Volume 18, Number 11
November 2014
George Graber
Iver Kennedy
Kathleen Middleton
Editorial Associates
Dorothy Bruno
Bill Hemp
Carol Mendalski
Claire Aschner, Betty Blajda, Bob
Catanzaro, Dick Guariglia, Janet
Hahne, Joan Hollander, Bill Jehle,
Carol Leonard, Archie Miller, Debby
A l a n A r n o w i t z , J a n e t B o y e r,
Kathy Breault, Molly Burge, Lillian
Burwasser, Mary Caruso, Sue
DeBella, Kerry Faber, Phyllis Fox,
Isabel Goldfarb, George Graber,
Pamela Helman, Anna May Jones,
Terry Juliano, Maria Martinez, Carol
Neubauer, Ellen Nicol, Anne Ray,
Lynne Sermarini, Jean Sutera
Nora Fett, Chair
Bernadette Garguilo
George Giani
Bill Unger
Don Maroney
Technical Assistant
Sandy Wentzel
Activities Coordinator
Jo Ann Wolfe
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From The
Open Meeting/Q & A
By Kathleen Middleton
Those attending the BOT meeting
at 1:00 PM on October 15 were handed
copies of the Board’s agenda, containing all resolutions that were scheduled
for vote.
All BOT members were present,
along with JoAnn Wolfe, representing
the Property Management Office. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, President Arthur Peckerar opened by thanking all those who helped to set up the
meeting. After approval of minutes from
the previous meeting, nine resolutions
were unanimously approved: a contract
with a witness for construction litigation
($10,000.00); a “weather insurance”
(snow) policy ($23,000.00); a liability
insurance package ($100,000.00); an
earthquake and flood insurance policy
($15,000.00); an “umbrella” (extended
liability) policy ($25,000.00); appointment of resident Jerry Max as driver
of our community van; approval of
amended ARC drainage guidelines; and
six committee appointments. Newly
appointed are: Ellen Patton (chair, Golf
Committee), Rita Martinez and Toni
Ward (co-chairs, Bocce Committee),
Anne Markovski (chair, Community
Action Committee), George Graber
(newspaper editor), Brian Nesta (chair,
Nature Trail), and Karen Vaccaro (coordinator, Group Event Information).
After the resolutions were approved, the Open Meeting was adjourned at 1:09 PM.
Arthur then introduced Rob Marino, who will be coming to Renaissance as our new Community Manager,
beginning on November 3. Rob has 14
years of experience in property management, and has served in that capacity at
Westlake in Jackson for the past eight
years. He looks forward to meeting
everyone here.
Arthur provided updates on inhouse maintenance projects: resurfaced
walkways, guardhouse repairs, replacement of old street signs, installation of
sconces and painting in the clubhouse.
Also, vendors installed new hot water
heaters in the clubhouse, installed gas
lines and heating units in the clubhouse
ceiling, repaired bocce court drains,
renovated the indoor pool, and are reroofing the clubhouse. He also reported
on ARC modification requests, and the
upcoming Disaster Response Committee drill on November 20.
Stu Bier announced that the Budget
Committee is ready to present its 2015
budget to the BOT. The Travel Committee will conduct a resident survey via a
newspaper insert. Stu introduced Holly
Yocum, Landscaping chair, who spoke
about landscaping plans for Renaissance and gave advice to homeowners
about lawns, shrubs, and trees.
Vinny Bono outlined the Social
Committee events and the entertain-
ment scheduled for the remainder of the
year: reception for new residents, movie
night, shopping fair, Snowflake Ball,
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Falling
Leaves Cabaret, and PAC’s last show
of the season, Tribute to Elvis. Vinny
also reported that October was Renaissance Safety Month; he reviewed and
urged cooperation with our community
safety rules.
Jean Bestafka reported on the
golf season, with 478 members (128
members in the women’s league) and a
successful rookie program. Club championship guidelines will be reviewed.
Jean also provided updates for all Communications sub-committees. She urged
all clubs and committees to post, and
keep current, their news and information on our website. She explained how
BOT officers are elected, and described
the new Board’s efforts to do more to
keep the community informed.
Ernie Standard commented on
the resolutions just passed, and complimented Bob Menninger and Bob
Kleppinger (co-chairs, Insurance Committee) for their diligence and expertise
in procuring the best coverage at the
best prices. He reported on the status
of recreation facilities and all sports,
including pending improvements to
the outdoor pool (pergolas) and fitness center (new equipment, flooring).
Ernie stated that the clubhouse is in
need of further upgrading and that the
Clubhouse Enhancement Committee is
continuing its work.
JoAnn Wolfe announced that lawn
sprinklers have been turned off for the
season. She reported that planning and
scheduling is under way for 2015, and
that every effort will be made to accommodate all committees, clubs, and
activities who request meeting spaces.
JoAnn introduced and thanked the staff
(PMO, front desk, maintenance) for
their assistance to her, and for stepping
up and ensuring smooth operations in
the weeks following Larry Thomas’s
Arthur concluded with words of
appreciation for former BOT President
Hal MacDonald, citing his many years
of outstanding leadership and unstinting
service to Renaissance.
The Q & A session followed, with
a resident asking for clarification about
drainage (both on private property and
on the bocce courts). Another resident
posed questions about the number of
insurance policies and the feasibility
of hiring a commercial van driver and
procuring a larger vehicle, and also
voiced a concern about the newly resurfaced areas outside the clubhouse.
After Board members responded to all
questions and comments, the meeting
ended at 2:05 PM.
Section A:
Renaissance Team................ 5
Calendar................................ 7
Inquiring Photographer........ 11
Poetry Corner...................... 20
Section B:
Clubs....................... 3-10, 12-14
Section C:
Puzzle Solutions.................. 19
Cover by Don Maroney
Renaissance Times
Manchester Township
Did You Know?
