Good Afternoon Selby,
Are you ready to say hello to 2015?! Hop down to the community center and ring in the new year with your friendly neighbors! We'll have Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on the projection screen and a champagne toast at midnight. Your $10 at the door will enter you in door prizes throughout the evening so keep that ticket stub! This is an adult function, but there will be a teen onsite in case babysitting services are needed in the back room. There will be no activities planned so please bring entertainment if children are to attend for a while. Don't forget the tip too!
The Selby New Year's Eve celebrations begins at 9:00pm and ends at 12:30am. Bring your own beverages and please sign up to bring munchies! If you are on Facebook, then please RSVP through Facebook. If you are not on Facebook, then please RSVP to SelbyBay@gmail.com. This is will give us an estimated count for champagne. Thanks!
Happy New Year!!
Good Evening Selby,
Welcome to the last few days before Christmas! I hope everyone is ready for Santa's visit! I am certainly not, but I'm getting there. Here are a few notes for the week.
Selby Holiday Lights 2014
I would first like to thank Mary Beth Hershelman, Maria Witles and Alexa D'Angelo for stepping up and volunteering to judge our nominated Selby houses. This year we decided to have 2 categories to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I really think that this helped to add a few newbies into the contest. The two categories were: Total Griswold and Classic Christmas. We had a total of 8 nominations which was up from last year! Our winners were:
1st - 3680 8th Ave
2nd - 3657 8th Ave
3rd - 3621 7th Ave
1st - 801 Selby Blvd
2nd - 833 Selby Heights
3rd - 817 Selby Heights
Our two other nominees were: 877 Holly Dr and 850 Bayview Dr. Take some time and drive by and admire their workmanship!! To all the winners: please email me at SelbyBay@gmail.com when is the best time to stop by with your award. Thanks!
Holiday Trash Collection
Due to the Christmas holiday, our trash pickup which is regularly scheduled for Friday, will now be picked up on Saturday.
AACPS will be closed Wednesday, 24 December 2014 and will reopen again on Monday, 5 January 2015.
Selby New Year's Eve
We will be having a Selby New Year's Eve party. We're all busy with the holidays, but the details so far are: 31 December, Community Center, $10 per adult 21 years or older, champagne toast at midnight. I'll have more after Christmas. In the meantime, check out the sign-up sheet and sign up for a donation!!
Don't forget to check out NORAD Santa on Christmas Eve!! NORAD tracks Santa all over the world as he delivers his goodies. Also, don't forget reindeer food as well!! My family usually mixes oats, birdseed and colored sugar. Please refrain from using glitter. Glitter is actually little pieces of metal and can harm birds if they eat it. This time of the year, the birds will eat anything!
With all the recent talk about crime, please bring your concerns to the community meeting on Tuesday, 6 January at the community center at 7pm. The one thing that really stuck out to me as I was looking at holiday lights back in Selby Heights is that it is DARK!!! Very dark and with a lot of woods around. I really think one good deterrent to crime is to leave your porch lights on at night. Street lights are really needed back there! We'll have a rep from Beverly Beach's neighborhood watch program there at the meeting to talk with everyone about how the peninsula communities can help each other.
Well, I think that's about it for now. Hope everyone enjoys their holiday!!!
I apologize for not getting this out sooner. Just like everyone else, I'm trying to get holiday stuff organized for my own family. Unfortunately, while everyone is blissfully happy during the holiday season, there are those who take advantage of those around them. We did talk about this at the last community meeting. It was stressed very clearly...LOCK EVERYTHING. The middle-of-the-night automobile "break-ins" are more like "open-ups". Keep an eye on your neighbors. You don't have to stalk them, but notice their comings and goings. If things don't look right to you, then call the police. If you are having packages delivered to your home, then asked a neighbor who is home to look out for them or have them delivered to your work. Sometimes we make it far too easy for thieves. Once their opportunities dry up, they will leave. As far as key fobs, make sure they beep. Physically check your doors. I go outside and check my car doors every night. It's mostly OCD, but it's the good kind of OCD I guess. Below is the email Bob sent out earlier. This is about a home burglary. I don't know the details, but we can all help each other by looking out for each other.
Morning Selby, Re: Home Break-ins
Please read the email I received this morning from one of our fellow Residents in Selby.
