August 01, 2015
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  • Pasadena Resident Craig Holmes Passes Away

    Provided
    Craig Edwin Holmes of Pasadena, 62, passed away on July 22. He was born in Pennsylvania on May 14, 1953. Craig was the beloved son of James E. and Ruth E. Holmes. His parents treasured their evenings by the water with Craig and always cherished their time together. Craig enjoyed the Chesapeake Bay...
  • Midas To Hold Blood Drive July 31

    By Voice Media
    Call it a fluid exchange: Midas of Pasadena will hold a community blood drive on Friday, July 31, and all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free oil change compliments of Midas! The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Midas (8158 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena) from 12:30pm to 6:00pm...
    • Lake Shore – Severna Park Rotary member Robert Houck (center) was honored by Frank Calvert, President Fran Ouellette and Area Governor Peter Grayson as a Paul Harris Award recipient during a ceremony at Two Rivers.Photos Provided
      Lake Shore – Severna Park Rotary member Robert Houck (center) was honored by Frank Calvert, President Fran Ouellette and Area Governor Peter Grayson as a Paul Harris Award recipient during a ceremony at Two Rivers.
    • Barbara Huston (center) was one of three honorees during the Lake Shore – Severna Park Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow Award Ceremony.
      Barbara Huston (center) was one of three honorees during the Lake Shore – Severna Park Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow Award Ceremony.
    • (L-R) Frank Calvert, President Fran Ouellette, Tammy Kathleen Naghdi and Area Governor Peter Grayson celebrated Naghdi and the other Paul Harris Award recipients.
      (L-R) Frank Calvert, President Fran Ouellette, Tammy Kathleen Naghdi and Area Governor Peter Grayson celebrated Naghdi and the other Paul Harris Award recipients.

    Rotary Club Of Lake Shore – Severna Park Announces Paul Harris AwardsExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Each year during the President’s Night program, the Rotary Club of Lake Shore - Severna Park recognizes individuals who served their community for services above self and recognizes those individuals with the Paul Harris Fellow Award. This year, during a recent ceremony at Two Rivers Steak...

    Don’t Bring Around The Cloud To Rain On Our Parade

    By Dylan Roche
    Despite Downpour, Severna Park Still Enjoys Beloved Tradition

    If people had wanted to set off fireworks, they wouldn’t have had much success. But the patriotic spirit of Severna Park residents proved to be a bit more resilient than pyrotechnics. Despite the heavy rain that swept through...

    • Logan Parks - Winner, Most OriginalPhotos by Zach Sparks
      Logan Parks - Winner, Most Original
    • Dominick Lascola - Winner, Most Patriotic
      Dominick Lascola - Winner, Most Patriotic
    • Abby Popp - Winner, Most Original
      Abby Popp - Winner, Most Original
    • Aidan McCaughey - Winner, Most Patriotic
      Aidan McCaughey - Winner, Most Patriotic
    • Abigail Jeffers - Winner, Most Patriotic
      Abigail Jeffers - Winner, Most Patriotic
    • Brendan Paul and Lucy Strauss, winner, most beautiful
      Brendan Paul and Lucy Strauss, winner, most beautiful
    • Samantha and Ethan Hough
      Samantha and Ethan Hough

    • Aiden Weber
      Aiden Weber
    • Nora Clayton - Winner, Most Beautiful
      Nora Clayton - Winner, Most Beautiful

    Decorated Bike Contest Displays Innovative Designs By Local Youth

    By Zach Sparks
    Fourth of July is about traditions such as celebrating patriotism and freedom, watching fireworks displays and – for the kids of Severna Park – participating in the decorated bike contest.

    Sponsored by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, the contest gives youth a...