Information from the
Board of Trustees
By Jean Bestafka
Street Tree Procedures:
In April of 2013, a resolution
was proposed by George Hahne and
passed at an open board meeting,
stating that any street trees that are
located on an individual lot are the
lot owner’s responsibility to maintain and replace, in accordance with
the requirements of the Township of
Why? Because when the township was approving construction
of our homes, they required the
builder to place appropriate trees
on each property. However, the
first amendment to the Renaissance
Bylaws, Section 4, Restrictions and
Covenants, states: “Each Lot Owner
shall be solely responsible for the
exterior maintenance of the Lot and
Dwelling owned by him and shall be
solely responsible for expense and
costs therefore….” The resolution
was passed to agree with the bylaws.
In order to meet both the township and bylaws requirements the
following procedure below was
Street Tree Procedures
(In Accordance with Resolution
As of June 1, 2013 all trees including those formerly referred to
as “Street Trees” on a lot owner’s
property will become the lot owner’s
responsibility. The lot owners are
responsible for damage caused by
a “street tree” on their property
to a driveway, sidewalk, etc. The
definition of a “street tree” is a deciduous tree that was installed by
the developer in accordance with the
approved Manchester site plan. RHA
will, as needed, maintain and replace
any tree that is located on common
property. Lot owners must now
maintain and/or replace any tree that
may have been formerly maintained
by the Association that is located on
their property in accordance with the
following procedures:
If a “street tree” should die or
need to be replaced for any reason, it
must be replaced by one of six types
of trees including: Elm, Sawtooth
Oak, Pear, Red Maple, Sugar Maple
or London Plane. No other kind
of tree will be permitted. An ARC
modification must be completed.
Should a tree on a lot owner’s
property other than a “street tree”
need to be removed, it is the lot
owner’s option to replace it or just
eliminate that tree.
In order to replace a “street tree,”
a lot owner must submit a modification form to the PMO requesting
approval to remove and replace a
tree. No work may be started prior
to approval.
All tree replacements must
be done within 20 days from the
time the tree is removed during the
months of April through November.
A tree removed December through
March must be planted between
April 15 and May 15 as weather
It is the lot owner’s responsibility to call for a utility mark-out prior
to replacing the tree.
Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a fine placed on
the lot owner’s account.
Homeowners are responsible for
any damage caused by their trees to
driveways, sidewalks, etc. as a result
of the location of the tree within the
homeowner’s property.
Should there be a question as to
whose property a street tree is on, the
lot owners will need to consult their
survey/plot plan.
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MCR - Men’s Card Room
CLUB - Club Room
8:30 - 9:30 AM Raconteurs (LCR)
9:00 am Dance Fit (BR)
9:00 - 11:30 am Model Builders Club (CR)
10:00 - 11:00 am Ladies Billiards
10:30 - 11:30 AM Balance & Flexibility (BR)
Noon - 3:00 pm Great Parents Club (CR) exercise
1:00 - 4:00 pm May I (LCR)
3:00 PM Band Rehearsal (BR)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Ceramics (CR)
10:00 am - noon Creative Stamping (CR)
M/R - Meeting Room
9:00 - 10:00 am Water Aerobics (FREE)
9:00 - 10:00 am Butts & Guts (BR)
10:00 - Noon Decorative Painting (CR)
10:00 - Noon Ping Pong (Billiards Room)
10:30 - 11:30 am Water Aerobics (FREE)
10:30 AM Zumba (BR)
Noon - 4:00 pm Mah Jongg (LCR)
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9:00 am Cardio-Tone (BR)
9:00 - 10:00 am Water Aerobics (FREE)
10:00 - noon Ping Pong (Billiards Rm)
10:10 - 11:10 AM Balance & Flexibility (BR)
10:30 - 11:30 am Water Aerobics (FREE)
12:30 - 4:00 pm Bridge Club (LCR)
LIB - Library
9:00 - 11:30 am Model Builders Club (CR)
9:00 - 10:00 am Butts & Gutts (BR)
9:30 -10.30 AM Aqua Zumba (POOL)
10:00 - 11:00 am Ladies Billiards
10:40 - 11:40 AM Dance Party (BR)
12:00 - 4:30 PM Mah Jongg (LCR)
1:00 - 3:00 pm Chess (CR)
1:00 - 4:00 pm May I (LCR)
CR - Craft Room
9:00 - 10:00 am Water Aerobics (FREE)
9:00 - 10:00 am Dance Fit (BR)
10:00 - 11:00 am Ladies Billiards
10:30 - 11:30 am Water Aerobics (FREE)
10:30 AM Zumba (BR)
Noon - 3:00 pm Great Parents Club (CR)
1:00 - 3:00 PM Ceili Dancing (BR)
1:00 - 4:00 pm May I (LCR)
3:00 - 5:00 PM Art Club (CR)
4:00 - 5:00 pm Tap Dancing (BR-Stage)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Ceramics (CR)
7:00 - 9:00 PM Volleyball (Indoor Pool)
BR - Ballroom
All Sanctioned Sports Clubs Have Priority Play Time in Their Designated Areas.
With only two months left in
2014, it is again time to look forward
to the holiday season, to dread the
cold weather, to reflect on yet another year of good times and great
memories, and prepare to make
resolutions for (can you believe it?)
2015! With Thanksgiving only a few
weeks away, there is still time to
do something special for those less
fortunate. Please take a moment to
choose even just one thing to do that
will make someone smile. Whether
it is to place a food donation in the
collection box at the clubhouse, visit
a shut-in, or donate a toy or a warm
coat to a child, your gesture will
never go unnoticed or unappreciated. Remember: the best present
you can give yourself is the feeling
you get when you give a gift or kind
gesture to someone else!