We all need to ‘watch out’ for each other and if we observe a suspicious activity – CALL THE POLICE. They won’t scold you if it’s a False Alarm - Really!
Maybe you can pass this along to the Selby gang. I know you do that from time to time.
My neighbor asked me to pass this along to you.
There was a Home Burglary this past Wednesday/Thursday on 10th Ave.
The haul was significant, computer, monitor, jewelry, cash, coins, etc. Police were contacted and a report was filed.
This was a pretty brazen break-in, because it appears they were in the house for a while.
The amount of stolen property indicates multiple trips in and out of the house or more than one person. To be clear, nobody was home during the break-in.
With all the recent activity in the community, I thought sharing this along with another reminder to keep our homes, cars, garage doors, sheds, etc. locked up tight, along with security lighting and a watchful eye is in order.
This is a great place to live, but we have more than our fair share of bad guys!
I hope sharing this reminds everyone to be careful.
Thanks for reading and don’t forget to ‘click’ those Key Fobs before you go to sleep tonight and every night.
Hop down to the clubhouse to sing jolly holiday tunes and sip hot chocolate by the fire!! Saturday, 13 December 2014 beginning at 6:00pm.
PS - Bring some firewood to donate!!
Thank you to everyone who helped out and donated to our Selby Holiday Happy Hour on Friday. It was a really great turn out and I hope everyone had a great time.
A very special thank you goes out to the ladies who help me plan our Selby events ~ Kim Bareuther, Maria Witles, Linda Bouchard, Betsy Owen, Rachel Kunkel and Kim Cooper. A big thank you goes out to the following...
* Our decorating crew ~ Betsy Owen, Kim Bareuther and Becky Newman. A special thanks to Betsy Owen who painted and created the beautiful backdrop for Santa.
* Dennis Gheen for our Christmas tree.
* Bill Harding for picking up our tree and setting it up.
* Andy Moser for being our Selby Santa once again.
* Maria Witles for the very cool Rudolph craft.
* Our first clean up crew ~ I apologize, but there were so many of you that I don't have your names. Thank you all though and I was completely amazed at the speed and agility of everyone involved. I've never seen things get cleaned up so fast! Thanks!
* Everyone who signed up on Sign-Up Genius and donated to the potluck: Heather Knighton, Linda Bouchard, Chrissie Andre, Melissa McDonald, Annette Ridgeway, Marianne Lounsberry, Maria Witles, Melissia Stevens, Stephanie Galiber, Lori Eber, Rachel Kunkel and Christina Coder.
* Craig and Priscilla Luckett who helped straighten up after everyone left. Did you guys come back to mop? If that was you, then thank you!!
Congrats to Craig Luckett who won the Ugly Sweater Contest and the Newman family who were our runner-ups.
Thank you again to everyone and hope everyone enjoyed themselves!
Good Evening Selby!
Here is your update for the week of 7 December. BTW, Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor which cleared the way for our entrance into World War II. On 23 August 1994, Congress declared 7 December as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Tonight at 7:00pm Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department will escort Santa to our Community Center. Kids will be able to meet and greet with Santa and take photos. Please bring a wrapped toy clearly labelled boy or girl with recommended age.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Community Center fobs and parking stickers
7:45pm to 9:00pm
Community Center reservations
AACPS interims sent out
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hot Chocolate and Bonfire at the Beach
Selby Holiday Lights Contest
If you are interested in being a judge for the Selby Holiday Lights contest, then please email SelbyBay@gmail.com. It won't take very long and all you have to do is go look at the houses that have been nominated and vote on your favorites.
If you would like to nominate your house or a neighbor's, then please email SelbyBay@gmail.com. Please include the address and name of homeowner. This year we're doing things a little differently. We will have TWO categories with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The categories are: Classic Christmas and Total Griswald! Have fun Selby!! All nominations are due by 18 December.
Drop and Shop
Shift One: 8:00am to 11:00pm
Shift Two: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Selby Drop and Shop allows parents to drop off their children at the Community Center and do some last minute Christmas shopping. Each shift has 10 spots open at $10 per child. Please email SelbyBay@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Payment and information form will be required at drop-off time. We are also looking for volunteers to help. This is a great opportunity for some volunteer time for students!!
