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2015 Fireworks Show!

In Chesapeake City

Friday, July 3, 2015
Rain Date: July 5

FIREWORKS-POSTER-for-WEBLThe historic little canal town of Chesapeake City will once again bask in the beauty of an awe-inspiring exploding light show of another stupendous fireworks display over the water. Previous years’ shows have been incredible in their magnitude with the producers outdoing themselves year after year. Last year, however there was a hitch in the display when a fire broke out in the area where the displays are launched and many spectators returned home without seeing many displays. The show did resume later in the night after the small mishap was brought under control. With lessons learned, this year’s show promises to deliver a sight to behold.

To kick off the event, music of the season will be played in concert from the bandstand in Pell Gardens starting at 5:30pm. At 7pm, the hometown Independence Day Parade begins from under the bridge on the South Side of town and marches through the waterfront area.

Vendors with food and drink and those ubiquitous light sticks will be on both the North and South Sides of the canal. In the past, many people would drive onto the levee on the North Side to get the best view of the fireworks which are set off from the hilltop behind the Army Corps of Engineers. Starting this year, however, no vehicles can drive on the North Side levee since it the Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail will be completed by mid-June and is officially closed to all vehicles at all times. People are invited to walk the newly paved levee trail or ride their bicycles to view the show.

For more information: 410-885-5298

PHOTO: Kevin Quinlan Photography

PHOTO: Kevin Quinlan Photography



Chesapeake City’s Summer Sundays in the Park have been a tradition for over a decade. Come out to Pell Gardens, bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy warm summer evenings of music for free. The music is sponsored by local businesses and residents plus the generous donations of concert-goers when the “hat” is passed around at concert end. From 6 to 8 pm.

PHOTO: Kevin Quinlan Photography

PHOTO: Kevin Quinlan Photography

Pell Gardens Summer Music Schedule:

Tuesday, June 2:  7pm. Special Jazz Concert by the Bohemia Manor High School Band. Rain date: Tuesday, June 9

Summer Sundays in the Park:

July 5: Cecil County Community Band – Celebrating Independence Day

July 12 - 21 Horses – Country Music

July 19: Acoustic Turnpike – Sounds of Bluegrass

July 26: Serenaders - 50's Rock and Roll duo

August 2: Salamanders - Classic rock, Original songs – a fun-loving trio.

August 9: Charlie Hitman - Classic Rock- easy listening one man band

August 16: Daytripper - Rock & Roll

August 23: Summit Hill Bluegrass – The sounds of Bluegrass

August 30: Summer Larry Tucker Band – Everyone’s favorite! R&B, oldies, Motown

For more information: 410-885-5298
QUESTIONS/PHOTO REQUESTS: Carla Miners 302-528-5956

C&D Canal Waterfront Museum Now Open on Weekends!

outsdie museumChesapeake City: Several years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers created a stunning historical tribute to the infamous C&D Canal. Starting from its origins as a canal dug by the hands and engineering ingenuity of over 1500 men, the museum bears witness to the millions of east-west passages that have gone through the historic canal and the stories they tell. Housed in its original early 1800s canal structures, this gem of a museum with moving exhibits and video offers a amazing look at the history, beauty and wildlife on what is still the third most active canal on the planet.

The museum has been continually open to the public on weekdays but not on Saturdays and Sundays for quite some time due to weekend scheduling conflicts at the government property. The town of Chesapeake City stepped up to fill the need in order to add to tourists’ enjoyment of the area when they visit the charming historic town. Working with the cooperation of the Chesapeake Inn, the Bayard House and Schaefers Canal House restaurants for personnel, Chesapeake City’s Tourism department is coordinating the staffing of the museum on Saturdays and Sundays from the hours of 11 am until 4 pm.

Don’t miss it. Bring the kids. Bring the grandparents. Children love the beautiful models of ships, canal lock animation, videos, and the ancient fossils on display found at the first canal dig; Seniors get excited over the engineering, the ingenuity of the tools and design, and the nostalgia of it all. It’s a terrific family destination.

Weekend visitors are asked to enter the museum by using the marked Pedestrian Gate below the museum on the Army Corps grounds – at the intersection of Second Street and Bethel Road just west of the Chesapeake Inn. Parking areas marked with Canal Museum signage are located just outside the gate. Admission to the museum is free. ADA Accessible.

MORE INFO: 410-885-5298
815 Bethel Rd, Chesapeake City, MD 21915


Mosquito Control Program

We will be participating in the Mosquito Control Program this year and will be starting soon.  Should anyone have any questions pertaining to spraying can be directed to or



On Monday, June 1, 2015, a total of 81 voters turned out at the polls.  The winners are listed below, followed by total votes each received:

Bill Miners, 63 votes
Rick Post, 48 votes
Frank Vari, 63 votes

Thank you to those of you who came out and exercised your voting rights!

Delmarva Power Reminds Customers to Call Before Digging

Know What’s Below; Call Before You Dig

SALISBURY, Md. – April is National Safe Digging Month and staying away from underground utility lines is as easy as 8-1-1. That is the underground utility locating service number to call before you put a shovel into the ground.

Whether you are putting in shrubbery or installing a fence, deck or mailbox, you should call 8-1-1 before each job in order to prevent damage to underground electric and gas lines, avoid fines and repair costs, and keep you, your family and neighbors safe. By law, the underground utility locating service must be called at least two days in advance of any work you plan to do.

The underground utility locating service is free, and simply calling 8-1-1 will bring someone to your home or business to mark all underground utilities so you will be able to dig safely,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “Calling 8-1-1 before digging will help you avoid fines and disgruntled neighbors if a hit line cuts off electric or gas service. But, more importantly, knowing where it’s safe to dig will avoid an accident that could result in injury or death.”

Be smart, dig safely and call 8-1-1 before you dig.

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Quick Facts for Boaters


We want to make sure all boaters are safe and pass through our waters with no incidents. Please pass this along to any boaters that you know. Thank you!

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For more information, please visit our Boaters section here.

Dann Marine Saves the Day!

Chesapeake City's own Dann Marine Towing Company was able use their tugboat and crew to secure the Northside floating dock when it broke loose and started floating down the canal as a result of heavy ice accumulation. Thank you Dann Marine!

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Skating Rink Pictures 2015

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Town Hall & Contact Information

The Town of Chesapeake City
108 Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Phone: 410-885-5298
Fax: 410-885-2515

Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to NOON

City Government Contacts

MAYOR : Dean Geracimos


Harry Sampson (Historic, Water & Sewer)

Tom Morris (Police Commissioner, Public Safety, Noise, Code Enforcement)

Bill Miners (Finance, Charter & Ethics, Dock, Newsletter)

Frank Vari (Planning & Zoning, Parks & Recreation, Recycle & Races)

Bert Wells (Tourism, Public Works)


Valerie Walls (Treasurer)

Sandra Edwards (Town Manager/Grant Writer)

Mary Elizabeth Cooper (Water & Sewer Billing Clerk)

David Pardee (Maintenance Engineer)


Carla Miners (Economic Development & Tourism Director)

Robert Bernstine (Project Manager)