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    • “BOOK OF THE MONTH” COLUMBIA MARYLAND Edited by Robert Tannenbaum
    • Fall Fashion is Right Around the Corner
    • “Atomic Blonde” Movie Review
    • Daffodils, Easy Care
    • Tourists Love Capri’s Famous Landmark
    • Salmon Tartare – Elegant and Easy
    • Homemade Food for Your Pets
    • Palm Beach’s Most Expensive Mansion
    • FREE Seminars and Events: Health, Wealth, Entertainment, Support
    • The 18th “SILVER DOLLAR” Boomer Expo was a Huge Success!

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August 2017 Book of the Month – “COLUMBIA MARYLAND”

A Fifty-Year Retrospective on the Making of a Model City” Edited by Robert Tannenbaum

This book was 3 years in the making, consisting of an accumulation of 77 small to large articles from the people who had an important part in creating this new town of 100,000 people. It is a masterful puzzle put into book form of an “impossible dream” in the 1960s.

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Pioneered by James Rouse, a businessman and entrepreneur with a heart,”who envisioned “An American city of the future.” Located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Rouse and his team purchased over 133 acres in secret, bringing together the most talented and professional group of people to make the dream a reality. Today, it has been declared by Money magazine as one of the “most livable cities in America.” In brief, this is how Money magazine described Columbia:

Columbia is a planned community that prizes economic and social diversity. Currently, its population is 102,221; their median home price is $310,000; and its unemployment rate is 3.5%.

You know the phrase “50 is the new 30?” Apparently, that applies to cities and towns, too. One of the most successful planned communities in the country, Columbia is a magnet in the Baltimore–Washington corridor, attracting families in search of good schools and businesses hungry for educated employees.

A planned community—where covenants limit everything from new construction to the color you can paint your home—isn’t for everyone (though there are three of them in Money magazine’s top 10).

But Columbia is clearly thriving. It ranks in the top 5% of the 823 places on this year’s list for job growth and economic opportunity. Their schools are among the state’s best.

At almost 50, Columbia is welcoming its third generation, and the sense of community is flourishing in the most human of ways. The population is 55% white, 25% African-American, 12% Asian, and 8% Latino. Bob Tannenbaum is an architect, urban planner, and the editor of the Columbia book. He is filled with an assortment of memories, since he was one of the first professionals hired to make Columbia a dream-come-true.

As an architect/land planner, he walked the land, hills and valleys, to make sure in their planning that the environment was as important as the bricks and mortar. And it shows today in its winding forest of trees in every neighborhood and on its main streets. He was one of the first residents and he still lives there! The reason this book is so important to me, is that my husband, Bill Finley, was the first professional hired by James Rouse, to build a team that could make this enormous task, a reality. Bill had always said that his work in Columbia was the highlight of his professional career. I just visited the 50th anniversary of this new town and I know Bill would’ve been very proud of the “impossible dream” come true.

If you are an architect, land planner, professor of an urban planning school or interested in new city planning, I suggest you purchase this 395-page book which is filled with sketches, photos and lots of illustrations. It is one-of-a-kind.

(For more information email Joe Wagner at jwagner@hbp.com, or to purchase the book, mail a $45 check payable to: “The Columbia Book Fund,” c/o Mr. Lloyd Knowles, 5561 Suffield Court, Columbia, MD 21044.)

Salmon Tartare

Editors Note: We are all aware of the healthy benefits of eating salmon. My mother used to buy canned salmon and make salmon cakes each week. I still make them, but now the delicacy takes the prize.

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Ingredients 4 SERVINGS

  • 1 8-oz. boneless salmon fillet, skinless
  • 1/4 cup finely diced, seeded cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh chives
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced, seeded jalapeño
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced shallot
  • 3/4 tsp. minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. (scant) lime zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Thick-cut potato or tortilla chips
  • Preparation

    Place salmon on a plate; freeze until well chilled, about 20 minutes. Thinly slice salmon lengthwise into 1/8”-wide sheets. Cut each sheet into 1/8”-long strips. Cut strips crosswise into 1/8” cubes. Place salmon in a medium bowl. Add cucumber and the next 9 ingredients and toss to combine. Season tartare to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer tartare to a bowl and serve with chips.

    Recipe by The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

    Palm Beaches Most Expensive Mansion!

    Palm Beach has attracted the super wealthy since Henry Flagler built his luxury hotel at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in 1894 (today the landmark hotel The Breakers) and his Florida East Coast Railroad delivered passengers directly to the hotels.

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    By then, coconut trees were flourishing which had been planted years earlier from the bounty of a shipwreck, and the tropical Florida beaches with swaying palms was a retreat for the rich and famous. Over time, and with the help of famed architects Addison Cairns Mizner and Marion Sims Wyeth, mansions were built in a Mediterranean style designed to capture the tradewinds and enjoyment of year-round outdoor activities. Many of these original homes have been preserved and are enjoyed today. Though built by the best craftsmen imported from around the world, they naturally require the expense of continuous ongoing maintenance. But now there is a new kid in town, as elegant Mediterranean oceanfront mansions go, that has the same stature and grace of the originals and being brand new, comes with years of deferred maintenance.

    Though still without a name of its own, this 35,993-squarefoot manse was built in 2015 in northern Palm Beach with approximately 242 feet of direct ocean frontage. Its statement of wealth begins at its impressive entrance and continues through to its ocean views. The interior includes the grand salon, eight bedrooms, seven full baths and ten partial baths positioned for the convenience of owner and guests. Also included are a bowling alley, pub room, game room, home theater, library and dual balconies for ocean viewing. Grounds include an eight-car garage and oceanfront terrace with pool and spa.

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