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    • The Fourth of July Parade will feature all kinds of entries from local organizations, businesses, politicians, clubs, community associations, churches, scouts and more.
      The Fourth of July Parade will feature all kinds of entries from local organizations, businesses, politicians, clubs, community associations, churches, scouts and more.
    • This year’s event will step off from St. Martin’s and Our Shepherd churches at 10:00am. The two-mile route will trace from the churches down Benfield Road, right onto Evergreen Road, left on Riggs Avenue, right on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and finally left onto Cypress Creek Road.
      This year’s event will step off from St. Martin’s and Our Shepherd churches at 10:00am. The two-mile route will trace from the churches down Benfield Road, right onto Evergreen Road, left on Riggs Avenue, right on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and finally left onto Cypress Creek Road.

    Severna Park Prepares For Independence Day Celebrations

    By Dylan Roche
    Take note, folks: The shady spots will go quickly, so you will want to stake out your seats as early in the day as possible. Some families have even been known to go out at daybreak, set out their lawn chairs and picnic blankets, and head home for a couple of more hours of sleep. It’s all a...
    • Fat Albert, a C-130 Hercules military cargo plane, wows crowds with a variety of maneuvers including steep climbs and sharp banks as the opening act of every Blue Angels air show.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Fat Albert, a C-130 Hercules military cargo plane, wows crowds with a variety of maneuvers including steep climbs and sharp banks as the opening act of every Blue Angels air show.
    •  Gunnery Sergeant Micah Bachtold delivered the second of three briefings before the media and active-duty military boarded Fat Albert, warning them that it would be a “pretty dynamic” flight.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Gunnery Sergeant Micah Bachtold delivered the second of three briefings before the media and active-duty military boarded Fat Albert, warning them that it would be a “pretty dynamic” flight.
    • Captain Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to fly with the Blue Angels, briefed her crew on the maneuvers they would perform, then provided the third and final safety briefing for the nearly 40 media and military members who would ride in Fat Albert.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Captain Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to fly with the Blue Angels, briefed her crew on the maneuvers they would perform, then provided the third and final safety briefing for the nearly 40 media and military members who would ride in Fat Albert.
    • Captain Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to fly with the Blue Angels, briefed her crew on the maneuvers they would perform, then provided the third and final safety briefing for the nearly 40 media and military members who would ride in Fat Albert.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Captain Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to fly with the Blue Angels, briefed her crew on the maneuvers they would perform, then provided the third and final safety briefing for the nearly 40 media and military members who would ride in Fat Albert.
    • Bare Bones: Despite his flashy paint job, the interior of Fat Albert quickly reminds riders that the C-130 is a working military aircraft. Small portholes serve as windows and blue cloth benches line the fuselage.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Bare Bones: Despite his flashy paint job, the interior of Fat Albert quickly reminds riders that the C-130 is a working military aircraft. Small portholes serve as windows and blue cloth benches line the fuselage.
    • Nearly 30 active-duty military men and women found their seats and buckled up for the ride of their lives.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Nearly 30 active-duty military men and women found their seats and buckled up for the ride of their lives.
    • Members of Fat Albert’s crew used a metal ladder in the rear of the plane to maintain their balance throughout the rigorous demonstration. During moments of weightlessness, their legs flew up above their heads as they held onto the rungs.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Members of Fat Albert’s crew used a metal ladder in the rear of the plane to maintain their balance throughout the rigorous demonstration. During moments of weightlessness, their legs flew up above their heads as they held onto the rungs.
    • Spectators waved as Fat Albert got into position to perform the flat pass at just 50 feet above the water during the Ocean City Air Show on June 13.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Spectators waved as Fat Albert got into position to perform the flat pass at just 50 feet above the water during the Ocean City Air Show on June 13.
    • Photos by Meredith Thompson
    • Appearing to be on his side, Fat Albert performed the 60-degree parade pass for spectators on the beach during the Ocean City Air Show on June 13.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      Appearing to be on his side, Fat Albert performed the 60-degree parade pass for spectators on the beach during the Ocean City Air Show on June 13.
    • The Blue Angels have included the C-130 in their demonstrations since 1970.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      The Blue Angels have included the C-130 in their demonstrations since 1970.

