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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




News and Views By JUDY OLMSTEAD

Happy Veterans Day to everyone but especially to those of you who served in the armed forces. This is an exciting issue of the Reporter because we get to honor our Veterans and to see what they looked like while in service

to their country. The sacrifice that all of our Veterans were willing to make to guarantee our freedoms today is inspiring. It would be great if some of our war vets would write about their experiences to remind all of us of the brave

In This Issue 



Condo News


■ Master Management will be signing new contract A1

■ The mystery behind Bernard Maddoff and how he pulled off such a massive Ponzi scheme. B13

■ Your neighbors as they looked when they were serving their country. A23 ■ Purchasers of units are now required to pay a fee for Recreation to process an estoppels report at time of sale. A7 ■ Motion passes for Advisory Committee to investigate and prepare documents which will enable COOCVE and MM to merge into one united organization. A3 ■ Motion to hire attorney who specializes in Cable TV issues proposed at COOCVE Executive Committee A8 ■ If you do not obtain a Comcast box (free until July 2010), your TV stations will stay the same as they are now. A1 ■ AARP Driver Safety Program available for drivers 50 and up. A16 ■ ID Office open 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm to accommodate residents who work during the day. A15

■ The history behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Is especially significant this Veterans Day while our country remains at war. B3

people residing among us. In November the COOCVE Advisory Committee will have two speakers in the Party Room of the Clubhouse and everyone is encouraged to attend. On Friday, November 13, 2009, Attorney Patrick J. Murphy will give a presentation on issues involving rentals from 10:00 a.m. until noon. On Friday, November 20, 2009, Attorney Michael Chapnick, Managing Partner of Chapnick Community Association Law, P.A., will give a presentation from 10:00 a.m. until noon on issues involving pets and

issues especially relevant to senior communities. Please remind every member of your association Board of Directors about these presentations. The COOCVE Board of


David Stoller and wife enjoy the festivities with friends and neighbors

■ Home Hospice gives Gilbert Gorden a new lease on life. A41 ■ The first of four concerts by the CVE Symphony Orchestra and its guest performers will be held in the Clubhouse Auditorium on 12/8/09. B24 ■ Going around the world with your Yo-Yo. A37

See NEWS, pg 13A

David Stoller’s 104th Birthday Celebration

■ Len Witham’s comments on common courtesy and civility. B14 ■ Basic Foods for Depression by Dr. Norma Locker. B10 ■ Nancy Gurette questions If Age is Only a Number. B14

Directors voted on a motion at the October meeting to have the Advisory Committee and other qualified volunteers investigate and formulate documents merging COOCVE and Master Management. The Village is somewhat disjointed right now with the current structural setup. Master Management controls almost nine million dollars of our money and yet we, as residents, have had very little input into how it is spent, what is being done in the

Flue & Pnemonia Shots December7th, 2009 From 9 am to 12 pm

Last month, on Sunday, October 25th, at Oakridge D, everyone in the building took part in celebrating the birthday of their most senior resident. David Stoller reached the astounding age of 104. A lawn party was set up just below his unit. David is so loved that it took from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for David to be able to see all the folks who wanted to come by to congratulate him and wish him continued good health. David and his equally delightful wife Sally, were deeply moved by the show of so much affection.

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COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting October 20, 2009 COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting, October 20, 2009 The meeting commenced at 9:39 a.m., the Sergeant-ofArms announced that the quorum thus far was 120. After the Pledge of Allegiance and Minute of Silence, President Steve Fine asked Secretary Ken Barnett to address a question raised by a director at the previous meeting of September 15, 2009, about the accuracy of the Minutes for the Meeting of August 18, 2009, with respect to a Motion approved in that meeting. Ken started by re-reading the section in question from the Minutes of August 18, 2009, whereupon the directors by a show of hands indicated their agreement with what had been previously published. The directors then waived the reading of the Minutes of September 15, 2009, and approved them as published in the CVE Reporter issue of October 2009. A Sheriff of Broward County then related that two crimes had been reported in the past month, both of petty burglaries. The Sheriff apologized for having mentioned at the September Board meeting the name of a cleaning service in connection with a report of some missing items from an estate. He confirmed

that it is not the policy of the Sheriff's Department to mention anyone's name as a "suspect" if no one has been charged with a crime, which was the case here. President Fine noted that he himself uses that cleaning service, and feels confident of their honesty. In response to a question from Dan Glickman, the Sheriff confirmed that he does not include car accidents in his report, as these are not considered "crime" incidents. Steve Fine began his "President's Report" by announcing several items: 1. City of Deerfield Beach bulk trash pick-up is now done automatically on Thursday. We no longer have to call for this service, unless it concerns contractor trash (e.g. wallboard, plumbing, and such material), in which case we must call between Monday and Wednesday and describe the bulk trash items, so that the City can quote a price (minimum charge of $15). The City will not pick up contractor trash if we don't call them in advance. The phone number is 954-4804379. Fred Sherman noted that, unfortunately, contractors regularly dump their trash here at night. 2. Steve then corrected an announcement put out by the City of Deerfield Beach,

and published in the CVE Reporter issue of October 2009, announcing that paper trash could now be combined with other recyclable trash. Steve specified that the big blue dumpsters still accept only paper. The barrels however can take all kinds of recyclables, including paper. President Fine then announced he wanted to address an important subject, leading up to a Motion. Steve started by saying that COOCVE had traditionally acted as an "arbitrator" to address by-laws violations in the Village. According to Steve, COOCVE lost this role and lost essentially all of its powers, when COOCVE's then-counsel advised us last year (2008), that COOCVE did not have the authority to act on behalf of the Associations as it had been doing and that the Associations have to govern themselves. Steve said while the legal advice might have been correct, the change had not improved but rather worsened the situation for the Associations and for the Village as a whole. COOCVE still gets many calls from Unit Owners who are not satisfied with their Associations. Association Boards don't function according to their bylaws, and many Associations cannot field a complete Board. Many Associations


don't know how to handle foreclosures, and it is the Association itself and its members who in the end bear the brunt of the cost of nonpaying residents. Despite that Association bylaws prohibit dogs, one Association had to spend $16,000 to try to evict a dog owner, and the dog owner is still there with the dog. In another type of instance, a garden condo building Association President installed smoke detectors to duly satisfy a violation citation; however, he failed to call the required meeting and election to get approval of the Association, and on this basis seven of the owners in the building refused to pay their shares. Steve noted that while COOCVE 's by-laws include as one of its purposes, to help Associations in such matters, COOCVE in fact has no budget for it. Master Management, on the other hand, has a budget of around $9 million, Steve noted. While Master Management has a 15-member Board, elected by COOCVE directors, COOCVE has no say on what Master Management is doing, Steve said. Steve asked how many directors have even heard of Irrigation Design Group, who Steve said has received almost $80,000 of consulting fees from Master Management, and "nothing to show for it" except a book of recommendations.



The current system is dysfunctional, Steve concluded, and we have to find a "new way". Steve said he wants to propose to "unify" COOCVE and Master Management, just as happened, Steve said, in the other Century Villages. Steve went to the floor to make a Motion, to have the Advisory Committee, with the assistance of attorneys, find a way and execute a "mergence" of COOCVE and Master Management. During discussion, Bill Morse, Treasurer of Master Management, said there was a reason why Master Management was constituted as a separate entity from COOCVE, going back to the settlement of the suit against CVE's developer. Bill also maintained that "COOCVE can't have authority over Associations". Judy Schneider of Durham T then read a statement that she had brought to the meeting independently of Steve Fine's motion. In her statement, Judy questioned whether Master Management's volunteers have the ability to run a multimillion dollar corporation, and suggested that all directors go for training at the Community Foundation of Broward County (http://www. Judy urged that Steve Fine's Motion be amended to investigate solutions, rather than execute See DIRECTORS, pg 11A





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

Production Sid Goldstein Christie Voss

Sid Birns

Photo Journalists Jules Kesselman Al Miller

Advertising Consultants Susan Dove Arlene Fine Estelle Sabsels

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

Circulation Proofreaders Outside Pubs., Inc. Carol Carr, Sid Goldstein, Barbara Turner Estelle Kaufman, Toni Ponto, Wendy Rosenzveig, Betty Schwartz The CENTURY VILLAGE EAST REPORTER is published monthly and distributed,without charge, to the residents of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is published for the edification of said residents, and contains reports of the monthly meetings of the corporations, Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as news, bus and theater schedules, and contributed articles of current interest to the residents. The Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. aka COOCVE,a not-for-profit corporation, its officers, directors, editors, staff, any committee people are not responsible for typographical errors or misrepresentations in any advertisements or article. They are not responsible and assume no liability for the content of, or any opinions expressed in, any contributed articles which represent the author’s own opinions and not necessarily the opinion of COOCVE. Acceptance of advertising for products or services in no way constitutes an official endorsement of the product. Information to contributors: The Reporter reserves the right to edit, accept and refuse articles in the interest of brevity, clarity and the appropriateness of subject matter. Residents are advised to check with the person they are hiring to be sure he is licensed and insured.

From the President By STEVEN H. FINE, President/ COOCVE It was good to see new faces at the last COOCVE/ BOD meeting. Seasonal residents are coming back daily and our population is once again starting to grow. As I stated at the meeting, I, as well as many others see a need for a change in the dynamics in the organizations that volunteer to work towards improvement of our Village. The manner in which we are currently structured has a long history, but we should not be enslaved by the past. Almost two years ago our Attorney advised us that the documents require each Association to govern themselves. Still, COOCVE gets many calls daily from upset unit owners who have taken their issues to their Association officers but have received little or no

satisfaction. It is clear that many building Boards do not function according to the law, or their own by-laws. Many buildings cannot even muster a full Board of Directors. We are disjointed by the current set-up. There are too many jobs for too few people willing to serve. My vision of the unification of Master Management and COOCVE will solve See PRESIDENT, pg 14A

With the holiday season almost upon us, I am sure that many of you, just like me, are feeling the pressure to keep up with day to day activities, while squeezing in holiday preparations. With so much happening, it is easy to lose sight of the “big picture.” Holding office as an elected official is no different. Between Commission meetings and other daily official obligations, the “big picture” projects sometimes proceed unnoticed. Once complete, these important projects not only benefit residents and visitors, but also make Deerfield Beach a better place to live, work and play. The Dixie Highway Flyover is one such project. This longawaited $41.4 million project is funded through President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Located at the intersection of NE 2nd Avenue, NE 2nd Street, and Dixie Highway, this project was chosen by the Florida Department of Transportation for several reasons, not the least of which were the well developed plans that deemed this project “shovel ready.” The regional benefits of


this project were also taken into consideration. Because Dixie Highway is the only road which crosses the Hillsboro Canal between I-95 and U.S. 1, a bridge at this location will instantly become a gateway between Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The significance of this project being built in Deerfield Beach cannot be overstated. The flyover will span from Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach (Broward County) to S.W. 18 Street in Boca Raton (Palm Beach County). When complete, the four-lane bridge will cross over NE 2nd Street, NE 1st Avenue, North River

Avenue, FEC Railroad tracks, NE 2nd Avenue, and the Hillsboro Canal. The project also includes a new drainage system, lighting, traffic signals, landscaping, new signs and pavement markings. The Dixie Highway Flyover will be designed and built by Cone & Graham and the Wantman Group. Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2010, with an estimated completion date of late 2012. For more information about the Dixie Highway Flyover, visit www.Deerfield-Beach. com, and click on Project Updates under Quick Links in the blue left-hand column. Once construction of the project begins, you can also sign up for E-Project Updates, weekly email status reports on the project. As always, if you have suggestions, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through the City Manager’s office at 954-4804263, or via email at web. commission@Deerfield-Beach. com. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

The Mail Bag

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

Regarding Apples to Apples To the Editor: Regarding the Apples to Apples letter published in October, it certainly raised some good questions. Here is what we do know. Many groups of building presidents and area chairs met with Seacrest before the contract was ever signed. An overwhelming majority agreed the Seacrest contract offered more than ever provided under Century, and was a good deal and I initially signed up. I agree with Mr. Landesman that Seacrest was very upfront about matching Century’s fees. Was it a requirement of the contract committee that the management fee should be the same as Century’s, and Seacrest agreed? Did the Seacrest contract not mention reimbursements or surplus accounts because there was no mention of either in the Century contract? The original signed contract reflected Seacrest’s full

service property management services at a specified fee. It did not have complex pick and choose options allowing 253 Associations to customize. Complexity means confusion and boy was there confusion. I am curious how Century ended up with the unused funds Mr. Landesman raises? Century contracted to perform services for a fee. Normally, reimbursable amounts under a contract mean the client has either overpaid or been overcharged. Century was very nice to offer to reimburse these overpayments/ overcharges IF the Association asked for it. We know, and so did Century, most Associations never asked for it, for whatever their reasons. I do not recall Associations being paid any interest on their reimbursable money. So if interest was earned, who got it? If interest averaged 4% over 10 years (CD and Money Market rates were much higher back then)

someone holding all this money might have earned approximately $10,000 a year for 10 years or $100,000. What a nice little chunk of change for holding overpayments/ overcharges and reimbursing only IF asked. I wonder if it’s legal to do something like that with unit owner money? Is it even legal for Associations to keep a separate surplus account? We all know the Seacrest contract was agreed to and signed, and then drastically changed in the middle of rollout, from one full service to 253 customized pick and choose contracts, never including any provision for any reimbursable surplus accounts. Was it Seacrest who reneged on the original contract and demanded all the changes right up until the first quarter of implementation? They were blamed for all subsequent confusion, mess, coupon lateness, etc., but See MAILBAG, pg 14A













Village Minutes COOCVE Recreation Committee Meeting October 13, 2009 In attendance were: Shelly Baskin, Donna Dowling, Arlene Fine, Nancy Giordano, Danielle Lobono, Ronald Papp, Bill Schmeir, with Don Kaplan representing Steve Fine of COOCVE and for DRF: Eva Rachesky and Dan Cruz Nancy made a motion to accept the minutes from the September meeting. The motion was seconded and passed. Correspondence Nancy Giordano began the meeting by addressing correspondence received by the Recreation Committee. Bernie Parness of the Democratic Club writes to request holding a rally in the Party Room of the Clubhouse. The invited guests/speakers will include Congressman Kendrick Meek, Chief Financial Officer of Florida Alex Sink, Congressman Robert Wexler, Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressman Alcee Hastings, Congressman Ron Klein, as well as State Representatives and Senators. Bernie states that this press publicity will be good for the Village. Most guests will be residents of the Village. All attendees will have tickets and only those with tickets will gain admittance to the gate and the Clubhouse. Nancy stated that this request will be discussed under New Business later in this meeting. Chairperson’s Report Nancy said everyone (present) has a copy of the new budget. She said there were a few things she wanted to explain. First, there will be no increases for 2010; and that the level of service will not be affected. She commented that the service we have is wonderful and the committee has followed through on what had to be done. • Page one: The money that comes out of each coupon payment to operate the Recreation Facilities is $44.00. The balance of the payment is applied to the lease of the Recreation Facilities. Under projected interest income the actual interest accrued was $9,000 although it was projected to be $17,000. There is no projection for interest income for this year (2010) because of the fees for over-night deposits and the drop in interest rates. Monica is looking into possible ways to generate income, but there is nothing out there at this time. The total revenues are expected to be $5,033,149.00. Although this is a lot of money, there are a lot of expenses to come out of it.

• Page two: Nancy stated that employee payroll (breakdown) is a private issue and it isn’t appropriate to give out information (concerning individual employees). • Page three: Taxes and insurance for 2009/10 will be $857,814.00 and will include real estate, tangible property, payroll taxes, liability insurance, auto insurance, workman’s comp insurance and health insurance. • Beginning with page four, the balance of information covers the expenses for the day to day operations in the Clubhouse and at the satellite pools. • Line item 78-1230 is for special projects and has $543,000 available. The committee will review and decide which (of many) projects to expend the available funds upon. • Page seven: covers projected total operating expenses of $4,942,972.00, leaving a projected surplus of $90,192.00. • Back page has the nonrecurring special projects that are being proposed. The total cost estimated to complete ALL of these projects would be approximately $1,110,000.00. The committee will review the projects and determine which ones will be selected. They want to select projects that will be the most beneficial to the Village. The committee has already selected some projects: renovation of North Lyndhurst pool house; pavers, coping and diamond brighting for Durham pool, main drains for the outdoor and indoor pools (required by law). They are also looking at the renovation of the locker rooms at the clubhouse. Nancy said they are considering setting aside money from this year’s budget and combining that with money from next year’s budget so the locker rooms and bathrooms can be done all at once rather that ‘piecemeal’. This would also enable the work to be done at a savings (piece-meal being more expensive) and at less inconvenience to the residents since the locker rooms would only be closed once as opposed to several times. A decision hasn’t been made as yet. There are other items to be considered as well. The ceiling of the indoor pool will be redone. A handball court has been requested, umbrellas for the Clubhouse, pavers for the outdoor pool at the Clubhouse and other items. The committee expects to expend approximately $500,000.00 for these repairs. The committee

wants to continue to make the improvements for the Village. Nancy says her goal is to provide good customer service for everyone in the Village. Shelly remarked that the budget was the result of a lot of hard work by everyone involved, including Eva, Dan and committee members. He said it took many meetings to work out each part of the budget. Nancy said the goal is to keep the money down but get what is needed done. Don Kaplan said that one item concerning Recreation came up at the COOCVE Executive Committee meeting. They are requesting that the stop sign that used to be at the bus area be reinstalled. Dan and Eva indicated they would take care of it. Don stated that next Tuesday is the COOCVE meeting and he urged everyone to attend. Eva Rachesky and Dan Cruz September Profit & Loss: loss for the theater in September was $2754.05 Estoppel fees: Monica had advised the committee that the other villages are charging estoppel fees. Eva stated that, beginning November 1, this village will also charge estoppels fees. This will generate some additional income for the Recreation operating funds. Nancy explained that an estoppel report is required whenever a unit is sold. She stated that this fee is charged for processing the paperwork required for the estoppels and this fee is charged to the purchaser. Room reservations: for building meetings – everyone was accommodated. Town Hall meeting: The theater is available for the COOCVE Town Hall meeting January 8, 2010. This will be for the benefit of all residents. They are welcome to come in and have their questions answered. Don advised that there would be a vote at the COOCVE meeting next Tuesday to decide if they are going to have the Town Hall meeting on January 8th. Exercise area air handler: installation is complete. Benches: The wood has been reworked and the benches have been recovered and placed downstairs. Furniture ordered for ground floor: to replace the existing guard stations; chairs will be refurbished and recovered, and the old furniture will be used as well. GP-A equipment installation: has been completed. Eva stated that the

audio visual group is present to provide a demonstration. To use Power Point a laptop will be needed, Recreation will not provide the laptop. A DVD machine is provided and will be secured to prevent removal. (The demonstration will be at the end of the meeting.) Payment boxes: The four payment boxes were on back order from the manufacturer; they have finally come in and been installed on the hill in front of the Clubhouse. Volleyball area: has gotten a facelift and the plan is to spruce things up in that area. Horseshoe pit: has been installed in the Volleyball/ Sunday in the Park area. Ventnor pool deck: paving of the deck and the expansion is complete. Nancy said there was some question of the location of the gate for the pool area. Dan said that this had been determined to be the best location; however the location of the gate will be reviewed again. The pool heaters are being worked on, a new heater will be purchased once the new budget year begins. There was some discussion about the heaters, Dan said the one heater will be up and running before November and the new heater will be ordered at the start of the new budget year (November 1) and should be received and installed approximately two weeks after the order is placed. Arlene questioned where the heater gate is located. Dan said he would review it to see if a change can be made. An outburst occurred from an audience member concerning placement of the pool fencing, disagreement ensued until Nancy recalled the meeting to order. Eva said there will be bushes around the fencing that should improve the appearance. Some of the committee members indicated that they think the fencing looks good without plantings. Ashby, Lyndhurst South and Oakridge pool maintenance: has been completed with Lyndhurst North, Newport and Durham still to complete. Dan said they have done as much as they have budget to do – preventive maintenance is costly and time consuming. More pool areas will be completed next year. Nancy said she wanted to make a statement that is probably not appropriate. She commented that she is disturbed that a big deal is made about very little things-like fencing around the pools, when a big deal should be made as to what Master Management did to

the exterior (perimeter area) of the Village. She advised people to look at what Master Management allowed to be done by going over to the Newport area. She said she intends to bring this up with Master Management. Salt Chlorinator system: Dan said an engineer who has worked with us on the pool drains has also been working with us concerning the Salt Chlorinators. We have the salt chlorinator working at the North Lyndhurst pool and it is doing a good job maintaining the chemical balance. It is healthier for people and will also be cost effective as chlorine is increasing in cost. Dan says there are two systems that are being considered, Auto Pilot and CAS. Budget wise, Auto Pilot is the one we are considering. The State requires a backup method, so even if we have salt chlorinators we will still have to have the liquid chlorine as a backup. Also the computers will be keeping a record of the chemical levels and will adjust automatically as needed. The computer will also keep a history that can be reviewed. Irrigation of Satellite areas: The well at Markham pool is working great and Star Sprinkler has given us a bid to put in wells at Grantham and at Ventnor. He expects to have those prices in by next week sometime. Arlene said she remembers that there are sprinklers between Ventnor and the pool area that are not working. It was generally agreed that those sprinklers are part of Master Management. Dan said he will bring it up again with Master Management but the pool area isn’t getting irrigation from Master Management’s system. It was pointed out that it had been agreed at earlier meetings for Recreation to move forward with providing irrigation to Recreation property. Spraying for white fly resumes: At this time maintenance personnel are spraying for this pest. Eva said a contract for pest control is in the new budget and spraying for white fly will be part of that contract. Nancy and Don commented that, rather than spraying, the ficus shrubs should be removed and new shrubs (coco plum) be planted. Eva pointed out that the cost would be approximately $10,000 per pool area and there are more pressing needs at this time. Replacement plantings are on the projects list but just See RECREATION, pg 10A





Village Minutes COOCVE Executive Committee Meeting October 12, 2009 Meeting called to Order at 9:40 a.m., with a quorum of 18 members in attendance. The Committee voted to waive the reading of the Minutes of the previous meeting of August 10, 2009, which had been published in the September issue of the CVE Reporter, and approved the Minutes as published. President Steve Fine asked for approval to change the date of the December meeting of the COOCVE Board of Directors, from the 3rd Tuesday of the month to the 4th Tuesday, December 22, as he and all but one COOCVE officer were going on a cruise with CVE residents. The motion passed. Steve asked if Committee members had matters for Master Management. Norm Kaplan of Farnham said that Master Management's recent trimming of shrubs along the perimeter had exposed many buildings to an uncomfortable level of noise and compromised security, citing reports of people "jumping the fence" to enter the Village. Norm asked what Master Management intended to do to restore beauty, quiet, and security to the Village's perimeter. Bill Morse of Master Management said he could not speak about what Master Management might do in the future as that depends upon how well the trimmed shrubbery grows back. Ficuses will stay as hedges if they are trimmed to a manageable height, with branches filling in the space between plants. Otherwise they develop into trees, which leaves space at eye level between them. It will take a year to tell. As for Security, Bill said that Master Management sees no viable options to prevent people from climbing the fence, as it is now illegal to install barbed wire. It was also noted that the height to which Master Management had trimmed at eight feet high, was the maximum allowed under the City code. Steve Fine then called for any Standing Committee report, noting that there was no one present from the Recreation Committee. Gloria Olmstead said that the Budget and Finance Committee would be meeting on October 19th at 9:30 a.m. at COOCVE. Roz Nehls, new Chairman of the Civic and Cultural Committee said they are hosting a presentation on November 4th by Northeast Focal Point, and in February a presentation by a State Ombudsman. Preparations are proceeding for the tribute

to nonagenarians (90 years old and older) in December. In response to a question by an Executive Committee member, Steve said that all Standing Committee meetings are open as long as he is President. Steve said that he was determined to keep an open door policy, despite blogs and gossip that Steve said are spreading vicious rumors about him and others, who like Steve are serving the Village as volunteers. Steve noted that while many are commenting about Village matters, few are coming forward to serve. Only one person had volunteered so far for any of the positions coming up for election in December (Recreation Committee, Master Management and Board of Directors.) There are Associations without Presidents, and Association Treasurers who don't even have custody of the corporate checkbook. Heirs of deceased unit owners are "squatting". Steve said that most of the Village conversation that comes to his attention does not address how to solve these real and material problems that hurt the quality of life for all of us. As for his part, Steve said, he will "not walk away" from the Village. Steve then opened up the meeting for the Area Chairmen to speak in turn. Eleanor Wollman of Islewood said they evicted a resident with a dog, but then Recreation issued the evictee a new ID, for which they've apologized. To prevent reentry by the evictee into the Village, Charlie Parness suggested to call Security as they will check the license plate and ID against names provided to them to bar entry. Steve Fine said we can have confidence in our Security service. He noted in a recent car fire after midnite in the Ventnor K parking lot, not only did the head of Security, Angel Torres respond immediately, but stayed on for two hours until the danger had passed. Committee members asked about the announcement by the City of Deerfield Beach, published on page 9A of the October 2009 issue of the CVE Reporter, that "Single-Stream Recycling Has Arrived". Even though the announcement says "No longer do you have to separate paper from plastic bottles, metal and glass- just mix all your recyclables together!", Steve Fine said he believes this is in error and that you still have to separate the paper from the other recyclable material. Jules Kesselman said he had

sent out emails to Association officers forwarding the City's announcement. Naomi Redisch of Berkshire asked who at COOCVE is supposed to provide Associations with a list of reliable elevator service companies. Steve Fine said that the Contracts Committee should have such a list, and that he'd get one for Naomi. Joe Rubino of Durham referred to Steve Fine's announcements at previous COOCVE meetings of his intent to hold the Unit Owners' meeting in January 2010. Since the by-laws stipulate that such meetings take place in March, Joe made a Motion for the Executive Committee to approve changing the date of this meeting from March to January. The Executive Committee approved this change unanimously. Joe then asked why COOCVE hadn't followed up the request of the Area Chairmen at their June 2009 meeting, for the Contracts Committee of COOCVE to prepare an updated version of the Seacrest contract, reflecting changes since its inception around the beginning of the year. Steve Fine said he thought that COOCVE is not in a position to do this, since the contracts are between each individual Association and Seacrest, and therefore it is up to each Association to maintain its respective contract with Seacrest on an as-amended basis. Roz Nehls of Lyndhurst said she had received no response from Master Management to re-install the Stop Sign by the bus depot, and that the Recreation Committee had not cleaned the shelter in back of the COOCVE/Master Management office. Jack Kornfield referred to the incident related earlier by Steve Fine about the car that caught fire in the Ventnor K parking lot, noting that the car in question had expired license tags and been abandoned there for some time. Jack said that Associations should post towing notices in the parking areas. This allows you to tow away cars that have no right being there. Jack also asked about legal expenses of COOCVE, referring to his contention at the last COOCVE Board of Directors meeting, that the directors had approved in September, which allowed COOCVE to pay up to $10,000 without Board approval, only in connection with defending against the Ventnor B/Ross Gilson lawsuit. Ken Barnett

as Secretary said he had reviewed the video of the Meeting in question and had recorded it for further review, and believed that Jack's understanding was mistaken, and would discuss this at the COOCVE Board of Directors meeting as Jack had raised his question first there. Area Chairmen, Steve Fine, and Charlie Parness discussed adapter boxes that Comcast is offering for free or for $2.99 a month to allow analog TV sets to receive digital channels. Dan Glickman said he didn't think that any adapter box is needed at all to receive channels 2 through 99. Steve Fine said that he thought that Comcast's explanations have not been consistent or been confusing, and that Comcast has removed some popular channels from its standard offering, possibly in violation of their contract with us.

