October 01, 2014
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    • Pearle Vision in Glen Burnie has become one of the community’s landmark businesses over the last two decades, providing personalized eye care and quality products to local residents in need. “We’re going to bend over backwards to service our customers no matter what it takes,” emphasized owner Joe Willis.Photo by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      Pearle Vision in Glen Burnie has become one of the community’s landmark businesses over the last two decades, providing personalized eye care and quality products to local residents in need. “We’re going to bend over backwards to service our customers no matter what it takes,” emphasized owner Joe Willis.

    Nobody Cares For Eyes More Than Pearle Vision

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Just ask Glen Burnie’s Pearle Vision store owner Joseph Willis what he enjoys most about providing complete vision care to the people of Anne Arundel County, and he’ll erupt with a variety of positive remarks. “Around here, you have people from all walks of life. They all have one...
    • Many members of Dr. Brian Valle’s staff have been with the Millersville office for more than 20 years. The team shares a vision for superior quality dentistry with a focus on aesthetics and overall health.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Many members of Dr. Brian Valle’s staff have been with the Millersville office for more than 20 years. The team shares a vision for superior quality dentistry with a focus on aesthetics and overall health.

    Dr. Brian Valle And Team Pursue Dental Excellence

    By Provided
    When dental work is considered, it is important that the end result be not only aesthetically pleasing but also a mouth that is functional and healthy. That is why Dr. Brian Valle recognizes oral risk factors and provides patients with functional and cosmetic treatment plans that ensure the best...
    • In addition to a wide variety of lumber materials, a full hardware store and a beautiful kitchen showroom, customers at The J.F. Johnson Lumber Company will find a friendly and knowledgeable staff, including President Bob Johnson (center) and designers Stephanie Dyer and Kate Johnson, who are ready to help with all building, renovating and redecorating needs.Photo by Dylan Roche
      In addition to a wide variety of lumber materials, a full hardware store and a beautiful kitchen showroom, customers at The J.F. Johnson Lumber Company will find a friendly and knowledgeable staff, including President Bob Johnson (center) and designers Stephanie Dyer and Kate Johnson, who are ready to help with all building, renovating and redecorating needs.

    The J.F. Johnson Company Has Helped Build Homes For 94 Years

    By Dylan Roche
    Long before development came to Anne Arundel County, transforming the farmland and forests into the suburbs and towns that stand today, the J.F. Johnson Lumber Company was doing business and providing building materials for residents. It was in 1921 that Joshua “Fred” Johnson came to...
    • Bev Langley, who has been involved with real estate for her entire career, has been the number-one agent in Anne Arundel County for 20 consecutive years.Photo by Brian Lancione
      Bev Langley, who has been involved with real estate for her entire career, has been the number-one agent in Anne Arundel County for 20 consecutive years.

    Bev Langley Real Estate Team Stands Ready To Serve

    By Darrell Mak
    Bev Langley, an associate broker with Century 21 Finesse in Severna Park, has been involved with real estate for practically her entire career. Her experience has gained her numerous awards and a superb track record, having sold on average one home every two days last year. Since 1994, Langley has...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce is excited about fall. While it’s always a bit sad to let go of summer, fall promises to be a great season for the chamber and its members. School is in session now, and it’s exciting to see the new Severna Park High School building underway. Now, to share some of our upcoming events:

    The Shop Local Fun Festival is coming up on September 13 (rain date September 20) and this event at Park Plaza shopping center will be packed with family fun. Food and beverages, live music, children’s games, health and safety information, art exhibitors and more will be available between noon and 5:00pm. It’s free and open to the...
  • Kick Connection Celebrates 25 Years, Strikes Gold in Italy

    By Alicia Patalinghug
    Looking back over 25 years of anything lends itself to a host of memories and emotions. For Carlos Patalinghug Jr., sixth-degree black belt owner and chief instructor of the family-operated Kick Connection martial arts school in Pasadena, the wonderful memories are bountiful. When asked about his favorite part of teaching martial arts for the past 25 years, he said, “It's the transformation of the student. It's so gratifying to see a student who had no confidence develop a strong sense of self-assurance. When someone starts out with little to no coordination as a white belt and can learn to do a 360 flying side piercing kick, that's pretty cool!”

