July 22, 2014
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    • Jennifer Politte, certified instructor and owner of Pilates on the Bay, opened her business on June 2. Politte hopes to become active in the Severna Park area’s nonprofits while helping county residents age with less pain.Photo by Jake Linger
      Jennifer Politte, certified instructor and owner of Pilates on the Bay, opened her business on June 2. Politte hopes to become active in the Severna Park area’s nonprofits while helping county residents age with less pain.

    Pilates On The Bay Is Jennifer Politte’s Professional Calling

    By Jake Linger
    Jennifer Politte opened Pilates on the Bay on June 2, nearly a year to the day after she decided to become self-employed. She grew up in Baltimore and spent time in Colorado before settling in Arnold with her husband and two children, ages 6 and 8. In 2005, she became certified to teach Pilates,...
    • At Design Tops LLC, Lisa and George Wendling help residential and commercial customers create their dream spaces with custom-designed and -manufactured kitchen countertops and more.Photo by Dylan Roche
      At Design Tops LLC, Lisa and George Wendling help residential and commercial customers create their dream spaces with custom-designed and -manufactured kitchen countertops and more.

    Design Tops Makes Kitchens Dazzle With Custom-Designed Surfaces

    By Dylan Roche
    A kitchen countertop is a homeowner’s work surface. It’s where hot pans are set down, veggies are chopped, dough is rolled and spills are often made, whether the resident cook is an amateur chef or a busy parent just trying to get dinner on the table. At Design Tops LLC, Lisa and George...
    • Donna Huddleston, owner of Waves Salon and Spa Lite in Severna Park, has helped raise funds and awareness for human trafficking by selling jewelry handmade by survivors at Freedom Home in Moldova.Photos by Dylan Roche
      Donna Huddleston, owner of Waves Salon and Spa Lite in Severna Park, has helped raise funds and awareness for human trafficking by selling jewelry handmade by survivors at Freedom Home in Moldova.
    • Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and watches – all crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking in Moldova – are sold at the front desk at Waves Salon and Spa Lite to raise funds and awareness. All profits from the jewelry sale go back to the survivors in Moldova.
      Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and watches – all crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking in Moldova – are sold at the front desk at Waves Salon and Spa Lite to raise funds and awareness. All profits from the jewelry sale go back to the survivors in Moldova.

    Waves Salon Owner Donna Huddleston Sells Jewelry For Rejuvenation

    By Dylan Roche
    Fashion Accessories Raise Awareness, Funds And Hope For Human Trafficking Survivors
    The small display of handmade fashion jewelry at the front of Waves Salon and Spa Lite could easily be a part of the shop’s regular retail line – each piece is attractive and stylish and fun. But the...
  • The Tutoring Center Now Sharpening Minds In The Park

    By Brian Lancione
    Theresa White, the owner of The Tutoring Center located in Robinson Crossing, welcomed a large group of well-wishers to a GSPACC-sponsored ribbon cutting ceremony on June 7, which marked the grand opening of the educational business.
  • First National Bank Gets New Beginning In Beautiful Building

    By Jake Linger
    Stacy Martin, branch manager of First National Bank in Severna Park, cut the ceremonial ribbon to signify the opening of the new location at 576 Ritchie Highway.
  • Wadsworth Financial Consulting Opens

    By Brian Lancione
    On June 24, a large gathering of family, friends and local business leaders joined Jeff Wadsworth as he cut the ribbon to commemorate the official opening of Wadsworth Financial Consulting located on Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
  • Pilates On The Bay Brings Wellness Options To The Park

    By Jake Linger
    Jennifer Politte cut the ceremonial ribbon with assistance from her son and daughter, and with the support of her husband and many friends, family members and dignitaries, as she officially opened Pilates on the Bay, located at 1197 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Arnold.
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    We’re excited about July Fourth and the annual July Fourth Parade sponsored by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce. We extend a cordial invitation to join us for this great community tradition.
    This is our 40th year, and our grand marshal is Sue Norris, one of the...
  • Annapolis Pediatrics Opens Severna Park Location

    By Dylan Roche
    Community leaders joined Margaret Turner and her team from Annapolis Pediatrics as she cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the new office in Severna Park. Annapolis Pediatrics is located at 877 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Suite 208, in the Ritchie Court Office Building.
  • The Top Five Beers Of Summer

    By Ryan Cook
    Severna Park natives know that the start of every Maryland summer includes three important things: Crabs, Old Bay and beer. And if much of your summer includes spending time relaxing on the deck of a boat, then here are my top five picks for summer beers to keep in your cooler while enjoying the...
    • Six months ago, Steve and Janet Sumners opened Founders Tavern & Grille, a local establishment that encourages conversation and provides great comfort food. The Sumners, pictured with daughter, Shannon, and son, Ryan, formed the establishment to provide local residents with a tavern alternative to Annapolis and Baltimore.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Six months ago, Steve and Janet Sumners opened Founders Tavern & Grille, a local establishment that encourages conversation and provides great comfort food. The Sumners, pictured with daughter, Shannon, and son, Ryan, formed the establishment to provide local residents with a tavern alternative to Annapolis and Baltimore.

