August 19, 2017
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  • Events Around The Park August 18-19Exclusive

    We’ve got a roundup of local events that are sure to keep you off the couch this weekend.
    Friday, August 18
    Adam Merkle Performance
    Romilo’s Restaurant
    478 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park
    Annapolis area musician Adam Merkle is back at Romilo’s by popular demand. He will play blues, classic rock, oldies, modern hits and more.
    Colin Rowe At Brian Boru
    Brian Boru Restaurant and Pub
    489 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park
    Colin Rowe will offer live music to accompany your evening at Brian Boru.
    “Trolls” Movie Showing
    Cape St. Claire United Methodist...
  • Severna Park High School Class Of ’72 To Hold 45th ReunionExclusive

    On Saturday, September 9, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, Severna Park High School’s class of 1972 will hold its 45th reunion at Harbor Hills Yacht Club, located at 1 Carson Cove in Davidsonville. The dress code is smart casual and food will be catered by Saucy Salamander with offerings such as roast...
  • Events Around The Park

    This weekend’s roundup of local events includes everything from live music to bingo.   Through August 13 Talent Machine Company presents “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” This musical is based on an unfinished Charles Dickens novel titled “The Mystery of Edwin Drood....
  • Whitehurst community members were all smiles following the completion of Community Olympics kayak races at Cape Arthur’s beach.

    Fourth Community Olympics Brings Together Friends Old And New

    Children cheering on their parents in a kayak race may sound a bit like a role reversal — but this was precisely the scene at the Community Olympics. The brainchild of Betz Wild, the Community Olympics is a competition between her community of Whitehurst and the communities of Fair Oaks,...


  • The 13u Green Hornets rallied for wins in six of their seven final games to capture the Chesapeake Baseball Association Patuxent Division tournament championship.

    13U Green Hornets Come Together For CBA Title

    For a baseball team that compiled a sub-.500 record during the regular season, the 13U Green Hornets faced long odds in their quest for postseason trophies. But a season’s worth of hard work and determination led the Green Hornets to an inspired playoff run this summer as Severna Park...
  • The Green Hornets Rugby U9's were all smiles after a recent play day at Kinder Park. See link to a full photo gallery of Green Hornets rugby in our article below.

    Green Hornets Rugby Wraps Up Successful Summer Season

    Green Hornets rugby capped off a successful summer season with strong performances at the Maryland State Rugby Festival in Sykesville on July 29 and 30. More than 70 local kids participated on co-ed Green Hornets rugby teams this summer, playing competitive matches for the organization’s U9...
  • The 18U Green Hornets went 22-10-1 overall with a USSSA B state title.

    Green Hornets 18U Girls Capture USSSA B State Crown

    The Green Hornets 18U softball team punctuated its outstanding summer season with a title-winning run at the United States Specialty Sports Association’s B state championship tournament at Bachman Park over the weekend of June 23-25. The team of Jes Adams, Mandy Purzner, Alyssa Dolan, Emma...


  • Chamber Update

    I hope you’re having a great summer! It’s hard to believe that we’re now in August, and college students are starting to gather their dorm supplies, and younger students are picking out their book bags! It seems like yesterday we were lining up for the annual Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Parade! I want to thank everyone who watched or participated in the parade. The streets were lined with people who came out to enjoy the day and display their patriotic spirit. The parade is one of the chamber’s signature events and we’re proud to do this every year for our community.
    At the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of...

School & YouthSchool

  • Students from Severna Park United Methodist Church repaired homes in Appalachia from June 24 to July 1.

    Severna Park Youth Build Houses For Those In Need

    Equipped with work tools, sleeping bags and a willingness to serve, two local church groups recently departed to nearby states to help those in need. Severna Park United Methodist Church For 37 years, Severna Park United Methodist Church has repaired homes with the Appalachia Service Project....
  • Shelby Hogan has studied dance since elementary school and will attend York College of Pennsylvania.

