4 Seasons @ Lakewood

Four Seasons
Times
Volume 20, No. 3
April 2015
FROM THE EDITOR
Most of us have been housebound to some extent,
due to the horrible weather we incurred over the course
of this past winter. So, in an effort to bring you up-todate on some of the simmering issues that have been
taking place, let me present them to you:
• The staff of the Four Seasons Times is demanding a 50% pay raise. The editor is demanding
her salary to be doubled.
• The Pool Committee has received a request to
set aside time for nude bathing in both pools.
• The Board of Trustees has decided that the time
limit for people’s comments and questions at
open board meetings will be cut to 30 seconds.
• In order to prevent frequent replacement of
audio equipment, it will be necessary for all
speakers at open board meetings to provide
their own megaphones.
• In an effort to stave off the wear and tear of
equipment, the Fitness Center will only be
open from 6-7 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Reservations
will be required.
• Rental fees for the Ballroom and Activity
Center have been raised to $1,000 and $750
respectively.
• All expenditures proposed by the Board must
be put to a community-wide vote. If more
than10 people do not reply, the proposed expenditure will be vetoed.
• Anyone wanting to join the Rock & Roll Club
must first pass a test requiring them to dance
the Lindy for 20 consecutive minutes.
• Golfers over the age of 65 will be required to
have a doctor’s note verifying that they are
healthy enough to play.
• In order to make our community more colorful, the Architectural Control Committee
has suggested that each street be assigned a
color scheme and all homes on that street must
comply with the color code (i.e., Quicksilver
Court=fuschia; Golden Seasons Drive=bright
yellow). The alternative plan is to have all
homes painted either purple or green, the official colors of Four Seasons Community.
Karel Schnitzer,
Editor
All of the fillers in this issue are words
of wisdom taken from “Winnie the Pooh”
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FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
FOUR SEASONS TIMES
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Four Seasons Times Staff
STEERING COMMITTEE
Karel Schnitzer.................................................Editor-in-Chief
Davida Schachter ........................................Consulting Editor
Ceil Sherman...................................................Assistant Editor
Rosalie Caputo.......................................................... Treasurer
Jeri Hadley.................................................... Chairman/Reporters
Lois Geschwind.................................. Chairman/Proofreaders
Mel Franzblau.................................. Chairman/Photographers
Ann Vernola/Vinnie Grandville.................. Co-Chairs/Typists
Patricia Spillane........................... Chairman/Telephone Squad
Dagmar Santangelo......................................... Office Manager
Judi Comer...............................................Recording Secretary
Madeline Raheb...................................... Ass’t/Special Events
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Proofers—Lenore Breslau, Sheldon Fialkoff, Lois Geschwind,
Lois Piermattei, Susan Rutsky, Irv Sachs, Ruth Spector,
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Office Manager—Dagmar Santangelo
REPORTERS
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Jeri Hadley, Beverly Keyes, Roz Obolsky, Terri Peters,
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FEATURE WRITERS
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Bob Hertzendorf, Erma Hoover, Beverly Keyes, Susanne
Mars, Roz Obolsky, Charlie Philip, Terri Peters,
Lois Piermattei, Dorothy Rohland, Davida Schachter, Harold
Schachter, Bob Schneider, Lois Schwartz
POLICY
The Four Seasons Times is published eight times a year
and distributed free, under the sponsorship of the Board of
Trustees of the Four Seasons Community Association, to
every household. Publication schedule for 2015 is: January,
February, April, May, July, August, October, November.
All residents are invited to submit articles of interest along
with relevant photographs. Material must include the writer’s
name and telephone number. The deadline for submission of
articles is the first week of the month preceding the upcoming
issue.
This publication is produced primarily for the purpose
of informing, educating, and entertaining the members of
our community. Therefore, we will only accept articles that
are not offensive, divisive, or political in nature. All material is subject to approval by the Steering Committee, which
reserves the right to edit or reject it.
2015 FOUR SEASONS COMMUNITY
ASSOCIATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Community Association members
Erma Hoover................................................. President
Diana Braisted..................................... Vice-President
Colleen Moore..............................................Treasurer
John Nardone................................................Secretary
Chet Galdo....................................................... Trustee
Gary Krause..................................................... Trustee
Joanne Rodgers................................................ Trustee
2015 CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
Jack Chambers.............................................. President
Mara Suvatey........................................Vice President
Juan Rivera...................................................Secretary
Sy Siegel.......................................................... Trustee
Joe Coco.......................................................... Trustee
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 2015
Architectural Control........................... Bob Schneider
Buildings & Grounds............................... Bud Hoover
CAL ..................................................Chomie Persson
Emergency management............................ Marge Detjen
Finance..................................................Hirsh Marantz
Geese Control........................................ Pete Kelleher
Golf.................................................Larry Weisenstein
House & Recreation......................... Louise Cremonni
Judiciary...................................................Pat Wachtler
Landscape.....................................Ramona Lucadamo
Library.........................................Dorothy Shechtman
Pool........................................................... Rich Hutter
Social.....................................................Maxine Paley
Website................................................. Barry Sinclair
Four Seasons Times............................Karel Schnitzer
Deadline for MAY issue:
APRIL 2
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NO JUNE ISSUE
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Deadline is the 8th of each month.
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In This Issue...
Holiday Recipes............................................ pg. 35
Chez Josephine........................................... pg. 38
What Happens When A Smoker Quits........ pg. 39
Stress........................................................... pg. 49
Why Do Cats Have Whiskers...................... pg. 55
ANNOUNCEMENTS
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
CORRECTIONS/CHANGES
If your listing is incorrect in our 2015 telephone directory, please see Lynn Manzi in
the Management Office no later than APRIL 6th and give her the correct information.
We will print a list of corrected listings in the May issue.
PHOTOS FOR NEWSPAPER
All photos submitted to the newspaper should be put on disc or sent electronically.
If you submit hard-copy photos, there is no guarantee that they will be printed.
2015 Four Seasons Times Schedule
ARTICLES DUE
ISSUE
May
April 2
** NO JUNE ISSUE **
July
June 1
August
July 6
** NO SEPTEMBER ISSUE **
October
September 1
November
October 5
** NO DECEMBER ISSUE **
January 2016
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November 25
FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
FROM THE BOARD
FROM THE CONDO BOARD
Hopefully, when you read this article, we will be
enjoying beautiful spring weather, with golf, tennis,
and all the great activities that Four Seasons has to
offer. Your Board of Trustees would like to share the
projects that we are planning during the spring, summer, and fall of this year with our committees, our
management company, and our facilities engineer. The
major projects are as follows:
1. Vita Path--most of the path needs to be replaced. It will be a multi-year project with the first
phase starting this year.
2. Activities Center--The air conditioners need to
be replaced, the two sun roofs are leaking, and siding
should be replaced.
3. Clubhouse Exterior--needs to be power washed,
patched, and painted.
4. Fencing in Common Areas--should be completed. This is the third year of a three- year project.
5. Sidewalks will continue to be repaired where
needed.
As this article is being written, bids for several
projects are being evaluated, so each monthly community board meeting is important for all residents to
attend for the latest information and progress. More
definitive information will be available as bids are reviewed and recommended by our Finance Committee,
Facilities Engineer, and Management teams. We will
do our best to schedule the above projects so that our
regular activities will not be seriously affected. Stay
informed.. attend the community board meetings for
the most accurate information.
“I’m singin’ in the rain,” no more snow, or cold-just rain. “What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again.”
The Open Condo meeting is on April 7th, at 7 PM,
especially so you working folks can attend. It is in
the main Ballroom. This spring cleaning meeting is
for you, for your understanding, for your questions
and concerns. There is no three-minute rule. There is
no question which YOUR Trustees will not honor or
respect.
We will have your Insurance Committee give you
a full evaluation of our status, points on your personal
homeowner’s policy, and our go-forward plans.
We will discuss the historical information and misinformation regarding roofs, create a Roof Committee
and set them to their most important $2,000,000 task.
Driveway evaluation studies are being initiated by
our Driveway Committee with a planned presentation
set for our summer meeting. You may wish to express
appreciation of your driveway observations for this
committee to incorporate. (Yes, how you see it.)
Your Board has been spending the winter testing
every annual expense seeking possible savings opportunities. We will tell you whatever you want to know.
Possibly, you can offer more. This is your meeting,
your neighborhood, your money, and your forum.
Gary Krause,
Trustee
Jack Chambers,
President, Condo Association
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Committees
ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE (ACC)
Awnings
Awnings are a fast-track item both for free-standing
homes and condos, but the guidelines are different
for each. In both cases, a Modification Request Form
(MRF) is required, along with a $50.00 check (which
is returnable upon completion). A sample of the awning
material is required when you submit your MRF. In
either case, a team from the ACC will visit your home
to discuss the location, size, and color of the proposed
awning installation.
In the case of a condo installation, you and your
privacy-fence neighbor must agree on the color of the
awning. If your neighbor already has an awning, your
color choice must be similar to theirs. These are condo
requirements, not those of the ACC. At one time, all
four quad residents had to have similar color choices,
but this was changed in July of 2007. If condo owners
wish to change the color scheme that exists, they must
have Condo Board approval and written approval by
their neighbors.
BBQ Locations
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
(DCA), in 1998, amended the code regarding where
portable LP gas cooking gas equipment such as BBQ
equipment may be stored or used. The code also applies
to BBQs using supplied gas tapped off the main supply.
There are four restrictions cited that refer to us.
BBQs cannot be:
1. within any room or space of a building
2. within five feet of any combustible exterior
wall
3. within five feet, vertically or horizontally, of
any opening in any wall
4. under any building overhang.
These are easily understandable and, hopefully,
will be followed by all our residents. Those wishing to
use natural gas as a supply to their BBQ here at Four
Seasons require an MRF submitted to the Management
Office. The installation line must be done by a licensed
plumber, and our local fire inspector suggests that the
gas supply is taken from the main gas supply to the
house and not tapped into a line from anywhere else.
Common Ground/Property
If your home or condo borders on common ground,
placement of furniture in the common ground area is
prohibited. This includes tables chairs, and statues of
any type. Please follow these rules.
MRF--Survey And Sketch
A survey of your property must accompany an
MRF that has to do with location of trees, shrubs,
patios, decks, sunrooms, etc. This will assure the inspection team that what is proposed is, in fact, on your
property. A sketch of the proposed request and any
contractor’s information is also helpful to the team.
Mildew On Siding
With the warm weather approaching in the coming
months, please take notice of the siding around your
home. If you notice the start of mildew or mold building up on the siding, please have your siding power
washed. Visual harmony is our mission and we want
to keep Four Seasons the benchmark community we
know it to be. Thank you.
Plantings Between Garage Doors
If you have a planter on the side or between the
garage doors, please do not let it exceed the height of
the garage door.
Plantings Or Decorative Stones Around Community Trees
As stated in the Residents Policy Handbook, page
9, “Single Family Homes,” item 5: Residents are not
permitted to place stones and/or plants around the
trees closest to the street. These trees are community
property.
Statues
This item is very important because residents tend
to get carried away as to what is allowed and what
they like.
Two (2) statues with a maximum display height of
twenty-four inches (24”) each are permitted. Placement
is limited to porches, patios, foundation planting beds,
and native tree areas. Manor Homes and Villas are allowed only one (1), with a maximum display height
of twenty-four inches (24”). Please abide by the rules
set down by the Residents Handbook and make any
changes necessary. Thank you.
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Chairman
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BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE
Our February meeting addressed several issues concerning the Ballroom. Our Facilities
Engineer, Victor Fronzo, met
with the Board of Trustees and
the CAL Committee regarding
several companies that specialize in sound systems,
production equipment, acoustics, and other issues relating to needed improvements in the Ballroom. The
Vita-Path (walking paths) project is currently being
planned; details regarding drawings and specifications
were completed by Burdick Engineering, one of our
contracting consultants. Eight companies were asked
to bid on the project, and we are currently studying the
proposals by those who replied. The project will probably be started in late spring or early summer, and will
be completed in phases over the course of three years.
Several areas of the Vita-Path pose tripping hazards
and we will try to address them first.
Some final touches to Pond 9 (a/k/a Hole 9 of the
Golf Course) are still going on, and they include a reworking of the bridge, new railing, and other punchlist items. The job was being finalized by Suburban
Engineering, contracting consultant that specializes
in golf course and park improvements.
Victor Fronzo will be working out some problems
with S&G Paving, the contractor who worked on the
Golf Cart Path last year. Several cracks in the path have
already developed, and we expect that the company
will come back and make the required repairs at their
expense. Once that has been done, we will seal coat
the Golf Cart Path, much like you seal your driveway.
The Golf Cart Path must endure heavy loads, which
include the weight of the golf cart, the weight of the
golfers and their golf clubs. The walking paths have
much less wear and tear and require a different type
of construction.
