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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 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 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 – 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.