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  • Changes Coming To The Severn River Bridge

    If you called the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) with concerns about traffic on Route 50, your prayers have been answered. SHA has completed the planning and design phase for an additional eastbound lane on the Severn River Bridge. The project will be underway by September 2017. After...
  • Police Department Participates In Torch Run For SOMD

    On Tuesday, June 6, the Anne Arundel County Police Department participated in its leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, which began at the Glen Burnie Town Center and culminated at Jonas Green Park in Annapolis. During the event, a runner carried the Flame of Hope,...
  • Where Should We Build?

    With spaghetti analogies, campaign contribution allegations, political pot-stirring and heated debates, two county council meetings in May provided more than just standard proceedings. At the forefront of the spectacle was the subject of land use in Anne Arundel County. After a bill regulating...
  • Jennifer Pumphrey, SPAN’s new director of operations, and Ellen Kinsella, director of development, are eager to see SPAN help more local families in need.

    New Leadership Aims To Expand SPAN’s Presence

    In many of the situations seen at the assistance network SPAN (Serving People Across Neighborhoods), the difference between financial security and insecurity is often merely unfortunate circumstance — a car accident, a layoff, a chronic illness. But thanks to donations and volunteers from 14...

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  • Northeast's Troy McNeil will play basketball at Frostburg State.

    Eagle Athletes Make College Commitments

    Northeast celebrated three more college-bound student athletes this spring as Troy McNeil (Frostburg State, basketball), Abigail Hunt (Bowie State, track and field) and Maria Weddle (Virginia Wesleyan, softball) signed letters of intent.
  • The 14U Green Hornets captured a national championship in May, first by winning the U.S. Finals in Rhode Islands, then by topping the field in the Champions Challenge against other regional U.S. Finals winners.

    14U Green Hornets Are U.S. Finals Grand Champions

    The scores are in, and the 14U Green Hornets cheerleaders are national champions. The Green Hornets performed the top overall routine at the U.S. Finals competition in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 12 to win the competition outright. The team had gained entry to the competition last fall by...
  • The Green Hornets defeated Broadneck 5-3 in the county championship game on May 20 at Kinder Park.

    Green Hornets Juniors Defeat Broadneck For County Championship

    With a 5-3 win over rival Broadneck, the Green Hornets U15 junior boys lacrosse team coached by Mike Ruppert and Eric Husselbaugh avenged its only loss of the season and captured the Anne Arundel County championship on May 20 at Kinder Park. After finishing the regular season with a 9-1 record,...
  • The 10U Green Hornets took home first-place trophies at the Severn Spring Break Tournament and have started the season 20-7-1 overall.

    10U Hornets Win Tourney, Start Strong In MABA

    The 10U Green Hornets select baseball team rebounded from an 0-1-1 start on the first day of the Severn Spring Break Tournament to go 3-0 on day two and win the tournament championship. The Green Hornets avenged an early-round defeat to the Baseball Club of Charles County Warriors by topping the...

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  • Chamber Update

    ‘Tis the season for festivals and parades! The warm weather inspires all sorts of outdoor activities, and the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce is proud to be involved in community activities for our residents and visitors.
    We just held the fourth annual Shop Local Fun Festival at Park Plaza on Saturday, May 20. I want to give recognition to our sponsors. Continental Realty Corporation provides tremendous support for this event, and we are very grateful. The Severna Park Voice is instrumental in the organization and support of the festival.
    Thanks to Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County Chimney Repair & Maintenance and Kogen Dojo for their support. A part of...
  • Savvy Consignment owner Stacey Cassidy (second from left) and her staff consider customer service to be their top priority when helping customers buy and sell gently used clothing and furniture.

    Savvy Consignment Offers Customers A Smart Way To Shop

    Although she is now in her eighth year of offering brand-name clothing and furniture at discount prices as the owner of Savvy Consignment, Stacey Cassidy said she had no idea if her business would pan out. “The Fortune 500 had consignment listed as one of the fastest-growing industries. I...
  • Patterson Physical Therapy takes pride in the one-on-one attention they give their patients.

