North Tower Balconies Inspections March 29, 2019

North Tower Balconies Inspections March 29, 2019

The Aquarius Management Office announces inspections on several balconies of the North Tower. Balconies of lines 05 and 07 but not all of them are in the list. Please see if yours is listed and grant access as it is necessary.




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Bohemian Rhapsody – Movie Night Th. March 14

Bohemian Rhapsody –  The Rise and Fall of Freddie Mercury

Movie Night Thursday  March 14, at 7:15 PM Aquarius Condo. Association Library

Arrive by 6:30 for some wine and  vodka. Make new friends among our neighbors.

Bohemian_Rhapsody_posterThe story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).  IMDb

Won 4 Oscars including best actor Rami Malek. Another 27 wins and 61 nominations. See more awards as listed by IMDb.  Audience Score 87% Rotten Tomatoes.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. Rotten Tomatoes

This is a film that generated a lot of controversy. Queen true believers think the film could to better. Nevertheless it is a great entertainment.

Official Trailer – 31 million views   2019

Queen – We Will Rock You (Live at Wembley 11.07.1986)   1.5 million views

Queen – Live at LIVE AID 1985/07/13        191 million views


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Aquarius S. Assessment 2017 loan amortization: true-up needed

Aquarius S. Assessment 2017 loan amortization: true-up needed

Open Letter to Mr. William Coleman, A|P Director of Condominium Operations

Aquarius, February 20, 2019

Dear Bill

The Aquarius Management Office recently sent an email message to the owners. It was a reminder of the amortization schedule of the loan for the Special Assessment 2017.

The table of quotes used was the same as used at the outset of the Special Assessment 2017 after the loan contract was signed with the lender Banco Popular. At that time, it was agreed that after 24 months of ‘interest only’ introductory payments, a true-up would be computed and new quotas would be established and charged.

The reasons for this true-up are:

1. The “interest only” quotas were established on the assumption that Aquarius C.A. would borrow the entire loan amount of $15 million. That was not the case. The payments have been made in accordance with the completion of several construction stages.

2. The amortization schedule quotas should reflect the same assumption. However, A good number of Aquarius owners preferred to make a full payment at early date to cover their entire SA 2017 share. At least $3 million have been deposited. Therefore, the outstanding loan to be paid can never be more than $12 million.

It is understood that the total obligations incurred will consume the full loan amount of $15 million, but it is of vital importance to charge the owners  the actual amount of interest based on the outstanding loan amount.

It is necessary to make a realistic true-up that reflects the actual obligation of Aquarius C.A. with the lender. This will result in adjustments that are fair for all.

I trust that Aquarius C.A. owners will count with your good offices.

Best Wishes

Cecílio A. F. Berndsen, Apartment 1005 N


Aquarius Special Assessment of 2017
Schedule of Payments  



Fun time. Just a song from 1966. Let’s take a break and sing along:

“These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” is a pop song musically composed by Lee Hazlewood and first written and recorded by Nancy Sinatra. It was released in February 1966 and hit #1 in the United States and United Kingdom Pop charts. Subsequently, many cover versions of the song have been released in a range of styles: metal, pop, rock, punk rock, country, dance, and industrial.

The quality of the video could be much better. Nevertheless we still can enjoy the song.

Two comments from YouTube:

♦  This video. This era. Those legs. Jesus!   by Alex Zable

♦ I sing this to my elderly mom when I help her walk with her walker. I say, “Are you ready mom? Start walkin’.” We both laugh, and hopefully she doesn’t break a hip. by ‘insername125’

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Aquarius Celebrates: International Women’s Day March 7

Aquarius Celebrates: International Women’s Day
Thursday March 7, 2019


“Gender equality is not a women’s issue. It is a human issue. It affects us all”

At 6 pm starts the celebration at Aquarius. Live entertainment with Sveta



Garlic and Dill Potatoes

Greek Salad


Main Course


Chicken Mushroom and Pepper

Salmon Piccata

Coffee and Dessert


$ 35.00 all inclusive food and entertainment. Reservations are very important because of limited seating.

Make your reservation now with:

  • Emma Smith 665-22–1150   or

  • Larisa Mitnisky 917-952-62-97   or

  • Aqua Bistro 954-589-1796


Break time:

Viewer discretion advised. Some will find the language offensive. John Oliver comments on the 2016 International Women’s Day. Impossible not to laugh. Impossible not to think about  the progress still needed on gender equilibrium. Click the arrow and enjoy the clip.

