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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

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CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild Luncheon and Fashion Show Text by JUDY OLMSTEAD, Photo by GLORIA OLMSTEAD

On Saturday, February 20, 2010, the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild held its annual luncheon and fashion show in the Party Room of the Clubhouse. Over 100 people attended and were served delicious box lunches prepared by our own Zen Café. Members responsible for planning and executing the event were Toni Ponto, Chairperson, President Bea Guccione, Gert Schwartz and all the members of the Board who pitched in to help. After lunch was served and prior to the fashion show, Donna Capobianco sang three well-known songs

from Broadway hits. With her usual professionalism, she fulfilled her commitment to the Guild even though her mother had been admitted to the hospital the night before. President Bea Guccione played a few songs on the harmonica. The models, all residents of the Village were Eva Rachesky, Phyllis Gold, Donna Dowling, Perry Pelletier, Estelle Sabsels, Susan Dove, Sandy Schmier and Ana Guibelini. The beautiful outfits were provided by Sondro Boutique. Each model showed off four

In This Issue 


Condo News ■ Hurricane Preparedness – Who is responsible? Donna Capobianco explains Master Management’s role B23 ■ Advisory Committee Schedules – Free Condominium courses to help educate residents starting in April and will be repeated in November through January A13 ■ Flea Market – A huge success as shoppers flock to the tables searching for value A1 ■ Snowbirds start to take flight for summer migrations (President’s Message) A4 ■ COOCVE New standing Committees start to work for the Village A14 ■ Master Management introduces Anthony (AJ) Bock, new Operations Director A10 ■ Civic & Cultural Committee coordinating disaster plan for Century Village East (BOD Meeting) A3

 Features

■ Art Expo makes a big splash with villagers B1 ■ Dr. Sylvia Pellish discusses views of how the brain ages B26 ■ Music can trigger many powerful memories. It also often influences our lives B23 ■ Deerfield Beach before there was a Century Village as described by Carolyn Morris, Executive Officer Deerfield Beach Historical Society B24 ■ Robert Winston recalls the early years working for the Yankee Dollar A34 ■ Len Witham’s witty observations on a variety of issues we have often thought about B15 ■ Sid Birns’ commentary and photos depicting the beauty and serenity of the Village B1

different fashions, but most impressive, were the gowns. It was a delight to see these well-dressed women gliding around the dance floor tempting everyone to run to Sondro Boutique to find similar fashions. The fashion show was followed by our lovely dancer, Mitzi Rice, who danced for everyone and involved the attendees in line-dancing. The calling of tickets for the many prizes donated by the Guild Board members was done hilariously by Marion Cohen. This event is a fundraiser for the Guild

L-R Eva Rachesky, Donna Dowling, Sandy Schmier, Perry Pellitier, Phyllis Gold, Susan Dove, Estelle Sabsels, Ana Guibelini. which donates money to the CVE Symphony Orchestra,

and is also a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

CVE Flea Market – A Huge Success Text by Judy Olmstead, Photos By Jules Kesselman On Sunday, March 14, 2010, the Recreation Committee of COOCVE held a flea market in the Clubhouse bus parking lot for the residents of Century Village East. It was a perfect sunny day in the mid 70’s and estimates of participation including both sellers and buyers was easily more than l,000 people. Sellers were told to arrive between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m., but they arrived before 8:00 a.m. while the recreation maintenance crew was still setting up. Residents were able to reserve half of an eight foot table which they shared with another resident, and there was no charge for the

Part of the crowd that attended the Flea Market tables. All 82 available tables were reserved prior to the event and another twenty or so residents set up their own tables. The Committee consisting of Ruth Porter, Edith Cohen, Fran Strickoff, Rita Picar, Judy Schnieder, Nancy Giordano, Chairman

of the Recreation Committee and Eva Rachesky, outdid themselves organizing and overseeing the event. For the benefit of vendors who were spending the entire day at the flea market, grilled hot dogs were available courtesy of Café Zen on the Green for $2.00 each and the net proceeds of $500.00 was donated by the Café to the Ventnor B Reconstruction Fund. Bottled water, which had been donated by John Whale, was sold for $1.00 a bottle with the proceeds also going to Ventnor B. Grantham A reserved two tables, manned by Fred and Wendy Rosenzveig, Harold and Barbara Mansfield, Gilles Gauthier See MARKET, pg 24A




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COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting March 16, 2010 President, Steve Fine called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m. The Sergeants-of-Arms confirmed that a quorum of Directors was in attendance (137). After the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence, Mr. Fine called for a reading or a motion to waive the reading of the Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of February 16, 2010. The Directors moved to waive the reading. David Boxer asked that his name be corrected in the minutes. Sheriff’s Report - Deputy Kathy Kinstler There were several incidents in CVE within the last month; A Ford Taurus was broken into at Ventnor L; a purse was stolen at the Clubhouse and a bicycle was stolen at Durham D. Deputy Kinstler spoke about two programs going on at the Village. Are you Okay Program. Someone will call you either at 7am, 8am or 9am Monday thru Friday to see if you are okay. If the phone rings busy they will try three times. If there is still no answer someone is sent to your home. Citizens Observer Patrol Program They are residents who live in the community and

patrol the area. If you are interested in becoming part of this program visit www.deerfieldbeach.cop. com. To sign up for any of these programs, call Deputy Kinstler at 954-571-4554. Correspondence – Bernice Schmier read a letter addressed to Mr. Fine from Broward Meals on Wheels, thanking the COOCVE BOD members for their generous gift of $1,000. President Report – Steve Fine New standing Committees have been formed and orientation meetings have taken place last week. Committee members were given a copy of the COOCVE bylaws outlining the stated purpose of their respective committees. The Committee members are as follows: Advisory Committee – Chair-Fred Rosenzveig, Barbara Nathan Marcus, Elaine Nudelman, Charlie Parness, Rhonda Pitone; Joe Rudnick, Elaine Schachter; Audit Committee – ChairNorm Bloom, Joe Fridell, Bruce Gursey; Budget and Finance – Chair-Gloria Olmstead, Florence Charney, James Jost, Arlene Roth, Bernice Schmier; By-Laws; Chair-Wendy Rosenzveig, Florence Charney, John Cole, Elaine

Nudelman, Charlie Parness, Rita Pickar, Rhonda Pitone; Civic and Cultural – ChairNancy Giordano, Edith Cohen, Beverly Kornfield, Roslyn Nehls, Rita Pickar, Arlene Roth, Miriam Sachs, Bernice Schmier, Judy Schneider Contract Negotiations – Chair-Abe Trachtenberg, Jeff Gilman, Bill Goddard, Bruce Gursey, Sidney Margles, Joe Rudnick, Elaine Schachter Grievance Committee – Chair-Joe Sachs, Seymour Chad, Carol Falco, Jack Kornfield, Nikki Lieberman Insurance Committee – Chair-Dick Ciocca, Frank Crowley, Tom McClave, Jim McLear, Carmen Nepa Mr. Fine thanked everyone for the many kind wishes for his wife’s speedy recovery. The CVE Reporter had an open BOD meeting on 2/23/10. At the meeting, Mr. Barnett reported on the revenue for the last three years which is printed in the March Reporter. Mr. Arnold Paglia stated that he was going to make a motion at today’s meeting to have Mr. Fine removed as Editor-in-Chief of the Reporter. Mr. Fine asked him for the motion and he stated he was not going to make the motion today. Treasurer’s Report – Bernice Schmier


Expenses for February were $12,096.97. As there was no income reported for February this leaves a net balance of $343,127.49. Advisory Committee – Fred Rosenzveig Mr. Rosenzveig stated that the new committee has met and they put together a list of courses that will be offered at CVE.  The courses will be held in the Clubhouse in Room GP-A on Fridays from 1-4pm.  He stated that sign-ups would be after today’s meeting as well as in the Clubhouse Staff Office.  There is no charge for the classes and materials will be provided, free of charge, to all participants. The topics and dates of the courses are as follows:  April 16 - Condominium Rights and Obligations; April 30 - Basic Condominium Finances; May 7 - Serving on a Board of Directors; May 14 - Condominium Rules and Regulations; May 21, Condominium Meetings; June 4, Condominium Elections.   The Advisory Committee has contacted Donna Berger Esq., the Executive Director of the Community Advocacy Network (CAN) as well as an attorney with the firm, Katzman Garfinkel Rosenbaum.   Ms. Berger runs a Boot Camp for Condo Board Members and has scheduled this Boot Camp program to be held at CVE in late November or early



December.  The program will accommodate up to 800 residents.  Mr. Kaplan asked Mr. Rosenzveig to tie into the education courses the President’s meeting and start these meetings back up again Civic and Cultural Committee – Nancy Giordano Mr. Fine complimented Ms. Giordano on the success of the Flea Market. Ms. Giordano thanked everyone for their hard work in making the Flea Market a success. The Civic and Cultural Committee had their first meeting last week and the following items are on the agenda - the Over 90 Party will be held on either December 5 or December 12; A Senior Olympics for the Village will be held as well as Coordinating a Disaster Plan for CVE. The next meeting will be held on April 21st at 1pm. If anyone has any ideas for the Committee, please contact Nancy Giordano. Contract Negotiations Abe Trachtenberg Abe Trachtenberg commented on issues residents are having with firewalls, fire alarms and the future of contractors. Mr. Trachtenberg stated that the Committee is here to assist you in finding licensed contractors and that all contractors who work at CVE must be licensed. Old Business Roslyn Nehls asked Mr. Fine for an updated copy See DIRECTORS, pg 10A




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The Mayor’s Message By PEGGY NOLAND, Mayor/ City of Deerfield Beach Editor-in-Chief STEVEN H. FINE Assistant to the Editor Betty Schwartz Editorial Staff Seymour Blum Judy Olmstead Wendy Rosenzveig Betty Schwartz Activities Editor Sandy Parness

Production Sid Goldstein Christie Voss

Sid Birns

Photo Journalists Jules Kesselman Al Miller

Advertising Consultants Susan Dove Arlene Fine Estelle Sabsels

Office Staff Norman Bloom, Seymour Blum, Carol Carr, Susan Dove, Arlene Fine, Rhoda Jarmark, Estelle Kaufman, Sharon McLear, Barbara Orenstein, Sandy Parness, Toni Ponto, Betty Schwartz, Estelle Sabsels. Staff Cartoonist Prepress Technician Alan G. Rifkin Christie Voss Alvin Sherman 1913-2000 Columnists and Regular Contributors Shelly Baskin, Sid Birns, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Mary Catherine Castro, Herb Charatz, Marion G. Cohen, Richard William Cooke, Senator Ted Deutch, Arlene Fine, Max Garber, Gilbert Gordon, Harry L. Katz, Louis Kaufman, Jules Kesselman, Richard Koenig, Rosalind Lerman, Dory Leviss, Dr. Norma Locker, Pauline Mizrach, Deerfield Beach Mayor, Peggy Noland, Gloria Olmstead, Judy Olmstead, Lori Parrish, Charles Parness, Dr. Sylvia Pellish, Phyllis Pistolis, Commissioner Marty Popelsky, Eva Rachesky, Bernice Ruga, Irving Ruga, Betty Schwartz, Gloria Shomer, Helene Wayne, Carl Weitz, Lucille Weitz, Jerry Wolf, Robert Winston, Len Witham, Janice Zamsky. Business Manager Steven H. Fine Circulation Outside Pubs., Inc. Barbara Turner

Proofreaders Seymour Blum Carol Carr, Sid Goldstein, Estelle Kaufman, Toni Ponto, Wendy Rosenzveig, Betty Schwartz

The CENTURY VILLAGE EAST REPORTER is published monthly and distributed, without charge, to the residents of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is published for the edification of said residents, and contains reports of the monthly meetings of the corporations, Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as news, bus and theater schedules, and contributed articles of current interest to the residents. The Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. aka COOCVE, a not-for-profit corporation, its officers, directors, editors, staff, any committee people are not responsible for typographical errors or 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.

From the President By STEVEN H. FINE, President/ COOCVE I am particularly pleased that we had many more volunteers for COOCVE’s eight standing committees this year as opposed to last year’s pool of volunteers. All committees have held their orientation meeting, and are already working on many projects that will help the village progress during the year ahead. The Advisory Committee, chaired by Fred Rosenzveig, has scheduled many free condominium courses offered by the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman and taught by Bill and Susan Raphan to be held on Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Clubhouse, Room GP-A. You can register now for Clubhouse Staff at the Office. The courses include, Condominium Rights & Obligations, Condominium

Finances, Serving on a Board of Directors, Condominium Rules & Regulations, Condominium Meetings and Condominium Elections. All courses are designed to give Association officers, Directors and those who are considering such posts, the knowledge they need. I suggest you sign up as soon as possible as places are limited. The Flea Market held last week in the parking lot at the Clubhouse See PRESIDENT, pg 12A

By now, most of you have probably received and completed your Census forms and mailed them back. If so, I’m sure you were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to fill out the 10 question form in only about 10 minutes. Yet those 10 minutes are extremely important for the future of Deerfield Beach. For seasonal residents, affectionately known as “Snowbirds,” the question may be posed, which of my residences should I count as my home on the Census form? It doesn’t matter if you spend part of each year in Michigan, Montreal, Martinique or Montevideo—you need to be counted in Florida. Decide on your “usual” address. People who live at more than one residence will be counted at the place where they live most of the year. By choosing Deerfield Beach as your “usual” address, the city will be able to continue to provide the many services and programs you enjoy today. What if you haven’t mailed your Census form back? No worries – you can still be counted! The deadline to mail forms is May 1, 2010. If you have questions about the Census, never received your Census form, or need to request a replacement form, the Census Bureau has set up the Telephone Questionnaire Assistance Center to help you. Call toll-free, 1-866872-6868 between 8 AM and 9 PM, seven days a week. I would also like to remind you that April 22 is Earth Day. The environmental observation has been celebrated annually for 40


interested in joining the effort, call Scott Langford at 954-4202262.

years, as a way to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the environment. In Deerfield Beach, we will celebrate Earth Month, as we host a variety of environmentally-conscious activities throughout the entire month of April. I hope you will join me in participating some of these activities. Arboretum Plant Sale Saturday, April 17, 9 AM – 4 PM Constitution Park, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. A composting class will be held at 10 AM. Cost is $20, and will include an unassembled compost bin for registered participants. Call 954.480.4454 to register for the class. Call 954-480-4494 for more information about the Plant Sale. Beach Cleanup at the Pier Sunday, April 18, 8 AM – Noon FAU will coordinate this beach cleanup. Bags will be provided. If you are

Earth Day Activities at the Recycling Drop-Off Center Saturday, April 24, 9 AM – Noon Public Works Facility, 401 SW 4 St. Rain barrel “how to” class with free rain barrels for each participant. Does not include filter, spigot or other pieces. Quantities limited. 10 AM Free recycled paint. ID required. Deerfield residents only. Limit 15 gallons per address, supplies limited. Free Trash to Treasure kids arts and crafts. Free Trees. Deerfield residents only. ID required. One tree per household, while supplies last. Deerfield Beach Elementary Art Club will be selling hand painted rain barrels for $25. Help support our kids showcasing their creativity. All proceeds go to the Art Club. The acrylic paints and sealants were donated by Jerry’s Artarama. Green Educational Center Open House. Paper Shredding $10 for 1-5 boxes/bags. For more information about any of the Earth Month activities, call 954.480.4454 or 954.480.1420 As always, if you have suggestions, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through the City Manager’s Office at 954-4804263, or via email at web. commission@Deerfield-Beach. com.

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.

Compassion To the Editor: I’m writing to vent my feelings about the recent increase made by Master Management. While incomes and savings dwindle, Master Management seems to have no understanding for those on fixed incomes or those just living on their Social Security. Many unit owners live close to the bone, yet are given an enormous $18.00 per month increase to $104.00. I believe that many items on their agenda could be scaled back or put on hold until things get better in the U.S. One thing is the Irrigation Project

for 10 million dollars at approximately $1200 per unit owner. I do not know what their plans are for 2010 or 2011, but it seems that MM has big dreams for CVE. I am all for making Century Village better but now is not the time to spend our money. Money must be spent wisely for transportation as many seniors are not able to drive any more. We must at this time slow down spending even though spending the money would make CVE a better place to live out our remaining years. If you agree with me, speak with the COOCVE Director of your building or your Area

Chairperson to voice your feelings. This might be the only way to influence their thinking. NORMAN KAPLAN Farnham K Thank You Reporter To The Editor: On behalf of the Writers Workshop we would like to thank Mr. Steven H. Fine, Editor-in-Chief of the Reporter and his wonderful volunteer staff, for our article and photos printed in the March 2010 issue of the Reporter. Not only were the pictures See MAILBAG, pg 12A

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Village Minutes COOCVE Recreation Committee Meeting March 9, 2010 In attendance were: Shelly Baskin, Maureen Dougherty, Nancy Giordano, Danielle Lobono, Ronald Popp, Bill Schmeir, with Don Kaplan for Steve Fine representing COOCVE and for DRF: Eva Rachesky and Dan Cruz The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence. Nancy made a motion to accept the minutes from the February meeting. The motion was seconded and passed. Correspondence Nancy Giordano began the meeting by addressing correspondence received by the Recreation Committee. Roz Nehls expressed thanks for removing the dead ficus bushes from beside the entrance to the Clubhouse tennis courts; she asked if there are sprinklers set up for the lawn next to the tennis courts; she just noticed cracks in the outdoor pool deck; there is a stop sign that is leaning; she suggests hiring the golf course’s golf cart to bring people back and forth from the parking lot on show nights; there has been a black rubber mat just outside the restaurant entrance that she thinks should be thrown away. Arnold Paglia requests that the committee reconsider the dress code requirement of long pants in the evening during season and allow shorts on the ground floor during season; there has been some left over white fence placed along the walkway coming into the Clubhouse from the building entrance near the gym which forces residents to walk further around to get into the Clubhouse. Eva responded that the fence was installed to replace two or three bushes along the walkway; she said that people line up in the morning to come into the Clubhouse and people trying to break in line by cutting through the openings in the shrubs have created arguments which have almost come to blows. Nancy advised Arnold that the dress code issue would be covered during another portion of the meeting. Durham B Condo Association sent correspondence to Nancy expressing concerns about the handouts in the New Owner Guide to CVE Recreation Facilities. She said this would be covered later in the meeting. Nancy stated that this communication wasn’t responded to until now because she did not receive this correspondence that was

sent via COOCVE and she had only just received it. She advised residents to send correspondence to her via the Cen-Deer office. DRF Reports Eva Rachesky and Dan Cruz February Profit & Loss for theater: There was a profit for February of $30,785.55 Estoppel fees collected: Eva stated that the CenDeer office began collecting estoppels fees December 1, 2009 and the total collected from that date through March 5, 2010 is $17,500 (which represents 140 closings). Prescription drug disposal site: Eva said the Broward County Sheriff’s (BSO) office wants to offer a collection site for residents to dispose of old unused prescriptions. They would like to do this in the Clubhouse parking lot since it is more conveniently located. A collection drive was originally held at the COOCVE/Master Management site but with limited success, possibly due to the inconvenience of the location. BSO would probably have a van come in once a month to the Clubhouse parking lot to provide a convenient collection site for residents to dispose of medications that they are not using. Nancy asked if any committee members had a problem with this – there was no response, so Nancy indicated that this could move forward. Additional lighting added: Lighting added in hallway by Staff Office which makes it much better. Party Room sound system: Has been installed. Maintenance staff wearing new uniform shirts: The shirts are burnt orange with “Recreation Maintenance” in large letters on the back. The front of the shirt has DRF and the employee’s name. Eva said this should make it easier for residents to recognize the DRF (Deerfield Recreation Facilities) employees. Restroom Service: Ron said there are issues with the scheduling of restroom service during a show. Also, the cleaning service has a female cleaning and servicing the men’s restroom. The men are lined up in the hall and have to stand around outside the restroom waiting for her to finish as they don’t want to use the facilities in the presence of a woman. Eva said she has addressed this problem before and

doesn’t know why it is still happening. She said the cleaning company has been instructed to have the restrooms serviced before the show and she has spoken to T&M about having male employees take care of the men’s restrooms. She said T&M do have men on their staff; possibly they are doing some other task while the women are servicing the restrooms. Eva and Dan said they will speak with the cleaning company again to resolve this issue; in particular, the scheduling of restroom service during a show. Bids for repair of indoor pool ceiling: Dan gave copies of two bids to the committee members and said another bid should be coming in this afternoon (March 9). He said there are some other problems concerning the indoor pool that will need to be discussed. Eva said that (to do the ceiling) the pool would have to be drained, scaffolding would be erected which would cause damage to the diamond brite, and then there is the question of doing the coping. Nancy said the committee would like to see the complete job done. Dan, Eva and Nancy also discussed the issues concerning the outdoor pool deck. Nancy stated that this will be a massive job and expensive, so the focus is on the satellite pools for now. Eva and Dan discussed the efforts to maintain the outdoor pool deck. They are considering removing the expansion joints and putting down brick – this would also enhance the appearance of the pool deck. Maintenance on Clubhouse roof: Has been completed. There were some open seams which were repaired; the tile is in good condition. Dan stated that there were some areas that will need to be addressed in next year’s budget. Indoor fountain: Has been repaired. Dan said the motor has been repaired and should last about three years. Outdoor fountain: Requires constant maintenance and the repair cost is $5,500. To replace the whole unit would be around $15,000 to $20,000. Installing irrigation: Behind the Clubhouse by the Bocce courts. After the irrigation is installed, sod will be laid. During the next budget year bushes and trees may be installed but this would be in phases. Also, a lighting system, bollards, will

be installed between tennis and petanque courts. The white rock will be removed, irrigation and electrical put in place along with bollards and sod. Lighting at back of Clubhouse: Dan said there will be lighting installed to illuminate the back area of the Clubhouse. He said they have the poles on hand so it is a matter of getting the electrical run, then the lights can be set up in strategic locations. Architectural plans for handball court: The handball court will not be set up in the tunnel area as had been discussed due to drainage and safety issues; instead it will be over on the east side across the driveway, closer to the volleyball courts. Guard struck by vehicle in front of Café Zen: Eva reported that a guard was stuck several times and did sustain some injury; in addition another vehicle was struck last week making this the sixth accident since November. She said this problem is being looked into and Management’s position is that parking in front of the restaurant will be shut down. Nancy stated that she wants residents to understand that not all committee members are in agreement with this decision. There was discussion about this issue. Ron made some complaints about the effectiveness and competence of the guards assigned to that area. Dan stated that the guards aren’t the issue, safety is the issue. He said that the back area has delivery trucks, garbage trucks, gas trucks, etc. coming into the back on a daily basis. They have to be able to make their deliveries, back up and turn around in safety. In years past there was NO parking at the restaurant, instead, the trolleys made runs in that back area. Eva said the alternative that will be provided will be a golf cart that will convey

residents from the parking lot to the restaurant. She has a sign and a bench that will be set up so residents will know where to wait for pickup by the six seat golf cart that the golf course operates. Nancy said as long as there is a reasonable alternative provided that will get residents to and from the restaurant she will be OK with this. Don asked to speak and agreed with Dan that in the past there was no parking at the restaurant and, he stated, there were no accidents. After parking was allowed there were accidents, with the end result of a car driving through the restaurant. He recommends that a guard be stationed where the stop sign is located and those cars with no business in the back would be prevented from turning into that area. Discussion continued; Danielle asked if recreation is paying for the restaurant’s garbage pickup. Eva said that they have a small dumpster and Dan remarked that the restaurant is using our dumpsters and he is having discussions with the City concerning relocating the restaurant dumpster. Eva said that the dumpster belonging to the restaurant was moved to make parking spots at the restaurant. Ultimately, Nancy said this issue should be continued at another meeting. Café Zen on the Green: Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday. Journeyman Electrician: DRF has hired a full time journeyman electrician to join the maintenance staff. Danielle offered congratulations to Eva on her recent engagement. Committee members and the audience joined in the congratulations with applause. Shelly stated that the Garden Club’s Beautification Committee has been having a See RECREATION, pg 8A




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Village Minutes COOCVE Executive Committee Meeting March 8, 2010 Meeting was called to order by COOCVE 1st Vice President Charlie Parness at 9:35am. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. Minutes Joe Sachs moved to waive the reading of the minutes. Ruth Porter seconded and the motion passed. Presidents Report Mr. Parness stated that the standing committees have been selected and were notified by mail. Orientation meetings will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. According to the by-laws, we need to have 3 people on the Audit Committee and we only have 2 – if there is anyone with an accounting background, please sign up. The bylaws call for quarterly meetings between the Area Chairs and the Recreation Committee and Area Chairs and Master Management and this will be implemented this year. Committee Reports Master Management – Reminder for those that took advantage of Comcast’s free digital box offer that they need to be returned by June


or you will be charged. Recreation – In need of volunteers to help out at the flea market on Sunday, March 14th. Area Chairs Ashby– Joe Sachs Mentioned to Mr. Somerset that he spoke to two residents that have knowledge of Comcast and broadcasting regulations and have asked them to meet with Mr. Somerset next Friday. Cambridge – Hyman Shoub – Complimented all participants at the recent art show. Also read a letter from a resident, Elizabeth Buckley-Cambridge A, regarding safety in the Village. Commented on the contaminated water coming from the sprinklers and asked if the water was ever tested. Mr. Somerset stated that the water has not been tested as it comes from SF Water Management and the water quality is overseen by them and the state EDP. Mr. Kornfield asked Mr. Somerset about the status of reports from the two motions that were passed by the COOCVE Board meeting. Mr. Somerset stated that he

did not receive an official request. Mr. Parness stated he will provide a request today. Farnham– Norm Kaplan – He and several Farnham buildings are against the irrigation proposal as it is not the right time to do it. Keswick– Phillip Norris – Residents are continuing to use the bus parking area as a shortcut and something needs to be done. He stated that the sprinkler systems are badly placed, as they are watering the streets, walking areas and park benches. Lyndhurst– Roz Nehls – Two days notice that water is being turned off is not enough time. Mr. Somerset stated that phone calls were made 1 week prior to all building presidents as well as two days prior to the water being shut off. Newport – Rita Pickar – Stated that she will meet with Mr. Kesselman to discuss issues with Waste Management as well as Mr. Glickman to discuss the need to improve the buses during shows. Prescott– Jack Kornfield asked what the status is on

the CSI negotiations with Comcast. Mr. Parness stated that this is not the right venue to discuss legal strategy. Richmond– Cecile Baskin – Mentioned that the street poles are rusted in many areas and asked if they could be painted; that a bench pad at Richmond F is missing and there are holes in the asphalt in front of Richmond E, A and B, Commented on the irrigation system and sprinkler heads. Ms. Baskin asked if there is a granular fertilizer or weed killing program being provided by Seacrest. Mr. Somerset stated that painting the poles is on the list of things to do and they are looking into the bench pads and stated that fertilizing is a building issue. Mr. Parness again reminded everyone that this is not the venue for individual building problems. Upminister– Ruth Porter – Spoke about complaints from several residents not able to get on and off the buses. Mr. Parness stated that there is a transportation committee headed by Dan Glickman. Ventnor – Charlie Parness – He is asking all Building

Presidents to look through their documents that have substance to assist Building Presidents with tools to do their jobs. We can then provide these documents to the Advisory Committee so they can provide information to the Building Presidents. Nancy Giordano asked about the flags that are being placed in the village behind the buildings. Mr. Somerset stated that it is a third party and it is behind many buildings to identify certain cables so that they are not damaged. Mr. Kesselman asked where it is stated how long a guest can stay. Nancy Giordano stated that they will be discussing this at the Recreation Committee meeting tomorrow. Open Mic Arnold Paglia stated that there is a bylaws or document study meeting every Tuesday night at 7:00pm in Room N in the Clubhouse. Joe Sachs moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:30am. Cecile Baskin seconded. Respectfully Submitted Diane Davis

the people volunteering for the Flea Market Committee: Edie Cohen, Rita Carr, Ruby Schnieder, Danielle Lobono, Fran Murdock, Ruth Porter, Miriam Sacks and Eva. She said they have done a very good job and worked very hard. Nancy said that if anyone has items that they don’t want to take back home there will be a table manned for Women in Distress and they can make donations to them. Nancy said also that there will be refreshments, water, etc. sold as well with any profit going to the Ventnor B building fund. Eva said some of the old Clubhouse furniture will be offered as well. Photos of the furniture will be available and all funds garnered from the furniture will also be donated to the Ventnor B

building fund. ID cards: Nancy said this issue came up at the last meeting. She says residents have been charged $20 to replace their lost ID card. She feels this is a bit high and feels the first time a card is replaced the cost should be $10; she has no problem with them being charged $20 the second time they lose their card and possibly a sliding scale increase for additional lost cards. She said she was going to make a motion which would open this up for discussion. No discussion ensued. Nancy made a motion: Residents that lose their ID cards for the first time be charged $10, the second card would be $20. Motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Dress Code for Clubhouse: Eva stated that there was an outcry from residents when the dress code was relaxed and DRF and the committee members were inundated with phone calls until they reinstated the dress code. Eva and the committee members were in agreement that the dress code during season should not apply to the first (ground) floor. Nancy said that there will be a decision on the dress code before the next season begins.

