September 01, 2014
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    Severna Park Scavenger Hunt Begins September 5th!

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
     
    Hey, Severna Park – Want To Win $500?
    Announcing The Severna Park Voice Community Scavenger Hunt
     
    Looking for an easy way to put $500 in your pocket this month? The Voice has you covered! All you have to do is participate in the inaugural Severna Park Voice Community...
  • County Seeks Assistance For Homeowners And Business Owners Following August 12 Floods

    By Provided
    Many parts of Anne Arundel County experienced flash flooding on Tuesday, August 12, due to near record-setting levels of rain. Because of those floods, some homes and businesses sustained damaged.
    Homeowners and business owners should contact their insurance companies to determine whether their...
    • This summer, Severn School’s Teel Academic Center is being renovated and made up-to-date in accordance with the other buildings on campus.Photo by Dylan Roche
      This summer, Severn School’s Teel Academic Center is being renovated and made up-to-date in accordance with the other buildings on campus.
    • Construction at SPHS began around July 1. With the senior parking lot gone, construction crews are working to add more parking spaces in front of the school.Photo by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      Construction at SPHS began around July 1. With the senior parking lot gone, construction crews are working to add more parking spaces in front of the school.
    • Many SPHS sports games will be played on two new AstroTurf fields at Kinder Farm Park while the new school is built.Photo by Hayley Gable Bowerman
      Many SPHS sports games will be played on two new AstroTurf fields at Kinder Farm Park while the new school is built.

    Construction At SPHS And Severn School Continues Without Distraction

    By Luke Jackson
    Severna Park High School and the Teel Academic Center at Severn School are both undergoing major changes this summer, with the former being replaced and the latter receiving significant renovations. But regardless of the stature of each project, both schools have plans in place to minimize...
  • Local Council Race Attracting Attention Far Beyond District 5

    By Peter Crispino
    Michael Anthony Peroutka stepped up to the wooden podium in a tiny conference room at the Hampton Inn in Glen Burnie on July 30 and pronounced to the wall of awaiting reporters that he was no bigot. “Not only am I not a racist, but I am an antiracist,” Peroutka said.
    Every detail about...
    • Robinson Road has no shoulder or bike lane, thus preventing SPHS students from reaching school after they get off the B&A Trail.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Robinson Road has no shoulder or bike lane, thus preventing SPHS students from reaching school after they get off the B&A Trail.
    • The intersection of Ritchie Highway and College Parkway in Arnold has been a subject of much criticism because its lack of safe crossing severs the B&A Trail from Anne Arundel Community College, which attracts thousands of commuters a day.Photo by Dylan Roche
      The intersection of Ritchie Highway and College Parkway in Arnold has been a subject of much criticism because its lack of safe crossing severs the B&A Trail from Anne Arundel Community College, which attracts thousands of commuters a day.

    Complete Streets Working Group Sets Its Sights On Improving County Roadways

    By Dylan Roche
    Sue Knisley lives on Old County Road only a short distance from the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail. From where she would get onto the trail, she is within bicycling distance of Severna Park Village and Park Plaza shopping centers. However, even on days when the sun is shining and the weather is...
    • Ravens Nest #10 participates in several events every year including food drives, a bull roast and the Severna Park Fourth of July Parade (pictured above). Members Kim McDowell, Laurie Collins and Ken Currie proudly carried the Ravens Nest #10 banner.Photo by Brian Lancione
      Ravens Nest #10 participates in several events every year including food drives, a bull roast and the Severna Park Fourth of July Parade (pictured above). Members Kim McDowell, Laurie Collins and Ken Currie proudly carried the Ravens Nest #10 banner.

    Local Ravens Fans Soar Into The Season With Enthusiasm

    By Zach Sparks
    Ravens Roosts #27, #33 And Ravens Nest #10 Prepare For Football And Charity

    When droves of Ravens fans rejoiced after Joe Flacco touchdown passes, and Marylanders cheered on former linebacker Ray Lewis during his signature squirrel dance over the years, one thing was apparent – the...

    • For 15 years, Mike Adams has donated time, energy and materials to improving the many amenities at Olde Severna Park beach.Photo by Dylan Roche
      For 15 years, Mike Adams has donated time, energy and materials to improving the many amenities at Olde Severna Park beach.

