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June 30, 2010

The one book that led me to a second

A few weeks ago I finished reading “Open,” the autobiography of Andre Agassi. Both my wife and I enjoyed it, since we were avid tennis fans when Agassi first began his career and followed him along with other stars of those years that are all mentioned in the book: Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, and Pete Sampras.

Agassi presented an honest depiction of his professional career and the good he is doing for youngsters presently with his Foundation. At the end of the story he thanks the people that helped him complete the book. Included was the man that actually helped him write his story, one J. R. Moehringer, who had his own memoir published “Tender Bar” in 2005. When Agassi read “Tender Bar” he immediately called Moehringer who is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and asked J. R. to work for him. And that’s how “Open” was written.

I finished reading the “Tender Bar” yesterday. Aside from the excessive boozing that goes on throughout his memoir, his use of language, brilliant metaphors and depth of thinking, I enjoyed this book immensely. The bar in his life story is a bar in Manhasset, L. I. He writes about the bar and the town where he grew up and the men who shaped his life beginning as a 7 year old without a father at home.

To my mind this is a great story for men. I found it at the Hagen Ranch Road Public Library. I’m returning my copy tomorrow.

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June 29, 2010

State Re. Kelly Skidmore's Message

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/Summer is here--Although summer temperatures arrived weeks ago, summer actually began this week. As we near the end of June and prepare to celebrate the 4th of July, a summer special session of the Florida Legislature is still a possibility. Stay tuned for future developments.

Expansion of MyFloridaRX.com--The Office of the Florida Attorney General and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) recently announced an expansion of MyFloridaRX.com, which is a searchable database helping Floridians find the most current prices on prescription drugs. The database now includes an additional 50 prescription drugs and their generics, providing Floridians now with 150 searchable prescription drugs and generic formulas.
The website allows consumers to compare prices for prescription drugs charged by pharmacies in their city or within their individual zip code. Helpful information is available in both English and Spanish.

Prices on MyFloridaRX.com reflect what an uninsured consumer with no discount or supplemental plan would normally pay for a prescription. Because the information on the website is based on data provided to the state by pharmacies, prices shown on the website are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

As always, I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns. Our district office number is (561) 470-6593.
Kelly Skidmore, State Representative, District 9
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June 25, 2010

Med Fly Information Meeting June 29th

From: Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 8:37 AM
To: Fellow Palm Beach County Residents

Notice to my constituents:

Due to recent Mediterranean fruit fly finds in Boca Raton, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry and the United States Department of Agriculture are holding a public availability session to provide the residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach with the opportunity to talk one on one with entomologists and program officials about the Boca Raton Mediterranean Fruit Fly Response Program.
Department representatives will be available to answer questions anytime between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, Boca Raton Public Library,Spanish River Library,1501 NW Spanish River BLVD.,Boca Raton, FL
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.For more information, please contact the Medfly helpline at: 1-888-397-1517.

I welcome your comments and can be contacted at sabrams@pbcgov.org or at my office at 561-355-2204 (West Palm Beach) or 561-276-1220 (Delray Beach). Also, please visit my Web site at http://www.pbcgov.com/countycommissioners/district4/ for updates and links to county divisions and other governmental agencies.
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Southern Palm Beach County Projects: Powerline Road / S.R. 845 from the Broward County Line to Glades Road--Construction on this 3-mile project began Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Work consists of repaving the roadway, minor widening and reconstruction, signalization, lighting, drainage, bridge replacement, irrigation and landscaping. The project will cost an estimated $9.7 million. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. and is expected to be completed summer 2011.

Restrictions: Two lanes are closed around-the-clock on the L-47 canal bridge for bridge work. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on the east side of the road through this area. Single travel lanes will also be closed at various locations between the Broward County Line and Glades Road, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m., Sunday night, June 27, through Friday afternoon, July 2. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists should use caution driving in the project limits. Delays are expected.

Glades Road / S.R. 808 from Boca Rio Road to Renaissance Way--Construction on this 2.9-mile project began January 18, 2010, and will last approximately ten months, weather permitting. Work consists of repaving and restriping Glades Road from just west of the Turnpike to just west of I-95; storm water drainage improvements; new sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; traffic signal upgrades at St. Andrews Boulevard, new signs; and landscaping, including irrigation. The estimated construction cost is $3.7 million. Work will be performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed by late November 2010.

Restrictions: Travel lanes will be closed, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily at various locations as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times and access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. Motorists might experience delays.

Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from the C-16 Canal to Hypoluxo Road--Construction on this 2.318-mile resurfacing project began Tuesday, January 19, 2010, in the town of Hypoluxo and the City of Boynton Beach. Work will last approximately eight months, weather permitting, and consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, new signs, traffic signal upgrades, and guardrail installation. Work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed in August 2010.

Restrictions: There will be intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday, through Friday, until August 2010. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists might experience delays.
Dixie Highway from Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach over the FEC railroad tracks and the Hillsboro Canal to S.W. 18 Street in Boca Raton--Construction of a four-lane overpass (flyover) began April 16, 2010. The project includes bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides above the railroad tracks, canal, N.E. Second Street, N. River Avenue and N.E. Second Avenue. A pedestrian bridge will be built over Hillsboro Canal east of the overpass. Drainage and landscaping will be added. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2012. Cone & Graham is the prime contractor

Restrictions: Deerfield Beach—One lane of Dixie Highway at Hillsboro Boulevard will be closed in each direction, with one eastbound lane of Hillsboro Boulevard closed at Dixie Highway, daily, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and nightly, 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday, until mid July.
Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from Yamato Road to the C-15 Canal--Construction on this 1.944-mile resurfacing project began on Thursday, June 17, 2010, in the City of Boca Raton. Work consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, adding five-foot paved shoulders in both directions, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and installing a video detection system on existing traffic signals. The estimated cost is $1.9 million. Work is being performed by Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc. and is expected to be completed in February 2011.

