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of CooCVe august Meets Board of ThIrD TUesDay Directors Meeting of the Month of at CooCVe 9:30 a.m. CaNCeLLeD in the Party room Official Monthly News/Magazine of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida

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Come One – Come All To a District 3 Meeting Thursday, August 18, 2011 In This Issue 

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Condo News ■ Ask for the cost of the service prior to having the work done p. 4 ■ New Design Review Committee formed to help eliminate the problem of buildings painted garish colors p. 6 ■ CVE Catholic Mass team announces new location for weekly vigil mass p. 43 ■ New Comcast lineup features more stations. Distribution of equipment to begin in September p. 1 ■ Calendar for pick up of DCT boxes is set to begin September 19, 2011 at Clubhouse Party Room p. 13

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9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Main Clubhouse – Party Room Cookies and Juice

Features ■ Is it too hot in the summer? Len Witham is Just Askin’ if you would rather be somewhere else p. 42 ■ A sad goodbye to former Editor-in-Chief of CVE Reporter Nita Knoller p. 26 ■ Be “true” to your teeth and they won’t be “false” to you p. 36 ■ Tips on how to grow old without feeling old by Betty Schwartz p. 43 ■ Karaoke night at Café Zen, a fun night with good food p. 34

■ New stops for our buses looks “Kosher.” Transportation Committee makes a few changes p. 5

■ Jungle Queen Cruise – an evening fit for Royalty p. 34

■ Monthly payment to Cen-Deer covers the Recreation lease p. 20

fier! Solve this month’s “Think Inside the Box” p. 62

■ Win a pocket magni-

Master Management Commentary By AL SMITH, CVE Master Management Executive Director CVE Master Management, working with Recreation and Comcast, has developed a deployment plan and schedule for the new digital Comcast converter boxes. Under the amendment to our agreement with Comcast the Village will be converted to digital high definition service, each resident of Century Village East will receive up to two (2) DCTs (high-definition digital set-top converter boxes) and two (2) DTAs (digital adapters) at no charge; enough to provide autonomous television service in up to four (4) rooms of each residence. If a resident currently has and is paying for a converter box, the charges will be dropped (sorry, no refunds). DCTs will receive 188 digital channels including fourteen (14) HBO channels, 66 high-definition channels, and four (4) on-demand channels. The DTAs will receive 91 digital channels which include a 56 channel Digital Starter Package featuring news, sports, business, comedy, travel and Jewish programming. A listing of all channels in addition to channels 98 and 99 can be seen on the channel line-up (p. 12.)

All equipment will be distributed to residents in advance of the December 1, 2011 agreement cutover date. There will be a clean-up distribution after December 1, 2011 for those out of town residents who will be returning after the cutover date. Residents returning after December will be able to obtain their boxes and have them installed by calling Comcast. To avoid installation fees,

please do not call Comcast for your equipment between now and December 1st. All of the deployment signup and distribution meetings will be in the Clubhouse Party Room per the schedules shown, beginning on September 19, 2011. Please adhere to the appointment date (p. 13) for the area you reside in and plan ahead for the date, arranging your schedule accordingly. Rigorously adhering to the deployment schedule (p. 13)will make the distribution of the equipment much easier for everybody. At the meeting residents may pick up their boxes and self install, take their boxes home and arrange an appointment for a Comcast Technician to install, or make an appointment to have the boxes delivered and installed.

Special Notice: COOCVE BOD Meeting

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From the President By STEVEN H. FINE, President/ COOCVE The good news is Master Management, working with Recreation and Comcast has developed a deployment plan for distribution of the new digital Comcast converter boxes. The plan is to convert the Villages’ cable service to digital with high definition. Comcast will be distributing two (2) DCT’s (high definition digital set top converter boxes) and two (2) DTA’s (digital adapters) at no charge. The distribution (deployment) is scheduled to begin Monday, September 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. The bad news is there is a conflict with the Schedule (The COOCVE BOD meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20). Comcast was advised of this schedule conflict. We asked them if they would be able to start deployment after the BOD meeting or would they prefer a different venue for a few hours. Since they have already prepared for the distribu-

tion, Comcast is unable to change their schedule. At this writing, we are at an impasse. However, we are working with Recreation and Master Management on an alternate location. I feel confident that suitable arrangements will be made. Also, Comcast is working to arrange for distribution to accommodate homebound residents. Even better news is home sales in South Florida rose again in the month of June in Broward and Palm Beach Counties for the sixth month in a row, in spite of the fact that the national housing market remains mired in a slump. Not counting new construction, Broward County had 1,274 homes change hands in June, up six percent from a year ago. In Palm Beach County, 1,184 homes sold, a nine percent increase from June 2010. Sales in the two counties have increased in every month this year, even

though the national sales figures remain lackluster. Our new Design Review Committee, which has been established to help the associations with their choice of colors for painting their buildings is working towards the goal of establishing a selection of color options that will enhance the Villages’ appearance. In an article recently ABC reported that 60 million Americans have to abide by various homeowners’ association rules which “decree everything from what color you paint your houses to how often your trash gets picked up and where you can park your car.” I guess we are not the

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only one. The District 3 meeting will be held at the Main Clubhouse Party Room from 9:30 a.m. to ll:30 a.m. Thursday, August 18 (see front page). Please try to attend. The Reporter is looking for volunteers to help the paper. Proof readers, editors, telephone work. Those are some of the areas we are looking to upgrade. If you are interested, call 954-4215566, ext. 114. Finally, the city of Deerfield Beach is accepting

applications for several city advisory boards, including Beautification Authority, Community Appearance Board, Cultural Committee, Memorial Committee, Planning and Zoning Board and unsafe Structural Board. An application must be completed to be considered for appointment. Board descriptions and requirements as well as advisory board application are available at www.deerfield-beach.com or through the office of the City Clerk, 954-480-4213. Good health to all.

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Monday, August 08 COOCVE Executive Committee

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Monday, September 12 COOCVE Executive Committee

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Tuesday, August 09 Recreation Committee

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Gen. Purpose Room A

Tuesday, September 13 Recreation Committee

9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Gen. Purpose Room A

Wednesday, August 10 Council of Area Chairs

9:30 AM Activity Center Room B

Wednesday, September 14 Council of Area Chairs

9:30 AM Activity Center Room B

Thursday, August 11 CVE Master Management Board of Directors

9:30 AM Activity Center Room A

Thursday, September 08 CVE Master Management Board of Directors

A CHANGE OF DATE

Tuesday, August 16 CANCELLED COOCVE Board of Directors

Tuesday, September 20 COOCVE Board of Directors

9:30 am Activity Center Room A 9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Party Room

CVE Reporter Deliveries – August 8 and 9. September 6 and 7

The CVE Reporter Is Now Delivered Directly To All CVE Buildings By Outside Publishers, Inc., On The Monday And Tuesday That Fall Before The Second Friday Of Each Month. Copy For All August 2011 Meeting Minutes, Is Due By Our Deadline, The Third Wednesday of This Month.

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

Editorial Staff Judy Olmstead Wendy Rosenzveig

Betty Schwartz

Activities Editor Sandy Parness Production Sid Goldstein Christie Voss Sid Birns

Photo Journalists Jules Kesselman Gloria Olmstead Fred Safran Advertising Consultants Susan Dove Estelle Sabsels

Office Staff Lori Benoit, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Carol Carr, Susan Dove, Claire Eskind, Rhoda Jarmark, Estelle Kaufman, Sandy Parness, Toni Ponto, Betty Schwartz, Estelle Sabsels, Staff Cartoonist Alan G. Rifkin Alvin Sherman 1913-2000

Prepress Technician Christie Voss

Columnists and Regular Contributors Shelly Baskin, Sid Birns, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Herb Charatz, Marion G. Cohen, Richard William Cooke, Harry L. Katz, Jules Kesselman, Dory Leviss, Harry Liner, 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, Wendy Rosenzveig, Bernice Ruga, Irving Ruga, Betty Schwartz, 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 Sy 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. a.k.a. 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.

Clarification Letter to the Editor: I would like to clarify a comment that I made last month at the Markham Area Meeting about editing the minutes for publication in the Reporter. I went back to the minutes of our board meeting and I recalled our general discussion of the long and convoluted discussions in meeting minutes. We also discussed how sometimes the same people say the same thing at every meeting - how some meetings went on for hours and the printed minutes would have been four or five pages in the Reporter. Someone has to make the final decision and that has to be the editor of the paper. I don’t say this because Steven is my friend and I wrote this letter after the last meeting, before I ever spoke to him about it. I would again suggest that if the author of a statement at a meeting believes that it is of importance to the entire Village, that they submit it

as an article for publication or a Letter to the Editor. JUDY OLMSTEAD Markham S Cost of Services Prior to Job To the Editor: The article written by Norman Bloom in the July issue of the Reporter was very interesting as well as a wakeup call for all of us. I recently needed a locksmith. In looking through the phone book, I found a full-page ad, along with a family picture, showing this company had been in business since 1992. They were licensed, bonded, insured and their work was guaranteed. What more could you ask for? I made an appointment for 4 p.m., and the work was completed by 4:30 p.m., including two trips to the truck to have keys made to fit the new locks at $125 per lock for two locks. Add another $60 plus a $50 charge

I hope that you are having a great summer so far. Over the past couple of months, my articles have focused largely on our city’s finances and the upcoming budget. Now, we are in full budget mode, with the proposed budget having been presented on August 1. Commissioner Popelsky’s article this month has more information on the budget and upcoming meetings. My topic this month is one that most of us would like to forget – hurricane season! As you know, hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Even though we are nearly halfway through the season, some of our most active seasons have occurred between August and October. I want to stress the importance of having a plan, so I am giving you a “to do” list. REGISTER On the Vulnerable Population database. Developed by Broward County and all its municipalities to notify first responders about high risk residents who are disabled, frail, or have health issues and have decided to stay at home during a storm. To register, visit www.broward. org/atrisk, or call the Broward County Call Center at 954831-4000.

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For CodeRed and eSubscriptions. The city has two emergency notification systems for residents—Code Red, a telephone-based emergency notification system and e-Subscriptions, which distributes updates via email. To register, visit www.Deerfield–Beach.com/codered or www.Deerfield-Beach.com/ esubscriptions.

For transportation to a shelter. Pre-register for paratransit transportation with the Broward County Human Services Department at 954357-6385 (TTY 954-357-5608). For a Special Needs shelter. These shelters offer basic medical assistance and monitoring for residents who have a condition that requires a greater level of care. They are staffed by qualified medical personnel and have back-up electricity. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to accompany residents. Pre-registration is encouraged for planning and response purposes, but not required. Call Broward County Human Services at 954-357-6385 (TTY 954-357-5608).

FAST FIVE Register for the services above. Create a contact plan for your family. Make one of the main contacts an out of state person who can keep everyone informed, even if there is no local phone service. Have enough food and water to survive for three days. Refill all of your prescriptions so you have an ample supply on hand. Purchase a waterproof container to hold important documents. Remember that preparation now means safety later! 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.

to install the locks, a $49.95 service fee and the tax of $24.59 for a grand total of $434.54. I learned my lesson the hard way. In the future, I will be sure to ask the price before the job begins. Also, once I get the bill, and before I sign, I will read the fine print. I am writing this in the hopes that someone else will not have to learn the hard way. JEANNETTE WILLIAMS Tilford M Wrong Tax At The Wrong Time To The Editor State Statute 195.207 states that, “No municipal charter may prohibit or limit the authority of the governing body to levy ad valorem or utility service taxes authorized under Statute 167.431.” The Rescind Unfair Taxes Committee is not questioning the ability of the commission to impose a util-

ity tax. We are taking our stance from the Deerfield charter that states, “The qualified voters of the city shall have the power to require reconsideration of any adopted ordinance.” We are not claiming that you did not have the right to pass Ordinance 2011/028 on June 7. We are hoping that the 5000 signatures we are submitting will help you to realize this is THE WRONG TAX AT THE WRONG TIME. With the nation on the brink of a double dip recession, this is not the time to burden the residents of the city with a new tax. The administration claims this will be a more equitable distribution of the city’s tax burden. Wasn’t that the rationale behind the implementation of the Fire Assessment Fee so that everyone would pay something? The city has published a yellow flyer to support its passage of the utility tax. What this paper amounts

to is a class war pitting the haves against the have nots. It is particularly harsh in its attack on the residents of District 3 which, of course, encompasses most of Century Village. If you had any doubts about signing the Rescind Unfair Taxes in the past, you should rush to wherever the petitions are available and sign up. How can your representative claim that this is a needed tax? Why? So the city can float a 25 million dollar revenue bond issue to improve the parks and roads? In these economic times, you don’t spend money you don’t have on things you don’t need. They need the utility tax to show it is the source for repayment of the revenue bond issue which they can pass without voter approval. This is the Wrong Tax at the Wrong Time. Help us to get the commission to reconsider. CHARLES PARNESS Ventnor O


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Village Minutes

Minutes of Master Management Board Meeting Minutes of Master Management Board Meeting, July 14, 2011 Acting President Anthony Falco called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. In attendance were: Reva Behr, Norm Bloom, Harry Chizeck, Dan Glickman, Anthony Falco, Bill Goddard, Jules Kesselman, Judy Olmstead, Alan Schachter, Mel Schmier; Via Telephone: Dick Ciocca, Gene Goldman, Fred Rosenzveig and Ira Somerset; Staff present: Al Smith, Executive Director; Donna Childrey, Office Manager; AJ Bock, Business Manager Mr. Falco provided Board members on the phone with a phone number to call in case they are disconnected. Open Mic Rhonda Pittone mentioned that there is a 6” hole between Newport J and F which needs to be looked at. Steven Fine thanked MM and security for their cooperation in helping to remove illegally parked vehicles in the Village. He also congratulated MM in their new business venture, Le Club. What will you do with any profits that are made? Mr. Smith replied that any profits will be used to offset the operating and maintenance costs of the facility. If there is money left after that, it will be put back into the capital improvement account. The shows will stop if there is money lost. Mr. Fine read some of the remarks from the June MM minutes that were printed in the Reporter regarding the editing

of committee minutes. Mr. Fine stated that the Masthead, which is printed in the Reporter, explains what the policy is. There is no intent on anyone’s part to edit any language -- only motions and actions are required to be reported in the paper. The full uncut minutes can be viewed on Channel 98. Mr. Fine stated that you should not make an accusation without knowing the facts. Minutes Dick Ciocca moved to waive the reading and accept the minutes from the meeting on June 16. Seconded by Alan Schachter. Motion passed unanimously. Reva Behr moved to waive the reading and accept the minutes from the Executive Session meeting on June 21. Seconded by Alan Schachter. Mr. Somerset asked that minutes reflect the following; after Mr. Smith spoke, Mr. Falco excused him from the meeting which was approximately 2 p.m. Mr. Somerset would also like the minutes to reflect that a copy of the motion was given to the Board member. The motion passed with the corrections noted. Financial Report – Norm Bloom/Donna Childrey Mr. Bloom stated that the budget process will begin in early August. The CVE Master Management Financial Report prepared by Donna Childrey was distributed to all Board members and discussed by Mr. Bloom in detail. For the month of June the Total Income was $976,941; Total

