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OCTOBER 2013

CENTURY VILLAGE EAST

CVE REPORTER

REPORTER

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Board of Directors of COOCVE Meets THIRD TUESDAY of the Month at 9:30 a.m. in the Party Room

Official Monthly News/Magazine of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida

OCTOBER 2013

Section A, 36 PAGES

President’s Report By CHARLES K. PARNESS, President/ COOCVE association to specify the reason. Furthermore, it requires e could not have tracking the application and a meeting of the providing an acceptance or COOCVE Board of Direcdenial within 45 days. Obvitors on September 17, 2013 because of a lack of a quorum. ously the ordinance is aimed at ending discrimination. I The next scheduled Board of spoke at the public hearing Directors meeting is scheddescribing the ethnic, racial uled for October 15, 2013. and religious diversity of Please make every attempt to my own building, and as far attend so that we may be able as I know, no association in to conduct business. CVE has ever been accused Right’s Ordinance of racial discrimination when Broward County has denying an application. I passed an ordinance adam in contact with the CAN versely affecting every condo advocacy group as well as our association. Up to now, you could refuse an applicant attorney. To do due diligence without specifying why. The in evaluating an application ordinance now requires an and interviewing the appli-

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In This Issue 

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Condo News ■ Unnecessary complications? New county ordinance could delay applicant approval process. p. 1-A ■ Make your voice heard! Run for office in upcoming CVE election. p. 1-A ■ Water, water, everywhere. New MM Director reports on Irrigation Project. p. 21-A

 Features

■ In Disney, we trust? See p. 31-A ■ Is kindness still alive? Find out on p. 31-A ■ Top secret. Longtime CVE class instructor reveals all. p. 33-B ■ Dinner on the Town. Join us for our first Dinner on the Town.

■ Lifestyle under attack? See Flyer p. 14-A Resident defends CVE lifestyle. p. 4-A ■ Is low potassium a ■ Plan to attend. health risk? Discover Don’t miss October why. p. 7-B Town Hall Meeting. Details on p. 21-A ■ Ready for Hallow■ New and improved! een? Two skeletons CVE Clubhouse Library found on grounds. p. 1-B reopens. p. 27-B ■ Respecting our flag. It’s the law. p. 4-A

■ Too young to retire? Resident answers. p. 34-A

cant within the time limits set by the ordinance is extremely difficult if not impossible. The following is one of the emails I sent to Broward Mayor Kristin Jacobs. Mayor Kristin Jacobs, I was deeply disappointed in the passage of the Right’s Ordinance approved by the Broward Commissioners. It was clear at the public Commission meeting that those voting had already made up their minds before any of the public could speak. Regardless of whatever

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good intentions you may have had in approving it, the commission conspicuously did not seek out the involvement of those who would have to live under this ordinance. I live in a senior citizen community where a large number of our residents (and board members) are seasonal residents. In many associations, during the summer months, a board may have one board member present in our Village and sometimes none. Suppose an application for a unit is submitted in July. How is the association supposed to respond in a timely manner as set forth in this ordinance? The best procedure is for all board members to review a copy of the completed application and then participate in a face-to-face interview with the prospective applicant and anyone who will reside in the unit being purchased or rented. This is a board doing due-diligence in their responsibilities. Considering the large number of board members who may reside during the summer in Montreal, New York, Boston, and Toronto, etc., this becomes a major effort. First a copy of the application should

Election 2014 E

lections for Master Management Board and the Recreation Committee for the year 2014 will take place December 17, 2013. COOCVE election will take place January 21, 2014. For the COOCVE Board the positions open are President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Comptroller and First Sergeant-at-Arms, Second Sergeant-at-Arms, Third Sergeant-at-Arms. For the Master Management Board there are nine positions open. The top three candidates with the most votes will be elected for three years, the next three candidates with the most votes will be elected for two years and the remaining three candidates will be elected for one year. For the Recreation Com-

mittee there are five positions open. The top four candidates with the most votes will be elected for two years. The fifth candidate will be elected for one year. Applications can be picked up at the COOCVE office or available upon request at cve@cvebd.com. You will be forwarded an application specific to the position you are applying for. All applications must be returned with your resume of 100 words or less. All candidates for COOCVE and the Recreation Committee must be personally interviewed by the Election Committee. Master Management candidates will be interviewed by the COOCVE Executive Committee. Meet the candidates will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. DEADLINE FOR FILING IS NOVEMBER 14, 2013 at 3 p.m.

be sent to every board member. After reviewing the application, most boards insist on interviewing the applicant. Considering that few have access to Skype or similar devices, or even if they do, they will not use it, how can they easily discuss the application, interview the applicant, and make a board decision to accept or reject the applicant? Delegating this decision to a single individual without full input and participation of the board is a board giving up its responsibility to the association. Furthermore, if they do this for one applicant, shouldn’t the same procedure be used for all applicants? Your ordinance will achieve nothing but harm to our associations. I also sent another email to Mayor Jacobs: Mayor Kristin Jacobs, Another negative aspect of the recent Rights Ordinance that was passed by the Broward Commission is that it undermines the Fair Housing Act. Every one of the 253 condo associations in Century Village East, Deerfield Beach modified their bylaws in 1991 -1992 See PRESIDENT, pg 15-A

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Minutes sent in to the Reporter are not edited, but are printed as is.

The September Master Management Minutes will be sent in October therefore will be published in November. Because of a lack of a quorum there was no official business conducted at the COOCVE Board of Directors meeting on September 17, 2013. The next scheduled Board of Directors meeting is October 15, 2013.

COOCVE Board of Directors - September 17, 2013 T

he COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting was cancelled due to no quorum present. President Parness called the meeting to order announcing we had no quorum; therefore, no official business can be voted on. A condo-owner open forum was held in its place. Following are the unapproved minutes. BBQ – Rita Pickar Rita Pickar announced that due to the weather the BBQ, which was scheduled for September 17, has been re-scheduled for Thursday, September 19, rain or shine. Sheriff’s Report – Dani Cooper Officer Dani Cooper from the Sheriff’s Department reported the prospects report from August 1 thru September 15. Ms. Cooper reported that there was no reported crime from the August 1 through August 15. She advised everyone to continue as they’ve been doing, which is to report any suspicious activities. She also advised everyone that law enforcement will continue to do area checks throughout the community. Open Mic. for Sheriff’s Department: Resident reported that at the previous day Commissioner’s meeting, it was

reported that there’s been incidents occurring at the beach. These incidents are related to the individuals that are bused to the beach from the rehab facilities. As there are Century Village residents that visit the beach on a regular basis, an update on the incidents was requested. Officer Cooper had no update to provide at this meeting, however, will do so at next month’s meeting. Richmond – Resident requested updates on the placement of the “No Right Turn” sign located on Powerline Road leading into Century Village. The request was made over six months ago to move the sign from the bottom of the bank unto the top of the bank. Officer Cooper is aware of the request and advised everyone that it is a work in progress. The Commissioner is aware of this and is working on a resolution. Ventnor – Resident requesting if anything can be done in regard to drivers driving 5 MPH or less. Resident stated that driving at such a speed is as dangerous as someone speeding through the community Officer Cooper agreed with the fact that slow driving is as dangerous as someone speed-

ing and advised the residents to report such incidents to the officer patrolling the area in order to ensure that the slow driving is not due to a medical issue or any other issues keeping the driver from driving at a normal speed. Resident asked if it was possible to have a street sign placed on the entrance to Century Village from Century Boulevard. At the moment, there is no indication that there is a route to the Village from that particular location. Charlie Parness stated that this request should be submitted to Master Management. President’s Report – Charlie Parness Seminar: Charlie Parness announced that there will be a seminar held on Wednesday, September 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. presented by the BSO that will cover fire safety and other concerns. No registration required for attendance. There will also be four other seminars, January through April, 2014. One of the seminars will cover board certification. Charlie advised everyone to attend these meetings. Rights Ordinance: Charlie gave a brief overview of the Rights Ordinance that was approved by the Broward Commission, which affects every condo association. Until

recently, condo associations were allowed to refuse an application without specifying the reason for the refusal. The ordinance now requires an association to specify the reason for the refusal and has 45 days to do so. This ordinance was passed in order to prevent any form of discrimination of a potential resident. Charlie also stated that he spoke at the public hearing and pointed out the racial and ethnic policy within his own building. To his knowledge, there has been no denial of an application within the Village based on race, creed or color. However, that is the implication that was given at the hearing. Charlie is in contact with the Community Advocacy Network, Attorney Pat Murphy and sent an email to Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs in regard to this ruling. He explained in his email that the Village is heavily populated with snowbirds, therefore, may not be able to reply to an application within the 45 days timeframe and he also pointed out in his email that there have been applications received by the association where the applicants indicated a family member that is 55 years old or older will be residing within the community when in essence that is

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2013

not the case. Charlie advised everyone to follow the rules placed forth by the Ordinance as there is nothing that can be done at the moment. Election Committee Approval Vote: Marjorie Campbell announced that there will be an election meeting of the Recreation Committee and Master Management for the year 2014 to be held December 17, 2013. The positions available are: COOCVE President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Secretary, Controller, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sgt.-atArms. For Master Management there are nine open positions. The top three candidates with the most votes will be elected for a term of three years, the next three for two years and the following three for one year. For the Recreation Committee, there are five open positions. The top four vote getters will earn two year terms, and the fifth vote getter will earn a one year term. Applications for any of these positions can be obtained from the COOCVE office, effective September 11, 2013 as well as online at cve@ cvedb.com. Interested parties for the COOCVE and Recreation

See COOCVE, pg 15-A

Important Meeting Schedule Recreation Committee

Tuesday, June 11 July ~ CANCELLED Tuesday, August 14 Tuesday, September 11

All 9:30 AM

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Council of Area Chairs AND COOCVE Executive Committee

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CVE Master Management Board of Directors

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COOCVE Board of Directors

Tuesday, June 18 (Last Year All Three Meetings Were Canceled, June, July and August) Tuesday, July16 Tuesday, August 20 Tuesday, September 17 9:30 AM Main Clubhouse Gen Purpose Room A

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The Mayor’s Message By JEAN ROBB, Mayor/ City of Deerfield Beach

Official publication of the Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc., 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Phone: (954) 421-5566 Fax: (954) 421-9269

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y now you know that there has been an increase in your ad valorem cvereporter@hotmail.com taxes and the fire assessment Editor-in-Chief fee. The driving force behind BETTY SCHWARTZ these two increases is twoAssistant to the Editor fold. First, we received the Toni Ponto Fitch report with its negaEditorial Staff tive ratings for our bonds. Sy Blum Toni Ponto Betty Schwartz This was due to allowing our Activities Editor undesignated reserve to fall to Sandy Parness $6.3 million when we should Art Director have 15% of our general fund Christie Voss or $12,600,000. Advertising Consultants Second was an increase in Susan Dove Estelle Sabsels the monies charged by BSO Office Staff for our Police and Fire protecLori Benoit, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Carol Carr, Susan Dove, Claire Eskind, Rhoda Jarmark, Estelle Kaufman, Sandy Parness, Toni Ponto, tion. Because of the annual Shirley Ravich, Arlene Roth, Betty Schwartz, Estelle Sabsels escalating costs of these ser Staff Cartoonist Prepress Technician vices from BSO, the Commis Alan G. Rifkin Christie Voss sion has authorized a study Alvin Sherman 1913-2000 to determine the financial Columnists and Regular Contributors Shelly Baskin, Sid Birns, Norman L. Bloom, Sy Blum, Marion G. Cohen, feasibility of taking back our Richard William Cooke, Harry L. Katz, BSO Sheriff Scott Israel, Sandi LehmPolice and Fire Departments. an, Dr. Norma Locker, Barbara Nathan Marcus, Deerfield Beach Mayor Jean Robb, Lori Parrish, Charles Parness, Dr. Sylvia Pellish, Phyllis PisThe city has been with BSO tolis, Commissioner Richard Rosenzweig, Shirley Ravich, Goldie Rothman, Irving Ruga, Betty Schwartz, Helene Wayne, Stan Weinstein, Janice Zamsky. for police protection for 27 years and when the city went in that direction, the Deerfield Circulation Proofreaders Outside Pubs, Inc. Barbara Turner

Sy Blum, Carol Carr, Estelle Kaufman, Toni Ponto, Shirley Ravich, Betty Schwartz

The CENTURY VILLAGE EAST REPORTER is published monthly and distributed, without charge, to the residents of Century Village East, Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is published for the edification of said residents, and contains reports of the monthly meetings of the corporations, Board of Directors and its Committees, as well as news, bus and theater schedules, and contributed articles of current interest to the residents. The Condominium Owners Organization of Century Village East, Inc. a.k.a COOCVE, a not-for-profit corporation, its officers, directors, editors, staff, any committee people are not responsible for typographical errors or misrepresentations in any advertisements or article. They are not responsible and assume no liability for the content of, or any opinions expressed in, any contributed articles which represent the author’s own opinions and not necessarily the opinion of COOCVE. Acceptance of advertising for products or services in no way constitutes an official endorsement of the product. Information to contributors: The Reporter reserves the right to edit, accept and refuse articles in the interest of brevity, clarity and the appropriateness of subject matter. Residents are advised to check with the person they are hiring to be sure they are licensed and insured. Due to space limitations, the CVE Reporter reserves the right to limit the length of all Minutes submitted. Strict priority will be given to Motions, Actions taken, and Information disseminated at the Meetings. Full copies of the Minutes can be obtained from the relevant Committees. -BOD CVE Reporter, Inc.

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Contents

President’s Report..................................................................... 1-A Election 2014............................................................................ 1-A COOCVE Board of Directors - September 17, 2013.................. 3-A Important Meeting Schedule..................................................... 3-A The Mayor’s Message................................................................. 4-A The Mail Bag............................................................................. 4-A Joint Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs - September.......6-A COOCVE Recreation Committee - September 10, 2013........... 7-A Joint Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs - August......... 8-A COOCVE Recreation Committee - August 13, 2013................. 9-A Master Management BOD - August 15, 2013......................... 10-A Master Management BOD - July 11, 2013.............................. 11-A Joint Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs - June...... 12-A COOCVE Recreation Committee - June 11, 2013................... 13-A Master Management Commentary.......................................... 21-A Recreation’s Most Commonly Asked Questions....................... 21-A Dinner On The Town .............................................................. 21-A “Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisals”........................................... 26-A From the Commissioner.......................................................... 27-A Sheriff ’s Report....................................................................... 27-A The Art of Fall......................................................................... 28-A In Loving Memory.................................................................. 30-A J.D. Salinger: Still a Very Big Deal?......................................... 30-A The Rear Window................................................................... 30-A Kindness Still Alive................................................................. 31-A In Disney, We Trust................................................................. 31-A She’s Fascinating ..................................................................... 31-A A Hug From a Stranger........................................................... 31-A Too Young To Retire, but These Deals Can’t Wait..................... 34-A Sunday – Sunday..................................................................... 34-A Phyllis’ kitchen........................................................................ 35-A

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Police Department only had 52 members. Our contract with BSO for the Fire Department signed in 2011 was to provide 152 firemen allocated to the City of Deerfield Beach. In order to lower the cost of the contract for this year, the Sheriff is cutting 10 men which is not what we agreed to in our original contract.

Please be assured that whatever direction the city chooses to take, we have always had excellent service from our Fire Department when it was Deerfield’s. Now for some good news. The coming budget will offer beach parking stickers to any and all residents that pay taxes to Deerfield Beach. The city will enact a new ordinance to correct the previous one that eliminated part time residents. And in reality, it was the right thing to do. That should make our visitors who own and pay taxes in Deerfield Beach very pleased. The parking at the beach will take on a new look as soon as the city awards a contract for the new system. The individual meters will disappear and be replaced with a new mechanism that allows the purchase of parking time be done with either cash or a credit card.

The Mail Bag

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

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esident Defends Century Village Lifestyle To the Editor: There are many that constantly complain about anything and everything. One such person is a columnist for the Observer. She constantly belittles, bemoans, denigrates and insults the residents and residences of Century Village East. And yet, she continues to live among us. If she would only consult with or attend a meeting or two, some of her agendas might be addressed. We have a beautiful Village of over 700 acres with people from all over the world who own approximately 8600 units. This is where they choose to spend their full or part time living. They join some of the nearly 100 clubs, organizations and workshops. They can swim in any of our 14 pools, relax or meet with friends in our huge Clubhouse or play tennis on any of our 13 courts. The aforementioned columnist could join in shuffleboard, bocce, horseshoes, petanque, volleyball, ping pong and the latest craze, pickleball, or take classes in a renovated and expanded gym facility. Residents are kept aware of these opportunities by the Reporter, our monthly newspaper which can also be accessed through the internet. Our Village provides a great venue for friends and grandchildren to congregate. We also have Synagogues on

the premises and bus service to nearby churches. Our in-house buses run roundtrip from the beach to all local shopping centers. Lastly, our Broadway type weekly shows, concerts and dances in our 1500 seat auditorium with state of the art sound and lighting systems are unmatched in any of the communities near or far If this can’t be considered heaven, what is? This is an atmosphere of good feeling and enjoyment. By not participating in any or many of these venues is really, to not fully enjoy life and its many riches. SHELLY BASKIN Richmond F

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especting Our Flag To The Editor: While attending Master Management meetings in July and August, I noted that some of the men were not removing their hats during the Pledge

of Allegiance. I discussed this with the chairman and mentioned to her that I didn’t think this was proper. At a COOCVE meeting, President Charles Parness asked that the men remove their hats during the Pledge of Allegiance. A question was brought up as to whether this was legal. Upon researching the matter I came up with the following information: On June 22, 1942 Congress passed a joint resolution which was amended on December 22, 1942 to become Public Law 829; Chapter 806, 77th Congress, 2nd session. - “That the pledge of allegiance to the flag........”, be rendered by standing with the right hand over the heart. However, civilians will always show full respect to the flag when the pledge is given by merely standing at attention, men removing the headdress. Persons in uniform shall render the military salute.” Robert Gravatt Prescott I

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Village Meeting Minutes

Joint COOCVE Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs - September 11, 2013 T

he Joint COOCVE Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs Committee Meeting met in regular session on Wednesday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center, Room B. Following are summary minutes unless otherwise indicated: President Parness called the meeting to order announcing we had a quorum. Minutes Since there were no corrections or additions, the minutes of the previous meeting were approved. President’s Report Don Kaplan absent from today’s meeting due to being in the hospital with a virus. Charlie attended the hearing of the ordinance meeting, which affects each condo association within the Village. The discussion of the meeting relates to the approval or denial process of a potential unit owner. There is a 30 day window to respond to all applications received by the association. If an applicant is to be denied, there needs to be a specific reason for the denial for tracking purposes. Charlie stated that his association board has never denied an application based on race, creed, color, ethnicity, etc., which was the implication that was given at the meeting for denying an application. Charlie also stated that it is an insult to the community to be accused of racism. Note: The correct period is 45 days. It is also worth noting that applications received are not sent to the board immediately, therefore, there’s no knowing how long ago the application was received, thus cutting into the timeframe needed to respond. The issue is that most owners are snowbirds, which in turn may pose a problem to getting a response back within the 30 day grace period. This also can be problematic to the owners due to the fact that there is not adequate time to provide a

full background investigation on a potential resident. The board is concerned that when a unit is on the market, realtors are more concerned with getting the unit sold than to follow the proper procedures. As the community is a 55 and over community, the residents would like to ensure that incoming residents satisfy the age requirement. Charlie will follow up and obtain additional information to be discussed at the COOCVE Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Norman Kaplan stated that there are various workshops available regarding hurricane preparedness given throughout Florida, one specifically in Pompano Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton, but there is nothing listed for Century Village. He expressed concern that Century Village should not be left out of the notification for any upcoming workshops by the state or anyone else holding these workshops. Charlie stated that the next seminar is to be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 and is set up by the Broward Sheriff’s office. Charlie also stated that there are four seminars scheduled for next year; certification, which is needed by all and is required by law, problems with the Board, material alterations and a fourth seminar (Note: Records Revelations). Election Committee Report – Marjorie Campbell Marjorie stated that Joe Sachs has agreed to chair the committee and will be present the early part of November. The Master Management Board and the Recreation Committee election meeting will take place on December 17, 2013 and the COOCVE Election will take place January 21, 2014. There are several COOCVE positions coming up for election, which include; President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and 3rd Vice President. Other

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position includes Treasurer, Secretary, Controller, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sgt.-at-Arms. Master Management will consist of nine positions. The top three candidates with the most votes will be elected for a term of three years, the next three for two years and the following three for one year. The Recreation Committee has five positions open and the top four candidates with the most votes will be elected for a term of two years and the fifth candidate will be elected for one year. Applications for these positions can be obtained at the COOCVE office effective September 11, to be returned with a resume of 100 words or less. There will be a Meet the Candidates meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. and deadline for filing is November 14 at 3 p.m. Mr. Parness concluded the COOCVE Executive Meeting and turned the meeting over to Ms. Rita Pickar, acting Vice-Chair of the Council of Area Chairs Recreation – Rita Pickar Report for Recreation consists of the following questions and answers. When will the gym be opened? In progress as of this meeting. No completion date set as of yet. The approximate date of completion is within the month of October. Richmond pool, however, is to be opened within six to seven days. Guess Pass Procedures – Who handles the process? Guest passes are handled by Recreation. It was mentioned that a guess pass was given to a Tilford S guest without prior approval by the Association. Revisions to procedures of how guest passes are to be handled is in the making and residents will be educated upon completion. Renovation of the Richmond Pool was done beautifully, however, the restroom floor needs upgrading. It was advised that the floor will not be done until renovation of the pool house is completed. The issue will be looked into and problem will be resolved. Nancy Giordano advised the group that access to the elevators while residents are in shorts when exiting the bus is now permitted within any floor other than the Party Room and theatre within season, whereas it was not done previously. Everyone was reminded of the pool party to be

held on September 17. The fee is $5 and refreshments will be served. Master Management – Marcel Korman Mr. Korman is the new Executive Director and has been in the position for approximately one month. Mr. Korman initiated the execution of the new Customer Service tracking initiative. This new procedure will start tracking any work orders received within Master Management. Any orders received via telephone, complaints and/or suggestions will be handled immediately. Mr. Korman is very optimistic of this new system based on the statistics of last month’s result, which included 46 work orders received and resolved within an average of 2.8 days, as most of the orders received were related to the irrigation project, road repair and safety issues. Mr. Korman advised the members of the following ways work order requests can be placed; telephone, work order form obtained from the office and via email at customerservice@cvedb.com. Sylvia from Tilford T requested status on the bus bids. Marcel advised that there are currently several qualified contractors being evaluated for this service. Current contract expire end of this calendar year. Joe Rubino requested update regarding the Comcast number that is posted incorrectly in the Reporter system. He stated that his request to have the number changed was brought up in past meetings with no change occurring. Donna Capobianco stated that the Reporter has not been published for the past three months. However, Betty (Reporter editor) has the correct information and will update the system prior to the posting of the next publication. Seacrest - Steve Kittredge stated that preparations for Budget forecasts for next year Association Annual meetings is going well and is in the process of being finalized. The issue of the four story’s standpipe projects is well underway and the city/county is satisfied with the progress. Another question was regarding the lights on the catwalks that automatically turn on at 3 p.m. and does not turn off until the following afternoon. Denis advised that the lights are operated on photo cells, which was changed three times. The issue may be a location issue. Denis thinks it might be an environmental

issue and will follow up. Areas: Berkshire - Question was asked as to who is cleaning the shelters at the bus stop? As there was no answer forthcoming, it was assumed that there is not a specific department maintaining the shelters. The following question was asked; – Is approval needed to install WiFi to the building? WiFi can be installed if there’s no objection from the building. Tilford – Sylvia questioned whether or not she has the right to place signs on vehicles driving past the 15 MPH signs that are posted on her block. It was suggested that she follow up with her security office for assistance. Denis advised Sylvia that the policy is for all security personnel to follow the speed limit. If a driver is not abiding by the law, it is acceptable to write down any information seen on the vehicle and submit it to Denis for further action. New Business No new business to report Open Microphone Dan Glickman stated that the bus shelters are maintained by Master Management, therefore, if there’s a request regarding upkeep, said request is to be sent to the Customer Service email address at customerservice@ cvedb.com. Dan also brought up the speeding issue. If the speed is in regard to an emergency, 911 should be notified. However, if it is related to any other issue or complaint it should be sent to Customer Service to resolve. Dan stressed the point that since Master Management is to be the focal point of contact for any issues related to customer service, then that is what the residents should do; follow the proper steps by submitting a work order to customerservice@cvedb.com. Donna Capobianco gave thanks to the community for following the procedure of using the customer service system and encourages everyone to continue to do so going forward. A motion to adjourn was made at 10:35 a.m. Submitted by Mona Laventure, scribe and Charles Parness.


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n attendance: Shelly Baskin, Joan Baker, Susan Dove, Nancy Giordano, Rita Pickar and Fran Stricoff; Absent: Don Kaplan; COOCVE: Bob Gravatt; Representing Bay Management: Fred Studdard and Kim Whittemore. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence at 9:30 a.m. Minutes Shelly moved and Fran seconded to waive and accept the minutes from the August 13 meeting. The motion carried unanimously. Correspondence; None President’s Report Nancy stated that many residents have asked what will happen at the end of December 2019 when the changeover is made and everything comes back to the unit owners of Century Village East. Nancy made the following statement: The recreation lease expires on December 31, 2019 at which time the facilities will both be owned and controlled by the residents group Community Association known as CenClub. This is a nonprofit Florida Corporation which was set up specifically to be used in 2019. Nancy stated that information on this topic is available after the meeting as well as in the condo documents. She also stated that Bay Management is not the owner of Recreation property; they are the management company. At this time, the owner of Recreation property is Holrod Corporation. On Monday, December 16, 2013 a Dinner Theater Show will be held in the Party Room. Food will be provided by Ultimate catering and the illusionist, Guy Bavli will be performing. Drinks of your choice will be allowed to be brought in. Tickets are $20 at the ticket office. If you want to reserve a table, please contact the staff office after you buy your tickets. Bay Management Reports Kim Whittemore/Fred Studdard Clubhouse Party Room; New cornices have been added on the windows in the Party Room. Parking Lot; the entire parking lot has been repainted including the concrete curbs, bumpers and the white and blue lines. The lines in the last 4 rows, closest to the Clubhouse, still remain to be painted. Billiard Room; the carpet has been cleaned in the billiard room. Since this is the original carpet, Nancy stated that she would like to add in the 2014 budget to have this carpet replaced. Shelly asked if the tables need to be recovered.

