NEWSLETTER Happy Thanksgiving “ Homeowners Of Covered Bridge, Inc.

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Homeowners Of Covered Bridge, Inc.
“The Voice and Heartbeat of Covered Bridge”
ISSUE NO. 253
NOVEMBER 2014
NEWSLETTER
Starts on Page 33
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IN THIS ISSUE................................. PAGE
Activities................................................... 51
Attention Snow Birds............................... 20
Calendar....................................................56
Chanukah Party Flyer............................. 40
Champions All........................................... 7
Christian Neighbors Card Party
Flyer..................................................... 42
Christian Neighbors Christmas/
Holiday Flyer........................................44
Editorially Speaking.......................... 37-38
Event Listing............................................ 50
HOCB Holiday Concert............................ 4
HOCB Open Meeting.............................. 25
Library Update......................................... 32
Message from Bob Epstein........................ 3
New Year’s Eve Party Flyer..................... 43
Creative Writing.................................. 11-27
Newsletter Begins.................................... 33
Presidents Message............................ 35-36
Roberta Leveson Inspirational
Scholarship.......................................... 17
Spraying of Toxic Pesticide..................... 15
Shop Manalapan 1st................................ 11
Trip to the Bay State................................ 16
Veterans Recognition Breakfast
Flyer....................................................... 5
View From the Bridge............................. 19
What’s Your Opinion......................... 12-14
2014 Boosters........................................... 28
President - HOCB
Editor - The Guardian
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I can’t believe that it’s already November. The Bob Epstein
weather is getting colder, and the leaves are falling Editor in Chief
all over the place. Many events are scheduled for
the coming months at Covered Bridge. The Veterans breakfast on
November 9, is expected to be well attended. The Card Parties,
The Christmas Parties and the Holiday Concert promise to be
spectacular. Then there’s NewYear’s Eve which is always a great
party. I thought they repealed the 18th amendment in 1933, but I
guess they haven’t heard about it here in Covered Bridge. Hats off
to Henry Botwinick, Carol Fishkind, and Ruth Gabey for organizing the committee concerned with the toxic spraying of our lawns.
But rest assured the crab grass and dandelion will be here for many
years to come. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday, and button up your
overcoat.
And in the spirit of the Dave Letterman monolog:
Spraying of toxic chemicals NOT A PROBLEM
Cars parked illegally for years NOT A PROBLEM
Smoking barbeque pits NOT A PROBLEM
More illegal renters than ever before NOT A PROBLEM
Eating a cupcake in the card room
NOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM
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November
November rushed in just as we’re enjoying the
tranquil quality of the month of October. The retail
stores are ready to shower us with a world wide display, pertinent to Holiday shopping.
Winter coats are ready to be put into service as the
moderate weather condition falls back, together with
setting the time machine an hour behind. Mother Nature has left us with ways to enjoy the onset of Winter.
The acorns with the snow-tipped prongs cover much
of the area where fallen leaves of earthly colors lie.
Skeletons of once lively trees are a sight to admire.
The branches are strong, individually carved, shooting
out every which way.
November is the period of time from Thanksgiving
until New Year’s including such festivals as Christmas,
Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. A time to have a fixed plan on
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The holidays are coming and as I say that I visualize a stampede of people coming towards the finish
line. A sign of much movement to come.
The biggy is Thanksgiving. Food everywhere, in
the oven, on the stove top, in our favorite store. Featured in the ready made section are gourmet prepared
delicacies. These items are sold every day of the year.
But on this holiday the food is especially displayed
with an air of supremacy.
Was it not yesterday that we had that big turkey
dinner and it was just yesterday that we cleared away
the Christmas and Hanukkah wrappings and said, “it’s
over and not too soon.”
The months sped by and we are faced with Holiday Fever again. Preparing for the best of it and the
sour side of it.
Then again, even so, it is a pleasure to be part of
it...
Mary Mirabile
As the holidays approach, memories flash back
unexpectedly! Thanksgiving is almost here again
and I vividly remembered the tradition neighborhood
children engaged in celebrating the Thanksgiving of
yesteryear.
Winters were colder then, and we dressed with
care for warmth and comfort. I was fortunate to live
in a town that was populated with children close in
age. On the eve of Thanksgiving, a small group of
friends made plans for the following day to visit our
neighbors, house-to-house. We carried a small tote bag
and proceeded to ring each doorbell and respectfully
wish each a Happy Thanksgiving Day.
The good neighbors welcomed us and rewarded
each child with goodies, pennies, apples, oranges
and licorice sticks. We later compared our “take” and
equally shared our bounty. I remember with affection
how loyal and kind we were toward each other. So
much to be thankful for, so many years ago.
Mary Mirabile
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What’s Your Opinion?
(Letters to the Editor)
I read Bob Epstein’s article about the budget
in the Sept. Guardian with great interest and great
amusement. It’s far more accurate than our Pres. and
VP would want you to believe. So let me fill in some
of the blanks with facts, not rumors, not gossip, but
verifiable facts.
At least 15 years ago, when Diana Cohen’s husband Harold became involved in the Covered Bridge
Budget. And I remembered (I’ve known the family
for at least 60 years) Harold commenting about the
lack of a Capital Budget.There was a call for a Capital
Budget then and there should be one now. Not just a
“Call” but a demand for one. And if it doesn’t happen,
then we need to take it to the next level. This could
include a Class Action lawsuit.
Sid immediately spread lies and rumors that I was
costing the community money in legal fees, during the
Charcoal Grill Wars, It’s exactly what he continues
to do.. The Board knew I had every right to Charcoal
Grill, the Township of Manalapan even sent the Board
pamphlets on safe grilling with Charcoal, Propane and
even with Electricity. When I mentioned to the Fire
bureau that even Electric can be dangerous, they happily sent the Board a pamphlet on safe grilling with
Electric Grills. One Board member stated “If we let
you Charcoal Grill, then everyone will want to. So
what was the WAR really about?”
Did the Board inform the Community? No!!
Instead, they passed two illegal resolutions against
Charcoal Grilling. And I believe, they had unintended
effects. People who have upstairs units can’t even use
electric grills anymore. And you can no longer use
Electric or Propane grills in the picnic area. And based
on their lack of enforcement of the fines, everyone can
Charcoal Grill.
As far as the budget is concerned, from what I
remember, Covered Bridge 2 has a forty(40) page
budget and our’s is three(3) pages. In ours, all of the
money for Capital Items is in the Operating Budget.
It allows the Board to put the money for roofs in the
Budget but do what they want with the money.
