POSSIBLE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR DRYER VENT
A resident sent me the following email. If you have had similar problems let me know and maybe going to Toll as a group, the problem would be taken care of. Here is the message:
I had my roofer from Marlboro come to my house yesterday. He said there is a design flaw with the dryer vent. It should be situated on the side of the house not the top. I asked him to repair the roof since I was getting leaks into the garage ceiling and floor.
He said he has discovered this problem many times in our community. I had Toll a week ago and I was told it was the dryer vent, the water comes in when it’s raining on a windy day. They of course denied fixing the issue. My roofer recommended I get someone to shift the vent to the side of the house. If that doesn’t work, he said it may be an issue with the island on the roof funneling water into the attic instead of the gutter. Any suggestions? I probably have to get permission for the fix.r
HARMONY IN MOTION
DJ GARY MORTON – JANUARY 20TH
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PROBLEMS WITH OUR WATER PRESSURE
I received a few emails from residents dealing with the water pressure problem. Some days it is okay and some days it isn’t.
A few months ago I wrote that the pipes in our streets (in some sections of Regency) are bursting. In the communities we came from, how many pipes in the streets burst? I lived in Manalapan for 32 years and not one pipe burst
Here in Section 1 and maybe section 2 we have pipes bursting in our streets. I think it is around 5-6 “bursts” which can cause our water pressure to decrease. Periodically the township will open some fire hydrants as a test. This may cause a decrease in water pressure.
In section 1 and maybe parts of section 2 I believe the composition of the pipes that were used was not what they are now recommending. Plastic pipes are now being used because the acidity of the soil would eat away at certain metal pipes. So what can we expect for the future – PIPES BURSTING! When I spoke with the township’s water department the answer was, when a pipe breaks in the streets, we will replace the pipe. However, I know of one resident who had the pipe break on his lawn and he had to pay to have it replaced.
Unfortunately nothing illegal was done since I believe at the time our water pipes were put in our streets, the code allowed these metal pipes.
So keep your eyes open for any water in the streets.
MORE INFO ON THE RECALL OF THE KIDDLE SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
(THANK YOU ALAN BRISKIN FOR THE INFO)
Just spoke with Kidde regarding the recall of the Kidde Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Model KN-COSM-IB. Kidde can be reached at (855) 239-0490. They were very courteous and helpful. This should provide the information needed to help residents obtain replacements.
What they will need is the following:
Model number and number of units currently installed
Date of Manufacture, found on the inside of the alarm itself
A single image of the back of each of the alarms to be replaced
On the email they sent me, covering the items listed above, they also provide a Reference ID for future support. Once they receive the photos of the back of each alarm, Kidde will send you the number of replacements that you currently have installed. And the best part? They are totally free.
They also told me that there are no wiring changes to be made
LOST HEART SHAPED DIAMOND RING
Lost small heart shaped diamond ring Thursday. Not worth much money, but very sentimental. Entered through front door, played canasta in front room, went to cafe for coffee, used ladies room, exited by salon. Please call Anne 732-606-7978. Thank you
MEN’S CLUB NOVEMBER MEETING
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CLICK ON LINK TO SEE OUR FIRE COMMISSIONERS “THE KAPLANS”
WE ARE RUNNING FOR REELECTION AS YOUR FIRE COMMISSIONERS IN FIRE DISTRICT 3. THE ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018, AT THE CLUBHOUSE FROM 2 TO 9 PM. YOU CAN ALSO VOTE FOR US BY MAIL, USING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST TO RECEIVE A RETURN BALLOT EITHER AT YOUR HOME OR YOUR WINTER ADDRESS. ONLY FILL IN QUESTIONS 1 THROUGH 9. THERE IS NO POSTAGE NECESSARY. YOU CAN PICK UP A REQUEST BY MAIL APPLICATION AT THE CLUBHOUSE NEAR THE CONCIERGE DESK. ALL REGISTERED VOTERS HERE AT REGENCY CAN VOTE IN THIS ELECTION.
THANK YOU. JOEL AND GERALD
(EMAILER’S NOTE: WE NEED JOEL AND JERRY RE-ELECTED. THEY HELPED IN GETTING OUR FIRE COMPANY TO CHANGE OUR FIRE/SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES. NO OTHER FIRE COMPANY DOES THIS)
CHANGING BATTERIES IN YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS
MONROE TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT 3 IS OFFERING TO REPLACE YOUR SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES AT NO CHARGE.
PLEASE HAVE THE 9 VOLT BATTERIES AVAILABLE. WE WILL COME TO YOUR HOME TO INSTALL THEM FOR YOU NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 31st.
732-521-3498 EXT. 4
FIRE COMMISSIONERS JOEL KAPLAN, GERALD KAPLAN, JIM FISHER
WOMEN’S GROUP MESSAGES
Bingo last Monday evening was a huge success with over 270 players.
We want to thank those in attendance for their support in our 50/50 raffle, the proceeds of which enabled us to make a most generous and most needed donation to the Monroe Food Pantry.
We have helped brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for those in need. Remember that Bingo will be back again in March.
