April 26, 2015
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  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    April is finally here! It’s time to think about the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Parade. The event will be held on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 10:00am, and the theme this year is “Celebrate Diversity – Working Together”. We have...
    • Russell Bear, president of Bear Landscaping, advises early spring cleanups especially after a long, cold winter.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Russell Bear, president of Bear Landscaping, advises early spring cleanups especially after a long, cold winter.

    Bear Landscaping Takes The Bear Out Of Winter

    By Darrell Mak
    This past year’s unrelenting winter is finally over, but outdoor trees, landscapes and hardscapes may have taken a harder beating than normal. Right now, during early spring, is the best time to prepare for the summer growing season, and the outdoors shouldn’t be forgotten as part of...
    • Simple Sands owner John Sparkman (middle) and his staff offer a variety of tasty sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups and breakfast items in a friendly atmosphere that is a throwback to the traditional deli.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Simple Sands owner John Sparkman (middle) and his staff offer a variety of tasty sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups and breakfast items in a friendly atmosphere that is a throwback to the traditional deli.

    Simple Sands Revives Old-Time Deli Atmosphere

    By Zach Sparks
    When John Sparkman opened Simple Sands Deli in 2012, he wanted to provide exceptional customer service and a fresh take on the modern deli. Then a part owner at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Pasadena, he also knew his plan for Simple Sands might need some tinkering.

     

    “I wanted to...

    • Shannon Reed (left), who has 16 years of professional nail care experience, owns and operates Nail Designs by Shannon out of Fabu Salon and Spa in Severna Park. Crystal Parks (right) is one of her highly qualified nail care specialists. Photo by Shawn Brubaker
      Shannon Reed (left), who has 16 years of professional nail care experience, owns and operates Nail Designs by Shannon out of Fabu Salon and Spa in Severna Park. Crystal Parks (right) is one of her highly qualified nail care specialists.

    Nail Designs By Shannon Offers A Polished Experience

    By Shawn Brubaker
    Shannon Reed’s goal for her business, Nail Designs by Shannon, is simple, yet it was one that had been surprisingly elusive for other businesses she observed before opening: When clients sit down for appointments, Reed wants them to walk away happy. Since opening in 2010, Nails Designs by...
    • Sports and Imports president Gus Kurtz (middle left) and other members of the Sports and Imports family help buyers young and old find the right vehicle at a reasonable price. The business has become the largest independent automobile dealer in Anne Arundel County.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Sports and Imports president Gus Kurtz (middle left) and other members of the Sports and Imports family help buyers young and old find the right vehicle at a reasonable price. The business has become the largest independent automobile dealer in Anne Arundel County.

    Customers Find Big Savings At Sports And Imports

    By Zach Sparks
    Buying a car or truck is like searching for a new pair of shoes – you have to find the right fit. At Sports and Imports, president Gus Kurtz and his team of local salesmen work with customers to find the ideal vehicle that suits each driver’s individual needs.
    Kurtz opened Sports and...
  • Celebrate The End Of Tax Season At RPS’ Shredding Party

    By Dylan Roche
    Sighs of relief will be heard all across town on April 15 as citizens finish filing their taxes and put all the associated stress behind them. To celebrate, Retirement Planning Services Inc. (RPS) will hold its first-ever community shredding party and ice cream social on Thursday, April 16, from noon to 2:00pm in the parking lot of the company’s office, located at 8530 Veterans Highway in Millersville. As CEO Mike Steranka put it, “What better way to start fresh than by getting rid of unnecessary files or documents?”

    Steranka explained that most people are in “information overload,” and they don’t know what paperwork to keep and what to discard - or how...
  • Be My Guest Opens Location In Millersville

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    A family-owned and –operated business, Be My Guest Catering LLC is excited to announce the opening of its new location at 8258 Veterans Highway, Suite 11, in Millersville. Be My Guest is a full-service catering and event-planning service for weddings, graduations, corporate events and receptions in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Owner and Millersville resident Sandy DeMilio began the company 10 years ago and rented space in local commercial kitchens. As the business expanded, she knew it was time for a move. Be My Guest hopes to become a positive fixture in the community. For sample menus or photos from events, or to inquire about catering for your event, visit...
    • At Cohl Chiropractic Center, Drs. Robert and Robin Cohl have helped countless patients achieve a more effective life through state-of-the-art chiropractic, physical therapy and rehabilitation for the treatment of spinal and other musculoskeletal conditions.Photo by Dylan Roche
      At Cohl Chiropractic Center, Drs. Robert and Robin Cohl have helped countless patients achieve a more effective life through state-of-the-art chiropractic, physical therapy and rehabilitation for the treatment of spinal and other musculoskeletal conditions.

    Cohl Chiropractic Center Offers A Hands-On Approach

    By Dylan Roche
    When Drs. Robert and Robin Cohl decided to bring their chiropractic practice from New York to the Maryland area, they looked at many communities from Northern Virginia to Rockville and Howard County. When they discovered Severna Park, they knew they had found what they sought - as Robert recalled,...
    • Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pasadena Pavilion, which opened in 2014, is among the award-winning health system’s many facilities that fulfill its mission of bringing medical services close to where community members live and work.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pasadena Pavilion, which opened in 2014, is among the award-winning health system’s many facilities that fulfill its mission of bringing medical services close to where community members live and work.

