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VOLUME 35, NUMBER 3

Veterans’ Day Concert Text and Photo By RICHARD ROSENZWEIG A gala patriotic concert featuring the American Legion Symphonic Band was sponsored by America’s Mom for Soldiers.  The concert was held at the Le Club Theater on November 9, to an enthusiastic audience of over 200 attendees. The Band was simply outstanding, playing symphonic orchestrations of not only military martial scores but also classical Gershwin and Broadway pieces. The Band was simply incredible for its sheer number of members and diversity of styles. I can still hear the ten trumpeters playing Trumpeters Lullaby by Leroy Anderson and the Band’s rendition of the Blue Tango, made popular by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston pops. I can promise you that the Band is planning a return engagement next year, and I will definitely be there!

American Legion Symphonic Band

Italian American Halloween Party Text By TONI PONTO Photos By LORI BENOIT The Italian American Club held its second annual Halloween Costume Party on

October 30 at the Activity Center which was scaringly decorated by Lee and Pepe

Martini, members of the Club. Many innovative, different costumes included a bride, vampires, sultans, bugs and flappers. There was dancing

and a costume contest where six prizes were given out for most original, funniest, prettiest, scariest, sexiest, and silliest. Rose Marie Rementeria,

along with her husband John and other members of the Club, did a great job of organizing this event. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Warm Wishes for a Merry Holiday Season from our Family to Yours!

~ The Reporter Staff

After a recent rain shower, Roger Crowe of Lyndhurst C, snapped this beautiful picture of a rainbow over CVE.


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Celebrations

Karaoke Party Text by JOSEPH D’AMBROSIO Photo by LORI BENOIT

The Italian American Club held a Karaoke Party at the CVE Activity Center which

was well attended by members and their guests. Participation was out-

standing, with many people singing their hearts out. We certainly have a lot of hid-

Man of the Year Text and Photo By SID BIRNS

Jack Frank, receives kisses from grandson Jordan and wife Rosaline, for being chosen Man of the Year. Jack Frank, of Grantham E, was chosen Man of The Year by the Senior Men’s Club of Cote St. Luc, Quebec. Frank, a WWII Royal Canadian Air Force veteran, now ninety years young, received the Men’s Club honor at its Gala Event at the new Cote St. Luc Aquatic and Community Center, where two hundred members and their wives were in attendance. Starting off the evening’s festivities were

guest speakers, Cote St. Luc Mayor, Anthony Housefather and Lawrence Bergman, MNA, D’Arcy McGee. They, along with Sidney Margles, President of the Men’s Club, presented the Man of the Year plaque to Jack Frank. As Man of the Year, Jack Frank’s  accomplishments are many. His contribution to the Men’s Club has been to bring all the news, all the activities and all of the things

of interest to the members of the club.  He is the editor, the photographer and the graphic artist for the Club’s Bulletin, which is sent out to all its four hundred plus members. The Bulletin keeps the members informed throughout the year as to what has happened and what is going to happen, especially for those members that cannot attend  the meetings. Jack became a member of

den talent in our club. We had solos and duets and even groups singing Italian songs.

the club back in 2001 and took over the Bulletin in 2004. Through his many artistic skills, he has made the Bulletin something of interest not only to the members but also to Mayor Anthony Housefather and his staff. Everyone looks forward to receiving the Bulletin. Going back a bit in time, another of Jack’s skills is magic.  He became hooked on magic after seeing Houdini perform when he was very young and that started him reading books and teaching himself how to do magic.  As his skill became professional, he performed in resorts like the Catskills, senior residences, the Laurentians, aboard cruise ships and wherever the call would come from to perform his magic, he would be there. You would think that with all this fun Jack was having, it would be enough for anyone. But not for Jack, who also became a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, which took him to many of the exotic ski areas around the world.  Jack has one son, two grandsons, one great granddaughter and one very beautiful, and very understanding wife, Rosaline.  She has been his inspiration and has stood beside him for all of his various undertakings.  Being the man that he is, I am sure there will be more things to do and to find that will peak Jack’s interest...the best is yet to come.

Many thanks to the Entertainment Committee for all their hard work in putting this party together.

Condo Docs/ By Laws/ Amendments Condo Docs: Includes: ByLaws, Declaration of Condominium and Amendments Responsibility: Each unit owner is responsible to give to the new owner, at closing, a set of these documents. Each unit owner should, at closing, be sure to obtain these documents from the seller – or obtain reimbursement for the approximate cost of replacing them. They can be obtained from any title company, such as, Bailey & Woodruff Title Co. Tel. 954571-7919 for a fee. The cost is $35. Any questions or concerns? Call COOCVE office to speak to a COOCVE Officer.


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Respiratory Support By ELLEN J. KAMHI, Ph.D., R.N. Respiratory ailments can range in severity from mildly annoying to fatal, and can affect all ages, from infants to the elderly. Several symptoms are common for acute respiratory ailments, including fever, headache, fatigue, weakness, stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, chest discomfort and cough. Chronic respiratory ailments are also common, such as asthma, allergies and chronic bronchitis. As with all health imbalances, the best place to “nip the problem in the bud” is by attempting to determine the cause. In the case of acute respiratory problems, infections are often involved. These conditions may be decreased in occurrence or severity by simple activities such as proper and regular hand washing, and assisting the immune system with a good diet and regular sleep. More chronic conditions may be linked to genetic weakness, but can often be avoided or controlled by dietary monitoring. The most universal “dietary devils” are dairy and wheat products. Most people who suffer from chronic respiratory conditions would be helped by totally eliminating these two food groups from the diet. In addition, individualized food allergy testing can be greatly beneficial to determine other foods that may be influencing an individual, such as eggs, citrus and soy. Many people run to their physicians to get antibiotics when they have a minor respiratory ailment such as a cold. Actually, all doctors should do a test called a ‘cul-

ture and sensitivity’ before prescribing any antibiotic. This is for several reasons. First of all, different microorganisms can be eradicated by different antibiotics, so just using a “one size fits all,” is the incorrect approach. In addition, many respiratory infections are due to viruses and not bacteria. In this situation, the use of antibiotics is ineffective and in addition, the overuse of antibiotics is the main cause in the rapid evolvement of resistant strains of microorganisms. This dangerous trend is causing an increase in hospital deaths, as well as many other serious health issues. At the first sign of a cold, or even before one gets started, consider gargling with hot salt water two to three times per day. Also, make lemon tea by squeezing half a lemon into a cup of hot water. Add a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Herbs can be a beneficial adjunct to an overall health program to help support respiratory wellness. There are several herbs that have been used traditionally to strengthen the lungs. These include Elecampane, Coltsfoot, Hyssop, Goldenseal, Bayberry and Cayenne. These are available as single herb formulas, and in a useful combination called Broncitone™ (from Nature’s Answer®), which synergistically combines all of these potent herbs in an “all-in-one” proprietary blend kosher formula (alcohol-free liquid or vegetarian capsule) and is an ideal supplement to include as part of an overall respiratory health program.

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Key herbs include: Elecampane (Inula helenium): Elecampane is high in inulin, and has been historically used as a medicine in traditional herbalism. It acts as an expectorant, and is chiefly used for coughs, bronchitis and other pulmonary complaints, including chronic illnesses such as asthma. Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara): The latin name for Coltsfoot, Tussilago, translates to “cough dispeller”. Ancient use of this herb has led to it being referred to as the “best herb” for lungs. The British Pharmacopeia recommended the use of Syrup of Coltsfoot for chronic bronchitis. It has expectorant, demulcent and tonic properties. Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis): Hyssop is an aromatic herb that contains aromatic oils, which act as a mild stimulant and expectorant. It is especially useful to help loosen thickened mucous secretions that cause congestion

in the respiratory system. Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis): Goldenseal has been used by traditional herbalists for upper respiratory infections, and soothes the mucous membranes due to its astringent properties. Goldenseal has two primary alkaloids, berberine and hydrastine. Bayberry (Myrica cerifera): Bayberry has been used as a gargle, especially for inflammation of the throat. It has astringent and stimulant properties.

Athletic Schedule

Century Village East December 5th 2011 thru April 1st 2012

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

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Health Club All Levels

Tuesday

Line Dance Senior Fitness &Weights

Zumba Line Dance Senior Fitness &Weights

Chi-Gung

Chair Yoga

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9:15 Indoor Aquacise

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Arthritic Aquacise

Relax with Yoga Low Impact Aerobics

Tai-Chi

Balance

Line/ Tap Dance Pilates Yoga Stretch

Chair Yoga

Friday

Saturday

Body Toning & Weights

Body Toning & Weights

Easy Stretch Low Impact Aerobics

Pilates

Low Impact Aerobics

Zumba Senior Fitness &Weights

Low Impact Aerobics

Yoga Stretch

Zumba

Body Toning &Weights

Tai-Chi

Intermediate Belly Dance

Party Room All levels

Ball Sculpt

Pilates

Aquatic Schedule All Levels

Low Intermediate Aerobics Body Toning &Weights

Aquacise

Arthritic Aquacise Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

Aquacise

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Aquacise

Swimming Lessons

Indoor

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Beginner Belly Dance

Arthritic Aquacise Aquacise

11:00-1:00

Low Impact Aerobics

Chair Stretch

Low Ball Sculpt Intermediate Aerobics Body Toning Pilates &Weights

12:00 Indoor

Easy Stretch Low Impact Aerobics

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9:15 Outdoor 10:15 Outdoor

Thursday

Low Impact Aerobics

Yoga Stretch

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Wednesday

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Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens): Cayenne is a hot pepper that contains a substance known as capsaicin. It is used for many conditions in herbal medicine, including pain reduction and improved circulation. Cayenne is often added to combination formulas to help circulate the other herbs in the formula so they reach their target area. 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 is available for group presentations, answers consumer questions at www. naturesanswer.com and has a private practice. Dr. Kamhi will be lecturing in Century Village on Tues, Feb 7, at the (CUNY) Alumni Group, 7 p.m. in GPA. All residents are welcome. www.naturalnurse. com. 800-829-0918.

Swimming Lessons Arthritic Aquacise

Arthritic Aquacise

*Schedule is subject to change *See instructor schedules on the Athletic Bulletin Board


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Helpful Health Hints By DR. NORMA LOCKER Natural Prevention and Treatment of Colds.

*Keep your spirits high to avoid depression which can compromise your immune system. Most colds are contracted when your immunity is at a low level. Try to avoid becoming agitated or overly emotional about anything. Meditate to achieve peace of mind. (Enroll in my class From Negative to Positive with Mind Power to experience a unique meditation technique and to learn how to manage stress, heal yourself and change your life.)  *Eat a well-balanced diet, free of junk foods and fast foods. Introduce more fresh, raw natural foods into your daily regimen. If you cannot tolerate raw fruits and veggies steam them lightly so you’re at least deriving some of their benefit.   *Vitamin C, ingested daily from citrus fruits or dietary supplements, helps strengthen your immunity system. *Beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A in your body is another immunity system booster. Yellow, orange, red and dark green

fruits and veggies contain beta-carotene. *Green tea has immunesystem boosters which help fight off viruses. Steeped for three to five minutes, green tea has been shown by studies, to be the best food source of catechins, plant compounds that halt oxidative damage to cells. *Echinacea, if taken within the first day or two of symptoms, may shorten the duration of a cold. Follow directions on the bottle.  *Grapes and grape juice are effective anti-viral aids.  *Zinc lozenges may reduce inflammation of membranes associated with sore throats. They can also boost your immune response. If you are taking a zinc supplement, forgo it while using the lozenges. Do not overdose on zinc. Follow the directions on the bottle carefully.  *Alpha CF a homeopathic remedy by Boericke & Tafel, in pill or liquid form, if taken at the first symptom of a cold or scratchy throat can prevent a cold or flu from taking hold. Follow the directions implicitly and take it 15 to 30 minutes

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Ask the Doctor By DR.VIRGINIA MCINTOSH

after food or peppermint flavoring. I use the tablet form and it’s been working for me for years.  *Elderberries are loaded with antioxidants. At the first sign of flu-like symptoms take a spoonful of elderberry syrup.  *A teaspoon of powdered or crushed ginger, a teaspoon of honey, and a dash of lemon juice in a cup of chamomile tea taken at least four times a day, can heal a sore or scratchy throat.  *A teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a teaspoon of crushed or powdered garlic in a cup of tea can loosen chest congestion. Add honey to

sweeten. *Inhale steam infused with a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil, or irrigate nasal passages with a saline rinse for a stuffy nose and/or sinus congestion. *Wash hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds and frequently. If your home has been invaded by cold or flu viruses, disinfect all areas that have been touched with alcohol. Hand sanitizers are okay if used in moderation. Learn to hug instead of shaking hands. Hugging has many other therapeutic values also. You can say, “Sorry, I don’t shake hands. May I hug you instead?”

Can Osteoporosis be prevented? E. Tobgy Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones and increases the risk of fractures. It’s often called the silent disease because there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Symptoms occurring late in the disease include bone pain, fractures with little or no trauma and stooped posture (kyphosis). In general, osteoporosis affects postmenopausal women but men with certain risk factors may develop it as well. Three factors that are essential for healthy bones are: adequate amounts of calcium, adequate amounts of Vitamin D and regular exercise. Abstaining from cigarette smoking and limiting alcohol consumption also helps to prevent osteoporosis. All females 65 years or older should get a bone density test to screen for osteoporosis. For females younger than 65 and males with certain risk factors, your doctor will evaluate your risk factors and determine if the test is indicated. Please submit any and all questions via the Reporter. Thank you.


