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Any letters submitted must be limited to 200 words — articles to 300 words. Material submitted must not be libelous or obscene in any manner. Comments may be edited for brevity and clarity. The TIMES reserves the right to reject any comment or letter that is found to be unsuitable. President’s Message Can you believe that another Holiday season is upon us? We have had a successful year, the office is organized and very productive, Joe R. and our crew have done a great job with work tickets, shrubs, painting and renovating the properties that Greenbriar has acquired. LMS has ensured that the maintence you pay toward lawns and shrubs made Greenbriar look terrific. In tile future we are working toward having the heating/cooling system regulated so the clubhouse is comfortable. Please report crooked signs to the office; let’s continue to make our home look terrific. Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. 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We had 50 in attendance including our committee and a few Board members. It was a festive afternoon and the Newcomers that attended were extremely friendly and bonded nicely. The Board added a lot of information and as always encouraged our new residents to become involved in our many activities. The Committee (below) did a nice job and were pleased with the results. Another date next Spring has already been reserved. Nancy Ruddy, Pat Rodriquez, Rose Infanti, Doreen Bernecker, Joan Phillips, Johnnie Belle Farrell and Anne Mauriello. I Like It Better This Way Submitted by Barbara McGuigan My face in the mirror isn’t wrinkled or drawn, My house isn’t dirty, and the cobwebs are gone. The garden looks lovely and so does the lawn, I think I might never put my glasses back on! SENIOR PUBLISHING COMPANY accepts advertisements and advertisements are based upon information provided by the advertiser. SENIOR PUBLISHING COMPANY does not independently investigate the accuracy of advertisement content and does not warrant or represent the accuracy of the content of any advertisement. 4 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 Loraine Voorhees Day By Lorene Beckmann October 28th, the Service Club honored Loraine Voorhees for her many years of service as Chairlady of the Quilting Group. Loraine is leaving to go to an Assisted Living Facility in Ocean Grove. We will miss Loraine more than you could imagine. The beautiful Quilts that are Raffled off at our Fairs, and all the many beautiful Table Runners, Place Mats, Bibs, Bags, and so much more, are all completely made by hand by the ladies in the group, under the direction of Loraine. She has been so dedicated and has spent hours setting up the projects for our talented ladies in the group. We wish Loraine happiness in her new home, and remind her that we will be thinking of her and hope she’ll be back for many visits, and if she should change her mind, we will be waiting with open arms. By Pat McClendon The book discussed at the October 8th meeting was “Blessings” by Anna Quindlen. It is the story of Skip Cuddy, caretaker at the estate of Lydia Blessing, who finds an abandoned baby girl in front of the garage over which he lives on the Blessings estate. Skip is determined to care for Faith (the name he gave her), and not turn her over to the authorities, hoping to give her a better life than he had growing up in foster care. He is able to keep Faith’s presence a secret until Mrs. Blessing finds her one stormy night while looking for him. The story revolves around Skip and Mrs. Blessing joining forces to see that Faith gets the proper medical attention and everything a baby needs, including love. The events that take place lead the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as we watch Skip care for Faith and grow increasingly attached to her. We also get a view of Mrs. Blessing’s past life and the guilt and regret she experiences over some of the decisions she has made. The majority of the club members enjoyed the book, but several, myself included, were disappointed with the ending. The book we are reading for the November 12th meeting is “The Midwife of Hope River” by Patricia Harman. Game Day By Lorene Beckmann The Service Club held their annual Game Day/Gift Auction, originally called our Card Party, Tuesday, October 21st. All the proceeds went to the two combined First Aid Squads. The turnout was great, and the gifts even better. Rose Wipperman was our chairlady and what a fantastic job she did from start to finish. Thank you to all of you who attended, to not only help make the day so special, but also supporting us in servicing our charities. Please don’t forget December 9th, at 1:00pm in the Auditorium when we will have our Display Day, a mini Fair, to make up for the cancellation in November. Everybody please help us to make this a success, as the proceeds go to our many charities. From the Staff of Senior Publishing Warm Wishes for the Holiday Season! 