Our roadways require constant upkeep, and you
will probably see another phase of road construction taking place this summer. Specific details will
be released in upcoming issues of this publication.
As mentioned in some of my previous articles, the
Parkway area of our community will undergo drainage
improvements this spring/summer.
For those residents who do not know, our committee is charged with overseeing fences, sidewalks,
security systems, buildings, property inspections,
maintenance, construction projects, equipment, snow
removal, roadways, air conditioning and heating of
our buildings, Gatehouse upkeep, Vita Paths, crosswalks, ponds, Golf Cart Paths, drainage, roadway
lighting, tennis courts, and bocce courts. In addition,
the committee oversees residents’ issues relating to any
Work Orders they filled out and submitted to Taylor
Management that fall under the aegis of Buildings &
Grounds. There are other areas I have not mentioned,
but the preceding gives a good glimpse of what we
discuss at our monthly meetings.
I close by making everyone aware that our Chairman, Tony Ross, left our committee for personal reasons. He has provided Four Seasons with many years
of dedicated service, not only with our committee,
but also as an experienced, knowledgeable member of
the Four Seasons Board of Trustees. We will miss his
guidance and talent in making Four Seasons a leader
in 55-and-over communities.
Lou La Mastro,
B&G Member
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FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
CAL COMMITTEE
Have you noticed the improved
video definition on Channel 77? On
Saturday, December 13 th, thanks to
the Four Seasons maintenance team of
Wayne Bell and Mike Lavanom, along
with CAL technical experts Bob Comer and Barry
Sinclair, much of the Channel 77 equipment in the
Activity Office was re-wired. The result was, while
not high-definition, a significantly clearer picture than
before. Much thanks to these “tech-gurus” for their
effort and hard work.
The information posted on our scroll and the other
programs you see on the Four Seasons Cable Channel
77 are put onto the computer in the Activity Office. From there the signal is sent to you at home. Our tech
team is faced with working with older hardware, but
with their ingenuity and technical background, and
with an eye to our budget, they make it work.
CAL members volunteer countless hours, many of
which are “behind the scenes.” Our mission is to maintain and provide high quality audio-visual-television
programming to our community.
Dorothy Rohland,
Publicity Chairperson
Here’s Barry Sinclair working with the wires.
(Many thanks to Sal Tobia for his valuable contributions to this article.)
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FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
First, I would like to introduce the
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Berroyer, Dan Braccio, Joe Crane, Bob
Demsey, Ceil Franzblau, Arlene Gietter,
Don Guida, Bob Muehlbauer, Ernie Marino, Gloria Nissinoff, Linda Pelletier, Hanni Ferguson,
Rosalie Petrsoric, Nancy Poorten, Jim Sclafani, Ray
Sitko, and me, Larry Weisenstein. I know that every
one of these people will have the best interests of our
Golf Membership as their number one priority.
Okay, our golf path is done and the facelift on Hole
#9 is complete and ready to go for our 2015 season.
I expect our course to remain in pristine condition.
Our course superintendent, Mike Mountain, helped
make this course one that we can all be proud of. Ron
Henefer and his great crew will, I’m sure, continue to
run a first-class operation in our Pro Shop.
Our tournament schedule is all set. This year, all
of our Saturdays will be Scrambles. The Lester Glenn
Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 13th. We
will once again donate the proceeds to the Wounded
Warrior Project. Applebee’s will be back to supply
the food and help us with their volunteer servers. And
yes, we will have Wounded Warriors joining us.
This year, we will bring our four-year total donation
to the Wounded Warrior Project to over $50,000. I am
proud to tell you that our Four Seasons Community
is well-known and highly respected at the Wounded
Warrior main headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida.
As we get ready for our new season, just remember that golf is a game of honor. So always have fun,
always be truthful, and always obey the rules of golf.
LANDSCAPE COMMITTEE
The Landscape Committee decided to forego the
application of mulch in common, recreational, and
condo beds this year. Over time, the mulch evolves
into soil, which has created mini “hills,” which result in
excessive water run-off (flowers are too dry), insect invasion because the soil is too close to the bottom of the
house-siding, and mulch run-off into drains (especially
around the Clubhouse and Activity Centers). Instead
of adding mulch, Turfmaster will be taking soil away,
leaving more natural bed levels. Our plan is to use
this soil for seeding projects at the end of the summer.
Please be aware of your responsibilities in watering any common plants (street trees, hedge shrubs, or
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LIBRARY COMMITTEE
We hope you’re enjoying the wonderful collection
of talking books on CD, donated by the Lakewood
Public Library. These include fiction, mysteries, science fiction, and other current publications.
Due to space limitations, we have had to remove
some outdated non-fiction books from our collection. Since we do not use the Dewey decimal system
to process books, you will find the non-fiction with
appropriate labels on the book spines. This includes
sports, war, travel, music and other popular genres.
Our committee works hard to maintain a current
and accessible library. We thank you for your cooperation in not donating outdated materials that do not
circulate.
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Saltwater systems have been becoming increasingly popular in recent years. They offer a number of
benefits over a regular chlorine-treated pool. Saltwater
swimming pools draw on dissolved salt in the water to
generate chlorine. The salt cell (or generator) utilizes
a process called electrolysis to break down or separate
the salt (also known as sodium chloride) in the water.
Salt water is not capable of providing any sanitation
for pool water without electrolysis.
During electrolysis, salty water is forced across
a special metal cell that is charged with an electrical
current. This process creates chlorine. The chemical
reaction created by electrolysis produces chlorine in
the form of sodium hypochlorite and hypochlorous
acid. These sanitizing/disinfecting/oxidizing agents
are the same as the chlorine commonly used in swimming pools in solid and powdered form. This means a
saltwater pool is not actually chlorine free. It simply
utilizes a chlorine generator instead of being dependent
on chlorine added in other forms.
An important difference between a non-saltwater
pool and a saltwater system is that saltwater pools
have reduced amounts of chloramines. Chloramines
are a by-product of oxidation (or the breakdown of
matter) in the pool water and are the primary cause
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the biggest advantages. The process of electrolysis
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Most people prefer this to the sometimes abrasive feel
of chlorinated water.
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sure everything is working as it should.
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Activities/Clubs
BOCCE
Bocce is a month away.
Finally, we get to play.
Score some points and have a ball.
Who knows, you could win it all!
The prizes this year remain the
same as last year: Members of the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will each receive cold hard
green (we are eco-friendly) cash; the members of the
4th and 5th place teams will each receive a bottle of
wine (we also like to be happy). (These teams are the
five nightly winners who play in the finals on August
3rd and 4th)
The awards will be presented at our annual banquet which will be held on Tuesday, August 18th, at
the Eagle Ridge Golf Club (same venue as last year),
from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. The menu and cost are still to
be determined. Our theme will be “Red, White and
Blue; Vets, this one’s for you.” Wear your true colors,
but remember, no shorts, t-shirts or flip-flops.
The ticket sale for the banquet will be held on
Tuesday, July 21st, from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. in the Arts
& Crafts room in the Clubhouse. There will be a form
tacked to the bocce bulletin board in the Communications Room. Please fill out one form listing your
tablemates and choice of entree and bring it to the
ticket sale. Again, there will be tables for 8-10 and
11-12 at the banquet.
Don’t forget our sit-down captains’ meeting (it
will be short) on Wednesday, April 22nd, at 7:00 P.M.
SHARP in the Ballroom. If someone cannot represent
your team and pick up the packet of materials at that
time, then the schedules will be left at the Activity
Desk for pick-up. It’s up to the captains to make sure
all members of their teams receive the schedule. There
will be enough copies for all of your teammates. Each
player will receive a schedule and a roster. Only captains and new players will receive a copy of the Rules
and Regulations.
If there are more than four players on a team, it is
suggested that at the beginning of the season the captains give each of their players a schedule of exactly
who will be playing each week. It is also important
that a player notify the captain if he/she cannot play on
a particular week. Hopefully, people can then schedule personal commitments (e.g., doctor appointments,
vacations, trips, etc.) on their “off” day.
Even though it is MINUS degrees and snowing
as I write this article, some of our newcomers to the
game have asked me if they can practice before the
season starts. Of course you can--if you want to shovel
the snow off the courts! FYI, there are two big white
storage boxes by the bocce courts. The locked one
contains our tournament balls and equipment; the other
is unlocked for anyone to use the equipment. There are
even lights if you want to practice at twilight!
So far this year, we have 327 people who have
signed up for our night bocce league: 10 teams on
Monday, 12 teams on Tuesday, 16 teams on Wednesday, 10 teams on Thursday, and 12 teams on Friday.
Everyone on the “wait list” has been placed on either
an existing team or a brand new team.
Here’s a last minute reminder to our bocce TRAVEL team members: Our first game will be on Thursday,
May 7th, at South Knolls. We’ll be meeting in the
parking lot at 8:00 A.M. that morning.
The merry, merry month of May is not too far
away!
Carol MacDonald, Bocce Chairperson
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BRIDGE ACTIVITY
CHORUS
First-time events somehow find a special place in
people’s memories, and we hope that our “first time
ever” Winter Singers Choral Concert helped warm the
spirits and souls of all who attended our two-day March
presentations. In spite of challenging weather conditions for most of our rehearsal dates, we had almost
perfect attendance each week, indicating that we were
determined to present to our audiences music that was
time-honored and joyous to sing.
With that pilot project a thing of the past, we are
ready to begin rehearsals on April 6th for our Spring
Concert. At that time, music will be distributed. Auditions for solo numbers will be held on April 13th at
1:00 pm and on April 20th at 1:30 pm. The theme of
this concert which will be performed on Saturday, June
27th at 7:00 pm and Sunday June 28th at 3:00 pm will
be the music of Johnny Mercer. Keeping with tradition,
these rehearsals will make sure that our songbirds are
also prepared for entertaining you at the Memorial Day
Program, on May 23rd.
We look forward to and appreciate your attendance
at all these events and hope they bring the same joy to
Harold Schachter, Bridge Coordinator you that we experience in preparing them.
Monday Night Duplicate Bridge continues in the
Clubhouse Ballroom every Monday night beginning
at 6:30 P.M. Partnerships can be arranged by calling
the Bridge Activity Coordinator, Harold Schachter;
or Ruth Ann McClellan or Lee Gunning, Duplicate
Bridge members. New residents are welcome and can
call Harold for further information.
The Friday morning Beginners Bridge Lessons
that began last season will commence again this spring
beginning on the first Friday in April, April 3rd. Harold
will present lessons from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon
in the Clubhouse Music Room. Also, residents who
began the lessons last season are encouraged to come
out on Monday evenings and practice their bridge
knowledge with informal bridge play alongside the
more experienced players who will be in tournament
play.
Ruth Ann McClellan, who recently passed the
American Contract Bridge League’s Certified Director’s exam, will now assist Harold in the running of
the Monday night Bridge Duplicate sessions. Congratulations, Ruth Ann!
Roz Obolsky
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FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
DEBORAH HOSPITAL
IRISH AMERICAN CLUB
1990’s: In 1990, a 40-member medical, surgical,
and support team traveled from Deborah in Browns
Mills, NJ to the Soviet Republic of Georgia to demonstrate and perform open-heart surgery at a children’s
hospital there. Surgery was performed on 19 children
in one week, while Deborah medical, nursing, and
technical staff provided after-care for patients. They
demonstrated methods and techniques to their Georgian counterparts. A similar program took place in
Lithuania. Both were conducted under the auspices
of Deborah’s Children of the World Program.
~~~
Hallelujah! Spring is on the way. (Enough snow
and ice!) Join us on Tuesday, April 28th, for a DineAround-Luncheon at Tuscany Restaurant, on Route
88, at 12 noon. We love the food at Tuscany; and, in
turn, they love Deborah. Bring a friend.
You will absolutely enjoy a trip to Deborah Hospital. Do not miss out. Call Marilyn Miller to make
your reservation.
If you have any questions concerning Donor Points,
call Sue Rutsky for information.
Please remember to pay your 2015 dues!
Hilda Sutton
The February meeting was
canceled due to inclement
weather.
The March meeting was our
annual St. Patrick’s Day affair.
The Ballroom had a festive air with decorations of
shamrocks on the walls, and green, white, and orange
balloons on every table. This set the mood for the D.
J, .Mr. T, who played popular music for our dancing
pleasure, but ended the night with some Irish melodies. Of course, on every table there were corned beef
sandwiches with sides of potato and macaroni salads,
coleslaw, pickles, and Irish Soda bread. A table with a
selection of delicious desserts was provided.
The lucky winners of the 50/50 prizes were Ginny
McHugh, Ann Meyers, Sebry Graziano, and Rita
Boomer.
At this time we would like to thank all the volunteers who collect admissions, check membership, sell
50/50’s, and give out name tags.
In this issue are pictures from our successful Bingo
night. Check out the Photo Album section--your picture might be in it!
Anne O’Brien
I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for
so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be
together all the time.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
I hope all of you had a healthy and safe winter. The
warmer months are eagerly welcomed!
