VOL.UME 1 ISSUE 1 FALL ISSUE
An Official Publication of the Southbridge Homeowners Association
xtra! x t r a!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!!
THERE’S IS A NEW PAPER IN TOWN….The Southbridge Homeowners
WHAT’S INSIDE? Association has decided it is time to give the community a newspaper it could
call its own. Linda Lee Granger, Editor, with The Press Room Publications was
In Town 1
contacted and has agreed to work together, with your association to give you,
the residents, a venue of information. It will be a quarterly publication, deliv-
Presidents Message 2 ered to each residence. It will be Southbridge’s own newsletter.
Southbridge This is a SNEAK PREVIEW of what you will see. All sorts of great articles
Publication Info. 2 and information will be packed inside along with advertising from many
Gourmet Corner 3 residents and local businesses. Read about the happenings in your beautiful
What’s Cookin’ 4
We will have places to go and people to see ……………………..
Out and About 5 *****Restaurant reviews *****household and Gardening tips
Southbridge Minutes 6 *****security information *****crime watch updates
More Stuff to do… 7
*****announcements *****classified section (FREE to residents)
*****important phone numbers *****advertisements
Reid Report 7 *****and much, much more
Tips from PP Police 8 CALLING ALL RESIDENTS…….We need reporters! We want to be up
beat and informative……..Give us special events, birthdays, weddings,
This will be anniversaries, graduations, etc.. and photo’s too. If you would like to help
write the articles for your community, please send your name, phone number,
and E-mail Address to email@example.com or call us at 954-475-
So become involved and 8542 or E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than NOV.1.
help us, The next issue will be the Winter issue ...Jan/Feb/Mar., with the award
by giving us some winning name at the top. All advertisements AND articles are due by Dec. 1 for
Interesting articles or
stories and photo’s!
the Winter Issue. The advertisements will pay for the publication to be
FREE to the community. So if you know of someone that would like to adver-
E mail: tise in the publication, have them call us…….Classified ads are FREE to all
email@example.com residents of Southbridge. (3-4 lines only).
firstname.lastname@example.org The editorial Staff reserves the right to reject, condense, revise and to edit all mate-
rial submitted for publication.
“NAME THIS PUBLICATION!!!” CONTEST
HELLO THERE….. RESIDENTS OF SOUTHBRIDGE…We are going to be your new
publication called…… ???????????!!!!!! OOPS! What was that name? Well, I guess we
don’t have a name, YET! That’s where you come in. GIVE YOUR PUBLICATION A
NAME. Just E Mail at email@example.com or fax: 954-584-8559, no later than NOV 1.
There will be a prize to the winner…. SURPRIZE! Won’t it be fun? Hurry and think of that
special name… let us know right away…. (don’t forget to tell us your name, address, E mail,
and phone number, so we can let you know that you WON!) Looking forward to seeing all
the great names….. Can hardly wait…...sooooo start thinking…..
GREETINGS!!! SOUTHBRIDGE HOA
Ed Chmely, President and MANAGEMENT Company:
YOUR SOUTHBRIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION THE CONTINENTAL GROUP:
Dear Southbridge homeowners
The Southbridge publication is published four
and residents, times per year. The newsletter is distributed to over
461 Townhomes and area businesses.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce to
you our community newsletter. It is provided The more information on how to advertise or place
to the community free of charge by The Press an article in the Southbridge publication please con-
tact Linda Granger at 954-475-8542 or via e-mail
Room Publications with Linda Lee Granger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the helm. The publication is made possible
with advertisements in the publication. Please Advertising Calendar
support our advertisers and let them know Issue Deadline
you saw them in our newsletter. Spring Issue March 1st
Summer Issue June 1st
Mr. Bill Busch has volunteered to be our Fall Issue Sept. 1st
Winter Issue Dec. 1st
resident Editor. The BOD and I would like to
thank him for taking on this responsibility. The Editorial Staff reserves the right to reject, con-
This quarterly newsletter will be a work in pro- dense, revise and to edit all material submitted for
gress and will grow with the help and input of publication.