    Severn River Lions Club Awards Two Scholarships

    Two local teens who earned scholarships from the Severn River Lions Club this summer will use the money to study engineering and nursing. Miranda Tison of Broadneck High School and Shelby Hogan of Severna Park High School will receive $1,000 a year throughout their four years in college. Every...
  • Lorie Barnes, the new principal at Severna Park Elementary School, holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Towson University and a master’s degree in administration from the University of Maryland.

    New Administrators Join Local Schools

    Summer may bring carefree days for students, but two incoming administrators are taking advantage of every free hour as they prepare for the upcoming academic year. Lorie Barnes has been hired as the new principal at Severna Park Elementary School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary...
  • As a youth delegate to the 2017 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, Andreanna Roros engaged in field work at Wetland Studies and Solutions in Virginia, and she also listened to presentations by speakers from the National Zoo, George Mason University professors and National Geographic’s Dr. Aurora Elmore.

    Severna Park High School Student Attends Environmental Summit

    This summer, Severna Park High School rising senior Andreanna Roros was invited to the prestigious 2017 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University, joining 250 students from around the country to engage in a hands-on, intensive study in environmental science and...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • After debuting at Annapolis Fringe Festival in September, Downside Up gigged at Eastport a Rockin’ in Annapolis, the Bay Music Festival in Centreville, the Nextival in Crownsville and other summer shows.

    Downside Up Showcases Range Of Talent Through Rock

    Veterans Highway may seem like a regular stretch of road, but it contains a surprising number of hidden gems, like New Transit Truck Stop (an Indian food joint), Anne Arundel County Animal Control and Priddy Music Academy, which has taught several Severna Park High School musicians while also...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • The Character Of The County Is In The Character Of Its People

    One of the subtle enjoyments of a county councilman is knowing and working with many citizens of good will and commitment to the community. And while there are a few admirable elected and appointed officials, there are even more dedicated and good-hearted members of our community who give selflessly of their time, talent and treasure to community projects and programs simply because they find fulfillment in being servants to others and being stewards of what our founding fathers called the “blessings of liberty.”
    I have been privileged to listen to and learn from many of these community leaders and activists and have developed a deep regard for their service and a hope that...
  • An Upgrade To Cox Creek

    Recently, our county celebrated a huge milestone: the completion of the $141 million upgrade to Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility in Pasadena. Elected officials past and present gathered on July 12 as we highlighted this major achievement to improve the water quality in and around North County...
  • FTA Amnesty Program Proves Successful

    I told you it wasn’t a sting! It was the county’s first Failure to Appear Warrant Amnesty Day and it was a huge success! I must give a big shout out to our partners. Without them, this would have never been a success. Let me recognize the public defender’s office, the States...
  • Enjoy A Longer Summer, Shop Tax-Free And Win A Scholarship

    In years past, the start of August meant counting down the waning days of summer – a final family trip to Ocean City or Deep Creek Lake, a few more afternoons cooling off at the pool, one last visit to Camden Yards or the Maryland Zoo, and the inevitable last-minute back-to-school shopping...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • See The Eclipse Safely

    Because I am an ophthalmologist, people have been asking me how to view the upcoming solar eclipse safely. By taking some simple precautions, you should be able to enjoy this rare celestial event. As you have heard by now, the solar eclipse will be visible on Monday, August 21. People in a narrow...
  • What You Can Do At The First Sign Of A Heart Attack

    When you think of someone having a heart attack, what images enter your mind? Most people think of someone older, usually male and out of shape, clenching their chest in excruciating pain. However, heart attacks can occur in anyone, at any age, and women are just as likely to suffer a heart attack...
  • When A Loved One Resists Help

    When a loved one with hearing loss declines to use hearing aids, we often repeat ourselves, speak clearly, speak louder, or interpret what others say if the loved one cannot hear the message. But when we do these good deeds for loved ones with a hearing loss, we don’t realize that we’re...

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