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 – April 2018 Edition

It’s so hard to talk about spring right now. Mother nature can’t seem to make up her mind on whether she wants to warm up or stay cold. Winter doesn’t seem to want to let go as snow is in the forecast again.

It is April 5th, right?

In this issue of the Caper, Beau reminds everyone that for those who have paid their yearly lot fees, stickers should be arriving in your mailbox this week. He also wants to remind everyone that the Quarterly Membership meeting is going to be held on Tuesday April 24th, 2018. We will be hosting our State Senator and three State Delegates for a 2018 Legislative Review.

Because it’s chilly out, I wanted to take this time to remind you that the 60th Anniversary of the Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday June 2nd. To start things off, we revamped the Strawberry Festival website and even added a strawberry hunt. Finding strawberries on the site will reveal some history of the festival. Check it out!

In Community news, Goshen Farm will be holding their Spring Open House on April 21st, 2018 from 11-4. You can learn about its history, visit the sharing garden and high tunnel and learn about the importance of soil health. The Garden Club is hosting their Annual Plant sale on May 19th from 8-2pm. Make sure you mark your calendars. Cape Conservation Corps is congratulating their first Habitat Hero winner. Laura & Don Schrank have spent many hours removing invasive and nonnative plants and replacing them with natives. Read more about them in this issue. It also isn’t too late to get involved in Project Clean Stream, which is on April 7th, AND the Cape Conservation Corps itself. See their website and this issue of the Caper for more details.

Spring IS COMING! Might as well prepare for it and enjoy it when it does. See you around the Cape!

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.

Breakfast with Santa!

Santa is coming to Cape St. Claire on Saturday December 16th, 2017. He has lots of other visits planned, we’re sure, but we’re lucky to have him from 8:30am to 10:30am. Come down to the Clubhouse and bring all of your Santa fans with you, young or old. There will be a continental breakfast with fruit, donuts, bagels and cream cheese, cereal, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. It’s only $5 for children and $6.00 for adults. To sign up, please download the form and return it with payment to 1180 Summit Drive, right here in the Cape.

Download the form here

See you around the Cape!

The Caper – November 2017 Edition

 The winds of the season change blow the leaves down our streets. They get themselves into gutters and lawns and under your windshield wipers. The trees become brown sticks poking out of the ground. Fall is here in full and now that October is over and all of the great Cape Halloween/Fall festivals have gone silent for another year, it’s time to give Thanks. Beau does that in his great Presidential message in the November Caper.

With Fall, comes everybody’s favorite topic: The Budget. The budget continues to be forward looking in planning and with a strong focus on capital improvements, but also personnel. We beg you to take a few minutes and review the budget in this month’s Caper.

Don’t forget about CCC’s Harvest Bash coming up this Friday from 7pm – 10pm at the Cape Clubhouse. For ticket information, see this link. We also announce the photo contest winner for 2018, there’s a great message from the Cape Garden Club as well as an interesting write-up from Goshen.

St. Margaret’s Church has their Holiday Bazaar coming up on November 18th from 9am to 2pm with Vendors, crafters, food and raffles. More information can be found in this month’s issue. Speaking of the holidays, SANTA IS COMING on Saturday December 16th from 8:30 to 10:30am at the Clubhouse. Please see the signup form and more information in this month’s Caper.

So don’t delay, grab your copy today!

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The October 2017 Caper is here!

Driving through the Cape, you can already see some of the falling leaves, the cooler temperatures to come only mean that there will be more leaves clogging up the sewer drains and spread out across your beautiful lawns. But nothing beats The Cape in the Fall, not just for the colors that will change but for the great activities coming. Cape Cleanup is coming to the Cape again on Friday October 20th and 21st. Goshen Farm has their Annual Harvest Spaghetti Dinner on October 14th. CCC has their first annual Native Plant Fest on October 7th and on November 3rd, their Harvest Bash from 7pm to 10pm at the clubhouse. Of course you know that Halloween Happenings is coming to the shopping center again this year, Thursday October 26th from 5:30 – 6:30 or until the last candy is gone! Don’t forget that on Saturday October 28th from 10am to 3pm, the annual Cape Fall Festival will be held down at the clubhouse. Check out the details to all of these amazing Fall events in this month’s Caper.

See you around the cape!

The September 2017 Caper has arrived!

Seasons come and go and life around the Cape adapts to the cooling winds, the rainfall, and the humid air. As this summer comes to a close, Beau takes a few minutes in his message to reminisce about the Summer of 2017 that was and looks forward to the hopes and hard work of what’s to come. The October Quarterly meeting is right around the corner and that also means pumpkins and kids dressed in their scariest best. I should pause though before I get too far ahead of myself.

Lots of things are happening: We are in the beginning process of looking for a Town Manager. We’ve entered into the design phase of the Main Beach & Lake Claire Beaches improvement project. The kitchen in the clubhouse is about to have a remodel that will knock your socks off. Props to Mary Lamb for making these important upgrades happen. More details can be found in this month’s Caper.

Cape Cleanup is scheduled for Friday October 20th and Saturday October 21st this year so mark your calendars. Goshen Farm has their Open House scheduled for September 16th from 10am to 4pm. There’s important information about this great event inside the new Caper. Look for details about the Caper Calendar Photo Contest happening again this year. Instructions for entering are detailed inside. Halloween Happenings is taking place on October 26th at the Shopping Center for trick or treating and the annual Halloween Festival is on the 28th from 10am to 3pm at the clubhouse. All of the signup information is in this new Caper.

CCC has been busy and will be hosting their first ever Plant Sale on October 7th from 9am to Noon at the CSCIA corral (near the clubhouse) Check out their website and this Caper for more information. November 3rd is CCC’s 3rd Annual Harvest Bash from 7pm to 10pm at the Clubhouse.

It’s a great Caper so don’t delay, open up your copy tonight!

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The July/August Caper has arrived!

The Cape has been a very busy place. We celebrated the start of summer with the amazing Strawberry Festival. We brought July 4th in with a bang with a great celebration. Residents make us all smile everyday. Their joy and the whole sense of neighborhood. Residents helping others is even more touching when you consider the story from over the weekend and how a group of Broadneck residents saved a man from drowning.

This month’s Caper is a double issue which means it’s double packed with amazing stories and images. Beau’s message is timely and important. Make sure you have your current stickers so you can take advantage of our wonderful beaches. Our Beach Attendants are working hard to keep it an enjoyable place to visit. Don’t forget that airborne fireworks are a no, no here in Maryland. Please refrain from using them for you and your neighbor’s safety.

Now go and grab your web copy now to check it out in all of its colorful beauty.

See you around the Cape!

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