Florence, Isaac, Helene: Are we protected at Aquarius?

Florence, Isaac, Helene: Are we protected at Aquarius?

September 10, 2018

These big storms march close to the United States. Florence is to hit the Carolinas coast before the end of the week (September 13 or 14, 2018). Isaac and Helene should not be a serious threat to Southern Florida as the forecasts of today.

What are the concerns at Aquarius?

The North Tower is fully protected by its Storm Windows, Metal Shutters and Construction Plywood. If you live in the North Tower make and you have Metal Shutters make sure they are easy to close, they lock properly so you are not left without protection. Impact Windows just must be properly closed.

How about the South Tower? Impact Windows? Not to worry. The Metal Shutters that were removed are being put back according to plan. There is a contractor in the property working to put everything according the Florida and City of Hollywood construction code. What if a storm strikes and there is not Shutters in place yet? The Aquarius Management is prepared to install plywood protection in all windows that still require shielding.

Let’s relax and hope for the better.

If you are out-of-town and still have Metal Shutters ask a neighbor to make sure your Shutters are in top condition closed and locked. By the way: nobody is supposed to leave town without closing and locking his/hers metal Shutters. This is procedure to be taken seriously year round. This does not protect just your unit. This protects the entire building.





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Aquarius Neighbor Falko Fharner left us September 7, 2018

Aquarius Neighbor Falko Fahrner left us September 7, 2018

Falko Fahrner

Falko Fahrner, Apartment 1401N, emigrated from Germany in 1965. He was married to Sylvia Fahrner for 32 years.  Sylvia had 2 sons from a previous marriage. Falko was considered by them and by their 8 children as the only father and grandpa they ever had.

He loved soccer. His favorite team was VFB of Stuttgart.

His passion for Porsches was remarkable. The last one he owned was a Porsche Carrera 911. He dreamed of getting one more, the Porsche Macan.

He was anxious to enjoy the new swimming pool of Aquarius. He believed he could benefit from some physiotherapy in the new pool.

Unfortunately after back surgery at the end of May, 2018, he did not seem to get back to feeling well enough to realize his dreams. Sadly his health did not cooperate.


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Miami will be underwater soon

Miami will be underwater soon.

Its drinking water could go first.

Click HERE  for the article

By Christopher Favelle

Photographs by Anastasia Samoylova

Bloomberg Businessweek, September 3, 2018




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Aquarius Beach Access Alternative

Aquarius Beach Access Alternative

In October of 2017 we had the first proposal for the stairs leading to the beach from the Aquarius East deck. You can review them here.

Given the high cost and some anticipated permit difficulties the Engineering and Construction firms conducting the 40 Year Recertification exercise presented an alternative. This is a wood structure that goes in the North to South direction as the present concrete stairs go. The present concrete stairs structure besides having some structural issues do not conform with the Florida Construction Code enforced by the City of Hollywood.

Click any photo to see the full set of renditions of the new proposal in a slideshow format:



John McCain was buried at the cemetery of the Naval Academy, Annapolis MD, September 02, 2018.  He was a Senator, a Soldier, a War Hero. His name was synonymous of Honor, Valor, Country before Party, Principle before Politics. He leaves a enormous space that will be hard to fill up. Here a small sample of his dignity, integrity and generosity.

October 2008



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Aquarius Gym New Equipment – Get Acquainted

Aquarius Gym New Equipment – Get Acquainted Sessions

Wednesday September 4,  9 am and 7 pm

It is important to get acquainted with the equipment recently installed in the Aquarius Gym.

Orlando Herrera

Orlando Herrera is going to offer a couple of 15 minutes walk through the new exercise machines.
These informal information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday  September 5th., 2018. There will be one session at 9 am and another at 7 pm.

Registration is not necessary by it would be nice if you put your name in the list at the Security Reception Desk. This way  Orlando  may know how many residents are interested in the proper use of the fitness equipment.


This will warm your soul. I guarantee.

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Aquarius Celebrates Labor Day with Barbecue

Aquarius Celebrates Labor Day with Barbecue



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Aquarius Gym new equipment

Aquarius Gym new equipment

August 2018

Our new fitness equipment is ready to use. Check it out. Looks like we have some great physical fitness equipment.

Have you seen the new machines?

Our neighbor and fitness enthusiast Orlando Herrera can give you some help with the use of the equipment. He is in the GYM early in the morning several days of the week. If you cannot find him you could call him on tel. 786-326-6586. Orlando is a fellow Aquarius resident that as helped in convincing the BOD to acquire these new machines. He took the lead in the selection and negotiation during the entire procurement process.

He is a fitness expert. Please be mindful that he is a fellow neighbor with a generous volunteer drive.  Please use discretion in appealing for his assistance. 


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Rochelle Finfer departure


LOGO SILHOUETTE Rochelle Finfer departure

Rochelle Finfer
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Rochelle Finfer, Apartment 702S.  Our hearts go out to her husband Paul Finfer, and their family.


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Seaweed clean up and removal underway

Logo girl blueSeaweed clean up and removal underway

This is a message from:

Hollywood Beach Civic Association

The Hollywood Public Works Department reports that several  pieces of heavy equipment tractors and rakes are  operating along the Hollywood beach areas.

Please see full message below:

” The City beach maintenance crews and an outside contractor “Beach Raker” are

involved in an extensive seaweed clean up and removal operation utilizing tractors and various heavy equipment rakes.

This work will be occurring now and over the next approximately 4 weeks along the City’s beach.   

Most of the  

activities will be occurring in the morning hours.
An environmental permit from the County/State regulatory agency was obtained for this activity.
The City has experienced an extraordinary tonnage of seaweed this year, and the added resources are needed in order to maintain the beach.
The City and the CRA are sharing in the costs of this clean-up effort.

The Procurement Dept. and the City Manager’s office has assisted with the purchase requisitions/paperwork on this process . Funding is being provided from both the CRA and the Sanitation fund.
If there are any questions as to this operation, please contact Asst. Public Works Director, Charles Lassiter at 954 967 4526 ext. 4207″
Hollywood Beach Civic Association, 1301 South Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019
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Aquarius Cameras on the Elevators

Aquarius Cameras on the Elevators

August 2018

Finally the installation of cameras started at the Aquarius elevators. Taking advantage of the process to renewal of the elevators the first camera has been installed.

One of the most complex and costly component of the installation of cameras on the elevators is the cabling. A joint effort of our elevators renewal contractor Premier Elevators with our surveillance cameras system provider AlarmOne the successful installation went on with minimal cost.

All  elevators of the Aquarius Condominium, Hollywood, Florida, will have cameras. The first one is already working. August 2018 . Gabriel Zuniga was our friendly actor posing for the camera in the North Tower Service Elevators a few hours after it was installed.

Why cameras on the elevators? This is an important component of security and safety on the condominium complex. With the cameras it is possible monitor activities inside the cab. Also in the event of any health related issue assistance can be provided in a shorter time.


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