. There are seven sessions (same info at each session) for each seminar each day. The first seminar is at 8:30 a.m. and the last one is at 5:30 p.m. The three topics are: Appraisals, Wind Mitigation reports and their relationship with Building Insurance.; the 70/30 rule and necessary Master insurance policies for CVE Associations and how to know you’re getting the best policies for your association & what to expect from your agent. It is important for every association Director to attend these seminars. If you were unable to attend but would like information please contact Emerson Poort at 877-201-3113. Recreation Committee Rita Pickar Rita Pickar reminded everyone that there will be a reception for the departing DRF employees, Eva, Dan and Abbey today, October 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Party Room -- light refreshments will be served. Old Business - None

Mr. Parness called on Fred Zucker to discuss his motion. Mr. Zucker was at the meeting earlier but was not present when he was called on. New Business - None Open Mic: Caryl Berner stated that COOCVE recently put forth $25,000 to defend the dog lawsuit and to support the golf course and asked why there was no support for the utility tax, which affects everyone in CVE. Mr. Parness stated that there is unofficial support by the officers of COOCVE and dozens of COOCVE members in this room. Mr. Parness stated that emails have been sent out as well as information posted in the Clubhouse and on channel 99. A Director stated to all the Directors of garden apartments -- if you are thinking about getting a lift for your building -- think twice about it because it is a very sensitive piece of equipment and the repair costs are very expensive. Motion to adjourn at 11:15 a.m. Respectfully Submitted, Steven Fine President

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Tuesday, November 8 Recreation Committee

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Gen Purpose Room A

Thursday , December 8 (Date Change) 9:30AM CVE Master Management Activity Center Board of Directors Room A

Wednesday, November 9 Council of Area Chairs

9:30 AM Activity Center Room B

Monday, December 12 COOCVE Executive Committee

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Thursday, November 10 CVE Master Management Board of Directors

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Tuesday, December 13 Recreation Committee

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Gen Purpose Room A

Monday, November 14 COOCVE Executive Committee

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Wednesday, December 14 Council of Area Chairs

9:30 AM Activity Center Room B

Tuesday, November 15 COOCVE Board of Directors

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Party Room

Tuesday, December 20 COOCVE Board of Directors

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Party Room

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The Second Friday Of Each Month. Copy For All November 2011 Meeting Minutes, Is Due By Our Deadline, The 3rd Wednesday of This Month.


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The Mayor’s Message By PEGGY NOLAND, Mayor/ City of Deerfield Beach Official publication of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc., 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach, Fl 33442 Phone: (954) 421-5566 Fax: (954) 421-9269 cvereporter@hotmail.com Editor-in-Chief STEVEN H. FINE

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the excitement of the holiday season is about to kick into full gear. While the holidays Assistant to the Editor are always a special time in Betty Schwartz Deerfield Beach, this year Editorial Staff will be particularly exciting Sy Blum Judy Olmstead Wendy Rosenzveig Betty Schwartz as we celebrate the compleActivities Editor tion of the Hillsboro BouleSandy Parness vard Streetscape and Cove Production Shopping Center ImproveSid Goldstein Christie Voss ments, as well as the launch Photo Journalists of the city’s very own Green Sid Birns Jules Kesselman Gloria Olmstead Fred Safran Market. Advertising Consultants If you’ve recently travSusan Dove Estelle Sabsels eled on Hillsboro Boulevard Office Staff Lori Benoit, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Carol Carr, Susan Dove, Claire east of Federal Highway, Eskind, Rhoda Jarmark, Estelle Kaufman, Sandy Parness, Toni Ponto, I’m certain you’ve noticed Betty Schwartz, Estelle Sabsels, the transformation. Over the past couple of months, Staff Cartoonist Prepress Technician Alan G. Rifkin Christie Voss final landscaping for the Alvin Sherman 1913-2000 Hillsboro Streetscape has Columnists and Regular Contributors been installed, and the road Shelly Baskin, Sid Birns, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Herb Charatz, Marion G. Cohen, Richard William Cooke, Harry L. Katz, Jules Kesselman, Dory Leresurfacing and striping viss, Harry Liner, Dr. Norma Locker, Pauline Mizrach, Deerfield Beach Mayor are nearly finished. The Peggy Noland, Gloria Olmstead, Judy Olmstead, Lori Parrish, Charles Parness, Dr. Sylvia Pellish, Phyllis Pistolis, Commissioner Marty Popelsky, Eva completion of this longRachesky, Wendy Rosenzveig, Bernice Ruga, Irving Ruga, Betty Schwartz, Helene Wayne, Carl Weitz, Lucille Weitz, Jerry Wolf, Robert Winston, Len awaited project has been Witham, Janice Zamsky. further enhanced by parkBusiness Manager ing lot improvements at the Steven H. Fine Cove Shopping Center. The Circulation Proofreaders Outside Pubs, Inc. Sy Blum Carol Carr, entrance to the iconic plaza Barbara Turner Sid Goldstein, Estelle Kaufman, is now marked by a Key Toni Ponto, Wendy Rosenzveig, Betty Schwartz West style entry feature to welcome shoppers. Brick The CENTURY VILLAGE EAST REPORTER is published monthly and distributed, without charge, to the residents of Century Village East, Deerfield paver pathways installed Beach, Florida. It is published for the edification of said residents, and contains reports of the monthly meetings of the corporations, Board of Directors throughout the CRA district and its Committees, as well as news, bus and theater schedules, and contributed articles of current interest to the residents. now flow into the plaza, and The Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. lush landscaping and seating a.k.a. COOCVE, a not-for-profit corporation, its officers, directors, editors, staff, any committee people are not responsible for typographical errors or areas invite visitors to stay. misrepresentations in any advertisements or article. They are not responsible and assume no liability for the content of, or any opinions expressed in, any contributed articles which represent the author’s own opinions and not necessarily the opinion of COOCVE. Acceptance of advertising for products or services in no way constitutes an official endorsement of the product.

Information to contributors: The Reporter reserves the right to edit, accept and refuse articles in the interest of brevity, clarity and the appropriateness of subject matter. Residents are advised to check with the person they are hiring to be sure they are licensed and insured. Due to space limitations, the CVE Reporter reserves the right to limit the length of all Minutes submitted. Strict priority will be given to Motions, Actions taken, and Information disseminated at the Meetings. Full copies of the Minutes can be obtained from the relevant Committees. -BOD CVE Reporter, Inc.

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In early December, there will be a dedication celebration for both of these projects. Also, this year for the first time, the city’s Annual Tree Lighting will be held at the Cove Shopping Center. This brings me to the next exciting development, the launch of a Green Market at the Cove Shopping Center. I have always felt that a Green Market would be an excellent complement to the many wonderful events that take place in our city. Last year, the city brought in a vendor to run a market at Sullivan Park, a good first effort, but we really felt that the market could be so much more. With this in mind, for this year’s Green Market, we have tapped the talents of the Deerfield Beach Cultural

Committee, the city board of volunteers that each January organizes the highly successful Festival of the Arts held on our beautiful beach. The Cultural Committee is dedicated to producing event-driven green markets that will feature and showcase a variety of goods and services, benefit the merchants of the Cove, and create unity in the city with their hometown feel. The market will be held on select Sundays beginning in early December, and will continue through midApril. Watch local newspapers and the city’s website for more details as they become available. Check the city’s website, www.Deerfield-Beach. com for more details on the projects and events I’ve highlighted this month. And while you’re there, be sure to sign up for E-Subscriptions to receive email news from the city. As always, if you have something on your mind, please feel free to contact me through the City Manager’s office at 954-480-4263, or via email at web.commission@ Deerfield-Beach.com. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

The Mail Bag

y far the most popular and widely read segment of our publication is the Letter-tothe Editor columns. We encourage letters that enable our readers to “sound off” on any subject. However, we will not print letters from the same person on the same subject in two consecutive issues. Also, letters must be from CVE residents, must be signed and, if possible, type-written double-spaced. Please include your phone number. When we receive letters about applicable contracts, please remember, the Reporter does not endorse any single company. Residents are free to make their own choices each year. Criterion for letters that will not be published: Letters in poor taste, demeaning and vastly untrue.

Charity Begins at Home To the Editor: What has happened to neighbors helping neighbors? Since the demise of the old We Care, equipment which should

have remained in the community has been thrown out or given to charity.  Charity begins at home.  I am writing to ask that the presidents of the buildings please try to keep some of

the equipment for future use by our residents.     BARBARA BROWN Berkshire B


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COOCVE Recreation Committee Meeting COOCVE Recreation Committee Meeting, October 11, 2011 In attendance: Shelly Baskin, Maureen Dougherty, Donna Dowling, Nancy Giordano, Don Kaplan, Danielle Lobono, Rita Pickar; and representing DRF: Dan Cruz and Eva Rachesky The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence at 9:30 a.m. on October 11. Minutes: Don made a motion to waive and accept the minutes from the September 13 meeting. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Correspondence: Kathleen Kay, Upminster C; Second Request - Thanks for your hard work, but please revise the poolside policy to include beverages in non-glass containers such as juice or water bottles at your earliest convenience. Nancy read the following notice regarding the Payment for Recreation/Cen-Deer that was recently printed in the Reporter: As previously announced, on January 1, 2012 Bay Management Corporation will assume responsibility for the operation of the Clubhouse and Recreational facilities at Century Village East, Deerfield Beach. Consequently monthly payments which have been issued to Cen-Deer communities shall, beginning with the payment due January 1, 2012, be issued to Bay Management Corporation. This means all ACH/Direct Debit payments for CenDeer will be automatically canceled December 31, 2011. If a resident is making payment through their bank the resident must notify the bank of this change. Residents will be provided with the 2012 coupons by Seacrest, via mail. These coupons will be printed on colored paper to distinguish them from the current 2011 Cen-Deer coupons. Payment envelopes will be provided. Included in the mailing from Seacrest will be the

forms necessary to set up automatic bank payments (ACH/Direct Debit) for those residents who currently use this method and those who may want to do so going forward. Beginning January 1, 2012, we will also be accepting credit cards for coupon payments and information regarding such procedures will be forthcoming. The Cen-Deer/Recreation Payment Drop Boxes in the Clubhouse will remain, but the signs will be changed in January to reflect the new company Bay Management Corporation. For anyone needing guidance regarding these changes, assistance and necessary forms will be available in the Cen-Deer/Recreation Office; come in or call 954-428-6892. Assistance will also be available from Seacrest -- contact information will be provided in the November issue of the CVE Reporter. Please note that this involves only the payment for Recreation/Cen-Deer Communities! Chairperson’s Report: Nancy stated that the Recreation Committee would like to keep everyone informed with the progress we are making with the change in management for 2012. We are currently meeting with Bay Management, vendors and contractors that do business within the recreational facilities. The Committee is going out for bids from new vendors and reviewing current contracts. The process for interviewing applicants for the Clubhouse Manager position has been completed and the field has been narrowed down to the final two -- a decision will be made in the next few days. The Committee looked for someone that possessed the knowledge and the needs of the recreational facilities and a person who possessed strong intra-personal skills. We are also interviewing and reviewing resumes for the Maintenance Manager position and hope to fill that job as soon as possible. Residents will see the same faces work-

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ing in the Clubhouse as they will be there to help with the transition. There is an ongoing audit, once complete, information will be provided. Ms. Giordano urged residents not to listen to rumors. If you have any questions regarding the transition, please fill out an observation concern sheet and someone from the Committee will get back to you. DRF Reports - Eva Rachesky and Dan Cruz Profit and loss: For September there was a loss of $2,044.26. Ms. Giordano stated that they are looking at incentives for next year such as buy two shows get third free or a raffle for a cruise at the end of the season. Tickets - Tickets go on sale at the window on October 17. Beginning on October 11, season tickets can be picked up at the office. Office Hours - Staff office hours are changing from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. This change is due to the exercise area opening early. New residents and guests are unaware of the new policy with large bags in the exercise areas. Because of this, we are offering residents and guests a one-time use of a lock for the day. They will need to present their ID card to receive a lock. When they return the lock, they will receive their ID card back. Elevators - Elevator buttons have been replaced from G 2 - M to 1 - 2 - 3 (first, second and third) Theatre - Mice have been sighted in the theater and critter control has been called. Please remember that hard candy is acceptable in the theatre but food is not allowed. Party Room - The recent issue with the sound system in the party room has been fixed -- the amplifier needed to be reset. Sauna - The woman’s sauna is currently working. It seems as though it is shutting down more on the weekends than during the week. We were told that there is an overabundance of water being placed on the elements and it is shorting out. Cardio room - Speakers have been replaced in the cardio room. Card room - A new air handler has been installed in Card Room B. Residents need to be reminded that there is no eating in any of the Card Rooms. Eva suggested putting cameras in these rooms so that they could be monitored. Indoor pool - We are currently replacing the old heating pump and delivery is expected on October 11. Dan

mentioned that the engineer has located a heat exchanger that will work in any pool. A meeting is scheduled on October 12 to review the specifications. This heat exchanger will work to keep the temperature at a constant 88-89 degrees which will be easier to keep the water warmer. Transition Update - Eva has put together a binder for all the job descriptions and is working on the evaluations. Eva also stated that there is a binder for the art which includes photographs, names, addresses and contact numbers. She mentioned that recently Mildred Ostrowitz, an art instructor who had many of her paintings on display at CVE passed away. Eva and the Committee sent their condolences to Mildred’s family as she was a lovely person and contributed a lot to CVE. Dan stated that they are in the process of putting together information for preventive maintenance/inventory and will have something by November. Nancy stated that this will include what contracts there are, what has been repaired and what needs to be replaced. Landscaping - Additional landscaping has been added to enhance the Clubhouse pool area. Between the cold spell and lack of shade the landscaping that was planted last year was destroyed. Coconut palms were recently added and will provide much needed shade. Pool heaters - In the process of testing the heating pumps at all the pools and by November 1 all the heaters will be turned on. Pool Furniture - Richmond, Westbury and Durham pool furniture received new strapping. They have all been re-strapped in beige with a different color strap at the top and bottom to differentiate the pool areas. Going forward, there will be a preventive maintenance plan in place for the chairs/lounges. Richmond Pool - The stress joint replacement has been completed. Westbury pool - The new hedge line and irrigation has been completed. Lyndhurst South - New irrigation system has been installed. Oakridge pool - The paver pathway has been repaired. Grantham pool - A bad valve has been bypassed and will be replaced next year after season. Hearing impaired system We currently have three bids on the infra-red hearing impaired system and have just received information on

the looping system. Nancy stated that the Committee was prepared to move forward with the infra-red system for the Clubhouse but has now agreed to wait on making a motion until they receive the bid on the looping system. Rita moved to wait one week to receive the bid on the looping system from Auraltronics. Don seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Clubhouse and Pool Janitorial Contract - We will be changing the current Clubhouse and pool janitorial contract. We have received three bids and are in the process of reviewing them. Grantham Pool - Don moved to re-strap the Grantham pool furniture for $42/lounge and $23.50/chair. Rita seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Berkshire Pool - Eva provided the Committee with three bids for work that is needed at the Berkshire Pool. Dan stated that the bids are for pavers, coping, outside perimeter and to bring the pool up to code with ladder runs and cross bars. An additional $8,000 would be needed to have the pool deck repaired and stained. The bids were received from Paver Connection, Santos and Real Brick Corporation. The Committee will review these bids and make a decision at the next meeting. Misting Fans - Nancy moved to go forward with a test area at the Markham pool and install misting fans. Don seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Cafe’ Zen - Eva announced that Cafe’ Zen has closed their doors. Nancy mentioned that she spoke to Rob at the golf course and he promised her that someone will be in there before the season starts. Pool Shoes - It is requested that all residents using pool shoes in the pool, rinse them off in the showers before entering the pool. Eva mentioned that Shauna, who runs our class office, will be videotaping the Recreation meetings going forward. She will be working on getting the meetings onto the website. Many of the Committee members stated that it is not Shauna’s job to videotape the meetings. The Committee feels that this is Nick’s job and is part of his job description to videotape the meetings once a month. Ms. Giordano stated that she will discuss this with Nick. Nancy mentioned that it is good that Shauna is cross trained and capable of performing this job in case of an emergency. See RECREATION, pg 9


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COOCVE Executive Committee Meeting COOCVE Executive Committee Meeting, October 10, 2011 The Executive Committee meeting of October 10 was called to order by COOCVE President Steven Fine at 9:30 a.m. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. Minutes Don Kaplan moved to waive the reading of the minutes from September 12, 2011. Jules Kesselman seconded. There were no changes to the minutes and they were approved by a show of hands. Presidents Report Mr. Fine mentioned that a recent advertiser in the Reporter failed to pay their bills for approximately three months. The business then reopened under the same owner and was denied when they wanted to advertise again until their bills were paid. Because of this, they decided to put flyers on doors in the Community, this is not allowed in CVE. This is a security issue because these flyers are left on doors of residents who are snowbirds and he stated he will be contacting the Company. Mr. Fine stated that Comcast is doing a good service by putting door hangers out letting residents know that they will be in CVE -- but it is still advertising and it is not allowed. Mr. Falco stated that there was a misprint in one of the marketing flyers stating that there will be an installation charge. Mr. Falco assured everyone that there will be no charges from Comcast for installation of equipment even if it is installed after December 1. The Parking Enforcement Committee has been working diligently this year in getting the word out that recreational vehicles cannot be parked in the Village. The Presidents of the buildings need to say something to the residents when they come into the Village -- they may only stay for twelve hours to unload their vehicle. Mr. Fine mentioned that we need to encourage our Building Presidents to take an active roll by helping to police the Village as seasonal residents are beginning to come down and need to be reminded. We will continue to work to get the Design Review Committee working in the right direction -- this will take time. Mr. Fine stated that during the last COOCVE BOD many Directors were leaving during the vote for the Bylaws motions. He stated that being a Director of a Building is a responsibility that must be taken seriously and your vote is important. Because of this, a role call vote had to be

taken which is very tedious and time consuming. Mr. Fine asked the Area Chairs to inform their Presidents that Directors should stay for the entire meeting. Committee Reports Master Management – Anthony Falco Mr. Falco reported that the irrigation plans are in the Planning Division at City Hall and are waiting for permits to be issued. The new security system at all the gates is near completion. There have been a few glitches such as residents running into the arms. Because of this, stop lights have been installed at all exit gates. The painting of Le Club and the Activity Center are almost complete. On October 5 the main gate landscaping, near the bank was started. Funding for this was from left over monies from the perimeter hedge project. As of October 7, 40 bus pads were installed -- there are still 40 remaining and should be completed within the month. The handicapped ramp near the COOCVE office has been completed and is now ADA compliant. On Sunday, October 16 at Le Club, there will be the Klaxxics Rock’N’Roll Revival Show and Comedian, Anna Collins. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 per person and can be purchased prior to show night at the MM office or at the Le Club box office. Mr. Fine asked if directions are given out to visitors with the new security system? Mr. Falco responded that the function is not up and running yet, but it is available. Ms. Pickar asked if the Area Chairs could be notified when MM rents out Le Club so that

they know what is going on in the area when there is an extraordinary amount of police presence. Mr. Falco stated that they will try to do that. Mr. Fine asked what will be done with revenues that are received from renting out Le Club? Mr. Falco replied that there is an expense to run the facility on a daily basis and the monies received will offset this. Recreation – Nancy Giordano We are currently in the process of interviewing for a Clubhouse Manager and are hoping to have this person on board quickly so that they can work with Eva before her departure. Recreation is also interviewing candidates to replace Dan Cruz, which is a part-time position -- 20 hours/week. Ms. Giordano announced that the recreation coupon will not be raised and will be the same for 2012. The Richmond, Durham and Westbury pool areas have all had their pool furniture re-strapped -- the Grantham pool area is next. All the furniture that has been re-strapped is the same color -- beige. Two straps at the top and bottom are a different color to identify each pool area. The heaters will be turned on at all the pools by October 15. On October 18, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. there will be an open house in the Party Room to say goodbye to Eva, Dan and Abbey -- light refreshments will be served. Mr. Fine complemented the Recreation Committee for a job well done. Mr. Rubino also thanked them for the great job they did at the Durham pool area. Civic and Cultural Committee - Nancy Giordano

On December 8 there will be a trip to see the Christmas Pageant being held at the First Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets are $45 which includes transportation and driver tip. The buses will be leaving from the old bus depot at 6:30 p.m. Because there are still many buildings that are having issues with foreclosures, we are working on conducting a seminar on this topic -- more information will be forthcoming. A Director asked if the flea market will be held again. Ms. Giordano replied that because the irrigation equipment is being held in the old bus depot area we will need to determine if there will be enough room for set up. Nominating Committee – Joe Sachs Stated that the Committee was officially nominated by the Board of Directors last month. We are the only authority to do the elections in this Village. The MM Bylaws (5.1) states that it is the responsibility of COOCVE to run the election. Mr. Fine stated that the Nominating Committee does not get to interview the MM candidates. They are interviewed by the COOCVE Executive Committee. Mr. Sachs mentioned that on the notice of intent, it states that the MM application will be processed by the COOCVE Executive Committee. Mr. Sachs stated that all candidates will receive a copy of the Bylaws either for COOCVE or MM to read prior to the interview. Mr. Rubino agreed with Mr. Sachs, the only issue is that MM candidates can be nominated from the floor. Because of that, how do those candidates get a copy of the Bylaws and get interviewed by the Executive Committee because the nomination takes place that day? Mr. Falco stated that MM created a simple application and on the bottom of it states that all MM documents are available online and where to get them (www.

cvedb.com). Mr. Sachs stated he would add that to their form. Mr. Parness stated that all candidates should be interviewed by the Election Committee including MM. Mr. Parness stated that this would need to be done by a bylaw change by MM. Mr. Fine reminded everyone that the Nominating Committee will keep its name for this year. Starting in 2012 it will then be called the Election Committee. Area Chairs Ashby: Joe Sachs; Nothing to report Berkshire: Naomi Redisch; Nothing to report Cambridge: Jim McLear; Nothing to report Durham: Joe Rubino; At the last COOCVE BOD meeting a request was made to have the video of the meeting put on www.cvedb.com. Mr. Fine stated that it is on the website. The documents that are on www.cvedb.com are the original Bylaws -- there are no amendments included in the documents. Mr. Fine replied that the ByLaws Committee will work on revising that. In the meantime, you can always pick up a copy in the COOCVE office. Ellesmere: Marjorie Campbell; Nothing to report Farnham: Norman Kaplan; Nothing to report Grantham: Fran Stricoff; Nothing to report Harwood: Joe Rudnick; Not present Islewood: Rhoda Jarmark; Not present Keswick: Philip Norris; There was a “no parking” sign on the Keswick side of the old bus depot that disappeared can someone look into it? Lyndhurst: Don Kaplan; Nothing to report Markham: Judy Olmstead; Nothing to report Newport: Rita Pickar; Nothing to report Oakridge: Jules Kesselman; Mentioned that the problem with residents not breaking down cartons and dumping See EXECUTIVE, pg 9


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Council of Area Chairs Council of Area Chairs Meeting, October 12, 2011 The Area Chair Meeting for October 12 was called to order by Don Kaplan at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Kaplan led the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Roll call was taken and a quorum was present. Mr. Kaplan thanked Rita Pickar for taking over as Vice Chair for Joe Sachs during the summer months. He welcomed the new Vice Chair of Islewood, Elaine Solomon. Joe Rubino moved to waive the reading of the September 14 meeting minutes. Charlie Parness seconded. Since there were no corrections or additions, the minutes were approved unanimously by a show of hands. Don Kaplan introduced representatives from the Urban Planning and Redevelopment Department with Broward County. The benefits of green construction were discussed and the impact it has on the U.S. Some benefits of green construction are: energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction. Green technology can increase energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. If every American home replaced just one light with a light that has earned the Energy Star, we would save enough energy to: light three million homes for a year, save about $600 million in annual energy costs and prevent nine billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year -- equivalent to those from about 800,000 cars. Water conservation is a huge issue in South Florida. Installing resource efficient

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appliances can greatly reduce water consumption. The average household spends $500 per year on the water and sewer bill. If every household in the U.S. installed water efficient appliances it would save over three trillion gallons of water and over 18 billion dollars. Some green tips that can save you money are: turn off lights and fans when not occupying a room; set A/C at 78 degrees; use cold water for clothes washing; use dishwasher when completely full; avoid unnecessary travel; consolidate errands and trips; if your destination is less than a mile, walk; use mass transit and carpooling; use environmentally friendly soaps and detergents and replace light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs. Chairman’s Report - Don Kaplan Mr. Kaplan asked the Area Chairs to keep John Chirazzi in their prayers. Mr. Kaplan announced that Zen Cafe has closed and that the Recreation Committee will discuss it further. Areas: Ashby - Nothing to report Berkshire - Nothing to report Cambridge - Not present Durham - Joe Rubino thanked the Recreation Committee for turning the heat up on the pools. Farnham - Norm Kaplan mentioned that there are only eight residents in his building in the summer season; he collected 16 Comcast door hangers which presents a security issue. Mr. Falco stated that he will call Comcast and have them stop distributing the door hangers. He mentioned that CVE is looking great -and thanked both East Coast and Seacrest for their efforts. He recently had an issue with an apartment in the Farnham area and thanked East Coast for their immediate action. Grantham - nothing to report Harwood - Joe Rudnick asked if the asphalt could be repaired in front of the bus stop at Harwood G? Mr. Kaplan stated that he should contact Seacrest and they will take care of it. Islewood - Nothing to report Keswick - Nothing to report Lyndhurst - Nothing to report Markham - Judy Olmstead stated that if a treasurer of an area or association is sick or out of town and not receiving the bank statements, please be sure that someone is designated to review them. There was an occurrence where someone

had their phone bill paid out of an association’s account. Because the statements were not reviewed monthly, the bank stated that it was too many months ago and nothing can be done. Make sure that you open your statements and review them on a monthly basis to make sure there are no unauthorized payments being made. Newport - Rita Pickar thanked MM for their assistance with the dumpster issue in the Newport area. Oakridge - Jules Kesselman mentioned that he will have a city representative come to the next Area Chair meeting to discuss the recycling program. Prescott - Nothing to report Richmond - Cee Baskin thanked MM for installing the new bench pads at the bus stops. Swansea - Nothing to report Tilford - Nothing to report Upminster - Not present Ventnor - Charlie Parness stated that there were recent break-ins to the outgoing mail chutes in the Ventnor area. Checks were stolen and cashed in the Ventnor area. He also stated that there will be an amended petition drive beginning on October 13 on the utility tax. He reminded Area Chairs to have at least three meetings per year with unit owners. Mr. Kaplan asked Mr. Parness to send a note to the Area Chairs reminding them to hold three meetings/year. Westbury - Nothing to report Recreation - Nancy Giordano Ms. Giordano stated that they have completed the process of interviewing applicants for the Clubhouse Manager position and the field has been narrowed down to two candidates. A decision will be made in the next few days. The Committee looked for someone that possessed the knowledge of the needs of the recreational facilities and a person who possessed strong intra-personal skills. We expect a new Clubhouse Manager to be on board by October 15. The Recreation Committee audit is on-going and should be completed shortly. Bids are being obtained to install a solar system near the indoor pool and a tremendous amount of money has already been saved by installing LED lights in the Clubhouse. Ms. Giordano announced that on the first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Lori Parrish will be at CVE to assist residents in applying for Homestead

