Tunnell Vision- July 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019
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July 2019
Happy (Almost) Independence Day!

Greg Ewell of Pot-Nets Landscaping captured this peaceful view of the walkway through Seaside. 

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Independence Day: Where To Watch The Fireworks?

By now you've probably been thinking about where to take the familyto view the spectacular firework shows we have all grown to love. Take a look at the available shows below:

Rehoboth Beach: Wednesday, July 3, at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are launched from the beach south of Rehoboth Avenue and visible up and down the boardwalk and beach. Depending on the weather, the fireworks may be launched any time after 8 p.m. Rock with The Funsters. Performing 8-9:15 p.m. before the fireworks and then again until 11 p.m. following the fireworks. 

Bethany Beach: Thursday, July 4.  Fireworks at dusk and are best viewed from the beach or boardwalk. During the day there will be a parade at noon, awards at 7:15 p.m. and a concert at the bandstand at 7:30 p.m.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Wednesday, July 3, Fireworks will illuminate the skies over the Delaware Bay at around dusk. 

Dewey Beach: Thursday, July 4, 9 p.m. Fireworks to be launched from the beach and will be visible from any bar or restaurant along the bayside in Dewey. 

Laurel: Thursday, July 4, Starting at 5 p.m., Stars & Stripes 5K Run/Walk through a single loop course through the streets of Laurel Post-race festivities include food, beverage, Independence Day Parade, two bands, petting zoo, many vendors, and fireworks at dusk. 

Lewes: Thursday, July 4. Old Fashioned 4th of July in Lewes is an all-day event that will be held from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. The event will include old-fashioned children's games, the Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade and the Doo-Dah Parade. At dusk, fireworks will be shot off from a barge off Lewes Beach. The best visibility is from Roosevelt Inlet to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. 

Note: Bridges to Lewes Beach will be closed to vehicular traffic on the evening of July 4th for traffic control. The affected bridges are:
 Savannah Road Bridge (Closes at 7:00pm)
Freeman Highway Bridge (Closes at 8:00pm)

For more information, visit Go Fourth Lewes

Bayside: Sloop and Ringbolt road reconstruction is nearly complete! We still have a few pipe replacements, some minor grading issues, and some driveway connections. Looking good!

Creekside: The design and engineering of the Creekside boundary along Long Neck Road has been completed. We are currently working through construction planning and expect to begin that work this fall. 

Dockside: Surveyors will be moving throughout the community to do as-built drawings and topographic surveys to get ready for the burial of overhead electric lines and installation of street lights. This work will occur in two phases, over the next two years. 

Seaside: All of the flags, stakes, and paint on Sandpit, Wagon Track, and Beach Plum roads are to help us plan the reconfiguration of some lot boundaries, and the rework of storm water drainage. We do not have a start date for this project yet, but we are actively engineering it. The parking lot by the Seaside Grill & boat ramp has been regraded, and the parking markers have been placed.

Lakeside: We are planning for a brief closure of the Lakeside swimming pool. There are spots of algae growth in certain areas of this pool that are very resistant to conventional methods of removal. This algae is not a health risk at these levels, but it certainly doesn't look good. We have been reluctant to close the pool this summer to see if spot treatments would work. But in order to get ahead of it & stay ahead of it, we will need to super-chlorinate the pool for at least one full-day.  We have pre-ordered and stockpiled the necessary chemicals, so that we can move quickly at the right time.  Ideally, the "right time" would be during a 2-day rain event - when no one wants to go swimming anyway.  But we don't want to wait for rain for much longer, so will choose a few weekdays in the very near future.  We will send a separate message about this just prior to the closure. 

All Communities: Lift chairs for disabled swimmers are currently being installed and are expected to be completed soon.  The steel-reinforced concrete bases that were installed last month needed to sit for period of time to allow the concrete to cure & harden.  The holes for the bases will be drilled out & the chairs installed next.

We would like to remind everyone of our low-cost vaccine shot clinic for both cats and dogs. This will be held on July 21, at the Lakeside Community Center from 11am - 1pm. 