    • Round BayPhotos by Zach Sparks
      Round Bay
    • Round Bay
      Round Bay
    • Round Bay
      Round Bay
    • Olde Severna Park
      Olde Severna Park
    • Olde Severna Park
      Olde Severna Park
    • Olde Severna Park
      Olde Severna Park
    • Olde Severna Park
      Olde Severna Park
    • Chartridge Rocks
      Chartridge Rocks
    • Chartridge Rocks
      Chartridge Rocks
    • Chartridge Rocks
      Chartridge Rocks

    Parade Participants Take Fresh Approach With Dynamic Floats

    By Zach Sparks
    Admittedly, some parade participants had trouble brainstorming a float concept to match the “Celebrate Diversity — Working Together” theme for the 2015 Severna Park Fourth of July Parade. But once the communities, nonprofits and businesses embraced the theme and started...
    • Mike Hall, Larry Sells, Scott Gardiner and Stacey Cassidy returned to judge the entries in this year’s Fourth of July Parade and select winners in the categories of best overall, best representation of the theme, most patriotic, best commercial float, best community entry and best organization/club/nonprofit.Photo by Brian Lancione
      Mike Hall, Larry Sells, Scott Gardiner and Stacey Cassidy returned to judge the entries in this year’s Fourth of July Parade and select winners in the categories of best overall, best representation of the theme, most patriotic, best commercial float, best community entry and best organization/club/nonprofit.

    Judges Honor Stand-Out Floats For Creativity And Ingenuity

    By Dylan Roche
    When community members put time and energy into designing and creating spectacular floats for the parade, and then make their way through town with unbridled enthusiasm, waving excitedly and calling out, “Happy Fourth of July!” to the spectators along the street, they are not only...








    Fourth Of July Parade Was A Collaborative Community Effort

    By Luke Jackson
    For more than four decades, the Fourth of July Parade has annually been one of Severna Park’s signature events, as scores of local businesses and residents come together to put on the town’s largest celebration of the year.

    “These community events are part of what binds Severna...

  • Patriotic Parkies Don Their Stars And Stripes For Parade Day

    By Luke Jackson
    Dressing up for the Fourth of July Parade is a longtime tradition for many local families. Trisha Joseph attended this year’s parade with her children, Maggie and Tighe. Maggie donned a red-striped shirt and Tighe joined Mason and Chase Pitocco in wearing matching outfits with a star in the...
    • Sawyer Russell
      Sawyer Russell

    Diversity In Our Community

    By Sawyer Russell
    As part of the Fourth of July celebration, the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce held an essay contest for local middle school students, asking them to write about diversity and how it enriches our community. For her winning entry, SPMS seventh-grader Sawyer Russell received $300...
    • In honor of the Fourth of July, veterans at American Legion Post 175 answered the question, “What does freedom mean to you?”Photo by Zach Sparks
      In honor of the Fourth of July, veterans at American Legion Post 175 answered the question, “What does freedom mean to you?”

    Question of the Month: Veterans Express What Freedom Means To Them

    By Voice Media
    During the school year, the Severna Park Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. In honor of the Fourth of July, we asked veterans at American Legion Post 175: What does freedom mean to you?

    I don’t notice freedom until people do things. For example, we can speak our minds...

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  • Fun Facts About Independence Day

    By Zach Sparks
    Most Americans recognize July Fourth as Independence Day, when the 13 colonies separated from England, setting the foundation for what would become the United States. Aside from its history, civilians also associate the holiday with elaborate parades, grilled foods and triumphant fireworks displays...
  • Parade To Honor Huston, Eldridge And Prevezanos

    By Sharon Mager
    When the annual Severna Park Fourth of July Parade makes its way through town on Saturday, July 4, it will honor three grand marshals who embody this year’s theme of “Celebrate Diversity.” Three local leaders — Barbara Huston, Coleman Eldridge and Bill Prevezanos — are...
  • Contentiousness, Then Compromise In Schuh’s First Budget

    By Peter Crispino
    After a flurry of eleventh-hour alterations, the Anne Arundel County Council passed its $1.4 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2016. The budget includes funding for additional police officers and new libraries while lowering the property tax rate and increasing the contribution to the school...
    • Eddie Conway, owner of Garry’s Grill, was excited to help launch Severna Park’s inaugural Star Spangled Restaurant Week, set for July 4 through 12.Photo by Brian Lancione
      Eddie Conway, owner of Garry’s Grill, was excited to help launch Severna Park’s inaugural Star Spangled Restaurant Week, set for July 4 through 12.

    Summer Heats Up With Inaugural Restaurant Week

    By Luke Jackson
    During the summer, particularly around the time of the Fourth of July holiday, restaurants in the Severna Park area don’t get the same kind of business they do when school is in session. “It affects our cash flow, it affects our employees, it affects everything soup to nuts,” said...
    • (L-R) Captain Michelle Simpson, County Executive Steve Schuh, Police Chief Tim Altomare and Councilman Derek Fink cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Eastern District Police Station.Photos by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Captain Michelle Simpson, County Executive Steve Schuh, Police Chief Tim Altomare and Councilman Derek Fink cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Eastern District Police Station.
    • Councilman Derek Fink presented Captain Michelle Simpson (left) with a citation.
      Councilman Derek Fink presented Captain Michelle Simpson (left) with a citation.
    • Corporal Larry Adams (left) was one of three officers injured in the line of duty who attended the ceremony and raised a flag.
      Corporal Larry Adams (left) was one of three officers injured in the line of duty who attended the ceremony and raised a flag.
    • The new Eastern District Police station has 14 cells, nine more than the old facility.
      The new Eastern District Police station has 14 cells, nine more than the old facility.
    • The addition of a roll-call room allows officers to meet with their supervisors every day for a briefing before they go on patrol.
      The addition of a roll-call room allows officers to meet with their supervisors every day for a briefing before they go on patrol.

    County Officials Unveil New Eastern District Police Station

    By Zach Sparks
    The $9 Million Replacement Improves Safety And Has Added Amenities

    It’s been nearly two months since Eastern District officers moved from their previous headquarters on Mountain Road to a new, approximately $9 million station off Pasadena Road, and during a ribbon cutting on June 16, they...

  • Take Lil’ Larry On Vacation, Send Us Your Photos

    By Voice Media
    Despite our best efforts to get Larry Sells, Voice vice president of sales and business development, to take a vacation this summer, the man is a shameless workaholic! So we need you and your family to take Lil’ Larry on a trip with you — and send us your photos.

    Here’s what...

    • Alaris, manned by Nick Iliff of Arnold, was one of two sailboats to compete recently in the Annapolis-to-Newport Race. Iliff and Severna Park’s Stephen McManus took first in their respective classes.Photos Provided
      Alaris, manned by Nick Iliff of Arnold, was one of two sailboats to compete recently in the Annapolis-to-Newport Race. Iliff and Severna Park’s Stephen McManus took first in their respective classes.

    Local Sailors Take First In Class In Annapolis-To-Newport Race

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Two local sailors recently took home the gold in their respective classes during the annual Annapolis-to-Newport Race: Stephen McManus of Severna Park took first place in the PHRF 1 class with his Saykadoo team, sailing on an updated 1998 J-120 boat. Arnold resident Nick Iliff also championed the...
    • Colette Barnes, who helps put together the bike decorating contest during Severna Park’s annual Fourth of July Parade, received her Volunteer of the Month award from Voice editorial assistant Luke Jackson.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Colette Barnes, who helps put together the bike decorating contest during Severna Park’s annual Fourth of July Parade, received her Volunteer of the Month award from Voice editorial assistant Luke Jackson.

    Barnes Is An Important Spoke In Fourth Of July Festivities

    By Luke Jackson
    With her longstanding passion for helping children, it is only fitting that Colette Barnes helps organize and judge the decorated bike contest during Severna Park’s annual Fourth of July Parade.

    “I think that’s why I’ve enjoyed the parade [so] much, being that I do love...

  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    It never ceases to amaze me how there’s always something to learn about Severna Park — a person to know, a story to hear, a history to uncover. I grew up here, but even after all these years, I continue to make discoveries every day and find that I appreciate our community in new ways....
    • Koch Homes plans to build a 31-home development project known as Cattail Commons and finish development by fall 2017. Plans call for the neighborhood to be located outside of a scenic easement – the boundaries of which are shown in red – which is designated for habitat protection.Photo courtesy of Koch Homes
      Koch Homes plans to build a 31-home development project known as Cattail Commons and finish development by fall 2017. Plans call for the neighborhood to be located outside of a scenic easement – the boundaries of which are shown in red – which is designated for habitat protection.

    Cattail Commons On Track For Fall 2017 Completion

    By Luke Jackson
    Koch Homes received a review from the Anne Arundel County Department of Planning and Zoning in early June requiring several changes to current plans for a townhouse project adjacent to the Cattail Creek Natural Area, according to Kevin Lusby, vice president of land development for Koch Homes....

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