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the Y, I would like to invite you to help make our communities stronger.
There are two links below with actions that you can take. You can do one
or both! Pass it on! We are doing great things at the Y.
YMCAVP 21-day Equity Challenge! March
Working toward advancing equity is a
collective effort that requires individual, organizational and societal
change. There is no equity without action. Equity is an outcome of
intentional and community-driven diversity, inclusion, and engagement.
It involves working towards changing systems to strengthen a foundation
that ensures fair and impartial treatment for everyone. These 21 days,
March 1-21, are our commitment to taking action, to learn and unlearn,
to grow and reflect, and to do it together.
Y Annual Campaign Kickoff and Day of
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eliminates financial barriers by enabling the Y to reduce membership and
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- Sharon Hunt
posted February 26
Mallard Bay's new Grounds and Pool Manager is long
time Mallard Bay resident Tanya Mitchell who will take
over from Reverend Brant Hays. Tanya will be responsible for
keeping the Mallard Bay pools clean, for organizing opening and closing
of the pool and for arranging keeping the common grounds of the
Many thanks and best wishes to Brant for his service
over the past few years and sincere welcome to Tanya.
posted February 25
On February 24, Virginia Governor Northam
announced via the third amendment of Executive Order 72 the relaxation
of certain COVID restrictions. The order goes into effect at
midnight on March 1, 2021.
Unfortunately for Mallard Bay property
owners who wish to use the clubhouse, the restriction on attendees at
indoor social functions remains at 10. For outdoor social
functions, the limitation is 25. Click
here for a complete copy of the amended executive order. See
the first part of page 13 as it pertains to our clubhouse situation at
posted February 24
recently, you've driven past the Mallard Bay
recreation area and dog park at the intersection of Pintail and
Canvasback Lanes, you might have noticed a new picnic table. The
Amenities Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that some be
purchased for our community. The Board has approved ultimate
purchase of three and agreed to purchase one to try out. This
model was chosen specifically for its heavy weight to hopefully protect it from
damage in a heavy wind. Mary Yordy, the committee's chair
woman has provided the following explanation of progress so far.
the Pilot Rock Heavy Duty Steel Picnic table frame, Gary (Yordy)
traveled to Lamberth's in White Stone to purchase the pressure treated
wood (a better price than at Lillian's). After much deliberation over
the explicit instructions and with the help of Blaine Swank,
the very heavy and sturdy picnic table was born and transported to the
Canvasback Lane Sport Complex!! So, after inspection and approval from
the board and all, we can move forward with purchasing another picnic
table steel frame. Gary purchased enough wood to make another table so
just need to order the frame."
Many thanks to Mary, Gary and Blaine for
their legwork in moving this project along.
posted February 20
up until now, you've been a bit confused on how to go about getting an
appointment to receive a COVID vaccine in Virginia, welcome to the
club. Were you supposed to contact your church, write a letter to your primary physician, call Walgreen's, consult California
hope the subject would be brought up on the evening news? Did you
fill out information on some website, but did not receive the courtesy of a
response verifying your request had, at least, been read, leaving you,
instead, to speculate it had been opened by Moe, Larry and Curley and been
to the circular file?
Great news! There is now a website,
by the government of Virginia that will straighten things out.
Best of all, the website was apparently designed by people who realize
that effective communication is a two-way street involving questions and
click here for a detailed explanation (suitable for framing or
displaying on the refrigerator) of what's involved including
pre-registration, eventual scheduling of a vaccination and promises to
keep everyone up to date on such issues as availability of the vaccine.
posted February 17
Northern Neck residents woke up the
morning of February 12 to a scene that looked like it came straight out
of a Disney nature film. An ice storm had deposited itself on
virtually every tree in a breathtaking scene. Its weight bent many
of the smaller trees over until they were practically touching the
ground. Many, in fact, actually snapped from the strain and, in
several cases, hit and broke power lines on the way down. For the
next two days, temperatures hovered at the freezing mark which helped
maintain the beautiful decorations, but did little to ease the strain on
the trees. The result was several cases of electrical power
outages and lots of work for repair crews.
Below are several photos taken Mary and
Gary Yordy, Mary McGuire and Jeanne Widenmyer. Thanks to
all of you for the photos. Click on the photo of your choice for a larger
posted February 14
An ice storm the evening of February 11-12 accumulated
on trees in the area resulting in breakage of some of the thinner
branches in the Mallard Bay area. Accordingly, several roadways in
the community were blocked and several power lines leading into the
community were severed resulting in loss of electrical power in Mallard
Bay and surrounding communities. On February 13, the outage lasted
for 7 hours and as of 9:00 am on February 14, power only recently came
back on after 3 powerless hours. The outside temperature over the
whole time ranged from 30 to 32 degrees.
Northern Neck Electric Company (NNEC) responded
quickly and professionally to service calls. A new feature in the
company's service is if you call the company at 1-866-663-2688,
you will receive a helpful recorded message that will identify the
address on record for the phone from which you are calling, acknowledge
that NNEC is aware your address has a power outage, tell you how many
customers are affected and, if known, how long it will probably be
before you can expect restoration of service. This will help you
decide whether or not to spend the night in a motel.
posted February 14
In honor of Black History Month, Tanya Mitchell
has shared with us her connection to a member of the World War 2 combat
unit, the Tuskeege Airmen.
Tanya's mother, Mattie Taylor, had a cousin, Carroll
whom she grew up in the 1940s in the Wicomico Church area off Remo Road
in Mila, Virginia. Following college, Mr. Waters, who displayed a
clear love for all thing aviation, joined the U.S. Army in 1958
and earned a spot at the Army's Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort
Rucker, Alabama where he thrived under the tutelage of Walter Crenshaw, Jr.,
who was the oldest living
documented original Tuskegee Airman. (Mr. Crenshaw passed away in 2016 at the age
Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Waters was
the first African American pilot and the 3rd pilot hired by Federal
Express and left a legacy for future pilots in a praise filled article
which can be read by clicking here.
posted February 13
HAPPY 2021 Mallard Bay residents! If anyone or you
know of a friend that may need some work removing gumballs, leaves,
fallen branches or any other outdoor clearing to showcase your Spring
Blossoming that's starting to appear, that you just can not get to. Call
Tanya Mitchell (804)580-0955 for her service & any questions.
posted February 11
knows how seriously sensitive mammals are to the painful effects of ice
and snow on the pads on their feet. Not so well known, however, is
the fact that our pets and other four-legged friends can be warned away
from the torture of impending serious discomfort by the presence of a
Sometime prior to the daylight of February 8, unknown
humans took it upon themselves to erect helpful warnings in the form of
two snowmen just outside the entrance to the Mallard Bay dog park.
Many thanks go out to those humans who took it upon themselves to warn
our dogs, cats and visiting mountain lions of impending snow and ice discomfort.
It's good deeds such as these that help make our
community a delightful place to live.
Thanks to Jeanne Widenmyer for passing
along the accompanying photo.
posted February 8
SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
HAMPTON HALL ROAD, CALLAO
- MARCH 17, 2021 - 4:00-7:00 PM
BY: ROBERT D. DAVIS & THE WOMEN OF GOOD SHEPHERD
BEEF (OR HAM) AND CABBAGE
NUMBER OF SALES AT THE DOOR
TICKET SALES AND PAYMENT $15/PERSON ($25 FOR TWO)
TO ORDER TICIKETS:
CHECKS PAYABLE TO: WOGS
SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
posted February 1