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VOL. 33 ISSUE 2 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION OF CENTURY VILLAGE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 2014

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VOL. 33 ISSUE 2 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION OF CENTURY VILLAGE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 2014

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INSIDE
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Why Century Village?


Just look at these pictures. Dont you remember those days shoveling snow, getting the kids dressed in snowsuits, freezing when you try to go shopping? All right, enough! Now just look at the other picture below here we are in the middle of the Winter sitting in the sun, playing tennis, bocce, shufeboard, sailing and going to classes and shows just to mention a few of the many amenities we enjoy here in our Village.
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UCO Election News.............................. A2 Presidents Report............................... A3 Letters to Editor.................................. A4 Delegates Meeting Minutes................. A5 Why Century Village?....................... A6-7 VP Reports.......................................... A8 Committee & Volunteer Application..... A9 Happenings...................................... A20 The Library Use It!.......................... A24 Food is Love...................................... A29 Entertainment.................................. A31

S EC TION B
Getting Certied to Sail Our Lakes..... B1-2 Little Red Car That Could..................... B2 Services........................................... B4-6 Readers Corner................................... B8 Recreation.......................................... B9 Organization News....................... B10-11 The Thief Who Bragged..................... B12 VITAS Calendar.................................. B21 Political....................................... B22-24 Around The Bases.............................. B24 Classied.......................................... B28 Bus Schedule.................................... B29 Around Century Village...................... B32
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REMINDER
D E LE G AT E M E E T I N G
Friday 2/7/14 9:30 a.m. in the Theater

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The 2014 UCO Candidates Forum


EVERYONE WELCOME!
All Century Village delegates and residents have a chance to learn more about the candidates running for election on March 7. This will be the second Candidates Forum in Century Village, an event designed to help voters select the best leaders possible to serve as UCO ofcers. WHAT: CANDIDATES FORUM WHEN: February 26, 1:00 p.m. sharp to 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Clubhouse Theater WHO: Candidates for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Corresponding and Recording Secretary, and Executive Board WHY: To help Century Village residents make an informed decision about the officers who will run our multi-million dollar business and lead our community for the next two years. HOW: Forum moderated by Susan Bucher, currently PBC Supervisor of Elections, former State Representative for 10 years who gave extraordinary support to Century Village after the hurricanes and much more. Format is subject to change when we have nal count of candidates choosing to run (below is the plan from 2012 we hope to use again). Brief presentations by each candidate for UCO President qualications, why running. Moderated debate (presidential candidates to submit ahead of event four (4) questions each that they want the moderator to ask); individual candidates answers to be followed by rebuttal by opponents as desired. Brief presentations by candidates for VP, Treasurer, Corresponding and Recording Secretary. Recognition of candidates running for Executive Board. Q&A If you have a question youd like to ask a candidate from the oor, e-mail your name and the name of your association (do not include your question) to Roberta Fromkin at rgwlbf@gmail.com. Names will be randomly selected and as many questions asked as time permits.
FORMAT SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON FINAL COUNT OF CANDIDATES LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION!

Best of Intentions
CO-EDITORS MYRON SILVERMAN & JOY VESTAL
As so often happens, the best of intentions are often misunderstood. Unfortunately this is the case with a recent endeavor of the UCO Reporter. We had initiated a series of questions to be answered by candidates for UCO ofces for President and Vice-President. The rst one ran in the January 2014 edition of the paper and was well received. However, when we received the answer to our second question we found that the candidates answers did not conform to our expectations. Although well written and thoughtful what we didnt specify in our original rules was that there be no campaign comments included with their answers. Following is the second question that was sent: The Ofcers Committee appointed Marilyn Gorodetzer, (Chair of the Committee) Vice-President Phyllis Richland and the advice of an attorney to review and update the UCO Bylaws. What three bylaws would you recommend that they update and why? This being the case, we will not submit another question for our March paper to save the candidates and ourselves the work involved. However, everyone will have the opportunity to submit questions to the candidates at the Candidates Forum, Wednesday, Feb 26, 1-3 pm at the Clubhouse, Perhaps in the future we will make this effort again but this time with a clearer understanding of the rules for submission.

EDITORIAL

THE UCO OFFICERS INSTALLATION LUNCHEON


will be held SUNDAY, MARCH 16 at noon in the Clubhouse Party Room. Tickets will be $25.00. For reservations and additional information, contact Pat Sealander, UCO Administrative Assistant at the UCO oce, 561 683-9189, Ext. 120

All candidates bios for the UCO elections for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Corresponding and Recording Secretary and Executive Board will appear in the March edition of the UCO Reporter. This paper will be delivered the last week of February. We have to wait for this edition because candidates may run from the oor at our February 7th meeting making it impossible for us to include the information in the February paper. The election will be held Friday, March 7th, 8am-9:30am at the clubhouse. All delegates must be on time to have their vote counted. The doors will close sharply at 9:30am. When the ofcial results are delivered to UCO on March 7th, we will post them on Ch. 63 and the UCO Reporter Website http:// ucoreporter.blogspot.com immediately. They will also be posted on the bulletin board in front of the UCO building as soon as they are received. If you want to be a counter or if a candidate wants you to observe the vote, contact Marilyn Gorodetzer, Chairperson of the Elections Committee, msgema18@aol.com by Tuesday January 21th, 2014 for more information.

EDITORIAL POLICY
The UCO Reporter promises to continue its long held beliefs that this publication will print articles to inform our residents of the important issues concerning our Village. We promise to seek the truth and to print both sides of an issue, to open dialogue to inform our readers, not to create controversy. We promise to listen to your concerns and to treat all our residents with courtesy and respect. Your opinion is valuable to us and will be considered in our decision for publication. These are the criteria for publication: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Letters to the Editor should be limited to 250 words, and must be e-mailed (ucoreporterwpb@gmail.com) to the Reporter by the 7th of the month prior to publication. Your opinions are important to us, but please refrain from gossip, innuendo, nasty or inammatory remarks. Letters deemed to be inappropriate, inammatory or libelous will be returned by the Staff for revision or removal. All letters must include the name, address and phone number of the author. No letters from UCO Reporter staff will be published. They may however have the opportunity to submit an opinion article also limited to 250 words. ARTICLES: Articles for inclusion should be limited to 500 words, e-mailed (ucoreporterwpb@gmail.com) to the Reporter by the 7th of the month of publication. All articles will be limited to one per writer. The topic of your article is of your choosing, but the Staff has the discretion to edit it with your approval or reject it based on the above stipulations. All articles must include the name, address and phone number of the author.

UCO OFFICERS
President David B. Israel John Gluszak Vice Presidents Dom Guarnagia Phyllis Richland Treasurer Dorothy Tetro Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Pomerantz Recording Secretary Joy Vestal Marcia Ziccardy

Good luck to all the candidates.

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February 2014 UCO Monthly Meetings

The Presidents Report


BY DAV E I S R AE L

New Committee Proposed


Many of our Associations are nancially burdened by non-paying units. We are talking about hundreds of apartments whose owners are delinquent to the Association and to WPRF, Inc. This spate of delinquencies has been growing for some years. The combined debt now well over ve hundred thousand dollars and continuing to grow. This aggregate debt is an expanding burden on some Associations, impacting other unit owners with increasing assessments. Complicating this problem is the fact that many of these units have mortgages of various amounts. The question is: Is there a solution to this complex issue. Perhaps! Recently I had a lunch meeting with Mark Levy and Eve Rachesky of WPRF, the discussion centered on the concept of developing a process of foreclosing on target apartments in a joint synergistic manner with shared costs, thus hastening the return of these delinquent units to nancial productivity. Hence, we are proposing the creation of The joint Committee on Asset Recovery and Rehabilitation: the members of this Committee would come from UCO, WPRF and those Associations (with delinquent units) wishing to participate. The precise details will have to be worked out as to what costs will be paid by which entity, and exactly how these costs will be recovered by each participating entity. So there will be expenses, but as the goal of rehabilitation and marketing is achieved, these costs will be recovered and these delinquent assets will be returned to productivity to the benet of your Association. Lets consider an example; The rst Association to use this approach, partnered with WPRF to begin the foreclosure in April 2012. Periodic billing was submitted to the Association for reimbursement to WPRF and, by May 2013, the foreclosure sale was completed. The foreclosure costs totaled nearly $5,540.00 and would be reimbursed after the property sold. The unit was sold and closing was completed in September 2013,with the Association receiving reimbursement for all legal costs and one-half of the remaining money received from the sale.

Had the Association foreclosed directly, they would have owned the unit subject to a home equity loan of over $ 40,000.00, making a sale nearly impossible for this one bedroom unit. This bit of magic derives from the fact that WPRF has rst lien, while the Association comes in at number 3 in line as regards lien rights. Clearly there are many other scenarios. So what sort of experience is needed on this proposed committee; clearly accounting, banking and legal, and most importantly a Board willing to clear the books of toxic non-productive assets for the future benet of the Association. This is the very essence of the term duciary responsibility.

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ELECTION MEETING EXECUTIVE BOARD PROGRAM & SERVICES DELEGATE ASSEMBLY REPORTER SECURITY TRANSPORTATION BEAUTIFICATION C.O.P. BID 5K WALK/RUN AMPLIFIED PHONES INSURANCE OPERATIONS CANDIDATE FORUM OFFICERS PROGRAM & SERVICES WI-FI MARK FRIEDMAN CLASSES ART SHOW

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endangering the security of the entire Village. We have continued a true partnership of cooperation with County Government and law enforcement, by way of regular interaction with the County Commission and the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce; this has improved services to our village in regard to security and County services. In the same spirit we have steadily improved our interaction with W.P.R.F., Inc. this, in stark contrast with prior Administrations which were in endless adversarial status. As a result, the Recreation Facility has never looked better or served our Residents more completely. Under the current Administration, this relationship will continue to improve. Additionally, continuously improving inter-action with WPRF has led to improving security by way of a free new fence at Southampton. Soon, a joint Committee on Asset Recovery and Rehabilitation will endeavor to bring delinquent units back online and nancially productive. As an example of working closely with W.P.R.F., Inc. we now have Wi-Fi installed throughout the Recreational Facility, both in the clubhouses and the pools. In addition, the resurrected Program and Services committee is a full and robust organization, which is improving the appearance and operation of the Recreation Facility in every particular; this requires close and ongoing cooperation with Management of the Facility. This Administration is most proud of applying true democratic process to the UCO Reporter, with no UCO interference, thus the Community paper has blossomed to an excellent

State of the Village


According to our UCO Bylaws,the President shall submit a report of the operations of UCO for the preceding year to the January meeting of the Delegate Assembly, or may publish his report in the UCO Reporter. I am pleased to report that despite the continued efforts by a very few malcontents, the operations of UCO and the related state of Century Village is excellent! Lets look at a few highlights of the year in review: Transparency is a hallmark of my Administration, since the initiation of the Information forward Initiative, I have emailed close to 500 emails to our unit owners who have opted to receive these mailings. Over 1000 sets of Minutes, Public Service Announcements and other Information have been disseminated. We have put Channel 63 online via the BLOG, so that our closed circuit TV channel may be viewed by our unit owners anywhere on earth. Also of course the UCO Reporter is available online. Combined sales and rentals processed through UCO Investigations exceeded 1,000 and continues to climb. The slowly improving economy and rising apartment prices, say that this was a good result; I entreat those who, in violation of your Bilateral Agreement with UCO, have abandoned our professional screening process in favor of cutrate or no investigation of buyers or renters, to rejoin the UCO investigations process; you are

chronicle of Village events, rather than the UCO house organ that it was in prior times. Reecting this spirit, I note that advertising revenues have never been higher and continue to increase, as our paper is nding acceptance throughout the local community, not to mention an expanding Internet presence. I have resisted every effort by certain elements in UCO to exercise nancial and Administrative control over the Reporter. Our Community Press must remain free and independent. We are particularly proud of the effort expended and the results achieved by the UCO Insurance Committee. Our coverage has become more comprehensive, and more innovative, and our costs remain most reasonable. To those who, as in the case noted above for Investigations, have chosen, in violation of your Bilateral Agreement with UCO to choose less than optimal coverage, for cut-rate costs; be aware that you may be subjecting your Associations to nancial risk, not to mention the additional costs that your defection visits on the majority of our Residents. Please consider rejoining the Village program, in order to maintain a strong negotiating position, and coverage prole for all. I hope to continue to serve our Village as UCO President for years to come.

RECALL HEARING
New Date: Monday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Clubhouse Theater

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


our valuable volunteers and works in UCO 5 days a week as Administrative Assistant Pat has saved us (like other volunteers) a lot of money. Once again, she has taken on for the second year putting together the volunteer luncheon. A BIG task. Thank you. Barbara Cornish as before. Looking at the time it had taken -- an hour and a half. George R. Pittell would have seen that the holidays were up and coming and would have stopped there; but no, you chose to make rash statements and innuendos. I would like to enlighten you. Dec 12th was the rst meeting following Thanksgiving. Due to the number of members who were preparing for the Christmas holiday and were not present at that meeting, we didnt discuss any new business foregoing new business until after the New Year. By the time this letter is published, charities will have been chosen and monies distributed to them. A list of those beneciaries will follow at a later date. Instead of chastising the people who are working for the good of the residents of Century Village, perhaps you should be thanking the ones doing so. Its people like you who cause people who want to work for the betterment of our community not to get involved. Milton Cohen President, Social Village Singles

Power or logic?
Congress has approved a new tax. Some people call it Health Care, some call it Obama Care. Some people call it Affordable Care. The Supreme Court calls it a tax. People do not usually like to pay taxes, but they pay anyway. They have to. This new tax is different, however. Some people do like it. Only some do not. Not liking to pay a tax is understandable, but here the reasoning is strange it is too expensive, the copayment is too high, the benet is too small. Do these reasons make sense? Tax is not for our benet. Tax is something we pay, the IRS collects and the government then spends. If it were an insurance policy we could ask, how come if one is perfectly healthy, one can get all kinds of preventive care, with no deductible, no copayment? However if one is really sick? I think it is neither a tax nor an insurance policy. It is a duck a young duck, and we just have to wait for the eggs to hatch. T. Sandor

Dangerous Intersection Filed for Arbitration


In reference to last months article on Is My Condo Association Financially OK? I have asked for the nancial records from my association for the past two (2) years. Each year, I have had go through the Florida Department of Condominiums in Tallahassee in order to receive my requested records. This year, however, I was unable to obtain all the records requested. I have had to le for arbitration against the board for failure to provide nancial records requested twice. They were given 10 days to respond to the notice from Tallahassee. Today is the 13th day. I do not know what the outcome will be, but on top of the penalties, if ned, I still want the records requested. This is an unfortunate ongoing situation. In addition to this acrimonious situation, the board is attempting to discredit me and ruin my hard earned reputation. One more thing since, the majority of the board does not reside full time in Florida, our association has no representation in the delegates assembly rendering us unable to any input on what effects our community of Century Village for two (2) years. Sam Grussgott I feel that a REMINDER every 2-3 months should be included in our UCO Reporter re: the subject above since we are continually getting new residents in CV who are not aware of this problem. It doesn't hurt to reinforce this matter thereby reducing the number of incidents at this DANGEROUS intersection. Many of our residents still violate this intersection's 2 FULL STOPS so a frequent REMINDER is in order for the safety of EVERYONE . Come to a FULL STOP at every STOP SIGN! Dont ignore them and DON'T ROLL THROUGH THEM. You will get a ticket if observed by PBSO. This email is a request of UCO Reporter for periodic / frequent inclusion in our newspaper, not for publishing it as a Letter to the Editor. Thank you for your attention to my request. John DiGeronimo

OPINION

Comcast Comes Through


I will not take back all the bad things I have said about Comcast over the years as I feel they were warranted. Still I must say my more recent experiences in terms of service as opposed to cost have been quite favorable. Yes, there remain service glitches ranging from brief picture distortions to service interruptions. In most every instance in recent years, a phone call and following directions such as unplug the TV Box, wait a brief minute and then plug it back in solved the problem. Not this time. The problem was with my DVR and nothing the person who took my call tried was able to restore the DVR to its proper functioning. It would require a technician visit. I was told there could be one the next day between 3 and 5pm. Right away my mind went back to the times I was told the next possible time would be days away and the time frame was much wider. Not that it mattered as they never came that day or the next appointed day either. The man came at 3:10pm. He quickly assessed the problem with the DVR and advised it needed replacement. He started to disconnect the DVR when I told him I had a great deal of programming on it that I had not yet watched or wanted to keep. He told me it was not possible to transfer those recordings to a new DVR. He then said he would see if he could restore the DVR I had. I watched as he made many attempts to nd the problem, involving calling in for information and punching buttons. He rst corrected the problem with the my DVR button and then the second with the On Demand button resulting in the DVR working as well

Money From Dinner Was Distributed to Charities


This letter is specically geared to the Rumor Mongers and Agitators residing within Century Village. There seems to be person(s) who have made reference to the prot from the Thanksgiving Day dinner and what was done with the monies. It was discussed prior to undertaking sponsoring the dinner that IF there was a prot made that those monies would be donated to charities decided upon by the membership of Social Village Singles. Let me set the record straight. Every penny that was collected and spent can be accounted for. If you did take the time to investigate you

Why Cant We Campaign in Century Village?


I have been living here in Century Village for the past 18 years and have been a member of Red Cross for 20 years. I started the Computer Club with ve other individuals 16 years ago here in Century Village. Never in all these years have I seen anything like what is happening here this year with the election campaign. It is a shame and worse that a candidate running for a UCO Ofce has to go to a Public Library to campaign, unbelievable!! In the past when I ran for UCO Ofces, 6 times we were allowed to go to any of the 6 pools and also the Club House for meetings and debates.Now we are told that the Millennium agreement does not allow us to do that. We are Continued on next page

Terminate Term Limits?


For both practical and philosophical reasons, I oppose term limits. Practically speaking, here in Century Village, populated by strongwilled and stronger-opinionated senior citizens, incumbents have no advantage. Tell a CVer to vote for Mr. A and he'll vote for Ms. B -- or viceversa. There are no consultants, no TV ads, mailings, door-to-door workers. I've seen two campaign posters, both for a challenger. Anyone who wants to run gets his qualications and platforms published in the UCO Reporter or can post them on the CV blog. The President and the four VicePresidents are independently elected: the President does not get to select a running mate, as US President Obama selected Vice-President Biden. Philosophically, I do not want a previous voting cycle to limit my choice of candidates -- or candidacy. A voter should be allowed to decide for himself for whom to vote, according to whatever criteria he chooses, by an incumbent's achievements, a challenger's promises or his spouse's wishes. Richard Handelsman

Sadies World by Bob Rivera

Thank You, Pat Sealander


I don't know if many of our residents realize that Pat is one of

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Why Cant We Campaign?


Continued from page A4 told numerous different stories as to why WPRF facilities are off limits and in not one story is there the ring of truth. WOW. We also pay for everything to do with the club house, even toilet paper that the WPRF employees use and we are not allowed to "Campaign" for a UCO Ofce in our Village! I think that every unit owner should call WPRF Vice President's Ofce at 640-3111 and demand our rights back. Tell them it is not right. They work for us. We're in America and have the right to free speech. As a Veteran I fought for that "right." Howie Silver, UCO Reporter Photographer

UCO Delegates Meeting


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UCO President David Israel called the meeting to order. There were 172 delegates present for a quorum. All ofcers were present. Guest speakers were PB County Commissioner Paulette Burdick, attorney Jamie Goodman, Sarah Alsofrom & Kevin Bandley. Hanley Center. Gary Olman recorded the meeting. David announced that the Board of Inquiry meeting scheduled for 11:30am this date was cancelled. It was explained that a panel member had signed the petition for the recall and was deemed not to be impartial. George Franklin, Chairperson of recall committee said a new meeting date will be announced shortly. Captain Bruckner PBSO gave the law enforcement report. There were seven auto burglaries and four auto accidents. Treasurers Report: Treasurer Dorothy Tetro reported that there is money in all reserve accounts for the new year. She will continue to fund these accounts in 2014. Marilyn Gorodetzer, Advisory Committee announced that the UCO Bylaws are being updated and input is needed from delegates as soon as possible. Attorney Mark Friedman of Becker & Poliakoff will give legal advice. Pat Sealander, Administrative Assistant at UCO is acting timekeeper for this meeting. A delegate suggested that we nd an expert on Roberts Rules to be in attendance at delegate meeting. Officers Reports: Vice-President John Gluszak asked that everyone try to get along. Vice-President Dom Guarnagia suggested that residents attending shows try to use buses due to lack of parking. He said that preparations for the fence at Southampton C are moving along. We have received a partial payment from Mark Levy who is paying for fence. He also announced that David Daley from Brown & Brown UCOS insurance carrier is available to do a survey of an association building addressing insurance issues. Its a free service. There was a discussion on plants at the West Gate blocking drivers vision. He will contact Valley Crest. Recording Secretary Joy Vestal reminded everyone that copy is due for UCO Reporter. Vice-President Marcia Ziccardy reminded everyone that volunteers are needed for various UCO positions. Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Pomerantz asked that volunteers ll out application that is in UCO Reporter for volunteers and return to her. There is no need to ll out a new application if you are presently on a committee. Vice-President Phyllis Richland said she is in contact with FPL and will announce if and when they receive funding to help those in need with their bills. Unfinished Business: None. New Business: Speaker asked if we are subject to 718 law. He had a question on handrails on the buildings. Explanation was given on associations meeting 718 law. Committee Reports: Search & Nominations - Roberta Fromkin said there is a form for candidates for election to ll out on residence requirements. There is a witness signature necessary but no notary. If wish to ll out bring into UCO ofce. This form is not required it is on a voluntary basis. All bios for election should be submitted by Jan. 15. Election Committee: If interested in working on elections e-mail Marilyn Gorodetzer, Chair, at MSGEMA18@ att.net. Should be available Election Date, Friday, March 7, 8 am9:30 am. Good and Welfare: Pro-Active Residents Projects Committee meeting Thursday, Jan. 16, 10 AM, Room B, Clubhouse. The 2nd annual 5K run will be held on Presidents Day, Feb. 17 to benet the VA Hospital. Register at the Clubhouse, Hasting clubhouse, UCO, and Century Village Real Estate Ofce. 1-4 pm. Bring donation of canned goods. A long discussion followed on residency rules for UCO ofcers. Motion to adjourn was made by Suzie Byrnes with multiple seconds. Minutes submitted by Joy Vestal, UCO Recording Secretary

Response From Eva Rachesky, VP, WPRF


Hi Howie, Unfortunately the politics of this village are extremely ugly and unpleasant. People go to the pool areas to relax, soak up some sun and visit with friends. The rules and regulations for the WPRF recreational facilities have always stated that the recreational facilities shall not be used by any group, club, association, society, party afliation or the like, for any religious, political, charitable, fraternal, civic, social or any other purpose without the express written consent of the Lessor. I have continuously pushed these boundaries in the residents favor, but having said that, I still stand by my not allowing politics at the pool areas. The residents have the right to expect and enjoy a recreational atmosphere at the pools. I have no issue nor would I forbid any group or club to host Esther here in the clubhouse. I did inquire of one such group president, after hearing that they had been approached to host Esther, and was told they did not want to be associated with the politics of this village. Esther told me the private pools want nothing to do with this as well. I do appreciate you giving me a heads up. You are an honorable gentleman! Wishing you and yours good health and much happiness in the new year!

