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Northern Neck Burger Restaurants in Kilmarnock and
Tappahannock have come up with a unique solution to attracting take-out
customers - Every order comes with a bottle of hand sanitizer and a roll
of toilet paper as long as supplies last. The announcement
below appeared in the Rappahannock Record of April 2.
Our neighbor, Allen Garland, has
provided the following item. Thanks, Allen.
"The Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office
will be implementing a program to assist at-risk populations ages 60+ as
part of our COVID-19 response. The Northumberland County Sheriff’s
Office will pick-up and deliver medications and essential items from 3
Northumberland Pharmacy Heathsville (580-4940)
Main Street Pharmacy Kilmarnock (435-8818)
Walmart Pharmacy Kilmarnock (435-6317)
Please Note** Walgreens and CVS are unable to
participate due to their policy.
This service is available to citizens over age 60
and those with disabilities/serious underlying health conditions who
reside in Northumberland County. Be advised that all items
must be paid for either online or by phone prior to being picked-up and
delivered. Medications containing controlled substances (pain
medications, Adderall etc.) are not eligible for this service.
When you speak to the Pharmacy to pay, remember to
advise them that a member of the Sheriff’s Office will be picking up
Please contact our office at 804-580-5221 and let us
know that you would like to have a prescription delivered. Be ready to
give the dispatcher your NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER,
and at which pharmacy your prescription is located.
Pickups will be made once a day at noon.
posted April 2
On March 30, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
issued Executive Order 55 concerning Virginia residents'
mandatory response to the Coronavirus. This order expands on Executive Order
The new order directed all individuals in Virginia to remain at home
with exceptions. The order remains in effect from March 30, 2020
until June 10, 2020. All Mallard Bay residents are
encouraged to read both executive orders carefully.
here for a copy of Executive Order 55
Click here for a copy of Executive Order 53
posted March 30
Last February 29, the Mallard Bay Property Association
held a "Cocktails on the Rivah" function at where were
solicited donations to the Northumberland Association of Progressive
Stewardship (NAPS). $550 was collected and Social Committee Chair
Bob Mitchell advises he received a "thank-you" letter for
the donation. The following is the text of the letter.
March 23, 2020
Dear Bob and the wonderful residents of Mallard Bay,
Thank you and your community for the generous
donations to NAPS totaling $550. We look forward to putting it
to good use.
It was great to meet you, Scott and the POA members
last year. NAPS owes a debt of gratitude to the community for
providing the perfect venue for our creek cleanup. The next time
we cover the Upper Wicomico, Mallard Bay will be the first on our
Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have
any questions or ideas - or just want to ay "Hi".
- Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship
As in previous years, the Heathsville
Farmers' Market is scheduled to take place on the third Saturday of each
month from April through October from 9:00 am through 1:00 pm behind
Historic Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern. The following is the
original schedule for 2020.
Please note that the previously
scheduled April 18 Farmers' Market was cancelled due to Corona
Virus quarantine restrictions.
posted March 28
Eating out during this time of quarantine and social
distancing isn't as difficult as you might imagine. Several
restaurants in our area are open for business for carry-out and at least one has
unique outdoor dining facilities. On March 27, a Mallard Bay family had a
delightful meal at Cockrell's Creek Seafood and Deli at 567
Seaboard Drive, about halfway between Reedville and Fleeton. The
restaurant, which serves lunch only, opened for the season on March 26 and
comes up some of
the most delicious fish, crabs and shrimp you can imagine as well as
crunchy fried onion rings and a variety of salads. The place was
mentioned in Coastal Living as one of the ten best crab shacks on
the Chesapeake Bay.
Because of current restrictions on people eating in
restaurants, customers enter the building, order and pay for their food,
then, if they're planning to eat on the premises, move outside to one of seven picnic tables positioned
to take maximum advantage of beautiful views of Cockrell's Creek, and,
in the background, a gorgeous panorama of greater downtown metropolitan
Reedville. After a short wait, the food order is brought to customers' tables.
The view looks like a Norman Rockwell painting, the food even better and because of the spacing of
the picnic tables, social distancing rules are not broken. It sure
beats trying to avoid spilling tartar sauce on the floor of the car.
(Directions: From Burgess, take US 360, Northumberland
Highway to Reedville. At the intersection with Reedville's Main Street,
continue straight ahead 1.4 miles, then turn right on Seaboard Drive and
follow it half a mile to the restaurant on the water.)
posted March 27
While making daily rounds in search of elusive toilet
paper, I discovered on March 26 that the Callao Supermarket is
scheduled to close for good on or about March 28. The lady behind
the counter said the closure has nothing to do with the Corona virus,
but did not elaborate.
Coincidentally, an article about the closing appeared
on page A16 of the March 26 issue of the Rappahannock Record
which quotes Mr. Chris Burgess, store manager and co-owner who
said: "We're dying a death of a thousand nicks."
According to the article, "He pointed to increased competition in
the area, problems obtaining necessary supplies from grocery
distributors, and the additional cost vendors pass on to the store for
transporting products to rural locations like Callao as reasons why the
store is closing." - Scott McGuire
posted March 26
March 25, Atlantic Broadband completed installation of a WiFi router in
the Mallard Bay clubhouse. The equipment and accompanying monthly
service fee were purchased by the Board of Directors in order to facilitate
operation of a planned system that will provide security
monitoring of the clubhouse/pool/dock area.
An extra added benefit will be that, MBPOA members
will now be able to access the internet on their smart phones, laptop
computers and tablets while in the clubhouse area. The signal from
the equipment is strong in the clubhouse itself as well as throughout
the Mallard Bay Clubhouse parking area, the entirety of the clubhouse
deck and swimming pool areas.
In order to use the new capability, you must know the
password for the system, available exclusively to MBPOA members from
me. I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 703-298-1192. - Scott McGuire
posted March 25
deck is coming along well. I'm happy to report no major
structural issues have been found. There was, however, a 3.5 inch
difference in the height of the deck from front to back. It's been
straightened up and secured. All is going well.
Please remember, for your safety, not to
enter the construction side beyond the gate to the swimming pool. - Marshall
A. Sebra, Chairman, Mallard Bay Maintenance Committee
here for an updated chronological photographic view of deck construction progress.
posted March 19
Just last night I asked Mary if she knew
the symptoms of the Corona virus inasmuch as, although the TV news is
filled with references to the word "symptoms", very little
specificity is offered. Thanks to Debbie Evans we
now have the accompanying chart from the World Health Organization,
Centers for Disease Control that not only lists Corona virus symptoms,
but compares them to cold and flu symptoms.
Debbie also suggests you click
here for the Virginia Department of Health website. It's very
informative and, at the bottom of the page, includes updated information
on numbers of Corona virus cases in the state organized by county.
Thanks very much, Debbie. - Scott
posted March 15
Mallard Bay soccer net next to the dog park at the intersection of
Canvasback and Pintail had begun to sag so much it looked like the
of a seriously abused pack animal belonging to an old prospector who had
spent his final days trudging around Arizona's Superstition Mountain
looking for the Lost Dutchman gold mine. It was a sorry sight.
A few months ago, the Mallard Bay Board
of Directors purchased a new net and gave it to Allen Garland
to install when Spring rolled around. In the first few weeks of
March, Allen, like many of us, apparently concluded that a quick look at
the thermometer and local vegetation indicated that Spring had, indeed
arrived, so he assembled and placed the new net. It looks much better than
the old one and is ready for a few swift kicks.
Thanks, Allen, for assembling the net and
disposing of the old one.
posted March 10