Navy Research Lab testing this week…

The Randle Cliff Detachment of the Navy Research Lab will be conducting testing beginning on June 20, 2017 and possibly running through June 23, 2017.  They will be flying a Lear Jet at very low altitudes while conducting this testing; as low as 200 to 300 feet off the ground.  Please do not be alarmed and “enjoy the show.”

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is closed today (June 23)  due to weather conditions and the water main break.  Please check their website for updates.

The Town of Chesapeake Beach has planned to participate in the Calvert County Barn Quilt Square program. This unique effort, a collaboration with the Arts  Council of Calvert County (ACCC), installs an 8’x8’ or smaller plywood “quilt square”, fabricated and placed on certain structures throughout the county. The art, aimed at economic development also becomes another source of community pride. As such, We are in search of designs for consideration as our official TOCB Barn Quilt Square. The actual plywood square will  be built by the ACCC and anyone can submit a design. We are looking for designs that express our Town bayside style and atmosphere. For more information, contact Councilman Greg Morris via email or 301-873-4036 or click here .

The Chesapeake Beach Faststop has agreed to place a jar in the store for loose change and donations for Calvert Meals on Wheels. The company will give us a 100% match of the amount collected in the jar​. The fundraising will start on June 1 and will continue until June 30. Please visit Faststop and donate to this worthy cause.

June 23-25 – The North Beach American Film Festival.  For more information, go to www.nbaff.org .

June 26 – 9:30 – 10:40 am – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Swim Lessons Begin (Session 1)

June 26 – 12 – 3 pm – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Water Park Character Day

June 26 – June 30 – 6 – 8:30 pm – Union Church in North Beach – Vacation Bible School “Galactic Starveyors.”  All are invited!  Come join the fun!  Pre-K thru 8th Grade.  Sign up online at www.nbuc.org/upcoming-events.html or call Union Church at 410-257-3555 for more information.

June 26 at 7 pm – Northeast Community Center – The newly formed Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club will hold a meeting in room M1 of the Northeast Community Center located at 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD. Topics for discussion will include club projects including a model train layout for future display. This event is free and open to the public.

June 27 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ price until 4 pm; Free after 4.

June 27 – Bingo at the North Beach Fire Department. Admission is $8.00 per person. Doors open at 5:00 and Bingo starts at 7:30. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Firehouse at 301-855-0520

June 29 – 10 – 11 am -Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Children’s Summer Fun Program

July 1 – Noon to 4 pm – Union Church in North Beach – Old Fashioned Church Picnic at Union Church in North Beach.  Fried chicken and picnic favorites!  Live music by “All Things New” band!  Moon bounce, arts & crafts, bubbles!  Fun for the young and young at heart!  It’s all FREE!  We look forward to seeing you!

July 2 – Dusk – Chesapeake Beach Fireworks Over the Bay – rain date July 3

July 4 – Town Hall Closed in Observance of Independence Day

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

July 6 – 10 -11 am – Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Children’s Summer Fun Program

July 7 – 7:30 – 9:30 pm –  Chesapeake Beach Water Park –Night Slides

July 7 – 7 -11 pm American Legion Post 206 – ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear acoustic music by Ross Crampton 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

July 8 – 8 am to 1 pm –  Union Church in North Beach – Yard and Bake Sale – Come and shop for treasures and tasty treats!  Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

July 8 – 10 am – 2 pm – North East Community Center – Beach Bucs Registration

July 8 – 10 am – Chesapeake Beach Oyster Conservation Society – 1.5 hour nature walk along Fishing Creek on the Railway Trail.  Sign up with John Bacon at johnbacon1@comcast.net

July 8 – 8 am – 12 pm – North Beach Fire Dept. Auxiliary Yard Sale – Clear your closets and make a few bucks! Or come and find the treasure of a lifetime at our yard sale! Tables are $15, or $25 for two, and must be reserved in advance. To reserve a table, contact Diana after 5:00 pm at 410.231.1775.

July 8 – 8 – 11:30 pm –American Legion Post 206 – 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. from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30. The modest 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

July 11 – 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Bay Breeze Concert, local favorites, the Dixie Ramblers, always entertain their devoted fans and newcomers alike with their syncopated rhythms of yesteryear. Free and open to the public.

July 11 – Bingo at the North Beach Fire Department. Admission is $8.00 per person. Doors open at 5:00 and Bingo starts at 7:30. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Firehouse at 301-855-0520

July 11 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ price until 4 pm; Free after 4.

July 12 – 7 pm – Chesapeake Beach Town Hall – Planning & Zoning

July 13 – 10 – 11 am – Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Children’s Summer Fun Program – Eco-Printing

July 14 – 7:30 -9:30 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Night Slides

July 15 – 10 am – 2 pm – North East Community Center – Beach Bucs Registration

July 18 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ price until 4 pm; Free after 4.

July 20 – 10 – 11 am – Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Children’s Summer Fun Program – S.T.E.A.M.

July 20 – 7 pm – Chesapeake Beach Town Hall – Town Council Meeting

July 21 – 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Night Slides

July 21 – 7:30 – 9:30 – Moonlight Cruise – Sponsored by the Town of Chesapeake Beach and partnering with Roland’s of Chesapeake Station – Wine Tasting Cruise – for more info and tickets, click here .

July 22 – 10am – 2pm – North East Community Center – Beach Bucs Registration

Fireworks Over the Bay July 2

Fireworks Over the Bay July 2, 2017 – Dusk (Rain Dale – July 3, 2017) —  Traffic Plan for Twin Beaches on the night of Fireworks: The traffic plan is set up to eliminate all left hand turns on a portion of Route 261 going through the Twin Beaches, eliminating the need to stop traffic randomly and enabling traffic to flow with minimal stopping.  The centerline of Route 261 will be blocked with delineation devices that will prohibit vehicles from making U-turns. Traffic north of Route 260 along Route 261 on the east side of Route 261 must make right turns and exit left on 5th Street to Boyd’s Turn Road to Route 260. Traffic on the west side of Route 261 must make a right turn and exit on 27th Street to G Street to Route 260. Traffic south of Route 260 along Route 261 on the east side of Route 261 must make a right turn and must turn left onto Route 260. Traffic on the west side of Route 261 must turn right and continue along Route 261 to Summer City Blvd or continue south to Ponds Wood Road and proceed to Maryland Route 4.​

The above Traffic Plan will be instituted around the time of the start of Fireworks.  For a printable copy of this notice, click here .

Barn Quilt Square Designs Wanted

The Town of Chesapeake Beach has planned to participate in the Calvert County Barn Quilt Square program. This unique effort, a collaboration with the Arts Council of Calvert County (ACCC), installs an 8’x8’ or smaller plywood “quilt square”, fabricated and placed on certain structures throughout the county. The art, aimed at economic development also becomes another source of community pride. As such, We are in search of designs for consideration as our official TOCB Barn Quilt Square. The actual plywood square will be built by the ACCC and anyone can submit a design.  We are looking for designs that express our Town bayside style and atmosphere.  For more information, contact Councilman Greg Morris via email or 301-873-4036 or  click here .

New Utility Bill Online Bill Pay Site

We are excited to announce our new utility bill payment site. We invite you to take a look by following this link; https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/chesapeakebeachmd or click on the water spigot here 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.

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 18 (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 June 15, 2017

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from May 10, 2017

Informational Work Session Minutes from June 01 2017

Town Council Meeting Minutes from May 18, 2017

Stars and Stripes Festival 2017 Photos

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from May 09, 2017

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from June 07, 2017

Annual Drinking Water Report for 2017

Informational Work Session Audio from June 01, 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

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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