Restrictions: One lane of U.S. 1 will be closed northbound, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday, June 28, through Friday, July 2.

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June 24, 2010

World Refugee Day Moving Picture

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West Boynton Branch Public Library will show this film at 1:30 pm, Friday June 25.

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June 23, 2010

Gov. Crist at Hagen Ranch Road Library Today

The Governor will be at the Hagen Ranch Road Library today from 12:45 to 1:15 PM to perform
the cermonial signing of SB1196. The public is invited.

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A Funny One

When asked by a young patrol officer "Do you know you were speeding"?
an 83-year-old woman talked herself out of a ticket by stating .....

"Yes, but....I had to get there before I forgot where I was going".

Makes perfectly good sense to me.....


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Lightning Tips

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June 22, 2010

Hagen Ranch Road Library

Monday, June 28 at 2 pm there will be a Book/Film discussion on "Fahrenheit 451." Check out and read Ray Bradbury's classic book before joining Stacie Kiner to see the film followed by a book/film discussion. (3 hours).

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June 21, 2010

State Rep. Kelly Skidmore Message

The Governor’s Legislative Actions--After his veto of HB 1143 last Friday afternoon, Governor Crist has now taken action on all of the bills sent to him by the 2010 Florida Legislature. In total, the governor signed into law 273 bills, allowed one to become law without his signature, and vetoed eighteen.

Small Business Development Center/Procurement Technical Assistance Center Seminars--For small business owners and entrepreneurs, we are fortunate to have a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at Palm Beach State College. Professional expertise available from SBDC and PTAC include various seminars throughout the year. Upcoming free seminars, June 22-29, 2010, will address a diverse set of issues such as Making Money With On-Line Sales to the Department of Defense; Health Insurance for Small Business; and How to be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority, or Woman-Owned Business, among other topics. For more information, specific times and locations of seminars or to register, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/sbdc.xml. You can also contact the SBDC at:
Small Business Development Center, Boca Raton - Palm Beach State College Campus 3000 Saint Lucie Avenue, Suite AD411, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Telephone (561) 862-4725; (561) 862-4726, Fax (561) 862-4727. Email: sbdc@palmbeachstate.edu

Broward County Sunshine Meeting Updates Now Available Online--Broward County recently announced that residents have convenient new access to notices about changes in government meeting dates, times and locations from the Broward County Web site. To access the new feature, visit www.broward.org, and click Sunshine Meetings under Hot Picks.

As always, I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns. Our district office number is (561) 470-6593.
Kelly Skidmore, State Representative, District 90

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June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Dau

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Gentlemen: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
Enjoy this special day!

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Southern Palm Beach County Projects: Powerline Road / S.R. 845 from the Broward County Line to Glades Road--Construction on this 3-mile project began Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Work consists of repaving the roadway, minor widening and reconstruction, signalization, lighting, drainage, bridge replacement, irrigation and landscaping. The project will cost an estimated $9.7 million. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. and is expected to be completed summer 2011.

Restrictions: Two lanes are closed around-the-clock on the L-47 canal bridge for bridge work. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on the east side of the road through this area. Single travel lanes will also be closed at various locations between the Broward County Line and Glades Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists should use caution driving in the project limits. Delays are expected.

Glades Road / S.R. 808 from Boca Rio Road to Renaissance Way--Construction on this 2.9-mile project began January 18, 2010, and will last approximately ten months, weather permitting. Work consists of repaving and restriping Glades Road from just west of the Turnpike to just west of I-95; storm water drainage improvements; new sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; traffic signal upgrades at St. Andrews Boulevard, new signs; and landscaping, including irrigation. The estimated construction cost is $3.7 million. Work will be performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed by late November 2010.

Restrictions: Travel lanes will be closed, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for project-related work. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily at various locations as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times and access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. Motorists might experience delays.

Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from the C-16 Canal to Hypoluxo Road--Construction on this 2.318-mile resurfacing project began Tuesday, January 19, 2010, in the town of Hypoluxo and the City of Boynton Beach. Work will last approximately eight months, weather permitting, and consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, new signs, traffic signal upgrades, and guardrail installation. Work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed in August 2010.

Restrictions: There will be intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, for project-related work. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists might experience delays.

Dixie Highway from Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach over the FEC railroad tracks and the Hillsboro Canal to S.W. 18 Street in Boca Raton
Construction of a four-lane overpass (flyover) began April 16, 2010. The project includes bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides above the railroad tracks, canal, N.E. Second Street, N. River Avenue and N.E. Second Avenue. A pedestrian bridge will be built over Hillsboro Canal east of the overpass. Drainage and landscaping will be added. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2012. Cone & Graham is the prime contractor.

Restrictions: Deerfield Beach--One eastbound lane will be closed on Hillsboro Boulevard at Dixie Highway, and one northbound and one southbound lane on Dixie Highway will be closed at Hillsboro Boulevard, daily, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and nightly, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., beginning Sunday night, June 20, through Friday, June 25.

Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from Yamato Road to the C-15 Canal--Construction on this 1.944-mile resurfacing project began on Thursday, June 17, 2010, in the City of Boca Raton. Work consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, adding five-foot paved shoulders in both directions, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and installing a video detection system on existing traffic signals. The estimated cost is $1.9 million. Work is being performed by Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc. and is expected to be completed in February 2011.