In 2007, Frank Donofrio (Huff and Puff) proposed
spending 250,000 on paving our parking lots. Some
of the Engineers, like myself and Norm (Herbies
Neighbor) questioned it. Our parking lots get almost
no use. But, it was too late, my dear departed friend
rubber stamped the contract at the Condo Rep Meeting (without any discussion) and the rest was history.
What was history? After Frank left office, Paul
Profetta(Paul Pathetic) took office. Central NJ, the
paving contractor went bankrupt and we lost $35,000
because, another dear departed friend helped authorize
it. Of course, Sid will tell you, he was not responsible
because he was Impeached at the time.
But we had no worries, Paul Pathetic was in
charge. He immediately called in one of our old High
Priced paving contractors. Fiore, who instructed Paul
on the art of bad mouthing the competition. Now
Fiore didn’t charge any more for the job, except he
did a different part of the contract. Instead of doing
the private part of Amberly(108-118) Mr. Pathetic
did the 81-85 Amberly Parking lot. But not to worry,
they received an extra $2000 for their work. Before
Central NJ went bankrupt, they cut away about 100
sq.ft of asphalt during the prep work. And Fiore filled
it with Asphalt from cleaning their machines in about
30 minutes. It’s something most contractors, would do
free when asked, including Fiore. Look at the bills.
This is the same pathetic person that gave one of
the TOP engineering firms in the state $10,000 upfront to do an Engineering Study and then never followed up on it. After 8 months, we received a report
containing total garbage. While it would have cost
too much to recover the money, our Pres. at the time,
did manage to get the Engineer (who wasn’t licensed)
sanctioned by the State Engineering Board. And of
course the Engineering firm was rewarded for their
efforts by the State. They received a $5,000,000 contract from the state for an affordable housing project.
And what happened to the 108-118 roadway?
When Sid needed some Ammo against John Troy, he
actually walked over to look at 108-118. I explained to
him why I thought the Roadway was ok. I also showed
him a crack in the roadway that should be fixed to
help sustain the roadway. And that was 4 years since
I bought the special material to repair it. The crack is
still in front of 116 Amberly.
116 Amberly is the Mold/Mildew capital of Covered bridge. Unless you call 65 Overlook the Mold/
Mildew Capital of Covered Bridge. Good friends of
mine left there, for the higher grounds of MGC. They
left one of John Troy’s slums. Did John Troy get it
fixed. I’m not sure. But we did spend a lot of money
on “Bullshit’s apartment. After the worst Condo Rep
in the history and second worst Trustee well maybe
fifth worst threatened to rat out the Board if they
didn’t fix it.
But not to worry. Sid acknowledged Mold/Mildew
is the worst problem in Covered Bridge 6 months ago.
But not to worry, Sid Covered it up when he told the
new owners of 62B that the mildew problem was
caused by something their mother failed to do. This
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Continued on page 13
WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? (Cont. from Page 12)
is the same Sid that helped Cover up the Building 3-4
ramp issue that cost us ultimately at least $50,000 in
architect fees, wasted cover-ups (the building dept
red-tagged the first ramp), construction costs and legal
fees for a $5000 dollar ramp. This is the same Sid on
the board when the $70,000 fiasco/Cover-up known
as Apt. 32J was evolving.
And what about Building 116. A resident, I believe
(needs to be verified) may have a case of chronic
COPO. I know of a verifiable case in NYC from thirty
years ago. The man could not have been more than
40 years old. He developed a severe upper respiratory
disorder (almost died) from a leak in the roof. While
he knew of the leak, he didn’t know it was causing his
problem. Especially, since his roomate had no symptoms. It turned out, the unit was owned by the ex-wife
of the developer who did the COOP Conversion. And
the leak was going behind the walls. Once the problem
was fixed, by court order, his disorder went away!!
And what about the damage caused to all of the
Concrete in Covered Bridge last winter. 90% of the
damage was to concrete poured in the last 15 years
including work performed by the current contractor.
But not to worry. The Board will more than likely
Cover/Up these items as well. In addition, I’m sure
they will Cover/Up the fact that we recently lost a 6
figure lawsuit over a Cement Sidewalk Trip and Fall.
And while I was only able to get the building number
from the grapevine, I did notice what I think was the
problem along with 2 faulty repairs and 2 far more
serious hazards, which as of today, NONE have been
repaired.
And what about tomorrow. They can’t throw me
off of Buildings and Grounds because they already
did, because of one comment made to a single resident
about the faulty repair work done to the Sprinkler
system on Meadow Green Circle. (Which was substantiated by an Engineering friend and worse than I
originally thought.) But I’m not worried, because if
they write one more harassing letter to me about the
comments I made about the fiasco at Building 3 (a
recent fiasco) we will be in Court. And included in the
lawsuit will be mention of the Sweet Gum Tree Pod
Problem at Building 4. Now I had marked the first tree
to be removed under the removal program. But since
I was thrown off Buildings and Grounds, the drainage
problem repair turned into a disaster and the Board
quietly removed the yellow tag on the Sweet gum
tree by Building Four(4). Is it true we lost a $80,000
lawsuit over Sweet Gum seed pods(Ichy Balls). At
least that was the implication when a woman showed
me the screws in her ankle.
Perhaps we need a real Town Hall meeting. Like
the first one in 6 years (since Copalum) to discuss
Property Management in Covered Bridge. It was
cancelled by Sid (not Sid’s version) after Sid won the
election. And right after he became President, I was
removed from Buildings and Grounds. Not that long
ago, Sid reminded me that he is doing such a good
job managing Covered Bridge that we don’t need
a Management Company. But after he is gone, we
should definitely consider it.
What does everyone think? Isn’t it time we had
another Town Meeting? And maybe we can remove the
Dictatorship and keep it away. After all, wouldn’t it be
nice to actually enjoy the pool this summer instead of
worrying about the next Pool Nazi enforcing the new
pool rules. And what did the Board do, they passed
a new resolution imposing fines for misbehavior. Of
course they forgot to define misbehavior so the new
Board can impose the fine for any reason they choose.
Sounds like a Democracy of the few. Which I think
what Communism really was in the end.
And what about grilling on a charcoal grill. There
is no water, electricity, lights or refrigeration in the
picnic area. The grills are filthy and you can’t regulate
the temperature or cover the grill to limit the smoke.
