May 2019
To Our Seasonal Residents... Welcome Back!

April brought its fair share of storms to our area, which gives us hope that May will be filled with sunshine, blossoming flowers, and a positive welcome to the Summer of 2019!

Please meet some of Pot-Nets newest residents, who are nesting comfortably on the side of the Pot-Nets Main Office building. 

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Enjoy!

Pot-Nets Communities

A long time ago...
Massey's Ditch
This Home Sold in 3 Hours!!!

Our Tear Down Crew didn't get to this Creekside home in time, and a storm blew it down this past winter. Cypress Tree Care worked with Johnny Rogers Marine Construction to reinstall the foundation, and construct a new home the same day.

The Ospreys came back to their nest 3 hours later!

Great job everyone!

We would like to remind everyone of our low-cost vaccine shot clinic for both cats and dogs. This will be held this Sunday, May 5th, at the Lakeside Community Center from 11AM to 1PM.  For additional details, please click HERE.
 

Grass Roots Rescue is a Delaware-based, all volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit group that saves dogs, cats, and other animals that are at risk in shelters and within the community. Our primary objective is to increase the quality of life for all animals through rescue, outreach, and education. We are solely a foster-based rescue that relies on the generous donations of our community members to continue our purpose of saving as many animals as possible. Learn more about our animals, upcoming fundraising & adoption events, or sign up to volunteer by finding us on Facebook or on our website at www.grrde.org.

Grass Roots Rescue recently rescued 28 dogs from a high-kill shelter in Savannah, Georgia. Volunteers sorted, documented and distributed the dogs to their waiting foster families. Click the image below to read the full article!

Seaside: The bulkhead at the end of Sunset Strip Road will be replaced soon.  Materials have been stockpiled out there, and the equipment will be moved over from Bayside in the near future. The wood bulkhead will be replaced with the same PVC sheeting that we're using elsewhere.

Bayside:  Dock construction between Pontoon Point & Marina 5 is in process.

Bayside: Sloop Avenue reconstruction. Weather permitting, this paving, edge dressing & stone marina parking surfaces will occur over the next few weeks. Please "pardon our progress" and avoid the area as much as possible. We will work directly with directly affected homeowners to inform them of when their driveways may be inaccessible for a short period.

Lakeside: Community Center chairs have been replaced.  Interior painting & carpet replacement of the Community Center will be happening this month. We will individually notify different groups if this work conflicts with any pre-scheduled events.

Boat Slips:  We in in process of turning on all of the water, all of the electric, at all of the boat slips.  Some areas will get turned on sooner than later.  Some areas are under construction.  Some areas suffered damages during the winter, and need to be repaired. Please don't call the Main Office to ask us to turn on the water & electric.  We'll get there, we promise!

Creekside: The roof of the Pool House is being replaced right now.  Looking good so far!

The PGA Junior Team has begun practicing at Baywood Greens! With the help of Baywood's Tony Hollerback and Corey Phillips, these kids will learn to play like a pro while competing against local teams in 2-person scrambles. 

Baywood Greens holds several golf leagues for players of all ages, ranging from 8 years of age and up. For more information or to register, contact the Baywood Pro-Shop at (302)-947-9800. 

Paradise Grill reopened May 1st- the true sign that summer is upon us!! Here's just a few things we can look forward to this month:

May 3, 4, and 5 - Cinco De Mayo Boat Show (Entertainment @ Lagoon Stage)
Friday, May 17th - Lima Bean Riot (7-11pm @ Beach Stage)
Sunday, May 19th - Freshly Squeezed Trio Sunday (2-6pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Saturday, May 25th - Cocktails At 3 (2-6pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Monday, May 27th - Bob Lougheed & The Memphis Mafia (4-8pm @ Beach Stage)

Recurring Events:
Mondays: May 7, 14, 21, 28 - Mingo Mondays Hosted By Ice Productions (6-8pm @ Lagoon Bar)
Thursdays: May 16, 23, 30 - Thursday's With Captain Mike (6-10pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Fridays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - The Girlfriends (5-9pm @ Lagoon Stage)
Saturdays: May 11, 18, 25 - 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 Easter Bunny hopped by Baywood last month! 
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:

Sat 05/04 @ 12:30pm - Educational Wine Luncheon
Join us at The Clubhouse at Baywood for an afternoon in Tuscany! This month our Educational Wine Luncheon will be hosted by Vineyard owner and wine maker Count Manfredo. The Count will be here to discuss the history of his family’s estate as well as wine making in Italy. He will also be presenting his beautiful wines throughout the afternoon. Attendees will have the chance to taste and learn about four  wines that are perfectly paired with three courses by the Chef Ryan Cunningham!! Call now to make your reservation (302)947-9225

Sun 05/05 @ 1:00pm - Tulip Centerpiece Workshop
Our amazing in-house florist, Shelby, will be teaching you how to work with Tulips. Attendees will have the chance to make a beautiful centerpiece to take home after the workshop. Call now to make your reservation (302)947-9225

Sun 05/12 - Mothers Day Buffet
Bring your loved ones to Baywood to celebrate Mother's Day. A delicious buffet will be offered in the Ballroom and an amazing a la cart menu with features for the holiday will be offered in the restaurant.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is holding a MS Walk Event on Saturday, May 18th at 8 am at the Lakeside Community Center. Come out and show your support to end MS!