Expenses were $1,001,641; Net Loss was $24,700. YTD Total Income is $5,861,485. Total Expenses are $5,248,678; Net Income is $612,808. Cash on Hand is $3,019,808; Total Assets are $3,797,470; Total Liabilities are $1,300,899 and Total Equity is $2,496,570; Prepaid Dollars are $613,512. Overdue accounts receivable from unit owners is $627,568 representing 516 unit owners. Jules Kesselman moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report Seconded by Bill Goddard. The Board voted and the motion passed unanimously. President’s Report – Anthony Falco Currently working on three large projects; bus pads, painting at Le Club and irrigation project. Bids have been received on the bus pad and painting project. The attorneys are finalizing the irrigation contract which should be completed within the next two weeks. Once the final contract is complete, the Irrigation Committee will meet and then discuss it with the Board. A special meeting will be held to discuss and approve these three issues. Deployment meetings are being held with Comcast executives to discuss the deployment of the boxes. The target date will be around September 1 to distribute the boxes. Comcast will be sending out letters explaining the additions/ changes to all residents. Executive Director’s Report – Al Smith Mr. Smith stated that they have received 3 agreements for the painting of Le Club & pool deck on the patio areas as well as the bus pad project. Both of these projects are approximately $20,000. Mr. Smith discussed transferring surplus funds of $24,343.03 from the Perimeter Hedge Replacement Project and use a portion of the money for landscape replacement at the main entrance. Mr. Smith stated that funds will be available to replace any hedges that die from the perimeter hedge project. Mr. Somerset asked if any of the remaining money would be used for a

privacy screen along Hillsboro Blvd? Mr. Smith stated there is not enough money to do that and this is a higher priority. Ms. Olmstead stated that this amount is a lot to spend on landscaping for the main gate. Mr. Smith stated the intent is not to spend the full amount, but to free up the allowance for landscaping. The current estimate for the main gate is less than $10,000. Gene Goldman moved to use the remaining $24,343.03 in Account Number 5330000 – Perimeter Hedge Replacement for Landscape Replacement at the Main Entrance of Century Village East. Al Schachter seconded. After a discussion, the Motion passed 13-1 (No vote: Judy.) Mr. Smith discussed a proposed agreement from Seacrest Services for storm debris removal which sets the hourly prices for services and equipment in the event we have a hurricane. There is no financial impact or charges unless there is a hurricane. Mr. Smith stated that this agreement can be cancelled with written notice. Dick Ciocca moved to approve the proposal from Seacrest Services, Inc. for “2011 Hurricane Clean-up Pre-Approval and Work Authorization” and to authorize the Executive Director of CVE Master Management Company, Inc. to fully execute same with a Not-toExceed cap of $200,000; Gene Goldman seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Mr. Smith discussed the right of entry agreement with the City of Deerfield Beach which allows the City to come in, open up our roads and remove debris, so that emergency vehicles can get through. Dick Ciocca moved to approve the “Storm Generated Debris Removal Right of Entry Agreement” with the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, City of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and to authorize the Executive Director of CVE Master Management Company, Inc. to fully execute same; Judy Olmstead seconded. After a discussion, it was

agreed when returning the signed agreement, Mr. Smith send a letter stating the agreement is between MM property and the City. If the City wants this agreement with the associations, they will need to contact each of them individually. The Motion passed unanimously. Security Gate Enhancement - progressing smoothly, most of the equipment has been received. Le Club - Grand Opening Event at Le Club is scheduled for Sunday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. with Brent Charles and Band. This event will take place in an informal setting where casual attire is permitted. Attendees are welcome to bring their own adult beverages and snacks; ice, mixers and glasses will be provided free of charge. A 50 passenger motor coach will run shuttle bus service from the Clubhouse to Le Club and return prior to and after the performance, and the 5/6 bus will be running its regular route. Tickets are $8.50/person and can be purchased in advance at the MM office or at the Le Club box office on show night. Mr. Goddard stated that tables can also be reserved by calling the MM office. Business Manager’s Report – AJ Bock Safe Technologies: Currently upgrading existing security gates at CVEMM. Permit issued and work started on 7/2/11. Electrical inspections will be completed next week. Code Enforcement: As of 6/28/11, the City of Deerfield has extended the tree permit deadline for an additional 30 days. Swansea “B” Fence Damage: The Swansea B fence was damaged by a car and was paid by insurance on 6/27/11. Plumbing Mart Inc: Plumbing Mart working at Lyndhurst knocked down light pole # L-17 - new pole and top light are needed. Payment for damages was received on 7/8/11. CVEMM Main Gate Landscape: Received e-mail from

Village Speed Limit is 15 MPH Village Speed is 25 MPH on Main Blvds Only

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

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Village Minutes

COOCVE Executive Committee Meeting COOCVE Executive Committee Meeting – July 11, 2011 The Executive Committee meeting of July 11 was called to order by COOCVE President Steven Fine at 9:30 a.m. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. Minutes Cee Baskin moved to waive the reading of the minutes from June 13; Don Kaplan seconded. There were no changes to the minutes and they were approved by a show of hands. President’s Report Mr. Fine announced that the videographer was a noshow, but the minutes will be published in the Reporter. Mr. Fine thanked the Parking Enforcement Committee – Bob, Rita, Danielle and Bill, as well as MM for their cooperation assisting in the monitoring of commercial vehicles and making. Mr. Fine mentioned that COOCVE has received many complaints from residents regarding the issue of different colors that the buildings are being painted in the Village and stated that some are becoming very garish. He repeated that any painting that can be seen from the road, including the rails of the buildings, must go before the Community Appearance Board for approval. The issue is that the CAB cannot tell residents what colors to paint because they are not familiar with the Village colors. They do not know if it is a good

color or if it conflicts with the building next to them; they can only disapprove if the color is too extreme. Mr. Fine stated he would like to establish a COOCVE Committee – Design Review Committee – where members on the Committee would establish a color criteria and to review and approve colors before they go to the CAB. This would help curtail some of the wild colors that are currently being used. After a discussion among the Directors, it was suggested by Reva Behr that we first put together a uniform Village theme. A design architect would come in and look at the entire community and its surroundings and present at least three different schematic color drawings to the Committee. The Committee would then discuss it at an Area Chair meeting and then with the Buildings. Once the colors are agreed upon, they would be the only colors allowed in the Village. Naomi Redish volunteered to be on the Committee and Reva Behr volunteered to be a consultant to the Committee. Mr. Fine stated that if anyone is interested contact Naomi. Committee Reports Master Management – Reva Behr Information regarding the distribution of boxes will be forthcoming from Master Management. Mr. Kaplan asked if Comcast would be sending a letter to all residents explaining what they are entitled to. Ms. Behr stated that she will look into

it. Cee Baskin recently heard on the radio that beginning in Key West and heading North, the white fly will be affecting the Cocoa Plum. Mr. Glickman stated that there are many different varieties of Cocoa Plum – we have the Red Tipped Cocoa Plum. Mr. Fine asked Ms. Behr if Al Smith could investigate this. Ms. Behr replied that she will ask Mr. Smith to look into it. Recreation – Nancy Giordano The DVD of the upcoming show season will be available before the end of the month so that residents can preview the shows. Ms. Redish stated that the grass has not been cut at the Berkshire pool. Ms. Giordano replied that she will look into it. Ms. Behr asked if the chairs will be replaced at the Richmond pool. Ms. Giordano replied that they will be replaced in the new budget year. Civic and Cultural – Rita Pickar On Thursday night (July 14) at 6 p.m. there will be Karaoke Night at the outdoor pool. Tables can be reserved as Café Zen will be on hand to provide food and drinks. Area Chairs Ashby: Joe Sachs – Not present Berkshire: Naomi Redisch – Nothing to report Cambridge: Jim McLear – Nothing to report Durham: Joe Rubino – Not present Ellesmere: Marjorie Campbell – Not present Farnham: Dan Glickman – Nothing to report Grantham: Fran Stricoff – Nothing to report Harwood: Joe Rudnick – Recently he had a plumbing issue and the Building’s plumber cut a hole in the drywall and has not replaced it – can you assist me in getting

this fixed? Mr. Fine replied that he should stop by the COOCVE Office. Islewood: Rhoda Jarmark – Stated that she cannot get anyone to serve on the Election Committee from her area. Mr. Fine replied that he will address it when the residents return. Keswick: Philip Norris – Nothing to report Lyndhurst: Don Kaplan – Last month’s Area Chair minutes were submitted to be published in the Reporter and they were too long. The Reporter has the right to eliminate certain areas of the minutes. Can the Reporter notify the Chair when edits are made? Mr. Fine replied that what is required are motions and actions. The minutes are video streamed and are on Channel 98. At the last meeting, I discussed the recent outages in the Lyndhurst area and since then, FPL has dropped new lines in the area. Markham: Judy Olmstead – Can we have additional signs at the Markham pool indicating “No food allowed?” Ms. Giordano replied that she would take care of it. Newport: Rita Pickar – The Newport area continues to have issues with overflowing of garbage and bulk pick-up. Presidents need to make residents aware that bulk pick-up is on Thursday mornings. Oakridge: Jules Kesselman – Nothing to report Prescott: Robert Gravatt – Nothing to report Richmond: Cecile Baskin – If interested, please stop by tomorrow (July 12) to sign the Utility Tax Petition. We will be in the Main Purpose Room of the Clubhouse from 9 a.m. to 12 noon – only registered voters can sign. Swansea: Bill Epstein – Not present

Tilford: Basil Hales – The trailer parked in front of Tilford continues to come through the Front Gate. Mr. Fine replied that the Parking Enforcement Committee is addressing the issue. Ms. Pickar stated that they will sticker the trailer. Upminster: Ann Rifkin – Not present Ventnor: Charles Parness – Not present Westbury: Carmen Colon – Not present Old Business: None New Business: None Open Mic: Mr. Rudnick stated that the Past President of Prescott E, Charles Reinhard, has passed away this morning. Mr. Fine stated that the prior Editor-in-Chief of the Reporter, Nita Knoller, passed away and sent his condolences to her family. Mr. Fine reminded everyone that there will be no Recreation Meeting in July and no COOCVE BOD meetings in July and August. There will be an Area Chair meeting on July 13 and a MM meeting on July 14. There will be a District 3 Commission meeting in the Clubhouse Party Room Thursday, August 18 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All residents are welcome. The meeting was adjourned at 11 a.m. Respectfully submitted by, STEVEN FINE, President

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Council of Area Chairs Council of Area Chairs’ Meeting – July 13, 2011 The Area Chair Meeting was called to order by Don Kaplan at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Kaplan led the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Roll call was taken, and a quorum was present. Joe Rubino moved to waive the reading of the June 15 Meeting minutes; Jules Kesselman seconded. Since there were no corrections or additions, the minutes were approved unanimously by a show of hands. President’s Report – Don Kaplan Mr. Kaplan mentioned that Nita Knoller, the past Editor-in-Chief of the Reporter, recently passed away. Information regarding the distribution of Comcast boxes will be forthcoming from Master Management. Mr. Kaplan asked if Comcast would be sending a letter to all residents explaining what they are entitled to. Ms. Behr stated that she will look into it. Mr. Kaplan mentioned that the June Area Chair minutes were edited by the Reporter. This was discussed at the COOCVE Executive Meeting, and Mr. Fine explained that the Reporter reserves the right to limit the length of all minutes submitted. Strict priority will be given to motions and actions. Mr. Kaplan mentioned that this is written in the Reporter; he does not agree with it and would like the Reporter to contact the Chair to make them aware when this is being done. Mr. Kaplan also reminded the chairs that the minutes, as submitted to the Reporter, are emailed to them each month and are also available in the COOCVE Office. Mr. Rubino stated that when we approve the minutes at the Area Chair Meetings, we should make sure we are approving the minutes sent out by the Scribe and not the minutes published in the Reporter; Mr. Kaplan agreed with him. Islewood recently elected a new area vice-chair, Elaine Solomon. Mr. Kaplan stated that he received a call from an area chair in reference to someone who wanted a pass to get into their building; this person was on the deed but didn’t have a pass. No one was available in the building, and the seal was in Canada with the president. Mr. Kaplan stated that this is illegal; the seal must not leave the premises or must be within 50 miles. The ID

Office called everyone on the building list but no one was available so they called MM. Mr. Kaplan was told that the president of MM, Mr. Somerset, authorized Ms. Childrey, who is not on any Committee, to okay the pass; MM has nothing to do with this and should not be involved. Mr. Kaplan stated that this cannot be done without the seal. Mr. Kaplan urged all area chairs to go back to their presidents and let them know that this is happening and that the seal cannot leave the premises or must be within 50 miles. Mr. Rubino asked if the buildings can work with Seacrest to get the building manager involved. Mr. Kaplan replied, “Yes, that’s a good idea.” Seacrest replied that they are already doing that for some buildings. Norm Kaplan stated that several months ago someone in the Farnham area had a guest coming in, and no one was around in their building. The ID Office called him and asked if they could use his seal to provide this person a pass; Don Kaplan replied that it would be okay to do that since he is the Area Chair. Mr. Kaplan stated that building presidents must make arrangements when they leave, not take the seal out of state and make sure they tell their area chair who is in charge when they leave. Areas: Durham – In the recent newsletter that Seacrest emailed, there was an article on hurricanes which suggested residents watch Channels 12 and 25 for information. CVE does not receive these channels as we are in Broward County, not Palm Beach County. Will MM put an article in the Reporter explaining what we will be getting with the new Comcast contract? Mr. Kaplan replied that MM is looking into it as it was brought up at the COOCVE Executive Meeting. Grantham – Regarding Comcast: The letter needs to be clear on what we are getting and what we are not getting. Keswick – What happens during a hurricane when buildings do not have their presidents on the property? Mr. Kaplan stated that it is the building’s responsibility to communicate hurricane preparedness procedures to their residents and inform them who is in charge. He suggested Keswick have an area meeting regarding hurricane preparedness.

Lyndhurst – Recently FPL put new wiring in the Lyndhurst area; we hope that this solves the many outages that we have had. Markham – Regarding the absentee of officers in buildings: When buildings elect officers that are out of state or out of the country, it is their choice; no one can run a building from 1,000 miles away. Regarding the minutes: If there is something important, it should be submitted as an article; the Reporter is always looking for newsworthy articles. Richmond – Will there be a separate meeting for snowbirds to get equipment from Comcast? Mr. Kaplan replied, “Yes, there will be meetings set up as everyone will need to sign off for the free equipment.” Is MM looking into the white fly issue? Mr. Kaplan stated that MM is looking into it and suggested she attend the MM meeting. Open Mic: Mr. Harry Chizeck explained that perspective buyers are supposed to have an interview with the building president and complete and return the package of forms, along with the fee of either $100 or $200. He stated that in some cases, this is not happening. The real estate agents are getting these forms, having the buyers fill them out and the building president is not getting a chance to interview the buyers and explain the rules of the building. Collections then to call these residents and explain that they are behind in their MM, Seacrest or Cen-Deer coupons. They reply that no one ever told them about these payments and explain they never had an interview with the building president. Mr. Chizeck asked the area chairs to go back to their presidents and emphasize the importance of getting involved in this process. If the agents can’t abide by our rules, then they should be banned from operating in the Village. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let the Collections Committee know. Ms. Behr stated that when you purchase an apartment, you are given information on where to go, what your maintenance is, the entities you need to pay and what your responsibilities are. If presidents are not adhering to what they should be doing because they don’t want to store the documents, etc., that is not the realtor’s problem. A president

can establish rules for their building as long as they are within the condo documents. There are apartments that cannot close because presidents who are snowbirds are taking home the seals. Ms. Olmstead stated that most of the issues come from deed transfers – any attorney can do this, and the building isn’t even aware of it. It is going to a son or daughter who is not paying the bills. Ms. Behr stated that children that inherit apart-

ments are not filling out the required paperwork and are not getting Board approval. Mr. Kaplan stated that all occupants of the unit must be approved by the BOD; the paperwork cannot go through without the seal of the building, and only the BOD of the building can put the seal on the paperwork. Old Business: None New Business: None The meeting was adjourned at 11 a.m. Submitted by, DON KAPLAN

Please DO NOT

feed the ducks at the pool areas

It’s so tempting to want to feed the wildlife. It makes us feel good. The reality is the ducks come looking for a free meal at the pool areas. They are making a mess in the pools as well as on the decks. This is a health hazard and an inconvenience to everyone as the pool and/or pool area have to be closed and cleaned and the pool treated for the feces that have gotten into the pool. Remember – food IN equals something unpleasant OUT!