Now I happen to like a freshly grilled hamburger made
on a charcoal grill. And according to the Master Deed,
we are free to do things on Common Ground that are
what Common Ground is intended. So to allow it, the
Board needs to regulate activities effectively instead
of saying NOOOOO to everything. Or is this just a
Dictatorship where it’s EASIER to just say NO to
everything??? You tell me!!!!!!
Bob Yacknowitz
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Dear Editor:
Each month when the Guardian is delivered I never
cease to be amazed by the variety of the contents and
I want to thank those who provide laughs and articles
of interest. The editor also provides all the dates of
upcoming events, notice of those who have left us and
some trivia and more. Thank you all.
Very Truly Yours,
Ruth Gabey, 178 Amberly Drive
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(Continued on Page 14)
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WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? (Cont. from Page 13)
Reprinted from the Asbury Park
Press Oct. 20, 2014
Seniors Being Subjected
to Poisonous Lawn Spray
The “Lung Life” Committee of Covered Bridge’s
Senior Retirement Condominiums is protesting the
Board of Trustees’ uncaring negligence in deciding to
spray poisonous and potentially dangerous chemicals
on our lawns and trees.
There are hundreds of elderly and disabled
residents in Covered Bridge who suffer from many
different lung ailments such as bronchial asthma,
emphysema, COPD, severe allergies and various serious lung ailments that will add to their difficulties in
breathing if the Board of Trustees goes through with
this disaster.
We have written to the Manalapan Health Department, the EPA, poison control agencies and other
possibly concerned parties. But the only response we
got was from a Manalapan health official, who said
he sympathized with us, but it was a “community”
matter and the board can spray as long as it follows
the regulations on handling the poisonous chemicals.
Evidently it wasn’t a “community” matter because the vast majority of us voted against the use of
these toxic chemicals.Further, how does it follow the
rules and regulations when we have never seen our
lawn company employees wear any protective gear
while spraying? What about the disabled on oxygen
and those who can’t avoid inhaling the toxic fumes?
And what about our pets and other animals who walk
through the lawn and those who lick the grass?
We all are looking forward to a long life as well
as a healthy lung life? We are calling on all concerned
officials and organizations to put a “stop and desist”
order against Covered Bridge’s Board of Trustees
so we can reach a safe and alternate solution to this
matter.
Henry Botwinick
***
My circumstances and current situation have made
it impossible for me to continue to be responsible for
the future of this group. I ask that you remove my
phone number and email from any further correspondence or notices regarding this group. If anyone else
is interested in maintaining or trying to establish a
continuation of this club, please let them step up and
offer to run it.
I apologize for not being there last night and any
inconvenience it caused anybody.
Sincerely, Ellen Burach
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To the Guardian - I would like to address the Trustees:
It has been brought to my attention that residents
who were delinquent in maintenance payments were
barred from the clubhouse. If that is so, I understand.
Our country has been founded on Freedom
of Speech & Religion of which I am most proud.
Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques are open to
all who wish to attend there service.
Why was that not the case in Covered Bridge?
Why were our doors shut to those who wished to attend to practice their religion?
Respectfully submitted,
Hilda Forber, 47D Wild Turkey Way
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did not show up. I know I am listed as the contact person and did try to get a group going. It was never my
intention to run it or lead it indefinitely. I hoped that
Covered Bridge like other communities would have a
social director or professional management company
that organized and sponsored such clubs and activities.
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DR. KENNETH ROSENSTOCK
4 Bridge Plaza Drive
Manalapan, N.J.
(Off Union Hill Road, just
a few steps from Covered Bridge)
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Report of the Committee On Spraying
of Toxic Pesticide
On October 9, a meeting was held of the committee
on the spraying of pesticide in Covered Bridge. At the
meeting numerous speakers voiced their opposition
to the spraying which is to occur on October 20. It
was pointed out that the Manalapan Township Health
Department has no jurisdiction over the spraying as
long as the proper precautions are taken during the
operation. In a letter from the Health Officer Dave
Richardson to the committee co-chairman Carol
Fishkind, he stated this and applauded the efforts
of the committee which are interested in the health
and well-being of the community. He stated that the
ultimate decision to spray toxic chemicals lies with
the community. It was pointed out that this meeting
was called to emphasize the word “community,” not
the “trustees,” who have clearly made the decision to
use these chemicals instead of nontoxic chemicals as a
monetary decision without regard for the health of the
residents of the community. It was also pointed out that
the Condo Reps who represent every part of Covered
Bridge have reviewed the landscaping contract but
have not officially approved the contract which is their
obligation since it amounts to hundreds of thousands
of dollars. Many of those attending the meeting were
representing residents with many illnesses affected by
the spraying such as emphysema copd, asthma, and
many lung deceases. The committee will continue
their call to stop the spraying of toxic chemicals and
will continue to seek advice from the State of New
Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. They
have also contacted the Erin Brockavich Consulting
Firm, who are leaders in situations such as this. In
conclusion, the committee asked that everyone get
petitions from their friends and neighbors and present
them to the office before the Oct. 20th date, and that
some sort of physical protest could be formed before
that date.
The committee distributed copies of the Trimec
992 label which contained the following:
READ THE ENTIRE LABEL FIRST.
OBSERVE ALL PRECAUTIONS AND
FOLLOW DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY.
PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS
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34 If By Land: Chapter 3 Trip to the Bay State
By Bea Bleier
Early-very early-on the morning of August 21,
thirty-four enthusiastic chapter 3 members boarded
a bus bound for Boston, Massachusetts. It was the
beginning of what seems to be becoming an annual
summer adventure.
On arrival in the Boston area, our eclectic adventure began.
Our first stop - a large, beautiful, wedge-shaped
building on the edge of Boston Harbor - the John F.
Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. This must
- see destination is filled with presidential memorabilia, photographs and videos in both permanent and
changing special exhibits exploring topics such as
campaigning, the space race, and the Kennedy family.
There are plenty of places to sit and rest so you can
pace yourself and take it all in.
Still energized, we enjoyed a tour of Lexington
and Concord including the Minuteman National
Historic Park, the site of “the shot heard ‘round the
world.” Here the tour guides enlightened us about Paul
Revere’s ride, the Old North Church and the Boston
Tea Party. These wonderful guides helped us make
personal connections with these places and events and
really made history come alive.
Day three featured a guided tour of Boston and
Cambridge, and a visit to the U.S.S. Constitution.
Built in 1797, “Old Ironsides” is the oldest commis-
sioned naval ship still afloat. We plied the boards of
the wooden deck and explored the masts, rigging
and cannon that have seen action in the American
Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War, as
well as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. We
also enjoyed the shops and eateries of Quincy Market/
Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
On an excursion to Salem, we learned the history,
and mythology of the famous witch trials. The mythology outweighs the history at times and there are many
shops selling “potions” and “amulets.”
