Aquarius West Pool Deck will open soon

Aquarius West Pool Deck will open soon

Will the the West Deck Pool be open this week-end of December 29, 2018?

Now that the concrete work on the South face of the North Tower is complete the re-opening of the West Deck Pool is near. There are few safety concerns and the chance of debris falling from the construction effort is not anticipated.

The deck dead plants have been removed. The deck pavers have been power washed. The furniture has been cleaned up. The protective cover of the swimming pool is not there anymore. The pool water chemicals are in the proper level. The pool walls and bottom cleaned and sanitized.

There is just one additional hurdle to overcome: the boiler (water heater) is not working to its best performance. The maintenance firm has already been contacted. Lets hope they can correct the problem before the week-end.

Click any picture and start the slideshow.

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Recycle Often, Recycle Right

Recycling is good for our Mother Earth. Let’s do it!


Here is a printer friendly version of the poster. Why not print one and tape it to the refrigerator door? The family will help in the Earth Preservation Mission!

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Recycling is:

  • It’s easy
    If it’s an acceptable recyclable, put it in your bin. We’ll handle the sorting on our end.
  • Less waste
    Recycling gives new life to all types of materials. In this case, less is definitely more.
  • Conserves Energy
    Recycling can deliver tangible energy savings compared to manufacturing all-new products.

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fun section

Did I understand the Doctor’s order right?

 

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Publix across the street from Aquarius?

Publix across the street from Aquarius?

Is there a Publix Supermarket in Aquarius’ future?

Publix applied for a new store to be erected at 3100 S. Ocean Drive. This is a parcel next to The Residences of Hollywood. It is almost across the street from Aquarius.

The final plan for a construction of about 62,000 square feet has been presented to the City of Hollywood. It is not approved yet. There was a meeting before the Technical Advisory Committee  (TAC)  on December 3rd, 2018. If approved by TAC the next step is to get the approval from the Planning and Development Board (PDB). The PDB will announce a public hearing with 15 days in advance.

Individuals interested in this development may appear to voice their opinion, ask questions and comment on the proposed plan.

Additional questions may be directed to Deandrea Moise, Project Planner, Division of Planning and Urban Design, City of Hollywood, tel.: 954-921-3471 option 3.

At the City of Hollywood website some information will be available HERE.  Also going to the home page of the City of Hollywood   or http://www.hollywoodfl.org/  and using the search box with the word  – agenda – some additional information should be available soon.

Channel 10 News has a short report on how this Publix may look like if approved.

Groceries by Boat?  Channel 10 News

Do you like the  idea of having a supermarket just across the street?

 

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fun time

The evolution of the desk. Has yours followed the times?  From 1982 to present times.

 

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This is the Season of Giving – Let’s be generous with the Aquarius Staff

This is the Season of Giving – Let’s be generous with the Aquarius Staff

For many people, the holidays are a time for giving back—whether that means donating to a favorite charity or helping out someone financially. How about the AQUARIUS STAFF?

They support our life in the building. Security, Maintenance, Management Office are a few of the performed activities that make Aquarius more agreeable.

When one gives one receives.

Please remember December 14, 2018 is the last time to hand in your check. No cash, please. In the check kindly write “Aquarius Condo Christmas Fund.”  The name of the recipients of your generosity are at the bottom of this page.


Aquarius 2018 Holiday Staff List

 

The photos of some staff member may be found BY clicking HERE

Management Office and Maintenance

Adrian Paredes, Manager
Natalie St. Just, Assistant
Misael Flores, Assistant

Ruslan Knochenko, Maintenance Supervisor
Emilio Cruz
Eldine Exilien

Security, Concierge & Valet

Joe Paez, Security Director
Diana Abreu, Deputy Director
Jeimy Penaeda
Priscilla Nunez
Milicent Parker
Sivan Kahlon
James Harry
Mackenzy Sainteme
Nelson Criado
Paul Judener
Derek Hockaday
Denis Joe
Chris Romero
Pedro Orsini
John Vanegas

Housekeeping (ASI Custodians)

Emilio Mendez (Supervisor)
Carminia Mercado
Guadalupe Sanches
Leo Alverez
Mauricio Martinez

Other Support

Patrick Lovely, Pest Control
Kenny, Pest Control

Carol, USPS Mail Carrier

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Aquarius Stairs to the Beach – New 2018 Design

Aquarius Stairs to the Beach – New 2018 Design

The President of the Board of Directors of Aquarius approved a new design of the Aquarius stairs to the beach. These stairs allow access to sea-shore from the East Deck. Residents using the East Deck Swimming Pool can go directly to the beach as it was done in the past.

The new stairs are needed because the cost to rebuild the old stairs would, probably, be higher given the great amount of repairs needed. Besides the old stairs do not met the Construction Code. The steps are too short and to high and the top landing is very small.

Previously another design was considered  (The link will open in another tab).  In October of 2017 this blog published the artistic rendition of this previous concept. It had 5 landings and it was very similar to what is now under progress. Two factors determined the change. The estimated cost was near $60000.00 and it was a long set of steps.

The new design has just 3 landings and has an estimated cost of under $40,000.00. It is not easy to understand why it took so long to finalize this East Deck detail. Cost was one factor but also technical aspects may have come into play.  The final details of the project are still under study. The City of Hollywood construction permit has not be applied for yet.  Hillman Engineering,  our engineering firm of record,  is working on it. Aquarius has been promised the final plans and permit application to be done in a few weeks. This post is of December of 2018.

