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Annual 4th of July Celebration! – 2019

Seems like only yesterday that the Strawberry Festival came to a close but we’re ready to celebrate the 4th of July with another parade and more festivities on the beach! Staging for the parade will begin at 9:30am on July 4th at the CSC Fire Department. The parade is set to begin right at 10am.

Prizes will be awarded for “Most Patriotic” and “Most Creative” so be sure to enter your group, team or family!

Festivities will continue at the Main Beach with

  • Water balloon toss
  • Spoon and egg races
  • Watermelon eating contest
  • Patriotic Photo Booth
  • Snowballs

Looking to enter your float in the parade? Here’s the form you’re looking for.

Looking to volunteer to help out on July 4th? Check out this page to find out how.

Community Mosquito Program Spraying 2019

MD-dept-agricultureWe all know the kind of nuisance a large number of mosquitoes can be to our quality of life. In addition, they can carry many diseases like West Nile encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis.

Due to the large mosquito population in the Cape, we will once again be participating in the Community Mosquito Spraying Program by the Maryland Department of Agriculture for 2019. “The Department’s preferred mosquito control strategy is the reduction of mosquito larvae numbers by source reduction, biological control agents or use of biological insecticides. Adult mosquito control, by ultra-low volume (ULV) application of insecticide, is conducted using aircraft or truck-mounted application equipment in residential areas for nuisance abatement and to protect public health from mosquito-borne disease.” ~source MDA’s website

Our Community’s assigned fog night is: Wednesday

  1. Our community will only ever be fogged on Wednesday nights during the 2019 season
  2. Fogging can occur anytime between 7:00 PM and 2:30 AM
  3. The fog program will begin on May 29.
  4. Fogging will not begin until the community has been notified and we have received the Community Notification Verification Form
  5. October 1 is the estimated last day of fogging for 2019
  6. Residents who do not wish their property to be fogged may file an exemption. The exemption policy and form can be found on our website: https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Documents/Exemption%202018.pdf
  7. Please stay indoors while fogging operations are being conducted
    For Further information:
    http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/pages/mosquito_control.aspx
    mosquito.control@maryland.gov
    410-841-5870 | mosquito.control@maryland.gov

Here’s the official Maryland Department of Agriculture’s letter

Summer is coming and we’re hoping it will be a safer one.

The Caper's July and August Double Issue has hit the virtual newsstands!

Tragically, the Cape lost one of the good ones a few weeks ago due to the Gazette shooting. Beau, in his Presidential message, gives a heartfelt speech about what Wendi Winters meant to this community. It’s not to be missed. The first official message from the Town Manager, Ryan Anderson, is in this Caper also. He speaks about the issues at the boat ramp and other pier topics. It’s a must read.
In community news, Goshen Farm will be holding their annual wine tasting and silent auction on August 18th from 4 – 7pm. It’s at the home of Val Sullivan. More information can be found in this Caper or online.
Cape Conservation Corps announced their second Habitat Hero Winner. Rod & Trish. Their second annual native fall festival and plant sale will be help on Saturday September 22nd from 9-12 so mark your calendars!
The Garden Club continues its Bay-Wise Challenge by asking community members to take simple steps like mulching, mowing grass high, using rain barrels, and clearing debris from storm drains, Bay-Wise gardeners help precipitation soak in and reduce nutrient & waste runoff to keep our precious waterways healthy. 4 more community members recently received their Bay-Wise Certifications. See http://baywise.weebly.com for more information. More information on all of the things going on at the Garden Club are in this issue.
Don’t forget, Cape Cleanup is coming Friday September 7th & Saturday September 8th. More details can be found in this issue.
The 2018 Strawberry Festival was amazing. Look back on this great event with full color images in this issue. Isn’t this really what you’ve been waiting for?
See you around the Cape.

The Caper’s July and August Double Issue has hit the virtual newsstands!

Tragically, the Cape lost one of the good ones a few weeks ago due to the Gazette shooting. Beau, in his Presidential message, gives a heartfelt speech about what Wendi Winters meant to this community. It’s not to be missed. The first official message from the Town Manager, Ryan Anderson, is in this Caper also. He speaks about the issues at the boat ramp and other pier topics. It’s a must read.

In community news, Goshen Farm will be holding their annual wine tasting and silent auction on August 18th from 4 – 7pm. It’s at the home of Val Sullivan. More information can be found in this Caper or online.