all residents. Direct all of your questions, sug-
ge s t io n s and comments to B ill This newsletter is a public service for the benefit of
the residents Southbridge and its distributors do not
(email@example.com). endorse any of the representations, opinions or state-
ments made herein. Furthermore, the distributors
The object of the newsletter is to keep all of have not undertaken to investigate or verify the repre-
our residents informed and to remind you that sentations, opinions or statements contained herein
we are all united in our goal to make and and the readers assume the risk of any reliance on
any of the representations, opinions or statements
keep Southbridge a beautiful and desirable contained in this publication.
place to live.
We reserve the right to reject any advertising or
If you have any problems or questions copy that we regard as harmful to the public good or
about the community, please direct them to deemed to be libelous. The publisher is not responsi-
ble for typographical errors, omissions, copy or photo
The Continental Group at 954-378-1099 misrepresentation by the advertiser. Liability shall not
(customer service line). exceed the cost of the portion of the space occupied
by such error or advertising items of information. Un-
I thank you for your support. der no circumstances shall the publisher be held liable
Ed Chmely, President for incidental or consequential damages, inconven-
ience, loss of business or services, or any other liabili-
ties from failure to publish on a timely manner, except
as limited to the liabilities stated above.
Special Holiday Greetings are sent your way ..from your Board of Directors
and the Editor and staff of your Southbridge news publication…
Wishing you all a wonderful, safe and happy Holiday season...see you in 2010!
The ads we receive will allow us to give Southbridge a FREE publication.. So if you know of any-
one interested in advertising, PLEASE have them contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org… Thank you!
PAGE 2 FIRST ISSUE… FALL 2009
by Lorraine Hofheinz
Sometimes you have to feed your mind as well as Saturday, January 9 - 7pm: HOTEL FOR DOGS
your body. CINEMA PARADISO, operated year-round Saturday, February 13 - 7pm: BEST IN SHOW
by the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is General Admission: FREE
located at 503 SE 6 Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale
(one block east of Broward County Courthouse on south October 14 – October 18 TICKLING LEO
bank of New River) An historic landmark, Cinema Para- Saturday, October 31 HALLOWEEN FRIGHT NIGHT
diso is dark & heavily upholstered and shows only one & BACK TO BACK ROCK OPERAS
movie at a time because it has only one screen! The Friday, November 20
popcorn is fresh and for those over 21 there is a cocktail Friday, December 18
and wine bar! An outside courtyard (available for private BACK TO BACK ROCK OPERAS
functions) turns into a great location for the special 10:00 PM Repo! The Genetic Opera
events hosted by the theatre as noted below… 11:55 PM Rocky Horror Picture Show
Through October 11 In the tradition of Cinema Paradiso’s monthly Rocky
Mario Tosi Lifetime Achievement Film Retrospective Horror Pictureshow, Repo! The Genetic Opera features
THE MAIN EVENT: Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 PM shadow cast Midnight Cinema. This marks first shadow
THE STUNT MAN: Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 PM cast performance of Repo! The Gentic Opera in the na-
When you watch a film, the total visual experience from tion !
lighting to camera choices is created by the cinematographer. Wednesday, October 21 6:30 PM
Leading up to the 24th Annual Fort Lauderdale International
SENSES OF CINEMA – Food, Film, Wine, and Discus-
Film Festival is a film retrospective celebrating the work of
cinematographer, Mario Tasi, from September 15 – October
sion…..This evening we will take off to Argentina and a
11. FLIFF will present Tosi with a Lifetime Achievement Award sampling of chorizo and a selection of grilled meats with
opening night. of the 24th Annual film festival, October 23rd. chimichurri sauce will set the mood for WHISKEY ROMO
Tasi, with over 23 films to his credit, has given us some of ZULU. This award-winning film follows a former pilot’s
the most exciting films of our time. FLIFF will present 5 of his struggle to develop his personal integrity while illustrating
films including: CARRIE, MACARTHUR, THE BETSY, THE courage as he fights the airline industry’s corruption and
MAIN EVENT , and THE STUNT MAN. Following each screen- substandard safety practices.
ing, Mr. Tosi will lead a Q & A. On Sunday, October 11th, a
free reception for ticket holders will take place in the Courtyard
Wednesday, October 21 6:30 PM
before the film.
