FOUR SEASONS at Manalapan

K. HOVNANIAN’S®
Four Seasons at Manalapan
An Active Adult Community
The Official Publication of the Four Seasons at Manalapan Homeowners Association, Inc.
Volume 8, Number 4
www.fourseasonsatmanalapan.com
APRIL 2015
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Pegasus Press Staff
Editor-in-Chief............................................................... Richard Leimsider
Distribution Editor................................................................ Warren Carter
Photographic Editor..........................................................Harvey Salzman
Copy Editor.......................................................................... Bernard Jacks
Production Proof Reader..................................................... Warren Carter
Copy Assistant/Columnist................................................. JoAnn Abraham
Columnists at Large ............................................... Steven Blumerman,
Sue Goulden, Kal Silverman, Carol Krimko, Bunny Libenson,
Anne Quatrochi, Stuart Speck, Bernard Jacks, Steve Resnick
Research Assistant.............................................................. Warren Carter
Photography Sub-committee....................................... Eleanor Goldstein,
Harvey Salzman, Jerry Simon, Kim Silverman
Distribution Staff........................................ Warren Agate, Ellen Deutsch,
Laurie Feldman, Murray Friedman, Christine Fornes, Hannah Gold,
Diane Goldstein, Gail Lassoff, Arnie Lifland, Barbara Scheinerman,
Iris Silverman, Dave Sobel, Stuart Speck, Barry Tepp, Lydia Leimsider
Past Editors.............................................. Andrea Shorr, Bunny Libenson,
Carol Krimko, Maria Sabatino, Barbara Sugarman
by Richard Leimsider
Rain gets a lot of bad press. After all, it does squelch all those nice
parades. It postpones so many promising baseball games, sending soggy,
disappointed fans home without the exhilaration of ninth inning heroics
(or the agony of humiliating defeat). It creates travel nightmares; the term
“driving rain” doesn’t exactly connote a pleasant journey. Most of all, it is,
well, wet: wet as in “soaked to the bone”, wet as in the rather unpleasant
odor of a sodden dog’s fur, wet as in squishy socks and shoes, courtesy
of that camouflaged puddle. Add a little wind, and your umbrella does its
“inside-out” dance, leaving you struggling with twisted cloth and metal
while simultaneously relegating you defenseless against the descending
droplets.
It doesn’t stop there, oh no. Rain, in so many popular songs is the
harbinger, nay, the avatar, of love lost, love unrequited. Remember, in Del
Shannon’s “Runaway”:
I’m a-walkin’ in the rain
Tears are fallin’ and I feel the pain
Wishin’ you were here by me
To end this misery
and Dee Clark’s “Raindrops”
Since my love has left me
I’m so all alone…
There must be a cloud in my hea-ea-ea-ead
Rain keeps falling from my eye-eyes
Oh no they can’t be teardrops
For a man ain’t supposed to cry
or the Cascades’ “Rhythm of the Rain”
Community Services
Community Property Manager Kimberlee Weisneck 732-786-1725
[email protected]
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44 Palomino Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Fax - 732-786-1728
Lifestyle Director
Diane Sheehan 732-786-1727
[email protected]
Four Seasons at Manalapan Clubhouse
732-786-1724
44 Palomino Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726-9566
Assitant Property Manager
Debbie Impresa 732-786-1725
[email protected]
Gatehouse (Security)
732-446-6478
Emergency Services
800-956-1097
Warranty Services
1-800-428-2516
Jane [email protected]
Important Phone Numbers
Emergency phone numbers during non-business hours (5 P.M. - 8 A.M.)*
In the event that you have a true emergency after normal business hours,
call the number for the following emergencies:
Plumbing Emergency............. F & W Mechanical......................... 732-286-4747
HVAC Emergency.................. Kool Vent........................................ 732-905-3756
Electric Emergency................. Mac Electrical Contractors..............732-684-1129
...........................................................................................................732-522-7088
*In the event that you experience an emergency after normal business hours, please inform your
Homeowner Service Coordinator on the next business day.
Emergency phone numbers during normal business hours (8 A.M. - 5 P.M.)
Fire & Rescue.......................... Manalapan Fire Dept...................Emergency 911
........................................................................................................ 732-462-1112
Police................................................................................................................911
........................................................................................................ 732-446-4300
Electric Company.................... JCP&L............................................ 800-662-3115
Gas Company.......................... NJ Natural Gas Co......................... 800-221-0051
Telephone Company................ Verizon........................................... 800-675-9966
Sewer....................................... Western Monmouth Utility Authority
........................................................................................................ 732-446-9300
Garbage................................... Manalapan Twp............................. 732-446-8404
Irrigation................................. Down to Earth......................... 800-280-1837 x15
Water...................United Water Matchaponix, Inc........................ 732-446-5102
K. HOVNANIAN’S FOUR SEASONS AT MANALAPAN
K. Hovnanian Homeowner Service Office
110 Fieldcrest Avenue, Edison, NJ 08818 • Phone 732-225-4001 / Fax 732-623-6925
Cover and Centerfold
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A-L-L Irrigation questions, concerns or EMERGENCIES
should be directed to Down to Earth Irrigation
800-280-1837 x15 – Jessica, at any time
(day / night / weekend)
Rain please tell me now does that seem fair
For her to steal my heart away when she don’t care
I can’t love another when my heart’s somewhere far away
There, you see. The optimists try to paper over the despair by telling
us that line about April showers bringing May flowers… hmm, actually I
do remember a song with an implied happy ending…
Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say
Please share my umbrella
Bus stop, bus goes, she stays, love grows
Under my umbrella*
And then, there’s this iconic poem:
Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.**
And let’s not forget about those exquisite rainbows…
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*From “Bus Stop” by the Hollies
** “April Rain Song” by Langston Hughes
Statement of Editorial principles
Pegasus Editorial Staff
The goal of the Pegasus Press, the official publication of the Four Seasons at
Manalapan community, is threefold:
-To provide information to residents of [email protected] from the Board of Trustees, its
committees and clubs, the property management company, and the township
-To inform the residents of [email protected] as to social, cultural, and educational events
in the community and surrounding area
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spirit and goodwill among residents
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of the respective authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the [email protected]
community or its editors. We assume no responsibility for the contents or the accuracy of the same.
Pegasus Press reserves the right to reject, edit, or condense all submissions and
will not accept any article it deems libelous, inflammatory, plagiarized, or in bad taste.
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Homeowners Association. The publisher and not the editorial staff of this publication have solicited most advertisers. We disclaim all responsibility for the goods and
services advertised herein.