Did you know Pot-Nets Catnippers was formed in 2003 and worked with the Delaware Humane Association to help control the cat population in the Pot Nets Communities?  Since then more than 500 cats have been spayed or neutered.   Recently a Lakeside community cat was found limping by a Lakeside resident. Gypsy suffered a severe fractured leg that had to be amputated.  

A Go Fund me page was created to help with the cost of the surgery and recovery and Catnippers thanks all who donated.  If you would still like to make a donation you can use the donation box in the Pot-Nets main office. An easy way to continue to help support Pot-Nets Catnippers is by shopping on “Amazon Smile” and choosing Pot-Nets Catnippers as your charity. Click the image above to get started!

Delaware Today magazine recently released their "Best Of DE" issue, awarding Baywood Greens, The Clubhouse at Baywood, and Paradise Grill with awards in their respective fields. Check out the awards received below:
Best Golf Course (Public): Readers, downstate
Best Wedding Reception Site:Readers, downstate
Best Bar: Readers, downstate
Best Burger: Readers, downstate
Best Family-Friendly Restaurant:Readers, downstate
Best Millsboro Restaurant: Readers, downstate
Outdoor Dining: Readers, downstate
Water View Dining: Readers, downstate
Thank you to all of the incredible staff working at these locations to provide a five-star service to all of our customers and residents!
Paradise Bay Flounder Tournament: July 20-21, 2019

There is over $30,000.00 in prize money up for grabs! Yes, that’s almost a $10,000.00 increase from last year, now making it the largest strictly bay / flounder tournament in the world! Overall, women’s, and kids’ divisions are back again this year but they've added a twist to the 2019 optional Calcutta division! This year’s Optional Calcutta Division will be a DAILY Calcutta the same as the 2018 Flounder Pounder Open Tournament…ps. wait until you see the 2019 FPO Optional Calcutta Division details released tomorrow! So now you have 2 days to take a chance at $4,000.00/DAY!!! Here is arecap…that’s over $30,000.00 in cash prizes, 20 hours of fishing, 17 places to win, 11 trophies, 4 divisions, 2 days to fish in 1 AWESOME charity weekend event!!!

For more information, click the image below or click HERE

Here's just a few things we can look forward to this month:

Thursday, July 4th - The Amish Outlaws (7-11pm @ Beach Stage)
Saturday, July 6th - Triple Rail Turn (2-6pm @ Beach Stage)
Sunday, July 14th - Sean "Spiffy" Styles (3-7pm @ Raw Stage)
Sunday, July 21st - Livewire North- AC/DC Tribute (7-11pm @ Beach Stage)

Recurring Events:
Wednesdays: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Bobby Lee Jones (6-10pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Thursdays: July 4, 11, 18, 25 - Thursday's With Captain Mike (6-10pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Fridays: July 5, 12, 19, 26 - The Girlfriends (5-9pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Saturdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27 - Indian River Duo (3-7pm @ Raw Stage)
Sundays: July 7, 14, 21, 28 - Love Seed Trio (2-6pm @ Lagoon Stage)

And don't forget about the August fishing tournament!

Wed 08/14 to Sun 08/18 - Flounder Pounder Open Fishing Tournament

Be sure to follow Paradise Grill on Facebook for the most current news on bands, food specials and events.

Come enjoy the best that SoDel Concepts has to offer, in the spectacular venue (and views!) of Baywood.

In the coming weeks we have:

July 5th: Independence Day Party

The Stevie D. band will be playing outside starting at 5:30 with food and drink for sale on the pavers! This is a FREE event and Baywood will be accepting reservations to the restaurant.
There will be FIREWORKS at Baywood after the concert!

July 9th, 11th, 23rd, and 25th: Garden Tour
$40, Tour at 11am with lunch at 12pm

Live Music Schedule:
July 12: Mike Garvilla
July 19: Phil Knight
July 26: Mike Garvilla

The layout of the Seaside Grill parking lot has changed slightly from our last update. We were able to fit in one more parking space while maintaining drive aisles and a fire lane. 

We would like to thank all of those residents who have provided us with constructive feedback. Public Safety Officer Larry actually received two separate marriage proposals from happy residents.

