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

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Century Village East Takes a Look at State of the Art Water Management By WENDY ROSENZVEIG and JUDY OLMSTEAD On February 9, a group of people joined the members of the Master Management Board to view a power point presentation by the Treasure Coast Irrigation Company. It was a very professional presentation, which brought back memories of the Seacrest presentation, almost two years ago. We may no longer have reason to feel anxious about our disintegrating infrastructure. Master Management is moving to solve problems which seemed unsolvable a short time ago. There is growing confidence that we are moving in the right

direction. We have not valued the Village for the valuable asset that it is. Our location in South Florida is outstanding. We have many acres of beautiful landscape, and our recreational facilities are enviable. Yet we don’t always feel the pride and satisfaction that we should. The Village was badly neglected for years by our former maintenance company and two hurricanes destroyed much of its beauty. On the administrative side, we have begun to organize our systems, and to move toward involving more professional involvement in

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■ Counsel for COOCVE answers questions submitted by residents A19 ■ Return your Comcast converter box if you do not want to be charged starting July 1, 2010 A16 ■ Attorney Pat Murphy explains the Ventnor B litigation to the COOCVE Board of Directors and mediation is authorized A3 ■ The District 3 meeting was a huge success A15 ■ Master Management is moving ahead with Comcast and irrigation issues A7 ■ The Recreation Committee is investigating the use of a golf cart to transport residents from the main parking lot to the Zen Café A12 ■ Two residents of CVE were presented with the “Woman of the Year” Award by Temple B’Nai Shalom B1 ■ There was a substantial increase in the Reporter revenue and profits in 2009 A7 *The Reporter Treasurer’s Report and Audit is published A16 & A17

■ Reviews of this year’s shows at the Clubhouse will help you select future programs to attend B32 ■ Many residents will relate to this resident’s experiences while bicycling around the Village B15 ■ Charles Dilbert awarded Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Medal on January 9, 2010 for service in World War II A44 ■ CVE Choraleers will present a show on March 18, 2010 in the Clubhouse Theater B28 ■ Some fascinating sayings examined with a historical prospective B19 ■ Volleyball is open to everyone Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 9:00 a.m. B11 ■ Procedures for funding and waiving reserves are clarified by reader A4 ■ The Italian-American Club is very active in Century Village East A1

our management systems. There was a presentation made to Master Management by the Treasure Coast and Irrigation Company. They presented what they called a Turnkey Irrigation Proposal, which was clear, concise, and easy to understand. They propose that the company will take full charge of the operation from its planning and design stage, its financing, right through to completion. We will eventually hear about other models and how Master Management decides to proceed. In a totally organized, simple and clear way,

the Treasure Coast representatives took us through a description of the present state of the CVE irrigation system, which they pointed out was almost 35 years old, and long past the end of its expected life. It is living on borrowed time. New regulations are already in force in South Florida and our antiquated system falls far below the new regulations and current standards of the industry. It does not come even close to meeting the current demands of the water Conservation Board. We have been granted variances, so we can continue on for a while, but these

will not be tolerated forever, because they are based on our installing a new system. In a word, our system is wasteful, and totally inadequate. The cost to keep our plants barely alive is excessive. We are constantly repairing broken pumps and pipes, and paying twelve employees to manually turn on thousands of valves. And even with this maintenance expense, as one audience member pointed out, our Building Associations lose a lot of money each year because of vegetation lost to inadequate or nonexistent See WATER, pg 2A

Italian-American Club Functions By JOE D’AMBROSIO, President/ Italian-American Club Photos by Various Members

L-R Steven Fine, Arlene Fine, Toni Ponto, A. Ponto, Judy Mello, Mike Mello Botton L-R Lori Benoit, Joe D’ Ambrosio, Adele D’ Ambrosio The Italian-American Club held several functions recently, and you can see in our pictures the great fun we had together. Our Halloween party at Le Club was a huge success. Members were dressed in all types of imaginative costumes. Our annual picnics are held at Tradewinds Park in Pompano Beach. Food is brought by our members and we eat the Italian See ITALIAN, pg 2A




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Italian-American Club Functions By JOE D’AMBROSIO, President/ Italian-American Club Photos by Various Members


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way. If you have been to Italian picnics, you will know that everyone brings their favorite foods and share it with everyone. (You can’t help putting on weight.) The musical members bring along their musical instruments and play accordions, mandolins, violins and there is a lot of singing by our members. We were pleased to have the swearing in of officers administered by Steven Fine, COOCVE President and Editor-in-Chief of


the Reporter at our annual Winterfest and Installation of Officers held at Brooks Restaurant. Our pizza parties are always a tremendous success. Our own BSO Sheriff Al Lamberti was our most recent guest along with Steven Fine and his wife Arlene. As usual, fun was had by all and no one ever wants to leave our parties. Most of our functions are open to all friends of members and invited guests. Join and be part of our group.

Halloween L-R A. Ponto, Adele D’Ambrosio, Helen Comforto

Pizza Party L-R Lena Radicella, Toni Ponto, Sheriff Al Lamberti, Rose Marie Rememteria, Joe D’Ambrosio, Vilma and Vince Tomassetti. continued from pg 1A

irrigation. However Master Management decides to proceed, the new system will be state-of-the-art, automated, controlled and monitored from one location in the Village. It will be sensitive to rain, and provide even water distribution across all areas of the Village. It will also accommodate us when, as is expected, the Water Conservation Board limits our water use even further. With the new system we will be ready for most eventualities. It sounds almost too good to be true, a CVE resident’s dream, which brings me back to the comparison with the original Seacrest presentation. We rarely come across such professionalism in CVE. This is a standard that Seacrest introduced us to, and is something to which we are generally unaccustomed. The new system will set up the Village for the next thirty or more years. Nevertheless it is a big decision that the members of Master Management must make. At a subsequent meeting on Monday, February 22, 2010 the Board voted to retain the services of Masuen Consulting, L.L.C. in which Masuen will design the irrigation system during

which a contractor selected by Master Management will review the plans and provide input as to materials, costs, alternative approaches, etc. The Designer and Contractor will work as a team and the final master irrigation system will be put up for bid. It is believed that by using this process, the Village can monitor the cost, which as presented by Treasure Coast, would be close to ten million dollars!! It will be a huge undertaking, which will cover every corner of the Village, except the golf course. It will take about three years to complete. We have to commend the Master Management Board for taking the initiative, having the foresight to get the ball rolling. It will transform the Village, give us an adequate water supply, and relieve the Building Associations of the stress and fear of drought conditions. I expect that the details of the proposal will be distributed as events develop. As Master Management progresses with this dossier, there should be more to tell, and hopefully they will keep us all informed on the progress of their plans, negotiations, and the technical details of the irrigation plan.

Picnic Members enjoying Ralph Nappi’s music

Picnic Members of the Italian American Club

Officers L-R Phil Russo, Lucille Carlucci, Rose Marie Rememteria, Joe D’Ambrosio, Lena Radicella, Lori Benoit, Toni Ponto, Vince Tomasetti, Mike Mello

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COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting February 16, 2010 1st Vice President, Charlie Parness, called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m., explaining that he would chair the meeting in the absence of President Steve Fine. The Sergeants-of-Arms confirmed that a quorum of Directors was in attendance. After the Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence, Mr. Parness called for a reading or a motion to waive the reading of the Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of January 19, 2010. The Directors moved to waive the reading. Mr. Parness asked if there were any corrections to the minutes. Mr. Sydney Margolis stated that the names of Directors who introduce motions should be listed in the minutes. He stated that he was the Director who made a motion to donate money for Haiti relief. In the minutes it was stated “A Director”. Charlie Parness stated that the names of those who make and second a motion will be noted in all future minutes. Sherriff’s Report - Deputy Kathy Kinstler There were two incidents in CVE within the last month; Tilford W and Westbury L. Both incidents had no forced entry and are still under investigation. Operation Medicine Cabinet

Is a prescription drug take back program sponsored by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday, March 6th between the hours of 9am-12noon you can drop your unused, unwanted or expired medications for safe disposal at the Deerfield Beach West Substation located underneath the Water Tower. In exchange for these medications you will receive a $5 Wal-Mart or CVS gift card. Are you Okay Program Someone will call you either at 7am, 8am or 9am Monday thru Friday to see if you are okay. If the phone rings busy they will try 3 times. If there is still no answer someone is sent to your home. To sign up for this program, call Deputy Kinstler at 954-571-4554. Citizens Observer Patrol Program Are residents who live in the community and patrol the area. If you are interested in becoming part of this program visit www. A resident asked who is responsible for monitoring and policing the crosswalks. Deputy Kinstler replied that inside the Village, it is the responsibility of Security and your BOD. Correspondence Bernice Schmier read a letter addressed to Mr. Fine

from Beatrice Sosnovy, Librarian, thanking the COOCVE Committee members for the generous gift of $1,000 for the Clubhouse Library. President’s Report Mr. Parness introduced the newly elected 3rd VP Ed Gallon; Treasurer Bernice Schmier; Sergeants of Arms – Marvin Schmier and Rhoda Jarmark. Mr. Parness mentioned that there were many amendments that were passed in 2009 and copies are on the back tables. The ByLaws Committee is working on a few changes for this year and will bring these changes to the March BOD meeting. There are sign up sheets in the back for the eight standing Committees. The CVE Reporter BOD is having an open meeting on February 23rd at 1pm in Room A of the Activity Center. Treasurer’s Report – Bernice Schmier Expenses for January were $12,022.59 as there was no income reported for January this leaves a net balance of $355,284.46. Ms. Schmier responded to a question that all assets were in cash and in various banks. Roz Nehls made a suggestion that all committees have a two year term instead of a one year term. Mr. Parness stated that all


Committees are served at the will of the President and this should be a suggestion to the Bylaws Committee. Pending Litigation – Pat Murphy Mr. Murphy explained the pending litigation with Mr. Gilson and Ventnor B. The defendants in the suit are Plastridge, COOCVE and Master Management. Currently there are motions pending in the Broward County Court. Mr. Murphy stated that before a trial to commence, the judges order the attorneys to go to a mediation process and try to work out a reasonable settlement. Mr. Murphy stated that COOCVE is not involved in the firewall lawsuit. Mr. Murphy recommends early mediation of any case. Dan Glickman of Farnham G, moved that the BOD of COOCVE request the COOCVE attorney to enter into mediation to determine what can be achieved through that purpose with the other parties. Alan Steinberg, Harwood F, seconded. The Motion passed by a vote through a show of hands. Andi Mucklow – Emergency Management Coordinator with the City of Deerfield Beach spoke to the residents regarding CERT Training. This is a free training program through the fire department and begins on Thursday, February 18th for 8 weeks. In the future they will look to have the training here at CVE for those that



do not drive. CERT response can be very appropriate when CVE has water outages and several buildings are affected as well as assisting in emergencies such as a fire. New Business: Mr. Parness then called on Joe Rubino to present a motion that the Executive Committee had approved in its meeting of February 8, 2009. Mr. Rubino read aloud the following motion: Joe Rubino moved that MM provide the COOCVE BOD with a written report of all MM’s current litigation and its status. Roy Landesman seconded. This motion was passed at the Executive COOCVE meeting. The Motion passed by a vote through a show of hands. Mr. Parness then called on Jack Kornfield to present a motion that the Executive Committee had approved in its meeting of February 8, 2009. Mr. Kornfield read aloud the following motion: Mr. Kornfield moved to have MM provide to this body its plan for hurricane activities in sufficient detail for individual condominium associations to plan. Rhonda Pittone seconded. The Sergeantsof-Arms confirmed that a quorum of Directors was in attendance. The Motion passed by a vote through a show of hands. Good and Welfare: Shirley Wise – Mentioned that security is not checking See DIRECTORS, pg 10A




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

Production Sid Goldstein Christie Voss

Sid Birns

Photo Journalists Jules Kesselman Al Miller

Advertising Consultants Susan Dove Arlene Fine Estelle Sabsels

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

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

The CENTURY VILLAGE EAST REPORTER is published monthly and distributed, without charge, to the residents of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is published for the edification of said residents, and contains reports of the monthly meetings of the corporations, Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as news, bus and theater schedules, and contributed articles of current interest to the residents. The Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. aka COOCVE, a not-for-profit corporation, its officers, directors, editors, staff, any committee people are not responsible for typographical errors or misrepresentations in any advertisements or article. They are not responsible and assume no liability for the content of, or any opinions expressed in, any contributed articles which represent the author’s own opinions and not necessarily the opinion of COOCVE. Acceptance of advertising for products or services in no way constitutes an official endorsement of the product.

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

From the President By STEVEN H. FINE, President/ COOCVE As you know, the Village is going through many changes, and in particular, the upgrade of our antiquated irrigation system. Master Management, under the leadership of Ira Somerset has been working many long hours trying to find the most cost effective upgrade to the system that will have a long term impact on the eventual appearance of our Village. Ira and the entire Master Management Board are to be commended for their tireless effort to find a solution. The new Standing Committees are in the process of being formed. They will be announced at the next BOD meeting on March 16. The CVE Reporter had an open meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The board covered many issues including Reporter editorial policy and the financial

status of the Reporter, which is the only self-sustaining entity in the Village. As Editor-in Chief, I asked the board of directors to approve charitable contributions of $1,000 each to six organizations that supply services to Century Village residents. They are the Clubhouse Library of CVE, The Coalition for CVE Homebound, Broward Meals on Wheels, The CVE Symphony Orchestra, See PRESIDENT, pg 14A

As I write this, the city has just wrapped up a very successful 63rd Annual Founders’ Days celebration. I hope that you were able to come to the beach to enjoy some part of this terrific event. This year’s theme was Dreams, Wishes and Imagination. Prior to the event, a local reporter asked me how this year’s theme aligns with my 2010 vision for the City of Deerfield Beach. This month, I thought I would share my thoughts with you. My dreams for Deerfield Beach are already becoming a reality. Each year, Founders’ Days is held on our beautiful beach. Five years ago, a transformation of our beach area began, with the completion of the Ocean Way improvements project. In fact, at Founders’ Days in 2005, my fellow Commissioners and I officially reopened Ocean Way as the Founders’ Days Parade arrived at the beach. Fast forward to today, and our new beach gateway, the Hillsboro Streetscape project, is nearing completion. With upcoming major redesigns of the Pier Entrance and the Cove Shopping Center parking lot, the city is well on its way to a complete revitalization of the beach area. My wish for Deerfield


Beach is progress. The current City Commission is comprised of five individuals who all have a great love for this community. During our first year in office, we have faced differences of opinion, and some obstacles, but none of us have lost sight of our commitment to our constituents. As we prepare to break ground on the longawaited Dixie Flyover project, the city has begun the process of developing a vision for the areas surrounding the project, including the “downtown” area and Pioneer Park. With the commitment of the City Commission and the momentum created by the Dixie Flyover project, I am certain that 2010 will be a year of great progress. Finally, I challenge myself,

my fellow Commissioners, and our dedicated city employees to tap into our imaginations so that our city will flourish, even during difficult financial times. Deerfield Beach already has a portfolio of imaginative projects. The Deerfield Beach Middle School Athletic and Aquatic Complex is one example of this, built through a unique partnership between the City of Deerfield Beach, Broward County and the Broward County School Board. We must use our imagination to find new ways to continue to provide quality services to our residents and businesses, while holding true to our best past practices. There are many exciting projects in the city’s future, and we want you to have the latest information on them all. Look for updates in my monthly articles in this newspaper or visit www. Deerfield– and sign up for E-Subscriptions, to receive e-mail updates on a wide variety of city-related topics. 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. See you at the beach!

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.

Reserves To the Editor: The Association Board, when developing a proposed budget, has the statutory requirement to fully fund reserves. 718.112-2f (2) - “The budget SHALL include reserves” (not may). Also the board is not required to present the option to waive to the members. The unit owners only have the authority to waive a fully funded reserve. Ten percent of the unit owners may petition to have a Special Meeting to vote on this issue, (same procedure as for a Special Meeting to recall a board member.) Mr. Raphan at his Ombudsman meeting said the same, exactly. The following is an answer via email, in my possession, by Gary Polikoff of Becker and Polikoff, dated June 30, 2008: The condominium board, in promulgating the annual budget, is not given

the option of presenting alternatives in so far as whether statutory reserves are fully funded or partially funded. The budget which the board must approve is one which includes reserves for capital expenditures and deferred maintenance covering roof replacement, building painting, and pavement resurfacing regardless of their cost, and any other item for which the deferred maintenance or replacement cost exceeds $10,000. Subsequent to the adoption of the budget with fully funded statutory reserves, the members (unit owners) by a majority vote may vote annually to waive the reserves or reduce the reserves. The board is not obligated to present the question to the members and, if the board elects not to do so, then the burden is on the unit owners to petition for a call of a Special Meeting to consider the question. Given

the shortfall in association reserves during the recent onslaught of hurricanes, more and more associations are foregoing the options of waiving reserves and are, in fact, increasing same. FRED ZUCKER Missing Mail To the Editor: We have an ongoing problem that must be addressed. Our outgoing mail is being taken from the mailboxes. I was a victim of this federal crime recently. A check I put out around noon was taken from my mailbox. This check is now in the hands of someone who now has my bank account information. I immediately called Security and the gentleman told me that this is an ongoing problem. I then called my bank and they stopped payment on my check. People should not See MAILBAG, pg 14A

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Village Minutes CVE Reporter Board of Directors Meeting February 23, 2010 President Gene Goldman called the Meeting to order shortly after 1 p.m., and invited public attendees to sign in so they could speak in turn in the “Public Comment” section of the Meeting. Ken Barnett took roll call. Directors Goldman, Barnett, Don Kaplan, Judy Olmstead, Luella Reume, and Wendy Rozenzweig were present, absent was Charlie Parness. Editor-in-Chief Steve Fine was present as well. Gene said that the Board had received a letter from Bob Bender, and asked Wendy Rozenzweig to prepare the Board’s response. Ken Barnett followed with the Secretary’s Report, during which the Board approved unanimously the previous Board meetings Minutes of April 28, 2009 and May 18, 2009, which were published in the CVE Reporter’s June 2009 issue. Ken then gave the Treasurer’s Report. He read out loud from the Board meeting Minutes of April 28, 2009 the summary of his previous Treasurer’s report, which covered the first 7 months of the previous Fiscal Year of 2008-09. Ken then read from a table he had prepared and distributed to Board members of the results of the entire previous

Fiscal Year of July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, which Ken explained had just been audited by the Reporter’s outside auditor with a “clean opinion”. Ken’s table compared the most recently completed Fiscal Year’s results with a summary of the audited results of the previous 2 Fiscal Years, which showed a substantial improvement in the Reporter’s revenue and profitability. The audited Financial Statement is published on page 16A and 17A of this issue of the Reporter. Judy Olmstead asked about the effect on the Financial Statements of the Reporter’s repayment of the COOCVE loan in 2009. Ken explained that repayment of a loan does not affect income, rather in this case it was a use of cash that was generated by income over time. The Board unanimously approved the Treasurer’s report as submitted. Steve Fine then reported to the Board as Editorin-Chief. He asked the Board to approve making donations of $1,000 each to 6 charities: Clubhouse Library of CVE, Coalition for CVE Homebound, Broward Meals on Wheels, CVE Symphony Orchestra, Deerfield Beach Fire & Rescue, and Northeast

Focal Point. Gene Goldman made this motion which Judy Olmstead seconded, and the Board unanimously approved. Under “Old Business”, Judy Olmstead brought up the two Motions of editorial policy that the Board had approved in its Meeting of April 28, 2009, one of which stated “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.” Judy noted that several organizations are submitting Minutes that Judy feels are too long and contain unnecessary material, and asked whether a further Motion of editorial policy was needed to correct this. In Discussion, the Board concluded that no new Motion was needed, the existing policy allows the editorial staff to edit submissions. The Board recommended that the Editors talk again to the organizations about following the policy. There was no New Business, so Gene Goldman opened up the floor to the public attendees. Several speakers said they believe there is a conflict of interest

in the President of COOCVE also serving as the Editorin-Chief of the Reporter. Roz Nehls asked for the Reporter to contribute to the erection of bus shelters in the Village. Steve Fine said that this has been a goal of his for a long time, but he and Gene Goldman explained that they need to work this out with Master Management who will be responsible for the upkeep and insurance, and with Master Management and the Associations whose property it might be as to how this will affect their exposure to liability. Joe Sachs complimented Steve Fine for the improved delivery of the Reporter to Joe’s condo building, whereas before the residents had to find someone to haul in the papers from outside. Joe also cited how important it was to him and other interested seasonal residents that the Reporter is now available on the internet. Bob Bender and Judy Schneider said they thought that the Reporter could do a better job on content. Bob wants the Reporter to include reports from a political club he is involved in, and Judy Schneider asked for more educational material to aid Association Boards. To Bob’s request, several directors

maintained that the CVE Reporter was designed as a paper of local interest and a “house organ” of the community’s institutions, and as such the Board endeavors to keep national politics out of the paper. The Editor-in-Chief and several directors also responded to Judy Schneider’s request for more educational material: Steve noted that COOCVE counsel Pat Murphy would soon be publishing a regular column on such matters. Judy Olmstead noted that the Reporter is already publishing a lot of such material, and Wendy Rosenzveig said she thought it was more effective for the Reporter to publish “links” to, rather than the text of, educational material, otherwise it is too voluminous for the size of the paper. The Board members emphasized that the Reporter’s volunteer staff already has its hands full, and that if residents want something additional in the paper, they will often have to prepare it themselves. Judy Olmstead moved to adjourn, seconded by Ken Barnett, and the Board closed the meeting shortly after 2 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Ken Barnett, Secretary

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MASTER MANAGEMENT February 22, 2010 Minutes of Master Management Special Meeting 2/22/10 President, Ira Somerset called the meeting to order at 9:30 am on Monday, February 22, 2010. In attendance were: Caryl Berner, Norm Bloom, Harry Chizeck, Dick Ciocca, Anthony Falco, Dan Glickman, Bill Goddard, Gene Goldman, Jules Kesselman, Jack Kornfield, Bob Marcus, Alan Schachter, Mel Schmier and Ira Somerset.  Not present: Fred Rosenzveig. Guests present were Bob Dolson, Business Manager; Mike Mahaney, Administrative Advisor. Following the opening roll call and pledge of allegiance, Jack Kornfield raised a point of order that CVEMM bylaws require that only 1 item is allowed at a special meeting. The chair replied that more than 1 item is allowed to be discussed at a special meeting providing that the three day notice is duly provided for each and therefore the point of order was not accepted

and the agenda items were addressed. Item 1. Tech support during negotiations with Comcast. Mr. Somerset stated that during the Executive Session on Thursday, February 18th Mr. Murphy brought representatives from CSI, a broadband consulting firm, to meet with the Board and present their views of the situation with respect to the Comcast contract and the addendum proposed by Comcast. It was the consensus of the Board at this meeting to sign this agreement with CSI.   There were some issues that were raised that will be negotiated.  Mr. Somerset reminded the Board that at the last Board meeting they had agreed to hire someone up to $15,000 to support Mr. Murphy’s efforts.  CSI prefers to work on a contingency basis, based on whatever monies they get Comcast to provide us in cash as well as what they save us in a revised contract.  The Committee proposes to accept the CSI offer on a percentage basis to be

negotiated along with other criteria and concerns that have been expressed. Gene Goldman moved to accept the Committee’s proposal.   Bill Goddard seconded.  Mr. Kornfield stated that he spoke to George Lowenstein, President of United Civic Organization of CV in WPB. Mr. Lowenstein said that they hired a cable attorney to review and negotiate the contract at an hourly rate of $350/hour.  Mr. Kornfield offered a substitute motion to hire and reallocate the funds for a cable attorney and proceed to interview the attorney, Ms. Konyk.  No second. Motion failed.  The original motion passed on a roll call vote 9:3. (Yes Vote: Norm, Caryl, Dick, Anthony, Bill, Gene, Bob, Alan and Mel; No Vote: Harry, Dan, Jack) Item 2.  Irrigation Designer recommendation from Irrigation Committee. The Irrigation Committee met on Friday, February 19th to discuss the choice of a direction and approach to the design of the irrigation

system modifications. After a review of the history of the quest and requirements for meeting the SFWMD regulations, the Committee agreed to recommend to the Board that the Masuen proposal of January 15th be accepted.  The Committee then took up the question of the contractor to work with Masuen during the design phase.  Based on an estimate by Todd Mohler (Masuen) of approximately $3,000 and the list of recommended

contractors provided by Mr. Mohler, the committee agreed to recommend that Masuen use Research Irrigation. Mel Schmier moved “Be it resolved that CVE Master Management Co., Inc. contract with Masuen Consultants to provide irrigation design and construction observation services in accordance with their proposal dated See SPECIAL, pg 14A




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Village Minutes COOCVE Executive Committee Meeting February 8, 2010 Meeting was called to order by COOCVE President Steve Fine at 9:35am. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. Minutes Charlie Parness moved to waive the reading of the minutes. Mr. Rubino stated that on the first page of the minutes under Comcast; it should read that it consists of several broadcast channels 2-79 and only 8 premium channels. Charlie Parness moved to approve the minutes of the meeting as corrected. Motion passed unanimously. Presidents Report Mr. Fine welcomed the newly elected members of the COOCVE Board; Bernice Schmier-Treasurer; Marvin Schmier-Sergeant of Arms and Ed Gallon–3rd Vice President. Mr. Fine welcomed new area chairs, Rita Piccard, Phillip Cerrito, Cee Baskin and Marge Campbell. Mr. Fine stated that all standing COOCVE committees have been disbanded and letters went out to members that served for the calendar year 2009 thanking them for a job well done. Sign up sheets for the 2010 committees will be available after today’s meeting, in the COOCVE office and at the BOD meeting. Committee Reports Master Management – Mr. Fine announced that there was an election for VP of MM, and Dan Glickman was elected the new VP. Mr. Glickman stated that he is filling in today for Mr. Somerset and will try and answer questions as best he can. Recreation – Nancy Giordano discussed upcoming events; February 22nd at 1pm in the Party Room there will be a District 3 meeting with Marty Popelsky. March 14th a Flea Market will be held at the old bus depot starting at 11am for CVE residents. The rain date is March 21st. Tables are free of charge and available on a first come basis. You can sign up for a table at the staff office. March 2nd Alan Framowitz (Golden Hands) will host an Automobile Repair Seminar at 1pm. Budget/Finance – nothing to report Civic and Cultural Committee – Roz Nehls – currently working on the 90+ party. Mr. Fine stated that the Committee can use his COOCVE office to meet, and Ms. Giordano stated that they can use the Recreation office as well. February 19th

at 10:00am, Commissioner Kristen Jacobs will be at the Nature Club meeting in Room A at the clubhouse. Area Chairs Westbury – Bruce Gursey nothing to report Ventnor–Charles Parness– Held an area meeting on Friday and the discussion was about residents violating bylaws and what actions can be taken. Currently exploring giving building presidents (the ones who enforce the rules) tools to get things done. Upminster–Nothing to report Tilford–Basil Hales–Stated that Seacrest wants to charge $200 for preparing financial statements because they have a local bank as well as Seacrest. Mr. Glickman responded that it is not a question for MM. Mr. Fine suggested that he direct his question to Mr. D’Amato of Seacrest. Richmond–Cee Baskin–just had an election; nothing to report at this time. Prescott–Jack Kornfield nothing to report Newport–Rita Piccard–A camper is parked in front of the Newport C bldg. Mr. Parness recommended that she contact the Building Association and the Board for Newport C as they are in violation of their bylaws. Markham–Oswaldo Rosado-nothing to report Lyndhurst–Roz Nehls–On January 29th at 11:30pm there were people digging on the property. The workers stated that Lyndhurst L had a pipe break and they were looking for the shut off valve and to speak to Seacrest or MM. Several big holes were left across the trolley road on Lyndhurst L and they turned off the water. Ms. Nehls called Seacrest and suggested she check with MM. To date, these holes are still not filled in; the water has been turned on. Mr. Glickman stated that he will follow-up. Keswick–Phillip Morris– The bus and trolley parking area is being used illegally by cars from the golf course. Nancy Giordano stated that she will look into this. Islewood–nothing to report Grantham–nothing to report Farnham–Norm Kaplan– The shrubbery needs to be replaced around the LeClub area that leads to the Activity Center. After the meeting, Mr. Kaplan agreed to show Mr. Glickman where he is referring to. Ellesmere–Marge Campbell–nothing to report Durham–Joe Rubino asked

