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VOL. 27 NO. 1                                              www.seabreezepublications.com                                        JANUARY 2019


      Recognizing A “Founding Mother”



      By Harold Katz, R.Ph.                                                       Andes, earning a BA in philosophy and letters. While in Colombia, she was contacted by a reporter
                                                                                  from Time/Life Publications and was hired as a “stringer” correspondent because of her Spanish
         ViewPointe, the official newspaper of the Boca Pointe                    language proficiency. Arlene had many newsworthy experiences in Columbia. Being widowed
      Community Association, is just shy of celebrating a quarter                 in 1965, she relocated to Washington, D. C., where she continued her work for Time/Life. One
      century of publication; and one of its founders recently celebrated         of her many interesting assignments was to interview Fidel Castro in Havana. Her queries to the
      her 90th birthday. Arlene Rodman and three other Boca Pointe                president of Cuba apparently irritated him. Her colleagues were certain she would be thrown in
      residents sat down together in 1993 and typed out issue number 1.           jail, but instead, she just was asked to leave the island. Her writing career, besides Life magazine,
      Over two hundred and fifty issues later, Arlene is still submitting         included bylines in The New York Times, the Miami Herald, the Palm Beach Post, El Tempo,
      interesting, newsy articles ...now by computer. ... for almost              East Caribbean Travel, and other regional papers.
      every issue. For several years she served as editor-in-chief,                  In 1974 she married David Rodman, an internist who practiced in New Jersey, and relocated
      and coached aspiring writers along the way. As for being the                there. She was widowed again in 1992 and subsequently retired to Florida. Arlene’s three children,
      “Founding Mother” of ViewPointe, Arlene says “Someone had                   Ray Gould, Virginia Schofield, and Veronica Stoddart are very supportive of their mother in her
      to start it. The need was there.”                                           retirement.
         Arlene’s life history is a more than noteworthy story to be told. Born in Belgium, her family      Arlene’s informative and truthful style of writing is part of her persona, which all ViewPointe
      moved to Germany. In 1939, with World War Two imminent, she became one of the Kinder-  writers try to emulate. We wish her congratulations on entering her 10th decade, and hope for
      Transport children. Parents all over Germany were given an opportunity to send their children   many more ViewPointe submissions in the months to come.
      westward out of the future war zone. Over 10,000 children, some from orphanages, but most leaving
      parents behind, travelled to the Netherlands and England. Arlene ended up in the Netherlands, taken      Harold Katz, R.Ph., is a resident of Costa del Sol. 
      in by willing residents and, eventually, boarded a ship to the United States, where she rejoined
      her father in New York City. The fate of her mother is undetermined to this day. Many Kinder-
      Transport children never saw their parents again.                                      TRANSPONDER FEES
         Growing up in New York, she attended Barnard College for two years, married John, a German
      Jew who lived in Colombia, South America, where she relocated and attended the University of The
                                                                                                           $75.00 - New transponder
                                                                                                        $50.00 - Replacement transponder
         Recipe Corner                                                                                 $25.00 - Re-activation of transponder
                                                                                                        $5.00 – Transponder plastic holder
                                                                                                  **Homeowners, tenants and club members will be
         My Mother Helen’s Banana Bread                                                            issued a transponder to the village they reside in
                                                                                                and into the Boca Pointe Club if they are a member**
         1 scant cup sugar     4 tablespoons sour cream  2 1/2 cups cake flour
         1/2 cup butter        1 cup banana pulp         1/4 teaspoon – salt                    ACCCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT
         2 eggs                1 teaspoon vanilla
         1 teaspoon baking soda  2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder                                     CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY
            Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs beaten very light. Dissolve baking soda in          NO REFUNDS ARE ISSUED
         sour cream and add to the butter, sugar, egg mixture. Beat well.
            Add the bananas, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Mix well.
            Bake in a buttered loaf pan in moderate oven. 375 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes. Test
         with a wooden skewer or toothpick to be sure it comes out clean when stuck into the   Children’s Corner
         center of the bread.
         Lemon Butter Frosting                                                        feature an article or story written
                                                                                       New!! Each month we will
         2 tablespoons butter          1 cup confectioners’ sugar                   by a young Boca Pointe resident
         1 tablespoon milk             1 tablespoon lemon juice                     (under 18 years of age). Please send
         A little bit of lemon rind zested                                          to lisa.cammaleri@fsresidential.
                                                                                    com. *Submit in Word format. 
            Cream butter and sugar very well. Add the lemon juice and rind until thin enough
         to spread.
            Frost the top of the banana bread when it has cooled down and you have removed
         it from the loaf pan.                                                      Recipe Corner
           Enjoy!!!
            Gail Haberman 
                                                                                       New!!! Do you have a favorite family recipe you would
                                                                                    like to share?? Each month we will select and feature a
                                                                                    recipe from a Boca Pointe  resident.  Please submit to lisa.
                                                                                    cammaleri@fsresidential.com. *Submit in Word format. 



                                                                                        The staff of the Boca Pointe Community Association would like
                                                                                    to wish all of our residents a very Happy New Year!! May it be filled
                                                                                      with Love, Peace, Good Health and Prosperity! Happy 2019!!! 
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