This week in Rainberry Bay: 9/22/23
Updated event info: Myrainberrybay.com (click on Calendar) or Beacon
All phone numbers have been removed for your privacy.
Where possible, please include an email address.
Recent calls and correspondence prompt a reminder to our residents that calls to the office are recorded and emails to the board and staff are filed. Abusive language or harassment will not be tolerated and will be referred to our attorney as necessary. This includes visits to the office or talking to staff around the community. Please register your concerns and complaints in a civil manner. Do not write or otherwise contact our vendors / contractors without express permission, this includes the landscapers, painters and roofers.
GETQUORUM is our new electronic voting company. Watch for emails from them soon! You will receive a consent for electronic communication and voting. It will say “Master Association” but will cover Homes & Villas as well.
Quarterly Maintenance is due October 1st. It must be processed by the 30th to avoid late fees. Make sure you give clickpay at least 3-5 business days and leave plenty of time if you’re mailing a check.
Bulk pick-up items should be put out no earlier than 4pm Thursday evening. In the villas section, do not block the dumpsters. You could receive a violation or be subject to a fine.
Irrigation: We've reset most of the controllers to switch from Friday to Saturday. Please do not call the office or put in work orders if you do not get watered on Friday. We've also adjusted the timing on several controllers to avoid running between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. These changes are being made to comply with city and county regulations.
Problem with the garbage pickup? call Waste Management at: 561-202-2463.
The next two sections for power washing will be the “Deer Section” and Tennis Villas area, before the end of the month. Please be patient if awaiting power washing, we do it on a schedule, not by request.
The balance of community info is now on the bottom of the eblast.
FOUND: While walking this morning on 8th street I found a gold bracelet.
There is more description to it that I will reveal if someone can tell me what embellishment it has. Carol Unger 732-278-5358
Board Meetings: All meetings will be hybrid meetings (clubhouse plus zoom, links will be sent). Please do not wear perfume to the meetings as some people have allergies. Thanks.
Oct 5 – 7pm Homes Bd Meeting followed by Homes/Villas workshop at 7:30
Oct 11 - 6:30 Residents’ Concerns / 7p – Master Bd Meeting
Nov 8 – 7pm Budget 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.
Landscaping – Next Week
All weather permitting, subject to change.
Homeowners must leave gates unlocked and open to allow access to mow back yards (they will not open closed gates), also Palm Beach Broward will not be responsible per contract for anything damaged in the grass while mowing, however we will be as cautious and mindful as possible of things/ornaments on turf.
Trim crew will be trim will be on NW. 10th St., heading towards NW. 10th Pl. on RB Circle
Spray will be on NW. 10th St., heading towards North W. 10th Pl. on RB Circle
Awaiting the mowing schedule for October.
MOVIES – SUNDAY AT 7P – THEATER
Sunday Night Movie dates will be announced once the theater work is completed.
DIRECTORY Char Lane, Chair
The First Service Residential after-hours emergency number should read 866.378.1099. Please note this in your Directory.
WOMEN’S CLUB – Fern Katronetsky and Carol Shore
Women’s Club’s Luncheon and Card/Games Party was a great success! Thanks all.
We are planning our kickoff
*Save the Date Foodies, because “Life is filled with Pasta-bilities”
Date: 10/23/2023 Monday
Start Time: 3pm start time for instructions and preparations
Where: Theatre kitchen, followed by our feast of our creations in Theatre
Cooking instruction will be on – Homemade pasta, Fettuccini
Cooking Leader: Mike Schultz and Marlene Elmowitz assistant
It will be a pasta-tively delicious meal
Want to cook? RSVP by 10/20 to Foodberry email below
FREE, just the cost of ingredients & you must be a Foodberry Club member
Limited space so those that commit early will participate.
