HOW TO SAVE SOME MONEY WITH COMCAST
As we all know we are dealing with a company that sometimes makes us crazy. However, I did something about 2 months ago and what I did another resident did almost the same thing and he also is saving money.
How many times have we called Comcast and ask for a promotional rate and their answer was BULK CUSTOMERS DON’T RECEIVE PROMOTIONAL RATES.
So independent of each other, myself and a resident called Comcast and asked a simple question: “HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON MY BILL WITHOUT LOSING ANY OF MY CURRENT SERVICES?” The answer was, we have a PROMOTION that would save you money. The promotion would not only keep my current services but it will add STARZ FOR FREE. Sign me up!!!
We all know that looking at your Comcast bill is worse then looking at your tax forms. So, I will take out the premium movies I ordered during the month and all the other services remained the same until the Starz promotion began
My August bill $174 (bill before promotion with Starz)
My Nov. bill $138 (bill once Starz promotion began)
My Dec. bill $154 (current bill with Comcast raising prices to all customers)
So I basically saved around $36 a month once the PROMOTION kicked in but then we got hit with price increases in Dec so my price savings was reduced to $20 a month.
Can I ask one simple question? Where is our Board? Are they all in Florida? I even wrote them and no esponse. I guess they might not like what I do. Who cares!! If what I do can save residents money, then this is my goal.
(NOTE: I DID HEAR FROM STU GOLDSTEIN BEFORE THIS EMAIL WENT OUT. HOPEFULLY HE AND THE BOARD WILL BECOME INVOLVED)
Now, to protect us and me, I asked the question that since the STARZ promotion is one year, can I cancel at anytime? Answer was Bulk customers can cancel without any penalties.
My suggestion is to call Comcast, ask the question that I wrote above and if they say no promotion, I give you permission to let them access my bill to show that I have the Starz Promotion. By the way, as I mentioned, it is very difficult to determine where the savings show up. I think in my case, there was a reduction of my internet (BLAST) that I was paying $75/month which was on my August bill but it is hard to determine what it is on my current bill because it is in more than one place with credits given.
With regard to our upcoming contract the decision should be based upon a consensus of what RESIDENTS WANT DONE. I am hoping that our Board will give us various options and then as a group we decide what option we should go with.
(NOTE: I JUST HEARD FROM A RESIDENT THAT ASKED FOR THE STARZ PROMOTION AND NOW COMCAST IS SAYING THERE IS NO STARZ PROMOTION. SO WAS THIS ANOTHER MISTAKE BY COMCAST. THE FIRST BEING THE $6 SNOWBIRD RATE GIVEN TO A REGENCY RESIDENT AND NOW DISCOUNTS TO TWO MORE RESIDENTS FOR A “PROMOTION” THAT WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE. I’LL LET OUR BOARD DEAL WITH THIS AND I WILL LET THE BOARD SEND OUT A MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON WITH COMCAST. AFTER ALL, THEY SIGNED THE CONTRACT.)
CELLPHONE NUMBERS UPDATED
On the black bar under REGENCY EMAILER you will see CELLPHONE NUMBERS. This list has just been updated.
My next list to update is HIGH SCHOOLS which can be found on the black bar. If you wish to be included send me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK I SHOULD DO
Many times I get into issues that affect all residents of Regency. At one time, I would give my opinion and then write what other residents feel about the issue. For the “oldtimers” of Regency, I once wrote about the possibility of the intersection on Schoolhouse Road and 522 adding a small shopping area. I said yes and another resident said no. Well if you think my emails are too lengthy right now, it will definitely get to be many pages longer and the back and forth comments can last for weeks.
Remember we are a community of almost 1000 homes. I now have 1400 email addresses and if I receive even 25 responses, how can I pick and choose which responses should go into my emails without upsetting those residents who sent me responses that I don’t include? Should I summarize 25 emails? Frankly I spend enough time already without adding more time in doing something like this.
So, what do you think I should do? During the week I will send out an email regarding what my emails will NO LONGER be involved with. I have to downsize my job to a point where I can spend no more than 8 hours a day doing emailing.
MERCER COUNTY SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT
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NOTE: 3 Regency residents are band members – Bernie Newman, Mario Lenci, and Bernie Ghee.
FUNNY RESIDENT STORY’S
Well here is another funny story that happened too, of course, THE POST’S.
Many years ago about four couples (friends) decided that we would all go to Mexico. Almost on the first day we met this couple who lived in New Jersey and they became part of our group.
On the last day, before leaving Mexico, Greta told everyone that she was happy to be going home because she will be her best friends Matron of Honor. The new guy in our group said, “that’s funny, I’m going home to be my best friend’s Best Man at his wedding. You guessed it! It was the same wedding!
