Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!! Travel safe and enjoy the day!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Weekly Update - 22 August 2016

Good evening Selby,
Hopefully everyone has had a chance to get back to school, meet their teachers and adjust schedules. This is a week of serious transition going from the summer back to the rigors and schedules of school. As you are filling out the mass paperwork and writing all those checks for school fees, please take a moment to read through this week’s updates.

Band Practice - 7:00pm

Zumba - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ladies Night - 7:30pm

Coming up…

  • Special Meeting of the Community Association - 29 August
   There will be a special meeting of the Selby community association on 29 August at 7:30pm at the Selby Community Center. This meeting will to vote on amendments to the bylaws and constitution. We would like to add a position and subtract a position. You must be present to vote and you must be a property holder.

  • 2nd Annual Howl-At-The-Moon - 17 September
    Our 2nd Annual Howl-At-The-Moon will be on 17 September from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. This is our last hoorah as we say goodbye to summer under the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. Farmers long ago would use the light of the full moon to harvest the last of the summer crops. Our own Selby band, The Thursdays, will be playing and everyone is welcome to bring down their coolers and corn hole and get ready for the colder days to follow. There is a Sign Up Genius set up, but you may also email with your donation. 

  • SCA Elections - 18 September
   The elections of a new Selby Community Association will be held on 18 September. The meeting will begin at 2:00pm and voting will follow with a light lunch buffet for voters. Keep a look out for the election edition of the Bay Winds.

  • Community Yard Sale - 24 September
   Selby will be hosting a community yard sale on 24 September. If you would like to participate, then please email your address by 4 September to Please include a brief item description ~ i.e. kids toys, clothes, furniture, etc. If you have already sent in your address, then please email again with item descriptions. This information may help yard salers. A map will be put together so that folks know where to look. It is strongly encouraged that those having yard sales make a copy of this map to hand out at their yard sales as well. Additionally, if your kids would like to set up stands like lemonade or coffee and donuts, then please let me know and I’ll put that on the map too! This is a great opportunity for them to make a little cash and yard saling is hard work! 

  • It is the beginning of school. There will be kids standing on the side of our streets without sidewalks and kids crossing the roads. School is exciting and the minute that bus stops, the kids are rushing to it (except for the high schoolers). PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE…slow down when driving through community streets. Also, set down that cell phone. A child’s life is not worth that text AND it is illegal and a primary offense! Lastly, it is illegal to pass a school bus. Keep an eye out and when those lights are flashing…you are stopping! Scooting around the back corner of the bus to drive up a street counts too. Stay put and let the kids board the bus safely.

Have an excellent week and a great start to this school year!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Selby Weekly - 8 August

*Sorry this is so late. I thought I had posted it.*

Good afternoon Selby!
Hopefully this will be a slightly cooler week. Sadly, we are on the downward spiral towards the first day of school - 22 August for a staggered entrance for grades 1-5, 6 and 9 with everyone in grades 1-12 going back on the 23rd. Check the Selby website ( for more information concerning the first day of school, supply lists and Back-To-School nights. Here are the highlights of the week along with a quick look ahead!

School Supply Drive for Edgewater Books

School supplies are REALLY cheap right now. Have some fun and pick some out for those kids who are in need! I’ll be collecting supplies Wednesday night, but if you can’t make it, then please drop some off at Edgewater Books located a few shops down from the Steakhouse. This is the last week Edgewater Books will be collecting so let’s make it count!! Below is a list of suggested items.

Backpacks (boys and girls, try to avoid themed backpacks)
Pencil boxes
Tissues (personal size)
Sandwich size zip lock bags
Gallon size zip lock bags
Crayola twistable crayons
Crayola box crayons
colored pencils
Ticonderoga pencils
Post It Notes
plastic pocket folders (red, green, blue)
gum erasers (preferably the pink ones)
blackie sharpie markers
index cards
liquid hand soap (personal size)
wet wipes (individual packages)




17 September
Howl-At-The-Moon End of Summer Beach Party

We are gearing up for our 2nd annual Howl-At-The-Moon Beach Party! A sign-up genius will be posted soon so look out for that. If there is anything that anyone would like to contribute, then please email Last year we had an amazing impromptu show from some folks with fire and hoops. If anyone is friends with them, then please email the address as well. Last year was really good! Let’s make this year better!!

