July 22, 2017
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  • Events Around The Park

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Looking for something to do this weekend? From summer concerts to crab feasts and yard sales, we’ve got you covered.
     
    Friday, July 21
    Music of Alex Davis
    4:00pm-7:00pm
    The Office Bar & Grill
    2801 Mountain Road, Pasadena
     
    Severna Park native Alex Davis is coming from...
    • On July 6, three South Sudanese “Lost Boys” Amal Athieu, Mario Bol and Benjamin Machar helped Orphan Grain Train volunteers load a shipping container to send to South Sudan.Photo by Gracie Fairfax
      On July 6, three South Sudanese “Lost Boys” Amal Athieu, Mario Bol and Benjamin Machar helped Orphan Grain Train volunteers load a shipping container to send to South Sudan.
    • On July 6, three South Sudanese “Lost Boys” Amal Athieu, Mario Bol and Benjamin Machar helped Orphan Grain Train volunteers load a shipping container to send to South Sudan.Photo by Gracie Fairfax
      On July 6, three South Sudanese “Lost Boys” Amal Athieu, Mario Bol and Benjamin Machar helped Orphan Grain Train volunteers load a shipping container to send to South Sudan.
    • On July 6, three South Sudanese “Lost Boys” Amal Athieu, Mario Bol and Benjamin Machar helped Orphan Grain Train volunteers load a shipping container to send to South Sudan.Photo by Gracie Fairfax
      On July 6, three South Sudanese “Lost Boys” Amal Athieu, Mario Bol and Benjamin Machar helped Orphan Grain Train volunteers load a shipping container to send to South Sudan.

    “A Good Drop”Exclusive

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Orphan Grain Train Sends Supplies To South Sudan
    In a country where grocery shopping is seen as a chore, it may be hard to imagine a place where hunger and a lack of access to clean water is the norm.
    On the morning of July 6, volunteers gathered at the Christian volunteer network Orphan Grain...




    Fourth Of July Parade Draws Spectators From Far And Wide

    By Zach Sparks
    Children waved American flags in the air as if signaling the start to a drag race while parents proudly looked on, clad in star-spangled garb, proving that the Severna Park Fourth of July Parade crowd was just as active as those marching along the route.
    Among the steadfast onlookers were lifelong...
    • This year’s decorated bike contest winners came out covered in red, white and blue.Gracie Fairfax
      This year’s decorated bike contest winners came out covered in red, white and blue.

    Kids Impress With The Bike Decorating Contest

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Streamers, flags and top hats were just a few of the elements involved in this year’s decorated bike contest put on by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Contestants came out to Holly Avenue before the parade started to compete for prizes in the categories of Most...
    • Olde Severna Park's Navy ship won the community the distinction of Best Overall from the parade's panel of judges.
      Olde Severna Park's Navy ship won the community the distinction of Best Overall from the parade's panel of judges.

    Fabulous ‘50s Parade Pays Tribute To Severna Park’s Heritage

    By Dylan Roche
    When Earl Schaffer, longtime volunteer emcee of the Severna Park Fourth of July Parade, approached a group of youngsters waiting along the edge of Riggs Avenue as they waited for the celebratory procession to arrive, he asked them, “What do you hope to see in the parade this year?”
    One...
    • The Severna Park Fourth of July Parade is made possible by contributions from generous local businesses.
      The Severna Park Fourth of July Parade is made possible by contributions from generous local businesses.
    • Although they were never seen in the parade, a diligent group of volunteers worked behind the scenes at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field and Our Shepherd Lutheran to ensure each float and walking unit entered the parade route at the right time.
      Although they were never seen in the parade, a diligent group of volunteers worked behind the scenes at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field and Our Shepherd Lutheran to ensure each float and walking unit entered the parade route at the right time.

    Severna Park’s Fourth Of July Parade Brings Community Together As One

    By Diane Lewis
    Severna Park’s annual Fourth of July Parade is a tremendous project that brings community leaders, businesses, and volunteers together for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. People from all over town make the parade’s myriad parts run seamlessly.
    Chick-fil-A and Severn Bank...
    • Former Severna Park resident Libby Hinson (left) joined the Fort Severn chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution after learning that her ancestor, Matthew Tilghman, was “Father of the Revolution in Maryland.”
      Former Severna Park resident Libby Hinson (left) joined the Fort Severn chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution after learning that her ancestor, Matthew Tilghman, was “Father of the Revolution in Maryland.”
    • Matthew Tilghman
      Matthew Tilghman

    Maryland Residents Celebrate Ties To Patriotic Ancestors

    By Zach Sparks
    Severna Park resident Andrea Frazier is proud of her sixth-great-grandfather, Matthew Tilghman, and for good reason. “He served in the Continental Congress and helped bring Maryland from colonyhood into statehood,” Frazier said.
    Born in 1718 in Queen Anne’s County, Tilghman...