Recreation Irrigation: Dan reported that work is going forward on irrigation for the recreation properties. He said this work is necessary to repair, replace and upgrade the existing system regardless of whether Master Management gets their irrigation system up and running. Also, Seacrest wants to charge $3200 each month to open and close the valves to provide irrigation to the recreation facilities. It is less expensive for DRF to move forward with an internal system that operates for recreation. Don indicated that he doesn’t think Master Management will have things ready to move forward before next year. Dan said that at any rate, the work being done is necessary to bring the system up to where it needs to be. Memorial tree: Bill said there was a tree in the Ventnor pool area that had been dedicated to the memory of a resident and after the work was done in that area the tree died. Eva said the plaque for the tree has been saved and once the irrigation work at Ventnor is completed there will be a new tree planted and the plaque will be put back in place. New Business Old bus depot: Residents are cutting

through this lot on show nights and this is dangerous and could cause an accident. Dan said they would get signage and place posts to try to prevent this. Guest passes: Durham B Condo Association sent correspondence to Nancy expressing concerns about the handouts in the New Owner Guide to CVE Recreation Facilities. There was discussion about information and charges for guest passes as presented in the New Owner Guide. Eva said she wanted to go on record to say that the rules appearing in the handout are not DRF rules but are rules that DRF has been asked to enforce. The approval of guests is up to each building, DRF will charge $10 after 14 days for each additional week. Danielle made a motion: charge for guest pass will be $10 after first 14 days. Motion was seconded and passed unanimously. Nancy said she will see to it that the change is enacted and will get the information out to the Area Chair meeting. Nancy reviewed the dates and times for meetings scheduled over the next few weeks. Respectfully submitted Meredith Harris

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hard time determining which buildings are winners in the 2010 Beautification contest and it will be announced soon. However, he said the club members pass by the Clubhouse everyday and have been observing that the landscaping looks fabulous; so they decided to present a certificate of achievement to Eva on behalf of DRF for the landscaping and plantings that have been put in around the Clubhouse. Shelly passed the plaque over to Eva. Old Business Flea Market: Will be on March 14, 2010 at 11am. There will be 100 vendors that live in the Village and this flea market is intended for residents and their guests only. Nancy said she wanted to thank

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Village Minutes Council of Area Chairs March 10, 2010 Chairman Joe Rubino called the meeting to order at 9:30. All areas were represented except Harwood and Swansea.  The reading of the minutes was waived.  The chairman pointed out that no scribe was available for the meeting and that he would take some notes to provide a report for the Reporter.  He thanked Steve Fine for including the Area Chair Meeting in the March issue even though the report was received well past the deadline due to unforeseen circumstances.  East Coast M & M James Quintano answered a question saying that they had started with 30 associations and now serve 55.  He would also look into some tree damage that had been deliberate.  Seacrest Services Emilio Garcia answered questions about pest control, dumpster area repairs in high rises and caulking for associations.  Master Management President Ira Somerset answered many questions concerning the boxes and adaptors acquired from Comcast.  The free boxes must be returned before July 1, or there will be a monthly charge of $2.99.  The box must be returned to Comcast’s Pompano office, or by a mail kit that costs $5, or they can be picked up by Comcast with a charge of $16.  Comcast was asked to have them picked up in Century Village but that was not probable.  Ira pointed out that if the addendum to the contract is not approved, the box will not be necessary.  A question was asked about the Comcast Committee holding a closed meeting on March 4, since a motion had been passed by the COOCVE Board of Directors that all meetings, including committee meetings,  should be open to directors of COOCVE and the voting members of Master Management. Other questions and discussions were concerned with cleaning the waterways, concrete pads under dumpsters, paving, notifying associations about scheduled water break repairs, cleaning of sprinkler heads, what situations associations could ask for help from security  and any new information about the upgrade of the irrigation system.

Motion Vice Chair Jeff Chester of Lyndhurst made a motion, “That COOCVE expend funds to provide a scribe for the monthly Area Chair Meeting.”  After a brief discussion, the motion was passed unanimously.  Chairman Rubino put the motion before the COOCVE Board of Directors on March 16 where it passed unanimously.  Recreation President Nancy Giordano spoke about changes for guest passes requested by unit owners for use of their unit when not in residence.  New forms will indicate that all requirements

for these passes will be issued only on the approval of the association.  Joe Rubino thanked Sam Adler, Judy Schneider and Ed Gallon of the Durham Area who had worked with Recreation to accomplish these changes.  Nancy also told of the changes reducing the charge for a lost ID card, the First Annual Flea Market, parking problems at the restaurant and said they would look into the problem of people walking up the grassy hill from the parking lot to the clubhouse.  Other  Business Area Chair Hy Shoub of Cambridge reported on a meeting of his area,

with over 200 attending, where they discussed the possible merger of their seven buildings into one association. There was an overwhelming “no” vote against the merger. Fred Rosenzweig of the Advisory Committee gave a report on a series of meetings offered by the ombudsman’s office that will be available in Century Village which will offer residents the opportunity to learn about the Florida statutes that govern condominiums. Additional information will appear in the Reporter. City Commissioner Commissioner Marty Popelsky announced that he

had obtained grant money for an additional  five lifts in Century Village.  He pointed out that it would be helpful for Century Villagers to attend Commission meetings when items affecting the village are on the agenda.  He also commented on a sidewalk on Military Trail, the proposed sidewalk on 10th Street and his efforts to get additional grant money for projects in his district.  He also thanked Nancy Giordano for her effort in making the District Meeting  in the Clubhouse a success.  The meeting adjourned at 11:45. Respectfully submitted Joe Rubino











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Village Minutes Master Management Commentary By IRA SOMERSET Master Management has a new Operations Director – Anthony (AJ) Bock. AJ’s experience and background include being a State Standard Building Inspector & Plans Examiner for the City of Pembroke Pines; Vice President / General Contractor and Owner of Tropical Construction Group, Inc., Tamarac, FL; Project Manager for Franklin Properties, Sunrise, FL; and President / CEO of B.C.T. Inc, Westchester Co., NY (a family owned regional construction firm). AJ graduated from Mercy College, Yorktown Heights, NY with a Bachelor of Science

in Business Administration. I know that AJ’s vast experience will be of great benefit to Century Village. Welcome aboard, AJ. Because of the South Florida Water Management District rule change, all variances for irrigation were cancelled automatically on March 15. We have been in contact with the SFWMB and have submitted a new variance application. Until it is approved, Seacrest will irrigate our property in accordance with their default schedule – Thursday and Sunday nights from 4 pm until midnight. Seacrest will use the time and staff to

clean heads and make repairs during the rest of the week. We have signed contracts for several paving repairs which are underway.

Fence repairs – There is good news and bad news on this item. As soon as a permit is issued, the repairs will begin. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the current code does not allow barbed wire in residential areas and the original permit issued in 1977 required it to be removed when construction of Century Village was complete. As you can see, it was not removed. Since it is not possible to grandfather a non-permitted condition, complete removal was made a part of the requirement for the permit for repairs. Once the fence repairs are


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of the COOCVE By-Laws. Mr. Fine stated that a copy could be picked up at the COOCVE office and noted that they were distributed two meetings ago, at the BOD meeting , to all directors present. Joe Robino stated that at the Area Chair meeting last Wednesday, a motion was made and passed unanimously that COOCVE provide a scribe for the Area Chair monthly meeting. Mr. Parness asked Mr. Rubino to accept the friendly amendment stating since COOVE has no secretary, the scribe be used not only for the Area Chair meetings but the COOCVE Executive Committee meetings and the COOVE BOD meetings as well. The motion was seconded. The Motion passed unanimously. Mr. Rubino asked about the status of the two motions that were passed at the February BOD meeting stating MM give a written report on current litigation and to provide to COOCVE their plan for hurricane activities. Mr. Glickman, VP of MM, stated that it’s not a matter of formality, but if this Body casts a motion, MM would like a formal request from the President of COOCVE to the effect of whatever those motions are. Mr. Parness stated that an e-mail was sent to MM. Mr. Fine asked Mr. Parness for a copy of the e-mail and he will forward it to MM. David Boxer stated that the Treasurer reported that there was no net income for the year to date and this cannot be accurate as there was revenue and expenses reported. Mr. Fine stated that $8/unit dues are collected from 8508 unit owners each year and because COOCVE accumulated over a 20 year

completed, we will schedule the perimeter hedge plantings of the coco plums. Finally, we are progressing in our search for an Executive Director to better serve the needs of our community and to ease the burden on the volunteers and board members. Reminder – We do not have a final agreement with Comcast, so if you want to be sure that you won’t pay the $2.99 per month after June, please return your Comcast digital converter box (and adapters). Please walk, bike and drive cautiously. period an amount more than what was needed, a motion was made and approved by the BOD to suspend the dues for the 2010 calendar year. Carol, Westbury H – asked about the CERTS courses being held at CVE. Mr. Fine stated that the courses have not yet started. Dan Glickman stated that Old and New Business is for only making motions. Mr. Fine agreed with him and asked the residents to use the open mic portion of the meeting for any questions. Good and Welfare Judy Schnieder – stated that the motion that Mr. Paglia brought up at the Board of the Reporter’s meeting, was never aimed at removing Mr. Fine from office, it was aimed at the 2009 initiative “One Man, One Hat”, and it has not been abandoned but will be presented at a future date. Mr. Fine pointed out that the two hat rule applies to holding office in COOCVE, MM and REC. Norm Dorken – spoke about a story in the Reporter about someone stealing ducks. Mr. Fine, stated that the person has been stopped as security was called and the individuals will not be allowed to enter the Village again. Fred Sherman – stated that no one from CVE showed up at this month’s City Commission meeting as they were voting on the lifts for five of our buildings. Norm Bloom – stated that the microphone system in the building is awful. Nancy Giordano stated that they are in the process of fixing the audio system in the Party Room. The Directors adjourned the meeting at 10:45am Respectfully Submitted, Steve Fine, President

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Village Minutes Minutes of Master Management Board Meeting March 11, 2010 President Ira Somerset called the meeting to order at 9:30 am on Thursday, March 11, 2010. In attendance were: Caryl Berner, Norman Bloom, Dick Ciocca, Anthony Falco, Dan Glickman, Bill Goddard, Gene Goldman, Jules Kesselman, Jack Kornfield, Bob Marcus, Fred Rosenzveig, Alan Schachter, Mel Schmier and Ira Somerset. Not Present: Harry Chizeck; Guests present were Bob Dolson, Business Manager; Michael Mahaney, Consultant Advisor. Open Mic: Roslyn Nehls – Had comments on the timing of bus stops, stops on west route, stops at Deerfield Mall, printed sheets on the East Route. Rhonda Pitone – commented on the Towne Center bus and Comcast. Joe Rubino – commented on the recently closed Comcast meeting. John Burke, Richmond F – commented on the sidewalk along Military Trail and asked if we received estimates on the sprinkler systems and if we applied for any grants. Mr. Glickman responded to the transportation comments. We are looking at changing the bus schedule from 9 am – 3 pm to 10 am – 4 pm to Towne Center on Saturdays. All other changes have been reviewed. Mr. Glickman can be reached at 954-421-6259 if there are any further comments/questions. Caryl Berner read the following letter from Chris Walton (BCT): “The Century Village Mini buses may use the city transit bus stops to pick up and discharge passengers. Please keep in mind that the operator should at no time layover at the bus stop because it may interfere with the regular bus service.” Mr. Somerset advised that he had been told that the City does not have money to put a sidewalk on Military Trail at this time. Also, MM has not yet looked at grants or received estimates on the irrigation system as we are not at that stage. Financial Report – Donna Childrey The CVE Master Management Financial Report was distributed to all Board members and discussed. For the month of February 2010 the Total Income was $901,481; Total Expenses were $779,560; Net Income was $120,920. YTD Total Income was $1,801,217; Total Expenses were

$1,707,717; Net Income was $93,499. Total Assets were $2,187,893; Total Current Liabilities were $1,304,828; Total Equity was $883,065. Cash on hand is $1,423,730. Prepaid Expenses were $30,000; Overdue accounts receivable from unit owners is $344,199 representing 891 unit owners. Gene Goldman moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report; Fred Rosenzveig seconded. Motion passed. 13:1 (No Vote: Caryl) Executive Summary – Mike Mahaney The Board discussed the Executive Summary report prepared by Mike Mahaney. Minutes Gene Goldman moved to accept the Minutes of the 2/11/10 Board Meeting. Dick Ciocca seconded. Motion passed. (Abstained: Caryl) Bob Marcus moved to accept the Minutes of the 2/22/10 Special Board Meeting. Bill Goddard seconded. Motion passed 13:1 (No vote: Jack) Presidents Report – Ira Somerset Mr. Somerset stated that he will be going away for a couple days and in his absence Dan Glickman will be responsible. Contract with Masuen, the irrigation designer, is with Mr. Murphy for his review. Comcast/ CSI Contract – CSI has agreed to an hourly rate and Mr. Murphy will be revising their contract to reflect those details. Mercer Contract – Connie Hoffman met with the Board to obtain agreement on specifics of the responsibilities of the Executive Director and to discuss the pay and benefits package. All of the agreed-upon specifics were incorporated in her letter to the board and the Overview of the position. Mel Schmier moved to accept Ms. Hoffman’s overview of the position with the conditions in it. Gene Goldman seconded. Motion passed 9:5 (No vote: Jack; Anthony; Caryl; Jules; Dick) Policy for Liens and Foreclosures – Gene Goldman moved to accept the Procedure for Liens and Foreclosures. Motion passed unanimously. Business Manager’s Report - Bob Dolson Air Conditioning Replacement A/C unit for Activities Center is on order. Irrigation – Pump #29 Swansea and Pump #32 Tilford V had minor repairs for a total of $216. To date total amount of repairs has been $2,668; authorized $35,000

Lakes and Waterways – Lake Maintenance program continues. Lighting – repairs to date $1,365; allocated $5,000. Miscellaneous Repairs – Balusters along West Drive replaced – no expense to Village; repair of windows in Activity Center has begun. Mel Schmier moved that MM not assume responsibility for the dumpster pads. Anthony Falco seconded. Dan Glickman moved to table the motion. Jack Kornfield seconded. Motion to table defeated 6:7. Original motion passed 6:5 (Gene and Fred abstained). Bob Marcus moved to accept the proposal from Francis Audio for $6,000 to replace sound system in the Activities Center as well as defective microphones and cables. Fred Rosenzveig seconded. Mel Schmier moved to table motion so Mr. Dolson can get additional proposals. Motion to table passed unanimously. Pool – Repairs to date $779; allocated $5,000. Road Repairs – Fred Rosenzveig moved to approve the proposal from Five Star Sealing for $14,715 plus tax and fees, to asphalt overlay the MM portion of the roadway at Harwood E. Dan Glickman seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Fred Rosenzveig moved to approve Five Star Sealing to repair 45 locations total area of 2,546 square yards of asphalt in roadways for $49,701 plus tax and permit fees. Alan Schachter seconded. Motion passed (Abstained: Anthony) Perimeter Fence Repairs – Ms. Berner received information from Deerfield Beach; CVE is not grandfathered with respect to the barbed wire as it was supposed to have been removed after construction back in the 70’s. Signs – Material for additional area signs for Farnham and Activity Center received by vendor and is in production; still waiting for golf course to sign off on “proof” for their part of the entrance sign. Committee Reports – Transportation Committee – Dan Glickman Mr. Glickman stated that the 2nd West Bus has been cancelled as there was very low ridership. Comcast Committee – Dick Ciocca Mr. Ciocca discussed a recent Committee meeting held on March 4th. Agenda items discussed were: channel changes, time lines,

procedures for return of equipment, synchronization, TV Guide channel and status of proposed addendum. Anthony Falco moved to require Master Managements’ Attorney to meet with Comcast by April 1. Jack Kornfield seconded. Motion passed 10:2 (No vote: Dan and Gene) Ms. Berner asked Mr. Somerset the total dollar amount to date that has been paid to Mr. Murphy with regard to Comcast. Mr. Somerset replied that the total is $2,180. Irrigation Committee – Anthony Falco Masuen Contract is with Mr. Murphy; we are waiting for his comments. Old Business Board Treasurer – Mr. Somerset stated that Norm Bloom has expressed interest in being the treasurer. Jack Kornfield moved to offer the treasurer’s position to Mr. Bloom; Jules seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Closed Meetings – Dick Ciocca spoke about an article that was printed in the CVE Reporter in April 2003. He is asking for clarification and what is standard and how should Committee meetings be conducted. The COOCVE Board does not direct the Master Management Board. Acting as the Voting Member of Master Management, the COOCVE Directors elect the Master Management BOD. Mr. Glickman was handed the gavel as Mr. Somerset had to leave. New Business Caryl Berner moved to have all Committee meetings other than Executive be

open to the public. Jack seconded. Alan Schachter made a motion to table until we have further information. Gene Goldman seconded. 8:2 Motion to table passed unanimously. Jack Kornfield moved that a $600 account be set up with Call Fire, a modern telephone service, and MM coordinate with COOCVE and/or Area Chairs or itself, to obtain the telephone numbers and building names of only those who wish to be contacted through Call Fire. No Second. Motion failed. Jack Kornfield moved to install a street light at the crosswalk at West Drive and Century Blvd. Jules Kesselman seconded. The Chairman ruled that this motion will be brought back, under New Business, because of time constraints and not given to us with proper information beforehand. Mr. Kornfield appealed the ruling of the chair. The chairs ruling was sustained by a vote of 6:2. Jack Kornfield moved that Water Optimizer be shown Master Management’s various pump sites as soon as possible. Caryl Berner seconded. The Chair stated that this is a complicated issue and is ruling again that this motion be brought back, under New Business, because of time constraints and not given to us with proper information beforehand so that we have an understanding of what is going on. Meeting adjourned at 12:36 pm Respectfully submitted, Ira Somerset




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printed with the article on page 1 and page 5 so lovely, but the great feedback from our neighbors and friends was so welcoming. The informative speech by Mr. Fine at our Writers Workshop meeting held on January 26, 2010 discussing How the Reporter Works was most enlightening. The Writers Workshop honored Mr. Fine for excellence of our Reporter with a plaque, so richly deserved. The Reporter is so informative for all our residents and is a truly A1, first rate, 4-star newspaper. Congratulations Mr. Fine and staff! SANDI LEHMAN Ellesmere A Response to Judy Olmstead’s letter in February, “Safety in the Village” To the Editor: After reading Ms. Olmstead letter, I felt that the more appropriate title should have been, “What Safety in the Village?” What value can you place


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Cambridge Area Meeting To the Editor: I am pleased to report a fantastic attendance on March 10th by both the residents of the Cambridge Area and guests. The more than 200 attendees were all very considerate of each other and each and every person was permitted to ask questions and to voice their opinions. In addition to regular business, our guest speaker, André Vautrin of Kent Security, answered all questions directed to him. He was very open and frank with his answers and this reflected well on his company. We thank him very much for his cooperation. Another major item on our agenda was that we explore the possibility of merging the Building Associations of Cambridge into one overall association. The Cambridge Area is comprised of seven high-rise buildings, each with 80 units, and many attendees presented their reasons as to why this would not be a good idea. Everyone present was given an opportunity to speak. The main objections were: a) Financial obstacles, b) The different values of many of the buildings, and c) The buildings were not prepared to take over the problems of other Associations. The end result was an overwhelming “no”. It is not the intention of the Cambridge Area to pursue this merger discussion further.






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was an overwhelming success as was the Art Expo. Many Villagers in the entrepreneurial spirit displayed their wares with enthusiasm. Business was brisk. As I perused both events I could not help but observe that, “that’s what our Village is about”. That’s why we are here! To enjoy our retirement years to the max, and judging by the multitude of comments I received, people in Century Village East are doing just that. As it happens every year, this is the time our seasonal residents start heading up north. While they are only here for six months, many of them make a valuable contribution to our Village. Have a safe trip and we look forward to your healthy return in the fall. Please remember that you can stay in touch with us by reading the Reporter on line at In the meantime, our year round residents will continue to enjoy all the fantastic amenities that make Century Village the best bang for the buck that money can buy.

on a human life? Ask the family of a victim if the cost would be prohibitive to save the life of their loved one. Ms. Olmstead states that it would take too much money to try to keep our more senior neighbors safe. She lists the requirements for making Century Village safe and then argues that the expense would be prohibitive and the end result would probably be a cash cow for the city in handing out traffic citations. If the BSO came in and traffic laws were obeyed, there would be no need to worry about a cash cow for the city. If there were a threat of traffic citations, there would be more respect for drivers, pedestrians and pedestrian crossings. Road signs and speed limits might remind drivers in the village to be more thoughtful and respectful of others, therefore tickets would be kept at a minimum. I would love to see traffic citations handed out because I have never seen such horrific driving as there is within our gates. Just yesterday, I saw a car drive in the wrong direction of a circle just to save a few feet of driving into his parking lot. I followed the car, and when he parked I asked him why he had done such a thing. He brushed me off, and refused to take my complaint seriously. For me, the debate is not yet over. If I can save just one life, I will do so. Keep listening. ELIZABETH A. BUCKLEY


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Condo News COOCVE Advisory Committee Report By FRED ROSENZVEIG Free Condominium Courses Offered by the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman and taught by Bill and Susan Raphan Sponsored by COOCVE Advisory Committee Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Clubhouse, Rm. GP-A. Registration required at Clubhouse Staff Office. Educational material will be provided for each course. You can register for one or more courses. Places are limited. April 16, 2010. Condominium Rights and Obligations A general explanation of the statutory rights of board members and unit owners. April 30, 2010 Basic Condominium Finances An overview of condominium finances,

including statutory requirements, budgets, financials, and reports. May 7, 2010 Serving on a Board of Directors What you need to know to serve on a board of directors in a Florida condominium. May 14, 2010 Condominium Rules and Regulations A review of rules and regulations in Florida condominiums and how they affect the community.

May 21, 2010 Condominium Meetings A comprehensive course on condominium meetings, notices, and parliamentary procedure. June 4, 2010 Condominium Elections An all inclusive class on the requirements for the noticing, mailing and balloting in a condominium election. An actual election will be conducted. To register, please sign up at the Clubhouse Staff Office.

Free Condo Courses (Repeat Series) Sponsored By COOCVE for 2010 By FRED ROSENZVEIG There will be one course on Condominium Elections, November 18, 2010. The other five courses in the series will be offered Thursday afternoons from January 13 through

February 10, 2011. There are sign-up sheets available now in the Clubhouse Staff Office for those who want to preregister for one or more courses.

Master Management Announcement CHANGE OF ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM IF YOU HAVE MADE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR MAILING ADDRESS WHEN YOU ARE AWAY FROM CENTURY VILLAGE. THIS WILL HELP US KEEP YOUR MAILING INFORMATION CURRENT. NAME:_______________________________________________ CONDO ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER: ________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ SUMMER MAILING ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ PHONE #:____________________________________________ EMAIL:_______________________________________________





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As you can see by my article on the flea market, it was an overwhelming success. Now the Recreation Committee is also thinking of having a car cruise next year with music and more delicious hot dogs from Café Zen. The number of activities available to our residents is astounding. Spread the word and none of our units will stay empty for long. Criminal incidents and traffic accidents were practically non-existent, which is amazing considering the number of people who live here, especially from January through March. The Reporter is planning a new column for the paper. Since so many residents are now keeping up with the Reporter online, we thought that it would be great if all of the seasonal residents would keep us posted on their summer lives and share it with each other. Send us your news from wherever you are during the off season and we will publish it. You will know what is going on in the Village by reading the paper each month and we will know what you are doing as well. Many seasonal residents get together in their hometowns, so send us announcements of coming events and take pictures for publication. Our email address is cvereporter@ and the paper can be read at www. We were often told at the COOCVE meetings that the Deerfield Beach inspectors are watching our units closely, waiting until the work is done on a unit without a permit, and then going in and requiring the unit owner to tear everything out. Fines and penalties can be as high as $20,000 according to gossip. Whether exaggerated or not, make sure you get a permit for everything except flooring and painting. At the March COOCVE Meeting, the Sheriff announced that two cars were broken into, and a purse left by mistake in the restroom near the restaurant was stolen. Speaking of purses, the Art Club, without warning or prior announcement, asked women entering the exhibition room to leave their purses at the door. Members of the club were expected to collect, watch, and distribute hundreds of purses without any loss or incidents. Most women have all their ID’s, credit cards, money, etc. in their purses and yet were told to just leave them. I hope the exhibit went well. I did not get to see it. Apparently

the Art Club does not trust the residents, but expects the residents to entrust their purses with them. We hope that next year, arrangements will be made to secure objects on display that are at risk of being stolen, so that everyone’s property will be protected. Come and support the Relay for Life of Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point on May 1 & 2 at Quiet Waters Park on Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach. The Relay starts on Saturday, May 1, at 3 p.m. and ends on Sunday, May 2, at 8 a.m. Relay for Life takes place in 5,000 communities around the world and is a direct support to the American Cancer Society. It is a life changing experience when you participate in Relay for Life. They open the Relay with the Survivor Walk and Dinner, which is a rewarding start to this event. Later, at sundown, the Luminaria Ceremony of silence and candles tugs at every heart in attendance. It is the opportunity to remember loved ones lost to cancer and honors those who are fighting the battle or who have won the battle. Our 2010 Relay theme is Countries, so it will be an International Relay with food, decorations, and entertainment from many countries. The number of teams who never stop walking and entertaining all night long is impressive and heartwarming. The music, entertainment, food, raffles, and auction provide plenty of enjoyment for all. Last year, the event raised over $100,000 and this year our goal is $110,000. The funds raised at Relays benefit cancer survivors, those fighting cancer, and families dealing with the loss of a family member from cancer. If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating in this event as part of the Century Village East (CVE) team, contact Caryl Berner at 954-421-0191 or at carylberner@bellsouth. net. The Reporter is donating the $100.00 entry fee for the CVE team.