Come celebrate the season with our Holiday Party, Monday, December 11th at 6:30, We will enjoy dinner catered by Food Architects and laugh with the hilarious ventriloquist/comedienne Sylvia Fletcher. $25.
In the holiday spirit, we will be collecting unwrapped toys, $10 value, no stuffed animals please, for Jamesburg Families in Need and/or gift cards for Target, Walmart, ShopRite or Dunkin’ Donuts for The ARC, an organization and group homes for intellectually and developmentally challenged adults, as well as a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital from our 50/50 raffle.
RSVP to Elaine Robin with your completed table of 10, (12 top tables are sold out), no later than December 2nd.
REGENCY SINGLES MINGLES
COME JOIN US – ALL REGENCY SINGLES ARE WELCOME
DO ACTIVITIES WITH OTHER SINGLES. MEMBERSHIP $30 WE MEET THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE TENNIS PAVILION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED.
Contact Tanya Ashuck or Georgia Doyle 732 641-2662.
Upcoming Events –
December 4 – Book Club, “The Trust” by Ronald H. Balson,
at Karen Calder’s house, 7:30
December 6 – Holiday Party, Nonna’s, Rt. 9, Marlboro, 6:30, $44.00. Bring a $20.00 wrapped gift to exchange
January 3 – Monthly meeting, Tennis Pavilion, 7:30
January 15 – Book Club, “The Girl With Seven Names”
by Hyeonseo Lee and David John
REGENCY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT
The next meeting of the Regency Digital Photography Club will be Thursday, November 15 at 4:00 PM in the Tennis Pavilion. We will be discussing some of the “Rules” we have been explaining to our attendees to make them better photographers. That will include a review of the way to shoot indoors and outdoors without using the camera’s “automatic”. Afterwords, let’s modify some of those thoughts by looking at an on-line article, “7 Photography Myths Exposed”. So join us to have some fun with advancing your picture taking skills. All residents are invited. Any questions call Howard Wichansky or Phil Levy.
Expand your horizons in photography.
REGENCY MEN’S CLUB
PINBALL WIZARD – FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2017
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COST OF MEDICATIONS
It is amazing how people can survive these days with what we all pay for our medications.
With patients, like my wife, who have had kidney transplants, if it wasn’t for Medicaid picking up the cost on just a few of the medications, my monthly expense would be over $3000. Yet even with having the AARP MedicareRx Plan the other drugs she and I are on can cost lots of $$$ just for the copays.
As we get older, we begin using a lot more medications. She is definitely on over 20 different meds and I’m on about 10. Yet the insurance companies keep raising their beginning of the year deductibles and then they adjust their formulary to exclude some of their higher cost items.
One drug I am on was $60 for 3 months and it will be going up to $400 starting Jan 1. Most Pharmaceutical companies have some sort of savings program. I called the company that makes this drug and they have a card that can pay (after you use your insurance card first) up to $300. Well, that would lower my cost to $100. However, those on Medicare can’t get this card. Makes no sense but that’s their rule. Yet, my son is on the same drug so he can benefit from this program.
The point I am raising is to look for pharmaceutical assistance programs on the internet. I found 4 different ones and many have their programs based upon income.
As I also mentioned, there are programs that you can check prices like GOODRX.COM OR REBATES.COM/DRUGCOUPON/ which may save you a few dollars.
I know many of our residents use Canadian Pharmacy’s to fill their RX’s. As a pharmacist, I am a little leary about using a Canadian Pharmacy since I am not sure who or which country supplies these pharmacy’s. So I checked a Canadian Pharmacy and I found out the name of the company that makes the drug and guess what, it is a subsidiary of the US company. I even think that this company is making the drug for the company in the US. So, the $400 price will be $127. If my physician gets prior approval then my cost will be $168.
So I have various options and so should you. It just takes a little time to do it.
JULIET HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
DATE: DECEMBER 14th (Thursday)
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
PLACE: BRIO TUSCAN GRILL
3710 US ROUTE 9 – Freehold Raceway Mall
Holiday time is here. Time to celebrate and enjoy an afternoon with each other. Looking forward to seeing all my Juliets at our Holiday Luncheon. If you plan on attending, please call or e-mail Marie Tomasulo no later than DECEMBER 9th. Thank you and “HAPPY THANKSGIVING”.
TEL. #: 732-605-1309
THANKS FOR THE TURKEY’S
The Regency Culture Club would like to extend a thank you to the Regency community for their continued generosity to our call for turkeys. With your support 200 families in the township received turkeys from the Food Pantry this year.
Because you, our community, opened your hearts and wallets. an additional monetary donation was made to the Food Pantry. This will ensure that the financially strapped residents of the township will have food on their tables for future months.
Thank you for giving to make this Thanksgiving special for those less fortunate.
EMAILER’S NOTE – NATURALLY AS WE CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WITH OUR FAMILIES WE ALWAYS ASK EACH OTHER WHAT ARE WE GRATEFUL FOR? OUR ANSWERS ARE ALWAYS – OUR ANSWERS ARE ALWAYS GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOR OUR FAMILY. I ADD ONE MORE THING THAT I AM GREATFUL FOR – IT’S “I AM GRATEFUL I AM NOT A TURKEY” IT DOES MAKE SENSE
Attention Snow Birds
Regency Car Club members are looking for garages to store their special interest vehicle.
