REGENCY AT MONROE NEWS UPDATE – JULY 15, 2017

BIRTHDAY’S & ANNIVERARY’S – JULY

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SIDEWALKS/STREETS/COBBLESTONE CURBS/HOMES

Many residents have written me or have told me that they have received a letter from the HOA for the homeowner to powerwash their home.

I guess someone has walked the community to check and see if our homes should be powerwashed.  The problem I see and so do many others, if these individuals are walking on our sidewalks I doubt very much if a home looks worse than our sidewalks.  If I took a poll asking residents if our homes look nicer than our sidewalks, what do you think will be the answser?  My sidewalks are green, black, dark brown and light brown and our HOA is concerned about our homes?  Something doesn’t make sense.

Now, who should pay for cleaning our sidewalks.  I had sent the HOA pictures of our sidewalks before transition of section 1 showing how disgusting our sidewalks are.  The cost of cleaning should be part of what we received in our transition.  However, all we are told is that we received $1.9 million but what is covered in this amount?

The other problem, which I guess was overlooked by the HOA regarding our sidewalks is that there should be some rubber, or some type of filler, between sidewalks and the spacing shouldn’t be over a certain amount.  I would suggest that women don’t wear high heals when walking on my sidewalks since the gap is almost, or maybe, over 1 inch and there is just a hole, no filler and/or no rubber filling.

Now let me talk about our cobblestone curbs.  During transition, some guys came around and put cement in where cement was missing on our cobblestone curbs.  Guess what, it might have lasted 1 month.  So when the HOA looked at our homes, did they look at the missing concrete or the cracked concrete in our cobblestone curbs?  I am not a concrete person but filling in a ¾” gap with concrete that cars ride over, did we think that this would last even a year?

Now let me talk about our streets.  All the cracks were filled in with black tar.  The street behind me looks like a crossword puzzle.  Yet, the HOA accepted this or didn’t they?  So if we see a home that has some black and the homeowner was asked to powerwash, then the HOA, in it’s transition should have asked Toll to do something about the “paint job” in the streets.

Maybe this email should serve notice to the HOA that they shouldn’t look at our homes until they take care of all the more disgusting features of our community.  Again, the responsibility of who pays for this shouldn’t be a residents – it should have been Toll’s responsibility as part of the Transition.

At one time I wasn’t receiving many of the sendouts by the HOA.  However, before sending letters to homeowners, it would have been nice if the HOA sent out an email saying that in 1 month they will be checking our homes to see if it needs powerwashing.  It might have saved a lot of letters that the HOA sent to homeowners.  My apologies if they did send it out, but I never received one.

EMAIL SENDOUTS

As you can tell, I send out many emails during the week.  My main email goes out on Saturdays.  My weekday emails are usually emergencies or something that needs immediate attention, like selling tickets before my Saturday email.

I hope the community understands that sending out emails IMMEDIATELY can’t be done all the time unless it is something that needs immediate attention.

My MAILCHIMP emails also have some limitations as to how many emails I can send out over a given period of time.  So I use the HOA EMAILER when I reach these limitations.

I have brought to the attention of the HOA that their email list is missing many email addresses (including mine which was on the list, off the list, on the list).  Names just fall off of this list.  My MAILCHIMP list is more complete with over 150 more email addresses then my HOA EMAILLR.  So, when I send out a message during the week by using the HOA EMAILER, not all of you will be receiving this message.  The only time you will know about the message is if a friend says, “did our receive Ron’s email?”

I will be working on making my MAILCHIMP list as complete as possible.  Once this is done, I will be looking for another email service that will give me better pricing on sending out as many emails as I want.

HIGH SCHOOLS

At the top of this page (under Regency Emailer) you will find HIGH SCHOOLS.  Please check to see if you are on the list and if you are listed in the correct high school.  If not, please let me know
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DO YOU KNOW HOW TO FOLD AN AMERICAN FLAG


If anyone can help me, or knows of someone who can help me, properly fold an American flag for display in a triangular display box, please contact me at 732-513-9496

Thanks,

Bruce Rothenberg

HAVING A CANDIDATES NIGHT AT REGENCY

The following email was sent to me by Mark Klein.  Many of the residents in adult communities are up in arms regarding our current legislators doing absolutely nothing in trying to get Monroe Twp a fair share of school aid from the State.

