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The

COOPPA

GUARDIAN

COOPPA, INC.

Umbrella

Organization

Publication of Century Village, Pembroke Pines

Volume 24 Number 3 March 2021

Century Village

Pembroke Pines

has a new website

www.centuryvillage-ppines.com

Now you

can read

The COOPPA

Guardian

online!

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print any article that will be appearing

verbatim in any other publication.

COOPPA & The COOPPA Guardian are

not responsible for translation errors.

COOPPA GUARDIAN

Publisher......................COOPPA, Inc.

Editor in Chief..............Eleanor Benson

Classified Ads ..............Fernando Santiago

Editorial Review Board ..Wendell Ensey, Bill Moses

......................................Eleanor Benson, Flo Altfield,

......................................Carl Quiat

Proofreaders....................Fernando Santiago

Business Manager ..........Carl Quiat

Treasurer ....................Lani Moss

Accounting Dept...........David Longstaff, Fausto Mas

Writers ........................May Braidman, Beverly Erickson,

....................................Francisco Gonzalez,

....................................Rebecca Reinstein

Circulation Staff ..........Marc Terrance,

....................................Howard Schafheimer

Photography ................Elliot Bornstein, Maria Mas

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

The COOPPA Guardian takes complaints about accuracy

seriously and will publish a correction or clarification

whenever it is established that an error was published. To

report a mistake contact our editor, Eleanor Benson at 954-

437-8864.

ASSOCIATIONS OF COOPPA, INC.

COOPPA , INC. OFFICERS

954-437-8864

President .......................Wendell Ensey

Exec. Vice President ......Bill Moses

Vice-President ...............Florence Altfield

Vice President ...............Maria Mas

Vice President ...............Carl Quiat

Vice-President ...............Sunny Friedman

Vice President ...............Fausto Mas

Treasurer ......................Lani Moss

Corporate Secretary.......Janet Levin

Parliamentarian.............Carl Quiat

Mission Statement

The COOPPA Guardian newspaper, owned by

COOPPA, Inc. is resident oriented and through a

general consensus is the united voice of Century

Village.

The COOPPA Guardian is printed monthly.

Management reserves the right to edit, accept,

and refuse articles in the interest of brevity,

clarity and the appropriateness of subject matter.

All articles submitted for publication must

be brought to the COOPPA Guardian office or

the Clubhouse by the 5th of the month prior to

publication. Management reserves the right to

alter all articles. COOPPA and COOPPA

Guardian assumes no responsibility for the

workmanship or services rendered by advertisers

within this publication.

Any questions should be submitted to Eleanor

Benson at 954-437-8864.

LANDMARK MGMT SVCS: 954-447-0255 • FIRST SERVICE RESIDENTIAL: 954-436-5888

Aldo Roggiero, C.A.M. Property Manager ❖ Ilene Bernstein, L.C.A.M. / ★ Jonathan Hernandez, L.C.A.M. Property Managers

BUCKINGHAM 1 (FSR - ❖)

48 Ramon Ramos . . .A-208 .Director . .305-720-0070

48 Gloria Glasser . . . .B-405 .Secretary . . .494-2617

60 Tony Sullivan . . . .C-411 .Director . .305-297-4102

48 Lisa Sigelbaum . . .D-201 .President . . .470-6589

Chester Andrews . .D-409 .V.P./Treas. 860-402-5238

BUCKINGHAM II (FSR - ★)

60 Anna Priest . . . . . .E-202 .Secretary . . .647-7489

60 Gloria Jiosi . . . . . .F-214 .President . . .885-1692

60 Frederick Atwell . .G-205 .V.P./Treas. 305-812-1554

BUCKINGHAM III (FSR - ★)

48 Richard Spiegel . . .H-410 .Pres./Treas. .443-8233

60 Jeffrey Potter . . . .I-311 . .V.P./Sec. . .754-400-7686

60 Xonia Alvarez . . . .J-215 .Director . . . .342-9613

BUCKINGHAM EAST I (FSR - ★)

60 Lilia Cordoves . . . .K-208 .Director .908-267-9946

60 Nilda Santana . . . .L-315 .Secretary . . .437-5193

60 Jorge Penedo . . . .M-201 .Director .786-255-3137

56 Andrea Brown . . . .N-204 .President . . .589-2427

48 Edgardo Acosta . . .O-112 .Director .479-409-0860

60 Sally Gevis . . . . . .P-110 .Vice Pres . . .437-7972

48 Agnessa Rakita . . .R-302 .Director . . . .534-9187

CAMBRIDGE I (FSR - ❖)

56 Beverly McClain . . .A-404 . .Director . . .347-743-1339

60 Maggie Camps . . .B-409 .V.P./Sec .786-260-1682

56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

48 Mark Fabian . . . . .U-307 .Pres./Treas. .668-8066

60 Kathleen Marcotte V-111 .Director . .678-524-1880

CAMBRIDGE II (FSR- ★)

60 Paul B. Chimes . . .L-306 .Director . . . .443-0443

60 Gloria Molano . . . .M-301 .Director . .908-472-1721

60 Sergio Brandao . . .N-409 .Vice Pres. . . .278-1636

48 Connie Falcon . . . .O-402 .Secretary . . .980-0025

48 Stanley Schwartz .P-111 .Director . . . .438-4860

48 Sunny Friedman . .T-202 .President . . .441-8027

CAMBRIDGE III (FSR - ★)

60 Carl Quiat . . . . . .G-301 .Treas. . . . .754-263-2464

60 Jovita Lamotta . . .K-111 .Vice Pres. . . .495-5921

60 Bertha Rodriguez .Q-114 .President . . .442-0501

60 Leonidas Martinez R-115 .Dirctor . .305-281-3734

56 Saul Castro . . . . .S-405 .Secretary .786-201-2905

CAMBRIDGE IV (Landmark)

56 Paula B. Cohen . . .D-410 .President . . .443-0443

56 Sandy Franco . . . .E-309 .Secretary . . .551-9303

56 Angie Piccarillo . . .F-304 .Vice Pres.. 917-691-8806

48 Alejandro Estepa .H-110 .Director . .786-302-4841

48 Frances Skupsky .J-401 .Treasurer 707-474-7016

FALMOUTH (FSR - ★)

48 Virginia Kevorkian A-401 .Treasurer . . .435-3982

56 Joan Leb . . . . . . . .B-314 .President. . .441-7466

56 Rose Barbella . . . .C-101 .Director . . . .907-0345

48 Jorge Gomez . . . . .D-401 .Director . .754-777-1000

56 Mercedes Estevez .E-209 .Secretary .305-978-3981

56 Crystal Turturro . .F-409 .Vice Pres. . . .450-7246

GARFIELD (Landmark)

48 Joaquim Martinez .A-301 .Pres/Treas 305-338-9030

48 Richard Boehringer B-105 .Director . . . .450-2074

48 Doris Fleischer . . .C-105 .Vice Pres. . . .450-4662

48 Mindi Kornreich . .C-311 .Dir.-at-Large . .732-330-7386

48 Hugo Zarnel . . . . .D-402 .Secretary . . .559-2992

HAWTHORNE 1 (Landmark)

48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

48 Milagros Cordova . .B-301 .Treasurer . . .668-6633

56 Roberto Cuadro . .C-407 .President .786-271-1982

48 Toby Foreman . . . .H-412 .V.P./Sec .754-260-4750

HAWTHORNE II (Landmark)

56 Michael Tandlich .D-104 .President. . .298-6332

56 Marlene Miret . . . .E-401 .Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . .

56 Eddy Gomez . . . . .F-307 .V. Pres. . .786-564-4667

48 Sylvia Stevens . . . .G-203 .Secretary .406-431-1773

Ana Moreno . . . . .D-208 .5th Director .907-0622

IVANHOE EAST I (FSR- ★)

48 Rolando Bouso . . . .S-304 .President . . .501-0165

48 Elsie Friedman . . .T-209 .Director . . . .436-0203

56 Rosanna Grullon .U-309 .V.P./Treas. . .786-763-0309

48 Manny Lewis . . . .V-207 .2nd VP/Sec. 367-3122

IVANHOE EAST II (Landmark)

56 Angela Liquori . . .N-201 .Vice Pres. . . .438-0535

... Terry Montes . . . .N-413 .Direc. At Lg. . . . . . . . .

56 Millie Delgado . . . .P-308 .Secretary . . .806-4217

48 John McCrodden .Q-308 .Direc. At Lg . . . . . . . .

48 Ralph Alvarez . . . .R-109 .Pres/Treas 305-904-3359

IVANHOE EAST III (FSR - ★)

56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56 Francisco Ulloa . . .F-413 .President . . .435-5914

56 Bea Grosman . . . .K-202 .V.P./Sec . . . .400-4798

56 Loretta Mitchell . .L-407 .Treasurer . . .441-9922

56 Ada Dorfeld . . . . .M-401 .Director . . . .433-8240

IVANHOE WEST I (Landmark)

56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56 Victoria Carbuccia B-413 .Treasurer 786-566-7966

56 Rosalyn Michaud . .B-209 .Director . . . .435-8247

56 Charles Papp . . . .H-202 .President . . .256-4314

56 Sam Osmon . . . . .H-312 .Director . . . .450-6317

IVANHOE WEST II (FSR - ❖)

56 Hernando Guzman .G-401 .Secretary . . .431-2426

0 Luis Saury . . . . . .G-308 .V. Pres. .786-624-7490

0 Lucie Guzman . . . .G-401 .Pres./Treas. . .665-7128

IVANHOE WEST III (FSR - ★)

56 Mirta Lopez . . . . . .D-204 .President . . .665-5713

0 Irma Bonilla . . . . .D-214 .V.P./Treas. 786-999-2135

0 Virginia Sarmiento D-211 .Secretary .305-331-1182

0 Maria Gallardo . . .D-411 .Director . . . .243-0155

0 Vilma Acosta . . . . .D-104 .Director . .786-508-8753

KINGSLEY I (FSR - ❖)

56 Jorge A. Tome . . . .A-402 .Vice Pres. . . .477-1498

72 Christiane Rosenbaum .B-412 .Pres./Treas. .435-9594

72 Olga Lopez . . . . . .J-206 .Secretary .786-543-0779

72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .K- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

KINGSLEY II (Landmark)

56 Oscar Martinez . . .C-214 .Pres./Sec. 786-975-4118

72 Yolanda Pena . . . .D-210 .Treasurer . . .292-0451

56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

72 Julieta Santander .L-112 .V. Pres. . .832-373-2352

KINGSLEY III (FSR - ★)

56 Maria Anaya . . . . .F-303 .Secretary .305-926-1936

72 Ana Fernandez . . .G-118 .Vice Pres. 305-319-0022

72 Arline Pech . . . . . .H-302 .Pres./Treas .431-1545

LANCASTER (FSR - ★)

48 Janet Maldonado . . . .A-405 .Secretary .312-590-9025

60 Debbie Kaliser . . .B-311 .President . . .538-6971

60 Rene H. Escoriza .C-415 .Treas./V.P. .667-5760

NEW HAMPTON I (Landmark)

72 Esther Quesada . .A-405 .Pres./Treas. .740-3762

72 Rosa Ocasio . . . . .B-317 .V.P./Sec. . . .251-3254

72 John Hansford . . . .C-112 .Director . .586-707-6843

72 Olga Buffet . . . . . .D-101 .Director . .303-972-5557

NEW HAMPTON II (FSR - ❖)

56 Tim Lucas . . . . . .E-114 .President. . .442-2054

56 Neely Levit . . . . . .F-108 .Director . . . .870-0272

72 Nicholas Dantonio G-106 .Treasurer . . .322-5806

72 Gloria Suarez . . . .H-305 .Secretary .786-273-1301

72 Norma Thompson .J-116 .Vice Pres. . . .639-1901

NEW HAMPTON III (FSR - ★)

42 Lydia Wright . . . . .K-111 .President. . .450-8967

42 Hilda Sanchez . . . .L-101 .Vice Pres . . .684-9112

42 Gilberto Ramirez . .M-104 .Director . . . .842-3435

42 Gertrude Waxman .N-205 .Treasurer . . .432-9005

42 Lourdes Pichardo .O-205 .Secretary .401-301-5028

42 Josefa Alvarez . . . .P-107 .Director . .786-262-9595

NEW HAMPTON IV (FSR - ★)

42 Marietta Worrell . .R-110 .Secretary .305-975-0494

42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S-102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

42 Javier Larrarte . . . .T-301 .President .786-291-1516

42 Ritha Jimenez . . . .U-211 .VP/Treas 305-794-1886

PLYMOUTH I (Landmark)

48 Lani Moss . . . . . . .A-412 .Treasurer . . .441-3493

56 Doris Speigel . . . .B-108 .Secretary . . .609-2479

60 Nora Smith . . . . . .C-409 .Director . .305-962-4627

60 Wendell Ensey . . .D-109 .President . . .663-9442

PLYMOUTH II (FSR - ❖)

48 Joann Rillera . . . .E-409 .President . .754-208-2954

56 Santiago Vazquez .F-107 .Sec./Treas 305-389-5736

56 Ruben Geneux . . . .G-307 .Vice Pres. . . .864-4505

PLYMOUTH III (FSR - ❖)

56 Ivan Castano . . . .N-402 .Director. . . .226-1037

56 Bill Creammer . . .O-202 .Secretary . . .604-7661

56 Marilys Randolf . .P-114 .Vice Pres. .757-869-0999

60 Susie Nelson . . . . .Q-106 .Treasurer . . .441-4468

56 Debra Trone . . . . .R-309 .Director . . . .639-7722

56 Beverly Erickson . .S-105 .President . . .895-6901

PLYMOUTH IV (FSR - ❖)

60 Ellen Schulberg .H-103 .Pres./Treas .239-8052

48 Monica Goddard . .J-202 .Director. . . .435-6869

56 Michael Canter . . .K-410 .V.P./Sec. . . .441-6507

56 Anita Pappas . . . .L-313 .Director . . . .436-9490

48 Nora Freatis . . . . .M-310 .Director . .215-869-4420

SUFFOLK I (FSR- ★)

60 Gloria Weinberger .A-107 .Treasurer. . .445-4446

48 Martha Montero . .B-410 .Secretary .786-514-9869

56 Georgina Cordero .C-102 .Director . .305-815-6460

48 Bill Moses . . . . . . .D-108 .Vice Pres. . . .436-3127

60 Jerry Tack . . . . . .E-114 .President . . .437-8247

48 Ely Ruiz Ramos . .F-401 .Director . .305-310-3318

SUFFOLK II (FSR - ❖)

60 Luz Ramirez . . . . .G-408 .Director . .305-244-5609

60 Monica Gordon . . .H-109 .President . . .447-0639

48 Delores Friedman .J-105 .Secretary . . .447-5350

48 Lillian Toboz . . . . .K-203 .Treas. . . .786-999-9019

60 Abraham Weissmark .L-415 .V.Pres. . . . . .232-9369

48 Glenda Brafman . .M-408 .Director . . . .441-3599

48 Ron Morejon . . . . .N-209 .Director . . . .432-0676

48 Paula . . . . . . . . . .O- . . . .Director . .973-978-0183


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 3

ADVERTISERS’ LIST

AIR CONDITIONING

Abraham A/C & Heating Svcs . .31

Central Air Solutions . . . . . . . .12

Coolstar Air Service . . . . . . . . . .27

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Total Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

ASSISTED/SENIOR LIVING

Five Star Premier Residences

of Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Grand Court Lakes

Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Grand Court Lakes

Independent Living . . . . . . . . . . .9

Wickshire Terrace . . . . . . . . . . .36

ATTORNEY

Charles H Cohen, P.A. . . . . .23, 27

Gregory Ebenfeld, Esq. . . . . . . .29

Steven Friedman, Esq. . . . . . . . .5

Victoria J. Koch, Esq. . . . . . . . .29

Lawrence Levy, Esq. . . . . . . . . .25

Dana Metzger, Esq. . . . . . . . . . .29

Steven Zipper, PA . . . . . . . . . . .43

AUTO BODY SHOP

All American Auto Collision . . . .36

World Car Auto Body

Specialists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

AUTO BUYER

Thinking of Selling Your Car . . .36

AUTO REPAIR

Shell Rapid Lube . . . . . . . . . . . .44

BANK/CREDIT UNION

First Bank Florida . . . . . . . . . . .31

BATH REMODELING

Bath Fitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Insert

CARPET & TILE

3D Carpet Cleaning

& Restoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Absolute Best Carpet Cleaning .27

Carpet & Tile Cleaners . . . . . . .27

Distinctive Carpet & Tile . . . . . .42

CBD

The Village CBD Co. . . . . . . . . .31

CLEANING SERVICES

Alex’s Best Cleaning Service . . .27

Green Glove Cleaning Service . .38

Irish Girls Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .27

Marcia Brooks . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

CLUBS

Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

COMPUTER REPAIR

VJ Network Solutions . . . . . . . .37

CREMATION

Sunflower Cremation LLC. . . . .47

DENTAL

Jose Dominguez, DDS . . . . . . . .21

Liliana Gonzalez, DDS . . . .31, *64

Kotch Dental

(Ira M. Kotch, DMD &

Russell P. Kotch, DMD) . . .19, *65

Igor Pasisnitchenko, DDS. . . . .26

Phen Dental . . . . . . . . . . . .23, *64

Pines Dental . . . . . . . . . . .36, *63

Pines-Palm Dental Care . . . . . .32

DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Jose Mendez . . . . . . . .43, *66

Skin Cancer Treatment Center

(Dr. K. Zeoli) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

EAR, NOSE, THROAT

Southeastern Ear, Nose, Throat

& Sinus Center

(Dr Robert Contrucci) . . . . . . . .42

ESTATE BUYING

Traderman (Tom Van Allen) . . .27

FINANCIAL

Tree of Life . . . . . . . . . . . .*65, 80

FUNERAL HOMES

Boyd Panciera Family

Funeral Care . . . . . . . . . .46, *67

Wilcox Funeral . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

HANDYMAN

Father & Son Handymen . . . . . .36

Luis Rosales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Nelson Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Oscar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

HAIR & NAILS

Market Place Salon . . . . . . . . . .56

HOME HEALTH CARE

Affordable Home Health . . . . . .17

Americare Home Care Services .22

Assisting Hands Home Care

Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Believe to Achieve, Inc. . . . . . . .29

Born to Care Home Services

(Thishi Abe) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Care Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . .12

Evelyn Pearl Nurse Registry . . .45

Homewatch Caregivers

of SW Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

MB Home Health Care Services .27

HOTEL/MOTEL

Hampton Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

IMPACT WINDOWS

Florida Aluminum Supply Corp 37

Orlando Group . . . . . . . . . . .Insert

INSURANCE

Care Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Devoted Health Plans . . . . . . . .39

State Farm Insurance

Louise Bernstein Agency . . . . . .23

State Farm Insurance

(Barry Stanley) . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

State Farm Insurance

(Jessica Alvarez) . . . . . . . . . . .*62

JUNK REMOVAL

Doctor Junk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

KITCHEN REMODELING

J Perry & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

LAUNDRY

ADR Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

LOCKSMITH

Alvaro Martrell . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

MEDICAL

Healthy Partners . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Healthstone Primary Care

Physicians . . . . . . . . . . . . .45, *64

La Colonia Medical Center . . . .*69

OPHTHALMOLOGIST

Dr. Andreina F. Hurtado . . . . . .21

PAINTING

SL Painting & Home Solutions 29, *62

PHARMACY

Canadian Discount Drug Svcs .32

PharmCo. Pharmacy . . . . . . . . .35

Pill Box Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . .80

PHYSICIANS

Dr. Arturo Lograno . . . . . . . . . .20

Primary Care Offices . . . . . . . . .44

PLUMBING

City Plumbing (Peter Siquiér) . .36

J & J Davis Plumbing Service . .23

Roberts Plumbing Service Corp. 37

PODIATRIST

Dr. Bert J. Henkel . . . . . . . . . . .27

PSYCHOLOGIST

Andrew R. Bunce, Ph.D . . . . . .18

REALTY

AAA Realty Group

Cindy Povelko . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

AAUG Realty

Carlos Jimenez . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Beachfront Realty

Joseph Glavin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Bridgestone Realty

Ron Haibi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Century 21

Jesus Fernandez . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Century Village Real Estate . . . .76

Cornerstone SFL Realty

Dinorah Leon . . . . . . . . . . .*62, 77

Duran Duran Group - Real Estate

Martha Montero, P.A. . . . . .*62, 75

Keyes Realty Co.

Mark Sadek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Liguori Homes & Investments

John & Rosalie Liguori . . . . . . .75

FEATURE ARTICLES

ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . .11

AROUND THE VILLAGE . . . . . . . .15

AT YOUR SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . .37, 38

MAY BRAIDMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

BRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

CLASSIFIED ADS . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

CLUB HAPPENINGS . . . . . . . . . . . .

CLUB HEALTH NEWS . . . . . . . . .55

BEVERLY ERICKSON . . . . . . . . .56

FROM MANAGEMENT . . . . . .4, *61

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ . . . . . . .21

GOOD HUMOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

notice

Pani Roshani . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Signature Realty

Denis Kersaint, PA . . . . . . . . . .77

XTreme Realty

Patricia LeMarier, Wendell Ensey . .75

RESTAURANTS

GiGi’s Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

SCREENS

Dale the Screen Guy . . . . . . . . .36

SHOE REPAIR

Adrian the Shoe Master . . . . . .12

STORAGE

Stirit Storage, LLC. . . . . . . . . . .36

TAX PREPARATION

Alfred Tosi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Marcia Dominguez . . . . . . . . . .12

Santos Associates . . . . . . . . . . .17

Singh & Associates, LLC. . . . . .56

TaxCare Pembroke Pines . .21, *65

THERAPY

Brian Caits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Rehab & Podiatry . . . . . . .46, *67

TRANSPORTATION

Milton Taxi Service . . . . . . . . . .27

TRAVEL

Cruise Master Plus . . . . . . . . . . .5

Cruise Planners . . . . . . . . .58, 59

UPHOLSTERY

Upholstery (Eddie Gonzalez) . . .37

WATER REMOVAL

Burt’s Water Removal, Inc. . . . .18

WINDOWS

Dranow Window Co. . . . . . . . . .36

Window Tinting by Dave . . . . . .37

Windows by Michael Johnson . .37

* En Español

HOUSES OF WORSHIP . . . . . . . .60

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR . . . . . . .

MEETING CORNER . . . . . . . . . . .24

OUR WILD NEIGHBORS,

REBECCA REINSTEIN . . . . . . . . .13

POLITICAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 8, 10

PROSE & POETRY . . . . . . . . . . . .48

PUZZLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

RECIPES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

SENIOR NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

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Page 4 The COOPPA Guardian March 2021

FROM MANAGEMENT

Carlos Perez

A great day in the village, as I’m

writing this article by the end of

today we will have facilitated the

vaccination of over 500 Pembroke

Pines Century Village residents.

Our teams in collaboration with

the State, successfully completed

the second shot of our vaccination

effort. Saturday, February 6 was

the final day of vaccination provided

here at Century Village with

a total count of over 3,400 vaccinations.

For those who have been

fortunate enough to obtain the

shots, this is not a free pass. All

CDC guidelines remain in place

for your protection and are

enforced on property.

I am sure we share similar feelings

with regard to our dedicated

team, they set the bar higher than

we expected during this vaccination

period. I am grateful for their

efforts in bringing this project to

fruition. Everyone pitched in

assisting residents completing

forms, translation or just making

it to the front of the line. Our

Security team, under Alex’s leadership

lead the charge and main-

tained order and form during the

entire process. This team developed

the logistics for the

smoothest possible operation on

short notice.

Presently we have no information

on any new vaccination programs

for CVPP. In the event we

were given another COVID-19

vaccine batch allowance, proper

notification to our residents would

follow. We understand many of

you were not able to sign up and

this is a priority.

We have continued prudently

moving forward with our way of

life by just abiding to CDC guidelines

while enjoying the services

considered the norm to residents.

The golf course, tennis, pickleball,

billiard, card playing, ping pong,

swimming and movies are just

some of the many options available

daily. Considering our present

climate, we are committed in

maintaining a well-balanced

assortment of entertaining activities

for your pleasure.

“Chair exercise” in the Clubhouse

with Tammy is back. Class will be

held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at

11:30 am. in Room 121. Class is

limited to 50 people. Please come to

the Clubhouse staff office to register

by Friday, March 12. Classes will

resume beginning Tuesday, March

16. We can’ t wait to see you.

REMINDER: please renew your

old Barcode to a new RFID. The ID

department will make sure your

new sticker is properly affixed on

your vehicle. This is the time to

renew hassle free in a timely manner,

why wait for cutoff date.

Continued on Page 5

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Wendell Ensey, President

COOPPA, Inc.

Century Village is getting a

new website professionally produced

by Abby Koffler and her

staff and a professional web

design firm. I have seen the prototype

and it will be user friendly

and an outstanding representation

of the Village and our

amenities. The website address

is centuryvillage-ppines.com.