    AAMC Brings Wellness To Where It’s Needed Most

    By Dylan Roche
    Living healthier together – these three words might sound simple at first, but Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) proves that they can apply to all aspects of life, both big and small. Whether its cancer treatment, heart disease prevention, stress management, injury rehabilitation or any of...
    • Sew Beautiful owner Margaret Blunt (middle right) is committed to ensuring every window treatment reflects the homeowner’s personality and accommodates their lifestyle.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Sew Beautiful owner Margaret Blunt (middle right) is committed to ensuring every window treatment reflects the homeowner’s personality and accommodates their lifestyle.

    Sew Beautiful Brings Out The Best In Every Home

    By Zach Sparks
    Nearly 15 years ago, Margaret Blunt turned a lifelong passion into a successful business when she opened Sew Beautiful in Millersville. An avid sewer since age 8, she earned her first job in the fabrics department of a Wegmans grocery store in Rochester, New York, when she was 16. After graduating...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    I hope spring gets here soon! Warm days will be very welcome in our community. Speaking of warm days, planning has begun for the annual Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade, which will be held on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 10:00am. If you’d like a...
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  • Spring Arbor Senior Living Comes To The Park

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    HHHunt is proud to announce its newest development, Spring Arbor Senior Living of Severna Park. This 78-unit, 79,000-square-foot complex, consisting of multiple apartment sizes ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, will be an amenity-rich community catering to senior citizens. Community amenities...
  • Destroy Your Documents At RPS’ Shredding Party This Spring

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    Did you know that 59 million personal records were exposed in 43 security breaches in 2014? This spring, be sure to get rid of all those papers that contain private information. Mark your calendar - and collect your confidential documents - for the inaugural shredding party at Retirement Planning...
    • Kathy Thorpe (center), founder of Operation Welcome Home of Maryland, accepted a check from Sherrie Clark and Michele Voegele of Ravens Nest 10.
      Kathy Thorpe (center), founder of Operation Welcome Home of Maryland, accepted a check from Sherrie Clark and Michele Voegele of Ravens Nest 10.
    • Hospice of the Chesapeake leaders accept their donation from Ravens Nest 10.
      Hospice of the Chesapeake leaders accept their donation from Ravens Nest 10.

    Charitable Efforts A Big Success For Ravens Nest 10

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    Ravens Nest 10 members, more than 80 strong, aren't just about watching football and celebrating Baltimore Ravens victories during the NFL season. The group works hard 365 days a year to raise funds to support worthy causes in the community. The annual bull roast and popular golf tournament are...
  • Sinclair Prosser Law To Hold Estate Planning SeminarsExclusive

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    Want to learn about estate planning? Call now to reserve your seat for a free seminar offered by Sinclair Prosser Law. Upcoming dates, times and locations include:
    Tuesday, March 3, from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Hilton Garden Inn Waldorf (10385 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf), continental...

    Image Creators Participate In Hands-On Redken Training

    By Dylan Roche
    To better service their guests, the stylists at Image Creators Salon and Spa recently took part in a hands-on training session with representatives from the hair care product Redken. The scene at the Park Plaza salon was upbeat and friendly as stylists tried out different techniques with brushes,...
    • The team at Ming’s Café, including Tom Wong and owner Todd Voong, take pride in preparing carryout Chinese food using fresh products and from-scratch methods.Photo by Shawn Brubaker
      The team at Ming’s Café, including Tom Wong and owner Todd Voong, take pride in preparing carryout Chinese food using fresh products and from-scratch methods.

    Fresh, High-Quality Cuisines Set Ming’s Café Apart From Traditional Carryout

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s been a year since Todd Voong bought the Chinese carryout restaurant No. 1 Chinese and began transforming it into Ming’s Café, but already, he has established a reputation with patrons for expertly prepared cuisine. The variety of Chinese dishes available at Ming’s -...
    • Nathan Murray (right) and his team at RE/MAX Executive are suited to handle all parts of the real estate process. Each agent is qualified to handle the home search, deal structure, financing and transactional processing.Photo by Shawn Brubaker
      Nathan Murray (right) and his team at RE/MAX Executive are suited to handle all parts of the real estate process. Each agent is qualified to handle the home search, deal structure, financing and transactional processing.

    RE/MAX Enables Buyers, Sellers To Reach Maximum Goals

    By Zach Sparks
    Buying or selling a home can be a monumental task. Buying requires identifying the perfect home in the ideal area, managing the transaction and successfully closing the deal. Selling requires knowing the market, choosing an appropriate sale price and marketing the property. RE/MAX Executive in...
    • Debi and Dave Vincent are passionate about staying healthy and active. They share that passion every time they go to work at their business, Active Body & Health, where they give clients individualized attention through case-by-case, small group or private instruction.Photo by Shawn Brubaker
      Debi and Dave Vincent are passionate about staying healthy and active. They share that passion every time they go to work at their business, Active Body & Health, where they give clients individualized attention through case-by-case, small group or private instruction.

    Severna Park Family Shares Passion For Fitness At Active Body & Health

    By Shawn Brubaker
    Whether a person is trying to lose a few pounds, train for a marathon or keep their pitching arm loose, Active Body & Health in Severna Park is there to help.
    Debi and Dave Vincent met as professionals in the fitness industry in Washington, D.C. Since then, they have raised a family and a...
  • How Does The ACA Affect Tax Returns?

    By Nelson and Pelura LLC
    For most taxpayers, this year will be the first time the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have an impact on their personal tax returns. The ACA includes the individual shared responsibility provision, which requires individuals to meet the following requirements: have qualifying health care coverage...
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