Saturday, May 31, 2014

How does your Orchid grow?

If the flowers are gone from those orchid plants you got for Valentine, Easter etc. do not throw them away. If you leave them in the shade at the beginning of the Secret Garden (Dorchester), they will be tied to the trees or fence and will bloom again for everyone. Or you could tie them to your own trees. 
 Orchids are popping up on many trees in the village. For the one above the whole pot is stuck in an aged tree.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Village traffic 4-Way or Roundabout

Testing self-directed drivers hurrying thru 4-Way or Roundabout

Spoiler (its a long video) the roundabout was 20% more efficient and quicker at moving cars thru an intersection. Nobody crashed. However, do we need that much speed in CV!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cracks & Crackpots

Go outside the village.
Look down you will see reflection cracks everywhere.
Do research on reflection cracks, they are cosmetic in Florida.
Up North they would be enlarged by ice, freezing thawing, that does not happen here.
If you had been to the Paving town hall mtgs in CV you would understand.
As Grace repeats, 'that is what we voted for'. The paving company told us if we did not go down to bedrock the cracks that were on the old roadway would come back. We could not afford the cost to go to bedrock, not then, not now. What price prettiness!  Face lifts for all!
Of course, if you are only interested in creating phony issues and blaming and exaggerating you will not be interested.
photos are: Haverhill Road, Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Commons Ctr, Volvo dealership, etc
None of these locations have crazy lawsuits.
The Commons is example of sealing over cracks. Shiny black finish.
Even with cement:  http://cement.org/pavements/cracking.pdf  -cracks are mainly cosmetic in nature and do not reduce the pavements smoothness or serviceability." 
Even with a cement-stabilized base there can also be shrinkage cracks in the stabilized base layer, which can reflect through the asphalt surface. The cracks that develop are not the result of a structural deficiency, but rather a natural characteristic of the base. The surface cracks tend to follow the same pattern as the cracks in the base, and are referred to as “reflection” cracks. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Trader Joe's

WELLINGTON — Shoppers finally have a date. Trader Joe’s will open in Wellington on May 16 in Village Green Center, a new shopping center at the northwest corner of U.S. 441 and Stribling Way. S of Wellington Mall. 
Hey Dave, I hear their granola is great.

Friday, May 9, 2014

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LETTER CARRIERS FOOD DRIVE

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Central Florida Letter Carriers will again help Stamp Out Hunger across America with your help.

This food drive occurs during an important time of the year when most school programs are about to close for the summer, leaving millions of children to find alternative sources of nutrition.

What Can You Do To Help?
1. Brown plastic bags are next to your mailbox. Place bags filled with nonperishable food items next to your mailbox.
2. Your letter carrier will pick them up and deliver them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

There is simply no easier way to help the community than to contribute nonperishable food items through the Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

What Can I Donate?
Canned meats, fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice

Please do not include items that have expired or those in glass containers.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Jack the Bike Man - one day

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TOMORROW IS THE DAY!!
DID YOU KNOW WE NEED TO RAISE AT LEAST $300,000 ANNUALLY JUST TO STAY OPEN?
WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP.


WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE
"GREAT GIVE PALM BEACH  COUNTY" 
HISTORIC ONE DAY ONLY FUNDRAISER!!
Just $10 or more!
May 6TH, 2014 12am to 11:59:59pm
 
Mark your calendars!
Set a reminder on your phone!
Bookmark this link, share it with your friends and family and click it on May 6th to have your donation go to
 Jack the Bike Man


USPS Delivery Failure Notification

I got one.
Postal Service customers take note — usps.com recently posted a warning about email scammers using the Postal Service’s name to access valuable personal information.
Customers being targeted receive bogus emails with subject lines containing the text: “USPS Delivery Failure Notification.” The emails claim to be from the Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery. The emails instruct customers to click on a link to find out when they can expect delivery.
Clicking on the link activates a virus, which can steal personal information — such as user names, passwords or financial account information — stored on the computer.
Customers should simply delete the message and take no further action unless they choose to report the email as spam by contacting abuse@usps.gov.