Now a fishy story from a resident
A husband and wife were going to visit friends. The wife says to the husband, “something smells fishy in the car. It almost smells as if we were going over water.” The husband replied, “We are going over water, we are driving over the bridge”.
I asked the resident if they stopped to put a fishing pole in the water?
ANYMORE FUNNY STORY’S? PLEASE SEND THEM TO ME
NY Yankee Philadelphia Phillies Game June 25th 2018 Men’s Club Trip
For the first time ever in regular season play, the NY Yankees will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia on Monday, June 25, 2018.
We have 2 luxury buses traveling to the game. One bus is already filled and the second bus is half full. The price is $65 pp.
You must be a Men’s Club member. Wives, significant others, children and grandchildren are welcome.
Checks are to be made out to Regency Men’s Club and should be placed in the lower mailbox of Allen Glassman, 83 Riviera Drive.
WOMEN’S GROUP MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA – JANUARY 8TH
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Regency Bowling League Results. – 2017 Fall Season
The 2017 fall bowling season of the Regency Bowling League began in late August and ended in the first week in December. It consisted of 13 three member teams that bowled from 6:45 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings at the Knob Hill Country Lanes on Route 33. Each team faced every other team once. The informal 13 week competition for gold, silver, and bronze awards was not only fun and friendly but also pretty fierce. The first three team positions were all decided in the final week. Awards for all the winning bowlers will be presented at the annual meeting in August. The results are:
First place – Barry Margolis, Larry Kosofsky, Bill Palmieri
Second place – Stu Loss, Lou Gerber, Phil Fishman
Third place – Bruce Kapp, Peter Fiorello, Russ Porges
High average – 197. Stu Loss
High series – 691. Stu Loss
High game – 257. Bill Andruzzi
Kudos to all the winners! The spring bowling season is tentatively scheduled to start on Thursday evening, March 29, 2018. All bowlers, even it’s been 30 years since your last game, are welcome. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in joining the 2018 spring season, please contact Russ Porges 732-561-2301, or Ping Eng 732-521-550.
It is good exercise and a great way to spend with neighbors.
In the meantime until march 29, there is informal bowling every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Knob Hill Country Lanes.
(EMAILER’S NOTE: GUYS, CONGRATULATIONS. I ONCE BOWLED AND GOT A 299 (IT WAS FOR 5 GAMES). NOW THIS IS THE TRUTH, GRETA, IN THE WOMEN’S LEAGUE, ONCE BOWLED THREE GAMES OVER 200 WITH A 226 HIGH GAME. SHE WON ALL THE TROPHIES BUT SHE TOLD THE LEAGUE TO GIVE IT TO THOSE WHO CAME IN SECOND PLACE. TODAY WE ARE LUCKY IF WE CAN LIFT A 12 LB BALL.)
A THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM TOBY WEISSMAN
DEAR HEARTS..YES! ALL MY REGENCY FRIENDS, WHO WERE SO KIND AND LOVING TO ME,AND STILL ARE, AFTER MY “NIGHTMARISH” ACCIDENT. THANK YOU SO-O-O MUCH.WISH I COULD WRITE EACH ONE OF YOU A THANK YOU NOTE.HOWEVER! YOUR FOOD,CALLS, CARDS AND FLOWERS LIFTED ME UP,WHEN I WAS SO DOWN..I AM NOW IN FLORIDA, UNDERGOING NEW TESTS, AND DOCTORS.
PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR PRAYERS FOR ME..
WITH ALL MY LOVE, AND HUGS TO YOU ALL…
TOBY P. WEISSMAN Kissing heart
MEN’S GROUP MOVIE NIGHT
The movie night scheduled for Mon. the 11th is being pushed forward to the 18th due to a lack of a decent selection for this week. The movie for the 18th will be Star Wars, which opens on the 15th. Due to the advance date I don’t have the times available now but will let you know next week
MEN’S BOOK CLUB
The books for our upcoming meetings will be : 1-3-18 “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth
2-7-18 “The Steel Wave” by Jeff Shaara
2018 ROMEOS SCHEDULE JANUARY THRU JUNE
16 HUNAN HOUSE
30 CITY STREETS
6 HUNAN HOUSE
20 BERNSTEINS ON ESSEX
27 THE CABIN
20 HUNAN HOUSE
27 CITY STREETS
3 PRESTIGE DINER
10 THE CABIN
Men’s Club trip to the Silver Ball Museum in Asbury Park
The Silver Ball Museum is a penny arcade with 125 reconditioned pinball machines from the 1950’s and 1960’s We are carpooling to this facility on January 19th, 2018 located at 1000 Ocean Avenue The price is $15pp Please arrive by 11:00 am
Place checks, made out to Regency Men’s Club in the lower mailbox of Allen Glassman at 83 Riviera Drive.
A number of members are going to lunch at the All Seasons Diner in Eatontown Please indicate if you would like to join this group. If you need further information phone Allen at 917-282-0998
FOUR TICKETS FOR ACT OF GOD AVAILABLE
I have 4 tickets available for next Saturday night. Show is Act of God at George Street Playhouse . Dec 16th 8 PM Center Orchestra Sears. Call Ira Lenner 732-995-2019
WOMEN’S GROUP DECEMBER UPDATES
We look forward to celebrating our Holiday Party, Monday, December 11th, at 6:30 p.m. In the spirit of the gift-giving season, we will be collecting gift cards of $10+ value (Target, Walmart, Shop-Rite, or Dunkin Donuts) to be donated to The ARC, an organization for developmentally and intellectually challenged adults.
Toys will also be collected and donated to Jamesburg Families in Need, which serves children 4-14. Please, NO STUFFED ANIMALS.
Let’s once again, show the generosity of the Regency Women’s Group!
SAVE THE DATE!
On Monday, January 8, we will be making our own pizza at Antonio’s on Applegarth Road. Various garnishes will be added to our pizza. The cost is $10 and includes dessert!
Members interested in attending, please RSVP to Harriet DiSalle, 102 Turnberry, beginning December 14-December 30. The flyer will be sent out later this week and copies will be available in the Clubhouse.
ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
WINTER CARD AND MAJ JONGG PARTY, LUNCHEON AND VENDOR BOUTIQUE SALE, REGENCY CLUBHOUSE BALLROOM FROM 12 NOON- 4PM
BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND GET OUT OF THE COLD. OPEN TO ALL HADASSAH MEMBERS AND THOSE LIVING IN REGENCY IMMEDIATELY.
AS OF DECEMBER 11, IF SPACE PERMITS, WE WILL OPEN IT TO OUTSIDE FRIENDS. NOTIFICATION FOR OPENINGS TO OUTSIDE GUESTS WILL GO OUT AFTER DECEMBER 11.
COST IS: $24 PER PERSON MADE PAYABLE TO REGENCYHADASSAH. INCLUDES DELI SANDWICHES, MIXED MINI KNISHES, COLE SLAW, TOSSED SALAD, PICKLES, ETC. COFFEEE, TEA AND DESSERT
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM WITH ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR GAME. ONE CHECK PER PERSON PLEASE–ALL CHECKS IN ONE ENVELOPE! DROP OFF COMPLETED ENVELOPES AT LESLIE KOHN- 82 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE.
RSVP NO LATER THAN JANUARY 5, 2018.
QUESTIONS: CALL LESLIE KOHN OR GENIA BEEFERMAN.
AT THIS TIME THERE ARE ONLY A FEW TABLES LEFT – GET YOUR CHECKS IN QUICKLY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
HARMONY IN MOTION
DJ GARY MORTON – JANUARY 20TH
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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
(EMAILER’S NOTE: SOME RESIDENTS HAVE ASKED ME ABOUT SENDING A DONATION TO THE FIRE COMPANY FOR DOING THIS JOB. OF COURSE THEY DO NOT ASK FOR A DONATION TO BE SENT. SO IF YOU DO WANT A SEND A DONATION, IT COULD BE SENT TO:
Monroe Townships Fire District 3
16 Centre Drive.
Monroe Township New Jersey. 08831.
By the way, some of these donations go towards giving fire and smoke detectors to those residents who can’t afford to buy them
REGENCY WOMEN’S GROUP
FOREIGN FILM FESTIVAL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 1 PM in the BALLROOM
featuring “UNFINISHED SONG”
This film is funny, uplifting and sentimental. Wonderful acting by Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave as husband and wife make this movie so good. The wife introduces him to a youthful singing group which then leads him out of his dull daily routines and revitalizes him to try new adventures. 94 minutes. 2012
A discussion will follow the presentation.
Paid up members may bring a spouse or guest. PLEASE RSVP to Joan Blitz 656-4540 or email@example.com
REGENCY HADASSAH SELLING MAH JONGG CARDS
Just a reminder that Regency Hadassah is selling 2018 Maj Jongg Cards.
$8- Standard Print
Checks made payable to Regency Hadassah and either left in mailbox of Karen Ross at 42 Beth Page Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831or mailed to her at this address. Please indicate note including address to which you want card sent or if you want Karen to hold it and you will let her know when you are at Regency to receive it. Cards will be sold until January 15th.
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.
JULIET HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
DATE: DECEMBER 14th (Thursday)
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
PLACE: BRIO TUSCAN GRILL
3710 US ROUTE 9 – Freehold Raceway Mall FREEHOLD,N.J. 07728 732-683-1046
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
TEL. #: 732-605-1309
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
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, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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:
THAT’S IT FOR NOW
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LET’S LISTEN TO SOME BUDDY HOLLY MUSIC