This week in Rainberry Bay: 3/17/23
Updated event info: Myrainberrybay.com (click on Calendar) or Beacon
(Information is sent to you as we receive it from our contractor)
From our road company:
They will be off-premise for a few weeks and then return to work on the Tennis Villas, Tennis Parking Lot and NW 8th St cul de sac. (You will get advance notice).
From there the balance of the community including parking lots and lake path.
Residents may NOT turn on the irrigation system to water their lawns. The community is on a set schedule.
All weather permitting, subject to change: (this also depends on blocks being milled and paved.)
Trimming: 10th pl and headed to 29th ave.
Spraying: headed into the tennis villas.
When mowing is taking place - please have any gates unlocked and opened to allow us access to back yards. Also please pick up anything laying on grass as we will not be responsible for any damage caused to anything on grass while we are there mowing.
Committee Chairs: you remain in place until the new board is in place and new chairpersons are chosen. It is not necessary to resign.
Please submit your name if you wish to chair a committee – email it to: email@example.com. The committees are listed in the Beacon.
***Reminder maintenance is due 4/1 – clickpay takes 3-5 days to process.
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 when necessary.
Please register your concerns and complaints in a civil manner.
Did you know that the community storm drains all drain into the lake? Please do NOT drop anything into the storm drains. That same water sprinkles your lawns and cars.
Please put your foliage at the curb for Mon-Wed-Fri pickup. If it is just leaves, please use a clear plastic bag so they don’t blow down the block.
Board Meetings: We expect meetings going forward to all be hybrid meetings (clubhouse plus zoom, links will be sent).
Mar 21 – Homes: 7p Residents concerns, followed by Meeting.
Apr 4 - 7pm Homes Bd
Apr 12 - 6:30 Residents’ Concerns (replaces Good and Welfare)
7p – Master Bd 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 make sure your permanent guest list is updated, this is done through the office. Do not stop and enter the guardhouse, address your questions to the office – email Rainberrybay@fsresidential.com. Remind your guests that they cannot use the resident’s lane.
It is your responsibility to call in your guests! They should take the pass given and place it on their windshield.
21st. CENTURY CLUB
Saturday March 25th Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band -THE BOSS PROJECT
IS BACK TO CLOSE OUT OUR SEASON!
JOIN US AS THE DOORS OPEN AT 7PM FOR A HAPPY HOUR WITH "THE MARGARITA MAN" AND FREE FROZEN MARGARITAS!!
This eight piece band of professional musicians plays some of Bruce's greatest hits, including: "Born To Run", "Glory Days", "Hungry Heart", "Dancing In The Dark", Born In The USA", "Thunder Road", "Jungleland" and SO MANY MORE! This premier Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band tribute is an unstoppable powerhouse.
click here for a preview
Tickets sold in the theater Mon. and Thurs. from 4PM to 5PM All Tickets are $20
We provide bottled water and ice with buckets. BYO snacks and drinks. All shows cabaret style in the Rainberry Bay Theater @ 8PM. If you need help getting tickets call Susan Dresner at 917 882 0973
With our two successful shows behind us, now is the time to look to expand the membership of the club. We are seeking a general membership of residents who not only feel that they are potential performers, but who just feel that they have an interest in the activities of Rainberry talent moving forward.
Without members to help guide us, the shows formats become the vision of only one or two people. Other input is welcomed. In part, the mission statement of On Stage indicates that it exists to provide On Stage performances of drama and musical shows in the theatre and other places and to assist residents to use their special craft to do so.
Membership is only $10 and we are looking to expand going forward. We need to elect a board of directors very soon.
Direct and questions to Onstage.firstname.lastname@example.org
BINGO! Saturday March 18 at 7:00 pm in the theater. We will be selling $10.00 tickets for three boards on 2/27, 3/2, 3/6, 3/9, 3/13 and 3/16 from 4:00-5:00 pm in our theater. We will sell tickets at the door, but buying them in advance will assure you can sit with your group. Getting a group of tickets works best, as many of you did last time and we appreciated that. Come, bring your friends & family, and join the fun!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please call club President Carol Shore (561) 862-7228, or club Vice President Claire Saltz at (561) 450-7241.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 14, 2-3PM in the clubhouse to learn more about the pests we spend a portion of our HOA fees spraying with harsh chemicals. Dr. Bahder specializes in insect vector ecology, specifically in pathogens that cause economic loss in agricultural and ornamental cropping systems. His current research interests include the epidemiology of phytoplasmas infecting palms as well as other common tropical ornamental plants and their associated diseases and insect pests and developing management strategies to reduce economic losses.