Our classes resume on Tuesday, April 21st. We’ll
discuss our winter health issues, any diabetes updates, and discover the answer to the question: A1C-Just a Number or Not? If you already have diabetes or have been newly
diagnosed with pre-diabetes, why not become a new
member and learn about this serious disease? Your $10
dues check may be left at the Activity Desk.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at our next
meeting!
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JEWISH CULTURAL CLUB
January Meeting
After the customary reports, the afternoon was
turned over to our guest speaker, Rita Sason, Director
of Social Services of Jewish Family and Children’s
Service of the Jewish Federation of Ocean County, who
delivered a stimulating talk involving audience participation with a subject very near to our hearts…”The
Golden Years…are they Golden?” She held everyone’s
attention and desire for involvement in discussion.
After her talk, President Bob Hertzendorf announced that $200.00 had been raised for the Military
Order of the Purple Heart Society at our Hanukkah
Party and had been presented to John Mirabella, who
expressed his gratitude in their behalf. In the desire
to enhance that amount, it was announced that funds
collected from the 50-50 and Chuck-a- Buck at this
meeting would be donated to the same group.
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February Meeting
Frigidly Fierce February saw many cancellations
of Four Seasons events in response to “Mother Nature’s Foibles.” However, true to the “waste not,want
not” syndrome of our heritage, the JCC opted not to
cancel our monthly get-together but rather postpone it
for the following week; and lo and behold, that decision brought an almost record-breaking attendance of
members apparently eager to end their hibernation and
commune with one another.
Bob Hertzendorf opened the meeting welcoming
all and making a request for a replacement treasurer in
the absence of Fern Bauman who handled the task so
well for so long but must resign due to health issues.
Edith Koenig graciously accepted the post.
Stan Stack introduced our
entertainer for the afternoon, comedian Dave Goldstein.
In the realization that it sometimes could be a little tiresome to
read name after name (and risking
the crime of omission, heaven forbid!) it would be terribly remiss not
to recognize the much appreciated
efforts of all who volunteer their time and effort. Thank
you, Stan Stack for the many hours spent in procuring our entertainers; ladies at the welcome desk, Roz
Lasky, Phyllis Hertzendorf, Lorrie Stack, Edith Lampert, and Gloria Goldfarb; ladies who prepare, assist in
serving, and clean up the leftover refreshments, Irene
Goldstein, Sue Ellen Kleinman (a brand new resident
and member), Marilyn Siegel, Lois Geschwind, Elea-
nore Tolstyk, and Anita Black; and certainly not to be
overlooked, our exacting keeper of the minutes ,Yvette
Schwartz. Whatever amount of time is given is greatly
appreciated and worthy of acknowledgement.
There is another area of volunteerism that needs
our appreciation, and that is the Minyan attendees for
houses of mourning. Bob Schneider, who usually
conducts these sessions, advises that in some instances
the pre-requisite ten (10) Jewish participants (male or
female) is lacking. This is a service deeply appreciated
by the families in need and is very often acknowledged
by a donation to the JCC (which is equally appreciative
of the gesture, as these funds are set aside for the purchase of prayer books as the need arises). Thanks are
in order to Bob, Bert Natelson, and Bob Hertzendorf
(who fill in for Bob in his rare absences) and Hilda
and Murray Sutton who have been making the calls
to summon whoever they have on their list of volunteers. More volunteers would certainly be welcome,
particularly in these months when absences from the
community for vacations are so prevalent.
Thank you to all of you involved and those who
make the effort to participate in every phase of volunteerism; we hope that in the very near future your
numbers will increase.
Roz Obolsky
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Nineteen years together and we have shared many good
times and, sorry to say, many sad times, however we
are all so supportive of each other when needed.
This winter, 17 Poker ladies and one husband
(Clayton Beyer) got together and enjoyed a day at the
movies. After the ladies had a fun lunch at Wendy’s,
they went to see the movie “PROJECT ALMANAC,”
starring Sofia Black D’Elia, my granddaughter. Thank
you to all of them for their friendly support, and special thanks to Angie Locascio for the creative sign
and photography.
One other enjoyable event this month was our
being able to play comfortably in our card room ,
thanks to the help of John Peters.
We wish our friend, Lee Theriault a speedy recovery from her operation. Hurry back, Lee--we all really,
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The Rock ’n Roll Club
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OK, here we are again! Another incredible night of
great music, snacks, and company! So what is it about
these evenings that transport us all back to a simpler life
when, on Friday nights, we met at a big booth in the
diner and shared fries and a Coke? The only requirement
that was non-negotiable was that it had to have a jukebox at the table. We came well supplied with nickels,
then dimes, and finally quarters, by the time we each
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“Play That Funky Music, White Boy”! And “You Belong To Me” (bet that would raise some eyebrows in today’s society stuck in the mud of political correctness!).
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of people sharing the available dressing with those who
needed some. What a wonderful example of the spirit
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SINGLES CLUB
THEATER CLUB
As reported, the January meeting of the Singles
Club was a great success, as was the meeting held
on February 8th. The officers and the “Seven Dwarfs”
planned a Valentine theme for the evening, and each
table was adorned with Valentine plates and napkins,
and little hearts scattered around. There were heartshaped pink lollipops for all, and a spread of delicious,
varied Hoagies and potato salad. Yola Flynn graciously
provided decorated pretzel sticks coated with chocolate
and white icing, peppered with red and pink Valentine
adornments for all to enjoy.
“The Bucket List” was the movie of the evening
and brought a tear to many eyes, including my own.
The talents of Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman
were highly appreciated, as were the efforts expended
by the officers, volunteers, and committee. The movie reminded all of us to not sit back and complain, but to
make our lives more active and enjoyable. (Tough to do
after the winter we have just endured!). Pete Kelleher
again volunteered to employ his talents by setting up
and operating the camera and equipment. Thanks, Pete.
The long-awaited Sock Hop took place at the Sunday, March 8th meeting of the club. “Classic Memories,” Angelo and Rich, did a great job entertaining us
with a historical presentation of the origins of Rock
’N Roll, the Cha Cha, Lindy, and other dances. They
explained and the meaning of “Sock Hop.” *Just about
everyone present participated in the merriment, which
made the evening most enjoyable and memorable.
At the April meeting, on Sunday, April 12th, Bingo
will be played, as suggested by Sue Pisapia. Lee Theriault is generously providing the Bingo machine and
all the needed accoutrements.
There are times when luncheons are held outside
of the community. An example of this is the May luncheon, to be held at Koi restaurant, thanks to the planning of Cookie Pisano. Reservations will be needed
for these outside meetings; detail will be announced on
Channel 77 and on the weekly activity sheets.
New members are always welcome to join the
Singles Club. We hope some single male residents
will come to share an enjoyable evening (or evenings).
Let’s make this a truly co-ed club!
Well, hello again. It seems like ages since we last
reported to you. Mother Nature “dropped the curtain”
on our January meeting, and we traditionally do not
meet in February, consequently there was not much to
report. However, our script selection committee is in
its final stages of making a choice for our October 2-4,
2015 presentation. We will bring you further news of
that event in the next issue of the Times.
Keep those dates open; we’re sure that whatever the
committee selects will be worthy of your attendance.
Roz Obolsky
If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together..
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you
seem, and smarter than you think. But the most
important thing is, even if we’re apart..
i’ll always be with you.
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*Dances for teens were usually held in the school
gym. In order to not damage the floor, dancers had to
remove their shoes.
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FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
WOMEN’S CLUB
February 6--T’ai Chi Chih & and a holiday party. The 2015 elected officers are trying
Energy Medicine
some new events off site. So watch the scroll and read
Wow! All records were bro- the weekly activities sheet for upcoming events. The
ken on February 6th when over 120 dates of sign up for the spring luncheon on Monday,
women showed up for the open- April 20th, at Woodlake Country Club will be annouced.
ing meeting of the Four Seasons
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Women’s Club. The draw, I believe, was the interest
April 20th Spring Luncheon –
in hearing and seeing our very charismatic presenter,
Woodlake Country Club
Siobhan Hutchinson, M.A. in Holistic Health, who
May 5th Card Party – Ballroom at Four Seasons
spoke on the practice and benefits of T’ai Chi Chih (Joy
June 5th OCVTS – Performing Arts Students
through Movement) and Energy Medicine. Siobhan
– Ballroom
delighted the ladies and explained that some aches and
pains can be remedied by using natural techniques to
“re-energize, refresh, and revitalize” those particular
parts of our bodies where energy, or “chi,” is lacking.
Therefore, we need to stimulate the flow of energy in
order to generate it throughout our bodies. She demonstrated the “Five Minute Daily Energy Routine”
and invited us to practice this along with her. Well, the
eager ladies were out of their seats tapping and thumping on acupuncture points to stimulate the thymus and
the neurolymphatic spleen points located on the sides
of the body. There was laughing, singing, thumping,
tapping, smiling, dancing, and lots of energy and heat
in the Ballroom. The ladies then shadowed Siobhan
as she modeled a few of the 19 postures of T’ai Chi
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Area Activities Compiled by Lois Piermattei
Mark Your Calendar
COMING EVENTS FOR APRIL
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, 120
W Main St (Rt 9), Tuckerton, open all year, 10am5pm, rain or shine, open air maritime museum along
Tuckerton Creek, exhibits, demos & classes, special
events, see Note 13
Robert J Novins Planetarium, OCC*, Toms
River, Spring Schedule available, see Note 11
Jenkinson’s Aquarium, open 10am to 5pm,
feeding schedules for seals-10am,1pm & 4pm daily;
penguins-11am & 3:30pm daily, feeding for other sea
creatures vary, see Note 7
Ocean County (OC) Historical Society Museum,
Victorian Tours, 26 Hadley Ave, Toms River, beautiful Victorian home, Research Center open Mon to Fri
9:30am-4pm, call 732-341-1880 or www.oceancountyhistory.org for information
Prospertown Schoolhouse Museum, Municipal
Complex, 95 W Veteran’s Hwy (Rte 528), Jackson,
open Mon to Fri, 8am to dusk by appt only call 732928-1200 X200
Barnegat Light & Museum
Museum, 5th & Central Aves, open 8am-10pm
daily, Lighthouse open 10am-4:30pm daily, Gardens
open all year, call 609-494-8578 for info
Laurita Winery, 35 Archertown Rd, New Egypt,
Free Vineyard Tour (weather permitting), call 609-7588000 or www.lauritawinery.com
Ocean County (OC) Artists Guild, Ocean &
Chestnut Aves, Island Heights, Gallery hours Tues-Sun
1-4pm, call 732-270-3111 or www.ocartistsguild.org
Every Wednesday & Sunday in April Lakehurst
Historical Society & Museum, 300 Center St, Lakehurst, open 12-3pm, special tours accommodated with
prior notice, call 732-657-8864
Every Wednesday to Saturday in April
Live Comedy Shows for adults & children, Uncle
Vinnie’s Comedy Club, 520 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant
Beach, all year, call 732-899-3900 or www.unclevinniescomedyclub.com for info
Every Wednesday to Sunday in April
Vintage Automobile Museum of NJ, 1800 Bay
Ave, Bldg 13, Point Pleasant, Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat
& Sun 12-4pm
Every Sat in April
Albert Music Hall, 131 Wells Mills Rd, Rt 532,
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Waretown, doors open 6:30, music at 7:30, call 609971-1593 or www.alberthall.org
April 1
• Noche Flamenca, McCarter Theatre, Princeton,
7:30pm, see Note 6
• Let Them Wear Towels, women sports reporters
fight to be accepted, Pollak Theatre, Monmouth
University, West Long Branch (WLB), 7pm,
see Note 12
April 1-10
Exhibit: Heeseop Yoon uses line to make order out
of chaos, Ice House Gallery, Monmouth University,
(WLB) see Note 12
April 1-24
Exhibit: Holocaust Remembrance, M Christina
Geis Art Gallery, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, see Note 8
April 2
• The Very Best of Celtic Thunder, Count Basie
Theatre, Red Bank, 7:30pm, see Note 3
• Broadway Star Karen Olivo, One Night Only,
George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick,
7:30pm, see Note 10
April 2-5
Make a New Friend, Sesame St Live, 7 performances, State Theatre, New Brunswick, see Note 4
