exciting things are happen-ing here in the Village. The bil-liards
room is open, but with some restrictions (room capacity 12- 2
players per table, bring your own billiard stick). Ping Pong at
Hastings Clubhouse. – 2 players per table, bring your own paddle
and balls. The wood shop is now open with limited occupancy. The
Hasting’s gym is open with limited capacity and self-sanitizing
equipment before and after use. No showers or dressing areas are
good ideas blossom even in this time of the pandemic. My friend
Dorothy called to tell me that her church was having a Thanksgiving
meal prepared and packaged for take-out at a very modest donation.
She asked if I would be interested in purchasing this dinner and
sharing the holiday with her at one of our pools. Outdoor dining is
all the rage. I loved the suggestion. She also asked me to talk to
some of our mutual friends if they might like to join us. The idea
appealed to our friends and they asked could they invite some other
people. The number grew and grew but to ensure social distancing, we
stopped the number of people at 18. Dorothy would pick up all the
dinners at her church (with the help at some volunteers there) and
then drive over to the pool where some of our attendees would help
her distribute the dinners. I arranged to have our maintenance
people set up several large tables with the chairs placed
appropriately spaced. We informed everyone that masks had to be worn
before and after eating. I am bringing Prosecco so that we can all
toast a Happy Thanksgiving.
- "Of all possessions a friend is the most precious." –
our snow-birds be coming back as the number of Covid-19 cases climb?
Slowly, is the answer here in our community. Some from New York have
chosen to drive down I-95 while others have opted to fly at odd
hours with less people on the flight. As Burt Reynolds said,
"Florida is a very healing place."
Security, Advisory, COP, CERT, Insurance, Beautification,
Bids/Infrastructure, Operations, Officers, Finance and Executive
Committees all will hold regular meetings in Classroom C. Our
maintenance crew has replaced old water coolers with non-touch water
coolers - two in lobby; two next to elevators. Just stand in front
of one to trigger the water.
will be several "back to normal" activities come December
1. The indoor pool will reopen – there will be free recently
released movies in the theater 5 times a week (albeit at 25%
capacity or 275 people). Additionally, several other activities will
be available in the clubhouse – billiards, ping pong, the wood
shop and the card room (with tables set at social distancing). Of
course, masks will be required in all the venues and hand sanitizers
will be available.
a reminder for those considering alterations to their units - there
are publications instructing owners of projects that can be done in
a unit without a permit and types of construction that require
permits. Make sure your contractor is licensed and insured. If you
do not adhere to these laws, trouble follows.
"Life is what happens when you’re busy making other
plans." – John Lennon
the start of Phase 3 – Step 1 now in effect in Palm Beach County,
some things have changed here in the Village. Bocci and shuffleboard
are now open as are the Hastings Pools. Picnic Island is open but no
barbequing. For you readers, the library is open by appointment.
Just call the Ticket Office and someone will escort you. Please wear
a mask. You will have 15 minutes to make your selections.
knows Dom. DOMENIC GUARNAGIA. You see him at meetings, at UCO
and you call him when you have a building problem.. But most of you
do not KNOW Dom. He was born in Boston and lived there the first 68
years of his life. He has a B.S in Education and a M.Ed from Boston
State College and a C.A.G.S. in Urban Planning, as well. He was in
his twenties when he met the Irish colleen, Kathleen. She was
and still is the love of his life, 57 years later. Since moving to
Century Village, Dom continues to live by his belief that he was put
on this earth to DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR SOMEONE ELSE EVERY DAY OF HIS
LIFE. He is a Vice President in UCO and has served on the Executive
Board, Operations Committee and Chairperson of the Bids and
Infrastructure Committee since its inception. To this quote by Bob
Marley, "Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with
the life you’re living?" Dom can certainly answer,
upbeat is the key to life." — David Frost
Phase 3 opening in Palm Beach County, the Village continues to be
vigilant with caring for our people. Glow Cleaning Plus performed a
special deep cleaning of the UCO Office, with emphasis on
disinfection of desktops, counters, plumbing fixtures, doors, and
other "high touch" areas. Floors were scrubbed and windows
were cleaned. All surfaces were treated with an electrostatic
fogger, containing a virucidal product. All this was done for the
benefit of those who volunteer there and for your sake, so that you
don’t have to be afraid to visit there with your condo problems or
your special needs.
old adage "good things come in small packages" certainly
applies to 4’11" Aline Friedman, who this week is
celebrating her 102nd birthday. Aline was born in New York City
during the 1918 "flu epidemic" and attended public schools
there. She was a dynamo who climbed the ranks of Saks Fifth Avenue
where she became a financial executive. Aline was a world traveler
who visited every continent except Antarctica. She visited Russia,
and China & Israel twice. She marked this special occasion with
her caregivers Ana, Yanetta, Debbie and her devoted niece, Gail
Weiss, who flew in from California to be with her aunt. HAPPY
keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent
that is to triumph over old age."
on-property Atlantic Broadband Cable Store, 5400 Fairway Street,
reopened on 9/14. To ensure customer and employee safety, please
comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols that have been put in
place by ABB when visiting the store.
