Board of Directors of COOCVE Meets THIRD TUESDAY of the Month at 9:30 a.m. in the Party Room Official Monthly News/Magazine of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida
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VOLUME 34, NUMBER 2
Ventnor B Mediation Begins in Earnest Text by PATRICK MURPHY Photos by GLORIA OLMSTEAD
The following is a summary regarding the mediation that was conducted in this lawsuit on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Activity Center. This was a court-ordered mediation and the parties agreed to use of Mr. Al Capp of Mediation, Inc. of
Fort Lauderdale to be the presiding mediator. Ventnor B Condominium Association, Inc. was represented by their Board of Directors, Faye Adams, President; Janet Rupp, Vice President; Ross Gilson, Secretary and Director and L-R Executive Committee Members observe Mediation, Joe Rubino, Rita Pickar, Ruth Porter, Nancy Giordano
In This Issue
■ Mediation was held in the Ventnor B litigation and talks will be continued. A1
■ Those popular air shows from an insider’s viewpoint. B17
■ After thorough research and investigation, the idea of re-using existing equipment is neither feasible nor economical. A1
■ Oakridge D celebrates Halloween in a big way. B1
■ Meet the Candidates forum is scheduled for December 14 in the Activities Center. A25 ■ Plan to restructure associations is in motion. A19 ■ Uncooperative neighbors disrupt the quality of life for residents. A4 ■ The first of six free condominium courses covering the proper way to hold association elections will be held on November 18 at 1:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. A19 ■ Before giving out “awards” or other payments to association officers, check your documents and hold a proper vote. A7
■ New Athletic Schedule for November and December. B4 ■ For those residents without a hard-wired smoke alarm system, the Sheriff will exchange your old nine volt battery for a new one. A33 ■ No turn on red when entering the Village from Powerline Rd. B1 ■ The many uses for Aloe Vera – the burn plant. B6 ■ Collecting assessments directly from Tenants. B23 ■ Why you should not feed the birds around our waterways. B24
Audrey Segal, Treasurer. Their attorneys, Garrity and Weiss were present on their behalf. The Co-Defendant, Plastridge Insurance Agency was represented by their Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Connor Lynch and his counsel, Mr. Dan Britto. The Co-Defendant, CVE Master Management Company, Inc. was represented by Mr. Dan
L-R Mediator, Al Capp, COOCVE Attorney, Patrick Murphy, MM Attorney Geralyn Passaro
Glickman, Vice President and Mr. Al Smith, Executive Director. CVEMM’s insurance counsel, Ms. Geralyn Passaro, was present on their behalf. On behalf of COOCVE, Steven Fine, President along with Charles Parness, James McLear and Ed Gallon appeared as the COOCVE officers. Also present in the room were approximately 15-20 of the COOCVE Executive
Committee, who were invited as observers. After presentations by the attorneys for the parties, the Mediator requested that the parties group off into caucuses to discuss privately with each party the legal issues and the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s case. After approximately four and a half hours of See MEDIATION, pg 23A
Master Management Commentary By AL SMITH, Executive Director/Master Management As most residents are aware, CVE Master Management is currently coordinating the replacement of the community irrigation system. This is the first of three articles that will provide information regarding this Village-wide project. First, some History… Century Village East was largely constructed between 1970 and 1975, including the irrigation systems. This means that the majority of irrigation infrastructure ‘in the ground’ is approximately 35-40 years old. The general lifespan of a well-maintained and managed irrigation system is approximately 25 years. At the time of construction, pop up type heads and automatic valves and controls were eschewed for the generally least expensive materials and approach. The direct results of this approach (replacing above ground heads after each mowing, manually turning valves on and off in order to irrigate the property) is reflected in our current annual expenditure of nearly $500,000 to operate and maintain the system. The irrigation systems draw water from our canal/ lake system. In order to legally continue to do so, we have
to renew our Consumptive Use Permit through the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), the governing agency for water
use in our area. The District considers the location of the project, the area being irrigated, the plant type, and the potential impact of the water withdrawals on the surrounding areas, then issues an annual allocation of water through the permit. The permit was originally issued in 1976, and has been reviewed by the Water Management District for renewal periodically since then. Due to incremental changes in water policy and the age, condition, and capability of See COMMENTARY, pg 13A
COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting October 19, 2010
President, Steven Fine called the meeting to order at 9:38 a.m. Mr. Fine led the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence. The Sergeants-of-Arms confirmed that there was a quorum (121). Mr. Fine reminded the Directors to sit in the middle of the floor if they are a voting director. Motion was made and seconded to waive the reading of the minutes from the September 21, 2010 BOD meeting. There were no corrections and the minutes were approved by a show of hands. Sheriff’s Report - Sheriff James Engle It was reported that there were no crimes in CVE last month. This does not mean there were no incidents; there was a theft from a taxi cab for non-payment. The Sheriff’s office is sponsoring a Smoke Alarm Battery exchange program. Simply visit any one of the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Stations or the main headquarters downtown during the hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to exchange your 9V smoke alarm battery for a new one. Sheriff Engle reminded
everyone about the upcoming Holiday season and to be sure you are careful while shopping. It is important to know your surroundings, lock your cars and put shopping bags in your trunk. Joe Sachs asked about the sign on Powerline and Westgate stating that there is no turn on red. The Sheriff stated the sign was installed from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and it is three points on your license and a $180 fine if you go through it. Shelia (Newport) - The signs that state no turn on red are too high up and not visible and residents cannot see them. DOT should put a sign where the light fixture is. Jeff Gillman suggested that residents call the DOT with any issues that they have. Correspondence No Correspondence President’s Report – Steven Fine This November 2nd is a very important election - Amendment 4 impacts everyone and we are not sure if everyone is aware of what the amendment contains. We have two speakers today that will discuss both the pros and cons about Amendment 4. This is not a debate
Lesley Blackner, co-founder of Hometown Democracy discussed with the residents the pros for voting for Amendment 4. Ms. Blackner stated that a yes vote will give more control over the future of your community. Aimee Craig Carlson, Regional Director of Citizens for Lower Taxes and a Stronger Economy spoke to the residents against Amendment 4. Ms. Carlson stated that Amendment 4 will cost jobs, raise taxes and hurt Florida’s economy. Commissioner Marty Popelsky reminded the residents to be informed on what you think Amendment 4 will mean to you as a resident of CVE. Don’t listen to rumors, call me, your Commissioner if you have any questions - just be informed. If this amendment is passed, this will cost the city $100k to do a special election and the city will have to pay. Legal Update - Pat Murphy Steven Fine introduced Mr. Pat Murphy and he presented to the Directors an overview on the current lawsuit with Ventnor B Condo vs. Plastridge, COOCVE and
MM. The court-ordered mediation was held last week. Present at the meeting were from Ventnor B; Mr. Gilson, Ms. Adams and their counsel, COOCVE President Steven Fine, First VP Charles Parness, Second VP James McLear, and Third VP Ed Gallon with their counsel Pat Murphy, Master Management, Mr. Al Smith and Mr. Dan Glickman along with their insurance counsel from Travelers; BOD from COOCVE as well as 15-20 members from the Executive Committee. Because of confidentiality, specifics of the mediation could not be discussed. The mediation started at 1:30 p.m. and lasted until 5:30 p.m. Mr. Murphy stated that great strides were made and this is still a work in progress. Jeff Gillman: Part of the Ventnor lawsuit was about the firewall situation, is that still the case? Mr. Murphy: That is a separate lawsuit - Ventnor B is suing Telemedia, Comcast, Adelphia and MM. Beverly Chase: Thanked Mr. Murphy for his report and keeping the Directors informed. Treasurers Report – Bernice Schmier No report given.
Committee Reports: Nomination Committee The next meeting with candidates will be on November 1 for Recreation to be held in the COOCVE lunchroom. Tuesday, October 26 is the deadline for Recreation Committee applications. November 16 - MM nominations will be pulled from the floor at the November 16 BOD meeting - and those nominated must be present to accept the nomination. There will be a meet and greet with all the candidates on Tuesday, December 14 at 1 p.m. in the Activity Center. Also in the December issue of The Reporter, there will be a biography of all candidates running for office. Elections will be held on Tuesday, December 21 for both the Master Management and Recreation Committees. Charlie Parness - Lyndhurst Area As a result of the resignations of the Lyndhurst Area Chair and Area ViceChair, a Lyndhurst Unit Owners Meeting will be held on Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Room GP-G in See DIRECTORS, pg 13A
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The CENTURY VILLAGE EAST REPORTER is published monthly and distributed, without charge, to the residents of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is published for the edification of said residents, and contains reports of the monthly meetings of the corporations, Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as news, bus and theater schedules, and contributed articles of current interest to the residents. The Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. a.k.a. COOCVE, a not-for-profit corporation, its officers, directors, editors, staff, any committee people are not responsible for typographical errors or misrepresentations in any advertisements or article. They are not responsible and assume no liability for the content of, or any opinions expressed in, any contributed articles which represent the author’s own opinions and not necessarily the opinion of COOCVE. Acceptance of advertising for products or services in no way constitutes an official endorsement of the product.
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From the President By STEVEN H. FINE, President/ COOCVE Slowly, but surely the population at the Village is growing with the return of our seasonal residents. I think they will be pleasantly surprised to see how well maintained the Village has been with the help of Seacrest and East Coast. Even with watering restrictions, they have been able to irrigate on a schedule that has kept our Village green. Many new trees have been added as well. At our BOD meeting, October 19, Sheriff James Engle reported that there were no crimes in the Village last month. That’s two months in a row with no crimes. However there have been several minor incidents. The Sheriff did caution the residents that with the upcoming holiday season just around the corner, it is important to know your surroundings, lock your cars
and put shopping bags in your trunk. Please be vigilant! On October 26, the unit owners of Lyndhurst at a duly noticed meeting elected Don Kaplan to the position of Area Chair, and Lori Benoit as Vice Chair. Don will be replacing Roz Nehls who has been ailing. I want to thank Roz for her volunteer work as Area Chair as well as the many other responsibilities she undertook and handled with intensity and professionalism. We all wish her a speedy See PRESIDENT, pg 23A
As we approach the holidays full of thanks and good will this month, I’d like to take the opportunity to write about some thoughts that are weighing heavily on my mind. The year of October 2009 to October 2010 has been one of the most emotional in our city’s history, as three very high profile acts of youth violence rocked our peaceful family community. Deerfield Beach, where those who were raised here return to raise their own families, and where vacationers return year after year, has received some very negative attention in local and national media. To say that I am deeply saddened by these acts doesn’t begin to capture how I feel. I am devastated by the losses suffered by the children and families impacted by these heinous acts, and I am also heartsick about the cloud that has been placed upon this city that I love. I have lived in Deerfield Beach since 1982, and my husband and I raised our three children here. My emotions come from my perspective as a mother, as a nearly 30-year resident and as the Mayor of Deerfield Beach.
We live in a great community, a fact that I am reminded of daily as I perform my duties as Mayor. These revelations come in the form of a brief encounter with a volunteer who unselfishly serves on a city board or committee, or during a presentation to a child who has just won a state championship for boxing through the Deerfield Beach BSO “BAAM” program for at-risk youth. Reminders come in the form of events like Tuesday night beach dances, NE Focal Point’s Community Health Fair, and the beachfront Festival of the
Arts. In case you believe that I am biased, let me tell you that I also hear great things from people outside our city. I have heard time and again about the attraction that so many have to Deerfield Beach’s hometown friendly feel, and how our Blue Wave award-winning beach is the best in South Florida. There is a reason why organizations like JM Family Enterprises, Sylvester Cancer Center, Publix, and FAU Innovation Center have chosen to call Deerfield Beach home. This is a difficult time for those of us who love this city and know its virtues. Perhaps one of the best qualities of Deerfield Beach is the ability of its residents to come together in times of crises. This is one of those moments, and I have no doubt that we will survive this heart break together. Let’s all embrace what brought us to this beautiful city in the first place. As always, I can be reached through the City Manager’s Office at 954-480-4263 or via e-mail at web.commission@ Deerfield-Beach.com.
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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.
Let BOD Decide To the Editor: COOCVE’s help is needed. COOCVE elects and is the only body that can remove a member of the Master Management Board. One Master Management Board Member mentioned again in the September minutes and in prior minutes over the last three years has proven to be extremely unprofessional, unethical and contentious. He has continuously been reprimanded, sanctioned and repeatedly asked to resign but refuses to do so. He knows only COOCVE can remove him. COOCVE, by not taking any action, has sent a clear message that CVE officials can say and do anything they wish, regardless of how inappropriate or serious. I am baffled that COOCVE takes its election responsibility very seriously but completely ignores an official’s behavior once in office. Elected officials who volunteer to serve on our many Boards and committees, whether we like them or not, should at minimum be expected to behave in an appropriate and
ethical manner. Very rarely do we have individuals who behave otherwise, and in most cases COOCVE does not vote for them to begin with. But we have been living with the case of a Board member repeatedly and flagrantly abusing his position and causing severe disruptions on the Master Management Board. On behalf of all the rest who do not act in this manner, I implore COOCVE to take deliberate action and vote to remove this person from the Master Management Board. Albeit unpleasant, it is the right thing to do. Please send the right message before new elections are held. DONNA CAPOBIANCO, President Oakridge V Cleaning The Air To The Editor: At the June COOCVE meeting an officer of the Corporation gave notice that the new Senate Bill 1196 prohibits awards (compensation) to Association Board members. The above statement is incorrect since the prohibition specifically
applies to Homeowners Associations 720.303, and NOT TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS! Most Association Bylaws, 4.12, were amended and filed in the county in order to allow for compensation to Board members. This still applies. It is advisable to check your documents. FRED ZUCKER Cambridge-F Uncooperative Neighbor To the Editor: We have another problem in our Ventnor H building. One of our lady residents, who (secretly) had a rabbit and a cat (not allowed) now has a little dog as a pet. She got a doctor’s note that she needs the dog for “emotional reasons.” Nevertheless, most often she is without the dog, earning money driving residents around in her expensive car, leaving her dog behind in her apartment barking, and when left alone, the dog barks in a high pitched voice until the owner returns from her daily rounds. She sued our building for See LETTERS, pg 23A
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Village Minutes Minutes of Master Management Board Meeting October 16, 2010
Acting President Dan Glickman called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2010. In attendance were: Norm Bloom, Caryl Berner, Harry Chizeck, Anthony Falco, Dan Glickman, Bill Goddard, Gene Goldman, Jules Kesselman, Jack Kornfield, Alan Schachter and Mel Schmier. Via Telephone: Dick Ciocca, Fred Rosenzveig, Bob Marcus and Ira Somerset; Guests present were Al Smith, Executive Director, Donna Childrey, Office Manager, AJ Bock, Business Manager (9:35:00) Open Mic: Danielle LoBono - Stated that she recently sent a letter to Dan Glickman regarding a bus issue and would like to know if it was addressed with the bus company? Mr. Glickman stated that he received the letter and it was forwarded to the Transportation Committee and Mr. Herring. Rhonda Pittone: Thanked the Transportation Committee for the recent meeting. Made a correction to the minutes of 9/16/10 - The East bus goes to Town Center Mall, not the West bus. (9:40:15) Minutes Mr. Glickman spoke about the process for correcting minutes and apologized to the Board for not including the corrections that Mr. Somerset had proposed. Mr. Somerset moved to correct the July and August minutes, consistent with the motion passed at the August 12 meeting. August Minutes: 1. p. 3 Mr. Somerset emailed the Board changes that he would like in
the minutes. They will be reviewed and then incorporated into the minutes. The minutes were accepted and approved as noted with the comments indicated. Mr. Somerset’s comments should have been reviewed and corrections incorporated in the minutes of the meeting, not referenced without including the text. Corrections and explanations for the corrections are in sentence format below: July Minutes: 2. p. 2 Todd Mohler - The minutes reported: When irrigation is applied correctly, the standard property is overirrigated significantly. The minutes should have reported Mr. Mohler as saying: When irrigation is applied incorrectly, the standard property is overirrigated significantly. 3. p. 2 Acting Presidents Report – The minutes reported: Ms. Berner stated that it was very remiss for the Board not to make the recent offer from Comcast public knowledge prior to the return date. In a previous email, I asked “Wasn’t there a discussion of the fact that we were not aware of that “offer” in advance of the deadline? If yes, that should be included in the minutes. Please check that and adjust accordingly.” That was not done. I reviewed the audio recording by Ms. Davis and found there was substantial discussion of this matter. As a result of that and the board vote, the following should be entered into the Minutes following the statement by Ms. Berner: Ms. Berner stated that
it was very remiss for the Board not to make the recent offer from Comcast public knowledge prior to the return date. Although it was late in the day when they came to this, and that some people feel it was disingenuous of them, nonetheless it was very remiss on the part of the board not to notify people of this. Mr. Somerset noted that the free converter related to removal of History Channel and requested someone to go through the chronology of the last-minute notification. Mr. Glickman provided a brief explanation; one point has to do with the missing History Channel, while the other relates to the free converter offer. It is Comcast’s national policy to give viewers who lose these channels free adapter boxes for six months. After that, they pay if they wish to retain the converter. People calling Comcast must ask for the adapter box for the purpose of obtaining their missing History Channel; however, they will not be able to receive channels above 72. The second point was that Comcast did make an offer to continue the free offer while the Comcast – MM negotiations continue, but that would apply to those who still have their boxes, and would not apply to those who have returned their boxes. Mr. Somerset – Messages were left by Comcast (for MM) on Friday. Mr. Ciocca – There have been many residents and others that have gotten involved in contacting Comcast, and it is confusing. There should be one focal point for the information. There are a few people who continue to stir the pot on this, and we need to get it under control; the Comcast Committee, the President and Mr. Murphy are the focal points for information. Ms. Berner – The administration never told a lot of our vendors that we have an Executive Director, and because Mr. Ciocca was unavailable due to surgery, his email went unanswered during the time we could have known about this offer. Now, some people at Comcast know that Mr. Smith is our Executive Director, and we should notify everyone who needs to know that we have an Executive Director. Mr. Somerset disagreed with the last comment that Comcast did not know who to contact. They know Mr. Ciocca is the Chair of the Comcast Committee, they know I am the President and
we do have people in the office, so there were ways to contact us. This did not have to be done at the last minute. I think it is wrong to blame the board, our board members, committee members, or anybody else. The campaign of emails to Comcast were sent by residents, and we knew nothing about it until some letters were published on blogs. 4. p. 3 Executive Director’s Report - The minutes reported: This will continue to be the procedure. This is a new procedure instituted by Mr. Smith, not a continuation of the existing policy, which was to have Security inform the resident that they needed to get a new bar code as theirs was not working. This sentence should read: This is the procedure we are following 5. Transportation Committee The minutes reported: When the motion was made, an effective date was discussed, so we will have to come back before the BOD with an effective date. The minutes should have reported Mr. Glickman as saying: When the motion was made, no effective date was discussed, so we will have to come back before the BOD with an effective date. Mr. Goldman seconded the motion. Motion passed 10:3 with 2 abstentions. (Yes vote: Ira, Harry, Norm, Dick, Gene, Bill, Jules, Fred, Alan, Mel; No: Caryl, Anthony, Jack; Abstain: Bob, Dan) (10:00:15) Financial Report – Norm Bloom/Donna Childrey The CVE Master Management Financial Report prepared by Ms. Childrey was distributed to all Board members and discussed in detail. For the month of September, 2010 the Total Income was $901,601; Total Expenses were $787,663; Net Income was $113,937. YTD Total Income is $8,101,393. Total Expenses are $7,230,639; Net Income is $870,755. Cash on Hand is $1,984,724; Total Assets are $2,781,501; Total Liabilities are $944,797 and Total Equity is $1,552,455; Prepaid Dollars are $333,953. Overdue accounts receivable from unit owners is $441,881.31 representing 485 unit owners. Mr. Schmier moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report, Mr. Chizeck seconded. Motion passed 12-3 (Yes: Ira, Dan, Harry, Norm, Dick, Gene, Bill, Jules, Bob, Fred, Alan, Mel; no: Anthony, Caryl, Jack). (10:23:00) Resolution To Discipline Mr. Jack
Kornfield For Violation Of Comportment Policy: Mr. Goddard moved to re-introduce the resolution to discipline Jack Kornfield for violations of the Comportment Policy that was made at the September BOD meeting. Seconded by Mr. Goldman. Mr. Goddard stated that this motion was made last month, but ruled out of order as the Board did not have prior notice of the motion. The Board has now had 30 days to review the motion and materials including a legal opinion from the attorney, as well as the Comportment Policy. Mr. Goddard then read the following resolution: Whereas CVEMM passed a Comportment Policy for its members on April 15, 2010 (attached). Whereas a member of the BOD of Master Management, has repeatedly violated that Comportment Policy by publicly arguing against decisions made by the board, without providing any additional facts, and particularly in other CVE bodies such as the Council of Area Chairs (most recently on Sept. 15th, 2010); and has attempted to influence those bodies and the community at large to put pressure on MM to change decisions that have already passed; Whereas that member has publicly called into question decisions made by the CVEMM Board, CVEMM officers, and fellow Board Members and Board Committees; Whereas that member has repeatedly published the following on his personal yourcve website, and emailed to members of the community at large (example: his blog posts and spam emails of Aug. 19 and Sept 14, 2010): (1) false and deceptive allegations about matters of fact and Board policy; (2) his opposition to motions passed by MM and presently being implemented, (3) his demands that the Board revisit alternative proposals which the Board has already debated and voted against. Whereas that member is aware of the CVEMM Comportment Policy which prohibits this behavior, and has been asked by MM officers and previous board motions to desist from this behavior, but refuses to do so; Whereas such actions injure the good name and reputation of the organization, disturb its well being, and hamper it in its work; It is moved that Mr. See MASTER, pg 10A
Village Minutes COOCVE Executive Committee Meeting October 11, 2010
Meeting was called to order by COOCVE President Steven Fine at 9:30 a.m. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for a moment of silence. Mr. Glickman asked if he is allowed to sit at the table as Vice President for MM, acting as President. Mr. Fine stated that he is allowed to sit at the table but he cannot vote. Joe Rubino asked why the bylaws are selectively being enforced. It does not state in the bylaws that a Vice Chair cannot sit at the table of the Executive Committee. A Vice Chair should be able to represent a Chair when he/she is missing. This has been the practice over the years and it should not be changed now. Mr. Parness stated that there is nothing in the bylaws that call for area Vice Chairs sitting at the table and COOCVE will be following the bylaws. Joe Rubino moved to challenge the ruling of the President that a Vice Chair cannot sit at the table during the Executive Committee Meeting. Motion seconded. Mr. Kornfield stated that it has been a tradition to have the area Vice Chairs represent the Chair. Mr. Parness stated that any motion which is contrary to the bylaws is an illegal motion. Because it has been always done that way, is not a valid argument, the bylaws must be followed. After a roll call vote, the Directors voted in favor of the ruling of the Chair: 14:6. Minutes Joe Rubino moved to waive the reading of the minutes from September 13, 2010. Ruth Porter seconded. There were no changes to the minutes and they were approved by a show of hands. Presidents Report Mr. Fine introduced COOCVE’s Legal Counsel Mr. Pat Murphy and distributed to the participents the Acknowledgement and Agreement to Comply with Florida Statute 44.406. Mr. Fine asked that participants who will be attending the mediation fill out the agreement and submit it to Mr. Murphy today or at the mediation. Mr. Murphy discussed the lawsuit; Ventnor B Condo Association vs. Plastridge, MM and COOCVE. On Wednesday, October 13 at 1 p.m. in the Activity Center, there will be a formal court mediation for Ventnor B. The mediation is subject to the provision of Florida
statute 44.406. Mr. Murphy discussed the process of the mediation and how it will be performed. He also stated that all communications are to be kept confidential and no one is allowed to disclose any communications made at the proceedings. If an individual discloses information from this meeting, they can be subject to sanctions by the court, including, but not limited to costs, attorneys’ fees and mediators’ fees. The mediation cannot be recorded or videotaped. Mr. Fine stated that although he will be present at the meeting on behalf of COOCVE, he would not be able to accept a settlement until he discusses it with the COOCVE BOD. Mr. Chester asked for the names to be read of the Executive Committee who have been invited to attend the mediation meeting: Steven Fine, Charles Parness, Jim McLear, Ed Gallon, Bernice Schmier, Arthur Dove, Mavin Schmier, Rhoda Jarmack, Joe Sachs, Naomi Redisch, Hyman Shoub, Joe Rubino, Marjorie Campbell, Norman Kaplan, Bill Goddard, Joe Rudnick, Eleanor Wollman, Philip Norris, Roslyn Nehls, Wes Field, Rita Pickar, Jules Kesselman, Jack Kornfield, Cecile Baskin, Philip Cerrito, Basil Hales, Ruth Porter, Bruce Gursey, Ira Somerset, Nancy Giordano, Gloria Olmstead and Fred Rosenzveig At the next COOCVE BOD meeting there will be designated seating for Directors and guests to make it easier to take votes. Committee Reports Master Management – Dan Glickman Irrigation - MM is currently in the design phase of this project. The following drawings have been completed: 50% drawings, 100% drawings and construction drawings. The detailed drawings and preliminary cost estimates are approximately $9 million at the 50% phase and $7.5 million at the 100% phase. No construction will take place before the BOD of MM discusses and votes on it. The next steps will be to get pre-qualified bidders and put together a ROI (Return on Investment). Comcast - received an offer from Comcast (two DCTs and DTAs at no additional cost) and made a counter offer to them. Mr. Murphy stated that the offer has been accepted and we are trying to refine the terms
of the amendment to the existing 2004 contract. The final written document still needs to have approval from MM BOD. Perimeter Hedge - MM has had funds in the budget to do some replacement on the perimeter hedges. There are approximately four miles of perimeter hedges. There were 13 companies who looked at the project and there were four bids received on the project. At Thursday’s MM meeting, there will be a discussion on the bids received. Joe Sachs asked how much the coupon will be in 2011. Mr. Glickman stated that MM has not yet completed the budgeting process. Recreation – Nancy Giordano The Durham pool will be open this week and Richmond will be the next pool closed for maintenance. The remodeling is continuing on the mens’ and ladies’ locker rooms as well as the outdoor pool. The hope is to have the outdoor pool completed by the first week in November. Rhoda Jarmack asked when the Lyndhurst North pool will be opened? Ms. Giordano stated she would look into it. Budget and Finance – Gloria Olmstead; Nothing to report. Civic and Cultural – Nancy Giordano - The over 90 party is being held on December 12 in the Party Room. She asked that all seniors 90 and over, register for the party. There are approximately 200 people registered for the party and each person is allowed to bring one guest. They are looking for volunteers to assist with the party, so please contact Nancy Giordano if interested. The Civic and Cultural Committee is sponsoring a trip to the Vizcaya Museum in Miami on Thursday, October 28 at 9 a.m. and the bus is full. Area Chairs Ashby: Joe Sachs; Reminded everyone about the upcoming elections. Nominations from the floor are only for Master Management. Candidates can be named at next Tuesday’s BOD meeting on October 19 and at November 17, but they have to be present to accept the nomination. Meeting the Candidates will be held on Tuesday, December 14 at 1 p.m. in the Activity Center. The elections will be held on Tuesday, December 21 at the BOD meeting. Ruth
Porter suggested that the solicitation for volunteers for the nominating committee be asked way in advance so that different people can come forward. Berkshire: Naomi Redisch; Asked that the stop sign be put back at the crossing from Berkshire to Upminster. Mr. Glickman stated that he will speak to Ms. Redisch offline. Cambridge: Hyman Shoub; not present Durham: Joe Rubino; Asked if MM will provide a report at the Area Chair meeting on the recyclable containers. Mr. Glickman stated that he will not have a report at the next meeting. Also, can a list of when the bar codes are replaced be printed in the Reporter? Mr. Fine stated that he thought it was on-going and will look into it. Ellesmere: Marjorie Campbell; nothing to report Farnham: Norman Kaplan; not present Grantham: Bill Goddard; nothing to report Harwood: Joe Rudnick; not present Islewood: Eleanor Wollman; nothing to report Keswick: Phillip Norris; Will the benches at the bus shelter be anchored? Yes, they will. Lyndhurst: Roslyn Nehls; not present Markham: Wes Field; not present Newport: Rita Pickar; When are the applications for Recreation and MM due? They are due by October 26. Area Chair elections are held in January. Oakridge: Jules Kesselman; At the next Oakridge area meeting, October 20 at 2 p.m. at the Oakridge pool, there will be a an attorney speaking about foreclosures - all are welcome to attend. Also, at the West gate, three cars went through the light please print in the Reporter that you cannot turn on the red light. Prescott: Jack Kornfield; nothing to report Richmond: Cecile Baskin; There are two bus stops at Richmond E and Richmond F with no pads and they are not sitting properly. When will the pads be installed? Mr. Glickman suggested she speak with AJ Bock. When will the sign poles be painted? MM is aware of the poles and suggested she speak with AJ Bock as well. Is there going to be a second year of paving? Patching will continue through 2011. Swansea: Phillip Cerrito; not present
Tilford: Basil Hales; nothing to report Upminster: Ruth Porter; asked if COOCVE would provide a contribution of $1,000 for the Mini-Relay for Life. Mr. Fine stated that the Reporter has already put up seed money for this cause and he suggested she bring it up at the next BOD meeting. Ventnor: Charles Parness; Ventnor pool is out of commission and it has been posted that it is under repair. Ms. Giordano stated that it will be completed soon. Westbury: Bruce Gursey; not present New Business: None Old Business: None Open Mic: Fred Zucker - At the June 21 COOCVE meeting, incorrect information was giving to the BOD as well as the Directors in the audience regarding section 1196. The message that was given was that association Boards can no longer receive awards; this is incorrect. The individual at COOCVE indicated that they made a mistake, in that section 1196 was referring to 720 not 718. Mr. Parness stated that his understanding is that officers of the associations are not supposed to receive compensation awards in condos, unless their bylaws are amended. Mr. Zucker stated that this is a fact, and it has nothing to do with the message given regarding 1196. Mr. Parness stated that he misspoke. Mr. Hales stated that Tilford amended their documents to allow awards and compensation and also had their vote lowered from 3/4 to 2/3 on advice from their attorney. Jeff Chester stated that the building unit owners must vote on whether to compensate their Board members every year and if the vote is not in the minutes, then you are violating your own documents. Danielle LoBono mentioned that the bus benches in front of Newport H do not have pads. Mr. Glickman suggested she speak with Anthony Bock. Also, if elected, all Board members should be certified. Mr. Parness stated that after you are elected, you have three months to file certification stating that you have read the documents. The meeting was adjourned at 11 a.m. Respectfully submitted by, Steven Fine
Village Minutes Council of Area Chairs October 13, 2010
Meeting was called to order by Joe Rubino. Mr. Rubino led the Pledge of Allegiance, and a moment of silence. Roll call was taken and a quorum was present. Steven Fine moved to waive the reading of the minutes. Charlie Parness seconded. There was one change noted - Kyle was listed as working for Seacrest when he works for East Coast Maintenance. The minutes were then approved with the changes noted East Coast Maintenance James Quintano James Quintano stated that the estimate for the recycling bin enclosures including the permitting is estimated between $300-500 - this is slightly higher because there is now a permitting fee included. If you would like an estimate, please contact Kyle. Seacrest Services - Steve Kittredge A resident asked Seacrest to inform Area Chairs when property managers are changed or other pertinent information is distributed. Steve Kittredge: They will send out an e-mail with the information to all Area Chairs. Eleanor Wollman: When the workers turn on the sprinklers, shouldn’t they be looking at the geysers and putting flags on them so that they are repaired on Fridays. I have called in about 10 geysers in Islewood. Steve Kittredge: Yes, they should be doing that and we will look into it. We will also provide the areas with flags so that if you see a geyser, you can put a flag there.