At this time I would like to thank
all those club, activity, sport group
and committee leaders who were
present at our annual scheduling
meeting on October 9. We certainly
missed those who were unable to
attend this year. It is great to have so
many dedicated volunteers working
together toward a fantastic 2015! I
hope that we were able to answer
any questions or concerns that any
of you may have had. Scheduling for
2015 officially begins on Monday,
November 3. While we hope to be
able to accommodate all requests,
it may not always be possible. We
will try to resolve any conflicts so
that the end result is agreeable to
all. They say that Disney is the happiest place on earth, but our goal is
to make Renaissance the happiest
place for all our residents and that
means sometimes almost working
magic when it comes to scheduling.
We promise to do our best!
As the year draws to a close,
please remember there are still plenty of great things already scheduled.
Join us on:
Sunday, November 2: Sunday
Night at the Movies- Showing Million Dollar Arm - 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 30: Let’s go
Shopping - 11:00 AM - 3:00PM
Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30: “Falling Leaves”
Saturday, December 6: Snowflake Ball - 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 14: Raconteurs’ Holiday Sing-Along - 2:00PM
As always, please check the
bulletin boards, Renaissance Times,
Channel 22, and the website (www.
renaissance-hoam.com) or call the
Activities Desk for more information.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Farewell—and Welcome!
By Kathleen Middleton and Iver Kennedy
If you check the masthead under Editors in this month’s paper (page
A-3), you will find one name missing, and a new one in its place.
Two-and-a-half years ago, following the resignation of long-time
editor Betty Vermette, Phil Gillhaus came on board with us as one of the
three new editors. Besides “learning the ropes,” our first big task was
to change over to a digital production process. This was a big learning
curve for us, but Phil’s computer expertise was a tremendous help. He
set up a file-naming system that streamlined our layout procedures and
enabled us to transmit all of our copy and photos to the publisher, in
layout order, for each section of the paper.
The three of us have worked well together, and we even managed
to set up a schedule that allows each of us to take time off every third
month. Still, producing the Renaissance Times is a big job, and Phil
decided to step down in October.
Now for the good news: Fortunately, for us and for our readers,
George Graber has volunteered to take Phil’s place. George has been
a valued, dependable volunteer for many years, serving as copy editor
and galley proofer. He was our top choice, and we were thrilled when
he agreed to take on the job of editor. George has been working with
us for the past couple of months, and is now officially “on board.”
So, we extend sincere thanks and best wishes to Phil, and we extend
a warm and grateful welcome to George Graber as the new member
of our editorial team.
Entertainment Committee
By Jacki Naznitsky
If you didn’t attend our “Four
Aces” show, you really missed an
exceptional performance. Along
with the singers we had a drummer,
a keyboard player, and a bass player.
With the live music, this was a show
not to miss! The refreshments served
were ones that we had eaten in the
50s and 60s—we enjoyed Ring
Dings, Twinkies, Devil Dogs, and
Hostess Cupcakes.
We have had many requests to
bring back the “Four Aces,” and
we may just do that in 2016. [Stay
Our November offering, and
our last show in 2014, on Saturday,
November 15, will be the musical
Thoroughly Modern Millie. Start
time for this show is at 7:30 PM as
it is the full production of the show,
and we need to end at a reasonable
time. Refreshments will be served at
the intermission.
This show will be produced by
Plaza Theatrical Productions from
Lynbrook, Long Island. Their productions are complete with actors,
musicians, crew personnel, scenery,
costumes and props. They have
been performing for the Fairways
in Lakewood for over 11 years, and
residents from there who have seen
their shows rave about their productions. Now we will have the pleasure
of seeing one of their productions
for ourselves.
As of this writing, we have limited seating, but tickets are selling
fast. Check with the activities desk
at the clubhouse to see if any tickets
are still available.
We have finished booking our
professional entertainment for
2015—it should be an exciting year
for professional entertainment in our
Mark your calendars now and
hold the dates for our shows for
2015. With the exception of West
Side Story, every show is on a Saturday night.
January 24, 2015
“Sounds of the Street.” A 50s
and 60s doo-wop group.
April 25, 2015
“Beatlemania Now.” If you love
the Beatles, you will love this show.
June 27, 2015
“Surfer Boys.” Performed by
the Unexpected Boys, a group of
Broadway veterans. If you love the
Beach Boys, this is the show for you.
July 26, 2015 (Sunday Night)
West Side Story. The full production by Plaza Theatrical Productions.
Live music, the works.
September 19, 2015
Will and Anthony Nunziata:
“Broadway our Way.” These brothers have performed all over the
world and are sensational.
November 21, 2015
“Abba Girlz.” With live music. If
you like the music of Abba and the
Broadway show Mamma Mia, you
will love this group.
Make sure you come to our signups. If you have any questions, feel
free to call me. See you at the shows!
By Maryann Rosta
We Need Your Help! There is a
travel survey in this month’s paper.
Please take a moment to jot down
your vacation interests and leave
your survey at the clubhouse desk.
The Travel Committee was established by the BOT to offer a service to the residents. By presenting
vacation choices of interest we try
to help the residents by eliminating
the difficulties of research, pricing,
travel insurance, transportation to
an airport or pier, etc. These RHA
trips offer an opportunity to travel
with people you know, or soon will
know. Many times there may be a
trip you do not want to take alone but
would go with a group. Meeting for
a drink or discussion with friends is
something to look forward to at the
end of the day. It really adds to the
overall enjoyment of a trip.
The committee begins discussing possible trips each January.