ARE YOU OK?     The North Broward Hospital District, Sheriff’s Office and the City of Deerfield Beach are asking. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone check to see that you are OK every day?  The “Are You OK?” program is designed for seniors, disabled persons, or anyone in our community who lives alone. “Are You OK?” is a computerized telephone calling system, which will be donated by the North Broward Hospital District and operated Free of Charge by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.  The system calls each enrolled subscriber every day of the year at the same time of the day. When the subscriber picks up the phone he or she will hear voices saying, “Good morning, are you okay?”  If the subscriber fails to answer the phone after several tries, or if there is a busy signal several times in a row, the computer immediately notifies the Broward Sheriff’s Office who will then try telephoning personally.  If no verification can be obtained, a patrol car will be dispatched to check on the person.  During times when the

subscriber plans to be away, ‘a single call 24 hours in advance to the Broward Sheriff’s Office will stop the calls for as long as needed. The system is now in use in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the Country. It has saved a number of lives and reduced worry and anguish for countless citizens and their family and friends. There is no charge of any kind for this service. Each subscriber will be asked to choose an hour, which he or she prefers to be called.  The calls will always be made in the same order, so people will quickly learn exactly when

to expect them. Everyone who signs up for this service will be asked to fill out a short form with medical and other information which the Broward Sheriff’s Office may need in an emergency.  This information will be kept totally confidential by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. If you wish to sign up or know someone that may be in need of this service, call the City of Deerfield Beach Senior Services at (954) 480-4441.  For additional information call the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Deerfield Beach District at (954) 480-4300.

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Condo News Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions By EVA RACHESKY Administration/Cen-Deer Communities Office What is Direct Debit / ACH and how does it work? Residents who sign up for Direct Debit (also referred to as ACH) have authorized CenDeer Communities to draw the monthly payment from their checking account each month – freeing the resident of the need to keep track of payment dates, amounts and the need to mail the payment each month. Payments appear on the Resident’s bank statement as Century Village ACH. Staff Office What is the procedure for admitting Speakers or Entertainers to Club, Area or Building meetings in the Clubhouse? In order to have a speaker or entertainer admitted to the Clubhouse for a function, a “Speaker Pass” is needed. Residents can pick up the “Speaker Pass Form” in the Staff Office, Monday thru Friday – 9am to 5pm. When the form is filled out and returned, a Clubhouse Speaker Pass will be issued. It is the responsibility of the Club/ resident to provide the pass to their guest. They will also need

to call Security at the main gate to have the person admitted into the Village. ID Department If a unit or vehicle is disposed of (sale, foreclosure, inheritance, etc.) is there a special requirement concerning the identification items that have been assigned? A $25 fee is charged for every unreturned ID, guest pass, bar code, windshield sticker or gate pass. These fees are incurred when a unit and/or vehicle is disposed of through sale, inheritance, foreclosure, etc. When a unit is sold – or passed on to inheriting family – the IDs, etc. of the former residents should be returned to the ID office or turned in to the title company handling the closing. In a like manner the bar code and parking sticker must be scraped off and returned as well. If these items are not returned by the time of closing the monies due will be withheld from the seller’s funds. Theater I have seen people eating in the theater during movies & shows. Is this allowed? Absolutely NOT! There is no eating anywhere in the

Clubhouse, with the exception of scheduled activities in the Party Room. Bringing snacks, candy, etc. into the theater is not only disturbing to other residents attending, but will also cause insect and rodent problems. Athletic Department I have seen people skating and children playing on the tennis courts – is this allowed? Only tennis related activities are allowed on the tennis courts; using the court as a playground for children – using skateboards, rollerblades, bikes, etc. – is not permitted. Also, when on the courts proper tennis attire is required; this includes shirt, shorts and tennis shoes but excludes black sole sneakers. Please contact Security to report abuse of courts 954- 4213552. If you have questions about reserving a court please contact the Staff Office in the Clubhouse 954-428-7095. Recreation Maintenance We need your help in maintaining the CVE pools! Several of our pools have been freezing up and having equipment breakdowns due to someone tampering with the temperature controls.

We are asking residents to NOT change the temperature settings – they are set at the proper temperature and when someone changes the setting, whether up or down, it creates problems and can cause the equipment to perform inadequately or stop working all together. The resulting ‘down time’ for the pool is an inconvenience for residents and an additional expense. 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. Refunds will not be issued if you take a class and decide you don’t like it. If you are requesting a refund for the reasons stated above, you must make your request by the second class of the session. 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 5pm to 11pm and on the weekends from 9am to 11pm. The indoor pool & locker rooms are closed at 9pm to enable cleaning staff to restore the rooms to order before the building closes for the evening. The exercise rooms are open until 10pm. Residents will generally have access to most other areas of the Clubhouse until approximately 10:3010:45pm, when the Security staff starts to check on the rooms and lock them up for the overnight hours. Ticket Office Attention: All Residents participating in the Advance Season Ticket Program Residents wishing to receive the 2010/2011 brochure must use an envelope provided by the Ticket Office and pay $2.00 which includes postage. YOU MUST HAVE EXACT CHANGE

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Condo News Coalition for CVE Homebound By MARION G. COHEN Rummaging through my files on the Coalition, I found the listing of officers who had pioneered this organization, names like Stella Lass and Irving Barr. These were individuals who had the foresight to realize that many of our residents, who elected to retire to this community to enjoy their golden years, would become afflicted with age-related infirmities and have to face the possibilities of being placed in nursing homes. Neither of these stellar foot soldiers are with us today, but their legacy lives on. Stella can be remembered for her involvement in the Century Village Symphony and Irving for the editorship of the Reporter. I remember the day Stella called a meeting of active volunteers in Century Village and announced that she would be retiring from many of her activities, but they must continue with new leadership. Both Sid Feinberg and I attended that meeting. I must admit that I was flattered to be in such prestigious company. Sidney became President of the Coalition, and I became VicePresident. The legacy of Stella and Irving lives on. Today, in Century Village we have a home health service that brings the caretaker right into the home providing “hands-on” assistance. This innovative alternative, available since 1986, bolsters the morale of the patient and provides him with the dignity of remaining in his own familiar environment surrounded by neighbors and friends. The Coalition is a NotFor-Profit organization in the strictest sense. It is run by unpaid volunteers. It is supported by you, the residents of Century Village, and by organizations, clubs, temples, building boards. It is an organization that spends all monies collected to provide health care assistance directly to the needy residents of the Village only.

Our annual letter of appeal for funds should have reached you by this time. Won’t you please give serious thought to contributing to the Coalition for CVE Homebound Program to help us continue the vital aid so desperately needed by our neighbors and friends? If you or your neighbors need to secure professionally trained health care assistance, the Broward Homebound Program will gladly provide their services. Please call Goldie, Intake Specialist, at 954-786-2484. Please see our supplementary summary of services of the Homebound Program listed in this paper. We appreciate the support of COOCVE in the amount of $1,000. We thank Steven Fine for his message expressing the fact that the donations is their way of saying “thank you” for the many services that we provide. We wish to thank Elaine Mellen for her contribution of $25. Despite our troubled economic times, our residents continue to support our cause thus demonstrating by their generosity our support of each other and our feeling of oneness.

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Gloria and Judy Olmstead vendors

A member of the CVE Sewing Club selling some of their creations

Pictured Left: Kelly Serkin, CVE Administrative Assistant collected donations for Women in Distress

Pictured Right: Hortense Lawrence and Susan Dove representing the Red Hatters

and France Bernard, and sold items donated by their association’s residents for the benefit of their Beautification Fund. Profits realized by various vendors ranged from $50.00 to $300.00, so everyone profited from the event. Kelly Serkin, our newest employee at the Master Management office, was on site with her van to collect any unsold articles for the Women in Distress organization and she was very pleased with the results. She needed two or three vans to transport the generous donations made by residents of Century Village East. These items will be sold at Blooming Sales in Margate. Her efforts also encouraged many people to sell as they had no worries about disposing of unsold articles. Among the many items sold were jewelry, purses, tools, flower arrangements, clothing and books. It was also a great opportunity for our trolley residents to shop at a flea market and the trolleys were busy dropping off and picking up residents at the Century Boulevard side of the old bus depot. The Recreation Committee of COOCVE is already planning next year’s flea market since this one was such a huge success. Residents can start setting aside a box or two now to fill with items to sell at next year’s flea market. While the event was late in the season, because of the unusually cold weather this year, the Committee could not have picked a better day.

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Consumer Interest “Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisal” Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions… “Missed the Homestead or Portability Filing Deadline?” Dear Lori, I missed the March deadline for filing both my Homestead Exemption and Portability Applications. Is there anything I can do to get my 2010 tax exemptions? L. C., Dania Beach, FL File today for 2010 and 2011 exemptions! Recent changes in Florida law allows for late filing of exemptions for the 2010 Tax Year through September 20, 2010. Our office accepts late exemption applications for Homestead, Disability, Widow/Widower, Granny Flat, Portability, and Non-Profits. To qualify for a 2010 exemption, you must have purchased, be named on the title and made the property your permanent residence as of January 1, 2010. In January 2008, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment making some or all of the Save Our Homes (SOH)

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By MARTY POPELSKY, Commissioner District 3


It was very gratifying to see so many Villagers attend the District 3 meeting held in the Clubhouse Party Room. Personally, I found that the questions asked by the audience were intelligent and to the point. I hope that you felt satisfied with the answers. This was the first meeting I have had in the Village since 2005 and I am looking forward to having another one in the near future. If you have any suggestions regarding another meeting, please contact me, as I am always open to new ideas. After all, I am your only Commissioner and have only your interests at heart. The City Commission has approved funding for five more elevators to be installed in the Village. This is great news for residents of Durham Q, Markham D, Oakridge E, Tilford F, and Ventnor A, which have all completed the application process. Look for installation to begin soon. There are times at the Commission meetings when decisions have to be made that can affect Century Village. If you haven’t attended a City Commission meeting recently, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us on the first or third Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held at City Hall, 150 NE 2nd Avenue, at 7 PM. They are open to anyone who wants to attend to learn more about how the city functions. You can even request to speak at a meeting, by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 954480-4213. Meeting agendas are made available on the city’s website, www., on the Friday before a Commission meeting.

Hillsboro Blvd. Need some new shrubs, trees or plants? Visit our Spring Tree Sale. 40 – 50 vendors will be on-site with shrubs, orchids, palms, flowering and fruit trees and much more available for purchase. Attain valuable horticultural advice and enjoy book signings by noted authors. Call 954-480-4494.

CITY NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS Residential Paper Shredding Event Sat., Apr.10, 9 AM - Noon Recycling Drop-Off Center, 401 SW 4 St. Shredding events are held on the second Saturday of every month. Call 954-4801420. Shredding fees: 1-5 boxes - $10 6-10 boxes - $20 11-15 boxes - $30 Traveling Art Appreciation Program Thurs., Apr. 15, 1 PM Old Schoolhouse, 232 NE 2nd St. The City of Deerfield Beach is pleased to present the popular Traveling Art Appreciation Program, sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and the Deerfield Cultural Committee. This Traveling Art program is for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of art. This presentation, The Ashcan Painter, is the final of a series of three.  Cost is $5 per person. Call 954-4804433. Friends of the Arboretum Plant Sale Sat., Apr. 17, 9AM – 4PM Constitution Park, 2841 W

Property Tax Exemption Assistance at City Hall Tues., Apr. 20, 11:30 AM 1 PM City Hall, 150 NE 2nd Ave. Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office sign-up event for Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemptions. Held every third Tuesday of the month through 2010. Documents required to file a Homestead Exemption include: A current Florida driver’s license or Florida identification card, and a current voter registration card or declaration of domicile. Non-US citizens must also provide proof of permanent residency. 954357-6035 ~   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 E-mail: Regards & Good Health Marty Popelsky Your District 3 Commissioner

With a month of session under our belt, the legislature is in full swing. I introduced new legislation that will put heavy pressure on the State of Florida to restrict taxpayer funding for corporations doing business with Iran. The timeliness of my legislative efforts are bolstered by a newly released report from The New York Times detailing how the federal government has awarded over $107 billion within the past decade to companies engaged in business with Iran. Included in that $107 billion is $15 billion for companies that financially support Iran’s energy sector – a direct violation of U.S. sanctions law. My newly-filed legislation prevents state agencies from entering into, awarding, or renewing a contract with any company doing business, either directly or indirectly, with Iran. SB 2520 is modeled on Congressman Ron Klein’s federal legislation, “The Accountability for Business Choices in Iran Act,” a measure which I praise Representative Klein for. The fact that the United States government has provided American tax dollars to companies that directly support the Iranian nuclear program is illogical, immoral, and a direct affront to the security interests of our nation and of our allies, including Israel. Florida need not stand by while the federal government fails to enforce



serious economic sanctions on Iran. Within the last month, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the 9/11 attacks on America a lie, and he shows no signs of retreating from his previous call to wipe Israel off the map. Iran is sliding towards a military dictatorship built on defiance of the international community and the oppression of its own people, and Florida taxpayers have no interest in financially supporting this dangerous regime. In coordination with this legislative effort, I am pressing the State of Florida to ensure taxpayers are not supporting the Iranian regime. I have sent a letter to Governor Charlie Crist, following up on my previous request that the Governor halt Vitol, formerly Iran’s largest supplier of refined petroleum, from using public funds to open a terminal at Florida’s Port Canaveral. I also sent a letter to Ash Williams, Executive Director of the State Board of Administration, urging him to expedite the availability of a terror-free retirement option for Florida workers. In 2007, I passed the “Protecting Florida’s Investments Act,” which made Florida the first state in the nation to divest pension funds from companies doing business with Iran and Sudan. Since its passage, Florida has divested over $1.2 billion from scrutinized companies, and nearly 20 state governments have followed our lead. My letters to Governor Crist and Mr. Williams complies with the spirit of that bill and allows Florida to take the moral high road in the fight against terrorism. It is an honor to represent your interests in Tallahassee. Should you ever find yourself in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office.




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Working for the Yankee Dollar By Robert Winston In 1951 Proctor and Gamble was in the process of introducing its newest product on the national scene: CHEER. The company’s college recruiter was well into his pep talk. Three-dozen young faces were paying rapt attention to the motivational speech. If you took him at his word, you’d think that this new product was, at the very least, comparable to splitting the atom. Of primary interest to us was the sixty-five dollar a week salary P&G was paying. Not too shabby for summer employment in 1951. The job was simple enough. All we had to do was give away six-ounce sample boxes of CHEER and make a speech extolling the virtues of this new product; i.e., “it has a blue-magic whitener that makes white clothes whiter. It will wash so clean, you don’t even need bluing or bleach. The P&G representative cautioned, “Be sure to smile, be friendly and sincere.” Remember you are representing Proctor and Gamble, the world’s foremost soap and laundry detergent manufacturer.” We all nodded in agreement. Did we believe it? Not necessarily, but we did believe in $65.00 a week. The demographics of how the detergent was to be distributed were designed to cover a broad section of Americana. Some crews were assigned low-income areas, others middle class, and still others the more prestigious. We were required to go through a week-long orientation and training

session. What that really consisted of was: practice your speech presentation, smile, smile, and smile. Always keep in mind that you’re not selling anything; you’re giving them something, and always remember when you put on the P&G jacket, that you’re representing one of the world’s best-known and respected companies. We all felt confident that we could handle the job, even though we were not overly enthused with the challenge it presented. Crew bosses were sent from P&G’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati. They were concerned that we get the procedure right, so they decided that we do a trial run, before being dispersed around New England and New York. Why East Boston was decided upon is still a mystery to me. East Boston had a largely first-generation Italian population who lived mostly in two and three family homes. I visited the residences I had been assigned, under the watchful eye of the crew bosses who discreetly waited behind the wheels of the company station wagons. I doubt if the housewives knew what I was talking about, but they waited courteously while I went through the required drill. One middle age woman, Rose Cataldo, who answered the door, was particularly pleasant. The aroma coming from the house indicated that dinner was on the stove. Feeling uneasy, I quickly went through my prepared speech. She smiled, and

I gave her two boxes of CHEER. Grazie il giovane, entrato, mangiare. Siete un buon ragazzo. I have a rudimentary knowledge of Italian and I thought I understood her words to mean that she extended an invitation to me to join her family for dinner. I was tempted, but declined. The job wasn’t a career move, but it was kind of fun, and I needed the money. Unfortunately, this view was soon to change. Based upon the reception we had in test runs, several crews, one which included me, were assigned to the Huntington and Hempstead area of Long Island, New York. When you look up “affluent” in the dictionary, a miniature picture of Hempstead or Huntington could easily be used to pictorially describe what is meant by that word. Why Procter and Gamble determined this area was in need of free samples of a sixty-five cent box of detergent must have been someone’s idea of a joke. Several dozen cases of CHEER were dropped off at a rented facility on the outskirts of Hempstead. It was there the our crew loaded two P&G station wagons with six ounce CHEER sample boxes. These were to be distributed to the “needy” families of Huntington and Hempstead. The crew chief, Chuck Anderson, stopped at one of the streets filled with estates. Pointing to a particularly humongous home, he told me to make a delivery.

With a grin on his face, he said something to the effect of “make sure to give the poor b…. the full treatment, speech and all.” Objecting, I said they probably don’t do their own wash. His grin broke into a hysterical laugh, “Who cares, go earn your 65 bucks!” I felt ridiculous, but a job is a job and you do what you got to do. There were no fences on the property, just a huge expanse of well-landscaped garden. The walkway leading up to the chateau blended with a semicircular driveway that led to the front door, and continued on to a five-car garage. A mailbox specially designed as a reproduction of the estate proudly heralded the owners’ name: THE TOURMALINES. Okay, I told my boss, looking at him incredulously, give me the sample. “Bad news,” Anderson said, as he looked for one in the back of the station wagon, “we have no more.” “That’s fine, let’s call it a day then,” I said, quite relieved. “No way,” he insisted, the P&G manual clearly states in the absence of samples, you are to apologize and give to them, money-saving coupons, tell them it will save them a few bucks.” The situation was beyond farcical, but like I said, a job’s a job. I made my way up the long walkway and reached the massive mahogany front door. There was a high gloss brass plunger that I assumed was the bell. I pushed it in and Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathura (later popularized by Stanley Kubric’s 2001: A Space Odyssey) broke the silence.

A butler answered the door, and asked, “Yes?” My company’s instructions were to speak directly, if possible, to the lady of the house, so I asked if she were available. The butler, very aware of my attire, informed me that the madam was indisposed at the present time. I didn’t pursue the matter, but I did partially fulfill my obligations. “Would you kindly give her these coupons for CHEER detergent, and be sure to let her know that she can save a dollar and a half the next time she goes shopping.” I returned to the station wagon and Chuck Anderson asked. “How did you make out?” “Fine,” I said, “and, incidentally Chuck I quit!” “Why?” “Because you’re an idiot!” I returned to Massachusetts in time for my final semester, but not before I visited Rose Cataldo again. I rang her doorbell and gave her four sample boxes of Cheer, which I had managed to squirrel away before leaving Long Island. I asker her in my amateurish Italian, ”E che offerta del pranzo ancora aperta?” (Is that dinner offer still open?) She answered: “Naturalmente! Mangiare! Siete cosi buon ragazzo! (Of course! Eat! You’re such a good boy.) I didn’t accept the invitation. Just smiled. She smiled back as I walked away. Reality and my home were just five miles away.

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More Confessions of a Car Nut By STAN WEINSTEIN Did you ever wonder when the massive, ornate, over the top styling began? Way back in 1948 Cadillac came out with a design on the rear fenders of their cars resembling a fish’s tail, henceforth they coined the phrase Fish Tail. As the years slowly progressed the shape of the tail got bigger. The tail then soon became a fin. The big three – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler – all wanted a piece of the action. It became a contest to see who could build a bigger fin. Virgil Exner was the top stylist with Chrysler. He revamped their image in 1955, coining the phrase the Forward Look. In 1956 he added fins to the Plymouth and Dodge, giving them the look of a jet airplane. Ford then joined in with its version in 1957 with Thunderbird type styling on its Ford line. In 1955 Chevrolet also got into the act with a crisp new styling but it was the legendary ‘57 Chevy that sported the biggest fins in the Chevrolet line. Nothing, however, surpassed the massive fins

on the ’59 Cadillac. Bold and massive would be an understatement when describing the size of its fins. You almost needed someone standing on the sidewalk to guide you into a parking space, as your vision was obstructed by these gargantuan masses of steel. This was overindulgence to the max and was never to be duplicated again by any automobile manufacturer. Starting in 1960 the fins on the Cadillac were substantially reduced and had a much more elegant and graceful appearance. They were gradually toned down in 1964 the last year of fins on the Caddy. So you might say that from ’48 to ’64 fins were all the rage. In 1959 Chevrolet had an interesting concept: they flattened out the fin and the tail lamps were designed to resemble a cat’s eye. It was an interesting twist that lasted only one year. The major flaw in this design, although aesthetically pleasing to the eye, was that it would lift up the rear end of the car at high speeds, thus making speeds in excess

of 80 mph, difficult and dangerous. As safety was a major issue during the 1960’s, the whole concept of fins on cars gradually disappeared completely. I myself had the joy of owning three finned vehicles in my younger days. As distinctly different as each one was, to me they were all magnificent in their own way. I had a ’58 Plymouth Belvedere convertible. It was powder blue with a blue-and-white interior. As beautiful as it was, that’s how troublesome it was. After two years of fixing everything that could go wrong I made an even swap for a ’59 Impala. The ’59 Impala was bright red, had a monstrous 348 cubic inch engine and a gluttonous lust for gas. It had dual exhausts and you always knew when I was comin’ – or leavin’! I was driving it very conservatively one day with my father riding shotgun. He said to me with great annoyance, “Are you gonna catch another red light?” At that point, I quickly downshifted, floored it and gave him the ride of his

life. He never let me drive his car after that. I must admit that was truly a Kodak moment! The look of horror on his face and the roar of the engine seemed to make it all worthwhile. Last but not least was my ’60 Cadillac convertible. It was the closest thing to a land yacht I have ever seen. It honestly took a little more room than one parking space as they were metered off and the length of the car encroached upon the boundary of the second spot. It also had a voracious appetite for premium fuel. Even though gasoline was well below $1.00 per gallon, cruising around with the top down turned out to be an expensive pleasure. The gas gauge seemed to drop as though it had a lead balloon attached to it. Every time I gunned it on the highway I could almost see the gas gauge drop as the big boat picked up speed. One morning I went to get my car, only to find that it had been stolen during the night. I wished the thief a lot of luck because I had been out

cruising the night before and the gas gauge registered about an eighth of a tank. He couldn’t have gone very far; however, I never saw the car again and about two weeks later I received a check from the insurance company. I promptly purchased a brand new Volkswagen. Although lackluster in acceleration and smooth ride, a gallon of gas went a long way. How sweet it was. I would really enjoy swapping car stories with anybody who owned cars of the 50’s and 60’s era. Those cars were really magnificent. These chromeladen beauties had something going for them that the cars of today could never match! One classic example, the ’64 Thunderbird, was around 4200 pounds and priced at $4200. Look what you were getting for a buck a pound! And ten bucks filled you up from empty to full! My cell phone has a 914 area code (914-672-9615). I also have an email address: Stanbyme821@ Please feel free to contact me. HAPPY MOTORING! See ya next time.

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The Hill By HERB CHARATZ I hope this story brings back some warm memories of your youth as we go through this terrible winter. Here in Florida we do not have to contend with the snow, but most of us have families in states that are going through rough times with snowfalls that are breaking records. As an adult the word snow brings with it the thought of slippery, dangerous roads and loss of business. But when we were children it was a magical word which brought us fun and friendship. The baseball season ended and school started with its homework and, to me, dullness. I couldn’t wait for

the first snowflake to fall. As soon as there were a few inches on the ground the entire neighborhood took out their sleds and slide boards and ran to the hill. The hill was at the corner of Remsen Avenue, East 52nd Street, and Rutland Road. It was not a large hill, but it was the only one that we could go down with any speed. Even though different people used their sleds in different ways, belly-whopping (running fast and then jumping onto the sled with your belly) was the main fun. The thrill of going down and then climbing back up to the top to get the thrill over and over again was exciting. The area was very crowded

and steering around all the sleds without falling off or crashing into one of them was the ultimate test. Your reputation was on the line as the crowd watched you from the time you waited your turn—at the top of the hill—how you timed your starting run – the length of your run to your belly-whop – how you maneuvered around others – and even how you stood up and made your way back up to the top. I loved facing this challenge and winning the admiration of the crowd. Putting a girl on your back was another daring ride. The girl had to hold on tight because falling off was a no-no and you were teased about it all

day. We would go almost all afternoon going up and down and getting the same thrill time and time again. Rolling in the snow and the snowball fights between chosen sides was a fight to the finish. That meant one side had to say they surrendered and they had to take us across the street to Mr. Grossman’s candy store and buy a soda of our choice. Mr. Grossman’s candy store was the hot spot around the neighborhood. He knew everyone’s name. We would come in as a group after school to get our candy and look at the magazines. As I look back, I remember with much pleasure that Mr. Grossman never yelled at us

even when we made a mess of the magazine rack. I also remember the scolding I was in for at home, with my face flushed and my body sweaty, in wet clothing from the exercise on the hill. No matter how serious the argument with my mother, it was nothing compared to the great time I had going up and down the hill with all my friends. And knowing tomorrow I could feel that same way again. My friends and I loved having our own sleds and a place of our own. I will always remember the hill where we enjoyed the camaraderie and friendship which made up the memories of my youth.