Dan Glickman: Can you explain the process on these kinds of issues? Steve Kittredge: As they turn on the water for the area, the men will fix the geysers. If they cannot be fixed, they flag them and repair them on Fridays. If they are not fixed, you need to call them in. Charlie Parness: Part of the problem is that there is a crew for an area; they turn the valves on and there may not be water for that area, so they move to another area. The solution would be for a worker to trail the crew about a half hour behind so that they can see any geysers and repair or flag them. Steve Kittredge: Great idea and we will look into that. Norm Kaplan: Because we are watered at night, they seem to forget where the valves are to turn on and now we rarely get water in the back of our four buildings (K, E, I, and J) in the Farnham area. Steve Kittredge: We will look into that area. Jeff Chester: The present irrigation system and the new irrigation system will only be supplemental. The county and SFWMD are of the opinion that irrigation should only be supplemental to rain. The Village looks great and in this year and the two thirds that Seacrest has been in charge the Village has never looked better. Joe Rubino: Each building gets watered once a week, how many areas in a building can be watered? Is it impossible to water once a week all the areas of the building? Steve Kittredge: It is not
impossible to do that. Dan Glickman: The color coded map that was passed out is supposed to be followed in that way. We are suppose to do front and back at the same time but it is not happening. Charlie Parness: We asked many times for schedules and for an irrigation completion report when the buildings are watered - when can we get this report? Steve Kittredge: Yes, we will look into that and Tom and Tony will get with Charlie and we will figure it out. Basil Hales: When the valves are opened for a particular area, approximately how much time are the valves opened for? Steve Kittredge: At least 15 minutes, but some valves are kept on longer so other areas can be watered. Jack Kornfield: Do you report to MM when and where you irrigate? Steve Kittredge: No, we follow the color coded schedule and we have the sign off sheets on the buildings. Jack Kornfield: So there is no oversight of your irrigation. Steve Kittredge: Yes, there is oversight. Jack Kornfield: Seacrest, in terms of irrigation, reports to MM and those reports should go to MM and then sent to the Area Chairs. In Prescott, we are not getting sign-offs on irrigation. Steven Fine: Seacrest works for MM and this should be discussed at the next MM Board meeting. COOCVE – Steven Fine Mr. Fine agreed with Mr. Chester’s evaluation on the esthetics of the Village in the change that has happened in the last year and a half. It is looking terrific, however there is still room for improvement. Mr. Fine reminded everyone about the Ventnor B mediation being held today at 1 p.m. in the Activity Center. The Executive Committee is invited to observe and be part of the mediation, anyone attending must sign a confidentiality agreement. Mr. Fine stated that no decision will be made by COOCVE or by himself as representative of COOCVE, before bringing it to the COOCVE BOD on Tuesday for discussion. Master Management – Dan Glickman All the walls and doors in the Activity Center have been painted and varnished. Dan
stated that he did not know that the walls were being painted which is why an Executive Director was hired; to take care of what needs to be done and allow the MM Board to work on policies rather than micro-managing. Also, the Century Blvd. trees were trimmed for hurricane season. Jeff Chester: The President of MM or CEO of a Corporation should know what is going on in the Village. Do you have any answers regarding the transportation issues that were brought up at the September meeting? Dan Glickman: Approximately two weeks ago we had a transportation meeting, discussed was the suspension system and air conditioning. Dan stated that he did speak with Louis Herring and he was relatively responsive with the issues. Dan stated that he recently rode some of the buses and the suspension systems are satisfactory. Jack Kornfield: MM should get credit for the green in the Village as they have spent thousands of dollars in repairing the piping and valves of the current system. Dan Glickman: In 2010, MM spent close to $550,000 to Seacrest on an aging infrastructure which was put in place about 40 years ago this is more than a couple of thousand dollars. Charlie Parness: In the 1990’s we had about 28 pumps and every time we had a problem they added a new pump - this is inefficient which is why we need to add a new system. Regarding transportation, drivers continue to speak on the telephones, although this is an industry wide problem, something needs to be done. Also, can we see a committee formed to improved the look at the Hillsboro entrance; it isn’t a “Wow” entrance compared to other Villages and Communities. Ruth Porter: Will the recent items discussed at the transportation meeting be part of the agenda at the MM meeting? Dan Glickman: Yes, they will be discussed. Cee Baskin: Is there any update on the white fly situation? Nancy Giordano: There was an article regarding white fly in the Sun-Sentinel and they are currently going after the Cocoa Plums. Ms. Giordano stated she would send Dan Glickman the article. Dan Glickman spoke
about the white fly treatments that have been done so far. Phillip Norris: A tree was lost on Century Blvd and West Drive due to a car accident, how are the trees replaced due to an accident? Mr. Glickman stated that as long as there is a budget amount for this, they are replaced Norm Kaplan: What point are we at with the Perimeter hedge project. Dan Glickman: At tomorrow’s MM meeting the perimeter hedge project will be discussed in detail. Norm Kaplan: The first bid we heard for the perimeter hedge project was in the area of $70,000. Most of the Area Chairmen felt that this amount was very high and re-planting with ficus to fill the spaces would have been better than to spend $70,000 when we don’t have irrigation in place to water the hedges. Rita Pickar: Does not agree with Mr. Kaplan, the perimeter of the entire Village needs upgrading and the people who live there want to see new plantings. Jeff Chester: With regard to last month’s MM Board meeting and the review from Pat Murphy concerning Comcast, did MM get input from the “members of the Village” to see if they want set top boxes or adapters? Mr. Murphy should have insisted that the original contract be followed for the duration of the contract, which would mean, no additional boxes, costs or channels but just the standard package that we bargained for and signed on for. Mr. Murphy is making decisions as to what the Village wants without getting feedback from the “members”. Dan Glickman: Mr. Murphy is not making decisions, he is listening to the MM Board who have given him input for proper approval of negotiations. As far as members input, there are 15 members of the BOD each of whom is a member you are describing. Steven Fine: Jeff Chester made an excellent question “What do we want” - not what do we want them to give us. Comcast has been pulling services back and Mr. Murphy has been hired to negotiate the contract and this should be brought up at the next MM BOD meeting. Dan Glickman: MM has been pursuing this negotiation of curing a breach of contract for some time. See COUNCIL, pg 12A
Village Minutes COOCVE Recreation Committee Meeting October 14, 2010
In attendance were: Shelly Baskin, Maureen Dougherty, Donna Dowling, Nancy Giordano, Danielle Lobono, Ronald Popp, Bill Schmeir, with Charlie Parness representing COOCVE and for DRF: Eva Rachesky and Abby Koffler. Nancy announced that Dan Cruz was unable to attend the meeting. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence. 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. Florence Jacobson has requested showcases for the first floor of the Clubhouse for the Knitting Club. There used to be showcases in the Clubhouse. Nancy said showcases have been allowed for in the new budget. She said they are aware that there are residents in the Village that produce art using other mediums than painting and photography. Venutsa Sagnar of Newport H recommends using an exercise group that has helped her a great deal since her auto accident. She supplied literature for the committee to review and Danielle said she has been on the website and it looks interesting. The exercise is called the Feldenkrais Method and is described as a movement program that stimulates bone structure. Nancy provided Eva with the information so she could look into the possibilities. Chairperson’s Report Nancy stated that the Recreation Committee had completed working on the new budget (for 2010/11). She said she and the committee members are aware that most residents live on a fixed income with limited resources. Their goal was to maintain the same level of service but not increase the Cen-Deer coupons for next year. Nancy remarked that the committee had met their goal and the coupon payment will remain the same with no decline in service. She said they would be going over the budget later in the meeting. DRF Reports Abby Koffler New Century Village theater website: Abby announced that there is a new theater website, www. centuryvillagetheater. com that shows the entire season brochure, as well as the monthly ‘Happenings’.
She said residents can go page by page through the ‘Happenings’ and see the shows scheduled and the movie list and synopsis. Advance Season Purchase: residents may pick up their advance season ticket orders this week. Abby said this year there were 1500 participants in the advance ticket orders. Beginning next week residents who did not participate in the advance sales will be able to purchase tickets for the whole season at the window (subject to available seats). There will be video presented in the ticket office area of every act scheduled for the season. She said that although it is not possible for her to personally review every single show, she has reviewed approximately 90% of the shows. Abby strongly advised everyone to buy tickets for shows that you have never heard of because these new shows are great and people are missing out on good shows. Email Blasts: residents can sign up for emails that will provide current information about shows, etc. by going online to the theater website. Also, the ID office is encouraging new residents to come on board for the ‘Email Blasts’ when they come in to get their new IDs. Clubhouse Happenings: has a new look. Abby encouraged everyone to pickup a ‘Happenings’ brochure and keep up with the shows and movies. She said there has only been one cancellation so far and that was for ‘La Cage’ which has been replaced by ‘Cabaret’. September Profit & Loss: The loss for September was $240.68. Abby said the ticket sales appear to be strong and she anticipates that we will break even or possibly make a small profit for the year. Movie selection: Nancy asked Abby how the movies are selected. Abby said they use a company that selects the movies and she then approves them. She said the lag time for getting movies is six months to one year after the theater release. Also, to offset the cost, effort is made to be consistent with the showings in all four Villages; this results in a 25% cost to each Village. The committee members commented that there had been movies that were too violent or very juvenile for residents. Abby reminded them that there is a wide variety of tastes in the Village and every movie can’t satisfy everyone. She said she does try to give consideration to the tastes of the residents.
Eva Rachesky New Theater technician hired: Eva announced that Alex, the former theater technician had moved to New York to be with his girlfriend and a new technician has been hired. She introduced Nick Stoner to the Committee and audience. Art Room: Has had new cabinets and sinks installed, tables painted and touchup painting has been done around the room as needed. Clay Sculpture: Has also received some paint touchup. Eva said the goal is to try to do a little bit every year to spruce up the various rooms. Locker Rooms: Eva said the locker rooms were gutted, the plumbing has passed inspection, and new walls are now going up. She showed samples of the tile, partition and countertop that are going in and invited attendees to review them after the meeting. The hope is for the locker rooms to open around Thanksgiving but in reality it will probably be around the middle of December. There have been several change orders from the City of Deerfield which has expanded the work and lengthened the projected time. Danielle commented that this is not unusual, that all Cities have code enforcement and as changes occur in codes, projects in the works have to adjust to the new codes. Exercise area: Eva said that when the Air Conditioning is being worked on for the Locker Rooms, the Exercise area will have to be closed. She advised residents to watch for signs advising of closings and/or changes in locations for various classes. She said they could not expand the exercise area this year due to required work on the Indoor Pool and work on the surrounding pool area. She has been listening to residents’ comments, requests and observations concerning the exercise equipment and wants to request a motion to purchase three seated elliptical machines. Eva said they would take out some of the older bikes and store them for now. When the exercise area expansion is done next year, the bikes will be taken out of storage. Nancy made a motion to purchase three seated elliptical machines for $11,263.96. Motion was seconded by Bill. Discussion: Nancy said there are lines waiting to use the machines. Eva advised the Committee that the supplier would bill after November 1 so the purchase could go onto
the new budget year and once ordered delivery turnaround would be about three weeks. Motion passed unanimously. Eva requested a motion to purchase 20 umbrellas for the Clubhouse and Bocce area. She said Bocce presently has the old umbrellas that don’t crank. Eva said this is the third phase (three year) of the large scale umbrella purchases. Danielle made a motion to purchase 20 umbrellas for the Clubhouse pool and Bocce area $4,156.32. Shelly seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Outdoor Pool: Eva reports the pavers are down under the awning and they should help alleviate the flooding problem in the building after heavy downpours, plus water standing in puddles creating a slip hazard. New planting beds have been created around the pool area, landscaping has been reused by moving and transplanting various plants and palm trees. Danielle commented that she has been observing the progress and has found the crew to be very hard workers and that they are doing a good job. Eva advised that next summer they hope to be able to take out the remaining concrete and replace with pavers to complete the pool deck area. She said there will be accent lights under the trees. The hope is for the outdoor pool to open around the middle of next month. Annual Maintenance at Ashby: is complete. Annual Maintenance starts at Richmond at the end of the month, then Upminster will be done with Westbury
next, which will conclude this year’s annual pool maintenance. Durham pool: opens this week. Previously the pool house was not ADA compliant because it was difficult for wheelchairs to pass the rise from the deck in the door stoop. Now the new pavers have leveled the deck so that wheelchairs can enter the pool house without problems. Lyndhurst North pool: Eva reports the pavers are down and now the remaining work is in the pool house bathrooms. Nancy recognized Don Kaplan from the audience and he queried why workers were seen sitting around doing nothing at times. It was explained that the workers were waiting for the City inspector. Inspectors go from job to job and are not always able to arrive at the appointed time if there has been a delay at a previous inspection. Once the inspector has passed the work in question, the men can then immediately move on to the next step. The landscaping will be completed toward the end of the project. Pool Heaters: were turned on this past weekend. Eva said there will be some heaters with problems and they know some – five – will have to be replaced. Once the heaters are turned on, it takes about five days for the water in the pool to be fully heated. Old Bus Depot: The concrete pad has been painted and the plan is to have a water fountain installed in the new budget year, hopefully See RECREATION, pg 12A
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Kornfield be officially censured by this body for his public acts in defiance of the Master Management Comportment Policy, and that Mr. Kornfield be asked to abide by the sanctions identified in the Comportment Policy and commit to a choice between: 1. resigning from the Board of CVEMM immediately or 2. remaining as a member of the Board of Directors of Master Management and thereby committing to desist from violations of the Comportment Policy, in accordance with the Board’s Comportment Policy. If Mr. Kornfield chooses to remain a Board member of CVEMM but will not agree to the Comportment policy, then, in accordance with the provisions in Robert’s Rules, Mr. Kornfield shall be suspended from participation in all CVEMM activities and meetings for a period of 60 days beginning immediately. Mr. Rosenzveig made the following friendly amendment: Should Mr. Kornfield choose to remain a member of the BOD and agree to follow the comportment policy, but then be found to act contrary to the policy, he will be suspended from all MM participation, effective immediately; as determined by the MM President and then ratified by the next BOD meeting, and the BOD will request that the BOD of COOCVE vote to remove him as a CVEMM Board member. Mr. Goddard and Mr. Goldman accepted the friendly amendment. Mr. Kornfield asked Mr. Glickman about the discussion he had with the attorney and asked what
request was made to Mr. Murphy. Mr. Glickman stated he does not have that information readily available and the letter was sent out to all Board members. Mr. Somerset read the relevant part of the e-mail which was sent to Mr. Murphy and the BOD: Dear Pat, as per the subject line above, I would suggest you give us your legal counsel regarding 1. the comportment policy (attached as of the April 15th meeting); 2. the resolution to discipline Jack Kornfield (attached is being in violation of said policy) and 3. the annotated back-up (attached used to promulgate said resolution). Mr. Kornfield asked Mr. Glickman how long his conversation was with Mr. Murphy. Mr. Glickman stated it was 45 minutes. Mr. Kornfield stated that Mr. Goddard did not make this motion at the last meeting. When he received the papers from Mr. Goddard there were two complaints this is not the same motion. In that time he has gone from 2 pages to 20 pages and Mr. Glickman has gone to the attorney for a legal opinion so it is not the same motion. Mr. Goddard stated it is the same motion; the back up material is now included. Mr. Goldman made a point of order - Mr. Kornfield is not addressing the items in the motion which is his argument against the motion. If he denies doing any of these things, he should say so. Mr. Kornfield read the following from the attorney: “regarding the pending motion to officially censure Mr. Kornfield, there are no legal defects in the way the motion is being presented for consideration by the
Board”. On the surface it appears legal. Mr. Murphy is not speaking on behalf of COOCVE, he is acting as MM’s attorney. The problem is with the content of the text. We have bylaws and they are different from the motion on the Comportment Policy. Mr. Kornfield referred to article 13 of the bylaws which states “....no officers, directors or any other person....without written approval of the Corporation’s BOD.” It’s the Corporations BOD who determine who one can speak to. Article 13 also states....”no person or committee or other entity shall speak and act or make any binding commitment on behalf of the Corporation without any expressed written approval of the BOD. This means no officer of MM can write a column in the Reporter because it is done without approval of the Board. The Executive Director writes articles and this is done without Board approval. (10:50:15) Mr. Kornfield stated that in the over 100 complaints against him, it will take a great deal of time and work to refute each one of them as they are incorrect. There should be some penalty for someone who goes around making complaints causing another Board member to do extra work. He also mentioned that he would need more time to respond to this 20 page motion. Mr. Kornfield made a friendly amendment to the motion asking people who have information that would help Mr. Goddard clarify the points he is bringing up. Mr. Goddard did not accept the amendment. Mr. Kornfield then made a substitute motion stating that anyone who has received a copy of this complaint and has facts that would help the complaints forum provide that information and have that redone. Mr. Glickman ruled the motion out of order. Mr. Glickman asked Mr. Kornfield how much additional time he is requesting. Mr. Kornfield stated that he would need until January 15. Mr. Glickman stated that that is not an appropriate time frame. Mr. Kornfield stated that according to Robert’s Rules of Order, he is entitled to a fair disciplinary hearing and this is not fair if he does not have time to prepare. Mr. Goldman spoke for the motion and stated that the Comportment Policy was adopted, under Chapter 11 of Robert’s rules, by the BOD of MM and stated that Mr. Kornfield challenged the Comportment Policy and not what was stated in the motion against him. Mr. Goldman also stated that he
did not hear a single comment from the member arguing that he did not make these allegations. Mr. Kornfield was warned several times and continually undermines the body of this Board. (11:02:00) Mr. Marcus stated that when Mr. Kornfield spoke about this, he pointed out that the COOCVE Board of Directors, who elects members to MM, are the ones who are in a position to decide this. We received a letter from Pat Murphy who did not see anything wrong in the bylaw from MM. Mr. Marcus moved that we table this motion for two months to give time to address the accusations and have Mr. Murphy research the COOCVE bylaws. Ms. Berner seconded. Motion to table failed 4:11 (Yes: Norm, Caryl, Jack, Bob; No: Ira, Dan, Harry, Dick, Anthony, Gene, Bill, Jules, Fred, Alan, Mel) Mr. Rosenzveig spoke for the motion and stated that the points Mr. Kornfield made are erroneous. A trial is only required for offenses that occur other than in a meeting or when there is hearsay. Mr. Kornfield has not denied that he has sent any of the emails that were alluded to with “pass it on” instructions. He also stated that Mr. Kornfield has had since April 15 to comply with the Comportment Policy so there is no need for him to have additional time. Mr. Kornfield has a choice to either not comply and continue to critique the organization and resign from the Board or comply and not resign; and to pass a penalty if he continues to do this. Mr. Schmier stated that this is a very serious matter and have heard no defense from Mr. Kornfield that he hasn’t admitted to any of the things he is charged with having committed in violation of the Comportment Policy. Part of the penalty in the motion is not within our rights; which is if he doesn’t agree we should suspend him from participation in all CVEMM activities and meetings for a period of 60 days. Mr. Kornfield has an obligation as long as he remains a member of the Board to perform due diligence and his fiduciary duties. If we prevent him from participation in activities, we are preventing him from carrying out those duties. Mr. Schmier moved to amend the motion to remove “the penalty of suspension from participation in all CVEMM activities and meetings for a period of 60 days beginning immediately”. Mr. Goddard and Mr. Goldman accepted the friendly amendment. Mr. Kornfield stated that none of the material that
he has published has been incorrect. (11:27:55) Mr. Glickman passed the Chairmanship to Mr. Chizeck so that he could address the motion. Mr. Glickman quoted the Comportment Policy from the minutes...Roberts’ Rules; chapter 20; section 61; subsection-offenses elsewhere than in a meeting...” The correction should be: “offenses elsewhere than in a meeting; trial”. To rely upon Roberts’ Rules to pass a policy on comportment which abbreviates the actual circumstances and leaves off the word “trials” is inaccurate. Also under that heading of trials is a 5 step process which gives the accused the right to answer in an orderly fashion those portions of it. The reason for the process is to not go through the way we are doing it now. To have 20 pages of back-up data of various allegations is unfair. To not address the allegations one by one is also unfair and I will vote against this motion. Mr. Goldman stated that during the time of the adoption of the Comportment Policy, Mr. Glickman brought up that issue and it was not agreed to, and was only Mr. Glickman’s interpretation. Mr. Kornfield has had an opportunity to speak about any one of the allegations. Mr. Goldman stated that he would like to see the motion passed and then move to have COOCVE remove Mr. Kornfield from the Board. Mr. Somerset stated that in the discussion with the attorney regarding this motion of censure and the Comportment Policy, Mr. Glickman brought up the same issue and was told that the Board could adopt the Comportment Policy. Also, Roberts’ Rules is set up as a guideline for orderly meetings and can be suspended or ignored. This is not a free speech issue. There is plenty of time to present issues that the Board discusses every month. This is about information, slurs, and allegations being made outside the Board once decisions are made. Fred Rosenzveig stated that in Roberts’ Rules, chapter 15 the member being censured can come to his own defense but cannot vote. After a roll call vote, the motion passed 12:2 (Yes: Ira, Harry, Norm, Caryl, Dick, Anthony, Gene, Bill, Jules, Fred, Alan, Mel; No vote: Bob, Dan) At 11:42am Mr. Marcus and Mr. Ciocca left the meeting (11:43:00) Mr. Goddard reminded Mr. Glickman to ask Mr. Kornfield if See MASTER, pg 11A
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he is going to accept the requirements of the Comportment Policy and desist from making disparaging remarks against any motions that MM passes at the Board meetings and to follow the Comportment Policy. Mr. Glickman asked Mr. Kornfield to state what his decision will be. Mr. Kornfield stated that he will comply with the Comportment Policy. Ms. Berner stated that she hopes that he means what he says and he does not put this Board and everyone through this again and that he will not be blogging. Presidents Report – Dan Glickman - None (11:46:00) Executive Director’s Report – Al Smith Irrigation - Currently in receipt of the construction documents. Next steps are to prepare the bid process, qualify the vendors and find a source of funding. 2011 Budget – Al Smith distributed the first pass of the proposed 2011 CVE MM Budget and briefly discussed it with the Board. The Board discussed dates in which a closed budget meeting would be held. The Board agreed to have a closed budget meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. in the Activity Center and a special public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. in the Activity Center. (12:06:20) Perimeter Hedges - The perimeter hedge replacement bids were emailed to the Board - with the four responding vendors. PDF files were sent along with a bid analysis which shows the base bid and an alternate bid for smaller plants. The lowest bidder was selected and Mr. Smith is currently working with the vendor to prepare a joint preparation agreement for the entire job. Mr. Smith stated that he will have the joint preparation agreement partially executed by the vendor for review at the special meeting on 10/27. (12:16:50) Comcast - A response was received from Comcast and it will be sent to the Comcast Committee for their review. (12:19:00) Business Manager’s Report – AJ Bock A-Bobs Glass – The exterior glass in the reception area of the MM offices was replaced. Reef Electric: Tilford “V” electrical work was done without permits and is in violation of the code. Requested bids to get violation corrected and waiting for permit approval. Misc. CVEMM: A home owner in Cambridge “D” crashed their car into three PVC bollards in the center of the road. An invoice for
repair of the damages was requested and it will be sent to the insurance company. Mr. Somerset asked about the sign in front of the main gate. AJ stated that the sign is finished with fabrication and will be installed within the next two weeks. (12:30:15) Transportation Committee Mr. Glickman discussed the Transportation Committee meeting held on 9/28. In attendance was Mr. Schmier, Mr. Schachter and Mr. Herring from Quality Transportation. Mr. Glickman mentioned that the County #48 bus on Sunday has been eliminated. There were three motions passed at the Transportation Committee meeting for presentation to the board. Dan Glickman moved to recommend to the CVEMM Board: if the Transportation Committee makes recommendations of service change(s) that are within budgetary constraints and the Executive Director and President of CVEMM agree then the Executive Director will implement change(s) appropriately. After discussion all voted yes to approve recommendation to CVEMM Board. Al Schachter moved that the Saturday East bus go to Town Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (in contrast to the current schedule which is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) effective Saturday, October 30, 2010. The annual cost for the one additional hour of service for 52 weeks would be $2,000. The motion passed unanimously. Dan Glickman moved that the 5/6 route continue as one route until separation into two routes is necessary. There was much discussion: potential annual cost savings could be as much as $84,000 (21 weeks at $4,000 per week for November 1 through March 31). Louis Herring said that the night shift supervisor believes that the 5/6 run after the show is sometimes overcapacity. Mr. Herring also showed us the form which the daytime driver will fill out to indicate the number of passengers for each run and the amount of time at the clubhouse between runs. The motion passed unanimously. After a discussion, Mr. Goldman moved if the Transportation Committee makes recommendations of service change(s) that are within budgetary constraints and the Executive Director and President of CVEMM agree then the Executive Director will implement change(s) appropriately. After discussion all voted yes to approve recommendation to CVEMM Board. Fred Rosenzveig seconded. Mr.
