Another summer has passed and was filled with activities for CWCA members — yard sales, National Night Out, end-of-summer picnic and, of course, our big crab feast fund-raiser at Higgins Crab House. The crab feast netted $5,100 for our charity, St. Peter’s Open Kettle. Thanks to all for your support of this worthwhile cause!
Infrastructure improvements have come to Caine Woods in a BIG way. 139th Street is wrapping up but not without considerable angst for those neighbors. We requested a meeting with the city manager, city engineer and construction chief to talk about the good, bad and ugly of this project. This meeting took place on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, with more than 50 attendees. It was an opportunity for residents to voice their concerns and for city officials to learn from their mistakes — No. 1 is no construction in season!
The proof is in the pudding, as my grandmother would say. We will see, as similar construction has begun on 141st Street and other arteries in our neighborhood. We are told this project will stretch over two winters as utilities and roadbed are replaced. The contractor for this project is George & Lynch, supposedly the best in the mid-Atlantic.
Now, 139th Street looks great, and the new LED lights provide much better illumination.
We will keep you updated in future newsletters on other significant infrastructure projects in Caine Woods. Thanks to our town for investing in our neighborhood!
While the CWCA board takes a break from meeting in November and December, CWCA members will gather to spread Christmas cheer throughout the neighborhood.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Dec. 11, and join us for our annual Christmas caroling at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club. We will board the tram/bus to motor throughout the neighborhood to sing carols to our neighbors and families. We return to the Elks Club for refreshments and camaraderie. Please join us for a great time!!
In closing, please feel free to reach out to any board member with questions or concerns.
On behalf of the entire board, we extend our best wishes to all our friends and neighbors for a happy Thanksgiving and a very merry Christmas.