Housing Authority of the Township of Woodbridge
20 Bunns Lane
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: (732) 634-2750
Fax: (732) 634-8421
Towers & Gardens
Inside this issue: HOLIDAY STORIES FROM WHA STAFF
Rent, ACOP 2 My most cherished holiday memory was when I bought a very
Tower News 3-5 expensive doll for Katie. The doll was supposed to do everything a
real baby does. Unfortunately, when she opened it on Christmas
Events Around Town 6
morning, it did not work. I felt so horrible because it was the only
YMCA, Barron Art 7 thing she had asked for. I told her that Santa had an arrangement with
BOC, Bug Bits 8 Toy R Us. If any children’s toys did not work properly, Toys R Us
Just for fun 9 would exchange them for Santa. Katie would not let
Kathy’s Corner 10
me return that doll, because she said that I would not
return her if she didn’t work right. I couldn’t argue
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with that-so I paid $80.00 for a doll that did nothing.
But she loved it!!
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1st-World AIDS My husband and I were just married and looking for the
Day perfect Christmas tree. Since we were living in the Bronx at the time,
1st-7th-National we were on foot. There were many trees to pick from but we were
looking for the tallest and the fullest one possible. It had just ended
Tolerance Week snowing and there was magic in the air. We walked and walked and
5th-11th-National finally found the perfect Christmas tree. What we didn’t realize was
Hand Washing that we had walked five miles and now had to get
Week the tree home. Well, part of living in the Bronx
10th-Nobel Prize was being resourceful so we took the Christmas
Day tree home on the subway. We were just glad we
didn’t have to buy a token for the tree to ride the
Eve I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it
saying toys not included!!
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Page 2 Towers & Gardens December, 2010
RENT Winter is fast approaching with its frigid temperatures
and blustery winds. This signifies the end of Jersey
Rent is due on the 1st. produce until 2011; no more Jersey tomatoes, spinach,
If you are using any of the rent carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, etc. So how are
boxes, your check must be in the these two connected?
box before 4 PM on December 5th. This is the time to start thinking about preparing for
next spring’s plantings if you enjoy fresh produce at
After 4 PM is late—No exceptions! minimum cost with little toil. Community gardens may
*** Important*** be your solution for 2011!
What is a community garden? It is a garden located on
♦ Do not post-date your checks. When a common or public property on which members of a
check is received by the Housing community work together to grow produce. Where is
Authority, it must be deposited within this property located? It can be at Woodbridge
48 hours. We cannot deposit checks Gardens, Maple Tree Manor, or any other WHA
that are post-dated and cannot hold facility-Stern, Adams, Finn, Olsen, Greiner, and
them until the following month. Cooper Towers. It enables people who do not have
♦ If you have a third party paying your their own property to grow vegetables for their own use
rent (e.g. family member), they must or to grow produce to be distributed to others. You
put your name, building and apartment need seeds, access to water, soil, sun, flats and a
number on the check so it can be willingness to work.
identified and deposited correctly. This past year, St. John Vianney of Colonia established
St. Isidore’s Community Garden.
The produce was so bountiful that it supplied fresh
Admissions and Continued produce for many of Woodbridge’s food pantries at no
Occupancy Policy (ACOP)
cost to the recipients. Because of it’s success, the
Please be advised that the updated, proposed
policy sent to all residents last month for
committee received the 2010 Global Herald Award
review, will not be presented to the Board of from the Metuchen Diocese as well as a $2000.00 grant
Commissioners for consideration at this time. from Catholic Relief Services. The money for this
We have found what we consider a more grant was obtained from Operation Rice Bowl funds
comprehensive format that was professionally and is to be used to promote and expand the concept of
prepared by we believe the National community gardens in other areas of Woodbridge.
Association of Housing and Redevelopment Since St. John Vianney was so successful, the members
Organization (NAHRO). This format presents want to share their expertise, knowledge and some seed
the actual HUD Regulation with the exact money to start community gardens elsewhere in the
wording, followed by the policy that will be township at locations that have public or common
followed by the housing authority. We believe property. A meeting will be held in February to lay the
this format will present a much clearer
groundwork for spring plantings throughout the
overview of the WHA policies and what they
are based on.
It may take me another month to finish If you are interested or have any questions, please
preparing this format for review, but please contact Councilwoman Brenda Velasco at
submit any comments or ideas concerning the email@example.com or
new or changed proposals presented last Maureen Jorgensen@sjvs.net. Thank you.
month, as we can hopefully use your ideas to
reevaluate said proposals. We welcome your Councilwoman Brenda Velasco
thoughts and ideas.
