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Fawn Lakes
Volume 29 • Issue 2 Please Note: Deadline
for the March 2015
Newsletter is February 10.
Wilma Savognani, Editor
February 2015
Next Community Meeting will be on
Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 10 A.M.
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The Fawn Lakes Press
9 Elm Road
Wilma Savognani 698-5304
Claire DeLuccia
Phyllis Feather
Dolores Roman
Allen Wilbert
Photographer Leonard Feather
Paul cataffo.................................. PRESIDENT
ellen hanlon .....................VICE PRESIDENT
allen wilbert.................................director
Jean Moran......................................director
jack masterson.............................director
CLAIRE DeLUCCIA . ...........................director
George Augenstein......................director
jane brown.......................................DIRECTOR
Standard Weekly Schedule
at the Clubhouse
Monday 7:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Ladies’ & Men’s Bridge – Friday 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Beginners Bridge – Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mah Jongg – Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Men’s Pinochle – Monday and Thursday 12:30 –
4:00 p.m.
Women’s Card Games – Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
Dancercize – Wednesday 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. (Suspended until April)
Ed Liberge.........................................DIRECTOR
Helen Pascalli.............................Secretary
WILMA SAVOGNANI...................... treasurer
Leonard Feather...........................PRESIDENT
tom vitale....................................... PRESIDENT
fred waters.................................... PRESIDENT
Emergency Numbers
Police - Fire - Medical Emergency......................911
Ocean County Sheriff’s Dept..................... 929-2044
Ocean County Government........................ 244-2121
Weather...................................................... 976-1212
Southern Ocean Cty. Hospital.................... 597-6011
American Red Cross.................................. 349-2131
Bureau of Emergency Management........... 341-3451
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Positions of Directors, Officers & Other Volunteers
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NJ Cert #13VH01882000
so many
of our residents
spirit by
It’s only the second week of January asFast,
I sit down
decorating their homes for all to enjoy. If anyone took the
write this article, and we’re already experiencing some of
the coldest weather patterns we have seen in quite some
time to ride up and down the streets of Fawn Lakes on an
evening during the weeks leading up to the holidays, they
time. The freezing temperatures combined with the wind
must be taken seriously for all of us who venture outdoors
were treated to many decorations which would definitely
leave you with the special feeling associated with that joyfor even the shortest period of time. It doesn’t take long for
ous time of year. This year’s display of holiday spirit left
this type of exposure to result in severe frostbite. Please,
everyone, be sure to dress properly when going outdoors
the board members with the idea that we would organize
a committee of residents next year to review the various
in this type of climate. Be sure to dress in several layers of
loose-fitting clothing with a hat and gloves. If you have any
decorations and provide awards to the homes with the most
imaginative displays. Perhaps such a contest will result in
type of pulmonary problem, the cold air can be extremely
harmful to your lungs, so be sure to take the extra time to
even more homes being decorated next year.
Speaking of decorations, I’d also like to express a
cover your mouth with a scarf. In last month’s edition of
special thanks to Ellen Hanlon, our community association
The Fawn Lakes Press, there was an article entitled “Safety
vice president, who went out and purchased the wreaths
Tips for the Winter Freeze.” I hope everyone took the
and ribbon for our decorations at the Ivy Road entrance
article seriously. If you didn’t read it, please go back and
to Fawn Lakes. Ellen made the bows and enlisted Dave
take the time now to read it. If you did read it, perhaps it
Cisek to help her in hanging the wreaths on the fencing
would be helpful to go back and read it again. There is
at the top of the hill. This all resulted in the Fawn Lakes
some useful information in it that we should all take note of.
entrance way being something we could all be proud of as
Before moving on to other activities and upcoming
we and our guests entered our community.
events which have been scheduled, I’d just like to comment
One last thing I’d like to mention before leaving the
on some of my observations in our Fawn Lakes community
topic of the appearance of our community is the heavy wind
over the most recent holiday season. It was nice to see
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and rain storm the area sustained during the heart of the
holiday season. I don’t know how many of you realized it,
but the winds were so powerful they knocked down one of
the street lights located on the center island of Ivy Road.
