This Week in Rainberry Bay:

Updated event info: Myrainberrybay.com (click on Calendar) or the Beacon.

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Roads Project:  The roads company will be doing one Phase at a time.  As your section is being planned more information will be sent.  Please wait for more information each week. Thanks. 

Preparation work in the Villas ONLY, Monday – Friday ONLY: You no longer have to move your cars from the car-stops at this time.  You only need to move them if you are parked against the curb. See the map at the bottom where the blocks and dates are identified. Any ??? – email rainberryboard@yahoo.com 

Villas section closest to the clubhouse from the roads company: 

  • No stops will be removed from the Clubhouse parking lot yet.

 

  • Today (8/12) we should be finished removing the curb on the North side of Rainberry Circle on 29th 30th and 10th Street. We will then finish removing car stops in that area and whatever is left South of Rainberry Circle.

  • On Monday we will begin removing curb in Phase 3 Villas (see map below) and cars will need to be removed from close to the curb.

  • Concrete is being poured on 26th, 27th and 7th court today. If cars park there beginning tomorrow, please ask them to not bump into the fresh concrete. It will break for a couple of days if bumped.

 

  • Concrete will then move to 29th 30th and 7th Court, probably Monday or Tuesday. All concrete pour schedules depend on concrete availability.

 

  • Cars may be parked in the area North of Rainberry Circle on 29th, 30th and 10th Street after today until around the end of next week.

 

Please do not park on the sidewalk!! Park against the curb but avoid the corners where curbs are being retrenched for replacement.

Homes: There is no work scheduled (yet) for the Homes’ sections.  You will get advance notice and basically will be asked to keep your car in the garage or driveway for the day or two when work will be done.

One side of the street will always be open, including the entrance road.

Please note this is only preparation work, and paving will be done at future dates that will be disclosed. Please respond to this email if you have questions.

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Pool #5 will be closed beginning August 16th while the pool is checked for a leak and repaired. It will be paved, trimmed and sprayed while closed.

 

Interested in chairing the Nominating/Search committee?

For either of these - please rsvp your interest to: rainberryboard@yahoo.com. Thanks.

 

Board Meetings: (zoom links will be sent – subject to change).

Sep 6 – 7p Homes Meeting      

Sep 14 – Master Meeting

Recordings of meetings will be made available on the myrainberrybay.com website. Click on The Videos Link – they are password protected – contact the office for the password.

Please call the office, 561-272-6560, during regular business hours. They are there to answer your concerns. Please use the website to input your work orders.

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THEATER / SUNDAY MOVIES @ 7pm

Sunday Night movies are free to the community.

Aug 14 - Downton Abbey: A New Era      Aug 28 - West Side Story (2021)

Sept 4 - Dear Evan Hansen

Dates are subject to change. There will be only one movie in September due to holidays and scheduling.

Comcast “hotspots” are the clubhouse, theater, tennis center and pools #2 & 4.  Use your own Comcast/Xfinity login and password under the “community xfinity” option.

Board Update

This week the board voted to accept the proposal from Shenandoah for sink hole repair.  This work needs to be accomplished ahead of the road paving.

The Board approved the formation of a new committee “EVENTS,” which will facilitate programs and events that don’t fall under the umbrella of other committees such as Classes. 

There was a very informative program in the Theater on Thursday about preventing falls.  It is hoped that similar programs will be offered this year when the seasonal residents return.

The board encourages residents to sign up for electronic voting.  This is an easy way to cast your vote for elections, document changes, and participate in community polls.

Residents are also encouraged to use the Website. Myrainberrybay.com is available to all. view the calendar, watch recordings of board meetings and much more.  It is a wonderful resource, and we hope you will take advantage of it. Contact the office to get set up on the FSR site and discover how easy it is to get forms, open and track work orders, and check your payments and balances.

The board voted to accept a proposal to refresh the bathrooms at pools 1-4.  We will keep you informed when work will begin and advise of any short-term pool closings necessary.  These bathrooms are in need of new fixtures, paint and safer flooring and we look forward to getting this project started soon. Pool 5 and the theater will get a refresh next year.

The weight room is nearing completion and should be fully operational by the end of next week.  The mirrors are up, and the new weights are in place. The dumbbells range in weight from 5-50 lbs and there is a full set of resistance bands in the room as well.  There will be one flat bench and an incline/decline adjustable weight bench as well as space and mats for floor work.