Joe Rubino made a Motion that Master Management hire an attorney who specializes in Cable TV issues to review the Comcast contract with us. The Motion passed with one vote against. This Motion will be brought to the COOCVE Board of Directors with the recommendation of the Executive Committee. Steve Fine will check with COOCVE's counsel Pat Murphy on his expertise or referrals for a lawyer who can do this work for us. Rhonda Pitone, a guest, asked that COOCVE reinstitute the Presidents' meetings, and update the Association Officers and Directors Manual that COOCVE used to publish. The Executive Committee voted to adjourn at 11:30 a.m. Respectfully submitted Ken Barnett





Village Minutes Council of Area Chairs October 14, 2009 Meeting held at Activity Center in Century Village East-Deerfield 1) Joe Rubino, Chairman, called meeting to order at 9 :37a.m. 2) Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silence 3) Roll Call and Association Attendance- A quorum was present, absent were the following: Ellesmere, Grantham, Harwood, Lyndhurst 4) Joe Rubino thanked Roz Nehls and Joe Sachs for chairing the meetings while he was away. 5) Elevator Companies: United Elevator CompanyJim Brown Mr. Brown thanked Anthony Falco, Charley Parness and Shelly Baskin. He asked that every representative of every association take a card. Mr. Brown spoke about the qualifications of his company. They have been in business since 1993. Mr. Deluca is the President and Mr. Brown is the salesman. United Elevator has eight service technicians; they provide service 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Question and answer: Q. What prices would you charge on Sunday? A.We provide 24-hour service 365 days per year. No additional charge for weekends including Sundays. A two-hour turn time frame for a response after receiving a phone call. No extra charge. The monthly charge to bring elevators up to “snuff” Q. What is your edge over the competition? A.Hallendale, Miami, up to Jupiter our office is moving into a 2000 sq. ft. building. There is enough work for

everyone. Associations are their top priority. They will put a man on a golf cart designated for the Village, so when a call comes in they are already here on site. Q. Addressing the four story buildings, what about the two story elevators and wheelchair lifts A.They were put in by the original company and they are in very bad shape. I suggest that they be replaced. Q. What happens with company if storms come and the electricity goes out? A. No extra charge as long as the work order is put in and we are your service company. Thyssen Krupp ElevatorsDavid Mittenthal Mr. David Mitttenthal began with a brief history of the elevators in Century Village prior to Thyssen Krupp taking over. In 2001 the CVE Reporter reported that there were 18 violations against another company. Thyssen Krupp repaired and provided service calls to many elevators guaranteeing their work even though they were not under contract. Thyssen Krupp now offers service five days a week and they have 27 technicians in Broward County with five overtime technicians. They do not charge for overtime unless it is over the scope of the contract. Safety is first. The service technicians have a less than one hour response time when called. Down times have been significantly reduced. Other small companies do not have the resources that Thyssen Krupp has. All Thysen Krupp parts are original. The parts are engineered to work together,

as well as being produced and installed together. We have a 24 hour parts delivery and we are a multi billion dollar company with the highest insurance. One injury in 30,000 hours of work was reported, because safety is our number one concern. We have inventory support and technical support. There are two options; the SSLR retro fit to the existing elevators to bring up to code; would like to come in and talk to each building, provide a quote based on your needs. Taylor made for each Association. The only thing Thyssen Krupp is not handling is the fire alarm. Q. We called once, the elevator was stuck. The technician said it was the power. We got a bill. A.Every elevator company is contracted the same. If there is a power problem, we are not responsible. We do not cover that. Q. By law, buildings are not supposed to touch the power boxes. Fire Marshal told us to shut down the elevator. Then, told us to turn them back on. A.We will not be offering that service under our liability-elevator code. People should not be instructed to shut them off /on. Q. What if we were to call you on Sunday at 1:00 a.m.? A.24/7 contract, if something is included in the contract, then there is no charge. If it is not covered then there is a full charge. Q. We were billed for numerous calls. A.There are three reasons we will bill; vandalism, electrical, and fire. It is reasonable to charge for electrical outages. We do not charge for items under our contract. In closing Thyssen Krupp does not want to see Century Village repeat bad history. We will work out invoices, keep all equipment the same. Our company is stable and we provide a good response time. 6) Anthony Falco on behalf of Master Managemen Confusion with Comcast – please be advised that on Thursday October 15 between 9:00a.m. and 2:00p.m. Comcast will be at the LeClub building to take orders for your free box until July. After July there will be a fee of $2.99. Comcast will be at the LeClub every Thursday (once a week) until December 15th. Order the box and the next day they will install them. There is no charge to install them. If you have complaints about stations, ask them directly. They claim we are not educated enough to understand what they

are doing and have done. If you have any questions go there on Thursday and ask them directly and voice your complaints then. Q. January 1, going to digital, is it $5.00 a month per box? A. Box is free until July Q. Channels 2-79 will you get them without the box? A. No you will not get the stations (Analog Station) Q. A motion was passed at the other meeting regarding the cable. The suggestion was that an attorney is hired that specializes in cable. A. Motion was made on original contract Comments- Last June menu channel disappeared from the TV. That should not have happened. The menu channel and a box at $3.00 per month. Should not pay per contract. There is a long-term plan to go digital- Comcast is supposed to provide a free adaptor box per home. A motion will be made on Thursday at the COOCVE meeting to hire a lawyer to look into Comcast contract. Thursday is the Master Management meeting. Consensus of the Village is to hire a lawyer. We need to know what our rights are under our contract. Hire a lawyer that specializes in cablevision. Next Tuesday almost unanimous vote will be put forward at the COOCVE meeting and let the Directors decide. 7) New Business The Village needs a system / pipe line for communication. Area Chairs ask Presidents for an updated residents’ roster. We do not have correct information. Only seven forms have been provided. Joe Rubino has email addresses from one year ago. Every building should provide a list of Officers, telephone numbers and email addresses. At the end of this year someone will request this list and will coordinate with Seacrest. Please delegate one person to be responsible for notifying their building residents. Q. If the building President leaves for a holiday, and takes all the building keys with him, do we have the authority to enter units? A. Yes Q. Does the ID office have a database of all the names, emails and addresses? A. Yes the ID office does and they work with Master Management. When someone purchases a unit they are entered into the system. The problem is after 10 years the information in the system is the same. A motion needs to

be made or a committee needs to be formed. Q. We used to have the bulletin boards at the pool, and they were removed. Reinstall them. A. Yes, they were removed because there was a problem with control over the material being posted. Q. Callifier costs $260.00. If there is an emergency they can place the phone calls. A. Bring it up at Master Management to create a committee for the phone communication. Q. For Master Management, always stated they want to be open to everyone. A. All meetings are open except a meeting regarding vendor prices, or unless an attorney is present and legal matters are being discussed. 8) East Coast (James Quintano) Mr. James Quintano addresses the room with nothing to report. If you have any questions, please call the office. Q. On a 1 1½, the cost per month. There is no property management and no accounting. Is it $37.00? Is it $2.00 per option? A. Mr. Quintano answered, I don’t know. I don’t have the fees in front of me. Your contract is in the office. Come to the office and review the fees. Q. Things that have been changed in the contract, need someone from the contract committee, someone from Seacrest and East Coast to create amendments in writing not verbal? A. We want someone from Seacrest to follow up with the amendments in accounting, and cat walks. An amendment has not been done as of yet. Comment - Changes to the investigation charge on nondomestic buyers. A memo was addressed to COOCVE and CVE members of each association from Seacrest on June 30, 2009. Concern with regard to the communication. Not every association is aware. High rise apartments. Boca no longer services the fire alarms. Fire Department had to be called to shut off alarm. Seacrest does not have a service contract to take care of fire alarms. Boca Fire services fire alarms, the communication with regard to the contract was not clear. Response- The Reporter has a volunteer staff. Most important is communication issues. 9) Recycling Single stream recycling sent by Center of Deerfield See COUNCIL, pg 10A





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further down the time line. Dan said that Orkin has given a good deal for the spraying. He also said that the shrubs were doing well, but within the past few weeks the infestation has suddenly resumed. He isn’t sure but it may be significant that the new infestation has occurred during the same time that the shrubs along the perimeter of the Village were removed. Nancy stated that replanting or spraying is something that will be looked into further. Café on the Green updates:


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Beach. Received from a reliable source. Large blue dumpster place NEWSPAPER & CARDBOARD ONLY! Recyclable 95 gallon on wheels is for MIXED RECYCLING Effective October 1. Comment- People were being dropped off in the Tilford Area. Response- Seacrest has golf carts and the supply of sprinkler heads in the back of the golf carts were stolen. Please keep your eyes and ears open. 10) Elections for Area Chairs Q. We need a procedure to follow so everyone is aware of what is going on with

City of Deerfield will be providing an occupational license on November 2nd. There was concern about smoking outside restaurant. Eva said she will talk to the Café management about the problem. Clubhouse pool deck: Work has been done on the stress joints and the deck will be painted. Nancy said it is such a large area that they have been putting off redoing the deck because it will be so expensive; but, they realize that eventually it will have to be done. New Owner Guide to Recreation Facilities: Eva

provided a copy of the Recreation Facilities Guide to the committee. This folder is provided to new owners at a monthly presentation given during the season to assist them in learning about, and enjoying, all the recreation facilities and activities in Century Village East. The Recreation Facilities Guide is also available in the DRF office. New Business Democratic Rally: The rally had been mentioned earlier in the meeting when Nancy was reviewing correspondence. There was extensive discussion

regarding the pros and cons of allowing a political rally on Recreation property. When asked, Eva stated that the docs prohibit this type of activity. Nancy said she would have no problems with a presentation that included all political parties. There was general agreement that anything of this nature, if presented on recreation property should be open to all residents – and to residents ONLY. Donna remarked that, in her interpretation, using the word ‘rally’ indicated a political activity which would not be appropriate for the Clubhouse; while a ‘forum’

would indicate information sharing that could possibly be appropriate. There were comments on the problems of cleanup after the event and accessibility by all interested residents during the event. It was agreed to table this issue while Nancy researches the docs for what of a political nature may or may not be allowed on Recreation property. The audio visual group presented the demonstration of the new equipment installed in GP-A. Respectfully submitted By Meredith Harris

the meetings. Who can be nominated? A. You must be a director of COOCVE to be an Area Chair. Q. COOCVE By laws – Article 9 area chair council chairs are elected by unit owners of that area. A. Term begins February 1. Q. Who is eligible? A. COOCVE directors from that area are eligible. Council Chair and Vice Chair are elected at the February Meeting. Q. January election for Area Chair? A. January Area Chairs get together all unit owners to vote. They must be COOCVE DIRECTORS Comments- Building has an election for COOCVE Director

that occurs in December 2009 for serving in 2010. Area Chairs are elected in January and begin serving in February. Minimum number of current directors is 21. Quorum of unit owners need to be present if an area establishes their own bylaws. January 30 current area chairs term ends and the new term begins February 1. 11) Seacrest Services The following Seacrest Supervisors/Managers were present to answer any questions, Denis BarrettoMaintenance Supervisor, Sandy Mallory-Property Manager, Greg AsklundLandscape Supervisor, Tony Perez- Landscape Supervisor, Blake Herring- Field Representative Q. With regard to new applicants, the notice was given to COOCVE. Individual letters were not sent. According to FL Statute 718 you are not allowed to charge more than $100.00 for an application. A. Blake Herring, Field Representative responded,

you may charge $100.00 per applicant and the Florida Statute does not include an International Background. At the Association’s discretion they may pass the fee to the applicant. You may inquire with your association attorney to clarify. We contacted the DBPR and they said yes it was all right. Tara Brown also explained that she personally calls each President, or Board of Director to confirm if they are requesting a Canadian/ International background investigation upon receipt of the application. It is a caseby-case basis, based on the Association’s decision. 12) Cendeer Cendeer Coupons are the same. They are $88.00, the services are the same NO INCREASE with the coupon amount. Café on the Green Opening November 15. New Payment boxes were installed on the hill. One for everyone; Seacrest, Cendeer, Master Management, and East Coast

13) Old Business Joe Rubino- While away, previous discussion of COOCVE Council was taken care of and a report of that discussion was made at the previous COOCVE meeting. It has taken up three meetings so it is not necessary to bring it up again. 14) Meetings / Dates Budget- COOCVE October 19 at 9:30 Cultural Committee November 4 discussion of Northeast Focal Point Friday, November 13, 2009 Patrick Murphy attorney 1012 rental issues Club House Party Room November 20, 2009 Michael Chapnick 10-12 pets and other issues at the Clubhouse Party Room COOCVE BOD Meeting moved from December 15 to December 22 15) Move to Adjourn- 1st 2nd Time 11:40a.m. Respectfully submitted Joe Rubino

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a solution on behalf of the COOCVE Board of Directors. Judy also urged COOCVE to visit and interview at the other Century Villages, and seek counsel from other nonprofits, before starting to consult lawyers and running up bills. Dan Glickman asked Steve Fine to clarify his Motion. Did he want the Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the COOCVE Board of Directors, or did he want the COOCVE Board of Directors to give power to the Advisory Committee to act through this Motion? Steve Fine specified it was the latter. He wanted the COOCVE Board of Directors to empower the Advisory Committee to take action based on their investigation. Bernie Parness opined that Master Management had "done well" in responding to Wilma and on other occasions. Bernie said he thought the problem with Master Management today was a question of the quality of the people rather than the corporate structure of Village government. Bernie noted that COOCVE's Board had just recently voted for bylaw changes to prevent the same person from holding office in both COOCVE and in Master Management, why would we now go in the other direction by combining the companies, which Bernie warned would "put power in a few hands", as in days gone by. Dan Glickman then made a Motion to Table the Motion, but the Directors voted not to table. Beverly Chase of Cambridge D said that the Board should not vote on something this important until Winter Season residents return as their views should be represented as well. Beverly further opined that the problem with Associations is that they aren't using properly their Property Managers, such as to foreclose, which is something the Property Managers can undertake for their Associations. Judy Olmstead said that she thought that ultimately, we will need to have a vote of the over 8,500 unit owners to change the corporate structure of Master Management. Judy further offered a friendly Amendment, accepted by Steve Fine, to invite "qualified volunteers" to work with the Advisory Committee, and to investigate and recommend changes to the corporate structure of Master Management, rather than to implement it. Bob Bender asked whether, in light of the change to the Motion, that the Advisory Committee will recommend rather than execute, there was any longer a need for the Motion at all, since the COOCVE President appoints

the Advisory Committee for the precise purpose of seeking their "advice and consent". Charlie Parness as Chair ruled that the Motion was necessary. Judy Schneider questioned why limit the investigation to only one solution, that of a "merger" between COOCVE and Master Management. Ken Barnett as Secretary noted that the Motion as written did not specify "merger", but "mergence", and asked Steve if the only solution proposed was limited to a "merger", which Ken said means an exchange of stock for stock. Steve responded that the intent was to "unify" COOCVE and Master Management, including possibly through a "merger". Bernie Parness proposed a friendly amendment that was accepted, to specify that the Advisory Committee report back in writing to the COOCVE Board of Directors. Dan Glickman questioned whether there was still a quorum present, Charlie Parness as Chair determined there was. The Directors voted to uphold the Chair's ruling. The Motion was then read as amended: "Motion to appoint the Advisory Committee and qualified volunteers, assisted by lawyers, to investigate and develop a plan of action to merge or unify COOCVE and Master Management, and report back in writing to the COOCVE Board of Directors." The Motion passed by a vote through a show of hands. President Fine then called on Joe Rubino to present a Motion that the Executive Committee had approved in its meeting of October 12, 2009. Joe read aloud the following statement: "At our Executive Committee meeting on Monday, October 12, 2009, we voted to request the COOCVE Board of Directors to direct CVE Master Management to hire legal counsel with expertise in the cable television area to determine our rights and obligations under the Comcast contract and recommend any amendments, as appropriate, to protect our interests and enhance our benefits in such matter. Fortunately, CVE Master Management at its Thursday, October 14, 2009 meeting, took such action. Therefore, I make a motion that the COOCVE Board of Directors fully supports CVE Master Management in its action with respect to the Comcast contract." COOCVE's Board voted in favor of this Motion by acclamation, with no dissenting vote. The President's report concluded, Steve Fine asked Ken Barnett to give the Treasurer's report. Ken said there was little to report for the most recent month concluded. September

2009. As mentioned before, dues income for the year is $67,872. Against this income, COOCVE incurred almost $47,000 in expenses through the nine months ending September 30, 2009. The main cost by far is the $4,000 administrative and rental fee paid to Master Management, totaling $36,000 through nine months. The other leading costs were Accounting of just over $4,000, and COOCVE's Directors and Officers Liability protection policy, which cost us $3,550 for the year. Through the nine months, COOCVE's income exceeded its expenses by about $21,000. Our cash balance in banks was over $377,000, which includes the proceeds of just over $70,000 that COOCVE received from the CVE Reporter in August 2009 to repay the loan made years ago to get the newspaper started. The President then asked for Committee reports. Rhonda Jarmark of the Nominating Committee called for volunteers to offer themselves for the multiple positions open on both the Recreation Committee and on the Board of Master Management, or to run for COOCVE office. October 26th is the deadline to apply for the Rec Committee and Master Management (elections at the December 22nd COOCVE Board Meeting), and November 17th is the deadline to apply for COOCVE office (elections at the January 19, 2010 COOCVE Board Meeting). Judy Schneider opined that COOCVE should do more to encourage volunteers, and said that she herself had left the Civic and Cultural Committee early this year when newly-elected COOCVE President Fine sent her a letter asking for her resignation. Steve Fine denied he ever sent such a letter, and challenged Mrs. Schneider to produce the copy of it she said she still had at home. Dan Glickman raised a Point of Order accepted by the Chair that the only comments permitted during this section of the meeting are to bring up a Point of Information, which terminated the discussion. Dick Ciocca of the Insurance Committee spoke next. "Broker agents" invited by the Insurance Committee will be submitting their proposals by a November 2nd deadline. The Insurance Committee will post and publish what it determines are the best proposals, likely three or four of them. They will be viewable on CVE's website,, on Channel 99, the December issue of the CVE Reporter, and brought to the November meeting of the COOCVE Board of Directors. Dick stressed that it is up to Associations to get appraisals by licensed appraisers within the past 18 months, and to compile their

"mitigation records", listing any claims made involving the Association. Next, Gloria Olmstead of the Budget and Finance Committee announced that the Committee would be presenting at the November COOCVE Board meeting the COOCVE budget for the coming year, which is called for by COOCVE's bylaws but has not been done in many years. Harry Chizek of Master Management said that they are seeking to gather phone numbers of all unit residents, to facilitate communication in case of an emergency. So far only 15 Associations have provided up-to-date lists, and Harry appealed for attendees' cooperation to obtain this information for their Associations. Mel Schmier of Master Management informed the COOCVE Board that Master Management had amended its bylaws to conform to COOCVE's recent change in its own bylaws, reducing COOCVE's required quorum for meetings from 150 to 117. Master Management amended the required quorum for COOCVE to elect Master Management directors from "150" to "that number as COOCVE's Board of Directors considers as constituting a quorum". Mel said that Master Management's bylaws change requires COOCVE's Board consent, by a 2/3 majority, and the COOCVE directors thereupon voted unanimously in favor of Master Management's amendment. Joe Sachs of the Advisory Committee announced that they are sponsoring two presentations next month: Attorney Pat Murphy will speak on November 13th at 10 a.m. in the Party Room, about rentals, and attorney Michael Chapnick will speak on November 20th about pets. Vice President Charlie Parness noted that both attorneys will be speaking to us on a "pro bono" basis, that is, without charge. Roz Nehls of the Civic and Cultural Committee said they are hosting a presentation on November 4th by Northeast Focal Point, and on January 13, 2009 a presentation by a State Ombudsman. Both dates are Wednesdays. Moving to "New Business", Bob Bender made the following Motion: "With recognition that the CVE Reporter is a separate corporation whose stock is owned by COOVE, this is to resolve that the COOCVE Board of Directors recommends to the Reporter that that (sic) publication list the meetings of its governing board in the "Important Meetings" listings so that interested residents might attend, and that the Reporter also should notify the Area Chairs promptly when said Reporter governing board meetings are scheduled."

Directors approved this Motion by a show of hands. Bernie Parness said he wanted to introduce a Motion for the CVE Reporter to publish monthly financial reports. Bernie said that the COOCVE directors have no way of knowing what is going on at the Reporter, and said "Who knows where the $300,000 came from to repay the COOCVE loan!" Ken Barnett, who is Treasurer of the Reporter, noted that the amount of the loan repayment, as disclosed in the Meeting and at previous Meetings, was about $70,000, not $300,000, which was COOCVE's approximate cash balance before receiving the loan repayment from the Reporter. Ken also offered a Point of Information that an auditor is currently doing the annual review of the Reporter's financial statements for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2009, and that the audited financial statements will likely be ready for publication in the December 2009 issue of the Reporter. Charlie Parness noted that a quorum was no longer present, which Bernie Parness acknowledged, saying he intended to re-introduce his Motion concerning the Reporter at the next meeting when a quorum is present. Bill Lorenzo of Ventnor H talked about his Association's legal battle against a resident who has violated bylaws by having a dog. He confirmed what Steve Fine had said earlier, that the Association has run up over $16,000 in legal expenses in trying to enforce this prohibition, but that the resident has appealed under Federal antidiscrimination laws, arguing that she is a person with a disability who needs the pet. Gene Goldman offered a point of information, that the relevant Federal law, the Americans with Disability Act ("ADA"), specifically refers to the right for a "service animal", that is a pet trained to serve a disabled person, such as a "guide dog" for a blind person. Gene noted that this requirement is well defined in practice, as it is routinely applied in schools. Bill Lorenzo appealed to residents to write in support of his Association's position that a condo association is not violating the Civil Rights of our neighbors by our bylaws against four-legged walking service animals. The owner of the animal in question, said it is not bothering anyone. A neighbor of hers also spoke, saying that she hears the dog barking constantly. As directors continued to leave, the Chair adjourned the meeting, at around 11:30 a.m. Respectfully Submitted, Ken Barnett





Village Minutes Minutes of Master Management Board October 15, 2009 President, Ira Somerset called the meeting to order at 9:30 am on Thursday, October 15, 2009. In attendance were: Reva Behr, Dick Ciocca, Donna Dowling, Anthony Falco, Gene Goldman, Jules Kesselman, Jack Kornfield, Bill Morse, Charlie Parness, Mel Schmier and Ira Somerset. Not present were: Harry Chizeck, J. William Goddard, Susan Koser and Bob Marcus. Guest present was Bob Dolson, Business Manager. President, Ira Somerset thanked all the Board Members and Executive officers who worked hard over the summer in keeping the MM Board running smoothly. Open Mike Rhonda Pitone – Several comments - the perimeter hedges were destroyed by the cutting – what is going to be done about it; brown spots around Newport L, K and M; Comcast keeps taking away stations; East bus ends too early at 2pm from shopping at TownCenter. Joe Sachs – Commended the Board for the work done over the summer and to the volunteers that have helped collect the overdue coupon money – great job. Leonard Glickman –He would like to have the handicap facilities in regard to transportation brought back to the village. Fran Strickoff – Some of the reflective material on the new signs are wearing off. Also, the poles that hold the street signs are rusted and bent and need to be addressed. Roslyn Nehls – The shelter behind COOCVE has spider webs and needs to be cleaned. Fred – Ventnor Q – What is the status of the report on the sprinkler system for CVE Minutes Charlie Parness moved to waive the reading of the minutes. Gene Goldman seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Jack Kornfield asked that two changes be made to the minutes under New Business: The following verbiage in bold/italics was omitted; The Board asked Seacrest to provide to Bob Dolson a report specifying the days and times each building and each Master Management area received irrigation during the previous week. Anthony Falco, as acting president appoint Jack Kornfield a committee of one to create such a list, soliciting input

via internet and report his recommendations to the Board. The scribe was asked to check the tape and make appropriate corrections. Financial Report - Bill Morse The CVE Master Management Financial Report prepared by Bill Morse was distributed to all Board members and discussed in detail. For the month of September 2009 the Total Income was $747,211; Total Expenses were $737,150; Net Income was $10,061. YTD Total Income is $6,722,631, Total Expenses are $6,898,260; Operating Loss is ($175,629.29). Total Assets are $1,939,963, Total Liabilities are $1,083,972 and Total Equity is $855,992. Overdue accounts receivable from unit owners including 12/31/08 balances through the end of September is $258,113 representing 668 unit owners. 247 unit owners over 30 days is $24,418; 71 unit owners over 60 days is $13,594; 52 unit owners over 90 days is $14,214; 18 unit owners over 120 days is $6,660; 21 unit owners over 150 days is $9,381; 21 unit owners over 180 days is $11,200; 15 unit owners over 210 days is $9,198; 15 unit owners over 240 days is $10,735; 130 unit owners over 270 days is $156,117. Bill Morse discussed with the Board the possibility of a bad debt write off for fiscal year 2009. Charlie Parness moved and the motion was seconded by Mel Schmier to support presenting Bill Morse’s report on a bad debt write off to the CPA for 2009 and 2010. Motion passed unanimously. A motion was then made by Gene Goldman and seconded by Charlie Parness to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion passed unanimously. Bill Morse reported that a revised letter of intent was received from Fairway Investors with regard to the Golf Course. Ira Somerset thanked Donna Dowling for the work she has done to solidify CVE’s position regarding the ground outside the fence not being CVE’s responsibility to maintain. CVE still has not heard from the city agreeing that the contract which they signed between Broward County and Deerfield Beach obligates the city to maintain the property. Master Management is also looking into the issue of who owns specific water pipes inside the village.