The light actually fell across the entrance way side of the
roadway. The situation blocked access to the community
at that location and also created a potential safety hazard
to the community. Allen and Kathy Wilbert’s daughter,
Angie, noticed the situation right after it happened and took
it upon herself to remove the fallen pole from the roadway
and place it on the island. She and her boyfriend, Michael,
then cleaned up the broken glass from the street. In the
meantime the police and power company were notified, and
a new light was installed a few days later. Our thanks go
out to Angie and Michael for their thoughtfulness and help!
The annual New Year’s Day Luncheon was again a
huge success. Approximately 70 people were in attendance. The event was again held at the Stafford Grille and
Restaurant located at the Stafford Township Holiday Inn.
The food was excellent, and everyone enjoyed a festive
celebration. As has become our custom, we welcomed
in the new year with the traditional Fawn Lakes “count-
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down,” and everyone on the first few floors of the Holiday
Inn were then in total shock when they heard the shouts of
“Happy New Year!” along with the sound of noisemakers
and horns. Afterward, I have to admit, we sang in unison
a very weak rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” If there were
any music agents or recording artists in the building, they
were not beating on the doors of our banquet room to see
who was responsible for the so-called “music”! After
dessert a varied assortment of door prizes was given out
before we left for our return to Fawn Lakes.
My thanks go out to Jean Moran, Gerri Cataffo, Joan
Siegel, Tom and Ellen Vitale and Wilma Savognani who
helped me with various tasks to coordinate the New Year’s
Day event. Without the help of these people, it would not
be possible to make these activities available.
In the month of February, we all again can look forward
to our monthly Pot Luck Dinner and Movie Day (The Fault
in Our Stars). In addition, on Thursday, February 19, the
community association will be hosting our annual “Chase
the Winter Blues Away” dinner party at our clubhouse. The
dinner will start at 6 p.m. and will feature chicken florentine
and broiled flounder accompanied by a side dish of pasta.
Soda and water will be provided, and everyone is welcome
to BYOB! The sign-up sheet is on the clubhouse bulletin
board. Please be sure to sign up and make payment to either
Jean Moran or Claire DeLuccia no later than February 13.
Before leaving the topic of the various activities we all
enjoy, let’s all not take for granted the many other activities
that are available to us each week. These group activities
include men’s pinochle, women’s mah jong, bridge and card
game groups, women’s exercise and men’s billiards. Also,
every Friday night, we all have the opportunity to join in
on the weekly bingo games which start in the clubhouse
at 7 p.m. Obviously, even though the winter months are
here, we have plenty happening within our community
to keep us all active! Please make sure to participate in
these activities.
On Thursday, March 12, we will be holding our annual St. Patrick’s Day party at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse.
DJ Jimmy Brown will be on hand to entertain us, and we
will be serving our traditional corned beef and cabbage
dinner for all to enjoy. Cost for this event will be $15 per
person. Watch the bulletin board in the clubhouse for more
information and the sign-up sheet.
The 2015 budget committee completed the community
association budget in the month of January and presented
it to the board of directors who approved it. The budget
committee was comprised of George Augenstein, Jane
Brown, Paul Cataffo, Ellen Hanlon, Ed Liberge and Wilma
Savognani. The committee worked diligently in the preparation of the budget. Once again, the primary objective
when we initially set out was to provide the community
with an end product which would avoid increasing the com-
munity association’s fee to each residence. For those who
are new to the community, this fee has not been increased
in approximately 18 years. As I am currently serving in
my seventh year as president, I can say from firsthand
experience that the board of directors has only been able
to accomplish this via the implementation of a series of
cost reduction projects which yielded savings that helped
to offset the rising costs associated with both ongoing
operational and maintenance issues.
However, our cost reduction window has narrowed,
operational costs are continuing to increase and Father
Time is starting to take its toll, leaving the board members
with a long list of both capital and maintenance projects
which require and will soon need attention over the upcoming years. We are evaluating each of these items and
prioritizing their completion. One fact in this process is
certain: the Fawn Lakes Community Association needs an
incremental infusion of revenue. The 2015 budget does
not reflect an increase in the maintenance fees. However,
if we determine it is necessary as we progress through the
fiscal year, it will be implemented. In the meantime, we
are exploring other ways to improve our financial situation.