COOPPA has a link on the website

so the COOPPA Guardian

will be available also on the

internet. We are planning to have

the Guardian site available for

the April issue. Our website is

cooppaguardianpp.com. The link

on the Century Village website

will take you to the newspaper.

We will update everyone with the

progress of these two projects.

Again, we thank Abby for getting

our social media off the ground!

Abby has also informed us that

she is currently booking shows for

November and December of 2021

and for the Spring season of 2022.

Tickets for these shows will be

based on the rules provided to us by

Broward County. We are excited

about getting these wonderful

shows back in our lives. In future

Guardian issues we will have all the

details. Stay tuned!

I want to personally thank the

grand effort provided by Carlos

Perez, Anne Marie, and the entire

Clubhouse staff for their planning

and execution of the Covid-

19 vaccination program. Our FPI

security company, run by Alex

Perez, owner and Veronica, our

Century Village Security

Director, put in many extra

hours and kept the lines orderly

and moving. Compared to other

vaccination sites around the

state, we had a VIP experience.

We are now trying to get another

round of first and second shots

for those who missed out this

time. We do not have any commitments,

but we are working

through several channels to see if

it is possible.

A point of information, we are

putting the speed signs back up

on 136th when you exit. They

will be 35 miles per hour. We are

also putting new speed signs up

along 10th Avenue and south to

the back gate. Those signs will be

increased to 30 miles per hour.

In an effort to gradually reopen

the clubhouse, the library will

reopen on a limited schedule and

we are checking with the County

to restart Bingo. If approved, it

also will be on a limited basis.

Many changes will hopefully be

occurring in the Village during

the year. I encourage you to read

the COOPPA Guardian, check in

with COOPPA and the Clubhouse

staff office to stay updated on

Continued on Page 5

12 things you can do to manage

your COVID-19 symptoms at home

If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19:

cdc.gov/coronavirus

1. Call your doctor.

7. Cover your cough and sneezes

2. Stay home from work and school. And stay away from

other public places. If you must go out, avoid using any kind of

public transportation, ridesharing or taxis.

3. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms

get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.

8. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at

least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based

hand sanitize that contains at least 60% alcohol.

9. As much as possible, stay tin a specific room and away

from other people in your home. Also, you should use a

separate bathroom, if available.

4. Get rest and stay hydrated.

10. If you need to be around other people or outside of the

home, wear a face mask.

5. If you have a medical appointment, call the

healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that

you have or may have COVID-19.

11. Avoid sharing personal items with other

people in your household, like dishes, towels and bedding.

6. For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify dispatch

that you have or may have COVID-19.

12. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters,

tabletops and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays

or wipes according to the label instructions.


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 5

ANNOUNCEMENTS

In memoriam

The Beading Needlepoint Class mourns the loss of our long time

friend, Audrey Feld. She always had a very positive attitude and smile.

She will be missed by all of us.

Steven Friedman, Esq.

1806 N. Flamingo Road, Suite 348

Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

From Management

Continued from Page 4

Congratulations

On February 24, 2021, Simon Grosman will be 100 years old. Wow!!

Simon will surely enjoy his birthday cake with his 2 sons, 1 daughter, 3

grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He’s earned it.

Congratulations Simon and Shalom.

Julia Hecht

thank you

Thanks for the can tabs, wool & eyeglasses: Consuelo Canova, Marsha

Gross, Marvin & Phyllis Goodman, Kathleen Sanford, Doris Stepper,

Jean Hudson, Eileen Cohn. Keep them coming.

Eleanor Benson

The library hours are, Monday

thru Friday, 10:00 am to 11:30

am. and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

starting Monday, February 22.

Stay well and be safe,

Carlos Perez

General Manager

cperez@cenrec.com

President’s Message

Continued from Page 4

what is happening in the Village.

Some key dates to put on your

calendar:

• Daylight savings: March 14

• St. Patrick’s Day: March 17

• Spring starts of March 20

• Passover starts on March 27

• Palm Sunday is March 28

As you can see, it is a busy

month, so enjoy.

Stay healthy and be blessed.

Wendell

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• Personal injury

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Page 6 The COOPPA Guardian March 2021

COOPPA SPECIAL

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MEETING MINUTES

January 25, 2021

JANET LEVIN

Corporate Secretary

The meeting of the COOPPA

Executive Committee was called

to order on Monday, January 25,

2021 with President, Wendell

Ensey presiding. Eight officers

and twenty Executive Committee

members were in attendance and

a quorum was present. Also present

was Jonathan Hernandez

from FSR, Aldo Rogierro from

Landmark and Alex Perez and

Veronica Vasquez from FPI.

The minutes of the November

meeting were read and approved.

The slate of officers was

announced: Wendell Ensey,

President, Sunny Friedman,

Fausto Mas, and Carl Quiat Vice

President. The Corporate

Secretary cast one vote and everyone

was elected for two years.

Veronica discussed the FPI

summary report for December

2020:

Medical EMS Pager, 197

Medical AMR, 24

Alarm Responses, 3

Vehicle Accidents, 9

Lockouts, 7

Wellness Checks, 29

Lock Mastering, 8

Property Damage, 3

Tow truck Assistance, 24

Medical CV, 13

Resident/Guest assist, 23

Noise Complaint, 31

Lost & Found, 2

Doors found open, 2

Veronica and Alex requested if

you need a towing company, the

official company for Century

Village is Alpine Towing. It was

requested that you do not use

Alamo Towing for any services.

Signs are posted throughout the

village for Alpine.

FPI was congratulated for the

excellent job they did in managing

the Covid-19 injections.

New bar codes are available in

the ID office at the Clubhouse and

should be obtained before the

deadline which is approaching

soon.

The AMR pendant will not work

after December 31, 2020. New

pendant companies are being

researched for our residents at a

discount, but payment will be the

responsibility of the resident.

There are approximately 2000

resident that had AMR pendants.

The nurses will respond to 911

calls along with FPI. The nurses

have been contracted with Village

Medical Center which will be open

approximately in March depending

on Pembroke Pines permits.

The associations that with

perimeter trees and fencing

should notify CVP management

before removing anything.

The land behind the temple on

136th street will be developed as a

non-commercial property, probably

a park within the next 3 years.

New Business: none

Old Business: none

Good and welfare:

The progress of the land behind

Plymouth 3 and 4 was questioned.

There were complaints about

noise in the apartments, mostly

from noisy walkers.

Debbie Kaliser discussed FPL

surge protectors for the individual

apartments at a cost of $8.95 per

month.

It was suggested that the bumps

be removed from the back gate as

they have been at the front gate.

Being no further business, the

meeting was adjourned at 11:15

A.M.

The next Executive Committee

meeting will be on February 22,

2021 due to the Presidents Day

holiday.

STOP SIGN

RULES

AFTER COMPLETE STOP,

YOU MUST YIELD THE

RIGHT-OF-WAY TO ALL

OTHER TRAFFIC AT

STOP SIGNS. MOVE

FORWARD ONLY WHEN

THE ROAD IS CLEAR.

AT FOUR-WAY-STOPS,

THE FIRST VEHICLE TO

STOP SHOULD MOVE

FORWARD FIRST. IF TWO

VEHICLES REACH THE

INTERSECTION

AT THE SAME TIME, THE

DRIVER ON THE LEFT

YIELDS TO THE DRIVER

ON THE RIGHT.

STOP

Century Village at Pembroke Pines

TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

(For all numbers, dial area code 954 unless otherwise noted)

- CUT OUT - SAVE FOR REFERENCE - 8/16

AT&T Telephone Company .......................................................1 800 288 2020

Broward County Elderly Services.................................................954 357 6622

Broward County Hurricane Services.............................................954 831 3902

Broward County Mosquito Control...............................................954 765 4062

Broward County Transit ................................................................954 357 8400

Club Health....................................................................................954 435 6070

Clubhouse Staff Office ..................................................................954 435 6001

Comcast Cable Co......................................................................1 800 934 6489

COOPPA........................................................................................954 437 8864

C.V. Automated Directory .............................................................954 435 6000

Driver’s License Information ........................................................954 497 1570

Fire Department (non-emergency) ................................................954 435 6700

First Service Residential................................................................954 436 5888

F.P.L. Customer Service ................................................................954 797 5000

GiGi’s Cafe ...................................................................................954-391-8003

Golf Pro Shop ................................................................................954 534 6110

Homestead Exemption (property tax) ...........................................954 357 6830

Landmarke Management ...............................................................954 447 0255

Market Place .................................................................................954-544-5446

Medical Alert..............................................................................1 866 405 9365

Memorial Hospital (Johnson Street)..............................................954 987 2000

Memorial Hospital Pembroke .......................................................954 962 9650

Memorial Hospital West................................................................954 436 5000

Memorial Walk-in (Douglas Road) ...............................................954 985 1470

Memorial Hospital Miramar..........................................................954 538 5000

Nurses/Health Services..................................................................954 437 9408

Pembroke Pines City Hall.............................................................954-450-1060

Police Department (non-emergency).............................................954 764 4357

Post Office (Miramar) ...................................................................954 704 8993

Real Estate Office (C.V.) ...............................................................954 435 6118

Security (front gate & dispatch)....................................................954 433 7085

Security (rear gate) ........................................................................954 447 2459

Social Security Office ................................................................1 800 772 1213

Temple – Pembroke Pines Jewish Center............954 431 3300 / 954 437 7969

Temple – Young Israel Chabad......................................................954 450 1191

Total Appliance (at COOPPA office).................954 443 6774 & 954 438 6710

Total Appliance (main office)........................................................954 454 6801

Village Medical Group ..................................................................954 433 9501

Voter Registration..........................................................................954 437 7050

We Care ...............................................................................954 435 6001 x 227

FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 911

HELP THE BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE

SLAM THE DOOR ON

SCAMMERS

If a stranger knocks on your door and asks to go inside your house,

what should you do? The Broward Sheriff’s Office reminds you

to be wary. He or she may seem clean-cut, friendly and harmless.

Maybe the person knocking at the door will say the car broke down

and ask to use your phone. Perhaps he or she will pose as a

maintenance worker who needs to make

sure something in your house is working

properly. If so, BEWARE. That person

may be a scam artist trying to get inside

your house to rob you. Such scammers

u s e

creative tactics, preying on your fears,

loneliness or sense of sympathy to get

inside. Sometimes they work in teams and

often target the elderly. It only takes a few

seconds for them to grab your money or

valuables when your back is turned. You

may not even realize you’ve been robbed

If someone suspicious

knocks on your door asking

to go inside, what

should you do?

• Without opening the

door, ask the person to

identify himself.

• Dial 911 to report the

suspicious person.

• Call the company the

person claims to represent.

• Contact a friend or

relative to report what

happened.


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 7

MAYOR FRANK ORTIS

Dear Readers:

Typically, we would be looking

forward to Art Fest in the Pines

this month, however, due to the

pandemic, the city has changed

the date of this wonderful event.

We will be celebrating Art Fest in

the Pines later in the year,

November 6-7, 2021 at the

Charles F. Dodge City Center,

located at 601 City Center Way.

Please mark your calendars so

you don’t miss this fun cultural

experience that will include

music, food trucks, workshops

and a Student Art Competition in

addition to the unique and fine

arts that will be featured. We’ll

provide more information as the

date nears so please be sure to

check out the city website and

social media.

This year we’re helping to celebrate

the 10th anniversary of the

Wyland National Mayor’s challenge

for water conservation by

participating in the 2021

Challenge. Presented by the

Wyland Foundation and Toyota,

the Challenge not only brings people

and communities together

both virtually and physically for a

fun and educational competition

to see which cities can be the

most “water wise” and win more

than $50,000 in eco-friendly

prizes, but it also reminds us that

simple individual actions can add

up to huge change in protecting

our environment. I encourage

everyone to sign up and participate.

Residents can participate

two ways – by making on-line conservation

pledges at www.mywaterpledge.com;

and with physical

hands-on projects or actions at

www.wylandfoundation.org/

mywater project. The mission of

the Wyland Foundation is to

inspire lifelong stewardship of

oceans, lakes, rivers, streams,

and wetlands.

Just a reminder that March 14,

2021 is daylight savings time, so

it’s time to “spring” forward. This

is also a good time to replace the

batteries in your smoke alarms.

According to the U.S. Fire

Administration (USFA), smoke

detectors should be tested at

least once a month and the batteries

should be replaced at least

once or twice a year. Smoke

alarms have become such a common

feature in our homes that it

is easy to take them for granted

and forget about them. Let’s keep

our smoke alarms working properly

and stay safe.

I wish everyone the luck of the

Irish this upcoming St. Patrick’s

Day on March 17th. There may

not be the parades and large

gatherings of day’s past, but on

this day we are all a wee bit Irish

and can wear green proudly and

celebrate safely.

Also, keep an eye out for the

city’s new digital signs going up

in key areas. As part of the

Citywide Streetscape Guidelines

created in 2012, they will display

important alerts, event news and

helpful information. You’ll be see-

ing them in seven locations: West

Pines Soccer Park; Fire Station

99; Fire Station 69; Fire Station

89; the Charles F. Dodge City

Center; Howard C. Foreman

Human Services Campus; and

the Pembroke Lakes Golf Course.

As always, if you have any

questions or concerns, please do

not hesitate to contact my office

at 954-450-1020 or by e-mail at

fortis@ppines.com

From your Mayor

Mayor Frank C. Ortis

City of Pembroke Pines

BEAM FURR

BROWARD COUNTY

COMMISSIONER

Greetings Century Village Residents,

Residents in Pembroke Pines

know all too well the severe flooding

risk that we face due to climate

change and extreme weather.

During Tropical Depression

Eta, the city saw some of the most

severe flooding in all of Broward

County. That flooding was an

unfortunate preview of the consequences

we face if we do not act

soon. Only a few inches of water

stand between preserving South

Florida for generations to come –

or a total failure of the water management

systems that keeps our

region above water. Given these

stakes, it is imperative that we

move heaven and earth – and

Congress - to rebuild our water

infrastructure and protect us

from the threat of sea-level rise

and climate change.

Unfortunately, we are not being

equipped with the full toolbox to

find the best solutions. That is

why it is so critical that the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers fully

fund the Central and Southern

Florida Flood Resiliency Study.

The Central and Southern

Florida Project was approved by

the United States Congress back in

1948. This Project was designed to

manage the water in South

Florida, and spoke specifically to

“addressing flooding and

droughts.” Since that approval,

this Project has been foundational

in the growth, development, and

delivery of flood protection across

our region. Today this project

includes an extensive network of

canals, gates, and water control

structures that serve as the backbone

of our shared water management

system, one that has kept us

safe and allowed our region to

boom economically. It is not an

understatement to say that without

the Central and Southern

Florida Project we would not have

seen any of the growth and innovation

that defines our region today.

That is where the Central and

Southern Florida Flood Resiliency

Study comes in. This Resiliency

Study would be a big step forward

for Broward County and all southeast

Florida, because it would

point out exactly how we need to

improve our water management

infrastructure, where our weaknesses

are, and what specifically

needs to be done to correct these

issues. We need to make investments

to stop rising waters contributing

to sewer overflows, water

coming into homes and businesses,

an inability to use our roads,

and more. We can prevent that.

The Central and Southern Florida

Flood Resiliency Study will give us

the information we need to prevent

disaster and make our region

stronger than ever.

With the degree of sea-level rise,

and with more extreme weather

events due to climate change, we

face potential devastation. Our

lives and our homes are in immediate

danger in the next decade if

we do not have the tools to rebuild

our infrastructure, especially in

Pembroke Pines. In addition, the

Southeast Florida Business Case

for Resilience clearly shows that

failure to make these investments

will cost our region billions and

billions of dollars, due to loss of

businesses and rising flood insurance

rates. Every lawmaker in

South Florida should be asking

why this Resiliency Study has not

been funded – and using their

platform to ensure that the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers fully

fund and support it.

Vaccines

I was happy to work with

Wendell Ensey, Commissioner

Angelo Castillo, and State

Representative Robin Bartleman

to bring a pop-up vaccination

clinic to Century Village

Pembroke Pines that provide vaccination

shots to dozens of residents.

The Florida Department of

Health is currently vaccinating

seniors 65 and over at several

locations throughout Broward

County. Plans are in the works to

add a site in southern Broward as

soon as it is feasible. Reservations

can now be made using an easy

appointment

system.

Appointments for COVID-19 vaccination

sites operated by the

Florida Department of Health in

Broward can be scheduled using

the State appointment system.

Seniors age 65+ and frontline

healthcare workers can call 866-

201-6313 to request an appointment.

Those who are eligible for

the vaccine (65 and older and

frontline healthcare workers) can

pre-register and get in line for a

vaccine at https://myvaccine.

fl.gov.

Contact Us

I hope we can be together again

soon. I miss visiting my friends in

Century Village. Until then, you

may always contact my office for

anything in which you feel I may

be of assistance. Our District

office is conveniently located in

the lobby of the Hollywood Branch

of the Broward County Public

Library at 2600 Hollywood Blvd,

next to Hollywood City Hall.

However, during the COVID-19

pandemic, it has been temporarily

closed. However, my staff is working

from our office in Fort

Lauderdale, which is open

Monday through Friday, from 9

AM to 5 PM, and from other locations

within our District. If you

would like to schedule an

appointment, or you have a great

idea, suggestion or an issue that

needs my attention, feel free to

call me at 954-357-7006/786-

559-2306 or send me an email at

bfurr@broward.org.

Beam

File Now for the 2021 Senior Exemption

Property owners who are 65 years or older may qualify for an additional

exemption on their Homesteaded property. This additional exemption – which

applies only to the county’s portion of the taxes and city taxes for residents of

cities that have adopted this exemption – saves the average Broward senior

nearly $300 each year in taxes. To qualify for this valuable tax-saving exemption,

an applicant must be 65 or older as of January 1, 2021 AND have a combined

HOUSEHOLD adjusted gross income for 2020 not exceeding $31,100. If

you believe you qualify for the exemption, you can apply online at

https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/SeniorsAppForm

Residents who received the Low-Income Senior Exemption in 2020 must

renew the exemption for the 2021 tax year. You should have received a renewal

card along with a return envelope from our office. If you still meet the income

requirement, simply sign the renewal card, and return it to our office by May 1

so we can ensure you receive this exemption for 2021. You can also renew this

exemption online at https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/SeniorsRenewalForm

If you

have any questions regarding property tax exemptions, please call

954.357.6830.

The absolute filing deadline for any 2021 exemption is September 20, 2021.

2021 Homestead Exemption/Save Our Homes Cap Set by the State

The Florida Department of Revenue has set the 2021 Save Our Homes cap at

1.4%. This Save Our Homes assessment cap limits increases to the

Assessed/Save Our Homes Value for properties receiving Homestead

Exemption to no more than 3% per year or the increase in the Consumer Price

Index (CPI) regardless of increases to the just value of the property. This cap

results in considerable savings over time for properties with Homestead

Exemption. It is important to remember this is not a cap on the actual taxes,

but rather a cap on the assessed value of the property.

Important: The Save Our Homes cap begins the year after you receive

Homestead Exemption and automatically renews each year. This cap does not

cover new construction or construction that was not taxed before the "Save Our

Homes" limit applied to a particular property. Many owners will face a significant

increase in property taxes when they purchase a property as the previous

owners’ exemptions will be removed and the Save Our Homes (SOH) value

reset. Florida law requires the SOH value be brought up to the just value of the

property when Homestead Exemption is added or removed from the property.

For this reason, our office offers a New Homebuyer’s Tax Estimator on our website

at web.bcpa.net. This estimator allows prospective buyers the ability to

plan ahead when purchasing a new home. If my office can ever be of assistance

to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 954.357.6904 or by

email at martykiar@bcpa.net

Take care,

Marty Kiar


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BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 6

BEAM FURR

Beam will be available the

3rd Wednesday of each month

by appointment in the

COOPPA office from

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

to hear your concerns

and answer your questions.

Call to schedule an appointment

954-437-8864

State Representative

Robin Bartleman

District 104

will have a representative available

in the COOPPA office

from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

every third Thursday of the month

to answer your questions

and discuss your concerns.

Call for an appointment

954-668-3662

Converstions available in English

Conversaciones disponible en Español

Congresswoman

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

will be available

to answer your questions

the last Wednesday

of every month in

the COOPPA office

from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

by appointment.

To schedule an appointment, call

954-437-8864

REPRESENTATIVE

ROBIN BARTLEMAN

Dear Residents,

While the Covid-19 pandemic

continues to weigh heavily, there

are glimmers of hope lightening

the load. State officials and

healthcare workers are ramping

up vaccine distribution, delivering

over 107,000 vaccines to

Florida residents. 16,210 doses

have been administered in senior

living communities statewide,

3,000 of these to Century Village

Pembroke Pines alone. I enjoyed

meeting many of you while you

were patiently waiting in line for

your vaccine. I extend my appreciation

to COOPPA, State

Emergency Response Team, and

city officials for helping me to

publicize, coordinate, and distribute

the vaccine. Residents

who received the first shot

January 11th – 15th, should

have received the booster 3

weeks later, the first week of

February. If you received your

first shot at Century Village in

early January and have not

received your second shot,

please contact our office as soon

as possible at HDIST104@

myfloridahouse.gov. I understand

there is still more work due, and

I continue to collaborate with

State, county, and local Covid- 19

response teams to deliver more

vaccines to Century Village residents

in particular. I call upon

Governor DeSantis to prioritize

vaccine distribution to Florida

residents 65 years of age and

older, and especially to our

largest and most populous senior

living communities like Century

Village Pembroke Pines.

While I understand that

procuring a vaccine appointment

has been frustrating for many, I

encourage you to be patient. A

new pre- registration system has

been designed to hold your spot

in line for a vaccine, so you can

bypass the tedious registration

process. If you need a vaccine,

pre-register for an appointment

at myvaccine.fl.gov. If you do not

have internet access or prefer to

register by phone, call 866-201-

6313 to pre-register. You will

receive a call back once appointments

are available.

In tandem with coordinating

vaccine distributions, I am

preparing for the 2021 Legislative

Session beginning in early

March. Our priorities include

designing legislation to address

the flooding issues in Pembroke

Pines and surrounding cities. Last

November, Tropical Storm Eta

crisscrossed over Broward County

leaving a deluge of rain that overwhelmed

our flood management

infrastructure. Some areas

recorded over 20 inches of rainfall

in less than 72 hours, compared

to 14.5 inches during a typical 72

hour storm. As a result, many

residential communities experienced

significant flooding and several

even faced critical conditions

that made it impossible to leave

their home or use their bathrooms.

To solve the problem, I met with

representatives from the South

Broward Drainage District (SBDD)

and listened to their needs. In

response, I filed a $150,000

appropriation to purchase 2 high

capacity mobile stormwater

pumps. With these, SBDD will be

better equipped to protect residents

from the effects of flooding

and property damage resulting

from major rain events such as

hurricanes and tropical storms.

The pumps will enable SBDD to

reduce not only the duration of

flooding through quicker recovery

time, but also the intensity. In

addition, these mobile pumps

serve as emergency backup in the

event of a shutdown or catastrophic

failure at a pump station.

I am also drafting legislation

requiring The Office of Economic

and Demographic Research to

release a unified, statewide study

of inland and coastal flood control.

According to the Florida

Department of Environmental

Protection, Florida needs to prepare

for as much as 2.5 feet of

sea level rise by 2050. Even more

concerning, sea level rise will

likely impact 300,000 homes

amounting to $145 billion in

property values. The study I am

proposing is designed to gather

data needed to predict the

expenditures of federal, state,

regional, and local governments

to guard against inland and

coastal flooding from heavy rains

and sea level rise. It is past time

we simply recognize flooding.

Instead, we must plan policy to

address what is likely to be one

of the largest infrastructure

expenditures in our State.

As always, I am here for you. I

have been assisting many residents

with unemployment claims

and accessing vaccines. If you

have any issues, ideas, concerns

and/or suggestions please call

my personal cell at (954)-668-

3662, e-mail me at

Robin.Bartleman@myfloridahouse.gov

or visit us during

office hours.

Office Hours

We will hold visitation hours

outside the COOPPA office on

Thursday, March 18th from

10am to 12 noon. You can call

for an appointment at 954-437-

8864. We will be there every 3rd

Thursday of the month from

10am to 12 noon. Conversations

available in English.

Conversaciones disponibles en

Español.


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COMMISSIONER

ANGELO CASTILLO

Dear Friends:

A Happy and Healthy New Year

to each of you. This year has

already started off on the right

foot, with Century Village becoming

a COVID vaccination site

thanks largely to the advocacy of

State Representative Robin

Bartleman, who wasted no time,

having just been sworn in, jumping

to address the chief concerns

of her district, and the good people

at Century Village corporate office

and COOPA which coordinated

the event very effectively. About

3,000 Century Villagers received

first shots during this campaign

and, as I write this, are coming

back now to get their second

doses.

It was high on my list of priorities

to see the Village chosen by

the Florida Health Department as

a COVID vaccination site. I did

make the request that this happen.

But I give the credit to those

who made it happen, as should we

all. Thank you to each of them for

looking out for our good health.