Cape Conservation Corps announced their second Habitat Hero Winner. Rod & Trish. Their second annual native fall festival and plant sale will be help on Saturday September 22nd from 9-12 so mark your calendars!

The Garden Club continues its Bay-Wise Challenge by asking community members to take simple steps like mulching, mowing grass high, using rain barrels, and clearing debris from storm drains, Bay-Wise gardeners help precipitation soak in and reduce nutrient & waste runoff to keep our precious waterways healthy. 4 more community members recently received their Bay-Wise Certifications. See http://baywise.weebly.com for more information. More information on all of the things going on at the Garden Club are in this issue.

Don’t forget, Cape Cleanup is coming Friday September 7th & Saturday September 8th. More details can be found in this issue.

The 2018 Strawberry Festival was amazing. Look back on this great event with full color images in this issue. Isn’t this really what you’ve been waiting for?

See you around the Cape.

Community Mosquito Program Spraying 2018

MD-dept-agricultureWe all know the kind of nuisance a large number of mosquitoes can be to our quality of life. In addition, they can carry many diseases like West Nile encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis.

Due to the large mosquito population in the Cape, we will once again be participating in the Community Mosquito Spraying Program by the Maryland Department of Agriculture for 2018. “The Department’s preferred mosquito control strategy is the reduction of mosquito larvae numbers by source reduction, biological control agents or use of biological insecticides. Adult mosquito control, by ultra-low volume (ULV) application of insecticide, is conducted using aircraft or truck-mounted application equipment in residential areas for nuisance abatement and to protect public health from mosquito-borne disease.” ~source MDA’s website

We just received the day of the week from the MDA which tell us what day spraying will take place. The day this year is Wednesday nights between 7:00pm and 2:30am. 

Regular season activity will begin by May 30th and continue to October 2nd.

If you would like to opt out of the program, please use the MDA’s submission form located on this page. In addition to the opt-out program, that page is another great resource from the state on mosquito spraying.

For the Standard Mosquito Control Operating Procedures please review this document.

Summer is coming and we’re hoping it will be a safer one.

The May 2018 Caper has arrived!

Soon, this gloomy April will be a thing of the past. There’s no better indicator that things are changing by the release of the Strawberry Festival Edition of the Caper. Beau’s message talks about the Pier Projects still ongoing which will hopefully be done soon. There’s also information in his message about the two County led projects which are starting up in May.

Don’t forget, coming up, May 12th from 10am to 2pm at the Clubhouse fields is the Cape St. Claire Volunteer Fire Company Touch-A-Truck fundraiser. It’s an amazing event for the kiddos. Come out on May 19th from 8am – 2pm at the Clubhouse fields for the Cape St. Claire Garden Club’s Annual Plant sale. More information on both of these great events can be found in this month’s Caper. Don’t miss great write-ups from Goshen Farm and CCC in this month’s Caper. There’s great information there as always.

Then, if you haven’t already, set your calendars for THE event of the year. The Strawberry Festival is set to kick off at 10am on June 2nd with the parade from the firehouse. Then, around 11am, things blast off quickly. All of the forms you need are in this Caper. If you’re looking for even more information about what’s in store this year, check out the Strawberry Festival’s website.

See you around the Cape!

Escape Through the Cape

The Cape St. Claire Improvement Association is once again proud to sponsor the 16th annual Escape Through the Cape 5K run this Saturday April 14th at 8:30am. If you have to travel out of the community that morning, please consider leaving a little early or accounting for some rolling road closures along the race route. See attached map for route details.

If you haven’t signed up and would love to run, registrations are still available Saturday morning from 7:30-8:15 at the school. OR, push the button below to signup online. If you are not running please join in the fun by cheering on your fellow Capers along the race route. Proceeds from this event help benefit the Cape St. Claire PTO.

Schedule: Saturday, April 14th:
7:30 – 8:15    Packet Pick-Up
8:00                 Fit Family Festival Opens
8:20                 National Anthem and Warm Up
8:30                 5K Start
8:45                 1 Mile Start
After Finish   Awards Ceremony (estimated time 9:45-10)

 

See you at the Race!
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The Caper – March 2018 Edition!

Driving around the Cape over the weekend was like driving through a warzone. It’s a tough break when many around our community go without power for a long duration. We’re glad that most are back up. With the winds come change and there’s no doubt that spring is just around the corner. Beau’s message for this month tries to rally the community to help. There are many volunteering opportunities available for those that want to help. His message lays out the specifics on that.

