For those who will be asking, trick-or-treating generally starts when the sun goes down. Please only go to the houses that have lights on. Remember "please" and "thank you" and be mindful of neighbors' lawns. Use walkways if possible. Remember that trick-or-treating is a fun activity and those who are giving out candy are doing so out of the goodness of their hearts. Show them how much they are appreciated and make it a fun evening! If you are driving through the streets of Selby, please remember that this is a night when children are all over the neighborhood. SLOW DOWN YOUR SPEEDS!!! Parents, please keep an eye out on ALL of our Selby kids and try to keep them out of the streets so that cars may pass safely. If we both work together, then we'll all have a great night. Unfortunately, it's supposed to be chilly on Halloween night, but dry. Don't forget the hay rides at the clubhouse starting around 7:30ish and the bonfire as well.
Considering we have had a rash of break-ins, please take some time before retiring for the evening to make sure cars, sheds and garages are locked up.
This weekend (Sunday) Daylight Savings Time ends. Make sure you set your clocks back one hour on Saturday evening. Also, grab some batteries and change the ones in your smoke detector. It's better to be safe than sorry!!
Happy Halloween Selby!!
Last night there were a couple burglaries in my area of Selby, including my garage.
The Police were apparently alerted by one of my neighbors, who ‘spotted’ the thieves walking down the road with some of my power tools.
They were using the dirt path on the corner of 2nd and Winding Rd as their ‘Stash Area’ to come back later to load them onto a truck.
The Police Dogs were able to locate this area very quickly and found all my property and a few other valuable tools from other trucks.
I’m not certain if they apprehended the individuals, but the Police Cruisers, Helicopter and two K9 teams were ‘all over’ this area.
However, with all the wooded areas we have in Selby and the fact that these ‘guys’ were on foot and after dark – It was difficult to find them.
Take out those Key Fobs and lock your cars and trucks when you head off to bed.
These ‘guys’ have not been known to ‘break into’ a vehicle, but if they’re able to open any of the doors they will take anything of value.
These individuals are brazen and will not hesitate to steal, sell and get money from your valuables for their drug habit.
If your vehicle has never been ‘hit’ – consider yourself fortunate.
Here's a quick Weekly Update! Sorry I'm late!
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Zumba, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Clubhouse Reservations - 7:45pm
Parking Stickers and Key Fobs - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, 31 October 2014 (Halloween)
Around 7:30pm we'll have our annual hay ride through the neighborhood and bonfire down at the beach. Stop through while you're trick-or-treating! There will be no other activities at the clubhouse and the building will be locked. Please be safe while trick-or-treating. PLEASE SLOW DOWN ON NEIGHBORHOOD ROADS!!! I can not stress this enough! If you are out and about and of legal drinking age, then please designate a driver and be good to them. Buy them dinner and nonalcoholic drinks!!
Saturday, 1 November 2014
8:00am - 12:00pm
There will be a community yard sale at the community center. I'm not sure if there is space available, but please email SOTBReservations for more information.
Dogs on the Beach
There have been reports of finding dog droppings in the sand on the beach and around the beach common areas. PLEASE clean up after your pet. Dog droppings pollute our Bay and can just be impossible to get out of kids' shoes. Also, make sure your dog has a collar with up-to-date owner information. We've been finding a lot of fuzzy friends wandering the neighborhood with no collars and no way of finding their homes!
Thank you to everyone to helped out and attended the Halloween party. Here is a list of our contest winners and thank yous!
Age Group - 0-4
Cutest - Ellee Wilson
Scariest - Tyler O’Callahan
Funniest- Sean Levin
Age Group - 5-8
Cutest- Madie Stevens
Scariest- Owen Jorgenson
Funniest- Lexi McDonald
Age Group - 9-12
Cutest- Lexa Rocha
Scariest- Jordan O’Connell
Funniest- Paul Watson
Age Group - 13-16
Cutest- Ginger O’Callahan
Scariest- Lori Eber
Funniest- Don Collett
1st- Landon Witles
2nd- Sawyer McDonald
3rd- Arnia Goode
Name- Alexa D’Angelo
Name- Van Watson
Name- Mark Watson
1st- Sophie Collett
2nd- Landon Witles
3rd- Michael Maher
1st- Paul Watson
2nd- Lucas Middledorf
3rd- Lexy McDonald
DJ - Marc Galiber
Decorations - Betsy Owen
Social Committee - Kim Bareuther, Linda Bouchard, Kim Cooper, Rachel Kunkel,Betsy Owen, Tricia Stecklein, Maria Witles
Donations of time, food and toilet paper - Kim Bareuther, Maria Witles, Heather Knighton, Elizabeth Limerick, Jennifer Clemenko, Nicole Wilson, Kara Walsh, Kim Cooper, Ginger O’Callaghan, Melissa McDonald, Denise Wittington, Nicole Wilson, Lori Eber, Rachel Kunkel, Michelle Collett, Annette Ridgeway, Kelly Anderson, Ursula Rocha, Gerda Parr, Alaina Humbertson, Shirleen Pilgrim, Jennifer O’Connell
Monetary Donation - Melissa Stevens
Costume Contest Judges - Ursula Rocha, Gerda Parr, Melissa Stevens
Piñata - Heather Knighton
Clean Up Crew - Bob Blaszkiewicz, June Blaszkiewicz, Paul Watson, Jillian Watson
If anyone is missing a pumpkin top on a head band from a Halloween costume, then please let me know. We found one Saturday night while cleaning.