Each member has an assigned travel
agency. We select one or more trips
and discuss our choice(s) with
the agent who, in return, gives us
expert advice. The agent then puts
together a bid on the trip(s), which
is presented at the next meeting.
Committee members do not know
until the meeting what is contained
in the bid. Only one trip is discussed
and voted upon at a time. Trips are
chosen based on the best value for
the money, with reliable travel companies.
The next step is to schedule a
travel presentation date. The agents
put a great deal of time into researching and pricing trips and must leave
sizable monies to hold space at the
original prices. If you want to take
advantage of the best price and
space, you should consider leaving a
deposit as soon as possible. You can
always get your deposit back before
final payment is due.
Two favorite winter vacations
are the Caribbean cruise and the
Three-Week Florida Land Getaway
that are offered every year. For the
rest of the year the selections are
based on committee discussions and
agency suggestions. Trips receiving
little or no response are removed and
others substituted. This is why we
need your help! Without your input
we are guessing what trips will interest our community. All trips offered
by the RHA Travel Committee are
open to family and friends. Please
fill out the surveys!
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Committee Updates
By Betty Vermette
The September meeting of the
Communications Committee was
well attended and the following
updates were reported:
Advertising, Irwin Natter: Total
advertising sales up to October 2014
are $6,900 with commission going
to RHA of approximately $1,666.
Block Captains, Ilse Tepke:
Block captains are encouraged to
personally hand-deliver the Renaissance Times to new residents on
their route.
Channel 22, Gail Cummings:
Obtaining a second channel for club
information is under discussion with
the company Avaya. Channel 22 still
needs more volunteers.
Community Action, Anne Markovski: Anne is welcomed as the
new committee chair replacing Jean
Bestafka, who was recently elected
to the Board of Trustees. Anne discussed the upcoming school referendum election.
Newspaper, Phil Gillhaus: Phil
is retiring as co-editor of the Renaissance Times and will be replaced by
George Graber. Many thanks to Phil
for his years of hard work and dedication to the successful production
of our community newspaper.
Website, Gail Cummings: The
Renaissance website, www.renaissance-hoam.com, is currently
updating club information. All
club presidents are encouraged to
submit current officers, events and
Video Promotion, Bill Cook:
Sixteen videos have been produced
and aired so far this year. Two videos
are currently in production.
In addition, the “Welcome, New
Residents” reception will be held
on November 3 at 6:30 PM. The
Telephone Directory will have an
addendum in 2014, with a new directory scheduled for 2015.
November Safety Tip: Slips,
trips and falls are some of the leading causes of unintentional injuries
in the United States. Adults 55 and
older are more prone to becoming
victims of falls, and the resulting
injuries can diminish the ability to
lead active, independent lives. Take
the time to remove slip, trip and fall
hazards to keep your family safe.
Common locations for falls: doorways, ramps, cluttered hallways,
areas with heavy traffic, uneven
surfaces, areas prone to wetness or
spills, unguarded heights, unstable
work surfaces, ladders, and stairs.
Fall prevention tips: Secure electrical and phone cords out of traffic
areas; remove small throw rugs or
use non-skid mats to keep them from
slipping; remove tripping hazards
(paper, boxes, toys, clothes, shoes)
from stairs and walkways; periodically check the condition of walkways and steps, and repair damages
immediately; never stand on a chair,
table or other surface on wheels and
clean up all spills immediately.
Zoning Change Introduced at
Town Council Meeting
By Jean Bestafka
On August 11, 2014, an ordinance was proposed by the Town
Council to rezone the property on
the south side of Route 571 from
the QuickChek to the light at the
Renaissance entrance. The property was previously zoned as HD3
Highway Development commercial
property and would be changed to
multi-family development. While
no specific site plan has been introduced, the changes would include a
large portion of wetlands that cannot
be developed. It also would include
a requirement for maximum density—six dwelling units per developable acre. “Developable acre shall
mean land which is not designated
as freshwater wetlands, floodplains,
land areas with slopes of 15 percent or greater and lands which are
restricted by deeds, easements or
other covenants which prohibit or
restrict residential structures.” This
appears to amount to 24 to 48 indi-
vidual units.
It also requires a recreation area
at the rate of 125 square feet per
dwelling unit. “All recreation areas
shall be landscaped. Recreation areas may include a swimming pool,
clubhouse, picnic areas, tot-lots,
sports courts, sports fields, walking/running trails and passive open
There is a further provision for
affordable housing—“those with a
median household income as rated
by country, province (state), region
or municipality by a recognized
Housing Affordability Index (US
Department of Housing and Urban
Development).” The median household income in Ocean County, New
Jersey, is $61,038. Affordable housing is not low-income housing.
While this appears to be a better
use of this property, we should continue to monitor this project.
RHA Travel Committee Report
Welcome, Neighbors!
By Carol Leonard
Among the newest Renaissance
homeowners are Brick natives Linnea and Erich (his friends call him
“Hap”) Herkloz. The couple grew
up in Brick, settled in their hometown when they got married, and
raised their two children there.
Hap worked as a state trooper
and later as bureau chief for criminal
history for the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, while Linnea was a
certified township clerk and worked
as administrative assistant for the
Brick township council.
When they retired, the Herklozes
moved to Holiday City at Silverton
in Toms River, but spent most of
the year at a home they also had
owned in Myrtle Beach. There, they
both enjoyed the warm weather and
played a lot of golf, but eventually
realized that they missed seeing their
family, which now includes two
“We decided that we wanted
to be back here full time,” Linnea
said. “I researched communities in
the area to find something that we
would like and Renaissance fit the
bill.” They also like the fact that
the community isn’t far from their
daughter, who lives in Point Pleasant, and their son and his family, who
live in Mount Laurel.
