CSCIA News

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=”http://capeconservationcorps.org/events/event/3rd-annual-harvest-bash/”>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.

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.

The Caper – June 2018 Edition is out!

… and then, BANG!, it’s June and summer is upon us. Amazing how quickly time flies when you’re having fun. The Strawberry Festival was an amazing success. The weather cooperated and gave us a great day. We couldn’t have been more thrilled. Fresh on the heels of the Strawberry Festival portmortem is the June Caper. Lots of important information in here. Beau takes the time to thank several Cape residents that are no longer with us. Details on their lives and their Cape impact are in his message. In addition, we’d LOVE to introduce Ryan Anderson as our Town Manager. Beau spells out our reasons for hiring one and the impact he will have on the community.

The Freedom Boat club starts a Boat Safety Summer series in this issue and CCC thanks The Harbor School for their hard work in re-mulching the path at the ravine on Lake Claire Drive. They are always looking for the next Habitat Hero so read all about how to nominate someone. Also, don’t forget to check out the Yard of the Month winners for May in the Garden Club’s great article. The July 4th celebration is right around the corner so look for information about how to get involved and what it’s about in this issue.

The massive Strawberry Festival Caper edition will be out in July so stay tuned for that. See you around the Cape.

Playground Upgrades

[one]

As a community, from time to time, we have to replace our existing equipment. For those that haven’t noticed, the playground at Deep Creek and the Main Beach are looking a little rough. They are aging and need to be replaced. We thought it would be a great idea to ask the community what they thought. Below are the two poll pages to vote on your favorite playground design. You can only vote once so make it count!

[one]

[row][one_half][title text=”Main Beach” icon=”fa-sun-o” icon_color=”red”]

[/one_half][one_half][title text=”Deep Creek” icon=”fa-sun-o” icon_color=”royalblue”]
[/one_half][/row]

[row][one_half][button text=”Take the Main Beach Poll” icon=”fa-star” style=”float-btn” color=”red” url=”/main-beach-playground-poll/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-saferedirecturl=”/main-beach-playground-poll/”][/one_half][one_half][button text=”Take the Deep Creek Poll” icon=”fa-sun-o” style=”float-btn” color=”royalblue” url=”/deep-creek-playground-poll/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” data-saferedirecturl=”/deep-creek-playground-poll/”][/one_half][/row]

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!