As you read this column, we hope each of you makes note
of this and its importance. As we always request in our
monthly column, your board members encourage each of
you to attend our monthly community association meetings and take part in the open discussion segment. It is
only through your participation and support that we will
continue to progress in the right direction. Let’s all work
together with a positive effort and commitment to Fawn
Lakes, our home.
For those of you who are somehow unaware, on
January 7, the Fawn Lakes community lost Joan Siegel,
a beloved member of what I often refer to as “our Fawn
Lakes family.” If you participate in our community in any
way, you knew Joan. Her dedication and love for Fawn
Lakes were obvious. The board of directors will miss
her. She left her mark on each of us. We all knew the
medical limitations she dealt with over the past few years
and admired her efforts to fight past them. Despite those
problems, she continued to volunteer her efforts in whatever
way she could to further the cause of the current project
on hand. Joan Siegel was truly one of our community’s
major ambassadors. She was a dear friend of all of us and
will be truly missed.
Our February community association meeting will be
held on Saturday, February 28. The meeting will start at 10
a.m., with coffee and cake being available at 9:30. Please
mark your calendars accordingly.
God Bless America! God Bless Fawn Lakes!
Paul Cataffo, President
& the Fawn Lakes Board of Directors
February 2015
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Condo News
Condo I
Condo II
In the last issue of The Fawn Lakes Press, I asked everyone to “think spring.” Do you know what happened?
No one listened to me, and the cold weather came roaring
in with a touch of snow accompanying it. Well, I’ll give
you another chance at it, and this time maybe it will work:
Think spring!
The slow housing market has been difficult for us, but
we have been getting several people looking at the houses
for sale here in Condo I. That could be a good sign.
We are still trying to get some help with repair and
maintenance people. The major problem is finding people
with the proper insurance. If we hire a company that is
underinsured, our insurance company will hit us with
additional fees. We also will be taking a risk using these
people. We’ll keep you informed.
Condo I has lost two longtime residents this past
month. Gerald Ramos and Eleanor Hockin both passed
away. We extend our sincere condolences to the families.
Joan Siegel, a very longtime resident of Fawn Lakes,
passed away on January 7. She was an asset to our community and always stepped up when called upon. Joan earned
the Volunteer of the Year award for 2014—a well-deserved
honor. Condolences to her family and her many friends.
Our next Condo I meeting will be held on Saturday,
February 7, at the Fawn Lakes clubhouse, with coffee
and being served at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will start
promptly at 10. Please make every effort to attend.
Lenny Feather, President 609-978-5500
Kathy Wilbert & Teri Steuer, Trustees
Barbara Hopkins & Ken Schiattarella, AlternateTrustees
John O’Loughlin, Treasurer
Helen Pascalli, Secretary
Hello! We hope that you have been doing well and
enjoying good health in 2015. We have dodged the snow
so far this winter, and spring is not far away even though
it’s hard to see from here!
Our last meeting was not well attended, in part due to
the passing of our good friend and neighbor Joan Siegel.
We offer our deepest sympathy to her family and dearest
friends. Our condolences also to the family and friends of
Gerald Ramos of Condo I.
Meticulous Landscaping’s Q&A session has been
rescheduled for the spring; details will follow. Our snowbirds should be back in the nest by then, and this will offer
the opportunity for everyone to voice their concerns and
There will be NO MEETING in February as things are
relatively slow, and there are no urgent matters pending.
Our next meeting will be held on March 14. Refreshments will be offered beginning at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will commence at 10.
Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day! See you
in March.
Tom Vitale, President
Valerie Gasior & Vince Procopio, Trustees
Lois Hart, Treasurer
Kathie Hedden, Secretary
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Our snowbirds left just in time to miss the first appreciable snow of winter. It seems the cold weather we have
been having was a prelude to the storm. Let’s hope the
rest of the winter will be kind to us.
Requests for maintenance are up to date. We had
to postpone some work until the spring due to weather
The article in the January issue of The Fawn Lakes
Press, “Safety Tips for the Winter Freeze,” should be part
of everyone’s winter “to-do list.”
