Bayville Buzz

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 10:00am

As the summer solstice fast approaches, the sounds of hammers, lawnmowers, and boats compete with the crows - though the crows do get a head start each morning. As I write this, I'm wondering if there are any Crowvilles in the US? Hmm, there is one. Located in Louisiana, it is named after Thomas Crow. I guess naming any town after the birds would make any efforts of the chamber of commerce very difficult. Speaking of birds, the Canada geese seemed to have moved on - for now - but I’m sure they will be back.

I guess the Sea Eagle is long gone, but Bald Eagles can again be seen fishing and enjoying the views of Linekin Bay. Like some of us, they have found the area is a great place to be - though they are nowhere to be seen come winter. You probably just glanced up to make sure you are indeed reading the Buzz and not Joe's Journal or A Bird's Tale. No, you can enjoy those - along with Robert Mitchell - in Section 2, page 1.

So far, any of my time in Bayville has just been spent working with sisters Laura and Karen as we prepare the family homestead for the much anticipated arrival of our dad on June 23. I have heard there is a lot going on outside of Hardscrabble, but I’m not sure what can be reported and I really don’t want to jeopardize any of my valuable sources so early in the game. So, if you are here for the usual gossip, my apologies. It won't be long though, before the stories (true and otherwise), again fill this space. 

Today, this column will be nothing more than the upcoming schedule of events as they are now planned. Mark your calendars so that you won't miss a moment of the fun.

As usual, things get underway on July 4 at the freshly painted Community House. Thankfully, there was a sale on white paint and the color remains unchanged. Make sure to get there early so you have time to stroll the sprawling and immaculate grounds that Phil and Alton carved out of what was once unchartered territory. The date has not been set for the first cornhole competition there, but the field lights should be in place soon. Thankfully, the engineers think they have a plan so the lights won't shine directly into the Copeland or Rosenbloom homes. Either way, the lights will automatically turn off at 9 p.m. On to the schedule.
July 4: 9 a.m. Bayville Improvement Association annual meeting, followed by the parade and picnic starting at noon
July 9: 9 a.m. Special meeting to discuss proposed amendments to the Bayville Corporation Bylaws (details coming soon)
July 30: Pickleball Tournament, Waterfront Festival, Ice Cream Social
August 6: 9 a.m. Bayville Village Corporation annual meeting, 5 p.m. Lobster Bake
In addition, there will be an abundance of the usual social gatherings, fire pits, movie night, name that tune and more. Of course, everyone is wondering (and hoping) that the Spencers decide to make Mark's retirement celebration an annual event!
After some discussions of cruising in the BVI's, it has been determined by a fun loving few, that it will be a good idea to have our own Willy T's moored offshore. Keep your eyes open for the free beer sign and wear your life jacket. This is also the year that some Bayvillian is going to concoct the perfect summer drink - the Bayville Buzz.
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