The Official Newsletter of Lions Head North
Volume 7, Number 11
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Lion’s Head nortH
Scott Clayton 732-920-9801
Office Number 732-920-9409
Fax Number 732-920-9451
All maintenance fees due on the first of each month, any maintenance checks
not received by the 10th of the month will be charged a $10 late fee.
All reports and articles must be in by the 12th of the month.
bill matteucci-President 920-0964
Debbie Fritz-vice President
Clubhouse and Painting 262-7912
Joan morrison-Treasurer 477-0383
Joanne Corwin-Secretary 451-1866
Tom Delahanty-Snow removal and Pool
Garbage Pickup - Tuesday
Recycling - Wednesday
Bricktown Public Works - 732-451-4061
Clubhouse Game Room - 732-920-9801
Police/First Aid - 911
Police/Fire Dept. - 732-262-1100
Editor - Debbie Fritz
Disclaimer: The material in this newsletter is for the
residents of Lions Head North. The ads do not represent
an endorsement by the association and are only provided
for information and we are not responsible for any
errors or dissatisfaction with the advertised products.
sChedule of trustee meetings
Work Shop Meeting, Tuesday, November 6 th , 7pm
NO Association Meeting in November
township phone numbers
OC Senior Services
board of Social Services
OC Surrogate's office
OC Tax board
County Clerk's office
County Connection (OC mall)
board of Elections
OC Library (main Number)
Private Industry Council (job training)
Fair Housing Assitance
OC road Department
OC recycling Center (drop-off only)
OC Transportation Dept.
You can also call the County switchboard
LIONS HEAD NORTH
OCTOber 9, 2012
Submitted by Joanne Corwin, Secretary
The Community meeting was held on Tuesday,
October 9, 2012 at the Lions Head Clubhouse. President
bill matteucci opened the meeting at 7:00 pm.
Debbie Fritz led in the Pledge of Allegiance, with
a moment of silence for our men and women in the
In attendance were bill matteucci, Joanne Corwin,
Debbie Fritz, Joan morrison and Tom Delhanty.
Joanne read the minutes of the September meeting,
accepted by Joan morrison and seconded by Debbie
Fritz. There was no Treasurer’s report at this time.
President matteucci then asked for updates on Clubs
Choral Club – meets on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm and
all are welcome to come to join in.
Activities – The Atlantic City trip will be October
19th going to Caesars. There will be a bunco night,
Wednesday, October 31st.
Control Committee – Several residents have requested
work to be done in their home. (Please see
Control Committee article).
Garden Club – Krista Campolatano has volunteered
to decorate the outside of our Clubhouse and
front entrance. The Trustees and the audience complimented
Krista on the great job she did – well done.
Ceramic Club is doing well and those residents
participating have been advised to order their Holiday
pieces as soon as possible.
Stained Glass should be starting up soon.
bowling – mike Calendra said we have full teams
and everyone is having fun.
Senior Advisory Committee – barbara meakin
reported on mayor Acropolis’ meeting. Please see
her full report in this issue.
Newsletter – Joanne Porcaro asked that anyone
interested in submitting an article for the newsletter
to contact her.
Texas Hold-em – The final Texas Hold-em for this
year will be November 4th. No game in December –
will resume in January 2013.
Old business - Carl’s Fencing has completed
replacing the fence in the common ground. We are
still waiting for lights and replacement light fixtures
for our parking lot between the pool and tennis court.
New business – we have purchased new “swipe”
cards for entering the clubhouse.
We are getting a new scanner for our back door by
the Community manager’s office. Anyone loosing a
card may purchase a new one from the office for $1.00.
Next years’s budget will include Lawn Connection
Contact (fertilizer and weed control).
President matteucci said that there would be no
Association meeting in November.
The Trustees gave their comments, then a motion
to adjourn the meeting was made by Tom Delahanty
and seconded by Joanne Corwin.
The meeting was then open to the audience.
2012 CASH rEPOrT SEPTEmbEr
Ocean First Opening Balance 127,058
Cash Received 39,490
Cash Spent (35,169)
Ocean First Opening Balance 92,342
Cash Received 10,517
Cash Spent 0
Closing Balance 102,859
Sovereign Opening Balance 207,642
Interest earned 324 1.01%
Closing Balance 207,966
03/19/14 Hudson City - CD (239) 54,550 1.079%
02/01/13 Hudson City - CD (047) 71,986 2.724%
06/28/16 Hudson City - CD (843) 51,867 2.436%
02/01/13 Hudson City - CD (407) 57,473 2.724%
Total Reserve Money 546,701
Total Cash 678,080
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Lions Head North has Three
Hundred and sixty homes all paying
the same maintenance fee of One
Hundred and Twenty Five Dollars
a month due on the first of the
Unlike other Adult Communities
for the past five years there has been no increase
in this fee. When other Communities had to access
their residents to pay for snow removal from major
storms two years in a row, we were spared that unpleasantness.
The point of all this is that maintenance should be
paid when due on the first of the month not the tenth.
Our by-Laws allow payment up to the tenth of the
month after which there will be a ten dollar late fee.
Some residents may feel that this is unfair; unfortunately,
their not paying their maintenance on time is
unfair to those that do. If you are having a problem
call the office, don’t just ignore it, this will only make
Atlantic City Trip
Atlantic city trip is scheduled for Friday
November 9 to The Taj
mahal Casino leaving at
9:00 am and returning
at 5:30 pm. Tickets cost
$30.00, return from casino
$25.00 in slot play. Tickets
will be sold on Thursdays,
before bingo from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. If you sign up,
the money must be paid by November 1st. Tickets
must be purchased ahead of the trip. Please direct all
questions to: Joan morrison 732-477-0383
Attention Lions Head
We are looking for new members
to join our singing group.
The Lions Head North Singing
Group meets every Tuesday in the Clubhouse at
1:00 Pm starting September 11th. Call rose Weaver
at 732-920-5904 for further information.
As another gardening year comes slowly to an
end, I want to take this opportunity to invite residents
to join the Garden Club for spring of 2013. We are
always looking for ideas and help in managing the
gardens around the club house and entrances of Lions
We also want to thank Debbie Fritz for her excellent
management of the Garden Club. I hope I can
carry on in her footsteps.
We also want to thank the members of the club for
their help this year, especially, John Schaber, who took
care of the flower pots around the pool and sharing
his wonderful garden ideas.
If you have not had a chance to see the fall decorations
in the club house as well as outside, please come
by and have a look.
Happy holidays. See you in the spring.
A Word from the Control
We would like to remind our residents that when you
are planning work on and around your home to check to
see if you need an approval from the Control Committee.
read your bylaws and Control Committee rules &
regulations. If you aren’t sure call the Association office
or just put in a request for your projects approval and you
will be contacted. request forms can be picked up in the
Association Office. When submitting a request please keep
it short, detailed and include a sketch of what you want to
do. Above all, if you are hiring a contractor, always get at
least three estimates and if necessary get a permit, it is for
your protection if there is a problem after the job is done.
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Win a full membership to Lions Head
Country Club for the 2013 season!
Please make checks payable to LHSA (Lions Head South Association)
If winner is a non-golfer, membership may be transferred
to anyone 55 years old +
Tickets available at Lions Head Country Club
everyday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm except Mondays
If you will not be using the tickets placed in the September
Lions HEADlines, PLEASE return them to Lions Head Country Club
or Lions Head North office... THANK YOU!
Drawing will be held at the December 10, 2012 LHS Resident’s Meeting.
Attention all Lions Head
HUD requires that the Association must maintain
an accounting of the age of all residents every two
years, to maintain its status as an adult community.
residents must ensure that their certification is current
or risk losing all privileges. All residents receiving a
letter from the Association must come in to the business
office with a copy of their Driver’s License and
re-certify. The office is open monday thru Thursday,
from 9am to 1pm.
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At the present time we have a full league, with no
openings. If you are interested in joining call mike
Calandra, Lucy manganiello or Janet Fortuna and we
will have a waiting list for when we have an opening.
High score for this month – Charlie magnifico
rolled a 204
Hard to make splits go to bridget Connell converting
the 2-7, mary Ann Coyle and mike Calandra the
5-7 split, Petty Polacek, Pam raso and Lucy manganiello
made the 3-10 split, Dot Cummings made the 6-7
(not easy) and last but far from least bill matteucci
made the 3-4-10 (really not easy), vince militello the
5-10 split, Ed masessa the 3-10 split and Chickie the
6-10 and the 3-10. Nice bowling.
Stained glass will be starting Tuesday,
October 9, 2012 at 11:00Am. There will
be a sign up sheet in the club house if you
would like to join us, or call Arlene miller
or Janet Fortuna. We will only have the
classes if there are enough people interested.
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WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS
ALLEN CIRELLI 103 COURTSHIRE DRIVE
ROSCOE WILLIAMS 125 COURTSHIRE DRIVE
BOB & PAT RILEY 93 REGENT CIRCLE
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ED MASESSA 11/4
JOYCE FLAKE 11/6
LINDA MATTEUCCI 11/21
ANGELO MIGLIACCIO 11/23
JOSEPH COWAN 11/27
FRANK & REGINA PECORA 11/17
JAMIE & VIRGINIA SALDIAS 11/29
BOB & PAT RILEY 11/17
be prepared! Whether we have a lot of snow or
not, now is the time to plan ahead. Snow will not wait
for you to get those last minute groceries, tank of gas,
rock salt, snow shovels and whatever else you might
need. Don’t wait till the last minute, you know how
it works. When the word snow is out everyone rushes
to stock up.
No changes have been made to the cleanup procedure;
our contractor assures us that any deviation
from our present plan will not be beneficial to the
community as a whole.
Once again, the following is how our snow removal
works: Nothing will be done until the town calls us
and gives us the go ahead to bring in our contractor to
start cleaning up the snow. This will happen after the
town cleans the streets (please remember when snow
is forecast to get your cars off the streets as per the
town requirements). When our contractor gets here he
will start at the clubhouse and work his way around
the outside perimeter on Courtshire Drive and regent
Circle then move into the side streets. The contractor
will send people with Shovels to clear a walk from
your house to the driveway and across the front of
the garage door. The plow will clean from the back of
your car, if it is in the driveway, or from your garage
door out to the street and clear access to your mail
box. If it gets dark out it would be advantageous to
leave your front outside lights on until your driveway
and walk are cleared. It will make your house more
visible for the workers to see especially if you haven’t
been shoveled out.
There has been a problem in the past with
residents who are parking their cars in the driveways
of homes that are vacant and for sale before
it snows. Our Contractor removes the snow from
behind the vehicle and leaves. The owner of the car
doesn’t remove the car until after the Contractor
leaves the Community. The owner of the car eventually
pulls out of the driveway and the house never
gets cleared of snow.
When this happens the contractor is not responsible
to go back and clean the driveway. The home
owner who parked his car there should park his car
as close to the garage door as possible and if parking
head on he should keep far to the left of the driveway.
I prefer to back in so when they shovel they can clear
across the front of the garage door and the path to the
front door. When the car is left at the bottom of the
driveway no one is going to shovel from the back of
the car all the way to the front door. You should get
permission from your neighbor before parking in their
driveway, it is their property not yours.
Your other option is to park in the clubhouse parking
lot; it gets your car off the street and gives you a
much better chance of getting out if you have to go
to work. A word of caution, cars parked on the street
during a snow storm can be ticketed and towed as per
As always if there are any questions regarding
snow removal just call the administration office or
the community manager and some one will be more
than happy to answer them. Have a good, safe winter.
Dr. Jeffrey B. Finkel
Lions Head Office Park
35 Beaverson Blvd. (Bldg. 4)
New Patients Welcome
House Calls Available
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Where would you be
without our ‘Adult
Ever wonder what our ‘Adult Community status’
designation was all about? Well if you go back to the
beginning it was probably started by contractors and
construction companies trying to build and create
a market for their product, homes. Imagine that, a
community of homes with a clubhouse, pool, tennis,
shuffle board, cards and other activities all designed
to make life more pleasant once you reach or get close
to that golden age and retire. Sounds like a good sales
pitch to me but lots of people bought into the idea and
now we live in a community of people benefiting from
an idea that has come into its own, has taken hold and
is flourishing in Ocean County.
Lions Head Association North, a community of
360 homes designed for those golden years with almost
something for everyone. The only requirement
is that you must be fifty-five years old or older to live
here. Our community is governed by a covenant, set of
by-laws and Control committee rules and regulations,
all designed to maintain the community and lifestyle
the residents look forward to. Our grounds are kept
up and maintained as well as our common areas and
clubhouse. It is the upkeep, maintenance, Insurance,
painting, landscaping and all the expenses incurred
to run our community that is paid for by our monthly
maintenance fee. Compared to most communities we
are doing well.