Details of ingredients to bring will follow once we have final signups (mostly eggs & flour)
We plan for to the cooks to pair up to share the ingredients and preparation
Want to EAT with us ONLY? RSVP by 10/20 to Foodberry email below
The cost will be $10 Members & Non-Members are invited
You can put $10 in an envelope with your name in our mailbox#7 in clubhouse (cash or check accepted)
Want to join Rainberry Foodberry Club. Membership forms are in the clubhouse, so fill it out and leave
in clubhouse mailbox#7- Feel free to contact us - email@example.com
MIX N MINGLE CLUB
Ready for the kick off of a great 2023–24? We will be selling tickets every Sunday from 3 to 5 in the clubhouse. Any of our planned events can be paid for there and our committee reps will give you a ticket. If you cannot make it at that time or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Debbie Arrigo and she will gladly come to your house and deliver the ticket or feel free to drop it in an envelope made out to The Mix n Mingle Club in mailbox # 17 located right next to the library in the clubhouse. Please be sure your telephone number is on your check and we will call you to deliver your tickets.
TRIP TO MT DORA: December 5-6-7 - A wonderful three-day packed trip to Mt Dora. Your meals n entertainment is included for only $470/per person. We have flyers at the theatre n clubhouse with outlined details or call Debbie n she will send to you. It promises to be a great trip n a lot of fun! All money due no later than October 1
Come to the clubhouse on Sunday to purchase your tickets n we will give you the list n flyers of all the seasons happenings!!
YIDDISH HERITAGE CLUB
Join us at our next meeting of YHC, on Friday, October 13, at 1 PM in the MCR in the Clubhouse.
Our guest presenter will be Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation B’nai Israel who will delve into the mystical realm and discuss:
The Evil Eye, Witchcraft and Sorcery, Curses and Incantations, and More…
How they came to be, and how they were used to protect oneself and others.
The following month, Fri. Nov 10, our own Sara Todd, will ask and answer the question “who was on the 1620 voyage of The Mayflower to the new world?
Refreshments and socializing to follow presentations. All meetings in English.
For further information contact Nancy or Jack Effrain at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ed Show and Friends - Friday September 22 - 6:30-8PM, CH
Special Guest, Our very own Phoebe Kessler!!!
Don't forget your dancing shoes. Music, Music, Music!!!!!
If you would like to join ON Stage please email email@example.com for registration form, Dues are $10. THERE IS A JOB FOR EVERY ONE IF YOU’D LIKE TO JOIN US!
Tickets on Sale Monday and Thursday in the clubhouse – 4-5pm.
SARGE IS COMING - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2023 - $25- Ticket reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets on sale in the clubhouse
Direct any questions to Carol Lynn Flannigan or Judi Lemoine: email@example.com
OPEN MIC NIGHT
ON STAGE will be holding an OPEN MIC NIGHT in November. If you have a talent of any kind, and would like to share it with your friends and neighbors, auditions will be in the fall.
Song and music are nice, definitely need some comedy and we will want your ideas
There are so many talented people here in Rainberry, we are sure that you many will want to be part of it. There will be more information in the Beacon.
The Rainberry Bay Bowling League has begun its 2023-2024 Season at AMF Lanes in Boynton Beach. We bowl EVERY Thursday afternoon, from now through April 25, 2024, for a period of 33 weeks, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. The cost is $15.00 per week, covers the League’s three (3) games every Thursday, bowling shoes if required, and allows you to bowl two (2) free games the following week on a day other than our League Day. Whether you are a permanent resident, a seasonal resident, or even a “snow flake,” and want to join in the fun as either a regular bowler or a Pacer, just contact League President Fern Katronetsky.
HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT Oct 7th, 9 am- 11 am at the Theater. Bring your old paint, cleaning and chemicals items for disposal by the Green Committee to Solid Waste Authority.
STORM COMMITTEE/Hurricane Education
Rainberry Bay Rules for Generators:
Generator Tips (continued from the 9/8/2023 blast):
If you choose to use a generator that requires a transfer switch, a licensed electrician will connect it to the home’s electrical panel box and have it permitted by the City of Delray Beach. The electrical contractor will install an outdoor outlet designed specifically for the portable generator, along with a specific outdoor electrical power cord that connects the generator to the generator’s outlet. From the generator’s outlet, a power line will be connected to the home’s electrical panel on which a transfer switch will be installed. The transfer switch allows the power from FPL to be cut off and then transferred to the outdoor portable generator. Using a permitted electrical connection for your outdoor portable generator controlled by this transfer switch ensures the safety of utility line worker from being injured or killed by power from the generator flowing back into utility lines. This type of portable generator is more costly due to the electrical work but possibly the safest alternative for outdoor portable generators.
