Chesapeake Beach Happenings

WEEK/BUY LOCAL CHALLENGE –– Celebrate Southern Maryland’s strong agricultural heritage and enjoy great fresh food by participating in the annual BUY LOCAL CHALLENGE.  For more information, click here .

CONGRATULATIONS!! The Wastewater Treatment Plant won the Wastewater System of the year for 2018!  This honor goes out to the staff of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Public Works Department for the Town of Chesapeake Beach. The recently completed Enhanced Nutrient Removal upgrade improves the quality and consistency of the treatment process for years to come. They look forward to continuously providing the same high-quality system operations for the Town and the Chesapeake Bay and no doubt they will!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Please be sure to put your trash and recycling out the evening before your pick up. The trash company will begin pick ups at 5:00 am due to the summer heat this will continue until September.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All candidates for public office who displayed political signs during the recent primary are reminded to please remove them if you have not done so, as per Town Code §290-22, Section F (1) (j) Temporary signs announcing a campaign, drive, or event of a civic, philanthropic, educational, or religious organization. Such signs shall not exceed 12 square feet in area and shall be removed not more than five days after the event. Temporary signs shall not be permitted for more than 60 days per year.  Signs must be removed by July 31st to avoid Code Enforcement citation.

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 one more cruise date for Summer 2018; 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 .

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. The pictures must be from Chesapeake Beach.  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.

July 26 – 7:00pm – Green Team Meeting in Town Hall Conference room

July 27th from 11am to 1pm – Free Food Distribution for those in Need.  St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the MD Food Bank are co-sponsoring this event. St Anthony’s Catholic Church main parking lot (8816 Chesapeake Ave. in North Beach). No identification needed. Call 301.494.7830 with questions. Bring your own shopping bags! For a printable event flyer, click here .

July 28 (NEW DATE) – 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.  GREAT EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EARN SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS.  Pier cage growers please bring your cages.  Rain date is August 4.

August 2 – 6:00pm – Work session in Town Hall Chambers.

August 9 – 7:00pm -Board of Appeals in Town Hall Chambers.

August 16 – Town Council meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

August 27 – 1:30pm (Please note time) Ethics Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

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  .