Upcoming Town Meetings

August 23 –  6 pm –  Chesapeake Beach Town Hall – Ethics Commission Meeting.   For a printable copy of the meeting agenda, click here .

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

Due to high summer temperatures, trash / recycle pickup may occur prior to 6am.  Please put material out the night before a scheduled pickup.

The Chesapeake Beach Faststop has agreed to place a jar in the store for loose change and donations for the American Legion Auxiliary on behalf of the Maryland Center for Veteran Education and Training (MCVET). The company will give us a 100% match of the amount collected in the jar​. The fundraising started on August 1 and will continue until August 31st. Please visit Faststop and donate to this worthy cause.

August 22 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ price until 4 pm; Free after 4.

August 22 – The SHA bridge project is tentatively scheduled to complete the beam erection portion of construction on Tuesday, August 22nd from 10:00 pm until approximately 4:00 am. During this time, SHA will position the barge in the Fishing Creek channel on the Bay side of the bridge. Boaters that utilize the Fishing Creek channel should plan on not having access during this time period. Residents should also plan for a lane closure while the work is being completed.   Please reach out to Town Hall with any questions at (410)257-2230.

August 23 –  6 pm –  Chesapeake Beach Town Hall – Ethics Commission Meeting.  For a printable copy of the meeting agenda, click here .

August 25 – 6 – 9 pm – North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In.  For more information, click here .

August 26 – 7 – 9 pm – Rod N Reel Dock – The Town of Chesapeake Beach Invites you to join us for the last Moonlight Cruise of the season.  The theme is “Jimmy Buffett” music.  Wear your favorite Buffett attire for a chance at a prize gift bag; one awarded to the best dressed man and the best dressed woman.  This cruise is not suitable for children.  To purchase tickets visit Town Hall or online here .

August 29 – Last Water Park Resident Appreciation Day – ½ price until 4 pm; Free after 4.

September 1 – 6 – 9 pm – North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In.  For more information, click here .

September 1 – JACK’S BAKED CHICKEN – Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The dinner includes all the trimmings, salad, and beverage for $12.   Public invited.  Call for more information (410)257-9878 http://www.ALpost206.org

September 5 – Back to school at Beach Elementary.  As the 2017-2018 school year begins, we’d like to remind everyone to be extra cautious as you drive around our Town.   Also, we’d like to remind residents and parents of Beach Elementary students to be mindful of their parking and to not block mailboxes and driveways along Old Bayside Rd. from Rt. 261 to & “D” Street.

September 8 – LASAGNA DINNER – Join us for an informal dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.   Presented by Chef Debra of the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road E on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room. The dinner includes all the trimmings, salad and beverage for $12.   Public invited.  Call for more information 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org

September 8– ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear acoustic music by Ross Crampton from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. with the compliments of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Rt. 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Public welcome.  For more information, call 410-257-9878.  http://www.ALPost206.org

September 8 – 6 – 9 pm – North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In.  For more information, click here .

September 9 – 1– 5 pm – Kellam’s Field (3825 Gordon Stinnett Ave.). “Taste the Beaches,” a festival where local restaurants, Bay Wine and Spirits, Greenspring Brewery and specialty craft experts are joining together to showcase their products and services.  Attendees will be able to sample food options, purchase beer & wine, explore town venues such as Chesapeake Bay Oyster Cultivation Society (CBOCS), Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, North Beach Boardwalk events and the Farmers’ Market.  ​Note that the adjacent Chesapeake Beach Water Park will be closed for the season after September 4th.   Entertainment will include an Emcee, live music and raffle drawings for prizes. ​The Kids Zone will have a large inflatable double slide, Chesapeake Mermaid, Face painting by Cre8tive Impulses, Arabella the Pirate performing balloon art, Special Guest Appearances by children’s favorite characters, Kona Ice sno-cone truck and much more! For more information, click here .

September 9 – 1 – 5 pm.  Volunteers Needed @ Taste The Beaches Festival, Kellam’s Field Parking Lot. Four CBOCS members are needed to show off our oysters, play the cornhole game, conduct Railway Trail Walks.  Contact johnbacon1@comcast.net .

