June 01, 2016
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  • SPCC UpdateExclusive

    By Newth Morris
    The Dance Center of Severna Park (DCSP) will hold four recitals at Severna Park High School in June. DCSP is very excited for this year’s recitals, which are celebrating the theme “high school remembered.” DCSP has many fond memories of recitals held at Severna Park High School...
    • A new 6,300-square-foot warehouse for Orphan Grain Train in Millersville will allow volunteers to ship medical equipment, school supplies, hospital linens and sewing machines to those in need.Provided
      A new 6,300-square-foot warehouse for Orphan Grain Train in Millersville will allow volunteers to ship medical equipment, school supplies, hospital linens and sewing machines to those in need.

    Orphan Grain Train Celebrates New Millersville WarehouseExclusive

    By Dave Topp
    It all started with a prayer.
    That's how Elfie Eberle, the chairwoman of the Maryland branch of Orphan Grain Train, recounts the development of a new 6,300-square-foot warehouse in Millersville.
    The faith-based nonprofit organization – started in Norfolk, Nebraska, in 1992 – ships...
  • Woods Church To Hold Blessing Of The Animals On June 5Exclusive

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    To the rest of the world, Fido and Fluffy might just be animals that you have to feed and let outside occasionally, but as far as you’re concerned, they’re members of your family. And just as they deserve your love and care, the pastors at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church believe they...
    • County Executive Steve Schuh congratulated Officer Jeff Kelly, Corporal Joseph Gatens and Corporal Chris Rajcsok on their respective awards.Serena Miller
      County Executive Steve Schuh congratulated Officer Jeff Kelly, Corporal Joseph Gatens and Corporal Chris Rajcsok on their respective awards.
    • County Executive Steve Schuh (left) and Police Chief Tim Altomare (right) congratulated Detective of the Year recipient Caprice Saunders.Serena Miller
      County Executive Steve Schuh (left) and Police Chief Tim Altomare (right) congratulated Detective of the Year recipient Caprice Saunders.
    • Leonard Maddox (middle) received the Citizen’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Community from County Executive Steve Schuh (left) and Police Chief Tim Altomare.Serena Miller
      Leonard Maddox (middle) received the Citizen’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Community from County Executive Steve Schuh (left) and Police Chief Tim Altomare.

    Anne Arundel Police Awards Banquet Honors Local HeroesExclusive

    By Serena Miller
    On May 18, the Anne Arundel County Police Foundation met at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie to honor outstanding officers countywide who have selflessly surpassed the call of duty. The foundation, supported by businesses and community leaders, was created to provide much-needed...
  • Carlapalooza Fundraiser Set For June 26Exclusive

    By Voice Media
    If there’s one bit of solace in Carla Albright’s second battle with breast cancer, it’s that she has a group of ardent supporters. Those family and friends will hold Carlapalooza – a fundraiser with live music, silent auctions, raffles and door prizes – at Twain’s Tavern in Pasadena on Sunday, June 26, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, to help pay medical expenses that have overwhelmed the Cape St. Claire resident while she undergoes chemotherapy.

    Free and open to children and adults alike, Carlapalooza will have music indoors and outdoors by the Kelly Bell Band, Dave Tieff of Laughing Colors, D’Vibe & Conga, the Dogfather Blues Band, Brady James, Keri...
  • Fire Department Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition AwardExclusive

    By Voice Media
    The Anne Arundel County Fire Department has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

    “We are pleased to be recognized for our dedication and achievements in emergency medical care for all cardiac patients,” said Fire Chief Allan Graves. “We are dedicated to making our service among the best in the country, and the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program is helping us accomplish that by implementing processes for improving systems of care with the goal of improving the quality of care for all acute...
  • Get Ready To Buy, Sell At AACC’s Yard Sale June 4Exclusive

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    Whether you have treasures to sell or are looking for a unique item to add to your household, plan to attend Anne Arundel Community College’s 12th annual community yard sale on Saturday, June 4, from 8:00am to noon in Parking Lot F on the Arnold campus.

    Tables are $25 if reserved on or before May 31 and $30 afterward. To reserve a table, call 410-777-2724 or 410-777-2614 or visit www.aacc.edu/events. You also can mail your information and check to Events Services, Student Union Room 140, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21401. Be sure to include your name, address, email address, phone number, the number of spaces you wish to reserve and the amount...
    • Steve Mitchell recently published “Taking a Stand in Our Dying Land: Why America Needs the Church to Rise and Shine,” urging people to defend their freedoms and faith.John Singleton
      Steve Mitchell recently published “Taking a Stand in Our Dying Land: Why America Needs the Church to Rise and Shine,” urging people to defend their freedoms and faith.

