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Friday, November 29, 2013

A MESSAGE FROM UCO VICE PRESIDENT JOHN GLUSZAK

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What my thoughts were for Thanksgiving
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First I want to thank Anitra for setting up the meals for the homebound & unfortunate. Mrs. Barbara Cornish and Mr. Howard Silver, and I were there to help. For me my biggest and heartfelt moment was when Mr. Silver & I took meals to the needy.
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Then in the evening, my wife & I enjoyed a beautiful dinner and show sponsored by the singles and social club of CV. I wish to thank their president Milton Cohen and his Committee for a wonderful job that they did organizing the dinner and entertainment.
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By: John Gluszak
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

HAPPY HOLIDAYS - A RARE CONFLUENCE OF JOYOUS CELEBRATIONS


Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to all
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

UCO REPORTER - DECEMBER 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


IT'S INAPPROPRIATE

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IT'S INAPPROPRIATE!!!

Many years ago, when I was in public school and started to learn about the history of the United States, one of the very first lessons taught was about the seperation of church and state.  Since then, this concept has come to the fore front many, many times. Most schools have abolished any reference to G-d. It is most inappropriate for a religious instituion to show favoritism and partiality in a Century Village election. I believe the banner posted on the Temple at the Haverhill exit should be taken down immediately.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CROSSROAD MINISTRY - FREE THANKSGIVING MEAL - MAIN CLUBHOUSE PARKING LOT

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Thanksgiving day, starting at 1pm, 300 free meals will be distributed.
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first come first served, MAIN CLUBHOUSE PARKING LOT.
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Dave Israel
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COMING TO OUR THEATER DECEMBER 10, NOT TO BE MISSED - Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

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This show is coming on December 10th., not only to CVWPB  but also to the Kravis Center – same exact show J
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Traditional music and dance of Hungary come alive





The folk music and dance of Hungry lit up the Mainstage 

Theatre at UB’s Center for the Arts on Tuesday night as

 Budapest’s Hungarian State Folk Ensemble presented

 Hungarian Rhapsody, a delightful gypsy-themed journey

 through centuries of traditional Hungarian song and dance.
From the outset, one got the feeling of being transported to 

an authentic Hungarian village 

festival where the village folk – all of them excellent 

musicians, singers and dancers – 

performed traditional dances handed down for generations.
The ensemble, founded in 1951, is a multi-generational 

troupe of 25-plus dancers, an 

ensemble of six divinely talented musicians along with singer 

Agnes Enyedi, who acted as a 

thread weaving through the program; her dulcet voice 

singing 

a range of songs that often 

incited the dancers’ performances while eliciting applause from the audience.
The program in two acts began with the troupe in dances 

originating from northeastern 

Hungary.
In traditional costumes – men in hats, pants and long-sleeve 

shirts, and women in head 

scarves and long skirts that took on a bell shape when they 

twirled – the dancers moved 

quickly through familiar folk dance phrases that saw the 

men clapping and rigorously 

slapping their thighs and boots while the women spun and 

swayed, “whooping” their approval.
The dancing, like many folk dance forms, had similarities to 

Irish jigs and reels, Russian 

dances and others, and the remainder of the program 

featured dances that stemmed from 

that same movement language introduced at the start of the 

show along with several 

musical interludes.
The program’s first act ran through a series of Hungarian 

regional dances from the 

Renaissance period forward.
The dances included several czardas (couples) dances as well 

as all-male and all-female 

numbers with the dancers pulling double duty as singers and 

even sometimes as musicians 

for many of the numbers.
Highlighting the first act was the work “Girls From Moldva,” 

in which eight women sang 

while clasping one anthers’ waists and rapidly circling, 

stomping and shuffling their feet in a 

blur of movement; “Rhythmic Variations”, a rapid-fire solo 

by male dancer Mate Modos in 

spurs, who danced to the sounds of a jew’s harp wildly 

kicking up his legs, tap dancing and 

intensely clapping and slapping at his body.
A rip-roaring, high-spirited dance for the entire ensemble concluded the act.
The program’s second act brought more of the same with a 

succession of wonderfully 

choreographed and patterned dances that took full advantage 

of the dancers’ excellent 

timing and musicality.
Several of the dances featured the cast gathered round in an 

intimate setting singing while a 

few dancers took turns performing in solos, duets and trios.
Most memorable was a section called “Dreaming” in which 

Enyedi sang a song tinged with 

yearning accompanied by a hammered dulcimer player and 

five couples dancing slowly in 

the background.
Also of note was the all-female work “Gossip” and the men’s 

dance “Test of Skills,” in which 

the dancers showed off their skills using bottles, brooms and 

sticks that they spun like batons.
Great music and great dancing by one of the most polished 

traditional folk dance troupes I 

have seen, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble oozed fun and 

proved they were the very definition of entertaining.