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Four SeasonsAt Manalapan
Letter From The Editor
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K. HOVNANIAN’S®
Pegasus Press • April 2015
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From Your Board of Trustees
Rick Gross
FYI
Stu Abraham
David Miller
Gene Avidano
Janet Adrian
Professionally managed by Taylor Management Company
44 Palomino Drive • Manalapan, NJ 07726 (732)786-1725
Bulletin #8 — March 10, 2015
Common Area Fallen Tree Removal — Homeowner Intervention Policy
This FYI is intended to address requests by homeowners to be allowed to arrange for the removal of fallen trees from common areas behind their
homes.
Over the years there have been a number of requests from homeowners to allow them to remove fallen trees in the treed common areas behind their
homes. This note establishes the procedures for such action. It should be noted that "common areas" are distinguished from "conservation easement”
areas. Per the existing conservation easement agreement with Manalapan Township, fallen trees in a designated "conservation easement" area may not
be removed.
While the HOA cannot undertake the fiscal responsibility for dealing with fallen trees in the common areas behind homes, the following procedure
has been established to permit homeowners to address their concerns about fallen trees.
In the event that a homeowner wishes to remove a fallen (non-hazard) tree from a common property area adjacent to the homeowner's home, the
area not otherwise maintained by the HOA, and which is generally referred to as “woods" and not a conservation easement , the following shall apply:
Step 1: The homeowner requests approval to remove the fallen tree by petitioning the Grounds Committee;
Step 2: It is understood that if the work is approved, the approval is conditioned upon the requirement that the work must be performed by the
landscaper then being utilized by the HOA;
Step 3: If approval is granted, the homeowner is solely responsible for the costs of the work. Costs are to be paid directly to the landscaping company;
Step 4: As appropriate, upon recommendation from the Grounds Committee, the BOT may direct that neighboring homeowners may be approached
prior to giving approval;
Step 5: Upon recommendation by the Grounds Committee, the HOA Board of .Trustees will consider the request for final approval.
A MOMENT OF GREAT PRIDE AT 4 SEASONS: THE RAISING
OF A POW-MIA FLAG MARCH 19, 2015
By David Miller
As we residents came to the Clubhouse over the years to enjoy our various social activities, most of us barely noted the flags flying outside. The
vivid colors of the Red White and Blue American flag always stood out, but there were two others, a New Jersey state flag and one from K Hovnanian.
About six months ago, Ernie Di'Orio attended one of the Community's Board of Trustees meetings. A Four Seasons resident, Armed Forces veteran
and now Chairman of the Manalapan Township Veterans Advisory Committee, he mentioned to the Board his dismay that we were not flying a POWMIA flag. The Board noted the presence of the builder's flag, and said flag had to fly, as long as the builder was formally present in the Community. The
Board promised to remove the K Hov flag when the builder eventually departed in the coming Winter and replace it with a POW-MIA flag. As soon
after the builder's departure as could be arranged, the day arrived.
Thursday, March 19th, was clear, sunny and cold. The wind was strong and the temperature was palpably low. Mayor Jack McNaboe, Deputy Mayor
and Four Seasons resident, Mary Ann Musich and the Board of Trustees were present, but this day was for the 50 or 60 veterans in attendance, proudly
wearing their military colors and insignia. The cold didn't bother them. In fact, it seemed to invigorate them.
The group gathered at the flagpoles in front of the Clubhouse, Mayor McNaboe gave words of thanks for the service of the veterans, and the ceremonies
began. The K Hov flag was lowered and, as it was about to hit the ground, several veterans rushed up to gather it in. There was no particular sentiment
for the builder, but this group knows the respect that any retiring flag is entitled to.
Ernie Di’Orio offered sentiments about the occasion, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all, and a rendition of "Taps" sounded quietly in the
background. Though barely discernable, it brought tears to the eyes of nearly all in attendance.
Ernie and his fellow committeemen, Donald Klieger and Tony Lordo, attached the new POW-MIA flag, and it started up. "Hand Salute" was shouted,
fingertips touched eyebrows, and all eyes watched as the new flag went up. When the flag reached the top, "Recover" was shouted, salutes came down,
but all eyes continued to admire the new flag, flying in the strong breeze. Proudly, the assemblage dispersed, to repeat the ceremony at the flagpoles
near the main entrance, above the signage facing Route 33. Mission accomplished!
From the Desk Of
Your Lifestyle Director
Diane Sheehan
Hi Everyone,
Well here we are, I have been here over a month already, and let’s hope by the time you read this the snow and cold weather is behind us!!
Chorus Update: With approximately 36 residents interested in joining a chorus here in our community, three of those residents expressed an interest in leading this group. Look for an email announcing a meeting if you are one of those 36. If there is a pianist in the community who has an interest
in helping out, please contact me – [email protected] .
Senior Olympics Update: Be on the lookout for an email with more detailed information regarding dates, times, etc. The events are as follows
(subject to change without notice): Racewalking, Ladies Tennis, Men’s Tennis, Mixed Doubles, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Bocce, 8 Ball, 9 Ball, Straight
Pool, Golf, Bridge, Bowling, Swimming, Ping Pong.
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Pegasus Press • April 2015
Gene Avidano
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CANDIDATES FOR THE THREE POSITIONS
ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
I am seeking reelection to the board.
For the past 2 1/2 years I have had the privilege of being a member of the Board of Trustees. I am also currently,
the chair of the transition committee.
During my tenure, the board has started the transition process, formed a transition committee, approved three new
operating budgets and most recently hired a new management company including a new manager, ass't manager and
activities director.
We have also worked very closely with the township people to secure our interests with regard to the various bond
releases.
I would like to be reelected to the Board to continue the work on the transition committee and to work with the
new management company to help make sure that all the things we expect on both of these fronts come to fruition,
along with continuing to work on all the other issues in the community.
Gail Gnesin
11 WHIRLAWAY ROAD
I.
My motivation for seeking a position on the Board of Trustees of Four Seasons at Manalapan is multi-fold.
For the past eight years, I have enjoyed living in this exceptionally well-run community. The people of Four Seasons,
including the Board of Trustees, the chairpeople and volunteers for all of the many committees, as well as many others
who are dedicated to maintaining the wellbeing of the residents and their property are the reason for my satisfaction.
I believe I could help to support the existing Board's continuing needs by bringing my organizational, personal, and
management skills. In addition, as a woman who had a long tenure as the de facto supervisor of three high school
media centers over 26 years, having had oversight of budget, purchasing, staff management, and curriculum coordination in that environment, my point-of-view would add another dimension to the discussion and resolution of various
issues.
II.
My experience as an Educational Media Specialist in the Freehold Regional High School District for 26
years in schools with populations as high as 2400 people, as well as a teacher of English in a New York City public
school for 3 1/2 years, demanded the ability to plan and implement projects for both short-term and long-term benefit. For example, as library technology evolved—both hardware and software—keeping up-to-date required staying
within defined financial parameters as well as collaborating with administrators and teachers to find the best use of allocated funds. Over the course
of my tenure, I was instrumental in formulating a library technology strategy, developing the plan, petitioning for the needed funding, managing the
implementation of the plan, and continuing to expand the technology as new resources became available. Also, having a unique position in my workplace environment required dealing directly with a vast array of temperaments and needs. This developed my ability to be conciliatory in order to find
common ground so that individual objectives could be met.