Exemption. An explanation of the Recreation payment coupon for 2012 has been printed on page 49 of the Reporter, please contact the Staff Office with any questions. On October 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, UNIMED will be holding their Fifth Annual Carnival and Health Fair. Season tickets are available at the box office for pick-up and theatre tickets go on sale on October 17 at the box office. Ms. Giordano stated that the sound system in the Clubhouse Party Room has been fixed. First time users of exercise/weight room, who are not aware of the no bag policy, can now receive a temporary lock to use for the day. Pool heaters are being worked on this week and are being turned on in all the satellite pools. The Richmond, Westbury and Durham pool furniture has been re-strapped and a motion was made at the Recreation meeting to re-strap the Grantham pool furniture. The Committee is waiting to receive the final bid for the hearing impaired system in the theatre and they expect to have the system in place before the season starts. They are currently reviewing new contracts for janitorial services for the Clubhouse and the satellite pool areas. They will also be moving forward on the deck repair at the Berkshire pool and have designated the Markham pool as the test area for misting fans to keep residents cool in the summer months. A representative is being invited to speak at an upcoming Area Chair meeting to discuss the possibility of making the entire Village WiFi -- currently the Clubhouse has WiFi capability. Ms. Giordano stated that Cafe Zen has closed and the golf course owner promised CVE that a restaurant will be up and running before the season starts. Ms. Giordano also announced that there will be no increase for the recreation coupon for 2012. Rita Pickar reminded everyone that there will be a reception for the departing DRF employees, Eva, Dan and Abbey on October 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Party Room -- light refreshments will be served. Master Management - Anthony Falco Mr. Falco reported that the irrigation plans are in the Planning Division at City Hall and are waiting for permits to be issued. The new security system at all the gates is near completion -- please be careful and go slow when entering and exiting the Village as

some residents have run into the arms. The painting of Le Club and the Activity Center are almost complete and on October 5 the main gate landscaping was started. Funding for this landscaping was from left over monies from the perimeter hedge project. As of October 7, 40 bus pads were installed -- there are still 40 remaining and should be completed within the month and the benches will be installed on next years’ budget. The handicapped ramp near the COOCVE office has been completed and is now ADA compliant. On Sunday, October 16 at Le Club, there will be the Klaxxics Rock’N’Roll Revival Show and Comedian, Anna Collins. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 per person and can be purchased prior to show night at the MM office or at the Le Club box office. The Comcast scheduling has been printed in the Reporter. Mr. Falco stated that he will contact Comcast and ask them to stop putting door hangers out. Mr. Falco also mentioned that there was a misprint in one of the marketing flyers stating that there will be an installation charge. He assured everyone that there will be no charges from Comcast for installation of equipment even if it is installed after December 1. He stated that if anyone has an issue with their bill, they can bring it to the MM office and they will have a Comcast representative look into it. MM recently met with the Department of Sanitation and they stated some of the garage doors on the high rises were not opening properly or were broken. The department will be sending out notices to these high rises explaining that they will need to be repaired or their garbage will not be picked up. Judy Olmstead asked if the East gate could be opened one hour earlier? Mr. Falco stated as of November it will be opened by the Rover at 6 a.m. Caryl Berner asked if MM can look at making the Activity Center and the MM building solar? Mr. Falco stated that the budget is not completed yet and we are doing everything possible not to increase the coupon. He stated that going green is important and MM will look into it. Mr. Rudnick asked how they are going to split the 5/6 bus? Mr. Glickman stated that last year it was decided not to split the 5/6 bus. He stated that there was a savings of $4,000/week by not having an additional bus. Mr. Rudnick asked where the See COUNCIL, pg 11A


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Eva stated that although the contract is until December 31, her last day at CVE will be October 28. Eva thanked the Committee and the residents for the past seven years and stated she will cherish all the memories that were made. Nancy stated that it was definitely a team effort as it was a pleasure working with Eva and we wish her all the best. Nancy reminded everyone that on October 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a

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County Circuit Court involving Gilson’s request for records; VENTNOR B v. TeleMedia, Comcast and CVEMM regarding the installation of cable and alleged ensuing damages to draft walls; and Gilson v. CVEMM seeking an injunction. In addition to the representatives of COOCVE’s and CVEMM’s boards of directors, a representative for the insurance companies was

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reception for Eva, Dan and Abbey in the Party room -- light refreshments will be served. Old Business Uniform Shirts - Danielle stated that it would be a good idea for the entire recreation staff to have uniform shirts. Dan stated that we will look into getting name tags and uniform shirts for the maintenance workers. Clubhouse Bench - Eva mentioned a Canadian club has come forward with a $2,000 donation to purchase a

bench. A photo of a decorative bench was presented to the Canadian Club and we are waiting for their response. A plaque will be installed on the bench acknowledging the donor. New Business Don asked Eva and Dan to look at the cost of installing cameras at the pool areas. Dan stated that he will gather the information and present it to the Board. Shelly asked about having a Super Bowl party in the Clubhouse. Nancy replied

that the Superbowl is on February 5 and we will have it on the agenda and look into it for next year. Danielle stated that it is Cancer Aawareness Month and urged all the women out there to get their mammograms. She also mentioned that the Utility Tax petitions are still going around so please be sure and sign them. Announcements: Area Chair meeting - October 12, 2011 COOCVE meeting - October 18, 2011

Master Management Meeting - October 20, 2011 Christmas Pageant - December 8, 2011 -- The pageant is being presented at the First Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale. Seats are in the mezzanine and are $45 which includes transportation. Flyers are available in the staff office -- leaving from the old bus depot at 6:30 p.m. A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 10:50 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Giordano

also present. After a fairly long and intense process that lasted all day, the parties were unable to reach a mediated agreement and the mediator, thus, entered an impasse of the proceedings. Although each of these lawsuits will now proceed forward based on their own individual merits, COOCVE and CVEMM will continue to represent the interest of all owners and members within the Village and keep

you advised accordingly… “No progress!” Elections for Master Management, COOCVE and Recreation are rapidly approaching. For those who think they can make a contribution to the Village, you need to turn in your application no later then November 15. Elections for Master Management and Recreation will be held on December 20. COOCVE officers will be elected at the BOD meeting

January 17. Another meeting of note is the Master Management Annual Meeting on December 6 in the Party Room of the Clubhouse. It’s a great opportunity for residents to be heard by the Master Management Board of Directors. The City will be changing the treatment in our water system which will provide additional protection against bacteria. This will take about four weeks to make the

change. The dates are from Wednesday, October 26, 2011 through Tuesday, November 22, 2011. You may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water during this period. According to the Deerfield Beach Environmental Services, these temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Remember – drive carefully and please do not feed the ducks.

to the utility tax, the recent petitions required residents to sign and print their name and addresses -- it did not state they needed to put their district. Because of this, most residents left it blank and it was filled in by a Committee, no one from CVE was involved, and they used the wrong maps which resulted in approximately 1,000 names being lost. The City stated that we could amend the petitions -- which means new petitions must be submitted and completed in 15 days. Westbury: Carmen Colon; Not present Old Business: None New Business: None Open Mic: Reva Behr: Last week there were two residents who asked to fill out an application. Ms. Behr asked Mr. Parness if he had prepared any of these applications. He then provided Ms. Behr with a handwritten application because he couldn’t get Mr. Sachs’ copy. On the application it stated that all applications must be in by November 15, which is four weeks away. Many residents will not arrive here until December. He then brought in the second printed application, MM had very little space. Ms. Behr asked why MM could not have their own application, three different colors; Recreation, COOCVE and MM. It doesn’t state anywhere in the Bylaws that the Election and Nominating Committee must prepare the application. We wanted

to prepare a professional application, which is what the residents of this Village deserve. Maria Gross - Is there anything that can be done about people going through stop signs on West Drive? Mr. Falco stated that we cannot

fine residents for not obeying stop signs. When the irrigation starts, we will be looking into the speed-humps again. Mr. Rubino asked if the order of business could be changed at the COOVE meeting when it is outlined specifically in the COOCVE

Bylaws? Mr. Fine stated yes, the President can change the order. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 a.m. Respectfully submitted by, Steven Fine President

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items into the wrong bins is getting worse. Mr. Fine suggested he write an article to be published in the Reporter. Mr. Falco stated that the problem is in the garden areas where the smaller containers overflow and contractors see it as an easy place to dump items. We recently ordered a larger container -- which will be delivered this week, hoping that this alleviates the issue. Prescott: Robert Gravatt; Nothing to report Richmond: Cecile Baskin; Thanked the Recreation Committee for the beautiful job they did on the Richmond pool. Swansea: Bill Epstein; Nothing to report Tilford: Basil Hales; Not present Upminster: Ann Rifkin; Not present Ventnor: Charles Parness; Mr. Parness reminded residents, at a recent Ventnor area meeting, that there are four openings for the Recreation Committee -- two year terms and five openings for MM. He stated at that meeting, a resolution was passed urging MM to increase their efforts to have Comcast deliver a French language station in the Village. Mr. Falco stated that there is a French channel from France, which is not acceptable to the French Canadians in the Village. Comcast stated that they did not have a large enough customer base for a French language station. In regards

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Low Vision Book & Support Group The JBI Library and the Talking Book Library can provide you with free books, magazines and cultural materials that you can read with ease. Our mission is to serve people of all ages and backgrounds by making available books in audio format. Come join the Century Village Talking Book discussion group. They meet the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Music Room B. All low-vision participants will receive the same audio book they can enjoy prior to our meeting. For additional information, please call 954-689-0207 or 954-360-9074.

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bus stops are in the Harwood area? Mr. Glickman suggested he speak with Mr. Al Smith in the MM office. Mr. Chizeck mentioned to the Area Chairs that any Director or Officer who is more than 90 days delinquent cannot serve on any Board. If Master Management has someone delinquent, they do not publicize it; they go to them directly and make them aware of the situation. Mr. Kaplan asked if there is a way to let the building Presidents know of those residents who are delinquent for their building. Mr. Glickman stated that section 7.18 states that residents cannot be an officer for the building that they are delinquent with. Mr. Goddard suggested that we consolidate the collection efforts for Recreation, MM and

Seacrest. Mr. Glickman stated that it would be very difficult as they are three separate legal entities and most residents would pay their association dues before paying anything else. Mr. Kaplan stated that this would be tabled and discussed at a future date. Mr. Sachs reminded everyone that the Nominating Committee is the only body that can hold the election and prepare the notice of intent form. However, if some other areas would like to have their own form, they can, but they need to fill out the form from the Nominating Committee as well, since that is the official form. COOCVE - Steven Fine Mr. Fine stated that at the last COOCVE meeting, Mr. Murphy provided the Directors with a legal update on the many lawsuits that we currently have. He stated that he will be at a pre-deposition

conference on October 12 and on October 14, providing a deposition to Garrity and Weiss. On Tuesday, October 18 there is a global mediation set for all the lawsuits that we are currently involved with. Seacrest - Nothing to report

East Coast - Nothing to report Old Business - None New Business - None A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 11 a.m. Submitted by, Don Kaplan

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS OF CENTURY VILLAGE EAST, DEERFIELD BEACH As previously announced, on January 1, 2012, BAY MANAGEMENT CORP. will assume responsibility for the operation of the Clubhouse and recreational facilities at Century Village East, Deerfield Beach. Consequently, monthly payments which have been issued to Cen-Deer Communities shall, beginning with the payment due January 1, 2012, be issued to BAY MANAGEMENT CORP. This means all ACH/Direct Debit payments for Cen-Deer will be automatically canceled December 31, 2011. If a resident is making payments through their bank the resident must notify the bank of this change. Residents will be provided with the 2012 coupons by SEACREST, via mail on, or about, the last week of November. These coupons will be printed on colored paper to distinguish them from the current 2011 Cen-Deer coupons. Payment envelopes will be provided. Also included in the mailing from SEACREST will be: 1. the forms necessary to set up automatic bank payments (ACH/Direct Debit) for those residents who currently use this method and those who may want to do so going forward 2. directions for those who may want to avail themselves of the credit card payment option which will be offered beginning January 1, 2012 3. the name and phone number of a person at SEACREST assigned to assist residents with the process The Cen-Deer/Recreation Payment Drop Boxes at the Clubhouse will remain, but the signs will be changed in January to reflect the new company BAY MANAGEMENT CORP. For anyone needing guidance regarding these changes, assistance and necessary forms will be available in the Cen-Deer/Recreation Office; come in or call 954428-6892.

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Comcast Digital Channel Lineup Channel Lineup – DTA

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277 or 41 COMCAST SPORTS SOUTHEAST 298 FREE MOVIES ON DEMAND** 534 MOVIES ON DEMAND** 668 MUN2 886 ENTERTAINMENT ON DEMAND** 887 SHOPPING ON DEMAND** 888 or 893 SEARCHLIGHT ON DEMAND** 889 AUTOMOTIVE ON DEMAND** 892 JOBS BY MONSTER** 999 COMCAST HELP VIDEOS** 960 COMCAST CENTRAL HOME** 961 COMCAST CENTRAL NEWS** 962 COMCAST CENTRAL KIDS** 380 THE WEATHER CHANNEL HD 381 CARTOON NETWORK HD 382 NICKELODEON HD 383 ABC FAMILY HD 384 DISNEY CHANNEL HD 395 TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES HD 397 CNN HEADLINE NEWS HD 398 TRUTV HD 399 MSNBC HD 401 FSN FLORIDA HD 402 SUN SPORTS HD 403 ESPN HD 404 ESPN2 HD 405 GOLF CHANNEL HD 407 TNT HD 409 UNIVERSAL HD 410 A&E HD 411 PALLADIA 412 HD THEATER 414 FOOD NETWORK HD 415 HGTV HD 420 USA HD 421 TBS HD 422 HISTORY HD 423 CNN HD 424 DISCOVERY CHANNEL HD 425 TLC HD 426 ANIMAL PLANET HD 427 SYFY HD 428 FOX NEWS CHANNEL HD 429 AMC HD 430 BRAVO HD 431 WPLG-10 HD (ABC) 432 WTVJ-6 HD (NBC) 433 WFOR-4 HD (CBS) 434 WSVN-7 HD (FOX) 435 WSFL-39 HD (CW NETWORK) 436 WBFS-33 HD (MY NETWORK TV) 437 WPXM-35 HD (ION) 438 WPBT-2 HD (PBS MIAMI) 439 WGN HD 440 WSBS-22 HD (MEGA) 441 WSCV-51 HD (TELEMUNDO) 442 WLTV-23 HD (UNIVISION) 443 WAMI-69 HD (TELEFUTURA) 448 VERSUS HD 450 SPEED HD 451 FX HD 452 SPIKE HD 453 COMEDY CENTRAL HD 457 E! HD 458 TRAVEL CHANNEL HD 459 LIFETIME HD 461 STYLE HD 462 G4 HD 463 TV ONE HD 464 BIO: THE BIOGRAPHY465 LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK HD 468 HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL HD 470 CNBC HD 471 QVC HD 473 MTV HD 474 VH-1 HD 475 BET HD 476 CMT HD 302 HBO 303 HBO2 304 HBO SIGNATURE 305 HBO FAMILY 306 HBO COMEDY 307 HBO (W) 311 HBO ZONE 312 HBO LATINO 480 HBO2 HD 481 HBO SIGNATURE HD 482 HBO FAMILY HD 483 HBO COMEDY HD 484 HBO ZONE HD 485 HBO LATINO HD

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 78 104 177 201 202 209 216 217 220 224 578 580

WPBT-2 (PBS MIAMI) WBFS-33 (MY NETWORK TV) WFOR-4 (CBS) QVC WTVJ-6 (NBC) WSVN-7 (FOX) WGEN-8 GENTV WLTV-23 (UNIVISION) WPLG-10 (ABC) WSFL-39 (CW NETWORK) COMCAST COMMUNITY CHANNEL WSCV-51 (TELEMUNDO) C-SPAN WJAN-41 AMERICA TEVE WPXM-35 (ION) WLRN-17 (PBS MIAMI) WBEC-63 (BECON) WXEL-42 (PBS WEST PALM BEACH) WHFT-45 (TBN) WSBS-22 (MEGA) WAMI-69 (TELEFUTURA) HSN WGN GOVERNMENT ACCESS C-SPAN 2 TV GUIDE NETWORK WPBT-V-ME WPBT-CREATE WPLG-LATV WTVJ-NBC PLUS WTVJ-UNIVERSAL SPORTS WSVN-ESTRELLA TV WSFL-AZTECA AMERICA HOMETOWN TV LOCAL ORIGINATION

DIGITAL STARTER 27 THE WEATHER CHANNEL 28 CNN 29 CNN HEADLINE NEWS 30 MSNBC 31 CNBC 32 FOX NEWS CHANNEL 34 ESPN 35 ESPN2 36 GOLF CHANNEL 37 VERSUS 38 SUN SPORTS 39 FSN FLORIDA 40 SPEED 42 TNT 43 TBS 44 FX 45 USA 47 AMC 48 TV LAND 50 NICKELODEON 51 DISNEY CHANNEL 53 ABC FAMILY 54 ANIMAL PLANET 55 DISCOVERY CHANNEL 56 TLC 57 TRAVEL CHANNEL 58 E! 60 FOOD NETWORK 61 HGTV 62 LIFETIME 63 SPIKE 64 A&E 66 BRAVO 67 COMEDY CENTRAL 68 SYFY 69 MTV 70 GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY 71 VH-1 72 BET 75 CMT 105 C-SPAN 3 115 BIO: THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL 116 HISTORY CHANNEL INTERNATIONAL 118 or 59 STYLE 119 LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK 124 or 52 CARTOON NETWORK 126 or 65 HISTORY† 128 PBS KIDS SPROUT 137 HALLMARK CHANNEL 162 G4 239 JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION 251 BLOOMBERG TELEVISION 252 or 33 TRUTV 256 HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL 277 or 41 COMCAST SPORTS SOUTHEAST 668 MUN2


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Comcast Digital Box Pick-up Schedule (Deployment Schedule) November 2011 Notes:

1

Islewood 151 Units 10am - 4pm

2

Durham 708 Units 10am - 4pm

3

Durham 708 Units 10am - 4pm

3 Day Event Party Room Club House (Central)

6

Daylight Savings Ends

7

Newport 796 Units 10am - 4pm

8

Newport 796 Units 10am - 4pm

4 Day Event

4 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Durham 708 Units 10am - 4pm

Party Room Club House (Central)

10 Newport 796 Units

Newport 796 Units 10am - 4pm 4 Day Event

10am - 4pm 4 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

5

Clean Up Day 10am - 2pm

3 Day Event

3 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

9

4

Party Room Club House (Central)

11 Upminster 352 Units

Party Room Club House (Central)

12 Clean Up Day 10am - 2pm

10am - 4pm Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Veterans Day

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24 Thanksgiving

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December 2011 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Notes:

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5

Clean Up Week Post Cut Deployment 10am - 2pm

6

Clean Up Week Post Cut Deployment 10am - 2pm

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Clean Up Week Post Cut Deployment 10am - 2pm

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Clean Up Week Post Cut Deployment 10am - 2pm

Friday

Saturday

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Clean Up Week Deployment 10am - 2pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE ATTENTION CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH WATER CUSTOMERS TO MAINTAIN THE WATER QUALITY IN THE CITY’S WATER SYSTEM, THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL TEMPORARILY MODIFY THE DISINFECTION PROCESS USED BY THE WATER TREATMENT FACILITY. THE CITY WILL BE USING A SOMEWHAT STRONGER DISINFECTION PROCESS TO PRODUCE A FREE CHLORINE RESIDUAL INSTEAD OF A CHLORAMINE RESIDUAL FOR A FOUR WEEK PERIOD BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 AND ENDING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011. THE CHANGE IN THE TREATMENT WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROTECTION AGAINST BACTERIA AND IS BEING DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY’S DISTRIBUTION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM. CUSTOMERS SERVED BY THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES MAY NOTICE A SLIGHT CHLORINE TASTE OR ODOR IN THE TAP WATER DURING THIS PERIOD. THESE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS WILL NOT CAUSE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS. USERS OF HOME KIDNEY DIALYSIS MACHINES, OWNERS OF TROPICAL FISH AQUARIUMS AND MANAGERS OF STORES

AND RESTAURANTS WITH FISH AND SHELLFISH HOLDING TANKS ARE ADVISED THAT THE METHODS FOR TESTING AND REMOVING FREE CHLORINE RESIDUALS DIFFER FROM THOSE USED FOR CHLORAMINE RESIDUALS. BOTH TYPES OF RESIDUALS MAY ADVERSLY AFFECT USERS OF KIDNEY DIALYSIS MACHINES AND MAY BE TOXIC TO FISH AND AQUATIC ANIMALS IF NOT TREATED PROPERLY. WE ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS WHO MAY BE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. THE CITY WILL CONTINUE TO FLUSH FIRE HYDRANTS DURING THIS PERIOD. CUSTOMERS MAY NOTICE FLOWING WATER IN STREETS AND SWALES, LOCALIZED LOWER WATER PRESSURES AND A SLIGHT DISCOLORATION OF THEIR TAP WATER. THESE TEMPORARY CONDITIONS WILL NOT CAUSE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS. IF YOU SHOULD NEED FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS CHANGE IN THE WATER TREATMENT PROCESS, PLEASE CALL THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH WATER PLANT AT 954-480-4370.


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Master Management Commentary By IRA SOMERSET, President/ Master Management It’s great to be back in Century Village! Judy and I had a great time this summer with work for Century Village, our jobs and the grandchildren. We hated to leave the little ones, but it was time to come home. Throughout the summer, Al, the office staff and the officers have kept things on track and moving forward with the irrigation and enhanced gate security projects; continuing all of the routine maintenance and the contracting that goes with that; preparing for the new budget, and so on. Throughout the summer, I have been in touch with the office and involved in each of

the major decisions that have been made. So, being physically absent did not mean that I abdicated my office and responsibilities: far from it. I continued to be involved, providing guidance and background, along with reference materials. I would also like to mention and thank our Collection Committee, Caral Falco, Irene Chizeck, and Harry Chizeck, who continue their efforts by calling owners and collecting monies due. As we ramp up into high season and the end of the year, the next few months will be busy for Master Management and for the other organizations in Century Village.

Master Management will have our Annual Meeting on December 6, 2011 in the Party Room of the Clubhouse; elections to the Master Management Board; a budget workshop; groundbreaking for the irrigation system; a special board meeting to elect officers

for 2012; and, of course, the normal ongoing business. The RecCom and COOCVE have been working diligently to facilitate the transfer of management from Cen-Deer to Bay Management. The next few months will be exciting and a challenge for all of us. Please ask questions if you want information - don’t assume. The complete gate security functions such as the bar code readers at the East and West gates will be phased in over the next few weeks and the green windshield stickers will not be in use any longer. When you exit, please watch out for the gates on the outbound sides.  Finally, I want to com-

mend those who have been working to collect signatures to have a referendum on the Deerfield Beach Public Service Tax. With luck, the public will be able to have a voice about implementation of this tax. Also, in case you didn’t notice, your electric bill from FPL applied the tax to the whole billing period from mid-September to mid-October. That is incorrect and we, through the efforts of Caryl Berner, have the word of the City Manager that it will be corrected. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and holiday season.

NOMINATION COMMITTEE CALENDAR 2011 - 2012 Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday

Nov. 7, 2011 Nov. 14, 2011 (Exec. Com.) Nov. 15, 2011 Deadline for COOCVE Nov. 21, 2011 Nov. 28, 2011 Dec. 5, 2011 Wednesday December 7, 2011 Meet the Candidate – Le Club 1:00PM Dec. 12, 2011 (Exec. Com.) Dec. 19, 2011 Tuesday December 20, 2011 MM & Rec Election CH-PR 9:30AM Dec. 26, 2011 Jan. 9, 2012 Tuesday Jan. 17, 2012 COOCVE Election CH-PR 9:30AM

Tuesday Dec, 20, 2011 MM & REC Election Tuesday Jan. 17, 2012

Election for COOCVE

Wed. Dec. 7, 2011 Meet the candidate Joe Sachs/Election Chair


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By DONNA CAPOBIANCO Our Village is evolving and many of the 253 associations are feeling the impact. One change is our older residents are leaving us and the 55+ owners moving in are not as apt to volunteer to serve on Boards. They are either having to continue to

work or wish to relax and enjoy all that CVE offers. Another change is most of our new neighbors have families, and in the case of our Canadian friends, insurance restrictions that keep them up north half the year. More and more buildings, Page 1

including the most well run, are less than half full for half the year and run with few, if any, Board members. Consider for a moment that we average four board members per building x 253 buildings, meaning just over 1,000 people are needed to serve on association boards every year, not including budget2012worksheetcoocve

COOCVE Proposed Budget Jan. - Dec 2010 Ordinary Income/Expense Income 4200 · Interest Income Total Income

2011 Budget

3,450.50 3,450.50

68,000.00 3,000.00 71,000.00

YEAR-TO-DATE Jan. - Sept. 21 2011

Proposed Budget 2012

67,872.00 759.00 68,631.00

68,000.00 2,000.00 70,000.00

Expense 6020 · Legal

13,072.43

20,000.00

6,927.00

25,000.00

6010 · Meeting Services

6,412.09

7,500.00

5,587.00

9,600.00

5005 · Insurance

3,708.70

4,000.00

4,242.00

4,300.00

5004 · Telephone

966.68

744.00

1,000.00

5200 · Office Supplies, etc.

170.43

1,876.00

405.83

500.00

5500 · App. Exp.-Master Mmt

48,000.00

48,000.00

36,000.00

48,000.00

5600 · Accounting

2,700.00

3,500.00

2,400.00

3,500.00

5700 · Taxes & Licenses 5800 · Charitable Donations

61.25 6,000.00

6,000.00

76.25 5,000.00

100.00 6,000.00

81,091.58

90,876.00

61,382.08

98,000.00

-77,641.08 -19,876.00

7,248.92

-28,000.00

-77,641.08 -19,876.00

7,248.92

-28,000.00

Total Expense Net Ordinary Income Net Income

The budget committee has determined that in lieu of raising the COOCVE dues for 2012, the dues should remain the same as 2011 - $8.00/per unit . We propose to use the money in our contingency fund to offset the proposed shortfall.