Century Village was the only senior

community in Pembroke Pines

to become a COVID vaccination

location, and now we're working to

expand this program elsewhere.

The chief obstacle encountered

has been lack of vaccine to distribute.

This has slowed down the

vaccination effort in Florida and

other states, but we are now seeing

an increase in vaccine inventory

produced and distributed.

Please know that the City of

Pembroke Pines has volunteered

to begin offering shots directly to

our residents, and only the lack of

sufficient vaccine has kept us

from being able to enter into the

necessary agreements with the

State to begin. We are only too

willing to help get vaccine into

arms as quickly and safely as possible.

You will recall from prior articles

that I promised to get to the bottom

of why so much flooding

occurred following Tropical Storm

Eta in November. Data is still

coming to me so I've not reached a

final conclusion. But it appears

clear so far that certain facts are

established and I'd like to report

those to you. To begin, you

should recall my having explained

that our area's system of drainage

includes thousands of street

drains that move excess water

from roads to lakes. Lakes, which

capture both street water and

land run-off. And canals, into

which excess lake waters flow.

These canals dump excess water

to the ocean or to the Everglades.

The state run South Florida Water

Management District manages

these canals and it is their job to

ensure that the level of the canals

during a storm event is kept low

enough so that drainage districts,

like ours, the South Broward

Drainage District, can send excess

water out to the canals when needed.

There are of course other more

complex features to our drainage

system, but in a nutshell that's

how it works.

During Eta, our area sustained

as little as 7 inches of rain in East

Pines and as much as 22 inches in

West Pines. This is what experts

call a 100 year event, meaning that

there's a 1% chance of any storm

that severe falling in any given

year. It is a highly severe and

unusual event. Eta, in particular,

was stronger than most any strong

storm we've endured before in two

chief respects. First, the assumption

in a 100 year storm is that the

amount of rain deposited will

occur over three days. Eta was

only a two day event. Second, during

the month before Eta,

Pembroke Pines sustained over 23

inches of rainfall causing our

ground to be saturated with water.

All of that rain, falling on already

saturated ground, as fast as it did,

simply overwhelmed the drainage

design of our area and this would

have caused some flooding under

the best of conditions. While the

design did perform well to achieve

the main objective of protecting

homes and business against flooding,

the duration of flood waters

was due to the inability of the

South Florida Water Management

District to keep canal levels low

enough so that the mostly gravity

driven excess waters in our area

could flow out.

To illustrate, while normal

height of a canal is between 3 and

3.6 feet in height, during a storm it

is the practice or standard for

SFWMD to lower canals to 2 feet in

height or just lower to accommodate

incoming waters. During Eta,

canal levels were measured

between 6 feet at the head and 5.5

feet at 172nd Avenue and Griffin

Road. You can't hardly move any

water from lakes when canals are

that high. What's being done

about this?

South Broward Drainage District

has proposed a significant capital

plan to improve their ability to

move water more efficiently, even

as South Florida Water

Management District engages in a

study to identify improvements in

resiliency and watershed capacity.

As indicated, while I'm still awaiting

additional data to come to my

own final conclusions this much

I've reported is certain and no

expert I've consulted disagrees.

Somewhat troublesome along

the way was interference, I will call

it, by some elected officials who

instead of doing the work of investigating

this event resented instead

that I was asking questions -- even

though I was hardly alone in asking

them. Rather than get involved

in discussion with them, I chose to

ignore their criticisms of my asking

tough questions. Very clearly,

whenever our community faces an

emergency of this nature, our leaders

have a responsibility to discover

the facts. When our community

is presented with a threat, we do

not need excuses or sugar-coated

accounts of why it occurred.

Statements like, "They did the best

they could." Well, it just doesn't

help solve the questions. When

there's an emergency, that's when

we need factual clarity the most.

Sometimes the news is welcomed

and sometimes not. But unless we

have the clear and true set of facts,

intelligent problem solving cannot

commence. In all things that

require problem solving, first there

needs to be understanding about

the true facts. That must always

come first.

In this matter, more facts are

coming but what I've reported to

you above is a great and truthful

start.

We now know why and how this

event took place, we know what our

systems are capable of handling

and what exceeds the capacity of

our drainage construct. We know

why flood waters accumulated in

our area and why they lasted for

days rather than dry out more

quickly. That's an essential start. I

will continue to keep you informed

as this process unfolds.

I thank each of you for continued

patience and forbearance as your

government works to address the

COVID crisis. Please continue to

use your masks -- whether you

have been vaccinated or not. Get

vaccinated in line with the advice of

your physician. Please hand wash

often and socially distance yourselves.

Limit your exposure to others

to what is necessary. There are

no better ways to protect ourselves

during the pandemic. As I

write this, about 2% of the US

population is totally vaccinated.

In coming months, that percentage

will grow with a goal of getting

to 33% or more by Summer. The

more of us who get vaccinated, the

faster our nation can get back to

normal.

Please know that I wake up

every day and go to work to make

sure your safety is protected. I'm

not alone in that effort, many join

me including our devoted public

servants ranging from police and

fire to parks workers. In the private

sector, devotion is seen in

hospitals and food markets,

restaurants and offices. We are

slowly coming back to normalcy

due to the disciplined way we are

protecting ourselves against this

virus. It is a serious threat and

I'm proud of how well Century

Villagers in particular have protected

themselves from it. On

behalf of a grateful city, I thank

each of you for your cooperation.

What's on your mind, I'd like to

know. Write me at acastillo@

ppines.com

Sincerely,

Angelo Castillo

Commissioner

City of Pembroke Pines

DON’T BE A VICTIM OF

IDENTITY THEFT

The Broward Sheriff’s Office offers these tips

for preventing identity theft

• Don’t mail bills from your home or an isolated mailbox where someone

can easily get to the letters. Drop them off inside the post office.

• If your checks are printed with your driver’s license or Social

Security numbers, shred them when you get them back from the

bank. Remember to remove this personal information when placing

your next order.

• Don’t write your credit card number on your check. Under Florida

law, businesses can require additional I.D. in the form of a credit

card, but they can’t write the credit card number on the check.

• Keep tax documents in a safe place. Such documents in the wrong

hands can yield a wealth of information.

• Check your bank and credit card statements carefully for discrepancies.

• Do not give out personal information over the phone, through the

mail, or over the Internet unless you have initiated the contact or

know with whom you are dealing.

• Shred all discarded documents, including bank statements, preapproved

credit card offers, insurance forms, and other documents

that contain financial information.

• Do not use your mother's maiden name, birth date, or last four digits

of your social security number when creating a password.

• Carry only credit cards you use on a regular basis. Never carry your

social security card, birth certificate, or passport unless necessary.

• Do not write your social security number on checks or give it out to

businesses. If a government agency requests the number, a privacy

notice should accompany the request.

• Do not put your credit card number on the Internet unless it is

encrypted on a secure site.

• Cancel all credit cards you 2 have not used in the last 6 months.

• If you order a new credit card, make sure it arrives within the

appropriate time. If not, call the credit card grantor to find out if it

was mailed and to what address.

• Order your credit report at least twice a year. Correct all mistakes

with the credit bureau.

The Broward Sheriff’s office is committed to making

our community safer.


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 11

Recognize Phone Fraud

Every sales call you get by phone is an opportunity for a gut check: Ask yourself these questions — and if the

answers give you some doubt about the caller’s intentions or methods, end the call.— and why?

Who’s calling — and why? Telemarketers must tell you it’s a sales call, the name of the seller and what they’re

selling before they make their pitch. If they don’t, say “no thanks,” and get off the phone.

What’s their hurry? Fast talkers who use high pressure tactics could be hiding something. Take your time. Most

legitimate businesses will give you time and written information about an offer before asking ou to commit to a

purchase.

If it’s free, why are they asking me to pay? Question charges you need to pay to redeem a prize or gift. Free is

free. If you have to pay, it’s a purchase — not a prize or a gift.

Why am I “confirming” my account information — or giving it out at all? Some callers have your billing information

before they call you. They’re trying to get you to say “okay” so they can claim you approved a charge,

What time is it? The law allows telemarketers to call only between 8 am and 9 pm. A seller calling earlier or later

is flouting the law.

Do I want more calls like this one? If you don’t want a business to call you again, say so. If they call back they’re

breaking the law.

Report Phone Fraud

Recognizing fraudulent callers is important; reporting them to the appropriate law enforcement authorities is critical,

too. When you report, you can help stop telephone scammers. Report telephone hucksters to the FTC and

your state Attorney General so they can prosecute fraudulent telemarketers who try to steal your money.

If your number is on the National Do Not Call Registry, you should get calls only from those companies with which

you do business — or those that have your permission to call. If you get calls from a company you don’t have a

relationship with — or from a company you have told not to call you — report it. Jot down the name and number

of the caller, and the date and time of the call.

Register Your Number

You can limit the number of telemarketing calls you receive by placing your phone number on the National Do

Not Call Registry. Once your number is registered, feel free to hang up if you get a cold call from a company with

which you don’t already do business — or report it!

You can register your phone number at DoNotCall.gov, or by calling 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236)

from the number you wish to register. If you register online, you must click on the confirmation email you receive

to complete your free registration.

Your registration will not expire. Your number is on the list until you take it off, or your number is disconnected

and reassigned to someone else.

Placing your number on the Registry stops most telemarketing calls, but not all. Once your number has been on

the Registry for 31 days, you still may get calls from, or on behalf of:

• Political organizations, charities, and pollsters

• Companies with whom you have an existing business relationship

• Companies you’ve given permission to call

To report phone fraud, visit FTC.gov

or call 1-877-FTC-HELP.

To report violations of the National Do Not Call Registry,

visit DoNotCall.gov or call 1-888-382-1222.

Your complaint is entered into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a database that is used by law enforcement agencies

across the country and around the world. It can help them track down scam artists, detect patters in their

calls, find other victims, and ultimately, stop the fraud.

Companies that you do business with may call for 18 months. If you ask a company for information, it may call

for three month.

The Registry accepts personal cell phone and home phone numbers. Federal Communications Commission regulations

prohibit the use of automated dialers to call cell phone numbers, so most telemarketers won’t cold-call

consumers on their cell phones — despite urban myths and emails to the contrary.


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OUR WILD NEIGHBORS

By Rebecca Staton-Reinstein

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OLD COOTS INVADE

Don’t get offended. I’m not talking

about any of our human neighbors.

Today I’m celebrating one of

my favorite winter visitors, the

American Coot. If you’ve walked by

the lake or looked out on the water

from your window over the last few

months, you’ve probably seen

these guys. In the water, they look

like a small duck, between the size

of a robin and a crow. As you

watch them paddle along, they

suddenly upend themselves, and

all you see is a dark pyramid sticking

out of the water while their

head and “shoulders” are underwater.

They bob back up quickly

and if you’re close enough, you’ll

see a tasty algae tidbit dangling

from their beak. They eat any type

of vegetation in or out of the water.

They’ll also feast on tadpoles,

insects, salamanders, and snails.

Once they are back on the surface,

the American Coot may head

to the shore and walk along the

water’s edge. At that moment you

can see the full anatomy of a bird

not a duck. Their feathers are very

dark blue, although when they’re

wet, they look black. They have

long yellow-green legs and distinct

long toes. Many folks think they

look like a chicken. If you catch

sight of Coots as they are taking

off, they run across the surface of

the water in giant strides until they

are airborne. They are not graceful

flyers but when daintily picking

their way along shore they have a

certain elegance.

Although it’s tough to get close

enough to see those toes without

sending the bird flapping away, the

toes have distinct lobes, adapted

for wading among the reeds and

matted vegetation along the shore.

To me, this is the most fascinating

feature of the Coot. When they

swim, the lobes extend fully and

function like a duck’s webbed feet.

When they walk on the marshy

water’s edge, they lift the foot and

lobes contract to offer less resistance.

When they put their foot

down again on the squishy ground,

the lobes expand to give them a

firmer footing. They stay poised on

top of the mess and don’t sink into

it – analogous to a snowshoe.

The most distinctive feature of

the Coot is staring you in the face,

even from a distance; a white

pointed bill with a white shield

extending up between the eyes.

When they walk you can catch a

flash of white feathers just below

the tail. If you have good binoculars,

you can see a little red dot at

the top of the shield.

I don’t know what makes Coots

my favorite. I find them charming

and I’m always thrilled when they

show up. Theoretically, they live

throughout the southern half of

American and northern Central

America all year long, they only

breed in the northern part of the

country and Canada. When they

arrive back here in South Florida,

they often gather in large groups in

isolated places such as the

Everglades or rural areas, where

Photo by Rebecca Reinstein

flocks of over 1,000 birds live

together. In the Village, we have

less than a dozen who may swim

and forage together or hang out in

pairs. On our lake, this winter,

they’re hanging out with the mottled

ducks, recognizable by their

brown and tan feathers.

The Coot is not an endangered

species because, luckily for them,

their meat is considered inedible.

In Florida and the Gulf Coast,

they are hunted for sport.

Scientists use them to study the

level of toxins in the environment

because they are so numerous.

Coots evolved during the

Pleistocene period, beginning 2.5

million years ago. At the end of

the last ice age about 12,000

years ago, Coots were well established

over a wide range of North

and South America. Our local

Coots go north to mate during the

spring. Pairs mate for life. By the

time this article comes out, some

Coots may be departing for northern

climes. Whether you see one

today or next winter, be on the

lookout for them. Enjoy watching

them dabble, duck, and dive.

ATTENTION

For your safety,

when walking at night,

please carry a

flashlight and wear

light colored clothing.

Religious Candle Safety

The Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department would like to share a few safety tips when it

comes to using candles. Lit candles are used in Religious services, in places of worship, and

in the home. Whether you are using one candle, or more than one on a candelabra, kinara

or menorah, make sure you take a few moments to learn about using candles safely.

Candle Safety

• Candles should be placed in a study candle holder.

• Handheld candles should not be passed from one person to another at any time.

• When lighting candles at a candle lighting service, have the person with the unlit candle

dip their candle into the flame of the lit candle.

• Lit candles should not be placed in windows where a blind or curtain could catch fire.

• Candles placed on or near tables, altars or shrines must be watched by an adult.

• If a candle must burn continuously, be sure it is enclosed in a glass container and placed

in a sink, on a metal tray, or in a deep basin filled with water.

General Fire Safety

• Matches and lighters should be stored out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet

• Places of worship should be equipped with a fire detection and sprinkler system.

• A home should have smoke alarms on every level, outside each sleeping area and inside

each bedroom. For the best protection, interconnect the alarms, so when one sounds,

they all sound. Test all smoke alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button. Replace

smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

• Plan and practice a home fire escape drill that includes two ways out of every room and

an outside meeting place.

Candles Should be Out of Reach of Children and Pets

• Young children should never hold a lit candle.

• Consider providing battery-operated candles for children.

• A parent should decide when a child is mature enough to light a candle with adult supervision.

FACTS

• December is the peak time of year for home candle fires.

• More than half of home candle fires happen when a candle is placed too close to something

that can burn.

For more fire safety tips, visit www.nfpa.org/publiceducation. Should you have any

questions, feel free to contact the Pembroke Pines Fire Prevention Bureau at 954-499-

9560. Reproduced from NFPA’s website, www.nfpa.org/pubilceducation. ©NFPA


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Around The Village

COMPUTER AND

TECHNOLOGY CLUB

If you are a member of the

Computer Club, your membership

has been extended for 2021.

To join, email our membership

chair Howard Kapnic at

A81262@att.net)

Even though we are not in the

Clubhouse, we still have monthly

meetings, two classes on Zoom, a

website, a newsletter, and a learning

center. We would like to see

more members join our Zoom

classes and meetings.

Every Sunday, President Phillip

Prieto-Cook (cvppcomputerclub@

gmail.com) sends links to the

Monday 11:00 "Zoom Class for

Computers" and the Wednesday

11:00 "Zoom Class for Phones and

Tablets." Just click the link and

you will join a class.

On the third Monday at 1:00 we

have our General Meeting with a

guest speaker, and Phillip sends a

link for this meeting. Click the

link and you join the meeting.

The Sunday email also includes

links to our :

Newsletter by Editor Howard

Kapnic

Website by Webmaster Steven

Reinstein, found at: cvcomputer

club.com

Education Center by Phillip

Prieto-Cook with videos of all past

Zoom Classes and Zoom

Meetings, plus copies of past lessons

for some classes. You can see

and hear every Zoom class since

the Clubhouse closed. And watch

a class again if you want to:

Send an Email to Howard or

Phillip for the Password and User

Name for the Education Center if

you have forgotten them.

If you can't come to a class

because you don't have Zoom

installed:

Download the Zoom App from

the Play Store or the App Store to

your phone or tablet.

For computers go to zoom.us/

download and from the Download

Center click DOWNLOAD button

under ZOOM CLIENT FOR MEET-

INGS.

This application will automatically

download when you start

your first Zoom meeting.

Once the download is complete,

install Zoom application on your

computer.

Submitted by

Judy Schwartz

THE WRITERS CLUB

Dear Barbara,

The election is over. The tension

and excitement are over. I no

longer need to turn on the television

each morning to discover the

latest event. I’m calm.

The problem is that I am also

bored. The early morning adrenaline

surge has gone. I need a

replacement. Do you have any

suggestions?

Sincerely.

Bored Bessie

Dear Bored,

The adrenaline surge can be

recaptured. Imagine waking each

morning with the inspiration for a

story, essay or poem. You would

have a goal and have the satisfaction

of doing something productive.

Then, hopefully, you would

share your accomplishment with

The Writers Club.

The topic at a recent meeting

was “Caught in the Act.” It elicited

a variety of responses; some

funny and others serious and

thoughtful. That was typical of

our meetings and the reason we

all look forward to Monday morning

Zooming at 10AM. We hope to

be back in the clubhouse soon.

Join us!

Call Bernie Stauber at 954-443-

5167 for information. Upcoming

topics include “Missing the Boat”

and “Moment of Truth”.

Literally yours,

Barbara Senfeld

CANADIAN CLUB

Greetings to our American

Members and our Canadian

Members in Absentia.

The first month of 2021 has

come and gone. No events.

However, the good news is the

Vaccine has arrived and a good

portion of people in Century

Village have taken the vaccine

here in the village and at other

facilities. The second injection will

have followed between 21 and 30

days after the first one. We are

very hopeful this will be the beginning

of better things to come.

We are enjoying great weather,

we are very fortunate to be here,

and hope you too are enjoying

good weather wherever you are.

Century Village has been providing

Video Shows every

Saturday Night, which can be

viewed on Sunday as well, to

enjoy in the comfort of our home.

As well, the free movies at the theatre

in the Club House and

observing supervised social distancing.

Deadline for all Ads and Articles for The COOPPA GUARDIAN

is the 5th of every month for the following month’s issue.

All written material must be signed with name clearly

legible. No unsigned or anonymous material will be considered

for publication. We reserve the right to edit submissions for

spelling, grammar, news style, good taste and for space available.

Keep smiling, stay safe and be

happy. We extend our very best

wishes to you. Until we meet

again.

You can reach Jennie Meland

at 954-595-4975 or email jenlou@me.com.

Submitted by

Jennie Meland

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL

CLUB

Happy Birthday, Happy

Anniversary, Happy Valentine

Day to all of our Members,

Associates, and Friends. We hope

you all got the vaccine, the second

one was due in February.

Please still follow the rules and

be safe.

Just to remind you, our Meeting

is the FOURTH THURSDAY in

Room 120 at 1.00 pm. Please note

on your callender. Dues are due

now, contact Norma 954-804-

0027, cell, for any questions. Will

update you on future events.

Just to let you know, we had a

Veteran Honor Flight Parade on

Saturday January 23rd to our

apartment in Cambridge honoring

A. J. Braunstein, Honor flight

veteran, World War two veteran,

and he is 97 years, with gifts and

barbeque lunch. Family and

friends waving flags. The parade

made lots of noise honking their

horns, waving flags and had

Police escort. It was fantastic.

This is all for now, hope to see

you soon.

Submitted by

Norma Chin Rifkind

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS

Happy Birthday, Happy

Anniversary to all our members

and associates.

No meetings as yet, we will

update year 2021, just be safe

and follow guidelines.

DUES ARE DUE. PLEASE JOIN.

Here are services and activities

available:

Establish lifetime friendship

with men from all walks of life.

Family social events: dances,

dinners, parties, cards, weekend

away and entertainment.

Sport programs, College scholarships,

Credit Union, plus

health and financial program

assistance.

Summer camps for underprivileged

children, drug rehab. facilities.

Fund raising for Diabetes and

Cancer research, free burial plots

or equivalents, Business contacts.

Free coats for kids and needy

adults, Holiday food baskets for

needy families.

Attendance is needed, please

join 2021. Call A.J. 9546129352

Submitted by

Arthur Braunstein

CENTURY VILLAGE

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF

PEMBROKE PINES

Although we have missed seeing

the membership and candidates

running for office, more people

voted in the 3 elections we had in

2020. We did good, thanks to all

of you that cast your votes, either

in person, early voting, or vote by

mail ballots.

We have high hopes that in

2021 the pandemic will be over

and we can meet in-person again.

For those of you that can access

zoom on your computer, I will

endeavor to send you notice when

some newly elected people will be

on. Let me know if you are interested.

Many thanks to State Rep.

Robin Bartleman and

Commissioner Angelo Castillo for

their aid in having the vaccine

brought to Century Village. For

most of us it was a godsend.

Stay safe, wear a mask when

out.

Submitted by

Sophie Bock, President

TRENDY TOUR CLUB

Hoping by now many of you

have received the vaccine that

was available to us here in the village

and COVID-19 will soon be a

thing of the past.

If things get better, we will celebrate

first with a luncheon so

everyone can get to see each other

again. We will then go ahead with

our plans to visit Charleston. We

are now thinking of going in the

fall. A cruise is also being planned

for December, 2021. We will be

offering a choice of three cruises

so everyone can pick where they

want to go and/or can afford. We

are looking at a 5, 7, and 10-day

cruise on new ships. Plus, I’m

sure our board will come up with

day trips and overnight trips to

suit everyone. Will all this take

place? Only God knows, but we

can dream and continue praying

it does. At this point all of our

trips will be open ONLY to those

who have taken the vaccine.

I’m sure many are concerned

about taking the vaccine, my doctors

advise my husband and I

take it. It will be the choice of the

individual.

In the meantime, I hope you are

all well and enjoying the things

you are doing at home.

Remember, Friendship isn’t a big

thing, it’s a million little things.

We are happy our members are

our friends and hope that those of

you who are new to Century

Village will join us soon. We are

not collecting any dues for 2021

until the meetings start again.

Those that paid 2020 will be

extended to the new year.

Submitted by

Rosalie Liguori, President


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MEDINA CHAPTER NA’A-

MAT U.S.A.

We hope the new year finds you

well. Have you gotten your second

Covid-19 vaccination? Did you

have any reaction to it? We still

have to wear a mask and practice

social distancing. Let’s hope not

for much longer.

Those who ordered Mah Jongg

cards will be receiving them this

month.

I’m sorry to have to report to

you the passing of our dear members

Hanna Wiener, a Holocaust

survivor. May she rest in peace.

The pandemic was hard on her.

She told me it was like a second

Holocaust to her.

Irene Wasserman has cards of

many kinds. She’ll send them out

for whoever orders from her at

(954) 436-0968.

We wish Carmen Klein happiness

in her new home in Tampa,

Florida.

Let’s hope the shutdown of our

Day Care Centers in Israel will

soon be over. Maybe by the time

you read this message.

Our new Southeast Area

Director, Diana Cohen, has been

holding Monthly ZOOM meetings

of all the Presidents in the

Southeast Area.

If you send money to the new

National Office, 6320 Canoga Ave.

Suite 270, Woodland Hills, Calif.

91367, make sure to state it’s

from Medina Chapter in the

South Florida Council.

Marjorie Moidel sends her

regards and wants your email

address.

We hope to be able to resume

our monthly meetings. We miss

each other. Hope all is well.

Sincerely,

“Tudy” Winkler, President

SHIRAH HADASSAH

Hi Everybody,

Well, it looks like we're on our

way! Many of us have already gotten

the vaccine and before you

know it, we'll be back to some semblance

of normal. It's been a tough

time, but things are looking better.

This month, we are celebrating

the festival of Purim and shortly

thereafter, Passover. Wow! Can

hardly believe it?

We're looking forward to a trip to

Israel. If not this year, then certainly

the early part of next year when

things calm down. To see the fantastic

Hadassah Hospital and all

the other amazing structures which

are all a part of Hadassah will certainly

be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The accomplishments of

Hadassah in medicine, research

and education are award-winning

and should be experienced by all of

us.

Now that Hadassah has been

here for more than 100 years, the

scientists, teachers and medical

institutions have helped everyone

around the world. We look forward

to seeing and hearing all about

Hadassah in person.

Have a happy Purim!

Warmly,

Florence Brown

J.A.F.C.O.