Mr. Glickman to provide at the next COOCVE BOD meeting an update on the Ventnor B lawsuit including how much money has been spent to date as well as an update on Comcast. Mr. Fine stated that there are three entities involved in the Ventnor B lawsuit-Plastridge, MM and COOCVE and it is still in litigation. Mr. Fine replied that he will call the attorney for an update. Mr. Glickman suggested Mr. Rubino send Mr. Somerset an e-mail clarifying his questions. Mr. Rubino asked about the timing of the busses leaving the Clubhouse as they are not leaving on schedule. Mr. Glickman stated that a meeting was held and they are addressing the timing issue. Mr. Fine suggested to bring up transportation issues at the MM meeting and to provide detailed information to the Transportation Committee Cambridge–Hyman Shoub–Thanked Mr. Glickman for following up on a transportation complaint. Mr. Shoub suggested that security advise residents to use the walkway on West Drive. He mentioned he saw an article in the newspaper stating that a Broward County community cancelled private company lake treatments since the County performs this service for free. He suggested that someone from MM follow up with the County. Mr. Glickman stated that it is very important that residents take the extra time to provide information to the appropriate party and asked Mr. Shoub to bring this to the MM Board’s attention. Mr. Shoub stated that MM plays no role in the cleanup after a hurricane. Mr. Shoub is requesting maps be distributed to show each association what the buildings are responsible for so that if they choose, associations can sign up with a national organization to clean up after a hurricane. Mr. Kornfield made a motion asking this Body to request MM to provide a summary report of all its current litigation and its status. Joe Rubino seconded. Motion passed; Dan Glickman abstained. Mr. Kornfield made a motion to have MM provide to this Body its plans for hurricane activities in sufficient detail for individual condominiums to plan. Charlie Parness seconded. Motion passed; Dan Glickman abstained. Mr. Fine stated that this

will be brought up as new business at the COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting. At a recent meeting, Mr. Shoub asked Cambridge’s attorney, Mark Bogan, if MM, Cendeer and the Building could collectively do one foreclosure. He stated yes, as long as the appropriate steps are followed. Mr. Shoub is recommending the MM Board look into this and that Recreation have a discussion with Cendeer. Mr. Shoub commented to Recreation about segregation of funds; FDIC and hurricane deductible allowances. Ashby–Joe Sachs– Commented on the schedule of the busses. Mr. Sachs also asked what is being done about the fish dying in the lagoons. A response was because of the cold weather. He also mentioned that there is a pothole on Century Blvd, just before you get to the golf course, which needs to be addressed. New Business Don Kaplan-Would like a procedure booklet from security to be distributed to residents so that we know what to do when a problem arises. Mr. Fine will look into getting this published in the newspaper. Open Mic A resident stated that there used to be a sign near Keswick stating “no through traffic” to keep golf carts from transiting through. Nancy

Giordano responded that she would contact the golf course regarding this issue. The same resident spoke about installing signs showing golfers where to park; maps showing property lines in the documents that you received when you purchased your apartment; busses not running on schedule and an issue with the security rover. Another resident stated that there is a need for a Disaster Management Committee or Hurricane Preparedness Committee so that a plan is in place in case a hurricane or disaster arises. Mr. Fine stated that it is a good idea and should be part of the Civic and Cultural Committee. A resident stated that the Government has a website,, which you can use as a starting point for hurricane preparedness. Another resident stated that there is a boat and trailer parked in back of Westbury E. The resident called several officers and no one knows whose boat it is. Mr. Fine suggested that he contact the Board have them put out a letter asking whose boat it is and inform them that it is not legal. If the owner cannot be found then the boat should be towed. Motion to adjourn at 11:30am Respectfully submitted Steven Fine

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Village Minutes Council of Area Chairs February 10, 2010 1. Meeting called to order 9:30 a.m. 2. Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silence 3. Roll Call and Association Attendance- a quorum was present, absent were the following: Berkshire, Harwood, Oakridge and Swansea Note: Jules Kesselman is in the hospital for tests 4. It was moved to waive reading of the minutes. Additions or Corrections? Page 12 A Jeff asked that the words be struck because they do not reflect what was said. 5. Joe RubinoArea chairs began their term for 2010 on February 1. Area elections were held and we have a record from every Area except Harwood. Next was the election for Council Area Chair and Vice Chair. Nominated were Joe Rubino and Joe Sachs and both accepted. Charlie Parness said if the Area Chair was absent, the Vice chair cannot vote. The Chair said they could until the bylaws are changed. This has been the practice for many years. The Area Chair listing in the Reporter, on cve. db and the one provided by COOCVE states, “In the absence of the area chair, only the vice chair has a vote.” Steve Fine reported the result of the balloting: Joe Rubino 12, Joe Sachs 5. Joe Rubino – Thank you, however I don’t know that my wife thanks you. We have tried to upgrade the Council meetings. Going back a couple of years ago, the meetings were only with Century Maintenance. We have a great number of questions asked and with the providers in the community present, questions are answered. I wish we would have taken a count yesterday. There was a meeting on irrigation involving millions and millions of dollars and we didn’t have as many people there as we do here today. Joe Sachs was nominated for Vice Chair. There were no other nominations so Joe Sachs will serve as AreaVice Chair for 2010 Joe Rubino informed the room that this was the last meeting that Tara Brown will be taking the minutes. There were no nominations or volunteers for the Secretary position. We don’t have a secretary and we don’t have any funds. COOCVE has funds and a scribe. Master Management has funds and they also have a scribe. Recreation has funds and someone prepares their

minutes. If nothing else there will be a short paragraph about the meeting. Otherwise there won’t be anything in the Reporter about the meeting. Charlie Parness expressed that there should be official minutes of the meetings. Joe Rubino agreed. He made the statement that the report goes beyond what is required for official minutes. Basil Hales inquired if they can ask for $50 to $100 from COOCVE. Don Kaplan mentioned that he brought to the attention of COOCVE that they should pay for a scribe. Joe Rubino agreed and thinks it would be wonderful to have a scribe. Steve Fine informed everyone that the state is funding a get back to work program. Paying $13 or $14 they must meet certain criteria for nine months. If someone can provide professional minutes I don’t see why we wouldn’t keep them. Joe Rubino commented that we need help. If there isn’t anyone here willing to help or that can do it, then I will only be able to reflect the main points of the meeting for the Reporter. 6. East Coast- James Quintano James Quintano addressed the room stating that he has nothing to report and that everything was running fine. Burt Turf, Oakridge Q asked James if East Coast was giving discounts to people for switching over from Seacrest Services. East Coast answered the question by suggesting that if you would like to get more information regarding this issue, please call the office and schedule an appointment to come in and discuss it. Charlie Parness mentioned that people are having a problem with their name. East Coast Maintenance not ECM. People are confused. James Quintano mentioned that they are looking into options. Hyman Shoub of Cambridge remarked that Cambridge A has East Coast and they did an excellent job painting the doors and bumpers. Hyman asked what type of Hurricane preparedness will East Coast do in the future. James Quintano of East Coast said they will bring in a truck company. They are prepared to make phone calls. Hyman asked if East Coast has talked to Master Management. James Quintano of East Coast said “No, they have not talked to Master Management.”. Judy Schneider addressed the room informing them that CVE Cultural Committee are working on disaster preparedness. Rhonda

Pitone thanked East Coast for solving a problem they had had for years. Farnham K, Norm Kaplan thanked East Coast for everything. Mentioned that every time he calls they have been there. James Quintano of East Coast thanked everyone. 7. Seacrest Services- Blake Herring and Denis Barretto Blake Herring addressed the room stating that he had nothing to report and that everything was okay. Any questions? Phillip Norris of Keswick said that if you contact the general line you leave a message they don’t call back. The sprinklers are doing a good job the grass looks great. Philip Norris asked that the sprinkler heads be adjusted along the Century Blvd. It is very difficult to walk on the sidewalk. You have to dodge the water. Joe Rubino remarked, “Thank God the sprinklers are working.” Blake Herring responded that irrigation is Master Management and that they decide what heads are used. Ira Somerset of Master Management informed everyone that Master Management has an agreement with Seacrest. Sprinkler heads have a 160 degree turn, a 180degree turn and a 360degree turn. The sprinkler heads are Seacrest’s responsibility. An area chair spoke up and said how the grass looks great throughout the Village and Seacrest has helped their building. Accounting has assisted them and they have had a very positive experience. Jeff Chester remarked that he had recently used the email work order request. The response from Seacrest was within 12 hours for changing a light bulb. Basil Hales – Tilford S commented that he believed in 2008, when they signed up with Seacrest, Anthony D’Amato said that if they took Property Management it would only be $2 more for accounting. That the accounting department would prepare the budget and monthly statements. There would be a $50 charge to do the taxes. We asked if we could keep our bank local. Anthony D’Amato told me yes at no charge. Just the $50 charge for income tax. Seacrest wants to charge my association $200. Tony Perez of Seacrest Services explained that the $200 fee is for an account that is not Seacrest’s. If Basil Hales has a problem with Anthony D’Amato he needs to call him and discuss it with him personally. Dan Glickman expressed his opinion that his building has Seacrest and he would

never expect Seacrest to balance a second account for his building not associated with Seacrest, especially for free. Joe Rubino addressed the situation commenting that things that are not in the contract, are not in the contract. Just like a work order, if it is in the contract to be taken care of, it will be. Otherwise it goes back to the building to accept the cost. Charlie Parness remarked that a lot of the buildings have changed their boards. Seacrest Services will help with reports required by 718 Florida Statute. Seacrest is educating the boards how to operate within the law. Joe Rubino stated that if you have hired Seacrest, let them help you. Hyman Shoub remarked that East Coast doesn’t charge a separate fee for financial records. Dan Glickman updated everyone that the buildings with pest control services through Seacrest will no longer have long wait time periods according to Tony D’Amato. Steve Fine is looking for email addresses for buildings. We only have a few. Once you get them, please turn in to the COOCVE Office. 8. Master Management: Ira Somerset Ira Somerset mentioned that the Reporter is providing all of the information from the meetings and the floor is open for questions. Steve of Durham H asked since Master Management is contemplating multi- milliondollar irrigation, are they considering an attorney who specializes in that field. The contractual issues are general, Master Management replied, and we believe our attorney is qualified. Charlie Parness inquired about Treasure Coast Irrigation and Landscape. Ira stated that Treasure Coast is one of the irrigation companies and their presentation was to install a new irrigation system for $9.75 million dollars. There are 450 acres of property to be irrigated. We need pipes and sprinkler lines. We have been patching and patching and repairing. It has used its life expectancy. It will cost more to keep fixing it. They made a power point presentation that you can access on Abe Trachtenberg inquired how many bids they have received on this. Ira of Master Management replied we haven’t gotten to that point. We are trying to figure out what we are going to do. Basil Hales suggested that after being in the

underground piping field for most of his life he thinks that Master Management should bring in bids from outside of a 60-mile radius. Ira from Master Management replied informing everyone that they have not set an arbitrary mile area. Master Management would be responsible for paying for the commute along with the stay over hotel bills. John: the Lyndhurst C dumpster and recycling bins are occupying three of their guest parking spots. The pad underneath is broken. I am requesting that Master Management look into this issue. Ira said they would follow up. Rita Pikar mentioned that Security was called because a President gave permission for a couple to park a camper across three parking spots. I went over and said that they cannot park there. Security was called and said that if the President said it was ok then they can park there. Jeff Chester- The buildings board is mandated to enforce the laws and bylaws and they should not be selectively enforcing. No unit owner can have exclusive use of a guest spot. It would have to be up to the building to take action. They may need to call BSO. Ira suggested they call code enforcement if there is a violation of the law there. Fred Sherman remarked that they voted not to allow RV’s on Century Village property. Charlie Parness- mentioned that Jules Kesselman called him twice from his hospital bed regarding the recycling. Charlie inquired about the proposal received the day before from Treasure Coast and the time line expected for the irrigation project start to finish. The answer was three years. The question, ”How are we going to pay for this?” was asked. Ira Somerset responded explaining that Treasure Coast is part of a turnkey program. They offer free financing for four years. It comes out to be about $1200.00 per unit. Cambridge Hyman Shoub asked about the Master Management money accounts and if all of it is covered under the 250 thousand limit. Ira responded saying that nothing has changed since the last meeting and the money is in the same place and is protected. Hyman inquired about Masters position on hurricanes. He commented that the Village has to have proper preparedness. We See COUNCIL, pg 12A




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Village Minutes Master Management Commentary By IRA SOMERSET No one is happy with anything that Master Management is doing. Everyone is happy with what Master Management is doing.  I believe that somewhere in the middle lies the truth. If I base my evaluation on numbers alone, more people are happy with the improvements and direction Master Management has taken in the last three years: if we listen to the volume (loudness, not numbers) of the speakers, we are going the wrong way. It is easy to sit back and criticize the speed with which results are apparent or the path being taken; to quote out of context; to jump on a misspoken word or a misremembered fact - and its fun, too, because the critic can always be right! The critic need not be concerned with legalities, niceties, political ramifications, good business practice, the cost to the community or the cost to the directors who have to wrestle with those considerations.   It is my policy not to engage in those discussions; I try to evaluate the substance of the criticism or the suggestion, and act


accordingly. When residents have a problem, complaint or suggestion, they are welcome to call (954-4215566), email (cvemm@, write (CVE Master Management, 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442) or come in and either fill out a form or talk to us. We listen and we make every effort to address the problems our residents bring to us; to accommodate the needs expressed and to implement suggestions that will make the delivery of services and the services themselves better. Yelling, calling us names and insulting Directors and employees does nothing to enhance the desire to serve our community; it only makes it more difficult to understand what the real problem is. In the past few weeks, we have had meetings to choose a designer for the irrigation system and a company to provide technical support to Mr. Murphy in dealing with Comcast. We have also hired a company to repair our perimeter fence, repairing or replacing damaged sections. In April, we will start planting the perimeter hedge fill-in materials. Based on the

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identification when coming into the buildings. Mr. Parness stated that he will refer this to Master Management. Jeff Chesterfield of Ashby C – Made a comment that the synchronization is not working on many channels and spoke about the increase in monthly charges from Comcast. Mr. Parness suggested he speak with Mr. Ciocca, Chairman of the Comcast Committee. Rhonda Pittone – During the last month there are private planes flying over the building and asked if anything can be done. Mr. Parness stated that the flight plans might have been changed. Bernie Parness – State Senator Dan Gilbert will be here on March 5th at 10:00am in the Activities Center for a free breakfast. Nancy Giordano – February 22nd, at 1pm in the Party room there will be a District 3 meeting and light refreshments will be served. David Box – Mr. Parness responded to a question from David Box stating that the Treasurer’s Report should consist of monthly reports provided to the BOD. If you have a specific question, you can put it in writing and Ms.

Schmier will respond to you. A resident asked if you can enforce the rule to shut off all cell phones. Mr. Parness reminded everyone to shut their phone off and to take any calls outside the meeting room. Florence of Harwood C – Commented on the synchronization issues with Comcast. Shelly Baskin – Commissioner Kristen Jacobs will be at the Nature Club meeting on Friday, February 19th at 10:30am in Room A. Roy Landesman – Commented on the $250,000 given to Seacrest. A resident stated that this is a COOCVE meeting and all issues for Comcast, Seacrest, etc., should be directed to MM. Jack Kornfield – complimented the officers of COOCVE for preparing a detailed agenda that we have today. Mr. Parness stated that if you have a motion to bring before this body we can put it on the agenda so that all can see it in writing. The Directors adjourned the meeting at 11:05am. Respectfully Submitted, Steven Fine, President

lack of ridership, we have eliminated the second West bus. We continue to improve the services to our Century Village residents, I ask you to understand

that because we do not implement your suggestion, do what you ask, or do something the way you feel it should be done, does not mean that we ignore your ideas or suggestions; sometimes there are mitigating factors that prevent us from doing what you ask. Please note: Our attorney has not approved the amended contract with Comcast, and we have not been able to get them to agree to an extension of the introductory offer until next December. On July 1, Comcast will start billing residents with those “free” converters

which were distributed as part of the Promotional Package. In order to avoid any unexpected charges at the expiration of their promotional period, that equipment should be returned to Comcast. One of their offices is in Pompano: 141 NW 16th St Pompano Beach, FL 33060. A map to that office is at:  http:// fortlauderdale.citysearch. com/profile/map/2468334/ pompano_beach_fl/comcast_ cable.html  Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day; Happy Passover; and a Happy Easter.

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Village Minutes Minutes of Master Management Board Meeting February 11, 2010 President Ira Somerset called the meeting to order at 9:30 am on Thursday, February 11, 2010. In attendance were: Caryl Berner, Harry Chizeck, Anthony Falco, Dan Glickman, Gene Goldman, Jules Kesselman, Jack Kornfield, Bob Marcus, Fred Rosenzveig, Alan Schachter, Mel Schmier and Ira Somerset. Not present: Dick Ciocca. Guests present were Bob Dolson, Business Manager; Michael Mahaney, Consultant Advisor. Ira Somerset distributed $25.00 gift cards to the Board to use for office supplies related to Board work and then led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. Ms. Berner asked the President to invite Michael Mahaney to sit at the table with the Board of Directors. Mr. Mahaney has been hired by MM as a consultant advisor to help organize the operations while MM hires an Executive Director. Open Mike: Roz Nehls – Commented on the stops at Deerfield Mall and the need for them to be under the store awnings; and asked about the repairs of the water main break at Lyndhurst. Rhonda Pitone – The Town Center bus needs to leave later than 2:30pm on Saturday; the money that has been given to Seacrest should have been used to pay for the new irrigation. Steve Rukasky - Suggested that an attorney who specializes in construction contracts be consulted before signing a multi-million dollar contract. M. Robinson – Would like the Committee to look into having the buses travel down Sample Road and not 49th Street so that residents can get off at Sample Road and shop. In response to the transportation issues, Mr. Glickman stated that the Transportation Committee will look into the bus stops at the Deerfield Mall; Town Center is serviced on two days; 9:00am on Saturday and 9:45am on Tuesday. The bus to NBMC is a long ride and the Committee will review to see if a stop at Sample Road and Military Trail can be inserted. Mr. Somerset stated that additional monies were given to Seacrest because the system has tripled in size and it now takes more manpower to operate the system. There were some water main breaks which have been temporarily repaired, once repaired the holes will be filled in. Financial Report – Donna Childrey The CVE Master

Management Financial Report was distributed to all Board members and discussed. For the month of January 2010 the Total Income was $901,712; Total Expenses were $894,951; Net Income was $6,760.86. Total Assets are $2,296,334; Total Liabilities are $1,494,527 and Total Equity is $801,807. Cash on hand is $1,552,755; Monthly Assessments Receivable was $311,826. Overdue accounts receivable from unit owners including 12/31/08 balances through the end of January is $320,412 representing 795 unit owners. Ms. Berner asked if she could receive the financial statements earlier and to have a meeting to discuss the process. Ms. Childrey responded that all of the information was not received on time and that the report is usually sent out within 3-4 days of the Board meeting. Anthony Falco moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report; Bob Marcus seconded. Motion passed. Abstained: Dan. Mr. Somerset welcomed Mr. Mahaney to the BOD meeting. Mr. Mahaney discussed the executive summary that he prepared for the BOD. Minutes Mel Schmier moved to waive the reading of the Minutes of the 1/14/10 Board Meeting. Gene Goldman seconded. Ms. Berner added the following to paragraph 2, page 3: “Ms. Berner stated that there could be people sitting here right now who might come forward for the VP vacancy but they didn’t the last time”. Mel Schmier moved to accept the minutes as amended. Gene Goldman seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Gene Goldman moved to waive and approve the reading of the corrected Minutes of the 1/22/10 Special Board Meeting. Harry Chizeck seconded. Motion passed. Abstain: Jack. Dan Glickman requested putting the motions and votes in bold. Presidents Report – Ira Somerset Mr. Somerset and Mr. Glickman met with Mr. DaBrusco and the City Manager regarding the Military Trail sidewalk. We are waiting for suggestions and alternatives from the City. The contract with Connie Hoffmann of The Mercer Group has been signed and a special meeting will be set up shortly for her to speak with the BOD. Irrigation - Treasure Coast made a presentation to the Committee, their presentation

is available in hard copy. Comcast - Mr. Murphy has finished reviewing the Comcast addendum and will discuss his findings with the Board. The BOD had passed a motion to allocate money to hire an attorney with expertise in cable issues, Mr. Somerset asked the BOD to reallocate those funds to the use if an expert in cable systems to advise and support Mr. Murphy. Gene Goldman moved to reallocate the amount originally set aside for a special cable attorney and hire a cable expert to provide Mr. Murphy with further assistance. Alan Schacter seconded. After a discussion, Jack Kornfield moved to table the motion. Dan Glickman seconded. Motion to table failed 3:7 (Yes: Caryl, Dan and Jack; No: Harry, Anthony, Gene, Bob, Fred, Alan and Mel). Mr. Goldman asked that the BOD vote on the original motion and then discuss it in detail in an executive session. Motion to reallocate the amount originally set aside for a special cable attorney passed unanimously. Century Services lawsuit is still in progress and moving forward. Emergency Communication – The City has a program called CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) directed by Andi Mucklow which has about 30 members in CVE. She is willing to use the CERT volunteers to get word out to residents when there is an emergency. She would like to build a larger presence in CVE by holding training courses here. There is a training program at their facility starting Thursday night for 8 weeks that is open to the public. A meeting will be set up with her and the CERT volunteers to see if a program can be set up at CVE. Mr. Somerset discussed with the Board increases for the staff. An increase of 3% has been budgeted. Fred Rosenzweig moved to approve the budgeted increase of 3% for the staff. Jack Kornfield seconded. Motion was passed unanimously. Jules Kesselman moved to approve payment for the Lyndhurst repairs from A-1 Quality Plumbing for $13,301.55. Jack Kornfield seconded. Motion passed 9:1. (Yes: Harry, Anthony, Gene, Jack, Bob, Fred, Alan, Mel and Jules; No: Dan; Abstained: Caryl) Business Manager’s Report - Bob Dolson Air Conditioning (RFA

#154B) Mr. Dolson discussed alternatives to replace a/c units in the activities center. Harry Chizeck moved to replace all 5 units from Cool Team Services in the proposal dated 2/1/10. Gene Goldman seconded. Dan Glickman moved to make a substitute motion to replace the single unit a/c in the activities center from Cool Team Services for $4,300 as stated in the proposal dated 12/21/09. Harry Chizeck seconded. Motion passed 10:1 (Yes: Caryl, Harry, Anthony, Dan, Gene, Jack, Bob, Fred, Alan and Mel; No: Jules). Irrigation - Pump Station repairs to date total $2,452; Authorized $35,000. Lakes and Waterways Lake maintenance program continues; due to cold weather there were many fish kills this month and Aquatic Systems removed the fish from the lakes. Janitorial (RFA #159) Mel Schmier moved to approve the request from Seacrest Services for janitorial services at the Activities Center and LeClub, as needed according to usage variations for $480/ month. Harry Chizeck seconded. Motion passed unanimously. (RFA #162) Mr. Dolson discussed with the Board the approval to hire an additional Maintenance Technician through Seacrest Services. Jack moved to have this discussion in executive session. Jules Kesselman seconded. Motion passed 9:1. (Yes: Caryl, Harry, Dan, Gene, Jules, Jack, Bob, Alan and Mel; No: Anthony; Abstained: Fred) Lighting - Repairs to date total $1,365; Authorized $5,000 Miscellaneous Repairs - (RFA #158) Gene Goldman moved to approve installation of new balusters along the West Drive as stated in the estimate from Seacrest Services dated 1/29/2010 for $1,500. Anthony Falco seconded. Motion passed 10:1 (Yes: Caryl, Anthony, Dan, Gene,Jules,

Jack, Bob, Fred, Alan, Mel; No: Harry) Tilford Pool - Repairs to date $779; Authorized $5,000 Road Repairs - Scheduled roadway and asphalt walkway repairs are completed. Additional potholes have developed and proposal for repairs will be submitted next month. Security - Overall performance of Kent meets expectations. Mr. Kornfield asked Mr. André Vautrin of Kent Security if he was aware of a security issue with Lyndhurst L in regard to repairing the water main break. Mr. Dolson will follow-up with Mr. Vautrin. Perimeter Fence Repair - (RFA #161) Fred Rosenzveig moved to approve the proposal from James Chambers to repair the CVE fence as outlined in the proposal dated 1-29-10 for $25,500 plus fees and tax. Gene Goldman seconded. Motion Passed 8:1 (Yes: Caryl, Harry, Anthony, Gene, Bob, Fred, Alan and Mel; No: Dan; Abstained: Jack) Signs - (RFA #160) We are waiting for golf course to sign off on the “proof” for the new entrance sign. Gene Goldman moved to authorize Signsations to manufacture and supply additional signage for the Activity Center and the Farnham building for $1,965 plus fees and tax. Alan Schacter seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Committee Reports Transportation Committee – Dan Glickman The Transportation Committee Meeting was held on February 1st. Due to the cold weather, ridership is currently down. The Committee will be reviewing the 2nd West Bus and discussing a proposal with Mr. Somerset. Mr. Glickman stated that stopping at J&J would seriously impact the schedule, but the Committee will look into stopping at the doctor’s offices on Hillsboro Blvd. See MASTER, pg 13A




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Village Minutes COOCVE Recreation Committee Meeting February 11, 2010 COOCVE Recreation Committee Meeting, Feb. 11, 2010, 9:30 am. In attendance were: Shelly Baskin, Maureen Dougherty, Arlene Fine, Nancy Giordano, Danielle Lobono, Ronald Popp, Bill Schmeir, with Steve Fine representing COOCVE and for DRF: Eva Rachesky and Dan Cruz Prior to the meeting Nancy requested that there be no interruptions from the audience and advised them that there would be an ‘open mike’ session after the meeting. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence. Nancy Giordano made a motion to accept the minutes from the January meeting. The motion was seconded and passed. Correspondence Nancy Giordano began the meeting by addressing correspondence received by the Recreation Committee. The entrance to the Clubhouse tennis court needs attention; the restaurant


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have been told we are on our own. Master Management should give us a plan to lead us as an individual building. Jeff Chester explained that 718 states that every building must have it’s own plan. Charlie Parness expressed his opinion that as a community we should have a general plan. There is a landline phone at the Master Management office and a generator to power up one or two of the rooms. Met with the Fire department and they said we should have a plan. Steve Fine remarked that it was brought up at the last Executive Committee meeting. We are putting together a Disaster Committee. Judy Schneider questioned Master Management about the services that are provided. Ira Somerset stated that Master Management takes care of its buildings in the Village, not Association buildings, plus roads and security. Jeff Chester remarked that when Seacrest made their presentation they said they would offer services at an additional charge. Rhonda Pittone said that she was told the city steps in and cleans the roads. Norm Kaplan of Farnham asked about a larger sign that says Century Village for the East Gate. Ira Somerset said it was his understanding the City would be putting up a sign.

leaves black metal chairs out after it closes which are a trip hazard in the dark; there are no chairs or a bench in the ladies restroom on the theater level. Eva Rachesky responded that the bushes at the tennis court entrance will be removed; she will speak to the restaurant again about the chair problem; a bench will be placed in the ladies restroom on the theater level. DRF Reports Eva Rachesky and Dan Cruz January Profit & Loss for theater: $42,940.55 profit. Eva said there are still some good shows coming up in March, with plenty of tickets left. The Tokens – who did “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – will be the last show of the Season and only 200 tickets have been sold so far for this show. She said that the ‘tweaking’ that was done to the ticket program hasn’t delivered the desired results so it will be revisited during the off season to see if improvements can be made to the ticket selection

aspect of the program. Uniforms for Maintenance Department: The uniform company presented an unacceptable contract (five years, unbreakable); therefore, the decision was made to not go with a uniform company but instead to order shirts for the Recreation Maintenance crew. The shirts will be burnt orange with navy lettering which will make Recreation Maintenance employees distinguishable from the other workers in the Village. FPL Credit: a one time credit from FPL has been issued in the amount of $15, 629.00. Lobby marquees: have been received and will be placed in the lobbies. The marquee will not be large enough to list all activities in the Clubhouse, but will advise of activities and events day to day in the Party Room, as well as an advisory that there are laptop stations located on the Mezzanine. Electrical Issues: at Shuffleboard & Clubhouse lobby/theater came to a cost

of approximately $9,000. Dan is having a meeting with FPL regarding the short outages we are having. Dr. Gittleman’s Class: “Jewish Historical Ideas” has been cancelled. Hopefully the class will be offered for the next session. Bids to repair indoor pool ceiling: are being gathered and Dan should be able to present them at the next meeting. The concrete is peeling off the ceiling of the indoor pool due to the need to keep the pool water temperature to 89-90 degrees. The exposed rebar will have to be repaired, sealed and retextured; then epoxy will be applied to bond the ceiling. Maintenance will also look into improving the exhaust system for the indoor pool, although this will not eliminate the fact that whatever the temperature is outside is going to affect the temperature inside the building. Replacement of Chiller # 1 compressor: It is believed that the outages affected the

compressor. The compressor warranty covered five years and the equipment is seven years old; therefore, it will need to be replaced. The replacement cost for the compressor is $6,000. New umbrellas: have been received and placed at shuffleboard, petanque and volleyball. These umbrellas will be easier for the residents to use as they have a crank mechanism for opening and closing. Clubhouse Landscaping: Eva said red mulch has been placed in the beds around the Clubhouse and replacement landscaping has been done around the Clubhouse pool area. The irrigation is working nicely and will help keep everything alive and thriving. Lyndhurst N blueprints: have been submitted to the City for permitting. Well at Grantham: has been installed. Dan hopes it will be connected to the computer and up and running sometime next week. Valves installed: at

Comcast? People are confused. They sent one adaptor and one tuner. The adaptor took away channels. I think Master Management is charging $1.50 per person. People are looking for Channels and paying $2.99 for the tuner. Ira Somerset addressed the concern, explaining that Comcast offered the free use of the connectors up through June. The issue with Comcast is that we want to make sure they are giving us what they should be giving us with upgrades, etc. It is currently in the hands of our attorney. Concerns about the French channels. Residents will pay for it. A lot of the French Canadians are putting dishes up on the roofs. Ira said that Comcast said they would provide the channels. Jeff has explained that dishes have nothing to do with Master Management. I’m certain the dishes have been installed without permits. It was asked if something could be published, requiring to have dishes come down before the hurricane season. Ruth Porter stated that the satellite dishes on top of the roofs are a danger to the entire village. Dan Glickman stated that it’s the building’s responsibility because it has become a fixture on the building. Cecile Baskin mentioned that on Military we have people bicycling to Winn Dixie. The commissioner

said they would put in a sidewalk. Ira Somerset said the city engineers and city manager were to get information. I’m not sure how they will get a sidewalk 6-10 feet unless they take away property from Farnham. Dan Glickman replied it was not a question of property beyond the fence as they believe they could construct the sidewalk up to the fence on Military Trail. Bill suggested that the Area chairs notify their boards of the dangers of the satellite dishes. All French Canadians are not here during hurricane season so they could take them down before the hurricane season. Joe Sachs of Ashby D suggested putting the satellite dishes between the bushes on the side of the building. He said it works well. Jeff Chester said that many buildings made document amendments for dishes. Amend the Condo Docs. Wires cannot hang from a building, but you can change your condo docs. 9. Recreation - Nancy Giordano Nancy began by informing everyone that the District 3 meeting will be in the Club House. Questions about Military Trail and 10th street can be asked at the meeting. It will be Monday, February 22, 2010 from 1-3p.m. The City of Deerfield will be serving refreshments. The I.D. office is charging too much money to replace ID’s if lost-- $20. I spoke

with the I.D. office asking for a reduced rate for the first offense. They were asked to drop it down to $10. Next meeting they will have a report. Let’s say you are robbed and you have a police report. There is no fee to replace your ID and we will discuss a report from our security company. Blue Prints have been submitted for the Lyndhurst pool upgrade and we are getting bids. March 21 is the rain date for Flea Market. March 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Auto Seminar. We cannot repair cars, but we will give you hints so not to be ripped off when you go for repairs. Hyman Shoub inquired about a large tree blocking the light in Cambridge A. Nancy replied that she would look into it. Charlie Parness inquired about refunding for cancellations. Nancy said they are not giving a refund for Tony Danza show. She wants it highlighted in big bold ink in next year’s catalog-- NO REFUNDS for a replacement show at the same level or higher. Jeff Chester thanked Nancy for the wonderful lectern and improvements in GP-A to the sound system and equipment for visual presentations. Judy Schneider said that if anyone is intending on getting a table for the flea market, there are only about 10 tables left. Nancy commented that if she sees

that there are more people interested than there are tables, they might be able to provide their own. Someone mentioned that the sound under the balcony wasn’t that good and Nancy responded telling them she will look into it. Arnold Paglia brought up the dress code at the Club House. He suggested that shorts be allowed in the lower area of the Clubhouse year round. Nancy asked that any one with ideas, please email her so they can be considered. Jeff Chester asked that a parking area be put in for the Lyndhurst pool. Nancy replied that she would have to check and see if the Recreation has use of the grounds to install a parking area. Judy Schneider asked if a marquee would be going up to inform people of what is going on in the Party Room? Charlie Parness suggested that the guards should have the information of events and the rental of rooms. 10. Joe Rubino gave a list of upcoming meetings and events. The Chair asked everyone to thank Tara Brown and Seacrest Services for providing the transcript of our meeting minutes. This is her last meeting and we sincerely appreciate the help she has given us 11. The Meeting was adjourned at11:25 a.m.