 

The new company that will maintain our athletic facilities has started and there is a flurry of activity at both tennis and pickleball as they begin refurbishing the courts. There may be periodic court closures as they accomplish this work, so we appreciate your patience as these improvements are underway.

This company will also be providing staffing for lessons, league coordination, and special events and we look forward to an active season of fun on our upgraded courts.

Improvements at the Bocce and Shuffleboard area are being planned.  A new concrete slab will accommodate a new storage shed to house the sports equipment and the tools necessary to maintain the bocce courts.  As with so many things these days, the shed is on backorder, but we hope to accomplish that work soon. In the interim, there is a full set up bocce balls, two sets of shuffleboard equipment and a new set of corn hole in the rear shed.  There are lights for evening play as well.  We ask that you return the equipment to the shed after use and make sure the door is closed.

From Karen:

Palm Fronds and other large landscape items can be put out as follows:

Sunday night for Monday pickup

Tues night for Wednesday pickup

Thurs night for Friday pickup

If your area is worked on by the roads crew, please skip that week.

 

Homes Residents

We are currently working on our Homes Documents.  This is your last chance to make suggestions. We will be working on the Articles of Incorporation 

Tue Aug. 16th.  Please email me the Article that you want changed and how you want it to read.  I will make copies for the committee. I have 1 change from when I asked for suggestions a while ago.  I need the emails by Aug. 14th noon for the meeting. 

Email them to: K.C.Homes2019@gmail.com

 

ED BAND

Tonight August 12, The Ed Show and Friends, Special Guest Bruce Gaffney

6:30-8pm, Theater parking Lot

Bring Your Chair and Dancing Shoes!!!!

 

CERT

Meeting Aug 18th, 7pm.  Everyone welcomed!

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First Annual GRANDPARENTS DAY 

Save the date September 11, 2022 (official grandparents day), from 1-4p at the Clubhouse.

Events to include:

*3D movies: Thunder and the House of Magic- recommended over 5

                   Madagascar 3 for younger viewers

* Rock painting                    * Bingo           * Family sing along with Ed           

* Swimming                          * Games, snacks and more

If you and your grandchild are interested in attending, please email Karen with your name and age of children that will be attending at Karalayla@aol.com Karen Aprill

WOMEN'S CLUB

Welcome Back Catered Brunch

We invite all to kick off our season with a catered brunch on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 11 AM in our theater. $ 9.00 for club members, $ 12.00 for guests - gentlemen are welcome to join us. Memberships (only $ 10.00) and brunch tickets will be sold in our theater on 08/25, 08/29, 09/01, 09/08, and 09/12 from 4-5 PM

Please tell us your tablemates at that time.

Bring your family and friends and have fun! Any questions - Carol Shore (561) 330-2371

BOWLING

The Rainberry Bay Bowling League is gearing up to begin their bowling season on Thursday, September 8th at the AMF Bowling Center in Boynton Beach. If you would like to join the League, sign up by August 29th and tell us your name and phone # so we can add you to the list of bowlers. All residents are welcome to join whether you live here all year round or are seasonal residents. Please contact the new RB Bowling League President, Fern Katronetsky, if you want to join in the fun, or have any questions. Fern’s contact info is via email at f.katronetsky@verizon.net or her home phone at 561-562-8453. We look forward to having you join us.

 

CLASSES:

EZ FITNESS CLASSES - Muscles in Motion

The EZ fitness classes are M W F from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

For the HEALTH AND SAFETY of all participants, we ask that non-vaccinated people wear a mask throughout the session or abstain from participating.

Questions?  Call Madeleine Bochner - 561 279 2062 

FLOWER MAKING/CRAFTS

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am in the clubhouse craft room. Come join the fun. Please contact Babs Heller 561-352-1030. 

Canasta

Canasta Play every Monday, 2-4 pm in MCR. Learn the game Canasta or refresh your game.

Water aerobics

Water aerobics classes are held at pool 1 Wednesdays at 11:30. Any questions please text Nan at 610-613-9181.  

NIA CLASSES (low impact dance aerobics)

If you are looking for a fun movement class that can be adapted to YOUR fitness level, one that will leave you feeling energized and uplifted but not exhausted, then Nia is for YOU! We dance, kick, punch, stretch and play to great music from around the world in a welcoming and non-judgmental setting. Nia has been called a barefoot moving meditation to music. Bring a towel or mat, a drink and wear comfortable clothing.

 

Classes continue on MOST Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00 AM in the Men’s Card Room of our Clubhouse.