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Stop Vehicle Burglaries


BY DETECTIVE MICHAEL ANTINORO
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Ofce reports there has been several vehicle burglaries since the end of November in Century Village to unlocked vehicles. The burglaries have occurred on four different nights being reported in the morning. The suspect(s) committed a few burglaries each night. All of the vehicles were unlocked. The burglaries have occurred at Easthampton E, Norwichs, Shefelds, Stratford O and Canterbury J areas. These areas are in the northeast portion of Century Village which is north of the Haverhill Road gate. For the most part, small items and change has been stolen from these unlocked vehicles. The burglaries are occurring in the late hours after 11 p.m. at night up to 6:45 a.m. The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Ofce is asking for you to lock your vehicles and do not leave anything of value in sight. Dont make it easy for the criminals to invade your privacy. Protect yourself by locking your vehicle. You should also consider buying an alarm for your vehicle. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Ofce needs your assistance in apprehending the suspect(s) causing these crimes. Please be observant to your surroundings. If you see any suspicious persons walking around vehicles late at night who you know do not live at your buildings, please call the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Ofce non-emergency number at 561688-3400. This would be considered a suspicious- person call. Attempt to see what the person is wearing, what the person looks like and where the person is going. This is needed so the dispatcher can give the information to the Deputy who is responding to the call.

If you have experience in collections we need your help in the Reporter Advertising Dept. You can make your own hours. Please call the Reporter oce at 683-9336 and ask for Cynthia or Carol.

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I Hope You Will Enjoy Life Among Us


BY LANNY HOWE Why Century Village?
Hi Tom & Patricia, The editor of the UCO Reporter referred your e-mail inquiring about present-day Century Village to me and asked if I would write you. I said yes, I'd give it a try, but it would be just as friend to friend, because I gather you don't want the possibly slanted view or pressure of a real estate agent, and anyway that's not my cup of tea. So for what it is worth, here goes, with my apologies for taking so long to reply. We have had a busy December. I would only add that I am not an expert on CV affairs and quite frankly, probably cannot help you beyond what I write here. I have lived in the Village now for a dozen years, renting for the rst three and then owning a one-bedroom, rstoor apartment with one bathroom. It's small, even for one person, but very livable. A husband and wife lived here before I did. I bought when prices Recreational Facility) is the organization that operates the Village recreational facilities: the Clubhouse, shows and movies at the Clubhouse, many activities such as the Sailing Club, the "public" pools (some are privately owned by the associations), Duck Island (a picnic area on the lake), tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and the Hastings gym, etc. All owners pay, in addition to their regular association dues, a monthly fee of a little over $100 to WPRF for the recreational facilities. Most of the associations are twostory buildings of 20-26-units; but some, the newer ones, are 3- and 4-story. These units are generally newer and larger and of course sell for more. The condition of units in CV runs the gamut from well-keptup and modernized to "dumps." You need to keep in mind that many of the older units (and buildings) are 3545 years old. Has the building been well maintained? Have the concrete elements been repaired and then association have an effective working board of directors who are on the scene (not all snowbirds) most of the time? If there is an overabundance of renters, it usually means there are not that many on-the-scene owners and board members looking after things. Are the people friendly? You'll nd a bad apple here and there, of course, but are the residents in the main friendly with one another? Sometimes there are warring factions. It's not pleasant to live in the middle of that kind of situation. The Village runs as it does in large part because of volunteers, from the UCO ofcers down to many who help in a myriad of ways. Without our volunteers it would cost an awful lot more to live here. If you can, volunteer where you can without killing yourselves. If you can't, it's okay.

A Lot to Consider
I would not be averse to checking with a real estate agent on places to live here. The best thing (I think) is to rst have in mind what kind of place you wantground oor? single bedroom or double? In mint condition, very good or good? Near the Clubhouse, NOT near something, or doesn't the location matter? On the water, maybe? Consider the possibility of hurricanescorner units are nice (more windows) but more hurricane vulnerable on that account; and properties on the water have a beautiful view but are also more subject to hurricane wind damage. A real estate agent is helped if you can narrow down the choices ahead of time and have a denite price range. Don't be rushed into buying a place. And BE SURE that anything in the apartment (furniture, etc.) is specied before you sign even the rst document to buy. RE agents are motivated by SELLING units so they make money, but you know that! And a nal word of warning about location: A developer has obtained approval to build on the old golf course on Haverhill Road, abutting CV property. You can most likely expect major construction to be going on there during the next few years. Finally, if you are thinking of buying in order to then rent a place (I don't think you are), I would think twice about this. Most landlords don't make that much on rentals here, there are always unforeseen expenses, and you may be unlucky and get a tenant who destroys the place. Consider whether it is worth the hassles? Does this help? There are people here who LOVE the Village and take advantage of the abundance of recreational opportunities. I'm in the category of people who ENJOY the Village. If you do come here, I hope you will enjoy life among us!

Some Real Positives


Our Village has been updated in many ways since you lived here. The security is top notch. (It wasn't, as I understand it, back in the late '80s.) The Clubhouse suffered great damage during the two hurricanes of 2004 and has been all refurbished with many improvements. Clubs now abound. The pools have been well maintained. Since Dave Israel became UCO president, we have seen many technical improvements, the latest being Village-wide Wi-Fi, which is being worked on now. Investigations (another UCO "advisory" benet) does a more thorough job checking on prospective owners and renters. We have free cable TV (included in your dues but at a much lower price than one would pay individually). There is automatic entry into the Village by means of a transponder one can buy (soon to change to another automatic system). Communications among the residents has greatly improved. In addition to the monthly newspaper, there is a blog with up-to-date Village info you can access if you are reasonably computer savvy and have Internet access. And we have our own TV channel (63). I wish I could say there was overall 100% harmony in the Village. There is not. A vocal few seem dissatised with a great deal and lay the blame on certain individuals. If you become active in Village affairs or read the blog, you will soon encounter this. If you keep to yourselves, you may seldom run up against these "wars." This is NOT a reason to be an inactive resident, though. I am just warning you about a fact of life here, which I think often prevails in similar communities.

Staying in shape in Century Village were high, for $37,000, and have made improvements; now I think I would be lucky to get $23.000 for it. Those are the breaks of the game. I have enjoyed the place and gotten my money's worth out of it.

Photo by Ken Graff

How Our Village is Run


The Village is like a small town: 13,000 residents in season and about half that out of season, some 7800 units in all. Strangely (and not always to advantage) the Village is is composed of 309 separate condo associations. These are legal entities unto themselves except to the extent they have ceded certain responsibilities and rights to an "umbrella" organization, called UCO, which stands for United Civic Organization. UCO oversees the Village security, the roads and "common" areas (common to all residents), the bus service (free and the best of its kind in Florida, circulating within the Village and taking one to nearby stores), and relations with WPRF (more about WPRF in a moment). UCO also gives advice and help to individuals and associations. Every association has at least one delegate, who has a vote at UCO delegates meetings, which are held at least once a month. UCO also has many committees. Some owners are active in association and UCO affairs; others are inactive. WPRF (stands for West Palm

protected by having been painted? Is the roof in good shape (critical for us in hurricane territory)? It's very hard to know about the plumbing behind the walls, but in old buildings there is always a possibility of a major leak, costly to repair.

What to Look For


Prices bottomed out here a couple of years ago. It now seems they are slowly increasing, and sales are increasing. You can get a very good buy in the Village if you buy now. What is not low are our HOA fees. When you add in the WPRF monthly fee, our total HOA fees are about average for a community with guard stations. The big savings is in the purchase price of the unit. As a buyer, you should look at not only the unit you are buying, but also the association you are buying into. Have they kept up with the overall maintenance of buildings and grounds, and how much money do they have in the association's savings (reserves)? If they have not been setting enough money aside for contingencies (a new roof, repainting, restoration of the concrete elements), you could nd yourself being assessed for hundreds or even thousands of dollars beyond your regular dues. Another thing to look for in deciding on a condo association in the Village is how well things are run and how the people get along together. Does the

A beautiful environment in which to live

Photo by Ken Graff

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Home is Where The Heart Is


BY STUART RICHLAND
Our journey to Florida started with a six-year-old granddaughter crying in my car begging that Bubby and Poppy move to California. When I related this incident to Phyllis, who did not accompany me on this trip to visit our grandchildren, she responded: OK, lets put the house up for sale. When she who must be obeyed, makes up her mind, it becomes a done deal ! We sold our house in Brooklyn, packed all our precious collectables, memories and wine. Taking Horace Greelys advice the Richland family went West. We bought a house in a bedroom community called Simi Valley. We were told: (a) it was the safest place to live due to a large number of retired FBI agents living there, and (b) they had never experienced an earthquake in Simi Valley. However, I remember the day the AllState Insurance agent knocked on our door with our home owners policy urging us to buy earthquake insurance at a reasonable cost. Phyllis, with her uncanny ability to peer into the future, agreed. Moving there was dream come true for a kid from Brooklyn and a girl from the Bronx. However, as the old adage reminds us: While man plans, God laughs. Well, one dark and frightful evening, our world came to a shaking halt. Our house began to shake, we were thrown out of bed, yelling to Phyllis, Its an earthquake! We ran to the bedroom our granddaughters were sleeping in, scooped them up, darted to the front door and stood under the frame of the door listening to furniture shaking, dishes tossed about, sheet rock nails being popped out of walls. At dawn, we then were able to access the damage. The house was a mess. The pool was cracked, the water heater broken away from the wall. After the rst initial shock, we became very philosophical, what we lost was just things, but thank goodness no one was injured. The additional tremors after the initial quake,may not produce any more physical damage, but it sure produces a great deal of emotional distress. It took us well over a year to put our lives back in order. Taking out our bucket list we crossed off living in California replacing it with a big question mark. We put our house up for sale and now had to decide where to move. At this point in time, Phyllis had to travel to New York because her mother was not well. Taking advantage of being on the East coast, she decided to visit her aunt who lived in Century Village, West Palm Beach. I received a call from Phyllis telling me that Century Village is the place we should move to meeting our criteria for retirement living. I ew east, had a real estate broker take me around to other areas for comparisons to Century Village. The decision was a no-brainer. The cost of buying an apartment was well within our budget, just needing to nd the right location. Leaving this decision to Phyllis, I ew back to California to deal with the details of selling our house. These two details fell into place rather quickly. We accepted an offer on our house. Phyllis found an apartment that met her requirements. The apartment was located in Somerset K. Having been empty for two years, the owners living in Europe wanted to sell it quickly. Since Phyllis had spent 20 years in the construction business, she set about hiring a contractor to gut the apartment and begin reconstruction. We made a computer layout of the apartment to decide what furniture we would take with us. This done, we gave the balance to our kids. With the house in California sold, and the construction well under way, we left for Florida. Because of some construction glitches we had to live in the hotel just outside of the Village for about six weeks. The ordeal came to an end and we moved in on Thanksgiving Day 17 years ago. Not once in all this time did we have any regrets about our decision. Most of the residents of Somerset K were original owners and they were looking for some young blood to take their spots on the board of directors. Phyllis became the condo president and has held this position for 16 years. I can proudly say that under Phyllis leadership, we have one of the best-run associations in theVillage. Phyllis soon became involved in UCO and has been an active contributor for the last 16 years. So why do we constantly extol the virtues of living in Century Village. First, our Somerset K family are the best neighbors you can have. We really do look out for each other. After visiting other Century Village complexes, I can categorically state that ours is the most attractive, with that homey look that sets us apart from similar villages. Its a place where you really can feel safe. The facilities are outstanding. The clubs and activities run the gamut of interests, the shows are great and affordable...you even have a parking space which you can call your own. The economics of living in Florida goes without saying. Homestead exemptions are a big plus. Even though our fees keep going up, compared to other areas its still a bargain. Living in Florida has ended my bouts with hay fever. It is virtually impossible to get lost. The road system is easy to follow and signs are bright and numerous. You dont have to pay a STATE INCOME TAX !! To get back to our roots in the Big Apple is not a problem. Almost anything your heart desires can be purchased in the local stores or, with a quick few strokes on the computer, you can have your goodies shipped in from Katzs Deli or Zabars if you choose to do so. Now with the direct air ight from Los Angeles to the West Palm airport, it makes it ever so convenient for our family to visit. I am a proud member of the Knights of Pythias, Palm Beach Rainbow Lodge #203. The guys are great and support so many charitable groups. I feel so lucky to be part of this organization based in our Village.

Stay active in the sunshine 12 months out of the year.

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Coming Back to Century Village


BY RUTH BERNHARD -DREISS
Having bought a unit in Century Village in 1971 shortly after it began development, I have seen and experienced more than most living in the community today. After an absence of ten (10) years from 2002 to 2012, at which time I moved to a house just two trafc lights north of CV, it was time to return home where I found that many changes took place during that time. Why did I choose to return here? It was simply because, in my opinion, there was no better place to live with all that CV had to offer at most affordable costs. In addition, it was centrally located near shopping, the airport, hospitals and bus transportation in and out of the Village if I wanted to avail myself of it. The rst thing that comes to mind is that everything had become computerized. Until then, gate passes, auto decal records, bookkeeping records and all other recordkeeping was done manually. Before moving, I volunteered at the UCO Reporter where I learned the computer from my guru, another resident volunteer there who taught me whatever it is I know today. Now there is a Computer Club where I can further my knowledge of computer skills. By the time I returned, everything had been modernized. We have a well-stocked library kept up-todate by UCO volunteers and various classes on subjects of interest with programs geared to senior citizens. Im sure I am omitting much more, but I have only so much stored in my memory bank. Instead of the stark white buildings, associations had opted to paint their buildings colors and there were now some pet friendly buildings as well. A new cable company contract had been signed, plus a renewed contract with a most desirable cost for ambulance service. A Medical Center, drug and grocery store, and pharmacy for the residents convenience took the place of the ofce building at the East gate at the four corners. Things had changedand for the better. The downside to some is that the golf course owner wants to develop that land for a housing community with shops and other features deemed not to be desirable, but that hasnt halted sales according to reported gures. The UCO Reporter now boasts color pages with worldwide distribution and is probably the nest newspaper of any other community. The current issue has 64 pages where it was half that size years ago. It is, and has always been, the best source of information to the residents and contains so many articles and stories of interest to those in and out of the Village wherever it is distributed. There was a newly renovated Main Clubhouse with an approximate 1,200 seat theater, and a gym and resistance pool at the Hastings Clubhouse. There were many more social clubs to accommodate an inux of new residents who were Hispanic, French Canadian, African-American and many others. As always, there were recreation facilities, including many more social clubs for all who wanted activities, choosing as many or as few as they wished. Movies at the clubhouse, included in our monthly maintenance, are enjoyed by movie-going residents. The UCO ofce was no longer in Stratford where Century Village Real Estate now operates, but in its own beautiful building with elegant ofces at the West Gate. Transponders replaced auto decals for resident entry into CV, available at this ofce. These come under our Security gate system which is constantly being upgraded for the safety and security of the residents. The latest which came about just this year was theater ticket purchases and guest lists online via the Vendini system. This is a new concept to CV and enjoyed by the many who do not wish to order tickets through the mail or obtain them in the ticket ofce. And last, but by far not the least, is the anticipation of WiFi throughout the Village already at the pools. This is said to increase the value of units because prospective buyers are asking whether it is an amenity here. It is in the works and will be available at a cost far less than the monthly fees residents are paying to their Internet providers. I am back in the Village now, coming up on two years next month and am still in the learning phase. My advice to anyone moving back is to get involved in your building association and UCO. Adhere to rules and regulations. Only then can you keep the community running smoothly and enjoy its offerings.

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VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS


Village Laundromat on North Drive. We have placed large reectors on North Drive and will do likewise on South Drive after the concrete FPL light pole has been replaced where the speed limit is posted as a reduced 20 MPH, going unheeded. Be careful and enjoy another winter in South Florida, where my son in Boston wishes he was today with over a foot of new snow and a temperature of minus 3 degrees F. bush instead. We also used to have many more fruit trees before the hurricanes. It would be a good idea to plant these once again since fruit is so expensive at the supermarket -also a small vegetable garden if you have the room. I also noticed many buildings are redoing their catwalks and paths and they look wonderful. It is good to see that we take pride in the place where we live.

Dom Guarnagia
Andover Bedford Dover Golf's Edge Greenbrier Kingswood Oxford Southampton
There are several things that will neither come to fruition in a timely manner nor go away quietly. A sincere attempt to have created, by the Beautication Committee has met with little resolve in spite of contacting and visiting sign manufacturers with sketches provided by the Committee. The hope was that a bright new V-shaped well-lit visual announcement that this is the entrance Century Village would be visible to several thousand drivers passing by daily. It is yet in the works and will hopefully be in place this spring. The fence to be placed inside the Southampton C grounds, (Hopefully past tense when this is read), located ve (5) Ft. from the existing wall, approximately 585 feet long and eight (8) Ft. high, from Okeechobee Boulevard to the temporary construction fence belonging to Fairways LLC with three (3) gates for access to remove wind-blown debris has been nanced by the Levy Family through Cenvill and erected, according to Code by Fence Crafters. It will be a vinyl-coated no climb chain-link fence. The term no climb refers to the size of the openings, traditionally 2 diagonally, however, in this case 1 openings to discourage unwanted individuals from obtaining a foothold to scale the obstruction. As of this writing (1/4/14), the Contractor has received a 50% deposit, the permit is pending, vegetation has been removed leaving a clear path ve feet from the wall and a signed agreement for an Easement from Southampton C, giving UCO permission to erect a fence on Cs land with the responsibility of maintaining this fence and land as the land Owner of Record, Southampton C. Bougainvillea plants will be installed to further impede attempts to cross the area, hopefully restoring a safer feeling by the residents. Lastly, Southampton C has receive a recommendation to install ood lights atop their roof focused on the wall, illuminating the area with cameras focused to provide facial recognition of the perpetrators. Speeding has resulted in serious personal injury, particularly at both curves, one at the Golfs Edge area on South Drive and the other at the

5K Fun Run/Walk
February 17, 2014
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2nd Annual Century Village

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John Gluszak
Cambridge Canterbury Chatham Dorchester Kent Northampton Sussex
My New Year wish will be for the health and well being of my family and I. May all be healthy and try to be united in an effort to be the Best Village in South Florida. It is most likely an impossible dream, But one can dream, and sometimes dreams do come true. Best Wishes Keep Dreaming

Phyllis Richland
Coventry Easthampton Norwich Plymouth Shefeld Stratford Waltham
A very interesting question was asked at the delegate assembly this month. The gentleman had a copy of f.s.718 in his hand and asked about the handrails on the association stairways and what the rule is regarding them. Well to start with, 718 should be used as a guideline for your condo association. Nothing in it is carved in stone. If your association wants to follow the written word in that document, that is up to the individual building. One of the nice things about being an autonomous, self-governing association is that you and your board can make a decision that works for you. As far as the handrails are concerned, what you have now is the original installation from the developer that is grandfathered in. If you decide to change them then you must follow the new code requirements. If you go into the clubhouse and look at the handrails, there you will see what the new code requirements look like. If you do change them you will need permits and a licensed contractor and an inspection. Look to your own documents to see what the voting percentage in your building is to make that change. I hope this helps. These guidelines reect any changes you may want to make. Be sure your contractor is licensed and insured. Don't be shy, ask for a copy of their license and insurance. If you have any doubts google, if you can, sunbiz. On that site you will be able to see the history of your contractor and if all his stuff is up to date.

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A HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL FROM THE STAFF OF THE UCO REPORTER
Thank You to All
By Dolores Rizzotto In September of 2013, the Italian American Culture Club {IACC} conducted our annual toy drive for distribution to the Toys for Tots Program. The response was overwhelming and the donations kept coming in. In December, following the Clubs meeting, hundreds of games, trucks, cars, dolls and other toys were bagged-up and delivered to the Toys for Tots local ofce. On behalf of the Italian American Culture Club {IACC}, we thank our members, families, friends and Century Village residents for their generosity with our toy drive. Your donations brought an enormous amount of joy to hundreds of children on Christmas Day. Thank you all.

Marcia Ziccardy
Berkshire Camden Hastings Salisbury Somerset Wellington Windsor
We welcome 2014 hoping this will be a wonderful year for our Village. As I rode around the perimeter road the other day, I noticed that the area by Bedford had beautiful plantings. I hope others noticed this and will do the same in their areas. I also drove around with our Cam and Dom in the golf cart and we were able to see areas that need our attention this year. You get a whole different perspective in a golf cart than in a car. I also noticed building areas that had 40-year-old cus bushes that need replacing. Whitey treatment will not help them. Even my own building needs to replace these bushes. It would be very nice to have some kind of owering

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West Palm Beach VA Medical Centers Community Living Center


BY MARY A. GOODMAN
The West Palm Beach VA Medical was thrilled to receive a donation of a 70-inch television from the proceeds of a Century Village 5K Annual Walk-a-thon for our Community Living Center residents last year. The television is used by our Veterans for watching the news and especially sports. It will be the focal point for our upcoming Super Bowl Rally and Recreation Therapy anticipates there will be a crowd in front of it during the Olympics. It has been used for Wii games such as bowling and has just recently been used in conjunction with the Karaoke machine for residents to read the words in large print and sing along to the music. Our Community Living Center (VA Nursing Home) is a state-of-theart 120-bed unit. The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well-being and to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life. Stays may be short for patients receiving rehabilitation, wound care and IV antibiotics or long if skilled nursing and medical care is needed while awaiting community placement. In October, we broke ground for a new 12-bed Hospice & Palliative Care unit that will be completed in 2015 to better serve this population of patients. Unlike many nursing homes in the past, a Community Living Center (CLC) resembles home as much as possible. Recreation Therapy offers a variety of activities. Veterans are invited to decorate their rooms. Memory boxes were installed for each CLC resident to personalize their environment. The solarium and garden offer family friendly places for visiting. Pets are allowed to visit with permission. Bruce the dog makes rounds. Special and theme meals are provided along with birthday celebrations, breakfast buffets and barbeques. Eligibility is based on clinical need and space availability. Veterans must rst be enrolled in the VA health system

Bridget Mongan serves a special meal to resident veterans. and be medically and psychiatrically stable. Eligibility criteria involve service connected status, level of disability and income. A copay may be charged for CLC care based on VA service connected disability status and nancial information. VA Community Living Centers falls under VAs Geriatrics and Extended

VA Hospital Solarium is a nice place to congregate at the Living Center. Care Program that covers Home and Community Based Services in addition to Nursing Home and Residential Settings. To learn more what the VA has to offer, visit http://www.va.gov/ GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/ index.asp or contact Charlene Crace, Community Support Supervisor, at (561) 351-4808.

