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The Nature Club Explores Vizcaya Inside and Out

Text and Photos by DORIS WACHSLER What’s in a name? Does it tell the whole story? – Maybe or maybe not. For example, take the Nature Club. Long known in the Village for sponsoring hikes on wooded trails, bird watching in the wetlands, bus trips to Shark Valley or the West Palm Beach Zoo, the Club still does all this and more. In a departure from its usual repertoire of activities, some members of our group recently spent a glorious day in Miami at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The Vizcaya Estate, a National Historic Landmark and an accredited museum, includes the main house with interior courtyard, statuary, terraced gardens and imaginative grottos and stone barges. Limited by the museum

to a group of 20 for a private guided tour, we were led in an interactive visit through the mansion by an informative and friendly docent. “What shows you that the designers of this place combined a subtropical Florida look with an Italianate setting?” she asked us. (The palm tree motif embedded in the wallpaper.) The estate was built early in the 20th century but has the look of an Italian Renaissance or Baroque villa. It has period furnishings and decorative elements of the 16th through the 19th centuries throughout its three floors. Luckily for us, we arrived well before other visitors that day. Hardly anyone else was in the café, adjoining patio and gift shop. The café served tasty bites for

lunch that we relished in sunshine or shade. Some of us couldn’t resist at least admiring, if not purchasing, a unique object to take home. Following our tour and lunch, we were at liberty to explore the remainder of the house and surrounding gardens at our leisure. To visit all the sights outdoors required more than a bit of surface walking. The more adventurous and energetic of us climbed up and down stairs and short bridges made from crushed coral. We then walked around paths between the hedges and finally arrived at the top of an artificially created hill, The Mound. Looking down at the vistas of fountains, cascades and pools below was the reward for our exertion. The prime piece of proper-

ty, chosen by James Deering, for his estate fronts Biscayne Bay, affording breathtaking water views from many vantage points. A beautifullycrafted stone barge and nearby yacht landing add to the spectacular use of the coastal location. Our shutterbugs made sure to capture these sights to recall in detail later on. Now we summoned up the last of our energy to revisit the inside, both the rooms we had previously seen with our guide and the upper two floors of bedrooms, guest rooms, pantries and kitchen. There was evidence of informed and monied collecting throughout the house: exquisite linens and four poster draperies on beds, fine art hanging on the walls, delft and heavily, gold-embossed

china in breakfronts. So, was this a true Nature Club trip? Did it qualify as an experience to “preserve and protect” nature, our Club’s motto? I think so. The Vizcaya homestead sits on a gorgeous cove where the natural beauties of land and sea have been further enhanced by human ingenuity. The design, architecture and furnishings of the buildings are complemented by intentional plantings, sculpted shrubbery and untouched forests. This gorgeous Vizcaya estate combines natural and man-made treasures. Safeguarded by our country as a National Historic Landmark, the beauties of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are now further preserved in our individual memories.

CVE Symphony Guild Fashion Show Text By TONI PONTO, Photo By LORI BENOIT The CVE Symphony Guild held its sixth annual Fashion Show on Saturday, February 18, in the Party Room of the Clubhouse. The ladies and gentlemen who attended enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Famous Deli, fashions by Bealls, and entertainment by our own Lady of Song, Donna Capobianco and dancer, Mitzi Rice. Many free door prizes were given out and the Grand Finale was a raffle of four beautiful mermaid stained glass pieces donated by Harry

Liner of the Stained Glass Club. The money collected from this raffle was donated to the Symphony Guild which in turn, donates to our CVE Symphony Orchestra. All of the proceeds of the Fashion Show, minus expenses, are donated to the Symphony Orchestra as well. Pictured right: Models for Fashion Show: L-R Joe Ruggiero, Jack Deering, Donna Dowling, Nicole Obregon, Lucille Trepanier, Estelle Sabsels, Eva Rachesky, Susan Dove, Ana Guibelini.


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Lyndhurst K Annual Luncheon Text and Photo By MURIEL BIEL Our annual building luncheon took place at Muddy Waters Restaurant on February 10. Fifty nine people attended for an afternoon of good food, fun and friendship. Natalie Tatz, our Luncheon Chair, did a great job of selecting the restaurant and keeping us entertained. While waiting for the main course, we played a musical game; the winners won a bottle of wine. Bob Turk, our President, welcomed our new unit own-

ers and introduced our new Board of Directors. They are: Lori Benoit, Vice President and Secretary, Muriel Beil, Treasurer and Board Members Mary Mahoney, Peter Penny, Pearl Gerstein and Barry Rubinson. Everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to me as it happened to be my birthday that day. It takes events like this to bring us closer as we get to know and socialize with our neighbors. Looking forward to next year when we can do it again.

Ashby D Installation Text by MYRIAM SACHS, Photos by FRED SAFRAN On February 2, 2012, a happy crowd of 88 people celebrated the installation of the new board of Ashby D at the Asian Buffet in Deerfield Beach. Steven Fine, President of COOCVE, presented Chaz Cawthorne, a painter with South Coast, with a certificate honor-

ing his heroic act of attempting to rescue the Grantham B resident who tragically drove into the lake. The other painter, Jonatas Batista, was unable to attend. Linda Lehn and Barbara Goertter from Seacrest were also present. Everyone had a very good time!

Chaz Cawthorne with Myriam Sachs

Joe Sachs, Steven Fine and Donna Dowling

Lyndhurst J Condo Association Annual Luncheon and Installation Mary Mahoney, Natalie Tatz, Lori Benoit, Bob Turk, Muriel Beil and Peter Penny

The Jet Setters Trip – Jersey Boys By SANDI LEHMAN On Thursday, January 12, 2012, the Jet Setters Singles Group met at the bus area to embark on our private, comfortable bus to go to the Broward Center of Performing Arts to see the show, Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The bus trip was very comfortable as our 46 members and guests chatted away. We arrived at the beautiful Broward Center Theater in ample time for browsing and for some to have a light lunch before the performance.

Our seats were in the mezzanine area and all could see and hear the wonderful show. Our members swayed and smiled with all the songs played in the performance, reminiscent of our time years ago. Much applause was given, with standing ovations for the performance. After the performance, we all boarded our bus back to CVE. We enjoyed a fabulous day out with the Jet Setters Singles Group. A huge success!

Text and Photos by SIDNEY MARGLES, President The Lyndhurst J Condo Association recently held its annual luncheon and installation of new officers at the Café Provence in Delray Beach. There were 48 residents in attendance. Merle Margles, Chair of the event, presented a “thank you” plaque to outgoing Vice-President Paul Surrette for services above and beyond the call of duty in recent years. Paul suffered a heart attack on the CVE tennis courts recently and was saved by the quick action of the CVE Staff using a defibrillator, donated by the Reporter staff, while waiting for the Fire-Rescue crews to rush him to the hospital. While he has withdrawn from active duty at the condo, he will be available to the new board in a consultative capacity.

Lyndhurst J Residents Enjoying the Luncheon

Merle Margles Presenting Plaque to Paul Surrette

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Lyndhurst N “Neighbors Bash” Text by HELENE WAYNE Photos by FRED SAFRAN

For the fourth time, our now just about professional Party Committee did it again. We joined together on January 21 in the Party Room of the Clubhouse and these gals were hostesses with the mostest. The only work that the guests had to do was sign in as they entered the party; from there on, these ladies had everything nicely planned. We viewed tables that were laden with so much hard-to-resist food that it became a problem trying to decide what one should eat. Before we raided it all, our newer residents introduced themselves. Then it was time for each of the rest of us to let them know something about us.

Of course, one of the joys of a gathering like this is renewing friendships with the many folks that we have been living so close to for so many years. Unfortunately, in buildings this large, one does not get enough opportunity to spend some time with your neighbors. Therefore, this is a wonderful renewal of it. To our four-lady committee, we say thank you for the effort that you expended creating this enjoyable and of course delicious afternoon for all of us. Our thanks go to the chairlady Barbara Schwartz, and her three co-workers Janet Rothkopf, Sheila Kleiner and Claire Komisar. You gals are the “Best!”

Oakridge V 2012 Installation Text and Photos By JULES KESSELMAN On February 8, Oakridge V held its 2012 installation at The Asian Buffet Bar and Grill on S. Federal Hwy. Over 40 residents attended this event. It was a chance for new owners to meet the old owners. The next scheduled event will be a building meeting/breakfast on St.

Patrick’s Day, March 17. Cyndee Pattison, this year’s very able MC, presented President Donna Capobianco and Vice President George Smalls a token honorarium for their dedication in making Oakridge V one of the best in the Village.

MC Cyndee Pattison

Oakridge V 2012 Board. L/R Jules Kesselman; Secretary Caryl Razler; Allen Warmbrand; Vice President George Smalls and President Donna Capobianco. Missing, Treasurer Ray Capobianco and Jess Levin.

Ventnor G Annual Installation By DORIS FISCHER Ventnor G held their annual installation at the St. Tropez Restaurant on January 29. Dinner was followed by

dancing and entertainment. I was re-elected as president, for the fourth time. In my acceptance

speech, I delivered the following poem, reflecting my fondness for Ventnor G.

V is for Vitality. We keep on working, trying, never endingly. E is for Energy. We always find enough energy to keep improving. N is for Nicety. We ARE the nicest, friendliest building in the Village. T is for Tenacity. Efforts are made until the problems are solved. N is for Neighborly. Within the building and within the area, we have always enjoyed being good neighbors to all. O is for Original. Our Bulletin, our Telephone Directory, our greeting cards were all started in the very first days. R is for Retirement. Yes, we are a retirement community, but Ventnor G residents will NEVER retire from the joy of living in the best building in the Village. And the big G – that stands for this Gem of a building that we all love to call home.


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Our Writers from L’Alliance Francophone Text and Photos By JOCELYNE PAQUETTE On February 15, the Alliance Francophone organized a meeting to appreciate the French writers of CVE. Twenty-eight books and manuscripts were presented. For most of them, it was their first attempt at writing; an experience that could have easily been very daunting and discouraging. Bravo for their persistence and success! More than twenty were memoirs, but we also saw a novel, poetry, drama, philosophical thoughts, a book on wellness and one on French literacy. Pierre Legault, master of ceremonies, asked pertinent questions to the writers about their motivation and the process involved. Then a dozen or so writers read a short excerpt of their text. We also had songs by Lucile Graveline and musical renditions by Giuseppe Ferri, keyboard, and Randolph Margitza, violinist. A wine and cheese tasting followed, during which mem-

bers of the audience were able to chat with the writers and admire their work. Since 2007, L’Alliance Francophone has offered a class called Écrire ses mémoires (Writing your memoirs) under the direction of Jocelyne Paquette. This workshop allows participants to develop creativity, confirm that they are able to write, look at the past with a more sympathetic eye, evoke happy moments or liberate themselves from negative memories and access the positive collective energy of the group. Writing our memoirs is a gift from the heart, a cultural heritage for our descendants. Le Cercle d’écriture (Writers’ Circle), started three years ago by Christine Viens, is for people who have started, or want to start, a writing project: a novel, a memoir, short stories, poetry, etc. Members meet every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. A sense of pride, com-

Giuseppe Ferri, Lucile Graveline, Randolph Margitza plicity and motivation is the slogan. This year the Alliance has added another activity; it is a monthly meeting called Nos écrivains (Our writers), under the direction of Mar-

celle Chemtov and Pierre Legault, where writers read short excerpts. All members of the Alliance are welcome, whether to read or to listen and partake in the discussion. All those involved in Écrire

ses memoires (Writing your memoirs), Cercle d’écriture (Writers’ Circle) and Nos écrivains (Our writers) were very happy to participate in this event and proud of the work they had done.

Nos écrivains francophones de l’Alliance Par JOCELYNE PAQUETTE Une rencontre pour la Reconnaissance des écrivains membres de l’Alliance francophone de CVE a eu lieu le 15 février. Les auteurs ont partagé, avec une fierté bien méritée, 28 livres et manuscrits. C’était d’autant plus admirable parce que la plupart d’entre eux s’aventuraient pour la première fois dans le domaine littéraire. Cette nouvelle expérience aurait pu facilement leur donner le trac et les décourager, mais non, ils ont

persisté et réussi. Bravo! Une vingtaine d’écrivains ont écrit leurs mémoires, les autres se sont lancés dans différentes catégories : roman, poésie, pièce de théâtre, recueil de pensées, mieux-être et alphabétisation. Pendant la rencontre, Pierre Legault, l’animateur, a posé des questions pertinentes aux écrivains sur leur démarche et une douzaine d’écrivains ont lu un court extrait de leur texte. De plus, on a eu le plaisir d’entendre la merveilleuse voix de Lucile Graveline ainsi que de magnifiques pièces de musique instrumentale jouées

par Giuseppe Ferri, claviériste, et Randolph Margitza, violoniste. Un vin et fromage a clôturé la fête pendant laquelle les membres de l’auditoire ont pu échanger avec les écrivains. Depuis 2007, l’Alliance francophone offre l’atelier Écrire ses mémoires avec Jocelyne Paquette, animatrice. Cet atelier permet de développer l’esprit créateur de chacun, de regarder le passé avec un œil plus sympathique, d’évoquer des moments heureux ou de se libérer des souvenirs malheureux et d’accéder à l’énergie collective

Group of 27 French writers.

du groupe, élément additionnel de motivation qui permet à chacun de découvrir qu’il est capable d’écrire. Écrire ses mémoires, c’est un cadeau du cœur qui constitue notre héritage culturel. Un autre atelier créé il y a trois ans par Christine Viens est offert, le Cercle d’écriture. Il regroupe des personnes ayant un projet d’écriture déjà en cours ou en tête : roman, récit de vie, recueil de nouvelles ou de poèmes, etc. À chaque mercredi à 13 h 30, la fierté, la complicité et la motivation sont au rendez-vous. Depuis cette année, une

réunion mensuelle intitulée Nos écrivains sous la direction de Marcelle Chemtov et Pierre Legautl permet à chacun de partager la lecture expressive d’un court extrait de ses textes. Tous les membres de l’Alliance sont les bienvenus, soit pour lire ou pour écouter ou participer à la discussion. Les membres des ateliers Écrire ses mémoires et Cercle d’écriture ainsi que le groupe Nos écrivains ont été heureux de participer à la fête des écrivains et fiers des œuvres réalisées.


