June 2019
Hello, Junebugs!

The moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived. Summer is here!

Check out this tiny turtle that Cypress Tree Care's Joe Shoup found at the Creekside Nature Preserve!

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Pot-Nets Communities

A long time ago...

Where: Pot-Nets Bayside Beach

When: Saturday, June 8

Time: 1-5 PM

To kick off the summer season and welcome back Pot-Nets Residents, we are throwing a beach party!  Free boat rides and games will take place for an afternoon of fun! Food and drinks will also be available to those interested in learning more about Freedom Boat Club!
 

Sponsored by:  Freedom Boat Club Delaware

Our Public Safety Department is actively seeking Public Safety Officers & Gate Guards.  Their responsibilities include:
 
  1. Observe and report suspicious activities and persons
  2. Enforce community rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency situations requiring security
  3. Ability to establish and enhance relationships with residents and guests promoting Baywood Greens and Pot-Nets Communities
  4. Be able to professionally and effectively interact with residents and guests in a respectful manner and with discretion, even when they are unruly or belligerent
  5. Assist other departments and personal within Tunnell Companies with security issues when needed
  6. Promote and ensure a safe, and friendly environment for all residents and guests

To apply, visit HERE or click the image above!

Pot-Nets is now accepting applications for a seasonal Pool Attendant. The selected candidate will be required to open and close pools, clean and maintain the pool deck, floors, and restrooms, among other tasks. End of season bonus available!

All interested persons should apply online HERE or click the image above!

Continental Pools, who provides Lifeguards to the Pot-Nets & Baywood Pools, are seeking Lifeguards for the 2019 season. Applicants should be 16 years of age or older, proficient in swimming, and have the ability to work in a high-paced environment. 

For the full list of requirements and to apply, click HERE or the image above!

The Baywood Greens Pro Shop will be holding a free "Demo Day" on June 15, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Golfers of all skill levels can come out and test the latest golf clubs from Taylormade, Callaway, and Ping!

For more information, contact the Baywood Greens Pro Shop at (888)-844-2254

An MS Fundraiser will take place at the Lakeside Community Center on Sunday, June 9th from 1pm to 3pm. The fundraiser will include a luncheon and silent auction, followed by a presentation by Maria Erb of East Coast Garden Center to discuss Pollinators. 

Food menu includes: Hot chicken salad w/ roll, 2 tomato cheese bake, cucumber/radish/onion salad, white sheet cake with filling, iced tea, lemonade, and water. 

To purchase your $18 ticket, contact Carolyn Fritz at 302-947-9499 or Joan Race at 610-393-5484.

Lakeside: The Community Center carpet replacement will take place on June 12, 13, and 14 (Wednesday-Friday). During this time the Community Center will be closed. We will individually notify different groups if this work conflicts with any pre-scheduled events.

Bayside: Sloop and Ringbolt road reconstruction is nearly complete! We still have some minor grading issues to work through, 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-builts and typographic surveys to get ready for the burial of overhead electric lines and 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 stormwater drainage. We do not have a start date for this project yet, but we are actively engineering it. 

All Communities: Lift chairs for disabled swimmers are currently being installed and are expected to be completed soon. 

Throughout the months of May and June, horseshoe crabs are busy laying eggs on our coastal beaches. This mostly occurs during full and new moons, when the tides are high. In an effort to conserve the population of these harmless horseshoe crabs, we ask that residents do not harm them! Their eggs provide food for migrating birds, some of which are endangered, and their blue blood plays an important role in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Some horseshoe crabs may get flipped over while mating. If you come across one that is no longer mating (locked together), they can be picked up by their outer shells and returned to the water. Please do not lift them by their tails, which can cause fatal injuries to the crab.

Help us help the horseshoe crabs, and do not bother these creatures while they are visiting our beaches!

Learn more about Horsehoe Crabs and how to view them HERE or click the image above!

From DNREC via Facebook:

"DNREC’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section advises boaters traveling in the Inland Bays throughout the summer to be alert when navigating in Baker’s Channel. The channel extends from Rehoboth Bay to Indian River Bay around the eastern side of the island known as Lynch’s Thicket.

The entrance to Baker’s Channel in Rehoboth Bay between Channel Marker 1 and the gate at Markers 3 and 4 is very shallow at low tide. There is only about 1.5 feet of water at low tide for boaters to navigate. This portion of Baker’s Channel is scheduled to be dredged later this year as part of the Massey’s Ditch maintenance dredging project."

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary performed free vessel safety checks near the Bayside Community Center on Saturday, May 18th. During their time here, they completed 23 Vessel Safety Checks (VSC’s) on Saturday, and three additional VSC’s on the following Sunday and Monday.

Learn more about the USCG Safe Boating Campaign by clicking the image below!