Schmier asked if the motion was within budgetary constraints and Mr. Glickman stated yes, one motion had a decrease and one motion had a small increase. Mr. Kornfield stated that a written report was not provided to the Board. Mr. Schmier moved to call the motion. Mr. Schachter seconded. Motion passed 11:2. (Yes vote: Ira, Dan, Harry, Norm, Anthony, Gene, Bill, Jules, Fred, Alan, Mel; No vote: Caryl, Jack). The Board voted on the motion which passed 11:2 (Yes vote: Ira, Dan, Harry, Norm, Anthony, Gene, Bill, Jules, Fred, Alan, Mel; No vote: Caryl, Jack). Mr. Schachter discussed the stop at J&J and mentioned that the Transportation Committee did not approve the stop. The drivers will not be able to exit and reenter the bus safely to assist passengers on and off the bus while on Hillsboro Blvd. Ms. Berner stated that she received written authorization for the stop at J&J; we listened to residents telling us that they want that stop, and got permission to use the BCT stop. Mr. Goldman pointed out that the job of transportation at CVE is not to duplicate what the County provides, but to do what the County doesn’t do, which is why we go into the various malls. Residents do not want to use bus #48 because they do not want to pay the fee. Mr. Schachter stated that he was against the stop at J&J from the beginning. If we make the stop for people who do not need assistance, then we are discriminating against the residents who do need help. Unfinished Business None (12:55:40) New Business Mr. Goldman read the following motion in regard to removing the legal information on the cvedb.com website: Whereas CVEMM is a private corporation which operates for the benefit of the residents of Century Village; Whereas CVEMM must act in the best interests of the unit owners of Century Village; Whereas the nature of litigation is complex, easily misunderstood, or taken out of context, Whereas the public information is readily available through a simple website search, and Whereas the CVEMM attorney provides regular updates on current litigation matters which are reported at the meetings and recorded in the minutes; Therefore, be it resolved that CVEMM will no
longer publish lists of active litigation and their case numbers on the cvedb website. Fred Rosenzveig seconded. Mr. Kornfield stated that the Executive Committee of COOCVE voted to have this information on the website. This Board almost voted unanimously to put this on the website for the past nine months. We recently received a letter stating that Mr. Smith is reluctant to do that, then stated he would do it but it is incomplete. This is public information. After discussion, the motion passed 9:3 with 1 abstention (Yes vote: Ira, Harry, Norm, Caryl, Gene, Bill, Jules, Fred, Alan; No vote: Dan, Anthony, Jack; Abstain: Mel) (1:10:15) Mr. Kornfield moved Whereas, to date, Master Management twice has hired firms to consider replacing our current irrigation system; and Whereas Master Management has invested thousands in repairing our current irrigation system; and Whereas such repair has had a beneficial impact on our landscape; and Whereas Master Management might be spending thousands more in repairing our current irrigation system over the next three to five years; and Whereas, by current contract, there will be no reduction to the additional $375,000 paid each year to Seacrest to manually do the watering should we decided to replace our current irrigation system; and Whereas the alternative of upgrading our current system to meet the minimum requirements has not been examined by a firm, it is moved that A firm be hired to estimate the costs of updating our current system to meet the minimum requirements; and Recommend a way to automate the current system so that we don’t have to keep spending an additional $375,000 each year. Mr. Glickman ruled the motion out of order because the board already decided on the way to go and have already approved the design by the Masuen firm. Mr. Kornfield appealed the ruling of the chair, Ms. Berner seconded. A vote was taken and the ruling of the chair was sustained 11:2. (Yes vote: Ira, Dan, Harry, Norm, Anthony, Gene, Bill, Jules, Fred, Alan, Mel; No vote: Jack, Caryl) Mr. Kornfield moved Whereas Masuen’s proposed irrigation system suffers in that it could very well require variances
depending on conditions and watering restrictions, and Whereas the CVE Master Management Company, Inc., may not obtain such variances; and Whereas the basic model used by Masuen in determining the water that its proposed irrigation system would be pumping has not been provided; and Whereas the basic assumptions in the Masuen design have not been given; and Whereas this board has not approved any CVEMM Design Development Documents; and Whereas, for CVE, the pumping capacity by Masuen differs significantly from another reputable irrigation company’s, and Whereas the irrigation committee has not provided a written report to the board; and Whereas each member of the board has a fiduciary responsibility, it is moved that until each of the abovelisted concerns is resolved, no RFP be developed or if an RFP has been developed it is not distributed. Mr. Glickman ruled the motion out of order as we have already gone through this and we are not doing it again. (1:17:10) Member’s Comments Mr. Chizeck: spoke about the current collection process. Anyone who is delinquent of more than 2 months (over $200) is called by the Committee. After $300, their barcodes are shut off. Last month he was approached by CenDeer asking if they could be included in the barcode process and will abide by the $300 cut-off as well. After $500, Seacrest sends a letter on behalf of MM as well as with late Seacrest payments. When residents go into foreclosure, we call them and we are asked not to call anymore, as they are walking away from the property. We then put a lien on the property. We started looking into residents who are delinquent and are running for office or who hold office in the Village. Mr. Chizeck then calls the Building Presidents letting them know who on their Board is delinquent and advises the Nominating Committee so that they cannot run for office. The Board thanked Mr. Chizeck and his Committee for all the work they have done so far. Motion to adjourn was made at 1:35 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Dan Glickman
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Jeff Chester: Asked the Chairman to have a straw vote with the Area Chairs to see if they want set top boxes. The set top box is the size of a VCR and sits on top of your TV. Bill Goddard: We have to ask ourselves if we want to remain analog or do we want to go digital. If we want to go digital, we need to have the adapters. If we want to remain analog, keep in mind, as Comcast progresses with digital, the analog channels will become less and less. Jules Kesselman: What we have been offered is far superior than what we had in 2004. The $1.50 has been taken off the table and for four boxes there will be no charge. Charles Parness: We have been arguing with Comcast for the $1.50 and to get the boxes for free, We are now getting the boxes for free and the $1.50 is off the table, so this is definitely a step forward and good deal. Fred Zucker: The term box is misused and people have different interpretations; there are converter boxes, digital boxes and on-demand boxes. Jack Kornfield: Comcast came to us with an offer so the pressure is on them; there is no such thing as a free DTA; MM BOD voted to immediately hire a cable attorney three months ago, why hasn’t the executive of MM hired a cable attorney? Mr. Glickman: The idea of hiring a cable attorney was brought up three months ago and at that time, we were close to having a written offer from Comcast. Joe Rubino: As a member of the Comcast Committee I have not been included in discussions and I know
practically nothing of what is happening. This has gone far beyond a contract issue with Comcast and should be handled by someone who knows about cablevision laws and FCC regulations. Dan Glickman: We have been focusing on curing their breach of contract and we did hire a cable TV expert through Mr. Murphy to guide us through the technical aspects of negotiations. Jack Kornfield: The BOD of MM voted to hire a cable attorney - one has still not been hired yet. Jeff Chester: MM keeps deferring the issues to different venues and we are not getting straight answers. The Area Chair meeting is the place where the concerns of the Village are expressed and are to be answered. Jeff asked again if a straw vote be taken to see how many residents want the set top boxes. Joe Rubino then called for a vote asking the Area Chairs to raise their hands if they would like set top boxes: 13 hands were raised in favor, 8 people did not want the set top boxes. Joe Rubino: There is no video taping of today’s meeting as the videographer moved out of state. He received information from Ruth Porter and handed it over to Judy Schneider, who has been spearheading the videotaping. The Recreation Committee recently hired a new videographer and we will follow-up on that as well. Cee Baskin: Who maintains the outside perimeter hedges outside the fence? Dan Glickman: The city is still maintaining the outside of the fence on 10th Street and Military Trail. Jeff Chester: The City’s point of view is that MM is
responsible for everything from the fence up to the curb. Recreation Committee Nancy Giordano At yesterday’s Recreation meeting the entire Committee was present. A new videographer was hired, Nick Stoner. The men’s and ladies’ locker rooms continue to be under renovation and the outdoor pool should be opened by the first week of November. Pool maintenance at Ashby is complete, the Durham pool will reopen this week, Richmond is next and Lyndhurst North pool renovation is in full swing. Copies of the budget are available for everyone and will be distributed to the Area Chairs. There will be no increase in the Recreation coupon. There is a new website for the theater: centuryvillagetheater.com. Jeff Chester: Regarding the legal opinion that Eva Rachesky gave about the President of COOCVE serving ex-officio - according to Robert’s Rules of Order, you don’t need it. The ex-officio member is not counted towards the quorum; otherwise they can fully participate. You should not get any legal opinion rendered from CenDeer’s attorneys. Charlie Parness: If it is not counted, then any decision made by the Recreation Committee is challengeable so you should allow it to go forward. Nancy Giordano: I will be getting a definitive answer for the Recreation Committee and not DRF and will have an answer in writing by the next Recreation meeting. Dan Glickman: How long has the Recreation Committee budget been made public? Nancy Giordano: For the last three years.
Bill Goddard: When will the tickets be available? Nancy Giordano: They are available now. Charlie Parness: The Recreation budget is very well prepared and very readable - great job. Jeff Chester: How many units are in default on their recreation coupon? Nancy Giordano: There is a line in the budget regarding foreclosures and we are fortunate that we have the least amount of the four villages. I will send the exact number to Jeff Chester and Joe Rubino. Recreation has more leverage than MM in shutting off services to those in arrears. Areas Ashby: The deadline for election applications is October 26. There are currently eight applications. The election is Tuesday, December 21. Meet the Candidates is Tuesday, December 14. The candidates will have five minutes to present themselves and then there will be a question and answer period. For MM you can be nominated from the floor in November and must be present to accept the candidacy. Joe Sachs moved to have outdoor double door message centers in each pool so that area chairs would be able to put flyers or any other communication matters for the whole area. Bill Goddard seconded. After a discussion, the motion carried 10:4. Newport: Some will be involved in the mediation this afternoon but please keep in mind the following: COOCVE has stonewalled the Ventnor B mediation for five years; cost of litigation may exceed the settlement amount, which make the lawyers rich. Your neighbors have been
homeless for five years. Jeff Chester stated that Roslyn Nehls can no longer be the Area Chairman of the Lyndhurst, and since he is not a COOCVE Director - he cannot be the Area Chair of Lyndhurst; he presented the Lyndhurst checkbook and other material from Roslyn Nehls to Joe Rubino. Upminster: As Area Chairs, we have an important job to do, so if you don’t know what you are voting on, ask for an explanation. Regarding Ventnor B, they had a fire, at that time, the insurance was bought by COOCVE, it was an underinsured building - like we all were. Know that they deserved to be helped. The Chairman of our group asked us to listen to a motion at the Executive Committee and half of us didn’t understand or listen as it became a personality conflict. Steven Fine: Yes, we all should know what we are voting on. The lawyers for Ventnor B should handle it and you are right, we don’t want to spend a fortune on lawyers. but it is a lot more involved. We don’t even know how much they are suing for; we need to let the mediation take place and get it over with. Tilford: There are over 400 unit owners in arrears and as we interview new owners can we reject people when we are interviewing them? Joe Rubino: Suggested for Basil to speak to the Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Fred Rosenzveig. Old Business: None New Business: None The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m. Submitted by, Joe Rubino
to review the proposed budget and has accepted the 2010/11 Recreation Budget. She said that she wanted to go over some issues within the budget. The coupon has not been raised; the operating portion of the coupon remains at $44.00 per unit. Within the budget, everything stayed pretty much the same. Liability and Property Insurance went up – from $452,439 to $474,243 but health insurance went down. The electric line went over $30,000 but that was to install new electric that would lower the electric bill and it has been reduced by $50,000. She read off a number of line items with their explanations, pointing out that all have mostly stayed the same. There is a new line item for bad debt; Nancy advised
that the Deerfield Century Village has the least amount of foreclosures of all four Villages. The Annual Budget for 2009/10 was $4,942,957 – the Annual Budget for 2010/11 is $4,887,084. Nancy reviewed the proposed “wish list” of projects for the recreation facilities and stated that some of these will be implemented during the 2010/11 budget year. She said her motion to accept the 2010/11 budget had been seconded by Ron Popp and voted unanimously by those members present at the Executive Session – Nancy, Ron, Donna, Danielle, and Shelley. She concluded her review of the 2010/11 budget by inviting residents to pick up a copy at the meetings. She said she would make the budget available to everyone.
Charlie complimented the committee on the clarity of their budget including the explanations of expenses and proposals. Old business Clubhouse Dress Code: Nancy wanted to cover the no shorts or skorts in the Clubhouse after 6 p.m. from November 1 through March 31. The rule is: Shorts or skorts are permitted after 6 p.m. on the ground floor only of the Clubhouse, not on the upper floors during that time period. There was some discussion regarding this and it was agreed that this rule should stand. New Business Danielle announced that the man that managed Bingo, Dave Klupt has passed and she extends sympathies to his family.
Shelly said he would like to thank Abby for the work she puts forth – he said the shows keep getting better and better. Charlie said he felt that the four Villages should share equipment as needed. Abby and Eva indicated that they do share equipment when appropriate; in fact, it has been an ongoing policy for many years and works very well for all four Villages. Nancy reviewed the dates and times for meetings scheduled over the next few weeks, including: the Civic & Cultural Committee is asking all seniors 90 and over to register for a party to be held in their honor on December 12, 2010. Respectfully submitted by Meredith Harris
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before January. This will require a permit because they will have to run pipes. Signage for entrances to Clubhouse: Eva said she had provided the committee members with a copy of the proposed sign for the entrances to the Clubhouse. The sign should remind residents of Clubhouse procedures and assist Security in enforcement of the rules and regulations. Eva read the proposed sign’s verbiage, going over each point. There was considerable discussion about a portion of the sign dealing with guest passes and Eva agreed to strike and amend the area of concern. 2011 Budget signed: Nancy said the Committee met in Executive Session
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the existing irrigation system, SFWMD has required a Water Conservation Plan be created and implemented for Century Village East. This has not yet been completed. Master Management is accordingly responsible to address these issues and conditions. As such, an Irrigation Design Committee (IDC) was established by the Board of Directors. The IDC identified a well respected national water resource consulting firm, Masuen Consulting, LLC to determine the best course of action. Prior to entering into contract, Masuen Consulting performed random observations of the irrigation systems, pump systems, interviewed maintenance personnel and reviewed the Irrigation Design Group report (a 2009 study that included an evaluation of our existing system). Their conclusion is that the existing irrigation systems (41 interconnected systems) has exceeded its lifespan, is in very poor condition, wastes significant resources and should be replaced with a more efficient design. The idea of re-using existing equipment was considered; this approach would ultimately require far more time, energy, effort and money than it would take to implement an entirely new design. Replacement of the system is additionally supported by the documented lack of maintenance the system has received over its lifetime, as well as Masuen Consulting’s permitting experience with SFWMD which indicates that the Century Village East property must be approached in a cohesive way to provide a successful Water Conservation Plan. Accordingly, Master Management accepted the concept of replacing the system. We subsequently investigated the two major design/construction processes available – traditional Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build. Through this process we decided upon a hybridized approach; hiring a Design Consultant (Masuen Consulting, LLC) to design the project with our best interests in mind, and a separate Contractor (Research Irrigation, Inc.) for preconstruction services (review the plans during design and provide cost and schedule input.) This process is now complete, and the Construction Documents for our new Irrigation System are complete. In the January and February articles I will discuss the Approach (concepts used in the design) and the Benefits of the new design.
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the Clubhouse. All Lyndhurst unit owners are urged to attend this meeting. The meeting will be conducted by COOCVE for the sole purpose of electing a Lyndhurst Area Chair and Vice-Chair by the Lyndhurst Unit Owners. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. Charlie asked Joe Rubino and Joe Sachs to assist in this meeting. Old Business None New Business None Open Mic Arnold Paglia - When he received the notice from
Seacrest, the normal 60 day notice should have included a sheet indicating that you are running for a Director of your building. At the same time, anyone wanting to run for a COOCVE Director should have been included on that same sheet and it was not. Mr. Sachs stated that it will be taken care of. A Director asked what the guarantee is for the roofs after Wilma. Mr. Fine stated that it has probably expired by now, as it is most likely five years. Norman Bloom stated that the guarantee/warranty differed from building to building, but also stated that the roofs had to be inspected twice a
year. Many buildings did not do this, so the warranty is probably not valid. Ruth Porter: Usually at this time of the meeting, people are leaving and talking and if you are watching it at home, you cannot hear it so please be considerate when leaving the meeting. Jeff Gillman: Spoke about the poor quality of reception and audio on channel 10, which CVE has been having since July. How do we figure out who is responsible? Steven Fine stated that he will speak to Mr. Al Smith about this issue. Mr. Gillman suggested that residents call Mr. Brian Roberts,
CEO at Comcast Corporate Headquarters at 215-665-1700. Fred Sherman: Stated that the radio station WPTL on 8:50AM.has a show that talks about Condo craze and HOA things. They are also on the web at www. condocrazeandhoas.com Cee Baskin: It is a shame that CVE does not have an early voting site. We should really look into it as most residents don’t want to get an absentee ballot and the Courthouse is not available to us. Motion approved to adjourn at 11:05 a.m. Respectfully Submitted, Steven Fine, President
Condo News Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions By EVA RACHESKY
Reminder: On November 1 the dress code for the Clubhouse will change to the “Seasonal” dress code; i.e. no shorts or skorts above the ground floor after 6 p.m. Advisement: It is important for residents taking classes to be on time; coming to class late is rude and disruptive to the instructor and the other class participants. Some classes will not permit late arrivals. Administration/CenDeer Communities Office When selling my unit, what is the best way to handle my automatic payment to CenDeer? Sufficient time should be allowed for the payment office to enact the cancellation; therefore, prior to closing the sale (at least 10 days) residents should contact Cen-Deer Communities and/or any other office handling their automatic payments. Staff Office There are a lot of meetings and resident activities at the Clubhouse. How are rooms reserved for these meetings and activities? Rooms are reserved in the Staff Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rooms can be reserved for resident activities, special events or club meetings. Please Note: reservations insure the room will be available to the reserving resident for the time and date indicated on the reservation slip, and takes precedence over anyone using the room at that time without a reservation.
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 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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 Do you have captioned movies for the hearing impaired? We are happy to report that if a film has closed captioning available, we will present the first matinee and first evening viewing of the film with captioning for our hearing impaired residents. Athletic Department What is the proper footwear for the exercise and equipment area? It is very important that appropriate shoes be worn when doing any kind of exercise. Appropriate footwear would be TENNIS / ATHLETIC SHOES with lace up or Velcro fastenings – residents should NOT be wearing flip-flops, high heels, sandals, sneakers without backs or any other type of street shoe or boot. Shoes should be in good condition (i.e. the shoe tread should not be worn/slick). Recreation Maintenance Does Recreation
Maintenance take care of lights and water problems for the buildings adjacent to the pools and tennis courts? Recreation Maintenance is responsible for maintaining Recreation areas only: lights that are at or in the pool; the pool house interior and exterior at each pool; lights and nets, etc. at the tennis courts; sprinkler system for the grounds immediately surrounding the pools and tennis courts. The exception would be the pool and tennis courts located at the Tilford area (these are the responsibility of CVE Master Management). Street lights, building lights, building and common area sprinkler problems are not part of the Recreation Properties and are not maintained by Recreation Maintenance. Class Office Are the Copa dances returning this year? Yes, we are happy to confirm that the Copa dances will be back for the 2010/11 Season beginning in December. Watch for Copa dance dates to be posted on Channel 99 and announced
in the theater. Ticket Office I was at the Ticket Office recently and observed people cutting in line; is this permitted? No, line cutting is not permitted and is unfair to those waiting their turn. If Security observes someone cutting in line, that person will be required to go to
the end of the line. Noncompliance can result in that person being escorted from the Clubhouse. The only time someone can come up and join someone in line to purchase tickets is if they are both residing in the same unit (i.e. they have the same address on their ID cards).
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By JUDY OLMSTEAD The only crime reported this month by Kent Security was the theft of a mountain bike from a locked bicycle rack at Harwood A. At the October COOCVE meeting the Sheriff also reported no crimes within the Village for the second month in a row. The Recreation Committee is hosting a 90â€™s birthday party at the Clubhouse Party Room on December 12, 2010 and needs volunteers to help seat and serve the honorees and their guests. Leave your name, telephone number, and email address at the Cen-Deer office if you are willing to help. The Markham Area is already planning their annual March picnic at Quiet
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Waters Park. They also need volunteers to help plan and work at the grove on the day of the picnic. You can leave your name and number with me at 954-213-1171 or send an email to email@example.com. The Nominating Committee will be holding a Meet the Candidates Forum on December 14, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Activities Center. Finally, I donâ€™t know if others feel the same way, but after spending two weeks in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I practically kissed the ground upon my arrival back in sunny Florida. Welcome back to those of you who spent your summer up north.
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Ventnor Farnham Ventnor Tilford Markham Oakridge Lyndhurst Durham Westbury Durham Durham Keswick Markham Lyndhurst
F L F M G J B A J O E B O E
Cozy, fully furnished, clean and bright $25,000.00 One bedroom, nicely furnished, must see $54,900.00 Remodeled kitchen, new vanity, near pool and tennis $33,900.00 Attractive, nice furn, ready to move into, freshly painted $39,900.00 2nd floor, mirrored dining room, priced for quick sale $26,900.00 Furnished, new refrigerator, encl patio, hurricane shutters in front & back $34,900.00 Has new kitchen, walk to club and pool $26,000.00 across from club, fantastic lake view $35,000.00 Gorgeous, updated kitchen, open half wall, great location $48,000.00 Close to pool & club, needs TLC $27,000.00 Water front, bldg claims rentable $25,000.00 One bedroom close to Clubhouse $35,000.00 One bedroom, great location, needs TLC $19,750.00 One bedroom, close to pool and clubhouse $29,900.00
1 Bed / 1.5 Baths
Farnham Ventnor Cambridge Newport Farnham Farnham Durham Prescott Ellesmere Grantham Prescott Cambridge Berkshire Tilford Berkshire Lyndhurst Durham Cambridge Newport Markham Westbury Cambridge Markham Harwood Cambridge Cambridge Cambridge Durham Ashby
C I A M E H U B D E E B B R B L R G U E C B I D G C B X D
Nicely Furn, 2 New A/C Units, Encl Patio, Close to East Gate $34,900.00 Quiet area, near pool, bldg claims rentable, move in condition $35,000.00 Deluxe one bedroom unit, walk to plaza, club, pool, tennis $46,500.00 Location! Location!, wood floors, newer appliances, hurricane shutters $49,500.00 Garden, corner with lift, fully furnished $45,000.00 Corner unit, lots of tile, newer appliances, walk to club and tennis $59,995.00 Beautifully appointed with fine furniture, turnkey, move in condition $49,900.00 Cottage like setting, encl patio, newer appliance, bldg has lift $37,500.00 Corner, beautifully furnished, move in condition, lake view $53,000.00 Desirable Grantham section, encl patio, directly across from pool $45,900.00 Renovated unit, Pergot floors, New A/C, close to shopping $35,000.00 Beautifully furnished, very desirable area, across from clubhouse $53,900.00 Patio is sunny in morning, close to clubhouse, walk to plaza, 2nd floor $46,900.00 Very quiet, furn, carpet & tile, pool & tennis are steps away $39,000.00 Cheerful & attractive, well maintained, close to pool, club, & plaza $49,900.00 Magnificently renovated corner, new tile & paint $37,500.00 Nice quiet area, all tiled, clean, newer appliances $39,500.00 Most desirable Cambridge section, bathrooms updated, across from club $49,000.00 Galley kitchen, New carpet, water view, 4th floor $39,900.00 Sunny corner one bedroom. Gorgeous bedroom, pergo in kitchen $39,900.00 Corner, Updated, Freshly Painted, walk to plaza $29,500.00 Totally Remodeled, French doors, fantastic lake view $64,900.00 One bedroom, furnished, great view $45,000.00 Lovely one bedroom, with spectacular waterview $34,900.00 Gorgeous one bedroom with great lake view $47,500.00 One Bedroom surrounded by lakes, close to clubhouse $49,900.00 One bedroom in the most sort after community in the village $48,000.00 One bedroom garden, across from clubhouse, Priced Right $27,900.00 Deluxe unit, upgraded kitchen, gorgeous water view $59,900.00
2 Bed / 1.5 Baths
Grantham Farnham Ellesmere Tilford Farnham Prescott Farnham
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Golfcourse view, first floor unit, enclosed patio Cozy comfortable 2 bedroom garden unit, near east gate Renovated unit Two bedroom, 1.5bath, garden in the quiet Tilford area. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, corner, garden unit, encl patio Two bedroom garden, on lake, central air 2nd floor, corner, tile, designer fan & light fixtures, fabulous furniture
Fo l lo w u s o n :
$59,900.00 $44,000.00 $36,900.00 $78,000.00 $69,900.00 $65,000.00 $56,900.00
Farnham Tilford Lyndhurst Markham Newport Ellesmere Grantham Farnham Swansea Ventnor Newport Farnham Islewood Newport Durham Markham Harwood Durham Newport Upminster Richmond Tilford
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Furnished, corner unit, garden view, encl patio $48,900.00 Partially furnished, clean, great lake view from patio, quiet area $48,000.00 Beautifully renovated apartment, must see, won’t last $72,500.00 Corner, first floor, newer kitchen, unique bathrooms, come feast your eyes $79,000.00 First floor, corner, wood floors, bldg claims rentable $45,000.00 3rd floor, golf view, floor to ceiling glass enclosed patio, newer A/C $53,900.00 Most desirable area in Century Village Community $68,000.00 Corner,2ndfl,newRefrig,countertops,backsplashes,sink,bldgclaimsrentable $49,000.00 Updated kitchen, tile & carpet, close to pool, tennis, plaza $64,900.00 Corner, furn, pool nearby, needs TLC $43,900.00 All wood floors, encl patio, new tile in bathrooms $53,900.00 1st floor, corner, beautiful garden view, updated kitchen, newer A/C $79,900.00 Desirable location, beautifully furn, tiled, encl patio $52,900.00 Totally remodeled, everything top of the line $79,900.00 What a beauty! Bldg claims rentable $74,900.00 Tile & carpet, hurricane shutters, encl patio $52,900.00 Two bedroom with beautiful water view, 4th floor, all tile $57,000.00 Corner,firstfloor,alltile,beautifullakeview,stallshower,hurricaneshutters$60,000.00 Magnificentwaterview,1stfl,lotsofstorage,stallshower,walktopool$64,000.00 Furnished, carpet & tile, stall shower, lift in bldg, great view $57,000.00 Partially furnished, very nice half bath conversion to full bath $43,900.00 ThisisParadise,immaculate,corner,tiled,hurricaneshutters,furnished $55,000.00
2 Beds / 2 Baths Luxury
Lyndhurst K Prime Location, near clubhouse and pool $125,000.00 Richmond F Two bedroom luxury, walk to plaza, club, tennis, and pool $89,000.00 Richmond E Magnificentluxuryin meticulous condition, traditionally furnished$78,000.00 Lyndhurst I Golf course view, walk to club, newer appliances $80,000.00 Ventnor G Wow! What a kitchen, must see to appreciate $69,900.00 Oakridge F Luxury unit with both preserve and water view $79,000.00 Ventnor H Luxury piece of paradise with golf course view $85,000.00 Ventnor H Updatedkitchen,tile&carpet,enclpatio,hurricaneshutters,golfview$75,000.00 Ventnor P Luxury 2 bed, golf view, updated kitchen cabinets, & appliances $94,900.00 Lyndhurst K Desirable Lyndhurst section, tiled, new kit & appliances, encl pat $88,900.00 Oakridge V Luxury, mirrored walls, magnificent water view, encl patio $94,500.00 Farnham O Luxury two bedroom two bath, priced to sell $73,000.00
Durham G Freshly painted, one bedroom, canal view, close to clubhouse Markham I One bedroom garden, furnished
Lyndhurst Oakridge Upminster Upminster Newport Islewood Markham Tilford Markham
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One bedroom, 1st FL, furn nicely, on quiet canal, across from pool $1600.00 One bedroom, 1st FL, beautifully furnished, close to pools $1600.00 One bedroom, 2nd FL, with lift $1800.00 Two bedrooms, 2nd FL, walk to plaza, tennis, pool $1875.00 One bedroom, corner, beautifully furnished $1600.00 Cozy one bedroom, freshly painted, new carpet $1,350.00 One bedroom, one and a half baths, furnished $1,500.00 Beautifully decorated seasonal unit, ready to move in $1,650.00 Enjoy your winter get away $1,800.00
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Condo News Advisory Committee arranges Board Members Boot Camp, FEB 5 2011 By FRED ROSENZVEIG, Chairman, COOCVE Advisory Committee The COOCVE Advisory Committee is pleased to sponsor a free Board Member Boot Camp in CVE, February 5, 2011, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Lunch and in-depth resource materials will be provided. To reserve a place, all board members should register asap at the special registration page
on the Board Member Boot Camp at www. boardmemberbootcamp.com. This Boot Camp will be fun, informative, and an excellent way to raise your competence as a board member. Topics relevant to CVE will be discussed. The Boot Camp will be led by Donna Berger, Executive Director of the Community
Advocacy Network (CAN) and Managing Partner at Katzman Garfinkel & Berger. KGB is a Division-approved educational provider and will provide a Certificate of Completion that will satisfy new certification requirements for association directors. The new requirement of FS1196 is that association
directors have 90 days from election or appointment to the board to either sign a certification that they have read and will uphold to the best of their ability the governing documents and association policies or present a certificate of completion from a Divisionapproved educational provider. While presenting
the certificate will satisfy this requirement, directors should also familiarize themselves with the governing documents. For a Sun-Sentinel article on a recent boot camp, see http://www.canfl.com/ pdfs/Sun-Sentinel-0225-10-Boot-Camp.pdf or view the video on www. boardmemberbootcamp.com.
Free Condominium Courses, Will Repeat, Starting with Condo Elections November 18 By FRED ROSENZVEIG, Chairman, COOCVE Advisory Committee
Attention all owners: The recent successful series of Condo Courses sponsored by the COOCVE Advisory Committee will be repeated this winter season, including updated information on the new condo law. You can register for one or more courses at the Clubhouse Staff Office. Educational material will be provided for each course. Places are limited. Absent seasonal residents can call the Staff Office to reserve a place (954-428-6892). The first course on Condo Elections will be held Nov.18, before most associations hold their elections in December. The other five courses will run every Thursday from January 13 through February 10, 2011 Free Condominium Courses (Repeat Series) Offered by the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman and taught by Bill and Susan Raphan. Sponsored by COOCVE Advisory Committee Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clubhouse, Rm. GP-A. 1. Nov. 18, 2010 Condominium Elections An all inclusive class on the requirements for the noticing, mailing, and balloting in a condominium election. An actual election will be conducted. 2. Jan. 13, 2011 Condominium Rights and Obligations A general explanation of the statutory rights and responsibilities of board members and unit owners. 3. Jan. 20, 2011 Basic Condominium Finances An overview of condominium finances, including statutory requirements, budgets, financials, and reports 4. Jan. 27, 2011 Serving on a Board of Directors What you need to know to serve on a board
of directors in a Florida condominium. 5. Feb. 3, 2011 Condominium Rules and
Regulations A review of rules and regulations in Florida condominiums and how they affect the
community. 6. Feb. 10, 2011 Condominium Meetings A comprehensive course
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Condo News LEGAL CORNER
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Patrick J. Murphy General Legal Counsel For COOCVE and MM
Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, P.A. The Registered Agent The registered agent is an individual or entity designated to accept service of process if a lawsuit is filed against a company, or your condo association. What that means is that the agent accepts the legal papers (the lawsuit) when your association is sued and also is designated to receive any other legal notices or governmental communications on behalf of your association or whatever business the agent represents. It is required that the registered agent be either (1) a “resident” of the state in which the business is located; or (2) a “corporation” in that state; or (3) a corporation that is “qualified to do business in the state”. Your registered agent needs a registered office within the state, which must be at a physical location, and not merely utilizing a post office box. The registered agent must be appointed. Necessary paperwork needs to be filed with the state reflecting such appointment. You can reference on sunbiz.org and look up corporations and that will list the registered agent for whatever corporation you are researching. The rationale behind having a registered agent appointed is so that the state itself has a means for contacting each corporation or association operating within the state’s borders. Additionally, the state wishes to protect and insure those individuals or entities that do business with a company or association within the state are able to, if they decide to take legal action, can serve those legal papers against the corporation or association through the registered agent. The failure of a corporation or association to name and appoint a registered agent may cause the corporation or association to incur fines and even lose its right to conduct business. An individual can act as a
registered agent for their own company or association, so long as they permanently reside in the state in which the registered agent is needed and so long as they maintain an office and are available at the registered office during regular business hours. There are specialized companies who act as registered agents, particularly with large sized corporations (i.e. Microsoft, Publix, etc.) which are constantly receiving legal papers served upon them. Other corporations and associations often times designate their own attorneys to act as their registered agent. The corporation or individual or attorney that agrees to be the registered agent is listed as a matter of public record. That individual corporation which agrees to be the registered agent also agrees to accept service of process on behalf of the company or corporation that they represent. When the registered agent receives a lawsuit it is important that the paperwork is given to the client immediately as there is a limited time frame within which a responsive pleading to the suit must be filed. Failure to file a timely response to the lawsuit could result in the court entering a default judgment against the corporation or association. In sum, the selection and appointment of your registered agent is a very important decision. If an association has any doubt as to who they are to select and appoint as a registered agent you should contact your attorney who should be able to advise and guide you toward the selection of the appropriate agent. Mr. Murphy, who is general counsel for CVE Master Management Company, Inc. and COOCVE, would be glad to answer any questions you have about this column or any other legal matter. He can be contacted at 272 W. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441, and pmurphy@ murphys-law.cc.
As a new feature in the Reporter, recent sales in Century Village will be published monthly. The Volunteer Staff of the Century Village East Reporter
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“discrimination” against her and it cost $24,000 for a lawyer and each apartment paid $375 to cover the cost. Meanwhile, she kept the dog. Isn’t a dog (she is not blind) against COOCVE By-Laws? And, any suggestions on what we can do? MIRIAM (MIMI) LOURENSO Ventnor H
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discussion and negotiation, and with no portion of the case settled, it was agreed amongst the parties to adjourn the mediation and allow the parties to continue to informally speak amongst themselves to see if the issues could be further narrowed and to see if a settlement could be entered into on some, if not all of the issues. I believe great strides were made in narrowing some of the issues in getting the parties to communicate further with an eye towards resolving not only this lawsuit, but the other companion cases involving Ventnor B Condominium Association, Inc. that have been brought against Tele Media and Comcast as well as the Gilson lawsuit regarding the insurance premium and refund issues. If the parties are unable to reach a settlement of these claims then the cases will continue to proceed forward with on-going discovery (the taking of depositions, the exchange of documents, etc.) and at some point, when all discovery has been concluded then the parties voluntarily opt to return to mediation to attempt to settle the cases at that time. Hopefully, this additional time and expense can be obviated by continued communications and negotiations with the attorneys and parties of record.
Condo News Nominating Committee By JOE SACHS, Chairman ASHBY Joe Sachs, Chair BERKSHIRE Irene Chizeck CAMBRIDGE Lena Radicella DURHAM Ed Gallon ELLESMERE Marjorie Campbell FARNHAM Betty Schwartz GRANTHAM Fran Stricoff HARWOOD Norma Weiner ISELEWOOD Rhoda Jarmark KESWICK Lillian Jaffe
VENTNOR Sandra Parness V. Chair LYNDHURST Estelle Kaufman MARKHAM Herb Saslow NEWPORT Claire Eskind OAKRIDGE Nikki Lieberman PRESCOTT Bob Gravatt RICHMOND Marta Kelly SWANSEA Julie Blatt TILFORD Susan Dove UPMINSTER Sidney Cohen WESTBURY Carmen Colon
MEET THE CANDIDATES Tuesday December 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Activity Center Room A
Procedure Candidates will be sitting along the table and will be called one by one to come to the microphone, facing the audience to speak about themselves and their policies, for five minutes and convince us why we should vote for them. At 4 minutes and 30 seconds there will be a signal to announce that the candidate has 30 seconds left to rap. At the end of their presentation, the floor will be permitted to ask questions and candidates will have to answer briefly, 2 minutes or less. Only one question per person will be allowed. On Election Day Tuesday, December 21, 2010 each candidate will have two minutes to speak without any questions taken from the floor.
Two Units,Two Votes By RICHARD WHITE Notice: The 2010 Florida Statutes are now published online at www.leg.state.lf.us. I would suggest that all board of directors and association members download these statutes for their specific associations. The Condominium Act is FS 718 and the HOA Act is FS 720. The HOA Act has major changes such as the annual meeting and voting. Q. Owner has two units One owner has two units in our condominium complex. Does that owner have the right to vote for each unit? If not, why not, if he owns two separate units? C.W., Naples A. At an annual or members meeting each unit has a vote or the percentage listed in the documents. Votes are tabulated by the units and
not the owners. The owner of two units would have votes for each unit at annual or member meetings. If they are on the board of directors, each director would have only one vote. Also, while the statutes do not allow a husband and wife or other family members to serve on the board of directors at the same time, it would be correct that this would not necessarily apply since the owner has two units. A husband and wife or other family member can serve at the same time subject to the multi-unit ownership. Richard White is a long-time licensed manager who lives in Florida. Reprinted with the permission of the Florida Community Association Journal.
$25 who have done so since June 2010. Helen Rapport Newport I Condominium Association in memory of Mrs. Arlene Fine, wife of Steven Fine, President of COOCVE. Please read our supplementary summary of the HOMEBOUND
PROGRAM listed in this paper. 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.
Election of Board Members CVE Master Management Company, Inc. will have its next election of Board Members in December of this year. The three (3) year term will be expiring for five (5) of the fifteen (15) seats. Please do your due diligence, find out what Master Management is responsible for and does, start thinking about whom you want representing you on the Master Management Board and most importantly, get involved! For additional information, please contact Ira Somerset, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coalition for CVE Homebound By MARION G. COHEN The Broward Homebound Program is not a popular, appealing, well-known charity. The clients we serve are not cute and cuddly, but often are old and frail. They live amongst usâ€Śbut for the grace of God, you and I could be the next Broward Homebound Program clientâ€Śthat 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 let you know what qualifications are necessary to become a recipient of the benefits of
the Broward Homebound Program; we describe 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? Fortunately there are contributors who send in their annual donations, and there are organizations and building associations who contribute to this worthy cause. I am listing below those contributors of sums of
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Consumer Interest In Loving Memory By Gloria Olmstead June Sennabaum June Sennabaum, a very active resident of Century Village passed away on October 24, 2010 at Broward Medical Center. June was 88 years of age and was formerly from Wilmington, Delaware. She leaves her son David of Flint Michigan, daughter Barbara of Lewes, Delaware and daughter Joyce of West Grove, PA. She was a grandmother of six and great
grandmother of four. June was past president of Temple B’nai Shalom and was very active in many organizations in Century Village. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
A Thank You The family of John Caliendo would like to thank our many friends and neighbors of Century Village for their cards and expressions of condolences.
“Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisal” Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions… Dear Lori: I received a letter today from a record retrieval company stating the U.S. Government Federal Citizens Information Center recommends property owners have an official or certified copy of their deed. They are requesting $50 plus $4.50 postage and handling to obtain one for me. In your opinion, should I get one, and is this fee fair? What would it cost me to get it directly from Broward County? P.L Our office has received several calls from concerned homeowners regarding this letter. This mailing is a solicitation from a private company selling copies of certified deeds at a rate much higher than one needs to pay. While this practice is misleading, it is, unfortunately, legal. A certified copy of a document has the legal validity of the original document. Your deed is a document or written legal instrument which, when executed and delivered, conveys an interest in or legal title to a property. If you have lost or misplaced your original deed you can obtain a certified copy from the recording
office where the original document was recorded. In Broward, certified copies can be obtained from Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, in person, or by mail. Deeds recorded prior to 1978 must be ordered in person or by written request. The county charges a nominal fee for reproduction ($1.00 a page/$2.00 certified). If you have questions for the County Records Division, they can be reached at 954.831.4000. (Note: the County Records Division is NOT affiliated with the Property Appraiser’s Office.) Non-certified copies of deeds and many other important documents are available for free, online at Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury website (www.broward.org/records), which is also linked from our
office’s website. Reviewing and obtaining a non-certified copy is simple: Go to www. bcpa.net and go to the “Property Search” page, read the statement shown, and click on “Accept,” click on the “Owner Name” and search by your last name, followed by a comma, and then your first name. After hitting the SEARCH button, you must select your property from a list. To select your property, click on the “Parcel Number” that is on the same row as your address. All the information on your property will be displayed. More than half way down this page, there will be a section labeled “Sales History.” Click on the top “Book Number” (colored blue) to view the most current version of the deed. If you need more information about viewing or obtaining deeds, please visit our website at www.bcpa.net or contact our office directly at 954.357.6830. Sincerely, Lori Parrish, CFA If you have a question for the Property Appraiser, please email Lori at email@example.com or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
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My Presence in the Village By MARTY POPELSKY, Commissioner District 3 As a veteran, I appreciate the sacrifice our men and women in uniform are giving to our country and our citizens. Although November 11 is Veterans Day, we should and must celebrate our veterans every day for serving our nation willingly and unselfishly. In honor of Veterans Day, all city facilities are closed each year on November 11. Now that the Federal, State and County elections are complete, we can concentrate on the city’s business at hand. Although we were able to reduce and balance this year’s budget, we still have more work to do. Residents’ concerns must be addressed and we here at the city level are here to help. We are now in negotiations for renewal of our contract with the Broward Sheriff’s Office for police services, and we will make every effort to keep our contract payments low without impacting services. The city is also about to begin negotiations with both
the Fire Rescue and General Employee unions, where the same principles of frugality will apply. NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday Night Beach Dances “Total Recall” will be playing for your entertainment at the Main Beach Parking Lot, located at the ocean just south of Hillsboro Blvd. Wear your dancing shoes and bring your beach chair for a fun evening under the stars. Who: Adults Fee: Free When: Tues., 7–9 p.m. (weather permitting) Where: Main Beach Parking Lot Property tax exemption assistance at City Hall Tues., Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Hall, 150 NE 2nd Ave. Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office sign-up event for Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemptions. Held every third Tuesday of the month through 2010. Documents required to
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file a Homestead Exemption include: A current Florida driver’s license or Florida identification card, and a current voter registration card or declaration of domicile. Non-US citizens must also provide proof of permanent residency. 954357-6035 ~ www.bcpa.net Remember that I am your only full time Commissioner. I am always here to assist you in any way I can. Call me any time, and I will be glad to help you resolve your problems. City Hall Office 954-4804218 City Assistant Phone 954-
Regards & Good Health Marty Popelsky Your District 3 Commissioner
Sheriff’s Report By SHERIFF AL LAMBERTI October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October 2010 It is disheartening to know that each day three women are killed in the United States by boyfriends or husbands. When brutality includes family members or people involved in a relationship, it is termed as “domestic violence.” It goes without
saying that any violent crime is unacceptable, but when crimes are committed by a family member or person of trust, it is especially disturbing. All forms of such abuse have one purpose – to gain and maintain total control over the victim. Until recent years, domestic violence was considered a private family matter. I am
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proud to say that is no longer the case – especially in the eyes of law enforcement. Last year alone, the Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to more than 15,000 calls for service that were domesticviolence related. Of those calls, nearly 2,000 arrests were made. Sadly, 29 women were murdered in Broward County in 2009 and of those murdered, 18 were domestic related. The Broward Sheriff’s Office and Women in Distress of Broward County are committed to stopping this violent trend against women, but we need your help. Women in Distress of Broward County, relies on volunteers and donations. They operate a 62-bed, 24hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic
violence and their children. In addition, Women in Distress offers valuable job and life-skills training, self esteem groups, therapy and advocacy. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, more than 1,200 individuals will walk or run in the 12th Annual Women in Distress SAFEWALK-RUN 5K on Saturday, October 30, 2010. You can participate, donate or volunteer by visiting www. womenindistress.org or calling 954.760.9800. There is no reason to accept or tolerate violent behavior from a spouse or domestic partner – there is help out there. If you are a victim of domestic violence, I encourage you to do the following: Leave your home immediately. You can call the Women in Distress crisis hotline at 954.761.1133 for emergency assistance. If you are injured by an abuser, call 911 and seek medical attention right away. Document your injuries so you can take legal action against your abuser. Florida law enables you to file for an order of protection or a restraining order. To file for an order of protection or restraining order, you must go to the Broward County
Courthouse (located at 201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 248 in Fort Lauderdale). Let your employer, neighbors, close friends and family members know if you have a restraining order or an order of protection. If they see the abuser, they will know to call 911 immediately. Visit www.sheriff.org and click on the Victim Services tab for additional resources, information and links to organizations that can assist with support and counseling. BSO’s Victim Services Unit employs speciallytrained detectives to detect abusers that may victimize children, spouses, elders or the disabled. The unit also provides support and assistance to victims of domestic violence. BSO offers a free Domestic Violence Emergency Cell Phone program, which provides a lifeline to emergency services. For more information about BSO’s cell phone program or if you need assistance from the Victim Services Unit, please call 954.321.4200. In the long run, curbing violence in the home, benefits every one of us because peaceful families make for peaceful communities.
age is just a number By LILLIAN WHITE In order to get my children and myself out of the city during the summer for vacations, I worked in several resort hotels in the Catskill Mountains. At one hotel one of the guests approached me at the desk and asked if I had a brother at the hotel. I told him I did not. Just then my older son, who was then fifteen and a half
years old and quite mature looking, entered the lobby. The guest said, “Isn’t that your brother?” In jest I said, “Sir, I don’t know who you are, but I’m automatically taking 10 per cent off your bill.” Later, my son told me the guest spoke to him and asked his age. He told the guest he was fifteen. Then the man asked, “How old is your mother?” My son said I
was twenty-seven. The man said, “You and your mother are twelve years apart, how come?” My son said, “She wants it like that!” I have never told my children to lie about my age, but my son picked an age of twenty- seven for me. How old am I now, all these many years later? Twenty-seven! Why not?
Phyllis’ kitchen By PHYLLIS PISTOLIS
A Delicious Appetizer Cold Marinated Greek Shrimp 1 lb large shrimp, in the shell 6 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano or parsley 1 tsp. grated lemon yeast Salt & pepper Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pinch of salt and shrimp, and cook about 2 minutes until orange-pink. Drain and let cool. When cool enough to handle, remove shells and cut in half, lengthwise, removing vein. Whisk together garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and oregano and lemon zest in a large bowl. Add shrimp, salt and pepper and toss to combine. Chill and serve. No Bake Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies 2 cups sugar 1/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa ½ cup milk ½ cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 2 ½ cups quick cooking rolled oats ½ cup unsalted peanuts (chopped) In medium saucepan, stir together sugar and cocoa, stir in milk and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter. Add oats and peanuts: stir to mix well. Quickly drop mixture by rounded teaspoonful onto wax paper or foil. Cool completely. Store in cool dry place. Makes about four dozen.
How I Met My Amorcita By JERRY WOLF It all started in La Escuola de Idioma Espanol which was the name of the school of Spanish in Costa Rica that kept me enslaved for ten weeks morning, noon and night. When I made my third and last voyage, I knew it was for life. In fact, although I spent the rainy season here in Florida from May through October, it was the smartest thing I ever did, to enroll immediately in language school. There I not only learned in Spanish nouns identical to ours, but also learned how to pronounce them; pronunciation for hours over a tape recorder with plenty of conversation in Spanish only. In fact, not a single word of English was ever spoken. Since the Costa Rican government in 1971 invited people from the USA on pensions to get residence easily, there were many younger and middle
aged men who came. We gringos formed American Legion Costa Rica Post #10 and met regularly. Our Commander, Pete Rader, was also a square dance caller from the sticks in Arkansas. With the assistance of the North American Cultural Center in San Jose, we learned the steps and calls and offered dances to the Ticos. Word got out that there were American men at the square dances that, although they wanted to meet us as recipients of American dollars, we were all millionaires…. The men and women danced with joy and curiously, a few became steadies. Having had a bad marriage with an American girl, I thought I would never love again; I was just looking for kicks. One night, a mature woman asked for an interpretation of what the calls meant. Since I was the only bi-
lingual man available, she came to me and asked what ‘swing your partner’ and
and are still clicking after thirty-three years. Her name is Hilda Rodriquez
Jerry & Hilda Wolf ‘dos y do’ meant. There were other questions but I have forgotten them as I fell in love with the woman who became my ‘amorcita’ or sweetheart. We clicked
and, as a good Catholic, became mine to keep forever. So you see, if you want to fall in love, go to language school!
Sounding Board Volunteer Spotlight By Barbara Nathan Marcus Introducing (Judith) Judy Olmstead: Judy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has one sister Gloria, who also lives in CVE. Judy has lived here full time since August 2006 but became a volunteer shortly after Wilma caused so many problems in the Village. A great believer in Education, Judy has earned several degrees: Judy states that she has a BS degree from California State University in PA, M.Ed. – University of Pittsburgh in Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired, 90 credits toward a doctorate in Administration of Special Education at Georgia State University, a Juris Doctorate degree cum laude from Duquesne University in Law, and obtained a Condo Manager’s license in 2007 in Florida. Between working full time, first as a teacher for ten years and then practicing law for the rest of her career, she tells me, “I worked 60 hours a week at work and attended college for a total of 16 years, so I would have to say that
my interests were always in my current career or in education.” There were not enough hours in the day for her to think of doing very much else. Judy Olmstead is making up for it now. She states that she became President of her building (Markham S) and COOCVE Director in December of 2005 after hurricane Wilma. She also filled an appointed term to Master Management in May of 2006. She completed the term. Judy continued working with the Markham Area and her condo association in 2007. “In 2008, I became involved with the Reporter because I had extra time and my Bachelors Degree is in Secondary English Education. I was also on the Law Review at Duquesne University so I seem to have found my niche in writing for the Reporter.” Judy continues to write for and be involved with the activities surrounding the Reporter. As well, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Reporter. She says that she also helps
the older residents in her building, which goes with the role of President. This reporter would like to think that each building president has included in their job description that of looking in on elderly residents. When I asked Judy what memorable achievements she is most proud of during her lifetime she replied, “I was good to my parents.” What a memorable and wonderful achievement that not everyone can share. (Dear Editor: Can we send this Volunteer Spotlight out to all the children of our residents?) On some of our elderly residents, Judy has much to say. It gives us pause for thought. “I see so many older people living down here that are dumped or ignored by their children and I am proud to say that I did not treat my parents that way. Many people live for their children and grandchildren and make so many sacrifices on their behalf, but their feelings and actions are not reciprocated
Judy Olmstead when the senior citizens need their children the most.” Isn’t that the case with some of our lonely residents? People like Judy are to be cherished, nurtured and emulated in our community.
Bravo to Judy Olmstead!!! Bravo, Bravo!!! Know anyone that should be honoured in Volunteer Spotlight? Call the Reporter Office at 954-421-5566.
The Art of customer service By SHELLY BASKIN “Can you help me?” No. “That’s not my department, honey.” How many times do we hear this nonsense? More than we should. In fact, we shouldn’t hear this statement, and some others, at all. Not in a department store or any selfrespecting business, especially when dealing with customers— the lifeblood of trade. “Where is this item located?” “Over there,” (pointing a finger). “I looked over there and I didn’t find it.” “Well, it’s in that aisle. I’m late for my break.” Give me a break. Is this what retailing is all about? “How does this work?” “Read the directions on the box.” And, “This box is broken and I am giving it for a gift.
Do you have another one?” “That’s all we have, sir, and there’s nothing in the back room?” At least he knows how to say “sir.” Training and retraining in any business is the key. You could work your fingers to the bone. You could have started the business working 20 hours daily. You might put in hours of overtime each day. But, all you need is one employee to turn all your years of hard work and success into failure. That is, customers going elsewhere because they will be shopping in friendlier environments and with more knowledgeable and caring employees. Recently, on a shopping trip, I noticed a young woman,
wearing a red knit top, kneeling on the floor, moving things around, handling merchandise, and looking business-like. “Can you help me, please? I wish I could but I don’t work here.” Good luck in finding someone that does. Many employees believe that they have a lifetime position just because they were hired. Nothing is further from the truth. They must constantly be learning and relearning, training and retraining, and keeping themselves updated, if the company that hires them does not provide this important service and education to them. Today’s generation may not fully understand what we, from the former generation, already know, and that is their salary and status is provided when they do a good job, and when they perform admirably. These employees should not be given a “free ride” just because they show up for work everyday. On the contrary, every employee at every level should perform well. Every employee should understand the art of customer service and satisfaction so as to attract new customers and keep the “regulars.” Recently, I overheard an employee arguing with a customer. Some stores that understand the problems of
poor customer service refer to their customers as “guests.” How welcome this feeling is, to the consumer. Target, for one, understands the customer base and provides some of the best service. Each store deals with thousands of people each day. Turn one in the opposite direction with a frown or an argument or a “bad apple” employee and they are messing with that customer, his friends, her family. Turn one disgruntled customer the opposite way and you have made a friend to more than the one. As seniors, how might we be able to help? Simply by using our years of experience in dealing with all types of
people; by not always losing our tempers; by understanding what these neophytes are going through in their new jobs or careers. And, by even offering some “parental” advice; some patience; some wisdom; some respect to others. After all, we now have a little more time to “look around and see the forest.” We now have time to reflect on the times when we were a little younger—and in the same position in which we find them. We all were young once or, younger. But, sometimes it’s hard to remember that far back.
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Internet Humor Happy Thanksgiving Twas the night of Thanksgiving, But I just couldn’t sleep. I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned – The dark meat and white, But I fought the temptation With all of my might. Tossing and turning with anticipation, The thought of a snack became infatuation. So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door, And gazed at the fridge full of goodies galore. Gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes, Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes. I felt myself swelling so plump
and so round, ‘Til all of a sudden I rose off the ground. I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky, With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie. But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees… Happy eating to all – Pass the cranberries, please. May your stuffing be tasty, May your turkey be plump, May your potatoes ‘n gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize, May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs! Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Count Your Blessings, Not Your Complaints! By JANICE ZAMSKY Especially since living in CVE, I regret not having resided in one (any one!) of the five boroughs instead of being born and raised in the comparatively unexciting Midwest burg of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I think of all the exciting people and places in the Big Apple that would have provided fertile material for my articles. Something about a luncheon I attended in Milwaukee on a recent warm September afternoon awakened me to the futility and shallowness of yearning
for a different past and what might have been. My companions (two close friends of mine who followed me into CVE) and I were seated at a round table with three women, all Holocaust survivors. The entertainment, after lunch, consisted of a performance by a local cantor who performed Yiddish and Hebrew folk songs. Most surprisingly, these three women were able to remember all the words to all these songs. They sang along to the melodies learned in a long ago childhood, which
was tragically and ruthlessly interrupted by the Nazis. These survivors were either interned in the infamous concentration camps or lived their pre-adult years “on the run,” hiding out in the forests of Eastern Europe. It was heartwarming, to say the least, to observe these three ladies remembering and relishing the songs from a tragic childhood and the accompanying memories that must have flooded over them – of parents, families and friends separated and lost forever.
These women, like all the Holocaust victims, were of my generation. By the grace of G-D, I and my friends were “born in the U.S.A” (like Bruce Springsteen sings about) instead of in Europe. We, too, could have been Holocaust victims or survivors of a horrendous, early existence. Instead, we were raised by doting parents and loving families in comfortable surroundings. We slept in warm, clean beds and always had nourishing food set before us. Medical and dental
care were taken for granted. Too often we commiserate about the past or petty and material things, which really are of no consequence. Keeping up with the Joneses (or the Cohens) pales in comparison to the thoughts of what our European existence (or non-existence, I should say) in our early years could have been. Please spend your remaining years not kvetching (complaining) but rejoicing in your past, present and future and focus on how fortunate you really are!
town where she had lived, but none of her relatives were there either. She was not too clear about how or where she met the man that she married. But obviously that didn’t last. She met a man that she had known previously and they were married. He had relatives in New York and they went there. The ending of her story was more and more difficult to follow, (her tears and mine didn’t help.) She
said with a smile that she spent five years “up there” (wherever “up there” was) and had been down here for five years. She still has an accent and I had difficulty understanding her, therefore I am just repeating to you the things that I believe she was telling me. So, after this conversation with this lovely lady, and writing this, I know I’ll look back at my life with its ups and downs and be grateful to be me.
Grateful By HELENE WAYNE One day I was talking to a 94 year old lady that I knew and anytime that I am not happy with my lot in life, I will read this article. When I told her that I was going away to visit my children in Central Florida, she said, “I don’t have any family.” Then she proceeded to tell me the following: “I lived in Czechoslovakia
in my youth, during WWII. I was in a concentration camp with my mother and sister. The rest of my family was also in camps. After three years in one camp we were taken to the railroad and put in wagons (obviously they were called this instead of trains) that had coal dust on the floor. We sat and lay on this with nothing else under us. As
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we looked up we saw that there were two windows, high up. We were being transferred from the prison camp to a death camp. “I had met this other lady who later became a close friend. Knowing where we were going we decided to check out the windows. She let me climb on her shoulders and when I looked out I saw that there was a ladder within arms length on the outside. I climbed out (at the time the train was going slow) and grabbed the ladder and dropped to the ground. My friend got a boost from another prisoner and she followed me. The Germans were out there with their dogs barking, looking for the likes of us.” They obviously were not discovered, since she told me that they walked all night. She and the friend headed for a hotel which her family had decided would be their meeting place when all of this horror was over. None of her relatives were there, so again they started walking. This time after walking all night they walked to a town where her new friend had an acquaintance. These friends had a store in town and took them in and hid them overnight. They couldn’t stay too long since the Nazis might find them there. These folks took them to some people on a farm and they were hidden in a loft. All of this was in Czechoslovakia. At this point the war was starting to wind down and she found her way back to the
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And then there was the time… By HERB CHARATZ ….that we were dancing in Cherry Ridge Campgrounds in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. People traveled from far and wide to dance in a large room with no air conditioning and, if you did not own a trailer, rent rooms in very rustic cabins where you shared a bathroom. But the finest callers in the country came to call at this trailer park and all of the best dancers in the country came to dance there. I remember that the first time we went there from our country house the trip took about an hour and a half and we were puffed up with pride that we had made such a trip in order to be included in this group of dancers. The first time we squared up we read the badges of the other dancers and it humbled us immediately. Each couple was from a different state! During breaks we met many people we knew from our hometowns – Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey. All were obsessed with this fantastic hobby. One couple had just returned from a business trip to India and she was regaling us with stories
about solid gold trimmings in the bathroom. She was describing her diamond studded headboard and comparing it to her shabby accommodations at the trailer park. Her husband was passing our little group and he stopped to say to his wife, “Isn’t this great? The best vacation ever!” Another weekend as we were dancing, the caller said, “That Square, all the way in the back corner – are you dancing with just three men?” Sheepishly I jumped up and answered, “No, Lee, I’m the fourth man.” Everyone laughed because the other three men in the square were 6’3, 6’4 and 6’5!
Another time we were dancing up front and the caller wanted to help our square which had not executed the call properly, and it just so happened he knew the name of the offender. He said, in a very soft voice, “Bob, turn around.” Three men in our square turned around. The caller said, “No, no – go back where you were.” As commanded, three men in our square turned around. “Now – listen to me carefully – Bob, you turn back.” Once again three men in our square turned around. The caller said, “I give up. Am I crazy or what? I traveled all this way and I was told the floor
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R ETIREMENT L IVING The Horizon Club is a resort style community where residents live on their own terms. The Horizon Club residents enjoy all the advantages of a care-free life. Amenities and services such as: Beautiful apartment homes with full kitchens, washer and dryer, & screened patios Outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi Full service Beauty & Barber salon Fitness Center (on-site) Housekeeping & linen service Social educational, devotional and recreational programs Gourmet inspired cuisine And much more!
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Sunrise Senior Living’s events and occasions for Seniors and their Families at The Horizon Club
There’s always something happening at The Horizon Club. Join us for one or all of the activities listed below. Call us to learn more about these and other educational, social and cultural events and programs. Bring your friends along, or come and meet new friends. Call or visit us today to learn more.
Date: Wednesday, Nov 3rd, 2010 Time: 1:15 pm to 2:10 pm
Date: Thursday, Nov 4th, 2010 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Date: Thursday, Nov 5th & 19th, 2010 Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Current Events with Carl Sparks
Date: Tuesday, Nov 2nd, 23rd & 30th, 2010 Time: 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, Nov 10th, 2010 Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Date: Friday, Nov 12th, 2010 Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Music Appreciation with Al Guastafeste
Date: Wednesday, Nov 24th, 2010 Time: 2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
Join our residents for some preThanksgiving festivities.
Dr. Giordanelli of The Deerfield Hearing Center will conduct hearing tests and adjust hearing aids for all who attend. Musical accompaniment is provided by Robert Price, so come and enjoy the music!
Horizon Club invites everyone to have a free eye exam and consultation by a professional optometrist. Please join the residents of Horizon Club and Mr. Sparks as he addresses issues of importance and interest to our senior population. Please join Jack Boeko as he magically mixes the history of cinematography with the showing of specific films. The six week series highlights the history of the American Musical and features “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Meet Me In St. Louis”. Each presentation includes lecture, film, discussions, snacks and more! Make new friends, enjoy the music of Artie Sax as you mix and mingle at our monthly social. The works of George Gershwin will be presented. Includes discussions, musical performances and more.
Enjoy the music of Bobby Kent, have a few drinks and enjoy some appetizers as you make new friends.
RSVP to 954-481-2304 at least two days before the event(s) of your choice. The Horizon Club 1208 South Military Trail Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 954-481-2304
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1/1 Highrise Units Durham A Completely Tiled, Water View, Encl. Patio, Across From Clubhouse $ 39,900 Durham A Tiled Front To Back, Encl. Patio, Water View, Clubhouse Row $39,900 1/1 Garden Units Westbury E Enjoy The Florida Experience In Your Charming 1st. Floor Unit Tilford D Over $20,000 Invested In Remodeling..Offered At A Bargain Price Tilford E Updated, Tile & Carpet. Furnished, Encl. Patio, Rentable Bldg. Durham H Just Turn The Key, Furnished, Glass Encl. Patio, Just Move-In Westbury G Furnished, 2 A/C’s, Mint Condition, Encl. Patio, Prime Location Lyndhurst E Gr. Fl. Water View, Prime Location, Walk To Pool & Clubhouse Tilford M Remodeled, Ground Floor, New Tile, New Paint, Move-In-Condition Tilford S 1st. Floor, Beautiful Condo, Home & Garden Style, Near Pool, Move-In Durham F 1st. Floor, Freshly Painted, Rentable, Tile Floors, Glass Top Stove
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Red Light District Text and Photos by JULES KESSELMAN
For over two months, Broward County has had two signs going north on Powerline Road and West Drive stating “NO TURN ON RED” when making a right turn into the village. Many accidents on that corner have prompted this
action. On Wednesday, October 6, I was there, between 11 and 11:30 a.m. to take some photos of cars passing that red light. This was a very slow time of day, but almost half of the cars went through without stopping.
In fact one car stopped and the car behind honked for it to move. The car did not move. The horn sounded again. Either residents don’t know about the signs or are not paying attention to it. If a Sheriff’s Deputy was stationed there, instead of me,
No turn on red fine is $165 plus points on the license.
Text by NORMAN L. BLOOM, Photo by ALAN MILLER work on the decorations. You can see the farmyard display we set up on our central lawn. It had seasonal flowers and leafs, a large straw farmer, haystacks, wood brooms, and a farm worker pushing a wheelbarrow and harvesting gourds. Behind the farm scene were several characters on a tree, including a skeleton and other items tied to the scary side of this holiday. We had the biggest reaction and the most fun from one
Grim Reaper greeting residents in the elevator.
cost of almost $100. I understand that quite a number of drivers have already been caught and paid a fine. This is an expensive fine to pay for not paying attention to the signs. Saying a sign has never been there, is no excuse to the judge.
Multiple vehicles still not yielding to the no turn on red signs.
Halloween, The Holiday of the People The holiday of Halloween has become the second most popular holiday in America. All over Century Village, there were lawn and window displays by folks who love this holiday. Its twin themes of the harvest season and of scary characters are all mixed together with no one questioning why. Who cares? It was fun! At Oakridge D, we were so into this holiday that we had a Committee assigned to
the fine would be $165 plus points on the license. This traffic violation would also be reported to the driver’s insurance company and could cause an increase in the premium. Points can be removed if a class is taken in driver’s education at a
particular, scary character. In the upper corner, inside our elevator, we hung a 3 1/2 foot tall skeleton dressed as the Grim Reaper. (See photo.) This unexpected, somewhat frightening surprise greeted our residents and guests with two large, beady eyes that lit up. It had several more lights spread among its “gown” and in its hands. The robe that covered the Grim Reaper, moved constantly from the air flow of our elevator making it look animated. His bony hands, protruding from the sleeves of his gown, were extended as if to reach for the person in front of him A balloon caption floated above the head of this “apparition” and repeated his words, “Come with me. I have been Waiting for you! ” The overall effect was truly spooky and I noticed that people were avoiding the elevator when they could. But people love a little scare and no one complained. On the day that Halloween arrived, we topped off the festivities with an impromptu party on our lawn where we served the traditional apple cider and doughnuts to whoever stopped by.
Luella Reaume Retires Text by BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor
After seventeen years of devoted service to Century Village, Luella Reaume is retiring. She worked for Master Man-
agement and was a great help to everyone she was involved with. Her many friends will miss her and her homemade desserts.
Feature Of The Month Reflections of a New Resident in NYC at age 95 By HARRY L. KATZ (Editor’s note: This month the feature of the month is Reflections of a New Resident in NYC at age 95, by Harry L. Katz) What a change! After living in a relatively quiet community in Century Village, Deerfield Beach, Florida for over 30 years, I am now living in an apartment near my son in busy New York City. While my short-term memory has vanished, memories of life in the United States in earlier years are vivid. The changes were profound since those days in the 1920’s. Society was sharply divided in Canonsburg, a coal mining suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa where I grew up. The horseless carriage was an oddity. The model T Ford had no starter; a crank was needed to turn over the motor. High off the ground, a running board was needed to get in. No turn signals, an arm out the window indicated right or left turns. Tires were not much bigger than bicycle tires and a jack and an air pump were needed to repair the inner tube for frequent flat tires. Some model T’s had a rumble seat for passengers in the rear. I recall a parade in town in 1928 for Madam Curie, who came to Canonsburg
to receive the first gram of radium that was produced in a local smelter. She sat in an open car with her elegant Parisian hat. I may be the only person alive who has seen this famous lady. Flocks of sparrows and pigeons pecked at the horse droppings in the streets for undigested grains. Vendors in the streets were constantly hawking their services; collecting rags, sharpening knives and scissors, delivering blocks of ice, selling produce, men selling apples. A farmer sold us a bushel of apples for fifty cents. A new Chevy cost $750. I recall the excitement of getting a single 50 watt electric light dangling from the gas fixture to replace the flickering gas mantle. Milk in a bottle was delivered daily, placed in a box on the back porch. In the winter, freezing weather pushed the cream to the top. Pasteurized and homogenized milk were unknown. Clothes were dried on a clothes line outdoors, even in freezing weather. Clothes were ironed with sadirons which were heated on a coal range in the kitchen. At my Bar Mitzvah celebration in 1928, we had a lunch served in the Synagogue
social hall. As we were finishing, police barged in to find the illegal whiskey that they were told would be served. Luckily, the almost empty bottle was in the bottom of a bushel basket covered with dirty dishes and bits of herring, etc. The informer was gypped out of a $5 bounty. In my father’s hardware store, a man bought a scrubbing board and asked me to wrap it up “nice.” It was his daughter’s wedding present. We sold slabs of leather for men to resole their shoes, carbide for miner’s lamps, gas mantles, copper boilers and coils to make whiskey at home during prohibition days, stilts as toys for children, kerosene lamps, clotheslines with pulleys to dry clothes outdoors. Moving pictures were black and white only. A pianist played music to match the scenes – galloping horses, firing guns, etc. I was thrilled to see a picture on Movie Tone News of Lindberg landing in France after the first transatlantic flight on a single wing plane. Cost of the movie was 10 cents and we got a small bar of candy with it. Tom Mix was a popular movie star. Grown men yelled “wuxtry” to sell special newspaper editions.
While visiting an uncle in Shadyside, Pittsburgh, I recall seeing cars driven by society ladies which were driven into a garage to have the battery recharged overnight. Electric cars in the twenties! When I walked to grade school, I had to pass a Catholic parochial school. The students threw rocks at me and yelled “Go back to Jerusalem” I had to walk two blocks out of the way to avoid the stones. (Today, the cries would be “Go back to Poland!”) In the eighth grade, the School Superintendent gave a lecture on how his grandpa fought in the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War. In high school I took Latin as my language choice; diagramming sentences was taught in English class. In 1937, a Fraternity that got started in a little log cabin, and which was now in front of our high school in Canonsburg, announced that they were about to move that cabin to the campus of Washington and Jefferson College in nearby Washington, PA. This was to celebrate their 100th anniversary. This log cabin was built when George Washington was President, by a Presbyterian minister from Harrisburg, Pa., to
teach the children of the settlers in Canonsburg to read and write. (Nearby Pittsburgh, at the time had only four times as many settlers.) No one seemed to object, so I organized a group to prevent the transfer and we raised enough money to rehabilitate the structure. This landmark was the first schoolhouse built west of the Allegheny Mountains. The school later became Jefferson College. It combined with nearby Washington College when many of their students left for the Civil War. It is now Washington and Jefferson College, in Washington, Pa. My telephone number in Canonsburg was 722. When I once called to talk to my brother, a dentist in Punxsutawney, Pa, the Central Operator said, “Oh, Dr. Katz is out playing golf today.” After my discharge from 42 months in the Army, I became an exterminator. Decades before, they were known as Ratchers. In the 60’s we were called “Pest Control Operators.” Today the industry has advanced to be called “Pest Management Operators.” This reflects the recognition that permanent freedom from pest species is not possible. These are the changes that occurred in just one lifetime.
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three American adults. If left untreated it can raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and blindness. Genetics and obesity contribute to hypertension in both men and women, but women who are pregnant or take certain birth control pills are more at risk. Age is also a risk factor. Take “heart” though—with lifestyle changes we can avert high blood pressure. A study of nearly 84,000 women in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that those who ate a healthy diet and exercised regularly had lowered their risk of developing the condition later in life by as much as 78%. If you already have high blood pressure there are many lifestyle changes, most of which you are already aware, which can sometimes reduce or eliminate the need for medication: *Make wise dietary choices with lots of fruits, vegetables,
legumes, whole grains and healthy fats. *Cut down or eliminate red meats and increase fatty fish like wild salmon, unsalted sardines and mackerel. *Add nuts, skinless white meat poultry, egg whites or one or two whole eggs a week. *Very important—cut your salt intake. It can increase your blood volume, making your heart pump harder and driving up your blood pressure. Read labels on baked, canned and prepared foods. Season foods with herbs, lemon and spices, instead of salt. *Increase your potassium levels with foods like bananas, citrus fruits, avocados, tomatoes, potatoes, melons and legumes. *With your doctor’s permission add Coenzyme Q10, fish oil and magnesium supplements. I mentioned exercise previously, and that includes
strength training as well as any sustained aerobic activity which gets the heart pumping. Regular exercise is also an enemy of stress and anxiety-related hypertension. When we allow ourselves to become over-stressed, the nervous system is stimulated to raise levels of certain hormones that narrow blood vessels which can eventually lead to hypertension. Finally, and certainly one of the most essential protectors against high blood pressure— it is meditation. Meditation is the foundation for my course From Negative to Positive with Mind Power. Some of my people who have adopted meditation into their daily schedule have been successful in reducing their medication or forgoing it altogether. I have been meditating faithfully every day for the past 45 years. It has changed me from a neurotic hypochondriac and it keeps me grounded and saves my life.
ALOE VERA - THE BURN PLANT By ELLEN KAMHI, PhD RN Aloe Vera is known as “The Burn Plant.” Aloe is the number one folk medicine in the U.S. Aloe gel can be used fresh from the plant, and contains an amazing array of healing nutrients. The botanical name of Aloe Vera is Aloe Barbadensis. “Aloe” comes from the Arabic word for “bitter, clear, shining substance” while “Vera” is a Latin word meaning “true.” Aloe is a perennial succulent belonging to the Lily family. The Aloe plant has stiff, lance-shaped leaves with a sharp point on the end. The leaves are filled with a clear, gel-like, mucilaginous substance. Aloe Vera is very hardy and can survive in arid conditions. Much of the commercial aloe is obtained from South Africa, Kenya and the West Indies. Texas and Mexico also contribute to the international supply. There are 350 species of aloe which have been identified. Aloe Vera has a long documented history of medicinal use around the world. For centuries, Aloe Vera has been used extensively in many cultures because of its remarkable effectiveness for treating burns and healing wounds. Historical documents of the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Moroccans, Tunisians, Arabians, Indians and Chinese all report its use for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Historians state that Aristotle persuaded Alexander the Great to conquer the Island of Socroto in order to obtain a good supply of Aloe to use on soldiers for wounds. Aloe is attributed with Cleopatra’s smooth and glowing complexion. Aloe is mentioned in the Bible (John 19:39) as part of the herbal mixture used for the anointing of the body of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Modern scientific studies of the chemistry and pharmacology of Aloe supports these ancient traditional uses. The gel from the Aloe is utilized for wounds and burns, whereas the extract from the crushed green leaves
contains a powerful bowel purgative called Aloe-emodin. This compound is a type of glycoside known as an anthraquinone. These are also found in a number of plants, such as cascara sagrada, buckthorne, or senna, which are all common over the counter laxatives. In 1942 Rodney Stockton, a chemical engineer, was successful at stabilizing the medicinal qualities in the aloe plant so that it could be used in manufactured products. A 1959 report in Industrial Medicine and Surgery Journal showed that the Aloe cream ointment he developed could change a deep thermal burn to a minor, second degree burn within 48 hours. The Aloe Vera fostered the rapid regeneration of tissue. The burns which were control-tested on rabbits healed 30% faster with aloe than with standard burn ointments. Most importantly, healing took place without the formation of gross scar tissue. After more than four decades of laboratory analysis, scientists can still only partially explain Aloe Vera’s incredible non-toxic potency. Aloe appears to increase the rate of healing in the inter-cellular matrix thus increasing the strength of new tissue as it forms. Aloe contains gamma linolenic acid, which decreases inflammation and is loaded with a storehouse of other nutrients. The gel of the plant leaf has been proven to have a mixture of antibiotic, astringent and coagulating agents. It also is a pain and scar inhibitor and stimulates growth of healthy tissue. References to research on the healing effects of Aloe Vera have appeared in many authoritative medicinal publications, like The Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, Oral Surgery, Cancer, Industrial Medicine and Surgery and The International Journal of Dermatology. These studies address aloe’s use in a broad range of conditions including acne, leg ulcers,
digestive disorders, radiation burns and dental surgery, to name a few. Aloe vera has proven anti-microbial and anti-infective properties. Aloe also yields many pharmaceutically active polysaccharides, such as acemannan , which has demonstrated powerful immunomodulating and antiviral properties. Aloe is also used prolifically as a beauty enhancer and can be found in moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners and many other cosmetic products. As mentioned earlier, Cleopatra was said to have attributed her great beauty to the daily use of Aloe. Some people use Aloe by cutting the fresh leaf of Aloe Barbadensis and squeezing the gel onto the affected area. Commercial preparations of aloe juice and gel are also available. Aloe is very safe to use for most people. Rare instances of skin allergies are possible. Consuming too much juice may cause loosened stools and painful intestinal cramping or gripe. In addition, tell your doctor if you have been drinking Aloe Vera juice, since a discoloration of the colon mucosa may be seen during a colonoscopy, which can be attributed to the use of Aloe. If you want a lovely houseplant, that doubles as a valuable first aid kit, be sure to include the burn plant Aloe Vera, in your.. Natural Medicine Chest. Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, The Natural Nurse®, can be heard on radio daily at www.progressiveradionetwork.com. She is the author of several books, including THE NATURAL MEDICINE CHEST. Dr. Kamhi has been involved in natural health care for over 4 decades. She answers consumer questions at www.naturesanswer.com and is available for phone consultations. www.naturalnurse.com 800-829-0918
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Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members call for updated meeting information. Call or fax Ron Goldfarb at 954-596-5198. American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) Freedom Chapter of Deerfield Beach meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. in Temple Beth Israel. For further information call Rose Trugman 954-428-6627 or Rose Vaupen 954-4262392. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Board meetings are held on the forth Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the General Purpose Room G, September to May. For information call Norma 954-428-2386 or 954-5718673. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November thru April), from 10 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our web site at http://artclubofcve.site.voila. fr/ Artists and non-artists are welcome. This season, don’t miss our Exhibition at Sugar Sand Park, January 4 through 31, 2011 and our Best of the Village Art Expo, Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2011. For information call Claudette Roberge, President (November 2010 through April 2011) at 954-428-1005. Astronomy Club begins its meetings in November. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in General Purpose Room E. For information call Jerry 954-428-9381 or Norma 954-480-8938. Ballroom Dance Club meets every Thursday in the Exercise Room at 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at no charge. Singles and couples welcome. For information, call Ernie Feder 954-418-8895. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women The following is a schedule of membership meetings for the year 2010. Membership meetings, November 18, 2010 6:30 p.m., December 23, 2010 6:30 p.m. Board meetings for the year 2010 are as follows: November 14, 2010 10 a.m., December 12, 2010 10 a.m. All meetings will be held in the Activity Center and includes board and membership. For further information contact Dave Polak 954-420-0096. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the clubhouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m in General Purpose Room N. Study the old and new testaments. All welcome. For further information, call Roslyn Nehls at 954-698-6184.
