Candidates for the Board of Aquarius 2018

List of Candidates for the Board of Director of Aquarius 2018


Elections to be held January 16, 2018. Your vote is very important. Vote personally or vote by proxy but vote! Please!

Five candidates to be elected. Click the name of each candidate for additional information (links open in a new tab):

Cecilio Augusto Berndsen    1005 N

Bhagwan (Buck) Gupta     8004 S

Judy Ort       1605 N

Victor Rocha       1404  N

Linda Simon Satz    1108  N

Sherry Smith    1602 S




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Hollywood Beach Nourishment Project in Full Blown

Hollywood Beach Nourishment Project in Full Blown

As announced early December the beach sand strip Aquarians enjoy year round was going to be enlarged.

The beach nourishment project is advancing in a fast pace. A few pictures serve to document the job. By March the project should be done.

Now we have increased protection from ocean surge and a greater space to enjoy the sun. Congratulations!

Click any picture and start the slides show, use arrows or click image to move to next photo.

January 13, 2018. With the job completed in front of Aquarius a few residents enjoy the sun and the additional space in the sand.    The South portion of the project should improve the beach up to the South  border of the City of Hollywood

Previous post in this blog with technical highlights and pictorial details of the project

Hollywood Truck Haul Project Information Sheet

Thanks to Mr. Waszak for providing information on the project.

John Waszak,  Engineering Technician, ATM Design Engineering Consulting1 - ATM Final Logo new 7-7-17


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Lobby Niche Got a Vase

Lobby Niche Got a Vase


Little by little Aquarius get its beauty back. It is a small step but it shows that the community is trying its best to bring Aquarius to the great shape it can be.

Thank you Carole Pumpiam for your work chairing  the Beautification Committee.


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Impact Windows: Price Estimates from some vendors

Impact Windows: Price Estimates from some vendors

Aquarius Condominium


Other vendors:  This is a very small sample of additional reputable Impact Windows vendors, shop around for discounts:

RC Home Showcase: This is the provider of balcony railings for Hallmark Condominium, 3800 S. Ocean Drive, Holywood FL 33019. It is the installer for most Impact Windows for individual owners. Vendor informs the prices are negotiable.

Impact Windows and Glass   –  J. Scott Sandstrom                954-294-3553

Hannes Hurricane  Shutters and Windows     – Allie               954-458-6866


Prices above are indicative and subject to change and negotiation with vendors.

South Tower owners must coordinate with Structural Preservation Systems – SPC installation dates so the work is according SPC schedule. North Tower owners can do it right now. North Tower owners need just the Management Office registration and approval until 40 Re Certification balconies works start. After that a coordination with SPC is necessary.

Questions to be asked before hiring any vendor: (1) Warranty? (2) Delivery time? (3) Permits? (4) Full Shutters removal? Is mortar waterproofed and finished inside and out? (5) License? (6) Liability and Workmen’s Comp. policies? Out of the door comprehensive cost? City Permit included? (7) Warranty?  (8) Have you checked the Better Business Bureau  – BBB –  rating of the vendor of your choice?

Old Shutters must be fully removed (top, bottom, sides), caulking, waterproofing, and prime painting must be part of vendor contract.

All Aquarius  C.A. rules on Contractors must be followed. They include hallway floor protection, deposit, exhibit of workmen’s compensation, liability insurance, license, City Permit, etc. Please check with Management Office.

These links have additional information you may want to share with vendors of yours choice. It will save time for a final estimate preparation:   LINKS OPEN IN NEW TABS OR WINDOWS

Specifications for the installation of impact windows at Aquarius

Should I have Impact Windows?

After your impact windows installed you should have:

  • Full hurricane protection 27/7/365 – Not to worry to maintain or close shutters.
  • Less outside sound. Peace and quiet in your home.
  • Less Air Conditioning expenses. The windows tend to save a lot on energy costs. Thermal protection varies with the glass purchased.
  • Reduced sun damage of interior furniture and belongings. Protection is invisible from inside the property.
  • Installations usually takes a couple of days. Ordering the custom made windows and obtaining the City of Hollywood permit takes a few weeks. Six weeks from start to finish a project is not uncommon.
  • Possible insurance discounts and smaller deductibles.
The above information has not been approved or reviewed 
by the Aquarius Board of Directors. This is for the benefit of owners
contemplating the installation of Impact Windows.


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Is it cold enough for you Floridians? You must see New York

Is it cold enough for you Floridians? You must see New York


I know I know it is freezing cold here at Southeast Florida. But… If it serves as consolation check this video from the New York Times  – Jan. 07, 2018  


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Aquarius Contributions to the Staff Holiday Fund

Aquarius Contributions to the Staff Holiday Fund


The members of the Aquarius staff would like to say ‘THANK YOU” to the generous residents that have contributed to the Staff Holiday Fund of 2017.

Please click the link below to see the names of the list of donors. This year of 2017 the voluntary and gracious donations were the highest ever recorded at the Aquarius Community.

Click here:        Aquarius Xmas list



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Aquarius Christmas Potluck

This gallery contains 17 photos.

Aquarius Christmas Potluck November 22, 2017. The Aquarius Community get’s together to celebrate Christmas. Each family brought a delicious dish, salad or dessert to share. The party is one more way to build a strong community. Thank you very much Sharon … Continue reading

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Please Return Beach Chairs!

Please return chairs from the beach to avoid confiscation and fine from City of Hollywood

Be a friend, be a good neighbor

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Rosario (Roy) Di Maria Left Us

Roy Di Maria Left Aquarius


We are very sorry to let you know that our good friend and wonderful neighbor Rosario (Roy) Di Maria is not anymore among us since last night, December 23, 2017.

Roy, a Veteran of the United States Air Force, was an active participant in the travails of Aquarius. He served for several years as Chair of the Construction Committee where his enthusiasm, energy, consensus seeking was a contagious positive force in our Community.

He leaves his lovely and equally active wife Nancy Arman.

Funeral Ceremonies:

♦  The Viewing:     Wednesday, December 27, 2017   from 2 to 4 pm
Scarano Presidential Circle Memorial Chapel
4351 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood FL   33021

♦  Funeral Service:    Thursday, December 28, 2017    3:30 pm
St. Matthews Catholic Church
542 Blue Heron Drive, Hallandale FL  33009 

Nancy and Roy in 2016

Sissel KyrkjebØ                 sings  Going Home,                     Northern Lights album

(Dvořák / Fisher)

Going home, going home
I’m jus’ going home
Quiet like, some still day
I’m jus’ going home

It’s not far, yes close by
Through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Going to fear no more

Mother’s there ‘specting me
Father’s waiting, too
Lots of folk gathered there
All the friends I knew

All the friends I knew

I’m going home

Nothing lost, all’s gain
No more fret nor pain
No more stumbling on the way
No more longing for the day
Going to roam no more

Morning star lights the way
Restless dream all done
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life yes begun

There’s no break, ain’t no end
Jus’ a livin’ on
Wide awake with a smile
Going on and on

Going home, going home
I’m jus’ going home
It’s not far, yes close by
Through an open door
I’m jus’ going home

Going home, going home



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Big Trouble in Little Nativity Scene

Big Trouble in Little Nativity Scene

Very audacious sheep get’s Baby Jesus without authorization. Virgin Mary has to intervene.

The positive side is that there is an happy ending. No one gets hurt.

 Peace on earth to men of good will


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