The couple’s Myrtle Beach
house was located on a golf course,
Lorraine and Walter Lenskold (L) and Linnea and Hap Herkloz (R)
and they were lucky enough to find
the same kind of setting at their new
home here on Halstead Drive.
In addition to playing golf, Linnea and Hap also enjoy bowling, so
they hope to get involved in one of
the Renaissance leagues. “We like
the pool and the outdoors, and we’re
shore people, so this is a great spot
for us,” Linnea said.
Originally from the quaint North
Jersey community of Chatham,
where they spent 27 years, Lorraine
and Walter Lenskold also came to
Renaissance and their Chaucer Circle home from Toms River, where
they settled after Walter retired from
his very successful architecture
“Our original dream was for
Walter to design and build our retirement home,” Lorraine said. Instead,
the Lenskolds modified that plan and
bought an existing house in Toms
River that they completely remodeled and lived in for 11 years.
When they decided to make life
easier for themselves, the couple
looked around and concluded that
Renaissance was the place to be.
“We have a beautiful pond behind
our house and I just love the atmosphere here,” Lorraine said.
Lorraine had a career designing custom art jewelry, which she
still enjoys doing. She is hoping
to display some of her work at the
upcoming Renaissance Craft Show
later this month. She also has joined
the Art Club and wants to get back
into painting. Walter, meanwhile,
plans to make his way over to the
woodshop by the maintenance garage one day to get involved with the
Renaissance Woodworkers Guild.
The couple also owns a full-size
motor home, which they use to travel
all over the country, often planning
stops at craft shows and art galleries
for Lorraine to show her jewelry.
The Lenskolds have a combined
family of seven children from previous marriages and 16 grandkids,
most of whom live in the area. “And
they’ll all be here for Christmas
Eve,” Walter said.
Dear Fellow Homeowners,
I wish to thank you for electing me as your trustee. It is truly an
honor. As I have said previously, I believe that we can continue to
keep Renaissance the premier community that it is. We need to keep
vigilant in our duty to maintain our community at its highest level. We
have many good people helping by their volunteering and leadership.
I am confident that the other trustees are similarly committed to our
It is a strange phenomenon when running for office: we state all
the things we would like to accomplish, and after being elected, we find
we are not dictators and cannot do much without the help and support
of others. I want to open up the plans, actions and accomplishments
of the Board to all homeowners. I want more transparency. I want more timely maintenance. I want
the Board to consider more often the wishes of the residents, but I will need your help.
The continued willingness of those who volunteer and lead our community, on committees and
in clubs, greatly helps to keep us on the right track. You can help by attending meetings, joining
the clubs, volunteering for the committees, voting on issues and offering your suggestions for a
better Renaissance. Please feel free to email me at [email protected], to offer your thoughts
and/or request a meeting. We may not always agree with each other, but we should never avoid the
Again, thank you for your support, and may we all enjoy our homes.
Ernie Standard
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Aruba, Here
By Nora
On September 16, 2014, some 94
Renaissance residents and friends flew
to Aruba for the second year in a row.
This time, the trip was sponsored by the
Billiards Club, led by Larry Talignani and
John Chiafulio.
From the moment the plane landed in
Aruba, we knew we were in for a lot of
fun. With an average temperature of 88to-90 degrees and mild winds throughout
the week, we had a perfect setting to enjoy
the beach, lie in the sun or under the huts
or trees, watch the boats, the water sports,
swim or float in the ocean, relax in the
pool, or just walk along the beach from
one hotel or casino to the next.
It became a routine for the group to
play water volleyball every morning at
10:00 AM, after a huge breakfast; as usual, it got very competitive at times. On the
third day, our travel agent, Guy Gemore,
threw a cocktail party in our honor at the
penthouse of the Radisson Hotel. With
the setting sun as the backdrop, everyone
had a really good time, especially with
an open bar for over two hours and a lot
of hors d'oeuvres—Aruban style—being
cooked right in front of us.
To take a break from the beach, some
explored the different shopping areas and
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others—as if they didn't get enough sun
yet—preferred to just laze around the
cabanas by the pools. By 5:00 PM, everyone had changed from bathing suits and
was ready for the happy hour and dinner.
There is a huge variety of food in Aruba
and a very large selection of restaurants.
We were able to choose a different place
to eat every night, and to sample all the
delicacies and specialties served. For me,
freshly caught fish, cooked to one’s liking, still topped them all.
After dinner, it was time to relax and
enjoy some music and dancing, or try our
luck at the casinos. Every hotel has its own
casino, so we could just jump from one
to the next— depending on how lucky or
tired we felt.
Lucky or not, everyone had a really
good time and is looking forward to going back next year. Back in Renaissance
on the night of September 23, we were
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temperature—and that’s when we realized
we were home.
Thanks to Larry, John, and Cathy for
organizing and managing a truly wonderful trip to the land of 365 days of sun!
Kara Nasse, granddaughter of John and Linda
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Ilse Tepke, Block Captain Chair
By Betty Vermette
Volunteering brings multiple
benefits to people of all ages and
Ilse Tepke is a good example of a
resident stepping forward to fill a
vacant position as Block Captain
Chair. Ilse has managed the Block
Captain Committee for 18 months
now and is doing a great job. All
operations are running smoothly
and Ilse averages approximately one
replacement a month. Sometimes
more replacements are necessary due
to health issues or residents moving
away. Approximately 144 residents
serve our community as area captains and block captains and deliver
the Renaissance Times newspaper to
every home every month.
I asked Ilse some questions so we
could get to know her better:
What’s your favorite fast-food
meal? “Caesar salad or a Reuben
sandwich on really good rye bread.”
Would you rather read the book
or see the movie? “Read the book.”
Where is your favorite place to
sit at home? “In my loft; it’s cozier.”