Business Manager’s Report - Bob Dolson Air Conditioning (RFA #133) Reva Behr moved to approve Cool Team to increase the size of the Hillsboro Gate A/C unit from 1.5 Ton to 2 Tons as outlined in the proposal dated October 12, 2009; at a cost of $2,800 plus tax plus permit fees. Jack Kornfield seconded. After a discussion, the BOD asked if the vendor will check the insulation and complete the fill up to six inches. Bob Dolson stated that he will have a vendor check it as Cool Team will not do that. Motion passed unanimously. Jack Kornfield abstained. Landscape (RFA # 131) Jack Kornfield moved to table the discussion to deep inject approximately 210 palms and trees along Century Boulevard until next month. Reva Behr seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Maintenance Issues (RFA # 129) Jack Kornfield moved to approve the proposal, dated September 21, 2009, from Master Electrical to replace the damaged light pole between Ventnor L and M and for a pole in Prescott for a total of $2,600 plus tax and permit fees. Dick Ciocca seconded. Mel Schmier commented that the quote from Cadillac Electric includes permit fees and the Master Electrical quote does not. After discussion, an amendment to the motion was made and accepted to approve the less expensive proposal after Bob Dolson reviews both proposals. Motion passed unanimously. (RFA #130) Dick Ciocca moved to approve Seacrest Services to repair and repaint drywall repairs in the Activity Center as outlined on the proposal dated October 6, 2009 for $1,575 plus tax and permit fees. Anthony Falco seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Road Repairs Gene Goldman moved to approve three invoices from Five Star Sealing and Paving (RFA #124, #125 and #127) in the amounts of $1,746, $34,042 and $21,615 plus taxes and permit fees. Anthony Falco seconded. Gene Goldman amended his motion not to include reflectors. Anthony Falco seconded. Motion passed 6:4. Security (RFA #132) Anthony Falco moved to approve TEM Systems, Inc. to repair the West Pedestrian Gate as outlined on the referenced

proposal dated August 31, 2009 at a cost of $1,458.91 plus tax and permit fees. Dick Ciocca seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Signs (RFA #128) Bob Dolson discussed a proposal dated August 17, 2009 from Signsations to replace the Hillsboro Entrance sign for $6,240 plus tax and permit fees. After a discussion, Charlie Parness moved to table this until further information is gathered. Jack Kornfield seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Jack Kornfield stated using the full sign for Century Village would be better, kerning of the letters could be improved and that we should get competitive bids. Transportation (RFA #134) Gene Goldman moved to approve American Recycled Plastics to supply and deliver eight Deluxe Park Benches as outlined on the proposal dated October 13, 2009 at a cost of $3,468 and approve the installation of six concrete pads from a supplier to be qualified and approved by the Business Manager for a cost of $2,700 for a total of $6,168 plus tax and permit fees. Reva Behr seconded. After a discussion, the motion passed unanimously. By-Laws Committee – Mel Schmier Mel Schmier advised the BOD that COOCVE has amended the quorum requirements from 150 directors to 117 which now provide a conflict with MM bylaws for the meeting of which MM BOD’s are elected. MM bylaws currently state a quorum at such meeting shall constitute 150 Directors of COOCVE the corporate voting member of this corporation. The Committee proposes that section 6.3 be amended to read as follows: a quorum of such meeting shall consist of that number of COOCVE Directors required to constitute a quorum that a meeting of the COOCVE BOD the voting member of this corporation. This new wording will not require further amendment should the COOCVE bylaws quorum requirements change again. Mel Schmier moved adoption of the amendment which was seconded by Charlie Parness. Motion passed 9:1 (Jack Kornfield opposed). Mr. Schmier stated that this will now be brought before the COOCVE BOD as required in the MM bylaws. Comcast Committee – Anthony Falco//Dick Ciocca Dick Ciocca discussed a

recent meeting with Comcast representatives. Mr. Ciocca distributed to the BOD an upgrade proposal for their review. Transportation Committee Charlie Parness presented a proposal on behalf of the Transportation Committee to make several changes to the East/West routes. Mel Schmier moved to adopt the recommendation of the Transportation committee. Charlie Parness seconded. Jack Kornfield proposed an amendment that the East route buses alternate between Towne Center and Festival Flea Market. Monday, Wednesday and Friday go to the Flea Market and Tuesday and Thursday’s the buses will go to Towne Center. Jules Kesselman seconded. Bill Morse moved to table the discussion to the next meeting. Dick Ciocca seconded. Motion to table passed unanimously. New Business Reva Behr spoke to the Board about overtime pay for the administrative assistant. It was the consensus of the Board that if an employee needs to stay to complete their work, for a legitimate reason, they should do so. Charlie Parness asked that Bob Dolson put together a program, within the next month or two, to fill in the blank spots with hedges around the perimeter of the village – this might take 1-2 years to complete, but a plan should be considered. Jack Kornfield asked that Bob Dolson investigate Bougainvillea bushes as part of a comprehensive security program for the village for the upcoming year and report to the Board at the next board meeting. Comcast has made changes to their channel lineup and residents are confused about the boxes being offered and the charges for the box after one year. Jack Kornfield moved that Master Management hire an attorney (for no more than $15,000) with specific expertise in cable contracts to determine if Comcast has been complying with our contract and make recommendations to MMBOD. Charlie Parness seconded. Motion passed (5:3) Jules Kesselman, Jack Kornfield, Bill Morse, Charles Parness, Mel Schmier; No - Reva Behr, Dick Ciocca, Donna Dowling. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn at 12:12pm. Respectfully submitted, Ira Somerset





Village Minutes Master Management Commentary By IRA SOMERSET

Welcome back to all of the seasonal residents. It’s great to be back in Century Village and South Florida. I am really impressed with how nice our community looks and what has been accomplished in the last 10 months. As an engineer and inspector, my training and background have been to look under the surface for the things that are not correct; a glass half empty view. Of course, that is not a popular perspective because we want to hear good things, not about errors or omissions. Over the summer, I heard and read of those who say that Century Village is broken and something has to be done to fix it. Well, I’d like to address that concept in this Commentary. I would also like to admit that we do not have all of the answers; we are doing the best we can under the circumstances and welcome your observations and constructive suggestions to provide services better within our budget. In order


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Village, or in the drafting and vetting of major contracts. It was pointed out that the other Century Villages are structured differently and can be used as a guide. Many directors have had comments, complaints, or recommendations on issues that have had to be referred to Master Management. Since security is the responsibility of Master Management, a merger may allow the new organization to have more control over building issues that threaten our security. The motion also authorized the committee to consult with attorneys as needed. The need for an attorney may arise at the beginning of the process to confirm that a merger is possible and then at the end in order to draft the final document. Harry Chizeck, a member of the Board of Directors for Master Management, has

to do that, we must first understand what Master Management’s responsibilities are as stated in our Bylaws: See box below. We have mainly focused on (c), providing the community services to the unit owners through contracts and agreements with vendors. These services include water, sewer, trash removal, cable, roads, buses, security, and so on. We also own the Le Club and Activity Center and the Tilford Recreation complex which we maintain. What does this mean in terms of what have we done? I think one of the first things to remember is that we have reached the point in the life of the infrastructure where the neglected maintenance of the past has caught up with us. Although we have had planning sessions to look ahead for one, two and three-years, the need to address emergency repairs has superseded the planned projects. Without going into an exhaustive list of what

Master Management has accomplished during the past year, I would like to mention some of the highlights. In the past few years, MM has struggled to meet many challenges that did not exist in the past. We replaced an ineffective and unresponsive property management company with one that has made a huge improvement in the looks and in the substance, the infrastructure, of Century Village. The lack of maintenance of the village over the last 30 years has caused a significant number of infrastructure failures that could not be foreseen but had to be fixed on an emergency or immediate basis. We assumed responsibility for the roads, repairing and paving many deteriorating areas; installed new bus benches (no splinters for residents); negotiated a new contract for internal and external transportation; upgraded many aspects of security and are prepared to award a new security contract;

installed new direction signs. Other repairs that were unplanned and unexpected were the air conditioners and roofs in the Activity Center – Le Club complex and the associated repairs to the waterdamaged walls; resealing and waterproofing the leaking windows and doors, and more. Irrigation – We have concentrated on repairing the existing system while looking toward an upgraded automated system that meets current codes and requirements. The neglect of previous years caused massive deterioration and failures of the pumps, heads, and distribution system that has required a huge effort to repair. We replaced missing pumps, connected sections of the system that had been bypassed, repaired or replaced non-working valves and approximately tripled the effective working irrigation system. However, it is still a manual system that requires hand labor and excessive time to operate. Water supply – We have taken responsibility for maintaining the water supply system within Century Village. In the last year, we have averaged one water pipe break a month in the 3-inch supply pipes. Legal issues – There have been several suits filed against Master Management and we have filed suit against the previous property manager. We are collecting monies due the corporation (including liens and foreclosures), researching and defending

our position regarding swale maintenance (it’s the city’s responsibility) and water supply system ownership and maintenance responsibilities. Lighting – We took responsibility for all of the lights in the Association areas (but not those on buildings) which involved numerous repairs, relamping, and replacement. In addition, we coordinate the work of the construction contractors for ATT, Comcast, FPL, etc. while they maintain and upgrade our facilities; working to resolve the issues with Comcast and other venders; the issues of fence and hedge repairs/ replacement from traffic accidents; trimming the trees and other summer season preparations; traffic control signs; monitoring contracts and soliciting proposals; qualifying contractors; overseeing security issues and responses within Century Village from United Security and BSO; maintaining entrances and main roads, the ponds, and more. As I look at the preceding paragraphs, I am impressed with these accomplishments and proud of our staff and board members who made these improvements reality, especially when I see the positive effects on our community. Overall, it seems to me that Master Management has made significant progress in rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure that we inherited.

been requesting building lists of all current unit owners and their local and long distance telephone numbers and addresses. If someone from each association would drop off a list at the Master Management office, it would be greatly appreciated. If you would add the email addresses or send a second list of email addresses, we can start organizing an email bank in order to communicate with everyone inbetween issues of the Reporter. Comcast is now offering an enhancement to their Basic Cable line-up free of charge until July 1, 2010 and for $2.99 a month after that for the first TV only. This Digital Starter Platform is a limited time promotion, which is an upgrade to your current package. You may obtain a box enabling you to pick up the additional channels by going to Le Club on Thursdays between 9:00 a.m.

and 2:00 p.m. until December 17, 2009 and scheduling an appointment for Comcast to install it free of charge. The receiver enabling you to receive the additional channels can be purchased for a second TV set at a cost of $6.95 per month. The $2.99 cost is the current anticipated cost, but may change in the future. The Comcast representatives will be available to answer questions in the lobby of Le Club on Thursdays and can provide you with a list of the channels available with this enhancement. For those who enjoy watching movies, there will be more than ten additional movie channels added with this enhancement package, as well as TV Guide and On Demand. Comcast will also be phasing in Digital Adapters to all of its 900,000 customers in South Florida over the next 24 months. You will not have to do or pay anything when

this occurs and the Digital Adapters will return some of our lost channels to our TV sets, such as the TV Guide and Style. The adaptors will be provided for up to three (3) sets per household. More channels will be available on each band once the Digital Adaptors are phased in. The change to the channel line-up that we have experienced in Century Village is a change that Comcast has made for all of its customers in South Florida. The free box promotion has been extended to the end of the year for our residents only. They have offered Master Management the opportunity to buy the enhancement in bulk for $1.50 per month per resident. . This will still not make everyone happy, since some of us see no need for so many Spanish, religious, and sports programs and believe that our original contract with Adelphia gave

us more input into choosing the stations offered (my opinion). Finally, neither the Digital Starter Platform (the free box) nor the phased-in Digital Adapter will offer any stations in French to our French Canadian residents. Last month I reported that CAFÉ ON THE GREEN would be open in October. Their new target date is early November, 2009 because of the 30 day waiting period that the city of Deerfield Beach requires in the permit process in some cases. Hopefully it is open as of the date you are reading this column. In last month’s column I inadvertently kept referring to the owner of the golf course by the incorrect name. The name of the corporation that currently owns the golf course is Fairway Investors, Inc. I apologize for the error.





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were they the cause? Did the party demanding all the last minute, after the fact changes, take any responsibility? Seacrest is certainly not perfect. They made mistakes along the way during this messy conversion. But who instigated the mess? And I still do not understand how a Management Company says it will reimburse an Association any portion of its fee, if asked? Something just does not seem quite right about that. Thanks Mr. Landesman for raising such interesting questions. DONNA CAPOBIANCO Oakridge V Replacing our Security Company To The Editor: Rumor has it that our current security is being replaced. What bothers me most is that all of the meetings vetting security companies were held behind closed doors. The community was never invited to voice their opinions. From the little bit that I know of the RFP process, Master Management invited security companies to bid on the security system Master Management devised. Instead of working on an improved system, they invited others to bid on the same old-same old. I personally believe that we will not find security personnel more devoted to keeping us safe than the ones currently in place. Outsiders working for minimum wage pose more of a threat to us than the outsiders allegedly climbing the fence. What Master Management should have done was to gather suggestions on an improved system, such as more than one rover in a shift to cover the 20 areas (my suggestion.) Rumor further has it that the difference in cost is minimal among the companies making the final cut, so the least Master Management can do is justify the firing of our current company and the residents who are employed by them. JUDY OLMSTEAD Markham S Closed Captioning for Matinee’s To The Editor: The selection of movies at the Clubhouse is excellent. It’s too bad that only a handful of people attend the matinee performances. The reason attendance is so poor is pretty obvious.

I have spoken to a number of people who, like me, are hearing impaired. They all agree that they would very much like to go to the movies, but that it made no sense for them to attend if they had no idea what was going on. Your ruling is that only the first performance of a movie is closed captioned. Too often, that first performance is in the evening, and a good many of our elderly residents don’t want to go out at night. It would be great, if at least all the MATINEE movies were closed captioned. That would certainly leave enough performances to satisfy those who are annoyed or distracted by closed captioning. LILLIAN WHITE Thanks For The Improvement To The Editor: Many thanks for highlighting my monthly Cooke’s Look at Books column on the front page of the new October issue under In This Issue-Features. Much appreciated! Not only was I pleased to have my column included but also think the addition of the In This Issue content heads- up on the front page is a great idea for readers. Makes the front page even more exciting visually and, in addition, tweaks reader interest! Love the way the CVE Reporter just keeps looking better and better with each issue! You and your staff are doing a fantastic job! Keep up the good work! RICHARD WILLIAM COOKE Berkshire B Response to Article Jan. ‘09 To The Editor: I enjoyed Aviva Ravels’ article about the teacher and her student, so I mailed it to my daughter-in-law in New York. My son saw it and thought it would make a good monologue for an amateur theatre production. He proceeded to find Aviva’s website and connected with her to get her permission for his idea with proper credit given to the author. She gave permission and he will now use it at a performance. I’ll let you know where it goes from here. Interesting? You bet! Teena Silverman Farnham L Get out of Afghanistan Now To the Editor: Those who subscribe to the cogent analysis of

Reporter Associate Editor, Sy Blum’s article Get out of Afghanistan NOW should contact our representatives listed below and tell them. Representative Wexler should, in his final months in office, sign on to HR3699 which opposes funding any more troops in Afghanistan. Rep. Robert Wexler - 202-225-3001 or 561-988-6302 Sen. Bill Nelson - 202-224-5274 or 954639-4851 Sen. George LeMieux - 866-630-7106 BOB BENDER Keswick C To Roberta Shapiro, president of Durham A, “I’m Not a Collection Agency.” To the Editor: I assume by now she has received the letter from Bill Morse, Treasurer of Master Management, explaining the duties of building presidents, referencing the provision in Section 8.1 of the Declaration of Condominium. Let me explain why Carol Falco and I (the only two volunteers for this job) decided the first place to start with was the presidents. We received a list of over 2,000 unit owners who were more that 60 days behind in their Master Management payments. After calling more than 200 presidents and asking that they contact their unit owners who owed money, we started calling the unit owners. It has been almost three months and I’m happy to report that with the help of several building presidents, we have, at this time only 384 unit owners still in arrears for 2009. This does not include the 265 unit owners that have been turned over to attorneys. It’s been a tough job, but someone had to do it. IRENE CHIZECK Berkshire C Stop Signs To the Editor: Many months ago the original Stop Signs had been removed and were replaced with yellow signs indicating Yield for Pedestrians. These signs were totally ignored by drivers especially in the area of Cambridge D, E, F and G where many people walk to and from the Clubhouse. With much protest from our residents in these buildings, we were delighted that our safety is ensured. The two Stop Signs were reinstalled crossing to and from the Clubhouse.

Our gratitude to the management who approved this vital decision. RUTH COSNER, ESTHER KROOP Cambridge G Our CVE Library To The Editor: Our CVE Library has become a vital part of life in Century Village. It is staffed by a wonderful group of volunteers who are always ready to assist and help make selections for you, and how convenient it is to be right here in the Village. I find that there is no need to go to any other library. Most of the volunteers are well acquainted with the popular, well known authors and older authors. They are hard working and take their jobs seriously. We should thank them for keeping our library up to date and for being so helpful. Many people come in to read the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal and also peruse the magazines that are always available. There are complaints that the library does not have computers. But there are many people who are perfectly happy without them. These people are still active and attend movies, shows, and many classes that are given in the Clubhouse. Many of the volunteers, however are computer literate and, I have been told that some of the library work is done on the computer in the office. So, I say kudos to the CVE Library - what would we do without it!

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the problem of individual associations unable to find people to serve on their Boards. My plan will give the Village a united leadership that they can turn to. It will also be a better means for the residents to have a say in the important services affecting our daily lives. I made a motion to appoint the Advisory Committee, and other qualified volunteers to research and develop a plan of action (with attorneys) to investigate ways to change our structure. A united Master Management and COOCVE works well for Century Village Boca, West Palm and Pembroke Pines. A vote was taken and the Directors were in favor of the motion. Now the real work begins. We need to find a way to get the plan in motion. It will not happen overnight. It will take much investigation to find a practical way to move toward our goal. This is a very ambitious transition which will have a positive impact in the future development of our Village when it comes to fruition. I also want to remind you that the City of Deerfield Beach has changed our Recycling System. We no longer have to sort materials into different bins. The new system, single stream recycling, allows residents to mix paper, plastic bottles, metal and glass in one container rather that separating them. The large Blue Dumpsters are still to be used for NEWSPAPERS AND CARDBOARD ONLY.





Condo News Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions By EVA RACHESKY Administration/Cen-Deer Communities Office I am handicapped and drive a van, when I come to the Clubhouse where is there a place for me to park? The handicapped parking spaces in the main Clubhouse parking lot are large enough to accommodate vans and there is one van accessible handicapped parking space behind the Clubhouse. All handicapped spaces are on a first come first serve basis. Staff Office Are reservations required for any of the satellite recreation areas, such as tennis and, if so, where do we go to make the reservations? Yes, reservations are required for two outdoor activities located on Recreation property – Tennis Courts and the Bar-B-Q/Picnic area. Reservations for these two activities may be made at the Clubhouse Staff Office, Monday thru Friday – 9am to 5pm. You will be provided with a reservation slip that establishes your right to enjoy the activity for the allotted date and time. ID Department

I need a new ID but I work. Does the ID office have any evening hours? To accommodate residents who work during the day, the I.D. Office is open extended hours on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for revalidation, gate passes, guest passes and companion passes only. All other business must be conducted Monday thru Friday during normal business hours. Whenever there is a need to cancel the Wednesday evening hours a notice will be posted at the ID office. Theater We have found broken seats in the theater – where should we report this? Whenever a resident discovers a broken seat it should be reported to the ushers, or reported to the Staff or Cen-Deer offices. Please bring them your ticket stub (when possible) and describe the problem so our recreation maintenance staff can address the issue. Athletic Department What is Aerobic Exercise? Aerobic exercise is a method of conditioning the

cardio respiratory system by using a variety of activities that create and increase demand for oxygen over an extended period of time. Recreation Maintenance What is done about broken seats in the theater? Our theater is over 30 years old and the seats are original to the structure. In addition to reports of broken seats by our residents, the seats are also inspected regularly by our maintenance staff and repaired as needed; however, since these seats are no longer manufactured it can be difficult to obtain the proper parts. Our recreation maintenance crew maintains the seats in the best condition possible, considering their age. Class Office Will there be any new classes offered during the upcoming season? Yes, we are happy to say that we will be able to offer a number of “NEW” classes along with our old standbys. Here is a list of the new classes being offered and the days the classes are being held:

Monday – French, American Folk Music, Famous Short Stories; Tuesday – French, Mah Jong; Wednesday – Memoir Writing, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages); Thursday – Photoshop Digital Photography, Scrap-booking, Canasta; Friday – Canasta, One Stroke Painting, Sports Talk Roundtable, Math & Mind Exercise, Memoir Writing. Evening/Weekend Staff Office When do the mini-buses leave the Clubhouse? Every weekday the mini-buses leave from the Clubhouse every half hour from 8:30am to 10:30pm. On weekends and holidays they leave every half hour from 10:00am until 10:30pm. Ticket Office Is there a website that can inform residents about shows and movies? Yes, the website is www. and anyone can access information about the current month’s theater offerings; this includes movies, as well

as shows and dances. When you open the website click on “This Month’s Clubhouse Happenings” and select ‘Deerfield Beach’. Once the download is completed you will be able to review the shows, etc. that will be presented during the month. When you find something of interest, it is suggested that you contact the Ticket Office (954-428-7470) to confirm that there are no changes to the published schedule. What are the Ticket Office hours? The Ticket Office will extend the hours of operation on Wednesdays beginning November 18, 2009 through March 17, 2010. The extended hours will accommodate purchasing tickets for season and individual shows, as well as refunds. Ticket Office hours will be: Wednesday – 9:30am to 7:00pm and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9:30am-12 noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm. Show tickets can still be purchased one hour before the show.

Teleconference Your Association Board Meetings By HAROLD MANSFIELD, Secretary of Grantham A There are several alternative methods that can be used to hold board meetings when members are out of town. Most phone companies permit conferencing at no extra cost with a maximum of three callers at one time. So if only two or three members want to call in, a regular speakerphone will suffice. Another alternative is Voice Over Internet (VOI), usually free for both sender and receiver. This method establishes connections over the internet between out-oftowners and those in CVE. It is essential that each participant has a computer with installed software, is computer literate, and has a good internet connection. The COOCVE insurance committee uses this method for their open meetings

at the Clubhouse, with a laptop computer connected to the Clubhouse wireless internet. At Grantham A, our fiveperson Board has been having meetings throughout the summer, attended by many year-round residents, though only one Board member remains on site. Through trial and error we have discovered what seems to be the best method for us. We use a telephone conferencing bridge between out-of-towners and in-house residents. The meetings are held in the 3rd floor Association Office, where we have installed a phone line for the Association. A speakerphone is used so meeting attendees can hear and participate. The meetings are conducted just like any other board meeting, with an

agenda posted in advance, so all residents can attend. Using this system, all board members dial a designated telephone number at the prescribed time and enter an access code thereby joining the conference. Our provider, offers this service for free, including recording privileges. However, each person who phones in will pay for their long distance services (often included in a long-distance plan). Should you be interested in setting up this service for your association, go to www. to register using your email address and they will send you the following: 1. A reserved telephone number you always use for conferencing.

2. A reserved six-digit access pin that enables the creator (host) to build the bridge connection. 3. A reserved six-digit access code for the participants to join the conference. 4. Method to invite participants by email, with date and time of the meeting. 5. Instructions as to which telephone keys operate the many features, including the turning on and off recording, muting, exiting and others. You may later download the recording of the meeting to your computer to transcribe the minutes or listen to it over the telephone. Most importantly your board members only need a telephone. Until phone-equipped meeting rooms are available at le Club and/or the Clubhouse,

Associations may wish to hold their teleconference meeting in the home of one of the resident board members. At Grantham A we decided instead to install a phone in our 3rd floor condo office so many unit owners could participate in the meeting. It is possible that we are the first CVE condo association whose office is equipped with its own phone line and fax. Doing this required getting the city to assign a civic address for our office. The city simply added the suffix "A" to the adjacent unit address, and they notified all service providers of the new civic address. Then the Association opened an account with AT&T which installed a phone line to the office, and we were all set for full Board participation all summer.

Clubhouse Ticket Office Will Extend Hours During Season The Ticket Office will extend the hours of operation on Wednesdays beginning November

18, 2009 through March 17, 2010. The extended hours will accommodate purchasing tickets for

season and individual shows, as well as refunds. Ticket Office hours will be:

Wednesday, - 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon;

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Show tickets can still be purchased one hour before the show.





Condo News AARP SAFE DRIVING CLASS OFFERED Once again, Century Village East is a sponsor of the AARP Driver Safety Program. This program, which focuses on the senior driver, is offered to update drivers on the newest Florida laws as well as updating our driving skills. It is the oldest and largest classroom refresher course especially designed for drivers 50 and up. In many states, participants are eligible for a 10% discount on their

liability insurance. The eight hour class is taught in two installments of four hours each in the Clubhouse on Wednesdays. The total cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers which include all materials and workbooks. Typical subjects include how our aging affects our driving, driving on crowded South Florida roads and strategies for being a defensive driver.

An AARP 2005 study found that 83% of program graduates said that they actually changed their driving behavior after taking the course. Among the most frequently reported changes were: checking blind spots more often and increasing following distance. The class is being taught by Century Village resident, Cari Sondike and registration is through the Class Office.

Century Village Blood Drive November 10, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Blood mobile will be parked in front of the downstairs entrance to the Clubhouse. Please help save lives. Each donor will receive a free gift as well as a mini-health screening for blood pressure, iron, pulse and temperature. You can still donate blood while on most medications. For further information call Lenny @ 954-914-6049

Century Village, Bulk Trash Schedules Effective Oct. 1, 2009 The City of Deerfield Beach is implementing a new garbage, recycling and bulk trash schedule in order to reduce fuel costs, increase efficiency and better serve residents. At the same time, the city's collection service area has expanded to include approximately 2,300 additional homes in the Bonnie Lock and Tedder annexed areas. As a result of this streamlined collection method, some residents will find that their recycling, garbage and bulk trash days have changed. Century

Village will be affected by the Bulk Trash pick up being permanently picked-up every Thursday instead of Friday. There will no longer be a need to call in for bulk trash. The bulk pick-up truck will ride throughout the village on Thursdays. There will be a minimum $15 charge to pick up contractor trash such as carpets, toilets, sinks, cabinets & drywall etc. Those items will have to be called in for pick-up at: 954-480-4379 Monday thru Wednesday for Thursday pick-up.

In Remembrance By GLORIA OLMSTEAD Harriet Drachman Harriet Drachman passed away peacefully on the morning of August 31, 2009 in the arms of her devoted son, Mitchell. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday on August 25. She was a former District Leader for the Democratic Party and was very active in Century Village.

Al Feinberg Al Feinberg passed away on August 20, 2009. He served

as Billiards Club President since 1989. Mr. Feinberg was in his nineties when he died.

Jacob Miller Jacob Miller, 94, of Grantham C passed away on September 9, 2009. He is survived by his wife Marjorie, son Jonathan, daughter Karen, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jacob served on the boards of COOCVE and Master Management.

