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    Weekend Events September 21-23

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday! Here’s to a (hopefully!) rain-free weekend! Things are really picking up around town, and there’s a lot going on! Whether you’re looking for an outdoor concert or to give back to the community, there’s something for you. Here are our weekend highlights:...

    Weekend Events September 14-16

    By Voice Media
    We’ve reached the end of another work week, and it’s time for the weekend! A special highlight this weekend is the 66th Annual Anne Arundel County Fair, which kicked off on Wednesday. As you know, Hurricane Florence has made landfall over the Carolinas and is set to bring a lot of rain...

    Weekend Events September 7-9

    By Voice Media
    Congratulations! You made it through the first week of school! Now it’s time to have fun. There are plenty of ways to get outside this weekend, whether you’re being courted at RennFest or relaxing and listening to live music. With storms in the forecast, keep an eye out for any...
    • Although a sign directs students to cross Benfield Road at one of the nearby crosswalks, many students disregard the sign, much to the concern of residents who live nearby.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Although a sign directs students to cross Benfield Road at one of the nearby crosswalks, many students disregard the sign, much to the concern of residents who live nearby.
    • Although a sign directs students to cross Benfield Road at one of the nearby crosswalks, many students disregard the sign, much to the concern of residents who live nearby.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Although a sign directs students to cross Benfield Road at one of the nearby crosswalks, many students disregard the sign, much to the concern of residents who live nearby.

    Residents Express Concern Over Pedestrian Crossing And Traffic Flow Along New SPHS Campus

    By Dylan Roche
    Construction of the new Severna Park High School wrapped up at the end of 2016, and demolition of the old school and creation of the parking lots and athletic fields concluded in spring 2018. There remain, however, a few problems left to be solved before life goes back to normal along Benfield Road...
    • On August 25, hundreds of residents gathered at Hatton Beach to celebrate their community’s roots and to bid farewell to the 100th summer in Olde Severna Park.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      On August 25, hundreds of residents gathered at Hatton Beach to celebrate their community’s roots and to bid farewell to the 100th summer in Olde Severna Park.
    • On August 25, hundreds of residents gathered at Hatton Beach to celebrate their community’s roots and to bid farewell to the 100th summer in Olde Severna Park.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      On August 25, hundreds of residents gathered at Hatton Beach to celebrate their community’s roots and to bid farewell to the 100th summer in Olde Severna Park.
    • On August 25, hundreds of residents gathered at Hatton Beach to celebrate their community’s roots and to bid farewell to the 100th summer in Olde Severna Park.Photo Provided
      On August 25, hundreds of residents gathered at Hatton Beach to celebrate their community’s roots and to bid farewell to the 100th summer in Olde Severna Park.

    Olde Severna Park Celebrates 100 Storied Years

    By Judy Tacyn
    Once upon a time, in a land far from Baltimore, some businessmen from the city saw an opportunity to develop the pristine land at the Boone train station along the mostly untouched Severn River. That undeveloped land — registered with the state of Maryland in 1908 — is now known as Olde...
  • Football Season Means Fandom And Philanthropy For Dedicated Groups

    By Zach Sparks
    Ravens Roost 27 And Ravens Nest 10 Welcome The New Year

    Each time this season that quarterback Joe Flacco slings a touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree or Hayden Hurst, each time that linebacker C.J. Mosley stuffs a rusher on third down, members of several Ravens fan groups around Severna Park and...

    • Greg Arnold said the 2018 Severna Park Fourth of July Parade was a good test to see if he could adapt his musical “The Kennedy Years” to any venue.
      Greg Arnold said the 2018 Severna Park Fourth of July Parade was a good test to see if he could adapt his musical “The Kennedy Years” to any venue.
    • Greg Arnold said the 2018 Severna Park Fourth of July Parade was a good test to see if he could adapt his musical “The Kennedy Years” to any venue.
      Greg Arnold said the 2018 Severna Park Fourth of July Parade was a good test to see if he could adapt his musical “The Kennedy Years” to any venue.
    • Former Orioles prospect Greg Arnold was the inspiration for "Bull Durham" movie character Nuke LaLoosh.
      Former Orioles prospect Greg Arnold was the inspiration for "Bull Durham" movie character Nuke LaLoosh.

    Baseball And Burning Love: The Greg Arnold Story

    By Zach Sparks
    Baltimore Orioles farmhand by age 18, Elvis and Tom Jones cover singer by the age 20, inspiration for a “Bull Durham” movie character by age 39 and currently the CEO of Chesapeake Productions at age 69.

    Not even the fictitious Charles Foster Kane juggled as many projects as Greg...

    • A networking event on September 16 at Lake Waterford Park will allow volunteers to share ideas about growing their nonprofits. Leading the effort are (l-r) Sandy Spadaro, president of ASPIRE; Krista Latchaw, a member of the Severna Park Kiwanis Club and ASPIRE; and Debby Hannum, secretary and incoming president of Kiwanis.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      A networking event on September 16 at Lake Waterford Park will allow volunteers to share ideas about growing their nonprofits. Leading the effort are (l-r) Sandy Spadaro, president of ASPIRE; Krista Latchaw, a member of the Severna Park Kiwanis Club and ASPIRE; and Debby Hannum, secretary and incoming president of Kiwanis.