If you could spend one week at
any hotel, which would you choose?
“My maiden name is Astor, so it
would be the Waldorf Astoria.”
How many states have you visited and which was your favorite?
“Visited all of them; my favorite area
is New England.”
What would you say in your Oscar speech? “Probably about how
did I get there. I would thank them
for giving us joy, laughter, reflection, insight and tears of sadness and
If you had to downsize, what
would you get rid of? “Everything
in the garage.”
What is your favorite scent?
“The smell of pine needles in a dense
What music have you recently
discovered? “Russian waltzes on
What else would you like your
fellow residents to know about you?
“I have lived at Renaissance over
16 years and I’m so glad to be here
amongst you.”
The Block Captain Committee
organizes and delivers the Renaissance Times and other informational
data as requested to the Renaissance
community. Ilse maintains a list
of block captains assigned to specific streets, organized according to
specific areas coordinated by area
captains. Ilse is also responsible for
staffing and replacements for both
area and block captains. Thank you,
A Chat with Jean Bestafka
By Betty Blajda
As you know, Jean Bestafka was
recently elected to the Renaissance
Board of Trustees, having accrued
the highest number of votes of all
the candidates. She obviously is
well-known and has volunteered
in various capacities, most recently
as Community Action Committee
chairperson. She also has served
on the By-laws Committee, and was
treasurer of the Irish American Club.
She has participated in bowling,
bocce, golf, and shuffleboard, but
golf is her passion—she is delighted
that she has been named the Board
liaison to the Golf Committee.
When I asked Jean about her
decision to run, she explained that
she really loves this community and
wants so much to keep it the wonderful place that it is, with things
running smoothly and improvements
made when needed. At their first
meeting after the election, the Board
decided that transparency would be
a major goal. The Board plans to
publish board resolutions, both past
and present. Jean added that people
should know that there is a website
that will give residents all kinds of
information about the community:
www.fsresidential.com. Many questions can be answered there; one can
even get suggestions for people to
do repairs.
Jean wanted to remind everyone
that in keeping with our By-laws,
homeowners are responsible for all
trees and for anything else on their
property. Also, residents may ask to
be put on the agenda at any Board
workshop meeting by writing a letter
to the Board outlining their request
and asking to be heard. There, one
has the opportunity to formally
speak to the Board. The Board will
then take the request under consideration.
Decisions that affect the general
interest of the community are made
by our Board and information on
such decisions will be conveyed in a
timely manner. Work is currently being done in the clubhouse replacing
the roof and installing commercial
equipment and a new gas line. On
behalf of the Board, Jean apologizes
in advance for any inconvenience
people may experience while the
work is being done. She stresses
the fact that we have a wonderful
community of volunteers, and encourages others to please come and
join them.
She mentioned that Art Peckerar
is now the BOT president and she
is the secretary. She said, “It is our
responsibility to be fiscal guardians
for our community—we have a
working capital of 2.8 million dollars—while maintaining the beauty
of the community.”
Jean and her husband of 48 years,
Paul, grew up in Queens, New York,
and they have moved nine times.
They have six children and seven
grandchildren, four of whom are in
the Freehold area. Congratulations,
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best wishes in your new position!
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Underwater for 68 Days:
Spying on the Soviet Navy
By Ed Birmingham, former STS2-SS, USNR
November Patriotic Observances
Submitted by Betty Vermette
Patriotism can be defined as
devoted love, support, and defense
of one’s country; national loyalty.
November 10: US Marine Corps
established. A committee of the
Continental Congress met at Tun
Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to draft a resolution calling
for two battalions of Marines able
to fight for independence at sea and
on shore. On November 10, 1775,
the Marine Corps was born. From
the naval actions of the Revolution
to the mountains of Afghanistan,
Marines have served valiantly in
every one of our nation’s conflicts.
For hundreds of years, Marines have
fought, lived and died with honor,
continuing the Marine Corps legacy
of service to our nation. Every Marine, past and present, has earned
their place within this proud culture
of traditions, symbols and values.
November 11: Signing of WWI
Armistice (1918). Armistice Day
(which overlaps with Remembrance
Day and Veterans Day) is celebrated
every year on 11 November to
commemorate the armistice signed
between the Allies of World War I
and Germany at Compiègne, France,
for the cessation of hostilities on
the Western Front of World War I,
which took effect at eleven o’clock
in the morning—the “eleventh hour
of the eleventh day of the eleventh
month” of 1918. After World War
II, the name of the holiday was
changed to Veterans Day in the
United States and to Remembrance
Day in the countries of the British
Commonwealth of Nations. (www.
November 11: Veterans Day.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
signed the legislation on June 1,
1954. From then on, November 11
became a day to honor American
veterans of all wars. In the United
States, an official wreath-laying
ceremony is held each Veterans Day
at the Tomb of the Unknowns in
Arlington National Cemetery, while
parades and other celebrations are
held in states around the country.
Veterans Day pays tribute to all
American veterans--living or dead-but especially gives thanks to living
veterans who served their country
honorably during war or peacetime.
Memorial Day Ceremony
By Joe Neubauer
We are looking for men and
women war veterans who would
like to help present the wreath to
honor those men and women who
made the ultimate sacrifice so we
could live in peace and freedom.
Our Memorial Day Ceremony is
on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:30
AM in front of our clubhouse. The
Renaissance community would be
honored to have you! Please call
Joe Neubauer (732-408-0824).
In August of 1964, I reported
aboard the US Navy Nuclear Fast
Attack Submarine USS Triton, SSN
586, as a Sonar Technician Submarines 3rd Class Petty Officer (STS3).
During my two years aboard Triton,
I was promoted to 2 nd Class PO
(STS2) and “Qualified” for Submarines (STS2-SS).