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Women and Plant Medicine: A Natural “Herstory” A historical perspective on the role of women as healers By ELLEN KAMHI PHD, RN Women use herbs as they progress through cycles of life in every corner of the globe. Plants nourish, heal,

Helpful Health Hints By DR. NORMA LOCKER Processed Meats Practically everyone loves a hot dog. It’s one of America’s favorite foods but there are so many reasons to avoid or decrease the indulgence of processed meats. Sausages, hot dogs, salami, ham, bologna and other processed meats are high in nitrates and nitrites, saturated fats, artificial fillers and salt. All of these can increase the risk of stroke, diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer. Swedish researchers followed more than 40,000 men aged 45 to 79 for 10 years. Those who reported eating the most processed meats, over two ounces a day, had a 23% higher risk of stroke than those who ate the least, less than 2/3 of an ounce a day. In my opinion this study is flawed because the researchers didn’t take into account other dietary and lifestyle factors. However, to protect your health, either decrease or avoid processed meat altogether. More about Omega-3s If you have Type 1 diabetes you should be aware that you are prone to kidney disease. Researchers in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial reported that, based on data from 1,436 participants, those with the highest average intake of the Omega3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) experienced improved kidney function compared to participants with lower intakes of Omega-3s. Previous studies found that people who take fish oil supplements daily may actually reduce the risk of Type 1 diabetes. Before you introduce a fish oil supplement into your daily regimen, consult your doctor because fish oil is a blood thinner.

protect, lift spirits, give solace, strengthen, provide joy, offer hope, and provide every conceivable system of support to both the “selves” and “cells” of women everywhere. Energy healing, the interlacing of the human psyche, nature, and the subtle eminence that permeates all matter, has been used to balance and support healing since the dawn of history. Plants have traditionally been used both as medicine and good-luck amulets. For example, ancient warriors in both China and North America wore ginseng root around their necks for power and protection. Flower essence remedies, such as the Bach Remedies, effectively bring balance to human emotions and come from the essence of various plants. No historian really knows the exact time when our ancestors first used herbs to heal themselves from sickness or injury. Archaeologists exploring a Neanderthal’s gravesite in Iraq (formally known as Mesopotamia) discovered pollen from eight species of plants, which turned out to be more than 80,000 years old. Hemp seeds were also found at an ancient birth site from more than 10,000 years ago. Hemp (Cannabis sativa) was

used for pain and relaxation, from ancient times until it was outlawed in the U.S. in the 1930s. Herbal medicine is as old as humanity itself. But how did all of the herbal knowledge co-evolve with humanity? How did people know which herbs to take and which ones were toxic? The ancient people used many techniques to ascertain and develop their repertoire of medicinal plants. Presumably, trial and error played a major role in discovering medicines. This information was recorded and remembered, usually by the oldest and most experienced community members—a task often relegated to women. It is well established that many species of animals are instinctively drawn to graze upon a particular plant to soothe their ills. Many of us have personally observed our cats and dogs, when feeling “under the weather,” eating grass to induce vomiting. Chimpanzees are known to eat certain species of plants only when they are ill with a particular malady. This information is taught to others and handed down through generations until a huge body of information is amassed on healing. Perhaps our primor-

dial ancestors observed this in other animals and emulated this practice, known as “instinctual dowsing.” Many shamans and healers with knowledge of the ancient ways report that the information was originally obtained through communication with the Divine, in a dream state, a vision, or during the shaman’s communion with the spirit world. Others report that the creator left clues, hints, or a “holy signature” on the plant creations, a type of instruction manual indicating the plants’ medicinal value for humanity. Today, herbalists refer to this concept as the Doctrine of Signatures. Gingko biloba is a good example of a signature; both its leaves and a cross section of the fruit resemble a human brain. Scientific research has proven that gingko can help brain function. History notes that women were the “guardians” of herbal knowledge, which at times caused them a great deal of duress. During the Middle Ages, it was the wise weed women and midwives who kept herbal traditions intact, passing them from generation to generation. Actually, one of the most famous woman healers of this era

was granted sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church. St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098– 1179) was a gifted herbalist who authored a treatise on healing entitled Liber Simplicis Medicine, where she discussed hundreds of botanical medicaments. Unfortunately, she, as well as millions of other women, was persecuted for this and actually burned alive at the stake as a “witch!” The wise women’s knowledge of herbal remedies was often the only resource for poor people to get any kind of health care. However, these herbal healers’ practice was viewed as devil worship and political subversion, and they were accused of using supernatural powers. Despite the “witch hunts” of both medieval times and today, wise women traditions survive, and modern women everywhere can learn to incorporate the power of natural healing into their daily lives (as can our gentleman counterparts!) Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, Facebook The Natural Nurse® ,, coauthor of The Natural Medicine Chest , medical school instructor, radio host, medical consults in private practice and answers questions at 800-829-0918.

Century Village East Athletic Schedule January 01st thru April 1st 2012

8:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:15 AM 9:45 AM 10:35 AM 10:45 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:15 1:45 2:00 2:45 3:15



Low Impact Aerobics (Cristina) Body Toning &Weights (Gale) Easy Stretch (Gale) Low Impact Aerobics (Cristina) Line Dance (Mitzy) Senior Fitness &Weights (Gale)

Chi-Gung (Terry) Yoga Stretch (Dotty)

8:00 AM

Intermediate Aerobics (Cleide) Body Toning &Weights (Cleide)

Zumba Class (Marina)

9:15 AM Indoor 9:15 AM Outdoor 10:15AMOutdoor 11:00-1:00 PM Indoor 12:00 PM Indoor

Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie) Relax with Yoga (Janet ) Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie) Zumba (Fabio)

Balance (Gale)

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

9:00 AM


Aquacise (Cristina) Aquacise (Viktoriya) Arthritic Aquacise (Viktoriya)

Chair Yoga (Janet ) Beginner Belly Dance (Selena) Ball Sculpt (Cleide) Pilates (Nancy)

Health Club All Levels Wednesday Thursday Low Impact Aerobics (Cristina) Body Toning &Weights (Debbie) Easy Stretch (Debbie) Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie)

Low Impact Aerobics (Debbie) Relax with Yoga (Janet ) Low Impact Aerobics (Cleide)



Easy Stretch (Cleide) Low Impact Aerobics (Nancy)

Pilates (Cleide)

Low Impact Aerobics (Cleide) Body Toning &Weights (Cleide)

Zumba (Fabio) Line Dance (Mitzy) Senior Fitness &Weights (Debbie) Chair Stretch (Gale)

Zumba (Fabio) Senior Fitness &Weights (Cleide)

Tai-Chi (Terry)

Balance (Gale)

Tai-Chi (Terry)

Line/Tap Dance (Mitzy)

Chair Yoga (Janet )

Zumba (Andrea)

Pilates (Elen) Yoga Stretch (Dotty)

Yoga Stretch (Dotty)

Intermediate Belly Dance (Selena)

Party Room All Levels Zumba (Andrea)

Ball Sculpt (Cleide)

Body Toning &Weights (Elen)


Aquatic Schedule All Levels

Arthritic Aquacise (Debbie) Aquacise (Gale) Aquacise (Cristina) Aquacise (Viktoriya) Aquacise (Elen) Swimming (Norwo) Lessons Arthritic Aquacise (Viktoriya)

Low Impact Aerobics (Cleide) Body Toning &Weights (Cleide)

Arthritic Aquacise (Cleide) Aquacise (Sandy) Aquacise (Sandy) Swimming Lessons (Norwo)

Intermediate Aerobics (Debbie) Body Toning &Weights (Debbie)

Aquacise (Viktoriya) Aquacise (Viktoriya) Arthritic Aquacise (Viktoriya)

Aquacise (Gale) Aquacise (Gale)

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Feature Of The Month

A Wartime Romance: We Met in the Shanghai Ghetto, Part I By HARRY AND EVA PICK Transcribed by JANICE ZAMSKY The dark clouds of impending doom hovered over Europe as early as 1933 when Adolph Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany and soon burned down the Reichstag (German Parliament) building. March of 1938 marked the Anshluss, (the annexation of Austria by Germany.)

jail before being released. If you agreed to leave Austria and had a visa and a ship ticket already, you were safe. My father, at this time, was in Switzerland on business. He worked for a Gentile company as an independent sales rep. He did not want to go to China, but finally agreed, and joined us in Genoa, Italy,

issued anywhere. We were traveling by train to embark on the ship to Shanghai when I had an attack of acute appendicitis. I had to have my appendix removed in a local hospital. At first, no Aryan doctor wanted to operate on me, but finally, my parents found a doctor who was willing to operate on me. In a day

Third from left: Eva Pick and her friends with a Japanese soldier and his son. Since 1934, anti-Jewish laws were in effect in Germany and occupied territories (like Austria). Jews could not enter professions like medicine, law or teaching. By the summer of 1939, Adolph Eichmann was sent to Austria to enforce Judenrein, a policy of “no Jews.” Harry: “My mother, father and myself arrived in Shanghai about six months before Eva; her parents and cousin came in 1939. To obtain a visa, one first had to have a passport. The Germans at that time, allowed Jews incarcerated in camps, to leave German territory if they could show a visa and ship ticket. The visa was almost impossible to get. Every country, including the U.S., had a quota system. No visas were issued at any consulate. All quotas were full. Finally, a Chinese Consul was sympathetic to the Jews’ plight. He saved a lot of Jews by issuing visas to China. We got our visas – miraculously. More Jews quite possibly could have been saved, but many did not want to go to China, their sole option. About 200,000 Jews were in Vienna. They came from Germany and surrounding areas and had heard that visas to China were available. On Kristalnacht, November 9, 1938, my mother was arrested and spent a night in

where we had arrived from Vienna via train. We took a boat from Genoa to Shanghai. It was a three week journey in third class. Only coins were good as paper money had no value at all! When we arrived in Shanghai, there was no ghetto, yet. It was an open city, an international settlement with lots of foreigners.” Eva: “I was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, where I lived until I was six years old. I left for Shanghai with my parents and cousin. My teenage sister had already left earlier in 1938 to make Aliyah to then Palestine with a Zionist Youth Group and lived on a kibbutz. My brother left for Palestine later in 1939. After the outbreak of World War II, he joined the Palestine volunteers, which was called the Jewish Brigade. He died fighting in Italy shortly before the end of the war. My father had already sold his leather goods store in 1935. Kristalnacht, November the ninth, 1938, was a turning point. My father was sent to Dachau. He was released from incarceration after a few months because my mother had secured a visa and ship ticket for him. The Chinese Consulate in Berlin was the only place to get a visa. After 1939, practically no more visas were

There were about 18,000 people in the Shanghai Ghetto during the years of WW II (ironically, the same estimate of people now living in CVE at the height of the season.) I met Harry near the end of our eight year sojourn in Shanghai. I was now fourteen years old and met him at a meeting of our Youth

Jewish population, as the Nazi Germans had done in Europe. Fortunately for all of us, Hiroshima occurred first! After V-J Day in 1945, all the Japanese guards around the Ghetto disappeared within a day or two. We were free to travel in and out of our Ghetto, which really

Harry Pick (center) with his parents Sigmund and Margaret in their grocery store in designated area of Shanghai.

or two, we were back on the train to Genoa to catch the boat to China. Shanghai was occupied by the Japanese since 1936. Upon our arrival, we were aided by a Jewish Agency, staffed by Russian Jews. A sort of “Jewish Federation” helped the newcomers settle. It consisted of European Jews in Shanghai. Shortly after Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) and a day or two later when the U.S. and its allies declared war on Japan, changes began. In late winter of 1942, the Japanese issued a proclamation that no Jewish refugees were permitted to live outside a designated area, and this became known as the Shanghai Ghetto. Food was rationed and there was no running water. All food had to be boiled as no raw foods could be eaten. Dysentery and hunger were rampant. There were no running toilets and every day waste pots were emptied and contents collected. In our designated area (i.e. ghetto) we had a school and a hospital. I was treated for diphtheria at an isolation hospital outside our area. We also had doctors, dentists, a theater with actors, movies, a newspaper and several restaurants. We had meetings of youth groups, where I first met Harry!

Group. We began to date; lots of movies, restaurants and youth group activities. Harry introduced me to his friends who disapproved of me! They told him that I was too young for him and he was robbing the cradle. However, Harry ignored their opinions and continued to date me. True love persisted!” Harry: “After Pearl Harbor, the Japanese interned Americans and British subjects. After the fateful December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S, declaration of war against the Japanese, everything changed. We no longer had free egress in and out of the now heavily Japanese guarded designated area. In 1945, everything changed completely again. After the bombing of Hiroshima, there was, luckily, no nuclear fallout in Shanghai. However, in 1944, numerous American warplanes bombed Shanghai. When the warplanes had bombed other sites and were returning from their missions short of fuel, the crews had to drop their bombs. Years later, in Connecticut, I met a former U.S. Navy pilot who had dropped misdirected bombs on us in Shanghai! We were saved by the A-Bomb! The Japanese had plans to build crematoriums in the Shanghai Ghetto and exterminate the whole

wasn’t a ghetto anymore. Eva and I enjoyed sightseeing within a close vicinity of our area in day trips with our Youth Group. Eva left China first. She and her family left in November, 1947 to settle in Louisville, KY, where they had cousins. I left China with my parents in January, 1948. Like Eva and her family, we arrived first in San Francisco then went to settle in Connecticut where we had relatives. Several months later, I was on my way to Louisville, KY, to pursue my Beshert (destined one). I arrived in Louisville on the day the Kentucky Derby was running. I didn’t know what was going on: the crowds, the traffic, all the commotion!” Eva: “True love persisted again. I was married to Harry in Louisville at the age of seventeen in 1948 on Bastille Day! We have been happily married for sixty-three years. We have two children; a daughter in Connecticut (I left Louisville after our marriage and went back east with Harry), and a son who is a Rabbi in Israel, where we have five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. It’s been an eventful life.” Next month: Part II – Return to Shanghai.


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Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members call Gloria Wolff at 561-368-5720. For action plans for 2012 campaign also call Gloria Wolff at 561-368-5720. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the General Purpose Room G, September to May. For information, call Norma at 954-4282386 or 954-571-8673. AMIT Children, Golda Meir Chapter of Deerfield Beach For information call Ruth Berkovils at 954428-5788. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November thru April) from 10 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our web site at Artists and non-artists are welcome. Don’t miss our Best of the Village Art Expo on Sat., March 3 and Sun., March 4, 2012. For information, call Claudette Roberge, President (November 2011 through April 2012), at 954-428-1005 or email us at Astronomy Club begins its meetings in November. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in General Purpose Room E. For information, call Jerry at 954-428-9381 or Norma at 954-480-8938. Bereavement Group meet and gain support and understanding from others who have experienced loss of a loved one. Learn tools to cope with the grief experience healing and live life again. Meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon in GP-G. For information call Laura Durant, LCSW, 954-777-5300, ext. 3041. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women All meetings will be held in the Activity Center and includes board and membership. For further information, contact Dave Polak at 954-420-0096. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the Clubhouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in General Purpose Room E. Study the old and new testaments. All welcome. For further information, call Cora Woodman, 954-421-2789 or Marion Rosenthal at 561-865-1128. Billiards Ladies and Gentlemen, your tables are waiting. Come in and enjoy the great game of pool. If you are a beginner and require instructions, Martin Feldman will be glad to help. Contact him at 954-419-9477. Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl,) Town Center Rd. and Military Trail. All welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call Nelson at 561865-3864.

