September 28, 2016
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    • Chartridge residents are worried that the Sabrina Park Phase 3 community will force rainwaters downstream into Chartridge and exacerbate an already overburdened drainage ditch and pond.Provided
      Chartridge residents are worried that the Sabrina Park Phase 3 community will force rainwaters downstream into Chartridge and exacerbate an already overburdened drainage ditch and pond.

    Outsiders Rally Behind Chartridge Appeals

    By Rob Odle
    Since early August, residents of the Chartridge community have been appealing the decisions of sketch plan and modification approval for Sabrina Park Phase 3, a 28-home community that, pending approval, will border Chartridge.
    Those residing in the neighborhood see the development as detrimental...
    • Matthew Vogt, an AACPS graduate, shared his experience battling addiction in an interview with Nancy Schrum, director of Constituent Services. The video is part of the “Not My Child” forum coming to Severna Park on September 29.Courtesy of Dave Abrams
      Matthew Vogt, an AACPS graduate, shared his experience battling addiction in an interview with Nancy Schrum, director of Constituent Services. The video is part of the “Not My Child” forum coming to Severna Park on September 29.

    “Not My Child” To Reach Wider Audience, Address Heroin Addiction With Local Families

    By Dylan Roche
    When County Executive Steve Schuh last year declared heroin a public health emergency, he said, “Heroin is Anne Arundel County’s No. 1 public safety, health and educational challenge; its tentacles reach into every aspect of human existence.”
    It’s therefore only appropriate...
    • Phoebe’s fight with HLH has brought attention to the need for more minority candidates who can donate bone marrow.Provided
      Phoebe’s fight with HLH has brought attention to the need for more minority candidates who can donate bone marrow.

    With Memorial 5K, Severna Park Residents Get A Running Start On Plans To Honor Phoebe Ward

    By Zach Sparks
    Often described as “a bundle of energy” by family and friends, Phoebe Jeong-Hui Ward was hard to bore. She loved basketball, taekwondo, kayaking, cheerleading with the Green Hornets, and penguins. But after being diagnosed with the life-threatening immunodeficiency hemophagocytic...
    • Matt Centrowitz wore his Olympic gold medal to the Orioles game on August 29 and received an ovation from the crowd at Camden Yards. In Rio on August 20 Centrowitz became the first American to win gold in the 1,500 meter run since 1908.Photo courtesy of Jillian Grap
      Matt Centrowitz wore his Olympic gold medal to the Orioles game on August 29 and received an ovation from the crowd at Camden Yards. In Rio on August 20 Centrowitz became the first American to win gold in the 1,500 meter run since 1908.

    Homegrown Gold: Centrowitz Becomes 1,500-Meter Olympic Champion

    By Colin Murphy
    The look on Matthew Centrowitz’s face said it all: He couldn’t believe what he had just done.
    The 26-year-old graduate of Broadneck High School had just run a blistering last lap of the 1,500-meter Olympic final to hold off a field of 12 runners and cross the line first. It was a dream...
    • The addition of 156 buildings will put the Creekstone Village community at 349 units. Construction of Phase II is nearly complete.Zach Sparks
      The addition of 156 buildings will put the Creekstone Village community at 349 units. Construction of Phase II is nearly complete.

    Creekstone Village Expansion Set For October Completion

    By Zach Sparks
    Over the last few months, excavators, cranes and backhoes have worked ceaselessly to build the second phase of Creekstone Village, a community of sprawling luxury apartments and townhomes located near the intersection of Jumpers Hole Road and Ritchie Highway – behind a shopping center that...
    • For her years-long work with Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Holly Baca received September’s Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Assistant Editor Zach Sparks.Rob Odle
      For her years-long work with Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Holly Baca received September’s Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Assistant Editor Zach Sparks.

    Holly Baca Gives Life To The Children’s Theatre Of Annapolis Stage

    By Rob Odle
    For Holly Baca, theater is a lifelong pursuit.
    A native of California, Baca and her family moved to Arnold 12 years ago and set their roots not only in the Capri Estates neighborhood but also in the local theater scene.
    Looking to get her children involved in performing, Baca brought her two sons...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    There seems to be a common sentiment about this time of year. As our editorial team went about working on the September edition, I kept hearing from many businesspeople, educators, health professionals, politicians and just ordinary residents that this is the time of year for getting back into a structured routine.

    Kids are back in school. Athletic seasons are underway. Businesses are gearing up for the holiday stretch in the coming months.

    I will admit that I always get a little depressed to know that summer is over, but I’m excited, too, by the prospect of switching out of vacation mode and back into busy mode. It’s especially great for our team here at the Voice because...
  • Ogtiki Fundraiser On September 10 Will Benefit Orphan Grain Train

    By Judy Tacyn
    Ho'olu komo la kaua — that’s Hawaiian for “please, join us!” Orphan Grain Train invites the Severna Park community to come celebrate at the GTiki Luau in the Park fundraiser on Saturday, September 10, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in the home of Wayne Gerst and family (622...
    • (L-R) Lisa Bender, Stephanie Fleming and Carolyn Rogers showed off three proposed designs for the new Carrollton Manor Clubhouse. Though these designs were simply used to share the vision for the building, a hybrid of the three was chosen as a final design.Rob Odle
      (L-R) Lisa Bender, Stephanie Fleming and Carolyn Rogers showed off three proposed designs for the new Carrollton Manor Clubhouse. Though these designs were simply used to share the vision for the building, a hybrid of the three was chosen as a final design.
    • (L-R) Carolyn Rogers and Lisa Bender showed off the finalized proposed design of the new Carrollton Manor clubhouse atop the plot of land that once housed, and will soon house again, the community staple.Rob Odle
      (L-R) Carolyn Rogers and Lisa Bender showed off the finalized proposed design of the new Carrollton Manor clubhouse atop the plot of land that once housed, and will soon house again, the community staple.