Wheelchair Safety
BY ANITRA KRAUS
The morning of January 10 on Okeechobee Boulevard and West Drive the unthinkable happened. 75-year-old Michael Worth of Wellington D was killed as he tried to cross Okeechobee Boulevard on his electric wheelchair. Information obtained from witnesses indicates that the batteries on his chair had possibly died during the crossing. The pedestrian light was not long enough for the disabled chair to be gotten across the street. As a person who uses an electric wheelchair to go everywhere, I have had a lot of close calls that could have ended in tragedy. If everyone would become more aware of their surroundings, I think that we would all be able to travel in a safer environment. People who are driving cars need to be aware of the pedestrian crossings as well as the trafc on the street. Just because you can go right on red, the law further states that it is when all other trafc is clear. If the pedestrian is crossing with the pedestrian light, they have the right of way above the lights for the trafc on the street. Also because pedestrians in a chair, are harder for motorists to see. One of the things that could help motorists see me better is if I would attach an orange or red ag, like the ones seen on bicycles, to the chair. When navigating along the streets in Century Village, I also see problems in crossing intersections here. When I come up to the intersection, I try to wait for the trafc to clear before I attempt to cross the street. This is denitely harder to do during the winter months when everyone is here. Many people have tried waving me across the road. Sometimes I see them signal and sometimes I dont. This could be because the sun is causing a glare for me on the windshield or the tint of the glass does not permit me to see the person inside. Another place that I had problems crossing is the crosswalk at the gate on Okeechobee. Thanks to the LCAM Ted Herrle, the bushes have now been trimmed back so that I am not pulling into the lane of trafc before being able to see if there is a car coming. Even so, I have seen a car approaching the transponder gate arm and I am thinking I can make it across only to have the car put the pedal to the metal as the gate opens and they come charging through. Drivers must remember that there are speed limits here in the village for a reason. Lets please be respectful of others around us. Drive cautiously and alertly. This is just a small sampling of some of the issues that are encountered by those of us that are physically-challenged in maneuverability. A bicycle and wheelchair safety meeting was planned before the recent accidents took place. It was scheduled to happen between the time of the writing of this article and when you would be reading this article. Hopefully, with cooperation between the residents, PBSA, and others, we can start to look at some ways to bring more awareness to everyone and think of ways to help make our Village and our community a safer place for all. Look to further issues of the UCO Reporter as this group identies and searches for solutions to some of the dangers we have lurking.

VETS DISCOUNTS
Did you know there are many stores and banks that give a discount to veterans? Next time you are shopping ask if the store gives a discount to veterans. Make sure that you have the proper ID with you. And yes, even banks give a discount. We have been told Chase has a no fee policy for veterans. Just ask. You deserve it.

APPLICATION FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICE VOLUNTEERS


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Each Committee Meeting or Volunteer will be selected by Application and/or Interview. Please give a short Bio and why you would like to serve on this Committee. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Why I would like to serve on this Committe or UCO Oce: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ My Qualications to serve on this Committee or UCO Oce are: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ What would you like to do? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ What was your principal career prior to retirement? ________________________________________________________________________
(12/18/2013)

Please bring all completed forms to either the UCO REPORTER or MAIL to: Marilyn Pomerantz, Corresponding Secretary 24 Camden A West Palm Beach, Florida 33417

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Major CV Infrastructure Upgrade on the Horizon


BY DAV E I S R AE L
As many of you know, we have had, and we continue to experience water main breaks and service stoppages; often with a concomitant Boil Water Alert. Following are a few examples from events over a period of 5 years: There are many more, but this should provide an indication of the mounting cost to the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department, and the incredible inconvenience to our unit owners. So, what is the proper course of action regarding our potable water infrastructure, continue to apply BandAids, or go forward with a proper upgrade of the entire system? We have, in conjunction with Paulette Burdick, our County Commissioner, and Vice Mayor of the PBC Board of County Commissioners; along with the PBCW UD agreed to proceed with a full system upgrade. PBCW UD is drafting a plan which should be completed in the next two to three weeks. What is the scope of this project you may ask, well in a nutshell, it is projected to take f ive years with a cost of $5,000,000.00! Gasp you say; well guess what, cost to CV = zero. This bit of good fortune comes from the close cooperation between CV and our Commissioner, Paulette Burdick. A hearty thanks to you Paulette. It is anticipated that all potable water piping will be replaced and upgraded to current Code. One of the principal problems leading to boil water alerts is the fact that when the system was built, an insuff icient number of shut-off valves were installed; this will be corrected by increasing the number of valves so as to limit the range of affected customers in future. UCO will shortly commence discussion with County Engineers and the County Attorney to determine the process, and how to proceed with the least inconvenience to our Residents, but barring any unforeseen circumstances, the initial stages of this great project should commence soon. Finally, it should be noted that this is a major technical endeavor, and there will be many details reported to you as we go forward in planning with the County Engineers. Watch the UCO Reporter for further information on this Infrastructure upgrade to our Village.

Associations / Number of Service Stops


Andover...........................7 Bedford............................5 Camden...........................4 Chatham.......................11 Dover................................4 Kent..................................8 Kingswood......................3 Norwich...........................6 Shefeld...........................8 Wellington......................9

FOOD AND DRINK AT THE WPRF POOL AREAS


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Mid-County Dental Center was established in 1993 and offers a full range of dental services, including exams and cleaning, crowns, bridges, and full and partial dentures. We have a fullservice on-site laboratory where we make our custom dentures. Our prices are among the most competitive in the industry. You may actually pay less than a co-pay with insurance! We accept Project HERO by Delta Dental for military service veterans. Please ask us for details. We are conveniently located in central Palm Beach County with easy access via I-95 or the Turnpike. Call us today to make your appointment and see why theres something to smile about quality service and quality products at a price you can afford!

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Which of These Neuropathy Symptoms Do You Suer From?


If You Suer From a Single One of These Torturous Symptoms Numbness, Tingling, or Sharp Nerve Pain THEN THE FACTS BELOW MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT YOU HAVE EVER READ IN YOUR LIFE! *****
Neuropathy aects every part of your life walking, sitting, and even sleeping. Maybe youve had multiple tests, only to nd out no one has any idea what you have. Maybe youve been prescribed a drug with negative side eects. Do you have any of the following symptoms... Pins and needles feeling? Numbness in the hands or feet? Tingling or burning sensations? Weakness in the arms or legs? Sharp shooting or burning pains? If so you may have a condition called peripheral neuropathy. My name is Dr. Sabrina Morgen, clinic director at Physicians Wellness Care. Ive been helping people with neuropathy and nerve problems for more than 12 years. More than 20 million Americans suer from peripheral neuropathy, a problem caused by damage to the nerves that supply your arms and legs. This painful condition interferes with your bodys ability to transmit messages to your muscles, skin, joints, or internal organs. If ignored or mistreated, neuropathy can lead to irreversible health conditions. Why not get help by those trained to correct the major cause of peripheral neuropathy? Data from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Job Analysis of Chiropractic lists arm and leg neuropathy as the second most common nerve problem treated by chiropractors. Often neuropathy is caused by a degenerating spine pressing on the nerve roots. This can happen in any of the vertebral joints from the neck all the way down to the tail bone. Numerous studies have proven chiropractics eectiveness in helping nerve conditions... Manipulation [chiropractic adjustments], with or without exercise, improved symptoms more than medical care did after both 3 and 12 months. British Medical Journal Patients showed an 85.5% resolution of the nerve symptoms after only 9 chiropractic treatments. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2008 With chiropractic care, patients had signicant improvement in perceived comfort and function, nerve conduction and nger sensation overall. JMPT 1998 Signicant increase in grip strength and normalization of motor and sensory latencies were noted. Orthopedic tests were negative. Symptoms dissipated. JMPT 1994 What these studies mean is that with chiropractic care, you could soon be enjoying life...without those aggravating nerve problems.

Dont Let Neuropathy Hold You Back From Enjoying Life. Heres What To Do Now.
The oer is only good until 2 weeks from today. Call today 561-964-9191 and we can get you scheduled for your consultation and thorough exam as soon as theres an opening. Our oce is located on Lake Worth Road, one-quarter mile west of Jog Road on the south side, next to the Fountains. When you call, tell the receptionist youd like to come in for the Neuropathy Evaluation so she can schedule your appointment and make sure you receive proper credit for this special oer. Sincerely, Sabrina Morgen, DC P.S. At our oce, we have specialized treatment programs for treating patients who suer from neuropathy.

How To Find Out If This Will Work For You


Its time for you to nd out if chiropractic will be your neuropathy solution. For 14 days only, $95 will get you all the services I normally charge new patients $295 for! What does this oer include? Everything. Take a look at what you will receive: An in-depth consultation about your health and well-being where I will listen really listento the details of your case.

Why suer with years of misery? Thats no way to live, not when there could be an A complete neuromuscular examination. easy solution to your problem. Dont live in (NOTE: These would normally cost you at pain when we may have the solution youve least $295). been looking for all along. Visit us online at A thorough analysis of your exam findings www.DrMorgen.com. We are providers for Medicare and most insurances. so we can start mapping out your plan to being pain free. Youll get to see everything first hand and nd out if this amazing treatment will be your pain solution, like it has been for so many other patients. The appointment will not take long at all. And you wont be sitting in a waiting room all day either.

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By using gentle techniques, Im able to release the pressure that has built up on the nerve. This allows the nerve to heal and the symptoms to go away.

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Our oce policy is that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to this ad for the free service, examination or treatment, a $257 value. This oer does not apply towards insurance nor federal beneciaries. Sorry, no Humana. DC.

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To open an account, visit a TD Bank store near you or call 1-877-700-2913 anytime.5
TD Bank is TD Bank, N.A., a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Member FDIC. Accounts issued by TD Bank, N.A. are not insured by Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation. 1 Money transferred by wire transfer only. Incoming wire fees may apply and will be rebated the next business day. Foreign exchange conversion rates may apply. 2 Assets are only considered for mortgage applications. 3 Subject to credit approval and other conditions. Mortgages limited to property located in U.S. state where TD Bank, N.A. has locations. Equal Housing Lender . 4 Credit cards issued by TD Canada Trust or TD Bank, N.A. Subject to credit approval. Applicants for a TD Bank, N.A. issued card must have a U.S. address within the TD Bank, NA footprint (PA, NY, NJ, CT, NH, ME, MA, FL, VT, DE, MD, DC, NC, SC, VA or RI). Other restrictions apply. 5 TD Bank, N.A. is located in the United States and its support line, stores, products and services are primarily serviced in English. The TD logo and other trade-marks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

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MARTY & PATTY FARBER


Website: farbers.com

CENTURY VILLAGE SPECIALISTS


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Cambridge G Waltham B Bedford D Coventry B

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1 Bedroom 1 Bath Ground Floor

Reduced, all renovated, lam. floors, very nice, nr pool 19,000 Furnished, close to clubhouse and eastgate 19,900 Reduced. Furnished renovated, very nice 20,000 New bath, tile floors 25,000

Coventry L Chatham L Windsor E Kingwood D

2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Upper Floor

Unfurn. easy walk to clubhouse & eastgate Compl. Furnished, lake view, super nice, walk to pool Water view, corner, unfurn. encl. patio, walk-in shwr Corner, all upgraded, granite kit, floors, baths, furn.

38,000 42,900 45,000 65,000

Northampton A Chatham O Plymough R Waltham H Southhampton A Camden J

1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Ground Floor

Furn. w/ beautiful remodeled open kitchen Rentable furn., new enclosed patio, 2 A/C, nr. pool Handyman special nr. pool, clubhouse & eastgate Corner unfurn. nice location, walk to clubhse & egate Lovely apt , large encl. patio, walk to pool Corner furnished walk to pool nr. west gate

18,900 19,900 22,000 23,900 29,000 29,900

Golfsedge 11 Golfsedge 19 Golfsedge 21 Greenbrier C Plymouth H Greenbrier A

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Ground Floor

Nice, move-in cond., easy walk to clubhouse, egate Completely furnished, great cond., near pool, egate All renovated, enclosed patio, private, near pool Tile, carpet, furn. nicely enclosed patio Price reduced, furnished, excellent cond., nr pool Sparkling, compl. furn., encl. patio, steps to pool

39,900 39,900 49,900 59,000 79,000 89,900

Chatham A Camden J Northampton I Northampton C Berkshire G

1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Upper Floor

Windsor K Sussex G Sussex G Southampton A Northampton S Greenbrier A Coventry E Camden C Greenbrier A

Reduced. Furnished lakeview, walk pool Reduced. Corner, tile, nice cond., walk to pool Furnished Corner, walk to clubhouse & egate Corner, furn., enclosed patio, water view Four star furn., new kitchen and baths, patio, Pergo floors, rentable, outside corner, reduced Rentable, corner, furn., tile floors, encl. patio Corner, tile, partially furnished, encl. patio, rentable New A/C, marble floors, DW, garbage disposal 3rd Flr., completely furnished, steps to pool Corner, tile, life, upgraded kitchen and bath Furn. 2nd flr., great views, encl. patio, steps to pool Pets okay, furn. corner, encl. patio, excel. cond. Total renov., open kitchen, new bath w/walkin shower new appliances, beautiful BBQk area Newly furn., oak floors, newer appliances, encl. patio

19,900 24,900 25,000 25,000 25,000 27,000 27,000 27,000 28,000 29,900 33,000 33,000 35,000 45,000

Golfsedge 6 Stratford G Golfsedge 4 Golfsedge 5 Plymouth A Stratford J Golfsedge 19 Stratford M Stratford E Wellington H Somerset L Greenbrier C Plymouth N

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Upper Floor

Big price reduction, corner, nr. pool & clubhouse Unfurn. close to clubhouse and eastgate Big price reduction, unfurn. corner nr. clubhouse Furnished, immaculate, enclosed patio, walk to pool Big price reduction, furn. tile floors, encl. patio Furnished, corner, encl. patio nr. egate & clubhouse Beautifully furn., encl. patio, movein cond., nice vus Furn. tile floors, nr. lake, egate & clubhouse Newer kitchen, encl. patio, new baths, walk clubhs 3rd floor, enclosed patio, newer appl., nr. pools Rare corner, lake view front & back, furnished Furnished, tile floors, encl. patio, nr. private pool Corner furnished, new furniture, tile, encl. patio

20,000 28,000 30,000 39,900 39,900 39,900 39,900 42,500 49,500 54,000 59,900 59,900 80,000

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Camden N Golfs Edge 17 Golfs Edge 16 Stratford N 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, corner, unfurn. $650/mo 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, unfurnished, nr. clubhse $850/mo 2 bedroom, 2 bath, furnished, tile $850/mo annual 1 bed, 1.5 bath, new kitchen, lake view, furn. $700/mo annual

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Bedford J Andover G Easthampton B Dorchester C Dover A

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Coventry L Kingswood D Plymouth A Kent B

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WPRF NEWS
Eva Rachesky
V.P., WPRF

February Happenings
BY KRIST Y BROWN
I would like to introduce myself to all Century Village Residents. My name is Kristy Brown and I am the new Class and Club Coordinator. Please stop by anytime to meet me and sign up for classes! The next Metro Trafc School class will be held in Meeting Room C on Saturday, January 25th. If you cannot attend this session, our next session will be held on Saturday, February 22nd. Most of our seasonal classes are in session but please stop in to sign up for the next session at your earliest convenience. Our class list includes Canasta, Digital Photography, Speaking Italian, Learning to Sew, Mah Jongg and Positive Thinking. Also offered are Jewish History and Kabbalah, Civilization of the Jews, Memoir Writing and Conversational Yiddish. Myrna Goldbergers American Scandals has been quite popular and her next topic will be Spies in American History. We have a variety of tness classes including Belly Dancing, Folk Dancing, Line Dancing and Tap Dancing. Also offered are Tennis Lessons, Tai Chi and Zumba. If you are interested in Art classes we offer Ceramics, Jewelry Making, Paper Beading, Paint Workshop, Stained Glass and Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic. Please remember to sign up for these classes before the next session starts. Stop by for a list of the classes and start dates. Also dont forget about our Free Classes like Learning French or Spanish and Country Line Dance. There is no need to pre-register for these classes, just show up! Please feel free to stop by anytime to sign up for classes or just to ask questions. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you.

Now that our season is in full swing I would like to go over a few things I think are important for a safe and successful season: Our parking lot is full to capacity with only 330 actual parking spaces. When coming in the evening to play cards, catch a movie, dance, sing or see a show..PLEASE CARPOOL; it would be greatly appreciated by those also coming to use the clubhouse to not have to circle for a parking space for an inordinate amount of time. Security is charged with the responsibility of keeping everyone safe. Because of the limited parking, on a show night, we have a great deal of foot trafc. Please follow their instructions as they try to keep an eye on residents and moving vehicles alike. Lets all work together to make the Village an accident free zone. When bringing a guest to enjoy the WPRF facilities, it is your responsibility to apprise your guests of the rules. Please make sure your guest (s) has some form of ID with them. If you get separated and an accident befalls your

guest, without an ID, they become a Jane or John Doe. So when asked by security, your guest should willingly cooperate by showing an ID. Another issue is that of shorts and the fact that your guest (s) will NOT be allowed in the theater for live performances or in the party room for dances. I am dismayed at how many people choose to give security a difcult time. Please remember, security does not make the rules, but they are asked to enforce them. If you have an issue as to the why of a particular rule, please take it up with meI can be reached at 561-640-3111, thank you. My ofce has received several complaints about the American Flag in the party room. Proper protocol requires that the ag sits on the most elevated surface which is the stage area.so for all groups and clubs using the party room, lets give our ag the respect it is due by leaving it on the stage. If it must be moved, for the duration of your event, please put it back before you leave the room. Please note: WPRF has put in a new phone system. In order to access the phone directory for both the Main Clubhouse and Hastings please call 561-640-3120. Still to come are additional tables and aluminum umbrellas at all the WPRF pool areas. I expect the arrival of the aluminum umbrellas toward the end of January beginning of February. Thanks to you all for keeping the above issues in mind as you enjoy your season!

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MASTERS REAL ESTATE


Linda Reichert and Ludine Dumaz to our Company
UPPER FLOOR CORNER 2 BED/1 OR 2 BATH
Somerset F outside corner, decorators delight, clu-de-sac, upgrades, cable Bedford G excellent condition, tile garden view, courtyard patio Windsor K rentable, carpet, central air, cable, tennis Bedford C title, unfurnished, elevator, well taken care of, cable Coventry E rentable, pet friendly, upgrades, east gate, cable Shefeld B beautiful, tile, upgrades, waterview from every window Norwich H carpet, tile, unfurn., near east gate, c/a, tenant in place Bedford C stunning, out. crnr., Pergo rs., nu baths, bright, view Coventry E furn., tile, pretty garden view, rentable, pets Northampton Q carpet, new kitch., pool, rentable, outside corner Chatham P all new!! Models delight! Ceiling to oor redone Shefeld E unfurnished, tile, c/a redone kitchen & baths Shefeld O tile, garden view, lovely unit, clubhouse, tness $79,000 $42,000 $45,000 $39,000 $38,000 $39,900 $35,000 $49,500 $38,000 $45,000 $96,000 $37,000 $38,500

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Andover E short sale, furnished, new kitchen, garden view, great deal! Kingswood A tenant in place, unfurn., drive up to, tile, tness Berkshire B water veiw, unfurn., carpet, newer appls., near west gate Camden L furn., new carpet, near pool & west gate, cable incl. Windsor M upgrades galore! near pool, unfurn., rentable, tile, fresh paint Northampton G tile, part., furn, garden view, rentable, cable Waltham F east gate, tile, new kitchen, upgrades, wall unit a/cs Berkshire G drive up to, fully furn., garden veiw, cable, bike path Waltham I tile, unfurn., rentable, wall unit a/c, east gate Coventry E new kitchen, oors & baths, owner that cares Bedford F furn., bright, move in ready, communal BBQ Windsor R porcelain tile, new kitchen, new everything!! Windsor B carpet, drive up to, close to laundry & mailboxes $14,000 $19,000 $22,000 $23,000 $16,500 $17,000 $19,900 $16,000 $15,000 $35,000 $19,900 $23,000 $15,000

UPPER FLOOR CORNER 1 BED/1 OR 2 BATH


Camden B part. furn., waterview, upgrades, near Camden pool Norwich G corner unit, rentable, near east gate, cable included Windsor M tile, furn., new kitchen & baths, plantation shutters in LR Camden I furnished, decorators delight, wood oors, upgrades Bedford G wood oors, great space, unfurnished, upgrades, cable Chatham A fully furn., corner unit, carpet, tenet in place, beautiful, c/a Berkshire E furn., $500 bonus for outside agent, carpet, tile, C/A, D/W Norwich J new appls. & D/W, unfurn., encl. patio, glide shower Salisbury B tile, rentable, furnished, tenet in place, near east gate and clubhouse Camden G rentable, unfurnished, near west gate & pool. Beauty!! $23,000 $22,900 $34,000 $28,000 $25,500 $35,000 $29,900 $26,900 $22,000 $26,000

GROUND FLOOR 1 BED/1 BATH


Norwich K lots of potential, unnished, wall unit, garden view, east gate $9,000 $16,000 Chatham K rentable, tile, near everything, cable, tennis $17,000 Northampton C lovely condo, screened patio, cable, clubhouse, pool Easthampton H tenant in place, tile, garden view, beauty, taken care of $16,500

GROUND FLOOR 2 BED/1 OR 2 BATH


Norwich N pet friendly, enclosed patio, rentable, hurr. shutters, C/A Windsor K beauty! Well taken care of, rentable, carpet, bright unit Stratford J fully furn., 2 full baths, new tile, large rooms, C/A Somerset A water view, furn., tile & carpet, move in ready, potential $46,000 $45,000 $75,000 $39,000

GROUND FLOOR CORNER 1 BED/1 OR 2 BATH


Camden L tenant in place, carpet, west gate, tness center Bedford J new kitchen, furn., tile, stall shower for handicapped Greenbirer A beauty, outside corner, C/A, new kitchen, quiet area Chatham D beautifully furnished, renovated, water view, cul-de-sac Dorchester H new kitchen, water view, upgrades, tness center Windsor L furnished, carpet, garden view, tennis Camden H rentable, furn., near pool, Pergo oors, west gate Windsor M furnished, central air, garden view, rent to own $35,000 $27,000 $62,000 $39,000 $37,000 $27,000 $33,000 $26,000

UPPER FLOOR 2 BED/1 OR 2 BATH


Kent E unfurn., newer appls., great garden view, C/A, carpet Windsor K furn., rentable, C/A, D/W, tile, encl. patio, near west gate Kent D furnished, tile, near pool, rentable, great location Easthampton H needs TLC, near east gate, 1 bath, catwalk Norwich N fully furnished, central air, carpet, cable, pet friendly Chatham J furn., garden view, tile, carpet, 2 full bath upgrades Wellington M beautiful tile oors, water view, spacious rooms Somerset H water view, pool front of unit, lift, hurricane shutters Dover A knock down wall in kitchen, tile, east gate, encl. patio Greenbrier B tile, 2 full baths, dev. has own pool, furn., desirable area $42,900 $37,000 $35,000 $12,000 $36,000 $38,000 $59,900 $45,000 $69,900 $62,000