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Active CVE Republican Club New and regular members call for updated meeting information. Call or fax Ron Goldfarb at 954596-5198. AMIT (Americans for Israel and Torah) meets the second Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the General Purpose Room G, September to May. For information, call Norma at 954-428-2386 or 954-571-8673. AMIT Children, Golda Meir Chapter of Deerfield Beach is holding a Saturday night lecture on December 17 at 8 p.m. in the Activity Center. Featured speaker is Barry Chamish, noted Israeli journalist, speaking on the topic: Who Killed Yitzhak Rabin. There will be refreshments after the presentation. The cost is $18 or $25 to be a sponsor. Books will be available for sale. For tickets and information call Ruth Berkovils at 954-428-5788. Art Club of CVE meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (November thru April) from 10 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse Room GP-A. Membership is $15. Come see our interesting programs; join our trips & exhibitions; look up our web site at http://artclubofcve. site.voila.fr/. Artists and nonartists are welcome. Don’t miss our Best of the Village Art Expo on Sat., March 3 and Sun., March 4, 2012. For information, call Claudette Roberge, President (November 2011 through April 2012), at 954-428-1005 or email us at artclubofcve@yahoo.com. Astronomy Club begins its meetings in November. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., in General Purpose Room E. For information, call Jerry at 954-428-9381 or Norma at 954-480-8938. Bereavement Group meet and gain support and understanding from others who have experienced loss of a loved one. Learn tools to cope with the grief experience healing and live life again. Meets every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon in GP-G. For information call Laura Durant, LCSW, 954-7775300, ext. 3041.

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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.

Chabad of Deerfield Beach Shabbat services are held on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 201 South Military Trail (back gate access from Century Village.) Torah study is on Wednesday evening Bible Study Group meets every from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Clubhouse from 1 For holiday information and p.m. to 3 p.m., in General Purpose additional events and classes, Room E. Study the old and new please call the Shul at 954-422testaments. All welcome. For further 1835, email ChabadDeerfield@ information, call Cora Woodman, aol.com or check our website at 954-421-2789 or Marion Rosenthal www.ChabadDeerfield.com. at 561-865-1128. Choraleers CVE produced and Billiards Ladies and Gentlemen, directed by Bill Weinhaus, meets your tables are waiting. Come in every Wednesday, 10 a.m. in the and enjoy the great game of pool. Clubhouse Party Room starting If you are a beginner and require November 2, 2011. We rehearse for instructions, Martin Feldman will a once a year concert in our theater. be glad to help. Contact him at 954- If you enjoy singing, join us. For information, call Esther at 954-421419-9477. 8815, Shirley at 954-426-2107 or Amalia at 954-426-3661. Bowling Club of CVE meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at City University of New York Strikes of Boca (formerly Boca (CUNY) Alumni Club meets on the Bowl,) Town Center Rd. and first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Military Trail. All welcome. in the Clubhouse in General Purpose Come join us and have fun. For Room A. All CUNY graduates and information, call Nelson at 561- their spouses are welcome. We 865-3864. have interesting programs and field Broward Council of Na’Amat USA (formerly Pioneer Women) meets fourth Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Na’Amat Council office, 1721 N. State Road 7, Suite H, Margate. For information, call 954327-0770.

CVE Interfaith Prayer hotline: 954-571-1763, continuing the work of the late Geri Hope, has Catholic and Jewish residents praying in their own homes from the same prayer list page. Call the Prayer line at any time to request prayers for yourself or others. Requests may be anonymous. Just state the specific need, with the name or initials of the person needing prayer. Miracles still happen. For information, call Mary Anne Surrette at 954-734-0095. CVE Magic Club Monday, 2 p.m., discussions Magic Learning, speakers, discuss magic, conventions, demonstrations. For information, call 954-698-9334. CVE Mandolin Orchestra now meets every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse General Purpose Room. Musicians who can play cello, viola or clarinet are invited. For further information, call Vincent Zappi at 954-428-1794.

CVE Sewing Club meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Sewing Room. For further information, call Rita at 954trips. For information, call Norma 571-1645. at 954-480-8938 or Rosalie at 954427-1593. CVE Shuffleboard Club meets first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. Clubhouse Bingo every to 12 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Room Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Party A, located on the second floor. Room. It is new and exciting Membership of $7 entitles you to and lots of fun. Only dabbers are free coffee and donuts, free lessons, used; no more chips. A six pack use of club equipment, open play sells for $3, the Early Bird and all season and social events. Call Bingo Special $1. The Early Bird Secretary Shelia Guernard at 954and Bingo Players Special each 428-9822 or email Larry Norris at pay $75. Bingo will be played all hlnorris@comcast.net.

Broward Homebound Program Your donations will enable elderly and disabled residents to live independently at home with dignity. For further information, call Sharon year. For more information, call Ross at 954-786-2484. Judy at 954-421-2580. Catholic Social Club For Cornerstone Community information, call Mary Ann Braun Baptist Church Pastor Bret M. at 954-571-2266. Lovitz, Worship Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday School 9:45 Century Camera Club Fall a.m., Wednesday Service 7 p.m., meetings start Tuesday, November CCBC Youth Group 1 p.m. and 3 1. Meetings will be the first and third p.m., For information, call 954Tuesday of each month through 421-2530. April, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room GP-F Clubhouse. Learn more, CVE Duplicate Bridge Club. share, critique, take photo trips and Games Monday, Tuesday and help plan more. For information Saturday, 12 p.m. in the Clubhouse, call Patty Bender @ 908-477-7811. Card Room B. For information, call Irving Ruga at 954-698-9741. Century Juniors Club of CVE CVE Fishing Club Salt & Active, couples only, social club accepting new members. For Fresh water fishing. For more information, call Harriet at 954- information, call Lucky Mel at 954684-6881. 426-3008.

CVE String Chamber Group is open to capable musicians. Come and get a musical workout year round on Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the mezzanine (third floor of Clubhouse) Music Library office next to elevator. For information, call Blanche at 954-426-4513. CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild supports our Symphony Orchestra. We are urging you to participate in our fundraising efforts. Meet the Board of the CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild at their meeting open to the public. You will be rewarded with a wonderful musical program. Details of these fund-raisers can be found in the flyer in the staff office, or in the guild’s column in this Reporter or on Channel 99. Become a


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member of the Guild. Support your orchestra! For further information contact President Bea Guccione at 954-426-3540. For membership in the Guild contact Kitty Cole at 954360-7956. CVE Symphony Orchestra Our 65 member orchestra practices on Sunday mornings during the season. We perform one concert, each month, from December through March, including professional soloists. We are looking to add more violinists. If you are an experienced string player and would like to join us, please call Mary Ellen at 561395-5645. CVE Volleyball Club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. and beyond, next to tennis court. All invited. Contact Max Amichai Heppner 954-903-0567. Email: Maxamichai@comcast.net. Dance With Us for Folk and Line Dancing meets on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Club. No Charge. For information, call Gloria 954-480-6474 or Jerry 954-698-9240. Deerfield Beach Computer Club has resumed its popular classes on Friday’s from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The DBCC meets from September till May, except holidays at Westside Park, 445 SW 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach. For further information, contact Barry at 954-725-9331 or Jules at 954-570-9470 or visit the club website at www.db-cc.org. Deerfield Beach Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Activities Center. Stimulating political discussions. All invited. Refreshments served. For information, call Bernie Parness, President at 954-415-5658. Deerfield Progressive Forum meets Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, in Le Club for lecture/discussion sessions on political, economic and social issues. For information, call Roz Bloom at 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 954-4216097 to set up an appointment. District 65 U.A.W. (formerly South Florida Retirees) meets every third month on the third Tuesday of the month, 12 noon, at the Activity Center. Updated reports will be made on the 65 Security Plan. Please attend and bring new members. For further information, call Pearl Hill at 954-421-7776.

District Council 37 Retirees Next meeting held at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33436. For information, call Chairman Vincent Socci at 561451-3643.

Italian-American Club, your heritage, meets the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Join us for fun. Some of our functions: Pizza Parties, Picnics (the Italian way), Trips, Lunch/Dinner Theatre, Guest Egyptology Club meets for Speakers and more. Contacts all group study, discussion and videos year: Lena Radicella at 954-428every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., in 2184, Lucille Carlucci at 954-421General Purpose Room C. Future 2406 and Toni Ponto at 954-428meetings will concentrate on the 0286. JOIN, JOIN, JOIN. history, culture and art of Ancient Egypt. The club will continue with Jet Setters-The Jet Setters Singles the video lectures by Dr. Bob Brier. Club is now in its third successful For further information, call Golda year. The club was started for at 954-360-7377. widows, widowers and singles in Century Village to meet and find Emunah of America meets third new acquaintances to enrich their Wednesday every month at 12 noon lives. We host bus trips, places of in the Young Israel Synagogue in interest, shows, beach luncheon Century Plaza. Light lunch and parties and offer many exciting interesting program. All cordially monthly activities. The Jet Setters welcome. For information about Singles Club allows our CVE this chapter, call Ina Ciocca at 954- singles to enjoy life again after a 360-0740 or Selma at 954-427- spouse passes away. We are a kind, 8674 or Pearl at 954-426-0189. friendly group so come join us. The club meets the third Monday of the Friends of Deerfield Beach month in Music Room B starting Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro December 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. For Blvd. Free tour of the Arboretum more information call Shirley, 954every Friday at 10 a.m., and the first 421-2567 or Sandi, 954-725-5895. Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Seminars held at 7 p.m. in recreation Jewish War Veterans Post room of Constitution Park. All seminars followed with an auction and Auxiliary 265 meets the featuring plants, herbs and trees third Sunday of the month in the from our nursery. Refreshments Activity Room C behind Le Club served. All invited. Volunteers at 10:30 a.m. Show your support needed to help spread mulch, weed of our troops by joining and getting and participate in planting activities. involved in our numerous programs For further information, call 954- benefitting our armed forces. We need more JWV of Korea and 480-4494. Vietnam wars. For information, Hadassah Deerfield Beach call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or meets monthly on the third Shirley Goldstein at 954-480-8716 Monday at noon in Activity Room or Mickie Maurer at 954-570-6342 B at the rear of Le Club. Use bus or Ralph Bell at 954-590-2965. No. 5. Interesting programs! For The homeless veterans, both men information, call Minerva Katz and women, in South Florida are at 954-427-9902 or Adele at 954 part of the “wages of war.” Those 427-4970. of us who were fortunate enough to go comparatively unscathed Hispanic Club meets on the through the battles, both at home second Sunday of each month in and abroad, owe them a debt. Room B at the Activity Center This post is conducting a clothing from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our dues drive to aid them. They need: are $6 per year. Come and meet blankets, new underwear and socks, new friends and help us plan club toiletries, outerwear, shoes, rain activities. For information, call Ana gear and whatever else you think of at 954-427-6033 or Jane at 954that will help. Please, all items must 421-5584. be clean and in wearable condition, El Club Hispano se reune el not torn or dirty. All items collected segundo Domingo de cada mes en will be delivered to the Veterans el Salon B del Activity Center de Center in West Palm Beach by us. 2:30 a 4:00 de la tarde. Las cuotas Just a phone call to 954-590-2965 son $6 anuales. Unase a nosotros y will bring a prompt reply to your haga nuevas amistades y ayundenos call. This post would like to increase a planificar actividades. Para mas its membership. If you are a veteran informacion llamen a Ana al 954- of any war and are interested, please contact us at the above number. 424-6033 o Jane al 954-421-5584.

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to Stitch,” come and have fun and make someone happy. Call Florence 954-698-9421. Kosher Singles a new club for dining, travel and day trips. Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room B, first floor. For more information call 954-698-9334. L’Alliance Francophone CVE Join more than 800 Frenchspeaking residents of the Village, mostly snowbirds from Canada. The association was established in 1995, offering great activities. For information, call Reine Larouche at 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. L’Alliance Francophone of CVE Si vous parlez Français, joignezvous aux 800 personnes déjà membres de notre association. Nous avons de nombreuses activitès tres diversifièès a vous proposer. Pour toute information, appeler Reine Larouche 954-420-9649 or Pierre Laliberte 954-427-9839. Lapidary Club members only, work every Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Lapidary Room. Supervisor must be present. Sessions will be added as needed. For information, call Walter Reich at 954-421-6875 or Victor Goldring at 954-418-2174. Let’s Talk meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month, 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse, Room N. Discussions, daytrips, films will be topics of the day. For further information, call Gladys at 954421-9232 or Irene at 954-418-9156. Lois Meet Lois Introductions are easy at the meetings of the Lois Club, where membership across the nation is solely on a first name basis. The premise of the club seems to take hold because the name, while popular in the 1930s and ‘40s went out of style. Lois’ say they don’t often encounter others with the same name, so when they do, they’re drawn together. The South Florida Lois Club is fascinating to see how similar we are. Those interested in joining our Lois Club are welcome. For further information call Lois R. 954-425-6922, organizer.

Marie’s Cabaret If you like to sing, tell stories and have humor to relate, come visit Marie’s Cabaret every Monday at 6:45 p.m. in Music Room A or the GPA Room in the Clubhouse. Also, if you play the Knitting Club of CVE meets piano or any other instrument, we Independent Living meets in the Clubhouse the first Wednesday of every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 welcome you. Visit us, and enjoy each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in p.m. in the Sewing Room at the an evening of pleasure along with the elevator alcove near the theater. Clubhouse. We welcome beginners meeting new friends. For further For further information, contact and experienced knitters and information call Herb Krasner 954Jodi at 954-722-6400. crocheters. If you have an “Itch 425-7009.


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Mended Hearts Cardiac Support Group, an affiliate of the American Heart Association, meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Heart Healthy Snacks will be served. Open to all cardiac patients and their families in the community. Located at 7300 Del Prado Circle South, Boca Raton. For information call 561392-3000. Na’Amat USA ,Negev/Gila Chapter (Century VillageDeerfield Beach) For information about this organization, call Kitty Cole at 954-360-7956 or Marjorie Moidel at 954-970-8609. National Council of Jewish Women. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse, Room N, at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of each month. All welcome, nonsectarian. Future Events: December 2 (Friday). Paid up member luncheon, Club House Party Room. February 6 (Monday) Card Party at the Forum. Call Julia 954-428-1602. For all other information call Sylvia 954421-8870 or Betty 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, call Shelly Baskin at 954-428-0634. Newbies Come and meet new people interested in social activities, dinners and trips. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month starting December 6, 2011 in Room G in the Clubhouse. For further information call Rebecca, 954426-0469, New York number 914-779-3467 or Jackie, 954596-4916, New York number 631-979-0875.