I was on the Board of Trustees for my religious organization for ten years, have been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Marlboro Free Public
Library for the past nine years and have served as the Recording Secretary for the past three years. In each of these positions as well as in my professional
life, adherence to financial constraints, an ability to compromise, and a capacity to understand the point-of-view of others have been critical to success.
III.While living at Four Seasons at Manalapan, I was on the Clubhouse Committee for two years and was a copy editor on the Pegasus Press from
its inception until two years ago. I am also involved in several unstructured activities which keep me busy within the community.
Arnie Klein
6 ARCARO ROAD
Resident of the community with my wife Susan for 5+ years
I would like to run for trustee at Four Seasons because I feel with my background and experience as listed below
I would be an asset to the current board and the community as a whole.
The following is my experience outside of FSM that I feel will help me be an effective trustee:
•
President, Vice President and Trustee of a local Temple
•
President and Vice President on the Manalapan-Englishtown Bd of Ed.
•
Vice President of a Surety Bond company for 13 years
•
Vice President for various banks for over 20 years
•
President and Treasurer of a local business networking organization
During my six years on the Board of Ed I was on the personnel, budget and negotiation sub-committees. While
working at the Surety Bond Company I handled the administration and branch operations. While in the banking field
I was a branch manager and was involved in branch administration where employees concerns were always foremost
in my job.
I believe in open and active communication with everyone in the community. The worst thing is when people don't know or understand what is
going on.
Current and previous volunteer experience at FSM
• Current Chairman of the Social Committee for the past 3+years
• Treasurer of the Social Committee for 1 year
• Former member of the ACC Committee for 2+years
• Organizer of the Wine Club and its first president
• Current member of the Ad Hoc Gambling Committee
• Former member of the Election Committee
• Organizer of the weekly bowling league for the past two seasons
• Head of the Senior Olympics bowling team
• Harvest Festival Co-Chairman the past three years
What is needed on the Board of Trustees is someone to address the concerns of the community while at the same time making sure they are within
their fiduciary responsibility. I feel I am ready to take on the responsibilities of a trustee and help direct our community forward.
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Pegasus Press • April 2015
Election Committee
Announcement
In May 2015, the homeowners of FSAM will elect three homeowners
to fill the upcoming three vacancies on the Board of Trustees.
As of the February 23 filing deadline, three homeowner candidates filed
to run in the election. We are fortunate that Gene Avidano, Gail Gnesin and
Arnie Klein have come forward to run for Trustee.
Our bylaws state that a quorum of at least 25% of the occupied households must vote in order to have a valid election. Even though there are three
candidates for three positions, we still need a quorum of eligible homeowners
to vote in order for the new Trustees to take their seats.
All eligible homeowners will be able to vote by attending the HOA
meeting in May, or by giving their proxy to someone who does attend the
meeting, or simply by filling out and returning an absentee ballot at least one
day before the HOA meeting. You should have already received a mailing
containing statements from the three candidates and more information on
how to cast your vote. Remember that your vote is important. Even though
this is an uncontested election, we need a quorum of households voting to
have a valid election. Please contact the Management Office if you have
any questions.
Thank you to Gene for being willing to serve another term on the HOA
Board, and welcome to Gail and Arnie! Thank you for coming forward to
become part of the leadership of our Homeowners Association!
The Election Committee. Condolences
Compiled by Bunny Libenson
Condolences to Robbie Alhadeff upon the passing
of his brother-in-law Yeuda Salama on January 30th
in Israel.
The Written Word...
Some thoughts about April…
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything”
“Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.”
William Shakespeare
“The April winds are magical
And thrill our tuneful frames
The garden walks are passional
To bachelors and dames”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the
other 364 days of the year.”
Mark Twain
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Do you have a favorite poem or some favorite quotations or lines from
a play? Have you written a short memoir or essay that others might find
interesting? Would you like to see your original writing in print? Here’s
your chance. Submit it or them for our “Written Word” column. Send all
submissions directly to me at [email protected] for review.
Richard Leimsider, Editor
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Prior Studies on page 35
Some Things To Think About Or Do
After A Storm Or Black-Out
Now that we have had a chance to catch our breaths after the things that
have happened during and after a blackout, snow, ice or high wind events,
let's take a step back and think about the little things that we may take for
granted, like a warm, dry house.
Obviously we looked for the puddles of water to be sure that we don’t
have broken pipes or leaks in the roofs or ceilings. Don’t wait till it starts
raining. You can go outside and make a casual inspection of the outside
of your house to look for places water could enter. Take along a pair of
binoculars so that you can step back a little from the house and look up
onto the roof.
See if the shingles are still in place or are torn away or are standing up
or otherwise not as they should be. See if the gutters are in place and connected to the roof. If things are not as they should be, don’t climb up on the
roof. Call a repair service before the rains come and have the repairs made
before the rains get into the roof and into your house. The same applies to
the trim and the sidings and the shutters, etc.
Walk around the outside of your house and see that the lights and
assorted electrical fixtures that are attached around the house are still in
their proper positions. If not, check to see if they light up and then call
the electrician or appropriate service person depending on what’s wrong.
Also remember to check your grill and its connection to the gas line or the
propane tank.
Check the trees on your property to see if they are standing upright and
that they are facing in the same direction and that the wind hasn’t turned
the tree around in a different direction. This is especially important in a
relatively young tree, since such a young tree will try to return to its original
direction and could die in the process. This should be reported to the proper
authorities so that they can rotate the tree, ball and all, to its original position.
We all remember (hopefully) to change the batteries in our smoke alarms
and detectors annually. However, after a blackout or loss of electricity for
any significant period of time our smoke alarms are now relying on these
batteries so that when we get our electricity back we should change the batteries since they are now somewhat depleted and we want a fully-charged
back-up in our smoke alarms and detectors.
Most of us have cell phones, but in an emergency, how many of us have
the necessary emergency numbers readily available on our phones? Could
you really remember an emergency number in an actual emergency? Maybe
911, but a gas leak, the local hospital, or whatever. Well, now is the time,
right after reading this article, to start a section in your phone for emergency
numbers and contacts, even who to call if you are injured. What’s the old
saying? “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Ask Roy
Roy Nathan, a member of the Homeowner Maintenance Committee, is a retired engineer. He is available to answer any questions that
you may have concerning your home. He can be reached by phone at 732-851-6855 where such questions can be directed to Roy.
This will be a direct confidential conversation between the homeowner and Roy. Community members should know that the Code of
Ethics of the Homeowner Maintenance Committee requires that all committee members keep all personal information confidential. The committee may use a
general problem for an investigation to share with the community but personal information will be held in strict confidence.