Submarine “Qualification” was
a grueling one-year-plus process
in which each member of the crew
had to learn every valve and system
(high pressure air and hydraulics,
to name just two) in the submarine,
in case that knowledge was needed
during emergencies. We had four
(!) of them during my time aboard:
1: Lost all power, sinking
2: “Live Torpedo” in after
torpedo room
3: Flooding in conning tower, control room and crew’s mess.
4: Ran aground
By the way, the same “Live
Torpedo” incident that our sub went
through in 1966 is suspected of causing the loss of the nuclear submarine
USS Scorpion SSN 589 on May 22,
1968, with all hands, some of them
friends of mine. The Scorpion was
part of our submarine squadron in
On May 10, 1960, the USS Triton made history by completing the
first submerged circumnavigation
of the globe, following Magellan’s
original history-making route. This
deployment, which made the papers,
lasted 60 days.
However, it was my honor and
privilege to make three deployments
that were even longer—one lasted
for 68 continuously-submerged
days. We spied on the Soviet Navy
during these deployments.
Imagine being underwater in a
submarine for 68 to 72 days with a
crew of 160 men! We would paint
over our hull numbers, leave Norfolk, submerge when we passed the
100-fathom curve, and go around
Finland to Murmansk, USSR, where
we would patrol the 12-mile coastal
curve. Occasionally, we were just
three miles off the coast (but never
closer). I could see houses and cars
from the periscope video repeater!
We trailed Soviet submarines
leaving or returning to Murmansk,
hoping to record their missile firing on video and telemetry tapes.
When we returned to port, a Naval
Intelligence truck with armed guards
would be waiting pier-side to collect
our tapes and bring them to Washington for evaluation.
As a submarine sonar-man, I
was right in the middle of all of this.
“Conn, Sonar! We have a contact
bearing 030, estimated range 6000
yards, classified submerged submarine! Conn, Aye, Sonar! Helm,
come right to 030! Engine Room,
make turns for 3 knots! Plainsman,
make your depth 500 feet, 5 degree
down-bubble!” And then the fun
(sub-trailing/chasing) would begin!
On one occasion, we got way too
close to the Soviet sub we were trailing, and we could hear the sound of
the Soviet sub’s screws coming right
through our hull! That scared our
captain—we ducked down deeper
and crept away. Underwater collisions between US and Soviet subs
were not unknown.
Oh, there is so much to tell in this
limited space! To learn more, read
Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story
of American Submarine Espionage,
by Sherry Sontag and Christopher
Drew. I have a copy if anyone is
interested. Call me.
Fire at Sea
By Archie T. Miller
In the early morning of March
28, 1954, SS Empire Windrush was
about 50 miles off the coast of Algeria, headed for Gibraltar and, at long
last, home to England. The troop
ship was returning from the Far East
with 1286 active-duty troops, 17
military retirees, 125 women, and
87 children. At the same time, USS
Wren (the ship on which I served)
sortied with three other destroyers
from Villefranche, France, bound for
Lisbon, Portugal. It was a beautiful
day. The crew was upbeat about getting to Lisbon, the last stop before
going home to the United States after
having been deployed to Korea for
eight months.
At about 7:00 AM, there was an
explosion in the Empire Windrush’s
engine room. Four engine room
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to spread quickly through the ship.
Windrush transmitted an SOS with
its position on the international distress frequency. Despite the intensity
of the fire, everyone remained calm
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some troops, were loaded into lifeboats. Other troops went over the
side in rafts and floats.
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When Wren received the SOS
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to our maximum speed of over 30
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smoke rising high in the still air.
This was obviously a very serious
fire and our crew made preparations
to fight it.
We arrived shortly after other
rescue ships had departed for Algiers
with the survivors. The ship was totally engulfed in flames. Wren’s deck
log entry stated “Burning fiercely
in midships section from the stacks
down as far as the 3rd deck. No survivors apparent.” The blazing hulk
floated quietly in the calm waters
surrounded by wreckage, debris,
lifeboats and rafts.
Our first task was to inspect all
the lifeboats and rafts to be sure no
one was left in any of them. The
lifeboats were scattered over several
miles of ocean. We came alongside
each boat and found some filled with
water, but it was soon obvious that
all survivors had been picked up.
While we were on scene, a
French air-sea rescue plane circled
overhead with a lifeboat fastened to
its underside, but there was obviously no need for that capability. We
communicated with them by blinker
light. With nothing more for us to
do, we informed them that we were
proceeding on to Lisbon.
As we were leaving, we spotted
several ships on the horizon coming
out from Algiers. One of them, the
French destroyer Saintes, took Windrush in tow. We heard later that it
sank while in tow at about 1:00 that
Empty swamped lifeboats. The huge
smoke plume from Empire Windrush
can be seen on the horizon. Another
DesDiv-61 destroyer is standing by.
