REMINDER: Bayfront Park remains closed to the General Public, no access to cliff areas remains in Place for All, read more here. The Town reminds citizens that the cliff areas remain closed to all. Residents accessing the beach must adhere to the signage in place that restricts access to these areas.
Please remember to visit Veterans Memorial Park without Your Pets: per Town Code section 196-22, pets are prohibitted from Veterans Memorial Park by ordinance O-04-09, this ordinance was passed June 10, 2004. To view the Town code related to Veterans Memorial Park please click here. As a reminder, this restriction was established in 2004 out of respect for the brave men and women that the Veteran's Memorial Park was built to honor.
Town is Pleased to Announce 97% of Town Residents Report their Quality of Life as Excellent or Good, read more here.
Plan Chesapeake Beach: Take a moment to see the work of the Planning & Zoning Commission as they move towards finalizing the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, read more here.
Citizens Asked to Report Local Flooding through MyCoast App. MyCoast is a portal managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to collect and analyze pictures and data related to flooding caused by precipitation or coastal events. Users take photos of the flooding and upload through either the mobile app or website at www.MyCoast.org/Md to report nuisance tidal flooding, precipitation-caused flooding and coastal storm damage. The Town is connected to this information and will receive your input.
Town Hall operation: Please call Town Hall at (410) 257-2230 during normal business hours for general questions or to reach a member of Town staff via phone. Emergency infrastructure services are available 24/7 by calling Town Hall. All Town meetings are recorded and available here.
The Northeast Community Center will open it's gym every Friday, June 4-Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m. for all community members to enjoy walking and fitness indoors while beating the summer heat. It only takes 17 laps around the gym to to equal 1 mile. Stop in any time during the designated time frame and walk, talk and reach your fitness goals in a safe and supportive environment.
NOAA forecasters say there is a 60% chance of an above-normal hurricane season. While this is not good news, it is best to be aware so that you can prepare and stay safe. Find details here.
The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host free paper shredding events for county residents to help prevent identity theft by destroying confidential or sensitive documents. More information available here. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine: Saturday, June 19 at Appeal Landfill located at 401 Sweetwater Road in Lusby.
RESOURCES AND SERVICES:
Elder Abuse Awareness: In recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Month in Calvert County, the Department of Community Resources, Office on Aging Division, has created a video to shed light on elder abuse. About one in 10 people aged 60 or older who live at home experience some form of abuse, including neglect and financial exploitation. Many cases go unreported because victims are afraid or unable to tell police, friends or family about the abuse. It is up to all of us to provide a structure of support and to prevent, notice and report abuse. For more information, contact Long Term Care Manager Lisa Caudle at 410-535-4606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rental Assistance: Calvert County renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive 12 or more months of rent or utility assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Funds are available for past-due and future rent payments. Renters who have been affected directly by the virus or indirectly as a result of financial problems related to the pandemic may apply at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/RentHelp or call 410-535-1600, ext. 2460.
Immediate enrollment for vaccine appointments is available for Calvert County residents through the Calvert County Health Department. Visit www.CalvertCountyCovid19.com to sign up for available COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Parents may register their children age 12 and older for Pfizer vaccine appointments. Currently Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for those younger than 18. Residents who need assistance scheduling an appointment may contact the vaccine call center at 410-532-0218 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Calvert County Behavioral Health’s Recovery Rapid Response Program. Do you or someone you know want to stop using opiates? There is no time to spare when someone is ready to seek help. Call the Recovery Rapid Response Program at 1-877-467-5682 from 7am-11pm any day of the week.
Take care of your mental health. The Calvert County Office on Aging and Calvert County Health Department are providing free, specialized counseling services for adults ages 60 and older. Services include individual, family and group therapy. Call Long Term Care Manager Lisa Caudle at 410-535-4606 for information about services.
In Calvert County, nearly 32% of high school students report experiencing a depressive episode in the past 12 months. Kids who are feeling stressed, sad or contemplating suicide are likely to tell someone. If a youth shares these feelings with you, the most important thing you can do is take their feelings seriously. For information on how to help, visit www.ChildrensMentalHealthMatters.org or www.OurCalvert.com.
Celebrate Recovery Fridays 7:00 pm Emmanuel Church, 3800 Old Town Road Huntingtown MD 20639. Large group meets 7:00, small groups from 8-9:00. Free childcare, checkin at 6:45. Call 301-706-8694 for more information.
Calvert County Behavioral Health has developed a virtual Active Parenting Workshop for parents of children ages 5-12. To register & for more information, please contact Chelsea Simms at Chelsea.Simms@maryland.gov. More information available here.
"Hope" an Exhibition: Calvert County Behavioral Health is seeking submissions for a virtual art gallery! We are accepting 2D art including drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, and digital art. All submissions should be submitted no later than June 1st, 2021. Official launch of the virtual gallery exhibition will be held on August 1st, 2021.
The Adoselent Club House of Calvert County: To provide a safe space for youth in recovery or at risk for substance use that promotes awareness, abstinence, and autonomy through education and positive engagement with peers, adults, and the community.
The CalvertToGo campaign makes it easy to get what you need quickly and safely while supporting your local businesses. View a map of our local Chesapeake Beach businesses here. A county wide map is available here.
$100 Million Grant Program - The Community Navigator Pilot Program - The Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a $100 million grant program aimed to connect small businesses with SBA assistance and loan programs. Grants of $1 million to $5 million. Eligible organizations include state and local governments, economic development organizations, small business development centers, nonprofit colleges and universities, and Community Development Financial Institutions, and others. Applications are due by July 12 and will run for two years starting on September 1, 2021, until August 31, 2023. To learn more click here.
A list of Grant & Program Information - provided by the U.S. Chamber found here. 31 Grants, Loans and Programs to Benefit Your Small Business.
BGE Engergizing Small Business Grants Program Through the BGE Energizing Small Business Grants Program, eligible businesses located in BGE's service area will have two additional opportunities to apply for grants of up to $20,000: May 5 - June 16, 2021September 1 - October 13, 2021. Read more here.