Then it was on to Cape Ann and historic Gloucester, “America’s Oldest Seaport.” At the Gloucester Inn,
the owner told us wonderful stories of Paul Revere
and the Old North Church, as well as the history of
Gloucester and the fishing industry. Then during dinner, he brought extra lobsters to our tables - what a
feast!
With enough walking to help us work off those
lobster dinners, our trip had the perfect balance of
activity, learning and leisure. The hotel accommodations, the food, the activities, the tour guides and our
bus driver all were wonderful. We arrived home on
August 25 tired, happy and already talking about next
summer’s trip.
This was a super group of people and a great time
was had by all.
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Submitted by Harry Scher
the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window,
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked
about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of and shivering with cold.
A lady approached the boy and said, “My little
the contest was to find the most caring child.
fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that winThe winner was:
A four year old child whose next door neighbor dow?” “I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,”
was the boy’s reply.
was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his
The lady took him by the hand and went into the
wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into
the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and store and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of
just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had socks for the boy. She then asked if he could give her
said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I a basin of water and a towel. He quickly brought them
to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of the
just helped him cry.”
store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed
***
his little feet, and dried them with a towel. By this
Teacher Debbie Moon’s first graders were discusstime the clerk had returned with the socks. Placing a
ing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture
pair upon the boy’s feet, she purchased him a pair of
had a different color hair than the other family memshoes. She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and
bers. One child suggested that he was adopted.
A little girl said, “I know all about adoptions be- gave them to him.
She patted him on the head and said, “No doubt,
cause I was adopted.”
my little fellow, you feel more comfortable now?”
“What does it mean to be adopted?” asked another
As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught her by
child.
“It means,” said the girl, “that you grew in your the hand, and looking up in her face, with tears in his
eyes, answered the question with these words: “Are
mommy’s heart instead of her tummy.”
you God’s Wife?”
***
Hope this makes your day...it sure made me smile.
As I was driving home from work one day, I
stopped to watch a local Little League baseball game
that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat
down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked
one of the boys what the score was.
“We’re behind 14 to nothing,” he answered with
a smile.
“Really,” I said. “I have to say you don’t look very
discouraged.”
“Discouraged?” the boy asked with a puzzled look
on his face.
“Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t been
up to bat yet.”
***
Whenever I’m disappointed with my spot in life,
I stop and think about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was
trying out for a part in a school play. His mother told
me that he’d set his heart on being in it, though she
feared he would not be chosen.
On the day the parts were awarded, I went with
her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her,
eyes shining with pride and excitement.
“Guess what Mom,” he shouted, and then said
those words that will remain a lesson to me: “I’ve
been chosen to clap and cheer.”
***
An Eye Witness Account from New York City, on
a cold day in December some years ago: A little boy
about 10 years old was standing before a shoe store on
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November
History Mystery
A View
From the Bridge
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights
Both wives lost their children while living in the
White House
Both Presidents were shot on Friday
Both Presidents were shot in the head
Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy
Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners
Both were succeeded by Southerners
Andrew Jackson, who succeeded Lincoln was born
in 1808
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy was born
in 1908
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln was
born in 1839
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy was
born in 1939
Both assassins were known by three names
Both names are composed of fifteen letters
Lincoln was shot at the theater named “Ford”
Kennedy was shot in a car called “Lincoln” made by
“Ford”
To All My Friends and Neighbors in Covered Bridge:
After surviving replacement of the Aortic Heart
Valve and a bout with Pneumonia, I do believe your
prayers, cards and good wishes had much to do with
my recovery. Your good thoughts and phone calls are
deeply appreciated. A million thanks and God Bless
you one and all and keep you well.
Mary Neglia
***
1st Lieutenant, US Army Matthew Parmer, grandson of Lilian Gestone was selected to be promoted to
the rank of Captain. Matthew is stationed at Ft. Irwin
where he was also recently appointed XO (Executive
Officer) of his Company.
Lilian Gestone
***
I wish everyone to know how gratefull I am to our
Vice President Rich Parachini.
I reached out to him for help in beautifying our
entrance into Bldg. 9 - Pine Cluster Circle. Without
his advice and direction and constant communication,
it would have been a hard job.
Our lawnscaper was most helpful, pleasant and
efficient.
With much thanks,
Catherine Jillings and all of Bldg. 9
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and
hid in a warehouse
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin
ran and hid in a theater
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their
trials.
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe,
Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe
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Ending Life at Age 75
“Obama Care Death Panels”
As I see it, seniors at “Covered Bridge” and all others throughout the country, should seriously consider
the possible destructive consequences of a recent essay
published in “The Atlantic” magazine. This essay was
written by, Oxford & Harvard University educated, Dr.
Ezekiel Emanuel (age 57) and is entitled “Why I hope
to die at 75”. Dr. Emanuel is a leading supporter of our
current president, and he is also a chief architect of the
“Affordable Care Act”, the home of “death panels”.
This unfortunate disastrous, 100% Democrat partisan,
legislation is also known as “Obama Care”.
In his essay Dr. Emanuel suggests that “We
(Americans 75 & older) are no longer remembered as
vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even
pathetic”. He believes that, for the most part, that life
extending efforts provided to seniors are misguided
and destructive. He states that “For many reasons 75
is a pretty good age to aim to stop” as aging is more
costly than youth.
In my way of thinking, those who agree with Dr.
Emanuel should continue to elect progressive liberal
Democrats to public office and be prepared to endure
more “Obama Care” type government programs and
their related “death panels”. However, today’s seniors
and all rational thinking Americans should, in my
opinion, prove that they are not feeble, ineffective,
pathetic resource wasting consumers, of no real human value. They can do this by continuing to serve
humanity as they have served it during their highly
productive lives.
In addition, we can work to elect into public office, men and women irregardless of political party,
who trust in and support the principles of the “Ten
Commandments”, the “Constitution of the United
States” and the thirteen practical virtues as expressed
by “founding father” Benjamin Franklin. All of this to
be accomplished in the charitable spirit of the “Salvation Army”, in conjunction with our free trade capitalistic economic system, in harmony with our unique
American culture and based on the high values, as
articulated, in our generally accepted Judeo-Christian
belief system.
For some this may require accepting the fact that
“Hope & Change” is indeed necessary if we are to
continue to remain the “greatest country in the world”,
for our children, for our grandchildren and beyond.