New Year's Eve
Selby will be hosting New Year's Eve at the Community Center. Details are still being put together, but admission will be $10 for those 18 and over. Stand by for more details!! BTW...there will be sign-up for snack donations. ;)
Online Selby Small Business Holiday Village
Do you have a small business and want to participate in the Selby Online Small Business Village? Then email your name, website address and holiday specials to SelbyBay@gmail.com. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the personal touch and uniqueness of small businesses everywhere!
Selby is putting together a Teen Bank! If your teen is interested in doing odd jobs in the neighborhood like babysitting or snow shoveling, then email their name, age and any experience along with a guardian's name and address. If you are looking for a teen to do some odd jobs for pay, then email your name and the job that you would like done. We will match teens to folks looking for help! Email - SelbyBay@gmail.com.
SPCA Food Drive
The SPCA is sponsoring a food drive through December. If you would like to contribute, then please place the following in the donation inside the community center by the book rack:
* Dog and Puppy Food, dry and canned
- Purina Pro Plan, Purina One, Science Diet or Pedigree
* Cat and Kitten Food, dry and canned
- Purina Pro Plan, Purina Kitten Chow, Friskies canned
* Rabbit and guinea pig food
* Toys and treats
* Cat litter
* Towels and blankets
* Pet beds
Mr. Ken at Edgewater Books is collecting money to fund a holiday grocery spree for a family in need. He has collected $180 of his $300 goal. Let's help him make someone's holiday truly magical!! You can donate money at:
Gift Card Drive
Selby will be sponsoring it's annual gift card drive for the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. Throughout the holiday season, please consider donating unwanted gift cards and placing them in our donation bin at the community center. The gift cards will be used by families whose children are being treated locally for very serious illnesses.
UPCOMING FOR THE NEW YEAR
- First Annual Selby Chili Cook-Off
Thanks Selby and have a fantastic week!!
Good Evening Selby!
Here is your update for the week beginning 1 December.
7:00pm - SCA Board/Community meeting @ Community Center
9:30am to 11:30am - Selby Tots @ Community Center
6:30pm to 7:30pm - Zumba @ Community Center
The Selby Holiday Celebration will be on Friday, 5 December beginning at 5:30pm. We REALLY need some munchie donations!! Check out the SignUp:
Don't forget about the Ugly Sweater Contest!! Wear your worst...or best...just wear an ugly sweater!! There will be a craft for the kiddies and Santa will arrive at 6:30pm. Bring your favorite drinks for you and the little ones!
The Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting Firehouse Santa again this year! Santa will stop by the Selby Community Center on Sunday, 6 December at 7:00pm. Next year, Santa will go back to visiting specified streets in Selby. Please bring a wrapped gift labelled for a boy or a girl and the recommend age.
The Selby Online Small Business Village
Small businesses are great places to find unique gifts for the holidays! You're also helping out the entrepreneur. A small business page will be set up for the holidays on the Selby website. If you would like to have your small business included, then please email (SelbyBay@gmail.com) your business's URL, name and any seasonal sales!
We're looking for teens who would like to help out some neighbors and make a little money. We have already had a few folks looking for some help. Now we have to find the help! If you have a teen who would like to help out a neighbor and earn some money, then send email SelbyBay@gmail.com your teen's name, age and what they can help out with. Please include a guardian's name and a contact email. If you are a neighbor looking for a little help, then please email your name, contact email and a job/s you're looking to fill. A few ideas are snow shoveling, babysitting, leaf raking, pet sitting, lawn mowing, etc.
Every year NORAD keeps us updated to the goings-on at the North Pole. When the big night comes, NORAD tracks Santa through the skies and reports back what Santa is doing around the world! NORAD Santa is online now! Check it out! www.noradsanta.org
Edgewater Books is sponsoring an anonymous family this holiday season and raising money to present the family with a gift of food! Mr. Ken's goal is $300! Help Edgewater Books by donating what you can and making one family's holiday truly magical.
Selby Holiday Events
This week, Selby's holiday events will be hashed out. Details will be out by week's end. To all house decorators...start stringing those lights and get those snowmen on the lawn!! Also, considering the incidents we have had around Selby, it might be a good idea to take a picture of your lawn decor just in case something goes missing.
I think that's it for this week!! Please check out the SignUp Genius for our Selby Holiday Party!!
Have a great week and see ya Friday!!