April 4
The Buddy Holly Story, Live On Stage, Count Basie
Theatre, Red Bank, 3pm, see Note 3
April 6
David Sedaris, humorist & author, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
April 7
• Rain, Beatles Tribute Show, McCarter Theatre,
Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
• A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
broadcast live in HD from National Theatre in
London, Pollak Theatre, Monmouth University,
West Long Branch (WLB) 7pm, see Note 12
April 8
Gelber & Manning, ragtime & early jazz, MidWeek
Jazz Series, Grunin Center for the Arts, OCC*, Toms
River, 8pm, see Note 11
April 9
Lessons Learned from My Grandfather, Nonviolence in a Violent World, Headline Speaker, Arun Gandhi, Casino Auditorium, Georgian Court University,
FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
Lakewood, 6:30pm, see Note 8
April 10
• Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner, Mainstage, Union County Performing Arts Center
(UC PAC), Rahway, 8pm, see Note 2
• An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance by
Citizen Cope, State Theatre, New Brunswick,
see Note 4
• Reduced Shakespeare Company examines
comedy, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 8pm,
see Note 6
• Classical Vienna, music of Haydn, Mozart,
Beethoven & Strauss, includes Austrian dinner & multimedia lecture, McAuley Heritage
Center, Georgian Court University, Lakewood,
6:30pm, registration required, see Note 8
April 10-19
South Pacific, Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan,
see Note 9
April 11
• Kombii, Gregory Kaminski & Waldemar Traczyk celebrate 39 yrs of performing together,
Mainstage, UC PAC, Rahway, 7pm, see Note 2
• Don Quixote, Russian National Ballet Theatre,
State Theatre, New Brunswick, see Note 4
• Decades of Divas, 5 friends celebrate their inspirations from 1940s to today, Strand Theatre,
Lakewood, 7:30pm, see Note 5
• Fourth Annual Wellness Expo, yoga classes,
workshops & presentations all day, Casino
Auditorium, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, 11am-4:30pm, free, see Note 8
• The Hit Men, featuring former stars of Frankie
Valli & The Four Seasons, Grunin Center for
the Arts, OCC*, Toms River, 8pm, see Note 11
April 11 & 12
Cinderella: A Story Tale Ballet, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, 2pm (both dates), see Note 3
April 11 to May 3
Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, Two River Theatre, Red Bank, see Note 1
April 12
Will Downing, R&B Star, State Theatre, New
Brunswick, 7pm, see Note 4
April 13
• Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
• Bus Trip, Newark’s Secrets, tour Branch Brook
Park, Forest Hill Historic District, Cathedral
Basilica & more, sponsored by Georgian Court
University, meet at 7th St Gate, Lakewood, call
for registration, see Note 8
April 14
Macbeth, The Acting Company, State Theatre,
New Brunswick, see Note 4
April 15
David Sedaris, author and humorist, Count Basie
Theatre, Red Bank, see Note 3
April 15 to May 31
Exhibit: Aging in America by Janet Boltax (portraits & interviews) Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, WLB, see Note 12
April 16
• Fourplay with Spyro Gyra, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, see Note 3
• Romeo & Juliet, Ballet, McCarter Theatre,
Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
• Artist Lecture, Wafaa Bilal, Iraqi born artist,
Wilson Auditorium, Monmouth University,
WLB, 2:30pm, see Note 12
• Something’s Happening Here, Spring Showcase of University Concert Band, Choir, Jazz
Ensemble & soloists, Wilson Hall Grand Staircase, Monmouth University, WLB, 7:30pm,
see Note 12
April 17
• Louise Goffin, singer, songwriter & multiinstrumentalist, Mainstage, UC PAC, Rahway,
8pm, see Note 2
• Jackie Evancho in Concert, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, see Note 3
• Bret Michaels in Concert, State Theatre, New
Brunswick, see Note 4
• Garden State Philharmonic presents The Maestro’s Dance Mix, Strand Theatre, Lakewood,
7:30pm, see Note 5
• Audra McDonald in Concert, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 8pm, see Note 6
• Lectures in Song, Fred Miller discusses the
works of Harry Warren who had more #1 hits
than Irving Berlin, includes multi-course dinner, McAuley Heritage Center, Georgian Court
University, Lakewood, 6:30pm, reservations
required, see Note 8
April 18
• Triple Play-The Chris Brubeck Trio, Mainstage, UC PAC, Rahway, 8pm, see Note 2
• Heart of Motown with Spectrum & the
NJSO**, NJ PAC, Newark, 8pm, call 1-800255-3476 or www.njsymphony.org
April 19
• Heart of Motown with Spectrum & the
NJSO**, State Theatre, New Brunswick, 3pm,
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see Note 4
• Tamburitzans of Duquesne University, multicultural song & dance company, Grunin
Center for the Arts, OCC*, Toms River, 2pm,
see Note 11
• Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary in Concert,
Pollak Theatre, Monmouth University, WLB,
2pm, see Note 12
April 20
Magician Mike Super, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
April 21
• Conrad Tao, pianist, composer, violinist &
child prodigy (now 19), McCarter Theatre,
Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
• A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s
beloved comedy, Algonquin Arts Theatre,
Manasquan, 10am, school production but all
welcome, see Note 9
• Visiting Writers’ Series presents Brian Turner,
soldier/poet, Wilson Auditorium, Monmouth
University, WLB, 4:30pm, see Note 12
April 22
• The Adventures of Harold & The Purple
Crayon, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, 4pm,
see Note 3
• Comedian Ralphie May, Count Basie Theatre,
Red Bank, see Note 3
• America’s Got Downton, one man tour de force
parody of entire Downton saga, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
• Life at an Edwardian Manor Inspired by Downton Abbey, tea luncheon at the Mansion, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, 11:30am,
reservations required, see Note 8
April 22 to May 17
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, a new musical,
George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, see Note 10
April 23
• Jane Lynch, comedienne/singer, Count Basie
Theatre, Red Bank, see Note 3
• Ivan the Terrible, Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD,
Pollak Theatre, Monmouth University, WLB,
7pm, see Note 12
April 23 to May 1
A Little Shakespeare: A Mid Summer Night’s
Dream, local high school students perform, Two River
Theatre, Red Bank, see Note 1
April 23 to May 2
Comic Shorts, Festival of 10-minute comedies,
Black Box Theatre, Bldg 11, OCC*, Toms River, see
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Note 11
April 24
• Comedian Wayne Brady, It’s My Line Tour,
State Theatre, New Brunswick, see Note 4
• Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
• Roger McGuinn in Concert, Pollak Theatre,
Monmouth University, WLB, 8pm, see Note 12
April 24 & 25
American Repertory Ballet presents Signature
Duets, Hamilton Stage, UC PAC, Rahway, 8pm (both
evenings), see Note 2
April 24 & 26
Konig Conducts Dvorak, NJSO**, NJ PAC, Newark, 4/24 at 8pm & 4/26 at 3pm, call 1-800-255-3476
or www.njsymphony.org
April 25
• Alyssa Bonagura and Jesse & Noah, The Loft,
UC PAC, Rahway, 8pm, see Note 2
• My Sinatra, Cary Hofman’s one-man show,
Mainstage, UC PAC, Rahway, 8pm, see Note 2
• NJSO**, Konig conducts Dvorak, Count Basie
Theatre, Red Bank, see Note 3
• Golden Oldies Spectacular, features The Lettermen, Darlene Love, Lou Christie, The Tokens & more, State Theatre, New Brunswick,
7pm, see Note 4
• Carmen, Atlantic City Ballet, Strand Theatre,
Lakewood, 7pm, see Note 5
• Mary Chapin Carpenter in Concert, McCarter
Theatre, Princeton, 8pm, see Note 6
• Sleeping Beauty, musical, Grunin Center for
the Arts, OCC*, Toms River, 1pm, see Note 11
• Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci, Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, Pollak Theatre,
Monmouth University, WLB, 12:30pm, encore
filmed performance 5/17 at 1pm, see Note 12
April 26
• 2 Cellos, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank,
7:30pm, see Note 3
• BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith
Lockhart, State Theatre, New Brunswick, 3pm,
see Note 4
• Father Alphonse Stephenson conducts La
Traviata in Concert, Algonquin Arts Theatre,
Manasquan, 3pm, see Note 9
• The New Dimensions in Concert, favorites
from ‘50s on to today, Grunin Center for the
Arts, OCC*, Toms River, 2pm, see Note 11
April 27
• Steve Winwood, Rock & Roll Legend, State
Theatre, New Brunswick, see Note 4
FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
• Ian Bostridge, renowned tenor, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
April 28
Wendy Whelan’s Dawn Project, Ballet Duets, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, 7:30pm, see Note 6
April 29
Exploring the Genesis of ISIS/ISIL, Free lecture,
Little Theatre, Georgian Court University, Lakewood,
7pm, reservations required, see Note 8
April 30
Comedienne Wanda Sykes, State Theatre, New
Brunswick, see Note 4
April 30 & May 2
Zhang Conducts Mozart & Brahms, NJSO**,
NJ PAC, Newark, 4/30 at 1:30pm & 5/2 at 8pm, call
1-800-255-3476 or www.njsymphony.org
May 1
• Comedian Kevin Iso & Friends, Hamilton
Stage, UC PAC, Rahway, 8pm, see Note 2
• Spandau Ballet (Soul Music Band), Count
Basie Theatre, Red Bank, see Note 3
• Velazquez: Portraits of History, explore works
& influence of the artist to the court of Philip
IV of Spain, includes multi-course Spanish dinner, McAuley Heritage Center, Georgian Court
University, Lakewood, 6:30pm, see Note 8
May 1-31
Five Mile Lake, play about small town & the wide
world; those who stay & those who leave, McCarter
Theatre, Princeton, see Note 6
May 2
• Amy Black in Concert, Mainstage, UC PAC,
Rahway, 8pm, see Note 2
• Bandiera: Autobiography, Jersey Shore Rock
N Soul Review, Count Basie Theatre, Red
Bank, see Note 3
• Chorale Concert, Casino, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, 7pm, see Note 8
• OCC* Concert Band Spring Concert, World
Tour, Grunin Center for the Arts, OCC*, Toms
River, 8pm, see Note 11
May 3
• Jackie Mason, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank,
3pm, see Note 3
• Camelot, Broadway musical, State Theatre,
New Brunswick, 3pm, see Note 4
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Note 1: Two River Theatre, 21 Bridge Ave, Red
Bank, 732-345-1400 or www.tworivertheater.org
Note 2 Union County Performing Arts Center
(UC PAC), Mainstage & The Loft, 1601 Irving St,
Rahway, Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St, Rahway,
732-499-8226 or www.ucpac.org
Note 3: Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St,
Red Bank, 732-842-9000 or www.countbasietheatre.
org all performances at 8pm unless otherwise indicated,
for NJSO** performances call 1-800-255-3476
Note 4: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave, New
Brunswick, 732-246-7469 or www.statetheatreNJ.org;
all performances at 8pm unless otherwise indicated, for
NJSO** performances call 1-800-255-3476
Note 5: Historic Strand Theatre, 400 Clifton Ave,
Lakewood, 732-367-7789 or www.strand.org for GS
Philharmonic-732-255-0460
Note 6: McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University
Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787 or www.mccarter.org
Note 7: Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Boardwalk &
Parkway, Point Pleasant Beach, 732-899-1659 (Jenkinson’s Boardwalk #732-892-0600) or www.jenkinsons.
com
Note 8: Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood
Ave, Lakewood, 732- 987-2263 or www.georgian.edu,
M Christina Geis Art Gallery hours-Mon-Thurs 9am8pm, Fri 9am-5pm (Spring schedule not available at
press time)
Note 9: Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main St,
Manasquan, 732-528-9211 or www.algonquinarts.org
Note 10: George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston
Ave, New Brunswick, 732-246-7717 or www.georgestplayhouse.org
Note 11: Ocean County College, College Dr, Toms
River, Box Office--PO Box 2001, Toms River, NJ 08754 or 732-255-0500 or www.ocean.edu; Robert J
Novins Planetarium at OCC 732-255-0343 or www.
ocean.edu/planet.htm
Note 12: Monmouth University, Pollak Theatre,
Cedar Ave, West Long Branch (WLB), 732-263-6889
or 732-923-4786 (art galleries) or www.monmouth.
edu/arts
Note 13: Tuckerton Seaport & Bayman’s Museum,
120 W Main St, Rt 9, Tuckerton, 609-296-8868 or
www.tuckertonseaport.org
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Between You & Me by Davida Schachter
Lie vs Lay
Between you and me, I feel bad
that I didn’t write an article in the
last issue of our paper. But here
I am again to try to explain our
language’s confusing peculiarities.
This time, I’d like to discuss the words “lie” and “lay”
and when to use them.
Let’s start with “lie.” It can mean to say an untruth.
And the past tense of “lie” in this context is “lied”-perfectly normal and not confusing at all. Some
examples:
Please don’t lie to me; I want to be able to trust you.
I know you are lying when you can’t look me in
the eye.
Yesterday, you lied to me about breaking the vase.
You have lied to me a lot lately.
That was pretty easy. The other meaning of “lie”
is more confusing. When you are tired, you lie down
on the bed. You don’t lay down on the bed. You
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sentence. You can certainly put the pillow on the bed,
or you can lay the pillow on the bed, but you cannot lie
the pillow on the bed. Here I must interject a tiny bit
of “technical” grammar terminology. If we are talking
about what is happening in the present, the word “lay”
needs an object. The object in the example above is the
pillow. The word “lie” does not have an object. You
don’t “lie” the pillow down. But, when you are tired,
you lie down. See? In the latter example, no object.