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Oakridge – 4 zones. Dan said they are in the process of getting the permitting so this can move forward. CafÊ Zen on the Green: is serving dinner Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Eva advises people to be careful driving and walking in this area as traffic is quite congested and it would be easy for a pedestrian to be struck by a car. She reminded drivers that pedestrians do have the right-of-way. Nancy said that while looking over the proposal for the audio visual work in the Party Room, they have been assisted by a resident, Stanley Margles, who has experience in the field. He has looked over the proposals and had some questions which have been turned over to Steve Cohen (DRF entertainment technician) for further information. She wanted to extend the thanks of the Committee to Mr. Margles for his assistance. Old business Defibulators: Nancy said that at an Area Chair meeting last month Marty Popelsky brought up and discussed the possibility of defibulators in the Village. She wanted to make it clear that this was not a proposal that was brought up by the Recreation Committee. Nancy said they are getting some negative impact from the City concerning this and she wanted to make it clear that this was strictly a proposal presented by Marty that had nothing to do with the Recreation Committee. There was a brief discussion concerning the pros and cons, as well as liability issues of having and using this equipment. Nancy said she will keep everyone apprised of this ongoing issue. Talent show cancelled: Danielle said there was a lack of interest but they will have it next year and it will probably be held every two years after that. Flea Market: will be on March 14th with a rain date of March 21st. There will be tables available; the tables are eight feet long and there will be two sellers to a table. Table spots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. District Three meeting: February 22nd in the Party Room at 1:00pm. Marty Popelsky will be present and will bring people from different departments in City Hall to answer questions. There will be refreshments served by the City of Deerfield. Automobile Seminar: will be held on March 2nd. Shelly said that the seminar should be very informative;

the mechanic/owner of the shop is very experienced and interesting. He has a radio show on 1470 AM from 8am to 9am. He will be providing information about maintaining vehicles, tires, etc. and will have handouts for those attending. The goal is to provide residents with some basic knowledge so they will be better informed when they take their car in for service. New Business Card Tables: Danielle asked how old are the card tables? Eva said they are new, acquired after (hurricanes) Frances and Jean. Eva said some of the laminate has come off; those tables will be pulled and repaired during the summer. Golf cart for restaurant: Nancy stated that they are trying to come up with solutions to the parking and traffic issues at the restaurant. They have decided, in conjunction with the golf course, to have a bench and sign placed in the main parking lot where restaurant patrons can gather. A golf cart will convey patrons to and from the restaurant. Signs for golf parking: Nancy said that at the Executive meeting a request was made for more signs on the road that will tell golfers where the golf course parking is located. Nancy asked Eva to re-approach the golf course regarding additional signage. Newport pool: Nancy stated that people are walking through gaps in the hedge. Nancy and Danielle asked if these gaps could be filled in with new plants. Eva reminded them that there is no irrigation in that area at this time and Dan said the area will have fencing put in place next year to bring it up to City code. Eva and Dan

agreed to install plantings at each of the gaps and have someone from maintenance hand water the plants until they have taken root. ID cards: Nancy said she feels the $20 charge to replace a lost ID is excessive. Eva explained that there are some residents that lose their cards over and over, some of these lost IDs are actually being given to family or friends to give them easier access to the Village. The $20 replacement fee was set as a deterrent for that reason. Nancy requested that the committee members consider this issue and it will be revisited at the next meeting. Shelly said that he recommends giving out a lanyard with the IDs to help keep down ID loss. Eva will look into the cost for lanyards and badge holders and get back to the committee at the next meeting. Dan said he had a meeting with Bob Dolson concerning a drainage problem that is adjacent to the Upminster pool area. There is a walkway that is flooding and Dolson, representing Master Management, is proposing that the cost ($1,000) be split between Master Management and Recreation. Drains would be placed on MM property and on Recreation property. Nancy asked if there was any advantage for Recreation in doing this and Dan replied that there was not. The committee was in unanimous agreement to refuse the request. Dan said the restaurant is using our dumpster when their small dumpster is full and this is creating a problem. Dan wants the restaurant to get a bigger dumpster and move it to a location nearer the restaurant. The committee agreed with his proposal. Nancy reviewed the dates

and times for meetings scheduled over the next few weeks. Steve Fine said COOCVE is reforming the eight standing committees for 2010. He said there are still open spots on the committees

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Old Business Mr. Marcus reported that two of the Trinchi signs have been replaced and the others will be done shortly. Board Vacancy and Treasurer Susan Koser submitted her resignation to the Board as she is unable to attend the meetings. Judy Olmstead withdrew her nomination. There are 2 vacancies and three nominations: Bill Goddard, who has served on the Board for 9 months; Norman Bloom, who has also offered to be the Treasurer, and Harvey Masef. An election to fill the two vacancies was held with those receiving the highest number of votes elected to the BOD. After a written ballot election, Mr. Goddard and Mr. Bloom were elected to the MM BOD. Jack Kornfield moved to be voted upon at a regular meeting of the MMBOD, a hard copy of any contract, or bid, to be signed must be provided to the Board at least one week before it is to be considered. Caryl Berner seconded. Bill Goddard moved to table. Gene Goldman seconded. Motion to table passed 9:2. (Yes: Harry, Anthony, Dan, Gene, Bill, Bob, Fred, Alan and Mel; No: Jack, Caryl)


Mr. Kornfield asked the President to abide by the previous motion providing documents to the Board at least 10 days prior to the Board meeting when possible. New Business Jules Kesselman moved that MM pay for refreshments for poll workers at each election not to exceed $25 per election. Harry Chizeck seconded. Motion failed. Mel Schmier modified a motion submitted by Jack Kornfield and moved to have corporate counsel prepare for the March meeting, if legal counsel considers it to be necessary and appropriate, a draft Ethics Affidavit which may include that all CVE Management Company directors, agents, committee members, and employees, use to affirm they have not solicited, accepted or agreed to accept any pecuniary or other benefit due to their relationship with the CVE Master Management Company, Inc. Gene Goldman seconded. Motion passed 9:3 (Yes: Caryl, Harry, Anthony, Gene, Bill, Bob, Fred, Alan and Mel; No: Ira, Jack, Dan).  Jack Kornfield moved to have corporate counsel prepare for the March meeting, if legal counsel considers it to be necessary and appropriate, a draft of

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15 January 2010 and with the clarifying narrative of the same date submitted therewith. “The contract shall contain provisions that should CVE Master Management decide not to proceed with the design prepared by Masuen Consultants thereunder, that the construction supervision provision shall be null and void and CVE Master Management shall not be obligated to any further payments thereunder. “The Irrigation Committee is hereby authorized to select an Irrigation Contractor to participate in the design phase with Masuen Consultants, in accordance with their proposal, without further approval by the BOD, provided the cost of such shall not exceed $5,000. “The final contract shall be reviewed by our attorney before signature.”  Dan Glickman seconded. Mr. Schmier noted that the Committee will have input into the design.  Part of their proposal is that they will review the report prepared by IDG for all pertinent information that will inform the design process.  The IDG report suggested that we might continue to use the

lateral lines; the designers will look at the proposal and decide if we can or cannot use the lines. The motion was passed on a roll call vote 11:1 (Yes Vote: Caryl, Harry, Dick, Anthony, Dan, Bill, Gene, Jules, Bob, Alan and Mel; No Vote: Jack; Abstain: Norm) Mr. Somerset requested that any Board member with comments on these documents please send them to him quickly as we need to move on the Comcast issue.  We had asked Comcast to extend the free offer for residents to keep the converter (digital cable box) boxes through next fall for those that go home, but the preliminary response from Comcast was that they would not accommodate us.  Mr. Ciocca stated that Comcast advised him that any residents leaving for the summer should return their boxes, as there will be no extensions and they will be charged in July. Mr. Somerset also reminded everyone that there is a District 3 meeting today at 1:00pm in the Party Room. The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 am. Respectfully submitted, Ira Somerset

a “Business Affidavit” to be part of any proposal or bid received by the CVE Master Management Company, Inc., which, to summarize, affirms the bid is genuine, not collusive or a sham, that the company is not tainted by bribery, or offered a pecuniary or other benefit to any officer, director, agent or employee of the CVE Master Management Company Inc. Fred Rosenzveig seconded. Motion failed 3:8 (Yes: Jack Caryl and Fred; No: Harry, Anthony, Dan, Gene, Bob, Alan, Mel and Bill) Jack Kornfield moved that financial reports for the regular Thursday meeting be provided the Monday before the meeting. Caryl Berner seconded. Mel Schmier made an amendment to the motion to add “whenever possible”. Fred Rosenzveig seconded. Amendment to motion passed 7:4 (yes: Harry, Anthony, Gene, Bill, Bob, Fred and Alan; No: Dan, Mel, Caryl and Jack). The Board then voted on the amended motion; Jack Kornfield moved that financial reports for the regular Thursday meeting be provided the Monday before the meeting whenever possible. Motion failed 4:7. Meeting adjourned at 1:10pm Respectfully submitted, Ira Somerset



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put mail in mailboxes that have no locks. Just take your mail to the Post Office, and you won’t lose sleep over worrying about the safety of your money and your

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Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue and N.E. Focal Point. The board unanimously approved the contributions. On a personal note, I would like to thank the many people for their good wishes regarding my wife’s serious health issues. Arlene is progressing well from her recent radical surgery, and will soon start chemotherapy and radiation for her pancreatic cancer. We expect nothing less than a full and complete recovery. I look forward to a year of great progress in Century Village East. I want to thank the board of directors from all associations for contributing their time, talents and knowledge to insure that our buildings run smoothly and that problems are kept to a minimum. Treat your directors with respect, for it is to them that you bring all your concerns. They in turn try to resolve as many issues as the can and in the best way possible. Please show your gratitude for the sacrifice of their time, and generous sharing of their talents. And say thank you once in a while for all the efforts they make on your behalf and of your building.


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Condo News District 3 Meeting Held by Commissioner Marty Popelsky Text by JUDY OLMSTEAD, Photo by GLORIA OLMSTEAD On Monday, February 22, 2010, our City Commissioner, Marty Popelsky, held a meeting in the Party Room of the Clubhouse for the purpose of informing the residents of the status of the City, their plans for the future, and to introduce everyone to department heads and other various officials who serve us. The Recreation Committee, chaired by Nancy Giordano, arranged the event and approximately 150 residents attended. While the turnout may have disappointed some people those who attended were not disappointed. Commissioner Popelsky introduced the audience to the principle participants. These were: Burgess Hanson, the new City Manager, Bob Harbin, Director of Parks and Recreation, Donna DeFronzo, Director of Senior Services, Chief Jay Fernandez, from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Chief Chad Brocato, from Fire and Rescue, Gary Fernaays, Assistant Chief of Planning and Fire Prevention, Jerry Ferguson, Director of Planning and Growth Management, Kevin Klopp, Director of CRA and Economic Development, Peter Parkin, Manager of Community Development, Waguah Messiha, from the Building Department, and Charles DaBrusco, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services. Just from reviewing the list of city officials and department heads, one can see that the effort made by the City to reach out to us was impressive. Each of them spoke for a few minutes describing the purpose and the work performed by the

L-R M. Popelsky, W. Messiha, P. Parkin, J. Ferguson, D. DeFronzo, B. Hanson, J. Fernandez, C. Da Brusco, C. Brocato, G. Fernaays, B. Harbin departments that they direct or oversee and then they answered questions submitted by the audience. Note cards were passed out by Mr. Popelsky’s assistants and the questions were read out loud to enable the appropriate city department head to respond. This worked very well, except for those questions not appropriate to the occasion such as “Why is the water in the pool so cold?” Other questions and answers informed the audience that buildings not completing the hard wired smoke alarm systems will continue to be cited, and that the law is still in effect; that there is no money for sound barriers on 10th street because a new lane is not being added; and, that when BSO deputies are in the Village, that they can take action if dangerous, erratic behavior is observed,

AARP Safe Driving Class Offered Once again, Century Village East is a sponsor of the AARP Driver Safety Program. This program, which focuses on the senior driver, is offered to update drivers on the newest Florida laws as well as updating our driving skills. It is the oldest and largest classroom refresher course especially designed for drivers 50 years of age and up. In many states, participants are eligible for a 10% discount on their liability insurance. The six hour class is taught in one session in the Clubhouse on Wednesdays. The total cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for

non-members which include all materials and workbooks. Typical subjects include how our aging affects our driving, driving on our crowded South Florida roads and strategies for being a defensive driver. An AARP 2005 study found that 83% of program graduates said that they actually changed their driving behavior after taking the course. Among the most frequently reported changes were: checking blind spots more often and increasing following distance. The current class is being taught by Century Village resident, Cari Sondike and registration is through the Class Office.

but that tickets cannot be given out just for rolling through a stop sign if there is no danger of an accident. Chief Fernadez confirmed that our roadways would need to be reconfigured, signs changed, and complete compliance with Federal standards implemented, before an agreement could

be reached with the BSO to regularly patrol our streets. In response to a question about the availability of homeowners’ permits, which allow a unit owner to do some of his own work, Commissioner Popelsky stated that the unit owner should go to the building department for assistance

and specific information relevant to the contemplated renovations. In reference to the smoke alarm systems currently in the high rise buildings, residents were told that the elevators are not up to code with reference to fire safety laws, which may require the installation of new hard wired systems throughout the building. The work being done on Military Trail and 10th Street was also discussed. It should be completed by September and a sidewalk will be installed on the north side of 10th Street. The issue of who is to maintain the grass and landscaping along Military Trail and 10th Street is still undecided. Following the formal meeting, refreshments were served and the representatives from the City were available to talk to residents and answer questions on an individual basis. The meeting was a huge success and, hopefully, will become a yearly event so that more and more people from the Village will become better informed about what the City has to offer.

Master Management Announcement CHANGE OF ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM IF YOU HAVE MADE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR MAILING ADDRESS WHEN YOU ARE AWAY FROM CENTURY VILLAGE. THIS WILL HELP US KEEP YOUR MAILING INFORMATION CURRENT. NAME:_______________________________________________ CONDO ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER: ________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ SUMMER MAILING ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ PHONE #:____________________________________________ EMAIL:_______________________________________________ PLEASE CLIP THIS FORM, MAIL OR DROP IT OFF AT THE MASTER MANAGEMENT OFFICE, 3501 WEST DRIVE, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL. 33442.




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Incidents were minimal this month in the Village. Two thefts were reported from two different building units, but very little was taken and none were forced entries. We were not advised by either the sheriff or security if the residents had aides working for them or if there are other explanations for the missing items. For example, one such report was the theft of $60.00 and a necklace, both of which were hidden in a drawer, and the other was the theft of antique shot glasses and two other items. A more worrisome incident was the entrance of the duck man who periodically comes into the Village and picks up our ducks. It is not known if someone is calling him in but he carries a card which advertises that he will pick up unwanted ducks for free. No resident or association has the authority to have the ducks removed. Security has been instructed to call the BSO if he attempts to enter again. I can only emphasize that if you see any suspicious activity or anyone entering someone else’s unit, call security or another neighbor immediately. Don’t forget the flea market scheduled for March 14th (March 21st if it rains). It is going to be held at the charter bus parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the trolleys will drop you off and pick you up at the end of the lot. There are enough tables for 106 sellers, but you must sign up at the staff office. Another reminder: if you obtained a converter box from Comcast, you will be charged beginning July 1st since a bulk agreement with Comcast has not yet been worked out. Look at your

agreement with Comcast, most of them provided free service only until July. If an agreement for the entire Village is reached before then, Master Management will post it on the Century Village web site and channel 99. The Reporter will also announce any changes if the agreement is reached before our June publication deadline. If you are leaving soon for the summer and do not want to pay while you are gone, you need to return the box to the Pompano Comcast office. In my article concerning meeting representatives from the Ombudsman’s office, I stated incorrectly that you only need 20% of the unit owners to hold an election for the association board of directors. Actually, under 718.112(d) 3, there is no quorum requirement, but at least 20% of the eligible voters must cast a ballot in order to have a valid election. In addition, an exception to the 48 hour notice of a board meeting is the 14 day rule which applies to all budget meetings. Finally, check at the staff office and on channel 99 for announcements from the Recreation Committee of a Candidate’s Forum for the April elections. The Forum is tentatively scheduled for the end of March.

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Condo News Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions By EVA RACHESKY Administration/Cen-Deer Communities Office Are there parking restrictions in the Clubhouse parking lot? Yes. Overnight parking isn’t allowed; no campers, trailers or boats allowed; violators will be towed. If someone has an unusual situation (i.e. car won’t start, sudden illness while at the Clubhouse, etc.) contact the Administration Office (954428-6892) or the Staff Office (954-428-7095), as well as the Security Office (954-421-3552 – Gate House) to forestall your vehicle being towed. Staff Office How do we find out what activities and clubs are available for CVE residents? The Staff Office exists to make room reservations and inform the CVE residents by providing information to residents that contact us in person and/or via telephone. There are numerous flyers available in the Information/ Staff office covering a wide variety of activities and events. ID Department What do I do with the Green Parking Sticker if I get rid of my car? It is important that the parking sticker be removed and returned to the ID office whenever there is a change in the status of your vehicle (i.e. the car is sold, traded in

or junked). When you change cars or if you have an invalid sticker the charge will be $10 to get a new sticker. If you fail to return the parking sticker the charge will be $25.00. Theater What is proper theater audience protocol? Leaving the theater prior to the end of the show is extremely rude and disruptive to the rest of the audience and to the performers. The buses have been asked to wait so that everyone will make it to the bus for the ride home. Also, theater attendees should turn off all pagers, watches with alarms, beepers, and cell phones prior to the performance. Not only are these items disturbing to the audience and performers, but some electronic devices, especially those with radio components can cause interference with our performance sound system. Please refrain from calling out requests to the performers during the show. AND, also please refrain from bringing in chewing gum, food, and cigarette lighters into the theater. PLEASE DO NOT stick gum under seat, arm rest, on wall or spit out gum onto floor or carpet! Use the gum wrapper or a tissue and put it in your pocket or purse for proper disposal later.

Athletic Department What are the hours that our guests can use the exercise facilities? During the season (November thru March) guests may use the gym resources from 1pm to 10pm daily; off season (April thru October) there are no time restrictions for guests’ use of the gym. Recreation Maintenance How do we report maintenance issues encountered at the pools? Any maintenance issues should be reported to the Cen-Deer Office located on the ground floor in the Clubhouse or you can call them at 954-428-6892. The Cen-Deer staff will write up a work order and pass it on to the Maintenance Department. We have been having a lot of leaves in the pool lately – when does maintenance clean the pools? DRF maintains 15 pools in Century Village East. We have two full-time pool maintenance employees that service these pools from 7:00am to 3:00pm, seven days a week. There is a rotation schedule set up for servicing each pool. The service performed on the pools is broken down into cleaning filters, scrubbing the pool sides, maintenance of the equipment and other

Press Release Paper Shredding for Century Village Residents DEERFIELD BEACHCity of Deerfield Beach is proud of its newest recycling program providing a competitive and secure means to safely shred documents. The City-Shred On – Site Mobile Shredding Recycling Service is available to businesses and residents in Deerfield Beach. The Recycling Division offers a shredding event once a month at our Recycling Drop –Off center. There have been considerable requests from Century Village residents who need to securely and safely shred their personal documents, but have no transportation to our recycling center. To accommodate our Century Village residents, on Thursday, April 1 from 9 am to noon, we will offer our annual paper shredding services to Century Village residents only at the main clubhouse parking lot. Century Village resident would need to show their owner I.D. to participate. One box of papers will be accepted from each unit, at no cost. Residents can also bring 2-5 boxes for a flat fee of $10 (checks only made to the City of Deerfield Beach). The paper will be shredded on site and must be free of plastic and metal. Where: Clubhouse Parking lot When: Thursday, April 1, 2010 Time: 9 a.m. - noon For more information call 954-480-4454 or 954-480-1420

tasks necessary for proper maintenance. Each task is performed several times each week. Please bear in mind that when conditions are windy it is impossible to keep the leaves out of the outdoor pools. The pools will be skimmed for leaves as established on the schedule. NOTE: maintaining stable pool temperatures is not possible when the temperature drops into the 60s; wind blowing across the water also siphons the heat out of the water. Class Office How do I register for Defensive Driving? Registration must be in person at the Class Office, and you will need your Driver’s License, AARP card and your CVE ID card to register. The Defensive Driving class is offered monthly and consists of a two day course held on successive Wednesdays. Registration is accepted FOR THE CURRENT MONTH ONLY. AARP requires that the payment for this course must be by check only and couples taking the course must pay by separate checks. Evening/Weekend Staff Office How do we report problems concerning the minibuses? The minibuses are run by a company called Quality Transportation. They have

a contract with Master Management. If you are experiencing problems with routes or drivers, please call Master Management at 954-421-5566 or Quality Transportation at 954-7912505. The minibus schedules are published in the Reporter each month and copies of the schedule are available in the Staff Office. If an item left behind on the minibus is found by the driver, the item is turned in to the Quality Transportation office (954791-2505) or to the Staff Office (954-428-7095) in the Clubhouse. Ticket Office I don’t come into the Clubhouse very often. Can I obtain information about theater activities, show changes, etc. through my computer? Many of our residents have provided the Ticket Office with their email address. If you can’t pickup the “Clubhouse Happenings”, just stop by or call the Ticket Office and provide them with your email address. That way you won’t be the last to know about shows, movies, or dances! Regular announcements and a copy of the monthly “Happenings” will be available for you to review via your email. Also the information is presented on our website www.


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Condo News Patrick J. Murphy and Kerstin Henze General Legal Counsel for COOCVE and Master Management Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, P.A. What happens if the unit owner leases a unit in contravention of the governing documents? Pursuant to the Association’s Bylaws, the Association may notify the unit owner of the covenant violation, giving unit owner certain time within which to cure violation. If the violation is not cured within the time allotted, the Association has the power pursuant to bylaws and Condo Act to bring an action against the unit owner for breach of covenants, seeking to enjoin and restrain the unit owner from continuing to lease the unit in violation of the governing documents.

Partick J. Murphy, Kerstin Henze

If the Association prevails, it is entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred in bringing the action. Is the Association required to arbitrate a disagreement surrounding the removal or eviction of an unauthorized tenant before filing an action in court? No. Pursuant to the Condominium Act section 718.1255(4)(a) “prior to institution of court litigation, a party to a dispute shall petition the division for nonbinding arbitration.” Dispute is defined as “any disagreement between two or more parties that involves (a) the authority of the board of

directors under this chapter or association document to (1) require any owner to take any action, or not to take any action, involving that owner’s unit. 718.1255(1)(a). A dispute, however, does not include “any disagreement that primarily involves…the eviction or other removal of a tenant from a unit.” 718.1255(1)(b) Hence, for disagreements between the Association and the unit owners surrounding unauthorized lease of the unit, the Association can proceed with an action against the unit owner for breach of covenants and injunctive relief without first arbitrating the issue.

FPL Damage to Grantham F Text and Photos by JULES KESSELMAN FPL attempting to repair damage to one of their underground lines, caused a major break in the sewer line opposite Grantham

F. FPL’s expertise was not sufficient to repair the damage. Supervisor, Fred Scott of the Deerfield Beach Utilities Maintenance

Department and his crew were brought in to repair the damage to the sewer line. First a special camera was used to discover the extent of the break.

Then the sewerage was drained and diverted across Century Boulevard into a sewer near Harwood I. It took two full days to find, repair

and cover the hole in the ground.  Luckily there was no damage to our fresh drinking water. FPL will be billed by the city for the repairs to our sewer.




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Condo News Coalition for CVE Homebound By MARION G. COHEN

Ira Sandler in his article on home-care resources claims that nursing homes are essential only because we have made them so. He asks, “How do other countries take care of their frail elderly? In fact, there is an answer to nursing home care overall. It is called home care. If more families had access to home care, there would be no need for nursing homes for the most part. There will be no more need for patients to wait 20 hours for a blanket, no more need for patients to go without eating. We owe our frail, elderly a better deal than what they’re getting. All too many families think that when you are old and sick the nursing home is a viable panacea.” Sometimes hidden behind the closed doors of our neighbors are the less fortunate, the ones who have few resources, who are infirm, and who do not have loved ones to assist them. Because you contributed to the Coalition for the Homebound Program, thus providing funds to secure professionally trained health care for neighbors who have difficulty bathing, dressing and feeding themselves, many now have their dignity. We received the following letter from one of our residents. “To all of you who make this program possible: God Bless You and Thank You! I am one of many in CVE who gets personal care four hours a week. I do pay a nominal fee (according to my income) for the above, and I am grateful for this help. I am somewhat housebound. It’s good to know that someone cares. I am a 91-year-old widow living alone. Even though I have a wonderful son who is always here for me, he can’t help me with the above. Accept my donation in gratitude.” We were greatly touched to receive this donation from someone who could ill afford to give it. Accompanying another donation was this note. “Thank you! I’m lucky and haven’t needed your services, but it’s nice to know you exist if I do.” Once a year we appeal to all the residents of Century Village to make a donation


to the Coalition for CVE Homebound by drawing a check for $12, $18, $25, $50 or $100 and mailing it to the Broward Homebound Program C/O North Broward Medical Center, 201 East Sample Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Our appeal has been answered by temples, clubs, building boards, area boards as well as residents of our Village. For further information call Sharon Ross, Executive Director at 954-786-2484. Listed below are the names of contributors of $25 or more. And we send our thanks to all the other contributors too numerous to list herein. $50 Yvette Obadia, Robert and Elizabeth Spatz, Morris Weiss $25 Philip and Shirley Cohen, Stanley and Arline Eig, Donald and Esther Goldberg, Helen Rapport On January 15, 2010, I was invited to address the Prescott Area Meeting to explain the history of the Coalition from its inception to the present time. I outlined the services rendered by the Coalition and the need for publicity to inform all newcomers to the Village about the availability of aides for those in need of home care. It is out plan to issue a poster describing our services to be posted in each building. Marilyn Lane has joined our Board as Publicity Director.