We are optimistic that we will be able to squeeze in a few trailers, but this will be on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to change. 

Homes are selling quick at Pot-Nets! Here are just a few of the homes that have closed recently:
758 Huckleberry Lane- Bayside

3 Beds/ 1.5 Bath - 1,113 sq. ft. 

2881 Castaway Circle- Lakeside

3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,736 sq. ft. 

E-341 Scarp St- Bayside

3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 952 sq. ft. 

1107 Colony Drive S- Creekside

2 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,375 sq. ft. 

by Cameron Marcelle
Director of Landscaping


Spotted Lanternfly

Another hitchhiking bug!  This term has been given to numerous insects and bugs over my time of paying attention to invasive species, but the spotted lanternfly is one of the most deserving species.  The spotted lanternfly is a destructive, invasive plant hopper that attacks many hosts, including grapes, apples, stone fruits, walnut, willow, and oaks.  It has been confirmed in New Castle and Kent counties in Delaware and was first detected in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014.  Since then, it has made its way to Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia. 
The spotted lanternfly is a plant hopper native to China, India, and Vietnam, and as an adult, loves to feed on Ailanthus or Tree of Heaven, which is also invasive – go figure.  But because the spotted lanternfly is not that picky, and will feed on lots of other things, it’s a major problem.

It is a plant hopper, and not much of a flyer, so the way it gets around is by catching a ride with someone else.  All life stages can hitchhike to new areas, but eggs and adults pose the greatest risk for movement.  Adults may be on your vehicle or trailer as you pack up and head down to the beach.  Or when adults lay their eggs in the fall, they can lay on bricks, stone, lawn furniture, recreational vehicles, and other smooth vertical surfaces.  It is these egg masses that are laid on outdoor residential items that may pose the greatest threat for spreading this insect via human aided movement. 

If you find what you think is a spotted lanternfly, at any stage, reply to this e-mail and let us know.  You can find more information at https://agriculture.delaware.gov/plant-industries/spotted-lanternfly/.

489 Salty Air

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
Occupancy: 10

$250 per night
Standard in-season rate. Contact us today for more details. Three night minimum. Book via phone or e-mail to receive discount
Book 489 Salty Air
Hours Of Operation:
Bayside #1: 10am to 6pm
Bayside #2: 12pm to 8pm
Seaside: 10am to 6pm (except Tuesdays are 12pm to 8pm)
Creekside: 10am to 6pm
Lakeside 10am to 6pm (except Wednesdays are 12pm to 8pm)
Kudos go to Dylan [at Continental Pools]. My two granddaughters wanted a snack and we didn’t bring any money. Dylan was so gracious to give them each a dollar. Obviously, we will pay him back. That positive experience shows that we are a family oriented community."
-Marci, Pot-Nets Resident
"Everyone was accommodating and friendly. I stayed on the property to attend a family wedding. It was a wonderful experience."
- Deloris, Vacation Rental Guest

"I was pleasantly surprised to get my beach home and find that your group had been there and did the trimming I requested.  I was even happier to find you cut the dead portion of one of my shrubs. Thank you for a great job."
- Bob, Pot-Nets Resident

"This was our second visit to Pot Nets but in a different home. This house was well furnished, extremely clean and we had ample space for our multi family gathering. Debbie and her team were very accommodating and easy to work with. We will definitely be returning!"
- Kelly, Vacation Rental Guest

"Thank you to the very nice Pot-Nets worker that cared enough to listen to me when I told them about watching a turtle lay her eggs at the construction site next door, and roped the area off so that they wouldn't be disturbed. It warmed my heart."
-Lisa, Pot-Nets Resident

"I was at the pool on Friday and may have been the second person to sign in.  I met the Lifeguards and had a very pleasant exchange with the young lady from Jamaica.  I was impressed with her ability to immediately address an adult who dove into the pool.  She did it appropriately and without hesitation, even when this “adult” questioned her definition of a dive. Hats off to these young women and men who, hopefully, continue to address those who are ignoring the rules.  Some of our Residents can be quite challenging."
- Mary, Pot-Nets Resident

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