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Leisure Club Solves a Murder
After a woman was mur- dered, her three friends made an effort to uncover her mur- derer. They called upon an inept medium to try to help them. However, when his in- formation started to get close to the identity of the murderer he was shot dead.
The victim’s husband, a pot head, also claimed to know who murdered his wife, and made his reasoning be known to t he too was shot dead. Finally a detective, after reviewing the facts, calls upon the audience to help him solve the murder. Therein is the plot of “Deadly Housewives” a Without a Clue Productions presented at Char- lie Brown’s Restaurant on Oc- tober 21, 2009 for the benefit of the Leisure Club.
The production was pro- fessional, thought-provoking, at times humorous and above all entertaining. There was no stage. The actors performed
during a hot buffet luncheon. Prior to any contact with each other, the actors circulated throughout the room so that the audience would be familiar with the role they were portray- ing. They interacted with the
Leisure Club members. Some members of the audience were able to identify the murderer and the motive for the murder. But all who attended had an enjoyable afternoon out with a good meal. Story by Peter Gallo Jr. ###
Buy a Ribbon -- Feed The Hungry
Knights of Columbus Saint Anthony Council #11585 in Wood-Ridge will sponsor a “Buy-a-Ribbon -- Feed the Hungry” drive during Decem- ber 2009.
Each red ribbon purchased
will signify a $10 or more contribution to feeding the lo- cal hungry. Bruce’s Florist in Carlstadt, will provide the rib- bons. To make a donation or for more information, contact the Knights at 201-460-8929. ###
Now is the Time to Prepare for Winter
John Depken, Keller-Dep- ken Oil, offers these helpful conservation tips that will help you to save on your energy bill this winter.
Start with your heating system. Have a heating pro- fessional do a routine-check before cold weather arrives.
Clean or replace filters on your furnace once a month or as needed. Vacuum the vents and other heating components.
Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters and radia- tors. Make sure they are not blocked by furniture, carpet- ing, drapes, etc. Place heat- resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators.
Turn your thermostats down to 68 degrees or below. Reduce the setting to 55 de- grees before going to sleep or leaving for the day. Consider installing a setback thermostat. (For each one degree you turn down the thermostat in the winter, you’ll save up to 5% on your heating costs).
Test your home for airtight- ness. On a windy day, hold a lit incense stick (or a ribbon) next to your doors, windows, electrical boxes/outlets, etc.
If the smoke stream travels horizontally, you have located
an air leak that needs to be caulked, sealed or weather- stripped. Install rubber or foam gaskets behind outlets and switchplates on exterior walls.
Look for dirty spots in your insulation -- an indication where air leaks into and out of your home. Add insulation as needed.
Have your chimney in- spected and cleaned. When the fireplace is not in use, keep the flue damper tightly closed. If not, heat escapes 24 hours a day
it’s like a 48” window wide
open during the winter.
Install tempered glass doors and a heat-air exchange system that blows warm air back into the room.
Use grates made of C- shaped metal tubes to draw cool room air into the fireplace and circulate warm air back into your home. If you don’t
use your fireplace, plug and seal the chimney flue.
Winterize your plumb- ing by taking care of known plumbing issues with pipes that freeze. Heat tape can be used to keep them warm dur- ing extremely cold weather. Turn off and drain water from outdoor faucets exposed to the cold -- such as the back yard garden hose.
Now is the time to pre- pare your home for winter. A simple energy audit and a little preparation can increase your family’s comfort, and save you money on your heating costs.
If you have any questions about improving your energy situation, please call John Dep- ken, Keller-Depken Oil, at 201-288-0723. ###
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December 2009 Heights Senior Calendar
Open to All Hasbrouck Heights Seniors
Monday, December 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Games, cards & coffee Tuesday, Tuesday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10:00 a.m. Line Dancing $1.00 2:00 p.m. Adv. Chair Yoga $1.00 6:00 p.m. Games, cards & coffee Wednesday, December 16, 23, 30 10:00 a.m. Wii Bowling League 2:00 p.m. Senior Paced Aerobics $1.00 Thursday, December 3, 10, 17, 31 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Games, cards & coffee 2:00 p.m. Senior Yoga $1.00 Friday, December 4, 11 10:00 a.m. Fun Bingo 1:00 p.m. Movies Check Center Bulletin Board for listings Friday, December 18 10:00 a.m. Games, cards & coffee
CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 2
10:30 a.m. Leisure Club Executive Meeting Wednesday, December 9
Christmas Party Noon to 4 p.m.
NOTE: Center will be closed: Christmas Eve: Thursday, December 24 Christmas Day: Friday, December 25
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