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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. Canadian Club of CVE. The Canadian Club of CVE was founded in 1976 as a social club for snowbirds. Many interesting activities, e.g. excursions, theatre outings, entertainment, lectures, are planned for the members. Long-lasting friendships are a side benefit. Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month in the Party Room of the Clubhouse. For additional information check the website at, Channel 99 or telephone Ala Gamulka at 954482-0640. Catholic Social Club For information, call Mary Ann Braun at 954-571-2266. Century Camera Club Meetings will be the first and third Tuesday of each month through April, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room GP-F Clubhouse. Learn more, share, critique, take photo trips and help plan more. For information call Patty Bender at 908477-7811. Century Juniors Club of CVE Active, couples only, social club accepting new members. For information, call Harriet at 954-426-3008. Century Plaza Library Century Village residents average about 15,000 visits there each month. For more information call 954-360-1330. Chabad of Deerfield Beach Shabbat services are held on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 201 South Military Trail (back gate access from Century Village.) Torah study is on Wednesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For holiday information and additional events and classes, please call the Shul at 954422-1835, email ChabadDeerfield@aol. com or check our website at www. Choraleers CVE produced and directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room starting November 2, 2011. We rehearse for a once a year concert in our theater. If you enjoy singing, join us. For information, call Esther at 954421-8815, Shirley at 954-426-2107 or Amalia at 954-426-3661. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse in General Purpose Room A. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma at 954480-8938 or Rosalie at 954-427-1593. Clubhouse Bingo every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Party Room. It is new and exciting and lots of fun. Only

dabbers are used; no more chips. A six pack sells for $3, the Early Bird and Bingo Special $1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pay $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information, call Judy at 954-421-2580. Cornerstone Community Baptist Church Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., For information, call 954-4212530. CVE Duplicate Bridge Club. Games Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 12 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Card Room B. For information, call Irving Ruga at 954-698-9741. CVE Fishing Club Salt & Fresh water fishing. For more information, call Lucky Mel at 954-684-6881. CVE Interfaith Prayer hotline: 954-571-1763, continuing the work of the late Geri Hope, has Catholic and Jewish residents praying in their own homes from the same prayer list page. Call the Prayer line at any time to request prayers for yourself or others. Requests may be anonymous. Just state the specific need, with the name or initials of the person needing prayer. Miracles still happen. For information, call Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095. CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse General Purpose Room. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954-428-1794. CVE Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645. CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A, located on the second floor. Membership of $7 entitles you to free coffee and donuts, free lessons, use of club equipment, open play all season and social events. Call Secretary Shelia Guernard at 954-428-9822 or email Larry Norris at CVE String Chamber Group is open to capable musicians. Come and get a musical workout year round on Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the mezzanine (third floor of Clubhouse) Music Library office next to elevator. For information, call Blanche at 954426-4513. CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in our fundraising efforts. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fundraisers can be found in the flyer in the staff office, or in the guild’s column in this Reporter or on Channel 99. Become

a member of the Guild. Support your orchestra! For further information contact President Bea Guccione at 954426-3540. For membership in the Guild contact Kitty Cole at 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 violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-395-5645. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. and beyond, next to tennis court. All invited. Contact Max Amichai Heppner 954-903-0567. Email: Dance With Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No charge. For information, call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-698-9240. Deerfield Beach Computer Club has resumed its popular classes on Fridays from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The DBCC meets from September till May, except holidays at Westside Park, 445 SW 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach. For further information, contact Barry at 954-725-9331 or Jules at 954-570-9470 or visit the club website at Deerfield Beach Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Activities Center. Stimulating political discussions. All invited. Refreshments served. For information, call Bernie Parness, President at 954-415-5658. Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information, call Roz Bloom at 954428-1598. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 133 of Deerfield Beach has trained Service Officers to assist you in obtaining benefits that you are entitled to. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO VETERANS FOR THIS HELP! Just call 954-421-6097 to set up an appointment. District 65 U.A.W. (formerly South Florida Retirees) meets every third month on the third Tuesday of the month, 12 noon, at the Activity Center. Updated reports will be made on the 65 Security Plan. Please attend and bring new members. For further information, call Pearl Hill at 954-421-7776. District Council 37 Retirees Next meeting held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33436. For information, call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-451-3643. Egyptology Club meets for group study, discussion and videos every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., in General Purpose Room C. Future meetings will concentrate on the history, culture and art of Ancient Egypt. The club will continue with the video lectures by Dr. Bob Brier. For further information, call Golda at 954-360-7377.

MARCH 2012 Emunah of America meets third Wednesday every month at 12 noon in the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All cordially welcome. For information about this chapter, call Ina Ciocca at 954-360-0740 or Selma at 954427-8674 or Pearl at 954-426-0189. Friends of Deerfield Beach Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum every Friday at 10 a.m., and the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Seminars held at 7 p.m. in recreation room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction featuring plants, herbs and trees from our nursery. Refreshments served. All invited. Volunteers needed to help spread mulch, weed and participate in planting activities. For further information, call 954-480-4494. Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at noon in Activity Room B at the rear of Le Club. Use bus No. 5. Interesting programs! For information, call Minerva Katz at 954-427-9902 or Adele at 954 427-4970. Hispanic Club meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room B at the Activity Center from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our dues are $6 per year. Come and meet new friends and help us plan club activities. The email for the club is For information, call Ana at 954-427-6033 or Jane at 954-421-5584. El Club Hispano se reune el segundo Domingo de cada mes en el Salon B del Activity Center de 2:30 a 4:00 de la tarde. Las cuotas son $6 anuales. Unase a nosotros y haga nuevas amistades y ayundenos a planificar actividades. Email for club is hispanicclubcve@ Para mas informacion llamen a Ana al 954-424-6033 o Jane al 954-421-5584. Independent Living meets in the Clubhouse the first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the elevator alcove near the theater. For further information, contact Jodi at 954-722-6400. Italian-American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Join us for fun. Some of our functions: Pizza Parties, Picnics (the Italian way), Trips, Lunch/ Dinner Theatre, Guest Speakers and more. Contacts all year: Lena Radicella at 954-428-2184, Lucille Carlucci at 954421-2406 and Toni Ponto at 954-4280286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN. Jet Setters-The Jet Setters Singles Club is now in its third successful year. The club was started for widows, widowers and singles in Century Village to meet and find new acquaintances to enrich their lives. We host bus trips, places of interest, shows, beach luncheon parties and offer many exciting monthly activities. The Jet Setters Singles Club allows our CVE singles to enjoy life again after a spouse passes away. We are a kind, friendly group so come join us. The club meets the third Monday of the month in Music Room B starting December 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. For more information call Shirley, 954-421-2567 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 Le Club at 10:30 a.m. Show

your support of our troops by joining and getting involved in our numerous programs benefitting our armed forces. We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. For information, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Richard Rosenzweig 954-426-1960 or Ralph Bell at 954-590-2965. The homeless veterans, both men and women, in South Florida are part of the “wages of war.” Those of us who were fortunate enough to go comparatively unscathed through the battles, both at home and abroad, owe them a debt. This post is conducting a clothing drive to aid them. They need: blankets, new underwear and socks, toiletries, outerwear, shoes, rain gear and whatever else you think of that will help. Please, all items must be clean and in wearable condition, not torn or dirty. All items collected will be delivered to the Veterans Center in West Palm Beach by us. Just a phone call to 954-590-2965 will bring a prompt reply to your call. This post would like to increase its membership. If you are a veteran of any war and are interested, please contact us at the above number. Kings Knights Lodge #221. Knights of Pythias a non-sectarian fraternal organization meets on the Second Tuesday night of the month at Cypress Hammock Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs. Our meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available and a collation is served after the meeting. We welcome our many Pythian brothers living in Century Village to join us. For further information, please call Larry Hochfeld at 954-721-4833. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters. If you have an “Itch to Stitch,” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. Kosher Singles a new club for dining, travel and day trips. Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room B, first floor. For more information call 954-698-9334. L’Alliance Francophone CVE Join more than 800 Frenchspeaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For information, call Jean Leduc 954-4209649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. L’Alliance Francophone of CVE Si vous parlez Français, joignez-vous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information, appeler Jean Leduc 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information, call Walter Reich at 954-421-6875 or Victor Goldring at 954-418-2174. Let’s Talk About Books and Things meets monthly on the fourth Thursday in General Purpose Room G at 2 p.m. All welcome. Book suggestion for current discussion: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For more information call Gladys 954-4219232, Irene 954-418-9156.

Lois Meet Lois Introductions are easy at the meetings of the Lois Club, where membership across the nation is solely on a first name basis. The premise of the club seems to take hold because the name, while popular in the 1930s and ‘40s went out of style. Lois’ say they don’t often encounter others with the same name, so when they do, they’re drawn together. The South Florida Lois Club is fascinating to see how similar we are. Those interested in joining our Lois Club are welcome. For further information call Lois R. 954-425-6922, organizer. Marie’s Cabaret If you like to sing, tell stories and have humor to relate, come visit Marie’s Cabaret every Monday at 6:45 p.m. in Music Room A or the GPA Room in the Clubhouse. Also, if you play the piano or any other instrument, we welcome you. Visit us, and enjoy an evening of pleasure along with meeting new friends. For further information call Herb Krasner 954-425-7009. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart Healthy Snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information call 561392-3000. Na’Amat USA ,Negev/Gila Chapter (Century Village-Deerfield Beach) For information about this organization, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Council of Jewish Women. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse, Room N, at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. All welcome, nonsectarian. Call Betty Swenkin 954570-9526 or Sylvia Kutcher 954-4218870. March 22, Installation Luncheon at Brooks. Call Rhoda Bell 954-428-7606. For all other information call Sylvia Kutcher, president, 954-421-8870. Nature Club will meet the second Wednesday of every month from December to March in Clubhouse Room GP-A at 1 p.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips are enjoyed by our members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information, contact Janet Rothkopf at 954-428-3025. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month starting December 6, 2011 in Room G in the Clubhouse. For further information call Rebecca, 954-4260469, New York number 914-779-3467 or Jackie, 954-596-4916, New York number 631-979-0875. New Covenant Church on the Lake Celebration Service every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., with continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with children/student ministries available. Dinner is served beginning at 5:30 p.m. For further information, call the church office at 954-781-3170.




New Horizons Church of Deerfield Worship Service at 10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the church at 954-427-3045. New York Transit Retirees of Florida meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Centura Park Clubhouse, 2395 N. W. 36th Ave., Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your 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 at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance lessons every Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness Program, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 noon to 1 p.m. ($10 donation per month) “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting class every Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Self Empowerment support group every Wednesday at 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/intermediate, every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginner Computer lessons offered one-on-one at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Michelle Flower at 954-480-4447 and assist in Floral Arrangements. Volunteer opportunities; Contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl. Daily Mass Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. by Rev Kenneth Whittaker. For further information, call 954-421-3246. Philadelphian and Neighbors Club Meetings third Tuesday of every month from October to March, Room N, at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Greet old and new friends. For information, call Irene Axelrod at 954-418-9156 or Lena Alexander at 954-429-2865. Ping Pong Club-Intermediate/ Advanced Ping Pong Players wanted for doubles and singles games. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily. Come or call Rudy Mozny 954-421-4299. Poetry Study & Discussion Group Poetry heals! It can relieve boredom, anxiety, depression, loneliness and more. Come and see. The group meets Mondays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Howard at 954-571-7148. Practice Spanish Club Meets Mondays 12:30 to 2 p.m. (all year) in the Clubhouse Elevator Alcove on the theater level. For information, call Mary Feldman at 954-419-9477. Red Hatters Club JCP Red Hatters meet the second Wednesday of each month in the Clubhouse. Monthly outings planned. Requirement for membership is a Red Hat and Purple Dress, Blouse, Pants, etc. must be worn on outings. For more information, phone Josephine Privitera at 954-425-7026. Russian Club will be meeting every third Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of Galina Baraz, 2064 Ventnor P. For further information, contact Galina at 954-428-3870.


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Saint Ambrose Catholic Church Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturday morning Vigil Masses 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon, 6 p.m., Confessions Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., For information, call the church at 954-427-2225. Senior Support Group We are here to give the support you need. We pledge confidentiality. Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m. Room C in the Clubhouse. Provided by the Center for Group Counseling, sponsored by the United Way of Palm Beach County. For more information call 561-483-5300. Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Senior Volleyball for men and women on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Volleyball Court, next to the main tennis courts back of the Clubhouse. Everyone who attends plays. Call Max at 954-903-0567, email: Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. There will be no meetings during the summer. Gift Shop now open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone welcome. For further information, call Helen Hagler at 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman at 954-725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 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 and like to be active and enhance your life style, our club affords the opportunities of meeting new friends, going on many different cruises, experiencing many restaurants, as

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well as day trips to museums, casino gambling, shows and theaters, weekends away and mystery trips. All couples of any age are welcome. Don’t waste another minute. For information call Lillian at 954-360-2941. Social Singles If you are 70 years old or younger and feeling young at heart, Social Singles is the club for you. 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 Sheila at 954-725-1521 or Irene 954-571-5004. Softball Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call William Brooker at 561-702-2001. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group meets on the second Saturday each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information, call Gladys or Evelyn at 954-429-0455. South Florida Harmonica Club Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate, Fl. 33063. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month until April at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse Stained Glass room. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954-426-4853. Stock Market Discussion Club meets the first and third Monday each month at 10 a.m., Room N. Exchange

information about stocks, mutual funds, ETF’s and bonds. No fee involved. For further information, call Janine at 954-428-0584 or Hortense at 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 JBL Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse, Music Room B. For information, call Marilyn Ball 954360-9074. Tai-Chi The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress. Temple Beth Israel is a Conservative, Egalitarian Congregation, which has a daily Minyan at 8 a.m. during season. Friday at 5 p.m. Cantor Irvin Bell conducts Friday evening services the first and third Friday of the month, with music, 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. Florine Rosenfield will accompany the Cantor at the keyboard. The Cantor’s lecture series will take place the first Wednesday of the month beginning December 7 through May 2, 2012. The Temple has a circulating library of books in Judaica and current best sellers. The library also has an ongoing book sale. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, call the office at 954-421-7060. Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) Services are conducted every Friday at 8 p.m. in the Activity Center by Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Cantor Gary Sherman. Oneg Shabbat follows services every week. For additional information, call President Marvin Schmier, 954-570-3316.

The Theosophical Society of Deerfield located at 831 SE 9th Street, phone number 954-420-0908 offers a free Sunday Speaker’s Forum every week from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, we have many interesting classes during the day and evenings, also without charge. To obtain a free quarterly bulletin, call the lodge at the above number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE resident, for more information, about specific classes we offer at 954-360-7080. The Village Vagabonds Dance band plays Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Music Room B from January until April. For information, call Ted at 954-428-0578. United Federation of Teachers/ Retired Teachers Chapter Meetings at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. West of Jog, Delray. For further information, call Hilda Cohen at 954428-6805. United Club No. 7 (Retirees of ILGWU & ACTWU) meets on the first Thursday or first Saturday of each month in the Clubhouse, Room N at 1 p.m. For information, call Bea Jacobs at 954 427-2133 or Ann Jackson (after 3 p.m.) 954-721-5789. United Order True Sisters All welcome. For information contact President Marilyn Asner, 954-4270461 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, at 954-570-9526. Waves (Navy Gals) Meets every month on the first Saturday at 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954427-7119. We Care of CVE still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. only.) Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675. Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at South County Civic Center on Jog Rd. For information, call Miriam Guz at 561-495-7378.

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The Sporting Life

Nice Win Tennis is a Love Game Text by MANNY MORTON Photo by ROGER CROWE


The Tennis Club was selling raffle tickets for the drawing of a very good tennis racket, and I bought some tickets. The money raised was going to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The racket was won by a person who graciously redonated it back, to be given to someone who deserved it.

What an appropriate way to start this article as I write it today – Valentine’s Day.  Actually, tennis is a Love Game everyday throughout the year.   Much has happened in the month of February. Our biggest debacle was the Alaskan Pipeline coming right into our Village and taking over the tennis courts.  Panic set in immediately but Jim came to the rescue, rewrote the script and the tennis schedules were saved.   On a happier note, we had our “Welcome Back Jamboree” which was a huge success.  The volunteers put in much time and effort to make it a special event.   Jim spends weeks setting up these events.  What would we do without Danny and Esther? The spread they put on was the best!  The “Welcome Back Jamboree” seemed like nonstop food; we had lunch and dinner, too. On February 12, we had our “Valentine’s Jamboree,” and everyone played their hearts out.  Girls picked the boys of their choice to be their tennis sweetheart (if they won.)  We had a slight acrobatic act on both

A vote was taken by Mark, the instructor, and all the tennis players. They decided to give the tennis racket to the most improved player, who was me. I then gave a donation to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in honor of having been selected as the most improved player.