All these great amenities as well as a lower tax
rate structure are provided for us as long as we follow
the state mandate defining an Adult Community. This
is why our trustees and committees do their best to
make sure that all the rules are followed. If we were
to loose our Adult Community status not only our
home taxes would increase but so would the taxes
on our clubhouse, common grounds and property
increase. The homes would be available to younger
families with children who would require school
transportation on our streets, children would require
playgrounds and that quiet almost serene atmosphere
well, forget it LHN will be just another community.
Speculators attracted by the low prices would be buying
up the homes for investments and rentals. We, as
an Adult receive a lot of concessions from the town
and state. Granted you have to conform to the rules
but they were created for this community when it was
built to protect it.
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Broken Water Main
recently a Lions Head resident’s water main broke
in their front yard. They did not have LeakGuard
protection. This insurance policy is available to all
residents in Lions Head North. It is issued by United
Water Company which is one of the largest Water
Companies in the world. Lions Head North is about 34
years old and the water lines have been under-ground
all those years. The cost for this protection in 2011 was
about $ 84.00 per year, and if your water main breaks
they will fix it at no cost to you, with no insurance it
could cost you $1500.00 to $2500.00. If you do not
have this insurance, and would like more information
call toll free 1-888-666-7711 available from monday
to Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm est. An
advertisement flyer can be found on the bulletin board
in the clubhouse.
(Property Tax Reimbursement)
Ask Questions 1-800-882-6597
Check the Status of a
Filed Application 1-800-882-6597
Listen to prerecorded information
Or order an application 1-800-323-4400
NJ PrOPTAX rELIEF
1828 West Lake Ave.
Neptune NJ 07753
Taxation e-mail address
TTY/TDD for hard of hearing users
1-800-286-6613 or 1-609-984-7300
Solution on page 26
Our 7th annual tail gate garage sale was a huge
success. The rain stayed away and the shoppers came.
We had 29 residents participate with a variety of items.
Start hunting up your stuff for next year’s sale which
will be Saturday September 28th with a rain date of
September 29th. We hope everyone sold a lot of stuff,
made money and enjoyed themselves.
A big THANK YOU goes out to all the strong
men who helped putting the tables up and putting
them away when the sale was over: bill matteucci,
Tom Delahanty, mike Calandra, Alex Fritz, bob Porcaro,
John manganiello, Pat Cassidy and Dave Aker.
Another big THANK YOU to the ladies who helped
cutting up the bagels and setting them out, and also
helping Debbie with the sale of the hot dogs: Lucy
manganiello, marie mulligan and Joanne Porcaro.
Without all of you we could never have it run so
smoothly. A special THANK YOU to Debby Fritz
and Kathy Cassa for running around with me and get
everything together. Linda Matteucci
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Burglaries and home invasions are on a dramatic
rise in Ocean County
As the economy worsens, people are becoming
DO NOT OPEN YOUR DOORS FOR ANY-
ONE YOU DO NOT KNOW!
Keep door locked at ALL TIMES – even when
you are at home
Be on the lookout for suspicious people or
Be ALERT, OBSERVANT, and CARING
Report suspicious activity or crimes IMMEDI-
ATELY to Brick Police!!
residents in all adult communities are being asked
to report (to the police any unfamiliar or suspicious
persons, vehicles or conditions they observe, especially
if the people or vehicles are observed near the
residence of a neighbor who is not at home. Ask your
neighbors to be alert, observant and caring --- and to
report any suspicious activity or crimes immediately
to the brick Police Department.
If someone suspicious or out of the ordinary is
spotted, seniors should call police and provide a
description of the person and especially the vehicle
the person is driving, if possible. However, no one
should try to approach the person. residents should
be vigilant on protecting their homes and property,
but do not be a vigilante! When suspecting criminal
activities, residents are encouraged to contact brick
Police and not intervene.