    ASPIRE, Kiwanis To Host Nonprofits Networking Luncheon

    By Judy Tacyn
    The Association for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement, Inc. (ASPIRE) and the Kiwanis Club of Severna Park will co-host a networking event for nonprofit groups on Sunday, September 16, at Lake Waterford Park in Pasadena. The free event is open to all nonprofit organizations and their...
    • Stephanie Wright received her Volunteer of the Month awards from Voice creative director Will Nauman.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Stephanie Wright received her Volunteer of the Month awards from Voice creative director Will Nauman.

    Local Mom Is The Wright Kind Of Volunteer

    By Zach Sparks
    When Stephanie Wright thumbs or clicks through photos that depict her children’s fondest memories, chances are that she will appear in many of them.

    She was co-producer for her daughter Emmy’s production of “Honk Jr.” last spring and made costumes for her son Henry’...

  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    Let me start by wishing all students a happy start to the new school year! How are you feeling about it? I always remember the back-to-school season being incredibly bittersweet: I hated to see summer come to an end, but it was exciting to be back with friends every day, back in a routine, and back...
    • Kerry De Vivo gave campers one final chill as she concluded the first-ever Round Bay ghost tour down at the community beach.Photo Provided
      Kerry De Vivo gave campers one final chill as she concluded the first-ever Round Bay ghost tour down at the community beach.

    Round Bay Kids Learn About Spooky History At Summer Camp

    By Alyson Kay
    Nothing says summer camp quite like telling spooky stories at night.

    Round Bay runs a beach day camp every year for kids of all ages. For 2018, organizers Micah Silengo and Kerry De Vivo created a separate river camp offering activities for kids in fifth through eighth grade, including a bike/...

  • Recently Archived

  • Anne Arundel County Fair Returns For 66th Installment

    By Maya Pottiger
    For the 66th year, local residents will gather to celebrate the county’s culture during the annual Anne Arundel County Fair.

    The fair, which will be held September 12-16, has a variety of activities and entertainment to appeal to those of all ages.

    New attractions this year will be a...

  • Magothy Forest, The Neighborhood With Style Fit For A Queen

    By Judy Tacyn
    What does Old Man Creek have in common with Queen Victoria? Why, Magothy Forest, right here in Severna Park, of course! The heavily wooded and enchanting Magothy Forest is a small “Victorian” community of 74 homes located off Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard on the banks of Old Man Creek....
  • Chickens Give Severna Park Family Something To Cluck About

    By Sharon Mager
    Severna Park residents Glenn and Jennifer Magnusen have a large backyard surrounded by woods where their daughters — 14-year-old Mykenna, 12-year-old Skylar and 10-year-old Maisey — enjoy playing. The family has planted a variety of flowers, added some fun items for the girls, and is...
  • Almost A Billion Are Hungry Worldwide — Some Might Be Your Neighbors

    By Ellen Kinsella
    For many people, it’s unfathomable to learn there are individuals in Severna Park who are hungry because they cannot afford food. But at SPAN, we see them every day.

    Consider this: The typical amount of time it takes to find a new job after being laid off is four to six months. The typical...

  • Recent Trends In Alimony

    By David Diggs
    Many people have outdated notions about alimony or spousal support. As a result, they may make ill-advised and potentially damaging decisions regarding separation and divorce. With this short article, I hope to clear up some of these old myths.

    Alimony

    In the not-too-distant past, husbands...

    • Darrin and Stacey Benning started two new groups because they enjoy the fun, challenge, service, and lifetime friendships scouting provides.Photo Provided
      Darrin and Stacey Benning started two new groups because they enjoy the fun, challenge, service, and lifetime friendships scouting provides.

    Two Scouting Groups Are Forming At Severna Park Baptist Church

    By Sharon Mager
    Severna Park Baptist Church (SPBC) has chartered two new scouting programs — American Heritage Girls (AHG) and a Trail Life USA for boys — and excitement is building.

    Darrin and Stacey Benning, members of SPBC, are leaders of the groups. Both have been involved in scouting for years...

    • The Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary is known for signature events like Family Fun Day and the Crab Soup Cook-Off, but it’s also had a hand in many other projects in recent years.Photo Provided
      The Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary is known for signature events like Family Fun Day and the Crab Soup Cook-Off, but it’s also had a hand in many other projects in recent years.

    Family Fun Day Is One More Reminder Of The Impact Rotary Has Made In Its 70 Years

    By Zach Sparks
    Service Above Self — It’s a motto that the Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary has exemplified for the last 70 years, whether members were donating dictionaries to schoolchildren or giving out scholarships. As they celebrate that 70-year milestone, they are also gearing up for Family Fun Day...
  • Literacy Council To Hold Fundraiser Walk-A-Thon On October 13

    Provided
    The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (AACLC) will hold the third annual Literacy Lights the Way 5K walk-a-thon on Saturday, October 13, from 8:30am to 11:00am. The walk will take place on the B&A Trail between Marley Station Mall and Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie.

    Previous AACLC walk-...

  • Café Mezzanotte Holds Community Partnership Night October 16

    Provided
    When patrons dine at Café Mezzanotte on October 16 from 4:00pm to close, the Services from the Heart Backpack Buddies program will receive 15 percent of all sales. Services from the Heart aims to serve 91 children among three schools to reduce the impact of food insecurity by providing food...
  • Belvedere Yacht Club Earns Maryland Clean Marina Partner Award

    Provided
    Belvedere Yacht Club in Arnold recently passed inspection by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to earn the Maryland Clean Marina Partner Award.

    This brings the total number of clean marinas and partners to 150, or roughly a quarter of the marinas in the state. In Anne Arundel County,...


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