Acqua Bistro invites: Thanksgiving Dinner

Acqua Bistro: Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday November 23    

Join us for family fun without cooking at home

Dinner includes:

 ♦ Turkey Soup or Garden Salad
Manicotti

    ♦ Turkey Dinner or Baked Ham, served with

Mashed Potatoes, Sweet  Potatoes, Peas and Carrots,
Homemade Stuffing, Cranberry sauce

  ♦ Pumpkin or Apple Pie

   $25.00 per person, reservations required  954-589-1196

       Thanksgiving dinner will be available from 2:00 pm until closing.                  Call now to choose the best time for you.

Acqua Bistro 954-589-7796 

Take out welcome in the building. Call us, we deliver.

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Aquarius New Stairs to the Hollywood Beach

Aquarius New Stairs to the Hollywood Beach  –   Preliminary Proposal

This is first cut to the proposed new stairs from the East Pool Deck to the  sea-shore. The idea is to offer a more comfortable access to the beach from the East Pool Deck. The door would be surrounded by impact proof glass offering full view in addition to protection from intruders. Next to it shower and sand removal station.

Why a new stairs? The existing stairs are not in compliance with the code and are likely to  not get approval from the City of Hollywood. Besides the steep risers are a safety challenge. The new project will have rest landing areas and the risers will follow the City code.

This is a preliminary proposal subject to adjustments.

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Aquarius Beach Access South Tower Door

Aquarius Beach Access South Tower Door

Alternatives under consideration

The beach level door that gives access from the S. Tower is a temporary one. The idea is to make it a permanent alternative. This beach access is very convenient and safer for families with small children, people carrying beach items (umbrellas, chairs, refreshments) and individuals with mobility challenges. Using this access to the sea-shore does not require use of any steps and makes Aquarius friendlier to everyone. 

Here some alternatives such as an aluminum door that can resist the beach weather and multi-panel flood barrier that would be used only in times of strong storms. The cost of such project is minimal.

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In the West Storage Room of the South Tower some enclosures used by the Aquarius residents had to be relocated due the construction and the opening of the beach access.

When the construction is completed all the cages will be reorganized and all apartment units will have their easy access to  their space again. Some of the storage space may be relocated in the East Storage Room of the South Tower.

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Aquarius new look

Aquarius new look

 

New renditions help to have a glimpse of the new look of Aquarius after the 40 Year Re-Certification.  The colors are not exactly how they would be but the approximation is very close. The grey glass railings is more subtle than shown in the slides. Click any picture and start the slide show. Use the arrows left and right to move from picture to picture.

The blue-panties accent shown in some slides constitutes a ‘material alteration.” It requires voting from a strong majority of the owners.

This is an artistic rendering  prepared by the Art Department of Hillman Engineering.  October 2017.

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40 Year Re-Cert. – Concrete Work Needs to be Inside Some Apartments

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40 Year Re-Cert. – Concrete Work Needs to be Inside Some Apartments October 2017 The 40 Year Re Certification exercise in progress at Aquarius reveals that the concrete deterioration is beyond the balconies. In some case the rust in the … Continue reading

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Cancer Research Beneficience Luncheon – October 18 – Acqua Bistro

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Casablanca Friday 13 Aquarius Movies Night

He is looking at you Kid

Casablanca   

Friday 13, 2017  7:15 pm Library

Aquarius Movies Night (and some cheap wine)

It is time to watch it again. The classic Humphrey Bogart  and Ingrid Bergman 1942 flic. You will watch it in a brand new HD DVD playing in a 4K screen.

If you already saw this magnificent film you want see it again. If not you MUST see it.

And do not forget the box of Kleenex

No Aquarius Condo Association funds are being used in this initiative.

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Aquarius Chair Yoga Classes

Aquarius Chair Yoga Classes

It is for all ages from 10 to 100!

We would like to bring Mary, our last year Yoga Instructor, back.