UPPER FLOOR 1 BED/1 BATH


Berkshire G pretty garden view, carpet, near west gate & Kent pool Easthampton D partially furnished, tenant in place, near gate Windsor K west gate, furn., D/W, 2 A/C units, enclosed patio Waltham A rentable, tile, mirrored closet in bedroom, new tile & vanity Sussex K tile, furnished, rentable, enclosed patio, upgrades, cable Easthampton D rentable, east gate, wall unit included, furnished Berkshire G tile, unfurn., encl. patio, cable, tness center Waltham C beauty! Furn., rentable, east gate, tile, upgrades Camden G stunning! Walk right into west gate, rentable Shefeld G rentable, carpet, furn., near Hastings tness & pool Bedford G new kitchen, carpet, tankless w/h, lift, stall shower Andover G unfurnished, near west gate, new kitchen, upgrades Waltham G beauty, new kitchen, rentable, new bath, tile shutters Canterbury J new kitchen, custom wall unit, furn., wood oors Dorchester F carpet, furn., kitchen upgrades, bright, cul-de-sac Canterbury F upgrades, cul-de-sac, new plumb. & water heater, tenant in place Kingswood A rentable, tenant in place, west gate, drive up to $12,000 $28,000 $16,500 $17,000 $16,500 $17,000 $16,500 $25,000 $23,000 $15,000 $24,900 $22,000 $24,900 $19,000 $14,000 $19,900 $14,000

GROUND FLOOR CORNER 2 BED/1 OR 2 BATH


Dover A beautiful water view, C/A, near east gate area, lst oor Kent D beautiful tile throughout, W/D in unit, new kitchen & baths Bedford E inside corner, new A/C, lots of light, well kept, owner motivated Shefeld H carpet, outside corner, rentable, near Hastings, tenant, pets Chatham J outside corner, furnished, tile, carpet, rentable, cable Norwich H tenant in place, outside corner, carpet, near west gate Dorchester D lots of upgrades, new kitchen & baths, carpet, linoleum $29,900 $45,000 $42,000 $45,000 $39,900 $35,000 $45,000

UPPER FLOOR 1 BED/1 OR 2 BATH


Northampton J furn., rentable, beautiful wood oors, water view, newly enclosed patio, a/c Camden B part. furn., new water heather & A/C, ceiling fan, water view Southampton A beautiful, complete remodel, large rooms, patio w/shutt. Coventry L beauty! Tile, near Hastings pool, storm shutt., encl. patio Berkshre G fully furn., beautiful garden view, drive up, cable incl. Coventry A tile, 2 new a/cs, painted cabinets, furn. negro, rentable Southampton B rentable, tile, dev. has own pool, elevator, garbage shoot Salisbury B rentable, upgrades, newer d/w & water heater Hastings I furn., rentable, new water htr., garden view, cul-de-sac Dover B water view, wood, carpet & tile, hurricane shutters $23,000 $23,000 $39,000 $24,000 $17,000 $19,000 $18,000 $25,000 $16,500 $39,500

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Norwich N 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd oor, lots of upgrades, pet friendly, central air, new water heater, new surround shower, newer doors, rentable

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The Library Use It! Youll Love It


BY R O B E R TA H O F M A N N P H O T O S BY H O W I E S I LV E R
hen I was very young, my mother took me to the library so I could get my library card. She said that after this rst trip with her, I could go to the local library by myself. Ohhhh, I thought that would be just wonderful and so very grown-up! Wow! To go to the library and pick out books I want to read without parental interference. That day, I took four (4) books home and read them all in one sitting! So... I took them back expecting to check them in when the librarian confronted me and asked why I was back so soon. I told her I had read all the books and was ready to get others. Well, she said, I'll let you check them in this time but keep the books longer so you can get a clear

was kind enough to take me in the library where the books are on a tour. Mr. Waugh has been shelved and sold for a minimal price. Library Manager of the branch The money goes to the Friends Of The for 18 years. He has an MLS Library and is used as needed. in Library Science from the The Circulation Department has University of South Florida in kept up with the twenty-rst century Tampa and never has regretted having many new features used by his professional choice. He the staff as well as patrons. One is the loves the library and enjoys book-drop. When you put your book helping the people who come in the outside book-drop, it doesnt just in. Mr. Waugh told me that the fall on the oor. It goes onto a conveyer original Okeechobee Branch belt after the code is read, continuing Library opened in a storefront on the belt until the conveyer drops it right across the street from into the proper sack according to the the present building in 1976. Information Desk genre of the book. It is a fascinating Then in 1993, the library as piece of equipment. After that, the we know it was established. In 2008 be Bremus Janvier who is Head Man at books go to the shelvers (some are the building was renovated and serves the Reference Desk. volunteers) who put the books in their The Library has twenty-one as library for all residents in eleven square miles from 45th Street North (21) adult computers and six (6) to Belvedere South as well as from I-95 computers for children. All you need is your library card to use one. The computers are always in use very rarely do you see any empty chairs. You'll also nd a network printer which can be used for a small cost: 20-cents for black copies and 30-cents for those in color. And books?!? Youll nd quite a selection. Books of all types: audio books, books in large print, books of ction and nonction as well shelves of new Computer stations for children and popular books. There are books in many languages including proper places. Also, notice how you Spanish and Creole. There are also check out your books. The information classics with Cliff Notes for students. from your library card and the books This spacious library houses 400,000 books. How about How-To books? One you take out is done electronically understanding of what youre reading. East to State Road 7 West. Altogether, might be good I was scared: I thought I might lose there are 16 branches in the Palm Beach if you want to, my library privileges. But that was not Library System including the Main say, x your to be. After that, I think I was at the Library and Administrative Ofces own car. Want library more than I was home! on Summit Blvd. The Okeechobee to view a DVD? Thus a long time relationship began branch has a circulation of 400,000 Pick from the between the Library and Yours Truly. books for the 254,000 people who libraries vast No matter where I've lived the library visit each year with its Reference Desk selection. Or if and the books within are my friends. you like music, Here in Century Village, we are so there must The Okeechobee branch has fortunate to have two libraries at our be a CD that a circulation of 400,000 books appeals to you disposal: one right in the Clubhouse for the 254,000 people who and the other just outside of our Village from the many on Okeechobee Blvd. visit each year with its Reference available. The library in the Clubhouse is run Ohdo you Desk handling 144,000 by Dot Lowenstein and several capable have grand- Self checkout scanners requests annually. volunteers. Dot established the library children in 2006. Not only can you borrow visiting? There is a special section as is the receipt you may request as a books there, it is also a nice quiet place handling 144,000 requests annually. If dedicated to children. It's a great reminder of when your books are due just to sit and read or, if you like, to do you have any questions you can go to place to spend quality time with back to the library. jigsaw puzzles as our CV library has the Reference Desk and let one of the those young folks. Dianna will help In the library youll nd two (2) many to choose from. Dot tells me trained Librarians help you. It might you nd books well-suited for them. conference rooms one that holds that if you take out She manages ten (10) people while the other is a book you may keep the childrens large enough to seat fty. There are it: but bring back section and is well also three (3) study rooms available one or two to take qualied to do to those who need a quiet place to do its place. That way so. There are also their studies. Many programs and there are always new storytimes for classes are held in the conference books in the library, the children. A rooms. When you visit the library, books that you have different time is set pick up a copy of HAPPENINGS, the contributed. to cater to children monthly calendar Of events which The Okeechobee of different age lists the events held. Im sure one will Blvd. branch of the groups. interest you. Palm Beach Library If you have All I can say to you is: visit your System is located just books you want library. It holds a wealth of pleasure east of the west gate to give away, give and information! on Okeechobee Blvd. them to the library. Any questions? The library is Charles Waugh, the Your books go into located at 5689 Okeechobee Blvd. Library Manager, You'll rarely find an empty seat in the computer stations. a special section Phone: 561-233-1880.

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CV Art Show Grows A Following Hollywood South?


BY BETH BAKER
Beth Baker persisted with CV governing bodies to convince them that residents art needed to be displayed at our Clubhouse. An art committee was formed which Thomas Marilyn included Jones, Sussman Connie Joe and Kurtz, herself. Friedman, crochet have also been hung. Other unusual artistic creations consisted of calligraphy, decoupage, enamel on aluminum and computer generated art. Each show now displays thirty to forty artists and you are encouraged to add your art work to an upcoming presentation in April when the next set of artwork will be hung. All that is required is your creativity and your residency in Century Village. We ask that all artwork be able to be safely hung on the walls, preferably with a wire strung on the back of the framework. Good news for three dimensional artists began this year as your art may be displayed in the glass cases at the entrance to the theater. Beth Bakers name and the date of the next exchange of art are posted next to the art which is now on the rst and second oor of your clubhouse. You may call her with your questions: 684-3166. Do you remember seeing some of this art or is it currently hung? Please come look and see. have hung their

Actors Studio of Century Village


BY NEIL J. MOORE

In August 2008, the rst display of Century Village artists was presented on the rst oor of your Century Village clubhouse. Among the fourteen artists in the initial show was a teacher at the Armory Art Center, several classically trained artists and wonderful emerging artists. One hundred and two (102) individuals quarterly. paintings, pencil, creations in eighteen shows changed We have hung oil acrylic and paintings, charcoal.

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You may not know it, but there is a very talented and active group of actors right here in Century Village. They are busy having a lot of fun producing home grown dramatic and comedic programs for the enjoyment of the residents. Everyone in the village are welcome to participate in productions whether they have any experience or not. The regular Monday night meetings feature: rehearsals, auditions and workshops . The group is headed up by Chuck Otterson , a very talented performer enjoying his second career as an actor and dramatic writer. Chuck spent many years as a sportswriter for the Palm Beach Post and is a founding member of the Sports Hall of Fame here in West Palm Beach. He is currently playing the lead in a production by Stage Left Theater in Boynton Beach. It's a very funny comedy called Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe Pietro. Chuck plays opposite Jan Ross, another talented performer from the village. Chuck has been kept busy rehearsing this play and participating in the upcoming residents show. He somehow nds time to perform on camera in the comic farce produced by the Actors Studio called The Golden Days Of Our Lives. The show is an hilarious, fast-paced, original screenplay written, produced, performed and directed by members of the Actors Studio. Ken Graff lends his considerable talent as a videographer, bringing a standard of quality born from years of experience. Other plays in the works you don't want to miss if you like a good laugh are: A Plat in Perpetuity which is a tongue-in-cheek look at the controversy over the golf course. You may see yourself in this play as it is based on the struggle and controversy going on. Howard Jolson gives a terric performance as PeeWee", a dirty

old man who raises the ire of the establishment. Judy Oaks brings a touch of British class giving very solid performances. She plays Grandma Crustycake who gives them "what fer". Janet Guzzone is Mrs Worrywart, a village resident concerned with security. Mr. Dick Tater is another character who eventually ends up as the hero. It's a lot of fun depicting the zany characters who in many ways do reect in a comical way the residents of Century Village,\seeing the characters come to life on a television show. I'm not going to spoil it by revealing the outcome, you will have to wait and see it on Channel 63. You would be missing out if you didn't get to see Analysis, a short play about a group therapy session that gets totally out of hand. I wondered if someone had been watching me and my quirks for material. Though Chuck says that he is innocent in this regard, I wonder if he is just being kind. Both plays are in rehearsal and preproduction planning for inclusion in the Channel 63 line-up this winter and live presentations here in the village. Besides producing shows for television the group is rehearsing a live performance for The Women of Wellington scheduled for February. The Actors Studio has performed at venues throughout the village for some time now. They are available to perform at functions here in Century Village and are more than happy to hear from residents who wish to add a little zip to their event. You may see some odd looking characters around the village doing some strange looking things. If they are carrying cameras, scripts, microphones and lights, don't be alarmed ... join in the fun. Its the cast and crew of The Actors Studio as they bring Hollywood south to Florida.

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One form of ownership of a real property such as a condominium unit is through a life estate. A life estate is an estate held only for the duration of a specified persons life, usually the possessors, with a remainder interest granted to another individual or entity whose ownership automatically commences after the life estate terminates. When this occurs in a condominium setting, the question arises whether the individual with a life estate may become a board member or vote on matters which come before the community. In the case Sauls v. Crosby, 258 So. 2nd 326 (Fla. 1 DCA 1972), the Court held that in this jurisdiction a tenant for life or a person vested with an ordinary life estate is entitled to the use and enjoyment of his estate during its existence. This case was cited by the Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes and put into a condominium context in the arbitration decision,

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Spevack v. Plaza Del Prado Condominium Association, Inc (Arb. case 04-002794). The Associations governing documents required an individual to be a unit owner, as defined by the Condominium Act, in order to be eligible for a seat on the Board. Section 718.103, Florida Statutes, defines unit owner as the record owner of legal title to a condominium parcel. The arbitrator, citing to Sauls v. Crosby, held that in his capacity as a life estate holder the individual was entitled to the use and enjoyment of his unit, which included rights provided to the unit owners via the governing documents, including the right to vote on association matters and eligibility as a board member. The arbitrator

pointed out, however, that this did not hold true for the remainderman who had no right of possession until the life estate terminated.

If your Association is faced with a unit owner wishing to create a life estate, please consult with your Associations legal council to determine if such types of estates are permitted under your governing documents. This article is not meant as advice on estate planning.

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If your fiscal year ended on December 31, the Condominium Act has very specific financial reporting requirements which must be followed unless your Bylaws provided a different time frame. Within 90 days after the end of the fiscal year your Association must prepare and complete, or contract for the preparation and completion of, a financial report for the preceding fiscal year. Within 21 days after the final financial report is completed by the association or received from the third party, but not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year the association is required to mail to each unit owner at the address last furnished to the association by the unit owner, or hand deliver to each unit owner, a copy of the financial report or a notice that a copy of the financial report will be mailed or hand delivered to the unit owner, without charge, upon receipt of a written request from the unit owner. Mark D. Friedman is a Shareholder at the law rm of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. This column is not intended as a substitute for consultation with an attorney. Mr. Friedman may be contacted at CondoLaw@ becker-poliakoff.com

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Nichlas Ma interview at CV pool on new WiFi service.

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New Addition: Internet at Our Pools


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1 lb chicken breast 1 T parsley Flour Olive Oil (some margaine) 1 T Romano Cheese Salt & Pepper 1. Cut chicken into slices 2. Season with Salt & Pepper and squeeze of a lemon onto meat 3. Place our into a dish and coat each slice of chicken shake off extra our 4. Break 2 eggs into a bowl, add 1 T cheese, 1 T parsley and of a lemon, mix with fork 5. Put olive oil into a large frying pan with some margarine 6. After dipping slices into egg mixture place in hot pan to slowly cook and turn until lightly brown. Put slices into a baking dish and prepare sauce. 7. Use the same pan to lightly cook onion and garlic. Squeeze lemon into pan and bouillon cube softened in cup of water and season. 8. Pour sauce over chicken in baking dish. Put oven 325-350 for about 20 minutes or less. Ready to serve! 1 Chicken bouillon cube 1 T Chopped onion 1 T Chopped Garlic 2 Lemons 2 Eggs

BY NICHLAS MA
Community-wide Wi-Fi in the Village is still under development, though wireless internet connection has become a recent addition to the WPRF pools. Thanks to DSL Express, pool comers could check their emails or talk on Skype with their tablets, laptops and smart phones since December 2nd. The Wi-Fis working ne and I think a lot of people are happy now that they can use the internet when they are at the pools, UCO President David Israel said. From what I heard so far, things are working out. Throughout the month, access to internet has been relatively successful with only one reported incident to UCO due to uncertainty over network settings. One person called in about the South Hampton pool because they thought that they needed a password for the Wi-Fi, Anitra Kraus, member of the WiFi committee, said. There are two networks named Century Village: one of them is open access to everyone and the other is secured and only for administration. The additional secured network has proved its worth in management of the pool. Because of the confusion over the two networks, UCO and WPRF will try to change the names so that the two identically named networks are distinguishable. We use that other restricted line to check the chlorine levels in the pools at any time. Thanks to this network, we received maximum readings. We managed to save money by reducing pool management personnel, Kraus said. Well probably use the pool name for the network, like South Hampton Century Village. The main users of Wi-Fi so far are visitors to Century Village, particularly young ones, with varying opinions with using the internet at the pool. The Kent pool, for example, has decent coverage, according the experience of members of WPRF, the Reporter, and visitors. The internet works ne here, Myriam Gruber, a young visitor clutching an iPhone said. My Dad has trouble trying to get on with his laptop, but I am doing perfectly ne with the e-mail on my phone. The Camden pool also has some mixed reception from guests, though Wi-Fi connection is at least adequate. We use the internet every day on our two week holiday here, Laura Kahkonen, daughter of a Village resident, said. It is quite slow and doesnt work sometimes. A few days ago, it was a little sluggish, but today its working ne and the Skype works very well. I still think that its great they have wireless internet at the pool. The pool at Dorchester, as residents found out provided mixed to decent coverage. The Wi-Fi here can sometimes be slow, and the connection can lag, George Matray, Village resident, said. Despite that, we can get the internet to work ne without too many problems. Overall, the other pools proved successful; the Club House pool in particular has been one of the most consistently successful, since it is right at the source of the Wi-Fi. As WPRF has found, the pools have provided decent internet connection. Things are turning out ne; the problem at South Hampton has been xed, Hastings works ne, and all the other WPRF pools are doing good. We might even get internet connection to private pools like Greenbrier, Barbara Cornish, member of the Operations committee, Wi-Fi and Bid Committee, said. Its still a little early to tell. Since internet at the pools would serve as a trial for Wi-Fi for Century Village residents, the current system in the pools would more or less represent what the future would be like for internet connection in the Village.Theres a very good chance that a distributed wireless mesh network can function, based on what we experienced so far at the pools, Israel said. However, its a little deceptive, because the bandwidth at all of the pools is wide-open and is allowing very high data rates. Also, connection at the pools would be much easier because its out in the open. With internet in the buildings, the radio waves will have difculty passing through the concrete.

DINING OUT
Pampas Grille
BY ELAINE MOREY
My husband Ed said he was taking me out for a new dining experience and thats what he did. We went to Pampas Grille at 651 Okeechobee Blvd. West, Palm Beach. If you have been there you know the dining is unique. First the restaurant is clean and nicely decorated in a Brazilian atmosphere. It has a 30 item sidebar with everything from salads to vegetables to soups and potatoes which you can choose from before your fascinating meal really starts. Your waiters who are all excellent will instruct you how to order your meat. It is unique in itself. You're given two pieces of wood that looks like salt and pepper shakers, red on one side and green on the other side like stop and go. When you are ready for your meat to be served, you turn your shaker to green and the wait staff starts to serve you each kind of meat, chicken, shrimp, hot pineapple, steak (sirloin, tenderloin, barbecue ribs) and much more. These are served to you by the wait staff on metal skewers and sliced at your table nice and hot. You may choose to try all the items as many times as you want as the staff walks around to each table as the name Rodizio eating suggests. When you do not want the wait staff turn your shaker to red and they will stop coming to your table. This is a nice place to eat and the staff is great. Also the drinks and the desserts are out of this world and the price is reasonable for the amount of food and service you get. My husband said I would love it and I did.

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Saturday, February 1st, 2014 If you like The Platters, you are certain to love this show! Just some of the top hit songs to be heard include Under The Boardwalk, Honey Love, I Dont Want To Go On Without You, Money Honey, On Broadway and much more. This debut performance promises to be one of the highlights of the Season.

Stayin Alive One Night of the Bee Gees


Sunday, February 2nd The worlds number one tribute to the Bee Gees returns from Canada, singing blockbusters like Night Fever, Jive Talkin, How Deep Is Your Love, You Should Be Dancing, Nights On Broadway and much more. With their sound, looks and 80s regalia, youll swear youre at a concert with Barry, Robin and Maurice!

California Dreaming
Tuesday, February 4th California Dreaming is a sun-kissed song and dance tribute to that magical moment in the mid-60s when American youth transformed pop culture forever. Songs like What A Day For A Daydream, I Get Around, Turn, Turn, Turn, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind, Surn USA, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Little GTO, Sloop John B and California Dreamin make this show a beautiful dream.

CV Comedy Corner: Troy Thirdgill


Saturday, February 8th This tasteful comic has a high-energy style and unique rhythm that critics call pure comedic jazz. It is his clean, but not corny, intelligent material along with hysterical characters that keep audiences laughing across the globe.

Tony Orlando in Concert


Tuesday, February 11th HES BACK! Tony Orlando still has the energy, charisma and pure talent that catapulted him to fame in the 70s. Tie A Yellow Ribbon, Knock Three Times, Candida and Halfway to Paradise have never sounded so good.

HAIR
Thursday, February 13th This 2009 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival is a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous time. Hair features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including Aquarius, Let The Sun Shine In, Good Morning Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. Please note - this show contains adult material and some nudity.

Cavendish Revue An Enchanted Evening


Saturday, February 15th Outstanding tenor Mark Sanders and stunning young, mezzo-soprano Christina Zimmer join Cheryl Cavendish and Bill Stafford in this wonderfully varied evening of music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sandheim, Jerome Kern, favorites of Josh Groban, some dazzling operatic selections and more!

CV Comedy Corner: Elayne Boosler


Sunday, February 16th She is best known for her thoughtful and feisty political humor, and her love of baseball and animals, all sharing a big part of her act. For 39 years, Elayne Boosler seemingly has appeared on every talk show ever on TV, has produced and written ve Showtime comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared on Comic Relief for years, on Politically Incorrect more than 30 times and has hosted specials, series and events. This one-woman dynamo never fails to thrill the crowd.

Dance Alive Presents Bolero


Thursday, February 20th Ravels most famous musical composition premiered in 1928 as a ballet. Timeless and sensual, it is the highlight of the evening and signature piece for Dance Alive National Ballet. The performance also includes spectacular pas de deux, boundless energy and a dazzling display of effortless physicality.

The Wonderful Wizard of Song


Saturday, February 22nd This is a joyous musical, starring four colorful crooners, lled with the greatest hits of The Wizard Of Oz composer Harold Arlen. These top songs from the Great American Songbook include That Old Black Magic, Ive Got The World On A String, Lets Fall In Love, Stormy Weather, Get Happy, Somewhere Over The Rainbow and more.

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Direct From Canada: The Three Cantors


Tuesday, February 25th From Broadway to the Jewish Holidays, three of the worlds greatest cantors present a night of stunning music like you have never heard before. Accompanied by a 10 piece orchestra, this is an event not to be missed.