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Condo Docs/By Laws/Amendments Condo Docs: Includes: ByLaws, Declaration of Condominium and Amendments Responsibility: Each unit owner is responsible to give to the new owner, at closing, a Set of these documents. Each unit owner should, at closing, be sure to obtain these documents from the seller – or obtain reimbursement for the approximate cost of replacing them. They can be obtained from any title company for a fee, such as, Bailey & Woodruff Title Co. Tel. 954-571-7919 The cost is $35.00. Any questions or concerns? Call COOCVE office to speak to a COOCVE Officer.




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Consumer Interest “Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisal” Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions… “Copies of Deeds are Public Records and Free” Dear Lori, We received a solicitation to get the deed to our property here in Deerfield Beach with a fee involved of course. My wife and I were wondering how to obtain a copy of our deed instead of through an intermediary. If you could direct us to the proper agency, either online or in person to get a copy, we would appreciate it. The Levitt Family, Deerfield Beach, FL Every year our office hears of new mailings aimed at Broward County homeowners. The latest scam seems designed to trick you into believing for a substantial fee, a company will send you a “certified deed” for your property. Unfortunately, this practice seems to be legal but is very misleading. Your deed is a document or written instrument which, when executed and delivered, conveys an interest in or

legal title to a property. Deed recordation is the process of registering a transfer of real property with the Broward County Records Taxes and Treasury Division. The truth is deeds and many other important documents are already available online and free at Broward County’s Records, Taxes and Treasury Division’s website and linked from our office’s website. Older deeds prior to 1977 and recorded deeds utilizing social security numbers must be ordered in person or by written request. The county charges a nominal fee for reproduction ($1.00 a

page/$2.00 certified). Reviewing and obtaining a copy of your deed is simple: Go to records and enter the public search field. Simply enter the name of the homeowner and you will be shown applicable property data enabling you to retrieve and print a copy of the recorded deed. On the website, simply click on the “book number”, located under the “sales history” chart on the property record page to locate the deed information. If you would like more information about deeds, please visit our website at or contact our office directly at 954.357.6830. Sincerely, Lori Parrish, CPA If you have a question for the Property Appraiser, please email Lori at or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

MARCH 2010


My presence in the Village

From the Senate

By MARTY POPELSKY, Commissioner District 3


As I write this, we are awaiting the next City Commission meeting on March 2, where there will be an item on the agenda to approve funding for five more lifts in Century Village. The buildings that have gone through the approval process to receive lifts are Durham Q, Markham D, Oakridge E, Tillford F, and Ventnor A. I am excited about continuing this valuable program, which has already provided for the installation of numerous elevators in buildings throughout the Village. It is a wonderful feeling to know that this program is enriching the lives of fellow residents, and giving them independence they might not have otherwise. I would like to thank those of you who attended my District Meeting on February 22. It was an informative look at some of the most vital issues that Deerfield Beach is facing, and your presence makes you an important part of the democratic process. I would like to wish everyone a wonderful spring holiday, whether you celebrate Passover or Easter. CITY NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS Paper Shredding for Residents from ANY City

Saturday, Mar. 13, 9 AM Noon Recycling Drop-Off Center, 401 SW 4th St. Paper must be free of plastic and metal (staples and paper clips are acceptable). Paper is shredded right in front of you! NO businesses. Call 954-480-1420. Property Tax Assistance at City Hall Tuesday, Mar. 16, 11:30 AM-1 PM City Hall Commission Chamber, 150 NE 2nd Ave. Call 954-357-5579 for more information. Traveling Art Appreciation Program - Women Artists: The Feminine Perspective This program is for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of art. Through April, on the third Thursday of each month,

trained docents from the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art will present a slideshow for an entertaining and informative look at a variety of topics in art. Thursday, Mar. 18, 7 PM Old Schoolhouse, 232 NE 2nd St. 954-480-4433 10th Annual Cuisine of the Region Enjoy dinner “by the bite” from South Florida’s finest restaurants. Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s, Children’s, Senior and Adult Services at N.E. Focal Point. Wednesday, Apr. 7, 5:30-9 PM Deerfield Beach Embassy Suites Resort and Spa, 950 S. Ocean Dr. (A1A) Tickets: $50 advance/$60 at the door 954-480-4460 Pioneer Park Travel Club These friendly, fun one-day trips are sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Recreation Department and are open to all adults. Trips included this year are: The Florida Culinary Institute, Jungle Island, Stars on Ice, Lord of the Dance, Cirque le Masque and Dancing with the Starz. To receive a booklet, or for more information call Pioneer Park at 954-480-4433. Remember that I am your only full time Commissioner. I am always here to assist you in any way I can. Call me any time, and I will be glad to help you resolve your problems. City Hall Office 954-480-4218 City Assistant Phone 954-480-4263 E-mail: Regards & Good Health Marty Popelsky Your District 3 Commissioner

The 2010 Legislative Session begins on March 2nd.   With the start of a new session, we again face the challenging process of drafting next year’s budget.  At a time when our state is continuing to face serious economic challenges and record high unemployment, I am hopeful the Legislature will carefully examine all potential possibilities, before making any additional cuts to vulnerable areas like public education and healthcare. Over these next 60 days we will not only work on crafting a budget, but my colleagues and I will also be debating and voting on new legislation.  While I am continuing to fight for many of the same issues I’ve championed in the past, I am also working on several new pieces of legislation this year. In 2007, I sponsored the Protecting Florida’s Investments Act which led to the divestment of over $1 billion dollars in state funds from Iran.  This year, in continuation of that effort, I have sponsored a bill that will place heavy restrictions on business entities that are conducting business with Iran. This legislation will prevent state agencies from entering into, awarding, or renewing a contract with any company doing business,



either directly or indirectly, with Iran. For three years now, I have proposed legislation that would establish pilot programs across our state to provide outreach to the nearly two million veterans in Florida. With suicide rates at an all time high among active duty soldiers, and 30,000 Florida veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I find it imperative that we use our resources to provide the necessary care and services these brave men and women need when they return home. I am proud to inform you that the Senate Committee on Military Affairs and Domestic Security has taken this issue up as one of its priorities for this year and will be proposing a committee bill to take on this issue. This bill will establish a pilot program that will be tasked with providing outreach to veterans, their families and their communities as a whole, to increase information on and access to services for those veterans that may be at risk. The Legislature is facing serious challenges, and over the next 60 days we will be forced to make critical decisions that impact the lives of nearly 18 million Floridians.   This is a challenge that I gladly accept and look forward to tackling.  I welcome the opportunity to hear from you, the people most affected by the decisions made in Tallahassee.  Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions, concerns or suggestions. It is an honor to represent you.




MARCH 2010

The Gramophone - Part III By AVIVA RAVEL “Oh, the gramophone,” he repeated, and rubbed his chin as though contemplating a difficult passage from the Talmud. “I see. The Mimeh can’t play it anymore, I don’t need it, so you want it, right?” He paced the room, bent forward, his hands clasped behind his back, like I’d seen the men walk back and forth in front of the synagogue. Then suddenly, as though a heavy weight had fallen on him, he staggered, gripped the back of a chair for support, steadied himself and slowly sat down. My heart thumped widely. The thought flashed through my mind that I would be responsible if he had a heart attack, and all on account of the gramophone. I was sorry I mentioned it, but at the same time I still hoped he’d say,

“You can have it, Chava’leh, it’s yours.” Instead he said, “Sit down.” He waited until I faced him forcing me to look straight into his keen brown eyes. He spoke as though he were delivering a d’var Torah, a sermon, in the synagogue. “Now let me tell you something. That gramophone will be in this world longer than all of us. It will be yours for so long you’ll grow tired of it. They’ll invent new gramophones, bigger ones, nicer ones, and you’ll throw this one out.” He sighed heavily and reflected, “It will all work out in the end. In the end, everything works out. You’ll have the gramophone.” “Thank you Zaideh.” “But you’ll have to wait for it.”

He buried his head in one of his black Hebrew books, and with an impatient gesture dismissed me. At home I continued to nag my parents. “He’s selfish, he never plays the gramophone, but he won’t give it to me. Why should I have to wait? It’ll take years!” “I hope so,” my father said, smiling. My mother interjected. “Talk to him, the child wants it so much.” “Talk to him? I don’t talk to him. I just listen.” And with the Zaideh’s gesture, he also dismissed me and focused on Der Tog, the Yiddish newspaper. Day and night the gramophone invaded my thoughts. I endowed it with magical powers that could bestow artistic gifts, beauty and superhuman strength. At night I dreamed the Zaideh sat on top of the gramophone, smiling and waving as he flew up to heaven. A long string like a tail, fastened to the cabinet, dangled all the way down to earth. I reached for the string, but just as I was about to grasp it, it eluded me. The Zaideh, singing Making Whoopee in Eddie Cantor’s voice, disappeared with the gramophone into the clouds. The string fell in a heap to the ground. When I picked it up it turned into a wriggling worm and I screamed. I tried to forget the gramophone, but it kept reappearing in my head like a phantom. One day, after I had some particularly weird dreams about the Zaideh, I ran to his house to assure myself that he was alive and well. I stood motionless outside the shabby brown door, my fingers frozen on the bell. Supposing he guessed my evil fantasies? He’d never forgive me. Besides, I didn’t deserve to be forgiven, for my

grandfather had always been kind to me. I stiffened, bit down hard on my lip, and pressed the bell. “Ah, Chava’leh, it’s you.” He said in Yiddish. “I haven’t seen you in a long time. Come in.” I followed his stooped frame down the dark, narrow hall into the living room. He stopped at the gramophone, now dusty and neglected and stared at it, as though he’d never seen such a creature in his life. “The longer you live, the more you lose.” he said. First my mother and father, then my Chave, for whom you’re named, my brave son, Itsik, who died fighting the pogromnicks to protect the family, the old life in the Yeshiva where we had answers to the most complicated questions, and the Mimeh who knew how to laugh…” He heaved a long sigh that ended in a faint cry. After a moment, he patted my head. “Soon the gramophone will be yours.” The following day my father took the Zaideh to the Old People’s Home, and the gramophone was installed in our living room. By that time we had moved to Clark Street where I acquired new friends, played new games on the street, like Kick the Can,

and Run Sheep Run, and was enamored of Shmilik, a boy across the street. I tired of the records and neglected to play them for days on end. Months passed before the gramophone was touched again – this time by a dealer who offered my mother five dollars, which she used as a deposit on a brand new radio. Many years later my husband and I were furnishing an old farm house in the Eastern Townships. We scoured antique shops and flea markets for decorative items that would suit the style of a country house. In a small shop in Knowlton, I discovered an old gramophone hidden behind a tall, heavy wardrobe. How much? I asked. “Ten dollars,” the shopkeeper said. “But it doesn’t work,” he warned us, and added, “No exchange and no refund.” We took it home, set it in the living room beside the entrance door, and topped it with my mother-in-law’s crocheted doily and a vase of fresh hydrangea. One day as I was polishing the old gramophone, I noticed a tiny heart carved on the left side of the cabinet.

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Adoption in the 1950’s By Jerry Wolf

I see all these loveable Haitian babies needing adoption and the number of people ready to make them part of their families, and it brings to mind the three babies my wife and I adopted in the 1950’s. I wed her knowing that she wasn’t able to bring a child into this world, but as a loving couple, we decided to find a baby that needed parents and adopt him. We were both young and owned our own home in Teaneck, N. J. I was a medical detail man earning a suitable income, and she was an executive in a large printing plant. We were greatly in love, and felt able to share our lives with at least one infant, so we went to the courthouse in Hackensack and made inquiries about the opportunities offered by the State of New Jersey. The clerk told us that we were in luck, because officers of the Department of Children’s Services would soon be

coming there. On the given day, we were sent to a room in the courthouse filled with other couples looking to adopt. Two officers gave a presentation of New Jersey adoption laws, the need for a Home Study and the necessity of checking the suitability of all adopting parents. We were told that children of particular religions would be matched with parents of the same religion. At the end of the presentation, we had a question and answer session. When it came to our turn, we asked “Are there any Jewish babies available?” We were stunned by his answer: “There hasn’t been a Jewish woman requiring our services in the past seven years.” They told us that there was a Jewish agency, run by Rabbi Wise in New York City, so we made up our minds to go there. We called Louise Wise Services on 69th Street in New

York for an appointment, and were given one for three months hence. When we finally were ushered into the office of the social worker, we were questioned about our finances, our sex lives, and our reasons for adopting a baby. This investigation took about two hours, after which the social worker said, “As you know, Louise Wise Services is a New York association, and must offer Jewish children only to New York residents.” We were terribly disappointed, and wondered why we weren’t told of this in the first place, but the officer added: “We do have opportunities, though, for children who come to us from other states. Perhaps you might be interested.” We brightened up and gave a hearty “Yes.” He went on. Due to the war, in Korea, there might be Korean babies available. Would you consider one?” We looked at each other and said “Yes.” Then he said some Indian reservations

have out-of-wedlock babies and asked if we would like to adopt one, if the opportunity arose. Again a hearty “Yes.” Then came the zinger, “Would you be interested in a black baby? This time the answer was “No,” and suddenly the interview came to an end. We were quickly ushered out. We discussed our experience with one of our friends who had an adopted child, and he referred us to an attorney in West Orange, who specialized in adoptions. For a fee, he told us about “private placement.” All we had to do was get a young woman who wanted a good home for her baby, and ask her to write a letter offering her child up for adoption. She was to state that she was willing to give her child up for adoption to Jewish parents. Private placement was fine with me. As a medical detail man, I had already won the friendship and confidence of several doctors whose

patients might be in the family way. The doctors were delighted that their patient’s pregnancy would end with a baby placed with a bright young man. Of course, the plan had to be discussed with the birth mother, and there were several women I visited who were not put off by having their baby raised as a Jew. In short, in less than a year, I had adopted two boys. We still wanted a girl, so after another year, we adopted another baby, who has given us much satisfaction for all these years. My three kids are no longer kids, but soon to be fifty year olds, but our struggles to make them part of our family have made them even more beloved. About twenty years ago, a state supreme court made a decision that demanding the religion of adoptive children was against the constitution, and the need for a religious clearance is no longer necessary.

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Sundays with my Father By JANET GOLIGER

Can you believe how lucky I was? I spent most Sundays with my father when I was between three and nine years old. On Sundays, the man I loved and feared, and who I never called by his first name Irving, became my best buddy, and I, his. My mother, after a week of double duty with home and store, was glad to get rid of us to replenish herself. My father, was a boy who never fully grew up. He was the youngest of five siblings who had each come to this country on their own. His brother Willie had sponsored his arrival. He had been born to a family with a firm pecking order, and being the youngest, he became the go-for for his siblings and part provider for his parents in Poland. His siblings, who knew few boundaries, bombarded him with constant unsolicited advice; it came

with the territory. His nuclear family played second fiddle to his birth family, much to the consternation of my mother and my sister in later years. This is the background that made me so lucky. On Sundays my father became the boy who could have fun and who need not answer to anyone, and I was his privileged companion. The Sunday adventure began early and in winter it was still dark outside. My mother would make us breakfast and pack a few sandwiches. By 7 a.m. we were on our way on the subway out of Brooklyn. My father delighted in engaging me in riddle and memory games so that it seemed that we reached his chosen destination which was always a surprise to us, in no time. He might say, “Let’s catch Pinocchio at Radio City,” and we would run once out

of the subway to make an 8 a.m. show. He always let me choose where to sit, and it was always the first row, so I could watch the orchestra rise from the pit. I delighted in the magic of it, and of the massive organ on the left wall which of itself could sound like all of the instruments together, and was a feast for the eyes and ears. We walked a lot after the show, sometimes to Rockerfeller Plaza, sometimes to Central Park, down Broadway and most times to our favorite place the treasured Automat. The Automat was a wonderful experience, from the change maker who could take a dollar bill and in an instant dole out 20 nickels, always the correct amount, with a ka-ching on the marble of the change counter, to the food compartments that were lined up behind see-through glass

doors, with a description of their contents on the side. When the right amount of nickels was inserted, a door would open and the most delicious blueberry pie would emerge. We always had blueberry pie. In later years, I wondered about going to the Automat, it being the only time that my father would go to a non-Kosher restaurant. I never questioned him about this, or told him the pie crust was made with lard. The Automat was our shared experience. He delighted in it as much as I did. I would not tarnish the memory. Next we would go downtown to the lower East Side. Everything was open and bustling with life and activity on Sunday, after a day and a half of being closed for the Sabbath. We would go to his jobbers to replenish the hosiery stock in the store. There would be kibbutzing

and hegeling with the owner. I’d hear the work “Gonif” a few times until an agreement was reached. I was part of it all, relishing the repartee. Business disposed of, my father would line up his next surprise. He might say, “We’re going to the Matza Fatory to see how Matzas are made,” or “We’ll watch them make salami,” or “We’ll get pickles from the lady who puts her arm into the barrel with her sweater on,” or “We’ll walk to Chinatown or to the Staten Island Ferry.” He was never at a loss for ideas, and shared them freely. Finally in early evening, we would return home, each of us physically spent from the shared experiences of the day, but each of us emotionally satisfied. To this day, I appreciate how lucky I was to have such wonderful experiences with my father.

Remembering Lana Liner By YANKLE GLADSTONE

It will soon be four years that our Lana is no longer with us. However, she lives on in the hearts and thoughts of all whose lives she touched. In her modest, gentle way, she reached out to those who needed help; especially to friends who lived alone. Lana could never say “no.” When she volunteered, it was with all her being. Lana was a

volunteer Assistant Editor for the Reporter. Whenever I submitted an article, she welcomed me with a smile and found a moment to chat. She also edited a monthly newsletter for Lyndhurst J, where she lived with her husband, Harry Liner. Together with Roz and Max Margolese, Lana was a co-founder of the Century Village Book Club. She

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was an active member of the Brandeis Club, which raised funds for the Brandeis Library and for the Canadian Naamat, a women’s organization for needy children in Israel which also supported health projects there. I met Lana in Montreal, at the Mount Royal Public School, in grade 6. She was a smiling, friendly little girl back then; energetic and more capable than most of us in gym class. We both joined Zionist youth movements. Lana, Hashomer Hatzair (the youth guard) and I were the Habonim (The Builders.)

Life’s journeys later took Lana to Ottawa, Canada and me to Israel and New York. We met again about 15 years ago in Century Village. Lana and Harry were always helpful when the Alliance of Jewish Clubs presented educational and cultural programs and lectures in the Clubhouse. We raised funds to buy books and other educational materials for the Marranos of Portugal. The Marranos are descendants of those who were forced by the Church and the Inquisition (a church court) to become Catholics. In recognition of the support

given them by Lana and Harry Liner, the Marrano Synagogue in Lisbon, “Ohel Yaakov” (Tent of Jacob) established the Lana Liner Library. Although Lana is no longer with us, for as long as we live, we will remember her smile, her goodness, kindness, and the love she had for her friends. For information regarding the Lana Liner Library, please contact:yanklegladstone@ -OR- The American Friends of Marranos, 310 Lexington Ave., Apt. 5D, New York, New York 10016.

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Sounding Board Volunteer Spotlight Photo & Text by Barbara Nathan Marcus Meet Estelle Sabsels. Estelle was born in The Bronx, and married in The Bronx. She has many “treasures”, her children, Phyllis, Philip and Ellen and eight grandchildren. The newest of her jewels is Sophia Rose, her first great grandchild, who is eight months old. While still in The Bronx, Estelle worked for twenty years, as a secretary for the Department of Taxation and Finance of the State of New York. She came to CVE as a widow about 20 years ago, and started her volunteer career at The Reporter three years later. Estelle says that when she first came to CVE, “I felt it was like an Adult Day Camp.” She considered that the calendar was her Bible, and she quickly filled it up with activities. Then Estelle

met Rose Arkush, who was then business manager at the Reporter. She suggested that since Estelle had a related business background, why not volunteer at the Reporter? That was 17 years ago, and Estelle has never looked back. She started by working one day a week, calling to renew ads. For some time now, Estelle has worked three or four days a week. She is proud to be known as the Reporter Advertising Consultant. A title she richly deserves. Estelle has worked under five editors: Irving Barr, who founded The Reporter, Ray Stein, Harvey Bernstein, Nita Knoller and now Steven Fine. In Estelle’s opinion each one did an excellent job. When asked what her job entailed Estelle explains that new accounts and referrals are by word of mouth. A

Estelle Sabsels resident may go to the dentist, and they may be asked about how to advertise in the paper. Subsequently, when the new client comes into the Reporter office, they fill out the contract, and give us the ad and the initial payment. After that they send payment each month. The client has already had a

quotation by email, and the quotes are determined by the size of the page the ad takes. Sometimes an ad agency is involved the first time. In addition, each month Estelle calls her clients for renewal of their ads, which is often an automatic thing. They know her and are impressed by the sheer number of people who read the Reporter every month. Estelle finds that her job is very rewarding. She says, “We have a wonderful staff at the Reporter, and everybody works together as a unit. It is a delight to work with our current Editor, Steven Fine, as he allows me the freedom to do what I need to do.” I ask Estelle what happened to Day Camp and her calendar/Bible? There is very little time for activities these days, but she has

obviously found her niche. Estelle goes to dinner with the girls, and also attends events organized by the CVE Symphony Guild. She generally uses the buses, and Betty Schwartz, her fellow toiler at the Reporter picks her up regularly to go to work. Estelle was also on the Board of her building, Newport H for eight years as secretary, and was treasurer of the Newport Area. Estelle says that one of her greatest pleasures is when her children come to visit. Another one is reading. Estelle concludes by saying that it is a great pleasure to live in Century Village, a really great pleasure. We must say that Estelle Sabsels and her important work, contribute much to the pleasure of people residing in Century Village East.

The Art of Grandkids By SHELLY BASKIN grandchildren. One boy and four girls. Each child seems have a name to match their personalities, there was Zachary, Katie, Keira, Alyssa and Emma. A wonderful source of life, laughter, and joy. A good supply of questions, playfulness, and more questions. Many more. Each birthday adds a little to our memories each year as we look forward with anticipation. What will they learn this year? What questions will they ask that only a grandparent can answer? Pi. (My name for Grandpa). Don’t ask how I got it. And, Gram. Short for Grandma. “Pi, can we go to the Crayola Factory the next time you visit?” Sure. We have visited that venue at least twelve times over the years and I still love it. I know they do. Especially the

Factory store. “How about the bowling alley when you come to Jersey? I bet I can beat you this time, Pi. Gram, can you get me a Dora doll? And, a backpack? And, a sleeping bag? And on it goes. “Pi, can you show me how to ride my bike without the training wheels? Can we build some models? Will you watch me start on my new Lego set?” What else? “Can you come to the ‘Y’ and watch me swim? Gram, will you watch me in my dance class? Sure.” “You have to watch my baseball practice, and football game, and my school play. I am in ballet class and can you be there? Did you know I am a cheerleader for Zach’s football team?” Will you be coming up for Halloween, again, so you can trick or treat with us? We will even

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We often think that as life winds down, it gets stale and boring, it isn’t as exciting as before. We sometimes believe that, as seniors, we are less important or have nothing left to offer. We must only think again. When we begin to believe that no one is listening, or, when we imagine that we are being passed by, we need only remember the “Grandkids.” The wonderful and life sustaining grandkids. Our children were a challenge. A handful but fun. They were the start of a new life for us all, as we learned everything over again and made new friends with the parents of their friends, seeing everything “for the first time.” But, our children grew up, and we were, once again, with no little ones to share our lives with. Then came the

give you some candy that we don’t want? Hi. Pi. When we go to Disney World again, will you go on the roller coaster with us? You didn’t want to go last time. You said it was too fast and too steep.” On the other side, Alyssa, who is three and half, doesn’t need our help as she can take care of her two year old sister. She said she will read us a story. Fine. She actually did. She had memorized over ten books and if a word or sentence was left out—you know, to get them into bedtime a little sooner, I was scolded. Then there is Emma. A toddler that gets into all kinds of trouble especially since she has two Shih Tsu’s to protect her. Grandkids; its hard to live without them. Yes. They are a challenge. But, what a thrill! Every time we see them they have grown

in body and mind. They seem happy and vitalized to see us. And, we, them. How grand it is to have this much to look forward to each time we go up north. Soon, they will be grown up and the cycle will begin anew. We look forward to being great grandparents when their children are bright eyed full of questions. The best thing about being a grandparent is that you can get to go home after a busy and tiring day. Also, we never have to say “no” to them. That is what their parents are for. But, we are back at the very next opportunity with more life, pep, and zest for another go ‘round with the grandkids. To quote Tiny Tim in the last few words of A Christmas Carol, “God bless them everyone.”




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The Passing “Seen”

Farewell to a Special Person



On February 16, a day much colder than usual in Southern Florida, my wife and I visited the Festival Flea Market, something that we like to do from time to time, in order to share a muffin and coffee, people watch, and buy a thing or two. As we approached the parking lot of the mall, we noticed that it was inordinately crowded, but with difficulty we finally found a spot. We finally figured out the reason. It was President’s Week, with plenty of tourists and visitors around. Where to take them when it wasn’t a pool day, but Festival Flea Market. We headed for the Food Court…Tables were so scarce that we shared a table with two very hospitable ladies. They had waited in line for a half hour in order to purchase knishes at the Pita Nosh! We finally headed down to the end of the Mall near Rachel’s, one of my wife’s favorite haunts, and on approaching, we observed another long line snaking around the stalls. Aha! Coupons for discounts were being issued, and what could be more appealing than saving some money? Recession? What recession? A very important party! On February 17, Harry Liner, Mr. Stained Glass, celebrated his 90th birthday with a party in his honor in the Party Room

of the Clubhouse. The party was thrown for him by his Stained Glass students, and the Stained Glass Club. Many of his friends, relatives and current and former students attended the event. My wife and I were privileged to be there and to enjoy the festivities. Happy and healthy 90th, Harry! Those CVE residents who are frequent beachgoers, are excited about the anticipated International Fishing Pier in Deerfield. It will feature long views, a second-story deck, and a trellised entrance walkway, as well as a bait shop, and restaurant. The project, set to begin in November, 2010, is being

financed by Community Redevelopment funds. The outdoor dining and seating areas on two levels will be shaded by awnings and table umbrellas. The upper deck, accessible by elevator and stairs, will not belong to the restaurant, but will be open to the public for picnic lunches and ocean viewing. Points to Ponder: I’m not opinionated, I just tell it as it is. You’ve reached middleage when all you exercise is caution. I married her because we have so many faults in common. Stay well.

My cousin Lee Chatsky from Ventnor P has lived in CVE for the past 15 years. Her son, Joel passed away on February 23, 2010. He was born March 24, 1944, and was a graduate of CW Post with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965. Joel was a loving husband of 39 years to Barbara, loving father to Marc and Michele (and her husband Michael), and wonderful and loving poppa to grandson Zachary. He was also a loving brother to his sister Barbara Riina. By far Joel’s greatest

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The Journey By RON DILBERT It all started three years ago, when my Dad and I were in a discussion about WW II, how he had been wounded and the reason he had declined to accept the Purple Heart. You see, in those days a telegram was sent home indicating only one of two things; that your son was wounded in action or that your son was killed in action. Everyone dreaded seeing the deliveryman coming to deliver telegrams because you could be the one receiving “the telegram”. Everyone would come out of their homes to see whose house he would go to. My Dad simply declined the Purple Heart when he was wounded by shrapnel because he did not want to put his parents through the stress of receiving “the telegram” and reading that their son was wounded in action. As my Dad is getting up in age and his health has been a challenge for him, I decided that having a Purple Heart awarded to my Dad would be a great way to recognize his sacrifice during the war. I wanted him to experience the feeling of recognition for what he had done. My Dad, like many others, was deeply impacted by the war – losing friends, witnessing some horrific things that war brings with it and not being able to say goodbye to his Mother before she passed away. While we were growing up my Dad would not watch a war picture or talk about anything that happened during the war. I was thirteen years old when he began watching some war movies with us and occasionally would share short, brief stories about his experiences. This was 1973, 28 years after the war ended! One of my favorite stories was when my dad and two of his buddies were in a fox hole at night, behind enemy lines, with the battle raging all around them. In the corner of his eye my dad saw movement. When he turned to see what was happening, he witnessed a rather large python slowly slithering into the fox hole and disappearing under the banana leaves they had used to pad it. Dad said they could not get out fast enough when they where able to, the following morning. He recently shared a story about one of his best friends who perished under the tracks of a tank and another of his

Commander LTC Ernie Hernandez pinning medals on Charles Dilbert friends after being hit by shrapnel looked down only to see he had lost a leg. My dad was a paratrooper in the Pacific Theater and was involved in the liberation of the Philippine. He fought across the Pacific in New Guinea and Luzon, and was training to invade Japan if the Japanese did not surrender. The paratroopers where told that the expected casualty rate would be about 98%. He was one of the first American troops to land in Japan after the surrender. I was living in New York and called Senator Clinton’s office for assistance in procuring a Purple Heart for my dad. I was informed by her staff that since he was in Florida I needed to go through the Senator there. I called Senator Nelson’s office in July 2007 and Jeff Scarpiello tried unsuccessfully for three months to get the medal approved. It seems that there was a fire on July 12, 1973 at the military archive in St. Louis which destroyed about 18 million personnel files, none of which had a backup, including my dad’s. Without the records they could not prove he was injured and therefore could not award him the Purple Heart. Disappointment! Of course my dad, being the person he is, played it down and said it was okay, it had happened a long time ago and he did what he was supposed to do. So I told myself, I tried and maybe it is time to let it go. After all, there are no records to prove his injuries – right?