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COOCVE, its committees and Master Management. That is almost double the size of the US Congress. Add to that, all 253 associations have the same basic responsibilities and all carry them out independently, repeating many tasks with limited buying power and miss out on potential economies of scale. A year ago I started CVE Simplified for concerned CVE residents and building Directors trying to find ways to deal with these important issues. Surprisingly, gardens and high rises were represented equally. There were a few preferring to keep their autonomy and run their buildings as they wish. However, the clear majority wanted to learn more and continue to remain interested. In our first meeting, we heard from Mark Levy, who shared with us that his father thought he had a great idea forming “large communities of independent condominium associations” versus placing all buildings under a single or under multi-condo associations. It only took a few years before he realized this was not a very good idea, leading to inefficient, costly redundancy, ineffective, complex governance and lack of the symmetry and simplicity required to help the Village hold its value. CV Boca, Pembroke Pines and even Wynmoor, a separate Levy project, benefitted from this awakening and were formed as Multi-Condominium Associations. CV West Palm and our CVE Deerfield Beach still live with the complexity and inefficiency. The good news is, we do not have to. Patrick Murphy and Howard Perl, Attorney from KGB, attended our February meeting to give us some insight and recommendations. Both were in sync with their response that the best course of action is to

encourage groups of individual associations to merge into Multi-Condominium Associations. All of us, including Steven Fine, Dick Ciocca, Dan Glickman, Ira Somerset, Donna Dowling, Fred Rosenveig, Norma Searle, Fran Stricoff to name a few, found it extremely helpful and enlightening to learn that Florida statue not only allows for this but also provides a step-by-step method to achieve it. All our individual Articles of Incorporation were amended in 1982 to include provisions to merge with other condominium associations. The statue even accommodates the two most sensitive issues, i.e., providing for a multi-condominium board to be able to maintain separate budgets and existing rental conditions for each building. All of this information was published over several months in the Reporter. I personally hired Howard Perl to validate my understanding and confirm a method to achieve effective, least cost formation of Multi-Condo Associations. Nothing is perfect. However, this relatively simple, comprehensive legal tool is a great way to begin eliminating many of the burdens plaguing most of the 253 independent associations in CVE and in simplifying our lives. If you are interested in learning more, call COOCVE and request my brief “MultiCondominium Presentation” be placed on the COOCVE December agenda. The more we learn, the more interesting it gets. In the meantime, if you wish to be on our email list, please email your Name, Address, Phone, any CVE Board or Committee you serve on to: CVEsimplified@gmail.com

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From the Office of the Exec. Director of Master Management By AL SMITH, CVE MM Executive Director On October 20 the permits for the Village’s new irrigation system construction were picked up from the City of Deerfield Beach Building Department paving the way for the second Notice to Proceed (NTP) authorizing the contractor, Treasure Coast Irrigation and Landscape, LLC, to begin staging construction equipment and material. A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7 in the lawn area directly across Century Blvd. from Swansea “A”. Members of the CVE Master Management (CVEMM) Board of Directors who serve on the Irrigation Committee will be joined by city officials in breaking ground for the new system by displacing the first shovels full of soil. Please join us in this, the biggest new construction project since the Village was built. On Sunday, October 16 the Board of Directors of CVEMM presented The Klaxxics Rock’n’Roll Revival at Le Club. Doors opened at 7 p.m. to an enthusiastic crowd of Village residents and their guests on a miserable rainy night, but in spite of the rain, the enjoyable “bring your own bottle” event was well attended. In addition to adult beverages, every kind of party food one can imagine was observed and there was a 50s dance contest with prizes for first, second and third place. Glasses, ice, mixers and soft drinks were provided by Master Management and dispensed by volunteers and Master Management Staff. Residents and guests danced

to oldies played by The Klaxxics, and laughed to the routine of Fort Lauderdale comedian Anna Collins. On Sunday, November 20, 2011, from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Le Club will present dancing to Stirling. Stirling comes to the Village from Naples Florida with excellent references as a Caribbean Steel Drum Band playing Beach, Dance, Oldies, Pop, Rock, Swing, 50s, 60s and 70s music with a Caribbean flare. Stirling has a repertoire that covers over five decades of some of the best well known songs. With a touch on the “big band sound” of swing and dance they move seamlessly into the music of the 50s through the music of today. From beautifully executed love ballads to hearty Irish sing-a-longs, from the Caribbean/Miami Latino feel of the tropics to the gritty keep em’ dancin’ rock n roll, Stirling truly has something for everyone. With the sounds of a live steel drum player in the mix, Stirling Island Band provides a night of tropical music from entertainers such as the likes of Harry Belafonte, Miami Music Machine, Bob Marley, UB40, Carlos Jobim and of course a good deal of Jimmy Buffett’s songbook. Classic Rock of the 50s, 60s and 70s such as The Beatles, CCR, Allman Bros. Band, Steely Dan and Satana. Accoustic-Soft Rock artists including America, Simon & Garfunkle, Firefall, The Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Please plan to join us at Le Club on Sunday, November 20. Tickets are $8.50 per per-

son (no limit so bring guests). Purchase tickets prior to show night at CVE Master Management’s office or at the Le Club Box Office, 3501 West Drive, on show night. Ten seat table reservations are available. There are less than 400 seats available, so purchase your

tickets early. A 23 passenger shuttle bus will be running from the Clubhouse to Le Club and back and the 5/6 bus will be running its regular route. Bus use is encouraged as parking is limited at Le Club. Dress is casual; T-shirts, shorts and sandals accept-

able. Wear your best “Island Attire”, there will be prizes for the best tropical costumes. Bring your own ADULT BEVERAGES (beer, wine or the hard stuff) and snacks – CVE Master Management will provide glasses, ice, and mixers FREE OF CHARGE.

Come and Join Us Join us on Monday, November 7th for the

Groundbreaking for the village’s new irrigation system construction

A groundbreaking ceremony for the village’s new 316 acre irrigation system construction will be held at 1:30 PM on Monday, November 7th in the lawn area directly across Century Blvd. from Swansea “A”. Members of the CVE Master Management Board of Directors who serve on the Irrigation Committee will be joined by City of Deerfield Beach and Broward County officials in breaking ground for the new system by displacing the first shovels full of soil. Please join us in this, the groundbreaking for the biggest new construction project since the village was built.

MICE HAVE BEEN SIGHTED IN THE THEATER. Crumbs, along with droppings, have been found and traps have been set. PLEASE refrain from eating snacks in the theater, hard candy is acceptable, but PLEASE DO NOT throw the wrappers on the floor. Theater rules and regulations state “No food or drink allowed in theater”. Please report any non-compliance to the ushers or to Security.


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Condo News TO APPLY FOR A TAX-SAVING HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, YOU MUST HAVE COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: FOR ALL APPLICANTS: • Florida Drivers License OR Florida I.D. Card; AND • Broward Voter Registration OR a Declaration of Domicile; AND • Social Security numbers of ALL owners. FOR RESIDENT ALIENS: • Permanent Resident “Green Card,” or proof of asylum, or INS I-485 letter showing that application to convert to permanent resident status is complete.

WE’RE COMING TO CENTURY VILLAGE IN DEERFIELD BEACH! ADDITIONAL TAX EXEMPTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE: WIDOW/WIDOWER EXEMPTION: Bring copy of spouse’s death certificate, newspaper obituary, or memorial card. DISABILITY/VETERAN’S DISABILITY EXEMPTION: Ask us about the filing requirements for these exemptions. SENIOR’S ADDITIONAL EXEMPTION: Requires at least one owner be 65 as of January 1, 2012 and the total household adjusted gross income not exceed $26,203. (call for info on required documents) NOTE: HUSBAND OR WIFE MAY FILE ON BEHALF OF BOTH. 2012 HOMESTEAD FILING SCHEDULE

Century Village Main Clubhouse GP Room N When: First Thursday of each month 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please contact the Outreach Department at

954.357.5579

or visit us online at www.bcpa.net LORI PARRISH, CFA Property Appraiser

CVE CLUBHOUSE LIBRARY Would you like to read the popular new books that are coming out? Become a friend of the Library, the cost is only $2.00 per year. Reserve your book and as soon as it is available you will be called. Take advantage of our sitting area, outside of the library. Come sit and relax while perusing a book or magazine. There may be something in our boutique that catches your eye. It is constantly changing as new items are donated.


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2 Bed / 1.5 Baths Farnham L 1st floor, corner, beautiful garden view, updated kitchen, newer A/C $44,900.00 Newport S Totally remodeled, everything top of the line $65,000.00 Upminster L Furnished, carpet & tile, stall shower, lift in bldg, great view $38,500.00 Farnham H Corner, remodeled, furnished, tile, enclosed patio $58,000.00 Durham N Corner, new water heater, stall shower, quiet area $41,000.00 Markham B 1st fl, desirable area, encl patio,2 full bathrooms, canal view $68,500.00 Islewood A Corner, 1st Fl, golf and water view, desirable location $48,500.00 Newport Q Clean, pleasant, first floor, deluxe hi-rise, ready to move into $54,900.00 Durham S Corner, 1st flr, ceramic tile, lake view, stall shower, shutters, lovely furniture $60,000.00 Richmond B 1st flr, ceramic tile, encl tiled patio, furnished, great location, walk to pool $54,500.00 Cambridge A Corner, walk to Clubhouse, freshly painted, water view left side of bldg $52,000.00 Durham B Waterview, Fantastic 2 BR, cer tile, furn, remodeled baths, great location $82,500.00 Durham I All wood floors, corner apartment, building has a lift, priced to sell $39,900.00 Oakridge T Move in condition, newer appliances, shower stall, gorgeous landscaping $44,900.00 Durham X Close to Clubhouse, close to pool, walking distance to plaza $49,500.00 Newport S 2nd flr, water view, tile & carpet, furn, stall shower, encl patio $47,000.00 Markham E Kitchen remodeled, impact windows, beautifully carpeted throughout $49,000.00 Newport D Rental Bldg, nice location, new bathroom fixtures, tiled patio, new ceiling fans $50,000.00 2 Beds / 2 Baths Luxury Lyndhurst K Prime Location, near Clubhouse and pool $125,000.00 Richmond A Luxury two bedroom with golf course view $72,900.00 Oakridge D Luxury, nature preserve, beautiful location, new cabinets, encl patio $89,000.00 Oakridge D Beautiful, Corner, 2 bedroom luxury, serene preserve view $85,500.00 Oakridge D Luxury, updated, encl patio, unfurn, serene preserve view $79,900.00 Oakridge F Fabulous location, luxury, move in condition, new a/c $85,000.00 Farnham O Spectacular water view from this unique enclosed patio $68,000.00 Oakridge F Excellent location, luxury, unfurn, accordion shutters, encl patio, steps to pool $68,900.00 Ventnor H Custom kitchen, diagonal tile, new encl patio with resistant windows, furn $74,900.00 Berkshire D Magnificent, furn, luxury, awesome view of lake & golf, close to pool & club $99,900.00 Farnham O Absolutely gorgeous unit, magnificent lake view, a must see $97,500.00 Oakridge V Luxuryunit,updatedkitchen,tileandwoodfloors,newappliances,enclpatio$115,000.00 Rentals Ashby B One Bed,1st flr, glass top range, beautiful water view from patio, close to club $650.00 Farnham A One bedroom, Yearly rental, walk to pool and tennis, easy access to east gate $725.00 Richmond D Two bedrooms, Furnished two bedroom, walk to pool and tennis $850.00 Farnham H Two bedrooms, 2nd floor, unfurn, new kitchen, tile floors, near east gate, & pool $850.00 Durham O Two bedrooms, Furn, open kitchen, tile & carpet, custom cabinets, close to club $950.00 Newport T One bedroom, corner, First floor, tile & carpet, beautifully furnished $1600.00 Tilford N Onebedroom,2ndfloor,corner,beautifullyfurnished,enclpatio,readytomovein $1700.00 Upminster C 2nd floor, one bedroom, nicely furnished, close to plaza, pool, and tennis $1750.00 Tilford V Two bedrooms, corner, peaceful water view, furnished, clean, ready for you $1800.00 Newport D Two bedrooms, 2nd floor, totally remodeled, fully furnished, close to pool $1800.00 Newport O Two bedrooms, totally remodeled, gorgeous unit, best on the market $1900.00 Richmond A Two bedroom, luxury unit, gold view, fully furnished, encl patio, pool & tennis $1975.00 Harwood D The only Executive unit available as a rental, very unique floor plan $1500.00 Durham F Nicely furnished, one bedroom unit, seasonal rental only $1,300.00 Durham G Renovated, waterview, enclo patio, ceramic tile, new furnishings, new fixtures $1,600.00 Cambridge B Remodeledonebedroomunit,Frenchdoors,magnificentlakeview,closetoclub $1,600.00 Markham T Two bedroom, 2nd floor, nicely furnished, fully equipped kitchen $1,850.00

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Over 200+ Condos For Sale In Century Village Please View Below A Few Of This Month’s Featured Condos

Garden

1 Bedroom / 1-1½ Bath

1-1½

Tilford R

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$24,999

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Durham J

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$29,000

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Prescott N

CORNER, Central A/C. Water View!

$32,900

Garden

2 Bedroom / 1-1½ Bath CORNER. Great Location! Near Pools! $42,500

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Harwood J

2-1½

Ellesmere D Peaceful Water View! 1st Floor Entry. $44,999

2-1½ Farnham H

CORNER. Newly Remodeled! Tiled!

$53,500

2-1½ Markham E

CORNER. Water View! Spotless!

$57,500

High-Rise

1 Bedroom / 1½ Bath

High-Rise

2 Bedroom / 1-1½ Bath

2-1½

Newport H

Serene Water View! Close to Pool!

$55,000

2-1½

Ellesmere B

Golf Course View! Rental Building.

$58,500

2-1½

Newport G

Water View! Designer Showcase!

$59,900

2-1½

Ashby C

Fabulous Water View!Pool! Rental.

$59,900

2-1½

Newport N

Tiled Thru-Out! Fabulous Water View! $59,900

High-Rise

2 Bedroom / 2 Full Bath

2-2

Farnham O

CORNER Water View! Remodeled! $77,777

2-2

Ventnor O

Golf Course View! Near Pool!

$59,900 $65,000

1-1½

Westbury F

Water View! Near Main Gate & Plaza! $38,000

2-2

Ventnor G

CORNER, Golf Course View!

1-1½

Berkshire A

Beautiful View of Pool & Garden!

$39,900

2-2

Richmond C

Golf Course View! Enclosed Patio! $75,000

1-1½

Grantham F

Remodeled! Close to Pool/Clubhouse! $44,850

2-2

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Golf Course View! Near Clubhouse! $77,500

1-1½

Cambridge G Magnificent Water View! Move-In Now $47,500

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CORNER,Golf Course View!

$89,000

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LEGAL CORNER Patrick J. Murphy General Legal Counsel For COOCVE and MM

Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, P.A. Florida Pharmacists Like most professions, Pharmacists are regulated by the state pursuant to Florida Statute §465 which is known as the “Florida Pharmacy Act.” The Governor is tasked with appointing nine (9) members to a Board of Pharmacy which is eventually confirmed by the State’s Senate. Seven (7) of those Board members must be licensed Pharmacists and the two remaining members may never have been licensed as Pharmacists and are in no way connected with the practice of a pharmacy. The practice of the profession of Pharmacy includes: compounding, dispensing and consulting regarding the contents and therapeutic values and uses of any medicinal drug. Other Pharmaceutical services means the monitoring of a patient’s drug therapy and assisting a patient in the management of his or her drug protocols, which includes a review of a patient’s therapy and communication with the patient or his/her agent or representative and the patient’s prescribing doctor. A “prescription” includes an order for drugs or medicinal supplies that is written or transmitted by any means of communication by a duly licensed Practitioner authorized by the laws of the state to prescribe such drugs or supplies and which is intended to be dispensed by a Pharmacist. If a Pharmacist is called upon to dispense such an order from an out-of-state medical practitioner he may do so but only if the Pharmacist who is filling the prescription in his or her professional judgment determines that the out-ofstate prescription is valid and necessary for the treatment of a chronic or recurrent illness. To become licensed as a Pharmacist in Florida you must be over the age of 18 and have either a degree from a school or college of pharmacy accredited by an appropriate accrediting agency and which is approved by the United States Office of Education or be a graduate of a four year undergraduate Pharmacy program of a school or college of pharmacy accredited and approved by the United States Office of Education. If an applicant has attended a

program or college outside the United States he must complete an international examination, show proof of graduating from a four year undergraduate pharmacy program or College of Pharmacy, show proficiency in speaking and writing English, passing a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Exam and the completion of a minimum of 500 hours of supervised work activity under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist. A licensed Pharmacist is unable to sell or dispense drugs without first being furnished with a prescription. Further, a Pharmacist is unable to sell any samples or complimentary packages of drug products. It is unlawful for any person to own or operate a Pharmacy that is not registered with the state and it is further unlawful for any person not licensed as a Pharmacist to fill, compound or dispense any prescription for the issuance of medicinal drugs. Any Pharmacist who knows or believes that someone has obtained, or attempted to obtain, through fraudulent methods or misrepresentations, from a Pharmacy a controlled substance must, within 24 hours, report that to the local Sheriff’s office; Failure to do so could result in a Pharmacist or the Pharmacy being charged with a misdemeanor. If anyone has a question about their Pharmacist or any protocols being followed by a Pharmacy, or any other concerns, you can feel free to call Pat Murphy to discuss those concerns or you may contact the Department of Health, Board of Pharmacy, at 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, FL, phone number: 850-488-0595 for assistance. Pat Murphy is General Counsel for CVE Master Management Company, Inc., COOCVE, and the CVE Reporter as well as for various Associations within CVE. Please call Pat for a free consultation on this or any other matter. His address is: 272 W. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL 33341. He can be reached by phone at: 954-525-5509 or emailed at: pmurphy@murphys-law.cc

Century Village Recent Sales Ashby

Ashby C

3001

$

60,000

2/1.5

Berkshire

Berkshire B

4029

$

33,000

1/1.5

Berkshire E

2080

$

79,000

2/2

Cambridge B

1030

$

35,000

1/1.5

Cambridge E

4106

$

40,000

1/1.5

Durham F

244

$

24,000

1/1

Durham Q

497

$

19,900

1/1

Farnham

Farnham B

39

$

32,000

2/1.5

Grantham

Grantham A

413

$

100,000

2/2

Keswick

Keswick C

160

$

54,000

2/2

Keswick C

259

$

115,000

2/2

Keswick C

350

$

58,000

2/2

Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst K

1050

$

80,000

2/2

Newport

Newport E

77

$

25,000

1/1.5

Newport H

1034

$

34,000

1/1.5

Newport T

292

$

32,000

2/1.5

Oakridge

Oakridge N

217

$

40,000

2/1.5

Prescott

Prescott B

26

$

18,000

1/1

Prescott G

142

$

30,000

2/1.5

Swansea

Swansea A

1014

$

100,000

2/1.5

Tilford

Tilford U

445

$

41,000

2/1.5

Upminster

Upminster C

49

$

45,500

2/1.5

Upminster K

1019

$

50,000

2/2

Ventnor F

121

$

22,000

1/1

Ventnor H

1033

$

51,000

2/2

Ventnor P

1075

$

85,000

2/2

Westbury D

79

$

17,500

1/1

Westbury F

2015

$

43,000

2/1.5

Cambridge Durham

Ventnor

Westbury

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Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions By EVA RACHESKY, Administration/Cen-Deer Communities Office Administration/Cen-Deer Communities Office Are there parking restrictions in the Clubhouse parking lot? Yes. Overnight parking isn’t allowed; no campers, trailers or boats allowed; no vehicles with “For Sale” signs; violators will be towed. If someone has an unusual situation (i.e. car won’t start, sudden illness while at the Clubhouse, etc.) contact the

Administration Office (954428-6892) or the Staff Office (954-428-7095), as well as the Security Office (954-421-3552 – Gate House) to forestall your vehicle being towed. Staff Office What are the Staff Office hours? The Staff Office is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week. The Staff Office is only closed when the Club-

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house is closed. ID Department What are the current rules concerning bringing in guests to the Clubhouse? Recently rules were relaxed to enable people to bring in more than one guest into the Clubhouse, simply signing them in at the door. However, some residents have taken advantage of the relaxation of the rules, bringing in a multitude of guests. For this reason the Recreation Committee has ruled that a resident with an ID is able to bring two people into the Clubhouse. A resident must still sign in guests and show identification. Theater What is proper theater audience protocol? Leaving the theater prior to the end of the show is extremely rude and disruptive to the rest of the audience and to the performers. The buses have been asked to wait so that everyone will make it to the bus for the ride home. Also, theater attendees should turn off all pagers, watches with alarms, beepers, and cell phones prior to the performance. Not only are these items disturbing to the audience and performers, but some electronic devices, especially those with radio components can cause interference with our

performance sound system. Please refrain from calling out requests to the performers during the show. AND, also please refrain from bringing in chewing gum, food, and cigarette lighters into the theater. NOTE: Recently MICE have been observed in the theater due to food dropped on the floor – PLEASE DO NOT BRING FOOD INTO THE THEATER – hard candies will be permitted, but please put the wrapper in your pocket or purse. PLEASE DO NOT stick gum under seat, arm rest, on wall or spit out gum onto floor or carpet! Use the gum wrapper or a tissue and put it in your pocket or purse for proper disposal later. Athletic Department What are the hours that our guests can use the exercise facilities? During the season (November thru March) guests may use the gym resources from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily; off season (April thru October) there are no time restrictions for guests’ use of the gym. Recreation Maintenance What do we do about maintenance issues at the Clubhouse, pools, tennis courts, etc.? You are the eyes and ears of Recreation Maintenance and we depend upon you to alert us to any problems or

CONDO CLASSES 2012 By FRED ROSENZVEIG, Chairman, COOCVE Advisory Committee The COOCVE Advisory Committee is proud to sponsor two new interactive  condo classes at CVE, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9, 2012.  They will be given by Bill & Susan Raphan, formerly of the Condo Ombudsman’s Office, now State-wide Education Facilitators at Katzman, Garfinkel & Berger. These (noncredit) classes are free, and all CVE board members and residents are welcome. Both classes will be in the Clubhouse Rm. GP-A, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   Please sign up in the Staff Office to reserve your place. 

January 12, 2012 Frequently Asked Condominium Questions Get the answers to the questions that are most frequently asked by unit owners, board members, and community association managers.  February 9, 2012 Review Class  A review of the Serving on the Board, Basic Condominium Finances, and  Condominium Meetings classes. Attendance at these previous classes is not required.

concerns you may encounter. We take each report very seriously and do our utmost to respond in as timely a manner as is feasible. Class Office How are refunds for classes issued? Refunds are only given under two circumstances: The Class Office cancels the class due to lack of registration or illness of the instructor. A student has a medical reason for not being able to attend the class. If you are requesting a refund for the reasons stated above, you must make your request by the second class of the session. Refunds will NOT be issued if you take a class and decide you don’t like it. The refund process begins during the third week of classes. The Class Office will call those students due a refund once the funds are available for pickup. This is usually around the fifth week of classes. Evening/Weekend Staff Office How late are the Staff Office and Clubhouse open? The Evening Staff covers the Staff Office and Clubhouse activities scheduled weekdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on the weekends from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The indoor pool & locker rooms are closed at 9 p.m. to enable cleaning staff to restore the rooms to order before the building closes for the evening. The exercise rooms are open until 10 p.m. Residents will generally have access to most other areas of the Clubhouse until approximately 10:30-10:45 p.m., when the Security staff starts to check on the rooms and lock them up for the overnight hours. Ticket Office When can we purchase tickets for a guest or companion? There are two ways to purchase tickets for a guest. If you have a single guest pass on the back of your CVE ID card, you can buy a ticket for your guest when they go on sale each month, without the guest being present. Note: if you do not have this option on your ID card you must first purchase a guest pass (with the guest present) at the ID Office. Present CVE guest pass at Ticket Window no more than three business days before the show.


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Condo News CVE Description of Exercise Classes Low Impact Aerobics Low impact aerobics is a low intensity workout designed to help you condition the cardio respiratory system by using a diversity of exercises. The class starts with 30 minutes of Aerobic workout followed by 15 minutes of weights and 10 minutes of abdominal work and stretching. Low Intermediate Aerobics: Intermediate to Advanced This has been created for those requiring more intensity and more challenge. Body Toning & Weights: All Levels This is a total body toning which helps those with problems of osteoporosis and muscle density loss. (You must bring your own weights and rubber tubing.) Beginner Belly Dance : All Levels Exercise to Belly Dance Music and learn basic Belly Dance moves. This class is for the dancer at heart, but not ready for show biz. A 1x3 yard Chiffon veil is required. Chi Gung: All Levels A variety of ancient exercising that involves special breathing to stimulate external muscles, and help you with arthritis and balance. It is considered one of the first stages of Tai Chi, This can be done sitting or standing. Tai Chi: All Levels A series of slow, graceful low impact movements developed thousands of years ago in China. It helps with balance and posture. Chair Stretch: All Levels This is a gentle approach to Yoga focusing on exercising both the body and the mind, through stretching, breathing and relaxation. All are done standing and sitting. Arthritic Aquacise: Beginner This is an easy to follow class, focusing on building flexibility, balance and strength to increase joint mobility and range of motion. Swimming This class is provided for those who don’t know how to swim. We show basic techniques and the ability to enjoy the outdoors in South Florida in a better way. We offer beginner and advanced classes. Aquacise: All Levels Get in the pool and enjoy an invigorating class that gives you cardio respiratory conditioning. It also helps you with any arthritis symptoms by reducing the stress of joints. (You must have a noodle.) Ball Sculpt: Intermediate and Advanced Enjoy a class built to improve core muscle stability, balance and strength. This class incorporates a combination of different techniques, like Pilate’s strength training and abdominals, to give you a full body workout. Pilates: Beginner and Intermediate Pilates is a way of connecting the whole body and mind through proper breathing and slow, controlled movements to help you develop core abdominal strength and a leaner body by lengthening and stretching the muscles without building bulk. Zumba: All Levels This is a mix of Latin dance and fitness moves worked into a high energy aerobic workout geared to make you burn calories while dancing your heart out. So come Salsa, Cha-Cha and Merengue your way into fitness.

