May 05, 2016
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    • 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...
    • Need some inspiration for your community scavenger hunt photos? Here are a few of our favorite entries from past years.File Photo
      Need some inspiration for your community scavenger hunt photos? Here are a few of our favorite entries from past years.
    • Need some inspiration for your community scavenger hunt photos? Here are a few of our favorite entries from past years.File Photo
      Need some inspiration for your community scavenger hunt photos? Here are a few of our favorite entries from past years.
    • Need some inspiration for your community scavenger hunt photos? Here are a few of our favorite entries from past years.File Photo
      Need some inspiration for your community scavenger hunt photos? Here are a few of our favorite entries from past years.
    • Need some inspiration for your community scavenger hunt photos? Here are a few of our favorite entries from past years.File Photo
      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 — but it really seems as if there is something happening every day.

    And that’s great! Our staff loves being able to cover it all, but more importantly, we love watching the community come together to enjoy it all.

    In another month, kids will have finished school (congratulations, graduates, and best of luck in your future endeavors), and many programs will have gone on hiatus for the...
  • 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 the chimney is allowing water to enter the masonry structure, this increased moisture will intensify the smell.

    Secondly, animals that nest in your chimney can leave behind nesting material and droppings. The longer the animal keeps residence in your chimney, the worse the odor will likely become. Unfortunately, sometimes, one or more animals may expire in the chimney, which can cause...
    • 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...
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    • 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...
    • (L-R) Great-grandmother Rachel Tschantre, mother Erin Taddeo, grandmother Kim Kennedy and great-great-grandmother Marjorie Holt recently welcomed Oliver Taddeo, the fifth generation in their family.Provided
      (L-R) Great-grandmother Rachel Tschantre, mother Erin Taddeo, grandmother Kim Kennedy and great-great-grandmother Marjorie Holt recently welcomed Oliver Taddeo, the fifth generation in their family.

    Severna Park Family Welcomes Fifth Generation

    By Dylan Roche
    Blessed are those who have a special relationship with a grandparent, and twice blessed are those who are lucky enough to know their great-grandparents. But thrice blessed are those rare few who get to be held by a great-great-grandparent, as Oliver Taddeo can say he’s been — or will be...
  • SPCC Update

    By Newth Morris
    We received wonderful news that the Maryland General Assembly has approved Senate Bill 25 and House Bill 302, both in the amount of $50,000. The community center will receive $100,000 toward replacing our aging pool dehumidification system.
    We want to thank our bill sponsors: Senator Ed Reilly and...
  • Anne Arundel County Police Update

    By Chief Tim Altomare
    In the public safety profession, we simply could not survive without our 911 call-takers and dispatchers. On a daily basis, our safety as citizens and first responders depends on these individuals who work “behind the scenes.” Since April 11-15 was National Public Safety Communicators...
  • What Matters Most: Slow Down And See The Daffodils

    By Leslie Dolsak
    Byron Brought was a boy with a passion for baseball until the Russians launched the Sputnik satellite. Then he was a boy launching rockets and mixing chemicals. At Cornell University, he pursued the sciences until a fraternity brother relentlessly nagged him to read “The Courage to Be”...
    • While paddleboarding, Neil Macindoe of Cape St. Claire found huge planks half-buried in the sand. The planks are likely the pieces of an interior bulkhead from a 19th century schooner.Provided
      While paddleboarding, Neil Macindoe of Cape St. Claire found huge planks half-buried in the sand. The planks are likely the pieces of an interior bulkhead from a 19th century schooner.
    • While paddleboarding, Neil Macindoe of Cape St. Claire found huge planks half-buried in the sand. The planks are likely the pieces of an interior bulkhead from a 19th century schooner.Provided
      While paddleboarding, Neil Macindoe of Cape St. Claire found huge planks half-buried in the sand. The planks are likely the pieces of an interior bulkhead from a 19th century schooner.

    Cape St. Claire Resident Uncovers Buried Ship Remnants

    By John Singleton
    When you live near the Chesapeake Bay, there are reasons to believe in ghosts. Secrets from the past are hidden, submerged in coves and creeks. On April 10, Neil Macindoe of Cape St. Claire came face-to-face with one of these apparitions at the headwaters of the Magothy River.
    “I was on my...

    Blue Angels Take To The Sky On May 25

    Provided
    Vvvrrrooom! If you’re from the Greater Annapolis area, you know hearing that sound in late May can mean only one thing — the Blue Angels are showing off. Flown by elite Navy pilots as part of the United States Naval Academy’s annual commissioning week festivities, the Blue Angels...

    Nicholl, Carpenter To Wed

    Provided
    Jim Carpenter of Crownsville, formerly of Severna Park, is pleased to announce the engagement of his son, Ryan Patrick Carpenter, to Caitlin Kelly Nicholl, daughter of Peter and Teresa Nicholl of Sykesville. Ryan is also the son of the late Karen Connolly Anderson and the stepson of Ellen Cornell...
    • The Severn River Lions Club flocked to Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill in April to celebrate 60 years of providing sight and hearing assistance, gathering food donations, sponsoring Boy Scout troops and serving the community in any way possible.Provided
      The Severn River Lions Club flocked to Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill in April to celebrate 60 years of providing sight and hearing assistance, gathering food donations, sponsoring Boy Scout troops and serving the community in any way possible.
    • The Severn River Lions Club flocked to Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill in April to celebrate 60 years of providing sight and hearing assistance, gathering food donations, sponsoring Boy Scout troops and serving the community in any way possible.Provided
      The Severn River Lions Club flocked to Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill in April to celebrate 60 years of providing sight and hearing assistance, gathering food donations, sponsoring Boy Scout troops and serving the community in any way possible.

    Severn River Lions Celebrate 60 Years Of ServiceExclusive

    By Sharon Mager
    Before Martin Luther King Jr. shared his “I Have A Dream” speech, before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, before the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I, the Severn River Lions Club was born.
    In April, members of the club met at Blue Dolphin...

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