9/3, a CV unit owner reported a small gator in the Dover B parking
lot. Florida Fish and Wildlife was called. A Conservation Officer
responded, captured the gator, and transported it to a wild area
in Western Palm Beach County.
are approximately 7.800 condos in CV and at the present time there
are 188 units for sale. The average time on the market is 133
days. It is definitely a buyers market but sellers are still
getting 91% of their asking price.
Friedman, Esq. informs us that on July 1, 2020, several statutory
changes went into effect that are designed to give Associations
some ability to address fraudulent requests for Emotional Support
Animals - . Section 817.265, Florida Statutes, criminalizes
fraudulent ESA requests.
V.P.s – Fausto Fabbro and David Boas now provide
notary services at the UCO office for association business.
Fausto also does watch battery replacement – no need to leave
me, it's that I contributed, that I'm on this planet doing some
good and making people happy. That's to me the most important
thing." Ellen DeGeneres
8/17, Cano Health, at the CV Medical Building, opened. Started on
8/24, they will provide on-site COVID-19 testing to residents.
Details for this courtesy service, including registration, are
available at 282-2960.
the Atlantic Broadband on-site Cable Store still closed, and with
no reopening planned for the foreseeable future, CV residents must
rely on the ABB Customer Service number (844-489-7509).
synagogue on the grounds. Anshei Shalom, will be holding Rosh
Hashana and Yom Kippur services. Rosh Hashanah 2020 begins before
sundown on Friday, Sept. 18, and ends after nightfall on Sunday,
September 20. Yom Kippur 2020 begins before sundown on Sunday,
September 27, and ends after nightfall on Monday, September 28.
For times of services, call 684-3212.
will get a person almost anywhere- except through a door marked
"pull." That’s what I have tried to tell those who
have broken our pool gates twice in 2 weeks necessitating costly
repairs. Some people who live in condos seem to forget it is their
money being spent for this unnecessary expense.
next time, remember something Abraham Lincoln said, "Most
people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Back to the new "now". Friends are special people in
your lives. They are the ones we share our deepest secrets with.
It’s good to send good morning wishes to friends to make them
wake up with a smile.
truly good person is not afraid to think from their heart. Kathy
Beucler and Terry Lauricella volunteer on Thursdays at
the Hospice Store, Joy Van Arnam makes beautiful, double
sided masks and Kathy McCarthy continues to deliver to your
door, delicious meals at a very low price.
UCO office still operates with a skeleton staff for bar codes,
gate/guest passes and Investigations. Only one person at a time is
admitted. UCO committees meet - members only- social distancing.
Glow Cleaning regularly fogger-sanitizes all of the buses and all
passengers and drivers continue to be required to wear masks. The
Atlantic Broadband dedicated customer service number for Century
Village residents is 844-489-7509. The synagogue on the grounds,
Anshei Shalom, has services on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Our CERT’s (Community Emergency Response Team), led by John
Hess, is ready if and when hurricanes occur.
As the Dalai Lama said, "Happiness is not something ready
made. It comes from your own actions."
to the new "now." While many of our activities have been
cancelled, many of our amenities are still available. Our
clubhouse is closed (No shows, movies or card playing), but our
two outdoor pools there are open from 8:00 am-7:30 pm for swimming
(no water aerobics). Though the number of swimmers are limited at
any one time, we still have our area pools at Camden, Dorchester,
Kent, Southampton and Somerset which are open and can be enjoyed
by all residents of the Village. The five private pools are open
(2 at Wellington, 1 each at Greenbrier, Golf’s Edge and Oxford
for residents of those areas only).
activities are encouraged as long as social distancing is
maintained. NO shuffleboard, petanque or bocce, but YES to
pickleball, tennis and racquetball, doubles play 7 days a week
8:00 am-6:30 pm. Aren’t we lucky. Even the gym at the Fitness
Center is open from 7:00 am-3:00 pm 5 days a week with limited
time (7:00 am-noon) on weekends. So physically many of our needs
are met and we even have limited entertainment. On Saturday we
have free, pre-recorded video performances available with a
fabulous selection of artists.
our on-site Walgreens Pharmacy is open 6 days a week and they even
deliver. There is also a woman who provides non-processed, non-GMO
dinners (very varied menu) for $5 per meal delivered to your door.
Our UCO office is open, staffed by volunteers, who provide us with
course, there are no visitors from up North and we all have to
WEAR OUR MASKS. So, while life for all of us is very different
with the Covid-19 pandemic, we will survive and thrive WITH A
SMILE ON OUR FACES. So stay well and stay safe.
Condo News print newspaper is published every other Wednesday. It is circulated throughout Palm Beach County, from
Delray to North Palm Beach, and from Singer Island, Palm Beach and
South Palm Beach to Royal Palm Beach, in Condominium, Cooperative
and Home Owner Association Communities. For more information, or to
have the Condo News brought to your community, e-mail us or
write to: 131 Springdale Circle, Palm Springs, FL 33461 Tel:(561)