CHESAPEAKE BEACH WATER PARK OPEN FOR SUMMER FUN!

The Water Park re-opened on Thursday June 21, 2018.   The Chesapeake Beach Water Park staff and the Town’s Department of Public Works worked tirelessly to make repairs to leaks under the park infrastructure. We are happy to announce that the pools are full, and the issues have been successfully resolved.  For more information please visit www.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com .

 

Upcoming Town Meetings and Town Events

CHESAPEAKE BEACH WATER PARK OPEN FOR SUMMER FUN!  The Water Park re-opened on Thursday June 21, 2018.   The Chesapeake Beach Water Park staff and the Town’s Department of Public Works worked tirelessly to make repairs to leaks under the park infrastructure. We are happy to announce that the pools are full, and the issues have been successfully resolved.  For more information please visit www.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com .

2018 Moonlight Cruises – The Town of Chesapeake Beach invites you to spend a summer evening cruising aboard “Miss Lizzy,” docked at Rod ‘N’ Reel Marina. Miss Lizzy is sixty-five feet long and carries 65 passengers.  We are offering two cruise dates for Summer 2018;  Friday, July 20 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm and Friday, August 25 from 7 – 9 pm. The cost is $32 per person.   Although children are welcome, these cruises are more suited for adults. Tickets are available at Town Hall if paying with cash, check or credit card. For more information and / or to purchase tickets online, click here .

B Street Slope Assessment and the Beach Boardwalk Closure – for more information, click here .

The Chesapeake Beach 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report has been released.  To view a printable copy of the report, click here .

Taste the Beaches – For more information on the September event, visit the Town’s website or see us on  Facebook .   For a printable event flyer, click here .

Calendar Pictures for 2019 – We are accepting pictures anytime, you do not have to wait until the end of the year. Please send your calendar picture submissions in the highest resolution possible and preferably in .JPG to info@chesapeakebeachmd.gov  . Thank you!

June 27 – 7pm – Green Team meeting in Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

June 30 – 3:30pm @ Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park. A free musical performance by the U.S. Army Field Band “Six String Soldiers.”  The most followed military music group in the world, Six-String Soldiers is a five-member acoustic group performing bluegrass, country, folk, and Americana music. Plan on arriving early to enjoy the music, and hang around for the Fireworks at Dusk.

June 30 – Dusk – Fireworks over the Bay.  (Rain date July 3).  For a printable copy of the Traffic Plan that will go into effect around the time of the Fireworks, click here .

July 4th – Town Hall Closed

July 5 – 6pm – The Mayor and Town Council will hold a Special Meeting to amend an ordinance regarding building construction on or adjacent to steep slopes.  To view or print a copy of the agenda, click here .

July 9 – 5:30pm – The Ethics Commission will hold a monthly meeting in Town Hall.  The Public is welcome.

July 11 from 4:00 -7:00pm: The Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Detachment will hold a public Open House at the Northeast Community Center regarding the off-base drinking water investigation. For updates click here ,  or if you have specific questions, contact NRLCBDWATER@navy.mil or 1-855-NRLCBD1 (1-800-675-2231.

July 14 – Oyster transfer from Fishing Creek to Old Rock Reef — 10 AM – Noon @ Abner’s Boat Yard.  CBOCS needs 25 volunteers to unload oyster cages, scrape cages, deliver oysters via boat to the reef in the bay and measure oyster survivability rate.  This is a shine event. In event of rain the rain date is July 21 -10 AM – Noon.  GREAT EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EARN SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS.  Pier cage growers please bring your cages.

Employment Opportunities at the Town of Chesapeake Beach:  Are you looking for an opportunity to be outside for a couple hours a day helping to keep our Town clean? The Town Beautification Seasonal / Part Time Position is now available. If you are interested in being a part of a great team please contact Town Hall at (410) 257-2230 or click here .

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

CHESAPEAKE BEACH WATER PARK OPEN FOR SUMMER FUN!  The Water Park re-opened on Thursday June 21, 2018.   The Chesapeake Beach Water Park staff and the Town’s Department of Public Works worked tirelessly to make repairs to leaks under the park infrastructure. We are happy to announce that the pools are full, and the issues have been successfully resolved.  For more information please visit www.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com .

