News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Town Resident Notice: Discarded Christmas tree pick-ups will begin on January 2nd and continue on Thursday through January. The pick-ups will be on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Place your tree in the area of your normal trash pick up and it will be picked up by the Town Public Works Department.

Public Safety Notice:During the hustle and bustle of the Holidays take a moment to keep your assets safe.Did you know?According to a 2019 report by the MD State Police, 50% of vehicle theft cases-the keys were left in the car, 60% of the stolen vehicle cases-the vehicle wasunlocked and 95% of all vehicle theft cases- had no anti-theft device active.

Remember to take these simple steps:

  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park your car. 
  • Park in well-lit areas at night. A full 66% of thefts happen at night.
  • Do not leave a car running. Not only is it a target for thieves, but it’s also a safety hazard.
  • Put your keys in your pocket! Do not leave them in the car.
  • Hide your valuables. Put them in the trunk. Put them under the seat. Or better yet, take them with you.

Town Hall Closure Notice: Town Hall will be closed at noon on December 31st and will be closed on New Year’s Day. Happy New Year to all!! 


December’s “Things You Need to Know” from Mayor Pat,click here to view.

If you missed the Town of Chesapeake Beach Barbara “Jo” Finch Brightest Beacon on the Bay Awards ceremony, you can view the winners and our generous sponsors here! Plan some time to drive through Town to see these gems.  Town of Chesapeake Beach 2020 calendars are in the mail for distribution. Residents can expect to receive calendars in their mailboxes early next week.  Water Park Season Passes for 2020 Season make great gifts and are currently available at a discount! To make your purchase visit us at


Shop Local: Explore all that the County has to offer by viewing the 2019 Edition of Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission’s Farm Holiday Guide. Find local events, handmade gifts, and festive food & drinks. To view the guide please click here.

December 28 –Motown Music –What’s your favorite tune? The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney beginning at 7:30 p.m. until 11:30. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas. Tickets available at the door. Public warmly welcomed. For information call 410-257-9878

Calvert County Health Department Office of Aging is offering a six-week workshop titled ” Living Well with Diabetes”. This class will help pre-diabetics and those with diabetes learn how to manage their condition. The workshop is offered at Calvert Pines Senior Center at 450 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick, MD every Tuesday from January 7-February 11, 2020 from 11:30 am-2:00 pm. The class and materials are FREE. Participants must register by calling 410-535-5400, ext 459. 

 For more information on any of the above “Happenings,” contact Marti Gilpin (Office and Community Involvement Coordinator for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)  410-257-2230  or via email.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...