    Ride Of A Lifetime: Flying With The Blue Angels Aboard Fat Albert AirlinesExclusive

    By Meredith Thompson
    I hadn’t vomited in more than five years, and as I sat strapped to the cloth bench awaiting takeoff, holding my “motion sickness bag” in one hand and my camera in the other, I silently prayed my ride on the Blue Angels’ Fat Albert wouldn’t break that streak....
    • Now flying her first season of demonstrations, Severna Park’s Katie Higgins is the first female pilot to take to the skies with the United States Navy’s Blue Angels. The Marine Corps Captain pilots Fat Albert, the Blues’ C-130 Hercules that stars as the opening act of each air show.Photos courtesy of U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
      Now flying her first season of demonstrations, Severna Park’s Katie Higgins is the first female pilot to take to the skies with the United States Navy’s Blue Angels. The Marine Corps Captain pilots Fat Albert, the Blues’ C-130 Hercules that stars as the opening act of each air show.
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      Kattie Higgins - USMC

    • The Blue Angels’ C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert, stars as the opening act of every air show. One of its three pilots, Severna Park native Katie Higgins, is the first female to fly with the Blue Angels.Photos by Meredith Thompson
      The Blue Angels’ C-130 Hercules, affectionately known as Fat Albert, stars as the opening act of every air show. One of its three pilots, Severna Park native Katie Higgins, is the first female to fly with the Blue Angels.


    Flying Fat Albert: Severna Park’s Katie Higgins Ascends As First Female Blue Angels Pilot

    By Meredith Thompson
    When the Navy and Marine Corps released their annual message in 2014 detailing positions they were looking to fill, 28-year-old Marine Corps Captain Katie Higgins knew the sky was her limit.

    Though young, she was an experienced pilot, and she applied to fly the U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ C-130...

  • “It Takes A Village...”

    By Dylan Roche
    Community Effort To Help Fred Stamm Comes To A Happy Ending

    As Chuck Beck crossed the parking lot to his truck one day after running errands around Severna Park, he saw a figure in a wheelchair seated next to one of the car windows, talking to Smokey, Beck’s golden retriever. The stranger...

    • Although the location of Magothy River Day has been moved to Deep Creek Restaurant, the focus of the event remains the same as it has in past years, and the MRA will put on a number of educational presentations and exhibits throughout the day.
      Although the location of Magothy River Day has been moved to Deep Creek Restaurant, the focus of the event remains the same as it has in past years, and the MRA will put on a number of educational presentations and exhibits throughout the day.


    Magothy River Day Makes Watershed Appreciation Accessible To All Citizens

    By Luke Jackson
    Annual Event Set For June 13

    The Magothy River Association’s annual celebration of its volunteer efforts to preserve the watershed will have a new home this year. The seventh annual Magothy River Day will take place at Deep Creek Restaurant on Saturday, June 13, from 10:00am to 4:00pm,...

    • With construction well underway and next year’s dollars seemingly secure, the new Severna Park High School is on schedule to open for students in January 2017.Photo by Dylan Roche
      With construction well underway and next year’s dollars seemingly secure, the new Severna Park High School is on schedule to open for students in January 2017.

    Budget Boosts School Construction, But New Teachers And Programs Still Hang In The Balance

    By Peter Crispino
    After a protracted battle last year over state funding for a new Severna Park High School, budget season appears far less contentious for advocates of the $134 million project. This spring, the state’s Interagency Committee on Public School Construction (IAC) approved $19.3 million in funding...
  • Let Your Photos Float Our Boat — Enter Our July Contest

    By Voice Media
    Deadline Is Friday, June 19

    Don’t forget to send us your entries for our “On the Water” photography contest — your photo could be used as the cover of the next Voice Values. The deadline for entry is Friday, June 19, by 5:00pm. Using your camera, take a photograph that reflects the theme “On the Water” and captures the essence of summer in Severna Park. The winner will be selected based on creativity, originality and photo quality. The winning picture will be used as the cover photo on the Severna Park Voice Facebook page for one week in July. Additionally, it will appear on the cover of the July edition of Voice Values.

    Please submit all entries to...