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WOODBRIDGE MALL—Mondays, 10AM—2PM. Call MCAT at 1-800-221-3520.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION—Monday, December 20th from 9:30 to 11:30AM.
BINGO—Monday & Friday from 6PM—8:30PM in the Community Room.
FOOD SHOPPING—Wednesdays, 9AM to 12PM. Call MCAT at 1-800-221-3520.
MULTI SERVICE PROGRAM—Thursday, December 16th from 2PM to 4PM.
STRETCH & TONE—Every Thursday 10:30AM—11:30AM by the Club at Woodbridge.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP—Every Friday from 10AM—11AM.
RESIDENT COUNCIL MEETING—Tuesday, December 6th at 6PM.
NEWS–HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GREINER TOWERS!!
WOODBRIDGE MALL—Tuesdays, 10AM—2PM. Call MCAT at 1-800-221-3520.
RESIDENT COUNCIL MEETING-Tuesday, December 1st at 6PM.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION—Thursday, December 9th from 9:30AM to
FOOD SHOPPING—Thursdays, 11:30AM to 2:30PM. Call MCAT at 1-800-221-3520.
MULTI SERVICE PROGRAM—Friday, December 10th from 2PM to 4PM.
STRETCH & TONE-Every Wednesday from 10:30AM to 11:30AM by the Club at
NEWS–The festive season of December is upon us. The holiday gatherings offer bread,
wine and thou and some Ho Ho Ho! Be good! Santa sees you when you’re sleeping and
knows when you’re awake! Birthday wishes to Vithaldas, Ajmera, Kapilaben, Hardev and
Barbara. Sentimental journeys all!!
Your Cooper Reporter, Kathy Martorelli
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FABULOUS FINN NEWS
CONGREGATE MEALS—Daily at 12PM in the Adams Towers Community Room.
Contact Janie at (732) 636-0143 for more information.
BINGO—Mondays at 6:00 PM in the Community Room.
RESIDENT COUNCIL MEETING—Monday, December 20th at 3PM.
SUNSHINE CLUB—Monday, December 27th at 1:30PM.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION—Tuesday, December 7th from 9:30AM to 11:30AM.
CONGREGATE AFTERNOON TEA—Every Thursday at 2PM at Adams Towers.
MALL—Wednesdays, 11:30AM—3:15PM. Call MCAT at 1 (800) 221-3520.
FOOD SHOP—Fridays, 11:45AM—2:15 PM. Call MCAT at 1 (800) 221-3520.
ARTS & CRAFTS-Thursday, December 2nd at 10:30AM.
NEWS–Welcome all our new and old friends to the Holiday Season. This month we greet
new neighbors Ernesto Montesinos, Ramiro Rosario and Aladar Legenyei. We had an
interesting council meeting and look forward to sharing good times at the Oldie Goldie
Christmas Party and the many Thanksgiving parties this time of year. Enjoy your holiday
celebrations one and all!
Your Finn Reporter, Gloria Teich
CONGREGATE MEAL PROGRAM—Daily at 12PM. Contact Rhonda at (732) 634-3972.
FOOD SHOPPING—Tuesdays from Noon—2:30PM. Call MCAT at 1-800-221-3520.
WOODBRIDGE MALL—Wednesdays, 11:30AM—3 PM. Call MCAT at 1-800-221-3520.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION—Wednesday, December 8th from 9:30 to 11:30AM.
BINGO— Tuesdays. Open to all residents; $1 per board, 50/50.
RESIDENT COUNCIL MEETING—Thursday, December 16th at 6PM.
CONGREGATE AFTERNOON TEA—Mondays at 2:00PM. Join us!
NEWS– Another year is coming to an end. Seems the older we get, the faster they go!
Resident Council wishes everyone a holiday season filled with continued peace, health and
happiness. Welcome to our new neighbor Pete Kasper. We also wish him a speedy
recovery. Happy December birthday to Maryann Quinn, Marie Grassle, Pete Kasper and
our special Congregate gal Rhonda Wishney. Until next year……..
Your Stern reporter, Janet Murray
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FOOD SHOPPING—Mondays, 11:30AM—2:30 PM. Call MCAT at 1-800-221-3520.
COFFEE TIME—Join us each Tuesday from 10:00AM to 11:30 PM.
BINGO– Tuesdays at 6:30PM in the Community Room.
