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By Voice MediaSure, powerboat wakes are a lot of fun for kids swimming along the banks of the Severn River. And yeah, the wakes are fun for jet ski guys and gals pretending they're James Bond.
But those powerboat wakes also create major shoreline erosion problems throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed....
By Luke JacksonAt the age of 16, Nancy Brown started teaching swimming, and 63 years later, Brown is stepping down from coaching at age 79. But swimming will still be a large part of who she is.
- Photo by Luke JacksonAt age 79, Nancy Brown is stepping down from Maryland Masters Swim Team at Severna Park Community Center, though she will continue to swim competitively for the team.
Brown was the longtime head coach of the Maryland Masters Swim Team at Severna Park Community Center (SPCC). She...
- Photo by Luke Jackson
By Darrell MakStock market investors might have felt a bit of angst lately as the markets suffered a notable downturn in August on fears of a deceleration of global economic growth, particularly from China. The wide price fluctuations that occurred during the latter half of August may have caught many investors...
By Zach SparksLong before Severna Park was bedecked with an array of medical facilities, myriad shops and massive steel girders standing in place of a new high school, it was an agrarian area with chicken farms devoid of cluster development. Change is an inevitable part of every community, and to pay homage to...
- Photos by Zach SparksSeverna Park Middle School uses a variety of technology advances to engage students and meet standards that have changed with the advent of Common Core.
- Photos ProvidedSeverna Park Elementary School started as a one-room schoolhouse that served a handful of children.
- Principal Margaret Moss led Severna Park Elementary for 50 years and was “no nonsense,” according to F. Scott Jay.
- Photos by Zach Sparks
By Luke JacksonThe Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning is addressing the concerns expressed by community organizations with regard to cluster development in Severna Park, according to Larry Tom, the director of Planning and Zoning.
- Graphic by Will NaumanThree proposed cluster developments are among the subdivisions that have concerned Severna Park residents.
“We understand the concerns that community groups have...
- Graphic by Will Nauman
By Voice MediaSend Us Your Pics Now Through October 12
Looking for an easy way to put $500 in your pocket this fall? The Voice has you covered! All you have to do is participate in the second annual Severna Park Voice Community Scavenger Hunt for your shot at the grand prize of $500. This all-ages contest is open to everyone!
What’s this all about?
The contest, which begins Thursday, September 10, will require participants to visit inside the brick-and-mortar locations of five businesses that are advertised in the September issue of the Severna Park Voice. While participants are there, they should have someone take a fun, creative photo of them incorporating a recognizable element of the...
By Luke JacksonAs Randy Smith of the American Legion Riders rode around the Severna Park area the last several months, he wasn’t just doing so because he loves motorcycling.
- Photo by Zach SparksRandy Smith of American Legion Riders Post 175 received his Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice editorial assistant Luke Jackson.
Smith — the director of the American Legion Riders Post 175 in Severna Park — was preparing for the Riders’ top...
- Photo by Zach Sparks
By Dylan RocheI am usually pretty good about accepting the end of summer. Of course, if I had it my way, we would have perfect beach weather year-round, but when I’m being realistic, I look to the weeks following Labor Day as a time for renouncing the slow pace of long, lazy, laid-back days and instead...
By Shane JacobusThe construction of a warehouse located off Veterans Highway by the Maryland branch of Orphan Grain Train, which began in 2013, is entering its final stages with a targeted completion date of December 25. Once completed, the building will be used to store a variety of material to be distributed to...
- Photo by Larry SellsConstruction of the Orphan Grain Train warehouse began in 2013 and is targeted to be completed by December. The property, which was donated by Wayne Gerst, was previously used for farming.
- Photo by Larry Sells
By Voice MediaOpportunity Builders Inc. knows how to stay cool in the late-summer heat. On August 28, the Millersville-based nonprofit, which supports adults with developmental disabilities, celebrated Water Day, when clients, staff and volunteers came together to have fun and get soaked. OBI clients Mary F. and...
By Luke JacksonOn a Wednesday evening in early September, five people from Severna Park — Dan and Sharon Flagler, Stefon Bielski, Dave Galloway and Brian Radwansky — hopped into Flagfest, Dan Flagler’s 1987 Pearson 31 sailboat, to prepare to race up and down the Severn River.
- Photo by Luke Jackson(L-R) Sharon and Dan Flagler, Brian Radwansky, Dave Galloway and Stefon Bielski are a part of the Round Bay Sailing Association, which holds races on the Severn River throughout the summer.
- Photo by Luke Jackson
By Shane JacobusEvery year since 1982, a coalition of yacht clubs and hospices have held a charity sailing regatta called Hospice Cup to raise money for hospice programs serving the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia areas so that they may continue their mission of providing quality end-of-life care...
- Photo ProvidedSince its inaugural year, Hospice Cup has drawn sailors to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay for a day of racing to support hospice services throughout the region.
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By Voice MediaKevin and Ellen Kinsella of Millersville are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Michael Kinsella, to Laura Catherine Sullivan, daughter of Dr. Mark Sullivan and Holly Sullivan of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Ryan is a 2004 graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School. He...
By Kendra Burnett - Mosquito SquadThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that the number of Lyme disease incidents in northeastern states has increased 320 percent since 1993. The disease is expanding geographically in all directions beyond the traditional high-risk areas, and scientists aren’...
By Jenny DuMontAs increasing challenges and rising tensions face police departments across the nation, the Eastern District of Anne Arundel County has an ongoing, proactive plan to prevent negative community-police interactions, and leading that effort is a new commanding officer: Captain Shawn Urbas.
By Voice MediaSEPTEMBER
Sept 12: 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance starting at the Maryland World War II Memorial in Annapolis at 8:30am. Info: www.aacvc.org.
Sept 12: Severna Park Racquetball & Fitness Club Grand Reopening 9:00am-1:00pm. Info: www.sprfc.com.
Sept 12: AACC Astronomy Club’s...
By Voice MediaResidents asked, and the Department of Public Works responded — drivers along East West Boulevard will soon have traffic lights to help ease the difficult turns in and out of neighborhoods off the single-lane stretch of roadway in Millersville.
“It’s for the safety of commuters...
By Voice MediaMark your calendars now, Severna Park, because you won’t want to miss all the excitement planned for the second annual Shop Local Fun Festival. The family-friendly celebration is set for Saturday, October 17, from noon to 4:00pm in the Park Plaza shopping center parking lot. Put on by the...
By Gene Sumi - Education Coordinator Homestead GardensThe kids are back in school and summer officially ends in late September. You may assume that this would be a good time to take a break from gardening, but you would be wrong if you have a lawn. Late summer and fall are the best times to take important steps to get your lawn back in good health...
By Voice MediaOn August 28, the Magothy River received a donation of 1 million oysters – the largest delivery to the watershed in 10 years – from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The oysters will improve water quality and fish habitat. Paul Spadaro, president of the Magothy River Association, said the...