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

Friday, June 7th - Big Bang Baby (7-11pm @ Beach Stage)
Saturday, June 8th - Garden State Radio (7-11pm @ Beach Stage)
Friday, June 14th - Crash The Party (7-11pm @ Beach Party)
Saturday, June 15th - Mike Hines & The Look (7-11pm @ Beach Stage)
Friday, June 21st - Brian McConnell Acoustic (7-11pm @ Raw Stage)
Sunday, June 30th - The Fabulous Greaseband (5:30-9pm @ Beach Stage)

Recurring Events:
Mondays: June 4, 11, 18, 25 - Mingo Mondays Hosted By Ice Productions (6-8pm @ Lagoon Bar)
Thursdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27 - Thursday's With Captain Mike (6-10pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Fridays: June 7, 14, 21, 28 - The Girlfriends (5-9pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Saturdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29 - Clifford Keith Duo (3-7pm @ Raw Stage)

And don't forget about the upcoming fishing tournaments!

Sat 07/20 to Sun 07/21 - Bay Flounder Fishing Tournament
Wed 08/14 to Sun 08/18 - Flounder Pounder Open Fishing Tournament

Click the image above to view the full Paradise Grill schedule of events! Be sure to follow their Facebook page for the most current news on opening dates, bands, food specials and events.
 

 
The last Chef Demo (of the season) featured Chef Ryan from Baywood and Chef Maggie from Bethany Matt's Fish Camp. The Demo showcased recipes using produce from local farms!
Baywood hosted the Man and Women of the Year (Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma). SoDel's Wine Director, Mike Zygmonski, won Man of the Year! Congratulations, Mike!
The Clubhouse at Baywood is open year-round! You can come for the best that SoDel Concepts has to offer, in the spectacular venue (and views!) of Baywood.

In the coming weeks we have:

Fri 06/14 - Live Music Performed by Mike Garvilla

Sat 06/15 @ 8:30am - SoDel Cares Inaugural 5k Run @ Bluecoast Rehoboth
SoDel Cares gives money to local organizations that assist children, at risk youth and adults, and the elderly in our community. Please join one of the SoDel restaurant teams when you register as prizes will be given for the largest team and the team that raises the most money! Present your bib number at any SoDel restaurant over the race weekend and receive 10% off your check.

Sun 06/16 - Father’s Day Bourbon Brunch, featuring Basil Hayden’s 
We have teamed up with one of the best bourbon producers in the country, Basil Hayden’s. Chef Ryan has put together an awesome four course menu paired with four amazing cocktails. We will be dining on the veranda (weather permitting) with a little live music to bring it all together. (Full kids menu available)

Fri 06/28 - Live music performed by Everett Spells

Sun 06/30: Floral Flag Workshop (4th of July inspired)
Shelby will lead you through how to make a simple & elegant floral flag floral arrangement. All supplies and take-away centerpieces included!

Non-Resident golf cars are not permitted within the Pot-Nets Communities. Our Public Safety Department will impound any golf car found without a Pot-Nets golf car tag.  This applies within all communities, at our beaches, amenities, the Paradise Grill & the Seaside Grill. Thank you for your cooperation!
In addition, we received a lot of feedback regarding our golf car safety issues. Golf car safety should always be a high priority, therefore we ask that all of our residents continue to practice safe driving. Please refer to these helpful golf car safety tips below:
  1. Never drive recklessly. Drive courteously. Obey all vehicle traffic laws and rules of the road.
  2. Drivers must be AT LEAST 14 years of age. Children under 16 years of age may not operate a golf car after dusk. 
  3. Never drive intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or narcotic.
  4. Make sure the parking brake is set when not in use. Do not leave keys in golf car unattended.
  5. Always yield to pedestrians. When passing, use extreme care.
  6. Avoid distractions while operating the golf car just as you would in an automobile. Be safe and attentive -- avoid texting, reaching for objects, or other distracting tasks.
  7. There is a limit of four (4) persons per golf car. Passengers may not stand in, hang off, or run alongside vehicles. 
  8. Turn on headlights after dusk, or when visibility is low. Golf cars are not to be operated between midnight and 6am. 
  9. Utilize golf car paths, when available. Drivers should not impede the normal traffic flow of motor vehicles. 
  10. Carefully turn and look behind golf car before backing up.
  11. Reduce speed due for hazardous driving conditions, especially blind corners, intersections, and inclement weather.
Here are just a few of the homes that have closed recently.
Interested in selling your home? Keep scrolling down...

 
82 Hillenwood Road- Bayside

3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,152 sq. ft. 

1116 Maple Leaf Drive S- Creekside

3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,500 sq. ft. 

3014 Outrigger Cove- Lakeside

3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,834 sq. ft. 