A Writer Remembers By LUCILLE C. WEITZ The writer, Philip Cioffari, first came to my attention when he was quoted as having said: “All writing is a combination of personal details and the things you hear from other people, and things you make up.” Cioffari, an English professor at a university in New Jersey, grew up in the New York borough of the Bronx and can’t seem to get it out of his system. It has become the backdrop for most of his writing. “I believe,” he says, “that more than having been raised Catholic, or my Italian heritage, that the Bronx had more of a shaping influence on me than anything else.” His writing is often about

the various kinds of loss suffered by the young and the loss of innocence at the hands of the experienced. Now Cioffari has made his first movie, an independent film call, Love in the Age of Dion. The film was made with Cioffari’s own funds, and it tells the story of a man who has moved to Los Angeles but is obsessed with the good old days of growing up in the Bronx. He goes back to the old neighborhood to find out what happened to a lost love, and the title refers to the period around the 1950s, when groups such as Dion and the Belmonts played on the radio. A good story as well as

a good movie is something Cioffari remembers enjoying during those days that he lived in a Bronx housing project with his sister and two brothers. The family lived in a huge project comprising seven and twelve story buildings. The area was predominantly Italian, Irish, Jewish and German, and there were always plenty of kids around to play with. Says Cioffari: “You learned to fight early. You had to fight to maintain your security. Having to fight for yourself and hold your own were good life lessons.” At home, Cioffari learned about life beyond the Bronx. His father read a paperback a

day and loved westerns, and his son became interested in reading books also. Reading a book created another world for Cioffari, and the words took him in. A love of music also developed, and by high school, Cioffari started writing poetry as well as stories and plays. By the 70s he wrote screenplays and was working with a young director on a number of scripts. However the director died at a young age, and at that time, everything depended on your contacts, and so Cioffari went back to his first love – the writing of fiction. One young student who has Cioffari as a literary as well as performing arts

ad advisor says: “He’s pretty amazing. He’s very personable and relaxed and a very comfortable person to get to know. I’ve taken all my classes with him, so in creative writing, anything technical I learned from him.” Cioffari is working on three novels that are nearing completion. Two are set in Florida and the third in New Mexico. But, says Cioffari, there are elements of the Bronx in each of them. Cioffari summed up by reflecting upon his attachment to the Bronx: “This place had a big influence on me growing up. It’s important to be connected to the place where you grew up. It helps shape you.”

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Marilyn J. Cohen, age 69, passed away on February 25, 2010 after a long battle with a severe illness. She leaves a daughter, Sheryl in Rhode Island and her husband, Lawrence here in Century Village. After 50 years of marriage and many years of friendship, she will be greatly missed by many.

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Sounding Board Volunteer Spotlight Photo & Text by Barbara Nathan Marcus Meet Caryl Radzler. Caryl has been a seasonal resident at CVE since 2003, having retired in 1995. She has been a volunteer here for approximately five years. “She is a perpetual volunteer.” She has a ten room Victorian home in the Catskills where she can sit back and look at the mountains and also work hard in her community. She tells me that up North she fundraises for the local Church and for the replacement of a small bridge in her town. She is also on the Board of Habitat for Humanity. Born in the Bronx, her family moved to Brooklyn during the “war years”, then back to the Bronx and eventually to Staten Island. (This may account for her wanderlust during her career ), Caryl went to Brooklyn College for a nursing program and obtained a BA in psychology from NYU.

Her first job was at University Hospital in NYC, where she set up the first intensive care unit. She then worked for the World Health Organization. Caryl said that in order to be able to travel anywhere in the world, she changed her passport to say “Unitarian” instead of “Jewish” so not to impede her placement. Her first placement was in Trans Jordan and she worked with camel drivers and their families, who travelled across the dessert. (She picked up some Arabic and some French at that time) There were problems of infection and vitamin deficiencies which she treated with penicillin and vitamins. She also delivered babies. She then came back to North America to work for Vista, which became the American Peace Corp. She worked with the impoverished in West Virginia who suffered

also from infection and vitamin deficiencies. She also taught and provided devices for birth control. The major portion of her career was with the New York City Department of Mental Health where she worked her way up through the system to a management role Of CVE Caryl says ”this is the most caring and comprehensive place for anyone to come to when they get older, the amenities are superb. The people in my building, my fellow residents are resourceful, wonderful, loving and giving people.” “Gloria Shomer, my neighbor and friend decided that I was an avid reader and that I should become involved in the CVE Library. I now take flexible shifts and fill in as often as I can. I asked to be trained in every station so I could be more useful. I am now a reservist at the library,” she relates.

Caryl Radzler Caryl says “the most wonderful thing in the library is to be able to introduce people to authors and subjects they might not have thought of. The Board is just so

totally devoted,” and so is Caryl. So totally devoted is this modest “cultural Jew” who has “been there, done that” and yet so amazingly unassuming. Good to know you, Caryl!

warmth, and honesty. The natives or indians, Athabascans and Piutes arrived over a thousand years ago from Siberia which connected to Alaska by ice. We learned that the varieties of fish arrived first followed by the pursuing predatory animals, and then by these natives who needed the animals for sustenance. Ice melted thereby forming the Bering Sea. Much later, Seward purchased the whole of Alaska for seven million dollars. Alaska is twice the size of Texas, 40 times larger than Massachusetts, and approximately 80 New Jerseys can fit into my now favorite state. One in sixty

inhabitants owns a float or pontoon or seaplane. As we can see the beautiful boats and yachts as we pass the Florida Intercoastal, so we see these planes in abundance in Alaskan docks. It is the primary way of getting around in the State. Many people from the lower forty eight now call Alaska home. And, if you could see the beauty, majesty and pioneer spirit of its people, you too, might also choose to call Alaska home, one day. Alaska is a land unlike any other. Let’s hope it stays that way.

The Art of Alaska By SHELLY BASKIN her cub to catch salmon from the flowing river, was an awesome sight. There were beavers pushing wood and grasses upstream to build a dam so they could weather the winter under water in trapped air pockets, were a sight to behold. There were Otters swimming on their backs, while cracking open clams and enjoying the “catch of the day”, swimming, playing, and performing antics for our shipload of amazed passengers. We saw eons old glaciers rising five hundred feet above the sea as we watched in awe, the cracking, crumbling, and release of pieces of blue

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Text by TERRANCE JAGIEL Photo by MARTI WELLS Two cowboy “aficionados” use props provided by Seacrest Management to make digital memories of their “Wild West” passion that began with cap pistols and cowboy hats at the age of seven. Reliving the past by watching old western films, these “cowpokes” were pictured here just prior to attending the Davie Pro Rodeo to further their “Old

West” fantasies. Next on their agenda is Chuck Wagon night, an event to be put on by “Cool Hand Carl” and “Terry the Kid” that will feature beans, beef jerky, and sourdough bread. All this washed down with a little “redeye” drinks. Everyone invited will be in western wear – a night to remember.

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Whether we admit it or not, as time goes on, many of us have fears that may magnify into a phobia. Mine is that someone might steal my 2002 Honda Odyssey van. It can occur even when parking in the relatively safe Century Village Clubhouse parking lot. Mine is a very popular vehicle with a color that was popular the first three years it was produced. Two years ago my wife and I were travelling the inland route via routes 84, 81, and 77, and made excellent progress the first day going almost 600 miles to Harrisonburg, Virginia, a bustling college town, alive with eager shoppers searching for Christmas gifts in the malls. After checking into our motel and eating at a local eatery, we ventured into a store in a huge mall. It had about four or five shopping cart parking places. We had parked close to one of these. After shopping, we cheerfully left the store, and started looking for our van in the dark parking lot. We went towards where we thought it was parked, and were sure we would easily find it. We moved from surprise, to apprehension, to mild fear, to positive hysteria as our thoughts quickly deducted someone had stolen it. Here we were in a strange city, our van loaded with suitcases, computer, documents, golf equipment, you name it, and it was inside the Honda. Should we call security, the city police, the state police, extend our motel stay? Should we arrange another way to reach Florida? Should we go home right away? We were just left with the clothes on our back and my wallet. We felt violated and we thought the thieves had absconded with our loaded van. We even imagined the cart attendant was in on the theft. We spent over an hour searching desperately in hopes we had missed seeing our van. My wife started questioning whether I locked the car of not. I thought I had. Just as we were about to give up, my wife spotted our beloved van, exactly where we had parked it. She said, ”We walked by this place five times and never saw it.” It shook me up so much that every time I start looking for my car, I tremble when I don’t see it right away. I must be remembering the Harrisonburg episode. I called myself stupid or flaky for not remembering the landmarks that would have pinpointed its location. It seems to be a phobia I can’t shake.

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An Invitation for Lunch & a Tour

R ETIREMENT L IVING The Horizon Club is a resort style community where residents live on their own terms. The Horizon Club residents enjoy all the advantages of a care-free life. Amenities and services such as: Beautiful apartment homes with full kitchens, washer and dryer, & screened patios Outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi Full service Beauty & Barber salon Fitness Center (on-site) Housekeeping & linen service Social educational, devotional and recreational programs Gourmet inspired cuisine And much more!

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The Happenings

Sunrise Senior Living’s events and occasions for Seniors and their Families at The Horizon Club

There’s always something happening at The Horizon Club. Join us for one or all of the activities listed below. Call us to learn more about these and other educational, social and cultural events and programs. Bring your friends along, or come and meet new friends. Call or visit us today to learn more.

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010 Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

Sterling University Series

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Time: 2 pm to 3 pm

Optimizing Your Health Series

Date: Friday, April 9, 2010 Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

Vision Expo

Date: Wednesday April 14, 2010 Time: 2 pm to 3 pm

Cocktail Party

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010 Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

Sterling University Series

Professor Phil Leto III will tell the story behind the Declaration of Independence. It rivals any current day thriller! Loneliness and isolation are bad for your health. Learn how to lower your blood pressure, sleep better and strengthen your immune system by overcoming challenges caused by life changing events. Specialists will present state of the art information on vision difficulties experienced by seniors and will talk about assistive tools that foster independence. Eye screenings will be offered. Join our Wild West Celebration and come to our Ho-Down! Prizes for the best outfits. Professor Phil Leto III paints a vivid picture of how the Constitution was conceived and created.

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2010 Book Review Time: 2 pm to 3 pm Join Ronelle Delmont as she reviews her favorite pick for the month. Date: Friday, April 23, 2010 Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

Hearing Expo

Specialists will present state of the art information on common hearing challenges, give free screenings and and provide information on how to obtain free amplification phones.

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1/1 Highrise Units Durham A Steps To Pool, Bathroom Renovated With Stall Shower $45,000 Harwood C Beautiful Water View, Neutral Decorating, Tile $42,850 1/1 Garden Units Tilford M Gr. Fl., Renovated Kitchen-Granite Countertops, Clean $39,000 Westbury G New A/C, Encl. Tiled Patio, Laminate Floors $38,000 Farnham L Reduced!!Reduced!! 1st Fl. Totally Updated, Encl. Patio $34,900 Ventnor F Charming Turnkey Unit, Fully Furnished, New A/C’s $25,000 Westbury A Bright, Cheerful, Homey Atmosphere, Furnished $24,900 1/1.5 Highrise Units Oakridge A Majestic Water View, Laminate Floors, A Must See! Newport U Totally Renovated, Granite CounterTops, New Mirrors Swansea B Fully Furnished 1st Floor, Near Pool, Plaza & Tennis Berkshire A Floor To Ceiling Enclosure On Terrace, Don’t Miss Newport N Water View, Private Country Club Setting, Tiled Cambridge A “Super Clean”, Fully Tiled, Pool View Berkshire A Walk To Plaza, Updated Kitchen, New Cabinets Ashby D Location! Location!, Fully Furnished, 2nd Floor Unit Berkshire A 2nd Fl. Tile On The Diagonal, Square Kitchen Newport H Unit Has Stall Shower, Unit Requires Some Work Newport S Water View, Newer Appliances, Needs Some TLC Newport N Wonderful Location, Water View With Door Out

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2/2 Highrise Units Lyndhurst N Renovated Unit, Master Bath Has Whirlpool Tub $178,900 Lyndhurst J Steps To Pool, Walk To ClubHouse , Enclosed Patio $174,990 Harwood E “Rare Find” Executive Unit, All 2’X2” Marble Tile $169,900 Oakridge F Totally Renovated-Open Kitchen with Granite $159,000 Grantham C Remodeled, Granite Counters, Brand New Appliances $158,900 Ventnor O 1st Fl. Black Granite Counter Top, New Appliances $134,000 Farnham O Large Water View, Newer Kitchen, Stone Counters $129,850 Lyndhurst K Corner Unit, Completely Redone, Contemporary $129,000 Keswick C Beautiful Unit, All White Tiles, Pretty Furnshings $125,000 Ventnor G Corner Unit, Spacious & Clean $115,000 Oakridge D Newly Renovated, Private Preserve View $ 99,850 Oakridge U 1st Floor Wonderful Water View, Door Outback $ 90,000 Upminster J Reduced For Quick Sale, Screen Patio, Golf View $ 89,900 Oakridge F Fully Furnished, All Tiled, Nature Preserve View $ 89,500 Ventnor G Corner Completely Redone, New Kitchen with Window$ 89,000 Oakridge D Bright, Airy, Nicely Decorated, Encl. Florida Room $ 87,500 Ventnor G Country Setting Overlooking Golf Course $ 85,000 Berkshire E Price Reduced, Overlooking Magnificent Water View $ 81,500 Richmond F Furnished, Bright, Airy, Encl. Patio, Extra Clean $79,850 Lyndhurst J Location, Location, Enclosed Patio, Great Golf View $77,000 Ventnor O Great Location, Needs Some TLC $72,500 Oakridge D 2027 Move In Condition Furnished, Preserve View $69,900

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Meet The One Hundred Year Old Man





CVE The Beautiful Text and Photos By SID BIRNS

By SID BIRNS Photo by JACK FRANK Do you ever think about CVE and all the things that are available to us?   And how well maintained the grounds are? One morning I decided to get up early

and see the sunrise, and see if anybody else was taking an early morning stroll. Much later, to complete the day I waited for a beautiful sunset. Then I managed to

catch a clear night with the moon looking down on us. I don’t know of any other way to say it but......WOW, See BEAUTIFUL, pg 19B

Left to right: Joe Moldovam, Sam Rappaport, Ashby D, Sid Birns, (seated) Islewood D, doing the interview and Leo Guttman of Lyndhurst A. The 100 year old man lives right here in Century Village East. Joe Moldovam or Yossel Meyer his Hebrew

name, has been a resident of CVE since it’s start, more See HUNDRED, pg 11B

Right outside my door, it’s sunrise. The sun comes through our windows and lights up the living room, absolutely beautiful.

Nobody else was up and within sight, but the two ladies and me. There’s just a bit of a nip in the air, but, that’s what gets your blood circulating.


by CLAUDETTE ROBERGE, Photos by JOAN LOBENBERG and SOL GOLDSTEIN The much-awaited-for yearly event, BEST OF THE VILLAGE ART EXPO 2010, was held on March 6 & 7 at the Clubhouse. After many months of brain-storming, planning sessions, meetings, hours at the computer, etc., by Ginette Beauvais, Expo Chair Person, and her team of about 135 volunteers from the Art Club and interested residents of CVE, the doors of the Party Room at the Clubhouse opened on a rich display of a variety of Art Works. Visitors had the opportunity to view paintings of different media, such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, and mixed media, put in competition at different levels from Beginners to Profession-

Cole Tortorice, this year’s chosen Deerfield Beach High School promising art student, received the Art Club of CVE’s bursary with great pride and joy. The High School art teachers, Sara Marc and Vickie Englehart, are always very grateful to the CVE Art Club for their encouragement of their students. This year’s judges, Jane Collin and Reco Sturgis, had this to say about the art works at Art Expo: “Congratula-

tions to all of the artists who entered this show. It is obvious that there is a passion for art in the Century Village community. There were times when we wished we could have given more awards. We encourage all the artists to continue to create, while keeping in mind the elements and principles of design. As judges, it is an honor to see the work, and be a part of the See EXPO, pg 18B & 20-21B

Marion Pershan Harwood C Winner of Best in Show Professional Watercolor als, as well as those displayed in the Exhibition-Only category. Beautiful sculptures and pottery pieces were also exhibited in competition and in non-competition.

Eddie Lesser won Best in Show Photography

The guest exhibitors of past years, the Lapidary, Stained Glass, and Photography Clubs with their very colorful and creative art works were also present at Art Expo 2010 for the enjoyment of the crowd. A welcome addition this year was the display of the Polymer clay jewels handmade by Esther Hassan and her students. Other crowd-pleasers were Karen Haywood’s very unusual and pretty carved eggs and Ellen Goldfarb’s woven fabrics. Both women were special guests of Art Expo. Norm Rotkowitz, the third guest, for his part, shared his passion for graphic Art with interested visitors.

Nicole Jutras Cambridge C Winner of Best in Show Non-Professional Oil




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Sexual Health By ELLEN KAMHI, PhD RN I am dedicating this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column to my Aunt Lil, who just passed away at the age of 103. Right to the end she was vibrant and sophisticated, and kept up with all the latest news and politics. Last time I saw her, Aunt Lil said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;at any age, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to have a lover, even though as we age, the mind is still willing, but the body loses ability !â&#x20AC;? Unfortunately, in the United States between 40 and 50 percent of women, and 20 to 25 percent of men have a low sex drive. This number increases with age, especially for men. This is caused by Stress, Poor Nutrition, Anxiety and Depression, Low Self Esteem, Menopause and Andropause (male menopause), Fatigue and Prescription Drugs (many prescription drugs decrease sex drive, along with a host of other negative side effects). When Viagra hit the market, it quickly became one of the best selling drugs of all time, indicating the current interest in sexual enhancement. Both men and women are reevaluating their lifestyles, looking for ways to keep the sexual aspect of life juicy and vital. While Viagra and Hormone

Replacement Therapy hold promise for rejuvenation, people who use these drugs run the risk of serious side effects, sometimes even fatal ones. In my book, The Natural Guide to Great Sex, I discuss a range of natural alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs commonly used to support sex drive, including HRT( hormone replacement therapy) and Viagra. Natural Remedies have been used throughout human history to stave off the effects of aging. Ancient texts from China and India as well as the mystical Jewish teaching of Kabbala, offer specific herbs, foods, exercises, and techniques that can be incorporated easily into our modern routine. These natural substances and rituals have held up to the rigors of scientific scrutiny, as well as being proven by thousands of years of documented traditional use, to be safe and effective. In this article, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discuss some of the foods and herbs that can be helpful. Several foods have gained a reputation as sexual enhancers: Asparagus is obviously a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;phallic foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and is considered a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;happyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; food in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Steam asparagus and share a shaft with your lover. Its rich Vitamin E content is also sex healthy! Almonds enhance the level of sex healthy nutrients such as magnesium and Omega 3 fatty acids. You can imagine why the Aztecs called the avocado tree Ahuacuati, which means testicle tree. Avocados are a great source of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;good oilsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needed for the production of sex hormones. Banana fruits as well as flowers have strong sexual symbology. Bananas are high in potassium and other vitamins and minerals used by the body to build sex hormones. Berries are actually the sexual expression of plants because they are the seed containing fruits. Berries are a perfect lovemaking food, and can be erotically hand fed to a lover. Berries are high in bioflavonoids and vitamin C, which heighten health, energy and sex drive. Many herbs have been proven over centuries to have aphrodisiac properties. Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum): According to legend, a goat herder noticed that whenever his goats ate this herb, it revved up their sexual activity tremendously! The Chinese name for Epimedium,


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ratory studies. (Bo Lin Zheng, et al., Effect of a lipidic extract from Lepidium meyenii on sexual behavior in mice and rats, Urology, April 2000, Vol 55: 4,598-602) Maca is high in essential fatty acids, minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and zinc, along with vitamins B, C and E, various phytosterols, and other nutritional factors known for their importance to sexual function. Muira Puama, is also known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warrior Woodâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Potency Woodâ&#x20AC;?, and has been traditionally used by both men and women in Brazil to increase libido and sexual performance. It is listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a treatment for impotence. Ginseng has been used since ancient times to enhance overall vitality and longevity, as well as to spike sex drive in both men and women. Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, author of The Natural Guide to Great Sex, has been involved in natural health care for over four decades. She answers consumer questions at, and offers private health consultations. 800829-0918.



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Helpful Health Hints By DR. NORMA LOCKER Avoiding Hospital Errors. It was Ralph Nader, former Washington Consumer Advocate who first boldly reported that at least 100,000 Americans are killed in hospitals every year by preventable errors. Since then, concerned physicians have concurred and are attempting to alert not only hospitals, but the public to the risks and how to prevent and avoid them. Donald M. Berwick, M.D., is president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and clinical professor of pediatrics and health care policy at Harvard Medical School. He claims that in the five times he climbed Mt. Rainier he had faced less risk of death than he would have on the operating table. A few other mainstream groups have joined his organization in the drive to improve health care in hospitals. Several federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also pledged their support. Getting hospitals to admit to errors and to implement major changes is not so simple. But, while these changes are gradually occurring, there are things

that patients and their families can do to lower the potential dangers. Michael F. Roizen, M.D., author of “You: The Smart Patient,” offers suggestions: Pick the Best Hospital. If you are covered by an HMO, you may not have much choice, but you can still inquire. If you require major surgery or have a life threatening condition, a TEACHING HOSPITAL is your best option. But, avoid them in July because they are largely staffed by new residents and interns. MAGNET HOSPITALS are medical centers with outstanding nursing programs. To locate one, call the American Nurses Credentialing Center, 1-800-284-2378, or visit their website, Besides the improved care, magnet hospitals attract high-quality physicians and have less staff turnover. INTENSIVISTS and HOSPITALISTS: Intensivists are doctors specializing in treating critically ill patients. Hospitalists are doctors who treat only hospital patients. Neither one of them maintain private practices on the side.

Research how often a hospital performs a certain surgical procedure annually. Frequency is a good sign. Choose the Best Surgeon. Granted, if you are covered by an HMO, you may not have the option to choose the best. A surgeon should be board certified in a particular surgery—neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, etc. The letters FACS, (Fellow American College of Surgeons,) designate that the surgeon has been evaluated for competence and ethical standards. Call the hospital’s anesthesiology department and ask an anesthesiologist which surgeon he prefers. Surgeons who specialize in only a few procedures have better results. Wait for the hospital staff to shave your surgical site before surgery. You don’t want to nick yourself and increase the risk of infection. They use special creams that prevent nicks; or better yet, some of them don’t shave, but clip the hair instead. Prevent Hospital Infections. It’s a sad commentary on hospital hygiene today that an estimated two million patients

develop infections. Since antibiotics are being overprescribed, certain strains of bacteria have become resistant to them. Furthermore, bacteria are evolving and that creates an even tougher challenge. Insist that visitors, including doctors, nurses and other staff, wash their hands before touching you. They must scrub vigorously with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds. There is usually a hand sanitizing gel outside many hospital rooms which visitors can use. Keep a bottle of it near you and use it before eating. Cover the TV remote control with a new hospital glove. You can still change channels and it prevents bacteria from being transmitted to you. Make sure doctors and nurses sanitize their stethoscopes with alcohol before using it on you. A friend of mine had undergone surgery for a double coronary valve repair. After she was discharged, she began to feel ill. She had contracted a staph infection in the operating room. They had to open her up again to clean out the infection


Drug Protection. To insure that you don’t become a victim of drug errors, ask your primary care doctor to supervise all of your health care, including medications. You can also exercise control over medical tests, procedures and medications by showing your ID bracelet to the nurse or technician. Question them to confirm that you are receiving the correct ones. A family member or friend can also help to monitor your daily care especially if you are not able to do so. When my significant other needed five coronary bypasses, I specifically told the staff and stipulated in writing that they should avoid giving him blood-thinners because he had been taking many natural ones. They ignored the warnings and he began to hemorrhage in the ICU which required them to reopen his chest to stop the bleeding. Sometimes, whatever you do, carelessness prevails. I guess the bottom line here is that we must strive for a healthy lifestyle in order to avoid becoming a hospital patient and statistic.




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65 Social Club Installation Text and Photos by JULES KESSELMAN 65 Social Club held their annual installation at the Boca Dunes CC.  Almost 100 members and guests attended this affair. As usual the food and service was excellent. As we have had for many years, the Buddy Barnett band provided the music for dancing. Singer

Mora Newman was chosen to be this year’s entertainer. It was a wise choice because the audience loved her rendition of show tunes and popular music. For a remembrance of the affair, I took photos of each guest that will be presented in a frame at our next

meeting. The 65 Social Club is accepting members, couples only, one of whom must be 70 or under. For information call Lillian Jaffe at 954-3602941 or Arline Greenberg at 954-429-1252.

Pictured Right: L-R Bonnie Schwartz, Entertainment Chairperson; Sandy Schmeir, Board Member; Beverly Kornfield, Treasurer; Claire Eskind, Secretary; Arline Greenberg, President; David Greenberg, MC; Lillian Jaffe, 1st VP; Arlene Fine, By-Laws Chairperson.

Historic Reunion

Text by TED BAKER Photos by MYRNA GOLDEN On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010, 25 graduates from the Montreal Jewish General Hospital School of Nursing held a reunion at Le Club in Century Village East. They were joined by many friends and relatives at a luncheon arranged by Claire Goldbloom of Cambridge D. In her opening remarks Claire thanked her committee of Ritza Baker of Harwood E, Joyce Ross of Farnham N, Marlene Levine of Islewood D, and Charlotte Hendler of Berkshire A, who assisted in the planning and setting up of the luncheon. Claire said, “We meet here as graduates of a great

institution; we served our patients and our community and as a by-product we enhanced our own lives.” Her co-chair, Ritza Baker, reminded the attendance that, “some 50 years ago, Saidye Bronfman saw that in Montreal, girls of the Jewish faith were faced with discrimination by Montreal hospitals from entering the nursing profession. Through her perseverance, the School of Nursing was established at the Jewish General Hospital and we here are testament to her foresight and generosity.” Although active as nurses in various fields from neo-

natology to management recruitment, the nurses have also maintained community commitment and involvement via the Nurses Council of Montreal Hadassah – WIZO by holding seminars and fundraisers. At the luncheon each graduate nurse was introduced, stating her home town, graduation year (some as far back as 1954) and her present nursing status – some are retired, some are working part-time and some are still fully employed in their chosen profession. All the nurses make it a part of their lives to spend the winter months in south-


Claire Goldbloom (with flowers), the event coordinator with graduate, Fanny Brender ern Florida, mostly in Century Village East, especially when the weather up north is frightful and the balmy climes of Florida beckon. The graduates in attendance were: Ritza Baker, Natalie Biskin, Fanny Brender, Marlene Burak, Terry Cohen, Doreen Darabaner, Margo Elman, Sharon Eiley, Hinda Freed, Charlotte Hendler, Claire Goldbloom, Roslyn Kessler, Tamara Lewis, Rona Levitt, Marlene Levine, Beverly Lerner, Shirley Obront, Marsha Ptack, Joyce Ross, Linda Salem, Roslyn Schneider, Loraine Singer, Gloria Taubman, Elsa Wendman. This event was held to honor these graduates of the


One hundred seventy five “starving” Canadian Club members converged on the Bar B Q location in Trade Winds Park, for what reason you may ask... well, to EAT, of course. This was their annual ‘eating frenzy’ for the Club, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn, potato salad, cole slaw and finally topping it off with hot coffee and a piece of danish.  In between, all the ‘eaters’ tried to stay warm by sitting in the sun, trying to

beat the cold weather that has plagued the sunshine state.  There were even hearty souls willing to get up and do some line dancing and get their blood flowing.. All in all everyone had a good time, well, maybe not all, but the food was good, the fun was great and all managed to stay warm.   Pictured Right: Signing in to get the necessary tickets to join the ‘the big eat.’  

noble profession of nursing. It is an example to others to always persevere, and follow your dreams.