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CLUB NEWS
Men’s Club News
By Steve Judovin
I am one of the original members of the Men’s Club, so I’ve witnessed
the growth of the membership from a handful of guys to the present membership in the hundreds. I’ve noticed the changes in many of the members
as time has gone by.
I’ve seen hair turn grayer, faces get more wrinkled, and some of the men
slow down a bit. I know quite a few guys who now take involuntary naps
while watching TV, during card games, and even while eating breakfast at
our meetings.
While age does have some unwelcome effects, I’m convinced that it’s
true that the older we get the wiser we become. For example, one of our
“older” members recently cancelled his burglar alarm contract and disconnected his home’s alarm system. Then he bought a Pakistani flag and an
Iranian flag and put them on poles attached to each side of his garage.
Now the local police, county sheriff, state police, FBI, CIA, NSA,
Homeland Security, and Secret Service are all watching his house 24/7.
He says he’s never felt safer and is saving 35 bucks a month. He’s living
proof – older and wiser!
Speaking of being wise, all you fellows would be smart to consider
visiting or calling the advertisers in the Men’s Club calendar. I’m sure you
realize that your $20 dues doesn’t go very far. Most of the free food and
subsidized shows and events you get as a member of the Men’s Club are
paid for by the revenue from the calendar. So by supporting the advertisers
you’re supporting the calendar, and in turn your Men’s Club.
There are nine eateries advertised in the calendar, plus numerous pro-
fessionals and local businesses. So give them a try and don’t forget to tell
them that you live in Four Seasons and saw their ad in the calendar. Then
hopefully they’ll continue to support us by taking out ads next year … so
that you can keep eating for free.
Upcoming Events:
Sunday April 12 Monday April 20 Monday April 27
Sunday May 3
Friday May 8
Tuesday May 12
Saturday May 16 Tuesday June 9
Tuesday June 16 Friday June 19
Saturday July 11 Thursday July 23 Breakfast Meeting
Lecture Series with guest speaker
Indian Point Nuclear Plant Trip
Annual BBQ – free to members
Show in Clubhouse – live entertainment
Maryland golf trip (3 days)
CPR Training
West Point Trip
Blue Claws – members only
Blue Claws – with grandkids
Live Concert – to benefit Ronald McDonald House
Trenton Thunder
Lots more in the works, including shows, trips, golf, and family day
(save the date – Aug. 15).
And don’t forget our breakfasts at Gus’s on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
every month
Spring is here! Golf! Tennis! Walks! Biking! Allergies! Porcelain, and more
Partial or entire estates
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the Veterans Hospital visiting wounded Vets, you'll know why we do this.
We want to do something to honor those Americans who have gone to war
to protect our way of life only to come home half a person —physically
and mentally. Their families are destroyed, yet they still go on and believe
in what they did for all of us, preserving our freedoms and this country.
We think they deserve a little bit of gratitude, knowing that we care. We
would like to try to make a small difference in their lives and the lives of
their families.
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we did as a team. We always try to keep our end goal —raising money for
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imagination to try to create something appealing, something others would
be willing to purchase and present as a gift knowing the good it could do.
This year, we will be offering hostess gift sets, hand-made coasters, napkin
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cost. We are especially blessed to have several artists with us who hand
decorate our birdhouses and flowerpots along with Rosemarie Karen who
hand painted several large trays with floral motifs. And please remember, if
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lovely women.
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CLUB NEWS
Women’s Club
6th Annual Breast Cancer
Awareness Walk
Set For October 3rd, 2015
The Women's Club is proud to sponsor our
community's 6th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness
Walk. This major event will take place at 9:00AM
starting in our Clubhouse ballroom as the room
fills with a sea of pink tee shirts.
For those of you new to the Four Seasons at
Manalapan, please join your neighbors, friends
and family either by walking or cheering us on.
Even last year's inclement weather couldn't
rain on our parade. We live in an amazing and
generous community.
FSM Women's Club
The Women’s Club Paid Up Membership Brunch will be on Sunday, June
14, 2015 at Battleground Country Club in Manalapan. Please join old and
new friends for a wonderful spring morning of great food and conversation!
Folders will be on the rounder in the Clubhouse lobby soon. There will
be a maximum of 12 gals at each table. A $25.00 check, made out to Four
Seasons Manalapan Activity Fund (FSM) will hold your spot and will be
refunded to you at the event.
If you are new to our community and need help with seating, we will
be delighted to help you find a great table. This event is open to paid up
members only. If you have not renewed your membership, please be sure
to renew before you sign up.
Any questions:
contact Janet Gross- [email protected]
FSM Women's Club
Judy Epstein and Carol Lifland
FSM Women's Club Co-Presidents
By the time you read this, hopefully Spring will have sprung, the weather
has warmed up, the birds are singing, and some early blooming flowers and
leaves on the trees have started to bud, and most of all, our Snowbirds have
started to return to Four Seasons.
As always, your FSM Women's Club has been busily preparing some
wonderful activities for our members. Here they are:
Wednesday afternoon, April 15, in our Clubhouse:
Shelly Strickler will tell all about "The Naughty Boys of Politics." There
will be a buffet luncheon catered by Destino's. The cost is $27 per person
and is open to WC members only. The cut-off date for sign up and check
refund is April 8.
Thursday evening, April 23, there is a bus trip to the George Street
Films and Lectures for the Spring Season Playhouse to see "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me". This play has replaced
the original offering of "Six Degrees of Separation."
As the temperatures slowly rise, daylight hours increase, snowbirds
Before the show, there will be dinner at "Old Man Rafferty's. The cost
return, we look forward to the outdoor seasons ahead. Learning 4 All for the bus, dinner, and the show is $90 pp and is open to WC members
Seasons is ready to present our Spring Films and Conversation series and only. There will be two buses with a total of 70 theater tickets reserved.
our always-stimulating Lecture Series.
Cut-off date for sign up and refund is April 2.
Our committee has been busy searching and previewing films in order
On Wednesday, May 6, our WC Learning 4 All Seasons presents our
to choose those that will provide our audience with a selection that will second Author Luncheon at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingentertain and encourage post film conversation.
dale, New Jersey. Our guest speaker is Julie Orringer, author of the book
"The Invisible Bridge."
The dates and film titles are listed below:
The sign up folders are on the lobby carousel. This event is open to
friends and family (Women only.) The cost is $55 for WC members and
Tuesday, April 14 - "The Intouchables"
$60 for non-members. Sign up by table or we will be happy to seat you.
The cut-off date for signing up and receiving refunds is April 15.
Thursday, April 30 - "Owl and the Sparrow"
Hold the date of June 14 for our WC paid up membership brunch aka
PUM to be held at Battleground CC.