Kim responded that the majority of the tables were recovered last year and the remaining ones are in good shape. Switchgear; the switchgear project was completed on time and the power was restored to the Clubhouse as planned. There were a few problems that came up such as the relays on chiller #2 and the relay on air handler #10. The A/C issue began the week-end after the switchgear project. Nancy stated that when they found out there was an issue with the A/C; it was too late to cancel the show for that evening. Irrigation Pump; the pump for the sprinkler system was rebuilt. Shuffleboard; The shuffleboard area has been pressure washed. This included all the sidewalks as well as the gazebo and the walkway behind the courts. Rita asked if the picnic tables were in good condition and if the electricity was fixed in the gazebo. Freddie replied that the tables were fine and that he would look into the electricity issue. Painting; Painting has begun inside the Clubhouse; to date the GPN and the west card rooms have been completed. International Library; The library is scheduled to reopen on September 16. Nancy mentioned that new carpet was installed and the library had been painted. She stated that a wood floor is being installed at the entrance and the carpet which was removed will be used to fix a small tear; this will all be completed before the reopening. Pottery Class; 4 new pottery wheels and stools have been ordered for the pottery classes. Fences The fence at the Upminster pool is being installed today (September 10). The next fence to be installed is Richmond. After a minor repair is made to the Newport fence, the pool fence project will be completed. Freddie mentioned that canopy lights have been installed at all pools. Shelly stated that the pool lights burn out very quickly and asked if LED lights could be used when they are replaced. Kim replied that they will do that. He also asked if Glow Cleaning reports if there are lights out. Nancy responded that they do not. Pools All pools except for the Richmond and the pool deck at Newport have had their preventive maintenance completed. Pool Pump houses; The steps that go down to the pool

pump houses at Upminster, Newport, Ventnor and Berkshire had to be rebuilt. These steps were rotted and very dangerous for the pool guys to go up and down on each day as they check chemicals at the pools. Westbury; The plumbing system at Westbury had to be snaked due to a massive backup from pencils. Lollipop Lights; A damaged receiver to the lollipop lights at Grantham, Markham and Oakridge has been repaired. Lyndhurst; Currently waiting on bids to re-strap the pool chairs and lounges at the Lyndhurst North pool. Nancy stated that the chairs are an ongoing issue ever since the material used in the vinyl was changed for health reasons. Next year the Committee will look at either re-strapping the chairs or purchasing new ones; whichever is more cost effective. Shelly suggested that since the colors are fading, we look at going back to the same color for every pool and mark the chairs with a location code. Rita replied that they are not fading; they are stained from the chemicals in the sunscreen. If residents would use a towel on the chairs and lounges, it would save us a lot of money. Newport Pool; The tile on the walls has been completed and the ceiling, doors and walls will be painted next week. On September 16, the floor will be installed, this will take one week to complete. During the week of September 23, the partitions, toilets, counter tops and the rest of the finishing touches will be installed. The completion date is still set for October 1. Richmond Pool; The pavers, the tile inside the pool, the copping and all repairs have been completed. Workers are currently prepping the pool for the diamond brite application. Upminster Pool; Pavers have been completed, the pool is open and all repairs have been made. The permit for the canopy lights has been received and they will be installed shortly. A new 8� butterfly valve in the pump room was installed; the old one had deteriorated. A new pool pump was also installed at the Upminster pool. Nancy asked that if the workers from the Upminster pool can work on the Richmond pool. Freddie responded that the only item left is the diamond brite application and then it will be complete. Shelly congratulated Freddie and his team for a great job he is doing throughout the community. Tennis

Richmond; On August 21 the contractor came out to inspect the tennis courts at Richmond and to make sure the courts were level and there was enough sand. The nets were taken down and the benches were removed when the inspection took place. They also checked the maintenance that was being performed and reported it was perfect. New caddies were installed on each court and shoe cleaners were installed at each gate. Rita stated that players were complaining that their shoes were turning green. Kim stated that she asked the contractor about this and he explained that it is a time process; the more players play on the court it will subside. Rita asked what the weekly maintenance on the court consists of. Freddie explained that a large broom is pulled behind the golf cart and brushed in a clockwise circulation. Windscreens have been ordered for the Newport, Swansea and Ventnor tennis courts; they will be installed after hurricane season. Pickleball; The lines at the Newport tennis courts are scheduled to be applied by Fast Dry Courts in about 3 weeks; they will come out sooner if they get a cancellation. Gym Update; The permit has been approved, the electrical has been completed and it passed inspection. The impact store front has been installed, the drywall is being installed and the ceiling will be installed next week. The workers are working weekends to finish as quickly as possible. When finished, the gym will open at 7 a.m. but the Clubhouse will remain closed. Irrigation; The Oakridge pool will be the first pool to receive irrigation. Newport will be the second pool to have irrigation installed and that is scheduled to be complete before Newport pool reopens. Nancy stated that Recreation will not install any new plantings or hedges until the irrigation project is completed. Pool Party; The end of the summer pool party will be held on September 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse pool. The fee is $5. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, potato salad, Cole slaw, soft drinks and desserts will be provided and served by the maintenance team and Bay Management. Penn House Production will be providing entertainment. Cutoff for ticket sales will be Friday, September 13. Members’ Comments

Shelly stated that over the summer several residents complained about the amount of pool and Clubhouse areas that are being repaired. He responded to these residents that during the summer, it is the best time to complete these repairs and that there are other pools that could be used during this time. Nancy also stated that it is progress for the Village; there are fewer residents here in the summer and residents will be very pleased with the enhancements that are being made. Old Business; None New Business Rita asked if all classes that are being taught in the Clubhouse are being set up through the class office. Kim responded that they are not. Rita recommended that anyone who uses the Clubhouse facilities to hold classes that the classes are offered to anyone, with a fee if there is one. Fran stated that it would be a real advantage if classes are run through the staff office, especially during the season, when there is difficulty in finding open rooms and space to have classes. Rita asked if there is a policy stating that anything held in the Clubhouse is open to anyone. Bob Gravatt stated that COOCVE has received a number of complaints from residents stating that they were turned away at the door from attending certain group functions. Nancy stated that any class held in the Clubhouse should be open to anyone except for a private function. The Committee agreed that all classes and dances should be open to everyone and run through the class office. Kim stated that she will institute a policy for this process. Nancy announced that a series of 5-6 iPad classes are going to be held on Wednesday evenings beginning on September 18. The cost is $30. If interested, stop by the staff office to sign up. Announcements Joint Executive/Area Chair Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center - Room A. MM Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 12, at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center - Room A COOCVE Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17, at 9:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 10:30 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Giordano


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resident Charles Parness called the meeting to order at 9:33 a.m. on Wednesday August 14, 2013. In attendance were:  Charles Parness, Rita Pickar, Don Kaplan and COOCVE Secretary Sondra Schmier. Area Chairs: Marjorie Campbell, Norman Kaplan, Bill Liebman, Jules Kesselman, Robert Gravatt, Cecile Baskin,  Sylvia Smaldone, Norma Searle.  Non COOCVE Officers:  COOCVE Sgt-at-Arms: Rhoda Jarmark,  Donna Capobianco, MM President and Nancy Giordano, REC Committee Chair and Civic & Cultural Committee, and many unnamed guests. Minutes Charles Parness moved and it was seconded by Rita Pickar to waive and accept the reading of the June 12, 2013 COOCVE meeting minutes.  The motion was carried by a majority vote. President’s Report – Charles Parness Evacuation Lists:  The President thanked the Area Chairs, Association Presidents and other residents for supplying the names. A list of residents to be evacuated in case of an emergency has been submitted to the local fire/EMT station and the EMT office located at Hillsboro and Federal Highway.  Any additional names may be mailed or emailed to ckparness@ gmail.com or provided to the COOCVE office. Election Committee Nominees:  Per Section 8.4 COOCVE Bylaws, at the August COOCVE meeting, the President shall, with the ap-

proval of the Board of Directors, appoint a COOCVE Election Committee, consisting of one member from each area of CVE; the committee will elect its Chairman. The function of the election committee is to establish procedures, prepare application forms, set deadline dates, arrange forums, schedule interviews, design and print ballots and tally sheets, submit resumes to the Reporter, publicize the election, prepare a list of candidates for each office a month before the election date,sche dule candidate speeches to the Board of Directors and conduct the elections. As no COOCVE Board of Director’s meeting is scheduled for August 2013 and in order to work for the elections of Master Management and the Recreation Committee in December 2013 and the election of the COOCVE Officers in January 2014, Charles Parness moved to approve the Election Committee Members to serve in 2014. The motion was carried by unanimous assent.  The Election Committee names are as follows:  Joe Sachs (Ashby), Marge Campbell (Ellesmere), Betty Schwartz (Farnham), Norma Weiner (Harwood), Rhoda Jarmark (Islewood), Lori Benoit (Lyndhurst), Claire Eskind (Newport), Toni Ponto (Prescott), Ce Baskin (Richmond), Susan Dove (Tilford), Sandy Parness (Ventnor), and Esther Kamensky (Westbury).  Safety Seminar:  September 18, 2013 seniors’ safety seminar will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Clubhouse Room GPA.  Ann Zucker,

Life Safety Educator from the Department of Fire and Rescue and Emergency Services Fire Marshall’s Bureau (Broward Sheriff Office) will be conducting the seminar on fire, fall and injury protection, hurricane preparedness and fire safety tips. CVE Phone Directory: We have four volunteers but many more are needed to make this a reality. Any persons interested in working on a CVE phone directory listing are to phone the COOCVE office 954-421-5566 or email at ckparness@gmail.com. Classified Advertisements: Classified Ads will now be available in the Reporter. For additional information contact the Reporter at 954-421-5566. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Master Management – Donna Capobianco Executive Director:  New Executive Director Marcel Korman was introduced. Customer Service:  A customer service tracking program to service issues, place it in the system, categorize, and track the progress and report was established by MM.  CVE residents may manually complete a form at the office, telephonically register issues, or electronic filing may be done via email at customerservice@cvedb.com or on www.cvebd.com. On the top left hand corner of the web page and complete the form online.  A work order number is assigned to each customer service issue and residents are not required to know the work order number at this time. Further development

may indicate otherwise for the future.  Kelly Serkin, Walter Magenheim and new administrator, Debra Morales are all instrumental in the program. Irrigation: MM and Recreation have signed an agreement that the CVE irrigation will be under one system. Reports: Residents are encouraged to register on www. cvedb.com. Those residents without access or do not have a computer should establish a buddy system or find alternative ways to gain access to the website in order to receive any MM reports and/or bulletins.  Reports and bulletins will be posted in the Staff Office.  A report will be distributed today to registered residents, detailing the activities of Master Management as of March 15, 2013. Comcast: The possibility to have a Comcast representative onsite on select days during the week to answer any questions was suggested during the REC meeting.  Marcel Korman will be meeting with Comcast later today and all suggestions will be discussed.  To contact Comcast, residents may call the following number 866-405-9365 which is posted on the Reporter and is available on the website.   Recreation Committee – Nancy Giordano Restaurant Building:  Nancy Giordano clarified that the Restaurant Building is part of the demised property and is under the control of CVRF Deerfield until the property passes to the residents after 2019.  The lease on the building is for a coffee shop and golf pro shop only. The lease is

not transferrable without written consent from the Recreation Committee and CVRF. Activities: Dinner & Show in the Party Room with performer Guy Badley will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 for a cost of $20.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.  Residents may reserve a table at the Staff Office. Bay Management will be hosting a barbeque on September 17, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be located at the outdoor pool for a cost of $5. The Recreation Committee is not sponsoring this event. The Clubhouse will be closed August 19 through 21, 2013 for switch gear installation.  The switch gear installation controls and protects the electrical equipment.  During this period, buses will not drop off at Clubhouse after 7 p.m. The Library is closed for repairs and residents will be notified of its reopen date. Gym Structure permit has passed and is approved. Seacrest/East Coast. Nothing to report. Council of Area Chairs  – Don Kaplan, Chairman Newport.  A status update was requested on the canal treatment for the odor and Hydrophilia.  Walter Magenheim stated that the second application has been conducted and the treatment kills the hydrophilia from the top down, in order to protect wildlife. Richmond.  Numerous shopping carts are being left at the gate and requested a NO DUMPING sign be posted to deter residents and other individuals.  It was indicated that the cart dumping and cleaning of that area is an issue for the city to resolve.  Ventnor: Work orders for landscape and pest control are not being resolved or recorded properly by Seacrest. Seacrest representative requested the work order numbers so they can follow through and rectify the work order requests. Good &Welfare Open Mic Resident requested information about which company has been awarded the Transportation contract.  The Transportation contract has not been selected. Announcements The next COOCVE Board of Director’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Motion to adjourn was made at 10:45 a.m. Respectfully submitted Don Kaplan, Chairman, Council of Area Chairs Charles Parness, President COOCVE


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n attendance: Shelly Baskin, Joan Baker, Susan Dove, Nancy Giordano, Don Kaplan, Rita Pickar and Fran Stricoff; COOCVE: Charlie Parness; Representing Bay Management: Fred Studdard and Kim Whittemore The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence at 9:30 a.m. Donna Capobianco introduced the new MM Executive Director Marcel Korman. Donna urged residents to attend the MM meeting on Thursday, August 15 to hear more about Marcel. Minutes Don moved and Susan seconded to waive and accept the minutes from the June 11 meeting. The motion carried unanimously. Correspondence Jack Kornfield asked for clarification on who currently owns the restaurant building and for how long. He also asked what the role is of the Recreation Committee on the building and the restrooms. Nancy responded that the restaurant building belongs to Recreation. It is part of the demised property and under control of CVRF-Deerfield until the property passes to the residents in 2019. The lease on the building is for a coffee shop and golf pro shop only. The lease is not transferrable without written consent of the Recreation Committee and CVRF Limited. At this time, the Committee is working on the issue with the restaurant and will have further information next month. Another resident stated that it is a waste of electricity when the canopy lights remain on at the pools. Nancy responded that the canopy lights, except at the Newport pool, are on timers. A timer on the canopy lights will be installed at the Newport pool shortly. President’s Report Nancy announced that on Monday, December 16, there will be a dinner theater show in the Party Room with Guy Bavli, an illusionist. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m., dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the ticket office. If you would like to reserve a table you can do so in the staff office. Bay Management Reports Kim Whittemore/Fred Studdard Clubhouse The Clubhouse Library has been remodeled with new carpet, paint and new blinds it looks beautiful. New blinds were installed in the West card room and art room. Two new wall sconces were added in the Party Room and cornices were also ordered and should be installed within three weeks. Existing carpet on hand was installed in the

Staff Office. All the concrete curbs and parking bumpers have been painted around the Clubhouse. The back wall of the billiard room was repaired and the room was painted due to a severe water intrusion. Pools All pool fences except for Richmond and Upminster have been completed. The Newport pool fence is up but not completed due to ongoing construction. Pool maintenance has been completed at all pools except for Upminster, Richmond, Berkshire and Newport. Nancy mentioned to Kim that the hedges at the Ventnor pool are in need of replacement. Nancy also stated that the irrigation contract between MM and Recreation is complete and that irrigation is now on track to be installed at all satellite pools. Kim reported that small bushes have been added around the trees on the pool deck at the Ventnor pool. Nancy complimented Kim on the condition of the Westbury area pool stating that it was very clean and the lounges and chairs looked great. At the Newport pool, the drywall has been installed on the walls and the light fixtures would be installed on August 15. The electrical permit is scheduled for August 16 as well as the installation of drywall on the ceilings and the tile would be installed the week of August 19. Kim reported that the Newport pool house renovation is on schedule. She also reported that the skimmer line in the pump room was repaired at the Newport pool. The pool leaks at the Richmond and Upminster pools are in the process of being repaired. Nancy stated that she noticed only one person working at each of the pools and asked if additional personnel could work at them; this would move the process along quicker. She also asked Kim if one pool could be finished at a time instead of working on them simultaneously. Kim replied that they do have several workers working at the pools and that they are still on track to meet the deadline of August 31. Kim commented that once the leaks are repaired at these pools, the dirt would be filled in, the pavers would then be finished and they would diamond brite the pools. The crosswalks at Lyndhurst North and South have been painted over and signs have been placed in both areas. The pool pumps at both Berkshire and Ashby have been replaced and the grid, which holds the filters in place, was rebuilt at the Westbury pool. Repairs were made to the concrete and pavers at the Clubhouse pool.

Nancy stated that she would like to include in next year’s budget to have the concrete replaced at the Clubhouse pool with pavers. Tennis The new tennis courts at Richmond are complete and look beautiful. A new fence was installed around the courts and the bleachers and floor were repainted in the viewing area. New nets, posts and water fountains were installed on all three courts. Kim reported that maintenance on the courts will take place every Wednesday at 2 p.m. -- weather permitting. During the week of August 19 the courts will be closed for one day to make sure the sand is packing and leveling properly. When the date is finalized an announcement will be made. Nancy asked if shoe scrapers were ordered to remove the sand from shoes. Kim stated that they are looking into this, but the equipment would need to be secured so that it does not walk away. Donna Capobianco volunteered to assist Kim in this area since there are several different types that could work. Exercise Room Kim reported that the permits for the expansion of the Exercise Room are with the City of Deerfield Beach and awaiting signatures from the structural and fire departments. All the materials that are needed for this project are currently in Recreation’s possession and ready to be installed once the permits are signed. Kim reported that in the meantime, there were some HVAC issues in the gym area that are being addressed. Nancy stated that she is not happy with the current situation since the original completion was to take six weeks; which is well passed. Rita stated that it has been more than two months and we still do not have permits. Don asked our City Commissioner, Richard Rosenzweig who was in attendance at the meeting, if he could assist in this permit process. Mr. Rosenzweig replied that he would look into the situation. Theatre Tickets Season tickets are currently on sale and available at the box office or at www. cveevents.com. International Library The Hispanic Club reported that they are hoping to reopen the International Library by the end of August. Switchgear The Clubhouse will be closed on August 19, 20 and 21 while the switchgear system is installed. Bus service will be running on their usual schedule. Bus drop-offs and pickups at the Clubhouse

will end at 7 p.m. from 8-19 through 8-21. After 7 p.m. all connecting buses will drop off and pickup at Le Club until 10:30 p.m. This information will be posted on channels 98 and 99 as well as on the website. Charlie Parness suggested that a flyer with this information be provided to the bus drivers to hand out to all riders. Pool Party The first annual end-ofsummer pool party will be held on September 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse pool. The cost to attend is $5. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, drinks and desserts will be served. Entertainment will be provided by Penn House Production, our maintenance staff will be grilling and Bay Management will be serving the residents. Reservations can be made at the Staff Office. Members’ Comments Shelly stated that there is a large amount of trash being left on the ground at the tennis courts and the pools. He suggested that we speak to the President of the tennis club to help rectify this issue. Nancy responded that there is enough trash bins located at the pools and residents should be responsible for their own trash. Kim stated that there are trash bins at the courts but it was suggested by the contractor not to put trash bins near the posts as it will scratch them. Donna Capobianco stated that the trash bins are too far away and players are not going to walk that far to throw trash away. Nancy asked that the bins be put back and if the posts get scratched, they can be touched up or felt padding can be put on the back of the bins to prevent scratching. Nancy stated that with regard to the pools, residents and guests must abide by the rules; residents must police their guests and make sure that this happens. Old Business Rita stated that a meeting was held with the pickle ball instructor and it was decided that the pickle ball lines would be marked on the

Newport tennis courts, which has not been done. Rita asked when and who would be installing the lines. Freddie responded that it is being done in-house and he would make sure it gets done. New Business Fran Stricoff spoke about channel 99 and stated that it was not working for about a week. The problem is not inhouse but it is with Comcast. Fran stated that they contacted MM and they also were having difficulties in getting a response from the Comcast representative. Donna Capobianco stated that since this is a Customer Service issue, a work order must be put into the system. She stated that she would provide Kim with the Customer Service contact number for MM so that in the future, when there is an issue, a work order would be generated to be sure the issue is being resolved. Fran also asked if we could look into expanding www.cveevents.com to post information which is currently on channel 98/99. Don also asked MM to look into having a dedicated Comcast customer service phone number similar to Wynmoor Village for CVE. Charlie asked Kim for an update on the CVE welcome package. Nancy responded that it is in the works and they hope to have it before the season starts. Charlie asked Nancy why there are only three ID’s issued if there are four people living in a unit. Nancy responded that the Committee is currently researching this issue and would have an answer at the next Recreation meeting. Announcements Joint Executive/Area Chair Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 14, at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center Room A. MM Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center - Room A A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 10:30 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Giordano

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eeting called to order by President Donna Capobianco at 9:31 a.m. Board members in attendance: Donna Capobianco, Dan Glickman, Danielle LoBono and William Morse, Via Telephone: Eugene Goldman, Pierre Laliberte, Fred Rosenzveig, and Ira Somerset. Absent: Charles Lusthaus. Open Mic: Sylvia Smaldone of Tilford T: expressed concern for the pool area under the overhang. She stated it is very dirty; chips and dips on the flooring collect dirt, and water settles, creating mildew. Ms. Smaldone also noted the chairs need to be pressure cleaned and she has notified maintenance prior regarding these issues. Donna directed her to the new customer service system to express her concerns and complaints. Barry Kimball of Newport Q: stated his concern for the “curb appeal” of the CVE main entrance. Donna Capobianco replied that MM is looking into improving this area. Janelle Kimball of Newport Q: Attempted to speak to the Board but was unable to remember her topic in question. Donna Capobianco directed Janelle Kimball to submit her questions and/or comments to MM customer service. Minutes of July 11, 2013 Dan Glickman moved and it was seconded by Danielle LoBono to waive and accept the reading of the minutes. The motion was carried unanimously. Minutes of Executive Session of July 30, 2013: Dan Glickman moved and it was seconded by Danielle LoBono to waive and accept. The motion was carried unanimously. Treasurer’s Report – Bill Morse The CVE Master Management Financial Report was distributed and a hardcopy given to all Board members and discussed in detail. For the month ending July 31, the Total Revenue was $979,203; Total Expenses were $874,262; Expenses over the Revenue was $104,940; Water and Sewer expense was $145,000 versus the budgeted $250,000; YTD Revenue $6,860,331; YTD Expenses are $6,455,085; Revenue exceeds expenses by $405,246; Balance Sheet $1,820,971; Cash $1,837,836; CD $3,658,808; Monthly Assessments Receivable $911,810; Total Assets are $5,034,806; Total Liabilities are $3,580,893 and Total Equity $1,453, 913. Bill stated in regard to the outstanding net assessments receivable, $70,203 represents late fees charged on outstanding items. Without late fees the actual assessments overdue are a net $840,976.

Dan Glickman requested an update on the collection process of past due fees. Bill Morse responded, stating that a process has been set up and we are trying to work with the attorney’s database and the database Seacrest has been maintaining so that nothing falls through the cracks. Bill Morse also stated that ‘uncollectable’ items are an issue; a large claim against a unit because of mortgages, etc. and the unit is foreclosed and there would be not enough money to satisfy the demand. MM made a policy decision years ago not to pursue foreclosed properties to protect interest. Furthermore if there is a tax certificate for unpaid taxes on a unit and it continues to go unpaid, the certificate holder can go to court to file an action and to get a deed. Once the deed is issued all claims are no longer applicable on any tax certificate deeds. The Board can have a discussion in regard to the process. President’s Report – Donna Capobianco Report: Master Management has provided a report summarizing the actions of the MM Board Members since installation from March 15 to July 31, 2013. This may be viewed by registered members on www.cvebd.com. Also it will be published in the October issue of the Reporter. Donna reviewed the following topics outlined in the report: staffing, legal, collections, facilities management, golf course, communications, and service quality improvement. Introduction of New Executive Director: Marcel Korman was introduced by the MM Board to the CVE community. Marcel Korman briefly stated his professional experiences and going forward with plans to help improve the CVE community. Irrigation Agreement with Recreation (CVRF/Bay): Donna Capobianco stated that MM and Recreation have signed an agreement that the CVE irrigation will be under one system. The Clubhouse is not attached to the agreement at this time. The Recreation Committee has agreed to cover the expenditure for the installation and MM will incur expenses to maintain the irrigation system. Nancy Giordano Chairman of Recreation stated to the Board in a previous meeting, a desire for a Comcast representative to be onsite to assist CVE residents. Marcel Korman spoke with a Comcast Representative and is working to improve customer service relationships between Comcast and CVE residents. To contact Comcast, resi-

dents may call the following number 866-405-9365 which is available on the www.cvedb. com website. Lost Checks Issue and Update: Steve Kittredge of Seacrest highlighted two areas of fault. He stated that the boxes at the Clubhouse, due to wind driven rain, some checks were destroyed. Checks mailed directly to the USPS were misplaced and after several weeks checks were found at the USPS, undelivered. After several meetings Seacrest and the bank have agreed to have a daily courier to collect the checks. New Customer Service Work Order System: CVE residents may manually complete a form at the office, telephonically register issues, or electronic filing may be done via email at customerservice@ cvedb.com or on www.cvebd. com on the web page. Locating Services – Craig A Smith Proposal: Donna Capobianco stated that the Sunshine 8-11 Service Contract safeguards the irrigation main line. It is a utility that MM owns. The main is expensive to repair and replace in the event of damage caused from other utilities digging and drilling around or near the pipe. MM needs to be registered with Sunshine 8-11 Service and be contracted with a Locator Service Company. Sunshine 8-11 is a clearing house that when digging is going to occur near a utility, it generates a ticket to a locator service company that comes out and marks the location of our lines near the dig site. Donna Capobianco moved and Dan Glickman seconded to approve the Craig A Smith locating services contract proposal not to exceed $12,000 annually for a two year contract with a 30 day out clause for any reason Craig A Smith insurance coverage does not meet MM requirements. With Board approval an anticipated start date is September 1, 2013. Ira Somerset requested clarification on who will contact Sunshine 8-11. Donna specified that Sunshine 8-11 is the clearing house that sends a ticket to Craig A Smith and they are the locator company to come out and mark our lines. Craig A Smith sub-contractors come out and mark, FPL and the City do their own marking. Walter Magenheim stated that any association who does any work on their property and does not call MM are financially responsible for any destruction or damage to any other provider or utility lines. After further discussion, the Board voted and the Motion carried and was accepted unanimously Correction made 09.12.13 at

following Board of Director’s meeting Revised verbiage: “Walter Magenheim stated that any associations that do any digging on their property and does not call 811-Sunshine are financially responsible for any destruction or damage to any other provider or utility lines”. Report Transportation Committee – Dan Glickman: The Transportation Committee recommends to the Board that the following East route bus stops be implemented by Quality Transportation, in consultation with and approval by the Executive Director. Walgreens on Powerline Road on Thursday and Sunday and Wal-Mart on Military Trail on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Benches will be installed and available at both locations. Dan Glickman moved and Danielle LoBono seconded to approve the Transportation Committee recommendations for the bus routes. Ira Somerset explained the proper procedures on the rules for the committee to follow. He stated that a motion is not necessary as long as it is no cost to the CVE community and is approved by the President and the Executive Director, it does go into effect. After discussion Dan Glickman withdrew his motion and Danielle LoBono seconded the withdrawal. After review Donna Capobianco and Marcel Korman approved the transportation committee recommendations for the East route bus stops. Update on Declaratory Action, Open Space Land Use – Ira Somerset: A request was made to our attorney, Tucker Gibbs, for an update. His response was: Tucker sent a status report to Mr. Falco in February, 2013, as an update at that time. Little has changed. The lawsuit (a declaratory action asking the court to “declare” that the city’s current “S” Open Space code provision is impermissibly vague and does not include appropriate standards for its application) is still ongoing but held in abeyance while the city corrects the flaws in that code provision. Scott Backman and Tucker created proposed changes that seek to protect CVE from potential adverse impacts from the development of the “S” zoned property adjacent to CVE (“golf course property”). This proposed ordinance was discussed with the board and presented to planning department staff for its consideration. It is Tucker who understands that the board in February was in discussions with the owner of the golf course

property regarding a possible purchase. The status of the golf course property was covered previously today. Tucker made a presentation to the board at its meeting on February 27, 2013, regarding the lawsuit and the proposed ordinance and the meeting with the planning department. On June 18, the city commission considered and approved on first reading a comprehensive plan amendment that is the first step in allowing the transformation of the Deerfield Beach Country Club site into a 73.7-acre “business park.” The final hearing on the comprehensive plan (from Commercial Recreation to Employment Center land use category) will be at the August 20 city commission meeting. This may be of interest to CVE as the owner could seek such a change on the adjacent golf course. I believe that this is highly unlikely given the irregular shape of the golf course and its location within the CVE residential properties. Our proposal is still being prepared by the Planning and Zoning Department. Fred Rosenzveig questioned if the criteria being prepared by the City, complies with West Palm Beach County new criteria for open space land use and former golf courses. Commissioner Richard Rosenzweig, who was in the audience, stated that the Palm Beach golf courses are exterior and the CVE golf course is located in the CVE community itself and anything done in Palm Beach has no correlation to our community. Gene Goldman stated that the concern is if the new proposal by Tucker Gibbs should include the zoning regulations for open space. Commissioner Richard Rosenzweig stated that the land use change for open space by the planning and zoning board has not been changed and have not come before the commissioners. Fred Rosenzveig asks if Tucker Gibbs on behalf of MM made an amendment request to the planning and zoning board. Ira Somerset responded that a suggestion has been made to Tucker Gibbs and they would forward the information to the planning and zoning board. Announcements: The next meeting is scheduled for September 12, 2013 Motion to adjourn was made at 11:09 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Danielle LoBono Secretary of the Board of Directors CVEMM