Restrictions: One lane of U.S. 1 will be closed northbound, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, through Friday, June 25.

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June 19, 2010

Meeting with Sen. Nelson on Chinese Drywall

Quickly called meeting on Fri. 6/18 re Chinese Drywall issue and discussion of 'Response to Senators' Mortgage Holders Relief proposals' and community/homeowner comments; and an incidental update on the Oil Spill in Florida.

Attendees: Sen. Nelson, 2 COBWRA board members: Ken Lassiter, president & Eric Malkin, VP; 2 Boynton Beach homeowners with the C. D. problem, and myself. Reporters were there from Channels 5, 10, 12.

Discussion: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are the mortgagors for approximately 50% of all mortgages. Sen. Nelson's & Sen. Landrieu's proposed Mortgage Relief for mortgage holders of Fannie Mae (already in place) and Freddie Mac (effective mid-July 2010) mortgagees that have certified C. D. conditions. They will be given mortgage forbearance: 6 months for Fannie Mae and 12 months for Freddie Mac. One of the homeowners reported just receiving a like offer from his mortgage company, who is a private company. Freddie Mac will also suspend foreclosure and eviction up to 12 months.
Issue from one homeowner was the correction to his credit report (affecting his business), because he was in negotiation and not default. Senator made a conference call to his D.C. office: The new bill will not allow any negative credit history reports. The Senator asked the Chief of Staff to prepare language addressing the prior credit reporting problem.
I asked what happens to the homeowner at the end of the 6 months/12 months. Is the homeowner then allowed to go forward with only the current payments, or is he/she going to be liable for the missed payments, the past interest or both going forward. Sen. Nelson said they had only gotten this agreed to so far; consideration of that will have to come later.
The homeowner also said his repairs are going to cost $200,000, which will exceed the mortgage balance, [his cash deposit was $200,000 at the start]. Therefore, he may decide to do a short sale and start over elsewhere. However, he would like the problems of tax liabilities, the bank's possible filing of legal suit and the credit report resolved.
I asked why the insurance companies were not accepting C. D. as a risk covered in their policy as they do, for example, with defective pipes, wiring or etc. installed by the builder; then they could subrogate repayment. Sen. Nelson said they went through that many times, and the insurers pointed out one exception after another. However, one of the homeowners stated that his attorney had called him recently about an ongoing case in Louisiana where the judge was appearing to be positive to the plaintiffs' issues. The Senator said his office would keep an eye on what happens.

Oil Spill: Meeting was delayed because the Senator was on a conference call re the oil spill and Florida. When he came in, he showed us the problem on his computer. There were 3 red dots signifying the 3 cities in Florida that were in line to be targets on Sunday. His call was to coordinate all skimmers to be at those sites on Sunday; he would be there on Monday. The major problem is not the oil reaching the beaches but getting into the estuaries. Senator Nelson also described a problem with the new equipment to be installed to control the spill which would have to be turned off 4 days prior to a hurricane, and during...probably off for a week.

Barbara Zee,
VP for Legislative Affairs for Alliance of Delray

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June 17, 2010

Tropical Fruit Tree and Plant Sale

From: Lori Vinikoor, President The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International

Re: Tropical Fruit Tree and Plant Sale Saturday July 17, 2010

The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International announces its semi-annual Tropical Fruit Tree and Plant Sale. With hundreds of varieties of fruit and spice plants to choose from there will be something available for every taste and every space. Whether you are looking for a specific type of banana or an early producing mango or that elusive jaboticaba, you’ll probably find it here. The growers and members of the Rare Fruit Council will also be present to answer questions related to care and propagation of tropical fruits.

Come to the South Florida Fairgrounds Agriplex between 9 AM and 2 PM on Saturday July 17, 2010 to choose from thousands of wonderful trees and plants. Directions from Route 95: take Southern Blvd. west to Fairgrounds Rd. north. Gate 8 will be on the right. Directions from State Rd 7 (441): take Southern Blvd. east to Fairgrounds Rd. north. Gate 8 will be on the right.

The Rare Fruit Council’s own “Fruitilizer,” a fertilizer specifically formulated to Rare Fruit Council specifications, will be available for sale. “Fruitilizer” provides the proper nutrients and minerals for optimum tropical fruit crop production.

The Rare Fruit Council Meets the Second Friday of every month 7:30 PM at the Mounts Botanical Garden, Military Trail West Palm Beach. Contact phone # (561)716-6816.

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42 passenger bus for sale

Kings Point has a 2008, 42 passenger bus with only 10,000 miles on it for sale. If anyone is interested contact Mike Hyman or Lisa Manzione at 561-499-3335 for further information.

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June 16, 2010

Safe Kids USA Important Message

Take the pledge: "I pledge to never leave my child in the car alone, even for a minute.
If I see a child left alone in a car, I will call 911 immediately.

To read the complete message from Safe Kids USA, CLICK HERE.

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Swimming Pool Government Rules

MESSAGE FROM DONNA BERGER, ESQ. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CAN
One of the most popular ways to beat the heat in Florida is the swimming pool. It is no surprise with our great year-round weather that most common interest ownership communities in our State enjoy the benefits of at least one community pool. In addition to the fun and relaxation a swimming pool offers, it carries with it a great responsibility as well. Each year, pool-related accidents occur resulting in severe injury and even death. One of the most devastating of these mishaps arises when individuals, oftentimes young children, get caught by the suction created by a blocked pool drain and those individuals are either permanently disabled or killed.

To combat this nationwide problem, the federal government enacted the comprehensive Viriginia Graeme Baker Act ("VGBA") in 2007. CAN previously set out a series of alerts about this law when it first became effective. This law set forth a number of stipulations regarding pool safety and placed a major emphasis on preventing drain-related injuries and deaths. The VGBA set a deadline of December 19, 2008, for all public pools and spas to have their drains equipped with ASME/ANSI standard A 112.19.17 or similarly approved drain covers. Reports indicate that most associations heeded the call to retrofit with these types of drain covers and have complied with this first portion of the safety requirements.

In addition to the federal requirements set forth under the VGBA, common interest ownership communities in Florida must also contend with the more stringent requirements set forth in Florida Administrative Code Ann. 64E-9.007(10) (e) (2010). The Florida Legislature has mandated that all public pools and spas also have their main drain outlet connected to a collector tank. These tanks serve as an additional safety measure by acting as a sort of pressure release valve which can help avert the dangerously high level of suction created when a pool drain is blocked. The following are the government-mandated deadlines by which these tanks must be installed:

• All spa type pools built before 1977-Retrofit by July 1, 2010
• All spa type pools built between 1977 and 1986-Retrofit by July 1, 2011
• All spa type pools built between 1986 and 1995-Retrofit by July 1, 2012
• All other pools-Retrofit by July 1, 2013

If your pool has not been retrofitted with a properly sized and piped collector tank by its respective date set forth above, your community association will be in violation of the law and your pool will be closed. Such a violation also carries with it substantial liability should any accidents occur as well as possible civil and criminal penalties.

For those of you who have properly complied with the first part of the VGBA and installed the necessary main drain covers and grates, you must now be equally vigilant about installing the proper collector tank, sooner rather than later, if you don't already have one.

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June 15, 2010

Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library

For the Children: Tuesday June 15, 11 A.M.--Earth-Friendly Special. Palm Beach County's Wast Management will teach the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. Play an interactive game and win a prize. Ages 3 & up. (45 minutes) Preregister.

Thursday, June 17 2 P.M.: Fancy Nancy Party for Children. Dress up in your fanciest clothes to hear stories, play games, and make a glittery handbag. Ages 6 and Up. (45 minutes) Preregister.

For Adults: Foreign Film Friday, June 18 at 2:00 P.M.: "Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

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Senior Transportation Community Meetings:
...An open discussion on how transportation fits your needs and lifestyle.
...Information on transportation options, services and discounts available to seniors.
...Give feedback on transportation programs that could be developed in your area.

Community input will be included in a report to the P.B.C. Metroplitan Planning Organization and local transportation agencies.

Refreshments will be served. $20 Publix Gift Card Raffles, at these locations:
...June 18 (Friday) 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Volen Senior Center, 1515 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, Fl.

...June 22 (Tuesday) 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Olympic Heights High School Cafeteria, 20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton.

...June 24 (Thursday) 8:30 am to 10:30 am at Olympic Heights High School Cafeteria.

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June 14, 2010

Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Alliance of Delray Vice President attended this meeting and prepared the following
helpful report:

Commissioner Burt Aaronson Held 2010 Hurricane Preparedness Meeting for Alliance of Delray, COBWRA and West Boca Community Council Board Members.

The participants included:
* Office of Emergency Management (OEM): Vince Bonvento, Assistant County Administrator/Public Safety Director;
* Pam Beach County: Brad Merriman, Assistant County Administrator
* Water Utilities Department: Larry Johnson, Assistant Director of Operations and Maintenance
* Palm Beach County Fire Rescue representative
* Sheriff's Dept.: Lt. Ebel, Lt. St. Pierre, Cpt. Bechtel, Cpt. Eisenberg
* Area Agency on Aging: Nancy Yarnall
* American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter: Tracy Sussman
* Commissioner Aaronson and Staff: Mary Lou Berger and Vivian Leiva

Topics and Suggestions:
• Any HOA or COA may request a presentation at their community on Hurricane Preparedness by the Office of Emergency Management. Call 1-561-712-6400.
• Each community should register information for one contact person to be included on the County's lists for the sending of emergency messages by "Reverse 911" Dialogic Phone System and PBC Utilities/Generator Dept.. Call Carolyn Shamblin at 1-561-493-6038 or e-mail carolynshamblin@pbcwater.com. Provide the County with the community name, a contact name, a cell # and landline #, and an e-mail address.
• Communities may purchase on-site generators for use in emergency situations which concern only their property pump stations. Contact Carolyn Shamblin at 1-561-493-6038 or carolynshamblin@pbcwater.com.
• Special Needs Dept: If any person would require a shelter with special medical provisions, please call the OEM to register at 1-561-712-6400. The Special Needs shelters offer 2 levels of care and will only be available to those who have pre-registered.
• Pet Shelters: The regular emergency shelters will not allow pets. There is only 1 shelter for both people and pets in this area. You must pre-register to be allowed to stay at that Boynton Beach shelter at 561-233-1266.
• Red Cross CERT Programs, (Certified Emergency Response Team): Call the Red Cross to arrange for community instruction courses at 561-833-7711. Under emergency conditions, the County will assume liability for volunteers.
• Area Agency on Aging: You may contact Nancy Yarnall at this agency for emergency door hangers (OK & Help) at 1-561-684-8678.
• Fill cars and generators with gas before the day of emergency.
• The local Publix stores will have generators which will enable them to be open for business. Therefore, there will be no need for distribution of ice or water at South County Civic Center.
• Have at least a 3-week supply of food and water for each person in the household.
• Have ample prescription medication. For a hurricane emergency, your doctor will be allowed to give you a prescription for an extra month's supply of medications.
• Portable battery-operated TV's must be able to receive a digital signal to work now.

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June 13, 2010

State Rep. Kelly Skidmore Message

Dear Friend: Governor Vetoes HB 1143
This afternoon, Governor Crist vetoed HB 1143, which is the bill that included the anti-abortion language. In his veto message the governor expressed his concern that the bill would place “an inappropriate burden on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy” and that “personal views should not result in laws that unwisely expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically necessary.”

Hurricane Season: Hurricane season has officially arrived, and while we are fortunate not to be hit by any major storms the past few years, it is very important that we still take the threat seriously and are prepared if a hurricane does hit South Florida. A recent study commissioned by the Florida Division of Emergency Management concludes that Floridians are under-prepared for a hurricane. I urge everyone to create a disaster preparedness plan, review it with your family and stock up on supplies. It is tempting to put things off until the last minute but the time to prepare is now.

Please review the following resources for useful information:

Palm Beach County: Emergency Management (http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/) - Provides helpful information to Palm Beach County residents to best prepare for a disaster, includes a list of Publix stores and gas stations with generators and a list of shelters in Palm Beach County. Call (561) 712-6400 if in need of assistance.

Broward County: Hurricane Preparedness (http://www.broward.org/hurricane/) - Provides helpful information to Broward County residents to best prepare for a hurricane, includes a preparedness guide, a list of Publix stores and gas stations with generators and a list of shelters in Broward County. Check this site for emergency updates when Broward County falls under a Hurricane Advisory and sign up for emails that provide important information from the Broward County Emergency Operations Center before, during and after a hurricane. Call 954-831-3900 if in need of assistance.

Florida Division of Emergency Management (http://www.floridadisaster.org/) - Provides helpful information to best prepare you, your family and businesses in the event of a disaster.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Hurricanes (http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes) - Includes important information on how best to prevent illness and injuries during and after a storm.

National Hurricane Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/) - Contains up-to-date maps and projections of storm tracks.

National Weather Service: Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Florida (www.weather.gov/alerts/fl.html) - Provides county-specific warning and weather alerts.

Broward/Palm Beach Red Cross: Emergency Services – For emergency services in Broward County call 954-797-3829 and for emergency services in Palm Beach County call 561-833-7711.

FPL Power Outage Hotline – Call 1-800-4OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) to notify FPL of a power outage, to report a downed power line and to get restoration updates.

Please urge all of your friends and family to prepare for hurricane season and feel free to forward this email to others.

As always, I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns. Our district office number is (561) 470-6593.

Kelly Skidmore, State Representative, District 90

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June 12, 2010

Southern County Road Prejects Week of June 13

Southern Palm Beach County Projects: Powerline Road / S.R. 845 from the Broward County Line to Glades Road--Construction on this 3-mile project began Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Work consists of repaving the roadway, minor widening and reconstruction, signalization, lighting, drainage, bridge replacement, irrigation and landscaping. The project will cost an estimated $9.7 million. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. and is expected to be completed summer 2011.

Restrictions: Two lanes are closed around-the-clock on the L-47 canal bridge for bridge work. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on the east side of the road through this area. Single travel lanes will also be closed at various locations between the Broward County Line and Glades Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists should use caution driving in the project limits. Delays are expected.

Glades Road / S.R. 808 from Boca Rio Road to Renaissance Way--Construction on this 2.9-mile project began January 18, 2010, and will last approximately ten months, weather permitting. Work consists of repaving and restriping Glades Road from just west of the Turnpike to just west of I-95; storm water drainage improvements; new sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; traffic signal upgrades at St. Andrews Boulevard, new signs; and landscaping, including irrigation. The estimated construction cost is $3.7 million. Work will be performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed by late November 2010.

Restrictions: Travel lanes will be closed, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for project-related work. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily at various locations as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times and access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. Motorists might experience delays

Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from the C-16 Canal to Hypoluxo Road--Construction on this 2.318-mile resurfacing project began Tuesday, January 19, 2010, in the town of Hypoluxo and the City of Boynton Beach. Work will last approximately eight months, weather permitting, and consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, new signs, traffic signal upgrades, and guardrail installation. Work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed in August 2010.

Restrictions: There will be intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, for project-related work. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists might experience delays.
Dixie Highway from Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach over the FEC railroad tracks and the Hillsboro Canal to S.W. 18 Street in Boca Raton

Construction of a four-lane overpass (flyover) began April 16, 2010. The project includes bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides above the railroad tracks, canal, N.E. Second Street, N. River Avenue and N.E. Second Avenue. A pedestrian bridge will be built over Hillsboro Canal east of the overpass. Drainage and landscaping will be added. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2012. Cone & Graham is the prime contractor

Restrictions: Beginning Sunday, June 13, one eastbound lane will be closed on Hillsboro Boulevard at Dixie Highway in Deerfield Beach, and one northbound and one southbound lane on Dixie Highway will be closed at Hillsboro Boulevard, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., through Thursday night, June 17. These lanes will also be closed Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 18, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from Yamato Road to the C-15 Canal--Construction on this 1.944-mile resurfacing project will begin on Thursday, June 17, 2010, in the City of Boca Raton. Work consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, adding five-foot paved shoulders in both directions, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and installing a video detection system on existing traffic signals. The estimated cost is $1.9 million. Work will be performed by Weekly Asphalt Paving, Inc. and is expected to be completed in January 2011.

