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The Caper – November 2020 Edition

Fall has settled over Cape St. Claire. It was a GREAT Halloween Saturday night, it was truly great to see so many Capers having a safe and fun time. So many tables setup and the conveniently placed beer tubes were a real treat! Yes, things are different but does that mean it has to be bad? If Halloween was proof that change can be a good thing, I’m excited for the holidays. The new Caper has landed in everyone’s laps. The President’s message talks about trying to keep your mental health at the forefront of your minds… as the temperatures get colder, it’s important to look out of you, especially during these times. Don’t forget that the Yearly meeting will be taking place virtually on January 12th at 7:30pm; more details to follow.

Ryan, the town manager, discusses the train wreck that has been 2020 and delivers a great yearly review. He does mention that electricity will be installed at the guest shack in time for the Christmas Tree lighting. He also reminds us that we’ll be voting on the budget in the January meeting.

This Caper does contain the budget that will be voted on at the upcoming yearly meeting. Please review and email us with any questions. The Garden Club’s next meeting will be held at Bay Head Park Pavilion on Sunday, November 29th at 3-5pm. More details on this are in this Caper. Goshen Farms highlights Becky Benner in their article this month as well as a reminder that they could sure use your donations. Information on how to do so is in this Caper. Cape Conservation has a great article by Stacey Wildberger that highlights their 2020 so don’t miss it.

We will be having the Christmas Tree Lighting on November 29th.. more details to come! Stay safe everyone and see you around the Cape.

Quarterly Meeting for October 27th at 7:30pm

Please be sure you sign up to attend the quarterly meeting on October 27th at 7:30pm.

You can call in using the following information:

+1 (213) 929-4212
Code: 977-337-146

Registration URL:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6204228966233500685
Webinar ID
667-139-091

 

The Caper – October 2020 Edition

I’ve run out of words to describe 2020. There’s truly never been anything like it … at least in my lifetime. I wanted to chat about the amazing fall events coming up. Can’t. I want to hype up what’s on the horizon for our Holiday events. Can’t. I’d love to talk about back to school and how much the parents have needed that after a long summer. Can’t. Can’t. Can’t. I’m going to add a facepalm emoji here… 🤦‍♂️.

Bill’s Presidential message is more of the same. He does bring more clarity to the pier situation. If you haven’t read about that yet, jump into this month’s newest Caper. The beach project(s) will begin in full force by the spring of 2021. Both site 1 and site 2 projects will be done concurrently. It’s going to be a great time to be a Caper. Ryan discusses some changes to how the county will be picking up the falling leaves this year. I won’t spoil that news to you here. Our quarterly meeting is scheduled for October 27th at 7:30pm. We hope to have a more viable option to host it this time around. Also, don’t forget, Sunday November 1st at 2:00am, the clocks fall on back an hour.

With all things COVID, Halloween Happenings will be different this year. They will be doing a “Guess the weight of the pumpkin” contest outside of the clubhouse. In addition, they will be driving Charlie Brown and the Great Halloween Pumpkin throughout the community. More information can be found on their Facebook page as well as this month’s Caper!

Goshen Farm needs your help! This year has been a tough one for fundraising and so they could sure use your help. See information in this month’s Caper for information on how you can contribute to this great historical landmark.

Congratulations to Louise Zeitlin for being the Cape Conservation Corp’s 3rd quarter Habitat Hero winner. See the great write-up in this month’s Caper.

Leaves are changing… temps are getting cooler… but we still need those masks. Stay safe Capers.

The Caper – September 2020 Edition

Larry Hogan announced yesterday that Maryland will be in Phase 3 of COVID recovery on Friday. That’s good news. Some would argue that’s too fast and others would say it’s too slow. No debate on that here. It’s nice to see us climbing out of the COVID doldrums and trying to find out sense of what normal used to be. Events around the Cape still continue to be cancelled. We hope to have something in October but perhaps that’s simply wishful thinking. Maybe we can light the Cape tree in December. Maybe Santa can come for a visit…? I’m skeptical but am hopeful.

We’ve received most of the required permits to get started on the beach project(s). Now, we have to wait for the contractor(s). Due to the project’s delays, we won’t be able to start in 2020 but we’re on target to start (and complete!) work on both projects at the same time in the spring of 2021. We absolutely cannot wait for that, It’s been a long road to get to this point. Thanks to all board members for their hard work this year and in previous years to get us to where we are today.

Bill’s Presidential message is the standard stuff from that stiff … say that 5 times fast. Ryan’s town manager message talks about the ways you can get your lawn ready for the fall. He also reminds everyone about the Quarterly meeting, scheduled for October 27th 2020. Cape Cleanup is scheduled for September 18th and 19th. This Caper has more information about that. Cape Conservation Corps is hosting their fall plant sale on Saturday September 26th from 9am until noon at the field behind the clubhouse. They will be practicing safe social distancing. The Garden Club is hosting their annual Seed and Cutting Exchange on Tuesday, October 6th, 5-6pm. They will practice social distancing, in the parking corral behind the Clubhouse.

Please don’t miss out on the tribute to Josephine Gardner. A long time Cape board member, she was a tremendous influence and hard worker for this community for so many years. She will be missed. Don’t miss the beautiful tributes by many Cape St. Claire board members and residents.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Caper. It’s a smaller issue. Interested in making a contribution to the Caper with an article? Email caper@cscia.org. We’d be happy to have you help out.