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    • Chief instructor Drew Blackwell (left) and program director Randall Talvik (right) teach self-defense methods at New Era Martial Arts, while building character and preaching the importance of fitness.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Chief instructor Drew Blackwell (left) and program director Randall Talvik (right) teach self-defense methods at New Era Martial Arts, while building character and preaching the importance of fitness.

    New Era Martial Arts Uses 21st-Century Techniques To Teach Self-Defense

    By Zach Sparks
    Picture this scenario: You’re in a parking lot at night and someone comes from behind and places you in a chokehold. Sounds like trouble, right? With training from New Era Martial Arts, you would know how to escape and use a necessary amount of force to deter the initiator.
    That is one...
    • Stacey Cassidy (far right) and the team at Savvy Consignment are thrilled with the recent expansion of their store. “It’s a great milestone for a small business and very gratifying. I’m really happy,” Cassidy said.Photo by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      Stacey Cassidy (far right) and the team at Savvy Consignment are thrilled with the recent expansion of their store. “It’s a great milestone for a small business and very gratifying. I’m really happy,” Cassidy said.

    Savvy Consignment Expands To Better Serve Severna Park

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Coach, Michael Kors, Lilly Pulitzer, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Uggs – all these designer fashion brands typically carry a hefty price tag that, in this economy, can be difficult to rationalize. However, with the recent expansion of Savvy Consignment in the Severna Park Village Shopping Center,...
    • Tom Crawford, owner of O’Loughlin’s Restaurant and Pub, has provided a welcoming, down-to-earth dining experience for both new and loyal guests for nearly 30 years.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Tom Crawford, owner of O’Loughlin’s Restaurant and Pub, has provided a welcoming, down-to-earth dining experience for both new and loyal guests for nearly 30 years.

    O’Loughlin’s Preserve The Friendly, Neighborhood Restaurant Experience

    By Dylan Roche
    For those who enjoy going out to dinner - and who doesn’t - it seems as if there’s a new restaurant opening every time you take a trip into Annapolis. But for those who enjoy a welcoming, relaxed visit to a neighborhood restaurant, where the food is well prepared and the wait staff is...
    • Severna Park Chick-fil-A owner Chris Schenck said his staff strives to provide excellent customer service, a family-friendly atmosphere and support to the local community. One year after opening, the restaurant continues to offer great good and a comfortable dining experience.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Severna Park Chick-fil-A owner Chris Schenck said his staff strives to provide excellent customer service, a family-friendly atmosphere and support to the local community. One year after opening, the restaurant continues to offer great good and a comfortable dining experience.

    Chick-fil-A Has Successful First Year Of Business In Severna Park

    By Darrell Mak
    Chick-fil-A of Severna Park celebrated its first anniversary on October 10, and owner Chris Schenck will continue to work hard, striving to provide excellent service, a family-friendly atmosphere and support to the local community. “At Chick-fil-A at Severna Park, we believe in providing our...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    We’re moving into the holidays! November and December are such special months, loaded with opportunities for family and friends to get together to savor the season. It’s a great time for our retail businesses, bakeries and restaurants, too. When you’re looking for that perfect holiday gift, remember to shop local and patronize our local, independently owned businesses. We have some wonderful options in the greater Severna Park and Arnold area.

    The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber has some great events coming up, starting on November 6 with our Holiday Trade Fair at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company station. Sponsored by BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, the...
  • Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles Welcomes Melody K. Eaton

    By Provided
    Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles, Chartered, has announced that Melody K. Eaton joined the firm and that she will contribute to various areas of law, adding to the firm’s longtime general practice roots.

    Eaton’s arrival adds to Corbin, Schaffer & Aviles’s capacity because she will bring a wide range of understanding to both immigration law and domestic law practice. Eaton has experience working on both sides of the immigration system, and she has handled a diverse range of issues on family law matters. Eaton worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial attorney through the attorney general’s Honor Program. At the Department of Justice, Eaton worked in the...
  • Homestead Gardens To Host Lights Of Kindness Tree Decorating Contest

    By Provided
    Homestead Gardens and the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County invite creative-minded community businesses to inspire holiday spirit and benefit well-deserving local charities by participating in the Lights of Kindness Christmas tree decorating contest. This event, presented by the Rotary and held at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, will begin with decorating December 2-3 and continue with voting December 4-7, drawing more than 10,000 people through the Homestead Holiday Forest during the Christmas rush and potentially raising thousands of dollars for charity.

    Business employees or volunteers can sign up to decorate their tree at any time between 11:00am and 5:00pm on December 2 and...
    • In what Café Mezzanotte owner Kosmas “Tommie” Koukoulis refers to as “The Revolution,” he made the decision in January 2013 to transition Café Mezzanotte into using all local, sustainable and organic foods. Doing what is known as the “farm-to-table” concept, the restaurant purchases all of its food from local vendors.Photo by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      In what Café Mezzanotte owner Kosmas “Tommie” Koukoulis refers to as “The Revolution,” he made the decision in January 2013 to transition Café Mezzanotte into using all local, sustainable and organic foods. Doing what is known as the “farm-to-table” concept, the restaurant purchases all of its food from local vendors.

    At Café Mezzanotte, Fresh And Local Food Is The Focus

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Six years ago, when Kosmas “Tommie” Koukoulis and his cousin took over as owners of Café Mezzanotte, they were hesitant to change anything about the restaurant. After all, the community had come to cherish the succulent Italian menu items and elegant dining atmosphere the Severna...
    • Severna Park Prudential PenFed Realty branch manager Sigrid Kingsbury and her team of agents offer unparalleled value, benefits and resources to clients.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Severna Park Prudential PenFed Realty branch manager Sigrid Kingsbury and her team of agents offer unparalleled value, benefits and resources to clients.