COOCVE Appointed Committee Members for 2009 – 2010 ADVISORY* BY-LAWS Chair - Charlie CoChairs – Gene Parness Goldman & Fred Florence Charney Rosenzveig John Cole Harvey Masef Bruce Gursey Barbara Nathan Marcus Jack Kornfield Miriam Peletz Mel Schmier Rhonda Pitone Joe Sachs CIVIC & CULTURAL* Chair – TBA Susan Dove Beverly Kornfield AUDIT Roslyn Nehls Joe Fridell Sandy Parness Bruce Gursey Wendy Rosenzveig Elaine Nudelman Sandy Schmier Gloria Shomer Norma Weiner BUDGET & FINANCE* Chair – Gloria Olmstead Ken Barnett Florence Charney Bernard Pittinsky

CONTRACT Chair – Abe Trachtenberg Norman Bloom Florence Charney Caral Falco Bill Goddard Marilyn Lane

* Chairs are members of the COOCVE Executive Committee

Bernard Pittinsky David Polak GRIEVANCE Chair – Fred Rosenzveig Edward Gallon Beverly Kornfield Joe Sachs William Schmier

INSURANCE Chair – Joseph (Dick) Ciocca Frank Crowley Ross Gilson Dan Glickman Marvin Katz Carman Nepa Herman Shwide Saul Siegal Barry Smolin




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Estelle Kaufman Carol Difilippo Rhonda Pitone Elaine Schachter Robert H. Gravatt Cecile Baskin Richard Grundt Susan Dove Ruth Porter Sandra Parness Secretary Bruce Gursey

Nominating Committee – Voting Procedures At a recent meeting of the Nominating Committee, Rhoda Jarmark outlined voting procedures. Directors and Alternates will be given a ballot as soon as they come to the Board of Directors Meeting so, after listening to the speeches, they can vote for the candidate of their choice. When all candidates have been presented, Directors only (not alternates) will be called to the front tables. Picture IDs will be verified and each Director will put his/her ballot in a box. Then alternates will be called and the same procedure will be applied. Each candidate may have an observer who can question any denials to vote. At each table there will be a Sergeant-at-Arms who will identify and sort any denial votes. Tables will be set-up for voting. Picture IDs will be verified and each Director will submit his/her ballot. Ballots will be counted.

Run-Off Election Possible In accordance with the Bylaws, Sec. 8.7 election shall be by a majority of the votes cast. If there are more than two candidates for any office, none of whom has received a majority of votes cast, a run-off election shall be held immediately between the two candidates who received the most votes. The candidate receiving the majority in the run-off election shall be declared elected.

Election Dates Election dates are different for the various groups outlined above. At the December 22nd meeting of the COOCVE Board of Directors, elections will take place for CVE Master Management Board of Directors and the Recreation Committee. They will take office on January 1, 2010. At the January 19th meeting of the COOCVE Board of Directors, elections will take place for the COOCVE Officers. They will take office on February 1, 2010






Condo News Coalition for CVE Homebound By MARION G. COHEN

The Broward Homebound Program is not a sexy charity. The clients we serve are not cute and cuddly, but often old and frail. They live amongst us…but for the grace of God, you and I could be the next Broward Homebound Program client…that is, if there is funding available. We, as an organization need to educate the community to inform them about whom we serve and what we do for them. How do we do this? This column appears monthly in the Reporter, and once a year we have a mailing to the entire village in which we describe the need for the support of the COALITION FOR THE HOMEBOUND in Century Village. In our column we describe who is eligible to be a client of the Broward Homebound Program; we give details of their living conditions, their family support system or lack thereof. Most importantly, we try to show our community how the Program benefits the clients and how through that relationship the community as a whole, benefits. The mission of the Homebound Program is to enable the elderly and disabled residents of our community to live independently at home, with dignity. Our nonprofit enterprise provides crucially needed in-home services, such as personal care, homemaker, respite, and case management services to severely handicapped adults and frail, elderly residents. Daily tasks, such as cleaning, cooking, shopping, bathing and dressing are often too difficult for our clients to perform physically. They rely on the kindness and support of certified home health workers and dedicated volunteers, who provide the necessary services, so that they may reside in their accustomed environments, as well as on YOU, the caring individuals of our community, to maintain their quality of life. We take great pride in our claim that every penny donated by you to the Coalition is used for the benefit of the clients. We have no paid employees in the Coalition. We depend on the services of volunteers. How many other agencies can make this statement? If our infirm residents did

not have our services and had to be institutionalized, they might be victims of the shortcomings in the screening process for caregivers. In October of this year the Sun Sentinel ran a series entitled Trust Betrayed pointing out the shortcomings in the screening process for caregivers that we must have to protect our most vulnerable, particularly our elderly, infirm and disabled populations. Unfortunately, there is a misconception in the public’s mind that if an individual is employed, she is screened. There are 2,000 so-called companion sitter companies in Florida that are registered with, but not licensed by the state. They may review the background of employees sent to a person’s home or to an assisted living facility, but there is nobody checking to make sure that is the case. Every client of the BROWARD HOMEBOUND PROGRAM is supervised by a caseworker who checks on the caregiver and on the client. The nurse registry industry applauds the Attorney General and members of the legislature for their interest in creating a uniform model to safeguard our seniors and others who depend on credentialed and screened caregivers. More can be done! See our supplementary summary of the HOMEBOUND PROGRAM listed in this paper. A

phone call to the Broward Homebound Program at 954-787-2484 will provide counseling and guidance. Please feel free to contact me at 954-428-1315 if you

have any further questions. Please plan to join our circle of supporters and build better tomorrows for our community and especially for our clients,

families and caregivers. Your financial support and generosity of spirit will give them happiness, harmony and hope.




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 CVE Salutes Our Veterans 

Ardito, Tom US Army Signal Corps 1946-1948 Cambridge G

Axelrod, Barney US Navy 1943-1945 Lyndhurst K

Baskin, Shelly US Army 1959-1967 Richmond F

Becker, George US Navy 1951-1955 Tilford O

Beill, Lewis US Army 1953-1954 Lyndhurst K

Beisner, Ruth W.K. US Marines 1952-1955 Lyndhurst E

Bennett, James US Army Ret. 1941-1974 Upminster K

Bill, Maxi US Army 1943-1946 Ashby C

Blum, Charles US Air Force 1957-1962 Upminster K

Boccanfuso, Dom US Marines 1944-1946, 1950-1951 Swansea B

Bomson, Sanford US Navy 1944-1946 Durham B

Bovitch, Isadore US Army 1941-1945 Newport Q

Breslauer, Les US Navy 1941-1944 Richmond E

Bresowsky, Marvin US Army Medical Corp 1952-1953 Cambridge A

Butler, Theodore G. US Army Air Force 1941-1945 Tilford B

Caliendo, John US Marines 1951-1955 Markham H

Capello, Tony US Marines 1955-1959 Newport U

Carlucci, Anthony US Army 1952-1954 Newport G

Chizeck, Harry US Air Force 1953-1994 Berkshire C

Cohen, Martin Ret. Lt Col US Air Force 1942-1970 Grantham B

Cutler, Edward (Label) US Army 1954-1956 Farnham O

D’Ambrosio, Joseph US Army 1946-1947 Oakridge L

DeMasi, Anthony US Army 1958-1962 Lyndhurst B

Feld, Irving USAAF 1943-1945 Prescott O





 CVE Salutes Our Veterans 

Felicciardi, George US Army Airborne 1943-1946 Ventnor E

Ferorelli, Rita WACS 1944-1946 Ashby D

Ferro, Paul US Navy 1951-1955 Durham M

Fine, Steven US Army 1961-1963 Ventnor O

Fitzsimmons, Terry US Army 1967-1969 Durham A

Gallon, Ed US Air Force 1950-1956 Durham B

Gluckman, Mel US Army Air Corps 1941-1946 Farnham O

Gold, Sy US Army 1958-1964 Lyndhurst J

Goldstein, Sid US Army Air Force 1942-1946 Ventnor O

Gordon, Donald US Army 1968-1970 Ventnor O

Gravatt, Robert US Air Force 1957-1963 Prescott I

Harris, Albert US Army 1942-1945 Prescott F

Jacob, Walter E. US Army Air Corps 1942-1952 Tilford Q

Jacobs, Alvin US Air Force 1945-1947 Prescott K

Jaye, Marvin US Army 1951-1953 Oakridge L

Judson, Raymond US Army 1943-1946 Ventnor P

Kaplan, Don US Air Force 1952-1956 Lyndhurst I

Kaplan, Joseph US Navy 1943-1947 Ventnor P

Kaplan, Morris US Army 1941-1945 Tilford B

Kaplan, Norm US Navy 1952-1956 Farnham K

Kaufman, Louis US Army 1942-1945 Lyndhurst I

Keller, Marvin A. US Army Air Forces 1943-1945 Oakridge U

Kesselman, Jules US Army 1951-1953 Oakridge V

Koenigsberg, Murry US Marine Corp 1942-1946 Cambridge C

Krasner, Herbert L US Army Air Corp 1942-1973 Ventnor O

Label, Reuben Canadian Army 1939-1945 Markham K

Landa, George US Army Air Force 1942-1945 Lyndhurst F

Landesman, Roy US Army 1943-1945 Farnham O





 CVE Salutes Our Veterans 

Lerner, Charles US Army POW 1942-1945 Berkshire A

Levin, Jess US Navy 1946-1948 Oakridge V

Levy, Al US Army 1952-1954 Berkshire A

Luber, Howard A. Chief Radio Man US Navy 1942-1945 Westbury F

Martini, Charles Pep US Army 1950-1953 Durham W

Mc Lear, James US Air Force 1966-1970 Cambridge F

Milano, Bob US Air Force 1955-1963 Durham N

Miller, Alan G US Army 1960-1962 Oakridge D

Miller, B. Robert US Navy 1952-1956 Lyndhurst H

Miller, Jacob US Navy 1943-1950 Grantham C

Molefsky, Abraham US Army 1942-1945 Cambridge C

Mordkoff, Harry US Army 1941-1945 Durham W

Neidich, Leonard US Air Force 1943-1946 Newport Q

Niles, Richard US Army Air Corps 1944-1946 Ventnor H

Novick, Jerome US Navy 1943-1945-1950-1952 Ventnor O

Pellegrino, Emanuel US Army 1942-1945 Farnham O

Pensabene, Andrew J US Navy 1956-1959 Durham L

Pierce, Sheldon US Marine Corps 1944-1946 Ventnor C

Poes, Aron Lt Commander Naval Air Corps 1942-1970 Berkshire D

Popelsky, Martin US Army 1945-1948 Richmond C

Queen, Gertrude US Navy Wave 1944-1946 Prescott N

Rememteria, John US Navy 1944-1946, 1951-1953 Harwood E

Rosenbaum, Jack US Army Signal Corps 1943-1946 Grantham C

Rosenblatt, Abe US Marines 1951-1953 Cambridge G

Ross, Daniel US Army 1954-1956 Prescott D

Rubin, Mel US Army 63rd Anti Aircraft 1941-1946 Lyndhurst J

Saidens, Mary US Army Air Corps 1945-1947 Tilford N





 CVE Salutes Our Veterans 

Sakow, Herb US Navy 1949-1956 Ellesmere B

Schleifer, Philip US Merchant Marine 1943-1988 Newport H

Schneider, Victor US Army 1943-1946 Berkshire E

Schwartz, Moe US Army 1942-1945 Prescott D

Shain, Harold US Army 1959-1963 Prescott D

Shapiro, Sol US Army Air Force 1943-1946 Lyndhurst I

Siegel, David US Army 1943-1946 Grantham C

Signer, Ben US Navy 1942-1945 Markham N

Sklarin, Morty US Army 1942-1945 Swansea B

Smith, Bud US Marine Corps 1960-1983 Ventnor P

Snidman, Samuel US Army 1944-1946 Tilford A

Steckler, Hyman US Army 1941-1947 Ashby C

Stern, Barry A. US Army 1954-1956 Oakridge R

Stern, Terry US Navy 1950-1956 Tilford V

Tkatch, Joseph US Army 1943-1946 Ventnor E

Turk, Allen R. US Army 1951-1957 Lyndhurst K

Wayne, Larry US Navy 1967-1971 Lyndhurst N

Weiner, Arnold US Army 1955-1957 Harwood H

Weinhaus, Bill US Army 1951-1954 Markham O

Westin, Eunice US Navy Wave 1942-1945 Newport N

Woofter, Dwight US Army 1971-1996 Cambridge F

Zablowitz, Sidney US Navy 1944-1946 Cambridge A

Zimmerman, Milt US Navy 1942-1945 Markham C

Zucker, Fred US Army Air Force 1944-1946 Cambridge F




1 Bed / 1 Bath – Garden Apt Ellesmere C – One bedroom, one bath with great lake view…………………………………$32,500.00 Newport K – One bedroom garden, bldg claims rentable …………………………………..$37,000.00 Ventnor J – Onebedroomonebathgarden,furnished………………………………………$42,500.00 Upminster D _ One bedroom one bath garden near tennis & pool…………………………..$23,900.00 Upminster B – One bedroom garden near pool, tennis and plaza……………………………$25,900.00 1 Bed / 1.5 Baths Ellesmere A – One bedroom, carpet, on golfcourse……………..………………………….$54,000.00 Berkshire B – Attractive apartment ready to move into……………………………………$44,900.00 Newport S – Beautiful water view from patio, galley kitchen…………………………….$49,900.00 Newport K – One bedroom 1.5 bath garden, Bldg claims rentable………………………..$42,000.00 Lyndhurst L – Bright corner, new carpet, close to clubhouse, pool, & tennis…………….$37,000.00 Berkshire B – Handyman special,1st floor near clubhouse……………………………………$52,500.00 Berkshire A – Perfectly located, Steps to Pool and Club…………………………………….$55,000.00 Berkshire B – Fabulous Condo, Furnished in Grand Style……………………………………$79,000.00 Berkshire B – Attractive,well kept,wood floors,a truly must see unit………………………$59,900.00 Cambridge G – Largest one bedroom 1.5 bath with view of lagoon and clubhouse…………$44,500.00 Berkshire B – 2nd floor,turnkey furnished,walk to plaza and club……………………………$55,000.00 Grantham B – One bedroom 2 full bath luxury ……………………………………………….$44,000.00 Berkshire A – Much sought after location……………………………………………………$42,900.00 Cambridge G – Charming Contemporary Furn,BreathtakingWaterView………………….$53,000.00 Prescott C – Onebedroom1.5bath,1stfloor,furnishedunit…………………………………$37,500.00 Swansea B – One bedroom 1.5 bath deluxe unit,near plaza,pool and tennis…………………$59,990.00 Cambridge G – One bedroom 1.5 bath,deluxe,4th floor,near clubhouse………………………$49,900.00 Grantham F – One bedroom deluxe unit,good location,ready to move in ……………………$42,800.00 Durham W – One bedroom garden,walk to pool and clubhouse………………………………$47,500.00 Farnham C – Nicely Furn,2 NewA/C Units,Encl Patio,Close to East Gate………………….$34,900.00 2 Bed / 1.5 Baths Upminster M – Two bedroom, near pool and plaza……………………………………..$59,000.00 Prescott E – Twobedroomcorner,greatviewfrompatio………………………………..…$58,000.00 Farnham F - Priced to sell quickly,corner,1st floor……………………………………………$49,000.00 Newport Q - Clean 2 bedroom unit,Galley kitchen………………………………….…………$54,000.00 Upminster F – Quiet area, Needs TLC, Walk to plaza………………………………………$43,000.00 Westbury I – Two bedroom garden, walk to plaza………………………………………….$70,000.00 Farnham M - Clean, corner unit in quiet area………………………………………………..$51,500.00 Tilford B - Well appointed, corner unit on water………………………………………….$50,000.00 Newport V - 2 bedroom unit with hard wood flooring………………………………………$55,900.00 Prescott E – Twobedroomoverlookingmajesticgarden,Quiet&Serene……………………$49,000.00 Harwood E – First floor,updated unit,stainless steel appliances …………………………….$99,500.00 Durham P - Gorgeousandupdated2bedroomunit.Mustsee……………………………..$74,900.00 Upminster A – Priced to sell, move in condition, walk to plaza ……………………………$55,000.00 Farnham B – Wonderful Corner Unit, Bldg Claims Rentable……………………………..$57,900.00 Durham O – Two bedroom, corner, first floor, near pool and club…………………………$53,000.00 Farnham N – Two bedroom, first floor, with beautiful lake view…………………………..$79,000.00 Grantham F – Golfcourse view, first floor unit, enclosed patio………..…………………….$98,500.00 Lyndhurst A – Great location, close to club, canal view………………………………………$52,900.00 Cambridge G – Best building around,beautiful view of lake and clubhouse from patio………$75900.00 Harwood B – Everything New in this 2 bedroom,upstairs,corner unit.………………………$55,750.00 Ventnor R – Cornerunit,withnicecourtyardview,newA/CandNewAppliances……………$53,000.00 2 Beds / 2 Baths Luxury Richmond C – Two bedroom luxury,located near military trail entrance……………….…..$110,000.00 Oakridge V – Spectacular lake view, peaceful and immaculate…………………………..$109,500.00 Keswick C – Greatlocation,walktoclubhouse,golfview…………………………………$83,000.00 Oakridge F – Nature Preserve andWater view ………………………………………………$114,500.00 Lyndhurst K – Prime Location, Near clubhouse and pool…………………………………$125,000.00 Ventnor H - Updated kitchen, Enclosed updated patio, Golfview……………………….$99,900.00 Richmond E – Two bedroom luxury with both gold and water views………………….$128,000.00 Grantham C – Luxury two bedroom, golf course view, encl patio………………………$89,500.00 Ventnor P – Luxuryunitwithbreathtakingviewofthegolfcourse………………………$92,500.00 Lyndhurst J – Luxury unit on the second floor, golf view …………………………………$86,000.00 Berkshire E – Unfurn, luxury unit with both golf and water view…………………………...$94,900.00






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Census is Coming! 10 minutes once every 10 Years It’s Safe to Complete the Census

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No documents – no problem. Don’t be afraid to be counted! Census forms are completely confidential for 72 years and cannot be shared with anyone, including welfare and immigration agencies. No court of law, not even the President of the United States, can access your individual responses.

Census Results Determine Funding for Community Projects

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Census data is used to allocate billions of dollars in funding for local community programs, including funding for education, public safety, transportation, roads and bridges, health care and other human services. Funds flow to communities who conduct the most complete and accurate count. The loss in funding for government services for just one uncounted person in Broward County was estimated at $1,300 by the 2000 Census Monitoring board. An undercounting of 1,000 residents means a loss in funding for Broward County of $1.3 million or more!

For more information about the 2010 Census, visit or call 800-923-8282.

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






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Consumer Interest “Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisal” Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions… “Pre-File Now For 2010 Homestead and Other Exemptions!” Dear Lori, My spouse and I are first time home buyers and new to Florida. We recently bought our house and moved to Broward County. What are the requirements for new home buyers to obtain Homestead Exemption? T & S Kelly, Deerfield Beach, FL. The deadline to late file for any 2009 exemption is closed (September 19, 2009); however you can pre-file for 2010 exemptions including: Homestead, disability, widow/widower, granny flat and portability. To be eligible for a 2010 exemption, you must be on the title and make the property your permanent residence by January 1, 2010. You are also eligible if you hold a life estate interest in the property or reside on the property owned by a Trust and live there pursuant to the terms of the Trust. Applicants must be a U.S Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien, or hold “PRUCOL” asylum/refugee parole status

in the U.S. You must be a registered Broward voter or file a notarized Declaration of Domicile form with the Broward County Recording Office. Applicants must either have a Florida Driver’s License or a Florida ID Card (for non-drivers). You cannot use a “Valid in Florida Only” driver’s license and cannot keep a valid driver’s license in another state. Homestead Exemption does not transfer. If you had Homestead on a previous property, you must file for a new Homestead Exemption once you have purchased and moved into a new permanent residence. Remember: It is unlawful to

claim an exemption if you or your spouse is claiming a Homestead or other permanent residency-based tax exemption or credit in any other county, state or country. To pre-file for Homestead Exemption, simply go online at Just click the big yellow button near the top left of our homepage to get started. To file for any other exemptions, visit our “Download Forms” page to find the appropriate application. If you prefer to file in person, you can visit our Main Office or our West Broward Branch Office and we will assist you in filing your exemptions. Should you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service & Exemption Department at 954.357.6830. Sincerely, Lori Parrish, CFA If you have a question for Lori, please email her at lori@ or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.








My presence in the Village

From the Senate

By MARTY POPELSKY, Commissioner District 3


With the coming holidays and influx of snow-birds we all have to be more alert. Scam artists and criminals use the season to prey on seniors. Every year, the crime rate increases around the holidays. If you see anything suspicious, please call 911 and report it. Do not take the attitude that you will be wasting the police’s time. They would rather answer a false alarm than arrive after the crime has been committed. Many of you have noticed the construction on both Military Trail and 10th Street. This is part

of the new West Wellfield Water Supply Expansion project, which will ensure the city continues to have a plentiful supply of clean potable water. The

anticipated completion date for this project is August 2010. To receive the latest updates on this project, visit and click on the “E-Subscriptions” link in the left-hand column on the home page. Enter an email address, and weekly updates will be sent directly to you. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who expressed their love for my wife Dotty, many of whom came to her Memorial Service and made donations in her name to the N.E. Focal Point. Finally, let me wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. UPCOMING EVENTS Paper Shredding for Residents from ANY City Saturday, Nov. 14, 9AM Noon Recycling Drop-Off Center, 401 SW 4th St. Paper must be free of plastic and metal (staples and paper clips are acceptable) Paper is shredded right in front of you! NO businesses. Call 954-480-1420. America Recycles Day Monday, Nov. 16, 6AM2PM Starbucks in Deerfield Beach, 130 S Federal Hwy. Get a free mug made from recycled plastic and complimentary coffee all day when you pledge to recycle,. while supplies last. Call 954-480-1420 for more information. Property Tax Assistance at City Hall Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11:30AM-1PM City Hall Commission Chamber, 150 NE 2nd Ave. Call 954-357-5579 for more information. Remember that I am your only full time Commissioner. I am always here to assist you in any way I can. Call me any time, and I will be glad to help you resolve your problems. City Hall Office 954-480-4218 City Assistant Phone 954-480-4263 E-mail: web.commission@ Regards & Good Health, Marty Popelsky Your District 3 Commissioner

As I write this monthly update, the United States is preparing to enter into talks with Iran. In recent days, the discovery of secret uranium enrichment facilities has reinforced the urgency to halt Iran’s illicit quest for nuclear weapons. These talks will mark the first time in three decades the two countries will engage in such high-stakes and high level diplomatic relations. There has been much discussion about the possible outcome of the talks with Iran. Even as talks commence, we must continue to consider all possible economic sanctions that will show the Iranians that the international community will not permit Iran to acquire deadly nuclear weapons. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for “crippling sanctions” such as cutting off Iran’s access to international finances. Among the possible sanctions being discussed are a ban on importing refined petroleum products into Iran, a ban on international investment in Iran’s energy sector and a ban on countries purchasing oil or conducting trade of any kind with Iran. State and local governments can play a

crucial role as well, and Florida has been a leader in the fight to prevent a nuclear Iran. Two years ago, I sponsored the Protecting Florida’s Investments Act which stopped the investment of state pension funds in companies which engage in business with the energy sector of Iran and the Sudan. Our State made it clear then that the people of Florida will not aid in the development of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, nor will we support genocide in Darfur. This year, we expanded our efforts by passing legislation to require fire and police pension funds to divest from Iran and Sudan, and to further require the State to offer a “terror-free” investment option to state employees. I also had the opportunity recently to testify in Congress in support of federal legislation that will make it possible for every state and local government to take the type of economic action that Florida proudly pursued through our divestment legislation. It is vital, now more than ever, that the United States sends a message to the government of Iran that we will not permit the development of a nuclear weapons program that could threaten our security and that of our allies, especially the grave threat a nuclear Iran would pose to the State of Israel. I will continue to work with you to stand up to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. Finally, please know that it is an honor to serve you in the State Senate.









Before Square Dancing…

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The year was 1973… We were away for the summer at our home in the Catskill Mountains, NY. The afternoon at the pool was fun for all, regardless of their age, and Sandy served a spectacular dinner, as usual. But I had my reservations about spending Saturday night with such a diverse group. Fearing that the TV reception would be lousy (remember this was 1973) I instructed Sandy to think of something we could all do. All consisted of my teenage daughter, Debra, and Lou, a 20 year old who lived down the road, Sandy and me, my 80 year old mother and my six year old, Cynthia. I handed Sandy the newspaper and I asked her to see what movie was playing in town. As she turned the pages her eye caught an ad for an old-fashioned Country Fair in Grahamsville and it included driving directions. Soon we were on our way. The Country Fair turned out to be a marvelous solution. Sandy took Mom to sit in front of the stage where local groups entertained. Cynthia and I headed for the rides and Debra and Lou headed for the fairway with all its inviting booths. It appeared that it would be a pleasant evening for all, but it was more that just pleasant. It was great. Little did we know that Lou was an aspiring pitcher for the Big Leagues and knocked down everything in sight winning a zillion stuffed animals for a very happy Debra.

But the most marvelous thing that happened, happened to Sandy. After listening to several singing groups, the announcer said that there would be a very short break and then there would be an exhibition by a local square dancing group. Luckily we were between rides as she quickly ran to locate me. She grabbed me and said to hurry back with her to the stage as there was something I had to see. I barely looked at the dancers, I was so busy looking at my wife. She was aglow with excitement! At the end of the evening we climbed into the car for the return trip home. It was a miracle that we all fit in since Debra insisted that every stuffed animal ride with us, not in the trunk. Everyone was exhausted and quiet. Sandy seemed to be lost in her thoughts. She leaned over and whispered to me, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know how to square dance?” “Sure,” I answered confidently. “Remember where you saw them; in a tiny town in the country. Those people live here all year round. TV reception stinks and they need to have something to do. Let’s face it. It’s a hick activity.” Then I thought I would be kind and added, “Some day when we retire and if we decide to retire to our country home and if we live here all year long – then we’ll do as our neighbors do – we’ll square dance too!” The subject was brought to rest…or so I thought.

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Unlike most of my Jewish friends, I grew up in Orange Valley, a workman’s section bereft of Jewish people, except the owner of the candy store, which was next to my father’s pharmacy. My playmates had names like Geegee Belfiore, Henry Ceruti, Joe Tavaglione, Bill McCarthy and Billy McHenry. In the late thirties and early forties there was much anti Jewish prejudice. In Somerville, NJ there was Ku Klux Klaven, Camp Nordland and Camp Siegried in Long Island. They were all sponsored by the German-American Bund and swastikas and “Heil Hitler” were very much part of the activities there. I was in Junior High at the time but one of my neighbors, a senior at West Orange High School, went to Camp Nordland every summer. His name was Bim Kenlein and he encouraged the little kids to fight each other just for kicks, rather like Michael Vick with his dogs. When I went near the vacant lot near Bim’s house he’d yell, “Here comes Jerry – the kike!” and addressed me as “Jew Boy.” Although he had been a Nazi sympathizer, he turned out to be a patriotic American who died for his country when he was drafted and killed during the Battle of the Bulge. I weighed only 135 pounds when I entered the Army Air Corp in 1943 and had my share of fist fights with other recruits who came from other parts of the USA. Whoever called me names ended up “stung like a bee”. Bim’s “just for kicks” fisticuffs certainly came in handy. I began to notice less teasing from the men in my platoon, after I went with them to see the ashes of Holocaust victims. There is much contention in our history. Even before we became a country, the English speaking colonies invaded Canada, which had been and still is divided between English and French speakers. When we finally became the United States and got our constitution, there were white masters over black slaves. In the eighteenth century “Irish need not apply” employment ads were common. Even today our black president, Barack Obama, is having some difficulty because of the color of his skin. Today racism is more subdued, but still very much alive and kicking

particularly when some group or other reacts to frustration with just plain hate. I love Obama because I can now imagine that perhaps one day one of my sons or grandsons may become president of the United States. There are times when, at the Richmond pool, I have interesting conversations with total strangers about some scandal or

controversy. Often I can’t tell if the other person is a Jew or Gentile because a bathing suit doesn’t give much information about someone’s station in life, or their religious beliefs. In fact, I often think that if we could put our Congressmen and Senators together in the cool water of a swimming pool, there would be much less conflict in our politics.







