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A New Era for Commercial Flight: The Electric Age

In December 1903, the Wright Brothers and their powered aircraft launched the aviation age, a revolutionary epoch of transportation. Now, 117 years later, a new era has dawned thanks to the convergence of high-end technology and a growing industry-wide commitment to a greener future. Heralding the electric age in flight, the world's largest all-electric commercial [...]

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Save Money (and the Planet) by Repurposing Halloween Decor

As Halloween approaches, thoughts turn to costumes, cavities and, of course, decorations elaborate enough to compete with the neighbors. But even if you're inclined to a simple pumpkin-on-the-doorstep style, Halloween trimmings can put a dent in your budget and create a lot of unnecessary waste. Follow these creative tips to repurpose your old decorations or [...]

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Pumpkin Loaf

On a crisp autumn day, treat yourself to this yummy (and simple to make) pumpkin loaf. Yields 1 loaf • 1 cup canned pumpkin • 1/2 cup water • 1/2 cup vegetable oil • 2 eggs • 1 2/3 cup flour • 1 1/2 cup sugar • 1 tsp baking soda • 1/4 [...]

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Dr. Kathy Sullivan’s Adventures: From Outer Space to Ocean Depths

On October 11, 1984, 33-year-old Kathy Sullivan made one giant leap for womankind when she became the first American female to walk in space. But the astronaut's pioneering aspirations didn't start and end in the celestial expanse. Thirty-five years later, the intrepid explorer made history once more by traveling in the opposite direction. On June [...]

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3 Ways That Technology Can Improve Community Experience

Modern technology has shifted the way we function in all aspects, creating higher expectations for better, effective communication and cost saving efficiency. Pre COVID, many community associations were slow to embrace and leverage technology, likely because technology is often perceived to come with an initial learning curve and financial cost. Present day, we have come [...]

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To Open or not to Open the Pool?

With warm weather and residents staying home, many residents are anxiously awaiting the pool to reopen, but is opening the pool a good idea? The board has the highest fiduciary duty to conduct the business of the association. Owners’ rights to use common areas is a constitutionally protected right but those rights may give way [...]

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Summer is Ahead: Is Your Community Pool Ready?

 On July 3, 2010, a disastrous diving accident occurred at a swimming pool  located within a Palm Beach county condominium complex. The accident involved a tenant who had recently moved into the condominium complex, unaware that a leisurely trip to the complex pool would result in a life changing injury. The pool was built in [...]

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“Payment in Full” – Be Careful- It May Be!

Negotiating a check which indicates “payment in full,” may estop the Association from collecting any more funds from that owner, regardless if they legally owe more. Recently, a Florida Appellate Court ruled that an Association’s cashing of a check which included a restrictive endorsement (e.g., paid in full) is considered the full accord and satisfaction [...]

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Marijuana: Coming Soon to an Association near you…. 

On June 16, 2014, Governor Rick Scott signed two bills into law, collectively referred to as Charlotte’s Web, which legalize the use of marijuana to treat conditions such as epilepsy, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and cancer.  As medical marijuana laws continue to spread across the nation, so too will the number of dispensaries and individuals permitted [...]

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Bullies on the Board? Don’t get stiff Armed!

It’s great when board members are serious about their job, but, often times, disastrous when one board member decides to take his or her job too seriously. That’s when it is up to the rest of the board to intervene. Anyone who has ever served on a board knows how difficult and time-consuming it is [...]

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