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resident Donna Capobianco called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday July 11, 2013. In attendance were: Donna Capobianco, Dan Glickman, and Danielle LoBono, Via Telephone: Pierre Laliberté, Charles Lusthaus, Fred Rosenzveig, and Ira Somerset. Not present Eugene Goldman and William Morse. Open Mic: Donna Capobianco referenced several requests from residents to have open mic at the end of the Board meeting and opted to have open mic at the end of this meeting. Dan Glickman stated he is not in favor of having open mic at the end and believes it should remain at the beginning. Charles Lusthaus agrees with Dan and suggests having open mic at the beginning and the end of the Board meeting. Donna Capobianco advised the Board that having open mic at the end of the meeting was in response to several requests from residents and it is just for this particular meeting and the Board can discuss the topic further at a later time. Donna Capobianco asks open mic participants when they prefer to speak to the Board; residents opted to have open mic at the beginning of the meeting. Sylvia Smaldone: Spoke to the Board and requested the Board mention the purchase amount of the golf course. In addition, Sylvia asks the Board who is doing the collection on all the arrears from residents. In response to the request for video conference calls, Sylvia expressed her opinion that video conferencing calls is not necessary to view other Board members in order to keep the cost down. Sylvia questioned the Board as to who will be taking Sergio’s place. Donna Capobianco responded that the purchase price of the golf course has been announced in multiple communications and is on the www.cvedb. com and the negotiated price of $5.5 million dollars has always been public information. Donna Capobianco also states that Bob Baumiller is taking care of the credit and collections. The video conferencing is more about what is user friendly for the CVE community. Interviews are being conducted to fulfill the Executive Director position. Herbert Saslow: Spoke to the Board about an offensive odor from the canals behind Markham and would like to know how the Board can eradicate the odor problem. Donna Capobianco stated that there is a maintenance program established to elimi-

nate the hygrophila growing in the canals. Details of the maintenance program will be discussed later in the Board meeting. Minutes: Dan Glickman moved and it was seconded by Danielle LoBono to waive and accept the reading of the June 13, 2013 MM Board meeting minutes. The motion was carried by unanimous verbal assent. Dan Glickman moved and it was seconded by Danielle LoBono to waive and accept the reading of the July 5, 2013 Special meeting minutes. The motion was carried by unanimous verbal assent. Treasurer’s Report – Bob Baumiller, Financial Manager The CVE Master Management Financial Report was distributed and a hard copy given to all Board members and discussed in detail by Bob Baumiller. For June, the Total Revenue was $979,222; Total Expenses were $895,574; Net Income $83,647; YTD Total Revenue was $5,870,128; YTD Expenses was $5,570,162; Net Income of $307,966. Bob Baumiller stated the Net Income is appropriated for street repairs planned for 2015, a planned future expense. Liquid Assets are $2,327,545; Receivables are $882,075. Total Current Assets are $4,740,974; Total Liabilities are $3,033,472 and Total Equity is $1,356,632. President’s Report – Donna Capobianco Property Purchase: The Board is in the process of requesting a 60-day extension to complete the due diligence and is waiting for answer; as of July 11, 2013 there has been no response. MM/CVRF Irrigation and Maintenance Irrigation: Proposed installation agreements were presented to the Board and they have reviewed the information; the maintenance side is a separate issue so this is specifically about the installation. Donna Capobianco moved and Ira Somerset seconded to approve the MM/ CVRF Irrigation Agreement. Donna Capobianco stated the thirteen satellite pool areas will be under one irrigation system and does not include the main Clubhouse properties. The irrigation system is owned and operated by MM and an agreement and funds associated with additional expenditures as the installation occurs will come from the REC Committee to pay on a monthly basis. Ira Somerset stated that the Swansea area by the tennis court is not an association property but MM has an obligation to service that area. Donna Capobianco stated that the Swansea area is

not in the agreement but MM does have easement rights with all of the associations and watering will go right up to the tennis court property line. Donna asked Ira if he proposed additional language be added to the agreement to clarify the Swansea property and the installation. Walter Magenheim stated that the Swansea area up to the fence of the tennis court will be a part of the system and that area will be watered and the installation of the pipes are being installed on property that is not Swansea property and is going on the “demised property” of 1000 square feet, which MM does not have authorization or an easement to run piping onto. Adding the clarification to the agreement, stating, the Board recognizes that piping will be laid on areas that belong to the “demised property” and will be put in the agreement and Ira Somerset agrees that a few word changes be made to the agreement. After discussion, the Board voted and the Motion carried unanimously by Roll Call Vote. Maintenance: A separate MM / CVRF irrigation maintenance agreement has been discussed. Donna expressed her thoughts if MM owns the system then MM should maintain the system: the payment for maintenance should remain under MM and not have REC include maintenance cost in their budget. Dan Glickman moved and Fred Rosenzveig seconded that the Board should vote to approve the agreement and installment and maintenance will be under one contract and the agreement will clarify that MM will operate and maintain the irrigation system. Ira communicated concern to the Board and thinks the maintenance agreement should be separate and the agreement requires further review and states that previous issues have been raised with previous owners. Donna asked Nancy and Rita, who represent REC, if they are comfortable with change to the agreement. Nancy and Rita expressed that REC has no problem with one agreement as long as the proper language concerning installation and maintenance is present. After discussion, the Board voted Roll Call Vote: Members voting Aye: Fred, Charles, Pierre, Danielle, Dan, and Donna. Members voting Nay: Ira. Motion carried by a majority verbal assent. Activities Center & Le Club: Donna Capobianco met with Nancy Giordano to discuss how REC might use Activity Property and is

waiting to hear from the REC committee; but expressed that the Board is not in agreement to continue with rental agreements. Donna proposed the question, does the Board wish to cancel rental agreements and not accept any more rental agreements as of December 31 or some other date. There are ongoing reservations booked up until June 2014 and the Board does have the ability to make those cancellations. Danielle feels concern for renters who have planned weddings and the cancellations are not fair. Fred stated to cancel the reservations is the assumption that we will not rent the property anymore and to clarify if there was a conclusion to that assumption. Fred and several other Board members choose to table the issue for further discussion. Donna suggests we conclude this discussion sooner than later in consideration for those renters. Operations Report Management Meeting: The Board has decided, until an Executive Director is appointed Donna will be meeting with the management staff every week on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. Management reports will be used by the Board to update information on a monthly basis. Vendor & CVEMM Contacts: A Vendor and CVEMM contact list is available on the network drive. Customer Service: Kelly

and Debbie are working on a establishing a good customer service tracking program. Purchase Order System: Walter and Kelly have established and will be running on a Purchase order system, to track all purchases in an organized way. Bus Stop: Dan states two additional bus stops have been requested outside of CVE; Wal-Mart located on Military Trail and Walgreens on Powerline Road and is looking to increase routes to those businesses. Danielle advises the Board that Wal-Mart is designing to build a bus stop and/or drop off area once they have received approval to do so. Hurricane Preparation: Six catch basins were vacuumed and discussions started with Seacrest to trim trees in preparation for Hurricane season. Irrigation: Irrigation is on schedule despite minor setbacks due to the weather. The Board will discuss registration with Sunshine to avoid future mainline ruptures from contractors, such as FPL, AT&T, Comcast and others and finalize within the next month to bring it to a motion. Hoover: An extended warranty maintenance 3-year contract with Hoover is under consideration. The contract goes in effect from the time the pump stations start. The proposed contract to cover the maintenance of the pump stations is based on timeline of

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Joint COOCVE Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs - June 12, 2013 T

he Joint COOCVE Executive Committee and Council of Area Chairs meeting of June 12, 2013 was called to order by COOCVE President Charlie Parness and Area Chair President Don Kaplan at 9:30 a.m. Charlie announced that there was a quorum.  Minutes Joe Rubino moved and it was seconded to waive the reading of the May 15 meeting minutes. Joe made a correction to the minutes stating that in the section on the City of Deerfield, it was the dumpster across from Durham E that needed to be addressed; not Durham B. The minutes were approved with the correction noted and the motion carried unanimously by a show of hands. President’s Report - Charlie Parness Charlie welcomed the new Area Chair for Westbury, Carmela Ortiz and thanked Don Kaplan and Bob Gravatt for assisting him with the election. In preparation for hurricane season, Charlie asked that every Building President prepare a list of residents in their buildings who will need assistance in evacuating in case of a hurricane. The list should include their name, address and

phone number. COOCVE is also requesting that each list be provided to the Area Chair or Vice Chair, whose names and addresses are published in the Reporter, or provide them to the COOCVE office. COOCVE will then provide the list to the fire department. For some time, MM has been fighting with the City of Deerfield to clean up the area between the perimeter fence and the roadway. The City finally agreed and will now be responsible for maintaining this area; cleanup will begin shortly. There will be a “Meet the Mayor” on June 19 at City Hall from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., all are invited. Last year, for lack of a quorum, the meetings in June, July and August were cancelled. Charlie moved and it was seconded by Gene Goldman that the COOCVE Executive Committee approves the cancellation of the June, July and August meetings for the COOCVE BOD. After a roll call vote, the motion carried (there were two negative votes). Charlie also stated that there will be no Joint COOCVE Executive Committee/Area Chair meeting in July, the next meeting will be held in August. It was suggested by Judy Schneider to put together a telephone directory for the Village. To

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offset the cost, a committee would be formed to solicit ads. If anyone is interested in joining this committee, please contact Charlie in the COOCVE office. Norm Kaplan asked how many associations have not paid in 2013. Charlie responded that there are 21 associations not paid. Norm stated that the Ashby area has not had an Area Chair in over a year and the Vice Chair does not come to any meetings. Charlie responded that if there is no representation, it can be discussed by calling a meeting of the unit owners. Gene Goldman thanked Charlie for having the resolution on the amendment of the bylaws passed at the last COOCVE BOD meeting. That amendment indemnified and protected all of the volunteers of the COOCVE organization. Mr. Parness concluded the COOCVE Executive Meeting and turned the meeting over to Mr. Don Kaplan, President of the Council for Area Chairs. Don stated that Cambridge and Islewood still have no Area Chair representation. Master Management Donna Capobianco The MM Board meeting will be held tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center. Donna stated that additional information on the golf course should be received today and will be announced at the MM Board meeting. MM is working closely with Bay Management and Nancy on joining Recreation into the irrigation project -- the Clubhouse will not be included in the project at this time. Donna announced that Walter Magenheim, the irrigation project manager will be joining the staff full time as the Contract Operations Manager reporting to Sergio. She also introduced Debra Morales, who is reporting to Kelly Serkin, and is responsible for the rentals of Le Club and the Activity Center. Sergio stated to date, seven vendors are interested in the Transportation contract and will be submitting their bids by June 24. In preparation of hurricane season, MM is currently cleaning out all the catch basins and getting quotes for tree trimming. Joe Rubino complained again that the bulk pickup in the Durham area is not being removed. Why isn’t the City picking up these items? He stated that if it is not picked

up he will be contacting code enforcement to have MM cited. Sergio responded that he will have it picked up this week. Joe also stated that at the April Area Chair meeting he mentioned that the area in front of the paper dumpster across from the pool needs to be repaired; it is still not done. He also mentioned again that the phone number in the Reporter for Comcast is wrong. Sergio stated that he would take care of it. A resident asked who is responsible for mowing the golf course. Donna responded that the owners are responsible for keeping it mowed and irrigated. A resident asked what happens to the chairs at the pools when a storm is approaching. Rita responded that Recreation staff is responsible for removing chairs and lounges prior to a storm. Ce Baskin mentioned that the hole near the East gate is still there and asked when it will be taken care of. Donna responded that the City has finally taken responsibility for that area and that residents need to contact the City Commissioners and voice their complaints. Ce also asked if MM would consider changing the MM meetings from Thursday to Monday. Donna asked the Area Chairs if they would want the meeting changed; there was no indication that anyone wanted it changed. Bill Liebman stated that several lights near the garbage in the Markham C area are out and asked who is responsible for them. Sergio replied that he will look into it and determine if it is MM or association property. Recreation - Rita Pickar Rita announced that there will be no July Recreation meeting; the next meeting will be in August. Rita stated that shorts are allowed throughout the Clubhouse from April 1 through October 31; the Party Room is part of the Clubhouse. Show brochures will be mailed to all Canadian residents on July 1 and US residents on July 8. Residents can pick up a show brochure at the Clubhouse any time after July 8. The showcase will be presented on July 18 at 1 p.m. in the theatre; and after the showcase, residents will be able to submit their show choices. The Clubhouse will be closed on August 19, 20 and 21 for the installation of the switchgear. Rita stated the attendance to the shows

on Saturday nights is not good and it is embarrassing for the entertainers to play to an empty theatre. A number of residents are concerned about the two and three week rentals that are occurring in the Village. The Recreation Committee will be looking at changing the system which currently allows rentals to use the recreation facilities at CVE. As of September 1, visitor passes will not be issued unless the recreation form is signed and sealed by the Building President. Rita mentioned that Recreation is still waiting on permits for the expansion project to begin. The machines will be moved to the multipurpose room and classes have been moved to rooms in the Clubhouse as well as the Party Room. Areas The sprinklers in the Harwood D area are not being turned on; can someone look into this? Don suggested that he contact the property manager and speak to MM. In the Lyndhurst area, there is a one way road near the restaurant used for the tram and Kent security cars have been using it; driving the wrong way on this road which is becoming very dangerous for walkers. Caryl Berner stated that she asked the City for a copy of the contract for garbage collection and was told that there is no contract. Rita stated that there has been a U-Haul van parked on West Drive near Newport A for about a week. Sergio stated that he would look into it. Bill Liebman asked if something could be done about vehicles backing into spots in Clubhouse parking lot. A resident stated that a car continues to speed in a 15 mph area. Can something be done if his license, name and address are provided to security? Don responded yes; please provide this information to security. Caryl Berner stated that there will be a “Meet the Mayor” at City Hall on June 19 to discuss the 2014 budget. Old Business - none New Business - none A motion to adjourn was made at 10:45 a.m. Submitted by, Don Kaplan and Charlie Parness


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n attendance: Shelly Baskin, Susan Dove, Nancy Giordano, Don Kaplan, Rita Pickar and Fran Stricoff; Absent: Joan Baker; COOCVE: Charlie Parness; Representing Bay Management: Fred Studdard and Kim Whittemore. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence at 9:30 a.m. Nancy introduced Fran Stricoff who will be replacing Susan Hanley. Fran is a resident of Grantham and the Committee is very pleased to have her. Minutes Don moved and Susan seconded to waive and accept the minutes from the May 14 meeting. The motion carried unanimously. Correspondence Lyndhurst F sent a note thanking the Board and the Recreation staff for the wonderful improvements that have been made to their area. President’s Report Nancy read the following statement to the community: With 8,500 units in Century Village East, it only makes sense to provide rules, regulations and guidelines for residents who wish to take advantage of the activities provided by the Recreation Committee. Please be aware that these rules and regulations are designed for your safety and consideration of the rights all residents have to enjoy life in the Clubhouse. On Thursday, July 18 at 1 p.m. in the theatre, a preview showcase of the 2013/2014 show season will be presented. Brochures will be sent out to residents July 8. A dinner show with an illusionist will be held in the Party Room on December 18, tickets are $20; more information will be forthcoming. Bay Management Reports Kim Whittemore/Fred Studdard Clubhouse: Leaks in the Party Room due to the installation of the roof top cooling system were found and repaired. A water leak was repaired in the elevator hydraulic room by capping off a two inch drain line and a water leak in the mechanical room behind the Staff Office was also repaired by capping off a drain line. The outside area of Card Room A was pressure washed, due to a clogged drain which was repaired. The ice machine in the Party Room was emptied and cleaned and will now be on a maintenance schedule every six months. Eight new Phoenix Sylvester palms were planted in the main parking lot. Nancy asked Kim to look into an inexpensive way to install LED lighting on the new palms.

Fences The fence at the Lyndhurst South and Oakridge pools has been installed. The Newport fence is in the permitting stage and will be next to be completed. Pools Lyndhurst South: Preventive maintenance was completed at the Lyndhurst South pool. This included: repairing and resealing the tile around the coping of the pool; repairing showers and toilets. Due to inclement weather, the pool deck painting will be finished this week. The bathrooms and electrical rooms were painted and all feet on the chairs and lounges were replaced. Indoor Pool: At the indoor pool all seals on the windows were repaired and cleaned. Markham: Preventive maintenance was done at the Markham pool. This included: replacement of sand for the pavers on the pool deck; cleaning of stained pavers; repainting of the east wall and hallway and all the feet on the chairs and lounges were replaced. Outdoor Pool: The pump and filtration system has been re-built. Oakridge: The feet on all the chair and lounges were replaced; pavers were repaired and regular maintenance on the bathrooms was performed. Ventnor: At the request of the fire inspector, damaged sheetrock in the old laundry room was replaced. Nancy asked Kim to look at what could be done about the bushes in the pool area at Ventnor. Rita stated that the ladders in the Newport pool be cleaned/ repaired and asked Fred to look at them. She also asked him to look at the lounges/ chairs at all the pools as some are in need of re-strapping. Tennis Richmond: The work is progressing as planned and on schedule. Concrete edging of the courts was repaired in preparation of the new surface and the old fence was taken down. The bleacher area was pressure cleaned, a new drainage system was installed on the east and south end of the courts, the turf has been laid and cut and the sand has been delivered. All the windscreens have been taken down and properly stored for the hurricane season; the screen at Richmond will need to be modified. Exercise Room The permitting process on the renovation of the exercise room is about 75% complete. In preparation of the closing of the gym, exercise classes have started this week in the Party Room.

Switchgear Bid The installation of the switchgear will take place on August 19, 20 and 21. Per the request of FPL, the installation is not being performed on the weekend. During this time, the Clubhouse will be closed. Notices will be posted in the Clubhouse. Three Bids were received for the installation of the switchgear which ranged from $5,760 to $11,960. Rita stated that PVM Electric was recommended from the Cities of Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach as well as FPL. Rita moved and it was seconded by Don Kaplan that the bid from PVM Electric in the amount of $5,760 be accepted for the installation of the switchgear. The motion carried unanimously. Paver Bid Richmond Pool: Three bids were received for the installation of pavers, coping and diamond brite the information was provided to the Board for their review. Rita moved and it was seconded by Don Kaplan to accept the bid from ABC for the installation of pavers, coping and diamond brite in the amount of $109,169. Nancy asked on the status of receiving a discount on the services for using the same company for both Upminster and Richmond. Fred responded that it would be about $3-5K. Kim stated that there would be an addendum to the contract for the amount of staples that would be required to repair the pool as they will not know this until the pool is drained. Upminster: Nancy moved and it was seconded by Don Kaplan to accept the bid from ABC for the installation of pavers, coping and diamond brite in the amount of $66,324. Motion carried unanimously. Nancy stated that the total amount for both pools is $175,493 before the discount. Kim stated that they will begin with the Richmond pool pavers and then diamond brite. There will be a slight overlap of pool closings but the entire project will be approximately 3 weeks. Kim stated that the permit process will begin this week. Old Business Rita stated the attendance to the shows on Saturday nights are not good. Last year the Committee discounted the tickets, auctioned a cruise and attendance still did not increase. It is embarrassing to have only 100 or so people in the audience for these performers. Rita mentioned that there is a suggestion box in the Staff Office and urged residents to provide feedback to the Committee on what they would like; i.e., no

summer shows, shows in the Party Room so that snacks and beverages can be brought in, etc. Nancy reminded everyone that Jose and Patty will be performing in July and urged residents to buy their tickets. Nancy and Rita reminded residents that shorts are allowed anywhere and at any time in the Clubhouse from April 1 through October 31. During season, shorts are not allowed upstairs in the Clubhouse after 6 p.m. New Business The Recreation Committee reviewed the procedure for the two-week guest pass. This pass allows guests to use Recreation facilities/property in the Clubhouse. Effective September 1, 2013, the ID office will no longer accept the form without the signature and approval/seal from the condominium Building President or designated agent.

Charlie suggested that Kim look into shade trees around the pool areas instead of hedges as it will be cost effective and less maintenance. Announcements Joint Executive/Area Chair Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center Room A. MM Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the Activity Center Room A COOCVE Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Nancy announced that there will be no Recreation meeting held in July, 2013. A motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 10:15 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Nancy Giordano

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Village Meeting Minutes President

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to include their participation under the Fair Housing Act. We are a great community with 17 swimming pools, tennis courts, and a magnificent Clubhouse with gyms, library, workshops and classes and a 1,500 capacity theater for presenting shows and free movies. Our community is truly a great place to enjoy life. Under the Fair housing Act, we specifically reject any new purchaser or renter if they are under 55 years of age. To get around this age requirement, an astute buyer will add an over 55 mother or grandmother to the application. In some cases, the interview is

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Committee will be interviewed by the Election Committee and the Master Management candidates will be interviewed by the COOCVE Executive Committee. There will be a Meet the Candidates meeting held on Thursday December 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. and the deadline for filing is November 14 at 3 p.m. City Commissioner Richard Rosenzweig advised the attendees of the results of a planning organization meeting held with the Governor on Thursday, September 12, 2013. The Governor has put forth an emergency program that involves SW 10 street. The Commissioner wanted to alert the community and surrounding areas of this change as it will affect transportation as it relates to traffic flow around the area. The Commissioner will keep Charlie Parness updated with any additional information. Master Management Report – Donna Capobianco Donna Capobianco introduced Marcel Korman, Executive Director of Master Management. In addition, Donna mentioned the new Customer Service system that is in place for submitting any issues occurring within the Village. These issues can be sent in several ways to Master Management - via the form submitting through the website www.cvedb.com and email at customerservice@cvedb.com. Donna also mentioned that the Customer Service phone number listed on the website and the Reporter will be corrected shortly. Donna updated the group of the Irrigation project by stating that the project is going well and on time for completion. The Golf Course property is open and Master Management has received proposals from the seller. As there is some testing that needs approximately 60 days to occur,

the last time we ever see this 55+ person. In our interview process, if we feel that this is the case, we deny the application, thus maintaining the spirit and intent of the Fair Housing Act and preserving our community for our senior citizens. However, under the new rules how do we reject those that are trying to bypass the Fair Housing Act. Out of fear of being sued, association boards will be forced to look the other way and automatically approve underage applicants in defiance of the Fair Housing act. Realtors will promote this end-run just to increase their sales. Our community will lose the Senior Citizen feel, and the Fair

Housing Act becomes a worthless piece of paper. Currently, I am reviewing the current standard purchaser and renter application. If possible, it will be modified to improve the ability for association boards to do their jobs, and at the same time fully comply with the ordinance. However, until we can have this ordinance repealed or substantially modified, as a standard COOCVE policy, we advise all associations to follow the law. Upcoming Election The candidate applications for Master Management, the Recreation Committee, and for all the COOCVE offices can be picked up at the

COOCVE office. This year, we have the added feature of allowing the applications to be obtained on-line through the CVEDB website. Seminars We have scheduled four seminars presented by Bill & Susan Raphan of the KGB Law firm who have conducted many seminars at CVE. The seminars are scheduled as follows: January 2014 – Duking it out; February Board Certification, March – Material Alterations and April – Record Disclosures. Specific dates, times, locations and additional information will be provided later. SW 10 Street Overpass

Many years ago there was an attempt to build a 10 Street Overpass to connect the Sawgrass Parkway with I-95. This community successfully fought this project, and it became a dead issue. Deerfield Beach Commissioner Richard Rosenzweig has advised us that Governor Scott is calling for its revival. This is of concern not only to the residents of Harwood, Farnham and Newport, but also to the entire Village. We will keep this community advised as to what is happening and any steps we should take.

Letter of Intent was stopped. Donna also mentioned that whoever owns those 81 acres will have to remediate the land. Donna Capobianco updated the group on the Ventnor B vs. Adelphia, Comcast and CVEMM Lawsuit. The result of the lawsuit was read to the group as it is public record. The following was read by Donna: A lawsuit was brought by Ventnor B vs. Cable Co’s and CVEMM. The plaintiff Ventnor B settled with Cable Co’s for $145,000 and then asked the court to certify a class action for settlement purposes against cable companies only. CVEMM objected to the settlement and the class certification- the court overruled CVEMM objection and allowed the class to be certified. Ventnor B, as class representative, indicated they sent requisite mailings to the class members (192 garden associations), to opt in or opt out. Allegedly 121 associations, not all submitting proof of damages, opted in knowing the class action was against the cable companies ONLY and not CVEMM. The class action settlement was $72,500 by Adelphia and $72,500 by Comcast. Of the $145,000 total paid, legal fees were $65,000, Ventnor B testified it took $58,000 for itself leaving the balance of $22,000 to be distributed amongst the alleged 121 associations who opted in and provided proof of damages. We are unsure at this time who has been paid and who has not. If distributed among all 121 associations, $22,000 divided by 121 would be about $181 per building. Only those buildings that submitted proof of damages should have been paid something. The case proceeded forward, and we attempted to depose the representatives of Adelphia, but the court denied it. Last week the court granted motions for summary judgment in favor of the cable companies. That means, at this time, the cable companies are no longer defendants in the suit. Only CVEMM remains

as a defendant. The case went forward, set for trial, on August 26,2013, Ventnor B for the first time requested another class action now be certified against CVEMM. The court granted this Tuesday. Ventnor B  sued FIGA in Tallahassee for the damages to the Ventnor B building from the fire loss of July,7,2005. That was resolved by way of appraisal with Ventnor B’s selected appraiser and FIGA’s selected appraiser agreeing to an amount of $371,114.20 for cost to repair the building, and $37,111.42 for overhead and $37,111.42 for profit. That appraisal amount was upheld and affirmed by the court in Tallahassee. Ventnor B, to date, has already received in excess of $440,000 in insurance payouts, plus the $58,000 settlement from the cable companies, plus an unknown amount of additional monies from donations. (a fundraiser at Shelby’s was held some years ago). Since the class action was certified Tuesday, Ventnor B is the class action representative, Garrity class action counsel; the case has now been continued. Had the case proceeded vs.  CVEMM and a judgment obtained in favor of Ventnor B , without us appealing on any issues, CVEMM would have been responsible to pay the judgment to Ventnor B, minus any monies it had already received from other collateral sources. CVEMM is exploring all its rights including the right to appeal. Recreation Committee – No Updates Open Mic. – Good and Welfare A resident advised Charlie Parness and Donna Capobianco that she will no longer be attending the Master Management meetings due to previous events that have occurred. In addition, she stated that the placement of the sprinkler system in Tilford

was nicely done. However, the landscaping in Newport looks very unappealing. She requesting Master Management to step up and speak in behalf of the community to the landscaping companies advising them to do a better job with the landscaping. Donna Capobianco stated that Newport is still in progress and also stated that she welcomes the feedbacks received by the residents and will make sure the landscaping companies do a better job of maintaining the lawns. Newport – Rita advised the group that the new pool house floor is in the process of being upgraded. The pool house will be closed starting from September 17 and will be re-opened on September 22, 2013 Ventnor – Resident requesting the cover of the dumpster situated in Ventnor Q to be fixed. Donna Capobianco stated that it is an issue for the City. Donna asked to make sure the request was done via the customer service system in order for Master Management to keep track of the complaint. Ellesmere D – Resident stated that Ellesmere D has the same problem. Donna Capobianco advised to fill out the work request form as this allows Master Management to keep a track on the same issue in order to approach the City. Resident questions the Rights Ordinance ruling. Resident is requesting that each association put a petition together stating that no one will run for office in their building because of the risk of being sued for discrimination. Charlie Parness stated that was one of the fears the association has. Charlie also stated that COOCVE is looking into improving the application form by placing specific clauses regarding what’s allowed and not allowed. Resident – What happens if someone under 55 comes into

the community and brings their children? Charlie Parness stated that if the applicant is under 55 years old, the association has the right to decline the application because it is a 55 and over community. Ellesmere B – Resident stated that while the association performs a credit and criminal background check on an application, there’s no specific clause as to what’s allowed. The resident has a clause drafted by an attorney that he will forward to Charlie Parness. Charlie Parness stated to forward the drafted clause to him for review. Durham V – Resident stated that the revised application should ask the question of whether a potential resident has ever lived within the community before because this will allow the association to know if the resident may be a potential problematic resident. Charlie Parness stated that is a reasonable question that can be placed on the application form. Charlie also stated that any applicant who provides false information on their application can be denied. Resident wanted clarification pertaining to the Rights of Ordinance rule in whether or not the letter to the tenant is a requirement or does the tenant has to request the letter. Charlie Parness stated that to his understanding, the association has to notify the applicant of the receipt of the application within 10 days and have to provide the status of the application to the applicant, acceptance or denial and if denied the reason for the denial, within 45 days. Therefore, the letter is a requirement. Meeting concluded at 10:15 a.m. Submitted by Mona Laventure, scribe and Charles Parness


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and states the rodent problem is not under MM’s domain, however Seacrest was requested to research the issue and the following theories were found; recent trenching may have disturbed nests, soaking rainfall may have agitated nests, testing high rise water standpipes may also have disturbed nests, these are all associated problems. In addition Seacrest informed the Board that fruit trees are a food source and an attraction for these animals, and early treatment is the best solution. If residents see rodent problems they are to notify their management company not MM. Danielle advises residents to be cautious and not to leave doors open, an incident did occur in which a rodent entered a home of one of the residents in her building Aquatic System: Walter Magenheim advises the Board that Aquatic Systems has a new treatment process that could help with the odor problem from the canal specific to the Hygrophila. Aquatic Systems will determine the amount of treatment applications needed and will implement the use of the product Clipper next Friday at the No. 2 Lake at Cambridge.

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when the pump station goes online. What is owed under the contract is Cambridge at a prorated fee of $963 for the year, Tilford and Harwood at $1445 each all covered until the end of 2013, totaling $3,853 due in July 2013. The 2014 payment for the full year for Tilford and Harwood at $5617.78 each; plus the prorated share for Cambridge for an additional $1,927, is a payment totaling $13,162.56 for year two, due no later than January 20, 2014. In 2015 a total of $5,617.78 is assessed to each pump station, totaling $16,853.34 for all three pump stations. Fred Rosenzveig moved and Dan Glickman seconded to accept all three contracts for Hoover. After further discussion, the Board voted and the Motion carried unanimously by a Roll Call Vote. Kevin confirmed that the extended warranty includes the three pumps for each station and three jockey pumps for a total of 12 pumps covered under warranty. Rodent: Donna informed the Board that there have been a lot of complaints regarding the rodent problem

Aquatic Systems will also be coordinating with Seacrest to address the four areas following Cambridge and address all the lake systems. Security: The security report indicates no major incidents or problems; several reported property damage claims including unruly behavior and ID confiscation. Committees Transportation Committee: Donna appointed Dan Glickman as Chair of the Transportation Committee. Danielle LoBono, Ira Somerset and Pierre Laliberté are the current members. The goal and objective of the Transportation Committee is to help the Board make good decisions regarding the transportation contract. Dan will provide Donna with a more formal description of the committee’s goals and objectives within a week. Communications Committee: Fred Rosenzveig advises the Board that the Communications Committee does not have a Chair at this time and next month they will have appointed a Chair person in addition to the committee’s goals and objectives. The current members of the committee are Gene Goldman, Pierre Laliberté, Fred Rosenzveig, and Ira Somerset.