What if we want to talk about something that has
already happened? Now comes the really confusing
part! Here are the correct forms for the word “lie” when
it refers to what you are doing with your body (not the
untruths coming out of your mouth):
I am very tired right now. I think I will lie down and
take a nap. Yesterday, I was so tired that I lay down for
an hour in the middle of the day. [Note that this time
the word “lay” is used as the past tense of the word
“lie.”] It is correct to say “Yesterday I lay in bed all
day.” It is not correct to say “I laid in bed all day.” The
word “laid” must have an object. Getting back to that
pillow (the object in our sentences above), it would be
correct to say “Yesterday, I laid only one pillow on my
bed instead of two.” Here the correct word is “laid.”
There is an object involved, the pillow.
To summarize the peculiarity of our language regarding the words lay vs lie:
Without an object:
I am going to lie down in bed.
I am lying in bed thinking about all that I have to
do.
Yesterday I lay in bed all day.
I have lain in bed for several hours.
With an object:
I finished reading and I’m
about to lay the book on the
table.
I am laying the book on
the table right now.
Yesterday I laid the book
on my lap and fell asleep.
I have laid the book on
the table every day this week.
Well folks, that’s it. I feel bad that it’s so confusing.
Between you and me, I wouldn’t want to be a foreigner
trying to learn English!
Your friendly grammar guru,
Davida Schachter
FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
Bob’s Corner by Bob Schneider
Receptacle Night Light
I came across this new item in one
of the magazines I subscribe to and
thought it would be worthwhile passing
on. It’s about a night light, but not the
kind we are used to. According to the
manufacturer, it takes about sixty seconds to install with a single screwdriver. You remove
the existing cover plate of the wall receptacle where
you would normally plug in a night light and put on this
new wall plate (available in ivory, almond, or white).
The wall plate comes in either duplex or décor model.
It has a sensor that illuminates three LEDs when the
sun goes down, lighting up the floor or surface where
you need it. There are no batteries or wiring to replace.
The cost is fifteen dollars ($15) each. You can go to
SNAPPOWER.COM to take a look at the video.
Cell Phone
If you’ve accidently dunked your cellphone, don’t
try to turn it on. Instead, remove the battery, SIM card,
and memory card. Wipe them down and seal them in a
jar of uncooked rice. A week later, reassemble everything and push the “on” button--with fingers crossed
Appliance Tips From Frigidaire Serviceman:
We had a serviceman here a while ago and he gave
us the following tips for each appliance.
Refrigerator:
The gasket around the freezer door may not seal.
Some manufacturers use a magnetic strip in the gasket to seal the door to the box when closed. The seal
must have no space between the door seal and cabinet.
Check yours.
If water is noted dripping around an ice dispenser,
it could be caused by a bad rubber seal where the ice
is dispensed. If the seal is not tight, warm air can get
past the seal and melt the ice in the dispenser or bucket
thus causing a drip; ice cubes in the bucket can melt
and then freeze together in chunks of ice, not cubes,
as intended.
If refrigerator coils are accessible, they should be
vacuumed to remove any dust or pet hairs that inhibit
the free flow of air across the coils.
There should be plenty of space between the wall
and the refrigerator to allow good air flow around
refrigerator.
Microwave:
If your model has a glass plate that sits on a rotating
device, the small rollers that turn should be lubricated
with a Pam spray or equivalent. Do not use any oil-
based lubricant such as WD40.
Our serviceman also suggested not to use a metal
tray in the unit, although ours does have brackets to
snap a shelf into. Check your manual.
Gas Range:
Do not use any harsh chemicals or steel wool on
the trays under the burner grates.
Don’t allow any spills to bake into the tray as
they will be difficult to remove and the finish could
be damaged.
Scratches on grills from pots and pans are normal
wear and tear.
In addition, he also recommended using a “Magic
Eraser” or equivalent because it will not scratch the
black or stainless steel finish in newer appliances.
Dishwasher:
The serviceman recommends running water in the
sink until the water gets hot before starting the dishwasher. The unit is more efficient that way.
Keep adequate space between dishes to allow better
circulation of water.
Keep the liquid filler compartment (if your unit has
one) filled to top when adding detergent.
Our hard water here (unless you have a whole
house filter), may leave stains on surfaces inside the
dishwasher. Cleaning them with wet Magic Erasers,
without any additional chemicals, will help to remove
any residue stains.
That’s all for this month….Bob
Piglet noticed that even though he had a
Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather
large amount of Gratitude.
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FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
7:45 am Zumba/Weights
8:30 am Walk 3 Miles
9:00 am Water Aerobics
9:30 am Ladies Table Tennis
10:45 am Men’s Table
Tennis
11:00 am Sports Talk
1:00 pm Scrabble
1:00 pm Pinochle
1:00 pm Ladies Poker
1:00 pm Bridge
6:15 pm Quilters
7:00 pm Men’s Poker
8:00 am Target Toner
8:30 am Walk 3 Miles/Weights
9:00 am Water Aerobics
10:30 am Line Dancing
12:30 pm Mah Jongg
1:00 pm Serious Painters
Group
1:30 pm Understanding
Pinochle
2:00 pm Water Aerobics
3:00 pm Winter Chorus
6:30 pm Duplicate Bridge
7:00 pm Ladies Poker
7:00 pm Billiards
MONDAY
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
8:00 am Target Toner
8:30 am Walk 4 Miles
8:30 am Shopping Bus - Brick
Plaza
9:30 am Ladies Table Tennis
10:30 am Men’s Table Tennis
11:30 am Shopping Bus Shoprite Plaza
12:30 pm Duplicate Bridge
7:00 pm Men’s Poker
7:00 pm Billiards
7:00 pm Pinochle
7:00 pm Ladies Poker
7:30 pm Darts
THURSDAY
RECYCLING
WEDNESDAY
WEDNESDAY
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THURSDAY
8:00-10:00 am Phlebotomist (1st &
3rd) Thurs. in Activity Center
9:00 am Men’s Club (2nd Thurs.)
11:00 am Arts & Crafts (2nd & 4th
Thurs.)
1:00 pm Jewish Cultural Club (3rd
Thurs.)
7:00 pm Theater Club Meeting (2nd
Thurs.)
THURSDAY
8:00 am Blood Lab Activity
9:00 am Zumba
Center
11:00 am Yoga
3:00 pm Open Board Mtg
1:30 pm Fitness Orientation
7:00-800 pm Ticket Sales for
Ladies Golf Luncheon
1
11:00 am Diabetes Support Group
(3rd Tues.)
7:00 pm Italian American Cultural Club
(2nd Tues.)
7:00 pm Irish American Club
(3rd Tues.)
TUESDAY
EVENTS, PARTIES, MEETING TRIPS, ETC.
6:00 pm Singles Club (2nd Sunday)
SUNDAY
8:15 am Zumba
9:00 am Water Aerobics
10:30 am News Talk
1:00 pm Dominoes
2:00 pm Water Aerobics
2:00 pm Bowling
7:00 pm Ladies Poker
WEDNESDAY
7:45 am Zumba/Weights
8:30 am Walk 3 Miles
9:00 am Water Aerobics
10:00 am Bridge Lessons
& Play
12:30 pm Mah Jongg
1:30 Canasta
2:00 pm Water Aerobics
7:00 pm Men’s Poker
5:00 & 8:00 pm Movie
FRIDAY
NO Women’s Club
10:00 am Bereavement
Group Mtg
NO Friday Night Movie
3
FRIDAY
9:00 am Womens Club Mtg (1st)
10:00 am Deborah Mtg. (3rd Fri)
9:00 am Glucose Screening (2nd Fri)
10:30 Meditation (last Fri)
3:00 pm Book Discussion Group
(last Fri) Note Date Change,
below
7 pm Rock n Roll Club (3rd Fri)
FRIDAY
THE ACTIVITIES LISTED ABOVE ARE REGULARLY SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES REPEATED THE SAME TIME
EVERY WEEK. THE FOUR SEASONS TIMES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN CALENDAR DATES.
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MONDAY
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SUNDAY
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SATURDAY
SATURDAY
9 am-12 pm Table Tennis
1:30 pm Canasta
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RECYCLING
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? Social Committee presents 8:30 am Monmouth Mall
10:30 am Line Dancing
“Martha Washington”
3:00 pm Chorus Rehearsals
6:30 pm Bridge
7:00-8:00 pm Ticket Sale for
Men’s Club Blue Claws
Game
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9:00 am Zumba
NO Yoga
7:00 pm Bocce Captains
Mtg
1:00 pm Diabetes Group
Mtg
7:00 pm Irish Club Mtg
8:30 am Freehold Mall
9:30 am Golf Committee Mtg
9:30 am Landscaping Comm.
10:30 am Line Dancing
11:00 am Photography Group
12:30 pm Women’s Club Spring
Luncheon at WoodLake
Country Club
1:00 pm Serious Painters Group
1:30 pm Chorus Auditions
3:00 pm Chorus Rehearsal
6:30 pm Bridge
7:00-8:00 pm Ticket Sale for
Men’s Club Showtime I
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12:30 pm Ladies Golf Opening Luncheon
9:00 am Zumba
11:00 am Yoga
RECYCLING
9:00 am Zumba
9:30 am C.A.L. Comm. Mtg
9:30 am A.C.C. Mtg
10:00 am Emergency
Comm. Mtg
11:00 am Yoga
7:00 pm Explore the Website Seminar
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10:00 am Garden Club Mtg
1:00 pm Munch & Learn
VA Benefits
6:30 pm Italian Club Spring
Dance
RECYCLING
8:30 am Ocean County Mall
9:15 am Bally’s Bus Trip
Departs
9:30 am House and
Recreation Comm. Mtg
10:30 am Line Dancing
1:00 pm Chorus Auditions
3:00 pm Chorus Rehearsals
6:00-7:00 pm Ticket Sales for
Canasta Tournament
6:30 pm Bridge
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9:00 am NYC Bus Trip
Departs
9:00 am Zumba
10:00 am Social Committee
NO Yoga
1:00-4:00 pm Children’s
Hours at the Indoor Pool
6:00-7:00 pm Ticket Sale
for Women’s Club Card
Party
8
6:00 pm Singles Club
Mtg
11:00 am-12:00 pm Ticket
Sale for Cinco de Mayo
1:00-4:00 pm Children’s
Hours at the Indoor Pool
6:30-7:30 pm Ticket Sale Rock & Roll Club
7:00 pm Open Condominium
Board Mtg
7
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8:30 am Monmouth Mall
9:30 am Building and Grounds
Mtg
10:30 am Line Dancing
1:00-4:00 pm Children’s Hours
at the Indoor Pool
3:00 pm Chorus Rehearsals
Resume
6:30 pm Bridge
7:00-8:00 pm Ticket Sale for
Men’s Club Twilight Golf
6
12
5
TRASH COLLECTION
9:00 am Glucose Screening
10:00 am Bereavement
Group Mtg
1:00-4:00 pm Children’s
Hours at the Indoor Pool
5:00 & 8:00 am Friday Night
Movie
10
TRASH COLLECTION
7:00-8:00 pm Ticket Sale for
Women’s Club “Slice”
8:15 am “Spring Spectacular”
Bus Trip Departs
30
1:00 pm Arts & Craft Group
Mtg
1:00 pm Voice Your
Concerns
3:00 pm Health Seminar
10:00 am Bereavement
Group Mtg
10:30 am Meditation
3:00 pm Book Discussion
5:00 & 8:00 pm Friday Night
Movie
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8:00 am Blood Lab - Activity 10:00 am Deborah Mtg
10:00 am Bereavement
Center
Group Mtg
10:00 am Website Comm.
7:00 pm Rock & Roll Club
Mtg
Dance
1:00 pm Jewish Culture Club
5:00 & 8:00 am Friday Night
Movie
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9:00 am Cherry Blossom
Tour & Newark Sights
Bus Trips Departs
9:00 am Men’s Club Mtg
10:00 am Pool Comm.Mtg
1:00-4:00 pm Children’s
Hours at the Indoor Pool
1:00 pm Arts & Craft Club
Mtg
6:00-7:00 pm Ticket Sale for
Italian Club
7:00 pm Theater Club Mtg
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City Scene by Terri Peters
Chez Josephine
How sad I was to
read of the tragic and
untimely death of JeanClaude Baker, the irrepressible owner of
the bustling theater district’s favorite jazz bistro, Chez Josephine. I had not
been there for many years, but as I read the sad news,
I relived many happy memories I have of him and his
wonderful scarlet-mirrored bistro on West 42nd Street.
He created an establishment that was a fantasy of Paris,
with himself as the reigning impresario.