Line Dance An entertaining and fun class! With choreographic routines, that combine line dance patterns with other rhythms. Balance: All Levels Activities useful to improve stability and strength of the muscles needed to obtain better balance. Intermediate Belly Dance Learn Egyptian Cabaret Style Dance Routines. Must have at least one year of previous Belly Dance Training .This class is for dancers who want to perform in the March Recital. Some type of inexpensive costume will be needed for the show. Easy Stretch This is a beginners approach to yoga with low intensity forms of stretching, combining mind and body to relieve stress and rejuvenate your spirit. It is a blend of traditional posture or forms and techniques to increase body awareness, flexibility, balance and strength. Yoga Stretch This class is designed for those at the intermediate level to engage in the endless benefits of the yoga practice by enhancing your mind/body, increasing strength and flexibility. Relax with Yoga: All Levels Yoga is a practical self discipline to gain mastery over body and mind, to increase strength, flexibility, balance, stamina and endurance in a positive mental atmosphere. There is special emphasis on proper breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. Chair Yoga Same great results as Relax with Yoga For People Who: 1. Have limited mobility 2. Have difficulty doing Floor Exercise 3. Have arthritis or other physical limitations 4. Are recovering from surgery *** Doctor Approval recommended*** Senior Fitness & Weights This is a program to increase strength flexibility and energy through weight lifting and cardiovascular exercises. (You must bring your own weights and rubber tubing.) Hawaiian Hula The hula is a Polynesian dance characterized by undulating hips with coordinating movements of the arms and hands. It is usually accompanied by drums and different instruments.

No registration necessary: You must consult your doctor before involving yourself in any exercise program. Aquacise classes will be cancelled if air temperature is 60 degrees or below. Athletic Classes are restricted to *CVE residents and renters only. You must have your resident ID card. Party room classes are more intense. Equipment Orientation is made by appointment only. (No phone appointments) This schedule is subject to change.

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“Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisals” Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions… “Pre-File Now For 2012 Homestead and Other Exemptions!” Dear Lori: My spouse and I recently purchased a condominium here in Florida, and moved to Broward County from New York. What are the requirements for new home buyers to obtain Homestead Exemption? Shari M., Century Village, FL The late filing deadline for all 2011 exemptions closed on September 19, 2011. However, you can pre-file for 2012 exemptions including: Homestead, disability, widow/widower, granny flat, deployed military and portability. To be eligible for a 2012 exemption, your name must be on the deed and you must make the property your permanent residence by January 1, 2012. You are also eligible for Homestead Exemption if you hold a life estate in the property or reside on the property

owned by a Trust and live there pursuant to the terms of the Trust. Applicants must be a US Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien, or hold “PRUCOL” asylum/refugee parole status in the US. You must be a registered Broward voter or file a notarized Declaration of Domicile form with the Broward County Records Office. Applicants must either have a valid Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID Card (for non-drivers.) You cannot keep a valid driver’s license in another state. Our office will also request from you the current tax or ownership status of any properties owned outside the State of Florida. Homestead Exemption does not transfer. If you had Homestead on a previous property, you must file a new Homestead Exemption once you have purchased and moved into a new permanent residence. It is unlawful to

in downtown Fort Lauderdale, or visit our “Outreach Calendar” page at www.bcpa. net/asp to find a listing of events near you. We will be glad to assist you in completing your exemption applications. Should you have any questions about exemptions or community outreach events, please contact our claim an exemption if you or a spouse is claiming a Homestead or permanent residency based exemption or credit in any other county, state or country. To pre-file for Homestead Exemption, simply visit our website at www.bcpa.net. Just click the yellow button near the top of our homepage to get started. To file for any other exemptions, visit our “Download Forms” page to find the appropriate application. If you prefer to file in person, you can visit our office

Congressman Ted Deutch Traveling Office Hours At the Century Village Clubhouse    An assistant from the Congressional Office and State Senators Office will be available to meet with you the last Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Recreation Committee Office Ground Floor of the Clubhouse   If you need any assistance with Medicare, Social Security, immigration or any other federal or state related issue please visit the Clubhouse traveling office. 

Please feel free to contact Congressman Deutch’s Broward Director, Theresa Brier at (954) 935-5378 with any questions or concerns.

Customer Service Department at 954.357.6830. Sincerely, Lori Parrish, CFA If you have a question for the Property Appraiser, please email Lori at lori@bcpa.net or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.


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My Presence in the Village By MARTY POPELSKY,Vice Mayor/ Commissioner District 3 I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my constituents a happy Thanksgiving. This month, I’d like to talk about good news on the Deerfield Beach employment meter and economic development front. Over the past four weeks, there have been 25 new businesses opened in Deerfield Beach. The month of September saw 26 new businesses. These statistics are nothing new. Even in this sluggish economy, our city continues to attract businesses of all types and sizes, including The Mozart Café which happens to be Glatt Kosher with a mid-eastern flavor, and Fresh Aroma Bistro Cafe. If

you would like to know more about new businesses in our city, visit www.DeerfieldBeach.com and click on the New Business List under Quick Links. I’d also like to mention a couple of words about the public service tax. By now, I am sure that most of you have received your first electric bill that includes the addition of the utility tax. I received mine. For a total monthly kilowatt usage of 1200, my utility tax is $8. To see the amount of the tax on your own bill, look at the right-hand side on the front of the bill for the words “Utility Tax.” Many of you will find that your charge

will be even less than mine. Also, keep in mind that this year’s budget includes a one mill decrease to the millage rate, which means that many of you will see a decrease in your property taxes. UPCOMING EVENTS Green Market at the Cove Shopping Center Sundays, beginning December 2011. Check out Mayor Noland’s article this month for more information. Tuesday Night Beach Dances “Total Recall” will be playing for your entertainment at the Main Beach Parking Lot, located at the ocean just south of Hillsboro Blvd. Wear your

dancing shoes and bring your beach chair for a fun evening under the stars. Who: Adults When: Tues., 7 – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)

Where: Main Beach Parking Lot Regards & Good Health, Vice Mayor Marty Popelsky Your District 3 Commissioner Remember that I am your only full time Commissioner. I am always here to assist you in any way I can. Call me any time, and I will be glad to help you resolve your problems. City Hall Office   954-480-4218 City Assistant Phone   954-480-4263 Email:   web.commission@ Deerfield-Beach.com

Sheriff’s Report By SHERIFF AL LAMBERTI Plan to Travel for Thanksgiving? Sheriff Lamberti Offers Tips to Keep You Safe! The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching and many Broward County residents will be taking vacations or leaving town to visit with family and friends. The Broward Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone that there are certain security-minded steps to take before leaving town. Remember to stop all newspaper deliveries, ask a trusted neighbor to pick up your mail and contact your local Broward Sheriff’s Office district office to sign up for our Home Watch program. When you sign up for

BSO’s Home Watch program, a deputy, community service aide or BSO volunteer will check on your home regularly while you are on vacation. An exterior check of your home will be conducted to make sure there have been no unlawful entries and that no other obvious problems have occurred outside of your home. To sign up for this FREE service, visit www.

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download the form. Complete it and return it to the BSO district that serves your community. You may also stop by your BSO district office and our staff will help you complete the form. Know-

ing that your home is being protected will put your mind at ease during your vacation. We only offer our Home Watch program in our patrol jurisdictions. If you live outside of a BSO jurisdiction, contact your city or town’s police department and ask if they offer a similar service. Before you leave town, it is important to make sure your home appears occupied. Place timers on your lights and set them to turn on and off at different times. Lock your garage door and disconnect the automatic opener. Most importantly, tell a trusted neighbor that you are going to be away and ask them to dial 911 immediately if they see anyone on your property. Here are some additional home security tips to keep in mind: Install good locks on all doors and windows and always use them. Give a spare key to your trusted neighbor and provide them with an emergency telephone number where they

can reach you. Have someone mow your lawn if you’ll be away more than a couple of weeks. Never leave a message on your telephone answering machine stating you are out of town. Leave your window blinds as you normally would if you were home. Invite your neighbor to park their car in your driveway. If you are traveling by air, we remind you to arrive early. At the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport our deputies are in

place to ensure your safety, but long lines to check-in and security check points are often a cause of frustration for travelers. Arriving early alleviates congestion and allows you appropriate time to arrive at your gate. If you are picking up guests at the airport, you are reminded not to park on the swale at the entrance of the airport. You can park in the “cell phone” lot until your loved one’s flight arrives. If you are traveling by car, you should also allow yourself enough time to reach your destination since the roadways are always more congested during the holidays. Confirm your vehicle is in proper working order prior to traveling. If you plan to stop at a rest area, make certain it is well-lit and lock your doors when you exit the vehicle. On behalf of the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office, I wish you all a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!


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Phyllis’ kitchen By PHYLLIS PISTOLIS Crispy Onion Chicken ½ cup melted butter 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 tsp ground mustard ½ tsp garlic salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 can (6 oz) original French-fried onions – crushed 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves In a shallow bowl, combine first five ingredients. In another shallow bowl, add ½ cup French-fried onions. Dip chicken in the butter mixture then coat with onions. Place in a greased 9 in. square baking pan. Top with remaining onions, drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Bake uncovered at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear. Great with rice, baked potatoes, macaroni or potato salad. Roasted Grape Tomatoes ½ cup cider vinegar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 tbsp canola oil 4 minced garlic cloves ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 1 lb grape tomatoes 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley Assorted crackers and Gouda cheese In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, brown sugar, oil, garlic, salt & pepper. Add tomatoes, toss to coat. Transfer to a greased baking pan. Sprinkle with parsley. Bake – uncovered at 375° - for 12 – 14 minutes, stir occasionally. Serve with crackers and cheese. Drop Biscuits 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/3 cup shortening ½ tsp salt 1 cup milk Stir together dry ingredients Cut in shortening. Add milk all at once. Stir just till dough clings together. Drop from tablespoon onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° about 12 minutes. Makes 12 to 14 biscuits.

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Remembering… By HERB CHARATZ The month passed quickly and before I knew it the time came to write my article for the Reporter. I had a total blank. I said to myself, “You always like to write about something amusing that happened in your lifetime. So think – what experience can you think of that put a smile on your face? Okay, I just thought about something about my mother-in-law. I cannot tell this incident without a broad smile on my face.” Sandy and I belonged to a square dance club in the Monticello area in the Catskill Mountains. They danced all year round but since we were summer people this was just our second summer with them. We knew that this club often danced on exhibition since that is how we met them – as entertainers at their town’s “Summer Fair.” During our first summer with them they never asked us to join them when they were exhibitors, since they had to make sure that the dancing was smooth and all the dancers knew their stuff. We were delighted that after the first dance of the second summer we were invited to join them for a demonstration at the Monticello Racetrack. We were told the track would not charge anyone who was in full costume. Generally, we counted on my mother-in-law, Bertha, to baby-sit our three daughters. It just so happened that the girls were invited to a party along with their cousins. My sister-in-law was elected to go along to help the hostess control all the kids. So here was the deal – my

mother-in-law was free and let us know that she would love go to the racetrack with us. We weren’t sure if we were allowed to bring guests so we called the gal in charge of this exhibition. She laughed and said, “Of course. We all bring guests because they get in free as long as they are in square dance clothes. Does Sandy’s mother wear her size? Find out her size and I’ll arrange for a loaner. The only charge for this is that when we need something Sandy’s size, she will lend one of hers.” Both Sandy and her mom looked beautiful and I, of course, was handsome in my matching outfit. We attracted a lot of attention from spectators and enjoyed watching Bertha, acting like a dancer, and encouraging everyone to learn square dancing. She was a terrific press agent! We weren’t scheduled to dance at the beginning so we were able to watch some races and we could place bets if we chose to do so. Well, Bertha chose to do so. She took one look at the list of horses, told me her choice and gave me twenty dollars to bet for her. I thought it was cute and I did her bidding – not only once, but also repeated this routine for each race. Each time I brought back a fistful of dollars! It was time for us to dance- and I almost missed it because I was held up by the line at the booth where I was collecting $250 for Bertha! But I made it and was nervous when I saw the size of the huge crowd watching us – but Jerry Schatzer, our caller, was a pro and he said just the right words to

calm us down and called the perfect dance for the occasion. When we were through, the applause was deafening. As we left the dance area I started to tell our friends about Bertha’s lucky streak. They all wanted to benefit from her luck and asked her to pick the next race. I was hesitant because I knew her continued winnings had to be a coincidence and I didn’t want to mislead them, but they insisted. Bertha studied the list of horses and made her choice. This time she gave me $20 for each of her grandchildren, in addition to her own $20. The dancers were busy placing their bets on her choice. Sandy,

of course, suggested I bet $20 for us. I forget the odds, but I do remember that I was instructed to bet to win. The race was very close but Bertha’s choice won the race! The dancers were screaming and jumping up and down. They begged us to remain but it was time for us to return home and relieve our sister-in-law. I was only too happy to have this excuse because I didn’t think I could bear remaining and watch Bertha lose this streak of luck and take them all down with her. I preferred to leave when we were on top and smiling – and could smile whenever we remembered that day.

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Would You Believe? By RACHEL GRECO What a great place to live, Century Village East. We don’t have to be alone here, we have the choice each and every one of us, to be part of a family.  Yesterday, October 18, 2011, we had a farewell party for three of the important members of our community.   This event went so smoothly and even though we were in the midst of stormy weather, the mighty, fearless and the dedicated came through the party room doors to say their good-byes. There were well over 200 people, maybe close to 300.   We could probably tell how many came and passed through, by the delicious cookies that disappeared, but some of the really good “cookie monsters” are specialists at not being noticed when they come back again and again.  Looked to me, as though there were thousands, and plenty of coffee.  This was all due to the work of Nancy Giordano and Rita Pikar, who really know how to run a nice function.

By HELENE WAYNE It was very touching to see all those people come through the doors, to wish farewell, to three of the most beautiful and special people I have come to know over my ten years living here. Eva Rachesky being one of the most beautiful, talented and dedicated woman I have come to know has changed everything you see around you, from the superb interior of the Clubhouse, to the outside pool area.  Everyone that came into contact with her, loved her immediately, and many made a lifelong friendship, as I for one am so proud to be.  She has left her mark with us, for years to come.  Dan Cruz, I have observed over the years, was a master at on-the-job experience maintaining everything with expedience and muster that came along as a repair or emergency situation.  He has a crew of maintenance men under him, who I watched over the years also work with efficiency and respect for this community.  As you

all know, Abby Cohen ran the entertainment and all the shows you have come to love and enjoy. People were coming and going, hugging and kissing all of these three.  Eva was having her picture taken so many times, I thought it was like her wedding.  She received from the Recreation Committee a beautiful “Dansk” vase engraved, wine, flowers, etc.   Dan was sitting at a table surrounded by the beauties of the Village staff, Miriam, Vinny, Darnean, Meredith, Linda, Maryanne, Donna, and Eva’s son Scott...who was enjoying his seat.   There were many volunteers helping with everything.   The atmosphere was pleasant and heart warming.   I believe they have done their purpose here and are needed to continue what they all have to give to another community.  Remember it is not the “destination,” it’s the journey.  And we wish them all the blessings and success for the future.                                                     

I went to a new doctor a few weeks ago. While sitting in his waiting room I had an interesting experience. There were two other ladies sitting there and before too long I started talking to one of them. She obviously was one of this doctor’s regular patients. She told me how wonderful she thought he was and that he is the rare doctor these days who really cares about his patients. It was obvious that I was new since I was filling out the papers on the clipboard that first time patients do. Then we got into more personal things and compared notes on where we lived before moving to Florida. We were both New Yorkers who had moved to New Jersey to bring up our families. I asked her what her name was and she told me Helene. That sort of blew me away because most of my life I have run into few other people whose name is the same as mine. At this point the other lady sitting in the room spoke

up. She said “I have to tell you something, my name is Helene too.” This really blew us all away, especially with the name that we had each lived with for so many years and how rarely each of us has bumped into another Helene. The doctor’s nurse came out and we brought this to her attention. She reacted this way: when we were called in to the inner office, the nurse and the doctor referred to us as Helene #1, Helene #2 and Helene #3. Think about it, what are the odds of having something like this occur? It really was a fun experience with only three women in the room. If Helene #1 and I weren’t such yentas, it never would have happened.

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The Art of Salt

By SHELLY BASKIN

What is to mention about salt? In Biology 101 we learned that salt is the molecule NaCl4. Now, in retirement, we learn that salt, for some, is good, healthy, stimulating, interesting, spicy, and a necessity on some or all foods. For others, it may be deadly. Certain meats such as steak or burgers; some veggies as mashed potatoes, broccoli, corn on the cob, and, even many other food items need salt. We even put salt on much of our food because of habit, as our mothers did, or because we think it will make the food taste better. Most sprinkle salt be-

fore they taste the food. Isn’t that ridiculous? In fast food restaurants, however, one thing about salt stands out. Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King and the like, pour on a “ton” of salt every time the French fries, or freedom fries, are lifted out of the oil and dumped into the bin. Unfortunately, the seniors, and others who have diabetes or who prefer to add their own embellishments to the tasty fries, cannot. These people must tell the cashier that they want “fries with no salt.” Sometimes it works. But, you are in danger of holding up the rest of the irritated line of fast food afi-

cionados. Also, these places work on mass production of food with little profit per person. Doesn’t salt make one thirstier and don’t these people fill up on extra soda pop or lemonade thereby causing more drinks to be filled? One soft drink would probably be sufficient for a medium fry order without salt. With salt, maybe three full glasses would do - taking away from the profit of the store, as refills are usually gratis. On the other hand, if you want to add some salt, you must look for the cute little packets of same which take about thirty of them to fill a

thimble and most of the salt dribbles on the floor or on the plate with very little hitting the potatoes. That is, if the bins are filled. Sometimes, you must ask the new cashier for the salt packets and she will ask—“how many?” If you say thirty, they may throw you out, never to be welcome to return. Now, ketchup is a different story. It may be dispensed near the soda machines or in packets. However, if you need some, you may require a large handful of the stuff as fries and burgers and onion rings just don’t taste the same without it. You could bankrupt the

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store in just three visits. Anyway, this essay is about salt. Is there nothing else to write about? Can you imagine all this verbiage? What about kosher salt? How about sea salt? But, that’s for another article.

In Loving Memory By MARY BEIRIGER

Mr. Maurice Dessurault On October 15, 2011, after a short illness, Mr. Maurice Dessurault, of Oakridge C, passed away at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife Micheline, and by many relatives and friends. Maurice and Micheline first came to Century Village in 1991. He was involved in the administration of Oakridge “C” as a Director, Treasurer and President for over nine years. Maurice was also known in the Village as a competitive tennis player. People will remember him as a man of action who worked very hard to please everyone. He will be sadly missed.


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Travels with Sandy – Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast Part II By CHARLES K. PARNESS Florence Florence is a beautiful city with three main piazzas, many cathedrals and numerous statues. Following the middle ages, Florence became wealthy due to their expertise in banking. One notable family was the Medici, and either through conviction or as means to showing off their wealth, they hired artists, sculptors, and architects which contributed to the start of the Renaissance period. As a cultural center they overshadowed every city except Paris. One notable attribute is its use of depth perception seen in its paintings, previously unheard of prior to the Renaissance period. Part of our walking tour included the Galleria dell Accademia, past the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiorre, past the Statue of David (only a very fine replica) and then through the open air Gallery degl. Uffizi. The gallery had numerous statues, but to everyone’s surprise, some came to life. These “statues” were actually mimes cleverly costumed to resemble statues. The most popular one was Cupid who flirted shamelessly with the tourists which became great photographs. Walking past the gallery, we reached the Arno River and saw its most famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio. The last square we visited in Florence was the Piazza Santa Croce, which Sandy and I remembered from our visit to Florence eight or nine years ago. The square is notable for its beautiful church with a huge Jewish star near the top of its facade (the architect was Jewish,) a statue of Dante and several high quality leather

Statue of David good shops. One thing we learned is that most shops are closed from 1 to 3 or 4 p.m. For many Italians, that is when they have their main meal of the day and a time to rest and escape from the intense heat. On the trip back from Florence to Chianciano, we stopped at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial. This memorial site and cemetery, which contains the graves of over 4,000 American soldiers killed in the liberation of Italy during World War II, is set amidst wooded hills. We also visited the village of Radicofani. Again, like most places of interest, it too is perched on a craggy basalt rock about 2500 feet above sea level, and also overlooks the Orcia river valley. The town has many stone houses with external stairways and

blind alleys. We saw splendid sculptures of the San Pietro Church. One tasty attraction we enjoyed was a visit to the Casato Prime Donne winery. We understand that this is the only winery run entirely by women. The wines are chosen by a panel of female tasters who are Italian, German, English and Italian-American. We enjoyed sampling different varieties of wine. Most of the wines they produce are in batches of 15,000 to 25,000 bottles. We also participated in an olive oil tasting event. Of course, every olive oil we tasted was Extra Virgin Olive Oil, between nibbles of Mozzerella cheese. Of the two types of olives, the black variety is only for eating. Assisi The key feature of Assisi is the 13th Century Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The bus only took us so far, and then

we hiked up the roadway. The basilica, built on the slope of Mount Subasio, had many steps and different levels. At each level we saw beautiful sculptures and frescoes by early renaissance masters. The word “frescoe” comes from the Italian word for “fresh“, since the painting was done on “fresh” plaster. This attractive town may have had at least one street that was a level street, but we never found it. The City of Siena Siena was once the cultural rival of Florence. This medieval city - called “Venice without Water” is very picturesque. Like almost all Italian cities, Siena is built on a hill, actually three hills. We visited the Duomo which is the main cathedral. The most famous square in Siena is the Piazza del Campo. The square is shaped like a large

bowl with the city hall and bell tower on one side, and a pretty fountain on the other. The square is the site of an annual bareback horse race with many of the spectators in the center and the racers riding between the center and the many shops and restaurants that front the square. The city of Siena has fifteen districts each with their own flag of different colors and symbols (geese, eagles, dragons, ducks, etc.). The districts are very competitive. The rivalry reaches its peak, when each year about ten of the districts compete in the bareback race for bragging rights and a huge celebration. Each district displays its flag on almost every building giving the city a very festive appearance. Adjacent to this piazza is the Palazzo Publico Terre del Mangia with its beautiful cathedral and the distinctive bell tower. One of the architectural features that epitomize Siena is the many bell towers. The unique feature is that the bell tower and the cathedral are one structure. The Duomo in Castelveccho, the oldest part of Siena, is a weird looking structure. It started out as a Romanesque church, but was modified to include in its style, Byzantine formality, Oriental abstraction and Gothic designs. The floor of the church has extraordinary marble mosaics, which took over 150 years to complete. Leaving Chianciano, we journeyed South through Naples towards the City of Sorrento. See in our next issue TRAVELS WITH SANDY – TUSCANY AND THE AMALFI COAST – Part 3 of 3


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PRESENTS Fall Announcements

FREE Lectures & Events NEW! FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS EVERY MONTH-AT CENTURY VILLAGE!

The First Tuesday of the month is FREE Health Screening and Healthy Talk Day! North Broward Medical Center is bringing you a FREE cholesterol/sugar screening to the first 55 people who register on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 am in GP-N. (You must fast from midnight on). The health screenings will start at 8 am and be followed by an interesting presentation from one of our experts at 9 am. Here is a listing of upcoming topics: Tuesday – November 1 – I’m In The Hospital, Now What? Please plan to join us in GP-N for these fun and informative events. Thursday – December 1 HEALTH FAIR 9am-3pm n the Party Room featuring FREE screenings, cooking demonstration, physician presentations and more!

GIRL TALK: TUMMY TROUBLES? For women only, please join us as Dr. Mayuri Gupta, gastroenterologist discusses common gastrointestinal disorders and treatment for such conditions as heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers as well as the latest diagnostic tools for detecting cancers of the pancreas, liver and colon. Wednesday – November 2 7-8pm NBMC Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space

HAND PAIN?

Do you have Pain, Numbness or Tingling of the hand? Carpal Tunnel May be the diagnosis. Come listen to Dr. Livingstone, Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist, and Dr. Sarah Gibson, Sport Medicine Specialist, as they discuss common signs and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Learn the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, preventative care, as well as treatment options. Dr. Gibson will share how Carpal Tunnel is Effectively diagnosed utilizing EMG and Nerve Conduction Testing. Tuesday – November 8 6-7pm. NBMC Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space.

Support Groups for the Community

ALZHEIMER'S & RELATED DEMENTIA FOR MORE INFO: 954.786.7392 Support group for SPOUSES and/or ADULT CHILDREN of those with Alzheimer's or related dementia – Every Tuesday from 10:30 - Noon in Neuro Resource Center Every Friday from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center Support group for ADULT CHILDREN of those with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center DAY C.A.P.- Helps caregivers deal with special concerns of caring for a dependant loved one. Takes place over 4 consecutive days, four hours per day NIGHT C.A.P. – Same as DAY C.A.P. but held two evenings a week for two consecutive weeks from 6-9pm for adult children or working caregivers

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.7333 Support group for STROKE SURVIVORS and/or their CAREGIVERS 2nd Thursday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. followed by rehabilitative exercises from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.2305 Support group for those with Parkinson’s Disease and/or their CAREGIVERS 2nd Tuesday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. support group and exercises in the Neuro Resource Center

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.2400 3rd Tuesday of each month 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the NBMC Conference Center

CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS Spanish Speaking Women’s Cancer Group

1st Monday of every month Neuro Resource Center—off main lobby 6 p.m. Please rsvp to Patty Gonzalez 754-366-6219

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 1st Thursday of the month 6pm RSVP to Linda Watson – 954.786.5127

MEDITATION & RELAXATION GROUP Last Thursday of the month 6pm RSVP to Linda Watson - 954.786.5127

Look Good …Feel Better Cosmetics and Wigs

Last day of the month 10 a.m. until noon, Please rsvp to Linda Watson 954-786-5127 Must Be Registered To Participate!!

North Broward Medical Center 201 East Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 954-941-8300 Here . . . When You Need Us Most

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PREVENT FLOOD DAMAGE We will inspect each and every apartment in your building for only $19.00 per apartment. You will receive a complete computer read out of the safety (flood) status of your building. Includes: • Water Heater Inspection • All Valves • Toilet Condition (these can easily flood a building) Plumbing Report is Signed by a State Licensed Plumber This Report May Be Used for Insurance Purposes

PETER 561-351-5003 Burst Proof Hoses on Your Laundry Room Washing Machines Makes Good Sense Lic# CFC 053324

How to tell how old your Hot Water Heater is: The first four numbers in the serial number tell you its age. The first two numbers are the month. The 3rd & 4th numbers are the year of manufacture. Do not confuse the serial number with the model number.

Ten years is the life expectancy of a Hot Water Heater! TANKLESS WATER HEATERS $1095 Installed Regular Water Heaters Installed - $875 Call

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PTM Electric, Inc. License #EC13004084

The Construction Guys, Inc. ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECK OF YOUR BUILDING

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Electrical Inspection consists of the following: • The cover of the electrical box is unscrewed & removed to expose the internal wires and connections. These are examined for any deformities that might happen over the last 20 or 30 years. Florida's high humidity can be very destructive to these wires & connections.

Electricity causes vibrations: • Over a 20 to 30 year span of time, these vibrations loosen screws and wires within the box. These loose wires will shorten the life expectancy of your appliances and could cause a fire. • We tighten the screws and lugs and use No Lox if needed. • We also go to the electrical room where your meters are and perform the same functions. • In addition, we will change the batteries in your smoke detector.