Manny with Mark presenting him the tennis racket.

jamborees. Janet was the first one but she’s coming along splendidly. Mimi flew through the air at the second one but she is back playing with her team.   I bring this out to show how durable and feisty tennis players are.  We have more people with arms, legs, knees, fingers and everything you can think of not in the greatest shape but they are back! There are three events coming up: “The Tennis Ball” which Jerry Solow puts on every year; it’s bigger and better than any wedding function you could attend.  You don’t even have to give an envelope, except Jerry said he’d take it anyhow.  Each year the food gets

better and better. Mark has filled up buses to the “Key Biscayne – Day of Tennis.”   Our last, but not least, event will be the “March Jamboree,” around St. Patrick’s Day, to say “goodbye” to the end of another great season.  Don’t forget to get your dues in for next year as we are getting more and more people and less and less courts.  The fees have gone up, as I heard we are investing in Apple stock, so we can pave the way for clay courts one day!  Remember: “It’s the journey, not the destination.”   Tennis is ALWAYS a Love Game, so always be loving on the courts.  We are out to have fun and be happy!  

American Shuffleboard Playoffs By HARRY KILFOYLE The American Shuffleboard Club preliminaries are finished, and the final playoff rounds for the silverware started on February 8. The Top 12 players were forced to schedule make-up games due to heavy rains which washed out the opener on February 6. The players were able to resume the 11-game series on February

8 and are scheduled to play twice a week, ending on March 12. Included in the Top 12 are defending champion, Phil Perrotti, and last year’s finalists, Frank Di Lembo and Shelia Guenard. Players will meet each other once, and total points will decide the four finalists. Rounding out the Top 12 are: Club President Larry Norris, Branko Jonanovich,

David Harris, Gonz Tremblay, Eugene Metz, Dick Stewart, Alan Brigell, Bernie Finkel and Harry Kilfoyle. The Final Four will be chosen in February to determine who will play in the final Top 12 final playoff on March 18. Norris has dubbed the playoffs “Super Sunday” because the finals take place on Sunday, March 18. Also, the players who did not qualify for the Top 12 are

also in a playoff for silverware. The A league will also play 22 games in 11 weeks to qualify for the Final Four playoffs. The Club has changed the starting time for the popular Hoss Collar game on Tuesday. Because of problems with the stadium lighting system, the social game will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Norris also attended a meeting of the CVE Recre-

ation Committee in February to urge the organization to repair the lights and asked for repairs to fix the shuffleboard playing area. CVE did have work crews repairing the stadium lights in February. Norris previously announced a two-tier shuffleboard playoff with A and B divisions; however, the names of the two playoff series now underway were renamed the Top 12 and the A League.

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The Sporting Life

Pickleball: What the Heck is That? By MARK SATALOFF court. The net is similar to a tennis net but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer whiffle ball. Everyone always asks me how the sport got such an unusual name. The popular story told today is that it was named after the family’s dog, Pickles. As the story is told, the whiffle ball used in the game belonged to the dog. Whenever an errant shot happened, the dog, Pickles, would run and try to get the ball back. So they named the game for their dog’s ball, Pickles’ ball, then it became pickleball. It’s a good story; however, it is not true. Joan Pritchard, one of the games originators, gave an interview and stated that the Pritchard family didn’t get the dog until 1967; dog was named Pickles in tribute to the sport. According to Joan, the game got its name because it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat” crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats— although the dog story still persists to this day At home in Long Island, we play pickleball on a modi-

I’ve been playing pickleball for over three years on Long Island with a group of approximately 14 retired teachers. Our game began about seven years ago when the game’s founder returned from an aborted Arizona retirement due to his wife’s desire to get back home to Long Island. While in Arizona, he played pickleball every day and grew to love the sport. He taught us all how to play and now we’ve all come to love the sport too. The sport of pickleball began during the summer of 1965. A young couple was vacationing with their children who soon became bored. To get the kids moving, they attempted to set up a badminton game but no one could find a shuttlecock to use, so they improvised with a whiffle ball, lowered the badminton net and cut paddles from plywood. That is how the game was born! Pickleball is a racket sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton

fied tennis court. However, pickleball is typically played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. Some communities in Arizona and Florida (“The Villages” of Florida with 100 courts) have had courts constructed solely for pickleball. To modify a tennis court, the net must be lowered to the same 34” in the center. Pickleball lines can be chalked in, taped on with masking tape or painted on (in Long Island we used chalk.) With chalk or tape, the court can be used for both tennis and pickleball very easily. Official pickleball paddles and balls can be ordered online from the or USA Pickleball Association websites. These websites are also great sources for information. Check out the USAPA video of play. The sport is easy for beginners to learn, and the rules are fairly simple but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game. Although pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis, there are key differences that make pickleball more welcoming

to seniors. Chief among these differences is the speed of the ball which typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball. Equally important, however, is the size of the court which is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court. This smaller area, combined with the slower-moving ball, makes pickleball much easier to play than tennis; especially when one has bad knees like me. Pickleball is now an organized sport represented by national and international governing bodies. Since its inception in 1965, pickleball has spread across the United

States and into Canada. It may surprise everyone that in December of last year, pickleball was demonstrated by a couple from California and me. They brought four official pickleball paddles and balls. Within a short while, we had a number of players enjoying the game. We intend to schedule another pickleball demonstration sometime in March when the California couple returns to Century Village. If interested in participating in the next demo, email me at and I will alert you as to when and where it will be held.

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America’s Crumbling Infrastructure By DR. SYLVIA PELLISH

The nation’s roads, bridges, levees, water supply, ports, locks, dams and drinking water facilities are in such bad shape that it would take $2.2 trillion dollars over five years to bring it up to speed. Years after Hurricane Katrina ,there is no central registry of the nation’s levees. It’s unknown how many thousands of walls may be on the verge of collapse. Ports – About 28.9 million shipping containers passed through crowded U.S. ports last year, and gridlock is mounting. Containers entering this country languish on docks an average of seven days. Locks – The country’s more

than 12,000 miles of inland waterways transport 625 million tons of freight each year, including coal and grain. About half of all U.S. locks and dam systems need to be replaced or modernized. Bridges – Some 600,000 bridges are structurally deficient and need significant repairs, according to Federal engineers. Bridges are expected to last 50 years, nearly 200,000 bridges are 50 years or older. The backlog of needed repairs is growing, and the Federal Highway Administration estimates it would take $70.9 billion to bring all the bridges up to standard. Federal spending on bridge repair, however, is running at just $5 billion a year.

Drinking Water Facilities – Leaking water pipelines lose about seven billion gallons of clear water in the U.S. daily. Transportation System – According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, nearly one-third of roads are in poor or mediocre condition. U.S. transit systems earned a D rating in their annual infrastructure card. In 2011, World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Index ranked America’s infrastructure twenty fourth behind nearly every major European country, Singapore, Australia and Canada. The Global Report from URI – May 2011, stated that America’s infrastructure investment levels have long

I’m Just Askin’


Since this is an opinion column, I have never claimed to be fair and balanced. However, I do believe in fair play and giving the devil his due. I don’t agree with everything the decision-makers at CVE have done. In fact, some things have really hacked me off – just like the tall perimeter hedges that use to block my view of the ugly street. But I wouldn’t do their thankless jobs if they paid me. I think it is despicable that people yell and berate them at meetings and send them vile emails and letters. Voice your opinion respectfully and your concerns in a civil manner. If you think you can do better, get off your butt and run for their jobs. This column has been critical of Hillsboro Pines

Golf Course in the past, but I would now like to give them some deserved kudos. Their Bar and Grill will not only be great for golfers but also for residents, since I have been told that they will stay open after golfing hours if demands warrant it. From a marketing standpoint, it is much more logical than making a large investment in a clubhouse and function room that would take way too long to garner return on investment and be disruptive to the community. I also compliment them on improving the bunkers and having the Pro Shop closer to the bathrooms. I also think that a separate entrance for the course would be fair, if they have Security personnel at the entrance and a locked gate to close it off during non-business hours. Let’s face it – even a fat, old dude like me can jump




the perimeter fence in a “New York minute.” That doesn’t mean that I’m in favor of some aspects of their proposed upgrades that would disrupt life in CVE and not produce a return on investment until I’m under the grass instead of putting on it. But if we give them some of what they want and use their facilities, maybe they will drop those plans. Again, this is just my personal opinion. As a fallen Catholic and atheist married to a Jew, I’m about as far from the Christian right as you can get. I’m also a New England Patriots fan, but stop bashing Tim Tebow just because of his beliefs. So what if he starts every press conference thanking Jesus and drops to his knee after he thinks God helped him make a touchdown – big deal! He’s a good kid and a





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straight arrow that deserves our respect more than players who torture and kill dogs, grope women in bars, make ridiculous displays after scoring, charge kids for their autographs and expect to be comped at clubs and restaurants just because they’re famous. If you read my New Year’s column, you probably think of me as a celebrity basher so I’d like to take my hat off to some stars with a social conscience, for their humanitarian efforts. Men like Bono, George Clooney, Sean Penn and Brad Pitt have given their money and time to help disaster victims and the needy throughout the world. Women like Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock are raising multiracial families, proving that love is not dependent on skin color. Gays like Ellen, Rosie, Rupert Everett, Sir Ian McKellen and Neil Patrick

Harris are showing that homosexuality doesn’t have to carry a social stigma or keep a person from succeeding. I’ve also been critical of motorcycle riders for making their bikes unnecessarily loud, disturbing my sleep and making a day at the beach less enjoyable. I think I said, “They have a childish and inconsiderate need for attention.” However, I would like to commend CVE bikers for bucking this trend and being considerate by keeping their motorcycles on the quiet side; well done! I would also like to thank the hundreds of bikers who join rides for charities around the country – just another reason not to judge a book by its leather cover. I’m just askin’ myself how much longer I can be so evenhanded, and the answer is – The End.


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The Phenomenon of “Facebook” By SY BLUM, Associate Editor

If you are able to read this you must have heard of Facebook. By the same token, it is very likely you do not have any idea of what it is, where it started and who is behind it. Neither did I until I researched the subject, the results of which I share with you in this column. Please be aware that in this limited space I will only relate the bare essentials, and no attempt will be made to instruct the reader as to how to use it. It all started in a dormitory room at Harvard University around 2003. It was the brainstorm of one Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskowitz and Chris Hughes. The original intent was the desire of this quartet of very intelligent students to learn more about their peers. It was originally known as Mashmouth. There was no plan at first to create the “monster” it has become. With the information they were able to obtain they formed profiles. At first their information was just about Harvard students. Apparently the idea caught on and soon included Ivy League and other institutions around Boston and also Stanford University. Like “Topsy,” the idea rapidly grew to involve virtually every American college and university. Eventually it reached the general public around the world. It is free and the only requirement is that you be at least 13 years of age (universally violated), possess a computer and an email address. “Mashmouth” soon became “Facebook” and was launched in February, 2004. Its purpose and aim is simple enough; it is a social network service that goes considerably further than ordinary email. Lest we forget, email goes only to the recipient it is addressed to. In Facebook, as I understand it, every member has access to it. It is quite obvious that this cuts both ways. By being accessible to all, “all” may (and frequently does) include people you may not want to read your messages. To join Facebook, you

simply sign up with your name and a few other simple requirements. (I joined out of curiosity.) Then the fun begins; your profile joins that of some 845 million other users (as of December 31, 2011). The rest of the numbers are equally startling. Consider this: Of the 845 million members, at least 483 million of those are on Facebook every day! Financially, with just 3,000 plus employees, Facebook generated $3.7 billion in revenue last year. Net income was $1 billion. Inasmuch as joining Facebook is free, the income, of course, is through advertising; lots of it. And with over 800 million potential viewers you can only imagine what the advertising rates are. And lest we forget, this is just an internet corporation; no imposing infrastructure to pay for and maintain and with just a few thousand employees Facebook does not have a big payroll. The home office is in Menlo Park, CA. As is to be expected, Mark Zuckerberg and his associates have become very wealthy. Mark, just 27 years old at this writing, is the world’s youngest billionaire. His net worth is pegged at $17.5 billion. His parents, both successful professionals, sent Mark to very pretentious learning institutions. He responded with high marks in all his studies and is fluent in many languages, along with other talents. Quite obviously Facebook is truly a phenomenon. So much so that a prominent entertainment publication is quoted as saying: “How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers’ birthdays, bug our friends and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?” How indeed! Even without Facebook, the modern world, thanks to the internet and other electronic miracles, is drowning in information of most everything one can imagine. Interaction among individuals has never been easier. Everyone seems to know what everyone else is doing all the time, or so it appears. So with the addition of

Facebook, we are firmly on overload. Consequently, this new kid on the block has run into trouble on various fronts. It has been sued, sometimes successfully, by many entities, corporations, individuals, etc. for revealing some heretofore confidential information. It has also been banned in many countries, including the People’s Republic of China. And as is to be expected with so many individuals of all ages using this virtually unrestricted media, unintended consequences occur with many disastrous outcomes. For example, a 16-year-old German girl posted an invitation, supposedly only to her relatives and friends, to help her celebrate her birthday; over 1,600 people showed up. The police had to be called and several people were injured! Although there are few restrictions for using Facebook, one of them is almost universally ignored. That is the rule that you must be at least 13 years of age. Investigations have revealed that at least several million youngsters sign up anyway. With many youngsters having their own computers and lax parental supervision by busy parents or guardians, it is very easy for them to sign up. And, of course, this gives these vulnerable young people access to many postings that they should not have access to. Of course, parents or guardians can check up on what their kids are doing by going on Facebook them-

selves. They often will be flabbergasted on what they will find. You can believe this or not, but Mark Zuckerberg did not set out to set the world on fire and profit therefrom. His avowed aim, then and now, was to bring people together and have them interact for the good of all. Up to this point, he has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Sometime this Spring, Facebook, Inc. is going public and speculation among investment experts is divided as to

the potential success or failure of this maneuver. Many believe that Facebook is just another “dot com” enterprise and will implode as did so many others. Truth to tell, it is rumored that membership is declining, taking advertising revenue along with it. And then, of course, there is the ever-increasing pressure of law suits and outright banning of the service in many countries. So be it. But in any event Mark Zuckerberg, et al have it made.


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Mahjongg as Life Lesson By ANNE SUMPER WEINSTEIN Every day, in Century Village, the game of Mahjongg is being played. Ladies and occasionally, a gentleman gather in fours and fives to while away the hours over racks of beautifully decorated tiles. Games can be brand new or handed down from mother to daughter. The tiles can be white (in the newer games), alabaster or yellowed, lovingly worn by years of handling. Originating in China, Mahjongg, according to Wikipedia, may have been invented by Confucius in 500 B.C. or possibly developed from popular Chinese card games in the mid-1800s. The American version was introduced in 1926 and sold by Abercrombie and Fitch. Today Mahjongg is a serious gambling game played by men in China and different from the American version which is similar to rummy. Mahjongg is a great game. It helps one focus, concentrate and make decisions. Cooperation is an important life lesson taught by playing

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Mahjongg as all players must decide on a hand (from the official Mahjongg League card) and pass tiles to each other accordingly and promptly. As one becomes more proficient, slower players are tolerated and teach one the art of patience, one of my own personal lessons! As my late friend and Mahjongg buddy, Rose Spatz, used to gently say, “Today!” when a player was particularly slow in passing or picking her tiles. The selecting of the tiles and their passing from player to player, picking and throwing, counting, learning the many hands on the card, or should I say the Card, changed every

year by the National Mahjongg League – all work the brain; and if one is winning, gets those endorphins going, making one feel really good. And, perhaps most importantly, new friendships are forged. I started learning Mahjongg in Yonkers where I lived before moving to the Village. There was a nice group of ladies in my building who were kind enough to get me started learning the game. Here in the Village, Rosalie Blady who recently retired from the teaching of Mahjongg continued my education, passing the baton as it were, to Diane Kupelnick.