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property management, Wells Fargo, granting CVEMM approval to plant trees and shrubs on the property adjacent to CVE. Bus Pads and Benches Project: Requesting approval from BOD on 7/14/11 to approve phase two, 80 pads. Mr. Fine stated that they are in the process of contributing additional bus shelters; therefore it would be beneficial to have a meeting prior to installation of the additional pads to see if the Reporter can contribute to the cost. CVEMM sprinkler motors: Replacement motors with pumps (15HP 3PH) have been ordered for Ventnor “S” and Cambridge “F.” Ms. Behr thanked Mr. Bock for the efforts he has made in getting MM back reimbursements owed to them. Committee Reports Bylaws Committee - Alan Schachter - The Committee has met a few times and has prepared proposed changes to the Bylaws. He mentioned that these changes are being typed; once completed, the Committee members will review and the bylaws will be sent to the MM Board for their review. Changes can then be submitted in writing

to Mr. Schachter. After all changes are finalized, it will be brought to the next MM Board meeting for approval. Mr. Schachter thanked all the Committee members for their cooperation. Transportation Committee - Dan Glickman - The Committee met on Thursday, June 17 and in attendance were Dan Glickman, Al Schachter, Mel Schmier, Al Smith, Louis Herring and approximately 25 residents. The following recommendations, passed unanimously, were subsequently concurred in by the Executive Director and Acting President and implemented during the first week of July. It was noted that CVEMM Board approval was not necessary as these actions were within budgetary constraints. 1. The Kosher Supermarket be a stop on the East Route on Sunday with the only other stop being the Festival Flea Market, eliminating the stop at Sawgrass Promenade, and on Thursday the stop at the Kosher Supermarket will be decided by the Executive Director in consultation with the Transportation Committee and Quality Transportation. 2. The schedules of the #1 bus and the #5/6 bus be adjusted to accommodate a stop by

the #5/6 bus at Ventnor G and other buildings as appropriate. 3. On Saturday afternoon the 3:15 p.m. run of the East Bus will stop at Town Center then our Lady of Mercy Church then the Sawgrass Promenade and pick up at Our Lady of Mercy Church at 5:15 p.m., no change to the run between 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and at no cost to MM. The revised schedule will be available at the Clubhouse and will be printed in the Reporter. Old Business None New Business Mr. Schmier asked that Board members on the phone identify themselves before they speak. Member’s Comments Ira Somerset - Thanked everyone for pitching in during the summer and the remainder of the year. Dick Ciocca - Stated that he phoned in for a Committee meeting several times and no one picked up the phone. Mr. Schachter apologized as the phone did not ring because it was not hooked up properly. Fred Rosenzveig - On June 16 there were many projects passed, and congratulated Al Smith on communicating this information to the community

about the projects. He also stated that it might be a good idea to put out a communication to the residents on the gate enhancements when that project is complete. Dan Glickman - He stated that he was shocked on the revitalization of the perimeter hedges. About half of the plants were doing fair to poorly and of those about 75% are coming back and looking quite good. Reva Behr - Mentioned that she is very disturbed at the condition of Military Trail when making the right off Hillsboro toward SW 10th Street. The driveway passed Bank of America is inoperable. There is no sidewalk, major potholes, loose gravel

on the street and the area from Hillsboro to where the fence was knocked down is in total ruins. There is nothing happening and it has been weeks since any work has been done. Al Smith replied that it is not a City project it is a County project. He called the person in charge of the project but he is on vacation this week. He will follow-up with him on Monday and find out what the delay has been. Upcoming Meeting: The next Board Meeting will be on August 11 at 9:30 a.m. Motion to adjourn was made at 10:46 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Anthony Falco Acting President

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Comcast Digital Channel Lineup Channel Lineup – DTA

Channel Lineup - DCT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 78 104 177 201 202 209 216 217 220 224 297 or 556 540 556 578 580 801-846 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 42 43 44 45 47 48 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 75 105 115 116 118 or 59 119 124 or 52 126 or 65 128 137 162 166 239 251 252 or 33 256

ON DEMAND WPBT-2 (PBS MIAMI) WBFS-33 (MY NETWORK TV) WFOR-4 (CBS) QVC WTVJ-6 (NBC) WSVN-7 (FOX) WGEN-8 GENTV^ WLTV-23 (UNIVISION) WPLG-10 (ABC) WSFL-39 (CW NETWORK) COMCAST COMMUNITY CHANNEL WSCV-51 (TELEMUNDO) C-SPAN WJAN-41 AMERICA TEVE^ WPXM-35 (ION) WLRN-17 (PBS MIAMI) WBEC-63 (BECON) WXEL-42 (PBS WEST PALM BEACH) WHFT-45 (TBN) WSBS-22 (MEGA) WAMI-69 (TELEFUTURA) HSN WGN GOVERNMENT ACCESS C-SPAN 2 TV GUIDE NETWORK WPBT-V-ME WPBT-CREATE WPLG-LATV WTVJ-NBC PLUS WTVJ-UNIVERSAL SPORTS WSVN-ESTRELLA TV WSFL-AZTECA AMERICA LOCAL ON DEMAND ADULT ON DEMAND LOCAL ON DEMAND HOMETOWN TV LOCAL ORIGINATION MUSIC CHOICE THE WEATHER CHANNEL CNN CNN HEADLINE NEWS MSNBC CNBC FOX NEWS CHANNEL ESPN ESPN2 GOLF CHANNEL VERSUS SUN SPORTS FSN FLORIDA SPEED TNT TBS FX USA AMC TV LAND NICKELODEON DISNEY CHANNEL ABC FAMILY ANIMAL PLANET DISCOVERY CHANNEL TLC TRAVEL CHANNEL E! FOOD NETWORK HGTV LIFETIME SPIKE A&E BRAVO COMEDY CENTRAL SYFY MTV GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY VH-1 BET CMT C-SPAN 3 BIO: THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL HISTORY CHANNEL INTERNATIONAL STYLE LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK CARTOON NETWORK HISTORY† PBS KIDS SPROUT HALLMARK CHANNEL G4 FEARNET** JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION BLOOMBERG TELEVISION TRUTV HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL

277 or 41 298 534 668 886 887 888 or 893 889 892 999 960 961 962 380 381 382 383 384 395 397 398 399 401 402 403 404 405 407 409 410 411 412 414 415 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 448 450 451 452 453 457 458 459 461 462 463 464

COMCAST SPORTS SOUTHEAST FREE MOVIES ON DEMAND** MOVIES ON DEMAND** MUN2 ENTERTAINMENT ON DEMAND** SHOPPING ON DEMAND** SEARCHLIGHT ON DEMAND** AUTOMOTIVE ON DEMAND** JOBS BY MONSTER** COMCAST HELP VIDEOS** COMCAST CENTRAL HOME** COMCAST CENTRAL NEWS** COMCAST CENTRAL KIDS** THE WEATHER CHANNEL HD CARTOON NETWORK HD NICKELODEON HD ABC FAMILY HD DISNEY CHANNEL HD TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES HD CNN HEADLINE NEWS HD TRUTV HD MSNBC HD FSN FLORIDA HD SUN SPORTS HD ESPN HD ESPN2 HD GOLF CHANNEL HD TNT HD UNIVERSAL HD A&E HD PALLADIA HD THEATER FOOD NETWORK HD HGTV HD USA HD TBS HD HISTORY HD CNN HD DISCOVERY CHANNEL HD TLC HD ANIMAL PLANET HD SYFY HD FOX NEWS CHANNEL HD AMC HD BRAVO HD WPLG-10 HD (ABC) WTVJ-6 HD (NBC) WFOR-4 HD (CBS) WSVN-7 HD (FOX) WSFL-39 HD (CW NETWORK) WBFS-33 HD (MY NETWORK TV) WPXM-35 HD (ION) WPBT-2 HD (PBS MIAMI) WGN HD WSBS-22 HD (MEGA) WSCV-51 HD (TELEMUNDO) WLTV-23 HD (UNIVISION) WAMI-69 HD (TELEFUTURA) VERSUS HD SPEED HD FX HD SPIKE HD COMEDY CENTRAL HD E! HD TRAVEL CHANNEL HD LIFETIME HD STYLE HD G4 HD TV ONE HD BIO: THE BIOGRAPHY465 LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK HD 468 HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL HD 470 CNBC HD 471 QVC HD 473 MTV HD 474 VH-1 HD 475 BET HD 476 CMT HD 302 HBO 303 HBO2 304 HBO SIGNATURE 305 HBO FAMILY 306 HBO COMEDY 307 HBO (W) 311 HBO ZONE 312 HBO LATINO 480 HBO2 HD 481 HBO SIGNATURE HD 482 HBO FAMILY HD 483 HBO COMEDY HD 484 HBO ZONE HD 485 HBO LATINO HD

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

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

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


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Comcast Digital Box Pick-up schedule (Deployment Schedule) September 2011 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Notes:

4

5

Labor Day

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3

6

7

8

9

10

13

14

15

16

17

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12

18

19

Ellesmere 121 Units 10am - 4pm

20

Richmond 256 Units 10am - 4pm

21

Noon - 4 p.m.

Party Room 8' Club House (Central)

Party Room 8' Club House (Central)

Grantham 345 Units 10am - 4pm

Cambridge 559 Units 10am - 4pm

22

Party Room 8' Club House (Central)

23

Cambridge 559 Units 10am - 4pm

2 Day Event

2 Day Event

Party Room 8' Club House (Central)

Party Room 8' Club House (Central)

24

Clean Up Day 10am to 2pm

Party Room 8' Club House (Central)

First Day of Autumn

25

26

27

28

Rosh Hashanah Begins

Rosh Hashanah

29

30

October 2011 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Notes:

2

3

Keswick 103 Units

4

10am - 4pm Swansea 143 Units 10am - 4pm Party Room Club House (Central)

9

10

Ashby 228 Units 10am - 4pm

17

Columbus Day Lyndhurst 479 Units

11

Tilford 533 Units

18

Lyndhurst 479 Units

25

Tilford 533 Units

Clean Up Day 10am to 2pm

6

Ventnor 546 Units

Farnham 484 Units

13

26

10am - 4pm 2 Day Event Party Room Club House (Central)

Harwood 468 Units

Harwood 468 Units

20

10am - 4pm

2 Day Event

2 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Oakridge 689 Units

14

Oakridge 689 Units

27

8

Farnham 484 Units

Yom Kippur

Party Room Club House (Central)

15

10am - 4pm

Clean Up Day 10am - 2pm

2 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

10am - 4pm

Yom Kippur Begins

Party Room Club House (Central)

10am - 4pm 2 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

19

7

Party Room Club House (Central)

10am - 4pm 2 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

31

12

10am - 4pm 2 Day Event

10am - 4pm 2 Day Event

30

Ventnor 546 Units

Markham 439 Units 10am to 4pm

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

24

5

10am - 4pm 2 Day Event

10am - 4pm 2 Day Event

23

Prescott 300 Units 10am - 4pm

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room 8 Club House (Central)

16

Saturday 1

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

21

Westbury 389 Units 10am - 4pm

22

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

28

Oakridge 689 Units

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

3 Day Event

3 Day Event

3 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Clean Up Day 10am - 2pm

29

Clean Up Day 10am - 2pm

Party Room Club House (Central)

Berkshire 328 Units 10am - 4pm

Halloween

November 2011 Notes:

1

Islewood 151 Units 10am - 4pm

2

Durham 708 Units 10am - 4pm

3

Durham 708 Units 10am - 4pm

3 Day Event Party Room Club House (Central)

6

Daylight Savings Ends

7

Newport 796 Units 10am - 4pm

8

Newport 796 Units 10am - 4pm

4 Day Event

4 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Durham 708 Units 10am - 4pm

Party Room Club House (Central)

10 Newport 796 Units

Newport 796 Units 10am - 4pm 4 Day Event

10am - 4pm 4 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

5

Clean Up Day 10am - 2pm

3 Day Event

3 Day Event

Party Room Club House (Central)

9

4

Party Room Club House (Central)

11 Upminster 352 Units

Party Room Club House (Central)

12 Clean Up Day 10am - 2pm

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

Party Room Club House (Central)

Party Room Club House (Central)

Veterans Day

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24 Thanksgiving

25

26

COMPANY HOLIDAY

December 2011 Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Notes:

4

Thursday 1

5

Clean Up Week Post Cut Deployment 10am - 2pm

6

Clean Up Week Post Cut Deployment 10am - 2pm

7

Clean Up Week Post Cut Deployment 10am - 2pm

8

Clean Up Week Post Cut Deployment 10am - 2pm

Friday

Saturday

2

3

9

10

Clean Up Week Deployment 10am - 2pm


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Proposed Bylaws Amendments Proposed COOCVE Bylaws Amendment #1 Bylaws Change re Nominating Committee Name MOTION: That the name of the “COOCVE Nominating Committee” be changed to the “COOCVE Elections Committee” wherever it appears in the COOCVE Bylaws. This proposed change was suggested by the COOCVE Nominating Committee and approved at the February 2011 meeting of the COOCVE Bylaws Committee. Reasons for the proposed change: the Committee has been involved in managing and supervising the entire process of elections for COOCVE officers, the Recreation Committee and the Board of Master Management, and does not just concern itself with the nomination process. The name “COOCVE Elections Committee” covers all its activities. Proposed Bylaws Amendment #2 on Election of COOCVE Directors approved by the COOCVE Bylaws Committee, 4-01-2011 Motion: That the following section be added to the COOCVE Bylaws: Section 7:13. Election of COOCVE Directors and Alter-

nate Directors. Section 7.13a. The election of COOCVE Directors and COOCVE Alternate Directors for each building shall take place at the Association annual meeting. Section 7:13b. The verification of the election of COOCVE Directors and COOCVE Alternate Directors shall be done by submitting a copy of the Officers and Directors form containing the date the election of COOCVE Directors was held, the signature of the President attesting to the election, and the condo association seal imprinted on the form. The form must be submitted to the COOCVE office to complete the verification by January 10. After the January 10 date, those Associations which have not submitted their new lists of COOCVE Directors and Alternates will forfeit their right to vote until such names are submitted and updated. Section 7:13c. The names of annually verified COOCVE Directors and COOCVE Alternate Directors are kept in a computer file of eligible Directors, from which is generated the COOCVE Directors and Alternate Directors signin sheet. Section 7.13d. If a

COOCVE Director or Alternate Director vacates their position, or is removed pursuant to COOCVE Bylaws, section 7.8, the Condo Association board may vote to elect a replacement COOCVE Director or Alternate Director from the Condo Association’s unit owners. If there are no verified COOCVE Directors and Alternate Directors duly elected at the annual meeting, the condo association shall conduct an election of COOCVE Directors and Alternate Directors at a duly constituted meeting of the general membership of the Association, and certify the results of such election. Proposed Bylaws Amendment #2 Reasons for the Proposed New Bylaws Section on Elections of COOCVE Directors and Alternate Directors The COOCVE Bylaws state the number of COOCVE Directors and Alternate Directors elected by each building according to its size, but do not state how they are elected or how these elections are verified by COOCVE. Therefore the Bylaws Committee proposes a new section of the Bylaws to do so. We are proposing that the annual election of COOCVE

Directors and Alternate Directors be held at the association annual meeting, when association boards are elected. The results of these elections would be verified with the president’s signature and the building seal, using a revised Officers and Directors form, and submitted by a fixed date to COOCVE. Lists of eligible COOCVE Directors and Alternate Directors and sign-in sheets will be compiled annually from the verified forms submitted to COOCVE. There are also provisions for replacing COOCVE Directors who vacate their position during the year. The bylaws concerning the election of area Chairs and Vice-Chairs have recently been amended, stipulating that those elections be confirmed by submitting the meeting minutes. Unlike the Area Chairs, it would not be feasible for COOCVE to read through copies of the minutes of 253 associations, so a simpler verification method is proposed. Proposed Bylaws Amendment #3 passed by the Bylaws Committee, 04-01-11 Proposed Bylaw Amendment to remove 9-month residency requirement for COOCVE officers COOCVE BYLAWS: Paragraph 8.5 directs the Nominating Committee regarding candidates for COOCVE officers to “... ; confirm that their respective residences in Century Village East for at least 9 months during the calendar year, ...“ The Bylaws Committee proposes that the nine month rule be stricken from the COOCVE Bylaws. Motion: The following is to be deleted from Section 8.5 of the COOCVE Bylaws: “confirm their respective residences in Century Village East for at least 9 months during the calendar year.” We are suggesting this change for several reasons: (1) To ensure that all CVE unit-owners can be candidates for COOCVE management. A large number of CVE residents are seasonal, and their numbers are increasing year by year. There is a growing influx of younger and active seasonal residents who are involving themselves in CVE management at the Association level and in COOCVE, Master Management and their Committees. It makes no sense in this day and age to deprive COOCVE management of the badly needed talents and abilities of this increasing group of involved residents.

It is also unfair and discriminatory to this large segment of our population to exclude them from being a candidate for COOCVE management and it may discourage their participation in all COOCVE affairs. (2) To prevent vacant COOCVE officer positions. Removing this restriction is necessary to provide enough qualified candidates to fill all COOCVE officer positions. Currently the positions of 3rd COOCVE VP and COOCVE Comptroller remain vacant. (3) Technological changes in management and telecommunications. The present restriction dates back 35 years to COOCVE’s original incorporation in February, 1976. At that time it was very difficult to communicate and be involved in management from a distance. There was no Internet, no email, no cell phones, no teleconferencing, and long-distance calls and fax transmissions were prohibitively costly. All that has changed. (4) The 9 month Rule applies only to the election of COOCVE officers and not to the election of Recreation Committee or Master Management candidates. No other committees of COOCVE or Master Management have such rules. All other CVE bodies operate with no such restrictions, and the Florida Courts have also stricken these from the bylaws of condominium associations. In 1983, when COOCVE planned and incorporated the Master Management Corporation, they deliberately opted to drop the 9-month requirement for Master Management officers. Master Management has continued to operate successfully with a non-year round president, assisted by both year-round and seasonal officers, volunteers, and staff. They use email, phone, conference calls, and hold teleconferenced board and committee meetings. (5) In the truest sense of Democracy, the selection of who is to be COOCVE President or hold any other office should be left to the voters, without a demand that a candidate must be physically present in CVE for nine months. When voters compare one candidate versus another, they can factor this in, as they now do for candidates for Master Management and Recreation. Because of all these factors, we urge approval of this motion.


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During these hot summer days, come and visit your library. Relax in the reading room outside of the library, read the newspaper, one of the magazines or a current book and cool off. Our CVE Library continues to function five days a week all summer, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, there is still a need for volunteers. If you can give three hours morning or afternoon, please call Ruth Nesselroth at 954-428-4294.