Immerse yourself in the explosive energy of the Xavier Cugat Orchestra with Grammy-nominated Greg Gomezs masterful portrayal of Desi Arnaz. Featuring highlights from the OffBroadway hit Babalu-cy, the original Cugat arrangements, gorgeous costumes and the superb dancing of Tango Romantico, this production leaves one deliciously out of breath and begging for more!

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The 1st Monday Evening & Tuesday Afternoon showings of each new movie (some movies are shown two Mondays and Tuesdays) will have Closed Caption (for the hearing impaired) when available. No charge for residents.
02/02 Sun 1:45PM 02/03 Mon 6:45PM 02/04 Tue 1:45PM 02/06 Thu 6:45PM 02/09 Sun 1:45PM 02/10 Mon 6:45PM 02/11 Tue 1:45PM 02/16 Sun 1:45PM 02/17 Mon 6:45PM

2 GUNS (R / 109 min.) Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton A DEA agent and a naval intelligence ocer nd themselves on the run after a botched attempt to inltrate a drug cartel. While eeing, they learn the secret their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. Directed by Baltasar Kormkur. INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED (Sub-Titled) (PG-13 / 122 min.) Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey. A man who has made a new life life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep years ago nds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces. Derbez directs and stars. One of the best lms of the year.

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PARKLAND (PG / 93 min. ) Tom Welling, Jackie Earle Haley, Paul Giamatti, Marcia Gay Harden. Peter Landesman directed this recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. (Continued next month.)

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VOL. 33 ISSUE 2 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION OF CENTURY VILLAGE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 2014

Getting Certied to Sail on Our Lakes


T H E P R O C E D U R E A S D E M O N S T R AT E D BY R O N H E L M S
BY LANNY HOWE WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY KEN GRAFF
You dont have to be a member of the Sailing Club to use one of the Village sailboats, and if you are a Sailing Club member, you dont have to go sailing (you can enjoy all the other many Sailing Club activities). But if you want to sail on our Village lakes, you do have to be certiedit is a WPRF regulationin fact, those who sail must be recertied every year. To be certied you must take out one of the sailboats under the supervision of Helga Lieb or Kathy Forness, the WPRF sailing instructors, and deliberately capsize the boat out in the lake in water over your head in front of the dock area. Then you must right the boat, using the dagger board (a long kind of keel under the boat) for leverage, get back into the boat, and sail back to the dock. Thats Part Here, free of charge if you are a Century Village resident, Helga or Kathy will teach you the rudiments of sailing, including tacking and jibing. PLUS new this year there is now a mentoring program wherein volunteer members of the Sailing Club will mentor you in the ner points of sailing after youve learned the basics. Our Century Village in West Palm Beach, by the way, is the only Century Village among the four in southeastern Florida to have such an active Sailing Club and facilities. Our UCO Reporter editors, Joy Vestal and Myron Silverman, thought readers of the newspaper might be interested in seeing photos of someone being certied, so they sent our photographer Ken Graff down to dockside (which is by the bocce ball courts) to take pictures. It was arranged with Ron Helms, former commodore (translate: ex-president) of the Sailing Club for him to demonstrate the procedures on January 7. Wouldnt you know, January 7 was the coldest Sailing instructor Ron Helms demonstrates how to assssemble the boat in preparation for sailing. day of the season, and there was a biting wind that made rest? Well, he did show up, and Dave & not dampen, the spirits of these folk, conditions seem almost arctic. Would Kathy Forness as well (Dave is the new and Rons demonstration was simply Ron show up, we wondered, and if commodore), plus Helga, and another top-notch. Hes an excellent swimmer, so, would he actually go out in swim Sailing Club expert, Mark Benson. too, and did two laps in the outdoor Continued on page B2 trunks, overturn the boat and all the The cold weather seemed to inspire,

To be certied you must take out one of the sailboats . . .and deliberately capsize the boat out in the lake . . . . Then you must right the boat, using the dagger board . . . , get back into the boat, and sail back to the dock. Thats Part One.
One. Part Two requires you to swim one lap in the pool, hoist yourself up onto the edge of the pool, and get out without using the ladder in the pool. You dont need to be an accomplished swimmer; you only need to be able to get from one end of the pool to the other without walking on the bottom of the pool. You can even dogpaddle if you want. And dont worry, youll be taught most of this, step by step, by Helga and Kathy. Using the WPRF sailboats is one of the Villages great amenities. Can you imagine what it would cost you on the outside to have sailing lessons? Plenty.

Ron deliberately capsizes his boat in a sailing certification demonstration.

Using the dagger board to upright the boat.

Bouyed in the water by his life jacket as he begins to upright the boat.

Helms hoists himself back on board after successfully uprighting the boat.

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Ron demonstrates how to propertly board the boat. pool easily in nothing at. Its a side note, but Ron is an expert water skier as well, having even water skied on his feet, without skis! He comes from Minnesota, a state with some of the coldest weather in the country, which might explain a few things. Helga has been a sailing instructor here for nearly ten years. I love the job, she says, because I love people, especially active people. Some, 65-70 years old, try sailing for the rst time. We even have people in their nineties who sail. WPRF has 16 sailboats, all the same small size and each accommo-

Sailing back to shore.

dating one or two they attempt to Using the WPRF sailboats sail our smaller persons. There are new storage boats. is one of the Villages great The sailing buildings for amenities. Can you imagine the equipment dock is open what it would cost you on the and, thanks Tuesday through outside to have sailing lessons? Saturday from to a donation by a resident, a 11 to 5. It is Plenty. closed Sunday rescue rowboat. You must, of course, wear a life vest and Monday, when the buddy system when sailing. The number one goal is in effect: two sailors can get a key is to keep everyone safe while having from the WPRF ticket ofce after fun, says Helga. Then she adds: Its leaving their IDs. Come on downyou amusing. Some people who have sailed couldnt meet a nicer bunch of people on larger boats and consider themselves than these sailing instructors and experienced are in for a shock when members of the club.

To successfully complete the sailing certification test, you must also swim a lap in the pool.

Little Red Car That Could


BY R O B E R TA H O FM A N N
Have you seen the cherry-red Model A tooling around our Village? Well thats my neighbor Carl Cox in his 1930 Model A Ford. He drove it down I-95 from his home in North Carolina, once trying it out at 75 mph. He tried to stay at the speed limit of 70 but once it just got away from me. Can you imagine the looks he got from other drivers as he whizzed by them?! Carls a guy who loves cars and enjoys his hobby -- rebuilding them. Besides his Model A, he has several other cars including one that he drove down here last year -- a 1941 Chevy. Cox told me he also is the owner of a 1980 Chevy pick- up truck and other vehicles. And wow! Mr. C used to own a race car with a friend but unfortunately didnt have the backing to keep it going. Let me tell you a little about Carl Cox. He is originally from a small town in North Carolina, just a blip on the map. And what did he do as a youngster to raise money for a car? He picked cotton. After that, a tour of duty in the Marines appealed to him. So he joined the Marines in 1957 at the age of fteen. (Fifteen?) He saw action during the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam. After those tours of duty, he retired from the Marines as a Carl Cox in his little red car. First Sergeant (24 years later). Carl then got a job teaching Junior it speed along? Well, heres the story. ROTC in Ashville, North Carolina Carl said he took the gas tank out of where he had moved . (He told me he the front of the car and put it in the liked his job in the USMC better than back. The oldies had a gravity ow teaching.) Now he spends the winter system as they had no fuel pumps. He months in Century Village where installed a V-8 engine in the front as he has made new friends and has well as a three-speed 700R4 automatic kept the ones he knows from North transmission in place of the old one. He took out all of the old fuel gauges Carolina. Now, lets get back to that Cherry out, put in new ones. And for the sake Red Model A. How does he make of comfort, he took the out the bench

Photo by Ken Graff

seat and put in bucket seats, and voil! A radio for his listening pleasure. Ah, now for a coat of paint lets make it cherry red. And there you have it: the nished product! Between making parts and looking for them, it took him two years to nish. So the next time you see Carl Cox in the cherry red Model A give him a wave or maybe a salute. He sure deserves the recognition.

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S E R V I C E S
MAINTENANCE
By Dom Guarnagia WHY WOULD WE WORRY ABOUT WHETHER WET WOOD WILL WEATHER WELL? When built in the early 1970s, some association structures utilized an ordinary lumber, Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) that was treated in a huge pressure cooker where chemicals were forcefully impregnated into the cells of the framing stock to do two (2) things: make the wood weatherresistant and increase resistance to insect destruction (i.e., carpenter ants and termites). The choice of chemicals was Chlorinated Cupric Arsenate (CCA) which was effective in deterring insects but poisoned the soil and affected children with arsenic when deployed in playground apparatus as well as outlining vegetable gardens. Other copper-based compounds such as Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ) replaced the Arsenic compound without contaminating soil or affecting humans. Here in Florida with a sub-tropical climate, SYP was the choice of building framing lumber with its innate ability to resist rot; however, when aged, the lumber tended to get hard, brittle and almost impossible to secure additional material like replaced plywood sheathing on roof structures. An example that may stir your memory of signicant SYP use in nished trim extensively was the use of bead board wainscoting in kitchens, hallways and dining rooms in houses built in the turn of the 19th / 20th Century. Your father couldnt drive a nail into it to secure towel bar and your mother thought that there was something wrong when the nails he used kept bending and he used words seldom heard otherwise. Today, some 40 years later, with the threat of stronger storms in the future, those components in our sloping roof systems need some attention as to their integrity after a long time of soil treatment for ants and termites only. Here in a climate of high humidity and built-up attic temperatures reaching 120 to 140 degrees F, those components need inspection and perhaps fortication known as sistering where a short pion of the timber has an equal dimension of lumber fastened to fortify it and to return the strength and integrity. An example that has been revealed in many two-story association buildings occurring when Fascia boards behind the gutters were removed, rotted by weather and time and replaced. Inspection at that time could reveal that the bottom chord and the rafter ends were also compromised by the elements and require attention before replacing the fascia board with new wood or, better yet, solid polyurethane -- white color thru and thru that will not rot. This situation is not present in all buildings. However, when the repair/inspection is performed, that is the time to strengthen the overhanging edge. It may also be advantageous when roong is replaced. At that time, the roof sheathing can be cut back to expose the area connecting the roof and top of the concrete block wall/reinforced concrete beam, where an attempt was thwarted in 2012 by the restraint of space within, to add fasteners that would improve the attachment -- a strap rather than a clip. This is what being proactive in maintaining your aging structure is: by making small repairs that will eliminate larger costs later that could also involve water intrusion, damaged ceilings and personal property losses. These modications can result in damages so severe that some owners will walk away rather than join in to bring the building back to a safe condition. This is one of those areas where it is important to have Law and Ordinance (L and O) insurance coverage that is available with varying levels of deductible coverage. information with the Sheriff's Ofce. Until next time! Be safe & secure!

SAFETY
By George Franklin I just had stepped outside and heard all the police sirens and saw a massive trafc back up. A tragic fatal crash had occurred outside the village on West Drive and Okeechobee involving a scooter and crossing the road. Unfortunately, we have lost a resident of our village to a tragic trafc crash. It seems no matter how many times I have spoken about or written articles on auto, scooter, golf cart and bicycle safety there is always someone that does not listen or read. I am going to hopefully, sooner or later, get to everyone in this village. Just a week ago we had another horrible crash with an auto vs a concrete light pole where the jaws of life tool (Hurst Tool) had to be used by the re rescue to remove a person from their vehicle. People driving cars and trucks -- you need to SLOW DOWN here in the village. A word to the wise. The PBSO District # 3 has been notied and trafc enforcement will be stepped up here in the village. The only thing I am going to say is be careful. No warnings will be given -- speed and stop sign violations will receive a ticket. Back to what happened on West Dr and Okeechobee. A scooter and bike and golf cart are NO match for an auto or truck! You MUST obey all trafc rules when operating one of these vehicles. NEVER cross against trafc and green lights. Wait for the PROPER signal to cross and If you are in a hurry, LEAVE your home a bit earlier, give yourself a bit more time to get where you are going. That intersection is very dangerous under the best of circumstances. Ever better idea is to ask a friend or neighbor to drive you to your appointment. There have been numerous accidents at this intersection and you need to do your part to help stop them from happening. PLEASE. In line with these accidents another problem came up that I was made aware of and also have spoken about before. Parking lot accidents. It seems a resident came out from shopping and was met by a person stating that she had struck their car. Well she was shocked to say the least as she stated there was NO car in that space when she parked. So what do you do in this situation? DO NOT give out any information -- FIRST Call the police 9-1-1, see how long this other person stays. The individual GAVE her driver license and insurance WITHOUT getting the other persons info. A photo was taken of this information. Now the problems exist. The "Bad Guy" now has all your information and you have none of theirs. Always get at least the license plate number Call 9-1-1 ... then call your insurance company ,explain the incident and let them know you are being set up/ scammed. BE SURE to let the police know the exact same thing. WAIT for the police to arrive and do NOT leave no matter what the other person says. It never ceases to amaze me no matter what the scam, we always have someone being taken. Last but least -- I received a phone

SECURITY
by George Franklin Time to WAKE UP!! WAKE UP!! As I write this article again, we have been hit by the thief that easily opens your cars and steals your items. How does this happen??? It seems no matter how many times I write or speak or Sheriff speaks about keeping your cars locked and removing articles from them, there are always MANY that either do not listen or read or care UNTIL they become a victim. Then they scream Sheriff! What does it take? Do I have to rant and rave about this every other month? You go on keeping electronics and other items in your vehicle and not locking them and bingo -- sound familiar? You got it. This last episode, a resident left a BRAND NEW in-the-box TV on the back seat with the doors unlocked! YUP you guessed it -- television history. As many times as we have had breakins, the Sheriffs Ofce has made a few arrests. However, they can't be everywhere, every time. YOU need to help. KEEP your vehicle empty of items and KEEP the doors and windows locked! Simple - Easy - You bet. See someone lurking around or does not belong in your area? Call 9-1-1 -- THEN Security. How about lighting up you parking lots and back of buildings? Bad guys do NOT like lights. Now this is not to say it will stop them, but it will deter a burglar and make him think twice. Just once I would like to offer tips and not have to report breakins to you. Winter break is almost here for students and that means young visitors to our Village. WARNING .... LOCK IT - REMOVE IT - LOSE IT!! SEE IT - HEAR IT - REPORT IT!! PLEASE . everyone needs to help keep us safe and secure. Do your part!! Don't be afraid to call 9-1-1. The Sheriff would rather come out and nd nothing then have a delayed call and nd a crime had occurred. If you have any information that may help solve a crime and are reluctant to go to authorities, PLEASE call me at UCO and I PROMISE your name will not be mentioned and I will handle the

call from a resident that received a check in the mail from a sweepstakes company from out of the country that they never heard of nor entered for a chance to win. They asked me if it was a scam or legit. I told this person rip up the check and throw it away. Then they started to give me an argument that all they had to do was call to have the check activated. I replied you do that and deposit that check and send money to these people and you will be liable to the bank. I got an argument back for my information! No matter what I told this person they would not believe me! Folks, I have YEARS of experience doing this. YOU CAN NOT win a sweepstakes if you do not enter it -- plain and simple. There are many scams out there and it seems like many people here in Century Village want to give away money! If you want to give your hard earned money away, make the check out to me!!! PLEASE LISTEN...DON'T BE A VICTIM. If you really don't know ASK, call me at UCO Until next time be safe Be Careful out there!

CHANNEL 63
by Kitty Gragg Let me begin this months column by reiterating something that I have mentioned in previous columns. My husband and myself produce shows that are listed as Studio 63 programs. The other group that has a show on now is The Actors Studio. Their show is titled The Golden Days of Our Lives. They are an entirely different production company, that I have no afliation or involvement with. Our Channel 63 project continues with new programming and more people getting involved in the process. I have been contacted by several people who have been very complimentary of what we are doing. New people have joined the Not Ready To Quit Yet Players in putting on our comedy shows.Some interesting people are ready for you to meet on "Meet Your Neighbors", an interview program that spotlights some of our residents with intriguing true life stories or experiences. We will soon be interviewing some of the candidates that are running for the UCO Board as well. The New Year's Eve dance is on now at 10:00 am and 7:15 pm and will continue until the 31st of January. I have also produced and put on air a "Video Flyer" that airs repeatedly throughout the day along with the other club announcements. To see these and all of the new things that are happening on 63, tune in throughout the day, where an up- todate show schedule can be seen. As always we welcome new ideas and talent to join us. Anyone who has an interest in any area of production, whether it is as an actor, or in lming, editing or just helping out with production can contact me at ucoreporter.kgragg@gmail.com. We lm every Thursday and some Saturdays at the Clubhouse between 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

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S E R V I C E S
TRANSPORTATION
By Lori Torres Academy, the Premier Bus Compa ny that ser vices the Northeast, has purchased the Horizion Coach Lines West Pa lm Beach Terminal. There will not be any changes or interruptions to our daily operations. The new Big Bus Buzz is about the new Palm Beach Blvd. Outlet Mall which is set to open on Febryary 14; however, we will not add the mall to our bus schedule until March. The bus company has to work out the logistics about how many drop offs, pick ups and where. The committee has been having ongoing discussions about which bus to use and what days to run. After meeting with Horizion Coach, it might be added to the Mall Bus on Thursday and Friday and on the Combo on the weekends. The time has yet to be decided. In addition, another stop will be added at Target across the blvd. The committee has received many suggestions about a later starting time for the Excursion Bus. At our last meeting, we took a vote and agreed to change the hours to 10:30am--3:30pm. We will continue to listen to the riders response and see how well it was received. Please join us at our open meeting on the second Tuesday of each month in the Clubhouse from 9:45am-10:45am. Search/Nominations le. Come on. Whether you agree or disagree with whats going on in our Village, now is the time to get your opinions known. RUN FOR OFFICE. YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD, BUT WHERE ARE YOU? TRY IT, YOULL LIKE IT!!! question since I am a renter in the village. I was brought on the committee as a consulting member only. I have no vote. Since I have a background in computer technology and statistical analysis, I am the one that is the most comfortable writing the articles and making presentations. Comments have been made that Residents will be forced into a contract without a say. Contract negotiations when they start DOES NOT mean that a contract will be signed. It just means that there is some tweaking to be done before the nal proposal will be put before the delegate assembly. No contract can be signed or put in place until it has made it way through the proper committees and nally presented to the delegate body to vote on. Just send your questions, comments, etc. to UCOWiFI@gmail.com or call me at the UCO ofce and I will try to answer them ASAP. Lets pray it will be another 8 years, BUT in the event it is not, lets BE PREPARED. Stay safeKeep smilin.

INSURANCE
by Toni Salometo The beginning of a new yearthe insurance renewal is completed, it was an interesting one to say the least. We welcomed back a few Associations, and we appreciate the faith they have in our program and the services we provide. Thank you. Well work hard to prove youve make the right decision. A few thoughts about the renewal: If your Associations building values were not updated for the 2014 policy years, you are underinsured. You may pay less premium, but if there is a loss, you can be subject to a co-insurance penalty. Example: A $1,000,000 building is insured for $900,000, the total loss is $100,000. Calculation: 900,000/1,000,000 X $100,000=$90,000 paid. And, if you dont think that the claims adjuster is going to be looking to save money youre not the smartys I give you credit for being. Weve got the new building values and so does your insurance company. When someone comes into our ofce with a Homeowners Policy, we review the policy: the coverages, the limits, the deductibles and certainly the premiums. We ask questions and then we advisewe dont tell you what to do, but make suggestions. So why would so many Associations rubber stamp their biggest expense, their insurance premiums, without checking it out rst? There is no charge for our services and if youve got a better deal someplace else, well tell you. We work for you and only you. A little bit about 2014: Well be continuing our work in the Loss Control area. With our Committee, Dave Dailey, Jason Cloar, and Dom Guarnagia, were working to further reduce our losses. Many of you have had the chance to meet Dave and his assistants as they inspect Associations. And, if youre interested in having Dave visit and talk with you, just let us know and well get you together with him. The feedback has been very positive. Our Insurance meetings are scheduled and open. Except for January, when we got bumped, our meeting are usually held on the third Tuesday of the monthcan also be found on Daves Meeting list and are in the UCO conference room at 10:00 am. We have an agenda, but well entertain any insurance related questions. Youre invited to attend. If you have a claim or a question about one, please call (683-9189 X 150, 151) or e-mail ucoinsurance@ gmail.com. There is usually someone available to help. If were not available, call Barbara Hurlock at B & B (6885071) or e-mail bhurlock@bb-wpb. com.

Wi-Fi
by Anitra Kraus After further investigation, it was discovered that there were more charges than anticipated when some of the private pools tried to have Wi-Fi installed. Originally, one pool had been told that there was a one-time installation fee and that is what was believed to be the cost. However, once a contract was sought by one pool, there were large monthly support fees attached, It was not the intention to mislead people, it was just that all the information was not presented up front. This is something that is being investigated further. We are continuing to accept survey forms from people that have not lled one out . They can be obtained at the Clubhouse ticket ofce or at the UCO ofce. The UCO ofce also has the surveys available in French and Spanish for those that would prefer to answer in those languages. We currently have over 1700 surveys collected. I had someone came to me recently with a concern. They had heard there was two million dollars needed to begin the installation of Wi-Fi and that the residents of the village were going to be assessed that amount when the time came. First, UCO cannot access any fees. This can only be done with a change in the budget. Second, they are talking about the total cost of Wi-FI for the entire village over approximately a ve year period. It is hard to answer some questions that have been posed as the answers vary depending on the nal contract. If you go back to some of my previous articles, a lot of the issues have been answered but I have no problem answering them again. The Wi-Fi network that is being proposed is as secure as any internet connection will be. The appropriate hardware and software is required to be in place. It will be more secure than when a building places their own service in and the entire building uses the same password. There will not be a master list of passwords held at the UCO ofce, as I have heard rumors. It will be the same as when you set up an account with the bank and the tellers have no clue what your password is. We are hoping to get the new Request for Proposals (RFPs) out near the beginning of February. There will be a 60 day period for those to be answered, Then the bid committee will open them at a meeting and it will proceed from there. My being a part of the Wi-Fi committee has been called into

C.E.R.T.
By John Hess, Chairperson Jackie Karlan has resigned her position as chairperson, which she held for 5 years. She still plans on being active with CERT. THANK YOU!! The time and effort you have spent on the CERT program is greatly appreciated. Being prepared is the best defense against emergencies. Over the years CERT has developed an AFTER THE STORM procedure for all associations to be able to provide an assessment of injuries and property damage. This gives CV CERT the ability to immediately make our causality report to the County Emergency Operations Center to seek any required assistance from First Responders. The sooner your needs are known the quicker the response time. Monthly meetings to review the training manual and practice procedures will continue to be held monthly. All residents are welcome and encouraged to become involved with the CERT program. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 3 PM, in the Art Room at the clubhouse. For info call 4715636. CERT members are trained and certied by FEMA Basic CERT Training is available-March 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, April 1 & 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Room 220 of Palm Beach State College Lake Worth Campus located at 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth. FL 33461. People that are interested in taking a CERT class please contact the Division of Emergency Management at 561-712-6322 or email rshelt@ pbcgov.org to be added to the class roster. Registration is required. Now is the time to begin preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. It has been 8 years since a major storm.

