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New Property Owners' Info.
We have the following items available free. All
are in good working order ready for pick up. Text Sharon at
703-203-2352 or Chip at 703-268-9478 for information.
1. 36 inch wide used glass Pella door. No screen.
From outside, right hinged.
2. White 5 blade ceiling fan with light.
3. Queen size Sealy Posturepedic mattress. No box
posted Aug 9
The hurricane/tropical storm many folks have been
following for the past several days hit Mallard Bay in the early morning
hours of August 3. A quick drive around the community revealed no
evident signs of injury or damage to personal property, including boats tied up at the Mallard Bay
Pier. Damage to trees, however, was a different story.
Mallard Bay roadways were littered with leaves, branches and uprooted
Ted Hobson was
one of the first on the scene of a tree mostly blocking the intersection
of Mallard Bay Drive and Canvasback Lane and managed to clear the
majority of the trunk, branches and leaves away. Ted's theory was
that the tree had been hit by a tornado, an idea that would fit with
discovery of a line of trees whose trunks had been broken off like
matchsticks. (see the photos below). Also cleaning up was Donald
Mitchell who could be seen policing up branches taken down by the
tornado along the entry drive our community.
Thanks very much
Ted and Donald.
It turns out the
tornado visited a few local places prior to making an appearance
in Mallard Bay. Mary McGuire, who did a drive around before me, guided me
on a most interesting ride. I highly recommend it. Drive
along along Georgetown Road just outside our front gate.
You'll find yourself next to a cornfield on our left. Drive slowly
and you'll soon see what a tornado can do to a cornfield. Continue
driving and head for Brown's Store Market which has no electrical power
at the moment. Pass Brown's Store on your left and enter Light
Street. After a mile or so you'll encounter huge downed trees, two
of them crushing the roofs of two homes courtesy of the tornado.
You'll also encounter several electrical repair trucks. It really
made us stop and think of how close we came to serious trouble.
Mallard Bay lost
electrical power at 6:00 am and it was restored at around 10:00 am.
If anyone reading this participated in
the clean-up, but is not mentioned here or if you have a story
you'd like to pass on about your experience in connection with the
hurricane, please let me know so I can add it to this piece. - Scott
Click on a photo of your choice to see a
posted August 4
The lens for a pair of eyeglasses has been found at
the Mallard Bay swimming pool. Please contact Susan Malloy
at 301-518-6372 if it's yours.
posted July 31
Two of our neighbors made it to the pages of the
Kilmarnock newspaper, the Rappahannock Record. They
are Reverend Brant K. Hays and his wife, Mrs. Barbara Hays
who are the subjects of a story on page B4 of the July 30, 2020
issue. The "Record" 's article
reveals that Reverend Hays is the new pastor of the Asbury United
Methodist Church in White Stone. The article also goes into
some detail concerning the educational and work-related experiences of
both Reverend and Mrs. Hays.
Not included in the newspaper article is the fact that
Reverend Hays serves as the Mallard Bay community's Grounds and Pool
Congratulations, Brant and Barbara!
for a copy of the article.
posted July 30
Denzell's 20th Birthday.
so grateful & amazed with the incredible & inspiring things you
have done. Hope you The Best in what's to come next.
We Love You Denzel!
From Mom, Dad and sister Taty!
posted July 29
A few trees at the entrance to Mallard Bay had come to
the end of their useful lives and, so, have been removed by a contractor hired by
the Board of Directors. Several people have commented on how much
nicer the entrance looks now.
posted July 29
Puddle Duck Pond is once again refilling with
water pumped from Flyway Lake. In turn, Puddle
Duck Pond fills Web Foot Pond through
an underground pipe.
For some time, the water flow had been
partially stopped up by mud accumulation in the pipe leading from Flyway
Lake. The problem has now been corrected and water is
posted July 29
Several people have observed that the two rows of
trees that line Mallard Bay Drive on both sides between the guard shack
and the intersection with Canvasback Lane were starting to look a little droopy,
more like weeping willows than sycamores. Fortunately, home from
college, Denzel Mitchell was available to correct the
situation. Armed with pruning shears, his height advantage and a
college student's athletic fitness, Denzel managed to trim all
34 trees in three days despite 100 plus degree heat.
efforts were augmented by Bob Mitchell and Blaine Swank
who transferred the trimmed limbs into Blaine's trailer and transported
them to the dump. Thanks very much Denzel, Bob and Blaine for a
You can really appreciate the
results of the tree trimming if you approach the Mallard Bay entrance
from the vicinity of the entrance to Knight's Landing. As soon as our
community comes in sight, notice the beautifully trimmed trees of the
Note the before and after photos
below, graciously provided by Tanya Mitchell.
Mallard Bay basketball court at Pintail and Canvasback has a new
look. Originally, the basketball net was on the northwest side of
the court, overlooking a lovely valley filled with a variety of plants,
prickly stuff, unknown animal life and steep gullies. The result
was that when a ball was thrown at the basket and missed, it invariably
flew into unexplored wilderness, causing the players to interrupt their
game, brave the unknown, and look for the ball unless someone happened
to have a spare basketball in his or her pocket. Although no lives
were reported as having been lost as a result of this less-than-ideal
situation, a solution was clearly needed.
The problem was cured recently by the simple
expedient of moving the basketball net to the opposite side of the court
so that mis-fired balls land on a flat, grassy area and are, as a
result, much easier to recover. Of course, this setup required the
entire basketball court to be rotated 180 degrees so the lines on the
court were in proper position relative to the net. This was not
quite as difficult as it might sound. The court is made up of a
number of 1 foot square sections that can be separated from each other
and individually repositioned as needed.
instead of using the same old basket (which had been damaged in a storm
years ago), a new net featuring the ability to be raised and lowered to
accommodate teams of varying heights was purchased and installed.
Many thanks to Chair of the Amenities and Common Areas
Committee, Ted Hobson, for organizing this effort.
posted July 20
Many residents of Mallard Bay remember Athena
Vineyards and Winery, located on the Jessie Dupont Memorial Highway
next to the south bank of the Great Wicomico River at 3138 Jessie
Dupont Memorial Highway. It was owned and run by three retired
nurses and was a popular close by place to engage in emergency wine
tasting, purchase of a variety of wines and shop in their store which included several wine-related items.
After a year or so hiatus, the winery is
back in business. This time, it's called "Triple V Farms -
Vines, Vodka or Vinegar".
The business is in the process of preparing for a
late-August full opening, but in the meantime, has limited hours selling
wine in a tent outside the main building They're open by
appointment only Monday through Thursday and their tent is open Friday
through Sunday from 2:00 PM through 7:00 PM.
As their name implies, the winery plans, eventually,
to include vodka on their menu.
Contact them by phone at 804-724-5765, email at email@example.com
or view their webpage at https://www.triplevfarms.com/.
To get there, from Wicomico Church, drive
north on the Jessie Dupont Memorial Highway toward Burgess and turn left
at the sign (above) just before crossing the Wicomico River Bridge.
posted July 20
Ron Horton reports he found a knife about
11inches long at the end of the Mallard Bay dock. It looks like an
old kitchen knife or galley knife with a metal grip and has a stainless
steel blade. It has some age. Ron says "Someone's great
grandfather could have used it to kill Moby Dick." Please
contact Ron at 580 2089 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you recognize it.
posted July 20
Brittany Harding has announced she's
missing a pair of tortoise shell sunglasses, last seen at the Mallard
Bay swimming pool. If you've seen them and know where they are,
please contact Brittany at 804-761-7213.
posted July 20
have a 48" round tempered glass top patio table we would like to
offer to anyone who wants it. It has some age on it but is still
in good condition. It is too big for our deck space.
If you're interested or have questions,
please call me at 410-935-0194 (cel), 804-580-8420 (home) or email me a email@example.com.
Thanks. - Roxanne Norris
posted July 18
There is a new restaurant in Heathsville. It is called
the "Unique Experience Eatery" and is definitely worth
a try. To get there, if you're leaving Heathsville on route 360 driving toward
Burgess, look for the driveway to the Rescue Squad on the right, then
the Bon Secours Heathsville Family Practice, then, immediately
thereafter, on the right, the entry drive
to the restaurant.
They have a full menu - sandwiches and dinners. (The
Steak & Cheese Sub was delicious!) They are open Wednesday thru
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. We need to patronize it so it won't
go away like so many restaurants have in that location in the past. TRY
Northumberland Highway Heathsville, VA 22473
posted July 17
Mallard Bay shufflebord court, part of the multi-purpose court next to
the clubhouse is all set to go. The new surface has been installed
and eight new pucks (four red and four black) have been purchased and
are ready in the equipment storage container next to the rack of four
All players are highly encouraged to use the new
pucks. Bring a bit of wax paper with you and use it to rub on and
lubricate the bottom of each puck. They'll move further and easier
that way. Enjoy.
Thanks to Linda Hobson for the wax paper
posted July 17