November 20, 2017
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  • Community Members Seek More Information About Wroxeter Development

    UPDATE: Uchllyn Investors has agreed to hold a community meeting on Wednesday, November 15, at 6:00pm at Severna Park Library. The meeting is open to the public. If a developer wants to build on environmentally sensitive land or subdivide a property that adjoins a residentially zoned and...
  • Community Keeps Watchful Eye On Continued Construction At SPHS

    Parking Lots And Athletic Fields Are Slated To Be Finished By March 2018 While most high school seniors cross their fingers for as many snow days as possible, Severna Park High School’s class of 2018 athletes are likely hoping for a milder winter. The construction management firm Oak...
  • Citizens Make Some Noise Over BWI Flight Patterns

    Roundtable Of Leaders Persuades Hogan To Challenge FAA Usually when a plane flies over Linda Curry’s house in Severna Forest, an occurrence that happens dozens of times per day, a deep-seated frustration brims to the surface. “It makes you angry that somebody decided for you to...
  • Genealogy Search Connects Two Families In Severna Park

    The last time Robert Gibson saw his father, Harold Gibson, was when Robert was a 10-year-old boy peering through a schoolyard fence around 1936 in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. Robert died in 2013, but his son, former Green Hornets football commissioner Mark Gibson, continued the search until he made a...
  • PTO Involvement Is A Way Of Life For Lauri Miller

    With her background as a teacher and then an educator in the private sector before staying home to raise her children, Lauri Miller understood the importance of parents who take an active role in helping out at school, so when her son Jimmy entered kindergarten at Oak Hill Elementary in 2009,...
  • Editor’s Voice

    I have always been an outspoken opponent of what I call the autumn creep — you know, the tendency people have to start acting as if it’s fall earlier and earlier every year, with some folks putting pumpkins and scarecrows out as early as August — but as I sit down to write this,...
  • Work Local Job Fair Set For October 24

    The Severna Park Voice is announcing its first-ever Work Local Job Fair, set for Tuesday, October 24, from 12:15pm to 2:45pm at the Severna Park Library. With an emphasis on local businesses hiring local people, the job fair will give community members an opportunity to find out what employment...
  • Determined Footsteps Fighting For Fleeting Memories

    County Residents To Participate In Walk To End Alzheimer’s October 22 The memory of a first kiss, the name of your daughter, the fact that your wife drinks coffee black at 3:00pm, how to wash your own hair and eventually the ability to recognize those you love — all gone, not in the...
  • Local Groups Step Up To Aid Hurricane Victims

    First came Harvey in August, as the largest hurricane witnessed by Texas in 50 years submerged homes in water, stealing precious belongings from some and lives from others. Irma took a different path in September, flooding Florida homes and shoving trees into roofs. Seeing the outcry for help were...
  • The Voice Picks Its Favorite Local Scary Stories

    We’ve all enjoyed a good urban legend or ghost tale around a campfire before, but there’s something especially eerie about hearing the dark stories behind familiar locations or landmarks. Maybe it’s because that makes them seem all the more believable — even though they...
  • Shop Local, Give Local: The Best 5K In Town And Holiday Caring

    We often hear about the importance of buying local. It supports local economies, benefits the environment, and allows the community to meet artisans and small-business owners who are the life’s blood of the community. When you give local, you support the nonprofits that work tirelessly to...
  • Kiwanis Club To Hold Apple Sale

    The Kiwanis Club of Severna Park is hosting a fundraiser for its service projects by selling apples during the last two weeks of October. Now in its 18th year, the club’s annual apple sale features several varieties of apples, recently picked and fresh from Baugher’s Orchard in...
  • ZGK Foundation Fundraises And Celebrates At Third Annual Zackfest

    Bay Hills Golf Club was buzzing with positive energy on Saturday, September 16, as 200 people gathered for the third annual Zackfest fundraiser, exemplifying the core mission of the Zachary Gerald Knight Foundation, a nonprofit organization that recognizes positive role models who demonstrate...
  • Neighborhood Of The Month: Berrywood

    Active families seeking plenty of green spaces, multiple water access points, and a robust calendar of events need look no further than the quiet 235-home neighborhood of Berrywood. Tucked between Old Man Creek to the north and Cattail Creek to the south, Berrywood covers approximately 1,160 acres...
  • Mark Teixeira Returns Home For CEA Conference

    Fans may have booed him in Baltimore when he played for the New York Yankees, but Severna Park native Mark Teixeira received a standing ovation at the Christians for Ecumenical Action (CEA) conference on September 23. “I’ve always been an Orioles fan,” said Steve Keefer of Arnold...
  • Literacy Council To Hold Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser October 7Exclusive

    The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (AACLC) will hold its Literacy Lights the Way 5K walk-a-thon on Saturday, October 7, from 8:30am to 11:00am. The walk will take place on the B&A Trail between Marley Station Mall and Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie. Participants are encouraged to dress...
  • Al’s Run 2017 Benefits Memorial Scholarship FundExclusive

    The only fundraiser to support the Al Cantello Memorial Scholarship Fund (ACSF), the seventh annual Al’s Run will be held at 8:30am on October 15 at Anne Arundel Community College. Over the past five years, the ACSF has awarded more than $85,000 in scholarships for local Maryland students...
  • Community Says Farewell To Bruce Blackman

    Bruce Randall Blackman, 61, passed away on September 15, 2017, from heart failure. Bruce was born on March 21, 1956, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland, and West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He completed graduate work at Loyola University...
  • “If You’re Alive Today, There’s Hope”

    Severna Park Residents On The Importance Of Overdose Awareness Day As more than 800 people gathered at Arundel Christian Church in Glen Burnie for the second annual International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, remembering lives lost to addiction while celebrating the strides made by others,...
  • Local Organization Climbs Machu Picchu To Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking

    Fourteen local residents came together from July 28 to August 7 to trek nearly 50 miles as they climbed up and down the treacherous steps of Machu Picchu to reach a sacred Inca peak called Salkantay, nearly 21,000 feet in elevation. The group members challenged themselves mentally and physically by...
  • Fourth Annual Lifeline100 Pedals Through Anne Arundel County This October

    Check your brakes, inflate your tires and oil your chain. The fourth annual Lifeline100 Century Ride through Anne Arundel County is set to start and finish at Kinder Farm Park on October 1. The ride features several course options from a bike rodeo to 100 scenic miles through Anne Arundel County,...
  • Sick Wildlife Sightings Leave Citizens Concerned

    Public Departments Can Help, But Which One To Call Depends On The Situation On her way to work one morning, Christine Zisa was driving along Jones Station Road through Arnold when she saw something that she knew right away was odd. Was it a stray dog? A sick animal? The legendary chupacabra?...
  • Under New Nonprofit, Parents Continue The Legacy Of Phoebe Ward

    Second Memorial Run Set For October 8 Phoebe Jeong-Hui Ward savored plenty of memorable moments in her nine years. She was invited to a behind-the-scenes tour at the Maryland Zoo as a reward for persuading her parents to “adopt” an African penguin, she sparred in a taekwondo...
  • Ed Malarkey And John Scheleur Repair With Care

    When Partners in Care went through a transition with grants in 2009 and could no longer pay a full-time Repairs with Care coordinator, Ed Malarkey and John Scheleur both stepped up to the plate. Malarkey had been a driver for Partners in Care and was looking to do something in addition to driving,...
  • Editor’s Voice

    When I often describe the Voice to out-of-towners or people who are unfamiliar with our paper, I find myself using phrases like “feel-good news” or “just the good news, but none of the bad stuff.” The reality is that we don’t completely ignore the bad news...


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