Restrictions: The Florida Department of Transportation will host an Open House, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 15, at the City of Boca Raton, 2500 NW 1st Avenue, Building "A" first floor training room. Project personnel will be on hand to discuss the scope of work, construction schedule and address questions and comments. Beginning on Thursday, June 17, there will be single lane closures in the project area during daytime hours, Monday through Saturday. At least one lane will be open in each direction at all times.

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June 10, 2010

A Unique Senior: Myrna Goldberger

A few nights ago we visited my brother-in-law at his independent living facility, Stratford Court in Boca Raton and had dinner together. After dinner we went into the auditorium and listened to a one-hour talk by well-known local story teller/entertainer Myrna Goldberger. Her topic for this evening was “Hoaxes.” She gave several amusing anecdotes of hoaxes perpetrated on the public by some famous people.

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Myrna Goldberger has had over 50 years experience in education and educational entertainment. She teaches regularly for the Lifelong Learning Society of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Jupiter. In addition, she presents programs to organizations, communities, independent living facilities and special interest groups in Florida and other states. In an average week, she can entertain and inform an audience of over 2,000 people using more than 60 courses as material.

Ms. Goldberger is the recipient of the 1998-1999 Distinguished Teacher Award at Florida Atlantic University and the Teacher of the Year Award in 1996 at Catonsville Community College in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2010, Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning sponsored a Day of Tribute to Myrna Goldberger.
Myrna Goldberger may be contacted at: Email: mgoldbe699@aol.com

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June 9, 2010

Elderly Distractin Thefts

Sheriff's District 4 ALERT. Elderly distraction thefts at residences.

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Alliance of Delray Accomplishments by Margie J. Walden, Exec. V. P.

Year end message from Alliance of Delray Executive Vice President Margie J. Walden presented at season ending thank you breakfast meeting for community Presidents, delegates and alternates:

This year, the Alliance of Delray has achieved the following:
• The Alliance of Delray now has 72 community members representing more than 70,000 residents. Out of 72 members, 16 of them are located in east Delray. This year we have achieved our largest growth in the east and, in response; the Alliance has joined the Greater Delray Chamber of Commerce and has met with Delray Beach Mayor Woodie McDuffie to work towards bringing more unity to the issues facing communities in both east and west Delray.
• The Alliance organized a flu shot program by Director Norma Arnold that provided flu shots in our communities and made sure that the H1N1 vaccine was also available to our members. We are already working on this program for next year.
• Our web site designed and maintained by VP Lori Vinikoor achieved over 6,000 hits per month. The Alliance of Delray website has become known as the place to go for the best information on community issues and information.
• VP Barbara Zee attended Palm Beach County Day in Tallahassee and worked diligently with all of our legislators on language for important bills affecting condo and HOA management. She also testified against EPA Water Quality Standards for Florida.
• VP Mort Mazor organized specialized security meetings that keep our members up-to-date on the best practices to keep our communities safe. He also served on the South Palm Beach County Senior Services Coordinating Committee established by the Jewish Federation to bring together all the South County agencies for better coordination of services.
• First VP Dick Herman organized a Vendors Fair where 400 attendees got to meet with 39 vendors to ensure that all the vendor services we use remain competitive and give us the best service.
• Alliance Board members also serve on numerous Boards and Commissions. These include:
• VP Lori Vinikoor serves on The Planning Commission and the Land Development Regulation Advisory Board which looks at proposals for all new construction and land use planning.
• Director Ed Goldwasser serves on The Equal Opportunity Board which ensures equal opportunities for all.
• Margie Walden, Exec. VP, serving on The Palm Beach County Sports Commission which works towards bringing sports events to Palm Beach County to increase economic growth through tourism.
• Pres. Bob Schulbaum serves on The South County Mental Health Board which ensures best care practices for those experiencing depression and other psychological problems.
• Director Harold Kleiner serves on Palm Tran which regulates rides for elders and persons with disabilities in need of local transportation.
• Director Stan Goodman serves on the Palm Beach County Construction Industry Licensing Board which ensures that contractors meet certain standards for licensure and hears any complaints from consumers.
• The Alliance has also met with the CEO of Delray Medical Center and we plan to work more closely with the Hospital to keep Alliance members updated on all their programs and improvements.
• Finally, we have organized a cooperative effort with COWBRA and WBCC for an afternoon with General David Petraeus on July 16th.
You can see from this list of accomplishments that the Alliance of Delray remains strong and that we have had a very productive year. We truly look forward to working through the summer to plan another year of informative meetings and to working together to keep our communities strong. Thank you to the Alliance membership for working with us to make Delray Beach a most wonderful place to live.

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June 8, 2010

Hagen Ranch Road Library

Every Friday is "Foreign Film Friday" at the Library at 2 P.M. .

June 11: "Kolya " will be shown.

June 18: "Diving Bell and Butterfly."

June 25: "The Barbarian Invasions."
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Here's a program for children 8 years old and up at the Library:

Thursday, June 10 at 4 P.M.-- Crafty Kids "Where The Wild Things Are."
Celebrate Maurice Sendak's birthday with a short animated version of his famous book. Then draw characters in the Sendak style. This is a 45 minute program. Preregister.

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June 7, 2010

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Director Speaks at Jewish War Veteran’s Meeting

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(Photo, l. to r.Norton Morgenthal, Sr. Vice Commander, Post 819; Michael Coleman, Morton Koppel, Quartermaster Post 819; Post Commander Peter Fishman.)

Michael Coleman, veteran’s liaison and national spokesman of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach of Lake Worth, FL. was the featured speaker at the Joseph Chimerine Post 819 of the Jewish War Veterans, Sunday June 6 at the Valencia Isles Clubhouse, Boynton Beach.
Coleman, a veteran of 21 years service in the United States Air Force explained the organization was founded in 2003 by Lynelle Zelnar when she prepared a care package for a soldier overseas.