    • Margie Goldberg, who helped put on Broadneck High School’s prom breakfast, received her Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Editorial Assistant Luke Jackson.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Margie Goldberg, who helped put on Broadneck High School’s prom breakfast, received her Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Editorial Assistant Luke Jackson.

    Goldberg A Driving Force For Broadneck Prom Breakfast

    By Luke Jackson
    When Margie Goldberg saw her lone child, Brooke, dressed up for Broadneck High School’s prom, she couldn’t contain her emotions.

    “When I saw [her] when she got dressed, that’s like tears,” Goldberg recalled, welling up. “For me, it’s because she’s...

  • Community Calendar

    By Voice Media
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    Every Saturday and Sunday: Flea Market, Sheds, Crabs and Food Trailer at the 8th Avenue Market 6:00am-2:00pm. Info: 410-440-4620.

    Every Tuesday: GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, meets at Pasadena Evangelical Presbyterian Church from 7:00-8:30pm. Info: 410-255-0003...

  • School Ring Found After Being Lost For 45 Years

    By Sharon Mager
    Patty O’Donnell Rush graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School 45 years ago. Rush, now a grandmother, moved from the area and now lives in Leawood, Kansas. The memories from school and seasons of her youth have faded a bit over time, but Rush had a powerful blast from the past recently...
  • SPCC Update

    By Newth Morris
    Memorial Day has come and gone, so we can tell that many of you have not yet registered for summer camp this year. We still have space in our separate eight-week sessions, all designed to be a learning experience and fun time; pick one, two or all eight weeks! Vanessa Bright is our new camp...
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  • Schuh Budget Proposal Surprises AACPL Board With New Direction For County Libraries

    By Peter Crispino
    When Skip Auld wants to know how Anne Arundel County’s libraries stack up against those in neighboring jurisdictions, he doesn’t have to look far for an answer. The executive director of the Anne Arundel County Public Library system needs only to ask his wife, who frequently drives from...
    • A sidewalk along Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard between Cypress Creek Road and the Park Plaza Shopping Center was renovated in May. Severna Park residents continue to clamor for a sidewalk to be built along Jumpers Hole Road between Severna Park Middle School and Kinder Farm Park.Photo by Zach Sparks
      A sidewalk along Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard between Cypress Creek Road and the Park Plaza Shopping Center was renovated in May. Severna Park residents continue to clamor for a sidewalk to be built along Jumpers Hole Road between Severna Park Middle School and Kinder Farm Park.

    Residents Express Interest In Safe Sidewalks For Pedestrians

    By Luke Jackson
    Baltimore-Annapolis Improved, But Jumpers Hole Still In Need

    Although some Severna Park residents continue to clamor for a sidewalk to be built along Jumpers Hole Road between Severna Park Middle School and Kinder Farm Park, such plans were shot down eight years ago and haven’t been...

    • According to North Severna Park resident and avid historian John Hubbard, the community pool was opened in 1955 because there was no water access. Sixty years later, the pool still serves families, and neighbors believe that the pool is the oldest of its kind that has been continually operating in Anne Arundel County.Photos Provided
      According to North Severna Park resident and avid historian John Hubbard, the community pool was opened in 1955 because there was no water access. Sixty years later, the pool still serves families, and neighbors believe that the pool is the oldest of its kind that has been continually operating in Anne Arundel County.

    Celebrating 60 Years Of Family Fun At The North Severna Park Community Pool

    By Jane Seiss
    Severna Park was a very different place in the mid-1950s. There was no middle school or high school, and only a couple of developed neighborhoods existed. At the time, the North Severna Park community, today bordered by Robinson Road and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, was under construction and...
  • Dr. Sokoloff Shares Concussion Insight With Green Hornets Families

    By Voice Media
    Dr. Alan Sokoloff recently spoke to Green Hornets coaches, parents and athletes about concussions, including causes and risks. The presentation was a kickoff to the youth sports organization’s new concussion awareness program, which aims to provide training and educational information...
  • Eastern District Police Station Opens