    Local Pastor Pens Book Defending Religious FreedomExclusive

    By John Singleton
    Rev. Steve Mitchell is not pulling any punches. He’s watched too many clergy members cut and run when faced with controversial topics. He’s seen too many churches avoid taking biblical stands when faced with powerful political opposition.
    "America is at a crossroads, and I believe...
    • Peter Krause gets set to hit a line drive to members of the Severna Park varsity baseball team during the Green Hornets’ Pitch, Hit & Run competition. SPHS players acted as “big brothers” to Green Hornets players throughout the day, encouraging and supporting them as they competed. Rob Odle
      Peter Krause gets set to hit a line drive to members of the Severna Park varsity baseball team during the Green Hornets’ Pitch, Hit & Run competition. SPHS players acted as “big brothers” to Green Hornets players throughout the day, encouraging and supporting them as they competed.
    • Teammates practice catching during the Green Hornets’ Pitch Hit & Run competition. Through the day, varsity and junior varsity players from SPHS baseball teamed up with Green Hornets players to practice pitching, catching, batting and fielding.Rob Odle
      Teammates practice catching during the Green Hornets’ Pitch Hit & Run competition. Through the day, varsity and junior varsity players from SPHS baseball teamed up with Green Hornets players to practice pitching, catching, batting and fielding.
    • Members of the Severna Park High baseball team, like Tyler Winship (far right) ensured that no Green Hornets player was left alone during the Pitch, Hit & Run competition.Rob Odle
      Members of the Severna Park High baseball team, like Tyler Winship (far right) ensured that no Green Hornets player was left alone during the Pitch, Hit & Run competition.

    Despite Postponement, Green Hornets Still Enjoy A Thrilling Start To Baseball Season

    By Rob Odle
    After a strong storm in early April forced the Green Hornets baseball and softball programs to call off Opening Day, hundreds came together to participate in the next best thing: Pitch, Hit & Run (PH&R), held on the morning of Saturday, April 30.
    The PH&R competition brought hundreds...
    • County Executive Steve Schuh held a community meeting at Severna Park Middle School on April 27 to discuss the budget and gain feedback from local residents.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      County Executive Steve Schuh held a community meeting at Severna Park Middle School on April 27 to discuss the budget and gain feedback from local residents.
    • County Executive Steve Schuh held a community meeting at Severna Park Middle School on April 27 to discuss the budget and gain feedback from local residents.Stephanie Mennell Photography
      County Executive Steve Schuh held a community meeting at Severna Park Middle School on April 27 to discuss the budget and gain feedback from local residents.

    With Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, Schuh Reinforces His Five-Point Plan

    By Zach Sparks
    Almost as common as County Executive Steve Schuh’s slogan to make Anne Arundel County the “best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland” is his promise of a five-point plan to reduce taxes and fees, improve public education, bolster public safety, make county...
    • Larry and Sherry Leikin are striving to spread mental illness awareness by traveling around in Ellie’s Bus, which resembles the Mystery Machine.Provided
      Larry and Sherry Leikin are striving to spread mental illness awareness by traveling around in Ellie’s Bus, which resembles the Mystery Machine.

    Ellie’s Bus Drives The Mystery Out Of Mental Health

    By Judy Tacyn
    A vintage 1978 Volkswagen bus rolled into the parking lot of Severna Park Middle School on April 21, and those who recognized it smiled softly and quietly thought, “There’s Ellie’s bus.” The bright orange “Mystery Machine” is hard to miss, a concept that its...
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      Need some inspiration for your community scavenger hunt photos? Here are a few of our favorite entries from past years.

    The Voice’s Shop Local Scavenger Hunt Is Back

    By Voice Media
    If it seems as if we just held our annual community scavenger hunt a few months ago — well, we did. But we decided that spring was a much better time than the fall for getting out and about and enjoying yourself around town, and with the upcoming Shop Local Family Fun Festival set for...
    • Jeff Moore (right) accepts his Volunteer of the Month certificate from Voice Editor Dylan Roche in recognition of his work with the Green Hornets.Rob Odle
      Jeff Moore (right) accepts his Volunteer of the Month certificate from Voice Editor Dylan Roche in recognition of his work with the Green Hornets.

    Jeff Moore Builds On Green Hornets Greatness

    By Rob Odle
    Jeff Moore was never a baseball man. In college, he played football and rowed. “Baseball was never friendly to me,” he said. But that all changed when his two sons, Nick and Dan, joined the Green Hornets baseball team years ago.
    Moore took an interest in their hobbies, coaching for the...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    To say that this is a busy time of year would be an understatement. On any given day of the week throughout the past month and the upcoming one, something is happening. It might be a fundraiser at an elementary school, a political meeting in Annapolis, a concert or performance, a cleanup effort...
  • It Is That Time Of Year For Stinky Chimneys

    By Chuck Roydhouse
    Chimney odors are annoying problems, and there can be one or more factors contributing to your chimney odor issue.
    In Maryland, we are very familiar with humidity during the summer months. The moisture from the humidity interacts with the soot, creating the pungent campfire smell. In addition, if...
    • Kim and David Mitchell started Walk the Walk Foundation to aid the county’s Holiday Sharing and back to school donation programs. They are now preparing for their first fundraiser walk on May 12 at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre.Provided
      Kim and David Mitchell started Walk the Walk Foundation to aid the county’s Holiday Sharing and back to school donation programs. They are now preparing for their first fundraiser walk on May 12 at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre.

    Walk The Walk Foundation Holds First Fundraiser To Help Needy Families

    By Monica Resa
    “The best way to heal from any kind of hardship is to make it purposeful, to have something good come from it,” shared Kim Mitchell, co-founder, along with her husband David, of the Millersville-based nonprofit Walk the Walk.
    For the past 11 years, Walk the Walk Foundation has...
    • After he saw a car crash into the sediment pond behind Lakeshore Plaza, Billy Greer ventured into the cold water to stay with the victim until help arrived.Provided
      After he saw a car crash into the sediment pond behind Lakeshore Plaza, Billy Greer ventured into the cold water to stay with the victim until help arrived.

    An Act Of Heroic Kindness: Billy Greer Ventures Into Sediment Pond To Help Victim Of Car Accident

    By Dylan Roche
    It was supposed to be an ordinary evening for Billy Greer and his wife, Nancy, on Friday, April 2, when they planned to meet some friends for dinner in Pasadena. They met up outside Mountain Yoga, where Greer was teaching a class later that evening, and while waiting for the others after he parked...
    • Victoria W. Bayless (left), president and chief executive officer of Anne Arundel Medical Center, and AAMC cardiovascular medical director Dr. Jerry Segal (right) congratulated gala chairs Lynne and Mark Powell.Provided
      Victoria W. Bayless (left), president and chief executive officer of Anne Arundel Medical Center, and AAMC cardiovascular medical director Dr. Jerry Segal (right) congratulated gala chairs Lynne and Mark Powell.

    AAMC Foundation’s Heart Of Gold Gala Raises More Than $1 Million

    By Voice Media
    Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation was grateful to the more than 950 generous sponsors and donors who supported the 50th anniversary Heart of Gold Gala, which was held on Saturday, April 9, at Hilton Baltimore. Chaired by foundation board member and Argo Systems CEO Mark Powell; his wife, Lynne...
    • The party shuttle at Mother’s Peninsula Grille is used by staff and patrons, whether they want to attend a sporting event or enjoy the surround sound music system, flat-screen TV and PS4 video game console.Dave Topp
      The party shuttle at Mother’s Peninsula Grille is used by staff and patrons, whether they want to attend a sporting event or enjoy the surround sound music system, flat-screen TV and PS4 video game console.

    Mother's Grille Offers Fun And Safety Through Bus Service

    By Dave Topp
    With its large LED sign that sits just off the road, Mother's Peninsula Grille can be easily identified while traveling on Ritchie Highway, but what is often missed is the Mother's bus that sits just beyond it.
    It's not a statue or rundown vehicle; instead it's a vessel of...
    • John Stefero played on six championship teams as a baseball player. He now brings that team concept to Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, where he serves as general manager and president.Zach Sparks
      John Stefero played on six championship teams as a baseball player. He now brings that team concept to Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, where he serves as general manager and president.
    • John Stefero played on six championship teams as a baseball player. He now brings that team concept to Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, where he serves as general manager and president.Zach Sparks
      John Stefero played on six championship teams as a baseball player. He now brings that team concept to Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, where he serves as general manager and president.

    Brown’s Toyota President John Stefero Recalls His Days As An Orioles Catcher

    By Zach Sparks
    The day was September 18, 1983, and the Baltimore Orioles were in the thick of a pennant race. Tied 9-9 with the Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore had just rebounded from a 7-2 deficit. Just weeks after being called up from the minors, rookie catcher John Stefero stepped to the plate and hit a liner to...
    • In honor of Mike Hackett, who died of ALS in 2014, his family and friends formed the Hackett Clan to raise awareness about the disease.Provided
      In honor of Mike Hackett, who died of ALS in 2014, his family and friends formed the Hackett Clan to raise awareness about the disease.
    • Before ALS took his life, John O’Brien participated in the Fiesta 5K for ALS Research to raise money for the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.Provided
      Before ALS took his life, John O’Brien participated in the Fiesta 5K for ALS Research to raise money for the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.

    For Families Of Former ALS Patients, The Struggle Endures In Search For A Cure

    By Zach Sparks
    After a summer of medical tests in 2012, John O’Brien was eager for a weekend at the beach with his family; instead, he repeatedly stumbled into the sand, a memory his wife, Suzanne, recalls with somber clarity.
    “You know how you get a twitch in your eye?” she said. “That...

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