PTM Electric, Inc. • EC13004084 Call Peter 561-351-5003 The City of Deerfield Beach is now demanding all water heaters, both regular and tankless, have permits. Two permits are required, one for electrical work, one for the plumbing work.

Electrical Permit The city is requiring an electrical permit and will inspect all electrical work performed.

Plumbing Permit The city also requires a plumbing permit and will inspect the plumbing to be sure we do not cause the building to be flooded.

Tankless Water Heaters Installed Includes both permits, all electrical and plumbing work complete with all parts. $1095.00

Regular Water Heaters Installed Includes both permits, all electrical and plumbing work complete with all parts. $875.00

Licensing We are dual licensed which means we can legally do the plumbing as well as the electrical work. The Construction Guys, Inc. • License #CFC053324 PTM Electric, Inc. • License #EC13004084


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Tilford M Gr. Fl. Quiet Area, New Tile, New Paint, Renovated kitchen, Clean $ 34,000 Oakridge R Perfect Spot Across From Pool, Nicely Furnished, Very Clean $ 27,900 Westbury A Clean Unit, Tiled Throughout, Beautiful View From Patio $ 27,500

Newport Q Open Kit. Full Shower In 2nd. Bath, Beautiful Furniture, Encl. Patio $ 67,500 Newport U Lovely 2 BR 1/1.5 Baths, Tiled, Encl. Patio, Water View In The Rear $ 45,000 Grantham F Complete Turnkey: Updated Kit. & Baths. Walk To Clubhouse $ 44,850 2/1.5 Garden Units

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Feature Of The Month

Introduction to Purim: 3011 By AVIVA RAVEL (This month our Feature of the Month is Introduction to Purim by Aviva Ravel) Welcome ladies to our Purim celebration on this March 18, 3011 in the month of Adar Beth. Congratulations on your extraordinary and exciting costumes. Today Jewish women all over the world are celebrating with us. We honor Esther, one of the first of our great independent women, who with a strong hand, lovely smile, and super intelligence smote evil Haman, and all the men who wanted to destroy the Jews everywhere. She is a true heroine of our people. Since men had made such a mess of the world, we women took over in the year 2168. We now relegate men to jobs such as house-husbands, teachers’ aides, and general subordinate positions so they’ll do as little harm as possible. In our Universal Robot Age, men are no longer needed for muscle, but they are still useful as suppliers of sperm since we are commanded by the Torah to be fruitful and multiply. Fortunately, our life span is now 250 years and our childbearing years continue to age 150, so you can bear children at the age of your choice. Since women have been in charge of the planet, we have eliminated wars, anti-Semitism, racism, terrorism, and general turmoil. We have also discovered ways to do away with tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and we can control the climate everywhere. I am happy to inform you that everywhere from Alaska

to the Ural Mountains, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle the temperature is always at a pleasant 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and it rains once a week and only at night. As a result no airplane flight is ever cancelled, schools remain open ten months a year, and vacations are never ruined by unforeseen weather catastrophes. How fortunate we are to live in the year 3011 and not 1000 years ago, when women washed dishes and floors, cooked, worked in factories and offices, and planted gardens. Now we have Robots for all this work and we can relax all day; read books, watch old movies, and play Bridge, Scrabble and Mahjong. We are proficient at sports such as baseball, boxing, tennis, swimming, polo, football, soccer and car racing. We no longer need washing machines. Every bathroom is equipped with a Robot that soaks, bleaches, scrubs, washes, and dries within minutes. We no longer need dishwashers. Every kitchen is equipped with a Robot that sets the table, serves the meals, washes, dries, and puts away the dishes. You don’t have to spend dreary hours walking up and down what they used to call “a supermarket;” all you do is press the appropriate buttons on your super-express-epicureancomputer, and within minutes, the Delivery Robot is at your door. Then the Kitchen Robot stores the food in the refrigerator and pantry and puts together all the ingredients necessary for any dish,

such as ratatouille, and voila it’s ready for baking, while you can read the latest novel on your Knayidel-Draydel, a new improved version of the old fashioned Kindle that was popular at the beginning of the twenty-first century. We have purified the world so our air is clean, our cars, airplanes, and all vehicles run on H2O of which there is an everlasting supply. Our homes are heated by the sun’s rays, and “garbage” – a phenomenon that plagued our ancestors 1000 years ago – is automatically sent to recycling plants via atomic disintegration and turned into books, toys, and games for the children. Our women have discovered ways to replace our body parts when they are worn out. At the beginning of the century there were primitive ways of replacing knees and hips. Now, with a super-computer-injection we can replace parts of the brain, heart, kidney, liver, eyes, ears…instantly. One injection into the worn out body part and it is automatically renewed. Needless to say, we have conquered all diseases that plagued our ancestors. At the beginning of the century our ancestors had I-phones, cellular phones, I-pads and such. Now our advanced technology allows our hand phones to make coffee, regular and de-caf, spray us with our favorite perfumes, play our favorite tunes, style our hair in a becoming manner, and speak instantly to our sisters in all parts of the globe. When we need a cloth-

L-R Gertie Polster, Freda Seal

L-R Paula Bennett, Shoshana Frucht, Shoshana Caplan ing replacement, we view our choices on our hand phones, click the size and color and the garment is delivered to our doorstep. Now ladies, I want to wish you all a happy holiday, enjoy yourselves, let yourselves go as they used to say long ago, as each and every one of you

contributes to the festivities. I, Aleph Raysh, am your Mistress of Ceremonies this afternoon. On behalf of the Purim committee, I wish you all a Happy Purim. And now we’ll read from the Book of Esther set in ancient Persia in the fifth century B.C. E.


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Balance Blood Sugar with Bitter Melon Cerasee (Momordica charantia) By ELLEN KAMHI, PhD RN able in many Asian or Indian Cerasee, also commonly known as bitter melon, is one of the most potent remedies for diabetes, hypoglycemia, and other blood sugar regulation issues. Many plant medicines have been used by cultures across the globe. Incredibly, these cultures, even without any direct communication, have utilized the plants in strikingly similar ways. Cerasee is an example of this, as it is used in the Caribbean, Traditional Chinese Medicine, African medicine, and in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. Momordica charantia is a creeping, vine-like plant of the Curcubitacea, or pumpkin family. This herbaceous vine has bright yellow flowers and the characteristic miniature fruit, or “BITTER MELON”, has an ovoid or football-like shape, and is about the size of an unshelled walnut. Bright yellow with small, sharp bumps, or tubercles on its surface, there are both wild and cultivated varieties of Momordica charantia. The cultivated bitter melon resembles a light green cucumber with many tubercles and furrows on its surface, and is avail-

grocery stores, and is much larger than its wild sibling. The bitter substance is due to an alkaloid, Momordicin. The fruit of the bitter melon is a common food in many cultures. The fruit is soaked in brine water to remove the bitterness. Then, it can be pickled, stir fried or stuffed. The fruit is a good source of minerals such as iron and phosphorus, while vitamin C, vitamin A, Carotenoids and Calcium abound in the leaves. Cerasee remains one of the key botanicals used by the country people of Jamaica the West Indies, Asia, and India. This plant also grows wild in Florida, and can easily be cultivated by any at home gardener! Infusion of the leaves is used for diabetes, dysentery, worms, and skin ailments if applied as a poultice. The seeds are used as an antihelminthic (dispells worms) and antiparasitic (dispells other parasites), and to promote the expulsion of the placenta after childbirth. This herb should not be used by young women who may be pregnant since it can also act as an abortifacient (causes abortion) This is

Helpful Health Hints By Dr. NORMA LOCKER Your Eyes and Macular Degeneration. Nearly 40,000 female health professionals whose average age was 55 were tracked for about 10 years by researchers. Those who ate fish, (mostly canned tuna and dark meat fish like salmon and sardines) at least once a week had about a 40% lower risk of agerelated macular degeneration (AMD,) than those who ate fish once a month. Women who consumed the most EPA and DHA, the two omega-3 fats in fish, (and fish oils,) also had a 40% lower risk than those who consumed the least. By 2013 the results of a large clinical trial which is testing daily doses of DHA, (350 mg.) and EPA, (650 mg.) should determine whether omega-3 fats can prevent or slow AMD. Another factor in the development of macular degeneration is excessive sun exposure. So increasing consumption of fish to at least two servings a week, (even more is better,) can certainly help to lower the risk of heart disease and perhaps even prevent macular degeneration. If you are not

fond of fish at least supplement with fish oil capsules with your doctor’s permission. Protect your eyes and skin from deadly UV sunrays. Respect and love your body and love yourself enough to practice prevention. Deep Breaths and Working Out. Whether you are swimming, walking or easily jogging, taking deep, full breaths throughout your workout increases the amount of oxygen you take in which can increase the number of calories you burn over time, if that is your goal. The more oxygen you breathe in, the easier it becomes to continue with your aerobic workouts so the cells in your body that convert fat to energy can work more efficiently. Taking deep abdominal breaths also helps you recover faster after a workout because more oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged in your body. As you blow off CO2, your blood becomes less acidic and more alkaline. This prevents the accumulation of lactic acid which makes your muscles sore and helps to recycle this acid more rapidly so you heal faster and feel better.

due to the presence of some B-sitosterol and diosogenin and charantin, and the two glycoproteins alpha and beta momorcharin. Cerasee is also used as an alterative to ‘clean the blood and the bowels’, and benefits boils, acne, arthritis, psoriasis, and other skin ailments where toxic principles are manifesting. Indeed, scientific evidence also documents what Maroon Bush Doctors and many other people know intuitively; that individuals with these skin ailments have been shown to have high levels of circulating endotoxins (usually coming from putrifactive microorganisms in the colon), which can contribute to these diseases. Some of the more fascinating modern day research on Cerasee is the discovery by Indian researchers of an active chemical faction which was named p(plant)-insulin, or charantin. This substance, when injected subcutaneously to HUMAN diabetes patients by Dr. Khannan and his group, significantly lowered their blood sugar. A Dr. Leatherdale reported in his experiments that oral administration of water extracts of the bitter melon fruit improves glucose measurements and glucose tolerance in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Several theories

have been postulated as to the mechanism of action of Cerassee. It may inhibit the uptake of glucose by certain enzymes, or the p(insulin) may actually bind to insulin receptors, and is structurally and chemically similar to bovine or genetically made insulin. The (p)-insulin thereby lowers the blood sugars by allowing glucose to get into the cell. Research is still ongoing, but one thing is for sure, it works! On one of the Eco Tours that I lead along with Dr. Eugene Zampieron (www. ecotoursforcures.com), a Jamaican women who had insulin dependent diabetes since childhood began to exhibit the telltale signs of ketoacidosis, when she experienced sweating, nausea and disorientation. The woman was running low on her insulin supplies, which are hard to come by in Jamaica. There

would be none available until the next day. I quickly harvested some cerassee, made a strong infusion(tea), and administered it to the woman. Within about an hour after taking the cerasee, the women was bouncing back from her near ketoacidodic coma! The (p)-insulin in the cerasee reduced her hyperglycemia. Studies also confirm this in other human test groups, (Upsala J. of Medical Sci. 82:39-41, 1977; J. Natural Products 44: 648-655,1981.), but it is nice to see it really work in ‘the field’! Cautions: Cerasee should be used under the care of a physician, since it is so powerful, and can change blood sugar values. In addition, it may be toxic to the liver if used in high amounts for prolonged periods of time. Cerasee is a serious remedy! It is available in many products found in the health food store, where it is usually called Bitter Melon. Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, The Natural Nurse®, can be heard on radio at http://ehearit.com She is the author of several books, including The Natural Medicine Chest. Dr. Kamhi has been involved in natural health care for over 4 decades. She answers consumer questions at www. naturesanswer.com and consults with patients. www.naturalnurse.com 800-829-0918

Athletic Schedule

Century Village® East November 1st thru December 3rd 2011

Health Club All Levels 8:00 9:00 9:15

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

(Cristina)

(Debbie)

(Cristina)

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

Low Impact

Body Toning & Weights (Gale)

9:45

Easy Stretch

10:35

Low Impact Aerobics

10:45

(Gale)

(Nancy)

12:00

Line Dance

1:00

Senior Fitness &Weights

1:15 1:45 2:00 2:45 3:15 4:30 5:30

(Martha)

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Body Toning & Weights

Relax with Yoga (Janet O)

(Debbie)

Easy Stretch

Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie)

Zumba (Fabio)

(Debbie)

Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie)

Zumba (Fabio)

Senior Fitness &Weights (Debbie)

(Gale)

(Gale)

(Janet O)

Low Impact Aerobics (Cleide)

Line Dance (Martha)

Chair Stretch

Tai-Chi

Balance

Chair Yoga

Line/Tap Dance (Martha) Pilates (Elen)

Chair Yoga

Beginner Belly Dance

Yoga Stretch

Intermediate Belly Dance

(Terry)

Chi-Gung (Janet O)

Yoga Stretch (Dotty)

Relax with Yoga

Low Impact Aerobics Body Toning & Weights (Cleide)

Easy Stretch (Cleide)

Low Impact Aerobics (Nancy)

Zumba

Low Impact Aerobics Body Toning & Weights (Cleide)

Pilates (Cleide)

Yoga Stretch (Dotty)

(Fabio)

Senior Fitness &Weights (Cleide)

(Gale)

Balance

(Terry)

Low Impact Aerobics

(Selena)

9:00

(Dotty)

(Gale)

Tai-Chi (Terry)

(Janet O)

(Selena)

Party Room All Levels

Pilates (Gale)

9:15 Indoor

Arthritic Aquacise

9:15 Outdoor

Aquacise

12:00 Indoor

Arthritic Aquacise

(Cristina)

(Debbie)

Aquacise (Gale)

Aquatic Schedule All Levels

Arthritic Aquacise

Aquacise (Cristina)

11:00-1:00 Indoor

(Cleide)

Aquacise (Sandy)

Aquacise

(Viktoriya)

Swimming Lessons

(Viktoriya)

*Schedule is subject to change

Arthritic Aquacise (Viktoriya)

(Norwo)

Arthritic Aquacise (Viktoriya)

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Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members call for updated meeting information. Call or fax Ron Goldfarb at 954-596-5198. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the General Purpose Room G, September to May. For information, call Norma at 954-428-2386 or 954-571-8673. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November thru April) from 10 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our web site at http://artclubofcve.site. voila.fr/. Artists and non-artists are welcome. Don’t miss our Best of the Village Art Expo on Sat., March 3 and Sun., March 4, 2012. For information, call Claudette Roberge, President (November 2011 through April 2012), at 954-428-1005 or email us at artclubofcve@yahoo.com. Astronomy Club begins its meetings in November. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in General Purpose Room E. For information, call Jerry at 954-428-9381 or Norma at 954-480-8938. Ballroom Dance Club meets every Thursday in the Exercise Room at 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at no charge. Singles and couples welcome. For information, call Ernie Feder at 954-418-8895. Bereavement Group meet and gain support and understanding from others who have experienced loss of a loved one. Learn tools to cope with the grief experience healing and live life again. Meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon in GP-G. For information call Laura Durant, LCSW, 954-7775300, ext. 3041. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women All meetings will be held in the Activity Center and includes board and membership. For further information, contact Dave Polak at 954-420-0096. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the Clubhouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in General Purpose Room N. Study the old and new testaments. All welcome. For further information, call Cora Woodman, 954-421-2789 or Marion Rosenthal at 561-865-1128. Billiards Ladies and Gentlemen, your tables are waiting. Come in and enjoy the great game of pool. If you are a beginner and require instructions, Martin Feldman will be glad to help. Contact him at 954-419-9477. Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl,) Town Center Rd. and Military Trail. All welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call Nelson at 561865-3864.

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Broward Council of Na’Amat USA (formerly Pioneer Women) meets fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Na’Amat Council office, 1721 N. State Road 7, Suite H, Margate. For information, call 954-327-0770. Broward Homebound Program Your donations will enable elderly and disabled residents to live independently at home with dignity. For further information, call Sharon Ross at 954786-2484. Catholic Social Club For information, call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266. Century Camera Club Fall meetings start Tuesday, November 1. Meetings will be the first and third Tuesday of each month through April, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room GP-F Clubhouse. Learn more, share, critique, take photo trips and help plan more. For information call Patty Bender @ 908-477-7811. Century Juniors Club of CVE Active, couples only, social club meets at 7 p.m., second Thursday of each month, accepting new members. For information, call Harriet at 954-426-3008. Chabad of Deerfield Beach Shabbat services are held on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 201 South Military Trail (back gate access from Century Village.) Torah study is on Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For holiday information and additional events and classes, please call the Shul at 954-422-1835, email ChabadDeerfield@aol.com or check our website at www.ChabadDeerfield.com. Choraleers CVE produced and directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room starting November 2, 2011. We rehearse for a once a year concert in our theater. If you enjoy singing, join us. For information, call Esther at 954421-8815, Shirley at 954-426-2107 or Amalia at 954-426-3661. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse in General Purpose Room A. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma at 954480-8938 or Rosalie at 954-427-1593. Clubhouse Bingo every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Party Room. It is new and exciting and lots of fun. Only dabbers are used; no more chips. A six pack sells for $3, the Early Bird and Bingo Special $1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pay $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information, call Judy at 954-421-2580. Cornerstone Community Baptist Church Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., For information, call 954-421-2530.

CVE Duplicate Bridge Club. Games Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 12 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Card Room B. For information, call Irving Ruga at 954-698-9741. CVE Fishing Club Salt & Fresh water fishing. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse, Room C first floor. For more information, call Lucy Mel at 954-684-6881. CVE Interfaith Prayer hotline: 954-571-1763, continuing the work of the late Geri Hope, has Catholic and Jewish residents praying in their own homes from the same prayer list page. Call the Prayer line at any time to request prayers for yourself or others. Requests may be anonymous. Just state the specific need, with the name or initials of the person needing prayer. Miracles still happen. For information, call Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095. CVE Magic Club Monday, 2 p.m., discussions Magic Learning, speakers, discuss magic, conventions, demonstrations. For information, call 954-698-9334. CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse General Purpose Room. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954-428-1794. CVE Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645. CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A, located on the second floor. Membership of $7 entitles you to free coffee and donuts, free lessons, use of club equipment, open play all season and social events. Call Secretary Shelia Guernard at 954-428-9822 or email Larry Norris at hlnorris@comcast.net. CVE String Chamber Group is open to capable musicians. Come and get a musical workout year round on Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the mezzanine (third floor of Clubhouse) Music Library office next to elevator. For information, call Blanche at 954426-4513. CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in our fundraising efforts. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fund-raisers can be found in the flyer in the staff office, or in the guild’s column in this Reporter or on Channel 99. Become a member of the Guild. Support your orchestra! For further information contact President Bea Guccione at 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild contact Kitty Cole at 954-360-

7956. CVE Symphony Orchestra Our 65 member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert, each month, from December through March, including professional soloists. We are looking to add more violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-395-5645. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. and beyond, next to tennis court. All invited. Contact Max Amichai Heppner 954-903-0567. Email: Maxamichai@comcast.net. Dance With Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No Charge. For information, call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-698-9240. Deerfield Beach Computer Club has resumed its popular classes on Friday’s from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The DBCC meets from September till May, except holidays at Westside Park, 445 SW 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach. For further information, contact Barry at 954-7259331 or Jules at 954-570-9470 or visit the club website at www.db-cc.org. Deerfield Beach Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Activities Center. Stimulating political discussions. All invited. Refreshments served. For information, call Bernie Parness, President at 954-415-5658. Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information, call Roz Bloom at 954428-1598. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 of Deerfield Beach has trained Service Officers to assist you in obtaining benefits that you are entitled to. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO VETERANS FOR THIS HELP! Just call 954520-9434 to set up an appointment. District 65 U.A.W. (formerly South Florida Retirees) meets every third month on the third Tuesday of the month, 12 noon, at the Activity Center. Updated reports will be made on the 65 Security Plan. Please attend and bring new members. For further information, call Pearl Hill at 954-421-7776. District Council 37 Retirees Next meeting held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33436. For information, call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-451-3643. Egyptology Club meets for group study, discussion and videos every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., in General Purpose Room C. Future meetings will concentrate on the history, culture and art of Ancient Egypt. The club will continue with the video lectures by Dr. Bob Brier. For further information, call Golda at 954-360-7377.


NOVEMBER 2011 Emunah of America meets third Wednesday every month at 12 noon in the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All cordially welcome. For information about this chapter, call Ina Ciocca at 954-360-0740 or Selma at 954427-8674 or Pearl at 954-426-0189. Friends of Deerfield Beach Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum every Friday at 10 a.m., and the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Seminars held at 7 p.m. in recreation room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction featuring plants, herbs and trees from our nursery. Refreshments served. All invited. Volunteers needed to help spread mulch, weed and participate in planting activities. For further information, call 954-480-4494. Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at noon in Activity Room B at the rear of Le Club. Use bus No. 5. Interesting programs! For information, call Minerva Katz at 954-427-9902 or Adele at 954 427-4970. Hispanic Club meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room B at the Activity Center from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our dues are $6 per year. Come and meet new friends and help us plan club activities. For information, call Ana at 954-427-6033 or Jane at 954-4215584. El Club Hispano se reune el segundo Domingo de cada mes en el Salon B del Activity Center de 2:30 a 4:00 de la tarde. Las cuotas son $6 anuales. Unase a nosotros y haga nuevas amistades y ayundenos a planificar actividades. Para mas informacion llamen a Ana al 954-424-6033 o Jane al 954-421-5584. Independent Living meets in the Clubhouse the first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the elevator alcove near the theater. For further information, contact Jodi at 954722-6400. Italian-American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Join us for fun. Some of our functions: Pizza Parties, Picnics (the Italian Way), Trips, Lunch/Dinner Theatre, Guest Speakers and more. Contacts all year: Lena Radicella at 954-428-2184, Lucille Carlucci at 954421-2406 and Toni Ponto at 954-4280286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN. Jet Setters, CVE’s new club for widows, widowers and singles. Plans for various day trips will be discussed and members will be able to sign up for these events. For information, call Lila at 954-596-9949 or Sandi at 954-7255895. Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary 265 meets the third Sunday of the month in the Activity Room C behind Le Club at 10:30 a.m. Show your support of our troops by joining and getting involved in our numerous programs benefitting our armed forces. We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. For information, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Shirley Goldstein at 954-480-8716 or Mickie Maurer at 954-570-6342 or Ralph Bell at 954-590-2965. The homeless veterans, both men and women, in South Florida are part of the “wages of war.” Those of us who were fortunate enough to go compara-

tively unscathed through the battles, both at home and abroad, owe them a debt. This post is conducting a clothing drive to aid them. They need: blankets, new underwear and socks, toiletries, outerwear, shoes, rain gear and whatever else you think of that will help. Please, all items must be clean and in wearable condition, not torn or dirty. All items collected will be delivered to the Veterans Center in West Palm Beach by us. Just a phone call to 954590-2965 will bring a prompt reply to your call. This post would like to increase its membership. If you are a veteran of any war and are interested, please contact us at the above number. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters. If you have an “Itch to Stitch,” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. Kosher Singles a new club for dining, travel and day trips. Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room B, first floor. For more information call 954-698-9334. L’Alliance Francophone CVE Join more than 800 French-speaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For information, call Reine Larouche at 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. L’Alliance Francophone of CVE Si vous parlez Français, joignez-vous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information, appeler Reine Larouche 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information, call Walter Reich at 954-421-6875 or Victor Goldring at 954-418-2174. Let’s Talk meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month, 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room N. Discussions, daytrips, films will be topics of the day. For further information, call Gladys at 954-421-9232 or Irene at 954-418-9156. Lois Meet Lois Introductions are easy at the meetings of the Lois Club, where membership across the nation is solely on a first name basis. The premise of the club seems to take hold because the name, while popular in the 1930s and ‘40s went out of style. Lois’ say they don’t often encounter others with the same name, so when they do, they’re drawn together. The South Florida Lois Club is fascinating to see how similar we are. Those interested in joining our Lois Club are welcome. For further information call Lois R. 954-425-6922, organizer. Marie’s Cabaret If you like to sing, tell stories and have humor to relate, come visit Marie’s Cabaret every Monday at 6:45 p.m. in Music Room A or the GPA Room in the Clubhouse. Also, if you play the piano or any other instrument, we welcome you. Visit us, and enjoy an evening of pleasure along with meeting new friends. For further information call Herb Krasner 954-425-7009.

Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, an affiliate of the American Heart association, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart Healthy Snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information call 561-392-3000. Na’Amat USA ,Negev/Gila Chapter (Century Village-Deerfield Beach) For information about this organization, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Council of Jewish Women. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse, Room N, at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. All welcome, nonsectarian. Future Events: November 16 (Wednesday) Regular meeting and luncheon from Humana, in the Party Room. Members Only. Call Doris 954698-9434 for further information. December 2 (Friday). Paid up member luncheon, Club House Party Room. February 6 (Monday) Card Party at the Forum. Call Julia 954-428-1602. For all other information call Sylvia 954-4218870 or Betty 954-570-9526. Nature Club will meet the second Wednesday of every month from December to March in Clubhouse Room GP-A at 1 p.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips are enjoyed by our members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information, call Shelly Baskin at 954428-0634. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month starting December 6, 2011 in Room G in the Clubhouse. For further information call Rebecca, 954-426-0469, New York number 914-779-3467 or Jackie, 954-596-4916, New York number 631979-0875. New Covenant Church on the Lake Celebration Service every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., with continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with children/student ministries available. Dinner is served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For further information, call the church office at 954-781-3170. New Horizons Church of Deerfield Worship Service at 10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the church at 954-427-3045. New York Transit Retirees of Florida meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Centura Park Clubhouse, 2395 N. W. 36th Ave., Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your pensions and medical benefits. For information, call 561-479-2149. North East Focal Senior Center: Adult Day Care service, Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-4804463. Yoga Lite every Monday at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance lessons every Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness Program, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 noon to 1 p.m. ($10 donation per month) “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water

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Color Painting class every Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Self Empowerment support group every Wednesday at 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/intermediate, every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginner Computer lessons offered one-on-one at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Michelle Flower at 954-480-4447 and assist in Floral Arrangements. Volunteer opportunities; Contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl. Daily Mass Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. by Rev Kenneth Whittaker. For further information, call 954-421-3246. Philadelphian and Neighbors Club Meetings third Tuesday of every month from October to March, Room N, at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Greet old and new friends. For information, call Irene Axelrod at 954-418-9156 or Lena Alexander at 954-429-2865. Ping Pong Club-Intermediate/Advanced Ping Pong Players wanted for doubles and singles games. 9 a.m to 10 a.m. daily. Come or call Rudy Mozny 954-421-4299. Poetry Study & Discussion Group Poetry heals! It can relieve boredom, anxiety, depression, loneliness and more. Come and see. The group meets Mondays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Howard at 954-571-7148. Practice Spanish Club Meets Mondays 12:30 to 2 p.m. (all year) in the Clubhouse Elevator Alcove on the theater level. For information, call Mary Feldman at 954-419-9477. Red Hatters Club JCP Red Hatters meet the second Wednesday of each month in the Clubhouse. Monthly outings planned. Requirement for membership is a Red Hat and Purple Dress, Blouse, Pants, etc. must be worn on outings. For more information, phone Josephine Privitera at 954-425-7026. Russian Club will be meeting every third Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of Galina Baraz, 2064 Ventnor P. For further information, contact Galina at 954-428-3870. Saint Ambrose Catholic Church Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturday morning Vigil Masses 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 6 p.m., Confessions Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., For information, call the church at 954-427-2225. Senior Support Group We are here to give the support you need. We pledge confidentiality. Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. Room C in the Clubhouse. Provided by the Center for Group Counseling, sponsored by the United Way of Palm Beach County. For more information call 561-483-5300. Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Senior Volleyball for men and women on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Volleyball Court, next to the main tennis courts back of the Clubhouse. Everyone who attends plays. Call Max at 954-903-0567, Email: Heppnershanamax@aol.com.