 

No classes from Tuesday August 16th through and including Tuesday Sep 20th. Classes begin again on Friday September 23, just in time for the fall season.

 

Only $5. Contact Helen Sohne for more info: 561-376-9789/niadelray@gmail.com

 

Gentle Yoga with Deb Mayes

Deb Mayes mayesda1@gmail.com – 

Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 am in the MCR - $20.00/month or $10/class (bring a mat)

Mondays 10:00am in the MCR. Chair Yoga. (No mat needed)

Yoga is very beneficial as it can help students to maintain their current level of health and in some cases counteract some of the negative effects of aging. Enjoy our growing yoga community!

 

Card-Making Workshop

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 10:15, clubhouse craft room. All supplies provided. Great fun. Interesting techniques. No experience necessary. There's a $4 fee for supplies. Lots of fun for everyone. Any questions please email Madeline Hincken at mhincken@gmail.com

Current Events

Clubhouse MCR, Thursdays at 10:30 AM. Our lively and stimulating discussions on timely topics will continue in- doors. All opinions are welcomed, and respected.  Mask wearing is appreciated. Nancy & Jack Effrain. 561 877 9166 

Book Discussion

Book discussion will resume on Thursday, Oct 20 and thereafter on the third Thursday of the month.

The following are the first three book selections for Fall 2022:

Oct- The Lincoln Highway/ Amor Towles, Nov- Wish You were Here/ Jodi Picoult 

Dec- The Life List/ Lori Nelson 
Check the RB library for availability, as well as the Palm Beach Library system.

Good Reading. Nancy Effrain 561 877 9166

 

Rainberry Sings - Presented by Onstage

The show has been postponed to February 19th, 2023. There have been so many new residents since we originally cast the show, therefore we are opening auditions for new vocalists, backup singers, musicians and any specialty acts.

To arrange for an audition please contact

Neill Klein     onstage.rainberry@yahoo.com  and I will get back to you promptly

 

GREEN COMMITTEE

Meeting Dates-First Thursday of the month at 4PM, location TBD

  • October 6, 2022, November 3, 2022, December 1, 2022

  • January 5, 2023, February 2, 2023, March 2, 2023

  • April 13, 2023 (this is the second Thursday due to Passover and Easter weekend)

  • May 4, 2023

 

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OUTSIDE RAINBERRY

School has begun – please drive safely to protect our children.

FPL Power Tracker

FPL's Power Tracker is an online, interactive map that lets customers enter a street address, city or ZIP code to view outage and restoration information for their area.

https://www.fplmaps.com/index.html

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211 Helpline Palm Beach and Treasure Coast

https://211palmbeach.org –log on and scroll down to Palm Beach County Community Quick Guide

for a list of community resources. Need a daily call? They provide that and so much more.

Water Utility:

All utility bills paid by mail will need to be mailed to the address below: (this does not affect automatic electronic payments)

City of Delray Beach
Mail Code: 8242
PO Box 628242, Orlando, FL 32862-8242 

NOTICE: To All City of Delray Beach Water Utility Customers

The City of Delray Beach has passed Ordinance 17-22, which includes a Water and Wastewater rate increase.  This adjustment will become effective on July 1, 2022, and thereafter will be reflected on your individual utility bills. 

Please be advised this adjustment is based on recommendations from the Water & Wastewater Rate Options Report issued on March 8, 2022, by a consulting firm that was engaged by the City of Delray Beach.  The purpose of the rate adjustment is to provide needed upgrades to existing infrastructure as well as to construct a new water treatment plant.

If you are not set up for electronic payments, you can sign up:

https://www.delraybeachfl.gov/services/utility-billing

Special Instructions to our seasonal Residents 

To minimize any mail delays in delivery of your Utility Bills, please contact Utilities Customer Service at 561-243-7100 with your change of address.  We also suggest turning off your water at your house valve and locking your outdoor spigot while you are away. Remember to contact us again when you return to Delray Beach so that your Utility account reflects the correct address. Thank you for your assistance.

You can find the scheduled rates of increase the website.

Delray Beach PD

8/8/22 - Over the weekend, DBPD received several reports of car thefts and vehicle robberies throughout the city.

Please remember to LOCK YOUR CAR every night. Criminals are now traveling to communities in large groups in order to swiftly check as many doors possible and be on their way. It takes under a minute to have your valuables stolen. Do not leave the door unlocked even when you plan on coming back out. Also remember to take your key fobs inside with you, and to NEVER store your gun in a vehicle.

