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    Weekend Events July 13-15

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Severna Park! Whether you’re looking for theatre, fitness, live music or something else entirely, there’s plenty going on around town this weekend. Here are our highlights:

     

    Friday, July 13

     

    Avery Brewing Tasting at Magothy Wine and Spirits. 4:00-7:...

    Weekend Events July 6-8

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday! We hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July! It looks like the heat will break this weekend, which will make all outdoor activities more enjoyable. However, if you’re looking for something to do indoors, check out some of the local theaters for the summer productions....

    Fourth Of July Parade Highlights Community Service With Linda Zahn As Grand Marshal

    By Dylan Roche
    Ask anyone from Severna Park about their plans for the Fourth of July, and you might hear about a barbecue or fireworks.

    You hardly need to ask, however, where they’ll be that morning. They, along with the rest of town, will likely be lining the streets of Benfield Road, Evergreen Road or...

    • The carnival has been around for more than 70 of Earleigh Heights’ 100 years in service.
      The carnival has been around for more than 70 of Earleigh Heights’ 100 years in service.

    Earleigh Heights Carnival Returns For Summer Run

    By Maya Pottiger
    Come one, come all! The annual Earleigh Heights carnival is returning for its 10-day run this summer.

    The carnival has been around for more than 70 of Earleigh Heights’ 100 years in service.

    “It’s been a staple of the community for so long, and it’s grown over the...

    Dr. Brady Barr Asks, “What's In Your Backyard?”

    By Voice Media
    Are you curious about the wildlife at your beach and in your backyard?

    Dr. Brady Barr from EcoAdventures will educate and inform neighbors of all ages during an entertaining hour at Hatton Memorial Beach on July 21 at 11:00am.

    Dr. Barr is a reptile specialist who has traveled to more than 80...

  • Weekend Events June 29-July 1

    By Voice Staff
    It’s the weekend before the Fourth of July, which means there’s a bunch of family-friendly activities and events taking place! Look at all of the things you can do this weekend to kick off your celebration of Independence Day:

     

    Saturday, June 30

     

    Yoga (restorative) with TJ the fishfulyogi at Kelly’s Herb House. 9:00am.

    Restore and Release at Kelly’s Herb House. 9:00-10:00am.

    More info here.

     

    Summer 2018 Pasadena Toy Expo at Severna Park Community Center. 9:00am-3:00pm.

    More info here.

     

    Yoga (Vinyasa Flow) with TJ the fishfulyogi at Kelly’s Herb House. 10:30-11:30am.

    More info...

    Where To Watch The Fireworks This Fourth Of JulyExclusive

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Ah, the Fourth of July — a time to celebrate America with cookouts, boat excursions and, of course, incredible fireworks. This year, there are several nearby fireworks displays that will give attendees a bright and stimulating spectacle.

    Sherwood Forest Fireworks on the Severn River, July...

  • Star-Spangled Restaurant Week Offers Summer Dining Options

    By Dylan Roche
    You might say a new tradition is cooking in Severna Park and Arnold.

    Star-Spangled Restaurant Week, in which 18 local restaurants will offer limited-time discounts to showcase new menus or entice new patrons, is set to begin on Sunday, July 1, and continue through Saturday, July 7, giving...

    • The 48th annual summer games held by Special Olympics Maryland brought together athletes from all over the state to compete in five Olympic-style events.Photo Provided
      The 48th annual summer games held by Special Olympics Maryland brought together athletes from all over the state to compete in five Olympic-style events.
    • The opening ceremony for Special Olympics always includes lighting the Flame of Hope, which symbolizes shining a light on the talents and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.Photo Provided
      The opening ceremony for Special Olympics always includes lighting the Flame of Hope, which symbolizes shining a light on the talents and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.

    Local Athletes Compete In Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games

    By Judy Tacyn
    Seventeen-year-old Severna Park resident William Koger has been a Special Olympics athlete for four years in multiple sports, including cycling and track.

    “The best part of Special Olympics, for me, is winning,” said William, “but I think making new friends is even more fun....

  • Local Organizations Partner To Plant 50 Million Oysters In Severn River

    By Maya Pottiger
    By the end of July, the Severn River will contain an additional 50 million oysters.

    Through Operation Build A Reef, the Oyster Recovery Partnership and Severn River Association are collaborating to plant 10 million oysters in the Severn River. Prior to the collaboration, the Department of...

