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Week of August 15, 2021

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About the Condo News

Established in 1971

The Condo News print newspaper, in its 50th. year, circulates within the condominium communities of Palm Beach County, Florida, from Delray Beach in the south to North Palm Beach in the north, and along the beach on Singer Island, Palm Beach, and South Palm Beach, west to Royal Palm Beach. The paper is delivered in bulk to the clubhouses, lobbies and mail rooms of  most of the major condominium and co-operative association communities as well as some home owner association communities in the distribution area every other Thursday. 

The Condo News is a socially oriented newspaper featuring news supplied by correspondents from the various communities; items of interest to associations and their boards by Ask the Lawyer - a question and answer column about Condominium Law issues; Rembaum's Association Roundup and the Community Association Counselor  - columns on Community Association Law;  Local News page featuring The Condo Connection - local writers with columns about their communities; The Condo Connection section (formerly Food Fun Entertainment); Essays written by Condo News readers; Fit After Fifty, a health and fitness column; Grandparents' Brag Book which features photos of grandchildren and great grandchildren of Condo News readers, Milestone Birthdays, Wedding Anniversary Announcements; Veterans organizations' news and directory; Hotlines on Happenings; Guest Opinions; Letters to the Editors; display and classified advertising (our bread and butter); and much more. 

We are a small, specialized newspaper which attempts to provide comprehensive information for people who live in association communities. 

Condo News Online is an extension of the Condo News, taking its content largely from the print version, with the addition of links to interesting and informative websites we feel are of interest to our readers. The columns by condo correspondents appear only in the print version.

We hope you enjoy this website. Let us hear from you. We welcome your comments.

— Betty Thomas

Publisher & Webmaster




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Week of August 15, 2021
In This Issue ...

Ask the Lawyer

• Question & Answer

• Simplified Procedures Allowed by 

     Robert's Rules for Board Meetings

     By Chelle Konyk, Esq.


Community Association Counselor

• A source for information on the most 

   important issues affecting condominium 

   and HOA associations - columns written by  

   Laura M. Manning-Hudson, Roberto Blanche  


News From the CAM Corner

• A Property Manager's Insights


Local News:  

• The Condo Connection  features 

   Condo News writers - links to their   pages

• Ill Circolo's Dr. Myriam Ruthenberg retires

• Former Condo News Office Manger celebrates 

  85th birthday.

• Controversy Surrounds Fountains Country 

   Club's pending sale of Golf Course land

• A Moment With ... Saul Tilson

• Last state operated DMV office 

                                 closing June 30, 2015

• Former Palm Beach Hawaiian to be Razed

• Claridges' New Flag Flew Over Fla. Capitol

• Moose Lodge Ch. 46 ladies volunteer for FSO

• Claridges Condominiums hoist new flag

• Pines of Delray West receive award

• New Dock at Oasis Palm Beach

• US Flag Honoring USMC 238th Anniversary

        Flies in Palm Beach

• US Rep. Frankel Speaks at Palm Beach Forum

• Reflections of Super Storm Sandy

• Water Ski Tournament at Okeeheelee Park 

• State, Town of PB Officials, Coastal 

       Engineers Speak with residents

• Tropical Storm Isaac flooding 

                        in Palm Beach County

• FPL demolition of Power Plant 

                               in Riviera Beach

• Echoes of the Blast - 1515 update

• Jeanine Heidtman reports on the 

   demolition of the 1515  Flagler Dr.

    Condominium Tower.

• Hotlines on Happenings

• Meet the Condo News 




Out & About ... 


         Golden Lakes Village

• Scenes from Condoland 

• Out & About in Palm Beach 

       2013-2014 Season

         - Photos by  Madelyn Greenberg


Condos of S. Ocean Blvd., PB

• By Madelyn Greenberg



Yesteryear Village

• South Florida Fair 2015

• South Florida Fair Awards 14 

                        College Scholarships

• Yesteryear Village new buildings

• South Florida Fair 2013

• About Yesteryear Village

• Scary, Spooky, Supernatural, 

                 1st Friday of the Month


The Clubhouse Gallery

• Clubhouse Activities Photos

     ~ Abbey Village at Villages of Oriole

     ~ Atriums

     ~ Barclay Condominium, S.P Beach

     ~ Barkley@ Cresthaven

     ~ Buttonwood East

     ~ Buttonwood West

     ~ Carlton Place

     ~ Century Village, WPB

     ~ Claridges

     ~ Covered Bridge

     ~ Cresthaven Crosley

     ~ Dorchester 

     ~ Dudley

     ~ Fernley III

     ~ Golden Lakes Village, Ph. A 

     ~ La Pinata

     ~ Palm Beacher

     ~ Pine Ridge South One

     ~ Pointe Overlook

     ~ Rapallo North

     ~ Regal Palms

     ~ 3360 Condominium

     ~ Village Royale on the Green


Special Features: 

• Condo Art Corner - 2015

• Condo Pet of the Week - "Eli"

• Lt. Col. J. A. Bell, by Betty Thomas

• 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee, Florida and the connection of Condo News publisher and former columnist through their ancestors to the Battle

• Meet Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, 

      founder of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach

• Condo Art Corner - 2014

     (Readers' works of art are featured here)

• Pet of the Week Photos - 

• Reflections of Mother, a series 

      by Betty Thomas, Condo News publisher

• Meet Francoise Guillemain d'Echon, 

                  by Bernard Weixelbaum


Brag Book

• Grandparents' / Parents' Brag Book

• Wedding Anniversary Announcements

• Milestone Birthdays


Food, Fun & 


• Il Circolo: End of (2016-2017) Gala

• Symphonic Band presents American Tapestry

• Il Circolo: Annual Symphony of the 

                                               America's Gala

• Il Circolo holds Italian Style Race Horse party

• Il Circolo Holds 2014-2015 Season Closer

• Il Circolo Appreciation Luncheon 2015

• Model Railroad Club Celebrates 40 Years

• 2015 South Florida Fair

• Il Circolo Hosts Summerfest 2014

• Thai Bay Restaurant New Location

• Il Circolo's Christmas Luncheon 2013

• Tippi's Pizzeria - Business profile


Decorating Concepts

 •  Articles on Decorating for 

        Condominiums  by 

        Jeanine Heidtman, A.S.I.D.        