Sounding Board Volunteer Spotlight Photo & Text by Barbara Nathan Marcus Meet Myra Mahl: Myra has lived in CVE as a full time resident for six years. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a consummate volunteer, it could be that she started in the embryo and the list of her activities goes back very far and shall continue. Volunteerism seems to be part of her being. Myra’s activities have been and are as interesting as she is. In Brooklyn, she spoke to children in poor neighborhoods about “pursuing and becoming what they wanted to be when they grew up.” She was President of Friends of Marine Park, Gerritson Creek where she worked with politicians and neighborhood people to turn the Creek into a nature centre where presently school groups come to visit and the Brooklyn Park Rangers are based.” I set up concerts in the park, craft shows and special events. I was featured for my efforts in Newsday, the Daily News and local papers”, she relates. Myra worked for the

Director of the New York Aquarium for 20 years. It is clear that her creativity and artistic acumen is not new, for she set up special events at the Aquarium, such as imagining and putting together backdrops for special events and a 6’ walrus “that sat in a sleigh at Christmas time” says Myra. At the Aquarium, she was editor and publisher of the Newsletter. As a writer, Myra came in the top one hundred winners across the U.S.A. in a fiction contest by the magazine, Writers’ Digest. She taught a fiction workshop and her children stories have been published. In her six years at CVE, Myra’s volunteerism has no bounds. She has written for the Reporter and had a really ‘quirky’ by-line about folks who live at CVE and are outside the norm. She is Public Relations Chairman on the Art Club Board. As such she sets up outside exhibitions, such as the extraordinary exhibition at Sugar Sand Park last

season. She is also President of the Camera Club and is setting up an exhibition of her work and that of another photographer at a nearby diner. Should that succeed, she will continue and invite some of the CVE artists to participate. Myra was also on the Board of Directors of her building, Harwood I. These are her expectations for CVE: “WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO AT CVE IS TO START A TREE DRIVE TO REPLACE THE 2000 TREES WE LOST BECAUSE OF HURRICANE WILMA. HURRICANE FRIENDLY TREES, OF COURSE, “she states emphatically. She wants to speak to our Commissioner to ask for a Community Center, where among other things, “we can display our work.” The ultimate ‘Renaissance woman’ Myra Maul says, “You never know what I would do next in the Village, if I am passionate about it.” Want to be a volunteer? Know someone to highlight

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The Art of the Yo-Yo By SHELLY BASKIN It happened during the spring of 1948. The winter doldrums were passing into the night and the new season was sprouting all around us with its color, fragrance, and beauty. The snow and slush were gone and the buds were starting to appear along with the bulbs that were planted last fall. My friends and I, “Red” Baskin, “Toots” Terdiman, “Waldy” Waldhorn, Johnny Rosebush, Margulies and Hirsch were heading for the nearby park as we usually did on Saturdays. But this day was different. It was a day which would live for over sixty years, at least in my mind and heart. For on this day we all learned the “Art of the Yo-Yo.” Our “gang” was summoned to the nearby bench where several men were playing with yo-yos. Yes, they were playing with yo-yos. Up to that day, I had tried a few. They were actually made for young people and would rebound upwards almost as quickly as they went down. They were not controllable. The strings were knotted around the cross piece in the middle and the

saying was “whatever goes down, must come back up.” Only quicker. Yo-yos mean different things to different people. To some, ”That guy is a “yo-yo.” To others, “He’s up and down like a yo-yo.” What remembrances are brought back with this little round instrument of fun, which came in all colors. On that day, rhinestones were featured. They looked like diamonds as they glistened in the sun. Spinning, sparkling and moving at the whim of the Phillipine geniuses. Where did they learn this great art and why were they teaching it to us? Especially to “Toots” and “Waldy.” This was a new style yo-yo which was intended for use by young adults or would-be teens. They were complete with a loose fitting loop (not knotted) which went around the center piece. There was an art to winding the string so that it was not too tight. It took much practice to have the tension and the length just right. The yo-yo was correctly positioned when the throwing hand was parallel to the ground and it could touch the surface, only

barely. Later, the mom and pop candy stores sold the strings separately in different lengths. We learned that there were numerous tricks to perform that took much practice. Movements such as “Walk the dog”, “The boomerang”, “Around the world”, and “Rock the cradle.” Each one took hours to perfect; each was a learning skill that few had. The first, for example, had the person rolling the yo-yo downwards with a firm throw, backwards over the middle finger. It should hit the level floor just right and with the correct speed to actually “walk” the round plaything several feet and then bring it straight up, while spinning, to your hand. The others are too complex to explain here. They required drawings and plans much like an engineer would use. These men, we learned, were part of an advance party to sell these things. Some of us purchased several in different styles and colors. And, from our group, we were passing the word around in the school that it was “cool” to yo-yo. To perform correctly, a Duncan

was required. To this day, I have never found another brand that comes close. So, on a recent visit to New Jersey, I purchased several from a local shop. I was a little out of practice and found out that like riding a bike— you never forget. Armed with my new toy I attempted to show Zachary, my grandson, but found it was difficult to teach this art. Back in Florida, with my yo-yo, I started to practice. I would like again to perfect this art so that I will able to show my grandson what we did years ago. This could possibly be repeated through the generations. All that would be needed is

a willing student, practice, interest, and a Duncan. I cannot wait to get back to the “Garden State.” Of course, a few stories of the old days wouldn’t hurt either. A recent development occurred as I was researching and practicing my yo-yoing for this article. The stores are now featuring the first innovation in all these years—a ball bearing center piece to wind the string, thereby allowing the yo-yo to constantly “sleep.” We went to the moon and back. Why not improve the yoyo?






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I Don’t Give a Damn

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I am 98 years old and have congestive heart failure. My wife, Debora, after 70 years of marriage, died last year in June. When my doctor told me about my heart condition, he suggested that I join Home Hospice. After recovering from the shock, I did decide to join, but I knew it would be a short journey because I planned to stop eating. Then a strange thing happened. The people taking

care of me acquired names and personalities; my fiveday-a week caregiver Liliana, my bather Lydia, my two day-a-week caregiver Ami, my nurse Marilyn. Hospice changed from death to life! An educated visitor to trade insults with on Saturday and a cardiologist who makes night visits. Hospice is responsive to every request. While awaiting the inescapable, Liliana prepares

a weekly feast for my buddies in the Philosophy Forum; and I have fallen head over heals in love with my nurse Marilyn. I love my weekly game of chess, the daily richness of the New York Times, and the magazines which give me enough to read. I know my future but, I don’t give a damn.

High Finance By JACK GALIT Many years ago my wife and I received an invitation to the 50th wedding anniversary of a couple, Murray and Yetta whom I knew from my preteen years. I had maintained contact with them even after they moved into their new home in Staten Island. Murray’s sister and her husband, whom I also knew from the early years, were neighbors who kept us, Murray and I in touch throughout the years. When my wife and I were ready to move to CVE Murray invited us to a seafood restaurant in Sheepshead Bay. I returned the favor when Murray and Yetta moved to Delray Beach many years later by taking them to the Firehouse Restaurant in Delray Beach. When the invitation was received from their sons who planned the celebration, we decided to attend even though we knew that Murray was very involved in/with high falootin’ people in South Florida.

After we arrived at the party and went through the introduction line, my wife was pulled over to a table with women who wanted to know all about us. I managed to seat myself at a table where male cousins had gathered whom I knew from my younger days. That’s when I found out about high finance. The table talk revealed that all the cousins were very well off. They were discussing a financial venture that some entrepreneur named Alfie and his firm were interested in developing, and had offered to include them. I gathered from the conversation, carried on by the oldest cousin, named Hoony that they had participated in similar investments realizing great profits. The minimum sum, $250,000, had to remain with the firm for use in developing this dotcom corporation until the firm’s Chief Financial Officer announced that the time was ripe for an IPO (Initial Public Offering.) This was a well-known

financial package that was described in newspapers weekly, usually involving big companies and the even bigger financial entrepreneurs who arranged the deals. Wall St., the Stock Markets were flourishing at that time, although dotcom companies were known to fall by the wayside or, fortunately, to be gobbled up for some return by established companies, even at that time. So here I am, sitting with a group of men all of whom are investing with Alfie. Each of them had worked for a family-run “Linen and Things” type of store that an aunt and uncle had built up very successfully since the early 1920s, and which was now carried on by younger members of their family. Later on I realized that Hoony was the one who had put up the required sum originally and having done well, had convinced his brother and cousins to join together to put up the minimum of $250,000. They had done quite well and were ready to invest again.

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I am not yet old! Sometimes my bones forget that, and creak a little bending; and sometimes my back forgets too! But I am not yet old! Sometimes my children, with all the best of intentions, issue dicta (in the form of suggestions) as to what it is that I need to do and what I need to avoid doing. And sometimes, they remind me that I don’t hear so well, that I forget things and that I often repeat myself when speaking with them. Of course, they exaggerate! Still, how do I know that I am not yet old! I know because I still find joy in discovering a new fact or a new idea. I know because my curiosity is still active, and that I am going to start reading up on linguistics. One of my grandchildren is taking a course and I am young enough to want to discuss it with him. I know because I still get riled up at injustice, racism, and anti-Semitism, but I am old enough to ask, What’s happening with kids these days?



How can one not wonder when the headlines often report child on child abuse, spraying someone different with flammable liquids and setting him on fire? And, how can we not wonder why, among some adults, there is such incivility as to make a mockery of what democracy is! The man who yells out at President Obama (need I remind you that he is the president of ALL OF US), the people who disrupt town hall meetings so that another’s point of view cannot be heard. These are the people who are undermining the very essence of democracy, and allegedly believing that they are defending it! So, am I old? I am an octogenarian, but I AM NOT OLD, and I sincerely hope that I will not get old enough to NOT be upset by incivility, or intolerance, or by racism, sexism, or any other ism that suggests we are not all equal, not all patriotic, and not all good citizens (meaning we read, we study and we vote!) Crotchety? Perhaps. Old? No!

Connecting By Teena Silverman Want to connect with young children or grandchildren who live far away? I buy a book to read to them. Actually I buy two copies of the book and mail one to my grandchild. Then, when I call them, they choose a book they would like read. Thanks to my son and a speaker phone, we work together. He gets the book I have, has my

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Reality or a Song By ROY LANDESMAN I always thought that “Love is Better the Second Time Around� was a movie or a song title but I found out I was wrong. When my wife of 61 years passed away I was devastated. For the last five years I became a caretaker repaying 60 years of love and companionship. Over breakfast one morning she looked up and said, “When I am gone I want you to find yourself a companion. You have been tied down for five years and deserve some pleasure for the rest of your life.� Just look around, I assured her, husbands always go first. Again I was wrong. My wife, my friend, my companion, the mother of my children went before me. I was a lost soul for the next two months. I only went out to shop, ignoring all the organizations that I had been active in, and sat around watching four or five movies a day, feeling sorry for myself. One day my 19 year old granddaughter while

visiting, gave me a lecture stating,�Grandma is gone but you are alive, get off your butt and get back into the world, you can’t lock yourself away.� She was right, the next day I joined a bereavement group and after four weeks of semi-private counseling, I joined a group of 15 or 20 others all in the same position of having lost a loved one. The moderator encouraged everyone to speak out, and group members gave what they felt was help and ideas. Everyone gave freely, bonded with each other and more than half are still friends and have become family looking out for one another. Most of us still meet for lunch every Thursday. In the group was a lady who was a volunteer Major in the Citizens on Patrol in Palm Beach County. I was with the Broward Sheriff’s office. She was also a member of Citizens Emergency Response Team in Delray and I was a member in Deerfield. She portrayed Mrs. Clause for

school children at Christmas and I was Santa for years in Deerfield. After weeks of conversation I invited her for dinner as her position in COPS kept her on the run with no time to cook, and I enjoy cooking. For months she came to dinner a couple of times a week and we were friends with never anything more than a peck on the cheek. I went to visit my son in California for a week and we wrote daily on Instant Messages. I realized that I missed her, really missed her. My feeling for her however, was not reciprocated as she was still grieving from her loss. My thoughts were love, hers were liking and friendship. After six months I finally won her over and I feel like the luckiest man on earth. She is caring, compassionate, loving and wonderful. We made commitments to each. With her four children and 13 grandchildren and my three children and eight grandchildren, we do not

want complications and will live in sin. We are coming up to our third anniversary. Some people never have a true love, others might have one. I am blessed in that I have had two loving caring women in my life.

I am not trying to replace her husband and she is not trying to replace my wife. We are just two people in love and finding “Love is just as good or better the second time around.�





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The Roller Coaster Ride By PAULINE MIZRACH One more day – my daily routine at 8:30 a.m., waiting for the Century Village bus. “How are you doin’?” the usual interaction greeting as I board the mini-bus, I’m hoping to get a front-row seating arrangement in full view. Catching this bus is getting to be a habitual, daily routine. “How are you doin’?” The familiar driver, May, smiles – always friendly. “Hi, Pauline, how are you doin’ today?” I move toward my seat slowly and look around, hoping May will play soul music on her radio. I enjoy the music while paying attention to the other

people stepping on the bus. The roller coaster ride reminds me of the roller coaster in Coney Island, Brooklyn. It moves up the hills and down in different directions, stopping briefly at local stops to pick up more residents who live in Century Village. I am soaking it all in daily, with familiar faces and people who get on the mini-bus today. “How are you doin’?” the familiar greetings and talk, talk, talk, talking as I watch their interactions, responding to each other, the people who live in Century Village. The talking

continues and goes on and on – the stories, comments, doctor appointments, grandchildren, and their problems; talking about the Dollar Tree store sales, Target and Publix supermarkets. “What’s going on?” Just keep talking on and on. Mostly, I hear, “I had to get out of my condo – just not to feel lonely.” I often hear people on the bus talking about their personal problems. The roller coaster journey, one more day, one more time. “How are you doin’?” We move on. I am alone, my reality world kicks in.

I’m seated with my front view perspective as I smile and engage casually in conversation, before we reach our destination, the Clubhouse. Still the soul music is not turned on at this time – the reality trip, roller coaster ride sinks in again as the mini-bus moves uphill through familiar roads and people. My West bus is waiting there at the Clubhouse area at 9:00 a.m. and on time. I’m smiling as I wave and walk toward the bus with other residents. My reality trip. One more day – “How are you doin’?



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Tilford C

2nd. Floor, Tiled, Furnished, Ready To Move-In, Newer A/C

$ 34,900

Durham Q

Water View, Move-In Condition, Walk To Pool & Clubhouse $ 30,500

Farnham L

1st. Floor, Totally Updated, Tiled Floors, Encl. Patio

$ 42,500

Highrise Units 1/1.5 Cambridge G

Water View, Screened Patio, Berber Carpeting, 4th Floor

$ 48,500

Cambridge C

Clean Unit, Move-In Condition, Encl. Patio Water View

$ 49,850

Cambridge C

Prime Area, Water View, MB Renovated With Shower Stall $ 44,850

Berkshire B

Newer Appliances, Stall Shower In MB, Move-In Condition $ 49,900

Cambridge B

Encl. Patio, Hurricane Shutters, Newer A/C, Furnished

$ 49.900

Cambridge C

Water View, Updated, Walk To Clubhouse & Pool

$ 68,500

Newport U

Totally Renovated, Granite Counter Tops, This Is A Bargain

$ 65,000

Swansea B

Fully Furnished, 1st. Floor, Located Near Pool & Tennis

$ 49,900

Cambridge F

Furnished Ground Floor, Water View, Enclosed Patio

$ 45,500

Garden Units 1/1.5

$ 79,850

Garden Units 2/1.5 Tilford T

Newer Appliances, Updated Kitchen & Master Bath, Walk To Pool $ 50,000

Durham Y

“Elegance”, Lift Installed, Furnished, Corner, Steps To Pool

Harwood J

Corner, 2nd. Floor, Renovated ½ Bath,Tiled Patio,“Make An Offer”$ 49,900

Lyndhurst L

Corner 2nd. Floor, Newer Appliances, Screened Patio, Near Pool $ 57,950

Prescott L

Corner 2nd. Floor, Water View, Tiled Patio, Near West Gate

Westbury D

Corner Unit, Central Air, Steps To Pool And Plaza, “Come See” $ 64,500

Prescott L

1st. Floor Corner, WaterView, Inside Corner, Fully Furnished

$ 54,900

Farnham G

Lovely Corner, Tiled Floors, Glass Top Stove, Great Location

$ 67,900

Farnham Q

1st. Floor Corner, CherryWood Floors, Many Upgrades, Furnished $ 56,900

Newport V

2/1.5 Water View, Designer Furniture, Central Air, Clean Unit

$ 64,999

$ 55,900

$ 58,000

2/2 Highrise Luxury Units Harwood E

Executive Model, 2X2 Marble Tile, Upgraded, Water View


Lyndhurst J

Prime Location, Steps To Pool, Walk To Clubhouse, Encl. Patio $174,990

Oakridge U

1st. Floor, All Tile, Newer Kitchen, Water View From Patio


Durham C

Corner Unit, Water View, Tiled, Walk To Pool, Very Clean

$ 45,850

Ventnor G

Corner, 4th Floor, Spacious & Clean, Near Pool & Tennis


Prescott A

Needs Some TLC, Newer Range & Refrigerator, 2 A/C’s

$ 59,900

Berkshire E

Magnificient Water & Golf View, Short Walk To Pool & Plaza


Newport L

1st. Floor Corner, Totally Redone, New Appliances, Open Kit. $ 69,900

Ventnor G

Bright Corner, Golf Course View, Gorgeous Unit, Furnished


Farnham P

Bright & Airy, Walk To Pool, Rental Bldg.At This Time

$ 39,500

Richmond A

Nicely Redone, Tiled Throughout, Walk To Pool & Tennis


Tilford G

Corner Ground Floor, Tile & Carpet, Furnished, Water View

$ 39,900

Oakridge V

Corner, Water View, Tile & Wood Floors, Encl. Patio, Move-In

$ 95,000

Westbury C

Rental Bldg. Beautiful Condo, Updated, “This Is A Wow”

$ 48,950

Ventnor H

Tile & Carpet, Newer Kit. Cabinets, Newer A/C, Clean, Move-In $ 99,000

Durham H

Totally Updated, New Kit. New Appliances, New Plumbing

$ 55,900

Ventnor H

Golf Course View, Encl. Patio, Tile & Carpet, Newer Appliances $ 97,500

Lyndhurst F

2nd. Floor, Water View, Encl. Patio, Steps To Clubhouse

$ 44,850

Oakridge F

Excellent Location, Steps To Pool, Fully Furnished, Tiled

$ 97,000

Westbury J

Corner 2nd. Fl. Furnished, Newer Appliances, Central Air

$ 44,000

Richmond F

Priced To Sell. Enclosed Patio, Extra Clean, Furnished,

$ 79,850

Prescott M

Immaculate Redone Unit, Wood Floors, Encl. Patio, WaterView $ 45,500

Oakridge D

Very Well Maintained, Encl. Patio, Serene Wooded Preserve View $ 74,900

MARY SINOPOLI Has Returned To Accurate Real Estate “Welcome Back Mary”








New Ventnor Pool Text and photos by JULES KESSELMAN

After almost two months, the anticipated re-opening of the new Ventnor pool has

finally arrived. The wait was worth it, for the pool is beautiful. It is modern look-

L-R Elder Statesman, Sid Goldstein, Harry Roth, George Kaplan and Jack Gardner solving the problems of the world.

ing in every respect, with new heat resistant pavers. To accommodate all the residents

and their guests, an enlarged shaded deck area has also been added. A new fence and

L-R Bob Levy, Marilyn Close and Susan Dove cooling off in the water of the beautiful new Ventnor pool.

drain, required by law, has been installed.

Expanded Ventnor pool sitting area under the shade of the tree.

Dance Contest The Happy Hookers Photo by CARI SONDIKE, Text By JOE GRAF, SR.

By JANE ABREU On August 7, 2009, The North Broward Hospital sponsored a 65+ Dance Contest at The Gold Coast Ballroom, 1415 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Fl. Many residents of Century Village East were among the 700 people who attended. Famed

newscasters of Channel 4, Elliott Rodriguez and Lissette Gonzales, former Miss Miami, were guest speakers. Century Village East’s own Mitzie Rice, a professional dance instructor, was one of the contestants. A great time was had by all!

The Happy Hookers fishing club of CVE had a great outing on the fishing boat, the Happy Snapper. Leav-

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ing from Pompano Beach, the group caught many fish including tow Sailfish, five Kingfish and five Blackfin

Tuna. They are looking forward to another great year of fishing here in South Florida.

L-R Joe Graf, Jr., Joe Graf, Sr., Frank Barton, Jerry Goldman, Mel Nass and Paul Reindorf

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Feature Of The Month Tomb of the Unknown Soldier By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor (Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: This month the Feature of the Month is Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Betty Schwartz) Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars without their remains being identified. In modern times, nations have developed the practice of having a symbolic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that represents the war grave of those unidentified soldiers. They usually contain the remains of a dead soldier who is unidentified (or â&#x20AC;&#x153;known but to Godâ&#x20AC;? as the stone is sometimes inscribed) and thought to be impossible ever to identify, so that he might serve as a symbol for all of the unknown dead wherever they fell. In the beautiful Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on a hillside overlooking the historic Potomac River is a Shrine that has become the mecca for not only all Americans who visit Washington,

but also many prominent dignitaries and persons from foreign lands. It is the Tomb of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Unknown Soldiers, symbolizing those of America who gave their lives in World War I, World War II, Korea and subsequent wars. There have been many inquiries concerning the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. Following the custom inaugurated by other allied countries in World War I, the Congress on March 4, 1921, approved a Resolution providing for the burial in Arlington National Cemetery of an unknown and unidentified American soldier of World War I. Four bodies were selected, in order that one from among them could be anonymously designated as the one for burial in accordance with the provisions of the Resolution. In view of his outstanding service, Sergeant Ed-

ward Younger was selected to make the final selection. While a French military band played, Sergeant Younger slowly entered the room where the four caskets were placed. Passing between two lines formed by the officials he silently advanced to the caskets, circled them three times, and placed a spray of white roses on the third casket from the left. He then faced the body, stood at attention, and saluted. When the body was returned to the United States, it was escorted to the rotunda of the Capitol where thousands of people came to pay their respects. On the morning of November 11, 1921 the casket was removed and escorted to Arlington National Cemetery under a military escort. Following the caisson bearing the flagdraped casket walked such a group as had never before followed a soldier to his final

resting place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The President of the United States, the VicePresident, Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, wearers of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Senators, Members of Congress, the Generals of the Armies of World War I and former Wars, State officials and representatives of patriotic organizations. It was originally intended that the simple white marble Tomb placed over the grave of The Unknown Soldier immediately after the internment should serve as a base for an appropriate superstructure. The final design selected, however, was in the form of a sarcophagus, simple but impressive and most appropriate for the purpose for which it was intended. The only inscription on the monument is this, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here Rests in Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But

To God.â&#x20AC;? The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and in any weather by Tomb guard sentinels. Sentinels, all volunteers, are considered to be the best of the elite 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), headquartered at Fort Myer, Va. Each soldier must be in superb physical condition, possess an unblemished military record and be between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet, 4 inches tall, with a proportionate weight and build. An interview and a two-week trial to determine a volunteerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capability to train as a tomb guard is required. Other countries have their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tombs of the Unknown Soldierâ&#x20AC;? also, and monuments have been built as recently as 1982 in the case of Iraq, 1993 in the case of Australia and 2004 in the case of New Zealand.








Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members call for updated meeting information. Call or fax Ron Goldfarb at 954-596-5198. Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups. Free for families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s. Locations in North, Central and South Broward. For a group in your area, call 954-726-0011 or 24 hr. helping hotline at 1-800-272-3900. American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) Freedom Chapter of Deerfield Beach meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. in Temple Beth Israel. For further information call Rose Trugman 954-4286627 or Rose Vaupen 954-426-2392. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets second Monday of every month at Young Israel Synagogue at 12:30p.m. For information, Norma 954-428-2386. Art Club of CVE meetings will be held on the second Friday of each month (November thru April),from 10 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $12. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our web site at Artists and non-artists are welcome. For information call Ginette Beauvais, President (November 2009 through April 2010) at 954-428-1005.. Astronomy Club will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room E. The next meeting of the club will be held in November. A telescope will be used for observation following a lecture. Call Norma 954480-8938 or Jerry 954-428-9381. Ballroom Dance Club meets every Thursday in the Exercise Room at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at no charge. Singles and couples welcome. For information, call Ernie Feder 954418-8895. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women. The following is a schedule of membership meetings for the year 2009-2010. Membership meetings , November 19, 2009, 6:30 p.m., December 24, 2009, 6:30 p.m. January 28, 2010, 6:30 p.m. February 25, 2010, 6:30 p.m., March 25, 2010, 6:30 p.m., April 29, 2010, 6:30 p.m., May 27, 2010, 6:30 p.m., June 24, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Board meetings for the year 2009-2010 are as follows: November 15, 2009, 10:00 a.m., December 20, 2009, 10:00 a.m., January 24, 2010, 10 a.m., February 21. 2010, 10 a.m., March 21, 2010, 10 a.m., April 25, 2010, 10:00 a.m., May 23, 2010, 10:00 a.m., June 13, 2010, 10:00 a.m. All meeting will be held in the Activity Center includes board and membership. For further information contact Dave Polak 954-420-0096 or Jack Galit 954-428-6029. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the clubhouse from 1 - 3 p.m. Study the old and new testaments. All welcome. For further information, call Roslyn Nehls at 954-698-6184. Billiard Club of CVE If you are interested in joining, call Martin Feld-


man 954-419-9477 for further information. Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl), Town Center Rd and Military Trail. All welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call Nelson at 561-8653864. Broward Council of Na’Amat USA (formerly Pioneer Women) meets fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Na’Amat Council office, 1721 N. State Road 7, Suite H, Margate. For information, call 954-327-0770. Broward County Support Group meets every Thursday in Clubhouse, Room C, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Broward Homebound Program your donations will enable elderly and disabled residents to live independently at home with dignity. For further information, call Diane or Marie at 954-786-2484. Cameo Drama Club meetings takes place the first and third Tuesday of the month in Room G. If interested call 954-570-8884. Canadian Club of CVE. The Canadian Club of CVE has been in operation since 1976 as a social club for Canadians wintering in Century Village, Deerfield Beach. In 2009-10, the regular monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, December thru March at 10 a.m. in the Club House party room, with an informative or entertaining program following a short business session. During the winter season, the Club organizes several social events, including weekly bowling on Mondays, a welcome brunch in December and a closing Bar-B-Q in March. Outings to various activities, including an NHL hockey game and a cruise are part of the activities. Membership is $5 per person per year. Registration takes place every Friday between 10 a.m. and noon in the CVE clubhouse upper lobby as of November 27. The Canadian Club has already developed two programs that are rapidly selling out. Cruise on January 30, 2010 and an outing to the December 31 game between the Montreal Canadians and the Florida Panthers. Contact Peter Sternberg for details, until November 10 in Montreal 514-4849940, after November 15 in Florida 954-419-9977. For more information, contact Co-President Dorothy Stober (CVE 954-426-4097 or Montreal 514-485-6362) or Co- President Sidney Margles (CVE 954-596-0179 or Montreal 514-485-9388). Check the Canadian Club website at www. for updates as they occur. Catholic Social Club Catholic Mass Team meets every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. in Le Club Activity Room A, open to all denominations. Catholic Social Club Catholic Mass Team and Choir meet every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. Mass begins at 6:15 p.m. every Saturday, same room. Father James, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, is our Celebrant. For further information, call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266.