Keeping an eye out will help reduce and prevent
crime. This is because you and your neighbors are the
ones who really know what is going on in the area surrounding
your home, and are most likely to be the first
to see a crime and call for help. by simply watching
out for your neighbors during the workday, evenings,
vacations or any other absence, you can help reduce
crime. Community awareness works through the mutual
aid of neighbors watching the property of other
neighbors. This has several advantages, including
the fact that your neighbors know who you are, what
type of car you drive, and who belongs, as a rule, at
your residence. A patrol officer driving by your home
might not recognize someone as a stranger in your
yard. However, an alert neighbor would recognize
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the person as a stranger. If your neighbor knows you
are not at home, they should then call 9-1-1 to alert
police of the suspicious activity.
residents are never asked to put themselves in
harm’s way to prevent crime. They should only
observe and report suspicious activity to the brick
Police Department. This leaves the responsibility
for confronting and apprehending criminals where it
belongs – with our brick Police Officers.
Blue to You visits Lions
Head North blue to You
visits Lions Head
28, 2012 between
12:00 p.m. and 2:00
p.m. Please join us
for: Wii, Giveaways
and bP screening
Everyone is Welcome!
We can all use a little help at times – especially
when it comes to dealing with our health care. At
Horizon Healthcare of New Jersey, Inc., we know
that healthier members make healthier communities.
That is why we are proud to introduce the blue to You
program to your Ocean County community.
In addition to wellness initiatives, health education
and activities, blue to You will give you information on
different health-related topics to help you understand
and make your health care decisions.
Please note that if you are a medicare member
currently enrolled with Horizon Healthcare of New
Jersey, Inc., you will also be able to speak directly
with staff about your recent claims, billing concerns
or ask other questions about your coverage.
For more information about blue to You, please
call 1-800-365-2223, prompt 5, monday through Friday,
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Time. (TTY/
TDD #: 1-800-852-7899).
The mA and mA-PD plans are managed
care plans issued by Horizon Healthcare of
New Jersey, Inc., which is a medicare Advantage organization
with a medicare contract. Horizon Healthcare
of New Jersey, Inc. is a subsidiary of Horizon blue
Cross blue Shield of New Jersey. both companies
are independent licensees of the blue Cross and blue
On Saturday, October 13 th at 6:00 pm, 80 + Lions
Head residents came to the clubhouse to partake in
our 2 nd Pasta Night. What can I say – our ladies (and
gentlemen) again did a great job.
Our cooks: Liz Calandra – chicken franchise,
boni Aker-lasagna, Lucy manganiello- spaghetti and
meatballs, Joanne Porcaro - cavatelli with broccoli,
Alex Fritz-sausage with peppers and onions, all did
a fabulous job! Debbie made the salad and Linda
matteucci brought fresh bread and rolls from Joe
Leone’s. There were Italian cookies and coffee for
dessert; and all for just $10.00. Italian music was
provided by bob Porcaro. There were Duncan Donuts
gift cards and several bottles of wine given away as
door prizes as well as a 50/50 which all of the money
was given back as prizes - $100.00, $75.00, $50.00
and $37.00. A good time was had by all not only
enjoying the good food, but the company of friends
and neighbors as well.
I would like to thank Debbie Fritz for chairing
this event, the ladies (and gents) who cooked and
decorated and everyone who helped clean up. Hopefully
we will have a 3 rd Pasta Night in 2013.
I would again like to extend an invitation to anyone
who would like to chair/host an event. Think
about what you would like to do, get a committee,
pick a date and run it by Joan morrison, Debbie or
myself and get to it. We would be glad to give you
any pointers or help you may need. I’ve said this
before, Lions Head residents are “Party Animals”
and we have great attendance to all of our parties.
Get involved – it’s a lot of work, but a lot of fun too.
In November, we will be having a food drive for
those less fortunate than we are. boxes will be set up
in the living room for all non-perishable food items.
Please be generous.
We also will be decorating Christmas trees in the
Clubhouse, probably the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
There will be more information on this later.
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OCTObEr 4, 2012
Thank you harold postel for representing lhn on
the mayor’s senior advisory committee
1. mayor Acropolis and staff were in attendance along with
representatives from several brick Senior Communities.
mayor Acropolis had the following to report:
a. Traders Cove is being renovated and future costs will
be offset using two grants ($600,000 and $36,000)
possibly for docks, etc. The resource building previously
reported to have a 2 nd floor rental facility for
banquets has changed. The council voted not to build
a second floor. many calls are coming in requesting
boat slips. F Cove and Traders Cove have been voted
as the top two parks in the state of NJ in a National
b. Sentimental Journey a 1940s big band will be
playing at the Civic Center on October 17 th . retired
musicians from this area are band members.
c. Halloween Brunch will be held from 10:30 to 12:30
on October 25th. registration is required. Cost is
d. Trunk or Treat on October 24 th from 6 to 8pm, at
the Drum Point Sports Complex, on Drum Point rd.