Dear Members and friends of

J.A.F.C.O.,

In my last article printed in the

February issue of the COOPPA

Guardian, I reminded you that it

is time to pay our yearly dues,

and I included necessary information

and the price. Unfortunately,

I was unaware that COOPPA’s

policy does not permit dollar

amounts in the articles, so the

price was deleted. The price is the

same as last year, and if you don’t

remember, contact me.

Let’s try again! Once more we

need your help. Please contact me

by phone or text at 610-772-3845

or email to myra.olshansky@

gmail.com. We can catch up, and

I can give you the necessary information.

Membership in J.A.F.C.O.

is open to everyone who cares

about needy children and their

families in South Florida.

I hope that you are getting vaccinated

and are staying healthy. I

look forward to sharing good

times together in the future.

Submitted by

Myra Olshansky,

President of J.A.F.C.O. at C.V.P.P.

Please be considerate of your

neighbors and friends.

Please smoke only where you

are permitted. Thank you.

CAMERA CLUB

ATTENTION!!!

The Camera Club has decided to

suspend all dues for the calendar

year of 2021 because of the

COVID epidemic. Zoom meetings

will continue each Wednesday at

11:00 AM. Please consider joining

so that you may enjoy the company

of other Century Village members

while learning ways to

improve your photographic skills.

Expensive, complicated cameras

are not needed. Many people are

now using their cell phones for all

of their photographic needs.

Please call Beverly Morgan

(954)505-3343, club president,

for more information, or Ed

Soloman, (954)437-1529, club

treasurer, to join.

During our February Zoom

meeting 24 photographs submitted

for best photographs of the

month were reviewed. The

February theme was “Open”.

There was a tie for first place

between Miriam Olsen’s “Indian

Blanket”, and Bert Prices’

“Underwater Living”.

Submitted by

Manny Lewis

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DENTAL PRODUCTS

Russell P. Kotch, DMD,

Ira M. Kotch, DMD

It’s tough to choose between all

the different dental products on

the market, and it always seems

like the choices are endless.

However, there are ins and outs

about different dental products

that you might not know.

Additionally, the American Dental

Association (ADA) specifically recommends

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to maintain your beautiful smile.

Let’s begin with toothpaste -

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twice to three times a day. You

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include the fluoride content,

the amount of fluoride

released in one minute, and fluoride

absorption in both normal

and weakened tooth enamel.

Toothpastes also have to comply

with the Food and Drug

Administration’s (FDA) requirements

for ingredients, product

indications, or claims. However,

the ADA is the organization that

is scientifically testing toothpastes

to ensure the utmost quality.

There are conventional brands

listed like Crest, Colgate and

Aquafresh. However, you might be

surprised that there are some

other options that are ADA

approved like Burt’s Bees, Quip

toothpastes, and Tom’s of Maine

toothpastes. To view the full list

please visit the American Dental

Association’s website, but most

importantly, when buying toothpaste,

make sure you see the ADA

seal of approval, which should be

printed on the box.

The same rigorous testing goes

for mouthwashes and mouthrinses

as well. There are two types of

mouthwash- cosmetic and therapeutic.

The ADA defines a cosmetic

mouthwash as, “Cosmetic

mouthwash may temporarily control

bad breath and leave behind a

pleasant taste, but have no chemical

or biological application

beyond their temporary benefit.”

Therapeutic mouthwashes are

defined by the ADA as,

“Therapeutic mouthwash, by contrast,

has active ingredients

intended to help control or reduce

conditions like bad breath, gingivitis,

plaque, and tooth decay.”

While both cosmetic and therapeutic

mouthwashes can be beneficial

some active ingredients you

should look for are chlorhexidine

and essential oils, which can be

used to help control plaque and

gingivitis, fluoride, a proven agent

that helps to prevent tooth decay,

and Cetylpyridinium, which can

help with bad breath. When shopping

for a new mouthwash you

should still look for that same

ADA seal of approval. Some ADA

approved mouthwashes include

household names like Listerine,

Act, and Colgate. However, like

with toothpastes, there are some

lesser known ADA approved

options like Tom’s of Maine

mouthwash, Target’s Up and Up

brand mouthwash, TheraBreath,

and most drugstore alternative

mouthwash (just make sure to

look for the ingredients listed

above.) Mouthwashes and mouth

rinses should not be used in place

of brushing your teeth, but in

addition to your normal tooth

brushing routine.

That all being said, please make

sure to use ADA approved toothpastes

and mouthwashes.

Products tested by the ADA are

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against a strict set of protocols

to ensure the product is most

effective. And most importantly,

please remember to brush, floss,

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THE GATHERING

By May Braidman

The gathering took place each

Saturday evening in the large

mess hall of Camp Chicagami, a

Girl Scout camp high in the Bear

Mountains of New York state.

From the many cabins perched

on the steep slopes of the camp,

girls streamed up to the hall, to

sit on the chairs arranged in a

semi-circle in front of the large

fireplace that occupied half of one

wall of the building. The tables at

which we had eaten dinner a few

hours earlier had been moved to

one side of the room. The sun

had set, and the only illumination

came from the fire blazing in

the fireplace. It threw moving

shadows on the wooden floor and

put a rosy glow on the faces of

the campers.

These weekly meetings followed

a familiar pattern; after a few

words from the camp director,

counselors led us in singing. My

favorite song was one about life

in the far North. “It’s the far

north man who’s a calling me

away, as take I with my knapsack

to the trail...”, it began, and

inspired me with a desire for an

outdoor life. Although this goal

did not become a reality, it

remained an ideal that I contemplated

wistfully until I reached

adulthood.

I was ten years old, a member

of the youngest group of girls at

camp. The time was during the

depression years of the 1930’s

and it must have been difficult for

my parents to afford the forty dollar

camp fee for the month. I feel

sure that they realized how

important my girl scout affiliation

was to me. The meetings had

given me a chance to take part in

a program of “American” activities,

so different from the

European style of life in our

apartment above my parents

store. Upstairs, we spoke Yiddish

because my grandmother, unlike

my grandfather, had not tried to

learn to speak English. She made

gentle fun of my girl scout membership,

calling me “the skoitka”,

but I cherished the weekly meetings,

where we learned Morse

code, how to identify birds and

trees, and how to follow a trail

that our leaders had marked

through the woods that surrounded

Princeton.

The Saturday gatherings at

Camp Chicagami always ended

deliciously with a treat of chocolate

chip mint ice cream sodas

handed out by the cook, as we

lined up by the kitchen door. On

other evenings, our cabin had our

own gatherings outside our cabin.

We sat on logs encircling a fire

and toasted marshmallows by

spearing them on long twigs and

holding them over the flames until

they began to melt. Then we made

“sandwiches” by putting them

between two graham crackers

with a piece of chocolate; my

introduction to “s’mores”. We

sang songs and marveled at how

bright and low the stars seems to

be, sparkling in the cold night

sky. Before we went in to go to

sleep on our canvas cots, we

stood in a circle with our arms

around each other’s shoulders

and sang the sweet, haunting

words of “Taps”, “Day is done,

gone the sun, from the hills,

from the lake, from the sky. All is

well, safely rest, God is nigh”; a

fitting end to an unforgettable

month of gatherings.

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Questions you should ask yourself when

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1. Do you intend to abide by your governing

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2. Do you intend to abide by all local, county,

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4. Are you committed to attend and vote at all

board meetings?

5. Are you willing to serve as an officer?

6. Are you willing to serve on committees?

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MEETING CORNER

BEADED NEEDLEPOINT CLASS

meets 9:30 a.m. every Thursday in

the Art Room. Info: Judy Straus,

954-436-1321.

BOCCI SPORTS CLUB meets at

9:30 a.m. on second Monday of

month in room 120. Tournaments:

9 a.m., Friday at the

Bocci Courts. Info: Beverly

Erickson, 954-441-5338.

CAMERA CLUB of Century Village

meets every Wednesday at 9:30

a.m. in Clubhouse Media Room

Info: Elliot Bornstein, 954-437-

4264.

CANADIAN CLUB meets on the

second Wednesday in the months

of November through March at

10:30 a.m. in Room 121. All residents

are welcome to join, and you

do not need to be Canadian to be

a member. Info: Pres. Peggy Segal,

954-432-0767.

CARIBEÑO SOCIAL CLUB meets

the last Tuesday of each month at

1 p.m. in the Party Room. Info:

President Lourdes Pichardo, 401-

301-5028.

CENTURY GOLF CLUB meets in

Men’s Locker Room in Golf Shop

the 2nd Wednesday of the month

after golf, at 1:30 p.m. Info: Robert

Picariello, 954-447-8509; Stan

Cooke, 954-436-3085.

CENTURY LADIES GOLF CLUB

meets every Tuesday 8 a.m. at the

golf course. Info: President Diana

Del Cid, 954-217-1754.

CENTURY VILLAGE BOWLING

LEAGUES plays Thursday afternoons

at Sparez of Davie. Info:

Bobbi Crespi 954-435-3810.

CENTURY VILLAGE DEMO-

CRATIC CLUB OF PEMBROKE

PINES meets the first Thursday of

the month at 1:30 p.m. at the

Pembroke Pines Jewish Center.

Info: Sophie Bock, 954-437-6613.

CLUB DE DOMINO meets every

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

from 6 to 10 p.m. at the

Clubhouse back card room. Info:

Celestino Sorell, Pres., 561-779-

4037.

COMPUTER CLUB meets 1 p.m.

in Room 122 on the third Monday

of the month. Info: Phillip Prieto-

Cook, 305-250-8010.

CONEY ISLANDERS CLUB meets

11 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of

every month in the Party Room.

CRAFT AND SOCIAL CLUB

meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. in

Room 113. Contact: Nancy Moss,

Pres. 954-436-6984.

CREATIVE CLAY CLUB meets at

10 a.m., Fridays in Clubhouse

Ceramics Room. Info: Pedro

Mendoza, 954-441-3914.

CULTURAL ART CLUB meets 2nd

Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Art

Room. Info: Mildred Harris, 954-

437-7501; Diana Podolsky.

C.V. INTERNATIONAL KEY CLUB

meets the 1st Wednesday of every

month in room 120 at 5:30 p.m.

Info: Nora Rosado, 786-660-1358.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB plays

two times a week - Tuesdays at

6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 12:30

p.m. in the Back Card Room on the

second floor of the Clubhouse.

Regular monthly meetings are held

in this same room at 6:30 p.m. on

the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Info: Virginia Kevorkian, President

954-435-3982.

EBONY CULTURAL CLUB meets

1st Saturday of month at 1 PM,

Room 122. Info: Monica Goddard,

President, 954-435-6869.

HALF CENTURY PLUS CLUB

meets 10:30 a.m. on third Sunday

of the month in Room 120. Iinfo:

President: Marilyn Bernstein, 305-

807-4906 or Barney Most, 954-

437-7278.

HALINA LASTER HOLOCAUST

SURVIVORS GROUP meets

1 p.m. on first Wednesday in Room

120. Info: Fritzie, 954-437-4166.

INTERNATIONAL KARAOKE

meets Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. in

the Party Room. Info: Albeiro, 954-

245-7545.

INTERNATIONAL SINGERS meet

1:00 p.m. every Friday in Room

121 with director Trudy Lerner,

JAZZ meets Sunday nights 7–9

p.m. in Lobby. Info: Marvin

Schoonens, 954-442-3446.

JEWISH WAR VETERANS Robert

& Sam Franzblau Post 177 meets

the 4th Sunday of the month, 9:30

a.m. at Pines Recreation Center.

Info: Max Levine, 954-435-1312.

KARAOKE meets in the Media

Room every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Info: Roz Michaud, 954-435-8247

KNlGHTS OF COLUMBUS St.

Maximilian Kolbe Council # 11410

meets 7:30 p.m, on the 1st and 3rd

Wednesday at St. Maximilian

Kolbe, 701 N. Hiatus Road between

Pines Blvd. and Johnson St. Those

interested in joining call Angelo

Patrissi, 954-435-4603 or Peter D.

Gucciardo, 954-431-5859.

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS So. FL.

Lodge #195, meets the 1st & 3rd

Wednesday of the month at 12:30

p.m. in the Clubhouse Room 105;

#49 PYTHIAN SISTERS, meet the

4th Wednesday of the month at 12

noon also at Pines Recreation

Center. For info: SR Marty Deringer,

954-431-2976, or PGC Faith Albert,

954-432-9642.

LATIN-AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB

meets the first Friday of the month

at 1 p.m. in the Party Room. Info:

Pres. Hilda Rodriguez, 954-367-

5771.

LATIN AMERICAN SING-A-LONG

meets every Monday 3 p.m. in

room 120. Info: Pres. Luis Muriel,

203-706-5108.

THE MENDED HEARTS is a support

group for those with heart

conditions. The meeting is at the

fitness center in Memorial West

the first Sunday of each month at

1 p.m. For more info. call Ileen

Stewart, 954-438-6049.

NA'AMAT USA-MEDINA CLUB of

Century Village meets the 3rd

Tuesday of month at 12 p.m. at

Pembroke Pines Jewish Center.

Info: Tudy Winkler, 954-438-4544.

NEW JERSEY SOCIAL CLUB

meets the 4th Thurssday of month

at 12:30 p.m. in Room 120. Info:

Co-Presidents: A.J. Braunstein,

954-612-9352.

PARTY BRIDGE is held every

Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the back

card room. This game is less

intense than Duplicate Bridge.

This is a great game for beginners

and intermediaries who would like

to improve their game and enjoy

new friendships. Lessons could be

made available if there is enough

interest. President: Virginia

Kevorkian, 954-435-3982.

PEMBROKE PINES DEMOCRAT-

IC CLUB meets the 4th

Wednesday of each month at 7:00

p.m. at Sergio’s Restaurant. Info:

Jeff Urchin, 754-204-3600, after

3 p.m.

PEMBROKE SAILORS CLUB

meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second

Wednesday of month in the Party

Room. Info: President Vito

Mannino at 954-442-8263.

PICKLEBALL POSSE meets the

second Tuesday of every month, at

1:00 p.m. in Room 104 of the clubhouse.

POOL AND BILLIARD CLUB

meets 10:30 noon on first

Thursday of month in Media

Room. Info: President Kay

Snelling, 302-981-0229.

PPJC MEN’S CLUB meets the last

Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

Join us for breakfast and an interesting

program at Gigi’s Café. For

information call Temple office 954-

437-7969.

REPERTORY THEATRE COMPA-

NY meets 10 a.m. the 3rd

Thursday of month in Room 121.

Info: Ruth Attas, 954-431-9770.

SAILING CLUB meets every 2nd

Wednesday of the month at 10:30

a.m. in the Party Room. Info: Vito

Mannino, 954-442-8263.

SCRABBLE PLAYERS, every

Saturday, Back card room, 1:30

p.m. till? Join us for a challenging,

stimulating social afternoon. Info:

Irene Lenart, 954-432-3965.

SHIRAH HADASSAH meets

11:00 a.m. on the second

Wednesday of each month at the

Pembroke Pines Jewish Center.

Info: Tudie Winkler, 954-438-

4544 or Florence Goldstein, 954-

443-3051.

SISTERHOOD OF PEMBROKE

PINES JEWISH CENTER meets

the 1st Tuesday of the month at

10:30 a.m. at PPJC, 1200 SW

136th Avenue. Everyone is welcome.

Info: Rebecca Reinstein,

305-606-9312.

SISTERHOOD OF YOUNG

ISRAEL, PEMBROKE PINES,

meets 1:00 p.m. on the third

Tuesday of the month. All ladies

are welcome. Info: Presidents

Ruth Goldberg, 954-432-8845

and Carol Yampol, 312-613-5833.

SOCIAL CLUB meets the second

Tuesday of each month in the Party

Room at 12:30 p.m. Info: Adriana

Hernandez, 954-643-4106.

SOUTHWEST BROWARD RE-

PUBLICAN ORGANIZATION

(SWBRO) meets the 2nd Monday

of the month at 7 p.m. in

Education Room at Total Wines &

More, 15980 Pines Blvd.,

Pembroke Pines, FL 33327. For

information check website onlin

at www.swbrogop.org or call Rose,

954-447-1899. Monthly speakers

featured.

SPECTATOR SPORTS CLUB

meets every 3rd Wednesday at

1 p.m. in Room 121&122. Info:

Carol Furman, 954-432-0574.

STAMP AND COIN CLUB meets

the second Monday of every

month, in room 122 in the clubhouse

at 4.00 pm. Further details

call Earl Rodney, 954-435-2767,

or earl3@usa.com

TENNIS CLUB meets the last

Monday of every month at 1:00

p.m. in Room 122. For info. Joe

Grant, Director, 954-251-3080

TRENDY TOUR CLUB meets the

2nd Tuesday each month at

1 p.m. in Room 121 & 122. Info:

Pres. Rosalie Liguori, 954-805-9304.

WRITERS CLUB meets at 10 AM

every Monday in Room 106. Info:

Bernie Stauber, 954-443-5167.

YIDDISH/HEBREW CHORAL

GROUP meets 4:00 p.m. every

Tuesday in Room 120. Info: Ari

Fuhrman, 954-437-5323, Sophie

Bock, 954-437-6613.

YOUNG AT HEART meets every

Monday, 11 a.m. - noon in Room

121. For info: Deborah, 954-655-

6772, Jeffrey, 754-400-7686.


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BRAIN TEASERS

FOOTHOLDS

By Sarah Keller

SUDOKU

6 5 4 2

8

1 6 7

9 8 2 7

1

2 9 4 3 6

4 5

7 3 6

6 8 5 2 1

ACROSS

1.Cover up

5. Actresses

Martinelli and

Lanchester

10. Pointy tools

14. Baseball’s all-time

leader in grand

slams, familiarly

15. Espresso-and-milk

drink

16. “Scat!”

17. It’s sometimes

burned as incense

19. Snorts in the bar

20. Short news stories

21. In order to win

money

23. Soda bottle

measure

24. Focaccia or

chapati, e.g.

27. Slalom path

section

28. Commotion

30. Overseas article

31. Yoko of music

32. Revere

34. “Othello” baddie

35. Stealthy incursion

39. Phi _____ Kappa

41. Arledge of ABC

42. Doc’s org.

43. Movie studio with

a lion mascot

46. Richard _____

(anonymous man)

47. Port Authority

arrival

50. Frankie Laine hit

song

53. Signified

55. Phenomenon

characterized by

unusual ocean

cooling

56. Complete failure

57. Mythological archer

59. Like some shotguns

61. Lap pool division

62. Soothed

63. Lot size, maybe

64. Experience the

effects of

65. Feeds the pigs

66. Sounds of contempt

DOWN

1. Annoyance

2. Baghdad natives

3. Toroidal treats

4. Two-time Triple

Crown jockey

Arcaro

5. Some building

additions

6. Bar code?

7. Seat at the bar

8. Musically keyless

9. Calm

10. Moore’s TV boss

11. State tree of

Connecticut

12. Cut off, as a branch

13. Radio distress call

18. Wear down

22. Air rifle pellets

24. Knife’s partner

25. “Crouching Tiger,

Hidden Dragon”

director Lee

26. _____-wop

29. 1950 Edmond

O’Brien classic

thriller

32. Santa _____,

El Salvador

33. Thermometer

insertion point

34. Rocks, to a bartender

35. Rambo player

36. Ripped

37. Furthermore

38. In need of iron

39. Crashing sound

40. The second-largest

living bird (after the

ostrich)

43. Sugarloaf, e.g.:

Abbr.

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45. Instruction booklet

47. Fundamentals

48. Open, as a

champagne bottle

49. “Ruby Tuesday”

band, with “the”

51. Oil holder

52. Reply to “You are

not!”

54. Bother incessantly

56. Short-lived rages

57. Leprechaun relative

58. Charlotte of “The

Facts of Life”

60. _____ rally (school

event)

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CROSSWORD

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1 9 7 4 8 3 2 6 5

4 2 5 7 9 6 1 8 3

2 7 1 9 5 4 8 3 6

3 5 4 8 6 7 9 2 1

9 6 8 3 1 2 5 4 7

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RABBI SHIMON

ANDRUSIER

YOUNG ISRAEL CHABAD

THE HAPPINESS OF THE

MONTH OF ADAR

The month that was reversed for

them from grief to joy. -Esther 9:22

When the month of Adar enters,

we increase in joy. -Talmud,

Taanit 29a

There are many joyous dates on

the Jewish calendar, but besides

Purim, none of them affect the

entire month, causing it to be

auspicious and joyous. What is

the intrinsic connection between

Purim and Adar? Perhaps a comprehension

of the unique nature

of Purim will allow us to understand

why its joy extends

throughout the entire month of

Adar.

Haman thought to take advantage

of the Jews when they were

at their lowest point. After nearly

a millennium of freedom, independence,

and constant reliance

on miracles, they were now banished

from their land, helpless

and seemingly at the mercy of the

laws of nature. This was a completely

new experience for the

Jewish nation. Their spiritual status

was also significantly affected.

The Temple in Jerusalem where

G-d's presence was manifest, a

symbol of the special relationship

He shares with His chosen nation,

laid in ruins. As for the prospects

of its reconstruction — even the

gentiles were aware of Jeremiah's

prophesy that after seventy years

of exile G-d would return the Jews

to their land and rebuild the

Temple. Seventy years had

elapsed (or so everyone thought,

due to erroneous calculations),

and the awaited redemption had

not arrived.

"The timing has never been better,"

Haman thought. "Surely the

Chosen People have lost their

exalted status. Now is the perfect

moment to implement the Final

Solution."

Haman, however, was not yet

satisfied. He needed one more

sign indicating the Jews' vulnerability.

The lottery would have the

final say. And indeed, the lottery

provided the exact sign he anxiously

awaited. The lottery designated

Adar to be the month when

his nefarious plan would be put

into motion. The Talmud tells us

that Haman was overjoyed by this

favorable omen. "My lottery fell on

the month when Moses died," he

exclaimed. The demise of Moses,

the "head" of the Jewish nation,

was surely a metaphor for the

demise of the entire nation!

Haman successfully pinpointed

the moment when the Jews were

at their lowest point – historically

as well as calendar-wise – to

implement his plan... But his plan

still did not succeed.

Why?

The history of our nation is very

much compared to the human

lifespan. Through the course of a

lifetime every person undergoes

drastic changes; fluctuation being

the most consistent feature of life.

The helpless newborn has virtually

nothing in common with the

independent, talented personality

which will emerge years down the

line. Adulthood, too, has ups and

downs, happy days and depressing

days, fulfilling days and seemingly

wasted days. There is, however,

one constant: the very identity

and essence of the person.

John Doe remains John Doe from

the day he is born until the day he

dies.

The same is true with our

nation. We have ups and downs,

both spiritually and materially,

but our very identity, the fact that

we are G-d's chosen nation, is

never affected.

It can actually be argued that,

in a certain sense, our perpetual

relationship with G-d is more evident

when we are exiled and

downtrodden due to our sins, and

G-d still interferes on our behalf,

as was demonstrated by the

Purim miracle. This phenomenon

demonstrates the durability of our

relationship; the ability of our

essential identity to survive no

matter our external state.

All other holidays celebrate the

"highs" of our nation. And therefore

their joy is limited, because

highs don't last. Purim celebrates

a time when we were at a low

point in our history – but our relationship

with G-d remained

intact. Its joy is therefore greater

than the joy of any other holiday,

because it demonstrates the

essential nature of our relationship

with G-d — and that is a constant.

The month of Adar, the month

which Haman understood to be

the most inauspicious month for

the Jews, is the happiest month

of the year—the month when we

bear in mind that "inauspicious"

has absolutely no bearing on our

relationship with G-d.

Rabbi Shimon Andrusier is the

Rabbi of Young Israel Chabad of

Century Village Pembroke Pines.

For more information about the

Shul or to arrange a meeting with

the Rabbi, please call (954) 450-

1191 or email rabbicentury

village@gmail.com

SISTERHOOD OF

YOUNG ISRAEL CHABAD

OF PEMBROKE PINES

Over a year has passed since

most Sisterhood members have

seen each other in person, attended

Services and visited together in

Shul on Shabbos, and special

occasions. Despite this, our

President Carol Yampol brought

us together on Zoom, "visiting"

with each other and eating a delicious

lunch together every month.

Carol sought lunch sponsors who

could provide us with a delicious

lunch from Aroma, and even deliver

it to each member’s door. She

also brought us, creative programs

on Zoom, and men were

also welcome to participate.

Through this effort, Sisterhood

continues to be a vital part of

Young Israel Chabad.

The theme of our January 19th

meeting was the holiday of Tu

Bishvat. It is a tradition to eat

fruit and plant trees in Israel on

this holiday. Therefore our lunch,

sponsored by Devoted Health

Plans included a Tu Bishvat treat,

and Sisterhood sold about 40

trees so far, to be planted in Israel.

We want to thank Pamela Avalos

of Firstlantic for arranging the

program, Mark Wright of Devoted

Health Service for his informative

and helpful presentation and

Hillel Yampol for running our

BINGO game.

Our next Zoom Luncheon

meeting was on February 16.