    Prudential PenFed Realty Provides Clients With A Gateway To A Better Life

    By Zach Sparks
    Finding the right partner for any task is a vital component of success, and with real estate, that sentiment is especially true. A homebuyer needs an agent he or she can trust, one who is reliable and professional, and that’s exactly the type of service offered by Prudential PenFed Realty....
    • A tranquil retreat from the rest of the world, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa of Severna Park offers its members a place to rejuvenate from everyday stress.Photo Provided
      A tranquil retreat from the rest of the world, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa of Severna Park offers its members a place to rejuvenate from everyday stress.

    Comfort Awaits At Hand And Stone Massage And Facial Spa

    By Dylan Roche
    Although Park Plaza shopping center might be a bustling scene on any given day of the week, the atmosphere within the doors of Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa is a quiet retreat away from the outside world. The sound of gentle music, the glow of soft lighting and the sight of a rippling water...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    We’re excited about our Total Wellness EXPO coming up on Thursday, October 2, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Homestead Gardens in Severna Park. The event is free and open to the public. The expo will provide the community with valuable information related to physical, personal and environmental...
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    • On September 18, Robert Andrew The Salon & Spa welcomed the community to its three new luxurious facilities in Waugh Chapel – the RA Wellness Center, the RA MenZone and VIBE Salon. Owners Bob Zupko and Melissa Eppinger cut the ribbon and conducted a champagne toast on behalf of their newly renovated 33,500-square-foot salon and spa.Photos by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      On September 18, Robert Andrew The Salon & Spa welcomed the community to its three new luxurious facilities in Waugh Chapel – the RA Wellness Center, the RA MenZone and VIBE Salon. Owners Bob Zupko and Melissa Eppinger cut the ribbon and conducted a champagne toast on behalf of their newly renovated 33,500-square-foot salon and spa.
    • On September 18, Robert Andrew The Salon & Spa welcomed the community to its three new luxurious facilities in Waugh Chapel – the RA Wellness Center, the RA MenZone and VIBE Salon. Owners Bob Zupko and Melissa Eppinger cut the ribbon and conducted a champagne toast on behalf of their newly renovated 33,500-square-foot salon and spa.Photos by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      On September 18, Robert Andrew The Salon & Spa welcomed the community to its three new luxurious facilities in Waugh Chapel – the RA Wellness Center, the RA MenZone and VIBE Salon. Owners Bob Zupko and Melissa Eppinger cut the ribbon and conducted a champagne toast on behalf of their newly renovated 33,500-square-foot salon and spa.
    • On September 18, Robert Andrew The Salon & Spa welcomed the community to its three new luxurious facilities in Waugh Chapel – the RA Wellness Center, the RA MenZone and VIBE Salon. Owners Bob Zupko and Melissa Eppinger cut the ribbon and conducted a champagne toast on behalf of their newly renovated 33,500-square-foot salon and spa.Photos by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      On September 18, Robert Andrew The Salon & Spa welcomed the community to its three new luxurious facilities in Waugh Chapel – the RA Wellness Center, the RA MenZone and VIBE Salon. Owners Bob Zupko and Melissa Eppinger cut the ribbon and conducted a champagne toast on behalf of their newly renovated 33,500-square-foot salon and spa.
    • On September 18, Robert Andrew The Salon & Spa welcomed the community to its three new luxurious facilities in Waugh Chapel – the RA Wellness Center, the RA MenZone and VIBE Salon. Owners Bob Zupko and Melissa Eppinger cut the ribbon and conducted a champagne toast on behalf of their newly renovated 33,500-square-foot salon and spa.Photos by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      On September 18, Robert Andrew The Salon & Spa welcomed the community to its three new luxurious facilities in Waugh Chapel – the RA Wellness Center, the RA MenZone and VIBE Salon. Owners Bob Zupko and Melissa Eppinger cut the ribbon and conducted a champagne toast on behalf of their newly renovated 33,500-square-foot salon and spa.

    Waugh Chapel’s Robert Andrew Salon And Spa Expands

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    With Completed Addition, Facility Covers 33,500 Square Feet
    For the last 41 years, Robert Zupko, owner of Crofton’s Robert Andrew The Salon and Spa, has continually sought new ways to take his business to the next level. Since taking residence at the Waugh Chapel location 12 years ago, the...
  • Savvy Consignment And Family Floors Trade Store Locations

    By admin
    Did you know Savvy Consignment and Family Floors recently traded storefront locations? That’s right – Savvy Consignment, in order to expand so they could have their apparel and home furnishings all in one store, moved into the Family Floors space. Both businesses are located in the...
    • Fence & Deck Connection is eager to introduce customers to the company’s new location in Annapolis, which features a full showroom and indoor waterfront display. A grand opening celebration is planned for October 4 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
      Fence & Deck Connection is eager to introduce customers to the company’s new location in Annapolis, which features a full showroom and indoor waterfront display. A grand opening celebration is planned for October 4 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

    Fence & Deck Connection Announces New Location

    By admin
    Second Location Boasts Dramatic Indoor Showroom And Design Center
    Fence & Deck Connection is excited to announce the grand opening of its newest sales and showroom center at 1544 Whitehall Road in Annapolis, which will take place on October 4 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
    “The opening block...
  • Little Treasury Hosts Successful Event Featuring Zannetti Handmade Watches

    By admin
    Owner And Designer Riccardo Zannetti Visits Little Treasury
    Visiting the United States for the first time, Riccardo Zannetti, owner and chief designer of Zannetti Handmade Watches, charmed guests at Little Treasury Jewelers’ special welcoming event on September 4. Zannetti and his assistant...
    • 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...
  • 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...

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