Marlene & Sid Levine, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary

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Celebrations Lighthouse Stained Glass Club Honors Harry Liner Text by NATALIE TATZ Photo by BENJI DIAMOND While walking through the downstairs hall of our Clubhouse, you have undoubtedly noticed the room near the library with all the glass pictures decorating the walls and all the people inside grinding and cutting glass. All the wonderful sights you see are due to the talented and dedicated teacher, Harry Liner. On February 17 the club recognized his dedication by celebrating his birthday and honoring Harry for his dedicated work. The food was good, and the Party Room was ample for the more than 130 people who attended. We were entertained by one of his friends, Bea Guccione who played several tunes on her harmonica. Marion Cohen told us of his personality. Shula Robin had written a tribute to their long friendship, which was read by Harriet Nussbaum. Lorrie Zeitlin led a toast, and Natalie Tatz wrote a delightful poem about Harry and the Stained Glass Club. Frank Share, the MC for the occasion presented Harry with a plaque and a special antique gift which was a necessary tool to complete any glass project. Frank gave us all a brief history of Harry Liner. Harry was born in Brooklyn, New York. He served in WWII in the Corps of Engi-

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neers under General Patton. He worked as a commissioned salesman for Monarch Sales, selling household items. Harry has a son and a daughter, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He retired in 1986, and then came to Florida in 1988. He started the Volley Ball Club in CVE and taught lapidary until 2000. He enjoys shooting pool, playing bridge and belongs to a computer club. Harry keeps fit by biking and golfing. You have read his numerous articles on glass pub-

lished in this newspaper. He loves learning about glass and passing on his knowledge by teaching all about stained glass. Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality and knowledge of glass has attracted many people to his classes. Harry thanked the many club members who worked so hard to make this a memorable occasion. Harry had a great time as did we all. Thank you, Harry for giving so much of yourself for the benefit of so many in CVE. L-R Harry Liner, Frank Share






Active CVE Republican Club

New and regular members call for updated meeting information. Call or fax Ron Goldfarb at 954-5965198. Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups. Free for families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s. Locations in North, Central and South Broward. For a group in your area, call 954-7260011 or 24 hr. helping hotline at 1-800-272-3900. American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) Freedom Chapter of Deerfield Beach meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. in Temple Beth Israel. For further information call Rose Trugman 954-428-6627 or Rose Vaupen 954-426-2392. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets second Monday of every month at Young Israel Synagogue at 12:30p.m. For information call Norma 954-428-2386. 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 Artists and non-artists are welcome. For information call Claudette Roberge, President (November 2009 through April 2010) at 954-428-1005. Astronomy Club will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room E. Call Norma 954-480-8938 or Jerry 954-428-9381. Ballroom Dance Club meets every Thursday in the Exercise Room at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at no charge. Singles and couples welcome. For information, call Ernie Feder 954-418-8895. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women. The following is a schedule of membership meetings for the year 2009-2010. Membership meetings, April 29, 2010, 6:30 p.m., May 27, 2010, 6:30 p.m., June 24, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Board meetings for the year 2009-2010 are as follows: April 25, 2010, 10:00 a.m., May 23, 2010, 10:00 a.m., June 13, 2010, 10:00 a.m. All meeting will be held in the Activity Center includes board and membership. For further information contact Dave Polak 954-420-0096. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the clubhouse from 1 - 3 p.m. Study the old and new testaments. All welcome. For further information, call Roslyn Nehls at 954698-6184. Billiard Club of CVE If you are interested in joining, call Martin Feldman 954-419-9477 for further information. 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 wel-

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come. Come join us and have fun. For information, call Nelson at 561-8653864. 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 County Support Group meets every Thursday in Clubhouse, Room C, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Broward Homebound Program your donations will enable elderly and disabled residents to live independently at home with dignity. For further information, call Diane or Marie at 954-786-2484. Calling All Lois’s-The Lois Club is a group of women with their first name in common, who meet for lunch four or five times a year. There are 30 states that have Lois Clubs, the first chapter started in 1979. The club has a Lois song and a Lois Club Convention every year. Now, a Lois from Connecticut has come here to Deerfield to start her own Lois Club and welcomes all named Lois to join. For information call 954-425-6922. Cameo Drama Club meetings take place the first and third Tuesday of the month in Room G. If interested call 954-570-8884. Canadian Club of CVE. The Canadian Club of CVE was formed in 1976 through the efforts of Harry Arnold and Mike Marmer of Toronto, as a social club for Canadian winter residents of CVE. Its objective was to foster pride in our national heritage and to promote goodwill toward our host American neighbors. The Club also takes steps to promote and enjoy together various social activities as decided by its executive and membership. The club also has as its mandate the investigation of problems and/ or situations peculiar to Canadians while domiciled in CVE and to seek possible solutions for these problems and/or situations. The major benefits of joining the Canadian Club of CVE is the friendship and camaraderie that develops through inter-action with fellow Canadians. Enjoy meetings, entertainment and outings especially designed with Canadians in mind. Many of these friendships endure from year to year, not only here in Florida, but back home in Canada. Membership is only $5 per person for the year FOR RESIDENTS OF CVE. The first regular meeting for 2010-2011 will be on the 2nd Thursday in December. For more information, check the website at www.canadianclubcve. com.

Catholic Social Club Catholic Mass Team meets every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. in Le Club Activity Room A, open to all denominations. Catholic Social Club Catholic Mass Team and Choir meet every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. Mass begins at 6:15 p.m. every Saturday,

same room. Monsignor James, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, is our Celebrant. For further information, call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266. Center for Group Counseling’s SAGES (Senior Adult Group Experiences) meets at the Clubhouse Room D, Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to share thoughts, feelings and concerns in a private confidential setting. It is open to everyone and is free of charge. For Information call Paul Greenwald, Ph.D. 954-483-5300. Century Camera Club meets the first & third Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in Room F, at Clubhouse. Demonstrations, lectures, competitions, instructions, exhibits, shows and field trips are planned. All who are interested in photography are invited. For information call Jerry Raines 954 427 6785. Century Juniors Club of CVE. Active, couples only, social club meets at 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month in Clubhouse, Room N, accepting new members. For information call Harriet at 954-426-3008. Choraleers CVE produced and directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. We rehearse for a once a year concert in our theater. If you enjoy singing join us. For information, call Solly Huberman, President, 954426-1379. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room G in the Clubhouse. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. The next meeting will be held in the fall. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma 954-480-8938, Geri 954-360-9725 or Rosalie 954-4271593. Classical Civilization Club meets every Wednesday, alternating with the Egyptology Club, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse room C. Learn about all aspects of the Greek and Roman World. Call Lewis 954-421-8934. 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 pays $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information call David 954-4282849. 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 CAMERA CLUB-will be holding an exhibit beginning December 12th at the Peachtree Restaurant, located at 2301 W. Sample Road, off

Powerline Road. The reception will be held at 2:30 p.m. Refreshment will be served. Bob Mulligan and Myra Mahl can be contacted for further information. CVE Duplicate Bridge Club. Games Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 12:00 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 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the clubhouse, Room C 1st floor. For more information call Lucy Mel 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 prayer 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 954698-9334. 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 am. 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 10:30 a.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A. Come join us for fun and friendship. For information, call Alan Brigell at 954-4262085 or Eugene Metz at 954- 422-8903. 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 (3rd floor of clubhouse) music library office next to elevator. For information call Blanche 954-4264513. CVE Symphony Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in their 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 fundraisers 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, 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild phone Kitty Cole, 954-360-7956.

APRIL 2010 CVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAOur 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 2nd violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-295-5645. Mark your calendar for these concerts, December 8, 2009, January 19, 2010, February 23, 2010, March 23, 2010. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. and beyond, next to tennis court. Play started Monday, November 9, 2009 and will continue during the season. All invited. Contact Max Amichai Heppner 954-903-0567. E- mail: Dance With Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesday from 1p.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 meets every Friday, except holidays, at Westside Park, 445 SW 2nd Street, which is off W. Hillsboro Blvd and M.L. King Blvd from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information call Barry Cowen at 954-725-9331, Gerry Gerstenberg at 954 941-6689 or Roy at 954-429-9472. Deerfield Beach Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., at Temple Beth Israel, 201 S. Military Trail, Deerfield

Beach, Fl., 33442 Stimulating political discussions. All invited. Refreshments served. For information: call Bernie Parness, President at 954-426-1284 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 Julie Bloom at 954 428-1598. Deer-Raton Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Bread Co. 296 S. Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach. For information call George Gsegnet 954-419-9647. 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 954-4217776. District Council 37 Retirees: Next meeting held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray, 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 954-360-7377. 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, 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 10 a.m. and 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 at Activity Room B at the rear of LeClub. Use bus No. 5. Refreshments served. Interesting topics. For information, call Gert 954-421-0945 or Adele at 954 427-4970.




from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Come and meet new friends and help us plan club activities. For information call Judith Smith at 954-427-8248. Humanist of the Gold Coast meets at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. Exact date to be advised in future issue. For information contact Dr. Robert Griffin 954-426-5021. Italian American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 11 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 954-428-2184, Lucille Carlucci 954421-2406 and Toni Ponto 954-4280286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN. Jelly Belly Dancers, Free Belly Dance lessons. Learn to Belly Dance for fun and exercise! All ages, sizes and shapes welcomed. No registration required. For further information call Sandy 954421-2541.

Hebrew Speaking Circle is formed to meet in the Clubhouse. For information, call Dr. Lee Lubin 954-4288642.

Jet Setters, CVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 954-5969949 or Sandi, 954-725-5895.

Hispanic Club meets at the Clubhouse every second Sunday of each month in Music Room A

Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary 265 meets the 3rd Sunday of the month in the Activity Room




C behind LeClub at 10:30 a.m. Show your support of our troops by joining and getting involved in our numerous programs benefitting our armed forces. Dates are April 18, May 16, June 20 (last meeting of the season). Installation of officers will be on Sunday, April 18, 2010. We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. Meetings start again September 19, 2010. For information call Kitty Cole 954-360-7956, Shirley Goldstein 954-480-8716 or Mickie Maurer 954-570-6342. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crotchetiers. If you have an “Itch to Stitch” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. L’Alliance Francophone CVE. Join more than 800 Frenchspeaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For information, call Yvan Sinotte 954-425-4355 or Pierrette Pelletier 954-426-6132. 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 Yvan Sinotte 954-425-4355 ou Pierrette Pelletier 954-426-6132. 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 954-421-6875 or Victor Goldring 954-418-2174. Lets Talk meets the 2nd and 4th 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 954-421-9232, Irene 954418-9156, Shirley 954-427-0951. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the 1st and 3rd 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 561-3923000. Mr. & Mrs. Club Come and meet new friends and socialize. Ages 55-73. Monthly activities are being planned. For information, call Buddy at 954427-7407. Na’Amat USA For further information, contact Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meets the fourth Wednesday monthly at John Knox Village at 1 p.m. We are interested in protecting our federal pensions, COLAS and other entitlements. For further information and transportation, call Rita Daniels 954428-9022. National Council of Jewish Women. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse, Room N, at 12 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. All welcome,

APRIL 2010 non sectarian. Call Rhoda Bill 954428-7606 or Sylvia 954-421-8870 for further information. Nature Club will meet the third Friday of every month from November to April in Clubhouse Room A at 10 a.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips each year are enjoyed by the members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information call Shelly Baskin, 954-428-0634. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month from November to April, Room F, 7 p.m. For information, call Virginia at 954-426-9455 or Beverly at 954-428-3705. New Covenant Church Celebration Service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service and Bible Study every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. For further information, call 954-781-3170. New Horizons Church of Deerfield Worship Service 10 a.m., Sunday School 10:30a.m .For information call church 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 or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-480-4463. Ballroom Dance lessons every Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting class every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact Laura Newman at 954480-4447.Silver Sneakers class by Humana first Thursday monthly from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Beginner Computer lessons offered one-onone at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Laura Newman 954-4804447 for appointment. Vision Impaired Support group every Wednesday 12 noon to 1 p.m. Tai Chi every Thursday, 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Arm Chair Fitness every Friday, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m,; Stretching/Yoga Lite every Monday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/intermediates every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers required to demonstrate and assist in Floral Arrangements. Contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl. Services Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. by Monsignor James Parappally, Pastor. For further information, call 954-421-3246. Parent & Adult Children Club meets the first Sunday of the month, Room F. This is a Social Club. Learn nutrition tips, exercise tips, meet new people, outings. The parent and adult child must come to the meetings together. If one does not live in the Village invite them to attend the meeting with you. For further information call Linda 954-725-3762. Pflag (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet on

the second Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Clubhouse, Room F. For information, call Abe at 954- 571-8448 or Dorothy at 954-4228508. Philadelphian’s and Neighbors Club meets October through March. Entertainment at every meeting. Greet old and new friends. For information call Selma Edelman, 954-7087799 or Irene Axelrod 954-418-9156.. Philosophy of CVE meetings are held the first and third Monday of every month beginning on November 2 in Room A from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings will consist of lectures and discussions. Possible topics will include history, the arts, music, humor, politics, science and other cultural themes. For details call Dr. Jerry Saxon 954-428.9381. Poetry Lovers meet every Monday at 2 p.m. For further information call 954-571-7148. Pythian Sisters, Bright Star Temple #36 meets first and third Tuesday of every month at noon in the Activity Center, Room B. Interesting meetings. Refreshments will be served. Become a member. For information call Ruth Goldberg 954-427-5226 or Irene Greenberg 954-426-0628. 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 954-4257026. 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 church 954-427-2225. Scrabbleers meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room C at Clubhouse. All scrabble players welcome. Bring set if possible. For information, call R. Levin 954-427-4092. Selma’s Jewish Discussion Group meets first and third Wednesday of each month at Clubhouse, Room F at 10:30 a.m. All denominations welcome. For further information, call Pearl Keiler at 954-421-8719. 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 Amichai Heppner 954-596-0484, Email: Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Interesting speakers, exciting programs and refreshments served. Gift Shop now open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone welcome. For further infor-

mation call Helen Hagler 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman 954-725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am. 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 accepting new members couples only, one of who must be 70 or under. For information, call Lillian Jaffe at 954-3602941. Social Single 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 954-429-1750 or Sheila 954-725-1521. SOCO (Symposium of Concerned Owners) meets the second and fourth Friday of each month in the Clubhouse. In-depth lectures and discussions with guest speakers. For information, call Jeff Chester at 954429-9285. Soft Ball Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call Ed Obeid at 954-421-2228. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group 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 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 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 954-4264853. Stamp and Coin Club meets every 4th Thursday at 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room C on the 1st floor. Residents and guests are invited to have their stamps and coins there to sell, buy & trade. For more information call Rafael Vance 954-4218579. 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 954-428-2303 or Hortense 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

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the JBI Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am. For information call Janine Pitch 954-428-2303 or Hortie Lawrence 954-429-1604. Tai-Chi. The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 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 (Conservative, Egalitarian) Services Friday evening 7:30 p.m. with Oneg Shabbat. Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon with Kiddush. Minyon Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. Library Monday thru Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all Village Residents. Ongoing book sale. Call Temple office for more information, 954-421-7060. Cantor Irvin Bell’s musical lecture series “From Shtetl to Second Avenue to Israel” which begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. and continues on the first Wednesday of each month through April 7, 2010. The fee is $10.00 for the series.

Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) Services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. at Le Club by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor, Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows services every week. For additional information call William Schmier 954 428-8231. The Auxiliary meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10 a.m. For information call Julia Bale 954-427-6669 or Bea Rosner 954-360-7760. 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 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 954360-7080.

The Village Vagabonds Jazz band plays Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 in the Music Room A from November until April.




For information, call Ted at 954428-0578.

trips to seminars. All are welcome Contact Janel Agmund 954 428-0711.

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 954-428-6805.

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 954-427-7119.

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 4270665. United Order True Sisters meets every fourth Tuesday at the Clubhouse, Room N, lower level, near the Billiard Room at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information about this organization contact President Frieda Weiss, 954-419-9143 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, 954-570-9526. Visionally Impaired Persons (VIP) meet the first Wednesday monthly in Room E at 10:30 a.m. We exchange information and have guest speakers. We also have a book club and plan

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. or information call, Miriam Guz 561495-7378.




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The Sporting Life CVE Bowling League

Text By IRVING SIEGEL, Scores By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor On March 10th we enjoyed a scrumptious luncheon at the Macaroni Grill in Boca. It was very well attended by over 80 bowlers, and everyone had an enjoyable time.  There were raffles given out and the lucky winners went home with bottles of wine, bowling bags or $20 gift vouchers for dining at the Macaroni Grill. We must commend Shelia and Nelson on the wonderful arrangements and work that they had to do to make this luncheon such a success, along with the help of Marianne. As I write this column, the bowling season is coming to a close.  We’ve had some amazing individual performances on the lanes.  Most notably, one of our bowlers, Bob Hornby, bowled two of the finest games of the season.  On February 25th he bowled a 267 and on March 11th, a 245. Wow! We have quite a few bowlers now who consistently bowl over 200. It is something for the rest of us to strive for. 

All of our league members extend best wishes to Ralph McDonald for a speedy recovery from open heart surgery. We wish to extend our condolences to Alf Weiner who recently lost his wife. Sadly, we bid farewell to winter and the fun we had this past season. We hope all of our readers have a pleasant summer. For those of you going back North, stay well and we’ll see y’all next winter. For those of you who are here all season there will be summer bowling, so come down and join us for fun and exercise. February 25, 2010 Gene Ferrero 147, 156, 158 (461); Roz Caliendo 174 (434); Stuart Levine 169, 159 (432); Harriet Hoffman 148; Allan Hirschel 154; Paul Surrette 186, 216, 190 (592); Carol Hornby 175 (440); Lorraine Reilly 186, 166 (490); Bob Hornby 267, 201, 210 (660); Milt Weisman 148, 142, 159 (449); Lou Kaufman 146 (414); Laurice Lutfey 147; Philip Guglielmino 145; Eugene Stern 192, 173 (496); Vito Fer-

rantello 159, 173, 171 (503); Shelia Guenard 202, 156, 161 (519); Andre Mainguy 177, 183, 200 (551); Jeanette Dunn 140, 148; Mel Ginsberg 158 (422); Hannah Horn 143, 161 (440); Sal D’Arrigo 144, 161, 175 (480); Nelson Morciglio 189, 146, 146 (481); Michael Yabroudy 174, 185 (494); Annette Cadesky 146; Sheldon Klein 152, 159 (428). March 4, 2010 Sal D’Arrigo 161, 182 (454); Nelson Morciglio 142, 199, 164 (505); Allan Hirschel 181, 154 (463); Pal Surrette 154, 184, 194 (532); Nat Chayette 144 (400); Vito Ferrantello 149, 157 (435); Shelia Guenard 178, 166, 183 (527); Andre Mainguy 213, 244, 190 (647); Carol Hornby 185 (404); Lorraine Reilly 144, 146 (414); Debbie Blackburn 165, 165 (480); Bob Hornby 179, 203 (521); Annette Cadesky 142 (404); Sheldon Klein 165 (437); Eugene Stern 194, 144 (474); Mel Ginsberg 146; Betty Schwartz 144, 142 (406); Estelle Kaufman 162; Eleanor Ruderman 151; Gene Ferrero

176; Dave Maurer 181 (406); Laurice Lutfey 150; Roz Caliendo 157, 153 (446); Stuart Levine 140; Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 175, 168, 198 (541); Lisa Turcott 149, 155 (413); Milt Weisman 162, 163 (440). March 11, 2010 Lisa Turott 143; Roz Caliendo 202 (456); Stuart Levine 140, 143; Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 176, 190, 161 (527); Elaine Grollman 143; Eugene Stern 194, 173 (506); Michael Yabroudy 150 (429); Carol Hornby 167, 144 (442); Lorraine Reilly 158, 140 (417); Debbie Blackburn 144, 178 (459); Bob Hornby 182, 245, 170 (606);Shelia Guenard 145, 154 (438); Andre Mainguy 165, 155, 202 (512); Milt Weisman 141, 202 (478); Dorothy Elfont 155, 151 (438); Lou Kaufman 150 (405); Mel Ginsberg 152, 154 (409); Estelle Kaufman 149 (411); Gene Ferrero 155, 158 (405); Paul Surrette 159, 209, 217 (585); Nat Chayette 144, 148 (429); Abe Cadesky 141, 170 (412); Laurice Lutfey 151, 151(417); Sheldon Klein 146, 157 (424);

Sal D’Arrigo 170, 141, 140 (451); Nelson Morciglio 149, 184, 174 (507). March 18, 2010 Harriet Hoffman 141; Allan Hirschel 142, 170 (413); Paul Surrette 169, 220, 193 (582); Philip Guglielmino 147; Eugene Stern 200, 149, 170 (519); Gene Ferrero 151, 146 (433); Milt Weisman 153, 158 (450); Jeanette Dunn 148, 151 (407); Carol Hornby 187, 155 (480); Lorraine Reilly 157, 159, 144 (460); Debbie Blackburn 151, 142, 167 (460); Bob Hornby 157, 157 (475); Hannah Horn 145; Sal D’Arrigo 191, 158, 172 (521); Annette Cadesky 154, 149 (430); Sheldon Klein 163, 145, 161 (469); Stuart Levine 173, 168, 179 (520); Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 148, 151, 151 (450); Elaine Grollman 179; Laurice Lutfey 153, 163 (434); Shelia Guenard 180, 175, 201 (556); Andre Mainguy 225, 210, 223 (640); Mel Ginsberg 143; Betty Schwartz 155, 151 (445); Estelle Kaufman 145 (408).

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The Sporting Life Volleyball Play Expands By MAX AMICHAI HEPPNER Players with the CVE Senior Volleyball Club seem to have endless enthusiasm. Play, which used to be limited to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:05 a.m., now has expanded to every weekday.  Players just couldn’t wait to get on the court. We had to form three teams last month to give everyone maximum participation in the action.  We will be losing several players in the next couple of weeks.  The Canadians are about to leave as their six months are up.  Even Americans are already leaving for home up north. Some, however, are leaving for Passover, but returning soon after the end of the holiday.  Other players will be absent temporarily because children and grandchildren are visiting during school vacation.   Actually, I’m jealous of the ones still playing because I am in Switzerland this month. Here the ground is frozen and covered with snow, and people get on the bus with skis, not volleyballs.   So I’m using this


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than 30 years ago. Originally from a little town in Hungary, he and his younger brother immigrated to the United States and landed in New York City. One of the first things I asked him, was the age old question:  “to what do you attribute your longevity ?” I got part of the answer.......... work.  “I have worked all my life and even when I retired down here, I was bored, so, I decided to go back to work.”  And what did he work at? He cleaned houses.  He did such a good job that he ended up with more than sixty clients.   At that point he was already in his seventies and found it difficult to continue, so, he finally hung up his broom, his mop and stowed the vacuum cleaner back in the closet, never to come out again. In his early days, back in New York City, he started working in the dry cleaning business, for New York Cleaners.  He lived in three of the five boroughs but after thirty years in the business, he and his wife decided to move to Deerfield Beach, Florida. Once settled in Century Village, he became active in Beth Israel Synagogue, in

page to let my fellow players know that I miss them, miss the game, and miss the fun and joy we create together. However, I’m glad to be here in Europe, supporting the play based on my book, I Live in a Chickenhouse. It is a Holocaust memoir, and the play excellently presents the core happenings and feelings in the book.  It’s satisfying to interact with the school children here who’ve seen the play and who have feelings and questions they can’t wait to share. I’ll be back at CVE on April 20.  Meanwhile, if you aren’t playing volleyball already, take my place and give it a try.  You’ll find it fun and good exercise.  Both men and women play, and previous training in volleyball is not required.  Exper -ienced players support the newcomers.  Bring a water bottle, because the nearest drinking fountain is at the other end of the tennis court.  You’ve got to keep drinking; playing volleyball requires extra water.

Deerfield Beach. He goes to temple just about every day and takes note of those that don’t make it, because they need a minyan (ten Jewish men, very much like a quorum) in order to conduct certain religious services. Joe’s actual birthday is on the 19th of February, but the synagogue will host a party for him on the 20th.  Many of the congregation will be there to wish him a happy birthday and to wish him further good health and our wishes join along with the congregation’s. I still didn’t get the whole answer to how he was able to make it to one hundred years old and so I asked him once again....”well, I beat the system, I just kept on working even after I retired.” It is a strange coincidence, he is turning one hundred years old and his apartment address is 100 Lyndhurst E. May Joe live to see more years among his friends in Century Village East.. Both Rappaport and Guttman are members of the Beth Israel Congregation and help Joe in his daily routine.  Rappaport and Guttman are members of the Cote St. Luc Senior Men’s Club. 

CVE Men’s Intramural Tennis League, WHITE Team Takes Home the Trophy by Ray Capobianco, President, Tennis Club of CVE Congratulations to this season’s winners of the CVE men’s Intramural Tennis League. The league consists of four teams, sixteen mem-

bers each, who played nine weeks of competitive tennis. Down to the last match, the WHITE team just edged out the GREEN team by 1 point.

The winners take home the intramural trophy and earn the bragging rights of the Tennis Club of CVE for the 2009/2010 season.

Left to right: Top row: Jerry Solo, Pierre Legault, Robert Simard, Art Kleinman, Ron Schwartz, Peter Silbermann, Erroll Flynn. Bottom Row: Bruce Feldman, Ray Capobianco, Jack Lisogurski. Non-pictured members: Alan Steinberg, David Gordon, Leon Weinshall, Barry Lasser

Tennis Is A “LOVE Game” By DONNA CAPOBIANCO Another great season of tennis draws to a close. This year was marked by many wonderful events, from the Welcome BBQ, to the monthly Jamborees, to the Tennis Ball. Many thanks to Jim Brouillette, Greta Gray and Jerry Solow for their creative ideas and new approaches that helped bring out the best attendance we have seen in years. Competitively, we had a combined total of 11 men’s and women’s teams playing in the Palm Beach Hard Court, Palm Beach County Senior and the Grand Slam Tennis Leagues. All played superbly and with much heart, with several teams making the playoffs. Shushana Caplan and Donna Capobianco’s teams took first place in their divisions. In our internal men’s Intramural League, the WHITE team took the trophy. The GREEN team, who placed second, and the RED and BLUE teams will all be vying for the trophy next season.

On March 26 th, our General Membership Meeting will have been held to nominate next season’s Board of Directors. Much thanks to this year’s Board; Greta Gray, Bobbi Zorn, Natalie Tatz, Jess Levin, Jim Brouillette and the President, Ray Capobianco for their strong leadership and support to make this a most enjoyable and memorable winter. As the season draws to a close over the next few

weeks, we will say good bye to more and more of our tennis friends as they leave the courts and head home for the summer. The good news is at this stage in our live, time passes very quickly. So with a happy heart, we know in just a few short months, a new season will begin, our friends will return and once again the courts will fill with the laughter and joy that only tennis, the Love Game, can bring.