Center for Group Counseling’s SAGES (Senior Adult Group Experiences) meets at the Clubhouse Room D, Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. to share thoughts, feelings and concerns in a private confidential setting. It is open to everyone and is free of charge. For Information call Paul Greenwald, Ph.D. 954-483-5300. Century Camera Club meets the first & third Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in Room F, at Clubhouse. Demonstrations, lectures, competitions, instructions, exhibits, shows and field trips are planned. All who are interested in photography are invited. For information call Jerry Raines 954 427 6785. Century Juniors Club of CVE. Active, couples only, social club meets at 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month in Clubhouse, Room N, accepting new members. For information call Harriet at 954-426-3008. Choraleers CVE produced and directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. We rehearse for a once a year concert in our theater. If you enjoy singing join us. For information, call Irene Greenberg, President 954-426-0628. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Room G in the Clubhouse. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. The next meeting will be held in the fall. We have Interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma 954-480-8938, Geri 954-360-9725 or Rosalie 954-427-1593. Classical Civilization Club meets every Wednesday, alternating with the Egyptology Club, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse room C. Learn about all aspects of the Greek and Roman World. Call Lewis 954-4218934. Clubhouse Bingo every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the party room. It is new and exciting and lots of fun. Only dabbers are used, no more chips. A six pack sells for $3, the Early Bird and Bingo Special $1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pays $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information call David 954-428-2849. Cornerstone Community Baptist Church, Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., For information call 954-421-2530 CVE Duplicate Bridge Club. Games Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Card Room B. For information, call Irving Ruga at 954-698-9741. CVE Interfaith Prayer hotline: 954-571-1763 continuing the work of the late Geri Hope, has Catholic and Jewish residents praying in their own homes from the same prayer list page. Call the Prayer line at any time to request prayer for yourself or

others. Requests may be anonymous. Just state the specific need, with the name or initials of the person needing prayer. Miracles still happen. For information call Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095. CVE Magic Club Monday, 2 p.m., discussions Magic Learning, speakers, discuss magic, conventions, demonstrations. For information call 954698-9334. CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse in General Purpose Room. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954-428-1794. CVE Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10 am. to 12 noon in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645 CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A. Come join us for fun and friendship. For information, call Alan Brigell at 954-4262085 or Eugene Metz at 954- 422-8903. CVE String Chamber Group is open to capable musicians. Come and get a musical workout year round on Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the mezzanine (3rd floor of clubhouse) music library office next to elevator. For information call Blanche 954-4264513. CVE Symphony Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in their fundraising efforts. Take a TRIP WITH A DIFFERENCE to hear Itzhak Perlman, attend a play in Manalapan or an opera or a ballet at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Join us at our annual Fashion Show. Details of the se fundraisers can be found in a flier in the staff office or in the Guild’s column in the Reporter or on channel 99. Become a member of the GUILD. Support your orchestra! For further information contact President Bea Guccione, 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild phone Kitty Cole, 954-360-7956. CVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAOur 65 member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert each month from December through March including professional soloists. We are looking to add more 2nd violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-2955645. Mark your calendar for these concerts, December 8, 2009, January 19, 2010, February 23, 2010, March 23, 2010. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. and beyond, next to tennis court. All invited. Call Harry Liner 954-4264853 or Harry Chizeck 954-426-3178. Dance With Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Health Club. No Charge. For information call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-6989240.








Deerfield Beach Computer Club meets every Friday, except holidays, at Westside Park, 445 SW 2nd Street, which is off W. Hillsboro Blvd and M.L. King Blvd from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information Barry Cowen at 954-725-9331, Gerry Gerstenberg at 954 941-6689 or Roy at 954-429-9472. Deerfield Beach Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., at Temple Beth Israel, 201 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl., 33442 Stimulating political discussions. All invited. Refreshments served. For information: call Bernie Parness President at 954 426 1284 Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information call Julie Bloom at 954 428-1598. Deer-Raton Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Bread Co. 296 S. Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach. For information call George Gsegnet 954-419-9647. District 65 U.A.W. (formerly South Florida Retirees) meets every third month on the third Tuesday of the month, 12 noon, at the Activity Center. Updated reports will be made on the 65 Security Plan. Please attend and bring new members. For further information, call Pearl Hill 954-4217776. District Council 37 Retirees: Next meeting held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray, 33436. For information call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-451-3643. Egyptology Club meets for group study, discussion and videos every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in General Purpose Room C. Future meetings will concentrate on the history, culture and art of Ancient Egypt. The club will continue with the video lectures by Dr. Bob Brier. For further information, call Golda 954-360-7377. Emunah of America meets third Wednesday every month at 12 noon in

NOVEMBER 2009 the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All cordially welcome. For information, about this chapter call Ina Ciocca at 954-360-0740, Selma at 954-427-8674 or Pearl at 954-426-0189. Friends of Deerfield Beach Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum every Friday 10 a.m. and first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., Seminars held at 7 p.m. in recreation room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction featuring plants, herbs and trees from our nursery. Refreshments served. All invited. Volunteers needed to help spread mulch, weed and participate in planting activities. For further information, call 954-480-4494. Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at noon at Temple Beth Israel. Refreshments served. Interesting topics. For information, call Gert 954-421-0945 or Adele at 954 427-4970. Hebrew Speaking Circle is formed to meet in the Clubhouse. For information, call Dr. Lee Lubin 954-4288642. Hispanic Club meets at the Clubhouse every second Sunday of each month in Music Room A from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. For information call Judith Smith at 954-427-8248.. Come and meet new friends and help plan club “outings” to various park picnics, museums, restaurants, etc. The President of the club is Judith Smith from Colombia, South America. Humanist of the Gold Coast meets at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. Exact date to be advised in future issue. For information contact Dr. Robert Griffin 954-426-5021. Italian American Club, your heritage, meets second Monday of each month at 11 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Join us for fun. Some of our functions: Pizza Parties, Picnics (the Italian Way), Trips, Lunch/Dinner Theatre, Guest Speakers and more. Contacts all year: Lena Radicella 954-428-2184, Lucille Carlucci 954-421-

2406 and Toni Ponto 954-428-0286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN. Jelly Belly Dancers Free Belly Dance lessons. Learn to Belly Dance for fun and exercise! All ages, sizes and shapes welcomed. No registration required. For further information call Sandy 954-421-2541. Jet Setters Social Club Active, Jet Setters, widows, widowers and singles social club. Join a great NEW sophisticated singles group. Trips, dining experiences, plays, concerts, art museums, upscale shopping excursions, etc. No dues. For information call Lila 954-596-9949. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sewing Room at Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crotchetiers. If you have an “Itch to Stitch” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. L’Alliance Francophone CVE. Join more than 800 French-speaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offer great activities. For information, call Yvan Sinotte 954-425-4355 or Pierrette Pelletier 954-426-6132. L’Alliance Francophone of CVE. Si vous parlez Français, joignez-vous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information appeler Yvan Sinotte 954-425-4355 ou Pierrette Pelletier 954-426-6132. Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information call Walter Reich 954-421-6875 or Victor Goldring 954-418-2174. Laugh And Be Happy We all know that laughter is the best medicine. But did you know that the prestigious Weill Medical College of Cornell University writes that Laughter can be as good for your heart as exercise.

You are invited to join a new club starting Monday, November 9, 2009 in the clubhouse, Room E at 1 p.m. and every 2nd and 4th Monday through March. Please bring your smiling face and be prepared to Laugh and Be Happy. For further information call 954-698-9334. Lets Talk meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room N. Discussions, Daytrips, films will be topics of the day. For further information call Gladys 954-421-9232, Irene 954-418-9156, Shirley 954-427-0951. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart Healthy Snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information call 561-392-3000. Mr. & Mrs. Club Come and meet new friends and socialize. Ages 55-73. Monthly activities are being planned. For information, call Buddy at 954427-7407. Na’Amat USA For further information, contact Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meets fourth Wednesday monthly at John Knox Village at 1 p.m. We are interested in protecting our federal pensions, COLAS and other entitlements. For further information and transportation, call Rita Daniels 954-428-9022. National Council of Jewish Woman. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse, Room N, at 12 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. Coming events: Sunday, January 17, paid up membership. January 28, Come Blow Your Horn, call Jean Crown, 954-4218120, February 24, Card Party, Activity Room, call Julia Bale 954-428-1602, March 17, Installation Luncheon at Brooks Restaurant, call Rhoda Bill 954-428-7606. For information con-

NOVEMBER 2009 cerning the organization & events call Sylvia at 954-421-8870 or Frances at 954-428-1336. Nature Club will meet third Friday of every month from November to April in Clubhouse Room A at 10 a.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips each year are enjoyed by the members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information call Shelly Baskin, 954-428-0634. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month from November to April, Room F, 7 p.m. For information, call Virginia at 954-426-9455 or Beverly at 954-428-3705. New Covenant Church Celebration Service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service and Bible Study every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. For further information, call 954-7813170. New Horizons Church of Deerfield Worship Service 10 a.m., Sunday School 10:30a.m .For information call church 954-427-3045. New York Transit Retirees of Florida meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Centura Park Clubhouse, 2395 N. W. 36th Ave, Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your pensions and medical benefits. For information, call 561-479-2149. North East Focal Senior Center: Adult Day Care service, Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m .for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-4804463. Ballroom Dance lessons every Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting class every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact Laura Newman at 954-480-4447.Silver Sneakers class by Humana first Thursday monthly from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Beginner Computer lessons offered one-on-one at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Laura Newman 954-480-4447 for appointment. Vision Impaired Support group every Wednesday 12 noon to 1 p.m. Tai Chi every Thursday, 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Arm Chair Fitness every Friday, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m,; Stretching/ Yoga Lite every Monday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/intermediates every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers required to demonstrate and assist in Floral Arrangements. Contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl. Services Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. by Rev. James Parappally, Pastor. For further information, call 954-421-3246. Parent & Adult Children Club meets the first Sunday of the month, Room F. This is a Social Club. Learn nutrition tips, exercise tips, meet new people, outings. The parent and adult child must come to the meetings together. If one does not live in the Village invite them to attend the meeting with you. For further information call Linda 954-725-3762. Pflag (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Clubhouse, Room F. For information, call Abe at 954- 571-8448 or Dorothy at 954-4228508.

Philadelphian ‘s and Neighbors Club meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse, Room N, October through March. Entertainment at every meeting. Greet old and new friends. For further information call Selma Edelman, 954-421-6423 or her cell phone 954675-3998. You can also call Irene Axelrod 954-418-9156. Philosophy of CVE meetings is held the first and third Monday of every month beginning on November 2 in Room A from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings will consist of lectures and discussions. Possible topics will include history, the Arts, Music, humor, politics, science and other cultural themes. For details call Dr. Jerry Saxon 954-428.9381. Poetry Lovers meet every Monday at 2 p.m. For further information call 954-571-7148. Pythian Sisters, Bright Star Temple #36 meets first and third Tuesday of every month at noon in the Activity Center, Room B. Interesting meetings. Refreshments will be served. Become a member. For information call Ruth Goldberg 954-427-5226 or Irene Greenberg 954-426-0628. Red Hatters Club, JCP Red Hatters meet the second Wednesday of each month in the clubhouse. Monthly outings planned. Requirement for membership is a Red Hat and Purple Dress, Blouse, Pants etc. must be worn on outings. For more information phone Josephine Privitera at 954-4257026. Russian Club will be meeting every third Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of Galina Baraz, 2064 Ventnor P. For further information, contact Galina at 954-428-3870. Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturday morning Vigil Masses 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 6 p.m., Confessions Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., For information call church 954-427-2225. Scrabbleers meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Room C at Clubhouse. All scrabble players welcome. Bring set if possible. For information, call R. Levin 954-427-4092. Selma’s Jewish Discussion Group meets first and third Wednesday of each month at Clubhouse, Room F at 10:30 a.m. All denominations welcome. For further information, call Pearl Keiler at 954-421-8719. Senior Volleyball for men and women on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Volleyball Court, next to the main tennis courts back of the Clubhouse. Everyone, who attends, plays. Call Max Amichai Heppner 954-596-0484, E-mail: Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Interesting speakers, exciting programs and refreshments served. Gift Shop now open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone welcome. For further information call Helen Hagler 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman 954-725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am. A mini lunch is served followed by an interesting pro-

gram. For further information call the Temple office at 954-421-7060 . Sixty-five Social Club accepting new members couples only, one of who must be 70 or under. For information, call Lillian Jaffe at 954-3602941. Social Single If you are 70 years old or younger and feeling young at heart, Social Singles is the club for you. We are a club that enjoys going to shows, museums, nature outings and more. We dine at local restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Our meetings are held the second Monday of the month in the clubhouse at 7 p.m., room G. For more information, please call, Frieda 954-429-1750 or Sheila 954-725-1521. SOCO (Symposium of Concerned Owners) meets the second and fourth Friday of each month in the Clubhouse. In-depth lectures and discussions with guest speakers. For information, call Jeff Chester at 954429-9285. SoftBall Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call Ed Obeid at 954-421-2228. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group meets second Saturday each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information call Gladys or Evelyn 954429-0455. South Florida Harmonica Club-Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. The center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate, Fl. 33063. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets first Wednesday of every month until April at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Stained Glass room. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954-426-4853. Stamp and Coin Club meets every 4th Thursday at 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room C on the 1st floor. Residents and guests are invited to have their stamps and coins there to sell, buy & trade. For more information call Rafael Vance 954-4218579. Stock Market Discussion Club meets first and third Monday each month at 10 a.m. Room N. Exchange information about stocks, mutual funds, ETF’s and bonds. No fee involved. For further information call Jim 954-596-2233 or Bill 954-698-0423.




Temple Beth Israel (Conservative, Egalitarian) Services Friday evening 7:30 p.m. with Oneg Shabbat. Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon with Kiddush. Minyon Monday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. Library Monday thru Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for all Village Residents. Ongoing book sale. The library will be closed for the months of June, July and up to August 13. Call Temple office for more information, 954-421-7060. Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) Services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. at Le Club by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows every week. For additional information call William Schmier 954 428-8231. The Auxiliary meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10 a.m. For information call Julia Bale 954-427-6669 or Bea Rosner 954-360-7760. The Theosophical Society of Deerfield located at 831 SE 9th Street, phone number 954-420-0908 offers a free Sunday Speaker’s Forum every week from 3:30 to 5 p.m. In addition we have many interesting classes during the day and evenings, also without charge. To obtain a free quarterly bulletin call the lodge at the above number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE resident for more information about specific classes we offer at 954-3607080. United Federation of Teachers/ Retired Teachers Chapter Meetings at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. West of Jog, Delray. For further information, call Hilda Cohen 954428-6805. United Club No. 7 (Retirees of ILGWU & ACTWU) meets on the first Thursday or first Saturday of each month in the Clubhouse, Room N at 1 p.m. For information, call Bea Jacobs at 954 427-0665. United Order True Sisters meets every fourth Tuesday at the Clubhouse, Room N, lower level, near the Billiard Room at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information about this organization contact President Frieda Weiss, 954419-9143 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, 954-570-9526. Visionally Impaired Persons (VIP) meet the first Wednesday monthly in Room E at 10:30 a.m. We exchange information and have guest speakers. We also have a book club and plan trips to seminars. All are welcome Contact Janel Agmund 954 428-0711.. Waves (Navy Gals) Meets every month on the first Saturday at 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954-427-7119.

Talking Book Club the JBL Library, in conjunction with the Low Vision Group in CVE is forming a monthly Talking Book Club. Each participant will receive the same audio book. A representative for the JBI Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am. For information call Janet Agmund 954-428-0711 or Goldie Witrock at the library 954-6890207.

We Care of CVE still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) only. Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675.

Tai-Chi. The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress

Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at South County Civic Center on Jog Rd. or information call, Miriam Guz 561-495-7378.

Women Marines Association membership is open to women who serve or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp or U.S. Marine Reserves. Many people are not aware of our existence. For information, call Ruth Beisner at 954-428-1637.





Want To Take A Trip? reservations call Jean Keats 954-421-6311.

UNITED ORDER OF TRUE SISTERS is having a trip aboard Royal Caribbean’s LIBERTY OF THE SEAS starting January 24-31, 2010. Port of calls are Miami, Costa Maya, Belize City, and Cozumel. Inside cabin is $659.00 per person double occupancy. Outside cabin is $759.00 per person double occupancy. Port charges, all taxes and bus transfers included. $250.00 per person deposit. Final payment due November 5, 2009. Insurance is strongly recommended and not included in the price. Inside cabin insurance is $49, outside cabin is $59 per person. For

B’NAI BRITH UNIT 2995 has an extremely low priced cruise, leaving on November 30, 2009 for 6 days and 5 nights on the Navigator of the Sea, a 135,000 tons and 3,000 passengers. Inside cabin is only $380 or $440 per person, double occupancy, on the seventh floor and $530 for an outside cabin on the third floor, this includes all taxes, port charges and transportation from Century Village in Deerfield. Tips for the bus driver and luggage handler in Miami are included. An experienced leader will be attached to the group for the same price. Insurance is strongly recommended. As long as rooms are available. For further information call

Dave Polak 954-420-0096. CANADIAN CLUB OF CVE has a cruise on January 30, 2010, seven nights on board the MSC Poesia. Departs from Fort Lauderdale and goes to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas. Returning to Fort Lauderdale on February 6, 2010. Price in USD based on two persons per cabin, best available in category, first-come firstserved. REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $100 PER PERSON USD…due when booking a cabin. Final payment is due by November 10, 2009, credit cards accepted. Starting at 675 p.p. for an inside cabin. Valid Canadian passport required. For information call in Montreal 514-748-6138, Toll free 1-877-287-3152 CVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA GUILD again offers A TRIP WITH A DIFFERENCE on Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Two event filled days with an overnight in Miami. FULL BREAKFAST & GOURMET DINNERS included. Highlights: Narrated Duck Tour-a land & water excursion of South Beach, Art Deco district, sail on Biscayne Bay; visit Lincoln Rd; concert featuring world-famous violinist Itzhak Perlman; docent led tour of exhibits at the brand new FROST ART Museum; visit to Bayside; Behind the Stage tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. For more information call Gladys 954-421-9232.

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Helpful Health Hints By DR. NORMA LOCKER Basic Foods for Depression. If you avoid Omega-3 rich fish you might be more prone to depression. In a study, scientists examined brain scans on 55 healthy adults and found that those with high Omega-3 intake had more gray matter volume in parts of the brain associated with mood and emotional arousal. The same research team found that people with low Omega-3 levels were more likely to have a negative outlook and suffer from depression symptoms. One to three ounces of fish daily can be helpful, or supplement with Omega-3 capsules with your doctor’s permission. Slow burning carbs found

in whole grains, legumes and starchy veggies can produce the mood-boosting chemical serotonin in your brain. Depressed people have low levels of serotonin in their brains. Bananas and oats may help fight depression by delivering tryptophan, an amino acid your body converts to serotonin. A deficiency of the brainnourishing B vitamins is also linked to depression. Some of the foods high in B’s are leafy greens, peas, asparagus and avocados. Also, for older adults, supplementation with B vitamins can boost brain and nervous system health. Always begin with a good multi-vite and mineral tablet. If you take medication, consult your physician

or pharmacist. Sodium. If you are still using the salt-shaker for anything except rinsing your mouth to heal an irritation or after dental surgery, hide it away in your bathroom cabinet where it belongs. Also, get rid of the ketchup and mustard and other condiments high in sodium. You might find salt-free condiments in a health food market. Substitute high sodium seasonings with sodium-free seasonings such as Mrs. Dash. Use lots of onions and garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and canola or olive oil in place of commercial salad dressings. Experiment with herbs and spices and you will tickle your palate

without using salt or salty condiments. Salt saps your bones; dissolves the calcium in your body like it dissolves snow and ice. Research also suggests that salt damages the inside layer of the stomach which protects against the strong acids of digestive juices. This tissue damage can ultimately lead to cancer. Further research has discovered that salt may also make blood vessels stiffer which is linked to a higher risk of heart disease. Dr. J. Kenney, formerly of the Pritikin Longevity Center has said, “The vast majority of people who develop high blood pressure have salt in their diet. Populations that add no

salt throughout their entire lifetime do not get hypertension, and blood pressure does not rise with age. Animal studies have proven that a high salt diet can create hypertension, and a low salt diet does not always reverse it, and can cause permanent damage. If you go on a low salt diet before hypertension develops, you may avoid it. The daily maximum should be equivalent to one teaspoon of salt, including sodium naturally occurring in foods.” Cutting salt intake can also help reduce the size of an enlarged heart. Eliminating processed, preprepared foods from the diet can reduce sodium intake by up to 75%! Also cut back on restaurant foods.

Let the Sunshine In- Vitamin D By ELLEN KAMHI, PhD RN Vitamin D is a fat soluble substance that acts more like a hormone than a vitamin. Vitamin D is vital for many functions in our bodies, including the promotion of strong bones. Current Scientific Research is discovering that low Vitamin D levels are implicated in most degenerative illnesses. Vitamin D influences a host of key biological functions vital to health and well-being. Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body after exposure to 20 min – ½ hour of sunlight. When sunshine hits the skin, it is converted to Vitamin D by a complex series of chemical reactions. These include two different hydroxylation reactions, one in the liver and one in the kidney, until the active form- 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D], also called calcitriol, is ready to take on the many essential functions that Vitamin D performs in the body. Many people develop deficiencies due to lack of sun exposure, living in cold climates, the overuse of sun block and other reasons. Research continues to accumulate showing that Vitamin D deficiency is widespread throughout the population, and that this deficiency is linked to a wide range of diseases, including metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis as well as several kinds of cancers. One example of the many conditions that may be linked to Vitamin D deficiency is a study that was reported in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings in 2003. Researchers evaluated the levels of Vitamin D of a

group of patients who complained of non-specific muscle pains, and found that close to 100% of the study participants were deficient in Vitamin D. In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, in June 2009, the results determined that over an eight year time period, those people who had the lowest vitamin D levels have more than twice the risk of dying from heart disease and other causes, than those who have an adequate level. To accurately determine your own Vitamin D status, it’s a good idea to ask your doctor to order a blood test that measures your level of vitamin D. Be sure to ask your doctor to order the test that is called 25(OH)D (25-hydroxyvitamin D), since it is more accurate than another test that is referred to as 1,25(OH)D. When you get the test back, review the results: Deficiency: Less than 20 ng/mL , Insufficiency: 20-29 ng/mL , Optimum Level: 30-80 ng/mL, Possible Toxicity: Greater than 80 ng/mL Many health practitioners recommend that if the reading is lower than 50 ng/ml, it would be useful to supplement with Vitamin D 3, even though 50 ng/ml is considered within optimum range. The National Academy of Sciences recommends that daily intake through all sources should be 200 IU’s for children and adults up to age 50, 400 IU’s for adults from 51-70, and 600 IU for those over 70 years old. However, new research is suggesting that these numbers should be increased. In fact, the recommended dose for children was recently raised to 400 IU’s/day

by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Many physicians now recommend that adults increase their Vitamin D intake as well. If your numbers are low, make every effort to bring them up. You can do this by increasing your sun exposure to at least ½ hour per day, eating more foods that contain vitamin D, and using a good quality Vitamin D Supplement. Foods that contain Vitamin D include fatty fish, such as salmon (wild- not farm-raised), mackerel, sardines and fortified foods such as milk, breakfast cereals and juices where the manufacturers actually add in additional Vitamin D. It is very difficult to get the amount of Vitamin D the body actually needs from diet alone. If you decide to use supplements to increase your levels of Vitamin D, it is important to understand the difference between products that are available. Vitamin D is available in two forms: D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3. Many vegetarians prefer to use Vitamin D 2, since it is manufactured using yeast, while Vitamin D3 is manufactured from lanolin from sheep’s wool (the sheep are not killed to collect the wool, which allows Vitamin D 3 to be kosher certified!). However, although both forms are useful to avoid rickets, they are actually metabolized differently in the body. New research supports the use of Vitamin D 3, since it is three times more effective than D 2 in raising serum 25 hydroxy vitamin D concentrations, and maintaining those levels for a longer period of time. If you decide to supple-

ment with Vitamin D, read the label carefully. The best choice would be Vitamin D 3, in a liquid form. Some brands have a long list of other ingredients such as soybean oil (this is genetically modified (GMO) if it does not state ‘organic’) and other colorings, flavorings and fillers. Choose a brand that has a minimum of fillers, such as ONLY Extra Virgin Olive Oil. After three to four months, get another 25-hydroxy-vitamin D test

done by your doctor, so you can monitor if your level is going up through the interventions you have initiated. Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, coauthor of The Natural Medicine Chest, has been involved in natural health care for over 4 decades. She answers consumer questions at www., and has a private practice on Long Island. www.naturalnurse. com 800-829-0918





Breast Cancer Risk Reduction, Prevention and Treatment- Upcoming Conference! By ELLEN KAMHI, PhD RN In this article I will review some of the scientific information that will be shared at the Evidence Based Natural Strategies For Breast Cancer Risk Reduction, Prevention and Treatment Seminar, that will be held January 7th to January 9th , 2010 in West Palm Beach at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1601 BELVEDERE ROAD WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33406 . Hundreds of enthusiastic participants are expected to participate in the three day event. The speakers will include myself, Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, The Natural Nurse, and many other medical experts in the field of cancer and natural therapies. Ann Fonfa, the organizer of the event, herself a long term breast cancer survivor, will discuss Natural Strategies to Reduce Risk from a patient/advocate perspective. All the speakers will discuss and review the ongoing current scientific evidence that proves that reducing cancer risk (including breast cancer) is directly linked to diet and environmental factors. The GREAT news here is that each of us, as individuals, can vastly decrease the possibility of developing cancer


by making the correct diet and lifestyle choices! Also, these same cancer preventive behaviors have additional positive effects, and ALSO reduce the risk of developing most other degenerative illnesses, all linked to inflammation, such as heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. In a 2009 study in Mutation Research which included 356 subjects, the results concluded that intake of foods high in vitamins A, C, and E, (fruits and vegetables) significantly reduced a bio-marker that relates to carcinogen exposure and mutagenic changes that lead to the development of cancer. The University of Miami School of Medicine published a study in the Journal of Nutrition and Cancer in 2009, which focused on prostate cancer, and found a significant reduction in prostate cancer associated with the highest consumption of vegetables and fruits, while an increased risk is associated with the highest consumption of protein and refined grains. A groundbreaking study was published in 2008, which was done at Harvard School of Public Health, and published in the mainstream

medical journal, “Circulation”. This study evaluated the relation between dietary patterns and the risk of cardiovascular, cancer, and all-cause mortality among 72,113 women from 1984 to 2002 . Two major dietary patterns were identified: The “Prudent diet pattern” which included high intakes of vegetables, fruit, legumes, fish, poultry, and whole grains, and the “Western diet pattern” which included high intakes of red meat, processed meat, refined grains, french fries, and sweets/desserts. The conclusion indicated that a greater adherence to the prudent pattern reduces the risk of total mortality, whereas greater adherence to the Western pattern can increase the risk of mortality from cardiovascular, cancer and all causes among initially healthy women. Overall, study statistics show the risk of all cancers is two times higher for those people who consume the lowest level of fruits and vegetables. All processed and high sugar foods are offenders. Some of the worst foods for cancer risk are heterocyclic amines, which are carcinogenic compounds found

in the black lines seen on charred and barbecued meats; all fried foods, which cause a high amount of oxidative damage to cell membranes, and chemically laden foods which have high amounts of pesticide residues, dyes and preservatives. Good News from the Experts includes the following quotes: Dr. Gabriel Feldman, MD, American Cancer Society’s Director of Prostate and Colorectal Cancer states,” We don’t need years of research. If people would implement what we know today, cancer rates would drop...It’s that simple!” Mitchell Gaynor, MD.,Head of Medical Oncology at Strang Cancer Prevention Center expressed, “We’ve seen the future of sparing people from malignancy...and the future is food!” In addition to what we put in our mouth, other important choices include: STOP SMOKING, exercise daily, and focus on stress reduction techniques in your daily routine. Don’t underestimate the big role of the mind in cancer. It has been shown that negative thinking and negative attitudes increase the release of neurotransmitters which sup-

presses the immune system function (psychoneuroimmunology). In terms of energy, the physical body vibrates at a certain frequency, negative energy in the form of negative thinking, negative attitudes or negative actions, causes the body’s vibratory frequency to slow down, which can also interfere with proper immune system function. Stress reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, and daily prayer have been shown to INCREASE IMMUNE SYSTEM FUNCTION, and help the body to ward off changes that lead to disease. Follow these simple guidelines for best results: Eat more fruits & veggies, Decrease meat consumption, Eliminate processed foods, Drink clean water, Get some sunshine everyday to enhance Vitamin D levels, Take a brisk walk and Be Happy. For more information on natural therapies for cancer, and the exciting upcoming event in West Palm Beach on Jan 7th- Jan 9th, visit or call 561-7490084.