Nevertheless, this type of change is certainly needed
at this time. Positive actions are imperative.
Proud American
Covered Bridge Owner/Resident Gerry Mackey
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The magazine is free. There will be a postage and handling charge of $2.50 per month.
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ME OwNERS OF
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COV
ERED BRIDGE
The next Board Meeting will be
November 13 - 2:00 pm - Party Room
The next Open Meeting
November 20 - 7:00 pm - Party Room
The HOCB Open Meetings Are at 7:00 PM
Magazine
Open Meeting November 20, 2014
Special Musical Trivia Contest
& Turkey Raffle
Following the Raffle there will be Special Movie Showing
“Casablanca”
Refreshments will be served
Prior to meetings of the HOCB, Jackie O’Hagan, Chairperson of the Welcoming Committee will meet with newly arrived residents of Covered Bridge at 6:30 PM.
The purpose is to furnish new arrivals with whatever information they may need to
facilitate their speedy adjustment to their new life at Covered Bridge. Some new residents
have never experienced condo living. Call Jackie at 732-536-2119 for further information.
Each new member of the Homeowners of Covered Bridge will receive a canvas tote
bag from HOCB.
All members of the Homeowners of Covered Bridge can get an HOCB tote bag by attending the open meeting of the HOCB, every third Thursday of the month.
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$
Interesting, A Fascinating Read
Here Is History Few Ever Knew
When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some
fans wondered why a third-string catcher named
Moe Berg was included. Although he played with 5
major league teams from 1923 to 1939, he was a very
mediocre ball player. He was regarded as the brainiest ballplayer of all time. In fact Casey Stengel once
said: “That is the strangest man ever to play baseball.”
When all the baseball stars went to Japan, Moe Berg
went with them and many people wondered why he
went with “the team:”
Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth
The answer was simple:
Moe Berg was a Unites States
spy working undercover with the CIA.
Moe spoke 15 languages - including Japanese
- Moe Berg
had two loves: baseball and spying.
In Tokyo, garbed in a kimono,
Berg took flowers to the daughter of an American
diplomat being treated in St. Luke’s Hospital
- the tallest building in the Japanese capital.
He never delivered the flowers. The ball-player
ascended to the hospital roof and
filmed key features:
the harbor, military installations, railway yards, etc.
Eight years later, General Jimmy Doolittle
studied Berg’s films in planning his spectacular
raid on Tokyo...
Berg’s father, Bernard Berg, a pharmacist in
Newark, New Jersey, taught his son Hebrew and
Yiddish. Moe, against his wishes, began playing
baseball on the street at age four.
His father disapproved and never once watched his
son play. In Barringer High School, Moe learned
Latin, Greek and French. Moe read at least
10 newspapers every day.
He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton
University - having added Spanish, Italian,
German and Sanskrit to his linguistic quiver.
During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris, and
Columbia Law School, he picked up Japanese,
Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and
Hungarian - 15 languages in all, plus some regional
dialects. While playing baseball for Princeton
University, Moe Berg would describe plays in
Latin or Sanskrit.
Tito’s partisans
During World War II, he was parachuted into
Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of
the two groups of partisans there. He reported back
that Marshall Tito’s forces were widely supported
by the people and Winston Churchill ordered all out support for the Yugoslav underground fighter,
rather than Mihajlovic’s Serbians.
The parachute jump at age 41 undoubtedly was a
challenge. But there was more to come in that same
year. Berg penetrated German-held Norway, met
with members of the underground and located a
secret heavy water plant - part of the Nazis’
effort to build an atomic bomb.
His information guided the Royal Air Force in a
bombing raid to destroy the plant.
The R.A.F. destroy the Norwegian heavy water
plant targeted by Moe Berg.
There still remained the question of how far had the
Nazis progressed in the race to build the first
Atomic bomb. If the Nazis were successful, they
would win the war. Berg (under the code name
“Remus”) was sent to Switzerland to hear leading
German physicist Werner Heisenberg, a Nobel Laureate, lecture and determine if the Nazis were close
to building an A-bomb. Moe managed to slip past
the SS guards at the auditorium, posing as a Swiss
graduate student. The spy carried in his pocket a
pistol and a cyanide pill. If the German indicated
the Nazis were close to building a weapon, Berg
was to shoot him - and then swallow the
cyanide pill. Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their
goal, so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech
and walked him back to his hotel.
Werner Heisenberg blocked
the Nazis from acquiring an atomic bomb.
Moe Berg’s report was distributed to Britain’s Prime
Minister, Winston Churchill, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt and key figures in the team developing
the Atomic Bomb. Roosevelt responded:
“Give my regards to the catcher.”
Most of Germany’s leading physicists had been
Jewish and had fled the Nazis mainly to Britain
and the United States. After the war, Moe Berg was
awarded the Medal of Freedom - America’s highest
honor for a civilian in wartime. But Berg refused to
accept, as he couldn’t tell people about his exploits.
After his death, his sister accepted the Medal
and it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame,
in Cooperstown, New York
March 2, 1902 - May 29, 1972
Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest award
to be awarded to civilians during wartime)
Moe Berg’s baseball card is the only card on display
at the CIA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Louis Towber
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Tea Isn’t Just For Drinking, It Has Many Other Uses!
Submitted by Rose Profeta
There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea, especially on
a cold day. Not only does tea warm the body and give
us inner peace, it also fights cancer, lowers the risk
of stroke and helps our cells fight aging. However, if
you thought that is where the usefulness of this drink
ends, you are sorely mistaken...
Here are 16 other things that you can do with tea:
1. Tired Eyes
Tired and red eyes can be caused by irritation, too
much crying or simple tiredness. While ice badges or
cucumber slices are a workable solution, tea bags get
you the same results but are also warm and pleasant.
Put them in hot water, allow them to cool a bit and
then place them on the eyelids like a compress.
2. Improving the taste of meat
Meat tastes great when properly cooked, but when
not, it can become stale, hard and dry. Here is an effective solution to the problem: Use used tea bags to
make a marinade that will restore its flavor. Soaking
hard meat in black tea can also soften it again.
3. Cleaning wood surfaces
Tea can be a great and gentle cleaning material for
wood floors and surfaces. Wipe the wood surfaces or
furniture with a clean cloth soaked in cool tea water,
then use a clean and dry towel to prevent stains.
4. Removing fat and dirt
The astringency of the tea will reduce the fatty
buildup in pots and pans. Just soak the used tea bag
in the container you wish to clean.