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Change your toilet: City of Hollywood gives a $ 100 rebate

Change your toilet: City of Hollywood gives a $ 100 rebate


Toilet Rebate Programs

This post is a contribution of Joel Cohen to the Aquarius Community

Participation in this program has 3 winners:

  1. You: Get a new modern toilet and a rebate of $ 100.00

  2. The Aquarius Condominium Association: saves in the water bill (that all pay!)

  3. The City of Hollywood: less water consumption, modern appliances that avoid water waste.

The City of Hollywood offers toilet rebates for Single-Family, Multi-Family and Commercial Properties. 

Application Process

 Getting Your Rebate Is as Easy as 1-2-3! 1. Purchase and install a new WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilet (HET) in your property. 2. Download and complete the application.3. Attach the original receipt for the newly purchased toilet(s), a photo of the new toilet installed, and a copy of your most recent City of Hollywood water bill, to your original application (label all documents). Only fully completed applications, with original receipts, will be processed. Prior to calling to inquire about your rebate, please check your water bill. Please allow at least three billing cycles for your credit to show.Single-Family Toilet Rebate ProgramThe Single-Family Toilet Rebate Program is offered to qualified Hollywood residents as an incentive to replace pre-1992 toilets that use an excessive amount of water per flush (three or more gallons).

Residential utility customers who submit an application, with proof of purchase for the replacement of an older toilet, with a WaterSense certified toilet, may receive a credit to their water account of up to $100 per toilet; maximum of two (2) rebates. (Toilets purchased prior to October 20, 2010 for Single-family rebates are not eligible.)

Multi-Family Toilet Rebate Program

The Multi-Family Toilet Rebate program is designed for multi-family properties (e.g. apartments, duplexes, condominiums, and townhomes) built in 1992 or earlier and served by a single master meter. The goal of the program is to provide an incentive for property owners to replace older toilets that use more than 3 gallons per flush with high-efficiency WaterSense labeled toilets; maximum of two (2) rebates. (Toilets purchased prior to February 6, 2013 for Multi-family, master-metered buildings are not eligible.)

Commercial/Institutional Toilet Rebate Program
This Commercial/Institutional Toilet Rebate program is designed for businesses (e.g. Hotels, Offices, and Assisted Living Facilities) built in 1992 or earlier. The goal of the program is to provide an incentive for property owners to replace older toilets that use more than 3 gallons per flush with high efficiency WaterSense labeled toilets; maximum of ten (10) rebates, unless preauthorized. (Toilets purchased prior to August 26, 2015 for Multi-family, master-metered buildings are not eligible.)

Related Resources

Toilets purchased and/or installed prior to the start dates(s) of the corresponding appropriate program will NOT be rebated. The rebate will be applied as a credit to the master-metered water account; no checks or cash will be issued. Rebate disbursement to residents and/or owners of the unit is solely the account holder’s responsibility. This program is offered on a first come, first served basis, is subject to available funding and may be canceled, modified, suspended, discontinued or terminated at any time. For additional questions on the program, please call 954.921.3579 or email.

The City has joined the Broward County’s Water Partnership water conservation program known as “ConservationPays” to help inform residents about the importance of year-round water conservation. This multi-year program includes a media campaign to enhance awareness for water conservation in order to achieve the program’s goals of saving water, money, and the environment.

The City of Hollywood is proud to be an EPA WaterSense partner. The designation is part of a continuous commitment to protect our valuable water resources. Our multi-faceted, ongoing water conservation plan is aimed at educating the public to reduce their water consumption. Through these conservation efforts, aimed at residential andbusiness customers, we are working to preserve our most valuable resource for generations to come.


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Warm Up to Aqua Aerobics with Zumba at Aquarius update

Warm Up to Aqua Aerobics with Zumba at Aquarius    update

February 2019

While the weather does not warm up Inez Felipe our Aqua Aerobics instructor will be teaching Zumba every Wednesday 10:00 am in the Cascade Room.

Even you are not interested in Aqua Aerobics come to the Zumba class. It is healthy and it is fun. All residents and friends are welcome.

Additional information with Inez Felipe 786-773-8454


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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?     Movie Night

Thursday January 24, 7:15 pm Aquarius Library

from 6:30 to 7:15 we will be drinking wine, eating popcorn and mingling with our neighbors while listening  Elton John’s “40 Million Dollar” concert.
“Fall in love with Mr. Rogers all over again.”  Evan Sauthoff

Critic Acclaim:    85/100 Metascore-IMDB,  98% Tomatometer, 95% Audience Score-Rotten Tomatoes,   Awards: 37 wins and additional 33 nominations.

“The question is not did you cry, but rather how many times and when.”       Christy Lemire

“A celebration of kindness and acceptance that offers an antidote to the hostility endorsed by much of the current social and political culture.”        John Beifuss   



Laughing time:

Don’t you miss the time when the White House and the Press could have fun together?