    Carrollton Manor Clubhouse To Be Revived

    By Rob Odle
    After years of waiting, a unique piece of history in a unique neighborhood is coming back from the dead.
    The original Carrollton Manor clubhouse was built between 1959 and 1960 by some of the founding families of Carrollton Manor. Its purpose was broad, but the clubhouse primarily served as a...
    • Matt Wyble and 2-year-old Luke Wyble participated in the official groundbreaking the Woods Church labyrinth. The father-son duo are the grandson and great-grandson of Jerry and Elizabeth Wyble, in whose memory the labyrinth is being builtProvided
      Matt Wyble and 2-year-old Luke Wyble participated in the official groundbreaking the Woods Church labyrinth. The father-son duo are the grandson and great-grandson of Jerry and Elizabeth Wyble, in whose memory the labyrinth is being built

    Woods Church Community Labyrinth And Rain Garden Open To The Public

    By Judy Tacyn
    When Elizabeth Wyble saw something that needed doing, she did it. When Jerry Wyble saw something that needed to be fixed, he fixed it. And when Elizabeth came up with plans for a new project, no matter how big or how small, Jerry was at her side, committed to completing the job at hand.
    Elizabeth...
  • Rockwell Announces Big Night Out To Support Ellie’s Bus

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    There’s still time to enjoy one more night out before summer is over, and what better excuse than to raise money for a good cause? RockWell Fitness is excited to hold its third Big Night Out Severna Park fundraiser, which this year will benefit Ellie’s Bus, a local nonprofit...
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  • Kiwanis Announces Open House on September 20

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    You might have heard about the Kiwanis club, but what does the club do? Why has this civic organization drawn members from around the globe for 100 years? Your local Severna Park chapter wants to fill you in. Come learn about the club's mission of changing the world — one child and one...
  • Hollyberry Garden Club Sponsors Day To Serve

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    Come out to the Severna Park Library and plant a little bit of love in town as the Hollyberry Garden Club sponsors Day To Serve on Saturday, October 1, from 9:00am to 2:00pm, rain or shine. Day To Serve is an annual initiative that encourages people of all backgrounds to engage in volunteer...
  • SPCC Update

    By Gwen Kenealy-Severna Park Community Center
    Well, it is that time of year again, and like all of you, the Severna Park Community Center is adjusting to darker mornings, back-to-school schedules and new fall routines. Fall always seems to be a time of reflection, evaluation and planning, a time for new beginnings and an opportunity for fresh...
    • The new bike repair stand at the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station will not only memorialize Rob Stearns but also benefit the cycling community.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      The new bike repair stand at the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station will not only memorialize Rob Stearns but also benefit the cycling community.

    New B&A Trail Bike Repair Stand Honors Former Severna Park Cyclist

    By John Mennell
    On the clear, warm morning of August 20, members of the cycling community gathered at the Earleigh Heights Ranger Station to remember one of their own, Rob Stearns, by dedicating a bicycle repair stand in his name on what would have been his 66th birthday.
    In attendance were members of the Stearns...
  • Timbers Community Gets New Sign

    By Voice Media
    Volunteers from the Timbers Civic Association recently installed a new community sign in front of their Arnold neighborhood. (L-R) Jack Belovitz, Rick Miller, Susan Gillig-Grube and Jesse Pollock III dedicated several weeks to constructing, staining and painting the sign, which will give residents...
  • County Seeks Nominations For Humanitarian Award

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    Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh is seeking nominations for the 2016 Dallas G. Pace Humanitarian Award, given each year in memory of the county’s first human relations commission chairman.
    “We are blessed to have so many citizens who work each day to improve human relations in...
  • American Legion 175 Holds Funeral Service For Richard Hankins

    By Voice Media
    On August 28, the American Legion Riders Post 175 and members of Combat Vets Association gathered in Severna Park to hold a memorial ceremony for Richard Hankins – a Vietnam veteran, businessman, fisherman, father and husband. Master Sergeant Edward Webb (retired) played “Taps,”...
  • 2016 Stride For SPAN Turkey Trot Will Return November 13

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    Join SPAN (Serving People Across Neighborhoods) at Kinder Farm Park on November 13 at the annual Turkey Trot to raise money for people in need of emergency assistance. The 5K run starts at 9:00am; the 1-mile walk starts at 9:30am. SPAN has served its neighbors since 1990 by helping them through...
    • Downed power lines and blocked roadways were common sights in Severna Park after Hurricane Irene swept through the area.File Photo
      Downed power lines and blocked roadways were common sights in Severna Park after Hurricane Irene swept through the area.

    Blast From The Past

    By Zach Sparks
    Have you ever read a great novel, only to be dismayed at the discovery of a cliffhanger? Have you ever glanced over a news article, only to wonder what happened to the child prodigy with Broadway aspirations or the old lady who lived in a shoe? (OK, maybe that last example wasn’t from a news...
  • SPHS Class Of 1996 Plans 20-Year Reunion

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    Calling all members of the Severna Park High School class of 1996! The group’s 20-year reunion will be celebrated with two events. On Friday, September 30, ‘90s trivia night will be held at Hella’s Restaurant and Lounge in Millersville from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Bring a cellphone to...

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