The Sporting Life CVE Bowling League By LOU KAUFMAN The CVE Bowling League is rolling along very well with the averages fluctuating up and down. You might call it spring training. The temperature up north has been in the range of 30 to 40 degrees which has resulted in many snow birds returning earlier than usual. It is good to see the love of our league “Carol” and Bob back from the Catskills. Some minor casualties have taken place, such as Mary Mancino, who is experiencing some problem with her left

shoulder and hopes to be back soon. I am also sorry to report that Steve Hengeli found it impossible to continue bowling and had to move to an Assisted Living residence. The League wishes him the best. Good to see Alf Weiner back after prostate surgery. Please be reminded to pay your locker dues before they discontinue you. On a personal note, I have asked for a replacement to write this column and nobody has come forward. If someone does not step forward

shortly, this column may be discontinued except for the statistics on your bowling scores. I have just been informed that a Wednesday bowling group will be joining our league. This will add four more teams to our League. It is good to see our League increase in numbers. The rest of the snow birds should be arriving soon. And now for the scores...... September 24, 2009 Betty Schwartz 147 (400); Estelle Kaufman 152; Roz Caliendo 143, 148, 151 (442); Lee Weinstein 151; Stuart Levine 148; Nelson Morciglio Jr. 181, 180, 170 (531); Whitey Bovitch 191, 155, 161 (507); Albert Burgess 179, 192 (510); Bess Hatsis 148; Vito Ferrantello 151; Shelia Guenard 201, 153, 205 (559); Debbie Blackburn 154, 182, 163 (499); Bob Hornby 173, 163, 164 (500); Dorothy Elfont 163 (405). October 1, 2009 Roz Caliendo 154, 155, 179 (488); Stuart Levine 142, 158 (413); Nelson Morciglio,

Jr. 140, 193, 203 (536); Betty Schwartz 149 (419); Estelle Kaufman 150, 153 (413); Vito Ferrantello 152; Shelia Guenard 200, 203, 145 (548); Whitey Bovitch 169, 157, 146 (472); Milt Weisman 152 (402); Jo O’Callaghan 141; Carol Hornby 146, 157 (426); Debbie Blackburn 145; Bob Hornby 186, 191, 166 (543). October 8, 2009 Roz Caliendo 156; Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 189, 206, 191 (586); Carol Hornby 183, 151 (471); Debbie Blackburn 151, 170 (455); Bob Hornby 200, 213, 203 (616); Betty Schwartz 171 (440); Milt Weisman 159 (412); Jo O’Callaghan 144; Gene Ferrero 182 (425); Vito Ferrantello 168, 176 (513); Shelia Guenard 180, 152, 175 (507);Whitey Bovitch 150, 146, 148 (444); Sheldon Klein 144 (409). October 15, 2009 Betty Schwartz 142, 147 (418); Eleanor Ruderman 144, 145 (418); Gene Ferrero 199, 190, 161 (550); Jo O’Callaghan 148; Roz Caliendo 140, 144 (403); Stuart Levine 165;

Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 237, 202 (571); Sheldon Klein 172 (424); Debbie Blackburn 152, 154 (440); Bob Hornby 159, 181, 152 (472); Harriet Hoffman 145; Allan Hirschel 151 (416); Nat Chayette 144; Vito Ferrantello 155, 143 (429); Shelia Guenard 170, 166 (475); Milt Weisman 146 (420); Dorothy Elfont 164; Lou Kaufman 143; Whitey Bovitch 169, 148 (443). October 22, 2009 Philip Guglielmino 145, 150; Milt Weisman 155; Dorothy Elfont 147; Elaine Grollman 141; Whitey Bovitch 190 (457); Jo O’Callaghan 179; Harriet Hoffman 143; Allan Hirschel 177, 145, (457); Betty Schwartz 143, 147 (415); Estelle Kaufman 156 (411); Carol Hornby 144, 146 (410); Debbie Blackburn 179, 171 (486); Bob Hornby 214, 203, 190 (607); Eleanor Ruderman 145; Gene Ferrero 145, 182, 149 (476);Vito Ferrantello 160, 140, 149 (449); Shelia Guenard 156, 172, 185 (513); Stuart Levine 157, 160, 181 (498); Nelson Morciglio, Jr. 164, 158, 164 (486); Sheldon Klein 147, 188 (450).

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“I Know Him . . . I Can Get You In” The Bernard Madoff Story By SY BLUM, Associate Editor In reality, this is a story with no real beginning and no real end (at least as of this writing). I have reached this conclusion as the doings of one of the world’s greatest swindlers continue to be steeped in mystery. For a person born and raised within the environs of New York City, it cannot be assumed that this lack of information is just coincidental. This diabolical plan must have been planned when Madoff was still a young man. All that is fact is that he was the son of Ralph and Sylvia Madoff and was born on April 29, 1938 in Laurelton, NY, a suburb of the Big Apple. His parents were involved in a small investment business but both died in the 1970’s. Beyond that, nothing is known about them. Apparently, they moved to Rockaway Beach because Bernie graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1956. He was known as just an average scholar; not outstanding in any way. He became a lifeguard at a local beach and began to save his money. After graduation he attended Hofstra University on Long Island, and Brooklyn Law School. Then, for some undisclosed reason, he transferred to the University of Alabama. While there he started a garden hose repair business in his spare time and continued to save. Probably because his parents were in the investing business, Bernie got his start with just the $5,000 he had earned. Using this seed money, he began to invest and trade for himself. He apparently was very good at it and soon formed Bernard Madoff Investment Securities (BMIS). In a rather short period of

time he became very successful and was responsible for the startup of NASDAQ, the electronic trading market, among other achievements. While attending Far Rockaway High School, he began a relationship with a petite blond named Ruth Alpern, Class of ’58, which subsequently resulted in marriage. Bernie and Ruth are the parents of two sons: Mark and Andrew. Those are the facts. What follows is an attempt to chronicle the life of Bernard Lawrence Madoff that made him a very wealthy man through financial manipulations that can only be guessed at. Suffice to say that somewhere along the line, Madoff was not satisfied with being a successful investor and trader and wanted more. How and when he instigated his Ponzi scheme cannot be determined. It could have been as early as the 1970’s or maybe as late as 2005. There have been Ponzi schemes before and there will be Ponzi schemes in the future. One of the primary prerequisites of the instigator of this nefarious crime is an above average, charming personality. This Bernie Madoff had, in spades. He was friendly, warm, charming and seemed very interested in what you had to say. In addition, he already had a fine reputation as an enormously successful investor. He also was a very liberal contributor to charitable causes, especially in the Jewish world. Bernie also had the foresight to “travel” in the right circles, primarily the wealthy Jewish enclaves of New York and Palm Beach, Florida. In other words he was a mensch worth knowing. He used this status as

the springboard to getting extremely wealthy people to virtually line up to give him tremendous sums of money to invest. You actually had to know someone (hence the headline) close to Bernie to get on board. Of course, Madoff himself had no problem obtaining investment money on his own. Ever greedy for more, he organized a cadre of “salesmen” or recruiters, both here and abroad, including several large investment firms to invest in his operations. And on the surface for good reason. BMIS, especially in later years, showed profits as high as 10% year after year, despite dips in the market. A fact unheard of in the world of finance. Curiously, even though Bernard Madoff’s operations were so wide spread and so successful, there were no details. Records, if they ever existed, were never made public, there was no government oversight and what financial statements were available to his investors, were produced on primitive copiers and typewriters. Even these were almost completely devoid of details. Perhaps the greatest mystery of all was the fact that he obtained massive amounts of money from astutely intelligent people; people intelligent enough to have become very successful in the world of business. Apparently none of these people “smelled a rat.” Which is not to say that the doings of BMIS did not arouse the curiosity of people who follow these things. Many potential whistle-blowers suspected wrongdoing but could prove nothing. Enter one Harry Markopolos, a bookish, quiet math whiz with a Master’s degree in finance from Boston Col-

lege. While employed by a small Boston investment company he was assigned the task of trying to replicate Bernard Madoff’s unheard of success so his company could follow the same strategy. Day after day and deep into the night Marcopolos explored every possible maneuver to obtain a seamless stream of profits without ever a loss. He determined it was impossible. Further, he publicized that Madoff was a fraud. Of course, he contacted the so-called watchdog of the investment industry: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to no avail. It is apparent now, that for whatever reason, this esteemed government agency dropped the ball. They did make a perfunctory review of the Madoff company but never followed it up. Excuses abound: not enough help, no other significant questions from other investors, etc., etc. ad nauseum. One other item of extreme interest enters the picture. It so happens that Mr. Eric Swanson, an official of the SEC and Madoff’s niece, Shana, who headed the BMIS legal department, met at a 2003 conference. They married in 2007! For the uninitiated: a Ponzi scheme is simply a phony fund that is perpetuated by a constant input of new funds which are used to pay out “profits” to older investors with the manager (Madoff) taking what he wants for his own personal use. As always happens with Ponzi schemes the time comes when the new funds dry up or the watchdog agency catches on. In the case of Bernard Madoff, the gig was up when the market collapsed in 2008. Another remarkable fact of the Madoff house of cards,

is that despite the closeness of his sons who were part of the company, and his wife, no one was aware of what was going on. In fact, as the story goes, BMIS collapsed in the early days of December, 2008, along with most financial markets. Madoff could no longer continue his scam. On or about December 10, he informed his sons of what he had done. They immediately notified the authorities and Bernard Madoff was arrested. The rest is common knowledge: he was sentenced to 150 years in prison; he was stripped of all his ill-gotten gains and his former clients are left to lick their wounds. At this point in time, no one knows precisely where all this money went or where it still is. Dear reader, we are talking here of at least a $50 billion scam. Admittedly, that no longer seems like a lot of money in this stimulus day of trillions. Actually it is Fifty Thousand Million dollars and has wiped out the life savings (and in several cases the actual lives) of thousands of investors and charitable foundations; some actually the recipients of many donations from Madoff himself! Many have been forced to close their doors, resulting in suffering for those who benefitted from their operations. The big questions remain: what is out there to explain the satanic strategy of an otherwise intelligent, successful individual? And on a personal level, I cannot comprehend why anyone would trust all their life’s savings to any individual, especially one who does not reveal the details of his operation. The time-worn old maxim that says if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, is still relevant.

It’s Not Important By HELENE WAYNE I want to share with you some of my observations. Just a little of this and that. Yesterday something occurred while I was driving south on Military Trail. I got into the left lane behind a little blue car. As you know, it’s a 40 mile an hour road, but this little bug was doing close to 25. Of course, back into the right lane I went, passed him and then got in front of him. My rearview mirror showed me something I’d never seen before. No, he was not on a

cell phone, talking or texting. Would you believe that the man was shaving? I have been thinking that being this old I’ve see it all, but, obviously there are still worlds to conquer. The following is something that came up on my computer. I do not usually write about such things, but I thought you might get a kick out of it. It was called Great Retirement. It took place in England at the Bristol Zoo. The parking fee was one pound

for cars ($1.40) and for buses five pounds ($7.50). The same man worked there for 25 years and was totally reliable, showed up everyday. Until, one day--he just didn’t show up. Management of the Zoo contacted the City Council regarding where to find him. The Council researched it and said it was the Zoo’s responsibility. Both checked further and found he had never been on either one’s payroll. Meanwhile, sitting in a

villa in the South of Spain is a man who apparently had the ticket machine installed at the zoo. He showed up everyday collecting parking fees estimated at $560 per day. As he worked seven days a week, that adds up to just over two million dollars, and no one even knows his name. I keep promising myself that I will stop watching The Today show in the morning. They always have some bad news that I feel I would be better off not knowing.

Today’s show was one that almost made my world smell bad. They talked to a doctor about taking showers and he described all the diseases that can be contracted from an infected shower head and about how this monstrous sprayer can do you in. At the end of the discussion he informed us that it happened very rarely, and advised us to keep taking showers. It goes to prove that making an interesting show was more important than making sense.





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(Editor’s note: This month we introduce I’m Just Askin’, a story by a new Reporter contributor, Len Witham.) This column is, as they say, ripped from today’s headlines. It concerns civility in our society. The President of the United States is heckled during a joint session of Congress. A snooty Harvard professor yells and screams at a law officer just doing his job. An arrogant, drunken rapper steals a young singer’s joy at receiving a prestigious award. These are the glaring examples about which the media is abuzz. Many of us are outraged. However, one need only read the Reporter to learn of CVE residents yelling, screaming and disrupting meetings—and even making death threats against a CVE official whose only crime was to try to make our community better. This is not disagreement, this is harassment. You need only walk through the halls of a high school (as I do as a substitute teacher) to hear teachers disrespected, called bitches, faggots, whores and told to go F--- themselves. The consequences for these student actions are minimal. And my personal favorite, people shooting guns in the air on New Year’s Eve with no regard for the injury or death they may cause, when gravity inevitably sends the bullets screaming to earth. However, the fact is, civility starts with the small things. So, I’m just askin… Do you hold a store door open to help an elderly person with a walker or a

woman with a baby or to just be polite? Do you bother to say thank you when somebody actually holds a door open for you? Have you ever stopped your car to allow people in the pouring rain to cross the street or do you just drive past and splash them because you’re in a hurry? When you’re in line with a cart full of groceries, do you let the person behind you with just a quart of milk cut ahead of you? When you’re with a foursome on the golf course do you let the single person behind you play through? Or rake a sand trap? Do you talk or text on your cell phone in theaters? Or just talk in theaters? Do you put forth a calm, cogent, intelligent case for your personal point of view rather than trying to make your point by yelling and screaming irrationally— whether at the dinner table, a sports bar or in a public forum? Did you ever stop to consider that when we let relatively simple common courtesy slide, we open the door to those larger infractions of civility at which we express outrage? Wouldn’t our collective quality of life benefit from more civility on all our parts? Might a little less thinking that it is all about me and more thinking that it is all about us make our social environment more pleasant? Shouldn’t we be able to disagree with one another without being insultingly disagreeable? I’m just askin’

Is Age Only A Number? We have all heard the saying “Age is Only a Number” so I decided to look further and write about what I have seen and heard about age. I recently had a birthday, and only one person asked my age, but several people asked me if I felt older. I thought about this and wondered should I really feel older just because I passed another birthday? Trying to be honest with myself, I realized that I didn’t feel older than yesterday but what about tomorrow? I find I still possess the same smile I have had all my life, the same large brown eyes, my wavy hair, nice skin, and shapely legs. However there is a difference. My smile is still nice, even with a partial dental plate. My large brown eyes need glasses to see well and cataracts are beginning. My wavy hair is thinner and the natural color now comes from a bottle. My skin though clear (due to genetics) now has wrinkles and lines gained by trials in life and getting older.

My legs are still shapely but my ankles are thin due to a diuretic medication. Spots, scars and varicose veins now mar my legs. The rest of my body is getting older too, even though I hate to admit it, but at my age I probably look better with clothes on than without them!!!! “Is Age Just a Number?” I see many people older than I am doing more and possessing better health. One cannot be responsible for our genes or foresee that some people age earlier than others. Some of the causes are heredity, lifestyle, environment and attitude. Plagued with chronic conditions, I envy those who do sports, play tennis and golf. Our lives are pre-destined, good or bad, healthy or otherwise. How can one enjoy the golden years of life when one feels bad or in pain? Some elders overcome these obstacles and live a decent and contented life. Are most seniors content-

ed with their lives? Yes and no. We all have difficult times to get through. These make the pleasurable times better. We are living longer now but is our quality of life better? In some ways it is, but aging doesn’t necessarily mean one is always mobile. Canes, walkers, wheelchairs and battery operated chairs help seniors stay mobile longer but at what price? I doubt I will live into my nineties, but do I really want to? I try to take each day as it comes and good days are easier to deal with than bad ones. I only hope when my time here on earth is over, I will die quickly. I believe most seniors feel that way. Most would like to care for themselves until the end. No one can foresee the future; we can only eat healthy, exercise, and see our physicians regularly. “Age is only a Number” but no one knows when his or her number will come up.

Monkey See By HELENE WAYNE After reading the repeat of two pages from the past, in September’s issue of the Reporter, many memories came back to me. I have lived here for 29 years, and the pages from the past were dated 25 years ago. I have witnessed many changes here in Century Village during these years. After giving it some thought I realized that it reminded me of something that we used to say when we were children. Monkey see, monkey do. When we first moved in, I recall that the catwalks and the elevator-mail box area all had cement sidewalks. The catwalk lights were (now old fashioned) screw type bulbs. When driving into an area there were very clear blue directional signs. All of this was before we were hit by hurricane Wilma that damaged most of our roofs. Many had to be redone and were sloped toward the rear of the buildings. In those days there were shrubs at the rear of the buildings. Then things began to change. I really don’t remember which came first but, we saw that another building was installing tile

in their elevator hallway. Then another took away the cement look of the sidewalk and installed fancy coverings for it. Each building checked around and kept improving theirs to be the most beautiful around. We got rid of the nice bright lights and installed the little tubes that are not nearly as efficient. We pulled up the shrubs in the back of the building and threw in some gravel. We couldn’t do much about the roofs as apparently this was a directive from the city or the county about how they were to be done. But all the rest we did, because everyone else was doing it. Since then, how many times have we had to invest in redoing the beautiful catwalks that break up so frequently? (I have to applaud the one building that I know of, that sandblasted it all off and returned to cement.) Lately the trend is putting the name of the area up on the front of buildings. This is done in spite of the fact that there are signs all over the place letting you know where you are. I guess you might say it’s kind of redundant. But, remember,

everyone is doing it. How many times do we laugh at the young folks with their mishagas all wearing exactly the same hair style, blue jeans and so on? Here we are, supposedly mature, intelligent people and we’re monkey doing too. I say gratefully that our building never got conned into changing our catwalk lights. You can see us loud and clear because of the screw bulbs. Our building is bright and cheerful. Now, the Village has brand new signs replacing the blue ones that were so easy for a visitor to read. I think it is too bad that they decided to change them Apparently the original builders decided that the cement sidewalks would last forever, even in city life, and would need little upkeep and are not slippery for elderly feet. They built these buildings with safety in mind and lasting qualities, like the lights that can make older eyes see better. But we moved in and took care of things, like the other buildings were doing. As I said, monkey see, monkey do!









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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Did a Little Gremlin Tell You When to Fall? By GLADYS MILLER A short time ago I noticed that one side of the large mirror in the master bathroom was no longer adhering to the wall. Unaware that I was courting catastrophe, I agreed to wait a few days until the handyman could come to correct the problem. The evening

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CVE Symphony Orchestra 2009-2010 Concert Season Resumes December 8, 2009 By WILLIAM P. BRYAN, PHD, CVESO Vice President As summer vacations to Canada, South America and Europe, family visits, holidays-holy days, and summer picnics all come to an end, the CVE-Deerfield Beach Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Dr. Clark McAlister, and the gifted musicians, are again ready to present to the CVE community another musically exhilarating concert season. The 1,600 seat Century Village East Auditorium is still reverberating from the 20082009 season’s exceedingly successful four performances and the orchestra has already begun rehearsals on Sunday, November 1st for what will be a tremendously extensive concert series. Our audience this past March included the mother of a current United States Senator and we are again hopeful that she will be able to attend this season’s programs. The four programs for the 2009-2010 season are: 12/08/09 Chopin: Piano Concerto Nr. 2, F Minor Molin Wang, Pianist Hummel: O Du Lieber Augustin, Eight Variations Haydn: Symphony Nr. 99, E Flat 1/19/10 Rachmaninov: Six Songs Chauncey Patterson, Violist Rossini: L’Italia in Algeri Overture (original version) Beethoven: Symphony Nr. 2

2/23/10 Weber: Der FreischuetzFolksong and Hunter’s Chorus Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto Nr. 3 Corinne Stillman, Violinist Mendelssohn: Sinfonia VIII 3/23/10 Bach: Chorale Prelude “Wachut Auf” Chopin: Andante Spianato, Natasa Stojanovska, Pianist Weber: Konzertstuck (note: the Conductor has the right to change the music listing at any time). Ruth Cousins, Manager of the Orchestra, noted that the orchestra has been performing here for over 25 years! What an amazing and astonishing accomplishment of the many musicians, volunteers, the Symphony Orchestra Guild, and music students over these many years of orchestral service. This is a superb accomplishment by Dr. Clark McAlister, Conductor, in the shaping of the orchestra’s musicians into such talented and loyal performers. The guest performers are all highly skilled and talented musicians. Their concert and artistic achievements demonstrate their many years of persistence in the education and practice required to skillfully master their instrument. Dr. McAlister, Conductor, centers the orchestra with his conducting skill and technique. His musical guidance brings magic to the Auditorium as the concert begins. You can literally hear a pin drop as the lights dim and his baton is raised in the air, signaling the beginning of a piece of music. All eyes of the musicians are focused on him and ready for the first beat. At this point, the musicians present an artistic work of music to its waiting audience. The selection of music score possibilities Dr. McAlister brings to this orchestra, composed of many volunteer musicians with a wide variety of technical skills and maturity, yields much joy to both the audience and musicians alike. Getting to know our conductor… Dr. Clark McAlister is Vice president and Editor-in-Chief of Edwin F. Kalmus & Co. Inc., and Masters Music Publications, as well as Artistic Director of Klavier Records. He has been Assistant Conductor and Music Administrator of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida (later known as the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra), Music Direc-

tor and Conductor at Palm Beach Community College and Instructor at the Canford Summer School of Music in Canford, England. He has been composer-in-residence at the University of Montana at Missoula, and with Chamber Music Palm Beach. He is an active composer and arranger and his compositions and arrangements are played by orchestras and ensembles in the United States, Europe, and Japan; they have been recorded by Telarc, Klavier, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and Albany. He has been a recipient of a fellowship in composition from the Florida Arts Council. Dr. McAlister received the Doctor of Music Arts degree from the University of Miami. and about our guest solists… Those of you who have attended our previous concerts are highly aware of the musicality, skill, artistic maturity and virtuosity of the guest soloists. Molin Wang (piano): Ms. Wang is a student in the Professional Performance Certificate program at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music. She began piano study at age five and gave her first performance in China at age nine in the Xi’an Concert Hall. She received the highest commendation as a student at the Affiliated School of Xi’an Conservatory of Music and was the first student from the Xi’an Conservatory to be accepted into the prestigious Piano Department of the Shanghai Conservatory. Ms. Wang performed in 2006 in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’s 250th anniversary concert for Mozart’s birth and in the 2007 Beethoven International Piano Festival at the Shanghai Conservatory. In 2005 she designed a piano fairy tale, Animal Carnival for piano learners, whom she tutored and which was performed in the Shanghai Music Hall. Chauncey Patterson (viola): Mr. Patterson is con-

sidered to be one of the finest violists in the country. He attended both the Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, and Robert Vernon. He has been a member of the Miami String Quartet. He also is a member of the music faculties at: Florida International University, Hartt School of Music, University of Denver, Kent State University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Corinne Stillwell (violin): Ms Stillwell earned her degrees from The Julliard School of Music, where she first enrolled at the age of ten. A versatile musician, she appeared in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, on the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and as soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States, and on tour in Europe. Frequently heard on WXXI-FM public radio, she has collaborated with David Shifrin, Robert Levin, Pepe Romero, and members of the faculty of the Eastman School of Music. She has served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and prior to that, was a member of the Harrington String Quartet in Texas. In 2007, she joined the faculty at Florida State’s College of Music where she is Assistant Professor of Violin. Natasa Stojanovska (piano): Ms Stojanovska studies with Dr. Roberta Rust at Lynn University in the Bachelor of Music program. She was born in Prelep, Macedonia, and began to play the piano at age eight. She has performed solo recitals in France, Portugal, Macedonia, Bosnia, Romania, and the United States, and has been recognized as an adept accompanist and chamber musician. In 2008, she was the winner of the concerto composition at the Brevard Summer Music Festival in North Carolina and performed the Tschaikovsky Concerto No.1 at the Festival. In 2002 she was hailed as the best young

pianist in her native country and was awarded first place at Interfest Bitola (2001 and 2002). She has also been a prizewinner in numerous competitions including the Walenstein Competition, Miami (2008), Lizst-Bartok, Sofia, Bulgaria (2006), and the Musician of the New Millenium, Skopje, Macedonia (2005). It is again hopeful that this season’s concerts will attract full houses. The continuation of your symphony orchestra is contingent upon the attendance of all music lovers. So, tell all, bring a friend, and please purchase tickets for the four performances. After all, this is your Symphony Orchestra, and, how many communities have a Symphony Orchestra to claim their own??? And, the Center’s lobby is a great place to meet friends before and after the performances to discuss the evening. Heard after performances of the past season are statements such as…this is like going to the Boston Symphony; and, I felt transformed and began floating like in a wonderful dream… And again, we want to give our heartfelt thank you to the Orchestra Guild members and its president, Bea Guccione. The Guild with its volunteers, provides many CVE activities throughout the year in support of our Symphony Orchestra. We thank all of you who eagerly participate in the Guild’s many and varied activities in order to support the continuation of the Orchestra. Musician Recruitment THE CVESO IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING SECOND VIOLINISTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCED AND ORCHESTRA-READY. If you are a violinist, or know of someone in the south Florida area, who may be interested, please contact: Beverly Sanders, 2nd violin section leader, at (561) 482-1443. We hope to see each and every one of you in support of our new concert season of 2009-2010.









