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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
Section A, 36 PAGES
VOLUME 36, NUMBER 08
Information on Purchase of Golf Course Property By DONNA CAPOBIANCO, President/CVE Master Management
egarding the golf course property purchase, we are all facing a “first time” situation together. Master Management is working hard to listen and provide the information you need. Here is all the information we have at this time. Fairway Investors, LLC bought the golf course six years ago for about $3 million. Their asking price today is $7 million. 2008 – CVEMM, following the expressed wishes of the community, engaged in due diligence and voted to spend up to $4 million to buy the property. No agreement could
be reached at that time. 2013 – CVEMM has negotiated a price of $5.5 million subject to a list of criteria being met, i.e., CVEMM obtains reasonable financing; Fairway keeps property clean, mowed, irrigated, insured until closing, no hazardous materials, etc. CVEMM is negotiating with the bank for financing, so the interest rate is still a question. CVEMM serves 8,508 unit owners. We have no defined voting mechanisms in our documents like COOCVE or the Associations, and this purchase is a “one time” situation to purchase land within
In This Issue
■ Controversial issues tackled. New Master Management President and Board members face challenges. p. 8-A
■ Is coffee really good for you? Natural nurse, Ellen Kamhi, answers this question. p. 6-B
■ Will nearby CVE neighbor, Target, get even bigger? See Mayor’s Message for details. p. 4-A ■ Can residents escape another year of hurricanes? COOCVE President outlines how to be prepared. p. 24-A ■ To buy or not to buy? History of golf course property chronicled. p. 16-A ■ Are our lawns and plants being watered? See irrigation update. p. 21-A ■ Do your pool guests misbehave? CVE pool rules also apply to guests. p. 9-A ■ New bus stop needed? Resident requests Powerline bus stop in front of recently opened Walgreens. p. 6-A
■ Celebrating the Goldie years. Farnham Q resident Goldie Cohen is 102 years young. p. 5-B ■ Is CVE Main Gate an eyesore? Resident protests entrance. p. 4-A ■ Long time Reporter Staff Member remembered. Sidney Goldstein leaves a rich legacy. p. 33-A ■ Do you text while driving? Sheriff Scott Israel strongly warns against it. p. 27-A ■ Is it deadly? Mysterious snake makes it presence known at Harwood E. p. 16-B ■ Are you addicted? Read why yogurt is taking over supermarket dairy shelves. p. 13-B
the community boundaries but not currently part of the community. So we are try-
ing to learn from as many as possible of our 8,508 unit owners (one vote per unit) if
we should proceed, providing that we gain agreement on this price and negotiate a loan rate which will keep the loan impact reasonable for most owners. This means an interest rate low enough over 7 to 10 years which will ensure the coupon increase for the purchase does not exceed $10 a month ($120 per year maximum). It may be helpful to know the maximum time normally extended by a bank to pay off a commercial loan like this one is 10 years. To try to place this in perspective, the Bay Management recreation lease each of us pays every month right See GOLF pg 10-A
From the President By CHARLES K. PARNESS, President/ COOCVE
he proposed Bylaw Amendment was introduced at the COOCVE Meeting but the majority of those in attendance voted to table the motion. I think this was a big mistake. The purpose of this amendment was to protect the COOCVE Officers, COOCVE Directors, COOCVE Alternate Directors, and COOCVE volunteers (we are all volunteers). We have already lost some volunteers who fear being sued. One major step in improving the situation is “Indemnification”, which was exactly what this motion was about. The simplest meaning of the word “indemnify” is “to hold harmless”. In plain English, it means that COOCVE shall indemnify and provide a defense if a COOCVE “volunteer” (volunteer, officer or director) is part of any proceeding simply because he/she was a COOCVE “volunteer”. This motion will come up again, and I hope the majority will approve this much-needed amendment. At the Joint COOCVE Executive Committee/Council of Area Chairs meeting on April 10, I introduced Charles
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Van Buskirk the Fire Safety Inspector. Mr. Van Buskirk provided the directors with information on the sprinkler systems and standpipes in the 4-story buildings. Since I had never heard of this type of inspection before now, I asked if this was a new fire regulation. To my surprise, Inspector Buskirk stated that there have been no changes to the regulations. It seems they have been around for
years, but no one had informed the associations. He said that these systems should be inspected regularly. The responsibility for inspections belongs to the building or their property manager. We understand that after an initial inspection in CVE failed with major deficiencies, the Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Broward County informed Seacrest Services that the Department is currently conducting inspections of all standpipes in Century Village East. The primary focus of these inspections is the standpipes which run from the ground to the fourth floor catwalk. In the event of a fire, the water is supplied from the fire truck at the ground level and connects hoses.
COOCVE Board of Directors - April 23, 2013 P
resident, Charles Parness called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Parness led the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence. The Sergeant-atArms confirmed that there was a quorum present. Sheriff’s Report - Deputy Cooper The Deputy reported that there were no crimes reported in the last month. Treasurers Report Year to date total income for 2013 was $67,840; expenses were $21,050.92 and the net gain was $46,925.73. Total assets for the year are $266,499.72. A Director asked how much was spent to date on legal fees. Bernice replied that through March 31, there was $4,040 spent on legal fees. President’s Report – Charles Parness Charlie announced today that Commissioner Richard Rosenzveig will be hosting a District 3 Meeting in the Party Room. Also at the next joint COOCVE Executive Committee and Area Chair meeting, there will be a representative from solid waste to discuss single stream recycling. At the joint COOCVE/Council of Area Chair meeting on April 10, he introduced Charles
Van Buskirk, the Fire Safety Inspector of Deerfield Beach. He provided Directors with information on the sprinkler systems and standpipes in the 4-story buildings. Charlie asked him if this was a new fire regulation and his response was that there was no change to the regulation, but no one informed the associations. Charlie urged that each 4-story building be sure that they have this inspection completed. Donna Capobianco - Master Management Donna discussed the recent survey on the golf course which was sent to all unit
owners in CVE as well as all the correspondence that has been posted on cvedb.com website. She explained that since MM has a contractual agreement with all unit owners and to make sure that MM reaches everyone so that their voice is recognized, a ballot was mailed to all unit owners which includes Canadian residents. Donna reported that all votes are being recorded by a third party so that it is done properly. She stated that at this time, the current plan is to keep the golf course as a green, clean and irrigated open space. Fairway investors purchased the golf course
six years ago for $2.9 million. The current asking price is approximately $7 million. In 2008, MM voted to spend up to $4 million to purchase the golf course - no deal was made at that time. So far in 2013, MM has negotiated a price of $5.5M based on a list of criteria that must be met in order for MM to move forward. She stated that this purchase is a one-time situation. Donna reminded all the Directors that the information being discussed can be found on cvedb.com. Recreation - Rita Pickar Rita stated that on May 1 the Richmond tennis courts will
be closed for several months so that the courts can be resurfaced. Renovations will begin at several pools; area chairs will be notified when their areas are being renovated. Meetings are being held with the architect to renovate the cardio and weight rooms. Information will be posted on channel 98/99 if the machines are able to be moved to useable space during this time. Old Business: Charlie discussed the motion brought up at the last BOD meeting: Burt Blitner moved and seconded by Abe Trachtenberg for COOCVE See COOCVE, pg 10-A
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The Mayor’s Message By JEAN ROBB, Mayor/ City of Deerfield Beach
ow that the election is over, it is time to settle down and move on to the City business that needs our email@example.com attention, but not before I take Editor-in-Chief BETTY SCHWARTZ the opportunity to thank all of those voters who participated Assistant to the Editor Toni Ponto in the last municipal election. Whether you voted for me Editorial Staff Sy Blum Toni Ponto Betty Schwartz or not, we have one thing in common; it is our love for the Activities Editor Sandy Parness City of Deerfield Beach and our hopes for the future. Production Christie Voss A matter of concern that has been brought to the atPhoto Journalists Sid Birns Jules Kesselman Fred Safran tention of the Commission is the manner in which the Advertising Consultants Susan Dove Estelle Sabsels eligibility to purchase beach parking was changed. These Office Staff Lori Benoit, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Carol Carr, changes will be considered at Susan Dove, Claire Eskind, Rhoda Jarmark, Estelle Kaufman, budget time, and it has been Sandy Parness, Toni Ponto, Shirley Ravich, Betty Schwartz, Estelle Sabsels suggested that those who are Staff Cartoonist Prepress Technician interested should leave their Alan G. Rifkin Christie Voss Official publication of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc., 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 421-5566 Fax: (954) 421-9269
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The CENTURY VILLAGE EAST REPORTER is published monthly and distributed, without charge, to the residents of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is published for the edification of said residents, and contains reports of the monthly meetings of the corporations, Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as news, bus and theater schedules, and contributed articles of current interest to the residents. The Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. a.k.a COOCVE, a not-for-profit corporation, its officers, directors, editors, staff, any committee people are not responsible for typographical errors or misrepresentations in any advertisements or article. They are not responsible and assume no liability for the content of, or any opinions expressed in, any contributed articles which represent the author’s own opinions and not necessarily the opinion of COOCVE. Acceptance of advertising for products or services in no way constitutes an official endorsement of the product. Information to contributors: The Reporter reserves the right to edit, accept and refuse articles in the interest of brevity, clarity and the appropriateness of subject matter. Residents are advised to check with the person they are hiring to be sure they are licensed and insured. Due to space limitations, the CVE Reporter reserves the right to limit the length of all Minutes submitted. Strict priority will be given to Motions, Actions taken, and Information disseminated at the Meetings. Full copies of the Minutes can be obtained from the relevant Committees. -BOD CVE Reporter, Inc.
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email address with the City Clerk. In this way, they will be notified of what changes are being considered. There are at least two areas that would be of concern
to the residents of Century Village. First is the planned addition to the Target store of 48,425 sq. ft. of retail space to be added to the east side of the existing Target building. The completed structure will contain a total of 241,364 sq. ft. The City has been notified that the Chevron Corporation will be closing two of its stations in Deerfield Beach. One is on South Federal Highway, while the other is in the 3500 block of West Hillsboro Blvd. No reason was given for the closure. My wish for those of you who will be traveling this summer is that you stay safe and healthy. Hurry back to us as soon as you can.
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.
mproving Century Village To the Editor: My suggestions to improve Century Village are: better, cleaner, less noisy transportation. If we are buying the golf course land, what are we planning for the near future and later? A bicycle path or route is necessary. We have plenty of space, land and Sherwin Williams has plenty of paint. The gym and main Clubhouse should be open at least by 6 a.m. and should close by 9 p.m. FRANK PROVENZANO Prescott A
VE Main Gate an Eyesore? To the Editor: First impressions are very important. Our front gate on Hillsboro Blvd. is an eyesore. It makes a terrible impres-
sion. When you visit other developments, their front entrances look so professional and welcoming. When is CVE going to fix up our main gate entrance? It is so shabby looking. It is pathetic looking. JACKIE FEDERMAN Richmond C
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Village Meeting Minutes
Joint COOCVE Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs - April 10, 2013 T
he Joint COOCVE Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs meeting of April 10, 2013 was called to order by COOCVE President Charlie Parness and Area Chair President Don Kaplan at 9:30 a.m. Minutes Joe Rubino moved and it was seconded to waive the reading of the March 13 meeting minutes. Since there were no corrections or additions, the minutes were approved and accepted unanimously by a show of hands. President’s Report - Charlie Parness Charlie discussed general liability insurance for COOCVE and stated that it is normally done at the BOD’s meeting but in the event there is not a quorum, he would like to approve it here
and then again at the April meeting. This policy would insure COOCVE officers, directors and volunteers. Joe Rubino moved and it was seconded, to approve the invoice from Beauchamp and McSpadden for general liability insurance to insure COOCVE officers, directors and volunteers in the amount of $836.03. Motion carried by a show of hands. Charlie stated that the next COOCVE BOD meeting is scheduled for April 16. Because he will not be able to attend, he asked the COOCVE Executive Committee to postpone the meeting until April 23. Don Kaplan moved and it was seconded, to approve the date change of the COOCVE BOD meeting from April 16 to April 23, 2013. Motion car-
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ried by a show of hands (Joe Rubino abstained). Charlie reminded the Directors that on April 23, they will be voting on the amendments to the bylaws which will indemnify COOCVE directors and volunteers. He stated that legal counsel will be present at the meeting. To fill a recent vacancy, Charlie announced the election of Ron Popp, COOCVE parliamentarian to the Reporter BOD. He also stated that the volunteers for the Reporter have had no insurance coverage and that the Reporter BOD is vying to get insurance for them. Charlie, Bob Gravatt and Don Kaplan will be assisting Cambridge, Islewood and Tilford in electing area chairpersons and are seeking volunteers to assist them in their efforts; Sylvia Smallwood from Tilford T volunteered. A Director asked when the meeting on March 15 will be available to residents. Charlie replied that it will be on the website shortly. Charlie introduced Charles Van Buskirk the Fire Safety Inspector in Deerfield Beach. Mr. Van Buskirk provided the Directors with information on the sprinkler systems and standpipes in the 4-story buildings. He stated that there have been no changes to the regulations and he stated that these systems should be inspected regularly, and they are not. Mr. Van Buskirk stated that the responsibility for inspections belongs to the building or their property manager. Mr. Parness concluded the COOCVE Executive Meeting and turned the meeting over to Mr. Don Kaplan, President of the Council for Area Chairs. After taking the roll call, Mr. Kaplan noted that a quorum was present. Rita asked everyone to continue to keep Joe Sachs in their prayers as he is home from the hospital and recuperating. Master Management - Sergio Purriños Sergio stated that he is currently handling administrative issues and is fixing the customer service process that MM has in place. Sergio reported that the irrigation project is on schedule and progressing very well. He reported that he is working on the transportation RFP and is continuing to meet with the current provider to improve the bus service for CVE. The dumpster project is continuing, as broken and worn out dumpsters are
replaced within CVE. Joe Rubino asked if Pat Murphy is back as the attorney for MM. Sergio replied that he has not officially returned as counsel for MM but is still the general counsel for COOCVE. Donna stated that Mr. Murphy is doing work for MM but there is no contract or agreement in place. She stated that it will be discussed at the MM meeting on Thursday, April 11. Joe Rubino stated that two years ago, he spoke to Maggie Huter from Comcast about having a dedicated phone line for CVE residents which has been printed in the Reporter. He recently called that number and it doesn’t work. Sergio replied that he would look into it. Marge Campbell reported that the sign entering the Ellesmere parking lot from Ventnor stating, “no right turn,” is worn and that there is a speeding problem in the area. A pedestrian was recently struck by a hit and run driver. Sergio replied that he will speak to Security and look into repairing the sign. Joe Saraceno asked again if something could be done about the pumping station between Harwood C and D; it is not adding to the aesthetic value of our property. Sergio replied that new landscaping will be planted shortly. Cee Baskin reported that there is a lot of garbage such as shopping carts at the entrance to the East Gate; what is being done? Sergio replied that he has a meeting with the City and County to discuss this issue and urged residents to contact the City Commissioner to complain about the area. Bernice Schmier asked if a bus stop is being added to the new Walgreens opening on Powerline Road. Sergio replied that he will look into it. Fran Stricoff stated that cvedb.com is a great website but the information is not updated. The meeting minutes are from 2011, the Area Chair list is not updated and the current events are from 2012. Sergio replied that they are working on updating the website. Donna Capobianco informed the Directors that a joint meeting between MM, COOCVE and Recreation will be held on April 30. She also urged residents to attend the MM Board meeting on Thursday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m. as there will be discussions on the golf course. Donna stated that according to Fairway Investors, the golf course will be closing on April 15.
A Director stated that along West Drive there are a number of damaged flexible posts which can be a trip hazard at night since the stumps are still in the ground. Sergio stated that he will look into the area. Recreation - Nancy Giordano Nancy stated that through Bay Management, the attorney for Recreation is Mr. Ben Solomon. She stated that the brochures for the summer theatre season are available in the Staff, Ticket and MM/ COOCVE offices. At the Recreation Committee meeting it was suggested to open up the summer show season to senior communities in the area. A motion was made and approved to accept the bid from Keyed Up Fencing to install the remaining fences at the pool houses over the summer. Nancy also announced that Rita Pickar will be implementing Pickle Ball at CVE. The tennis courts at Richmond will be closed in May for approximately four months. Plans are being reviewed with the architect for the expansion of the exercise facility; this project will begin in May. Recreation is also working with MM to implement irrigation at the pools; the first area will be Ventnor. Old Business - none New Business - none A motion to adjourn was made at 10:50 a.m. Submitted by, Don Kaplan and Charlie Parness
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Village Meeting Minutes
Master Management BOD - April 11, 2013 P
resident Donna Capobianco called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. on April 11, 2013. In attendance were: Donna Capobianco, Dan Glickman, Danielle LoBono, Bill Morse, Pierre Laliberté, Charles Lusthaus, Fred Rosenzveig and Ira Somerset. Absent: Gene Goldman. Open Mic Maureen Doherty: Over the past weekend the phone lines to Security were not working and Security was allowing visitors to enter the Village without checking or calling residents. Sergio stated that he would speak to Kent security and look into the matter. Minutes Donna asked for a motion to waive the reading and accept the following meeting minutes: Executive Session on February 27, 2013; Election of Officers on March 15, 2013; BOD Meeting on March 18, 2013; Executive Session on March 21, 2013 and the Executive Session on March 29, 2013. Fred Rosenzveig moved and it was seconded by Danielle LoBono to waive and accept the reading of the above mentioned meeting minutes. The motion carried unanimously by a show of hands. Treasurer’s Report – Bill Morse The CVE Master Management Financial Report was distributed to all Board members and discussed in detail by Bill Morse. For March, the Revenue was $980,658; Total Expenses were $946,203; Gross Profit was $34,454; Cash on Hand is $1,918,882; YTD Total Revenue is $2,938,269; YTD Expenses are $2,748,030; YTD Gross Profit is $190,238; Total Assets are $4,988,255; Total Liabilities are $3,755,950 and Total Equity is $1,232,304. Overdue Accounts Receivable from unit owners is $830,071. He discussed in detail the overdue Accounts Receivable with the Board. Bill distributed an analysis on the Accounts Receivable of $1,030,184. President’s Report – Donna Capobianco Executive Session Status: A decision was made not to argue a case against a previous employee’s ability to collect unemployment compensation. The previous Board made a decision in Executive Session, but did not report it publicly, to sever immediately all relationships with attorney Patrick Murphy. This action, taken by the previous Board, impacted current litigation issues causing the current Board to make emergency decisions and to take costly measures. Because of certain court proceedings and stipulations, the new attorney
would not be able to act on MM’s behalf if an immediate litigation proceeding arose, leaving MM dangerously exposed. No consideration was given to cost sharing and savings in ongoing litigation where both MM and COOCVE are jointly named. Approximately $250,000 in work was done by Mr. Murphy on collection/lien proceedings, which would have to be paid immediately. Mr. Murphy has existing knowledge of MM documents, suit background and preparedness while Goede, Adamczyk and DeBoest (GAD) would have to be brought up to speed. Two out of the five cases handled by Mr. Murphy have shown positive results. The Board determined that was in MM’s best interest to negotiate a contract with Mr. Murphy. Golf Course: A non-binding loan application was filed with the bank. The previous Board ordered an appraisal. This was unnecessary as part of the application process for commercial property, the bank always orders an appraisal. The relevance of the appraisal is related to use of the property, and our use would be green space for now, not to develop the property or even maintain it as a golf course at this time. The bank needed first to be educated on the relevance, or lack thereof, of appraisal value on which we have spent much time, hopefully successfully. The next critical step is to proceed with a non-binding Letter of Intent which states intention to purchase based on contingencies. Once contingencies are met, the next step would be the Purchase and Sale Agreement which stipulates a purchase price, closing date and a final commitment to proceed prior to closing. When a bulletin is sent regarding the status of the golf course, it is not a response mechanism; it is simply a notification to communicate to residents what the status is. Please do not reply to these bulletins as your reply will not be picked up. Insurance: The D&O policy has constraints due to the many suits against MM and COOCVE. There are named exempted parties, including Ross Gilson and Ventnor B. CVEMM has been denied coverage if any new suits are filed against CVEMM by the named exempted parties. This means that if a new suit is filed against CVEMM by named exempted parties, CVEMM has no coverage and must pay all expenses out of pocket. To minimize this exposure, each D&O can buy a personal
umbrella policy with specific coverage which states that you are a volunteer for a notfor-profit company. Donna moved and it was seconded by Danielle LoBono, for CVEMM to reimburse any Director who chooses up to $1,000 for proof of purchase of a personal umbrella policy specifically covering them as a volunteer for a not-for-profit company. After a detailed discussion including the strong indemnification in Master Management’s documents, the motion was defeated. Ventnor B: A letter was received by Ventnor B’s attorney stating that they do not want the irrigation installed on their property. Since MM has a responsibility to the unit owners with whom they have an agreement to be sure they understand the ramifications of their Board’s decision, that there would be no potable water to irrigate once the new irrigation system comes on line and there would be no irrigation supplied by MM. A letter was faxed and emailed to the registered agent, East Coast. A letter was also sent via Federal Express to all members of the Ventnor B Board, and none were accepted. Registered letters were also sent to all owners and only four were received. Ventnor B has until April 22 to respond if they wish to be included in the irrigation system at no additional cost. After April 22, all costs to join into the system would be borne by Ventnor B. Committees: There is currently one committee and that is Insurance. Donna stated that many things handled by committees and volunteers were ongoing administrative functions and should be handled by employees who would be accountable for doing the job. If there is a need to appoint a committee, the specific task would be put in writing with a reasonable timeframe to accomplish it. Joint Planning: Donna announced that COOCVE, Recreation and MM will hold its first joint planning meeting on April 30. These meetings will be held quarterly or more often if needed. Executive Director - Sergio Purriños Customer Service: Sergio stated that he is working on improving the customer service experience that many residents have with MM. When inquiries are received, we will be addressing them immediately and provide feedback to the resident. Business Development Plan: Sergio stated that he is working on a Business Development Plan for the Board.