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 Homebound Program your donations will enable elderly and disabled residents to live independently at home with dignity. For further information, call Sharon Ross at 954-786-2484. Calling All Lois’s The Lois Club is a group of women with their first name in common, who meet for lunch four or five times a year. There are 30 states that have Lois Clubs, the first chapter started in 1979. The club has a Lois song and a Lois Club Convention every year. Now, a Lois from Connecticut has come here to Deerfield to start her own Lois Club and welcomes all named Lois to join. For information call 954-425-6922. Canadian Club of CVE The Canadian Club of CVE was formed in 1976 through the efforts of Harry Arnold and Mike Marmer of Toronto, as a social club for Canadian winter residents of CVE. Its objective was to foster pride in our national heritage and to promote goodwill toward our host American neighbors. The Club also takes steps to promote and enjoy together various social activities as decided by its executive and membership. The club also has as its mandate the investigation of problems and/ or situations peculiar to Canadians while domiciled in CVE and to seek possible solutions for these problems and/or situations. The major benefits of joining the Canadian Club of CVE is the friendship and camaraderie that develops through inter-action with fellow Canadians. Enjoy meetings, entertainment and outings especially designed with Canadians in mind. Many of these friendships endure from year to year, not only here in Florida, but back home in Canada. Membership is only $5 per person for the year FOR RESIDENTS OF CVE. The first regular meeting for 2010-2011 will be on the second Thursday in December. For more information, check the website at www.canadianclubcve.com. Catholic Social Club Catholic Mass Team meets every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. in Le Club Activity Room A, open to all denominations. Catholic Social Club Catholic Mass Team and Choir meet every Saturday at 5:45 p.m. Mass begins at 6:15 p.m. every Saturday, same room. Monsignor James, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, is our Celebrant. For further information, call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266.
Billiards Ladies and Gentlemen, your tables are waiting. Come in and enjoy the great game of pool. If you are a beginner and require instructions Martin Feldman will be glad to help. Contact him at 954-419-9477.
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.
Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl), Town Center Rd. and Military Trail. All welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call Nelson at 561-865-3864.
Century Juniors Club of CVE Active, couples only, social club meets at 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month in Clubhouse, Room N, accepting new members. For information call Harriet at 954-426-3008.
Choraleers CVE produced and directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. We rehearse for a once a year concert in our theater. If you enjoy singing join us. For information, call Solly Huberman, President 954-426-1379. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse in General Purpose Room A. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. The next meeting will be held in November, 2010. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma 954-480-8938, Rosalie 954-427-1593. Clubhouse Bingo every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the party room. It is new and exciting and lots of fun. Only dabbers are used, no more chips. A six pack sells for $3, the Early Bird and Bingo Special $1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pay $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information call Judy 954-421-2580. Cornerstone Community Baptist Church Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., For information call 954-4212530. CVE CAMERA CLUB Bob Mulligan and Myra Mahl can be contacted for further information about this club. For further information call 954-464-5754. CVE Duplicate Bridge Club. Games Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 12 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Card Room B. For information, call Irving Ruga at 954-6989741. CVE FISHING CLUB Salt & Fresh water fishing. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse, Room C first floor. For more information call Lucy Mel 954-684-6881. CVE Interfaith Prayer hotline: 954571-1763 continuing the work of the late Geri Hope has Catholic and Jewish residents praying in their own homes from the same prayer list page. Call the Prayer line at any time to request prayer for yourself or others. Requests may be anonymous. Just state the specific need, with the name or initials of the person needing prayer. Miracles still happen. For information call Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095. CVE Magic Club Monday, 2 p.m., discussions Magic Learning, speakers, discuss magic, conventions, demonstrations. For information call 954-6989334. CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse General Purpose Room. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954428-1794. CVE Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645.
CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A located on the second floor of the Clubhouse. Membership of $7 entitles you to free coffee and donuts, free lessons, use of club equipment, open play all season and social events. The first meeting of the 2010-2011 season will be held on Friday, December third. Call Secretary Shelia Guernard at 504-231-2333 or E-mail Larry Norris at hlnorris@comcast. net. CVE String Chamber Group is open to capable musicians. Come and get a musical workout year round on Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the mezzanine (third floor of clubhouse) music library office next to elevator. For information call Blanche 954426-4513. CVE Symphony Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in their fundraising efforts. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fundraisers can be found in the flyer in the staff office or in the guild’s column in this REPORTER or on channel 99. Become a member of the GUILD. Support your orchestra! For further information contact President Bea Guccione, 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild phone Kitty Cole, 954-360-7956. CVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Our 65 member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert each month from December through March including professional soloists. We are looking to add more second violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561395-5645. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. and beyond, next to tennis court. All invited. Contact Max Amichai Heppner 954-9030567. email: Maxamichai@comcast.net. Dance With Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No Charge. For information call Gloria 954-4806474 or Jerry 954-698-9240. Deerfield Beach Computer Club has resumed its popular computer classes and programs at Westside Park Recreation Center at 10 a.m., Fridays. The club meets from September through May except on holidays. The entry fee is $1 per class. For more information contact Barry or Bev at 954-725-9331or John at 954-426-4846 or visit the club site, www.db-cc.org, for the latest news and updates. Deerfield Beach Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Activity Center. Stimulating political discussions. All invited. Refreshments served. For information: call Bernie Parness, President at 954415-5658. Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information call Roz Bloom 954-428-1598.
NOVEMBER 2010 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 954419-9647.
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.
District 65 U.A.W. (formerly South Florida Retirees) meets every third month on the third Tuesday of the month, 12 noon, at the Activity Center. Updated reports will be made on the 65 Security Plan. Please attend and bring new members. For further information, call Pearl Hill 954-421-7776.
Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at noon at Activity Room B at the rear of LeClub. Use bus No. 5. Interesting programs. For information, call Minerva Katz, 954-4279902 or Adele at 954 427-4970.
District Council 37 Retirees: Next meeting held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray, 33436. For information call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-451-3643. Egyptology Club meets for group study, discussion and videos every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in General Purpose Room C. Future meetings will concentrate on the history, culture and art of Ancient Egypt. The club will continue with the video lectures by Dr. Bob Brier. For further information, call Golda 954-360-7377. Emunah of America meets third Wednesday every month at 12 noon in the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All cordially welcome. For information about this chapter call Ina Ciocca at 954-3600740, 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
Hispanic Club meets at the Clubhouse every second Sunday of each month in Music Room A from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Come and meet new friends and help us plan club activities. For information call Judith Smith at 954-427-8248. Humanist of the Gold Coast meets at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. Exact date to be advised in future issue. For information contact Dr. Robert Griffin 954-426-5021. Independent Living meets in the Clubhouse the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the elevator alcove near the theater. For further information contact Jodi, 954-722-6400. Italian-American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. (note: new time) 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 954428-2184, Lucille Carlucci 954-421-2406 and Toni Ponto 954-428-0286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN.
Jelly Belly Dancers Troupe Meets Wednesdays 6 p.m. in Health Club. Members are required to perform year round at various dance events. For more information call Sandy 954-421-2541. Jet Setters, CVE’s new club for widows, widowers and singles. Plans for various day trips will be discussed and members will be able to sign up for these events. For information call Lila 954-596-9949 or Sandi, 954-725-5895. Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary 265 meets the third Sunday of the month in the Activity Room C behind LeClub at 10:30 a.m. Show your support of our troops by joining and getting involved in our numerous programs benefitting our armed forces. We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. For information call Kitty Cole 954-360-7956, Shirley Goldstein 954-480-8716 , Mickie Maurer 954-570-6342 or Ralph Bell 954590-2965. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crotchetiers. If you have an “Itch to Stitch” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. Kosher Singles a new club for dining, travel and day trips. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room E, 2nd floor. For more information call 954-6989334. L’Alliance Francophone CVE Join more than 800 French-speaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For infor-
mation, call Reine Larouche 954-425-0235 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 Reine Larouche 954-425-0235 or Pierrette Pelletier 954426-6132. 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 954-4182174. Lets Talk meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month, 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room N. Discussions, Daytrips, films will be topics of the day. For further information call Gladys 954-421-9232, Irene 954-418-9156. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart Healthy Snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information call 561-392-3000. Na’Amat USA For further information, contact Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Council of Jewish Women. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse, Room N, at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. All welcome, non sectarian. Keep these days
open, paid up membership call Fran @ 954-428-1336 (date TBA). Jan. 20 Mame at Stage Door call Jean @ 954-421-8121. Feb. 2 new member’s breakfast, call Fran @ 954-428-1336. Saturday (TBA) trip to Morikami Museum Gardens including tea ceremony and lunch, call Selma @ 954421-6423. Feb. 23 Card party Activity Center, call Julia @ 954-428-1602. Call Sylvia (president) 954-421-8870 or Fran, 954428-1336 for further information. Nature Club will meet the third Friday of every month from November to April in Clubhouse Room A at 10 a.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips each year are enjoyed by the members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information call Shelly Baskin, 954428-0634. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. We meet the first Tuesday of the month from November to April, Room F, 7 p.m. For information, call Virginia at 954426-9455 or Beverly at 954-428-3705. New Covenant Church Celebration Service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service and Bible Study every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. For further information, call 954-781-3170. New Horizons Church of Deerfield Worship Service 10 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m. For information call church 954427-3045. 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’s disease or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-480-4463. Yoga Lite every Monday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance lessons every Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness Program, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 noon to 1 p.m. ($10 donation per month) “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting class every Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Self Empowerment support group every Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/ intermediate every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginner Computer lessons offered one-on-one at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Michelle Flower @ 954-480-4447 and assist in Floral Arrangements. Volunteer opportunities. Contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Living A Healthy Life Workshop, NE Focal Point, 227 NW 2 Street, Deerfield Beach; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, six week session begins September 2, 2010. Make plans and set goals to improve your health and lifestyle! Learn to exercise safe and easily, eat well, medication “how to”, set a weekly goal, work with your healthcare team, handle difficult emotions, problem solve, relax and communicate better with friends and family. Class date: 9/02, 9/09, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 & 10/7. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call 954-480-4477 or 954-480-4449 to register or further information. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl. Services Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. by Monsignor James Parappally, Pastor. For further information, call 954-421-3246.
Philadelphian and Neighbors Club Meetings third Tuesday of every month from October to March, Room N, at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Greet old and new friends. For information call Irene Axelrod 954-418-9156 or Lena Alexander, 954-4292865. Philosophy of CVE meetings are held the first and third Monday of every month, beginning November 1 through April at 7:30 p.m. The Philosophy Club invites everyone for an hour and a half of using our minds to question and learn about the greatest topics of our Age, Science, Religion, Art, Music and more. Bring your curiosity. For details, call Jerry Saxon 954-428-9381. Poetry Study & Discussion Group Poetry heals! It can relieve boredom, anxiety, depression, loneliness and more. Come and see. The group meets Mondays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Howard, 954-571-7148. Red Hatters Club JCP Red Hatters meet the second Wednesday of each month in the clubhouse. Monthly outings planned. Requirement for membership is a Red Hat and Purple Dress, Blouse, Pants etc. must be worn on outings. For more information phone Josephine Privitera at 954-425-7026. Russian Club will be meeting every third Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of Galina Baraz, 2064 Ventnor P. For further information, contact Galina at 954428-3870. 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 954427-2225. Senior Support Group meets in the Clubhouse, Room D, Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. to share thoughts, feelings and concerns in a private confidential setting. It is open to everyone free of charge. For additional information contact Brenda Levine 561-487-3879. 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: Heppnershanamax@aol.com. Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. There will be no meetings during the summer. Gift Shop now open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone welcome. For further information call Helen Hagler 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman 954-725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. A mini lunch is served followed by an interesting program. For further information call the Temple office at 954-421-7060. Sixty-five Social Club Come join us with a social club that has been in existence for a long time. If you are a couple & like to be active & enhance your life style, our club affords the opportunities of meeting new friends, going on many different cruises, experiencing many restaurants, as well as day trips to museums, casino gambling, shows & theaters, weekends away
& mystery trips. Don’t waste another minute, for information call Lillian, 954360-2941. 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 954-4291750 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 954-429-9285. Soft Ball Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call Ed Obeid at 954-421-2228. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group meets on the second Saturday each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information call Gladys or Evelyn 954-4290455. South Florida Harmonica Club Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. The center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate, Fl. 33063. Please call Sam at 954-4215792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month until April at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Stained Glass room. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954-426-4853. Stamp and Coin Club meets every forth Thursday at 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room C on the first floor. Residents and guests are invited to have their stamps and coins there to sell, buy & trade. For more information call Rafael Vance 954-421-8579. Stock Market Discussion Club meets the first and third Monday each month at 10 a.m. Room N. Exchange information about stocks, mutual funds, ETF’s and bonds. No fee involved. For further information call Janine 954-4282303 or Hortense 954-429-1604. Talking Book Club the JBL Library, in conjunction with the Low Vision Group in CVE is forming a monthly Talking Book Club. Each participant will receive the same audio book. A representative for the JBI Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. For information call Goldie Witrock (from JBI Library) 954-689-0207 or Marilyn Ball 954-360-9074. Tai-Chi The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress
Temple Beth Israel is a Conservative, Egalitarian Congregation, which has a Minyan on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Cantor Irvin Bell conducts Friday evening services at 7:30 p.m. followed by an Oneg Shabbat. He also conducts Saturday morning services which are held at 9 a.m. followed by a Kiddush. The Temple has a circulating library of books in Judaica and current best sellers. The library also has an ongoing book sale. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, call the office 954-421-7060.. Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) Services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. at LeClub by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor, Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows services every week. For additional information call Helen Baumann 954-426-2532. The Auxiliary meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10 a.m. For information call Julia Bale 954-4276669 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 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition we have many interesting classes during the day and evenings, also without charge. To obtain a free quarterly bulletin call the lodge at the above number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE resident for more information about specific classes we offer at 954-360-7080. The Village Vagabonds Jazz band plays Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Music Room A from November until April. For information, call Ted at 954-428-0578. United Federation of Teachers/ Retired Teachers Chapter Meetings at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. West of Jog, Delray. For further information, call Hilda Cohen 954-428-6805. United Club No. 7 (Retirees of ILGWU & ACTWU) meets on the first Thursday or first Saturday of each month in the Clubhouse, Room N at 1 p.m. For information, call Bea Jacobs at 954 4272133. United Order True Sisters All welcome. For information contact Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, 954570-9526. Waves (Navy Gals) Meets every month on the first Saturday at 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954-427-7119. We Care of CVE still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) only. Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675. Women Marines Association membership is open to women who serve or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Marine Reserves. Many people are not aware of our existence. For information, call Ruth Beisner at 954-428-1637. Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at South County Civic Center on Jog Rd. or information call, Miriam Guz 561-4957378.
The Sporting Life Tennis Tournament
On October 13, 2010 the annual CVE Summer Spectacular Tennis Tournament was held. Great prizes, a raffle, cookies and a great time were had by all.
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payment: 9-20-10. An original or Certified Birth Certificate along with a driver’s license is needed to sail. If you need to fly back to the States a valid passport would be mandatory. A valid passport is strongly recommended for sailing in the Caribbean. For information call Jean Keats 954421-6311 B’NAI B’RITH - 8 Day 7 night Caribbean Cruise aboard the Carnival Glory, December 5, 2010 to December 12, 2010. Ports, Sunday Miami, Monday – Half Moon Cay, Tuesday – At Sea, Wednesday – St. Thomas, Thursday – San Juan, Friday - Grand Turk, Saturday – At Sea, Sunday – Miami. Inside cabins $630.00. Outside cabins $710.00. Balcony $890.00. Includes: Port charges, service fees and transportation from Century Village. For information contact Dave Polak, 954-4200096.
C V E S Y M P H O N Y ORCHESTRA GUILD - A Day With A Difference, Wednesday, January 26, 2011. NORTON MUSEUMDocent led tours, exhibits-Treasures of Chinese Emperors, Selections from Art Basel, Miami and permanent collection. CITY PLACE- light lunch on your own. KRAVIS CENTERmatinee performance, Philharmonic Orchestra of Poland, Mezzanine seating. ST. TROPEZ RESTAURANT-full course gourmet dinner. Return home and sleep in your own bed. Cost $119. Call Gladys, 954-421-9232.
The Sporting Life Shuffleboard Season Ends with Two Tight Races for Trophies Text and Photo by HARRY KILFOYL The CVE Shuffleboard Championship produced tight races during the 2010 season with the outcome becoming clear during the final games in late March. When the smoke cleared, there was a two-way tie for first place in the “A” division and a three-way tie atop the “B” division. Defending champion Frank Di Lembo and Phil Perrotti received trophies for first place in the “A” division at the closing dinner held at the Deerfield Golf Club on March 24. Another shuffleboard veteran Eugene Metz was just behind Di Lembo and Perrotti. He accepted a trophy for second place. In another close race, newcomer Branko Jovanovich in his last game created a three-way tie with defending champion Katie Steward and another veteran, Vito De Lisi in the “B” division. Larry Norris, the new president, presented each winner
L-R Frank DiLembo and Phil Perrotti presented with trophies by President Larry Norris with prizes. Norris was also in the hunt in the closely contested “A” division. Norris announced plans next year for a new playoff format called the “US Final Four” series to take place on March 16, 2011. He said the “A” and “B” divisions would form one division next season. “The US Final Four in 2011 will have the excitement of a sports event like the Super
Bowl.” Norris said. “The public is invited, a cookout is in the works, and it will be free for people who join our club for the season.” Members will receive free coffee and donuts, free lessons, use of the club’s equipment, open play all season long, and other social events beginning in January, all for just $7. Membership fees are collected from November 1 to
January 2. League play will begin Monday, January 3, and continue Monday and Wednesday mornings until Wednesday, March 16. Norris said the 2009-2010 Season was a large success with 10 new members who signed up. He said the CVE Shuffleboard/Social Club attempted to increase social activities and a presence in the Village in 2010 with the hope of attracting new members. One social event, Horse Collar, a shuffleboard game, drew good turnouts by both newcomers and veterans, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. The less competitive social game allowed veterans and new members to meet each other in team play and enjoy some refreshments. The club also served coffee and doughnuts at the shuffleboard courts on March 31 in order to keep a high profile even after the competitive season ended. Norris said the 2010-2011 Season would open in No-
vember and current members would be available at the shuffleboard club to offer instruction to newcomers. The 2011 competitive season will begin January 3, and continue Monday and Wednesday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. until March 16 when the US Final Four event takes place. The shuffleboard courts are also open year-round. Permanent residents can contact members who are also year-round residents. Treasurer Shelia Guenard can be reached at 504-2312333 or contact president Larry Norris by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for updates on the 2010-2011 Season. Regular meetings are held the first Friday of each month beginning December 3 at meeting room A in the Clubhouse. The meetings begin at 10 a.m. and members can raise new business and be briefed on the season’s events.
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The “War” That Can Never Be Won By SY BLUM, Associate Editor No. This column is not about Iraq or Afghanistan, at least not yet. It has everything to do with a scourge that has enveloped the entire world in some form or other. I am, of course, referring to drugs. If I were to write illegal before the word drugs, I would not be completely accurate. Drugs, in some countries, are not illegal for various reasons, not the least of which is that it has been proven that the use of drugs cannot be stopped and the ends do not justify the means. And, in many cases, some drugs have been proven medically beneficial, i.e. marijuana. Admittedly, dear reader, what follows is just the tip of the iceberg. The revelations are from a most fascinating book by Tom Feiling, Cocaine Nation. The author now lives in London, but in the pursuit of information for this book he traveled to important places all over the world where the business of drugs functions big time. As most of us know, the South American country of Colombia is now, and has been for some time, the drug capital of the world. Tom Feiling spent many hours clandestinely interviewing the big wigs of the drug trade and details many things that this writer (and possibly the reader) never knew. Primarily, I have become aware that the source of most so-called recreational drugs is the lowly coca plant. It is as common in most South American countries as crabgrass is to the home owner here in America. But that is as far as the comparison goes. The coca plant is a mainstay to mil-
lions of South Americans and for good reason. For starters, the coca leaf contains B vitamins and more iron and calcium than any other food crop indigenous to the high Andes. It relaxes the bronchial air passages to the lungs which makes it easier to breathe at high altitudes where the oxygen is very thin. Among its other virtues, it wards off colds and can be used as an anesthetic. Consequently, about eight million people in the Andean region chew the coca plant regularly, which means there are more coca-chewers in Latin America than there are cocaine users in the United States! Another interesting fact is that only 0.5 percent of the chemical content of the coca leaf is cocaine. So, even though virtually everyone in that part of the world chews the coca leaf regularly or sips coca tea (the latter is also advised by the American Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia to help newcomers until they get used to breathing at 12,000 feet above sea level) very few become addicted. Coca Cola, still one of America’s most popular beverages, originally contained cocaine! In the latter part of the 19th Century, it was called Peruvian Wine Cola and was considered a tonic. That continued until the United States passed the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act in 1914 which forced Coca-Cola to remove cocaine from its still secret formula. An interesting sidelight that indicates Coca Cola might possibly have originated in Peru is the fact that the Coca Cola colors, red and white, were chosen because they are the colors of the Peruvian flag!
While Cocaine Nation concentrates on cocaine, it also must be mentioned that opium, heroin, and cannabis (marijuana) have many of the characteristics of cocaine. The fact of the matter is that the drug culture that has taken over much of America and most foreign countries and, realistically, cannot be eliminated because it has become part of their life style. By trying to eradicate the problem, we have invested billions of dollars trying to stop the flow of narcotics into this country. Tom Feiling points out that this is impossible as long as the demand is there. There is simply too much money to be made along the line to satisfy a population that continues to demand it for various reasons. At this point, as mentioned earlier, these drugs are not harmful unless they are abused (used to excess when they do become addictive.) There are really only two segments of the population who use these drugs. And, like so many other things it goes to intelligence. Hardly a day passes when our media does not report that a celebrity is caught using drugs. However, most likely, the very fact that he or she is a celebrity, most times, but not always, indicates that that person is intelligent enough to avoid becoming addicted, and uses drugs as a recreational pleasure. On the other hand, among minorities and the poor, drugs are used as an escape from the tragedy of “permanent” poverty. Very likely, these folks, by the very fact that they are poor and uneducated indicate that they are simply not aware of the
dangers of using narcotics to excess, or they don’t care. It gives them a temporary “high” that enables them to continue to exist. Unfortunately, as they continue to use and often to increase their intake, they are forced to seek illegal ways of obtaining money to pay for their addiction. Needless to say, this is one of the chief reasons for the ever increasing incidents of robbery, extortion and sometimes, when things go awry, murder. That, of course, results in thousands of convictions and the necessity to build ever more prisons and houses of detention. It is a vicious circle with no end. [Apparently the so-called middle class, the average Joe going to work every day, does not use these drugs in any meaningful way; at least it is not mentioned in the book.] The above facts have resulted in a quagmire that has created a web of conspiracy among law enforcement personnel who are benefitting from the situation in various ways. By occasionally tracking down and convicting the really big shots that control the flow of drugs, government has been enriched considerably by confiscating their assets to the tune of millions of dollars. Realistically, there is no genuine desire to change the system, especially when you realize, as most law enforcing agencies do, that you will never halt the drug scourge until you stop the demand. And that, sadly, will never happen. However, all is not black. With increasing frequency, both here and abroad, at-
tempts are being made to treat users rather than warehousing them. It is a step in the right direction. In fact, many countries abroad are now trying to rehabilitate users rather than jailing them, even though they have broken the law. In a way, they now look upon drug use as no longer illegal. A most interesting sidebar to this column is the fact that George W. Bush would never have been elected President were it not for an antiquated law, in effect only in this country and nowhere else. It revolves around the disputed Florida presidential vote in 2000. Actually, Bush won by a meager 537 votes because of the intervention of the U.S. Supreme Court. However, because convicted felons, many if not most, on drug charges, are not permitted to vote, George W. Bush won the election! It so happens that there are no less than 200,000 ex-convicts in the State of Florida, virtually all Democrats. You do the math. [The United States is the only major country in the world that bars a convicted felon from voting.] The possible solution to this problem is stated on the very last page of the book; to wit: “So it rests with young Americans to ensure that future drug policies be grounded in science and the protection of public health and to recognize that knowledge is the prerequisite for free choice.” For now, let us just file the above statement along with the many other “solutions” to one of the world’s greatest problems and just hope for the best for our progeny.
Appeals Can Be “Appealing” By JANICE ZAMSKY By the time this article is published, I will be back relaxing in balmy Florida, recovering from packing, fights with hubby and the rigors of rushing around in pre-dawn darkness to make an early morning flight (the only direct one available!). The exciting “news around Milwaukee” due to the diligence of local officials and our Wisconsin governor, who appealed FEMA’s decision NOT to aid victims of this sum-
mer’s “BREW CITY FLOOD,” FEMA has now reversed its decision and will aid individuals with flood damage. FEMA will pay for structural damage and temporary housing. However, FEMA will not pay for losses of personal possessions. (Anything is better than nothing!) Two thousand people have already applied. The local high school in our district incurred over six million dollars in damages after
the July flood. Reportedly, most of it is covered by insurance. We’ll find out when we receive our property tax bill in December and see if the high school district tax levy increases significantly. Speaking of property tax,
I just successfully appealed (for the second time in recent years,) my property reassessment increase in Wisconsin. Either time, I could have appealed higher (to a Board of Review) but my husband firmly insisted that I “leave
well enough alone,” lest the Review Board reverse the assessor’s decisions each time. So you see it can be beneficial to appeal bureaucratic decisions. Be armed with facts, not a loud voice!
Unsung Heroes By HELENE WAYNE All our lives we talk about different parts of our bodies that require special attention. Perhaps we are more aware of these because they usually are the ones that hurt. For example: knees, back, headaches, teeth and so on. But, each of these has some kind of medication or a doctor to help correct the problem. Have you ever thought about the truly unsung hero in your body? I know that there are doctors who can correct problems with them, but we rarely hear about needing them. I am talking about our eyelids. Don’t laugh at me. Think about what they actually do to make your life better. We
all just take them for granted. They close at night so we can sleep, which is important for our whole being. They stay open during our waking hours so our eyes can see. They give us the option of not seeing something that may be repugnant to us; we simply lower them and whatever it is disappears. They can be decorated with makeup to make a lady more beautiful. There are times that we use them to communicate with other people. We can open them wide to show surprise, slit them down to show boredom. We might wink them when we’re fooling or perhaps attracting someone of the opposite sex.
We have the option to close out the world or open them up to enjoy it. In my opinion (for whatever it is worth), they are one of our greatest assets and can protect us or even tell a story and rarely need special attention. So much so that sometimes we just sort of take them for granted. Perhaps one of the greatest assets of lowering our lids is to turn off the numerous commercials or horror stories shown on the news on our television sets. I truly believe that they are something we never even think about, but there they are doing their job with little or no effort on our part. To me they are unsung heroes.