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The Sporting Life CVE Billiard Club By RALPH TURCOTTE This is my third year as a seasonal member of this community, and I have frequented our Billiard Room quite regularly, and have met

his interest and comments are greatly appreciated. Martin [Marty] assumed responsibility for the Billiard Room after Al Feinberg, previous presi-

L-R Martin, Gerry, Barry and Larry many friends and acquaindent of the CVE Billiard Club tances while playing. Havretired. ing played pool in my youth, History shows that the CVE I was attracted immediately Billiard Club (currently inacto the Billiard Room. As a tive) had in the past boasted Canadian snowbird, I take a surprising two to three advantage of this facility as hundred devoted pool and much as my free time will albilliard players. The Billiard low during my winter retreat Room was at that time, in in Century Village. I try to high demand, because of the hone my skills during the high number of members, winter months, only to find I and casual non members who must work at them even hard- used the tables. The Billiard er the next season because I Room was much larger in the don’t play in Canada. It is past, and included two adnoteworthy that elsewhere joining rooms which are now such amenities can cost ten used as meeting and game dollars for an hour of playing rooms. I was informed that time. I believe the Billiard there was once a time limit of Room activities deserve menone hour of pool table time tion in the CVE Reporter. because of the high demands The current Billiard Room during certain times of the manager, Martin Feldman day. In reviewing the club’s was kind enough to allow me records, which span more access to the past records of than fifteen years, I found it the CVE Billiard Club, and very interesting to read the

minutes of regular meetings, and the many letters, bylaws, game rules, and records of tournaments. The Billiard Room remains

Room, as well as resident enthusiasts who may bring a family member or guest to enjoy this wonderful facility. The current Billiard Room

a major attraction within CVE, and a welcome addition to our clubhouse facilities. It would be great to see this club become active again. The CVE Billiard Club records show organized regular tournaments, including names of winners, prizes awarded, and concise records of the clubs finances. I have not seen an organized tournament here since the season of 2007-2008. I hope we can organize similar events in the future. The CVE Billiard Club has been inactive for a number of years, with no recent paid up membership or meetings in this record. These records show that the club was responsible for the improved lighting, and other amenities which we now enjoy. Past club members continue to frequent the Billiard

L-R Marvin, Fred, Al, Joe and Hartley activities are now organized is currently no time limit by agreement between playimposed for usage of this ers, or simply by chance facility. meetings in the Billiard Room. Single players often pracPersonally, as a lone player, I tice alone to improve their often wander into the facilskills. Popular games include ity, and I usually find somePocket Pool, Eight Ball, Oneone available to play pool. I Fifteen Eight Ball, Nine Ball, would like to see organized Snooker and Three Cushion tournaments again become Billiards. popular. This would cerSnooker balls can be obtainly improve the attendance tained from the office by surduring the daytime hours. I rendering your ID card for the remember how busy it was duration of your play time. during the last tournament. General rules of play for The Billiard Room is mainthe most popular games are tained at a comfortable temposted in the Billiard Room. perature with ample lighting, I look forward to spending and adjustable background many hours of time enjoying music. the rewarding, competitive Playing pool or billiards is games played right here in by everyone, from beginners our CVE Billiard Room. I to experts, in a sociable enviwould welcome any contriburonment. Day and evening tions in the form of comments players and friends meet to or pictures for future CVE play or just watch from the Reporter entries.

sidelines, where chairs are available. The Billiard Room is available from opening time in the morning to closing at 10:30 every night. There

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The Passing “Seen” By CARL K. WEITZ The weather this winter has caused me to reminisce about my past seasons in Florida. Those seasons measure in number more than twenty, since I retired from my job up north. For most of those years, the weather had been delightful, the pools occupied in much greater numbers, the Clubhouse shows are great and the CVE’ers friendly. But this past winter has not been the same. The weather has largely been cold and windy. It has rained more frequently and with greater intensity, and we haven’t seen our neighbors as often. How can we explain this? All of this has not changed my preference for Florida in winter at least this year. Up north the weather is infinitely colder and has experienced an over-abundance of snow! Do you remember those days of having to dust and

shovel before being able to move your car? Do you remember those ice-slicked roads? Do you remember snow days and cancellations of all sorts? So, keep on coming. We want and need you here. Did you see the Tony Orlando show? Orlando moves and excites an audience like no other. We all wait with delightful anticipation for Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree. That kind of show gets big money in other venues in South Florida. Here we were privileged to enjoy it for a mere ten dollars. When I pass by the Art classroom in the Clubhouse, I stop to admire both the art and the artists. Both are extremely good. What surprises me, however, is 90% of the artists are women. Evidently, they always had the talent, but were too busy raising a

family to give vent to that talent. Here, in Century Village, they have the opportunity and make the most of it. The Clubhouse has become increasingly more attractive. Have you observed the new art on the walls, the improved furniture, the appeal of carefully thoughtout décor? There is a vision for the future in Deerfield Beach, downtown Deerfield Beach that is. There is talk about swales (low-lying stretches of land), sidewalks and street signs. Sprucing up Deerfield’s oldest neighborhood has been a recurring topic. Change is coming to three areas: the Dixie-Highway Corridor, the Cove Shopping Center and the beach. City commissioners need to come up with a 20-year vision, divided into three parts: one to five years, five to ten years, 10

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America’s Secret Army By SY BLUM, Associate Editor Yes, dear reader, there really is one. You will not read about it in the newspapers; you will not see it on TV, and it never comes up on any of the other media we are exposed to daily. As a result of the policy of various government agencies, especially the Department of Defense and the CIA, among others, the existence of this army; (an army that absorbs 40 cents of every taxpayer dollar spent on federal programs) must not be revealed. I randomly selected the book, Master of War, by CNN Executive Producer Suzanne Simons, in our County Library. It is the story of Blackwater and its founder, Erik Prince. Erik Prince was born in Holland, MI in 1969, the son of a self-made billionaire, Edgar Prince who, starting with a die casting company, built it into a giant corporation, which made life easy for his family. Early on, Erik was an achiever, hard working, honest and of extraordinary physical ability, more on this exceptional individual later. Actually the Blackwater story is just one entity in this heretofore secret army. They have become known as Private Military Contractors. In truth just another way of saying “mercenaries,” or “soldiers for hire.” However, in this instance they are everything but fighting soldiers. They provide everything else; and there are hundreds of these contractors working in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result of the downsizing of America’s armed forces

during the 1990s, we were woefully understaffed when facing the outbreak of terrorism around the world at the beginning of the 21st Century. The CIA and the Department of Defense found it necessary to resort to private contractors to investigate and try to solve some of the terrorist attacks. Especially those of Nairobi and Tanzania on August 7, 1998. Truth to tell, there are definite advantages in using private contractors. For one thing, they are hired for a specific purpose and most times it is security for government officials who are sometimes prime targets for terrorists. As such, they are not tied down with bureaucratic red tape and the oft times cumbersome, lethargic efforts of people who do not have to worry about their jobs. Most contractors are of the gung-ho or so-called “cowboy” type, who revel in action and getting things done quickly and efficiently, which brings us back to Erik Prince. After much trial and error, Erik decided he wanted to become a SEAL, the elite underwater demolition branch of the U.S. Navy. It is well known that this program of the Navy separates the men from the boys. To become a SEAL, one has to be in superb physical and mental condition. However, just a small percentage of those who qualify as candidates, actually go on to earn the distinction of becoming a SEAL. Erik Prince passed with flying colors. After achieving this distinction he decided to

leave the service and capitalize on his training in a unique way. In the course of his time in the SEAL program he became aware of several shortcomings that he felt he could rectify. With money not an object, he decided to start a new company replicating much of the intensive Navy program, rectifying things he felt could be done better and try to sell his program not only to the Navy but to any other entity that could benefit from his expertise. He was aware that he was taking a big gamble as this was well before 9/11/01 and he was not yet 30 years old. Prince realized that he would have to locate his company close to the vast Navy compound around Norfolk VA. He started by purchasing 3,000 acres of mainly swampland in nearby Mayock, NC. He decided to call his company Blackwater because of the dark water running beneath the soil of his property. He also added a bear paw because of the many bears in the vicinity. He staffed the new company with people like himself but with extensive experience in the armed forces. Most were decorated combat veterans anxious to leave the service and accept the challenges of a unique start-up company. As terrorism escalated, the Department of Defense, Department of State and the CIA, realized they did not have the personnel to combat the threats. To make a long story short, Blackwater hit the jackpot as they won many

contracts to provide security and other support services for government officials overseas. As a result of the intensive training they received at the Mayok facility and elsewhere they had a very good reputation. Very quickly, Blackwater became a very profitable enterprise. Through it all, Erik Prince remained the sole owner and it is estimated that he made at least $100 million during the decade. Emboldened by his success, Prince branched out into providing aviation services including many helicopters and jets. At one time the company had 50 contracts with the U.S. Government. He also built several original war machines at the company’s expense, most of which were rejected by the government. Being very aggressive and very confident about everything he did, the company attempted to do too much with too little, which in several cases ended in disaster. Three incidents eventually led to Blackwater’s demise. Fallujah was at one time the most dangerous city in Iraq. Blackwater was hired to form a convoy to escort two flat bed trucks through Fallujah to another destination. They apparently decided to take a short cut through the dreaded center of the city instead of a safer route. They only had four men; two in each SUV. As they entered the city’s center they were stopped by a mob and several terrorists suddenly appeared and promptly killed all four Blackwater men. Two of these victims were eventually hung

from a bridge much to the delight of the Iraqi mob; (one was decapitated). Understandably the families of the deceased started an investigation which eventually led to charges against the company. Another incident involved a Blackwater transport plane in Afghanistan, where two inexperienced pilots crashed the plane into a mountain, killing all aboard and losing valuable cargo. Then there was the most tragic event in Nisoor Square near the so-called safe Green Zone in Baghdad. Once again the convoy was stopped in traffic and once again Blackwater personnel were at risk. There are two versions of the story about who shot first, but the fact remains that nearly 20 Iraqi citizens lost their lives. Despite all the good work Blackwater is credited with, the above incidents prompted Congress to investigate all aspects of the entire private military contractor’s activities. It was brought out that there were no laws governing this secret army; and very little oversight. The contracts were so lucrative that the contractors were able to pay their hires between $600 and $700 per day! Finally, as a result of a thorough investigation by Congressman Henry Waxman, Erik Prince realized his decade in the sun was over. He left Blackwater for good. Although the book ends at this point, Blackwater has been in the news again recently, so apparently it is still in business, for better or for worse.

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I’m Just Askin’ By LEN WITHAM

Since it’s April, and April Fools Day is always something to watch out for, I thought it would be appropriate to write an entirely foolish column. I know, some of you are thinking, Len, I find your columns to be foolish all the time. Well, some of the content of this column isn’t even of my own creation. I say this because I don’t want to deceive anyone. Have you heard the Energizer Bunny was arrested and got charged with battery? Did you know 100 pairs of underwear were stolen from the Fes-

tival Flea Market and police are making a brief inquiry? Have you read that police are looking into a hole found in the fence of a nudist camp? Did you read that a small fortune teller escaped from jail and police say to be on the lookout for a short medium at large? Would it be a coincidence if Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter both have B-Negative blood types? Wouldn’t you guess that the Dalai Lama has B-Positive? Are Jon and Kate plus 8 a case of nuclear family

meltdown? Did you hear the Karashian sisters say sibling rivalry is relative? Did you read that George Bush has stated writing with a broken pencil is pointless? Don’t you think Octo mom should use birth control at every conceivable moment? Do you think Tiger cheated so much because he just wanted to break up the monogamy? Have you heard Charlie Sheen refused to pay for a lap dance because the stripper rubbed him the wrong way? Wouldn’t you know Mickey cheated on Minnie and someone ratted on him? What exactly does the Keep Off the Grass sign on the lawn of a rehab facility mean? When an artist dreams in color is it a pigment of his imagination? Did you hear about the butcher who backed into the slicing machine and got a little behind in his work? Did you know the guy who got divorced from his x-ray technician wife because she could see right through him? Do you know the golfer who took $200 worth of lessons but when he went to Hillsboro Pines with his

friends for the first time he discovered he didn’t have the balls to play? Did you read that a snowbird from CVE was hospitalized after he saw his friend Jack on the plane and yelled Hi Jack? Have you heard that a woman who was a hippie in the 60s tried to start a “ban the bra” movement at Century Village but it was a big flop? Have you heard about the man found unconscious in the Art Room at CVE – details are sketchy? Did you know CVE Security caught a

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The Talking Machines By PAULINE MIZRACH

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Most people think there is no better way than talking, talking too loud, talking too much riding the mini buses—more talking in the Clubhouse. Actually they remind me of talking machines which talk, talk, talking continuously and spontaneously on the mini bus in Century Village where I live. Some talkers use cell phones, loud enough to hear conversations – what’s going on in their personal lives. “Give me a break today,” I mumble to myself as I step on the daily mini bus and slowly look around for an empty seat near a window and a quiet space to relax. Casually I nod and say

hello to some seniors I know who also live in Century Village. Hi! How are you doing? I appear friendly and hope they will not continue talking. Still, I am aware of the closeness of the bus seats and people listen, friendly and smiling. “What’s going on?” I ask. Mostly their talk concerns their daughters and sons visits, including their grand grandest children. The familiar conversations I just had to get out of my condo— today! I don’t dare to ask details—I just listen. I am aware of their loneliness and boredom. Seriously I heard again “My life is shopping, restaurants, daughters, sons, increase

in assessments, complaints and new services in Century Village”. The usual routinesagain-I’ve got to get out of my condo even if it’s for a short while. Many talkers stick to their own agenda. Talk, talk and continue talking everywhere. I occasionally ask people I know “Are you happy here in Century Village? Are you thankful?” Maybe I am and maybe I’m not. I hear again village talkers. Finally, I walk along my own path in front of the Clubhouse, carry my groceries, step on the local bus ride to my condo stop. One more time, one more day—how are you doing?








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First Place WEISS, MARINA.….….….….…..….….….….….….ALEX Second Place TESTA-GALARNEAU..….…......….….….NATURE’S BEAUTY Third Place ALLEN, JANICE.….….….….….….… ….AUTUMN LEAVES Honorable Mention DUBE, LISE .….….….….…..................….…….JAM SESSION Honorable Mention ELIAT, ROLANDE.….….….….….….…….THE FOX HUNT WATERCOLOR/MIXED MEDIA

First Place LARSON, JERI .….….….….….….… ….CHILMARK SPRING Second Place DUBE, LISE.….….….….….….…................................….VIVRE Third Place BALDUCCI, MARY.….….….….….….…........….SENSATION Honorable Mention TESTA-GALARNEAU.….….….….….…. GOLDEN WHEAT ADVANCED OIL First Place BENARD, FRANCE.….….….….….….……. FISH PARTY Second Place HYATT, BIRDIE F...…..CHRISTMAS SHOPPING – MONTREAL Third Place SITCOFF, SANDY.….….….….….….…….TULIPS IN BLOOM ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR/MIXED MEDIA First Place DUBE, YOLANDE.….….….….…….YESTTERYEAR VIOLIN Second Place LORANGER, LOUISE.….….….….…….AU CREPUSCULE III Third Place MALINA, MINNA.….….….….…...........….…….GERANIUM Honorable Mention NATHAN-MARCUS, B.….….….….….…MIXED MEDIA #1


OIL First Place SCHULTZ, JOAN.….….….….….….….....................…FRANK Second Place KATZ, RUTH.….….….….……WICKER CHAIR IN GARDEN ACRYLIC First Place GOLDBERG, PHILIP..…...….…UNTOUCHED SPLENDOR

Second Place GRODSKY, ETHEL W.….….….….….….…........….SUNRISE Third Place SCHULTZ, JOAN.….….….….….….…...............….TIN TOYS Honorable Mention DESCHENES, MICHEL..….….….… ….SUMMER GARDEN Honorable Mention FLAM LEONARD H.….….….….….….….............….MAUI I WATERCOLOR First Place SCHULTZ, JOAN.….….….….….……CHINESE CHECKERS Second Place DESCHENES, MICHEL.….….….….….….GARDEN ANGEL Third Place MILLER, JOHN.….….….….….….…….MOONLITE FENCE Honorable Mention MARKS, CAROL.….….….….….….THE GREAT OUTDOORS Honorable Mention BROWN, DORIS.….….…........….….….….LIFE’S JOURNEY DRAWING First Place GRODSKY, ETHEL W.….….….….….….…......DOLCE VITA Second Place LOBENBERG, JOAN.….….….….….….…AFTER MIDNIGHT MIXED MEDIA First Place MARLIN-STERN, EDITH.….….….….….….…REVELATION Second Place MAHL, MYRA.….….….….….….…...........IN A WILD PLACE Third Place LOBENBERG, JOAN.….….….….….….….......BEGINNINGS Honorable Mention BROWN, DORIS.….….….….….….….....FANTASY FOREST


OIL/ACRYLIC First Place PIUNNO, PIETRO.….….FISHING IN THE MOON LIGHT 2 Second Place RIFKIN, ALLAN.….….….….….….…......................CARNIVAL Third Place FAUST, TRUDY.….….….….….….…...........SITTING PRETTY Honorable Mention BEAUVAIS, GINETTE.….….….….….….…FLAMING MASK WATERCOLOR First Place POULIN, FRANCINE.….….….….….….…........GERANIUMS Second Place ROSENBERG, MARILYN.….….….…FIELDS OF FLOWERS Third Place DOYON, MIREILLE.....….….….….….….…HARVEST TIME DRAWING/MIXED MEDIA First Place HECHT, ADELINE .….….….….…GLORIOUS MEMORIES #2 Second Place ROSENBERG, MARILYN .….….….….….…PURPLE DREAM Third Place FINN, PESSA.….….….….….…................................THE WALL Honorable Mention CAPLAN, SUSHANA .….….….FAMILEA TENNENBAUM


BEGINNER First Place ARDITO, TOM.….….….….….….…...........................DRIFTER Second Place TESTA-GALARNEAU.….….….….….….…THE GARDENER INTERMEDIATE First Place GOLDSTEIN, SOL.….….….….….…HOWIE’S MENORAH Second Place BISSONNETTE, FLORA ...….SHARED DANCE KLEE/CALDER

Third Place BEIL, MURIEL.….….….….….….…TWO FOR THE SEESAW ADVANCED First Place DIAMOND, SANDI ......….YES, CHRISTINA I’M STRETCHING SALON First Place FANO, RACHEL..............................….….….….….….…ADAM Second Place PAGLIA, ARNOLD...................….….….….….….…….TRUST Third Place CHERNIAK, EVELYN .….….….….50 YEARS 80-HE/70-SHE




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it’s beautiful here. We really are fortunate to have so many pleasurable opportunities available to us, at a price we can afford. When I speak to other people from other condo communities, and I tell them what we have available here, they think I’m exaggerating. I tell them we can be as busy as we like, or do absolutely nothing but sit at the pool and just enjoy the Florida sun. We can participate in physical activity, mental activity or just do fun stuff, like drawing, painting, and stained glass, or we can do our share of maintaining our lifestyle by volunteer-

ing. I look at this place like being and living in a dream world ...everything that one could want is either here in the Village or within close proximity....... So what more could you ask for..............I ask you?



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It’s almost supper time, I look out my back door and this is what I see...the sun is setting, the sky is a beautiful mixture of colors, but, the day isn’t over, there’s more to come.

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artistic experience.” “Best in Show” winners were (Professional category) Marion Pershan for her watercolor painting, “Abandoned” and in the non-professional category, Nicole Jutras, with her oil painting, “Ten Petaled Blazing Star.” The “Best

in Show” for Photography award went to Eddie Lesser for his photo, “Study in Orange.” All in all, Art Expo 2010 was a huge success, the best yet, according to the comments from the public, and this was only possible, due to the great cooperation of

Presents the Best in Show Award in Photography Competition to Eddie Lesser (of Tilford N)

all – from Eva Rachesky, our gracious Cen-Deer Vice-President and Administrator and her Staff, to the Presidents of various participating Clubs, their committees and their volunteers, and finally to you, the public, who attended in great numbers to encourage our artists.

Let us not forget our generous donors from the community who gave gift certificates for our raffle, to thank our many volunteers: Deer Creek Golf Club (a twosome between May 1st & October 31st); The Deer Creek Tennis Club (a $20 gift certificate for one hour singles play on clay

courts & a gift certificate for one half hour tennis lesson,) Jerry’s Artarama (two $25 gift certificates,) Painted Apple Restaurant (a $50 gift certificate,) Famous Deli & Groceries Restaurant (a $10 gift certificate,) and Olive Garden Restaurant (four gift cards of $5 each.)

Sonia Altman Ventnor H Exhibition only Jewelry

Sylvia Gold presenting Scholarship Award to Cole Tortorice, a Deerfield Beach High School Art Student

Mireille and Marcel Doyon Lapidary Club Members

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Arnold Paglia Oakwood U Second Place Salon Sculpture

Michelle Deschênes Durham A Second Place Salon Watercolor Ribbon Winners

Rachel Fano Ventnor O First Place Advanced Sculpture

Norman Rokowitz Tilford O Guest Exhibitor Computerized Digital Graphics

John Miller Harwood F Third Place Salon Watercolor

J. Testa-Galarneau Cambridge E Second Place Intermediate Acrylic

Francine Poulin Harwood E First Place Professional Watercolor

Marina Weiss Durham V First Place Intermediate Acrylic

Marilyn Rosenberg Upminster K Second Place Professional Mixed Media

H.Leonard Flam Prescott E Honorable Mention Salon Acrylic

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France Bénard Grantham A First Place Advanced Oil

Welcome by Claudette Roberge, Art Club of CVE President, with Ginette Beauvais, Sylvia Gold, Myra Mahl, Eva Rachesky and Cole Tortorice

Louise Loranger Cambridge D Second Place Advanced Trio Mixed Media

Introduction, Art Expo 2010, Ginette Beauvais, Art Expo Chairperson Ethel Grodsky Ventnor P Place Salon Pastel Drawing

Ellen Goldfarb Guest Exhibitor in Weaving

Jeri Larson Upminster K First Place Intermediate Watercolor

Philip Goldberg Durham B Place Salon Acrylic Sandi Diamond Newport P First Place Advanced Sculpture

Lise Laliberté Harwood B First Place Beginner Watercolor

Jacline DeRose Harwood H Honorable Mention Intermediate Oil

Joan Schultz Markham T First Place Salon Oil Won Three Ribbons

Pierre Chénard Islewood C Place Intermediate Oil

Pietro Piunno Cambridge B Place Professional Oil Lucie Saucier Markham I First Place Intermediate Oil

Ester Hassan Cambridge E Exhibitor Polymer Jewelry

Alan Rifkin Upminster E Second Place Professional Oil/Acrylic

Harry Liner Lyndhurst J President of Stained Glass Club

Joan Lobenberg Durham I Second Place Salon Pen and Ink Drawing




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How Music Affects Us By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor We all know the feeling - a familiar song is heard on the radio and suddenly vivid memories come flooding back and a mental movie begins playing in our mind. What is it about music that can trigger such powerful memories? It is fascinating to explore the relationship between music and the mind, and the role of melodies in shaping our lives. Research shows that music can change one’s mood, regulate and control breathing and circulation. A melodious violin concerto may even lower the blood pressure. It can improve one’s memory, trigger one’s imagination and creativity and even affect one’s personality and behavior. Listening to a certain style of music can cause the release of negative emotions as well. As the negative moods disappear, the positive moods will emerge and the mind will cheer up considerably. In some

instances people find that they are able to relax because the music can tranquilize the mind by nourishing the heart. Scientific research using brainwaves show that people will achieve a more balanced mental state after listening to music. The idea of music as a healing influence on health and behavior can be found early in historical writings of ancient civilizations, such as Egypt, China, India, Greece and Rome. Music therapy was first introduced in the 19th century and the first successful case was the treatment of a mental patient in France. In Western countries, the modern principles of music therapy were founded during World War II. Then the therapy was widely applied to soldiers, in order to help them recover from widespread mental injuries caused by the bloody war.

While the greatest pieces of music will energize and inspire, there are musical works that may appeal more specifically to the negative emotions of an individual. Music is not only seen as art and entertainment, but it can increase long-range memory, reading skills and physical development. Research has shown that students who sing or play an instrument score up to 51 points higher on SAT’s than the national average. In many hospitals it has become accepted practice to use music to alleviate pain, to elevate patients’ moods, to counteract depression and to promote movement for physical rehabilitation. For example, music can alleviate the pain of childbirth by controlling the pain nerve in the brain. Nowadays, music is accepted as a necessary support for patients with mental disorders while proving essen-

tial to many healthy people. Many people in today’s society have become fearful and depressed due to the pressures from work and stress. Music therapists suggest they listen to music to help them solve life’s problems. In the 1920s, a man named George Squire patented a way to pump music over electric wires. One early application had to do with the skyscrapers that were then popping up over the United States. The tall buildings required elevators, but these newfangled contraptions made

many people anxious. Why not pump music into them, suggested Squire. Thus began elevator music. Soon Squire’s own business - the Muzak Corporation was booming. Other businesses began to research how they could use music to help their own businesses. Restaurants who wanted to encourage a high turnover, learned to play fast music to encourage people to eat quickly and leave. We are still learning all the ways that music is so influential in people’s lives, besides simply enjoying it.

Hurricane Preparedness….Who Is Responsible? By DONNA CAPOBIANCO

In many of last month’s meeting minutes there were various outcries from COOCVE and the Executive Board for Master Management to “take care of hurricane preparedness.” Back in September of 2007, not long after the Wilma recovery was well under way, Master Management was hearing these same demands. So as President, I invited the city’s Emergency Command Center Chief to a Master Management Board Meeting to learn what our city and Broward County provide and what CVE should plan for and provide in the event of a disaster. Much of this information was published in the October 2007 Reporter, and it may be helpful to reiterate what we learned then, as it very likely applies now. The Emergency Command Center Chief told us that the Fire Department will do just about everything required in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, including conducting evacuations, clearing roads and assessing building safety. CVE is a first-response priority in the city and much of the major cleanup equipment needed is housed very near our very own West Drive. Good Samaritans who wished to help those in need learned not to do anything during an emergency, and were told to stay off the streets until they were deemed safe. Afterward,

they could perform outreach, going to those in need to help. However, under no circumstances should they ask anyone to come out of their home. We were told that Master Management is only responsible for doing its best to get its office running as normally and quickly as possible. COOCVE was told all it can do to help is be the single point of contact for all associations, ready to provide the Fire Department with a simple form from each, listing residents who need special assistance or shelter. That was it. The Chief went on to discuss why CVE or Master Management cannot perform any shelter work. We learned during an emergency, shelters do not take calls from anyone besides authorized emergency agencies like the Fire Department and Red Cross. We also could not be approved to house a shelter for several reasons. We would have to construct a shelter meeting specific code requirements and to be approved. We would have to be open to housing people from outside the village, not just our own. The Master Management Board, CVE Hurricane Preparedness Committee (started under COOCVE after Wilma) and a packed audience listened. The Board and Committee members asked many questions. Immediately

following the meeting, Master Management took action. It first sold an enormous out of code generators and gas tanks that had been purchased right after Wilma as part of a noble but misguided plan to have a CVE Emergency Command Center and CVE Shelter in the Activity Center. Master Management then purchased two small generators needed to keep its office open with basic lights, phones and computer usage. Master Management does not own much property and only needs to protect the few recreation areas and buildings it owns, including the guard stations. COOCVE owns nothing, so it really has no work to do except be the single point of contact for the Fire Department and ready to hand over all the resident special needs forms provided by each Association. That’s it. Those of us who lived through Wilma learned that after the initial road clearing and emergency steps are done, the real responsibility lies with each Association. When Wilma hit, no Association had any disaster recovery plan or company ready to act on its behalf. There was mass confusion and no one knew what to do. Fortunately COOCVE acted fast, got all the Area Chairs together and a vote was taken to hire Group One as the disaster

recovery company to assist all Associations with drying out soaked units, clearing Association property, getting roof contractors in, and handling insurance claims and billing. At that time, COOCVE had a single policy covering all Associations. All an Association had to do was pay its deductible upfront and Group One went to work. After the fact, there was a huge uproar by the majority of Associations questioning COOCVE’s legal right to hire any company to serve all Associations or to contract with one single insurance provider. Much has changed in the Village since then. We should all know by now that Associations are all responsible for insuring and caring for basically everything they own. That includes planning for hurricane preparedness and disaster recovery. There is no other CVE entity that has any power, authority or obligation to do it for them. As President of Oakridge V at the time of Wilma, the most severely Wilma damaged building in the village, I learned first hand the multitude of things to be done after a disaster. Most important was assisting our Board with hiring National Group, a huge disaster recovery company with a large local presence. We signed a contract with them, and took a bank line of

credit to help ensure we could cover the insurance deductible. So basically we have our hurricane preparedness/disaster recovery plan taken care of. All we need to do is take it upon ourselves before each hurricane season, to prepare a simple, updated one page “resident special needs” form and give a copy to COOCVE. Associations own most of the property in CVE and cannot have it both ways. We can’t demand that COOCVE respect our legal right and responsibility to be autonomous and at the same time demand some single blanket coverage or plan. COOCVE has no authority to act for any Associatian and Master Management is the last place Associations should go to demand some big plan for hurricane preparedness. Its agreement is with the unit owner, not the Association. They have no legal or operating responsibility, requirement or authority at all in that regard. Both COOCVE and Master Management may wish to check with the Emergency Command Center Chief to be sure nothing major has changed in three years. What it really boils down to is each Association taking responsibility for its property, and preparing for its own hurricane or disaster recovery and not depending on anyone else.