Irrigation: Working jointly with Recreation to incorporate the satellite pool areas into the irrigation project. Transportation: Continue to address issues with the current bus provider. Working on the transportation RFP (request for proposal) as the current contract expires on December 31, 2013. Solid Waste: Continuing to work with the City to replace damaged dumpsters in CVE. There is a schedule to replace single-stream recycling bins. Old Business - none New Business - none Fred Rosenzveig moved and it was seconded by Charles Lusthaus, to approve a Letter of Intent between CVE and Fairway Investors. Motion carried unanimously by a show of hands. Charles Lusthaus moved and it was seconded by Pierre Laliberté, to approve upon signed Letter of Intent by Fairway Investors, Phase I Environmental study for $3,000. Motion carried unanimously by a show of hands. Ira Somerset moved and it was seconded by Fred Rosenzveig, to approve upon Letter of Intent signed by Fairway Investors, the Property Purchase Survey for no more than $7,500. Donna stated that this is a survey asking 8,508 unit owners of CVE if they want MM to purchase the golf course property. Donna stated that residents can either drop off completed surveys in the Staff Office, MM Office or email it to a specific email address. Dan asked Donna to read the survey to the Board: April 2013 PROPERTY PURCHASE SURVEY Your Board of Directors of CVE Master Management Company, Inc. is currently negotiating to purchase the privatelyowned golf course property that runs through the center of our Village. We are doing so because of the overwhelming vote from both the owners/Area Chairs and owners/Directors of COOCVE on the resolution sent to us asking: “CVE Master Management Co. Inc., Board of Directors to do everything in their power to immediately begin negotiations to purchase the golf course property in order to control our destiny and secure our future.” The consensus being it is in the best interest of all CVE owners to own the property, control both our destiny and access into our gated community and end the threat of private development in the middle of our Village. We highly respect COOCVE’s request. Along with that important input, we wish to give all of you, our owners, the opportunity to voice your opinion on this very important undertaking. Please respond to the question below
and return it to Master Management in the self-addressed envelope before May 31, 2013. If we do not receive your response by end of business May 31, we will consider this an affirmative vote. Your response is very important to us and we thank you for participating. Sincerely, Donna Capobianco President, CVE Master Management Co., Inc. Do you agree CVE Master Management Co. Inc., Board of Directors should do everything in its power to purchase the golf course property on your behalf? Please check only one. YES ___ NO ___ Your name and CVE Address is required. Unit Owner Name _______________ CVE Address ______________ Please return your survey response in any manner listed below BEFORE MAY 31, 2013. Drop off: Staff Office in Clubhouse or Master Management/ COOCVE Office FAX to: 954-421-9269 Scan and Email to:PROPERTYSURVEY@cvedb. com Mail to: CVE Master Management Company, Inc; 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Dan asked for a friendly amendment asking to remove the following sentence: “If we do not receive your response by end of business May 15, we will consider this an affirmative vote.” Donna replied that the sentence was put in by the attorney. Ira replied that his motion was only for the mechanics of the mailing and not for the wording, so he will not modify his motion. Danielle asked who is monitoring the responses. Donna replied that we will have to hire temporary help. Many Directors stated that they need clarification as to why legal counsel added that sentence. Donna suggested that they amend the motion as follows: Ira Somerset moved and it was seconded by Fred Rosenzveig, to approve, upon Letter of Intent signed by Fairway Investors, the Property Purchase Survey for no more than $7,500. Pending clarification on the following sentence by the attorney and approval by the MM Board: “If we do not receive your response by end of business May 15, we will consider this an affirmative vote”. Motion carried unanimously by a show of hands. Donna Capobianco moved and it was seconded by Bill Morse, to approve a general council contract with Patrick Murphy. After a discussion, the motion carried 6:1 (No Vote: Dan; Ira abstained) A discussion was brought See MASTER, pg 10-A
Village Meeting Minutes
COOCVE Recreation Committee - April 9, 2013 I
n attendance: Shelly Baskin, Nancy Giordano, Don Kaplan, Rita Pickar, Susan Dove; Absent: Susan Hanley, Representing Bay Management: Fred Studdard and Kim Whittemore The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence at 9:30 a.m. Minutes: Rita moved and Shelly seconded to waive and accept the minutes from the March 12 meeting. The motion carried unanimously. Correspondence: Nancy received correspondence from Stan Kornfeld, Durham X stating that he would like to have a flow chart of the responsibilities for all the committees published in the Reporter. He also mentioned that as a lap swimmer, he has requested MM several times for them to post signs or markers at the Richmond and Clubhouse pools indicating the length and width of the pool. He would like one or two lap swimming lanes created with detachable floating lane markers, lines painted on the surface of the pool, signs posted with dates and times for lap swimming and flags at each end of the pool for the safety of backstroke swimmers. Nancy replied that the request should not have gone to MM; it should have been sent to the Recreation Committee and they will handle this request. Presidents Report: Nancy reminded residents that when their guests are using Recreation facilities, residents are responsible for their behavior and to make
sure that they are abiding by the rules and regulations. Please remind them to be courteous and respectful to residents and that there is no smoking on recreation property and no eating at any of the pools. If guests are breaking the rules, residents should first call security and they will have them removed. They should also inform Kim Whittemore in the Staff Office, so that a letter can be written to the unit owner stating that their recreational privileges will be suspended for 30 days or longer if there is a second offense. Nancy announced that the Committee is in the process of reviewing applicants to fill the resignation of Donna Capobianco. Within the next several weeks, a replacement will be announced who will serve through December 31, 2013. Nancy also stated that the brochures for the summer season are now available at the ticket office, Staff Office and the MM/COOCVE offices for residents to pick up. Bay Management Reports: - Kim Whittemore/Fred Studdard Cupola: The cupola has passed the final inspection. Pools: Richmond: The screens in the bathrooms at the Richmond pool have been removed, refinished and reinstalled. The steps have been re-built and the electrical outlet was replaced in the pump house. Shelly Baskin provided the Board with an overview on the inspection process at the satellite pools. Shelly mentioned that he has been inspecting two to three
pools per week with Fred and the supervisor from Glow. Whatever they find, it is being corrected and/or cleaned. Newport: Vandalism has been ongoing as the tops of toilets have been stolen as well as additional plumbing costs due to towels being stuffed into the toilets. Since surveillance cameras were installed, the vandalism has stopped. Lyndhurst South: The storage area has been cleaned and two lollipop lights have been repaired at both Lyndhurst South and Upminster. Oakridge: The pool pump and impeller were replaced. Kim reported that the summer pool maintenance schedule will be provided to the Committee by Friday, April 12. Ventnor: A handicapped toilet seat was replaced which was stolen at the Ventnor pool. Tennis: The water fountain was repaired at Richmond. Tilford: Kim stated that MM has requested Recreation provide the cleaning and chemicals for the Tilford pool at a cost of $275. After a discussion, Rita moved and Susan seconded for Recreation to supply and disperse chemicals for the daily maintenance of the Tilford pool. Motion carried unanimously. International Library: The phone is scheduled to be installed on May 22 and the water fountain has been replaced. Upminster: The light pole across from the real estate office has been repaired. Clubhouse: Insurance paid for new landscaping at the Clubhouse from a car running over the island in the parking
Utility Location Flags and Ground Markings Sunshine Locators, the City of Deerfield Beach and Treasure Coast Irrigation, LLC are flagging underground utilities (water,
sewer, electric power, cable TV, etc.) around the Village ahead of the excavations for the new irrigation system. DO NOT REMOVE, MOVE OR TAMPER with utility location flags on or around your property. Tampering with, moving or removing utility location flags is a felony punishable by law and could also result in loss of service to your building or unit. Mowing crews have been made aware of the location flags and ground paintings and have been instructed not to disturb them.
lot and damaging the plants. A broken water valve was repaired in the indoor fountain; a storage cabinet was also created for the stained glass artwork. A four foot alligator was removed and relocated from the Clubhouse lake. Irrigation: Freddie is now attending MM irrigation meetings and is waiting for a contract from MM to implement the irrigation system on all of the recreation pool property. Once the contract is received and approved they will begin at the Ventnor pool. Fence Bids: Nancy stated that at the last meeting the fence bids that were received could not be compared fairly, as they all contained different information. Kim provided the Committee with a comparison chart containing three fence bids for their approval. They were: Home Arts Design Florida for $58,100; Bell & Son Fence Company for $52,775 and Keyed Up Fence for $55,807. Fences are needed at Westbury, Richmond, Oakridge, Newport, Upminster and Lyndhurst. Rita asked for an update on the handicapped gates. Freddie stated that he was unable to locate them. After a discussion, Nancy moved and Don seconded to accept the bid from Keyed up Fence in the amount of $55,807. Motion carried unanimously. Maintenance: The entire maintenance team is now certified to repair pumps. Bus Depot: Kim stated that the water fountain at the bus depot has been broken for a while. After looking into it, it was realized that a pipe was broken due to the irrigation. MM will be repairing the
pipe and it will be working again this week. Rita stated that several months ago, it was requested that a light be installed under the awning for night arrivals at the bus depot. Freddie replied that it was not installed and will look into having it done. Lyndhurst North: A crosswalk is being added to the North side of the pool area. Don stated that when Lyndhurst I building switched from Seacrest to East Coast, they found that there were 11 spots near the “G” building which belonged to Lyndhurst I. Lyndhurst I will have these spots painted yellow for guests and label them Lyndhurst I but will allow residents to use these spots when they go to the pool. Old Business: The tennis courts at Richmond will be closed for approximately four months beginning the first week in May. During this process, the pavers will also be repaired at the Richmond pool. Nancy recently visited the Berkshire pool due to a resident complaint that there was flooding in the shower/ bathroom areas; no issues or problems were found. Rita stated that the showers at the pool are for rinsing off and not a replacement of your personal bathroom facilities. New Business: Rita announced that there was a request to bring Pickle Ball to CVE and the Committee will be investing in equipment and hosting clinics at CVE. Rita stated that two courts can fit on the dance floor as well as the NewSee RECREATION, pg 10-A
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now is around $101. Fifty dollars ($50) of that approximate $101 is rent and will not change until the lease ends at the end of 2019. We pay this rent every month to the property owners (currently Holrod Corporation) just to use these facilities. The other $51 dollars a month of the $101 is the operating budget which covers all of the costs to run the property, including Bay Management Company’s management fee, insurance, all employees’ wages and benefits, the care and upkeep of the recreation facilities (Theatre, Clubhouse, pools, tennis courts, etc.). So if we just look at the $50 monthly fixed rent we all pay today, all 8,508 unit owners pay RENT (covers nothing) every year to Holrod of about $5 million ($50 x 12 x 8508). By contract, in all our documents, we have paid this lease/rent since buying our unit and will continue to pay this rent every year until we sell or until the end of the lease in 2019, whichever comes first. So let’s compare: 2013 to 2019 unit pays $4,200 year ($50 mo. x 12 mos. x 7 yrs.) RENT for use of recreation property. TOTAL COST 8,508 units – $35 million ($5 million paid every year for the next seven years) 2014 to 2020 unit pays maximum $1,200 ($10 mo. x
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up about dogs in CVE. Donna asked Sergio to discuss with legal counsel our current policy, enforcement capabilities and to speak with Kent Security on how they are currently handling these issues and their experiences in
12 mos. x 10 yrs. max) to purchase golf course property. TOTAL COST 8,508 units – $5.5 million plus interest paid over 7 to 10 yrs. Worst case: If you own in CVE for the next 10 years, you would pay a maximum of $1,200 or $120 a year to OWN an equal share of the 86 acres of land that runs through the middle of CVE. This purchase will end the threat of the property being left to deteriorate like the golf courses nearby in Crystal Lake and Boca, or commercial development right inside our Village, as is happening in other communities. We will also be able to maintain the perimeter fence, assuring that we remain a gated community. We will control our own destiny, secure the entry into our gated community, contribute to keeping our property values up and so much more. This is why we believe our COOCVE representatives overwhelmingly voted as they did and sent CVEMM the request to negotiate for the purchase of the golf course property. You will find a ballot printed in this Reporter edition on page 14-A. If you have not already submitted your ballot, please cut it out and use it to vote today. Please tell us if you agree we should act on behalf of all owners in CVE and try to accomplish this task. We greatly appreciate your participation.
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to purchase a $10M umbrella to cover all Directors and Alternate Directors. Charlie stated that an umbrella policy is a policy on top of an existing one and would cover the same exclusions. So, he would need an amendment adding a dollar amount; otherwise he would have to rule it out of order. Joe Rubino suggested that this be referred to the Insurance Committee and to discuss it at the November/December meeting when a large majority of the Directors are present. Bernie Parness moved and seconded by Harry Chizeck to table the motion to a later date so that additional information can be obtained including the price. The motion carried by
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port court. These courts are movable, not permanent, and easy to erect. Please note that the towing signs are back up on Recreation property. Weight Room: Nancy stated that originally the Committee was getting bids to enlarge the weight room. The Committee has now decided to combine the cardio and weight rooms and is waiting for a proposal from the
a show of hands. New Business: Arlene Roth moved and seconded by Danielle LoBono to adopt the amendment to the bylaws for COOCVE. Mr. Patrick Murphy, legal counsel, discussed the amendment in detail with the Directors and stated that this protection is for the officers, directors, employees and volunteers of the Corporation. Mel Schmier stated that further clarification and work is needed to be done on the amendment to the bylaws. After a detailed discussion, Mel Schmier moved and it was seconded by Bernie Parness to table this motion. The motion carried by a voice vote. Several Directors wanted to continue
the discussion on the tabled motion. Charlie then asked the Directors to re-vote on the tabled motion; a voice vote was again taken and the motion carried. Charlie then stated that since the motion to table was carried there would be no further discussion. During the open mic, Bernie Parness moved and it was seconded by a Director to remove Mr. Murphy as the COOCVE attorney. Charlie Parness ruled the motion out of order stating that motions are not allowed during open mic. The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m. Respectfully Submitted, Charles Parness President
architect. Theatre: Rita stated that during the summer, it is very hard to fill the theatre and suggested that tickets be sold to neighboring senior communities. The Committee liked the idea and will take it under advisement. Nancy mentioned that she has been in contact with Bonnie’s Bites to provide refreshments during the summer after the shows. Announcements: Executive/Area Chair Meet-
ing will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center - Room B. MM Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center Room A COOCVE Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. in the Party Room. A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 10:32 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Giordano
dealing with them. Announcements: The next meeting is scheduled for May 16, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. Motion to adjourn was made at 11:20 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Donna Capobianco
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President: Rita Pickar Vice Pres: Gene Goldman Secretary: Toni Ponto Treasurer: Bernice Schmier Board: Don Kaplan Betty Schwartz Ron Popp
COOCVE Appointed Committee Members for 2013 2013 COOCVE APPOINTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS ADVISORY Charles Parness - Chair Maureen Doherty Joe Rudnick Rhonda Pitone AUDIT Al Bakelman Norman Bloom BUDGET & FINANCE Arlene Roth - Chair Danielle LoBono Gloria Olmstead Bernice Schmier BY-LAWS Charles Parness, Acting Chair Fran Stricoff Marjorie Campbell Rhonda Pitone Gene Goldman Rita Pickar
CONTRACT NEGOTIATION Ron Popp - Chair Felicia Prince
CIVIC & CULTURAL Nancy Giordano - Chair Carol Carr Danielle LoBono Rita Pickar Sue Popp Arlene Roth Myriam Sachs Bernice Schmier GRIEVANCE Joseph Sachs
INSURANCE Dick Ciocca
OFFICERS' AND DIRECTOR'S MANUAL Gene Goldman - Chair Carol Carr
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Why Is MM Involved in Purchasing Golf Course Property? By DONNA CAPOBIANCO
ithin CVE are 253 condominium associations. Because they are all separate and do not individually have the buying power needed for a large purchase like this, COOCVE, via an overwhelming vote of association members, asked Master Management to negotiate to purchase the golf course property. Master Management is the only single entity that has a contract with 8,508 unit owners that is not owned by an outside concern like the
Recreation Property owned by Holrod Corporation. Master Management has the ability to make purchases, negotiate loans, charge fees, maintain a property of this size, etc. for the benefit of all our 8,508 members. So it makes sense for COOCVE to turn to Master Management to try to make this purchase happen. Master Management is not an association and our documents clearly state in our Articles of Incorporation CVEMM, Article VI – Powers: (3) This corporation shall have all of the common law
and statutory powers of a corporation organized under the Florida Corporations Not For Profit Act and any other powers granted under the Florida Statutes to such corporations. Florida statute 617 (SS 617.0302) Corporate powers — Every corporation not for profit organized under this chapter, unless otherwise provided in its articles of incorporation or bylaws, shall have power to: (9) Purchase, take, receive, lease, take by gift, devise, or bequest, or otherwise
acquire, own, hold, improve, use, or otherwise deal in and with real or personal property, or any interest therein, wherever situated. (11) Sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, transfer, or otherwise dispose of all or any part of its property and assets. Although it does not appear to be required, our Board wishes, before we take any binding steps toward this purchase, to know how our members feel about our proceeding. To obtain this, a voting ballot went via email to
those registered on CVEDB. com (about 2,700), by direct mail to all 8,508 unit owners (should arrive by April 24th) and we placed all information we have to-date and the ballot on CVEDB.com and in this month’s Reporter. Information appears on page 1-A and the ballot appears on page 14-A. If the board of Master Management, with input from its members, decides to proceed, we will do so to the best of our ability. At this time there is no plan to do anything other than maintaining the property as open space.
Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions By MEREDITH HARRIS
dministration/Bay Management Office What type of attire is permitted at the dances held in the Party Room? Shorts and skorts will not be considered appropriate attire and will not be permitted for the Party Room dances. Residents wearing trousers, slacks, skirts or dresses will be welcome. Where can I acquire a monthly budget? The Bay Management Administration Office. Staff Office When the other offices are closed, can I get IDs and pay my recreation fee at the Staff/ Information Office? No, only guest IDs can be
purchased in the Staff/Information Office after regular business hours. Permanent IDs, payments and account questions have to be addressed in the appropriate office Monday through Friday (excluding holidays and unusual occurrences). Staff/ Info Office can provide office hours for ID & Bay Management/Administration. ID Department Does Security have the right to confiscate my ID? Per Recreation Rules and Regulations Security is authorized to confiscate all ID cards and passes for the following reasons: • Inappropriate behavior and/or violation of CVE and Clubhouse/Recreation Rules
• Expired, loaned or copied passes • No weapons of any kind allowed on Recreation Property Theater I have seen people eating in the Theater during movies and shows. Is this allowed? Absolutely NOT! There is no eating anywhere in the Clubhouse, with the exception of scheduled activities in the Party Room. Bringing snacks, candy, etc. into the Theater is not only disturbing to other residents attending but will also cause insect and rodent problems. Athletic Department What is the protocol for keeping the athletic equipment sanitary? In an effort to keep the exercise area and equipment as sanitary as possible, you are requested to wipe down/clean the equipment after each use. Paper towels, cleansing spray and disinfect-
ing wipes are available for your use. Recreation Maintenance How do we report maintenance issues encountered at the pools? Any maintenance issues should be reported to the Staff/Information Office located on the ground floor in the Clubhouse, or you can call them at 954-428-6892, option 2. The staff will write up a work order and pass it on to the Maintenance Department. Class Office Season is over; are there any classes available in the off-season? Although the Season (which runs from November 1 through March 31) is over, classes are still offered during the off-season. Even though many of our instructors are snowbirds, we still have enough instructors available to offer a limited number of classes during the summer. Please pick up a class flyer in the Class Office if you are
interested in the summer session. Class registration remains open through the entire session. 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, show and movie schedules are posted on our website
Low and Normal Vision Book Club The JBI Library and the Talking Book Library can provide free audio books and the Broward County Library, written books, for normal vision individuals. Come and join the Century Village East book discussion group open to all, which meets every second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Clubhouse in Music Room B. All low-vision participants will receive the same audio book prior to our meeting and others will receive guidance as to how to request the book from the public library. For information, please call 954-689-0207 or 954-360-9074.
TEMPLE B'NAI SHALOM Temple B'nai Shalom is a Reform Temple and services are conducted in our Activity Center. We are fortunate that our services are conducted by Rabbi Alton Winters and Cantor Gary Sherman.
Join us for Friday Night Services and enjoy our Oneg afterwards. At our Passover Seder this year we had over 200 guests attending, and a similar number at our Holocaust Memorial Service.
We encourage all our visitors to become members of this vibrant congregation. d 9 7-8 x 7 7-8-24_ad 9 7-8 xCompared 7 7-8-18.qxd 11/3/2011 AM Page 1 to 10:28 other religious entities in the area, our membership dues are the lowest. In addition, our dues include tickets for the High Holy Days - no extra cost.
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pril has been a busy month at Master Management Co. Inc. Golf Course Update: Due diligence and bank discussions regarding the golf course property continues. Updates are provided regularly via CVEDB.com. If you have not registered on CVEDB.com, please do so if you wish to receive important news and these golf course property bulletins. Comcast: Although we have contacted other carriers to see what they would offer, contract discussions continue with Comcast. Transportation: The current contract with Quality Transport ends January 1, 2014. We are finalizing the Request for Proposals (RFP) with the intention of letting it out very shortly. Other transportation service providers as well as our current one will have the opportunity to bid. Other concerns such as bus fumes, cleanliness, maintenance
and scheduling are being looked at and addressed on a daily basis. Irrigation: By the end of March, we were seventy weeks into the project. At this point, there are a total of forty two zones fully operational and computerized. These zones are currently watered every Thursday and Sunday at 12:01 a.m., but these watering schedules are subject to change as more zones come on line. The turf in these areas is starting to look very lush and healthy. The Tilford area zones are completed. The lateral work, flushing and the placement of sprinkler heads continues right on schedule. Pump station #3 is about 80% complete with the electric wiring. FPL has been responsive and cooperated to keep us on schedule. We will be installing the pump station #3 pumps shortly. This will complete the pump stations for the irrigation project. If there are any questions, please contact me. Plant-
ings around pump station #1 will be installed by mid-
May. Final arrangements are being made to include Recreation pool areas as part of our irrigation system. For questions about our new irrigation system, please contact Walter Magenheim at 952-5566, extension 223. Security: The month of March has been mostly quiet for Kent Security, which is a good thing. Personal injuries were among the top types of incidents reported. Kent Security has been having problems with the security
system, barcodes, connectivity and such, but we are all working hard to rectify these issues. Our patrol vehicles will soon be equipped with access systems in the vehicles to better serve the community. The rover will be able to run vehicle tags and run resident searches right from their patrol vehicles. Crime is at its lowest in the Village. Always remember that if you see anything that seems out of the normal, report it to security.
John Dimaio has been promoted to Assistant Director.
Mandy Richardson has been promoted to Operations.
Promotions for this month:
Androuge Augustin has been COOCVE / CVEMM promoted to Lieutenant.
Meetings JULY - DECEMBER
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Thursday (5 days before COOCVE Board of Directors.)
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Condo News Advance Season Brochure Envelope ENVELOPE FOR ADVANCE SEASON BROCHURE AVAILABLE NOW The Ticket Office now has the envelope used for Advance Season Ticket purchases available at the box office windows. Please bring $2.00 (exact change) to the Ticket Office to purchase your envelope (no postage required). Place your mailing address on the envelope and turn in to the box office. When the brochure is available for distribution it will be mailed to you.
Deadline for all Ads and Articles for CVE Reporter the third Wednesday of the month for the following month's issue. All written material must be signed with name clearly legible. No unsigned or anonymous material will be considered for publication. We reserve the right to edit letters for spelling, grammar, news style, good taste and for space available.