AACPS will be closing 2 hours early on Friday, 31 October 2014.
I think that's about it for now!
Enjoy your week!!
Good Morning Selby!
Here's is what is coming up this week - 19 October 2014.
Wednesday; 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Girls Night Out
Thursday; 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice. We will play a few games and have a few laughs!
Saturday; 6:00pm - 10:pm
A big thank you to Marc Galiber who has agreed to DJ our halloween celebrations. You may know him from the Tiger Trot at Central Elementary! Another big thank you goes out to everyone who has signed up to volunteer/donate to our celebration. There are still many more things that we need help with so hop onto Sign-Up Genius and help us out! We especially need help with attendants for the games! This is a perfect opportunity for high schoolers who are looking for volunteer hours. FYI-you can start building those hours in middle school!
If you are interested in entering a pumpkin for the pumpkin carving contest, then please take your time and carve it at home and bring it down to the community center between 5:30pm - 6:00pm on Saturday before the party. Make sure it has a name tag with a silly or spooky name on it. This is how the pumpkin will be voted on.
If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to email SelbyBay@gmail.com.
Selby Community Yard Sale
1 November; 8:00am - Noon
There are no tables left for the community yard sale, but space is being rented on the grass. If you are interested, then please email SOTBReservations@gmail.com.
Small Business Bazaar
16 November; 10:00am - 4:00pm
There are currently 11 tables still available. Tables are $20 each and are required to be paid to be reserved. This is a great opportunity for home businesses such as Avon, Creative Memories, Pampered Chef as well as landscapers and contractors. Crafters are welcome too. Registration will be at the community center on 20 October from 6:00pm-7:00pm and 3 November from 6:00pm-7:00pm. You can also email information (Name, business name, address, email, website and phone number) and drop off $20.
There will also be a basket silent auction. Businesses are encouraged to donate products and create a "basket" or package to be auctioned off. Community residents can also get into the fun and make baskets too!! Think themes! - game night, cold weather fun, hot chocolate, etc. The silent basket auction is a 50/50. If you are interested in making a basket to auction off, then email the primary name responsible for the basket (in case there is a team effort), business/team, address, email, phone number and basket contents to SelbyBay@gmail.com.
2 October - 15 November
Thank you to those who have donated so far! We're well on our way to beat 45lbs from 2012! Please leave non-perishable food items in the small plastic bin right outside the bathrooms by the book rack. Please no glass or expired food. We are also excepting clean, pink Yoplait lids and have just opened up the food drive to included pet food!!! Can't forget our fuzzy friends!!
I think that's about it for now. If you have any questions about anything here, then please email SelbyBay@gmail.com.
Have a great week!
Good Sunday afternoon Selby,
Here's the weekly update for the week of 12 October. Sorry, it's a bit long.
AACPS will close 2 hours early on Monday, 13 October and will be closed on Friday, 17 October.
Key Fobs and Parking Stickers
Wednesday Dennis will be at the clubhouse from 7pm - 9pm for anyone who needs key fobs for the community center and parking stickers. Just to let everyone know, our parking stickers have changed to green. If you do not have a green Selby parking sticker, then see Dennis on Wednesday.
Community Center Reservations
You can reserve the community center on Wednesday night beginning at 7:45pm until 9:00pm. Linda Bouchard will be taking care of the community center reservations. For any community center reservation requests or questions, please email Linda at SOTBReservations@gmail.com.
Small Business Bazaar Registration
If you would like to rent a table for the Selby Small Business Bazaar, then hop down to the community center from 7:00pm until 9:00pm with $20. Tables are on a first come, first serve basis and registration will end when all tables are spoken for.