    Mike Adams Makes Olde Severna Park Beach A Pleasant Summer Retreat

    By Dylan Roche
    A casual glimpse around Olde Severna Park beach shows all the amenities that a resident could want from a waterfront neighborhood common area. A spacious pavilion sits on the edge of a sandy bank where Adirondack chairs overlook the river. At the end of the pier, energetic children bound off the...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    It’s August - also known as the calm before the storm. You’re probably all too familiar with this “storm” that sweeps through households everywhere around this time of year. It can be chaotic, it can be confusing and - depending on your take on the whole thing – it can...
  • Community Invited To Join Magothy River Oyster Gardening Program

    By admin
    Did you know that if you have access to a pier, you can grow oysters right on your dock? Through the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program, you can care for the oysters for about one year. Then they will be planted on a local restored oyster reef. The program is coordinated by the Magothy River...
    • MRA President Paul Spadaro has led the organization’s floating garden project, done in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College.
      MRA President Paul Spadaro has led the organization’s floating garden project, done in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College.
    • Plants grown as part of the Magothy River Association’s floating gardens project are nurtured by volunteers on land before being placed in the river to help restore the watershed’s declining health.
      Plants grown as part of the Magothy River Association’s floating gardens project are nurtured by volunteers on land before being placed in the river to help restore the watershed’s declining health.

    MRA’s Floating Gardens Bring Vegetation Back To The Magothy River

    By Lindsay Seong
    The year was 1998, and underwater vegetation in the Magothy River was becoming scarce. Its near extinction posed a threat to the river’s ecosystem, so the Magothy River Association (MRA) decided to give Mother Nature a push in the right direction by growing underwater grasses in floating...
    • Savannah Chaisson (second from right) completed a five-week training course this summer and has earned selection to the competitive Teach for America (TFA) program.
      Savannah Chaisson (second from right) completed a five-week training course this summer and has earned selection to the competitive Teach for America (TFA) program.

    Savannah Chaisson Selected For Prestigious Teach For America Program

    By Christina Buff
    Savannah Chaisson, a Severna Park resident and recent public health graduate from Elon University in North Carolina, has triumphantly earned selection to the competitive Teach for America (TFA) program. TFA is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to achieve equitable educational...
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    • Morgan Thomas (far left) was one of seven law students selected to serve as a law fellow on the NAACP’s summer program. Thomas, a Severna Park resident and student of University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, said it has been an honor to spend the summer working at the NAACP Headquarters.
      Morgan Thomas (far left) was one of seven law students selected to serve as a law fellow on the NAACP’s summer program. Thomas, a Severna Park resident and student of University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, said it has been an honor to spend the summer working at the NAACP Headquarters.

    Morgan Thomas Spends Summer In Prestigious NAACP Law Fellow Program

    By Dylan Roche
    How does a law student spend the summer? For Morgan Thomas of Severna Park, fresh from her first year at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, the break between semesters was an opportunity to learn about civil rights law through a hands-on opportunity as a law fellow with the...
  • SPCC Update

    By Newth Morris
    It's summer, and we are hopping here at the Severna Park Community Center! Nicole Tello is leading another great summer camp for us with great activities and trips. Maureen Kogut and her aquatics staff have played host not only to our summer camp but to other camps as well. Kellie Greer and her...
  • Inaugural Severna Park Shop Local Festival Set For Sept. 13

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Did you know that when you shop at a locally owned business, your money has three times the impact on the community than when you spend it at a national chain store? That’s right – for every $100 you spend at a local business, $68 is reinvested locally. When you shop locally, you are...
  • From Tee To Green: Severna Park Golf Roundup

    By Jim Adams
    I’m back. Following a 12-year sabbatical in the mountains of Pennsylvania, I have returned to Heritage Harbour. After my dear wife, Jean, passed away, I decided to return to Maryland to be closer to my four sons and their families. Some of you may recall that I wrote a golf article for...
    • MRA President Paul Spadaro has led the organization’s floating garden project, done in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College.Photo Provided
      MRA President Paul Spadaro has led the organization’s floating garden project, done in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College.

    MRA’s Floating Gardens Bring Vegetation Back To The Magothy River

    By Lindsay Seong
    The year was 1998, and underwater vegetation in the Magothy River was becoming scarce. Its near extinction posed a threat to the river’s ecosystem, so the Magothy River Association (MRA) decided to give Mother Nature a push in the right direction by growing underwater grasses in floating...
  • The Wise Old Owl

    By Danielle Sagée
    Senior Citizens’ Driving
    Asking a senior citizen to give up driving is not like taking candy from a baby. Being able to leave the house at will - to go shopping, visit friends, keep medical appointments, attend church, etc. - is critically important to seniors. Mobility equates to freedom...

    Unofficial Bumper Bash To Take Place At Dobbin's Island

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    While organizers of the widely popular Magothy River-based Bumper Bash canceled the event two years ago, Anne Arundel County Police released an email Friday stating there would be increased activity around the Dobbin's Island area due to Saturday's Bumper Bash event.

    The Bumper Bash is an...

    • Chartridge Rockin’ Band practically performed a mobile concert of hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Chartridge Rockin’ Band practically performed a mobile concert of hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
    • opened in 2013, combined patriotism with cow appreciation by bringing out several versions of its bovine mascot.Photo by Brian Lancione
      opened in 2013, combined patriotism with cow appreciation by bringing out several versions of its bovine mascot.
    • The Round Bay community recreated a splendid portrait of history with a tribute to the neighborhood’s longstanding carnival tradition.Photo by Brian Lancione
      The Round Bay community recreated a splendid portrait of history with a tribute to the neighborhood’s longstanding carnival tradition.
    • The Maryland Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans came marching through, dressed in authentic-looking antebellum clothing and playing patriotic tunes straight from the land of cotton.Photo by Brian Lancione
      The Maryland Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans came marching through, dressed in authentic-looking antebellum clothing and playing patriotic tunes straight from the land of cotton.
    • The Severna Park Elks club embraced its Annapolitan pride by celebrating the Naval Academy with its float – a detailed replica of a Blue Angels jet mounted above cotton clouds.Photo by Brian Lancione
      The Severna Park Elks club embraced its Annapolitan pride by celebrating the Naval Academy with its float – a detailed replica of a Blue Angels jet mounted above cotton clouds.

    Severna Park Paints The Town Red, White And Blue At 40th-Annual Parade

    By Dylan Roche
    To view more photos from the Fourth of July Parade, click here.
    American icons, martial arts demonstrations, 1970s tributes, costumed mascots and much, much more – it was all part of the 40th-annual Severna Park Fourth of July Parade. This year, thousands of community members from throughout...
    • For decades, spectators of all ages have lined the streets in the Park with chairs, blankets and American flags on the Fourth.Photo by Zach Sparks
      For decades, spectators of all ages have lined the streets in the Park with chairs, blankets and American flags on the Fourth.
    • Grace Yearwood, left, and business partner Cara Vandemeulebroecke sold lemonade along Evergreen Road during Severna Park’s 40th annual Fourth of July Parade.Photo by Jake Linger
      Grace Yearwood, left, and business partner Cara Vandemeulebroecke sold lemonade along Evergreen Road during Severna Park’s 40th annual Fourth of July Parade.
    • Nicki Wagner enjoyed the parade with her daughters Hope, Sara and Mary.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Nicki Wagner enjoyed the parade with her daughters Hope, Sara and Mary.
    • Mark Crooks and his daughters Finley (front) and Hadly (behind) cheered on their country and community.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Mark Crooks and his daughters Finley (front) and Hadly (behind) cheered on their country and community.
    • (L-R) Marcy Malanowski, Katie Ventrudo and her two kids Mia and Angelina were entertained by the parade for the most part, with the exception of the loud sirens. Photo by Brian Lancione
      (L-R) Marcy Malanowski, Katie Ventrudo and her two kids Mia and Angelina were entertained by the parade for the most part, with the exception of the loud sirens.

    Thousands Of Severna Park Area Residents Gather Along Parade Route

    By Jake Linger
    To view more photos from the Fourth of July Parade, click here.
    Scott Schaner and his wife, Mary, have invited friends and family to the front lawn of their home on Benfield Road for each of the past 14 years. Their house, situated across the street from the football field at Severna Park High...
    • A five-person team consisting of Randy and Patti Smith, Scott Danko, Dale McDonald and Debbie Bragg worked tirelessly to build American Legion Post 175’s float on the sweltering afternoon of July 3.Photos by Peter Crispino
      A five-person team consisting of Randy and Patti Smith, Scott Danko, Dale McDonald and Debbie Bragg worked tirelessly to build American Legion Post 175’s float on the sweltering afternoon of July 3.
    • Randy Smith of American Legion Post 175 drilled holes along the exterior of the group’s patriotic float during the sweltering afternoon of July 3.
      Randy Smith of American Legion Post 175 drilled holes along the exterior of the group’s patriotic float during the sweltering afternoon of July 3.
    • Lauren Lohff, John Dawson and Valerie Wesner helped put together the massive sign reading "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord – Psalm 33:12," that would be affixed to the back of the truck.
      Lauren Lohff, John Dawson and Valerie Wesner helped put together the massive sign reading "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord – Psalm 33:12," that would be affixed to the back of the truck.
    • (L-R) Tina McDowell, Joyce Dawson and Valerie Wesner joked as they hung decorations along the Woods Church Praise Band’s Fourth of July Float.
      (L-R) Tina McDowell, Joyce Dawson and Valerie Wesner joked as they hung decorations along the Woods Church Praise Band’s Fourth of July Float.

    Float Preparations Pit Uncle Sam Against Mother Nature

    By Peter Crispino
    To view more photos from the Fourth of July Parade, click here.
    Neither scorching heat nor torrential downpours could keep local groups from preparing their patriotic floats in the final days – and in some cases, hours – leading up to Severna Park’s 40th-annual Fourth of July...

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