    But the physical...
    • In “Step Inside: The Unfiltered Truth About Listing and Selling Your Home,” David Orso provides insight into the intricacies of the real estate industry, drawing from his extensive experience representing residents across the state.
      In “Step Inside: The Unfiltered Truth About Listing and Selling Your Home,” David Orso provides insight into the intricacies of the real estate industry, drawing from his extensive experience representing residents across the state.

    David Orso Reveals Industry Truths In “Step Inside: The Unfiltered Truth About Listing And Selling Your Home”

    By Dylan Roche
    Local Top-Producing Real Estate Agent’s August Release Will Benefit AAMC
    A home is where a family eats, sleeps and spends time together - but in addition to the emotional value of a house, the practical worth is just as great. A home is a person’s largest investment and greatest asset...
  • Bill Bateman’s Open During Park Plaza Construction

    By Anonymous
    Despite ongoing construction due to M&T Bank’s drive-thru ATM, Bill Bateman’s Bistro in Park Plaza remains wide open for business. Come out and support them!
  • Benfield Road Shell Gas Station Under New Ownership

    By Provided
    Shell gas station on Benfield Road has recently undergone new ownership. With several years of experience in gas station management, Javed Khatana and his son Mohsan Khatana have taken over and are now managing the Benfield Road location. Their gas stations include the Shell in Glen Burnie on...
  • Notice For Broadband/Broadstripe Cable Customers

    By Provided
    Important notice for Anne Arundel Broadband (AAB)/Broadstripe cable TV customers: On or after September 30, 2014, Sinclair may require the provider to stop carrying WJLA TV (Washington, D.C.) unless a new retransmission consent agreement has been reached.
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    Ah, sweet summer! This has to be the best time of the year – long sunlight-filled days, kids chasing fireflies at night, vacation time to savor and lazy Friday afternoons filled with the anticipation of the summer weekend ahead. But now it’s August, and the clock is ticking as the days...
  • Recently Archived

    • Franklin’s Toys will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Saturday, August 23, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Owner Jeff Franklin (center), seen here with his longstanding employees Mark Wise and Nick Dickenson, has proven excellent customer service and a varied line of high-quality merchandise can help a local business succeed in the face of a recession and the rise of online shopping.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Franklin’s Toys will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Saturday, August 23, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Owner Jeff Franklin (center), seen here with his longstanding employees Mark Wise and Nick Dickenson, has proven excellent customer service and a varied line of high-quality merchandise can help a local business succeed in the face of a recession and the rise of online shopping.

    Franklin’s Toys To Celebrate Fifth Anniversary On August 23

    By Dylan Roche
    There’s hardly a child - or parent or grandparent – in Severna Park who has not taken wondrous, wide-eyed delight in exploring the sales floor of Franklin’s Toys. In five years, the Park Plaza shop has captured the imaginations of countless shoppers, and on Saturday, August 23,...
    • Lighthouse Financial, now in its 20th year, is owned by certified public accountants Mark Kamins (left), and Keith Manning. The business partners also own Kamins and Manning PC which they started in 1993. Kamins and Manning, along with employees Kelly Henke, Lisa Miller and Lynn Alfano recently moved into the Ebersberger Business Center, located at 645 Baltimnore Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park.Photo by Jake Linger
      Lighthouse Financial, now in its 20th year, is owned by certified public accountants Mark Kamins (left), and Keith Manning. The business partners also own Kamins and Manning PC which they started in 1993. Kamins and Manning, along with employees Kelly Henke, Lisa Miller and Lynn Alfano recently moved into the Ebersberger Business Center, located at 645 Baltimnore Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park.