• Gene Joyner, Horticultural Consultant,

   Landscaping and container gardening  

      tips for South Florida  

      condominiums and HOAs; 



• Essays by ...

  ~ "Franz Schnauzer"

  ~  Doug Moore

  ~  Royce Emley,  "Remembering Jerry"

  ~  Arnie Dickerman

  ~  Geoffrey Kashdan

  ~  Dot Loewenstein

  ~  Tony Senzamici

  ~  Tina Chippas

  ~  Rebecca Schlam Lutto

  ~  Stanley Shotz


Sports Page

• Gone Fishin' Shirley Men's Style

• Il Circolo's First Bocce Tournament

• Village Royale on the Greene Bocce Teams

• Gone Fishin' by Manny Luftglass,

• Sunfish Sailing Club, Century Village

• CenWest Fishing Club news & photos 



Fit After 50 ~ 

• YOU HAVE SIX MINUTES ... Cardiac Arrest

• Pelosi's Notorious Quote

• Socialized Medicine at its Best, a personal

    experience with Greek hospital

• Doctors Know Exercise  

                            Key to Good Health

• Buttonwood West Yoga Class photo

• Exercises for Muscle Toning and      


• Health and Fitness Articles by 

     Betty Thomas


Veterans News    

• Forgotten Soldiers Outreach 14th Annual "

           A Day to Remember" Memorial Day,

                                                    May 27, 2019

•  VBOB Holds Christmas Luncheon Dec 2017

• Florida Chpt. 8th Air Force Historical Society

                                       Holds Fall Luncheon

• GREETINGS FROM ... Veterans of the Battle 

     of the Bulge St. Louis Gateway Chapter

• Memorial Day 2016

• VBOB Spring Luncheon, April 17, 2016

• Combat Infantrymen's Association 

                                   Holds Spring Luncheon

• Students: "Remembering Our Veterans"

• Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, 

                                    Dec. 13, 2015 Luncheon

• Veterans Day Parades, WPB & Lk Worth

• Purple Heart Monument placed

• VA Recognizes Volunteers

• Forgotten Soldiers Outreach new direction and 

          Bealls donation to FSO

• Honor Flight, May 30, 2015

• Memorial Day May 25, 2015

• VBOB Holds Spring Luncheon April 19th

           More photos

• Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Volunteer photos

• G-School Presented with 

                      WWII Submarine Plaque 

• VBOB Memorial

• Home for Veterans Groundbreaking

• VBOB Gala Dec 2014

•  Veterans Day Parade Nov. 8 & 9, 2014, photos 

• Combat Veterans meet; Honor Flight returns

• Boynton Beach Veterans Council Dedicate

      Two Markers Honoring 911 Victims

• Memorial Day 2014 photos

• VBOB Spring Luncheon, April 2014

                           ~  Special: "The Kiss"

• Combat Infantrymens Association 

                                 Spring Luncheon

                      • VBOB Christmas Luncheon 2013

• Veterans' Day Parades, Nov. 9 & 10, 2013,

                   in  Lake Worth & West Palm Beach

• Stand Down House holds 

     13th annual picnic - more photos

• Memorial Day 2013 photos

• VBOB spring meeting April 21, 2013;

• CIA forms new chapter

• VBOB Christmas Luncheon, Dec. 16, 2012

• Wreaths Over the Water, Dec. 15, 2012

• Attention Korean War Veterans

• Veterans Day Weekend events Nov 2012

• Honor Flight Article

• Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge 

      ~Spring luncheon April 15, 2012

• Memorial Day  ~POW/MIA Ceremony~

   • A Visit to Omaha Beach, story & photos   

                      by Ralph Wugman

• Helping Homeless Veterans -

                      Stand-Down House

• Veterans' Organizations Directory 



Veterans of the Gulf Wars,  

Operation Enduring 

Freedom, Operation Iraqi 


• Forgotten Soldiers Outreach 

       new direction; Bealls donates check to FSO

• Stand Down House holds 

     13th annual picnic - more photos

• YouTube Music Video: Miami Dolphins 

             cheerleaders vs U.S. Troops 

             in Afghanistan

• Profile: Marc Senzamici

• Iraqi Veteran guest at VBOB Luncheon

• "Special" flag presented to 

                Forgotten Soldiers' Outreach

• Sen. Nelson pins Bronze Star on local 

                     Florida National Guardsman.

• Nephew of FSO Founder KIA, 7-30-10

• 1218th Transportation Co, Fla. National

   Guard returns from Iraq, 7-1-10

• Tribute to a Fallen Soldier


Condo Connection: 


• "As I See It" by Jimmy Shirley

• Letters to the Editor

• Guest Opinion Articles

• Editorials


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