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at Centura Park Clubhouse, 2395 N. W. 36th Ave., Coconut Creek. Keep informed of your pensions and medical benefits. For information, call 561-479-2149. North East Focal Senior Center: Adult Day Care service, Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss. Contact Mary Jo Bodnick, Case Manager at 954-480-4463. Yoga Lite every Monday at 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance lessons every Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Enhance Fitness Program, Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 12 noon to 1 p.m. ($10 donation per month) “Hot Topic” discussions every Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Open Water Color Painting class every Wednesday at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Self Empowerment support group every Wednesday at 12 noon to 1 p.m.; Line Dancing ($4 donation) for beginners/ intermediate, every Friday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Beginner Computer lessons offered one-on-one at $40 for six one-hour lessons. Contact Michelle Flower at 954-480-4447 and assist in Floral Arrangements. Volunteer opportunities; Contact Claire Riccardi 954-480-4447. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 5201 N. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, Fl. Daily Mass Monday to Friday, 9 a.m., Saturday Vigil 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. by Rev Kenneth Whittaker. For further information, call 954-421-3246. Philadelphian and Neighbors Club Meetings third Tuesday of every month from October to March, Room N, at 1 p.m. in the Clubhouse. Greet old and new friends. For information, call Irene Axelrod at 954-418-9156 or Lena Alexander at 954-429-2865.

Ping Pong Club-Intermediate/ Advanced Ping Pong Players wanted for doubles and singles New Covenant Church on the games. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily. Lake Celebration Service every Come or call Rudy Mozny 954Sunday morning at 10 a.m., with 421-4299. continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study every Poetry Study & Discussion Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. Group Poetry heals! It can relieve with children/student ministries boredom, anxiety, depression, available. Dinner is served loneliness and more. Come and see. beginning at 5:30 p.m. For further The group meets Mondays 2 p.m. information, call the church office to 4 p.m. For more information, call at 954-781-3170. Howard at 954-571-7148. 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.

Practice Spanish Club Meets Mondays 12:30 to 2 p.m. (all year) in the Clubhouse Elevator Alcove on the theater level. For information, call Mary Feldman at 954-419-9477. Red Hatters Club JCP Red Hatters meet the second Wednesday

of each month in the Clubhouse. Monthly outings planned. Requirement for membership is a Red Hat and Purple Dress, Blouse, Pants, etc. must be worn on outings. For more information, phone Josephine Privitera at 954425-7026. Russian Club will be meeting every third Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the home of Galina Baraz, 2064 Ventnor P. For further information, contact Galina at 954-428-3870.

shows & theaters, weekends away & mystery trips. All couples of any age are welcome. Don’t waste another minute. For information call Lillian at 954-360-2941. Social Singles If you are 70 years old or younger and feeling young at heart, Social Singles is the club for you. We are a club that enjoys going to shows, museums, nature outings and more. We dine at local restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Our meetings are held the second Monday of the month in the Clubhouse at 7 p.m., Room G. For more information, please call Sheila at 954-725-1521 or Irene 954-571-5004.

Saint Ambrose Catholic Church Pastor Rev. Bryan Dalton, Daily Masses 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Saturday morning Vigil Masses 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., Sunday Masses Softball Players now forming 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 Century Village teams. No age noon, 6 p.m., Confessions Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., limitations. Call William Brooker For information, call the church at at 561-702-2001. 954-427-2225. South Florida Gold Coast Senior Support Group We are Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis here to give the support you need. We support group meets on the second pledge confidentiality. Thursdays, 2 Saturday each month at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Room C in the Clubhouse. at the North Broward Medical Provided by the Center for Group Center, I-95 and Sample Road. For Counseling, sponsored by the information, call Gladys or Evelyn United Way of Palm Beach County. at 954-429-0455. For more information call 561-483South Florida Harmonica 5300. Center for Group Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road, just south of Club Do you play the harmonica? Would you like to play in an Palmetto Park Road. active harmonica group? We are a Senior Volleyball for men and performing harmonica club, often women on Mondays, Wednesdays playing gigs. Our audience tells us and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. that we are their best entertainment. at the Volleyball Court, next to We meet at the North West Focal the main tennis courts back of the Point Senior Center on Wednesday Clubhouse. Everyone who attends afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. plays. Call Max at 954-903-0567, The center is located at 6009 N.W. Email: Heppnershanamax@aol.com. 10th Street in Margate, Fl. 33063. Please call Sam at 954-421-5792 or Sisterhood of Young Israel Bea at 954-426-3540. of Deerfield Beach meets at the Stained Glass Club meets Synagogue the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. There will be on the first Wednesday of every no meetings during the summer. month until April at 10 a.m. in the Gift Shop now open Monday, Clubhouse Stained Glass room. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. For further information, call Harry Everyone welcome. For further Liner at 954-426-4853. information, call Helen Hagler at Stock Market Discussion Club 954-360-9939 or Tobi Kleiman at meets the first and third Monday 954-725-3776. each month at 10 a.m., Room N. Sisterhood of Temple Beth Exchange information about stocks, Israel meets on the second Thursday mutual funds, ETF’s and bonds. For further of each month at 11:30 a.m. A No fee involved. mini lunch is served followed by information, call Janine at 954-428an interesting program. For further 2303 or Hortense at 954-429-1604. information, call the Temple office Talking Book Club the JBL at 954-421-7060. Library, in conjunction with the Low Sixty-five Social Club Come Vision Group in CVE, is forming a join us with a social club that has monthly Talking Book Club. Each been in existence for a long time. participant will receive the same If you are a couple & like to be audio book. A representative for the active & enhance your life style, JBL Library will facilitate the book our club affords the opportunities discussion once a month. The group of meeting new friends, going on will meet the second Tuesday of the many different cruises, experiencing month at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse, many restaurants, as well as day Music Room B. For information, trips to museums, casino gambling, call Marilyn Ball 954-360-9074.


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Tai-Chi The class will be on For information, call the office at Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 954-421-7060. p.m. in Exercise Room at Clubhouse Temple B’nai Shalom (Reform) with instructor, Terry. Come join Services are conducted every our class and get rid of stress. Friday at 8 p.m. in the Activity Temple Beth Israel is a Center by Rabbi Alton M. Winters Conservative, Egalitarian and Cantor Gary Sherman. Oneg Congregation, which has a Minyan Shabbat follows services every on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 week. For additional information, a.m. Cantor Irvin Bell conducts call President Marvin Schmier, Friday evening services the first 954-570-3316. and third Friday of the month at The Theosophical Society of 7:30 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. He also conducts Saturday Deerfield located at 831 SE 9th morning services which are held Street, phone number 954-420at 9 a.m., followed by a Kiddush. 0908 offers a free Sunday Speaker’s Florine Rosenfield will accompany Forum every week from 3:30 p.m. the Cantor at the keyboard. The to 5 p.m. In addition, we have Cantor’s lecture series will take many interesting classes during place the first Wednesday of the the day and evenings, also without month beginning December 7th charge. To obtain a free quarterly through May 2, 2012. The Temple bulletin, call the lodge at the above has a circulating library of books number or Lillian Mayer, a CVE in Judaica and current best sellers. resident, for more information, The library also has an ongoing about specific classes we offer at book sale. Hours are Monday to 954-360-7080. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Village Vagabonds Jazz band plays Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Music Room A from November until April. For information, call Ted at 954-428-0578. United Federation of Teachers/ Retired Teachers Chapter Meetings at Temple Anshei Shalom, W. Atlantic Ave. West of Jog, Delray. For further information, call Hilda Cohen at 954-428-6805. United Club No. 7 (Retirees of ILGWU & ACTWU) meets on the first Thursday or first Saturday of each month in the Clubhouse, Room N at 1 p.m. For information, call Bea Jacobs at 954 427-2133 or Ann Jackson (after 3 p.m.) 954721-5789.

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Waves (Navy Gals) Meets every month on the first Saturday at 12 noon at the Olive Garden on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. For further information, call Eunice Westin at 954-427-7119. We Care of CVE still available for supplies (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. only.) Contact Barbara Brown at 954-574-9675. Women Marines Association Membership is open to women who serve or have served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Marine Reserves. Many people are not aware of our existence. For information, call Ruth Beisner at 954-428-1637.

Workmen’s Circle, Branch United Order True Sisters All 1051 meets at 1 p.m. on the first welcome. For information contact Wednesday at south County President Marilyn Asner, 954-427- Civic Center on Jog Rd. For 0461 or Betty Swinkin, Membership information, call Miriam Guz at 561-495-7378. Chairperson, at 954-570-9526.


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The Sporting Life

Tennis is a “Love” Game By RACHEL GRECO I remember years ago in the days of Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs, when tennis went through a very popular period. As I recall, the game lost popularity for a while and many people took up golf. Back in the New York area, tennis courts were empty, but I waited for hours, even with a tee time to play golf.  So much for that, as tennis here in Century Village seems to go on forever. The players prove this fact. Some of the snowbirds asked me, “Did you guys play in the summer in all that heat?” We sure did, as crazy as it seemed. It was hot, hot, hot with lots of humidity. We showed up every

morning from 7:30 until about 9:30. If everyone had rung out their soaking wet clothing, it would have flooded the court. We played as if it was normal weather, with the same fervency as we did in the winter months. Some days we went out after a nice rain and the dedicated players mopped and swept so they could play.  Before I forget to mention, the senior-senior team with guys from 85 to 92 played every day from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. (maybe that’s the real secret of longevity.)  Faithful Mark, our tennis pro, showed up everyday with his following, and these die-hards played all summer long. They truly enhanced

their game by the end of the summer. Actually, Mark, who sometimes filled in when things were a touch slow, enhanced his game also, just kidding but his smile was bigger than ever. Mark’s players left there everyday with happy and invigorated feelings. Oh, they were soaked too!  We lost two members of our tennis family this summer; Alan Steinberg’s passing was very sudden and John Chiorazzi fought a two year battle with cancer. They will be sorely missed by all.  There were those too who had just a few complaints about the glare on the courts. The screens were raised high above the fences, in case of any strong

hurricane winds. We actually had a mild summer, but this was a necessary precaution.  As the season was ending I observed all the courts at Richmond were full, with many waiting on the benches. During the last several weeks, Mark’s players packed the courts with all four full and three or four waiting on the bench.  If you didn’t want to chat with those next to you, there was always the excitement of watching the volley ball players next to the last court. It was amazing to see more than a dozen on each side playing, laughing, enjoying arguing and having the most fun. I never saw so many on a volley ball court. If I find the time,

maybe I’ll give that a shot. Now, we are coming into the winter season and many new players are looking for teams. Some are new players and a few are advanced. Remember everyone started somewhere, so try to be courteous and kind to all the new people. You were like them once upon a time.  Tennis is a “LOVE” game. They say it’s 95% mental and the rest 5% physical. I believe it’s mental and spiritual, divided as you wish? Go out and have “fun” that’s number one. Play the best you can, if not, then maybe think about volley ball. I absolutely love tennis and hopefully, will play another thirty years! See you on the courts. 

Volleyball is in Full Swing By MAX AMICHAI HEPPNER As planned, the CVE Senior Volleyball Club started play for the 2011-2012 season on October 31. The first few Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we shortened the court to enable us to play with four people on each side. By November 13, we were playing the full court with up to nine players on each side. As usual, we have solid support from the CVE Athletic Department. They maintained the court well over the summer and provided us

with new balls that enhance our play. We were happy to welcome new players this season, and they acquitted themselves marvelously. As usual, we gave them a little extra practice to start with, and soon they were up to good form and we had fun playing with them. We were especially happy to take in several new women players; we want to keep this a co-ed club, so distaff members are especially welcome.

“Fun” is our key word. We say we play to win but really, we play to laugh. We golden agers are not as agile as we once were and when we goof up a shot or miss the ball altogether, we laugh it off! The banter during play adds to the fun; we joke a lot but we take care not to laugh at, but to laugh with, each other. We invite anyone in CVE, who’s interested, to join us. There are no fees, no requirement to attend every day of play and no judgment on a

player’s ability. We make room for everyone. So far, we’ve organized into two teams; if more than the maximum nine players for a team show up, we rotate them in. Once enough players appear to make up a third team, we do that and we rotate the extra team in. No one gets to sit out for very long either way. To avoid lopsided scores, we choose up players so that each team has the same mix of ability. This results in overtime scores some of the time,

although unexpected winning streaks happen, which makes play more interesting. The day before I wrote this, we had two overtime scores and two shutouts – quite a range. We welcome onlookers. The Athletic Department installed sun umbrellas and benches, so onlookers can join in the fun in comfort. Some are even lured into playing with us! For more information, you can contact me at 954-903-0567 or maxamichai@ comcast.net.


