September 17, 2014
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    • Two fields at Kinder Farm Park were recently converted to artificial turf, making them better suited for athletic practices and games. This change has significantly impacted SPHS teams, which will use the Kinder fields while the school grounds are under construction.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Two fields at Kinder Farm Park were recently converted to artificial turf, making them better suited for athletic practices and games. This change has significantly impacted SPHS teams, which will use the Kinder fields while the school grounds are under construction.

    SPHS Athletes Adjust To Practices On Kinder Farm Park Turf Fields

    By Luke Jackson
    Bus rides to and from practice, a greater number of afternoon games and an overall different experience for spectators are some of the changes taking place for Severna Park High’s soccer and field hockey programs this fall due to practicing and playing home games at Kinder Farm Park in...
  • Caution Pervades Local Real Estate Market

    By Darrell Mak
    The pace of the local real estate market has slowed of late, after sales and prices sharply recovered from the depths of the housing recession a few years ago. Although some pockets in the mid-Atlantic region continue to experience heightened interest and bidding wars, the general trend of the...
    •  On August 24, Mother’s Peninsula Grille employees (l-r) Tim Butz, Kristen Palardy, Rachel Byrd and Steve Iampieri represented their home team by wearing Orioles attire.Photo by Zach Sparks
      On August 24, Mother’s Peninsula Grille employees (l-r) Tim Butz, Kristen Palardy, Rachel Byrd and Steve Iampieri represented their home team by wearing Orioles attire.
    • Mother’s Grille co-owner Dave Rather (green) and his children conversed with Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman during an autograph signing on August 31. Rather is a lifelong Orioles fan who is optimistic about the team’s chances of reaching the World Series.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Mother’s Grille co-owner Dave Rather (green) and his children conversed with Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman during an autograph signing on August 31. Rather is a lifelong Orioles fan who is optimistic about the team’s chances of reaching the World Series.

    With Playoffs Looming, Orioles Superfans Weigh Optimism With Reality

    By Zach Sparks
    You have to retrace your calendar back to 1997 to find the last time the Orioles owned a heading into September, as manager Buck Showalter’s group had entering play this month. Baltimore’s baseball squad is primed for its best season in nearly two decades, but should fans expect the...

    • This summer, a crew of five Severna Park sailors - Gary Patenaude, Sam Wright, Dave Malfroy, Steve Wilkinson and Danielle Kila - raced in the J/27 North American Championship at the Oakville Yacht Squadron Open Regatta on Lake Ontario, where they finished fourth of 15 and were the highest-ranking American crew at the event.
      This summer, a crew of five Severna Park sailors - Gary Patenaude, Sam Wright, Dave Malfroy, Steve Wilkinson and Danielle Kila - raced in the J/27 North American Championship at the Oakville Yacht Squadron Open Regatta on Lake Ontario, where they finished fourth of 15 and were the highest-ranking American crew at the event.

    Local Sailors Take To The Severn For Recreation And Competition

    By Luke Jackson
    When Gary Patenaude drove to Michigan to take a look at a sailboat he saw for sale online, little did he know that four years later, he’d be an avid sailor competing in races in Canadian waters.
    Patenaude bought that boat, a 1985 J/27, in early 2010, and brought it back to the Severna Park...
    • Peter Horrigan, a driving force behind the Chartwell Foundation, accepts his Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice Editorial Assistant Dylan Roche.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Peter Horrigan, a driving force behind the Chartwell Foundation, accepts his Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice Editorial Assistant Dylan Roche.

    Peter Horrigan Is A Driving Force Behind The Chartwell Foundation

    By Dylan Roche
    The Chartwell Golf and Country Club was a lively scene on the sunny afternoon of Monday, August 25, when more than 75 participants came out to show their support for the Chartwell Foundation at the second-annual Gwyn Horrigan Memorial Golf Outing. The day, which celebrated the life of a longtime...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Here at the Voice, we absolutely love this time of year. Between the Friday night lights, back-to-school activities, end-of-summer neighborhood gatherings and all the general community hustle and bustle, the atmosphere in and around Severna Park becomes so invigorating and just downright fun this month.

    One such community event that takes place this month on Saturday, September 13, is the inaugural Severna Park Shop Local Fun Festival, to which I’d like to personally invite you and your family. What is it exactly that makes this event worthy of your Saturday afternoon, you ask? Well, for starters, it’s free, good ol’-fashion fun in downtown Severna Park (Park Plaza, to be...
    • (L-R) Senior disciple Dennis Brown, Grandmaster Willy Lin and disciple Billy Greer attended the prestigious U.S. Capitol Classics/China Open tournament in August.
      (L-R) Senior disciple Dennis Brown, Grandmaster Willy Lin and disciple Billy Greer attended the prestigious U.S. Capitol Classics/China Open tournament in August.

    Local Martial Artist Has Summer Of High Honors

    By Provided
    Billy Greer, a martial artist from Pasadena, had quite the exciting summer. He and his wife, Nancy Greer, are owners of the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Arnold. Shifu Billy was invited as one of about 50 people from around the world to attend a special training camp in June with...
    • Former members of the SPHS Falcon Athletic Boosters, coaches, parents and local business owners unified to erect the Andy Borland Field House so students would have a place to change into uniforms and take shelter during inclement weather. Photo by Larry Sells
      Former members of the SPHS Falcon Athletic Boosters, coaches, parents and local business owners unified to erect the Andy Borland Field House so students would have a place to change into uniforms and take shelter during inclement weather.
    • Between planning and construction, it took eight years for the 3,000-square-foot Andy Borland Field House to be completed.Photo by Larry Sells
      Between planning and construction, it took eight years for the 3,000-square-foot Andy Borland Field House to be completed.
    •  Project manager Tom Williams was one of several volunteers responsible for the installation of the field house at SPHS.Photo by Larry Sells
      Project manager Tom Williams was one of several volunteers responsible for the installation of the field house at SPHS.