    Founders Delivers Great Food In A Historical Ambiance

    By Zach Sparks
    When seeking a restaurant that offers delicious fare in a unique, comfortable atmosphere, local residents do not need to travel to Annapolis or Baltimore. Founders Tavern in Pasadena offers delectable comfort food, an expansive beverage selection and a historical vibe that puts a modern-day twist...
  • Recently Archived

    • Staff of Homestead Gardens in Severna Park celebrated their recognition as winners of Best Landscape/Lawn Service in the Severna Park Voice for the 2014 “Best Of” awards.Photo by Jake Linger
      Staff of Homestead Gardens in Severna Park celebrated their recognition as winners of Best Landscape/Lawn Service in the Severna Park Voice for the 2014 “Best Of” awards.

    Homestead Gardens Is Firmly Planted In Severna Park

    By Jake Linger
    With locations in Davidsonville and Severna Park, Homestead Gardens maintains a reputation in Anne Arundel County for being a unique horticulture destination. The Severna Park location, opened in 2010, has afforded Homestead Gardens president Brian Riddle the opportunity to provide his clientele...
    • The dedicated staff at AAAction aims to help customers protect house and health with honest and dependable service in waterproofing, mold remediation and foundation repair.
      The dedicated staff at AAAction aims to help customers protect house and health with honest and dependable service in waterproofing, mold remediation and foundation repair.

    Flooding And Mold Are No Match For AAAction Waterproofing

    By Dylan Roche
    The day after the torrential rainfall of April 30, the scene at AAAction Waterproofing was hectic - phone switchboards lit up, one after another, and the team of employees worked fervently to address the many emergencies happening in homes throughout the Maryland area and protect their customers...
  • Zahn: Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    With Memorial Day behind us, we look forward to the next big summer holiday - Independence Day. The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber will observe a great community tradition when the annual Independence Day Parade marches from St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Church on Benfield Road to...
    • After 35 years, the staff of Gardiner & Appel Group Inc. proudly continues to offer tax preparation and recordkeeping services to local small businesses and mom-and-pop shops.
      After 35 years, the staff of Gardiner & Appel Group Inc. proudly continues to offer tax preparation and recordkeeping services to local small businesses and mom-and-pop shops.

    Gardiner & Appel Group Celebrates 35th Anniversary

    By Jake Linger
    Scott Gardiner doesn’t just remember his first client — he still retains its services. Gardiner began practicing as a tax accountant and business counselor on April 1, 1979, and his first client was Town and Country, a wholesale pet food supply company based in North County.
    Gardiner...
  • Advice If You Are Selling Your House

    By Provided
    When you sell your house, the first step is to pick a real estate agent. Start by looking at the real estate market, local to area, as a first-time homebuyer would. Visit a few houses that are similar to yours in price and construction. Go into the houses and walk through them with an agent. It is...
  • The Basics Of Mulching

    By Provided
    Because of our long winter and cool spring, many of us are doing things for our lawns and gardens a little bit later in the season. Mulching is one of those tasks.
    Adding mulch to your garden will improve the health of the soil and beautify the appearance of your landscaping. Cover garden beds...
    • Royal Bundy (left) and chef Tom Nicklow served wings from Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis during the inaugural Wing Wars, held June 1 at Mother's Peninsula Grille in Arnold.Photo by Jake Linger
      Royal Bundy (left) and chef Tom Nicklow served wings from Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis during the inaugural Wing Wars, held June 1 at Mother's Peninsula Grille in Arnold.

    Mother’s Peninsula Grille Hosts Inaugural Wing Wars

    By Jake Linger
    John Murphy believes there are two key ingredients in winning a buffalo wing competition – having different flavors and unique dipping sauces. Murphy, a Severna Park resident, and Linda Pantleo of Millersville, were among the approximately 200 people who conquered the first Wing Wars held...
  • The Stone Store To Host Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Day June 21

    By Provided
    Calling all homeowners! The Stone Store, located at 7535 Railroad Avenue in Hanover, will host a free DIY Day on Saturday, June 21, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Learn from industry professionals how to build your very own patio and other homeowner-friendly projects. The rain-or-shine event will feature...
  • Web Content & Marketing Coordinator Wanted

    By Voice Staff
    The Voice is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience in web content management, driving web traffic, tracking website numbers and stats, writing and editing for web, managing multiple social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, etc.), developing online promotions/...
    • At Maryland Recycle, founder and owner Ron Vogt has bought and processed scrap metal for 35 years, working with everyone from ordinary citizens to contract workers and demolition companies.
      At Maryland Recycle, founder and owner Ron Vogt has bought and processed scrap metal for 35 years, working with everyone from ordinary citizens to contract workers and demolition companies.

    Maryland Recycle Makes Salvaging Scraps A Positive Experience

    By Dylan Roche
    What happens when a wild summer storm blows through your yard and tears your rain gutter off your roof? Or your above-ground swimming pool collapses and is beyond repair? What if you’ve just collected enough aluminum cans to fill your garage and simply don’t know what to do with them...

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