SAVE THE DATE: Annual Meeting


The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association annual meeting will be:
— Saturday, September 11, 2021
— Eat at 12:00 noon
— Meeting at 1:00 PM
— In the picnic area at the west end of Potomac Drive
— Inclement weather location: Williams’ home, 4142 Newman’s Neck Road

The Association will furnish hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments, soft drinks, water. Please bring a side dish and a dessert to share. Wine and beer are BYOB.

At this meeting property owners will vote on revisions to our By-Laws, Restrictive Covenants, and other documents. Watch your email for details.

PBE POA Board of Directors Meeting

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors will meet:

  • Friday, May 28
  • 1:00 PM
  • 4142 Newman’s Neck Road (Williams residence)

Board meetings are open to all property owners.  Please let us know by email to if you will attend.

A copy of the agenda is here:  _v.01_0528_2021 Agenda PBE BOD_0520_

Minutes of the April 16, 2021 Board of Directors meeting are on the MINUTES page of this website.

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources article: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) has issued a warning about the possibility of wild rabbits in Virginia being infected with Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD), a fatal disease that can affect both wild and domestic rabbits.

Here is a link to the DWR article about RHD — this is a PDF that can be downloaded or printed.

Click to access RBDV2.pdf

While this sounds alarming, DWR points out that no cases of RHD have been confirmed in Virginia — from the DWR article:

As of June 2020, all North American detections in wild rabbits have
been confined to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. It has also been diagnosed in domestic rabbits in various states, including Ohio (2018),
Washington (2019), and New York (2020).

Note the DWR article states:

  • RHD poses no health threat to humans.
  • The affected animals are wild and domestic rabbits.

While no cases of RHD have been reported in Virginia, we are posting this information because of the presence of wild rabbits (lots of them) in our area.

PBE POA Board of Directors’ Meeting

The PBE POA Board of Directors will meet:

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • 4142 Newman’s Neck Road (Williams’ residence)

The meeting will be both in-person (masks required; distancing maintained) and by ZOOM — ZOOM details to follow.

The priority items for this meeting are:

  • Approve FY2021-2022 budget
  • Plan date for annual POA meeting, probably Labor Day weekend

Meeting agenda can be found here (Microsoft Word format):  _v.01_0406_2021 Agenda PBE BOD_0416_

PBE POA Board meetings are open to members.  Please respond by email to if you wish to attend.  Specify if you plan to attend in person, or, if you need the ZOOM information.  We will post ZOOM access information to this website.

Neighborhood yard sale

Kathy Peebles and Suellen Williams are organizing a community yard sale on the 1st or 2nd Saturday in May.

Anyone who would like to participate please email Kathy Peebles at

We are planning to put ads in the Rappahannock Record for the 2 weeks prior to the date.

We would like to know how many are interested and what kinds of things they are selling so we can make the ad as enticing as possible.

Hazardous waste collection: May 1

The Northumberland County hazardous waste spring collection will be held:

  • Saturday, May 1
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Northumberland Middle School/High School bus parking lot (Hwy 360 just east of Academic Lane)
Items they accept for disposal are:
  • Spent fluorescent bulbs, *unwanted pesticides, *antifreeze, *rechargeable batteries, *cleaners, *oil-based paint/stains, *old/contaminated fuels/petroleum products, *household chemicals, etc.
  • ALSO BRING: *Computers–CPUs and laptops,* mainframes, peripherals; *monitors–CRTs and flat screens; *telephones, cell phones and telephone systems; *fax machines; *printers and copiers; *TVs, *banking and financial equipment; *rechargeable batteries; *electronic circuit boards and components; *stereo equipment, *games, PDAs.

**PLEASE DON’T BRING**: Latex Paint (non-hazardous), Car Batteries, Radioactives, Smoke Detectors, Medical Waste, Medications,
Ammo/Explosives & Household Electrics other than those listed above.

Here is a flyer with full description.  2021HHWSPRING Northumberland WITH COVID info

Latex paint:  If you need to dispose of latex paint, remember, latex paint is mostly water, so:

  • Set your old latex paint, in its can, in a corner of your garage or shed where it will not be in the way.
  • Remove the lid.
  • Leave it alone, check it from time to time.
  • As the water evaporates, the paint residue hardens.
  • After it has completely evaporated and hardened, you can toss the can with the hardened paint residue in your normal household garbage.

Two neighborhood notices — please read

Here are two important notices for our neighborhood:
  • Speed limit reminder
  • Time to shear the critters



Please remind your guests and visitors that the speed limit in our neighborhood is 25 MPH. This is a County and VDOT established speed limit.

Two families with small children are now in our neighborhood, one full-time, the other frequent part-timers. Many of us walk, mainly on Potomac Drive.

We have noticed a few vehicles greatly exceeding 25 MPH. We have not asked for sheriff’s patrols, however, the sheriff’s office has asked that we note license plate numbers of offending vehicles and they will take action.

Please help keep our neighborhood safe by observing the 25 MPH speed limit and reminding your guests and visitors. THANK YOU.


As you approach our neighborhood on Newman’s Neck Road, about 1-1/2 mile away, at the intersection of Newman’s Neck Rd. and Fountaingate Road, is the home of Kathy and Dave Hancock — also known as “Critter Corner” — home to one llama, two dozen alpaca, chickens, guineas, peacocks, two dogs and a long-haired cat.

Each spring the alpacas are sheared (shorn ?) to harvest their wool. The shearing is done by a team of Australian sheep shearers who travel along the East Coast, shearing alpaca and sheep.

The Hancock’s welcome visitors to watch the shearing; you can go into the barn where the shearing is going on. Take your camera and video camera.

Wednesday, April 14
8:00 AM
May want to arrive a little early as there often is a crowd.
Park as far as possible off the road on the shoulder (don’t get into the ditch) on either Newman’s Neck or Fountaingate.

Winter weather advisory: 1:00 AM Thursday – 4:00 PM Thursday, Feb 18

The National Weather Service in Wakefield VA has issued a winter weather advisory for our area effective 1:00 AM Thursday to 4:00 PM Thursday, Feb 18.


Winter Weather Advisory

National Weather Service Wakefield VA
920 PM EST Wed Feb 17 2021

Surry-James City-Southampton-York-
Including the cities of Margarettsville, Lewisetta, Alfonso,
Beanes Corner, Brook Vale, Kilmarnock, Lancaster, Lively, Regina,
Achilles, Glass, Gloucester Point, Maryus, Naxera, Ordinary,
Severn, Grafton, Harmony Village, Church View, Cooper, Healys,
Jamaica, Nesting, Bavon, New Point, New Point Comfort, Peary,
Barham, Gwaltney Corner, Bacons Castle, Chippokes State Park,
Hog Island Game Reserve, Poolesville, Booth Fork, Williamsburg,
Franklin, and Tabb
920 PM EST Wed Feb 17 2021


* WHAT...Freezing rain that may begin as a brief period of snow
  and sleet. Total ice accumulation of one to two tenths of an
  inch and a light sleet accumulation.

* WHERE...Portions of eastern and southeast Virginia and
  northeast North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 4 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the
  ice. Travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions will
  impact the morning commute.

Weather update: Rain changing to snow Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon

Here is the latest weather advisory from the National Weather Service, Wakefield VA; as of 4:00 PM, Wednesday, Feb 10.


* WHAT…A wintery mix of precipitation. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze possible.

* WHERE…Portions of southeast Maryland and central, east central, eastern and north central Virginia.

* WHEN…From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.