    Community Members Recall Tremendous Effort To Build SPHS Field House

    By Zach Sparks
    After seven years and countless sports games, the 3,000-square-foot Andy Borland Field House at Severna Park High School (SPHS) was torn down recently – along with the scoreboard, concession stand, press box and tennis courts – to make way for the new school. But less than a decade...
  • SPES Principal Lynn Birus Enthusiastically Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

    By Anonymous
    Following a start-of-year open house for parents and students, Principal Lynn Birus of Severna Park Elementary School showed her support for ALS research by accepting the ice bucket challenge. Amid supportive cheers from her students, Birus sat and had a bucket of icy water dumped over her head,...
  • Falcon Athletic Booster Bash Set For September 27

    By Provided
    The Falcon Athletic Boosters Club will hold its second-annual Booster Bash on Saturday, September 27, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department station. The Booster Bash is an annual fundraiser that includes dinner catered by Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, a...
  • Providence Center To Honor “The Inspiration In All Of Us” At Fall Gala

    By Provided
    Providence Center will honor “The Inspiration in All of Us” at its annual fall gala on Thursday, October 16, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. The event raises funds to support the programs and services Providence Center provides for adults with intellectual and...
  • Recently Archived

    • Every year, the Hospice Cup charity sailing regatta draws experienced racers and enthusiastic novices – as well as plenty of spectators – to the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River. Through fundraising, registration and other activities, the event generates awareness and proceeds for hospice programs throughout Maryland.
      Every year, the Hospice Cup charity sailing regatta draws experienced racers and enthusiastic novices – as well as plenty of spectators – to the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River. Through fundraising, registration and other activities, the event generates awareness and proceeds for hospice programs throughout Maryland.

    Hospice Cup Sets Sail On September 20

    By Dylan Roche
    Whether you are a seasoned racer with a room full of trophies or a cruising sailor who dreams of competing, the winds will be in your favor on Saturday, September 20, when the Hospice Cup charity sailing regatta gets underway at 1:00pm on the Chesapeake Bay off the mouth of the Severn River. A...
    • When heavy rainwater has nowhere to go, it can cause soggy lawns or even flooding. By addressing drainage problems and finding ways to redirect the water, homeowners can avoid potential destruction and even find ways to use the water to their benefit.
      When heavy rainwater has nowhere to go, it can cause soggy lawns or even flooding. By addressing drainage problems and finding ways to redirect the water, homeowners can avoid potential destruction and even find ways to use the water to their benefit.

    Redirect Rainwater And Use It To Improve Your Landscape

    By Jon Vander Vliet
    After the last mega rainstorm we had, many of us can relate to the problems water causes when there is too much of it or when there is nowhere for it to go. From wet basements to soggy lawns and “overnight ponds,” I would bet we can all name someone who just can’t take another all...
  • The Wise Old Owl: Improving Cognitive Performance In Senior Citizens

    By Danielle Sagée
    Join Facebook or any other social media and you may be doing your mind a favor. This is the conclusion of a study by University of Arizona researchers, recently presented to the Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting. Examining certain memory task functions among seniors 68 to 91 years old,...
  • Why An Integrative Vet?

    By Dr. Jennifer Levitsky
    A large number of animals are suffering from the same diseases that affect us: cancer, obesity, diabetes, thyroid disease and allergies, to name a few. Why is this so? Why do we accept that all Labradors have to succumb to arthritis? Why do some of our pets take more medicine than our grandparents...
  • ClearShark Named One Of Fastest-Growing, Privately Held Companies In The Country

    By Anonymous
    ClearShark is honored to be included in the Inc. 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America, as was announced publicly on August 20. To be included in this distinguished list, companies must be based in the United States, be privately held, and be independent. The...
    • Preacher and educator Dr. Tony Campolo will speak at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church three times through the weekend of October 18 and 19.
      Preacher and educator Dr. Tony Campolo will speak at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church three times through the weekend of October 18 and 19.

    Dr. Tony Campolo To Speak In Severna Park October 18-19

    By Provided
    Renowned author, preacher and activist Dr. Tony Campolo will come to Severna Park this fall. On October 18 and 19, community members will have three chances to hear him speak at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. Campolo will give a speech at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 18, in the sanctuary, and...

    Shop Local Fun Festival Set For September 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...
  • Inaugural Joey Sudo Memorial Golf Classic Set For Sept. 28 At Bay HillsExclusive

    By Provided
    Knights of Columbus Council #11552 and St. Andrew by the Bay are proud to announce the inaugural Joey Sudo Memorial Golf Classic, set to take place on September 28 at 1:00pm at Bay Hills Golf Club. The four person scramble includes a boxed lunch, drink tickets, a dinner buffet and an awards...
  • Volunteer Center To Commemorate Sept. 11 Attacks With National Day Of Service And Remembrance InitiativeExclusive

    By Provided
    The Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County will commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 attacks through service and volunteerism. On Saturday, September 13, the Volunteer Center and its partners, including the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Naval Academy, Anne Arundel...

    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...

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