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Condo News CeNTUry VILLage reCeNT saLes AREA Ashby Cambridge Durham Ellesmere Farnham Harwood Islewood Keswick Lyndhurst

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As a new feature in the Reporter, recent sales in Century Village will be published monthly. The Volunteer Staff of the Century Village East Reporter welcomes our new

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neighbors. With proof of ID, new residents will receive a gift of one complimentary (your choice) breakfast or lunch for two at Café Zen on the Green, located behind the

Price 55,000 50,000 44,500 32,500 28,000 16,500 28,000 24,000 27,000 20,000 61,000 38,500 33,000 75,200 45,000 18,000 39,000 47,100 39,000 59,000 21,000 34,900 40,000 29,500 65,000 65,000 43,500 55,000 44,000 37,500 80,000 32,500 74,000 45,000 55,000 29,900

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Clubhouse. Just bring this article and your Century Village ID with address as listed in the Reporter to the restaurant. (Tip not included).

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Patrick J. Murphy & associates, P.a. Jurors With the recent decision in the Casey Anthony criminal trial in Orlando there has been much discussion regarding the jurors who made the decision to acquit rather than convict Ms. Anthony. This article will provide some general comments about being a juror. In Florida to be qualified as a juror you must be a U.S. Citizen at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of Florida and the County where the trial is being conducted and must possess an identification card or driver’s license. By statute a person can be disqualified either at a Judge’s discretion, upon a juror’s request or for mandatory reasons. A mandatory disqualification is required when a person is “biased” – that being a person who has a “state of mind” regarding a defendant, the case or a person alleged to have been injured that will prevent that person from acting with impartiality; or an individual who has formed or expressed an opinion or any bias or prejudice concerning the case, the person or defendant; any person who is interested in any issue that needs to be tried; a person who is an employee or was an employee of any party to the lawsuit within 30 days before the trial; convicted felons or those people convicted of bribery, forgery, perjury, larceny; any person who is currently under prosecution for a crime; people who do not possess sufficient knowledge of reading, writing or arithmetic to understand the case; Governor’s cabinet; Clerk of the Court; fulltime law enforcement officers and investigators; people who are related by blood or marriage within the 3rd

degree to the parties or to the case or the attorneys. People summoned for jury duty can also request to be excused and Florida Statutes allow expectant mothers; persons over 70 years of age; people who are responsible for the care of someone who cannot take care of themselves; any parent who has custody of a child under six years of age and who is not employed; people who have previously reported for jury duty in another case within the past year. Other people who may be excused from serving as a juror based upon the Judge’s discretion are attorneys and physicians and those people who are infirm and any individual who upon showing hardship, public necessity or extreme inconvenience may also be excused. Under Florida Statutes, people selected as jurors have the right not to lose their job or have their jobs threatened because they are serving on a jury. Any employer that threatens to dismiss an employee selected as a juror may be deemed in Contempt of Court upon a proper showing. If a person selected as a juror was fired by the employer for that reason he or she can bring a civil action against the employer to collect not only compensatory damages but also punitive damages and attorney’s fees. Pat Murphy is General Counsel for CVE Master Management Company, Inc., COOCVE, and the CVE Reporter as well as for various Associations within CVE. Please call Pat for a free consultation on this or any other matter. He can be reached at: 954-525-5509 or email: pmurphy@murphys-law.cc


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Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions By EVA RACHESKY, Administration/Cen-Deer Communities Office Administration/Cen-Deer Communities Office I have been told that the monthly payment to Cen-Deer is for the Recreation Lease, but I have also heard that the money goes to Operations; which is correct? Both are correct: your monthly recreation fee includes $44 that is for the

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operation of the recreation facilities; the remainder of your payment covers the recreation lease. Staff Office What are the Staff Office hours? The Staff Office is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. The Staff Office is only closed when the Club-

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house is closed. 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

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

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the bar code and windshield 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 Why is the sound quality for some of the shows very inferior? Some shows insist on using their own equipment. There are times when that equipment does not interface well with our system and, sometimes the equipment is simply inferior to our equipment. On these occasions we unfortunately have no control over the sound that is being presented to the audience. Athletic Department What is the protocol for keeping the athletic equipment sanitary? In an effort to keep the exercise area and equipment as sanitary as possible, you are requested to wipe down/clean the equipment after each use. Paper towels, cleansing spray and disinfecting wipes are available for your use. Recreation Maintenance The pools with fencing have gates that are very hard to open; can anything be done about this? Unfortunately the city requires that we use the lock that is presently on the gates. We have been attempting to locate a lock acceptable to the city that is easier to operate for our handicapped residents. In the meantime, we are asking that residents be good Samaritans and assist their neighbors with walkers and wheelchairs by opening the gate for them. A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THE VENTNOR POOL GATE: Since the Ventnor pool gate is not visible to residents sitting at the pool we have installed a doorbell at the gate. If you hear the doorbell, please be kind and help your neighbors come into the pool area by opening the gate. Ticket Office What are the Ticket Office hours? The Ticket Office hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. NOTE: The Season Shows Presentation will be in General Purpose Room A (GPA) on August 11 at 1 p.m. Advance Season Brochures will be available for residents at the conclusion of the presentation.


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“Ask Lori…PArrish on APPrAisALs” Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Que stions… “Taxable Values drop 1.6% for Broward” Dear Lori, I own a local title company. When are the taxable valuations for Broward County finalized? I know you announced last year we may have finally seen the end of this real estate crash. Do we have any good news this year on our local housing market stabilization? J.R., Fort Lauderdale, FL (via email) On July 1, our office released the 2011 Taxable Values Report. Last year we projected that the 2011 tax roll values would “remain relatively flat” compared with 2010 values. Our numbers show the countywide taxable value dropping 1.6% to $126.4 billion. This is improvement from the 10.6% drop and 11.7% drop we experienced in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Sales from the last part of 2010 and the first five months of 2011 indicate most areas in the Broward market

continue to stabilize – with a few notable exceptions. We have seen values increasing in some communities around Broward. While this does not necessarily mean values will begin increasing overall in the coming months, it does indicate an end to the sharp slide in values of 2007-2010. Obviously, any potential Broward real estate recovery is largely dependent upon national economic conditions. Another contributing factor has been the “robo-signing” scandal which forced a halt to most foreclosure lawsuits and reduced the number of foreclosures in the short-term. A revival of these stalled proceedings could cause some decline in values in the coming year if an influx of abandoned, foreclosed properties are dumped on the market. Thus, our office expects to see the tax roll remain relatively flat for next year or with a nominal decline, similar to the 2011 tax roll.

index” on the home page and “2011 Tax Roll Information.” Sincerely, Lori Parrish, CFA If you have a question for Lori, please email her at lori@bcpa.net

or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Please keep in mind the 2011 assessments reflect the values as of January 1, 2011 as set by qualified sales of comparable properties in the January 2, 2010 through January 1, 2011 assessment period (with greatest weight given to fourth quarter 2010 sales.) Likewise, the 2012 assessments will reflect the prices realized during the 2011 calendar year. Broward County residents can view their new taxable values online at www.bcpa.net. Broward residents can view the July 1 Taxable Value Report (by city) by clicking “site

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

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


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My Presence in the Village By MARTY POPELSKY, Vice Mayor/ Commissioner District 3 The month of August is a busy one in the city, as the City Commission must approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. For months city staff has been preparing the budget, which culminated in the presentation of the proposed budget earlier this month, on August 1. I want to encourage you to get involved in the budget process by either attending meetings or watching them on television or the website. There will be several opportunities for the public to comment on the budget. A public workshop is scheduled

for August 11 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, and staff is currently working on scheduling an additional workshop in August. Public hearings for the budget will be held on September 6 and 20. Speaking of public involvement, I also want to remind you that I will be holding a District 3 Meeting in the Party Room at the main Clubhouse on Thursday, August 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Please plan to attend. NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS Moonlight Melodies Concert Series

Bring your beach chair and take in the oceanfront sounds of the Moonlight Melodies concert series, co-sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Cultural Committee and the City of Deerfield Beach. The free concerts are held in front of the Main Beach Parking Lot, SE 1st Street and Ocean Way. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets for seating comfort Concert Dates: August 12 – Midlife Crisis August 26 – The Tom Jackson Band

September 9 – Scott Ringerson, “The Elvis Experience” For more information on

the Moonlight Melodies concert series, call 954-480-4430. Regards & Good Health, Vice Mayor Marty Popelsky Your District 3 Commissioner Remember that I am your only full time Commissioner. I am always here to assist you in any way I can. Call me any time, and I will be glad to help you resolve your problems. City Hall Office 954-4804218 City Assistant Phone 954480-4263 E-mail: web.commission@ Deerfield-Beach.com

Sheriff’s Report By SHERIFF AL LAMBERTI Nearly a quarter million students will be returning to school in Broward County on Monday, August 22. The safety of all children is our number one priority and it should be yours, too. Even if you do not have school-age children, it is important to remember there are ways everyone can help keep our kids safe! Drivers need to remember that Florida law prohibits passing in either direction, a school bus that is stopped with its flashing lights activated. Drivers must also remember to slow down in school zones. Driving slowly and carefully through school zones sharply reduces the risk of a tragic accident.

Anyone caught passing a stopped school bus or speeding in a school zone can expect a costly fine – the Broward Sheriff’s Office simply will not tolerate violations that could harm a child. Remember, many students will be riding their bicycles or walking to school. Pay attention to crosswalks and areas near schools where children could potentially dart into the roadway. Being hit by a car is by far the greatest threat to any child walking or riding a bicycle to school. Parents and guardians need to ensure that their child is wearing a helmet – it’s the law. Helmets are the single most effective safety device for cyclists and greatly

reduce the risk of death or critical injury. Remind your child to always ride his or her bicycle with the flow of traffic and obey stop signs and traffic signals. Children should also stay on the sidewalk and only cross at

crosswalks. Now is a good time to remind your child to never, ever stop to talk to strangers on the way to and from school and most importantly, never get into any vehicle with a stranger. These could potentially be life threatening. Again, even if you do not have school-age children, if you see something suspicious near a school or playground, report it to 911 immediately. If you have watched or listened to news reports lately, bullying among teens and young adults is a hot topic. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. A child

who is being bullied has a hard time defending his or herself. Usually bullying is repeated over time. Bullying can take many forms such as physical, verbal, emotional and cyber-bullying. Signs that your child might be bullied are: torn clothes, loss of appetite, mood changes and/or a reluctance to go to school. Bullying, whether or not it is happening to your child or a classmate, should be reported right away. You may make an anonymous report by calling the Broward School District’s emergency hotline at 754-321-0911. By keeping safety in mind, we can all work together to make the 2011-2012 school year safe and successful.


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Hooch By H ELENE WAYNE On the phone with my younger son, we were talking about a man that lived in our town (Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey.) This triggered a “do you remember” discussion about the person. We’ll call him Mr. Cohen (this is a fictitious name, because with my luck he probably has family living here, reading this.) Mr. Cohen is a tall, heavy individual, very active in anything or anyplace where he can get some free food or drink. Therefore, he came to our Synagogues’ early morning prayer services (called minyons, and the men that attended, we call minyonairres, and they loved it.) Anyhow, after the service they always had a little repast and some schnapps (whiskey.) He never missed one of these. He also used to attend Sabbath services when there was a Bar/Bat Mitzvah being held. While the service was still on he would check out the food in the pantry room behind the chapel. He quietly slipped some of the food and even a

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bottle of hooch into his pockets before the guests came to the Oneg Shabbat. The hosts were always upset since they had made up decorated platters of food and he ruined some of the beauty of them. Everybody knew him and one day we remembered that he came down to the town’s swimming pool. He was quite noticeable because, with his bathing trunks, he was wearing a pair of black dress shoes. He sat in his beach chair and was asleep with his mouth wide open, and all the kids wanted to take shots at that huge cavity. But, let me not give the idea that he had no redeeming features, he really did. When he was getting his goodies, he always took a bottle of liquor from the table, took it in the kitchen and poured some of it into an empty bottle that he kept there. The next time he would repeat this, the problem was that the borrowed bottle might have had rye in it. The second time it might have been scotch and all of this hooch went into the same bottle. Therefore, this was how he did his good deed, if the minyonairres were short of schnapps he came up with his hybrid bottle. (I never heard of any of them getting sick be-

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A Sad Goodbye to Nita Knoller

By PHYLLIS PISTOLIS

By ARLENE ROTH On Wednesday June 29, 2011, Sandy Knoller called to inform me that his wife and my friend, Nita Knoller, had died. Nita was editor of the Reporter for a number of years. She served as assistant editor to Ray Stein and became editor when he retired. Nita was intelligent, witty, mischievously-funny and she had an excellent command of the English language. Her articles reflecting the historical events in the Village were informative and accurate. Nita’s talent for writing and editing came easy to her and she

performed her job professionally. She retired from the newspaper and while visiting relatives in South Carolina, Nita and Sandy found their dream home. They sold the condo she inherited from her parents in Upminster and moved (to the dismay of many of her friends, myself included.) Nita enjoyed decorating her new home immensely but, sadly, when she had exactly what she wanted, her heart condition worsened and she died. She is survived by Sandy, her bereaved husband and their children and grandchildren. She will be missed.

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home to mama and had a free

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lunch. But, he was reliable

By HERB CHARATZ Right across the George Washington Bridge on a road up a hill was the nightclub called Bill Miller’s Riviera. That was the place to go for Graduation Celebrations. I was in a dilemma – Sandy was graduating from High School a half year ahead of the rest of us. The kids who did this did not have any special Graduation Exercises or Prom Night – they had to come back six months later to graduate with their class. I knew how hard Sandy had worked to accomplish this in order to enter college earlier and I wanted to take her out in grand style. In order to do this I needed a car – but didn’t have my license yet. Neither did most of my friends who were graduating with me the following June. What to do? Okay – a solution in sight. I tried to think if I had any older friends – and I did. A very dear close friend who lived in the building right next door to me was older than the rest of us and his father had a car which Norm used regularly, as he had passed his driving test about a half a year before. We checked with his parents and my parents – both were agreeable to having him drive.

& CABBAGE 4 chicken breasts (boneless & skinless) 1 medium cabbage, quartered 5 large carrots, halved 2 bay leaves 1 large can chicken broth Seasoning to taste. Add all ingredients to crock pot and cook on low 6 to 7 hours. This is a great dish to prepare in the morning and be ready at the end of the day. Serve with hot bread. PINEAPPLE CAKE 2 c. flour

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The Best Laid Plans…Part I Next problem – Norm needed a date. Since most of the girls we knew were graduating in June and wouldn’t be prepared with gowns and stuff until then, this was a real problem. As luck would have it, Sandy had befriended a lovely girl in her civics class. Lila had confided to her that she too was graduating early but did not intend to come back for graduation. She should have graduated last June but had missed a term due to ill health. As a result she had doubled up in many classes in order to catch up with her own graduating class but was not planning to go to college. She was eager to enter the business world. Sandy felt she was the perfect date for Norm. Although Norm agreed that she sounded perfect he had figured out how much the evening would cost him and felt he should at least know and like the person and that meant setting up a blind date for the two of them to meet. Sandy was reluctant to tell this to Lila, but she was agreeable. While Norm has his expenses, so would she – purchasing an evening gown and shoes and accessories. She would feel better about this if she met and liked her date. Mission accomplished.

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We went out together for a very pleasant evening and they got along just fine. The date for our very own prom night was set, and reservations were made for Bill Miller’s Riviera. I didn’t see much of Sandy for the next few weeks. She was busy with final exams and whenever we could get together she and her mom shopped for her special gown. Finally she found the perfect one and then had to match shoes and an evening bag. The biggest problem was to find a wrap to cover her bare shoulders. They ran out of stores in downtown Brooklyn and had to travel to Manhattan one Thursday night. They were very surprised to see Lila working behind the counter but she explained that she took this job, working Thursday nights and all weekend, in order to pay for her prom finery, which she already bought. She had already found her gown, bag, shoes wrap, necklace and earrings. That was all she had time to tell us as a customer approached her requiring her time and attention. Sandy felt fortunate that, although she held jobs from time to time (the purpose was to have her own money to purchase gifts for her family and friends)

she was lucky that her parents were buying all her stuff. Imagine Lila studying for final exams and having to travel to Manhattan to work Thursday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. Usually I saw Sandy in school but this last week I didn’t see her at all. Even with her crazy schedule now it felt strange not to see her at all. On Wednesday, very close to our wonderful day, I rang her doorbell and her mother invited me into the foyer but did not continue into the living room or kitchen as usual. Instead she said she had bad news to tell me. Out of the blue, Sandy fainted and came down with a 104.2 fever. The doctor came to the house and announced she had pneumonia! He just left and told us Sandy would be confined to bed for at least two weeks! The most important thing for us to do now was to keep her fever from getting higher. I had such mixed emotions – worried sick about Sandy’s condition and it fell to me to call Lila and Norm to tell them Sandy and I would be unable to join them Friday night. They decided not to go without us and they never saw each other again. To be continued…

½ tsp. salt 1 c. chopped pecans 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple Combine all and mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. HELPFUL HINTS Fresh lemon juice will remove onion scent from hands. To cut down on odors when cooking cabbage, cauliflower, etc., add a little vinegar to the cooking water. Cut up celery, added to your beans (navy, brown, pinto, etc.) while cooking, will make the beans easier to digest.