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The Growth of the City of Deerfield Beach By MARION G. COHEN On February 18, 2010, Lyndhurst H held its annual installation luncheon at Brooks Restaurant in Deerfield Beach. It has become a ritual over the years to have the Official Installing Officer in Residence (yours truly) present a dissertation on a timely topic pertinent to the assembled residents at this affair. We have learned about the growth of the City of Deerfield from its early days in he 1970’s ‘till current times; we have glimpsed at the trials and tribulations of residents living here during the construction of each new area; we have learned how to cope with problems of condo living. This year, we invited the Executive Director of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society,

Carolyn Morris, to be our guest speaker. Her topic was based on a description of Deerfield Beach before there was a Century Village. We enjoyed her narrative so much that we asked her to condense her presentation, so that we could share it with you in this edition of the Reporter. THE NAMING OF DEERFIELD CAROLYN MORRIS, Executive Officer DEERFIELD BEACH HISTORICAL SOCIETY Our City’s history begins in 1877, when non-natives glimpsed at the swamps, dense flora and wild fig trees, cabbage palms, and pine groves along the Hillsboro

River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. To our south, Miami and Key West were thriving villages and to the north, Palm Beach was becoming a fashionable winter resort. A few houses appeared along the Hillsboro River by 1890, which was named after the Earl of Hillsborough who was granted the land by King George III of England in the late eighteenth century. When Henry Flagler extended his railroad along the coastline in Miami in the spring of 1896, it opened up our tropical wilderness. Until then, the shoreline had been inhabited by Seminole Indians who lived inland. On June 22, 1898 the

L-R Carolyn Morris and Marion G. Cohen settlement received its first post office, which served a population of 20 settlers. The

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name “Deerfield” was chosen because of the numerous deer that grazed along the Hillsboro River. Hillsboro River was the northern border of Deerfield. A narrow wooden bridge crossed the stream west of the railroad that lead to another blossoming settlement, Boca Raton. The intersection of Hillsboro Boulevard and Dixie Highway was the focus of Deerfield’s business in 1910. Dixie Highway was a ninefoot wide dirt trail. There were four or five stores , a lodge, the post office and two hotels: The Australian and The Pioneer. However, the key to our local economy was our produce shed adjacent to the railway depot. The farmers brought their vegetables and fruits there for shipping north. Deerfield was incorporated on June 11, 1925 and George Emory Butler became our town’s first mayor. The population had grown to 1,300 residents. “Beach” was added to our name in 1939, to let tourists know which towns had beaches. Our population numbered 1,800 in 1939. Deerfield Beach had been primarily an agricultural community and by the late 1940’s, tourists began to discover our little secret (our beautiful oceanfront.) The tourism boom was evidenced by the building of hotels and motels along the shoreline. Deerfield Beach changed her name again in 1951, and our town became known as the City of Deerfield Beach. Our economy continued to evolve away from agriculture to tourism and business. Today the City of Deerfield Beach is home to manufacturing, distribution, office industries, and international businesses. Our population is currently over 77,000. From Deerfield to the City of Deerfield Beach, we offer a nice place to visit and a great place to call home.

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Senior Brains – Staying Sharp

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The brain is a three pound organ. It contains more than 100 billion cells. The human brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe. The latest discoveries in neuroscience present a new view of how the brain ages. Overturning decades of dogma, scientists no longer hold the longstanding belief that we lose a vast number of brain cells as we grow older. The ageing brain is also far more resilient than was previously believed. Brain improvement for senior citizens has to do with something called brain plasticity. Tests are continuing indicating the brain is malleable and can be molded and shaped from the inside through mental use. As the brain gets used, it is actually expanding as it creates new mental connections and reinforces the old ones. Your brain functions through the use of neuron connections. Most people think that all these connections already exist and are the same from

birth on. The truth is that the brain is stimulated which means we can directly influence the structure of our brain just like a muscle. Studies showed that inactive groups of seniors exhibited fewer small blood vessels in the brain, along with more unpredictable blood flow through the brain. The active adults had more small blood vessels and improved cerebral blood flow. Exercise prevents cognitive decline in the elderly. Brains need sleep in order to identify knowledge gained and store it in long-term or short-term memory. Seniors do not need less sleep than younger people. Sleep is essential to lower levels of stress hormones and to relax and refresh your entire body. Googling (using the computer) is good for seniors, says a new study by researchers at UCLA. The study looked at brain activity during web searches and found that older adults who knew their way around the Internet had more stimula-

tion of decision making and complex reasoning areas of the brain. Reading didn’t stimulate the same number of brain areas as Internet searching. Watch less TV because your brain goes into neutral. Age- related memory loss is typically minor. Forgetting where you parked your car is one thing. Forgetting that you have a car is another. Try to laugh a little about age-related loss. While the loss is real, it’s not as if you are losing your mind. Your memory will never be as good as when you were young. If you find that disturbing there is a bagful of memory tricks. At the age of 95, Stanley Kunitz, the youngest of three children born to Russian Jewish parents became the tenth Poet Laureate of the U.S., and was still writing new poems, and reading to live audiences. He stands as an inspiring example of the brain’s ability to stand vital in the final years of our lives.

They don’t have noisy, late-night parties, don’t keep TV sets at high volume in the evenings, almost never occupy your parking spot and never hog the washing machines. I’m not referring to your human neighbors, but to the abundant wildlife living around us here at CVE. Years and years ago, the Century Village land belonged to them. We are the trespassers, and encroachers on their territory! I am amazed at the variety of wild life in our Village. At home in Wisconsin, deer are common in suburban areas as are raccoons and field mice. Until we moved here, I had never seen tiny geckoes, ugly iguanas, snowy white, graceful egrets which roam in flocks, blue herons seen in the photograph and cranes. Our waterways hold all sorts of turtles which range from big snapping ones to tiny ones. There are many kinds

of fish such as bass, oscar, gar. Pelicans dive and retrieve fish in our lakes. Ducks are everywhere in the village. I can attest to raccoons living here as I have personally seen one. Don’t feed them or go near them. They can carry rabies, as do many warmblooded mammals. A recent newspaper article reported that an elderly nun in Venice, Florida, was bitten by a rabid otter! Bird-watchers can find plenty of species here. Binoculars are a must – particularly if you live adjacent to one of our small lakes. (You will find lots of action!) I’ve hears rumors of a lone alligator in our lakes, but thank goodness it seems to be just a rumor. When you see the plethora of wildlife all around us here in CVE, one can only be in awe of the variety of creatures inhabiting our universe!

What’s Bugging You By HARRY L. KATZ In last month’s column, my subject was problems that resulted from water leaks and high humidity in CVE apartments. These included illness resulting from fungal emissions that cause asthma and breathing problems. This column will address problems as a result of low humidity during periods of little rainfall. According to Dr Paul Donohue in his SunSentinal Good Health column of March l7, 2010, generalized itching most often comes from dry skin. A more likely cause, according to noted entomologist, Dr. Eric Smith, is allergies from house dust mites. Although they do not bite, they are responsible for allergic reactions for some 500 million people worldwide, and may be a factor in 50-80% of asthmatics. House dust consists of several elements. Outside air carries clouds of pollen and soil particles along with other contaminants. Indoor air could be additionally contaminated with the body parts of common household insects, such as cockroaches, ants and especially house dust mites. Most (not all) of these troublemakers are trapped in the air conditioning filter which MUST be changed periodically.

The house dust mite is prolific, and lays over 60 eggs. This mite thrives best in humid weather, but can undergo a prolonged quiescent period of several months during dry weather. The average human adult sheds 70 to 140 mg of dust daily. About l80 mg of this dust can produce and maintain a mass culture of house dust mites for several months. One gram of dust removed from stuffed furniture may contain 3500 or more house dust mites. A typical used mattress could house one hundred thousand to ten million of these tiny creatures. Humans grow new hair, fingernails and skin every day of their lives. Skin scales are shed constantly day and night. In bed, the human body provides ideal humidity and temperature for these mites to proliferate. House dust mites are easily dispersed. Marked mites were traced from a couch to the rest of the house and car within a two week period. I called my friend Prof. Dr Bob Snetsinger at Penn State University about our problem. He suggested that dry air has caused winter flu outbreaks. Low humidity plays a big role in the spread of flu in winter months. At a very low relative humidity level,

allergens dry out. Dust mite allergens, mold and bacteria that are dried out are lighter and therefore more easily airborne, leading to greater inhalation rates. In addition, the dry air itself can irritate nasal passages and mucous membranes, exacerbating allergy symptoms, and leading to complications such as sinusitis, sore throats and dry skin or allergic dermatitis--all possible repercussions of too low home humidity levels. Dr. Snetsinger recommends a humidity level between 40 and 50% for allergy sufferers. What to do? If you are not allergic to house dust mite allergens, be thankful. Otherwise, vacuum rugs with HEPA filter equipped vacuum that removes particles down to 0.3 microns. (This alone is not enough since it removes only 7% of mites from rugs). Clean window coverings every two weeks. Hot water solutions, with or without various solutions, is not advisable. Send area rugs out to be dry-cleaned when soiled. Lowering the humidity to less than 45% would do, but that makes other problems even worse. Perhaps the best solution is get rid of the rugs, but only for people susceptible to house dust mite allergies.

A Blue Heron

APRIL 2010




CVE Symphony Orchestra By WILLIAM P. BRYAN, Ph.D. The 2009-2010 concert season began in December. Dr. Clark McAlister, CVESO Conductor, and the orchestra’s gifted musicians performed their third of four concerts for this concert season on February 23. It featured concert violinist Corinne Stillwell. It was a most exhilarating concert for the CVE community. The 1,600 seat Century Village East Club House Auditorium is still reverberating from our first two performances of this season. The February 23rd concert program included: Weber: Der Freischuetz-Folksong and Hunter’s Chorus performed by the Orchestra Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto Nr. 3 Corinne Stillwell, Concert Violinist and Professor of Violin Performance Mendelssohn: Sinfonia VIII performed by the Orchestra The guest performers scheduled for each of this season’s four concerts are all highly skilled and talented musicians. Their concert performances demonstrate the many years of education and practice required to skillfully master their instrument. About Corinne Stillwell… Ms. Stillwell earned her degrees at the Julliard School of Music, where she first

enrolled at the age of ten. A versatile musician, she appeared in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and as soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States, and Europe, and is frequently heard on WXXI-FM public radio. She has also served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and as a member of the Harrington String Quartet in Texas. In 2007, she joined the faculty at Florida State’s College of Music where she is Assistant Professor of Violin Performance. While growing up in New Jersey, Corinne began to play the violin at three and a half years of age, beginning with a 1/10th size violin. At age five, she was already playing the 1st movement of a Paganini violin concerto.

At age 10, she was referred by her violin teacher to the Julliard Pre-college School of Music for more advanced lessons. At age 13, she auditioned for a violin position with the New Jersey Youth Orchestra and was made the Concertmaster until age 17. At age 17, she won the International Artists Competition at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her performance at our February 23rd concert was that of Camille Saint Saens Violin Concerto No. 3. About Camille Saint Saens… Saint Saens was a prolific composer whose notable works include Carnival of the Animals and the opera Samson et Delilah. Only one of his violin concertos has proved to have staying power and is heard today with any regularity: Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61. This was the concerto performed by Corinne Stillwell. This third concerto was written by Saint Saens for Pablo de Sarasate, a famous Spanish violinist. Sarasate gave the world premiere of this concerto in Paris on January 2, 1881. Corinne’s performance of this concerto left us all speechless. Her virtuosity would have made both Saint Saens and Sarasate proud of her performance. Many in the audience asked if she could return for future performances. We asked how she was able to play and have every note heard in the back of the auditorium, as she was accompanied by the full orchestra. Yes, Corinne is amazingly talented, with a charming personality, and we are hopeful that she will make a return visit to Century Village. Our fourth concert guest soloist is Natasa Stojanovska (concert pianist) Fredric Chopin: Andangte Spinaito, and, Grand Polanaise

Ms. Stojanovska studies with Dr. Roberta Rust at Lynn University. She was born in Prelep, Macedonia, and began to play the piano at age eight. She has performed solo recitals in France, Portugal, Macedonia, Bosnia, Romania, and the United States, and has been widely recognized as an adept accompanist and chamber musician. In 2008, she was winner of the concerto composition at the Brevard Summer Music Festival in North Carolina and performed the Tschaikovsky Concerto No.1 at the Festival. In 2002, she was hailed as the best young pianist in her native country and was awarded first place at Interfest Bitola (2001 and 2002). More specifics about her March 23rd concert performance will be addressed in the May issue of the Reporter. State of audience participation… The continuation of your very own CVE symphony orchestra depends upon the attendance of all music lovers. So, spread the word and bring a friend. Please purchase tickets for all four concerts of our 2010-2011 concert season, with the 1st concert scheduled for December, 2010. Keep in mind that this is your CVE Symphony Orchestra (and, how many communities have a Symphony Orchestra to claim as their own?), We fully expect that you will fill the auditorium to its capacity for these four concerts, by scheduling your social activities around our concert schedule, so as to attend all four performances. The Center’s lobby is a great place to meet family and friends before and after the performances to discuss the evening’s event!!!! The cost per concert of $7.00, is a good value for the level of professional musicianship displayed at each concert. So fill the seats in order to sustain the quality of performances that our audi-

ence has enjoyed during each concert season. You may also give monetary gifts to the orchestra, and, also join the CVE Orchestra Guild, with its many opportunities for annually scheduled social events, all planned to support the orchestra’s annual budget. The Orchestra greatly depends on the income from your ticket purchases and additional monetary donations listed etc. and the annual contribution from the CVE Orchestra Guild. Without this financial input, we could not survive!!! The CVESO Symphony Orchestra is a not-forprofit organization. Heard after performances of the past season are statements such as: this is like going to the Boston Symphony; and, I am astonished at the high quality of every performance, both from the guest artist as well as the orchestra. The recent trumpet player’s two concertos performed at the 2nd concert were super spectacular! Corinne’s Saint Saens Violin Concerto was magnificent, and Natasha’s Chopin piano performance will be written up for the May issue of the Reporter. More kudos to the CVE Orchestra Guild… And again, we want to give our heartfelt thank you to each of the Orchestra Guild volunteer members and its President, Bea Guccione. The Orchestra Guild, with its hard working volunteers, are like an army of “energizer bunnies” providing many CVE educational, cultural and fun-loving activities throughout the year in support of our Symphony Orchestra. We thank all of you who eagerly volunteer to participate in the Guild’s many and varied activities in order to help with the financial support for the continuation of your CVE Symphony Orchestra. We hope that everyone becomes an annual member (for an annual membership fee of $10.00) of the Orchestra Guild. Lastly, but most importantly, we need each of you as our orchestra allies to help us fill the Auditorium to its 1,600 seat capacity for each of our four annual concerts, from December through March. Many thanks for your continued financial support and audience participation during this concert season.




APRIL 2010

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 -- currently available at your public library, local bookstore or from online booksellers.


By John Hellermann & Mark Halperin, HarperCollins, 400 pages, $27.99 Let’s call this new best seller a “two-for-one.” Not only do you get a solid dose of serious political reporting, ala The New York Times, you also get a heavy serving of tabloid gossip, a.k.a. The National Enquirer. Maybe even more than your system can take. For example, did you know that, during the 2008 presidential campaign, John and Cindy McCain fought like cats and dogs in front of others, during both small meetings and before large events, to the amazement and discomfort of their staff, or that during the campaign, John Edwards was megalomaniacal and narcissistic and his wife, Elizabeth, was seen by her staff as an abusive, paranoid, woman who badgered her staff constantly? Want more? Did you know that Mitt Romney was hated by fellow Republican candidates McCain, Huckabee and Giulani who made crude jokes about him behind his back? That Romney – the much-praised successful business CEO – drove his staff crazy because he could not make decisions and that, when appearing on televised debates, he demanded a separate room from the others when it was his turn for pre-camera

makeup? The above stories are told by authors Hellermann and Halperin – both long-respected newsmen and journalists – who to date, have refused to name their sources. No matter, this dishy account of the 2008 presidential campaign landed on the New York Times best seller list at No. 1 the day it was published. Amidst the gossip reported in this hard-to-put-down book are some fascinating facts. The authors note, for instance, that had Hilary Clinton decided to run for president in 2004, John Kerry might not have had the opportunity to choose as the convention’s keynote speaker that year a young, and then largely unknown, Illinois senator by the name of Barack Obama.


By Meryle Secrest, Knopf, 461 Pages, $30.00 Here are two questions: First, who was the creative genius behind such Broadway hits as Gypsy, West Side Story, Follies, Company and Sweeney Todd? Second, who wrote such show music standards as Send in the Clowns, Maria, Comedy Tonight and I’m Still Here? If you answered “Stephen Sondheim” to both, you’re right. In this marvelous biography of Sondheim – penned by a British writer, no less – we are provided a rare glimpse of how the unparalleled artistry of this man resulted in an unrivaled output of Broadway musical theatre. Along the way, we get a glimpse of his early childhood, his beginnings in theatre and the chance meetings that helped propel him to the pinnacle of worldwide theatrical success. In this first full-scale life of the man who, for de-

cades, has been the most important composer-lyricist at work in musical theatre today, author Meryle Secrest draws on conversations with Sondheim as well as scores of interviews with his family, friends, collaborators and lovers. She describes Sondheim’s early childhood on New York’s prosperous Upper West Side and how he was taught to play the piano by his father, a successful dress manufacturer. She writes about how, at the breakup of his parents’ marriage when he was only ten, he found a refuge in the home of Oscar and Dorothy Hammerstein, and about his later chance meeting with playwright Arthur Laurents, a fortuitous meeting which brought him to Hollywood and an early foothold in the movie business. In the book we are treated to scenes of Sondheim at work with such greats as Ethel Merman, Leonard Bernstein, Bernadette Peters, Zero Mostel and Lee Remick, with whom it was said he was secretly in love. All this and more in this biographical treasure that is sure to become the standard work on Sondheim’s life and art.


By Edward Rutherford, Doubleday, 862 Pages, $30.00 How did New York become the envy of the world in just four short centuries? The Big Apple, sometimes loved and sometimes hated, until those who envied it most sought – vainly – to destroy it? Edward Rutherford, bestselling master of historical fiction, turns his attention to America’s greatest city in this retelling of the story of New York. From its beginnings as a tiny Indian village on

the forested island of Manna Hata to its emergence as the financial, cultural and trading center of the world, Rutherford celebrates the sweeping drama of the city’s history in a way no author has previously. He tells this irresistible story through the interwoven tales of families rich and poor, black and white, native-born and immigrant – a cast of fictional and real character, whose fates rise and fall with the city’s fortunes. From this intimate perspective we see the Revolutionary War, the rise of the city’s importance, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s, and finally the attacks on the World Trade Center. Often compared to historical storyteller James Michener, Rutherford – whose previous best-sellers include such successes as London and Sarum – once again provides the reader with a stirring mix of battle, romance, family struggles and personal triumphs at the heart of our nation’s history, with Manhattan serving as the vibrant backdrop to the gripping series of events. New York is a novel to cherish by both lovers of historical fiction as well as lovers of the “greatest city on earth.” DEBT IS SLAVERY By Michael Mihalik, October Mist, 123 Pages, $14.95, Paperback During college and his early years as an aerospace engineer, Michael Mihalik amassed a large amount of debt using credit cards and other loans to live a lifestyle he couldn’t afford.

He despaired of ever being able to pay off his debt. He tried budgeting but that didn’t work. He seriously wanted to gain control of his money and his life. Wracked by worry and anxiety, he began to fall deeper and deeper into depression and hopelessness. Then – and to find out how it happened you’ll have to read the book – he discovered that before he could change the way he handled his finances, he had to change the way he thought about money. Now, freed from paralyzing debt and living a life of financial prosperity and control, Mihalik has decided to share the secrets to his personal triumph with others. Subtitled ...and 9 Other Things I Wish My Dad Had Taught Me About Money, this slim volume – it can easily be read in one short evening – the book has won rave reviews for its simplicity, common sense, accessibility and easy-to-read and comprehend “how to take action” rules. Chapters are short, the writing is breezy, there are pages and pages of financial planning charts and graphs which present information clearly and succinctly. Mihalik uses catchy phrases to drive home points, the primary one being Debt is Slavery. Others include Possessions Are a Prison, If You Don’t Control Your Money, Your Money Will Control You and You Will Never Be Younger Than You Are at This Moment. One financial web site says, “The book is lean and mean, it doesn’t mince words, direct and clear advice.” Sound like what you get from your financial planner? If not, think about picking up a copy of this book.


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APRIL 2010

CVE Duplicate Bridge Club Winners for February






By BERNICE RUGA Saturday 2/6/10 A. Reef/S. Lebner – V. Del Favero/B. Levitt R. Davis/G. Shulhoff – A. Shtull/B. Shtull 2/13/10 B. Cohen/N. Coen – D. Kirsh/E. Kirsh M. Brock/S. Yaffe – A. Satov/C. Vilinsky

Tuesday 2/2/10 S. Babich/R. Colman – H. Kurtz/M. Polister S. Rothstein/E. Cohen – A. Reef/I. Brodkin

2/20/10 V. Del Favero/R. Silverman – L. Rappaport/L. Pearson L. Schneider/R. Schneider – J. Rosen/M. Rosen

2/9/10 E. Sohmer/E. Luongo – C. Vilinsky/R. Silverman A. Beauvais/P. Leduc – P. Schacter/E. Brodkin

2/27/10 V. Del Favero/E. Luongo – E. Brodkin/S. Lebner M. Libstug/R. Schucker – L. Rappaport/L. Peason

2/16/10 E. Rabinovitch/C. Wise – P. Schacter/E. Brodkin N. Botner/B. Starr – S. Gorelick/J. Grodsky

Monday 2/1/10 J. Brandspigel/S. Victor – H. Liberman/B. Luber B. Shtull/B. Levitt – A. Green/I. Lesser

2/23/10 P. Tepper/E. Masel – O. Reef/L. Goldberg B. Wolf/M. Dimichael – D. Kirsh/E. Kirsh

2/8/10 B. Luber/P. Tepper – B. Ruga/I. Ruga B. King/H. Krane – M. Greenberg/F. Greenberg 2/15/10 A. Reef/S. Lebner – A. Greene/I. Lesser B. Victor/N. Brotman – E. Friedman/L. Friedman

While there is no right or wrong auctions, the final contract reached will show you how well you and your partner are bidding. Have fun with this suggested auction and analysis. Auction North (2) South (2) W N E S ♠T ♠54 1♥ P 3♥* ♥AK953 ♥QJT8 P 4♣ P 5♣ ♦AK2 ♦T8 P 6♥ All pass ♣QJ92 ♣AK743 * limit raise 2. North had many choices after South’s limit raise. His objective was to find out if South had a club honor, and then to bid Blackwood. He might have cue-bid 3♠ with his 2 nd round spade control in hopes that South could cue-bid clubs. He decided that 3♠ might deceive South who might think spade values are good. Also, South might not cue-bid the king of clubs. North decided to be straightforward and said 4♣. The rest was easy as you can see.

2/22/10 E. Sohmer/T. Bien – L. Rappaport/ L. Pearson H. Wiseman/J. Wiseman – E. Friedman/L. Friedman

The Puzzler By: CHARLES K. PARNESS The Case of the Vanishing Dollar. A group of three contractors were to speak at a seminar at the CVE Clubhouse, on installing hard-wired smoke alarms in the garden apartments. They arrived the night before and stayed at a very inexpensive hotel. Being very frugal (cheap) the three contractors stayed in

Thursday Night 2/4/10 R. Davis/R. Devorin – L. Brodkin/E. Finn 2/11/10 D. Kirsh/E. Kirsh – V. Lidstone/R. Lidstone 2/18/10 C. Edelbaum/S. Lebner – E. Brodkin/I. Brodkin 2/25/10 E. Masel/M. Brock – B. Luber/H. Luber

the same room. The room clerk told them the cost of the room was $30 for the night. Each man handed the clerk a $10 bill. They had settled in their room when the room clerk phoned them and apologized. It seems the actual cost of the room was only $25. A few minutes later, a bell hop arrived with five one dollar bills. Each

contractor took one dollar each, and gave the bell hop a $2 tip. If each man wound up paying $9 each for a total of $27 for the three of them and they gave $2 to the bell hop bringing the total to $29, who got the thirtieth dollar? Anyone know? That’s the problem! Answer on Page 35B

Our World of Glass By HARRY LINER Newton Standing in front of my class, poised and deep in thought, my 9th grade science teacher exclaimed, “Sir Isaac Newton is a name to remember.” The white chalk in his right hand seemed to spring into action as he wrote the words “universal gravitation; the three laws of motion.” This he explained dominated the physical universe for three centuries. At that age I had little interest in Sir Isaac Newton, thought to be one of the greatest minds of all time. Sir Isaac Newton, mathematician and physicist was born in Woolsthorpe, near Grantham, England. Born prematurely on Christmas day, baby Isaac was not expected to live, but he outlived his peers and died at age 85. In his younger years he was a problematic child, and abandoned by his mother, he was raised by his maternal grandmother on a nearby family farm. The lonely introverted Isaac entertained himself with homemade toys, and dark revenge fantasies.