>Block Party around Lake Delrain: Saturday, April 1, 9-12
SIGN UP FOR THE RAINBERRY DOG PARADE – does anyone have a pop-up tent for the by-standers? Email Deb Peters email@example.com
Dog lovers unite for the RAINBERRY DOG PARADE being held on Saturday, April 1 from 11 am until noon. Dog owners and pets will assemble at the Rainberry Theatre with your registration/waiver form which is available on the Rainberry website: myrainberrybay.com or on the Clubhouse lobby wall. Owners must submit this form at registration before your dog can parade.
Prizes will be awarded for best dressed pooch, the cutest puppy and the dog that looks most like its owner. Decorated chariots carrying your canine king or queen are also prizeworthy.
Plan to spend the morning at the Celebrate Lake Delrain event and walk over to see the Dog Parade event which begins at 11:15 am at the west end of the lake and ends at the Theatre. It’s going to be special!
The event is free but owners who enter are asked to donate a can of dog food for the local canine shelter.
Bring Fido on a 6-foot non-retractable leash and be prepared to promenade a quarter of the path.
The 2023 Directory is now closed to submissions and in final review. Any changes that were received after March 8 will be in the 2025 Directory.
Thank you to everyone who timely provided forms. Going forward it’s important to complete a Directory form if your information is incorrect or incomplete or you have life, phone or email changes. The forms are in the display case in the club house lobby, on the website or available in the FSR office. Please return your completed Directory form to the FSR office.
I'll send out Directory distribution times and locations when I have them - most likely early April - so you can pick up the new directory and if you are not real mobile, I'll be happy to drop off your directory. Char Lane
NON-FICTION BOOK GROUP
On April 4th, in cooperation with the Green Committee, the Non-Fiction Book Group will meet to discuss "Nature's Best Hope", by Douglas W. Tallamy.
If you're concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature's Best Hope" is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife and the Planet, for future generations.
If you'd like to attend, please contact:
Karen Aprill. of the Green Committee, at klaprill@Gmail.com, or Allan Trust, of the Non-Fiction Book Group at Ctrust371@comcast.net
PLEASE ADVISE THE GUARDHOUSE WHICH LEAGUES ARE COMING IN TO PLAY IN THE COMMUNITY
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.
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. We are adding additional “snakes or alligators” to the pools/spas to keep the ducks out.
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.
If you are expecting another community for league play, please give the name of the community to the guard for access.
Open to all Tennis Club members & residents.
Mixed Doubles: Fri. Mar. 24 (8:30-1:00)
Men’s & Women’s Doubles: Sat. Mar. 25 (8:30-1:00)
Play completed Sun. Mar. 26 (9:00 am start)
Format depends on registration.
16 entries max per event. Form your own teams!! Registration begins Mon. Mar. 20 at 9 am at the Tennis Center or via email. Emails received before 9 am on Mar. 20 will not be accepted. Email details to follow.
Entry deadline: Wed. March 22 @ noon
Entry fee: $15 (one event) or $20 (two events).
Please deposit checks (payable to RBTC) in the drop box in the Tennis Center by March 22 @ noon.
Fee includes balls, light breakfasts, on court water & BBQ lunch (March 26)
A memorial tribute for George Moscowitz will be held on Friday, March 24 @ 8:30 a.m. prior to play at the Tennis Center.
PICKLEBALL (wear court sneakers)
Round Robin will be every Sunday until further notice. Warm-up 5:15, 5:30 start time.
Pickleball Open Play every Wednesday and Friday until further notice - 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Courts 3&4.