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Plumbing License #10933 Home Improvement Contractor #13VH05003000 President New KitchensCarolyn and Baths Rubino called the meeting to orderWinter at 7:00 p.m. Vacationers Let Us Protect Your Plumbing Fixtures and APipes Salute to the Flag and a moment of silence was While You’re Away Water Heater Specialist observed. Emergency Evening and Weekend Service Nanette L’Hernault read the Open Public Meetings Rely on Paul Dickson’s Long Standing statement. Quality, Service & Reputation O’Keeffe, Get It Roll Done Call Right Jim The First Time! Cathy Ericksen, Donna Curtis, Mary Carolyn Rubino, Bill Petrolino, Call Keaney, Us Bob Gannon and Nanette L’Hernault were present. (732) 295-1939 President Rubino thanked the TV Crew. Maureen Serving Leisure Village West Since 1980 Beahan andand Jerry Evans on camera, Ron Williams & Carl • Insured Bonded • Family Owned Nigro on Console, Art Cullen & Joe Boyle on sound. • Over 35 Years Experience Cathy Ericksen read the minutes of the Aug. 25th meeting. Motion to approve minutes by Bob Gannon, 2nd Mary Keaney. All in favor Motion passed. Mary Keaney gave the treasurers report. It will be posted. Nanette L’Hernault gave the administrators report. It will be posted. Carolyn Rubino gave the President’s report. New Business: Motion to Approve Architectural Control Committee report by Bill Petrolino, 2nd Mary Keaney, All in favor motion passed. Motion to Approve Party on October 5th by Donna Curtis, 2nd Mary Keaney, All in favor motion passed. Motion to Approve Party on Dec 24th by Cathy Ericksen, 2nd Donna Curtis, All in favor motion passed. Motion to Ratify the vote for purchase of a new security vehicle by Bill Petrolino, 2nd Mary Keaney, All in favor motion passed. Motion to have Ocean Fitness install a rubber floor in the gym for $2,400 by Donna Curtis, 2nd Mary Keaney, PAUL DICKSON All in favor motion passed. PLUMBING, L.L.C. Old Business None Mary Keaney reminded residents of the Mass on Oct New1st. 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The only requirement for this service is that you have a doctor’s note which must be presented to the Department of Public Works. You can call them at 732-451-4061. PAUL DICKSON PLUMBING, L.L.C. N.J. Plumbing License #10933 Home Improvement Contractor #13VH05003000 New Kitchens and Baths Replace your present bathtub with a new shower unit. Winter Vacationers Let Us Protect Your Plumbing Fixtures and Pipes While You’re Away Water Heater Specialist N.J. Plumbing License #10933 Emergency Evening and Weekend Service me Improvement Contractor #13VH05003000 Rely on Paul Dickson’s Long Standing Quality, Service & Reputation Get It Done Right The First Time! Call Us Get It Done Right The First Time! 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If not backed up, perhaps on a CD or a Flash Drive, then a computer failure, a fire or a flood can wipe out your entire collection. So it is important to keep one set stored away from your house, for example in a Safety Deposit Box. Also, store your information using long-term digital standards such as JPEG or TIF, rather than proprietary systems because that software may not be available to your family 50 years from now. (The one I had used for many years has recently closed down and on rather short notice). In addition, check and update your storage media at least once a year. Having taken your pictures, you need to be able to edit them. ADOBE PHOTOSHOP (www.adobe.com) is the premium photo editing program, but it is very expensive. However they do have a new CS2 software version which is free. www.adobe.com/downloads/CS2 downloads IRFANVIEW www.irfanview.com is a good photo editing program and it is free. I use PICASSA www.picassa.google.com which is easy to use and it is free. I assume that you will want to share those family pictures with other family members and friends, and may need to crop or retouch or caption or otherwise edit them. In Picassa, just CLICK on the picture, then CLICK on Editing Options, CLICK on View and Edit. For captions it is best to make the caption a part of the photo, so CLICK on TEXT ABC to add or edit the text on that photo. An important Rule when editing is to always edit a copy, never an original. There always needs to be an unedited photo available for many reasons. If you are interested in learning more about photography, this website has a lot of information in addition to the subjects listed above: http://www.rideau-info.com/photos. Plan to attend the next Greenbriar Computer Club meeting scheduled for 7 pm on the first Thursday of each month, to become acquainted with other residents who have computers, to acquire new computer skills and to meet Greenbriar computer experts. Music and the Arts Submitted by Marge Edmond In October Joan Monte, the originator of the Music and the Arts group, introduced us to Anthony LaGruth. Mr. LaGruth is the artistic director and conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic. His topic of discussion was “What is American Music?” It was a very interesting and informative lecture. We learned about the origin of American Music and its progress throughout the years. It was surprising to learn that some of the music that we consider American is a combination of European Music and American Words. Some of our group traveled to Ocean County College in November to attend one of his concerts. Paul Rodriguez came to our November meeting to show us amazing slides and explain how his friend built a home in a mountain. It was an unbelievable achievement. The home even has an elevator. We had a very enjoyable afternoon watching the slides. On January 28, 2015 we are hosting soprano Josephine Arlenti, who will be entertaining us with her music. Please join us for a pleasurable afternoon. DECEMBER 2014 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES TABLOID QUARTER 7 Art Class Art class continues on Mondays at 9 to 11 A.M. Newcomers welcome. Instruction available. It’s a lot of fun!! Please see our artwork in hall at clubhouse. Pictured is Mary Roberts and one of her paintings. Pickleball Pickleball is thriving in our area. Manasquan Rec has started a program for seniors 3 or 4 days a week indoors. Some of our players gave a clinic there to help get them started. About 36 attended. Belmar Rec may start a Friday program. Brick Rec plays on Tuesday and Thursdays. We have also played at Greenbriar Woodlands and Renaissance. Four Seasons in Wall just put in a court. Many local schools have Pickleball in their curriculum. Check out Pickleball.com or youtube for info, rules, demos, and exciting matches. 