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  • Community Remembers Coach Edward Wilson

    Longtime Severna Park resident Edward P. Wilson Jr., affectionately known as “Coach” or “Coach Baby” to friends and family, recently died at age 92 after a brief illness.
    Coach Wilson was born on April 18, 1922, in Annapolis and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin. A member of the United States Naval Academy class of 1945, Wilson graduated early to serve in World War II. He served in the Pacific Theatre, and his battles included the Assault on Okinawa. He also served during the Korean War and was later assigned to Strikeforsouth supporting NATO in Naples, Italy.
    During his 20-year naval career, he served on the USS Missouri, USS Wichita and the USS Taluga. He taught...

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  • Noah Meaux had a hat trick in the first period of Broadneck’s 8-0 win over Eleanor Roosevelt on January 9.

    Bruins Start 7-0, Sit Atop MSHL

    An 8-0 thrashing of Eleanor Roosevelt at Wells Ice Arena in College Park on January 9 was the latest show of force for a Broadneck ice hockey team that has started the season 7-0 and surged to the top of the Maryland Student Hockey League Eastern conference standings. A first-period hat trick by...
  • Severna Park’s Justice Walrath drove to the hoop against Broadneck’s Kylie Brassard during the Falcons’ 44-31 win over the Bruins on January 10.

    Park Girls D Up, Race Past Broadneck, 44-31

    Trailing 7-8 late in the first quarter of its January 10 matchup with rival Broadneck, the Severna Park girls basketball team was implored by head coach Lisa Magness to ramp up its defensive effort and push the pace in transition. On the Falcons’ next defensive possession, a steal by Erin...
  • Jonathan Seibel had a pair of goals in the Falcons' 5-1 win over Arundel on January 9.

    Severna Park Ice Hockey Tops Arundel, Climbs In MSHL Standings

    The Severna Park ice hockey team took a positive step in its push for a playoff spot by topping Arundel 5-1 at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel on January 9. Two goals by Jonathan Seibel and scores by Wes St. Lawrence, Jessi Kuhlman and Jeffrey Zhou highlighted a strong performance by the Falcons...

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  • Council Update

    On the evening of December 2, less than 24 hours after taking my oath of office as a county councilman, I was in a room full of 350 concerned constituents at the Earleigh Heights fire station on Ritchie Highway. They gathered to hear a presentation by a developer of a proposed housing project on Ritchie Highway near the fire station. During the course of this presentation, the vast majority of these citizens expressed their cogent and sometimes strident objections with the developer’s plan to build 84 units at a site that is now zoned R2 and, without the granting of a variance, would only accommodate approximately eight dwellings.
    Moreover, these proposed 84 units are designated...
  • A Heroin Epidemic Threatens Our Prosperity And Progress

    Safe schools, safe streets and safe communities are the foundation of any thriving society. Keeping the public safe is crucial to making our county the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland. But today we face a serious problem that is threatening our prosperity and progress: a...
  • Change Is Already Happening In Maryland

    The promise was to “Change Maryland” and much has changed already. The shock to Maryland’s political class is still being realized as the new governor and his administration take form, and the General Assembly adapts to its 58 new members. The state legislature reconvenes for its...
  • The Wise Old Owl: Two Sides To Spirituality And Aging

    Capturing the essence of aging gracefully, Eleanor Roosevelt once remarked, “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” Experiencing the gamut of life’s vicissitudes - from satisfaction and success, peace and joy to disease and...

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  • Laser Eye Surgery: More Than Just LASIK

    There are more lasers used in the field of ophthalmology than in any other medical specialty. As an ophthalmologist, I am often asked by patients, “Will my surgery be done with a laser or with conventional surgery?”
    The eye is uniquely suited for treatment with a laser because we can deliver the laser light into the eye through the clear cornea and lens to treat the inside of the eye. By focusing the laser on the surface or inside the eye, we can treat various conditions.
    Not all types of surgery can be done with a laser. There are some surgeries that are best performed with conventional surgery and others that are well suited for laser surgery.
    Lasers are used to deliver...

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