SENSES OF CINEMA – Food, Film, Wine, and Discus-
Saturday, October 10
sion…..This evening we will take off to Argentina and a
8:00 PM THE PET SUPERMARKET DOG-IN MOVIE
sampling of chorizo and a selection of grilled meats with
SCOOBY DOO….Cinema Paradiso is going to the dogs
chimichurri sauce will set the mood for WHISKEY ROMO
with a pawsitively fun, fur friendly, free outdoor movie
ZULU. This award-winning film follows a former pilot’s
event ! THE PET SUPERMARKET DOG-IN MOVIE is
struggle to develop his personal integrity while illustrating
being unleashed October 10, 2009 and continuing
courage as he fights the airline industry’s corruption and
monthly through February 2010. So, gather your fam-
substandard safety practices.
ily and you four-legged companions for a night out on the
town. Be sure to bring your lawn chair and pillow for
Friday, October 23
your pooch. THE PET SUPERMARKET DOG-IN
7:30PM THE 24TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE IN-
MOVIE will be held outside Cinema Paradiso. with a full
TERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks-off their 17 day
bar and concessions for human consumption plus
cinematic event with their Opening Night Film and Gala.
snacks and watering station for the dogs. And …Pet
Throughout the event FLIFF will feature over 100 inde-
Supermarket will award door prizes from their tent out
pendent and foreign features, documentaries and
front. Parking is free in the Courthouse Parking
shorts. There will be parties almost every night and
*Garage, immediately adjacent to the staging area. In
special celebrity guests and filmmakers create an
case of rain, the film will be moved to the covered court-
aura of excitement.
The October 10 outdoor movie is the live-action
remake of the classic cartoon, SCOOBY DOO, starring • Opening night film will be held at Miniaci Performing
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar star as Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. , Ft. Lauderdale,
Fred and Daphne. After an acrimonious break up, the Fl. 33314
Mystery Inc. gang is individually brought to an island re- • The Gala will be held at The Signature Grand,
sort to investigate strange goings on. 6900 W State Road 84 , Davie
Upcoming Pet Supermarket Dog-In Movies include:
Saturday, November 21 - 7pm: MY DOG SKIP ENJOY!
Saturday, December 19 - 7pm: CATS & DOGS
FIRST ISSUE… FALL 2009 PAGE 3
By Beverly Payne
From now until the end of January, we will be very busy with Tail gate parties,
holidays and Super Bowl. This is, indeed, the “social season”. Because of this, it is time to get
out our quick and easy recipes that can be made ahead taste great and transported easily.
The old saying that no one remembers what they eat at a social event except dessert holds
true be it at an office party or tailgating. What makes desserts easy to bring is that they can be
made ahead of time and most can be served at room temperature or cold and everyone likes
something sweet to end a meal.
Below are several easy, make ahead desserts that you can be proud of serving anytime or any-
place. Start this week-end, invites some friends over to watch a game, throw some burgers on the
grill, serve on of the desserts listed below…and like always…LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!!
EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE
1 BOX YELLOW CAKE MIX 1 CUP SOUR CREAM
1 SMALL BOX CHOCOLATE INSTANT PUDDING MIX 1 CUP OIL
1 (6 OZ) PACKAGE CHOCOLATE CHIPS 3 EGGS
Mix all the ingredients except chocolate chips. Grease a bundt cake pan and put 6 heaping tablespoons
of batter on bottom. Sprinkle ½ of the chips on top of this. Add rest to batter and top with rest of
chips. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. The cake may look “wet”. Cool and remove from pan. Sprinkle with
confectioner’s sugar to give it some color.