Monday, May 11 - "Akeelah and the Bee"
As always, watch for our monthly Women's Club Newsletter, sent to
you via e-mail by our very own Media specialist, Marilyn Grad aka FINDTuesday, May 26 - "My Sister's Sister"
NAME. You will find a wealth of information in our Newsletter with regard
to all of our Women's Club activities.
Our Spring lecture series will offer a variety of topics to inspire and
Watch for e-blasts with regard to Learning 4 All Seasons films and lecexcite us.
tures, our future trips, our Share and Care Projects, and any other Women's
On Tuesday, May 19, we will learn about mindfulness when Ken Verni, Club activities.
director of the New Jersey Center for Mindful Awareness brings his expertise
New members are always welcome. See our membership folder on the
to Four Seasons.
lobby carousel. We look forward to meeting and greeting all of our members
On Thursday, June 4, Larry Wolfert, Olliru instructor, will entertain us at our upcoming events.
with his talk on 20th century comedians.
Your FSM Co/Presidents
On Friday, April 24, Anne Devlin, retired teacher and film lecturer, will
show and discuss the film "Kiss Me Kate" with music and lyrics by Cole
Porter.
The film series sign up folder will be on the rounder as you are reading
Joan Bilmes has a new Granddaughter!
this article. This series of four films with yummy refreshments will cost
Gia Rae Ladnzinski was born on Thursday, January
$15. As always, you must be a Women’s Club member to join us. All films
29th, 2015.
will begin at 1P.M. in the ballroom.
The lecture series sign up folder will be on the rounder by the last week
5 pounds 10 ounces.
in March. The cost for the lecture series will be $15 for Women’s Club
Heather and Brian Ladnzinski are the proud parents.
members only. All lectures begin at 1PM in the Men’s Card Room.
We are looking forward to having you join us for all these highly
enriching events.
Our planning meetings will begin soon. All
residents are invited to make our OCTOBER
3rd walk as special as those in the past. Look
for upcoming articles and eblasts for more
information or contact Diane Goldstein at
beeg4aol.com. Learning 4 All Seasons
Congratulations
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT
GROUP
A folder will be placed in the rounder
for everyone to sign up.
The cost of membership is $18.00 per
household, singles are able to bring a
guest.
by Goldie Golden
Please make checks payable to:
“FSM Activity Fund”
CHEMO-BRAIN
Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you were there? Have
you ever tried to get a word or thought out and it does not come? I am sure
these have happened to all of us at one time or another and it was not a big
deal. But, for some women with breast cancer, who have had chemotherapy,
this is upsetting. Women experience thinking and memory problems and
describe this as being in a mental fog. This is called "CHEMO-BRAIN".
Some doctors believed these symptoms were just a figment of the patient's imagination. They were not sure what Chemo-Brain was because
many other factors can cause mental change. Head trauma, medications,
some diseases, menopause and aging can all be contributing factors. Now,
however, many physicians feel Chemo-Brain is a true side effect of chemotherapy.
Chemo-Brain symptoms can include -*
[email protected] Women's Club
Programming for 2015
. Difficulty concentrating
. Finding the right words
. Multi-tasking
. Being organized
. Short attention span
. Trouble with verbal and visual memory
Judy Epstein and Carol Lifland, CoPresidents
Please check your e-mails for e-blasts and WC Newsletter for complete
WC Program information. We may add or possibly delete events as we
continue planning ahead.
PLEASE BE SURE WE HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS
These symptoms can begin during cancer treatment and continue for
months or years after treatment. Many times this will get better.
Ideas to help manage changes -*
. Exercise your brain with crossword puzzles and number games
. Keep a regular schedule
. Practice relaxation techniques
. Use calendars, planners or lists
. Divide tasks, take a break between each one
. Exercising your body helps with stress, fatigue and depression
. Get lots of rest
Remember, memory problems happen to everyone. It is best to be
open and honest about your symptoms. Talk with your doctor, family and
friends so they can understand and help you.
Our Breast Cancer Support Group is comprised of women who have
traveled the rocky road of breast cancer. We share, learn, listen and laugh.
We are here to help you survive and thrive.
Please remember early detection is very important. Make an appointment for your yearly mammography, discuss other screenings, have a breast
exam and report any changes to your doctor.
Any questions, please call Diane Goldstein at 732-446-2443, Flo Miller
at 732-536-3375, or me, Goldie Golden at 732-851-6637.
There will be no April meeting due to the Easter/Passover holiday.
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"A women is like a tea bag, you can't know
how strong she is until you put her in hot water"
-Eleanor Roosevelt
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• Prints need not be mounted or framed
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• There is no limit to the number of submissions from any one person
• Prints will be returned
• The winning photographs will be selected by Photography Club members
• Limit of one free membership per person
• All submissions must be received by June 12, 2015
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The Weekend Gardener
Anne Quatrochi
Hi gardeners,
During my Florida vacation in February, I visited, among other things, two
gardens. The weather was warm and sunny and I was in my element…plants galore.
The first place we went to was Harry P. Leu Gardens, N. Forest Ave, Orlando,
a diverse collection of plants. When you enter the welcome center they have a
great gift shop. As we strolled there were various gardens - patio, bird, perennial,
fragrance, wildflower, bog, citrus and shade gardens.
Several whimsical sculptures made by a Florida artist were displayed throughout
the gardens. They were all frogs and I am submitting a photo of one with this article.
The Leu garden is home to the largest documented camellia collection in Eastern North America. It consists
of over 200 varieties which bloom from mid-October through March. Many, many colors and varieties were in
bloom. (I have a red camellia in my garden that I purchased at Rare Find Nursery, Jackson. If I had more room
I would get another plant; they have shiny leaves year-round and bloom in the spring in NJ.) In the heart of the
Leu garden is a historic home that has been restored to exemplify turn-of-the-century-Florida living.
Harry Leu was an Orlando native who built a successful industrial supply business and was very active in building central
Florida. He and his wife Mary Jane purchased this estate in 1936
and developed it into a local showplace. The museum is listed
on the National Registry of Historic Places and is Orlando’s only house-museum open to the public.
The 50-acre garden and home was donated to the city of Orlando. You can visit their web site at
www.leugardens.org We loved our walk thru this botanical oasis.
Our second excursion was to another National Historic Landmark, Bok Tower Gardens, Tower
Boulevard, Lake Wales. Their website is www.boktowergardens.org These gardens were established in
1929 by Edward W. Bok as a gift to the American people. The garden comprises 50 acres, designed by
landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. and is a contemplative and informal woodland setting.
(Mr. Olmstead also designed gardens at the White house; his father designed Central Park in Manhattan.)
In the Tower gardens there are acres of ferns, palms, oaks and pines. The area has flowering azaleas,
camellias and magnolias. You can step back in time there by visiting a luxurious, 1930’s Mediterraneanstyle, 20-room home called Pinewood Estate.