Yet, it is funny how the universe works. This past summer, I moved to Arkansas with my wife and son. Since my organization, Operation Renewal, is working to help military families, I began making contact with local military people. I was introduced to Steve Gray, Rep. John Boozman’s military adviser, here in Arkansas. We hit it off and Steve began helping me with guidance, ideas and contacts to help our military families. At one of our meetings at his office, I noticed a couple of Purple Hearts that Steve had on his desk that he had procured for two local vets. In passing I mentioned that I tried to do that for my dad. Without skipping a beat Steve said, “Let me give it a try.” My focus was on acquiring

the Purple Heart for my dad, and what it would mean to him and to us, the family, to have it awarded it to him. Steve worked very hard at getting approval from the military but ran into the same challenge – no records because of the fire! Here we go again! However, Steve did not give up and continued researching down different avenues to get the elusive Purple Heart for my dad. He did not let the fact that the records were burned discourage him, but continued to push forward! Have you ever come up against a wall, and shortly after given up on something that was important to you? What might have happened if you kept going and refused to quit? A Purple Heart maybe? Or maybe

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something else unexpected but still very worthwhile. After everything was said and done, Steve was unable to get the Purple Heart for my dad. As a consolation, Steve was able to get my dad all the medals, pins and awards he received when he was discharged. The originals had burnt in a fire at my dad’s parents’ place. My dad was very grateful to have these medals again. If this was the end it wouldn’t be too bad a story now, would it? Yet this adventure does continue. In not giving up, and continuing to research for proof of my dad’s injuries, Steve was able to get information on the battles and places Dad fought. As a result of his persistence, he found that my dad was involved in some pretty intense combat, as well as some very challenging missions. Consequently, Steve found that Dad was entitled to be recognized with a Bronze Star, which is a higher medal than the Purple Heart, along with the Combat Infantry Medal! I made arrangements for my son and I to bring the medals to Dad in Florida. The Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge were ordered and then minted in Philadelphia. The Bronze Star arrived with my dad’s name engraved on the back! Before we left for Florida, I contacted the 841st Engineering Battalion in Miami, Florida to see if they would be willing to host an awards ceremony for Dad. Captain Rubio took care of everything. It was on Saturday, January 9, 2010 when we arrived at the base for the ceremony. We arrived in the pouring, cold rain and there they where - three soldiers waiting to help. One had an umbrella and the others helped my dad into the building. They treated us like royalty. We were escorted to the main room where 200 soldiers were standing at attention. Captain Rubio introduced Commander Hernandez who gave a very moving talk about my dad and then tied “the heroes from World War II to the heroes of today.” They displayed all my dad’s medals on a board wrapped in fatigues and the commander pinned the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Medal on my dad’s chest to a standing ovation See JOURNEY pg 50A

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Confessions of a Car Nut

Being a Kohane



Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a mystical fascination with automobiles. My love affair with cars began when I was just four years old and has continued for the last 64 years with no end in sight. I remember the cars that all the neighbors drove as well as my father’s first car, a 1937 Ford 4-door convertible. It was black with red wheels and a tan interior. I don’t think he paid a lot for it because I remember it being something of a rattle box. It was a lot of fun to ride in though, especially with the top down. Back in the early days of the forties, car choices were very limited; two-door, fourdoor, coupe or convertible or station wagon, deluxe or standard that was pretty much it. Then came the fun part, did you want a radio which was not standard equipment, it was an option, the same thing with a heater. So if you wanted heat and music, the combination probably added about $125 to the price of your $700 or $800 car. Not too many cars had radios as we were in the tail end of the Great Depression and people were very dollar conscious. Radios were sometimes added later, as an afterthought.

My first real car was a hand-me-down from my father. It was a 1954 Buick convertible. The whole right side of it was creased and dented, but it was beautiful in my eyes. I put work into shining the left side of it, but said why bother with the right side? It did have a radio and heater, but it lacked power steering and quite honestly, drove like a truck. It was my ticket to an escape from the neighborhood, and made going out on dates lots of fun. The fun, however, was shortlived as the transmission blew out from some overzealous acceleration. Taking into consideration the dents, the rust and all the other problems with this car, I bid it farewell. Some 50 years later I saw a totally restored version of my ’54 Buick ragtop, and wished I could have hung onto it. I joined the military shortly thereafter, and after basic training and Automotive School at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, my love affair with cars accelerated to a fever pitch. Once I was settled at a permanent base in Fort Ord, California, I soon became acquainted with another car nut. We became inseparable, and started

buying up junk cars that barely ran. With a little bit of money and a whole lot of determination, we made them run strong. We started out with one little piece of junk, fixed it up and swapped it out, buying better and better cars. By the time we left the service, about a dozen swaps later, we were both driving great automobiles. My last $300 car, coincidentally a ’54 Buick, made it from Fort Ord, California, all the way to the east coast of Maine without a hitch, roughly 4,000 miles. That car was so strong. It once slipped out of Park, rolled into a tree and just barely dented the front bumper. If this even had occurred on one of today’s cars, it would easily have caused a couple of thousand dollars worth of damage, and would have to be pulled off by a tow truck. I have many remarkable stories to tell of my 60 years’ love affair with the automobile. It would be my pleasure to talk with anybody who cares to reminisce and share memories of their car days. Call me at 954-672-9615 if you care to chat. What I am writing here is only the tip of the iceberg.

When I thought back to biblical times, when the Kohane was the high priest who made sure everything religious was done right, I often wondered how I became a Kohane and my friend, a Layve. It doesn’t matter if you are Mr. Goldstein or Moshe Smith, you could still be a kohane. It all boils down to what your father’s heritage was. This is something Jewish people take very seriously,



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From The Internet The Origin of Gefilte Fish Submitted by IRA SOMERSET Many times I have been upset by people who seem to think that gefilte fish is some kind of mixture you make in the kitchen rather than being one of the Lord’s creatures. This leads me to explain exactly what a gefilte fish is. So once again, here goes: Each year as soon as the frost on the Great Gefilte Lakes (located upstate New York somewhere in the Catskill Mountains) is thin enough to break the surface, Frum (observant) fishermen set out to “catch” gefilte fish. Now unlike your normal fish, gefilte fish cannot be caught with a rod and a reel or your standard bait. The art of catching gefilte fish was handed down for hundreds,

maybe thousands, of years. For all I know Moses used to go gefilte fishing. I’m sure that the Great Rambam (Maimonides), when he wasn’t busy playing doctor, spent his leisure time Gefilte fishing. Enough already, you say, so how is it done? Well you go up to the edge of the lake with some Matzo. Now this is very important!! It has to be Manischewitz Matzo or the fish will not be attracted. You stand at the edge of the lake and whistle and say, “Here boy!” “Here boy!” The fish just can’t resist the smell of the Matzo. They come together to the edge of the lake where they jump into the jars and are bottled on the

spot. You must remember that there are two kinds of gefilte fish. The strong and the weak. The weak are your standard fish which are in a loose “broth” (it is actually the lake water). Now the strong are special. They seem to be in a “jell.” These fish are actually imported from the Middle East where they are caught in the Dead Sea. They have to be strong to be able to swim through that “jell.” Last year, a well meaning gentleman tried to correct me by stating, “Reb, shouldn’t they be saying ‘Here Boychic!’” I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Boychic is a Yiddish word and Gefilte Fish don’t

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from everyone present. The ceremony did not end here. Each of the two hundred soldiers took a turn shaking my dad’s hand. Some of the members shared emotional stories about their grandparents that fought during WW II. One soldier shared that his grandfather was shot down over Europe. Another soldier shared that his grandfather, like my dad, was a paratrooper in the Pacific and as he shared with my dad he got emotional. The soldier shared that his grandfather did not speak about the war until he himself joined the army, shortly before his grandfather passed away. This created a bond between them that only soldiers have - an understanding and a mutual respect for each other. As a result his grandfather began sharing with him his stories and the two became closer and, in doing so, the grandfather also was able to make a difference for his grandson! For us, we were able to share this event with three generations of Dilberts! My mom was there with my dad, my father’s sister, myself and my son. After all, isn’t that what life is about – sharing your wins with family and friends? As my dad got up to leave with us, the commander yelled “Attend Hut” and all the service members stood at attention until my dad had left. My dad was so touched and moved by this experience that I know it had made a permanent impression on him. He did not know going in what to say or what possible difference he could make for the soldiers that attended the presentation. However, upon leaving Dad knew that he had moved every single person at the ceremony with what he had done, and had touched their lives at a very deep level! There was not a dry eye in the room during the presentation. And my dad, who was worried about what he could do for the soldiers of today, ended up making an impact on them that he could never have planned. As for me, I learned so much more about my dad. When Steve Gray arrived with the medals, he spent over an hour explaining what my dad had done and what his troop movements were throughout the war. I did not know that the 11th Airborne was an experiment, and that the U.S. Government did not know if paratroopers would be instrumental. I learned about the inhuman treatment that Americans that had surrendered received from the Japanese

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– beheading. I learned that my dad was involved in rescue missions, and that he has the gratitude of the Philippine government for having a direct role in their liberation from the Japanese. I learned that his squad went out for a routine mission for the day and ended up being out three weeks with enough food to hold them for one day. He fought through the swamps and jungles of the Pacific islands where he was hospitalized with yellow jaundice. When told he could go home because of his illness, he instead elected to go back to his unit and fight with them. My dad is my hero and my inspiration. He volunteered to be a paratrooper when they did not even exist, fought in horrible conditions against a ruthless enemy, gave everything to fight for his country and our freedoms, never complaining about what he and his fellow soldiers had to go through.

Dad does not consider himself a hero, but just did what anyone would have done. And that is one of many reasons that I love him so much! I could not have asked for anything more in a father and in my mentor! He is always there for his family. He supports and loves us. Along with my mom, they make a remarkable couple who have had a huge impact on my own family and has made me one happy and very proud son! This is where I learned to be such a great parent and has given me the foundation to continue to build on. Thanks dad for all your service, for being the amazing person you are and for marrying that special person who you have been married to for 60 years on February 11th! You are my hero, my role model and my best friend. I honor you today and every day for being you!

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Temple B’Nai Shalom Honors its Women of the Year and Presents the Leo Van Blerkom Special Service Award Text BY JUDY OLMSTEAD, Photos By GLORIA OLMSTEAD On Thursday, February 4, 2010, Temple B’Nai Shalom honored Arlene Fine and Florence Landau as its Women of the Year following a luncheon at Brooks Res-

taurant in Deerfield Beach. Joel Chatsky was presented with the Leo Van Blerkom Special Service Award for his untiring service to the Temple. Temple President

L-R Florence Landau & Joel Chatsky show their well earned awards

William Schmier welcomed everyone who attended. Rabbi Alton Meyer Winters gave the invocation and June Sennabaum mc’d the entire program. The luncheon was planned and organized by Helen Baumann and June Sennabaum. In a moving ceremony, Arlene’s husband and Florence’s son spoke of the contributions, hard work and enthusiasm that each brought to their Temple and to their friends and family. Joel’s wife spoke of how her husband never stopped helping at the Temple even while battling cancer. Over 100 friends and family attended the luncheon in recognition of their achievements and were brought to tears more than once as the presenters spoke about why their loved ones deserved these awards. Cantor Gary Sherman led the audience in singing America the Beautiful and also

sang a special song to each of the recipients. Congratulations to Arlene, Florence, and Joel for this recognition of all of your hard work and

contributions to the Temple. (Editor’s note: I am sad to announce that Joel Chatsky passed away on February 23, 2010.)

Arlene Fine displays her “Woman of the Year” plaque

Alliance Francaphone “Les Buffet des Gourmets”

The Writers Workshop Honors Steven H. Fine, Editor-in-Chief of the Reporter

Text by Celine Marinier Photos By Jules Kesselman


On January 31st the “Alliance Francaphone” met in the Clubhouse Party Room under the appellation “Le Buffet des Gourmets” (Gourmet Buffet). The only price of admission was a dish to add to the lavish buffet. The buffet was thoroughly enjoyed by the over 750 members and their guests that attended the event. A “Musical Hat”

drawing was held giving the winner a surprise gift. The “Alliance Francophone” gives special thanks to the “Gourmet Team” of Marline and Gilles Carley, Jaclyne and Paul LaFleur, and Michelene Vincent. They made this affair such a resounding success.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 the Writers Workshop held a special class meeting. We were honored to have invited guest Steven H. Fine, Editor-in-Chief of the CVE Reporter speak to our members.

Mr. Fine discussed the operations of the CVE Reporter which is issued monthly to our Century Village residents. We all got an insight into the mechanisms and hard work involved in making

the Reporter an informative and successful paper. Mr. Fine gave much credit to the hard-working volunteers who generate the enormous work

See additional photo, pg 2B

Members of the Writers Workshop with Steven H. Fine

“Culinary Team” L/R Jocelyn and Paul LaFleur, Marlene and Gilles Carley and Michelene Vincent

See HONORS, pg 5B




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Whole Food Supplements for a Long Healthy Life By ELLEN KAMHI, PhD RN Many scientists now claim that 120 years will soon be a reasonable lifespan for a human being. While only a few of us now reach the age of 90, never mind 100, if we look at age from this new perspective, we are actually still young at 50 and should therefore be correspondingly healthy. We live far longer today than in the past, as a result of better hygiene on the one hand, and the major progress of medical science on the other. Unfortunately, many people pay too little attention to their diet, which is often unsatisfactory in terms of quality (lacking in vital substances). Despite all the achievements that have been made, Americans over all have not become healthier. Degenerative diseases, metabolic disorders, such as obesity and diabetes, as well as heart disease, osteoporosis and cataracts are just a few of the health problems that are now affecting increasing numbers of the over-fifty set. The aging process is a slow breakdown of all the bodily functions, the speed of this degeneration varies from one individual to the next. We know today that age is a progressive oxidation process, comparable to the way an apple becomes brown and wrinkled. To prevent this from happening we can observe that antioxidants can help preserve the apple. Just sprinkle one half of the apple with lemon juice, and

compare the two halves after a few hours, to do your own experiment. We know now that the antioxidants include a whole range of vital substances, among them zinc, manganese, selenium, vitamins C, E, A as well as carotene, and coenzyme Q10. Aging processes are clearly exacerbated by poor diet, alcohol, tobacco, too little exercise, and stress. The best antiaging therapy still remains a largely vegetarian, fairly low-calorie diet that is as natural as possible. This consists of wholegrain products, plus vegetables, fruit, herbs and garlic, and highquality cold-pressed, olive and walnut oils. Other recommendations include one to two tablespoons of raw, organic honey and one tablespoon of Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil. Scientists call this style of eating, the “Mediterranean Diet” which has been shown to help keep people fit and healthy into old age. Anyone following these recommendations is unlikely to be short of vital substances. But years of too much stress, not enough exercise, too much sugar, rich foods, alcohol and tobacco, not enough fruit and vegetables and too much protein in the form of meat, along with the frequent consumption of reheated and ready meals, will most likely result in an imbalance of vital substances. Natural dietary supplements can be used to supply the body

Alliance Francaphone “Les Buffet des Gourmets”

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with the vital substances it needs. One of the most well studied sources for consistently supplying a concentrated source of a variety of nutrients from a natural source is nutritional yeast. Yeast consists of microscopically small cells with a diameter of about 1/100 mm. Yeast cells multiply by means of cell division within a culture medium. Currently, there are many supplements that claim to be ‘WHOLE FOOD”. Several of these are prepared by using a particular species of yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisea. However, companies vary in what they use for the base culture medium. The more nutritious the culture medium, the more vitamins and minerals will be taken up and concentrated in the yeast. Many companies add isolated inorganic USP vitamins and minerals to the culture medium. One reason they might do this is because the FDA requires that individual isolates are added in order to claim specific milligram amounts of that nutrient on the product label. The yeast culture then ferments and metabolizes the vitamins and minerals that have been added to the culture medium, and they change them into a form that is much closer to a nutrient as it would be found in food. There is a Swiss company that uses a different process, and has been doing so for over 60 years. Their unique process involves adding only whole,

full plant, herbal extracts to the culture medium; the final product is enriched with these valuable, naturally pure substances and a unique herbal-yeast complex is created. In order to release these constituents for maximum absorption, the herbal yeast cells are subsequently split open (plasmolysed). This ensures optimum bioavailability of the numerous nutrients and vital substances that are present in biological equilibrium in the Whole Food complex. However, in this case, the FDA does not allow a list of milligram amounts of the individual nutrients to be listed, since they are TRULY in whole food form. Conscious health care consumers can read labels carefully to see Whole Food Supplements mention Saccharomyces cerevisea, and notice if the ingredient list contains milligram amounts of individual nutrients, or a list of whole plant herbs in the supplement fact box. Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, author of Weight Loss: The Alternative Medicine Guide, has been involved in natural health care for over four decades. She answers consumer questions at, and has a private practice on Long Island. 800-829-0918.

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Helpful Health Hints By DR. NORMA LOCKER More about depression It’s not always easy to recognize mild or even severe depression in yourself. A close friend or family member may more readily detect changes in your daily habits and personality. The difference between occasional mild depression and major depression disorder is one of frequency. The following are symptoms which are possible signs of depression: persistent sadness, diminished interest in your favorite activities, difficulty concentrating, loss of or increased appetite, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, feeling restless or agitated, feeling worthless, neglecting personal hygiene and general home care, and recurring thoughts of death or suicide. If your symptoms are affecting your daily life, or if you have withdrawn from your social obligations and are becoming too attached to your bed, you need to confide in your primary care doctor, who might recommend a mental-health specialist. If he/she cannot do this, you can call the American Psychological Association at 800-964-2000. For suicidal

thoughts, call 800-784-2433. The natural approach Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., associate director of the depression clinical and research program at Massachusetts General Hospital says: “We’re seeing a lot more interest from conventional medical centers, regarding natural remedies for depression.” He adds, “It would be a great disservice not to study natural remedies, partly because there are limitations to existing treatments.” Alpert is concerned with the failure of the effectiveness of drugs in nearly half of the patients taking antidepressants. As many as 30 to 50 percent of these people suffer adverse reactions including fatigue, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, headaches, dizziness, tremors, and dry mouth. Preliminary studies suggest that certain natural remedies may increase the effectiveness of some antidepressants, or replace them altogether. It may take some trial and error to discover which alternatives are most effective for you, so it is essential to work with a mental-health practitioner when using some of the follow-

ing suggestions. How to begin First, try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night. That can be achieved by having exercise three to six hours before bedtime. Exercise stimulates nerve growth and produces energizing, mood-lifting brain chemicals such as endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine. 30 to 40 minutes of aerobic exercise three to five times a week reduces by nearly half, the symptoms of minor to moderate depression, says a study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Other studies by the University of Texas, Southwestern, and Duke University Medical Center have found exercise to be as effective as antidepressant treatment and psychotherapy. Be patient as you continue with your walking or cycling. It may take two to four weeks to feel a measurable effect and about 12 weeks to see significant improvement. Supplementation with SAM-e may increase the activity of neurotransmitters including serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. It also

helps build nerve membranes. Studies have used dosages ranging from 800 to 1,200 mgs, twice daily. Dr. Alpert cautions against use, if you have a history of bipolar disorder. (Consult your doctor before using.) Herbs the most popular one is St. John’s wort. A doubleblind study by the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology concluded that the herb is more effective with fewer effects than Prozac. With your doctor’s approval, take 300 mg. of St. John’s wort three times daily. During a six week period, you


should gradually improve. (Avoid sun exposure.) Nutrition Low levels of zinc, magnesium and iron can affect your moods, but research has shown that the Omega-3 fatty acids which produce eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), including high-potency B vitamins are the most effective against depression. Andrew Stall, M.D. recommends one to two grams daily of fish oil. (Note: high doses of fish oil may cause diarrhea. It also thins the blood. Consult your doctor.)




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Oakridge V Installation Text and Photos by JULES KESSELMAN Oakridge V had its 33rd installation of officers and directors. Almost 50 residents and guests enjoyed the luncheon at

Chef Dooly’s . The 2010 officers are Donna Capobianco, President & Treasurer; George Smalls, Vice President; Mar-

cia Uram, Secretary; Bonnie Schwartz, Assistant Secretary; Board Members, Joel Gold, Jules Kesselman and Jess Levin.

Some of the residents enjoying the Installation

Marcia Uram MC of the Installation

ORIENTAL DELIGHT Text and Photos by SID BIRNS DEERFIELD OR MONTREAL....the Senior Men’s Club has its members everywhere. Here in Century Village East, they decided to have a get together luncheon at the local Peking Chinese Restaurant.  It was an opportunity for

the members and their wives to get together and enjoy an afternoon of friendship, good conversation and good food. Of course this is a buffet restaurant and everyone wants to try a ‘little’ of every different dish.  Plates are filled to overflowing, and going back for seconds is not

Ritze Baker, leaves the buffet with a true “combination” plate of oriental delights

a problem. Of course everyone leaves room for dessert. There was a great variety of desserts, so, going back to the dessert table turned out to be a pleasant trip even after the third time. Though there were more than fifty members with their wives the restaurant

managed to keep up with the demand for the various oriental delights including the very popular desserts. Credit for this successful luncheon goes to Peter Sternberg of Lyndhurst H. He has a knack or what might be called “the touch” for choreographing many of

the activities for the Senior Men’s Club. When luncheon was over, all the CVE’ers headed back to the Village for some rest and relaxation, and maybe to attend one of the fabulous shows at the Clubhouse and perhaps to plan for the next restaurant outing.

Issie Spivac, of Newport N, (brown sweater) puts an identifying tag on one of the luncheon guests

Welcome A-Board Breakfast; Goers Defy Rain Storm By JANICE ZAMSKY Monday, February 1st, dawned dreary and soggy, but 75 residents of Cambridge D defied the monsoon-type rainfall and waddled through the puddles into Shelby’s

where a hearty breakfast and warm camaraderie awaited them. Co-Chairpersons Dan and Esther Appel wisely considered the vagaries of recent

Florida weather and decided against the usual back-yard picnic for this event. There were some drawings for prizes. Nothing like a morning fix

of hot coffee to liven up the breakfast and put all the residents in a jovial mood in spite of the weather outside! The new board includes Beverly Chase, President,

Ernest Feder, Vice President and Secretary, Len Warshaw, Chairman of the board, Jean Verreault, Treasurer, Grace Altshuller, Dan Appel and Petra Hausding, Directors.

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Celebrations Durham Area Picnic

Islewood D Condo Luncheon


Text and Photos By SID BIRNS

The folks at the Durham Area held its’ (possibly First Annual*) Barbeque on January 14, 2010 at Quiet Waters Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Although the temperature was untoward, (must have been cold Canadian Arctic weather blowing south) it was an event that was unsurpassed. Why? There was a sellout crowd. The planning was excellent thanks to Ed Gallon and his committee members: including Bobby Shapiro, Renee Perlman,

Archie Perlman, Carmela Hauchon, Ted Schneider, Roz Strell and Harvey Lyman. The volleyball games that began at 10 a.m. were of great Olympian quality (do you believe this? or am I getting carried away?) The volleyball was fun, really! The music, played by the duo The Coney Island Babies, was as usual par excellence and many folks did some cool dancing. “They cut a rug” (so to speak.) Then there was the food; catered by our very own Café Zen on

the Green. The staff were very helpful, the barbeque was freshly prepared .and very tasty, a delight to the taste buds.. Everyone had a very good time, particularly me. I shall begin to practice an Albertan Two Step as soon as I get to Alberta. It was a super event. Thanks to Ed Gallon and his committee! *A precedent may have been set! Stay in touch to read about the Second Annual Barbeque.

The Islewood D Condominium held its annual luncheon recently, and 57 residents attended. President, Bella Wais, addressed the group and thanked them for joining the building Celebration. It was wonderful to meet new owners and visit with

old friends. The food was delicious and plentiful, to the point that many residents were able to take leftovers home for another meal. Shown in photo left to right are: President Bella Wais, Gloria Birns, and Joanie Fleming.

Islewood D Celebration


Residents of Durham Area enjoying the picnic

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necessary getting the paper out monthly. An honorary plaque was presented to Steven H. Fine by the teacher of the Writers

Workshop, Sandi Lehman, in recognition of his excellent management of the Reporter. Photos were taken and there was much applause for the wonderful presentation given to the Writers Workshop by Mr. Fine.

L – R Steven H. Fine, Sandi Lehman

Durham BBQ Committee




Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members call for updated meeting information. Call or fax Ron Goldfarb at 954-5965198.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups. Free for families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s. Locations in North, Central and South Broward. For a group in your area, call 954-7260011 or 24 hr. helping hotline at 1-800-272-3900. American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) Freedom Chapter of Deerfield Beach meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. in Temple Beth Israel. For further information call Rose Trugman 954-428-6627 or Rose Vaupen 954-426-2392. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets second Monday of every month at Young Israel Synagogue at 12:30p.m. For information call Norma 954-428-2386. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November thru April), from 10 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our web site at Artists and non-artists are welcome. For information call Claudette Roberge, President (November 2009/April 2010) at 954-428-1005 Astronomy Club will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room E. Call Norma 954-480-8938 or Jerry 954-428-9381.

Ballroom Dance Club meets every Thursday in the Exercise Room at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at no charge. Singles and couples welcome. For information, call Ernie Feder 954418-8895.

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ther information, call Roslyn Nehls at 954-698-6184. Billiard Club of CVE If you are interested in joining, call Martin Feldman 954-419-9477 for further information. Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl), Town Center Rd and Military Trail. All welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call Nelson at 561-865-3864. Broward Council of Na’Amat USA (formerly Pioneer Women) meets fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Na’Amat Council office, 1721 N. State Road 7, Suite H, Margate. For information, call 954327-0770. Broward County Support Group meets every Thursday in Clubhouse, Room C, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Broward Homebound Program your donations will enable elderly and disabled residents to live independently at home with dignity. For further information, call Diane or Marie at 954-786-2484. Cameo Drama Club meetings take place the first and third Tuesday of the month in Room G. If interested call 954-570-8884. Canadian Club of CVE. The Canadian Club of CVE has been in operation since 1976 as a social club for Canadians wintering in Century Village, Deerfield Beach. In 2009-10, the last regular monthly meetings will be held March 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Club House party room, with an entertaining program following a short business session. Our closing Bar-B-Q takes place March 4th. Membership is $5 per person per year. For more information, check the Canadian Club website at for updates as they occur or contact Dorothy Stober 954-426-4097 or Sidney Margles 954-596-0179 for more information.

B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women. The following is a schedule of membership meetings for the year 2009-2010. Membership meetings, March 25, 2010, 6:30 p.m., April 29, 2010, 6:30 p.m., May 27, 2010, 6:30 p.m., June 24, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Board meetings for the year 2009-2010 are as follows: March 21, 2010, 10 a.m., April 25, 2010, 10:00 a.m., May 23, 2010, 10:00 a.m., June 13, 2010, 10:00 a.m. All meeting will be held in the Activity Center includes board and membership. For further information contact Dave Polak 954-4200096.

Catholic Social Club Catholic Mass Team meets every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. in Le Club Activity Room A, open to all denominations. Catholic Social Club Catholic Mass Team and Choir meet every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. Mass begins at 6:15 p.m. every Saturday, same room. Father James, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, is our Celebrant. For further information, call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266.

Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the clubhouse from 1 - 3 p.m. Study the old and new testaments. All welcome. For fur-

Center for Group Counseling’s SAGES (Senior Adult Group Experiences) meets at the Clubhouse Room D, Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to

share thoughts, feelings and concerns in a private confidential setting. It is open to everyone and is free of charge. For Information call Paul Greenwald, Ph.D. 954-483-5300.