He constructed a tiny mousepowered mill, sundials, and fiery kites that terrified the neighbors. When he was about ten, Isaac threatened to burn his mother’s and stepfather’s house down over them. Young Isaac Newton was soon sent to a private boarding school in Grantham, where he excelled academically but remained aloof and friendless. At age nineteen, he went to Cambridge University. Newton’s obsessive nature, weird experiments, and working odd hours, made him a poor companion. Strolling in a Fair one day, he bought a book on Astrology. However, on reading, he couldn’t understand a heavenly conjunction without more math, which eventually led him to read Euclid’s Elements. Then he moved on to Kepler, Galileo, and Descartes, who, like him, was also fascinated by light. He read all he could find on the subject of light. Newton once observed that for him truth was “the offspring of silence and unbro-

ken meditation,” as it was for Descartes. Newton relied on experiments to provide appropriate data for his solitary ruminations. Puzzling over odd visual phenomena, Newton carefully inserted the blade of a small knife into the corner of his eye, and there appeared several white, dark and colored circles. In another experiment, he gazed through a feather at the setting sun, and found that it made glorious colors. He investigated the refraction of light by a glass prism. Newton discovered measurable mathematical patterns in the phenomenon of color. He found white light to be a mixture of infinitely varied colored rays, each ray definable by the angle through which it is refracted on entering or leaving a given transparent medium. All this conjecture provoked hostile criticism, mainly because colors were thought to be modified forms of homogenous white light. Scientists on the continent were against him for a

generation. The publication of Opticks was delayed by Newton until the critic was dead. The book was still imperfect. The colors of diffraction defeated Newton. Who would have thought that an apple falling from a tree would cause so much excitement. Why did the apple fall straight down, or why did it not go up and away, or why did it not drop to the side? To a youngster of nineteen looking out of his window from a farm house in Woolsthorpeh Manor, England, Isaac Newton pondered this scene, with continued experimentation. With his knowledge of math and mechanics he realized that the same force governed the motion of the moon and the apple. He calculated the force needed to hold the moon in orbit, as compared with the force pulling an object to the ground. Newton’s “Law of Gravitation” was readily accepted in Britain, and universally after half a century. Since then it has been ranked among humanity’s greatest achievements in abstract thought. It

was perfected and extended by others, without changing its basis, and it survived into the late 19th century before it began to show signs of failing. The famous story of the apple falling from a tree that gave Newton his idea of “Gravitation” is well known. But for more than 300 years Newton has been regarded as the founding example of modern physical science, his achievements in experimental investigation being as innovative as those in mathematics research. With equal, if not greater energy he also plunged into chemistry, the early history of Western civilization, and theology. He was considered to be one of the foremost scientific intellects of all times. Now, seventy-five years later, I am deep in thought, sitting under an apple tree watching apples fall to the ground and thinking some similar thoughts as Isaac Newton. Why don’t the apples fall upward? Sir Isaac Newton’s theory “Universal Gravitation” explained it all.




APRIL 2010

A Snowbird Reviews By JANICE ZAMSKY MAURICE HINES – FEBRUARY 13, 2010 Opening comedian Adrian appeared just adequate. She had some rerun material. Her repartee included remarks about skin creams, face lifts, baldness, and plumbers. She may have been a last minute substitution. The main act Maurice Hines was also a substitution but a satisfying one. Backed by a five piece band which was a little too loud for the vocals, Hines delighted the audience with song and dance. He performed soft shoe and tap dance numbers; his singing was pleasant. I would have preferred more dancing and singing and less repartee. This talented and personable performer offered such all time favorites as Sophisticated Ladies, I’ve Never Been in Love Before, I’m Getting Married in the Morning, Come Fly With Me, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You’re Just too Much For Me, They Call Me Lady Luck, Believe In Me. He was talented, personable and eager to please. How could he miss? The only grumblings I heard later were that some people said that this was the first time a ticket refund was not offered as an option when a show was changed TOVAH FELDSHUH – FEBRUARY 14, 2010 The opener, comic magician John Ekin, was the best of his trade that I’ve seen in CVE’s theater. He talked as fast as his hands moved! Usually, the so-called magicians offer many of the same tricks, but Ekin’s performance featured some really amazing feats: the glasses and bottles maneuver and his swallowing and retrieval of sewing needles. His repartee was as interesting as his tricks. What a personality! I could envision Ekin as a main act. The real Valentine Night’s gift was yet to come: Tovah Feldshuh. She left no doubt why she is the recipient of numerous well-earned theatrical awards! She sings, she dances, and she has interesting narratives. Tovah can be a New York rapper, a vibrant Sophie Tucker, or a singer in several tongues.

She was a Sephardic woman singing in Hebrew with her tambourine swinging and then she was a Russian lady intoning a lullaby in Hebrew and Yiddish. Tovah told her audience how George Gershwin composed one of his hit tunes: she chanted the Torah blessing in Hebrew (very melodiously!), demonstrated the rhythm inspired Gershwin to compose It Ain’t Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess. She related that it was at Gershwin’s Bar Mitzvah, that the idea for this song first emerged. Ms. Feldshuh had some favorites for her audience: Irving Berlin’s I’m In Heaven, Before the Parade Passes By, Lady Be Good, I’ve Got Rhythm. The highlight of her program was the finale: a portrayal of an elderly grandmother. I heard a few complaints after the show: Feldshuh’s repartee and jokes were not quite up to the par of her singing and dramatic sketches. I reluctantly, must concur. Still, it was a performance worthy enough to make her ninety-nine year old mother, who was in the audience Kvell (be proud of)! WHAT A WORLD BY A NICE JEWISH GIRL – FEBRUARY 21, 2010 Opening act singer Elisa James was almost better than the main act! She didn’t just sing; she communicated with her audience. Her repartee about her songs was great. Her numbers included Swinging Down Memory Lane, Get Your Kicks On Route Sixty-Six (1946); 1950’s hits like Papa Loves Mumba, C’est Si Bon, That’s Amore,and 1928 number composer Kurt Weill wrote for his Three Penny Opera was sung in German by Ms. James. The Andrews Sisters hit Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy was pleasantly nostalgic. The singer introduced her pianist –husband Peter who also sang a couple of vocal tunes in fine form. A great personable and talented team! Wendy Liebman has appeared on our stage in previous years. I personally enjoyed her performance, but there were some complaints about not hearing all the dialogue. Ms. Liebman speaks quite rapidly and one has to be alert to catch the humor of

her swift one liners. Her subjects were amusing: teachers, health clubs, her kindergarten reunion, casual Friday, twenty-four hour stores. FEVER, THE MUSIC OF PEGGY LEE-FEBRUARY 24, 2010 Backed by an eight piece band, Buddy Greco and his talented wife, singer Lezlie Anders, presented their tribute to singer and songwriter Peggy Lee. Greco is multi-talented; he sings, plays piano, conducts and arranges. They started off with It’s a Good Day, followed by 1948’s biggest hit Manana. Ms. Anders delivered every song with emotion, some sentimental favorites were: Baby, You Were So Right, Where Can I Go Without You (1953),and

Golden Earrings, (a haunting Gypsy melody.) When Ms. Anders sang, the band played softer, not overshadowing the vocalist. Anders told some interesting stories of Peggy Lee’s life and career. She told the audience that her show will open in the West End of London this summer with a larger band. Greco sang and played to The Lady Is A Tramp (a Walt Disney hit), one of numerous movie themes composed by Peggy Lee. He was as personable as his wife. Relating that he recorded fifty-seven albums, Greco quipped “It’s called ALIMONY!” Other Peggy Lee romantic tunes included Why This Feeling, Mr. Wonderful, That’s You, When You’re Near Me, Hey, Big Spender, Woman. Greco’s vocal solos were, I

Love Being Here With You, It Might Be You,(from Dustin Hoffman’s hit movie Tootsie), When You’re Near Me. Of course, Lezlie sang the show’s theme, Fever. Peggy Lee was a friend and neighbor of Frank Sinatra and composed several of Sinatra’s hits: The Folks Who Live On The Hill, and I’ll Be Seeing You In All Familiar Places, which were impressively performed by Ms. Anders. Peggy Lee’s biggest hit, Is That All There Is, was one of Anders’ closing solos. She reminded her adoring audience that the old music is the best! This was a feel-good show of outstanding nostalgic music performed by incredibly gifted artists: Anders, Greco and their great band. Best of all, we didn’t have to go to London to see this production.

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Cherish The Memories I

The Peaked Ceiling (A Paperhanger’s Dilemma)

Last Call

Wicked rise, going steep Out of reach of scissor or sweep Mad architectural plan To frustrate paper-man A snap for Michael Jordan And easy for Jabbar But when you’re only five foot six Your arms don’t stretch that far Still there is no height that I can’t Conquer or area too small I’ll go where any man can climb Or any mouse can crawl I’m from the breed of man that Always finds the means Aha! Two telephone books Nassau and Queens I stacked them atop my trusty Ladder and carefully ascended Never heeding all the while What common sense intended At last I reached that lofty point That high elusive angle I hang the strip and butt the joint With Guild men you don’t tangle There is no out-of-reach design On drafting table born So complex I cannot breach Onward to Matterhorn!

I would tell my toes that went to market and cried all the way home, the miles my feet traveled encircled or alone, the knees that bent and bowed weight-bearing legs for standing proud, years of meals digested well and blood rivering through each cell, heart pumping beyond the call whether broken or in thrall, throat open for a song or word hard swallows never heard, a world of eyefuls bearing witness to hard blows or soft caress, arms to hold onto another hands to feel the world or build a shelter; I would say We’ve come a long way It’s a quarter to three There’s no one in the place Except me. - RONA SHEFLER

Mourning with You Estelle, my beloved friend, I embrace you tightly and hold your hand at the most trying time in your life, forced prematurely to part from your very special son, Jay.


Writing Writing is a lonely profession, It’s only done by one. You read it over, Often rewrite or tear it up. Sometimes it’s not even fun.

But when you write And you get it right, You get much satisfaction And clout. That’s what a writer feels, That’s what it’s all about……………


My Little Salamander I saw a little salamander crawl into my bed. It ended up on the white pillow next to my head. It looked so lonely, almost as lonely as I. I allowed it to lie there all night through. When I awoke, it still was there. It is far better to have a little salamander

Reverie at the shore

Cherish the memories which brought you joy;                    The birth of a baby girl or boy;                     Rubbing elbows with the hoi-polloi--                    The happy times; the carefree days. Cherish the warmth of a lover’s embrace;                     Melting snowflakes on a crimson face;                    The first time you won a marathon race;                    The award which came with endless praise. Cherish the time you learned how to drive.                    Your Mom was afraid you’d never survive.                    You fooled her because you stayed alive;                    Speeding rashly down the highways. Cherish the comraderie of friends;                    Holidays, vacations and long weekends;                   Your fascination with the latest trends,                   When you indulged in every modern craze. Cherish every memorable sensation;                    The wonders that fed your appreciation;                    Such times as your high-school graduation,                   When you entered life’s adult phase. Cherish the birthdays you’ve celebrated;                   The day your marriage was consecrated;                   Each time you’ve been congratulated                  And showered with bouquets.             Cherish all the time spent here;                  Each experience you still hold dear;                  The loves, the lives that you revere.                 Cherish the memories of all your days. - NORMA LOCKER

In my bed,

Than to have nobody there at all.

With a tremendous roar, the deep blue sea Belches forth its waves upon the shore. Bordered with white foam, it releases its treasures upon the beach. “Look, mommy” a little boy says. “I see a pretty shell.” As he bends to pick it up, a wash of sudsy water ripples away the shells And so quickly recedes back into the vast expanse of ocean. A flock of white gulls descend down As if following unspoken orders to attack As though they are of one mind and body, they swoop down into the watery Expanse below for their sustenance; their survival. What secret whisperings do they hear, directing them to hold ranks and fly as one? White visions against an azure sky – then gone in the blink of an eye. The soft border of ecru sand, the deep blue-green-purple of the sea, The soft heavenly blue of the sky dotted with white-gray clouds. Breathtaking splendor created for man to marvel at with awe. Smell it, hear it, see it – we are so blessed. - BERNICE BLUM


Throughout our lives, year after year we learn to live with our losses, but to loose a child is unnatural, out of the ordinary, the pain tearing apart the soul and body.

Your son, Dr. Jay Friedland, the unique doctor and man became the brightest galaxy of stars in the firmament above us, guiding his students and patients, showing them human understanding, love.

In our materialistic society, some doctors regard patients as numbers, spending less time on each of them amounts to greater profits.

Oh Estelle, my extraordinary friend, Jay inherited your and his father’s humanity and love of Man, achieving in the short time allotted to him on earth, noble achievements in curing prostate cancer. He will never be forgotten.

But true healers, great doctors are also great human beings, they call every patient by their name and devote enough time to each of them. Such a doctor was your son JAY. - SHULA ROBIN




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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.

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 34B



1) ENDLIRCH ( _) _ _ ( _) _ _ _ 2) SHAREWOUE ( _) _ _ _ ( _) _ _ _ ( _) 3) ERWOLF ( _) ( _) _ _ _ 4) IONLANDED ( _) ( _) _ _ _ ( _) _ ( _) _ 5) GRITE ( _) ( _) _ ( _) ( _) A POSSIBLE SEQUEL BY WRITER JACK LONDON? “ //( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) // ( _) ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) //” Unscramble each word, then use the letters in the brackets to solve the jumble. Solution on page 34B



abcd bfbg aiba jabk bln obkadk -imnd aidp qkrp pg bsimlo jmoia! ldmaidk cmlo lrk tkmlsd jibuu adpta pd qkrp pg urldug krrp aimj lmoia. fmuumbp dnprlnjarxld bgarxl Hint: The letter x appearing above stands for the letter U SOLUTION ON PAGE 34B

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Calling All Readers By GLORIA SHOMER The library is less busy, we’re beginning to see more of the current best sellers available at the reserve desk. Our boutique still has even more beautiful things on the shelves and we’re finally getting some warmer weather. We have many snowbird volunteers who have been instrumental in keeping the library going during their winter getaway. While too numerous to mention, we will miss them very much, as those who remain will have to work hard to fill their shoes. We wish them a safe journey home and eagerly await their safe return. Last week I got to talk with some of our French speaking ladies who preside over the shelves along the back walls. They provide us with books, current magazines, and even with bi-lingual librarians. They have a separate card file and help people select enjoyable literature. They keep their shelves organized and even repair slightly damaged volumes, (Thank you Noelle). This season the French part of the library will only be open

on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Rene Furman and Michele Grossman have graciously volunteered to keep the French Library going on the two days they will be here. On a Thursday afternoon in March, I was working a little later than usual. I asked Margo, who is in charge of the French section of our library, to show me how she manages the checking in and out of books, and she showed me her card files and records. I work Thursday afternoons and would be happy to assist any of our French speaking neighbors in checking out a book. We are very lucky during the season to have people in the library every day of the winter months. This library deserves to be recognized as a treasured asset and a source of great pleasure for all of our residents, no matter what language they read. The latest book catalogs for spring seem to feature lighter fiction. Last year I was introduced to a series of books called the Number One Ladies Detective Agency, by Alex-

ander McCall Smith. I heard a lot of praise from people who found them beautifully written. One of the ladies who had returned her book to my desk, burst into tears as she described how it moved her so much. I looked at the title, The Tears of the Giraffe, read it in one day, and came back for the rest of the series. I love poetry and even though nothing in these books were written in rhyme, the author’s writing was so lovely and his descriptions of a land I’d never seen , became as vivid to me as if I’d gone there myself. The name of the new book is The Double Comfort Safari Club. It’s about traveling to Botswana where they are impressed by the natural beauty of the Okavango Delta. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Macutsi visit a safari lodge where they encounter discontented locals who struggle with untimely wedding issues. When Mary Higgins Clarke comes out with a new novel, we start to see huge sign up lists. Her new one is called the Shadow of Your Smile. She

introduces us to Olivia Morrow, a woman in failing health who must decide if she should reveal a long held secret. She has letters from her deceased cousin, Catherine, a nun being considered for beautification. The letters are evidence that at age seventeen Catherine gave birth to a son who she gave up for adoption. The baby’s father was Alex Gannon, who made a fortune inventing orthopedic devices. The rightful heir is Catherine’s granddaughter, a thirty one year old pediatrician, Dr. Monica Farrell. Those now squandering the money must prevent Monica from learning the secret and will stop at nothing, even murder. Our lottery is drawn from our Friends of the Library Card File. It is one of the perks of becoming a friend of the library. For the price of two dollars annually, you can reserve any of the best sellers which are kept at the reserve desk. You can also select a free book from our sales shelves. Last but not least is that you will be automatically entered into our monthly lottery, where the

lucky winner will receive (surprise!!!) yet another free book. This month’s lucky lottery winner is Lillian White. Please come in and select your free prize. As I’m winding down this column, I’m getting very hungry. I’m going out to eat at a buffet with some friends. You know the library is very much like a buffet. Sometimes you crave literature that’s powerful and timely, that’s probably basic meat and potatoes and when you’re ready for something different, perhaps a little spicy, (are you listening Linda Howard and Sandra Brown) we have that too. Something light and fluffy for dessert is usually served up and Danielle Steel is just the right lady to whip it up for you. Like any good provider you can enjoy your stay when you’re here, and even take home what you cannot absorb. I’m going to stop now in order to feed my body. I’m going to read my latest book when I get home, and feed my soul.




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Jumble Solution: 1) children 2) warehouse 3) flower 4) dandelion 5) tiger Answer: “RECALL OF THE WILD”

2010 Area Chair and Vice Chair

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First Jazz Mardi Gras Concert in Our Century Village Text and Photos by MIMI LOURENSO The most wonderful concert took place, free of charge and open to all, at Century Village GPA Room to a packed audience! It was a first for a Jazz concert, which took place the evening of March 8, 2010, on a

Monday night. Masks and colored necklace beads were given out to the audience. They were donated by Judy Schneider. The people in the audience were told that they could get up and dance during the

Audience, foreground, Marie Hertzler, Merv Blostein

concert if they wished, and they did! The instrumental performers were dressed up in costumes and the group call themselves The Village Vagabond Band. The lady who played a melodic instrument was the talented Hazela Wainberg. She was dressed in a very creative costume from head to toe. The leader of The Village Vagabond Band was Bob King, saxophonist and clarinet player. He MC’D and sang as well and he spearheaded this program. There was a wonderful trumpet player named Ted Schneider, who also played various percussion instruments. The very excellent drummer was Jeff Brown, the guitarist and banjo player was Bert Gallo, who added a lot of flavor. There were four jazz pianists, (not one but

four!) their names are Sid Rosenziweig, Bob Bourgue, Nancy Bustard & Hazela Weainberg. The Marshall of the New Orleans march was Marie Hertzler, MC of the Zanzibar sing-a-long group that meets every Monday

night. The entire performance was lively and great fun. The audience was singing and dancing on their way out in a wonderful mood, wishing that the show could go on……

L-R Ted Schneider, Hazela Wainberg, Bob King, Bert Gallo


CVE LIBRARY NEEDS YOU The CVE Library needs volunteers who are here year round. If you can give three hours, morning or afternoon, once a week, you will fill a great need. Call Ruth Nesselroth at 954-428-4294. Keep cool this summer - work in the library. Movie Review April By SANDRA PARNESS DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS-We’re not in Manhattan anymore. In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness- protection program. Starring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker. PG-13, 103 minutes. Playing Monday, April 5, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m. THE INFORMANT-Based on a tattle-tale. The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre. Starring Matt Damon, Lucas McHugh Carroll, Scott Bakula. R, 108 minutes, Rated R for Adult Situations. Playing Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2010, 8 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2010, 8 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2010, 8 p.m.

2012-We were warned. An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover. PG-13, 158 minutes. Playing Monday, April 12, 2010, 2 & 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 2 & 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2010, 7 p.m. MOONLIGHT SERENADE-A piano player discovers that the lovely girl at the coat-check of a jazz club has the voice of an angel, and persuades her to form a musical act with him. Starring Amy Adams. PG-13, 91 minutes. Playing Friday, April 16, 2010, 8 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 2 p.m. THE INVENTION OF LYING-In a world where everyone can only tell the truth

this guy can lie. A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain. Starring Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey. PG-13, 99 minutes. Playing Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 8 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010, 8 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2010, 8 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2010, 2 p.m. SHERLOCK HOLMESNothing escapes him! Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. Starring Robert Downey Jr. Jude Law. PG-13, 128 minutes. Playing Monday, April 26, 2010, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2010, 8 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2010, 8 p.m.

Puzzler Solution: The answer is nobody. As I wrote above “If each man wound up paying $9 each for a total of $27 for the three of them and they gave $2 to the bell hop bringing the total to $29, who got the thirtieth dollar?” It is a trick question. The $9 paid by each man was for the room AND the tip. Each man wound up paying $9 each for a total of $27. Of the $27, $25 was the cost of the room and $2 went to the bellhop. Another way to look at it was that of the $30 originally paid in, $25 was for the room, $2 for the bell hop tip, and the remaining $3 was distributed back to the three contractors. Hence no dollar was lost or mislaid or vanished. The tricky part was in the presentation of the problem. Did you get it?




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“Nostalgia” Variety Show Written & Photographed by DONNA CAPOBIANCO

On February 28th, L’Alliance Francophone of CVE paraded their talent in a variety show “par excellence”. Under the direction of Lucille Trepanier, some 28 acts with over 50 cast and crewmembers played

to a very appreciative sold out crowd at Le Club. So as not to disappoint, a second performance was held in the afternoon. Acts ranged from Foster Books comedy skits and choreographed line dances to

very sophisticated opera. Michel Fortin MC’d the two and a half hour event, introducing a cadre of performers that included dancers, singers, piano solos, “not so female” gorgeous fashion models and L’Alliance’s own chorus.

Even their President, Pierrette Pelletier, lent her beautiful voice to the event. Each year this CVE club stages either a spectacular show or a multiple act play. Rehearsals go on for weeks and all who participate

are diligent and dedicated to making their performances the best they can be. L’Alliance Francophone CVE is a treasure trove of talent and good humor and its members enjoy it to the fullest.

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Where have all the People gone? Text and Photos by SID BIRNS After all the shows I have attended, I usually sit and wait for everyone to leave because there’s no sense in rushing, because traffic is blocked and slow-moving people stand around and talk.

I finally realized some people seem to rush out, and I always wondered where they go. Now I know, they don’t go anywhere. They just congregate outside the theater in the main lobby of the Clubhouse. There

The show is over and everyone is moving to the exits and I keep saying to myself, where are they all rushing to?

they gather with friends and neighbors and talk. Often the talk is about the show, then it moves to doctors, restaurants and to movies and other shows they have seen recently. This is my way of catching up on the latest goingson in the village, and of finding out about a new doctor or even a restaurant I haven’t yet eaten at. I just stand in the middle of the lobby and slowly move around just picking up those tid-bits of interesting news. So who needs to watch the 6 o’clock news? I can just sit in the lobby and listen to people, you just never know what you’ll learn next. Have a nice day.

When I finally decide it’s OK to head toward the exit, there’s no one left in the theater and the ushers are checking the seats to see if anyone has left anything. Once out into the lobby, now I know where everyone goes. They aren’t rushing out to their cars, they are gathering in little groups to chat with each other and catch up on the latest condo news.

Belly Dance Fever Text and Photos by JULES KESSELMAN To a SRO audience on Sunday March 14th, Instructor Sandy Young once again presented her class of Jelly Belly Dancers in the Club-

house Party Room. Sandy goes under the stage name Selena. Complimenting the Jelly Belly Dancers were over 20 professional Belly Danc-

ers. They performed to the terrific drumming of Ken Ives. The Jelly Belly Dancers are: Dance Captains: Liilsa St. Denis, Nina Geyer and

Selena (Sandy Young) Artistic Director and Instructor

Carol Cohen. The Troupe: Sintha Govender, Carol Rabinovitch, Rose Shtibel, Jian She Garofalo, Nelly Gonzales, Maureen Doherty, Ma-

rina Weiss, Tatyana Lipkova, Maria Sobie, Harriet Posner, Carmen Morice, Sheila Weinberg, Suzanne Desforges and Rosa-Marie Sheraton.

Jelly Belly Dancers




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CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild By MARION G. COHEN It is hard to believe that it is April already. Where did the months go? Snowbirds are packing their cars for the northward trek. Many left in March this year. Theaters are advertising their offerings for the 2010-2011 season and the members of the Board of the Guild are making great plans for our forthcoming year. In retrospect we can claim a very successful year for the Guild. This year’s offering of cultural events was as diversified as those of previous years, and we will continue to follow this pattern. We attended a show at the Florida Stage and had dinner at a gourmet restaurant in Manalapan; we attended the opera, Lucia DiLamermoor at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts; we viewed a Fashion Show presented by Sondro Boutique located in the Cove Shopping Center and were entertained with song and dance by professional acts. As in previous years we took a Trip With a Difference to Miami where we had a sightseeing adventure on land and sea with a Duck Tour, attended a performance by Itzhak Perlman, a renowned violinist, at the Adrienne Arsht Theater

in Miami, and visited the new Frost Art Museum on the campus of F.I.U. On March 14, 2010 we wound up our fund-raising activities for the year with a performance of the Miami Ballet at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. President Bea Guccione made a presentation of a check in the amount of $10,000 to the CVE Symphony Orchestra at the final concert on March 23, 2010. We have ended this year on a high note. Our goal to support the Symphony Orchestra was reached, and we were able to exceed any previous year’s contribution. We want to thank all of our Guild Members for this achievement. When you paid your annual dues, attended our cultural offerings and joined our Trip With a Difference, you contributed to our success! The planning committee is concentrating on cultural offerings of ballets, operas and theater for the next season. Our mailing of scheduled events will go out to members in October 2010. To reserve a place in any of these events we advise you to make an early commitment. They do

sell out rapidly. Dues are $10 for single membership and $15 for family membership. Send your dues to Kitty Cole, 7 Oakridge B. On March 23, 2010 the CVE

Symphony Orchestra presented its final concert of the season featuring Macedonian pianist Natasa Stojanovaka. This acclaimed musician won the Brevard Festival Concerto

and Piano Competition in 2009 and appeared as soloist in the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto. She has received countless awards for her superb talents in Europe and in the States.

New Bus Procedure for the West Route (to Deerfield Mall, etc.)

Guaranteed Seats 1. At the Clubhouse, tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis up to the seating capacity of the bus. 2.

When the bus arrives at the Clubhouse, residents with tickets will board. The tickets will be collected as you enter the bus. Note: This does not apply to the internal CVE bus system, only the external West Route.

• Mini Buses replace blue trolleys • Inside routes remain same • Express coaches run SHOW NIGHTS only � � from November through March

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Gerry Alter

Pat O’Neil

Julietta Ambroise French & Creole

Rosie Brock

Leon Geyer Russian

Kathryn Phillips Jennifer Sanford Glenna Tscherner

Jennie Hastings Spanish

Marlene Weiss Yiddish

Nagy Yassa French

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Reporter April 2010 Volume 33 Number 7  

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