The focal point was the beautiful 205-foot marble and coquina Singing Tower, with mosaics, animal
carvings, custom iron work and daily carillon concerts. (Coquina is a mixture of limestone made from
shell and coral fragments.)
The Tower houses a 60-bell carillon, one of the world’s finest. It is beautiful and the bells ring out
half hour carillon concerts at 1 and 3 P.M., with short selections played on the hour and half hour. The
tower is pink, rising out of the top of 298-foot-high Lake Wales Ridge, the highest point on the peninsula
of Florida. It sits in front of a beautiful reflecting pool filled with koi. When we reached the tower we sat and took in the beauty of the area; looking out
over the landscape you can see miles of orange groves.
While walking through this lovely garden we came upon a stone with a very beautiful quote by Edward Bok mounted in front of the tower.
“MAKE YOU THE WORLD A BETTER
AND MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE
BECAUSE YOU HAVE LIVED IN IT”
My thoughts exactly. Mr. Bok surely made a beautiful place for all to enjoy.
RETIREMENT INVESTING
by Stuart Speck
The Value of Cash
Cash is King, almost. Everyone should have cash for emergencies
and living expenses. For the past six years the interest received from various cash investments has been almost nothing. The Federal Reserve Bank,
basing its actions on how the economy is doing, is poised to finally raise
short-term interest rates. When they do raise these rates, it will be a slow
process, essentially to be sure that the economy will not slip back into a
recession. The Federal Reserve Bank is also watching European and other
world economies that still have problems.
My investment philosophy is very transparent; buy only investments
that are totally liquid. By that I mean, buy only what you can see on your
computer, tablet, or smartphone, and are able to sell immediately for cash.
I preach investing for the long-term, three to five years, but sometimes
you need cash, and you have to sell. All the investments that I recommend
are liquid and transparent, so they can readily be converted to cash. The
dividends that many of these investments produce are (federally) taxed at a
maximum of 15%; the interest income from others is taxed at your marginal
tax rate. Many people with pensions and social security are (federally) taxed
at a rate higher than 15%.
Investing in cash (at current and historical low rates of return) is
always a losing proposition. This is because inflation reduces your buying
power by at least 2% a year. Yes, you will get your principal back, but the
purchasing power of your dollar decreases every year. It is also true if you
buy stocks or the equivalent mutual funds or ETFs that the value of your
investment can increase or decrease. That is why I recommend long-term
investment; buy and hold dividend yielding stocks or the equivalent. The
stock market is now at an all-time high; even if it goes down at some point,
history tells us that it always comes back. No guarantees, of course, but
history does tend to repeat itself. In 2009, when “the world was coming to
an end”, the Dow was at 14,000 – it proceeded to drop to 6,500, a decrease
of over 50%. Today, the Dow is over 17,000, an increase of over 100%.
Again, buy quality large cap dividend paying stocks that generally
increase their dividend every year. The price may fluctuate, but you will
still (hopefully) receive your dividends and pay taxes at the lower rate.
Preferred stocks also pay nice dividends, and these dividends are generally
“qualified”, which guarantees the lower tax rate.
Your asset allocation is extremely important. Your individual risk
tolerance will determine the percentage of equities and fixed income investments that you hold in your portfolio, whether they are in active, tax
deferred, tax exempt, or Roth IRA accounts. There are many quality large
capital stocks that have excellent credit ratings, higher than bond issues in
many instances. Do what you are comfortable with (after all, I want you
to sleep at night!) but take advantage of the great multinational companies
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Volume 8.2 By Steven Blumerman
Burger Bros
Recently opened at the end of January 2015, Burger Bros is a new chain restaurant, with a store
located in the A & P Shopping Center on Route 520 in Marlboro (just east of Route 79). This location, 460 County Road 520, is about 20 minutes from FSAM.
Outside, this place is not much to look at – just a plain store front with a sign overhead. Inside,
however, the restaurant is bright and spacious with plenty of booths and table seating. As you enter,
you pick up a paper menu, and then proceed to a cashier to place your order. After paying, find a
seat and someone will bring your food to your table (you’re given a number on a metal holder for
them to find you).
The burgers here were good. You have a wide selection of specialty items, veggie and turkey
burgers, sliders, crab cake and salmon burgers, etc. You can also add toppings for $.50 to $1.00 more
(sautéed onions, onion rings, guacamole, fried egg, etc). Burgers cost from about $7.00 to $10.00. As
you can see from the picture of my barbeque bacon cheeseburger, the burgers are of a reasonable size,
not huge but not tiny either. I found them tasty and filling – a big step from a McDonald's burger that
barely fills you up.
You can also get hot dogs in a number of varieties (cheesy dog, jalapeno dog, New Yorker, the Chicago, etc). I tried a plain one ($3.25) and it was good, especially as it was served on a thick Italian bread
‘bun’ and not the flimsy, more typical hot dog buns you normally get elsewhere. Tables have French’s
plain yellow mustard. A bit disappointing as I would prefer a spicier mustard to go with the dog (I did
find, however, a package of Gulden's brown mustard at the soda/supplies stand). Sandwiches, Philly
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New Dress Or No New Dress, That is The Question
By JoAnn Abraham
I don’t mean to seem ungrateful. I’m happy to celebrate with my friends
who are getting married. And with my relatives who are getting married.
And with my friends and relatives and their children when they get married
– even if it’s for the fourth time. But honestly, I don’t understand why I
have to get a new dress for each event.
I had only one wedding dress. True, I’ve had only one wedding. But I’ve
worn that dress more than once. One time I wore it to a Halloween party.
No one believed it really was THE dress, especially since, by that point,
I’d been married 40 years. True, there were about a dozen years when my
arm wouldn’t fit into the sleeve, but the year of the party it did. So I did.
Because I loved that dress, I was sure one of my offspring would wear
it. None would even consider the notion. I offered it to a cousin who was
marrying her significant other. She declined too. They wanted to wear
matching dresses.
I thought about dying the dress so I could wear it to OPWs, other
people’s weddings, but I couldn’t decide on a color. And even if I could
have, I had no guarantee that the old lace and the ancient satin would all
end up the same color. So I gave up on that idea. Which left me where I
am now: several invitations to lovely events for which I don’t have a dress
no one’s seen me wear.
What would happen, I wonder, if I just decided to show up wearing the
one I have; the one I’ve worn for the last year to every wedding; the one
everyone – my relatives, my friends, and even their children have seen.
What would happen if I wore that for another round of events?
Sure my dress would be seen again in all those photos. But My Prince
Charming (MPC) wears the same tuxedo and the roof tiles don’t fall down
on us. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, the shots of me at OPWs
have all been of me either sitting at a table or standing behind someone else
sitting at a table. So who’d really know if it was the same dress? Especially
if the photos only show from the shoulders up?