“Since that time,” said Coleman “we have sent 40,000 packages overseas at the rate of 300 to 500 per month. We get no break from the U. S. Postal Service, either. Each package costs $12.50 to ship. We operate from donated funds and donations of items for the troops such as hygiene items, snacks, powdered drinks, books, and magazines. Letters and pictures from schoolchildren are usually placed in each package. Recently I brought a returning veteran to speak to the children at a school that had participated in our efforts. The kids were wide-eyed meeting and listening to the young soldier.”

Coleman concluded by saying: “These men are fighting for our freedom. Because of that we have the freedom to meet here today and enjoy our lives in America, the same as you men did in World War II.”

Commander of the JWV Post Peter Fishman then presented a check for $500 to Coleman for use with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to this important U. S. soldier’s activity visit their website at http://www.forgottensoldiers.org, or call 561-369-2933.

JWV Post 819 meets the first Sunday of each month from October through June. Anyone interested in further information about the Post, call Commander Peter Fishman at 561-364-8874.

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June 6, 2010

Kelly Skidmore, State. Rep. Message

The Governor’s Legislative Actions: I am pleased to announce that today Governor Crist signed into law SB 2272, the “Pill Mill Bill”, which advances the fight against unscrupulous pain-management clinics. Earlier this week, Governor Crist finally signed into law SB 1196, the Condominium/Homeowner Association Reform bill. Also, the governor vetoed, SB 2044, which is a property insurance bill that would have made it easier to increase rates for policyholders. As of early Friday afternoon, Governor Crist has signed 248 bills into law and vetoed 16. Once again, another week has passed and the lone bill that still has not been sent to the governor is HB 1143, which includes the anti-abortion language.

Florida Department of Education Launches Commissioner’s Summer Reading Adventure: The Commissioner’s Summer Reading Adventure encourages students to use an interactive resource called “Find a Book,” a free online book search, that will help them create reading lists based on their interests and reading ability, and make it easier for them to locate their selections at their local public libraries. This online tool will help students looking to gain a head start to the 2010 school year and learn throughout the summer.
Tens of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books, including titles from this year’s Recommended Summer Reading List from the Department of Education’s Just Read, Florida! Office, are available in “Find a Book.”


For more information, and to search for books using “Find a Book,” visit www.Lexile.com. To borrow books found in “Find a Book”—and to participate in summer reading activities—use the WorldCat link in the book search or locate your nearest public library at www.flelibrary.org using the “Find A Library” search tool.

Just Read, Florida! is a statewide reading initiative that prioritizes reading in Florida's public schools and among all the community groups and volunteer organizations that support them. For more information on Just Read, Florida! visit http://www.justreadflorida.com/.

As always, I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns. Our district office number is (561) 470-6593.
Kelly Skidmore, State Representative, District 90
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Palm Beach County Traffic Report, June 4 through June 11, 2010

Palm Beach County – Palm Beach County traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. Weather permitting; closures will be in effect on I-95 and in other areas throughout Palm Beach County for construction activities.

For around-the-clock, real-time, I-95 traffic information, call 511. To view real-time video of I-95 in Palm Beach County, visit the Florida Department of Transportation’s Palm Beach SMART SunGuide Transportation Management Center (TMC) website at www.smartsunguide.com. FDOT and the SunGuide™ Partners provide these free services. For updated lane closure information, please refer to www.pbfdot.com.

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June 4, 2010

Marikami Gardens and Museum Events

NEW EXHIBITIONS!

Kaiju! Monster Invasion!
June 1 – October 17, 2010
Monsters invade the Morikami Museum this summer as vintage toys from the 1960s, '70s and '80s, inspired by Japanese tokusatsu films and TV shows, go on display in the exhibition, Kaiju! Monster Invasion! Beginning with the release of the film Gojira (Godzilla) in 1954, kaiju of all types have captured the imagination of legions of fans worldwide and have spawned a lucrative toy industry that endures to this day.

Kyoto: A Place in Art
June 22 – October 17, 2010
Founded at the end of the 8th century, the city of Kyoto served as Japan's imperial capital for centuries, and continues to be regarded as its cultural capital today. This exhibition explores why this magical city remains the center of Japanese traditional culture.

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June 2, 2010

Alliance of Delray Annual Breakfast hears SB 1196 Signed into Law Announcement

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State Representative Maria Sachs Condo and HOA bill SB 1196 was signed into law
by Gov. Charlie Crist, effective July 1, 2010, shown announcing this momentous bill at the Alliance of Delray "Thank you" breakfast for community presidents, delegates and alternates at Gleneagles Country Club, this morning, Wednesday, June 2.


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Newly elected U. S. Congressman also attended the Alliance breakfast. "I am returning to
Washington, D. C. to participate in meetings on the BP oil spill disaster," he said.

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Hurricane Warning from Comm. Aaronson

MESSAGE FROM COMMISSIONER AARONSON:
Do you realize that it has been five years since we have had a major hurricane in Palm Beach County? Those of you who were here in 2004 and 2005 certainly remember Frances, Jeanne and Wilma. Those of you who were not here then may have little experience in preparing for and recovering from a major hurricane.

