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THE ISLAND TIMES
A L E T T E R F R O M TH E P R E S I D E N T
B R IC K K ER GE
Turkey Point Island, Maryland. June 5th the biggest event of the year
What a wonderful place to live! The weather here on the Island “Turkey Point Day”.
has changed and I see people out walking Ralph DeLalla is the chairman this year and
everywhere. All the flowers blooming and the promises a very grand day for everyone. If
grass growing and the trees with leaves on you have never been to Turkey Point Day or
them again. If you haven’t gotten out and it has been a while since you last attended,
walked the “Island” recently try and do it try and make it a point to come by this year.
TPPOA soon. The events on the Island are only as good as
those who attend.
General Meeting While we are on the subject of walk-
ing and especially walking with dogs, please I hope to see you around the
be considerate and clean up behind your pets. “Island”!
Kiwanis Club Also there has been a sharp rise in complaints
Carr’s Wharf Road about noisy dogs, please be considerate of
your neighbors. Brick
May 19, 2004
TURKEY POIN T
7:00—Meeting ISLAN D COOKBOOK
Our community is putting together a Turkey This is a simple and rewarding way to make a
Point Island Cookbook and we need every- contribution to your community. You may
Please come, share your one’s help for it to be a success. We have email your recipes to DavisAtTheBay@aol.
opinions, and show support many wonderful cooks here on the island and com, or drop them off at 3674 Bay Drive
for our community. we are asking for your support. We plan to (JoAnna Davis’s house). There has been a
make the book available for sale. The pro- plastic mail box placed on the wall of the
ceeds will go into the community fund which house next to the garage door for you to put
is used to finance events and to maintain, re- your recipes in. Don’t forget to include your
pair and improve our common areas and name and an email address, if you have one.
beaches. We will keep you informed as to our progress
and when the book will be ready. We would
This is your opportunity to be published! All like to have all submissions no later than May
recipes submitted will include and acknowl- 30, 2004. We look forward to hearing from
edgement of the contributor’s name. (You you!
may request to have your name excluded if
you wish.) We are interested in all categories JoAnna Davis
of food and welcome you to submit as many New Events
of your favorite recipes as you would like.
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S PR IN G HAS SPR UN G!
At last - at last - Spring - wonderful Spring them how to fly - I
is here! For many islanders, spring is love listening to the
probably the most beautiful time of the parents when they
year - all the flowers (springing up and are teaching - the air is filled with osprey
those we have to yet plant!), the yards and screeching, perhaps saying “Junior, I told
yards of mulch to spread - the painting to you to turn left then dive for the fish in the
do - and yes, the birds singing!!! Speaking water. See - you turned right and missed
of the birds - yes, the ospreys are back, the fish entirely. Now I will just have to
nesting, and what a welcome sight they catch our supper myself!”
are. Soon we will have the babies to
watch - and then having the parents teach
S PR IN G F LIN G S U N S E T C E L E B R AT I O N S
Our Spring Fling Dinner Dance was held on Speaking of Spring - time for Sunset Cele-
Saturday, April 17th at the Kiwanis Hall. Our brations on Friday evenings at the Commu-
President, Brick Kerge cooked up a won- nity Pier! Bring your beverage of choice, and
derful prime rib dinner, with herbed some finger food, and catch up with the lat-
chicken too! Baked potato, salad and est news with your island neighbors. It is a
Control of Asian fresh asparagus completed the plates. great way to start your weekend!
Someone talked Brenda into making 144
Tigers is up to us of her homemade parkerhouse rolls.
Many islanders supplied appetizers and
individually since desserts - Patty Stewart, Brenda DeLalla,
they rarely travel Marlene Simoncini, Sandi Harmon, Gerald-
ine Falk, Carole Radar, Joannie DeCarlo
more than 100 (formerly Firmani), the Keatings, and more.
We all had a wonderful time - great music -
feet in their great food - great dancing - great singing -
lifetime from where and the delightful company of our island
M O S Q U I TO T I M E
By now the first mosquitoes have ap- spraying. Control of Asian Tigers is up to us
peared. As in previous years, we will get individually since they rarely travel more
some help from the Mosquito Control Sec- than 100 feet in their lifetime from where
tion of the Maryland Department of Agricul- they breed. You will not have any “Tiger”
ture. Mosquito Control people are sched- mosquito problems if you can eliminate all
uled to visit Turkey Point Island on May 12, small water-holding containers in your yard
2004 to survey mosquito breeding areas and in the yards of your adjacent
and treat with larvicide. Weekly nighttime neighbors. For more information or help in
sprayings of adult mosquitoes with insecti- identifying mosquito problem areas call
cide will begin in early summer. However, Charlie Radar (410-798-0095), or you can
probably one-half of our mosquito prob- contact the Mosquito Control Section at
lems won’t be addressed by these treat- 410-841-5700.