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Painting, Painters, and the Little White Lie By L ILLIAN WHITE Before I moved to Florida, I lived in Rego Park, N.Y., in one of six buildings owned and operated by the same Corporation. Every three years, we were given the opportunity of having our apartments painted for free. This was before we became a condominium. The walls of my apartment were full of tatters and shreds of plaster. This will give you an idea of the quality of paint they gave us. I wouldn’t have been a bit surprised if what they called “paint” was actually colored water. The painter they sent me that year adamantly refused to scrape off the old plaster before slapping on a new coat of paint. I got so angry, I said to him, “Get the h--l out of my way, I’ll do it myself!” and I started to go up the ladder. He then reluctantly agreed to scrape the walls. He probably realized he could get into a lot of trouble if I got hurt trying to do his job. After he finished and I gave him an absolutely undeserved tip, he asked me if I would go out with him some time on a date. Would I even consider going out with him? Are you kidding? I couldn’t wait to see the last of him! Another year, they sent me a painter who was much nicer than the last one. He even offered to share his lunches with me, which I politely refused. But, he was so slow! I was a school secretary and schools were closed from Christmas to New Year’s Day. I thought that would be the perfect time to have my apartment painted. How long should it have taken him to finish painting a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment? I had covered all the dishes with sheets of plastic, kept the clothes closets shut and had him use the same color paint as the last one so that only one coat of paint was needed. He told me that on New Year’s Eve, it was their tradition to have a really big poker game. I had to be back in school on January 2, and he was nowhere close to finishing the job. I said to him, “I want you to know I am a white witch, and if you don’t hurry up and finish painting this apartment, you’re going to lose every nickel you’ve got in that poker game!”

Could he possibly have believed me? Or did he think I was crazy enough to be dangerous, and he’d better finish up and get out! In any event, he was gone long enough for me to get the apartment back in order and to catch my breath before schools reopened after the holiday. Telling him I was a witch was, of course, a little white lie, but sometimes little white lies can work magic!

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Howard Stern

By PHILIP COHEN

When I saw Howard Stern’s picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, I became interested right away because it brought back memories of living in Roosevelt, Long Island. We knew his parents, Ben and Rae Stern, as neighbors. My wife Alice, who has since passed away, was then

a music teacher in her spare time and gave piano lessons to the neighbors’ children. Howard Stern’s little sister was a pupil of Alice’s. My wife gave her a small plaster bust of Beethoven because she practiced her piano lessons. Howard Stern’s little sister loved the “great musician’s bust” she received and

put it on her piano whenever she practiced. We knew that Howard Stern’s family was always proud of him but none of us could ever imagine Howard Stern growing up to become rich and famous as radio’s “shock jock” who is known everywhere.


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PRESENTS Summer Announcements FREE Lectures & Events NEW! FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS EVERY MONTH-AT CENTURY VILLAGE! The First Tuesday of the month is CHAT ‘N CHEW -FREE Health Screening and Healthy Talk Day! North Broward Medical Center is bringing you a FREE cholesterol/sugar screening to the first 55 people who register on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. in GP-N. (You must fast from midnight on). The health screenings will start at 8 a.m. and be followed by an interesting presentation from one of our experts at 9 a.m. Here is a listing of upcoming topics: Tuesday – August 2 – Hip & Joint Pain, Tuesday – September 6 – Ophthalmology, Tuesday – October 4 – Cancer Awareness, Tuesday – November 1 – I’m In The Hospital, Now What? Tuesday – December 6 – Healthy Cooking Demonstration, Please plan to join us in GP-N for these fun and informative events.

DO YOU HAVE SPINAL STENOSIS? If back or neck pain is interfering with the quality of your life? Now is a great time to join us to find out the latest treatment options to get you back to being you again. Our Spine Care Center features newly remodeled private rooms and a caring, specially trained team of experts to help you have a smooth recovery. Presented by Dr. Matthew Moore, Neurosurgeon, Medical Director NBMC Spine Care Center, Wednesday ~ August 3, 2011 6pm-7pm NBMC Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space

IS HIP PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN? Find out more about Anterior Hip Replacement using state-of-the-art technology. It’s less invasive, features a quicker recovery and helps get you back to being you again. The NBMC Joint Replacement Center features newly remodeled private rooms, family centered patient education and group therapy. Presented by Dr. Bruce Janke, Medical Director NBMC Joint Replacement Center & Dr. Steven Naide, Orthopedic Surgeon. Wednesday ~ August 10, 2011 6pm-7pm, NBMC Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space

DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF STROKE? Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and one of the leading causes of long term disability. Join us to find out more about prevention and the latest treatments, including the treatment of large artery strokes. Presented by Dr. Ridwan Lin, Interventional Neurologist, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6pm-7pm, NBMC Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space.

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

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

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

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

CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS Spanish Speaking Women’s Cancer Group 1st Monday of every month Neuro Resource Center—off main lobby 6 p.m. Please rsvp to Patty Gonzalez 754-366-6219

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Celebrations

A Great June Outing

Text by ARLENE ROTH Photos by JuLEs KEssELmAN On June 22, the CVE residents who purchased tickets to the Civic and Cultural Committee’s June trip were treated to an extraordinary evening aboard Fort Lauderdale’s famous Jungle Queen. We left the parking lot at CVE early, to make sure we made the departure in plenty of time. As a courtesy to the Civic and Cultural Committee, the Jungle Queen put all of us on the main deck in the front of the ship, and we were able to hear

about and see Fort Lauderdale’s famous mansions and sights as we traveled along the inter-coastal waterways. The descriptions provided by the Jungle Queen were informative and funny. Unfortunately, we were subjected to a huge delay because of a malfunction of two bridges over the river. This is not a normal happening and this malfunction occurred on a very hot day. We arrived at the island for the barbeque dinner late so we missed the time we

would have spent observing the exotic birds and animals the island is home to. We were ushered into the huge hall where dinner was served, with all of us seated together. The food was superb – all-you-can-eat barbeque spare ribs (meaty and tender,) barbeque chicken cooked to perfection (you could have any part of the chicken you requested) and pick and peel shrimp (both seasoned and plain.) The wait staff was pleasant and very helpful. There

Reporter volunteers, yours truly, Jules Kesselman, Lori Benoit, A. Ponto and Toni Ponto.

was coleslaw, baked beans, bread and butter on the table. Steak-fried potatoes were also served. Dessert and coffee or tea completed the meal. Everything was included in the price of the trip except alcoholic drinks. All gratuities to the servers and bus driver were also included. After dinner, they put on a show which was greatly enhanced that evening by spirited audience participation which really made all of us laugh. We were

ushered back on the Jungle Queen for a lovely, cool, refreshing and uneventful cruise back to our bus which was waiting to take us back to Century Village. No complaints were expressed by the lucky ticket purchasers, just questions about, “Where are we going next?” A great deal of thanks goes to the planners of June’s Civic and Cultural Committee’s outing. You did a wonderful job!

Waiting to board the Jungle Queen for our cruise up the New River.

Karaoke Nights sponsored by Cafe Zen Text & Photos by JuLEs KEssELmAN Unknown to me, Jacques Tertulien of Cafe Zen has been sponsoring a Karaoke night every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening between 6 and 8 p.m. We spent one Thursday

evening enjoying dinner and Karaoke. Marty Lacks ran the Karaoke, while Norm Rotkowitz got the audience to participate. He stressed that Karaoke was not for professionals, a few

were, but most were not. At least they got up to participate and we all enjoyed them. For those who do not know what Karaoke is, it is a form of interactive en-

Professional entailer, Murray Rose entertaining the audience with Marty Lacks looking on.

tertainment in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music (and/ or a music video) using a microphone and public address system. The music is typically a well-

known pop song minus the lead vocal. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with a moving symbol or changing color and/or music video images, to guide the singer.

Part of the capacity audience enjoying Karaoke.


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Ask the Doctor By DR .VIRGINIA mCINTOsH

Question: Why is it so important for a diabetic person to see a podiatrist? Answer: When you have diabetes, you have a greater risk of developing foot problems caused by uncontrolled glucose levels. The nerves in your feet may become damaged resulting in the inability to detect injuries or sores. A small blister or sore, if not treated promptly, could develop into a diabetic ulcer. Similarly, damage to the blood vessels in your feet can lead to the development of poor circulation and subsequently poor wound healing. Infections are also more common in diabetics and when combined with poor circulation, could lead to gangrene and ultimately amputation of the affected limb. In addition to keeping your glucose levels under control, a person with diabetes should perform daily foot care. Your physician should be able to review some simple steps that will assist you with this. Podiatrists have an important role to play in the prevention and management of diabetic foot complications. As specialists in disorders of the foot and ankle, they are highly trained at detecting and treating these problems. In addition to a thorough inspection of your feet and trimming of the toenails, a Podiatrist will perform a debridement of corns and calluses, evaluate the pulses in the ankles and feet, do a sensory exam and recommend appropriate footwear. Please feel free to submit your questions through the Reporter.

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Gum Health By ELLEN KAmHI, PhD RN Gum disease is a very common health issue in the U.S. which effects over 80% of adults and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Gingivitis is particularly common and is the mildest form of gum disease. It is marked by swollen and red gums and may be accompanied by bleeding. This early stage is the easiest to reverse, although some of the early warning signs may be missed or dismissed. The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) lists some of the warning signs to watch out for. These include: • Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth • Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard food • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth • Loose or separating teeth • Pus between your gums and teeth • Sores in your mouth • Persistent bad breath • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite • A change in the fit of partial dentures If this condition is not treated, it may progress to a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Once it gets to this stage, plaque grows below the gum line. One of the serious consequences of periodontal disease is the fact that it can actually negatively affect the health of your whole body – not only your mouth. The actual cause of this inflammatory condition is a chronic bacterial infection. There are many microorganisms that may be the causative agent. The activity of these microbes can destroy the bone structure as well as the gums which support healthy teeth. The separation that occurs between the teeth and the gums allows for pockets to form which may allow the microbes to migrate from the inflamed gums to the respiratory system, as well as the heart and other organs of the body. The Journal of Periodontology published an article that linked diabetes with gum disease, since this condition can increase blood sugar which is linked to many complications of diabetes. This confirms the importance of paying attention to maintaining healthy gums to reduce the risk for both diabetes and heart disease. Many factors increase

the risk of gum disease. These include: pharmaceutical medications, especially if they cause dry mouth, smoking, hormonal changes, chronic illness such as diabetes, genetic propensity, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, poor oral hygiene and many other factors. Gum disease can actually be ‘catchy’ and can be spread between individuals in a household since the microorganisms may be passed along via saliva – through kissing, the use of food utensils, glasses and other surfaces used by several family members. Therefore, if one member of the family has gum disease, everyone should be checked by a dentist and take precautions to avoid it. To treat or reverse gum problems, proper dental care is important. Daily brushing and flossing is recommended by the American Dental Association and using an oral

irrigator can help keep gums in good shape. Professional dental cleaning is important; if gum disease is advanced, deep cleaning and scaling may be necessary. A tongue scraper can be a helpful oral hygiene tool that is often underutilized in America but can be an excellent addition to help maintain gum health. Healthy eating is of paramount importance for every aspect of health including gum health. The worst foods for the teeth and gums include simple carbohydrates such as cake, cookies, highlyprocessed and junk food. It is especially harmful to eat these kinds of foods at night and then go to sleep without brushing, since the high sugar content increases the growth of harmful bacteria and can form a film over the teeth that allows the bacteria to proliferate. Some of the best foods for gum health include fruits and vegetables

that have a high amount of water which can help stimulate the release of saliva and digestive enzymes while you eat them, such as crunchy celery and green apples. When choosing a tooth paste, look for natural ingredients such as healthy antimicrobial herbs including tea tree oil, oil of oregano and neem, rather than saccharin, artificial colorings and sweeteners and other possibly toxic ingredients often found in commercial brands. Baking soda can be helpful to keep the mouth alkaline; just dissolve ¼ teaspoon in water and swish after brushing. Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, www. naturalnurse.com; Facebook The Natural Nurse, is a medical school professor, author of many books including The Natural Medicine Chest and offers private consultations. She also answers consumer questions at www.naturesanswer.com. 800-829-0918.

Athletic Schedule Century Village® East August 1st 2011

Health Club All Levels Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00

Low Impact

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

(Elen)

(Debbie)

(Cristina)

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

9:00

Body Toning & Weights (Gale)

Body Toning & Weights

Body Toning & Weights

Body Toning & Weights

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

Easy Stretch

Easy Stretch

Pilates

(Debbie)

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

(Debbie)

Relax with Yoga

9:15

Relax with Yoga

(Janet O)

9:45 10:35

Saturday

(Janet O)

Easy Stretch (Gale) Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

(Nancy)

(Debbie)

(Debbie)

(Cleide)

(Nancy)

Yoga Stretch

10:45

(Dotty)

12:00 1:00

Line Dance

Zumba

Pilates

Zumba

(Martha)

(Fabio)

(Debbie)

(Fabio)

Senior Fitness &Weights

Senior Fitness &Weights

Senior Fitness &Weights

(Gale)

(Debbie)

(Cleide)

Chair Stretch

1:15

(Gale)

1:45

Balance (Gale)

Balance

2:00

(Gale)

2:45

Chi-Gung

Tai-Chi

(Terry)

(Terry)

Chair Yoga

3:15

(Janet O)

Party Room All Levels 9:00

Pilates (Gale)

2:00

Zumba (Fabio)

Aquatic Schedule All Levels 9:15 Outdoor

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

(Elen)

(Gale)

(Cristina)

(Viktoriya)

(Viktoriya)

(Gale)

12:00 Indoor

Arthritic Aquacise

Arthritic Aquacise

(Viktoriya)

(Viktoriya)

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Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members call for updated meeting information. Call or fax Ron Goldfarb at 954-596-5198.

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.

American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) Freedom Chapter of Deerfield Beach meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel. For further information, call Rose Trugman at 954-428-6627 or Rose Vaupen at 954-426-2392.

Broward Homebound Program Your donations will enable elderly and disabled residents to live independently at home with dignity. For further information, call Sharon Ross at 954-786-2484.

AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the General Purpose Room G, September to May. For information, call Norma at 954-4282386 or 954-571-8673. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November thru April) from 10 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our web site at http://artclubofcve.site.voila.fr/. Artists and non-artists are welcome. Don’t miss our Best of the Village Art Expo on Sat., March 3 and Sun., March 4, 2012. For information, call Claudette Roberge, President (November 2011 through April 2012), at 954-428-1005 or e-mail us at artclubofcve@yahoo.com. Astronomy Club begins its meetings in November. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in General Purpose Room E. For information, call Jerry at 954-428-9381 or Norma at 954-480-8938. Ballroom Dance Club meets every Thursday in the Exercise Room at 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at no charge. Singles and couples welcome. For information, call Ernie Feder at 954-418-8895. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women All meetings will be held in the Activity Center and includes board and membership. For further information, contact Dave Polak at 954-420-0096. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the Clubhouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in General Purpose Room N. Study the old and new testaments. All welcome. For further information, call Anne Eckman at 561-315-4932 or Marion Rosenthal at 561-865-1128. Billiards Ladies and Gentlemen, your tables are waiting. Come in and enjoy the great game of pool. If you are a beginner and require instructions, Martin Feldman will be glad to help. Contact him at 954-419-9477. Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl,) Town Center Rd. and Military Trail. All welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call Nelson at 561865-3864. Broward Council of Na’Amat USA (formerly Pioneer Women)

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 interaction 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 2011-2012 will be on the second Thursday in December. For more information, check the website at www.canadianclubcve.com. Catholic Social Club For information, call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266. Century Camera Club Summer Activities: To find out about any summer activities and for on-line discussions, go to cvecamera@ googlegroups.com. Fall meetings start Tuesday, November 1. Meetings will be the first and third Tuesday of each month through April, 2012 from 2 – 4 p.m. in room GP-F Clubhouse. Learn more, share, critique, take photo trips and help plan more. Century Juniors Club of CVE Active, couples only, social club meets at 7 p.m., second Thursday of each month, accepting new members. For information, call Harriet at 954-4263008. Chabad of Deerfield Beach Shabbat services are held on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 201 South Military Trail (back gate access from Century Village.) Torah study is on Wednesday evening from 7:308:30 p.m. For holiday information and additional events and classes, please call the Shul at 954-422-1835, email ChabadDeerfield@aol.com or check our website at www.ChabadDeerfield.com. Choraleers CVE produced and directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse

Party Room starting November 2, 2011. We rehearse for a once a year concert in our theater. If you enjoy singing, join us. For information, call Esther (954421-8815), Shirley (954-426-2107) or Amalia (954-426-3661). City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse in General Purpose Room A. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma at 954480-8938 or Rosalie at 954-427-1593. Clubhouse Bingo every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Party Room. It is new and exciting and lots of fun. Only dabbers are used; no more chips. A six pack sells for $3, the Early Bird and Bingo Special sells for $1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pay $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information, call Judy at 954421-2580. Cornerstone Community Baptist Church Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., For information, call 954-4212530. CVE Camera Club For information call Patty Bender @ 908-477-7811. CVE Duplicate Bridge Club. Games Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 12 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Card Room B. For information, call Irving Ruga at 954-698-9741. CVE Fishing Club Salt & Fresh water fishing. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse, Room C first floor. For more information, call Lucy Mel at 954-684-6881. CVE Interfaith Prayer hotline: 954-571-1763, continuing the work of the late Geri Hope, has Catholic and Jewish residents praying in their own homes from the same prayer list page. Call the Prayer line at any time to request prayers for yourself or others. Requests may be anonymous. Just state the specific need, with the name or initials of the person needing prayer. Miracles still happen. For information, call Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095. CVE Magic Club Monday, 2 p.m., discussions Magic Learning, speakers, discuss magic, conventions, demonstrations. For information, call 954-698-9334. CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse General Purpose Room. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954-428-1794. CVE Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645.

CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A, located on the second floor. Membership of $7 entitles you to free coffee and donuts, free lessons, use of club equipment, open play all season and social events. Call Secretary Shelia Guernard at 954-428-9822 or E-mail Larry Norris at hlnorris@comcast.net. CVE String Chamber Group is open to capable musicians. Come and get a musical workout year round on Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the mezzanine (third floor of Clubhouse) Music Library office next to elevator. For information, call Blanche at 954426-4513. CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in our fundraising efforts. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fundraisers can be found in the flyer in the staff office, or in the guild’s column Our 65 member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert each month, from December through March, including professional soloists. We are looking to add more violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-395-5645. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. and beyond, next to tennis court. All invited. Contact Max Amichai Heppner 954-903-0567. Email: Maxamichai@comcast.net. Dance With Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No Charge. For information, call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-698-9240. Deerfield Beach Computer Club will go on a summer break after the May 20 session. It will resume its popular classes on September 9. For further information, contact Barry or Bev at 954-725-9331 or Jules at 954-5709470 or visit the club website at www. db-cc.org. Deerfield Beach Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Activities Center. Stimulating political discussions. All invited. Refreshments served. For information, call Bernie Parness, President at 954-415-5658. Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information, call Roz Bloom at 954428-1598. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 of Deerfield Beach has trained Service Officers to assist you in obtaining benefits that you are entitled to. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO VETERANS FOR THIS HELP! Just call 954-520-9434 to set up an appointment.


AUGUST 2011 District 65 U.A.W. (formerly South Florida Retirees) meets every third month on the third Tuesday of the month, 12 noon, at the Activity Center. Updated reports will be made on the 65 Security Plan. Please attend and bring new members. For further information, call Pearl Hill at 954-4217776. District Council 37 Retirees Next meeting held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33436. For information, call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-451-3643. Egyptology Club meets for group study, discussion and videos every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., in General Purpose Room C. Future meetings will concentrate on the history, culture and art of Ancient Egypt. The club will continue with the video lectures by Dr. Bob Brier. For further information, call Golda at 954-360-7377. Emunah of America meets third Wednesday every month at 12 noon in the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All cordially welcome. For information about this chapter, call Ina Ciocca at 954-360-0740 or Selma at 954427-8674 or Pearl at 954-426-0189. Friends of Deerfield Beach Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum every Friday at 10 a.m., and the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Seminars held at 7 p.m. in recreation room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction featuring plants, herbs and trees from our nursery. Refreshments served. All invited. Volunteers needed to help spread mulch, weed and participate in planting activities. For further information, call 954-480-4494. Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at noon in Activity Room B at the rear of Le Club. Use bus No. 5. Interesting programs! For information, call Minerva Katz at 954-427-9902 or Adele at 954 427-4970. Hispanic Club meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room B at the Activity Center from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our dues are $6 per year. Come and meet new friends and help us plan club activities. For information, call Ana at 954-427-6033 or Jane at 954-4215584. El Club Hispano se reune el segundo Domingo de cada mes en el Salon B del Activity Center de 2:30 a 4:00 de la tarde. Las cuotas son $6 anuales. Unase a nosotros y haga nuevas amistades y ayundenos a planificar actividades. Para mas informacion llamen a Ana al 954-424-6033 o Jane al 954-421-5584. 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 at 954-426-5021. Independent Living meets in the Clubhouse the first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the elevator alcove near the theater. For further information, contact Jodi at 954-722-6400. Italian-American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Join us for fun. Some of our functions: Pizza Parties,

Picnics (the Italian Way), Trips, Lunch/ Dinner Theatre, Guest Speakers and more. Contacts all year: Lena Radicella at 954-428-2184, Lucille Carlucci at 954421-2406 and Toni Ponto at 954-4280286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN.

Let’s Talk meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month, 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room N. Discussions, daytrips, films will be topics of the day. For further information, call Gladys at 954-421-9232 or Irene at 954-418-9156.

Jet Setters, CVE’s new club for widows, widowers and singles. Plans for various day trips will be discussed and members will be able to sign up for these events. For information, call Lila at 954-596-9949 or Sandi at 954725-5895.

Lois Meet Lois Introductions are easy at the meetings of the Lois Club, where membership across the nation is solely on a first name basis. The premise of the club seems to take hold because the name, while popular in the 1930s and ‘40s went out of style. Lois’ say they don’t often encounter others with the same name, so when they do, they’re drawn together. The South Florida Lois Club is fascinating to see how similar we are. Those interested in joining our Lois Club are welcome. For further information call Lois R. 954-425-6922, organizer.

Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary 265 meets the third Sunday of the month in the Activity Room C behind Le Club at 10:30 a.m. Show your support of our troops by joining and getting involved in our numerous programs benefitting our armed forces. We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. For information, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Shirley Goldstein at 954-480-8716 or Mickie Maurer at 954-570-6342 or Ralph Bell at 954-590-2965. The homeless veterans, both men and women, in South Florida are part of the “wages of war.” Those of us who were fortunate enough to go comparatively unscathed through the battles, both at home and abroad, owe them a debt. This post is conducting a clothing drive to aid them. They need: blankets, new underwear and socks, toiletries, outerwear, shoes, rain gear and whatever else you think of that will help. Please, all items must be clean and in wearable condition, not torn or dirty. All items collected will be delivered to the Veterans Center in West Palm Beach by us. Just a phone call to 954-590-2965 will bring a prompt reply to your call. This post would like to increase its membership. If you are a veteran of any war and are interested, please contact us at the above number. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters. If you have an “Itch to Stitch,” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. Kosher Singles a new club for dining, travel and day trips. Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room B, second floor. For more information call 954-698-9334. 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 Reine Larouche at 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954427-9839. L’Alliance Francophone of CVE Si vous parlez Français, joignez-vous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information, appeler Reine Larouche 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information, call Walter Reich at 954421-6875 or Victor Goldring at 954-4182174.

Marie’s Cabaret If you like to sing, tell stories and have humor to relate, come visit Marie’s Cabaret every Monday at 6:45 p.m. in Music Room A or the GPA Room in the Clubhouse. Also, if you play the piano or any other instrument, we welcome you. Visit us, and enjoy an evening of pleasure along with meeting new friends. For further information call Herb Krasner 954-4257009. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, an affiliate of the American Heart association, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart Healthy Snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information call 561392-3000. Na’Amat USA ,Negev/Gila Chapter (Century Village-Deerfield Beach) For information about this organization, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Council of Jewish Women. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse, Room N, at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. All welcome, nonsectarian. Paid up membership call Fran at 954-428-1336. Program for the coming months: 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 at 954428-0634. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. We meet the first 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 at 10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the church at 954-427-3045. New York Transit Retirees of Florida meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Centura

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Park Clubhouse, 2395 N. W. 36th Ave., Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your pensions and medical benefits. For information, call 561-479-2149. NE Focal Point Senior Center: Adult Day Care service, Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-4804463. Yoga Lite every Monday at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance lessons every Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness Program, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 noon to 1 p.m. ($10 donation per month) “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting class every Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Self Empowerment support group every Wednesday at 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/ intermediate, every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginner Computer lessons offered one-on-one at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Michelle Flower at 954-480-4447 and assist in Floral Arrangements. Volunteer opportunities; Contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl. Daily Mass Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. by Rev Kenneth Whittaker. For further information, call 954-421-3246. Philadelphian and Neighbors Club Meetings third Tuesday of every month from October to March, Room N, at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Greet old and new friends. For information, call Irene Axelrod at 954-418-9156 or Lena Alexander at 954-429-2865. Ping Pong Club-Intermediate/ Advanced Ping Pong Players wanted for doubles and singles games. 9-10 a.m. daily. Come or call Rudy Mozny 954-421-4299. Poetry Study & Discussion Group Poetry heals! It can relieve boredom, anxiety, depression, loneliness and more. Come and see. The group meets Mondays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Howard at 954-5717148. Practice Spanish Club Meets Mondays 12:30 to 2 p.m. (all year) in the Clubhouse Elevator Alcove on the theater level. For information, call Mary Feldman at 954-419-9477. Red Hatters Club JCP Red Hatters meet the second Wednesday of each month in the Clubhouse. Monthly outings planned. Requirement for membership is a Red Hat and Purple Dress, Blouse, Pants, etc. must be worn on outings. For more information, phone Josephine Privitera at 954-425-7026. Russian Club will be meeting every third Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of Galina Baraz, 2064 Ventnor P. For further information, contact Galina at 954-428-3870. Saint Ambrose Catholic Church Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturday morning Vigil Masses 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 6 p.m., Confessions Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., For information, call the church at 954-427-2225.


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Senior Support Group We are here to give the support you need. We pledge confidentiality. Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. Room C in the Clubhouse. Provided by the Center for Group Counseling, sponsored by the United Way of Palm Beach County. For more information call 561-483-5300. Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Senior Volleyball for men and women on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Volleyball Court, next to the main tennis courts back of the Clubhouse. Everyone who attends plays. Call Max at 954-903-0567, E-mail: Heppnershanamax@aol.com. Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. There will be no meetings during the summer. Gift Shop now open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone welcome. For further information, call Helen Hagler at 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman at 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 Come join us with a social club that has been in existence for a long time. If you are a couple and like to be active and enhance your life style, our club affords the opportunities of meeting new friends, going on many different cruises, experiencing many restaurants, as well as day trips to museums, casino gambling, shows and theaters, weekends away and mystery trips. All couples of any age are welcome. Don’t waste another minute. For information call Lillian at 954-360-2941. Social Singles If you are 70 years old or younger and feeling young at heart, Social Singles is the club for you.

AUGUST 2011 We are a club that enjoys going to shows, museums, nature outings and more. We dine at local restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Our meetings are held the second Monday of the month in the Clubhouse at 7 p.m., room G. For more information, please call Frieda at 954-429-1750 or Sheila at 954-725-1521. Softball Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call William Brooker at 561-702-2001. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group meets on the second Saturday each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information, call Gladys or Evelyn at 954-429-0455. South Florida Harmonica Club Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate, Fl. 33063. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month until April at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Stained Glass room. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954-426-4853. Stamp and Coin Club meets every fourth Thursday at 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room C on the first floor. Residents and guests are invited to have their stamps and coins there to sell, buy and 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 at 954-428-2303 or Hortense at 954-429-1604. Talking Book Club the JBI Library, in conjunction with the Low Vision Group in CVE, is forming a monthly Talking Book Club. Each participant will receive the same audio book. A representative for the JBI Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse, Music Room B. For information, call Marilyn Ball 954360-9074. Tai-Chi The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress Temple Beth Israel is a Conservative, Egalitarian Congregation, which has a Minyan on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Cantor Irvin Bell conducts Friday evening services at 7:30 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. He also conducts Saturday morning services which are held at 9 a.m., followed by a Kiddush. The Temple has a circulating library of books in Judaica and current best sellers. The library also has an ongoing book sale. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, call the office at 954421-7060. Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) Services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. in the Activity Center by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows services every week. For additional information, call President Marvin Schmier, 954-570-3316. The Theosophical Society of Deerfield located at 831 SE 9th Street, phone number 954-420-0908 offers a free Sunday Speaker’s Forum every week from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, we have many interesting classes during the day and evenings, also without charge. To obtain a free quarterly bulletin, call the lodge at the

above number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE resident, for more information, about specific classes we offer at 954-3607080. The Village Vagabonds Jazz band plays Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Music Room A from November until April. For information, call Ted at 954-428-0578. United Federation of Teachers/ Retired Teachers Chapter Meetings at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. West of Jog, Delray. For further information, call Hilda Cohen at 954428-6805. United Club No. 7 (Retirees of ILGWU & ACTWU) meets on the first Thursday or first Saturday of each month in the Clubhouse, Room N at 1 p.m. For information, call Bea Jacobs at 954 427-2133. United Order True Sisters All welcome. For information contact President Marilyn Asner, 954-4270461 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, at 954-570-9526. Waves (Navy Gals) Meets every month on the first Saturday at 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954427-7119. We Care of CVE still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. only.) Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675. Women Marines Association Membership is open to women who serve or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Marine Reserves. Many people are not aware of our existence. For information, call Ruth Beisner at 954-428-1637. Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at south County Civic Center on Jog Rd. For information, call Miriam Guz at 561-495-7378.


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A Light at the End of the Tunnel? By sY BLum, Associate Editor And the beat goes on! As always, the media and the politicians keep avoiding the Number One problem that confronts the entire world: unemployment. Instead they divert the public’s attention by making major issues about things like President Obama’s birth certificate, the escapades of Anthony Weiner, the comings and goings of Sarah Palin, etc., etc., ad nauseum. And for good reason. There is no viable remedy in sight, except one. As has been stated in my columns many times before, the word is “innovation.” It has been bandied about off and on but up until now, this writer has seen no actual evidence that anything is being done to start something. From reading the newspapers and being just an ordinary citizen, I (and you) increasingly see the word “nano” in print. Although it will have no bearing on what time is left for me, I decided to find out just what a nano is. It is a Latin word and is expressed in decimal terms. There are many other words that are only used in higher mathematics, if at all. To give you an idea of how small a nano is, the decimal equivalent is 0.000.000.001! In practical terms, nanomaterials measure about three billionths of an inch. And some elements that are being worked with are even smaller. So, let us just say it is probably the smallest thing that science can work with . . . so far and definitely beyond human comprehension. So, one of the few new ideas evolving to solve an impending worldwide catastrophe is nanotechnology. At present, the most promi-

nent result of this “new kid on the block” is in the manufacture of microchips. This is a silicone wafer that contains, thanks to nanotechnology, billions of electrical circuits on a tiny chip. Of course, this is the heart of virtually every electronic instrument in use today. Surprisingly, at least to me, in addition, nanomaterials are already being used in pest controls, sunscreens, hamburger containers, air purifiers and toys, to name a few. For whatever reason, news of this new scientific miracle is hard to come by. Fortunately, Bernice and I spend our summers in Albany, NY. It so happens that the State of New York, despite its poor political reputation and high taxes, is in the forefront of promoting nanotechnology. The State has funded and built a gigantic, state-of-theart complex close by our summer home, called the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. It has already attracted $6 billion in private investments, employs 2,600 scientists, researchers, engineers and technicians. And this is only the beginning. There are also several smaller enterprises working on nano products in many other areas of the country. All of the above should enable us to be at least cautiously optimistic about the future. (To give this new technology legitimacy, the Environmental Protection Agency has already announced that it will seek to determine whether nanomaterials can cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment and human health.)

It should not be too difficult to realize that to reap the potential tremendous benefits of nanotechnology it falls on our ravaged and deteriorating education system to produce the best and the brightest among our young people to learn to work with this new technology. Not a small task. First and foremost, we must get really serious about demanding more attention to learning than there is at present. Among other things, our young people should have a much longer school year as in other countries. There should be more emphasis on science Another one of the most and mathematics. And, most important benefits is the fact, definitely, there should be that it is very unlikely that it emphasis on ever-expanding can be outsourced which, of sports programs that take course, is one of the main reaaway countless hours from sons for our present festering what schooling should be all unemployment problem. (Our about; not only from the athrepresentatives in Washingletes themselves but from the ton must cooperate to assure rabid student fans that follow that any new products that their every move. actually emerge from nanoTo sum up, we must get technology will be produced back to basics and teach our within our shores.) When all is said and done, Americans, young people to concentrate on learning. And most impor- given the proper training, can tantly to concentrate on teach- hold their own against the rest of the world. ing the skills that will be reDown through recent quired to work with this new history, municipalities have technology. We must train attracted new industries by students to be “square” parts giving tax breaks on propto fit “square,” not “round” erty, taxes, infrastructure and holes. In other words, there more. Unfortunately, in this must be a seamless progression from the classroom to the new world of innovation this will no longer work. The key lab or factory. To do less, will not solve our present problem word is now “education.” Any government “breaks” and will just continue to see our former worldwide promi- should be in financing nence deteriorate further. #3 BS improvements to our educa08-11 Correction

CORRECTION "Reader: Please be aware that the article described in the July Reporter, Me and My iPod, is the iPodTouch and not the iPod. They are completely different "animals". The author sincerely apologizes for this oversight, Sy Blum.