And actually MPC doesn’t always wear the same tux. He has three:
slim, not-so-slim, and oops. And then there’s the one that’s both slim and
oops. We’d gone on a cruise that had two formal dinners. I packed the same
outfit for both. He packed what he thought was the (large) tux, forgetting
he’d sent the pants out to be pressed but not the jacket. The night of the
first dinner he shaved, showered, and then grabbed the plastic bag that held
what he thought was his tux. Except the pants were missing.
“Not to worry,” I said. “I’m sure the ship’s store has something for you.”
So off we went, me dressed to the nines and he in a tee shirt and shorts.
The store did have something: a tux marked large. He tried on the jacket.
It fit. So, assuming the pants would also, we paid, and hustled back to the
room. Turned out that although the jacket was large, the pants were tiny.
Not small. Not slim. Tiny.
We managed, using safety pins, to get the pants to close, and off we
went to dinner. Of course, MPC had no room in his pants for food, but
he looked cute. Until he sneezed. Then we made a hasty exit, with him
following very close behind me.
Maybe I should just follow the example of my great aunt Sylvia. It was
she who decreed we couldn’t wear the dress a second time with the same
group of people. But when it came to her son’s engagement parties, the
rules changed.
She’d bought a very expensive dress for his first engagement party, but
the party lasted longer than the engagement. When next he announced his
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she assumed no one would recognize the dress, so she wore it again. I asked
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will be long and happy. So maybe I should just wear it until it wears out,
announcing that it brings good luck to the about-to-be newlyweds. I’m sure
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These are not questions I find easy to answer definitively. To me,
fresh is not stale; frozen is, well, not fresh, but not stale either. The answers
to these questions require a continuum, the application of a sliding scale.
Perhaps a sort of sliding scale of freshness is needed. Not unlike the answer
to the age-old query, “How many hairs must you lose to be considered
bald?” Don’t laugh, this is a question that subtly stands for the principle that
some things are not black and white; that sometimes a sliding scale may
be necessary where precision is not possible. These two questions “How
fresh is fresh? How frozen is frozen?” were suggested to me, and possibly
answered, by an MSN.com on-line article entitled 10 Things Grocery Stores
Won’t Tell You. I read it in December. It was written, or at least copyrighted,
by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg. The article listed revelations gleaned from
food industry surveys, and included statistics like, “The average American
household makes 1.6 trips a week to the grocery store, and spends an average
$102.90 a week.”
The first paragraph of the article, subtitled, “We’re terrified of Costco
and Walmart,” noted that this amount, this $102.90 spent weekly in grocery
stores by the average American household, is down from earlier years, in
part because of increased competition from stores like Walmart and Costco.
Therefore, the paragraph announced, the first thing grocery stores won’t
tell is that grocery stores are “terrified of Costco and Walmart.” That’s
the article’s word, “terrified.” Perhaps this word is a little strong. After
all, “terrified” is subjective. But you get the idea; on the baldness scale,
”terrified” is extreme, close to the edge of measurement, sort of at the no
hair at all, Yul Brenner end of the bald scale, I guess. Hard to believe big
chains like Wegmans and Stop & Shop and ShopRite are so concerned as to
be “terrified.” But, who am I to judge? And how could I, anyway? Ask them?
Some of the other things grocery stores won’t tell, according to this
article, are that their carts are filthy; that they are monitoring where you
go in the store and what you buy; that they have “tricks” to make you
spend, spend, spend (I guess the average American household spending
only $102.90 isn’t enough for them,) and on and on. As I read these items
I realized that the things in this article, and in other tell-all articles like it,
probably should be viewed with skepticism. I know, as you know, that these
types of articles, usually filled with statistics and survey results and gross
generalizations, are created with an eye towards shock value. I believe they
should at a minimum be taken with a grain of salt. And by taking them with
a grain of salt hopefully purchased at the local grocery store, you, too, can
help Wegmans and Stop & Shop and ShopRite to be less “terrified” of the
discount box stores
Three of the article’s “things grocery stores won’t tell you” were of
particular interest to me because they were, in fact, a little shocking; on
my shock scale at least, but maybe not on yours. The article reported that
the “mist” supermarkets apply to fruits and vegetables may be a problem
for consumers because the spray device, which the supermarket industry
representatives say is designed to keep the produce fresh, doesn’t keep
anything fresh, it only makes the stuff appear to be fresh. But the mist does
add cost to the produce, because the weight of the mist, which is just water,
makes the items heavier, and these items are sold by weight!
That isn’t too shocking, that stores mist fruits and vegetables so they
appear fresh. But raising the cost to the consumer by this deceptive practice
is shocking, not to mention a little underhanded. More shocking is another
paragraph in the article, sub-titled, “Our Fresh Foods Are Anything But.”
This paragraph cited a 2010 survey of 25 supermarkets in five countries
which claimed to find that the average apple being sold is 14 months old,
having been kept in cold storage for much of that time. According to this
study, the article said, fish may be displayed over ice and look fresh, but
actually had been frozen on the boat, who knows how long ago; that meat
and poultry often “sit for a while” and may be past their expiration dates.
Now, from my own experience I know that sometimes the yogurt on the
shelf in the refrigerator case may be close or past the expiration date clearly
(clearly?) stamped somewhere on the package. But that’s not the same
thing. That’s a day or two or maybe a week late. That’s not the same thing
as foods sold as “fresh” kept 14 months in frozen storage. 14 months in
storage for apples and other fruits and vegetables, all sold in grocery stores
under big signs that say things like FRESH FRUIT! FRESH VEGGIES!
FRESH PRODUCE! Who knows how many weeks or months for fish or
poultry or meat? How could this be, I asked myself.
But I didn’t have an answer. How to get an answer? I could reach out to
MSN.com or Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg, or to the people who conducted
the “independent study” way back in 2010. Or, better yet, because I really
don’t care if supermarkets in other countries do these things, or even
supermarkets in this country, as long as the supermarkets close to home
don’t do it, I could ask in the local grocery stores, Wegmans, Stop & Shop,
ShopRite. But would they know? Would the staff in the local store know
if the produce they received every night, trucked in from some warehouse
in another county or even another state, had been sitting cooling its heels
in some freezer; or for how long? Probably not, I realized. But, I thought,
the corporate officials should know, would know. And, if asked properly
by way of a consumer inquiry, they might even tell me!
Back to the computer I went, the very same computer I was on when
I read that article. Wegmans… Stop & Shop… ShopRite; Wegmans…
Stop & Shop… ShopRite. Yes! All three have on-line websites that ask
for consumer questions and input. I was off and running; off and typing,
anyway. To the designated official in each of the corporate offices I sent an
e-mail that asked two questions.
The first question was, “Are the fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry or fish
that you sell frozen & stored for more than 6 months before sale?”
The second question was based on the third of the article’s paragraphs
I had found somewhat shocking, that some supermarkets sell certain
items, such as nuts or cheese, at different prices in different sections of the
supermarket. For example, the cheese in the deli may be cheaper than the
same cheese in the specialty cheese department, if one exists. So question
number two was, “Do you sell certain identical items for different prices
in different areas of the store?