SEARCH/ NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE


By Roberta Boehm-Fromkin Where are you? Where are your bios? At every meeting, whether its the UCO Delegates meeting, committee meetings or just meeting with people in the village, I was told that we should expect a plethora of e-mail bios. So far, were still waiting. Do I have to send out an APB to nd them? The deadline for e-mail bios was January 15th. Nominations from the oor are February 7th. If you are nominated at the February meeting, you MUST e-mail your bio, in resume form, to me immediately. Every notice written about the elections has the following information. But if you still have any questions, call me at 561 712 0259. Send the e-mail to rgwlbf@gmail.com. Dont forget to have your picture taken by either Ken or Howie. We have a form for each nominee to sign ascertaining the fact that he/ she lives in the Village at least nine (9) months each year. This form also states that you will uphold and follow the by-laws as stated in the UCO docs. This document should be signed by the nominee and a witness. If you cannot give me your signed form, please bring it to the UCO ofce. Tell whoever is the receptionist to please put it into the

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Century Village Real Estate Transfers


October 2013 to January 1, 2014
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The Outlets Are Coming!


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BY DOLORES RIZZOTTO
For more than a few years, the Palm Beach Lakes Mall has been closed to make way for new development. Most of the mall was closed with the exception of JC Penny -- once they ceased operating, the move was on to begin demolition and development. In the past, we heard plans that included stores, restaurants, housing and a free-standing building for JC Penny. Well, as many of you know, the nal decision was to create outlets. On January 9th, a Job Fair to ll approximately 17,000 employment opportunities associated with the opening of the outlets was held at Northwood University on Military Trail. Our attempts to gain access to Northwood were unsuccessful. Vehicular trafc was turned away from the Job Fair site; entrances were blocked off, and job seekers were swarming the area on foot. However, according to sources, the Palm Beach Outlets (phase one) is expected to open on February 14th. Approximately ninety stores are projected to open once the entire complex is complete. Some retailers include Ann Taylor Factory Store, Chicos Outlet, Clarks, Cole Haan, DKNY, Fragrance Outlet, Jones New York, Kay Jewelers, Levis Outlet Store, Nautica, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Swarovski, Van Heusen, Wilsons Leather, Yankee Candle; and the list goes on. If you are looking to shop for children, The Childrens Place Outlet, OshKosh, Gymboree, Hartstrings Kids Apparel and Toys R Us are among several retailers scheduled to open. Looking for something for the home, well Corningware, Kitchen Collection and Le Creuset are conrmed among the list of stores opening at the outlet site. As of this writing, several restaurants such as Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Subway and Tobu Oriental Eatery will provide shoppers a break while perusing the outlets. Development of this area will generate revenue for Palm Beach County and attract a vast number of visitors to our area. The Palm Beach Outlets is located on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard at I-95; and as previously stated, phase one is scheduled to open on February 14th. Happy Shopping!!

A Timely Farewell From a Happy Writer


BY DOM GUARNAGIA
There are several events that have occurred during my lifetime that are quite memorable. Passing my Drivers test was one. Walking across the stage for the rst time to receive a College Degree in a cap / gown, another. Going on my honeymoon, was an exciting event. The birth of our rst child, who, fortunately, is more like her mother than like me and lastly, being recognized in Home Depot by a resident of Century Village who says, Arent you Dom with the unpronounceable last name who writes that good stuff in the UCO Reporter? Can you tell me which water heater I should buy for my condo? Sure! The new GE squat thirty gallon one with a nine year warranty. Thats $60.00 more that buys you three (3) additional years for $20.00 a year. Itll give you ten years of reliable service and maybe even more. Well, with elections for ten new members of the Executive Board and two new Vice Presidents and the election of a President, the opportunity for a change in perhaps philosophy toward the maintaining of your condominium that I have repeated with one purpose in mind, can be expanded. My goal has been to give advice on maintaining existing systems and components, a status quo, so to speak, by which your Condo that has lost up to 50% of its purchase value can be held in check with minimal low-cost tasks performed, by which a somewhat trouble-free home away from home can be enjoyed for a break from Winter or a full-time residence that will not have a catastrophic occurrence that could be an expensive impact on you, your neighbor and the Association. Rather than espouse new upgrades in windows, doors, high efciency air conditioners, etc., my goal has been to advise some of you who had no experience in maintaining a part of a larger complex and refresh methods to those who were, and perhaps, still are, homeowners. With values rising and demand becoming quite strong as winters get colder up North and the Baby Boomer generation is retiring by the millions annually, it is time to turn over the opportunity to someone who is waiting for the chance to continue with perhaps, a new message to newcomers as well as help in selecting services and nally, moving forward with providing information that will help in the selection of innovative products and systems that will be effective in upgrades that will provide comfort and increase the value of your Condo. Todays Energy Star cost-effective products that, if chosen wisely, have a short pay-back period and give extended service beyond yesterdays products and methods. You should avoid frivolous, expensive schemes and use your resources to obtain sound advice and proven products. Its time for a change in guidance., Currently available from a visiting Engineer (David Daley) who, for those whose Association Insurer is Brown and Brown, a requested to make a visit and walk-through pointing out, to Association Ofcers, those things within the Common Elements that can be replaced or repaired to reduce liability claims, especially those involving trips and falls. A followup written report is provided as a check list and if followed will result in fewer mishaps and lower liability insurance costs. Have an open mind to change. Research products and serviceproviders and remember that those things that you wished for until you were able to retired, are attainable with common sense action rather than reaction. Those who have read my articles in the past and acted upon humble advice, I thank you! Committee Meeting attendance was abysmal but a reduction in insurance claims from water damage, etc., was our shared reward. Hope to see you around. Live Well!!

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The Start of Something New Heroes Not To Be Forgotten


BY MARIA TENNARIELLO
In the spring of 2011, WEI Radio Network's sports announcer, Professor Jerry Cammy, was introduced to Sam Milham a parttime resident in West Palm Beach's Century Village. After a few meetings, it became a friendship that bloomed into a new Internet radio show. Professor Cammy was so impressed with Sam's knowledge of past and current, as well as historical sport statistics, he invited Sam to appear as his guest on his WEI weekly Internet sports show. The result of their friendship encouraged the two personalities to bond on the radio show bringing in new listeners as well as charming the original ones. After only two appearances together, the show was a hit and the talk of the Village, earning its two talented co-hosts a write- up in the Century Village UCO Reporter newspaper that year. With the success of both shows in 2011, the radio station opened its door for this talented dynamic duo, introducing their listeners to four (4) shows in 2012 with a bright and quick dialog format. The team then decided that it would be worth honing in the next season 2013. It was then that it was changed from Sports Radio to the Cam and Sam show. Their theme, which is noted as a new fresh perceptive on sports and the politics of the games is their specialty. Most enticing is the back and forth debate fashion in which the two hosts conduct the show. The dynamic duo realized that the dichotomy of their backgrounds provided a different and refreshing vibe for the new show provides a stimulating view on both sides of the line of scrimmage, which engages the audience in a one-hour block of real life opinion on a sport of talent, creativity and dedication. All this and more prompted the network to broadcast the live radio show twelve months a year. The WEI Network is not only home to the "Cam and Sam Show" but also to a bevy of talented professionals providing quality content for all audiences. If you are a loyal and dedicated sports fan stay tuned after Cam and Sam for "Scott on Sports" which is an interesting and more modern take on sports coverage. You can tune in to the "Cam and Sam live radio show by logging onto: www.weinetwork.com on Mondays at 5pm EST and call in your live questions at: 581-7918385. To contact the WEI Network for information call: 561-2904597.If you would like to meet this talented sports duo, they are usually seen talking sports while they are noodling at the Camden Pool. Till then, stay tuned!

BY IRVING RIKON
In February, we formerly celebrated Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12, and George Washington's birthday, February 22. When Martin Luther King, Jr., came to prominence and was assassinated, the government declared his birthday a holiday. They then combined both Lincoln's and Washington's birthday into a generic President's Day, a non-holiday. That's a mistake. I don't begrudge Mr. King his rightful place in history, but Abraham Lincoln and George Washington should be restored to their position of highest honor. Is their another nation in the world that does not pay annual tribute to "The Father of His Country"? Washington was great not only because he led his country to freedom on the battleelds. He served two terms as the rst President of the United States but declined a third term on the grounds that would too much resemble a monarchy rather than the republic he had helped to create. Like most learned people of his day, he could write. Here is an excerpt of words he wrote to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island in 1790: (All Americans) "possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship." -"The Government of the United States -- gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance. (It) requires only that they who live under its protection should conduct themselves as good citizens." Mr. Lincoln freed the slaves. He restored the Union that had been broken by Civil War. In closing his "Gettysburg Address," he dened America better than anyone before or since. He reinforced for all time the idea that this nation is "of the people, by the people and for the people," and it "shall not perish from this earth.": They are words to treasure forever. Thomas Jefferson's words are likewise to be treasured: "We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men (and by extension, women) are created equal. They are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." You will nd this concept in no Holy Book of any religion. Here is America at its nest. It's no accident that all three men have monuments in the nation's capitol. But their position in America's hearts should be restored. Their words and deeds are the cornerstone of American democracy. Nor should Mr. King be denied. His "I have a dream" speech contains some of the greatest words ever spoken by any American. Yet greatness is not limited to Americans, as the recent death of South Africa's Nelson Mandela reminds us. The rebel Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, but when he was released, becoming President of his country, he preached forgiveness. None of these men were gods. All were human with human aws. Even so, Mr. Mandela's "forgiveness" was god-like.

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Okeechobee Branch Library News


Free Tax Assistance at the Okeechobee Branch Library
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide individualized tax assistance on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please note the change in days and times from previous years. This service will start on February 6 and continue until April 11. All completed returns will be E-led. You must bring your current tax documents and last years completed tax return. Also, for you do-it-yourselfers, tax forms are now available at the library. The Okeechobee Boulevard Branch Library is located next to Dunkin' Donuts. The hours are: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All Village residents, including seasonal residents, are eligible for a free library card with proper I.D. Visit the library today!

The Readers Corner


BY LENORE VELCOFF
Publishers Weekly says: According to an old Chinese proverb, theres an invisible thread that connects two people who are destined to meet and inuence each others lives. The deeply moving true story The Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski tells how a chance meeting of a single, professional white woman and a poor, 11-year-old black street child changed both their lives. Maurice was a pan-handler, Laura, a busy ad sales rep. As a former resident of New York City, I know how easy it is to ignore most of the panhandlers who wander the streets. But for some reason, Laura cannot ignore this child and so begins this wonderful relationship between these two. This book tells the story of Maurice, raised in poverty by drug addicted adults, who was forced to take care of himself on the hard streets and Laura with struggles of her own. After their initial contact, they begin meeting regularly to have lunch together. I was glad to read that Laura gave Maurice hope for his future and helped him see that he could be more than the negative things he was told about himself. Despite being from vastly different backgrounds, they did share some aspects of their family life. They both had dysfunctional families. Though the author doesnt remove Maurice from his depressive home life, she helps him by just being his friend. There were parts of this story I really loved, especially how protective Maurice became of Laura. But I was disappointed in the way she let him down on several occasions. The author does tell you that she got as much out of their relationship as he did. This book is an emotional roller-coaster ride. I guarantee that you will not be able to put it down.

February Programs
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m...................................AARP/IRS Tax Help Fridays, 10:00 a.m........................................AARP/IRS Tax Help Wed, Feb 5, 2:30 p.m..........................................................................Movie Mon, Feb 10, 3:30 p.m....................... eBook Assistance(Kindle-I-Pad) Tue, Feb 11, 8:30 a.m. .............................................. Mousing(hands-on) Wed, Feb 12, 3:30 p.m................................ Movie Valentines Special Tue, Feb 18, 5:30 p.m................................. Writers Critique Workshop Wed, Feb 19, 2:30 p.m.................................................... Book Discussion Mon, Feb 24, 6:00 p.m........................................Creole Computer Class Tue, Feb 25, 8:30 a.m..........................................................Browser Basics

BONUS
One of our neighbors here in Century Village, Henry Denkhaus, asked me to review a childrens book he wrote. There are three short stories in it Anna and the Magical Horse, Henry the Hobo and The Pond. Though it is published by Inspiring Voices, a Service of Guideposts, it is not a religious book. Rather, it contains delightful tales about a toy, a doll and small animals that emphasizes love and friendship. It is not a picture book but one you can read to young children that helps teach them a sense of caring and empathy. If you have a grandchild, a great-grandchild or just know some child you want to instill a love of reading, buy it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or contact the author at henrydenkhaus@yahoo.com. You will be glad you did.

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Answered Prayers Through Community Service


BY ROSEMARIE FUENTES
The Hannah's Home of South Florida in Tequesta, Florida prayed for a barbecue grill and their prayers have been answered through Taste and See (Ps. 34:8) Bible Study Group. Tony Armour, together with Christine Armour, Leonore Haber, her daughter (Terri) and granddaughter(Mellisa), Elodia Peyrette and myself delivered it last November 30. "Hannahs Home of South Florida provides a safe and loving Christian environment for single pregnant young women. Through counseling, life skills and continuing education, we offer hope and transform lives." This is quoted from its website http:// www.hannahshomesf.org/ Dan Van Ryn, Interim Executive Director, shared with us testimonies of donations to the facility. The testimony about the tall Christmas tree left outside their door awed me. They decorated it right away the night prior to our visit. One of the residents of Hannah's Home shared her powerful testimony and how her life story affected her mother and brother in a miraculous way. During our December 1st Taste and See Bible Study, Tony Armour showed the pictures that were posted in Facebook. He also asked us to share how we were impacted with our visit, donation and fellowship with the women of Hannah's Home. We have learned how it is truly better to give than receive! Taste and See Century Village meets every Sunday at 5pm in classroom A.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The UCO Reporter is recruiting volunteers to help with our advertising and editorial product. If you have any experience (and truly it could be something you did years ago--you would be surprised how it all comes back once you get back into the mode), why not give it a try? Come over to the Reporter office at the Camden pool and chat with us.

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Sailing Shufeboard Club


by Ed Wright I hope everyone had a great holiday season. We have nished the rst of three tournaments. We have had more members return each day after the new year began. We currently have 40 members which include ve (5) newtimers. We had many ties in our rst tournament this year. The winners were members who came each week. The winners were as follows: Singles First Place: Jack Fahey; Second PLace Carlos Munz; Third Place Ed Wright. Doubles First Place: Carlos Munz; Second Place Ed Wright; Third PLace Jan Wright. Bowling Pin First Place: Carlos Munz; Second Place Jan Wright; Third Place Jim Reed, Jack Fahey, Ed Wright.. During the holidays, we played a special game and had 32 people in attendance. We still play every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:15pm. Everyone is welcome. We play Singles on Tuesdays, Doubles on Wednesdays and Bowling Pin on Thursdays. We held our breakfast on January 17th at the Golden Corral. We will have our awards banquet at the same place in March. Again, I want to emphasize this not a league where you have to always come. You can come as many days a week as you wish and as often as you wish. Equipment is provided and you can learn the game as you play. I will be glad to teach anyone who wants to learn the game. We can meet for a lesson. It is always good to meet new people, get a little sunshine and get some exercise. by Christine Mohanty Our very well-attended Installation Breakfast was held on January 24th in the Party Room. The oath of ofce was conducted by Ron Helms who swore in David Forness as Commodore, Alex Testa as Vice-Commodore, Kathy Forness as Rear Commodore AND purser, and Helga Lieb-ONeill as scribe. We wish you all a happy and productive year. The board decided to initiate the Championship races on Tuesday, January 14th at 2:30pm. Separate races will be held for A and B classes with the As running rst generally for three (3) heats. Navigation races will be held 2:30 pm on Fridays beginning January 17th. For these races, classes A and B will run together for one heat, though trophies will be awarded separately. Weather permitting, races will run for seven (7) consecutive weeks. Participants must register by 2PM and attend the 2:15pm pre-race conference. Good luck to one and all! Our meetings are held the 2ndFriday of the month at 10AM in room C of the clubhouse. Januarys was on 10th while Februarys will take place on the 14th. Happy Valentines Day everyone! Recertication has been going along swimmingly; since its been a bit chilly, sailors may start off the process by doing laps in the heated guest pool. First timers are required to intentionally capsize a boat, right it and then climb back in again. Should veteran sailors not wish to engage in this part of the process, they may be issued restricted licenses. Everyone has been ooing and aahing over the wonderful storage shed securing all equipment adjacent to our new sandy beach. We thank W.P.R.F. Vice President Eva Rachesky for overall support of our club. Socially, we hold pot lucks the rst Tuesday of the month. Our next will be February 3rd in back of the clubhouse. We particularly appreciate the live guitar music provided by Alex Herman. Everyone is looking forward to our wonderful Dinner/Dance

slated for March 9; non-members are welcome. As you know, dock attendant Helga Lieb-ONeill and her alternate, Kathy Forness, are available for lessons most days -- so whats holding you back? Come on down to SAIL AWAY!

Tennis Club
Christine Mohanty Our club already had 25 cardcarrying members at the beginning of the year, and by the time this article goes to print, we hope to have as many as last yearalmost 100. Many showed up for our Election Breakfast held on January 15 at 9AM, the results of which will be announced in my next column. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the fare from the Brooklyn Water Bagel Company and appreciated the lovely renovations at the Somerset Pool. In case any of you are wondering what happened to the banner attached to the court fence lauding our past CV Senior League Division winners, Eva Rachesky is substituting a beautiful plaque which will be showcased at the Somerset patio. Our two teams for this year, captained by Alan Cutler and Jan Roszko, started play on January 9 and by the end of the month will have participated in four matches. We wish them all good luck. We also send get-well wishes to John Bagdonas who underwent pacemaker surgery but should be back on the courts soon.

Snorkel Club
by Sandy Wynn With the weather cooperating, we try to keep to our schedules. Shark Valley day trip is still being worked on plus trips to Dubois Park and Peanut Island continue. The Diva Duck was once again done at City Place. A good time had by all. Recently at Phil Foster Park, there was a big surprise. The water was quite clear and while snorkeling not one but ve lobsters were spotted. Between the weather, tide and clarity one never knows what to expect until we're actually there. We call it hit and miss. At John D MacArthur Park there was an unusual mishap. One of our experienced kayakers was ipped up and over into the water. We believe a manatee was the culprit as we're very aware of them being in the area. Science For Seniors at Okeeheelee Nature Center with director Clive is still being attended by our club. These lectures are both educational and enjoyable. We always try to help out snorkelers in the area whether members of our club or not. If anyone is interested in used equipment call Mishel Handler 561-688-9748 or cell 303-6194343. There might be some hidden treasures for a good price. Dues are to be paid by check ASAP for the year 2014. If you are unable to come to the meeting, you may mail your check to our Treasurer Phyllis Plotnik at 35 Berkshire B, W.P.B.,FL 33417. For information concerning our club, please call our President Ron Helms at 561-6838672. Meetings are the third Friday of each month in the Clubhouse at 10:00 A.M.

Hastings Cue Club


By John DiGeronimo The Cue Club is slowly returning to its old status as an active pool club with the return of our snowbirds almost complete. The Club consists of two levels of competition -- an A and a B with most play being 9-Ball but 8-ball is also played by the members who prefer to do so. A 9-ball tournament will be played in mid-February with trophies being awarded to first and second place finishers. Luncheon and dinner parties are held during the season, usually in March. The luncheon is attended only by members. The dinner is attended by members and their guests which is usually held at a nearby hotel at which timethe trophies are awarded to the deserving participants . The Club usually provides an opportunity for its members to display their abilities in a desirable atmosphere of friendly competition. Members practice on Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 AM until 12 noon. In the past, we've had members in their 80s, 90s and 100s -- and a good time is had by all . New members are welcomed to join. Dues are $20 which pay for both meals and all of the trophies. For more information about the Club, call Bernie @ 684-2064.

Pickleball, Anyone?
PICKLEBALL??? What is it?? Apparently its a new game that is gaining in popularity so is Century Village ready for it? We have been told its a game similar to tennis but not as tough. Its played with an oversized racquet and a wife ball on a smaller court. Write ucoreporterwpb@gmail. com, call the Reporter, 561-6839336 and let us know what you think about creating a court for the game here. Should we spend approximately $10,000 to start? Will you play? Do you have friends that would be interested? Lets hear from you. UCO Reporter Staff

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Do not resubmit dates for events already appearing unless there is a correction. There is no charge for listings. *ALL SUBMISSIONS ADDRESSED TO ucoreporterwpb.@gmail.com ments) as follows: Sun. Feb. 16th, 2014 - Annual Luncheon, CH Party Room $25/person, lm Deance - info: Jeanie 561-688-9455 Sun. Mar. 9th, 2014 - 3:30pm - The Lonely Man of Faith ANSHEI SHOLOM Join our Congregation family for Mon. and Thurs. morning services 8:30 am, Fri. Evening Services 7:30 pm, Sat. Morning Service at 8:45 am. and again at 5 pm. Sisterhood meetings & luncheon meet 3rd Tues. each month. Mens Club meeting and breakfast meet 2nd Sun. each month. Rabbi Korman begins an open forum of Ask the Rabbi Thurs. mornings 9:30am. This years focus: Conservative Judaism Mon. mornings 9:30 am. Sara Farkas resumes her conversational Hebrew classes 10:30 am. Cantor Bell will begin each Tue (except the 3rd Tue of each month) "On the Lighter Side" and "Jewish Composers of Broadway" the 4th Wed. each month. Coming Events: Sun. Feb. 2nd. - Ballet Series Tickets 1 pm. Sun. Feb. 9th. - Mens Club Breakfast Tues. Feb. 12. - Sisterhood Card Party Sun. Feb. 16th. - Cantor Bell Concert with Klezmer Band Tues. Feb. 18th - Sisterhood Meeting & Luncheon Sun. Mar. 2nd - Ballet Series Tickets 1 pm Sun. Mar. 9th - Chinese Action and Rafe Drawing Sun. Mar. 30th - Ballet Series Tickets 1 pm. For more info. call Temple Ofce @ 684-3212. Have your PARTY or rent our Newly Refurbished Hall for your next affair BABY BOOMERS CLUB Coming Event: Mon. Feb. 3rd, 2014: The Baby Boomers are Cruising for 10 days on Norwegian Sun. All welcome -- price includes everything (round trip transport to Miami, port, all gratuities, taxes and cabin). Shipboard credit available each cabin. Contact our travel agent Bev to make arrangements at bevspriggs@aol.com Cabins start less than $1200 per person. Hope you can join our group for this wonderful trip. Further Info: email lynnsevan@aol.com BNAI BRITH CENTURY UNIT #5367 Annual Membership Fee $25. Active in CV almost 40 years. Meetings held at Anshei Sholom. Board Meetings, 2nd Tues. month, 10 am. BOCCE CLUB Meeting in CH Card Rm on 3rd Wed., 10 am for the MEN & WOMEN meet on Thurs.10am in CH Card Rm. Leagues starting following Mon. for MEN and Tues. for WOMEN. Info: Guy Bonglie @ 585-314-9400. BROOKLYN QUEENS CLUB Meet in CH party room 2nd Wed. of month from October to April @ 1:30 pm.

