At this time of the year the days are starting to get longer even if the temperatures continue to chill to the bone. Yes, we've experienced colder temps in the past. But then again, we've been through the warmer degrees as well. Personally... I prefer the 2nd option. If Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction is any indication of the upcoming weeks, I may in fact get my wish. Let's all keep our fingers crossed. In our neck of the Magothy peninsula, there has been a lot of excitement to share for our community. No, I'm not talking about the recent Super Bowl commercials but something much more exciting. Yes, I'm referring to the Cape Arthur budget. With 'carnival like' excitement the Cape Arthur board has put together our facts and figures into this year’s budget that we are all awaiting with bated breath. This official spreadsheet will be hand delivered in your mailboxes by this weekend (if not before) for you to read and vote on at our upcoming Budget Meeting on Feb 19th. Some other features on the drawing board, our Cape Arthur signs will get a fresh facelift, our Facebook presence will get beefed up with greater substance and on a social front, a lot of ideas are brewing to offer more activities for meet-and-greets amongst our neighbors. We'll keep everyone posted on these new developments as they materialize.