Selby Tots will be getting together on Wednesday morning from 9:30am until 11:00. Come on down and meet a new friend!
Zumba classes will be at the community center from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Drop-in rate is only $10!
Below is the Selby Broadcast that came out today, just in case you missed it!
Thanks and have a great week!!!
Happy Sunday afternoon Selby!
There’s a lot going on in Selby. Grab a beverage and a comfy chair and read on!
2 October - 15 November
We will be holding our 3rd annual Selby-For-The-Hungry Food Drive from 2 October through 15 November. Please deposit non-perishable food items in the donation bin across from the community center bathrooms. Canned fruit or veggies, tuna, macaroni and cheese, instant mashed potatoes, ramen noodles, cake mix, juices - are a few good ideas. Please no glass containers. Our record was 45lbs in 2012. Let’s see if we can break it!! We are also collecting clean, pink, Yoplait yogurt lids for the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Saturday, 25 October 6pm-10pm
We will be having a Halloween party this year in Selby that does not fall on Halloween night to accommodate all of our helpful folks who enjoy their families and friends on Halloween. The annual Boo-At-The-Beach will be on Saturday, 25 October at the community center from 6pm to 10pm. There will be activities and contests to enjoy as well as a DJ. One of our contests is a pumpkin carving contest. Please carve pumpkins at home, tag with a non-family related name and bring them to the clubhouse before the party starts. We will use the name for voting purposes. Please take pumpkins with you when you leave. In order to make all of this happen, we need some HELP! Please check out SignUpGenius and sign up for food donations and volunteer opportunities.
We need YOU!!
Friday, 31 October
What would Halloween night in Selby be like without our hayrides and bonfire!?! The hayride will still be rolling through the hood on Halloween night. Rides will begin about 7:30ish. The bonfire will be lit after dark. There will be no activities at the community center on Halloween night.
Selby Community Yard Sale
Saturday, 1 November 8am - Noon
We’re cleaning out the clubhouse!! If you have personal property at the Community Center, please retrieve it no later than Wednesday, 15 October. After that date, all remaining property will be donated to the yard sale. Space including a table is available for $15 – so collected your gently used items and bring them down on the 1st. We have 13 tables that will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to reserve a table or have any questions, please email SOTBReservations@gmail.com. Set up will start 7:30am on 1 November. All unsold items must be removed by the owner no later than 1pm.
Small Business Bazaar
Sunday, 16 November 10am - 4pm
There will be a small business bazaar at the community center that will showcase all the wonderful business within the Selby community. Crafters are welcome as well. Table rentals are $20 each and there are 12 tables available. We would also like to have a 50/50 silent basket auction with our small business as well as the rest of the Selby community. What do you mean by “basket”? Simple! Get together a team or you could do it by yourself. Decide on a theme. Purchase items or, if you own your own business, donate some of your product and put together an attractive basket! We’ll auction the baskets off at the small business bazaar and split the profit with the team/small business! This is a great way of advertising your business and can be really fun if you compete with other neighbors to see who can auction their basket off for more!
If you would like to register for a table for your small business, then you can register in person on: 15 Oct (7pm-9pm), 17 Oct (5pm-7pm), 20 Oct (6pm-7pm) and 3 Nov (6pm-7pm). Tables will be available on a first come, first serve basis and registration will be closed when the last table is rented. If you would like to register to make a basket, then please email SelbyBay@gmail.com with the names on your team or business name, products that will be included in your basket and an email address.
Good evening Selby,
This year for Halloween, we'd like to try and do something a little different. Instead of having Halloween festivities on the night of Halloween, we're going to have a Halloween party on 25 October. We decided that this would be better since many of our volunteers would like to trick-or-treat with their families or hand out candy to neighborhood children on Halloween night. We'll still have our hayride and bonfire on Halloween night though. A Selby Halloween wouldn't be complete without them! Usually the hayride starts around 7:30-8:00pm.
The Selby Boo-At-The-Beach will be held on 25 October at the community center from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. We will have activities and contests for the kids throughout the evening. One of our contests will be a pumpkin carving contest. We're asking for those who would like to enter a pumpkin, to carve their Jack o'Lanterns at home, give it a name (a non-family name on a card) and bring it down to the community center before the party starts. Voters will use the anonymous name to cast their vote.
The success of the Selby-Boo-At-The-Beach relies on you! We need volunteers! We need volunteers to donate snacks. We need volunteers to man the games. This would be great for teens looking for some community service hours. We need volunteers to donate toilet paper. This is for a few of the games. Attached is the link for the SignUpGenius. Please take a look and see how you can help out.