It is spring time at the Marina. The trees lining the driveway at the entrance are blooming. So pretty this time of year.
Stingray Point Marina was featured today on NBC12 (Richmond) news broadcast about preparing for the coming storm. Lisa Morrow was interviewed, and Ken and Vicki Juul were also interviewed. Sorry, video is no longer available.
The weather is gorgeous! Where are you? D-Dock is finally done and I am trying to get all my little ducklings to come back to their new slips. We do plan on a celebration of the new D-Dock as soon as we have more boats in the slips. Come on, everybody loves a party!
I want to let everybody know that our photo contest for 2013 has been launched. We already have a winner and her name is Bianca King. Bianca supplied us with the snowy evening photo that I used in one of our newsletters. She is a recipient of a $50.00 gift card to West Marine. Any image that is submitted and we use it in any of our promotion will be awarded the gift card to West Marine. Please visit our website and you be the judge of images that we are lacking and would be good to use to promote our marina. Who knows, you could be the next winner!
PLEASE DRIVE SLOW THROUGH THE MARINA! I have requested this before, but there are people who continue to think this is The Autobahn and they are in a foreign country. People do walk through the marina with their kids and dogs. Also let’s please limit the amount of dust we create. If this continues to be a problem, I will install LARGE SPEED BUMPS. If you see a car driving fast, please ask them to slow down.
The Ice Machine Cometh
The ice machine is back! Again, it is the honor system of $2.00 (not $1.75 or another amount) into the Tupperware container inside of the ice chest. This worked pretty well last year, let’s see if we can make it perfect this year!
Marina Improvements to Cause Temporary Closures
There will be two temporary closures in the marina while we make improvements. One will be the front main entrance to the marina as we patch the holes and asphalt the entrance. It you see it blocked off, please either enter through the yacht yard next door, or use the entrance on the other side of the marina.
The other temporary closure will be the main pool house as we paint the floor. If you see the entrances blocked off, please use one of our other bath houses. This inconvenience will be during the week and hopefully only for one day. The other bath houses use the same entrance code.
Unattended Cars During Extended Cruises
Please, if you leave on an extended cruise, please park your vehicles in the remote parking lot in front of the office and do not leave your vehicles parked on grassy areas. It makes it very hard for our landscapers to mow and we definitely do not want any rocks thrown through your windows by the equipment! I will thank everyone in advance for their consideration!
Cable Television in Covered Boat Building
I have had several calls from slip holders about not receiving cable television channels. Metrocast went to digital transmission a while back. If your television is analogue, not digital, you will need a separate little black box that converts the digital signal to analog and will allow you to receive channels. I am trying to work with Metrocast to get these boxes. Please send me an email if your television is not digital and you need a black box. I will do the best I can to try and get one for you.
LOST AND FOUND
During the last Nor’easter, I pulled out of the water down by G-Dock, a navy blue helm cover. If you have lost your cover, please contact me and I will see if I have Cinderella’s slipper for you!
I could go on and on, but…… I just miss you all. It is time to see your smiling faces, hear your laughter and gaze upon all the gorgeous boats coming and going. The time is NOW, come on down!!!!
Hurricane Sandy Updated–10-18-12.
Just wanted to let you all know that Jim and I are here and watching your boats and all the docks. The winds are blowing 20 – 25 knots (but that depends on who you ask!).
We are about at high tide and high it is! Jim just shut power off on E-Dock as it is now slightly over the dock. The rest of the docks have probably 8 inches before the water will crest over it. So far the only loss is a dog water bowl and water jug. Let’s hope it stays that way. This is just a quick note to let you all know that things are good here. You have two pro’s here doing all that we can. Stay tuned, as long as we have power, we will stay in touch.