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Hurricane Preparedness By CHARLES K. PARNESS, President/ COOCVE Hurricane coming – what do you do? Stay calm Secure your home Gather supplies Tell family/friends and neighbors where you are staying Remember: Hope for the best; prepare for the worst! 1) What to do before a hurricane? A) Early warning First, what is the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning? Simply this, a hurricane watch means the hurricane may hit your area within 24 to 36 hours, while a hurricane warning means it is likely to hit your area within 24 hours. When a hurricane watch or warning is issued: 1) Listen to the recommended radio stations for information and instructions. Radio stations with a 24 hour warning system: AM WFTL 1400, WRBD 1470 FM WKIS 99.9; WAXY 105.9. Hurricane information can also be obtained from: BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION PHONE: 954-831-3900 2) If your porch is screened, remove all furniture or loose objects. They could be damaged or become missiles causing even more damage. If you have chairs or other items outside your apartment, get them inside if possible. If the furniture on your screened terrace is too large to move, protect it with plastic sheets or tarps. B) What to do before the hurricane strikes: Whether you stay at home or not, be sure you have some cash on hand. If the hurricane knocks out the power, it would disable ATMs, disrupt or halt banking services and the use of credit or debit cards. You will need it to buy gas, food, supplies and medication. i) Staying at home – make sure that you have: A week or more supply of medication A stocked First Aid Kit An adequate supply of food that will not spoil, canned goods (a hand canopener) and bottled drinking water. See Supply Check List A full tank of gas in your car Set your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting Usually the water supply will not be interrupted, but to stay on the safe side, fill your bathtub with water. Unless you make a great effort to totally disinfect the bathtub, be on the safe side and only use it to flush your toilet. Also purchase extra bottles of drinking water and/or fill clean containers with drink-
ing water. Close all your windows (and storm shutters if you have them.) C) In the probability that you will lose electricity, from 5 to 10 days before it is restored: Make sure you have working flashlights and a good supply of batteries. Supplement this with battery lanterns which are easier to read by. A battery operated radio is also recommended. In addition to providing information, it can lessen the tension during the hurricane and its aftermath. You might also consider getting some small battery operated fans. After all, we are in Florida. ii) If you leave your home for another apartment or shelter, we suggest you set the circuit breakers to the off position. Make sure your building officers know where you will be. iii) The Clubhouse is NOT a hurricane shelter and will be closed. iv) Mass Transit – buses will continue to run as long as the authorities deem it safe. v) Our mini-buses will continue to operate for four (4) hours after the hurricane warning is issued, or until it is obvious that there are no more riders. At that time, the mini-bus service will be discontinued. For any questions, call 954-791-2505 or 954-695-7777. vi) Special Needs Shelters If you have certain medical problems, you may require a Special Needs Shelter, but you must pre-register for it. You may need to complete the form with your doctor or health care professional. Details can be obtained from the county Emergency Management office or call Elder Hotline at 1-800-963-5337. You must bring all your medical supplies and equipment to the shelter and be accompanied by your caregiver. You might need to bring a sleeping bag or folding cot. vii) Assuming you will be without electrical power, and it poses a health problem for you or a fellow resident, you can make arrangements for special assistance with Broward County by calling 954-357-6402. viii) If your loved one(s) suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24-hour help line at 1-800-272-3900 or their Safe Return number 1-888-572-8566. These are tollfree numbers. Make sure they have an identification bracelet or a Safe Return bracelet. If you cannot obtain one, then create a handmade one with name, telephone number and address on it. ix) If you are frail or handi-
capped and cannot board our mini-buses you might call Broward County Special Services Shelter at 954-537-2888. x) If you live alone, try to join with a neighbor and share the same apartment during and after the hurricane. Again, let your building officers know where you are. If you know of a neighbor who is alone, immediately after the hurricane, contact them. They may need assistance and even if they don’t, your call will be most welcome. 3) What to do during the hurricane. Go to the safest area in your apartment. Stay indoors until the all clear is given. Stay away from all windows during the storm, and keep them closed. Do not use tap water; it may be unsafe. If you remain at home during the hurricane, turn off all appliances except lights which will reduce the chance of overloading circuits when the power is restored. Always assume you will be without power for some time. 4) What to do after the hurricane has ended. Do not be fooled by an apparent end to a hurricane. There could be a period of calm for up to an hour, after which high winds will again occur, sometime from a different direction. Stay where you are, and be safe. If no damage has occurred, maintenance personnel will turn on the utilities and check to see they are operating properly. When it is deemed safe, the Clubhouse will be reopened. If you now need emergency care and do not have a working telephone, hang a brightly colored sheet (not white) on the catwalk rail or from the top of your door. Never touch fallen or lowhanging wires under any circumstance. Stay away from puddles having fallen wires in or near them. Beware of weakened roads and bridges. Watch out for tree limbs and porches that may collapse. Listen to local radio stations. Unless you hear that the water is safe, boil all tap water for drinking and cooking. When the hurricane is over, but power has not been restored: If you have emergency cooking facilities such as propane stoves, do not use them indoors. Move it to a catwalk, sidewalk or any safe outdoor area. If you use it indoors, in addition to the danger of fire, a poorly ventilated propane stove can emit dangerous fumes. If you have a workable phone, call the police or utility immediately to report hazards. This could include downed power lines, broken
gas or water mains, or overturned or leaking gas tanks. After a hurricane, phone lines should be reserved for emergencies. Do not clog phone lines to report interruptions in gas, electric, water or phone service. They know it. Just a comment on phones– many residents use cell phones or electric base phones in their apartments. These are fine except that they all use electricity. The best plan (if you can do so) is to have at least one land-line phone in your home that does not rely on electricity to operate. The utilities know where and to what extent these outages are. FPL’s restoration priorities are first to repair damage to their facilities that produce power and their main transmission lines. Then they target restoring power to critical services such as hospitals, fire and police stations. Their final focus is on individual customers, but they will first try to restore power to the greatest number of customers. Every hurricane is different, but during the last hurricane, many CVE residents were without electrical power for nine days, and one or two buildings for even longer. Another word of caution: if you are keeping food cool using bags of ice, do not immediately discard the ice. When the electricity is restored, your troubles may not be over. It is not uncommon for transformers, other equipment or electrical lines to fail once again depriving you of electrical power for a few minutes or an entire day. After the power is restored, check your food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out. The last hurricane left many roads and trolley routes blocked. After the hurricane is over, mini-bus service cannot be back to full schedule until these roads are cleared. Supply Check List Food/Water & Related Items Plan on a 5 – 7 day supply Non-perishable foods: ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables; canned/ bottled beverages; dry goods such as crackers. Drinking water – at least one gallon per person, per day Soaps & detergents Disposable eating utensils (avoid wasting water washing dishes) Paper towels and tissues; extra trash bags Personal Products Toilet tissue; adult diapers (if necessary) Toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorants Medication – at least a two week supply Protective Equipment First Aid Kit Bleach (for disinfectant purposes) Other Supplies Matches (waterproof container) Tarps or plastic sheeting
Extra batteries (various sizes to match radio, lantern needs) Battery operated fan File of Life This is useful any time, but may be even more important during a hurricane crisis. The File of Life is a list of life-saving information to be read by emergency personnel, when they are attending you or your spouse. The list is usually posted on your refrigerator. It will assist the Broward County emergency teams or fire rescue units in providing quick and correct treatment. There is no charge to obtain the File of Life for Broward County residents, and it is provided by the North Broward Hospital in cooperation with TRIAD. For the free File of Life or more information, call Health Line at 954-759-7400. Additional Tips – During and after the Hurricane Do not use sterno for cooking. It cannot cook food, and is not recommended as a hurricane item you should have. Do not use anything flammable. Avoid using candles. They can tip and have caused fires. Lanterns and flashlights are so much safer. Avoid stocking up on foods that spoil. Never listen to rumors. During the hurricane, keep windows closed. If you have drapes, curtains or blinds, keep them closed. Immediately after the hurricane, it is only human to want to go out and see what was damaged and what was left untouched. Please stay indoors. Following or during a hurricane lull, there are damaged branches and roofing materials everywhere which could tear loose at anytime and make you a victim rather that a survivor. Don’t wait until the last moment to get your supplies or medication. Many stores will have closed early or may have run out of the supplies that you need. This also applies to getting gas. While more gas stations now have small generators to operate their pumps, do not take a chance and get this done as soon as possible. Avoid long lines and visitations to gas stations that have run out of gas. Preserve the cold in your refrigerator as long as possible by not opening the door unnecessarily. Before you lose electricity, set your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest settings. If you have a freezer, either separate or within a refrigerator, keep it filled. A full freezer stays colder longer. A general rule – DON’T GET CAUGHT SHORT! Millions of people survive hurricanes by using their heads, planning what has to be done, and doing it. You too will be a survivor.
“Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisals” Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions…
heck Homestead Status of the Deceased Dear Lori: Our mother passed in 2011 and my sister resided at the property with her and continues to do so. The property is still in probate. We were shocked to receive notice of a tax lien and back tax for 2012. We didn’t realize we needed to notify you of her passing and cancel the Homestead Exemption for the property. S.W., Deerfield Beach, FL Each year our office mails a Homestead Renewal Notice and “change-card” to all Homesteaded properties.
This card allows property owners to notify the Property Appraiser of any change of property use or ownership status. If anyone named on the Homestead Exemption has died, you must report it to our office to avoid potential penalties. The Homestead Exemption of a deceased person must be removed in the year immediately following the individual’s passing. Homestead Exemptions do not transfer to family members and do not remain with the property after the Homesteaded owner dies.
Failure to report the death of a Homesteaded owner or Homesteaded trust beneficiary may result in a costly back tax lien, plus penalties and interest, for continuing to
improperly receive the benefits of the expired exemption. State law allows for a back tax for as many as ten years, plus payment of substantial penalty and annual interest (50% of the unpaid taxes for each year and pay interest at a rate of 15% per year). If you are a surviving spouse or otherwise believe you are entitled to an exemption, you must file your own application to receive the benefit. If you have any questions relating to the death of the owner or need assistance in filing for Homestead, please visit our website at www.bcpa.net or contact our
The Family of Temple B’Nai Shalom Requests the honor of your presence on the high holy days. Conducted by: Rabbi Alton Winters ~ Cantor Gary Sherman Rosh Hashanah September 4th at 8 p.m. September 5th at 10 a.m. September 6th at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur September 13th - Kol Nidre Service - 8 p.m. September 14th - Regular Service - 10 a.m. Afternoon Service - 3 p.m. Yiskor Service - open to all - 4 p.m. Tickets are only $75pp Why eat alone? Join us after service September 14 for a break-fast and bring friends and family Call Sandy Schmier 954-428-8231
or Helen Baumann 954-426-2532
Customer Service Department at 954.357.6830. If you know of anyone claiming Homestead Exemption on a property which is rented, vacant or merely a vacation home, we urge you to contact the investigators in our Department of Professional Standards and Compliance at 954.357.6900 or http://
www.bcpa.net/fraudform. asp and we’ll check it out.
You are free to provide your contact information or remain completely anonymous when reporting potentially fraudulent activity to our office. Once potential fraud is reported, our office will fully investigate each tip Sincerely, Lori Parrish, CFA If you have a question for Lori, please email her at lori@ bcpa.net or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
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From the Commissioner
By RICHARD ROSENZWEIG, Commissioner District 3
want to begin by thanking everyone that made it out to one of our District 3 meetings held this past month. I hope that by arranging these successive sessions, more of our community is able to attend and participate. I cannot stress enough that your input is what makes this district and city successful. Please continue to show your support and come out to share your
also find other crucial city subscriptions such as Public Meetings or Beach Parking Sticker Updates. I want to also remind everyone that Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day. As a US Naval Veteran, I personally know the great dedication the men and women in the armed services have for their country and its citizens. It is so important that we take the time to recognize this
voice. I will always do my best to provide the forum for that voice to be heard. Residents can also stay informed with the most up-todate happenings in District 3 by subscribing online for our recently added District 3 News email alerts. Just go to www.Deerfield-Beach.com/ esubscriptions and register to have these emails sent to you today. In addition to District 3 News, residents can
day, these men and women, and especially the men and women who died honoring this great nation. I hope everyone has a beautiful and safe Memorial Day. Finally, if you would like to share an idea or concern, please contact me through the City Manager’s office at 954480-4263, or via email at web. commission@Deerfield-Beach.com.
Sheriff’s Report By SHERIFF SCOTT J. ISRAEL
istracted Driving Today, more than ever, advances in technology have made it easier to stay in touch and search for information at any time and place. While having this type of access at our fingertips makes life easier, driving at the same time can yield devastating consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people are killed every year from distractionaffected crashes. With more than 300 million wireless customers in the United States
and the growing number of services designed to keep people constantly connected, distracted driving has become a common occurrence and a national problem. Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts a person’s attention away from the road. It encompasses three main distractions: • manual – taking your hands off the wheel • visual – taking your eyes off the road • cognitive – taking your mind off driving. Common distractions include sending or receiving text messages or emails, eating or drinking, reading, grooming, talking on the phone or using other handheld electronic devices such as videos or GPS navigation. They all endanger the safety of drivers and other motorists. The most alarming of these distractions is texting, as it involves all three types of distractions – manual, visual and cognitive – at once. Texting while driving is dangerous! In the time it takes to look down and send a text, it is estimated that you
have traveled the length of a football field. Shockingly, statistics also show that texting while driving is equally as dangerous as operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Like alcohol and driving, texting and driving do not mix! Earlier this year, I met with State Senator Maria Sachs to show my support to end distracted driving. She proposed a bill that would make it a moving violation for drivers to use anything but handsfree devices behind the wheel. I firmly believe tougher legislation is necessary, but it will not eliminate the problem. Our efforts must include education and awareness to address the blatant dangers associated
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with distracted driving. According to the NHSTA, the highest incidence of distracted driving involves young drivers under the age of 20. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue has developed a program to educate our more than 62,000 teenagers enrolled in Broward County public schools. The program includes a public service announcement written and directed by local high school seniors. It demonstrates the inherent dangers of this common practice, specifically texting and emailing. I believe this peer-to peer influence will be one of the greatest components of this program.
There is no doubt distracted driving poses a great threat to people traveling on our roadways. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is committed to combating this problem and helping bring this dangerous trend to an end. Every time you drive, before you reach for your cell phone, I ask you to take a minute and think – is this message really that important? Turn off the phone or put it out of reach. Don’t take chances with your life or the life of anyone else. For more information about BSO’s efforts to end distracted driving, call 954-831-8902. Stay safe!
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The Art of Ten
By SHELLY BASKIN
ost or many of us know the Ten Commandments and some can recite them. Most importantly, we should try to follow them as best we can. Recently I came across a new rendering of the Ten Commandments. This time it pertains, not to people but to animals. Many have some type of family pet back home. Not only are dogs, cats and birds part of our families, but also snakes, rats, rabbits, hedgehogs, ferrets, turtles, hens, small exotic mammals, exotic cats, pot bellied pigs, primates, reptiles, amphibians. Just spend an hour in a not-so-common veterinarian’s office, Dr. K., known as an “exotic Pet Vet” on Powerline. This features special doctors dealing in animal medicine, but primarily for strange creatures both great and small. Don’t these animals deserve the same medical at-
tention and love that the more familiar poodles, pugs, and pekinese do? Or, shih-tzu’s, scotties, Siberian huskies, spaniels, shar peis, and shepherds? And, Himalayan sheep dogs, havanese’, harriers, and Himalayan wire-hair pointers? I say “Yes.” How about birds? We have seen many in the Village such as parrots, finches, cockatiels, parakeets, canaries, cockatoos, African greys, conures and lovebirds. It is well known that vet-
erinarians are a special breed of doctor in that their pet patients don’t tell them what is wrong. But, the doctors will find out. It is the caring pet owner that knows something is not correct with their animal. It is the owner that wants the pet patient cured and returned back to the family. Many times the pet is loved more than a human family member. How many times have you seen siblings not speaking to one another? I have seen this.
How many times have you seen pet owners not speaking to their pets? I have not. The Commandments for Responsible Pet Ownership follows. I trust you will send a copy to your people back home and share it as all pets deserve no less. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful. Place your trust in me; it is crucial for my well being. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment. I have only you. Talk to me even if I don’t understand your words. I understand your voice. Be aware that however you treat me, I’ll never forget it. Before you hit me, remember I have teeth that could easily bite you, but choose not to because I love you. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bother-
ing me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food or I’ve been out in the sun too long; or my heart may be getting old and weak. Take care of me when I get old, as you, too, will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say “I can’t bear to watch it” or, “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, I love you. You are an animal, you are a being and you are family. In this instant or two of life that passes so quickly, be it a year or one hundred remember your pet loves you. You, precious one, have brought joy.
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Feeding Wildlife Causes Problems Please DO NOT feed the ducks or other wildlife in the pool areas or elsewhere in the Village. Feeding wildlife causes the animals to lose their fear of humans and they can become aggressive toward people in their search for handouts. Ducks, in particular, are becoming accustomed to being fed by residents and will approach people demanding to be fed. Feeding them interferes with their natural diet and encourages them to remain in the area and continue to be a nuisance. The end result is that they are making a mess everywhere including the pool areas. Duck feces is a health hazard and an inconvenience to everyone, particularly those who enjoy the pool facilities, as the pool area has to be closed, cleaned and the pool treated for feces.
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Filming a Reluctant Bridegroom By JERRY SOLOMON
groom shouts at her son to stand still, but he refuses and stamps his feet. Meanwhile, the bride gives her prospective groom a very disgusted look. My boss whispers to me: “Do you think this is an arranged marriage?” I shrug and continue to photograph the “happy couple.” “Please give your bride a kiss,” my boss tells the bridegroom. A deafening NO sounds like a lion roaring in the quiet room. “Please give your wife-tobe a gentle, loving kiss,” my boss persists. Again, the answer is “NO. I will not. No way!” Now the uncle gets involved. He gives his nephew a push in the shoulder and then shouts, “For God’s sake, kiss your bride!” “OK,” the groom finally says. His arm swings around
t was Sunday morning. I was on assignment to photograph a Jewish wedding. This was a wedding of weddings and one that I would never forget . . . At 2 p.m. on that blistery autumn day, our photo crew is standing outside the synagogue and here comes the limo with the bride and groom. The bride steps out in her magnificent wedding dress of beading and folds. She is wearing a glistening crown that Queen Elizabeth would envy. The disheveled groom exits the limo behind his bride-to- be. But wait a minute. Shouldn’t this be in reverse? My assistant and I bring all the photo equipment into a magnificent lobby, but the bride and groom are not a happy couple. The groom is fidgeting and walking back and forth in a very confused manner. The mother of the
his future bride’s neck in a gorilla hold. He continues to hold on to her like a boa constrictor. As she tries to pull away, her bejeweled crown falls off her head onto the marble floor and her hair pops up like a jack in the box. She starts to cry with tears that pour out like a waterfall dissolving her thick makeup. All this I am shooting, but should I? Our film crew is diplomatically polite. We turn our backs to hide our almost uncontrollable laughter. The wedding party doesn’t notice. They are too busy yelling at each other. The bride’s family helps her to look beautiful again and my boss in his ever charming way, assures all that he will touch up anything that might show badly. Finally, appropriate photos are taken and to quote from Shakespeare, “Oh, joy, oh rapture unforseen.”
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Another Year in Century Village By SAM GLASSMAN
t’s been another wonderful year in Century Village, Deerfield Beach, Florida. The Health Club and classes were all packed. The bike racks and areas of maintained grasses all look good. The improvement of individual unit owners with white hurricane corrosion-resistant materials looks good; hmm, maybe I can afford it next year. The monthly maintenance payment went up about the
same as my 1.7 Social Security and Medicare. No major illnesses. I saw a few good shows. Talked my sister into coming down for a week, and she talked her children and grandchildren into visiting her at the beachfront hotel; maybe I’ll get her a ticket to a show. The theatre looks good, and we only need two new light bulbs in the high ceiling to make it perfect. There are very few broken seats this year; keep up the good work! Health Club
improvements look great! I’m sorry that we’re having trouble with Master Management. As of February 14, I have been here 20 years. I visited a different condo association in another state, and their maintenance payment is three times that of CVE. Their monthly maintenance covers the shortfall of the golf course and restaurant, sort of a loss leader. People buy in because they can play golf, and eat at 1/3 the cost of outside private country clubs.
My dentist once invited me to his club as a guest; there they clean and polish your shoes while you’re playing golf. You have to invite your friends and family to the restaurant to use up your annual minimum credits. Not knowing how five million or six trillion is in shekels, you would have to evaluate CNBC with money exchangers. Seriously, have a financial advisor figure out that over a 20-year life span maybe it is possible for unit owners
to own their share in the golf course and the restaurant. If the residents want a driving range and charge $1 a basket of balls, it would cost less than Sandalfoot Golf Course green fees, etc. Who owns the golf course at Boca Century Village? Ask. Give us a nice present next November when the snowbirds return to enjoy Deerfield Beach, Florida. Stay healthy, and keep moving those limbs.
with furniture that had been thrown from broken windows. We didn’t know it at the time, but found out later, that almost 100 people nationwide had been thrown to their deaths from the windows of their homes. Fires were still smoldering, devastation was everywhere, as well as widespread vandalism. At home, our mother and sister were unharmed. Our neighbor informed us that only German Jewish males had been arrested and that our Synagogue had been greatly damaged. “They need help,” she told us. I went, at once, to see if I could help. When I entered the shul, I saw what is forever engraved in my mind. There had been a fire, but mercifully, it had been extinguished. Everything was ripped and burned, and the valuable silver decorations had disappeared. Arriving home late that evening, I learned that there had been a call from my Uncle Karl requesting volunteers to help with tasks normally taken care of by German Jews who were now in prison or in the Dachau Concentration Camp. At great personal risk, Uncle Karl contacted the police headquarters and received permission to take care of the activity of the Chevrah Kedushah (the burial society). Grave diggers had received strict orders not to do any work for the Jewish cemetery so we had to dig the graves and prepare the deceased according to ritual before we buried their bodies. Karl had organized and arranged for everything and had to continually report to the police. I worked all day with Uncle Karl. A few weeks later, Karl was summoned to police head-
quarters and told that some prisoners from the Dachau Concentration Camp might be released from time to time. Uncle Karl was ordered to take responsibility for those released and to process and dispatch them expeditiously. We had about eight volunteers who accompanied Uncle Karl every day to the railway station at the designated time. Karl was told that any released passengers would be in the last car of the train. In the beginning there was no one but later, five to ten men arrived. We escorted them inconspicuously in groups of two or three to our allocated waiting room. We questioned these passengers to determine their hometown and went to purchase train tickets for them. We notified their families, either by phone or telegram, of their time of arrival. Most of us volunteers stayed late until the last man was on the train. I waited to the end and went home with Karl who lived nearby. As time went on, as many as 25 to 30 people could arrive at one time. It could be quite hectic as we had to provide them with food and other personal needs. These people kept their heads down at all times as they responded docilely to our requests. Meanwhile, the cemetery work continued; at 17, I was the youngest volunteer. Sometimes the police notified Karl to have a car available as a deceased person would be brought back. These bodies were laid in a plain wooden coffin on sawdust and were naked with an identification tag affixed to their big toe; cause of death: shot while trying to escape. We always found a bullet hole in the back of the head. Karl arranged and coordinated everything
while working with the police; one wrong word or gesture could have gotten him immediately arrested. Eventually, Karl was notified that there would be no further releases from Dachau. This ended our participation and left us drained of energy and with a sense of hopelessness. The biggest reason for our despair was that no other country was willing to take in Jewish refugees. At that time, Karl was only ten years older than my 17 years but he looked like a man of 60. He worked all hours of the day and night trying to keep the tired volunteers together and functioning and avoiding getting in trouble with the Nazis. Undaunted, he went on doing
the duty which he had voluntarily assumed, carrying it to its completion. Happily, Karl and his wife and two sons were able to come to the U.S. in 194l. Together with other surviving family members, we spent many good times together until his demise in 1996 at the age of 85. In 1978, Karl’s older son, Dr. Arno Penzias, received the Nobel prize in physics (discoverer of the Big Bang Theory) and brought his father to Sweden to participate in the celebrations. Occasionally, when I mentioned the ordeal in Germany, all Karl would say was, “We just did what had to be done.” He was, and will remain, my idol until the end of my days.