PING PONG (Table Tennis Club)
Play: Monday & Wednesday from 12-2 and Friday from 10a-12p. Helen Sohne 561-376-9789
Beginner’s Bocce Night every Tuesday, 6pm. Meet at the bocce courts by pool 2 on 29th Ave. Our regular play times are: Mon & Thurs 6pm, Sun, Wed, & Sat 9am
Wednesday afternoons at 4 PM at the 3-sided concrete enclosure at the back of the tennis center. Please join our RBB stickball players for a fun time pitching and hitting with no running.
4 pm yoga class by the tennis parking lot under the tree. Bring a mat, blocks, and spend time taking care of your mind and body. $5 optional fee. Namaste! Beth Ann Siegel Morrow (201) 315-7191
NIA CLASSES (low impact dance aerobics and SO much more)
In a Nia class you will move every part of your body to achieve FAMSS- Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength and Stamina. We dance together on Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 AM in the Men’s Card Room of our Clubhouse. First class is free, then only $5. If you are interested in a free introduction, or have any other questions please call or email Helen Sohne: 561-376-9789/ firstname.lastname@example.org
EZ FITNESS CLASSES – Muscles in Motion
Classes are M W F 9 – 10a. Questions? Call Madeline Bochner 561-279-2062
WATER AEROBICS – check for pool closings
Water aerobics classes are held at pool 1, (except when closed) Wednesdays at 11:30 - 12:30pm. Any questions – Nan 610-613-9181
GENTLE YOGA with Deb Mayes
Deb Mayes email@example.com $20 / month or $10/class
Saturdays 10a, bring a mat. Mondays 10a Chair Yoga, no mat needed.
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, 561 276 7594.
Clubhouse Display Cabinet: the Clay Studio is presenting their latest work.
PAINTING: OPEN STUDIO
No instruction offered but our group encourages friendly conversation and the sharing of painting techniques while working on our own paintings. Bring your paints and canvas and join us! Mondays 11-1
Canasta Play every Monday, 2-4pm in the MCR. Learn the game Canasta or refresh your game.
Nancy & Jack Effrain 561 877 9166
If a news event interests you, whether it be international, national, state or local in focus, we want to discuss it. All opinions are welcome and respected. We meet at 10:30 am, every Thursday in the Clubhouse.
Table Tennis is great for keeping your reflexes sharp.
Join us to play at 12:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 AM on Fridays. We are offering beginners lessons and play at 11:30 AM on Mondays. Please contact Helen Sohne by phone or text if you are interested: 561-376-9789.
Scammers are constantly adapting their strategies to get access to your personal or financial information. As scam tactics become more detailed and frequent, it’s important to know how to spot these attacks. Here are some questions to help determine if an interaction is legitimate.
Is the Email from a Public Domain?
Large companies, organizations or institutions don't send emails from a public domain (ex., @gmail.com), they have their own domain names that match or closely match the name of their company. While the email might appear legitimate, if it was sent from a public domain, it’s likely a scam.
Is the Company Domain Name Spelled Correctly?
Unfortunately, some scammers know that people do not trust emails that come from public domains. To get around this, they send emails from a domain that is like one you trust but misspelled. If you have reason to believe an email you receive is a phishing email, check the domain name for a misspelling.
Is the Content Poorly Written?
Whether it’s in an email, an online offer or a text message, illegitimate content from scammers trying to get your information may be poorly written. Correspondence coming from a legitimate company will have few to no spelling or grammatical errors.
Does the Message have a Dramatic Sense of Urgency?
Many suspicious online offers and messages promote a sense of urgency in their content. Getting you to act quickly means you won’t have time to think about the legitimacy of an offer or the repercussions of clicking on a link or emailing someone back.
Is the Offer Too Good to be True?
Before clicking on any links or acting on what someone says, think about whether their offer is too good to be true. If you find that an online offer is too good to be true, it often isn’t true at all.
As scammers continue to learn and evolve their tactics, so can you. Asking these questions can help you avoid becoming a victim.
Beginning March 10, customers in the 561-area code overlay region may be assigned a number in the new 728 area code when they request new service or an additional line. Customers receiving the 728-area code will be required to dial the area code and phone number for all local calls, just as customers with telephone numbers from the 561-area code do today.