State of the Harbour 7-9-20

State of the Harbour 7-9-20

POOL GUESTS – Starting Saturday 7/11/20 residents with an

ANNUAL POOL MEMBERSHIP may bring up to 4 guests per pool visit. Guests are $3 each and will be charged to the resident’s HOA Account. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to use the pools and for following all the rules. Its been so great to be able to keep at least one summer tradition this year and you made it happen!

WEBSITE – The NEW Aquia Harbour Website is almost ready to launch (probably next week). ACS has been a great company to work with and we are so pleased with the almost finished product. We hope you will be too. We’ll let you know! The address will remain the same and you will not need a password to access it.

AEL LIONS YARD SALE – The Lions have downsized their annual fundraiser yard sale event but they are still having it. Saturday July 18th 8am-2pm 1013 Potomac Drive. Please support this great cause.

BRIDLE PATH – Volunteers continue to work to clear the bridle path behind the 2100 block of Harpoon Drive. We’ll be putting up trail and mile markers and letting you know when its ready to be hiked. These volunteers, including two Directors, have really been working hard in this unbearable heat and could use some help. Please email if you would be interesting in helping with this herculean task.

WATER AEROBICS – Wow. Water aerobics is FULL. I don’t think that’s ever happened! If you would like to be placed on a stand by list please email Linda at

CANCELLATIONS – Yacht Club Dogs Days of Summer, Police National Night Out, and yes OKTOBERFEST. Such a bummer, but the pandemic guidelines just present too many obstacles. This too shall pass. Thank you volunteers for making the effort to try to find a way.

WRONG GATE – It’s still happening. GPS algorithms are taking your service/delivery people to the back gate instead of the front gate – taking them miles out of their way only to be redirected back to the front gate. Please warn your service and delivery people. FIRST they should GPS 1001 Washington Drive (front gate), then they can GPS your address without having to drive the ‘Tour-de-Widewater’.

STILL CLOSED – The Business Office (540-659-3050) and Pro-shop (540-659-4478) remain closed but employees are on site and ALL services are available for residents.

KAYAKING TOURS AQUIA CREEK – Penguin Paddling is back! The have tours set up for August 1st, August 22nd, September 20th and October 17th and launch at the end of Delaware Drive. These tours are awesome and our kayak launch makes for a safe in & out of these tricky water crafts. You’ll travel with a group and a guide. The cost varies, depending on whether you bringing your own kayak or are renting one of theirs. Sign up quick, they often sell out.…/aquia-harbour-sunset-tours/


TICKS AND SNAKES AND VERMIN OH MY – The mild winter and wet spring have created a perfect environment for these creatures to run amok. As if we didn’t have enough to deal with! We have had several residents have actually bitten by snakes this summer. And the ticks… – they are everywhere. We are looking into spraying the parks but please take extra care to do tick checks after your family or pets have been outdoors in grassy or treed areas. Did you know you can actually send the pulled tick in for testing? It’s true. It’s a University of Maryland Program.…/Pages/Tick-Identificatio…

Northbound traffic will be reduced to two travel lanes from 9 a.m. Monday, July 13 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Exit 133 (Route 17) to open a new overpass.

Be Well Harbour!

Patricia Harman, AHGM