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Town expects the boardwalk from 14th and B street to 11th and B street (or the Bayfront Park B Street entrance) to be closed for the next 60 days. The Town needs to be assured that the soil above the boardwalk is stable prior to any repairs taking place on the boardwalk. Residents should be aware that the areas that are blocked off to the public are done so for safety and should not attempt to pass them. Thank you for your patience as we ensure the public’s safety.

2018 Moonlight Cruises – The Town of Chesapeake Beach invites you to spend a summer evening cruising aboard “Miss Lizzy,” docked at Rod ‘N’ Reel Marina. Miss Lizzy is sixty-five feet long and carries 65 passengers.  We are offering two cruise dates for Summer 2018; Saturday, June 16 (CANCELLED), Friday, July 20 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm and Friday, August 25 from 7 – 9 pm. The cost is $32 per person.   Although children are welcome, these cruises are more suited for adults. Tickets are available at Town Hall if paying with cash, check or credit card.  For more information and / or to purchase tickets online, click here .

Employment Opportunities at the Town of Chesapeake Beach:  Are you looking for an opportunity to be outside for a couple hours a day helping to keep our Town clean? The Town Beautification Seasonal / Part Time Position is now available. If you are interested in being a part of a great team please contact Town Hall at (410) 257-2230 or click here .

2018 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest – Enter the 2018 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest!  The 15th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through August 31, 2018. Winners will be featured in the department’s 2019 wall calendar and published in the winter 2019 edition of the magazine. Enter now—online or by mail—for your chance to win cash, state parks passports and other terrific prizes! Details here .

Taste the Beaches – For more information on the September event, visit the Town’s website or see us on  Facebook .  For a printable event flyer, click here .

Calendar Pictures for 2019 – We are accepting pictures anytime, you do not have to wait until the end of the year. Please send your calendar picture submissions in the highest resolution possible and preferably in .JPG to info@chesapeakebeachmd.gov . Thank you!

The Chesapeake Beach 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report has been released.  To view a printable copy of the report, click here .

2018 Southern Maryland Child Car Seat Check-Up Events,  click here .

Tuesdays – Bingo at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. $5000 jackpot. Admission is $8.00 per person.  Doors open at 5 PM and Bingo starts at 7:30 PM. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information please call 301-855-0520.  NOTE: No bingo at North Beach Firehouse on 6/26 and 7/3.

June 24th – 29th -Join Bayside Baptist Church for  GAME ON: Vacation Bible School. Children age 3 to 5th Grade. For more information, visit their website or 410-257-0721.

June 27 – 7pm – Green Team meeting in Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

June 30 – 3:30pm @ Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park. A free musical performance by the U.S. Army Field Band “Six String Soldiers.”  The most followed military music group in the world, Six-String Soldiers is a five-member acoustic group performing bluegrass, country, folk, and Americana music. Plan on arriving early to enjoy the music, and hang around for the Fireworks at Dusk.

June 30 – Dusk – Fireworks over the Bay.  (Rain date July 3).  For a printable copy of the Traffic Plan that will go into effect around the time of the Fireworks, click here .

July 2 -6-8:30 pm.  Twin Beaches Library will be showing Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern times” on their big screen, Dr. Brian Real, our local expert on silent films, will be leading a discussion before and after the viewing. Fee free to bring your own nibbles! Questions? Call 410-257-2411

July 4th – Town Hall Closed

July 5 – 6pm – The Mayor and Town Council will hold a Special Meeting to amend an ordinance regarding building construction on or adjacent to steep slopes.  To view or print a copy of the agenda, click here .

July 9 – 5:30pm – The Ethics Commission will hold a monthly meeting in Town Hall.  The Public is welcome.

July 11 from 4:00 -7:00pm: The Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Detachment will hold a public Open House at the Northeast Community Center regarding the off-base drinking water investigation. For updates click here ,  or if you have specific questions, contact NRLCBDWATER@navy.mil or 1-855-NRLCBD1 (1-800-675-2231.

