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Tunnell Vision- March 2020

March 2020
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1966 at Indian Landing
(Pot-Nets Seaside)
"Since I was running Pot-Nets, James, my brother, who was practicing law in Wilmington, said that he would run Indian Landing, which we began to develop in 1966 into a mobile home community.  We hired Cattrell dredging of Norfolk, VA to dredge the lagoons and Marinas 1-7. They brought the dredge up on the ocean and came through the inlet. Mr. Cattrell came ashore near where the shuffleboard courts are today. He looked at James and me and asked if we got the permit. We responded that we thought he was to get the permit. He asked us to take him to a telephone. We went up to Sis's Gas Station (General Store) at the intersection of Route 5 and 24 where Pep-Up is today. I asked Sis if I could borrow her phone to make a long-distance call to Philadelphia. Mr. Cattrell called the Corp of Engineers. He gave them the location, the date the work was to begin and an approximate date as to when the work was to finish, and the approximate volume to be dredged. In a matter of a few minutes he got off the phone and stated to James and me "we have the permit." The dredge was 3-stories tall and had about a 12" discharge line. The crew lived on the dredge and worked 24 hours a day. It has sleeping quarters, a kitchen, etc. After 6 weeks the work had been completed."
- Robert W. Tunnell, Sr.
(1914-2000)
 
Bayside Pool #2 is getting new pool furniture this year!

And...guess which swimming pool is getting resurfaced before Memorial Day?  (see hint below)

Look out for the road detours in Bayside, near Half Shell & Canvasback Roads. We are renovating the storm drains and roads in that area. Please drive with caution through this area, and watch for the signs and traffic controls.
You may have noticed crews working near the entrance to Pot-Nets Creekside. We are in the process of building perimeter berms around Creekside, with landscaping, trees and other features.  This should look great after we get a full growing season behind us!
 
Make a date with your tennis shoes! 
Multiple Sclerosis Walk- Lakeside
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Register Now
 
Check out the latest winter specials below:

Mondays- Mingo & Burger Night- March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesdays- Taco Tuesday & Trivia- March 3, 9, 16, 23, 31
Thursdays- Pasta Night- March 5, 12, 19, 26

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 14- St. Pub Day
There will be an Irish themed Menu and drink specials (Menus coming soon). The entertainment is out of this world with J.D. Rodgers from Ice Productions DJ Services kicking things off at 6pm and then the Federal Street Band takes over at 8pm with J.D. playing in between sets. Ladies and gents, wear your green and get ready for a party you won't wanna miss! It's St. Pub day at Paradise Pub from open (11:30am) to close!

Sunday, March 15- Brunch & Board Games
Brunch & Board Games Sunday March 15th 11:30-4pm
-Classic Games
-Special Brunch Menu
-Board Games (Hungry Hungry Hippos,Jenga,Connect 4,Shut the box,Checkers and more)
-Build your own Bloody Mary Station

Sunday, March 22- Best Wings In Long Neck 2
Do you have the best wings in the Long Neck / Millsboro area ?!? If so, PROVE IT. The 2nd annual Best Wings in Long Neck is Sunday March 22nd from 12-3 pm. A $10 donation gets you a wristband and the opportunity to try all the wings you want from the 10 competitors! There is no cover, so if you don't like wings, please just come by and enjoy drink specials and this fun event. Your $10 donation also gets you a ballot sheet where you will vote for your favorite. We will have trophies for 1st 2nd and 3rd place.
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There will be a 50/50 and more. Proceeds will be going to the Beebe Tunnell Cancer Center.
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This is a first come first serve basis, for restaurants that want to compete.

 
Upcoming Events

March 7th: Educational Wine Lunch
Join us at The Clubhouse at Baywood for our wine luncheon series! Our Educational Wine Luncheon will be hosted by Sommelier Chris Carmean. Attendees will have the chance to taste and learn about four different wines that are perfectly paired with three courses by Chef Ryan Cunningham!
 
March 8th: Floral Workshop
Join us on Sunday,March 8th at 1pm for our floral workshop. Our floral designer will lead you through how to make a simple & elegant floral arrangement using tulips. All supplies & take-away centerpiece included in price!  All participants may order food & drink from the happy hour menu!
 
March 13: Live Music @ 5pm
Performed by Stevie D and Sandy
 

March 20: Live Music @ 5pm
Performed by Mike Garvilla
 
Looking for a new (or new to you) home? Check out some of our personal favorites!
9 Yucca Drive, Seaside
$174,900
2-Car Detached Garage!

3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,704 sq. ft. 

Click the image to learn more!

E-6A Sloop Cut- Bayside
$265,900
Marina Views!

4 Beds/ 3 Bath - 1,980 sq. ft. 

Click the image to learn more!

 
Homes are selling quick at Pot-Nets! Here are just a few of the homes that have closed recently:
 
2667 Highbush Cove- Lakeside
3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,792 sq. ft. 

Click the image to learn more!

E-404 Shroud St- Bayside
3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,344 sq. ft. 