Our theme was the holiday of

Purim which was on February

26. Lunch by Aroma, sponsored

by Devoted Healthcare, included

the traditional Hamantachen for

dessert. The program was a

Purim quiz competition presented

by Pamela Avalos of

Firstlantic. Prizes are given for

all games.

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an Art Teacher with a fun art program

– talent or experience

unnecessary! Art supply kits will

be delivered with your lunches.

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early You needn’t be a member of

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in our programs. All Synagogue

members, including men, are

welcome.

Stay well and safe, “see” you

again soon.

Submitted by

Ruth Goldberg


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PEMBROKE PINES JEW-

ISH CENTER MEN’S CLUB

Our Men’s Club held our zoom

meeting on Sunday January 31,

2021. Ken Freimark, our treasurer,

reported that our club had

donated a payment to our temple

honoring our pledge. Doug

McOwen has been calling Board

members before the Thursday

meetings to remind them to

attend at a specific time. Steve

Reinstein, Bert Price and Al

Shears will form a committee

involved with the artwork in our

temple.

On Sunday February 28, we

will have a paid up breakfast of

bagels and lox for members and

their guests to be distributed in

front of our temple between 11

A.M to noon.

On Sunday April 25, we will

have a virtual bingo event starting

at 4 P.M.

While waiting for our guest

speaker to arrive, Steve

Reinstein, our president displayed

a picture of google on a

computer screen explaining each

step in being able to remove

cookies.

Rebecca Reinstein, sisterhood

president, presented an e-mail

she had sent listing several

future events on a screen. She

discussed each one fully explaining

them to encourage people to

attend.

Our Rabbi will hand select the

winning lottery from all the people

who have participated during

the month of January. The person

who is selected will not have

to pay temple dues for next year.

Good and Welfare followed with

our expressing our feelings and

thoughts.

After waiting for our guest

speaker, Mayor Ortis, to arrive for

over one hour with no contact

from him or his staff, Steve

adjourned our meeting.

During this pandemic, we urge

you to stay safe by wearing

masks, staying at least 6 feet

apart and washing your hands

frequently.

Submitted by

Bernie Stauber

PEMBROKE PINES

JEWISH CENTER

SISTERHOOD

We traveled the world in our

February meeting via Zoom and

digitized photos.

Carol Furman took us to Hawaii

with spectacular scenery and visits

to the Arizona memorial and

largest volcano in the world. Her

trip ended with a traditional luau.

We were all ready to follow in her

footsteps.

Bernie and Arlene Stauber

included us. They traveled to Fiji,

Australia, and New Zealand.

These three very different countries,

in the same neck of the

woods, have different cultures,

scenery, and landmarks. Bernie

filled in background information

and Arlene conveyed their sense

of wonder and excitement. When

does the ship sail?

Sandi Rutner guided us on a

most unusual trip to Israel…not

your typical site-seeing tour, but a

unique adventure. She spent a

few weeks with the Israel Defense

Forces! This program provided

volunteers with barracks, uniforms,

and living conditions like

those of IDF recruits, with whom

they shared their meals. She

worked with others to pack medical

supplies and take on other

tasks to support the army. There

were side trips to Masada and

Jerusalem. Many of us were sorry

not to know this opportunity

existed when we were younger

and fitter.

Everyone agreed, it was fun to

travel again, even if vicariously.

February also saw our Valentine’s

Day drive-thru meal pick up

catered by Diamond Kosher

Caterer. AvMed sponsored a special

Pre-Purim Parking lot Party

for us with DJ, food, dancing and

prizes for best mask and costume.

Folks tell us they enjoy these

events not only for the food but

for the chance to socialize a little

and stay engaged in PPJC.

Tuesday, March 2, at 10:30,

please join us on Zoom, https://

zoom.us/j/7675439859 as Joy

Siegel reviews “The Answer is...:

Reflections on My Life,” by Alex

Trebek. This will be an interesting

look at the man we watched

on Jeopardy! for years. Everyone

is welcome at this free event.

Many of you know, Joy works

for AvMed, a Sisterhood sponsor.

AvMed is sponsoring a free drivethru

events, Tuesday, March 23

from 10 to 12. If you’ve been

before, you know these are fun

with music, gifts, snacks, and

useful information. You’ll even

get your picture taken. Our Gift

Shop will have a booth, and this

is your chance to see Mary

Dobrinsky’s latest hand-crafted

jewelry, as well as our other popular

items.

Wednesday, March 10, our

newest sponsor, Dynamic

Studios, will have a free, fun

drive-thru from 11 – 12 with

many booths where vendors will

give away food, gifts, and information.

And, yes, the Gift Shop

will be there.

The most important event coming

in March is Passover. This

year, we’ll celebrate with a full

Seder Dinner pick-up event,

Friday, March 26 from 11 – 12.

Eric Rutner of Diamond Kosher

Caterer’s has outdone himself

this year. Your entrée choices will

be ½ a roasted chicken, all dark

meat chicken, salmon or brisket.

This will be accompanied by a

box of Matzo, Gefilte Fish with

Red Horseradish, Matzo Ball

Soup, Potato Kugel, Tzimmes,

Macaroons, and Cake. Order now

and don’t delay. To register, call

Steve Reinstein, 305-502-7755 or

the PPJC Office, 954-437-7969.

You can also use the DONATE

Pembroke Pines

Jewish Center

Friday Services

7:30 p.m.

Oneg to follow

Saturday Services

10:00 a.m.

Kiddush to follow

All members of the Jewish faith

are invited to attend

Call the Temple office

for further information

954-437-7969

1200 SW 136th Avenue

Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

button on our updated website:

https://www.PembrokePines

JewishCenter.com/ (If you’ve

used our site before, you may

need to type out the full name or

clean out your cache to access

the new site.)

We’ll be posting more

Sisterhood news on the new website

and the PPJC Facebook page.

Drop by and like us and leave

your comments. Remember,

everyone is welcome at all

Sisterhood events. Hope to see

you soon.

Submitted by

Co-Presidents, Selma Karp,

Rebecca Reinstein, Sandi Rutner


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While it’s intermission for live theater, great entertainment is still available at Century Village

Theater!

CV At Home Series continues to offer free video performances that you can view right on

your computer or internet device. During the week you will receive an email announcing the

video performance along with a short description. The following day you will receive the

viewing internet link at 8 pm. This video performance will then be available for viewing for

the next 48 hours.

The response to this program has been fantastic and if you are not already taking advantage

of it, you can do so by subscribing on to our email list at www.centuryvillagetheater.com/

pembroke_pines

The information is also on our website at www.centuryvillagetheater.com/at-home-series

These are only a sampling of the wonderful video performances that will be coming to you

this season and that you will be able to view directly from the comfort of your home.

All Programs Subject to

Change and/or Modification

While we are thrilled to once again open the Clubhouse Theater for movies, it is of the utmost importance that we do so

safely. A combination of safety protocols and experience enhancements have been put into place which will provide a safe

environment for those who choose to attend.

• All residents are required to wear facial coverings and observe social distancing while in the Clubhouse and Theater.

• Elevator capacity will be limited to a maximum of 2 persons. If you intend on using the elevator, please be mindful of

the capacity limitation as it may result in longer wait times for the elevator (social distancing MUST be observed while

waiting for the elevators).

• Restrooms and frequently touched surfaces such as counters, railings, door handles, elevator buttons, and chairs will

be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

• Sanitizing stations will be placed at all entry points for hand disinfecting after entering the Clubhouse and Theater.

Additional sanitizing stations are available throughout the Clubhouse.

• Guests will not be permitted at this time.

• Social distancing will be encouraged through the use of signage and visual cues on the floor throughout the

Clubhouse Please follow all directives.

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• Please adjust hearing aids and listening devices, and silence cell phones.

• NO food or beverages permitted in the Theater.

• Perfume and colognes are not permitted in the Theater. Please be respectful of your neighbor’s sensitivities.

Thank you, as always, for your loyalty, support, and encouragement during these challenging times.


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PROSE & POETRY

MY SISTER, LEE, AND OTHER

MEMORIES OF PRINCETON

When we were small, upon the lawn

Of the campus we would play;

The gothic buildings lent themselves

To a new game everyday.

Bronze tigers were our valiant steeds

For an African safari

Behind us stretched or porters

With as much as they could carry.

The concourse of the library

Was our private skating rink;

Our wheels made such a clatter

That the students couldn’t think.

From golf course to museum,

Noisily we’d caper,

But when it rained, we played inside

With dolls made out of paper.

From our bedroom we could hear the songs

The students sang at night,

Songs of school and friendship

And the future’s distant light.

At commencement time we listened

To the words of inspiration

And shared, ‘though indirectly,

in the mood of celebration.

The outer world of learning

Was reflected in the store

In which we were surrounded

By books from door to door.

I have no doubt that we were shaped

By this special atmosphere

And the memories it left with me

Have stayed from year to year.

May Braidman

MY EXCITING NEW LOVE

I was traveling on University Drive

when it all happened in a flash.

I felt and heart the sound of the

front of my blue Honda Civic

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the beautiful black car.

I went into a panic, as my mind

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I always leave room between my

car and the car in front of me.

The driver jumped out of his car

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He was stunning, with curly thick

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brown eyes that reached into my soul.

His smile was dazzling and he

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He immediately asked me

“Are you hurt?” “No,” I exclaimed,

but is this my fault?”

As my new love turned around,

I read the back of his navy t-shirt

which read “Paramedic Emergency Services.”

He sprung into action surveying

the bumper and with his dazzling

smile, he told me no damage.

But he didn’t leave me. He

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he wanted to tell me something.

Instead, he got into his car

and drove away - the opportunity

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Whenever I travel on

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my gorgeous heart of gold

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and how he filled my heart

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THIS I KNOW

Though evil turmoil plagues the earth

And my heart cringes devoid of mirth

This I know

The Lord is in control

Mounting terror would seize my soul

Trying to fling me into a blackened hole

This I know

The Lord will see me through

My faith in Him will always be

Constantly secure

His everlasting love will shelter me

Keeping me strong and sure

Then one day when it's my time

The Lord will come and take me home

This I know

I'll be forever with My Lord

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BARBECUE MEATLOAF

& POTATOES

ON A SHEET PAN

Serves 4 to 6

2½ pounds (about 4 mediumsized)

Yukon gold potatoes,

unpeeled, scrubbed, sliced into

¼ inch-thick rounds.

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp kosher salt

1 Tbsp plus ½ teaspoon

garlic powder

2 pounds lean ground beef

1 large yellow onion diced

(about 2 cups)

2 cups barbecue sauce

½ cup plain dried breadcrumbs

• Preheat oven to 375°F with a rack

in the center position. Line a sheet

pan with aluminum foil or parchment

paper.

• Place the potatoes on the prepared

pan, and drizzle with the olive oil,

sprinkle with the salt and the ½teaspoon

of garlic powder, and toss to

coat. Spread the potatoes in an even

layer set a wire rack on top.

• Fold a piece of aluminum foil into

a 10-by-6-inch rectangle and place

in the center of the wire rack. Use a

skewer or fork to poke little holes

evenly though the rectangle of foil—

this will help with the circulation

and keep the meatloaf from steaming

in its own fat.

• Gently combine the beef, onion, the

remaining tablespoon garlic powder,

1½ cups of the barbecue sauce, and

the breadcrumbs in a large bowl.

Without squishing and squeezing too

much, form the meat mixture into a

loaf on top of the foil rectangle.

• Place the pan in the oven. Bake for

30 minutes, then brush the top of

the loaf with the remaining ½ cup

barbecue sauce.

• Return the pan to the oven and

bake the meatloaf and potatoes until

the potatoes are tender and an instant-read

thermometer inserted

into the center of the meatloaf registers

150°F, about 45 minutes more

of baking time.

• Allow the meatloaf to cool slightly

before slicing. Serve with the potatoes.

KETO GARLIC BREAD

1 cup shredded mozzarella

½ cup finely ground almond flour

2 Tbsp. cream cheese

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. baking powder

Kosher salt

1 large egg

1 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

1 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan

Marinara, warmed, for serving

• Preheat oven to 400° and line a

large baking sheet with parchment

paper. In a medium, microwave-safe

bowl, add mozzarella, almond flour,

cream cheese, garlic powder, baking

powder, and a large pinch of salt. Microwave

on high until cheeses are

melted, about 1 minute. Stir in egg.

• Shape dough into a ½”-thick oval

on baking sheet.

• In a small bowl, mix melted butter

with garlic, parsley, and Parmesan.

Brush mixture over top of bread.

• Bake until golden, 15 to 17 minutes.

Slice and serve with marinara

sauce for dipping.

KEY LIME CREAM PIE

1 pkg (11.3 ounces) pecan

shortbread cookies, crushed

(about 2 cups)

1

⁄3 cup butter, melted

4 cups heavy whipping cream

¼ cup confectioners' sugar

1 tsp coconut extract

1 pkg (8 ounces) cream cheese,

softened

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened

condensed milk

½ cup Key lime juice

¼ cup sweetened shredded

coconut, toasted

Optional: Maraschino cherries with

stems and sliced Key limes

• In a small bowl, mix crushed cookies

and butter. Press onto bottom

and up sides of a greased 9-in. deepdish

pie plate. In a large bowl, beat

cream until it begins to thicken. Add

confectioners' sugar and extract;

beat until stiff peaks form. In another

large bowl, beat cream cheese,

condensed milk and lime juice until

blended. Fold in 2 cups whipped

cream. Spoon into prepared crust.

• Top with remaining whipped

cream; sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Refrigerate until serving, at

least 4 hours. If desired, garnish

with cherries and limes.

Do you have a Favorite Recipe you would like to share with our readers?

Please submit it to the COOPPA Office.

BRIDGE WITH THE BEST

APPEARS MONTHLY - WRITTEN BY FAMOUS BRIDGE AUTHORS YOU WILL RECOGNIZE

Vul: E/W

Dir: North

W

N

S

E

Today you sit in the East

seat in our calendar duplicate.

Your RHO passes and you

pass. South opens with 3♦

preempt and partner doubles

for takeout. Your RHO bids to

5♦. You are now

in the hot seat.

By Matthew Granovetter

AQ103

872

QJ9873

Your choices are

mainly: Pass

(hoping partner

will make the

right decision),

double (and hope to take a

profit), 5♠ (on your four-card

major), or 6♣ (with your nice

six-card minor). Can you gues

what call the famous Blue

Team star, Giorgio Belladonna,

made?

♠ KJ52

♥ QJ964

♦ AJ

♣ A10

♠ 8764

♥ A103

♦ 10984

♣ K5

W

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Contract: 6♣E

Opening Lead: ♠9

E

S

♠ 9

♥ K5

♦ KQ76543

♣ 642

East, the great Belladonna, bid 6♣ and played it there,

down three tricks. South led the ♠9. East won and took

the club finesse, but North gave South a spade ruff. South

exited carefuly with the ♦K and eventually

♠ AQ103

♥ 872

♦ —

♣ QJ9873

North-South took two heart tricks as well.

If you also chose the bid of 6♣, you

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A linguistics professor was lecturing

his class one day. 'In English',

he said, 'A double negative

forms a positive. In some languages,

though, such as Russian,

a double negative is still a negative.

However, there is no language

wherein a double positive can form

a negative.' A loud voice from the

back of the room piped up, 'Yeah,

right.'

_________________________

Robert went to his lawyer and

said, 'I would like to make a will

but I don't know exactly how to go

about it.' The lawyer smiled at

Robert and replied, 'Not a problem,

leave it all to me.' Robert looked

somewhat upset and said, 'Well, I

knew you were going to take a big

portion, but I would like to leave a

little to my family too!'

_________________________

Brenda and Terry are going out

for the evening. The last thing they

do is put their cat out. The taxi arrives,

and as the couple walk out

of the house, the cat scoots back

in. Terry returns inside to chase it

out. Brenda, not wanting it known

that the house would be empty,

explains to the taxi driver, 'My

husband is just going upstairs to

say goodbye to my mother.' Several

minutes later, an exhausted Terry

arrives and climbs back into the

taxi saying, 'Sorry I took so long,

the stupid idiot was hiding under

the bed and I had to poke her with

a coat hanger several times before

I could get her to come out!'

_________________________

A policeman spotted a jay walker

and decided to challenge him,

'Why are you trying to cross here

when there's a zebra crossing only

20 meters away?' 'Well,' replied the

jay walker, 'I hope it's having better

luck than me.'

_________________________

I'm always amazed to hear of air

crash victims so badly mutilated

that they have to be identified by

their dental records. What I can't

understand is, if they don't know

who you are, how do they know

who your dentist is?

_________________________

Going to Church: I didn't see you

in church last Sunday, Perkins. I

hear you were out playing football

instead.

'That's not true, Vicar. And I've

got the fish to prove it.

_________________________

The airline had a policy that required

the first officer to stand at

the door while the passengers exited,

smile, and give them a -

'Thanks for flying XYZ airline'. An

airline pilot on this particular

flight hammered his plane into the

runway really hard. In light of his

bad landing, he had difficulty looking

the passengers in the eye, all

the time he thought that a passenger

would have a smart comment.

However, it seemed that all the

passengers were too shell shocked

to say anything.

Finally, everyone had gotten off

except for this little old lady walking

with a cane. She said, 'Sonny,

mind if I ask you a question?' Why

no Ma'am,' said the pilot, 'What is

it', the little old lady said, 'Did we

land or were we shot down?'

_________________________

'Oh, Ma,' she replied, 'the honeymoon

was wonderful. So romantic...'

Then Elaine burst out crying.

'But, Ma, as soon as we returned

home Rupert started using the

most ghastly language... saying

things I've never heard before! I

mean, all these awful 4-letter

words! You've got to come get me

and take me home.... Please Ma.'

'Calm down, Elaine!,' said her

mother, 'Tell me, what could be so

awful? What 4-letter words?' Still

sobbing, Elaine whispered, 'Oh,

Ma...words like dust, wash, cook,

and iron.

_________________________

After Quasimodo's death, Bishop

Thomas of the cathedral of Notre

Dame sent word through the

streets of Paris that a new bell

ringer was needed. The bishop decided

that he would conduct the

interviews personally and went up

into the belfry to begin the screening

process. After observing while

several applicants demonstrated

their skills, he decided to call it a

day. Just then a lone, armless

man approached him and announced

that he was there to

apply for the bell ringer's job.

Bishop Thomas was incredulous.

'You have no arms.' ''No matter,'

said the man, 'observe!' He then

began striking the bells with his

face, producing a beautiful melody

on the carillon. The bishop listened

in astonishment, convinced

that he had finally found a suitable

replacement for Quasimodo.

Suddenly, while rushing forward

to strike a bell, the armless man

tripped and plunged headlong out

of the belfry window to his death in

the street below. The stunned

bishop immediately rushed down

the stairways. When he reached

the street, a crowd had gathered

around the fallen figure, drawn by

the beautiful music they had

heard only moments before. As

they silently parted to let the

bishop through, one of them

asked, 'Bishop, who was this

man?' 'I don't know his name,' the

bishop sadly replied, 'but his face

rings a bell.'

_________________________

The bidding was proceeding furiously

and strong when the Head

Auctioneer suddenly announced,

'A gentleman in this room has lost

a wallet containing ten thousand

pounds. If returned, he will pay a

reward of two thousand pounds.

There was a moment's silence in

the auction house and from the

back of the room came a shout,

'Two thousand five hundred.'

_________________________

A man and a woman were having

dinner in a fine restaurant. Their

waitress, taking another order at a

table a few paces away noticed

that the man was slowly sliding

down his chair and under the

table, with the woman acting unconcerned.

The waitress watched

as the man slid all the way down

his chair and out of sight under

the table. Still, the woman dining

across from him appeared calm

and unruffled, apparently unaware

that her dining companion

had disappeared. After the waitress

finished taking the order, she

came over to the table and said to

the woman, 'Pardon me, ma'am,

but I think your husband just slid

under the table.' The woman

calmly looked up at her and

replied firmly, 'No he didn't. He

just walked in the door.'

_________________________

Three retirees, each with a hearing

loss, were playing golf one fine

March day. One remarked to the

other, 'Windy, isn't it? 'No,' the second

man replied, 'it's Thursday.'

The third man chimed in, 'So am I.

Let's have a beer.'

_________________________

The hospital's consulting dietician

was giving a lecture to several

community nurses from the

Southampton area of Hampshire.

'The rubbish we put into our stomachs

and consume should have

killed most of us sitting here, years

ago. Red meat is terrible. Fizzy

drinks attack your stomach lining.

Chinese food is loaded with msg.

Vegetables can be disastrous because

of fertilizers and pesticides

and none of us realizes the longterm

damage being done by the

rotten bacteria in our drinking

water. However, there is one food

that is incredibly dangerous and

we all have, or will, eat it at some

time in our lives. Now, is anyone

here able to tell me what food it is

that causes the most grief and suffering

for years after eating it?' A

65-year-old nursing sister sitting

in the front row stood up and said,

'Wedding cake.'

_________________________

After his return from Rome, Will

couldn't find his luggage in the

London Gatwick airport baggage

area. So he went to the lost luggage

office and told the woman

there that his bags hadn't shown

up on the carousel. She smiled

and told him not to worry because

they were trained professionals

and he was in good hands. 'Now',

she asked Will, 'has your plane arrived

yet?'

_________________________

A Scotsman, an Irishman, and

an Englishman are each sentenced

to a year in solitary confinement;

before being locked away, each is

to be granted a year's supply of

whatever he wants to help him get

through the long, long spell alone.

• The Scotsman asks for a year's

supply of whiskey; it's given to him

and he's locked away.

• The Irishman asks for a year's

supply of Guinness so he's locked

up with several thousand bottles

of it.

• The Englishman asks for a

year's supply of cigarettes and he's

given a pile of cartons and the cell

door is shut on him.

One year later, their doors are all

unlocked.

• The Scotsman staggers out and

shouts, 'I'm free!' and then keels

over dead from alcohol poisoning.

• The Irishman is dragged out

into the light, whereupon he

promptly dies of liver failure.

• When the door to the Englishman's

cell is opened, everybody

watches eagerly to see what sort of

a wreck the man has made of himself.

To their surprise, he walks

right out the door, sidles up to the

first person he sees, and asks, 'I

say you wouldn't happen to have a

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Page 54 The COOPPA Guardian March 2021

ROLE MODELS AND

THE MORALITY OF

LEADERSHIP

By Joel H. Straussner, Ph. D.

I am not a presidential historian.

I‘m not even an historian at all. I’m

a psychologist with many years of

experience. Along the way, I‘ve

learned something about people.

Many of us have had role models.

We look to athletes, rock stars,

movie greats and t v personalities to

inspire us. And they do. Even

imaginary movie characters like Indiana

Jones have inspired many

young people to become archeologists.

This is the alure and power of

being a celebrity.

Politicians have also inspired us

to be like them. Washington, Lincoln,

Teddy Roosevelt, Winston

Churchill and Angela Merkel are

some just to name a few. They

have inspired us by the strength of

their character and by the morality

of the choices they have made. They

are moral people making good

choices that help. Bad leaders

make choices that harm, hurt or

even kill.

As for me, my role model is

Franklin ‘Doc’ Roosevelt whose picture

sits above me as I write this.

Roosevelt, like all of us, was a

flawed man. He had his weaknesses,

prejudices and vanities that

he carried with him all of his life.

He also had his strengths.

In 1926 after fighting polio for 5

years he buys the mineral pool at

Bullochville Georgia. Bullochville

was the place for wealthy in Atlanta

as the place to go to escape the

summer‘s yellow fever( malaria) and

get better by bathing in its waters.

He buys the pool and its ramshackle

hotel. The place is now

Warm Springs in the hope name

change will attract the wealthy to

go to Roosevelt‘s miraculous pool

just like the ones he went to in Germany

to cure his father‘s illness. It

didn‘t work out that way.

They came to his pool, all of those

poor souls, that had polio. First a

few then a deluge. They had read

the syndicated article ‘Swimming

His Way to Health‘ about Roosevelt‘s

using miraculous waters to

get better from polio. They were

seeking the same miracle. They too

wanted to swim their own way to

health.

No doubt, he saw himself and the

faces of his children in the faces of

those who came there. He also saw

their expressions and felt their

need. He instinctively knew that if

he did nothing, he would not be the

Christian his schoolmaster, Reverend

Endicott Peabody had educated

him to be. In that moment he

helped. He became Franklin Doc

Roosevelt. He would be the president

who would save the nation

and became the role model for millions

then as well as now.

Doc Roosevelt inspired the residents

of his pool to accept him;

trust that he knew what he was

doing and believe that by following

his prescriptions that they could

get better. He helped them to believe

in themselves, to regain their

confidence to try and to believe they

could succeed. Doc‘s belief in them

motivated his fellow polios to

change. Change they did. Their belief

in him enabled Doc to reclaim

his political life. When he went on

to give his famous inaugural address,

where Doc said the only

thing we have to fear, was fear itself.

