April 2019 Setalker
HOA Board News and Information
The HOA Board, for the first time ever, will rest for this month. They will have more to say come May's Setalker.
Social Committee Update
by Ellen Silverman
2019 SPRING FLING
Sunday, June 2
(formerly Lombardi's on the Sound)
$65 per person
Signup on Saturday morning, May 4, 10:00-Noon, in the clubhouse
Please contact Janice Cerullo at 631-928-5493 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Josephine Brandine at 917-833-1158 email@example.com
Aside from showers, April will bring:
Watch your emails and your eSetalker for details as they become available!
Chuckle of The Month
by Pat Dawson
THE LOVE DRESS
The mother-in-law stopped unexpectedly by the recently married couple’s house. She rang the doorbell and stepped into the house. She saw her daughter-in-law standing naked by the door.“What are you doing?” she asked. “I’m waiting for my husband to come home from work.,” the daughter-in-law answered. “But you’re NAKED!” the mother-in-law exclaimed. “This is my Love Dress.” the daughter-in-law explained. “Love Dress? But you’re naked!”
“My husband loves me to wear this dress! It makes him happy and it makes me happy. I would appreciate it if you would leave because he will be home from work any minute.” The mother-in-law was tired of all this romantic talk and left.
On the way home she thought about the Love Dress. When she got home she got undressed, showered, put on her best perfume and waited by the front door. Finally her husband got home. He walked in and saw her standing naked by the door.“What are you doing?” he exclaimed. “This is My Love Dress.” She replied. “Needs ironing.” he said.
What Have You Learned?
Submitted by Ray Dawson
Words by Andy Rooney
4/4 Dominick Distefano
4/5 Richard DiCecio
4/6 Carole Buckley
4/7 Barbara Dreyfus
4/8 Tom Purcell
4/8 Joe Zanca
4/12 Carl Kirshner
4/12 Dolores Lockerbie
4/13 Phyllis Colby
4/16 Joan McCool
4/17 Betty Gasperin
4/18 Andrea Kozlowsky
4/24 Ray Ruocco
4/25 Richard Maddas
4/25 Betty McCarthy
4/26 Josephine Falcone
4/26 Diane Ward
4/29 RoseAnne Falcone
4/2 Bill & Mary Negra
4/3 Joe & Sheri Pleva
4/16 James & Susan Malone
4/18 Gerry & Kathy Holly
4/23 Pat & Alice Sabbatino
4/27 Ron & Barbara Dreyfus
Speaking of Sports
by Joe Polizzi
This month I am reporting from, and I say this affectionately because I am one of them, the land of “white hair”. Alice and I are in sunny Hutchinson Island, Florida warming up and recharging from the northern winter cold. Yet it’s been quite a mild winter this year. I guess there is some truth to global warming. No one seems to work down here. During the day the roads are busy partially do to the long interval between traffic light changes, deliberate driving skills and right turn signals that seem to always be flashing. Stores are crowded and coupons are a plenty. Dinner hour starts at 4PM with “early bird specials”, followed by “happy hour”, and ending with dinner but not all in the same evening. What is astonishing though is that by 8:30 PM the roads are empty and the restaurants are beginning to close. Thrice this season we actually closed down three different places and it was only 9:45. You know the drill: waiters clean up around you and the waitresses ask if you want more coffee and “pay the check whenever you’re ready”. This is all during the week and never on the weekend because the young folk clutter the roads even more and clog all the restaurants. So weekdays are our fun time.
Now I get why the 9:30 lights outs is so common in Florida. Daytime, if you’re not on the road or shopping, is filled with a flurry of activity. Early on the bikers and walkers fill the designated paths. This can be followed by water aerobics at the pool or a short trip to the gym for chair yoga, pilates, senior fit, butts & gutts, brain fitness or zumba. The more adventuresome will play some tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard or a round of golf but not all in the same day. And there are always some people at the pier or in their boats doing some fishing. Then if time permits some sunbathing at the pool or on the beach will allow for friendly conversation or catching up on your summertime reading list. So you can see that daylight time can be quite busy thus contributing to the need for an early rest or relaxation by the TV. Being one of the “white hairs”, whose numbers are increasing, are retired or semi-retired, might be grandparents, I am beginning to realize that quality time spent now is truly enjoyable and well earned. So as always stay healthy and hitt’em straight....Joe “White Hair” Polizzi
St Joseph's and St Patrick's Day Celebration
by Ellen Silverman and Josephine Brandine
We had a lovely St.Joseph's/St. Patrick's Celebration at the the Clubhouse on Tuesday night, March 19th.
It was great to see our neighbors who braved
this long Setauket Meadows winter get together and share a cocktail or two.
Thanks to all who contributed great food,
Italian pastries, and Irish beverages.
Watch your emails for the date of a Cinco de Mayo Party!
Here's some pics of the attendees.
Recipe of The Month
by Pat Dawson
EASY SHRIMP SCAMPI
Security/Computer Tip of The Month
by Ray Dawson
I'll take an educated guess and say that of none of the Setauket Meadows residents, not one of you, have all the security measures installed on your phone and computer which will prevent hackers from getting your personal information. Yes, I'm guilty of it too. There are many steps you can take to secure your data. I will review some of them. There are too many to cover in this column.
Shred old documents and statements. My personal recommendation is if it has your name or address or account number or other identifying information......shred it!
If you use an Apple Mac you can turn on the built in Firewall right on your Mac. Here's how: