Saturday, May 18, 2013
This year's festival kicks off June 1.
The banner for the Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival was erected over Cape St. Claire Road Friday afternoon. That's right—June 1 is right around the corner. The annual festival's parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Volunteer Fire Department, and extend to the Cape Beach for festivities at 11 a.m. Last year's event was a big hit. Check out a gallery of photos from last year's Strawberry Festival.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The popular eatery will soon get a new name and dinner offerings under a new manager.
A new spin on an old favorite is coming to Cravings in Cape St. Claire. The popular breakfast and lunch eatery recently changed managers, and will soon change its name and begin offering a limited dinner menu. The restaurant’s new manager, Dave Pow, said the new name will be the "Blue Rooster Café." Pow said he has more than 17 years of experience in upscale restaurants that boast millions in sales. But he was looking for something different, which is what brought him to consider purchasing Cravings. “Really, I just got a great vibe from the place in talking with the former owner. The folks here are loyal, and I was looking for something small, and close to home,” Pow said. Fresh from making a turkey club on wheat, Pow emerged from the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Take a free lesson in hip-hop, zumba and more styles of dance this Saturday.
The Cape St. Claire-based dance academy, directed by Michelle T. Davy, is hosting a series of free dancing classes to kick off National Dance Week. The week is celebrated by dance studios cross the country in a variety of ways, including flash mobs, fitness-based events, and parties. At Davy Dance Academy, Davy hopes to show off her lineup of classes with some free tastes. "This is an opportunity for people to meet our teachers, experience different styles of dance, have fun and get a few tips about getting healthy and staying active," Davy said. The free, 20-minute classes will include: The free classes are for all ages, and will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Davy Dance Academy in Cape St. Claire's shopping center. See also:
Friday, May 10, 2013
Over the years, Curtis estimates that she’s sold nearly 2,000 mobiles priced from $30 to hundreds.
In a small studio below her Cape St. Claire home, Sue Rena Curtis creates art that dances in the light and sways with the wind. The Dancing Glass mobiles that Curtis makes aren’t your standard fare. She bypasses the traditional soldering technique and uses simple wire to bind the glass to a metal frame. The method frees her to create more creative, elaborate displays than possible using traditional means, she said. “With this, there aren’t any weight limitations,” Curtis said. “I can suspend one piece off of another.” Why go solder-free? Curtis said she's something of an environmental buff, and doesn't like to use unneeded chemicals. After creating mobiles like these for over a decade, she’s become something of a master craftsman. Her …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Two dogs, which authorities described as young pit bulls, allegedly attacked and killed a cat on Saturday.
Anne Arundel County Animal Control responded to Cape St. Claire on Saturday for a report of two dogs having killed a cat. Authorities arrived at the 700 block of Mt. Alban Drive on Saturday afternoon and took control of the two dogs: a 2- to 3-year-old pit bull and a 6-month-old pit bull. Both dogs were impounded by authorities, according to Anne Arundel County Police Department spokesman Justin Mulcahy, who added that the investigation into the incident is ongoing. "After completion of the investigation, animal control will make the determination based on the law as to how to proceed with the animals," Mulcahy said. The cat's owner, Alexander Edwards, posted on a Cape St. Claire community Facebook group on Saturday describing the incident…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The executive will be the guest speaker at a community association meeting in July.
The county's newest executive, Laura Neuman, will be the next guest speaker for the Cape St. Claire Improvement Association. The community association, which oversees all homes in the Cape St. Claire region of Broadneck, made the announcement on its Facebook page. Neuman will speak to the association at the group's next quarterly meeting, scheduled for July 23. Neuman became the county's executive in February after being chosen by the Anne Arundel County Council to serve out the remainder of the term for former executive John R. Leopold, who resigned. Since becoming the executive, Neuman has been overhauling county departments and recently outlined her plans for the 2014 fiscal year budget. Before becoming executive, Neuman was the CEO of …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Cape St. Claire football has launched a brand new site for all of you Cape Football needs
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A Sunday cleanup at Lake Claire drew all sorts of helpers to Cape St. Claire.
For the past six months, the Friends of Lake Claire have been clearing the area around the lake of phragmites, an invasive species of reed. On Sunday, dozens of neighbors in Cape St. Claire gathered together for another cleanup, this time with a little bit of extra help from goats. The animals were particularly a hit with the kids at the cleanup. See a video of the goats in action at the Sunday cleanup. Volunteers weren't just clearing out phragmites on Sunday, either. They also were busy planting new vegetation to help replace what the phragmites had taken away from the lake. The group meets once a month to organize cleanups. If you are interested in pitching in, visit their Facebook group for more information.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Strawberry Festival and Fourth of July Parade are just around the corner.
Summer will be here sooner than you think. Volunteers at the Cape St. Claire Improvement Association are well underway in planning festivals and parades to line the streets with activity. The first up is the Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival on June 1. The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Volunteer Fire Department, and extend to the Cape Beach for festivities at 11 a.m. Last year's event was a big hit. Check out a gallery of photos from last year's Strawberry Festival. This year the Cape will also host a Fourth of July Parade, and volunteers are actively seeking the next grand marshal. Kathleen Mooneyhan told Patch they hope the marshal can be someone who embodies patriotism in the community. "It would be wonderful to showcase …
A cleanup by local volunteers hopes to restore access to Lake Claire with years of hard work.
A group of hungry, eco-friendly goats used their natural talents to trim away a reed infestation surrounding Lake Claire during the weekend. The Sunday morning cleanup, organized by the Friends of Lake Claire, a group of local volunteers, was just one of several similar cleanups planned since November. The group hopes to restore access to the lake, where an infestation of phragmites, a type of reed, have grown up to 12 feet tall, making it impossible to get to the scenic lake. Eco-Goats, a company based in Davidsonville, lent a few hungry mouths to the volunteer effort on Sunday. The company's president, Brian Knox, said he uses the goats throughout the county, and hopes to put them to work at Lake Claire more in the future. Volunteers …