The moment you walk through the doors of Chez
Josephine, you are transported to another time and
place--the Paris of the 1920’s to be exact. The bistro
is named for the sensational 20’s jazz performer Josephine Baker, who raised Jean-Claude who was then
a homeless teenager living on the streets of Paris. He
was an unofficial addition to the 12 adopted children
that Josephine Baker called her “rainbow tribe.” He
got his joy of the exotic from her, as well as his love of
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wine served in a glamorous setting. So after moving
to New York, he set out to create the perfect restaurant
in which he could incorporate all the things he loved.
He called it Chez Josephine in homage to the woman
who mothered him.
Thirty years ago, when he opened Chez Josephine
on 42nd Street in the middle of the theater district, it was
a difficult financial time for the city, but the bistro was
a lively success from the very beginning. Jean-Claude
had the place jumping with jazz music, great food, and
a fabulous service staff (that included him) who were
always there to greet the patrons. He gathered many
well-known celebrities who became regulars at Chez
Josephine, adding a bit of glamor to the evening if you
happened to be there. He would always be dressed in
Mandarin attire and was a real showman as he presided
over his patrons making sure everyone was well fed
and happy.
A favorite personal memory for me was
the night I dined there
with friends visiting
from England. JeanClaude charmed them
and made them feel
at home. We enjoyed
dinner but we were
running late for the theater, so in our rush to leave I did
not realize I had dropped my favorite scarf by my seat.
We all left, and as we were rushing up 42nd Street, we
and many startled onlookers heard Jean-Claude calling out loudly to us, waving my scarf over his head,
and running at top speed in order to catch up with us.
As he quickly gave me the scarf, and before I could
thank him, he said, “I knew you would never forgive
yourself for losing a Hermes silk scarf.” Then he did
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It’s the reason I love my hometown no matter where I
have lived over the years. So sure, Chez Josephine will
continue, but without Jean-Claude, West 42nd Street
has lost some of it’s exotic excitement. Thanks for the
memories, Jean-Claude.
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that over the next two years it will stop using chicken
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The move by McDonald’s--one of the largest purchasers of chickens and eggs in the country--could
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McDonald’s purchased 3-4% of the 39 million
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Antibiotic use with poultry, cows, and hogs has
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Beyond the new antibiotics policy, McDonald’s
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Burger King Cans Kids’ Meals Soft Drinks
Burger King recently announced that it has dropped
fountain drinks from its kids’ menu and they are no
longer being merchandised as part of Burger King
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Instead of soft drinks, the BK menu for kids will
offer fat-free milk, 100% apple juice, and low-fat
chocolate milk. Soft drinks are still an option, but they
are no longer listed on the Kids Meal menu.
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Dining Delights by Joyce Becker, Restaurant Reviewer
THE SCONE SHOPPE
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1930 Route 88
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Looking for a new neighborhood place to enjoy
breakfast, lunch, or chat with a friend over afternoon
tea? Scoot on down to the Scone Shoppe, tucked away
in Laurel Square Plaza. Although they opened their
doors here six months ago, they were in business in
Point Pleasant for five years.
This is a charming little place with a light happy
atmosphere. Although “male friendly,” the morning I
was there it was filled with women seemingly enjoying
the food and each other’s company.
Linen tablecloths and napkins adorn each table,
along with mixed patterned china. Soft sea-green walls
are enhanced with stark white moldings, mirrors, and
art.
This is listed as a gourmet bakery and rated 4
½ stars out of 5 by 1,968 patrons. A 4.7 rating was
given to the strawberry and Nutella-filled French toast. Sounds delish!
Breakfast choices range from $4.95 (oatmeal with
raisins and seasonal fruit) to $8.95 (Farmhouse Omelet
with spinach, bacon, and goat cheese; french fries,
and toast.) Also offered are a variety of pancakes and
French toast, $7.95. Cheese blintzes are topped with
seasonal fresh fruit and whipped cream ($8.95.)
Lunch entrée sandwiches average $8.95-$9.95,
with favorites such as tuna, egg salad, ham and cheese,
chicken salad, turkey, grilled cheese, or vegetable.
Grandkids coming to visit? Children’s menu entrees are $5.95.
A huge variety of teas await your selection. A pot
of tea costs $4.00. There are unlimited refills for coffee and iced tea.
Owner Teresa, and her Mom, Patricia, are proud
of the approximately 98 varieties of scones they create (not all flavors are served on the same day). Tea
breads are wrapped for purchase. Gluten-free scones
are available.
Looking to host a special occasion party? Speak
to Teresa or Patricia about their three-course Tea Party
at $25.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity.)
Joyce
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Frankly Speaking by Rae Frank
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doing our best. Our finances? It’s too late.
What then? Oh, I know…for me it’s time to agonize over which diet program I should begin to follow
before bathing suit season arrives. Incidentally, despite
the fact that I utilize the indoor pool and hot tub all
winter, I don’t know why, but somehow it’s not the
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In Our Own Words
My Favorite Memories ~
Sounds And Colors
When I was four, my mother
told me about firebugs, then
handed me a small glass jar with
a lid to put them in. I was in awe
of the small flashing lights that
were floating in the quiet blackness. With my jar in my
hand, I ran through deep farm grass from one flashing
light to another. Did I grab any? I doubt it.
The feeling of cool water while swimming in the
nearby lake each summer….Diving from a high rocky
ledge into the clear water below. I would dive deep into
the water until my hands touched the water weeds on
the lake bottom. I remember the blinding light of the
sun as I returned to the surface. It was a quiet lake and
I can still feel the excitement of cooling off on those
hot summer days.
We had a small pond next to our house, perfect
for ice skating in the winter. I can still feel the excitement I had, testing the frozen clear ice and hearing the
scratching sounds of my ice skates as I skated forward
and backward and round and round, over and over,
until the sun started to go down.
I have many fond memories. We all do. Our memories have feeling, color, and sound.
by Bertha Mattia
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Change Of Season
Is spring around the corner?
We hope that it is there.
We’ve had enough of winter,
We’ve really had our share.
The icy roads and blizzard winds that
kept us in our homes.
It’s good knowing we have neighbors and
we’re never quite alone.
Soon it’s time to plant the seed and
watch the flowers grow.
Let Old Man Winter stay behind
We do not want the snow!
TAbLoiD QuArTe
by Lorrie Stack
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exciting like floods, if you couldn’t share them
with somebody.
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FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
Interview with James Malone... Interviewer, Joyce Becker
I want to openly thank Bob Hertzendorf, our talented friend, neighbor, and active Four Seasons volunteer, as well as certified hypnotherapist. He invited
me to attend a session with one of his hypnotherapist
colleagues. It was an honor.
A special man entered my life that evening. His
name, James Malone. The aura that he exudes is one
of gentleness, respect, and kindness towards his clients, coupled with wisdom in both his listening skills
and responses. Twenty years of experience has honed
these innate qualities as a Certified Hypnotist, NOT a
stage performer.
Joyce: At what stage of life did you realize that
you had a leaning toward, and an ability in self-hypnosis for well-being?
Jim: In my early 30’s I worked in the field of
psychiatric training. Prior to that I worked in an adult
psychiatric program. In 1995, I took my initial certification course at the Harte Center in Manhattan. It
was there that I developed tools that changed my life.
Joyce: Did you have a specific mentor?
Jim: Many teachers opened new paths of learning to me. As a result, I experienced an evolution
in life through various opportunities that presented
themselves.
Joyce: What did some of your studies include?
Jim: I took a multitude of continuing education
courses in this field and became adept in the basics of
hypnosis. This led to my degree as a Certified Hypnotist.
Joyce: Any other accolades?
Jim: In 2001, I completed an alternative doctoral
degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy through the American
Pacific University, receiving nearly 1,000 hours of
independent study and a dissertation project. I have
also been an adjunct instructor with Ocean County College’s Continuing Professional Education Program. In
addition, I also have begun to lead group stop-smoking
and weight-loss programs through the community programs offered by the Meridian Health System.
Joyce: Is there a specific category that you specialize in?
Jim: The categories are widespread, such as: stopping smoking, weight loss, coping with stress as well
as general circumstances in dealing with life.
Joyce: Do you teach one-on-one or in groups?
Jim: I generally work with clients privately or
in small groups.
Joyce: What are your classes designed to teach?
Jim: They are designed to teach some essential
skills so you can independently reduce the effects of
unhealthy stress and tension.
Joyce: What are some conditions that benefit from
learning self-hypnosis and other mind/body healing
methods?
Jim: Tinnitus, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and persistent stress and anxiety. Very often a
person who experiences these ongoing problems will
begin to feel powerless. What you will learn here is
intended to restore your sense of control.
Joyce: How would you define hypnosis?
Jim: It is defined as a naturally altered state of
consciousness where a person becomes better able to
alter his perception of self, other people, and the world
around him.
Joyce: Define what hypnosis is not.
Jim: It is not something only certain people can
do, a situation where you can lose control and can be
made to tell secrets, or a state of mind that a person
could be stuck in.
Joyce: What is your ultimate goal on life’s path?
Jim: To be of service to others while enjoying
myself in the process.
Joyce: I would like to brag for Jim who is also
a speaker, author, and lecturer. His books include
“Author of Nine Hypnotic Tales,” “Fascinating Stories
for your Positive Transformation,” and “Calm Your
Tinnitus, The Less You Fear It, The Less You Hear
It.” In 2000, 2008, and in 2009, he was voted Best
Of The Best Holistic Practitioner in the Asbury Press
Reader’s Poll.
Jim, I would like to thank you for sharing your
precious time and expertise. I am sure that you have
not only enlightened me but many of our readers as
well. For those of you who would like to contact James
Malone, he can be reached at the address and phone
number below:
James Malone
Certified Hypnotist
N.J. Hypnosis Counseling Center
302 Hawthorne Ave. Unit #3
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. 08704
732-714-7040 or [email protected]
Joyce
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Laugh a Little
A Dog Named Sex
Folks generally aren’t very creative in choosing
names for their dogs--that’s why there are so many
named Rover and Spot. But, have you heard the plight
of the fellow who thought he’d be cute and named his
dog Sex? It goes like this:
One day Sex and I took a walk and he ran away
from me. I spent hours looking for that dog. A policeman came by and asked what I was doing in this alley
at midnight? I told him I was looking for Sex. My case
comes up next Tuesday.
But, that isn’t all the trouble Sex has caused me.
One day, I went to the Town Hall to get a dog license
for Sex. The clerk asked me what I wanted. I told him
I wanted a license for Sex. He said, “I’d like to have
one too.” Then, I said, “You don’t understand. She’s
a dog.” He said he didn’t care what she looked like.
When I told him I’d had Sex since I was five, he said,
“You must have been an early bloomer!”
When I decided to get married, I told the Minister
I wanted to have Sex at the wedding. He told me I’d
have to wait until after the wedding. When I protested
that Sex had played a big part in my life, he said he
really didn’t want to hear about my personal life.
After my wife and I were married, I took the dog
with us on our honeymoon. When I checked into the
hotel, I told the clerk I wanted a room for my wife and
wanted one for Sex. She said. “Every room in this hotel
is for sex.” I said, “You don’t understand. Sex keeps
me awake at night.” The clerk said, “Me too.”
When my wife and I separated, we went to court
to fight for custody of the dog. When I told the Judge
I had Sex before I was married, he grinned and said,
“So did I.”
Now that I’ve been thrown in jail, married, divorced, and had more trouble with that dog than I ever
imagined, I’m in counseling. My psychiatrist asked
me what my problem was. I said, “Sex has died and
left my life. It’s like losing a best friend and I’m so
lonely.” He said, “Look, you and I both know that sex
isn’t man’s best friend. You should get a dog.”
plex life. The
penguin is very
committed to
its family and
will mate for
life, as well as
maintain a form
of compassionate contact with
i t s o ff s p r i n g
throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other
members of the family and social circle have been
known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial
wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for
the dead bird to be rolled into and buried. The male
penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave
and sing:
“Freeze a jolly good fellow.”
“Freeze a jolly good fellow.”
(You didn’t really think I know anything about
penguins, did you?)
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It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and comPAGE 48
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a
bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping
slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know
everything there is to be known.
FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
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5. Birthdays are good. The more you have, the
longer you live.
6. Save the earth. It’s the only planet in the universe with CHOCOLATE!
7. Some day you’re the pigeon and sometimes
you’re the statue. Just clean yourself off and
soldier on.
8. Last, but not least, you can light a candle or
curse the darkness. Which will you choose?
Bob
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Movie Talk by Charlie Phillip
1932-33
These were bad times
for the movie industry as
well as for much of the
country. FDR closed the
banks, most studio heads
reduced salaries by 50%,
technicians were restricted
from going to other studios,
writers had their salaries
slashed, and actors were paid whatever the moguls
decreed was fair. RKO and Universal studios went into
receivership, Paramount filed for bankruptcy, and Fox
Studios were in great crisis. To overcome this control
by the studios, writers formed the Screenwriters Guild
and actors formed the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
Yet good films continued to be made. Here’s a
sampling of films made during this time:
• Stop-action animation was improved, and
“King Kong” was created with the manly Bruce
Cabot saving the woman he loved, Fay Wray.