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I’m Just Askin’ By Len Witham Many Americans, me included, are disgusted with the deterioration of the tone of political discourse. It seems, now more than ever, candidates are utilizing tactics that include personal attacks, mudslinging, bending the truth to their own ends and playing to the prejudice of potential voters. Add to this the political groups with their veiled racism, campaigns of misinformation (aka lies) and vitriolic language. And last, but not least, radio and TV personalities like Glen Beck--who is described by journalist Mark Harris as “a dishonest demagogic clown who combines televangelical narcissism with the soul of a Sham Wow pitchman.” But is American politics really at its lowest level of civility since our nation’s founding? During the presidential campaign of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, things were pretty ugly. Jefferson’s camp accused Adams of “having a hideous hermaphrodite character with both the force and firmness of a man or the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.” Adams supporters shot back that “Jefferson was a mean-spirited, low life fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.” During the 1828 campaign between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, Adams’ campaign claimed that “Jackson’s mother was a prostitute brought to America by British soldiers and later married a mulatto man who was Jackson’s father.” Congressman John Randolph called President Adams a traitor and vile slanderer. He also accused Secretary of State Henry Clay of crucifying the constitution and cheating at cards. The result was a duel fought with pistols between the two men which ended in a bloodless draw. Apparently they were good at shooting their mouths off but bad shots with pistols at ten paces. Martin Van Buren was accused of being “a dandy (a veiled allusion to homosexuality) who was laced up in corsets such as the women of the town (aka prostitutes) wear,” by none other than Davy Crockett. Aaron Burr had a simmering hatred for Alexander Hamilton because he believed Hamilton was hindering his political career. The hate boiled over and Burr trumped up a reason to challenge Hamilton to a duel. Burr shot Hamilton dead. Even Abe Lincoln was challenged to a duel over politics
early in his career. He wisely chose sabers as the weapon to be used, giving him a big reach advantage due to his height. After watching Abe chopping high tree branches with his sword, his challenger decided to end things with a gentlemanly handshake. As one of our most revered presidents, we forget that Lincoln’s opponents compared him physically and mentally to an ape, accused him of taking his pay in gold while paying his soldiers in degraded currency, making important decisions while drunk, and advocating mixing of the races. FDR’s innovative public programs developed to pull the nation out of The Great Depression caused his politi-
cal opponents to call him a communist. JFK was said to be unfit for the presidency by Republicans because he was a Catholic whose first loyalty would be to the Pope and not the US constitution. President U.S. Grant was depicted by his political opponents as a “dictator who is a drunken, simple-minded, n***** loving, unprincipled tyrant.” Kind of makes Rush Limbaugh seem like a wus. Apparently, political discourse and tactics are no worse now than they were over one hundred years ago. However, since civilization has evolved over those years, shouldn’t political discourse have become…well…more civilized? Shouldn’t our
nation’s potential leaders be concentrating on what is best for their country rather than what is best for their party or their political careers? Should we really take seriously media personalities who are really only concerned with their
ratings and making big bucks by inflaming public opinion for their own selfish reasons? Shouldn’t stating a logical case for political stances triumph over ignorant, spewed venom? I’m just askin’.
An Aviator’s Day Trip By HERMAN LEVIN
(Radio transmission…) PNE, (Philadelphia Northeast Airport) this is Grumman NinerFive-Eight-Two Lima. On the taxi way for active runway….. Roger 82 Lima. Taxi to Runway 29 into take off position and hold…. Roger….. 82 Lima, clear for take off…. 82 Lima rolling…. At the airport it was already hot. At 10 a.m. the morning coolness had burned off and the sun was bright. I took off and turned to the south for Red Lion Airport in New Jersey, a short 20 minute flight in my sporty Grumman AA5, a four place single engine airplane with a sliding canopy that was licensed to fly with the canopy open. Anytime when flying with the canopy open, I magically became The Flying Ace, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker complete with leather flying helmet, goggles, and white silk scarf flowing in the wind chasing after The Red Baron in an aerial dog fight which I always won by shooting him down. In my fantasy dream flight, I would climb to 6000 feet just under the clouds and wait for the Baron to appear. I spot him flying out of the clouds in his tri-wing Fokker painted bright red. We greet each other by dipping our wings and the chase is on. I finally get on the Baron’s tail and pull the trigger, my machine guns spewing out death. The Fokker is letting out black smoke and I follow the mortally wounded Baron down and watch as he crashes in a burst of flame. I do a 360 degree victory barrel roll salute over the burning Fokker. Sliding the canopy closed, I continue on to my rendezvous with Bob at Red Lion Airport. Bob was waiting and after the usual greeting and hand shake, he got in on the passenger side. I was PIC (Pilot In Command) for this flight to a Fairfield, Virginia Airfield that was having an air show this hot Sunday in August. Flying in a southwesterly direction that would take us to the destination airport in Virginia, we flew past Washington D.C. and on to Virginia. The visibility was clear and the air calm making for a smooth pleasant flight. While flying, Bob and I chatted about motorcycles which was another of our mutual interests and the flight went on without incident. After about an hour or so, we had the destination airport in sight. Fairfield, this is Grumman Niner –Five-Eight-Two Lima in bound for full stop landing. Request instructions to the parking area for the air show. Roger Eight—Two Lima. Report entering traffic pattern for full
stop, landing runway 34. Parking instructions issued upon arrival… Roger Fairfield…; 82 Lima entering traffic pattern downwind… Roger 82 Lima. You’re 3rd to land…. After a text book landing, we were instructed to follow the Jeep to the parking area. I secured the plane and we walked down the long line of parked airplanes. There were many fly-ins. As we walked toward the grandstand area, we remarked about the different aircraft some of which were quite old but still in remarkable flying condition. The highlight of the show was a wing-walking demonstration, and I was lucky enough to get a good photo of it. Bob and I wandered around the grounds scarfing down hot dogs, ice cream and Philadelphia soft pretzels. About five o’clock, we started thinking about the flight home and the long line waiting for take off. We meandered back to 82 Lima and opened the sliding canopy to let the hot air out before climbing into the cockpit. After a quick run up, I taxied out and took my place in the line up waiting for take off. There were about 10 or 12 planes ahead of us and the take off line moved rather slowly as each plane required up to three minutes to get into position, take off, clear the runway and departure route. Finally it was our turn and we started down the take off runway. I reached up and slid the canopy closed and pulled back on the yoke and we lifted off. At 1000 feet I opened the air vents and felt the cool air rush in. Heading northeast toward Red Lion Airport to drop Bob off, I leveled off at 2500 feet and cruised
along for the next 20 minutes. That is when you know what hit the prop. I had flown right into the clouds. I did a 180 and flew back out of the clouds. I flew west for a few minutes and then northeast again. No good. I was back in the clouds. I did the same maneuver again but ended up in the clouds again. “Well Bob,” I said, “I guess I’ll have to find a place to land until the thunderstorm passes.” “No,” says Bob. “Let’s fly through it.” Bob had 30 years of flying experience in all kinds of bad weather and was an excellent pilot, but his suggestion was against my judgment and was opposite of what I was trained to do in this type of situation. “I have flown through so much bad weather,” Bob said, “that this is just another one of those times. You can do it,” he urged. Not wanting to be thought of as chicken and being 20 hours into my instrument rating ticket, I foolishly decided that this would be a good hands-on training experience for me. I looked at the dashboard clock, 6:20 p.m. By this time we were deep into dark clouds, and I had to turn on the cabin and instrument lights. Bam. That was the first hit. The bottom fell out, 82 Lima suddenly dropped from 2500 feet to 1000 feet in an instant. I struggled to get the plane back up to 2000 feet, all of this time being bounced and jostled around like the proverbial cork in a stormy sea. Fortunately, we had our seat belts on or we would have ended up on the floor. I felt the slams from the right to the left, from up to down. It was dark as the darkest night and I
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could hear the rain pelting the aircraft. I kept telling myself, “Keep the wings level. Maintain altitude. Fly it man, fly it.” All the while Bob sat silent but I could feel the tension. He must have wanted to take over the controls but would not interfere with my PIC status unless necessary. All hell broke loose as 82 Lima got kicked around as never before. I was living through a nightmare. Not being able to see the horizon outside was the most frightening thing. I had to depend upon and believe what the instruments were telling me. The thunderstorm wanted to take over but I fought back with everything I had. An eternity passed. Gradually the turbulence stopped as we flew into lighter clouds. I still could not see the ground but outside the clouds had turned a milky white. The clouds thinned and we broke out into clear sunshine. There was the ground. I looked at the clock. It was 6:32. My eternity had lasted 12 minutes. Lo and behold, we were right on course for Red Lion and cruising at 2000 feet. The
hours of relying on instrument training kicked in and probably saved my life. Bob departed at Red Lion. Neither of us spoke of the storm that could have killed us but for the training and flying skill that pulled us through. A warm handshake and a knowing smile and he was gone. Flying back to PNE, a peaceful calm came over me as I reflected on the events of the day. Grumman Niner-Five-EightTwo Lima entering pattern downwind for landing… Roger 82 Lima, you’re clear to land… I turned on to final and set down on the runway and turned off at the first exit, pulled into my tie down place and sat there for a second with the engine at idle. Letting out a long, relieved sigh, I reached out and turned off the ignition switch. I sensed that Grumman 9582 Lima let out a long, slow, relieved sigh also as the engine stopped. 82 Lima was home.
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For decades, I have been writing this column about pest creatures that invade Florida homes. Now, after passing my 95th birthday, I am living near my son’s home in Queens, NY. I hope to continue to write this column about critters that are common to both areas. The basement apartment in which I now live will likely have many of the same unwanted critters that ground floor apartments have in Century Village. These soil dwellers enjoy a concrete roof over their “apartment,” and can usually find a tiny opening in the perimeter or around water or drain line openings to emerge in search of more food. I was not disappointed! My first visitors were centipedes.
Openings in the concrete floor for water pipes or sewer lines are not often sealed properly. A loose escutcheon plate around the pipe sometimes hides the opening but does not keep the creatures from entering. These harmless critters, along with sow bugs and millipedes, normally live outdoors in moist habitats under stones, loose bark, piles of leaves and flower bed mulch. Indoors, they live in damp closets, potted plants and in the Florida room, where driven rain gets in around the windows. They feed on a fauna of tiny creatures which in turn survive on even smaller organisms and the fungi growing in moist areas. Tiny leaks in aging waste lines buried in the soil can
sustain populations of these earthbound pests indefinitely. Just killing the ones you see will not kill the siblings that will emerge later. What to do? Finding and correcting the leaks is most important. When that is done, I find that a light dusting of diatomaceous earth is effective in baseboard areas and into the openings in the walls under the sinks in the kitchen and bathroom where the water and drain lines go. This is an inert, non toxic pesticide that kills any cockroach, ant or other arthropod that crawls over it by removing the protective thin film of lipid oil that coats its body. Repeated application may be needed to control future generations of these perennial pests.
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By MICHAEL J. GELFAND, ESQ. Collecting Directly from Tenants Thanks to recent legislative enactments to Florida Statutes §718.116, §719.108 (10), and §720.3085, Florida condominium, cooperative, and homeowners associations can now seek to recover future assessments from tenants. As one would anticipate, there are details that have to be followed, and of course, the details are not simple. The new laws trigger a tenant’s duty to pay when an owner fails to fulfill a monetary obligation to the owner’s association. The tenant is liable only if the tenant occupies the property concerning which the monies are due. When these conditions are met, the future assessments due from the owner also become the tenant’s obligation. There are procedures that an association must follow. Initially, the association must make a written demand upon the tenant to pay the future monetary obligations to the association. Then, the tenant is required to pay until released from this obligation by the association, or until the tenant vacates the unit. The association shall properly credit the tenant’s payments against the owner’s monetary obligations to the association. The association shall, upon request, provide the tenant with written receipts for payments made. As always, if checks are accepted, they should be deposited swiftly. The tenant does not have to pay twice. The owner must provide the tenant a credit against rents due to the owner in the amount of monies paid to the association. If assessments increase, and the association desires the tenant to pay the increased amount, then the association must notify the tenant of such increase at least 10 days before the date the rent is due. It is important to note that the tenant does not have to pay more than the amount due from the tenant to the owner. Thus, if the tenant has a right of set-off, pre-payment, or other reasons not to pay, then the association must review the situation. The legislature anticipated that some tenants pre-pay rent, which frequently occurs at the start of a lease. If so, then the tenant must provide written evidence of prepayment within fourteen days of receiving the association’s demand. After taking into account the pre-payment, the tenant must make subsequent rental payments to the association when the payments are due. If the tenant fails to make a required payment, the association may sue the tenant for eviction as if the association were the owner/landlord. Paying assessments does not give
the tenant any of the rights of an owner, including the right to vote in any election or to examine books and records of the association. Of course, if there is a bankruptcy, then “all bets are off.” It is important for an association to contact its counsel, if the association becomes aware of a tenant in a property when the property’s assessments are delinquent. Torts: Be careful what you post on the Internet Can you be held liable in a Florida court for defamatory statements made over the Internet? Even if the statements were typed into a computer located in another state? The answer may be yes. In Internet Solutions Corp. v. Marshall, 35 Fla. L. Weekly S349 (Fla., June 17, 2010), a resident of the state of Washington posted defamatory statements on a website she owned and operated about Internet Solutions Corporation (ISC), a company based in Florida. The issue for the court was whether Marshall’s defamatory statements about a Florida business on her website subjected her to suit in a Florida court. The Supreme Court of Florida recently ruled that a “nonresident defendant commits the tortuous act of defamation in Florida for purposes of Florida’s long-arm statute when the nonresident makes allegedly defamatory statements about a Florida resident by posting those statements on a website, provided that the website posts containing the statements are accessible in Florida and accessed in Florida.” In light of this decision, one should take care not to post defamatory statements on the Internet. To do otherwise may subject the person or, if undertaken for an association, the association to liability. Michael J. Gelfand is a partner in the law firm of Gelfand & Arpe, P.A., in West Palm Beach, Florida. Reprinted with the permission of Florida Community Association Journal.
Confessions of a Car Nut By STAN WEINSTEIN
At some point, everyone will have the sad experience of having a slight amount of damage done to the exterior of their car. Whether it’s a wrinkle or a wreck, we are all going to have to deal with it. It’s how you deal with it that can make all the difference in the world. As for me, I am a total perfectionist when it comes to my car. It has to look and run like a brand new car. A few issues back, I wrote about the importance of maintaining your car’s delicate finish and protecting it from the brutal effects of the Florida sun. What do you do when it gets scratched, dented or dinged? Some people just slough it off and say, “ it’s only a car - who cares, life goes on!” Others say “Oy vey - what now!” First, look at the damage. If it’s just a simple scratch or scrape, and the panel is not dented or creased, you may get away lucky. You go into an auto supply store and buy a can of light rubbing compound, follow the directions and it’ll make it look like it never happened. If it is worse than that, you need a professional in a shop to get it back to where it was. Beware of the hustlers that ride around in pickup trucks and approach you in parking lots telling you they can “fix it on the spot” and make it look like new! They can’t! These are “gypsies” and the quality of their work is substandard. In all probability, the attempts that they make to fix your car will either make it look worse than it was in the first place or increase the price of having it repaired by a pro. The gypsies’ method of operation is as follows: they con you into letting them fix the dent by telling you that they’ll give you a “bargain price.” They say that they have no overhead or rent so you will save money. They will try to hammer out the dent, or try drilling holes into it and then using a tool called a
“slapper” which they screw into the holes they made and attempt to pull the metal out to make the dent less deep. After that, they will mix up some body putty and apply it to the surface to cover up the holes. Next they try to sand it down to look smooth. It usually looks like a nightmare. At that point they will spray some primer on it and say, “just take it in and let them paint over it” and it’ll look like new! If you believe that, I’ve got a good deal on a bridge in New York that I’m selling! Fine body work is a skill. Where the dent is located determines the level of difficulty of the repair. If the panel is easily accessible, it can be hammered with a special tool called a “dolly and hammer” and brought back to its original shape. Sometimes the metal has to be heated with a torch and shrunk back to its original contour, and then a very thin film of body putty is carefully put on and left to dry. After that, it is painstakingly sanded to a smooth finish. Then a primer coat is put on. After the primer coat is dry, the area is again sanded to make sure there are no imperfections in the repair. A second application of primer is put on and the car is sanded again to see if there are any “high spots” indicating file marks or sanding marks. If necessary, more sanding and refinishing is done. Then the paint is applied and a clearcoat is put on it to seal the paint. This is an art that no one on the street can do. Some folks have come up
with a new gimmick called “paint-less dent removal.” Some of these guys are pretty good but I would look them up online or ask someone who has used their services. They have special tools that allow them to access damaged panels. Sometimes they do a decent job, but again, if you are a perfectionist, a body shop is the only way to go. I have noticed that there are certain shops which specialize in “cosmetic body repair.” For example, if you are leasing a car and you need to have the bumpers refinished or some minor parking lot dings taken out before you return the leased car, you might bring it in to one of these shops so that you are not penalized for returning a damaged car. This is another option to fix your car without breaking your wallet. If a part has been torn off the car, or the car has been broken with a hole in it, using a body shop is the best advice I can give you. When I was a kid, life was simple. Earl Schieb advertised, “I’ll paint any car any color - $29.00.” Well, those days are gone! Spend the money the first time getting it fixed right or you’ll wind up spending it twice - one for the schlock job, and twice the amount for the legitimate guy to uncover the mess the first guy made and then doin’ it right! I hope I saved you some grief and gave you some good options. Happy motoring, drive carefully. See ya next time!
Thanksgiving and Turkeys By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor
I love holidays, but my very favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Everyone celebrates Thanksgiving, as it is the one holiday that people of all faiths, backgrounds, cultural and ethnic origins can enjoy. It is a time for families and friends to get together to watch football games and Thanksgiving Day parades, and to consume lots and lots of traditional Thanksgiving Day food. It also gives us the opportunity to think about the many things we each have to be thankful for, and we feel grateful for all the good things that occurred during the year, especially the fact that we are still here in the land of the living. Most of us know that the very first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 between the members of the Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag Indians to commemorate the year’s harvest reaped after an extremely harsh winter. By the mid-1800s, many States observed a Thanksgiving holiday. However, it was in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I have often wondered whether other countries celebrate Thanksgiving as we do, and on researching the holiday I came across some interesting facts. The ancient Greeks had a festival to honor the goddess of corn and grains. The ancient Romans had a harvest festival known as Cerelia which was celebrated in honor of the deity Ceres (Goddess of Corn). In Korea the celebration falls on August 15 and continues for three whole days. Before starting their feast, the family gathers beneath the moonlight in remembrance of their ancestors and forefathers. The Chinese celebrate the August Moon festival that falls on the fifteenth day of the eigth lunar month of their calendar. They believe that
the moon is roundest and brightest on this day. It is also known as the Women Festival as women are considered to have warm and compassionate virtues, along with the gift of fertility, just like Mother Earth. Canada also has their Thanksgiving Day or Harvest Home Festival which is celebrated on the second Monday in October, and England has its own Harvest Festival. I promised some turkey facts, and here they are. There are a number of explanations for the origin of the turkey name. Some believe Christopher Columbus thought that the land he discovered was connected to India, and he believed the bird he discovered (the turkey) was a type of peacock. He therefore called it tuka which is peacock in Tamil, an Indian language. Actually the turkey is a type of pheasant. The Native American name for turkey is firkee and some say this is how turkeys got their name. They also produce a sound, when alarmed, that sounds like “turk, turk, turk.” Surprisingly, turkeys are the only breed of poultry native to the Western Hemisphere. Domesticated turkeys cannot fly at all, but wild turkeys can fly for short distances at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. In the past, the turkey and the bald eagle were both considered for the honor of being the national symbol of America. Benjamin Franklin was one of those who argued passionately on behalf of the turkey. Franklin felt the turkey, although “vain and silly,” was a better choice than the bald eagle, which he felt was a cowardly bird. The ballroom dance known as the Turkey Trot was named for the short, jerky steps a turkey makes. I hope you enjoyed reading some of these facts, and I wish all of you and your loved ones, a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Why Shouldn’t We Feed Water Birds? Submitted By JUDITH OLMSTEAD
This document is Fact Sheet WEC 179, one of a series of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First published November 2003, Reviewed April, 2009. Please visit the EDIS website at http://edis. ifas.ufl.edu. “Water birds” are birds that live in or near aquatic environments such as the ocean, lakes, marshes, swamps, and rivers. This includes pelicans, ducks, geese, herons, egrets, gulls, terns, cormorants, etc. What types of problems can occur from feeding water birds? Feeding water birds leads to problems such as: • behavioral problems in the birds -- they lose their fear of humans and become aggressive; • malnutrition from eating foods with low or no nutritional value; • injuries from swallowing hooks and nonfood items; • entanglement in fishing line -- which can lead to starvation, loss of a wing or foot, and death; • injuries from swallowing large fish bones which they cannot digest -- large fish bones can puncture a bird’s pouch, get caught in the throat, and even puncture a bird’s stomach; • becoming tame, losing fear of humans; • increased spread of disease; • degradation of water quality (from concentrations of bird feces); • parent birds who are dependent on humans for food and therefore cannot teach their own young proper foraging techniques to feed themselves. Feeding wild birds at fishing piers is harmful to the birds’ health. Birds that attempt to swallow too large a fish may choke or suffer internal injuries. Birds that learn to associate fishermen with food may try to eat fish off the hook and become severely injured or die from swallowing hooks or getting entangled in fishing line monofilaments. Studies show that more than 700 pelicans die each year by getting caught in monofilament fishing line. Feeding birds also concentrates birds in one location. This leads to an increased chance of disease being transmitted from bird to bird. Avian pox may be transmitted through the increased physical contact between
birds that comes with crowding and intense competition for food. Diseases such as avian botulism are transmitted between birds through their droppings. With large amounts of bird droppings comes the increased transmission of these diseases. Large amounts of bird droppings can also lead to increased bacterial counts, including E. coli, in nearby bodies of water. Plus, the increased amount of nutrients from bird droppings leads to growth of algae and may affect water quality. Bread and other processed foods are not part of a bird’s natural diet and may lead to malnutrition from eating foods with little or no nutritional value. The balance of fiber, fats, micronutrients, carbohydrates and protein in a bird’s natural diet is radically different from a scavenged diet consisting mostly of human food. Also, birds can choke on large pieces of bread. Further, the leftover bread is attractive to other wildlife such as rats and raccoons, which are predators of eggs and chicks. Wild birds that are fed frequently become habituated to it. This repetitive behavior of going after food thrown to them can result in the birds swallowing anything that is thrown to them, including garbage. Birds that are taught to be dependent on humans for food cannot teach their own young traditional foraging behaviors; the young may starve as a result. Tame birds also become vulnerable to hostile human behavior. They get chased by children and dogs and harassed by those who think the birds are a nuisance. Feeding causes birds to be unafraid of dangerous hazards like cars. Additionally, some species, such as the ducks, geese and swans, may alter their normal migration patterns if food is provided year-round. Sometimes people attempt to feed birds up close, which causes undue stress to birds. This is especially harmful during the breeding season. Approaching nests to feed birds may lead to birds altering their nest placement, abandoning their nests, or to nest failures. It may cause the nest to be noticed or found by predators such as crows and jays. Feeding wild birds can lead to property damage or aggression from the birds. During breeding season Sandhill Cranes that seem tame have been known to attack pets and damage property.
Gulls, terns, and pelicans may swoop, dive or chase after you to obtain food. Geese and ducks can damage lawns by tearing grass up and eating it. They also deposit large amounts of fecal material on yards. Feeding is bad for most wildlife, and especially for water birds. What can you do to protect birds around coastal and inland water systems? • Don’t feed wild birds. • Enjoy watching them from a distance, especially during breeding season. For closer looks, use binoculars. • Help educate others about the consequences of feeding water birds. • When fishing: • Stay with your fishing poles, don’t leave them unattended; • Dispose of monofilament fishing line in a trashcan or if provided, use the monofilament recycling box; • Dispose of carcasses of larger fish in covered trashcans. Additional Sources of Information • Ducks Unlimited. Online: http://www.ducks.org/index. asp • Knight, R.L. and K.J. Gutzwiller. 1995. Wildlife and Recreationalists: Coexistence Through Management and Research. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 369 pp. • Kushlan, J.A., and H. Hafner., eds. 2000. Heron Conservation. Academic Press, London, 480 pp. • Lincer, J.L., D. Kricit, and J.E. Shaw. 1979.People and ‘pan-handling’ pelicans. Fla. Field Nat. 7:13-18. • Mays, A. 1997. Welcoming geese can be a mistake. All Outdoors. Online:http:// mdc.mo.gov/news/out/1997/ out0314.html#2 • Schaefer, J. March 1999. Domestic Duck Problems in Urban Areas. UF/IFAS. Online: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ UW015 • Schreiber, R.W. 1980. The Brown Pelican: An Endangered Species? BioScience vol. 30(11) pages 742-747. • Sprott, P., and F.J. Mazzotti. June1991. Bird Attacks. IFAS. Online: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ UW085 • Stys, B. 1997. Ecology of the Florida Sandhill Crane. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Nongame Wildlife TechnicalReport No. 15. Tallahassee, Fl, 20 pp.
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Calling All Readers By GLORIA SHOMER Calling All Readers. November is the season for gratitude. The holidays are coming. Our friends and neighbors have returned to their winter homes, and we are grateful and relieved to have been spared the full force of the Florida hurricane season. Daylight Savings Time has shortened our days as we proceed to go full throttle into what we call our “social season.” The library has had a busy summer. Those of us who are year-round residents have continued to provide all the latest books by our favorite authors, as well as some really good volumes by first time writers. All of these latest reserve books are available to us by becoming a friend of the library. There is nothing more pleasant than finding a message on your answering machine saying, “This is the Clubhouse Library, and we are holding that new book
you ordered at the reserve desk.” Joining up is as simple as paying the two dollars a year, choosing a free book from our sales shelves and being availed of all we have to offer, including entry into our monthly lottery drawing. The winner of this month’s lottery is Dottie Aleyre. We have some exciting events coming up. Our holiday sale starts November 29, and while our boutique is always filled with great offerings, don’t miss the display that Trudy Splied and Lucille Carlucci are putting out for our gift giving season. We have toys, dolls, jewelry, belts, scarves and other novelty items. Of course, I must not forget to mention that we also have amazing prices on hard covered books and beautiful plants. One of the things I love best is hearing from a person who has taken out a book on
my recommendation of how much she or he enjoyed it. Erica Spindler wrote one of the newly requested books on our shelves. Its title is Blood Vines and since it was heartily recommended to me, I in turn encourage our readers to give it a try. It is very rare that I can read a mystery book and have no idea of who did what and to whom until the last five pages. It was a smash hit. This year we experienced a true reading phenomenon. A Swedish author, Steig Larrson, was unknown not only to our country but also to the rest of the world. He died at age 54 and his estate posthumously released a trio of books that have been flying off the shelves. They are The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. Our request list has long waits for both regular and large
print. Movies of all three are in production, and many book clubs have chosen them for reading and discussion. It has an unlikely heroine. Lisbeth Salander is described as four-foot-eleven, ninetyfive pounds, able to hack into the most sophisticated computers and suspected of high functioning Aspergers disease. Covered with tattoos and body piercings, she is able to transform herself into whoever she needs to be. The plots are well thought out and the other characters, both heroes and villains are multi faceted and intriguing. I have finally been called for the first two volumes but am still waiting my turn for the Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. (And I work here!) I also enjoyed the latest Women’s Murder Club book called The Ninth Judgment. After an assailant guns down a mother and her infant at a shopping mall and a cat bur-
glar kills the wife of an AList actor, Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich, must pick up the pieces, but not before feelings for Rich threaten her marriage. Hint! One of the killers forces Lindsay to put her life on the line. Ho Hum. Yet another James Patterson murder mystery. I loved it. Our library is staffed by volunteers. We have been lucky to have found several full-time residents who have joined us. A pleasant smile and a willingness to assist others is what they have brought to the library. The company of people who love books inspires an instant commonality and leads happily to exchanges of ideas. We invite all of you who are book lovers to come and join us. Please let us know your thoughts about making this library an even better place. We always aim to do our best.