18 September
Selby Community Association Election Day

We’ll be going through our election process again this year. More information will be coming out real soon. Stay tuned for that!

24 September
Community Yard Sale

We’ll be having a community yard sale on 24 September. If you know that you will be having a yard sale that day and you live in Selby-On-The-Bay, then please email with your address. A map will be made of all yard sale addresses. I highly recommend making copies to give out to yard sale folks as they come around so they know who to visit. If anyone would like to do some advertising, then that would be helpful. Please have all addresses in no later than 4 September. Thanks!

Have a great last week of summer for our teachers and last 2 weeks for the kiddos!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Selby Weekly - 25 July 2016

Good Monday Morning Selby!
Today is going to be a scorcher from what I’m hearing. This heat is no joke. There are heat advisories everywhere! We are expecting heat indexes of 105 to 110! Please be careful. Limit outside physical activity. You can skip just one day of jogging. It’s okay. Check on your elderly neighbors and those with very young children and make sure they have working AC. Get those fuzzy friends indoors! And whatever you do…NEVER LEAVE ANY LIVING CREATURE IN A HOT CAR! Keep them home. They are happy there! If your pets must be outside (even for a little while), then make sure they have fresh, clean, cool water to drink. Running fans and pulling down the blinds in your home can help keep your house cool and save the AC and electricity. Cooling centers are open around the county. Our local ones ~ Edgewater Library, Annapolis Library and the Southern District police station on Stepney’s Lane. Those are the closest to us. They have AC, water and restrooms. They do not provide medical services and do not accommodate animals. Now on to the weekly update.
** Zumba is still on break. A new class session will be beginning 4 August. This is our longest running class/club and they really look like they are having a good time. If you have always wanted to try, then this is the best time! Email Linda at for more information, details and how you can register.
7pm - Band Practice
7:30pm - Ladies Night
** Community Yard Sale **
We’ll be scheduling a community yard sale in September. If you haven’t participated in past community yard sales, then this is how it goes. Everyone has a yard sale on the same day. Maps are posted around showing all the houses that are having yard sales. The one year that I had a yard sale, I made copies of the map and addresses and gave them out at my yard sale. Stay tuned for more details. Until then, start looking for stuff to sell!!
** Mayo Peninsula Planning and Project Update **
The Mayo Peninsula Planning and Project Update Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Mayo Elementary School. This is a great time to hear what’s going on directly from County Executive Steve Schuh and it’s also a great opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions. Everyone is urged to come!!
**Jellyfish **
The jellies are out and about if you haven’t noticed. I know folks in my own home are getting stung regularly. In our years here in Selby we have tried many things to ease the pain from a jellyfish sting from meat tenderizer to baking soda paste to scrubbing with sand. The two tried and true methods (and there may be more and some things work differently for different people) so far are vinegar or hand sanitizer. Try them out the next time you lose to a jellyfish!
** Beach Bulletin Board **
The beach bulletin board has been updated and I’m going to attempt to keep it up. I think it’s a great way to communicate with neighbors in a non-digital kind of way. It’s also a great way to get out of the house in the cooler evenings with family. Try taking a walk to the beach - get updated on community news AND the clubhouse IS a Pokestop! I do ask that folks DO NOT open the front of the bulletin board and add personal items. The bulletin board is for community news only! We are looking into corking the back for personal and business ads.
** Selby on YouTube **
Selby has a YouTube channel! YouTube is HUGE right now and I think it’s a fun way to get some messages to folks. Search “Selby Bay” in YouTube, find our channel and subscribe! We have 2 videos with more to come!
** Edgewater Books **
Edgewater Books is having a school supply drive. These supplies will be delivered to our local schools and distributed to kids in need. Right now there are HUGE sales and discounts on school supplies and, lets face it, who doesn’t love buying crayons and markers and paper! Here is a list of what is needed:
Backpacks (boys and girls, try to avoid themed backpacks)
Pencil boxes
Tissues (personal size)
Sandwich size zip lock bags
Gallon size zip lock bags
Crayola twistable crayons
Crayola box crayons
colored pencils
Ticonderoga pencils
Post It Notes
plastic pocket folders (red, green, blue)
gum erasers (preferably the pink ones)
blackie sharpie markers
index cards
liquid hand soap (personal size)
wet wipes (individual packages)
Supplies can be dropped off at Edgewater Books (by the Steakhouse) or Pottery at South River Colony (directly across the parking lot). We’ll be scheduling a Selby drop off day too for supplies to be donated to Edgewater Books.
Well, quite a lengthy update. I apologize, but thanks for hanging in there with me. Have a wonderful week! I’ll see everyone at Mayo Elementary on Tuesday! PLEASE be careful in that heat!!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