Here is Mark’s email

This is probably the most important State election for our district #14 for State Senator and two Assemblymen. We can no longer rely on Greenstein, Benson and DeAngelo as they have proven for the last ten years in helping our school district receive their fair share in state funding,
THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING EXCEPT FOR TWO FARCES, THE LAST JUST MONTHS AGO JUST TO GET THEM RE-ELECTED.
 Our residents should be allowed to ask questions and are entitled to receive answers from the three incumbents for their non-action as well as to meet and ask questions of their major opponents. For State Senate Ileana Schirmer, For State Assemblymen Kristian Stout and Steve Uccio their choice to elect quality replacements, WHO WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO HELP ALL RESIDENTS OF MONROE TWP AND ALL THE CHILDREN OF MONROE TWP.
It is no longer Democrat vs. Republicans it is doers and not doers. We would invite representatives from other adult communities to attend, would need the expanded ballroom.
I request that we hold a Candidates Night in September inviting all six candidates to speak. It should be held by the H.O.A. or if needed could be the Fishing Club.
Charlie was to look into setting up dates but probably did nothing and was voted out of office.
Please help us, we need your support.
Mark Klein

HERB ZUKERBERG YIDDISH CLUB PRESENTS

BREAKFAST PROGRAM SERVING BAGELS & LOX

FEATURING  SONG STYLIST LISA SHERMAN
PERFORMING JEWISH SONGWRITERS

SUNDAY AUGUST 13 JUNE 30 AT 10:00AM
$18 Per Person

NO ADMISSIONS AT THE DOOR
NO RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 3RD

CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE REGENCY YIDDISH CLUB

CONTACTS : RICHARD LANS 87 BETH PAGE 605 1828
RENEA ZUKERBERG 21 COUNTRY CLUB 521 0999

REGENCY’S BASKETBALL TEAM WINS THE MAYOR’S CUP

Regency’s Basketball team won the 2017 Mayor’s Cup event held at the Recreation Center this past week.

Competition from four other communities was fierce, but Regency managed to squeak it out at the end.

Team members were Jim Florin, Barry Kleinman, Bob Shumsky, George Steinberg and Howard Wachs.

The team would like to thank Alan Wolff for his assistance as their scorekeeper.

VENDOR SPECIALS ENDING JULY 31ST

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WOMEN’S GROUP – SQUARE DANCE

Sign-up begins Monday, July 24th for our Monday, August 14th square  dance.  Come join us for this fun and free event.  A caller will lead us  through moves and squares as we enjoy the evening. Snacks served.

RSVP to Harriet Fabrykant no later than August 4th.

Regency Car Club

Road Rally – Save the date – August 20

The Regency Car Club will be holding their annual road rally on Sunday, August 20. You and your navigator will take a scenic drive through the back roads of New Jersey while looking for clues to many interesting questions.

The rally will conclude at the clubhouse with a delicious lunch by Sir Ives Catering.

The cost for driver and navigator is $45. This popular event fills up quickly, so send an email to RegencyCarClub@gmail.com for entry information.

The next meeting of the Regency Car Club is Monday, July 10 at 7:30pm in the Tennis Pavilion.

Non-members are welcome to join us.

NOTE: THERE ARE JUST 8 SPOTS LEFT AND THEN THERE WILL BE A WAITING LIST

TIMESHARE AVAILABLE

I have both a two bedroom and three bedroom unit available at beautiful Playa Royale in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

In addition to a championship golf course and European spa, there are all the usual facilities available at a better time share. You will find it to be a great value  at $1395.

Alan 732 561 -2302.

REGENCY MEN’S BOOK CLUB

The Regency Men’s Book Club typically meets the first Wednesday of every month at 4 PM at the Clubhouse.  Books selected are from all genres, both fiction and nonfiction.  The goals of the club are to read, to learn, and to enjoy our discussions and each other.  For more information call Lou Flumen at 732-641-2495 or email  him at louflumen@gmail.com.