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I have tried for years to learn the songs produced Jersey native who, in his youth, learned survival skills from a native American. He is known for his survival school and by various birds. I have been quite unsuccessful in this his tracking prowess. It turns out that Jon Turner (also a endeavor for various reasons. Jersey native) was a friend of Tom Brown and at one time Recently I was attracted to an e-book titled “What was a teacher in Tom Brown’s survival school. The Robin Knows” by Jon Turner. I bought the book for my Kindle and began reading. From reading this book I After a few paragraphs of the field guide to nature observation I remembered a period of my life when I first realized a few things I had not thought of earlier. I have, came to South Jersey for a new job. I felt pressured and until now, been trying to learn the songs of all birds. This needed a way to relax. I began walking in Allaire State author suggests finding a “sit spot” in a place where you Park at lunch time. At about the same time I acquired a walk, or a place in your backyard. He suggests visiting this copy of Tom Brown’s field guide. I practiced what he sugspot in various times of day as well as various seasons. He gested on my lunch hours in Allaire park. I developed what further suggests focusing on just the birds that one hears at I would now call a “sit spot” at Allaire and experienced the “sit spot” in order to know what they are saying. Since many wonderful observations. These mini fieldtrips were I already had chosen a spot where I sit regularly and was greatly relaxing and became almost spiritual as I began to already learning some bird songs, I became very interested relate to a world much larger than my own little sphere. in this author’s thoughts. He goes on to describe a better Now I am less mobile and have taken to using a chair way of listening to birds than I was lately accustomed to. on my patio as a “sit spot.” I am still learning and enjoying He points out that listening closely to birds is a skill known the experiences a great deal. I highly recommend adding a to aborigines and our early ancestors out of survival needs, “sit spot” to a daily routine, for relaxing as well as to see but is no longer a part of our daily experience. and hear what our ancestors saw and heard. Much of what he had to say sounded familiar, so I 732-269-9667 • 609-693-804 www.GuardianGarageDoors.com • Fully In HALF BULLETIN REPAIRS DONE RIGHT! 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For all of those who may have missed it on Greenbriar Television (Comcast Channel 97) during the week of October 7th here is a recap of Greenbriar’s veritable Antiques Roadshow held here in the Greenbriar Clubhouse on Monday morning, October 7th. Greenbriar residents were well represented and many took advantage of the rare opportunity to bring their treasured antiques and collectables to the Clubhouse to have them scrutinized on-camera by our visiting professionals. The Greenbriar TV guests and professional appraisers included Tom Martin, director of Great Estates Auctions, and Laurel Porcelli, director of Appraisal Services at Rago Arts and Auctions, of Lambertville, NJ. (609-397-9374), the same organization that regularly produces the “Antiques Roadshow” program with David Rago for national television. Of special interest were Joel Strasser’s beautifully 10 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 Laurel Porcelli, director of Appraisal Services for Rago, holds Mickey Mouse evolution panel, as Joel Strasser holds document originally signed for him by Walt Disney more than 50 years ago, and Walt Disney stamps later issued by the US government. framed original signatures of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and President Lyndon B. Johnson, in a framed panel to mark the events in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Another panel to similarly recognize the world’s first space pioneers included the original signatures of Astronauts Alan B. Shepard and John Glenn and Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The appraisers said each frame was worth from $2000 to $3000. Also shown were documents with original signatures of Walt Disney and Richard Nixon. Among antique items of special mention were Ruth Leach’s 1800s children’s rocking chair valued at $ 200, and her ladies watch, valued between $400 and $600 plus its gold chain, which added another $200 to $300 to the watch’s value, Barbara Mansfield’s Shirley Temple Doll, valued at $ 200 to 400, and Lorene Beckmann’s Asian night light, valued from $200 to $300. Other items brought in for appraisal by their owners included: • Majorca and Dresden lamps, and German inkwell Owned by Elizabeth Hallbauer • Paul Revere Teapot Owned by Beatrice McAdam • French dish, and German geography book Owned by Barbara Mansfield • Cut Glass Bowls and vase • Owned by Ruth Straub • Cut glass punch bowl and bone knitting needles Owned by Ruth Leach Continued on page 11 “Singin In the Snow” • 2 painted bowls & 1 silver cup Owned by Marilyn Digman By the “Golden Tones” • Teapot Royal Oleander glass, blue and gold Owned by Marion Turner Their Free Holiday Concert • Water pitcher and wine glasses also • Carnival glass stemware with Iris flower Owned by Rose Infante Music To Commemorate • Porcelain vase by Stengel Dec. 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day • British Columbia books by George McMillian Godley 1919 (The 73rd Anniversary) Owned bv Martin Sutherland • Cut glass bowls Owned by Gloria Fasciano Ocean County Roofing & Siding Plus • Nativity Set Owned by Geraldine Vicare Silent Auctioon and • Storm Damage • Child’s cash register, decorative basket Free Refreshments • Senior Discounts Owned by Alice Quinn • Silver serving salad set Subcontractors • No Owned by Marlene Fahey • No Deposits Required Sun., Dec. 7th at 2 P.M. • Oriental night light Owned by Lorene Beckmann (Front Auditorium) Any New questions or anyone wanting to• do an online Roof • Re-Roof Siding • Gutters appraisal with Tom Martin is invited to write to: [email protected] FREE Ragoarts.com, and he will be happy Estimates to speak with you. 