Chesapeake Beach Happenings

State of the Town Mayoral Address, January 2018 – click here

We ask that residents join our elected officials, and the Maryland Municipal League, in petitioning our legislators to support the Highway User Revenue restoration bill during this 2018 General Assembly. Please find a 60-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) below, for further information on the need to restore funds for local roads. Please share on social media and your network to build awareness of the need to restore funds to local municipalities.  To view the PSA video, click here .

Information on how to reach our legislators:
Senator Mike Miller can be reached at 410-841-3700
Delegate Mark Fisher can be reached at 410-841-3231

BGE has assessed trees within the Town of Chesapeake Beach and found the area to be highly infected with Emerald Ash Borer beetles. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an exotic pest of ash trees and has killed millions of this tree species already. For more information, click here .  Routine tree maintenance and removal began in January 2018 and will continue over the next month. There is a strong effort to remove infected ash trees to prevent the infections from spreading. BGE, through its contractor Lewis Tree Services, has already begun notifying individual property owners if they have trees targeted for maintenance. Residents can call 800-685-0123 at any time to make a report of a tree that may be of threat to the power lines. BGE greatly appreciates the Town and the residents for the cooperation as we work to maintain and improve reliability in the area.  Current regulations, arising from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) Rule Making 43 proceeding (RM 43) following the enactment of the 2011 Maryland Electricity Service Quality and Reliability Act, require utilities to perform routine tree trimming and removals around BGE facilities as well as mowing along our transmission line rights-of-way.

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Scorpion Brewing Co. is excited to invite the public to enter in an AHA (American Homebrewers Association) sanctioned Home Brew Competition. Home-brewed beer will be accepted from January 11, 2018 – March 31, 2018 and live judging of “Best in Show” will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:30pm at the Scorpion Brewing Co. Tap Room, located at 929 Skinners Turn Road in Owings, Maryland. Best in Show judging event on April 7 is free and open to the public.

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

February 20 from 3:30pm -5:30 There will be a JOB FAIR at the Northeast Community Center

February 21 @ 7pm –Taste the Beaches organizing committee in Town Hall.

February 22 @ 6pm – Ethics Commission Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.  For a printable copy of the meeting agenda, click here .

February 22 @ 7pm –Green Team Committee meeting in Town Hall.

March 1 @ 6pm – The Mayor and Town Council will hold a monthly Informational Work Session at Town Hall. The Public is invited.

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.

THE FLOATING LOTUS CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) will be delivering this upcoming growing season to Chesapeake Beach.  For more information and to sign up for a vegetable share check out https://www.floatinglotusfarmstead.com .

For the month of February – featured in the Town Hall atrium is the work of local artist, Andi Witherow. Stop by and see “ArtJunk by Andi” — it is fun, unique and made with recycled materials!

March 14 — Calvert Mobile Health Center will be at the following location: St. Anthony’s (Ladies of Charity) Food Pantry -8823 Dayton Ave., NB, MD from 10 AM – 2 PM

FREE SERVICES PROVIDED:  * Blood Pressure Screening* Weight Checks * Skin Cancer Screening * Breast Exams (no mammograms) * Review of medications and explanation * Education on medical conditions, such as Diabetes, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure * Wound Checks * Health Risk Assessments.  REFERRALS TO APPROPRIATE SERVICES IF NECESSARY

March 18 from 1-3pm.  2018 Easter Festival @ Kellam’s Field.  No Rain Date. In case of rain or snow, the event will be moved indoors to Northeast Community Center.  THE EASTER BUNNY • SUPERHEROES • BALLOON ANIMALS • FACE PAINTING • MUSIC • INFLATABLES • and so much more!  For a printable event flyer, click here .

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  .