As mentioned in the 9/8/23 Eblast, you can use a generator that has outlets for plugging in electrical appliances. With this type of generator, make sure you use the appropriate gauge for the electrical connection cords. Follow the Rainberry guidelines from 9/8/23.
A “trickle charger” can be used to ensure your outdoor portable generator is always charged, but can only be used if your generator has an Electric Start Button. While the trickle charger removes the need for periodic recharging, it is still a good idea to start up your generator to make sure it is working. The trickle charge feeds a constant low charge to the battery without the risk of overcharging. Without either starting up your generator periodically or installing a trickle charger, you run the risk of wearing down the battery and needing to replace it. If replacing your battery, you will need to find the battery specifications for your generator. These chargers are inexpensive, running from about $20 to $60.
Outdoor portable generators should be placed at least 10 ft from the house when is use.
Preparation equals peace of mind!
Calling All Beaders!
We meet on Monday evenings from 7 to 9pm in the Clubhouse Crafts Room. We exchange ideas and projects. We show each other techniques and styles. We welcome Beaders of all experience levels from Beginners to Advanced.
Please contact Karen Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested. We look forward to seeing you will see you there.
NIA CLASSES (low impact dance aerobics and SO much more)
Mix up your exercise routine with a different approach to movement. Never boring, always fun!
In a Nia class you will move every part of your body to achieve FAMSS- Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength and Stamina. It’s a holistic workout for your body, mind and spirit.
You are invited to a FREE INTRODUCTION TO NIA on Tuesday October 3, 2023 from 9:30-10:00 AM. Please join us whether you are a current, past or new student!
Then we dance together on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00 AM in the Men’s Card Room of our Clubhouse. Your first class is free, then only $5.
Email Helen Sohne for more information: email@example.com
Please note that there are NO classes until Tuesday October 3rd.
It’s been quiet during our usual play times through the summer months.
But if you have been thinking about playing after a LONNGGG break, consider joining us on Monday October 2nd at 11:30 AM in the Clubhouse Auditorium for free “beginner” or “brush-up” lessons. We play on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-2 PM then on Fridays from 10 AM - 12 PM.
Come early to play, wear comfy shoes that are not too “grippy.” Bring a drink. We do have some loaner paddles and balls. See you soon!
Contact Helen Sohne for more information: RBTableTennis@gmail.com
EZ FITNESS CLASSES – Muscles in Motion
Winter hours begin November 1st
M W F 9:00 - 10:00, Nov. 1st - May 31st
Fitness classes are meeting from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Club House Auditorium. Questions? Contact Madeleine Bochner
WATER AEROBICS – check for pool closings
Water aerobics classes are held at pool 1 Wednesdays at 11:30 - 12:30Water aerobics is now on Team Reach. Please download the app “Team Reach” and use the code rbwa001 then follow prompts to join. All communications for class will go through this app.
GENTLE YOGA with Deb Mayes
Mayesda1@gmail.com $20/month or $10/class
Saturdays 10am, bring a mat. Mondays 10am Chair Yoga, no mat needed.
FLOWERS/ARTS AND CRAFTS
Get your crafters hat on. Come join us for arts and crafts. The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Any questions contact Babs Heller.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 10:15, clubhouse craft room. All supplies provided.
Supply fee - $4. Any questions – Madeline Hincken firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clay Studio meets every Friday 10 - 12 in the crafts room. Further info call Joyce Poses
Canasta Play every Monday, 1:30pm, in the MCR. Learn the game or refresh your game.
Join us for lively discussions of international, national, and local news events - Thursdays at 10:30- 12:00 in the Clubhouse auditorium. All opinions are welcomed and respected. Nancy & Jack Effrain
Our first meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct 18 at 2:00 in the Clubhouse MCR.
The following are the selected books for the season:
Oct 18- I’m Glad My mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy
November 15- “Mad Honey” by Jodi Picoult & Jennfer Boylan
Dec 20- “Hang the Moon” by Jeanette Walls
Jan 17/24- Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Feb 21- “Horse’ by Geraldine Brooks
March 20- “The Librarian of Burned Books by Briana Labuskes
April 17- “Her Hidden Genius” by Marie Benedict
May 15- “The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
Enjoy the read and join us for a stimulating and lively discussion.