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Confessions of a Car Nut By STAN WEINSTEIN

Hi, once again, from your favorite car nut! In this column I’d love to share some trivia about what it was like owning and maintaining a car 50 years ago as compared to today. Last night, I was chatting with my old Army buddy, Tom, who hails from Pennsylvania. We still stay in touch after more than a half century and share our car experiences that we had many years ago. We both became Certified Auto-Truck and Tank mechanics after a 16-week course at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland. After that, we were assigned to the 79th Ord Co (GS) in Fort Ord, California. Well, getting back to the car thing, we both had ‘55 Chevrolets. The ‘55 Chevy was the car to have! If you had a ‘57 Chevy, you were just the king of the hill. In those days, maintaining a car to run smoothly and dependable required a lot more work than today’s cars. Today, it’s commonly called an oil change because when you take it in that’s basically what they do; they change the oil and the filter. Years ago we called it an oil change and a grease

job. It was quite a production if done properly. Before I begin the differences, I must tell you that today’s cars have almost no lubrication in the form of grease because most of the parts have been factory greased and sealed; henceforth, that leaves very few places to add grease. Back in the 50s, you really got a grease job! Almost any two parts that were joined together had a zerk fitting. It was a tiny, steel ball not much bigger than a pencil eraser, and that fitting had a tiny protrusion which was pushed back when you inserted a grease gun and pumped grease into it. The fresh grease would go in under strong pressure forcing the old grease out. If you were not skilled at using a hydraulic-powered grease gun, you got more grease on you then you got in the fitting; hence, the term grease monkey which was what people referred to as mechanics. Your average car had about 30 places where that gun had to be used. Most of these places were associated with the suspension and steering components. For example, the upper and lower

ball joints all needed to be greased. The steering parts like the idler arm and center link all required a blast from the grease gun. Some Chrysler products like the old flat six-cylinder Plymouths had a spot to grease the water pump so the bearing in the pump wouldn’t seize up. Let’s not forget about the driveshaft. The driveshaft had a fitting at either end called a universal joint. Commonly called u-joints, they needed to be lubricated, and anyone who neglected that important part paid the price of driving along when suddenly you thought the car was ready for the scrap heap. If the joint let go, the car stopped dead in its tracks. The driveshaft was the long tube that transferred power from the motor to the rear end which in turn drove the rear wheels. Back in the day as we like to call it, cars did not have alternators; they had generators. There was a tiny little flap that you would lift up and squirt a few drops of oil into. This would keep the bearings in the generator from seizing up. The generator had two small carbon-like brushes inside

What’s Bugging You By HARRY L KATZ

Besides death and taxes, another permanent concern that all humans have is living with bugs. All kinds of bugs— those that feed on humans and pets, those that spread disease organisms, those that destroy food, fiber and wood, and those that pollinate plants and cause allergies. One of the persistent concerns of many Century Village residents is their presence, even if they are harmless. The harm is to their peace of mind.  I have written about many of these obnoxious creatures for years. It may be worthwhile to review steps that can reduce the incidence of these unwelcome visitors. Many people grab a sprayer and spray (and pray that it works). Fortunately, the margin of safety to humans using pesticides is so great, thanks to the Environmental Pesticide Agency regulations, there is little concern about danger to humans. There are better strategies to minimize the incidence of these creepy crawlers.  One is the use of a good vacuum cleaner, equipped with a

variety of tools that can reach into pest shelters: behind the stove, radiator, stored cardboard boxes, and clutter in the closet. Food particles under the refrigerator, stove, and under the sink invite pests. Open food cartons, especially those that have been there for many months or years, support pantry pests.                             Accumulations of dust on ceiling fan blades support house dust mites. Colonies of these universal creatures thrive in dust balls in hidden corners. Dust is mostly the shed skin particles of humans that serve as food for enormous colonies of house dust mites. Their airborne body parts and feces cause illness and allergic reactions for thousands of susceptible people. A good vacuum cleaner filters out the microscopic dust particles. The light from area nightlighting bulbs on the roof invites clouds of insects to the area. Slightly bent window screen frames can permit easy entrance of mosquitoes, midges and other winged pests, especially if near the lagoon. The newest scourge for all Americans is the re-

turn of bedbugs. Many times, they are introduced unwittingly with visitors or employees from other countries. A frequent brushing of garments after returning home can remove the bloodsucking hitchhikers. Hanging garments out in the hot sun for several hours will also destroy these beasts. I was one of the first to write about bedbug resistance to DDT, published in a trade journal, in 1957.   I was able to get control, as a pest control operator, with the use of a desiccant, diatomaceous earth. Available on the web, it is a harmless toxicant and effective if dusted on the mattress under the cover and into crevices in the bedstead, nearby furniture, sofa and crevices in the floor and window trim of the bedroom. It kills by removing the protective film on any insect’s cuticle, allowing internal fluid to evaporate. Diatomaceous earth is the stuff Joseph advised the Pharaoh to use on corn in storage to avoid a seven year famine. He got it from mines in nearby Turkey.

them and periodically they needed to be replaced. That was 90% of generator failure; the brushes were worn down and could not make contact with the armature which would result in generator failure. A really good mechanic would check these brushes every 10,000 miles and replace them if needed, and most of the time they were getting to the point where replacement assured a trouble-free electrical system that kept the tiny little six-volt electrical system operating at peak efficiency. Let’s talk air cleaners! Today you just go into WalMart, or any parts store, and buy a throw- away filter and just drop it in and bingo that’s done. Years ago, you had a big thing called an air cleaner which had to be removed and washed out in solvent, replacing it with fresh oil which would trap the air particles from invading the engine. That was a pain in the neck but again this was an essential part of a grease and oil change. Wheel bearings also had to be periodically removed and repacked in


bearing grease. That was an awful messy job. You had to clean the bearing in solvent like kerosene or a similar substance, dip it into a pot of grease and roll it around with your fingers until it was thoroughly coated in and out. After that, you checked the rear end known as the differential. You pulled out a plug and stuck your finger in it. If you got gear oil on the first joint of your finger, she was good to go; if not, you just kept pumping gear oil like 90 weight motor oil (thick, black and yucky) until your finger felt like it was full. After that you took your little oil can and lubed the door hinges and striker plates. Then you made sure the oil was filled to capacity in the engine after letting it run, raised the car to check for any leaks and snugged the oil plug gently. Voila! You knew you were ready to go. Total cost about $8.00. Imagine that! Today eight bucks barely buys three gallons of gas. See ya next time. Happy motoring!


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CVE Clubhouse Library News

By BARBARA NATHAN MARCUS It was with some difficulty that I chose my favorites for this article. The CVE Library has so many best sellers and also some that are not necessarily on the best list but are so compelling. I have chosen a few to share with you this month. There is so much in our CVE Library that yearround residents will have the wonderful opportunity to be entertained, informed and take some fascinating journeys throughout the changing seasons. Lucky folks! The narrator of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, The Sense of an Ending, is told by Veronica, a girlfriend from his university days, that he just

doesn’t get it. Then after more clues have come his way, she tells him that he still doesn’t get it. There are so many things he doesn’t get that he even considers using the line as his epitaph: “Tony Webster – He never got it.” Julian Barnes won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for this very short novel which I found to be profound. After reading it twice, I discovered that Barnes has so many insights; it should be required reading. There is so much to get. For example, he says, “History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of

documentation.” Isn’t this the case when two people remember a shared vision, and they come together and talk about it and come up with a new and revised version? I shall be reading and writing more of Julian Barnes. Also, a 14-day book is a novel by Amor Towles. In his debut work, Rules of Civility, Towles is a principal at an investment firm in Manhattan. He speaks of wealth and class of the haves and have-nots and the interaction of both. He tells of the socially-constructed rules of behavior and ways of the Manhattan society in 1938. “Our most promising choices inevitably lay the groundwork for our regrets.” This is a beautifully written

and compelling read. A non-fiction about the late Steve Jobs is an excellent documentation of this brilliant and ingenious man’s rise to prominence as a technological world changer. From a series of interviews over two years, I became aware that we all have underbellies, dark sides if you will, including the late Steve Jobs. Ruth Wolfson has ordered many new books so come in and put your name on the Reserve list. They include: Betrayal by Danielle Steel; Mudwoman by Joyce Carol Oates; Stay Close by Harlan Coben; An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer; Fall from Grace by Richard North Patterson; Guilty Wives by James

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Stephen Sondheim - My Lifelong Idol By PAULINE MIZRACH Stephen Joshua Sondheim was born March 22, 1930; he is an American composerlyricist for stage and film. He is the winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards, including the special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He has been described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as “The greatest and perhaps the best-known artist working in musical theatre.” His most famous scores as composer and lyricist include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Assassins, West Side Story and Gypsy. In addition to the theatre, he has contributed the song Goodbye for Now and from the movie Dick Tracy, the song Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man) which won the Academy Award for best song. The Early Years: In his early years, he had a few painful struggles where he continually auditioned songs in his father’s living room to save money. He also spent time in Hollywood writing for the television series Topper. In 1954, he wrote the lyrics to Saturday Night which was produced on Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre. When he was 25 years old, he was introduced to Leonard Bernstein who hired him for West Side Story. Back to his early years: When Stephen Sondheim was ten, his father, who was a distant figure in his life, abandoned him and his mother. Later, his father sought custody but because he left with Alicia (another woman) his efforts failed; they had two sons together. “I was an institutionalized child, meaning one who has no contact with any kind of family.” Stephen was supplied with everything but human contact (no brothers, sisters, parents and yet, plenty to eat, friends to play with and a warm bed.) He despised his mother and when she died in the spring of 1992 he did not attend her funeral. These are references from Meyrle Secrest’s biography, A Life. His Career: When he was 10, his parents divorced and he became friends with Jamie Hammerstein, son of lyricist and playwright Oscar Hammerstein, who became Stephen’s surrogate father and made a profound influence in developing Stephen’s love for musical theatre. It became one of the most famous apprenticeships and collabora-

tions of the musical theatre. Some of this information is from Frank Rich, journalist and his conversations on national television with Stephen Sondheim for many years. Personal Life: In 2009, Alan Franks wrote in the Times that Sondheim came out as gay when he was about 40 years old and did not live with his partner, Peter Jones, until he was 61 years old. Peter Jones is a much younger dramatist and they lived together for several years until 1999. He

discussed his relationships with Frank Rich, when interviewed, concerning his long, solitary spell in the social life of New York City’s gay scene. (There are many books by Alan Helms.) Looking back and taking it all in for the past 20 years, I remain a long-time fan of Stephen Sondheim. I have attended off-Broadway productions, both in New York at Playwright Horizons: Company and Sweeney Todd and at the Roundabout Theatre in New

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Cooke’s Look at Books By RICHARD WILLIAM COOKE

A monthly look at books of interest – new and occasionally not-so-new, fiction and nonfiction – available at local libraries, bookstores and from online booksellers.

The Heights

By Kate Ascher, Penguin, 207 Pages, $35 When terrorist planes flew into the sky-high floors of the World Trade Center on 9/11, suddenly worldwide attention was focused on the dangers of living and working in skyscrapers. How high is too high? Don’t tall towers pose an easy, attractive target for suicide pilots and bombers? There are those who proclaimed the days of building higher and higher are over. But, over a decade has passed since the 110-story towers collapsed, burying nearly 3,000 victims, and on that same site a new, even taller skyscraper, rises and will become the tallest skyscraper in the United States. And other cities – most notably in Asia and the Middle East – are building skyscrapers taller than anything in the U.S. or elsewhere. Dubai now claims the title, long held by New York City, of having the tallest in the world, its startling – though some say cheeky and tacky – 160-story Burj Khalifa which tops out at an astounding 2,716 feet. In this fascinating new book, subtitled Anatomy of a Skyscraper, author Kate Ascher examines every aspect of building and maintaining a modern skyscraper. She details the vast amounts of infrastructure these buildings require to serve their thousands of workers and residents, revealing what it takes to sustain human life high in the sky. Beautifully and generously illustrated, this large-format volume also documents the fascinating history of the world’s most famous skyscrapers from before the construction of New York’s 612 foot Singer building erected in 1908 to the bevy of giant behemoths of today and those that are currently in planning stages around the world. This new book is an indispensable “everything you wanted to know about” guide to these architectural marvels, cathedrals of commerce for business and lofty and cloudpiercing homes to millions of residents around the world.


By Charles Frazier, Random House, 257 Pages, $26 This gripping new novel of

suspense and love is set in the bleak and ominously threatening Appalachians of North Carolina, a setting to which extraordinary author, Charles Frazier, introduced readers in his phenomenally successful Cold Mountain, a novel that was also made into a movie box office hit. This time Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative of gripping storytelling and human insight. Luce lives in a falling-down rural lodge, deserted after its owner died. She has become its caretaker by default. “No one else cared much for it.” Living with her are the two children of her sister, Lily, who was brutally murdered. Since witnessing the terrible death of their mother, neither child has spoken a word. Rendered mute, the severelydamaged children spend their time setting fires, killing chickens and wandering off into the dangerous, perilfilled woods. “Making fire from sparks is a lovely and fragile art…. the second you achieve a spark in tinder, you lean close to it and breathe on it from your throat with a sigh…if you purse your lips and blow, everything goes black…done carefully maybe a flame no bigger than the tip of a finger lives for a few seconds then, when the tinder begins to catch, an old man with his long hair on fire, crumples a few leaves and place twigs above the flame…do it on and on until when you look up to the sky, everything is dark and grainy as soot with little silver sparkles dancing in your vision… from there it’s easy.” Though abandoned and alone, Luce is determined to track down her sister’s killer – she’s sure it was her sister’s husband – while seeking to protect the children from their violent-prone, alcoholic father. Suddenly, two men arrive in town, one, the shadowy, leery heir to the abandoned lodge, and the other, Lily’s murderer on a rage-fueled hunt for the children. Are these men who they claim to be? How does Luce deal with the terror these menacing strangers pose? The reader is hooked from page one.

The New New Rules

By Bill Maher, Penguin, 354 Pages, $26.95 Regular viewers of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” look forward to the end of the weekly panel interview show

when Maher announces, “OK, time for new rules.” It’s during this portion of the show where Maher gleefully skewers hypocrisy, pomposity, greed, ignorance, stupidity and, most often, religion, or as he calls it, “everything America holds sacred.” In this new second edition of Maher’s collection of “new rules,” Maher says, “New Rules puts a voice to life’s gripes, everything from the petty annoyance of that little sticker on your supermarket plum to the brazen injustice of a Supreme Court that sides almost solely with corporations over individuals. Subtitled, A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their A—s, the following is a mere sampling of Maher’s witty, razor-sharp rants, ripostes and retorts: “Food companies must face the facts: one container equals one serving…Stop trying to give us nutritional information based on a fraction of a package. It assumes a talent for two things we’re really not capable of: restraint and math. “As long as they’re thinking of dumping Saturday service, the Post Office can go ahead and close altogether. Since about 1998, no one in America has gotten anything in the mail but catalogues, bills, Christmas cards and anthrax. And I hate Christmas cards. At least when you get anthrax, you don’t think, ‘Oh, s—t, now next year I have to send them anthrax. “Now that it’s become clear the Republicans are neither fiscally conservative nor strong on defense, they have to tell us exactly what it is they’re good at. Because it’s not defense. 9/11 happened on your watch. And you retaliated by invading the wrong country. And you lost a ten-year game of hide and seek with Osama bin Laden. And you’re responsible for running up most of the debt which makes us weak. “If one of your news organization’s headlines is about who got kicked off ‘Dancing with the Stars’ last night, you’re no longer a news organization. Sort of like, if you were on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ last night, you’re no longer a star.” There’s more in this welcome new collection of Maher humor and insight. You may not agree with all his views but one thing’s for sure: If you’re listening, you’re laughing.