As I See It: A Profile in Courage By ROLF GRAYSON
hank you, readers, for your favorable response to the article I wrote about my late aunt. This inspired me to write about another special person, my late Uncle Karl. Uncle Karl was a man of rare integrity, courage and determination, a man who in the face of great danger undertook a very important task which lightened the fears of many helpless people. It was a time when the Jews of Germany faced the most horrible persecution in their 1000 year existence. To write this story, I must recall very painful memories; but I wish to reveal an act of heroism which otherwise could remain hidden forever. It was 4 a.m., November 9, 1938, when a persistent knocking on our front door woke our family. At that time, without warning or justification, police entered any Jewish apartment, searching and interrogating. It was not the police this time but our Jewish neighbor who warned us that the police were currently arresting all Jewish males. He suggested we immediately make our way to the Polish Embassy. My grandparents had emigrated from Poland to Germany in the 1890s. Even though my parents, my sister and I were born in Germany, we were never granted German citizenship but had to carry current and valid Polish passports. The Polish Embassy was already crowded when we arrived in the middle of the night. We all waited there for a day until the Polish ambassador announced that it was safe for us to return home. On the way home, we walked through the city streets and found many sidewalks strewn
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many years. In the winter of his life he started doing volunteer work for the Reporter in 2006. At that time, the Reporter was delivered to the
Luck By HELENE WAYNE
et’s talk about people with no luck. I must admit that sometimes that’s me; if you come to visit me I’ll show you why. All my life I have been a plant freak. When we lived in New Jersey, the best part of my day was when I would go outside and putter in my gardens. When we first moved into the house, I was really gung-ho on planting flowers;
my first attempt was a bed of pansies. My husband was also a novice at owning a home. After my plantings started to grow, he went out to mow the lawn and included my little green plants that were just coming up. I admit that they were not in flower yet and could be construed as grass. When we moved here to the Village, I was on the original Board of Directors of the building. My jobs were the gardening and representing the building at COOCVE
Markham Pool and Sid and a group of men got up at 5 a.m. once a month and separated the Reporter into bundles for all the Area Chairs in CVE to pick up. In the Reporter office Sid proof-read every advertisement that went into the paper. Some months there would be between 95 and 150 ads. He loved the work he did and came into the office four days a week. Sid had a smile and nod for everyone. He will be missed by all. Written by one who cared for him.
meetings. In a previous article, I told you about the Night Blooming Jasmine that we planted at that time, that the gardeners that mowed and such, trimmed into hedges and they never bloomed again. After these attempts to an outdoor garden where others can undo my work, I started gardening (with plants) in my home. I have had a huge plant for about 30 years on my patio. It is nothing exotic but remains green and belongs out there, always pretty to look at. For the second time in this many years, it suddenly had a branch of beautiful white flowers. Not only was it great to look at, but also had a magnificent aroma. Okay, here’s the luck bit. I had a terrible allergic reaction to the
In Loving Memory
In Loving Memory idney Goldstein, beloved member of the Reporter Staff and resident of Ventnor O passed away on April 17, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Oceanside, New York. He was a Board member of Ventnor O, for many years. Sidney was born, married and worked in Brooklyn, New York. He came to live in Century Village in 1997. He had one daughter, two grandsons and three greatgrandchildren. He was very proud of them and spoke about them to everyone. Sidney worked in the printing industry for
smell and had to chop off the flowers. I really am completely frustrated by the turn of events. The plant retained the odor, and we were forced to dispose of it. Just to make life interesting and to keep you up to date, we also have a couple of ghosts in the house; one is the toilet in the master bathroom. What does that mean you ask? Whenever it feels like it, it flushes; no one is near it, but while you are in another room, you hear it doing its thing. I’ve had it repaired four times (that’s how I found out that they call it ghost flushing) and they are coming again on Friday. Number three on the hit parade is our brand new doorbell; it too just rings
Neil - With Sadness
t is with sadness and a heavy heart that family and friends wish to inform the residents of Durham A of the passing of Neil Richard Pumper on March 25, 2013. He was laid to rest on March 28, 2013 with full military honors. He will be missed greatly. when it feels like it. I rush to the door and of course there is no one there. Once in a while, there is someone ringing it so therefore one has to go and check it out every time. All of the above are not really earthshaking problems but are different and, might I say, annoying. If you are not experiencing any such stuff, appreciate it. But I guess everyone has a few they could live happily without. One day I’ll tell you about the months and months that they were digging up our streets in the town we lived in before calling Florida home. They were installing a new sewage system. Now, that was really earthshaking, literally!
Attempting to Change the Impossible By SHEILA WEINSTEIN
f anyone ever told you that with age and maturity you will gain wisdom, they have not had the misfortune to find themselves in the position of widowhood. To suddenly lose your spouse and find yourself in a world of aloneness, changes all the rules of the game. The emptiness in my heart made me feel as though I, like my husband, was also in a coma; and when my husband died three weeks
and two days later, I remained in a coma, only now I was alone. Each morning, I awoke to the Florida sunshine and walked and talked and proceeded to breathe, while trying to make sense of the surreal atmosphere that now encompassed my life. The feeling of devastation that surrounded me was as dense as the worst fog imaginable, a fog I once saw in a film called The Fog. Although, from the first moment of my husband’s collapse, I knew and felt in my
heart that this was the end; then to really put the nail in the coffin, the doctor’s prognosis verified all my fears. After three weeks and two days, I made the decision to let my husband go; I whispered in his ear, “I release you, and I forgive you for leaving me alone.” I missed being with my husband and missed all the benefits of being married and having a partner and a best friend. Although I have many friends, my husband was both the girlfriend as
well as the boyfriend. After 43 years of marriage, I missed the intimacy that develops in a good marriage so I began to date and made some mistakes, but the involvement occupied my time; it was a great distraction. Eventually, I had to rethink and meditate on some of my decisions. I can’t change any of the events from the past three and a half years, but I am diligent in my quest to create a life for myself. I’m really not sure what I want from life at this time and feel like a teen-
ager searching and questioning every single aspect of my life. I never seem to find my niche or sometimes, I question my place in this world and my validity. I don’t want to become depressed and have been to bereavement groups, but sometimes they make me feel worse. In conclusion, I have no conclusion; there is no answer except for putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward one hour and one day at a time.
Secret Pet By SHIRLEY RAVICH
he board members of the Hawaiian Gardens, specifically the Hibiscus complex, were thrilled with the new addition to Hibiscus R—a youngish 70-year-old widow from Manhattan, Ms. Pearl R. The sprawling Southern Florida condominium complex had been plagued by a series of inappropriate applicants. “Our rules are very specific,” President Rhonda L. reminded the other ladies. “No one under 55. They must have a good credit history, no felonies, and legitimate references.” “And no dogs or cats,” Louise J. reminded her. The women smiled and nodded, all agreeing that the board would host a Welcome to Hibiscus R party once Pearl arrived. The new resident seemed to move in overnight.
After seeing a light on in Pearl’s apartment, Rhonda knocked briskly on the door. No answer. Pearl must be out, she decided. For confirmation, Rhonda attempted to peer through the slats in the tightly shut Venetian blinds, and there was a car in Pearl’s parking spot. Oh well, she’d try again later. At 6 p.m. Rhonda returned. The blinds were still tightly shut and the car in the new occupant’s space hadn’t moved. Rhonda discussed the puzzling situation with the other ladies of the board. “Did you try calling her?” Louise J. asked. “There was a male voice on her answering machine,” Rhonda said. “Well, after living alone in New York City, she must be very cautious,” Julia A. suggested. “You don’t think she could be sick or injured?” Louise
asked. “I don’t think we should intrude,” Rhonda said. Finally, after a few days of nervous speculation, Rhonda spotted Pearl taking out the garbage in a large carton. She rushed to intercept the new resident, her eyes going immediately to the carton. Was it her imagination or was Pearl trying to hide the writing on the box? Rhonda quickly issued the Board’s invitation to the welcoming party. “Too kind,” Pearl nicely rejected the invitation. “But I’m
awfully busy right now.” Rhonda noticed that the blinds to Pearl’s apartment were still tightly closed. “I think she’s hiding something,” Rhonda later told the board members. She reported the suspicious box that Pearl appeared to be hiding. “I didn’t want to say anything,” Mitzi revealed, “but I heard a strange rustling when I was passing Pearl’s apartment.” “Not only that,” Julia reported. “But I’m sure I heard a barking noise the other evening.” “I heard a cat meowing,” Louise said in a sad voice. “Do you think Pearl has a cat AND a dog?” Rhonda could hardly bring herself to ask. “I’m not sure,” Julia’s confession continued, “and I didn’t want to say anything, but I think I saw a woman walking a dog late at night.” Crushed and disillusioned, there was a collective shaking of heads. “She lied in our interview,” Louise remembered. “Pearl
specifically said she didn’t have a dog or a cat.” “We’ve got to confront her,” Rhonda said, “before this goes any further.” In full angry agreement, the women marched to Pearl’s door and knocked loudly. As usual, there was no answer. Angrily, Rhonda finally said, “Pearl, we know you’re in there. Please open the door. The Board needs to talk to you.” Finally, the door opened and a smiling Pearl stood before them. “What’s the problem?” she asked. Not to be discouraged, the women barged into Pearl’s apartment without an invitation. “Do you have a dog in here?” Mitzi asked bluntly. Pearl looked at her like she was crazy. “Of course not, I know the rules.” “Then it must be a cat,” Louise confirmed. Pearl shook her head. “I signed the rules and I’m following them.” Rhonda eyed the closed bedroom door. “You’re hiding something,” she accused. “You’ve got a secret pet in there, and we demand to see it.” Sighing, Pearl opened the bedroom door. “Come on out, Sid,” she invited. From under the bed, a six foot long boa constrictor slithered out and joined the terrified board members who froze in stunned silence. “Sid’s harmless,” Pearl reassured them as she picked up Sid and let him coil around her arm. “I read the condo pet clause very carefully. It only prohibited four-footed animals that need to be walked.” “That was so people could have birds and fish,” Mitzi protested. “My lawyer examined the condominium documents. There was nothing said against snakes.” The Board members didn’t answer; they were too busy fleeing Pearl’s apartment and Sid, her now not so secret pet.
Phyllis’ kitchen By PHYLLIS PISTOLIS
Cocktail Meatballs 1 lb. hamburg ½ cup dry bread crumbs 1/3 cup finely chopped onion ¼ cup milk 1 egg 1 tbsp. parsley 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. Worcestershire Sauce 1/8 tsp. pepper ¼ cup shortening 1 bottle (12oz.) Chili Sauce 1 jar (10 oz.) Grape Jelly Mix first 9 ingredients: gently shape into 1 inch balls. Cook meatballs in 12 inch skillet in the shortening until browned. Remove from skillet. Drain fat. Heat Chili Sauce and Jelly in skillet stirring constantly till Jelly is melted. Add meatballs and stir to coat. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Serve hot. Makes about 5 dozen meatballs. Hermits 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup shortening ¼ cup butter or margarine ¼ cup cold coffee 1 egg ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour 1 ¼ raisins ¾ chopped nuts Heat oven to 375° Mix first 9 ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until no indentation remains when touched, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day Text by ALLEN MINSKY, Photos By NAT SPECTOR
n Sunday, April 14, 2013, Temple Bâ€™nai Shalom, a Reform Temple at Century Village, hosted a Holocaust Remembrance Service to commemorate Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Heroism Remembrance Day. More than 200 people attended this event which was held in the Party Room of the Clubhouse. This was a day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany from 1939 -1945 and for the Jewish resistance during that same period. There were two speakers who spoke about their experiences - Ruth Geller, a survivor who resides in Century Village and Harold Grubert, a liberator of one of the concentration camps in Eastern Europe. In addition to these two speakers, Rabbi Alton Winters, Rabbi of Temple Bâ€™nai Shalom, gave a very moving talk. There were several appropriate songs and prayers done as well by Rabbi Winters and Cantor Sherman. In addition to these speakers, there were six candles lit which represented the six million Jews who perished during this horrific time.
Bernice and Marvin Schmier.
Sally and Jerry Toplitsky.
Tina Hecht, Sandy and Charlie Parness.
Pictured left and right are members who participated in the Candle Lighting Ceremony.
Claire Eskind and Sandy Schmier.
Ruth Geller and Harold Grubert.
Cantor Gary Sherman and Rabbi Alton Winters.
Jet Setters Bus Trip to the Breakers in Palm Beach Text & Photo by SANDI LEHMAN
n Friday, April 12, 2013, the Jet Setters Singles Group left our Century Village parking lot at 10:30 a.m. with private bus transportation for our destination, the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, with 24 members and guests. We arrived at the Flagler Steakhouse across from the Breakers Hotel for a lovely luncheon specially prepared for the Jet Setters Group. The ambiance of the Flagler Steakhouse and the beautiful round tables of three were already set for us to enjoy a wonderful lunch and dessert selection. After lunch was completed, a special bus, provided by the Flagler Steakhouse, took our Jet Setters Group just a short distance over to the Breakers Hotel. A tour guide from the Breakers Hotel took the Jet Setters Group on a wonderful tour of the hotel showing us their beautiful
banquet rooms provided for private weddings and special events. Our group also was told about the history of the Breakers and our guide informed us of the beautiful architecture and magnificent ceiling design. The tour of the beach and bar area with fish tanks under the bar counters was most interesting.
Then we proceeded to the promenade of designer specialty shops consisting of Ralph Lauren, Lily Pulitzer, Guerlain and other fabulous shopping areas all under the beautiful roof of the Breakers Hotel. Following the tour of the Breakers, our group was treated to a delightful bus tour of the exclusive designer
shops on expensive Worth Avenue. Our trip completed, we returned to Century Village in a rain and heavy windstorm. Lucky for the Jet Setters, our trip to the Breakers was not affected by the late rainstorm as we experienced a warm and sunny afternoon. A most delightful bus trip to the Breakers was enjoyed by all.
Members of the Jet Setters Group outside the Breakers Hotel.
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Outdoors ď‚Ť Repair cracks and abrupt edges of sidewalks and driveways. ď‚Ť Install handrails on stairs and steps. ď‚Ť Trim shrubbery along the pathway to the home. ď‚Ť Keep walk areas clear of clutter, rocks and tools. ď‚Ť Install adequate lighting by doorways and along walkways leading to doors. All Living Spaces ď‚Ť Use a change in color to denote changes in surface types or levels. ď‚Ť Secure rugs with nonskid tape as well as carpet edges. ď‚Ť Avoid throw rugs. ď‚Ť Remove oversized furniture and objects. ď‚Ť Reduce clutter. ď‚Ť Check lighting for adequate illumination and glare control. ď‚Ť Maintain nightlights or motion-sensitive lighting throughout home. ď‚Ť Use contrast in paint, furniture and carpet colors. ď‚Ť Install electronic emergency response system if needed. Bathrooms ď‚Ť Install grab bars on walls around the tub and beside the toilet, strong enough to hold your weight. ď‚Ť Add nonskid mats or appliques to bathtubs. ď‚Ť Mount liquid soap dispenser on the bathtub-wall. ď‚Ť Install a portable, hand-held shower head. ď‚Ť Add a padded bath or shower seat. ď‚Ť Install a raised toilet seat if needed. ď‚Ť Use nonskid mats or carpet on floor surfaces that may get wet. Kitchen ď‚Ť Keep commonly used items within easy reach. ď‚Ť Use a sturdy step stool when you need something from a high shelf. ď‚Ť Make sure appliance cords are out of the way. Living Room ď‚Ť Keep electrical and telephone cords out of the way. ď‚Ť Arrange furniture so that you can easily move around it (especially low coffee tables). ď‚Ť Make sure chairs and couches are easy to get in and out of. ď‚Ť Remove caster wheels from furniture. ď‚Ť Use television remote control and cordless phone.
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United Order True Sisters Donor Luncheon Text by MARILYN ASNER Photos by SUSAN DOVE
nited Order True Sisters celebrated their 37th Annual Donor Luncheon at The Deer Creek Country Club on March 21, 2012. Attending were 75 members, their guests, past National Presidents and present Presidents and officers. A delightful afternoon was enjoyed by all.
Standing (L-R) VP National, Marlene Schnitzer, Area Chairperson, Betty Swinkin, President, Chapter 65, Marilyn Asner, Guest, Carol Metzger. Seated (L-R) National Past President, Betty Peyser, National Past President, Marion Polansky.
L-R: Bernice Schmier, Dolores Esposito, Barbara Warshaw, Sandy Schmier, Susan Dove, Barbara Messinger, Pearl Keiler and Sandy Parness.
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Celebrating the Goldie Years Text and Photo by NICOLE WEISS
oldie Cohen, a resident of Century Village East in Farnham Q, celebrated her 102nd birthday on April 8, 2013. She was the guest of honor at a very special birthday party thrown by her physician, Dr. McIntosh of UNIMED, located in Century Village. Diabetic-friendly foods
were served, including a lemon cake and unsweetened iced tea. Goldie received a $25 gift card to Publix and a letter from the President of Humana congratulating her on achieving such a remarkable milestone. Goldie has been a patient with Dr. McIntosh for eight years.
Harwood C Meet and Greet Text and Photo by GINETTE PARADIS
he Meet and Greet Committee organized a gathering for the residents of Harwood C on Friday, March 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Invitations were hand delivered to all residents and everyone was invited to attend. The Board of Directors allocated funds for light hors d’oeuvres. The themes of the event were “It’s your day,” “It’s all about you” and “Thank you.” The building has just undergone and completed the first part of the 40 year Certification. The structure is up to code and the building has been freshly painted. The major undertaking took a lot of patience and understanding on the part of the residents. The drilling, the dust and having to relocate your
automobile away from the building lasted for two months. The Board of Directors and their president Anne Belanger, is very proud of the results of this phase of
the certification process. By having this get-together they wanted to thank everyone for their cooperation during this demanding period. The gathering was a great success; approximately 60-70 residents attended.
Residents gathered outside Harwood C.
Jet Setters Day at the Beach Text and Photo by SANDI LEHMAN L-R Dr. McIntosh, Goldie Cohen.
Temple B’nai Shalom Passover Seder Text by BETTY SCHWARTZ, Photos By CE BASKIN
n March 25, 2013, Temple B’nai Shalom held its Passover Seder in the Party Room at the Clubhouse. More than 200 people attended this outstanding event which was conducted by Rabbi Alton Winters and Cantor Gary Sherman. The food and services received rave reviews. Special thanks to Sandy Parness and Sandy
Cantor Gary Sherman and Rabbi Alton Winters.
Schmier for arranging this beautiful function, and to Rita Pickar, Mary Sue Jurkowski and Roz Levine for their assistance. There were so many comments about how wonderful this Seder was that Temple B’nai Shalom reserved the room for next year. Looking forward to seeing you all then.
Guests enjoying Passover Seder.
n Friday, March 22, 2013, the Jet Setters Singles Group met at the Clubhouse and then embarked on the 48 East Deerfield Beach bus to our beautiful and renovated Deerfield Beach. A large crowd of the Jet Setters membership walked along the beach area to our destination, Amante’s Italian Restaurant. The group enjoyed the delicious Italian entrees, including the wonderful garlic rolls, given to the group at their long reserved tables. The portions were so ample that most of us took doggie bags home. New and old members of the Jet Setters
(l-r) Ruth Cosner, Frances Isserles, Harry Mann, Larry Balish. Singles group mingled, and many new friendships were made. A lovely, sunny day was enjoyed by all.
Upminster M Annual Picnic Text by FRAN SLATTER and SARA SCHEINER; Photo by PAUL SCHEINER
he residents of Upminster M held their endof-season picnic on Sunday, March 10. They socialized and enjoyed the camaraderie as well as the delicious international buffet prepared by the attendees. Those in attendance that were not in the photo are: Judy Hecht; Miriam Raubvogel, Director; Harry Raubvogel; Corrie Wurtzel, Vice-President; Stefania Buchwak and Helen Wurtzel. The Board of Directors took this opportunity to summarize the improvements made this season and what to look forward to in the future. A good time was had by all and will be repeated again next year.
In Front: Paul Scheiner, Treasurer Back Row (l-r): Jack Slatter, Secretary; Fran Slatter; Louie Balarezo; Sylvia Petras; Lil Cohen; Bill Castor, President; Jim Petras; Lynda Castor; Sara Scheiner; Alex Hecht.
Coffee- Boon or Bane? By ELLEN KAMHI PHD, RN/ The Natural Nurse®
offee—ah the delightful aroma that greets many people around the world first thing in the morning. Of course, since I began this article with the comment “delightful” you can guess that I am a coffee aficionado! My husband is in charge of the “coffee ceremony” in our home. We start with the cleanest water that is highly purified. We then use a brown coffee filter. The white coffee filters are whitened with dioxin. Dioxin is a whitening dye that has been linked to many negative health effects, including cancer. The coffee we use is organic, since conventional coffee is sprayed with a variety of highly toxic pesticides and herbicides. One of my favorite
coffee providers is Old Bisbee Coffee Roasters located in Bisbee Arizona. (http://www. oldbisbeeroasters.com/) They purchase small boutique coffees that are only available in small batches from remote areas of the world- pricey, but worth it, for true coffee fans. It seems like there is a constant stream of news stories about either the wonderful benefits, or the terrible adverse effects of coffee. Which should we believe? There is scientific evidence that coffee can reduce the risk of many causes of mortality, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease and gallstones, just to name a few benefits. Negative effects include increasing caffeine levels in the fetus if a
pregnant woman consumes high amounts of coffee as well as insomnia and gastrointestinal disturbances in people who are caffeine sensitive. Overall, from a scientific perspective, it looks like the positive benefits outweigh the negative. Green Coffee Bean is a newcomer to the nutraceutical marketplace, and many
people have asked me if it will help them lose weight. Coffee beans are actually the exact plant part used for the ubiquitous brew that starts the day for many people in all parts of the world. Green coffee means the beans are picked from the Coffea Fruit plant and are not roasted. Coffee contains a wide variety of active, naturally occurring chemical constituents, including lignans, trigonelline, chlorogenic acid and quinides as well as the widely recognized active known as caffeine. Scientific studies have investigated the effects of several of these actives on weight loss and helping to balance glucose metabolism. For example, cholorogenic acid inhibits glucose-6-phosphatase, an enzyme which influences the liver’s ability to form glucose. Therefore, it
Athletic Schedule Century Village East May 6th June 1st 2013 Health Club All Levels 8:00 9:00 9:15 9:45 10:35 10:45 12:00 1:00 1:15
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Relax with Yoga (Janet O) Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie) Zumba (Fabio)
Awareness Through Movements (Iris) Yoga Stretch (Dotty) Zumba (Marina)
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Aquacise (Sandy) Aqua zumba (Hugo) Arthritic Aquacise (Viktoriya)
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Relax with Yoga (Janet O) Low Impact Aerobics (Cleide) Line Dance (Mitzi)
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Arthritic Aquacise (Viktoriya)
may be this mechanism of action that supports the reduced risk of developing diabetes when coffee is consumed over time. Cholorogenic acid may have the additional effect of slowing the body’s ability to absorb fat consumed while eating, while simultaneously increasing fat breakdown. A significant amount of the cholorogenic acid which naturally occurs in the Green Coffee Bean is actually removed during the roasting process used in preparing the beans for use as the usual coffee beverage; therefore, drinking brewed coffee may not have as much of a beneficial effect in terms of fat metabolism as consuming Green Coffee Beans. This phenomena is attracting the attention of the public as well as scientific researchers. The January 2012 issue of Journal, Diabetic Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, entitled “Randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects”, (http://www.ncbi.nlm. nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Random ized%2C+double-blind%2C+pla cebocontrolled%2C+linear+dose %2C+crossover+study+to+evalu ate+the+efficacy+and+safety+of+a +green+coffee+bean+extract+in+o verweight+subjects) concluded: “The results are consistent with human and animal studies and a meta-analysis of the efficacy of green coffee extract in weight loss. The results suggest that a specific green coffee bean extract may be an effective nutraceutical in reducing weight in preobese adults and may be an inexpensive means of preventing obesity in overweight adults.” This study did not incorporate lifestyle changes, and was a small study that involved 16 overweight adults, but it points to exciting possibilities for the use of Green Coffee Bean, especially if combined with a sensible eating and exercise plan! Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, The Natural Nurse®, can be heard on radio daily. She is the author of several books, including WEIGHT LOSS, the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide. Dr. Kamhi has been involved in natural health care for over four decades. She answers consumer questions at www.naturesanswer.com, and has a private practice on Long Island. www.naturalnurse. com 800-829-0918
What Causes Osteoporosis? By DR. HELEN McINTOSH
his Mother’s Day, promote healthy bones for the women in your life! Mother’s Day isn’t the only national observance in May that recognizes millions of women. This month, as you celebrate Mother’s Day with the important women in your life, take a moment to recognize an important national health observance that affects the lives of women across the country: National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month. Osteoporosis can cause bones to break in the hip,
spine and wrist. While it does affect both men and women, it is more common in women – White and Asian women are at the highest risk. What Causes Osteoporosis? Many risk factors can lead to osteoporosis, including gender, age, body size, lack of proper Calcium and Vitamin D intake….the list goes on! While some of these risk factors are out of your control, there are steps you can take to keep your bones healthy: • Eat a diet rich in Calcium & Vitamin D – many people get less than half the calcium they need. Good sources include low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese,
orange juice, cereals and breads. • Exercise • Don’t drink in excess or smoke How Do I Know If I Have Osteoporosis? A Bone Mineral Density
Test is the best way to check your bone health. It’s painless and covered by Medicare and will help your doctor determine the likelihood of breaking a bone. How Is Osteoporosis Treated?