Please shower before going into the pool – and remember to shut the water off when finished! Please use a towel on all chairs and lounges.
Only pool noodles are allowed in the pools, no floats. Please check the posted rules. Remove the floats that are kept in the pool to deter critters when you swim and replace them when you leave.
Do not go into the pool/spa unaccompanied. Anyone with incontinence (child or adult) should not go into the pools. Please shower before going into the pool. Only licensed Service Animals are allowed in the pool area. No others are allowed, by law.
Pools #1-4 open from dawn until dusk (there is no set time as this changes seasonally). Pool #5 is open from dawn until 11pm, adults over 18 only.
If you are expecting another community for league play, please give the name of the community to the guard for access.
PICKLEBALL (wear court sneakers) No dogs are allowed on the courts.
We will now have open play from 8 to 9:30 am on Wednesdays and Fridays and 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Open play will now be courts 7&8.
Our regular play times are: Mon & Thurs 6pm, Sun, Wed, & Sat 9am
All are welcome. The bocce courts are on 29th Ave. Near pool 2
Wednesday afternoons at 4 PM at the 3-sided concrete enclosure at the back of the tennis center. Please join our RB stickball players for a fun time pitching and hitting with no running.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION (cont’d)
If you’ve made an appointment for pest control and are not home – you must make a new appointment, they will not return otherwise.
An updated “opt out” / “opt in” landscaping form (as approved by the board on 9/13) can be found in the clubhouse lobby or can be sent by replying to this email.
The office hours are posted on the door to the office: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30-4:30, they close for lunch 12 – 12:30.
On Wednesdays the office will close for the day at 12:30pm, reopening Thursday at 8:30am. They are inside, working. This is to enable them to catch up on work orders, phone calls, etc. Please don’t pound on the door!
The latest plan between the engineer and landscape architect is being prepared to go to the city. We’re as impatient as you are but this will take a number of weeks.
(Information is sent to you as we receive it from our contractor) Take caution in any section where work is being done – is it a construction site. All work is weather permitting.
See information at the top of this eblast.
Notice will be sent in advance of all work.
Please make sure all construction debris is removed. All boxes must be broken down before putting them into recycling bins. (3x3) Where there are dumpsters, do not block the dumpsters. The truck will not remove the bulk items OR the garbage in the dumpsters.
The theater bathroom refresh is underway, replacing toilets, sinks and partitions and will have new tile and paint. Painting the main room is completed. Window treatments, etc. are ordered.
If you have any lost items, the office is holding a number of items including glasses, a phone and jacket. Contact the office during regular business hours.
Please do not put your “doggie doo” bags in anyone else’s pail at the curb, in any storm drains (which empty into our lake) or the lake. Wait until you get home or use the “doggie stations” around the lake!
“Open Houses” are not allowed in Rainberry Bay. Please read the most current set of Rules. It is the owner’s responsibility to be sure your realtor is aware. The Rules also require that everyone wear a cover-up to and from the pools. Thank you.
Marksman Security report:
Crime is up in West Palm Beach. Lyft, Uber and Amazon Express trucks are coming in with others in the cars that get out to steal cars. This is not currently a problem in our area but please keep an eye out for idling vehicles that you are not expecting. See something, see something!
Southern Handcraft Society, Boca chapter, Holiday Harvest 2023.
Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432
Unbelievable art and craft items. Prepare to be amazed.
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 9 am to 1:30 pm
Free admission and free parking.
Madeline Hincken, email@example.com
Under the current Florida Laws, ALL Vote-By-Mail requests submitted prior to the November 8, 2022 General Election expired on December 31, 2022.
Voters who wish to receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2024 elections are required to complete a new Vote-by-Mail ballot request.
Updated Vote-by-Mail requests will be valid until December 31, 2024. After the next General Election, voters will need to make the request again, and it will need to be renewed after every General Election cycle for future elections.
Vote-by-Mail requests can be made:
Online at VotePalmBeach.gov
By calling (561) 656-6208
By fax at (561) 656-6230
In person by visiting any of our four (4) offices
There is a year-long sales tax holiday on energy-efficient appliances.