WOODBRIDGE MALL—Thursdays, 10AM—2PM. Call MCAT at 1-800-221-3520.
MULTI SERVICE PROGRAM—Thursday, December 2nd from 2PM to 4PM.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION—Thursday, December 9th from 12:30PM to 2:30PM.
RESIDENT COUNCIL MEETING—Thursday, December 9th at 7PM.
NEWS–We welcome our new neighbor, Janet Noventy. Our Halloween party was a great
success! Pictured are Susie LaSalle and John Vacca. Residents enjoyed Donuts &
Discussions this past month. Welcome to our new Bingo caller, June
Martin. Happy December birthday to Mark, Sharon, Margaret, Robert,
Manijen, Ralph , Janet and Russell.
Your Olsen Reporter, Carol Mochan
CONGREGATE MEAL PROGRAM—Daily at 12PM in the Adams Community Room.
BINGO—Fridays at 6:00PM in the Community Room.
CONGREGATE AFTERNOON TEA—Every Thursday at 2PM at Adams Towers.
MALL—Wednesdays, 11:30AM—3:15PM. FOOD SHOP—Fridays, 11:45AM—2:15PM.
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION—Monday, December 20th from 12:30PM to 2:30PM.
ARTS & CRAFTS-Thursday, December 2nd at 10:30AM.
RAINBOW CLUB-There was one birthday this month, Stella Davis. We had pizza and
soda. The 50/50 was won by JoAnn Terry. Door prizes were won by Dolores Kondor and
NEWS-Our first Resident Council meeting went very well. The 50/50 was won by Virginia
Brown. Coffee and donuts were served. We now have a new copy machine available in the
community room from 9AM to 5PM. Thank you to Philomena, for the very generous
donation!! I hope everyone enjoyed their turkey and all the trimmings and being with
family. We can now get ready for Christmas and Santa and all the festivities! Stay well and
see you next month!!
Your Star Reporter for Adams, Cathy Ellison
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Events Around Town
with It the Most!
A Special Santa! Holiday Food ~ . . by bringing a CANNED FOOD I (or 2...) to ea
WINTER HOLIDAY SALE — Give
of these events. HAVE HAPPYHAV HOLIDAYS IN WOODBRIDGE the Gift of ART!
Woodbridge Artisan Guild Holiday Need It the Main
Please SHARE the True Spirit of the Holidays with Those WhoShoppe ~ 53Most! Street
Buy original art work & craft items … prices from $3.00-$200.00
Tue. & Thur. noon-2 pm ~ Wed. 6-9 pm ~ Sat. 10 am-4 pm
HOLIDAY STROLL & SLEIGH RIDE. Sat. Nov. 27, 1-4 pm
Main & School Streets, Downtown - FREE!
TOWN HALL TREE LIGHTING & HOLIDAY RECEPTION - FREE!
Fri. Dec. 3, 5 pm ~ Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave.
Followed at 7:30 pm by HOLIDAY CONCERT - FREE!
New Horizons Band of Woodbridge at Woodbridge Center Mall
50th ANNUALHOLIDAY PARADE. Sun. Dec. 5, 1:30 pm - FREE!
Downtown Woodbridge — Rain date Dec. 12
HOLIDAY CONCERT. Fri. Dec. 10, 8 pm - FREE!
Princeton Garden Statesmen ~ 86-Voice Barbershop Group
St. James Catholic Church, 361 Amboy Ave. Call 732-634-0413 for reservation
PICTURE WITH SANTA. Sat. Dec. 11, 10 am - FREE!
Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main St.
HOLIDAY SING-ALONG. Sat. Dec. 18, 8 pm - FREE!
New Horizons Choral Group ~ 1st Presbyterian Church, 600 Rahway Ave.
HOLIDAY CONCERT. Wed. Dec. 22, 7:30 pm - FREE!
Woodbridge HS Choir ~ St. Andrews Catholic Church, 244 Avenel St.
From the Mall to Main Street, you’ll find a warm holiday welcome in
Woodbridge. Shop, stroll, grab a snack or just enjoy the Yuletide spirit of our
annual Holiday Events. Plenty of free parking for cars and sleighs!
BE A SPECIAL SANTA! SUPPORT THE WOODBRIDGE HOLIDAY
FOOD DRIVE BY BRINGING A CANNED FOOD ITEM (OR 2..) TO EACH
EVENT. PLEASE SHARE THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS WITH
THOSE WHO NEED IT THE MOST!!