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Veterans’ Corner
By Claire Aschner
We’re told that when hostilities temporarily ceased
Enemies sat down together to peacefully enjoy a feast
Times were hard but they survived at least
It is especially meaningful in our generation
To demonstrate our appreciation
It is much more than we are just alive
But for many we actually thrive
Craft Fair 2014
By Marie Carol Cohen
Welcome to another year, 2014
To share memorable moments
At the Artisans and Crafters
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Items to bring home
Purchase as unique, one of a kind
For over ten years artisans
Donated time, talent, enthusiasm
Welcoming folks to indulge
In good cheer
To attend the special event
Donations collected so appreciated
Given to assist seniors
Making seniors’ needs fulfilled
Ocean County Caregivers there
To bring cheer, assistance there
Prizes, baskets, beautifully embellished
Wrapped, tied, bowed in seasonal array
All on display
Waiting for folks to carry home
To keep the joyful memory
Please come join the festivities, the fun
The date is November 22, 2014
You’re sure to meet, greet old friends, neighbors
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In our maturity
We are connected to family
We are involved in activity
We live in a lovely community
Our surroundings are filled with beauty
We live in a country that values liberty
We have greater longevity
We are thankful for our prosperity
For all we have possessed
We are truly blessed
Our gratitude must be expressed
A parade, a great meal, a football game but no ordinary celebration
We remember President Lincoln for his proclamation
Making Thanksgiving day an annual holiday in our nation
A Time to Give Thanks
By Marie Carol Cohen
No snow on the ground this year, bits of rain drops did appear
Travelers scurrying without much fear, reaching their families on time
In three hundred-sixty-five days of the year
Hoping that everyone is still able to appear, and spread
Good Cheer
Forgetting the sorrow encountered all the prior year
Table settings prepared with seasonal decor, color and flair
Enticing the visual acuity of all present to compliment, appreciate
Making the arduous journey so worthwhile, gratifying, enjoyable
A loving memory to last past Christmas and the rest of the months
That will follow ‘til next year
Fragrances of foods simmering slowly filling the air
Baking of recipes only the hostess knows
Refuses to share
Secrets of preparations handed down centuries ago
From regions and countries that may not exist anymore
The world surface is changing, ideas, customs remain
Appetites wanting to be enticed a normal human need
Thanksgiving the ideal time to share family
Good Cheer
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“0”... It’s been over 5 years and I’m still virtually pain free.”
- Dan C. in Toms River
“When I first came to see Dr. Z, I had tried just about everything to relieve my back pain;
shots, physical therapy, & pain pills... but nothing worked. I could hardly walk and I had to
sleep and work with ice pack on my back to relieve the pain... Now, I enjoy walking, biking,
sleeping, and working without pain! Thank you Dr. Z, for giving me my life back!”
- Lisa D. in Forked River
• An in-depth consultation about your health and well-being where I will listen...
really listen... to the details of your case.
• A complete neuromuscular examination.
• A thorough analysis of your exam x-ray or MRI findings so we can start mapping
out your plan to being pain free.
• You’ll get to see everything firsthand and find out if this amazing treatment will be
your pain solution, like it has been for so many other patients.
I’ll answer all your most probing question about our pain free Decompression &
P.E.M.F. Therapy evaluation and what it can do for you. The appointment will not
take long at all and you won’t be sitting in a waiting room all day either.
No Dangerous Drugs,
No Invasive Procedures, And No
Painful Exercises
- L. Racioppo in Manchester
“When I first met Dr. Z, my symptoms were leg pain and burning feet... this had me worried
that I would never be normal again. I couldn’t stand or walk far. After consulting with the
doctor, and reviewing my MRI’s, he completely explained the problem causing the pain and
burning, and how this program could help me. BOY WAS HE RIGHT! I am now pain free
and have my life back! Thank you Dr. Z, and your wonderful staff, for such excellent care!
- L. Lotto in Toms River
We can get started with your consultation, exam and evaluation as soon as there’s an
opening in the schedule. Our offices called Jersey Shore Low Back Center and you
can find us at 442 Lacey Road in Forked River (Two doors down from Edible Arrangements). We may be able to help you get rid of your pain so you can start living
a healthier, more joyful life.
- Dr. Kenneth Zammito
- Member of ASDA (American Spinal Decompression Association)
- Author of the book: “Non-Surgical Solutions to Health”
Life Changing Results:
And the best part about it is...
“Dear Dr. Z, I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me. You have surpassed
my expectations. I have ZERO back pain now. What a great feeling, after almost 45 YEARS
of suffering. Once again, THANK YOU for repairing my broken body... Gratefully...”
Call anytime between the hours of 7:00 am till 6:00 pm Monday through Sat. Tell
the receptionist you’d like to come in for the Special Decompression & P.E.M.F.
Therapy Evaluation before November 26, 2014.
- 29 yrs. clinical experience
It’s time for you to find out if spinal decompression combined with P.E.M.F. therapy
will be your sciatic pain solution. For 10 days only, you will get you all the services
I normally charge new patients $175 for Free!
Here’s What Our Patients Had to Say...
therapy just may be the answer that you’ve been looking for. Ask yourself... after
taking all these pain medications and playing the “wait and see game”, maybe for
years... are you any better off?
Spinal decompression treatments combined with P.E.M.F. therapy are very gentle.
In fact, I even catch a few patients sleeping during sessions every once and awhile.
“But I feel fine - as long as I take my pain pills.”
There’s a time to use pain medications, BUT not before seeking a natural way to
correct the CAUSE of the problem!
($175 vALUE)
Available through 11/26/14
CALL 609-693-2020
Spinal decompression combined with P.E.M.F. (Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequency)
Tabloid 1/2
dr. scott a. amoss, dPm, cws
Board Certified Podiatrist/Surgeon
Certified Wound Specialist
New Patients & Emergencies Welcome
Same Day Appointments Available
• Diabetic Foot Care
• Heel Pain & Bone Spurs
• Diabetic Shoes & Insoles
• Foot & Ankle Injuries
• Wound Care
• Ingrown & Fungal Nails
• Corns & Calluses
• Bunions & Hammertoes
medicare &
most insurances accepted
400 Lacey Road, Suite 23
Route 539
Lacey Rd.
(400 Lacey Rd.)
Dr. Amoss
• Digital X-rays
• Vascular Testing
• Laser Treatments Available
• Skin Cancer
Complimentary Foot &
Ankle Examination* A $95 Value
Expires 11/30/14
Stop & Shop
*Ad must be presented before services rendered.
Treatment & X-ray, if necessary, are additional.
Not applicable with insurance.
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