Please welcome Bonnie Madonna to the Pot-Nets Sales Team! Bonnie comes from a background in real-estate, and hopes to bring her knowledge to help sell your home quickly and for the best value! 

by Cameron Marcelle
Director of Landscaping

 

Northern Snakehead
Southern Delaware has many invasive species of many kinds which can be introduced to our area in a variety of ways.  Invasive species spread and become more abundant as time passes, increasing their impact on our natural environment.  Normally, I’m talking about plants, but this time I want to talk about fish – more specifically, the invasive Northern Snakehead fish.  All invasive species are non-native species that are aggressive growers, produce many young, and have few natural predators or diseases.

Recently, a picture was posted on a local bait and tackle’s Facebook page of a Northern Snakehead that was said to be caught in Pot-Nets Lakeside.  This catch has been reported to the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Northern Snakehead (Channa argus), is a native fish of China and Russia, and was brought to the U.S. for the live food fish market. Some of these exotic invaders escaped or were illegally stocked (they taste good and they’re fun to catch!) and now occur in at least eleven states where they potentially threaten native fish and wildlife resources. In Delaware, Northern Snakehead have invaded the Delaware and Nanticoke River systems and their tributaries. They have also invaded non-tidal areas of the state and have been documented in stormwater facilities, private ponds and several public ponds including Becks Pond which is one of the most popular public fishing ponds in Delaware.

Any resident who catches a Northern Snakehead in Pot-Nets or Baywood is encouraged to kill it and notify the Main Office so that we can inform the proper authorities with information on the date and specific location of the catch and the size of the fish.  The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is closely documenting the occurrence of this species to gain a better understanding of the potential impact this species could have on Delaware’s freshwater ecosystems. The information provided by anglers has been an important part of this process. 

More information can be found at http://de.gov/invasivespecies.

Our latest vacation rentals are officially open for business! Visit ourVacation Rentals page to view these spectacular rentals!

Last minute rentals before June 15th can still mention code "EARLY" to save 10% on bookings!

Click the image above to be redirected to our Vacation Rentals page!

Freedom Boat Club: The Affordable Alternative to Boat Ownership
Located in Pot-Nets Bayside, at the corner of Bay and Hillenwood Road
 
Do you want to have access to a wide variety of boating options and a whole fleet of boats?   
Call or email Freedom Boat Club today to receive an additional $500 off the promotional rate on the one-time initiation fee, a deal exclusive to Pot-Nets residents!  Join now and avoid the hassles of cleaning, maintaining, storing, repairing, and winterizing your boat - all at a fraction of the cost of boat ownership.
 
To learn more, contact Captain Holly Ann Firuta:
833-BOAT-DEL
www.FreedomBoatClub.com
hfiruta@freedomboatclub.com  
The Pot-Nets Community Pools are officially open! Weather permitting, these pools will be open every day throughout the summer until September 2nd!

Hours Of Operation:
Bayside #1: 10am-6pm
Bayside #2: 12pm-8pm
Seaside: 10am-6pm
Creekside: 10am-6pm
Lakeside: 10am-6pm (On Wednesdays, 12pm-8pm)

A few pool safety tips to remember this summer season:

1.  Please follow all lifeguard instructions. They are there to ensure a safe swimming area, please respect their authority. 
2. Never leave a child unattended in or near water.
3. Teach children how to swim, and use proper flotation devices for younger children. 
4. Do not swim under the influence of drugs or alcohol
5. For your safety, the pool will be closed during inclement weather events. 
6. When using the diving board, please do so safely and with regard for those around you.
7. Always call 911 in the event of an emergency. 

"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 Detwiler Mack

"I just wanted to comment on the efficiency of our pool guards at Seaside. There were several instances of diving and also verbal harassment to the lifeguard by teen swimmers. She blew her whistle and told them they couldn't dive in the 5 ft. area. They started saying, "we never had that rule before".
I spoke up and said she is concerned about your safety. You could break your neck diving in shallow areas. I also said that they shouldn't speak in such a rude manner. She told them they would have to leave if they continued with their actions and comments. The lifeguard thanked me for my support. I told the teens they should appreciate having our pool."
- Marci Knowles
 

"Started going down to Pot-Nets [August] 2017 and just got back from Pot-Nets last week....can't wait until I can retire here. I fell in love with Pot-Nets.
very friendly ppl and helpful staff. Very clean atmosphere. Paradise has awesome food and drinks, can't beat the prices for what they give you! Landscaping is outstanding. Keep up the great work!"
- Carol Dragovits

"I’ve lived in Pot-Nets my whole life and wouldn’t change a thing about it! A beautiful place to call home."
- Maddison Staniszewski

Bayside Trash Collection Schedule
Coveside / Creekside / Dockside Trash Collection Schedule
Seaside Trash Collection Schedule
Lakeside Trash Collection Schedule
 
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