    Lighthouse Financial Guides Clients Through The Fog Of Finances

    By Jake Linger
    Keith Manning and Mark Kamins are casual guys – neither wears a suit to the office, and they’re both happy sitting in a local coffee shop talking about their mutual love of numbers.
    There’s a certain enjoyment of work the two friends of 29 years share, especially since they...
    • Mark White (far right) started his family-owned business, Kitchen Encounters, in 1981. The business strives to offer high-quality service and creativity, regardless of the stature of the project.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Mark White (far right) started his family-owned business, Kitchen Encounters, in 1981. The business strives to offer high-quality service and creativity, regardless of the stature of the project.

    Kitchen Encounters Teams With Homeowners To Deliver Distinct Designs

    By Zach Sparks
    When Kitchen Encounters owner Mark White meets with new clients, he explains how the design process is similar to what is shown on HGTV; his staff drafts multiple plans, so the customer has maximum input and options. That type of service has helped White’s family-owned business excel since it...
    • Owners Marie (center) and Chris Mohns (right), along with General Manager Bob Hoffman (left), recently opened Midas of Pasadena. The team of experienced Midas professionals look forward to building relationships with new customers and giving back to the community that supports them.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Owners Marie (center) and Chris Mohns (right), along with General Manager Bob Hoffman (left), recently opened Midas of Pasadena. The team of experienced Midas professionals look forward to building relationships with new customers and giving back to the community that supports them.

    Chris And Marie Mohns Give Vehicles A Golden Touch At Midas

    By Dylan Roche
    Any car owner knows that regular oil changes and consistent inspections are crucial for keeping an automobile in good condition, but just as important as the service itself is knowing whom to trust to perform that work. Drivers from Severna Park need navigate no farther for honest, dependable work...
  • Arundel Federal Named Top Mortgage Producer

    By Darrell Mak
    Independent Banker magazine, published by the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA), recently recognized Glen Burnie-based Arundel Federal Savings Bank as the top mortgage loan producer in Maryland and the 26th-largest mortgage loan producer in the United States.
    “Anytime you get...
  • Excel Pilates Annapolis Inc. Celebrates New Location With Open House

    By Provided
    This summer, Excel Pilates Annapolis moved to a new location in the Village of West Annapolis. Serving the Annapolis area since 2002, the classical Pilates studio will celebrate the transition with an open house on Friday, September 5, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at 11 Annapolis Street, Suite A.
    The...
  • Brightview Severna Park To Host Happy Hour On August 20

    By Provided
    At Brightview Severna Park, residents live a vibrant, fulfilling life. On August 20 at 3:30pm, the public is invited to get a sneak peek of the Brightview lifestyle – for both independent and assisted living - during a happy hour.
    Guests are invited to indulge in hors d'oeuvres and other...
  • What Are The Different Types Of Waterproofing?

    By Richard Carpenter- AA Action Waterproofing
    When water is allowed to leak into a basement structure, this can lead to property damage, mold growth, foundation problems and a big headache for homeowners.
    Having your basement waterproofed is the best way to avoid these problems before they become problems, and it is always best to prepare...
    • Arnold resident Zach Shefska (right) teamed with fellow University of Pittsburgh students, Martin Snow (left) and John Quattrocchi (center) to form GymBro, and provide individuals with a reliable means to get their nutrition fix.
      Arnold resident Zach Shefska (right) teamed with fellow University of Pittsburgh students, Martin Snow (left) and John Quattrocchi (center) to form GymBro, and provide individuals with a reliable means to get their nutrition fix.

    SPHS Grad Zach Shefska Launches Nutrition Supplement Company

    By Zach Sparks
    When someone seeks inspiration for a business startup idea, beef jerky probably falls to the bottom of most entrepreneurs’ lists. But in the case of Severna Park High School graduate and Arnold resident Zach Shefska, the delectable meat treat spurred his ingenuity and culminated in the launch...
    • 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,...

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