Participants will decorate their car trunks for Halloween.
e. Foodtown Site the council will decide if they will
take it away from the current developer and go out
f. Medicare Seminar a “medicare Changes” seminar
will be held on October 18 th at the Ocean County
Senior Center from 1:30 to 3:30.
g. Community Street Paving All community streets
that need to be re-paved are on an engineering list
called “Worst is First”. No favors will be granted, to
be fair, the worst streets are taken care of first. There
is a professional assessment on grading our roads and
h. Ordinances Council wants to add a Department
Head position to supervise 7 employees while cutting
a Department Head position that supervises 80
employees. Employees will be bumped down with
some losing their jobs. mayor will veto this ordinance
but the council can override his veto by 5 votes. This
ordinance, if passed, will create a top heavy management
i. Landfill Capped On October 14 th the landfill will be
capped. brick officials with the EPA to close. Will
start on the solar part of the project (brown fields into
green fields) later in the month of October.
j. Recycling Containers Communities will have a
choice of size of container for distribution to residents.
Our Community manager, Scott Clayton will communicate
with residents regarding the containers once
he has received correspondence from with township
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officials. LHN will request various size containers.
2. Guest Speaker, once again, was Superintendent,
Walter Uszenski. The following information was
a. Ocean First Bank gave $15,000 grants to 2 brick
schools. A $250 gift certificate was given to each
school that showed up for the drawing. They also
have generously donated to senior communities.
b. Computer Initiative 1411 computers being provided
to seniors on a grant. No taxpayer monies will be
c. Kindergarten Initiative the idea of an all day kindergarten
is being discussed.
d. Facilities Any leftover monies that may have been
budgeted for snow removal, not used due to a mild
winter, would be put in Facilities. right now there is
a $175 million surplus. Two new boilers are going to
be replaced. The old ones are from the 1950s and have
asbestos issues. On-going repairs and upgrades to the
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Carrots with their green tops still attached can
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1. Strip of leather 36. Coarse cotton
10. Golf stroke
40. Make a mistake
14. Not restrained 41. Ostler
15. Having the means 43. Misfire
to do something 44. Type of tree
16. Succulent plant 47. Music symbol
17. Broadcasting live 48. Sheep pen
18. Female opera star 49. Paddle
19. Stringed instrument 51. Unforseen dif-
20. Court game
57. Vascular plant
58. Rotating disc
27. London cathedral 59. Possessed
29. Lead an orchestra knowledge
32. Belonging to him 61. Rationality
33. Remuneration 65. Gem
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70. Small island
in or at
74. Make anew
for eight instruments
1. Coin aperture
3. Type of horse
5. Full stop
6. Man or boy
7. Wading bird
9. Severe shortage
11. Ayer’s Rock
13. Between 12 and 20
21. Bitten by an insect
23. Long poem
26. Fruit of the oak
28. Type of tree
31. Group of soldiers
37. Object of worship
42. Measuring instrument
50. Pesent formally
52. Wall painting
53. Curtain fabric
54. Temporary inactivity
56. Pass a rope
60. Remove unwanted
63. One time
66. Up to the present
68. Athlete who plays
Solution on page 31
Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost half
the price that you will pay on the outside and they are
made in the U.S.A.
read and do the following.
Unfortunately our politicians and top CEO's have
pushed for trade to China and mexico for years so
Americans are now out of work. Did you know that
there is no electric coffee
maker made in the US and that
the only kitchen appliances
made in the US is viking?
This information came from a
report made by Diane Sawyer.
Hopefully this has changed or
I DIDN'T KNOW HALLmArK
mADE IN CHINA ! That is
also why I don't buy cards at
Hallmark anymore, They are
made in China and are more
expensive! I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each
and made in USA
I have been looking at the blenders available on
the Internet. Kitchen Aid is mADE IN the US. Top
of my list already...
Yesterday I was in Wal mart looking for a wastebasket.
