Yoga with Mary NOW


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!




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.


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


Don’t upset Poseidon, please.

Funny video


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Salon Aqua – Aquarius Beauty Parlor

Salon Aqua – Aquarius Beauty Parlor

On the Aquarius South Building the Salon Aqua Beauty Parlor is open for residents and visitors. Salon Aqua is proud to serve Men and Women.

> Please call Liza   786-201-3994

> Welcome Eddy just starting at Salon Aqua      954-558-2798  

The Salon Aqua is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Other days by appointment only. Please call for a even more  beautiful you. Walk ins are welcome.

Partial List of services offered:

  • Hairstyling and Barber. Skin Care and Waxing 

  • For Ladies: Haircut, Blow-dry, Color 

  • Deep Conditioning, Keratin and more

  • For Gentlemen: Haircut, Mustache, Color

  • Kids are welcome

  • Pedicure and Manicure for both sexes

  • Waxing

  • Skin Care

  • Time Saver Facial

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Acid Peels


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Can You Id Tracks on the Beach?

Can You Id Tracks on the Beach?


We residents of Aquarius should be able to identify tracks on the  beach sand. After all we live on the beach.  Let’s see how many tracks can you identify:



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Fun and Games at Aquarius

Fun and Games at Aquarius



We have some activities that may deserve your interest.

There are groups of billiards, ping-pong, yoga, mahjong, females happy hour, movie nights and other activities.

Very soon we will post names of residents that are either involved in these activities or can offer some guidance for those interested.

One example, for those that want benefit using the new Gym equipment, is to count with the help from Orlando Herrera. Is usually early in the morning in the Gym. He is an expert in the use of all exercise machines and could offer you a short intro if you need.

Some activities are already being done such as Pool (billiards) and Ping-Pong. Other activities will start as soon as we have the “people from the North” back to Aquarius.

Keep tuned in. Information is forthcoming.



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New (old) Aquarius Bellman Carts used by the Valet Parking Service

New (old) Aquarius Luggage Bellman Carts used by the Valet Parking Service

About 3 years ago the old bronze Luggage Bellman Carts used by the Valet Service has to be retired. Their appearance was not good. Their wheels were falling apart.  So their we removed from service. A few months ago Joe Paez, the Principal of GlobalOne our security and valet service company, decided to submit the carts frames to electrophoretic (catophoretic) coating. This process that usually gives the paint a long and durable use. The beautiful carts came back and were left in the storage room.

Recently we tried to convince our maintenance staff Emílio and Ruslan to using the wheels of another also retired carts  put together the old carts.

It was not hard at all to get their interest. In a few days using the time they had between their many activities the first cart was ready. Yesterday the second cart entered in service.

Many residents identified the old carts now reborn. They we surprised and delighted with the carts facelift. It is a good feeling to have good equipment at Aquarius for a very low cost. Another good example of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

Thank you so much Joe, Emilio and Ruslan for a job well done!


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Are we there yet? 40 Year ReCert Exercise Master Schedules Sept. & Oct 2018

Are we there yet?

40 Year  ReCertification  Exercise Master Schedules: September  & October 2018


Are we there yet? This is a question that we very often hear when traveling with the family.

At Aquarius it is not different. Everybody is anxious to have their balconies back, the pools open and the silence, peace and absence of dust. This post has the latest schedule presented by the construction firm in charge of the Aquarius 40 Year Recertification project: Structural Preservation Systems. This schedule was not formally vetted by the Technical Responsible and General Project Manager Hillman Engineering. Of course it is not finally accepted by the Aquarius Condominium Association.

Is the project progressing in a satisfactory pace? You are the judge. It should be observed that some delay was caused by the  IRMA storm  and rainy or otherwise inclement weather days.

The most updated schedules are in four pages bellow. One for the South Tower, another for the North Tower and two pages for the East Deck. Please exam these schedules in detail.

Towers and Deck Master Schedules expected completion final dates according a previous estimate and the most recent available:

Contractual expected completion dates:

  May 2017  was considered the effective groundbreaking data for this project. The Structural and Aquarius contract was originally signed January 2017.

Completion:  Deck (50 weeks): May 2018    Towers (80 weeks) November 2018

  Master Schedule update submitted  on October 2017:

Completion:   Deck: November 26, 2018      Towers: January 11, 2019

  Master Schedule revision submitted September 2018:   

Completion:  Deck:   December 25, 2018     Towers: April 4, 2019

  Delta from original contractual schedule:  Deck: Seven Months delay.    Towers: Four  Months delay.

Aquarius South Tower – Schedule of  September 26, 2018:

Aquarius North  Tower – Schedule of  September 26, 2018:

Deck Schedule

Aquarius East Deck Master Schedule of October 3, 2018, page 1 of 2

Aquarius East Deck Master Schedule of October 3, 2018, page 2 of 2


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Relocating is also part of the 3 R’s

Relocating is also part of the 3 R’s

Reduce, reuse and recycle. These are the 3 R’s for a greener and happier planet. Here is a small example:

There were 3 very large planters that were destined to be sent to the trash landfill. The owners didn’t want them anymore. They were left in our construction area of the East Pool Deck for several months. We had the idea to relocate the planters into the West Parking Lot across the South Ocean Drive. There are grass areas the lost their protective curb. The vehicular traffic is creating ponds of rain water. Besides these areas are a danger for drivers and pedestrians. How about taking the planters to these new location? The project took some months. Finally after some persistent requests the planters were moved. Have you noticed them?

Planter number one in three steps:
















Planter number two. Before and after a little TLC:









And Planter number three: just a little topsoil and not much elese done but it is still OK:










Now it is time to keep fertilizing and watch nature take its course. What was the cost to Aquarius? None, nada, zilch. All work of an anonymous donor.


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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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