Desilu – The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

By Coyne Steven Sanders and Tom Gilbert, Harper Collins, 386 Pages, $16.99, Paperback Who doesn’t remember the evenings when every television set across America was set to CBS’s “I Love Lucy”? It was said that, even if you were outside, walking along a New York City sidewalk in the summertime, you never missed an episode of that show because the sound of it could be heard through every open window. The unique magic of the show – which became a worldwide hit – was due to the two people at the heart of this updated, 60th anniversary edition of the history of the show which still holds a place in the hearts of American audiences today: The inimitable comedic brilliance – and business acumen -- of Lucille Ball and the ideas, determination and uncanny affinity Desi Arnaz had for the new medium of television which by the 1950s had taken America by storm. “I Love Lucy” made its debut on October 15, 1951 and, in this page-turner, the reader is taken behind-thescenes into the remarkable history of the show as well as into never-before-told stories

of television’s happiest couple – and Hollywood’s most tumultuous marriage. One of the most powerful couples of the Golden Age of Television had what appeared to be a storybook romance. However, off-camera, their marriage was much more complicated and the demands of success eventually led to their divorce, the news of which shocked the nation despite rumors of marital problems which had been rife for years earlier. This book brings into focus how the overwhelming pressures of fame, backstage battles, oversized egos and Desi’s philandering and drinking led to the destruction of their star-crossed, tempestuous union – but never their love for each other. The book also includes startling accounts of Lucy’s on-set tyranny and clashes with such stars as Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Jack Benny, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jayne Meadows – even with longtime sidekick Vivian Vance – as well as such later debacles for Lucille Ball as the movie, Mame and the TV show Life With Lucy. Called “The best bio yet about America’s red-topped funny lady,” this book will satisfy the most demanding fan of juicy Hollywood details, quotes, backstage insights and rare photos.

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CVE Symphony Orchestra By WILLIAM P. BRYAN, Ph.D. CVESO Vice President Tuesday evening, January 24, was the second concert performance of the CVESO’s four-concert season. And what a great performance it was! Our guest soloist for this concert was Dr. Jure Rozman, pianist, performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor. This concerto was the only concerto Grieg completed, and he wrote it at the age of 24 in Denmark in 1868! It is among one of his most popular compositions in addition to being one of the most popular of all piano concerti ever written. The concerto’s popularity has endured throughout the years ensuring its use widely in various contexts; for instance, it was featured in the film The Seventh Veil (1945); it became the opening theme of the first movement in the song Asia Minor (1961); excerpts were incorporated into the number Rosemary in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961) and part of the first movement was used in the film Lolita (1997). Jure is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Broward College in Fort Lauderdale. Born in Slovenia, his secondary education was at the Secondary Music School in Ljbljana, Slovenia. He then continued his studies at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and completed his Masters and Doctoral degrees at Louisiana State University. He has won numerous awards, including first prizes in the Slovene National Radio Competition (1995 and 2001) and the Dean’s Concerto Competition at LSU in 2001 and 2004. He frequently has presented solo and chamber music recitals in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Croatia and the Czech Republic and the USA. Additionally, our concert

program included: the Merry Wives of Windsor Overture (Nicolai), and Die Fleidermaus Suite (J. Strauss, Jr.). Accolades came pouring in immediately. The audience thoroughly enjoyed this program. Many audience members that evening told us how beautiful the music was from the beginning to the end of the concert. Ruth Cousin, CVESO Manager Emeritus, noted that she was “sitting there in a trance…the music was so beautiful.” Ruth said because the music was so beautiful, she hopes this will be a temptation for others to come to the rest of the concerts. Bea Guccione, President of the Orchestra Guild, said that many residents gave her much positive feedback about the concert’s music and performance that evening. Our 3rd and 4th concert program schedules are: February 21, 2012 Rossini: La Cenerentola Danzi: Sinfonia Concertante, with Ian Burr, clarinet; and, Robert Losinno, bassoon Haydn: Symphony No. 82 (L’Ours, aka, The Bears) Ian Burr, clarinetist and Robert Losinno, bassoonist: Danzi’s Sinfonia Concertante Ian received his Master of Music (MM) degree in clarinet performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the principal chair with the CVESO. Since moving to South Florida in 1989, he has performed extensively with every major musical organization in the region, including the Florida Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic and the Florida Grand Opera. Robert is a musician with the CVESO and is the orchestra’s manager. He attended the Manhattan School of Music and the Hart School, University of Hartford, receiving his Bachelor of Music

degree in Bassoon Performance. He also received the BBA degree in Arts Administration. His orchestral experiences include: the Brevard Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Ballet Florida, Symphony of the Americas, Palm Beach Pops and the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra. He has played for Andrea Bocelli, Yehuda Menuhin, Della Reese and Usher. March 27, 2012 Auber: The Crown Diamonds Overture Debussy: Children’s Corner Lalo: Symphony Espagnole with Corinne Stillwell, violinist Corinne Stilwell, violinist: Symphony Espagnole Corinne received her Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees and professional certificate, from the Julliard School of Music, NYC, where she was first enrolled at the age of 10. A versatile musician, she appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, on the Dame Myra Series in Chicago and as soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States and on tour in Europe. Frequently heard on WXXI-FM public radio, she has collaborated with David Shirfin, Robert Levin, Pepe Romero and members of the Eastman School of Music faculty. She served as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and was a member of the Harrington String Quartet. In 1997, she joined the faculty at Florida State College of Music, where she is Assistant Professor of Violin Performance. This will mark a return performance by Corinne, as the audience had made it clear that they would appreciate a return visit with the CVESO. Meet a few more of our musicians… Last month, I introduced you to Beverly Sanders, principal, second violin section and to Geri Wagner, cellist. This month my introductions will be of Mary Margolius, cellist and Beverly Daw, principal cellist.

Mary Margolius Mary was born in 1926 in Rochelle, Illinois. She received the cello she now plays at the age of 15. Her first adult concert was performed the same week as the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The beginning of that war was announced that day during intermission (December 7, 1941). Mary’s cello was made by Carl Becker in Chicago. She would take the train from Rochelle into Chicago for cello lessons. Mary graduated from the University of Iowa, as a Psychology Major, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society. She continued graduate studies at the University of Missouri as an Education Major. She married at age 21. Mary played in the Concord Orchestra, toured in Europe and played for 10 years with the Cape Cod Symphony. She taught cello performance at the Shady Hill Academy and directed the chorus at the High Point Seven in addition to studying cello her whole life. She had also been a cellist with the Lyric Chamber Orchestra in Highland Beach. This is Mary’s 23rd season with the CVESO. Beverly Daw Beverly is the principal cellist of the orchestra. She is also a CVESO board member and serves as the orchestra’s music librarian. Beverly received her BA degree in Music Education from Wichita State University and her MA degree in Cello Performance from Kansas University. She has performed with Henry Mancini, Joshua Bell, Rod Stewart, Tony Orlando, Englebert Humperdink, Juliet Prowse, George Burns and many others. She was an Adjunct Professor of Cello at the University of Omaha and at FAU. Her orchestral experiences include: the Sunrise Symphonic Pops, Lyric Chamber Orchestra of Highland Beach, Hallandale

Beach Pops and the Broward Symphony in Davie. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! We believe that CVE is the only gated community in South Florida (or in Florida?) that has its own symphony orchestra. We hope to continue this trend with your ongoing support. It was again hopeful that this season’s concerts would have attracted full houses. The continuation of your very own CVE symphony orchestra is contingent upon the attendance of all music lovers so tell all to bring a friend, and please purchase tickets for the concerts. The cost, $7 per concert, is a small fee for the level of professional musicianship displayed at each concert; and we need every auditorium seat filled in order to sustain the level and quality of performances that those who regularly attend our concerts have continued to enjoy during each concert season. The Orchestra greatly depends on the income from your ticket purchases for each concert attendance, additional monetary donations (listed in the concert programs) and the annual contribution from the CVE Orchestra Guild. Without this financial support, we could not survive! The CVESO Symphony Orchestra is a not-for-profit organization; therefore, all donations are tax deductible. The CVE Orchestra Guild Again we want to give our heartfelt thank you to each of the Orchestra Guild volunteer members and its President, Bea Guccione. The Orchestra Guild, with its hard-working volunteers, is like an army of “energizer bunnies” providing many CVE educational, cultural and fun-loving, leisure-time programs throughout the year in support of our symphony orchestra. We look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

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



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There is really only one rule to Sudoku: Fill in the game board so that the numbers 1 through 9 occur exactly once in each row, column, and 3x3 box. The numbers can appear in any order and diagonals are not considered. Your initial game board will consist of several numbers that are already placed. Those numbers cannot be changed. Your goal is to fill in the empty squares following the simple rule above. 1. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each row. 2. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each column. 3. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each 3x3 box. 4. A complete Sudoku puzzle contains the numbers 1 through 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box. Hint: Start with a square that only has three numbers missing. Look at surrounding squares and grids to see which numbers you need to fill that 3x3 grid. SOLUTION ON PAGE 35B


Unscramble these words. The letters in brackets complete the sentence. 1) CIORTVY ( _) _ ( _) _ ( _) _ _ 2) QUAEIOS ( _ ) _ _ ( _) _ _ _


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CVE Welcome Two white egrets stand, survey from vantage of our black auto hood.

I count my week in eight days, For me it is not seven, because I dine out every other night and four doggie bags is truly heaven.

So amazed I stop and stare call to my mate Come, you must see…

My microwave is my best friend, and I set the table every other night. I place a linen tablecloth and flowers while I dine by candlelight.

Two homo sapiens stand, survey. Should we photograph this rare display? Alas! Alack! They fly away only poop and poem to record their stay – wonder of such regal survey.

A Secret Memory There is a confession; it’s not been told. Today is the day; I’m growing old. Parents seated in temple; a High Holy Day Skullcaps and shawls was how they did pray. I was nine or ten and foolishly bold.


Fidgety kids sent out to play in the sun. Conspiring buddies just having fun. A Catholic church just across the way became our target on that September day.

Cruising Some folks eat/ like they were at Spargo’s Boarding as passengers, and leaving as cargo. But that’s all old news. If you’ve gone on a cruise you’ll gain three pounds before passing Key Largo. Three gourmet meals a day are a pleasure and three more are just for good measure. Italian or gourmet, Chinese or parfait you’ll shriek if you see a tape measure. So much to do on board ship that really enhances a trip. Wine tasting classes, The clinking of glasses even gymnastics/to teach how to flip. Your room is a little bit small 340 square feet and that’s all Above/ this small bit of floorage you’ll find plenty of storage to stow away for all ports of call. Oh, Please – don’t be alarmed your toilet will do you no harm. Just please move your tush before you do flush or your screaming could set off an alarm.

We peddled our bikes to the top of the hill There sat St. Joseph’s so stately and still. The back door left open; a dare not to leave. A decision to enter; a choice I still grieve. We crept nervously forward with hardly a sound. Dumb snickering kids just fooling around. Our eyes slowly adjusted to the dim light. There before us; a most tempting sight. Abundance of candles; long matches did wait. Temptation too much; we took the bait. We lit each candle, one by one. In little time the deed was done. And then out of nowhere some Brothers appear. They shouted of morals; their fists to fear. A sobering moment – this did not go well; and surely I will burn in hell. An upward last glance as I left the place. There hung sweet Jesus filled with grace. I would never forget his sneer of disgrace As he frowned upon my Jewish face. ~PHYLLIS BIER

There are so many places to see; from Aruba to Labradee Cay. The jewelry at St. Thomas Paradise Isle in the Bahamas and the cacti and divi divi tree. When you deboard to the Caribbean Isles the natives will greet you with smiles. They’ll braid up your hair or rent you a chair. You’ll see beaches for miles and miles. All good things may turn into sand but memories are always at hand. The sea and the fun and friendships begun and thank goodness for elastic waistbands! ~ CARL SWARTZ

My kitchen is so clean too! So dine out, never slave over a stove Doggie bags are NOT for doggies It’s really for me and you! ~SANDI LEHMAN

My Heart So hard to break, careful as a toe into a cold lake. My heart, learned to swim the current, try the wave, dive into deep water fluid and brave. My heart, followed the teacher who led the way, let the universe beckon jump in and play. My heart, did not skip a beat, loyal throughout when others were not, when I had to part with mother and father, with friends and a brother. I thank you my heart for each breath I take, for keeping me strong no matter my fate. My heart was willingly stolen by love, how quick the beat for all that matters, so sweet, so sweet. ~ RONA SHEFLER

A gaggle of new people to meet and a soak in the hot tub’s a treat. With shapely wahinis in mini bikinis a day that’s described as complete. At nighttime, the sky brings some elation. You can find your own constellation. Holding hands with your pearl she’s turned into a girl her eyes sparkling with the same young flirtation.

We can have steak, ribs, chicken or even Chinese delights. Oh, there’s nothing like a doggie bag to carry home with every other night Bow Wow, Bow Wow, Bow Wow.

We are… We are what we desire to be, so let’s be careful who we are We are barely discernible, we are consumers of things Expensive Starbucks Coffee, pizza and bad hamburgers We are cultural gatekeepers, our judgments shape tastes Anachronistic, fragmented or real, without premeditation We are Black Friday consumers, frenzied out of sync Absurd gutters of condos with granite counters, renovations unplugged “You should see Beverley’s or Adele’s or Myrna’s” Condos for fainting! Aesthetically attuned, architectural wonders of gated fiefdoms Time for eye rolls of envy, or blank stares of indifference Who gives a four letter word? Granite counters indeed! My renovator is better than your renovator, critical endorsements welcomed We aimlessly troll the aisles of Cosco’s, Macy’s and JC Penny. Home Hardware All great economic institutions, to buy our stuff, good stuff too! You betchya! We are discussants of things, prices, bargains, places, extended warranties TV styles, incredible pictures. Plasmas without bleeding LED, LCD, Cinema 3D, LG Cinema, easy access, limitless content Smart TV, but dumb viewers with intuitive magic moment remotes Streaming video and custom apps, just point your remote Life is a click away ~ MARVIN HERSHORN

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My Vows I vow to love my precious life, to value every day; to keep my spirits bright and high; to chase the gloom away. I vow to see the good in everyone I meet; to listen to their tales           and remain tactful and discreet. I vow to reserve judgment until all the facts are mine; and even           then to do my best to abstain and decline. I vow to be more tolerant of others and their views; to try to           understand them and “walk awhile in their shoes.” I vow to be a loyal friend, to love and show I care; to be of           help to those who may be in despair. I vow to cherish family; to hold them close in heart; for family           is precious and should not be torn apart. I vow to practice patience when my nerves are overtaxed; to           eradicate the stressors; to be tranquil and relaxed. I vow to be observant of the beauty that surrounds me; to drink           in all the glory and all the mystery. I vow to keep my mind alert; to respect my body, too; to live           a life that I can prize; to love whatever I may do. And then I shall be able to continue to pursue the goals that I           aspire to, before my life is through.