Treatments include a balanced diet rich in Calcium and Vitamin D, an exercise plan and medications, if needed. This Mother’s Day, promote awareness of Osteoporosis to the special women in your lives. You can even tie-in Osteoporosis prevention tips, like preparing a Calciumfortified Mother’s Day brunch to keep bones strong! If you’d like to learn more about Osteoporosis prevention, UNIMED Health Systems, located in Century Village, will be distributing free information about Osteoporosis prevention all month long!
ATHLETIC SCHEDULE CLASS DESCRIPTION Low Impact Aerobics Low impact aerobics is a low intensity workout designed to help you condition the cardio respiratory system by using a diversity of exercises. The class starts with 30 minutes of Aerobic workout followed by 15 minutes of weights and 10 minutes of abdominal work and stretching. Low Intermediate Aerobics: Intermediate to Advanced This has been created for those requiring more intensity and more challenge. Body Toning & Weights: All Levels This is a total body toning which helps those with problems of osteoporosis and muscle density loss. (You must bring your own weights and rubber tubing.) Tai Chi: All Levels
A series of slow, graceful low impact movements developed thousands of years ago in China. It helps with balance and posture.
Chair Stretch: All Levels This is a gentle approach to Yoga focusing on exercising both the body and the mind, through stretching, breathing and relaxation. All are done standing and sitting. Arthritic Aquacise: Beginner This is an easy to follow class, focusing on building flexibility, balance and strength to increase joint mobility and range of motion.
Beginner Belly Dance
Tone your body while learning traditional belly dance moves that target and isolate areas of the body that rarely get attention. No experience required-just a willingness to shake what you got! Bring scarf or coin belt to wrap around your hips.
Intermediate Belly Dance This class is for those who want to learn different routines and have previous Belly Dance Training. Easy Stretch This is a beginners approach to yoga with low intensity forms of stretching, combining mind and body to relieve stress and rejuvenate your spirit. It is a blend of traditional posture or forms and techniques to increase body awareness, flexibility, balance and strength. Yoga Stretch This class is designed for those at the intermediate level to engage in the endless benefits of the yoga practice by enhancing your mind/body, increasing strength and flexibility. Relax with Yoga: All Levels Yoga is a practical self discipline to gain mastery over body and mind, to increase strength, flexibility, balance, stamina and endurance in a positive mental atmosphere. There is special emphasis on proper breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques.
Swimming This class is provided for those who don’t know how to swim. We show basic techniques and the ability to enjoy the outdoors in South Florida in a better way. We offer beginner and advanced classes.
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Aquacise: All Levels
Get in the pool and enjoy an invigorating class that gives you cardio respiratory conditioning. It also helps you with any arthritis symptoms by reducing the stress of joints. (You must have a noodle.)
Ball Sculpt: Intermediate and Advanced Enjoy a class built to improve core muscle stability, balance and strength. This class incorporates a combination of different techniques, like Pilate’s strength training and abdominals, to give you a full body workout. Pilates: Beginner and Intermediate
Pilates is a way of connecting the whole body and mind through proper breathing and slow, controlled movements to help you develop core abdominal strength and a leaner body by lengthening and stretching the muscles without building bulk.
Zumba: All Levels This is a mix of Latin dance and fitness moves worked into a high energy aerobic workout geared to make you burn calories while dancing your heart out. So come Salsa, Cha-Cha and Meringue your way into fitness. Line/Tap Dance An entertaining and fun class! With choreographic routines, that combine line dance patterns with other rhythms. Balance: All Levels Activities useful to improve stability and strength of the muscles needed to obtain better balance.
Chair Yoga Same great results as Relax with Yoga For People Who: Have limited mobility Have difficulty doing Floor Exercise Have arthritis or other physical limitations Are recovering from surgery *** Doctor Approval recommended***
Senior Fitness & Weights This is a program to increase strength flexibility and energy through weight lifting and cardiovascular exercises. (You must bring your own weights and rubber tubing.) Hawaiian Hula
The hula is a Polynesian dance characterized by undulating hips with coordinating movements of the arms and hands and hips.
This is a combination of strength and endurance Awareness Through Movements This class is for every one of all abilities and ages from individuals searching for relief from pain, to those seeking continued wellbeing, to those seeking performance excellence. • • • • • • • •
No registration necessary: You must consult your doctor before involving yourself in any exercise program. Aquacise classes will be at the Indoor Pool when air temperature is 60 degrees or below. Athletic Classes are restricted to *CVE residents and renters only. Proper Foot ware is required. You must have your resident ID card. Party room classes are more intense. Equipment Orientation is made by appointment only. (No phone appointments.) This schedule is subject to change.
CLUB CONTACTS – 2013 A.M.I.T. Mon** Norma Cohen 954-675-2380 Amateur Radio Club Wed** Paul Reindorf 954-481-2721 Art Club Fri Barb Nathan Marcus 954-596-8812 Astronomy Club Tue Jerry Saxon 954-428-9381 B’nai Brith Sched** Dave Polak 954-420-0096 Bereavement Group Wed L. Durant, LCSW 954-777-5300x3401 Bible Study Group Thu Cora Woodman 954-421-2789 Billiard Club Daily Martin Feldman 954-419-9477 Bingo Tue Judy Nazaroff 954-421-2580 Bocce Ball Club Sched** Vincent Porto 954-574-9770 Bowling League Thu** Marvin Elias 561-487-2568 Brooklyn Club Thu Norm Mitchell 216-389-9222 C.U.N.Y. Tue Norma Searle 954-480-8938 Camera Club Tue Patty Bender 908-477-7811 Canadian Club Thu Louis Small 954-531-1022 Canadian NLJW Wed** Rhona Backler 954-574-0744 Card Players’ Clearinghouse Jean Crown 954-421-8121 Catholic Club Thu James O’Neill 954-571-7931 Century Poetry Club Fri Howard Elowis 954-571-7148 Chess Club Thu** Bruce Farr 760-490-2686 Computer Club Fri** Jules Kesselman 954-570-9470 Condo Docs (SOCO) Tue Jeff Chester 954-429-9285 Crafting Exchange Thu Sara Goldstein 954-421-1448 Drfld Progressive Forum Sat** Phyllis Mansfield 814-571-2920 Democrat Club Mon** Bernie Parness 954-415-5658 Drum Circle Club Fri Scott Senate 954-698-0999 Duplicate Bridge Mon,Tue,Sat Carolyn Whiteman 954-501-2082 Fishing Club Tue** Mel Nass 954-684-6881 French Alliance Sched Jean Leduc 954-420-9649 Guy Talk Wed** Stan Weinstein 954-422-5403 Harmonica Club Wed** Ruth Cousins 954-426-2028 Hispanic Club Sun** Jane Abreu 954-421-5584 Ital/Amer Club Mon Joe D’Ambrosio 954-421-3341 Jacque’s Band Thu Jacques Belair 954-312-9723 Jet Setters Mon Sandi Lehman 954-725-5895 Knitting Club Mon Florence Jacobson 954-698-9421 Kosher Singles Club Tue Pearl Kasowitz 954-480-8958 Lapidary Group Thu, Fri Walter Reich 954-421-6875 Let’s Talk About Books Thu Gladys Miller 954-421-9232 Line/Folk Dance Club Tue Jerry Newman 954-698-9240 Low Vision Group Tue Fran Massel 954-426-1077 Marie’s Cabaret Mon Marie Hertzler 954-725-1365 Natnl Jewish Women Wed Sylvia Katcher 954-421-8870 Nature Club Wed Janet Rothkopf 954-428-3025 Newbies Tue (Dec-Apr) R ebecca Karan 954-426-0469 Pickleball Club ** Bryan Olgin 818-371-7673 Ping Pong Club 7 Days Rudy Mozny 954-421-4299 Polymer Jewelry Club Wed Margaret Benzacar 954-794-8940 Practice Spanish Club Mon Mary Feldman 954-419-9477 Republican Club ** Gloria Wolff 561-368-5720 Rock & Roll Music Club Sun David Wein 954-725-8355 Senior Softball Club M-F** Paul Surrette 954-734-0880 Senior Support Group Thu Brenda LeVine 561-487-3879 Sewing Group Wed Rita Wyrgatsch 954-571-1645 Shuffleboard Club M-W-T** Shelia Guenard 954-482-9822 65 Social Club Sun Allen Minsky 954-574-0818 Snowbirds Club ** Marsha Inzelbuch 954-570-6791 Social Singles Mon Felicia Prince 954-421-9817 Stained Glass Club Wed, Sun Harry Liner 954-426-4853 Stamp & Coin Club Call** Rafael Vance 954-421-8579 String Group Wed Blanche Wienberg 954-426-4513 Stock Market Club Mon Janine Marks 954-482-0584 Symphony Guild Sched Bea Guccione 954-426-3540 Talking Book Club Tue Marilyn Ball 954-360-9074 Tennis Club Sched ** 3D Art Club Thu Penni Mallen 954-428-6159 U.O.T.S.(True Sisters) Tue Marilyn Asner 954-427-0461 Village Vagabonds Thu Ted Schneider 954-428-0578 Volleyball Club M-W-F** Joe Graf 516-435-6872 Women’s Volleyball Tue & Thu Karen Farr 954- 654-4767 Workers United ** Bob Bender 954-531-1928 Yiddish Club Tue Sheila Sinenberg 954-427-9090 ** Not in Clubhouse
Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members, call Gloria Wolff at 561-368-5720. For action plans for 2012 campaign, also call Gloria Wolff at 561-368-5720. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. September to May. For information, call Norma at 954-428-2386 or 954-571-8673. AMIT Children, Golda Meir Chapter of Deerfield Beach For information, call Ruth Berkovils at 954-428-5788. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November through April) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our website at http://artclubofcve.site.voila.fr/. Artists and non-artists are welcome. For information, call Barbara Nathan Marcus, President (November through April), at 954-596-8812. Astronomy Club begins its meetings in November and meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in General Purpose Room E. For information, call Jerry at 954-4289381 or Norma at 954-480-8938. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women All meetings will be held in the Activity Center and includes board and membership. For further information, contact Dave Polak at 954-420-0096. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the Clubhouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in General Purpose Room E. Study the old and new testaments. All are welcome. For further information, call Cora Woodman, 954-421-2789 or Marion Rosenthal, 561-865-1128. Billiards Ladies and Gentlemen, your tables are waiting. Come in and enjoy the great game of pool. If you are a beginner and require instructions, Martin Feldman will be glad to help. Contact him at 954-419-9477. Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl), Town Center Rd. and Military Trail. All are welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call President Marvin Elias at 561-487-2568 or 954-415-6995. Shelia Guenard is Treasurer. Broward Council of Na’Amat USA (formerly Pioneer Women) meets the fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Na’Amat Council Office, 1721 N. State Road 7, Suite H in Margate. For information, call 954-327-0770. Canadian Club of CVE This club was founded in 1976 as a social club for snowbirds. Many interesting activities, e.g. excursions, theatre
MAY 2013 outings, entertainment and lectures are planned for the members. Longlasting friendships are a side benefit. Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month in the Party Room of the Clubhouse. Come and visit us in the alcove near the Party Room any Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. For additional information, check the website at www.canadianclubcve.com, Channel 99 or telephone Ala Gamulka at 954482-0640. The Catholic Social Club will be active again this year. The meeting will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. in Room GPA at the Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. For more information you can contact Jim O’Neil at 954-571-7931 or Bob Mulligan at 954-428-8343. Century Camera Club meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Room GP-F in the Clubhouse.. For information, call Patty Bender at 908-477-7811. Century Plaza Library Century Village residents average about 15,000 visits there each month. For more information, contact Marian Rosenzweig, 954-428-9197. Chabad of Deerfield Beach Shabbat services are held on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 201 South Military Trail (back gate access from Century Village). Torah study is on Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For information about additional events and classes, please call the Shul at 954-422-1835 or email to ChabadDeerfield@aol.com or check our website at www.ChabadDeerfield.com. Chess Club meets on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room GP-C in the Clubhouse. How long has it been since you have played chess? Its new, a chess club here at CVE for those who enjoy the strategy of chess. We’re hoping for attendees at all levels. Come find a friend and play chess. For more information call Bruce Farr 760-490-2686. Choraleers CVE, President Dr. Robert Griffin and The CVE Choraleers are looking forward to welcoming our Canadian members, our year-round residents, and all CVE vocalists interested in joining The CVE Choraleers. Do you enjoy singing? Then come for an audition. Become a member of our Chorus. You can only pick up your music after you officially join us, by paying a onetime fee of $10. Music Director Bill Weinhaus has prepared a delightful arrangement of songs for our upcoming spring concert, March 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. For additional information contact Esther Abramowitz 954-4218815 or Shirley Green 954-426-2107. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse in General Purpose Room A, November to April. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma at 954-480-8938. Clubhouse Bingo meets 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 for
$1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pay $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information, call Judy at 954-421-2580. Cornerstone Community Baptist Church, Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For information, call 954-421-2530. Coping with Life Changes is a Bereavement and Peer Support Group who meet and gain support and understanding from others who have experienced loss of a loved one. Learn tools to cope with the grief experience, healing and live life again. The group meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon in GP-G. For information call Laura Durant, LCSW, 954-777-5300, ext. 3041.
Dance with Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No charge. For information, call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-698-9240. Deerfield Beach Computer Club The popular Deerfield Beach Computer Club meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Friday except holidays from September through May in the Le Club/Activity Center Room B. First time guests admitted free. $1 per class. The building has WiFi, so bring your smart phone, laptop or tablet to follow along. For more information contact Barry at 954-725-9331 or Julie at 954-570-9470 or go to the club website at www.db-cc.org.
Craft Exchange meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Clubhouse GPC room. Call Sarah Goldstein at 973-748-0992.
Deerfield Beach Democratic Club will now meet the second Monday of every month at 12 noon at Le Club. A light lunch will be served to all members who have paid their dues. Come and meet our interesting speakers. For information, call Bernie Parness, President, at 954-415-5658.
CVE Duplicate Bridge Club games are Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse Card Room B. For information, call Bernice Ruga at 954-698-9741.
Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information, call 954-428-1598.
CVE Fishing Club Salt and fresh water fishing. For more information, call Lucky Mel at 954-684-6881.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 of Deerfield Beach has trained Service Officers to assist you in obtaining benefits that you are entitled to. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO VETERANS FOR THIS HELP! Just call 954-421-6097 to set up an appointment.
CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clubhouse General Purpose Room, November thru March. 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 Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645. CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A, located on the second floor. Membership of $10 entitles you to free coffee and donuts, free lessons, use of club equipment, open play all season and social events. Call Secretary Shelia Guernard at 954-428-9822 or email Larry Norris at email@example.com. CVE Symphony Orchestra Our 65-member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert, each month, from January through March, including professional soloists. We are looking to add more violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-395-5645. CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in our fundraising efforts. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fundraisers can be found in the flyer at the Staff Office, in the Guild’s column in this Reporter or on Channel 99. Become a member of the Guild. Support your orchestra! For further information, contact President Bea Guccione at 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild, contact Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956.
District Council 37 Retirees Next meeting will be held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33436. For information, call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-451-3643. Drum Circle will be in the GPG room every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information, contact Scott Senate at 954-698-0999.
El Club Hispano se reune el segundo Domingo de cada mes en el Salon B del Activity Center de 2:30 a 4:00 de la tarde. Las cuotas son $6 anuales. Unase a nosotros y haga nuevas amistades y ayundenos a planificar actividades. Email for Club is firstname.lastname@example.org. Para mas informacion llamen a Ana al 954-424-6033 o Jane al 954-421-5584. Independent Living first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Elevator Alcove near the theater. Distributes phones for the hearing and sight impaired. For further information, contact Felix Cruz at 954-722-6400. Italian-American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. from October to April 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, 954-421-2406 and Toni Ponto, 954-428-0286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN Jet Setters Singles Club Jet Setters Singles Club the Club was started for widows, widowers and singles in Century Village to meet and find new acquaintances to enrich their lives. We host bus trips, places of interest, shows, beach luncheon parties and offer many exciting monthly activities. The Jet Setters Singles Club allows our CVE singles to enjoy life again after a spouse passes away. We are a kind, friendly group so come join us. The Club meets the third Monday of the month in Music Room B at 1 p.m. We look forward to seeing our previous, as well as new members who wish to join the Jet Setters Singles Group. For more information, call Shirley, 954421-2567 or Sandi, 954-725-5895.
Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at 12 noon in Activity Room B at the rear of Le Club. Use bus No. 5. Interesting programs! For information, call Minerva Katz at 954-427-9902 or Adele at 954 427-4970.
Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary 265 meets the third Sunday of the month in the Activity Room C behind Le Club at 10:30 a.m. Show your support of our troops by joining and getting involved in our numerous programs benefitting our armed forces. We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. For information, call Kitty Cole, 954-360-7956; Richard Rosensveig, 954-426-1960, or Ralph Bell, 954-590-2965. The homeless veterans, both men and women, in South Florida are part of the “wages of war.” Those of us who were fortunate enough to go comparatively unscathed through the battles, both at home and abroad, owe them a debt. This post is conducting a clothing drive to aid them. They need blankets, new underwear and socks, toiletries, outerwear, shoes, rain gear and whatever else you can think of that will help. Please, all items must be clean and in wearable condition, not torn or dirty. All items collected will be delivered to the Veterans Center in West Palm Beach by us. Just a phone call to 954-590-2965 will bring a prompt reply. This post would like to increase its membership. If you are a veteran of any war and are interested, please contact us at the above number.
Hispanic Club meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room B at the Activity Center from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our dues are $6 per year. Come and meet new friends and help us plan club activities. Email for the Club is email@example.com. For information, call Ana at 954-427-6033.
Knights of Pythias Kings Knights Lodge #221, meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Cypress Hammock Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. Parking is available and a collation is served after the meeting. Our meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and for further information call
Emunah of America meets third Wednesday of every month at 12 noon in the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All are cordially welcome. For information about this chapter, call Ina Ciocca, 954-360-0740; Selma, 954-427-8674 or Pearl, 954-426-0189. Friends of Deerfield Beach Arboretum, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum every Friday at 10 a.m., and the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Seminars held at 7 p.m. in Recreation Room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction featuring plants, herbs and trees from our nursery. Refreshments served. All are invited. Volunteers needed to help spread mulch, weed and participate in planting activities. For further information, call 954-480-4494.
PC Larry Hochfeld at 954-721-4833. We welcome all paid up Pythian brothers to join us. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters. If you have an “Itch to Stitch,” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. Kosher Singles A new club for dining, travel and day trips meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room B, first floor. For more information, call 954-480-8958. L’Alliance Francophone CVE Join more than 1800 French-speaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For information, call Jean Leduc 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. L’Alliance Francophone of CVE Si vous parlez Français, joignez-vous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information, appeler Jean Leduc 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information, call Walter Reich at 954-421-6875. Lois Meet Lois Introductions are easy at the meetings of the Lois Club where membership across the nation is solely on a first-name basis. The premise of the Club seems to take hold because the name, while popular in the 1930s and 1940s, went out of style. Lois’ say they don’t often encounter others with the same name so when they do, they’re drawn together. The South Florida Lois Club is fascinating to see how similar we are. Those interested in joining our Lois Club are welcome. For further information, call Lois R. 954-4256922, organizer. Low Vision Support Group meets the forth Tuesday each month, October to April, 10 a.m. in Music Room B. Contact Fran Massel 954-426-1077. Mah Jongg Wednesday 1:30 to 4 p.m., Activity Center, Room B. National Mah Jongg league rules. No money, just drop in. Men and women welcomed. Bring your Mah Jongg set if you have one. Tournaments in the future. Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced players WELCOME. Contact Jean-Luc Belanger, 954-420-9472. Marie’s Cabaret If you like to sing, tell stories and have humor to relate, come visit Marie’s Cabaret every Monday at 6 p.m. in Music Room A or the GPA Room in the Clubhouse. Also, if you play the piano or any other instrument, we welcome you. Visit us, and enjoy an evening of pleasure along with meeting new friends. For further information, call Marie 954-725-1365. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart healthy snacks will be
served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information, call 561-392-3000. Na’Amat USA, Negev/Gila Chapter (Century Village, Deerfield Beach) Information about this organization, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Council of Jewish Women meetings are held at the Clubhouse Room N at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. All are welcome, nonsectarian. For information, call Sylvia Katcher, President, at 954-421-8870, or Betty Swinkin 954-570-9526. Nature Club will meet the second Wednesday of every month from December to March in Clubhouse Room GP-A at 1 p.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips are enjoyed by our members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information, contact Janet Rothkopf at 954-428-3025. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, December-March in Room G in the Clubhouse. For further information, call Rebecca, 954-4260469 (NY number 914-779-3467) or Jackie, 954-596-4916 (NY number 631-979-8075). New Book Discussion Group Are you interested in having a stimulating discussion? Are you looking for some intellectual activity? Join the New Book Discussion Group for thought provoking discussions. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse in Music Room B. For additional information please contact Hy Rosenblum at 954419-9554. New Covenant Church on the Lake celebration service every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with children/student ministries available. Dinner is served, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For further information, call the Church Office at 954-781-3170. New Horizons Church of Deerfield worship service at 10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the Church at 954-427-3045. New York Transit Retirees of Florida meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Centura Park Clubhouse, 2395 N. W. 36th Ave., Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your pension and medical benefits. For information, call 561-479-2149. North East Focal Point Senior Center: Adult Day Care Service, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-480-4463. Yoga Lite every Monday at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance Lessons every Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness Program, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 noon to 1 p.m. ($10 donation per month) “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting Class
every Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Self Empowerment Support Group every Wednesday at 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/ intermediate, every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginner Computer Lessons offered, one-on-one, at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Michelle Flower at 954-480-4447 and assist in Floral Arrangements. Volunteer Opportunities, contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447.