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CHANNEL 63 TV Not Ready to Quit Yet Players. We are looking for Actors to participate in our comedy shows on Channel 63. We meet on Thurs. at 12:00 noon in CH Rm B. Contact Kitty @ ucoreporter.kgragg@gmail.com or stop in on Thurs. CHESS CLUB OF CENTURY VILLAGE Lets get together every day at 2 pm. Were promoting a game series for a future tournament. Location and info: Luis Regalado @ 471-9802 or 758-5982. CHIT CHAT GROUP Meets 1st & 3rd Tues. 2 pm in CH Rm B. Info: Rhoda @ 686-0835. CHRISTIAN CLUB Meets 1st Wed. of each month, 1 pm in CH party room. Info: Grace @ 640-5279. COUNTRY WESTERN CLUB Meet 3rd Mon, of the month, 6:30 9:30pm, CH party room. Line dancing and Country Music. DJ Alex Testa. DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CENTURY VILLAGE The next meeting will be Tues. Feb. 25th in CH party room @ 1:30 pm. Cake and coffee will be served. For Information call: Mae Duke, President - 561-687-0238. EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN NETWORKING CLUB Meets 1st Fri. of month, 6:30 pm, CH Rm B. We share relevant info among ourselves and with community. Steve @ 389-5300. EXPLORING JEWISH HISTORY CLASSES Meet every Fri. of month, Jan. Feb. & Mar., 1:30 pm, CH Rm C. Register in CH ofce. Question call Frank Handler, 684-8686. GENEALOGY CLUB Meets 2nd & 4th Mon. of month,1:30 pm in CH. Speakers and workshops are planned. Call Anitra, President @ 557-1193 or email akraushouse@ gmail.com GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP Meets 1st and 3rd Thurs. afternoons 1:30 pm CH Craft Rm. We discuss short readings of Great Works of literature that continue to have meaning for us today. Roz @ 689-8444. GREATER PHILADELPHIA CLUB Meets 1st Thurs. of the Month @ 12:30 pm in CH party room.Call Phyllis at 561-712-0612 HASTINGS CUE CLUB Welcoming New Members. We play Mon. - Sat. 9:30 am - 12 noon. Bernie @ 684-2064 or Zev @ 290-4824.

ACT II COMMUNITY THEATER A NEW Community Theater group to get you involved in all aspects of theater, from Acting to Backstage. Well rehearse published plays for public performance. Meet every Wed. 7 pm in CH Rm B. Contact Don Conway@ 247-9426 or ourselvesalone@live.com. ACTORS STUDIO OF CENTURY VILLAGE Meets every Mon. 7 pm in CH Rm B. We perform plays (comedies, dramas, mysteries etc.), skits, improv and more, and are available to perform for your group/organization. New members welcome. No experience necessary. Chuck @ 688-0071 or Janet @ 686-4206. AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE CLUB Meets 4th Sun. each month at 11 a.m. in CH. Members across all ethnicities and cultures. Come out, make new acquaintances, bring light refreshments to share. Tuesday Nights: 6 pm to 9:30 pm, Clubhouse Party Room -- Cards and Board Games (Scrabble, Rummi-Q, Spades) Thurs. Nights: 6 pm to 9:30 pm, Bid Whist & Spades Players wanted. Call Judy Blowe @ 301-814-8956. Dont forget to select and reserve seats with our group for Fall/Winter Concert Series at Kravis Center. Coming Events: Thurs. Feb. 20th, 2014:- Bus trip to The Holy Land Experience Call Lucy @ 291-1329 Mon. Feb. 24th, 2014:- Alvin Ailey Dance Company - Kravis Center - 7 pm Mon. Feb. 24th,2014:- African American Film Festival - Kravis Center - 7 pm Thurs. Feb. 27th, 2014:- African American Film Festival - Kravis Center - 7 pm Thurs. Apr. 3rd, 2014:- 2 - Day Cruise to the Bahamas - Jean Holmes - 862-2161386 Call Ahimsa Teabout @ 518-265-3684. Transportation can be provided by Carol King 561-291-1329. AITZ CHAIM SISTERHOOD Will present a Jewish Musical Festival on Feb. 23rd. @ 7:30 pm @ 2518 Haverhill Rd. featuring Cantor Asher Scharf & Mendel Klein, accompanied by pianist Don Edwards. Chassidic, Yiddish, Hebrew and Operatic selections. Dessert will follow musical event. Sponsors $50.00 will include 2 tickets or $18.00 pp admission. Reservations call Shirley or Dale 6865055 or Honey 684-6324. AMIT-RISHONA CHAPTER OF PALM BEACH Meet every 2nd Tues. each month in CH party room 12-2 pm Coming Events: 1st Annual Jewish Film Festival - $3/person/lm (incl. refresh-

Coming Events: Sun. Feb. 16th, 2014 Company - The Broward Stage Door Theatre All welcome Call Harriet @ 684-9712. Sun. Mar. 2nd, 2014 Annual Luncheon & Dance - Embassy Suites 12 - 4 pm. Members $30.00, Non-Members $35.00. Payment to be given to Sandy Wynn at meetings..Call Sandy @ 640-9998 or Harriet 684-9712. for further information. Sun. Apr. 6th, 2014 The King and I Maltz Jupiter Theatre - Tabica Grill Members $80.00 Non Members $82.00. Bus leaves at 12:30 pm from Duck Island CANADIAN CLUB Meets 4th Wed. of month, CH party room, 1-3 pm. This is a seasonal social club (December to March) open to all residents. Stan Schulz was elected to serve as President for coming year. Info: Stan @ 640-5776. CENTURY VILLAGE ARTISTS We welcome all CV residents to view our artwork on 1st and 2nd oor of main clubhouse. Info about purchase or display -- Beth Baker @ 684-3166. CENTURY VILLAGE BOWLING LEAGUE Verdes Tropicana Lanes, 2500 N. Fla. Mango. Couples & individuals welcome. $7 per week. Johns cell @ 5745563. CENTURY VILLAGE CAMERA CLUB Meets the 2nd Thurs. @ 10 am in CH Rm A. Anyone with an interest in taking pictures and learning more about their camera is welcome. Any questions, email Ken Graff at cameraclubcv@gmail.com. CENTURY VILLAGE COMPUTER CLUB Meets 1st and 3rd Thurs., Nov. - Apr. (1st Thurs. only rest of year) 1 pm in CR 103 and incl. 30 min. Q&A, biz portion, presentation. Info 615-4049 or visit our website at: www.cv-computerclub-wpb.com CENTURY VILLAGE GUN CLUB Meets every 2nd Tues. 7 pm in CH Rm C. Every meeting has guest speaker. Come listen to great speakers, make new friends, view historic and modern rearms and other weapons. George @ 471-9929. CENTURY VILLAGE MESSENGER CLUB Meeting every 2nd & 4 Mon. in CH Rm B, 10 am - Noon. Further info: Ed Grossman @ 631-742-1300 or email edwardrgrossman@gmail.com. CENTURY VILLAGE ORCHESTRA We would like to add more strings (violins, violas, cellos), bass bassoon and percussion players. Rikkie @ 683-0869 or e-mail to cvorchestra@aol.com CENWEST FISHING CLUB Meet 1st Wed. of each month, CH Rm B, 3 pm. Info: Mike Laden @ 570-445-4391.

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O R G A N I Z A T I O N
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS OF THE PALM BEACHES Meet on Wed. ...Feb.5th, & Mar 5th, 2014 @ 9 am at Golden Lakes Temple. Bus provided from Century Village main CH to Golden Lakes Temple to attend meeting. Kathy @ 689-0393. INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am in CH party room. Barbara @ 640-7168. IRISH-AMERICAN CULTURAL CLUB OF CV Meets 1st Tues. CH Rm C 2 pm. Social Club, many events during season, golf, picnics, ball games, casino trips, etc. Warm welcome to one & all. Martin Galvin, President @ 6405250 or Robert @ 917-704-0223. ITALIAN-AMERICAN CULTURE CLUB: (IACC) OF CENTURY VILLAGE Meets every 3rd Wed. of each month, 1 pm in CH party room. Fausto @ 478-1821. Coming Events: Mon. Feb. 3rd, 2014: Fifth Annual IACC Cruise departs on 11-day Southern Caribbean cruise aboard Norwegian Sun. Ports include: St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Rouseau, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia & Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Rate includes fees, taxes, insurance, bus transfers & gratuities. Reservation or more info: Fausto @ 478-1821, Frannie @478-9526 or Beverly @ 4345656. Sat. Feb. 8th, 2014: Bar-b-que on Duck Island 11am to 3pm. Contact Fausto 478-1821. HELP OUR VETS. IACC in conjunction with the VA is collecting donations of toiletries, wipes, beef-jerky and other snacks for our soldiers overseas. Items collected at monthly meetings or contact Jerry @ 686-8942 for pickup of articles. BOWLING: every Sat. morning 9 am, Verdes Lanes. Info: Frank @ 6163314 JEWISH WAR VETERANS POST #501 Meet 1st Sun. of month at Cypress Lakes CH. Breakfast, 9 am. Meeting, 9:30 am. Guest speakers. Activities include servicing VA patients. Ralph @ 689-1271 or Howard @ 478-2780. JEWISH WAR VETERANS POST #520 Meets 4th Sun. of month at Elks Lodge, Belvedere Rd. Continental breakfast, 9 am followed by meeting. Info: Phil @ 686-2086. JUDITH EPSTEIN CHAPTER OF HADASSAH Meets the 3rd Wed. of month at Congregation Anshei Sholom. Join us for a trip to the west coast of Florida on March 12-13 overnight. Bus leaves from our Clubhouse and includes Miramar Outlet Mall, dinner show at Broadway theater featuring Les Miz, Immocalee Casino, wine and cheese party, and other surprises. For information call Mary 640-7171. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS: PALM BEACH RAINBOW LODGE #203 Meets 2nd & 4th Tues., 2:30 pm at VITAS COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER (CV Medical Building). All Pythians, new applicants welcome! Details Irv @ 683-4049 or Michael @ 623-7672. LATIN AMERICAN CLUB Meets 1st Mon. each month, 7:00 pm, CH party room. Additional info: Pres. Lilly @ 786-261-5848 or Hortensia @ 656-6306. LINE DANCING Country and Regular, held as follows: Mon. 9 to 10:30 am in CH party room and Fri. 11:15 am to 12:45 pm in Rm C. Yvonne @ 689-7383. MERRY MINSTRELS OF CENTURY VILLAGE Looking for ladies and gentlemen who enjoy singing and entertaining. Meet every Thurs. 10 - 11 am in CH Music Rm B. Come join us. Info: Louis or Anna @ 247-8819 or email cvmerryminstrels@hotmail.com MIND SPA DISCUSSION GROUP Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs. 1:30 pm, CH Rm A. All invited for in-depth discussions of signicant issues. Allan @ 687-3602. MISTER KARAOKE Fri., 6 - 9 pm CH party room. Dancing and general entertainment. Info: Jack @ 616-0973. NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT RETIREES Anyone interested in attending a meeting of the NYCTR of Fl. WPB Chapter please call Kathy @ 689-0393. OWLS (OLDER-WISER-LOYALSENIORS) Meetings monthly on 2nd Mon. 3 pm in CH party room. PRESIDENT UMBRELLA CLUB Meetings held on 3rd Tues. of each month, 10:30 am in CH Rm C. Every unit owner welcome. Info: Jerry @ 684-1487. PRO-ACTIVE RESIDENTS PROJECTS COMMITTEE, INC. A/K/A PRPC Meets 3rd Thurs. of month, 10 - 12 pm, CH Rm B. We are a non-prot group of CV Resident owners concerned with village issues. RUSSIAN CLUB Meets 1st Wed. 3 pm, CH Rm C and 2nd Thurs. 3 pm, CH party room. Info: Tamara @ 712-1417. SAILING CLUB Meet every 2nd Fri. 10 am, CH Rm C. Info: Ron @ 683-8672. SANCTIONED DUPLICATE BRIDGE AT HASTINGS CLUBHOUSE All bridge players welcome Mon. 7 pm, upstairs at Hastings CH hall. Call Florence @ 687-7835.

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TUESDAY KARAOKE Every Tues. 6 pm to 9 pm CH party room. Please come to sing, listen, enjoy. UNITED ORDER TRUE SISTERS (A non-sectarian Cancer Service Group) Meetings 2nd Mon. each month,11:30 am, CH party room. New members welcome. .Call Marlene @ 683-1208 or Marion @ 684-5814. Coming Events: Mon. Feb. 10th, 2014 - Paid-up Membership Luncheon, Golden Coral with a $5 reimbursement to each member toward lunch. Sat. Feb. 15th, 2014 - 8-night exotic CRUISE on the Celebrity Century commencing Ports include St. Barts, St. Croix, San Juan and Grand Turk. Prices start at $599.24 per person. There is also shipboard credit and free transportation from Century Village. Call Michele Thomas of Unique Travel @ 914-8659 or 904940-1101. Fri.-Sat.-Sun. Feb. 21st.-23rd, 2014 The Barber of Seville Kravis Center. Call Diane Andelman @ 471-2950 Mon. Feb. 24th, 2014 - Luncheon & Card Party @ 11:30 am @ Palm Beach National Country Club - Call Barbara 615-4527 or Harriet 689-5102. Wed. Mar. 5th, 2014: Gala Donor Luncheon - Land of the Presidents Club. Call Bernice@ 697-2203 or Barbara/ Al @ 688-0001 for table seating arrangements. Mon. Mar. 10th, 2014 - Karaoke Party & Pizza - CH Party room. Fri.-Sat.-Sun. Mar. 21st.-23rd, 2014 The Tales of Hoffman Kravis Center. Call Diane Andelman 471-2950 for details/reservations. Donor credit given. Mon. Mar. 24th, 2014 - Luncheon & Card Party @ 11:30am @ Palm Beach National Country Club - Call Barbara 615-4527 or Harriet 689-5102. Tues. Apr. 8th, 2014 - Benvenuto- Boynton Beach - Gala Show & Luncheon - 12 noon. Members $36, Non-Members $40. Only pre-paid reservations accepted. Call Bobbi 478-4433 or Roz 616-3273. VILLAGE SONGBIRDS VOCAL GROUP Looking for male and female singers. Openings limited. Info: Marty @ 686-4988. WELCOME NEIGHBOR Group of dedicated residents who wish to inform community regarding Reection Bay. Meetings in CH party room on 1st Wed. each month 9-11 am. Details: 478-2400. YIDDISH CULTURE GROUP Conversational Yiddish Class begins Thurs. Jan. 2nd, 10 am, CH Rm A. Please register at ofce. Yiddish Culture Chorus Group meets every Wed. 1 pm, CH Rm C. Yiddish Culture Group meet every Tues. 10 am, CH Theatre. All programs 10am -- for further info on any of above: Golda @ 697-3367. A Happy and Healthy New Year to all from the Yiddish Culture Group !!

SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB Nov. through Apr. Everyone welcome to join. Equipment provided. We play every Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 1:15 pm. Previous experience not necessary. Learn as you play. Ed @ 632-5268. SNORKEL CLUB Meet 3rd Friday in CH Rm B @ 10 am. Info: Ron @ 683-8672. SOCIAL VILLAGE SENIORS Meets every 2nd & 4th Thurs. 7 to 9 pm in CH party room. Purpose: to bring together single senior residents wishing to expand their social circle. Many suggestions have been received for "Outings". Final decisions to be made by members. Annual dues are $10 pp. Info: Milt Cohen, Pres.@ 429-5778 STRICTLY BALLROOM DANCE GROUP Meets every Mon., 2 - 4 pm, CH party room, except on second Mon. of month they will meet in the Art Room, 2nd. oor. All dancers welcome. No charge. Info: Bill @ 684-2451. SUNDAY NIGHT SING A LONG Hosted by Louis Ahwee & Anna Torres, 5 - 8 pm in CH Rm C. Bring your own CDs or choose from vast selection or sing along with everyone else. Info: 247-8819. SUPER SENIORS CLUB Interesting conversation about current issues affecting seniors at CV 912 Super Seniors Group. Meet every 1st Thurs. 10 am in CH as forum for sharing knowledge, asking questions, educating ourselves. Send an e-mail: cv912superseniors@gmail.com SURVIVING IN A CRAZY WORLD (formerly Getting Younger, Forever Young) Meets 1st Mon. of month beginning Mon. Nov. 4 through Mon. Apr. 7, 2014, 3 to 5 pm, Music Rm B. Occasional speaker. Discussion on how to Thrive in a World of Chaos at a time and place when world is treacherous and no longer friendly: Chuck Samsel @ 284-0411 or 628-8938. TASTE & SEE (PSALM 34:8) BIBLE STUDY GROUP Do you need a Spiritual & Emotional uplift? Come & meet us at Taste & See Non-denominational group. Meets each Sun., 5 pm, CH, Rm A (2nd ). Leonore @ 478-9459. THE SCRABBLE CLUB OF CENTURY VILLAGE Meets Tues. 6 pm in CH 2nd oor Card Room. Looking for new members. Info: Lucy @ 729-0705 THE THREE FRIENDS Ellie & Wolf and piano player Sonia give a complimentary concert on last Thursday each month in CH Rm C, 7 pm. Music from 30s to 60s. Info: Ellie @ 684-5401.

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A Horses Tail (Tale)


BY RUTH BERNHARD -DREISS
Just having enjoyed a New Years party where some wonderful stories were recalled by the guests and one tale triggered another, the subject came around to polo matches in Wellington with the reserved section of well-dressed people as an added attraction. That brought to mind the just published article in the PB Post about polo on the beach and we wondered whether this wouldnt hurt the horses hooves on packed sand, to say nothing of whether people would hesitate to use the beach afterward. Talk about picking up after dogs. It reminded me of the time when CV was in its infancy and the horses in the neighboring farms on Haverhill Rd. would wander. If I have mentioned this before in one of my published items, please bear with me. I cant help but recall it again because it never fails to make me smile. That is, the sight of a horse coming onto the Hastings pool deck before Cypress Lakes was built (creating a barrier) and the area was open. I dont know who was more frightened -- the residents suddenly seeing this huge, towering animal prancing or the horse wondering why the people were screaming. To the best of my recollection, I don't believe the horse did anything rude as a result.

Denition of An Accident
BY DOM GUARNAGIA
An undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally. On January 4, 2014 an accident occurred at the intersection of West Drive and Okeechobee Boulevard resulting in the unfortunate death of a resident of Century Village attempting to cross the busy road on a motorized wheel chair where speeds in excess of the posted 50 MPH are the norm on this eight (8) lane road wider than Interstate I-95. The result was an irreplaceable loss, life and irreparable psychological damage to two families; the victims family and the driver, involved unintentionally. Here within the Villages network of roads, unless we see a Palm Beach Sheriff Ofcers car parked at an intersection giving citations to those who are in such a rush to go nowhere that they are either speeding or running STOP signs and as a result, unfortunate happenings are and will continue to occur too frequently. Two concrete (FPL) light poles have been struck, one totally damaged, lights shining upward to illuminate the Royal Palms at the entrances have been destroyed as well as shrubbery and other landscape features. The two curves, one on North Drive (at the Laundromat) and one at Golfs Edge on South Drive where the posted speed limit is 20 MPH are frequent sites for accidents. The perimeter walkway is another area for pedestrians where a different kind of accident of a lesser nature occurs when walkers are confronted with bicyclists, golf carts and dogs whose owners refuse to obey the rule that their dogs must be kept on their association property and not allowed beyond it. Furthermore, walkers are the primary occupants with the right of way and cyclists and golf cart drivers should move off the walkway when approaching them as a common courtesy. Be careful and cognizant of your actions as well as others. Have a happy, healthy and safe New Year.

The Thief Who Bragged


BY RUTH BERNHARD -DREISS
We in the Village are privy to the excellent advice from PBSO at each monthly Delegate meeting. We are advised as to how many auto break-ins, if any, occurred during the month as well as any unit break-ins and other crimes against us. This brings to mind incidents that happened at least 20 years ago when there was a rash of burglaries throughout CV. Residents became aware that they had been robbed long after the fact and it was quite a puzzle, until the thief was ultimately caught. He boasted that his claim to fame was that he was so adept at what he did that his robberies would not be discovered for a long time and they werent. He was caught. Im not sure how long it took, but it was sometime later and quite a bit of jewelry and other valuables were recovered and identified by their owners. A detective who followed this case was paid expenses to appear at the criminals hearing in another part of the state with evidence of his crimes against CV residents. He was convicted and the Village breathed a sigh of relief as a result. This event is, no doubt, in the archives of the UCO Reporter.

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110 Century Blvd., Suite 101 West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Community Resource Center

561-683-5012

February 2014
Monday
Blood Pressure Check 9:00-11:00 a.m. Massage Therapy 9:00-Noon Laughter Yoga 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday
3
Healthy Living Walk 9:30 a.m. Care Giver Support Group 1:002:00 p.m. Challenges & Changes 3:004:00 p.m.

Wednesday
4
Reiki 10:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Crafting with VITAS 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday
5
Bereavement Support Group 10:00-11:30 a.m. Bingo Happy Hour 12:30 p.m.

Friday
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Ask VITAS Veterans Meet & Greet 9:00-11:00 a.m. Peterson Rehab- All about Sciatica 1:30 p.m.

Blood Pressure Check 9:00-11:00 a.m. Massage Therapy 9:00-Noon Heart Disease for Women 2:30 p.m.

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Healthy Living Walk 9:30 a.m. Care Giver Support Group 1:002:00 p.m.

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Game Day 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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Bereavement Support Group 10:00-11:30 a.m. Energy Self-Healing 2:30 p.m.

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Ask VITAS 9:00-11:00 a.m. CAPSex for Seniors 2:30 p.m.

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Blood Pressure Check 9:00-11:00 a.m. Massage Therapy 9:00-Noon Presidents Day Trivia & Jeopardy 2:30 p.m.

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Healthy Living Walk 9:30 a.m. Care Giver Support Group 1:002:00 p.m. Challenges & Changes 3:004:00 p.m

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Reiki 10:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Crafting with VITAS 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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Bereavement Support Group 10:00-11:30 a.m. Meditation for Wellness 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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Ask VITAS 9:00-11:00 a.m. Veterans Benefits 101 2:30 p.m.

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Blood Pressure Check 9:00-11:00 a.m. Massage Therapy 9:00-Noon PHow to Communicate with a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease 2:30 p.m.

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Healthy Living Walk 9:30 a.m. Care Giver Support Group 1:002:00 p.m.