Business New: Owners of service animals are required to complete an application and/or provide proper documentation and credentials to MM. Approval documentation is required to be with the owner at all times. Donna Capobianco moved and Danielle LoBono seconded to implement the CVEMM Service Animal Application. Ira asked what the consequences for noncompliance of the application are. Donna responded that a warning is given, second offense the application will be pulled and MM can then proceed with legal action. Ira also questioned what legal action would be taken and what happens in a situation where a person is not aware of the MM no pet policy. Donna did not have information readily available at meeting but will provide information to the Board on what those legal consequences are. Danielle suggested that information regarding the no pet policy and service animal application be put in the Reporter, on the website, and to notify the CVE community including the staff office in the Clubhouse. After discussion, the Board voted Roll Call vote: Members voting Aye: Dani-

elle, Fred, Pierre and Donna. Members voting Nay: Dan, Charles and Ira. Motion carried by a majority verbal assent and will implement the CVEMM Service Animal Application by December 31, 2013. Members Comments Dan Glickman asks if the Board would like to allow comments from the audience for a few moments after the meeting. Danielle LoBono has noticed residents have been planting and reiterates that residents are to stop planting until the irrigation is complete. Donna advises residents who may have questions regarding planting; they are to contact Walter Magenheim. Danielle also extends her sympathies to Canada in relation to the recent train tragedy. Sylvia Smaldone at end of meeting spoke on open mic and expressed her appreciation and thanks the Board for all their time, effort and dedication to help the CVE community. Announcements: The next meeting is scheduled for August 15, 2013 Motion to adjourn was made at 11:39 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Danielle LoBono Secretary of the Board of Directors CVEMM

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work orders. The majority of these were related to irrigation and roadways. They were resolved on average within 2.8 days. Irrigation Project: The project is proceeding well as can be seen driving around the Village. There will be approximately 920 total zones in our system, including the recent addition of 41 zones around REC’s satellite pools. To date, 242 zones have been completed, with some already put into service. Treasure Coast is increasing staff on the project to improve progress. Transportation: The “Request for Proposal” (RFP) process to obtain proposals for a new transportation service contract took place before I

arrived at CVE. There were a limited number of responsive bidders beyond our existing transportation service provider. No decision has been made yet. Our focus is to find high caliber vendors qualified by their track record, size, staffing resources, equipment and safety record. We expect to have two additional quali-

fied bidders. Master Management is performing its due diligence researching these additional vendors. Comcast: I have had several meetings with Comcast’s local representative and his regional manager. Comcast is interested in renewing the existing agreement beyond the current expiration at the end of 2014. We are looking to have a Comcast rep on site and possibly adding internet service, as requested by residents. Street Lighting: We are reviewing the FPL agreement which provides for street lighting on the main roads. This will not impact or change lighting on association property. The focus is to provide better light while reducing power consumption

and maintenance. Curb Appeal: We are focused on improving “curb appeal” of CVE’s common areas to make the landscaping and roads more pleasing to the eye. Also, plans are in the works to have Seacrest fill in the gaps in the perimeter hedge with coco plum and to paint road curbing at the east entrance and striping along the main roads and intersections. As Executive Director of CVE Master Management I welcome the opportunity to gather information from our residents and share my experience and highly developed engineering background to plan and create improvement projects intended to help increase your pride in your community. Your feedback is always appreciated.

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nance issues at the Clubhouse, pools, tennis courts, and etc.? You are the eyes and ears of Recreation Maintenance and we depend upon you to alert us to any problems or concerns you may encounter. We take each report very seriously and do our utmost to respond in as timely a manner as is feasible. Please contact the Staff Office to report any maintenance issues – 954-4286892 option 2. Class Office Where do we go to register for classes in the Clubhouse? Class registration is held in the Staff/Information Office which is located along the main corridor of the Clubhouse ground floor. Should you have questions regarding classes, you may come by the office or call 954-428-6892 option 2. Ticket Office Attention Residents: Season Tickets are on SALE NOW. You may purchase your Season Tickets at the Box Office or online at www. cveevents.com – click on Ticket Purchases and follow the steps; if you have any questions about online purchasing, contact the Ticket Office 954428-6892 option 5.

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Come join us for our first “Dinner On The Town” on Oct. 17.  We will meet at the bus depot in the Clubhouse parking lot at 4:15 p.m. at which point we will begin to load up on a Motor Coach that will take us to our destination for dinner. Come join us for this fun filled evening at the restaurant of your choice in the Shops of Boca Del Mar and let us do the driving for you! Cost is only $5 a person for transportation! Sign up in the Staff Office, limited seating so sign up fast!! See flyer on page 14-A.


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CVE REPORTER

OCTOBER 2013

Condo News 2013 Calendar COOCVE/CVEMM Meetings Oct.-Dec. Day of Month

2nd Tuesday

2nd Wednesday

3rd Tuesday

Thursday (5 days before COOCVE Board of Directors.)

RECREATION COMMITTEE

COOCVE EXEC. COMM. & COUNCIL of AREA CHAIRS

COOCVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CVEMM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

*********************UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED - ALL MEETINGS BEGIN AT 9:30AM************************

Meeting Rooms

CLUBHOUSE GP Room A

Activity Center Room B

CLUBHOUSE Party Room

Activity Center Room A

OCTOBER

10.08.13

10.09.13

10.15.13

10.10.13

NOVEMBER

11.12.13

11.13.13

11.19.13

11.14.13

DECEMBER

12.10.13

12.11.13

12.17.13

12.12.13

Casino Bus Trips Deerfield Beach

Tuesday $15 Free Play $5 Food Credit

Wednesday $20 Free Play

$15 Bus Fare

Friday $20 Free Play

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: 954.452.7771


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A Five Star Independent and Assisted Living Community

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CVE REPORTER

OCTOBER 2013

Condo News CVE Reporter Board Members for 2013

President: Rita Pickar Vice Pres: Gene Goldman Secretary: Toni Ponto Treasurer: Bernice Schmier Board: Don Kaplan Betty Schwartz Ron Popp COOCVE Member Associations for 2013 ASHBY BERKSHIRE CAMBRIDGE DURHAM ELLESMERE FARNHAM GRANTHAM HARWOOD ISLEWOOD KESWICK LYNDHURST MARKHAM NEWPORT OAKRIDGE PRESCOTT RICHMOND SWANSEA TILFORD UPMINSTER VENTNOR WESTBURY

A, B, C, D A, B, C, D, E A, C, D, E, G A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X A, B, C, D A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, Q A, B, C, D, E, F A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J A, B, C, D A, B, C A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, T A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, U, V A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N A, B, C, D, E, F A,B A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, N, O, Q, R, S, T, U, X A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, L, M A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P, Q, R, S A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L

If you have any questions on the above list, please advise the COOCVE Office 954-421-5566

COOCVE Appointed Committee Members for 2013 ADVISORY Maureen Doherty Joe Rudnick Rhonda Pitone AUDIT Norman Bloom BUDGET & FINANCE Arlene Roth - Chair Danielle LoBono Bernice Schmier BY-LAWS Marjorie Campbell Rhonda Pitone Gene Goldman Rita Pickar

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION Ron Popp - Chair Felicia Prince CIVIC & CULTURAL Nancy Giordano - Chair Carol Carr Danielle LoBono Rita Pickar Sue Popp Arlene Roth Myriam Sachs Bernice Schmier GRIEVANCE Joseph Sachs Robert Gravatt INSURANCE Dick Ciocca

OFFICERS' AND DIRECTOR'S MANUAL Gene Goldman - Chair Carol Carr


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Important Phone Numbers Police Emergency………. 911

Police Non – Emergency ……..954-480-4340

American Medical Response (non-emergency) . . . 954-776-3300 Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-524-4302 FL. Fish & Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-357-4200 Broward County Courthouse (Deerfield) . . . . . . . . 954-831-1400 Broward County Property Appraiser . . . . . . . . . . . 954-831-1270 Broward County Sanitation (Deerfield) . . . . . . . . . 954-480-4382 Bulk Pick – Up (Trash) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-480-4379 Century Plaza Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-357-7740 International Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-429-3608 CVE Master Management/CVE Reporter/Coocve 954-421-5566 Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-421-9269 Social Security Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-772-1213 Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-275-8777

Real Estate Offices:

Century Village Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-698-5900 Dubman Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-428-8040 United Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-414-3747

Recreation Offices:

City of Deerfield Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-480-4200 Florida Power & Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-797-5000 Comcast Bulk Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-405-9365 Deerfield Fire & Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-765-4321 Department of Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-497-1570

Bay Management Admin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-428-6892 ext: 1 Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-429-3613 Staff Office (8am-11pm/ Mon-Sun) . . . . . . . 954-428-6892 ext: 2 ID Office (9am-4:40pm/ Wed. 9am-7pm) . . 954-428-6892 ext: 3 Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-428-6892 Class Office (9:30am-12pm/ 1pm-4pm) . . . . 954-428-6892 ext: 4 Ticket Office (9:30am-12pm/ 1pm-4pm) . . . 954-428-6892 ext: 5 Athletic Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-428-6892 ext: 6 Maintenance Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-428-6892 ext: 7 Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-428-1916 Recreation Committee Office . . . . . . . . . 954-428-6892 ext 8 Movie & Show Information . . . . . . . . . 954-428-6892 ext 9 Ext 1 Show Information . . . . . . . . . . . . Movie Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ext 2

Elderly Services:

Service Contract Providers:

Utilities

Aging & Disability Resource Center (Broward) . . 954-745-9779 Broward County Elderly Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-537-2936 Meals on Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-731-8770 Elder Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-962-2873

Kent Security:

Gate House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Machine: 954-421-2556 Person: . . 954-421-3552 Office (Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-698-9823 24 Hour Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-421-3552

Local Places of Worship:

East Coast Maintenance & Management . . . . . . . . 954-428-7015 Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-596-4883 ECM Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-772-0972 Pride Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-977-7433 Seacrest Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-282-6464 Seacrest Services West Palm Beach . . . . . . . 561-656-6310 Seacrest Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-596-4883 Service America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-979-1100 Tilford Pool & Tennis Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-656-6310

Transportation:

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church . . . . . . . . . . . 954-421-3246 Temple Beth Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-421-7060 Temple B’Nai Shalom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-570-3316 Young Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-571-3904

Airport Shuttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-244-8252 Broward Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-357-8400 TOPS (Paratransit Service) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-357-6794 Yellow Cab (Taxi) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-565-5400 Quality Transportation (CVE Mini Bus) . . . . . . . . . 954-357-7050

Updated 9/24/13

Voters Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-357-7050

Other Important Numbers Federal Agencies

FEMA Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-621-FEMA (3362) TTY for hearing/speech impaired . . . . . . . . . . 800-462-7585 FEMA Fraud Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-720-5721 National Flood Insurance Referral Center . . . . 888-275-6347 US Small Business Administration . . . . . . . . . . 800-659-2955 Social Security Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-772-1213 Internal Revenue Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-829-1040 TTY for hearing/speech impaired . . . . . . . . . . 800-829-4059 Dept. of US Housing and Urban Development 800-669-9777 Dept. of US Department of Veterans Affairs . . 800-827-1000

State Agencies

Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity . . . . . . 800-204-2418 Arbitration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850-414-6867 Attorney General’s Office & Fraud Hotline . . . 866-966-7226 Condominium Ombudsman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-202-3234 Bilingual Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 954-202-3235 Contractors (Dept Bus Prof Registration) . . . . . 850-487-1395 Department of Agriculture Consumer Service 800-435-7352 Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) 850-488-1122 Department of Elder Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-963-5337 Department of Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . 800-342-2762 Anti-Fraud Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-378-0445 Hurricane Help Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-22-STORM (8676) Children & Families Access Line . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-762-2237 Human Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850-488-7082 Road Information – State Highway Department . . . 888-638-0250 Veterans Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 727-319-7400

Voluntary Agencies

American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866-GET-INFO Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-HELP-NOW Salvation Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-SAL-ARMY

(438-4696) (435-7669) (725-2769)

Volunteer Florida – Volunteer/Donation

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-FL-HELP1 (354-3571) America’s Second Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-771-2303

County Emergency Management Offices

For immediate disaster needs, residents can call their county emergency management office. For information about services in the area, call 211, if available in the county. Brevard/Community service 211 . . . . . . . . . . . 321-637-6670 Broward/Community service 211 . . . . . . . . . . . 954-831-3900 Collier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-252-3600 Glades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863-946-6020 Hendry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863-612-4700 Indian River/Sheriff’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 772-569-6700 Lee/Community service 211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-477-3600 Martin/Community service 211 . . . . . . . . . . . . 772-288-5694 Miami-Dade/Community service 311 . . . . . . . 305-468-5900 Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-289-6065 Key West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-809-1058 Okeechobee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 863-763-3212 Palm Beach/Community service 211 . . . . . . . . . 561-712-6400 St. Lucie/Community service 211 . . . . . . . . . . . 772-462-8100

Important websites:

Condominium Ombudsman: . . . www.myflorida.com/condos Dept. of Bus & Prof. Regulation: www.myflorida.com.dbpr Dept. of Financial Services: . . . . w w w . m y f l o r i d a c f o . c o m Federal Fair Housing: . . . . . . . . . www.hud.gov/offices/fheo FL Commission on Human Relations: . . . . www.fchr.state.fl.us Florida Statutes: . . . . . www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm


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OCTOBER 2013

Consumer Interest

“Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisals”

Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions…

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ortability and Save Our Homes Dear Lori: I just bought a new home in Broward County and need to file a new Homestead Exemption. What is “portability” and how do I apply for it? H. G. Deerfield Beach, FL The “Save Our Homes” (SOH) Amendment in Florida’s Constitution was intended to prevent homeowners from being taxed out of their homes due to rapidly rising real estate values. It met the goal, but caused many other problems along the way. As a result, Florida voters adopted a “portability” constitutional amendment in

2008 to allow eligible Homesteaded owners to move savings from one property to the next. Homesteaded owners may now move their Save Our Homes (SOH) benefit -- up to $500,000 -- from one Homesteaded property to the next within Florida. To be eligible to move these SOH savings, the new Homestead must be established within two tax years of the “abandonment” of Homestead at the previously Homesteaded property. Owners of Homesteaded properties sold (or “abandoned as Homestead”) are eligible to move their SOH savings to a newly purchased property so long as the owner

obtains Homestead on the new property within the strict period allowed by law (see above). Portability applies to both upsizing and downsizing in value, based upon specified formulas. Portability may be used an unlimited

amount of times and may be used for moves to anywhere within Florida. Portability does not require you to sell your previous home, but merely that you no longer claim it anywhere as your permanent residence. If you are applying for a new Homestead Exemption AND you held a Homestead Exemption on a previous property within the last 2 tax-years anywhere in Florida (not two years from the date you sell, or no longer reside on the property), you should also submit a Portability application with your Homestead application. Note: a Portability application transfers any tax savings you have earned,

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but it does NOT transfer your Homestead Exemption from one property to another. You MUST first apply for a Homestead Exemption in order to be eligible for Portability. Go to www.bcpa.net to begin the online Homestead application process and you will automatically be prompted to print and complete a Portability application if your application information indicates you held an eligible Homestead exemption on a previous Florida property. You can also apply at one of our community outreach events listed under the “outreach calendar” on our homepage at www.bcpa. net or at our office located at 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111 in Fort Lauderdale. If you have any questions regarding filing for Homestead, Portability or other exemptions, please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 954.357.6830 or visit our website at www. bcpa.net. We are happy to assist you. Sincerely, Lori Parrish, CFA If you have a question for Lori, please email her at lori@ bcpa.net or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

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From the Commissioner

By RICHARD ROSENZWEIG, Commissioner District 3

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ello my friends and neighbors. I want to welcome everyone back from a hopefully enjoyable and safe summer. Although summer time is usually an opportunity to take time off, I want to assure everyone that the Commission and City staff has been working diligently over the last couple of months on a variety of projects. We have been hard at work with budget workshops, Sullivan Park redevelopment plans, discussions on the beach parking sticker program and the Code Red Emergency preparedness alert systems. All of these projects are meant to improve services to the public and enrich your quality of life. October marks the begin-

City is proud to once again host this event, which raises money for The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. On Sunday, October 13 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Deerfield Beach Green Market will start back up at the Cove Shopping Center. The market will be

open every Sunday providing us with fresh produce, baked goods, and crafts from local farmers, chefs, and artists. We also have some exciting Halloween events for our families and friends who are in the mood to get spooked. Our annual Halloween Hoe-Down at the Villages of Hillsboro Park will take place Thursday, October 24 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Halloween Festivities will continue at Westside Park Friday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. I want to always encourage our residents to participate in the activities our city team works so hard to provide. We believe these events bring all of our districts together and help strengthen our community as a whole. Whether you

come out to our green market for homemade pastries or dress up with the family for a costume contest at the Halloween Hoe-Down, we are confident they make for a better living experience. That is after all, our goal. As always, if you would like to share an idea or concern, please contact me through the City Manager’s office at 954-480-4263, or via email at web.commission@ Deerfield-Beach.com. I also want to remind residents that they can continue to stay informed with the most upto-date happenings in District 3 by subscribing online for District 3 News email alerts. Register at www.DeerfieldBeach.com/esubscriptions and begin receiving these updates.

association meetings to annual celebrations - to discuss important educational and crime prevention information offered by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. They also provide information about free services and community

involvement opportunities available to all Broward County residents - such as the Citizens Academy, child car seat inspections, the vacation home watch program, Operation Medicine Cabinet and Shred-A-Thon programs. Public safety requires involvement from the community, and the efforts of the Community Outreach team are ensuring that we are keeping the lines of communication open. Public awareness of BSO’s initiatives can help build a foundation of trust and support; likewise, BSO’s awareness of community concerns will help strengthen relationships and build a

culture of positive growth. I want every member of our community to know that they have my attention, my ear and my respect. For more information about the Department of Community Outreach or services offered by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, please visit www. sheriff.org. To stay up-todate about BSO events, crime trends and safety tips, sign up for Sheriff Israel’s e-Alerts at www.sheriff.org/e-alert or join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff’s Office (official) or follow us on Twitter @browardsheriff.

Sheriff ’s Report

By SHERIFF SCOTT J. ISRAEL

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ning of a new fiscal year and my fellow commissioners and I have recently approved the new budget. Though some of the decisions have been difficult ones, the Deerfield Beach Commission is confident with the formula that our City Manager and Administrative staff have provided. We are all hopeful and determined to take the City of Deerfield Beach into a season of balance and prosperity, but we need your patience, cooperation and positive attitude. This month also kicks off a season rich with recreational activities for all of our residents. The 17th Annual Dunn’s Run Event will take place on Sunday, October 6 at the Main Beach Parking Lot. The

uilding a Stronger Community The Broward Sheriff’s Office is committed to public safety and enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Broward County. For the most part, people interact with law enforcement when they are in need of immediate help. While emergency response is an important part of the job, community involvement, partnerships and collaboration efforts are important as well. Broward County is diverse - with people from many races, religions and cultures - and all those voices deserve to be heard. One of the main focuses of my administration is building a stronger partnership with all of our communities, and I feel this can only be accomplished by recognizing, valuing and respecting our differences and shared concerns. With that in mind, I have assembled a Community Outreach team to help bridge the gap between our enforcement perspective to public safety and the needs of the community. I know Broward County residents have concerns and suggestions to help improve the quality of their neighborhoods, and I want to hear them. The Community Outreach team is a crucial part of the two-way street of communication that can enhance public safety. The unit is comprised of sworn law enforcement deputies and civilians who are diverse in backgrounds and skills and provide valuable crime prevention infor-

mation to our residents in their native language. Serving as a liaison between the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the community, one of their main goals is to acquire valuable feedback and suggestions that can strengthen our relationships with the community and enhance the public’s trust in law enforcement. Utilizing a proactive approach, this group is connecting with residents one-on-one by providing the attention deputies sometimes cannot offer because they are responding to their next call. Every day, members of the team attend various events - from homeowners’

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OCTOBER 2013

Sounding Board

The Art of Fall By SHELLY BASKIN

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here are you from? New York? New Jersey? Philly? Chicago? Pennsylvania? Connecticut? Brooklyn? Bayonne? Long Island? Queens? We all came from somewhere. None of us were born here, not one of us was here in our youth. But, we all ended up here in Florida in Century Village. Some came in the early days—30 years ago—like my in-laws. They researched all the Villages, per Red Buttons. “Come on down,” he said. “See what we have to offer.” They came, they looked, and they liked. The next generation is now arriving and blending in well with the originals. That’s the beauty, that’s the fine feeling; that’s what makes Century Village what it is, can and should be. However, by entering these gates, we all left behind memories. Many have been back to their original origins many times, others, fewer times, but we all have memories of the “old days” and the old places. The seasons are magical. They change greatly up north. Not as much here. A great deal has been written about the changing seasons—poetry, essays, stories. Even music has been penned, for

example, The Seasons by Vivaldi. The four pieces are as varied as the changing seasons—winter, spring, summer and fall. What a miracle of nature! What a wonderful breakup of the year these seasons are! But, this is only in the north in the “old days,” and only in our memories. Remember the fall? How welcome, how cool, and how different. The high holidays, the dressing up and the dances. Back to school shopping, then, back to school. The backpack and the book covers made from paper bags. The first days of school, the last days of summer warmth. The closing of Nathans for the season. The boardwalk, Halloween and Columbus Day. PTA meetings, teacher meetings, club meetings, parent meetings, car pool meetings, scout meetings, board meetings, team meetings, and business meetings. The Cross Bronx, cross country, cross town. Alternate side parking. Merrit Parkway, West Side Highway, Washington Bridge at 50 cents. Verrazano Bridge, Triborough Bridge, Whitestone Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, LaGuardia and Idlewild. The tunnel to Brooklyn and the one to Queens. The Lincoln and the HollandTunnels, Route 46. Route 17. Alexanders on 64

Drive. The mural in Paramus. The Palisades. The Jersey Turnpike. Brooklyn Navy Yard. Fort Dix. The trips to and through and across these structures. Subways and trolleys. Tokens. Spring forward, fall back. Captain Video, Captain Kangaroo, Captain Ahab, Captain Queeg, Captains Courageous. Captain Kirk, General Ike, General Pershing, General Patton, General MacArthur, General MacAuliffe. General stores and candy stores. The round TVs, the matrons and the movies. We were younger then. In our Village, fall means the pools, Clubhouse, theater, shows, movies, and the nice weather. Also, the variety of wildlife, the walkways, the closeness to all shopping. The new friends and older friends, the buses, the early bird dinners and the coupons for breakfast and lunch. And the gym and clubs, libraries and card games, and bocce, petanque, volleyball, horseshoes and dances. What else is there? What else can there be? Memories are in the mind—even as photos fade. What are your memories? These are mine. Hopefully, some of mine connect with some of yours. But, whatever you remember from the past, there are always new memories to be made. The future starts here and now.

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J.D. Salinger: Still a Very Big Deal? By SHIRLEY RAVICH

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was a teenager in the 1950s. Scratch that. There were no teenagers in the 1950s, only overgrown children training to be miniadults. Maybe that’s why J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, first published in 1951, was such a thunderbolt. It took a while to catch on, but soon English teachers were reading Salinger short stories like A Perfect Day for Banana Fish and hinting that there was a Salinger novel we might want to discover. These were hushhush times (the mid to late 50s,) but there was one teacher at my husband’s and my high school who was actually reading sections of Catcher to his enthralled students. At the time, I was reading old classics like Zola’s Nana that happened to be around the house and current novels like Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny that my father had read and then passed

on to me. Once I read Nine Short Stories and then Catcher, there was no turning back. I was a full-fledged J.D. Salinger devotee, even trying to uncover early short stories in magazines at the library. That devotion continued at college in the form of extreme imitation. Not only was I constantly reading and rereading Salinger, I was, “if you really want to hear about it,” incorporating key phrases into my own vocabulary and writing. This reached a peak when I called a column I was writing for the college newspaper, Very Big Deal. (Note: All quoted material in this article is often-used expressions from Catcher.) Once I graduated college and became a real adult, I stopped reading and imitating Salinger. This was the 60s and teenagers were about to make an entrance. I deliberately did not reread Catcher in all the years since (about 50), wanting to preserve my

In Loving Memory A Tribute to Murray Katz

By STAN BERMAN (Murray’s close friend of 20 years) Murray passed away September 2013 at the age of 95. He was a resident of Oakridge A for many years. Murray was a Goodwill Ambassador, entertainer (vocalist, stand-up comic and humorist). He was a real friend to all who were fortunate to know him. He was the producer and host of the Nostalgia Club and was involved in a multitude of other activities which brought pleasure to so many Century Village residents. Murray demonstrated a true love of life, living it to the fullest and was the ultimate giver of good deeds and smiles. A frown was

original fascination; but all that changed when my book group decided to revisit Catcher in the Rye. The promotion to lure people to the meeting read: “Rediscover J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye during banned books week.” Yes, Catcher was and is still banned in some circles. “If you want to know the truth,” I was afraid to reread this book since it was such “a very big deal and all” for me during the 50s which were a grim time for would be literary rebels. I had also noticed that Catcher appears on some of the 100 best short books list. “That just about killed me. It really did.” So I decided to give “old” Salinger a reread. I read the book in one sitting and was frankly shocked by how dated the once, sparkling original material seemed. “If you want to know the truth,” I didn’t like thinking about how obsessed I had been with J.D. Salin-

ger. “I mean” why wasn’t I obsessed with Emile Zola or Herman Wouk? To make matters worse, since Salinger’s death, a lot of unsavory information has been revealed in a recently released book called Salinger. There’s even a tell-all movie coming out. “Very big deal!” There’s supposed to be five books hidden in a vault that Salinger didn’t want released until his death. “If you want to know the truth,” this is what I think and have actually thought for a long time. I don’t think these books are going to be that great, if in fact they exist. This thought first occurred to me when I was a young, devoted fan, even though “it killed me to think that. It really did.” I’m not so sure these books, if they do exist, should be published. I had started to notice during my early research into other Salinger fiction that some of it, which had appeared in magazines,

was disappointing by Catcher or Banana Fish standards. Now I’m sorry that I reread Catcher because “if you really want to hear about it,” I don’t think it should be on the 100 best books list. “I really don’t.” Because of people like me over the years, Catcher has become, do I dare say it, a cliché. The other problem I have with it is political correctness. How could I idolize a writer who seems, by today’s standards, sexist? And this brings me to my biggest problem. In light of all the recent publicity, “old” J.D. seems like a “phoney.” He really does. I mean it would be okay if all his writing wasn’t about the horrors of being phoney. But it is. Well, maybe we’re all phoneys in one way or another. The big question now is: am I going to read the biography? Am I going to see the Salinger movie? “If you really want to know,” I don’t know. It was traumatic enough just rereading Catcher.

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ave you ever sat on your back porch,

your patio or your lanai and just observed the beauty of this wonderful earth and all its beauty?   Probably not, especially in this time of our life on this earth today.  With all the turmoil, disasters and “limited wars” that are hapunknown to him. So on earth, “everyone knew him and everyone loved him.” Now, as his new residence surely is heaven, “everyone will know him and love him” there. Murray, we thank you for making the world a much better place!!

pening all around us, every once in a while, I sit on my back porch and just look out the rear window.  I observe what’s going on. Sometimes, nothing is going on, at least that I can see.  But one morning I noticed there was a mist hanging over the lake that created a special mood. It was a quiet, calming feeling. The water was smooth as glass, the mist just hung there, there was no wind and it put me in a slight dreamlike state of mind. I went back some seventy years in time and thought about the days living in Brooklyn to the time just before WWII and then post WWII. What good times we had with friends galore and never an argument. We played

Sunset from the rear window punchball on the streets with virtually no cars to worry about.  (Punchball was played with five players based on the same layout as baseball.  Home plate, first base, second base, two short stops, third base and one outfielder.) Especially on a Sunday morning, we would play punchball against a team from another street.  The police even blocked the street for us so we wouldn’t be bothered with a car interrupting the game.  Everybody came out to watch. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in Brooklyn. That’s the way my mind drifted back to those “good old days.” When the sun finally came up, the mist was gone and everything looked sharp,

bright and colorful.  I was wide awake now and thought what a wonderful place to be able to live.  Everything was available to us, including this view from my rear window. After dinner that same night, I was back in my “dream” chair and again, just looking out at the scenery as dusk started to become night, when I heard the sound of an engine, which I recognized as coming from the Good Year Blimp.  I opened the back door, took my trusty camera and took a shot of the Blimp as it passed over the southwest corner of Century Village. I thought to myself: what a wonderful way to end another beautiful day here in paradise in the Village.


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Kindness Still Alive She’s Fascinating By RUTH COSNER

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ould you believe this? It did happen. Several months ago in December of 2012, a friend and I went to our favorite Asian restaurant for dinner. She dropped me off and went to park her car. The waitress escorted me to a booth while I was struggling to remove my jacket – the zipper was stuck. There was a table nearby with two men. I humbly ap-

proached them to help me remove my jacket. One of the men, all I remember was his blue shirt, did the deed. I thanked him – did not give it another thought. After we finished our dinner, I asked the waitress for our check. She told me the man with the blue shirt at the next table, paid our check. I was stunned. Why would a perfect stranger pay our check? Since the waitress told me he comes in every

week, I decided to write him a thank you note along with my phone number. I asked the waitress to give it to him. Within two weeks I received a call from the man in the blue shirt. He said it was his pleasure to foot our bill since he had done well at the casino and felt generous in doing his kind deed for the day. Perhaps there aren’t very many people like him but, optimism still stays with me.