The profit-and-loss statement for 2014 and the budget
for 2015 should be mailed out the first week in February.
As Condo III residents are probably aware, Joan Siegel passed away on January 7. A resident of Fawn Lakes
for more than 30 years, she was an active member of the
community until the last, refusing to give in to her chronic
medical problems. She was a good friend and neighbor
and will be truly missed by so many of us. We extend our
heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
Our first condo meeting of the new year will be Saturday, February 21, at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served
at 9:30. Please plan to join us and your neighbors.
May you all enjoy the many holidays and other events
February offers us. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Fred Waters, President
Bill Adams & Jan Scaturo, Trustees
Bob Weyer, Alternate Trustee
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Movie of the Month: The Fault in Our Stars
Review by Travis Hopson,
One of the great things about John Green’s novel, The
Fault in Our Stars, is that it isn’t a typical cancer story. It
isn’t a typical anything, really, and even loosely considering
it a “cancer story” seems like a momentary injustice. Nor
does it quite conform to our traditional notions of sappy,
angst-ridden teen romances. There’s something quite
extraordinary about the novel: its realized characters and
full-hearted story of exceptional love, both of the romantic
variety and the unbreakable love a parent has for their child.
And because of all the things the book gets so right, the
fact of Josh Boone’s big screen adaptation nailing them so
perfectly makes the film all the more special.
Right away the lead character, Hazel Grace Lancaster
(Shailene Woodley) lets you know this isn’t going to be
your average everyday story, either. Hazel is a brilliant,
witty, well-read young woman who also happens to have
thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs. Because of it
she carries an oxygen tank around with her and has little
tubes connected to her nose. But her outlook on the situation is more acerbic than grim, with her clever and funny
observations on “cancer perks” drawing the attention
of Augustus “Gus” Waters (Ansel Elgort), a handsome
18-year-old she meets at a cancer support group. Not
exactly the ideal meet-cute, but then again nothing about
their situation is truly ideal, which makes them finding one
another such a thing of pure magic.
See, Augustus is currently in remission from osteosarcoma, ending his basketball career when the disease took
his leg. Like Hazel, he has a somewhat offbeat perspective on life, and where she’s a bit bleak, he’s a sunnier
disposition. They complete one another and learn from
one another in just about every way imaginable. A voracious reader, Hazel introduces Gus to her favorite book,
An Imperial Affliction, an extensive tome from a reclusive
author now holed up in Amsterdam. Gus loves Hazel
almost immediately, ingratiating himself into her life and
charming her parents (Laura Dern and Sam Trammell),
even though Hazel remains distant in an effort to hurt as
few people as possible.
Green’s novel, written with incredible care and emotional heft, does much of the heavy lifting for screenwriters
Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter (500 Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now), both old hands at penning
romances that are a little off the beaten path. They also
know how to work with Woodley, who is content presenting
Hazel and all of her flaws and quirks. Despite this being
a story with a somewhat inevitably heart-wrenching conclusion, none of the characters are treated with kid gloves.
Hazel has her issues; she’s as stubborn and moody as she
is funny and passionate. And while Woodley is careful not
to make Hazel too precious, Elgort has the difficult job of
making the all-too-perfect Gus seem like a real person. A
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boy with a fondness for grand symbolic gestures, Gus will
give you flashbacks of Say Anything’s Lloyd Dobbler, and
Elgort’s performance is on par with John Cusack’s. Elgort,
who played Woodley’s brother in Divergent just a couple of
months ago, exudes confidence without being brash. Both
he and Woodley capture the frailty and strength in these
wonderful, unforgettable characters. Beyond the terrific
pop culture references, there are so many quotable lines
that you’ll want to try them out on your significant other.
There are a few small changes from the novel that don’t
work completely, mainly in the streamlining of the relationship between Hazel and Gus. It’s almost too planned, too
preordained the journey they are on. As wonderful and
heartbreaking as the performances by Dern and Trammell
are, there needed to be more of Hazel’s relationship with
her parents, who are on just as much of an emotional roller
coaster. But these are small quibbles, and to include more
would detract from every cherished moment with Gus and
Hazel, and we simply can’t have that. The Fault in Our
Stars isn’t a story about two people dying from cancer,
but of two people who lived and loved to the fullest extent
despite it. Everything that made John Green’s book so
great is here, so maybe just this once the world really is “a
wish-granting factory.”