Listed below are the book selections for the next two months:

August 2:  Five Days at Memorial, by Sheri Fink

September 6:  The Innocent, by  Harlan Coben

MEN’S CLUB – METS PHILLY GAME

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Regency Hadassah

Join Regency Hadassah and find out about the

Secret Jews and Hidden Lives Medieval Times to the 21stCentury

Monday evening, August 21 at 7PM in the Regency Club House Ballroom

Enjoy this thought provoking night with Regency Hadassah as we meet Antonia J. Martinez (Julie) who will provide insight into the history of the Jewish population of the Iberian Peninsula and its ramifications centuries later. Born into the Catholic faith, Julie was innately drawn to Judaism without any rational explanation.  She began a search without knowing what she was searching for or why.  The answer revealed itself to her over a period of three decades.  Come listen to her historical and personal discoveries that have led her to embrace her newly found heritage, stifled over the course of centuries past.  Learn about the hidden lives of Crypto Jews.  Following the Spanish Edict of Expulsion in 1492, many Jews publicly converted to Catholicism, yet continued to practice Judaism in secrecy.  Learn about all of this and so much more.

This meeting is open to all.

Refreshments to be served.   RSVP to Genia Beeferman at genhow181@gmail.com or call 732-656-4525 or Leslie Kohn at holekow@gmail.com or call 732-656-1412.  (Call either numbers between 9AM and 9PM please).  We must have RSVPs in advance so that we can plan for the appropriate amount of seating!!!!

 

HARMONY IN MOTION – DJ  GARY MORTON

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ADMISSIONS PASS TO FEDERAL PARKS

Thank you Phil Levy for sending us this information

The  pass you purchase for admission to Federal Parks.,Seniors pay 10.00 now and 80.00 after Aug 31.

So if you buy now at $10 I believe it will last forever.

Here is the link:

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MONROE TOWNSHIP – CONGREGATION BEIT SHALOM

I get asked by many new residents if there is a conservative Jewish Synagogue in Monroe Townhsip.  Here is the info. that was sent to me:

Congregation Beit Shalom is the only conservative Jewish Synagogue in Monroe Township.  We are located in the Concordia Shopping Center, convenient to all of the communities and private homes in our area.

Our Synagogue is quite unique in what we offer to our Congregants…
• Egalitarian Women have Aliya’s and Honors.

• The only Conservative Synagogue in this area to offer minyan twice daily, morning and evening
• Our dues, at the present time, are $200.00 per person.

• Our High Holiday services are held in the Marasco Theater in the Middle School on Perrineville Road

• Our Sisterhood Club offers luncheons, trips, card parties and other entertainment, as well

• Our Men’s Club also offers many events for both men and women

• The Education Committee offers informative films, lectures, etc.

• The opportunity to learn Hebrew, prayers, songs and ritual

We invite you to visit our beautiful Congregation Beit Shalom and we hope that you will consider making it your place of worship.

Please call the office (609-395-1952) or end us an email at info@beitshalomnj.com for more information.

MOVING FROM REGENCY – ITEMS FOR SALE

We are moving from Regency and have a number of items which we are offering for sale.

These include a GRANGE WOODEN DINETTE SET of 6 chairs and a 55” SUNBURST ROUND TABLE with two (2)- 12” extensions stored beneath the table top.

We also have a GRANGE BAKERS RACK 60”H x 27”W x 14”D, a SOHMER BABY GRAND PIANO, various Bric-a-Brack items, artificial plants in beautiful Chinese pots, a custom built small Entertainment Cabinet 38”W x 28”H x 18”D and various JAY STRONGWATER pieces.

If you are interested, please call 732-672-0040 for an appointment.

SMALL BABY GRAND PIANO FOR SALE

We have a 1935 Small Baby Grand Piano for sale. Please call 732-521-1170. The price is negotiable.