On Government They hide exploding cigars in their breast pockets They are enigmatic and inaccessible They are never abreast with the truth, recant politicians! Lies are the progenitor of their political spin, bafflegab Obfuscation and even good old deflection is their game Questions are skewed, answers are difficult to nurture Do they ever answer question? Or do they proselytize? Do their tax plans help the rich and skewer the poor? Are they helping “real people and real suffering?” By evaluating the faith of the faithful, by an unbeliever walking… A dialectical tightrope of fundamentalist belonging and individualism A mantra of lies and distortions follows their blind ambition Demonize the enemy, weave alternative histories Into your attack dog narratives of megalomaniacal dissection Indulging in mirror image sins of the opponents, Hey Newt, Easy on Mitt! Protect the safety net! That’s pragmatic. Come off your moral plain of make believe, prepare your damage control That supports the economy, not humanity; citizens are just “being there” Like the Chauncey Gardner’s of our time, in a television dreamscape Test the waters of common truth, too many Monika’s abound That you want to tear down, ostracize your rival While developing your talent for disgorging innate hypocrisy Excoriate false ideologies while failing to articulate Your own…rationalize the truth, truth is only a theory Find your traction, watch out for bag ladies Fly passenger class; avoid private jets…too many entrails Catharsis is nice without dirty hands, mea culpa Where is the consciousness and conscience?


Mystery Uncovered Are you aware of our modern indoor swimming pool? Many use it as an everyday common rule. It’s a far cry from how it looked three years ago. New paint, new benches, new tiles around the pool in a row. Sixteen large overhead windows to let sunshine in over the chatter and splashing of those within. Also, eight new brown benches for your bathing paraphernalia so you can submerge yourself in your water mania. Now two large indoor trees adorn each end. Men swim forcibly like an Olympian would pretend. Now they have even added two artists’ paintings, one a sarong wrapped beautiful lady minus earrings the other I can only describe as a bit crazy with no rhyme or reason and colors dim and hazy. The ardent physical fit swimmers try to dominate their lane. Trying to avoid them sometimes proves to be a pain.

Then the ladies with their bright colored noodles usually stay in one place like long lost poodles. At 9:15 a.m. the teacher led aqua water classes begin. Arms swinging, legs jumping, noise rises to a deafening din. Bobbing heads with women’s hats that never get wet bump and introduce themselves with faces you won’t forget. Most in the water usually stay in one place. Others walk sideways in their own usual pace. Of course, if the weather is ultra nice the Olympic outdoor would certainly suffice. But if you have arthritis or you’re in some pain Exercise and swimming inside is never in vain. ~ ELI COHEN


Ugly but Beautiful World I turn my head from the ugliness around. I open my window and suddenly I found that birds still sing and flowers are there and joy and laughter are everywhere in this ugly but beautiful world. The sun rises in all its glory – a new day is here! If I can disregard the sorrows, life can be full of cheer like the petals of a rose, glistening with dew or a strumming guitar playing music for you. Like a walk through a small serene country lane the beauty that’s there is for everyone to claim in this ugly but beautiful world. Regret

Even with the poverty, the rat race and the frauds the human computers and their race to the gods. All that must not stop me – I hope and I pray that seeing the start of each wonderful day will remind me – that love is there for all to share in this ugly but beautiful world.

If only I could for a day, an hour be a baby in my mother’s ample arms nestled against her belly sheltered from the world’s intrusions. If only I could for an hour, a minute hear her sweet soprano voice You’ll see I’m right – if one adapts their mind nourishing me with song to seeing only the good and the kind and sustenance. you’ll find that the world’s not really so bad. If only I could for a moment So go seek it – go find it – you will surely be glad see her sea-blue eyes set in almond skin that in your heart the wave on her forehead you are still a part rolling like a stream in summer of this ugly but beautiful world. her wide mouth and full lips as soft as petals. ~ MORRIS SOLOMON If only I could… before I slid swiftly down her body to the floor below, crawled carefully, stood on wobbly legs, walked cautiously then ran as fast as I could never saying what I wanted to say. ~AVIVA RAVEL


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CVE Duplicate Bridge Club Winners for January



Bd: 25


Dlr: North

♥K Q 10 5 4 3 2

Vul: E-W

♦10 8 6 ♣7 3

♠A 7 5

♠Q 9 8 4 3 2



♦A K Q J 9 7 3

♦5 4

♣10 5

♣A 9 6 2 ♠K J 10 ♥J 8 7 6 ♦2 ♣K Q J 8 4

When North opens 3♥, East lacks the values for a 3♠ overcall. South may raise to 4♥, and West may feel constrained to act because he’ll think his opponents are trying to steal. Many Wests will try 5♦, and East will do well to pass despite his two aces, giving his partner plenty of room to compete. A few Wests will double 4♥, and East can judge well to bid only 4♠. North-South would be -300 at 5♥ doubled, but South has some defense and will usually sell out. It seems Wests at 5♦ must lose two spades and a club, but on any lead, West can run the trumps, catching South in a spade-club end-position to make the contract. Against 4♠, South may lead the ♣K and East should appraise his contract as worth assuring: he can take the ♠A and start the diamonds, losing two trumps and a club for +620 and a top.

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

Beginners Bridge (Step 1) Beginners Bridge (Step 2) Japanese Bunka Stained Glass As The Jewish World Churns Oil & Multimedia Clay Sculpture Theatre Arts From Negative to Positive w/Mind Power Clay Pottery Mah-Jongg (Beginner) Charcoal & Pastels English as a Second Language Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor & Ink Spanish Beginners

Mixed Media Painting Beginners French Relax, Meditate Learn About Astrology Pro & Con The Art of Portrait Drawing Canasta Conversation Yiddish Advanced Bridge Current Affairs Roundtable Italian Conversation Beginner Italian Investing Wisely Abstract Art Let’s Talk Food w/ Fred & Sheila Writer’s Workshop

Spanish Beginners (Step 2)

Beginners Computers

Spanish Intermediate

Intermediate Computers

How to Knit

Intermediate/Advanced Computers

Musical History of Folk & Protest Music

Opera Appreciation

Beginner Lapidary

Introduction to Digital Camera

Introduction to Sewing

Introduction to Digital Media

Drumming Crash Course

Memoir Writing & Geneology

Drumming Intermediate

Painting with Meditation

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

Saturday 1/07/12 B. Weinberg / L. Fertik – M. Gerber / L. Klein H. Wiseman / J. Wiseman – L. Rappaport / L. Pearson 1/14/12 V. DelFavaro / D. Connell – J. Guss / M. Stark P. Markson / M. Markson – M. Gerber / L. Klein 1/21/12 A. Satov / R. Colman – D. Long / H. Lieberman Q. Marcus / J. Crown – E. Ross / A. Bruhn 1/28/12 B. Weinberg / P. Tepper – S. Rothstein / A. Finkelstein M. Rosen / J. Rosen – A. Reef / S. Lebner Monday 1/02/12 V. DelFavaro / D. Connell – L. Guttman / J. Schwartz P. Benjamin / M. Benjamin – Q. Marcus / R. Schucker 1/09/12 B. Weinberg / L. Fertik – M. Gelman / J. Wasserman E. Bloom / E. Sirzyk – M. Zielinski / M. Zielinski 1/16/12 R. Kleinman / L. Polon – A. Greene / R. Schwartz B. Victor / S. Victor – M. Zielinsky / M. Zielinsky 1/23/12 L. Brotman / N. Brotman –

L. Rappaport / L. Pearson P. Tepper / D. Connell – Q. Marcus . R. Schucker 1/30/12 B. Feldstein / L. Fertik – H. Lieberman / B. Cordes L. Schneider / R. Schneider – E. Ross / I. Brodkin Tuesday 1/03/12 V. DelFavaro / A.Greene – J. Iovino / H. Luber M. Brock / S. Yaffe – N. Botner / E. Sirzyk 1/10/12 A. Boisclair / D. Connell – M. Polster / I. Zwirek D. Kirsh/ E. Kirsh – M. Ginsberg / R. R. Ginsberg 1/17/12 B. Cohen / E. Rabinovitch – I. Brodkin / A. Reef C. Edelbaum / E. Brodkin – R. Schwartz / B. Schwartz 1/24/12 C. Edelbaum / E. Brodkin – E. Ross/ E. Bornstein A. Bruhn / P. Tepper – J. Israili / L. Goldberg 1/31/12 H. Wiseman / J. Wiseman – D. Kirsh / E. Kirsh A. Boisclair/ D. Connell – G. Verrault / Korman


Weigh the Widgets The store room clerk received a shipment of ten barrels of widgets. Each barrel contained one hundred widgets. According to the invoice, each individual widget was supposed to weigh one pound (16 ounces) except for one barrel that contained widgets that weighed 17 ounces each. The manufacturer neglected to mark the barrels. Before placing the barrels

in his store room, he had to mark the barrel that contained the 17 ounce widgets. He had a large scale that was accurate to the nearest ounce. What was the least number of weightings he had to make to identify which barrel contained the 17 ounce widgets and how did he do it? Editor’s note: What’s a widget is not part of this problem. The Solution to Puzzler – can be found on page 34B.

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A Snowbird Reviews By JANICE ZAMSKY

January and early February shows were anything and everything from the sublime to the mediocre. I try to tell you others’ reactions, not just my opinions in my reviews. Pat Cooper, Saturday, January 14 The opener was better than the main act! Accompanied by a three piece band, Mr. Zimmerman (sorry I didn’t catch his first name) was a dynamic vocalist with both a terrific voice and repertoire: It Had to be You, You’re Too Good To Be True, (a Frankie Valli favorite) You Raise Me Up, (ala Josh Groban) and an impressive duo from West Side Story – Tonight, Tonight and Maria. Wow! Pat Cooper, the main act, is a well seasoned comedian who has appeared with many stars in notable venues. He joked about hearing aids, Dancing with the Stars, and politics. He had an appreciative audience who laughed and clapped. However, I and many others felt he was somewhat disappointing and, perhaps, past his prime. Elayne Boisser, Sunday, January 15 Sorry, again I missed the full name of Jeff, the opener, whom I again enjoyed more than the main act. Both performers were comedians and sort of last-minute program changes. Jeff, it seemed to me, had original material; I couldn’t spot any rerun jokes. His humor included free dinner seminars, rain checks, dollar stores, security guards,

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at 954-570-3316.

food, medications and babies’ names. Quite a refreshing comedian! The main act comedian, Elayne Boisser, touched on politics, airport security, weight loss programs, GPS systems and pets. Her humor also seemed to be original. She was hilarious, but the opener was a notch or two superior to her. Martin Dubé, Sunday, January 22 What a fabulous show – even more so – considering Martin Dubé is relatively unknown! I predict, in a few years, Dubé will be a household name in the U.S. as well as in Canada. What a voice! He can sing any type of music, several languages (English, French, Spanish, and Italian) and has a vocal range from tenor to soprano! His vocal impersonations covered a wide range, including Tom Jones, Louis Armstrong, Cher, Elton John, Josh Groban (You Raise Me Up), Dean Martin (That’s Amore), Stevie Wonder, The Platters, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley (really great!) Dubé sang everything from country to opera. Dubé gave several remarkable soprano renditions: Sound of Music, Annie, LaVie En Rose. His encore number was an Italian opera aria ála Maria Callas and an emotional Ave Maria. This talented vocal artist also gave us samples of disco, rock ‘n roll as well as show tunes (Come to the Cabaret and Music of the Night from Phantom).

His piéce de résistance drove his audience crazy! Dubé sang an Italian opera aria first in a soprano range; then in a flash, he switched to a most hearty tenor in the manner of Luciano Pavarotti complete with waving a big white hanky! Of course, there was a long standing ovation for this fantastically talented performer. He can’t return too soon for me. He left me in a mood I haven’t experienced since my teenage Sinatra swooning! My Son, The Waiter, Saturday, January 28 Brad Zimmerman’s hour and one half soliloquy might have been more palatable as a 45 minute show preceded by a lighter opener, like a vocalist. Granted, a one-person show is difficult to perform, but this show could be condensed somewhat. It was a bit disappointing. I did glean two important pearls of wisdom from this performer: “Money does not bring happiness, the Pursuit of Excellence does!” and “A Jewish fetus is not considered viable until it graduates from Medical School.” Entertainment Showcase, Monday, January 30 A great idea! We auditioned 13 acts and voted “book” or “don’t book.” My hubby and I could not agree at all on several acts! It goes to show that you can’t please all the people all the time. C’est la vie! During the three and one half hour program, the #1 act was two Italian brothers whose voices were as wonderful as their looks. Another

Please DO NOT feed the ducks at the pool areas

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

Italian man also had an enviable voice. Two previews I really panned in the notes section and wrote “Please – never, ever!” If you saw this showcase I’m sure you can guess my objections. Michael Turco, Illusionist, Wednesday, February 1 A very different show! This amazing showman produced white doves out of nowhere, had surprising disappearing acts, made it snow and employed audience participation. What’s not to like? No grumbling heard after this show. Hal Linden, Thursday, February 2 The opening act, a violinist who has appeared previously, was the tasty appetizer to the great show that followed. Our violinist was terrific and really made his fiddle sing. His selections couldn’t have been better if I had picked them: medleys from my two very favorite shows, Fiddler and Phantom. He then finished


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off with a Hungarian Rhapsody (or something that sounded like one. Please excuse my ignorance of classical music knowledge and recognition.) Veteran performer Hal Linden again wowed our CVE audience with stage presence, perfect diction, (so important for senior ears,) wit, vocal and raconteur talents. He is the consummate, all around performer. No complaints heard tonight. Mal Z. Lawrence & Dick Capri, Saturday, February 4 Two more venerable entertainers with impeccable diction – how lucky can we get? These are the highest echelon of comedians! Capri was excellent with his silent jokes, pantomimes, sketches and mask maker faces as well as with his jokes. Mal Z. Lawrence can also sing. Both men told many rerun jokes, but the jokes are so funny and told so well. These old stories can have you in stitches no matter how many times you hear them told by these two master comedians!


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Movie Review March By SANDRA PARNESS

TOWER HEIST-When a group of hard-working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy businessman’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence. Starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck. PG-13. 105 minutes. Playing Monday, March 5, 2012, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 9, 2012, 2 & 7:30 p.m. PUSS IN BOOTS-A story about the events leading up to

the sword-fighting cat’s meeting with Shrek and his friends. Starring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis. PG, 90 minutes. Playing Monday, March 12, 2012, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 2 p.m.; Friday, March 16, 2012, 2 & 7:30 p.m. J. EDGAR-As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed

doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts. R, 137 minutes. (Rated R for Adult Situations). Playing Monday, March 19, 2012, 2 & 7:30 p.m; Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 2 p.m.; Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CABARET 40TH ANNIVERSARY- A female girlie club

entertainer in Weimar Republicera Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. Starring Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York. PG, 124 minutes. Playing Monday, March 26, 2012, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 2 p.m.; Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Answer to the Puzzler from page 32B The clerk identified the 17 ounce widget barrel by placing on the scale One widget from barrel #1 Two widgets from barrel # 2 Three widgets from barrel #3 etc. and then looked at the total weight indicated. The total number of widgets on the scale is 55 widgets. If they were all one pound (16 ounces) each, the total weight would be 55 pounds. Now, if the 17 ounce barrel was barrel # 1, since we took only 1 widget from that barrel, the total weight would be 55 pounds and 1 ounce; if from barrel #2 - two widgets, and the weight would be 55 pounds and 2 ounces. Therefore, in using only one weighing, the total number of ounces over the 55 pounds identifies which barrel contains the 17 ounce widgets.