With your help, we continue to keep our community safe!

 

In March, DBPD joined Ring's Neighbors App. The Neighbors app is another way for the police department to connect with you to solve crime and share important safety information.

 

DBPD can now view what local residents have posted publicly to Neighbors and may comment or provide updates on certain incidents. You may also see requests from the department asking you to share your video directly with us if a crime is being investigated in your neighborhood. Your video may help us solve crime and prevent further occurrences, but the sharing of video is entirely voluntary.

As a reminder, you should always report criminal activity or emergency situations directly to the Delray Beach Police Department by calling 911 or the non-Emergency line at 561-243-7800.

 

Shredding Day

 

If you have unwanted documents that you want to dispose of safely, make sure to participate in our free shredding event on August 27, between 9 AM and 1 PM, in the City Hall's north parking lot. Help prevent identity theft by safely disposing of your sensitive, outdated, and unwanted documents.

 

All dogs must be walked on a non-retractable leash, not longer than 6’.

 

Summer Library hours for August: M, W, F 1-3p

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“Community Information”

Lock your cars and don’t leave valuables in the cars!!  Cars recently rifled through were unlocked.  Please help keep our community as crime-free as possible.

All clubs and committees must contact rbcalendar@yahoo.com to schedule or change dates.

Bulk pickup is Friday morning.  Please do not put your bulk garbage out before Thursday at 4pm.  Recyclables go out not earlier than Monday at 4p.

Make sure the office has your emergency contacts! Important for all and especially those who are not here full-time.

Need to put in a work order?  Call the office during regular office hours. They will let you know if it is the homeowner’s responsibility or the HOAs. (561-272-6560) To put in a work order on the website – go to myrainberrybay.com and click on Homes or Villas (your association) and then go into the FSR, password protected page.  You must be on Homes or Villas to put in a work order (you can switch communities from the circle in the upper right corner).  You will see the wrench and that is where you click to put in a work order.  If you need assistance, respond to this email or call the office.

 

Children or adults with urinary issues are NOT PERMITTED in any of the pools.

If you use the clubhouse facilities – please leave the rooms as you found them. Remove all debris.  No smoking is allowed in any buildings or around any pool gates. 

The owner records in the office are not up to date – has there been a change in your household? A partner has died?  Has someone inherited the property? A new occupant/partner is in the home?  It is up to YOU to make sure the office has the correct information. This affects mailings, votes, etc.  Please email rainberrybay@fsresidential.com OR call the office to make any corrections needed. They will advise you if you need to bring or fill out the appropriate paperwork.

The Beacon is available on the website: myrainberrybay.com and can be picked up by the Clubhouse, Tennis Center and Theater entrances.

*** If you are preparing to leave for the summer, please make sure your vehicle is on a driveway, in a garage or for Villa owners, make sure someone has the keys.  Once the roads project begins the cars will have to be towed if not moved when we get to your block!  This is your responsibility. *** 

TENNIS, BOCCE & POOLS

POOL RULES

All Pools are now open.  Pools #1-4 are open dawn until dusk.  Do not go to a pool/spa unaccompanied. Anyone with incontinence should not go into the pools.

Pool #5 is open from dawn until 11pm – adults only. (Closed beginning 8/16 for repair)

TENNIS: Comcast hotspot password is your user name & password – use “community xfinity” settings.

Sign up at the courts.

PICKLEBALL HOURS: 

Summer Schedule Sundays:  Aug 21, Sept. 4, Sept. 18,

Start 6:30 PM. Warm Up at 6:15 PM

Members only welcome, or 1st time guests.

Weather permitting. Weekly sign-up

Court sneakers are required for all Pickleball players when playing at RB Courts. 

PLAY PING PONG (Table Tennis Club)

Remember to bring a drink and wear shoes you can move in that are not too “grippy." 

We play on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 - 2 PM and Fridays from 10 AM - 12 PM. 

**Please note that we sometimes break earlier.  Coming earlier is best**

For more information call Helen Sohne: 561-376-9789 

 

ROADS: Homes residents do not have to move their cars – information will follow when your sections will be paved.

Villas residents in the sections marked off below – ONLY move your car if it’s next to a curb as they are being removed and new concrete poured.

 

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Roads Project:  The roads company will be doing one Phase at a time.  As your section is being planned more information will be sent.  Please wait for more information each week. Thanks. 

Preparation work in the Villas ONLY:  Any ??? – email rainberryboard@yahoo.com

(This map was sent with the eblast.)