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 Felicia 954-421-9817 or Irene 954-571-5004.
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach. Daily Mass, Monday to Friday at 9 a.m.; Saturday Vigil at 4 p.m.; Sunday Masses at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. by Rev. Kenneth Whittaker. For further information, call 954-421-3246.
South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information, call Gladys or Evelyn at 954-429-0455.
Ping Pong Club Intermediate/ Advanced ping pong players wanted for doubles and singles games, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily. Come or call Rudy Mozny 954-421-4299. Poetry Study and Discussion Group Poetry heals! It can relieve boredom, anxiety, depression, loneliness and more. Come and see. The group meets Mondays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Howard at 954-571-7148. Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses at 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. only. Vigil Masses at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m., Confessions on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call the Church at 954-427-2225. Senior Support Group is here to give the support you need. We pledge confidentiality. Thursdays, 1:45 to 3 p.m., Room C in the Clubhouse, provided by the Center for Group Counseling and sponsored by the United Way of Palm Beach County. For more information, call 561-483-5300 Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road just south of Palmetto Park Road. Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Gift Shop is now open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone is welcome. For further information, call Helen Hagler at 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman at 954-725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. A mini lunch is served, followed by an interesting program. For further information, call the Temple Office at 954-421-7060. Sixty-Five Social Club Come join us if you are a couple and like to be active and enhance your lifestyle, our Club affords the opportunities of meeting new friends, going on many different cruises, experiencing many restaurants, as well as day trips to museums, casino gambling, shows and theaters, weekends away and mystery trips. All couples of any age are welcome. Don’t waste another minute. For information, call Lillian at 954-360-2941. Social Singles If you are young at heart, this is the club for you. We are a club that enjoys going to shows,
Softball Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call William Brooker at 561-702-2081.
South Florida Harmonica Club Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month November-March at 10 a.m. in GP-E. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954-426-4853. Stock Market Discussion Club meets the first and third Monday of each month at 10 a.m., GP-E, November-April. Exchange information about stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and bonds. No fee involved. For further information, call Janine at 954-482-0584. Supervisory Bridge meets in Card Room B in the Clubhouse on Friday only 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning the first Friday of December and will end in March. $1 fee per person. We supply partners and cards. For further information call Irving Ruga 954-698-9741. Talking Book Club The JBL Library, in conjunction with the Low Vision Group in CVE, is forming a monthly Talking Book Club. Each participant will receive the same audio book. A representative for the JBL Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse, Music Room B. For information, call Marilyn Ball 954-360-9074. Tai-Chi The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress. Temple Beth Israel is a Conservative, Egalitarian Congregation, with minyan services held on Monday and Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. Rabbi Craig Ezring conducts Saturday morning services at 9 a.m. followed by a Shabbat Kiddush. The Temple has a circulating library of books on Jewish topics as well as current fiction and reference books such as the Encyclopedia Judaica. The library also has an ongoing book sale; hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Friday by appointment. For information, call the office at 954-421-7060.
MAY 2013 Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. in the Activity Center by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows services every week. For additional information, call President Marvin Schmier, 954-570-3316.
at 954-360-7080 for more information about specific classes we offer.
The Theosophical Society of Deerfield, located at 831 SE 9th Street, phone number 954-420-0908, offers a free Sunday Speaker’s Forum every week from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, we have many interesting classes during the day and evenings, also without charge. To obtain a free, quarterly bulletin, call the lodge at the above number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE resident,
United Federation of Teachers/Retired Teachers Chapter meetings are at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. west of Jog in Delray Beach. For further information, call Hilda Cohen at 954-428-6805.
The Village Vagabonds dance band plays Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Music Room B from January through April. For information, call Ted at 954-428-0578.
Volleyball for Women Club meets Tuesday and Thursday at the volleyball courts at 4 p.m. Contact Karen Farr at 954-654-4767.
United Order of True Sisters All are welcome. For information, about UOTS contact President Marilyn Asner, 954-427-0461 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, at 954-5709526. Waves (Navy gals) meet every month on the first Saturday, 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954-427-7119. We Care of CVE is still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) only. Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675.
Workers United Club (Union retirees and friends). Contact Ann Jackson after 3 p.m. at 954-721-5789, for information about future meetings. Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at South County Civic Center on Jog Rd. For information, call Miriam Guz at 561-495-7378. Yiddish Club of CVE Speak and improve your Yiddish. Have fun with Yiddish humor and more. All levels invited. Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in GPE from October through April. For information, call Sheila at 954-427-9090.
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The Sporting Life
2013 CVE Shuffleboard Playoffs Text & Photo by HARRY JAMES KILFOYLE
t was déjà vu in the 2013 CVE Shuffleboard Championship with Larry Norris defeating Gonz Tremblay in the final event on March 20. The Shuffleboard Finale featured playoffs among the top eight players, four from the elite Top 12 Players’ League and four from the A League. Six of the eight players won trophies and entry to the Club’s Honor Board at the Shuffleboard Clubhouse. Norris became the first champion to win back-to-back shuffleboard titles; and he did it defeating the same challenger, Tremblay, last year and now again in 2013. In both wins, the outcomes were in doubt until the final frame. Tremblay led the Top 12 Shuffleboard Players to qualify for the 2013 Club Championship, with 19 points. Norris finished second in the preliminaries with 15 points, followed by Alan Brigell with 14 points and Mike Santangelo with 13 points. In round one, Norris gained the Top 12 Finals by defeating Brigell, and Tremblay defeated Santangelo.
The victories advanced both Norris and Tremblay to the Championship Finale. Brigell won third place on the strength of a win over Santangelo who previously won the A championship in 2012; it was seesaw battle right to the end. In the A playoffs, veteran, Frank Di Lembo, took the top prize defeating Henriette Kilfoyle in the final. She gained the final by defeating Eugene Mentz, while Di Lembo defeated David Harris. Harris rebounded to take third place by defeating Mentz in the A Division final game. The Top 12 playoffs were close because the top four players were only separated by six points after the preliminary round held in March. The finalists played 11 games before advancing to the Championship round. This season, Jimi Norris and Patsy Lovelace became the first ladies to advance to the Top 12, a division dominated by men; neither lady advanced to the finale. The playoffs were held during the CVE Shuffleboard picnic
L – R Champion and President, Larry Norris, runner-up Gonz Tremblay. and barbecue on March 20. Larry Norris announced at the Club’s final meeting, on April 5, that he would serve a third term as President of the CVE Shuffleboard Club. Also returning were Vice-President
Branko Jovanovich and Treasurer Shelia Guenard. Norris said the 2013 season was a success with a good playoff and a growth in membership. The Club has attracted 45 players to the
competitive playoffs on Monday and Wednesday mornings, beginning in January. Hoss Collar, a social event, is held every Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Norris said the shuffleboard event is a chance to meet members of the Club. It also allows newcomers to play the game in a non-competitive atmosphere. Norris noted that people interested in shuffleboard, early in the 2013-2014 season, can play with members who stay year-round in Century Village, in the morning between 9 and 11 o’clock in November and December. Membership costs $10 and members can play using the courts starting in November-December. The Club holds regular meetings the first Friday of the month, beginning in November, in Room A on the second floor. Regular meetings are scheduled the first Friday in each month, beginning at 10 a.m., until April. The Club also holds two picnics during the regular season, which begins competitive play in January. Coffee and doughnuts are also served to members during the regular season.
Two Gold Medal Winners in CVE Text and photo By STELLA CORTIJO
udos are extended to Stan Kornfeld and Vicki Haghighat for coming home with gold medals on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. They competed in separate swimming events in the Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Center at the West Palm Beach Senior Games. Stan (a seasonal resident from NY) and Vicki (a seasonal resident from California) are part-time residents of Durham X. Both have competed in the past: Vicky once about nine years ago, but this is Stan’s sixth competition since January, 2008. In January, 2004, Vicki swam in the Senior Games at the Fort Lauderdale
Hall of Fame where Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Spitz swam. She received two Silver Medals for swimming a 50-yard freestyle and a 50yard backstroke. Stan’s interest in swimming began when he was a lifeguard in Far Rockaway while attending Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 2008, as a snowbird in CVE, Stan entered the Broward County 18th Annual South Florida Senior Games for males and females 50 years and older in different sports, including swimming. At age 72, Stan received a Silver Medal by coming in second in the backstroke in
the 70-74 age group. In 2009, at age 73, he entered five different swimming races in Broward County’s 19th Annual South Florida Senior Games and came home with five medals. In 2011, at age 75, Stan competed twice in the 75-79 age group: First in the 22nd Annual Delray Beach Senior Games where he won four Gold Medals and one Silver Medal in three different swimming events and second in the Palm Beach Gardens Senior Games where he won six medals. At age 76, Stan entered the 24th Annual Delray Beach Senior Games on Feb. 14, 2013 and won four Gold Medals in the 75-79 age group. His most recent
(l-r) Vicki Haghighat, Stan Kornfeld and Kitty Kessler. achievement was at the Palm Beach Gardens Senior Games on April 2, 2013 where once
again he was awarded six medals. Although many years had passed since Vicki competed, she got enough courage to enter the swimming competition in the 65-69 age group in the Palm Beach Gardens Senior Games. She was rewarded by receiving three Gold Medals. On April 6, 2013, Stan swam one mile in a swimalong charity event to raise funds for Gilda’s Club for families living with cancer. Stan’s accomplishments should be an inspiration to seniors who are in good physical condition to pursue any sport they prefer regardless of age.
Y–O–G–U–R-T By SY BLUM, Associate Editor
t’s all over the place. You must be aware that the dairy shelves in your favorite supermarket have been taken over by an ancient (the origin of yogurt is unknown) food product that is rapidly becoming a mainstay in the diet of more and more people; consequently, it is somewhat more difficult to find sour cream, cottage cheese, etc. – products that used to dominate the dairy shelves. For a long time, my wife Bernice has consumed a cup of the stuff for lunch every day; I gave it no heed and passed it off as just another food fad. It was only after reading a story of how a Kurdish farmer’s son (more on this later) became a billionaire by starting his own yogurt business that I decided to seriously delve into the subject. I was astonished to learn that yogurt is most certainly more than a food fad. It has been a staple of the diets of countries worldwide for centuries and with good reason. Here are just some of them: Yogurt is easier to digest than milk. The culturing process makes it so. Yogurt contributes to colon health. There is a medical truism that states, “You are only as healthy as your colon.” When eating yogurt,
you care for your colon. Yogurt contains lactobacteria, intestine-friendly bacterial cultures that foster a healthy colon, and even lower the risk of colon cancer. Yogurt improves the bioavailability of other nutrients. Culturing of yogurt increases the absorption of calcium and B-vitamins. Yogurt can boost immunity. The bacterial cultures in yogurt have been shown to stimulate infectionfighting white cells in the bloodstream. Some studies have shown yogurt cultures to contain a factor that has anti-tumor effects in experimental animals. Yogurt aids healing after intestinal infections. Some viral and allergic gastrointestinal disorders injure the lining of the intestines, especially the cells that produce lactase; this results in temporary lactose malabsorption problems. This is why children cannot tolerate milk for a month or two after an internal infection. Yogurt is also an excellent source of protein, can lower cholesterol and is considered a “grow” food. There are more, but the foregoing should you give you an idea of the health benefits of yogurt: Basically and simply, yogurt is made from fresh
milk with added live bacteria; specifically, streptococcus thermophilus and lacto bacillus bulgaris (among others) that act under controlled conditions to convert milk to yogurt. The many variations of making yogurt all start from this function. Suffice to say that all indications strongly suggest that yogurt is good for you. Yogurt is used in many different ways in many parts of the
studying political science at the University of Ankara, he migrated to the United States in 1994 and enrolled at the University of Albany in 1997. Upon the advice of his father he started a feta cheese company called Euphrates in 2002. In 2005, he acquired an abandoned Kraft yogurt factory in Central New York and named it Chobani. He hired several of the former Kraft employees including the “yo-
world. Here in America, one of the most popular commercial yogurts on the market is a comparative newcomer called Chobani. To me, the way this came about is a most interesting story and sort of parallels success stories of other young brilliant entrepreneurs, many from overseas. The founders of Google and Facebook come to mind. Handi Ulukaya was born in 1972 to a Kurdish farm family in Erzican, Turkey. After
gurt master” and launched his brand in 2007. The word is an Anglicized spelling of the Persian chobban, meaning “shepherd” (literally he who carries a stick – something shepherds traditionally do.) His timing could not have been more perfect. He was one of the beneficiaries of the growth of strained yogurt (known as Greek yogurt in the United States.) Straining the yogurt removes some
Please DO NOT feed the ducks at the pool areas It’s so tempting to want to feed the wildlife. It makes us feel good. The reality is the ducks come looking for a free meal at the pool areas. They are making a mess in the pools as well as on the decks. This is a health hazard and an inconvenience to everyone as the pool and/or pool areas have to be closed and cleaned and the pool treated for the feces that has gotten into the pool. Remember – food IN equals something unpleasant OUT!
of the liquid and makes the resulting product thicker, condensing the nutrients. Today, this former Kurdish farm boy finds himself the employer of over 1,200 employees and his Chobani is the top-selling brand of yogurt in this country. He recently opened a $450 million, one million square-foot facility employing more than 300 people in Twin Falls, Idaho. He also has launched his product overseas. His first stop was New South Wales in 2011. He stated the reason is that Australians are passionate about food; a Canadian launch followed shortly after. Chobani Yogurt is also available in the U.K. And to carry this unique story further, in this age of mega-conglomerates and the frenzied buying up of smaller companies, Hamdi Ulukaya is the sole owner of this rapidly growing enterprise. He can often be seen walking through his factories offering advice and suggestions as he goes. His net worth is estimated at over $1 billion. Among his other awards, Hamdi Ulukaya won the National Entrepreneurial Success of the Year Award for 2012 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. To end this column on a personal note, I am changing over from my traditional sandwich at lunch to – you guessed it, a cup of delicious yogurt. How about you?
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Avoirdupois By HELENE WAYNE
ometimes you find that watching television can be really educational. I enjoy watching the program Millionaire on weekday mornings. I find that the questions they ask the contestants are things that I have never even heard of before and some, of course, are ones that I too could have made some money on. Today they had a young
lady contestant that told about her college education and her job that required much in the way of smarts. In other words, her credentials sounded really great. One of the questions was mathematical and required an answer multiplying by a ton. Her response was that a ton is either 3000 or 2000 pounds. She did the math and came up with the correct answer. The hostess of the show told
her that she was right that a ton is 3000 pounds.
Okay, so yours truly had a conversation with myself and wondered why for so many years I was under the impression that a ton is 2000 pounds. Of course, you know that at this point out came Mr. Webster’s dictionary. I had to find out if I was losing it. This is what I read: “It is a weight equal to 20 hundred weights of 2,240 pounds, avoirdupois, (the long ton used in Great Britain.) A weight equal to 2000 pounds avoirdupois is the short ton used in the United States, Canada and
South Africa. AVOIRDUPOIS is a system of weight in which a pound contains sixteen ounces. (This was also from Mr. Webster.) So I guess our elementary school teachers that told us that a ton equals 2000 pounds did a really good job. Okay, “Avoirdupois” is our word for today; use it ten times and it will be yours forever. Just remember, we were RIGHT - one ton equals 2000 pounds.
The Black Snake By ESTHER SHAKED LESZCZYK
black thin snake shares the ground floor with the residents of Harwood E, sticking out its long tongue to smell food, hunting on the gray lizards that roam the area. It appeared from nowhere, maybe because the condominium majestically stands by the green quiet lake. The Coluber Constrictor Priapius, commonly known as the Southern Black Racer, is one of the more common subspecies of non-venomous Coluber Constrictor snakes in the Southern U.S. The name priapius refers to the proximal spines of the hemipenes being much enlarged into basal hooks which increases the chances of sightings. They will eat almost any animal that they can overpower including rodents, frogs, toads and lizards. They have been known to charge at people in an attempt to frighten
them but will usually retreat if challenged. Members of these species generally do not tolerate handling, even after months in captivity and will typically strike and flail wildly every time they are handled. These snakes are thin with a black jack dorsal side with a gray belly and white chin; they are quite fast giving them the name racer. The Black Constrictor’s average size is 20 to 56 inches; the record is 72 inches. Range: throughout most of Florida. The Racer is more likely to suffocate or crush its victim into the ground rather than coiling around it in typical constrictor fashion. Man remains the biggest enemy of the black racer; many are killed on highways and many are intentionally killed out of fear. Michelle Frier, from South Florida Wildlife Centre, said: “The black snake is probably
a black racer, a very common garden snake that is non-venomous and harmless. They are as common as the birds in the sky.” In Africa, a black snake is a deadly one; the famous black mamba is one of the deadliest reptiles on planet earth. The Black Mamba, also called the Common Black Mamba or Black-Mouthed Mamba, is the longest venomous snake in Africa, averaging around 2.5 to 3.2 meters in length (8.2 to 20 feet) and sometimes growing to lengths of 4.45 meters (14.6 feet). Its scientific name is Dendroaspis Polylepis; it is named for the black color of the inside of the mouth rather than the color of its scales which varies from dull yellowish-green to a gun-metal gray. It is also the fastest snake in the world, capable of moving at 4.3 to 5.4 meters per second (16/20 km/h - 10-12 mph). The Black Mamba has a reputation of being very
aggressive but it usually attempts to flee from humans like most snakes, unless it is threatened. Without a rapid and vigorous anti-venom therapy, a bite from a Black Mamba is almost always fatal. By the lake of Harwood E also live black ducks that swim in the calm water; black and white storks fly in the air, landing sometimes on the green grass searching for worms; dark gracious eagles stay put by the edge of the water and you will usually see four of them on one side of the lake and another group of four in the opposite direction. Once we even got lucky
to watch a beautiful white eagle landing on one of the tall trees, which makes one guess where all the squirrels disappeared. A pair of dark, silky otters swim and fish in the lake, diving in and out of the greenish water. Harold Rothman, a resident of the complex, reacted about the new visitor in the area: “I really don’t have any comment, sorry.” Others suggested calling Security. It is suggested not to attempt to catch a black racer and leave it to the professionals. If you have any questions, please call South Florida Wildlife Centre at 954-524-4302 extension 10. Their hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
Household Hints Uses for WD-40 • It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor. Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks. • Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly. Use WD-40. • Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill. • Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing. • Removes tomato stains from clothing. • Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close. • Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles as well as vinyl bumpers. • Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles. • Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans. • Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons and bicycles for easy handling.
Tips for Traveling Prepare Documentation A government passport is accepted as the highest level of identification by federal TSA security officers. If you do not already have a passport, consider applying for such months prior to your travel. Your local post office will have the application forms; or you can go online to access the information and forms. Official photographs are available at AAA offices and at many large drug and department stores. Personal photos are not acceptable. Two copies of the photograph must be sent with your application.
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Florida law requires drivers to STOP when a person is in or attempting to cross the street at a marked pedestrian crosswalk until the person has cleared the crosswalk. The same goes for when pedestrians are not yet at the point where they are crossing your lane – if they are in the crosswalk at all, you must stop . You must remain STOPPED while the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which your vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
Bicycle rules for sidewalk-crosswalk use: • Must yield to pedestrian on sidewalk or crosswalk. • Must give “audible warning” when overtaking a pedestrian on sidewalk or crosswalk. • Must comply with bicycle user requirements that apply generally , e.g., requirement that “Every bicycle in use between sunset and sunrise shall be equipped with a lamp…[etc.]“.
The Law in Florida is CLEAR:
Most crosswalks are marked by painted lines and a yellow sign with an image of a person walking. Outside the Village, some signs are marked “YIELD,” which means a driver must STOP COMPLETELY for pedestrians – not just slow down. Drivers: • Drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. This means stopping when necessary to let a pedestrian cross. • Drivers may not overtake other drivers stopped at a crosswalk • Drivers must yield even if there are no pavement markings at the crossing. • Turning vehicles must yield to pedestrians crossing on a green light or with the WALK signal. Pedestrians: Make crosswalks work for you! Follow these rules. • Wait for the walk signal. • At crosswalks without traffic signals, place only one foot off the curb in the street. • Wait for the cars to stop. • NEVER, NEVER STEP IN FRONT OF A MOVING VEHICLE! • Keep looking for oncoming vehicles as you cross each lane • Keep looking from side to side and over your shoulder for turning vehicles as you cross. • Thank drivers with a friendly wave.
We need your help to make our Village safer for pedestrians of all ages.
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Pedestrians: At night wear light, reflective clothing.
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Plan for Security Checkpoints If in a wheelchair at transportation centers, access to and through TSA (Transportation Security Administration) security may actually be quicker than through the long line of other travelers. Brief the TSA about any medical conditions that would set off alarms, such as surgical hip and knee implants. To avoid unwanted delays, get a physician’s statement about the implanted steel and make sure the senior has that documentation with them. Oftentimes, personnel will ask you to step aside and perform a wand screening, rather than passing through the sensors. Dress in easily-removed (but safe) walking shoes. Security will probably want them removed.
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There is a “NO TURN ON RED” sign on Powerline Rd. at West Gate
West Drive entrances have also been equipped to allow entrance by non-residents to reduce the vehicle load on the main gate entrance (Hillsboro Blvd.). Residents without a bar code will be stopped by Security and asked to show their Resident I.D. Card at each of the three (3) entrances.
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The new Security System recognizes resident’s bar code, identifies the resident in the resident database, records the date and time of entry, and photographs the vehicles license tag while comparing the information collected with the information on file. The old green sticker does not
provide this functionality and security has no way of knowing if the vehicle bearing the sticker has been sold to a nonresident, or even who the vehicle belongs to. Residents are encouraged to purchase a bar code sticker for each of their vehicles to expedite entry through the three (3) entrances.
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There is really only one rule to Sudoku: Fill in the game board so that the numbers 1 through 9 occur exactly once in each row, column, and 3x3 box. The numbers can appear in any order and diagonals are not considered. Your initial game board will consist of several numbers that are already placed. Those numbers cannot be changed. Your goal is to fill in the empty squares following the simple rule above.
Sudoku doesn’t require any special math skills or calculations. It is a simple and fun game of logic -- all that’s needed is brains and concentration.
1. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each row. 2. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each column. 3. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each 3x3 box. 4. A complete Sudoku puzzle contains the numbers 1 through 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box. Hint: Start with a square that only has three numbers missing. Look at surrounding squares and grids to see which numbers you need to fill that 3x3 grid. SOLUTION ON PAGE 31-B
JUMBLE By CHARLES K. PARNESS
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CRYPTOGRAM By CHARLES K. PARNESS
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SOLUTION ON PAGE 31-B
Cooke’s Look at Books By RICHARD WILLIAM COOKE
A monthly look at books of interest – new and, occasionally, not-so-new, fiction and nonfiction – available at local libraries, bookstores and from online booksellers
ruth in Advertising
By John Kenney, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 308 Pages, $24.99 If you haven’t yet caught up with TV’s Mad Men series or somehow missed the 1957 film, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? not to worry. John Kenney’s dazzling new novel, Truth in Advertising, delivers possibly the best ever, most pitch-perfect look at the absurd, high-stakes, pressurecooker, daily life of the advertising agency business and the people who run it. Although all readers will love this novel, it’s one of the few really good stories told entirely in a man’s voice. This tale of damaged, broken Finbar Dolan, a mildly successful advertising agency mid-level executive, is so brilliantly and sensitively written that even male readers will find themselves helplessly moved to tears – yes, tears – by its final chapter. The book is that good. Finbar ( everyone calls him Fin) escaped his Irish, bluecollar Boston upbringing to hopefully, carve out a career at Lauderbeck, Kline & Vanderhosen, a Madison Avenue ad agency. His days revolve around one of the agency’s most important accounts, a disposable diaper. Fin tells himself he is happy, but actually he is lost and lonely and his life is a mess. He recently called off a wedding and is now, just days before Christmas, forced to cancel a long-postponed vacation to write, produce and edit a Super Bowl commercial in record time. It gets worse. His once abusive father, who left the family 25 years ago, is dying and alone. Neither his brothers nor sister intend to visit or help.
He cannot erase the childhood memory of his mother’s tragic, sudden death. Accident? Suicide? His “work wife,” Phoebe, his job and his small New York apartment are the only constants in his life. And he’s facing his fortieth birthday. In hilarious, insightful, sardonic fashion, Fin gradually finds the courage to admit he’s falling for Phoebe, that it’s time to question the life-choices he’s made, and to at last tell the truth about his past. Wickedly funny, honest and deeply moving, Truth in Advertising is, irresistible.
lea Market Jesus
By Arthur E. Farnsley II, Cascade Books, 120 Pages, $16, Paperback This book is not about flea markets; it isn’t even about Jesus. In this new book, author Farnsley, professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, writes about those people who try hardest to separate themselves from institutions: flea market dealers, a group he calls “America’s most solitary and alienated entrepreneurs.” Why a book about flea market dealers? Because, writes Farnsley, this “entire sub-culture of white Midwesterners – working class, middle class and poor – are gathered together in a uniquely American celebration of guns and frontier life. They voice today’s frustration toward business, politics and especially, religion.” While the book is not about the Tea Party, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the Christian Right or the NRA, it strives to shed light on all of these by highlighting the potent combination of mistrust, resentment and personal liberty that the author says is “too often kept in the shadows of discourse among educated elites.” Flea market dealers and their like, fend off both political party affiliations and ideological labels.
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They are not on anybody’s side because, as they see it, nobody is really on their side. Why is this important? The author says that America will inevitably move in the direction of greater government regulation and a greater share of the Gross Domestic Product, passing through governments’ hands. But social life is moving in the direction of greater mechanical connectedness and interdependence, forcing outsiders to feel even more and more at sea. Will a fraction of the alienated “guns, God and gays” crowd rebel through political or economic activism? Or will they and everyone else, flea market entrepreneurs, included, muddle through discontentedly?
ntil the End of Time
By Danielle Steel, Delacorte Press, 323 Pages, $28 Remarkably, Danielle Steel is still churning out bestsellers at the rate of at least two or three per year. At last count, she’s authored over 80 novels, and over 600 million copies of her books are in print worldwide. At an author’s royalty of even $1 per copy sold, well, you do the math. Her latest effort, Until the End of Time, has garnered unusually positive reviews from both critics and readers. It is the story of two different couples who lived thirty-eight years apart. It helps if you believe in reincarnation, or the deceased winding up as stars side by side in the sky, together forever. But one should hastily add, this book is still a good read even if you find those possibilities too sappy. Those who read Steel’s novels aren’t expecting Tolstoy, after all. The first couple are New Yorkers Bill and Jenny. Much in love, they are on the fast
track to big-city success, he as a young lawyer working at his family’s prestigious firm, she as a stylist who creates and runs fashion shows for major design houses. They live the good life with all that New York success, incomes and celebrity allow. However, Bill is restless and unhappy in his law career, not least because it is one his well-known, well-placed family essentially chose for him. He decides to follow his heart and enter the ministry, ultimately accepting the pastorate of a tiny church in rural Wyoming. Jenny chooses to follow Bill and leave the milieu and life she loves to join him. The adjustment for both is challenging – much more for Jenny than for Bill – but together they succeed in adapting to their new life and what’s more, succeed in building a strong, loving, growing congregation. Then there’s Robert - two decades later, a hardworking book publisher in Manhattan looking for one big, hit novel to publish. A manuscript, hand-written by Lillibet, a young Amish woman, lands on his desk. Robert falls in love with the manuscript – and, eventually, the author, even though she lives far outside New York in a sequestered religious community that still lives as if in the seventeenth century. Author Steel winds the separate stories of those two couples together in totally unexpected and surprising ways, creating a riveting story that even occasional readers of hers will find most satisfying.
By Justin Cronin, Ballantine Books, 568 Pages, $28 This hotly-anticipated follow-up to author Cronin’s wildly successful 2010 The Passage, follows the same cast of characters as they navigate
the post-apocalyptic world of the future following the unprecedented catastrophe that ended his previous novel – a catastrophe caused by a government experiment gone horribly wrong. As The Twelve opens, the man-made apocalypse continues to unfold as three strangers seek to navigate the chaos. One of them, Lila, a doctor and expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves, frightenly, around her. Kittridge, a character known to the world as “Last Stand in Denver,” has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the horribly infected people all around him. Armed, but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far, he continues to try to escape the danger and devastation that is everywhere. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother through the landscape of death and ruin. These three will learn that they have not been fully abandoned – and in that connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights. And there are more than enough of those. Amy, another character from Cronin’s first novel, and the others fight on for humankind’s salvation, unaware that the rules have changed. The enemy has evolved and a new dark order has arisen with a vision of the future infinitely more horrifying than man’s extinction. If you are a lover of sciencefiction and futuristic novels, this gripping tale is tailormade for you. For others less so inclined, this new novel, at nearly 600 dense but expertly plotted and brilliantly well-written pages, may require more commitment to finish than you can muster.
The CVE Choraleers By ESTHER ABRAMOWITZ fingers fly across the keys “FANTASTIC! OUTSTANDING!!!” So said the audience during and after the CVE Choraleers presented a most successful yearly concert on March 14, 2013. We had many new and very talented soloists on our Clubhouse Theater Stage, embellishing our choral singing. Each number was introduced by our own Rob Wexler. Bill Weinhaus, our director, producer, and accompanist, played a piano solo, Sabre Dance. Watching his
creating such a magnificent sound was a wonderful treat. Another “special,” our violin virtuoso, Rand Bella, not only accompanied many of our performers, he and Bill Weinhaus presented a magnificent version of Vittorio Montis’ Czardas. Choraleer Ted Schneider played Misty on his trumpet, sang and played a character from My Fair Lady opposite Esther Drucker who sang Just You Wait, ‘Enry ‘Iggins… Just You Wait!
Dixie Lee and her husband Perry Chochinov showed their graceful dancing to Begin the Beguine. So many varied and excellent talents entertained us. This year has witnessed a spectacular growth and expansion of musical artistry among the Choraleers. Have you considered your own talents and considered joining us? We begin practicing in November for our next show in mid-March, 2014. For information, contact: Esther at 954-421-8815.
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CVE Clubhouse Library News By BARBARA NATHAN MARCUS There is a new book in the CVE Library called Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon. Ten years ago, the author was on a sort of quest, more to find himself than anything else. He began inside his own head and created an indepth work of nonfiction. Not judgmental, he writes deeply human narratives. He interviewed about 300 families with care, sympathy and respect. “The children I describe
have conditions that are alien to their parents,” he says of this stubborn and compendious inquiry. “They are deaf or dwarfs; they have Down’s syndrome, autism, schizophrenia or multiple severe disabilities; they are prodigies; they are people who are conceived in rape or commit crimes; they are transgender.” Each of these groups is given a chapter to itself. And each chapter, like a series of
The Puzzler By CHARLES K. PARNESS
Quick Unit Sales Eight extremely energetic real estate salesmen sold eight units in Century Village East in exactly eight days. Mr. Brown, the owner of the real estate agency, gave a nice bonus to Nick, the Sales Manager. Unfortunately, one of the salesmen left to work for another real estate company. Mr. Brown then asked Nick, his Sales Manager, the following question: “Working at the same rate of sales that the eight salesmen accomplished, how long would it take for the seven remaining salesmen to sell seven units in CVE?” Can you help Nick answer his boss? The Solution to Puzzler – can be found on page 33-B.
discrete books, involves up to a dozen tales of how particular children have challenged their parents and the author with what they know of life and love. It is a book that I have not completed reading: it is close to 1000 pages, but I will own it and not read it on my Kindle. I will refer to it simply because Solomon points out, “All offspring are startling to their parents.” He starts with “There is no such thing as reproduction.” In other words,
we may reproduce ourselves, but we do not reproduce ourselves. Bravo for Solomon. He states that our children are always importantly more different from us than they are alike. Of course, he is totally correct. He demands we count the ways. “I started this book to forgive my parents and ended it by becoming a parent,” Solomon writes, armed with the only lesson, beyond humility, he has learned and conveyed
with certainty, that “parenting is no sport for perfectionists.” Have a wonderful time here at CVE, enjoy the Library. We have more new books this month, by Jeffrey Archer, Clive Cussler, Miriam Karmel, and Harlan Coban. Go on, give them a try!! Enjoy your leisure. If you have some extra time, do consider giving some of it to help the family of friends who run our Library. It is so rewarding. Until next month!!
Seduction of the Sea
Obituaries of Time
I sat upon a lonely white beach feeling so sad, no one in my reach.
The jowls drop Premonitions of time and place Stealth solstices Evaluations of celestial sonatas Life’s rhythms Evolution Choreography under neon skies Genuflection to the circus clowns Good Samaritans being nice Life cycles, through invisible impulses Dreamscapes Beating tambourines Genesis to Exodus Cain and Abel’s death authenticity Life’s temporary rented altars A trampoline of Time Migratory years Decades lament A map of generations Life’s lacerations Desolation fortune tellers Progeny Accolades Open wounds ignite Flesh burns Funeral pyres Toxins Entreaties to Hashem Worn out shoes Remunerate the past Decorum’s end Armageddon Another Holocaust Shiva Mourning plates Bagels and cream cheese Lox Kiddush The transmigration of the soul Jesus Christ Meshiach Messiah The second coming ~MARVIN HERSHORN
While gazing out into the Sea, I realized looking out How vast that sea could be. I watched the waves hurl towards the shore galloping over and over and again once more.
Then the wave flirted and winked toward me And beckoned me to come out to the sea. I upped off the sand and strolled into the sea. Oh, how the sea seemed to want me. Go further I went and followed the wave did I and turn and flowed into the wave, oh my!
I rolled and rolled around in glee. The wave kept coming back to me.
What fun, what a glorious happy day when the sea and I began to play. Not lonely, not lonely anymore, because the sea and I started to explore.
Its foam kissed my lonely, eager lip, I’ve fallen in love with the Sea and all its tricks… ~ SANDI LEHMAN
Words and Deeds
Let me not walk above the ground As I trod each precious day. I listen but I hear no sound As I peer about the silent bay. What does it mean when I hear no sound As the wind brings in the tide. Many hair-brained theories surely abound. Could my awareness have died? What will my ultimate judgment be? Did I leave footprints in the sands of time? Will the gates of heaven be open to me Just because I made a few words rhyme? I think not as I add the score Though words can soothe and heal. It’s deeds that matter so much more. When the deed is done we know it’s real. ~ELI COHEN
I Know Not Why
I know not why the demons drive They push and prod their tridents deep Into my flesh, my bones, my marrow They burn my mind and banish sleep. When I find a place to rest To bathe my wounds, restore my sight They attack again with fiendish zest To drive me to the black of night.
And so I reel from pole to pole To touch, to taste, but nothing more Who cursed my fate and damned my soul To Don Juan hell forevermore. - MARTIN BOLTAX
My Daughter, Myself
I taught my daughter things when she was very small. Now she shows me new things that I never knew at all. I cooked and shopped for her and fed her all her meals. Now that she’s a mommy she gives me her recipes and great shopping deals.
She knows this, she knows that. She watches her weight, exercises and walks and eats so healthy, too. She tells me what foods I should eat and what is good for you.
I’m so proud of her. How did she get so smart and knows everything about what to do? When I ask her this, she says, “Mom, I learned it all from you!” ~ SANDI LEHMAN
Think of me as your personal goose let loose to the open sky.
I will spread my wings for you, fall into formation for you in order to head north to the mouth of migration’s shore.
Each wing-beat knows it must repeat the path once more,
complete as the V pointing homeward, wherever that may be. ~ RONA SHEFLER HEFT
I have witnessed the veneer Of scratched off lives, with nothing new Under the sun Exposing their ordinary surface The uneventful vibes of swan songs Going out self-pitying, speaking in sad tremulous tones Too insular, pedantic and hectoring Why not look at whys? Why Gershwin wrote Rhapsody in Blue Why God parted the Red Sea? Why the meek shall not inherit the earth? Why Hobbs argued “life is solitary, short, brutish and nasty” As people heave, creak, toss and weave their lives away Like a subconscious ship adrift on the high seas, in a Lifescapes storm Human flotsam and jetsam within serendipitous incarnations Being focused and linear, embracing exceptionalism Seeking an ecstatic loss of self, in an auditory world Sound heaven is someone’s purgatory Assuage angst by being proud of your otherness Like Russian Nesting Dolls, dancing alone ~ MARVIN HERSHORN
SAFE HOME CHECKLIST Start the year right.
Make your home safe by checking each item below.
numbers by every phone. Numbers must be large and clear enough to be seen from a distance.
Keep a first aid kit
handy and know how to use it.
Install smoke and carbon monoxide and all-purpose fire extinguishers. Check them monthly. Store flammable
materials away from the furnace, fireplace and other heat sources. Never leave an open flame burning unattended even for a minute.
Use flame-retardant curtains and bedding.
Don’t let anyone
smoke in bed.
Have your heating system checked and cleaned by a qualified contractor yearly.
equipment regularly. Replace frayed or cracked electrical cords and broken sockets and plugs. Make sure electrical appliances are properly grounded.
Lock up all drugs
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Keep stairs, sidewalks
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May Announcements FREE Lectures & Events
NEW! FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS EVERY MONTH AT CENTURY VILLAGE!
The First Tuesday of the month is FREE Health Screening and Healthy Talk Day!
Broward Health North is bringing you a FREE cholesterol/sugar screening to the first 55 people who register on the first Tuesday of each month at 8 am in GP-N. (You must fast from midnight on). The health screenings will start at 9 am and be followed by an interesting health presentation from one of our experts at 10 am. Tuesday, May 7 from 9-11am. STROKE & FALL PREVENTION – Donna Bowers, CCRN & CNRN
IMAGINE HIP REPLACEMENT WITH A FAST RECOVERY AND NO MUSCLES CUT!
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in South Florida to attain Spine Surgery Certification What does this mean for you and your family? The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval was awarded to the Spine Care Center at Broward Health North for consistently following national standards for best practice in the care of spine surgery patients. Our Spine Care Center features private rooms and our highly trained staff provides comprehensive clinical care for our patients undergoing back and neck surgery. Lead by Dr. Matthew Moore, medical director of the Spine Care Center, our team of top physicians and caring professionals provides seamless, coordinated care to get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.
Find out more about Anterior Hip Replacement using state-of-the-art technology. It’s less invasive, features a quicker recovery and helps get you back to being you again. The BHN Joint Replacement Center features all private rooms & bathrooms, family centered patient education and group therapy.Tuesday, May 14 from 6-7pmpresented by Dr. Steven Naide, Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Director BHN Orthopedic Trauma, BHN Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL,33064 Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space.
iSPIKE OUT STROKE DAY
Please join us for a stroke-focused day full of physician talks, cholesterol/blood sugar screenings, carotid artery screenings, stroke assessments, blood pressure checks, raffle prizes and food! Wednesday, May 15, 2012 8am-3pm BHN Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space
TRAUMA AND INJURY PREVENTION LECTURE
Our Trauma Team will discuss injury prevention including falls as well as multiple helpful tips for the home. Tuesday, May 28, 2012 9am-11am BHN Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Reservations required due to limited availability. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space
Support Groups for the Community
ALZHEIMER'S & RELATED DEMENTIA FOR MORE INFO: 954.786.7392 Support group for SPOUSES and/or ADULT CHILDREN of those with Alzheimer's or related dementia – Every Tuesday from 10:30 - Noon in Neuro Resource Center Every Friday from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center Support group for ADULT CHILDREN of those with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center DAY C.A.P.- Helps caregivers deal with special concerns of caring for a dependant loved one. Takes place over 4 consecutive days, four hours per day NIGHT C.A.P. – Same as DAY C.A.P. but held two evenings a week for two consecutive weeks from 6-9pm for adult children or working caregivers
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.7333 Support group for STROKE SURVIVORS and/or their CAREGIVERS 2nd Thursday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. followed by rehabilitative exercises from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.2305 Support group for those with Parkinson’s Disease and/or their CAREGIVERS 2nd Tuesday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. support group and exercises in the Neuro Resource Center
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
Matthew R. Moore, MD Neurosurgeon Medical Director BHN Spine Care Center
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.2400 3rd Tuesday of each month 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the NBMC Conference Center
CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS Spanish Speaking Women’s Cancer Group
For more information, please call 954.786.6637.
1st Monday of every month Neuro Resource Center—off main lobby 6 p.m. Please rsvp to Patty Gonzalez 754-366-6219
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 1st Thursday of the month 6pm RSVP to Linda Watson – 954.786.5127
MEDITATION & RELAXATION GROUP Last Thursday of the month 6pm RSVP to Linda Watson - 954.786.5127
Look Good …Feel Better Cosmetics and Wigs
Last day of the month 10 a.m. until noon, Please rsvp to Linda Watson 954-786-5127 Must Be Registered To Participate!!
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Sudoku Solution: Cryptogram Solution: I DARE NOT ASK A KISS; I DARE NOT BEG A SMILE; LEST HAVING THAT, OR THIS, I MIGHT GROW PROUD THE WHILE. NO, NO, THE UTMOST SHARE OF MY DESIRE, SHALL BE ONLY TO KISS THAT AIR, THAT LATELY KISSED THEE. ~ ROBERT HERRICK
Jumble Solution: 1) RECOVERY 2) DEVOUR 3) CHARACTER 4) GAMBLER 5) CHICKEN Answer: “OVER CHARGED” AREA
2013 Area Chair and Vice Chair
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Joe Sachs Naomi Redisch
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Josh Rosman Harry Chizeck
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Joe Rubino Marjorie Campbell Norman Kaplan Eugene Goldman Joe Saraceno
"E" 224 "B" 4019 "K" 254 "C" 353 "D" 2043
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Abe Trachtenberg Elaine Levy Dan Glickman Doreen Shane Ed Yietz
"K" 364 "B" 1028 "G" 153 "C" 341 " I " 97
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May Golden Don Kaplan Bill Liebman Rita Pickar Jules Kesselman Robert Gravatt Cecile Baskin Bill Epstein
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Tim Lippman Lori Benoit Ina Liebman Joan Baker Donna Capobianco Toni Ponto Naomi Slomovitz Richard Grundt
"B" 22 "K" 1043 "C" 49 "Q" 2075 "V"4109 "D" 79 "F" 448 "B" 3026
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Ann Rifkin Charles Parness Carmen Colon
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Mary Ann Braun Norma Searle Harvey Masef
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CVE Duplicate Bridge Club Winners for March
By IRVING RUGA
By GOLDIE ROTHMAN bid: 22
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♥ Q 10 9 4
♦ Q 10 4 3 2
♣A ♠ 10 6 2 ♥73 ♦6 ♣Q875432
Here’s an easy grand slam. East will open 1♦, and when West responds 1♥, East might raise to 4♥ or jump to 4♣ as a “splinter” bid to show heart support, game-going strength and club shortness. west has enough control and trick-taking power to take command of the action, and blackwood will tell him what he needs to know: when East admits to three aces and two kings, West can comfortably bid seven. If instead West uses a Blackwood variation such as “Key Card,” he can discover that East has four key cards, then learn that East has the ♦K. West should take care to bid the grand slam at no trump. Pairs who lose focus and halt at 7♥ may find themselves scoring well below average.
Saturday 3/2/13 S. Yaffe / M. Brock – R. Lidstone / V. Lidstone E. Sohmer / B. Wolf – B. Luber / P. Tepper 3/9/13 E. Borenstein / S. Lebner – E. Brodkin / H. Kurtz S. Silverman / B. Feldstein – G. Jacques / M. Jacques 3/16/13 B. Weinberg / L. Fertig – S. Pellish / B. Wais 3/23/13 E. Sohmer / B. Wolf – E. Luongo / H. Lieberman 3/30/13 M. Stroll / E. Bloom – R. Lidstone / V. Lidstone Monday 3/4/13 A. Satov / S. Fox – E. Kirsh / D. Kirsh H. Lieberman / B. Feldstein – L. Guttman / J. Schwartz 3/11/13 A. Satov / S. Fox – V. Del Favero / M. Di Michelle B. King / B. Victor – M. Hendler / L. Shalit 3/18/13 H. Wiseman / J. Wiseman –
E. Friedman / B. Friedman 3/25/13 H. Wiseman / J. Wiseman – B. Luber / H. Luber Tuesday 3/5/13 S. Lebner / C. Edelman – L. White / S. White A. Satov / L. Bregman – M. Greenberg / F. Rosen 3/12/13 G. Daigle / D. Maisonette – B. Friedman / L. Friedman J. Wasserman / R. Wasserman – S. Gluckman / R. Schuker 3/19/13 B. Wolf / B. Luber – E. Brodkin / I. Brodkin 3/26/13 H. Shwide / Q. Sheinberg – D. Bonneau / A. Doss
Movie Review May By SANDRA PARNESS
LINCOLN-As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn star in this historical drama. PG-13, 150 minutes. Playing Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 3, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
DJANGO UNCHAINED-With the help of a bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Quentin Tarantino earned an Oscar for writing
this much praised adventure western that stars Jamie Foxx, Christopher Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. R, 165 minutes (Rated R for adult situations.) Playing Monday, May 6, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 2 p.m.; Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. LES MISERABLES-The winner of three Oscars, this remarkable musical drama stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. PG-13, 158 minutes. Playing Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15. 2013, 2 p.m.
