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July 20 & 21—Water Flushing

Public Works Department to Flush Hydrants
within the Town of St. Michaels and Rio Vista Area

The St. Michaels Public Works Department will flush the water system in the Town of St. Michaels and Rio Vista this week on Thursday and Friday, July 20th and 21st. The Public Works Department initiates the flushing of the Town’s water system annually. While flushing is in progress, customers may experience drops in water pressure or notice a rusty water color. Disturbance to the water system will be most prevalent during working hours, Thursday and Friday of this week.
The Public Works Department recommends that customers avoid doing laundry during this time period and reduce the use of hot water. Please call the Town Office if you have any concerns or questions at 410-745-9535. Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated.

By Authority of The Commissioners of St. Michaels
Jeff Richardson, Public Works Director

September 19, 9 a.m.—Children’s Art Day

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

Date: Saturday, September 16th
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 16th 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.

August 9, 6 p.m.—COSM Work Session

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The second Wednesday is a public working session and begins at 6 p.m. The fourth Wednesday is a public legislative session and begins at 6:00 p.m.

Fireworks Rules and Regulations, discussion
Employee Manual and Policies
Town Office/Police Department Building Committee, follow-up
Introduction of Charter Amendment and Draft Resolutions, discussion
Sidewalk Committee, discussion

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.

August 23, 6 p.m.—COSM Legislative Session

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The second Wednesday is a public working session and begins at 6 p.m. The fourth Wednesday is a public legislative session and begins at 6:00 p.m.

Annexation for Habitat Choptank for Brooks Lane, Public Hearing
Webb Lane road extension as public road
Public Hearing for Charter Amendment

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.

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 2017 CONTEST SOON!

August 14, 9 a.m.—St. Michaels in Bloom meeting

St. Michaels logo Spring FBDate: Monday, August 14th, 9 a.m.
Location: St. Michaels Library

Join your neighbors to talk about planning for a “Daffodil Weekend” in April and May Baskets!

Meetings are planned for second Monday of each month at at 9 a.m. at the St. Michaels library.

July TBD—Classic Motor Museum “Grand Opening”

Classic Motor Museum LogoCCMotorDates: Thursday through Sunday of each week starting in July TBD 2017
Time: TBD

The historic town of St. Michaels, Md. makes history again with a tribute to America’s love affair with the automobile and the open road. The Classic Motor Museum opened its doors on April 22nd with a grand opening celebration. It’s the only museum of its kind in the mid-Atlantic between Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and it has a unique educational mission. Fans of classic vehicles will find a rotating collection that offer a different experience with each return visit.  The collection will include pre World War II classics, post WWII sports cars, and modern specialty cars like Corvettes, Mustangs and rat rods.  Visitors will also be able to pore over an extensive collection of motoring artifacts, including classic models and a comprehensive automotive library.   And it doesn’t end there.  The price of admission will support the non-profit museum’s mission to educate and train young people in the art and craft of classic vehicle restoration and maintenance. Classes are already underway. The grand opening is the culmination of five years of planning, fundraising and building. It began in the Spring of 2012 when Talbot County came to the Commissioners of St. Michaels looking for ideas to boost tourism. They came up with the concept of a classic motor museum, but decided it would be more than a tourist attraction. Museum President, Tad duPont, says, “Right from the start we saw the museum as a way to give back to the community.” In addition to the educational program, part of the museum proceeds will go to charitable organizations in the county, once the museum pays off its construction debt. It has all been made possible though the generosity of donors and volunteers.  duPont points out that not a single tax dollar has been spent on the museum.

In addition, the museum is selling raffle tickets to win a classic 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Roadster. Raffle tickets are $50 each and only 500 will be sold.

The Classic Motor Museum is located at 102 E. Marengo St. in St. Michaels. After the grand opening celebration, the museum will be open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday beginning April 27th.

May TBD—Community Day at CBMM

52eaf788-7964-4d93-8c95-8e0c30d63bb8Dates: Sunday, May TBD, 2018
Times: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.
Ticket Prices/Links: FREE

As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May TBD, 2018, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

Highlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service, with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.

The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

The day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award-winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at noon, and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

While enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

While at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs ARE NOT permitted on Museum grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs ARE permitted on Museum grounds during regular business hours.

For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit CBMM.

February 14—Valentine’s Day

St. Michaels Xf V-day 300x600Winter is a very romantic time in St. Michaels! Cozy inns, elegant and relaxed dining, wonderful shops (many with lovely jewelry, hint, hint.)
Valentine’s day is Tuesday, February 14th
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“My day to day life is very stressful and I don’t really have a lot of time to relax. I finally got a weekend off and my boyfriend surprised me with a romantic weekend getaway to St. Michaels. The owners were extremely nice and helpful. They gave us the best tips for our weekend and were very accommodating. We had room 1 on the first floor. It was cozy with a king size bed, very comfortable, and nice little fireplace for the evening. We did not have a tv in our room which was absolutely amazing for getting away. However, there was a tv in the lounge area with dvd’s, plenty of books to read and complimentary coffee, hot tea, cider, hot chocolate, and little pastries. Each morning we awoke to the amazing smells coming from the kitchen and warm voices for conversation. The food was incredible. Fresh ingredients all prepared each morning. I really appreciate the care they put into everything. They shared stories about the history of the town and we always had an abundance of conversation. The town was quaint and beautiful with a lot of neat little stores and excellent cuisine. Weather was great with a slight breeze from the water. We will definitely be back.”

“My choice for a weekend winter escape! No Crowds! Shopping, Cafés, Museums, Pubs & Saloons, all with no crowds! ENJOY!”

November TBD, 10:30 a.m.—Thanksgiving Parade of Classic Cars

Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 11.23.03 AMThe Classic Motor Museum is hosting the Third Annual Thanksgiving Parade of Classic Cars on Sat., Nov. TBD. Beginning at 9 a.m. cars will line up at the Perry Cabin Ball Fields. At 10:30 the parade will proceed down Talbot St. and finish at E. Marengo St. at the Classic Motor Museum where refreshments will be enjoyed. Registration is required, and the deadline is Nov. 16. E-mail classicmotormuseumstmichaels@gmail.com or call 410-745-8979. Donations are appreciated as we continue to raise funds to have the Museum doors open by the spring.

Visit the Classic Motor Museum website for more information.

A 1929 Model A Roadster leads the was among the favorites at the Classic Motor Museum parade in St. Michaels on Saturday. (Photo – Courtesy of The Star Democratic/APG Media of Chesapeake LLC)