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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Boca Del Mar drops golf course development fight

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Its time for Southhampton to give up their losing fight.  There WILL be a development on the closed golf course unless the Waldmans decide not to develop.  More money to third rate lawyers trying to fight this is money wasted.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-golf-land-fight-ends-20150331-story.html
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Boca 

Del Mar drops golf course 

development fight




A Boca Del Mar residents group has decided not to appeal a ruling allowing homes on the old Mizner Trail golf
Developers for 10 years have been trying to build hundreds of homes on the closed Mizner Trail golf course.
Ten years after the golf carts disappeared, bulldozers may finally come for the closed Mizner Trail golf course.
The Boca Del Mar neighborhood group has decided not to appeal a court ruling that allows building 252 homes on overgrown fairways and putting greens west of Boca Raton.
That could finally clear the way for construction of new homes, town houses and condominiums planned for the 130-acre, former golf course that snakes through Boca Del Mar.




"It's over as far as the organization is concerned," said Peter Sachs, attorney for the Boca Del Mar Improvement Association, the neighborhood group that opposed building plans. "Boca Del Mar has decided to move on."
The former golf course was long an attraction for home buyers and golfers alike at Boca Del Mar, located south of Palmetto Park between Military Trail and Powerline Road.
Yet since the golf course closed in 2005, the course owners and Boca Del Mar residents have differed over what should become of the land.




Developers proposed several building plans through the years, saying the golf course wasn't coming back and that new homes would fit right in with the neighborhood.
But many residents argued that they paid more for their homes because of the nearby golf course and the views of greens and fairways that they thought would be there forever. They had objected to the prospect of more traffic, noise and lights coming from new homes that would replace acres and acres of green, wide-open spaces.




"It's a travesty," Boca Del Mar resident Christine Zambrano said. "Green space and recreational areas are an important part of the quality of life."
Public pressure once was enough to persuade the county not to allow building on the old golf course. But that changed in June, when the County Commission approved the latest building proposal from Compson Mizner Trail Inc.
The Boca Del Mar Improvement Association went to court to try to overturn the county's approval. But in February the court sided with the county, allowing the development plans to proceed.




Finally, in late March the neighborhood group decided against an appeal that would have continued the court fight.
That was good news to a smaller group of Boca Del Mar residents who backed the latest building plans as a better alternative than continuing to live next to a shuttered golf course.
"It just looks ratty," resident Terry Kollman said about the old golf course. "Doing something is better than doing nothing."
The building plans call for 115 zero-lot-line houses, 45 town homes and 92 condominiums or apartments. Even with the new homes, about 74 percent of the golf course property is supposed to remain as open space to create a buffer with the existing neighborhood.
The developers could not be reached for comment Tuesday, despite attempts by phone.
Hurdles remain for construction. Before work can begin, the developers have a host of permitting conditions to meet such as addressing pollution concerns from the former golf course.
Also, individual Boca Del Mar residents could still file lawsuits aimed at the developers to try to derail construction.
"People still don't want the development," Boca Del Mar resident William Vale said. "The fight needs to keep going."
But for the neighborhood association, the cost of continuing the legal fight against the county was considered too great and the chance for a win too remote.
"I bailed [because] I was so concerned with what was going to happen to the neighborhood," said Maryellen Lurie, who added that she sold her home next to the golf course because of the looming development plans. "It's very difficult for a private citizen to fight this."
abreid@sunsentinel.com, 561-228-5504 or Twitter@abreidnews

KARAOKE NOTICE

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BROWN & BROWN INSURANCE POLICIES AVAILABLE AT UCO PER SCHEDULE

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Dave Israel
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

OFFICERS COMMITTEE - MARCH 26, 2015 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

                     
 b                              Officers 3-26-2015 Part 1 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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                                  Officers 3-26-2015 Part 4 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Dave Israel
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Friday, March 27, 2015