Running time: 126 minutes Rated: PG-13
Fawn Lakes Women’s Club
On behalf of the women’s club, I wish
all our members and neighbors a healthy and
happy 2015. Unfortunately, we also have to
document the losses we suffered recently.
Condolences go out to Alice Ramos on the loss of her
husband Gerald Ramos and to the Siegel family on the
loss of Joan Siegel, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. There was a memorial service for Joan on January
10, 2015, and a large representation from the Fawn Lakes
community was present. We know she will be missed.
Our Christmas party at Calloway’s was a success.
Nearly 40 ladies were there, and everyone enjoyed the food,
prizes, camaraderie and the Bell Choir from a local school.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, February
5, at 9:30 a.m. at the clubhouse. Soup and sandwich will
be served, and Carol Gordon from Interfaith will present
a short talk on that organization.
We are always open to new ideas and suggestions for
future meetings. Come to our next meeting and pass along
your suggestions. If you have not yet joined the Fawn
Lakes Women’s Club for 2015, come and pay your $10
annual dues. New members are always welcome, and we
would love to see you on February 5.
Phyllis Feather
Fawn Lakes Men’s Club
The Fawn Lakes Men’s Club meets every
second Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the
clubhouse. Coffee is served at 9:30.
At our January meeting, we had James
Bronkowski, a trainer at Retro Fitness, speak and demonstrate how men of our age can exercise safely.
We also spoke about our February meeting at which we
will have pancakes and sausage for those who come early.
We are now working on getting Clare McCarthy of
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to speak at our March
Tom Vitale,Vice President
Library Help Needed
If interested in volunteering your services, please call
Catherine Hagaman at 607-1967.
Fawn Lakes Community
Upcoming Events
Wed., Feb. 11—Pot Luck Dinner at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse.
Thurs., Feb. 19—“Chase the Winter Blues Away” at 6
p.m. in the Clubhouse. See ad on page 13 for details.
Tues., Feb. 24—Movie Day at 1 p.m. The Fault in Our
Thurs., Mar. 12—St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at 6 p.m. in
the Clubhouse. See ad on page 18 for details.
Tues., Mar. 24—Movie Day at 1 p.m. The Grand Budapest Hotel
What Child Is This?
January’s “child” was Gerda Van Waalwijik and 10
Fawn Lakes residents guessed correctly. Those who did
were Carol Augenstein, Marge Barrett, Bep Bowne,
Ailene Boyd, Ellie Cosgrove, Joan Ingram, Helen McCarroll, Julie Powers, Joan Siegel and Joyce Wiaczek.
Once again, then, please call 698-5304 by February 10
with your guess for this month’s child, and please submit
photos I can use in a future issue.
This sweet boy was born and raised
in central New Jersey and moved to Fawn
Lakes with his wife approximately 15
years ago.
Graduate of a private school and the
holder of a B.A. in Communication Arts,
he also served as a lieutenant in the U.S.
He has been an active member of the Fawn Lakes
community, serving as a director on the FLCA board as
well as president of both Condo III and the Fawn Lakes
Men’s Club.
Township Calendars Available
Stafford Township calendars for 2015 are available
for pick up at town hall. There will not be a mass mailing
to the residents this year. The calendars are placed on a
counter as you approach the recreation department, in the
same hallway as the water and sewer and tax departments.
If you are unable to travel to town hall, you may request having a calendar mailed to you by calling Linda at
609-597-1000, ext. 8510. There will also be a very limited
number of calendars on the entrance table in the Fawn
Lakes clubhouse.
Claire DeLuccia
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Sports Trivia Quiz
1. Who was the first NBA player to win back to back MVP
2. Who was the first tight end elected to the Pro Football
Hall of Fame?
3. Who was the first Major League Baseball Rookie of
the Year?
4. Who was the first golfer to earn over $2 million in a
5. What was the first venue to host a World Series, s Super
Bowl and an NCAA Final Four?