    SWAT Team Aids Local CharityExclusive

    Provided
    On June 20, three volunteers for the Maryland branch of the national Christian charity Orphan Grain Train drove a truck to an Anne Arundel County Public Schools district warehouse in Glen Burnie. Those volunteers went there to pick up 110 old school desks that the district donated to school-...
    • Betty Winkelmeyer Wells will be honored as grand marshal of Severna Park’s Fourth of July Parade. Wells’ father, Walter Winkelmeyer, was one of the founding members of the chamber and a prolific leader in the establishment of the Severna Park community.Dylan Roche
      Betty Winkelmeyer Wells will be honored as grand marshal of Severna Park’s Fourth of July Parade. Wells’ father, Walter Winkelmeyer, was one of the founding members of the chamber and a prolific leader in the establishment of the Severna Park community.
    • Winkelmeyer Plaza was once Winkelmeyer’s Supply, which sold hardware, livestock feed and coal.
      Winkelmeyer Plaza was once Winkelmeyer’s Supply, which sold hardware, livestock feed and coal.
    • Winkelmeyer Plaza was once Winkelmeyer’s Supply, which sold hardware, livestock feed and coal.
      Winkelmeyer Plaza was once Winkelmeyer’s Supply, which sold hardware, livestock feed and coal.

    Fourth Of July Parade Honors Betty Wells As Grand Marshal

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s a landmark year for Severna Park’s Fourth of July Parade, and not because the parade itself is turning another decade older (it doesn’t celebrate its 50th until 2024). No, this year is the time for the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce (GSPACC), which...
  • Final FY2018 Budget Keeps Schuh’s Blueprint Largely Intact

    By Zach Sparks
    This year’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget negotiations saw little fanfare — no verbal punches issued via the press, no councilmen calling for a bigger piece of the financial pie — but it resulted in two notable tax cuts, $15.6 million for teacher salary increases, funding for...
    • WISE guest speakers Marguerite R. Morris, Charlotte Byrd, Skye Bailey and DaJuan Gay used the June 21 meeting to discuss countywide discrimination and ways to address the problem.
      WISE guest speakers Marguerite R. Morris, Charlotte Byrd, Skye Bailey and DaJuan Gay used the June 21 meeting to discuss countywide discrimination and ways to address the problem.
    • WISE guest speakers Marguerite R. Morris, Charlotte Byrd, Skye Bailey and DaJuan Gay used the June 21 meeting to discuss countywide discrimination and ways to address the problem.
      WISE guest speakers Marguerite R. Morris, Charlotte Byrd, Skye Bailey and DaJuan Gay used the June 21 meeting to discuss countywide discrimination and ways to address the problem.
    • WISE guest speakers Marguerite R. Morris, Charlotte Byrd, Skye Bailey and DaJuan Gay used the June 21 meeting to discuss countywide discrimination and ways to address the problem.
      WISE guest speakers Marguerite R. Morris, Charlotte Byrd, Skye Bailey and DaJuan Gay used the June 21 meeting to discuss countywide discrimination and ways to address the problem.
    • WISE guest speakers Marguerite R. Morris, Charlotte Byrd, Skye Bailey and DaJuan Gay used the June 21 meeting to discuss countywide discrimination and ways to address the problem.
      WISE guest speakers Marguerite R. Morris, Charlotte Byrd, Skye Bailey and DaJuan Gay used the June 21 meeting to discuss countywide discrimination and ways to address the problem.

    Resolution 22-17 Starts A Dialogue On Equity And Diversity

    By Zach Sparks
    Before the June 5 county council meeting turned into a shouting match, before Council Chairman John Grasso and meeting attendees engaged in a heated discourse over First Amendment rights and county council rules, Councilman Pete Smith detailed two deeply personal childhood stories — one about...
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  • As Water Temps Go Up, Severn River Water Quality Goes Down

    By Judy Tacyn
    With his trademark passion and enthusiasm for local waterways, Andrew Muller, professor of oceanography at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, and his wife, Captain Diana Muller, delivered a State of the Severn address to nearly 100 concerned residents and members of the Severn River Association (...
    • During the Sabrina Park Phase 3 appeals hearing on June 20, Magothy River Association president Paul Spadaro used buckets, popcorn and a basketball to demonstrate, in layman’s terms, how stormwater devices are inadequate replacements for natural buffers.Zach Sparks
      During the Sabrina Park Phase 3 appeals hearing on June 20, Magothy River Association president Paul Spadaro used buckets, popcorn and a basketball to demonstrate, in layman’s terms, how stormwater devices are inadequate replacements for natural buffers.