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“OWS,” The Idiocy of it all By SY BLUM, Associate Editor It has happened many times before. But this old timer cannot recall anything in the past that is more incomprehensible and, yes, idiotic. Obviously, I am referring to the ever increasing protests, which for lack of a better name, are called “Occupy Wall Street.” What began as a small assemblage of protesters in a park in lower Manhattan has morphed into a universal display of discontent with what is going on in the world. Admittedly, the entire world is mired in what quite possibly may become a major recession. However, in my mind, I cannot see how all this disruption is going to accomplish anything. The seemingly overlooked reality is that these protests carry no legal weight at all, the whole thing boils down to a massive outpouring of justified frustration, nothing more and nothing less. There are no plans, to the best of my knowledge, as to how they are going to change things on Wall Street or in the board rooms of Corporate America or anywhere else for that matter. If it were at all possible it most certainly would not be accomplished by the mostly young, unemployed, devil-may care individuals who seem to be the leaders of these protests. In fact, in addition to disrupting the day-to-day activities

of the business world, this ridiculous outpouring is raising havoc with the municipalities involved. As we all should be aware, many or most municipalities are already teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The inestimable cost of controlling these undisciplined mobs is just making matters worse. In a way these events are working against what the protests are all about: ostensibly to help the economy get back on its feet. Lest we forget, somewhere down the line these additional costs will have to be paid for by the taxpayers, including the protesters themselves. Their claims that Wall Street and the corporate world are responsible for the horrendous situation the world faces today is true, up to a point. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other factors that are contributing to the situation we have today. As this writer has mentioned many times in the past, the biggest impediment to prosperity is the lack of jobs. Of course, the politicians will not admit it, but there are simply too many people around the world for the jobs that are available. Let us, for a moment, consider the facts. First and foremost, in this country it is still nearly impossible to pick up almost any item while shopping that has “Made in U.S.A.” on it. As long as members of Congress are to a great extent beholden to the mega corporations who

Humor By HELENE WAYNE

Everyone has a favorite, be it an entertainer, an author or anyone that has some kind of talent that keeps people happy. The two that I have always admired are Erma Bombeck and Andy Rooney. Erma wrote a column for the newspapers all around the United States. Her subject was always about everyday things that all of us encounter in our daily life. As we read her columns, we had to chuckle because they were so true to our everyday way of life. I always used to say, “There it is; she was looking in our window again.” She never required fancy wording; everything was just down to earth as she

spun her yarn. I received a book of her articles as a gift. Whenever I feel like having a few laughs I pick it up and read it again. Andy Rooney just passed away, and I feel that is such a loss to the world. He not only was on the television program, 60 Minutes, but also wrote columns for the newspaper. He was a man who also was down to earth. He talked about the same type of things that Erma did and said them “like it is.” He was the one who said that he is lucky enough to say what he thinks and actually get paid for it. He always aired his views on whatever his subject matter for that day was. Again you realized that you are not alone; other people are

manufacture and sell these products this is not going to change. Nor is the fact that high tech has taken over most of the mundane activities that were originally done by humans. There are simply very few jobs left for the “Lunch Pail Joes” who down through history made up the bulk of America’s labor force. Conversely, the latter fact can also be a key to partially solving the unemployment problem. At present many innovative inventions are coming on line that will require many thousands of highly trained personnel. This is a monumental challenge to our present malfunctioning educational system. As it is now, many of these jobs are going to workers from overseas whose education systems are far better than ours. Quite obviously, you cannot develop a high tech work force when at least 25% of our students drop out of high school and those who go to college often take the wrong courses. It is this writer’s guess (and hope) that by the time you read these lines these protests will have become history. There is no viable foundation for their existence. In many other countries efforts for real change often begin with uprisings such as this and sometimes evolve into a full blown revolution: guns, Molotov Cocktails, and all the rest. Fortunately, it is hardly likely that such a situation would develop here. Like it or not,

experiencing similar things that you are. As all these people whom I admire pass away, I realize that I’m outliving the class acts that I have always enjoyed. Talking about class acts, we went to our theatre the night that Freddy Roman was performing. He’s 74 years old but still a sharp storyteller and quite agile. I can’t tell you how many times he had to wait to continue his act until the audience stopped laughing. (Sorry, I didn’t count them.) Some of his routine was new but of course he included some of the Catskill stuff also. I guess I’m a sucker for the old stuff; it brings back such happy memories. I know that we have folks who don’t want to hear some of it again but to most of us, it is wonderful. Actually, most of his material was brought up to date but he reels it off so fast that it’s difficult to remember what the last laugh

the United States of America is still a democracy and being such, the only way to change things is at the ballot box. So it is imperative for us to seek out individuals who are aware of the inequalities and shortcomings of those who presently represent us in Washington and are prepared

was about; you’re so busy laughing at the current one. Getting back to the old stuff – he mentioned the corner candy store. Probably everyone in the audience who was from New York knew where he was going. He started a description and the whole theatre said, “Egg Cream.” Everyone enjoyed it when he looked at us and said, “I work alone.” (Old but still funny.) Of course,

to attempt to change things. Good luck with that. One thing is for sure. The present status quo is unsustainable. However, protests of the kind we are experiencing at this writing will not cut it. Nor will all the signs, generators, pup tents, ponchos, propane stoves and all the rest.

with this kind of response, he also talked about the melloroll and charlotte russe. That too, got the same kind of response from the audience as egg cream did. From the chit chat after the show, everyone had a wonderful time; we’re sorry for the ones who don’t like a smattering of old stuff thrown into the act. As I said, it surely brings back happy memories to me.


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Nation, World Roiled by Civil, Weather Unrest By JANICE ZAMSKY The good news: No “major” storms for Florida during the 2011 hurricane season (as of November 1).

The bad news: Other areas of the U.S. and the world have had major problems and havoc this past year, due to both civil unrest and/or violent weather episodes.

The African continent and the Mid-East continue to be beset with man-made violence. London, Israel and our own country (the Wall Street protesters) have been rampant with dissidents’ activities (all relating to economic woes). In my hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mother Nature was kind to us this year after sending us the “Brew City 100-Year Flood” in 2010, replete with a giant sinkhole which swallowed an SUV! However, we had other problems of a nonweather nature this summer, which could easily have turned deadly. To protest a couple of “wilding” incidents with racial overtones (one at a Fourth of July fireworks show and the other at the Wisconsin

State Fair’s opening night), a white supremacist group of neo-Nazis decided to come to Milwaukee and hold a rally over the Labor Day weekend. Fortunately, only 40 to 50 white supremacists showed up. Their speeches were drowned out by a crowd of 2,000 counter-protestors, including many Jews and Latinos. Due to great preplanning by cooperating law agencies, there were only five arrests. This easily could have turned into a real fracas and storm (e.g., a massacre!) Stores in the immediate areas were advised to close before the rally. Wisconsinites had a “blizzard” of protesters and sit-ins in the State Capitol last winter. Angry teachers and other public employee union

members objected to the new Governor Walker’s stripping most State workers of their collective bargaining rights. It was very stormy for weeks! All my life I’ve bemoaned the fact that I wasn’t born a New Yorker, and so have an exciting life in the “Big Apple”. At least now I can delight in the fact that the national news media rushed en masse to my city, and also to the State Capitol. I would have loved to have joined the counter-protestors at the neo-Nazi rally, but my husband was very fearful for my safety. In February, my daughter, a teacher, was ready to join the protestors at the State Capital in Madison. I talked her out of going, telling her the expected influx of 70,000 protestors anticipated on a weekend would result in absolute traffic gridlock and a dire shortage of public bathrooms! C’est la vie!

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The Aging Population

By Dr. SYLVIA PELLISH

The world is aging rapidly. Every month more than a million people turn 60. In almost every country, the proportion of people age 60 and older is growing faster than any other age group. This is a result of longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates. However, in Russia, the average age of death for men is 59.8 years and for women 73.2. Heavy abuse of alcohol and tobacco are mostly to blame. By 2050 there will be more older people than children (aged 0-14 years) for the first

time in human history. The longer you live, the longer you can expect to live. At age 85, the odds are good you’ll reach 91. The CIA’s World Factbook, 2011, shows the highest life expectancy to be in Monaco at 89.7 years. Macau is next with 84.4 and San Marino is third at 83. The United States is fiftieth on the list. Globally, there are now more people aged 65 and older than the entire population of Russia, Japan, France, Germany and Australia combined. Large cities like

Tokyo are home to many centenarians. In the U.S. the fastest growing segment of our population is people of 85 years of age and older. By 2050 the U.S. may have as many people over the age of 85 as the current populations of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined and as many centenarians as the current population of Washington, D.C. Britain, by 2050, could have 626,900 people aged 100 or more with 21,000 of those being 110 or older. At present, fewer than 100 people are

older than 110. Currently, in the U.S. there are 11 states where 14% or more of the population is 65 plus. They are Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Montana and Rhode Island. Almost 81% of the elderly live in metropolitan areas. The median income of older persons in 2008 was $25,503 for males and $14,559 for females. An article which appeared in the medical journal, the Lancet, stated that half of all babies born in 2007 in the U.S.

are likely to live to age 104. The aging population should be a more vibrant population, with a higher quality of life than people of that age now. There are tremendous societal challenges of an aging population, such as strains on pensions and social security, increasing demand for health care, and increasing need for long term care. One working adult in the future will have to fund four retirees, an impossible economic future which might lead to the above modifications and many, many others.

To Life, To Life L’chayim Clink By NORMAN L. BLOOM

Ever wonder where the custom came from of raising your glass and clinking it with the others to start a meal? “It’s for a toast,” you say. Well why is it for a toast? Perhaps it’s a salute to the hosts or to the honored persons that evening. So why is it a salute? There are two theories on why we touch glasses and sometimes add special comments at the start of a meal. These two theories came from some very smart ancestors with too much time on their hands. But the two theories have survived because they make sense. The more popular theory has to do with the widespread use of poison during the days when Kings were Kings but often were not very popular. Poisoning of the King became very common in all European countries several hundred years ago. Of course, the Kings eventually caught on to this and took steps to avoid becoming the next victim. They “recruited,” forcibly of course, several peons to attend each meal while standing up against the wall until called upon. These poor souls were used as “tasters” to test the drinks of the Kings and Queens and his/her closest staff so as to prevent themselves from being poisoned. The idea of using tasters to avoid being poisoned spread into the upper class nobility of all communities and eventually down to the lower-class peasants who had a fear of being poisoned by their mates and other enemies. The poorer people could not afford tasters as the wealthy could. They found downtrodden, homeless people and invited

them for meals in which there was a suspicion of possible poisoning. Unfortunately, the popularity of using poisons was so widespread that the supply of homeless to be used as tasters soon dried up even in the poorer communities. There was also the very fear of being poisoned being perceived as an insult when dining at someone else’s table. If you as a guest, showed fear an offended host might say, “Can you not believe that I would not take care to avoid us being poisoned.” So, a new custom arose out of these problems. A guest would raise his glass at the start of the meal and ask the others to do the same. They would touch glasses and they would honor the host with this salute as if to say, “We trust you.” The hosts were usually moved by this and to avoid shame would avoid poisoning his guests, having just been toasted. So, this theory says that when we clink glasses we are telling our hosts that we trust them and believe we will not be poisoned! The second theory of why we clink glasses gains credence from our knowledge of the degree that earthly spirits and other mysteries influenced the lives of our ancestors. They believed everything their religious leader would say about the spirit world around them. Back then the consumption of wine was one of the few pleasures in life for most people. If they drank enough wine, they would come up with all kinds of ideas about its importance to their lives. In fact, if you try that experiment even today it still works.

When they drank their wine, they noticed that they used four of their five senses. They looked at the wine first to see if it was clear. They smelled the wine to see if it had turned. They touched the wine glass in order to pick it up and bring it to their mouth. They also touched the wine with the front of their tongue to test its body. And, of course, they tasted the wine with the back of their tongue as it went down and in the “aftertaste” or “finish” of the wines. But what about the fifth sense? What is the fifth sense, readers? No fair looking ahead. 1. Sense of sight 2. Sense of smell 3. Sense of touch 4, Sense of taste 5. Sense of what? Yes, of course, they were offending the spirit of hearing by not including him in their wine rituals. So they made a noise with their wine glasses. Everyone had to make a noise so they clinked their glasses together in the middle of the table. Thus, when we clink glasses before meals, we are warding off evil spirits and we are offering the host our trust that he did not poison our meal. Which one is accurate? Who cares - but after three glasses of wine I always know the answer. That’s another experiment you can try at home. Pour the wine! Today’s wine tip: Contrary to the popular belief, most wines do not improve in the bottle. Only some types of red wines, mostly in the Bordeaux style, will improve with aging in the bottle. Therefore, almost all red wines and just about every white wine should be con-

sumed as soon as possible. Resist the temptation to buy more bottles of white wine than you are likely to consume in the next few weeks. Do not stock up on white wines at all. You should not be saving them for special events. Buy them fresh when you need them. White wines should be no more than three or four years older than the vintage date shown on the bottle. It is a good practice, in order to avoid bad wines, to buy the youngest white wine you can

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find. They are not necessarily vinegar after four years but after that time, the wine definitely is not what the winemaker intended to present to you. Why haven’t your guests complained when you have served them old white wines? Few people are truly knowledgeable about wines and when given a poor or bad wine, many believe it is supposed to taste that way. After all, they saw you opening a new bottle.


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Interesting Facts About Christmas Songs By BETTY SCHWARTZ, Assistant to the Editor Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Montgomery Ward for many years printed a Christmas coloring book, which was specially printed for them. One year however, the Montgomery Ward executives wanted something new and different. They also wanted to save money. So, instead of calling upon an outside firm to create the new item, as they had done in the past, they decided to have their own advertising department create the new giveaway.

Robert L. May, a 34 yearold copywriter for Montgomery Ward found himself charged with coming up with a new gift for their Santa to give to the little children. As a child, May had always been small for his age and this had brought forth taunts and ridicule from the other children. Drawing upon his experiences of being somewhat different and an outcast, May set about creating a character with similar problems who, in the end, rises above his problems and is transformed.

Christmas Day adapted the delightful story and thus created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Jingle Bells This is one of the bestknown and commonly sung winter songs in the world. It

Some sources state that it was a children’s book and others state that it was a comic book. Johnny Marks, a Jewish song writer who specialized in Christmas songs such as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and I Heard the Bells On

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was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822-1893) and published under the title One Horse Open Sleigh in 1857. Even though it is commonly thought of as a Christmas song, it was actually written and sung for Thanksgiving. It was mistakenly branded as a Christmas song because being extremely popular at Thanksgiving, it was sung again around Christmas. Winter Wonderland When we hear this song, we wonder who is “Parson Brown?” Well, it seems that “Parson Brown” is the term used to talk about a typical priest of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.” Parson Brown” is not an actual person (though he might have been at some time,) but Parson by itself means minister. In the period when this song was written parsons often traveled among small rural towns to perform wedding ceremonies for denominational followers who did not have a local minister of their faith. In the song it is a priest asking a couple if they are married. They reply that they are not and that they will wait for him to “do the job” of marrying them when he comes to their town.

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Confessions of a Car Nut By STAN WEINSTEIN

Hello once more! It’s always nice to rekindle the fond memories of OLD CARS that I can remember. In the ‘50s and the ‘60s, Cadillac was a car that had a stellar reputation as being a ten year car. The styling was supposed to be such that after ten years it still looked modern. I remember the beautiful alabaster steering wheels. They had that nice yellow color like my mother’s precious mahjongg set. The gear selector lever had a matching tip. The dashboard was a graceful looking work of art that contained a speedometer and real gauges that gave you accurate functions of everything you needed to know from start up to cruising and driving around. There was a real temperature gauge that showed you the operating temperature of the engine and an oil pressure gauge that let you know the engine was getting its proper lubrication. There was an ammeter or what some would call a generator gauge to let you know that your battery was either being charged, fully charged or discharging.

One ride in a car like this gave you a superb feeling of luxury and elegance second to none. The car was so well insulated that the motor was whisper quiet from take off to cruising at 70 mph. Don’t forget back in those days the speed limit on the Westside Highway in New York City was only 35 mph. There was one stretch between 165th street and the Dyckman Street exit where you could give the pedal a hefty push and whoosh, you were doing 70 mph and it felt like you were not even moving. When you closed the door on one of these cars the sound it made reminded me of a bank vault being locked. In 1955 the newly designed Chevy was a sight to behold. It was a smashing success! The Chevy contained a new innovation that fascinated some folks, but annoyed others. This was the introduction of “idiot lights”. As long as these red lights marked GEN and TEMP stayed off, you were reasonably assured your car was running as it should. You had no warning until

something went wrong, the lights came on and then you were stuck! What a brilliant technical advance! The other GM cars eventually followed suit, installing these “idiot lights” but the Caddy stayed with the gauges a lot longer. Back in the early days, guys like myself who were into hotrods and engine performance installed auxiliary gauges under the dash that gave us the information the idiot lights didn’t. For example, the early Volkswagens had no gas gauge. That was a joke. You’d fill the tank usually on the front or under the hood. It held maybe four to five gallons of gas and when the car started sputtering indicating it was out of gas, you reached under the dash board and there was a “T” shaped handle that you turned. This device let the emergency supply of gas take you to the next filling station. Totally brilliant! Later on they made a gas gauge an option. The Volkswagen gas gauge was funny looking and had a big R on it. The R meant reserve. When the needle

on the gauge went to the R, this was enough of a warning that you had better find a gas pump within the next 30 miles. These engines were air cooled, meaning they had no radiator. They rarely overheated, but in the winter time you literally froze until the motor warmed up and the heat from the engine went into the engine compartment through a few tiny air passages on the floor. The valves were activated by two little “drumsticks”, one on either side of the gear shift lever. You would raise the levers to the “up” position and the warm air would eventually come flowing through ducts into the car. Volkswagens were very interesting cars. You always had to carry a spare fan or engine belt, because if the belt snapped, the fan stopped turning and the air stopped circulating and that would kill this almost indestructible power plant that hardly used any gas. In 1969 I drove my brand new “beetle” from New York City to Baltimore, Maryland on $2.50 worth of

gas. The water tank to clean your windshield was attached to the spare tire by a tiny little hose. This hose sucked air from the spare tire to blow a stream of two jets on the windshield and that’s how that worked. Quite a contrast from the Cadillac but at about 20% percent of the price of the Caddy, you had 50% of the fun. I did! After my eight year old Cadillac was stolen, I missed it sorely, but the thought of a brand new car for $2,142.38 that would get me thirty miles to the gallon and give me several trouble free years of cheap transportation was a no brainer. Anybody who has ever owned an older VW can tell you they were so cool! They even had snob appeal! Some well to do professionals even took to driving them and it was sort of a cult-like existence. Wherever VW drivers got alongside each other, the code was two toots and a wave or a thumbs up. That was my version of the model T. Catch ya next time! Happy Motoring!

One theory about the evolution of this winter celebration into Christmas involves the Roman emperor Constantine. He converted to Christianity and wanted to incorporate the pagan winter rituals together with the celebration of Jesus’ birth.  Constantine hoped pagans and Christians would come together in celebration.  Many believe that this is the reason for celebrating the birth of Christ on December 25.  It is widely believed today that Jesus was not actually born on, or even close to, December 25.  Eventually, the Roman church became completely successful in eliminating pagan gods and making the December celebration only about the birth of Christ. The British painter, John Callcott Horsley, is credited with designing the first Christmas card in 1843.  The card showed a family celebrating Christmas and read, “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You.” The tradition caught on quickly in other countries. The same can be said of Santa Claus.  Bishop Nicholas of Smyrna lived in the fourth century A.D. in what is known today as Turkey. The wealthy and generous man

was known to throw gifts into the houses of poor children in order to brighten their spirits. He was later titled Saint Nicholas. The jolly, gift-giving man in the red suit was the creation of Clement Clark Moore in his poem “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Boy, did Santa catch on—for which retailers have been grateful ever since. Of course, Chinese restaurants and movie theatres benefited as well, since this is where Jews can be found on Christmas day. Which brings us to… Hanukkah (also referred to as the Festival of Lights). This holiday celebrates the Jewish victory over 2,000 years ago over the Syrian-Greek leader, Antiochus IV, who attempted to force the Jews in Israel to assimilate completely and to renounce their religion and culture. Judah Maccabee led the revolt against the SyrianGreek army and was victorious, despite being greatly outnumbered. The Hanukkah tradition of lighting the menorah traces its origin to a miracle that occurred after the victory of the Maccabees. The Temple in Jerusalem had been defiled by the invading Syrian-Greek army. It was traditional to light a special lamp in the Temple, called a menorah, with olive oil. However, all

of the vials of oil were made impure with the exception of one. According to Hannukah history, the one vial of oil burned for eight days until pure oil could be obtained for the holy Temple. In gratitude, the Jews began lighting small menorahs in their homes to commemorate this miracle. Today, while the candles are lit, the family traditionally sings Hanukkah songs such as Mao Tzur, Haneiros Hololu or “I Have a Little Dreidel. Traditional foods, such as latkes (potato pancakes) and jelly donuts are eaten. The reason foods fried in oil are an important part of the Hannukah celebration is to commemorate the miracle that was associated with oil and the rededication of the holy Temple. Gift giving on each night of Hanukkah is a relatively modern custom. Since the word Hanukkah is originally written in the Hebrew alphabet, there is no standardized spelling in English but common spellings are Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukah and Hanuka. So if you wondered why the chosen people couldn’t choose a spelling, now you know. Anyway, I’m just askin’ that whatever your beliefs you have a very happy holiday!

I’m Just Askin’ By LEN WITHAM

Two important holidays are coming up in our JudeoChristian society. But how much do we really know about them? Christmas, as we know it today, is the celebration of the virgin birth of a Jew named Jesus Christ. The word Christmas translates to Mass of Christ.  However, we can all be sure that the celebration of the Christmas holiday did not start immediately after his death.  Many of the traditions that we observe during the Christmas holiday began way before the birth of Christ.  Exchanging gifts, decorating trees and the burning of the Yule log were all winter traditions that began long before Christ was born but were eventually incorporated into Christmas celebrations.  Over 4,000 years ago, the Mesopotamians celebrated each new year with a 12-day festival called Zagmuth.  The Mesopotamians held this festival for their chief God, Marduk, who battled the monsters of chaos at the beginning of each winter.  It is from this festival that the 12 days of Christmas is believed to have originated. The ancient Romans held

a celebration each year in honor of the God Saturn.  The festival began in the middle of December and lasted until the first of January.  The Romans decorated their homes with garlands, as well as trees upon which they hung candles.  During the festival, citizens of Rome would visit each other’s homes and hold great feasts.  One theory of how the tradition gift giving at Christmas began was from the Roman practice of exchanging gifts between family and neighbors during this festival. During the winter in ancient Scandinavia there would be days when the sun would not shine.  Upon the return of the first sunlight, the Scandinavians would hold a festival called the Yuletide.  A Yule log would be burned in a special fire and everyone would gather around the fire and hold a great feast.  As a reminder that spring and summer would surely return again, some people would tie apples to tree branches.  The tradition of the Christmas tree is believed to have evolved from a combination of this practice and the Roman ritual of decorating trees with candles during the festival of Saturnalia. 


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What’s Bugging You By HARRY L. KATZ Our CVE residents know the names of all the resident neighbors in their apartment buildings. They may not know the names of all the resident pest creatures which could be sharing their apartment with them. There are more than a hundred different creatures that are native to Florida. Some are foreign species that were accidentally imported from temperate and tropical regions. These pest species thrive in an ideal environment that we humans have created—with ornamentals, trees, bushes, irrigation and fertilizers. Pesticides have had limited value. (The more effective ones have been removed by the Environmental Protection Agency, based on tests on rodents selected for sensitivity to toxicants, tests in which massive dosages to the rodents produced benign, not cancerous, tumors). Nearby lagoons and rainfall from roofs not properly emptied, have provided ideal breeding sites for mosquitoes and other pest

species. Bright floodlights on building’s roofs are a strong attraction for many winged pests, mosquitoes, noseeums, punkies, gnats, etc.  Bright lights in the Florida room also attract these winged troublemakers. How do they enter? No problem. Window screen frames are often ill fitting, leaving room for these tiny creatures to squeeze through. Some are slightly bent. Front and rear doors often have metal weather strips that are bent or not tight fitting.  Window screens often have a small tear in the wire mesh. Wire screen over roof vents will stop roof rats from entering via the toilet bowl. Floor level apartments are subject to invitations to a teeming fauna of creatures that live under the slab. Leaks in sanitary drain lines have created air pockets and the waste water has nutrients for many soil-dwelling creatures.  Caulking openings in the floor around water and drain pipes could stop them from entering the apartment. Ground beetles, earwigs, centipedes and others from

the turf will try to get in to escape flooding. Regular vacuuming with a good vacuum cleaner will remove the food that supports pest populations. Dead insects in hidden places are food for carpet beetles. Wool rugs and wool garments are food for carpet beetles and clothes moths. Cotton garments stained with food spills will be eaten by carpet beetles.  Occasional brushing or exposing to sun on a hot day will prevent damage by clothes moths and carpet beetles, for woolens. Vacuuming rugs removes house dust and dust mites and removes food particles under the stove, refrigerator and sofa. The dust mites can cause asthmatic attacks with susceptible people. Termites are one of the worst problems facing Century Villagers - subterranean and drywood termites. The drywoods are brought in with an old picture frame or used furniture. They can also spread from a front door of one apartment to the front door of the neighboring door. The two-story buildings are

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ment owner. Sometimes the owner is not home to witness the swarm. What will be noticed? Equal-sized clear wings on window sill or the floor under the window. The dead bodies of the wingless termites can be seen on the floor. Fortunately, termite control firms are able to control the problem. Your battle with the bugs will never end. Why did the Lord create these pests? To make a living for pest management people if you do not do it yourself. 

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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 43B

JUMBLE

CRYPTOGRAM By CHARLES K. PARNESS

By CHARLES K. PARNESS

Unscramble these words. The letters in brackets complete the sentence. 1)

BEGILNSS

2) CEEINOPTX

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“Did you ever see a pugilistic tobacco

efl, mcnifrpi nig uffs puflj kibccd, b imtge’n nig igmun nf xfvg xffu abccd. urnicgjj uidsgj ad imuud pumims

bout? No, but I once saw ….“ // ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) ( _) // ( _) ( _) ( _) //

Solution on page 43B

Hint: The letter “e” appearing above stands for the letter “N”

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DECEMBER 2011

Cooke’s Look at Books By RICHARD WILLIAM COOKE A monthly look at books of interest – new and occasionally, not-so-new, fiction and nonfiction – available at local libraries, bookstores and from online booksellers.

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows

By Melanie Joy,Conari Press, 208 Pages, $16.95, Paperback If the title of this new book doesn’t intrigue you enough to pick it up, the reviews it has generated should make you stop and think again. Author Joy, a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, says she wrote the book in response to a conundrum she has observed, to wit, the fact that “Most of us, love the dogs, cats and wildlife that add richness to our lives.” But I have a question that burns in my soul. “Why is it that we then turn around and call other animals ‘din-

ner’? Why do we love some animals but torture to death others?” “One reason we eat cows but not dogs is because we view each very differently,” writes Joy. Frequently the only contact we have with cows is when we eat (or wear) them. But our relationship with dogs is, in many ways, not terribly different from our relationship with people. We call them by names, we greet them when we see them, we share our beds with them, we buy them gifts, we carry their pictures in our wallets and we take them to the doctor when they’re sick. We love dogs but eat cows, not because they are fundamentally different but because our perception of them is different. Further, when it comes to killing animals for food, Joy says we ignore the facts – that of animals’ capacity for consciousness and their ability to feel pain; we turn a blind eye to inhumane husbandry practices; we don’t

Special Needs Residents Visiting the Clubhouse We have many residents with special needs (handicapped, mobility challenged, etc.) who are not able to access the Clubhouse without assistance. Fortunately for some residents, they are able to enjoy the Clubhouse amenities through the assistance of an aide, family member or friend. Whoever accompanies a special needs individual should never leave that person unaccompanied.

need meat in our diet and we most often live longer and better without it. If nothing else, reading this book will force you to contemplate what Mahatma Ghandi once said, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

33 Men

By Jonathan Franklin, Berkeley Books, 308 Pages, $9.99, Paperback Not since the first man walked on the moon were the hearts and imaginations of millions of people worldwide captured last year as they were over those tension-filled weeks when the fate of 33 Chilean miners, trapped deep below the earth in a mine, was unknown. Two thousand reporters flocked to the rocky hillside near the mine but only one gained unprecedented access to the crisis – from sitting in on planning meetings between the lead psychologist and the miners, to access to interviews with the drill operator and even access to the President of Chile. Now, that reporter, awardwinner Jonathan Franklin, writes about one of the longest human entrapments ever. As a writer for, among others, The Washington Post, Franklin had been living with his family in Santiago, Chile for 15 years. His immediate access to the area of the mine, plus his knowledge of the culture of the country, gave him an immediate reporters’ advantage in assessing the scene – clearly apparent in this spellbinding, brilliantlywritten book. How did the miners, rather than descending into chaos or violence, develop a day-byday protocol of routine and respect - particularly, considering that we know now that the miners came shockingly close to cannibalism as starvation set in during the initial days of their entombment. At that time, they had any no idea if they would be found, let alone rescued alive. How have the miners, one year later, been affected by the media frenzy and initial fame that came with their story, now that it has died down and the men are now dealing with incredible poverty and have been abandoned by their own country. This sensational, shocking and ultimately sad story is utterly compelling reading.

