RAC the Vote

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by Christopher Taydus
ctaydus@erickson.com

With the national election out of the way, Oak Crest looks toward voting in another one as the community prepares for the Resident Advisory Council election. This nine-member board of residents acts as liaisons between the residents of Oak Crest and the Administration team.

The RAC Elections are held every year with member’s terms being two years long. The election alternates between four and five open positions each year. This year, eight candidates are running to represent the residents. The candidates include Cathy Brodersen, David Cuneo, Harold Forst, Bill Hodges, Charles Jednorski, Bernice Lehr, Bill Litsinger, and Dee Real.

Posters in the community lobbies have the pictures and short biographies for each of the candidates, but sometimes it’s good to hear the words from the candidate’s mouths themselves, and Oak Crest TV is giving you that chance. On Thursday, November 17; Saturday, November 19; Friday, November 25; and Saturday, November 26, Oak Crest TV will air interview done with each of the candidates by resident Jim Wetzel.

Wetzel discusses their past, their hobbies & interests, their qualifications, and what department they’d like to work with if elected to the RAC. Be sure to tune in on each day at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and 12:00 AM to see the show and meet the candidates. The show will also be available on Saturday, November 19 at www.oakcresttv.com.

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The Wheel Deal

Oak Crest now chats with resident Harvey Jacob about his newest classic car and what this model of car means to him.
Oak Crest now chats with resident Harvey Jacob about his newest classic car and what this model of car means to him.
by Lauren Costello
lmcostello@erickson.com

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a Comet? Here at Oak Crest we have a large number of Oak Crest residents who have great stories to share, and lucky for us, we were able to find one with a “classic” story.

Resident, Harvey Jacob, is a proud owner of a Classic 1961 Mercury Comet as of a month ago. Ever since Harvey can remember he has always had a passion for cars. He is no stranger to what it takes to own a classic car. In fact, he’s owned several Classics throughout his life; he’s even owned a few Harley Davidson motorcycles over the years. And it doesn’t stop with Harvey. He was able to share his passion with his sons who have owned their fair share of Classic cars as well. In fact, Harvey says they might even have more knowledge when it comes to cars than he does!

He bought his Mercury Comet in Newark, Delaware from a man who completely restored the car with his daughter. During the interview, you will be able to see some of the certain features the daughter picked out for the car. Harvey said it’s funny to see the difference between the father’s style compared to what the daughter had planned.

Thanks to Harvey, we were able to drive the car around Loop Road, listening to all the stories of how the car came to be. When I got in the car, the first thing I noticed were the red leather seats with an entire red painted interior. It was really interesting to see all the features of the car from the roll down windows, to the radio knobs, to the huge steering wheel.

When Harvey drove back around to Town Center, we got out of the car and he showed me the engine and the speakers in the car. The engine was spotless- it was the cleanest engine inside any car I have ever seen; he wasn’t kidding when he said you could eat your dinner off of it! The trunk opened to expose two huge red and white speakers in the back. Again, Harvey noted how this was the daughters idea.

To learn more about the car, The Classic 1961 Mercury Comet will air on Oak Crest Now on Thursday, February 11th at 10AM, 2PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 12 midnight. You can also visit oakcresttv.com the following day to view the program online.

UPDATE – Friday, February 19th, 2016

The show featuring Harvey Jacob and his 1961 Mercury Comet is now available at www.oakcresttv.com