Click the image to learn more!

 
Mulch
(Part 4)
By Cameron Marcelle
Mulching is not necessarily a bad thing. But it is not sustainable.  Most of the mulch being used does not break down quickly enough. In my opinion, it is a cultural phenomenon that needs to change.  I believe it will change, but I’m not sure how quickly.  I've learned that mulching only became popular in the last four or five decades, and wasn’t common back in the 60’s.  The Clean Air Act of 1970 changed what used to be done with the “waste” of the lumber industries and instead of burning it, they started to sell it as mulch. 
 
As an arborist, I recognize that trees love to be mulched (but not buried by it!).  Turf grass grown under the drip line of a tree, and right up to its trunk, is not natural.  Trees prefer mulch instead of turf as it is closer to the natural conditions of a forest floor.  Other woody plants may feel the same, but a lot of herbaceous plants like growing closely together.  As a landscape designer, I also recognize that sprucing up the landscape in Spring after a long cold winter just makes everything look better and feel like new, but I realize that I’ve been molded (pun intended) to feel that way.
 
I want to talk about the plants we can use to make a "living mulch."  In a previous article we discussed that there may be other ways to change your mind about what looks "nice," and  to give you another reason why NOT mulching looks better.  One of the biggest reasons is wildlife: centipedes, spiders, beetles, worms, moth pupae, frogs, salamanders, snakes, turtles and other larger wildlife. These animals depend upon dead leaves, dried stems and other debris to sustain them through winter.  Beds that are cut back in October and cleaned up, in addition to the manicured lawn, do not provide the cover that many animals and insects need to survive through the winter. 
 
Plants can provide a living mulch by creating plant communities.  Instead of applying layers of mulch around sparsely arranged plants, try planting shorter, spreading perennial ground-covers that will cover the ground beneath your larger plants.  Some call this approach a “green mulch” because these plants perform the same functions as a hardwood mulch – suppressing weeds, keeping soil moisture and temperatures more consistent and covering bare areas of ground. 

Carex, a sedge that has numerous species and cultivars is one of these great plants.  You can find a carex for almost any site with choices of color and size.  Wild Ginger, Asarum canadense is a moisture loving and shady area grower that will cover a lot of ground quickly if happy.  Chrysogonum virginianum, or Green-and-Gold is a mat-forming perennial that can be evergreen in some areas and the wildlife really appreciate.  Waldsteinia fragarioides, or Barren Strawberry is a fast-growing ground-cover that looks like wild strawberry and it is an evergreen.  Packera aurea, Golden Groundsel will be covered in golden flowers in mid-April and then provide a sea of green for the remainder of the year.  Even plants we know like Moss Phlox, or Phlox subulata, can stand in the stead of 3” of wood mulch.  Other more familiar plants like salvias, ornamental grasses, amsonias, echinaceas, and others will grow together as a living mulch as well.  The trick is to experiment and see what grows best for you and your specific site, and to look at plants and our landscapes differently.
 
You may be thinking that you are limited to full-sun plants if your front yard is totally exposed.  But a living mulch is just that, it grows around, under and through other plants.  The shade will be provided from the other plants above.  You may find that some plants will smother plants below them, but you will also be surprised when you see plants that emerge or green up in the spring, and then be covered up by other plants in the summer, only to reappear in the fall or winter.  Enjoy learning which plants can grow together.

Spring is almost here! Happy gardening!

 
Summer is approaching fast! Do you have family coming in town? Have a friend come down for a fun night at the pub? Consider a Pot-Nets vacation rental!
471 Beach Walk
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Occupancy: 10
2- day minimum.
Book 471 Beach Walk
 
489 Salty Air
4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
Occupancy: 10
2- day minimum.
Book 489 Salty Air
 
522 Ever Dream
4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath
Occupancy: 10
2- day minimum.
Book 522 Ever Dream
 

Spring into boating with the Freedom Boat Club! 

Boating season is just around the corner and we are excited to add 29 new boats to our Delaware and NJ fleet.  Our Pot Nets location will be exciting this season as we are growing from 6 to 11 boats.  Picture yourself on a Key West Center Console as you make your way out into the Atlantic Ocean or just reserve a Sea Ray, Bayliner or Cypress Cay Pontoon and enjoy cruising the bay or pulling up on a sandbar or private beach with your family and friends. 

It’s a great time to be a part of the Freedom Boat Club!  We offer hassle free boating where we do everything for you so that you and your family can go out and enjoy your time on the water making memories. 

If you would like to learn more about getting out on the water this season, call Rob at (302) 644-5998 or email [email protected].

 
"KUDOS - to landscaping crew. Crab Alley West new home that was put in, right corner (Wedgewood) - crews worked hard in the yard. The yard looks great and their efforts show.  Even cleaned up along fencing!" 
- Charlene, Pot-Nets Creekside Resident

"Great place for family & kids to spend summer vacation. I truly believe spending summers and some holidays in Pot-Nets had a positive influence on my sons."
- Troy

 
 
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