July 22, 2017
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  • 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,...
  • Pasadena Organizations Team Up With Students To Plant Oysters In The Patapsco

    As summer approaches, Marylanders shed winter coats and flock to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. But when it comes to the health of the Chesapeake Bay, some small creatures play a vital role that shouldn’t be underestimated.
    Pasadena-based organization Restore Rock Creek and the Maryland Yacht...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Runners Fulfill Family’s Promise With Memorial 5K Race At Northeast

    When Ryan Williams was running, he was free. The gifted athlete floated around tracks and across cross-country terrain as if he were dancing on air. The 2003 Northeast High School graduate earned accolades throughout his high school career and in college.
    “He was such a beautiful runner,...
  • 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, ‘...
  • Family Event Raises Suicide Awareness Over Music, Food And Friendship

    Anne Arundel County – and certainly Severna Park - is a terrific place to live, work and raise a family. However, even our comfortable community has experienced far too many suicides. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate; it comes for all ages, doesn’t care how affluent or educated...
  • “King Arthur” Disappoints In Every Way

    Who was the intended audience of “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword?” Evidently, a smaller audience than expected, considering how massively it flopped at the box office. While watching, I could not for the life of me figure out who this film was supposed to speak to. Screaming fangirls...
  • Severna Park Inspires European Resident To Try Fiction

    After six months of work, eight to 10 hours a day of writing and a three-year delay, former Severna Park resident Brian McPhee finally released his long-awaited debut novel “Bunco” at the age of 62.
    “Bunco” which McPhee dubbed as both a thriller and a women’s story,...
  • General House Offers Fresh Sushi And Tasty Asian Cuisine

    Sushi is my favorite food, so I was more than thrilled when I found out that my next restaurant review assignment was a sushi place in my hometown of Pasadena. General House Sushi, located in the Southdale Shopping Center at 60 Mountain Road, is a small but inviting restaurant offering an all-you-...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Crowd Gathers For Much-Anticipated Harris Teeter Opening

    It seemed as if everyone in town had flocked to the Magothy Gateway shopping center for the grand opening of anchor store Harris Teeter. The GSPACC was among many organizations present to congratulate store director Tanner Ellis as he cut the ribbon and welcomed the public to his new business....
  • Resistant Antibiotics Are Caused By Use

    Widespread antibiotic usage began in the 1940s when they were used to treat infections. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have developed over time and threaten the usefulness of these drugs.
    Resistant antibiotics are caused by antibiotic use.
    Q: When do I need to take an antibiotic drug?
    A: Disease-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Summer Slide – A Slippery Slope!Exclusive

    Visions of the beach and water parks dance in our heads as the school year comes to a close and summer approaches. The lazy, hazy days of summer — what an awesome time!
    Research shows that students can lose three to six months of learning over the summer if they are not engaged in learning...
  • Prom Season Unites “Rival” High Schools

    The popular misconception about Severna Park High and Broadneck High is that the two schools are rivals, at least when it comes to the athletic fields. This was one of the reasons Broadneck’s 2017 senior class officers were eager to get back from the BWI Marriott one Friday night in February...
  • Cousins Plan For The Fifth Annual Cornhole Crush

    Cornhole Crush organizers and cousins Maddison Bozel and Cara Manas began the tournament five years ago as a way to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society — something both cousins have a personal connection to.
    Cara’s mom and Bozel’s aunt, Theresa Manas, was...
  • Editor’s Voice

    Our June issue always tends to be a little school-centric, and why shouldn’t it be? The end of the school year is a monumental time for students, parents and educators. For us at the Voice, it’s a time to give some much-due recognition.
    It’s a time for proms and graduations...
  • Food Trucks Roll To New, Old Locations For Family Dining

    They’re back! Food trucks returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23 to fill the air with the aromas of delicacies from around the world. And, if you just can’t get enough of the tiny restaurants on wheels, the great Food Truck Rally rolls into the Knights of Columbus...
  • Freshmen Make An Impact On Staff Of The Talon

    Six years ago, when Severna Park High School English teacher Valerie Earhart began teaching journalism, the prerequisite course to the school’s main publications — the newspaper and yearbook — was mainly filled with upperclassmen and few freshmen. But with staff on the two...

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