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The Caper – November 2019

Fall is in full swing here now. If you hung around the shopping center yesterday between 5:30 and 6:30, you know exactly what I mean. The kid’s excitement from all of the candy is how the Cape kicks off Halloween. Looks like mother nature will cooperate and give Halloween Happenings, which is due to take place this Saturday, a chance to go off without a hitch.

The new Caper is full of what you would expect for the end of October. Bill’s message talks about the tragedy that recently struck the Cape and how we can help cope with it. Ryan, the town manager, talks about leaf litter and how it poses a threat to our water quality. His message this month is not to be missed. In upcoming events, as I’ve already said, Halloween Happenings is due to take place this Saturday from 10am to 3pm. CCC is holding their 5th annual Harvest Bash next Friday, November 1st. Tickets are still $25 but will go up at the door.

This month’s Caper also contains the upcoming budget for 2021. Please remember that the Annual meeting is due to take place on January 14th at 7:30 at the clubhouse. We’ll be electing new board members and voting on the budget. Please take the time to review.

Hate to jump ahead but Santa is due to the guardhouse on December 1st and then will be stopping by for Breakfast with Santa, taking place on December 14th. More information on Breakfast with Santa is in this Caper.

See you around the Cape!

The Caper – October 2019

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 Caper – September 2019 Edition

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!

July and August 2019 Caper is now live!

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!

The Caper – June 2019 Edition

70. That’s a pretty big number. Bill goes into what it all means in his Presidential message. You have to read it because it’s important and awesome.

Hopefully, most of you know by now that the new playgrounds are open for business. Feedback has been pretty good and we’ve been excited to watch all of the kids playing on the new equipment. Ryan, our Town Manager, was instrumental in getting them done. He is celebrating his one year anniversary with the Cape, so please give him a thanks if you see him.

Also in this issue, in community news, The Garden Club thanks everyone for their support at the Annual Plant Sale on May 18th. It was a major success. In their message, they discuss mosquitoes and their common backyard sources. CCC is looking for volunteers to remove weeds from the Serene Ravine and the Little Magothy Rain Garden and in the fall at the Clubhouse Rain Garden. Email if you want to join the team! Goshen Farm is hosting the acoustic concert series from 6:30 to 8:40pm starting on June 28th. More details on our amazing community groups are in this month’s Caper.

There’s a buzz of activity right now around the Cape in trying to get ready for the MAIN EVENT. The Strawberry festival is only a few short days away. The weather looks good. We’re very very excited. 10am. Parking is tough so don’t forget to check out the Berry Bus Stops which will help you get around. Don’t forget to check out all of our wonderful community organizations who will be setup through the festival grounds.

Lastly, the proposed by-law changes is in this month’s Caper for your review. The ballot will be used in July to vote to approve or deny the changes. We also have a webpage dedicated for you to read through.

So many things are happening now and this Caper will fill you in. Check out your copy today and see you around the Cape!

April 2019 Caper has arrived!

Check it out! April 2019!

Lots going on in the Cape these days. It’s springtime afterall. Bill talks about many of these things in his April Presidential message. If you haven’t paid that $10 maintenance lot fee, it was due by March 1st. Head on down to the clubhouse to take care of it.

Our variance was approved by Anne Arundel County for the playground on the main beach. We’re still waiting on work for the Deep Creek location. The goal is to have the new playgrounds in place by the Strawberry Festival.

Make sure you mark your calendar for the Quarterly Membership Meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019 at 7:30 in the clubhouse.

Ryan, the town manager, has a great message to share with all of you. He gives more details on the playgrounds and upcoming events. Go and check it out in this issue.

The Easter bunny is coming to the Cape on Saturday April 13th at the main beach at 11:00am. Stop by Whimsicality in the Cape Shopping center for more details.

In Community news, Goshen Farm is hosting their spring open house on April 13th 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Naturalist Liz Smith will present her magnificent native birds of prey, More details in this issue. Don’t forget that the Garden Club will be hosting their plant sale on Saturday May 18th from 8am to 2pm at the clubhouse field.

On Sunday, April 7th, there will be a Cape Community Swap at the Cape Clubhouse field from 10am to 2pm. More details on this great event are inside! Cape Conservation Corps will be hosting their Project Stream Clean on Saturday April 13th from 9am – 12pm. They will be working to clean up the areas behind the ballfields and firehouse that have been recently restored. More details in this Caper.

Spring has arrived! Let’s get out and enjoy it! See you around the Cape.

The December 2018 Caper has arrived!

The Holidays have arrived in full force. There have been so many great Holiday-time activities for your families to enjoy. The Cape St. Claire firehouse thanks you for coming out to the guardhouse to meet Santa on December 1st. Breakfast with Santa was a massive success. The Holidays are an amazing time of year and the Cape does it right.

In sadder news, Beau’s Presidential message reads like he’s planning on leaving the board. He’s not. However, he’s in a reflective mood and I beg you not to miss reading it. Ryan, the Town Manager, discusses important ways to keep your family safe during the holidays. It’s not to be missed.

The January ballot is out, so please take the time to review it so you’re ready for voting at the quarterly meeting coming up on January 8th at 7:30pm at the clubhouse. Beau Breedon, Mary Lamb, and Jerome Zadera are all running for re-election. It’s a powerhouse trio. In addition, two other items are on the agenda. A $15 increase to the SCBD fee and the approval of the 2020 budget. The budget is in this month’s Caper for your review.

Upcoming events from the Garden Club, CCC and Goshen Farm are highlighted in this issue.

Also, as a holiday bonus, don’t forget to read the History of the Candy Cane in this issue. It’s full of great tidbits about your favorite holiday candy treat. Don’t forget to check out the Year in Review in pictures and another great article about the flu.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you around the Cape.

The November 2018 Caper has arrived!

Fall has definitely settled over the Cape. Halloween Happenings was a rousing success yesterday, even after mother nature cancelled her on Saturday. The smiles on the kids faces, the candy, and the pumpkins are what fall, and the Cape, is all about.

This month in the Caper, Beau’s message talks about budgeting and how important the vote in January is. Please make sure all of you come out to vote on January 8th, 2019, for the budget for fiscal year 2020. Over the next few months, the playgrounds will get an overhaul and Beau also talks about the work done on the piers since 2015. The board is asking for a $15 increase in the yearly SCBD fee per tax account. He breaks down the expenses and explains why it’s necessary in his message. Don’t miss the 2020 budget for your review in this month’s Caper.

Ryan, our town manager, talks about how the falling leaves are a large source of water pollution to our Magothy River Watershed and Chesapeake Bay. He asks that we do our part and take the time to pick up and properly dispose of the falling leaves. Read the rest of Ryan’s message in this month’s Caper.

The Caper has added a new feature this month, Health Notes. The first one is from Deborah Campbell CRNP and she talks about hypertension. Expect more articles like this one in the months going forward.

Election is coming up not only for Anne Arundel County and Maryland but also in the Cape as well. This month contains biographies for those running again for the CSCIA board in January.

In community news, The Garden Club talks about the wonderful speaker they had at their October meeting, Michael Judd of Ecologia. Check out the meeting details in this month’s Caper. It’s not too late to grab your tickets to Cape Conservation Corps Harvest Bash which is this Friday, November 2nd from 7-10pm! See their website for more details.

SANTA is coming to the Cape on Saturday December 8th from 8:30 to 10:30. A continental breakfast will be served. It’s just $5 for children and $6 for adults. Please bring your own camera. SEATING WILL BE LIMITED. Please see this month’s Caper for more details.

See you around the Cape!

The New October 2018 Caper!

October has arrived and the rain has finally let up. Glad it did before we all started to mildew. In addition to things changing from green to yellow and orange, the fall also ushers in other changes as well. The Cape will be hosting two Candidates Nights this month. The first, on October 4th at 7:30pm at the clubhouse, is the County Candidates Forum. Offices invited include County Executive, States’ Attorney, Sheriff, County Council District 5, Board of Education District 5, Clerk of the Court, Registrar of Wills and Orphans Court Judge. On October 18th at 7:30pm at the clubhouse is the State Candidates’ forum, included are Senators from Districts 30&33 and Delegates from 30A & 33.

In this issue, Beau’s Presidential message talks about the CSCIA’s need for volunteers. We’re technically 3 board members short and would love others to step up and join in January. Ryan, the Town Manager, talks about the many projects currently being worked on. Expect the new playgrounds to go in at Main Beach and Depp Creek during the end of October.

Halloween Happenings is coming to the Cape St. Claire shopping center on October 25th, 2018. Trick or treating begins at 5:30pm and goes until 6:30pm or when the candy is gone! Then, on Saturday, October 27th from 10am to 3pm, the Strawberry Festival Committee will host Halloween Happenings down at the clubhouse corral. Admission to the event requires $5 per child and the donation of non perishable food items. For more information on these great events please check out this latest Caper.

The Garden Club is asking everyone to attend their monthly meeting on Tuesday October 2nd where they will feature speaker Michael Judd, who will discuss Growing Edible Fungi. Then, on Sunday October 21st at 6pm they will hold their annual Harvest Dinner. More information can be found in this issue of the Caper.

Goshen Farm’s Annual Harvest Spaghetti Dinner will be held on October 13th, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:30pm at the Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church on College Parkway in Arnold. Check out page 7 for more information on this great event.

Don’t forget the Save the Date for <a href=””>Cape Conservation Corps’s 4th Annual Harvest Bash</a> which will happen on Friday November 2nd from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Don’t forget to signup online! Don’t forget to check out Stacey Wildberger’s great write-up on Backyard Baby Critters in this month’s Caper.

Lastly, the CSCIA’s quarterly meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30pm. I know we’ll see all of you there! Right …. right?

See you around the Cape!


The September 2018 Caper has arrived!

Summer might be winding down on the calendar but don’t tell that to Summer. Oppressive heat will continue and Capers will long for apple cider, orange and red foliage, and cool temperatures. For now, we sweat.

This issue of the Caper is PACKED. Beau, President of CSCIA, thanks everyone for their service on the Cape Board and around the community. It’s a touching President message and a must read. Ryan Anderson, our Town Manager, gives us an update on some of the latest projects around the Cape.

Around the Cape, many of our community organizations are busy. Goshen Farm has their open house on September 15th from 10am – 4pm. Also, their pasta dinner will be held at Gloria Dei Church on October 13th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. The Garden Club is hosting Michael Judd of Ecologia speaking on Growing Edible Fungi at October 2nd at 7pm. CCC will be hosting their 2nd annual Native Plant Sale and Fall Festival September 22nd 9am -12pm in the field behind the clubhouse. They will also have their Harvest Bash on November 2nd. More information on all of these great community events can be found in this month’s Caper.

Don’t forget about Cape Cleanup, scheduled for Friday, September 7th & Saturday, September 8th at the corner of Broadview and Cape St. Claire Road. More details about this can be found within. Also, photographers, don’t forget to submit your entries by Thursday, October 4, 2018 for the 2019 Cape Calendar. More details inside.

It’s time to start thinking and signing up for Halloween Happenings. Grab the sign up and information forms in this issue.

Did I mention this issue was packed? It is. Grab your copy here and start reading.