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Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. There will be no meetings during the summer. Gift Shop now open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone welcome. For further information, call Helen Hagler at 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman at 954725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. A mini lunch is served followed by an interesting program. For further information, call the Temple office at 954-421-7060. Sixty-five Social Club Come join us with a social club that has been in existence for a long time. If you are a couple & like to be active & enhance your life style, our club affords the opportunities of meeting new friends, going on many different cruises, experiencing many restaurants, as well as day trips to museums, casino gambling, shows & theaters, weekends away & mystery trips. All couples of any age are welcome. Don’t waste another minute. For information call Lillian at 954-360-2941. Social Singles If you are 70 years old or younger and feeling young at heart, Social Singles is the club for you. We are a club that enjoys going to shows, museums, nature outings and more. We dine at local restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Our meetings are held the second Monday of the month in the Clubhouse at 7 p.m., Room G. For more information, please call Frieda at 954-429-1750 or Sheila at 954-725-1521. Softball Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call William Brooker at 561-702-2001. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group

NOVEMBER 2011 meets on the second Saturday each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information, call Gladys or Evelyn at 954-429-0455. South Florida Harmonica Club Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate, Fl. 33063. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month until April at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Stained Glass room. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954426-4853. Stamp and Coin Club meets every fourth Thursday at 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room C on the first floor. Residents and guests are invited to have their stamps and coins there to sell, buy & trade. For more information call Rafael Vance 954-421-8579. Stock Market Discussion Club meets the first and third Monday each month at 10 a.m., Room N. Exchange information about stocks, mutual funds, ETF’s and bonds. No fee involved. For further information, call Janine at 954-428-2303 or Hortense at 954-429-1604. Talking Book Club the JBL Library, in conjunction with the Low Vision Group in CVE, is forming a monthly Talking Book Club. Each participant will receive the same audio book. A representative for the JBL Library will facilitate the book discussion once a

month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse, Music Room B. For information, call Marilyn Ball 954-360-9074. Tai-Chi The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress Temple Beth Israel is a Conservative, Egalitarian Congregation, which has a Minyan on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Cantor Irvin Bell conducts Friday evening services at 7:30 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. He also conducts Saturday morning services which are held at 9 a.m., followed by a Kiddush. The Temple has a circulating library of books in Judaica and current best sellers. The library also has an ongoing book sale. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, call the office at 954-421-7060. Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) Services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. in the Activity Center by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows services every week. For additional information, call President Marvin Schmier, 954-570-3316. The Theosophical Society of Deerfield located at 831 SE 9th Street, phone number 954-420-0908 offers a free Sunday Speaker’s Forum every week from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, we have many interesting classes during the day and evenings, also without charge. To obtain a free quarterly bulletin, call the lodge at the above number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE resident, for more information, about specific classes we offer at 954-360-7080. The Village Vagabonds Jazz band plays Wednesday afternoons from 3:30

p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Music Room A from November until April. For information, call Ted at 954-428-0578. United Federation of Teachers/Retired Teachers Chapter Meetings at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. West of Jog, Delray. For further information, call Hilda Cohen at 954428-6805. United Club No. 7 (Retirees of ILGWU & ACTWU) meets on the first Thursday or first Saturday of each month in the Clubhouse, Room N at 1 p.m. For information, call Bea Jacobs at 954 427-2133. United Order True Sisters All welcome. For information contact President Marilyn Asner, 954-427-0461 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, at 954-570-9526. Waves (Navy Gals) Meets every month on the first Saturday at 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954427-7119. We Care of CVE still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. only.) Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675. Women Marines Association Membership is open to women who serve or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Marine Reserves. Many people are not aware of our existence. For information, call Ruth Beisner at 954-428-1637. Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at south County Civic Center on Jog Rd. For information, call Miriam Guz at 561-495-7378.


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Condo Docs/ By Laws/ Amendments Condo Docs: Includes: ByLaws, Declaration of Condominium and Amendments Responsibility: Each unit owner is responsible to give to the new owner, at closing, a Set of these documents. Each unit owner should, at closing, be sure to obtain these documents from the seller – or obtain reimbursement for the approximate cost of replacing them. They can be obtained from any title company for a fee, such as, Bailey & Woodruff Title Co. Tel. 954-571-7919 The cost is $35. Any questions or concerns? Call COOCVE office to speak to a COOCVE Officer.

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85th Birthday Celebration Hispanic Club Text by TONI PONTO Photo by GEORGE MATO John Rementeria, along with his wife Rose Marie and a group of friends celebrated his 85th birthday at the Fresh Harvest Buffet in the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. John is a retired Cap-

tain with the New York City Fire Department and stays in shape by swimming every day in the Clubhouse pool. John and his wife have lived in CVE for 13 years.

Members Remember September 11 Text by SEDORA VILLA Photo by JANET ALLEN On September 11, 2011 members of the Hispanic Club held their monthly membership meeting. During the meeting those present took the time to remember those who died on that day, ten years ago. Some of the members spoke about the impact that this tragedy had on their lives. Miguel Hurta-

do, one of our members who retired from the NYC Police Department, brought American flags, his policeman cap and candles. After a minute of silence the members led by Miguel Hurtado, Carmen Cintron and Hilda Wolf sang the Star Spangled Banner, while Jerry Wolf played the harmonica. God Bless America!

From left to right Miguel Hurtado, retired NYC Police Department, Carmen Cintron, Board member and Hilda Wolf

50th Anniversary Text by TONI PONTO Photo by SUSAN DOVE Arthur and Susan Dove will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary during the Thanksgiving holiday.

They were married in The Bronx, NY on November 12, 1961. They have two children and three grandchildren. A

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Foreign Call Centers Steal Americans’ Jobs By JANICE ZAMSKY During the past couple of years, Big Business has been

employing foreign call centers with increasing frequency. All

types of companies use these centers now including banks, credit card companies, newspapers (for subscriber services) a large package delivery system, a big national major appliance retailer, telephone and cable companies and of course, all major electronic enterprises. The reason is obvious in using off-shore employees: cheap labor. The results are mostly exasperating! These foreign workers usually do not speak English too fluently, and most of the time, are difficult to understand (especially to senior’s ears!)

They have the same answer to all your problems and queries: “Yes, Ma’am.” I’ve been “yes ma’med” to death! When you’re really exasperated, the only solution seems to be: ask to speak to a Supervisor. Usually the Supervisor speaks more fluent English and has more to offer you beyond “yes, ma’am.” My solution to creating more jobs for Americans: Major companies should have to have the same percentage of US residents as employees as their percentage of profits earned in the US. Jobs stimulus plans, less

taxes for Big Business, none of these matter. The only way to create more jobs here is to bring them back from overseas. It’s very frustrating to converse with someone you can’t understand. They, in turn, don’t understand you (or don’t want to understand.) I must add: I have never had a call to a foreign call center without any problems. At the rate I’m pulling my hair out during these conversations. I’ll need a wig to cover my bald spots.

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Never Too Old By HELENE WAYNE

We were always told that you’re never too old to learn. Well, I have no real words of wisdom for you, but I did learn a few things recently. I was listening to a television program the other day and they were talking about how to set a dinner table. All of us know how to do it, but this was a completely different way of learning it. They said that the word LEFT has only four letters in it. Therefore, when you set your table, silverware with only four letters in its name goes on the left side. You got it, they meant a fork. Okay, RIGHT has five letters therefore silverware with five letters in their name goes on the right, spoon and knife. Count the letters. I never heard that before and I’m willing to bet that you didn’t either. We learned from experience or perhaps in cooking class in elementary school. Then, my pop, who was not an educator, told me two things that remain in my mind a thousand years after

he said them. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.” I have found this to be so true. I wish some of the people that I talk to would learn that. Another gem that my father told me was, “Never get into a car with a full bladder, you don’t know where the next restroom will be.” I had the pleasure of watching the last shuttle go off on July 8. When it reached six minutes and 20 seconds of flight, they said it was going 7700 miles an hour. I hope that I heard it wrong or that the announcer added an extra seven somewhere, but, can you imagine that kind of speed with or without the extra seven? Yes, television does sharpen your interest in the things going on around you, but sometimes there are things that you don’t want to be enlightened on. The next thing they were going to report on was about Belly Button lint. No enlightenment today, that one I turned off. See you next month.

Special Needs Residents Visiting the Clubhouse We have many residents with special needs (handicapped, mobility challenged, etc.) who are not able to access the Clubhouse without assistance. Fortunately for some residents, they are able to enjoy the Clubhouse amenities through the assistance of an aide, family member or friend. Whoever accompanies a special needs individual should never leave that person unaccompanied.

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Friendship By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor In my home I have a pillow that says "In the Cookies of Life, Friends Are the Chocolate Chips.” Beyond a doubt, we know that true friends can and will improve our lives. A friend is someone you are not related to by either birth, marriage or any other legal ties. Normally, a friend may be a casual, close, best, motivator or role model friend. But some friends will be more than just a close or role model friend. They may be a best friend as well. Whatever kind or category of friend someone has, if the person is a true friend, then there are some distinctive good reasons why real friends are important. Real friends can be a source of self-esteem and good times. In times of despair for example, true friends will offer hope. The right friends can help someone feel worthwhile. For the friendship to be real, some factors are neces-

sary and must be present in true friendship. Some of the factors are honesty, faithfulness, similar culture, loyalty, being a good listener, love, having ideas in common and to a lesser extent, age and intelligence. Now these are all characteristics that can be acquired and practiced in a very sincere manner to enhance a current friendship and also to gain additional friends. Married people say that friendship is more important than physical intimacy within a marriage. Tom Rath, in his book, Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without makes the point that if you ask people why they became homeless, why their marriage failed or why they overeat, they often say it is because of the poor quality, or nonexistence of friendships. They feel outcast or unloved. It is not always a good idea

to judge friends in a detached way or to doubt a friendship just because you can’t easily identify its rewards. The closest friends like each other for who they are, not for what they deliver. In fact, Aristotle made the point that it is better to give than to receive in friendship. Aristotle also believed that friendship can only arise indirectly, like happiness. It comes with living what he called a good life, including strong personal values such as honesty, character and passion. Oscar Wilde said, “Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.” Beyond a doubt, we must know that true friends can and will improve our lives. A close friend is a mirror of our own self, someone with whom we realize that we are not alone. If we cultivate friendships, we can lift some of the burden from our sometimes unhappy, isolated selves.

I’m Just Askin’ By LEN WITHAM

Experts believe the origin of the American dollar sign $ - was evolved from a pillar wrapped by a scroll. The pillar and scroll appear on the first American silver dollar. Early Americans called these coins “pillar dollars.” So I’m just askin’ if maybe, in light of the world money crisis, the sign for the dollar should be a question mark. The Euro could be an upside down question mark. The bankers and Wall Street and politicians are all at fault for the current financial crisis. But it is far from the first time they screwed up. Remember the Great Depression? Sorry Wall Street, greed is not good, even though the movie was. But you weren’t even born when a Swiss Bank issued the first paper bank notes for Europeans in 1661. Unfortunately, the bank over- issued the notes and they were greatly devalued. The bank collapsed and went out of business four years later. I believe the bank president was the great, great, great, great grandfather of Bernie Madoff. In the 7th century CE, the Chinese switched from pieces of bronze and deerskin to the world’s first currency printed

on paper. They were originally called “flying paper” because they had a tendency to get lost when they flew out of the owner’s hands on a windy day. Kind of like a woman today walking through a shoe sale or a guy in a strip club—but without the need for wind. In the 7th century BCE, the kingdom of Lydia in Asia Minor minted the first metal coins. They were made from an alloy of silver and gold and stamped with a lion’s head. So at the start of every football game we should give them our gratitude for the coin toss that starts it. Historians note that the fall of the Roman Empire was in part due to bribery. Whoever could pay the army and key senators the most money would be made emperor. Today we call this lobbying. Jump to 1949 and we can place the blame for our incredible credit card debt problem on one person—Frank McNamara. He was having dinner at a ritzy restaurant when he realized he didn’t have enough cash to cover the bill. Luckily for him, his wife covered the shortfall. It wasn’t so lucky for us though.

He was inspired to create the first credit card called The Diners Club Card. Decades of personal debt crisis follow and many people are forced to dine on mac & cheese at home. However, the credit card may soon be a thing of the past. Tiny capsules with all your financial info will soon be implanted beneath your skin. All you need do is swipe your chosen body part near a computerized reader to make a purchase. This will give a whole new meaning to the phrase, “I really want your body.” All of this brings us to the ancient Babylonians who thrived on a barter system in the 19th century BCE. They would exchange barley for goods and services. So with the economy taking a nose dive and jobs hard to find and cash being scarce, we may need to resort to this ancient system. It just so happens that my wife would like to trade the laptop I’m writing on for a pair of Jimmy Chu strappy, high heels - size eight. And I have a pair of Dolphins season tickets I’d be willing to swap for an oil change.


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The Art of War for Community Association Managers By BETSY BARBIEUX (Reprinted with the permission of the Florida Community Association Journal) In the book, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War Plus the Art of Management, by Gary Gagliardi, warrior leaders are reminded they need five types of information in order to be successful in battle. Though you are not a warrior leader (though sometimes you may feel like it), Sun Tzu’s words of wisdom are applicable to those of us who manage community associations. The author translates it like this: Information is your most valuable resource. You need five types of information, and no price is too high to pay: Process information Personnel information Competitor information Market Information Customer Information Process information could be thought of as evaluating the systems and methodologies we have in place. Is everything we do necessary?

Is it efficient? Why are things done the way they are done? With technology changing so rapidly, processes should be re-evaluated annually. Personnel information could be obtained through regular evaluations to find out what your people can do. Are they performing adequately, exceptionally? What other skills do they possess that may contribute to the overall goals of the community? Do they need additional training? Has technology made some positions obsolete? Do employees need to be moved to other positions? Because the “mix” of the team changes with each new hire, job descriptions should be reevaluated every time you add a new employee. If the job description doesn’t fit the job or the person anymore, rewrite it. Competitor information may not seem necessary to a community association manager, but it is in a unique way. You need to network with other managers in your area to find out

how they resolve issues with personnel, share information about reputable and dependable contractors and vendors, promote a unified front for safety and crime prevention, develop a broad disaster relief plan, coordinate with law enforcement officials for holidays and heavy traffic periods, ask questions, share needs, and give support. Most of all you need to be with others who truly understand what you do for a living. Market information could mean knowing where you can get the best prices. Your buildings and grounds are in constant need of repair. Because of the drastic and ever changing prices for paint, concrete, screens, plywood, and all other building materials, you need annual reserve studies from certified structural engineers and other experts. As many of you found after last year’s hurricane season, you were horribly underinsured. You need serious discussions with your insurance agent at

least annually so there are no more surprises about what is and is not insured. Customer information, of course, means resident information. What do your residents think? What do they need? There are always a few vocal ones who will always tell you what they think and what they need, but what about the silent majority? Do you have a routine way of keeping in touch with them? Not just getting information to them, but do you have a way to get information from them? Sun Tzu believes you need these five types of information for the following reasons: Stay in line with your company philosophy. In today’s language, that means your mission statement. Do you have one? Is it one that all decisions and goals of your association can be measured against? The mission statement for all community associations is basically the same (your association may want to add to this): The mission of ROE

Homeowners Association is to maintain and protect the value of the property by enforcing the documents and providing a sense of community among our residents. Adjust and adapt to change that will occur over time. Information will help you be prepared. Information will encourage you to look into the future. Be anticipatory. Don’t wait for time to pass so that adapting to change is harder than it needs to be. Prepare for the changes in our economy and politics. For us, economy means the rising costs of utilities, insurance, materials and supplies, wages, and assessments. It also means that with every annual election the politics of our communities change. Rather than fighting battles that could have been avoided with planning, Sun Tzu believed in knowing your industry, foreseeing the opportunities in change, and movSee WAR pg 53

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Who Are The Taliban? By SY BLUM, Associate Editor One of the many promises candidate Barack Obama made during his successful campaign for President was to get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan. As we all must be aware he succeeded partially by getting us out of Iraq, although thousands of our armed forces remain for whatever reason. Unfortunately, Afghanistan is another matter. As we continue to pour untold billions of dollars and many thousands of American soldiers, into this already decade-long conflict, the true fact is we are losing this war. The reasons are many. For one thing we are, for the most part, hated by every Afghan. The main reason we are able to remain in that godforsaken country is money. We continue to flood Afghanistan with billions of dollars; bribing officials, paying unconscionable tolls on roads controlled by tribal warlords, building schools and paying for services that are non-existent and, in many cases, unwanted. Even the nominal President of the country, Hamid Karzai, is not a tried and true friend of the United States. He continues to work both sides of the street in an effort to keep a tenuous hold on his office. Afghanistan itself is an ancient country. It has always been in contention due in great part to its strategic geographical location. While it is generally believed that it has never been defeated in battle, this is not quite true.  In the distant past Alexander the Great conquered the country on his way to India and China. And there have been several others. However, eventually Afghanistan al-

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ways prevailed. The country itself is only 245,000 sq. miles and is home to some 20 million people. What separates the country from most others is the fact that it really has no powerful central government. Down through history it has been controlled by various ethnic tribes led by all-powerful war lords. This is still true today. In effect, there has seldom been a time when there was absolute peace. For the most part, it has been continual war between the many tribes. One of the most dominant of these has been the Pashtuns who ruled the country for more than 300 years and quite recently were in control of 80% of Afghanistan. From the Pashtuns emerged the second most secret and most powerful movement in history: the Taliban. (The first is the super secretive Khemer Rouge in Cambodia.) This scourge on humanity came into prominence around 1994. The word talib by itself means one who seeks knowledge, taliban is simply plural. Then we have the word mullah which means one who gives knowledge. Actually in real terms these definitions are meaningless. The Taliban actually refers to the ultra religious entity that continues to be the biggest stumbling block in America’s attempt to democratize one of the world’s worst countries. The word Mullah actually refers to the leaders of this notorious movement. The sole aim of the Taliban is to enforce sharia, the basic laws of the prophet, Mohammad. These laws are fanatical and inhumane in the extreme. I am reprinting them

here as copied from the best seller A Thousand Splendid Suns by author Khalen Hosseini. -----“Our watan  is now known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. These are the laws that we will enforce and you will obey: All citizens must pray five times a day. If it is prayer time and you are caught doing something other, you will be beaten. All men will grow their beards. The correct length is at least one clenched fist beneath the chin. If you do not abide by this, you will be beaten. All boys will wear turbans. Boys in grades one through six will wear black turbans, higher grades will wear white. All boys will wear Islamic clothes. Shirt collars will be buttoned. Singing is forbidden. Dancing is forbidden. Playing cards, playing chess, gambling, and kite flying is forbidden. Writing books, watching films, and painting pictures is forbidden. If you keep parakeets, you will be beaten. Your birds will be killed. If you steal, your hand will be cut off at the wrist. If you steal again, your foot will be cut off. If you are not Muslim, do not worship where you can be seen by Muslims. If you do, you will be beaten and imprisoned. If you are caught trying to convert a Muslim to your faith, you will be executed. Attention women: You will stay inside your homes at all times. It is not proper for women to wander aimlessly about the streets. If you go outside, you must be accompanied

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ing to take advantage of new opportunities, all of which will give you a better economic and political position. Be the leader who does not resort to “fight” or “flight” but instead one who is able to think your way through a problem rather than just react. The English word for “strategy” comes from the Greek word “thinking like a general.” As a leader, your goal is effectiveness and efficiency. It’s more than just getting the work done. It has to be done wisely with the best people and at the least cost to the association but with no compromise in quality

and safety. Continually choose to innovate and improve your association and its methods and processes. The skill level of your employees may necessitate a change in your methods and processes. The need of the residents may force you to take another look at the way you accomplish your objectives. Advances in technology may mean your equipment is all of a sudden obsolete. Disasters may force emergency repairs ahead of routine maintenance. Shortages in materials and supplies may require alternative solutions. Sun Tzu noted two internal skills that when

put together determine an organization’s competitive strength. Unity + Focus = Strength. Unity is holding your association together. Focus is concentrating efforts around your mission statement. Together they produce strength – strength of leadership and strength of a community. Your philosophy must be to keep the nation peaceful and the army intact. – General Sun Tzu. Betsy Barbieux, CAM, Professsional Development Coach, Florida CAM Schools, LLC, (352) 326-8365, Betsy@floridacamschools.com and www. floridacamschools.com.

by a mahram, a male relative. If you are caught alone on the street, you will be beaten and sent home. You will not, under any circumstances, show your face. You will cover with burqa when outside. If you do not, you will be severely beaten. Cosmetics are forbidden. Jewelry is forbidden. You will not wear charming clothes. You will not speak unless spoken to. You will not make eye contact with men. You will not laugh in public. If you do, you will be beaten. You will not paint your nails. If you do, you will lose a finger. Girls are forbidden from attending school. All schools for girls will be closed immediately. Women are forbidden from working. If you are found guilty of adultery, you will be stoned to death. Listen. Listen well, Obey. Allah-u-akbar.” -----Adding to the mystique of the Taliban is the fact that no one really knows who their leader is. True, there are dialogues between the representatives of the United States and their counterparts of the Taliban. But, in truth we do not know who we are talking with and how much influence they have with the real leaders. Because photography is banned, no one knows what the real leader looks like. We

do know that many of the Mullahs are physically handicapped caused by a lifetime of combat. Many have only one eye; many have limbs missing, along with other infirmities. Nevertheless, even with our far superior manpower and sophisticated armaments, as of now, we have not been able to overcome this tribe of religious fanatics. A large part of the reason is that the Taliban are fierce fighters and know the topography of Afghanistan like you know the back of your hand. They are aware of every movement America and our allies undertake. Spies report our every movement. They rule the inhabitants by fear. In addition, they have hundreds of young fanatics who are more than willing to become suicide bombers and give up their lives for Allah. One of the chief factors hampering our efforts in Afghanistan is neighboring Pakistan. This chameleon country is supposed to be an ally of the NATO forces. In reality, it too works both sides of the street, and by doing so, it is also a safe haven for the Taliban. In this writer’s view the time is long past when we should be out of this unconquerable country and use the money we are pouring down the drain there to try to fix our very fragile economy. May that time be not too far in the future.


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Confessions of a Car Nut By STAN WEINSTEIN

Going back into my younger days as a teenager, autumn was the time of the year when the "new models" arrived. Sometimes I'd see the car haulers carrying six or eight cars to a dealership where they would be unloaded one by one and put into a storage yard or warehouse until the "OFFICIAL" opening day event. At that time the dealers were allowed to display the new models and invite the general public into their showrooms to get the first look, touch, feel and smell of the new cars! Salesmen stood by smiling and happy, ready with a full supply of order pads, all of which had three sheets. The top sheet was always white, the second yellow, and the pink sheet was on the bottom. There were racks of beautifully designed brochures which were printed on very heavy, expensive stock to give the car a greater than life look. You could spend hours just trying to dream up your dream car. What color paint, what fabric, what fabric color, do I get vinyl and cloth or can I get all vinyl, or real leather? You could almost custom build the car you wanted, at least among the BIG 3, which were Chevrolet, Ford and Plymouth. In 1969, I sold automobiles for a small family-owned dealership in Queens, New York. To keep things simple and not get too carried away

I will give you one or two examples of a custom built car. Let's take a typical family model - the very familiar Chevrolet Impala. This car came with a lot of standard features mandated by the government, but after that you were on your own. A basic Impala had a sixcylinder engine, carpet-like material on the front and rear floors, seat belts, 4-way hazard flashers, a padded dashboard, directional signals as well as a full size spare tire of the identical size and brand which were on the car. You also got a fairly sturdy (by today's standards) bumper jack. That's when cars had bumpers. So here comes Mr. and Mrs. America, to order your typical dream car. The salesman would then explain very calmly and patiently how to begin the process. He would first ask Mr. & Mrs. A, "Have you seen the new Impala?" If they said not yet, just caught a glimpse of one or just the one in the showroom floor, he would then show them various models that were "in stock" for immediate delivery and they would go from there. I remember every Saturday after the dealership closed I sat down with the manager and we would make choices of typical cars that we thought would sell. Mr. & Mrs. A were shown maybe eight or ten Impalas in two-door, four-door and

station wagon models. The salesman would then say, "Are you interested in making a purchase"? If they took an in stock model, it was a cut and dried procedure of just negotiating the price. In those days no one ever paid window sticker price! The salesman would write it all up on an order sheet with a deposit, usually a check or a hundred or two in cash, set up an approximate delivery date and bing, bang, boom, the deal was done. Now here's the fun part: Mrs. A. usually decided what color she wanted. The salesman had a large book containing color chips with the names of the various colors. The dealership also had recommended twotone combinations of colors; however, if you wanted something different, you could order any exterior color you wanted as long as it was currently available by the manufacturer. You then had a choice of two-tone paint or adding a vinyl top in a contrasting color to the exterior finish. For example, a black vinyl top would look very acceptable on a gold colored car, just as a white top would look very sharp on a light blue car. Interior colors were then discussed. The salesman had a book with three or four recommended selections. Usually one out of the three would suit the buyer. In some instances,

someone wanted all vinyl or all cloth. Some even wanted factory installed seat covers to protect the seats on their new car. This was also an added, available option. After the colors were decided on, the salesman then presented a long list of options that were available to add on to the car. For example, he might say to Mr. A., "what will you primarily use the car for?" Based upon Mr. A.'s response, the salesman then said, "There are four available engine upgrades on this car." "You can go from the standard equipped six-cylinder engine to a high performance V-8." Most people opted for the small V-8 engine that would give the car adequate power and decent fuel economy. Some folks, however, were content with the basic six. Comfort options and mechanical options were explored next. It's hard to believe that a radio and heater were not standard equipment in cars of that era. Your choices in radios were somewhat limited to the basic three: AM manually tuned, AM pushbutton or AM-FM pushbutton radio. And, if desired, a rear speaker could be added. If you chose an air-conditioned car, there was no need to discuss a heater as the temperature control system was all integrated into one. Had you needed to purchase a heater,

there were basically only one or two models. Most people opted for the better heater. The transmission, steering and brakes were next. You could choose either a manual or an automatic transmission, power steering and/or power brakes. Other options were power door locks, adjustable mirrors, and power windows and seats. Let’s suppose a customer came in and wanted a completely unique and unusual car built to his specs: a car with unusual color combinations and various power options plus additional equipment that these models did not have. I took an order once for a 4-door sedan, Chevrolet Impala, dark brown paint, brown vinyl top, gold interior, 427 cubic inch V-8 engine, and a 4-speed transmission. This gentleman wanted a car that was very sedate and ordinary looking, yet could outperform and accelerate like a drag strip car. I submitted the order and my boss immediately informed me that a non-refundable, 50% deposit had to be left on this vehicle. I personally delivered it. It was an amazing car, truly one of a kind. The guy was a family man, drove to work every day and hit the drag strips on Sundays. I guess you might say he had his cake and ate it too! See ya next time. Happy motoring!

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CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild By MARION G. COHEN A flyer listing information about planned events for the season has been mailed to all members of the Guild. To encourage all residents to join us in our activities, I am listing below the dates of these events. If you are new to our Village, now is the time to join the Guild, the fundraising organization for the Symphony Orchestra. So take out your calendars and plan to join us in our 2011 – 2012 excursions into fun, culture and musical experiences. December 2011 Events  December 6 (Tuesday, 8 p.m.) CVE Symphony Orchestra at Clubhouse Theater Program of Nicolai, Haydn, Bizet January 2012 Events  January 17 – 18 (Tuesday and Wednesday) Trip with a Difference Sarasota on West Coast of Florida Tour and lunch at Solomon’s Castle Dinner and lodging at Holiday Inn Play Smokey Joe’s Café Tour of Ringling Complex Dinner at St. Tropez in Boca Raton Price: $249 double occupancy: $299 single Phone Gladys Miller, 954421-9232 for details  January 22 (Sunday, 2 p.m.) Open Membership Meeting Entertainment by Alex Mikhaylovsky, violinist Party Room, Public invited  January 24 (Tuesday, 8 p.m.) CVE Symphony Orchestra Clubhouse Theater Featuring pianist, Jure Rozman  January 25 (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at bus stop) Florida Atlantic University Opera La Boheme Bus transportation included Price: $58 Phone Marion Cohen, 954428-1315 for details February 2012 Events  February 18 (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.) Fashion Show Clubhouse Party Room Women’s and men’s fashions sponsored by Bealls Luncheon at noon Entertainment by Donna Capobianco and Mitzi Rice Prizes Price: $25 Phone Toni Ponto, 954-4280286, for details  February 21 (Tuesday, 8 p.m.) CVE Symphony Orchestra Clubhouse Theater

Featuring Ian Burr on Clarinet and Robert Losinno on Bassoon  February 22 (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at bus stop) Florida Atlantic University Opera La Traviata Bus transportation included Price: $58 Phone Adele Weiner, 954427-2696, for details March 2012 Events  March 4 (Sunday, 2 p.m.) Open Membership Meeting Entertainment by Marilyn

Maingart, flutist GPA Room, Public invited  March 14 (Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at bus stop) Play: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat Actors Playhouse in Coral Cables Bus Transportation Dinner at Peppy’s in the Gables Price: $79 Phone Betty Schwartz, 954427-1157, for details  March 27 (Tuesday, 8 p.m.)

CVE Symphony Orchestra Clubhouse Theater Featuring Vincent Corrine Stillwell performs in Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole Now isn’t that an exciting list of events to look forward to this coming year? Buy your tickets to the plays and operas early. These events are always sold out. Attend our open meetings. You will be told what’s going on in the Guild and always end up with a delightful musical program.

Sign up for our Trip with a Difference. And attend our Fashion Show. Have you paid dues of $10 single and $15 family membership? You may send your checks to Kitty Cole, 7 Oakridge B. Every membership helps to support our unique orchestra. Remember, all paid up members receive a mailing of scheduled events early in the season. You have priority in joining our offerings before they are sold out!

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Ode To Eva EVA Here’s to our wonderful DIVA. Who’s been our fantastic EN DOOR Her policy always an OP r said “NO MORE!” To complaints, she neve one CALL She always took every ph the HALL. And stopped to listen in

Let’s Be Thankful Let’s be thankful for the good; the blessings and the pleasures; for the          trials we’ve withstood, and for all of our life’s treasures.

voted her ALL. To RECREATION she de duties’ CALL. Always above and beyond

Let’s be thankful for successes, and for frequent failures, too; for from

GAIN Our loss is someone else’s gs us great PAIN. Yes, EVA’s leaving brin

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~ JANICE ZAMSKY

         adversities and stresses we improve our point of view. We have the liberty of choice; to make our own decisions; so let us Let’s express appreciation for the gift of life and living; for the Source           of our creation whose love is absolute and giving.           memories of yesterdays, and the beauty He imparts; for the                    promise of tomorrow, and for confidence and hope; for                              deliverance from sorrow and the capacity to cope. If gratitude becomes our creed, we’ll find we’ll never be in need; so let’s           value lessons learned and all the blessings which we’ve earned. Every challenge that we face provides substance for our soul. We learn, we grow, as God’s good grace guides us to become whole.

The New Normalcy A gulp of despair, a double dip recession Teetering banks with little job growth A pandemic of economic panic A painful thud in the stock market Sickening economics, a tornado of bad news Hitting landfall principles, destruction recovery On the ground, the Chinese property bubble Is bursting as is the European debt crisis Cluster bombs across the bankrupt continent Trolling the Arab street for fund injections Fearing rejections from brown eyed oil plutocrats Blue eyed sheiks remain impotent, Euro troubles Political impotence of US economic policies Can the political class deal with the imbroglio? With the economic bogeymen and focussing illusions Apart from squelching unions and pensions Are they immobilized, like deer in the headlights Fixated, frozen, panic in time as the world economy Is in the static dumps, with our multinationals Hoarding their cash, salting it away Pushing it over the cliff in free fall Focussing on illusions Like Rubik’s cube untangling solutions Elite malfeasance embraced by finger wagging sermons Under the economic elite corporate mattresses…while consumers Cut down their debt, trying to save funds Reactionary to economic fire alarms and ponzi schemes Within a housing market that’s bankrupt Breathing new life with mortgage CPR Into crumbling foundations, quick and disruptive Can the old homestead weather more storms? Avoid being minimalists and doubters Knocking out the Middle class, with bankers sucker punches A neglected co-conspirator with good intentions Try consumption reduction, liberals versus conservatives The new quiet revolution, selling underwear to Adam and Eve Shall we dig holes and refill them? The new myopia Is this Democratic intransigence or Republican obscurantism? Both omnipotent and omniscient A tea party without scones. Dumbing down Is that exponential growth? Is that job creation policy? Withering under entitlements of tsunami costs Can sovereign governments underwrite Economic viability and financial performance? Within the global economic landscape The “perps” ran off with the family jewels Sticking us all with the bill. ~ MARVIN HERSCHON

~ Dr. Norma Locker  

Most Days Most days are insignificant, a stereotype of each other They start and finish with no lasting memories. Most days are irrelevant to the course of your life Unremarkable, a generic journey of beginning and ending. A deluge of consistency, a wall of distant fault lines A disquieting caricature, self understanding, sublime deprecation Free from the rigours of reality, delusional. Life is happening, sublime oxygen blasts, a bruising reality Plumbing the strata of being human, lacking pretension A business where loneliness is underrated, something disposable Lorenz Hart let us know that “unrequited love is a bore.” Like disengaging from boring peoples’ protective bubbles Over well trodden relationship landscapes of pseudo friends Who overestimate their importance, like dull patches in life Elitist gentrification suffering from redundancy Pain evaporates grudgingly, too fast for comfort Most days extract pieces of your life where nothing happens How do people manage pain in an unjust world? How do you experience religion without believing in revelation? Naïve sentimentalist of weeping alienation…insignificant Insignificant as one’s own finitude, like being alone in a crowd. Common sense reductionism of daily shibboleths Innate benevolence for a fragment of oligarchcal justice Is this Fukyama’s “end of history?” The positive checks are in place. The proverbial omelette of terrorism, war, famine, disease, poverty A rash polemic of government outlays exceeding social revenue Is there a moral justification of selfishness virtual or real? Ralph Nader argued that “a society that has more justice Is a society that needs less charity?” Most people during most days no longer need to defend their virtues Against superficial perpetrators that lack disquiet Lorenz Hart sardonically tells us “To the world you may be one individual To one individual you may be the world While you’re awake, you can make the greatest dreams come true.” ~ MARVIN HERSHORN


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Cooke’s Look at Books By RICHARD WILLIAM COOKE A monthly look at books of interest – new and, occasionally, not-so-new fiction and nonfiction – available at local libraries, bookstores and from online booksellers.

How to Love Your Retirement

By Barbara Waxman, Hundreds of Heads, 279 Pages, $16.95, Paperback Finally, a retirement guidebook not written by a retirement guru, someone in his or her forties – or younger! – who is telling retired people what they should and must be doing to enjoy a successful, happy and healthy retirement. This unique new guide contains advice from hundreds of already-retired folks who provide the benefit of their experiences – the “been there, done that” know-how that’s missing from other retirement advice guides. Sub-titled, The Guide to the Best of Your Life, Editor Barbara Waxman, a Certified Personal Coach and President of her own life coaching company, has culled gems of helpful tips, tricks and stories from alreadyretired people nationwide, then interspersed them with contributions from experts in finance, psychology, education, career, health and other critical fields – creating a guide that is not only helpful but also fascinating and fun to read. Reading the advice of hundreds of retirees, one realizes today’s retirement model is not yesterday’s – not just about playing golf, taking cruises or spending time with grandchildren. The book suggests that the word “retirement” be retired and, instead, be thought of as a “portfolio” much like a financial portfolio, made up of a variety of “asset-allocated” interests and activities. And those interests and activities can cover a broad range – or not. One contributor from Ohio says, “My only hobby is sleeping late, reading the entire newspaper and then lying down for a midmorning nap. But other days I take it easy.” About this new book, one reviewer wrote, “Heartfelt thoughts based on the hopes, dreams and actual experiences of retirees. So much fun that I wish I could retire all over again!”

The Kennedy Detail

By Gerald Blaine, Gallery Books, 427 Pages, $28 Where were you at 12:30 p.m. on November 22, 1963? It’s a question that for all Americans resurrects memories of shock, sadness and devastation. For the 34 Secret Service agents pledged to protect President Kennedy, the unthinkable nightmare that occurred that day – the horrific assassination of the young president – created a personal devastation that continues to affect their lives and the lives of their families to this day. Subtitled, JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence, this new book written by Jerry Blaine – one of those 34 men – attempts to set history straight on what really happened that afternoon, as well as in the months that led up to, and following, the assassination told from the crucial viewpoints of the men who were on the scene as each event unfolded. For example, the reader discovers the never-beforepublished story of how Blaine came within a split second of shooting President Lyndon B. Johnson just hours after JFK’s assassination. Chilling details are revealed of a never-beforerevealed meeting the morning of JFK’s funeral in which Secret Service agents were ordered to keep quiet about one important aspect of the assassination. We find out what the unusual set of circumstances were that led Jacqueline Kennedy to accompany her husband on the political trip to Texas and what happened the day prior to the assassination when a Fort Worth hotel refused to register an African-American Secret Service Agent. Most touching are the chapters that reveal how the presence of Jackie and her small children created unique public protection problems for the Secret Service throughout the events of those sad days. As author Blaine writes, “Every man on the Kennedy Detail would re-live those six seconds in Dallas a million times over. For the rest of their lives, they would be defined by the assassination of JFK, questioned and blamed for failing to achieve the impossible.” A sad but true accident of history.

Fire Season

By Philip Connors, Ecco, 246 Pages, $24.99 What lover of the outdoors, especially the rugged mountain wilderness of the western half of the U.S., hasn’t dreamed about spending at least one summer atop a forest fire lookout station,alone and isolated, on a mountaintop surrounded by unbelievable natural beauty, away from the stresses and noise of civilization and enjoying leisurely long, warm days? A decade ago, Philip Connors decided to do exactly that. He left work as an editor at the Wall Street Journal and talked his way into a job far from the streets of lower Manhattan working as one of the last fire lookouts in America – dozens of miles from the nearest town and a five-mile hike through the woods from the nearest road. Spending nearly half the year in a seven-foot by seven-foot tower, 10,000 feet above sea level in remote New Mexico, his tasks were simple: keep watch over one of the most fire-prone forests in the country and sound the alarm at the first sign of smoke. The landscape over which he keeps watch is rugged and road-less; it was the first region in the world to be officially placed off limits to industrial machines and it typically gets hit by lightning more than 30,000 times per year. So much for leisurely, long days! In this remarkable, and eminently readable, new memoir Connors recounts his days and nights in this forbidding land, untethered from the comforts of modern life; the eerie pleasure of being alone in his glass-walled perch with only his dog Alice for company; occasional visits from smokejumpers and long-distance hikers; the strange dance of communion and wariness with bears, elk and other wild creatures and always the majesty and might of lightning storms and untamed fire. Filled with reflections on work, our place in the wild and the questionable history of how man is caring for the last wild places on earth, author Connors – a Thoreau in his own right – has written the Walden’s Pond of our day.

The Grand Emporiums

By Robert Hendrickson, Stein and Day, 488 Pages, $18.95, Paperback For any New Yorker of a certain age, memories of life in that great city certainly include visits to its great department stores – Gimbel’s, Ohrbach’s, B. Altman, Franklin Simon, Bonwit Teller, Klein’s, Stern’s, Alexander’s, Abraham & Straus, E.J. Korvette – all consigned to the dustbin of history. And other U.S. cities have lost their flagship department stores as well – Marshall Field’s in Chicago, Meier & Frank in Portland, Frederick & Nelson in Seattle. Other stores of note, some of which are still operating, include Dayton’s in Minneapolis, Rich’s in Atlanta, Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia, the May Co. in Los Angeles, The Emporium in San Francisco, Foley’s in Houston, Jordan Marsh and Filene’s, both in Boston and Burdine’s – “The Florida Store” – now just a beloved memory. The Grand Emporiums: The Illustrated History of America’s Great Department Stores is a book that celebrates the heyday of department stores. As author Robert Hendrickson writes, “Most anything under

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the sun could be bought in the great department stores which were surely the most Barnumesque of America’s big business. “It’s said, in fact, that the man who recently walked into Macy’s and ordered a complete kingdom wasn’t a lunatic. He was simply told that while there was no kingdom for sale presently, Macy’s might be able to get him a duchy or a principality tucked away in some corner of Europe.” But the big stores have also never overlooked bargain shoppers, he writes: “The grand emporiums have always been ‘all things to all people.’ Generations have flocked to them from every possible place, every walk of life.” Well, that was yesterday. Today’s department stores – the ones remaining – have adjusted to meet the needs and desires of a new breed of shopper. One of the delights of The Grand Emporiums, with its detailed history and photos of every major department store that ever existed in the U.S., is a most wonderful and satisfying – and one must add – wistful walk down memory lane.


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CVE Duplicate Bridge Club Winners for September

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Bd: 28

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♣K J 6 5 ♠9 8 5 4 3

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♣A 10 4 3 ♠Q J 6 ♥K Q 7 5 ♦A Q 6 2 ♣9 8

North’s 11 points comprise 2 ½ quick tricks: North has a better 11-count than South had on Board 10. If North opens 1♣, East can overcall 1♥, and South will dismiss any thoughts of a penalty at the vulnerability and jump to 3NT. If instead North passes as dealer, as we would, East will open 1♥. South can’t act, but after West passes, North can reopen with a double, and even if South settles for an invitational jump to 2NT, North can raise since his hand could hardly be better. Against any defense, South can come to nine tricks. If West leads the ♦J, South can win with the queen and reach dummy enough times to lead toward his heart honors. He will also lead to the ♣J at some point to get four spades, one club, two hearts and two diamonds. North-South should score only a little above average for +600.

The Puzzler By CHARLES K. PARNESS

Two Short Problems A) Getting Signatures Eight volunteers were at the Clubhouse Party Room getting petition signatures from CVE residents calling for a referendum on the Utility Tax. It was observed that in eight minutes, the eight volunteers obtained exactly eight signatures. One of the volunteers had to run an errand. Working at the same pace, how long would it take for the seven remaining volunteers to get seven signatures? B) Where Am I? A jungle explorer was hopelessly lost until he stumbled into a local market. He knew two things 1) that he was in either the Xebuland or Yahooland district and 2) that all Xebuland natives always told the truth while Yahooland natives always lied. To find out which district he was in, what question did the explorer ask of the first person he met at the local market? The Solution to Puzzler – can be found on page 69.

Saturday 9/3/11 B. Wais/B. Feldstein – R. Davis/C. Vilinsky 9/10/11 G. Rothman/F. Oppenheim – P. Tepper/H. Lieberman 9/17/11 A.Orent/A. Shore – B. Luber/P. Tepper Monday 9/5/11 B. Ruga/I. Ruga 9/12/11 A.Shore/A. Orent – D. Long/H. Lieberman 9/19/11 A.Shore/A. Orent – R. Davis/C. Vilinsky 9/26/11 P. Tepper/B. Wein-

berg – B. Wolf/F. Beaudin Tuesday 9/6/11 A.Greene/L. Silverstein – R. Rosen/H. Lieberman 9/13/11 R. Greenberg/J. Crown – R. Colman/P. Tepper 9/20/11 R. Davis/L. Fertik – C. Vilinsky/R. Devorin 9/27/11 B. Ruga/I. Ruga – R. Colman/B. Weinberg

Classes Offered By drf, inc Contact the Class Office for Registration Dates for the next Class Session To register please pick up a Class Flyer at the Class Office; flyers are available two weeks before registration begins. (Note: Registration continues to the 2nd week of classes – no prorating of class fee)

Beginners Bridge (Step 1)

Spanish Intermediate

Beginners Bridge (Step 2)

Conversation Yiddish

Intermediate Bridge

Beginners French

Advanced Bridge

Theatre Arts

Oil, Multimedia & Ink

Drumming Crash Course

Mixed Media Painting

Drumming Intermediate

Abstract Art

Relax, Meditate

The Art of Portrait Drawing

Learn About Astrology Pro & Con

Clay Sculpture

Gambling To Win

Intermediate Lapidary

Current Affairs Roundtable

Crafts for the Home

Beginners Computers

Soft Sculptured Doll Making

Intermediate Computers

Mah-Jongg (Beginner)

Email & Internet

Spanish Beginners

Digital Camera & Photography

Spanish Beginners ( Step 2)

Fun in the Kitchen w/ Fred & Sheila

Please Note: All Classes are subject to change; the Class List is subject to additions and/or deletions. Contact the Class Office for a complete Class schedule. If you have any questions, please call the Class Coordinator at 954-428-7696 Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


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SUDOKU Sudoku doesn’t require any special math skills or calculations. It is a simple and fun game of logic -- all that’s needed is brains and concentration.

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There is really only one rule to Sudoku: Fill in the game board so that the numbers 1 through 9 occur exactly once in each row, column, and 3x3 box. The numbers can appear in any order and diagonals are not considered. Your initial game board will consist of several numbers that are already placed. Those numbers cannot be changed. Your goal is to fill in the empty squares following the simple rule above. 1. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each row. 2. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each column. 3. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each 3x3 box. 4. A complete Sudoku puzzle contains the numbers 1 through 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box. Hint: Start with a square that only has three numbers missing. Look at surrounding squares and grids to see which numbers you need to fill that 3x3 grid. SOLUTION ON PAGE 75

JUMBLE

CRYPTOGRAM By CHARLES K. PARNESS

By CHARLES K. PARNESS

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CVE Symphony Orchestra By WILLIAM P. BRYAN, Ph.D. CVESO Vice President CELEBRATING OUR 30th YEAR How quickly the time flies by…our last concert for the 2010-2011 season was this past March, and we already are preparing for the 20112012 season. Tempus fugits, when we least expect it!!! This new concert season will continue with the level of symphonic sophistication that you all have come to enjoy. And that which we, the musicians, have come to enjoy performing for you. And, talking about how fast time goes by… Our CVESO History… The Century Village EastDeerfield Beach Symphony Orchestra (CVESO) was founded in 1981 by Stella Lass, a retired music teacher from New Jersey who retired to Century Village East. Our esteemed conductor, Dr. Clark McAlister, has been with the CVESO since that time. The orchestra attracts active professional, retired professional, and “advanced amateur” musicians. Many of the musicians have performed with the finest professional orchestras in the United States, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Julliard School of Music, and the Eastman School of Music, thus enhancing both its sound and its stature. Because of this influence, it has been recognized that our orchestra is considered to be one of the finest in Southern Florida. The orchestra, therefore, attracts many of the finest musicians as its guest performers, at every concert! We welcome CVE residents who are musicians, especially string musicians with orchestra experience, to join the orchestra. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings, from the end of October through March during the concert season, in the Clubhouse Auditorium.

If you are interested, contact our concertmaster, Mary Ellen Sorce, at (561) 395-5645. To add to this, we have a most active ORCHESTRA GUILD, presided over by Bea Guccione, President. Bea, along with her very active volunteers, conducts many wonderful and fulfilling activity programs throughout most of the year to raise funds for the orchestra. There are hundreds of music lovers in CVE who take part in the Guild’s programs…we hope that you actively participate in these programs in support of your CVESO. This season’s programs will feature music by Beethoven, Haydn, Bizet, Nicolai, Grieg, Strauss, Rossini, Danzi, Lehar, Auber, Debussy, and, Lalo… and the seasonal program is still being finalized as this article is written!!! Concerts are held on a Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Clubhouse Auditorium. And don’t forget…we need your help in filling all of those 1,600 seats for each and every concert! A big job, but we are confident that you can help us fill the Auditorium to its capacity! The filling of every seat represents to the orchestra, a healthy annual budget. The 2011-2012 Concert Program… Our seasonal program, to date, includes the following: December 6, 2011 Beethoven: Egmont Overture Haydn: Cello Concerto in D, with Ross Harbaugh, cellist Bizet: L’Aslesienne January 24, 2012 Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor Overture Grieg: Piano Concerto, with Jure Rozman, pianist J Strauss, Jr.: Die Fleidermaus Suite February 21, 2012 Rossini: La Cenerentola Danzi: Sinfonia Concer-

tante, with Ian Burr, clarinet; and, Robert Losinno, bassoon Haydn: Symphony No. 82 (L’Ours) March 27, 2012 Auber: The Crown Diamonds Overture Debussy: Children’s Corner Lalo: Symphony Espagnole, with Corinne Stillwell, violinist Note: program may change at discretion of Dr. Clark McAlister, Conductor.

Meet Our Guest Musicians…

Ross Harbough, Cellist: Haydn…Cello Concerto in D According to the Atlanta Journal, Ross “is on the leading edge of a solo concert career with thorough understanding for both his instrument and…the music he plays on it.” Ross has soloed with the Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati and Toledo Symphonies, among others. He was Principal Cellist of the Grand Rapids and Toledo Symphonies. He appears regularly on National Public Radio. He has served as judge for the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the Stulberg Competition, and, the Fulbright Competition for Graduate Music Study Abroad. He performs and teaches each summer in music festivals including Cabrillo, Interlochen, Madeline Island, Pine Mountain, HamdenSydney, the Margess Institute in Switzerland, and the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory. Jure Rozman, Pianist: Grieg’s Piano Concerto Jure is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Broward College in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Slovenia, his secondary education was at the Secondary Music School in Ljbljana, Slovenia. He then continued his studies at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and completed his Master and Doc-

toral degrees at Louisiana State University. He has won numerous awards, including first prizes in the Slovene National Radio Competition (1995 and 2001) and the Dean’s Concerto Competition at LSU in 2001 and 2004. He frequently has presented solo and chamber music recitals in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Croatia, and the Czech Republic, and, the USA. Ian Burr, Clarinetest and Robert Losinno, Bassoonist: Danzi’s Sinfonia Concertante Ian received his Master of Music (MM) degree in clarinet performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the principal chair with the CVESO. Since moving to South Florida in 1989, he has performed extensively with every major musical organization in the region, including the Florida Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, and the Florida Grand Opera. Robert is a musician with the CVESO and is the orchestra’s Manager. He attended the Manhattan School of Music and the Harrt School, University of Hartford, receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance. He also received the BBA degree in Arts Administration. His orchestral experiences include: the Brevard Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Ballet Florida Symphony of the Americas, Palm Beach Pops, and the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra. He has played for Andrea Bocelli, Yehuda Menuhin, Della Reese, and Usher. Corinne Stilwell, Violinist: Symphony Espagnole Corinne received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and professional certificate from the Julliard School of Music, NYC, where she was first enrolled at the age of 10. A versatile musician, she appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, on the Dame Myra Series in Chicago, and as soloist with numerous

orchestras throughout the United States, and on tour in Europe. Frequently heard on WXXI-FM public radio, she has collaborated with David Shirfin, Robert Levin, Pepe Romero, and members of the Eastman School of Music faculty. She served as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and was a member of the Harrington String Quartet. In 1997, she joined the faculty at Florida State College of Music, where she is Assistant Professor of Violin Performance. Meet Our Conductor… Dr. Clark McAlister Dr. McAlister has faithfully served as the CVESO Conductor since 1981. He is Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Edwin F. Kalmus & Co., Inc. and Masters Music Publications. Additionally, he is the Artistic Director of Klavier Records. He had been the Assistant Conductor and Music Administrator of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida (later known as the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra,) Music Director and Conductor of Palm Beach Community College, and Instructor-inResidence at the University of Montana at Missoula, and currently holds that position with Chamber Music of Palm Beach. He is an active composer and arranger; his compositions and arrangements are played by orchestras and ensembles in the United States, Europe and Japan. They have been recorded by Klavier, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and Albany. Dr. McAlister is the recipient of a fellowship in composition from the Florida Arts Council, and received his Doctor of Music Arts degree from the University of Miami. He is also the conductor of the Lyric Chamber Orchestra of Highland Beach, and Co-Conductor of the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra and the New River Orchestra.


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CVE Clubhouse Library News By BARBARA NATHAN MARCUS I have been particularly interested in talking about Barbara Kingsolver. I think that she is one of America’s best writers. Her books are held in our own CVE Library and they are outstanding. According to her official biography Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955, and grew up in rural Kentucky. She earned degrees in biology from DePauw University and the University of Arizona, and has worked as a freelance writer and author since 1985. At various times in her adult life she has lived in England, France, and the Canary Islands, and has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Mexico, and South America. She spent two decades in Tucson, Arizona, before moving to south-western Virginia where she currently resides. Her books, in order of publication, are: The Bean Trees (1988), Homeland (1989), Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike (1989), Animal Dreams (1990), Another America (1992), Pigs in Heaven (1993), High Tide in Tucson (1995), The Poisonwood Bible (1998), Prodigal Summer (2000), Small Wonder (2002), Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, with photographer Annie Griffiths Belt (2002), Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (2007), and The Lacuna (2009) The Lacuna (2009) is an amazing read, a rewrite of history and a re-establishing of self identity. Before I left CVE last spring, one of the ladies on the Board of the Library gave me a copy of a wonderful letter from a seasonal visitor who had returned to Toronto and I quote as follows: “As I told Lil (Yasny) I believe that your library is one of the best things available at CVE. You offer all kinds of recent books and newspapers, etc., to the residents and the fact that you are all volunteers makes it more special. I must tell you that I picked up several articles of jewelery and plates etc., in your boutique, which I have enjoyed very much.” said Rose Cooper. Ms. Cooper also enclosed a check, a donation to the CVE Library. The folks at the Library thanked Rose so very much for her donation. It goes to buy the books that you read. I wish to thank Rose Cooper publicly and to highlight the appreciation that our volunteers have received.

Now this is my wonderful repetitive blurb to remind you of the excellent things that you can avail yourself of at the CVE Library. We have our “Boutique,” where you can buy excellent chachkes, or donate some of your own chachkes that you are bored with. We have hard covered books for sale as well as large print books. The books are in good condition and can be given as gifts or as excellent additions to your library. Paperbacks abound! We have some plants for sale as well. Also, there is the wonderful magnifier, a most useful piece of equipment that aids those of us who need extreme magnification. Like me. Until next month! Answer to the Puzzler A) Getting Signatures If eight volunteers got eight signatures in eight minutes, then one volunteer would get one signature in the same eight minutes, two volunteers would

get two signatures in eight minutes, and finally seven volunteers will get seven signatures in the same eight minutes. B) Where Am I? The answer is “Do you

live here?” Suppose he was in Xebuland. The Xebuland native (truthful) would say Yes while the Yahooland native would lie and say Yes. A Yes answer means he is in Xebuland..

Suppose he was in Yahooland. The Xebuland native (truthful) would say No while the Yahooland native would lie and say No. A No answer means he is in Yahooland - and there you have it.

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The Motown Sound By PAULINE MIZRACH Recently the American Idol Show dedicated its whole show to Motown Sound Music which brought back fond memories from the 1960s to the present time. Bring on the Motown Sound! Motown is a record label that was originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. and was incorporated as “Motown Record Corporation” in Detroit, Michigan, USA on April 14, 1960. Now headquarters are in New York City and Motown is a subsidiary of Universal Motown Records Group. The Motown sound record label is a style of soul music with distinct pop influence.

Some Motown history: Berry Gordy got his start as a songwriter for local acts such as Jackie Wilson and the Matadors. Wilson’s single, Lonely Teardrops, written by Gordy, became a huge success – still he did not make as much money as he deserved from this and other singles he wrote for Wilson. He realized that a more lucrative end of the business was in producing records and owning the publishing rights. More on Motown and Berry Gordy: in 1959 – 1972, Gordy purchased property that would become Hitsville, USA Studio where it served as Motown’s headquarters from 1959 – 1968. Motown played

an important role in the racial integration of popular music. It was the first record label owned by African-American artists and achieved crossover success. From 1961 – 1971 Motown had 110 top hits and artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five who were all signed to Motown labels. Jimmy Ruffin, Shorty Long, The Temptations, The Contours, Martha and the Vandellas all found success before joining Motown acts; they were also enjoying widespread popularity among black and white audiences alike. Los Angeles 1972-1998. The top producer of Motown label recordings continued turning out hits for their well-known

A Proposal By AVIVA RAVEL

ROSE is a spry, lively woman in her mid-70s, speaking to her guest who follows her into the living room; her guest is not visible to the audience. The year is 2001. ROSE: Come in, come in, Mr. Margoles. This is my palace, not fancy but very comfortable, with a view of the garden. Not much of a garden, just a tree, a bush and a lawn but nice for sitting outside. Sit, please sit; it’s a comfortable chair, right? So how do you like my place? I sewed the drapes, slip covers and pillows myself. As you can see, everything is “spic and span” – like the cleanser. (Laughs) Please, have a peach; I bought the nicest ones in the fruit store. Later we’ll have tea with homemade cake, sponge, honey, chocolate; take your pick. Not too sweet, just right. Yesterday when we met in the park, I could tell right away you’re a refined gentleman. Were you born in this country? Oh, on Colonial, near Mount Royal? That’s amazing; I was born just around the corner on de Bullion. We must’ve gone to the same school. Bancroft; that’s it! Did you have Miss Saltzman? She was my favorite; she was very kind, and Miss Schlossber. Excuse me, she didn’t teach grade four; she taught grade three. She conducted the choir and read books to us. Yes Dr. Dolittle. No, I think you’re right, she taught grade four; you have a very good memory. If you don’t mind my asking, Mr. Margoles, how old are you? Seventy-five is a nice age; I’m 73. It’s no use lying about your age, everybody will know the truth any-

way when you die. I could tell you stories – but never mind that. Tell me, Mr. Margoles, did you finish high school? Me neither. I went from grade nine to Business College, and then I managed a whole office; I’m still a good manager, and you? A baker! That’s a nice profession; was your father a baker too? Then you come from a long line of bakers! I’m impressed. I also bake a nice bread from time to time, but not as good as you I’m sure. So, you live in the neighborhood? Mountain Sights is a nice street. Do you own the building or do you rent? Four hundred eighty-five dollars! That’s a lot of money; I pay $450, so together it is $ 935. If two people shared a flat like this, and each one paid $225; that’s a big savings! Let the landlords get rich on someone else’s back. Who cleans your house? How much do you pay her? Fifty dollars is too much. If two people shared a house, the cleaning would cost $25 each; and if one person likes to clean, like me, for example, it wouldn’t cost a penny and your laundry? You send it out? Fifteen dollars a week, that’s a fortune! You could throw everything into a machine like mine, and it wouldn’t cost a penny, except for the soap of course. So, you’re also alone? Six months. I’m very sorry; I’m sure she was a wonderful wife and mother. A refined gentleman like you would only have the best. But it’s an interesting fact that most people seem nicer after they’re gone. Take my Marvin for instance; he had a terrible temper. When he was mad, you could hear him all the way to Miami, espe-

cially when he lost at poker, and business was slow. He sold boxes for a living. But, of course he had his good points. When he told a joke, you couldn’t stop laughing. And he was a terrific dancer – tango, waltz, fox trot, you name it. (Demonstrates) We had lots of good times. Now when I think about him, I forget the temper. It happened suddenly; three years ago, he walked down the street, fell and that was that. And your misfortune – was it also sudden? She was sick a whole year! That must’ve been hard on you. But a person mustn’t ask questions. You have to put the past behind you, and think about today and tomorrow. How’s your health? That’s wonderful. I said to myself yesterday, when I saw you in the park, “That must’ve been an athletic man.” I bet you played baseball. I knew it! It’s my favorite game; I used to listen to the Brooklyn Dodgers on the radio. I’m also in good shape, a little arthritis in the fingers, but I don’t pay attention. Every day I walk for at least a half hour. Tell me the truth Mr. Margoles, are you lonely? So am I; sometimes I talk to myself just to hear my own voice. But I go out a lot; I like movies, a concert now and then, a play. I’m always busy – cooking sewing, cleaning, and I have nice friends. I’m active in Hadassah. Do you have friends? That’s nice. I’m also financially independent, so I don’t have to worry where the next penny is coming from, like in the Depression. I have savings of my own, and my husband left me something, so together with the old age pension and the supplement, I’m okay. I’m sure you have a good

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label; The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Diana Ross and the Supremes resulted in critically acclaimed albums. Later, Danny Goldberg, who ran Polygram Mercury Records group, assumed control of the Motown label. George Jackson now serves as president. Where are they now? Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations? Ross left Motown for RCA from 1981-1988 but returned in 1989 and stayed until 2002. Stevie Wonder has remained with the Motown label since its early days and recorded for other labels besides Motown. Motown Productions got its start in films by turning out two hit vehicles for

Diana Ross: the Billie Holiday biographical film Lady Sings the Blues (1972) and Mahogany (1975). Other Motown films include Thank God It’s Friday (1978), The Wiz (1978). Motown was losing money and Berry Gordy sold his ownership in Motown to MCA Records and Boston Ventures in 1988 for $61 million. It has been a great ride; the Motown genre, the unique variety of music; the rhythm and blues, soul, hip hop and pop. Looking back, I remember the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island days, rides, moving up and down, reflecting on fond memories of Motown times, then and now. Remembrances of the great ride. Full Circle? It’s been a great ride!

income from your savings too. After all, a baker, that’s excellent! It’s important to be independent and not to have to ask the children for help, God forbid. I could tell you stories, but never mind that. Talking about children, how many do you have? I also have three. All married? Mine, too. Where do they live? Ah, in the States, but I’m sure they visit for the holidays at least. Not so often? Well, I always say, they have their lives, and we have ours, and that’s how it should be. Only one of mine lives here; I don’t bother her, she doesn’t bother me. And grandchildren, how many? Eight! You’re more productive than I am; I only have four, may they all be well. Look, Mr. Margoles, at our age we have to be practical. For example, I made a will and left everything to my children and a little something for Hadassah. It says in my will that if I should marry again, nothing changes. You know, some men will marry a woman for her money. I could tell you stories, but never mind that. Tell me, do you have a will? Everything to the children and something to charity; I saw right away, when I met you yesterday, that you’re a smart man. Mr. Margoles, what’s your first name, please? Henry, that’s a nice name. I’m Rose, but everyone calls me Rosie. Henry, I want to come right out and tell you what’s on my mind. Since when we met in the park yesterday, I haven’t stopped thinking about you. Oh, you’re making me blush. I didn’t mean it that way; what I mean is, I like you. You’re a nice person and talk polite; your suit is nice but needs a little pressing, but never mind that. So I was thinking – I have two extra rooms; and I’ve been looking for someone to share the house with, a partner. You would suit me perfect. Please, I’m not suggesting marriage; what an idea! We

hardly know each other; just a partnership. Of course you never know what can happen later; we might like each other more or less, time will tell. But meanwhile, you can have your own bedroom and privacy, and bring all the furniture you want. And you won’t have to eat frozen dinners and canned beans anymore, and everything of yours will be kept spic and span, like this house. I’ll only ask you to pay half the rent and a contribution for food. You know how expensive food is these days. Yesterday I paid $3.50 a pound for these peaches. Sure, I know this is sudden but at our age, we don’t have time to waste. For example, when we were young, a girl could date a man for a year, be engaged for two years, set the date for the wedding or postpone the wedding; there was all the time in the world. Now it’s different; if I don’t grab the chance when I see it, I might lose it; and a nice man like you doesn’t turn up every day. Sure, it’s called living together, but who cares what people say? At our age, it makes no difference; if everybody minded their own business, we’d have a better world. Anyhow, Henry, if my proposal is agreeable to you, I’ll be very happy; if not, I won’t hold it against you. I’ll still serve you tea and three kinds of cakes I made especially for your visit. I’ll put up the kettle right now. You can think it over, and make up your mind; take your time, it doesn’t have to be a “yes” or a “no” right now. A “maybe” is good enough. (At the exit) Just for the record, Henry, I used to be a knockout. I was chosen Queen Esther at the “Y” Purim Ball in 1947. And now, well I’m not so bad for an older woman, right? I mean, you could do a lot worse. Don’t go away, Henry; I’ll be right back. (Exit)


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Movie Review November By SANDRA PARNESS

HORRIBLE BOSSES Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses in the way of their happiness. Starring Jason Bateman. R, 98 minutes, Rated R for Adult Situations. Playing Monday, November 7, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m. SOMETHING BORROWED Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy’s fiancé. Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield. PG13, 112 minutes. Playing Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2011, 8 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2011, 8 p.m., Sunday, November 13, 2011, 8 p.m. KILL THE IRISHMAN The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for the mobsters in Cleveland in the 1970s. Starring Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken,

Vincent D’Onofrio. R, 106 minutes, Rated R for Adult Situations. Playing Monday, November 14, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 2 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2011, 8 p.m., Friday, November 18, 2011, 8 p.m. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet. Starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon. PG-13, 120 minutes. Playing Sunday, November 20, 2011, 8 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m. SOUL SURFER Based on a true story, a teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after she loses an arm in a shark attack. Starring Anna Sophia Robb,

Melodies Memories Gold Standards of the American Songbook

Dennis Quaid, Ellen Hunt. PG, 106 minutes. Playing Friday, November 25, 2011, 8 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2011, 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2 p.m. THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, J.K. Simmons, Julia Omond, PG, 105 minutes. Playing Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 8 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011, 8 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2011, 8 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m.

The Broward Center & Mazel Musicals present The

Double Chai THEATRICAL Series

FREDDIE ROMAN’S

Monticello Memories

Comedy, Song and Dance From the Catskill Mountains!

HOW LUCKY CAN WE GET?

THE SONG IS YOU

The Songs of Kander and Ebb

December 14 – 18, 2011

January 25- 29, 2012

The Songs of Jerome Kern

January 18 – 22, 2012

Mandy Patinkin

Let Go

in who we were, who we are, who we might become

February 23-26, 2012

Say Goodnight Gracie AT LAST

The Songs of Harry Warren

February 8 – 12, 2012

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

The Music of the Paramount Pictures Era

The life, laughter and love of George Burns and Gracie Allen

March 14-April 1, 2012

March 7 – 11, 2012

For single tickets call 954.462.0222 or visit AventuraCenter.org

For single tickets call 954.462.0222 or visit AventuraCenter.org

3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura, FL 33180

3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura, FL 33180

All programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.

All programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.

Proud sponsor of the Aventura Center:

Proud sponsor of the Aventura Center:

Village Speed Limit is 15 MPH

Village Speed is 25 MPH on Main Blvds Only

Yield To Pedestrians & Bicyclists Use Directional Signals & Drive Carefully!


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Sudoku Solution: Cryptogram Solution: A MAN WHO IS GOOD ENOUGH TO SHED HIS BLOOD FOR THE COUNTRY IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE GIVEN A SQUARE DEAL AFTERWARDS. MORE THAN THAT NO MAN IS ENTITLED TO, AND LESS THAN THAT NO MAN SHALL HAVE. ~ THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Jumble Solution: 1) BLESSING 2) EXCEPTION 3) AROMA 4) GARAGE Answer: “A CIGAR BOX”

2011 Area Chair and Vice Chair AREA

CHAIR

VICE CHAIR

ASHBY BERKSHIRE CAMBRIDGE DURHAM ELLESMERE FARNHAM GRANTHAM HARWOOD ISLEWOOD KESWICK LYNDHURST MARKHAM NEWPORT OAKRIDGE PRESCOTT RICHMOND SWANSEA TILFORD UPMINSTER VENTNOR WESTBURY

Joe Sachs Naomi Redisch James McLear Joe Rubino Marjorie Campbell Norman Kaplan Fran Stricoff Joe Rudnick Rhoda Jarmark Philip Norris Don Kaplan Judy Olmstead Rita Pickar Jules Kesselman Robert Gravatt Cecile Baskin Bill Epstein Basil Hales Ann Rifkin Charles Parness Carmen Colon

Don Kaplan Joe Sachs

Council Area Chair - 954-426-9812 papadon4018@aol.com Council Area Vice Chair - 954-725-2404 joeleprof@yahoo.com

"D" 1022 "D" 2061 "F" 3131 "E" 224 "B" 4019 "K" 254 "C" 349 "B" 27 "D" 3015 "C" 454 "I" 4018 "S" 406 "S" 4098 "V" 2106 "I" 180 "F" 151 "A" 4015 "S" 407 "E" 116 "O" 3049 "I" 155

954-725-2404 954-725-9175 954-427-9294 954-418-0768 954-725-3301 954-428-1409 954-570-8112 954-428-0307 954-426-8582 954-571-1899 954-426-9812 954-213-1171 954-428-8890 954-570-9470 954-725-5999 954-428-0634 954-531-0969 954-426-3263 954-481-8934 954-725-1384 561-929-1142

Sylvia Gurin Harry Chizeck Nora R. Wolf Abe Trachtenberg Elaine Levy Dan Glickman Doris Goldman Ed Yeitz Elaine Solomon Bob Bender Lori Benoit Donna Dowling Joan Baker Nikki Liberman Toni Ponto Carol Garcy Richard Grundt Sheldon Kershon Mary Ann Braun Jerry Toplitsky Elaine Winkler

"A" 12 "C" 4046 "C" 1054 "K" 364 "B" 1028 "G" 153 "C" 353 "I" 97 "D" 3016 "C" 159 "K" 1043 "N" 289 "Q" 2075 "U" 2081 "D" 79 "E" 439 "B" 3026 "X" 521 "A" 2 "P" 2073 "K" 192

954-428-6857 954-426-3178 954-698-9126 954-419-9730 954-427-2447 954-421-6259 954-429-8313 954-571-9773 954-428-1317 908-477-7811 954-427-2627 954-428-3780 954-427-9624 954-428-3533 954-428-0286 954-428-6104 954-427-7124 954-428-8076 954-571-2266 954-571-6921 954-418-9525

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L E CL U B Stirling PRESENTS

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sunday, November 20, 2011

NEVER LET A S OLDIER WALK AWAY F ROM M AIL CALL WITH NOTHING

FREE CONCERT FLORIDA 9TH DISTRICT

AMERICAN LEGION SYMPHONIC BAND Stirling has a repertoire that covers over 5 decades of some of the best well known songs. With a touch on the "big band sound" of swing and dance they move seamlessly into the music of the 50's through the music of today. From beautifully executed love ballads to hearty Irish sing-a-longs, from the Caribbean/Miami Latino feel of the tropics to the gritty keep em' dancin' rock n roll, Stirling truly has something for everyone. Stirling Island Band is all things tropical, flowered shirts, kakis, light breezes through palm trees, hues and colors of the Florida sky, laid back attitude and of course songs and sounds. With the sounds of a live steel drum player in the mix, Stirling Island Band provides a full night of topical music from entertainers such as the likes of Harry Belafonte, Miami Music Machine, Bob Marley, UB40, Carlos Jobim and of course a good deal of Jimmy Buffett's songbook. Classic Rock of the 50’s, 60's and 70's such as The Beatles, CCR, Allman Bros. Band, Steely Dan and Satana. Accoustic-Soft Rock artists including America, Simon & Garfunkle, Firefall, The Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

JOIN US AT “LE CLUB” FOR AN EVENING IN THE ISLANDS Presented by the CVE Master Management Company Board of Directors

When: Sunday – November 20, 2011 - Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 7:30 PM. Come early and enjoy a cocktail before the show. Tickets: $8.50 per person (no limit so bring guests). Purchase tickets prior to show night at CVE Master Management’s office or at the Le Club Box Office, 3501 West Drive, on show night. Ten seat table reservations are available. There are less than 400 seats available, so purchase your tickets early. Dress: Casual; T-shirts, shorts and sandals acceptable. Wear your best “Island Attire”, there will be prizes for the best tropical costumes. Bring your own ADULT BEVERAGES (beer, wine or the hard stuff) and snacks – CVE Master Management will provide glasses, ice, and mixers FREE OF CHARGE For questions please call the Master Management Office at 954-421-5566, or see www.cvedb.com and The Reporter for details.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Century Village, Le Club Theater 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach America’s Moms for Soldiers helps you get an early start in celebrating Veterans Day with a special concert to honor our troops, past and present. Enjoy an evening of patriotic music and Broadway tunes and write your own note of thanks to the troops. “Never let a soldier walk away from mail call with nothing.” America’s Moms for Soldiers, a Pompano Beach-based charity, sends monthly “care packages” to 700-1,000 troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. For concert information or to find out how to add your support, call 954-358-9358 or visit americasmomsforsoldiers.com.


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Sundays and Holidays Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mini-bus to Plaza Ceases service each evening from Clubhouse at 7:30 p.m. Route #1: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A, Century Plaza, Westbury, Cambridge, Durham, Clubhouse. Route #2 Clubhouse, Durham A & V on Century Blvd., Islewood, Oakridge A & B, Prescott A & E, Newport, Oakridge C & D, Lyndhurst Pool, Keswick, Restaurant, Clubhouse. Route #3: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A & B, Upminster A-M, Richmond, Farnham, Grantham A-E, Harwood, Markham A-K, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse. Route #4: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Ashby, Farnham, Harwood, Grantham F, Markham S & T, Oakridge Pool, Oakridge F-V, Markham L-R, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse. Route #5/6: Clubhouse, Ellesmere, Ventnor, Tilford A-R, Le Club/Activity Center, Reporter/Medical Center, Tilford S-X, Tilford P-R, Le Club/Activity Ctr/Medical, Prescott F-G, Oakridge corner, Markham corner, Lyndhurst corner, Ellesmere-Century Blvd, Keswick-Century Blvd, Parking LotDepot, Clubhouse. Show nights, Express A & B – Motor Coaches will run an hour before the show and after. As of 6/27/11

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Simply Figure Out The ox B e h e’ T d i s k ‘in n i h T

Message Inside The Box Example: Think = Think Inside The Box

Get All 4 Correct & Bring To Reporter Office

FREE Gift Magnifier Compliments of the Reporter

Answers will be Published in the Following Months Reporter

Answers for “Think Inside The Box” from October issue of the Reporter

x he Bo T ’ e d i k ‘ins Thin

One foot in the grave

5 o’clock shadow

Diamond in the rough

Safety in Numbers

Congratulations to our winners for the October contest. Thank you for your participation.


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Nous Parlons FranÇais yes we have a French Speaking Realtor on staff we can service our French Speaking Customers and of course all of our English Speaking Customers!

We have been here giving outstanding service to our Century Village East customers for 15 years. WE ARE THE REALTORS FOR YOU! THAT’S THE DUBMAN WAY! WHEN ONLY THE VERY BEST WILL DO!

Gerry Alter

Diana & Allen Dubman Broker - Owner

Julietta Ambroise French & Creole

Pat O’Neil

Rosie Brock

“CC” Carter Receptionist

Kathryn Phillips

Marlene Weiss Yiddish

Leon Geyer Russian

Nagy Yassa French

Meadows of Crystal Lake

WE NEED LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALES ASSOCIATES! BUSY OFFICE, CALL ALLEN DUBMAN TODAY! GARDEN 1 BEDROOM 1 BATH VENTNOR D Carpet Thru-Out, Newer Appliances, Very Clean MARKHAM P Furnished, Garden View, Rentable OAKRIDGE J Enclosed Patio, Accordion Shutters, Steps to Pool FARNHAM H Ground Floor, Furnished, Screen Patio, Rentable MARKHAM N Tile Thru-Out, Stall Shower, New Kitchen Cabinets MARKHAM P Partially Furnished, Hi-Hat lighting, rentable VENTNOR C Ground Floor, Tile, Furnished, Rentable MARKHAM S Enclosed Patio, Laminate Thru-Out, Ground Floor PRESCOTT E Furnished, Enc. Patio, Garden View, All Tile

$25,000 $49,000 $22,500 $27,900 $42,900 $27,500 $39,900 $27,000 $29,900

GARDEN 1 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH TILFORD D Ground floor corner, furnished, quiet location PRESCOTT N Ground Floor Corner, Water View, New A/C & Carpet VENTNOR I Fully Furnished, Screened Patio, Allows Rentals FARNHAM C Corner, Great Location, Steps to Richmond Pool NEWPORT O Furnished, Shower Stall, Rentable at this time WESTBURY B Ground Floor, Furnished, Tile, Close to Plaza TILFORD L Corner, Enclosed Patio, Water view PRESCOTT A Ground Floor, Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Tile ISLEWOOD C Ground Floor Corner, Screen Patio, Furnished

$29,900 $32,900 $44,500 $25,000 $29,500 $25,000 $44,000 $29,900 $26,500

GARDEN 2 UPMINSTER L WESTBURY C MARKHAM N PRESCOTT G

BEDROOM 1.5 BATH Furnished, ground floor, garden view Corner, New Central A/C, Walk to Plaza, Location Ground Floor, Furnished, Laminate Floors, Enclosed Patio Water View, Ground Floor, Laminate Floors, Newer A/C

$49,500 $43,000 $55,000 $ 40,000

HI-RISE

1 BEDROOM

1.5 BATH

BERKSHIRE A Furnished, enclosed patio, location!! Clean!!

$39,900

CAMBRIDGE G

$47,500

Water View, Ground Floor, Furnished, Shutters

GRANTHAM F Furnished, Updated Kitchen, Walk to Club, Enclosed Patio

$43,500

CAMBRIDGE A Enclosed Patio, Tile & Laminate Floors, Hurricane Shutters

$45,000

CAMBRIDGE C Tile, Updated Kitchen, Master Has Stall Shower

$49,900

NEWPORT S Ground Floor, Water View, Updated Kitchen & half Bath

$34,900

WESTBURY F Great Location, Water View, Enc. Patio,

$38,000

GRANTHAM F Furnished, Enc. Patio, Garden View, Walk to Clubhouse

$49,900

HI-RISE 2 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH NEWPORT

H Enclosed Patio, Water View, Corner

$55,000

NEWPORT

N Water View, Enclosed Patio, Furnished, Stall Shower

$59,900

LUXURY 2 BEDROOM

2 BATH

KESWICK C Furnished, golf view, enc. patio, steps to Clubhouse

$69,900

RICHMOND C Carpet & Tile, Enc. patio, walk to plaza & pool

$75,000

VENTNOR

H Updated Kitchen with mirror pantry, enc. patio, golf view

$69,900

KESWICK

C Updated, Enclosed Patio, Ground Floor, Golf View

$69,500

VENTNOR

G Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Tile Floors

$75,000

VENTNOR

G Corner, Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Updated Kitchen

$65,000

VENTNOR

G Ground Floor, Golf View, Screened Patio

$61,900

RENTALS DURHAM FARNHAM

E H

LYNDHURST M

2/1.5 SEASONAL–Furnished,waterview,updatednicely $1,900.00 per month

NEWPORT

T 1/1 SEASONAL – Furnished, All tile, screened patio $1,100.00 per month

1/1 SEASONAL – Furnished, ground floor

NEWPORT

T 1/1 ANNUAL – Furnished, All tile, screened patio

$1,100.00 per month

1/1.5 SEASONAL – Furnished, ground floor corner $1,700.00 per month

$650.00 per month

Reporter November 2011 Volume 35 Number 2  

2011 November CVE Reporter for Deerfield Beach

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