March 28, 2017
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  • Cast Your Vote For The Best Of Severna Park

    Our annual Best of Severna Park contest is back, and we’re excited to hear from you what businesses and organizations are worthy of being called the best in town. Voting is open now through Friday, March 24, and the winners will be announced in our April 6 edition.


  • La Posta Pizzeria Brings A Slice Of Italy To Severna Park

    For years, Charlie Priola’s family recipes have tantalized the tastebuds of countless hungry pizza eaters at Mangia in downtown Annapolis, and just a stone’s throw away on Main Street, Arturo Ottaviano’s culinary skills have persuaded many guests at Osteria 177 that they’ve...
  • Orphan Grain Train Delivers Old SPHS Equipment To Liberia

    Where Joe Boway is from, people do not have access to running water or medical care. Where Boway is from, electricity is a luxury. Where Boway is from, high schools are distant and children haul flimsy wooden benches to school every day to use as desks.
    Boway is from the jungles of Liberia.
  • Food Network’s “Ginormous Food” Stops At The Breakfast Shoppe For 30-Pound Pancakes

    On any given weekend, a line extends out the door of The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park. That’s why regulars like Bill and Paula Schulze of Arnold go before the rush.
    The Schulzes have been making the same deliberate choice every weekend: to sit down for a bite at The Breakfast Shoppe and...
  • Lyn Laviana Portrays Pastels Post-Retirement

    Severna Park artist Lyn Laviana spent many years trying her hand at different types of artistic work, but after retiring, she realized her true calling in painting pastel arts. Laviana’s work is being featured at Benfield Gallery in Severna Park, the Kent Island Federation of Arts and the...
  • Weekly Jam Session At American Legion Showcases Seasoned Musicians

    Twelve years ago, Mark Sheid and two of his pals — Denny Bartosz and Ray Fielder — decided to turn their weekly trip to Severna Park American Legion Post 175 into more than a social visit.
    “When I retired, we would come once a week and they said, ‘Get your guitar,’...
  • Scorcese Asks But Does Not Answer: Do We Pray To God, Or To Silence?

    I have been anticipating “Silence” for months. Having had my own experiences with faith at Severna Park Evangelical Presbyterian Church (SPEP) for many years and majored in Japanese in college, the spiritually themed film, set in Japan, seemed promising on multiple fronts. I was not...
  • Chamber Of Commerce Marks 60 Years Of Business-Community Relations

    Imagine Severna Park in the mid-20th century. Although the community had been established for about 50 years, it was still a quaint, mostly undeveloped town along the Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad.
    But a period of growth was imminent. Developers were beginning to build communities. More...
  • Photo Contest Captures The Splendor Of Kinder Farm Park

    By contest requirements, those who participated in the 2016 Life in the Park photography contest were amateurs, but based on their entries, they were anything but novices. The Friends of Kinder Farm Park recently announced the winners, who snapped shots of the park’s 288 pristine acres within...
  • Step Off Crain Highway And Enjoy Arturo’s Trattoria

    Looking for a cozy Italian restaurant for a special night out? You don’t have to search farther than Arturo’s Trattoria, a real find in a nondescript strip center at 1660 Crain Highway South in Glen Burnie.
    It’s an intimate and inviting restaurant with a small bar in the front....
  • Random Acts Of Kindness Pay Tribute To Ellie Wyble After Tragedy

    In her short two and a half months in this world, Ellie Elizabeth Wyble didn’t have an opportunity to meet many people, but her light will shine forever in the hearts of thousands of people whose lives will be touched by her parents’ generosity.
    Following Ellie’s unexpected death...
  • Stevenson University Names Local Dancer And Businesswoman As Head Coach

    Kelsey King continues to build her already impressive dancing portfolio. At the start of this school year, the Maryland Performing Arts Center co-owner and artistic director was named the head coach of Stevenson University’s Division III dance team.
    Surprisingly, King is not an alumna of the...
  • Sam Sudano’s Behind The Scenes Service Makes Countless Lives Better

    They say that “Behind every successful man, there is a great woman.” In Sam Sudano’s case, he is the great man behind the successful woman.
    Sam is the husband of Jeanette Middleton-Sudano, who many know as the executive director of Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy.
    The duo met...
  • Editor’s Voice

    February is a significant month here at the Severna Park Voice. It marks the start of our annual Best of Severna Park contest, which runs for the next few months and always brings out the enthusiasm among our readers and local business owners.
    While our staff was going through the categories this...
  • GSPACC Installs Board For 2017

    The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce held its annual installation ceremony and dinner on the evening of January 25 at Chartwell Golf and Country Club, where the chamber board’s officers and directors took their oath of office for the coming year. The board comprises (front...
  • Severna Park’s Best Love Stories

    We’re excited to announce the winners of our Best Love Story contest. Here is the winning entry for Best Overall, along with select snippets from our runners-up. Be sure to visit to read them all in full.
    Jean and Bob Andrews
    I attended an all-...
  • Dogs Finding Dogs Assists In Successful Search

    A walk in the park on January 16 turned into a nightmare for Pasadena resident Kevin Wiegmann after his family’s dog, Zoom, got spooked by the air horn of a passing trash truck. The small brindle basenji broke off of her leash and ran. Kevin called her name and ran after her, but Zoom didn...
  • Plungers Freeze Their Fur Off At Polar Bear Plunge

    Thousands of daring souls gathered on the beach of Sandy Point State Park on January 28 for the annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. After weeks of fundraising, participants had the chance to do something crazy for a good cause — jumping into the frigid waters of the...
  • ASPIRE To Recognize Community Leaders In March

    The Association for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement (ASPIRE) will hold its annual Leadership and Heritage Awards dinner and presentation on the evening on Wednesday, March 29, at Chartwell Golf and Country Club. Local organizations are invited to select an honoree whom they...
  • Soft Furnishings, Bold Statements

    At their most basic, soft furnishings — anything in the home made of fabric — serve a practical purpose. Window coverings offer privacy, bedspreads provide warmth, chair coverings cushion hardworking bodies, and so on. However, you can also put the “fun” in function by...
  • It’s Tax Time: Go Get Your Refund With Help From The Library

    It's tax filing season and the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is a great place to get help. Find the most popular tax forms, e-file your taxes or meet an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer who can assist you with your basic income tax return — all for free.
    AACPL started providing free...
  • Six Dental Technologies For 2017

    Modern dentistry is dynamic. Changes to improve patient comfort and quality of care are always being developed. The use of improved dental materials, modern delivery systems, lasers, computer-generated imaging and computer management software systems are just some of the changes.
    In upcoming...
  • 23andMe And Your Genetic Blueprint

    A fair amount of airtime has been given to genetic research in the news over the last year. Medical news articles keep popping up in the health sections of major newspapers around the country. Topics on individualized medicine have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times ...
  • Alzheimer’s: The Cold Hard Truth

    These are the dreaded words many of us fear: dementia, Alzheimer’s, senile, memory loss, forgetfulness. However you want to word it, say it, define it, deny it, ignore it or repel it, we certainly don’t want to hear from our trusted health care physician or specialist that our loved one...
  • Heartbeat For Health Moves To The Y On February 18

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is sponsoring Heartbeat for Health on Saturday, February 18, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Y in Arnold. This free, informative and fun-filled event will celebrate the benefits of dance and exercise in the prevention of heart...


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