Palm Beach County Emergency Management is ready for this Hurricane Season. Plans are in place and our staff knows what their responsibilities are. Emergency Management has released the 2010 list of gas stations and Publix supermarkets that have generators and will be operational following a hurricane. You can click on this link http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/ or contact my Chief of Staff, Mary Lou Berger and we will send one to you. The County’s Water Utilities Department (WUD) is also ready. If you are not aware, Property/Homeowner Associations can still contract with WUD to purchase new emergency generators that are transferred to the County. WUD then operates the generator at lift stations within the community. This program has allowed WUD to improve service during emergencies. If your Association is interested in this program, contact Assistant WUD Director Larry Johnson at 561-493-6000 for information. Cable TV Coordinator David Frye reminds us that battery operated televisions that receive over the air signals ceased to function last June. Radio’s AM/FM channels will still work and there are now portable battery operated digital televisions that are available at various stores.

In District 5, The Alliance of Delray, COBWRA and The West Boca Community Council are also ready. They each have a hurricane plan that focuses on communication to insure that their communities can stay in contact, share information and be of assistance to each other. Many communities have reviewed their plans and are prepared if a hurricane strikes.

As individuals, we all need to make sure we are ready too. Prune, or have your landscaper prune, your trees and bushes. Stock up on food and water. Have flashlights and batteries on hand. As the hurricane approaches, install your shutters if you have them, make sure you have enough prescription medicine and charge your cell phones or have a land line phone since cell service may cease during the storm. Stay in your home and remain there until it is safe to go out.

It’s easy to be lazy about hurricane preparation especially since we have had five quiet hurricane seasons. However, we must not let down our guard. The past has taught us that despite the good intentions of government, it take at least 24 hours to get help to you. Make your preparations now. You owe it to yourself and your family.

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LIFE’S LOWS AND HIGHS

This past last week in May driving from Delray Beach to visit family in Marietta, Ga. started out with a definite low.

We enjoyed our picnic lunch at a rest stop outside of Ocala, Fl. When we got back in the car to resume our journey we couldn't back out of the parking space.The engine cut out. The car wouldn’t stay in gear. Calling AAA they sent a tow truck to take us to a repair station. When the tow truck operator tried to start the car, he said “I’m going to take you to A-1 Transmissions in Ocala which is seven miles from here. I think your tranny is shot.” Sure enough, it was the transmission that had to be replaced with a rebuilt--one of life’s expensive low points.

We stayed overnight in Ocala. Friday at 5 P.M. the car was ready and we resumed our journey, staying overnight in Valdosta, Ga. Saturday afternoon we arrived at our son’s home in Marietta in time for a joyful family dinner where we met my youngest grandson’s October bride to be for the first time—at last a high point!

Sunday evening we enjoyed a formal dinner in a fine restaurant in Roswell to honor the future bride and groom. A joyful occasion—another high point.

Instead of heading back home to Delray we stayed in Marietta another two days. Our 8 year old great grand-daughter had weeks earlier invited us to stay for her dance recital Tuesday afternoon at the Cobb County Community Center Auditorium. The dance school had hundreds of participants put on a two hour show that was enjoyed by all—a great high.

Wednesday morning we left the family and drove to Hilton Head, Ga. to visit a couple we hadn’t seen in twenty five years; friends we first met in our Wantagh, Long Island home town. I had wanted to visit them for years but never had the opportunity until this trip. We reached Hilton Head at 4 that afternoon and stayed until 6. Need I say you can never go back? My friend’s wife is not well. He’s in his late 80’s and has also changed. That was a low point. We left Hilton Head and stayed overnight in Brunswick, Ga., arriving back home in Delray Thursday late afternoon.

The rebuilt tranny carried us home safely, a final high point for the week.

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June 1, 2010

State Rep. Maria Sachs News Alert

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South County Road Projects Week of June 1

Southern Palm Beach County Projects: Powerline Road / S.R. 845 from the Broward County Line to Glades Road--Construction on this 3-mile project began Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Work consists of repaving the roadway, minor widening and reconstruction, signalization, lighting, drainage, bridge replacement, irrigation and landscaping. The project will cost an estimated $9.7 million. The work is being performed by Ranger Construction Industries, Inc. and is expected to be completed summer 2011.

Restrictions: Construction activities will be suspended from Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Two lanes are closed around-the-clock on the L-47 canal bridge for bridge work. Traffic is shifted to one lane in each direction on the east side of the road through this area. Single travel lanes will also be closed at various locations between the Broward County Line and Glades Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 8:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists should use caution driving in the project limits. Delays are expected.

Glades Road / S.R. 808 from Boca Rio Road to Renaissance Way--Construction on this 2.9-mile project began January 18, 2010, and will last approximately ten months, weather permitting. Work consists of repaving and restriping Glades Road from just west of the Turnpike to just west of I-95; storm water drainage improvements; new sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards; traffic signal upgrades at St. Andrews Boulevard, new signs; and landscaping, including irrigation. The estimated construction cost is $3.7 million. Work will be performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed by late November 2010.

Restrictions: Construction activities will be suspended from Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Travel lanes will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for project-related work. Turn lanes will be closed temporarily at various locations as needed. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times and access to local residences and businesses will be maintained. Motorists might experience delays

Federal Highway / S.R. 5 / U.S. 1 from the C-16 Canal to Hypoluxo Road
Construction on this 2.318-mile resurfacing project began Tuesday, January 19, 2010, in the town of Hypoluxo and the City of Boynton Beach. Work will last approximately eight months, weather permitting, and consists of repaving and restriping the roadway, minor storm water drainage, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, new signs, traffic signal upgrades, and guardrail installation. Work is being performed by Community Asphalt Corporation and is expected to be completed in August 2010.

Restrictions: Construction activities will be suspended from Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, for project-related work. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Motorists might experience delays.

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