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Hostas, Shasta Daisies, and Sedum are available too. J.Bayer. Evening Yoga Beginners & Those Who Already Practice 7:00 p.m. on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays Please call Kris 732-539-7899 or Jill 732-899-5455 to express interest in attending and signing-up! We may begin mid-December. This program is FREE! Exercise and Chair Yoga Our Exercise and Chair Yoga classes are ongoing. We meet Wednesday mornings at 8:15 in the middle auditorium. Our Exercise video is from the National Institute of Aging and is beneficial for all men and women of a certain age. We welcome all interested residents. Come join our class. We have fun and feel much better after we’ve worked those joints and muscles. Hope to see you there. 12 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 Kiwanis Kapers By Neil Moran and Barbara Scharmann Barber Shop Quartet - “Evolution” Peggy Mulvan and Judith Cullen Our annual “Changing of the Guard” luncheon was held at Spring Lake Inn on October 15th. Kudo’s go to Bunny Hughes and Georgia Murray for a job well done in chairing this event. Your’s truly Neil Moran, was installed as President, Bob Gannon as President Elect and Marie Dibblee as Vice-President along with Jack Shaughnessy remaining as Secretary and Joan Rodie remaining as Treasurer. All indicates that our Kiwanis club is in good hands. Our outgoing President Art Cullen deserves a hand for a job well done for the past 12 months. Art can now rest and take it easy (Lucky Guy!). Our guests for the past month were all very good. We started off with a barbershop quartet called “Evolution” who transported us back to a much happier time in our lives when we didn’t have computers telling us what’s new. Their selection of songs brought us back to an era we seem to have lost. Sad but true! The following week we kicked it up a notch when two singers and a pianist came in from the Algonquin Arts Theater and sang songs from such hit shows as Les Miserable, South Pacific, Gigi, and My Fair Lady, just to name Algonquin Arts Theatre 3 guests - Julie Nagy, Aly Gleeson and Jan Blanton a few. They knocked our socks off! For those who missed this presentation, all we can say is “Sorry!” On the 23rd, we again had a singer who crossed the street from Greenbiar II, Josephine Araniti, “The American Songbird.” Her concert consisted of some traditional American songs from Broadway such as Beauty and the Beast and a medley of songs by George Gershwin and a Diana Ross and the Supremes medley. We couldn’t ask for anything better. Kiwanis member Rosalie Rabito is running a trip on New Year’s Eve to Resorts in Atlantic City for those who would like company on the holiday. Cost will be $37.00 and will return $25.00 on slot plays along with champagne, noise makers, etc. Bus will leave club house at 5:30 PM and return approximately at 2:00 am in the morning. This is the fourth year this trip has been offered and has always been a real success. Rosalie’s phone number is 732-701-3758 if you are interested in making reservations. As always we will leave the light on for you!!! Jeanie Masco Home & Ofﬁce Cleaning 732-597-1273 RENTALS & MOVINS, MOVE OUTS Reliable ~ References ~ Reasonable ad #4585 DECEMBER 2014 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES 13 Greenbriar Association Treasurer Report - September, 2014 Respectfully Submitted, Mary Keaney, Treasurer ADS-766 14 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 Name an annual savings of at least 3% under what he incumbent utility Website would have charged for the same Email Greenbriar Bowlers period, or they receive a check Strike It Up!!! Phone for the difference. Michelle Morgan-Vitello mamenergy.joinambit.com [email protected] Sentimental Journey 848-565-6182 By Judy Cullen Unfortunately this was the final show for the year 2014 and what a way to end the year. It certainly was a Sentimental Journey. They were terrific. It was a thirteen member band with a fabulous woman singer doing most of the songs from the 30s & 40s. The show was awesome. It was better than most of the residents thought it would be. Those old songs certainly brought back a lot of memories from that era both happy and sad. They were so good we could have listened to them for another hour. What a night it would be if we had both THE CAMEOS and SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY here at the same time, “the roof would come off the clubhouse.” Thanks again to Al and his committee for presenting us with another great show. Also Kudos to Raul for the wonderful job he does in making our posters for all these shows and displaying them in our lobby of the clubhouse. This man has some talent. Thanks again as we close our Greenbriar Curtain for the winter. Al and his committee wish all our residents a safe and healthy winter. Hope to see all of you for the first show in April of 2015. Thank you for all your support. Submitted by Kevin T. Smith Month of October /Thursday Bruce Tipling 200,191 Jack Shaughnessy 185,188 Dave Stratton 182,179,204 Ray Hohman 182,172,177 October Fridays Herb Eyth 189,170,176 Roy Kirchner 200,214 Mike La Sala 176 Barbara McGuigan 177 Lee Edgar 158,159,179,176 Bob P 202 Lou Coppola 192,191,178 Susan Rodgers 189,181 Roy Kirchner 181 John Porter 212 Joe Casares 178 Nancy Carley 180 Toni Piccione 158,181 Ann Schuler 179 Sue Termini 157 Toys for Tots The “Toys for Tots” Collection Box will be located in the Greenbriar Administration Office starting Monday, December 1st thru December 19th, 2014. Your thoughtful donation would be greatly appreciated! 