Marooned

By David Smith New Dawning Publications, 320 Pages, $23.95, Paperback You know what you’re getting into when you pick up a memoir subtitled, The Transformation of an Urban Dope Fiend. Needless to say, this is not the story of growing up on Park Avenue or even in such tony South Florida enclaves as Palm Beach or Aventura. However, this account of one man’s triumph over a long life of incredible loss, pain and bottomless despair, rewards the reader with the satisfaction of knowing that within the human condition, there is the ability to overcome incredibly-challenging obstacles. Author David Smith, now a resident of Deerfield Beach, Florida, writes that his young life started out with several strikes against it. “My mother, Verda-Mae, died when I was only two years old. Two years later, my father, David abandoned me at the home of his grandparents in rural Georgia.” Living with relatives who were on welfare, Smith’s childhood was as unpleasant as anyone could imagine. Beatings, divorces, abuse and rejection filled his young days and chased him into his teen and young adult years. Drugs, alcohol, failed relationships, arrests by the police, homelessness – all were his constant companions. Even when he tried to run away from them, he could not. “My life had always been somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle with the pieces scattered and incoherent,” Smith writes. “I couldn’t make sense of anything because I did not know how the pieces fit together.” Finally, while living in South Florida, a remarkable confluence of people and coincidences, along with Wilson’s own strong determination to end his downward spiral, came together to turn things around and make it possible for him to create this well-written, riveting journey of one man’s eventual triumph over years of tribulation. David Smith now works as a motivational speaker and can be contacted via email at mentorfoundation@gmail.com

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?

By John Fea, Westminster John Knox Press, 287 Pages, $30, Paperback History shows that religion has always played a powerful role in American life, for both good and bad. And the claim that America was founded as a “Christian” nation is not new. Alas, it would be too much to hope that this new book, Was America Founded as a Christian Nation,? written by John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, is himself, a professing Christian – would be required reading for all those including political candidates who insist the U.S. was founded on the principles of the Christian Bible. Fea writes that even the nation’s Founding Fathers battled over how much our early documents should reflect the Christian, or any religious, point of view. Thomas Jefferson, along with James Madison, are the two who deserve the most credit for keeping religion separate from government, while at the same time doggedly supporting Americans’ freedom to practice their religion. Jefferson, in particular, disliked the Christian clergy. He believed the clergy, along with the authors of the Bible, corrupted and diluted the message of Jesus. This made him a radical. Following the ratification of the Constitution, which forbade a religious establishment on a national level, Jefferson kept a watchful eye out for “false religions” that he believed were trying to promote a Christian nation. As Fea points out, the Declaration of Independence never mentions Jesus Christ nor does it quote the Old or New Testaments. “We should be very careful to avoid turning this document into something it was never intended to be,” he writes. And to many experts and scholars, calling the Constitution, our other important founding document, a “Christian document” is not only a stretch but without foundation, erroneous and reveals a subjective, religiously-biased interpretation of history. John Fea’s new book brilliantly explores the question: How explicitly “Christian” can a nation be under a Constitution and a central government designed to uphold religious neutrality? The answer may surprise you.


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CVE Clubhouse Library News

By BARBARA NATHAN MARCUS The seasonal visitors have mostly returned and are happy to be here. Lucky for us to have CVE to come to! We have much to enjoy and be grateful for here in the Village. One of the very important parts of CVE is the Library at the Clubhouse. I want to tell you that I have seen and have been a part of volunteerism for decades, but never before have I seen such a cohesive group of dedicated workers who really love what they do, and who they do it with. I love being there! Having said that, I must share part of a discussion I just had with Bea Sasovny, “the Boss.” Bea would like us all to know that the Zodiac Machine, the machine that does wonderful and intense magnification, is underutilized. It is a fabulous piece of equipment! I have one of them at home and have the ability to read any size print. Please know that because I am visually impaired, this machine affords me the opportunity to read whatever I like. Please come into the Library, look at it and try it out. It may be a wonderful opportunity for you. Bea also asked me to help find some new volunteers that live here on a full-time basis. We are gifted with many wonderful seasonal volunteers but full-time people are at a premium. We need you to join our family. Please give some time to help keep our excellent, self-sustaining library going. And, as it should be with volunteerism, there is absolutely something in it for you. An opportunity to be a part of this group that gets the word out! Do you know that mold is contagious? It does not matter where it rears its murky head – it spreads. I share this with you as it refers to mold on books and donations to the Library. We, of course, appreciate so very much the donated books that we receive – no doubt. The thing is that we must be able to put them on our shelves. If the books are brown, please know that mold is growing. A tip for mold removal – either a serious wipe with a damp cloth, dipped into a solution of Clorox and water, while holding the book tightly closed or send the book on to literary heaven (paper recycling). For per-

sonal treasures, the mold cleaning solution is very worthwhile. Remember – mold is contagious, in our library or yours. If you drop into the Library, we have many books from the New York Times Bestseller List on our shelves. I have been here only three weeks, at the time of this writing, and have read some magnificent books. What a pleasurable pursuit! And do continue delving into Barbara Kingsolver. Please note that there will be a Book Sale, December 5 through December 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Now, for my wonderful repetitive blurb to remind you of the excellent things that you can avail yourself of at the CVE Library. We have our “Boutique” where you can buy some excellent chachkes, or donate some of your own chachkes that you are bored with. We have hard-covered books for sale as well as largeprint books. The books are in good condition and can be given as gifts or as excellent additions to your library. Paperbacks abound! We have some plants for sale as well. Also, there is the wonderful magnifier, a most useful piece of equip-

ment that aids those of us who need extreme magnifi-

cation – like me. Until next month!

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Messages from the Exonerated

ht and respect ility, and democratic rig civ th wi ns nio opi e ers Let there be div nion other than our own. for someone to have an opi ce on putting forth tance, but more importan Let there be less self impor ch and fact. opinions based on resear racterizations of well e of nasty, insulting cha Let there be a nonexistenc umbrella unteer their time on our meaning people that vol g to take itin super professionals wa boards. (no long lines of their place) Let there be votes based

 (Note: A few years ago I saw the show mentioned above and I was so moved by the theme that I was inspired to write the following poem)

  We were in the wrong place at the wrong time; caught in the midst of       gunfire, packing a gun---or trying to help a victim---or hanging out            with the wrong crowd---or accidentally stumbling upon a                 cadaver---or any number of inadvertent circumstances where                      we were encountered by the law. Some of us were young and naïve; ill-informed about our rights; not       assertive enough to demand a lawyer--- not wise enough to play            dumb; to remain mum. Some of us came from poor, decadent backgrounds. Some of us had prior records, so the odds were against us. Some of us had the misfortune of living in a one-horse town where law             enforcement was corrupt. Most of us were black. That was sufficient justification. We were railroaded---mentally, emotionally, physically tortured;       weakened; limp; paralyzed; confused---sapped of our senses.  They pumped us full of bitter coffee to keep us awake--- hour upon       hour; grilling us, lying; brain washing, until we succumbed and           confessed to crimes we didn’t commit. We were represented—(if you can call it that,) by court appointed            counsel. Circumstantial evidence was all our accusers had. The jury was rigged---mostly white---prejudiced. What happened to justice? We didn’t have a chance. We sat on death row for decades--- innocent of the crimes which put us               there.  Some of us were raped and branded.  Some of us were executed.  Our families were destroyed.  Our lives were destroyed.                                Then came DNA testing.

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on issues not personalitie

hy and Happy New Year.

I humbly wish all a Healt

~ FRED ZUCKER

Retirement Blues: A Teacher’s Lament My colleague dropped dead at his lectern He died suddenly in the middle of a sentence His lecture was on post traumatic stress theory Of an apocalyptic terrorist attack, with complicity “Seventy eight innocent people died!” He rasped Then he died! Just like that! He keeled over and died On his feet Knocking over the lectern, an expressive instrument In front of his class, without hesitation, a last gasp Sixty eight students watched him die, a chalk dust explosion A captive audience, he finally connected! A dramatic note of irresolution, a breakthrough performance What spectacular pedagogy! Experiential learning! In the raw! Without fig leaf dignity, lacking blind spots, captivating The run ends, the play closes, the curtain drawn The footlights fade, the stage is dark, and the classroom empties Teaching is showbiz without top hat and cane Teachers reduce their lives to a pseudo repetitive soft shoe, Petty, humdrum, role playing “intellectual” improvisation, Tap dancing with shifting twitter moods to Dylan’s Masters of War To Lennon’s Imagine “all the people, living life in peace.” Inner dialogue separateness from others Complex temperaments searching for a simpler self Impatient, after 40 years of teaching, decision time! Shall I stay or leave? Shall I continue to teach? Metaphorically there is a cleavage between fear and dignity Somatize your fears, “For everything there is a season.” Watchwords of lives, unobtrusive ease “It’s a no brainer.” My retired pedagogue friends argue, “We’re free!” Freedom, ah freedom. What does freedom mean? Pragmatism versus underappreciated scepticism Retirement is just a theory! Social interaction is key Using your brain, a sense of purpose, has positive impact On your wellness consciousness, avoid holding patterns Teaching in truth has sucked up the runway of youth Landing anecdotes foster discrepancies, shroud the mirrors Sponge like spines, time is time, partisan, without pretension The key questions are not sublime, pragmatic retrospection Enjoy your middle years; the golden years may not be so golden The nervous barrage of liberation questions…undue tolerance Are you existentially and psychologically ready to retire? Will the quality of life be longer retired? Follow the cascading stars Will you find happiness in retirement or work? Dream on. Irreplaceable like liberation theology Do you have the financial means to retire? Hey, what’s money? Will you be physically healthier in work or retirement? Shazam! I’m Captain Marvel Will the stress factor be held at bay? Try shooting the winning foul shot! Subjective facts without sentiment, tutelary visions Disarming grace and instinctive intelligence nudging Does your social network support an active lifestyle? Only the nodes know! The better the person, the more feckless mistakes There is no fundamentalist piety or effete contempt Retirement is not a winner take all proposition Irremediable nights stalk relentlessly, the curtains pulled Retirement blues crosses the burnt over terrain There are neither saints nor sinners within the gradation of happiness Of procrastination, indecision and sympathetic intensity An illumination of spiritual struggle dispelling joy Sift through the nuances, find the answers To unequivocal liberation ~ MARVIN HERSHORN

~ NORMA LOCKER

A Holiday Story It was the day of Chanukah And Christmas too, It didn’t matter if you were A Christian or Jew. We are all God’s children He loves us all the sick, the well the short or tall. We celebrate both holidays on the very same day. A Christmas tree with lights And a menorah with dreidles to play. Keep the good feeling and the spirit of love, Because that’s what God wants us To be thinking of. ~ SANDI LEHMAN

The Question? Today I asked myself where were you hiding, That is a strange question I replied, I don’t think so myself answered, I’ll put it another way… where have you been most of my life? I’ll ask you the same question… where have you been? You refuse to answer, is that it? Not at all, but why should I share all the blame, The blame… for what? For everything that went wrong, I’m not blaming you, I just want to know why you disappeared? I did not!... we both lost our way, Now we found each other again, So be grateful. ~ HOWARD ELLOWIS

Give Things a Chance Don’t be impatient and give up all hope when troubles don’t fade overnight. Wait for tomorrow and see what it brings. Give things a chance to come right. Don’t expect there will be miracles wrought as soon as your prayer has been said. Pray for the wisdom to wait and to know that time will unravel the thread. Quietly and steadfastly hold to your faith though seemingly hopeless your plight. You can’t speed the pace at which providence works. Give things a chance to come right. ~ DOTTIE ALLEYNE


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CVE Symphony Orchestra Guild By MARION G. COHEN Since the spring of this year, the Guild has been planning to enrich the lives of all of our residents. We raise funds for the orchestra by sponsoring trips to theatrical performances and the opera, planning a cultural trip to Sarasota, and by holding open meetings for you to meet some members of the Symphony Orchestra. For the past few years we have added a fashion show aspect by contracting with local merchants to offer a display of current fashions in our Clubhouse. To open our 2011 – 2012 season we have arranged a Trip With a Difference to Sarasota on the West Coast of Florida. We will visit Solomon’s Castle, attend a performance of Smokey Joe’s Café at Venice Little Theater, and tour the Ringling Estate which includes the Art Museum and Circus Museum. Our trip will terminate with a gourmet dinner at the St. Tropez Restaurant in Boca Raton. To get further details contact Gladys Miller at 954-421-9232. The first Open Meeting of the CVE Orchestra Guild will take place Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse Party Room. Alex Mikhaylovsky, violinist, will perform. Don’t miss this event. Bring a friend. For all you opera lovers out there, we have included two operas in our offerings. On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, we will be attending a performance of La Boheme. To get further details contact Marion

Cohen at 954-428-1315. On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, we will be attending a performance of La Traviata. To get further details contact Adele Weiner at 954-427-2696. These operas will be performed by the Russian Opera Company with the Russian National Symphony Orchestra. Excellent orchestra seats have been set aside for us. Transportation is included. Have you purchased your tickets to the gala fashion show and luncheon on Satur-

day, February 18, 2012? We will be showing women’s and men’s clothing from Bealls. We will be entertained by our own “Lady of Song” Donna Capobianco, and our lovely dancer, Mitzi Rice. And, as in previous years there will be free door prizes. To secure a ticket for this event contact Toni Ponto at 954-428-0286. Please mark your calendar for the second Open Meeting of the Guild on March 4, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse GP-A room. A musical

program has been arranged by Marilyn Maingart, principal flutist in many symphony orchestras. Don’t miss this event. Bring a friend! And the icing on the cake! On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 we will be attending a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at the Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables to be followed by dinner at Peppy’s in The Gables Restaurant. To get further details contact Betty Schwartz at 954-427-1157.