In Disney, We Trust By SHIRLEY RAVICH

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y younger brother, Fred, and I were Disney kids of the 50s. If anything upsetting happened, such as a failed test or friendship, a soothing trip to Disneyland was all we needed. Our mantra was: “In Disney, we trust.” Surprisingly, many years later, neither one of us had been to Disney World. But now that I was happily retired in South Florida, a visit (just the two of us—no spouses, children or grandchildren) was inevitable. Could we recapture the old magic? We began our holiday at Epcot, a sort of trumped up Tomorrow Land, Fred observed. He kept looking for the rides of our youth but was surrounded by foreign pavilions and restaurants. Finally, we made our way through throngs of people, stopping twice for bottles of water, towards the giant golf ball. None of the attractions looked familiar and long lines discouraged us. “Remember the rocket ship to the moon,” Fred reminisced. “That was our favorite ride. You really felt like you were landing on the moon.” Sidestepping a horde of park visitors, I wiped a fresh layer of perspiration off my forehead. “It’s got to be here somewhere.” Just then I spotted a sign announcing a Mission to Mars. “That must be it,” I told Fred. “The other ride was a moon launch,” Fred persisted. “Moon? Mars? What’s the difference? We’ll sit down and have a nice, relaxing ride through space.” Just then I noticed the sign predicting the waiting time. “That can’t be right. They can’t mean two and a half hours. We never had to wait in the old days.” Disbelieving, we entered the long, serpentine line. “We have to start somewhere,” I

told him. To our surprise, the line was actually moving until we reached the point where a decision must be made. Mission to Mars was subdivided into three levels of difficulty— calm, average and extreme. We were puzzled. “All Disney rides are calm,” Fred pointed out. “I mean, they don’t have any upside down roller coasters. Let’s take the extreme. How bad could it be?” I had no choice but to follow Fred’s lead, but I wasn’t worried. After all, Mission to Mars was only simulating flight conditions. It wasn’t a real flight. “No turning back now!” Fred joked as our lively pace slowed to a crawl and then stopped altogether. “What’s going on? Why aren’t we moving?” A teenage girl, standing behind us, had the answer. “Somebody must have barfed. They had to stop and clean it up.” “Not at Disney World,” I told her. The girl snickered and was silent. Fred was busy reading the new warning signs. “What’s this all about?” he asked. “Don’t worry. We’re healthy seniors. These are just standard warnings. How bad could it be?” Fred was checking the line. “Do you think we’re the oldest people here?” “If it was unsafe for older people, they’d move us to another line.” It was time for our mantra. “In Disney, we trust,” we said in unison. Two hours later we were finally at the spaceship’s entrance. This time, warnings were made over the loudspeaker. “We can still back out,” Fred suggested. “Want to?” “In Disney, we trust,” I repeated. Minutes later, we were installed in the spaceship and instructed to pull a straight

jacket steel type bar in front of us. “I don’t remember the moon launch being like this,” Fred whispered. “Relax. You’re on your way to Mars. Nothing bad can happen to us.” After that, the mission to mars was underway. I felt myself jolted back by an invisible force field. I would have screamed except I couldn’t catch my breath. It seemed that we would be crushed to death before reaching Mars. A virtual reality screen came to life as we catapulted through space with giant boulders rushing towards us. I tried to reassure Fred, but I had started to perspire and felt a wave of nausea. Is this what a heart attack feels like, I wondered, willing myself not to throw up. I braced myself for a series of sharp turns before the space ship crashed into Mars. I gasped for air. Was my face numb? Maybe I was having a stroke. A pounding headache confirmed this theory. Was Fred all right? Or had he passed out beside me? “Mission to Mars successful,” the drone like voice announced. Mercifully, the steel harness was released and I got shakily to my feet. I was still alive. So was Fred. So were the other youthful riders. Without speaking, we exited the ride. I was already searching my bag for Tums and aspirin. “Let’s sit down.” I suggested. We perched on a concrete ledge while I sprinkled half a bottle of water over my head. I looked at Fred. He was rubbing his forehead and groaning in subdued tones. It was not time for the mantra. “Extreme Disney,” he croaked. “What were they thinking? They should warn people about that ride.” “They did.” Fred looked at me with a sad expression. “In Disney, we no longer trust,” he said.

By HELENE WAYNE

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recently had the pleasure of meeting a most interesting lady. She is 60ish and still working as a self-employed agent for the government when they need her for translations. She has been on-call with them for many years and is frequently sent overseas for one thing or another. She was married to a man whose job took him to places like Paris and Africa and after many years of living in these places, she became fluent in their languages. As we talked, the television set was on in the background showing a program about skydivers. She told me of her one experience doing that too. Her explanation of the feeling as she did ‘free fell’ was really breathtaking. Yes, she did do it hooked onto an experienced skydiver. She now travels all over the world for a United States government agency. She won’t reveal who or what is said in these transactions, since it is

all confidential. She recently was sent to Africa, and told me about a tribe that resides there, and brought back a 15 page description of how they lived. She also brought me a little leather had-tooled box made by them. They are called ‘Taureg,’ a Berber nomadic pastoralist people. The information said that they are the principle inhabitants of the Sahara interior of North Africa. Their total population is 5.2 million. Isn’t it amazing that most of us have never even heard of them? I did read about them and frankly, couldn’t believe that I never knew that they existed. This gal really whet my appetite for more information on the natives of a continent like Africa. How did I get this old and never in all these years of life heard about a tribe of over five million people being there? As you can tell, just talking to her about her travels for Uncle Sam is really a world full of fascination.

A Hug From a Stranger

By EDITH SELIG

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ime seems to fly except when you are in a Doctor’s Waiting Room. Having been told by my Dermatologist that I would have to spend all day while he removed and tested a growth from my forehead, I came prepared with a sandwich and book. The Waiting Room already had several people seated when I arrived. After about 40 minutes I was called in for the first part of the surgery, then back to the Waiting Room. Looking around, I noticed that I was the only one by myself. Since I was a recent widow, being alone was something I had to get used to. I didn’t want to impose on a friend to accompany me and waste the day. Three hours later, I decided to go into the inner Waiting Room where I could get a cup of coffee and eat my sandwich, albeit I had no appetite. Again I sat and waited until it was my turn to go for an additional examination.

It was now three o’clock. I had been there almost eight hours. There was only one other couple left. By now there was a lump in my throat and I burst out crying. How embarrassed I felt. I wanted to run out of the room. The woman approached me and enveloped me with a hug. She asked me my name and when I told her it was Edith, she said it was also her name. What a coincidence. I told her I recently lost my husband and I felt so alone. She took me over to her husband who gently took my hands in his and spoke to me in a way I will always remember. What he said seem to comfort me. His wife told me her husband was a minister and obviously knew how to handle my situation. By the time I was called in to see the Doctor for the last time, I felt relieved. Two strangers with a hug and kind words helped me get through an excruciating day.


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Too Young To Retire, but Sunday – Sunday These Deals Can’t Wait T By HELENE WAYNE

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was recently sent an article that appeared in the New York Times on March 10, 2013, “Too Young To Retire, but These Deals Can’t Wait.” I feel that Century Village was depicted incorrectly for the most part! I am a retired New York City teacher and have been living in Century Village, Deerfield Beach, Florida for the past five years with my husband. When I brought my husband here to visit my parents over 31 years ago, he said, “I could never live there.” Well, here we are and we love it! After a lifetime of living in New York and raising our beautiful daughter in New York’s suburbs on Long Island, we can honestly say we are happy. We do not miss our huge bills of Nassau County, nor the noise, congestion and daily drive on the Belt Parkway for over an hour each way to get to work. Living here, I find that this is a community in transition. However, this article leads one to believe that it is a community of the elderly.

As a baby boomer, we have made many friends here. We are busy all the time. We live five minutes from the beautiful Deerfield Beach, we have casinos just five minutes away from us, amazing entertainment with spectacular shows at affordable prices. Our Clubhouse has free movies all week, wonderful workshops and clubs for everyone’s interest. There is an amazing gym and a variety of physical activities. We have volleyball, tennis, pickle ball, shuffleboard, ping pong, a huge pool room and more! Oh, and did I mention that we have beautiful swimming pools for everyone to enjoy! Also, there is an indoor pool and spa area. Our Clubhouse is beautiful and has dances every Saturday night. We have wonderful malls and shopping nearby without driving on a highway. Yes, it is quiet here at night and that’s because our days of activities are full. However, we have wonderful social lives at night and go out to restaurants, dancing or simply drive down fantastic A1A. Life is good here! This article made our Vil-

lage sound inexpensive. We spent over $100,000 remodeling our condo and have a peaceful water view. So, the $3,000 mentioned is unrealistic. Thousands of dollars would have to go into it to make it a livable place! Yes, the price of real estate is going up and rightfully so. Our condo affords us to travel. Port Everglades is a short distance away to take us on fabulous cruises. Consequently, we can enjoy our lives, take care of our responsibilities and live very comfortably. It was also mentioned that “baby boomers” would not follow their parents since they didn’t want to follow them to the Catskill Mountains. Some of my best memories are from the summers I spent in the Catskills. The reason the Catskills died out was because it did not keep up with the times. When gambling wasn’t allowed there, people started to look for other places to go. Anyone who remembers their days in the Catskills will tell you the same thing… they loved it there. And, now this baby boomer says, “I love Century Village!”

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he best day of the week was Sunday, as Pop’s store was closed and he was ours for the whole day. In those times the cars were really large. Our immediate household consisted of five people—pop, mom, grandma, my brother and me. Many times we picked up Uncle Leo and Aunt Leah who would spend the day with us. As we had a seven passenger car there was no problem accommodating all of us. Some of the places that we would go to will nudge many New Yorker’s memories. Some Sundays we would drive to Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. We liked to watch the fishing boats come in and it was really an experience watching the fishermen bone their catch. They made it look so easy, and we knew on the few occasions that Pop went fishing, he sure didn’t do it like they did. At dinner time we headed for Lundy’s, where there was always a huge crowd. If it was early enough we would ride over to Coney Island,

walk the boardwalk and go on some rides. Another choice for our outing was Battery Park at the tip of Manhattan Island. Those were the days when the aquarium was still there. After admiring the many categories of fish and ocean life, we would stand on the dock and admire Miss Liberty and watch the boats coming into New York Harbor. Probably the trip that was the most fun was when we headed north from the Bronx where we lived. We’d ride up past the Kensico Reservoir to Armonk. We always stopped for lunch at a roadside restaurant that had THE most delicious hot dogs. They split them down the middle and grilled them over charcoal. After that, we continued on past the town and drove to a small airport that had an air show every Sunday. It was all little planes with daredevil pilots that did death defying dives and circles. That was really thrilling for us kids. Sundays will always have fond memories of all of those days with my family.


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Phyllis’ kitchen By PHYLLIS PISTOLIS

Caesar Shrimp & Pasta 3 cups bow pasta 3 cups fresh broccoli florets 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp, medium size and cooked ½ cup reduced fat creamy salad dressing ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to directions. Add the broccoli during the last 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the shrimp in 2 tbsp. dressing over medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes to heat through. Drain pasta mixture to a large bowl; add shrimp, cheese and remaining dressing. Toss to coat and serve. Makes 4 servings. Jello Pie 1 graham cracker crust 1 box fat-free jello (raspberry or strawberry) 2 cups boiling water Pkg. frozen raspberries or mixed frozen fruit Cool Whip Whisk the jello and boiled water. Pour into pie crust. Add frozen fruit. Refrigerate until cool and add Cool Whip. YUMMY Thank you Bernie for sharing this recipe with us at the pool.

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Tilford R Beautifully Renovated, Open Kitchen Harwood I 1st Fl. Corner, Very Clean Unit, Newer Water Heater Markham A Remodeled, New Kitchen & Baths, Laminate Floors Oakridge K Newer Appliances, Some Updates, Rental Bldg. Lyndhurst M Spotless, Gr. Fl. Unit, Encl. Patio PENDING Oakridge G Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Fantastic Water View Durham H All Tile, Unfurnished, Screen Patio With Garden View Durham X Corner Unit, Unfurnished, Tub Removed-Stall Shower Prescott D Corner Unit, Newer A/C & Water Heater SOLD Markham I 2nd Fl. Unit With Lift, Fully Furnished SOLD Ventnor K Near Pool & Tennis Courts, Lovely Garden View Farnham D 2nd Fl. Unit, Unfurnished, Priced Well, Near Shopping

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Westbury H Beautiful, Spotless, Nicely Decorated, Furnished Berkshire A Very Clean, Nicely Painted, Tiled Floors, Garden View Harwood D Nicely Furnished, Lots Of Improvements Harwood F Immaculate 2nd Fl. Unit, Fantastic Water View, Enc. Patio Swansea A Fully Furnished, Newer Walk In Shower, Encl. Pation Westbury F Water View!!! Fully Furnished, Updated Kitchen Newport H Water View, Totally Remodeled, 1st Fl. Unit PENDING Harwood E Beautiful Condo, Lovely Water View, Encl. Patio Westbury H 2nd Fl. Condo, Wonderful Water View, Encl. Patio Newport Q Gr. Floor, Fully Remodeled Unit PENDING Islewood D Fully Furnished, 3rd Floor Unit, Very Clean PENDING

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Islewood D Prime Location, Steps To Pool, Amazing Water View Newport S Water View! Enclosed Patio, White Appliances Harwood D Gr. Floor Fixer Upper, Encl. Patio, All Flooring Removed

2 Bedroom/ 1.5 Baths Garden Units

Markham G Completely Renovated Corner Unit With Lift, Newer Doors Markham O Totally Renovated Unit, Updated Kitchen, New Appliances Ellesmere A Great Location, All Tile Floors, Tub Replaced With Shower

Featured Properties Keswick C $119,000 Corner Unit, One Of A Kind Renovation, Open Custom Kitchen, 22” Porcelain Tile, Stainless Steel Appliances, Wall Mounted Convection Oven, Solid Cooktop Stove, Built In Microwave, Steps To Clubhouse

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Markham J Corner Gr. Fl. Tiled, Encl. Patio, Newer Kitchen SOLD Tilford V 2nd Floor Corner Unit, All Tile, Tub Removed-Shower Stall Islewood D Ground Floor, Fantastic Water View, Furnished PENDING Grantham E 3rd Floor Unit, Steps To The Pool, Screened Patio PENDING Newport H Nature Preserve & Canal View Seller Wants Quick Sale Markham B Great Water View, 1st Floor Unit, New Walk In Shower Markham Q Renovated Condo, New Kitchen & Baths, Steps To Pool Westbury K Kitchen & Master Bath Updated, Patio With Storage Closet Farnham F Nice & Clean, Newly Painted, Newer A/C, A Must See Durham N Bright Corner Unit Fully Furnished, Ready To Move In Lyndhurst A Corner Unit, Water View, Enclosed Florida Room Upminster L Corner Unit, Lift Installed, Light & Bright, Walk To Pool Upminster L Corner Unit Building Has Lift, Light & Bright Durham K Rentable Building, Tile Throughout, Furnished, Near Pool Newport O Gr. Fl. Corner Unit, Fully Furnished, Rental Bldg. PENDING Upminster E Corner Unit, Fresh Paint, Lift Installed, White Appliances Farnham M Sunny, Comfortable Condo, New A/C Installed Jan. 2013 Prescott D Unfurnished, Some Updates, Enclosed Patio PENDING Oakridge P 2nd Floor Unit With Enclosed Patio PENDING Farnham B Clean & Cared For Unit, Across From Pool

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2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Highrise Continued

Richmond F Great Location, Encl Patio, Green Space & Canal View Richmond C Updated Kitchen With Glass Top Stove, Screen Patio Lyndhurst N Fully Tiled, Walk To Clubhouse, Pool, Tennis, Encl. Patio Richmond E 2nd Fl. Unit, All Tiled, Nicely Decorated, Fully Furnished Richmond A Location, 2nd Fl., Corner Unit, Encl. Patio PENDING Ventnor P Unfurnished,Neat & Clean,Tiles Thruout Except Patio PENDING Richmond F Great Location,New A/C,Beautiful Water View Lyndhurst I Steps To Pool, Encl. Patio, Updated Kitchen SOLD Keswick C 1st Fl. Unit Enclosed Florida Room PENDING Oakridge D Newer Appls, Carpet Throughout, Nature Preserve View Ventnor G 2nd Fl. Screened Patio With Roll Ups With Open Space View Farnham O Beautiful Water View, Updated Kitchen PENDING Ventnor G Gr. Fl. Garden View, Park Steps To Your Door, Furnished Ventnor G Renovate This Unit To Your Taste, Laminate Flooring Thruout

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Two June Hispanic Club Events of the Celebrations United Order O of True Sisters Text By SEDORA VILLA, Photo By HARVEY LUBIN

Text by MARILYN ASNER Photos by SUSAN DOVE

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t the beginning of June, the United Order of True Sisters’ President Marilyn Asner, Second Vice President, Susan Dove and Membership Chairperson, Betty Swinkin presented a check for $1,000 to Linda Watson, Oncology Social Worker and Brian McAuley, Regional Manager of

n Sunday, August 11, the Hispanic Club met to celebrate the birthdays of our July and August members. After the usual singing of Happy Birthday and bringing the members up-to-date, we sat down to a nice luncheon. The luncheon was provided by some of the membership. It was a pleasant Sunday among friends. We are currently working on getting the Hispanic Club section of the International Library ready and will

open in late October. The Hispanic Club will have Spanish books, movies and cassettes, as well as English books and books in other languages. If you would like to donate books in any language or volunteer some time, please call Jane at 954-421-5584, Ana at 954-427-6033 or Sedora at 954-4209643. You don’t need to be a member to borrow books or volunteer your time. We will distribute announcement flyers soon.

L - R Marilyn Asner, Linda Watson, Susan Dove, Betty Swinkin and Brian McAuley.

L - R Sherril Bennett First Vice President, Marilyn Asner, President and Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson. Seated: Betty Peyser, Past National President.

Cancer Service at North Broward Hospital. The donation will help patients undergoing chemotherapy. On June 25, the United Order of True Sisters had a midyear luncheon sponsored by Bankers Life. One hundred and nineteen members and their guests attended. Entertainment was also provided and a good time was had by all.

Two Prescott M Celebrations

L/R: Sedora, Joan, Ino, Daisy, Jeanette, Luz, Jane, Maria, George and Estela. Sitting holding the cake, Carmen.

Text and Photos by JANE ABREW

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n March 17, 2013 Prescott M celebrated our first BBQ with dancing and guitar playing by Rolane. We had a great time getting to know our neighbors. Our president and the Board keep the building clean and up to date. On July 4, 2013 we celebrated the Fourth of July with a picnic. Everyone seems to be like family. The president and the board members help us many times with issues and emergencies that come up. Prescott M is a great building to live in.

March 17, L – R Frances, Lisa, Filomena, Karol, Lucy.

July 4, L – R Ester, Lucy, Filomena, Vivian.


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Two June Events of the United Order of True Sisters.............. 1-B Hispanic Club Celebrations..................................................... 1-B Two Prescott M Celebrations................................................... 1-B Announcement Board.............................................................. 3-B Chamomile............................................................................... 7-B Helpful Health Hints............................................................... 7-B Club Meeting Corner............................................................... 8-B CLUB CONTACTS – 2013................................................... 8-B Two Skeletons.......................................................................... 12-B Do It NOW............................................................................. 12-B CVE Library: A Little History............................................... 13-B Great Things Are Happening................................................... 13-B Confessions of a Car Nut ....................................................... 15-B Introducing United Order of True Sisters Chapter 65............. 15-B Punography.............................................................................. 16-B JUMBLE.................................................................................. 25-B SUDOKU................................................................................ 25-B CRYPTOGRAM.................................................................... 25-B Cooke’s Look at Books............................................................. 26-B CVE Clubhouse Library News................................................ 27-B The Puzzler............................................................................... 27-B Poetry & Prose......................................................................... 28-B CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild............................................ 30-B 2013 Area Chair and Vice Chair.............................................. 31-B Movie Review October............................................................. 32-B Classifieds................................................................................. 33-B Revelations of a CVE Classroom Instructor............................ 33-B Century Village Theater Schedule............................................ 34-B Theater Seating Chart.............................................................. 36-B Transportation Schedule........................................................... 38-B

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JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST

DINNER ON THE TOWN BUS TRIP THIS MONTH WE WILL BE GOING TO

THE SHOPS OF BOCA DEL MAR LET US BE THE DESIGNATED DRIVER WHILE YOU WINE AND DINE AT THE RESTAURANT OF YOUR CHOICE! Join your friends and neighbors on a Dinner Outing Thursday, October 17th Check-in for Bus is 4:15pm, Bus will leave Clubhouse PROMPTLY at 4:30pm Bus will leave Boca Del Mar Shops PROMPTLY at 7:30pm for a return to the Clubhouse by 7:45pm Transportation cost will be $5.00

Make your reservation at the Staff Office A few of the Restaurant choices are:

Zingers Deli Pei Wei Sweet Tomatoes Boston Market Nino’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria PICK YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT AND ENJOY THE MEAL OF YOUR CHOICE

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Classes Offered By CVE Clubhouse Contact the Staff Office for Registration Dates for the next class session To register please pick up a class flyer at the Staff Office; flyers are available one week before registration begins. (No prorating of class fee)

Beginners Bridge, step 1 & 2 Advance Bridge Stain Glass, Beg., Intermediate, Adv. Art for Beginners Oil & Multi-Media Body, Mind & Spirit Clay Pottery: Hand Building & Potters Wheel Joy of Digital Photography Charcoal & Pastels Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor & Ink Beg. & Conversational Spanish Wood Burning Ancient/Alternative Medicine International Movies Lapidary: Beginner & Intermediate Mixed Media Painting (2.5 hrs.) Relax & Mediate Magic Cards Super Brain Stand Up Comedy Improv Class Basic Watercolors Basic Jewelry Making

Clay Sculpture Learn Knitting Memoir Writing Square Dancing Abstract Art- All Media Floral Design Current Affairs Learn Quilting Investing Wisely Beginner & Conversational Italian American Film Comedy Drab to Fab Basic Yiddish E.S.O.L. Beginner & Intermediate Mah-Jongg (Beginner) Beginner Piano Step 1 & 2 High & Low Intermediate Piano Current Roundtable Japanese Bunka IPAD Classes (Beginners) Computer Classes Abstract Photography Einstein’s Ideas & Opinions

Please Note: All classes are subject to change: This is a sample of classes we offer; the class list is subject to additions and/or deletions. Contact the Staff Office for a complete class schedule.

Century Village FREE Blood Pressure Screening, Stroke Risk Assessment  Cholesterol & Glucose Screening (Full Lipid Profile = Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Triglycerides)  PSA Screening will be provided for men over the age of 50 BMI (Body Mass Index) will also be provided 

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If you have any questions, please call the Staff Office at 954-428-7095 Monday through Friday 9:30 – 5:00pm

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Athletic Schedule Century Village East October 7 thru November 4, 2013 Check with Staff Office for location of classes

8:00 9:00

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Low Impact

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

(Cristina)

(Cristina)

(Blanca)

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

Body Toning & Weights (Gale)

9:15

Body Toning & Weights (Cristina)

Relax with Yoga

10:35

Body Toning & Weights

Body Toning & Weights

(Cleide)

(Cleide)

Relax with Yoga

(Janet )

9:45

Saturday

9:15

(Janet )

Easy Stretch (Gale) Low Impact Aerobics

Easy Stretch

Easy Stretch

Pilates

(Cristina)

(Cleide)

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

(Cleide)

(Sandy)

(Cristina)

(Blanca)

(Cleide)

(Nancy)

Yoga Stretch

10:45

(Dotty)

12:00

Line Dance (Mitzy)

1:00

Senior Fitness &Weights (Gale)

Zumba (Fabio) Line/Folk Dance (Jerry-Gloria)

Zumba

Line Dance

Zumba

(Fabio)

(Mitzy)

(Fabio)

Senior Fitness &Weights

Senior Fitness &Weights

(Cristina)

(Cleide)

Chair Stretch

1:15

(Gale) Line/Folk Dance (Jerry-Gloria)

2:00

Balance (Gale)

Awareness Through Movements Feldenkrais

(Iris)

3:15

Awareness Through Movements

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

(Janet )

(Janet )

Feldenkrais

(Iris)

5:30

Zumba (Marina)

See Staff Office for Location 9:00

Pilates (Gale)

Aquatic Schedule All Levels 9:15 Outdoor

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

(Sandy)

(Gale)

(Blanca)

(Sandy)

(Viktoriya)

(Blanca)

12:00 Indoor

Arthritic Aquacise

Arthritic Aquacise

Arthritic Aquacise

(Viktoriya)

(Viktoriya)

(Viktoriya)

*Schedule is subject to change

The JBI Library and the Talking Book Library can provide free audio books and the Broward County Library, written books, for normal vision individuals. Come and join the Century Village East book discussion group open to all, which meets every second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Clubhouse in Music Room B. All low-vision participants will receive the same audio book prior to our meeting and others will receive guidance as to how to request the book from the public library. For information, please call 954-689-0207 or 954-360-9074.


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Chamomile By ELLEN KAMHI PHD, RN/ The Natural Nurse®

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hamomile is the most common herbal tea used worldwide and is the herb that the most people in the United States have tried. Chamomile soothes digestive complaints and helps infants with colic, as well as helping as a mild sedative that aids with a good night’s sleep. Chamomile has a long history of use in European herbology. In some countries it was customary to bow to chamomile flowers to pay homage to their healing, comforting powers. Chamomile comes from the Greek word, kamai meaning ,on the ground, and melon or apple. The Spanish call chamomile manzanilla or little ground apple, principally due to the odor of the plant which many believe resembles apples. The Eclectic Materia Medica, written by Dr. H.G. Felter in the early 1900’s, deems chamomile a diaphoretic (sweat inducing), a nerve sedative and a carminative (settles the stomach). Much of the re-

search on chamomile has been done on two distinct plants: English chamomile and German chamomile. Chamomile earned the name Matricaria, which means mother of the stomach, because it has a long reputation for helping digestive complaints. German chamomile accounts for the majority of the plants that are grown throughout the world and is said to be the more medicinal of the species. However, phytomedicine authorities like Dr. Rudolf Weiss of Germany believe that both the German and English varieties have medicinal properties. Modern scientific inquiry into the medicinal components of chamomile have revealed that its essential oils are rich in compounds called azulene, chamazulene, bisabolol and certain bioflavonoids. The azulene found in both the English and German species has been documented to have anti-inflammatory and anti-infective properties. Azu-

lene also acts as a restorative for the liver. Alpha-bisabolol has anti-ulcer and anti-inflammatory properties and is a mild, smooth muscle relaxant. Other compounds in chamomile aid in healing lacerations and abrasions of the skin and in soothing hemorrhoids. They also hasten new healthy tissue growth. Chamomile is a favorite ingredient in commercial hair rinses and cosmetic products. Medical researchers have been trying to decipher why infusions of chamomile have sedative effects. Many theories have been proposed, but thus far, none have been sat-

Helpful Health Hints By DR. NORMA LOCKER.

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bout Potassium Researchers found that low potassium may be as harmful as excess sodium when it comes to raising your risk of high blood pressure. Potassium is also critical to kidney and heart function. Other studies have shown that increasing your intake of this mineral could strengthen your bones as well as cut your risk of stroke. One study found that people with higher potassium levels had a higher percentage of lean muscle tissue than those with lower potassium levels. Potassiumrich fruits and vegetables may impede the muscle loss which occurs after age 50. The body appears to break down muscle to neutralize acid residues left by breads, cereals, meat and poultry. Fruits and vegetables may leave enough alkaline residues, (mostly potassium carbonate) to spare your muscles. Potassium can be depleted by diuretics, over-consumption of alcoholic beverages, diarrhea and a lack of mineral-rich fruits and vegetables. Some symptoms of potassium deficiency are fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle cramps and

isfactory. Chamomile can be grown easily in any backyard garden or it can be purchased in most health food stores. Chamomile is standardized to contain 1.2% apigenin and .5% essential oils. To make a tea out of the fresh or dried flowers one would use 1/2-1 tsp of herbs per cup of water. A strong tea soaked on a gauze can help hemorrhoids. For the standardized herb in capsules, the therapeutic dose would be 400 mg. three times per day between meals. A warm bottle of chamomile tea can bring relief and aid in relaxation and sleep for both the children and parents. It also passes through the breast milk, which makes chamomile an excellent choice for infantile colic. Chamomile is also used as a homeopathic medication, Chamomilia for a variety of pediatric ailments. Chamomile is in the aster family and

may cause an allergic reaction in people sensitive to ragweed pollen. Occasional skin rashes have also been associated with its use. However, since chamomile is such an extensively used herb, the incidence of problems is extremely small. So rely on the wisdom of Matricaria, Mother of the Stomach, and use chamomile as a wonderful beverage and medicinal plant in The Natural Medicine Chest. Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, The Natural Nurse®, can be heard on radio daily. She is the author of several books, including THE NATURAL MEDICINE CHEST. Dr. Kamhi has been involved in natural health care for over four decades. She answers consumer questions at www. naturesanswer.com, offers online Natural Health Certification Courses and private consultations. www.naturalnurse.com 800-829-0918.