This was the lesson of Warm

Springs. He was now sharing this

lesson with a frightened nation in

the midst of an awful depression. It

worked

Warms Springs became the Warm

Springs Foundation in 1927. Roosevelt‘s

birthday balls became a

reason for contributing to this

foundation. Dimes marching to

cure polio was born. Do you remember

the cardboard picture of a

little girl in crutches? She became

the symbol to cure polio. Maybe

you remember seeing the neat

round rows of cut outs to collect

dimes. Maybe you saw it and remember

it too?

The March of Dimes was successful

and was even able to pay for the

research of Dr. Jonas Salk who

discovered a vaccine for polio. I was

one of those innoculated against

this awful disease. I remember, like

many others being vaccinated in

school. Dr. Salk‘s vaccine went on

to protect children not only in this

country but around the world. All

of this came from Warm Springs

and Doc Roosevelt.

Doc is long gone. I am no longer

a youngster seeking someone to

model my life after. Yet his experiences

have found a home in me

that still echoes.

Thank you, Doc Roosevelt with all

of my heart, thank you.

So dear reader, I hope after reading

this, you too will look inside

who you are and consider who your

role model(s) are. If I can find mine

at this stage of my life, it is my fervent

hope that you too can find

yours, no matter what your age is.

That is why I have written this.

Dear Cruise Planners

Q. I would like to sign up for a cruise with the COOPPA travel club that

is sailing in December 2021. My passport expires in February 2022.

Should I renew it before I go or is it still valid?

A. Most travelers know they need a passport to travel internationally, but

few are aware that, in many instances, your passport must be valid longer

than your stay. In fact, many countries require it to be valid for six

months beyond your intended return date. If it expires before that, you

may be denied boarding or entry upon arrival at your destination and

have to go straight home. To be safe, verify that your passport is valid for

at least six months after your intended return date. We recommend that

everyone taking a cruise from the United States have a passport book.

Though some “closed-loop” cruises may not require a U.S. passport we

recommend bringing yours in case of an emergency, such as an unexpected

medical air evacuation or the ship docking at an alternate port.

Q. I would like to take a bus trip with the COOPPA Travel Club later this

year. I don’t usually use a walker, but I would like to have one in case I

end up needing one. What should I do?

A. Clients who have mobility issues should not be limited to travel and

enjoy all the benefits of being with the group. As a full-service travel

agency we have relationships with companies that also provide mobility

devices for rent to our customers. Walking aides are beneficial for individuals

who have problems with walking or with mild balance problems.

They are also useful for those who are recuperating from leg or back injuries.

The companies also provide many other medical devices for rent,

including power chairs, oxygen tanks and even mini fridges for keeping

insulin cold.

Q. I am interested in signing up for the Alaska trip scheduled for May

2022. What is the weather like at that time of year and what should I

pack?

A. Alaska’s peak weather season begins in May. The days become longer

and most likely the sun will not dip below the horizon until 11 pm. Highs

can reach into the 60s during the day and go down to the mid-30s at

night. This month also experiences near constant cloud cover, providing

an excellent opportunity for many outdoor activities. There is also a

chance the cloud cover may bring some rain, even though May is a comparatively

dry month in the Pacific Northwest. However, just in case, travelers

may want to pack plenty of sweaters, a jacket, warm pants and

waterproof shoes or boots.


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 55

By Gerri Tynan

CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS

Generally, we see about a 30%

decline in cardiovascular fitness

between the ages of 20-65. This is

due to many factors. Maximal

heart rate decreases about one

beat per minute per year throughout

life. While the heart is capable

of beating as fast as 220 times a

minute, in a young child doing

vigorous exercise, it may only be

able to beat only 100 times a

minute in a 70 year old. Therefore,

not as much blood can be

pumped to the working tissues by

the older heart, reducing the

amount of work that can be performed

by the body. Also, the

valves in the heart tend to deteriorate

as we age, which tends to reduce

the heart's ability to pump

large amounts of blood. A decrease

in elasticity of the heart

wall and blood vessels due to the

accumulation of fatty plaque also

greatly reduces the heart's ability

to function, and can threaten life

itself. There is a bright side...we

can slow things down by doing at

least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise

at least 3 times a week. This

makes the heart a more efficient

pump. Additionally, aerobic exercise

forms new capillaries and mitochondria

in the working

muscles, as well as increasing the

amount of blood in the body. 70%

of all deaths from cardiovascular

disease could be prevented by

making healthy changes in our

lifestyle. So, stop smoking, eat

right, and exercise. Do it

now....It's never too late! But be

sure to consult your doctor before

beginning any exercise program.

SPOT REDUCING

Let me tell you right now that

there is no such thing as taking a

spot on your body and reducing it

by movement! For example: doing

crunches or the abdominal machine

to reduce belly fat. If you

hold extra fat in your abdominal

area and you do 1000 crunches a

day, you will still have fat in your

abdominal area. Don't get me

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muscle tone but you will never see

it if you have that extra belly fat.

Fat must be lost by eating clean &

healthy. That means cutting down

on red meat, dairy and simple carbohydrates.

Try cutting out all

white foods such as white rice,

pasta, potatoes and bread. And

replace with brown rice, whole

grain bread and sweet potatoes.

This keeps your blood sugar level

and makes you feel fuller longer.

Please remember that your diet is

80% and exercise is 20% in the

quest for a healthy body. Make

small changes a little at a time to

ease yourself into a new and

healthier lifestyle.

THE PROBLEM WITH SITTING

Our bodies are designed to

move. Unfortunately, in today's

world people spend too much time

of their lives siting. The result is a

body conditioned to sitting. Many

people spend the majority of their

life sitting with their torso folded

and not moving. Sitting uses some

muscles too much and some too

little. The overused muscles become

too tight, the underused

muscles too weak, and the joints

become too stiff from inactivity.

Years of inactivity result in the

weakening of the body and balance

gets worse. If you don't move

your body fully and symmetrically

in your daily life, over time things

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BIRTHDAY DURING

A PANDEMIC

By Beverly Erickson

My birthday was coming up and I

wondered how to celebrate during a

pandemic.

The day before I had received the

second shot of the vaccine. That

was a pretty good start. The next

morning, in the freezing cold we decide

we are going to play Pickleball

anyway. All bundled up and a little

tired; I arrived on the courts and

there was Charlie with balloons.

Irving came with donuts and Bob

and Vickie brought cookies.The

whole crowd showed up. Good

wishes continued with cards from

Florence and PB buddies. On the

courts came a FaceTime call from

my grandson, Noah, in Phildelphia.

Also a call from New York from my

granddaughter , Bailey and another

call from my son-in-law, Eitan.

Then there is Facebook telling the

world it is your birthday.

In the evening my daughter,

Cheryl, and granddaughter,

Blanche came over with an edible

bouquet. Received a call from my

grandson, Nathaniel. Beautiful

flowers arrived from California, long

stem roses.

We started working on creating a

stepping stone. Blanche mixed the

cement with her hands and poured

it into the mold. It had to dry so we

decided to complete it on Sunday

evening during the Superbowl. That

evening FaceTime from California

from my daughter, Sabrina, sonin-law

Eric and grandson, Teddy.

The next evening my grandson,

Nat, came by from Boca to continue

celebration. This is a first

time since the beginning of pandemic

because I had received the

vaccine.

The day of the big game and we

had work to do. We had a stepping

stone to complete. Cheryl and

Blanche came from Homestead.

After pulling it out of the mold we

began painting it. Then comes the

stones and the stickers. It comes

with 4 packages of cement mix. I

think we should do one a year. It

will become a tradition. Next year

we should all be able to create a

stepping stone together. But this

one will always be a reminder of

how we celebrated during a pandemic.

Everyone stay safe and

wear your mask.

Happy

St.

Patrick’s

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Alaska is one of the most

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you have not been, what are you

waiting for? Our trip will depart out

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15, 2022.

When we leave Seattle, we will

enjoy some time at sea. The first

stop will be Ketchikan, Alaska,

which is truly the beginning of the

last frontier. Set at the southernmost

entrance to Alaska’s famed Inside

Passage is a network of

waterways that snake through

some of the most jaw-dropping

beautiful wilderness in the world.

Ketchikan is best known for three

things: feisty salmon, idyllic scenery

and an incredibly rich Alaskan Native

culture.

The downtown area is easily

walkable and dotted with historically

significant buildings and

shops featuring the work of local

carvers, weavers, jewelry designers,

painters and photographers.

While cruising north, we will venture

into the Endicott Arm passageway.

The combination of the

azure blue water, dozens of plunging

waterfalls, stunning rock formations

and plunging valleys make

this part of the cruise one that you

will never forget. The soaring cliffs

- more than 3,000 feet high above

the ice blue waters - are a sight to

behold.

At the end of the Endicott Arm

passageway you find the Dawes

Glacier. It is amazing how blue

these ice formations appear. Blue

ice occurs when snow falls on a glacier,

is compressed, and becomes

part of the glacier. Air bubbles are

squeezed out and ice crystals enlarge,

making the ice appear blue.

Dawes Glacier stands over 200 feet

tall, with another 250 feet of glacier

hidden below the water.

Our next port is Juneau. In 1880,

three of the largest gold mines in

the world were found there. By the

end of World War II, more than

$150 million in gold had been

mined. Eventually the mines

closed, but Juneau became the

capital of Alaska and the business

of gold was replaced by the business

of government.

Today Juneau has a population

of around 30,000. It is famous not

only for gold and government but

also for its breathtakingly beautiful

glaciers and stunning views of both

water and mountains. The most

popular attraction (and most easily

accessible glacier) is the mighty,

magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, located

just 13 miles from downtown

Juneau.

If you are ready to take a walk on

the “wild” side, Juneau has some of

the most spectacular wildlife viewing

in the world. You can get up close to

whales, bears, seals, and eagles on

a variety of local wildlife tours.

Our next port is Skagway, which

was the gateway to the gold fields

for the thousands who flocked to

Alaska and the Yukon with the

hope of striking it rich. More than

100 years ago, the White Pass route

through the Coast Mountains and

the shorter but steeper Chilkoot

Trail were used by countless stampeders.

Many miners perished on

the treacherous Chilkoot Trail. The

gold rush was a boom and by 1898,

Skagway was Alaska's largest town

with a population of around

20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance

halls and gambling houses prospered.

When the gold yield dwindled

in 1900, so did the population,

as miners quickly shifted to new

finds in Nome. Today, Skagway has

less than 1,000 residents. It still retains

the flavor of the gold rush era.

In Skagway, you can take a

leisurely trip on the historic streetcar,

pan for gold and try for a big

claim, or hop on the White Pass

scenic railway and take in the

breathtaking views.

Our last port is the City of Victoria

in British Columbia, Canada

which was founded in 1843. Easily

explorable by foot and at your own

pace, a visit to Victoria can be as

relaxing and rejuvenating as well as

educational and exciting. Take advantage

of the diverse historical, architectural

and multicultural

makeup that comes from being the

oldest city in the Pacific Northwest.

Enjoy the city on a horse-drawn

trolley or take a walking tour at

your own pace. For those who love

beautiful flowers, don’t miss the

Enchanting Butchart Gardens. Victoria

offers a peaceful conclusion to

an amazing visit to the Pacific

Northwest and Alaska.

For more information on visiting

Alaska, please contact your

COOPPA Travel agent.


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SYNAGOGUES

Temple Beth Emet, 4807 S.

Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL.

33330. Services Fridays at 7:30

p.m. For information please call

954-680-1882.

Chabad of Pembroke Pines.

17900 NW 5th Street #104, Pembroke

Pines, FL. 33029. Friday

night services: 8:00 p.m.; Shabbat

mornng: 9:30 a.m.; Kiddush

luncheon served following services.

For information call 954-

874-2280, email:

rabbie@jewishpines.com

Congregation Judea, 6734 Stirling

Rd., Stirling Plaza Shopping

Center. Friday evening services

7:30 p.m. Saturday morning services

9:00 a.m. Daily Minyan 8:00

a.m. For information call 954-

986-2685.

Pembroke Pines Jewish Center

Shabbat service on Friday

evening at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday

morning at 9:45 a.m. For additional

information call Merv

Levin at 954-558-0099, Joel

Glickman at Jglickman22@

gmail.com or the office at 954-

437-7969.

Young Israel/Chabad of Pembroke

Pines in Century Village.

Friday night services: 6:30 p.m.;

Shabbat morning: 9:30 a.m.; Kiddush

luncheon served following

services. For information 954-

533-6366, www.jewishcentury.

com; Email: rabbicenturyvillage@

gmail.com.

CHURCHES

Abundant Living Ministries.

14331 S.W. 72nd Street, Pembroke

Pines, FL 33330. Bishop

Hugh Thomas, Pastor. English &

Spanish Praise and Worship Services:

Sundays 10:00 a.m.; Sunday

5:30 p.m. classes; Wednesday

Night Service: 7:30 p.m. For information

call 954-680-2500.

www.alm.org

Anglican Church of the Word

meets for Holy Eucharist on Sundays

at 11:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s

Chapel at Schott Communities,

6591 S. Flamingo Rd., Cooper

City, FL 33330. For information

email: anglicanchurchoftheword

@gmail.com or call 954-637-

3507.

Bible Baptist Church, 7 S.W.

129th Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL

33027. Dane Keely, Pastor. Sunday

School/Adult Bible Class

9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30

a.m., Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday

Bible Study 7:00 p.m. For information,

call: 954-443-9505.

Center for Spiritual Living.

Service held Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Call Pastor Erwin Deiser for info.,

954-435-0050.

Central Baptist Church, 11700

N.W. 29th Court. Plantation.

Services conducted at 11:00 a.m.

and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday with

Rev. Howard A. Leman. For information

call 954-473-2424.

Everglades Community Church,

20871 Johnson St. Suite 101,

Pembroke Pines, FL 33029.

Mason Dorsey, Pastor, 954-450-

0741. Sunday Worship Services

10:30 a.m.

HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Faith Christian Church, Disciples

of Christ, 7676 Davie Road

Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024.

Sunday school 9:30 a.m., “Morning

Worship” 11:00 a.m. For information,

call 954-989-8116.

First Baptist Church at Weston.

1420 Indian Trace, Weston, FL

33326. Mark Tuso, Senior Pastor.

Sunday services 9:30 a.m. and

11:00 a.m. Bible study for all ages

9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Spanish

translation for each service. For

information log on to www.firstbaptistweston.com

or 954-389-

4555.

First Baptist Church of SW

Broward, 2700 N. Palm Ave.,

Cooper City, FL 33024. Pastor

Tom Odom. Sunday School/Adult

Bible Class 9:45 a.m. Morning

service 11:00 a.m. Evening 6:00

p.m. Wednesday Kid’s Master

Club and Youth Group 6:45 p.m.

Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Services interpreted

in Spanish, Creole and

Chinese. For more information

visit FBCBroward.com or call 954-

404-7706.

Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church,

2801 N. University Drive, Pembroke

Pines. The Rev. Dr. Anthony B.

Holder, Pastor. Sunday Worship Services:

8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. Adult

Christian Education at 9:15 a.m. and

Sunday School for children and youth

at 10:15 a.m. For information call

954-432-8686, email: holysac@

holysacrament.org, on the web at

www.holysacrament.org.

Iglesia Bautista, Pembroke

Pines. 18500 Griffin Road, Southwest

Ranches. Servicios: Domingo

11:00 a.m., Miercoles 7:30 a.m.

954-684-9112, Pastor: 954-607-

8857.

Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, M.I.

West Broward 12185 Pembroke

Rd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33025.

Pastor Juan E. Fontanez, 954-

439-6988. Sunday School, Sunday

3:00 p.m.; Sunday Worship,

Sunday 4:00 p.m.; Bible Study,

Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Transportation

Available.

Iglesia Victoria En Jesus

800 NW 102 Ave., Pembroke

Pines, FL 33026. Pastor Winston

R. Maldonado. Jueves (Thursday)

7:30 p.m. & Domingos (Sunday)

1:00 p.m. Tel: 754-779-1345,

754-214-7595. info@vjesus.org,

www.vjesus.org. Estudios Biblicos

Domingos 11:30 a.m.

Jesus People Full of Faith. Pastor

Edward Williams Sr. 1810 NW

122nd Terrace, Pembroke Pines,

FL 33027. Service Times: Sunday

10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Phone

954-404-7622. Email: jesuspeoplefulloffaith.org;

website:www.

JPFOF.org; Periscope: Live@

JPFullOfFaith

Living Faith Lutheran Church.

Pines Blvd. & 178th Ave. Sunday

Worship 9:30 a.m. Pastor Clark Kilgard.www.livingfaithlutheran.com

Miramar United Methodist

Church 2507 Utopia Drive, Miramar,

FL 33023. Sunday services

8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Adult Bible

Study, 10 a.m. Sunday School,

Birthday REcognition. Pastor

David Range. Church phone #

954-989-4711 or on the web MiramarUMC.org

or email

mirumeth@bellsouth.net

New Horizon United Methodist

Church: 5741 S. Flamingo Rd.,

Southwest Ranches, 33330. Sunday

morning worship services

9:00 & 10:30, Sunday school for

all ages at 9:00, Adults 10:15.

Wednesday night during the

school year dinner and small

group study 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Sunday

worship 10:45 a.m. in the

Pembroke Pines Jewish Center.

Contact Church Office 954-434-

7400,www.newhorizonumc.com

New Life Lutheran Church located

at 2951 S.W. 186 Avenue,

Miramar. Sunday services at 9:45

a.m. by Pastor Medley. For info

call 954-430-1989.

Oasis Church 12201 SW 14 St.

Services: Every evening: 6:00

p.m.; Sunday mornings: 8:30,

10:30, 12:00 a.m. For info: 954-

433-4838, Ext. 206.

Our Lady of Victory Catholic

Chapel, Society of St. Pius X,

4590 S.W. 65th Avenue, Davie, FL

33314, celebrates traditional

Latin Mass on Sunday at 8:00

a.m. and on weekdays at 7:45

a.m. For information call 954-

792-3162.

Parkway Baptist Church, 1101

S.W 49th Avenue, Plantation, FL.

has Sunday worship service at

11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. For information

call 954-581-5009.

Pines Baptist Church, 800 N.W

102 Avenue, Pembroke Pines. (SW

corner of Palm Avenue and Johnson

Street). Sunday Bible Study for

all ages begins at 9:00 a.m. ESOL

Bible Class begins at 9 a.m. Worship

Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Tranlation in Spanish and Creole is

offered for Worship Service. Child

care for birth through fifth grade

during Sunday School and Worship

Service. All are welcome. For

more information call 954-435-

8484.

St. Boniface Catholic Church,

Saturday Vigil Masses, Sabados

4:30 p.m. (English) 6:00 p.m. (Español);

Sunday Masses - Misas Dominicales

8:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

(English) 9:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:30

p.m. (Español); 5:00 p.m.

(French/Creole); Weekday Masses

- Misas Durante la Semana, Monday

thru Saturday 8:00 a.m. (English);

Lunes a viernes 7:00 p.m.

(Español). See more at http://

saintboniface.us/schedule/

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St. Edward Catholic Church.

19000 Pines Blvd., Pembroke

Pines, FL 33029. Rev. John

Peloso, Pastor; Rev. Albert Lahens,

Jr., Asst. Pastor. Mon. - Fri.

7:30 Rosary, 8:00 a.m. Mass. Saturday

Vigil Mass: 5:00 p.m.; Sunday

Masses: 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00

a.m.; Mass in Spanish: 1:00 p.m.;

For info, call 954-436-7944

St. Mark Catholic Church. 5601

South Flamingo Road. Cooper

City, FL, Pastor Jaime H.

Acevedo, celebrates Mass on Saturday

at 5:00 (English) and Sunday

7:30, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.

(English). Spanish Mass at 12:30

p.m. Sunday. For information call

954-434-3777.

St. Gregory Catholic Church,

200 N. University Drive, Plantation,

FL celebrates Mass at 4:00 and

5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday at

8:00, 9:15, 10:30 a.m., noon and

7:00 p.m. on Sunday. For information

call 954-473-6261.

St. Joseph’s Polish National

Catholic Church, 5401 S.W 64th

Ave., Davie, FL conducts Sunday

Mass at 9:00 a.m. in English and

at 11:00 a.m. in Polish. For information

call 954-581-5293.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Church,

701 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke

Pines, FL, Masses/services - English:

Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8

a.m., 9:30, 11:00, 12:30 p.m.

Spanish: Saturday 7 p.m. Rev.

Jeff McCormick. For information

call 954-432-0206.

Taft Street Baptist Church,

7241 Taft Street, Hollywood. Warship

services at 11:00 a.m. and

6:00 p.m. For information call

954-983-1413.

The Baptist Temple, 1490 N.W

Flamingo Road, Plantation, FL.

Sunday services at 11:00 a.m.

and 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Raymond

Nichols. For information call 954-

472- 5750.

The Bridge Church, 9300 Pembroke

Road, Miramar. Sunday

services: Discovery Classes 9:00

a.m.; Worship 9:00 a.m., 10:30

a.m., 12:00 noon. For information

call 954-431-6776.

The Covenant Seventh-Day Adventist

Church. 18300 SW Sheridan

Street, Pembroke Pines (Silver

Trail Middle School). Services Saturday

9:30-12:30. Pastor Garry

Gordon. For information call 954-

432-2230.

The Fountain Ministries, 21113

Johnson St., Ste. 120, Pembroke

Pines, FL 33029 holds Sun. Morning

Services 8:00 a.m. & 10:20

a.m. Wed. Mid-week Service is

7:15 p.m. For info, call Sandra

Atkins 954-447-6858.

The Oasis Congregation at Century

Village. meets 2 p.m. every

Wednesday at the Pembroke Pines

Jewish Center. Christian praise

music, communion, prayer, sermon

and refreshments are part of

the afternoon service. Parking is

available in front of the Synagogue.

An Oasis shuttle bus also

provides free transportation to

and from services if requested.

Call Pastor Garfield Lowe, 954-

433-4838, ext. 205 for more information.

The Way Fellowship Church,

20871 Johnson St., Suite 105,

Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. Services

Sunday 11:00 a.m., Bible

Study Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Transportation

available. Pastor Baker.

954-548-4323.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 7150

Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. FL.

Sunday School 9:30 a.m., worship

at 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. Pastor

Keith Spencer. For information

call 954-989-1903.


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SECCION EN ESPAÑOL

DE COOPPA GUARDIAN

Publicación de Century Village, Pembroke Pines

Volumen 24 Numero 3 Marzo 2021

DESDE LA DIRECTIVA

Carlos Perez

Un gran día en el pueblo, asi como

estoy escribiendo este artículo al

final de hoy habremos facilitado

la vacunación de más de 500 residentes

de Pembroke Pines Century

Village. Nuestros equipos en

colaboración con el Estado, completaron

con éxito la segunda inyección

de nuestro esfuerzo de

vacunación. Sábado,6 de febrero

fue el último día de vacunación

que se proporcionó aquí en Century

Village con un recuento total

de más de 3.400 vacunas. Para

aquellos que han tenido la suerte

de obtener la vacuna, este no es

un pase libre. Todas las pautas de

los CDC siguen vigentes para su

protección y se aplican en la propiedad.

Estoy seguro de que compartimos

sentimientos similares con respecto

a nuestro dedicado equipo,

que establecen el listón más alto

de lo que esperábamos durante

este período de vacunación. Estoy

agradecido por los esfuerzos para

llevar a cabo este proyecto. Todo el

mundo se lanzó en ayudar a los

residentes a completar formularios,

traducción o simplemente llegar

al frente de la línea. Nuestro

equipo de seguridad, bajo el liderazgo

de Alex, lidero el cargo y

mantuvo el orden y la forma durante

todo el proceso. Este equipo

desarrolló la logística para el funcionamiento

más fluido posible a

corto plazo.

Actualmente no tenemos información

sobre ningún nuevo programa

de vacunación para CVPP.

En el caso de que nos dieron otra

asignación por lotes de vacunas

COVID-19, la notificación adecuada

a nuestros residentes seguiría.

Entendemos que muchos

de ustedes no pudieron registrarse

y esta es una prioridad.

Hemos continuado avanzando

prudentemente con nuestra forma

de vida simplemente respetando

las directrices de los CDC mientras

disfrutamos de los servicios

considerados la norma para los

residentes. El campo de golf,

tenis, pickleball, billar, juego de

cartas, ping pong, natación y películas

son sólo algunas de las muchas

opciones disponibles todos

los días. Teniendo en cuenta

nuestro clima actual, estamos

comprometidos en mantener una

variedad bien equilibrada de actividades

de entretenimiento para

su placer.

"Ejercicio de silla" en la casa club

con Tammy está de vuelta. La

clase se llevará a cabo los martes

y jueves a las 11:30 am. en la habitación

121. La clase está limitada

a 50 personas. Por favor,

venga a la oficina del personal de

la casa club para registrarse antes

del viernes 12 de marzo. Las clases

se reanudarán a partir del

martes 16 de marzo. No podemos

esperar a verte.

RECUERDO: por favor, renueve

su antiguo código de barras a un

nuevo RFID. El departamento de

identificación se asegurará de que

su nueva etiqueta adhesiva esté

correctamente colocada en su vehículo.