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Seniors at the YMCA BARRON ART CENTER
600 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ CALENDAR
Call Cynthia Ruzich at (732) 596-4053 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge
These programs are made possible with the (732) 634-0413
cooperation of the Woodbridge Township
Recreation Department. Pre-registration is **************************
required for participation in all programs. POETS WEDNESDAY PARTY
Brown Bag Movie Wed. Dec. 8, 8 pm
Tuesdays: 11 AM to 1:30 PM Featuring
Pack lunch and a beverage— Maria Gillan
popcorn is on us! (American Book Award Winner)
Wednesdays: 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Jewelry and Paper Crafts Workshops
Wednesdays: 11 AM to 1 PM
Basic and advanced jewelry making as well as HOLIDAY TRAIN DISPLAY
scrap booking, card making and rubberstamp- Dec. 3rd to 28th
ing! Fri. 11 am-4 pm; Sat. & Sun. 2 pm-4 pm
Fridays from 11 AM to 1 PM—Join the fun!
Mondays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM YMCA AT WOODBRIDGE COMMUNITY
Rummikub, Mah Jongg and Scrabble 7TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
games are also available for use weekdays FRIDAY DECEMBER 3RD
from 9 AM– 2 PM. The gaming card 7PM-9PM
tables are set up in the upstairs lobby OUR FESTIVITES WILL SHOWCASE :
during those times. See front desk for the ♥ PERFORMANCES BY THE WOODBRIDGE
key to the senior gaming cabinet.
♥ A VISIT FROM SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS
SENIOR BROWN BAG MOVIES ♥ HOLIDAY CRAFTS AND GAMES
AT THE YMCA ♥ TAKE A SWIM WITH SANTA 6-7:30PM
BRING YOUR LUNCH ♥ CHANCES TO WIN AWESOME PRIZES
CALL TO REGISTER AND GIVEAWAYS
EVERY TUESDAY 11:00AM-1:30PM
ADMISSION IS A NON-PERISHABLE ITEM
Dec. 7th-”Elf ” FOR DONATION TO THE WOODBRIDGE
Dec. 14th-”Christmas Vacation” FOOD BANK
Dec. 21st-”Fred Claus”
Dec. 28th-”Date Night”
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WHA Board of Commissioners BUG BITS
By Vinnie Sammartino
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, native to the
#2411– Extend Contract for Congregate China mainland, was accidentally introduced into the
Program-Nu-Way Concessionaires U.S. in 1998 as a stowaway in packing crates.
#2412-Revision of Flat Rents The adults are approximately 5/8 of a inch long and
the underside is a white or pale tan, sometimes with
#2413-Approved SEMAP Certification
gray or black markings. The legs are brown with faint
#2414-Approved Bill List white banding. The stink glands are located on the
#2415-Approved Painting Contract underside of the thorax, between the first and second
#2416-Award Energy Performance Contract pair of legs.
#2417-Approved Designated Auditor The Stink Bug is an agricultural pest that can cause
#2418-Approved Designated Council widespread damage to fruit and vegetable crops. In
the U.S., the Stink Bug feeds, beginning in late May or
early June, on a wide range of fruits and vegetables. It
is a sucking insect, a “true bug”, that uses its
proboscics to pierce the host plant in order to feed.
This feeding results, in part, in the formation of small
necrotic areas on the outer surface of the fruit but
ranges from leaf stippling, cat-facing on trees fruits,
seed loss, and the transmission of plant pathogens.
The Stink Bug invades homes in the fall to survive the
winter. The bug enters buildings by crawling
under siding, into soffits, around window and door
frames, under rood shingles and into any crawl space
or attic vent. Once inside, they go into a state of
hibernation where they wait for winter to pass, but
often the warmth of the house causes them to become
active and fly clumsily around light fixtures.
****************************************** The Stink Bugs ability to emit a vile odor through
holes in its abdomen is a self defense mechanism
meant to prevent it from being eaten by birds and
lizards. However, simply jostling the bug, cornering
it, scaring or injuring it, or attempting to remove it
NEXT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
from one’s house can “set it off”.
MEETING Pesticides have no effect on controlling the insect. In
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 a Rutgers Lab study the insect was sprayed with
7:00PM pyrethrins and two days later it got up and walked
OLSEN TOWERS away. One of the best ways to remove the Stink Bug
555 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE., FORDS from your home is to simply allow the bug to walk
onto a piece of paper and release it outside. This may
work until the bug finds its way back into your home.
I prefer to catch them and flush them down the toilet.