Let’s hope for a quick resolution. Check out the new design bellow and compare with the previous one of October 2017.

View from the ground

Side view

Top View

 

 

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Cannabis in Canada.  

We already can see some results of legal marijuana in Canada


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Aquarius Board Elections – December 6 it is the last day

Aquarius Board Elections – December 6 it is the last day to present your intent to run

 

Five positions of Director of the Board of the Aquarius Condo. are open. Why don’t you run? The present Board has been in the position for three years. It may be time for some renewal.

If you have love for Aquarius, if you want give your contribution this is the time. A Board full of motivated, full time residents may be the recipe for a better and better Condo. 

After all, it is your home and it is your property. If you do not take care of it who will?

If you are willing to contribute December 6 is the last day to declare you intent to run for the Board. It is a very simple form that was mailed to you a few days ago. If you do not have it the Management Office will be glad to provide you with another one. 

After that a one page bio with your picture is needed. This will be mailed by the Management Office to every owner of Aquarius so they learn about your experience, your motivation and your plans.

The blog  (this blog) will publish all “Information Sheet” that any candidate will present. Submission to the blog is not the submission required or recommended by the Management Office. If you submit to the blog it will not be shared with the Management Office. The Management Office in its turn will not share the “Information Sheet” with the blog. Please hand them the “Sheet”up to December 11, 2018.

The Management Office accepts submissions by mail, personal delivery, fax, and another non specified form of delivery.

The blog accepts emails – put the content in the body of the email. Please attach you best photo in s any of the formats jpeg, png, gif, tiff.

The eMail to the ensures quality publication. If this is a problem, in some cases,  a paper form can be worked out. 

Blog submissions: 

—   eMail to (PREFERRED WAY):  ceciliob@gmail.com   put Aquarius Board Elections on the subject and the content on the body of the email. Don’t forget to attach a photo!

—  Hand deliveries for blog publication Cecilio Berndsen Apartment 1005N 

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Hanukkah & Holidays Parties at Aquarius

  Hanukkah and Year End Holidays Parties at Aquarius

December 2 and 9

 

Please make your reservation so the organizers have a better idea of how many are participating.

Even if it is only your family please let Nury or Judy know:

Nury Gupta  ng7162@yahoo.com    786-253-4495

Judity Ort    ortjudith@yahoo.com   516-361-0325 

 

 

 

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Yoga with Mary NOW

    Yoga

with Mary

 

Tuesday and Friday  –  Classes  are postponed.  Mary is injured.

1:00 Pm  Cascade

Yoga: Chair or Mat  $ 5.00

First Class is free!

Try it you will like it!

 

 

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FBI finally apprehends the dangerous “Sandals Robbers Gang”

 

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Fun and Games at Aquarius – updated

Fun and Games at Aquarius – updated

November 2018

Some fun and healthy activities you could take part at Aquarius       

Yoga  Ping Pong  Pool  Zumba  Mahjong  Bridge  Gym

♦ Yoga: Tuesday and Friday at 1:00 o’clock. Questions?
M. Carolyn B. 914-819-8355  Chair and Regular Yoga. All levels participate. Bring you mat if you have one or just do it in the chair.

 

Ping Pong:
Ask these guys and join the fun:  Arkady C.  954-674-8754, Leo Blyumin 301-580-0663, Zhak Bluband 612-414-0601, Alfredo Herrera 786-553-3996.

 

Pool or Billiards:
These neighbors are frequent players. They could accept your invitation to play: Sam Lev 954-924-8071, Arkady Brodsky 954-925-2047, Michail A. 305-979-6059

 

Free Zumba:
The group is in organization phase. Please call to learn details: Nancy  Arman 954-923-4540,    Nuri Gupta  954-589-1426

 

♦  Mahjong:
Beginners and Veterans. All levels accepted and welcome. Talk to M. Carolyn B. 914-819-8355

 

♦ Bridge:
Sophia Geyfatsman is organizing a group of players: beginners and veterans. Interested? Call Sophia (267) 259-7139

 

♦ Gym:
Sometimes you need some guidance to use the Gym exercise equipment. Many early mornings Orlando Herrera and Ines Felipe 786–326-6056 are in the Gym working out. They are experts and they may be able to provide you with some valuable hints.

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Sometimes a gift is much more than a gift.  Happy Holidays everyone!

watch now

Yeah, sometimes the eyes do get wet…

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Contamination Notice – Plastic Bags on Recycle Bins

Aquarius got a “Contamination Notice” from the refusal collection service Waste Management.

It seems that the recycle bins have received plastic bags like those used by the Super Markets. This is not allowed. Plastic Bags should be taken to participant concerns like Publix and Winn-Dixie.

What else should not go in the recycle bins?

> No plastic bags or film – take the plastic bag to Publix or Winn-Dixie

> Pizza Boxes contaminated with fat, cheese or pepperoni. 

> No food waste

> No needles

> No foam cups and containers

What to put in the Recycle Bins?  Yes, you can mix all these things:

> Plastic Bottles and Containers

> Food and Beverage Cans

> Paper (could be wet but not fat contaminated)

> Flattened Cardboard and Paperboard

> Food and Beverage Cartoons

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Don’t upset Poseidon, please.

Funny video

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