  • County Council Tweaks FY2019 Budget To Add Teachers

    By Zach Sparks
    When County Executive Steve Schuh presented his $1.59 billion Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal in May, he highlighted pay increases for police and teachers, major investments in roads and a property tax cut.

    As the seven-member county council put its stamp on the budget, which was finalized June...

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    By Zach Sparks
    Ann and Ethan Brennan knew they were serious about suicide prevention when they went on a 24-hour walk along the Great Allegheny Passage in 2014, spotting rattlesnakes, a copperhead and slugs as they trekked 42 miles in 24 hours, occasionally hallucinating along the way.

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  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    Sometimes I’ll get an email or a phone call from somebody to tell me about an event or a project or some other bit of news from around town. “Did you know about this?” the person will say.

    I’ll often answer, “I do now.” Because there are many times I like to...

    • Eastern District’s National Night Out returns for its fourth installment on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company.File Photo
      Eastern District’s National Night Out returns for its fourth installment on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company.
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      Eastern District’s National Night Out returns for its fourth installment on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company.

    National Night Out Builds Bridges Between Police, Residents

    By Zach Sparks
    From a distance, National Night Out resembles a carnival — children’s games dotting a parking lot, a dunking booth, hordes of people shuffling from table to table — but beyond the entertainment, the annual rain-or-shine event reinforces an important message: communities are safest...
    • LeeAnn Rowland, Carla Sharman, Kim Cosler and Jason Cosler are proud to say that they live in Ben Oaks.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      LeeAnn Rowland, Carla Sharman, Kim Cosler and Jason Cosler are proud to say that they live in Ben Oaks.
    • Ben Oaks is known for Scott’s Pond, which includes a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and plenty of green space for kids to play their favorite field sport.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Ben Oaks is known for Scott’s Pond, which includes a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and plenty of green space for kids to play their favorite field sport.
    • Ben Oaks is known for Scott’s Pond, which includes a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and plenty of green space for kids to play their favorite field sport.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Ben Oaks is known for Scott’s Pond, which includes a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and plenty of green space for kids to play their favorite field sport.
    • Ben Oaks is known for Scott’s Pond, which includes a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and plenty of green space for kids to play their favorite field sport.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Ben Oaks is known for Scott’s Pond, which includes a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and plenty of green space for kids to play their favorite field sport.
    • Ben Oaks is known for Scott’s Pond, which includes a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and plenty of green space for kids to play their favorite field sport.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Ben Oaks is known for Scott’s Pond, which includes a playground, basketball court, picnic tables and plenty of green space for kids to play their favorite field sport.

    On Scott’s Pond: Year-Round Summer Home Living

    By Judy Tacyn
    Ben Oaks on the Severn, like so many of our tight-knit Severna Park neighborhoods, loves to socialize. Neighbors hold community events for holidays, pier parties twice every summer, and a neighborhood swim team practices and competes at “the pond,” Scott’s Pond. The 1 million...
  • St. John Golf Tournament Was A Success

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    St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church held its annual golf tournament in the late spring, and organizers were thrilled to gross $70,000, exceeding their numbers from last year. Funds raised from the golf tournament support St. John programs for young people, both the school and the youth...
  • Arnold Resident Joins U.S. Eskrima Team Competing At Worlds In Hawaii

    By Judy Tacyn
    Jennifer Herzog has a vivid way of describing Eskrima, a Filipino martial arts sport and the national sport of the Philippines.

    “[Eskrima is] similar to dancing, like ballet, only deadly,” said Herzog. “We as Eskrimadors have to learn how to use a weapon and move around...

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    By Rob Calhan and Artie Hendricks
    After a storm, it’s important to perform any necessary roofing repairs quickly to help protect your home from further damage.

    But that doesn’t mean you should choose the first contractor who knocks on your door. Finding one who is trustworthy, honest and professional will make all...

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    Weekend Events June 22-24

    By Voice Media
    It's the first official weekend of the summer! And the forecast is clouded with rain, but what else is new? Check out these highlights of happenings around town this weekend:

    Friday, June 22

     

    SPAN Fundraiser at Chuck E. Cheese’s. 12:00-9:00pm.

    More info here....

    Weekend Events June 15-17

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday! Don't look now, but we're supposed to be clear of rain all weekend! Apply your sunscreen and get outside to enjoy the weather this Father's Day weekend. 

    Friday, June 15

     

    Woodford Reserve Tasting & Engraving at Magothy Wine and Spirits. 4:00-7:00pm...


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