5. Cleaning Rugs
Clean moldy and dirty rugs by spreading some
used (dry) tea leaves on it. Leave them be for 10
minutes and then vacuum the rug. If these are delicate
carpets, you can brush the tea leaves gently away.
6. Cleaning fatty fingerprints from glass
Tea can remove those pesky fingerprints from
glass, and make it shine. Just rub a moist tea bag on
the glass surface, then use a spray bottle filled with
tea water and wipe.
7. Cleaning the toilet
Use tea to remove stubborn stains in the bottom of
the toilet. Soak several bags of tea for several hours
in the toilet water and then remove them gently and
brush the sides.
8. Getting rid of fish smell
To get rid of that overpowering smell of fish, wash
your hands in tea water.
9. Air freshener
Bags of tea can absorb those bad odors in the
pantry, in your shoes or in your car. Put a few tea bags
on a tray and put them in the closet, shoe or car. Let
them absorb the odors.
10. Getting rid of bad foot odor
If you suffer from stinky feet, soak them for
20 minutes in a tea bath. Use black tea for extreme
cases. The stringency in the tea will close the sweat
glands that give off the smell and that tanin will kill
the bacteria.
11. Removing warts and blisters
Soak a tea bag in water and put it on the blister
for 20-30 minutes. Make sure to throwaway the bag
afterwards.
12. Diminishing mouth ulcers.
Get your mouth wounds to heal faster by gently
biting a used tea bag. The healing powers of the tea
will reduce the pain, shrink the blood vessels and stop
the bleeding.
13. Treating burns
If you suffer from a really bad case of acne or irritated skin from a burn or sun tanning, use used tea
bags to bring relief. Wash the areas burnt with a cold
tea bag, but if most of the skin needs it, make a bath
of tea water
14. Treat acne
Many find that washing your face with a cool brew
of green tea is an effective solution for acne.
15. Avoiding fleas
To turn back fleas from your dog or cat, spread
some dry and used tea leaves around the place they
sleep.
16. Softening and dying your hair
Washing your hair with a cup of tea can make it
shiny and soft to the touch. However, if your hair is
light colored, it may tum it darker, which is perfect if
you want to dye it.
Husband Down in Aisle 5
Submitted by Bob Maiorana
A husband and wife are shopping in their local supermarket.
The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts
it in their cart.
“What do you think you’re doing?” asks the wife.
“They’re on sale, only 10 for 24 cans” he replies.
“Put them back, we can’t afford them” demands the
wife, and so they carry on shopping.
A few aisles farther on along the woman picks up a
20 jar of face cream and puts it in the cart.
“What do you think you’re doing?” asks the husband.
“It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,”
replies the wife.
Her husband retorts: “So does 24 cans of Budweiser
and it’s half the price.”
That’s him on Aisle 5 - he never knew what hit him.
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS IN THIS ISSUE
ATTORNEYS
Goldzweig, Farrell & Green.......................... 19
DENTIST
Drs. Brazel, Zunger and James.................... 29
PHARMACIES
Franklin Pharmacy................................ 7 & 22
Maio’s Medicine Chest................................... 9
PODIATRISTS
Dr. Jeffrey Ozinitsky...................................... 21
Dr. Kenneth Rosenstock............................... 14
Marlboro Podiatry Center............................. 24
REAL ESTATE
Century 21 Mack-Morris............................... 10
Keller William Realty - Gloria Lederer............ 9
Sheilah & Brian Teitel................................... 21
MISCELLANEOUS
Ace Aluminum...............................................23
Advanced Media Concepts.......................... 30
Bartley Health Care...................................... 18
C.A.I............................................................... 8
Figaro 2 Barber Shop................................... 10
Garden State Heart Care............................... 2
Garland Law Offices....................................... 6
Got To Go Pet & House Sitting..................... 17
Home Instead Senior Care........................... 32
Jim McLaughlin’s Auto.................................. 10
Millennium Eye Care.................................... 23
Monmouth Crossing..................................... 24
O’Gorman Bros., Inc..................................... 22
The Chelsea at Manalapan.......................... 30
Thom Healy Our Computer Guy................... 17
Tire World..................................................... 21
Vacuum Repairs NJ...................................... 23
Vicki Plankett Helping Hands....................... 23
Weisman & Kroll Med. Association................. 8
2014 BOOSTERS OF THE GUARDIAN
Abramczyk, Susan & Isadore
Binder, Annette
Bongiovanni, Marie & Angelo
Botwinick, Anita & Henry
Briscoe, Rose
Caster, Ruth
Cohen, Sydell
Cohen, Toby
Cole, Marlene
Colorio, Ruth
DeMiranda, Lucinda
DiTore, Maria
Eder, Audrey
Eget, Stella
Eisenberg, Esther & Seymour
Epstein, Charna & Bob
Farber, Hilda
Feller, Edith
Fiore, Lynne & Ray
Fishkind, Carole
Fuchs, Bernice
Fread, Eleanor
Freedman, Shirley
Gabey, Ruth & Richard
Gallagher, Vincent
Goldberg, Esther & Sam
Hansen, Nancy
Hart, Florence
Herzbrun, Hannah
Hirschfield, Etta & Frank
Horowitz, Martin
Jacovino, Nydia
Jortner, Martha
Jung, Su Tsun
Katz, Sally
Knopp, Joan & Richard
Korner, Jeanette
Krupit, Pearl & Ivan
Kuchinski, Thomas
LaBarbera, Madeline
LaFemina, Antoinette
Lantieri, Marion
Leveson, Sid
Levy, Charlaine & Ted
Levy, Donna & Robert
Licato, Nick
Lippin, Martha & Jerry
Maiorana, Vinnie & Bob
Mandato, Georgeann
Mandragona, Sarah
Manzo, Jennie
Marks, Jackie
Martori, Vinnie
Mattioli, Irma & John
McKeever, Eleanor
McKenna, Hinda & William
Menkin, Seymour & alma
Mirabella, Harriet
Mirabile, Mary
Mole, Joseph
Nankervis, Isabelle & Ken
Neglia, Mary
Neiser, Sandy
Nicastro, Amelia & Dominick
O’Hagan, Jackie
Okun, Florence & Mickey
Ongsiako, Leonida & Rudolfo
Onuska, Michael & Sotirla
Orrico, Joan
Parachini, Anita & Richard
Parsowith, Alice
Raiman, Louis
Reding, Joan
Rosen, Esther
Rosen, Linda
Rosenblum, Annette
Rosko, Jane & William Sr.