FOR ANY PEST ISSUES CALL (732) 634-2750
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SANTA CLAUS Holiday Safety
M B R S N O W V O D N B Please follow the following safety tips provided
C H F U L P V G H E Q E by the National Safety Council to help ensure
your family remains safe over the upcoming
R E I N D E E R O W M A holiday season. They have reported that
E K S C O O I Y H A W R Christmas trees account for 250 fires annually
resulting in 14 deaths, 26 injuries and more than
D L Q H I R L G O N N D $13.8 million in property damage. Typically
S J E I Y O T P H E E A shorts in electric lights or open flames from
candles, lighters or matches start tree fires.
U G T M R K B H H B Z S
Well-watered trees are usually not a problem,
I S T N E S E R P V T L but dry neglected trees can be.
Before you begin to decorate, carefully examine
T D U E W M H T S O I H
your holiday lights and dispose any that show
X T O Y S N U R Z C L J signs of deterioration such as, exposed wiring,
Z A O P L J I D X D B E The National Safety Council has provide the
following check list:
FIND:Beard, Blitzen, Chimney, Ho Ho Ho, North Pole,
Presents, Red Suit, Reindeer, Rudolph, Sleigh, Snow, • If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is
Toys labeled, certified, or identified by the manufac-
turer as fire retardant.
CHRISTMAS CHEESE CAKE • Choose a live tree with fresh, green needles
that do not fall off when touched.
Ingredients: • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 1-2”
1 Package (3 0Z.) lady finger cookies from the base of the trunk.
3 (8 oz.) Packages cream cheese • Make sure the tree is at least 3 feet away
1 Cup white sugar from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators,
candles, heat vents, or lights
1 1/2 Pint sour cream • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add
1 Tablespoon almond extract
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling • Use lights that have the label of an
independent testing laboratory.
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line sides of one 10 inch • Replace any string of lights with worn or
broken cords or lose bulb connections.
spring form pan with ladyfingers, then line the
• Don’t connect more than 3 strands of mini
bottom with lady fingers (cutting if necessary).
light sets together, or if using the large bulbs,
2. Cream the cream cheese and sugar together. Add the
don’t string together more than 50 bulbs.
eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in
• Never use lit candles to decorate the tree
the extracts and fold in the sour cream. Pour batter
Always turn off Christmas tree lights before
into the prepared pan. Cover the tops of the lady fin- leaving home or going to bed.
gers with foil.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes until almost set Have a wonderful holiday and a safe and
in the middle. Remove from oven and let stand for 1/2 happy New Year.
hour, then remove sides of pan. Refrigerate for at least
24 hours, then top with cherry pie filling.
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Pest Control Schedule
During 2011, the monthly Pest Control Inspection at each dwelling unit at our senior sites will be conducted as
Month Greiner Cooper Olsen Stern Finn Adams
January 1/6/11 1/7/11 1/13/11 1/14/11 1/20/11 1/21/11
February 2/3/11 2/4/11 2/10/11 2/11/11 2/17/11 2/18/11
March 3/3/11 3/4/11 3/10/11 3/11/11 3/17/11 3/18/11
April 4/7/11 4/8/11 4/14/11 4/15/11 4/20/11 4/21/11
May 5/5/11 5/6/11 5/12/11 5/13/11 5/19/11 5/20/11
June 6/2/11 6/3/11 6/9/11 6/10/11 6/16/11 6/17/11
July 7/7/11 7/8/11 7/14/11 7/15/11 7/21/11 7/22/11
August 8/4/11 8/5/11 8/11/11 8/12/11 8/18/11 8/19/11
September 9/1/11 9/2/11 9/8/11 9/9/11 9/15/11 9/16/11
October 10/6/11 10/7/11 10/13/11 10/14/11 10/20/11 10/21/11
November 11/3/11 11/4/11 11/9/11 11/10/11 11/17/11 11/18/11
December 12/1/11 12/2/11 12/8/11 12/9/11 12/15/11 12/16/11
Please note these dates on your calendar, as this is the only notice that will be sent advising of these monthly
These inspections have proven invaluable in controlling pest problems within our buildings. If you have any
questions regarding pest control, please do not hesitate to ask Vinnie (the pest control manager) when he
conducts the inspection of your apartment.
Inspections at WGA have been suspended, but will resume in the Spring. A schedule will be published prior
Thank you all for your continued cooperation.