PROMISED LAND-A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation
wants to tap into the available resources. Matt Damon, Frances McDormand and John Krasinski star in this drama. R, 106 minutes (Rated R for adult situations.) Playing Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Monday, May 20, 2013, 2 p.m. ZERO DARK THIRTY-A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader, Osama bin Laden, after the September 2001 attacks and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. This historical drama stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. R, 157 minutes (Rated R for adult situations.) Playing Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. PLAYING FOR KEEPS-This romantic comedy stars Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Dennis Quaid. A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the at-
tractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn. PG-13, 105 minutes. Playing Sunday, May 26. 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Monday, May 27, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
THE GUILT TRIP-As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom’s house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride. This fun comedy stars Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogan and Julene Renee-Preciado. PG-13, 95 minutes. Playing Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
A Snowbird Reviews By JANICE ZAMSKY
eil Simon’s Biloxi Blues - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 This show was a “fully staged” production performed by a national touring company (Montana West). First presented in 1984, this play is semi-autobiographical: the story of a young army inductee and his fellow inductees. The cast was great, especially the male lead. The show never lagged but moved steadily along. All the cast spoke their lines very articulately and our sound system worked faultlessly! My husband remarked, “The sad part of this play is that it was true-to-life. Army life was accurately depicted.” Price at another venue: $42. An Evening with Hal Lin-
Answer to the Puzzler from page 27-B If eight salesmen sell eight units in eight days, then a single salesman sells one unit every eight days. If you had two salesmen, then the two would sell two units in the same eight days, etc. Therefore, seven salesmen will sell seven units in eight days.
den – Saturday, March 23, 2013 Multi-talented Hal Linden once again wowed a most appreciative CVE audience! Admitting to eighty-two years young, Linden acknowledged that he has been in show business “an excess of sixty-five years.” He claimed he was a musician and singer before he became an actor. He sang and he played jazz selections on his clarinet (Dixieland). His rendition of Mack the Knife (for which he made his own arrangements) was great. Besides his acting and raconteur talents, this amazing gent has written a book, Remember When, the story of his career. He has starred in such Broadway hits as The Rothschilds and television shows like Barney Miller. His motto is, “It’s never too late!” Even in the sunset of his career, he is a remarkable performer. This night, in my humble opinion, was perhaps the best of his annual appearances here in the almost ten years I’ve seen him perform at CVE. What a guy! Price at another venue: $34 - $41.50.
Cavendish Revue “I Hear America Singing” – Saturday, March 30, 2013 Again, I expected a mediocre show and I was pleasantly surprised by a very enjoyable performance. The Gold Coast Singers (2 sopranos, 2 tenors and a baritone) offered a variety of patriotic music and works of American composers. Opening with our National Anthem, the show proceeded with George Gershwin selections: I’ve Got Rhythm, Somebody Loves Me, Swanee. The varied repertoire included well known favorites like Cole Porter’s Night And Day, I Get a Kick Out Of You, West Side Story tunes, a great Seventy-Six Trombones from The Music Man, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Blue Skies, Falling In Love With You, and It’s Wonderful. Irving Berlin favorites included were: Alexander’s ragtime band and Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning. Tributes were sung to each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces: The Caissons Go Rolling Along (Army), Anchors Away (Navy), From The Halls Of
Montezuma (Marines), Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder (Air Force) and This Is My Country (Coast Guard). The show concluded with America The Beautiful. This was a well planned and well executed patriotic program. Cavendish Presents “With A Song In My Heart” – Saturday, April 13, 2013 Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that post-season shows are bad. They lie! I rest my case with you, the CVE audience, after attending the April 13 Cavendish show starring soprano Susana Diaz and violin virtuoso Randolph Bella Margitza. They were accompanied by the eminent Maestro Dr. Warren Broome on the piano. Diaz was not only a treat for the eyes (her great looks were embellished by her sumptuous gowns) but for the ears also. Her voice was magnificent; she reached all the highest notes and was able to hold them. Margitza is the third generation of a Hungarian violinist family. (Who says heredity doesn’t matter much?) He really made his violin strings “sing” as he performed Fritz
Kriesler selections (most of your readers should be old enough to remember him!), fiery gypsy tunes and emotionally mournful selections from the movie Schindler’s list. The two artists performed both solos and duets. The violinist presented a medley of French, Russian, Spanish and Italian tunes which included my favorites La Vie En Rose and Besame Mucho. Diaz sang selections from Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow and an aria from La Traviata. Both musicians did not forget to include another beloved work I love: Phantom of the Opera. Their renditions of music from this show were superb. Dr. Broome was at his best and had a solo which he performed admirably. The small audience responded with a tremendous and extended standing ovation, punctuated by yells of “BRAVO.” My friends were disappointed that these performers were not marketing their CD’s after this most magnificent performance (the only criticism of this evening’s show that I heard).
There was a young man walking down a deserted beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a frail old man. As he approached the old man, he saw him picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back in to the sea. The young man gazed in wonder as the old man again and again threw the small starfish from the sand to the water. He asked, “Old man, why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?” The old man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. “But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish!” exclaimed the young man. “How can you make any difference?” The old man looked at the small starfish in his hand and, as he threw it to the safety of the sea, he said, “It makes a difference for this one!”
~ Author Unknown
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Cavendish Presents Meritt & Moreau David Meulemans Louise Yates Whitestone The Rhythm Chicks Jimmy Mazz Ann Anello The Motowners Cavendish Revue Amanda Cohen Julia Langley Jose & Patti’s Encore The Fabulons Romance! Liz Bieler Duets in Concert Roy Michaels The NYSE Guys Lou Villano John Timpanelli Wayne Hosford
Lou Villano John Timpanelli Liz Bieler Wayne Hosford
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Know the warning signs of unsafe driving Issues with health Health problems don’t always mean that driving needs to be stopped, but they do require extra vigilance, awareness, and willingness to correct them. Some health problems include: ▪ Conflicting medications.
Certain medications or combinations of medications can affect senses and reflexes. Always check the label on medications and double check with your healthcare team if you are taking several medications or notice a difference after starting a new medication.
▪ Eyesight problems.
Some eye conditions or medications can interfere with your ability to focus your peripheral vision, or cause you to experience extra sensitivity to light, trouble seeing in the dark, or blurred vision. Can you easily see traffic lights and street signs? Or do you find yourself driving closer and closer, slowing by a sign to see it? Can you react appropriately to drivers coming from behind or to the side?
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▪ Hearing problems.
If your hearing is decreasing, you may not realize you’re missing out on important cues to drive safely. Can you hear emergency sirens, or if someone is accelerating next to you, or honking the horn?
▪ Problems with reflexes and range of motion.
Can you react quickly enough if you need to brake suddenly or quickly look back? Have you confused the gas and brake pedals? Do you find yourself getting more flustered while driving, or quick to anger? Is it comfortable to look back over your shoulder or does it take extra effort?
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▪ Problems with memory.
Do you find yourself missing exits that used to be second nature, or find yourself getting lost frequently? While everyone has an occasional lapse, if there’s a pattern that is increasing, it’s time to get evaluated by a doctor.
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New East shuttle bus schedule in effect as of January 2, 2012
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Sundays and Holidays Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mini-bus to Plaza Ceases service each evening from Clubhouse at 7:30 p.m. Route #1: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A, Century Plaza, Westbury, Cambridge, Durham, Clubhouse. Route #2 Clubhouse, Durham A & V on Century Blvd., Islewood, Oakridge A & B, Prescott A & E, Newport, Oakridge C & D, Lyndhurst Pool, Keswick, Restaurant, Clubhouse. Route #3: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A & B, Upminster A-M, Richmond, Farnham, Grantham A-E, Harwood, Markham A-K, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse. Route #4: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Ashby, Farnham, Harwood, Grantham F, Markham S & T, Oakridge Pool, Oakridge F-V, Markham L-R, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse.
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Century Village® Real Estate, Inc. has hundreds of properties available inc l u d i n g : 1 Bed / 1 Bath – Garden Apt Westbury G 1st floor, new appliances, move in condition, walk to pool and plaza $24,900.00 Grantham A One bedroom, 2 full bath luxury, rear unit, spectacular water view $49,900.00 Lyndhurst G One bedroom, great location, needs TLC, close to clubhouse $25,000.00 Durham A Best lake view in the village, all tiled, fully furnished, ready to move in $53,000.00 Harwood B Wood and tile floors $29,900.00 Harwood G 1st floor, water view, rentable building, walk to pool $23,900.00 Durham H First floor, laminate and wood floors thru-out, close to pool and clubhouse $24,900.00 Westbury I Completely remodeled, tile on diagonal, oak kitchen cabinets, next to pool $35,900.00 Durham A Most desirable bldg, gorgeous lake view, 1st floor, close to clubhouse $45,000.00 Farnham M 2nd floor, enclosed patio, close to pool and tennis $18,900.00 Markham J Lovely, ground floor, furnished, new a/c, clean, walk to pool and clubhouse $34,900.00 Westbury D 2nd floor, totally updated, all furnished, great location, walk to pool and plaza $39,900.00 Tilford L Lush landscaping, painted, Pergo floor, new kitchen counter top $22,900.00 Grantham B Fantastic lake view, one bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, great location $42,900.00 Tilford W New stall shower in bathroom, enclosed patio, unfurnished, quiet area $29,900.00 Westbury G Quiet, close to plaza, ground floor, near pool $23,500.00 Harwood B Enclosed patio, wood and tile floors $39,900.00 Durham A High-rise, 1st floor, tiled throughout, walk to clubhouse $46,500.00 Harwood E Water view, tile thru-out, fully furnished, enclosed patio $42,000.00 Ventnor J One bedroom, one bath, garden view, close to Tennis and pool $27,000.00 Newport A Totally renovated kitchen, close to Powerline road and shopping $35,000.00 1 Bed / 1.5 Baths Tilford V Corner, new patio windows, tiled, granite $54,500.00 Cambridge D Large bedroom, clean, relax on large patio $40,000.00 Cambridge A Nice, partially furnished, 2nd floor, clean, Large patio $40,000.00 Prescott B Cottage like setting, encl patio, newer appliance, bldg has lift $28,500.00 Farnham D 2nd floor, lift in building, fully furnished, enclosed patio, garden view $29,900.00 Harwood E Water view, fully furnished, move in condition, enclosed patio $34,000.00 Farnham E Corner, 2nd flr, fully furnished, lift in building, patio has hurricane shutters $36,900.00 Harwood E Water view, all tile, newer a/c, fully furnished, move in condition $39,900.00 Lyndhurst G Great location, Corner unit, central air, new air handler, next to pool $36,900.00 Swansea B 3rd floor unit, close to tennis, pool and walk to plaza $46,000.00 Newport U First floor, clean, carpet, water view, patio has exist door to enjoy water view $36,900.00 Cambridge B Remodeled, new a/c as of 2011, furnished in a Cape Cod décor $59,900.00 Harwood D Lovely, clean, fully furnished, move in condition $45,000.00 Upminster C Nicely furnished, close to plaza, pool, tennis and clubhouse $33,000.00 Upminster B Freshly painted, new a/c in living room, newer appliances, close to plaza $28,900.00 Westbury J Corner, furnished, updated kitchen, new stall shower, laminate and carpet $44,000.00 Tilford L 1st floor, corner, water view, tiled and carpet, quiet location $33,900.00 Upminster F Corner, clean & bright, tile, encl patio, freshly painted, walk to pool & tennis $35,000.00 Prescott N 2nd floor, on water, carpet throughout, beautifully furnished, enclosed patio $39,900.00 Berkshire B 3rd floor, walk to club & plaza, stall shower, fantastic view from patio $57,000.00 Durham H Corner, first floor, updated kitchen, all tile, enclosed patio, close to clubhouse $49,900.00 Harwood D 3rd floor, wonderful lake view, enclosed patio, all furnished, bldg claims rentable $35,900.00 Harwood E Large lake view, absolutely lovely, all tile, encl patio, must see $38,900.00 Ashby D All tile, fully furnished, beautiful lake view, close to pools and tennis $49,900.00 Newport U Water view, tiled, enclosed patio, priced to sell quickly $33,900.00 Cambridge A Stall Shower, encl patio, tile and carpet, walking distance to Century Plaza $39,900.00 Swansea A Great location, close to pool, plaza, and tennis, large galley kitchen $37,500.00 Cambridge C 2nd floor, new kitchen, updated bathrooms, encl patio, furnished $59,500.00 Ashby D Water view, furnished, 4th floor, enclosed patio, close to pool $52,850.00 Upminster M Move in condition, totally renovated, close to pool, walk to Century Plaza $39,900.00 Harwood E Spectacular water view, 4th floor $59,000.00 Westbury E 2nd floor, all updated, beautiful water view $33,900.00 Cambridge A Most expensive upgraded unit, the very best we have to offer $85,000.00 Markham F Must see to appreciate, close to pool $29,900.00 Newport U Enclosed patio, water view, close to pool and tennis $29,000.00 Markham J 1st floor, corner, porcelain tile thru-out, furnished $41,900.00 Cambridge B 1st floor, beautiful water view, fully furnished, move in condition $42,800.00 Ventnor D Building has a lift, quiet area, completely furnished $35,000.00 Cambridge A Nice one bedroom deluxe unit, close to Century Plaza and Clubhouse $42,000.00 Newport H Ceramic tile, water view, new furniture, new a/c, new hot water heater $69,500.00 Harwood E 2nd floor, beautifully furnished, over looks deep large lake, ready to move in $39,900.00 Durham U Beautiful lake view, close to clubhouse, fully furnished, prime location $44,500.00 Harwood E Water view, large galley kitchen, fully furnished, tile thru-out $42,000.00 Ellesmere B Turnkey furnished, golf view, priced for a quick sale $37,900.00 Berkshire B Attractive, tastefully done, enclosed patio, first floor, close to clubhouse $52,500.00 Cambridge B Gorgeous, penthouse, water view, encl patio, open galley kitchen, all tile $62,900.00 Lyndhurst M Corner, great location, rentable building at this time, clubhouse, pool & tennis $34,900.00 Cambridge E 1st floor, fabulous lake view, furnished, clubhouse across the street $54,500.00 Newport Q Turn-key furnished, galley kitchen, enclosed patio, ceramic tile $42,900.00 Oakridge B Water view, enclosed patio, great location, building claims rentable at this time $42,525.00 Grantham E Fabulous location, close to pool and clubhouse, furnished, all tile, stall shower $44,900.00 Grantham B Water view, 1 bedroom 2 full baths, fully furnished, across from pool $42,900.00 Cambridge C Fabulous lake view, new kitchen, newer appliances, close to clubhouse $55,000.00 Upminster A Garden one bedroom, carpet, close to pool, tennis and walking distance to plaza $31,000.00 Prescott D Enjoy total luxury & comfort, beautiful water view from kitchen, open kitchen $59,000.00 Westbury L Rentable, 2nd floor, nice lake view from living room $44,900.00 Oakridge R Ground floor, totally furnished, tiled unit $49,900.00 Berkshire B 4th floor, furnished, updated cabinets, great views, enclosed tiled patio $55,000.00 Lyndhurst E Water view, move in condition, great location $48,900.00 Tilford W New stall shower in bathroom, enclosed patio, unfurnished, quiet area $29,900.00 Tilford P Quiet location, newer a/c and hot water heater $27,900.00 Upminster B Corner, fully furnished, walk to pool, tennis and century plaza $49,900.00 Oakridge R Well maintained, furnished, carpet thru-out, new a/c in living room $29,900.00 Markham I Turnkey, tile on diagonal, immaculate, building claims rentable at this time $42,900.00 Islewood A Canal and golf view, 2nd floor, picnic table outside, bldg claims rentable $41,900.00 Newport U Beautiful lake view, fully furnished, enclosed patio, wood and tile $44,600.00 Harwood E Paradise in Deerfield, fantastic water view, tastefully furnished $45,900.00
Fo l lo w u s o n :
Newport I Tilford H Grantham B Newport A Durham E Oakridge C Berkshire A Newport Q Swansea B Prescott M
Corner, bright, clean, furnished, laminate wood floors, enclosed patio Bright & cheerful, perfect unit to make your own, 2 wall unit a/c’s 2 full baths, lake view, great location, tiled, enclosed patio, move right in Tile floors, remote ceiling fans, furnished, converted to stall shower Corner, rentable building, upgraded kitchen and tops, mirrored closets Totally complete with everything you need to move right in Priced for quick sale, stall shower, large patio, best location near pool & club Tile throughout, enclosed patio, furnished, ready to move in, deluxe unit New kitchen, stall shower, tiled, enclosed patio, price for a quick sale Water view, 2nd floor, fully furnished, enclosed patio, great location
$39,900.00 $26,900.00 $43,000.00 $39,900.00 $45,000.00 $45,000.00 $38,850.00 $39,900.00 $43,000.00 $39,900.00
2 Bed / 1.5 Baths Newport S 2nd flr, water view, tile & carpet, furnished, stall shower, encl patio $41,000.00 Harwood E Water view, galley kitchen, tile and carpet, newer a/c, needs some TLC $49,900.00 Harwood D Water view, ½ bath converted, encl patio, bldg claims rentable at this time $57,500.00 Newport Q Water view, fully furnished, move in condition, motivated seller $130,000.00 Oakridge P Corner, garden, newer refrigerator, great location, 2nd flr, walk to pool $38,900.00 Ventnor R Quiet area, close to pool, priced to sell $34,900.00 Grantham F Location! Mint condition! Remodeled condo, white tile, new stall shower $79,900.00 Newport U Mint condition, completely renovated kitchen, remodeled bathrooms $59,900.00 Markham E Water view, encl patio, tile, carpet, & wood, very clean, quiet neighbor hood $47,900.00 Harwood J Corner unit, Hurricane shutters on patio, bright and airy $43,900.00 Farnham G Quiet area, enclosed patio, furnished, Stall shower only, garden view $34,800.00 Grantham F Beautiful, clean, updated, desirable building, walk to clubhouse $79,500.00 Tilford X Corner, water view, first flr, renovated master bath, stall shower, encl patio $49,900.00 Upminster E Tile and carpet, newer a/c system, lift in bldg, close to pool and plaza $33,900.00 Harwood D Water view, 2nd bath converted to full bath, remodeled kitchen and baths $69,900.00 Markham R Location, corner, 1st floor, encl patio, tile and carpet, building claims rentable $46,500.00 Tilford Q Bright, airy, furnished, first floor, all tile, new appliances, ready to move in $52,500.00 Tilford A Water view, totally updated, new furniture, steps to pool & tennis $64,900.00 Newport H Water View, ready to move in, galley kitchen, new appliances, new a/c $64,500.00 Farnham H First floor, corner, all tile, newer kitchen, fully furnished, walk to tennis $56,000.00 Upminster D 2 BD, best value for the money, Pergo floors, tiled counter top, flat top range $39,900.00 Ellesmere B Golf view, tile thru-out, remodeled kitchen, shower stall $51,900.00 Cambridge B Corner, water view, shower stall, enclosed patio $58,900.00 Tilford J Corner, 2nd floor, carpet thru-out, stall shower, building claims rentable $38,900.00 Markham B Beautiful water view, quiet area, corner unit, light and airy $49,900.00 Harwood D Water view, ceramic tile thru-out, furnished, rentable building $54,900.00 Newport S Beautiful water view, new kitchen, furnished, shower stall $62,000.00 Newport Q Clean, furnished, garden view, close to pool, new hot water heater $48,750.00 Newport N Fabulously decorated, corner, unit, water view, remodeled kitchen & bath $84,900.00 Tilford X Corner, water, great location, walk to pool, quiet area, close to west gate $39,900.00 Newport G Clean, unfurnished, park at your door, newer a/c, appliances, hot water heater $59,900.00 Newport H Water View, updated kitchen, new a/c & hot water heater $64,000.00 Tilford V Gorgeous corner unit, updated kitchen with extended granite, updated bathroom $54,500.00 Durham M Water view, corner, remodeled kitchen, granite tops, furnished, enclosed patio $56,500.00 Tilford X Water view, 2nd floor, furnished, new hurricane shutters $29,900.00 Ellesmere A Remodeled kitchen, & bathroom, tile & wood floors, golf view, close to club $65,000.00 Berkshire B Panoramic view, corner, all updated, furnished, enclosed patio, 4th floor unit $72,500.00 Ventnor Q Corner unit, half bath converted to 2 full baths $42,900.00 Ventnor R 1st floor, tile thru-out, remodeled kitchen, quiet location $49,900.00 Berkshire B Handyman special, great corner unit, 4th floor, close to pool and clubhouse $57,500.00 Farnham A Corner, ground floor, ceramic thru-out, renovated in 2004, newer appliances $52,000.00 Prescott J New kitchen, new appliances, water view, enclosed patio, furnished, rentable $59,900.00 Prescott I 2nd floor, new kitchen, water view, rentable building, furnished $59,000.00 Westbury J Furnished, corner, steps to pool, short walk to plaza, move in condition $43,900.00 Farnham H 2nd floor, corner, tile, new kitchen cabinets, glass top stove, lift in building $49,900.00 Newport U New kitchen, tile and carpeted floors, stall shower, beautiful lake view $49,900.00 Prescott G Furnished, wonder water view, fully furnished, close to west gate $59,000.00 Newport E Renovated, open kitchen, tile, bathrooms redone, enclose patio $69,000.00 Harwood D Water view, fully furn, 1st floor, converted to stall shower, move in condition $59,900.00 Newport Q Water view, fully furnished, new hot water heater $130,000.00 2 Beds / 2 Baths Luxury Richmond A Location, location, corner, steps to pool and tennis, close to east gate $72,000.00 Richmond A laminate floors, updated guest bath, short walk to plaza, close to pools $72,000.00 Farnham O Luxury 2/2, gorgeous lake view, updated kitchen, enclosed patio $62,900.00 Ventnor G Completely updated, open kitchen, magnificently furnished, enclosed patio $59,900.00 Richmond F Luxury renovated condo, wood cabinets, SS appliances, tile thru-out $99,500.00 Ventnor H Luxury, new custom kitchen, tile, enclosed patio, new hot water heater $74,900.00 Oakridge V Luxury, 2nd floor, new appliances, wood floors, encl patio $89,900.00 Ventnor P Spectacular panoramic golf view, tennis and pool close by, park at your door $69,900.00 Oakridge F Beautiful preserve view, tile thru-out, new appliances, next to pool $87,900.00 Lyndhurst J Golf view, ground floor, new a/c, new appliances $76,900.00 Lyndhurst I Great location, 3rd floor, enclosed patio, walk to pool, close to clubhouse $69,900.00 Keswick C what a beauty, fantastically updated, open kitchen, all tile, close to club $134,900.00 Richmond E Luxury, ground floor, steps to pool and tennis, all tiled $74,900.00 Oakridge V Water view, penthouse, new patio enclosure, great location $79,900.00 Oakridge F Location, Location, Location, next to pool, encl patio, furnished $63,900.00 Keswick C Location, next to club, water and golf views, tile thru-out, enclose patio $82,000.00 Ventnor H Enclosed patio overlooking golf course, close to pool, move in condition $63,900.00 Ventnor H Luxury, enclosed patio, golf view, newer a/c, fully furnished, move right in $69,900.00 Farnham O Totallyremodeledunit,openkitchen,glassenclosedpatio,waterview,shutters$129,900.00 Oakridge F Remodeled kitchen, furnished, new carpeting thru-out, next to pool $95,000.00 Oakridge V Best water view, new hot water heater, ready to move into, sliders on patio $79,980.00 Ventnor G Fully furnished, newer appliances, all tile, sliders on patio, move right in $87,500.00 Oakridge U Renovated kitchen, hurricane shutters, all tile, great location, move right in $106,000.00 Harwood E Executive model, spectacular view, updated, marble flooring $149,900.00 Rentals Harwood F Tiled, fully furnished, beautiful water view, annual rental
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Published on May 5, 2013
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