ments. The elusive Asian Tiger mosquitoes Charlie Radar
breed in small water containers such as we (The Mosquito Man!)
find around our yards and they are active
in the daytime as well as at night when
they might be contacted by insecticide
Th e I s l and T im e s P a ge 1
H U N T I N G AT Y O U R H O U S E O R N O T . . . Y O U D E C I D E
WATERFRONT OWNER? License Your
Shoreline to control who, if anyone, hunts If you have Internet access you may get
ducks and geese in front of your property. what you need online:
It is that time of year again. Waterfowl An explanation of the laws governing
hunting season is months away, but Shore- blinds and shoreline licenses: http://
line Licensing Season is right now! You www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/riparian.
must get the paperwork in before June 1! html.
Instructions for licensing your property:
If you licensed your shoreline last year you http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/
should already have received forms from rlinstruct.html.
the DNR for this year. If you miss the June The application form: http://www.dnr.
1 deadline, ANY MARYLAND RESIDENT state.md.us/wildlife/rlform.html.
MAY BE ABLE TO LICENSE A BLIND IN
FRONT OF YOUR HOUSE. Please note that neighbors may license
their adjoining properties on a single appli-
Forms and rules are available from the cation.
DNR. The telephone number is 410-260- Bob Stevenson
THEY’RE COMING - MAGICICADA SEPTENDECIM (BROOD X) If you miss the
And you ask - what is a Magicicada Septen- bite or sting. They do have prickly feet June 1 deadline,
decim - it is the 17 year cicada - last seen which might scratch. 2. Is it safe for my
here in 1987. This is one of the largest ci- pets to eat cicadas? Answer: Yes, but they ANY MARYLAND
cada broods, and wherever there are de- may choke on them or gorge themselves RESIDENT MAY BE
ciduous trees, you will probably find them. and become ill. Keep an eye on your pet to
They are large, with red eyes and drop from make sure they don’t eat too many. Big ABLE TO LICENSE
the trees, fly into you, drop into your hair, stupid dogs love them! To learn more, and
are UGLY and are very noisy. They are just have some fun finding cicada facts, you A BLIND IN FRONT
generally not welcome! They will emerge may want to go to the website www. OF YOUR HOUSE
sometime between mid-May and early cicadamania.org - that is where I obtained
June - and will stay around for about 2-4 the above information. We won’t see this
weeks. To answer a few questions you brood again until 2021!
might have - 1. Do cicadas bite or sting?
Answer: No. Cicadas are not equipped to Brenda DeLalla
I T ’ S H OR SE S H OE CR AB TIM E !
Beginning mid-May (depending on the tem- home - woke up Ralph - and ran back with
perature of the water), horseshoe crabs a camera. Rusty-dog thought I had lost my
will once again be arriving on our beaches. mind - he had never seen me up at that
The very first time I witnessed this amazing time of the morning - much less running
event, it was three o’clock in the morning around without even a cup of coffee! So - if
one June. Tim O’Connor from DNR re- you have a chance to see them, please do -
quested that I check to see if horseshoe you will never forget it! - they are the most
crabs came to our beaches. So I set the abundant in mid June - they come to shore
alarm for the “dark” high tide, and trudged on the high tide that occurs in the dark.
out to Cloud Beach with Rusty-dog and a The spawning season runs from mid-May
flashlight. I couldn’t believe what I saw - to mid-July. They are also more abundant
hundreds of horseshoe crabs all milling when it is a full or new moon. My favorite
about on the beach - there was hardly a time is when high tide occurs about 6 a.m.
place to put ones foot. I ran back to our (I do not do 3 a.m. anymore!!!).
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D U M P S T E R D AY S
As a follow up to the Island Yard Sale, we posted on the dumpster - and we will have
are scheduled for Dumpster Days on copies of the list available at the May Gen-
Thursday, July 8th through Saturday, July eral Meeting.
10th. You can bring the “stuff” you didn’t
sell at the yard sale and dispose of it! The Please remember that Hazardous Waste
dumpsters will be available on Thursday cannot be put in the dumpsters, nor dis-
from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. till posed of in your regular trash. Hazardous
8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. till Waste days (from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) are as
noon. Brenda DeLalla is coordinating this, follows: June 19th at the Glen Burnie Con-
and needs help monitoring the dumpsters. venience Center, 100 Dover Road, Glen
Please call me at 410-956-0946 or 301- Burnie; July 17th at the Sudley Conven-
261-7715 if you are able to give a two ience Center, 5400 Nutwell Sudley Road,
hour space of time during the times the Deale; August 21st at the Millersville Land-
dumpsters are “open”. If you call me, it will fill, 389 Burns Crossing Road, Severn and
save me from calling you. There will be a September 18th at the Sudley Convenience
list of acceptable “junk” for the dumpsters Center, 5400 Nutwell Sudley Road, Deale.