The Black Rose
Remember Me for Rainbows
If you see a rainbow across the early morning sky,
Do you hear the flow of the rippling brook Or the howl of the wolf at the door?
wake me, my darling, wake me.
Do you look up to see a star in the sky Or down to the rats in the trash?
No dream could mean so much
Do you stop to smell the aromas of the dinner Or think only of the pots to be washed?
Do you live and taste life fully Or dwell on the evil in the world?
as such a brush of wonder drawn at God’s command. If you see a rainbow
across the early morning sky,
wake me, my darling, wake me. Take me, take me by the hand… ~ SANDY WICKER
The rains have come and gone. The blue white clouds are painted across the sky. The dirty streets seem snow white for a few brief moments. Suddenly, there is a fight, The streets are now blood red. Our beloved flag, the red, white and blue, Waves wildly atop a building over seeing the street, The air quivers with colors we LOVE. I wonder what colored roses will be, placed upon his grave. I go to my friend’s funeral, the roses are BLACK. ~ DORY LEVISS
Do you let life touch every part of you Or do you feel you are in a trap? Do you look forward with hope Or backward in despair?
Is your glass of life half full? Half empty? The solution: A glass of the right size! ~ LILLIAN MANDELMAN
Just an illusion are you But the vibes reverberate right through I feel the warmth that you exude Like a pleasant musical etude. Let me keep you safe in my repository You feel so real, and it’s not just the poetry Our minds bisect, as if we’re together Our chemistry seeps through every fiber.
Seduction of the Sea I sat upon a lonely, white beach feeling so sad, No one in my reach. While gazing out into the Sea, I realized, looking out How vast that sea could be. I watched the waves hurl towards the shore galloping over and over and again once more. Then the wave flirted and winked towards me And beckoned me to come out to the sea. I upped off the sand and strolled into the sea, Oh, How the sea seemed to want me. Go further I went and followed the wave did I and turn and flowed into the wave, oh My! I rolled and rolled around in glee. The wave kept coming back to me. What fun, what a glorious happy day when the sea and I began to play. Not lonely, not lonely anymore, Because the sea and I started to explore. Its foam kissed my lonely, eager lips, I’ve fallen in love with the Sea and all its tricks… ~ SANDI LEHMAN
This transcends the distance between us We have a deep feeling without any fuss You are my hidden treasure And I feel the mounting pleasure.
Senior Benefits Senior citizens pay half fare. We see our doctors through Medicare. Cut rate tickets at the theater Help make life a little sweeter Senior discounts – sometimes two. This is just to name a few. Words of thanks are on my tongue. To tell the truth… I’d rather be young! ~ LILLIAN WHITE
Please hug me for as long as you wish You are certainly a pleasurable dish I must now make sure that you are tucked in real nice And for now let my dream suffice.
~ GEORGE SHEVELOVE
Remembrance and Forgetting The need to remember Will always be there Else how would you know they care But I say with regret There’s time to forget And move, but I know not where. ~ MARTIN BOLTAX
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.
~ Norma Locker
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By BERNICE RUGA Saturday 9/4/10 L. Fertik / B. Wais – R. Davis / G. Schulhoff 9/11/10 P. Feldman / H. Lieberman – B. Luber / H. Luber 9/25/10 L. Fertik / R. Rosen – B. Wais / T. Loria Monday 9/6/10 R. Colman / B. Weinberg – A. Greene / B. Wais 9/13/10 G. Rothman / A. Greene – B. Ruga / I. Ruga 9/20/10
B. Ruga / I. Ruga – B. Cordes / C. Parness 9/27/10 B. Weinberg / P. Tepper – H. Lieberman / B. Cordes Tuesday 9/7/10 F. Beaudin / B. Wolf – B. Ruga / I. Ruga 9/14/10 F. Feaudin / B. Wolf – P. Tepper/ B. Cordes 9/21/10 P. Tepper / B. Weinberg – B. Ruga / I. Ruga 9/28/10 G. Rothman / R. Rosen – B. Ruga / I. Ruga
The Puzzler By CHARLES K. PARNESS Watch your speed! The Smith family left CVE and drove 120 miles to visit friends for a barbecue. Mr. Smith drove at a good pace, and completed the trip at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. The trip was upsetting to the Smith family because as they arrived at their friend’s house a motorcycle policeman pulled them over. He wrote out a speeding ticket because 60 miles per hour was above the speed limit. The speeding ticket was almost as bad as his wife’s back seat driving and her constantly telling him he was going too fast. On the way home and traveling the exact same route, and very mindful of the speeding ticket, Mr. Smith averaged only 40 miles per hour. When they arrived at their
condo unit, another argument ensued between Mr. Smith and his wife. She maintained that the average speed of the entire trip was 50 miles per hour. She figured 60 miles per hour going and 40 miles per hour returning meant that the average speed was 50 miles per hour. Mr. Smith, trying to win at least one argument that day, took pencil and paper to prove his wife wrong. Can you help this poor guy? Is the average speed for the entire trip 50 miles per hour as Mrs. Smith claims or is Mr. Smith correct in that it is some other average speed, and what is it? That is the problem. The Solution to Puzzler can be found on page 31B.
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CVE Symphony Orchestra By WILLIAM P. BRYAN, Ph.D.,Vice President and Secretary As mentioned in the October issue of the Reporter, this season’s four concerts will include compositions by noted composers Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and, Vieuxtemps. For over 25 years, your Symphony Orchestra has been performing concerts which have continuously been culturally enhancing the landscape of Century Village East. Experiencing continuous growth, the orchestra presents some of the best guest artists from the international community. We do thank you, our loyal audience, for contributing to this growth over the years. Our first concert… December 7, 2010 Our first concert of this new season is on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse Auditorium. Our featured guest will be: Mei Mei Luo, concert violinist Recognized as one of south Florida’s finest violinists, Mei Mei Luo was, until its closing, the assistant concert master of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, and served as its concert master for the final concert in 2003. She is the founding first violinist of the acclaimed Delray String Quartet, which performs every season throughout three south Florida counties. As a soloist, she has performed Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, and Bruch violin concertos. She is concertmaster of Orchestra Miami and the South Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. She also has been a regular member of the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival since 2000. Many of you will remember her from our 2007-2008 concert seasons in which she played Max Bruch’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor, Op.26. Another brilliant piece of music masterfully performed! Mei Mei Luo earned her bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai and Shenyang Conservatories of Music. She was the second prize winner of the National Youth Violin Competition of China and has earned her master’s degree at the University of Miami. She will perform Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 64. Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, is his last large orchestral work, forming an important part of the violin repertoire and is no doubt, one of the most popular and most
CVE Symphony Orchestra frequently performed violin concertos of all time. Although conceived in 1838, this work took another six years to complete. And, it did not premiere until 1845. Distinctive aspects of the concerto include the immediate entrance of the violin at the beginning of the composition and the linking of the three movements with each movement immediately following the previous one. It is no wonder that this concerto was hailed as one of the greatest violin concertos of all time. And, to continue with the Program, the orchestra will perform: Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Suite 3 Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, Russia on May 7, 1840 and died on November 6, 1893 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He composed during the Romantic Period, with his compositional media including: orchestra, chamber music, opera, ballet, keyboard, choral, and songs. His notable works include: Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique), the ballets, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker, and orchestral works, Romeo and Juliet, 1812 Overture, and Capricio Italien. Mozart: Symphony No. 35 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1756 and died in Vienna on December 5, 1791. He composed during the Classical Period, with his compositional media including: orchestra, chamber music, keyboard, choral, opera, and ballet. He was one of the most prolific composers of the classical period who wrote over 600 pieces during his short life time. Notable works include 41 symphonies, 27 piano concertos, the Requiem in D minor, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik for strings, and the operas Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute. His Symphony No. 35 was composed in 1782 and is called the Haffner Symphony. It was commissioned by the Haffners, a prominent
Salzburg family, for the occasion of Sigmund Haffner’s ennoblement. The 1st movement, the Allegro con spirito, he stated, was to be played with fire. It begins with no introduction and with all instruments in unison, which promotes a quite powerful opening motive. The 2nd movement, Andante, provides a welcome relief with its slow and graceful melodies announced by the woodwinds. Some have summarized this movement as being both delicate and elaborate, but definitely relaxing. The 3rd movement, Menuetto, shows a bright change of atmosphere from the previous slow Andante movement. This movement is brighter and lighter while also creating a more flowing effect. The 4th movement, Presto, maintains as much fire as the 1st movement. When providing his father, Leopold, with performance instructions for the “Presto” movement, his advice was that this movement should be played “as fast as possible.” With its brilliance, fire, and grandeur, it is most apparent why Mozart chose this movement as the final movement for the Haffner Symphony. (Note: the program may change at the discretion of the conductor) Words of Gratitude to Ruth Cousin, Violinist and Orchestra Manager Emeritus… Ruth became a member of the CVESO in 1984. She notes that because of her love of music, the conductor, and the wonderful musicians, this activity became her main focus. Early on, she enjoyed helping Stella Lass, former CVESO President, who begged her to take over the job as manager of the orchestra. After several refusals, Ruth finally told Stella that she would try doing the job of the manager… for a year! Ruth said that if she got into trouble being the manager that Stella would have to look for someone
else to do that job. Ruth said that not only did she get into trouble but that she enjoyed the work more and more. She got to work with the CVE Management, concert soloists, and musicians as well and was able to talk to the audience at concerts. She also sent contracts to all of the concert soloists and on occasion, to hire them. She also handled the vast music library, spending four years organizing all of it. She also prepared the music folders for each musician for every concert, and at the same time, spent numerous hours practicing the music herself. Ruth points out that every spare hour of her life was filled with orchestra business. As life would have it, she says, after 25 years with the orchestra, her eyesight was deteriorating and she very reluctantly resigned from the orchestra this past year. She still attends all of the concerts “because my heart and soul are still with them.” Dr. McAlister, our CVESO Conductor, she noted, is a very talented and most capable orchestra conductor and she misses him most of all. He was “very nice to me, even calling me ‘boss at times.” Ruth said that Dr. McAlister has found several very capable people to cover all of her orchestra jobs, and the orchestra sounds good. For anyone who does not attend
our concerts, she said, they are missing marvelous entertainment. Ruth also noted that “the orchestra performs four times every season and that you will find the news of the orchestra in our very informative Reporter, written by our dedicated scribe, violinist, and Ph.D., Bill Bryan.” Save these dates… Our other concert dates are: January 18, February 22, and March 22, 2011. Your orchestra needs you!!! Volunteer… And don’t forget…we need your help in filling all of those 1,600 seats for each and every concert! A big job, but we are confident that you can help us fill the Auditorium to capacity! Our continuation is totally dependent upon your audience participation. So, when at the pool, at bingo, out for a walk or at other social gatherings, please talk about the CVESO and ask other community residents to come to the concerts in support of the orchestra. What does it mean to volunteer??? Some thoughts on this: to offer free help, to do something by choice, to tell something without being asked, and to suggest somebody else as a helper. The Orchestra Guild We are most grateful for the generous time and work put into program development by the Orchestra Guild for fundraising activities for the orchestra. They are a good definition of being a volunteer…we salute you! Musicians needed… We are currently recruiting accomplished first violinists with classical music experience. If you (or anyone you know) have an interest in applying for a first violin position, please call Mary Ellen Sorce, Concertmaster, at (561) 395-5645.
SUDOKU Sudoku doesn’t require any special math skills or calculations. It is a simple and fun game of logic -- all that’s needed is brains and concentration.
There is really only one rule to Sudoku: Fill in the game board so that the numbers 1 through 9 occur exactly once in each row, column, and 3x3 box. The numbers can appear in any order and diagonals are not considered. Your initial game board will consist of several numbers that are already placed. Those numbers cannot be changed. Your goal is to fill in the empty squares following the simple rule above. 1. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each row. 2. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each column. 3. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each 3x3 box. 4. A complete Sudoku puzzle contains the numbers 1 through 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box. Hint: Start with a square that only has three numbers missing. Look at surrounding squares and grids to see which numbers you need to fill that 3x3 grid. SOLUTION ON PAGE 32B
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By CHARLES K. PARNESS
1) ABERZ ( _) ( _) _ ( _) ( _) 2) SOGOE ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) _ 3) ENORSUV ( _) _ ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) 4) AELLMNOTT ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) _ _ _ _ _ 5) EIQRTTU _ ( _) ( _) _ ( _) ( _) _ One definition of a peanut (pea-nut): // ( _) ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) // - // ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _)// Unscramble each word, then use the letters in the brackets to solve the jumble. Solution on page 32B
abcd efgh ib cgffh ikd cgl ikdh mbnd, ch efghdf osmm abcdokgi ngfh; s kpcrmh efgh ib kdgndl grbnd ikgi s mbnd ikdh cgl s cgffh. fbad e. aibtda
Hint: The letter “i” appearing above stands for the letter “T”
SOLUTION ON PAGE 32B
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Aging Gracefully With Dignity, Integrity & Spunk Intact
By Norma Roth, Author House, 238 Pages, $18.95, Paperback Author Roth has two words of advice for members of what she calls the “Silver Generation” when the physical and mental challenges of aging begin to rear their ugly heads: “DON’T PANIC.” (The caps are hers.) She writes: “Remember, you have been around longer than this thing you are facing. How about using the same skills, experiences, ingenuity and creativeness you have used all these many years (a half century or more!) to defeat these culprits?” In this inspiring guide, designed to empower and encourage people in their retirement years, the author uses humor, anecdotes and plenty of “rah-rah, you can do it!” cheerfulness to rouse even the most overwhelmed by-life members of the AARP generation. So you leave the water boiling on the stove? So you don’t know where you put your keys? So you wonder why you came into the room in the first place. The author essentially says, “So what?” then goes on to provide tools to help deflect ensuing panic and debunking related myths. Hint: older people aren’t the only ones who suffer from momentary lapses of memory. Included are cardinal rules to “keep people off your back.” When asked what you had for breakfast, and you can’t remember, simply change the subject. When with a group of people and you embarrassingly can’t recall a word, use another. “It doesn’t matter which, the simpler the better. A five-andten cent word is perfectly all right. You aren’t trying to be a Rhodes Scholar.” While “aging gracefully” is the point of her book, a major sub-point is that when aging, “age defiantly.” The power of positive thinking works. Age has nothing to do with it.
By Roger Rosenblatt, Ecco,
166 Pages, $21.99 Roger Rosenblatt, suave, affable TV essayist familiar to viewers of the former “News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” has created this beautiful, heartbreaking memoir in which, as E.L. Doctorow elegantly puts it, “Grandparents become parents, people die out of order, and time goes backwards.” On December 8, 2007, Rosenblatt and his wife Ginny had their lives altered forever by the sudden death of their daughter, Amy, a thirty-eight year old pediatrician and wife of a surgeon. She had suffered a fatal heart attack while on her treadmill in the basement of her home. Her body was discovered there by Jessica, her seven-year-old daughter and Sammy, her five-year-old son. With the encouragement of their son-in-law, Roger and Ginny moved from their Long Island home to Bethesda, Maryland, to help raise the grandchildren. They have been there ever since. “How long are you staying?” granddaughter Jessie asked Rosenblatt the day of her mother’s death. “Forever,” he answered. Making Toast is the alternately painful, witty and instructive account of the strange and familiar life Rosenblatt and his wife have taken on after their unimaginable loss. Upon moving in with their grandchildren, the couple soon realized they needed to learn how to become parents all over again. Diaper-duty, homework assignments, piano lessons and soccer games, who likes whole “cow” milk in their Apple Jacks, who prefers plain soy milk. The need to adapt to the needs of little children, bedtime stories, battery-operated toys, play dates, pacifiers, constant questions and occasional meltdowns. And each morning, Roger performs the one household duty he has actually mastered – making toast. Based on Roger’s memorable essay in The New Yorker (December 2008), this intensely personal and tender memoir is incredibly moving and will tug heavily – and beautifully -- at your heartstrings.
By Tom Rachman, Dial Press, 272 Pages, $25.00 “So good I had to read it
twice simply to figure out how Tom Rachman pulled it off,” wrote Christopher Buckley of this debut novel charting the goings-on at an about-to-go-bust Englishlanguage newspaper based in Italy. “How could [an author] so young have acquired such a precocious grasp on human foibles?” Brainchild and plaything of impulsive millionaire Cyrus Ott, the paper has been around since the fifties, scrappy, eclectic and always trusted to tell the truth. Now, as sound bites and websites threaten to sound the death knell for newspapers worldwide, the paper’s reporters, editors and executives scramble to try and save their jobs and careers. Ruthless editor-in-chief, Kathleen Solson, is secretly suffering after an emotional shift in her open marriage; Arthur Gopal, the indolent obit writer, is stunned by a death in his own family; veteran copy editor, Ruby Zaga, considered a “menopausal troll” by her young colleagues, finds herself suddenly vulnerable and infatuated after one stolen kiss. The paper’s old guard is represented by Lloyd Burko, a vagabond, four-timesmarried newshound, now reduced to peddling freelance stories while the new generation is personified by Winston Cheung, a bookish, innocent young hire, thrust into the dizzying world of moneygrubbing, women-grabbing foreign correspondents. And there are more characters to love, to hate, to savor in this wildly creative story which brings not only the storied daily paper newsroom to life but also provides a poignant, moving glimpse into the everyday universe of expatriates living in Rome’s center city (author Rachman has been a Rome-based correspondent for the Associated Press and now lives in Rome) all told in chapters which read like a collection of exquisite short stories. Sure to go down as one the best newsroom novels ever written, this zinger of a book is, for every reader, chockablock with hilarity, evil schemes and poignant characters with nothing in common but their dedication to a doomed newspaper. Witty, stirring and highly original, The Imperfectionists will establish Rachman as one of our
sharpest literary talents.
By Richard Bernstein, Knopf, 352 Pages, $26.00 “I took the Doon Express to Gaya. I would, given a choice, always want to take a train named so poetically. Doon Express. Actually it meant that I traveled in a second-class sleeper with all its windows broken so that the night air of northern India rushed typhoonlike through the compartment for the entire journey, and the other passengers, fearful of thieves, chained their baggage to the metal bars of the sleeping bunks.” For the reader who has neither the time, resources nor inclination to embark on an in-depth journey through China, India and the “stan” countries (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, etc.), Richard Bernstein’s enthralling new book will more than suffice, “For someone arriving from New Delhi, Hong Kong is like an orbiting space station. A train whooshes to the center of Hong Kong in twenty-two minutes. The downtown station is a glass chamber with elevators and translucent towers reaching to the sky. Uniformed service personnel wait with luggage carts for you to use when you
disembark. They do not ask for, or expect, tips.” Bernstein writes about taking a car to the border of Pakistan and India. “On either side of the road, water buffalo were grazing behind barbed-wire barriers which stretched far into the distance. The actual border was marked by a chalk line. An Indian guard made a point of having the Pakistani porter put my bag down while I was still in Pakistan. I moved it three feet to India, where it and the computer bag I had carried myself were picked up by two Indian porters.” In this brilliant new book, New York Times book critic Bernstein writes of his journey retracing the route taken by the Chinese Buddhist monk, Hsuan Tsang, who, in the year 629, set out across Asia in search of the Buddhist Truth. From the Tang dynasty capital at Xian through the ancient Silk Road oasis, over forbidding mountain passes to Tashkent, Samarkand and the Amu-Darya River, across Pakistan to the holiest cities of India – and back – Ultimate Journey is a vivid, profoundly felt, incredibly rewarding retelling of two stirring adventures – one in the past and one in the present – in pursuit of illumination.
Solution of PUZZLER Mr. Smith is right - the average speed for the entire trip is not 50 miles per hour. On the trip to their friend’s house they traveled at 60 miles per hour. Since the trip was exactly 120 miles, they completed it in two hours. On the return trip, they averaged 40 miles per hour. Since the return trip was 120 miles, they completed it in three hours. Therefore the entire trip was 120 miles plus 120 miles or 240 miles for the round trip. They spent two (2) hours going and three (3) hours returning for a total of five (5) hours. Therefore, they traveled the 240 miles in five hours. Dividing the 240 miles by the five hours, you have an average speed of 48 miles per hour. Mr. Smith finally won an argument.
Sudoku Solution: Cryptogram Solution: SOME PRAY TO MARRY THE MAN THEY LOVE, MY PRAYER WILL SOMEWHAT VARY; I HUMBLY PRAY TO HEAVEN ABOVE THAT I LOVE THE MAN I MARRY. ~ ROSE P. STOKES
Jumble Solution: 1) ZEBRA 2) GOOSE 3) NERVOUS 4) ALLOTMENT 5) QUITTER Answer: “AN OVER ZEALOUS UROLOGIST”
2010 Area Chair and Vice Chair
The Broward Center & Mazel Musicals present
Gold Standards of the American Songbook
The Songs of Irving Berlin This new musical journey spans seven decades of American history as seen through the perceptive and hopeful eyes of Irving Berlin. Songs include: There’s No Business Like Show Business, Cheek to Cheek.
March 9-13, 2011
February 9-13, 2011
TIME AFTER TIME The Songs of Jule Styne One of the most prolific songwriter/composers in American theater, Styne created songs suited for particular Broadway divas. Songs include: Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, Don’t Rain on My Parade.
A GRAND TOUR The Songs of Jerry Herman There is never an evening when, somewhere in the world, the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman are not being sung. Songs include: Hello Dolly, Time Heals Everything.
Jan. 19-30, 2011
Feb. 16-27, 2011
April 13-17, 2011
The Broward Center & Mazel Musicals present
Conceived and Directed by Barry Levitt
January 12-16, 2011
The Brains Behind the Mob Starring Mike Burstyn The story about the infamous gangster, gambler and complicated man, Meyer Lansky, who masterminded some of the most ingenious wealth management systems for his gangland brethren.
March 16-27, 2011
Starring Jim Brochu
A naïve reporter attempts to interview the famously volatile and hilarious Zero Mostel in this explosion of humor, outrage and backstage lore.
Apr. 27 - May 8, 2011
THE NIGHT IS FILLED WITH MUSIC: The Music of the RKO Pictures Era Music of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers and all of the early Disney classics. Songs include: The Way You Look Tonight, When You Wish Upon A Star.
For tickets and group discounts call: 954.462.0222 or visit AventuraCenter.org
A spiritual journey stretching across four decades, two continents, and 3 circumcisions. It's that rare collision of comedy and theater that will have everyone howling with laughter.
Hilarity reigns supreme whena Jewish actor and four nuns attempt to entertain on a cruise ship. It's an ecumenical laugh riot! A hilarious celebration of Jewish and Catholic traditions.
For tickets and group discounts call: 954.462.0222 or visit AventuraCenter.org
3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura, FL 33180
3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura, FL 33180
All programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.
All programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.
CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild By MARION G. COHEN
Seated L-R Lillian Mandelman, Pearl Tepper, Marion Cohen, Gladys Miller. Standing L-R Adele Weiner, Sy Gold, Roz Mandell, Ruth Cosner, Bea Guccione, Toni Ponto, Kitty Cole, Gert Schwartz, Betty Schwartz. A flyer listing information about planned events for the season has been mailed to all members of the Guild. Unfortunately, there were some errors in the dates. Please refer to the listing below for the correct dates. 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 the Symphony Orchestra.
The board is seen celebrating our successful 2009 – 2010 season in which they donated $10,000 to the CVE Symphony Orchestra. Please help make this season successful by attending our events. So take out your calendars and plan to join us in our 2010 – 2011 excursions into fun, culture and musical experiences. DECEMBER 2010 EVENT December 16 (Thursday Matinee)
GOLDIE, MAX & MILK Florida Stage Theater at Kravis Center for Performing Arts Dinner at LePavillon Contact Betty Schwartz at 954-427-1157 Cost: $79 per person for the show, dinner and bus transportation JANUARY 2011 EVENTS January 16 (Sunday at 2 p.m.) Open Membership Meeting in Party Room
Mini Orchestra of wind and string instruments, members of CVE Symphony All residents invited January 26 (Wednesday) – Day With a Difference Norton Museum City Place Concert at Kravis Center performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Poland Dinner at a gourmet restaurant in Boca Raton Contact Gladys Miller at 954-9232 Cost: $119 per person including transportation FEBRUARY 2011 EVENTS February 17 (Thursday at 11:30 a.m.) FASHION SHOW Place: Clubhouse Party Room Sponsor: Cathy’s of Boca Luncheon at noon Entertainment by professional performers Prizes Contact Toni Ponto at 954428-0286 Cost: $25 per person February 23 (Wednesday) “Turandot” Opera at FAU / Russian National Symphony Orchestra seats Contact Marion Cohen at 954-428-1315 Cost: $57 per person includes transportation MARCH 2011 EVENT March 10 (Thursday) “Swan Lake” Ballet at FAU / Russian Classical Ballet Moyseev of Moscow Orchestra seats Contact Ruth Cosner at 954-725-5394 COST: $52 per person includes transportation Now, isn’t this 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 Day With a Difference and attend our Fashion Show. Have you paid your dues of $10 single and $15 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!
Also stops at COOCVE and Master Management.
Movie Review NOVEMBER By SANDRA PARNESS
LETTERS TO JULIETWhat if you had a second chance to find true love? An American girl on vacation in Italy finds an unanswered letter to Juliet, one of thousands of missives left at the fictional lover’s Verona courtyard, which are typically answered by the secretaries of Juliet and she goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in the letter. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Marcia DeBonis, Vanessa Redgrave. PG, 105 minutes. Playing Thursday, November 4, 2010, 8 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2010, 8 p.m., Sunday, November 7, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, November 8, 2010, 2p.m.
CITY ISLAND- Truth is stranger than family. The Rizzos, a family who doesn’t share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con brought home by the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private. Starring Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin. PG-13, 100 minutes. Playing Monday, November 8, 2010, 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m., Thursday, November 11, 2010, Friday, November 12, 2010, 8 p.m.
ROBIN HOOD- The story of an archer in the army of Richard Coeur de Lion who fights against the Norman invaders and becomes the legendary hero known as Robin Hood. Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, William Hurt. PG-13, 140 minutes. Playing Sunday, November 14, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, November 15, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 2 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8 p.m. IRON MAN 2- A billionaire Tony must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to
his superhero alter ego Iron Man. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Platrow . PG-13, 124 minutes. Playing Friday, November 19, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 2 & 8 p.m. KARATE KID- Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu taught to him by a master. Starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan. PG, 140 minutes. Playing Friday, November 26, 2010, 8 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2010, 8 p.m., Monday, November 29,
2010, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 2 p.m. LOVELY STILL- A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time. Starring Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn. PG, 92 minutes. Playing Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 8 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2010, 8 p.m., Friday, December3, 2010, 8 p.m., Sunday, December 5, 2010, 8 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2010, 2 p.m.
New Bus Procedure for the West Route (to Deerfield Mall, etc.)
Guaranteed Seats 1. At the Clubhouse, tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis up to the seating capacity of the bus. 2.
When the bus arrives at the Clubhouse, residents with tickets will board. The tickets will be collected as you enter the bus. Note: This does not apply to the internal CVE bus system, only the external West Route. • Mini Buses replace blue trolleys • Inside routes remain same • Express coaches run SHOW NIGHTS only � � from November through March
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