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TBD, 4 p.m.—Waterways Management Advisory Board

The Waterways Management Advisory Board (Panel) meets at least once a year at the request of the Planning Commission. Meetings are held at the Town Office at 300 Mill Street.

December TBD, 2-4 p.m.— Santa’s Secret Workshop at the Y

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THE Y! Sunday, December TBD; 2-4 pm

We’re turning the YMCA into a winter wonderland with gifts galore! Bring the kiddos to the Y where they can “shop” for a gift for that special someone. All children will be able to pick out at least one gift and our elves will gladly wrap and bag the gifts so there’s no peeking. While here, they can sit on Santa’s lap and have a picture taken with the big guy (professional photos will be available for purchase). We’ll also be offering cookies and cocoa to kids of all ages!

This FREE event is open to the ENTIRE COMMUNITY…so call the YMCA today to reserve your spot. We’ll see your family in December!

ST MICHAELS FAMILY YMCA
A Branch of the YMCA of the Chesapeake
1013 S Talbot Street, St Michaels MD 21663
410.745.5963 www.ymcachesapeake.org

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.

January 25, 6 p.m.—Planning Commission

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.

Webb Lane Final Site Plan Review

MEETING DATES-Thursday (SUBMITTAL DEADLINES-Monday by 12 NOON)
January 25, 2018 (Submit by January 5, 2018)
February 22, 2018 (Submit by January 2, 2018)
March 22, 2018 (Submit by February 2, 2018)
April 26, 2018 (Submit by March 6, 2018)
May 24, 2018 (Submit by April 4, 2018)
June 28, 2018 (Submit by May 8, 2018)
July 26, 2018 (Submit by June 6, 2018)
August 23, 2018 (Submit by July 3, 2018)
September 27, 2018 (Submit by August 7, 2018)
October 25, 2018 (Submit by September 5, 2018)
November 22, 2018 (Submit by October 2, 2018)
December 27, 2018 (Submit by November 7, 2018)

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

February 14, 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.

January 10, 2018 – COSM Regular Working & Legislative Session

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!

February 6, 9 a.m.—St. Michaels in Bloom meeting

Planting 1Date: Next meeting February 6, 9 a.m.
(Usually scheduled on the first Monday of each month, but that is New Year’s Day. Skipping a December Meeting due to the holidays.)
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!

May 20, 10 a.m.—Community Day at CBMM

52eaf788-7964-4d93-8c95-8e0c30d63bb8Dates: Sunday, May 20, 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 20, 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.

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.

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.

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
Watch a Winter Romance video here!

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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!”