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Who knew that Greenbriar has been privileged to have Bill Pane as our bus driver for over six years? “I like working at Greenbriar, there are so many friendly and wonderful people. It is a privilege to be of service to those who do not drive. or prefer to avoid the expense of a car;” he says. Greenbriar has bus service six days a week with a diverse bus schedule. There are daily trips to local grocery stores as well as once a week trips to the mall and Sunday morning trips to church. Residents have the options of morning or afternoon trips. “Some folks like to get out early and get things done while others prefer to get up, leisurely have their coffee and take the afternoon bus” Bill says. “We provide an important service to Greenbriar residents and I am happy to provide this service.” Wherever the bus is going Bill tries to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere while at the same time making safety a priority. “We have a good time on the bus and joke around quite a bit” he says. “But I do take passenger safety very seriously.” Bill is also a published writer - Who knew? He has appeared in the Asbury Park Press, Brick Times and various magazines. He particularly enjoyed working for the Community Section of the Press where he reported on interesting people and acts of community service. “I prefer this to straight reporting. I covered a story about an Eagle Scout who was beautifying the Wall municipal complex with flowers and power washing for his merit badge. as well as an older gentleman who was retiring after several decades in law enforcement” Bill said, “they were very different people yet both displayed a tremendous commitment to their communities. Bill recently appeared in Weird NJ magazine, where he wrote about Camp Evans in Wall. This army base was the site of top-secret military research that greatly aided the war effort and led to technology that is now part of everyday life. He also found that some interesting and mysterious characters were part of the Camp Evans story. “Some slippery characters came through Camp Evans” he says. “This included German scientists who were recruited by the State Department after World War II.” In his younger days Bill was a competitive runner who completed both the Boston and New York Marathons. He continues to run as part of his fitness program. While Bill is happy working at Greenbriar he is also 16 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 ready to start a new phase in his life, retirement. He’s just not sure where that will be. “I am looking forward to retirement. I love New Jersey, have family and friends in Florida and sometimes the mountains in Tennessee call me” he says. “I have also considered getting a mobile home to see the states. I will cross that bridge when the time comes.” Bill is also the proud owner of a car he purchased as an 18 year old, a 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible. Who knew? Wouldn’t it be great to see Bill driving around Greenbriar in it? Trivia Answers 1. Caroline Kennedy 2. No 3. Philatelist 4 ...The worm 5. January 1st, 2001 OTTONE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER DR. PETER A. 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We have limits on the number of color photos, so we are selective. Thanks, Editorial Board Recipe Bulgar Meatloaf By Barbara Swingle 1c (1 l/2 oz.) dried mushrooms: soak in warm water for 30 minutes Or 4 oz. canned mushrooms. Drained and coarsely chopped. Mix: 3/4 c bulgar and 1 c. boiling water. Set aside for 30 minutes. In a small skillet over medium heat: cook 2 tsp. olive oil, 1 small chopped onion, and 2 cloves of garlic, minced. Add 3 oz. tomato paste, cook 3 minutes, add 1 tb. Worcestershire sauce. Combine: 1 large egg, 2 egg whites, the mushrooms, the onions, 1/4 c. fresh parsley, (or 2tp. dried) l tsp. fresh thyme, 1/2tp salt, 1c Italian bread crumbs, the bulgar, 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef, or turkey, 1/4 c soy milk. Spray a baking sheet with oil Shape mixture into a loaf (use wet hands) loaf (7 x3x 2 inches) Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes Thermometer should read 160 degrees Cool for 10 minutes. 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On the Road Again (A message for all) By George Delmarmo As many of you know I have traveled far and wide and have seen many wondrous sights and experienced many exotic events...But none compared to my most recent trip over the Columbus holiday. The trip was planned and coordinated by my sister Victoria Auferio for myself, and my other three sisters, Nellie Mauriello, Angie Di Bello and Louise Grena (Not yet a Greenbriar resident). The trip was from Greenbriar to the city and towns of Cleveland, Sandusky, Marblehead, etc., etc. The sights included the casinos along the way, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cleveland Stadium as well as other many other buildings, plazas and a foliage tour throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. But...The best part of the trip and the greatest experience of sight and sound was realized when we realized it was the first trip we had taken together in the past SIXTY SOME YEARS...way too long. Personally the best part of the trip for me was the occasional side trips down memory lane. Therefore I highly recommend that everyone plan a similar trip with siblings before it is TOO LATE. Cooper Hawk Sighting We have a photo of a Cooper Hawk sighted in Greenbriar on a lamp post on Melville Lane submitted by Jill Holland. Hawks are good at keeping the small critter population in check. DECEMBER 2014 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES 19 DECEMB SUNDAY 1 MONDAY RECYCLING DAY 9:00 Oil Painting - Mid. 10:00 Service Club Board Meeting Sewing Rm. 11:00 Tai Chi - Fr. Aud. 11:00 GBTV - New Program 1:00 Mah Jongg - Lib. 6:00 Prayer Group - Lib. 6:30 Social Bridge - Mid. 8 7 9:30 St. Dominic’s RC Church Bus 2:00 Golden Tones Holiday Concert - Aud. 9:00 Oil Painting - Mid. 10:00 Service Club Board Meeting Sewing Rm. 11:00 Tai Chi - Fr. Aud. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Lib. 6:00 Prayer Group - Lib. 6:30 Social Bridge - Mid. 2 TUESDAY 8:30 Exercise Class - Mid. 10:00 Area Reps Meeting - Fr. 1:00 Service Club Meeting - Aud. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 Bingo - Aud. EATONTOWN MALL 9 8:30 Exercise Class - Mid. 1;00 Service Club Meeting - Aud. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 Bingo - Aud. OCEAN COUNTY MALL 15 14 9:30 St. Dominic’s RC Church Bus 9:00 Oil Painting - Mid. - Holiday Party 11:00 Tai Chi - Fr. Aud. 11:00 GBTV - New Program 1:00 Mah Jongg - Lib. 6:00 Prayer Group - Lib. 6:30 Social Bridge - Mid. 7:00 GBA & BOARD OF TRUSTEES MTGS. - Fr. 22 21 9:30 St. Dominic’s RC Church Bus 2:00 Movies - Fr. Aud. 9:30 St. Dominic’s RC Church Bus 5:00 POT LUCK DINNER - CANCELLED 16 RECYCLING DAY 9:00 Oil Painting - CANC. 11:00 Tai Chi - Fr. Aud. 11:00 GBTV - No Program 1:00 Mah Jongg - Lib. 6:00 Prayer Group - Lib. 6:30 Social Bridge - Mid. THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 3 8:15 Chair Yoga - Mid 9:30 Bridge Clinic - C 9:15 Blood Pressure S 10:00 Zumba - Fr. Aud 11:30 Bowling - O. La 4:00 GBTV - Rerun 6:00 Pinochle/Poker 6:30 Line Dancing - F 8:15 Chair Yo 9:30 Bridge C 10:00 Zumba - Fr. Aud 11:30 Bowling - O. Lan 2:00 Brain Games - M 4:00 GBTV - Rerun 6:00 Pinochle/Poker 6:30 Line Dancing - Fr 7:00 Book Discussion 10 17 8:30 Exercise Class - Fr. 1:00 Service Club - Aud. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 Bingo - Aud. 8:15 Chair Y 9:30 Bridge 10:00 Zumba - Fr. Au 11:30 Bowling - O. L 12:30 Hadassah - M 12:30 Music & The A 4:00 GBTV - Rerun 6:00 Pinochle/Poker 6:30 Line Dancing - EATONTOWN MALL 23 9:00 Oil Painting - CANC. 11:00 Tai Chi - Fr. Aud. 11:00 GBTV - Rerun 1:00 Mah Jongg - Lib. 6:00 Prayer Group - Lib. 6:30 Social Bridge - Mid. CHECK WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL GROUP TO SEE IF THE ACTIVITY WILL MEET TODAY 29 28 20 RECYCLING DAY WEDNE 8:30 Exercise Class - Mid. 1:00 Service Club - CANC. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 Bingo - Aud. CHECK WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL GROUP TO SEE IF THE ACTIVITY WILL MEET TODAY 24 CHECK WITH YOU GROUP TO SEE IF WILL MEET WEGMAN’S 30 8:30 Exercise Class - Mid. 1:00 Service Club - CANC. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 Bingo - CANC. 31 8:00 CAFE NEW YEAR’S E BER 2014 ESDAY d. Card Screening - Lib. d. anes - CRD Fr. oga - MID. Clinic - Card d. nes Mid. CRD r. Group - Lib. Yoga - MID. e Clinic - Card ud. Lanes Mid. Aud. Arts - Fr. Aud. r - CRD Fr. UR INDIVIDUAL F THE ACTIVITY T TODAY 4 THURSDAY 5 FRIDAY GARBAGE DAY SATURDAY 6 8:30 Kiwanis Board Mtg. - Mid. Aud. 9:45 Kiwanis Mtg. - Mid. 11:00 Library Group - Lib. 11:45 Bowling - O. Lanes 12:30 Dup. Bridge - Mid. 7:00 GBTV - Rerun 7:00 Computer Club - Fr. 8:30 Exercise Class - Mid. 9:30 Bowling - O. Lanes 10:00 Tap/Jazz Dancing - Fr. Aud. 1:00 Golden Tones - Fr. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 GBTV - Rerun 7:30 Line Dancing - Fr. Aud. 11 12 9:30 Kiwanis Club. - Fr. 11:00 Library Group - Lib. 11:45 Bowling - O. Lanes 12:30 Dup. Bridge - Mid. 7:00 GBTV - Rerun 8:30 Exercise Class - Mid. 9:30 Bowling - O. Lanes 10:00 Tap/Jazz Dancing - Fr. Aud. 11:30 Volunteer Holiday Party - Aud. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 GBTV - Rerun 7:30 Line Dancing - Fr. Aud. 9:00 Yoga - Fr. Aud. 18 19 20 9:45 Kiwanis Club - Mid. 11:00 Library Group - Lib. 11:45 Bowling - O. Lanes 12:30 Dup. Bridge - Mid. 6:30 Bunco - Mid. Aud. 7:00 GBTV - Rerun 8:30 Exercise Class - Mid. 9:30 Bowling - O. Lanes 10:00 Tap/Jazz Dancing - Fr. Aud. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 GBTV - Rerun 7:30 Line Dancing - Fr. 9:00 Yoga - Fr. Aud. 25 26 27 MERRY CHRISTMAS OFFICE CLOSED GARBAGE DAY GARBAGE DAY 8:30 Exercise Class - Mid. 9:30 Bowling - O. Lanes 10:00 Tap/Jazz Dancing - Fr. Aud. 1:00 Mah Jongg - Card 7:00 GBTV - Rerun 7:30 Line Dancing - Fr. 9:00 Yoga - Fr. Aud. 7:30 pm Cafe Nite Holiday Dance - Aud. 13 GARBAGE TODAY 9:00 Yoga - Fr. Aud. CHECK WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL GROUP TO SEE IF THE ACTIVITY WILL MEET TODAY E NITE EVE DANCE DECEMBER 2014 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES 21 Around Greenbriar Fall Colors at Greenbriar Fall foliage and gardens were spectacular this Fall. We have pictures of home gardens, lake reflections and clubhouse decor. 22 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 DECEMBER EVENTS ADMINISTRATION - 458-3700 security - 948-2076 service desk - 458-3725 accounting - 458-3859 GREENBRIAR ASSOCIATION MEETING AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING Monday, December 15, 7:00 pm All homeowners are urged to attend this meeting which will be held in the Front Auditorium. This meeting will be televised. *** CAFE NITE’S HOLIDAY DANCE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 7:30 pm Let’s begin this magical season with a great dance! Enjoy the spirit of the season with all your friends and neighbors! Tickets are already on sale in the office. *** CAFE NITE’S NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31st, 8 pm Can you believe tomorrow is 2015! come and celebrate the New Year with your friends and neighbors. Jimmy Mac will be our DJ. Tickets at $5.00pp may be obtained in the Administration Office up to and including Monday, December 29th * * *. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: Come to the Library on Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:15 am to have your blood pressure read by a professional for FREE! Our registered nurse will be here from 9:15 am - 10:15 am - so make sure you take advantage of a good thing! *** COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Monday, December 1st, 10 am - Service Club Board Meeting - Sewing Room Tuesday, December 2nd, 10 am - Area Representatives Meeting - Front Auditorium Thursday, December 4th, 8:30 am - Kiwanis Club Board Meeting - Mid. Auditorium *** RECYCLING PICK UP DATES FOR DECEMBER: Monday, December 1st, Monday, December 15th and Monday, December 29th THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE GREENBRIAR ASSOCIATION EMPLOYEES WISH ALL RESIDENTS A GLORIOUS HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS! Upcoming Events in January Sunday, January 18th, 2 pm Movies *** Saturday, January 24th, 7:30 pm GB Entertainment Show *** Sunday, January 25th, 5 pm Pot Luck Dinner We accept no responsibility for any advertisements. If there are any complaints concerning an advertiser, please contact them directly. If you receive no satisfaction, you can contact your Better Business Bureau or the Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs. Lic # 9677 GARON T. 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It appears that management is working together for the good of Greenbriar. Life is good! Did You Know? Friends are how Bob and Barbara came to Greenbriar about 11 years ago. They joined the Bissey’s and the Johnson’s in Greenbriar for many social activities and were encouraged to become neighbors. They enjoyed their home in Point Pleasant, but found spending time in Florida, the yard work became more time consuming and decided to downsize. They looked at surrounding communities and their present house attracted them. It faces South, and has a huge open field in back. In these later years, Greenbriar is an ideal place and is so well run of late. They feel they have the best of all worlds. Bob lived in East Brunswick for 50 years, worked for Exxon for 40 years and had his own electrical business. He also was in the East Brunswick Fire Company for 50 years. Bob has 4 boys and 1 girl, 16 grands and 6 great grands. He loves gardening, especially growing his own veggies. Barbara grew up in Point Pleasant Beach and moved to the Boro. She worked for Ocean First Bank for 31 years. She started as a teller and loved working in the banking industry, retiring as Corporate Secretary. Barbara has 4 children, 5 grands and 1 great grand. She also loves gardening, but her passion is flowers. Each year she plants a little less, “because bending is, well you know ...” When asked how they met, Barbara says that Bob was looking for a square dance partner and friends suggested they might be a good partnership. They belonged to a group (called the Shore Swingers) and danced at the Belmar Pavilion and Point Pleasant Beach Fire Co. They became steady partners for square dancing, but love all kinds of dance. You will see them at the affairs in Greenbriar dancing away. The success to their marriage they feel is their common loves: gardening, dancing, reading, friends, family and community activities. This also holds true for Florida, where it’s nothing for 20 people to go out for pizza at a local restaurant and play dominoes afterwards. They keep Submitted by Pat McClendon 1. All the blinking we do in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes. 2. Eleven percent of people are left-handed. 3. Spiders are arachnids, not insects. 4. The croissant was invented in Australia. December 7th is Pearl Harbor Day We will be singing some Patriotic Songs and Christmas Tunes on that day at 2 P.M. There will be a gift auction after the concert please join us and sing alone. The GOLDENTONES Winter Concert Dec. 7, 2014, 2 PM DECEMBER 2014 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES 25 26 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 o The First Lady By Jim Mack Since I was born there have been thirteen men who have occupied the oval office in the White House. Accordingly there have been thirteen first ladies. It was my intention to write an article about all of the first ladies, but I accumulated so much information that it wouldn’t be appropriate for the Greenbriar Times, so I selected just one. I chose Eleanor Roosevelt, and found that she was an extraordinary woman. Born in 1884, she was a niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, and she married her fifth cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1905 with Teddy giving the bride away. She was a plain woman and had a strange gravelly voice. She bore him six children but the marriage was complicated due to FDR’s controlling mother. In 1918 FDR was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and made a world wide tour of the Naval facilities. When he returned he was exhausted and went straight to bed. Unpacking his suitcase Eleanor found a bundle of love letters to him from his Mistress Lucy Mercer who was her Social Secretary. Eleanor was devastated and decided to ask for a divorce. Franklin at this time was the rising star in the Democratic Party, and a divorce would kill his political life. Under pressure from his mother and his political aides, she relented with the condition that they lead separate lives which they did to a certain extent. The Roosevelt’s built a cottage for her called “Val Kill” where she could live, not far from Hyde Park. She was a dutiful wife. When FDR was stricken with polio in 1921 she became his caretaker. Although his legs were permanently paralyzed he ran for Governor of New York, and Eleanor began serving as a stand-in for her husband, making public appearances and speeches on his behalf. He won easily. Eleanor became an yourincreasing skin, hair & nails. influential leader in the party especially among women. Next stop the White House. In 1932 the American public wasn’t aware that FDR didn’t have use of his legs. Eleanor crossed the country giving speeches for her husband. 