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ODDS & ENDS
I have been receiving numerous complaints from OLDIE GOLDIE HOLIDAY PARTY
residents at WGA about the ever increasing FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
population of stray cats on the property. The 6PM-10PM
number of cats has become so great that residents KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
are being overcome by the foul smell of urine and 116 GRAND ST., ISELIN
solid waste. Families with young children are
RESIDENTS MUST CONTACT
hesitant to allow them to play outside, for fear of
DANIELLE AT (732) 634-2750 EXT 124
FOR A TICKET NO LATER THAN
them coming in contact with the cat waste, which NOVEMBER 24TH. THERE ARE 175
can be quite unhealthy for youngsters. TICKETS AVAILABLE AND WILL BE
I have contacted animal control and was unfortu- GIVEN OUT ON A FIRST COME-FIRST
nately told that the problems associated with stray SERVED BASIS. A WAITING LIST WILL
cats is wide spread throughout Woodbridge and as a BE MAINTAINED FOR GUESTS.
result, animal control has a rather large back log of PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE
resident requests for traps to gather up the stray INCLUDING YOUR NAME, APT,
cats. Therefore they are not able to provide us with BUILDING AND WHETHER YOU WILL BE
traps at this time, but will pick up any cats that we USING M-CAT. TICKETS WILL BE
are able to contain. Our Pest Control Manager will GIVEN OUT ON FRIDAY DECEMBER
be trying to devise a method to contain the stray 3RD IN THE COMMUNITY ROOMS OF
cats and alleviate the problem. EACH SENIOR BUILDING ACCORDING
However, many residents have reported that their TO THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:
neighbors are putting food out for the stray cats. 9:30-9:45AM– ADAMS TOWERS
This is a problem we have addressed a number of 9:45-10AM– FINN TOWERS
times in the past. We have continually asked 10:15-10:30AM– STERN TOWERS
residents not to provide food for stray animals, 11-11:20AM-GREINER TOWERS
because the food left for cats or dogs, also supplies 11:30-11:50AM-COOPER TOWERS
a ready food source for other less desirable pests 12:15-12:30PM-OLSEN TOWERS
Now the problem is becoming convoluted by the
WGA RESIDENT COUNCIL
ever increasing population of cats appearing on our
DECEMBER 8TH, 2010
You must stop supplying food to these stray
animals. A ready supply of food will create a 7PM
bountiful habitat for the current population and CAMPUS OF LEARNERS
attract additional stray cats to congregate here also. 10 BUNNS LANE
I know that you may have a hard time allowing ALL WGA RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY
animals to go hungry, but you must hold the good ENCOURAGED
of the community above your love for animals. TO ATTEND
If we do not get this problem under control, every-
one may soon have to wear boots and a mask each GUGGENHEIIM MUSEUM
time they leave their apartment. JANUARY 7TH
I have not received any recent complaints about BUS WILL DEPART FROM THE
feeding animals at our senior sites, but you should WOODBRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER AT
heed the same advise at those locations also. 9:30AM
LUNCH WILL BE AT THE
Thank you all for your cooperation. WRIGHT RESTAURANT COST- $71.00
Page 12 Towers & Gardens December, 2010
MORE WHA HOLIDAY STORIES
It was midnight Christmas. Ed, his brother Alex and his sister, Deb were opening gifts. They
were all in their teens. Traditionally, they stayed up all night long hanging around and opening
gifts but this time was different. As they were in the living room opening gifts, they noticed a
small mouse. All three of them jumped on the loveseat. It was quite a small loveseat and did
not hold three people comfortably. However, three of them were on the love-
seat looking for the mouse and hoping it would leave the room. They waited
all night long. On Christmas morning, Mom and Dad came downstairs to find
the three of them asleep on the loveseat. Three grown teenagers piled up one
on top of the other on this tiny loveseat making every effort not to fall off!
I asked the kids to start decorating the tree while I took a shower. When I came out half the
tree was spray painted red and the other side green.
I had just finished decorating the Christmas tree when my new kitten decided to
drop off the couch onto the top of the tree sending it crashing to the floor.
I had just had a new baby right before Christmas. My husband wanting to be helpful, decided
to buy a tree. Unfortunately, he purchased one that was too tall to fit in the house. Imagine my
surprise when I came home to find the top of the tree inside a hole in the ceiling!!
My girlfriend was ill during the holiday shopping season. I called her two days before
Christmas to see if she needed help which she did as she didn’t have a special gift for her son.
So I picked her up and sat her on top of a shopping cart seat and off we went–
she pointed and I loaded the cart as we laughed ourselves silly!!
SINCEREST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON
FROM THE STAFF OF WHA
Sincerely, Donna Brightman