I found some made in China for $6.99. I didn't
want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had
any others. She took me to another department and
they had some at $2.50 made in USA . They are just
as good. Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look,
but I found some made in the USA - what a concept!
- and they were $3.00 cheaper.
We are being brainwashed to believe that everything
that comes from China and mexico is cheaper.
One Light bulb at a Time... I was in Lowe's the
other day and just out of curiosity, I looked at the hose
attachments. They were all made in China . The next
day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of
it I checked the hose attachments there. They were
made in USA.
Start looking, people... In our current economic
situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone
else - most often, their job.
MADE IN THE USA
(ain't this something??)
my grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed,
though, that it is now marked "made in mexico." I
don't buy it anymore.
my favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in mexico
...now I have switched to Crest.
You have to read the labels on everything.
This past weekend I was at Kroger . .. . I needed
60W light bulbs and bounce
dryer sheets I was in the light
bulb aisle, and right next to
the GE brand I normally buy
-- was an off-brand labeled,
"Everyday value." I picked
up both types of bulbs and
compared them: they were the
same except for the price . ..
.the GE bulbs cost more than
the Everyday value brand,
but the thing that surprised
me the most was that GE was
made in mEXICO and the Everyday value brand was
made in - you guessed it - the USA at a company in
It's Way past time to start finding and buying
products you use every day that are made right here.
So, on to the next aisle: bounce Dryer Sheets...
yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and
is made in Canada . The Everyday value brand cost
less, and was mADE IN THE USA! I did laundry
yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the
bounce Free I have been using for years, at almost
half the price.
my challenge to you is to start reading the labels
when you shop for everyday things and see what you
can find that is made in the USA - the job you save
may be your own or your neighbor's!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others
in your address book so we can all start buying
American, one light bulb at a time!
Stop buying from overseas companies - you're
sending the jobs there. (We should have awakened a
Let's get with the program and help our fellow
Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here
in the USA. Support the products that are " made in
the USA "
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The Spirit of
by Vito Gironda
by the time I was able to celebrate Thanksgiving
Day for the first time, I was already twenty-one years old.
I was seventeen years old when I came from Europe
to the United States of America with no family
and no knowledge of the English language. I went to
live with friends of my family but soon I had to go to
work to make a living and support myself.
A few years later I was drafted for military service
and while stationed at Fort belvoir virginia, taking
basic training before going overseas, I celebrated
my first Thanksgiving Day. (It was November 1944).
I had many friends and on that Thanksgiving Day
we had the best military style Thanksgiving Dinner
we could ever expect, with all the trimmings. I was
surprised and happy because it was the first Thanksgiving
dinner I had ever tasted.
returning to the barracks, sergeant Price gave me
word that Captain Kelly, who was in charge of our
company wanted to see me at his office.
I reported to the Captain, who kindly asked me if
I could sew a few buttons on his shirts, he knew I was
a custom tailor by trade. Without hesitation, I gladly
did the sewing for him and when I finished he offered
a long weekend (three day pass) to go home.
I was very excited and appreciative; I thanked him
for his kindness and went home for the weekend. From
that day on, I learned the meaning of Thanksgiving.
I will observe and respect that day as long as I live.
It is a day to thank God for the million blessings he
In celebrating Thanksgiving Day, we not only
thank God for making us part of this great land where
food abounds for us to have and enjoy it, but also thank
God for being alive and for giving me the opportunity
to escape from Europe just in time before Italy entered
the war, in fact, I was on the last ship that sailed form
Italy to the U.S.A..
On Thanksgiving Day, I will always remember
Fort belvoir where I celebrated my first Thanksgiving
Day and a very exquisite dinner. I also will always
remember how the Thanksgiving Spirit, the dinner
and the prayers made all of us soldiers feel close and
united, just like a family, a family that at that moment
we did not have and did miss it terribly.
In spite of the situation we made the best of it and
managed to celebrate the spiritual and memorable
Thanksgiving Day in harmony.
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Broccoli and Cheese Quiche
by: Weight Watchers (6 points)
6 Oz. Pie Crust, 9-inch refrigerated
2 t Olive Oil
½ C red Onion, Chopped
1 ¼ C Part-Skim ricotta Cheese
1 C Low Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Large Egg
2 Large Egg Whites
1 T Dijon mustard
1 t Dried Oregano
½ t Salt
¼ t Pepper
10 oz. Frozen Chopped broccoli (thawed & well
1 T Grated Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Press pie crust into a 9 inch
Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat to
make filling. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 3
minutes. Transfer onion to a large bowl and add ricotta
cheese, cheddar cheese, egg, egg whites, mustard,
oregano, salt and pepper; mix well and fold in broccoli.