There are a lot of events coming up for the community. Goshen Farm is hosting a Coffeehouse experience this Sunday, March 11th, at the Clubhouse. It’s from 3-5pm. Great jazz and delicious coffee await you! The Garden club is issuing a fun challenge to its members to get Bay-Wise certified. More on that challenge is in this issue. The Easter bunny will be here on the 24th at 11am. Then, the Easter egg hunt begins promptly at 11:15. Don’t miss this great experience for the kids. Tickets can be found at Whimsicality. The cost for the vent is 1 dozen plastic eggs and 1 bag of individually wrapped candies small enough to fit inside of the eggs. Don’t miss it!

CCC is planning on removing more bamboo at Lake Claire Beach on March 18th at 10:00. Make sure you dress dirty and bring a hand-saw, chain saw, loppers or other weapon of bamboo destruction. In addition, have you sent in your nomination for the Habitat Hero! More information on how to send your submission is in this issue. Don’t forget Stacey’s great write-up called “Re-Think Pretty”, the full article is in this Caper.

Don’t forget that this year’s Strawberry Festival is the 60th Anniversary. This Caper marks the first issue where we start to take you back in time and look back at the Festival through the years. Don’t miss this first of many nostalgic trips.

See you around the Cape!

The February 2018 Caper is here!

The Cape is starting off the year with a giant bang. Beau, in his Presidential message, outlines many of the things happening around the Cape. He talks about how awesome it was to see all of the people out on the frozen Lake Claire. It sure was cold heading into this new year. Our Annual Membership Meeting was a success. I got reelected to the board, which means you’ll have to put up with these Caper updates for at least 3 more years. In addition, two new members are joining our ranks. Let’s congratulate, Matt Layman and Lisa Schmidt who are starting their first terms on the Board of Governors.

There are HUGE updates on the Beach Restoration project. I beg you to read what Beau has to say about it, it could be an amazing and exciting and awesome opportunity to get our local waterways and beaches fixed up.

Around the Cape, Goshen Farm is hosting their Coffeehouse Experience on March 11th, 2018 from 3-5 at the Cape Clubhouse. It’s free admission! The Garden Club is hosting a great speaking to discuss Bay-Wise Gardening at their meeting on Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm at the clubhouse. Cape Conservation Corps is hosting a book signing and presentation from Nancy Lawson to discuss her book The Humane Gardener. It’s at 7pm at the clubhouse. In addition, CCC is looking for a Habitat Hero, someone who has made changes to their own gardens and/or landscapes to create a healthy natural spaces for wildlife, and needs your nominations! For more information on this great initiative, see this month’s Caper.

Mark your calendars for the Easter Bunny who will be hopping into town on March 24th at the main beach @ 11am. Tickets will be available at Whimsicality beginning on February 19th.

See you around the Cape!

The Dec/Jan 2017 Caper has arrived!

Love it or hate it, snow fall really brings some Christmas cheer to the neighborhood. For those who attended Meet the Santa at the Cape Guardhouse last Friday, the snow brought quite a beautiful ambiance. As 2017 comes to an end though, the first order of CSCIA business is casting your ballots for the Board of Governors at the January 9th 2018 meeting. At this meeting, you’ll also have the opportunity to vote on Fiscal Year 2019’s budget. Beau discusses these items as well as an update to the Beach Restoration & Erosion improvements project. Also, Mary Lamb has been working tirelessly to upgrade the clubhouse. Beau outlines the changes coming in his message. He gives updates on MANY of the projects still coming to this great community so don’t miss a word of it.

Don’t forget that Santa is coming to the Cape this Saturday December 16th from 8:30 to 10:30. See this post for more details. You’ll find this year’s ballot in this month’s Caper as well as the biographies of the candidates. Don’t forget to read all about that Bill Szczytko guy. The other candidates on page 5 also look amazing. The budget is in this issue for those who love reviewing spreadsheets.

The Garden Club provides a great post on their goings on during the winter months and their upcoming events. Also, as a Christmas bonus, the history of the candy cane can be found in here as well as the Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival year in review in all of its full color photo glory. Don’t miss it.

Cape Conservation Corps talks about their upcoming events as well as a great article on Native Maryland Orchids.

This issue is HOT OFF THE PRESS! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone.