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  • Thu, January 16, 2020 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Arden's contact form is designed to categorize and automatically route your contact and inquiry initiaves to the correct group or person in Arden.

    Whether you are new to Arden and need information, or leaving Arden and need to let the ABI registrar know,  or need to make an inquiry about dues or passes and permit, or want to contact the NewsBuoy, or need to reach a club or group, or need technical assistance with the website, or rent Town Hall, or volunteer, or donate, you can expedite any of these or other matters by using the contact form.

    Using the contact form has the addtional benefit of saving Arden volunteers much time manually forwarding contacts. 

    — Treva Stose, Website Manager abi@ardenonthesevern.com

  • Sat, December 28, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Happy New Year everyone! This is my inaugural "Notes from the ABI Chair" posting. Look for more Notes from me, ABI Board Members and Arden community leaders, featuring reports, useful tips and reflections. 

    If you would like to see a particular topic addressed in a future Note, contact abiboard@ardenonthesevern.com 

    — Scott Stose, ABI Chair

    ABI 2020 Shareholder Meeting Announced 

    ABI Shareholders will gather Monday, January 27th at 7 pm at Arden Town Hall for the Annual Shareholders Meeting where the 2020 ABI budget will be submitted for approval. If you cannot attend, cast your vote(s) by proxy. If you don't have shares or would like to purchase additional shares (more shares = more voting power), use the ABI Shares Order Form. Log in to the website for access. If you don't have a login, contact registrar@ardenonthesevern.com

    ABI 2020 Open House Announced

    Due to popular demand, Open House for ABI Registration, Beach Passes, Permits and Dues Payments will be held Saturday, February 15th from 9 am to 1 pm at Arden Town Hall. If you want help with your 2020 Order Form, or want to pay your dues in person, be sure to join us. 

    Bring the exact amount of cash needed or a personal check for payment as we will not have an internet connection needed to process credit card payments. Property Owner Dues is $32 per lot, per year. Renter Dues is $25 per year. Vehicle Permits are $10 each. Ramp Permits are $75 for one permit and $100 for two permits. Dinghy Dock Permits are $10 each. If you've incurred any late fees or are behind with dues payments, be prepared to settle.

    Be prepared to show proof of residency for any household member who needs a Beach Pass and is 19 years of age or older. Bring a copy of your current vehicle registration for each Vehicle Permit. Bring a copy of your boat and/or trailer registrations for Ramp Permits. Provide proof of ownership or bring a photo of your dinghy for Dinghy Permits. Visit ABI's Policies Page for more information. 

    To add the Open House date to your calendar, find the event listing on the Arden Calendar. Click to access the event page, then click "Add to my calendar."

    2020 Date Set for Annual Spring Cleanup 

    Mark your calendar; the 2020 Spring Cleanup will be Saturday, April 25th from 9am to 12pm or until projects are completed. The Cleanup is posted on the website Community Calendar which links to a corresponding event page where you will find more information and can register to volunteer. Alternatively, you can just show up on the big day. Registrants will receive reminders and updates. Your registration helps organizers rally and plan projects. Many Arden residents schedule their time and vacations around this day. Afterward, ABI will host a cookout for Cleanup Volunteers. We hope to see you there. I look forward to Spring Cleanup each year because it's fun!  

    ABI Launches New Website Features

    Keeping with the Arden website mission to engage all community members and create more interactive experiences, ABI launched several new website features in December. We are pleased to announce online ABI Shares Purchasing as well as ABI Shares Record that shows the number of shares connected to each Arden property address. Be sure to check out the new Neighborhood Services Directory for listings from over 70 Arden residents offering a variety of useful services. For a complete list of new website features, visit Notes From the Arden Website Manager. Log in to the website for access. 

    Arden's 2019 Fundraiser for New Website Ends Soon

    A reminder that ABI's 2019 Fundraiser for support of our new Arden website comes to an end this year. Our Arden website, now a year old, has proven to be popular and successful beyond our expectations. Dues payments are up. There are fewer collections to be made. We've experienced more community involvement and much more website interaction. You have a few more days to donate and help ABI reach our goal of $5,000. As of today, December 28th, $4,720 has been donated. Only $280 more to go! We hope to surpass this goal during these next few days. Show your appreciation for all of the expense, time and effort that the ABI Board, developers, and community volunteers have put into our terrific website. If anyone finds a better community website in Maryland, we want to know about it. We bring you the best and strive to be better.

    Thank you, Andrew Huppert!

    On behalf of the ABI Board of Directors and the entire Arden community, I would like to thank Andrew Huppert for his many years of volunteerism and dedication to the betterment and well-being of our beloved Arden on the Severn. Andrew took on the gigantic task of managing the Arden NewsBuoy for the past fifteen years. He did an amazing job of corralling writers, advertisers, and volunteers. Andrew has published the last issue of the "paper" NewsBuoy and passed the rein to Lisette Mulé, who will debut the new digital NewsBuoy in January 2020. 

    Additionally, Andrew built and managed the old Arden website. When it came time to transfer content to our new Arden website, Andrew gave his full support and assistance. He is a pleasure to work with.

    Arden has many great volunteers; Andrew is one of the most selfless and generous. His work and legacy shine brightly. Thank you, Andrew. You're a champ.

    — Scott Stose - Arden Beaches Inc Chair abiboard@ardenonthesevern.com


  • Sat, December 28, 2019 7:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ABI Launches New Website Features

    Keeping with the Arden website mission to engage all community members and create more interactive experiences, ABI announces several new website features that were launched in December. 

    New Restricted Features (For privacy and security reasons, you must log in to the website to access the following features in the Members-Only section)

    Neighborhood Services Directory features over 70 listings of services provided by your Arden Neighbors. Do you need your dog walked? House painted? Private Yoga? Tutors? And more. 

    ABI Shares Record shows the number of shares associated with your property address.

    ABI Shares Purchase Form makes it easy to purchase shares or additional shares. More shares = More voting power. Purchase shares before the upcoming 2020 Shareholder Annual meeting. 

    New Public Features (No need to log in for access)

    Revamped Galleries feature beautiful sunsets, landscapes and snapshots by Arden walkers and shutterbug residents.

    Arden Pet Galleries lets you post your pet's portrait! Share your joy. Should your pet wander off, the gallery makes it easier to identify Fido or Princess.

    Friends of Arden is a status reserved for registered, non-dues-paying associates of Arden on the Severn. A friend may be a website sponsor, affiliate, community supporter, donor, Park Ranger or former resident. Or a friend can be an Arden household member who is not the Property Owner or Primary Lease-holder. Such a resident may be an organizing volunteer or require separate non-dues-paying registration. 

    New Features Planned for 2020 Launch • Expanded Community Calendars and Upcoming Events • Arden Volunteer Page • Arden Environmental and Nature Content • Hiking and Biking in and around Arden • "Notes to Arden" posts by ABI Board Members and Community Leaders • And More • Suggestions are Welcome

    — Treva Stose, Website Manager abi@ardenonthesevern.com

  • Mon, December 02, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    New Neighborhood Services Directory Debuts on Arden's Website

    Your Arden Neighborhood Services Directory is now posted and active. Log in to the website to view this Arden members-only page.

    There are currently 87 listings of more than 50 different Arden Neighborhood Services. You may be surprised at the breadth of skilled, talented and professional neighbors offering their services in our community.

    If you offer services and want to be included in the directory, login to the website, go to your member profile, choose EDIT, then scroll down to the section about Neighborhood Services and enter your information. Don't forget to SAVE your profile update.

    For more information, contact abi@ardenonthesevern.com

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