CVE Duplicate Bridge Club. Games Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Card Room B. For information, call Irving Ruga at 954-698-9741.

Century Camera Club meets the first & third Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in Room F, at Clubhouse. Demonstrations, lectures, competitions, instructions, exhibits, shows and field trips are planned. All who are interested in photography are invited. For information call Jerry Raines 954 427 6785.

CVE FISHING CLUB-Salt & Fresh water fishing. Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the clubhouse, Room C 1st floor. For more information call Lucy Mel 954-684-6881.

Century Juniors Club of CVE. Active, couples only, social club meets at 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month in Clubhouse, Room N, accepting new members. For information call Harriet at 954-426-3008. Choraleers CVE produced and directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. We rehearse for a once a year concert in our theater. If you enjoy singing join us. For information, call Solly Huberman, President, 954426-1379. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room G in the Clubhouse. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. The next meeting will be held in the fall. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma 954-480-8938, Geri 954-360-9725 or Rosalie 954-4271593. Classical Civilization Club meets every Wednesday, alternating with the Egyptology Club, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse room C. Learn about all aspects of the Greek and Roman World. Call Lewis 954-421-8934. Clubhouse Bingo every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the party room. It is new and exciting and lots of fun. Only dabbers are used, no more chips. A six pack sells for $3, the Early Bird and Bingo Special $1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pays $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information call David 954-4282849. Cornerstone Community Baptist Church, Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., For information call 954-421-2530 CVE CAMERA CLUB-will be holding an exhibit beginning December 12th at the Peachtree Restaurant, located at 2301 W. Sample Road, off Powerline Road. The reception will be held at 2:30 p.m. Refreshment will be served. Bob Mulligan and Myra Mahl can be contacted for further information.

CVE Interfaith Prayer hotline: 954-571-1763 continuing the work of the late Geri Hope, has Catholic and Jewish residents praying in their own homes from the same prayer list page. Call the Prayer line at any time to request prayer for yourself or others. Requests may be anonymous. Just state the specific need, with the name or initials of the person needing prayer. Miracles still happen. For information call Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095. CVE Magic Club Monday, 2 p.m., discussions Magic Learning, speakers, discuss magic, conventions, demonstrations. For information call 954-6989334. CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse General Purpose Room. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954-428-1794. CVE Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10 am. to 12 noon in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645 CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A. Come join us for fun and friendship. For information, call Alan Brigell at 954-426-2085 or Eugene Metz at 954- 422-8903. CVE String Chamber Group is open to capable musicians. Come and get a musical workout year round on Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the mezzanine (3rd floor of clubhouse) music library office next to elevator. For information call Blanche 954-4264513. CVE Symphony Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in their fundraising efforts. Attend a matinee performance of the Miami City Ballet on Sunday, March 14th at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Adele Weiner at 954-427-2696 for further details. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fundraisers can be found in the flyer in the staff office or in the guild’s column in this REPORTER or on channel 99. Become a member of the GUILD. Sup-

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port your orchestra! For further information contact President Bea Guccione, 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild phone Kitty Cole, 954-360-7956.

M.L. King Blvd from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information call Barry Cowen at 954-725-9331, Gerry Gerstenberg at 954 941-6689 or Roy at 954-429-9472.

CVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAOur 65 member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert each month from December through March including professional soloists. We are looking to add more 2nd violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-295-5645. Mark your calendar for these concerts, December 8, 2009, January 19, 2010, February 23, 2010, March 23, 2010. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. and beyond, next to tennis court. Play started Monday, November 9, 2009 and will continue during the season. All invited. Contact Max Amichai Heppner 954-903-0567. E- mail:

Deerfield Beach Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., at Temple Beth Israel, 201 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl., 33442 Stimulating political discussions. All invited. Refreshments served. For information: call Bernie Parness, President at 954 426 1284

Dance With Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesday from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No Charge. For information call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-698-9240. Deerfield Beach Computer Club meets every Friday, except holidays, at Westside Park, 445 SW 2nd Street, which is off W. Hillsboro Blvd and

Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information call Julie Bloom at 954 428-1598. Deer-Raton Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Bread Co. 296 S. Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach. For information call George Gsegnet 954-419-9647. District 65 U.A.W. (formerly South Florida Retirees) meets every third month on the third Tuesday of the month, 12 noon, at the Activity Center. Updated reports will be made on the 65 Security Plan. Please attend and bring new members. For further information, call Pearl Hill 954-421-7776.

District Council 37 Retirees: Next meeting held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray, 33436. For information call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-451-3643. Egyptology Club meets for group study, discussion and videos every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in General Purpose Room C. Future meetings will concentrate on the history, culture and art of Ancient Egypt. The club will continue with the video lectures by Dr. Bob Brier. For further information, call Golda 954-360-7377. Emunah of America meets third Wednesday every month at 12 noon in the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All cordially welcome. For information about this chapter call Ina Ciocca at 954-360-0740, Selma at 954427-8674 or Pearl at 954-426-0189. Friends of Deerfield Beach Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum every Friday 10 a.m. and first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Seminars held at 7 p.m. in recreation room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction featuring plants, herbs and trees from our nursery. Refreshments served. All invited. Volunteers needed to help spread mulch, weed and participate in planting activities. For further information, call 954-480-4494.




Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at noon at Activity Room B at the rear of LeClub. Use bus No. 5. Refreshments served. Interesting topics. For information, call Gert 954-421-0945 or Adele at 954 427-4970. Hebrew Speaking Circle is formed to meet in the Clubhouse. For information, call Dr. Lee Lubin 954-4288642.

Hispanic Club meets at the Clubhouse every second Sunday of each month in Music Room A from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Come and meet new friends and help us plan club activities. For information call Judith Smith at 954-427-8248. Humanist of the Gold Coast meets at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. Exact date to be advised in future issue. For information contact Dr. Robert Griffin 954-426-5021. Italian American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 11 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Join us for fun. Some of our functions: Pizza Parties, Picnics (the Italian Way), Trips, Lunch/Dinner Theatre, Guest Speakers and more. Contacts all year: Lena Radicella




954-428-2184, Lucille Carlucci 954421-2406 and Toni Ponto 954-4280286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN. Jelly Belly Dancers, Free Belly Dance lessons. Learn to Belly Dance for fun and exercise! All ages, sizes and shapes welcomed. No registration required. For further information call Sandy 954-421-2541. 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 954-5969949 or Sandi, 954-725-5895. Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary 265 meets the 3rd Sunday of the month in the Activity Room C behind LeClub at 10:30 a.m. Dates are March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20 (last meeting of the season). We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. Meetings start again September 19, 2010. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crotchetiers. If you have an “Itch to Stitch” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421.

MARCH 2010

Lets Talk meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room N. Discussions, Daytrips, films will be topics of the day. For further information call Gladys 954-421-9232, Irene 954-418-9156, Shirley 954-4270951. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart Healthy Snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information call 561-3923000. Mr. & Mrs. Club Come and meet new friends and socialize. Ages 55-73. Monthly activities are being planned. For information, call Buddy at 954427-7407. Na’Amat USA For further information, contact Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meets the fourth Wednesday monthly at John Knox Village at 1 p.m. We are interested in protecting our federal pensions, COLAS and other entitlements. For further information and transportation, call Rita Daniels 954428-9022.

L’Alliance Francophone CVE. Join more than 800 Frenchspeaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For information, call Yvan Sinotte 954-425-4355 or Pierrette Pelletier 954-426-6132.

National Council of Jewish Women. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse, Room N, at 12 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. Coming events: March 17, Installation Luncheon at Brooks Restaurant, All welcome, non sectarian. Call Rhoda Bill 954-4287606 or Sylvia 954-421-8870 for further information.

L’Alliance Francophone of CVE. Si vous parlez Français, joignez-vous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information appeler Yvan Sinotte 954-425-4355 ou Pierrette Pelletier 954-426-6132.

Nature Club will meet the third Friday of every month from November to April in Clubhouse Room A at 10 a.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips each year are enjoyed by the members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information call Shelly Baskin, 954-428-0634.

Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information call Walter Reich 954-421-6875 or Victor Goldring 954-418-2174.

Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month from November to April, Room F, 7 p.m. For information, call Virginia at 954-426-9455 or Beverly at 954-428-3705.

Laugh And Be Happy We all know that laughter is the best medicine. But did you know that the prestigious Weill Medical College of Cornell University writes that Laughter can be as good for your heart as exercise. You are invited to join a new club starting Monday, November 9, 2009 in the clubhouse, Room E at 1 p.m. and every 2nd and 4th Monday through March. Please bring your smiling face and be prepared to Laugh and Be Happy. For further information call 954-698-9334.

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 954-7813170. New Horizons Church of Deerfield Worship Service 10 a.m., Sunday School 10:30a.m .For information call church 954-427-3045.

New York Transit Retirees of Florida meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Centura Park Clubhouse, 2395 N.

W. 36th Ave. Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your pensions and medical benefits. For information, call 561-479-2149. North East Focal Senior Center: Adult Day Care service, Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m .for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-480-4463. Ballroom Dance lessons every Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting class every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact Laura Newman at 954480-4447.Silver Sneakers class by Humana first Thursday monthly from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Beginner Computer lessons offered one-onone at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Laura Newman 954-4804447 for appointment. Vision Impaired Support group every Wednesday 12 noon to 1 p.m. Tai Chi every Thursday, 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Arm Chair Fitness every Friday, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m,; Stretching/Yoga Lite every Monday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/intermediates every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers required to demonstrate and assist in Floral Arrangements. Contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447.

Poetry Lovers meet every Monday at 2 p.m. For further information call 954-571-7148.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl. Services Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. by Rev. James Parappally, Pastor. For further information, call 954-421-3246.

Scrabbleers meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room C at Clubhouse. All scrabble players welcome. Bring set if possible. For information, call R. Levin 954-427-4092.

Parent & Adult Children Club meets the first Sunday of the month, Room F. This is a Social Club. Learn nutrition tips, exercise tips, meet new people, outings. The parent and adult child must come to the meetings together. If one does not live in the Village invite them to attend the meeting with you. For further information call Linda 954-725-3762.

Pflag (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Clubhouse, Room F. For information, call Abe at 954- 571-8448 or Dorothy at 954-4228508. Philadelphian’s and Neighbors Club meets October through March. Entertainment at every meeting. Greet old and new friends. For information call Selma Edelman, 954-7087799 or Irene Axelrod 954-418-9156.. Philosophy of CVE meetings are held the first and third Monday of every month beginning on November 2 in Room A from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings will consist of lectures and discussions. Possible topics will include history, the arts, music, humor, politics, science and other cultural themes. For details call Dr. Jerry Saxon 954-428.9381.

Pythian Sisters, Bright Star Temple #36 meets first and third Tuesday of every month at noon in the Activity Center, Room B. Interesting meetings. Refreshments will be served. Become a member. For information call Ruth Goldberg 954-427-5226 or Irene Greenberg 954-426-0628. Red Hatters Club, JCP Red Hatters meet the second Wednesday of each month in the clubhouse. Monthly outings planned. Requirement for membership is a Red Hat and Purple Dress, Blouse, Pants etc. must be worn on outings. For more information phone Josephine Privitera at 954-4257026. Russian Club will be meeting every third Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of Galina Baraz, 2064 Ventnor P. For further information, contact Galina at 954-428-3870. Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturday morning Vigil Masses 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 6 p.m., Confessions Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., For information call church 954-427-2225.

Selma’s Jewish Discussion Group meets first and third Wednesday of each month at Clubhouse, Room F at 10:30 a.m. All denominations welcome. For further information, call Pearl Keiler at 954-421-8719. Senior Volleyball for men and women on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Volleyball Court, next to the main tennis courts back of the Clubhouse. Everyone who attends plays. Call Max Amichai Heppner 954-596-0484, E-mail: Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Interesting speakers, exciting programs and refreshments served. Gift Shop now open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone welcome. For further information call Helen Hagler 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman 954-725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am. A mini lunch is served followed by an interesting program. For further information call the Temple office at 954-421-7060 . Sixty-five Social Club accepting new members couples only, one of who must be 70 or under. For information, call Lillian Jaffe at 954-3602941.

MARCH 2010

Social Single If you are 70 years old or younger and feeling young at heart, Social Singles is the club for you. We are a club that enjoys going to shows, museums, nature outings and more. We dine at local restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Our meetings are held the second Monday of the month in the clubhouse at 7 p.m., room G. For more information, please call, Frieda 954-429-1750 or Sheila 954-725-1521. SOCO (Symposium of Concerned Owners) meets the second and fourth Friday of each month in the Clubhouse. In-depth lectures and discussions with guest speakers. For information, call Jeff Chester at 954429-9285. SoftBall Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call Ed Obeid at 954-421-2228. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group meets on the second Saturday each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information call Gladys or Evelyn 954-429-0455. South Florida Harmonica Club-Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. The center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate, Fl. 33063. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month until April at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Stained Glass room. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954-426-4853.

Stamp and Coin Club meets every 4th Thursday at 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room C on the 1st floor. Residents and guests are invited to have their stamps and coins there to sell, buy & trade. For more information call Rafael Vance 954-4218579. Stock Market Discussion Club meets the first and third Monday each month at 10 a.m. Room N. Exchange information about stocks, mutual funds, ETF’s and bonds. No fee involved. For further information call Jim 954-596-2233 or Bill 954-698-0423.

Talking Book Club the JBL Library, in conjunction with the Low Vision Group in CVE is forming a monthly Talking Book Club. Each participant will receive the same audio book. A representative for the JBI Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am. For information call Janine Pitch 954-428-2303 or Hortie Lawrence 954-429-1604. Tai-Chi. The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress Temple Beth Israel (Conservative, Egalitarian) Services Friday evening 7:30 p.m. with Oneg Shabbat. Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon with Kiddush. Minyon Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. Library Monday thru Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all Village Residents. Ongoing book sale. Call Temple office for more information, 954-421-7060. Cantor Irvin Bell’s musical lecture series “From Shtetl to Second Avenue to Israel” which begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 11:00

a.m. and continues on the first Wednesday of each month through April 7, 2010. The fee is $10.00 for the series. Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) Services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. at Le Club by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor, Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows services every week. For additional information call William Schmier 954 428-8231. The Auxiliary meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10 a.m. For information call Julia Bale 954-427-6669 or Bea Rosner 954-360-7760. The Theosophical Society of Deerfield located at 831 SE 9th Street, phone number 954-420-0908 offers a free Sunday Speaker’s Forum every week from 3:30 to 5 p.m. In addition we have many interesting classes during the day and evenings, also without charge. To obtain a free quarterly bulletin call the lodge at the above number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE resident for more information about specific classes we offer at 954360-7080.

The Village Vagabonds Jazz band plays Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 in the Music Room A from November until April. For information, call Ted at 954-4280578. United Federation of Teachers/ Retired Teachers Chapter Meetings at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. West of Jog, Delray. For further information, call Hilda Cohen 954-428-6805. 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 954 427-0665.




United Order True Sisters meets every fourth Tuesday at the Clubhouse, Room N, lower level, near the Billiard Room at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information about this organization contact President Frieda Weiss, 954-4199143 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, 954-570-9526. Visionally Impaired Persons (VIP) meet the first Wednesday monthly in Room E at 10:30 a.m. We exchange information and have guest speakers. We also have a book club and plan trips to seminars. All are welcome Contact Janel Agmund 954 4280711. Waves (Navy Gals) Meets every month on the first Saturday at 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954-4277119. We Care of CVE still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) only. Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675. . Women Marines Association membership is open to women who serve or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Marine Reserves. Many people are not aware of our existence. For information, call Ruth Beisner at 954-428-1637. Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at South County Civic Center on Jog Rd. or information call, Miriam Guz 561495-7378.




MARCH 2010

The Sporting Life CVE Bowling League

Text By IRVING SIEGEL, Scores By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor I hope that by the time you read these words, the cold weather will have been replaced by more seasonable weather. No matter, unlike golf and tennis, bowlers can play during any kind of weather. I’m happy to say that the CVE Bowling League has grown, and many of our new players are excellent bowlers. In particular, I have to mention Bob Dodes who on February 18 bowled three 200 games with a total score of 669. Way to go Bob! Everyone is friendly, and even if a member of the team is having an OFF day, fellow members are usually accepting and gracious. What’s important is that everybody has fun as they benefit from a vigorous workout at the same time. Hopefully, our March luncheon will be well-attended and acquaintances formed during league play will turn into lasting friendships. In conclusion, it has been a wonderful season despite

the unseasonable weather. January 28, 2010 Vito Ferrantello 153 (425); Shelia Guenard 145, 181, 151 (477); Andre Mainguy 156, 159, 190 (505); Irving Siegel 160; Hannah Horn 156; Nelson Morciglio 145, 212, 202 (559); Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 178, 170 (484); Carol Hornby 181 (444); Lorraine Reilly 169 (420); Debbie Blackburn 151; Bob Hornby 179, 164, 150 (493; Eugene Stern 222, 213, 179 (614); Jo O’Callaghan 155; Michael Yabroudy 156 (416); Milt Weisman 141; Annette Cadesky 143, 153, 149 (445); Bob Dodes 223, 221, 190 (634); Sheldon Klein 144, 165 (439); Jeanette Dunn 146; Paul Surrette 175, 203, 170 (548); Mel Ginsberg 140; Alf Weiner 143; Laurice Lutfey 165. February 4, 2010 Eugene Stern 209, 178, 184 (571); Vito Ferrantello 160, 175 (443); Shelia Guenard 180, 171, 146 (497); Andre Mainguy 239, 179, 221 (639); Carol Hornby 172, 188 (495);

Lorraine Reilly 155, 159 (437); Debbie Blackburn 161 (420); Bob Hornby 153, 153, 205 (511); Laurice Lutfey 167; Allan Hirschel 141; Paul Surrette 188, 170, 144 (502); Milt Weisman 167; Dorothy Elfont 152, 148 (431); Mel Ginsberg 157; Bob Dodes 149, 202, 187 (538); Sheldon Klein 156, 154, 142 (452); Michael Yabroudy 153; Nelson Morciglio 180, 204, 178 (562); Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 216, 158, 193 (567); February 11, 2010 Votp Ferrantello 153, 164 (454); Andre Mainguy 152, 196, 204 (552); Roz Caliendo 148, 146 (408); Stuart Levine 160 (415); Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 170, 204, 161 (535); Estelle Kaufman 143; Carol Hornby 213, 143, 180 (536); Lorraine Reilly 163 (407); Debbie Blackburn 155, 143 (408); Bob Hornby 163, 182, 163 (508); Allan Hirschel 164, 185 (473); Paul Surrette 175, 225, 208 (608); Gene Ferrero 153 (430); Milt Weisman 159, 182 (469); Dorothy Elfont 142 (400); Lou Kaufman 178

(447); Lorraine Yabroudy 142; Eugene Stern 172, 160 (457); Annette Cadesky 146 (411); Bob Dodes 172, 168, 237 (577); Abe Cadesky 144; Laurice Lutfey 148 (404); Michael Yabroudy 159, 145 (421); Nelson Morciglio 148, 174, 190 (512). February 18, 2010 Irving Siegel 173; Hannah Horn 141; Nelson Morciglio 189, 173, 161 (523); Philip Guglielmino 141; Eugene Stern 193, 213, 215 (621); Roz

Caliendo 142; Stuart Levine 167, 180 (461); Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 147, 157 (424); Paul Surrette 194, 198, 146 (538); Nat Chayette 158, 163 (444); Carol Hornby 191 (467); Lorraine Reilly 152, 157, 146 (455); Bob Hornby 174, 221, 223 (618); Milt Weisman 167, 150, 152 (469); Vito Ferrantello 169; Andre Mainguy 172, 217 (514); Bob Dodes 224, 213, 232 (669); Sheldon Klein 147, 156 (440); Estelle Kaufman 145, 160 (429).

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The Sporting Life WARNING: VOLLEYBALL IS ADDICTIVE! By MAX AMICHAI HEPPNER CVE Senior volleyball definitely is addictive. We played this morning starting at 9:00 a.m. as we do every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but two regular players showed up at 10:55. “Where have you been, guys?” we asked. One had a bridge lesson and the other had to take a friend to the airport. Neither wanted to miss play, even if they could only join in a game or two. Skipping a day of play is just unthinkable if you are a volleyball addict! Last week, we even played in the rain. While the rain was light, we had active play. When we had hard show-

ers, we retreated to the sun umbrellas. But give up a day of volleyball? Never! The umbrellas were replaced recently, and we thank the Athletic Department for the new protection from the sun (for our spectators) and from the rain so that we were still able to play. All we need now is light refreshments, and our spectators will be truly happy. The umbrellas also shield those waiting to play. We generally rotate at least two or three waiting players into each team. The usual two teams are nicknamed The Bagels (to honor the Jewish players) and The Baccalas (to

honor our Italians). Today, the Bagels won five games; the Baccalas won three. This shows again that we choose up sides to keep the teams even, so every player can be part of “a winning team.” In recent weeks, we had so many waiting, that we created a third team. The third team hasn’t been around long enough to acquire a proper nickname. So that the waiting team doesn’t have to sit out too long, we shorten the games so that it takes just 11 points to win instead of the usual 15. Winners stay on to play the waiting team, but they aren’t allowed to do this

more than once. If they happen to win again, they sit out for one game anyway. However, those sitting out remain involved. They yell out encouragement, criticism, bawdy comments, and ideas for strategy. In fact, the commentary is as entertaining as play itself. Yes, volleyball is addictive. At night, I review the games in my dreams and I flay about in my bed, practicing serves. I hear my teammates yell, “Max: pendulum!” The general belief is that if I just swing more like a pendulum, I’ll do better at serving. Then I hear them yell, “Max: Over.” This is encouragement

to get the ball over the net, rather than banging it into the net. It’s a good addiction—it keeps our juices flowing and gives us joy that carries us through till the next day of play. We start around nine, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We hope to see even more CVE seniors on the court to join in the fun—no introductions are needed. We particularly want to recruit more female players. Today, only one of our women players showed up, and we definitely encourage stronger coed participation.

Tennis is a “Love Game” By RACHEL GRECO It’s been a while since anyone wrote an article about our favorite sport in Century Village. Some of us live and breathe this game every day of our waking lives. I happen to be one of them and do admit it’s sort of an addiction, but a good one at that. Our tennis club for most of us, has a social aspect. It gives us purpose and structure. Here in Southern Fla. we get to enjoy playing throughout the entire year. I personally play all year round. Mark Joffey, our “Pro” has four courts going all summer long, and everyone gets along great with each other. Players on every level, have tons of fun. I can only write about the teams I know about, and sometimes I might adlib a touch! I play on the Jets, which is a fairly strong team. We have mixed people and all levels, and we try to have fun and get along with each other like family. Another team I’d like to mention is the “Eagles.” They are a fun team with varied levels of play and their captain is Donna who with her co-captain Jim, do a fantastic job. They all like to have a good time. They have an end of the year party at Carole’s house every year. It’s hard to get in if you’re not an Eagle, but I keep trying. In my opinion, Canadians are very good at sports, and are a great addition to our club. I noticed again this year that when the season was just beginning, most of the teams were not yet full, and many teams were struggling to get their due courts. Now, ev-

eryone has arrived, and I can see teams with four to six on the bench at all times. I saw a team out of my back window on the Newport court with as many as eight on the bench, they only have one court, not enough for two. It’s amazing the love for tennis is still going strong. Speaking of Love: this is called “Tennis is a Love Game” most of us try our best to play as a team, which means being considerate of one another, by not arguing on or off the court. We realize it is a game, and patience and tolerance is our code. We enjoy and respect our fellow teammates. Speaking of individual teams, the “Cool Cats” have a few handicaps, and Milty I think is the best server in the world for his age of 92. He wants to change the name to “Handicats”. They are not youngsters, but they are diehards and go forth in all conditions. If you become too old for your team, Don has a team you can join called the “Osprey’s” and they are a bunch of fun loving guys. The Friendship team and the Starlets, have gained some new and very strong players, and these teams are all WOMAN! Besides, being very good players.....they are all good lookers too. The Knights have so many players that every time I run into them, it looks as if a bus let out. If I left out anything about your team, and you wish to be recognized, give me the dirt and we’ll snazz it up for next year’s article. Before the picnic some of

the people were a bit nervous about changing the location, but in the end everyone was thrilled with the result. There are some who are questioning the change of the dinner dance location. I was told the place is magnificent with great food and top notch catering. There will be a special treat besides the band, a wonderful singer. The travel distance compared to the Carolina is exactly the same. So give it a shot. The name of the catering hall is Benvenuto’s in Boynton Beach, Wednesday, March 10th. You’ll be sorry if you miss it. Back by popular demand are the Jamborees, because we enjoy them at social functions very much. Dan and Esther are still very much involved. Our president, Ray is very accommodating to our needs and requests. He’s doing an excellent job and everything is running smoothly. Talking about assets, what would we do without our “Pro”, Mark, who is an amazing human being, and an excellent coach. His patience and ability to get everyone to strive for the best is remarkable. His clinic lessons have changed somewhat, to Advanced Intermediate Monday and Thursday at 8am., Wednesday is Advanced, and Tuesday and Friday are Advanced beginners. Mark gives the greatest tennis lessons. I have taken many lessons with him, which has improved my game tremendously. Sorry, I couldn’t get this article out after the Jamboree and the Dinner Dance are

over, as we haven’t had an article all year, and there is a time limit. So, I took off from tennis today, sat down and whipped this up all at once. I dare not forget to mention the Intercondo teams, it would take another page to write up the places where each one is at this point. All I can say, is everything pertaining to the Intercondo is on the CVE website. So far, many players have been participating this year. I always see Suzanne’s girls every Wednesday out on the Clubhouse courts, practicing their hearts out for the travelling teams. Other captains of the four

other teams, are June, Sushanna, Lila and Joan S. if you are interested in being a regular or a sub. They are all having a great time and are doing very well, see postings on the website. Both men and women are enjoying the competition and doing their best. We have a date, Feb. 21 to participate in a women’s intramural run by Greta. Always remember, “Tennis is a Love Game” it’s 90% mental and 10% physical, so bring out your 100% LOVE when you go out to the court everyday.




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delphia and Weston, Fl, I had an epiphany – that I wasn’t having fun anymore. So I made a career change and became a Certified Laughter Leader, educating people on the many benefits of laughter and how to use it as an exercise in improving health in a fun way. And it’s free! Laughter is the Best Medicine Jay Leno says, “It’s hard to be angry at someone who makes you laugh.” It can help you live longer; there are many comedians like Bob Hope, George Burns, Milton Berle, and Jimmy Durante as examples. Humor connected to healing has been around for decades, made popular by American author Norman Cousins, from his 1979 best seller The Anatomy of an Illness. Cousins claimed he

miniums is a turn-on to me as well, by bringing the kid out in everyone, no matter their age. The world needs to laugh; your brain chemistry changes and appears to signal every system in the body to act more healthfully – respiratory, endocrine, muscular and cardiovascular systems. It was an honor for me to receive the Spirit of South Florida Award from NBC TV 6 for giving and receiving fun. Did I mention there is no charge for improving health this way? The good news is that you’re allowed more than 15 laughs a day! Double it and make it 30 times a day the following week, and so on. Relationships can improve, as it’s the quickest way to connect with another person. Double it again each week, and you will feel better,

Frank (center) and his happy group day, it’s a good day. Treating emotional clients for over 25 years caused me to miss one of the best things in life – my sense of humor. After so many years working as a hypnotherapist and biofeedback technician in Phila-

overcame what could have been a fatal illness (a form of cancer) by reading funny books and watching many hours of comedy films. Volunteering at numerous locations like Century Villages, local libraries and condo-

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The Game of Poker

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By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor I always felt that the game of poker was strictly a game of luck and that if you were dealt good cards you easily won. It didn’t seem to be a game of skill at all. However, I did notice that quite often there was a winner who had a very poor hand. How could that be! I decided to research this game of Poker and see what it was all about. I found out that bluffing or betting high stakes while holding poor cards to deceive opponents, was an integral part of the game. I assume that is how the expression “Poker Face” came about, because showing any expression on your face, could tip off your opponent as to whether you had a good hand or not. One of the earliest written references to poker was made by Jonathan H. Green when in writing he mentions rules to the cheating game being played on Mississippi riverboats. The Cheating Game quickly began to supplant the popular cardsharp game of 3-card monte on the gambling circuit. Gamers embraced the

new game as it was perceived as a more challenging and honest gamble than the notoriously rigged 3-card game. Green took more than a passing interest in the new game, and took it upon himself to formally name and document the Cheating Game in his book An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling - and so Poker was born. During the Wild West period of United States history, a saloon with a Poker table could be found in just about every town from coast to coast. The history of Poker is thought to have evolved over more than ten centuries from various games, all involving the basic principals of ranked card or domino combinations and the use of bluffing to deceive opponents. There are as many versions regarding the possible birthplace of Poker as there are varieties of the game itself. The most popular belief is that the Chinese invented the game around 900 A.D., possibly derived from the

Chinese dominoes. Others state that Poker originates from the Persian game as nas and still another theory mentions the French poque. French colonials imported the game to the New World when they arrived in Canada, Their beloved poque was the national card game of France and from the beginning of the 18th century, when a hardy group of French-Canadian settlers founded New Orleans, it spread from the state of Louisiana up the Mississippi River and then throughout the whole country. The origin of the word Poker is also well debated. Most of the dictionaries say that it comes from an 18th century French game poque. However, there are other references to pochspiel which is a German game. In pochspiel there is an element of bluffing, and players would indicate whether they wanted to pass or open by rapping on the table and saying, Ich Poche! So there you have it. A little history of the game of Poker.