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Fun and Games at Aquarius – updated III

Fun and Games at Aquarius – updated II

January 2019 update

Some fun and healthy activities you could take part in at Aquarius       

Yoga   ♦   Ping Pong   ♦    Pool   ♦   Zumba   ♦   Mahjong   ♦   Bridge   ♦ Gym ♦ Aqua Aerobics

♦ Yoga: Tuesday and Friday at 12:00 noon. 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:  Now it is Waking Indoors
The group meets Tuesday in the Cascade Room at 9:00. 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.

♦  Aqua Aerobics:

for the time being is Zumba
Every Wednesday at 10:00. It is Zumba at Cascade Room  until the weather warms up. After the Zumba the classes may change to Aqua Aerobics. You will have fun anyway. Vigorous exercise in the swimming pool. Additional information with Inez Felipe 786-773-8454 or 786-326-6056


Break time:

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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2019 Beach Nourishment Plans

2019 Beach Nourishment Plans

Our neighbor Carole Pumpiam was kind enough to send information on the latest plans to re-nourish the beach of Aquarius. This is a plan contemplating the seashore from Port Everglades to the South County Line – Hallandale Beach. The project is under the supervision of the United States Army Corps of Engineering. Resources will come from the Federal Government, the State of Florida, the Broward County and the cities of Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.

The project is scheduled to start in January of 2019 and should take 2 years. The firm hired to execute it is Eastman Aggregate Enterprises of Lake Worth, Florida. The total cost is estimated to be under 60 million dollars.

Upon completion this project will give the residents of Aquarius C.A. so much-needed protection from the periodical storms and the threat of rising sea level.  Additional information on the links bellow.

   _Broward County Beach Renourishment Official Site      current information

__Broward County Beach Renourishment Project Starts Soon   website  December 9 2018

The information bellow has been provided by Mr. Keith London, former Mayor of Hallandale Beach.

Friends & Neighbors,

Here is the latest update on restoring sand onto the beaches from Hallandale Beach to the South to Port Everglades to the North.

Keeping you informed,

Private Citizen Keith London

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District awarded a $7.86 million contract on December 6 to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC of Lake Worth, Florida, for Contract A of the Broward County Segment III Flood Control and Coastal Emergency Beach Erosion Control Project 2018.

Eastman Aggregate will renourish 7.2 miles of critically eroded shoreline along the beaches of Mizell-Johnson State Park, Dania Beach, Hollywood and Hallandale in Broward County.

For this first phase of the Broward County Segment III beach renourishment project, Eastman Aggregate will place an estimated volume of 123,200 cubic yards of beach-quality sand above the mean high water (MHW) level to avoid water quality impacts while the design of the full construction template is underway.

Sand will be placed beginning immediately south of Port Everglades Inlet in two placement areas, a 1.5 mile segment known locally as the Mitzel-Johnson State Park, and a 5.8 mile segment within Dania Beach, Hollywood Beach and Hallandale Beach, reported the Corps.

Construction for Contract A is scheduled to begin in early January 2019.

USACE also added that the design of the full construction template will involve placing 1 million cubic yards of sand, but will require environmental coordination and permitting that will take two years.

In the last 2 budget cycles the City Commission put monies aside to fund Hallandale’s portion. 

We anticipate that this renourishment project will total close to $55 Million.  The cities of Hollywood, Hallandale Beach and Dania Beach would only be responsible for between $1.13M to $15.3M, depending on the actual total and amount of reimbursement received from the State and Feds.  See attachments for details.

Keith London
613 Oleander Dr
Hallandale Beach FL 33009-6531 United State



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Aquarius Neighbor Success: Cafe Cita at Hallandale Beach

Aquarius Neighbor Success: Cafe Cita at Hallandale Beach

The City of Hallandale Beach just did a short video about the  husband of Carole Pumpian, Yossi Cohen, introducing him and Cafe Cita on the Beach.

This is an establishment in the South City Beach Park of Hallandale Beach. 

Cafe Cita on the Beach
1870 S Ocean Dr
South City Beach Park of Hallandale Beach, FL 33009  

Check the outstanding reviews at YELP

and visit the Cafe Cita on the Beach website


For the fun of it:

Western Australia Member of the Parliament makes a unique speech.

MP Singing in Parliament of Western Australia “Plastic Bags banned” [Sounds of Silence]. David Templeman an MLA from Western Australia,  is also the Minister for Culture and the Arts, 

“Didn’t know that MPs were allowed to sing in Parliament. But this guy has a decent voice – “Hello Speaker my old friend.” Hon David Templeman, Parliament of Western Australia. Enjoy! ”     Guitar Singapore Travels


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