April 24, 2017
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    And The Winners For The 2017 Best Of Severna Park Are…

    By Anonymous
    It took our staff several days to tally all the votes and come up with the list of winners for this year’s Best of Severna Park survey.
    To be eligible, each business must have a commercial address within Severna Park, Arnold or Millersville, and a nominee had to receive at least five votes...
    • At the Severna Park Community Center’s 2017 gala, Executive Director Gwen Kenealy and the center’s board of directors will honor Stew Smith (left) for his volunteer work with Heroes of Tomorrow.Caden Marin
      At the Severna Park Community Center’s 2017 gala, Executive Director Gwen Kenealy and the center’s board of directors will honor Stew Smith (left) for his volunteer work with Heroes of Tomorrow.

    Local Military Hero Stew Smith Named SPCC Superhero Gala Honoree

    By Judy Tacyn
    While swimming at the Severna Park Community Center (SPCC) in 2003, Stew Smith helped a young man who was trying to perfect a stroke used by Navy SEALs and other special ops training programs. That moment was the catalyst behind the inception of Smith’s Heroes of Tomorrow program, which, for...
  • Community Confused By Ruling On Cluster Development

    By Zach Sparks
    Five or six months – that’s how long stakeholders spent hammering out the details of a proposed change to the county’s cluster development laws, according to Ann Fligsten, executive director of Growth Action Network (GAN), a coalition that advocates sustainable, environmentally...
    • At the ASPIRE community leadership dinner and awards ceremony, 10 individuals accepted recognition for their hard work in improving the lives of those around them.Dylan Roche
      At the ASPIRE community leadership dinner and awards ceremony, 10 individuals accepted recognition for their hard work in improving the lives of those around them.

    ASPIRE Recognizes Community Leaders And Influencers

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Each year, the Association for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement (ASPIRE) honors community leaders, each selected by a local organization, for demonstration of “sustained, positive and visionary leadership” in the Greater Severna Park community. This year’s...
  • Anne Arundel County Remains Hopeful In Fight Against Heroin

    By Dylan Roche
    Numbers and statistics can be revealing in many situations, but they don’t always tell the whole story. In the case of Anne Arundel County — where County Executive Steve Schuh recently declared March to be Opioid and Heroin Prevention Awareness Month — the number of reported...
    • Former Green Hornet Mark Budzinski now manages the RubberDucks, a Cleveland Indians minor league affiliate. Budzinski spent seven years in the Indians organization as a player.
      Former Green Hornet Mark Budzinski now manages the RubberDucks, a Cleveland Indians minor league affiliate. Budzinski spent seven years in the Indians organization as a player.
    • Former Green Hornet Mark Budzinski now manages the RubberDucks, a Cleveland Indians minor league affiliate. Budzinski spent seven years in the Indians organization as a player.
      Former Green Hornet Mark Budzinski now manages the RubberDucks, a Cleveland Indians minor league affiliate. Budzinski spent seven years in the Indians organization as a player.
    • Pitcher Tyler Blohm is the newest baseball phenom to come up through the Green Hornets system.
      Pitcher Tyler Blohm is the newest baseball phenom to come up through the Green Hornets system.
    • Matt Griswold and Scott Neuberger came up through the Green Hornets system together and became well-rounded outfielders with Severna Park High School.
      Matt Griswold and Scott Neuberger came up through the Green Hornets system together and became well-rounded outfielders with Severna Park High School.
    • Mark Budzinksi spent most of his professional career in the minor leagues. He now coaches minor leaguers, with an emphasis on consistency.Photo courtesy of Whitney Holmes/Lynchburg Wildcats
      Mark Budzinksi spent most of his professional career in the minor leagues. He now coaches minor leaguers, with an emphasis on consistency.
    • Mark Budzinksi spent most of his professional career in the minor leagues. He now coaches minor leaguers, with an emphasis on consistency.Photo courtesy of Whitney Holmes/Lynchburg Wildcats
      Mark Budzinksi spent most of his professional career in the minor leagues. He now coaches minor leaguers, with an emphasis on consistency.

