December 19, 2014
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    • Josh Hanson, president of The Sports Academy, strives to teach young people the game of basketball through individual drills and small-group work rather than through competitive game play.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Josh Hanson, president of The Sports Academy, strives to teach young people the game of basketball through individual drills and small-group work rather than through competitive game play.

    The Sports Academy Teaches Kids The Basics Of Basketball

    By Dylan Roche
    Josh Hanson felt that something was missing from conventional sports teams for youth - the focus too often was on competition, and players weren’t learning the fundamentals of the game. He wanted to take kids back to the basics and help them advance theirs skills so they could become a vital...
    • For nearly 35 years, Dr. Jeffrey Cranska has treated his dentistry patients in a way that is minimally invasive and beneficial for long-term health.Photo by Zach Sparks
      For nearly 35 years, Dr. Jeffrey Cranska has treated his dentistry patients in a way that is minimally invasive and beneficial for long-term health.
    • For nearly 35 years, Dr. Jeffrey Cranska has treated his dentistry patients in a way that is minimally invasive and beneficial for long-term health.Photo by Zach Sparks
      For nearly 35 years, Dr. Jeffrey Cranska has treated his dentistry patients in a way that is minimally invasive and beneficial for long-term health.

    Dr. Cranska Uses Innovative Methods To Comfort Patients

    By Zach Sparks
    Many people are scared of the dentist, and for good reason. The sound of whining drills and torturous scalpels does not offer much appeal. But at Dr. Jeffrey Cranska’s Family and Laser Dentistry, there is no reason to be afraid. For nearly 40 years, the practitioner has used high-tech methods...
    • Edible Arrangements, which has locations in Severna Park, Annapolis and Crofton, has been delivering beautiful bouquets of delicious, fresh fruit since 2005. “Every arrangement is made the same day it’s delivered. So you’re always getting fresh fruit,” said owner Rick Gilbreath.Photo by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      Edible Arrangements, which has locations in Severna Park, Annapolis and Crofton, has been delivering beautiful bouquets of delicious, fresh fruit since 2005. “Every arrangement is made the same day it’s delivered. So you’re always getting fresh fruit,” said owner Rick Gilbreath.

    Edible Arrangements Offers A Sweet Twist On Gift Delivery

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Birthdays, anniversaries, a promotion at work, a new baby, or maybe just because – these are all occasions that many people use to celebrate their loved ones by sending a gift. And for decades, a bouquet of flowers has been the primary option for folks around Severna Park seeking a gift to...
  • GSPACC Update

    By Linda Zahn
    The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year. It’s a great season for our business community, too. Many of our merchants count on holiday sales to provide a major part of their annual earnings. Please remember to support our local business community this year (and always). The...
  • Simple Sands Deli To Host School Fundraisers

    By admin
    Simple Sands Deli, located at 8249 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena, has announced its schedule of school fundraiser dates, when 10 percent of each order will go toward a designated school. The first Tuesday of each month will benefit Severna Park Elementary, the first Wednesday of each month will benefit Severna Park Middle, the second Monday of each Monday will benefit Shipley’s Choice Elementary, the third Wednesday of each month will benefit Marley Middle, the fourth Monday of each month will benefit Pasadena Elementary, and the fourth Tuesday of each month will benefit Folger McKinsey Elementary.

    Simple Sands Deli, which offers a wide selection of deli salads, meats, cheeses and...
  • BWMC Opens Digestive Health Center

    By admin
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new digestive health center. Cherif Boutros, medical director of BWMC, and Karen Olscamp, CEO and president, greeted guests to mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed...
  • Cherry Family Dental Now Welcoming Patients

    By admin
    Dr. Dennis M. Cherry of Cherry Family Dental was joined by his staff and area business leaders as he cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open his practice located at 900 Ritchie Highway, Suite 204, in Severna Park.
  • Park Deli Commemorates Grand Opening

    By admin
    Eddy Tinnivlioglou, the owner of Park Deli, was joined by a large gathering of family, friends and GSPACC business professionals as he cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of his new eatery. Park Deli is located at 569 Benfield Road in Severna Park.
  • Web Content & Marketing Coordinator Wanted

    By admin
    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/...
    • 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,...
  • Recently Archived

    • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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