ANGEL SLICE DESSERT
1 Angel Food Cake 1 8 oz cream cheese
1 small can evaporated milk ½ cup sugar
1 can pie filling,( blueberry, cherry, etc) cool whip
Slice the angel food cake and layer it on the bottom of a 9x13 Pyrex dish. Mix cream cheese, milk and
sugar. Spread over the cake. Spread filling over mixture and then spread Cool Whip on top. Refrigerate
CARAMEL FUDGE CAKE
1 box chocolate cake mix ½ cup butter
1 14 oz pkg caramels, unwrapped 1 cup chopped pecans
1 14 oz can condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x13 inch pan. Mix cake mix as directed. Pour 2 cups batter into pan,
bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt over low heat, caramels, butter and condensed milk, stirring until
smooth. Pour this over cake when the 15 minutes is over. Spread remaining cake batter over caramel mix-
ture. Top with nuts. Bake another 30-35 minutes or until done. Cool and
PAGE 4 FIRST ISSUE… FALL 2009
OUT AND ABOUT
Flamingo Gardens various portions of the festival. Over 50,000 locals
and visitors are on the Boulevard the evening of
& Wildlife Sanctuary Christmas on Las Olas. Many more surprises to
South Florida's 60-acre botanical and come this year! For more information, please visit
wildlife treasure. 3750 S Flamingo Road, www.lasolasboulevard.com
Davie (between I-595 and Griffin Road). For more
information, call 954-473-2955, email flamin- BROWARD CENTER 954-462-0222
email@example.com or visit the website at http:// FOR THE KIDS: At the Broward Theatre -
wwwflamingogardens.org/events.htm. ♦ Interactive Dinner Theatre –at the Bro-
Open every day, except Christmas and Thanks-
giving day from 9:30-5:30 with guided Tours of the
historic Wray Home from 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Cen-
$17 for those 12 and up, $8.50 for children 4-11, and ter—Nova Southeastern Univ., Davie.
children under 4 are free. Admission includes the
gardens, native animal and bird exhibits, free flight MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
aviary, live Wildlife Encounter Shows and historic AUTONATION IMAX THEATRE:
Wray Home. Parking is always free. Food and 401 SW 2nd St., Ft. Laud.33301
beverages available. 954-467-6637
UPCOMING EVENTS: YOUNG AT ART CHILDREN’S MUSEUM:
• Reptile Expo & Sale: Oct 18
11584 W. State Rd. 84, Davie 954-424-0085
• Halloween Haven/Haunted House, Oct 30 & 31
• AWIF food & Wine Festival, Sat. Nov 7
General Admission $8.; Seniors 62 & up $7.50
• Flea Market, Sat., Nov 14 and children under 2 FREE.. Members FREE.
• Wray Home Decorated for the Holidays, Nov
27—Dec 31 STRANAHAN HOUSE, INC.: . 954-524-4736
• and Santa Visits Historic Wray Home, Dec 19 & 335 SE 6 Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33303
20... Call for information
2009 Fall National College Fair—Ft. Lauderdale
Please share this info with any high school junior LONG KEY NATURAL AREA: 3501 SW 1130 Ave-
or senior who may be interested in attending the nue, Davie (Information & to Register 954-370-3755)
event on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 5 p.m. at • FULL MOON HIKE: September 4 7:30-8:30PM
the Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Convention Center. Pre $3.00
-registration is highly encouraged. • SUNSET BIRD HIKE: October 2 6-7PM $3.00
http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/ • FULL MOON HIKE: November 1 7:30-8:30PM
Christmas on Las Olas - the premiere event HINI SWINE FLU INFORMATION:
on Las Olas Boulevard, downtown Ft. Lauderdale...