Rower, Lillian & Robert
Russo, Pat
Semel, Evelyn
Schoenhaus, Gayle & Allen
Shamus, Dorothy
Sharoff, Geri & Burt
Sollitto, Anna
Sondak, Sylvia
Steinberger, Gussie & Vic
Stempel, Margaret
Tieman, Leatrice
Troy, Terry
Veneziano, Elaine
Wacha, Eleanor & Fred
Wall, Estelle
Walsh, Marquerite
Zydel, Mary
ALL BOOSTERS RECEIVED AFTER OCTOBER 5, WILL BE
LISTED IN THE DECEMBER 2014 GUARDIAN
BOOSTER PROGRAM
Now computerized
Participation will be for a calendar year.
Why a Booster Program - to allow residents to support the efforts of The Guardian. A way to say thank you for all our efforts. So if you enjoy reading our publication, you can show your appreciation with a $5.00 contribution and you too can see
your name listed in our magazine.
We will no longer be sending out reminder notices. Instead there will be a reminder in every issue of The Guardian. It
is only $5.00 per year. Checks are made payable to H.O.C.B. and can be deposited in an envelope, in the Guardian Mail
Box in the lobby of the Clubhouse. Or you can mail them to The Guardian of Covered Bridge at 1 Amberly Dr., Manalapan,
NJ 07726. Att: Booster Editor
May we suggest you do it now! For your convenience see the coupon below.
GUARDIAN BOOSTER 2014
NAME __________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________________
$5.00 Payable to H.O.C.B.
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Our Services Include:
Dental Exams and Cleanings • Cosmetic Dentistry
Crowns (caps) and Fixed Bridges • Dentures and Partials
Dental Implants • Endodontics (Root Canals) • Extractions
Non-Surgical Periodontal (gum disease) Therapy
Porcelain Veneers • Tooth Whitening • Children’s Dentistry
732.536.0088
520 Bridge Plaza Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Conveniently located off Route 9 and Union Hill Road
(across from Wawa and Covered Bridge Plaza)
Convenient day, evening & Saturday hours
Discover, Mastercard and Visa accepted
Emergencies seen same day
Please ask about our Senior Discount.
We have been serving our community since 1984
Each of our doctors has over 20 years of dental experience
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John’s Car-Van Service
Always On Time • Safe Driver
Cheap Rates • All Airports • All Piers
NYC- Doctors & Hospitals
NYC A/C
Anywhere - Anytime
732-221-5873
A Cover Bridge Resident
Best Service in Covered Bridge
Mike “The Handyman” 24 Year
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Exp of
732-780-0468
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No job too small, so don’t hesitate to call
Same-day call back, work done within 24-48 hrs.
All Types of Repairs & Replacements
Fully Insured
References gladly furnished upon request
aTTn: snowbirds
Lustre Clean Pro Dry Carpet Cleaning
I will drive your car to FLA
within 48 hrs from pick-up.
Voted Best of the Best by Asbury Park Press
Imagine being able to walk on your carpets immediately!
Our price includes everything:
Soil Retardant, Deodorizing, Spot Cleaning
3 Areas $99, 4 Areas $129, Add’l Areas $29
732-918-8035
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Call for Quote
732-915-8739
Licensed: CDL Driver
CLEANING SERVICES
Non-smoker
HAIRSTYLING by LORI
CB Resident - Lori
Experienced Licensed Professional
In Your Home @ Your Convenience
Women’s Haircuts / Perms / Color
CB Resident
AFFORDABLE HOME SERVICES
MaJesTiC eXTeriors llC
Weekly / Bi-Monthly / Monthly
ORGANIZING SERVICES
732-792-6846
908-770-6006
NJ Reg # 1772711
Handyman Services
Kitchen/Bathroom Renovations
Painting: Interior/Exterior
Light Carpentry/Sheetrock Repair
Pergo Flooring Installation/Clean-outs
Small Jobs Welcome
Clean, Quality Work
Covered Bridge Resident
(H) 732-536-1030
(C) 917-359-0919
Newark Liberty Airport
and Other Destinations
732-792-6846
ROOFING SIDING wINDOwS
REPaIRS DECKS DOORS
732-577-9813
Family Owned & Operated, Fully Insured
Lic# 13VH0365990 Free Estimates
all Work guaranteed
www.majesticrenovations.com
HOUSEHOLD PROBLEMS
Call - “Rich the Handyman”
@732-462-6658
Carpentry, Painting, Plumbing, etc.
Furniture repair & restoration a
Specialty. No task too small
Emergency Response!
This Space
Available
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Call 888-637-3200
This Space
Available
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Call 888-637-3200
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This Space
Available
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Call 888-637-3200
ROY TO THE RESCUE
Licensed and insured
Roy Carrozza
Handy Man
“No Job Too Small”
Office: 732-851-7342
Cell: 732-447-5658
Reliable Handyman Services
This Space
Available
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Call 888-637-3200
Local Handyman
No Job Too Small - Reasonable Rates
All Labor Guaranteed
30 Years Experience
Call Me to Discuss - No Obligation
Tel. 609-409-7096 or 908-385-5869
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Car Transportation
This Space
Available
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Call 888-637-3200
Safe, Reliable, Low Cost
If You Need A Ride To The
* Airport (Any Airport)
* Hospital * Doctor * Dentist
* Super Market
Call: Gary
(732) 881-5965
Library Update
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm-4:30 pm World War I Film, Series all quiet on the Western
Front.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:00 am-12:40 pm New Release, Tuesday: Tammy (2014) (R); 6:30
pm-8:10 pm - New Release, Tuesday: Tammy
(2014) (R).
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm-4:15 pm Movie: Jersey Boys (2014) (R).
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm-3:55 pm
- International Film: The Auction (2013) (NR);
6:40 pm-8:25 pm - International Film: The Auction (2013) (NR).
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm-3:35 pm Documentary: Watermark (2013) (PG).
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm-4:15 pm Movie: The New World (2005) (PG-13).