    Patterson Physical Therapy Offers One-On-One Service

    Since 2003, Mike Patterson and his staff at Patterson Physical Therapy have been helping community members get back on their feet. A high school athlete who realized he was not good enough to play collegiate sports, Patterson decided he needed to take his schoolwork more seriously than his...
  • Stephanie Lavis received an award from her Side Street family to mark her 25 years at Side Street Framers.

    More Than Just The Framer

    Shortly after starting work at Side Street Framers & Gift Gallery, Stephanie Lavis twisted her ankle and had to take time off. Then she got sick and had to miss more time. “The first couple of weeks after I hired her, I thought, ‘I made a huge mistake here,’” recalled...

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  • During her first trip to Africa, Olivia Romano worked to help endangered elephants. This summer, she will return to advocate health education and classes related to HIV/AIDS.

    Olivia Romano Heading Back To Africa

    In hopes of making a difference, Severna Park resident Olivia Romano will soon head back to Africa, where she plans to volunteer her time to advocate health education and classes related to HIV/AIDS awareness. She will spend three weeks in the province KwaZulu-Natal (or Zululand), an old but well-...
  • Allie Straub from Severn Lower School, Noah Covers from Oak Hill Elementary and Lena Stern from Windsor Farm were the winners of the Mother’s Day jewelry design contest at Zachary’s Jewelers.

    Three Kids Win Zachary’s Jewelers Mother’s Day Design Contest

    Three local fifth-graders were able to present their mothers with more than just a card and flowers this Mother’s Day. Allie Straub, Lena Stern and Noah Cover were the lucky winners of the Zachary’s Jewelers Mother’s Day design contest, in which they designed — and later...
  • This month, students from Ms. Poremski’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question: “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”

    Question Of The Month: St. John The Evangelist School

    Each month, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, students from Ms. Poremski’s class at St. John the Evangelist School answered the question: “What is your favorite memory from this school year?”   My favorite memory from this...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Jeff Hughes created a crab out of oak pallets given to him from a friend who is a contractor.

    Jeff Hughes Creates Washed Up Art

    Jeff Hughes has a knack for seeing materials not as they are but as what they could be. While wandering the shores near his waterfront home in Pasadena six years ago, Hughes took notice of some pieces of driftwood. “I would see a piece of driftwood and I would almost immediately say, ‘...

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  • Hit A Home Run This Summer At Maryland’s Craft Breweries

    As summertime approaches, I can’t think of two things that go better together on a sweltering day than baseball and cold beer.
    And Maryland is home to the best of both – the Orioles are one of the top teams in the American League and craft brewers from the mountains of Western Maryland to the Ocean City boardwalk are producing award-winning beer.
    In that spirit, I recently joined the Brewers Association of Maryland and the Maryland Office of Tourism at Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore to announce the launch of the Baseball & Brew Scorecard. This fun game encourages Marylanders and out-of-state visitors to hit the road this summer and fill out their scorecards by...
  • Does Anne Arundel County Budget Backwards?

    May is budget month for the government of Anne Arundel County. The operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) is expected to be just over $1.5 billion. Raise your hand if you think this is a lot of money. Me too. And in one way or another, it all comes from the taxpayers of the county by...
  • Special Arrest Warrant Reduction Initiative

    My office has taken great pride in developing unique ways to reduce the number of arrest warrants in Anne Arundel County. Besides using traditional methods, we have initiated creative arrest stings designed to fool criminals; conducted multiagency, large-scale arrest sweeps; showcased wanted people...
  • Hit A Home Run This Summer At Maryland’s Craft Breweries

    As summertime approaches, I can’t think of two things that go better together on a sweltering day than baseball and cold beer. And Maryland is home to the best of both – the Orioles are one of the top teams in the American League and craft brewers from the mountains of Western Maryland...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • UM BWMC Hosts Seminar Series On Joint Replacement

    On Wednesday, June 14, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hal Crane, will provide a free seminar titled “A Joint Effort: Your Guide to Joint Replacement Surgery” at 6:30pm at UM BWMC’s Leo & Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center, located on the eighth floor at 301 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie. Crane will discuss the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatment options as well as who makes a good candidate for joint replacement surgery. A question-and-answer session will follow.
    Light refreshments will be served. Preregistration is requested. For more information or to register, call UM BWMC’s marketing and...

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