Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival – May 27, 2017 Highlight

Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler brings to life a captivating narrative portraying everyday life at a battlefield hospital in France during WWI including bitter winters with frozen medicine, intense exhaustion and overcrowded facilities. Inspired by letters sent home by nurses stationed at the Hopkins Base Hospital 18 from 1917-19. This is a free event: “Ready to Serve,” part of the Stars & Stripes Festival sponsored by the Town of Chesapeake Beach.

Upcoming Town meetings (3)

The Mayor and Town Council will hold an informational work session on June 1 beginning at 6 pm.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on June 6, 2017 beginning at 7 pm for a variance request to allow construction of an accessory building (shed) at 8324 Bayside Road.

The Chesapeake Beach Ethics Commission will hold a meeting on June 7, 2017 beginning at 6 pm.

Join the GREEN TEAM

The Mayor invites those that are interested in improving the environmental sustainability of the Town of Chesapeake Beach to join its newly formed GREEN TEAM .  Individuals that are excited about bringing energy, innovative ideas and having fun with other community members, in support of maintaining a sustainable Town, should reach out to Mayor Pat at mayorpat@chesapeakebeachmd.gov by June 2nd, 2017.

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.

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

May 27 at 11 am to 7 pm – Water Park opens for the season; weekends & holiday Mondays only!

May 27 – 29 Memorial Day Weekend – Join us for the 6th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival. For a full schedule of events please visit us on Facebook at  and on our Town website .

May 27 from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 – American Legion Post 206 – MOTOWN NIGHT What’s your favorite tune? The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas. Tickets available at the door. Public warmly welcomed. For information call 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.org .

May 30 – 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 1 – 6 pm -Chesapeake Beach Town Hall – The Mayor and Town Council will hold an informational work session.

June 3 (rain date: June 4) from 5 pm – 7 pm — Bayfront Park Nature Walk & Talk Series:  The Coastal Geology of Calvert Cliffs and Bayfront Park Beach (a.k.a., Brownies Beach). Join Chesapeake Beach’s own Dr. Ken Rasmussen, Professor of Geology at Northern Virginia Community College, as he describes the dynamic geological forces that formed the cliffs and continues to shape them to this day. Dress for the weather, and be prepared to get wet up to your knees. Event suitable for ages 12+, minors must be accompanied by responsible adult. The event is free but pre-registration is required as group size will be limited to 15 people. To pre-register, contact Keith Pardieck by 5:00 pm, June 1st (kpardieck@chesapeakebeachmd.gov ; 301-792-1103).

June 6 – 7 pm – Chesapeake Beach Town Hall – The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a hearing for a variance request to allow construction of an accessory building (shed) at 8324 Bayside Road.

June 6 – 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 7 – 6 pm – Chesapeake Beach Town Hall – The Chesapeake Beach Ethics Commission will hold a meeting.

June 9 – 7 – 11 pm – American Legion Post 206 – ACOUSTIC MUSIC – For your listening pleasure, join us in the Lower Level Lounge to hear music from Ross Crampton 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

June 9 at 9 pm – Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – To celebrate the 117th Anniversary of the founding of the Town of Chesapeake Beach on June 9, 1900 as well as the 20th Anniversary of the Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, we present these highlight events on Friday, June 9, 2017: 6:00pm on the porch of the Railway Museum: complimentary champagne toast for 21+, dedication of “The Dolores” train car that sits outside the Railway Museum as “The Loveless and Finlon Education Center” with a walk-through tour of the train car. Free and open to the public. 7:00pm: Old-fashioned picnic-style dinner at the Rod ‘N Reel, 4165 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach with program highlighting the history of the Railway Museum over the past 20 years. $25 per person for dinner. Contact Hilary Dailey for tickets: 301-855-4028

June 10 at 10 am – Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail – CBOCS NATURE WALKS – CBOCS will be conducting 1.5 hour nature walks along Fishing Creek. Each walk includes “The Nature Bingo Card” challenging each participant to observe the many interesting sites. Stops include the Oysterquarium, the oyster reef to tong for oysters, the water quality monitoring station, the osprey platform viewing, and the mosquito repellent and pollinator gardens. The walk is limited to 15 people, so sign up with John Bacon at johnbacon1@comcast.net .

June 10 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.

June 10 – American Legion Post 206 – COUNTRY DANCE. For a fun time, come to the Country Dance. If you can’t dance, teachers will be available to give instruction. One hour lessons commence at 7:00 p.m. followed by dancing from 8:00 p.m. until midnight. The Modest price of $15.00 per person includes soft drinks or draft beer and light munchies. Upper level Ballroom in Chesapeake Beach on Route 260. For information call 410-257- 9878

June 13 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Summer Bay Breeze Concert – Patty Reese – Winner of 17 WAMMIES, Patty Reese delights audiences with her mix of blues, soul and roots rock. Patty has been compared to the likes of Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan. Free and open to the public.

June 13 – 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 14 –6:00 pm – American Legion Post 206 – Annual Flag Day Ceremony at the Post, outdoors upper level Parking Lot All members and the general public are invited to attend. For information call (410) 257-9878. www.ALPost206.org .

June 16– 8:00 pm until midnight – KARAOKE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 206. Join us for a good time 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

 

 

Osprey Cam 2017

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.

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).

Just Added

Town Council Meeting Minutes from April 20, 2017

Requests for Proposals

Informational Work Session Minutes from January – May 2017

Town Council Meeting Audio from May 18, 2017

2017 Spring Newsletter

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

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from May 09, 2017

Informational Work Session Audio from May 04, 2017

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from March 08, 2017

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

Town Council Meeting Audio from April 20, 2017

Opioid Abuse Awareness Committee Meeting Minutes from April 18, 2017

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

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from March 08, 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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