• A small part for a dancing duo captured moviegoers’ hearts, as Fred Astaire and Ginger
Rogers whirled across the screen in “Flying
Down to Rio.” Do you remember the bevy of
beauties gyrating while strapped to the wings
of bi-planes?
• In “Bill of Divorcement,” Katherine Hepburn
and John Barrymore try to reconcile as daughter and father on his release from a mental
institution. Off stage, they disliked each other.
Kate supposedly said to John, “I will never act
with you again.” John then replied “Well, my
dear, I didn’t know you ever had.”
• Busby Berkley directed three musicals this
year, all of which starred the singing Dick
Powell and the dancing Ruby Keeler. They
were “42nd Street,” “Footlight Parade,” and
“Golddiggers of 1933.”
• Paul Muni was treated unmercifully in “I Am
a Fugitive From a Chain Gang.”
• Charles Laughton couldn’t find a wife who
would give him a male child, so he got rid of
them in “The Private Life of Henry the Eighth.”
• Mae West asked Cary Grant to “come up and
see me some time” in “I’m No Angel.”
• And Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes professed
their love for each other during the war in “A
Farewell to Arms.”
It was quite a year!
The Awards night was on March 16, 1934--dinner
along with dancing to the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Will Rogers was the presenter of the gold statuette
which, for the first time, was referred to as “Oscar.”
(To this day, nobody knows how he got that name,
but it stuck)
Acting awards went to Charles Laughton as “Henry” and Katherine Hepburn (The first of her 4 wins and
13 nominations) for “Morning Glory,” in which she
said “The Calla lillies are in bloom again.”
Best Picture nominees were: “A Farewell to Arms,”
“42nd Street,” “Fugitive from a Chain Gang,” “Henry
the 8th,” “She Done Him Wrong,” “Lady for a Day,”
“Little Women,” “Smilin’ Through,” “State Fair,” and
the ultimate winner, “Cavalcade.”
“Cavalcade,” based on a Noel Coward play, concerned an aristocratic family during the years 1900
thru 1932 while living through the Boer War, flights
over the English Channel, the Titanic’s sailing, and
the Great War. Reminds me, somewhat, of the old TV
series “Upstairs, Downstairs.” To me, the best parts
in the film are when the 10-year-old Bonita Granville
appears. I think “Chain Gang” would have been a
better choice.
Here’s our trivia for this issue: What films did these
quotes come from? Answers on Page 56
1. “Houston, we have a problem.”
2. “Oh, Jerry, don’t ask for the moon. We have
the stars.”
3. “We rob banks.”
4. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
5. “After all, tomorrow is another day.”
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OCEAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Trips
• A Day on the Lower East Side—Join OCHS
members and friends on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for
a charter bus trip to New York City’s Lower East
Side. The bus leaves OCHS at 26 Hadley Ave, Toms
River, at 8:00 AM promptly, and returns at approximately 6:00 PM. The itinerary includes a one-hour tour
of the Tenement Museum; lunch at the iconic Pete’s
Tavern (choice of appetizers, soup or salad, choice of
one of four entrees, choice of dessert, unlimited soda
and coffee), followed by a TWO HOUR WALKING
TOUR of Lower East Side attractions by a licensed tour
guide, all of which, along with gratuities, are included
in the $90 cost. Your reservation and checks payable to
OCHS are due by April 6th. Contact trip coordinator,
Jeff Schenker (609-339-9134) to reserve one of the 45
spots today! This trip is NOT handicapped accessible.
• Spring Victorian Tea at 600 Main—Tuesday,
May 5, 2015, 12:30 or 3:30 seating. Reservations accepted starting March 3rd by speaking to Cheryl—no
messages!—at 732-890-3200. Shop at Little Treasures
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Boutique before and after each seating. Cost is $25 for
OCHS members; $27 for non-members. Checks must
be sent to OCHS 26 Hadley Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753
with TEA/CHERYL marked in lower left-hand corner
of envelope within five(5) days of phone reservations
to confirm your seat. No refunds.
Exhibits • Hook, Line and Sinker: History of Fishing in Ocean County up to 1950–on display now
through May 1, 2015. This exhibit is closing soon,
so plan to stop in before it’s too late! This exhibit can
be viewed Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to
3:00 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 1:003:00 pm.
• NEW: The Crafty Woman opened on March
3rd. See the creative talents of Ocean County women as
you view examples of bobbin lace, crocheting, knitting,
samplers, and needlepoint, quilting, and tatting from
the 1860s to the 1940s. This exhibit will be available
for viewing on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the first
Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm through
February 2016.
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Of Interest
(Formerly “Tidbits.” The title of this column has
been changed to more accurately reflect the content of
the articles…Karel)
Missed Your Flight? Now What?
You’ve just spend a great week on vacation, and
now it’s time to head home. You wisely plan to have
the airport shuttle pick you up from the hotel with time
to spare so that you can navigate through anticipated
long lines at baggage check-in and security. Once the
shuttle gets on the road, however, you and the driver
realize that traffic has come to a halt.
The driver tries his best to get you to the airport
on time, but when you finally arrive, your flight is
taxiing down the runway, and you’re not on it. What
do you do now?
If you miss your flight, the first thing to do is notify
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“no-show.” The airline representatives at the airport
can assist you. Or, if you booked with a travel agent,
call your agent immediately. Your agent or airline
representative will try to get you on the next available flight on the same airline. You may be placed on
“stand-by” status, meaning that the flight is sold out
but that you’re in line for a seat if there are cancellations or no-shows.
In the instance of mechanical problems, delayed
or cancelled flights, and/or missed connections, most
airlines will attempt to rebook you on the next possible
flight to your destination at no additional charge. You
should keep in mind, however, that there is no federal
regulation requiring them to do so.
It is typical for many airlines to overbook flights
to compensate for no-shows. In cases in which the
flight is overbooked, you may be bumped from the
flight, especially if you check in later than other passengers. In this case of overbooked flights, airlines are
required by the U.S. Department of Transportation to
ask for volunteers to give up their seats in exchange
for compensation--money, food, or lodging vouchers,
or free trips--which is determined by the airline.
If you agree to be bumped from the flight, and the
airline is not able to get you to your destination within
one hour for domestic flights and four hours for international flight of your original arrival time, you may
be entitled to additional compensation (a maximum of
$400 for domestic; $800 for international) depending
on your ticket price and length of delay. The airline is
required to give you a written statement detailing your
rights in this situation.
Clearly, there are circumstances beyond your control that, despite careful planning, can cause delays
and result in missed flights. Nevertheless, here are
some things you can do to lessen the likelihood that
you will be late.
• Before leaving your accommodations, check
your flight’s status to see if departure times or
gates have changed. If possible, check in online and print boarding passes before heading
to the airport.
• As a rule, you should arrive two hours ahead of
your flight time for domestic flights, and three
hours ahead for international flights.
• When scheduling connecting flights, leave
sufficient time between your arrival and connecting departure.
• Consider spending the night before departing
on your trip and the last night of your trip at a
hotel close to the airport, especially if you have
a long drive to the airport, if your flight departs
very early, or if the weather is questionable.
Most important, if you do miss your flight, don’t
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travel agent or airline representative is there to assist
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Five Notable New State Laws Enacted In 2014
Sports Betting. Gov. Chris Christie signed a
bill into law aimed at clearing the way for legalized
sports betting in New Jersey. The measure ended New
Jersey’s prohibition on sports betting. Major sports
leagues and the NCAA are fighting New Jersey’s efforts, and a judge blocked the new state law, concluding
that it violates the federal professional and Amateur
Sports Protection Act. The measure became law last
October 17th, but the fight to allow casinos and race
tracks to offer sports betting continues.
Jessica Lunsford Act. The law imposes mandatory sentencing of 25 years to life in prison for people
convicted of sexually assaulting a child under the age
of 13, with a mandatory term of 25 years before parole
eligibility. The bill, signed last May 15th, took effect
immediately.
Cameras in Police Cars. Christie signed into law a
bill that requires every municipal police car purchased
or leased in the state and primarily used for traffic
stops to have a video recording system. The measure
also calls for increasing the fine for people convicted
of driving while intoxicated from $100 to $125. The
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Interest Arbitration. Christie signed off on legislation written by a bi-partisan group of lawmakers
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End-of Life Q&A
What exactly happens when an animal is euthanized?
Your veterinarian has special training to provide
your pet with a humane and gentle death. Most often,
he or she uses a two-step process. First, the pet is injected with a sedative to make him calm and comfortable.
Next, the vet injects a special medication. These drugs
function in such a fashion that the animal experiences
no awareness of the end of life. The process takes
about 10 to 20 seconds. The veterinarian then checks
to make sure that the animal’s heart has stopped. With
this procedure, there is no suffering.
Is there a “right time” to euthanize an animal?
And how will I know when that is?
If your animal has episodes of obvious suffering
during the day or night, it is appropriate to plan a
euthanasia right away. If you are not sure how much
your pet is suffering, keep a daily record of the good
times versus the bad times. Then you can decide when
the quality of life is so poor that it is time for you to
give him the gift of a “good death.” It is important to
ask your veterinarian for the exact signs of suffering
likely to be associated with the condition or disease
that your pet has.
Sometimes we are tempted to delay the moment
of euthanasia, because we anticipate our intense grief.
Unfortunately, we may regret that we allowed the pet
to linger too long.
Is it normal for me to feel so angry/sad/confused
after my pet has died?
Often, it is the most responsible owners who feel
guilty and confused about the choices they made
regarding the end of their pet’s life. Occasionally, a
person may feel temporarily angry with their veterinarian or others involved in end-of-life issues. These
feelings of anger may be our attempts to distract from
the ultimate encounter with the sadness of the loss.
Various forms of grief are perfectly normal.
What are some things I can do to work through
my grief?
The most important thing is to recognize that the
loss of a beloved pet is a serious event that society
does not always respect. Your first task is to take care
of yourself. Make sure you get the rest and nutrition
you need, even when you feel distracted. Your concentration may be impaired, too, so that you need to take
extra care with driving and crossing the street. Grief
is a normal process, and time really does heal. Some-
times it helps to create a special place in your home to
which you can go when you want to remember your
pet. Although remembering may be painful at first,
eventually that pain will turn into sweet memories.
How long should we wait until we get another pet
for the family?
Even though your house feels very empty, it is best
to wait at least one month before bringing home a new
pet. When you’re ready, you can check out the dogs
and cats in your local shelter. If you feel attracted to
a new pet, don’t worry that it is a betrayal of the lost
animal. Your ability to give a good home to a new pet
is really a compliment to your previous relationship.
from ASPCA web site
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Why Do Cats Have
Whiskers?
Those stiff hairs on
your cat’s face and legs
don’t just add to her cuteness -- they have real work
to do. Whiskers are GPS
and radar systems for your cat. “They are a powerful
and important part of how a cat senses the world,” says
W. Mark Cousins, DVM, the founder of a veterinary
clinic in New Orleans.
Each thick whisker is filled with tiny, supersensitive nerves that help your cat judge distance and space.
It’s how she makes decisions like: Is this box too small
to get inside? How far do I need to jump to reach that
counter? It’s also how she detects what’s around her.
“Cats that are blind can navigate rooms very well by
just walking around and letting their whiskers get a
sense of where they are spatially,” Cousins says.
The follicles--the sacs that hold the hairs--are deep,
with lots of nerve endings that send messages to the
cat’s brain. There’s also a sensory organ at the tip of
each whisker. It picks up vibrations in the environment
that help the cat sense where she is and what other
creatures are around her.
Most whiskers are rooted in the thick pads on the
upper lip, but smaller sets are in the eyebrow area,
along the chin, and near the feet. The ones on the sides
of the nose are the same width as your cat’s body; they
help her figure out whether a space is wide enough to
squeeze through. Whiskers on the back of the legs help
your cat climb trees.
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You can tell your cat’s mood by observing the position of its whiskers: When a cat is relaxed, her whiskers
will remain still, sticking straight out from the side of
her head. If she is curious or is on the hunt, she’ll press
them slightly forward. Cats that are nervous or upset
will pin the whiskers back toward the face.
Like other hairs on a cat’s body, whiskers shed.
That’s normal. But you should never trim them. A cat
with cut whiskers will become disoriented and scared.