If you are interested email Lou Principe – LouPrincipe@comcast.net
INVESTMENT DISCUSSION GROUP
The next meeting of the Investment Discussion Group will be on Thursday, November 30th at 2pm in the Tennis Pavilion. All are welcome. Phil Sloan
Regency Women’s Group
FOREIGN FILM FESTIVAL
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST AT 1 PM IN THE BALLROOM
“A ROYAL AFFAIR”
This is a true story of the Danish Court during the 18th century. Queen Catherine from Great Britain no longer loves her husband King Christian VII who is mentally ill. She falls in love with the doctor who is caring for the King. This physician is a revolutionary and idealist and was able to take control of many of the new laws that were passed in the government. The Queen is played by Alicia Vikander who won the Academy Award for the Danish Girl. The film was submitted for the foreign language Academy Award and Golden Globe award. 137mts.
A discussion will follow the presentation
PAID-UP MEMBERS MAY BRING A SPOUSE OR GUEST
PLEASE RSVP Joan Blitz 656-4540 or JGDBLITZ2004@yahoo.com
REGENCY MEN’S CLUB
REGENCY MEN’S CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Regency Men’s Club Presents an Afternoon at the Races
Friday, November 17, 2017 12 Noon
Meet at Freehold Raceway
Cost $40.00 per person, includes
Parking, Admission, Program and Buffett Lunch
Lunch includes: Salad, Entrée, Desert, Unlimited non alcoholic beverage.
Contact: Jeff Strauss 112 Kings Mill road 732-521-4729
Chris Murphy 47 Kings mill Road 609-235-9179
Regency Italian American Club
Saturday December 9 th 2017
The Regency Ballroom
7:00 – 11:00 PM
Catered By: Tuscany Catering
Music & Song by: Vocal Group “MEMORIES”
Come and Join us, Start your Holiday Season with “Great Food, Fantastic Music and Wonderful Friends”
Dress Code: Dressy Casual
$40.00 per Person ***B.Y.O.B***
(Make Checks payable to: ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB”)
R.S.V.P. before December 2nd 2017
Place your Table Grouping requests with checks, in
Rosemarie Puma’s lower mail box @ 113 Country Club Drive
Appetizer Platter on each Table
Main Course: Garden Salad, Cavatelli with Tomato Sauce and Farfalle Tuscany, Sausage and Peppers, Rolled Eggplant Parmigiana, Shrimp Oreganata, Chicken Balsamic, Veal Parmigiana, Rice Balls, Potato Croquettes, and Sauteed Vegetables
Dessert: Tray of Cookies on each table, Coffee/Tea.
I/We will attend:
REGENCY BOWLING CLUB
Regency bowling teams meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm at the Knob Hill Country Lanes, 363 Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. All Regency men and women residents are invited -no matter what your skill level- to participate as guest bowlers. Call Russ Porges, 732-561-2301,mailto:email@example.com, or Ping Eng, 732-521-5508, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Regency Men’s Book Club
The Regency Men’s Book Club will be meeting at the Clubhouse on the first Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm. All men are welcome. Please call Lou Flumen at 732-641-2495 if you are interested in joining or if you have any questions.
Below is the list of books the Men’s Book Club will be reading during the next few months
December 6, 2017: A Small Death In Lisbon by Robert Wilson
January 3, 2017: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth.
Every Friday at 1:00 in the multimedia room ACBL masters are available to help you with your bidding and play. Many of you have been taking bridge classes on Tuesday evening and many of you have been playing for a while. Now come down to the Open Bridge sessions and practice what you learned under the guidance of masters. This is not a bridge class. This is playing and learning proper bidding and more importantly the play of the hands.
2017 ROMEOS SCHEDULE THRU DECEMBER REVISED
21 THE CABIN
28 CITY STREETS
12 THE CABIN
26 BERNSTEIN’S ON ESSEX
We play every Tuesday at 5:00pm and every Saturday & Sunday at 9:30am. We are looking for more players! All residents are welcome to attend. Contact George Steinberg for more information 732.605.9526
The Regency Chorus, under the direction of Sharon Scheckner, is looking for residents who enjoy singing, and love the camaraderie that our chorus can provide. Rehearsals would begin sometime in the spring. If you are interested in joining please contact Carol Kortmansky at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
Regency Scrabble Club
Meets on Thursdays evenings at seven o’clock in the multi-purpose room. Learn how you can improve your Scrabble and Words with Friends games. Everyone is invited to play. Please bring your set if you have one. Call or email Linda Litsky at 732-605-0320, LLitsky@aol.com for more information.
We need your help in keeping the Community Vendor List growing. Please submit the name and contact information, via email, for your favorite vendor to:
I KNOW WHO THE QUEEN IS (GRETA, OF COURSE) BUT WHO IS THE KING. NO QUESTION ABOUT THIS
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