MEN’tal By H ELENE WAYNE

Think about this: in the English language there are so many words that are “male” involved. Of course, leading the list is the word fe”MALE.” Then look at the signs on doors next time you are in a public building that say Wo”MEN” or “LAD”ies. What really brought on this situation was the receipt of some “MAN”gos

from my friend who got them from her stepmother’s tree. We are all (no matter what sex) hu”MAN” and a middle age situation is called “MEN”opause. It makes females feel like we’re only put on this earth to propagate the species. Don’t get me wrong, I really do like men, the more the merrier. But hate it when

tional system. Money and/or concessions should be offered for new schools and more high-tech teachers offering instructions on how to work in this evolving technology. And, yes, the plight of “lunch pail Joe” will not be overlooked. With increasing employment in high tech, there will be increasing demand for back up services – services that fall to those of us who are not capable of becoming engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc. While to many of us, the foregoing may seem like “pie in the sky,” inasmuch as it is extremely difficult for the layman to comprehend the complexity of this new technology, the fact remains that, in this writer’s opinion, there is nothing else out there to even begin to solve the unemployment problem. Giant industries from tiny nanos grow . . . maybe.

they are in a car and say, “Woman Driver.” I’m probably the only female that says “Man Driver” to retaliate. I checked Mr. Webster and found lots of words that included the “male” words. Try mankind, manslaughter, mania, manure and, of course, maniac. The word “men” only spawned two worth mentioning, menace and

mentor. Thinking back a hundred or more years, I remember that in elementary and high school they used to call us boys and girls. I hope that still exists. I repeat, I really do like men in spite of all this, these words were around long before the guys that may be reading it. Guess I’m just “MEN” tal.


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It’s Tough Being an Illegal By JER RY WOLF

In my home town of Heredia, Costa Rica, a very young man, Jose Diaz, had a desire to live in the USA. He had gone to bilingual schools, spoke English and wanted to start a business and make his fortune. As a resident he had a Green Card and would be eligible for US citizenship. He was an excellent automobile mechanic and started an import car agency. In order to get the best prices he traveled to Korea, the USA and Japan to get the best profits. As time went on he became quite prosperous and fell in love with a Tica (Costa

Rican woman) named Maria and married her. He and his wife had two children, a boy named Neil and a year later, a girl named Alicia. As a resident of the USA he brought his family to New Jersey where his central office was. Neil and Alicia thrived and became real Yankees. They finished primary and secondary schools and the entire Diaz family enjoyed living here. Maria developed a cyst which threatened to become malignant and needed a serious operation to remove it. Jose wanted her to go to

a local hospital but Maria’s sisters told her to return to Costa Rica and use the national insurance of Costa Rica which had already been paid for. Jose said, “Don’t leave the country or you’ll have trouble getting back!” But she said, “I want the comfort of my family there while I recuperate; besides we’ll save a lot of medical expense.” She was willful, but adamant and flew back to Costa Rica using her Tica passport. The operation was successful and after a few weeks she made arrangements to return to Jose, Neil and Alicia. At the

airport she was not allowed to get on the plane. She found a lawyer who gave her a writ saying that she was an emergency case and told her to fly to Orlando where the immigration wasn’t so strict. When she arrived in Orlando, Jose, Neil and Alicia were waiting at the gate. However, U.S. Immigration wouldn’t accept her Costa Rican passport, and she was deported while her whole family wept. When Maria went back to her old address in Costa Rica, a letter arrived from the US Consulate telling her that she would be ineligible to return to the USA

for five years. She realized then that she would not be able to give motherly advice to Alicia nor kisses to Neil. Shortly after this, Jose received the notice that he was ineligible for US citizenship. Apparently, he had forgotten his previous marriage and as he didn’t divorce his first wife he might be charged with bigamy. For five years the children would be motherless and Jose would never become a citizen. Another crushing blow – Maria and her two children were considered illegal and subject to be deported at any time.

I’m Just Askin’ By L EN WITHAm

08/31/11

Yup, it’s that time of year when songs like The Heat is On, Hot Time in the Summertime, Too Hot to Handle, In the Heat of the Night, Heat Wave, Hot Rockin’, Hot Stuff, White Heat-Red Hot, Too Hot, Heat of the Moment and Hot, Hot, Hot start running through your brain. Florida in the summer is so hot…you eat hot peppers to cool your mouth. You can fry eggs on your belly at the beach. When the temperature drops below 95, you get a chill. Hot water comes out of both taps. You realize asphalt has a liquid state. Farmers start feeding chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs. Squirrels are handling their nuts with potholders. Cows are giving powdered milk. Your seat belt buckle becomes a branding iron. The next Miami sports team will be called “The Humidity.” People sweat like Sarah Palin taking a history test. You spill McDonald’s coffee on your lap to cool down. You get hot flashes – and you’re a man! You work late so you don’t have to leave the air conditioning. Pigs complain that they’re sweating like fat humans. Politicians take

their hands out of your pockets to fan themselves. Strippers burst into flame when they do a friction dance. Trees beg dogs to pee on them. Criminals decide to kill themselves because it’s cooler in hell. On the golf course, you use the ball-washing machine in unique ways. You break

up with your girlfriend because she’s a “hottie.” Your car overheats before you start it. The swans in the park come in original recipe or extra crispy. You burn your hand opening the car door. But I’m just askin’ if you’d trade a few months of this for five months of cold and snow up North?


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What’s Bugging You By HARRY L. KATZ I am indebted to my pest management friend, Al Hoffer, for advising me of the “pest of the month” in South Florida. It is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – brown, marble colored and about one-half inch long. A recent introduction from East Asia, it is an agricultural pest on tree

fruits and soybeans. For Florida residents, it is an especially odorous resident pest. It is attracted to lights, especially to first-floor apartments on the sunny side of the building. They get into crevices around door and window frames. All exterior crevices should be sealed with caulk or other sealant.

If they enter and die inside the wall, they become food for carpet beetles, another pest we do not need. It is best to spray with an insect spray for flies, cockroaches or ants and to sweep up and dispose of the dead insects. Using a vacuum will cause the hose to smell so bad it may need to be

replaced. They do not bite or spread germs but they will make you use room deodorants. The stink bug’s natural enemy is the wheel bug. This is an ugly, one and one-half inch creature which smells worse than the stink bug – more business for deodorant manufacturers.

How to Grow Old Without Feeling Old By BETTY sCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor Growing old is a phase of life that those of us lucky enough to live long enough will have to go through. Most people think of retirement as a time to relax and enjoy a slower pace. However, once they reach that stage, many find themselves bored and lonely instead. This can be avoided, in most cases, by making some effort to do something about it. Keep age in perspective. Never think of age as being anything but just a number. There are some things in life that we have no control over, such as when we were born. There are other things we do

have some control over, such as how we think and how we function. Live and enjoy each day. There is always something positive and something to look forward to each day. Look forward to reading a good book or meeting with friends. Reach out to people, even if it is only to say “Hi” to someone in the supermarket or a department store. Don’t waste time thinking that you’re too old to do things. As long as you have your health you can do just about anything you find an interest in doing. If you have never used a computer, buy

one and learn how to use it. Learn new things that you haven’t learned before, don’t worry if it is too “young.” Nothing is. Take care of your body. Eat healthy! Exercise at home or at a gym. Just keep moving. Our bodies need to move. They need to be used to their full range and ability every day. Find a physical activity that you enjoy and that makes you feel good, whether it is biking, swimming, dancing or even aerobics. Don’t look back. Don’t worry about what happened in the past. Live just for today. What has been is over and done with. The future has not yet come, so all we

have is today. Enjoy today, let the past go and plan for the future. Keep your mind alert. Do puzzles, learn a new language or take up a hobby you were always too busy for. Become a volunteer and you will meet other volunteers who will share their interests with you. Be Optimistic. Try to avoid thinking negative thoughts as it will get you nothing but unhappiness. For example, trying to figure out why a mate died and left you alone will only bring you sadness. Instead remember all the wonderful years you shared, and how you both brought such amazing chil-

dren into this world. Go out with a smile on your face and enjoy the rest of your life as much as you can. Continue to do the things you used to enjoy. Think of something you always wanted to do and start a new career. Many great painters didn’t start till they were in their sixties, seventies or eighties. The difference between a spry “oldster” and inactive “oldster” is extraordinary. Just stay flexible, keep moving, and ALWAYS THINK POSITIVE THOUGHTS. George Eliot, the great Victorian author wrote, “It’s never too late to be who you might have been!”

Catholic Mass Discontinued at Activities Center By mARY ANNE suRRETTE, secretary of CVE Catholic Club mass Team Mary Ann Braun, President of the CVE Catholic Club Mass Team, has announced a recent change to the weekly CVE Vigil Mass. The Mass for CVE residents has moved from Saturdays at 6:15 p.m.

in the Le Club Activities Center to Saturdays at 4 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Military Trail. The EAST bus will arrive at, and leave from, the Clubhouse at 3:30 p.m. on

Saturdays and return to the Clubhouse after Mass. As most CVE residents are aware, our on-site weekly Mass was suddenly discontinued after eight years running.

The new pastor at Our Lady of Mercy Church cannot guarantee that a priest will be available for us on a regular basis. We hope and pray that in the future CVE residents can once again be blessed with an on-site CVE

Mass, a goal the CVE Mass Team continues to work toward. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266 or Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095.


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Confessions of a Car Nut By sTAN WEINsTEIN

Greetings once again my fellow car aficionados! Now that’s a fancy name, but then again you have to see some of the fancy names bestowed upon some of our dear old American cars of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Let’s start out with one of my most memorable the IMPALA. It was first introduced in 1958 as a completely new model by Chevrolet. I was a mere lad of sixteen, but the sight of that car made me drool! In my eyes, it was the most gorgeous car on the street, especially in black with its tons of chrome and beautiful contours. An IMPALA, according to Webster’s dictionary, is a wild, brown African antelope, and the male species was slender with curved horns. What a name to pin on a car, but for the better part of fifty years it’s still around and people love them! See if you can figure out the origin of these names: SAVOY-PLAZA- CAMBRIDGE-BELVEDERE-VALIANT-MEADOWBROOKCORONET-DIPLOMAT-ST. REGIS-PHOENIX-DARTSWINGER -POLARAMONACO. Give up yet? Well, all of these and probably a few more were all made and readily available at any DODGE or PLYMOUTH dealership. These were all every day cars that our parents drove to work and on trips. Now that’s only the tip of the iceberg! Want some more? LeSABRE -INVICTA-ELECTRA-RIVIERA-WILDCAT-APOLLOSKYLARK-SKYHAWK -CENTURY-SPECIAL- SUPER-ROADMASTER. All made by BUICK. Getting tired yet? GALAXIEXL500SUNLINER-STARLINERVICTORIA-CROWN VICTORIA-MARAUDERBREEZEWAY-MONTEGOCOMET-CAPRI-COSMOPOLITAN-ZEPHYR-MONTEREY-CONTINENTALMARKV- MACH1. All of these were made by Ford in three divisions known as FORD-LINCOLN-MERCURY. There were other cars that were “orphans,” such as the Studebaker-Hudson-WillysPackard-Nash and later on Rambler; even those cars had some fancy monikers.

Ever hear of a STUDEBAKER AVANTI? HUDSON HORNET? PACKARD PATRICIAN? NASH STATESMAN? WILLYS AERO? Yes, these all existed and with the exception of the AVANTI , could be bought at local dealerships at reasonable to moderate prices. PONTIAC had a great lineup -- BONNEVILLEGRAND PRIX-TEMPEST-

CATALINA-VENTURALEMANS-GTO -- all macho and cool sounding names. The now defunct DeSOTO, which was a step up from a Dodge but not quite yet a Chrysler, had some cool names as well -- FIREDOME-FIRESWEEPADVENTURER. These were some very glitzy and sexy looking cars in the late fifties and early sixties!

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at you but sometimes less is more! Don’t want to make you as “nuts as I am.” Now you know why this is called confessions of a car nut. Happy and safe motoring! See ya next time! Be kind to your car! If you wanna talk cars, I’m at stanwaiting@ aol.com, ready to reminisce over the last 50-60 years of automotive trivia.

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My Name is Gossip My name is gossip. I have no respect for justice. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted, the more I am believed. My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name or face. To track me down is impossible. The harder you try, the more elusive I become. I am nobody’s friend. Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same. I topple governments and wreck marriages. I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartaches and indigestion. I make innocent people cry in their pillows. Even my name hisses. I am called Gossip. I make headlines and heartaches. Readers, before you repeat a story, ask yourself; “Is it true, is it harmless, is it necessary?” If it isn’t, don’t repeat it. ~ Submitted by BOB GRAVATT

A Sonnet to Susan She seemed as one with the silent sea As her boat drifted by effortlessly Her kayak’s bow was the dolphin’s beam Guided to her by the moonlight’s gleam She counted the pod, found forty in tow They followed dear Susan wherever she’d go She brightened our lives like a harvest moon You took her dear Lord much too soon Her ashes were strewn o’er the silent sea While her dolphin friends watched mournfully When I returned the next day, I spied them playing in the noonday sun I swear, dear Lord I counted forty-one. *Dedicated to Susan Mehrlust and her lovely mother Betty. ~ MARTIN BOLTAX

Climate Change? Earthquakes, tsunamis, draughts and conflagrations Tornadoes, cyclones, floods, wildlife decimation Ozone layer weakens from carbon emissions Dependency on fossil fuel, a bane of civilization Glaciers thaw as arctic warms Harsh winters; ice and snowstorms Anomalies are on the rise Planet earth is jeopardized Naysayers smugly deny in arrogance and fear Some believers quiver; some rely on faith Some “go green,” conserve, recycle, persevere Let’s save our earth, our wildlife, our precious natural resources crafted by the mind of God.

Streetscapes

~ NORMA LOCKER

Streetscapes are organic ballets Where the water is thirsty Under the streetlamps of lives Of what is happening “on the ground.” The prurient interplay of frantic people Faked furor of desperation Contentious visions eerily intersect In our competitive model society economic cannibalism Vulnerable political gadgetry allows the Holy Ghost free passage The sexual exploits of millionaire sexagenarians Interplay with pedophile Priestly schadenfreude On unsuspecting choirboys Transparent philosophies are misunderstood As the notion of moral authority resides in the papacy Ending in desires of backwater ineptitude Of political ethos tackling political egos Raw competition underlies ideological angst Perverse incentives force decentralization The powerless must choose between bills and nutrition Curb carbohydrates and concupiscent appetites The voiceless cry out, class envy or class warfare “I am a man” Foster dense revelations of mind-limbering echoes of freedom Deliberations of biblical laments waft freely Feeding the soul on empty stomachs With an inexorable desire To nature versus nurture Do unto others As you would have them do unto you But do it first Survival activism screams out, catch the waves of empowerment Surfboards among the oceans waves of disillusionment A silly existentialism of damage control Like blood squeezed from turnips Community bonds in nature pees red Bloodletting the exploited psyche With fairness and uniformity Welcome the social safety net From cradle to grave, womb to tomb Individualistic ethos, situation ethics The ethics of survival ~ MARVIN HERSHORN

Dreamscapes I dreamt of my late father It woke me He was sitting on the deck looking sad He asked for a sandwich, I asked what kind do you want? Then, his head slumped and I awoke What is the sidebar to this dream? My parents were married for sixty-three years *************************************** “I have no news.” Lamented my 98-year-old mother From her long-term Senior Care Residence She meant, my life is a nefarious existence, not living My father had been gone for ten years Where do you seek love and sustenance? Nothing is happening; I have nothing to look forward to… Every day is the same; there is no change, nothing to report Emphasis is on the melancholy and malaise of aloneness Days are stereotypes of each other, wintry swaths of discontent There are no cognitive demands only adversity of time A sepulchral gloom has permeated the “residence” Death haunting, the mood of angry narrative is infected with sadness Scarcity of demands creates cranial atrophy Self-perception aging. Bear with it and get over it You do what you have to do despite the unsettling chill Of incontinence… a palpable woe She was being diapered and bathed and fed and dressed I was her only son; the out-of-town caregiver The last family member left She looked at me like a passing fog One day at a time, was her mantra, lingering on Exuding a childlike spirit of rapture Watching the green leaves sprouting from the trees Preparing for the expected ambushes of the harsh winters to follow Preserving dignity is paramount My aggrieved mom wonders, is the prize worth the perils? Cheer her audacity, before her time to go ~ MARVIN HERSHORN


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

Pumped for Murder

By Elaine Viets, Penguin, 292 Pages, $23.95 Successful Fort Lauderdale mystery writer Elaine Viets has just published the tenth in her popular series of “dead end job” mysteries. This latest zeroes in on the physical fitness industry. “Pumped.” Get it? Author Viet researches the settings for her dead-endjob-setting tales by actually working as a “dead-end jobber.” Her research has included jobs as a dress store clerk, phone book proofreader, babysitter, telemarketer, dog groomer, chambermaid, hair dresser and weed puller. Most recently, she researched – and worked as a receptionist in - her local, Fort Lauderdale gym, which became the setting for Pumped for Murder. Her “on location” research pays off, resulting in page-turning, clever – and hilarious – mysteries that have won her legions of fans as well as writing awards. In this latest caper, Helen Hawthorne opens a detective agency with her husband. Their first client is a woman who suspects her husband of being unfaithful. The woman wants Helen to spy on him and track his “outside interests.” The husband spends a lot of time pumping iron at the Fantastic Fitness gym so Helen decides to get a job working there as a receptionist, the better to spy on the alleged, married Don Juan. That’s the “dead-end-job” part. But now she has to work out, stay fit and get back into shape in order to keep both her gym job and her client happy. Complications ensue, among them another case involving a decades-old unsolved murder. Suddenly Helen has her hands full trying to man her desk job at the gym, set aside time for workouts, spy on a possibly-philandering husband -- and find a killer. Twists and turns ensue making this snappy escapade one of Viet’s best.