PAGES

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Hi all
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What are PAGES?
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In BLOGGER world, they are a very powerful tool allowing creation of additional BLOG channels within a single BLOG. A page may be dedicated to a single subject, or be used to simulate an entire new BLOG. I will also use it to de-clutter the main BLOG by such action as placing all of the UCO Reporter editions on one page for easy reference.
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What I have done to introduce this widget is created a page dedicated to classic movies. The first entry on this new page is titled "Abraham Lincoln". This classic was directed by D.W. Griffith, and released in 1930.
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So, please look in the sidebar for Pages and click on the movie. there will be other pages introduced, and other movies placed in this first new page.
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Please take a minute to comment on this new BLOG feature and suggest other Pages that you would like to see.
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Thanks,
Dave Israel
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Edith B.Sharon 1923-2015

Longtime resident and former president of the Yiddish Culture Club, Edith B. Sharon, has passed away today.
Edy was involved with Century Villages' Democratic Club, The Yiddish Vinkle, the Yiddish Culture Chorus and the Scrabble Club.
She and her late husband Joseph helped establish a Kibutz in Palestine prior to Israel's Freedom.
She will be missed.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BIZARRO WORLD - MORE LAW SUITS COMING- SOME FOLKS JUST CAN'T ACCEPT REALITY

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Hi all
Remember, it's your money and mine being wasted on legal fees:
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Sue! Sue! Sue!
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See this URL for background on this:
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http://village-blog-and-chat.blogspot.com/2015/03/candidate-demands-recount-some-people.html
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Dave Israel
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Monday, March 23, 2015

The 2015 Summer Movie Express Is Almost Here.$1.00 movies at 10am

Regal Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 & RPX Startinf Tyesday June 3rs Every Tuesday after that The 2015 Summer Movie Express Is Almost Here Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Week 1 Nut Job AnnieWeek 2 Earth to Echo The BoxtrollsWeek 3 Paddington TurboWeek 4 Rio 2 How To Train Your Dragon 2Week 5 Mr. Peabody & Sherman The Book of LifeWeek 6 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Penguins of Madagascar Week 7 The Lego Movie Dolphin Tale 2 Week 8 Muppets Most Wanted Alexander and the Very Bad DayWeek 9 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The SpongeBob Movie

MONTHLY SHOW SCHEDULE

Movies & Shows, all month the shows and movies posted on the blog has been from last month, will this be corrected?
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Hi Marc,
Are you speaking of this Post?


http://village-blog-and-chat.blogspot.com/2015/03/theater-presentations-2015-season.html

Dave

Friday, March 20, 2015

TROPICAL CLEANING SERVICE

I just had Jerry Turner of TROPICAL CLEANING SERVICE clean my carpets. He did a EXCELENT job and showed uo on time and was in and out within a hour. My brother was down and helped me pre clean all the stuff that was on my floors, so it was ready for hime to clean. $65.00 for 1 one bedroom and 1 1/2 bath. When he was done he a a vacuum that sucked up whatever and the floors were ready to use after he had left. WELL DONE JERRY TURNER. 747-6466.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Play Ball! Stadium on its way...


West Palm Beach baseball stadium passes key environmental test



between Haverhill Road and

 Military Trail in West Palm Beach Friday, March 13, 2015. 

The site is a former landfill. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm

 Beach Post)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

BID COMMITTEE

THE BID COMMITTEE FOR MARCH 19TH IS CANCELLED...IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED

THANK YOU, BARBARA

EVERY DELEGATE SHOULD HAVE ONE

Every delegate to the monthly Delegate Assembly should cut out Anita Buchanan's article in the coming April UCO Reporter.  It's entitled "The Executive Board: What and Why." In it, Anita explains both interestingly and in plain language WPB Century Village's complicated system of governance, with special attention paid to the 20-member Executive Board.


Let me amend this: Every UNIT OWNER ought to have a copy of this article. Look for this and either cut out the article or make a copy of it for your reference. It's the best thing on this subject I've seen.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

HASTINGS FITNESS CENTER CLOSURE

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Dave Israel
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Major League Ball Park Down The Road

Has anyone thought of the impact of having a major league baseball park down the road? I hazard a guess Haverhill Road, when the ball park is in use will be impossible. I would be happier if they found another site. PS I am not a baseball fan but even if I were I still don't want them down the road.