Este es el momento de renovar

sin complicaciones de

manera oportuna, por qué esperar

a la fecha límite.

El horario de la biblioteca es, de

lunes aviernes, de 10:00 am

o11:30 am. y de 1:00 p.m. a 3:30

p. m. a partir del lunes 22 de febrero.

Mantente bien y a salvo,

Carlos Pérez

vicepresidente

Century Village de Pembroke Pines

cperez@cenrec.com

Nuevo Horario en las

Oficinas de COOPPA

lunes a jueves: 9 a.m.

hasta las 12 p.m.

MENSAJE DEL

PRESIDENTE

Wendell Ensey,

Presidente, COOPPA, INC.

Century Village tendrá un nuevo

Website (sitio web), creado por una

firma de diseñadores profesionales

y dirigido profesionalmente por

Abby Koffler y su equipo. He visto

el prototipo y será muy fácil su

uso, esto será una excepcional

representación de la Villa y nuestras

amenidades. El sitio web es:

www.centuryvillageppines.com

COOPPA agregará un link (enlace)

a ese sitio web, para el periódico

The COOPPA Guardian",

por lo tanto lo tendrán en el internet.

Esperamos que esté

disponible para la edición de

Marzo. Este sitio web es: cooppaguardianpp.com.

el enlace desde el

sitio de Century Village lo llevará

directamente al periódico. Les

seguiremos informando sobre el

progreso de estos dos nuevos

proyectos. Nuevamente queremos

agradecerle a Abby por poner a la

altura de la tecnología nuestras

redes sociales!

Abby también nos informó que

está preparando las presentaciones

en el Teatro para empezar

en Noviembre y Diciembre de 2021

y para la Primavera del 2022. Las

entradas para estos shows/presentaciones,

están basadas en las

reglas de Broward County. Estamos

muy ilusionados de tener de

nuevo estos shows en nuestras

vidas. En las próximas ediciones

del periódico "Guardian" les daremos

mas detalles. Manténgase informado!

Quiero personalmente agradecerle

a Carlos Perez, Anne Marie, y

a todo el personal de la Casa Club,

por el buen planeamiento y la organización

en el Programa de Vacunación

del Covid-19. Nuestra

Compañía de Seguridad FPI, di-

rigida por su dueño Alex Perez, y

Veronica nuesta Directora de Seguridad

de Century Village, trabajaron

muchas horas extras para

mantener las lineas de personas,

en orden y moviéndolas gradualmente.

Comparando con otros lugares

de vacunación alrededor del

Estado, hemos tenido una experiencia

privilegiada "VIP". Estamos

tratando de conseguir mas vacunas

de la primera y la segunda

dosis, para esas personas que no

tuvieron la oportunidad de vacunarse

en esta ocasión. No tenemos

control de la distribución, pero estamos

haciendo lo posible con

ayuda de algunas personalidades

para conseguirlo.

Un punto de información; estamos

poniendo de nuevo las

señales de velocidad en la 136 Ave;

saliendo de la Comunidad, será 35

millas por hora. También pondremos

en la 10 calle y a la salida

por la parte de atrás "Pembroke

Rd." estos serán de 30 millas por

hora.

En un esfuerzo para abrir gradualmente

las actividades en la

Casa Club, la Libreria abrirá con

un horario reducido, y estamos esperando

para que el Condado nos

autorice para empezar el Bingo; si

lo aprueban será con regulaciones

y límites.

Muchos cambios sucederán en

la Villa durante el transcurso de

este año, por eso les sugiero que

lean el periódico "The COOPPA

Guardian", también puede comunicarse

con la oficina de COOPPA

o la oficina de la Casa Club; así se

mantendrá informado de lo que

está ocurriendo en la Villa.

Anote estos días de Marzo en el

Calendario:

• Daylight Saving (Horario de Verano)

el 14 de Marzo

• Día de San Patricio el 17 de

Marzo

• Comienzo de la Primavera el 20

de Marzo

• Comienzo de Passover el 27 de

Marzo

• Domingo de Ramos el 28 de

Marzo

Como puede ver, es un mes muy

activo...Disfrútenlo.

Mucha salud y Bendiciones.

Wendell

COOPPA y El COOPPA Guardian no se hacen responsables por errores de traducción


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SD SERGIO DURAN GROUP/Team

“Comprometidos con la excelencia”

Sergio Duran, P.A.

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Cell: 305-992-0479

Email: sergiodurangroup@aol.com

Sergio & Martha 1956

“Vamos más allá de todas

las probabilidades”

Martha Montero, P.A.

Realtor / Century Village Resident

Cell: 786-514-9869

Email: mmrealestatetm@yahoo.com

Proporcionamos servicios inmobilarios

personalizados a compradores y vendedores

de bienes raíces.

¿Interesado en comprar, vender, alquilar

o invertir en bienes raíces?

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dleonre@gmail.com

IVANHOE R203

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SOY 100% BILINGUE:

ESPAÑOL E INGLES

Experiencia. Conocimiento. Integridad.

Profesionalismo con cuidado Personal

30+ años en Bienes Raices

10 años trabajando en Century Village.

Conozco bien y amo a Century Village

Vamos a su Casa..

Feliz y Dia del Amor y la amistad

Dios bendiga a los

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NUEVO A LA VENTA

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moderna. Lavador/secadora. $181,000

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VENDIDO A PRECIO COMPLETO $129,900 en 3 dias. VENDIDO

Su propiedades sera listada en MLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, Facebook, Redfin y mas

5% Commission* + no gastos extra

305-777-3861

6625 Miami Lakes Dr E Suite 322

Miami Lakes, Fl. 33014

Email: Sergio@DuranDuranRealtyfl.com

Web site: WWW.DURANDURANREALTYFL.COM

*To CV residents

who mention this ad

954.274.9123

DC

Dermatology

Consultants P.A.

DERMATOLOGO CERTICADO POR LA JUNTA

Dr. Jose Mendez

Jackie Russo, ARNP • Rose Zegarra, PA-C

ENFERMEDADES DE LA PIEL, PELO Y UÑAS

CIRUGÍAS DE CÁNCER DE PIEL

• Exámen completo de piel, cubierto por

todos los seguros de salud

• Enfermedades de la Piel, Pelo y Uñas

• Cirugías de cáncer de piel / MOHS

• Terapia fotodinámica para piel dañada por el

sol y acné

• SkinPen para rejuvenecimiento de la piel

• XTRAC Láser para tratamiento de Psoriasis

y Vitiligo

• Cirujano Plástico disponible en nuestras

oficinas para reconstrucciones de cáncer

de piel.

12600 Pembroke Road • Suite 310

Miramar, FL 33027

P: 954-431-7681 • F: 954-431-7682

2 Lugares Convenientes

1435 West 49th Place • Suite 702

Hialeah, FL 33012

P: 305-828-7504 • F: 305-828-7505

SL Painting & Home Solutions

Especiales de Pintura en Century Village

Incluye Pintura de Alta Calidad de Sherwin Williams Super Paint

( flat/satin/eggshell)

TODAS las Paredes/Puertas/Trim/Roda Pies

1 dormitorio 1½ baños apto $ 950

2 dormitorios 2 baños apto $1000

hasta 1210 pies cuad

2 dormitorios 2 baños apto $1100

hasta 1550 pies cuad

Licencia y Seguro • Residente de Century Village • Referencias disponibles

407-624-8547 Español | 954-274-9123 Ingles


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 63

Atención Residentes

Si va a recibir un visitante,

usted debe de llamar a la

caseta de entrada

954-435-6010

Los visitantes deben de

presentar la identificación

(ID) y decirle al guardia de

seguridad el apartamento

donde va a visitar.

Por favor, déjele saber a

todos sus visitantes

el procedimiento para

entrar en Century Village.

Milton Ruiz, DMD

PINES DENTAL

ASSOCIATES

Dientes Saludables Por Vida!

Citas tardes • Emergencias el mismo dia

Acceptamos PPO, Humana, Medicare y mas

Especial

Examen (1050) • Consulta

Rayos X (0210) • Limpieza (1110)

*Si no hay problema periodontal

$

75

Solamente

Gratis

Consulta

Reg.

$150-$200

Consulta de implantes o cosmetica

• Dentaduras Completas

y Parciales

• Implantes

• Coronas y Puentes

• Invisalign

• Blanqueamiento

• Cosmetica

• Root Canal

12 Meses de Financiamiento

Sin Interes Disponible

25% Descuento para Residentes de Century Village y Sus Familias

Llame Para Su Cita

954-432-6133

Acceptamos Care Credit ®

PINES DENTAL ASSOCIATES

1541 N. Palm Avenue • Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

pinesdental.com • pinesdental2@gmail.com

The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service,

examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced

fee service, examination or treatment.


Page 64 The COOPPA Guardian March 2021

“lo hacemos todo en una oficina”

ESTAMOS

ABIERTOS

¿Quieres Dientes

y encías saludables

de por vida?

Llámenos ahora para

nuestro especial de

pacientes nuevos

Especialistas en implantología dental • Especialistas en periodoncia

Cirugía oral • Cirugía estética • Invisalign • Carillas y coronas cosméticas

GRATIS

CONSULTA • RADIOGRAFÍA DIGITAL

EXAMEN DE CÁNCER ORAL • EXAMEN COMPLETO

9818 Pines Blvd.

Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Dr. Liliana Gonzalez

LLAMANOS AL

954.432.4800

Phen Dental

“Cuidado Dental”

Dr. Yuchi Phen, D.M.D.

www.Phendental.com

• Graduada de la Universidad

de Pennsylvania

• Aceptamos la mayoría de las

pólizas de seguros

• Citas disponibles los sábados

• Tenemos laboratorio en

nuestra oficina y hacemos

reparaciones el mismo día

I-75

PACIENTES NUEVOS

SOLO POR

CONSULTA PARA

$

69 95 IMPLANTES O

• Examen (0150) • Examen para la detección

Exp.

de Cáncer • 4 radiografías (0274)

3/31/21

• Limpieza(1110)

Sheridan Street

Phen CVS

Dental

LA

Fitness

Century

Village

Pines Blvd.

Flamingo Road

CRÉDITO

DISPONIBLE

AL

INSTANTE

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SEGUNDA OPINIÓN

$

35 00

PRECIO ESPECIAL

PARA CORONAS

Exp.

3/3121

(02750)

$

695

954-885-8762

Exp.

3/31/21

2212 N. Flamingo Road • Pembroke Pines

El paciente o la persona responsable Offer expires por los pagos 8/31/20 tiene el derecho de negarse a pagar, cancelar el pago, o pedir un reembolso de su pago por cualquier

servicio; examen o tratamiento que se le haya ofrecido si responde en 72 horas a este anuncio para un descuento o reducción de su total por los servicios

OFRECEMOS TELEMEDICINA

LLAMENOS HOY!

Hector Fabregas, MD

Yul Lopez, APRN

MEDICINA FAMILIAR Y GERIATRIA

OFRECEMOS UN CUIDADO MEDICO

GENERAL DE SU SALUD

• Visitas Anuales • Referidos para sus especialistas

• Visita Anual para mujeres incluyendo PAP Smear

• Laboratorio y otros Examenes diagnosticos son hechos en la oficina

• Visitas a domicilio en pacientes elegibles • Abrimos los Sabados

Aceptamos Medicare, Planes de Medicare Advantages HMO,

Todos los planes comerciales y Planes de Obamacare/Marketplace

TENEMOS 3 OFICINAS PARA SU CONVENIENCIA

PEMBROKE PINES WESTON

DAVIE

12301 Taft Street 2229 N. Commerce Parkway 4705 SW 148th Street

Suite 100

Suite 240

Suite 102

Pembroke Pines, FL

Weston, FL

Davie, FL

954-962-1180 954-349-6378 954-349-6378

www.healthstonePCP.com

Lo que debe Hacer o No Hacer cuando usa

el Permiso de Parqueo para personas

Desabilitadas de la Florida

(Florida Disabled Parking Permit)

QUE HACER

Usando correctamente el

permiso de parqueo para

desabilitados

1. Coloque el permiso en el

espejo retrovisor.

2. Coloque el permiso de manera

que la fecha de expiración se

pueda leer.

3. Mantenga la registración de el

permiso siempre con usted.

4. Esté seguro que el permiso no

esté expirado.

5. Parquee propiamente en los

espacios asignados para

desabilitados.

6. Remueva el permiso antes de

manejar.

7. Si se le pierde el permiso,

reemplácelo inmediatamente.

8. Si ya no necesita el permiso de

parqueo, devuélvalo a DMV.

9. Use siempre su propio permiso.

10. Sea cordial con los policias

los oficiales de parqueo.

NO HACER

Usando incorrectamente el

permiso de parqueo para

desabilitados

1. No use el permiso de otra

persona aunque sea un familiar.

2. No parquee en espacios de

acceso (area con lineas) multa

de $250 por paquear en ese

espacio.

3. No maneje con el permiso

colgado en el espejo retrovisor.

4. No use un permiso expirado

5. No ponga el permiso con la

fecha de expiración que no se

pueda ver.

6. No permita que nadie use su

permiso de parqueo aunque

sea un familiar.

Los permisos se registran

individuales con el nombre

de la persona, no por vehículo

*Estas no son todas las regulaciones. Por favor vea los Estatutos

de el Estado de la Florida 316 y 620 para las leyes especificas

relacionadas con los permisos de parqueo


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 65

Sonria con Nosotros en Kotch Dental

K

Ira M. Kotch DMD

Russell Kotch DMD

Sirviendo en el Sur de la Florida por mas de 30 años!

El Equipo de Dentista para Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins

y Nova Southeastern University

1 SW 129 Ave. Suite 302 • Pembroke Pines, FL 33027 • (954)-437-4443

www.KotchDental.com

PROTEJA SU

IDENTIDAD

PROTÉGETE A TI MISMO:

• Proteja su número de Seguro Social

• No de su información personal a extraño por

teléfono, internet o correo

• Cuando esté en línea, nunca haga clic en un

mensaje no solicitado

• Proteja su computadora utilizando firewalls,

anti-virus, y anti-spyware

• Triturar todo documento financiero o con

información personal

• No utilice como contraseña fecha de nacimiento

y los últimos cuatro numeros de su seguro social

• Inspeccione sus estado financiero y cuentas por

actividades sospechosas y no regulares

• Pida un reporte de crédito annual gratis a

www.annualcreditreport.com, que es patrocinado

por Experian, Transunion y Equifax

*Para su protección de identidad, la Oficina de Broward Sheriff ofrece

un programa gratis para triturar. Para más información sobre el

programa y fechas por favor visite nuestra pagina web sheriff.org

Pembroke Pines

S E R V I C I O D E P R E P A R A C I Ó N DE I M P U E S T O S

A G E N T E I N S C R I T O C O N E N E L I R S

Nuestro cuarto año consecutivo sirviendo

a la hermosa comunidad de Century Village

We are ready!

Testimonio

“Hago mis impuestos desde el 2017 y estoy muy feliz con ellos,

son muy profesionales y hacen muy buen trabajo,

te tratan como un miembro de la familia" a"

Queila S.

PREGUNTE POR NUESTRAS OPCIONES DE PREPARACIÓN

DE IMPUESTOS EN TIEMPOS DE COVID-19

Es obligatorio el uso de máscara facial y

mantener la distancia social todo el tiempo

DÓNDE Market Place

L - V 10:00am - 4:00pm

CUÁNDO Enero a Abril

Sab 10:00am - 1:00pm

CONTACTO Agende su cita 954 - 903 - 4036

pembroke-pines.taxcareinc.com

9720 Stirling Rd Suite 108B, Cooper City, FL 33024


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COMMISSIONER

ANGELO CASTILLO

Amigos:

Le deseo a todos un feliz y un

saludable año nuevo. Tenemos la

buena fortuna de haber comenzado

el 2021 con el pie derecho,

con el establecer un sitio para la

vacunación contra el Covid en

Century Village -- algo que muy

pocas comunidades pueden decir.

Gracias al gran esfuerzo de Robin

Bartleman, nuestra honorable

Representante Estatal, quien no

desperdició ni un mínimo, prácticamente

acabada de jurar para

su cargo, asumiendo rápidamente

lo más urgente concerniente

a su distrito. Gracias

también a los magníficos oficiales

de la oficina corporativa y la de

COOPPA, quienes coordinaron el

evento conjunto con el Departamento

de Salud con suma eficiencia.

Cerca de 3, 000 residentes

de Century Village han recibido la

primera dosis, y al momento en

que escribo estas letras, ya se

está distribuyendo la segunda

dosis. Esto ha sido un esfuerzo

fantástico y les doy gracias a

todos que respondieron tan bien

a mi sugerencia que se abriera un

centro de vacunación en CV.

Century Village ha sido el único

centro comunitario en Pembroke

Pines en tener un centro de vacunación

contra el Covid. Ahora

estamos trabajando para expandir

el programa a otros lugares

de la Comunidad.

Esperamos que la falta de vacuna

se resuelva para que la marcha

contra COVID en nuestra comunidad

pueda seguir in alta fuerza.

Sin duda. la escasez de vacuna

ha sido nuestro obstáculo más

grande en este programa -- algo

que el estando de la Florida,

como otros estados, trabajando

con la nueva administración en

Washington puede resolver. La

ciudad de Pembroke Pines ha intentado

sin reservación alguna y

de forma voluntaria que el estado

nos deje ofrecer centros municipales

de vacunación en nuestra

propia cuidad. De esa forma,

pudiéramos vacunar a nuestros

residentes directamente. Sin suficiente

inventario de vacuna,

esto no sería posible por lo tanto

esperamos a que se hará en Tallahassee.

Pero sin duda, nuestra

ciudad está dispuesta a hacerlo.

Con respecto a otro punto pendiente,

Uds no olvidaran que en

anteriores artículos había

prometido llegar hasta el fondo de

las razones por tanta inundación

que ocurrió durante la tormenta

Eta, este noviembre pasado. Algunos

datos técnicos todavía nos

faltan, pera basado en lo que

sabemos al momento, he podido

llegar a ciertas conclusiones y

con gusto se los reporto como fue

mi promesa y es mi obligación.

Para empezar, recordaran mi

previa explicación de que nuestros

como funciona nuestro sistema

de drenaje. Esto incluye

miles de líneas de drenajes en las

calles que despachan el exceso de

agua de las calles a los lagos. Dichos

lagos capturan el agua

proveniente, no tan solo de la

calle sino también de los terrenos

y canales regionales – que son

varios -- reciben el exceso de agua

provenientes de los lagos. En

cambio, estos canales desvían el

exceso de agua hacia el océano o

hacia los Everglades dependiendo

si estamos al este, o oeste de University

Drive. El Estado de la

Florida administra el South

Florida Management District, que

son los dueños y administradores

de nuestros canales regionales.

Durante un evento de tormenta,

donde se espera grandes cantidades

de lluvia, el South Broward

Drainage District baja el nivel de

nuestros lagos, y el distrito estatal

de los canales, para que exceso de

agua se pueda remover de nuestra

área. De esta forma funciona

el sistema de drenaje. Por

supuesto, existen muchos más

complejos manejos de nuestro

sistema de drenaje; pero lo dicho

es lo fundamental.

Durante Eta, nuestra área

recibió alrededor de 7 pulgadas de

lluvia en el Este de Pembroke

Pines, y tanto como 22 pulgadas

en la parte oeste de nuestra ciudad.

En Century Village cayeron

casi 15 pulgadas de lluvia. Los

expertos señalan esto como un

evento que sucede cada 100 años,

significando que solo hay un 1%

de posibilidad de cualquier tormenta

con esa severidad de lluvia

en cualquier año. Esta tormenta

fue altamente severa; un desafortunado

e inusual evento.

Eta, en particular, fue el evento

de lluvia más fuerte que hemos

recibido en los últimos 25 años.

En primer término, el hecho de

una tormenta en 100 años, es la

cantidad de lluvia depositada que

ocurra en solo tres días. Eta fue

de tan solo dos días de duración.

En segundo término, durante el

mes antes del evento de Eta, Pembroke

Pines recibió cerca de 23

pulgadas de lluvia que saturó de

agua nuestros terrenos.

Toda esa nueva lluvia torrencial,

cayendo sobre terrenos saturados,

tan rápidamente,

simplemente sobrepaso los diseños

de nuestro sistema y esto fue

la causa principal de la inundación.

Aun bajo las mejores

condiciones, los expertos piensan

que hubiéramos tenido inundación.

Pero el deseno bajo esta

prueba difícil nos sirvió bien en lo

que se trata protegiendo casas y

negocios contra la inundación.

Pero la duración de la misma es el

problema principal que nos obliga

a estudiar nuevas soluciones.

También, la South Florida Water

Management District, por tanta

agua caída, los bajo los niveles de

los canales lo suficientemente. Y

esto impidió que tanto de exceso

de agua fluyera de nuestra área.

A modo de ilustración, mientras

el nivel normal de altura de agua

en un canal son dos pies, durante

una tormenta el canal necesita

mantenerse a 3 o 3.6 pies para

que el agua pueda correr. Durante

Eta, el nivel de los canales

llegó a la altura de 6 pies en la

cabecera del sistema y 5.5 pies en

la Avenida 172 y Griffin Road.

Esta es una altura imposible para

drenaje eficiente y por eso tuvimos

inundación por casi 4 días, más in

ciertos lugares en nuestra ciudad.

South Broward Drainage District

ha propuesto un plan significativo

de mejoramientos a su parte del

sistema para mejorar su habilidad

a mover y fluir el agua mas eficientemente.

El SFWMD espera realizar

estudios correspondientes

para mejorar la situación bajo su

administración. Como mencione

anteriormente, mientras esper

mas datos, lo que he reportado anteriormente

es cierto y los expertos

en la materia consultados concuerdan

co lo mencionado.

Desafortunadamente, ocurrieron

algunas interferencias durante

mis averiguaciones de parte de algunos

oficiales electos, que en vez

de realizar sus propias investigaciones

resistieron las mías y

trataron de que yo no haga a mis

preguntas, cuales esfuerzos y lo ignore

como sigo haciendo. Decidí

en lugar concentrarme en mi

propia labor de investigación como

era mi obligación con mis constituyentes.

Esto no es y nunca fue

un asunto político. Y las emergencias

como estas se deben confrontar

con profesionalismo no de

forma política. Cuando nuestra

comunidad enfrenta una crisis,

nuestros líderes tienen la responsabilidad

de descubrir las causas

de los hechos y resolverlas. Expresiones

tales como “hicieron lo que

pudieron” no contestan las preguntas

básicas o necesarias. En

este caso, al menos, tenemos la información

apropiada y me satisface

que les pude informarles.

Continuare esta investigación.

Gracias a todos por su paciencia

mientras el gobierno trabaja para

subsanar la crisis del COVID.

Favor continúe usando las máscaras

adecuadas- estén vacunados

ATENCION

o no-. Obtengan la vacunación en

línea mediante el consejo de sus

médicos. Favor lávense las manos

con frecuencia y por supuesto

mantengan la distancia social requerida.

Por supuesto limiten su

contacto y exposición con otros

mientras fuera necesario. No hay

mejores protecciones individuales

mientras dure esta pandemia.

Mientras escribo esto, ya el 2%

de la población está totalmente

vacunada. En los próximos

meses, dicho porcentaje se incrementará,

esperando obtener un

promedio de 33% o más para el

próximo verano. Mientras más

personas se vacunen, nuestra

querida nación podrá volver más

rápido a la normalidad.

Estamos volviendo a la normalidad

gracias a la disciplina de

auto protegernos. Es una seria

amenaza y reconozco -- es más,

estoy muy orgulloso de como en

especial los residentes de Century

Village han logrado auto protegerse.

Por favor, estén completamente

seguros de que todos los días al

levantarme e ir al trabajo, mi

primera vocación es asegurar su

salud bien estar. No estoy solo en

esos esfuerzos. Muchos se adhieren

a el miso esfuerzo, incluyendo

servidores y oficiales

públicos, los policías, los

bomberos entre otros. En el sector

privado, también se demuestra

la devoción inigualable a

nuestra salud y bien estar. Se

observa en nuestros hospitales,

los mercados, restaurantes y oficinas.

A nombre de una nuestra

ciudad, les expreso mi gratitud

por su cooperación. Favor, todos

sus inquietudes y preguntas enviármelas

a acastillo@ppines.com

Con mucha esperanza para un

2021 mucho mejor y saludable,

Angelo Castillo,

Comissionado

Ciudad de Pembroke Pines

Para su seguridad,

cuando salgan a caminar

por la noche, por favor

lleven una linterna y usen

ropa de color claro.

Por favor patrocinar

a nuestros anunciantes


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 67

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CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD:

CONSEJO PARA TARJETA DE CREDITO EN LINEA

OFICINA DE INFORMACIÓN PÚBLICA DEPARTAMENTO DE BROWARD SHERIFF

No de su número de tarjeta de crédito en línea al menos que los siguientes métodos de seguridad

sean tomados, usted conozca y confíe en la compañía.