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I’m Just Askin’ By LEN WITHAM

Not every generation can look to the past as “the good old days.” Gee girls, you didn’t have to worry about trendy diet plans or sweating in the health club in the 1930’s. You got plenty of exercise walking to the bread line and soup kitchen. In the 1940’s, guys had great free travel opportunities like the sandy beaches of Normandy and the quaint island of Iwo Jima. Gone With The Wind made the pre Civil War period look so

very glam with the gowns and balls – until you consider that people took baths every one or two months, deodorant wasn’t invented, there was no indoor plumbing and you had to wade through piles of horse crap to cross the street. Baby Boomers had the tragedy of Viet Nam and the fight against racial injustice to deal with. But compared to the Civil War, WWI, WWII and The Great Depression, we had it relatively easy.

So I’m just askin’… Don’t you long for the days when you could have a romantic restaurant meal without having to hear people blabbing on their cell phones? Remember when crack was something you didn’t want to see on your plumber instead of an insidious drug? Wasn’t it great when the only reality shows were Walter, Chet and David giving serious newscasts instead of shows with people being ridiculed in exchange for their 15 minutes of fame? Can

you believe that, at one time, they actually delivered milk and bread to your door? Remember when no City would think of cutting art, music or gym from their school curriculum to save money? Remember when the youth of America got involved in serious issues like racial injustice and an unwarranted war, instead of sitting on their butts playing video games? Didn’t it take about an hour less to watch a baseball game on TV? Do you remember…sorry I don’t, I’m

having an acid flashback and can see Janis Joplin in psychedelic colors…Do you miss people actually getting dressed up for the theater and concerts instead of wearing flip flops and T-shirts? Remember when corporate loyalty was a two-way street and not a one-way exit? Okay, so I’m cherry picking a little. But don’t you think we’ve lost a lot over the last halfcentury? I’m just askin’.

The Happy Hazards of Bicycle Riding in Century Village By HAZELA WAINBERG I’m known to the early birds in Century Village East (CVE) as that smiling lady on the purple bike. My early morning route is five times around the walking path, changing direction each time , a distance of not quite twelve miles and I see the sun rising. I enjoy the thought of what awaits me. I establish my balance with repeated foot kicks. The combination of the wind rushing against my face, and sitting higher than the passing pedestrians, leaves me feeling powerful. I look forward to saluting the passers by. When my fleeting G’mornin is met with averted eyes, I wonder if I have intruded too much on their privacy or if I’ve already acknowledged that person. I then revert to a shorter Hi. I nod my head the next time round, but still manage to smile. I recollect that one elderly man stopped me to say that my hearty greeting was his only human encounter that he had all day. In the four years that I’ve been here, I have watched

younger people take over. Attendants pushing wheelchairs, and the elderly using walkers and canes, have gradually been replaced with youthful grandparents proudly pushing toddlers in strollers. There are quite a few bikers with tennis racquets strapped to their backs. The fitness trend continues with couples using Alpine ski poles in synchronicity and some on roller blades. The benches are used to stretch and limber up while others rest, as they watch the passing scenery. Still the aged carry on. I have come to admire the regulars, such as the determined woman who trudges with her walker straight down the middle of the path, the community-minded couple who both wear gloves and put litter in a bag, the grimacing wiry man who skip hops every fourth step as if thumbtacks have been put in his path. The proud parrot owners who display their pets perched either on their shoulder, or an elevated forefinger.

I see the same people every day: the blond man in his forties who always carries his clip board and umbrella in every type of weather; the lanky jogger; the athletic lady carrying five pound weights. Two ladies timidly smiling; the ladies who pause when they have a significant point to elaborate; the tattooed man who feeds birds exactly where the golfers cross in their carts; the frail woman who always thanks me for ringing my alert bell, and the five men, discussing business deals, who fill the sidewalk. Most endearing are the couples in their nineties, who tenderly hold hands. On Saturdays, it is heart warming to see people dressed in their Saturday best, respectfully wishing everyone Shabbat Shalom. Yarmulkes replace baseball caps, and skirts replace tennis shorts. It’s exciting to run into my partner, my daughter, my very close friend on the walking path. People from Montreal bring to mind my former careers of Politics and Laughter Therapy, as I pass

them by. Over time, I’ve built up a few intimate stranger relationships. There’s the man who challenges me to a race. A musician colleague pauses long enough to tell me of community Jazz events. There’s a fellow biker who enticed me to try riding in the park. A huddled camaraderie develops under a swimming pool covering after a sudden cloudburst. At the twelfth water hole, I like to watch the golfer’s tee off. I watch the iguana family resting languidly on the embankment of the Clubhouse. Animals, like the darting squirrel, and the birds have played a role in making my morning ride seem like an adventure. The piercing sound of a woodpecker and sight of the one legged crane attract passers by. I become a hazard when walkers suddenly change lanes. I once skidded off my bike going around a curve. Onlookers gathered around wanting assurance that I was alright. I was bumped by

cars twice last year, and fell off my bicycle. I now wear a helmet, and double check each car to get the driver’s acknowledgement. I’d like to relate a true story that happened last year. Being allergic to the sun, I used to get up at 5:30, while it was still dark, to do my bike riding. From out of the bushes, a large animal with a cat-like head ran across my path forcing me to make some evasive maneuvers. He hesitated, until a passing jogger came into view, and scared him off. The next day’s paper had a picture of the animal. It was a brown cougar. The Florida Game Warden was quoted as saying that I was lucky that a jogger came along. He explained that because of new building developments near our area, deer had emigrated, and there were reports that a cougar had followed them. How likely is that to run into a cougar in Deerfield Beach? I avoid the hot sun, but still continue my daily routine. I look forward to each day as a new adventure.




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Living the Simple Life By LUCILLE C. WEITZ The current recession/depression in our country has caused many Americans to, rethink their wasteful ways. As a result, they are paying closer attention to a previously disregarded organization know as the Simplicity Forum. The Simplicity movement counts millions among its invisible constituency. The umbrella organization advocates simple, just and sustainable ways of life. It works toward changing American policy and culture and encourages downsizing disproportionate use of the world’s resources. Simplicity is not a deprivation movement. It’s not about

“no’s”, it’s a great “yes” – yes to time with family, yes to spiritual time, yes to reading the world’s great books. It’s about what you want to clear away, so you can make time to do what’s really important. It’s about aligning your life with your values. But the structures of American society often counteract these goals. Many of our activities require a high standard of living, and frugality is often regarded as tacky, a throwback to the previous Depression mentality. Shopping has become a quintessential pastime, a mix of entertainment and self-indulgence, an antidote to isolation,

even a way of nurturing, if you’re shopping for someone else. It is often used to fill a void in life that perhaps can never be satisfied. The truth is that possessions don’t make you secure. You have to trust your own inner resources. The simple life is not about denial, but about opening up, about taking joy in the non-material aspects of life. It is about consuming less so as to have more time, more money, and an environmental dividend. Of course, it’s not easy to abandon the flea markets, craft fairs and outlet stores that spark an acquisitive impulse. Living beneath your means so that you have

more discretionary time and income is not popular American behavior. But letting go

of things, can increase generosity, a sense of wealth, and well-being. The best things in life are not things. A certain California religious leader found out the hard way that things were worth less than he thought. When a real estate deal for a new house fell through, his family of four had to move into a two-bedroom apartment. The family was forced to take inventory of all the things they owned, and evaluate their value and importance. Said the leader, “We found we only needed about ten percent of what we had.” Could it be that 90% of what we spend our time and energy amassing is unnecessary? From my reading I sense that people across the United States are trying to slow down, to incur less credit card debt and to work more meaningfully. They aspire to make family, relationships and community a priority, and to reduce wasteful consumption. They want to add time for contemplation and to bring more balance to their lives. Many studies show that beyond the comfortable basics of food, shelter, clothing and health care, increased affluence has no bearing on happiness. The seven basic principles of the Simplicity movement are humility, gratitude, avoiding waste/preserving nature, not wasting time, justice, community, rest and renewal. If we train ourselves to be satisfied with what we have, and if we don’t shop so much, think of how much time we could save! With more time, we will be able to do more good for others. To quote John Ryan, who campaigned for shorter working hours during the Great Depression: “Human life is primarily about quality. It consists in thinking, knowing, communing, loving, service and giving rather that having.” Let’s simply give and receive love.




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Did You Know By ELI COHEN

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. Wet your whistle is the phrase inspired by this practice. In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase: goodnight-sleep tight. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $16,400.00. After reading this mine is for sale. The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work is Alaska. In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have the rule of thumb. Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled

Gentlemen Only - Ladies Forbidden…and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them Mind your Pints and Quarts and settle down. It’s where we get the phrase mind your P’s and Q’s. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer. It was an accepted practice in Babylon 4000 years ago, that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon. Honey found in Egyptian tombs recently

was found to be still edible. Men can read smaller print than women can: women can hear better than men. It is impossible to lick your elbow. The letters S.H.I.T. originated from England when Manure shipped via Ship had to be elevated to avoid wet and creating an unbearable stench. Thus the command was given….Ship High in Transit. And probably the most heavily used word in the slang language in the entire world with the letters F.U.C.K also originated in England. The palaces and Kings had strict control of their subjects and servants including their sexual activity. Thus we have Fornification Under Consent of the King…F.U.C.K. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birth place.

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bugging You By Harry L Katz Water leaks in our CVE apartments can be costly. They often lead to mold, a condition which frequently causes asthma for susceptible occupants. Decay can weaken wood members. Serious consequences are certain, especially for those who leave for many months. There are several sources that cause excessive moisture in our apartments. Roofs in high risers, especially around aging air conditioners, develop leaks. Workmen on the roof often leave their mark inadvertently. Driven rain penetrates breaks in the outer wall,

especially around windows. In the rear leaks keep the walls and paneling below the windows wet. Discolored paneling below the windows is the result of fungal activity. Even after the moisture condition is corrected, the discolor remains. (It can often be brushed off). Above the hallway in the high rise apartment buildings, a pan collects the water that condenses off the coils. The water then flows through a tube down to the perimeter of the building. In time, the tube gets clogged with dust and the water overflows onto the walls and floor of the

hallway. The tubes must be cleaned periodically. If the resident is away for the season, the water flows onto the walls and floor below. If the air conditioner is not operating properly in the absence of the occupant, the relative humidity rises. This is serious. Walls and furniture absorb moisture from the air. At 50% relative humidity, the moisture content of the wood in furniture and studs is 11%. If ventilation is not working, the relative humidity often reaches 70% or more in our Florida climate and the moisture content of wood can be 16% or more. When it reaches 20%

moisture content, the ever present fungal spores in the air that we breathe, sprout like grass seed in wet soil. The fungal roots quickly penetrate the wood to get nutrients and grow. This process produces metabolites (byproducts of digesting cellulose) that pollutes the air. Many people who are sensitive to this evolving gas get asthma and have trouble breathing. This has caused many legal problems for condo associations in southern states where temperature and humidity favor these species. Fungal activity is arrested if the relative humidity is lowered and the moisture content in the

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wood is reduced. Nonetheless, the fungal roots (called hyphae) do not die, but remain dormant. They become active as soon as the moisture content rises, even years later, and the progression of rot resumes. In nature, these fungal/ mold spores perform a vital function. New growth is impossible if dead trees and root carcasses occupy the space. Fungal spores are natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undertakers. Mushroom fruiting bodies fill the air with billions of spores in order to insure disposal of all dead trees, bushes and vegetation carcasses so as to leave room for new growth. Another potential source of moisture is the water in the soil under the ground floor. Roof water drains down the conductor pipe to soak the perimeter soil and the soil under the slab. Water vapor can find its way around the slab. This does not occur if the roof water can drain into a lagoon or the street. Other sources of moisture that increases relative humidity in an apartment are showering, cooking, washing the floor, watering plants. There could be more fungal and mold activity in garden apartments because there are more wood studs and joists to feed on. Decay in the U. S. has done more damage than termites. Adequate air conditioning could help overcome this problem. Another common household pest that thrives on high humidity (above 60%) is the house dust mite. This tiny creature feeds on mold/ fungal spores. They collect in enormous numbers in dust balls in hidden corners and can cause allergies, asthma and perennial rhinitis in susceptible people. Their long- lived antigen, combined with dust particles and airborne mite feces and body parts, initiate the allergic reaction. Good vacuum cleaners with hepa filters are essential in controlling house dust mites. Touching the surface to determine moisture content is not possible. Wood does not feel damp to the touch below 30% moisture content. It reaches that point only at 98% relative humidity. I use my moisture meter to accurately measure the moisture content of wood and plaster. It helps me determine the source of leaks.

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Leaving the Village for a few months or more? You must take steps to protect your property. A few years ago I too was a snow-bird, and would like to share what I had learned then and since then. Here is some information which I am sure you will find helpful. * Please turn off your water. By doing so if a leak should occur in your unit, you will protect your apartment and anyone below you. * Empty your refrigerator. Under most circumstances, food left in a freezer or refrigerator will stay safe and edible. One instance when this does not work is when there is an electric surge that trips your circuit breakers. Since there is no automatic resetting of these breakers, any food left will rot and you will have a mess that is tough to cleanup when you return. * Remove any objects that might fly in high winds, which are immediately outside your doors and, if you have only screening on your terrace, remove any potential flying objects from your ter-

race. * Florida, which is usually very warm in the summer, demands that your unit has airconditioning. If not, mold and mildew are almost a certainty. Last year FP&L suggested using a humidistat. This year they claim that keeping your air-conditioner on 85 degrees is the best way. What is that saying – it is not the heat but the humidity? I believe keeping the air-conditioning on when you are away can be very expensive, unless you also have a humidistat. The humidistat controls the air-conditioner and greatly reduces the cost. A common setting for the air-conditioner is between 78 and 80 degrees with the humidistat set at 78% or even lower. I personally set my humidistat lower, but do whatever works for you. * You should have a designated individual or firm to check your condo (an apartment checker). If you do not have a close friend or neighbor who can do this, there are many individuals who live in the Village who do this work, as well as several well-known

firms. Their function would be to check your apartment sometimes twice a month, but certainly not less than once per month. This individual can check for leaks, and if your air-conditioner is working properly. If there is some problem such as a bathroom or air-conditioner leak or a non-working air-conditioner, the name and phone number of a service company would be most helpful to your apartment checker. The availability of an apartment checker is also extremely necessary should the unit suffer hurricane damage. The retention of an individual or firm is actually required under your condo bylaws Article 12.1 (o) printed below. By the way, be sure to advise your condo board of who your apartment checker is. * Some residents leave their cars in CVE when they leave. Be sure that the car is left in your designated parking space instead of a guest spot. One other word of caution. Many residents cover their cars with a tarp but unfortunately they are often

improperly tied down. The tarp winds up mostly off the car, and becomes a hazard to passing pedestrians and cars. If you must use a tarp, make it windproof. * Everyone is required to provide a front door key to the condo association. In some instances, leaving a key with a neighbor is accepted as a substitute for the general rule. I would strongly suggest that if you want to give a key to a friend, do so, but always give a key to your condo association. A neighbor can go away or be ill, so it is so much safer to give it to your condo association. The following is from your condo bylaws - Article 12.1 (o)

which reads “ Each unit owner who plans to be absent from his UNIT during the hurricane season must prepare his UNIT prior to his departure by (1) removing all furniture, plants and other objects from his terrace and porch prior to his departure; and (2) designating a responsible firm or individual to care for his UNIT, should the UNIT suffer hurricane damage, and furnishing the Board with the name of said firm or individual. Such firm or individual shall contact the BOARD for clearance to install or remove hurricane shutters.“ Final words for our snowbird neighbors - Hurry back, we miss you!




MARCH 2010

“PhRMA” in Our Lives By SY BLUM, Associate Editor

“Who?” says you. Listen up. “PhRMA” is the pharmaceutical industry. In other words most of us senior citizens avail ourselves of their products every day in one form or another. The story of this gigantic industry is told in a somewhat dated (2004) book: The Truth About the Drug Companies, by Marcia Angell, M.D. The author does an exemplary job of analyzing the strategies of the many drug companies who are profitable beyond belief; and coincidentally, an industry that employs more lobbyists in Washington than any other group. And it has paid off. They have succeeded in influencing Congress to the extent that make them virtually untouchable inasmuch they are able to more or less charge what they want for their products while their methods of doing business is kept in what is called a very opaque “black box.” Just a glance at the salaries and bonuses of their top officers (circa 2004) will give you an idea of how profitable these companies are: the salary of the former CEO of BristolMyersSquibb was $74,890,918 plus unexercised stock options totaling $79,095,611! Similar figures for many of the other CEOs probably apply. While some of the facts stated in the book may no longer be valid, the power and influence of the pharmaceutical lobby is still very much in play. As these lines are being written, Congress is still

wrestling with a proposed universal health care bill. Meanwhile the drug industry lobby, along with the equally powerful insurance lobby has so far prevented a compliant Congress from passing any meaningful legislation to make affordable health care available to all. Probably the biggest gripe against the drug industry is the unconscionable cost of often life-saving drugs. We are all aware (as is evident from the “schmooze” sessions around the pools) that some people pay hundreds of dollars while others; members of certain health care or government sponsored prescription plans, pay just a few dollars for the exact same medication. Maybe somewhat less known is that these same medications are also much cheaper in foreign countries besides Canada and Mexico. The answer is quite simple. The United States, once again through the power of the drug lobby, is the only major country that does not have price controls over medications. The drug industry here can charge all that the traffic can bear; and it bears a lot. A glaring example of this was the recently enacted Medicare Prescription Plan rammed through Congress. To compensate for the comparatively low prices in other countries, American drug manufacturers inflate the prices here to make up for it. Admittedly, the journey of a new drug from its inception to its distribution is a

long and very expensive one. In fact it sometime takes decades. Also, only one in 5,000 candidate drugs actually make it to market. However, the drug industry with their policy of obfuscating the facts, has been able to convey to the public much false information concerning their internal operations. First and foremost is their release of figures indicating that most of their expense in developing a new drug is due to what is known as R & D (research and development). According to the book, this is not so. The truth is that the vast research and development is performed by universities, bio-tech centers, hospitals and agencies of the National Institutes of Health. They are the ones who start with a “clean slate” and it is only when a new drug is considered viable that the drug companies get into the act. To the average person, Research and Development would be viewed as a necessary expense. However, despite the secrecy of the internal operations of the drug industry, it has been determined that most of the R&D funds are actually used for marketing (read advertising) and administration. One example of this is the unending, repetitive advertising on the daily national network news programs. Since it is common knowledge that the vast majority of viewers of these programs are reaching middle age, the hope is, of course, that you would be so

The Dollar Tree Store By PAULINE MIZRACH

I like to ride the West Mini Bus to one of my favorite places. I like getting out of my condo for an adventurous day’s journey to browse, pick and choose some of the special items I see. I’m looking forward to enjoying myself by spending time looking, browsing for bargains, good deals, and new discoveries. The price is right, one dollar at a time. Actually, the new Dollar Tree Store has recently expanded with a grocery department with frozen foods and dairy products including milk, punch, pizza, ice cream, frozen dinners and baked cookies. Moving around the Dollar Tree, I stop by to pick up more stuff for holiday friends, such as creative stoppers, gift bags, towels, frozen waffles and more.

Today, I’ll go along for the ride to the Dollar Tree Store from Century Village, Deerfield Beach, where I live. Just for today, I’ll enjoy fun and sociability meeting familiar residents on the Mini Bus, and socialize with talk, and more talking to my Century Village neighbors. I hope to come home to my condo with my new finds. The Dollar Tree, everything’s a $1, was founded in 1986 with headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. The number of stores in 2009 is 3,591. The key person is Bob Sasser, CEO. Products include snacks, toys, books, food, housewares, and Dollar Tree closeouts. The number of employees average 12,560. In 1986, the company opened its first Dollar Tree Store in Dalton, Georgia.

By 1991, it decided to focus exclusively on the Dollar Tree line and sold the company to KBT Toys. The company came to be known as the Dollar Tree Stores. By 1995 it was traded on NASDAQ. Dollar Tree competes in the low-end retail market with national chains, Family Dollar and Big Lots. Some of the other chains are Dollar General and regional chains such as 99 Cents Only Stores and many independent dollar stores nationwide. Let the good times roll! I stroll along the aisles and the narrow paths at the Dollar Tree Store in Deerfield Beach, Florida, as I browse and walk around the store. I pick up more variety items. I smile at friendly cashiers as I check out my new reality world.

impressed that you would suggest the medication to your family doctor. Personally, I do not think that this works, as I am sure your doctor is used to these persuasive tactics and hopefully, relies on his own judgment. Probably, and maybe even more important, is the visiting salesmen who seem to always be coming or going in the doctor’s office while you are waiting. The profusion of samples, plus, sometimes monetary considerations, are other inducements for the doctor to write prescriptions for the product. And, lest we forget, writing prescriptions is vital to the bottom line of the drug industry . Another advantage of using R&D funds for advertising, etc. is that it has resulted in huge tax breaks for the industry; something that would not be allowed if it were truthfully listed for what it really is. And having considerable clout with the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) does not hurt. Due to the fact that recently there have been very few really new drugs coming to market, the drug industry has come up with a new strategy; something known as me-too drugs. Simply put, as the old standbys run out of their 20year patent life and become available as generics, the industry has tweaked many of these expiring drugs by changing one or more clinically unimportant molecules,

renaming it and then applying for a new patent for an additional 20 years. However, like everything else: nothing is forever. At long last, recent events are beginning to curtail the virtual carte blanc that this industry has enjoyed over the years. First and foremost is that in the present poor economy, both the public and the government are looking everywhere to cut costs. One example is the anger over the unconscionable cost of drugs for senior citizens without a prescription plan. With increasing frequency, especially for those residing near our borders with Mexico and Canada, citizens are covertly organizing bus trips to these countries, having prescription copies of U.S. doctors duplicated by and buying large supplies of necessary medications at a fraction of their cost in this country. The fear that those drugs are not exactly the same, is unfounded inasmuch as the drugs in question actually were manufactured in this country and shipped abroad. In effect it means that the drugs simply crossed and then recrossed the borders! On the government level, like everything else, real efforts are being made to reign in the excesses legislated by previous administrations. In a word things are changing for the drug industry along with many others. Let us hope we will all still be around to enjoy the results.

Tell them you saw them in the Reporter!!

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MARCH 2010

CVE Choraleers Show Varieties Internationale March 18 By MARY ANNE SURRETTE Our own CVE Choraleers are now busily rehearsing and preparing for their original Show of 2010: Varieties Internationale. It will be presented on Thursday, March 18th at 7 p.m. in our beautiful Clubhouse Theater, and feature CVE resident and producer/ director/pianist Bill Weinhaus, guest violoinist, Ira Gutzeit of Miami, and a large number of CVE year-round and snowbird residents. The International theme says it all. Our performers will be singing some of the worlds sweetest and longremembered music, accompanied by piano, violin, trumpet, even spoons and some

instruments you may never have seen before. Through the music, audience members will travel to some of the most exotic spots in the world, where awesome music and native sounds will capture their imaginations and thrill their souls. Enjoy a variety of musical renditions sung in English, French, Yiddish, etc. Where else, but here on the fabulous CVE Theater Stage, can one see such a great Theater Show for only six dollars? Please support your CVE friends and neighbors by publicizing and attending this wonderful show. This Theater experience may even

encourage you to join The CVE Choraleers in November and become part of their 2011

Show. Varieties Internationale : Oui, c’est magnifique!








MARCH 2010




CVE Symphony Orchestra 2009-2010 Concert Season Update By WILLIAM P. BRYAN, Ph.D. Dr. Clark McAlister, and gifted musicians, already began the 2009-2010 concert season in December, 2009 and are ready for their fourth concert performance this month, March 23, featuring pianist Natasa Stojanoavska. We, again, are ready to present to the CVE community another musically exhilarating performance. 3/23/10 Bach: Chorale Prelude “Wachut Auf” Chopin: Andante Spianato, and, Grande Polonaise Natasa Stojanovska, Pianist Weber: Konzertstuck (note: the Conductor has the right to change the music listing at any time). The guest performers are all highly skilled and talented musicians. Their concert and artistic achievements demonstrate their many years of persistence in the education and practice required to skillfully master their instrument. The selection of music score possibilities Dr. McAlister brings to this orchestra, which is composed of musicians with a wide variety of professional backgrounds and technical skills and maturity, yields much joy to both the

audience and musicians alike. Getting to know our Conductor… Dr. Clark McAlister is Vice president and Editor-in-Chief of Edwin F. Kalmus & Co. Inc., and Masters Music Publications, as well as Artistic Director of Klavier Records. He has been Assistant Conductor and Music Administrator of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida (later known as the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra), Music Director and Conductor at Palm Beach Community College and Instructor at the Canford Summer School of Music in Canford, England. He is an active composer and arranger and his compositions and arrangements are played by orchestras and ensembles in the United States, Europe, and Japan; they have been recorded by Telarc, Klavier, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and Albany. He has been a recipient of a fellowship in composition from the Florida Arts Council. Dr. McAlister received the Doctor of Music Arts degree from the University of M Getting to know our Concertmaster… Concertmaster Mary Ellen Sorce began study of the

violin at seven years of age. Growing up in Rochester, New York, she attended the Hochstein School of Music, a preparatory school for the Eastman School of Music, and, played with various youth orchestras. Mary Ellen has played with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of New England and other orchestras throughout New England. In Florida, she is the first violinist with ALLEGRO, a professional string quintet, Concertmaster of the CVESO, and the Sy Sugar Coral Springs Symphony Pops Orchestra, the Assistant Concertmaster of the Hallendale Beach Symphonic Pops Orchestra and plays with the Lyric Chamber Orchestra and the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra. Additionally, she is the current President of the CVESO… …and about our guest soloist… Natasa Stojanovska (piano): Performance date: March 23, 2010 Fredric Chopin: Andangte Spinaito, and, Grand Polanaise Ms Stojanovska studies

with Dr. Roberta Rust at Lynn University in the Bachelor of Music program. She was born in Prelep, Macedonia, and began to play the piano at age eight. She has performed solo recitals in France, Portugal, Macedonia, Bosnia, Romania, and the United States, and has been recognized as an adept accompanist and chamber musician. In 2008, she was winner of the concerto composition at the Brevard Summer Music Festival in North Carolina and performed the Tschaikovsky Concerto Nr.1 at the Festival. In 2002 she was hailed as the best young pianist in her native country and was awarded first place at Interfest Bitola (2001 and 2002). State of audience participation… The continuation of our very own CVE symphony orchestra depends upon the attendance of all music lovers. So, tell all, bring a friend, and please purchase tickets for all performances. After all, this is your Symphony Orchestra, and, how many communities have a Symphony Orchestra to claim their own??? Kudos to the CVE Orchestra Guild…

We want to give our heartfelt thank you to each of the Orchestra Guild members and its President, Bea Guccione. The Guild with its volunteers, are like an army of “energyzer bunnies” providing many CVE educational, cultural and fun-loving activities throughout the year in support of our Symphony Orchestra. We thank all of you who eagerly participate in the Guild’s many and varied activities in order to help with the financial support for the continuation of your CVESO Orchestra. We hope that everyone becomes an annual member of The Guild. We hope to see each and every one of you with your continued support of our remaining concerts of our new concert season of 2009-2010. Lastly but most importantly, we need you as our allies to help us fill the Auditorium to its 1,600 seat capacity for our remaining concert. Many thanks for your continued financial support and audience participation so far!!! See you on March 23rd (our last program of this season).




MARCH 2010

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


By Carl Hiaasen, University of Florida, 418 Pages, $24.95 OK, Florida’s a weird state. Locals, who flopped at managing local Burger King outlets, are up in Tallahassee managing our state. Drivers are a menace. “Oh, I’m supposed to actually use the turn signal?” And local politics are a laughable mix of mediocrity and in-your-face graft and corruption. But, as Floridians are well aware, there are actually two states here – North Florida and South Florida. In North Florida, Confederate flags fly outside mobile homes where the wives work at Wal-Mart and the husbands drive off to construction jobs in their rusty pickup trucks, rifle on the front seat, big dog in the back, and a “Jesus Saves” decal on the rear window. It’s a place where the bars are full on Saturday nights, those same people fill the church pews on Sunday mornings, where everybody votes Republican and prays, that Sarah Palin – whose new book currently outsells even the Bible in the Bible Belt – will win the presidency in 2012. South Florida begins at Palm Beach with its “old money” mansions and continues on to Boca Raton with its “new money” mansions, on to the glitzy, sexy beaches of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, where nubile twenty somethings – barely adhering to local beach nudity laws -- happily cavort. Then on through the flat majesty of the Everglades and, finally, to Key West where even the gaudiest gays mix easily with

live-and-let-live straights. Most people in South Florida are either Democratic or Jewish – usually both – and are seen as effete, liberal, elitist Northeastern transplants, for whom Obama’s win was confirmation of the Second Coming. Nobody knows the quirky idiosyncrasies of The Sunshine State better than successful novelist and long-time Miami Herald writer Carl Hiaasen. This collection of his columns is a gem. It looks at Florida politicians, evangelists, criminals, Disney, zoning boards, athletic franchises, Big Sugar, plain folk and more -- and provides often hilarious answers to this eternal question: “Why is Florida so weird?” You have no idea just how weird.


