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Next CJCA Meeting: Pedestrian Safety and Local Artists’ Talk (Remote attendance is an option)

CJCA September 28 Meeting – 7:30pm Clara Barton Community Center The September CJCA meeting will feature a variety of topics, including: Crab Feast recap – We will provide a summary with the “numbers” and a facilitate a quick conversation on how the event went. Pedestrian Safety – Charlotte Troup Leighton, CJCA VP for Advocacy will …

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Local Nature: Bats and COVID

For those of us untuned to the natural world, our first brush with bats may well have come via Halloween costumes or horror films featuring Count Dracula, Transylvania’s most infamous castle owner. The last three years of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed all that. Those who follow popular accounts of the fieldwork of epidemiologists and …

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Local Nature: Brown Bats, Big and Small

In the daytime, Cabin John’s tree-lined streets belong to adults in their cars and service trucks, kids on their bikes, and dog walkers or other pedestrians. But after dark, other mammals join the night traffic. Here on 78th St., one can see strolling white-tailed deer heading for the neighbor’s Hosta. At midnight, a clever fox …

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Help Needed: New Coordinator(s) for CJ Chicken and Crab Feast

Chicken and Crab Feast In Need of New Coordinator(s) Cabin John’s annual community celebration and fundraising event held each September urgently needs a new coordinator or coordinators to take the over helm from Allison and Patrick de Gravelles who have capably overseen the event for the last five years. Thank you, Allison and Patrick! Allison …

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Recap June 1 CJCA Meeting: Invasive Plant Species Talk; New CJCA Officers Elected

Invasive Plant Species: Your Garden May Not Be the Oasis You Think CJ resident and ecologist Mark Frey started his talk on invasive plant species by telling the attendees of the June 1 CJCA meeting they were not going to like what he had to say…and he was right! Folks in the audience actually groaned …

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Local Nature: A Summer of Bats

Halloween comes early to Cabin John: for the summer months the next three columns will focus on some of the most fascinating animals to inhabit our night skies.  Welcome to the world of bats. For some readers, this will be your first introduction to these remarkable creatures, among the most highly specialized of vertebrates. For …

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Nominating Committee Delivers Candidate Slate for CJCA Leadership Positions

On April 10, after several months of deliberations and conversations with a broad cross section of Cabin John residents, the Cabin John Citizens Association (CJCA) Nominating Committee submitted a slate of candidates, including Heidi and Scott Lewis serving as co-presidents, for the 2022-2023 term.  The Committee nominated Kelly Banuls as secretary, replacing Meredith Griggs who …

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