The Florida Department of Health will be launching
December 1 from 6pm – 10pm
a toll-free number to provide public health information
and updates on H1N1 Swine flu. The information line
A Family Tradition for over 40 Years! Come view will be available from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern, 7 days a
the nearly 100 lighted trees and displays adorn the week. Information is available in English, Spanish and
boulevard. Live entertainment and Christmas Carol- Creole. Details are as follows:
ers. Children will love sledding on real snow cover- Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, beginning
ing “Snow Mountain” and watching holiday movies
on a 30 foot movie screen. And everyone is eager to
Monday, August 24, 2009
greet Santa!! This free-to-the-public extravaganza, Telephone Number: 877-352-3581
now benefits local charities through funds raised at
FIRST ISSUE… FALL 2009 PAGE 5
SOUTHBRIDGE MINUTES REVIEW
Dear Southbridge homeowners, repair, maintain and restore their units in a
residents and friends, neat, sanitary and attractive condition.
• Termites in building at NW 3 Terrace will be
In an effort to keep everyone in the com- treated by Truly Nolan and the 4 unit home-
munity informed, I will provide a review of the owners will be assessed. Coordination for
meeting minutes for the three months before building fumigation will be done by Continen-
the publication deadline. tal.
• Pool repairs will be performed for leak and
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, 6-16-09. chemical feeders.
• The BOD received proposals from two law • New landscaping bids are to be considered
firms that would like to retain our business, at the next meeting.
including collections of delinquent ac-
counts. The BOD’s feels our current law I hope this information is helpful to all. I invite
firm isn’t exploring all options. you all to attend the meetings held every third
• The BOD’s approved a proposal by ACT, a Tuesday of the Month at the clubhouse to get
towing company, to monitor and enforce this information first hand.
the Southbridge parking regulations as well
as city, county and state laws and ordi- Thanks.
nances. Ed Chmely, President
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SPECIAL MEETING, 7-14-09.
• The BOD’s approved a contract with Lake
Doctors, a lake maintenance company.
• The BOD’s approved American Pools to
install State required intake grates as well
as repair the under water lights.
• The BOD’s approved Sunny Greens to trim
the trees on the common property at a cost
• The BOD’s retained the services of ALG to
handle all of our legal needs.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, 7-21-09.
• The BOD’s thanks Gloria Zeller for getting
K-Mart to repair the damaged fencing that
borders our property.
• A budget committee is created, Ed
Chmely, Marc Lebron, Paula Zuniga and
• Extra administrative help is hired to expe-
dite the transfer of cases and files to the
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, 8-18-09.
• Attorney clarifies and affirms the responsi-
bility of the unit homeowners to clean,
PAGE 6 FIRST ISSUE… FALL 2009
MORE THINGS TO SEE AND DO….. The Reid Report
Around Southbridge By Patti Reid, EWM Realtors
firstname.lastname@example.org. (954) 306-7414.
The Glass Gallery in the Pembroke Pines SALES AND PENDING SALES UP
City Hall, 10100 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines ….INVENTORIES DOWN
Hold the dates for the following events: What a difference a day (or year) makes! South
• “5 Annual Art Competition” Reception: Florida is experiencing another twist around the real
October 20, 2009 7:00 – 9:00 PM estate roller coaster. Going by numbers only, the
• “Children’s Holiday in the Pines” Recep- inventory of homes for sale in Broward and Miami-
tion: December 15, 2009 7:00 – 9:00 PM Dade has continued to decline. According to the
Multiple Listing Service (MLS) there has been a 35%
SPECIAL EVENTS decrease in just 12 months (July 2009 – July 2009).
CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES: During this same period sales have increased 47%,
Back to Nature Farmers’ Market, OCTOBER 8, 10 from an average of 2,518 sales per month to 3,707
Palm Avenue & Pines Blvd (Just West of City Hall) sales per month.
9AM –1PM.. FREE 954-986-5022
Pending Sales (the number of homes and con-
GARDEN SHOW… NEW DATES AND LOCATION– dos currently in the closing process) are also up in
FREE 954-986-5022 both counties. Last year at this time there was a 30
month supply of homes for sale in comparison to 13
TEEN DANCES: OCTOBER 16 & NOV 20 901 months today. In a “normal” market where buyers
NW129 AVE 6:30-9:30pm $3 ENTRY FEE and sellers are at an equal advantage there would
be approximately 6 to 9 months of inventory avail-
JAZZ CONCERTS: OCT. 25, NOV. 22 & DEC 27 able.