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Will our response be negative or positive? Will we focus on the light, and find new ways of being? It is never too late! As we travel our path this year, let us remember to reach out to those in need, as we do, we keep the warmth of caring and sharing, in their lives, as well as our own. And so, let our intention be one of hope, peace and joy, as we sit down for our meals with friends and love ones, not just for a day, but always! And lets remember to share a plate with a neighbor who may be alone! !! May you all have a Healthy, Loving, Joyful and Peaceful Holiday. See you on the path, Anna econd to None Trivia Time Submitted by Kevin T. Smith 1. Which daughter of D.S. President had a pony named Macaroni? 2. Did astronaunt Frank Borman, Commander of Apollo 8, walk on the moon? 3. What is the term given for collector of postage stamps? 4. Complete this common proverb. The Early Bird catches..... 5. What was the first day of the 21st century? 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Please contact the Administration Office and give your name and address for this assistance. Laugh Lines Submitted by Kevin T. Smith 1. Bob “So, Bill, what’s your son going to be when he’s passed his college finals?” Bill: “An old man.” 2. The tragedy ofthe flea is that he knows for certain that all of his offspring will go to the dogs. 3. Teacher: “Class, what is the safest way to keep milk from going sour?” Tommy: “leave it in the cow!” 4. Farm Hands Wanted-Take ajob on our sheep farm and learn about profit-shearing. 5. Uncle Joe had the shortest will ever. It read: “Being of sound mind, I spent all my money.” 30 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 Like Us On Facebook DECEMBER 2014 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES 31 AD 4688 Bonnie Smith Previously broker/owner of Jacqueline Realty. Now at ERA Byrne Realty. Sales Specialist in all the Adult Communities of Ocean County. 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Opens at 5 PM; closed Sundays. 732-988-6565 Specials are TUES. & WED, Tour of Italy menu 2 for 1 dinners for $36.95. OCT TO APRIL. Includes antipasto for 2, penne pasta, entree; 8 items, dessert and coffee. Quaint place with attentive waiters and tablecloths. BYOB. Several blocks north of Bradley Beach Cinema. You won’t be disappointed. MONA L1SA - 1635 Bay Ave., corner of Bay and Bridge Ave. Make a left and you are right there. Early Bird Mon.,Tues., Wed., Thurs. 4:00 to 5:45 PM, 2 for 1, $26.95. 732-899-1999. Includes soup, salad and entree. Early bird on Sunday $12 and up, 4 to 5:45 PM. Excellent Food. IL BOCCONE - (formerly La Strada), 1643 Rt. 88 W, in back of Brick Hospital. 732 840-6900. Luncheon Menu till 3 pm. $10 to $12 comes with salad, BYOB. Dessert a little high. MR. SHRIMP - Belmar, Rt. 71 where Rt 35 meets. GREAT LUNCH, 11:00 until 3 PM, available as long as guests are seated by 3:00 PM. Broiled tilapia, $6.95. 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Twilight Dinner, Sun. to Fri. 12 to 6 PM, SAT. 3 to 6 PM. Salad bar or soup, entrees, dessert and beverage starts at $16.95, excellent portions, good service, window seating available. Bar menu. Watch for future monthly listings for your dining pleasure and savory delight. NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT LIC#13VH01279200 FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED • PROMPT SERVICE Tom Allen BRICK, NEW JERSEY LICENSE #13833 732-295-8900 www.semperfielectric.com Call for pricing to replace your Federal Paciﬁc Electric panel before it’s too late! L our #1 priority Serving your community is DECEMBER 2014 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES 33 34 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 Robert N. 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DECEMBER 2014 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES 39 Holiday Images It’s time to prepare for the holidays - Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. The main subjects are family and friends. This time of year we often see relatives and loved ones that we haven’t seen for a while. We want to capture the festive atmosphere and good time that everyone is enjoying. What can we do to make these images look relaxed and more professional? For candid shots make certain you’re prepared -- have your camera ready and watch the subject for the expression you want. If you aren’t ready the shot will be gone before you press the shutter. Most holiday shots will be taken 40 THE GREENBRIAR TIMES DECEMBER 2014 indoors so don’t forget to use your camera’s flash. For portraits and group shots get yourself set up first, and then prepare your subject. If you keep them waiting you will not get a natural relaxed image. For portraits choose a background that’s festive, but not too busy. Have your subject(s) turn their shoulders slightly so they are not too square to the camera. When photographing grandchildren or pets try to get eye level with them, rather than shooting down at them. I also like to photograph the festive holiday decorations. These often make fun shots and they can be used on your holiday cards next year. Don’t forget the rule of thirds (also from a previous photo tip). Rather than placing your subjects in front of the Christmas tree, move them slightly to one side. If shooting the dinner table set for the holiday feast, have the host stand at one side of the table about 1/3 of the way from the end, rather than centered at the end of the table. These techniques will help improve your images holiday images. Have a great holiday season, a happy and healthy New Year and remember to have fun with your camera.
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