    Green Hornets Excels As Pipeline For Professional Baseball Players

    By Zach Sparks
    With Season Starting April 8, Former Players Share Their Memories
    Mark Budzinski remembers watching his dad toss baseballs in the backyard grass so his son could replicate the difficulty of picking balls in the dirt. Coming up through the Green Hornets organization, Budzinski continued to work on...
    • Volunteers of the Month Sue Valentine (left) and Monica Stone have put in countless hours to create the silent and live auction for the Severna Park Community Center’s annual gala.Gracie Fairfax
      Volunteers of the Month Sue Valentine (left) and Monica Stone have put in countless hours to create the silent and live auction for the Severna Park Community Center’s annual gala.

    Sue Valentine And Monica Stone Bring The SPCC Gala To Life

    By Gracie Fairfax
    A recent part-time employee at the Severna Park Community Center, Sue Valentine was approached in December about volunteering for the center’s annual gala. She committed to take on the silent/live auction and brought in her Millersville neighbor, Monica Stone, to help with the details. About...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    Here we are — the long-awaited April issue of the Voice, in which we announce the winners of our annual Best of Severna Park contest, is in your hands. Who’s excited?
    We received more than 1,500 ballots this year, so I think it’s safe to say that Severna Park readers are eager to...
    • The Severna Park area is full of Easter festivities the whole family will enjoy.
      The Severna Park area is full of Easter festivities the whole family will enjoy.

    From Egg Hunting To Visits With Peter Cottontail, Enjoy These Easter Activities

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Easter is just around the corner and it’s time to celebrate. The Greater Severna Park area offers a wide selection of festivities for the whole family to enjoy.
    Severna Park Community Center
    With a twist on the original egg hunt, the Severna Park Community Center will hold its Easter Splash...
    • Christie Kajs, project coordinator with Mission 14, recently accepted a citation from Governor Larry Hogan.
      Christie Kajs, project coordinator with Mission 14, recently accepted a citation from Governor Larry Hogan.

    Governor Hogan Honors Mission 14 For Its Work Fighting Human Trafficking

    By Anonymous
    Severna Park’s own Christie Kajs, project coordinator with Mission 14, recently accepted a citation from Governor Larry Hogan in recognition of her efforts to combat human trafficking. Last year, Kajs and Mission 14’s founder/CEO, Nick Cienski, partnered with the Governor’s Office...
  • Saddle Up For Maryland Therapeutic Riding’s Derby Day Benefit

    By Anonymous
    Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR), a nonprofit organization geared toward improving the lives of children, wounded warriors and adults with special needs through equine-based therapies and activities, will hold its eighth annual Derby Day benefit on Saturday, May 6, from 4:30pm to 9:30pm at 1141...
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    • The team of associates at Brightview Severna Park provides exceptional services and quality care to residents and families.
      The team of associates at Brightview Severna Park provides exceptional services and quality care to residents and families.

    Brightview Severna Park Receives Highest HonorExclusive

    By Anonymous
    Brightview Severna Park was recognized as Brightview Senior Living’s Community of the Year during the company’s recent annual awards gala.
    “This is an amazing honor,” said Executive Director Heather Zeiss. “Our extraordinary team of associates provides exceptional...
  • Pasta Dinner For Troop 450 Set For April 23Exclusive

    Provided
    Troop 450 will hold its annual pasta dinner and silent auction on Sunday, April 23, in the St. John the Evangelist School auditorium at 669 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. Guests can choose from two seating options: 4:30pm and 6:00pm. The evening will conclude at 8:00pm.
    Tickets are $10 for...
    • Along with students, staff members (l-r, back row) Jill Rowlett, Ellen Stanton, Linda Cielewich and Jamey Hein are celebrating the 60th anniversary of St. Martin’s-in-the-Field.Judy Tacyn
      Along with students, staff members (l-r, back row) Jill Rowlett, Ellen Stanton, Linda Cielewich and Jamey Hein are celebrating the 60th anniversary of St. Martin’s-in-the-Field.