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Music Therapy 10:00 a.m.-11:000 p.m. Recipe Coupon Swap 2:30 p.m.

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Bereavement Support Group 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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Ask VITAS 9:00-11:00 a.m. Strategies for Stress Relief 11:30 a.m.

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All events are held at the VITAS Community Resource Center and are open to Century Village residents who RSVP.
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Ted Deutch
United States Congressman One of my greatest honors as your member of Congress is helping veterans, seniors, homeowners, and so many other individuals Ted Deutch throughout our community successfully take advantage of federal programs and resolve disputes with the government when they arise. Below are some quick examples illustrating how the caseworkers on my staff may be able to help you: A constituent and victim of identity theft was unable to le her tax returns and her refund was improperly mailed to the identity thief. Our ofce called for an investigation by the Taxpayer Advocate Service and in less than a month, she successfully received her tax rebate and had her records corrected in the IRS system after nearly two years. The family of an ailing couple in their nineties contacted our ofce after waiting more than two years for the Veterans Administration to process their fathers pension claim. We opened an investigation

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If you don't have a REAL ID, resolve to get yours this year. If you were born after December 1, 1964 you'll need a REAL ID compliant license or ID card to board a commercial ight or enter a federal building. Everyone else has until December 1, 2017. The federal law requires everyone come in person to a service center and bring new proofs of identication. You cannot get a REAL ID online or through the mail. Click here to get your document checklist. Community Corner This past year, our agency adopted The Lord's Place and the Susan G. Komen South Florida afliate. The holiday dress down fundraiser and the Friday dressdown contributions throughout the year raised more than $6,593 for The Lord's Place! This local non-prot provides housing and opportunities for area homeless. We also had our annual Angel Tree, beneting the residents of Burckle Place, dedicated to meeting the long-term needs of single, homeless women in our community. Our generous employees donated much needed items such as bedding and toiletries. The Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure will take over downtown West Palm Beach the morning of January 25th. Our employee led effort built "Team Tax" and will participate with more than 76 walkers and runners this year! Employees have raised funds to support the Race throughout 2013 with Friday dress down days and bake sales that raised nearly $7,000. Serving You at Royal Palm Beach Service Center Serving the county's mid-western communities is our Royal Palm Beach Service Center. It's a full service location, offering driver license, motor vehicles, vessels and boats, property tax, business tax, tourist development and hunting & shing licenses. Manager Michelle Arias and her team provide the community with exceptional service, and received an 'Excellent Overall' rating from clients of 89 percent in 2013. Staff from this ofce are featured on the cover of this year's 2014 Tax Palnner & Services Guide!

with the VA, which led to the elderly veteran and his wife both receiving the long overdue benets they deserved. Away at college and far from an ofcial passport ofce, a young woman from the district found her upcoming school trip to Israel in jeopardy. After contacting our ofce, caseworkers were able to contact the State Department and assist her in expediting the renewal of her passport in time for the trip abroad. Throughout the year, I am proud to say that our ofce has closed hundreds of these kinds of individual cases. In addition to these services, my ofce also regularly arranges congressional tours for families visiting Washington and can even have a ag own over the U.S. Capitol building in dedication to a loved one. To learn more about the services we offer, please feel free to visit www.TedDeutch.House.gov at your convenience. As always, I encourage you to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for real-time news, and hope you will consider becoming a subscriber to the Deutch Dispatch, a monthly update on my work in Congress on behalf of South Florida.

Anne Gannon
Tax Collector Property Tax Payments Catch a Break! Property owners can pay property taxes in four installments by applying for the Installment Anne Gannon Payment Plan (IPP). Apply by completing the application and submitting it to our ofce by April 30. The rst installment must be paid on or before June 30 to remain on the plan. The remaining installments are due in September, December and March. You'll automatically be renewed by making the June payment each year. Plan participants receive a discount slightly under 4 percent. Apply online or pick up an application at any service center. Catch Some Savings Pay property taxes by January 31 to take advantage of the 2 percent discount. Avoid the lines by paying online. Search for your property and make your payment in the comfort of your home! We accept e-checks (free), and major credit cards (fee applies). $2.95 Billion Collected Our ofce has been working hard to process your property tax payments. During November we collected $2.29 billion of the $3.025 billion billed for 2013 property taxes. This is a $59 million increase over collections in the same month last year, thanks in large part to the preparation that allowed our ofce to begin collecting payments early. Efficiency Equals Savings Our ofce is not funded by tax dollars. Our operating budget is funded by commissions and fees collected on service transactions. We do not carry funds over to the next scal year, instead the unexpended revenue is given to the county to fund critical community services. Thanks to a commitment to scal responsibility and operational efciencies, we sent more than $30 million in unexpended revenue from the 2012 - 2013 scal year to the Palm Beach County Commission, School Board, re and emergency response units, libraries and other special taxing districts. 2014 Tax Planner & Services Guides are Here! The popular guide has helpful information on property tax, business tax, tourist development tax, motor vehicles and the REAL ID requirement. Inside you'll also nd a calendar complete with important dates and reminders, so you'll never miss a deadline. View it online or pick up a copy at any of our service centers. If you need additional copies for your neighborhood or organization, just email your request to ClientAdvocate@taxcollectorpbc. com. 1st REAL ID Deadline is 11 Months Away!

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County Clerk & Comptroller Clerks guardianship program a model for Florida, nation Guardianship Fraud Hotline marks second successful year in Palm Beach Sharon Bock County When I started Palm Beach Countys Guardianship Fraud Hotline in September 2011, my goal was simple: Protect our most vulnerable citizens from becoming victims of fraud and nancial abuse. Weve made signicant strides in our rst two years, including

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two arrests resulting from our investigations and identifying more than $2.7 million in questionable expenses and misreported assets. These successes are bringing national attention to our guardianship fraud program. In the past year, I have been asked to speak about the Guardianship Auditing Program at the National Aging & Law Institutes 2013 conference in Washington, D.C., the National Adult Protective Services Association conference in St. Paul, MN, and the Florida State Guardianship Associations annual conference in Palm Beach Gardens. Now that weve established a proven program in Palm Beach County, I want to see it expanded throughout Florida. Thats why Ive asked our state leaders to pass legislation that will allow Floridas Clerks to perform enhanced audits of guardianship cases that signicantly improve the courts oversight of guardianships. I urge you to contact your legislators and encourage them to support this important legislation in 2014. Florida is fortunate to have many excellent guardians who do great work. This legislation is designed to help protect Floridians from those who dont have their best interests at heart and, if unchecked, could do irreparable nancial harm. To learn more about our work to protect Palm Beach County from guardianship fraud, visit the Guardianship Fraud Hotline page at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com. There you will nd information about the program and how to make an anonymous report of suspicious nancial activity. Reports also can be made by calling (561) 355-FRAUD (355-3728) or sending an e-mail to fraud@mypalmbeachclerk.com.

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would restore earned benets for the brave men and women who defend our country. Although far from perfect, the stability provided by the budget deal will protect seniors and veterans benets from another shutdown. After the previous shutdown put disability compensation and pension payments to millions of veterans and other beneciaries at risk, I remain focused on ghting for the benets that seniors and veterans have earned after a lifetime of work and service. This budget compromise achieves that by providing much-needed stability in government operations. While the budget compromise was a positive rst step, Congress still needs to put in place a more comprehensive agreement to make responsible spending cuts, like what I have outlined in my two bipartisan SAVE Acts, as well as spur economic growth and job creation. Members of Congress must work together, not as partisans but as fellow Americans, to nd common sense solutions and middle ground to get our scal house in order and bolster our economy. I remain committed to working with any Member and supporting any idea that builds a better and brighter future for the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast and our nations economy.

House Bill 491: Infectious Disease Elimination Pilot Program In an effort to promote safety and improve public health, Rep. Pafford has led legislation that would create the Miami-Dade Infectious Disease Elimination Act (IDEA). House Bill 491 would create a needle exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade County in an effort to reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting blood-borne infections. The goals of the program are to minimize the risk of needle stick injuries to law enforcement ofcers and the public as well as help chemically dependent individuals access drug treatment. Rep. Pafford believes that needle exchange programs are a vital bridge to treatment and prevention services and an efcient way to promote public safety. Regulation of Summer Camps To ensure that Floridas children are safe while attending summer camp, Rep. Pafford will once again be ling legislation that will require all summer camps to register with or be licensed by the state. Summer camp personnel are already required by state law to have Level 2 back-ground checks but the Florida Department of Children and Families has no way of ensuring that this is taking place. This bill will hold summer camp employees to the same standards as employees of day cares and other child care centers in Florida.

courses, and canoes, kayaks and pedal boats for rent. If you love the coast, head east to the Lake Worth Lagoon and take advantage of the 545 boardwalk and the kayak and canoe launch at Snook Island in Lake Worth or South Cove in West Palm Beach. At 20 miles long and a half mile wide, the Lake Worth Lagoon is the largest estuary in the County. It is a habitat for native plants, sh and wildlife and provides aesthetic, recreational and economic benets for residents and visitors alike. Today the lagoon faces many challenges, including pollution, storm water runoff, muck deposition and habitat loss. A county initiative is in place to protect and improve this valuable treasure. I hope that all residents will actively support these efforts to keep both ourselves and our environment healthy. Please call my ofce at 561-3552202 for anything you may need. If you would like a speaker, or if you just want to be well informed about important issues or events, please send me an email at pburdick@pbcgov.org.

Patrick Murphy

United States Congressman Over the past year, I have been disappointed by the partisanship and gridlock that has become all too common in Congress. I have witnessed Patrick Murphy rsthand the dysfunction of Washington, where compromise has become a dirty word and where obstructionism rather than independent thinking is rewarded. It is clear that Washington is broken. However, there have been some spots of hope, including the bipartisan budget deal reached in December, the rst budget passed by Congress in ve years. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 will provide two years of certainty and stability that is desperately needed for economic growth by reducing the possibility of another government shutdown. It also reduces the decit by over $20 billion and replaces much of the misguided across-the-board cuts known as the sequester with smarter, more targeted cuts. I am hopeful that the deal will show the American people that Congress can work together to move our country forward and out of the gridlock that we have been stuck in for far too long. Like any compromise, however, there were aspects that I do not agree with, such as the reduction of pension benets for some future military retirees. For this reason, I cosponsored bipartisan legislation to eliminate any cuts to military retiree cost-of-living-adjustments (COLAs) included in the budget deal. This common sense solution, which I hope receives the same bipartisan support as the budget agreement,

Dave Aronberg
Florida State Attorney What Happens When You Believe A Crime Has Been Committed? If you believe a crime has been committed, you need to Dave Aronberg call your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible. Law enforcement will then either work independently of the State Attorneys Ofce or reach out to one of our divisions to ask for assistance in search warrants, subpoenas and other documents. At the conclusion of its investigation, law enforcement will determine if it has developed probable cause to believe that an individual has committed a crime. At this point, law enforcement can either make an arrest based on probable cause or request an arrest warrant to be signed by a judge. Suspects who are taken into custody are booked into the county jail. If they are county residents then, depending on the severity of the crime, they may be eligible to pay a bond and be released from jail. If they do not qualify for automatic bail or cannot afford bail, they must be held in custody in the jail until a rst appearance hearing can be held in court. At this hearing, a judge must determine that there is in fact probable cause that the defendants committed the crime and then determine what level and conditions of bond should be ordered to ensure that Continued on page B24

Paulette Burdick

Vice Mayor/County Commissioner F e b r u a r y is National Heart Month. Every year about 715,000 Americans have heart attacks - and about 600,000 die from Paulette Burdick heart disease making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the 5 major risk factors (along with high blood pressure, abnormal values for blood lipids, smoking, and obesity) for cardiovascular disease, as outlined by the American Heart Association. The good news is that Season is here with cooler days and lower humidity perfect for taking advantage of all that County parks have to offer. The County partners with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) on greenways and blueways. A greenway is a route designed for use by pedestrians and bicycles. Paddling trails/blueways are water paths or trails. For a listing of greenways and blueways, go to palmbeachmpo.org/ bike and oridapaddlingtrails.com Okeeheelee Park on Forest Hill Blvd., just west of Jog Road, offers 8 miles of bike paths (bicycle rentals are available) and walking paths. There is a one mile exercise path that offers 20 workout stations, 3 nine-hole golf

Mark Paord
State Representative Rep. Pafford To Host Town Hall Meeting Rep. Pafford will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2014, to discuss Mark Pafford the upcoming legislative session. The goal of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to hear rst-hand about critical issues facing our state, and to offer the public a chance to provide feedback. The discussion will also include an explanation of how to follow bills as they move through the legislative process and ways to be a better advocate. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Village of Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center, 151 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach. The town hall is open to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Continued from page B23 the defendants will show up for any subsequent hearing. Once this bond is ordered, the defendants are released as soon as they meet the conditions of the court-ordered bond. Law enforcement has 30 days to complete its investigation, because an individual is not ofcially charged with a crime in Florida until the State Attorney les an ofcial document called an information. Law enforcement completes its investigation and takes its ndings to the State Attorneys Ofce where a seasoned prosecutor reviews the facts of the case and les the appropriate charges. The charges can either be exactly what law enforcement submits

or the charges can be increased (upled) or lowered (down-led). If law enforcement is not able to develop sufcient evidence within the 30-day window, then the court discharges the bond conditions of the defendant. Law enforcement, however, can still continue to investigate the case. Once a defendant is charged by the State Attorneys Ofce, a regular calendar of court hearings and depositions begins, which will ultimately resolve at a trial or negotiated settlement. The 116 assistant state attorneys who serve you in prosecuting over 120,000 felony, misdemeanor and trafc crimes are dedicated to ensuring justice and safety in our community. It is an honor to serve as your State Attorney.

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Even though the grass on the baseball elds is darker and less pleasing to the eye, this is a great time of year for watching free agent signings and trades. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being thrown at star players and some of the cost will be borne by us through higher ticket prices. Here in my town of Detroit, the makeup of the team has changed since the World Series via the trade and free agent route. But after all the changes, the fans are wondering how long the Tigers can keep slugger Miguel Cabrera. The American League's Most valuable Player has two years remaining on his present contract and is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season. But the Tigers want to sign him to a long-term contract before the 2014 calendar runs out. No doubt about it, he is the best hitter in baseball. In 2012 Cabrera won the Triple Crown as he led the American League in batting average (.330), home runs (44) and RBI (139). In 2013 he was having a monster season through August. On the nal day of August, his batting average stood at .358 with 43 home runs and 130 runs-batted-in. 50 home runs and 150 RBI were expected by the end of September, but a lingering groin injury robbed him of power and bat speed and Cabrera only batted .278 in the season's nal month with only one home run and seven runs batted in to nish 2013 with a .348 batting average, 44 home runs and 137 RBI. Cabrera missed the triple crown as Baltimore Oriole's rst baseman Chris Davis hit 53 home runs and topped Cabrera's RBI total by one. Davis, while a good hitter, batted .286, 62 points lower than Cabrera and had the advantage of playing in a ballpark (Camden Yards) that is cozy and friendly to home run hitters. Cabrera plays in spacious Comerica Park, known throughout baseball as a pitcher's park. Distant outeld walls turn home runs elsewhere into long y balls.

Robinson Cano earned the big bucks in a new contract because he's a proven hitter. Over the past ve seasons with the Yankees, Cano batted .314, averaged 28 home runs and 103 RBI. He also won two Gold Gloves for sterling defensive play at second base. Good hitting, but can't compare to Cabrera. So, it stands to reason that Cabrera's next contract should top Cano's. Increased television revenues gives teams more to spend, but it'll still trickle down to us when we buy tickets. Everything is up, prots for the owners, salaries for the players and the price we'll have to pay to watch multimillionaires play. We lost many players we grew up with in the past few months. Some of the players who died recently were: Lou Brissie, 89, a pitcher in the late 1940s and early 1950s with the Philadelphia Athletics and Cleveland Indians. Grady Hatton, 90, an inelder for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs (1946-60), and manager of the Houston Astros from 1966-68). Johnny Logan, 86, a shortstop with the Milwaukee Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates, who ended his 14-year career in 1963. Gus Triandos, 82, a slugging catcher for the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros (19531965). Virgil Trucks, 95, who had a 17year career and pitched for the Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics and Yankees. Trucks, who missed most of two seasons while serving in the US Navy in 1944 and 1945, pitched two nohitters for Detroit in 1952. CV snowbird Irwin Cohen headed a national baseball publication for ve years and earned a World Series ring while working in the front ofce of a major league team. The author of 10 books and public speaker may be reached in his dugout at irdav@sbcglobal.net

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Classified ads are printed on a space available basis. Ads may be placed for 1, 2, or 3 months. For renewals after that, the UCO Reporter will need to be contacted. Ads should be submitted by the 7th of the month prior to the month of issue. All classified ads should be submitted by email to: ucoreporterwpb@ gmail.com. Submission in writing will not be accepted. All items submitted must include name, address and phone number of contributor, or they will not be printed. Kingswood B 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath., Partly Furnished. Asking price $18,000.00. Please call Ione Hunter 561-697-3069 or Mary 561-582-7459. Somerset I 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath., 2nd Floor with lift. Newly painted and furnished, Close to pool and courts, A/C. Enclosed porch. Owner @ 845-264-5288. Windsor R 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath., Porcelain Floor, Window A/Cs, Glass top stove. $19,000 or best offer. Dr. Wainwight @ 301-526-9687.

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Andover K 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath., Ground Floor Corner, New Kitchen Quartz open concept, 2 new bathrooms, Granite , New tile throughout, 4 Hunter Fans, New appliances, New Enclosed Porch, Must see Quick Closing. Asking $59,900. Call Alexander @ 772-266-4899. Bedford D 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath., Ground Floor,Like new/ renovated, Wood laminated oors,tub/glass encl.Fully furnished/New appliances. Price $20,000. Call Jean @ 561682-3707. Berkshire E 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Upper, $595 monthly or rent to own, $2,000 down. Call 561-596-8730. Cambridge F 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Ground Floor, Fully Furnished, Beautiful apt. with gorgeous furniture, new appliances. $750 monthly. Call 561-729-0705 or 305-968-3398. Chatham A 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath., 2nd Floor, Beautiful, Move in condition, $21,500. Call Vincent @ 561615-0981. Chatham M 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Ground Floor, Lake View, bus stop. New A/C; all oors tiled, Bathrooms & shower tiled, Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Hurricane shutters. Fully furnished. Norman @ 561686-9496. Dover B 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Beautiful Sunsets, Close to Clubhouse. Rosemary @561-633-2150 Easthampton I 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath., A bright outside corner unit, 2nd oor, Carpeted, Tiled kitchen and Patio, Excellent condition. $25,000. Can email pictures. Call: Jane @ 1-631-942-2163. Greenbrier B Exclusive area 2 Bedroom, 2 full Bath, Glass Enclosed Terrace, Italian Tiles all over. Euro furniture. Apartment perfect condition, Hurricane Shutters, laundry. Storage, Elevator. $68,500. Clara @ 561- 683-5373.

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WINDSOR C Shows like a model, tile, new kitchen & baths, stainless appliances, furnished, on water, steps to pool......... $34,900 GOLFS EDGE All new const., nu kit. w/granite, stainless appls, tile, W/D, new shower + central A/C ............. $59,900

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WINDSOR R Light & bright, nu hurricane windows, fully furnished, recessed lighting, surround sound and more ....... $21,900 SHEFFIELD K Lovely, turnkey, furnished and remodeled, great friendly association, walk to pools & clubhouse .......... $29,900 ANDOVER J Corner, ceramic tile, central A/C, furnished, walk to tennis and pool, water view....................................... $39,900 ANDOVER H Corner, light & bright, pristine, on preserve, ceramic tile throughout, new A/C and appliances ................ $39,900 CAMDEN B Corner unit, poolside, pristine turnkey, very pretty ............................................................................. $39,900

GREENBRIER A
Two Bedroom with stunning new kitchen, laminate ooring, updated furniture and more. Elevator, poolside building with a quite view. ....................................................... $49,900

GORGEOUS WELLINGTON H
Amazing views from oversized patio. New kitchen and updates throughout. Pristine perfect. Just a few steps from elevator, beautifully furnished ................................... $75,000

GROUND FLOOR CORNER ~ 2 BED/1.5 BATH


ANDOVER K 2/1, Beauty! Open kitchen, compl. redone, tile, onyx & granite, stall shower, water view ........... $59,900 SOUTHAMPTON B 2/1, Park at your door, private ent., all new laminate oors, updates, poolside bldg ........ $49,900 ANDOVER K Light & bright, ceramic tile, new kitchen, like new appliances, walk to tennis & pool ............... $49,900 SHEFFIELD L Laminate oors, new wood cabinets, appliances, granite, new baths, near health club ..... $54,900

LUXURY 2 BEDROOMS
WELLINGTON A 2/2 Stunning, poolside, oversized oor plan, updated, nicely furnished. On the cul-de-sac . $69,900 WELLINGTON E 2/2 Stunning new kitchen, new baths, new appliances, lovely ceramic tile and more........... $84,000 WELLINGTON F Enjoy long lake views and beautiful sunsets from newly encl. patio. Ceramic tile, updated baths, like new appliances, furnished, move-in ready ........ $69,000 WELLINGTON G Short sale, make oer! Great opportunity to own, oversized patio, jealousy windows, compl. furn, sold as is ............................... $49,900 WELLINGTON G Lovely water views from huge patio on water. Inventory is low, wont last. Needs updating. $59,900 WELLINGTON K Long lake views from stunning encl. patio, nu tile, updated kitchen, freshly painted ........ $84,900

SOMERSET ~ 2 BED/2 BATH


SOMERSET J 1000 sq. ft., two full size baths, updated kitchen, stunning lake views, 2nd oor with lift....... $39,900 SOMERSET L Park at your door, located on cul-de-sac, updated with tile, amazing location, grd. oor ........ $59,900 SOMERSET J Park at your door, beautiful new laminate oors, new kitchen & baths, nu furniture and lovely water views ................................................................ $63,500 SOMERSET H Poolside, gorgeous location, needs TLC, second oor with lift................................................... $36,900

Pat Penio
Over 10 Years Experience Century Village Resident
patpenioremax@gmail.com

REMAX NEEDS RENTALS


RE/MAX RENTALS
SHEFFIELD K 1/1 Ground r, all tile, nu open kit & bath, $675/mo. SHEFFIELD J 1/1 Ground r corner, central A/C, pristine, $5000/season

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Around Century Village

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Kitty and John Gragg dance on New Years at the Clubhouse.

New Years Eve Day at the pool.

Photo by Bob Rivera

New Years Eve Party at the Clubhouse.

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New Years Eve Day Party at the pool

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New Years Eve Party at the Clubhouse. Palm Beach County Commissioner Paulette Burdick (standing).

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Photo by Ken Graff

UCO Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

UCO Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

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New Years Eve Party at the Clubhouse.

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New Years Hats at pool

Bruce the dog getting ready to make his rounds at VA Convalescent Living Center

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