Have you paid your dues of $10 single and $15 family membership? Please send your check to Kitty Cole, 7 Oakridge B. Her phone number is 954-360-7956. The Membership Committee is ready to receive your dues to any of the performances by the CVE Symphony Orchestra. I’ll see you at the opera or at the fashion show or at the Actors Playhouse, and of course we’ll meet in Sarasota at the Ringling Estate.

MOVE AGAIN

Donna began experiencing pain a couple of years ago. It got so bad that one day she was unable to get out of her car. “I’m so thankful I found out about the anterior approach to hip replacement. I almost didn’t know I had a choice. Thanks to Dr. Naide, my recovery was quick and easy – I was back to yoga in just 3 ½ weeks. ” -Donna Zappin

The Joint Replacement Center at North Broward Medical Center features the specially designed hana table, which allows surgeons to replace the hip without cutting any muscles, resulting in a faster recovery, less pain, smaller incision and less scarring. The experienced orthopedic surgeons at North Broward Medical Center have performed more anterior hip replacement surgeries using the hana table than any other area surgeons.

Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels

Why wait? Get back to doing the things you love, again.

to the needy residents of the Village. Please contact Marvin Schmier

POWERFUL ORTHOPEDICS

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To find out more about anterior hip replacement, call 954.786.6635 or go to BrowardHealth.org

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Simply Figure Out The ox B e h e’ T d i s k ‘in n i h T

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Get All 4 Correct & Bring To Reporter Office

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Congratulations to our winners for the November contest. Thank you for your participation.


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By JANICE ZAMSKY

A Night of Broadway – October 22 To all of you theater snobs who believe that a five-dollar ticket price means second-rate performers and a lousy show: boy, did you ever miss an outstanding sleeper evening, Saturday, October 22! Even though the audience was pitifully small, the entertainers gave their all as if they were playing to a capacityfilled theater. Both performers received standing ovations, which they so richly deserved. I have never witnessed an opener receiving a standing ovation! I was informed by a year-round resident that the shows this past summer were so great that standing ovations occurred frequently. Adriana Zabala, the opener, immediately mesmerized her audience with a powerful soprano voice whose beauty was equal to her looks. She reached and held her high notes faultlessly! She began with a pair of selections from My Fair Lady

including a most vivacious I Could’ve Danced All Night, then proceeded to a George Gershwin favorite, Someone to Watch Over Me and an emotional Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina. She did indeed do full justice to the musical genius of Andrew Lloyd Webber with a soulful rendition from Phantom. An aria from one of Puccini’s operatic works was also impressive. The soprano was so delighted by the spontaneous standing ovation that she told the audience that they were “small but mighty.” Robert Kole, a veteran of Broadway, Johnny Carson and Ed Sullivan shows, delighted the audience with his powerful voice, also his versatility as a raconteur and comic. His performance was remarkable, especially so for his age (obviously a very senior citizen by appearance.) Kole’s vigorous, enthusiastic act labels him as a well-seasoned pro of an entertainer. His dramatic rendition of Music of the Night from Phantom was the best I’ve ever heard. A spirited version of Piano Man (a Billy Joel favor-

ite) was followed by three expressive songs from West Side Story, including a soulful Maria, Maria. (He said he performed over 1,000 shows on Broadway of West Side Story.) This tireless performer saved his piece d’ resistance for the last: a rousing Don Quixote and a dynamic The Impossible Dream, both from Man of La Mancha. Kole introduced his long-time accompanists: a pianist and percussionist; both were highly-skilled and added to the unexpected pleasures of the evening’s performances. (Reviewers Note: I tell it as I see and hear it. I’m not exaggerating about this performance. When I don’t like a show, I do not hesitate to tell you it’s mediocre or very mediocre.) Saturday, October 29 Due to some last-minute programming changes, the announced opener became the main act. Soprano Lisa Delarosa pinch-hit as the evening’s opener. Although her voice lacked the silky smoothness of the previous Saturday’s vocalist, Mme.

Delarosa gave a very entertaining and enthusiastic performance (probably on short notice.) She’s more of a throaty cabaret-type vocalist – very peppy. The audience enjoyed her varied selections: Come to the Cabaret, When Evening Shadows Fall, Hey Big Spender and an Italian song, Thank You for the Music and By Meir Bistu Schain were pleasing renditions of old favorites. The now-main act, Ronnie Reckseit, was most delightful with his comedy (original jokes and material – can you believe?) and magic (?) shticks. This evening’s show was another great fine-buck bargain! Reckseit is definitely a senior citizen but sharp as a tack. He’s hilarious, witty and another well-polished pro of an entertainer. He employed audience participation in his stunts and his act never lagged. His performance demonstrated that humor and shticks can be very side-splitting funny without being smutty! Price at another venue: Eleven dollars!

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Freddie Roman, November 5 Opener Kathryn Morris endeared herself to an appreciative CVE audience, not only with her singing, but also with her personality and her comedy shticks. She’s a very versatile vocalist, whether she’s belting out sentimental tunes or swingier ones. Freddie Roman lived up to his hype as one of the top comedians. Despite an obvious cold and about fifty percent rerun material, this well-seasoned, seventy-four-year-old entertainer still has the knack to make an audience practically rolling in the aisles with continual laughter. Some of his hysterical topics included TV drug commercials, dieting and, of course, buying huge quantities of toilet paper (which really hit home to yours truly). His enunciation is good; I had no problem hearing him. Of course he merited a standing ovation. He’s a super person and still at the top of his profession. Vive le roi de comedie!


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Sundays and Holidays Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday Leaves every half hour from Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mini-bus to Plaza Ceases service each evening from Clubhouse at 7:30 p.m. Route #1: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A, Century Plaza, Westbury, Cambridge, Durham, Clubhouse. Route #2 Clubhouse, Durham A & V on Century Blvd., Islewood, Oakridge A & B, Prescott A & E, Newport, Oakridge C & D, Lyndhurst Pool, Keswick, Restaurant, Clubhouse. Route #3: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Upminster Pool, Swansea A & B, Upminster A-M, Richmond, Farnham, Grantham A-E, Harwood, Markham A-K, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse. Route #4: Clubhouse, Berkshire A, B & C, Ashby, Farnham, Harwood, Grantham F, Markham S & T, Oakridge Pool, Oakridge F-V, Markham L-R, Lyndhurst corner, Keswick, Clubhouse. Route #5/6: Clubhouse, Ellesmere, Ventnor, Tilford A-R, Le Club/Activity Center, Reporter/Medical Center, Tilford S-X, Tilford P-R, Le Club/Activity Ctr/Medical, Prescott F-G, Oakridge corner, Markham corner, Lyndhurst corner, Ellesmere-Century Blvd, Keswick-Century Blvd, Parking LotDepot, Clubhouse. Show nights, Express A & B – Motor Coaches will run an hour before the show and after. As of 6/27/11


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By CHARLES K. PARNESS

That’s the way the ball bounces. Joe, a CVE resident, was visited for two weeks by his son and daughter-in-law and their beautiful grandson. While on the catwalk, the grandson accidentally dropped his rubber ball off the second-floor catwalk. Although dropping items off the catwalk is strictly forbidden, we are presented with an interesting problem.

Saturday 10-01-11 B. Weinberg/ L. Fertik – P. Tepper/ R. Colman 10-15-11 G. Rothman/ R. Rosen – R. Davis/ B. Wolf 10-22-11 H. Wiseman/ J. Wiseman – B. Luber/ H. Luber 10-29-11 G. Rothman/ V. Del Favaro – H. Lieberman/ E. Luongo

Tuesday 10-4-11 J. Crown/ H. Luber – M. Cohen/ L. Mandelman 10-11-11 J. Crown/ B. Cordes – B. Ruga/ I. Ruga 10-18-11 R. Davis/ L. Fertik – M. Ginsberg/ R. Ginsberg 10-25-11 J. Crown/ R. Silverman – L. Klein/ E. Luongo

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

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

The Solution to Puzzler – can be found on page 42B.

10-17-11 B. Wolf/ F. Beaudin – B. Cordes/C. Parness 10-24-11 A. Shore/ A. Orent – R. Davis/ C. Vilinsky

Monday 10-3-11 B. Feldstein/ A. Greene – B. Wolf/ F. Beaudin 10-10-11 A. Shore/ A. Orent – P. Tepper/ B. Weinberg

Oil & Multimedia

The ball landed on a walkway exactly ten feet below where the child released the ball. The ball rebounded one-half the distance of each bounce and continued bouncing in this manner until the amount of bounce was so infinitely small that the ball’s motion was considered stopped. What do you think is the total distance the ball traveled?

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

Spanish Beginners (Step 2)

Beginners Computers

Spanish Intermediate

Intermediate Computers

How to Knit

Intermediate/Advanced Computers

Musical History of Folk & Protest Music

Opera Appreciation

Beginner Lapidary

Introduction to Digital Camera

Introduction to Sewing

Introduction to Digital Media

Drumming Crash Course

Memoir Writing & Geneology

Drumming Intermediate

Painting with Meditation

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


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Movie Review December By SANDRA PARNESS

THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED – Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond. PG, 105 minutes. Playing Thursday, December 1, 2011, 8 p.m.; Friday, December 2, 2011, 8 p.m.; Monday, December 5, 2011, 2 and 8 p.m. SUPER 8 – After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange things happening in their small town and begin to investigate the creepy phenomenon. Starring Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, Kyle Answer to the Puzzler from page 41B That’s the way the ball bounces. The ball travels ten feet on the drop, comes up half this amount or five feet, then falls to the walkway another five feet for a total of 20 feet, then bounces up one-half the distance or two and

Chandler. PG-13, 112 minutes. Playing Thursday, December 8, 2011, 8 p.m.; Friday, December 9, 2011, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 11, 2011, 8 p.m.; Monday, December 12, 2011, 2 p.m. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER – After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals. Starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson. PG-13, 124 minutes. Playing Monday, December 12, 2011, 8 p.m.; Thursday, December 15, 2011, 8 p.m.; Friday, December 16, 2011, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 18, 2011, 8 p.m.

one-half feet and then falls the same two and one-half feet. This makes the total travel 25 feet. On the next bounce and return, a total of two and one-half feet, brings the total to 27½ feet. If you continue this calculation, the end result will bring you to 30 feet and that is the answer.

Melodies Memories Gold Standards of the American Songbook

THE HELP – An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maid’s point of view on the white families they work for, and the hardships they go through on a day to day basis. Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer. PG-13, 146 minutes. Playing Monday, December 19, 2011, 2 and 8 p.m.; Wednesday, October 21, 2011, 2 and 8 p.m.; Thursday, December 22, 2011, 8 p.m. SARAH’S KEY – In modern-day Paris, a journalist (Kristen Scott Thomas) finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel’d’Hiv Roundup in 1942. Starring Kristin Scott Thom-

as, Melusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup. PG-13, 111 minute. Playing Friday, December 23, 2011, 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 25, 2011, 8 p.m.; Monday, December 26, 2011, 2 and 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 2 p.m. LARRY CROWNE – After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college. Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Sarah Mahoney. PG-13, 98 minutes. Playing Thursday, December 29, 2011, 8 p.m.; Friday, December 30, 2011, 8 p.m.

Village Speed Limit is 15 MPH Village Speed is 25 MPH on Main Blvds

OnlyYield To Pedestrians & Bicyclists Use Directional Signals & Drive Carefully! The Broward Center & Mazel Musicals present The

Double Chai THEATRICAL Series

FREDDIE ROMAN’S

Monticello Memories

Comedy, Song and Dance From the Catskill Mountains!

HOW LUCKY CAN WE GET?

THE SONG IS YOU

The Songs of Kander and Ebb

December 14 – 18, 2011

January 25- 29, 2012

The Songs of Jerome Kern

January 18 – 22, 2012

Mandy Patinkin

Let Go

in who we were, who we are, who we might become

February 23-26, 2012

Say Goodnight Gracie AT LAST

The Songs of Harry Warren

February 8 – 12, 2012

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

The Music of the Paramount Pictures Era

The life, laughter and love of George Burns and Gracie Allen

March 14-April 1, 2012

March 7 – 11, 2012

For single tickets call 954.462.0222 or visit AventuraCenter.org

For single tickets call 954.462.0222 or visit AventuraCenter.org

3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura, FL 33180

3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura, FL 33180

All programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.

All programs, artists, dates and times are subject to change.

