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  • Weekend Events June 15-17

    Happy Friday! Don't look now, but we're supposed to be clear of rain all weekend! Apply your sunscreen and get outside to enjoy the weather this Father's Day weekend.  Friday, June 15   Woodford Reserve Tasting & Engraving at Magothy Wine and Spirits. 4:00-7:00pm...

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  • Shannon Garden Hired As Severna Park Field Hockey Coach

    A statement from Severna Park athletic director Dave Lanham on June 18 announced the hiring of Shannon Garden as the new varsity field hockey coach at Severna Park High School.

    The statement reads, "Severna Park High School announces Mrs. Shannon Garden as the new Varsity Head Coach for SPHS Field Hockey.  Coach Garden is extremely knowledgeable and successful with coaching and refereeing Field Hockey over the years.  She has spent the last 18 years coaching Field Hockey, most recently the past 8 seasons at Archbishop Spalding as an assistant.  She has spent the last 15 years umpiring Anne Arundel County Recreation, High School and adult league field hockey. Her love...

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  • Chamber Update

    We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber: Lauren Parker, register of wills; Park Mom Fitness; V Lynn Morgan, DDS; Jennifer Welch, First Home Mortgage; Dr. Melvin Weissburg, DMD; Blo Me Dry, Annapolis; Spun Compass Lasting Beauty; AT&T; Face It! Spa and Wellness; Holly Gue, Bob...
  • (L-R) Robert Van Valkenburgh, Dwayne Bowie and Matt Van Valkenburgh started Kogen Dojo because they wanted to offer a one-stop shop for martial arts that is active in the community.

    Kogen Dojo Teaches Modern And Traditional Self-Defense For The Whole Family

    Self-defense, fighting in the ring, health and fitness — there are many reasons someone would practice martial arts. Kogen Dojo co-owners Robert Van Valkenburgh, Matt Van Valkenburgh and Dwayne Bowie opened their Severna Park facility in June 2017 because they wanted to offer all of those benefits...
  • Spizzico, a locally owned Italian restaurant, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in October. The three co-owners, Gino Romano, Enrico Massa and Sal Barone, are all childhood friends from Italy.

    Consistency Is Key At Spizzico

    This year, Spizzico will celebrate its fifth anniversary. Since it opened its doors in College Parkway Center, the locally owned Italian restaurant has worked to get the daily grind down to a science. “We know when everyone’s coming and going because of the area and the demographic in the...

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  • Morgan C. depicted Amelia Earhart.

    St. John The Evangelist Brings History To The Present

    Third-graders at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School treated faculty to a walk through history on June 6. Children researched famous Americans, dressed up as the people they studied, and created a “wax museum” for parents and faculty to explore. By pressing a button, visitors could...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Ed Sparks Hopes To Strike A Chord With Severna Park ResidentsExclusive

    In 2017, guitar maker and performer Ed Sparks brought his custom guitars to Severna Park and Broadneck libraries, educating musicians and woodworkers about the creation process while also fielding questions from the audience. Those visits drew enough interest that Sparks will return to Severna Park Library on July 11, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, for another round of discussion and demonstrations.

    Severna Park Library is located at 45 West McKinsey Road. To learn more about the event, call 410-222-6290.
    ...
  • The current lineup of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack will bring its 25th anniversary tour to Rams Head On Stage on June 8.

    Twenty-Five Years In, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack Still Isn’t Flying The Coop

    To the MTV generation, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is known as the eccentric band that performed in a barn while feathers rained into the crowd, the band whose lead singer is a white guy with dreads. Frontman James Davies, known as Jimi HaHa, no longer has the dreads, but his act is also attracting fans...
  • Kieran Shea Publishes “Koko Uncaged”

    Described as a cyberpunk satire, “Koko Uncaged,” the third installment in a series by Severna Park author Kieran Shea, is set for release on June 5. The series, “Koko,” takes place 500 years in the future and follows ex-corporate mercenary Koko Martstellar, who is trying to rebuild her life. She...
  • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.

    Made In Maryland Returns For Second Installment

    Think shopping local, but on a bigger scale. The second annual Made In Maryland Festival returned to Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 with more than 100 Maryland-based vendors. This year, about 2,500 people attended the festival to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations. “Vendors...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Questions And Answers With The CandidatesExclusive

    NOTE: This web-exclusive version of our Q&A with the candidates includes several submissions that were left out of print because of an oversight on the part of the Voice. We regret the error and encourage our readers to note the addition of Kathleen Elmore (Circuit Court judge), Vincent Goldsmith (Board of Education), Michael Peroutka (county council) and Kathy Rogers (state’s attorney).

    Last month, we were pleased to introduce to our readers the many candidates running in the upcoming primary election on June 26. This month, we had three broad questions we wanted to put forth to each of the candidates. We wanted to know from each of them:

    1. What would be your three biggest...
  • Meet The Candidates

    In anticipation of the primary election coming up on Tuesday, June 26, the Severna Park Voice invited each of the candidates for public office to submit a short bio letting readers know who they are. This is what the people asking for your vote want you to know about them:   County Executive...
  • AAGOP Central Committee Announces Vacancies In District 31

    The Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County today announced two committee member vacancies in District 31 (Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Brooklyn Park, Severna Park, Millersville). These vacancies were created by former committee members Michael Peroutka and Nathan Volke, both of whom...
  • Will You Be Part Of The Plan?

    In May of last year, the county council passed a resolution (18-17) urging the county executive and the Office of Planning and Zoning to begin the comprehensive review of the county’s 2019 General Development Plan (GDP) during 2017. This amounted to a “jumpstart” of the planning...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • (L-R) Writer and director Robert Ferrier; Julie Zissimopoulos, associate director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California; and producer Daphne Glover Ferrier worked together on “SPENT: The Hidden Cost of Dementia.”

    Local Filmmakers Expose Hidden Costs Of Dementia

    “As our family was living through this experience and trying to figure out how we could give Mom the care she needed, we asked ourselves, how on earth were others coping with this?” asked Severna Park resident Daphne Glover Ferrier. That question led Daphne and husband Bob Ferrier, both award-...
  • PTSD: Your Questions AnsweredExclusive

    June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Though it may seem simple to understand, PTSD can manifest inside a person in a variety of ways. The Chesapeake Life Center, a branch of Hospice of the Chesapeake, offers many services for those suffering from or who have family...
  • Fast Food, Snacking And Tooth Decay

    American eating habits have changed. We are no longer a three-meals-a-day society. The fast food industry is at $200 billion a year and growing. We eat more premade foods and snacks throughout the day than ever before. More sugar, more acid, increased frequency, and less time to produce saliva...
  • Fishpaws Marketplace And Homestead Gardens Team Up To Host Fundraiser Benefitting UM BWMC

    Fishpaws Marketplace and Homestead Gardens of Severna Park are teaming up to host Corks for a Cause, a fundraiser benefitting the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) and the medical center’s Next Generation Fund. The event will take place Wednesday, June 27, from 6:...

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