Solutions and answers on page 21
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Senior Corner
Over 300 families benefited from the
Koats for Kids and toy donations this holiday season, and again, a big thank you to all
who contributed to this program. We will
continue collecting these items all year as
storage is available. Items may always be dropped off at
my home or at the Stafford Township Recreation Department in the town hall.
Please check this page for information on programs
being sponsored by the Southern Ocean Medical Center
and the clubhouse bulletin board for last minute items of
A limited supply of municipal calendars can be found
in the clubhouse library, at WAWA, the Ocean County
Library and town hall.
Lil Powell
Programs and Lectures
Offered by The Family
Resource Center
Listed below you will find a variety of programs and
lectures for the month offered by The Family Resource
Center located at Meridian Fitness & Wellness, 700 Route
9 South, West Creek, NJ 08092. All classes are open to
the public and are free of charge except where noted. To
register, call 1-800-DOCTORS.
Self-Defense Exercises
Fee: $3 per class
Thursday, February 5 and 19, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Suffering from Shoulder Pain
Thursday, February 5, 10 – 11a.m.
Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers
Wednesday, February 11, 11 a.m. – noon
Stop Smoking with Hypnosis
Fee: $30
Wednesday, February 11, 7 – 8 p.m.
Listed below is the pertinent information for the Ocean
County Southern Service Center located at 179 South Main
Street (Routes 9 & 72), Manahawkin, NJ.
Ocean County Clerk, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., (609)
597-1000, Room 4.
Ocean County Surrogate, Fridays. You need to call
(732) 929-2011 to schedule an appointment in Manahawkin. Room 2.
Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau, Monday
and Friday only, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Room 5, (609) 9785894. Please call (732) 929-2096 for appointment.
NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs,
Tuesday and Thursday only, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Room 5,
(609) 978-5895. Please call (609) 518-2273 for appointment.
Federal Veterans Services, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-3:00
p.m., Room 5, (609) 978-2403. Call for appointment.
Long Beach Island Senior Services, Mon.-Fri., 8:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m., Rooms 7 and 8. Outreach: (609) 978-6220,
978-6221; Linda Falb, Senior Services Director: (609)
"A Friend's House," Adult Day Care, Mon.-Fri.,
9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., Room 11. Call Michelle Mahieu of Visiting Home Care at (732) 244-5565, Ext. 237, for program
information and to schedule an assessment.
Importance of Strength Training
Thursday, February 12, 3 – 4p.m.
Solutions to Balance Problems
Monday, February 16, 11 – noon
Understand Crohn’s Disease
Tuesday, February 17, 11 a.m. - noon
National Safety Defensive Driving Class
Fee: $8 for class, $10 for certificate & point reduction
Wednesday, February 18, 8:30 a.m. – 5p.m.
Thursday, February 19, 10 – 11a.m.
ABCs of Diabetes
Friday, February 20, 11 a.m. - noon
AngioScreen: Fee $74.95
Wednesday, February 25, 1 – 7:30 p.m.
**Registration Required**
Memory Loss and Screening
Friday, February 27, 11 a.m. – noon
Blood Pressure Screening: FREE
Wednesday, February 4 and 18, 9 – 11 a.m.
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Cook’s Corner
For those who are health
conscious, these recipes are
just the thing. All come from
Applesauce Pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
⅛ tsp. salt
2 tbsps. toasted wheat germ
1 cup nonfat buttermilk
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsps. vegetable oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
Sugar-free maple syrup (optional)
Fresh fruit slices (optional)
pour over sausage mixture. Cover and cook 6 minutes.
(Frittata will be slightly moist on top.) Sprinkle with
cheese. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut
into 8 wedges. Serves 4.
Deep-Dish Taco Pizza
1 pound ground round
½ cup frozen chopped onion
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes with
green chiles, drained
1 tsp. salt-free Mexican seasoning
1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
Cooking spray
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar or
part-skim mozzarella cheese
Salsa (optional)
Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)
Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; make
a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next
3 ingredients. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients,
stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet coated with cooking
spray over medium heat. For each pancake, pour ¼ cup
batter onto hot griddle, spreading to a 5-inch circle. Cook
pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges
looked cooked; turn pancakes and cook other side.
Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit if desired.
