Wind Speed at Aquarius reaches 52 miles per hour

Wind Speed at Aquarius reaches 52 miles per hour



Measured this morning at the 10th floor of the South Tower of the Aquarius the wind speed went up to 55 miles per hour. The constant speed is of about 35 miles. Stay alert. Stay safe. Weather is expected to improve late Monday afternoon.


Is it tragic or is it funny? 

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Storm Warning: Aquarius in the watch area

Storm Warning: Aquarius in the watch area


Sun Sentinel

November 7, 2020, 5:30 pm

A large stretch of Florida from the Keys through Broward County are under a hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Eta closed in on central Cuba on Saturday afternoon. Palm Beach County is under a tropical storm warning. Eta is expected to come very close to South Florida late Sunday or into Monday.

National Weather Service 

November 7, 5:00 pm




– Fort Lauderdale

– Hallandale Beach

– Pompano Beach

– Deerfield Beach  (how come they forgot Hollywood and Dania?)


– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind

– Peak Wind Forecast: 40-50 mph with gusts to 60 mph

– Window for Tropical Storm force winds: Sunday evening until
Monday evening

to 110 mph

– The wind threat has increased from the previous assessment.

– PLAN: Plan for life-threatening wind of equivalent CAT 1 or
2 hurricane force.

– PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect life and property
should be urgently completed. Prepare for considerable wind

– ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.


– Considerable roof damage to sturdy buildings, with some
having window, door, and garage door failures leading to
structural damage. Mobile homes severely damaged, with some
destroyed. Damage accentuated by airborne projectiles.
Locations may be uninhabitable for weeks.

Aquarius Residents are strongly advised to keep careful watch until Monday November 9.

Please remove all furniture from balconies

If you have storm windows (impact windows) make sure they are securely closed.

If you have the storm shutters (do you still have those?) they must be closed and locked. It may hard to do but it necessary!

If you are not in the area ask a neighbor to check your apartment. Winds may be of more than 40 miles per hour.


Funny but serious

Bill Maher: No president can unite us. We have to unite ourselves.

C’est un petit pas…

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Covid 19 Test: Be safe!

Covid 19 Test. Better safe than sorry.

Should we stock up the testing substance?

You also may want check your temperature. No thermometer? No problem. They have one thermometer at the Aquarius front desk.

One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of… …

What is your Personality Type regarding the face mask to prevent spreading the virus?



Laughing is OK.

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Aquarius Hallways Renovation Highlights

Aquarius Hallways Renovation Highlights

At the time of this post it is not possible to list the cost of the hallway renovation. In 2017 the Special Assessment had earmarked about one and a half million dollars for this project. The work started in May of 2020. The expected completion should be before Christmas of 2020. The current General Contractor JD Painting is in charge of most of the work with some exceptions, such as the controversial carpet installation.

This post has 3 photo galleries. The first one is of the Elevator Landings. The second is of the Apartment Door Details followed by a broader view of the hallways and light fixtures.

Elevators Landings                                     click any picture for the slides show


The New Look of the Doors of the Apartments                                      click any picture for the slides show

Lights Fixtures and other views                          click any picture for the slides show


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Acqua Bistro Italian Grill at Aquarius

Aqua Bistro
Italian Grill at Aquarius

Telephone 954-589-1796
2751 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood Fl 33019

Lunch       Antipasto    Insalata and Zuppa    Pasta     Carne and Pesci   Steaks and Chops  Wines








Acqua Bistro  tel.: 954-589-1796
Check the reviews of Acqua Bistro:  TripAdvisor    Yelp   
Restaurantji    RestaurantGuru

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Fried Calamari

Lobster Ravioli











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Hurricane ISAIAS Gets Close to South Florida

Hurricane ISAIAS Gets Close to South Florida


This post has four sections: (1)Orlando Sentinel, (2)Washington Post, (3) Opening Shutters concern, (4) Aquarius Management Office Documents concerning Hurricane Preparation


Hurricane Isaias prompts hurricane watch for parts of Florida east coast

JUL 31, 2020  11:03 AM

Florida’s east coast communities were issued a hurricane watch Friday morning as Category 1 Hurricane Isaias continues its approach toward the Sunshine State with expectations it will begin riding up the coast Saturday afternoon.

The watch includes communities from Deerfield Beach northward to the Volusia-Brevard County line, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. update. An earlier tropical storm watch from Key Largo to Sebastian Inlet has been turned into a tropical storm warning as well.     Full Article HERE

Hurricane Isaias batters Bahamas as storm targets entire U.S. East Coast

July 31, 2020 at 1:58 p.m. EDT       Washington Post

The storm could bring torrential rain, coastal flooding and strong winds to many parts of the Eastern Seaboard

Hurricane Isaias became 2020′s second Atlantic hurricane overnight Wednesday on its way to the Bahamas, which it has already begun to blast with drenching rain, strong winds and ocean surge. The storm is now poised to ride up the East Coast, first encountering Florida this weekend before zipping up the rest of the Eastern Seaboard through the Mid-Atlantic and New England during the first-half of next week.

Tropical storm conditions could begin along the east coast of Florida as soon as Saturday as the storm makes a beeline northward on a menacing path along the coast.

“There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge late this weekend from the northeastern Florida coast and spreading northward along the remainder of the U.S. east coast through early next week,” wrote the National Hurricane Center.