    St. Martin’s To Celebrate School’s 60th Anniversary During Annual Field PartyExclusive

    By Judy Tacyn
    The 13th annual field party organized by St. Martin’s-in-the-Field, to be held on April 29, will be extra special this year, as the event will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School. The event will also serve as the kickoff of an appeals...
  • Bruins Wow Their Peers And Parents At “Broadneck’s Got Talent” Variety Show

    Provided
    Broadneck students brought their best acts to the stage on the evening of Friday, March 31, for their school’s variety show competition, “Broadneck’s Got Talent.” The teen performers did justice to the event’s title, and in the end, the audience voted Louie Kerdock the...
    • BMW and MINI of Annapolis recently hosted the Annapolis Watercolor Club for an evening of demonstration and exhibition.
      BMW and MINI of Annapolis recently hosted the Annapolis Watercolor Club for an evening of demonstration and exhibition.
    • BMW and MINI of Annapolis recently hosted the Annapolis Watercolor Club for an evening of demonstration and exhibition.
      BMW and MINI of Annapolis recently hosted the Annapolis Watercolor Club for an evening of demonstration and exhibition.
    • BMW and MINI of Annapolis recently hosted the Annapolis Watercolor Club for an evening of demonstration and exhibition.
      BMW and MINI of Annapolis recently hosted the Annapolis Watercolor Club for an evening of demonstration and exhibition.
    • “Sunrise on the Severn” and “DC Sunrise” by Arnold’s Kathy Gardiner were among the many watercolor works featured at BMW.
      “Sunrise on the Severn” and “DC Sunrise” by Arnold’s Kathy Gardiner were among the many watercolor works featured at BMW.
    • “Sunrise on the Severn” and “DC Sunrise” by Arnold’s Kathy Gardiner were among the many watercolor works featured at BMW.
      “Sunrise on the Severn” and “DC Sunrise” by Arnold’s Kathy Gardiner were among the many watercolor works featured at BMW.
    • The Annapolis Watercolor Club’s exhibit at BMW included March Bezanson’s portrait of a peacock, titled “Good to be King.”
      The Annapolis Watercolor Club’s exhibit at BMW included March Bezanson’s portrait of a peacock, titled “Good to be King.”

    Annapolis Car Dealerships Host Local Watercolor Show

    By Jane Seiss
    The showrooms of BMW and MINI of Annapolis became surprising locations for a special art show put on by the Watercolor Club of Annapolis this spring. From March 1 through 30, 105 works by 35 members of the club were displayed at the adjacent car dealerships.
    An artist reception was held on the...
  • Broadneck Community Updates

    By Anonymous
    Mark Your Calendar: Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival
    Cape St. Claire’s biggest event of the year is only weeks away. Strawberries are nearly in season, and Cape St. Claire’s annual strawberry festival is set for Saturday, June 3, beginning with a parade at the Cape St. Claire...
  • Volunteers Team Up To Keep Cape Clean

    By Anonymous
    While many people throughout the community might have chosen to sleep in or go out for coffee on a Saturday morning, a group of service-minded volunteers from Cape St. Claire donned their rubber boots, dirty jeans and sweatshirts for a cleanup effort led by Cape Conservation Corps on April 1. From...
  • The End Of An Era: Goodbye, SPHS!

    By Dylan Roche
    Countless Severna Park residents watched today as destruction began on the old Severna Park High School, which has been the educational home of generations of students in the 60 years since it opened. Construction crews tore down walls on the old gym, including the iconic Falcons sign that faced...
    • The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.Photos by Richard Marshall
      The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.
    • The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.Photos by Richard Marshall
      The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.
    • The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.Photos by Richard Marshall
      The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.

    Hockey For Heroes Tournament Supports Wounded Veterans

    By Richard Marshall
    For the fourth consecutive year, the Navy Youth Hockey organization hosted its season-ending Hockey for Heroes event March 10 and 11 at the McMullen Ice Arena in Annapolis. The 24-hour ice hockey tournament to benefit wounded U.S. military veteran organizations has become both a mainstay and annual...





    Beloved Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival Tradition Gets Its Feet Wet On New SPHS Stage

    By Dylan Roche
    Consider it a little bit ironic that Severna Park High School Stage Company would choose “Atlantis” as the theme for this year’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival, the music extravaganza that brings together not only the entire school to create it but also the entire town to watch...

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