War at the Wall Street Journal

By Sarah Ellison, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 274 Pages, $27

This remarkable true story – subtitled Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire -- is set in the highest echelons of the media and tells the saga of a great institution under siege. Former Wall Street Journal media correspondent Sarah Ellison takes the reader behind the scenes and into the boardrooms for an insider’s look at one of the most talked-about takeovers in the history of journalism. Using her knowledge of the paper and its people, she goes deep inside the landmark transaction and far beyond it, delving into the rocky transition when media mogul Rupert Murdoch tussled with old Journal hands and prepared to do battle – a five billion dollar battle – with the New York Times. Ellison reveals for the first time that in 2002, years before Murdoch made his bid, future Dow Jones CEO Richard Zannino talked secretly with a Murdoch banker about how to approach Dow Jones and the Bancroft family owners about a deal, and how former managing WSJ editor Marcus Brauchli walked away from the company with a $6.4 million payout, much more money than had previously been reported. This tale is one of big business, an imploding dynasty, a mogul at war and a deal that sums up an era of change. Will the Wall Street Journal overtake the New York Times as our premier national paper? Can Murdoch – as scourge or savior – succeed

amid today’s media upheaval? Will Murdoch’s famed, profane boast, “We’re going to build a (expletive) great paper and I do not give a (expletive) what New York or the media has to say about it!” come true? Stay tuned.

The Cypress House

By Michael Koryta, Little, Brown, 424 Pages, $24.99 Young author Michael Koryta is quickly building a reputation as a leading writer of mystery, suspense and the supernatural. The author of six previous novels, including the award-winning Envy the Night, his work has already been translated into twenty languages. A former private investigator and newspaper columnist now living in St. Petersburg, Florida, Koryta is being hailed for his dazzling blend of storytelling and – in this novel, particularly – his ability to recreate the eeriness of 1930s Florida. His use of the psychology of place – which delivers, in The Cypress House, a satisfying tale of hurricanes and horror – creates genuine page-turners rich with believable characters. Arlen Wagner, the protagonist in Koryta’s newest novel, has seen it in men before – a trace of smoke in their eyes that promises imminent death. He is never wrong. It’s a hot, steamy Florida night that finds Wagner awaking on a train. When he sees death’s telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passen-

gers, he tries to warn them. But only nineteen-year-old Paul Brickell believes him. The two abandon the train, hoping to escape doom. They continue walking south but soon are stranded at The Cypress House, an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house directly in the path of an approaching hurricane. But there’s an even deadlier force that controls the county and everyone living in it. Do they stay and hope to ride out the hurricane that is about to slam into them? And take the chance that, if they do, the eerie presence surrounding them will seize and destroy them? If you’re a suspense fan who also loves a delicious dose of the supernatural, this book, from its chilling beginning to its terrifying end, is definitely for you.

Booknotes

By Brian Lamb, Times Books, 424 Pages, $25 Television audiences owe a huge debt to a familiar C-Span channel face, that of Brian Lamb. It was Lamb who first had the idea for a network that would provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate and the House, including entire hearings that no commercial network could or would touch. Lamb’s early, persistent efforts resulted in the C-Span channel. Today there are three, separate C-Span channels providing serious programming found nowhere else in television. He continues to be founding CEO of C-Span as well as a presence

on the network, currently hosting its weekly, hour-long interview program, Q & A. For a decade, he hosted Booknotes on C-Span, the only place where Americans could find in-depth, quality discussions of books. For one hour, on a set that consisted of two chairs, a black backdrop and a coffee table, Lamb would talk with authors about their latest books, about writing and about the power of ideas and the written word. Repeats of those early shows are still regularly run on the C-Span2 channel. To celebrate, in 1997, what was then the eighth year of Booknotes, Lamb collected the program’s most interesting, revealing and memorable moments in talks with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Shelby Foote, Stephen Ambrose, David Halberstam, David McCullough, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Robert Caro and other historians and authors of note. Booknotes was also the only television program to feature interviews with heads of all three branches of government, from the Chief Justice of the United States, to the president, to the Speaker of the House. These interviews, and many others, appear in this book, along with thirtytwo pages of color photos. Opening this book is like sitting down for a visit with some of the most famous writers in the world, a glorious feast for true book lovers.

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Bridge

CVE Duplicate Bridge Club Winners for June

By IRVING RuGA

By BERNICE RuGA

Bd: 31

♠3

Dir: South

♥K 10 9

Vul: N-S

♦A K Q 4 2 ♣K 6 5 2

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♣QJ8 ♠A K 6 ♥Q 8 3 2 ♦8 7 5 3 ♣10 7

North-South’s auction may begin 1♦ -1♥, 2♣ -2♦, 2♥ …and then South should make a move since he has a maximum for his bidding, and North has suggested extra strength. Since South has two spade stoppers, he can leap to 3NT, passed out. If West leads a spade, South wins and can get home by locating the ♥ J. Some Souths may start with five diamond tricks (South must be careful to preserve his ♦3 to avoid a blockage). Other Souths will lead a heart to dummy’s king immediately. East takes the ace and returns a spade, and South wins, runs the diamonds and lets the ♥10 ride to land nine tricks. South will have an easier guess at some tables since East will have overcalled 1♥. North-South should still get to 3NT, but if West innocently leads a heart, South has a route to ten tricks for +630 and a match point top.

The Puzzler By CHARLEs K. PARNEss Weight Awhile George and Bill were given a “weighty” task to perform by their boss. The boss wanted them to weigh several hundred items and label each item with the correct weight, to the nearest pound. They had a large balance scale with each item to be weighed placed in the left-side pan by Bill, and the balancing weights placed in the right-side pan by George. A reading of the total weights in pounds in the right side pan was the actual item weight. The items to be weighed ranged in weight from one pound up to eighty pounds. When they were about to begin, they discovered that all the balancing weights had been lost or stolen. George

was sent to a “Scales and Weights” store to purchase different balancing weights that when used separately or together could measure every item from one pound up to eighty pounds. He was also instructed to purchase the least number of weights to do the job. In the store, George looked at eighty different balancing weights ranging in weight size from one to 80 pounds. He purchased two each of several different weight sizes. The boss was pleased that by using the few weights George had purchased, every item was weighed. What is the least number of balancing weights that can be used to measure every item from one to 80 pounds, and what were their weights? The Solution to Puzzler – can be found on page 58.

Saturday 6/4/11 L.Fertik/R.Rosen – B.Ruga/I.Ruga 6/11/11 R.Silverman/B.Feldstein – P.Tepper/B. Luber 6/18/11 P.Tepper/B.Weinberg – B.Luber/H. Luber 6/25/11 B.Weinberg/L.Fertik – R.Davis/B.Wolf Monday 6/6/11 J.Wasserman/R. Wasserman – H.Lieberman/A. Greene 6/13/11 A.Orent/A.Shore – B.Cordes/C.Parness 6/20/11 L.Fertik/B.Feldstein – M.Cohen/C.

Hanzman 6/27/11 B.Weinberg/L. Fertik – M.Gerber/L. Klein Tuesday 6/7/11 L.Fertik/R.Davis – B.Ruga/I.Ruga 6/14/11 B.Wolf/M.Dimichele – B.Weinberg/P. Tepper 6/21/11 R.Wasserman/B. Feldstein – F.Beaudin/B.Wolf 6/28/11 B.Ruga/I.Ruga – B.Wolf/M.Dimichele

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

Beginners Bridge (Step 1) Beginners Bridge (Step 2) Intermediate Bridge Advanced Bridge Oil, Multimedia & Ink Mixed Media Painting Abstract Art The Art of Portrait Drawing Clay Sculpture Intermediate Lapidary Crafts for the Home Soft Sculptured Doll Making Mah-Jongg (Beginner) Spanish Beginners Spanish Beginners ( Step 2)

Spanish Intermediate Conversation Yiddish Beginners French Theatre Arts Drumming Crash Course Drumming Intermediate Relax, Meditate Learn About Astrology Pro & Con Gambling To Win Current Affairs Roundtable Beginners Computers Intermediate Computers Email & Internet Digital Camera & Photography Fun in the Kitchen w/ Fred & Sheila

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


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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.

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.

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 59

JUMBLE

CrYPTOGrAM By CHARLES K. PARNESS

By CHARLES K. PARNESS

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Movie review August By SANDRA PARNESS

MAO’S LAST DANCER-A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. Starring Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan. PG, 117 minutes. Playing Monday, August 8, 2011, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 2 p.m. THE DILEMMA-Directed by Ron Howard, a man discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair in this comedy drama. Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder. PG, 111 minutes. Playing Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 8 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2011, 8 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2011, 8 p.m., Sunday, August

14, 2011, 8 p.m., Monday, August 15, 2011, 2 p.m. THE EAGLE-In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father’s memory by finding his lost legion’s golden emblem. Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland. PG-13, 114 minutes. Playing Monday, August 15, 2011, 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2011, 8 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2011, 8 p.m. THE CONCERT-Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Starring Aleksey Guskov, Melanie Leurent, Dmitri Nazarov.

PG-13, 119 minutes. Playing Sunday, August 21, 2011, 8 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m. CASINO JACK-A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder. Starring Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz. R, 108 minutes. Playing Thursday, August 25, 2011, 8 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2011, 8 p.m., Sunday, August 28, 2011, 8 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m. SOURCE CODE-An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter

train. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan. PG-13, 93 minutes. Playing Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2011, 8 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2011, 8 p.m., Sunday, September 4, 2011, 8 p.m. LINCOLN LAWYER-A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe. R, 118 minutes, Rated R for Adult Situations. Playing Monday, September 5, 2011, 8 p.m.

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

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

City of Deerfield Beach Presents Summer Events

Answer to the Puzzler. George purchased two each of one pound weights, three pound weights, nine pound weights and 27 pound weights - a total of eight weights of

Moonlight Melodies Summer Concert Series

1,1,3,3,9,9,27 and 27 pounds. Item Weight (lbs.)

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Sudoku Solution: Cryptogram Solution: YET EACH MAN KILLS THE THING HE LOVES, BY EACH LET THIS BE HEARD, SOME DO IT WITH A BITTER LOOK, SOME WITH A FLATTERING WORD. THE COWARD DOES IT WITH A KISS, THE BRAVE MAN WITH A SWORD! ~ OSCAR WILDE

Jumble Solution: 1) STEEPLE 2) UNSUITED 3) CRACKER 4) PHOTOGRAPH Answer: “A HOUSE KEEPER”

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

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CVE Clubhouse Library News By BARBARA NATHAN mARCus Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hildebrand. Since life is not really a fairy tale, I shall tell you about someone who went through WWII and suffered to within an inch of his life. It is an amazing story, as Zamperini was able to turn shattering experiences into redemption and spent the rest of his life as an inspirational speaker. For me, his story is a lesson for all of us. Never give in, never give up, we can overcome!!! What an extraordinary tale! Zamperini’s war was one of the most horrific and unusual stories of WWII. Author Laura Hildebrand found Mr. Zamperini when he was in his mid ‘80s, and it was just in time as WWII veterans are dying by the day and with them go their amazing experiences. Zamperini is now 93 years of age. His near juvenile delinquency and running from

police partially led to his ability to be a sprinter and a winning runner in the 1939 Berlin Olympics. This, in turn, helped keep him alive as a prisoner of war in the Japanese camps. During the war, Zamperini became a gunner and flew with a B24 crew. In May 1943, the plane went down over the Pacific. Five men survived and travelled nearly 2000 miles only to find themselves in Japanese territory. Here, near starvation, on their 47 th day in the life raft, barely alive, they were picked up by Japanese sailors and the next horrifying saga of their lives began. As a former Olympian, Zamperini was a valuable propaganda tool: too valuable to kill but not valuable enough to stop his tormentors. A series of sadistic generals topped off by one Mutsuhiro Wantabe a.k.a. “the bird,” derived psychopathic almost orgasmic pleasure, from torturing him. After the United States deton-

ated the atomic bomb the camps were liberated, some abandoned. After hospitalization, Louis went home to California. After a period of acting out, marrying and flirting with alcoholism, when he returned to civilian life, he and his wife, found Billy Graham, and he became an inspirational speaker. Mr. Zamperini actually went back to Japan and forgave his tormentors. He has been honoured many times throughout the years, and rightly so. You will find Unbroken in the CVE Library. While you are there perhaps bring in some of your “treasures” for the “Boutique” to sell. Maybe you will find some new treasures to buy. You can find sale books that are great for gifts or to build up your own personal library. There are some lovely plants for sale. There are also large print books for sale for folks like me and also a CCTV magnifier in the Library to help us with

the “fine print.” As you all know, the CVE Library is self-sustaining, so when you become a friend of the library ($2 per year ) you help us buy books for

you. And don’t forget, read anything that Barbara Kingsolver writes. Her books are such excellent reads. Until next month!

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I am a New Yorker submitted By Roger Clark I am a New Yorker I do not live in the five boroughs or on the Island or Upstate. I may live hundreds or thousands of miles away Or I may live just over the GW Bridge. But I am a New Yorker I am a New Yorker Whatever took me out of New York: Business, family or hating the cold did not take New York out of me. My accent may have faded and my pace may have slowed. But I am a New Yorker I am a New Yorker I was raised on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Rockefeller Plaza, The Yankees or the Mets (Giants or Dodgers) Jones Beach, Rye Beach, Orchard Beach or one of the beaches on the sound. I know that ‘THE END’ means Montauk. Because I am a New Yorker I am a New Yorker When I go on vacation, I never look up

Skyscrapers are something I take for granted The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty are part of me Taxis and noise and subways and ‘get outta heah’ don’t rattle me. Because I am a New Yorker I am a New Yorker I was raised on cultural diversity before it was politically correct. I eat Greek food and Italian food, Jewish and Middle Eastern food and Chinese food Because they are all American foods to me. I don’t get mad when people speak other languages in my presence Because my relatives got to this country via Ellis Island and chose to stay. They were New Yorkers People who have never been to New York have misunderstood me. My friends and family work in the industries, professions and businesses that benefit all Americans. My firefighters died trying to save New Yorkers and non-New

Yorkers. They died trying to save Americans and non-Americans. Because they were New Yorkers. I am a New Yorker. I feel the pain of my fellow New Yorkers. I mourn the loss of my beautiful city. I feel and dread that New York will never be the same but then I remember: I am a New Yorker And New Yorkers have: Tenacity, strength and courage way above the norm Compassion and caring for our fellow citizens

Love and pride in our city, in our state, in our country Intelligence, experience and education par excellence Ability, dedication and energy above and beyond Faith--no matter what religion we practice. Terrorists hit America in its heart But America’s heart still beats strong. Demolish the steel in our buildings, but it doesn’t touch the steel in our souls Hit us in the pocketbook; but we’ll parlay what we have left into a fortune

End innocent lives leaving widows and orphans, but we’ll take care of them Because they are New Yorkers. Wherever we live, whatever we do, whoever we are There are New Yorkers in every state and every city of this nation. We will not abandon our city We will not abandon our brothers and sisters We will not abandon the beauty, creativity and diversity that New York represents. Because we are New Yorkers And we are proud to be New Yorkers.


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

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Attention Reporter Readers Enjoy The New Feature Think “inside” The Box ox B e h e’ T d i s k ‘in n i h T

Simply Figure Out The Message Inside The Box Example: Think = Think Inside The Box Get All 4 Correct Bring To Reporter Office by the End of the Month

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Reporter August 2011 Volume 34 Number 11  

   For August Is Cancelled Next Meeting will be on Tues- day, September 20. All Directors Please Make an Effort to Attend. Board of...

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