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1868A W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 constipation. The recommendation: Eat more fruits and vegetables which are low in calories and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Foods rich in potassium are bananas, prunes, figs, seedless raisins, (very high in sugar,) apricots, avocados, acorn and other bright orange squashes, cantaloupe, spinach, beans, almonds and baked potato with skin, (in moderation,) and unsalted tomato sauce. All fruits contain some potassium. Do not take potassium supplements unless your blood levels are extremely low and your doctor specifically recommends it. Slow Breath Learning to relax and breathe more slowly may reduce the severity of an

asthmatic episode, most sufferers tense and panic when in the throes of an episode.  Scientists at Southern Methodist University explored the effects of combining breathing exercises with biofeedback on carbon dioxide levels in 120 asthma patients. Benjamin Kligler, M.D. explains that techniques derived from yoga breathing can calm you and possibly expand your chest and increase respiratory capacity. He also adds that any type of mind-body activity such as meditation or visualization can help you manage asthma by reducing stress. The same slow breathing method is also helpful for people who suffer from anxiety or panic attacks. At the onset of an episode begin by

telling yourself to relax and inhale and exhale deeply and slowly for a few moments until the sensation passes. This is why you should enroll in my class, Body/Mind

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Club Meeting Corner DEADLINE is the third Wednesday of every month preceding publication. EMAIL club announcements to cvereporter@hotmail.com.

CLUB CONTACTS – 2013

Time sensitive material: Please be sure the announcement contains only notices of meetings or events after the 15 of the month of issue. Postal mail: Please mail the club announcements or updates to: CVE Reporter, 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach, Fl, 33442 or call 954-421-5566.

A.M.I.T. Mon** Norma Cohen 954-675-2380 Wed** Paul Reindorf 954-481-2721 Amateur Radio Club Art Club Fri Barb Nathan Marcus 954-596-8812 Tue Jerry Saxon 954-428-9381 Astronomy Club Sched** Dave Polak 954-420-0096 B’nai Brith Bereavement Group Wed L. Durant, LCSW 954-777-5300x3401 Bible Study Group Thu Cora Woodman 954-421-2789 Billiard Club Daily Martin Feldman 954-419-9477 Tue Judy Nazaroff 954-421-2580 Bingo Bocce Ball Club Sched** Vincent Porto 954-574-9770 Bowling League Thu** Marvin Elias 561-487-2568 Thu Norm Mitchell 216-389-9222 Brooklyn Club C.U.N.Y. Tue Norma Searle 954-480-8938 Tue Patty Bender 908-477-7811 Camera Club Canadian Club Thu Louis Small 954-531-1022 Canadian NLJW Wed** Rhona Backler 954-574-0744 Card Players’ Clearinghouse Jean Crown 954-421-8121 Thu James O’Neill 954-571-7931 Catholic Club Fri Howard Elowis 954-571-7148 Century Poetry Club Chess Club Thu** Bruce Farr 760-490-2686 Computer Club Fri** Jules Kesselman 954-570-9470 Tue Jeff Chester 954-429-9285 Condo Docs (SOCO) Crafting Exchange Thu Sara Goldstein 954-421-1448 Sat** Phyllis Mansfield 814-571-2920 Drfld Progressive Forum Democrat Club Mon** Bernie Parness 954-415-5658 Drum Circle Club Fri Scott Senate 954-698-0999 Mon,Tue,Sat Carolyn Whiteman 954-501-2082 Duplicate Bridge Fishing Club Tue** Mel Nass 954-684-6881 Sched Jean Leduc 954-420-9649 French Alliance Wed** Stan Weinstein 954-422-5403 Guy Talk Harmonica Club Wed** Ruth Cousins 954-426-2028 Hispanic Club Sun** Jane Abreu 954-421-5584 Ital/Amer Club Mon Joe D’Ambrosio 954-421-3341 Thu Jacques Belair 954-312-9723 Jacque’s Band Jet Setters Mon Sandi Lehman 954-725-5895 Knitting Club Mon Florence Jacobson 954-698-9421 Tue Pearl Kasowitz 954-480-8958 Kosher Singles Club Lapidary Group Thu, Fri Walter Reich 954-421-6875 Let’s Talk About Books Thu Gladys Miller 954-421-9232 Line/Folk Dance Club Tue Jerry Newman 954-698-9240 Low Vision Group Tue Fran Massel 954-426-1077 Marie’s Cabaret Mon Marie Hertzler 954-725-1365 Natnl Jewish Women Wed Sylvia Katcher 954-421-8870 Nature Club Wed Janet Rothkopf 954-428-3025 Newbies Tue (Dec-Apr) R ebecca Karan 954-426-0469 Pickleball Club ** Bryan Olgin 818-371-7673 Ping Pong Club 7 Days Rudy Mozny 954-421-4299 Polymer Jewelry Club Wed Margaret Benzacar 954-794-8940 Practice Spanish Club Mon Mary Feldman 954-419-9477 Republican Club ** Gloria Wolff 561-368-5720 Rock & Roll Music Club Sun David Wein 954-725-8355 Senior Softball Club M-F** Paul Surrette 954-734-0880 Senior Support Group Thu Brenda LeVine 561-487-3879 Sewing Group Wed Rita Wyrgatsch 954-571-1645 Shuffleboard Club M-W-T** Shelia Guenard 954-482-9822 Singles 55 – Plus Beverly D’ Amico 954-612-1271 65 Social Club Sun Allen Minsky 954-574-0818 Snowbirds Club ** Marsha Inzelbuch 954-570-6791 Mon Felicia Prince 954-421-9817 Social Singles Stained Glass Club Wed, Sun Harry Liner 954-426-4853 Stamp & Coin Club Call** Rafael Vance 954-421-8579 String Group Wed Blanche Wienberg 954-426-4513 Stock Market Club Mon Janine Marks 954-482-0584 Symphony Guild Sched Bea Guccione 954-426-3540 Talking Book Club Tue Marilyn Ball 954-360-9074 Tennis Club Sched ** 3D Art Club Thu Penni Mallen 954-428-6159 U.O.T.S.(True Sisters) Tue Marilyn Asner 954-427-0461 Thu Ted Schneider 954-428-0578 Village Vagabonds Volleyball Club M-W-F** Joe Graf 516-435-6872 Women’s Volleyball Tue & Thu Karen Farr 954-654-4767 Workers United ** Bob Bender 954-531-1928 Yiddish Club Tue Sheila Sinenberg 954-427-9090 ** Not in Clubhouse

Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members, call Gloria Wolff at 561-368-5720. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. September to May. For information, call Norma at 954-428-2386 or 954-571-8673. AMIT Children, Golda Meir Chapter of Deerfield Beach For information, call Ruth Berkovils at 954-428-5788. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November through April) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our website at http://artclubofcve.site.voila.fr/. Artists and non-artists are welcome. For information, call Barbara Nathan Marcus, President (November through April), at 954-596-8812. Astronomy Club begins its meetings in November and meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in General Purpose Room E. For information, call Jerry at 954-4289381 or Norma at 954-480-8938. B’nai B’rith Unit #2995 for Men and Women All meetings will be held in the Activity Center and includes board and membership. For further information, contact Dave Polak at 954-420-0096. Bible Study Group meets every Thursday in the Clubhouse from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in General Purpose Room E. Study the old and new testaments. All are welcome. For further information, call Cora Woodman, 954-421-2789 or Marion Rosenthal, 561-865-1128. Billiards Ladies and Gentlemen, your tables are waiting. Come in and enjoy the great game of pool. If you are a beginner and require instructions, Martin Feldman will be glad to help. Contact him at 954-419-9477. Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca Bowl), Town Center Rd. and Military Trail. All are welcome. Come join us and have fun. For information, call President Marvin Elias at 561-487-2568 or 954-4156995. Shelia Guenard is Treasurer. Broward Council of Na’Amat USA (formerly Pioneer Women) meets the fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Na’Amat Council Office, 1721 N. State Road 7, Suite H in Margate. For information, call 954-327-0770.


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Canadian Club of CVE This club was founded in 1976 as a social club for snowbirds. Many interesting activities, e.g. excursions, theatre outings, entertainment and 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. Come and visit us in the alcove near the Party Room any Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. For additional information, check the website at www.canadianclubcve.com, Channel 99 or telephone Ala Gamulka at 954-482-0640. The Catholic Social Club will be active again this year. The meeting will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. in Room GPA at the Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. For more information you can contact Jim O’Neil at 954-571-7931 or Bob Mulligan at 954-428-8343. Century Camera Club meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Room GP-F in the Clubhouse. For information, call Patty Bender at 908-477-7811. Century Plaza Library Century Village residents average about 15,000 visits there each month. For more information, contact Marian Rosenzweig, 954-428-9197. Chess Club meets on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room GP-C in the Clubhouse. How long has it been since you have played chess? It’s new, a chess club here at CVE for those who enjoy the strategy of chess. We’re hoping for attendees at all levels. Come find a friend and play chess. For more information call Bruce Farr 760-490-2686. Choraleers CVE, President Dr. Robert Griffin and The CVE Choraleers are looking forward to welcoming our Canadian members, our year-round residents, and all CVE vocalists interested in joining The CVE Choraleers. Do you enjoy singing? Then come for an audition. Become a member of our Chorus. You can only pick up your music after you officially join us, by paying a one-time fee of $10. For additional information contact Esther Abramowitz 954-421-8815 or Shirley Green 954-426-2107. City University of New York (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Clubhouse in General Purpose Room A, November to April. All CUNY graduates and their spouses are welcome. We have interesting programs and field trips. For information, call Norma at 954-480-8938. Clubhouse Bingo meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Party Room. It is new and exciting and lots of fun. Only dabbers are used; no more chips. A six pack sells for $3, the Early Bird and Bingo Special for $1. The Early Bird and Bingo Players Special each pay $75. Bingo will be played all year. For more information, call Judy at 954-421-2580.

Cornerstone Community Baptist Church, Pastor Bret M. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For information, call 954-421-2530. Coping with Life Changes is a Bereavement and Peer Support Group who meet and gain support and understanding from others who have experienced loss of a loved one. Learn tools to cope with the grief experience, healing and live life again. The group meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon in GP-G. For information call Laura Durant, LCSW, 954-777-5300, ext. 3041. Craft Exchange meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Clubhouse GPC room. Call Sarah Goldstein at 973-748-0992. CVE Duplicate Bridge Club games are Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse Card Room B. For information, call Carolyn Whiteman at 954-501-2082. CVE Fishing Club Salt and fresh water fishing. For more information, call Lucky Mel at 954-684-6881. CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clubhouse General Purpose Room, November thru March. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954-428-1794. CVE Sewing Club meets every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954-571-1645. CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Room A, located on the second floor. Membership of $10 entitles you to free coffee and donuts, free lessons, use of club equipment, open play all season and social events. Call Secretary Shelia Guernard at 954-428-9822 or email Larry Norris at hlnorris@comcast.net. CVE Symphony Orchestra Our 65-member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert, each month, from January through March, including professional soloists. We are looking to add more violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561-395-5645. CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in our fundraising efforts. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fundraisers can be found in the flyer at the Staff Office, in the Guild’s column in this Reporter or on Channel 99. Become a member of the Guild. Support your orchestra! For

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further information, contact President Bea Guccione at 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild, contact Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956.

Le Club. Use bus No. 5. Interesting programs! For information, call Minerva Katz at 954-427-9902 or Adele at 954 427-4970.

Dance with Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No charge. For information, call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-698-9240.

Hispanic Club meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room B at the Activity Center from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our dues are $6 per year. Come and meet new friends and help us plan club activities. Email for the Club is hispanicclubcve@gmail.com. For information, call Ana at 954-427-6033.

Deerfield Beach Computer Club meets Fridays except holidays at 10 a.m. in the Le Club Activity Center, room B, inside Century Village East. $1.00 class entry fee waived for the first time guests. For more information, call Barry at 954-725-9331 or Jules at 954-570-9470 or visit www. db-cc.org. Deerfield Beach Democratic Club will now meet the second Monday of every month at 12 noon at Le Club. A light lunch will be served to all members who have paid their dues. Come and meet our interesting speakers. For information, call Bernie Parness, President, at 954-415-5658. Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information, call 954-428-1598. 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 Council 37 Retirees Next meeting will be held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33436. For information, call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561-451-3643. Drum Circle will be in the GPG room every Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information, contact Scott Senate at 954-698-0999. Emunah of America meets third Wednesday of every month at 12 noon in the Young Israel Synagogue in Century Plaza. Light lunch and interesting program. All are cordially welcome. For information about this chapter, call Ina Ciocca, 954-360-0740; Selma, 954-427-8674 or Pearl, 954-426-0189. Friends of Deerfield Beach Arboretum, 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum every Friday at 10 a.m., and the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Seminars held at 7 p.m. in Recreation Room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction featuring plants, herbs and trees from our nursery. Refreshments served. All are invited. Volunteers needed to help spread mulch, weed and participate in planting activities. For further information, call 954-480-4494. Hadassah Deerfield Beach meets monthly on the third Monday at 12 noon in Activity Room B at the rear of

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@gmail.com. Para mas informacion llamen a Ana al 954-4246033 o Jane al 954-421-5584. Independent Living first Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Elevator Alcove near the theater. Distributes phones for the hearing and sight impaired. For further information, contact Felix Cruz at 954-722-6400. Italian-American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. from October to April in the Clubhouse Party Room. Join us for fun. Some of our functions: pizza parties, picnics (the Italian way), trips, lunch/dinner theatre, guest speakers and more. Contacts all year: Lena Radicella, 954-428-2184; Lucille Carlucci, 954421-2406 and Toni Ponto, 954-4280286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN Jet Setters Singles Club Jet Setters Singles Club was started for widows, widowers and singles in Century Village to meet and find new acquaintances to enrich their lives. We host bus trips, places of interest, shows, beach luncheon parties and offer many exciting monthly activities. The Jet Setters Singles Club allows our CVE singles to enjoy life again after a spouse passes away. We are a kind, friendly group so come join us. The Club meets the third Monday of the month in Music Room B at 1 p.m. We look forward to seeing our previous, as well as new members who wish to join the Jet Setters Singles Group. For more information, call Shirley, 954421-2567 or Sandi, 954-725-5895. 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 benefiting our armed forces. We need more JWV of Korea and Vietnam wars. For information, call Kitty Cole, 954-360-7956; Richard Rosensveig, 954-426-1960, or Ralph Bell, 954-590-2965. The homeless veterans, both men and women, in South Florida are part of the “wages of war.” Those of us who were fortunate enough to go comparatively unscathed through the battles, both at home and abroad, owe them a debt.


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This post is conducting a clothing drive to aid them. They need blankets, new underwear and socks, toiletries, outerwear, shoes, rain gear and whatever else you can think of that will help. Please, all items must be clean and in wearable condition, not torn or dirty. All items collected will be delivered to the Veterans Center in West Palm Beach by us. Just a phone call to 954-590-2965 will bring a prompt reply. This post would like to increase its membership. If you are a veteran of any war and are interested, please contact us at the above number. Knights of Pythias Kings Knights Lodge #221, meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Cypress Hammock Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. Parking is available and a collation is served after the meeting. Our meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and for further information call PC Larry Hochfeld at 954-721-4833. We welcome all paid up Pythian brothers to join us. Knitting Club of CVE meets every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sewing Room at the Clubhouse. We welcome beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters. If you have an “Itch to Stitch,” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. Kosher Singles A new club for dining, travel and day trips meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room B, first floor. For more information, call 954-480-8958. L’Alliance Francophone CVE Join more than 1800 French-speaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For information, call Jean Leduc 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. L’Alliance Francophone of CVE Si vous parlez Français, joignez-vous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information, appeler Jean Leduc 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information, call Walter Reich at 954-421-6875. Lois Meet Lois Introductions are easy at the meetings of the Lois Club where membership across the nation is solely on a first-name basis. The premise of the Club seems to take hold because the name, while popular in the 1930s and 1940s, went out of style. Lois’ say they don’t often encounter others with the same name so when they do, they’re drawn together. The South Florida Lois Club is fascinating to see how similar we are. Those interested in joining our Lois Club are welcome. For further

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information, call Lois R. 954-4256922, organizer. Low Vision Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday each month, October to April, 10 a.m. in Music Room B. Contact Fran Massel 954-426-1077. Mah Jongg Wednesday 1:30 to 4 p.m., Activity Center, Room B. National Mah Jongg league rules. No money, just drop in. Men and women welcomed. Bring your Mah Jongg set if you have one. Tournaments in the future. Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced players WELCOME. Contact Jean-Luc Belanger, 954-420-9472. Marie’s Cabaret If you like to sing, tell stories and have humor to relate, come visit Marie’s Cabaret every Monday at 6 p.m. in Music Room A or the GPA Room in the Clubhouse. Also, if you play the piano or any other instrument, we welcome you. Visit us, and enjoy an evening of pleasure along with meeting new friends. For further information, call Marie 954-725-1365. Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart healthy snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information, call 561-392-3000. Na’Amat USA, Negev/Gila Chapter (Century Village, Deerfield Beach) Information about this organization, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Council of Jewish Women meetings are held at the Clubhouse Room N at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month, October through April. All are welcome, nonsectarian. For information, call Sylvia Katcher, President, at 954-421-8870, or Betty Swinkin 954-570-9526. Nature Club will meet the second Wednesday of every month from December to March in Clubhouse Room GP-A at 1 p.m. A different speaker is at each meeting and several trips are enjoyed by our members. These trips are to a variety of nature sites. For information, contact Janet Rothkopf at 954-428-3025. Newbies Are you new or “not so new” to the Village? Would you like to meet new people? Join our club for social activities, dinners and trips. Scheduled monthly meeting dates are as follows: Tuesdays, 12/10/13, 1/7/14, 2/4/14 in Room GPG at 7 p.m. and Tuesday 3/4/14 at 6:45 p.m. (meeting earlier due to show in Clubhouse). Call: Rebecca @ 954-4260469 or Jackie 954-596-4916. New Book Discussion Group Are you interested in having a stimulating discussion? Are you looking for some intellectual activity? Join the New Book Discussion Group for thought

provoking discussions. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse in Music Room B. For additional information please contact Hy Rosenblum at 954419-9554. New Covenant Church on the Lake celebration service every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. with children/student ministries available. Dinner is served, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For further information, call the Church Office at 954-781-3170. New Horizons Church of Deerfield worship service at 10 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For information, call the Church at 954-427-3045. New York Transit Retirees of Florida meets the second Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Centura Park Clubhouse, 2395 N. W. 36th Ave., Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your pension and medical benefits. For information, call 561-479-2149. North East Focal Point Senior Center: Adult Day Care Service, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-480-4463. Yoga Lite every Monday at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance Lessons every Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness Program, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 noon to 1 p.m. ($10 donation per month) “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting Class every Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Self Empowerment Support Group every Wednesday at 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/ intermediate, every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginner Computer Lessons offered, one-on-one, at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Michelle Flower at 954-480-4447 and assist in Floral Arrangements. Volunteer Opportunities, contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach. Daily Mass, Monday to Friday at 9 a.m.; Saturday Vigil at 4 p.m.; Sunday Masses at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. by Rev. Kenneth Whittaker. For further information, call 954-421-3246. Ping Pong Club Intermediate/ Advanced ping pong players wanted for doubles and singles games, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily. Come or call Rudy Mozny 954-421-4299. Poetry Study and Discussion Group Poetry heals! It can relieve boredom, anxiety, depression, loneliness and more. Come and see. The group meets Mondays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Howard at 954-571-7148. Saint Ambrose Catholic Church,

Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses at 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. only. Vigil Masses at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m., Confessions on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call the Church at 954-427-2225. Senior Support Group is here to give the support you need. We pledge confidentiality. Thursdays, 1:45 to 3 p.m., Room C in the Clubhouse, provided by the Center for Group Counseling and sponsored by the United Way of Palm Beach County. For more information, call 561-483-5300 Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road just south of Palmetto Park Road. Singles 55 – Plus How to stay healthy, make friends and enjoy the community together. Working and semi-retired are encouraged to join. Contact Beverly at bev333333@ gmail.com. Sisterhood of Young Israel of Deerfield Beach meets at the Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Gift Shop is now open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Everyone is welcome. For further information, call Helen Hagler at 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman at 954-725-3776. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. A mini lunch is served, followed by an interesting program. For further information, call the Temple Office at 954-421-7060. Sixty-Five Social Club Come join us if you are a couple and like to be active and enhance your lifestyle; our Club affords the opportunities of meeting new friends, going on many different cruises, experiencing many restaurants, as well as day trips to museums, casino gambling, shows and theaters, weekends away and mystery trips. All couples of any age are welcome. Don’t waste another minute. For information, call Lillian at 954-360-2941. Social Singles If you are young at heart, this is the club for you. We are a club that enjoys going to shows, 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 Irene Greenfield 954-5715004 or Sheila Kleiner 954-725-1521. Softball Players now forming Century Village teams. No age limitations. Call William Brooker at 561-702-2081. South Florida Gold Coast Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis support group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the North Broward Medical Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For information, call Gladys or Evelyn at 954-429-0455. South Florida Harmonica Club


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Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an active harmonica group? We are a performing harmonica club, often playing gigs. Our audience tells us that we are their best entertainment. We meet at the North West Focal Point Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Center is located at 6009 N.W. 10th Street in Margate. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Bea at 954-426-3540. Stained Glass Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month November-March at 10 a.m. in GP-E. For further information, call Harry Liner at 954-426-4853. Stock Market Discussion Club meets the first and third Monday of each month at 10 a.m., GP-E, November-April. Exchange information about stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and bonds. No fee involved. For further information, call Janine at 954-482-0584. Supervisory Bridge meets in Card Room B in the Clubhouse on Friday only 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning the first Friday of December and will end in March. $1 fee per person. We supply partners and cards. For further information call Irving Ruga 954-698-9741. Talking Book Club The JBL Library, in conjunction with the Low Vision Group in CVE, is forming a monthly Talking Book Club. Each

participant will receive the same audio book. A representative for the JBL Library will facilitate the book discussion once a month. The group will meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse, Music Room B. For information, call Marilyn Ball 954-360-9074. Tai-Chi The class will be on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse with instructor, Terry. Come join our class and get rid of stress. Temple Beth Israel is a Conservative, Egalitarian Congregation, with minyan services held on Monday and Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. Rabbi Craig Ezring conducts Saturday morning services at 9 a.m. followed by a Shabbat Kiddush. The Temple has a circulating library of books on Jewish topics as well as current fiction and reference books such as the Encyclopedia Judaica. The library also has an ongoing book sale; hours are Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Friday by appointment. For information, call the office at 954-421-7060. 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

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Schmier, 954-570-3316.

Farr at 954-654-4767.

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, at 954-360-7080 for more information about specific classes we offer.

Waves (Navy gals) meet every month on the first Saturday, 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954-427-7119.

United Federation of Teachers/ Retired Teachers Chapter meetings are at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. west of Jog in Delray Beach. For further information, call Hilda Cohen at 954-428-6805. United Order of True Sisters All are welcome. For information, about UOTS contact President Marilyn Asner, 954427-0461 or Betty Swinkin, Membership Chairperson, at 954-570-9526. Village Vagabonds dance band plays Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Music Room B from January through April. For information, call Ted at 954-428-0578. Volleyball for Women Club meets Tuesday and Thursday at the volleyball courts at 4 p.m. Contact Karen

We Care of CVE is still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc.) only. Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675. Workers United Club (Union retirees and friends). Contact Ann Jackson after 3 p.m. at 954-721-5789, for information about future meetings. Workmen’s Circle, Branch 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday at South County Civic Center on Jog Rd. For information, call Miriam Guz at 561-495-7378. Yiddish Club of CVE is now entering our third season. Our goals are to have some fun while improving our Yiddish. Our meetings attract interesting people who tell great stories, good jokes and throw in some nostalgia. We speak English and Yiddish. Please join us on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. in room GPE. Call Sheila at 954-427-9090.

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Two Skeletons Text by SY GOLD Photos by MARGE CUTLER

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ne day Marge Cutler of Lyndhurst J was walking behind the Lyndhurst buildings H, I and J when she came across the skeletons and fur of two raccoons. Since each set of bones was located in the midst of large Fichus tree roots, they hadn’t been disturbed by lawn mowers. Marge called the Anthropology Department of

FAU to see if they would be interested in the bones and, sure enough, they were. They sent someone out to retrieve the skeletons. Students in the FAU Anthropology Department will clean the bones and then reconstruct the entire skeletons. FAU said that when the skeletons are completed, they would let us know so we can go visit the completed CVE skeletons.

FAU Representative removing the skeletons.

Two skeletons.

Do It NOW

By SY BLUM, Associate Editor

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o here I am in the twilight of a long, fairly happy life. Since being retired many of my former daily activities have disappeared. Consequently one thing you do have when you are no longer gainfully employed is time. Time to think back about the good times . . . and bad; time to think of the opportunities missed; time to think of what you, maybe, should have done differently. Sorry about that. Undoubtedly the preceding scenario does not apply to everyone here in CVE. Very likely it does not even pertain to the majority. Despite the fact that all things considered I am content with what I have accomplished, there is still something missing. They are the things you and I have wanted to do but for various reasons or no reasons at all, we put them on the back burner or put them in a box labeled manana (tomorrow). Trust me dear reader, for many of us manana never comes. At least it didn’t for me. As we all know, hindsight is better than foresight and I see now that I missed the boat (except for the paragraph that follows!) on things I would have loved to do but didn’t. I would have loved to see more of the world. Truth to tell, my family and I actually did visit Europe to fulfill the requisite rite of the times: spend time with our forebears . . . in 1927! That was the first and last time I ventured abroad. In those days it took us ten days each way to sail across the Atlantic, plus the inevitable seasickness that

was part of the “package.” What a thrill it would be for me (an airplane enthusiast) to jet across the same route in hours. I never got to that and I doubt I ever will. So, in truth, this column is addressed to those of us who still have the ability to do some of those things you put in that manana box. Perhaps you should do that now. And here are a few reasons why. Foremost in this writer’s opinion is the obvious fact that time marches inexorably on and believe me, as we grow older it flies. During my productive adult years I never gave it a thought that some day in the future I would no longer be able to jump out of bed and in minutes be ready to face the daily grind. Or that I would no longer be able to jog or even walk the 2-1/8-mile walkway around our village. As time goes on, you may find it difficult to even get to shows or other events in the Clubhouse. Most importantly, especially in my case, you will face the loss of mobility and all that that implies. The time may come when you must give some thought to even walking to check the mail or help with the laundry or whatever. In truth you no longer are functioning on a “full tank” of energy; in fact a four-wheel walker becomes your constant companion. A midday nap is a must and watching the 11 o’clock news becomes a distant memory. In its stead in many cases, you make the first of several nocturnal trips to the bathroom. If some of your luck holds up you may still drive, in

a way. I do but only to the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker providing door-to-door is no more than ten to 20 miles or so. I am somewhat mechanically inclined and have always taken care of my car. No more. These days I have to think twice to even check the air in the tires or, (heaven forbid) raise the hood to check the oil. It’s all out there waiting to greet you with open arms if you live long enough to reach that point. So why wait? Do it now. For starters you should sit down and list the places and things you would like to visit before it’s too late. How about starting with places like the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Caribbean islands, the Atlanta Aquarium, to name a few. Or to pull out all the stops: Europe, Southeast Asia, the Taj Mahal, China or even Australia. These would be on my list, some of which I actually have visited. Africa and the tinderbox that is the Middle East are places to avoid, unless you are the fearless (or foolish) type. And, lest we forget, there is scuba diving in the Islands, mountain climbing in the Alps, or skiing in Aspen or hundreds of other places - all out there and just waiting for you. Granted some of the foregoing may be considered “long in the tooth” but if you have never visited them they are still new. There is no substitute for being there. Lest you forget, Century Village at Deerfield Beach is still the place to be . . . when you have seen it all and are ready to come home and enjoy the rest of your life. Do it now!

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areas. They are making a mess in the pools as well as on the decks. This is a health hazard and an inconvenience to everyone as the pool and/or pool areas have to be closed and cleaned and the pool treated for the feces that has gotten into the pool. Remember – food IN equals something unpleasant OUT!


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CVE Library: A Little History Text by RUTH WOLFSON Photos by LORI BENOIT

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hirty-two years ago there was no Clubhouse Library. If you wished to read a borrowed book, you had two options: you could travel to the Percy White Library on Hillsboro Blvd. or you could stand in the sun or rain to take your turn entering the Book Mobile that came to our parking lot several times a month. Fortunately, early literary pioneers like Frances and Harry Behrman and Jean Stanley convinced Clubhouse management to make space for a library. They were granted a room the size of a large, long closet. By the time I joined the staff in 1982, we had a much larger room which was supervised by the late Kay Luft. Later, Gwen

Cole took her place, and the donations which came in helped to fill our shelves. Fund-raisers provided money for new books. As we flourished, more space was needed. The administration recognized our value and we became the size that we are now. Paperback books were added as well as subscriptions to leading newspapers. With a growing need for large print book editions, COOCVE and the Reporter each gave us $1000 donations. Unfortunately, the economy took a downward turn and so did our donations. For this reason, we are asking our Friends of the Library for a $3 a person donation instead of the present

Trudy Spleid - L and Lucille Carlucci – R at the Boutique

$2. In addition, we are hoping for monetary donations from CVE clubs and organizations. If you’re not already a member, please visit the Clubhouse Library and join our growing list of friends. When Bea Sosnovy, our present devoted Librarian, took the helm, she asked Management for a library renovation. On June 20 we closed our doors and the hard work began. There was much appreciation for the ladies of the Staff Office which held returned books until we could reopen. In addition, Freddie Stoddard and his wonderful crew helped us clear the premises along with Estelle Berardi and Genie Montaltos. Lucille Carlucci and Trudy Spleid dismantled and packed up our popular Library Boutique.