ABBA TICKET FOR SALE FOR TONIGHTS PERFORMANCE

I am selling one Abba ticket for tonights night’s show. Contact Debbie 908-692-8816

FOUR GOLF BAGS FOR FREE

I have  4  golf bags if anyone wants one or more to call   bobbyb    732 539 0959

 REGENCY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

The next meeting of the Regency Digital Photography Club will be next Thursday, July 20 at 4:00 PM in the Tennis Pavilion.  This meeting will feature what we are calling a “Photography Video Jukebox”.  A number of short vignette tutorials from the B&H series of learning videos has been selected.  From these topics, those in attendance will chose several for our viewing.  None are more than 15 minutes.  These subjects have information that varies from a beginner to advanced nature.  So take a break from the heat. All residents are invited.  Any questions call Howard Wichansky.
Expand your horizons in photography and join us. 

THE CARPENTERS

The other day I was watching PBS and they had the music and story of Karen Carpenter.

Back in the 60’s and early 70’s her music was beyond FANTASTIC.  Her life ended sadly but her music remains on.  So I made a little jukebox so that you can list to many of her songs.  Just click on the song.  Hope you enjoy it.

  1. CARPENTERS_-_YESTERDAY_ONCE_MORE 3:58
  2. CARPENTERS_-_WE'VE_ONLY_JUST_BEGUN 3:04
  3. CARPENTERS_-_TOP_OF_THE_WORLD 2:58
  4. CARPENTERS_-_THE_END_OF_THE_WORLD 2:26
  5. CARPENTERS_-_SUPERSTAR 3:48
  6. CARPENTERS_-_SING_A_SONG 3:20
  7. CARPENTERS_-_SILVER_BELLS 5:29
  8. CARPENTERS_-_RAINY_DAYS_AND_MONDAYS 3:40
  9. CARPENTERS_-_PLEASE_MR_POSTMAN 2:53
  10. CARPENTERS_-_NO_PLACE_LIKE_HOME 2:36
  11. CARPENTERS_-_MERRY_CHRISTMAS_DARLING 3:06
  12. CARPENTERS_-_I_WON'T_LAST_A_DAY_WITHOUT_YOU 3:50
  13. CARPENTERS_-_I_CAN'T_MAKE_MUSIC 3:20
  14. CARPENTERS_-_HURTING_EACH_OTHER 2:49
  15. CARPENTERS_-_FOR_ALL_WE_KNOW 2:35
  16. CARPENTERS_-_DO_YOU_HEAR_WHAT_I_HEAR 2:53
  17. CARPENTERS_-_CLOSE_TO_YOU 3:41
  18. CARPENTERS_-_CANT_SMILE_WITHOUT_YOU 3:23
  19. CARPENTERS_-_ANGEL_IN_THE_MORNING 5:16
  20. CARPENTERS - YESTERDAY ONCE MORE 3:58
  21. CARPENTERS - WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN 3:04
  22. CARPENTERS - TOP OF THE WORLD 2:58
  23. CARPENTERS - THE END OF THE WORLD 2:26
  24. CARPENTERS - SUPERSTAR 3:48
  25. CARPENTERS - SING A SONG 3:20
  26. CARPENTERS - SILVER BELLS 5:29
  27. CARPENTERS - RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS 3:40
  28. CARPENTERS - PLEASE MR POSTMAN 2:53
  29. CARPENTERS - NO PLACE LIKE HOME 2:36
  30. CARPENTERS - MERRY CHRISTMAS DARLING 3:06
  31. CARPENTERS - I WON'T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU 3:50
  32. CARPENTERS - I CAN'T MAKE MUSIC 3:20
  33. CARPENTERS - HURTING EACH OTHER 2:49
  34. CARPENTERS - FOR ALL WE KNOW 2:35
  35. CARPENTERS - DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR 2:53
  36. CARPENTERS - CLOSE TO YOU 3:41
  37. CARPENTERS - CANT SMILE WITHOUT YOU 3:23
  38. CARPENTERS - ANGEL IN THE MORNING 5:16

THAT’S IT FOR NOW
RON 

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