I e-mailed these questions to the corporate offices of all three supermarket
chains on January 4th. The next day I received an e-mail response from
Wegmans, as follows:
Thank you for your e-mail. We do not sell identical items at different
prices in different store departments. If an item is merchandised in two
spots in the same store, they will be the same price.
Certain produce items are only harvested once a year (such as apples,
potatoes, etc.) and the items are stored in special climate controlled
conditions in order to maintain their freshness until the following harvest.
This is the industry standard, and is the result of demand being year round
but growing conditions being seasonal.
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By Steve Resnick
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HOW FRESH IS FRESH? HOW FROZEN IS FROZEN?
I received nothing from Stop & Shop or ShopRite, but, I thought, they
could be busy. So I waited. And I waited some more, and then on January
23rd I wrote again; same questions. Only this time, I said I was writing
on behalf of a newspaper, The Pegasus Press. That worked, sort of. From
Stop & Shop I received an e-mail stating they would get back to me, soon.
From ShopRite Customer Care @wakefern.com I received the following
response:
Thank you for emailing ShopRite. As you may know, ShopRite stores
are owned and operated by independent companies. Wakefern provides
the stores with products and retail support services but the store owner
ultimately controls the day-to-day operation. We’ve forwarded your
comments to the owner of this location for further follow up with their
management team and asked that you be contacted. If we can be of any
assistance in the future, please let us know.
So far, as of this writing, the end of February 2015, I have received
nothing more from ShopRite, or Wakefern or Stop & Shop.
As a result of this forensic endeavor I have reached certain minimal
conclusions. First, that with respect to the fruit, Wegmans does do what
the article said some supermarkets do, even though, as one might expect,
Wegmans puts a different spin on it. Not good. And Wegmans denies selling
the same item at a different price in the same store. That second part’s good.
Second, ShopRite’s response could be construed as acknowledging the
frozen fruit, if not the double pricing, but seeks to shift the blame or the
credit to the local owners, saying that Shoprite/Wakefern “provides the
stores with products and retail support services…”. Products like apples?
This is the issue, isn’t it? But the store owners are the ones to ask about
this, says Shoprite/Wakefern, not the parent company that supplies them!
So I went to the local ShopRite, in Marlboro. I couldn’t find an “owner,”
so I asked three employees, two manager types wearing ties walking around
with clipboards, and one guy in a white smock who was stocking the fruit.
The two in ties told me they didn’t know, told me to call ShopRite/Wakefern;
I should call the same people who told me to ask locally! The guy in the
smock listened intently to my question while he worked. Then he stopped
putting out the glistening apples, scratched his head and said, “They wouldn’t
do that, store fruit that long, sell old fruit, would they?
In other articles we may discuss other legal topics. However, with the
topics discussed in this article, we are speaking in generalities, and nothing
written here should be construed as legal advice for a particular case. A
specific set of facts may invoke other legal principles and require a different
conclusion. It is always best to consult a lawyer, with all the facts of the case
so as to be able to ascertain exactly what your rights and responsibilities
are in a particular situation.
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A Would-Be Musician Finds The Right Fit
By Bernard Jacks
Nobody's dreams are immune to change. When I entered high school the mouthpiece and you can't return it - but it also fits the euphonium, and
in 1952, my father wanted me to play football. My mother wanted me to we need one in the band."
become valedictorian. I wanted to play trombone in the marching band. I
"What's a euphonium?"
saw myself parading on the sunny field in blue and gold, knees pumping,
"It's like a small tuba. It has almost the same range as a trombone, but
trombone flashing, and girls - particularly Ellen from English class - watch- it's all coiled up and has valves you press instead of a slide." He pointed
ing me with adoration.
to a three-foot-tall brass instrument. "How would you like to play that?"
I didn't own a trombone and didn't know how to play one, but our music
"I don't know. Can I smell it?"
department taught students any of the school's instruments. When I applied,
He still seemed troubled about selecting a musical instrument by smell,
Mr. Franks, the music teacher and bandmaster, said, "Great, we can always but said, "Go ahead. Check it out."
use another trombone. How long have you played?"
I picked it up. It didn't smell funny. It was shinier than the trombones,
"Well, never."
and not too heavy.
"No trombone?"
"You do use these in the marching band?"
"No."
"Well, yes, but I need a euphonium in the symphonic band - not the
"Any instrument?"
marching band. Think about it. In the marching band, you'd be lost in the
"No."
crowd. In the symphonic, there's only one euphonium. And we're giving a
"Can you read music?"
concert in three months in the auditorium, including the final movement of
"No."
Dvorak's "New World Symphony." There's a solo for euphonium ... a small
"We've got work to do."
one, but a solo. You wouldn't get that in the marching band."
"Yes, sir."
"A solo? I've never even played before!"
"First," he said, "you'll have to go to a music store and buy your own
"I'll coach you. The solo is easy. Just, 'di-di-di-dah-dah.' "
mouthpiece." This took some persuading of my parents, who didn't see a
I thought about this. If I accepted, my dream of marching in a blue and
trombone fitting their dreams of football and scholarship. That done, Mr. gold uniform, blaring out Sousa on my trombone, would be replaced by a
Franks admitted me to the band room. It was filled with drums, trumpets, folding chair on the auditorium stage, a fat mini-tuba, and ... di-di-di-dahclarinets, trombones, and a few instruments I couldn't identify.
dah. But the idea of a solo sounded good. My parents would be happy. It
"Pick a trombone," he said.
would surely impress Ellen from English.
There were eight, all in cases. I opened one, lifted the instrument to apLessons began with the basics: How to blow into the mouthpiece to
proximately playing position, waggled the slide a few times, then returned make a buzzing sound that would be amplified by the brass tubing. Then
it to its case. I did the same with the other seven.
12 weeks of concentrated music and instrument study in my spare periods.
"What's the problem?" he asked.
Eventually, I got creditable sounds out of the big brass and became the
"They smell funny."
symphonic band's principal - and only - euphonium player.
"What do you mean, 'funny'?"
The band rehearsed after school every day, and on the night of the per"They smell ... brassy ... metallic. It's pretty awful. I don't think I want formance, we were ready. Shirts and ties, neatly pressed pants. Parents and
to play them."
students seated. Mr. Franks brought down the baton, and we got through the
Mr. Franks had obviously spent his musical career concerned with how piece without too many mistakes. I wasn't allowed to play much because I
instruments sounded, not how they smelled, but he picked up a trombone and hadn't mastered the sharps and flats, but I got all the notes of my solo right.
tentatively sniffed around the outside of the bell. Then he tried two more.
Mom and Dad were proud. It didn't matter that Ellen from English had
"You're right. Metallic. Maybe it's the polish we use. Or don't."
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