Newly renovated aisles.

Finally, we were finished and then wonderful things happened. New carpeting was installed, new venetian blinds were put on the windows, the room and office were given fresh coats of paint and the acoustical tiles on the ceiling were replaced. The new stacks were then installed but shelf space was limited which necessitated giving away books that were no longer popular. The big job was re-alphabetizing and returning books and paperbacks to the shelves. Bea and the hard-working volunteers worked diligently to meet our scheduled reopening. Many thanks go to Bea Sosnovy, Estelle Berardi, Frieda Isaacs, Genie Montaltos, Lucille Carlucci, Ken Langbauer, Trudy Spleid, Joyce Fischer, Ruth Wolfson and Al Belden for their out-

standing work. (If I missed anyone, please forgive me.) Although we are not yet fully equipped or furnished, we welcome you to come to browse, see our new look, become a Friend of the Library and enjoy reading the latest fiction and nonfiction in regular and/or large print. We will gladly reserve a book that is not immediately available and call you when the book comes in. In addition, we welcome you to browse and shop in our Boutique and donate personal items you no longer need. Currently, we don’t need donated books because we already have a huge supply. Thank you for your continued support. Meanwhile, see you in the Clubhouse Library!

L – R Joyce Fischer, Trudy Spleid, Genie Montaltos, Ruth Wolfson, Lucille Carlucci, Ken Langbauer, Seated: Frieda Isaacs, Bea Sosnovy. In the background is a beautiful stained glass piece donated by Harry Liner of the Stained Glass Club.

Great Things Are Happening By ROLF GRAYSON

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am not sure how many of you go back far enough to remember the comedian Red Buttons hopping around on the stage holding one ear and singing “Hey Hey Ho Ho Hee Hee – Great Things Are Happening!” Well, indeed, they certainly are. About a year ago I received an email where someone held up a new adjustable wrench demonstrating its adjustability for all to see. After a short theatrical demonstration, he laid it on the work table of a machine they called a 3D Printer. A short while later he removed from this printer a perfect duplicate working wrench now holding both in his hands. Having spent most of my working life in the engineering section of design and manufacture of machine tools, it absolutely threw me for a big loop. Among a number of publications I subscribe to is a foreign language (German) one which featured an article

in April further elaborating on this new process. This article dealt with the MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts where they are developing many things using this type of duplicating machinery. Ikea the furniture giant has most of the furniture parts manufactured using this printing method, doing only the final assembly on those items they sell complete, and packaging all other parts in self assembly kits. Hopefully the good will outweigh the bad as such things as making simple hand guns, which they now produce, while obviously disturbing, is part of the price of advancement. In further demonstrating some of the other negative things was a hacker who was able to obtain a set of the Boston police handcuff keys, duplicated them so anyone would have been able to open all handcuffs until MIT rapidly produced a more complicated one. As we can readily see, this fix is only temporary since

clever hackers are abundant around the globe to do mischief or work for renegade governments. Engineers involved in these projects claim that today there is very little difficulty in producing complete drones or major parts, but best of all these machines will very soon be able to reproduce themselves. Since there is very little doubt that this new method of mass production will seriously affect the future of the labor market as well as raising many ethical problems, subsequent safeguard regulations will have to be issued. The final segment of this scientific discussion in this article dealt with biomedical experimentations which had started at the laboratory level and which will investigate reproducing body parts. While the body parts growing process is already in full swing through Stem Cell cultivation, this newer method when perfected would be quicker, and cheaper. Not wanting to beat this subject to death, there is an-

other situation which is somewhat more disturbing and is currently under discussion in the U.S. Supreme Court. Some time ago a woman suffering from cervical cancer underwent extensive research and gene therapy treatments by Gen-Tec, a gene therapy bio medical research company. While I am totally ignorant of any of those procedures and how they work, I learned that this company has isolated the malignant gene for which they are seeking a

patent. Simplified, this argument seeks a legal solution whether or not a human part (gene) can be owned and patented by a company. It just seems to me that life is getting more complicated and the intrusion of corporations into our private life is more intense and wide spread. A German word coined in the middle ages called it “Leibeigener”, loosely translated: owning someone else’s body.

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Confessions of a Car Nut

By STAN WEINSTEIN

(Editor’s Note) We welcome back Stan Weinstein and his automotive articles. Stan has been having health issues and now says that he was inspired to return to writing by his good friend Iori Santos who has been like a son to him.) felt the need to write this column again after a long hiatus because a friend of mine just purchased a used car and is having difficulties which are quite costly and making his life miserable. I am hoping that those who read this will take my cautionary advice and apply it. First of all, be very leery of anything you can buy off Craig’s List. Once the money has changed hands and the keys have been handed over, you are the new owner and have no recourse if anything goes wrong with the vehicle. Today’s cars are highly complex and can have issues that can be hidden by any “shade tree” mechanic. The automobile’s onboard computer system will flash a warning light to alert you that something is wrong. Sometimes a light will indicate service engine soon or check various systems. These indicators can be erased from the computer

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by deprogramming it. However, the computer stores all of the problems that have been ignored once a mechanic hooks up a scanning device. Essentially, a car can appear to be functioning perfectly yet have underlying issues that have yet to be discovered. If a car is priced too low for what it is, you can bet that something is wrong somewhere. People concoct all kinds of stories about being out of work, medical stuff, etc. You, the car buyer, have to be indifferent to any hard luck stories you’re told and focus on making sure the car is in good shape. You do this by giving the owner an ultimatum: if this car passes my mechanic’s inspection, we’re good to go. If the owner is reluctant or gives some lame excuse – don’t walk away – run! Here is my recommendation to avoid major hassles and expensive repairs: 1 - Have your mechanic do a thorough diagnostic check to make sure all systems are functioning correctly and all sensors are operating correctly. 2 - Brakes are an item which can only be checked by removing one wheel from the front and one from the back, which will give a general idea of how

much life is left in the brakes. 3 - A thorough road test should be given under all kinds of driving conditions: bumpy road, city traffic, highway speed. If the temperature gauge goes beyond halfway, the cause must be immediately determined. 4 - I recommend a total pressure test of two systems: the automotive cooling system to determine if the radiator water pump or any hoses are ready to give out and the air-conditioning system to determine if there are any leaks. These are costly repairs and need to be addressed immediately. 5 - After the road test has been completed, the transmission should shift smoothly through each gear and also have available passing power when the passing gear is engaged by flooring the gas pedal. 6 - A visual inspection of the tires will indicate any

front end or misalignment problems. 7 - The transmission fluid should be a ruby red to light orange. If it’s brown or black, this car has been abused and not properly maintained. It’s very possible that a transmission fluid change could alleviate the condition but I would be very wary because if new fluid is added to a transmission that has never been serviced, there’s always a possibility that seals could leak and internal parts may come loose and cause more problems. It’s worth the charge to thoroughly diagnose the car by a reliable mechanic. Better to be out a small charge than thousands in costly repairs. Now that the summer is coming to an end, and the school year is starting, there is going to be a sudden influx of interest in cheap, reliable cars. Students and parents as well, will be looking for them. I hope this information will

guide you in making a good decision if you purchase a car. Beware of cars that are parked near flea markets with people standing around trying to sell them. These people are often referred to as “curbstoners.” A fast coat of polish and some commercially spray deodorant will make an old beater appear a lot better than it really is. This is why it’s of the utmost importance to have a certified mechanic check for any underlying problems not divulged by the seller. Also make sure you see the title and compare the VIN number on the title with the VIN number on the vehicle. It should match. If there is no VIN number on the car and it has been reissued by the Florida Motor Vehicle Bureau with a new VIN number, it’s a sure bet this car was assembled from several different wrecks to make one car or was a flood car and therefore an insurance loss at one time. I think I’ve covered the basics but don’t fall in love with shiny paint and tires that have been refurbished with black paint to make them look new. To all of you who’ve followed my previous columns, I’m so glad to be able to offer help and guidance. Safe and happy motoring!

Introducing United Order of True Sisters Chapter 65

By HELENE WAYNE

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et me tell you about our organization; a chapter of the national United Order of True Sisters. We meet for several hours in the Clubhouse on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Our purpose is to improve

the lives of hospitalized children and their families. At the last meeting, some recipients of our program shared what our donations had meant to them. Donations can be money, toys, candy as well as the hats our ladies knit for the children who have no hair. During the last meeting, we

voted to send a large donation to the folks that lost their “all” in the tornado ridden state of Oklahoma. For further information, contact our president Marilyn Asner at 954-427-0461. Members are warm and welcoming to any newcomers who wish to join us.

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OCTOBER 2013

SAFE HOME CHECKLIST Start the year right.

Make your home safe by checking each item below.

 Post emergency

numbers by every phone. Numbers must be large and clear enough to be seen from a distance.

 Keep a first aid kit

handy and know how to use it.

 Install smoke and carbon monoxide and all-purpose fire extinguishers. Check them monthly.  Store flammable

materials away from the furnace, fireplace and other heat sources. Never leave an open flame burning unattended even for a minute.

 Use flame-retardant curtains and bedding.

 Don’t let anyone

smoke in bed.

 Have your heating system checked and cleaned by a qualified contractor yearly.

 Inspect electrical

equipment regularly. Replace frayed or cracked electrical cords and broken sockets and plugs. Make sure electrical appliances are properly grounded.

 Lock up all drugs

and hazardous materials out of children’s reach.

 Keep stairs, sidewalks

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S U D O KU

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 31-B

JUMBLE By CHARLES K. PARNESS

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SOLUTION ON PAGE 31-B

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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 libraries, bookstores and from online booksellers.

satisfying stories ever told .

City in the Sky

By James Glanz and Eric Lipton, Times Books, 428 Pages, $26

Ordinary Grace

By William Kent Krueger, Atria Books, 307 Pages, $24.99 If you’re very, very fortunate, occasionally a book cover catches your eye, you pick the book up, begin to read, and find it impossible to put down. This fine, new novel is one of those books. It is 1961 in a small town in northern Minnesota. Icecold beers in frosted mugs at Halderson’s Drugstore offers a touch of relief from the drowsy heat. The Minnesota Twins, formerly the Washington Senators are playing their first season. Everybody’s talking about the country’s dashing, young president – and the daring spaceship design of the new Studebaker cars. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum, it was a fateful summer in which death assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. Now forty years old, the adult Frank tells the story of that summer. He tells us how the season began with the tragic death of simple, sweet-looking Bobby Cole. “All the dying began with the death of a child, a boy with golden hair and thick glasses, killed on the railroad tracks outside New Bremen, Minnesota, sliced into pieces by a thousand tons of steel speeding across the prairie toward South Dakota.” Suddenly a series of unexplained tragedies strikes the little Minnesota River valley town. Even Frank and his family are not spared. Frank’s father, the pastor of the town’s Methodist church, has his deep faith in God tested. His wife, artistic and deeply unhappy with her life as a minister’s wife, drifts even further away from both her faith and her family. And the young Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, betrayal and ultimately, murder. New York Times bestselling author Krueger writes, “Creating Frank’s story allowed me to examine memories and emotions arising from my own adolescence and to explore themes that have always been important to me.” Part mystery, part gripping coming-of-age tale, this new novel has been hailed by critics as a new masterpiece of American literature. Readers will find it to be one of the most

For anyone interested in the history of the World Trade Center, this book is the definitive biography of the skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them, from their dizzying rise to their stunning fall.

voters,” it was clear that church-state matters in the U.S. had reached a crisis – one that threatens to split the country in two.

Secret Life of Monroe TheMarilyn

For anyone who loves New York City, it is still painful, over a decade later, to scan the Lower Manhattan skyline and see the empty spot where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood. Often, it’s an unexpected shock when they don’t appear in view and it takes a moment to realize that those soaring buildings are gone forever. According to the authors of this exhaustive and fascinating history of the once-fabled skyscrapers – subtitled The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center – postcards of the former towers are, these days, the most popular souvenir sold at shops frequented by tourists to New York City. Even though, this year, the glass-covered, shimmering new 1,776-foot-tall One World Center was topped out, for real New Yorkers, no replacement building will ever take the place of the iconic, 104-story towers that, when completed, were the tallest buildings in the world. Few writers know the history of the towers better than New York Times reporters James Glanz and Eric Lipton. They recount how the project was born out of David Rockefeller’s ambition to rebuild Lower Manhattan and how Austin Tobin, the dynamic executive director of the Port Authority made that ambition his own – even redoubling its size. Politicians and business leaders overpowered local shop owners and community activists who saw the project as a giant rupture in the urban fabric. The emotionallyinvolved architect, Minoru Yamasaki, created previously-unheard of structural innovations which later determined who would live and who would die on September 11, 2001.

By J. Randy Taraborrelli, Grand Central, 560 Pages, $26.99 When Norma Jeane Baker became famous as Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s, she said her mother, Gladys Baker was either dead or not a part of her life, depending on the publicity campaign of the moment. However, neither was true. In fact, Marilyn’s mentally ill mother was very much present in her world, and according to the author of this compelling biography of her life, the complex dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes, as the star went from actress to icon, has never before been told. Author Taraborrelli has had much experience in writing about the lives of celebrities. His New York Times bestsellers include peeks into the lives of Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Princess Grace, the Kennedy women and many others. For any biographer when researching and writing about famous people, separating truth from fiction is often a herculean task. But Taraborrelli seems to have done his work well, as supported by a twenty-five page appendix at the end of the book as well as page notes throughout. The story of a world-famous daughter dealing with a parent’s severe schizophrenia, and the shocking scope of Marilyn’s own mental deterioration and her desperate attempts to help herself and her mother is heartbreaking to read. The suspicious circumstances surrounding the star’s death have given rise to numerous theories. Murder? Suicide? Accident? The author writes, “If the way Marilyn met her end is unknown, in an odd way that keeps her alive….in fact, debates surrounding that evening may never end, and whether or not they choose to admit it, that’s just how many people want it.”

Divided by God

By Noah Feldman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 306 Pages, $25 Even before George W. Bush gained re-election through a frank appeal to religiously devout “values

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As brilliantly put forward in this fascinating treatise, New York University law professor, author and New America Foundation fellow Noah Feldman writes, “No question divides Americans more fundamentally than that of the relation between religion and government. For many, moral values derived from religion are the lodestar of political judgment.” Stem cell research, abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage and the death penalty all generate vigorous debate, if not outright hostility between the religious on each side. Though polls tend to indicate that each year, fewer and fewer U.S. citizens claim membership in any particular religion – or even go further and disclaim a belief in the very existence of a God -- Feldman points out that when it comes to religion as a whole, ours, more than ever, is a religiously diverse society of primarily Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics, Protestant and Jews. Feldman writes this is nothing new. He describes how, again and again in our society, we have been forced to settle controversies over the Bible, the Pledge of Allegiance and the teaching of evolution through appeals to shared values of liberty, equality and freedom of conscience. In vivid, dramatic chapters, he describes how, throughout the history of our country, division over religious beliefs has erupted dangerously – and why it continues to do so. From this book, one can be convinced that this longrunning conflict has shaped the American people – and, for good or bad, made us who we are.

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CVE Clubhouse Library News

By BARBARA NATHAN MARCUS

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e are back with another season at CVE and the new and improved CVE Library. The Library has been beautifully redecorated. Six or seven of the year-round

The Puzzler By CHARLES K. PARNESS The owner of a local restaurant decided to improve his income by selling his soup to nearby homes. His soup chef filled onequart sized containers and set out going door-to-door. At his first customer’s home, he sold half the soup he had plus ½ a quart. At the second customer’s house, he sold half the soup he had left and ½ a quart. At the third customer’s house, he sold half the soup he had left and ½ a quart. At this point, he had no more soup left, so he turned around and went back to the restaurant. How many quarts of soup did he start out with? Note: when he left the restaurant, each quart container was sealed, and remained unsealed when he sold the soup. The Solution to Puzzler – can be found on page 32-B.

volunteers spent almost every morning for more than a month putting the library back together again.  Every single book had to be realphabetized and that was “some horrendous job.”  But it was done. A huge “thank you” to all the very, very dedicated year-round volunteers; they are such amazing people. All this did not stop our wonderful librarian in charge of book orders. Her job has now expanded and she now orders both regular and large print books. What follows is a list of our most recent purchases.  Regular print:  The Good Lord Bird by James McBride - Rich with historical detail and saucy humor, James McBride (he wrote The Color of Water) gives a studious approach to James Brown. It is homage to Brown and his place in history. Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, by Nicole Hard - In her funny, intimate, thoughtful memoir, Nicole Hardy came, at the age of 35, to a cross-

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roads regarding her faith and her identity. The English Girl by Daniel Silva - Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Alon, the art restorer and master spy. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri - From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Namesake comes an extraordinary new novel, set in both India and America, that expands the scope and range of one of our most dazzling storytellers: a tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts. Six Years by Harlan Coben - In Six Years, a masterpiece of modern suspense, Harlan Coben explores the depth and passion of lost love, and the secrets and lies at its heart. Never Go Back by Lee Child - But Jack Reacher does go back and once again Lee Child lives up to the New York Times “Bestseller” fame. The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating by Carole Radziwill - This novel is Radziwill’s

deliciously smart comedy about a famously widowed young New Yorker hell-bent on recapturing a kind of passionate love she never had. The Quest by Nelson DeMille -A sweeping adventure, equal parts thriller and love story. Nelson DeMille’s newest novel takes us from the war torn jungles of Ethiopia to the magical city of Rome.  Loss of Innocence by Richard North Patterson. A sweeping family’s dark secrets and individual awakenings, this novel is set against the backdrops of the tumultuous summer of 1968. Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen - A writer and his demons, a woman and her desires, and a wife and her revenge. This is a masterpiece of historical fiction. Large Print: Identical by Scott Turow Turow weaves a complex web of murder, sex and betrayal as only he can do. The October List by Jeffery Deaver - #1 bestselling author Jeffrey Deaver created a most riveting and original novel- a race against the clock mys-

tery, told backwards. Deadline by Sandra Brown - A tale of F.B.I. espionage, death and love. The Week Before the Wedding by Beth Kendrick. Kendrick sweeps you off your feet and tells about how the best laid plans can falter at the altar. Second Watch by J. A. Jance - Jance delivers another thought provoking novel of suspense starring Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont. Fool Me Twice by Robert Parker - There’s murder in the air, and its Jesse Stone’s reputation as an uncompromising defender of the law—and his life—on the line. The Boutique The Boutique is now open and is in need of some fashion jewelry and other lovely small things that you are tired of. This is how we keep our library up and running. So please search through your things and bring them in. Then you can obtain some nice pieces from the Boutique that tickles your fancy. And we are all happy.


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P o e t ry & Prose

OCTOBER 2013

Relics of Lives: Again Revive the relics of your life Transparent in the light, it glistens for inspection Retrospection, vivid colloquialisms, interpretations Predictable omens, giving shimmer to the dull passages Seatbelt philosophy, holding you tight Staying afloat, as an existential moat Muffle the dreams, skulk the storm To be born, to be born, deifying intellectuals From longhair to egghead recriminations A fixed repertoire of narratives, constructing identities A kind of existential and cultural intimacy Articulating the texture of our lives While transcending attachments Choosing elective infinities, to luxuriate in our stories People stand by empty and unkempt Testifying to a bygone spirit and time Clearly demarcated as by ropes and turnstiles Swaddled by the comforts of home…being safe Surrounded by the warmth of those you love Within your condition of existence…a fragile lifestyle Seemingly self-contained, robust and free Sometimes encroached by the realities of life The rhythms obscure, with vague shadowy presences Figures of power, ritualized, invading our lives Chafing at the mundane intrusions, tolerating Like allegorical characters in a mystery play Watching with one set of eyes, just learning Pragmatic transparency, making a living Clotting the flow, I know, I know Gravid dreams, paradigms, oneself conscious moments Aborted, plucked from lives Immeasurable winds, invisible streams Stealth fully abandoned, defend Gooseflesh sense of identity…self-actualization In the natural light, remain faithful Despite the rain, figurative blindness Before the judge

Poetry & Prose

Attitudes

How is your life unfolding? Are you satisfied? How do you act when troubles loom? Do you take them in your stride? Do you wallow in self-pity, or keep as busy as you can? When you awaken in the morning, do you have a daily plan?   How do you deal with grief? Does it become your life’s career? Can you allow yourself some pleasure, some amusement and some cheer? Do you dwell on life’s reverses, or can you philosophize? Do you harbor many grudges; are there people you despise?   Can you forgive and relinquish omissions and mistakes; or do you let them fester until your body aches? Do you think you are a failure, or can you reminisce with pride upon    accomplishments and feats that cannot be denied? Does disappointment throw you, or do you rise above it? Does your relationship content you, or are you tired of it?   When you do someone a favor, do you expect one in return; or do you give unselfishly, from the heart, without concern? What makes you feel fulfilled; is happiness absurd? Have you achieved your utmost goals, or have they been deferred? Life is what we make it; it’s we who are in charge of the pathways that we travel, and the hardships, small and large.   If we’re mindful of our choices, and our behavior, too; we’ll see a change ~ MARVIN HERSHORN in attitude towards everything we do. When we know we’re in command, that we control our circumstance; we can monitor our thoughts, and leave nothing to mere chance. We can face each day with courage, and hold our heads up high; Inspiration boldly striving for contentment, watching troubles pass us by.   I never know where my muse will be, ~ NORMA LOCKER Or what guise she will finally take. I would not be surprised if she were a he, What difference would it really make? Vancouver Reflections Without her presence I can’t write a line, Be it poetry, verse, or fiction. She determines how high I can climb, My muse has become my addiction. I cannot live without my muse, She makes my life divine. We beseech the Lord from our wooden pews, When ready she will make her sign.

Friends

Only then can lovely thoughts flow, Be it verse, a poem, a sonnet. I have no other seeds to sow, My very life depends on it.

Today, do you really have a true friend? Or an acquaintance whose loyalty to you they pretend It is gratifying to still have kindergarten chums Now that we’re old grandpas and cute grandmoms Its fun when getting together to rehash old times And sing old school songs and peppy little rhymes Questions are asked like when did you marry? Were they special or just Tom, Dick or Harry? Then naturally you ask, “How many in your family?” So out comes the family pictures for all to see “Where did you live and how about right now?” You explain your moves with every why and how But dear old friends you will always hold close and cherish Whether poor or wealthy with their dreams yet to accomplish When a crisis arises and you need their assistance Do they rush to help or merely sit on the fence That is the ultimate true test of a deep friendship They helped when needed in life’s trouble and hardship Whether you have only two or three lifelong buddies Consider yourself lucky if they can share your worries It’s hard to acquire new friends as you get older But it’s never too late to meet a new his or her So listen up “Seek some new friends but keep the old ones” Because pretty soon there won’t be time for any reruns. ~ ELI COHEN

~ MARTIN BOLTAX

Hastings Street presents the human flotsam and jetsam Of the city scape, of disheveled losers, of the marginalized The alienated, the druggies, the invisible in the city The badly tattooed, why? They are already marked! The dreamers, the terrorized, the fragile, the walking wounded The suicidal, the helpless, the discontent and the lonely The mandala configuration, the human ecology of the oppressed Washing away like sandcastles on a barren beach They wake up, struggle on the street…permanently They trade, and barter and negotiate what little they own Their bodies, their dignity, their lives, their remaining values Looking for another fix or a hit of bad shit The ritual paraphernalia of getting high With mystical and transcendent potency Something to make them forget who they are Being reconciled with the past, is no redemption Or what they are…living on the streets Or where they’ve been, or where they came from The transient underclasses know that… The cops know that as they quarrel with the mentally ill The law’s captive madmen unplugged Who are out of control? Corruption done…a manic ride Their lives are over; nothing will change But they walk zombie like… on the dead end sidewalks Day in day out until they die…and no one will care As they search for a sanctuary, an oasis from the desert of their lives A warm hug, a friendly smile, a street worker’s empathy A transient priest, Jesus still saves…a church service Aloneness sucks big, tourists take pictures of their scraggly faces Toothless, unbearably incompetent within their chthonic realms Photogenic ugliness sells; dark as the apocalyptic mask We are grotesquely fixated to the haunted faces The face of the lost…benign spirits, a riderless horse Can you imagine not knowing anyone…in the whole world? The whole empty world…horrendous hexagrams Embracing judgment, death, hell and heaven On Hastings Street ~ MARVIN HERSHORN


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PRESENTS October Announcements FREE Lectures & Events NEW! FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS EVERY MONTH AT CENTURY VILLAGE!

The First Tuesday of the month is FREE Health Screening and Healthy Talk Day! Broward Health North is bringing you a FREE cholesterol/sugar screening to the first 60 people who register on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00am in GP-N. (You must fast from midnight on). The health screenings will start at 9:00am and be followed by an interesting health presentation from one of our experts at 10:00am., Tuesday, October 1, 9-11am. Breast Health – Dr. Aza Abdalla, Internal Medicine.

IMAGINE HIP REPLACEMENT WITH A FAST RECOVERY AND NO MUSCLES CUT!

HIP HIP HOORAY! Most Hip Replacements in Florida Highest Rating as seen December 28, 2012 in

Find out more about Anterior Hip Replacement using state-of-the-art technology. It’s less invasive, features a quicker recovery and helps get you back to being you again. The BHN Joint Replacement Center features all private rooms & bathrooms, family centered patient education and group therapy. Tuesday, October 8, 6-7pm presented by Dr. Steven Naide, Orthopedic Surgeon & Medical Director of Orthopedic Trauma, BHN Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064, Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space.

SPINE LECTURE EVENT WITH PHYSICIAN PANEL Join us as three of our spine surgeons discuss the latest advancements in spine surgery as well as alternative methods for back pain. This panel will be moderated and there will be a time available for guests to ask questions.Tuesday, October 22nd, 6-7pm BHN Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space.

REHABILITATION LECTURE Join us as rehabilitation physicians and staff discuss the best ways to rehab injuries as well as strengthening exercises to avoid injuries. Monday, October 28th, 6-7pm, BHN Conference Center, 201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Call the Health Line at 954.759.7400 to reserve your space.

Support Groups for the Community

Imagine a hip replacement with: No muscles cut Less pain Faster recovery The experienced surgeons at Broward Health North have performed more than 2,200 anterior hip replacements using the hana® table; that’s more than any other area surgeons. In fact, the award winning Joint Replacement Center at Broward Health North has performed more hip replacements than any other hospital in Florida.

ALZHEIMER'S & RELATED DEMENTIA FOR MORE INFO: 954.786.7392 Support group for SPOUSES and/or ADULT CHILDREN of those with Alzheimer's or related dementia – Every Tuesday from 10:30 - Noon in Neuro Resource Center Every Friday from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center Support group for ADULT CHILDREN of those with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center DAY C.A.P.- Helps caregivers deal with special concerns of caring for a dependant loved one. Takes place over 4 consecutive days, four hours per day NIGHT C.A.P. – Same as DAY C.A.P. but held two evenings a week for two consecutive weeks from 6-9pm for adult children or working caregivers

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.7333 Support group for STROKE SURVIVORS and/or their CAREGIVERS 2nd Thursday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. followed by rehabilitative exercises from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Neuro Resource Center

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.2305 Support group for those with Parkinson’s Disease and/or their CAREGIVERS 2nd Tuesday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. support group and exercises in the Neuro Resource Center

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 954.786.2400 3rd Tuesday of each month 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the NBMC Conference Center

Bruce Janke, MD, Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center & Steven Naide, MD, Medical Director of Orthopedic Trauma.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUPS Spanish Speaking Women’s Cancer Group 1st Monday of every month Neuro Resource Center—off main lobby 6 p.m. Please rsvp to Patty Gonzalez 754-366-6219

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 1st Thursday of the month 6pm RSVP to Linda Watson – 954.786.5127

MEDITATION & RELAXATION GROUP Last Thursday of the month 6pm RSVP to Linda Watson - 954.786.5127

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CVE REPORTER

OCTOBER 2013

CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild By MARION G. COHEN

D

espite the sweltering heat and daily torrential downpours the Board of the Guild spent many hours planning ahead for an exciting 2013 - 2014 Season. What an exciting year this will be for all the friends of the Guild! There are many newcomers in Century Village who are not aware of the goals of the CVE Orchestra Guild, and we want to enlighten you so that you can join our growing membership list and support our efforts. We have been fundraising for the Symphony Orchestra for over 28 years. Every year we present a sizable sum to the orchestra. How do we do it? We take exciting trips, attend theatrical productions and engage in other fundraising activities. We meet as a group at two free Open Meetings so that we can be kept abreast of what is happening in the Guild and in the Symphony. We are very dedicated, and as a team work hard to make sure that our orchestra remains the wonderful group that adds

so much culture and entertainment to Century Village and to the community of Deerfield Beach. If you are a member of the Guild, you will receive a flier in October listing the information about planned events for the season. In addition there will be a list of our planned activities in the Staff Office and on Channel 99. We hope you will join us on our excursions into fun, culture and musical experiences. We urge you to attend the two performances of the orchestra. If you fill the theater to express your support, we will attempt to secure a date for an additional performance this year! To encourage all residents to join us in our activities, I am listing below the dates of our planned events. So take out your calendars and note the dates on which you will join us in our 2013 - 2014 excursions. On December 12, 2013 we will take a trip with a difference to Fruit and Spice Park where we will participate in a unique experience of fruit tasting to be fol-

lowed by lunch at the Capri Restaurant and then on to visit the SCHNEBLY WINERY AND BREWERY for some wine tasting. For further details contact Gladys Miller at 954-421-9232. On January 12, 2014 we invite you to attend our first, free OPEN MEETING. We will be entertained by the talented students and faculty of Opera Argento School. This meeting is open to all residents of Century Village and it is free. On January 16, 2014 we will take our second trip with a difference for a guided tour of Peanut Island, famous for the bunker designed for President Kennedy. After lunch we will tour backstage at the Eissey Theater. For further details contact Gladys Miller at 954-421-9232.