    Environmental Concerns Headline Sabrina Park Appeals Hearing

    By Zach Sparks
    “You can’t engineer something better than God can.”
    That was one of Paul Spadaro’s prevailing arguments during the Sabrina Park Phase 3 hearing on June 20, as the seven-member Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals listened to public testimony for the first time in nearly a...
    • Larry Sells (left), vice president of sales and business development with the Severna Park Voice, presented Volunteer of the Month awards to Scott Gardiner, Stacey Cassidy, Mike Hall and Eddie Conway.Gracie Fairfax
      Larry Sells (left), vice president of sales and business development with the Severna Park Voice, presented Volunteer of the Month awards to Scott Gardiner, Stacey Cassidy, Mike Hall and Eddie Conway.

    Parade Judges Look Forward To Annual Tradition

    By Gracie Fairfax
    For several years, Stacey Cassidy, Mike Hall and Scott Gardiner have judged floats during the Severna Park Fourth of July Parade, an annual tradition that draws a crowd of thousands.
    “It’s really nice when you have a small-knit community put on such a good little Fourth of July parade...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    When working on this issue of the Voice, I had the honor of meeting up with and talking to Betty Winkelmeyer Wells for a story about her role as grand marshal of the Fourth of July Parade. I had talked with Betty before about her dad’s part in establishing the chamber of commerce back in 1957...
    • Families visiting Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on the evening of August 1 will find free food, children’s games and prizes, police and fire displays, and entertainment as part of National Night Out.
      Families visiting Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on the evening of August 1 will find free food, children’s games and prizes, police and fire displays, and entertainment as part of National Night Out.
    • Families visiting Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on the evening of August 1 will find free food, children’s games and prizes, police and fire displays, and entertainment as part of National Night Out.
      Families visiting Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on the evening of August 1 will find free food, children’s games and prizes, police and fire displays, and entertainment as part of National Night Out.
    • Families visiting Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on the evening of August 1 will find free food, children’s games and prizes, police and fire displays, and entertainment as part of National Night Out.
      Families visiting Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on the evening of August 1 will find free food, children’s games and prizes, police and fire displays, and entertainment as part of National Night Out.
    • Families visiting Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on the evening of August 1 will find free food, children’s games and prizes, police and fire displays, and entertainment as part of National Night Out.
      Families visiting Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on the evening of August 1 will find free food, children’s games and prizes, police and fire displays, and entertainment as part of National Night Out.

    National Night Out Offers A Fun Evening While Strengthening The Community

    By Sharon Mager
    Anne Arundel County’s third annual National Night Out for the Eastern District is set for 5:30pm to 8:00pm on August 1 at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, and organizers expect it to be a blast. The widely attended outing is part of a nationwide campaign to bring neighbors together and enhance the...
    • Danielle Kila is proud to have graduated in late May from Anne Arundel Community College with top honors.Aaron Rosa
      Danielle Kila is proud to have graduated in late May from Anne Arundel Community College with top honors.

    Local Teen Garners Graduation Honor

    By Aaron Rosa
    As this year’s Presidential Scholar, Danielle Kila led a blue-clad column of her peers at the Anne Arundel Community College commencement in May, as she was draped in the blue and gold cords of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
    At 5 feet 0.5 inches tall (the half-inch matters if you ask her...

    Morgan Thomas Sworn In To Maryland Bar

    By Anonymous
    Severna Park resident Morgan Christina Thomas recently passed the Maryland State Bar and was sworn in on June 20 at the Robert C. Murphy Court of Appeals Building in Annapolis. Thomas is a 2009 graduate of Severna Park High School, a 2013 graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a...
  • Jack Pumphrey And Millersville Plumbing Have Deep History In Maryland

    By Judy Tacyn
    Walter Pumphrey settled in New Jersey in 1678 and moved to Baltimore in 1708. A trade carpenter, he purchased property throughout Anne Arundel County to use as a wood source. More than 300 years later, Pumphrey decedents are still rooted in Maryland soil.
    Urban legend says that John Wilkes Booth...
  • Everyone Loves A Parade!

    By Ellen Kinsella
    Hear ye, hear ye! We are marching in the Severna Park Fourth of July Parade. We might look a little silly decked out in red, white and blue attire, pushing Safeway grocery carts down Benfield Road, but our hearts are in the right place. So as you pack your sunscreen and water bottles for the...
    • HEADSHOT, James Norris
      HEADSHOT, James Norris

    A Severna Park Veteran Is Remembered

    By Sharon Mager
    West Severna Park resident Anne Butterworth and her family swell with pride when “The Star-Spangled Banner” is sung and when Memorial Day and Veterans Day roll around. Butterworth remembers her dad, James Norris, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
    “He was drafted...

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