Monday, November 25, 2013

BOIL WATER ALERT - WELLINGTON A, B, C, D, AND POOL LIFTED - ALL CLEAR

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THE BOIL ORDER FOR THE WELLINGTON SECTIONS OF CENTURY VILLAGE HAS BEEN CLEARED BY OUR LAB
 
ALLEN DePRIEST
PBCWUD COMMUNICATIONS
 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I wrote a small blurb on the Malcontent Blog answering their blog on WiFi. I don't think it will be published as THEY, whomever they are need to approve it first. That is democracy in action. These people are against anything that is good for the village. They want to keep the village in the past and have no good ideas. They don't want WiFi because it will be good for the village and help to keep the resale prices on condos up. As for Esther Sutofsky what has she done for the village? Nothing. Maybe she should run for president of the synagogue across the street as they hold her in such esteem.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

COUNTING THE AYES AND NAYS

VOTING AT THE DELEGATES' MEETINGS:

It is 5:00 a.m. and I can’t sleep, because I keep thinking about things. One of them is: Is there a better way to count the votes at delegates’ meetings?

Apparently there is concern on the part of some about the accuracy of having three persons count, each person counting the number of raised colored voting slips in a third of the auditorium. I don’t agree with the contention that some of the counters may be cheating, but I do wonder if it is that easy to get an accurate count with so many hands in so many rows raised.

Obviously if a vote is very one-sided, with nearly all the slips being raised, the matter is settled. But if it is not that clear, here is a suggestion that would take a little more time but would save the time (and inconvenience if going to the microphone) in having a roll call vote:

Ask for raised slips one third of the auditorium at a time. TWO persons, each at a microphone, then do the counting of that one-third, one row at a time. The first person calls out “five” for the first row, let’s say. The second person (also counting) calls out “five” and jots down 5 on a notepad. The first row of voters are told to then lower their slips. The two proceed back through, say, ten rows. They then count the number of raised slips, which will be few in number, in all the remaining rows (except the balcony) and when done ask those people to lower their slips. Then they count that third of the balcony. All this is done so everyone can hear what the two say over the sound system—and if they wish keep their own total of the votes.

The other two thirds of the auditorium are done the same way.

The only flaw to this that I can think of (remember it is 5:00 a.m.) is that some unscrupulous person, when his vote has been counted and his slip lowered, might hand his slip back to someone not eligible to vote in the row in back. I don’t think this is too likely, though, and the two doing the counting—not to mention others nearby—could watch for this.

What do you think? Would this work or no?  

Friday, November 22, 2013

BOIL WATER ALERT - WELLINGTON A, B, C, D, AND THE POOL

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A BOIL WATER ORDER IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF WELLINGTON A, B, C, D AND THE POOL
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ALLEN DePRIEST
PBCWUD COMMUNICATIONS
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Dave Israel
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

BOB HOPE

You can never have enough Bob Hope.  If you’ve seen this already---watch again.

TOYS FOR TOTS - DONATE TOY AT UCO NOW

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BRING TOY TO UCO AND  PLACE IN BOX IN LOBBY
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THANKS!
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Dave Israel
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UCO INSURANCE PROGRAM - RENEWAL PRESENTATION

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Dave Israel
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

The French Connection

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More than 300 French speaking residents of CV and members of ''Le Cercle des Bons Amis'' gathered in the Clubhouse this morning for our autumn get together. About 300 more are due to arrive between now and early January. 33 sub-goups were formed identifying sporting and cultural activities that meet the needs and interests of members. ''Le Cercle des Bons Amis'' celebrates it's 15th  anniversary this year. A full report of today's event will be published in the January issue of the UCO Reporter.   

Andre Legault
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

FIDE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS SATURDAY

The FIDE 2013 World Chess Championship Tournament, in Chennai, India, begins this Saturday. This may be the most anticipated chess tournament since Bobby Fischer played Boris Spassky in Iceland in 1972 and wrested the world title from him. Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the highest ranked player ever at 2872, will be challenging Viswanathan Anand of India, the current World Champion. Anand is 47. Carlsen is only 22 but the heavy favorite.

I would love to be able to follow the tournament as we did the 1972 tournament, which was televised. They would show where each player moved, and then you would have time to set up a board with men in the same positions and discuss where YOU would next move. Experts would give their opinions, and then everyone would see where the two finalists actually moved. Often the games are draws, but there are usually some exciting ones.

Does anyone know how one could best follow this on TV or on the Internet at home? If necessary I would even be willing to pay something (not a fortune, thank you) to view the event.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

DO NOT FORGET - FREEDOM IS NOT FREE - HONOR THEIR SERVICE

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.
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Dave Israel
US Army Security Agency
Sept. 1962 - August 1965
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Example of "dog rules" being ignored!!

Yesterday, Nov.9th,2013 between the hour of 9AM and 9;30 Am while walking along the periphery  from Somerset A entrance to Berkshire A, a man was walk ing a mid-sized grayish dog. when we approached him about his walking the dog on "common area" he huffed and walked a way. he lives in apt #5 Berkshire A. If Berkshire A ,OK's dog that's their decision. Walking a dog around the periphery ( a friend saw him at Stradford ,earlier) then  our rules about dogs is not being followed . there are people who are afraid of dogs,  there who walk when it is still dark and seeing a dog can be scary need not have to put up with people?owners/renters/visitors who refuse to follow Century Village rules.

Friday, November 8, 2013

The photo of the clubhouse with its new coat of paint is posted on Part II of the Blog.  I cannot comment there, but I will here.

The selection of colors and the pattern of the paint on the building is not appealing.  In the old Irish:  'tis ugly..truly.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

WI-FI

I have been told that Comcast now offers WI-FI as part of its services.  Can we find out more about this offering.  Perhaps with their technology and equiment, they have the infrastructure to provide it here in Century Village.  I have been informed that if CV were to provide its own WI-FI, tit would jeopardize our existing contract with Comcast and that CV may have to return the "Gateway Money" of more than $2 million dollars?

Can someone provide some clarifiaction here?

Thanks

HOB

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Please open the "transponder" lane 24 hours

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Why is the "transponder" lane closed again????????????  Why do we have it, IF, it is not safe??  Where is this list of names of people not wanting it open at night?  Has anybody seen it?  Is anybody on it?  Can't we put it to a VOTE??  Can I sit at the gate at night and ask the people who are coming in at that time to vote on it?  Can I get a half off on my transponder, if, I only use it half a day?

Can a officer motion for this be put to a vote????????

PLEASE 



Monday, November 4, 2013

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - NOVEMBER 1, 2013, - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Century Village Delegate Assembly 11-1-2013 - 1 - PART 1
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Century Village Delegate Assembly 11-1-2013 - 2 - PART 2
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Century Village Delegate Assembly 11-1-2013 - 3 - PART 3
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Dave Israel
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

ORDERLY DELEGATE ASSEMBLY PASSES BUDGET

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Thank you David for hiring some Sheriff deputies to man our Delegates meeting.  When my husband, Bob Marshall was President, he also was presented with a group of people whose only purpose was to disrupt meetings.  It was at the beginning of the golf course battle.  Bob was very frustrated at the actions of this small group.  They did not want to have any opposing views allowed on the floor of the delegates meetings.  Bob was neutral but he wanted the delegates to be given the chance to hear other views so they could decide for themselves.  First at one meeting, there was a move to appoint a "Sargent of Arms" to help keep the flow of information to the delegates open and informed.  Dave Israel got up to present the case.  He was roundly booed down and not allowed to speak.  Another month Matthew Perry was introduced to present a different offer for the golf course property.  Again he was not allowed the decency to present his proposal without a lot of  interruptions from the golf course group.  After that Bob arranged to have a sheriff's  presense at the meeting to ensure order and freedom of speech.  That worked. 

It all sounds like what happened at Brown University this week, a blow to education.  If our college students are not allowed or encouraged to listen to opposing views and able to evaluate them in PS classes, where are we going? 

I am sorry but all the things that Esther and her group are accusing David of are an example of what they are doing every day.  Censor and disrupt.
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Friday, November 1, 2013

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - NOVEMBER 1, 2013

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Today's Delegates Meeting was refreshing.  No name calling or disruptions.  The 2014 Budget was passed without the usual noise.  It was a a great departure from what was expected based on recent history.

I hope future meetings can be conducted as well.

Thanks to all.
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