On Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1 Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will pave the approaches to the Fishing Creek Bridge on MD 261 in Chesapeake Beach. The NIGHT paving work will require a single lane closure, with a flagging operation, for the two evening between the hours of 8:00p.m and 5:00am. All work is weather permitting.
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.
The Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation begins April 1st. Take a minute and make your commitment to protect our natural resources and help Chesapeake Beach show the rest of the nation we care about our planet. Remember to sign up between April 1 and April 30. Click on the SAVE WATER button! For a printable event flyer, click here .
END HUNGER BIKE RIDERS will be coming through Chesapeake Beach Saturday morning, April 29 between 7:30 – 10 am. Please watch for them as you travel throughout our community!
TOWN RESIDENTS – Sticks, twigs and branches will be picked up April through November by Public Works – Must be cut into 3 foot lengths and bundled together. The schedule may be found on the Town website here . Printable trash schedules may be found here .
Great news from the Chesapeake Beach Water Park for 2017! Due to the Calvert County Schools closing earlier than originally planned, the Chesapeake Beach Water Park is going to open on WEEKDAYS earlier than originally planned! We will of course be open on weekends starting Memorial Day Weekend but then we will open on WEEKDAYS starting Friday, June 9th! Mark your Town Calendars now so that you don’t miss our new week day opening date of June 9th! See you soon! Please visit our website for more information.
Fishing Creek Bridge Update — On Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1 Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will pave the approaches to the Fishing Creek Bridge on MD 261 in Chesapeake Beach. The NIGHT paving work will require a single lane closure, with a flagging operation, for the two evenings between the hours of 8:00p.m and 5:00am. All work is weather permitting.
April 28 from 5:30 – 7 pm — BUILD YOUR OWN TACO DINNER – Join us for this unforgettable dinner in the lower level dining room. Cost is $12 including beverage. American Legion Post 206. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878; public welcome. http://www.ALpost206.org
April 29 from 10:00am – 1:00pm – Bayfront Park Community Clean-up. In honor of last week’s Earth Day and to help prepare the Bayfront Park beach and boardwalk for the 2017 summer season, the Town of Chesapeake Beach is sponsoring a community clean-up event at the park. Please join us and help keep the town beautiful and our natural areas trash free. We will meet at Bayfront Park beach. Water, gloves, rakes, trash grabbers, and trash bags will be provided. Dress for the weather. If you have questions, contact Keith Pardieck (email@example.com).
April 29 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP-OFF. Presented by the Calvert County Health Department, Parks & Recreation and/or the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse. Northeast Community Center (4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach). For a schedule of Opioid Abuse Awareness events, click here .
May 2 – Workshop(s) on Teenager’s Brain and How to Communicate Better with Them. Two sessions on different topics (2:30 – 5:30pm and 6:00 – 9:00pm with Pizza and Salad at 5:30pm). Space is limited – RSVP by Tuesday, April 25 to Lorraine Joyner via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410-535-1600 x 8803. College of Southern MD, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Conference Center. For a printable event flyer, click here .
May 2 – 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
May 5 from 6 – 9pm – Kellam’s Field Baseball Games – Local Teams – Public Welcome
May 6 from 1-4pm – National Train Day, at the Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach. Join us in celebrating “National Train Day” on the porch of the Railway Museum with train-themed games and crafts. Free event, open to the public, drop-ins welcome. Contact Correine Moore at email@example.com or 410-257-3892 for more information. For a printable copy of the event flyer, click here .
May 7 at 10:30AM – Bayside Baptist Church – Homecoming Celebration – All are invited to join us for our special Homecoming Celebration. Our Worship service will feature the music of the Promised Land Quartet. Bayside Baptist is located at 3009 East Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. For further information, please call 410-257-0712 or check out our website at www.baysidebaptist.com
May 9 at 6 pm – The Chesapeake Beach Ethics Commission will hold a meeting at Town Hall. This meeting is open to the public.
May 9 – 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
May 10 at 7 pm – Planning and Zoning Meeting at Chesapeake Beach Town Hall
May 13 from 7:30 – 9:30am – Bayfront Park Nature Walk & Talk: Our Feathered Friends. Join Mikey Lutmerding, biologist, naturalist and premier birder of the mid-Atlantic region, on a bird identification walk through Bayfront Park where he will help you see, identify and learn a little bit about the natural history of the many resident and migratory song birds sharing our community park. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk, at a leisurely pace, up to two miles. Bring Binoculars, birding field guide, and water. Event suitable for ages 12+, minors must be accompanied by responsible adult. The event is free but pre-registration is required since group size will be limited to 15 people. To pre-register, contact Keith Pardieck by 5:00 pm, May 11 (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 301-792-1103).
May 13 at 9 am – Heritage Tour at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
May 13 from 10 am – 12 pm – Beach Bucs Registration at the North East Community Center
May 13 from 8 am – 12 pm – Yard Sale at the North Beach Fire Department Auxiliary in Parking Area. Clear your closets and make a few bucks! Or come and find the treasure of a lifetime! 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.
May 16 – 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
May 18 at 6:45 pm – Town Council Meeting at the Chesapeake Beach Town Hall
May 19 at 6 pm – Quarter Craze at North Beach Fire Hall – Sponsored by North Beach VFD Auxiliary, auction starts at 7:00; Cost: $3.00 per paddle to bid for prizes. Food will be available for purchase. Bring your quarters and appetite for a night of fun! Proceeds benefit the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. The Firehouse is located at 8536 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732. For more information, please contact email@example.com .
May 21 from 1-4 pm – Spring Family Fun Day at the Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave, Chesapeake Beach. Families are invited to the Northeast Community Center in Chesapeake Beach for the annual Railway Museum sponsored “Spring Family Fun Day.” Activities include crafts, bingo, prizes, refreshments, moon bounce, face-painting and a family-friendly show featuring Mr. Bond and the Science Guys. Free event, open to the public, drop-ins welcome. Contact Correine Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-257-3892 for more information. For a printable copy of the event flyer, click here .
They’re late (March 25), 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.
Check the osprey page (click the button) to view the camera and for osprey facts, etc.
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).
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
Ordinances, Resolutions and Charter Amendments (ORCAs) — a Master List
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