Karaoke

Good Voice – Bad Voice! It Doesn’t Matter! Come Sing, Come Listen, Come Have Fun! On the 2nd and 4th Sunday Each Month At the Clubhouse Outdoor Pool

On January 26, 2014 we will attend a matinee performance of the Miami Ballet at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. For further details contact Lori Benoit at 954-427-2627. On February 8, 2014 we will hold our Fashion Show presented by Sondro’s Boutiqu, in the Clubhouse Party Room. BUT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE THIS YEAR. Our luncheon is being catered with style and elegance. The menu is extensive and varied. For entertainment, a musical presentation will be made by Randy Margitra and Bill Weinhouse. Of course there will be prizes. For further details contact Toni Ponto at 954-428-0286. On February 23, 2014 we will attend a matinee of the opera, Barber of Seville, presented by the Palm Beach Opera Company at the Kravitz Center in West Palm Beach. For further details contact Marion Cohen at 954-428-1315. On March 5, 2014 we will attend a matinee performance of Rags at the Plaza Theater in Manalapan and

dinner at La Luna restaurant in Boca Raton. For further details contact Betty Schwartz at 954-427-1157. On March 9, 2014 we invite you to attend our second OPEN MEETING. This meeting is open to all residents of Century Village and it is free. Now isn’t that an exciting list of events to look forward to this coming year? Buy your tickets to the ballet and opera early. These performances are always sold out. Invite your friends to our Open Meetings where you will be told what’s going on at the Guild and always end up with a delightful musical program. Sign up early for our Day With a Difference trips. Please mark your calendars for the two performances of our SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Join us on January 21 and February 25 in the theater. Have you paid your dues of $10 single and $15 family membership? Every membership helps us support our unique orchestra. Remember, all paid-up members receive a mailing of scheduled events early in the season. You have priority in joining our offerings before they are sold out!


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Sudoku Solution:

Cryptogram Solution: THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES, AND THEIR SPEARS INTO PRUNING HOOKS; NATION SHALL NOT LIFT UP SWORD AGAINST NATION, NEITHER SHALL THEY LEARN WAR ANY MORE. ~ THE OLD TESTAMENT

Jumble Solution: 1) CHORUS 2) MANAGE 3) ANVIL, 4) HORSEMAN Answer: “ANCHORMAN”

AREA

2013 Area Chair and Vice Chair CHAIRPERSON

VICE CHAIRPERSON

ASHBY BERKSHIRE CAMBRIDGE DURHAM ELLESMERE FARNHAM GRANTHAM HARWOOD ISLEWOOD KESWICK LYNDHURST MARKHAM NEWPORT OAKRIDGE PRESCOTT RICHMOND SWANSEA TILFORD UPMINSTER VENTNOR WESTBURY

Joe Sachs Naomi Redisch

"D" 1022 "D" 2061

725-2404 725-9175

Josh Rosman Harry Chizeck

"A" 6 "C" 4046

410-8174 426-3178

Joe Rubino Marjorie Campbell Norman Kaplan Eugene Goldman Joe Saraceno

"E" 224 "B" 4019 "K" 254 "C" 353 "D" 2043

418-0768 725-3301 428-1409 908-619-6083 426-3946

Abe Trachtenberg Elaine Levy Dan Glickman Doreen Shane Ed Yietz

"K" 364 "B" 1028 "G" 153 "C" 341 " I " 97

419-9730 427-2447 421-6259 774-222-2993 571-9773

May Golden Don Kaplan Bill Liebman Rita Pickar Jules Kesselman Robert Gravatt Cecile Baskin Bill Epstein Sylvia Smaldone Ann Rifkin Charles Parness Carmela Otice

"C" 464 "I" 4018 "C" 49 "S" 4098 "V" 2106 "I" 180 "F" 151 "A" 4015 "T" 431 "E" 116 "O" 3049 "J" 177

421-6486 426-9812 415-9715 428-8890 570-9470 725-5999 428-0634 531-0969 531-6040 481-8934 725-1384 531-1509

Tim Lippman Lori Benoit Ina Liebman Joan Baker Donna Capobianco Toni Ponto Naomi Slomovitz Richard Grundt Susan Dove Mary Ann Braun Norma Searle

"B" 22 "K" 1043 "C" 49 "Q" 2075 "V"4109 "D" 79 "F" 448 "B" 3026 "B" 19 "A" 2 "F" 114

428-9751 427-2627 415-9715 427-9684 263-0645 428-0286 427-6622 427-7124 596-2372 571-2266 480-8938

Don Kaplan

Council Area Chair

954-426-9812

donaldmkaplan@yahoo.com

Joe Sachs

Council Area Vice Chair

954-725-2404

joeleprof@yahoo.com


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CVE REPORTER

OCTOBER 2013

Movie Review October By SANDRA PARNESS

Answer to the Puzzler from page 27-B Let’s work backwards! At the third stop he sold half the soup he had plus ½ quart. How much did he have at this point? The only possible answer is that he had one (1) quart. Half of one quart (the amount he had before the last stop) is half a quart, plus half a quart equals one quart. He arrived with one quart of soup left, and sold one quart leaving none. Now let’s consider the second stop. From above, before delivering his soup at the third stop he had one quart left. The only solution is that he must have arrived at the second stop with three (3) quarts. Half of three (3) quarts (the amount he had when he arrived at the second stop) is one and one-half quarts plus half a quart equals two quarts. He arrived with three quarts and sold two quarts leaving one quart, which is what he had when he arrived at the third stop. Now we come to the first stop. From above, before delivering his soup at the second stop he had three quarts left. The only solution is that he must have arrived at the first stop with seven (7) quarts. Half of seven (7) quarts is three and one-half quarts plus half a quart equals four quarts. He arrived with seven quarts and sold four quarts leaving three (3) quarts, which is what he had when he arrived at the second stop. The answer is 7 quarts of soup! To sum up: he started out with 7 quarts. At the first stop he sold half of what he had (three and one-half quarts) plus one-half of a quart totaling four quarts, leaving the soup chef with three quarts. At the second stop he had three quarts. He sold half of what he had (One and one-half quarts) plus half a quart totaling two quarts, leaving the soup chef with one quart. At the third and last stop, he sold half of what he had (half a quart) plus half a quart totaling one quart, leaving the soup chef with none.

NOW YOU SEE ME – An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performance and reward their audiences with the money. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson star in this crime, mystery thriller. PG-13, 115 minutes. Playing Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. ANYTHING GOES – Bing Crosby, Donald O’Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire and Mitzi Gaynor star in this musical classic. Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together. While in Paris, each discovers the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Sparks fly on the ocean journey back to the States. N/R, 105 minutes. Playing Monday, October 7, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m.,

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. THE SAPPHIRES – Its 1968, and four young talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girlgroup, The Sapphires, entertain the US troops in Vietnam. Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy star in this biographical comedy drama. PG-13, 103 minutes. Playing Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 2 p.m. MUD – Two teens encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade bounty hunters on his trail and help him find his true love. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Sam Shepard star in this drama. PG-13, 130 minutes. Playing

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2013 2 p.m. THE HEAT – An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. This action-filled crime comedy stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy and Dermian Bichir. R, 117 minutes (Rated R for adult situations.) Playing Monday, October 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m. UNFINISHED SONG – A grumpy pensioner honors his recently deceased wife’s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build

bridges with his estranged son, James. Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave and Gemma Arterton star in this dramatic comedy. PG-13, 93 minutes. Playing Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 28, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 2 & 7:30 p.m. THE HANGOVER 3 – When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down M. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the lam. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis star in this comedy, R, 100 minutes (Rated R for adult situations.) Playing October 31, 2013, 7:30 p.m., (Continues in November.)

Ducks Run AMUCK! We have been asked by a resident, “Is it OK to feed the ducks?” NO! Feeding ducks causes them to lose their fear of humans; they become accustomed to being fed by residents and will approach people, sometimes becoming aggressive. There have been reported instances of residents being attacked by aggressive ducks, some of which are quite large. In addition, feeding them interferes with their natural diet and encourages them to remain in the area and continue to be a nuisance. The end result is that they swim and poop in the pools and make a mess everywhere. Duck feces is a health hazard and an inconvenience to everyone; particularly those who enjoy the pool facilities, as the pool area has to be closed, cleaned and the pool treated for feces. Remember – food in, equals something unpleasant out!

To solve the human equation, we need to add love, subtract hate, multiply good, and divide between truth and error. The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. ~ Janet Coleman


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C la s s if ie ds

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Revelations of a CVE Classroom Instructor Text By RICHARD RAVICH Photo by MARY ANN BRAUN

“H

omework? Homework? Homework!” “I haven’t done any homework in sixty years!” This was what I heard when explaining homework to my first class of CVE residents in the fall of 2008. The course was Current Affairs Roundtable, a bipartisan discussion class, exploring such issues as health care, voting rights, immigration, and Middle East peace talks. Having previously taught current affairs in an adult education school in Newton, Massachusetts, I was used to assigning reading materials on major topics which explore different sides of an issue. This took the form of short pro/con essays, featuring editorials and national columnists from leading liberal and conservative newspapers like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and websites like the Huffington Report and Fox News. I estimated it would take class members a short time to read the essays before they considered different sides of the issue to be discussed. I didn’t think I was asking too

much. As it turned out, neither did my students. Now, 18 six-week sessions later, after nearly 70 pro/con handouts, more than 300 class enrollees have accepted and even enjoy the homework assignments. In fact, the homework pro/cons are the highlight of each class meeting. Most class members tend to identify themselves as political moderates with somewhat conservative or liberal leanings. We have had outspoken conservatives, especially after the emergence of the Tea Party opposition to the passage of the Obama Care national health insurance bill. While the largest number of class members are U.S. residents, there have been many Canadian seasonal residents as well. This has greatly added to our class discussions. For example: Canadians shared their experiences with the Canadian’s national health care system when we debated Obama Care. Residents from American cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Milwaukee areas have been widely represented in our 312

enrollees. Toronto and Montreal are the most popular Canadian areas. The number of enrollees included 20 couples, both American and Canadian. Another welcome outcome of the eighteen semesters has been the number of residents that stuck with the course (and homework) over the years. One class member

has been with me for twelve semesters. Others number three with nine semesters, two with seven, three with six and four with five. The late winter session always has our largest enrollment. Last year 38 students debated issues during the late winter session. We ended the year with a small celebration

(see picture). Will there be homework during the upcoming nineteenth semester? You can count on it. (Editor’s note: the Reporter welcomes articles about CVE classes, their teachers and their students. We invite you to share your experiences with our readers.)

Celebrating the Current Affairs Roundtable final session are back row (l-r) Mel Hassan, Irene Alxelrod, Morrie Klein, Lorraine Klein, Myra Gorin, and Marvin Sanders. Front Row (l-r): Mary Ann Braun, Marlene Chmaji, Isaac Robin and Richard Ravich (instructor).


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CVE REPORTER

OCTOBER 2013

Century Village Theater Schedule

For a complete listing and information visit the Ticket Office. All shows subject to change/modification.


OCTOBER 2013

Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23 Nov 30

The Long Run: A Tribute to The Eagles Johnny Petillo Sal Richards Cavendish Presents: Puccini To Broadway Holly Lipton & Vic Arnell

Dec 7 Dec 11 Dec 14 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 21 Dec 28 Dec 31

Ballroom South Beach Style Frankie Pace Dave Heenan & Avery Sommers Guy Bavli: Dinner Show in the Party Room Michael Burstyn Jeff Norris Guitars On Fire: The Alex Fox Experience Daniel Bouchet

Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 8 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 15 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 29

Carol Woods Larry Marshak’s Tribute to The Platters Standing in the Shadows of The Four Tops Greg Bonham Paul Rodriguez Bravo Amici Julie Budd William Michals CVE-Deerfield Symphony I Scott Record The Untouchables Cavendish Presents: Something Wonderful Roy Clark

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Freddie Roman Frank & Barbra: The Concert That Never Was An Evening With La Cage Aux Folles Look! But Don’t Touch: The Totie Fields Story Tony Orlando CVE Mandolin Orchestra The Bronx Wanderers Elayne Boosler Fire & Rain: A Tribute to James Taylor Valarie Pettiford CVE-Deerfield Symphony II Martin Dubé

Mar 1 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 8 Mar 9 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 19 Mar 22 Mar 26 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30

Jay Siegel & The Tokens Jay and The Americans Lucie Arnaz Oh What A Night! Adbacadabra: A Tribute to ABBA Tony Lo Bianco: The Little Flower CVE Choraleers Robert Klein Unexpected Boys Clint Holmes David Brenner Jon Secada The Association Cavendish Presents: An Enchanted Evening The Sounds of The Drifters

Century Village Theater at Deerfield Beach

2400 Century Boulevard • Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 • www.cveevents.com

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Senior Driving

Know the warning signs of unsafe driving Issues with health Health problems don’t always mean that driving needs to be stopped, but they do require extra vigilance, awareness, and willingness to correct them. Some health problems include: ▪ Conflicting medications.

Certain medications or combinations of medications can affect senses and reflexes. Always check the label on medications and double check with your healthcare team if you are taking several medications or notice a difference after starting a new medication.

▪ Eyesight problems.

Some eye conditions or medications can interfere with your ability to focus your peripheral vision, or cause you to experience extra sensitivity to light, trouble seeing in the dark, or blurred vision. Can you easily see traffic lights and street signs? Or do you find yourself driving closer and closer, slowing by a sign to see it? Can you react appropriately to drivers coming from behind or to the side?

1500 E. Hillsboro Blvd. , Suite 210 Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Tel: 954.419.9632

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▪ Hearing problems.

If your hearing is decreasing, you may not realize you’re missing out on important cues to drive safely. Can you hear emergency sirens, or if someone is accelerating next to you, or honking the horn?

▪ Problems with reflexes and range of motion.

Can you react quickly enough if you need to brake suddenly or quickly look back? Have you confused the gas and brake pedals? Do you find yourself getting more flustered while driving, or quick to anger? Is it comfortable to look back over your shoulder or does it take extra effort?

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▪ Problems with memory.

Do you find yourself missing exits that used to be second nature, or find yourself getting lost frequently? While everyone has an occasional lapse, if there’s a pattern that is increasing, it’s time to get evaluated by a doctor.

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Issues on the road ▪ Trouble with the nuts and bolts of driving.

Do you see yourself making sudden lane changes, drifting into other lanes, braking, or accelerating suddenly without reason? How about failing to use the turn signal, or keeping the signal on without changing lanes?

▪ Close calls and increased citations. Red flags include

frequent “close calls” (i.e., almost crashing), dents and scrapes on the car or on fences, mailboxes, garage doors, and curbs. Increased traffic tickets or “warnings” by traffic or law enforcement officers. (but safe) walking shoes. Security will probably want them removed.

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Transportation Schedule

New East shuttle bus schedule in effect a s of Se pte mbe r 1, 2013

East Route: Sunday-only

East Route: Monday-Wednesday-Friday

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Weekend

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Weekly Leave CVE

Walmart

Sawgrass Promenade

N. Broward Medical Plaza

Sawgrass Promenade

Arrive CVE

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

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

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

9:20 10:05 10:50 11:45 12:20 1:05 1:50 2:35

9:30 10:15 11:05 11:50 12:30 1:15 2:00 2:45

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

Leave CVE

Festival Flea Market

Kosher Market

Aldi's Market

Walgreens Market

Arrive CVE

10:30 11:30 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30

10:45 11:45 12:45 1:45 2:45 3:45

11:00 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00

11:10 12:10 1:10 2:10 3:10 4:10

11:20 12:20 1:20 2:20 3:20 4:20

11:30 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30

East Route: Tuesday-only 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Weekly Leave CVE

Boca Center

Town Center

CVS Pharmacy

Arrive 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 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Weekly

Leave CVE 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 2:00

Festival Flea Market 9:15 10:15 11:15 12:15 1:15 2:15

Kosher Market 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 1:30 2:30

Aldi's Market 9:40 10:40 11:40 12:40 1:40 2:40

Walgreens

9:50 10:50 11:50 12:50 1:50 2:50

Arrive CVE 10:00 11:00 12:00 1:00 2:00 3:00

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekend

Boca Center

Town Center

CVS Pharmacy

Arrive 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

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. 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

East Route: Saturday (Town Center) Leave CVE

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.

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Durham A Best lake view in the village, all tiled, fully furnished, ready to move in $53,000.00 Markham J Lovely, ground floor, furnished, new a/c, clean, walk to pool and clubhouse $34,900.00 Westbury D 2nd floor, totally updated, all furnished, great location, walk to pool and plaza $39,900.00 Harwood B Enclosed patio, wood and tile floors $39,900.00 Durham A High-rise, 1st floor, tiled throughout, walk to clubhouse $44,900.00 Ventnor J One bedroom, one bath, garden view, close to Tennis and pool $27,000.00 Newport A Totally renovated kitchen, close to Powerline road and shopping $35,000.00 Newport L Furnished, newer white appliances, mirrored closet, enclosed patio $21,850.00 Newport L Furnished, newer appliances, mirror doors & walls, enclosed patio $21,850.00 Harwood C Gorgeous, move in condition, fantastic lake view, best location, close pool $44,900.00 Durham P Cozy, ready to move into, nicely furnished, carpet, close to pool and clubhouse $34,900.00 Ellesmere C Fantastic water view, beautiful 1BD/1BA, floating floor, steps to clubhouse $33,500.00 Keswick A One bedroom, walk to clubhouse, wood floors, building claims rentable $25,900.00 Newport R Laminate wood floors, move in condition, enclosed patio, 2 A/C’s units $26,500.00

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Grantham B 1BD/2BA, reduced, galley kitchen, beautiful lake view, near club $39,900.00 Cambridge G Lake view, renovated kitchen and baths, enclosed patio, close to clubhouse $47,900.00 Berkshire B First floor, close to clubhouse, panoramic view of park like setting $43,000.00 Cambridge F 4th floor, beautiful water view, furnished, across from clubhouse, close to plaza $49,000.00 Tilford V Corner, new patio windows, tiled, granite $48,000.00 Cambridge D Large bedroom, clean, relax on large patio $40,000.00 Cambridge A Nice, partially furnished, 2nd floor, clean, Large patio $36,000.00 Upminster F Corner, clean & bright, tile, encl patio, freshly painted, walk to pool & tennis $34,500.00 Prescott N 2nd floor, on water, carpet throughout, beautifully furnished, enclosed patio $39,900.00 Westbury E 2nd floor, all updated, beautiful water view $33,900.00 Cambridge A Most expensive upgraded unit, the very best we have to offer $85,000.00 Durham U Beautiful lake view, close to clubhouse, fully furnished, prime location $39,000.00 Oakridge B Water view, enclosed patio, great location, building claims rentable at this time $38,000.00 Prescott D Enjoy total luxury & comfort, beautiful water view from kitchen, open kitchen $59,000.00 Oakridge R Ground floor, totally furnished, tiled unit $49,900.00 Islewood A Canal and golf view, 2nd floor, picnic table outside $37,500.00 Newport U Beautiful lake view, fully furnished, enclosed patio, wood and tile $44,600.00 Newport I Corner, bright, clean, furnished, laminate wood floors, enclosed patio $39,900.00 Newport A Tile floors, remote ceiling fans, furnished, converted to stall shower $39,900.00 Swansea B New kitchen, stall shower, tiled, enclosed patio, price for a quick sale $43,000.00 Prescott M Water view, 2nd floor, fully furnished, enclosed patio, great location $39,900.00 Newport G Fantastic lake & preserve view, 2nd floor, furnished, galley kitchen $44,900.00 Cambridge D Gorgeous apartment, great water view, tile, decorated beautifully, must see $59,900.00 Tilford S Corner unit, renovated, large tile floors, beautifully painted, new stall shower $39,900.00 Newport Q Newly renovated bathrooms, new appliances, move in condition, unfurnished $37,500.00 Westbury F Great location, fantastic water view, across from plaza and pool, hi-rise $43,700.00 Islewood A 2nd floor, garden unit, great water view, across from pool, close to clubhouse $34,500.00 Cambridge E 3rd floor, Water view, move in condition, walk in shower, close to pool & club $55,000.00 Westbury C Corner, updated kitchen and bath, shower stall, 1st flr, walk to plaza, close to pool $42,900.00 Harwood D Water view, deluxe one bedroom, galley kitchen, ceramic tile, priced to sell $44,900.00 Newport B Well located, 1st floor, corner, furnished, renovated kitchen, near shopping $34,000.00 Durham S Water view, furnished, new shower stall, enclosed patio, close to clubhouse $44,900.00 Tilford G Fabulous unit, a must see, water view, furnished beautifully, bldg. claims rentable $59,000.00 Newport M Kitchen & bathrooms have been remodeled, tile flooring, fully furnished $46,000.00 Upminster C Furnished, 2nd floor, lift in building, building claims rentable, motivated seller $33,000.00 Westbury J Corner, updated kitchen, new stall shower, laminate & carpet floors, close to plaza$38,900.00 $49,000.00 Cambridge F 4th floor, great water view, furnished, encl patio, close to clubhouse Westbury J Walk to plaza, next to pool, patio has hurricane shutters $25,900.00 Berkshire A Great location, turn-key furnished, newer appliances, enclosed patio with sliders $59,900.00 $25,900.00 Westbury J Next to pool, walk to Century Plaza, great location Oakridge O Move in condition, tile floors, enclosed patio $52,700.00 Cambridge B Water view, furnished, tiled throughout, close to clubhouse, walk to plaza $55,900.00 Oakridge R Well maintained, furnished, carpet thru-out, new a/c in living room $31,900.00 Cambridge B Water view, new kitchen, enclosed patio, furnished $48,900.00 Cambridge A Top location, tile thru-out, updated open kitchen, shower stall $59,900.00 Newport U Galley kitchen, remodeled kitchen, tile thru-out, water view, motivated seller $49,900.00

2 Bed / 1.5 Baths

Upminster C Garden unit, nicely furnished, tiled throughout, building claims rentable Tilford Q Bright, airy, furnished, first floor, all tile, new appliances, ready to move in Tilford A Water view, totally updated, new furniture, steps to pool & tennis

Fo l lo w u s o n :

$52,000.00 $52,500.00 $64,900.00

Harwood D Newport Q Ellesmere A Ventnor Q Ventnor R Farnham A Prescott I Newport U Newport E Harwood D Harwood D Tilford P Prescott L Lyndhurst F Tilford U Durham H Tilford L Ellesmere B Harwood A Harwood F Markham G Newport T Cambridge C Harwood H Grantham E Grantham E Newport Q

Water view, ceramic tile thru-out, furnished, rentable building $54,900.00 Clean, furnished, garden view, close to pool, new hot water heater $48,750.00 Remodeled kitchen, & bathroom, tile & wood floors, golf view, close to club $65,000.00 Corner unit, half bath converted to 2 full baths $42,900.00 1st floor, tile thru-out, remodeled kitchen, quiet location $49,900.00 Corner, 1st floor, tile thru-out, renovated in 2004, newer appliances, must see $52,000.00 2nd floor, new kitchen, water view, rentable building, furnished $59,000.00 New kitchen, new bathrooms, beautiful lake view, seller very motivated $49,900.00 Renovated, open kitchen, tile, bathrooms redone, enclose patio $69,000.00 Waterview,½bathconvertedtostallshower,remodeledmasterbath,furnished $59,900.00 Water view, corner, bright and airy, nicely furnished, bldg. claims rentable $55,000.00 Beautifully renovated kitchen, tile on the diagonal, carpet in bedrooms $52,000.00 Beautifully renovated, on lake, tankless water heater, tile, new windows $54,200.00 Water view, close to pool and clubhouse, white appliances, make an offer $48,900.00 Updated, ready to move in, tile and wood, inside corner, this won’t last $58,000.00 Fantastic corner location, easy walk to clubhouse, rentable at this time $47,000.00 Corner, Water view, 2nd floor, quiet area, near west gate $42,500.00 Deluxe, golf view, half bath converted to stall shower, close to clubhouse $61,500.00 Corner, water, unfurnished,gardenunit,2ndfloor,great location,closeto pools $48,500.00 Deluxe apt, 2nd floor, partially furnished, enclosed patio, great water view $69,700.00 Corner, furnished, 2nd floor, desirable Markham area, tile, screen patio $52,500.00 Corner, furnished, new stainless steel appliances, 1st floor, water view $44,000.00 Remodeled kitchen, water view, walk to clubhouse $72,500.00 1st floor, tile thru-out, furnished, walk to pool $60,000.00 Pool in front, preferred building, newer a/c water heater $54,300.00 Completely remodeled, open kitchen, laminate wood floors, furnished $115,900.00 Water view, fully furnished, new hot water heater $130,000.00

2 Beds / 2 Baths Luxury Ventnor G Richmond F Oakridge V Oakridge F Lyndhurst J Oakridge F Ventnor H Farnham O Oakridge F Ventnor H Ventnor O Ventnor H Ventnor O Ventnor H Keswick C Ventnor H Cambridge C Ventnor G Harwood E

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Markham G Newport C Markham G Harwood E Islewood D Newport T Newport Q Durham H Newport T Upminster C Tilford F Markham C Farnham P Markham C Westbury K

Completely updated, open kitchen, magnificently furnished, enclosed patio $59,900.00 Luxury renovated condo, wood cabinets, SS appliances, tile thru-out $99,500.00 Luxury, 2nd floor, new appliances, wood floors, encl patio $89,900.00 Beautiful preserve view, tile thru-out, new appliances, next to pool $87,900.00 Golf view, ground floor, new a/c, new appliances $74,500.00 Location, Location, Location, next to pool, encl patio, furnished $63,900.00 Luxury, enclosed patio, golf view, newer a/c, fully furnished, move right in $69,900.00 Totallyremodeledunit,openkitchen,glassenclosedpatio,waterview,shutters $129,900.00 Remodeled kitchen, furnished, new carpeting thru-out, next to pool $95,000.00 Furnished, tile & carpet, newer a/c, expansive golf view, enclosed patio $58,900.00 Great location, all tiled except bedrooms, enclose patio, close to west gate $64,000.00 Mint condition, fantastic golf view, tiled, furnished, move in condition $79,900.00 Luxury, golf view, great location, tiled patio, close to pool, partially furnished $59,900.00 Penthouse Corner, move in condition, light & bright, partially furnished $59,900.00 1st floor, remodeled, all tile, close to pool, tennis and clubhouse $99,900.00 Luxury, panoramic view of golf course, unfurnished, all tile, new appliances $72,000.00 Prime location, water view, near clubhouse, remodeled kitchen, must see $72,500.00 1stfloor, renovatedkitchen,tile&woodfloors,enclosedpatio,parkat your door $85,000.00 Executive model, spectacular view, updated, marble flooring $141,900.00 One bedroom garden, 2nd floor, fully furnished, great location $700.00 2 bedroom, first floor, unfurnished, freshly painted. Park at your door $900.00 One bedroom garden, tastefully furnished, 2nd floor, great location $1,400.00 Executive unit, beautifully renovated, unfurn, fantastic lake view, annual rental $1,600.00 One bedroom 1.5 bath, tiled, hirise, 1st floor, pool, large lake view and patio $1,600.00 Corner, 2 bedrooms, newly furnished, pool in front, seasonal unit $1,800.00 Deluxe one bedroom, hi-rise unit, tile, beautifully furnished, warm and cozy $1,800.00 1st floor, 2 bedroom, close to pool, great location $1,800.00 Corner, 1st floor, furnished, seasonal, central air, 3 miles from the beach $1,700.00 1 bedroom, seasonal 2nd floor, lift in bldg, close to plaza, pool, & tennis $1,700.00 One bedroom, corner, beautifully furnished, first floor, near west gate $1,700.00 Beautifullyfurnished,2bedrooms,waterview,Updatedkitchen,enclosedpatio $2,000.00 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1st floor, open kitchen, tile thru-out, walk to pools $2,000.00 2 bedroom, ground floor, water view $2,000.00 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2nd floor, lift in building, tile thru-out, next to pool $1,650.00

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