Classes could be Tuesdays and/or Thursday around noon.

Are you interested? Please leave you name, telephone and email with

Zina Chase  tel.: 954-251-7008 or  201-916-0402   email: zinaz.chase@gmail.com

and bring your friends!

You should come because it is healthy and it is fun!

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Zumba at Aquarius SOON!

Zumba at Aquarius SOON!

 

ZUMBA on TUESDAYS at 9 to 10 AM – $5 per class!

It starts November 7

Jane Pilloid is back in action. Come for some music, dance and fun! Did I mention  calories lost?

Please spread the news and bring your friends.

Would you like to participate?  Then it would be great to give you name, telephone and email to:

♦     Nuri Gupta     954-589-1426       ng7162@yahoo.com  or

♦    Nancy Arman  954-923-4540      nanceea353@aol.com

Check Jane’s webpage   click here      or here    >>   http://janepilliod.zumba.com/

also at Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/jane.pilliod.9

 

Jane says:

If you would like a second class each week please come to my class at the  Hollywood Beach Community Center just a short distance, north of Aquarius on S. Ocean Dr.,  A1A   for my FRIDAY 8:30 AM class for $6 per class on a walk in basis.  We have a fun group of people there also!  Join us! 

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Aquarius after IRMA

Aquarius after IRMA

October 2017

Aquarius got some beating from Irma on early September 2017. Gust wind of over 70 mph with constant wind of more than 53 mph.  A very superficial evaluation shows the Air Conditioning Towers damaged, several hallways with water and several apartments also with water, some cars were hit by flying plywood and some other mishaps that are going to be dully noted. We had no interruption in electric power but TV and Internet services provided by Comcast were not available for several days. Residents subscribed with ATT also had no service after the storm.

The capacity of the elevator cooling towers in the North Tower became 50 percent. In the South tower the impact reduced the capacity in 25 percent.

 

Aquarius administration hired two firms for immediate remediation. WRG for water removal and MMSC for air conditioning.

The Aquarius Towers lost more than 50% of their Cooling Tower Fill Material (10 feet high ribbed plastic sheets). In the Lobby is a sample for viewing.

And then we have the Gale force winds in October 4 and 5. These vicious gust winds of 42 mph with constant wind of 33 mph added more damage to Aquarius. The South Building water cooling tower went to less than 50 percent capacity with damages to the tower itself.

What Irma damage was the so-called fills (plastic sheets that cool the water to refrigerate the A/C units). The Gale force winds of early October affected the structure of the both water cooling towers. The strong rains also brought water inside apartments and hallways.

In the short term a rented A/C unit will provide A/C for the South Tower while the permanent water cooling tower is rebuilt. After that the same will happen at the North Tower. It is important to mention that last year when the A/C system was replaced in both Aquarius Towers the water cooling towers were considered stable. They were stable up to the IRMA attack.

What is being considered

The amount of damage requires expert advice so a complete and well-prepared claim will be presented to our insurance underwriters. For this the Board of Directors is hiring two firms to evaluate all the damages and justify the claim with technical details. The services of Katzman and of Merlin Law firms have been retained. This will assure Aquarius to have a complete claim that is likely to be accepted and paid by the insurer. Both firms that will work for Aquarius under a single contract have a large experience and technical background with insurance claims like ours that is complex and comprehensive.

Also, it is known that the deductible of the Aquarius insurance policies will be exhausted. So, we have an anticipated expense of more than one million dollars of insurance policy deductible that is not covered. We have no reserves to cover this cost. The Board is contemplating a long-term loan to be amortized in many years. Bankers already have been contacted and the loan approval process is found to be uneventful.

In the near future we will share all details of the work to bring Aquarius to a situation before Irma. The Board and Management will make presentations. The experts will be brought before the owners to answer questions and clear up doubts.

Of course, the understanding and patience of all residents is an indispensable ingredient for successful, harmonious and rapid restoration of our building.

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