Makes 10 pancakes.
Preheat oven to 425°.
Cook beef and onion in a large nonstick skillet over
medium-high heat until beef is browned, stirring to
crumble. Drain well and return beef mixture to pan. Stir
in tomatoes and seasoning; cook over medium-high heat
1 minute or until thoroughly heated; set aside.
Unroll pizza crust dough. Press into bottom and
halfway up sides of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with
cooking spray. Spoon beef mixture over pizza crust dough.
Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Top with cheese and
bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts and edges of crust
are browned. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve
warm. Top with salsa and sour cream if desired. Yields 6
servings of 1 slice each.
Veggie Sausage-Cheddar Frittata
Potato Cakes
Cooking spray
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
4 (1.3-ounce) frozen vegetable protein
sausage patties, thawed and crumbled
⅛ tsp. salt
⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 cup egg substitute
¼ cup fat-free half-and-half
½ cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar
Preheat broiler. Place a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick
skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking
spray. Add chopped bell pepper and mushrooms; sauté
3 minutes. Add sausage, salt and pepper; reduce heat to
medium-low and cook 1 minute.
Combine egg substitute and half-and-half; carefully
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2 (1 pound, 4-ounce) pkgs. refrigerated
mashed potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes)
1 tbsp. dried minced onion
½ tsp. pepper
1 cup matzo meal
Cooking spray
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide
mixture into 16 portions, using about ⅓ cup in each portion. Pat each portion into a 4-inch diameter cake; place
on wax paper.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Coat both sides of each cake with cooking spray; place
in batches in pan. Reduce heat to medium; cook 1 to 2
minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan
and place on wax paper. Cool completely.
The Lighter Side
Below, please find this month’s submission of a few
lighthearted jokes to keep all our residents smiling!
By Paul Cataffo
Little Johnny’s mother, in an attempt to get him to stop
sucking his thumb, told him if he continued to do so, his
stomach would get bigger and bigger until it burst.
Later that day they went to the supermarket where little
Johnny saw a very pregnant woman.
Noticing that he was staring at her, the woman said to
Johnny, “You don’t know me. You shouldn’t be staring
at me.”
Little Johnny replied, “I may not know you, but I know
what you’ve been doing!”
A savvy antiques collector was walking through the
artsy section of San Francisco when he noticed a mangy old
cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a ceramic
shop. He recognized immediately that the saucer was a
highly sought after piece missing from the estate of George
Washington and a virtual national treasure, so he entered
the store and slyly offered to buy the cat for ten dollars.
The owner said, “Sorry, it’s not for sale.”
“Please, I have an awful problem with mice around
my house. I could use the old tomcat to catch them. I’ll
double my offer for him.”
The owner shot back, “Twenty dollars it is. He’s all
The collector picked up the cat and said, “I wonder if
you’ll throw in that old saucer with it. I noticed the cat
drinking out of it, and it’ll save me from having to buy
another dish.”
Nothing doing, buddy,” the owner replied. “That’s my
lucky saucer! So far I’ve sold sixty-two cats!”
thing. When his wife got up, she looked outside and sure
enough there was a giftwrapped box smack in the middle
of the driveway.
The wife put on her robe and slippers and ran outside
and opened it up right then and there—a bathroom scale!
Jumble Answers
Sports Trivia Quiz Answers
1. Willis Reed (1972 and 1973)
2. Mike Ditka (1988)
3. Jackie Robinson (1947)
4. Tiger Woods (1997)
5. The Minneapolis Metrodome
Word Search Solution
Speaking of cats, I’ve got another one for cat lovers.
Q: What do you feed an invisible cat?
A: Evaporated milk!
Tax Help Available
Ralph forgot his wedding anniversary, and his wife
was more than a bit agitated.
“Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the
driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in five seconds. And it
better be there or else!” she exclaimed.
The next morning Ralph woke up early to do this
The Ocean County Office of Senior Services provides
a list of volunteer income tax counseling sites. Personal
one-on-one assistance is provided to help the taxpayer
complete federal and state tax returns. Please call the Office of Senior Services at 732-929-2091 or 1-800-668-4899
for the site nearest to you.
February 2015
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