July 14 – Oyster transfer from Fishing Creek to Old Rock Reef — 10 AM – Noon @ Abner’s Boat Yard.  CBOCS needs 25 volunteers to unload oyster cages, scrape cages, deliver oysters via boat to the reef in the bay and measure oyster survivability rate.  This is a shine event. In event of rain the rain date is July 21 -10 AM – Noon.  GREAT EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EARN SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS.  Pier cage growers please bring your cages.

For more information on any of the above “Happenings,” contact Marti Gilpin (Office and Community Involvement Coordinator for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)  410-257-2230  or via email  .

Osprey Cam 2018

June 21 @ 0700hr – Breakfast time on the platform as the three chicks line up for chunks of fish being passed from one of the adults.  The chicks appear to be healthy and growing fast.

June 5 @ 0730hr – All three chicks sleeping with one adult on the perch.  The size difference is less obvious now, which is a good indication that the advantage of the “older” chicks is less important.

May 29 @ 0730hr – Third chick confirmed!  The third (and final) egg hatched over the weekend and this morning appears noticeably smaller than it nest mates.  Time will tell whether the latecomer will find the strength and determination to claim its fair share of food offered by the parents.  The next significant event in the lives of our young Ospreys will be fledging or flight capability, generally 50-55 days after the midpoint of hatching.  Assuming a midpoint of hatching date of May 25, practice flights should commence around July 17.

May 24 @ 0845hr – Apparently right on schedule, two chicks were observed.  Due to resolution limits this year, it’s difficult to determine the status of the third egg.  It could be a couple more days before we know the fate of the third egg…

April 30 @ 0730hr – incubation continues non-stop and one of the adults is constantly on the eggs.  Assuming that the first egg was laid April 14 or 15, hatching should commence 38-40 days later or about May 23…

April 22 @ 0850hr – third egg observed…  perhaps the last egg, although clutches of 4 are not uncommon.

April 19 @ 0630hr – second egg observed…  Recall that the delay between eggs is often responsible for size difference in young Osprey chicks that favors the larger, more aggressive young at feeding time.

April 18 @ 0730hr – still one egg…

April 16 @ 1840hr – one egg obvious, no other eggs apparent.

April 15 @ 1000hr – one egg confirmed.  One of the pair was observed rotating the egg.

April 12 @ 1850hr – one egg probably in the nest.  One of the pair spends most of the time apparently incubating.  Recall that both members of the pair share in incubation duties.  It has been difficult verifying the presence of an egg visually, but incubation behavior is a good indication that an egg is likely present.

April 4 – The Osprey Cam along the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail was brought online after technical difficulties were resolved.  The camera feed mechanism may change later this spring, but for now the video is online and stable.  Both Ospreys have returned (presumably the same pair that has nested on the platform the last few years) and have been observed bringing new nest material to the nest on multiple occasions.  To view the Osprey Cam, click the button.

Just Added

Town Council Meeting Audio from June 21, 2018

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from May 09, 2018

Chesapeake Beach 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Informational Work Session Audio from May 3, 2018

Town Council Meeting Minutes from March 15, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from April 12, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from March 8, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from February 22, 2018

FY2017 Chesapeake Beach Financial Report

Emergency Work Session Audio from March 5, 2018

CBOCS 7th Anniversary Annual Meeting (2018)

Economic Development Committee Reports (numerous)

Chesapeake Beach Calendar 2018

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from September 13, 2017

Comcast interview with Mayor Pat Mahoney, who discusses upcoming holiday season events — click here .

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from September 13, 2017

BGE’S WINTER READINESS MESSAGE

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from September 25, 2017

Chesapeake Beach Fall 2017 Newsletter

Emergency Management – The Mission of the Town’s Emergency Management program is to minimize the effects of future disasters through mitigation, planning, and partnering to obtain resources and response efforts. The coordination of response agencies during a disaster event and public education and awareness for disaster preparedness is a vital part of these efforts.  For more information on emergency preparedness, cold weather, hurricanes, communications etc., click here .

Taste the Beaches Festival 2017

Archived Posts

Osprey Cam 2017

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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