    By Voice Media
    In mid-May, officers moved into the new Eastern District Police Station, located at 204 Pasadena Road. The old headquarters was located at 3700 Mountain Road. The new 20,000-square-foot facility is more centrally located within its service area, allowing officers to respond more quickly to calls in...
    • J.P. Gourley, a sixth-grade science teacher at Magothy River Middle, shared his experiences of being in the Air Force with Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies class in honor of Memorial Day.Photo by Luke Jackson
      J.P. Gourley, a sixth-grade science teacher at Magothy River Middle, shared his experiences of being in the Air Force with Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies class in honor of Memorial Day.
    • Kim Biggs, the nursing assistant at Magothy River Middle, shows Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies class her uniform from her days in the Navy.Photo by Luke Jackson
      Kim Biggs, the nursing assistant at Magothy River Middle, shows Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies class her uniform from her days in the Navy.
    • Ian and Thomas Cadwalader – sons of Christy Cadwalader, a Spanish teacher at the school – discuss their military duty with Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies class.Photo by Luke Jackson
      Ian and Thomas Cadwalader – sons of Christy Cadwalader, a Spanish teacher at the school – discuss their military duty with Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies class.
    • Eric Elser, husband of Pam, discusses his time in the Navy with Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies class in honor of Memorial Day.Photo by Luke Jackson
      Eric Elser, husband of Pam, discusses his time in the Navy with Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies class in honor of Memorial Day.

    Magothy River Middle Students Gain Appreciation Of Memorial Day’s Real MeaningExclusive

    By Luke Jackson
    Students in Steve Fletcher’s seventh-grade social studies classes at Magothy River Middle School might not have previously known much about the former service members around them in the community, but they do now.

    As part of a service-learning project, Fletcher brought in speakers from...

    • (L-R) Megan Ladabouche, Tatiana Bodnar and Jamie Shade of Old Mill School were recognized as finalists for Kiwanis Teen of the Year during a ceremony at Bella Napoli in Pasadena on May 19. Ladabouche was recognized as the Kiwanis Teen of the Year. The fourth finalist, Severna Park High School student Elizabeth Montagnino, could not attend because she was at a cross-country team awards dinner.Photo by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Megan Ladabouche, Tatiana Bodnar and Jamie Shade of Old Mill School were recognized as finalists for Kiwanis Teen of the Year during a ceremony at Bella Napoli in Pasadena on May 19. Ladabouche was recognized as the Kiwanis Teen of the Year. The fourth finalist, Severna Park High School student Elizabeth Montagnino, could not attend because she was at a cross-country team awards dinner.
    • Kiwanis Teen of the Year finalists Megan Ladabouche, Tatiana Bodnar and Jamie Shade were joined by Kiwanis member Nadine Jacobs.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Kiwanis Teen of the Year finalists Megan Ladabouche, Tatiana Bodnar and Jamie Shade were joined by Kiwanis member Nadine Jacobs.

    Severna Park Kiwanis Club Names Teen Of The YearExclusive

    By Zach Sparks
    Photo 1:  (L-R) Megan Ladabouche, Tatiana Bodnar and Jamie Shade of Old Mill School were recognized as finalists for Kiwanis Teen of the Year during a ceremony at Bella Napoli in Pasadena on May 19. Ladabouche was recognized as the Kiwanis Teen of the Year. The fourth finalist, Severna Park...
    • Although increased, the number of adult female blue crabs remains well below the peak abundances observed in 2010 and 2011 and below the established target level of 215 million crabs.Photo courtesy of Katie Macdonald
      Although increased, the number of adult female blue crabs remains well below the peak abundances observed in 2010 and 2011 and below the established target level of 215 million crabs.

    Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Shows Modest ImprovementExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Adult Females Are No Longer Depleted But Remain At Low Levels

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released the 2015 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey results, which showed the abundance of spawning-age females was 101 million, a substantial rise from 2014, when adult females...

  • Calling All Runners! Bello Machre Announces Every Step Counts 5K RunExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Bello Machre has added a 5K run to its ever-popular Every Step Counts walk and bike fundraiser to benefit people with developmental disabilities. Every Step Counts will start at 9:30am on Saturday, June 13, at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.

    “The Bello Machre Every Step Counts...

  • Asbury Town Neck UMC EventsExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Summer Worship Schedule
    On Sunday, June 7, Asbury Town Neck UMC will introduce new summer worship hours. For the months of June, July and August (first Sunday only), the church will combine its two morning services into one service beginning at 9:00am. Communion will be served. All choirs will...

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