Monday, March 16, 2015

WHAT A SHOW!


I sure am glad I saw the Residents’ Show. I had never been to a Residents’ Show, and from what people told me who had, it may have been the best ever. I thought it was fantastic.

It’s hard for me to believe that our seniors could have put on such a professional, excellent performance. The singing was great. There was hardly a word sung off key. There was a great deal of action and there were also poignant moments. The six dancers were terrific. I couldn’t get over how well the show was choreographed.

There were songs from my youth but also songs from my dad’s era, songs I remember from playing his phonograph records on our old Victrola.

Often, when only one, two, or four or five people were singing, a large group of the other singers and dancers were in the background behind them. Sometimes they sang as a chorus, but at other times they were just there, admiring their peers who were singing. It was heartwarming to see their encouraging expressions.

What a great show!




VOLUNTEERS AGAINST SCAMS TEAM - PBSO ANTI-SCAM BRIEFING


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Sunday, March 15, 2015

THANK YOU.......

Thank You... Kathleen Guarnagia and her committee,  for a lovely installation luncheon. The food was delicious, the singer was marvelous and the room was decorated lovely.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NOTICE OF MEETING - ELECTION COMMITTEE ANNUAL REVIEW

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THE ANNUAL ELECTION REVIEW MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 27, 2015, AT 1PM, IN THE UCO CONFERENCE ROOM.
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WORKED TO MAKE THIS AN HONEST AND WELL-ORGANIZED ELECTION, AS USUAL.
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REMEMBER, EVERYONE, WE DO IT FOR THE GOOD OF ALL RESIDENTS OF CENTURY VILLAGE.

MARILYN S. GORODETZER,
CHAIR ELECTION COMMITTEE
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Dave Israel
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NOT OUR CV SIGN, IT SEEMS.


I "borrowed" this cartoon from one of the other blogs to publicize the fact that the CV sign on the south side of the Haverhill Gate does NOT BELONG TO CV!  We lost it along with the closed Golf Course many years ago when a prior UCO administration (not the current one) would not take over the land when it was offered to CV (too expensive, the old UCO said).

So, the wall and sign belong to the future Reflection Bay development (aka the Waldmans).  So unless Mr. Waldman wants to pay for HIS CV SIGN to be fixed, then WE must pay for HIS SIGN to be fixed.

CANDIDATE DEMANDS RECOUNT - SOME PEOPLE JUST CAN'T ACCEPT REALITY - IN HER OWN WORDS


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I DEMAND!


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Dave Israel
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Friday, March 13, 2015

GOOD NEWS ABOUT CHANNEL 63!

Most every evening, if I watch TV at all, I channel surf, and as I do I check Channel 63, our Village community channel. In case you didn't know, channel 63 had not been working for the past nine days.


Last night I found that 63 was working again and that Don Conway was on, doing his story of "Uncle Jim and the Bear," which I had long wanted to see. Well, it was great, for Don is a good storyteller, and what he can do with his "canjo" is amazing. Don's "canjo" is like a banjo but it has only one string, which is attached to a can, and if my eyes didn't deceive me, it was a Spam can, which made it even funnier.

The other thing I noticed was that the sound on 63 seemed way better than it had.  Was this a fluke, or had the poor-sound-quality problem on 63 finally been solved?

It turns out the sound-quality problem HAS been resolved, or at least it's an awful lot better, says John Gragg. John recently spent literally hours on the phone reaching someone with some clout at Comcast who could get the channel back on the air AND fix the sound problem that has plagued us for a very long time.

The nine days of no service was a wake-up call to the Comcast executive, and he immediately got a technician to work on the problem, which was "old equipment." Eighty percent of the problem is resolved now, John says, and there remains only one further replacement part to buy, which, he estimates will cost either Comcast or us from about $150 to $300.

We've waited a long time for this. Give Channel  63 a try! With the sound so improved, it's a lot more pleasant watching.