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Sudoku Solution: Cryptogram Solution: A MAN WHO IS GOOD ENOUGH TO SHED HIS BLOOD FOR THE COUNTRY IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE GIVEN A SQUARE DEAL AFTERWARDS. MORE THAN THAT NO MAN IS ENTITLED TO, AND LESS THAN THAT NO MAN SHALL HAVE. ~ THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Jumble Solution: 1) BLESSING 2) EXCEPTION 3) AROMA 4) GARAGE Answer: “A CIGAR BOX”

2011 Area Chair and Vice Chair AREA

CHAIR

VICE CHAIR

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 James McLear Joe Rubino Marjorie Campbell Norman Kaplan Fran Stricoff Joe Rudnick Rhoda Jarmark Philip Norris Don Kaplan Judy Olmstead Rita Pickar Jules Kesselman Robert Gravatt Cecile Baskin Bill Epstein Basil Hales Ann Rifkin Charles Parness Carmen Colon

Don Kaplan Joe Sachs

Council Area Chair - 954-426-9812 papadon4018@aol.com Council Area Vice Chair - 954-725-2404 joeleprof@yahoo.com

"D" 1022 "D" 2061 "F" 3131 "E" 224 "B" 4019 "K" 254 "C" 349 "B" 27 "D" 3015 "C" 454 "I" 4018 "S" 406 "S" 4098 "V" 2106 "I" 180 "F" 151 "A" 4015 "S" 407 "E" 116 "O" 3049 "I" 155

954-725-2404 954-725-9175 954-427-9294 954-418-0768 954-725-3301 954-428-1409 954-570-8112 954-428-0307 954-426-8582 954-571-1899 954-426-9812 954-213-1171 954-428-8890 954-570-9470 954-725-5999 954-428-0634 954-531-0969 954-426-3263 954-481-8934 954-725-1384 561-929-1142

Sylvia Gurin Harry Chizeck Nora R. Wolf Abe Trachtenberg Elaine Levy Dan Glickman Doris Goldman Ed Yeitz Elaine Solomon Bob Bender Lori Benoit Donna Dowling Joan Baker Nikki Liberman Toni Ponto Carol Garcy Richard Grundt Sheldon Kershon Mary Ann Braun Jerry Toplitsky Elaine Winkler

"A" 12 "C" 4046 "C" 1054 "K" 364 "B" 1028 "G" 153 "C" 353 "I" 97 "D" 3016 "C" 159 "K" 1043 "N" 289 "Q" 2075 "U" 2081 "D" 79 "E" 439 "B" 3026 "X" 521 "A" 2 "P" 2073 "K" 192

954-428-6857 954-426-3178 954-698-9126 954-419-9730 954-427-2447 954-421-6259 954-429-8313 954-571-9773 954-428-1317 908-477-7811 954-427-2627 954-428-3780 954-427-9624 954-428-3533 954-428-0286 954-428-6104 954-427-7124 954-428-8076 954-571-2266 954-571-6921 954-418-9525

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SNA E CKS !

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Where: ~ LeClub ~ Century Village East (Located next to the Master Management Office) 3501 West Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm For more info, call Karen 954-328-9124 OUR Activa Home Health American Home Patient Aroma’s Grill Audiology Associates of S. FL BBT - West Hillsboro Branch Body Reflexions Broward Meals on Wheels ClearlyDerm Costco CSI Caregiver Services

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Margate Healthcare Center MobileHelp National Securities Nursing and Home Physicians PA Paragon Deerfield 8 Theater Premier Homes Group - Keyes Real Estate Publix GreenWise Market Rand Eye Institute Stratford Court of Boca Pointe Susan Peacock Registered Dietitian

The Horizon Club The Veranda Club The Volen Center Total Medical Health Services Unimed Health Systems Walgreens Walk’n Shoes West Boca Medical Center Whole Foods Market

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Attention

Century Village Residents On or about December 20, 2011 your channel line-up will be changing.

Your Homeowners’ Association recently upgraded your XFINITY TV Package to Digital Starter with High-Definition and HBO. These are your NEW High-Definition channels2:

These are your NEW Standard Definition Channels1: WGEN-8 (GENTV) WJAN (AMERICA TEVE) TELEMIAMI TRUTV COMCAST SPORTS SOUTHEAST SHOPNBC JEWELRY TV CARTOON NETWORK STYLE HISTORY GAC CMT GOVERNMENT ACCESS CV NETWORK ONdAS dE AMOR TELEAMERICA C-SPAN 2 C-SPAN 3 INVESTIGATION dISCOVERY BBC AMERICA BIO: THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL HISTORY INTERNATIONAL LMN PBS KIdS SPROUT MOVIEPLEX G4 TV ONE TV GUIdE NETWORK WPBT-V-ME WPBT-CREATE WPLG-LATV WTVJ-NBC MIAMI NONSTOP WTVJ-UNIVERSAL SPORTS WSVN-ESTRELLA TV WSFL-AzTECA AMERICA WSFL-ANTENNA TV WSFL-THIS TV JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION BLOOMBERG TELEVISION HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL HBO COMEdY HBO zONE HBO LATINO HOMETOWN TV LOCAL ORIGINATION MUN2 MUSIC CHOICE

8 15 18 33 & 252 41 & 277 46 & 186 49 & 188 52 & 124 59 & 118 65 & 126 70 75 78 82 83 88 104 105 111 114 115 116 119 128 149 162 173 177 201 202 209 216 217 220 224 225 226 239 251 256 306 311 312 578 580 668 801-846

Digital Device is required to receive this service on all TVs.

1

Programming subject to change.

BBC AMERICA Hd THE WEATHER CHANNEL Hd CARTOON NETWORK Hd NICKELOdEON Hd ABC FAMILY Hd dISNEY CHANNEL Hd INVESTIGATION dISCOVERY Hd H2 Hd HALLMARK CHANNEL Hd CNN HEAdLINE NEWS Hd TRUTV Hd MSNBC Hd BLOOMBERG TELEVISION Hd FSN FLORIdA Hd SUN SPORTS Hd ESPN Hd ESPN2 Hd GOLF CHANNEL Hd TNT Hd UNIVERSAL Hd A&E Hd PALLAdIA VELOCITY Hd FOOd NETWORK Hd HGTV Hd USA Hd TBS Hd HISTORY Hd CNN Hd dISCOVERY CHANNEL Hd TLC Hd ANIMAL PLANET Hd SYFY Hd FOX NEWS CHANNEL Hd AMC Hd BRAVO Hd WPLG Hd (ABC) WTVJ Hd (NBC) WFOR Hd (CBS) WSVN Hd (FOX) WSFL Hd (CW NETWORK) WBFS Hd (MY NETWORK TV) WPXM Hd (ION) WPBT Hd (PBS MIAMI) WGN Hd WSBS Hd (MEGA) WSCV Hd (TELEMUNdO) WLTV Hd (UNIVISION) WAMI Hd (TELEFUTURA) HSN Hd VERSUS Hd SPEEd Hd FX Hd SPIKE Hd COMEdY CENTRAL Hd E! Hd TRAVEL Hd LIFETIME Hd

NEW High-Definition channels (continued): 377 380 381 382 383 384 387 388 389 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 407 409 410 411 412 414 415 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 447 448 450 451 452 453 457 458 459

STYLE Hd G4 Hd TV ONE Hd BIO: THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL Hd LMN Hd HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL Hd CNBC Hd QVC Hd MTV Hd VH1 Hd BET Hd CMT Hd HBO Hd HBO2 Hd HBO SIGNATURE Hd HBO zONE Hd HBO LATINO Hd

461 462 463 464 465 468 470 471 473 474 475 476 301 & 416 480 481 484 485

Subscription to the corresponding standard definition level of service, HD service, HD TV and HD Set-top Box are required.

2

These channels will be changing channel number positions:

NJT

CURRENT NEW CHANNEL NUMBER CHANNEL NUMBER 26 239

USA SPEEd GOVERNMENT ACCESS HALLMARK CHANNEL EWTN HBO HBO2 HBO SIGNATURE HBO FAMILY HBO (W)

(Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m)

45 732 98 46 26 70 73 74 75 76

26 40 78 137 243 302 303 304 305 307

NJT (NATIONAL JEWISH TELEVISION): This channel is now available part-time on JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION (JLTV) channel 239 on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

These channels will no longer be included in your XFINITY TV package: Digital Starter. TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES GALAVISION CINEMAX MOREMAX CINEMAX (W)

40 49 77 78 79

169 601 320 321 322

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES: This channel is now available on channel 169 in XFINITY TV Package: digital Preferred. CINEMAX, MOREMAX, CINEMAX (W): These channels are now available with a CINEMAX subscription which includes CINEMAX, MOREMAX, CINEMAX (W), ACTIONMAX, THRILLERMAX, WMAX, @MAX, 5STARMAX, OUTERMAX ANd CINEMAX ON dEMANd.

For more information about a CINEMAX subscription, please call 954-266-2278.

Enjoy these great channels and more!

UPGRADE TO DIGITAL PREFERRED FOR ONLY

9

$

99

More per Month for 12 Months*

Call 954-266-2278 today!

Digital Preferred gives you more than 75 additional Standard and High-Definition channels with more of your favorite programming. • Even more On Demand choices including the all new Preferred Collection with hundreds of movies at your fingertips.

*Offer ends 1/21/2012. Not available in all areas. Limited to Digital Starter residential customers that meet eligibility requirements. After promotional period, regular rates apply. Comcast’s current monthly charge for Digital Preferred with a bulk service agreement ranges from $19.95-$17.95. Limited to service to a single outlet. Taxes and franchise fees extra. Equipment, installation, taxes, franchise fees and other applicable charges extra. May not be combined with other offers. Basic service subscription required to receive other services. Not all programming available in all areas. Programming subject to change. On Demand selections subject to charge indicated at time of purchase. Call 1-954-266-2278 for restrictions and complete details. Comcast © 2011. All rights reserved.


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Nous Parlons FranÇais yes we have a French Speaking Realtor on staff we can service our French Speaking Customers and of course all of our English Speaking Customers!

We have been here giving outstanding service to our Century Village East customers for 15 years.

WE ARE THE REALTORS FOR YOU! THAT’S THE DUBMAN WAY! WHEN ONLY THE VERY BEST WILL DO!

WE WISH ALL A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON Gerry Alter

Allen & Diana Dubman Broker - Owner

Steve Holtz

Julietta Ambroise French & Creole

Pat O’Neil

Rosie Brock

“CC” Carter Receptionist

Leon Geyer Russian

Kathryn Phillips

Marlene Weiss Yiddish

Nagy Yassa French

Meadows of Crystal Lake

WE NEED LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALES ASSOCIATES! BUSY OFFICE, CALL ALLEN DUBMAN TODAY! GARDEN

1 BEDROOM 1 BATH

HI-RISE

MARKHAM P Furnished, Garden View, Rentable OAKRIDGE J Enclosed Patio, Accordion Shutters, Steps to Pool MARKHAM N Tile Thru-Out, Stall Shower, New Kitchen Cabinets MARKHAM P Partially Furnished, Hi-Hat lighting, rentable VENTNOR C Ground Floor, Tile, Furnished, Rentable MARKHAM S Enclosed Patio, Laminate Thru-Out, Ground Floor PRESCOTT E Furnished, Enc. Patio, Garden View, All Tile TILFORD L Enclosed Patio, Furnished, Water View DURHAM M Ground Floor, Enclosed Patio, Water View KESWICK B Furnished, Across From Club, Ground Floor MARKHAM M White Appliances, Tile & Laminate, Rentable PRESCOTT D Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Ground Floor GARDEN

PRESCOTT NEWPORT TILFORD ISLEWOOD GARDEN

1 BEDROOM

N O L C

1.5 BATH

Ground Floor Corner, Water View, New A/C & Carpet Furnished, Shower Stall, Rentable at this time Corner, Enclosed Patio, Water view Ground Floor Corner, Screen Patio, Furnished

2 BEDROOM

UPMINSTER L WESTBURY C MARKHAM N PRESCOTT G

$27,500 $22,500 $42,900 $27,500 $39,900 $27,000 $29,900 $22,000 $29,850 $24,500 $25,000 $26,000

$32,900 $29,500 $43,000 $26,500

1.5 BATH

Furnished, ground floor, garden view $49,500 Corner, New Central A/C, Walk to Plaza, Location $43,000 Ground Floor, Furnished, Laminate Floors, Enclosed Patio $55,000 Water View, Ground Floor, Laminate Floors, Newer A/C $40,000

1 BEDROOM

1.5 BATH

BERKSHIRE A Furnished, enclosed patio, location!! Clean!!

$39,900

CAMBRIDGE G

$37,500

Water View, Ground Floor, Furnished, Shutters

GRANTHAM F Furnished, Updated Kitchen, Walk to Club, Enclosed Patio

$43,500

CAMBRIDGE C Tile, Updated Kitchen, Master Has Stall Shower

$49,900

NEWPORT S Ground Floor, Water View, Updated Kitchen & half Bath

$34,900

WESTBURY F Great Location, Water View, Enc. Patio,

$38,000

CAMBRIDGE G Enclosed Patio, Water View, Updated Bath Stall Shower

$44,900

NEWPORT H Preserve & Water View, Enclosed Patio, Newer Appliances

$40,000

HI-RISE 2 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH

NEWPORT

H Enclosed Patio, Water View, Corner

$55,000

NEWPORT

N Water View, Enclosed Patio, Furnished, Stall Shower

$59,900

WESTBURY H Water View, Walk To Plaza, Totally Up-Dated LUXURY

2 BEDROOM

$99,999

2 BATH

RICHMOND C Carpet & Tile, Enc. patio, walk to plaza & pool

$75,000

VENTNOR H Updated Kitchen with mirror pantry, enc. patio, golf view

$69,900

KESWICK C Updated, Enclosed Patio, Ground Floor, Golf View

$64,900

VENTNOR

G Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Tile Floors

$75,000

VENTNOR

G Corner, Furnished, Enclosed Patio, Updated Kitchen

$65,000

VENTNOR

G Ground Floor, Golf View, Screened Patio

$61,900

OAKRIDGE

V Enclosed Patio, Furnished, Ground Floor

$105,000

RENTALS NEWPORT T

1/1 SEASONAL – Furnished, All tile, screened patio

$1,100.00 per month

PRESCOTT O

2/1.5 SEASONAL – Furnished nicely, Enc Patio

$1,900.00 per month

NEWPORT T

1/1 ANNUAL – Furnished, All tile, screened patio

$ 650.00 per month

PRESCOTT C

1/1.5 ANNUAL – Furnished nicely, Enc. Patio

$ 700.00 per month

PRESCOTT C

1/1.5 SEASONAL – Furnished nicely, Enc. Patio

$1,400.00 per month

TILFORD

1/1.5 SEASONAL – Furnished, Corner, Enc. Patio

$1,400.00 per month

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