No confíe en la página web solamente porque diga que es segura. Antes de utilizar la página web

para su transacción póngase en contacto con el propietario y pregunte qué tipo de software

encriptado utilizan.

Otros Consejos Para Los Consumidores Respecto Al Crédito:

Si usted ha recibido una correspondencia donde usted ha sido aprobado para una tarjeta de

crédito o si alguien le ofrece ayuda para solicitar una tarjeta de crédito, infórmese de los detalles

primero.

Compare los intereses y otros requisitos que pueda ayudar en su decisión.

Para obtener una tarjeta de crédito se sugiere nunca pagar sobrecargo por adelantado. Ninguna

compañía legítima pide dinero por adelantado, al menos que usted no solicite una tarjeta

garantizada.

Utilice su crédito sabiamente. Muchos Americanos están endeudados porque han tomado más

crédito de los que pueda asumir o no han manejado su crédito apropiadamente.

Si usted siente que no ha manejado su crédito responsablemente busque ayuda. Existen unas

cuantas compañía que ofrecen ayuda a crear plan de pago de toda sus deudas y mejorar su

crédito.

La Oficina de Broward Sheriff está comprometida para mantener nuestra comunidad segura.

RESIDENTES DE

CENTURY VILLAGE

ACTUALICE SUS

ARCHIVOS

(RECORDS) MÉDICOS

EN LA OFICINA

DE LAS ENFERMERAS

Todos los artículos que se provean para

publicarlos en The COOPPA Guardian,

aunque estén escrito a mano o en

computadora, deben de ser

en mayúscula y minúscula.

No podemos admitir artículos que

estén escrito en mayúscula.

Todos los artículos deben incluir su

nombre y número de teléfono.

Por Favor, sea considerado

con sus vecinos y amigos.

FUME solamente en las

areas donde está permitido

MUCHAS GRACIAS

ATENCION A TODOS LOS RESIDENTES

Si por algún motivo tiene que cambiar la cerradura

de la puerta de entrada a su apartamento,

debe de llamar al Guardia de

Seguridad (Security Guard) para proveerle

con una llave maestra (master key).

Si ocurre alguna emergencia y el Security no

tiene el master key, se verá

obligado a romper una ventana

o la puerta para poder asistir

dicha emergencia y

usted tendrá que pagar

por la reparación de los

daños.


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12 TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

FROM MEDICARE FRAUD

1. Only visit your personal doctor, hospital or clinic for medical help. Only they should

make referrals for special equipment, services or medicine.

2. Never show anyone your medical or prescription records without first talking to

your doctor or pharmacist.

3. If someone calls and tries to threaten or pressure you into something - simply hang

up the phone.

4. If someone comes to your door and says they are from Medicare or some other

health care company shut the door... It's shrewd to be rude!

5. Do your homework and talk to your health care provider before buying or

investing in Internet "cure-all" or " miracle" products or services.

6. Don't keep mail in your mailbox for more than one day. People steal personal

information right out of your mailbox.

7. Rip up or shred your Medicare or other health care papers and other important

documents before throwing them away. Crooks go through the trash!

8. Treat your Medicare & Social Security numbers like credit cards. If someone offers

to buy your Medicare or social security number, don't do it...it’s simply not worth it.

9. Remember that " Medicare" doesn't sell anything.

10. Follow your instincts - if it seems too good to be true, it usually is!

11. If you suspect an error, fraud or abuse related to health care, gather the facts and

report it.

12. ALWAYS read your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or health care billing

statement. Your Medicare Summary Notice is the piece of mail stamped " This is Not

a Bill" that comes in after you get medical care.

Look for three things on your billing statement:

• Charges for something you didn't get

• Billing for the same thing twice

• Services that were not ordered by the Doctor

TO REPORT FRAUD CALL

1-866-357-6677


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St. Patrick’s Day

The History of the Holiday

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated

on March 17, his religious

feast day and the

anniversary of his death in

the fifth century. The Irish

have observed this day as a

religious holiday for over a

thousand years.

On St. Patrick's Day, which

falls during the Christian

season of Lent, Irish families

would traditionally attend

church in the morning and

celebrate in the afternoon.

Lenten prohibitions against

the consumption of meat

were waived and people

would dance, drink, and

feast—on the traditional

meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

The First Parade

The first St. Patrick's

Day parade took place

not in Ireland, but in the

United States. Irish soldiers

serving in the English

military marched through

New York City on March 17,

1762. Along with their

music, the parade helped the

soldiers to reconnect with

their Irish roots, as well as

fellow Irishmen serving in

the English army.

Over the next thirty-five

years, Irish patriotism

among American immigrants

flourished, prompting the

rise of so-called "Irish Aid"

societies, like the Friendly

Sons of Saint Patrick and the

Hibernian Society. Each

group would hold annual parades

featuring bagpipes

(which actually first became

popular in the Scottish and

British armies) and drums.

In 1848, several New York

Irish aid societies decided to

unite their parades to form

one New York City St.

Patrick's Day Parade. Today,

that parade is the world 's

oldest civilian parade and

the largest in the United

States, with over 150,000

participants.

Each year, nearly three

million people line the oneand-a-half

mile parade route

to watch the procession,

which takes more than five

hours. Boston, Chicago,

Philadelphia, and Savannah

also celebrate the day with

parades including between

10,000 to 20,000 participants.

No Irish Need Apply

Up until the mid-nineteenth

century, most Irish

immigrants in America were

members of the Protestant

middle class. When the

Great Potato Famine hit Ireland

in 1845, close to a million

poor, uneducated,

Catholic Irish began to pour

into America to escape starvation.

Despised for their religious

beliefs and funny

accents by the American

Protestant majority, the immigrants

had trouble finding

even menial jobs. When Irish

Americans in the country's

cities took to the streets on

St. Patrick's Day to celebrate

their heritage, newspapers

portrayed them in cartoons

as drunk, violent monkeys.

However, the Irish soon

began to realize that their

great numbers endowed

them with a political power

that had yet to be exploited.

They started to organize, and

their voting block, known as

the "green machine," became

an important swing vote for

political hopefuls. Suddenly,

annual St. Patrick's Day parades

became a show of

strength for Irish Americans,

as well as a must-attend

event for a slew of political

candidates. In 1948, President

Truman attended New

York City 's St. Patrick's Day

parade, a proud moment for

the many Irish whose ancestors

had to fight stereotypes

and racial prejudice

to find acceptance in

America.

Wearing of the Green Goes

Global

Today, St. Patrick's Day is

celebrated by people of all

backgrounds in the United

States, Canada, and Australia.

Although North America

is home to the largest

productions, St. Patrick's

Day has been celebrated in

other locations far from Ireland,

including Japan, Singapore,

and Russia.

In modern-day Ireland, St.

Patrick's Day has traditionally

been a religious occasion.

In fact, up until the

1970s, Irish laws mandated

that pubs be closed on

March 17. Beginning in

1995, however, the Irish government

began a national

campaign to use St. Patrick's

Day as an opportunity to

drive tourism and showcase

Ireland to the rest of the

world. Last year, close to one

million people took part in

Ireland 's St. Patrick's Festival

in Dublin, a multi-day

celebration featuring parades,

concerts, outdoor theater

productions, and

fireworks shows.

The Chicago River

Chicago is also famous for

a somewhat peculiar annual

event: dyeing the Chicago

River green. The tradition

started in 1962, when city

pollution-control workers

used dyes to trace illegal

sewage discharges and realized

that the green dye might

provide a unique way to celebrate

the holiday. That

year, they released 100

pounds of green vegetable

dye into the river—enough to

keep it green for a week!

Today, in order to minimize

environmental damage, only

forty pounds of dye are used,

making the river green for

only several hours. Although

Chicago historians claim

their city 's idea for a river of

green was original, some Savannah

natives believe the

idea originated in their town.

They point out that 1961,

Savannah mayor Tom Woolley

had plans for a green

river, but due to rough water

on March 17, the experiment

didn't work and Savannah

never attempted to dye its

river again.

from History.com


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PASSOVER

Passover is a Jewish holiday

which is celebrated in the northern

spring. It begins on the 15th

day of Nisan (on the Hebrew calendar).

Passover commemorates the

Exodus and freedom of the Israelites

from ancient Egypt. As described

in the Book of Exodus,

Passover marks the “birth” of the

Children of Israel who become the-

Jewish nation, as the Jews’ ancestors

were freed from being slaves

of Pharoah.

In Israel, Passover is a 7-day holiday,

with the first and last days

celebrated as a full festival (involving

abstention from work, special

prayer services and holiday

meals.) In the Jewish diaspora

outside Israel, the holiday is traditionally

celebrated for 8 days (although

Reform Jews celebrate for

7 days), with the first two days and

last two days celebrated as full festivals.

The intervening days are

known as Chol HaMoed (“festival

weekdays”).

The primary symbol of Passover

is the matzo, a flat, unleavened

“bread” which recalls the hurriedly-baked

bread that the Israelites

ate after their hasty

departure from Egypt.

Many Jews observe the positive

Torah commandment of eating

matzo on the first night of

Passover at the Passover Seder, as

well as the Torah prohibition

against eating or owning Chametz

which includes any leavened products—such

as bread, cake, cookies

(or anything made from raw

dough that had been left alone for

more than 18 minutes, as it then

begins to ferment)—for the duration

of the holiday.

The term Pesach is first mentioned

in the Torah account of the

Exodus from Egypt. It is found in

Moses’ words that God “will pass

over” the houses of the Israelites

during the final plague of the Ten

Plagues of Egypt, the killing of the

first-born. On the night of that

plague, which occurred on the

15th day of Nisan, the Israelites

smeared their lintels and doorposts

with the blood of the

Passover sacrifice and were

spared.

The story of Pesach is retold at

the Passover Seder and the symbolic

food which represents it on

the Seder Plate is usually a

roasted lamb shankbone.

Due to the strict separation between

matzo products and

chametz during Passover, families

typically own complete sets of

serving dishes, glassware and silverware

that are reserved for use

during Passover only. Under certain

circumstances, some chametz

utensils can be immersed in boiling

water to purge them of any

traces of chametz they have accumulated

throughout the year.

Many Sephardic families thoroughly

wash their year-round

glassware and then use it for

Passover, as the Sephardic position

is that glass does not absorb

enough traces of food to present a

problem.

On the morning before Passover,

the fast of the firstborn takes

place. This fast commemorates the

salvation of the Israelite firstborns

during the Plague of the Firstborn.

In practice, however, most firstborns

only fast until the end of the

morning prayer service in synagogue.

This is due to the widespread

custom for a member of the

congregation to conduct a siyum

(ceremony marking the completion

of a section of Torah learning)

right after services and invite

everyone to partake in a celebratory

meal. According to widespread

custom, partaking of this

meal removes one’s obligation to

fast.

It is traditional for a Jewish family

to gather on the first night of

Passover (first two nights outside

the land of Israel) for a special dinner

called a Seder. The table is set

with the finest china and silverware

to reflect the importance of

this meal. During this meal, the

story of the Exodus from Egypt is

retold using a special text called

the Haggadah. Four cups of wine

are consumed at various stages in

the narrative. The Haggadah divides

the night’s procedure into

these 15 parts:

1. Recital of Kiddush blessing

and drinking the First Cup of Wine

2. The washing of the hands

3. Dipping Karpas in salt water

4. Breaking the middle matzo; the

larger piece becomes the afikoman

which is eaten later during the ritual

of Tzafun

5. Retelling the Passover story,

including the recital of the “Four

Questions” and drinking of the

Second Cup of Wine

6. Second washing of the hands

7. Traditional blessing before eating

bread products

8. Blessing before eating matzo

9. Eating of the maror

10. Eating of a sandwich made of

matzo and maror

11. Lit. “set table” - the serving of

the holiday meal

12. Eating of the afikoman

13. Blessing after the meal and

drinking of the Third Cup of Wine

14. Recital of the Hallel, traditionally

recited on festivals; drinking of

the Fourth Cup of Wine

15. Conclusion

The children are rewarded when

they ask questions and participate

in the discussion of the Exodus

and its aftermath. Likewise, they

are encouraged to search for the

afikoman, the piece of matzo

which is the last thing eaten at the

Seder. The child or children who

discover the hiding place of the

afikoman are rewarded with a

prize or money.

PURIM

Purim is one of the most joyous

and fun holidays on the Jewish

calendar. It commemorates a time

when the Jewish people living in

Persia were saved from extermination.

The story of Purim is told in the

Biblical book of Esther. The heroes

of the story are Esther, a beautiful

young Jewish woman living in

Persia, and her cousin Mordecai,

who raised her as if she were his

daughter. Esther was taken to the

house of Ahasuerus, King of Persia,

to become part of his harem,

and he loved her more than his

other women and made her queen.

But the king did not know that Esther

was a Jew, because Mordecai

told her not to reveal her nationality.

The villain of the story is Haman,

an arrogant, egotistical advisor to

the king. Haman hated Mordecai

because Mordecai refused to bow

down to Haman, so Haman plotted

to destroy the Jewish people. In a

speech that is all too familiar to

Jews, Haman told the king, “There

is a certain people scattered abroad

and dispersed among the peoples in

all the provinces of thy kingdom;

and their laws are diverse from

those of every people; neither keep

they the king's laws; therefore it

does not profit the king to suffer

them.” Esther 3:8. The king gave

the fate of the Jewish people to

Haman, to do as he pleased to

them. Haman planned to exterminate

all of the Jews.

Mordecai persuaded Esther to

speak to the king on behalf of the

Jewish people. This was a dangerous

thing for Esther to do, because

anyone who came into the

king's presence without being

summoned could be put to death,

and she had not been summoned.

Esther fasted for three days to prepare

herself, then went into the

king. He welcomed her. Later, she

told him of Haman's plot against

her people. The Jewish people

were saved, and Haman was

hanged on the gallows that had

been prepared for Mordecai.

The book of Esther is unusual in

that it is the only book of the bible

that does not contain the name of

G-d. In fact, it includes virtually

no reference to G-d.

Purim is celebrated on the 14th

day of Adar, which is usually in

March. The 14th of Adar is the day

that Haman chose for the extermination

of the Jews. In leap years,

when there are two months of

Adar, Purim is celebrated in the

second month of Adar, so it is always

one month before Passover.

In cities that were walled in the

time of Joshua, Purim is celebrated

on the 15th of the month,

because the book of Esther says

that in Shushan (a walled city),

deliverance from the massacre

was not complete until the next

day.

The word “Purim” means “lots”

and refers to the lottery that

Haman used to choose the date for

the massacre.

The Purim holiday is preceded

by a minor fast, the Fast of Esther,

which commemorates Esther's

three days of fasting in preparation

for her meeting with the king.

The primary commandment related

to Purim is to hear the reading

of the book of Esther. The book

of Esther is commonly known as

the Megillah, which means scroll.

Although there are five books of

Jewish scripture that are properly

referred to as megillahs (Esther,

Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs,

and Lamentations), this is the one

people usually mean when they

speak of The Megillah. It is customary

to boo, hiss, stamp feet

and rattle graggers (noisemakers;

see illustration) whenever the

name of Haman is mentioned in

the service. The purpose of this

custom is to “blot out the name of

Haman.”

We are also commanded to eat,

drink and be merry. According to

the Talmud, a person is required

to drink until he cannot tell the

difference between “cursed be

Haman” and “blessed be Mordecai,”

though opinions differ as to

exactly how drunk that is.

In addition, we are commanded

to send out gifts of food or drink,

and to make gifts to charity. The

sending of gifts of food and drink

is referred to as shalach manos

(lit. sending out portions). A common

treat at this time of year is

hamentaschen (lit. Haman's

pockets). These triangular fruitfilled

cookies are supposed to represent

Haman's three-cornered

hat.

It is customary to hold carnivallike

celebrations on Purim, to

perform plays and parodies, and

to hold beauty contests.

Work is permitted as usual on

Purim, unless of course it falls on

a Saturday.


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 73

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R . . . . . . . . .13101 SW 15 Ct.

S . . . . . . . . .13055 SW 15 Ct.

T . . . . . . . . .13001 SW 15 Ct.

U . . . . . . . . .13000 SW 15 Ct.

V . . . . . . . . .12901 SW 15 Ct.

KINGSLEY

A . . . . . . . . .13475 SW 9 St.

B . . . . . . . . .850 SW 133 Terr.

C . . . . . . . . .750 SW 133 Terr.

D . . . . . . . . .13255 SW 7 Ct.

E . . . . . . . . .13155 SW 7 Ct.

F . . . . . . . . .800 SW 131 Ave.

G . . . . . . . . .13255 SW 9 Ct.

H : . . . . . . . .13355 SW 9 Ct.

J . . . . . . . . .13455 SW 9 Ct.

K . . . . . . . . .801 SW 133 Terr.

L . . . . . . . . .13250 SW 7 Ct.

LANCASTER

A . . . . . . . . .500 SW 130 Terr.

B . . . . . . . . .300 SW 130 Terr.

C . . . . . . . . .100 SW 130 Terr.

NEW HAMPTON

A . . . . . . . . .13550 SW 6 Ct.

B . . . . . . . . .551 SW 135 Ave.

C . . . . . . . . .301 SW 135 Ave.

D . . . . . . . . .13450 SW 3 St.

E . . . . . . . . .300 SW 134 Way

F . . . . . . . . .400 SW 134 Way

G . . . . . . . . .13250 SW 4 Ct.

H . . . . . . . . .251 SW 132 Way

J . . . . . . . . .101 SW 132 Way

K . . . . . . . . .100 SW 132 Way

L . . . . . . . . .200 SW 132 Way

M . . . . . . . .251 SW 134 Way

N . . . . . . . . .151 SW 134 Way

0 . . . . . . . . .13300 SW 1 St.

P . . . . . . . . .13350 SW 1 St.

R . . . . . . . . .150 SW 134 Way

S . . . . . . . . .13455 SW 3 St.

T . . . . . . . . .151 SW 135 Terr.

U . . . . . . . . .13500 SW 1 St.

PLYMOUTH

A . . . . . . . . .13700 SW 11 St.

B . . . . . . . . .950 SW 138 Ave.

C . . . . . . . . .901 SW 138 Ave.

D . . . . . . . . .850 SW 138 Ave.

E . . . . . . . . .801 SW 138 Ave.

F . . . . . . . . .750 SW 138 Ave.

G . . . . . . . . .800 SW 137 Ave.

H . . . . . . . . .700 SW 137 Ave.

J . . . . . . . . .650 SW 138 Ave.

K . . . . . . . . .550 SW 138 Ave.

L . . . . . . . . .550 SW 137 Ave.

M . . . . . . . .13800 SW 5 Ct.

N . . . . . . . . .571 SW 141 Ave.

0 . . . . . . . . .571 SW 142 Ave.

P . . . . . . . . .601 SW 141 Ave.

Q . . . . . . . . .601 SW 142 Ave.

R . . . . . . . . .701 SW 141 Ave.

S . . . . . . . . .701 SW 142 Ave.

SUFFOLK

A . . . . . . . . .13701 SW 12 St.

B . . . . . . . . .13705 SW 12 St.

C . . . . . . . . .13800 SW 14 St.

D . . . . . . . . .13700 SW 14 St.

E . . . . . . . . .1200 SW 137 Ave.

F . . . . . . . . .1400 SW 137 Ave.

G . . . . . . . . .1351 SW 141 Ave.

H . . . . . . . . .1301 SW 142 Ave.

J . . . . . . . . .1201 SW 141 Ave.

K . . . . . . . . .1001 SW 141 Ave.

L . . . . . . . . .900 SW 142 Ave.

M . . . . . . . .901 SW 141 Ave.

N . . . . . . . . .800 SW 142 Ave.

0 . . . . . . . . .801 SW 141 Ave.


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JESUS FERNANDEZ

REALTOR ASSOCIATE

Century Village Resident

• EXPERIENCE

• KNOWLEDGE

• INTEGRITY

BUYING • SELLING

RENTING • INVESTING

My priority is to understand your needs

and budget to simplify the process for you.

954-296-4584

jfareal@hotmail.com

FOR SALE

NEW HAMPTON E408

Large 1/1, Wood Floor, Golf/Lagoon

BUCKINGHAM J314

1/1, Washer/Dryer, Garden

IVANHOE Q302

1/1½, Washer/Dryer, All Tile, Main Lake

CENTURY 21

Yarlex

9835 SW 72nd St, Suite 211 • Miami, Fl 33173

AAUG REALTY, LLC.

Serving Broward County for 20 Years!

Need Advice? Call Me! 954-294-0514

PLYMOUTH W/F MAGNOLIA $235,000 SOLD

BUCKINGHAM 1/1½ $142,000 SOLD

NEW HAMPTON 2/1½ $123,900 SOLD

HAWTHORNE W/F 2/2 $175,000 SOLD

CONDOS FOR SALE

NEW HAMPTON 2 BED, 1½ BATH $114,000

NEW HAMPTON 1 BED, 1 BATH $85,000

CAMBRIDGE 2 BED, 2 BATH $167,000

BUCKINGHAM 1 BED, 1½ BATH $141,000

IVANHOE MAGNOLIA $215,000

Rentals starting at $1100

CALL ME!

CARLOS

JIMENEZ

954-294-0514

AT “YOUR” CONVENIENCE IN PEMBROKE PINES

8:00 AM. TILL 9:00 PM. 7 Days a Week

AAUG REALTY, LLC.

6635 W. Commercial Blvd. #207 • Tamarac, FL 33319

cjimenezaaug@gmail.com

Joseph Glavin

REALTOR

954-455-5000

ATTENTION BUYERS & INVESTORS

EXCLUSIVE BUYER

REPRESENTATION

Who’s representing you?

For 20+ years I have worked with buyers and investors to get them

their best value in Century Village.

AS YOUR EXCLUSIVE BUYER’S AGENT, I will work diligently

to find your FOREVER HOME or next INVESTMENT PROJECT.

✓ FORECLOSURES

✓ ESTATE SALES/PROBATE

✓ FINANCING

✓ SHORT SALES

✓ FIXER UP-ERS

As YOUR representative I can work diligently to get you the BEST

DEAL... AND THERE’S NO COST TO YOU!

(Commission Paid By Seller)

Call Joseph Glavin

954-455-5000


March 2021 The COOPPA Guardian Page 75

SD SERGIO DURAN GROUP/Team

“Committed to Excellence”

John Liguori

Realtor Associate

954-931-1362

jclbiz65@gmail.com

Sergio Duran, P.A.

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Cell: 305-992-0479

Email: sergiodurangroup@aol.com

Sergio & Martha 1956

Martha Montero, P.A.

Realtor / Century Village Resident

Cell: 786-514-9869

Email: mmrealestatetm@yahoo.com

“Going Above and Beyond all Odds”

Providing Personalized Comprehensive

Real Estate Services to Home Buyers

and Sellers

Interested in Buying, Selling, Renting

or Investing in Real Estate?

305-777-3861

6625 Miami Lakes Dr E Suite 322

Miami Lakes, Fl. 33014

Email: Sergio@DuranDuranRealtyfl.com

Web site: WWW.DURANDURANREALTYFL.COM

LUCKY YOU!

YOU ARE LOOKING AT

THE RIGHT AGENT!

BUYING OR SELLING?

Work with a Proven Professional

5% Commission to Sellers

and No Transaction Fees to Buyers

Rosalie Liguori

Personal Assistant to John

954-805-9304

25 year resident and experience in Century Village

Liguori Homes & Investments, Inc.

FOR SALE

2 BR 1½ BA in New Hampton.

Good for Investor. $110,000

New listing: Fantastic 2 BR/1½ BA.

Totally redone.

Xtreme

RealtyTeam.com

Patricia Le Marier

954-661-6918

or Wendell Ensey 954-663-9442

CENTURY VILLAGE

“I am your

neighbor”

NEXT HOME

AAA

REALTY

FOR ALL NEW

LISTINGS ON

THE MARKET

CALL ME FIRST!!

I CAN HELP YOU SELL YOUR CONDO. I AM YOUR

NEIGHBOR LIVING HERE IN CENTURY VILLAGE FOR

34 YEARS. I HAVE LOTS OF BUYERS FOR YOUR CONDO.

PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL!

CALL

FOR SALE

CAMBRIDGE G304 - 2 bedroom 2 bath “J” Jasmine model

located on the golf course. Tiled floors throughout. Enclosed

balcony, washer/dryer, walk-in closet, eat-in kitchen, cool

north/south exposure. GOOD FOR INVESTORS because the

condo can be rented out right away. Listed for $155,000.

PLYMOUTH H411 - 1 bedroom 1½ bath “Hibiscus” model.

This is the newest building in Century Village. This condo has

hurricane proof windows, new air conditioner, new Berber carpeting,

new washer/dryer and an upgraded side-by-side refrigerator.

Hardly lived in - owned by “snowbirds.” Listed for

$129,000.

FOR RENT

PLYMOUTH C406 - 2 bedroom, 2 bath “Primrose” model.

All tiled floors, enclosed balcony, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer.

$1400 monthly.

CINDY POVELKO AT954-296-2794

cindypovelko@gmail.com


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