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President’s Message
November 2014
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Sid Leveson
President
President’s Message
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Editorially Speaking
Replacement Costs Go Through the Roof
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Editorially Speaking
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Christian Neighbors
and Friends
Annual
Card Party &
Chinese Auction
Saturday, November 15, 2014
12 PM to 5 PM Ballroom
Board Games - Poker
Solitaire - Mah Jong - Canasta
Lunch Served at 12:30
(assorted wraps)
Soda - Coffee & Cake
Raffles during Intermission at 3 PM
$18 per person
Tickets on Sale in the Lobby
Monday - Friday 12:00 - 2:00 PM
For information call
Chairperson Hilda Geller 732-972-2193
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Christian Neighbors and Friends
Present a
Christmas/Holiday Party
Saturday Night
December 13, 2014
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Covered Bridge Ballroom
Entertainment by
“Jammin Jim Bello”
Catering by Camillo’s
BYOB
Door Prizes
$30 per person
Tickets on Sale in the Lobby
Monday - Friday 12:00-2:00 PM
For more Information call Pat 732-792-6325
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Events
Covered Bridge Singers
Every Monday
Party Room 2:30 PM
Call Manny Stone
732-529-5692
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ACTIVITIES
SCAT BUS TO HELP THE DISABLED AND INFIRM WITH THEIR FOOD SHOPPING
If you are handicapped and need help shopping call Sam Goldberg at 732-972-8794 and he will pick you
up at home on Tuesday afternoon using a bus supplied by Monmouth County. You will be taken to the nearby
ShopRite Supermarket, assisted with shopping if necessary and then returned to your home.
PING PONG
We meet Saturday mornings 9:30 to 11 AM in the Party Room if there are no functions scheduled for the
room that day.
LIBRARY
LARGE PRINT BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY.
PLEASE RETURN ANY LARGE PRINT BOOKS THAT YOU MAY HAVE COMPLETED.
CHAIRCERCIZE
A fitness class for all ages on Fridays at 10:00 AM in the Party Room. No need to register, just bring yourself and join the fun!
TRANSPORTATION FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Please note NEW toll free number: 1-800-227-2345. WEBSITE: www.cancer.org. The Program is called
“Road to Recovery” for cancer patients. Please call 5 business days in advance of your scheduled appointment. This service is provided specifically for those in need of transportation to chemotherapy or radiation
appointments.
SCAT MEDICAL BUS
Call 732-431-6480 and press #1 for an appointment. Press #2 to confirm appointment. $3 each way for
PATIENTS ONLY. There is no charge for aide or spouse or companion. Must give 1 week prior notice. Wheelchair accessible. MONDAY TO FRIDAY.
Bocce/Shuffleboard
We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 PM
weather permitting.
Sunday Van Service
Please be advised that in order to reserve the car
service for the Sunday Services at St. Thomas More
you must call a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Call 732-239-1480 or 732-995-9775.
Book Club
We will meet on Wednesday, November 19th at
7:00 PM in the Awards Room. The book we are discussing is “Laws of Gravity” by Liz Rosenberg. The
Wednesday will be our last meeting until May 2015.
Hearing Aids
Hearing aids that are not being used or a unit that is
not working are collected and recycled and distributed
to the needy. Please wash the hearing aid in alcohol
and put it in a plastic bag and drop it in the box in
the clubhouse lobby marked Hearing Aids. For more
information call Ruth Falsone 732-972-5241.
A list of places providing financial consideration for
hearing aids based on ability to pay. 1-800-792-8339.
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“55 ALIVE”
SAFE
DRIVING COURSE
The HOCB Organization will be hosting
AARP’s Defensive Driving course.
November 11, 2014
The course is now 1 day
Starting at 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
with a lunch break (lunch not included)
There is a fee for attendance.
If you are a member of AARP the fee for the course
is $15.00. If you are not a member of AARP the
fee for the course is $20.00. There are no required
verbal or written exams. AARP requires the course
to be taken every three years. The course will
enable you to take advantage of the discounted
insurance rates. Please bring your current valid
drivers license to class. Please call Bea - 732-5368340 if you have any questions or if you would like
to enroll in the Defensive Driving Class.
CentraState Hospital
Medical Auxiliary
ZUMBA GOLD
Developed for Mature People
BINGO, BINGO, BINGO
There will be Bingo, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the Ballroom
Come enjoy and bring dollar bills.
No one will be admitted without his or her Covered Bridge I.D. card.
Coffee and Cake will be served Compliments of HOCB Entertainment Committee
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Jewish War Veterans
of the United States of America
Covered Bridge Post #536
Christian Neighbors
and Friends of Covered Bridge
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Senior Citizen
Chapter II
II
Senior Citizen
Chapter III
III
Senior Citizen Chapter IV
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Frequently Used
Numbers
Police, Fire, Ambulance
911
Non-emergency Police Calls
732-446-4300
Arrow Exterminating 732-536-6500
Cablevision
732-780-4868
Clubhouse
732-536-4330
Card Room Hallway
732-490-5113
Route 9 Simulated Bridge
732-536-9884
Scat Bus
732-431-6480
Leon’s Taxi
732-431-9091
KB Taxi
732-239-1480
Manalapan Town Hall
732-446-3200
Monmouth County Office on Aging 732-431-7450
Gordon Corner Water (Emergency) 732-946-9333
Obituaries
John Chibowski, 16H Pine Cluster passed away on September 4, 2014.
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Elizabeth Nilsen, 144 Cross Slope Court passed away on September 18, 2014.
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Florence Okun passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2014. She was a long time
resident of Covered Bridge. She is survived by her husband Myer “Mickey” Okun, who
is the last surviving charter member of Covered Bridge Lodge #536, Knights of Pythias.
May she now rest in peace.
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Sam Bronner passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the age of
93. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen, 2 daughters, 1 son and their spouses,
12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Sam was a Holocaust Survivor. He was an
amazing man who will be missed by all.
THE GUARDIAN is the official publication of The Homeowners of Covered Bridge, Inc. It is published
every month for and by the residents of Covered Bridge and is distributed free of charge to every Covered
Bridge household.
The opinions expressed in the Newsletter portion of the magazine are those of the authors and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of all of the Trustees. The Covered Bridge Condominium Association,
Inc. assumes no responsibility for any claims, offers or the accuracy of any notices or advertisements
posted in the Newsletter.
Articles of general interest and letters to the editor, which THE GUARDIAN reserves the right to edit and
condense, are welcome. All items should be brief and concise. All contributions are subject to acceptance
by the editorial board and must bear the writer’s name and address which will be withheld upon request.
THE GUARDIAN is not liable for errors appearing in any advertisement beyond the cost of the space
occupied. Written notification must be made within two weeks of publication. The publisher reserves the
right to accept or reject any advertisement.
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Award Room
Ballroom
Ceramics Room
CdR Small Card Room
LB
Library
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Game Room
NOVEMBER 2014
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Clubhouse Lobby
Parking Lot
Party room
WS Wood Shop
SR Sauna Room
PL Pool
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