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December 29 & January 1—Office closed for New Year’s

April 14&15—Daffodil Festival Weekend

Daffodil Festival LogoSt. Michaels In Bloom is a newly formed community organization dedicated to the beautification of St. Michaels. Consisting solely of volunteers, St. Michaels in Bloom works to create a welcoming and vibrant landscape for our town through the planting colorful flowers, plants, and trees throughout our business and community districts. Part of the national organization, America in Bloom, whose vision is to have localities across the US participate in community beautification projects, the goal of St. Michaels in Bloom is to see our community bloom in many ways.

Our community project, currently underway, will be the 2018 Daffodil Festival scheduled for next April which included the planting of over 20,000 daffodils in the Fall of 2017 throughout the town of St. Michaels. Festivities are designed to encourage visitors and to benefit residents and businesses alike. St. Michaels Community groups, merchants, and residents show support through the display of daffodils and through participation in our Daffodil Festival Events.

Planned activities include a Daffodil Weekend Parade, Daffy-Dog Costume Pageant, Daffodil Garden Tours and More!

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at stmichaelsinbloom@gmail.com.

December 21, 6 p.m.—Planning Commission NEW DATE

The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the town office located at 300 Mill Street here in St. Michaels. Applications to the Commission are due to the Town Office by noon 20 days prior to the meeting.

Next Meetings
Thursday, November 23, 2017 – Regular meeting was RESCHEDULED for November 16, 2017 (due to Thanksgiving Holiday) Applications due on Friday, October 27th at noon
Thursday, December 28, 2017 – Regular meeting has been RESCHEDULED for December 21, 2017 (due to the Christmas Holiday) Applications due on Friday, December 1st at noon

Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

November 23&24—Office closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Office closed on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving and Friday, November 24th for American Indian Heritage Day

December 25&26—Office closed for Christmas

December 1, 8 a.m.—Coffee with a Cop

Location: At the St. Michaels Library
Time: 8-10 a.m.

Join Chief Smith to discuss information about the police department.

December 13, 6 p.m.—COSM Work & Legislative Session

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) meet the second Wednesday of the month for a public working and legislative session and beginning at 6 p.m.

Working Sessions: The Commission may conduct public working (study) sessions on matters which are expected to come before the Commission for formal action at a legislative meeting or that otherwise need study by the Commission. These working sessions will be scheduled on an as needed basis by the commissioners.

Legislative Sessions: The Commission will conduct public legislative sessions on the second Wednesday of each month, to handle matters which come before the Commission for formal vote. Time permitting, other items may be included on the legislative agenda, but items requiring votes of the Commission will take priority.

Resolution 2017-03: Annexation of lands on Brooks Lane, possible vote
Resolution 2017-03: Brooks Lane Annexation, Possible Vote
Sidewalks, tentative
Utility Study, continued discussion
Appointments for boards and commissions

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office at 410-745-9535 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

September TBD, 9 a.m.—Children’s Art Day

ChildrensArtDay-Young Artists for publicationSt. Michaels Art League Annual Children’s Art Day!

Date: Saturday, September TBD
Time: 9 a.m. to noon

It’s that time once again for your budding Picassos to join the St. Michaels Art League in their annual Children’s Art Day. This year the event is on Saturday, September TBD from 9 a.m. to noon on the lawn of St. Lukes Methodist Church, 304 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD. This event is free and open to all children from Kindergarten to the 8th grade. The materials, including acrylic paints, art panels, brushes and easels, will be provided by the Art League and our members will offer assistance. It is recommended that your children wear old clothes.

Please come and join us for a fun morning of painting in beautiful St. Michaels, sponsored by the SMAL, the Talbot Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council. Any questions call Joan Cranor, Chairperson of Children’s Art Day for St. Michaels Art League, at 410-310-8382 or email jjcranor@gmail.com.

SMAL is supported in part by the Talbot Arts Council with revenue from the Maryland State Council of the Arts.

July 1-31—Art Hunt! St. Michaels Art League

13528421_1805450399684583_7662568057231681364_oArt Hunt is a free community program sponsored by the St. Michaels Art League. Artists provide one of their paintings to be placed in retail shops in St. Michaels. A scavenger hunt to locate a predetermined number of paintings happens throughout the month of July. Cards are printed with the images and the list of participating retailers and placed in the shops. People (adults and/or children) take the card and visit the participating retailers. As paintings are found the retailers stamp the card. Once the predetermined number of paintings have been located, participants turn the cards into Justine’s ice cream shop for a free ice cream cone. This year 20 retailers are participating along with 20 artists!

AT LEFT IS LAST YEAR’S CONTEST. LOOK FOT THE 2018 CONTEST SOON!

November 20, 11:30 a.m.—St. Michaels in Bloom meeting

Planting 1Date: Next meeting will be held on Monday, November 20th, 11:30 a.m. Usually scheduled for the first Monday of each month.
Location: St. Michaels Town Office, 300 Mill Street

Join your neighbors to talk about planning for a “Daffodil Festival Weekend” April 14-15, 2018 and other projects!

St. Michaels In Bloom is a newly formed community organization dedicated to the beautification of St. Michaels. Consisting solely of volunteers, St. Michaels in Bloom works to create a welcoming and vibrant landscape for our town through the planting colorful flowers, plants, and trees throughout our business and community districts.

Part of the national organization, America in Bloom, whose vision is to have localities across the US participate in community beautification projects, the goal of St. Michaels in Bloom is to see our community bloom in many ways.

The first project undertaken by St. Michaels in Bloom resulted in the installation of 16 Hay Baskets and autumn flower plantings along Honeymoon Bridge. Plans include maintenance and replenishment of the planters with seasonal plant varieties throughout the year for a continual display of beautiful flowers and plants.

Our second community project, currently underway, will be the 2018 Daffodil Festival scheduled for next April which will include the planting of over 20,000 daffodils throughout the town of St. Michaels as well as festivities designed to encourage visitors and to benefit residents and businesses alike. St. Michaels Community groups, merchants, and residents are encouraged to show support through the display of daffodils and through participation in our Daffodil Festival Events.

St. Michaels in Bloom will be offering local merchants the opportunity to purchase blooming potted daffodils for their businesses to display during Daffodil Festival – next April 14th and 15th, 2018. Potted daffodil arrangements will be offered for sale in 6” and 4” pots at a nominal cost and will be delivered prior to the Daffodil Festival. A representative from St. Michaels in Bloom will provide local merchants with order forms and further information about the 2018 Daffodil Festival as we get closer to our Festival Date.

If you have any questions, please contact MaryLou McAllister at (410) 310-4765.

As our organization grows, it is the vision of St. Michaels in Bloom to encourage and benefit our local community through education, community sharing, volunteering, beautification, and friendship. We encourage your support and participation in our efforts so our community will continue to bloom!