September 9 – COUNTRY DANCE.  For a fun time, come to the Country Dance in the upper level Ballroom at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  If you can’t dance, teachers will be available to give free instruction.  One-hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing to the tunes of the Southern Winds Band. from8:00 p.m. until 11:30. Themodest price of $15.00 per person includes fountain soft drinks or draft beer, pretzels, and chips.  Public Welcome.   For information call 410-257-9878. Reservations: Lbloyer@verizon.net    www.ALpost206.org

September 10– ALL-U-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST.   Start this Sunny September Sunday with a yummy breakfast featuring Hot Cakes, Sausage, Scrapple, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Biscuits, Fruit, and Chip Beef.   Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.in the upper level Dining Room in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Public Welcome.    Adults $10; kids 6-12 $5; kids under 6 free.  Bloody Marys will be available for a nominal charge.  For information call 410-257-9878.  http://www.ALPost206.org

September 12- SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION MEETING – The  Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 will hold its monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Level Meeting Hall of the Post.  All Members are urged to attend and make their voices heard.  For more information, call Commander Ward at 410-610-7217.  http://www.ALPost206.org

September 15 –RIBS & CRAB DINNER – The Sons of the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 will present their popular ribs & crab dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on September 15.  The cost of $15 includes salad, sides, roll, and beverage.  Dinner will be served in the Lower Level Dining Room at the Post located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road, East on Route 260.  Questions should be directed to 410-257-9878.  Public warmly welcomed. http://www.alPost 206.org

September 15 MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  All members of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the regular meeting, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  For information call 410-257-9878. http://www.ALpost206.org

September 16 – 10am – noon. Oyster Planting and Counting.  All hands needed to load oyster cages and count oyster spat. Pizza at noon. Please bring a boat to move the cages. Wear water shoes.

September 19 – STEAK DINNER – Order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master.  The $15.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m..  Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room.  Public welcome.  For more information, call (410)257-9878.  http://www.ALpost206.org

September 19– AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP MEETING.  Want your voice heard?  Your help is needed.  All members of the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday September 19, in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260.  Inquiries should go to President Hendley at (202)246-3533.

September 20 – 5pm – The Wednesday Youth Bible Study Group of the Union Church in North Beach will serve a complimentary taco supper prior to regular prayer and fellowship. All are cordially invited. The Church is located next to the Town Hall at 8912 Chesapeake Avenue. Questions may be directed to (410)257-3555 or visit our Facebook page .

September 22 –  KARAOKE AT THE LEGION.  Join us for a good time from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge.  The Post is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public welcome. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.Org

New Utility Bill Online Bill Pay Site

We are excited to announce our new utility bill payment site. To take a look at the new system, click here  or click on the water spigot (right) or on the homepage of our Town’s website . The site has easy-to-follow instructions to register your account; you are also able to store payment info for future use. If you would prefer to just simply pay the bill without registering, click on the “Quick Pay” section.  Thank you for your patience during our Utility Billing Department changes.

Osprey Cam 2017

Check the osprey page (click the button) to view the camera and for osprey facts, etc.

July 15 – 0630hr – the third chick was observed landing on the nest platform, joining the other two chicks and one adult.  Shortly thereafter the other adult landed with a fish and feeding commenced.

July 13 – 1000hr – CBOCS volunteers, Chesapeake Beach Public Works personnel and Greg Kearns (Naturalist with Patuxent River Park) approached the nest platform to band the Osprey chicks before they reached fledging or flight stage.  However, our activity around the nest platform prompted one of the chicks to take off on its maiden flight.  It flew well, gained altitude and circled the general area at some distance, and it remained aloft until we left the area and lost sight of it.  As soon as the first chick took flight, we backed away from the platform so as to not disturb the remaining two chicks.  Time will tell whether the chick that took off will return to the nest platform — it should …  Greg was not surprised when one of the chicks took flight, even though fledging was supposed to be next week.  Some birds fly at 7 weeks of age or earlier, rather than the long term average of 8 weeks.

July 1 – 0800hr – The three chicks have grown rapidly and appear healthy.  Assuming that May 23 was the midpoint of hatching, fledging should occur around July 17.  Fledging is the time when a young bird has developed all feathers necessary for flight.