If you're interested in putting a team together, click the button below. 

Register Now
If you're interested in donating, click the button below.
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As the summer season approaches, we would like to remind our residents to operate golf cars in a safe manner! Please abide by the following rules when operating a golf car. 
  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...

 
2681 Creekwood Circle- Lakeside

3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,344 sq. ft. 

1105 Colony Drive South- Creekside

2 Beds/ 1.5 Bath - 1,150 sq. ft. 

832 Killdeer Lane- Bayside

3 Beds/ 1 Bath - 840 sq. ft. 

719 Bob White Lane- Bayside

3 Beds/ 2 Bath - 1,356 sq. ft. 

If you're seeking to sell your Pot-Nets home, choose the best! Our sales team works diligently to make the home-selling process a breeze. In April, we saw a 16% increase in pre-owned listings with a 29% decrease in outside agency listings when compared to April of 2018. The numbers don't lie, choosing Pot-Nets to sell your home is a clear choice!

If you are considering selling your home, call us today at (888) 534-6637 or e-mail Melody@potnets.com

Or click the image above to go to our pre-owned listings page!
 

by Cameron Marcelle
Director of Landscaping

 

At first sight, seeing or hearing a Carpenter bee dive-bombing you on your way in or out the door can be alarming, the sheer size of a carpenter bee often makes the decision very easy for us to consider these insects scary and hostile, let alone their loud buzz.  However, Carpenter bees are very gentle and important pollinators in our environment.

Carpenter bees are sometimes confused with Bumblebees, which are large social bees 1/2 to 1 inch long, with black and yellow or, rarely, black and orange body markings. Bumblebees nest underground and they spend most of their time traveling between the nest and the flowers from which they obtain food.  Carpenter bees do not have queens and build colonies, like honeybees and other social insects do. 

You can spot the male Carpenter bee because they have a white spot on their heads (see below).  Also, like all male bees, they cannot sting. It is the male carpenter bee, which is most often noticed. They hover in the vicinity of the nest and will dart after any other flying insect that ventures into their territory. A common behavior of the males is to approach people if they move quickly or wave a hand in the air. The males may even hover a short distance from people causing unnecessary panic. The female, however, is capable of stinging but seldom does. She must be extremely provoked before she will sting. There is only one species of the large Carpenter bee, Xylocopa virginica, which can be found in Delaware. 

Why are Carpenter bees considered bad by some? Because they drill holes in dead wood. Not a problem if they’re chipping away at a stump in the forest, but problematic when you’ve used that dead wood to build your porch, deck or entire house. Having lots of holes in your porch is, frankly, not ideal.  Carpenter bees do not eat wood, like termites do, but they do chisel out holes to make room for offspring.  For control, that leaves a few options. You can simply swat them away if they get too close and are not causing damage above your acceptable threshold, replace wood with composite materials the bees can’t physically drill into, which is very effective, but pricey, or you can choose to apply a pesticide.  Treating your wooden porch, deck or siding with paint or pesticides is not effective since the bees don’t eat the wood.  The bees must come in contact with the pesticide.

Just remember, like most bees, Carpenter bees consume nectar and pollen from flowering plants. This means that they are effective pollinators of native plant communities, garden plants, and some crops.  And in doing so, they help contribute a food source for birds and other wildlife.  So, try not to kill them if you can avoid it.  In our communities we do our best to try and live with them for the short while they are a nuisance in spring, however, it is sometimes necessary to make pest control applications.

Do you have friends or family coming in town but need more space? Suggest a Pot-Nets Vacation Rental! Three NEW units have been added to our inventory and are now available for booking!

Book over the phone and mention code "EARLY" to save 10% on bookings before June 15th!

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
 
Welcome back, Pot-Nets residents! Boating season has officially started, and we are looking forward to a great 2019 season on the water.
 
Come check us out at our Open House on Sunday, May 5 from 10-2 pm, where you can learn more, see the fleet, and meet the crew!  Or, feel free to stop by any time you see the crew at the dock!
 
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  
 
 "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 Whitaker

"Love our little slice of Paradise! Great spot for kids to grow up in the summer. The beach is great for infants because there are no waves. Paradise has great entertainment. We love watching the boats come in and listening tot he music. Such good memories for family fun!"
- Sarah Ianucci

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