By Colum McCann, Random House, 349 Pages, $25.00 Almost exactly twentyseven years before the World Trade Center crumbled into a horrific, burning pile of steel, stone and human body parts, the Twin Towers were the site of the most audacious artistic crime of the century. On August 7, 1974, a small, wiry Frenchman named Philippe Petit, transfixed the eyes of the world and brought New York traffic to a standstill. He strung a wire from the roof of one tower to the other then brazenly walked, danced, jogged and leaped across the wire, suspended 110 stories above the teeming streets and sidewalks of Lower Manhattan. Winner of the National Book Award, this new novel – hailed as a “blockbuster” by critics – weaves together a panoramic array of the disparate voices and stories of ordinary people who happen to be living on the streets below. Included are an Irish monk, a Bronx hooker, a group of grieving mothers who lost

their sons at war, a city judge and an alcoholic, all obliquely bound together in some way by the World Trade Center tightrope walker. Author McCann – already highly-praised for Zoli, This Side of Brightness and other daring novels delivers a book that outshines even his own stunning previous work. Dizzying, ambitious, kaleidoscopic and vibrant, the novel pulses with energy. For the reader, the book is occasionally a maddening challenge – as most books worth reading are – one that forces you to stop every few pages and ponder in amazement at the author’s mastery of plot and writing. For those who knew the New York of the 1970s, the book comes across as a graphic remembrance of the pain, loveliness, mystery and promise of the city during that decade. As one critic wrote, “Leave it to an Irishman to write one of the greatest-ever novels about New York.”


By Jonathan Tropper, Dutton, 339 Pages, $25.95 Sitting shiva has never been funnier than in this bright, touchingly human new novel. “We’ve been at it for a few hours already, and the visitors keep coming, pouring through the door in an endless stream, as if busloads are being dropped off every half hour…My face is sore from smiling profoundly…my ass numb from the cheap foam underneath the crappy vinyl of the shiva chair…The guests jockey for position, gradually working their way from the back of the room to the front, where they can ask the same questions as the guests who came before them…We should have a handout at the door to speed things along, a brief summary of Dad’s illness and all that transpired in the final days…because that

seems to be what all of his and Mom’s peers want to talk about. “And then there are the platters. Jews don’t send flowers, they send food, in large quantities: fruit platters, assorted cookie platters, cold cuts, casseroles, cakes, wild rice salads, bagels and smoked salmon…It’s like a wake, except it’s going to last for seven days, and there’s no booze.” Jonathan Tropper – whose recent How to Talk to a Widower (reviewed in this space November, 2007) won critic’s kudos – has produced another of his keenly-observed coming-of-age novels. The novel opens with the death of Judd Foxman’s father. Judd’s life is falling apart. His beautiful wife has left him for his shock-jock radio boss. And now, to fulfill the dying wish of his atheist father, Judd must sit shiva for seven days along with his entire family. For the first time in over a decade, the screwed-up Foxman clan has to spend more than a few hours together – and the stage is set for one of the most refreshingly funny – and profoundly emotional stories you will ever read. It’s no wonder that, upon publication, Warner Brothers immediately snapped up movie rights.


By Atul Gawande, Metropoltan Books, 209 Pages, $24.50 As many health care professionals – and patients – know, a hospital is no place for sick people. Some propose “Hospitals May Be Hazardous to Your Health” signs be prominently displayed in hospital waiting rooms, ERs, operating rooms, nurseries and ICUs. Admittedly, that may be going a bit far but even Dr. Peter Pronovost, a critical care specialist at Johns Hopkins

might be the first to agree. He says hospitals are filled with myriad infections, missed diagnoses, dosage mistakes and other complications. Why? They all arise from human error. According to author Gawande’s new book, subtitled How to Get Things Right, Dr. Pronovost borrowed a concept from the aviation industry to minimize human error in his hospital setting. He drafted a checklist, the same kind that pilots use to clear their planes for takeoff. The checklist included: wash hands with soap; clean the patient’s skin with chlorhexidine antiseptic; cover the patient’s entire body with sterile drapes; wear a mask, hat, sterile gown and gloves; and put a sterile dressing over insertion sites when I.V. lines are used. Doctors and nurses strictly followed the guidelines. Nurses were promised backup from the hospital administration to intervene if doctors didn’t follow every step. Two years after the checklist was put in place, it had prevented 43 infections, avoided eight I.C.U. deaths and saved the hospital approximately $2 million. Author Gawande, whose New Yorker article provided the basis for his new book, writes that the complexities of technology in the 21st century may be best handled by a simple solution but that many workers in such specialized fields as medicine often believe “our jobs are too complicated to reduce to a checklist.” But, as the author emphasizes, something as simple as writing down a to-do list to “get the stupid stuff right” – especially when the most basic steps are too easy to overlook – can make a profound difference - especially when there is too much at stake to risk otherwise.

MARCH 2010

CVE Duplicate Bridge ClubWinners for January By BERNICE RUGA Saturday 1/2/10 R. Silverman/B. Feldstein – H. Wiseman/J. Wiseman S. Yaffe/M. Brock – E. Brodkin/I. Brodkin 1/9/10 S. Yaffe/M. Brock – E. Copolovitch/S. Fox J. Rosen/M. Rosen – M. Stark/M. Hanek 1/16/10 D. Connell/B. Levitt – B. Cohen/N. Cohen M. Brock/S. Yaffee – A. Candesky/E. Freedman M. Stark/M. Hanek 1/23/10 H. Wiseman/J. Wiseman – R. Lidstone/V. Lidstone N. Cohen/D. Connell – D. Kirsh/E. Kirsh 1/30/10 E. Blicher/R. Hockenstein – B. Levitt/B. Shtull E. Sohmer/B. Wolf – B. Schwartz/R. Schwartz Monday 1/4/10 H. Wiseman/J. Wiseman – E. Friedman/L. Friedman F. Lazarus/E. Sohmer – L. Rappaport/L. Pearson 1/11/10 L. Fertik/B. Feldstein – B. Lidstone/V. Lidstone A. Cadesky/E. Freedman – L. Shalit/L. Freedman 1/18/10 A Cadesky/E. Freedman – S. Stern/A. Fischer

A Kleinman/R. Kleinman 1/23 /10 V. Del Favaro/D. Connell – E. Friedman/L. Friedman H. Krane/B. King – E. Prorok/P. Reich Tuesday 1/5/10 P. Gajdos/M. Libstug – A. Greene/V. Del Favaro R. Bell/C. Wise – M. Stark/M. Hanek 1/12/10 N. Botner/B. Starr – B. Lillienfeld/B. Goodkin M. Wasserman/R. Hockeiser – P. Schacter/E. Brodkin 1/19/10 B. Levitt/D. Connell – P. Schacter/E. Brodkin B. Shtull/S. Lebner – M. Dimichael/B. Luber 1/26/10 B. Shtull/S. Lebner – A. Reef/I. Brodkin P. Schacter/E. Brodkin – J. Singer/ P. Singer Thursday Night 1/7/10 B. Starr/M. Stark – E. Brodkin/I. Brodkin 1/14/10 D. Kirsh/E. Kirsh – M. Mandel/R. Schucker 1/21/10 C. Edelbaum/S. Lebner – D. Kirsh/E. Kirsh 1/28/10 C. Edelbaum/S. Lebner – M. Stark/M. Hanek

An Unsung Heroine The members of the Executive Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild are proud to have their very own unsung heroine, in the person of Bea Guccione. As Board President for many years Bea has been tireless in guiding our efforts to raise the much-needed funds to support the CVE Symphony Orchestra. Under her leadership the Executive Board has met once a month, every month of the year. At these meetings the Board discusses plans and strategies for fund-raising activities that will be of interest to

both Guild members and the community-at-large. When these plans are successfully completed, the Board prints and sends out an annual mailing in October, to all paid-up members of the Guild. The mailing describes all planned events for the coming season. With this advance notice, Guild members can sign-up for activities without fear of being “closed out.” Our heartfelt gratitude and admiration to our unsung heroine, Bea Guccione. MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts By GEORGE & PHYLLIS PISTOLIS

While politicians are busy assigning blame for the state of our economy, here within the peaceful confines of Century Village, are people who generously care. Year after year, these folks devote their time to raise money to benefit The Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts. Three couples, our neigh-

bors, helped ensure a truly festive atmosphere this year by serving beer and wine to a very happy, large crowd, despite the inclement weather. They are Barry and Penny McMahon, Robert and Rita French, and Tom and Betty House. Their devotion to this endeavor deserves our thanks.





By IRVING RUGA In the hand below, you are South. What would you bid at? Don’t look at the North hand. Different judgment is required in the balancing seat than in other situations. The first thing you should consider is which side you think has the best chance to make game (if there is a game.) Obviously, if you think they have the best chance to make games (yes, this is a possibility) you should simply pass. On this hand, South should think his side has a chance (perhaps) for game (in one of the majors or even no-trump.) Remember, from South’s point of view, RHO is almost broke and North must hold the larger share of the missing high cards. A takeout double is classic here, even with only 10 HCPs.

South (4) ♠K963 ♥AT64 ♦QJ93 ♣T Auction W N E S 1♣ P P ?

North (4) ♠AJ7 ♥Q9 ♦T65 ♣KQ83


The Puzzler By: CHARLES K. PARNESS such a rush that they only purchased seven hamburgers for the twelve attendees. What to do? The problem was solved when the Treasurer using a kitchen knife, cut each hamburger into pieces. The catch is this - no hamburger was cut into more than four pieces,

Barbecue Problem A group of twelve residents - the Ventnor-O Condo Association’s Board of Directors, officers and floor captains decided to have an impromptu barbecue in the barbecue area near the Clubhouse. Unfortunately they were in

yet each attendee received exactly equal portions of hamburger. How did she do it? That is the problem. The Solution to Puzzler March 2010 can be found on page 39B.

Our World of Glass By HARRY LINER “The reflected light is not always the true color.” So stated Francesco Maria Grimaldi a Jesuit professor of math at the University of Bologna. Research into the nature of light advanced quickly in the 1660’s, along with efforts to improve telescopes and microscopes. Father Francesco Maria Grimaldi proved light could be not only reflected and refracted, but also diffracted, a word he coined to explain what happened when he put a small opaque object in a stream of light coming through a pinhole. Because light travels in straight lines, he expected a clean shadow line along a mathematicallypredictable path. Instead, the shadow was larger and more diffuse than it should be, and part of it was colored. There are bands of colored light, such that the center of each is pure white, whereas at the edges, there is color, always blue on the edge nearer the shadow, and red on the farther side. Grimaldi wasn’t sure what was going on, but he realized that color wasn’t a quality inherent to a particular object. It was some kind

of special motion of light. His explanation, “Light is a kind of fluid that moves very fast and sometimes passes through a transparent body in the form of a wave.” Colors involved some sort of special light wave. Thus, when you look at a bluebird, it looks blue, not because of the inherent blueness of the feather, but because the light that reaches your eye is somehow made to say “blue” to the brain. What’s more, a pigeon or peacock’s iridescent feathers change that message somehow, so that the reflected light is sometimes one color, sometimes another. Strange, but true. At the age of 24, Grimaldi received his doctorate in theology, and eventually took on teaching humanities, astronomy and optics. There he met Giovanni Riccioli, and together they completed a map of the moon’s surface. Grimaldi gave the names of illustrious philosophers and astronomers to the elevations and depressions on the moon. These names are still used today. The two scientists worked well together quite often.

Grimaldi’s more successful and important work was done on his own. It was done in optics, a field in which he was a worthy predecessor of Newton and Huygens. Grimaldi made many discoveries of fundamental importance, but they were much in advance of the theory of the time, and their significance was not recognized until a century later. Many scientists and experts today believe that Grimaldi had to be one of the first people to observe the dispersion of the sun when passing through a prism, in order to know so much about the way light bends. Grimaldi died in Bologna on December 28, 1663 of natural causes. However, months before his death, he finished his book on all his experiments, which was published after his death. Without Francesco Grimaldi, we would know very little about optics today, because he became a worthy professor of many more known scientists, who improved upon his theories.




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A Snowbird Reviews By JANICE ZAMSKY What’s going on here? January blessed us with four shows (three of which were fabulous) within five days. So far, this theater season has been superb even though most of the shows are new to Century Village. The weather was frigid, but the CVE shows were torrid in January. CAVENDISH CLASSICSMARIO LANZA TRIBUTE JANUARY 13 TH Tenor Thomas Booth of the Metropolitan Opera celebrated the life of Mario Lanza, aided by baritone William Stafford, sopranos Cheryl Cavendish and Laura Montes, on January 13th. Mario Lanza attained worldwide acclaim up to his untimely demise at age thirtyeight. All four vocalists gave outstanding performances. Music ranged from grand opera to light opera. Broadway and classic favorites (With A Song in my Heart, Italian Street Song (Napoli), L’Amor Toujorir, Without a Song, The Donkey Serenade.) Stafford and Cavendish had me swooning over their rendition of my favorite sentimen-

tal song Because. Another favorite of mine, The Toreador Song from Carmen was most capably performed by baritone Stafford. Booth was excellent in his narrative of Mario Lanza’s life and his vigorous vocal performance of well-known favorites ranging from Pagliacci to sentimental numbers (Do I Love You from Fiddler, Without A Song.) All four singers collaborated on Funiculi, Funicular. This evening was a music lover’s dream! SHALOM JANUARY 14TH Tireless and, apparently, double-jointed , a cast of twelve young men and twelve young women gave an electrifying performance of song and dance. The two vocalists added to the evening’s excitement. The energetic pace of this show was unbelievable. A great variety of costume changes added to the ambience of this production. Animal hides, and water jugs were some of the props employed to portray various ethnic groups,

gypsy, international and Israeli folk dances. The music director of the stimulating band gave a brief demonstration that he, also, can dance. If you missed this show, put it on your must-see list for the future! CHITA RIVERA-MY BROADWAY JANUARY 16TH I’ll give this lady an A for effort; she tried hard! Accompanied by a musical trio, Ms. Rivera tried to recreate her glory days on Broadway. She’s peppy enough, but her voice is on the hoarse side, not melodious. Many of the departing audience members agreed with my opinion that she should have ceased performing sometime ago. I guess retirement is difficult for a twotime Tony Award winner. DIRECT FROM CANADAMARTIN DUBE JANUARY 20TH Opener vocalist Billie Wells was peppy and pleasant, England’s gift to America. Martin Dube, the main attraction, truly wowed his

audience with his unbelievable impressions! He could change his voice from deep bass (Louie Armstrong) to soprano (Cher and other female vocalists) at will. Some of his impressions featured On Target vocal imitations of Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Elton John, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder. He could sing Country music (a la Johnny Cash) then instantly switch to La Vie En Rose (an Edith Piaf impression). The versatility of his voice was remarkable, his humor was great. Dube sang tunes from The Sound of Music and Annie (Tomorrow) in a very plausible feminine voice then swiftly changed to masculine (Tiger Woods, All The Girls I’ve Loved), Music of the Night from Phantom. Final impressions included Celine Dion, Maria Callas in an operatic aria, and Jessie Norman (Habanera from Carmen. The piece de resistance was a magnificent rich tenor selection, O Solo Mio, in the style of the beloved late Luciano Pavarotti. I must add that Dube paid

tribute to the many French Canadians in the audience in his native tongue with a short message. His five octave range is remarkable. We hope he returns to CVE soon! CHARO’S ALL NEW VEGAS REVUE JANUARY 24TH Opener comic Lenny Windsor didn’t have any rerun jokes. His subject matter included airports, airplanes and Prince Charles. My only difficulty was that I found his English accent a bit difficult for my senior ears to understand. For the same reasons I loved CHARO’s classical and flamenco guitar selections more than her accented repartee. Backed by a three piece band (guitarist, percussionist and keyboardist) this energetic bombshell sang, danced, joked and played her guitar. A spectacular duo appeared to be rubber-jointed as they performed strenuous 1970’s flamenco and adagio dance routines. Enrico Lugo and Sheli Godfrey deserve to be a main act by themselves!

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Flying High I dreamt that I was flying high up in the ebon sky. Myriad stars twinkled ‘round me as meteors streaked by. Higher and higher I soared ‘til I could see the moon; then my ears perceived faint music; a haunting, melodious tune. My being thrilled to the tones of strains I never heard; and the moon glimmered brightly as I glided like a bird. With arms outstretched like Superman, I drifted gracefully aloft; dipping and diving among the stars, the humming so dulcet and soft. Soon I began to descend; it was time for the sun to rise. My adventure came to an end as I opened my starlit eyes. -NORMA LOCKER

Before the Cleaning Girl Comes The cleaning girl, the cleaning girl, is coming here today, so I put away everything that could be in her way. The cleaning girl, the cleaning girl, be careful, my antiques not to break, the cleaning girl, the cleaning girl, hide your valuables, so she’s tempted not to take.

An Ode to my Walker Some short years ago I endlessly admired Disabled people walking With a variety of walkers, Attending concerts and Entertaining shows.

I put away, I fold away, I’m busier than an elf, I’m so tired preparing for the cleaning girl for all I do myself.

Despite it all In my late seventies and eighties I could not visualize myself As a disabled person and Would rather be euthanized Than go on living.

But Oh when she leaves, my house really, really shines, it’s a pleasure to have a cleaning girl, now, I’ll sip a glass of wine…..

But when the life-clock rang Eighty-eight, eighty-nine, I have changed my mind, And adjusted to the new Status quo.


Instant Loser So here I sit on high-backed chair watching double attack blackjack smelling smoker’s fumes – entombed… What are the odds that my taffy-tacky boardwalk stroll would become a besotted rainwalk, the already severed pier victim of assaulting wavelash, a mini-Noreaster would menace and prevent all venturing adventurers? So here I sit, ungambler… Luckily, my husbands winning. I maintain a poker face. - SANDY WICKER

My walker became my steady companion, It allows me to straighten-up, To walk fast, get to chosen places Shopping for fruits and groceries, It even holds the parcels. The Fiduciary Funk A hot, new dance sensation, Is sweeping through the nation. I named it the fiduciary funk, and is easier to learn, Than to generate adequate funds to earn. No foreseeable increase in Social Security, that bites, While non-farm unemployment soars to record-heights. What’s a poor, senior retiree to do? Conjure up spells in a vat of witches’ brew.

My walker is very kind to me. When tired it invites me to sit, To breathe fresh air, Admire forever changing clouds, To dream and repose. - SHULA ROBIN

Even my son, the certified financial planner, is at a loss, He cannot begin to predict what comes next, of course. Economic stimulus, none for us ordinary folk, Banks and corporations, too big to fail, what a perverted joke. One day, Wall Street averages-up, Causes a painful “zetz” (shot) in “der vershtupped kup.” (confusion) Next day, Wall Street averages-down, Is enough to make one’s face freeze in a permanent frown. Predictable interest rates, anyone remember ‘em? Sensible long-term planning, what a forgotten gem. Monetary buzz words are driving us to the brink, Of the economic abyss, as deeper we sink. Unsound fiscal policy and wasteful deficit spending, To ever be repaid will take generations unending.\ My not comprehending the vagaries of the dollar, Makes me yearn to be a currency scholar. We are swimming upstream in a tide of volatility, Barely treading water through this period of instability. “They” proclaim that we are, maybe, sort of in a rebound, While “we” patiently await that trickle-down sound. “Swindlers are all around us,” the lurid headline screams, Of the preponderance of billion-dollar Ponzi schemes. Rothstein and Madoff and the rest of the “gonif” (crook) breed, Defiantly exhibiting the depravity of unbridled greed. The fiduciary funk’s moves are not hard to hack, Just take one step forward and two steps back. - GLORIA DONNELLY

Winter in Canada It’s winter in Canada and the gentle breezes blow seventy miles an hour at thirty-five below. Oh how I love Canada when the snow’s up to your butt you take a breath of winter and your nose gets frozen shut. Yes, the weather here is wonderful so I guess I’ll hang around I could never leave Canada cuz I’m frozen to the ground. -unknown poet, submitted by SID BIRNS A Love Story When her husband retired, she panicked. What would he do with all those idle hours? He was still a good-looking man her neighbors were always flirting with him. He didn’t mind the attention. Her friends would say, “If you ever get tired of him, I’ll take him.” She knew she’d have to keep him busy and entertained all day. She did. They went to concerts, took day trips, and visited art galleries, many art galleries. She signed them up for afternoon lectures on many subjects. She was with him all day. In the evening, he was glad to stay home. When he left her, it wasn’t for Edith or Thelma, René, or a sweet young thing dancing on his lap. He left her for “time,” to be alone, to maybe take a sweet, long, nap.





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

There is really only one rule to Sudoku: Fill in the game board so that the numbers 1 through 9 occur exactly once in each row, column, and 3x3 box. The numbers can appear in any order and diagonals are not considered. Your initial game board will consist of several numbers that are already placed. Those numbers cannot be changed. Your goal is to fill in the empty squares following the simple rule above. 1. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each row. 2. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each column. 3. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each 3x3 box. 4. A complete Sudoku puzzle contains the numbers 1 through 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box. Hint: Start with a square that only has three numbers missing. Look at surrounding squares and grids to see which numbers you need to fill that 3x3 grid. SOLUTION ON PAGE 38B



1) SCALP _ ( _) _ ( _) _ 2) FEASTY ( _) ( _) _ ( _) _ _ 3) STELSFISH _ ( _) _ ( _) _ _ _ _ ( _ ) 4) CHUMPINK ( _) _ ( _) _ _ _ _ _ WHAT THE DEEP-SEA ANGLER USED TO WEIGH HIS CATCH. “ //( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) //”

Unscramble each word, then use the letters in the brackets to solve the jumble.



abcozyxd ew fbx wgfgyx hix, yxhzcdi fbck cdzcidhdf lhix, jdem fbhf cd h weynxy fcnx, oepx, kmxxf oepx, mhk fbegibf h aycnx. mcoochn vohjx Hint: The letter H appearing above stands for the letter A

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Jumble Solution: 1) clasp 2) safety 3) shiftless 4) chipmunk Answer: “FISH SCALES”

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Clubhouse Library News By GLORIA SHOMER Okay, so it’s March. This is a signal for us that the season is coming to an end. We have had a lot of activity from a lot of new people. People who came on the buses would all arrive at the same time. They would cluster around the boutique area, trying on earrings and necklaces and asking each other if they thought they looked nice. They would blush with pleasure if they were told that their choice suited them and that they looked lovely. They would leave with their selection experiencing the same joy, as if they had gotten a great buy at Bloomingdales. We are having our annual sale from March 8 through March 12. We receive many donations all throughout the season. Many of the books

that are given to us are so new that they are still in bookstores. Our snowbirds seem to like to buy lots of new books to take home, and before they leave, they kindly donate lots of their older books, leaving everyone feeling very satisfied. The month of March is Amnesty Month. All volumes that are returned late will not be subject to late fees. We’d rather have the book. Please take time to search for any books you may have forgotten. You can slip them through the slot or hand them to the Librarian. I promise that no questions will be asked. Even though a lot of our patrons are leaving for their northern homes, we will still continue to keep the library well supplied with the latest

books by well loved authors. One of my favorite writers is Colleen McCullough. (Remember The Thorn Birds?) Her new book is called Too Many Murders. This is the riveting sequel to On, Off. The year is 1967 and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust, as the cold war goes relentlessly on. One beautiful spring day, in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut, home to the prestigious Chubb University and armament giant Cornucopia, chief of detectives, Carmine Delmonico has more pressing concerns than finding a name for his infant son; twelve murders have taken place in one day, drawing him into a gruesome web of secrets and lies. Another mystery writer who I’ve always enjoyed

reading is Ann Rule. This book is her fourteenth volume of true crime cases called But I Trusted You. The most fatal mistake…TRUST. It’s the foundation of any enduring relationship between friends, lovers, spouses and families. But, when trust is placed in those who are not what they seem, the results can be deadly. Ann Rule, who famously chronicled her own shocking experience of unknowingly befriending a sociopath in The Stranger Beside Me (Ted Bundy) offers a new fascinating collection from her true crime files, with the lethally shattered bonds of trust at the core of each blood-soaked account. Next month I’ll give you a preview of what I call “summer fiction.” These are books to read while lying by the

pool, sitting in an air conditioned room, or enjoying some free time in our reading room. Yes, chick lit and beach books will be included in my recommendations. As you know, we pluck a monthly lottery winner from the file of our Friends of the Library. This month the winner of the free book is Barbara Nathan Marcus. See you soon, Barbara. I’d be delighted to hear from the library users about what books they would like to see on our shelves. I’m in the library on Thursday afternoons. When we get three or more people requesting a certain book, we will be happy to place it on order. Remember, it’s going to be a long summer and it’s always better with a book.

Movie Review March By SANDRA PARNESS A SERIOUS MAN-A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother won’t move out of the house. Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind. R, 105 minutes, Rated R for Adult Situations. Playing Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 2 p.m. A COUPLES RETREATMay be paradise…but it’s no vacation. A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort’s therapy sessions is not optional. Starring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman. PG-13, 113 minutes. Playing Friday, March 12, 2010, 8 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 2010, 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 17,

2010, 2 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m. MY ONE AND ONLY-An almost perfect portrait of a family comedy set in the 50’s. A self-absorbed woman leaves her philandering band-leader husband and takes her two teen-aged sons across the country, searching for a new husband who’s worthy and capable of supporting her and her family. In their sometimes comedic, sometimes poignant cross-country adventure, they find new levels of self-reliance as they pull together as a family and overcome the unexpected pitfalls of the road. Starring Renee Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Chris Noth. PG-13, 108 minutes. Playing Sunday, March 21, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, March 22, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m. AMELIA-Defying the impossible, living the dream!

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight. Starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor. PG, 111 minutes. Playing Friday, March 26, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m. DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS-We’re not in Manhattan anymore in New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to smalltown Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program. Starring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker. PG-13, 103 minutes. Playing Thursday, April 1, 2010, 8 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2010, 8 p.m., Sunday, April 4, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m.

THE INFORMANT-Based on a tattle-tale. The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned

informant Mark Whitacre. Starring Matt Damon, Lucas McHugh Carroll, Scott Bakula. R, 105 minutes, Rated R for Adult Situations. Playing Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m.

Puzzler Solution: The Treasurer took three hamburgers and cut each of them into four exactly equal pieces which is twelve pieces. Each piece is ¼ of a hamburger. She then took the remaining four hamburgers and cut each of them into three exactly equal pieces which is also twelve pieces. Each piece is 1/3 of a hamburger. Each attendee then was given two pieces - a ¼ of a hamburger plus a 1/3 of a hamburger. Bon appetite.



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CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild By MARION G. COHEN February was a month filled with excitement and adventure for the members of the Symphony Orchestra Guild. On February 4 we attended a performance of Luci Di Lammermoor at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This gripping tale of unrestrained passion, madness, murder and suicide left us spellbound. On February 20 we participated in our fourth annual gala fashion show presented by Sondro Boutique located in the Cove. As usual the entertainment by our “Lady of Song” Donna Capobianco, our “Lady of Dance” Mitzi Rice, and our “Melodic Harmonica” of Bea provided us with an afternoon of fun and merriment. The luncheon and prizes added to our enjoyment. Did you attend the CVE Symphony Orchestra Concert on February 23 featuring violinist, Corinne Stillwell, performing SaintSaens’ Violin Concerto No. 3? And on Sunday February 28 we held our second open

meeting of the season in the Clubhouse Party Room. From high drama to line dancing to fashion displays to serious music…our agenda ran the gamut…all in the interest of raising funds for our wonderful CVE Symphony Orchestra. Are you a member of the Guild? If not please stop at our desk in front of our theater to pay your dues when you attend the last performance of the CVE Symphony Orchestra on March 23. Or mail your dues of $10 for single membership and $15 for family membership to Kitty Cole, 7 Oakridge B, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. We will be closing our season with a matinee performance on Sunday, March 14 of the Miami City Ballet at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Dances based on music by Chopin and Gershwin will be presented. The total cost with bus transportation is $59. Please contact Adele Weiner at 954-427-2696 to inquire if any tickets are still available.

The board members of the Guild want to thank you once again for participating in all their planned

endeavors for the season. From drama to line dancing to duck tours in Miami to suicide and murder at the

opera, we aimed to provide the venue, and you accepted our invitation. Thank you!

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

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

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

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

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Reporter March 2010 Volume 33 Number 6  
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