“If you cut them, that’s like blindfolding someone,
taking away one of their ways of identifying what’s
in their environment,” says veterinarian Jane Brunt.
from The Week
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Love is taking a few steps backward maybe
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Roz's Ramblings by Roz Obolsky
Uh-oh! OMG! Can you believe it? It’s that time
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your closets and secret stashes and ask those soulstirring questions …Do I really need it? Have I used
it? Does it still fit? Can it be fixed? And, Can I bear to
part with it? If you’re anything like me, the toughest
to answer is the last of those questions. I tend to get
attached to my possessions, whether they are items of
apparel, items that once had a needed function or were
just was decorative once upon a time. Thankfully, I
recently got a phone call from a local charity that made
a plaintive plea for any manner of items that could be
donated to further their cause. I bravely took a deep
breath and consulted my linen closet (bedding was
on their list of needs) and yanked out several sets of
sheets and pillowcases that hadn’t been used in all the
years we’ve lived here, pulled a few items of clothing
from a neighboring closet that no manner of tugging
or squeezing myself into would end in successful fit,
and hurriedly stacked them into a carton and onto the
porch before I could risk or entertain second thoughts.
So here we go again; I have to face those dilemmas once more. As luck would have it, our special
community pick-up is just around the corner (May 11,
2015) and I can bid fond adieu to items that woefully
have out-lived their usefulness, and trust they will rest
in peace (possibly pieces) elsewhere. With any luck,
that local charity will find our phone number once more
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About Gossip
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give me a “heads up” about a rumor circulating about
me and Maggi. I thought “how perfect” to lead in with
this story as an illustration of the how’s and why’s of
gossip. But first the actual RUMOR and the GOSSIP:
“A friend,” who shall remain nameless, called another friend down in Florida, who also shall remain
nameless, to report that Maggi and I have separated
and that Maggi has bought another house in the community, thanks to the generosity of her affluent brother,
with whom she now resides.
Since I am hearing this rumor third-hand, I would
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at one time or another, and I will let you consider the
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Gossip is understood to be talk about the personal
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So, why do we do this, since, as you can tell by this
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curious about other humans. Because knowledge is
power. Because being the first to know something gives
one some social status and an emotional connection
with the other gossipers. Because sometimes life is tedious and boring, and gossip creates a more interesting
diversion. Because sharing gossip with others of like
mind helps us form or strengthen certain friendships.
Because forbidden to bite or hit, we turn to verbal violence. And even because sometimes we are genuinely
concerned and seek validation from others with a view
towards developing a helpful plan of action.
Although there is not one shred of accuracy in the
story (minus the affluence of Maggi’s brother), and I
am pleased to report that Maggi and I continue to reside
happily together for almost 30 years but do not own
any other house here in Four Seasons or elsewhere, I
feel free to speculate on the disparate bits of information that might have been used to fabricate this rumor.
Recently I attended a meeting of the Women’s
Club. Being double booked with other engagements,
Maggi was unable to attend. Several people inquired
about her absence and were told exactly that…but,
perhaps it did not ring true to them, or her absence
created a feeling of concern in others. The second
piece of information involves the inaccurate listing of
Maggi’s address in the latest issue of the Four Seasons
Telephone Directory. Although we are told the correct
address and phone number is on the website and will
appear as an addendum in the Four Seasons Times,
this administrative faux-pas may have contributed to
the development of this story. Then mix and stir these
(inaccurate) pieces of information with one loving,
affluent brother, and it is possible to construct a rumor
from this recipe.
Luckily for all involved, both Maggi and I were
initially amused by the rumor and the gossip. But we
are also bewildered that people who call themselves
our friends did not feel comfortable, courageous, or
concerned enough to attempt to verify their “information” directly with us instead of sharing what they
believed to be private and personal information about
our life with others. And that is always the downside
of this popular, albeit tacky behavior. In this instance,
no harm was done; but that is not always the case.
What are your thoughts about this?
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FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
Upcoming/Special Events
MUNCH & LEARN SEMINAR--April 14
FOUR SEASONS TIMES SPONSORED
In its ongoing mission of bringing entertaining
and informational programs to our residents, the Four
Seasons Times is pleased to announce a “Munch &
Learn” seminar on Tuesday, April 14th, at 1 pm in the
Activity Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Frank Quadrino has been employed by the Department of Veteran Affairs for the past 38 years. He
started in 1976 as a Recreation Therapist, working with
the long-term care population. In 1986 he became Chief
of Recreation, supervising a staff of 20 therapists and
a patient population of more 1,000. In 1998, he was
selected as the patient advocate and assigned to represent the outpatients and their family members with
any issues or problems dealing with their health care.
Mr. Quadrino is currently the Community Outreach
Manager for the VA New Jersey health care system,
and is responsible for informing veterans about their
eligibility for health care benefits and the numerous
services that the VA provides to its veterans.
Frank will discuss the many benefits that are available to veterans, define who is qualified to receive
them, and explain how to go about receiving them.
There will be a Q&A period afterwards.
Although some residents may have heard Frank
previously, the information he will present is important
enough to hold a seminar for everyone, especially those
of you who have never been to one of his seminars.
Please check at the Activity Desk for availability.
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“EXPLORE OUR SEASONS WEBSITE”
SEMINAR--Come to an informal gathering in the
Clubhouse on April 15th at 7 pm. You will learn how
to navigate our website, and will discover all the useful
information available to you. Light refreshments will
be served. Sign-up at the Activity Desk by April 13.
Try it--you’ll be impressed!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
SOCIAL COMMITTEE’S “MEET MARTHA
WASHINGTON”--Save the Date: April 26th at 1 pm.
Ticket sales, April 2nd, 6-7pm in Arts & Crafts Room.
Light refreshments will be served. $10 per person.
Optional BYOB wine exchange.
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S O C I A L C OMMI TT EE S P ON S ORED
GRANDCHILDREN’S FUN DAY--Save the Date:
July 18th. There will be an organizational meeting
for volunteer workers at 9:30 am in the Theater on
Monday, April 27th. If you have any questions, contact
Judy Schenker at 732-965-5577.
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
It certainly was a SUPER Sunday in more ways
than one fantastic football game between the Seattle
Seahawks and the New England Patriots. In fact,
everything was invitingly gigantic, from the 6-foot
sub sandwiches to the enormous screen provided by
DJ Joey V.
Tables were set with smorgasbords sporting (no
pun intended) a vast number of tasty appetizers and
desserts. Attendees had even more fun participating in
games of chance and predictions. The game itself was
an immense nail-biting four-hour competition between
two extremely talented teams. Thanks to Chairperson
Judy Schenker and her committee for planning this
super, super party!
Jeri Hadley
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MEN’S CLUB VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE
On February 14th, romance was in the
air, and red heart balloons were swaying
on each table in the Ballroom. Music
was played by the four-piece band, “Back
Tracks,” and the 93 people who attended enjoyed dancing to the music of the 50’s and 60’s.
Snacks were served on each table, along with soda,
water, and coffee. During the evening we were treated
to very large cupcakes topped with vanilla icing that
was decorated with hearts.
There were two door prizes, and the two winners
each received a very large box of chocolate candy.
There was also a 50/50 drawing and the lucky winners
were Anne O’Brien, John O’Brien, and Linda Mesaros.
Special thanks for running this wonderful evening
go to Al Rutsky and Lenny Rocafuerte, along with
their helpers, Sue Rutsky (in charge of door prizes),
and Beverly Patton along with Lil Tibus, who were in
charge of the 50/50 tickets.
Bob Tibus, President of the Men’s Club was glowing when he saw how smoothly the evening went. It
was a perfect night, as evidenced by the many smiling
faces.
Pricilla Greenwald
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TRAVEL CLUB
Quantum Of The Seas – 12-Night Cruise
On January 11th, we began our adventure with a
bus ride from the Clubhouse to Bayonne’s new pier,
excited to board Royal Caribbean’s newest ship called
the Quantum of the Seas.
As we approached the ship at the pier, we were
astounded--this ship was enormous and we were anxious to see all the new technology and robotics awaiting us. This first-class ship will forever change your
perspective on cruising. It boasts of many innovative
attractions that were exciting and entertaining.
There was a “skydiving simulator” that allows you
to experience the exhilaration of flying without having
to leave the ship. There was a “Flow Rider Surf simulator,” which, unfortunately, usually ended in a wipe-out.
A new indoor activity was the first ever “bumper
cars,” in addition to a roller skating rink. One of the
most spectacular innovations was the introduction of
the “North Star.” This glass bubble, holding up to 15
people, ascends more than 300 feet above sea level
for breathtaking 360-degree views of the ocean and
the entire ship.
Our ports of call were Labardee, then Puerto Rico,
St. Maarten, Barbados, Martinique, and St. Kitts.
The weather was gorgeous, with warm temperature
and sunny skies throughout the entire trip.
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While cruising, we saw very good entertainment in
the theater. One show was “Mama Mia,” with a repertoire of Abba’s greatest hits. ­We also saw a headline
show called “Sonic Odyssey.” This show included a
harp with strings that extended from the stage to the
balcony. There were drums going from the ceiling to
the stage that were played by drummers suspended
in the air! In all, two dozen musicians, vocalists, and
dancers provided for a wonderful evening.
At sea, we had a Four Seasons cocktail party with
music. Bobbie Tompson, our Worldwide Travel Agent
hosted it, and many of us got up to dance. We were
like one happy family at this get-together.
We also visited a showroom called “Two-70,”
which combines entertainment with technology and
a robotic display with digital screening. There was
even a bar on deck with a robotic bartender that mixes
your cocktails!
A brand new ship, The Anthem of the Seas, will arrive in Bayonne in the fall of 2015. If you are interested
in a planned cruise on this ship, contact me (Priscilla).
Hope to see you there.
Priscilla Greenwald
FOUR SEASONS TIMES APRIL 2015
PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW
“CELEBRATES THE MOVIES”
The Four Seasons trip to see the Philadelphia Flower Show started on a cold wintery day with a prediction
of snow and sleet due to arrive by 3:00 P.M. With this
information in mind, we all voted to leave Philadelphia
at 3:00 P.M., an hour earlier than scheduled. With that
dilemma settled, we all looked forward to an exciting day. The show’s theme this year was a celebration
of the movies. The exhibitions were inspired by the
movies of Disney and Disney Pixar films. As we entered the Entrance Garden, we felt like we
were in a 1920’s movie palace, with grand chandeliers
covered with flower blossoms, moss, and jewels. The
star-studded rose garden, with blooms named in honor
of Silver Screen legends (my favorite was the Marilyn
Monroe peach-colored rose), got us right into a happy
mood. The displays were inspired by such movies as
“Cars,” “Frozen,” and the new “Cinderella.” They were
all exciting and beautiful to see, however, the real stars
of the show were the plants and the flowers. There
were also garden designs and “how-to” information
available to home gardeners. Another big plus was the
many shops that were filled with beautiful plants and
garden décor; it was all very tempting. Oh, and before
I forget, the other SUPER PLUS was the Philadelphia
Market across the street from Convention Hall. It was
a place you could spend a whole day discovering. I
and many others on the bus took Lynn Silverman’s
advice and had lunch there. I had the best corned beef
on rye--my stomach is still smiling!
The time seemed to just fly by and it was time to
get back to the bus area. Our bus leader, Ruth Nieskens,
gathered us up and onto the bus just as it started to
snow. It was a smooth trip home due to our expert
driver, Dave.
It was another great Four Seasons day trip. Thanks,
Lisa.
Terri Peters
Personals
I would like to send a “thank you” to all my friends
and neighbors who either made a condolence call, sent
food for Shiva, called to see how I am doing, sent a
card, or made a donation to a charity in memory of my
beloved husband, Joe Rosenblatt, who passed away on
January 15, 2015.
Thank you for making this difficult time in my life
a little easier. It helps to know you care.
Boosters
What is a booster? A booster is a financial supporter of the newsletter. Five dollars gets your name (and
your spouse’s) listed in three consecutive issues of the
newsletter. Please include the listing as you wish it to
be printed. Your check should be made out to “Four
Seasons Community Association” (not FSCA!) This
money goes into the Association Fund, which is used
to benefit the entire Four Seasons Community.
**January 2015-December 2015**
Winnie & Joe Canavan
Rosalie & Nick Caputo
Barbara Corvino-Diaz & Carlos Diaz
Phil Feldman
Arlene Gietter
Howie & Lois Geschwind
Phyllis & Don Guida
Joan Kennelly
Pat Migliaccio
John & Terry Nardone
Roz & Sandy Obolsky
Joe Parisi & Pat Mulroy
Bill & Maddie Raheb
Mike & Jennie Rasulo
Geraldine Redling
Al & Sue Rutsky
Myrna & Irv Sachs
Dagmar Santangelo
Gerald & Phyllis Schneiderman
Marilyn & Bill Slipe
Larry & Elaine Tunkel
February/April /May
Louis & Denise Esposito
Rose & Shelly Fialkoff
Walt & Lynda Pullis
Geraldine Redling
Silvio & Lucille Setteducati
Sy & Marilyn Siegel
Phyllis Zielenzinski
If there ever comes a day when we can’t
be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay
there forever.
~Rhoda Rosenblatt, Stephanie Weisbrot & Family
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Philadelphia Flower Show
Super Bowl Sunday
Women's Opening Day Luncheon
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