I S L AN D Y ARD S ALE S P ECI A L T H ANK S ! !
At the request of many island residents, we Special warm thanks to Tracee and
Special warm will be having a Community Yard Sale on Marty Okun for their generous gift. Af-
thanks to Tracee Saturday, June 26, 2004. Kirk Litton has
volunteered to coordinate this effort. The
ter completing the renovation to their
home on Boyd Drive, they landscaped
and Marty Okun more islanders who participate - the more
successful it will be for everyone! Kirk will
the triangle adjacent to the Marsh
(west side of island bordering the Com-
for their arrange to have signs set up for each inter-
section, identifying the streets where munity Beach) with grasses so that it
will appear to be an extension of the
generous gift. homeowners are “setting out their stuff”
for the sale. He will place advertising in the Marsh. Phyllis Stonebrook and David
papers, etc. Please contact Kirk at 443- DeWitt, Marsh owners, are very grate-
203-0212 to participate. ful for the sensitivity and care with
which their concerns and interests
were met. If you haven’t walked along
Boyd Drive lately, do so, and when you
see Traci and Marty, be sure to give
them your thanks for adding such
beauty to Turkey Point Island.
By: David DeWitt and
S ER VIC ES F OR S ENI OR S
The Anne Arundel County Department of
Aging has many services and programs to
assist seniors with their needs. There will
be booklets available at the May General
Meeting listing all the services, and infor-
mation regarding obtaining needed assis-
tance. If you are a senior, or a family mem-
ber of a senior, these booklets will come in
Th e I s l and T im e s P a ge 1
RE CI PE TIME
In our last newsletter, I asked that you send a recipe to share. I haven’t received any, so I
will offer one of my own that many will find not only easy, but delicious!
Until about six months ago, the word Miso was not in my vocabulary. My how
things change. Not only is it in my vocabulary, but I find new uses for it every week. This
recipe for Miso salmon is adapted from one in a cookbook named “Flavor” by a wonderful -
inventive chef by the name of Rocco Dispirito. I have altered the recipe to suit our palates.
Miso is Japanese soy paste - it comes either light or dark - I tend to favor the dark, as I feel
it has more punch! You can buy it at Whole Foods, in either the dairy case in a small tub, or
in the condiment aisle in a pouch.
- Brenda DeLalla
Whisk together in a small bowl ½ cup miso paste, 1 tsp. Spicy brown mustard, 2 tbsp. Rice
wine vinegar, 2 tbsp. Olive oil, 1/8 tsp. Salt , and several grinds of fresh pepper.
Arrange 4 salmon filets (about 6-8 oz. each) on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Brush gener-
ously each filet with the miso paste sauce (use up all the sauce on the 4 filets).
Let them sit covered at room temperature for 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 400 de-
gree oven for 10-12 minutes, then transfer to a broiler and broil until the tops are browned Calendars!
(watch carefully as they will brown rather quickly).
I serve them over a bed of wilted fresh spinach, but you could use kale, or sautéed sweet
pepper strips and Vidalia onions (now in season). Use your imagination - and serve them Meeting -
with whatever suits your fancy. Wednesday, May 19
Buy the freshest salmon you can - and wild salmon, if possible. The better the salmon, the Turkey Point Day
better the dish will be. Enjoy!
Saturday, June 5
Island Yard Sale
L A S T , B U T N O T L E A S T … T U R K E Y P O I N T D AY I S Saturday, June 26
C O MIN G - B E T HER E!
Saturday, June 5th, 2004 will be our own T.P.P.O.A. members - guests are $10.00 July 8—July 10
Turkey Point Island Day Celebration. It will per adult and $5.00 per child (between 5-
be held at Cloud Field from noon to 5 p.m. 12 years old) - under 5 years - free.
As usual, we will have a wonderful picnic -
pit beef, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked At 3 o’clock we will be having our
beans, pot-luck salads and desserts “interesting” “unusual” and always
brought by island residents - the ice cream “exciting” auction. This event helps us pay
truck - and that just covers the food. Our for the day, so please contact Brenda at
own Rex Raper will provide music as he 301-261-7715 or 410-956-0946 if you
has done for many years - please be ready have some “great stuff” to donate. I will be
for a wonderful day. We will set up at 9 a. happy to pick it up. Or, if you wish, just
m. - and need helpers with trucks to get bring it to the picnic - there will be tables
the tables, grill, etc. - and helpers to set up there for your items. We especially like old
the tents, tables, etc. Please contact Ralph mementos of our island - they are impor-
or Brenda at 301-261-7715 or 410-956- tant to each and every one of us - and
0946. bring in some good money!
We will be having some exciting new We hope to see you there! - it is less than a
events - you just have to be there to see month away !!! P.S. Clean-up will occur at 5
what they are! This annual event is free to p.m. - please stick around to help.