This Week In Selby - 21 June 2016

Goooooood Morning Selby!
Welcome to the first full week of summer break! I hope everyone has been able to sleep in a bit and the kiddos are beginning the recoup from that long school year and all the work that went into it! I hope to have a few activities this summer for everyone. More on that coming next week. I know it’s been a while, but we have a few things on the horizon so here is your Selby Weekly Update!

Community Center Reservations - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Key Cards and Parking Stickers - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Zumba - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Selby Band Practice - 7:30pm


  • Nettle Nets -2 July at 8:30am
    • Looking for some volunteers to put up the nettle nets for the season! Meet at the clubhouse!

  • Security Guard
    • Due to the influx of non-resident visitors to our beach, we have hired a security guard. You need to present a Selby-On-The-Bay parking sticker to be able to park in the parking lot. You can pick up a parking sticker every other Wednesday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. This Wednesday happens to be one of those Wednesdays!!

  • 1st Friday Happy Hour
    • Let’s celebrate summer this 1st Friday Happy Hour!!! Looking for folks with volley ball nets and cornhole boards! Bring a dish to share! Don’t forget to bring drinks for you and the kiddos! Our very own Selby band - so aptly named The Thursdays - will be playing for us! We’re looking for a 5:00pm-5:30pm-ish start time.

  • 4th of July
    • Sunday, 3 July - Last year was such a great year that we’re gonna do it again!! If you would like to enter the parade, then the line up starts at 11:30am in the Legion parking lot. Right now I’m guessing it’ll be the same parade route. If that changes, then I’ll let everyone know. The parade begins at noon. Festivities at the Legion begin at 4:00pm with fireworks that evening.
    • Monday, 4 July - We’ll have our children’s parade the morning of the 4th. We’ll take nominations for a King and a Queen and they will lead the parade. The children’s parade is a short loop from the clubhouse around Beach Drive and back to the parking lot. Line up will start at 10. 
    • Monday, 4 July - There will be no formal event for the 4th of July at the clubhouse, but everyone is encouraged to hop down and watch from the beach the surrounding neighborhoods. Please remember that fireworks are prohibited at the beach.

Thank you everyone and have a great summer!! Oh!! Please check out the Selby website. I switched things around a bit and gave a nice update. Please utilize it as a source of information. It is updated often.

Monday, March 14, 2016

This Week In Selby - 14 March 2016

Good Evening Selby,
Here is what is coming up this soggy week in Selby.

7pm to 9pm
Community Center Reservations
Key Fobs
Parking Stickers

We are also going to be accepting egg stuffing donations on the same day and time. This will be the last time that we will be able to accept donations so please drop them off on Wednesday!! Thank you to everyone who has/will soon donate!! :)

11am to 1pm
Stop down at the beach to enjoy spring crafts, face painting and bubbles! Egg hunt will begin around noon!

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

This Week In Selby - 1 March

This Week In Selby - 1 March
Good Evening Selby,
Looking at the calendar (which you can find on the Selby website,, there is something going on every night! Make sure to wish Dr. Seuss a happy birthday tomorrow. He turns 112...because a person's a person no matter how small!

Tuesday, 1March
Selby Community/Board Meeting - 7pm
Wednesday, 2 March
Reservations, parking stickers and key cards - 7pm
Thursday, 3 March
Zumba - 6:30pm
Open Mic Night - 7:30pm
Friday, 4 March
1st Friday Happy Hour - 7pm


** Friday, 4 March - 1st Friday Happy Hour
There will be 50/50 Bingo for this month's 1st Friday Happy Hour. Bingo cards are $1 each per game and must be returned unmarked after the game. The winners receives half the pot for that game. Bingo will run from 7pm to 9pm.

** Sunday, 20 March - Hop-To-The-Beach
Our annual Selby Easter/Spring celebration will be on Sunday, 20 March from 11am to 1pm. We are currently accepting donations of egg stuffers. You can drop off donations at any event and we have many this week!! If you would like to volunteer to lead an activity, then please email me at

That's it for this week! Thanks and have a great week!!