June 13 – 0800hr – All three chicks appear to be similar in size and equally alert, while “mom” stands alone on the perch adjacent to the nest.

June 04 – 0825hr – Breakfast time on the nest platform.  All three chicks are standing at times while one of the parents rips off small pieces of fish to feed the hungry mouths.  Last year there were two dark-headed chicks and one light-headed.  The same color patterns are apparent again this year, with “whitey” somewhat smaller (likely the last chick to hatch).

May 29 – some time during the last day or so Chick Number 3 hatched!  The next milestone for the young ospreys will be flight capability, which should occur about July 17 (55 days from the midpoint of hatching for the clutch).  You may recall that last year we lost the osprey cam in June due to a lightning strike.  Hopefully we’ll be able to follow the chicks as they grow and develop through fledging …

May 23 – 0730hr – Second chick confirmed!

May 21 – Nancy Feuerle reported that the first chick hatched some time during the afternoon today!  We should see another hatch or two in the next few days…

May 20 – 0600hr – No eggs have hatched yet, but next week we should see a chick or two or three!

May 01 – 1130hr- The apparent male (white chest) was incubating the eggs when the female (brown mottled chest) returned and resumed incubation within a few minutes.

April 20 – 1630hr – third egg confirmed!  Assuming an incubation period of 38 days (38-40) and a first egg date of April 15, hatching should start on or about May 23.

April 17 – must have been a busy Easter weekend because TWO eggs were observed at 0815hr today.   A clutch of three eggs is not uncommon, and three eggs hatched during 2016.  Perhaps in a couple more days we’ll see a third egg…

April 07 — both ospreys visit the nest occasionally throughout the day (as they have since the second half of the pair arrived), and the nest bowl appears to be ready.

March 30 — both ospreys observed on the platform daily since arrival.  Note the increasing appearance of small “nest material” (lighter in color and more plant-like as opposed to twigs and branches).

March 25 — They’re late, but an osprey was observed on the nest platform.  You may recall that the Town of Chesapeake Beach Public Works and CBOCS volunteers erected two osprey platforms during the Spring of 2014.  Last year a camera was placed above and adjacent to the eastern platform just in time for the ospreys’ return on March 17, 2016.  Those ospreys successfully fledged two chicks AFTER the camera was struck by lightning, preventing viewers from observing the fledging (flight development) process.

Just Added

Town Council Meeting Audio from August 17, 2017

Informational Work Session Minutes from August 03, 2017

Green Team page

Informational Work Session Audio from August 03, 2017

Taste the Beaches 2017 (including Mayor Pat Mahoney event interview with Comcast)

Town Council Meeting Minutes from June 15, 2017

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from July 19, 2017

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from June 07, 2017

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from June 14, 2017

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from May 10, 2017

Stars and Stripes Festival 2017 Photos

Annual Drinking Water Report for 2017

Requests for Proposals

2017 Spring Newsletter

TOWN OF CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MARYLAND – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION WITH INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT – Year Ended June 30, 2016 – click here

Mayor Pat Mahoney discusses Chesapeake Beach Charter Fishing opportunities and the 2017 Stars and Stripes Festival with Elena Russo (Comcast Newsmakers) – click here

Critical Area Map Update – A New Map Proposed by the Critical Area Commission, presented at the Mayor and Town Council Work Session on March 2, 2017

Chesapeake Beach Calendar 2017

Ordinances, Resolutions and Charter Amendments (ORCAs) — a Master List

Archived Posts

Solar Eclipse 2017 Monday August 21

Bayfront Park – Safe Again to Swim!

Barn Quilt Square Designs Wanted

North Beach VFD – Call for Volunteers

Mandatory Recount Completed – 2016 Town Election Results

Water & Sewer Rate Schedule effective July 1, 2016

Calvert Library and the Town of Chesapeake Beach proudly celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Bay Detachment

A 75th Birthday Recognition Nov. 13…

Chesapeake Beach Voter Registration / Candidate Filing / Election Information

SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE A SIGN…

Recycle Bins are again available

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

$500 REWARD

Observations from the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Osprey Cam

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