Spoon mixture into prepared crust and level surface
with a wooden spoon; sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
bake until a knife inserted near center comes out
clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes
before slicing into 8 pieces. Yields 1 piece per serving.
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I recently took
a cruise to Canada
and New England, so
I thought I’d share
some of my advice on
This also applies to
any vacation images.
remember to apply
the general rules of
photography that I’ve
outlined in previous
Try to get shots that
will remind you of the
things you did on the
trip: images of the ship,
crew members, ports of
call, etc. To get different
effects, shoot many of
the images both with and
without the flash. Shooting without the flash will
give a nice effect for the entertainment on the ship.
I always photograph the crew members that
interact with me - my cabin steward, the waiters,
bar staff, etc. I then have prints made on the ship
(most ships do this for about 35 cents a print) and
give the prints to the crew. You cannot believe how
much they appreciate this. On this cruise one of the
crew started crying she was so happy. In this day
and age you cannot often be a hero for 35 cents!!
After your vacation you may wish to make a
photo book of your trip. There are many online
companies that make inexpensive photo books and
their software is quite easy to use. I have several of
these books, and my wife and I love to go through
them to relive past vacations.
That’s it for this month. As always you can
email me with any photographic questions or
problems at bill@KirmsPhotography.com. Feel
free to visit my site at www. KirmsPhotography.
com if you’d like to see some of my work. Keep
shooting and trying to improve your images, but
most importantly, have fun with your camera.
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blessed are the children,
of dedicated parents,
they grow in a worthy tradition,
of kindness and compliments.
Our michael was blessed with a hearty appetite
from the day he was born. Dedicated nurses at the
hospital suspected that hunger was the reason for
his restless moments. They inquired with our family
doctor and under his guidance, they increased michael’s
feeding formula, with extra milk, followed
by a bottle of plain water; consequently, by drinking
both bottles of formula, michael would go to sleep,
without a doubt.
When michael and his mom were released from
the hospital, our doctor reminded us that we were
taking home a healthy boy, with a healthy appetite.
As michael grew up, it was a pleasure to watch
him finish all the food put in front of him; the rest of
the family would sit, eat and talk, while michael would
silently sit and eat.
michael was a pleasant boy by nature, but food
was constantly in his mind; whenever he arrived home
from school . or from playing outdoors, his first words
that would come out of his mouth were,” mommy,
I am hungry!” Of course, mother always had lunch
ready for him and his brother, when they arrived home
from school, or from playing; she was there waiting
Holiday dinners were michael’s favorites; he
loved to stay close and around, to admire the unlimited
amount of foods, on the fully opened table. His
big eyes would constantly stare at the food, while
his mind wondered and wished, that dinner time was
closer than anticipated. but he was a good boy, and
waited patiently, until dinner time arrived.
It was Thanksgiving Day; our family gathered to
celebrate the holiday in harmony. Choices of foods
abounded on the dining room table, while the aroma
of the fresh percolated coffee,was filtering through the
kitchen door. Everybody ate and enjoyed the holiday
dinner, and when everyone was finished with their
meal, there was our michael, sitting quietly, with his
elbows on the table, fork and spoon in his hands, looking
at the delicious leftovers of turkey and stuffing,
and asking: “mommy, can I please have some more?”
Of course, a stupefied mother, gave michael some
extra to eat, exclaiming; “Where in the heavens are
you putting all that food?” We all had a good laugh,
but it was Thanksgiving Day: we had just gathered
together to thank God for all his blessings given to
us, including the good food, good health, and a good
michael, with a healthy appetite, who did not let any
food go to waste.
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(year 1948) Song title:
YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIPS
Your beautiful lips,
your wonderful ways,
your tasty kisses,
are making me to say,
darling I love you,
I swear I do, I swear I do.
Even the flowers,
the birds, the trees,
they love nature,
they love to live.
I love nature,
I love to live too,
but I love it most,
to live for you.
Your beautiful lips etc...
From Pages 11
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