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2012 Area Chair and Vice Chair AREA



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

Don Kaplan

Council Area Chair

Joe Sachs

Council Area Vice Chair

VICE CHAIRPERSON "D" 1022 "D" 2061 "A"1004 "E" 224 "B" 4019 "K" 254 "C" 353 "B" 27 "D" 3015 "C" 454 "I" 4018 "S" 406 "S" 4098 "V" 2106 "I" 180 "F" 151 "A" 4015 "S" 407 "E" 116 "O" 3049 "I" 155

725-2404 725-9175 708-2470 418-0768 725-3301 428-1409 429-8313 428-0307 426-8582 571-1899 426-9812 213-1171 428-8890 570-9470 725-5999 428-0634 531-0969 426-3263 481-8934 725-1384 725-4308

Sylvia Gurin Harry Chizeck David Boxer Abe Trachtenberg Elaine Levy Dan Glickman Ed Yeitz Elaine Solomon Tim Lippman Lori Benoit Donna Dowling Joan Baker Donna Capobianco Toni Ponto Carol Garcy Richard Grundt Sheldon Kershon Mary Ann Braun Sheldon Pierce Harvey Masef

"A" 12 "C" 4046 "C"1044 "K" 364 "B" 1028 "G" 153 "C" 349 "I" 97 "D" 3016 "B" 22 "K" 1043 "N" 289 "Q" 2075 'V' 4109 "D" 79 "E" 439 "B" 3026 "X" 521 "A" 2 "C" 49 "C" 60




428-6857 426-3178 428-7356 419-9730 427-2447 421-6259 570-8112 571-9773 428-1317 428-9751 427-2627 428-3780 427-9684 263-0645 428-0286 428-6104 427-7124 428-8076 571-2266 419-9758 421-2344

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New East shuttle bus schedule in effect as of January 2, 2012

East Route: Mon-Wed-Fri 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Leave CVE

Sawgrass Promenade

N. Broward Medi cal Pl aza

Sawgrass Promenade

Arri ve CVE

9:00 9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15

9:10 9:55 10:40 11:25 12:10 12:55 1:40 2:25

9:20 10:05 10:50 11:35 12:20 1:05 1:50 2:35

9:30 10:15 11:00 11:45 12:30 1:15 2:00 2:45

9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00

East Route: Tuesday-only 9 a.m. – 3 p.m Leave CVE

Boca Center

Town Center

CVS Pharmacy

Arri ve CVE

9:00 9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15

9:15 10:00 10:45 11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30

9:25 10:10 10:55 11:40 12:25 1:10 1:55 2:40

9:35 10:20 11:05 11:50 12:35 1:20 2:05 2:50

9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00

East Route: Thursday-only 9 a.m. – 3 p.m Leave CVE 9:00 9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15

Festival Flea Market

Kosher Market

Aldi’s Market Market

Al di 's

Arri ve CVE

9:15 10:00 10:45 11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30

9:25 10:10 10:55 11:40 12:25 1:10 1:55 2:40

9:35 10:20 11:05 11:50 12:35 1:20 2:05 2:50

9:45 10:30 11:15 12:00 12:45 1:30 2:15 3:00

East Route: Saturday (Town Center) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m Leave CVE

Boca Center

Town Center

CVS Pharmacy

Arri ve CVE

10:00 10:45 11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30 CVE 3:30 CVE 4:20

10:15 11:00 11:45 12:30 1:15 2:00 2:45 Church 3:40 Boca Ctr 4:35

10:25 11:10 11:55 12:40 1:25 2:10 2:55 Boca Ctr 3:55 Town Ctr 4:50

10:35 11:20 12:05 12:50 1:35 2:20 3:05 Town Ctr 4:05 CVS 5:00

10:45 11:30 12:15 1:00 1:45 2:30 3:15 CVS 4:15 Church 5:10

East Route:


10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Leave CVE

Festival Fl ea Market

Kosher Market

Aldi’s Market

Al di 's Market

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Sundays and Holidays Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mini-bus to Plaza Ceases service each evening from Clubhouse at 7:30 p.m. Route #1: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A, Century Plaza, Westbury, Cambridge, Durham, Clubhouse. Route #2 Clubhouse, Durham A & V on Century Blvd., Islewood, Oakridge A & B, Prescott A & E, Newport, Oakridge C & D, Lyndhurst Pool, Keswick, Restaurant, Clubhouse. Route #3: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A & B, Upminster A-M, Richmond, Farnham, Grantham A-E, Harwood, Markham A-K, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse. Route #4: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Ashby, Farnham, Harwood, Grantham F, Markham S & T, Oakridge Pool, Oakridge F-V, Markham L-R, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse.

CVE 4:20 CVE 5:15

Route #5/6: Clubhouse, Ellesmere, Ventnor, Tilford A-R, Le Club/Activity Center, Reporter/Medical Center, Tilford S-X, Tilford P-R, Le Club/Activity Ctr/Medical, Prescott F-G, Oakridge corner, Markham corner, Lyndhurst corner, Ellesmere-Century Blvd, Keswick-Century Blvd, Parking LotDepot, Clubhouse. Show nights, Express A & B – Motor Coaches will run an hour before the show and after. As of 6/27/11


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CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild By MARION G. COHEN Well we did it again! Our Fashion Show held on Saturday, February 18, was a huge success. Our male and female models displayed Bealls attractive clothing line. Donna Capobianco, our Lady of Song, and Mitzi Rice, our lovely dancer, gave class to our event. And this year we had an added attraction. Harry Liner, the Stained Glass instructor, conducted a drawing at the Fashion Show for the auction

of his mermaid collection for the benefit of the CVE Symphony Orchestra. The names of the winners will be printed in the April issue of the Reporter. Thank you for your generosity. On February 22 we attended the opera La Traviata by Verdi at Florida Atlantic University. This was a sold out event and is a favorite of opera enthusiasts. The Russian Opera Company was accompanied

by the Russian National Symphony Orchestra. On Sunday, March 4 at the Open Meeting we were entertained by Marilyn Maingart, principal flutist in many symphonic orchestras. We thank her for returning year after year to perform for the Guild. So what is left of our 2011-2012 season of goodies? On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 we will be attending a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream

Coat, the musical play written by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on the story of Joseph from the bible. This will be held at the Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables. We have made reservations for dinner following the play. Please call Betty Schwartz 954-427-1157 for reservations. Send check for $79 payable to CVE Symphony Guild with your phone number to: Betty Schwartz, 1028 Farnham O, Deerfield

Beach, Fl 33442. Just a reminder – on Tuesday, March 27, the CVE Symphony Orchestra will present a program of music by Auber, Debussy and Lalo. Violinist Corinne Stillwell performs in Lalo’s highly melodic Symphonic Espagnole. I’ll be attending the performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and at the performance of our Symphony Orchestra. Please stop by to “hello.”

The CVE Choraleers Text by CAROLE GRIFFIN Photo by FRED SAFRAN The CVE Choraleers began practicing their music in November when most of the snowbirds resumed residency here in CVE. The Choraleers are now ready to present their spring concert, I’ll Take Romance. When? Thursday evening, March 15 at 7 p.m. (not at 8 p.m. as some of the tickets indicate), in the Clubhouse Theater. “Come on along

and listen to the melody of Broadway!” These are the songs we all love to hear, hum and sing from the Great American Song Book! This year’s performance, our 37th year on stage, is arranged, produced and directed by CVE’s own, the talented and accomplished Bill Weinhaus. Among our stars of the evening will be Randy Maritza, Symphony violinist

and Ted Schneider on trumpet, both of whom will play solos and accompany many of our solo vocalists. Bring friends and family, from in or out of the Village. Get as many tickets as you like, and call in as many guests as you like. Get tickets now at the Clubhouse Box Office on the first floor or from any Choraleer member. Tickets are only $7.

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How to Solve a Cryptogram By CHARLES K. PARNESS z yzx vew ab dwwc uxwfde gw beuc eab hmwwc own geu pwfxgnk ab dwwc uxwfde gw hu dalux z bifznu cuzm zogunvzncb. ywnu gezx gezg, xw yzx ab uxgagmuc gw, zxc mubb gezx gezg, xw yzx bezmm ezlu. geuwcwnu nwwbulumg If you have a computer, copy the above cryptogram and replace each letter found with a capital letter. If not, use a pencil and write the letter in caps above the letter found. NOTE: I said pencil because some of this is by trial and error.

Remember Snowbirds: The Reporter is your source for Village information


First we look for a familiar word shape – yes, I said shape. For example, look at “gezg”. Here we have a four-letter word where the first and last letter is the same. There are many words that have this characteristic, but the most common is the word “THAT”. This means the letter “g” is “T”, the letter “e” is “H” and the letter “z” is “A”. Now substituting what we have found in the previous word “gezx” we get “THAx” which implies that the letter “x” is an “N” and “gezx” is the word “THAN”. Another hint is that a single letter is usually an “A” or “I”. Look at the word “gw”. If “g” = “T”, then “w” is “O” giving

us the word “TO”. Also, we have the word “geu” and if “g” is “T” and “e” is “H”, then most likely “u” must be “E” giving us the word “THE”. And the word “yzx” – if “z” is “A” and “x” is “N”, we guess that the letter “y” is “M” (the word “MAN”). We look at the word “eab” – with “e” as “H” and “a” as “I”, we decide that “b” is “S” (“HIS”). Another word we notice is “vew” with “e” as “H” and “w” as “O”; this leads us to believe that the letter “v” is “W” (“WHO”). Again, the word “zxc” with “z” is “A” and “x” is “N”; the letter “c” could be a “Y” (“ANY”) or a “D” (“AND”). Based on the

How to tell how old your Hot Water Heater is: The first four numbers in the serial number tell you its age. The first two numbers are the month. The 3rd & 4th numbers are the year of manufacture. Do not confuse the serial number with the model number.

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structure of the text, we can guess that “c” is “D”. With the hint given, “a” is “I”, and substituting all the letters found above and in the text (“g” = “T”; “e” = “H”; “z” = “A; “w” = “O”; “x” = “N”; “y” = “M”; “b” = “S”; “v” = “W”; “a” = “I”; “c” = “D”) we have: A MAN WHO IS dOOD ENOfdH TO SHED HIS hmOOD oOn THE pOfNTnk IS dOOD ENOfdH TO hE dIlEN A bifAnE DEAm AoTEnWAnDS. yOnE THAN THAT, NO MAN IS ENTITmEc TO AND mESS THAN THAT, NO MAN


The City of Deerfield Beach is now demanding all water heaters, both regular and tankless, have permits. Two permits are required, one for electrical work, one for the plumbing work.

Electrical Permit The city is requiring an electrical permit and will inspect all electrical work performed.

Plumbing Permit The city also requires a plumbing permit and will inspect the plumbing to be sure we do not cause the building to be flooded.

Tankless Water Heaters Installed Includes both permits, all electrical and plumbing work complete with all parts. $1095.00

Regular Water Heaters Installed Includes both permits, all electrical and plumbing work complete with all parts. $875.00

Licensing We are dual licensed which means we can legally do the plumbing as well as the electrical work. The Construction Guys, Inc. License #CFC053324 PTM Electric, Inc. License #EC13004084

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We Guarantee to get to you in 30 MINUTES OR LESS! $50.00 CREDIT if we take longer than 30 minutes.

Call Peter 561-351-5003 The Construction Guys License #CFC053324 THE CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEDUCTIBLE


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Nous Parlons FranÇais – Yes, we have a French Speaking Realtor on staff. We can service our French Speaking Customers and, of course all of our English Speaking Customers! WHETHER YOU ARE BUYING OR SELLING, ONLY THE VERY BEST WILL DO THAT’S THE DUBMAN WAY! WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Gerry Alter

Allen & Diana Dubman Broker - Owner

Julietta Ambroise French & Creole

Steve Holtz

Rosie Brock

Pat O’Neil

“CC” Carter Receptionist

Kathryn Phillips

Nahir “Liz” Castillo Spanish

Marlene Weiss Yiddish

Leon Geyer Russian

Nagy Yassa French

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Tile Thru-Out, Stall Shower, New Kitchen Cabinets




Ground Floor, Tile, Furnished, Rentable




White Appliances, Tile & Laminate, Rentable




Second Floor, Screened Patio, Tile Floors



Ground Floor, Enclosed Patio, Rentable



Ground Floor, Rentable, Lg. Shower Stall






1.5 BATH

Corner, Enclosed Patio, Water view


Furnished, Tile Floors, Ground Floor, Close to Club



Ground Floor Corner, Updated Kitchen, Stall Shower




Furnished, Water View, Ground Floor,




Ground Floor Corner, Enclosed Patio, Handyman






1.5 BATH


Furnished, ground floor, garden view



Ground Floor, Furnished, Laminate Floors, Enclosed Patio




Corner, Fully Furnished, Central Air, Garden View



Water View, All Tile, Furnished, Rentable


2 Full Bath’s, Updated Kitchen, Enclosed Patio





Corner, 2 Full Baths, Totally Remodeled, Furnished


Corner Ground Floor, Rentable, Screen Patio












$39,900 $37,500 $43,500 $29,900 $35,000 $45,000 $59,900 $43,500


Furnished, Water View, Walk to Plaza, Totally Up-Dated Furnished, Screened Patio, Walk to heated Pools Enclosed Patio, Water View, Updated-Stall Shower



$99,999 $56,700 $56,500


Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Tile Floors Ground Floor, Golf View, Screened Patio Corner, Enclosed Patio, Golf View, Central A/C New Enclosed Patio, Golf View, Furnished, Location Totally Remodeled, Enclosed Patio, Water View Corner, Furnished, Screened Patio, Golf View Ground Floor, Corner, Enclosed Patio, Golf View Tile, Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Golf View, Updated Great Location, Enclosed Patio, Golf View


1.5 BATH

Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Location!! Clean!! Water View, Ground Floor, Furnished, Shutters Furnished, Updated Kitchen, Walk to Club, Enclosed Patio Ground Floor, Water View, Updated Kitchen & Half Bath Great Location, Water View, Enc. Patio, Enclosed Patio, Golf View, Stall Shower, California Closet Kitchen, Bathrooms Totally Remodeled, New Enclosed Patio Furnished, Tile, Enclosed Patio, Stall Shower Shutters

$50,000 $55,000 $61,900 $85,900 $82,500 $74,900 $69,900 $85,900 $62,000

RENTALS $35,000 $144,900



T 1 Bed /1 Bath - Furnished- Seasonal

$1,100.00 per month


1 Bed /1 Bath - Furnished- annual

$650.00 per month



1 Bed / 1.5 Bath – Furnished- Seasonal

$1,400.00 per month



2 Bed / 1.5 Bath-Furnished – Seasonal

$950.00 per month


1 Bed / 1 Bath – Furnished – Seasonal

$1,500.00 per month


2 Bed / 1.5 Bath-Furnished – Annual



2 Bed / 1.5 Bath - Furnished- Seasonal



1 Bed/ 1.5 Bath - Furnished – Annual

$950.00 per month $1,700.00 per month $750.00 per month

Reporter March 2012 Section B  

Reporter B March 2012 CVE Deerfield Beach

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