The European model run on Friday morning simulates the probability of tropical storm force conditions associated with Isaias. (WeatherBell)


Aquarius residents with no Impact Windows should make sure their protection is fully functional. Storm Shutters are known to present problems when needed. Now would be a good time to verify if they close properly in case of wind speed increase. Units with Impact Windows also could benefit to verify all opening close securely.


The Management Office of Aquarius issued 3 documents of great relevance for Storm Preparation. It is a great time to review them

  1. Aquarius Hurricane Procedures  

  2. Hurricane Season Top 10 to Know List

  3. Be Prepared For Hurricane Season

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Hollywood Beach is OPEN

 The beach of Hollywood  is OPEN

From the City of Hollywood web site 

City News Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020
Beaches in Broward County Reopening Tuesday, May 26
Hollywood Beach Limited Reopening.

All beaches in Broward County are permitted to open as of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26th per Broward County Emergency Order 20-13.

All persons utilizing the beaches in Broward must comply with the requirements listed in the guidelines below. Failure to comply with the requirements may result in penalties (civil or criminal) for violators and require beaches in Broward County be re-closed.


All beaches in Broward County may reopen for limited ocean activities (such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, body surfing) as well as limited active recreation and exercise (such as walking, running, biking). 

Beach Restrictions Per Broward County EO 20-13:

  • Beach hours shall be limited to between sunrise and sunset.
  • No picnicking, sunbathing, sitting, or lying on the beach.
  • No umbrellas, canopies, chairs, loungers, or coolers allowed.
  • No group or organized sports including, but not limited to, volleyball, soccer, or football.
  • No group gathering or events of more than ten (10) individuals.
  • Individuals must maintain a minimum six feet of physical distance from others at all times, except between members of the same household or group.
  • Municipalities shall have the ability to enact more stringent requirements than set forth herein, and, as with all other aspects of this Emergency Order, municipalities are authorized to enforce the requirements of this Emergency Order.


André Rieu with Melissa Venema play TAPS – Il Silenzio with the background of the Alps near Munich


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Business Opening in Hollywood May 18




City of Hollywood

COVID-19 Update

Sunday, May 17, 2020

As the City moves forward with the reopening of parks, recreational areas and businesses in Hollywood, we must all continue to take the necessary precautions to protect our safety and well-being. Please remain vigilant in following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health guidelines. Compliance with these recommendations is critical as we transition from safer at home orders to reopening businesses.

Broward County Reopening Begins Today,

Monday, May 18th

Governor Ron DeSantis has authorized Miami-Dade and Broward County to join into the State’s Phase 1 Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery beginning on Monday, May 18, 2020

Under the Phase 1 order some businesses previously closed or open only for certain activities will be able to reopen with restrictions.

These businesses include:

  • Professional Services

  • Restaurants and Food Establishments

  • Personal Services such as barbershops and salons

  • Drive-In Movie Theaters

  • Community Rooms, Fitness Centers and Gyms in Housing Developments

  • Public Community Pools and Private Club Pools

  • Museums

Click here for additional information about the businesses that may reopen and the restrictions that must be followed.

Beaches remain closed

Source: City of Hollywood website


Frank De Risi,    President HBCA


You will be the judge. Is this a bossa nova style? It may sound like it. Some say Arpi Petrosyan, from Armenia, is like Julia Roberts but with a captivating voice.

How about a little Ravel?   –  Bolero Julliard  – At home together  

Hugs to this
Congratulations to graduates! Here are Juilliard School students, faculty, alumni and some famous faces collaborating on a choreographed virtual performance of “Bolero.” You haven’t lived until you’ve seen beautiful ballet performed with a broom from a tiny kitchen.

New York Times 5/18/2020

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Hollywood Reopens some Parks May 6

Hollywood Reopens some Parks May 6



Source: City of Hollywood website   

Restrictions:    Guidelines for Limited Reopening


Frank De Risi
President, HBCA 


Father and Son. Cat Steven Lockdown Parody


Original song Father and Son by Cat Stevens with lyrics.

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From: Kiet Ngo to Cecílio Berndsen

From: Kiet Ngo to Cecílio Berndsen

from:   Kiet Ngo                 April 28, 2020 

to Cecilio-Augusto Berndsen

I really do appreciate the emails and updates. Just wanted to point out that in the face masks for everyone link, you seem to bold the points…

ordering that all persons outside their homes and within a public place such as a grocery store, hardware store, pharmacy, restaurant, or other deemed essential business, are mandated to wear a cloth facial covering consistent with the current CDC guidelines.

to prove your point but you forgot the most important part of the statement…the “and”. “…Outside your home AND within a public space such as a grocery store, hardware store…or other deemed essential business”. Basically it’s outside your home AND essential business. Our public space is not really considered an “essential business” as stated in the ordinance.  My family and I do wear our masks around the building to protect my family and others for the most part but just wanted to pass along another way of reading the ordinance.

Thank you for taking your personal time to send out these emails and links!  I get a lot of my Aquarius news from you.



From: Cecilio Augusto Berndsen

To:  Kiet Ngo

I stand corrected. Thank you very much. I appreciate your comments.




It is always fun in the race track!  Coronavirus Horse Race by Ken Elder. Must see.  click the arrow


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