Our World of Glass By HARRY LINER The secrets of light are still a mystery to many scientists, astronomers, and physicists, and me, so let the story continue. In the twelfth century, European travelers and scholars realized that the Arabs had preserved and expanded the work of ancient Greeks and a rash of translations followed in the next 100 years. Aristotle, Plato, Archimedes, Euclid, Hero, Ptolemy, and others were translated into Latin along with Alkindi, Avicenna, and Alhacen. As a result, scholars in England, France, Germany, and Italy began to look carefully into mirrors, seeking the secret of light. Adelard, born around 1075, was one of the first of these adventure-scholars. He was born in Bath, a southwestern British town founded by the Romans. Adelard was quite the scholar, translating Arabic into Latin, including Euclid’s book, Elements. While Adelard’s theory didn’t advance the science

of optics, his translations inspired many others, including Robert Grosseteste, a theologian who helped bring scientific inquiry back into the mainstream of Catholic thought. He was born around 1168 in rural England and excelled in the study of law and medicine at Oxford University. He was appointed Bishop of Lincoln in 1235. Grosseteste was a keen observer, writing on comets, thunder, falling leaves, rainbows, eclipses, and mirrors. According to Grosseteste, light was the first corporeal form. He said that the universe began as one point of light in a formless void. Multiplying itself and diffusing itself instantaneously in every direction, this light formed a perfect sphere turning into the firmament at its outer limits, then reflecting back in on itself to create the nine heavenly spheres surrounding the earth. “And thus in a sense,” Grosseteste concluded, “each thing contains all other things,” and every-

thing is ultimately made of light. Roger Bacon was the next in line of scientists to devote themselves to mirrors and optics, which they considered to be one of the four primary sciences. Bacon was a sophisticated optician and theorist, and he echoed Grosseteste in predicting the refracting telescope, so that from an incredible distance we would be able to read the smallest letters and count particles of dust and sand. Bacon took issue with Grosseteste’s refraction theory of rainbows, asserting quite logically that they must involve reflection, since the sun is always behind the observer in a direct line with the top of the rainbow’s arch. Aware of his papal audience, Friar Bacon stressed the Christian uses of optics. Mirrors can be constructed and so placed and arranged that one thing will appear to be as many as we choose. Yet Bacon’s work seemed doomed to oblivion. Shortly

after Bacon sent his writing to Italy Pope Clement IV died without ever commenting on them. Gregory X, the new pope was a Franciscan who had heard all about the troublesome friar. A few years later, Bacon was thrown into prison for certain suspected novelties-referring to his belief that astrological conjunctions affected religion. Progression, experimentation, and open discussion in optics and mirrors or in the theories of light, was held back because of fear of imprisonment. At the beginning of the fourteenth century, a German Dominican monk, Dietrich, (known as Theodore in Latin) of Freiberg, finally solved a major part of the rainbow puzzle. Having observed them in fountains, waterfalls, and dewdrops on spider webs, Dietrich concluded that we will understand the rainbow when we have understood what happens in a single drop of rain or mist. He created a giant artificial raindrop

by observing the sun hitting a large water-filled glass globe. With his eye at a 42 degree angle to the sunbeam, he saw a red light streaming back at him. Lowering his head a little, he watched the light turn orange then yellow, and on through the spectrum to violet. Not only that but also he could see the light beam in the water. As it entered the globe, the light bent down a little before hitting the back. There, some of the light departed, but some of the light reflected internally, as if from a concave mirror. That was the beam that was again bent a little as it came down to Dietrich’s eye. He had solved the riddle of the rainbow, concluding that both Grosseteste and Bacon had been right. Light was both refracted and reflected. The mystery of seeing rainbows was solved, but Dietrich of Feiberg still couldn’t explain the rainbow’s colors satisfactorily. That revelation would have to wait another three centuries.

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Cooke’s Look at Books By RICHARD WILLIAM COOKE A monthly look at books of interest – new and occasionally not-so-new, fiction and nonfiction -- currently available at your public library, local bookstore or from online booksellers. YOUR GOVERNMENT FAILED YOU By Richard A. Clarke, Harper Perennial, 432 Pages, $15.99, Paperback This is one scary book. Written by a government insider – for thirty years author Clarke worked intimately on national security issues with Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -this book details how and why our government cannot and does not make us safe. Subtitled Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters, and just released in a new paperback edition, the book skewers U.S. intelligence pointing to its many blunders and glaring incompetencewhich have continued for decades. Clarke begins with the Iraq War, providing fascinating background to much of what we already know about the ill-advised preparations for that ongoing conflict. But his examples harken back even decades earlier to the CIA’s assuring then President Harry Truman that China would never invade Korea; for getting the location of Russian nuclear warheads in East Germany completely wrong; for failing to detect the Tet Offensive and the fall of the Shah; for asserting Iraq would not invade Kuwait – which it did within hours of that forecast – and for missing the end of the Cold War which came as a surprise to the U.S. and is viewed as one of the most devastating indictments of U.S. intelligence. Quite a performance record for a national security system that consists of sixteen separate agencies, employs tens of thousands, swallows up $50 billion of taxpayers’ money annually – and still failed to protect the country from the horrific attacks of 9/11, arguably the CIA’s greatest debacle. If that isn’t enough to make you nervous, Clarke reminds us that national security threats related to cybersecurity, global warming and the oil funding of terrorists are still waiting out there. Sleep well. HOW TO LIVE: A SEARCH FOR WISDOM FROM OLD PEOPLE By Henry Alford, Twelve Books, 262 Pages, $23.99

Mathilda Jones, a feisty ninety-eight- year-old maiden, told the Houston Chronicle in 1987 that she wanted no male pallbearers at her funeral. “If men could not invite me out when I was alive, they’re not going to carry me out when I’m dead.” Author Alford writes, in this important new book, “Before I started spending a lot of time with older folks, I thought that their occasional impatience and inflexibility was an outpouring of their bodily aches and pains, or it was a world-weariness that had accumulated over the years, or it was whatever psychological state is produced when a sense of entitlement is married to a gastric malady. It hadn’t occurred to me that they were rushing to finish up.” Alford mentions overhearing a conversation between his elderly mother and a friend of hers. The friend began, “Ann, we see each other so infrequently, which is probably why we like each other so much.” Wisdom. That’s what every reasonable person seeks. And in this new book, the author takes his search for wisdom to the old. Interviewing elders – celebrities, politicians, ordinary folk, family members – he has produced a compendium of sage advice. He has scoured every possible source – deathbed confessions, late-in-life journals – to deliver a highly optimistic and readable look at our dying days. In showing that life after seventy is the fulfillment of (and not the end to) life’s questions and trials, this hilarious, moving and consistently insightful volume wraps up – in the words of the old – what it means to spend one’s time on earth well. And most unexpectedly, reading it makes you actually want to get older. No mean feat. MY FATHER’S TEARS By John Updike, Knopf, 292 Pages, $25.95 “In high school, I was in love with a classmate I almost never spoke to. Like marbles in parallel troughs we rolled down the years toward graduation.” “At my fifty-fifth high school class reunion, the list of our deceased classmates on the back of the program grows longer; the class beauties have gone to fat or bony cronehood; the sports stars and non-athletes alike move about with the aid of pacemakers and plastic knees, retired and taking up space

at an age when most of our fathers were considerably dead.” “The squint lines in her face were deepening, exaggerating an increasingly frequent expression, that of a slightly deaf person who blames you for not speaking louder.” One of the tragedies of author John Updike’s untimely death in January, 2009, is that serious readers, lovers of brilliant writing (see above quotes), of consummate characters and superlative storytelling, will no longer have the joy of looking forward to new volumes from the creator of such unforgettable characters as Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the Toyota dealership owner of the Rabbit series; Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart and Sukie Rougemont, the witches in both Witches of Eastwick books and Clarence Wilmot, the Protestant minister of In the Beauty of the Lilies, whose loss of faith coincides with the fainting spell of silent screen actress Mary Pickford who, at the age of 17, was making a film just a few miles away. Updike is at his best in this, his last collection of stories, mingling narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and foreign travel. A wonderful, not-to-be-missed reflection of the American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 – glittering pieces of observation, remembrance and observation. Concurrently with the publication of My Father’s Tears, Updike’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, has released Endpoint And Other Poems, a collection of the author’s poetry written during the last seven years of his life and put together only weeks before he died for this, his final book. THE EVOLUTION OF GOD By Robert Wright, Little, Brown and Co., 567 Pages, $25.99 In this monumental new book, university professor and author Wright overturns basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity and Islam by taking us on a sweeping journey of history and claiming that in the evolution of all three major worldwide religions there is a “hidden code” in their scriptures that, when deciphered, provides new light on their origins. Many of his claims have already provoked controversy. For example, “Contrary to the belief that Moses brought monotheism to the Middle

East, ancient Israel was in fact polytheistic until after the Babylonian exile.” Further, “Jesus didn’t really say ‘Love your enemies,’ or extol the Good Samaritan. These misquotes were inserted in scripture decades after the Crucifixion.” Then, “Muhammad was neither a militant religious zealot nor a benign spiritual leader but a cool political pragmatist, at one point flirting with polytheism in an attempt to build his coalition.” In The Evolution of God, Wright argues that faithful followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have overlooked some of the most important messages in their scriptures when it comes to understanding the meaning of God over the centuries – relying on archaeology, history and evolutionary psychology to support his claims. Wright doesn’t argue one side or the other of the “Is

God real?” question. According to Newsweek’s Lisa Miller, “He leaves that aside. Instead, he grapples with God as an idea that has changed – evolved – through history.” When The New York Times’ Deborah Solomon said to him, “Your approach to religious history is so nakedly materialistic. For instance, you claim the Apostle Paul was a kind of marketing guru who dropped the more demanding requirements of Judaism, like circumcision and dietary restrictions, to attract more followers.” Wright answered, “Do the math. How many Christians are there today and how many Jews are there? If his goal was to gain a large following, he seems to have made the right tactical decision there.” Do yourself a favor, read this book. Just don’t expect to finish it in a night or two.





CVE Duplicate Bridge ClubWinners for September By BERNICE RUGA Saturday 9/5/09 R. Davis/G. Schulhoff – S. May/B. Derobertis 9/12/09 M. Stransky/A. Shore – P. Tepper/B. Weinberg 9/26/09 R. Silverman/B. Feldstein – G. Schulhoff/B. Wolf Monday 9/7/09 L. Fertik/E. Sohmer – M. Stransky/S. Jones 9/14/09 C. Whiteman/B. Feldstein – B. Luber/H. Lieberman 9/21/09 C. Holtzman/J. Holtzman – P. Tepper/B. Luber

Tuesday 9/1/09 H. Lieberman/B. Feldstein – C. Vilinsky/L. Klein 9/8/09 B. Cordes/B. Feldstein – R. Wasserman/B. Lilienfeld 9/15/09 P. Tepper/B. Weinberg – V. Montag/B. Wolf 9/22/09 S. Babich/R. Colman – V. Montag/B. Wolf 9/29/09 B. Ruga/I. Ruga – B. Wolf/ G. Shulhoff Please Note: On Saturday, 9/19/09 and Monday, 9/28/09 there were no games due to the Jewish Holdiays.

Clubhouse Library News By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor Readers, if you are wondering why my name is on the byline instead of Gloria Shomer, I have to tell you that she had an accident, but is now recovering and hopefully will be back to writing her column next month. We wish her well and a very speedy recovery. Our seasonal residents will be returning shortly, and among them will be those who are not familiar with our Century Village Library. I will try to explain why I think that our Library is so very great. We have all the latest books that are on the best seller lists, even some in large print. If you are a Friend of the library and wish to reserve one of the newer books, you can put your name down on the reserve list, and someone will

call you when the book comes in. When you pay your $2.00 to become a Friend, you are also entitled to a free book. Last week a gentleman came in and asked for a book of poetry. I was able to say “of course we have poetry;” not only poetry, but books on biographies, sports, exercise, cooking, science, humor, etc. We also have a complete section of large print books. There is a special section of French books, and in season we have French librarians to take care of it. There are also both hard and soft covered books for sale at all times. Several times during the year, the library runs special sales where you can get terrific bargains. There is the wonderful Topaz Desk Top Magnifier for

people with vision problems, available at all times. I would be remiss if I did not mention our Boutique where you can find anything from jewelry to paintings and everything in between. There is a constant need for items, so if you are planning to make room in your closets, we will gladly accept your contributions. For newcomers to Century Village, not familiar with our library, our volunteer Trudy Spleid will gladly give you a tour any Wednesday between the hours of 9a.m. and 12p.m. There is always a need for volunteers, so if you have a morning or afternoon available, please sign up. You will enjoy it. I guarantee it!



The Puzzler By: CHARLES K. PARNESS In 2005, Ventnor N had their roof torn off by Hurricane Wilma. They hired a small roofing firm to replace all the shingles on the roof. The roofing company had two workers Joe and John do all the work. The observant residents noted that for every 12 shingles that Joe installed, John installed only eight shingles. Working together, they finished the work in 24 days. Someone asked if only Joe worked on the roof alone, how many days would it take for him to do the entire roof. Similarly, if only John worked on the roof, how many days would it take him to do the entire roof? That’s the question - can

you answer it? The Solution to Puzzler

– November 2009 can be found on page 35B.





Movie Review November By SANDRA PARNESS THE PROPOSAL-Here comes the bride. A pushy boss forces her young male assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. Starring Sandra Bullock, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White. PG-13, 108 minutes. Playing Sunday, November 1, 2009, 8 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2009, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 8 p.m. MANAGEMENT-A touching comedy. A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Woody Harrelson. R, 94 minutes. Playing Thursday, November 5, 2009, 8 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2009, 8 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2009, 8 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2009, 2 & 8 p.m. WHATEVER WORKSWritten and directed by

Woody Allen, an eccentric New Yorker abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence ranting to anyone who will listen. Starring Larry David, Adam Brooks. PG-13, 92 minutes. Playing Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursday, November 12, 2009, 8 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2009, 8 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2009, 8 p.m. TAKING OF PELHAM 1-2-3-Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime. Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta. R, 106 minutes, Rated R for Adult Situations. Playing Monday, November 16, 2009, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 2 p.m., Thursday,

November 19, 2009, 8 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2009, 8 p.m. STAR TREK-The future begins. A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Ben Cross. PG-13, 127 minutes. Playing Sunday, November 22, 2009, 8 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2009, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 2 & 8 p.m. MY LIFE IN RUINS-The star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding is finally going to Greece. A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece. Starring Nua Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss. PG-13, 95 minutes. Playing Friday, November 27, 2009, 8 p.m., Monday, November 30, 2009, 2 & 8 p.m.


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Why Veterans Day

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American Military are fighting over the sea What is their purpose? To keep our country free Many years have passed by, why haven’t we won any wars? Though our brave men have fought and died for freedom’s cause Husbands, fathers, sons and daughters have lost their lives as well. Why haven’t summits and peace talks done the job? Only time will tell. We are fighting terrorism overseas you see Our National Guardsmen fight within the USA to keep our country free. Families pray our soldiers will come home well. Some have lost limbs and are scarred mentally as well. We pray each day for our fighting soldiers doing things we can’t even imagine at home. Here in America we celebrate Veterans Day, with speeches and wreaths and parades that pass through towns on loan What our Military have done for us can’t be measured in words. 911 has shown us we are vulnerable at home with planes and bombs flying like birds. Take time out to think, thank, and pray for our soldiers on this their special day.

Let’s Be Thankful Let’s be thankful for the good; the blessings and the pleasures; for the trials we’ve withstood, and for all of our life’s treasures. Let’s be thankful for successes, and for frequent failures, too; for from adversities and stresses we improve our point of view. We have the liberty of choice; to make our own decisions; so let us glory and rejoice that we can act on our volitions. Let’s express appreciation for the gift of life and living; for the Source of our creation whose love is absolute and giving. Let’s sing out to Him in praise of the love which fills our hearts; for memories of yesterdays, and the beauty He imparts; for the promise of tomorrow, and for confidence and hope; for deliverance from sorrow and the capacity to cope. If gratitude becomes our creed, we’ll find we’ll never be in need; so let’s value lessons learned and all the blessings which we’ve earned. Every challenge that we face provides substance for our soul. We learn, we grow, as God’s good grace guides us to become whole.

And let Veterans Day be a tribute to those who lay at rest today. for what our soldiers have done for us. - NANCY A. GUERETTE


I Don’t Drive Because…


I would like nothing better that to jump into a car, And maneuver a vehicle just as fast and as far, Wandering around remote places I’d love to go, However, I know better, for me, operating a motor vehicle is a big, fat NO!

Friendship is like a sheltering tree. A good friend is the best medicine in life for me. It brings happiness to the one who gives and the one who takes. It strengthens with time. A new friend added to old friends makes life a little more serene. There is a song in my heart when a new friend is added. In order to have a good friend, one must be one. I always feel I want to put my arms around each and every one. And say “I Love You.” My friends do not judge me, I do not judge them. You “ain’t” a friend unless you are determined to be one.

When at first, I began driving lessons, I possessed above average intelligence, It demoralized me that I could be so easily defeated by a mechanical conveyance. As long as the teacher was at my side, in a dual-control auto, I displayed enough competence to master the skills I ought to. But, left to my very own devices, I turned into a catastrophe wrapped in a crisis. I was cocky, I was brash, Before I knew it, I was nicknamed “Crash.” My not-so-patient uncle tried to teach me to parallel park, But, when I dented a car a long way away, his demeanor became dark. Pushing me towards the passenger seat, He bellowed, “Move over, you’re done, I’m beat.”


Another Day Time has gone by But where am I Summer left Fall fleeting on

Fly! small green… and in the shadows of your alightings and sleep, feast and grow. Limitless is the sky, your song begun, the horizon blazing. Fly! my love. And soar and sing in the dance of life and the flush of summer, too soon the curling leaves of Fall, migration… winter

When I notice the throngs of drivers casually speeding along I-95 Not one of them knows how fortunate they are to be alive. With me off the roads, year after year, Numerous human lives are safer, there’s nothing to fear. All that phobia-inducing negative feed-backing, And any utilitarian hand-eye coordination lacking, I provoked a universal, collective sigh of relief, And singlehandedly saved the populace mountains of grief. Unable to learn to operate a car, in my heart, I did my part, The only vehicle I’m permitted to start is a shopping cart! -GLORIA DONNELLY

Fleeting over To another day. The leaves will be falling And as I look up to the sky I wonder and wonder Where did the time go by! -SANDI LEHMAN


When my “Afraid of nothing” brother said, “I’ll take you to practice,” He could neither imagine nor anticipate what my act is. After only several blocks of new-misses driving in my klutzy way, His dark skin paled and when his voice returned, I heard him say, “I will never, ever ride in a car with you behind the wheel, For as long as we both shall live, that’s how strongly I feel.”

Time rolls on Like a turning page

On Separation

And How Grand is This? Folks here in Century Village enjoy quite the grand laugh watching a Muscovy duck waddle across the path. It’s quack-knowledged feathery fact that one is eggs-tra lucky to be crissed-and-crossed again by this strutting ducky. To expand upon the grandeur of just how grand this is get a chance to gander at Mr. and Mrs -SANDY WICKER

When We Were Married

Neither family favored our marriage. Mine said they would live through the marriage, But not the divorce. Yours made it very clear That I was not their choice for you. But even with those omens, our years together Were happy ones, celebrating that we Did truly belong together.

Would that I could believe that we Will meet again somewhere, sometime… But I cannot. My very practical self does not permit Fantasy about a post-death reunion… But how I wish that it were so!

When we married, almost sixty years ago, We planned to grow old together (and perhaps subliminally) to die together. This is the month of our marriage. I celebrated the day alone, except for my memories… You broke our contract five years ago Dying one week after our anniversary.






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 35B




1) WEEKLONGD ( _) ( _) ( _) _ _ _ _ _ _ 2) LEGGGI ( _) ( _) ( _) _ _ _ 3) TEAGHDUR _ ( _) _ _ ( _) ( _ ) _ _ 4) INTERNACT ( _) _ _ ( _) _ _ ( _) _ _ 5) ERSTHUT ( _) ( _) ( _) _ ( _) _ _ What you might call Sir Lancelot and Sir Gawain partying in the evening: “ ( _) //( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _)’ ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _)”


a’bb cde fabbaczbx dgghci, cdk lh hnmabx dgghcihi; fone’m npamm a’bb mekaqh ed phci, nci hcijkh fone tnc’e lh phcihi. amnnt fneem Hint: The letter “a” appearing above stands for the letter “I”

Unscramble each word, then use the letters in the brackets to solve the jumble. Solution on page 35B

















Cryptogram Solution:


Sudoku Solution:


Jumble Solution: 1) Knowledge 2) Giggle 3) Daughter 4) Nectarine 5) Shutter Answer: “A Knight’s Night Out”

Puzzler Solution: Let us assume that the two working together installed 20 shingles per hour and working 5 hours per day, they installed 100 shingles per day. Since the joint effort took 24 days, the total number of shingles installed was 2400 shingles. Therefore, Joe who installed 12 shingles per hour at five hours per day, installed 60 shingles per day. The total was 2400 shingles and at 60 shingles per day, this equals 40 days for Joe working alone. John who installed eight shingles per hour at five hours per day installed 40 shingles per day. The total was 2400 shingles and at 40 shingles per day, this equals 60 days for John working alone. Note: If you figured they worked only 1, 2, 3, 4 or 10 hours per day or any number of total shingles per day, the total number of shingles will change BUT the answer comes out the same - 40 days for Joe and 60 days for John. Try it.

2009 Area Chair and Vice Chair















CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild By MARION G. COHEN A flyer listing information about planned events for the season has been mailed to all members of the Guild. To encourage all residents to join us in our activities, I am listing below the dates of these events. If you are new to our Village, now is the time to join the Guild, the fundraising organization for our Symphony Orchestra. So take out your calendars and plan to join us in our 2009 – 2010, excursions into fun, culture and musical experiences. DECEMBER 2009 EVENTS December 6 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) Open Membership Meeting Musical Entertainment Clubhouse Party Room All residents invited JANUARY 2010 EVENTS January 12 (Tuesday) and January 13 (Wednesday) TRIP WITH A DIFFER-

ENCE TO MIAMI Performance by famous violinist, Itzhak Perlman. Tour behind the scenes of the Adrienne Arsht Center. Explore art galleries on Lincoln Road. Mingle with the tourists on South Beach and the art deco district. Visit the new, state of the art, Frost Art Museum with a docent. Take an excursion through Miami aboard the Duck Tour Bus on both land and sea. Price: $259 for double occupancy; $299 for single occupancy. For further information contact Gladys Miller @ 954-421-9232. Send check, payable to CVE Symphony Guild, to Gladys Miller, 41 Tilford C, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Deadline for reservations is December 15, 2009. See WANT TO TAKE A TRIP section of the Reporter for more details.

January 28 (Thursday matinee) Performance of Sins of the Mother, a haunting mystery exposing the tragic truths that bind the families of a small fishing town together, an explosive new drama about revenge and forgiveness. After the show, enjoy a gourmet dinner at Callaro’s Restaurant. Place: Florida Stage in Manalpan Cost: $84 per person for the show, dinner and bus transportation. For reservations contact Betty Schwartz @ 954-4271157. Send check, payable to CVE Symphony Guild, with your phone number and with whom you wish to sit to Betty Schwartz, 1028 Farnham O, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. FEBRUARY 2010 EVENTS February 4 (Thursday) Board bus at 6:00 p.m.; Preview at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 8:00 p.m. Opera: Lucia De Lammermoor, Donizetti’s gripping tale of unrestrained passion, madness, murder and suicide will leave you reeling in your seat. Great music, spectacular settings and powerful drama. Place: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Cost $74 per person for opera including bus trans-

portation For reservations contact Marion Cohen @ 954-4281315 Send check, payable to CVE Symphony Guild, to Marion Cohen at 1012 Lyndhurst H, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; on the check indicate your phone number and with whom you with to sit. February 20 (Saturday) at 11:30 a.m. FASHION SHOW Place: Clubhouse Party Room Sponsor: Sondro Boutique in the Cove Shopping Center Luncheon at noon Entertainment by professional performers Prizes Price $25 Contact Toni Ponto @ 954428-0286 for tickets Send check, made payable to CVE Symphony Guild, to Toni Ponto, 79 Prescott D, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 February 28 (Sunday at 2:00 p.m.) OPEN MEMBERSHIP MEETING Musical Entertainment Clubhouse Party Room All residents invited MARCH 2010 EVENTS March 14 (Sunday Matinee) Bus at 12:00 noon; Performance @ 2:00 p.m. Ballet: Featuring Dances at a Gathering, music of Chopin, choreographed by Robbins; Who Cares, music by Ger-

shwin, choreographed by Balanchine Place: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Cost: $59 includes transportation For reservations contact Adele Weiner @ 954-427-2696 Send check, made payable to CVE Symphony Guild; include your phone number and with whom you wish to sit. Address: Adele Weiner, 1005 Farnham N, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Now isn’t that an exciting list of events to look forward to this coming year? Buy your tickets to the opera and ballet early. These events are always sold out. Attend our open meetings. You will be told what’s going on in the Guild and always end up with a delightful musical program. Sign up for our Trip with a Difference and attend our Fashion Show. Have you paid your dues of $10 single and $15 for family membership? You may send your checks to Kitty Cole, 7 Oakridge B. Every membership helps to support our unique orchestra. Remember…all paid up members receive a mailing of scheduled events early in the season. You have priority in joining our offerings before they are sold out!

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

Guaranteed Seats




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as low as per month FREE MONTH








1. At the Clubhouse, tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis up to the seating capacity of the bus. 2. When the bus arrives at the Clubhouse, residents with tickets will board. The tickets will be collected as you enter the bus. Note: This does not apply to the internal CVE bus system, only the external West Route.

The system will begin on April 1, 2009.










$34,500 $35,000 $33,000 $26,000 $38,800


$75,000 $44,900




$74,999 $192,500 1 BEDROOM 1 BATH STEPS TO BEACH


$37,000 $45,000 $45,500 $47,900 $48,500 $51,500


1/1.5 1/1 2/1.5 1/1.5 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 2/1.5 1/1.5 2 /1.5 2/1.5 1/1


$1,500.00 PER MONTH $1,200.00 PER MONTH $1,800.00 PER MONTH $750.00 PER MONTH $650.00 PER MONTH $600.00 PER MONTH $1,200.00 PER MONTH $1,400.00 PER MONTH $1,600.00 PER MONTH $1,500.00 PER MONTH $1600.00 PER MONTH $1,600.00 PER MONTH $1,300.00 PER MONTH

Reporter November 2009 Volume 33 Number 2  

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