It certainly doesn’t feel like it but fall has officially arrived. Cool weather is coming but summer is hanging on for dear life. Bill’s message in this Caper talks about things to come with this wonderful season. He also gives an update on the entrance sign on Cape St. Claire Road which I’m sure will dazzle. It’s also a call for anyone who is interested in serving this great community, it’s time for nominations for new board members so please drop Ryan Anderson a line to get more information.
So many events are set to take over the Cape over the coming month. Are you ready? Here’s a quick breakdown:
Goshen is having their Fall Harvest pasta dinner on October 12th at Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. The Garden Club is set to have their next meeting on Tuesday October 3rd at 7pm at the clubhouse. On Sunday October 20th, they will also be hosting their Annual Dinner Potluck with the season’s Yard of the Month winners as their honored guests. The Cape Community Swap is set for Sunday October 20th from 10am-2pm at the cape clubhouse fields.
The shopping center will be giving out the candy on Thursday October 24th at 5:30. Candy usually goes fast so please be there by 5:30. Halloween Happenings, the 2nd biggest event of the year, is set for October 26th down at the cape clubhouse fields from 10am to 3pm. Admission requires $5.00 per child and the donation of non-perishable food items. More details on this and the registration form can be found in this month’s Caper.
Photo submission for the 2020 Calendar Photo contest are set for Thursday October 4th. More details on how to enter are in this Caper. And lastly, to round out October (okay, err, and slightly into November), Cape Conservation Corps will be having their annual Harvest Bash at the cape clubhouse on Friday, November 1st from 7pm to 10pm. Be there!
I’ll see all of you around the Cape!
The Beach Restoration project is moving swiftly along. It’s moving so quickly, in fact, that work could begin as early as November. Attached here is a packet that was sent to residents within 300 feet of the Main Beach for review.
Don’t forget that our next quarterly meeting is set for July 23rd at 7:30pm. We’re going to have a representative from the State in to discuss mosquitoes, their habitats and the spraying program. We’re also going to have Reece Peek from the Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services to talk about the goings on around Anne Arundel County.
Plus, we’ll be taking a vote on the bylaw changes as presented.
We cannot believe that summer is almost over. It was just yesterday that we walked down Cape St. Claire Road and celebrated the Strawberry Festival. Before you know it, the leaves will be changing and the temps will start to drop. Good times are a comin’ around the Cape. This Caper is chuck full of goodness. Bill talks about the “outside of the Cape” dilemma in his message. It’s not to be missed. The Town Manager, Ryan Anderson, thanks the Beach Attendants and gives an important message to the Cape drivers. Best not miss it.
In community news, The Beach Restoration project is moving along. Can you believe that we hope it have it all finished by next year’s Strawberry Festival? Wouldn’t that be something?
In community events, Goshen Farm is having their Fall Open House on September 14th from 10-4pm and Cape Conservation Corps is having their natives plant sale on September 21st. Tickets are still available for the Harry Sawyer fundraiser which will be held on Friday September 6th at 6pm at the clubhouse. More details in the Caper. The Garden Club is having a Sharing Garden Stories Slideshow on Tuesday September 3rd at 7pm at the clubhouse. Don’t forget that plans are ramping up for Halloween Happenings which will be held on Saturday October 26th from 10am to 3pm, more details and registration forms are inside this Caper. Lots of details are also available in this Caper on the next Cape Community Swap which is scheduled for Sunday October 20th at 10am to 2pm.
Busy, busy!!! We hope to see you around the Cape!
Plans for restoration for all 7 of our affected areas.
Cape St. Claire would love to thank Chesapeake Bay Trust and Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program for our $298,868 grant to help rebuild our main beach. Announced today, this collective group awarded $1,117,528 in grants for 6 projects throughout Anne Arundel County.
We’d like to thank Lisa Schmidt, Cape St. Claire Improvement Association boardmember, for attending the announcement today, which was held at another awardee, Herrington Harbour’s location. CSCIA would also like to thank our partners, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Biohabitats for helping us get this grant.
Capers, We are still looking for a few more beach attendants to start Memorial Day Weekend. Please see our article on this for more information.
Summer really has arrived. It’s hot, humid and the thunderstorms have been aplenty. As we grapple with whatever mother nature throws at us, in the Presidential message, I wanted to touch on what it means to be a community. So often you read negative discussions about people and places around the Cape. Take a few minutes to read the message this month and live it.
Wanted to give huge props to Beau Breeden and Ryan Anderson and the rest of the board for securing $298,000 from CBT/WPRP for our beach restoration project. We are working towards securing additional funding and we will have details on that at the next Quarterly meeting which is scheduled for July 23rd at 7:30 at the clubhouse.
We hope you’re loving the new look and website. We definitely think it’s easier to navigate and important information is front and center.
Ryan, in his town manager message, discusses the importance of being kind to the beach attendants. It really ties into my discussion.
Don’t forget about our community mosquito spray night which is Wednesdays. More details are in this Caper. Cape Clean up is setup for July 26th down at the clubhouse. In other community news, CCC wishes to congratulate Jennifer Crews-Carey for being the 2019 2nd quarter Habitat Hero. Goshen Farm is hosting their Summer Concert series this summer. Check this Caper for the schedule! Goshen Farm is also hosting their Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on August 17th. More info in this Caper.
As per the yearly normal, this issue contains a ton of images from the Strawberry Festival and July 4th event. Please make sure you check it out.
See you around the Cape!