1700 Dykes Rd 3-5PM FREE
The demand for homes has increased due to
BOO-VILLE: OCTOBER 31 Pines Recreation Cen- decreasing prices. Buyers are finding they can now
ter 7400 Pines Blvd.. 6-9PM FREE 954-986-5022 purchase great properties in more affordable price
ranges. In fact, there is shortage of affordable
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY, NOVEMBER 11, homes for purchase that are not short sales or fore-
Noon...Donnith H Fletcher Memorial Pk, 7900 John- closures.
son St FREE
Many of the foreclosed single family homes un-
STORYBOOK FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 14 SW der $250,000 are selling to cash buyers, or inves-
Regional Library 16835 Sheridan St. 10AM to 4PM tors, and the average buyer seeking financing is be-
FREE ing shut out of this market almost completely. It ap-
pears that the window of opportunity for buyers in
LIGHTING CEREMONY: DECEMBER 5, CITY this price range is closing.
HALL 10100 Pines Blvd., 4-7PM FREE 954-986-
5022 Remember that new mortgage regulations will
extend closings to approximately 60 days, as op-
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: DECEMBER 5.. posed to the 30 day closings we experienced in the
Southwest Focal Point Senior Center 301 NW 103 past. The new regulations require that sufficient time
Ave. 9 AM SHARP! $15pp for Pembroke Pines be given to the borrower to review the terms of the
Residents loan and sign the disclosure statements before pro-
ceeding with an application.
SANTA’S WORKSHOP: DEC 12 Price Park 901
NW208 Ave. 9 AM $10pp If you are thinking of selling your home this is the
time to price it properly. If you are thinking of selling,
SNOW FEST: DECEMBER 19 Pembroke Shores there is no better time than now. Rates are low, val-
Park, 501 SW 172 Ave 10AM-2PM $4 pp for Pem- ues are great.
broke Pines residents
FIRST ISSUE… FALL 2009 PAGE 7
Tips from your Pembroke Pines Police Dept.
BICYCLE SAFETY Parents Consider This…..
To avoid trick or treating troubles entirely,
Before you buy a plan a Halloween costume party with treats,
bicycle helmet, games and scary stories. Make sure your party
MAKE SURE IT FITS! is the place to be! Or check with the Pembroke
Wear it low on your forehead- 2 finger Pines Parks and Recreation Department for the
widths above your eyebrows. Sit it evenly be- dates and times of our Annual Haunted House.
tween your ears and flat on your head. If you would like further information on keeping
Tighten the chin-strap and adjust the pads in- kids safe, please contact the Community Affairs
side so it feels snug and secure and doesn’t Unit of the Pembroke Pines Police Department
move up and down or side to side. at (954) 436-3274 or 435-6538.
All bicycle helmets made in or imported to
the United States must meet a uniform safety
standard issued by the U.S. Consumer Prod-
uct Safety Commission (CPSC). This means
that bike helmets for children ages 1-5 will
cover their heads, giving them more protec-
tion. Look for a label or sticker that states the
helmet meets CPSC regulations. Make Trick or Treating trouble free:
1. Trick or Treaters should always be in-groups
For more information, log onto so they aren’t a tempting target to real life
http://www.cpsc.gov ghouls and goblins.
Or (800) 638-2772 or the Pembroke Pines 2. Parents should always accompany young
Police Department CAU at monsters and make sure older ones haunt
954-436-3274. the neighborhood with friends. Together,
map out a safe route so parents know where
3. Stop only at familiar homes where the lights
4. Try to get your kids to trick or treat while it is
still light outside. If it is dark, make sure
someone has a flashlight and pick well-
5. Re-emphasize to kids how important it is to
NOT enter strange houses or stranger’s
6. Walk on the sidewalks and driveways, never
in the streets.
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