Rivers Edge Community Winter Newsletter

Livin’ on the Edge-The Easy Way to do a Community Outing!

Looks like we’ve finally hit the big time when we get a private motor coach to take us to the beautiful Catskill Mountain Resort for a delicious dinner and a great show by entertainer Joey Vincent.  The bus was for our residents only, very comfortable, and no worries about driving home after the show.  Just another perfect example of how we’re “livin’ on the edge”.

Community Tidbits

** Belated Happy Anniversary to Angela and Andy Abdul, who celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in December.

** Congratulations also to Laura and Sal Congemi who celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in January.

** In early February, a group of our residents went to Milford’s Water Wheel Café for the evening to be entertained by Sal Congemi’s band.  Sal wields his bass guitar at the Water Wheel on the first Thursday of each month, and is always delighted to see his friends and neighbors enjoying the music.

** A big “thank you” to Ted Kuykendall who, for years, has been seen strolling along the nearby roads picking up garage that careless and thoughtless people have discarded.  We do appreciate your efforts, Ted, in keeping our area beautiful.

** Ruth Leech, along with Lorraine Sorg, were instrumental in arranging for the “Stress and Health Workshop” given by Dr. Susan Cunico in our clubhouse on Feb 15th.  It was excellent and very informative and we look forward to other workshops in the future.

** If you are a history buff the Matamoras Westfall Historical Society periodically sponsors guest lectures at their meeting hall on nearby Delaware Drive.  Information about the society and their upcoming events can be found on the bulletin board near the clubhouse kitchen.

Night at the Movies at Rivers Edge

All movies at Rivers Edge start at 7:00pm sharp. Social time starts at 6:30. First movie night of each month is pizza night (BYO drink). Pizza arrives at 6 PM.

By popular demand, movies every Tuesday night will continue, but we will return to the every other Tuesday schedule in April.

Calendar At-A-Glance


6th – Whisky, Tango, Foxtrot (R)

13th: Taken (PG13)

20th: Flight Plan (PG13)

27th: Analyze This (R)


3rd: Disconnect (R)

10th: House of Sand & Fog (R)

17th: Man of the Year (PG13)

24th: Road to Perdition (PG13)

Outings & Events

Since our last newsletter was published, group outings have included a ladies luncheon at the Two Rivers Grille in Matamoras; a sumptuous dinner and great show at the Catskill Mountain Resort in Barryville NY, with private bus; and a group dinner at John’s of Arthur Ave in Milford.

More of our outings are planned and some are spontaneous, but all residents are always welcome.  Look for event notices in the Clubhouse and watch your email for special announcements.  If you’d like to be notified when a spontaneous lunch or dinner outing “pops up”, let us know.

Here are some photos of our outings:


Super Bowl Sunday rolled around on February 4th and found a party going on at the clubhouse for the big game.
Everyone brought soup, chili or other sumptuous treats to share (supplemented by some delicious extras from “the kitty”) while the game went on.  And the lucky winners of the game pool were especially happy!













Meet Your Neighbors

Paul and Vita Sarvaideo of 500 Braeburn Path have been married for 36 years.  They are the proud parents of 3 children – a son Nick and his wife Caitlin who live in Purchase, NY and have been married a year and a half; a daughter Dana and her husband Rob who were just married last August and live in Montegomery, NY; and their youngest daughter Leah who is engaged to sage and living in Georgia.  Paul and Vita are in the process of planning for Leah’s wedding, and are also very excited to announce that their daughter Dana and her husband Rob will be presenting them with their first grandchild in October!

Paul recently retired form Con Edison and Entergy after 34 years, and Vita also recently retired after working 18 years in the Valley Central School District as a para-professional in the Special Education Department. Vita and Paul are excited to become a part of Rivers Edge community along with their two fur-babies, Chloe and Rocco.  They feel they really made the right decision making their new home at Rivers Edge, where everyone is so inviting and friendly.


With the new building #23 already up, another foundation already dug, and planning underway for two new buildings on Macintosh, it’s a good time to take a look at our numbers. As of this newsletter:

• Number of units finished: 31
• Number of units occupied: 29 (+2 models)
• Sold units pending completion:
• Built units unsold: 3
• Number of residents: 52

These numbers will change by the time the next newsletter is published as 2 more units are expected to close within the next few months.  these are exciting times as our very special community welcomes new residents to join those already “livin’ on the edge” and enjoying our active Rivers Edge lifestyle.

Guess Who???

Bonnie Matthews guessed correctly that the cute little Rhinestone Cowgirl in the last issue of the newsletter was none other than Barbara Gloor.  For her efforts, Bonnie won a PA State lottery $2 scratch off ticket.

And now for this issue’s adorable child: Can you guess who this simply adorable little girl is? Submit your guess by responding to binky107@earthlink.net.  The first correct guess received via email will get a PA Lottery Scratch off ticket. Who know, you could win big bucks!

Men’s Coffee Social

All men of Rivers Edge are cordially invited to join our new Men’s Coffee Social hour at 9:00AM on the first Saturday of each month. We meet at the Clubhouse for coffee & pastries, and friendly, light-hearted conversation. Come join us!

Your Activities Team

Our community Activities Team is:

Ruth Leech – rlwlblsl@gmail.com (914) 309-6623
Bonnie Matthews-

Contact Ruth or Bonnie if you have questions about an upcoming event, or a suggestion for a new event. Thanks to each of them for the great job they do! We are always looking for ideas for new events or activities, so be sure to talk to one of the Activities Team members about any ideas you may have.

In Sympathy

To Vita Sarvaideo who recently lost her father.

Developer’s Corner

Building #23 is now up!  The roofing is complete and siding and stonework in process, interior work on 2 of the 3 sold units in that building is underway. Though 1 of the sold units is a contingency sale, finishing of the other two is proceeding well.

The foundation for building #24 across the street is in with footings for the interior walls separating each unit poured.  Next will be installation of underground infrastructure, followed by pouring of the finishing slab.  One unit in this building is already tentatively sold, and work to finish construction of this 5 unit building is proceeding as fast as weather  permits.

Interior finishing work on the final two units in building #7 (the existing riverside unit) is proceeding as quickly as possible, with closing on one of those units expected within the next few weeks, and closing on the final unity expected within a few weeks after that.  Permit work for new building #8 on the river is in process and construction will start s soon as the needed permits are secured. As mentioned in the last newsletter, one unit in this future riverside building #8 has already been sold. Plans are also underway for yet another building (#10) on Macintosh Way.

The existing model units are in the process of beign updated, and the B model renovation is completed and looks very nice (stop to see it). Renovation of the A model (end unit) is imminent, and since all of the furniture and many of the decorative accessories will be replaced, the developer will be offering the existing furniture and some accessories at very reasonable prices.  Contact Geoff or Nancy for details.

Friends & Family Sales Incentive

The Rivers Edge developer’s “Friends & Family” incentive program provides residents who bring or refer a new prospect to the sales office with a generous financial reward if that prospect purchases a new unit in Rivers Edge. The prospect must not have previously interacted with the sales office, and must be verified as being referred by the resident.

The developer reports that resident response to this new program has been encouraging. As a reminder, the developer will pay the referring resident’s monthly HOA dues for one year if the referral results in a sale. Please contact Geoff Pitcher for additional details