January 31, 2015
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  • Community Remembers Coach Edward Wilson

    By Dylan Roche
    Longtime Severna Park resident Edward P. Wilson Jr., affectionately known as “Coach” or “Coach Baby” to friends and family, recently died at age 92 after a brief illness.
    Coach Wilson was born on April 18, 1922, in Annapolis and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin. A member of the...
    • The recent FY2016 operating and capital budget recommended by Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto to the AACPS Board of Education includes funding for construction at Severna Park High School, which began last spring and has continued on pace for 2018 completion.Photo by Dylan Roche
      The recent FY2016 operating and capital budget recommended by Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto to the AACPS Board of Education includes funding for construction at Severna Park High School, which began last spring and has continued on pace for 2018 completion.
    • The recent FY2016 operating and capital budget recommended by Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto to the AACPS Board of Education includes funding for construction at Severna Park High School, which began last spring and has continued on pace for 2018 completion.Photo by Dylan Roche
      The recent FY2016 operating and capital budget recommended by Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto to the AACPS Board of Education includes funding for construction at Severna Park High School, which began last spring and has continued on pace for 2018 completion.

    Arlotto’s Budget Recommendation Highlights Capital Projects At Three Local Schools

    By Dylan Roche
    The Severna Park and Broadneck feeder schools could benefit greatly from the $1.1 billion budget recommendation recently made by Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto to the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education. Presented at the December meeting, Arlotto’s recommendation for...
    • Severna Park Library, currently closed for renovation, will reopen on February 1 with many new, modern amenities, including a Wi-Fi bar, a comfortable reading area and four new self-checkout machines, as well as circulation and information areas that are more efficient for patron use.
      Severna Park Library, currently closed for renovation, will reopen on February 1 with many new, modern amenities, including a Wi-Fi bar, a comfortable reading area and four new self-checkout machines, as well as circulation and information areas that are more efficient for patron use.
    • Severna Park Library, currently closed for renovation, will reopen on February 1 with many new, modern amenities, including a Wi-Fi bar, a comfortable reading area and four new self-checkout machines, as well as circulation and information areas that are more efficient for patron use.
      Severna Park Library, currently closed for renovation, will reopen on February 1 with many new, modern amenities, including a Wi-Fi bar, a comfortable reading area and four new self-checkout machines, as well as circulation and information areas that are more efficient for patron use.
    • Severna Park Library, currently closed for renovation, will reopen on February 2 with many new, modern amenities, including a Wi-Fi bar, a comfortable reading area and four new self-checkout machines, as well as circulation and information areas that are more efficient for patron use.
      Severna Park Library, currently closed for renovation, will reopen on February 2 with many new, modern amenities, including a Wi-Fi bar, a comfortable reading area and four new self-checkout machines, as well as circulation and information areas that are more efficient for patron use.

    Renovation Project Brings Community Library Into The 21st Century

    By Dylan Roche
    Bookworms and other media consumers have probably noticed by now that the Severna Park Library temporarily closed its doors in early January. The good news? When the local branch of Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) reopens on Monday, February 2, it will feature many new, modern amenities...
  • SPHS Senior Bailey Barcome To Be Awarded At AACC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    For as long as she can remember, Severna Park High School senior Bailey Barcome has enjoyed helping people. As a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Annapolis, she’s spent the last two summers doing missionary work in Honduras and has traveled to McAllen, Texas, to assist...
  • What To Watch For As General Assembly Convenes

    By Peter Crispino
    The Maryland General Assembly’s 90-day session convened on January 14, and for only the fifth time in 45 years, the veto stamp will be in the hands of a Republican governor.

    Once Governor-elect Larry Hogan is sworn in on January 21, all eyes in Annapolis will be focused on how the state’s top elected official will navigate the Democrat-dominated legislature as he attempts to advance the conservative platform that got him elected. Factor in the myriad bills dealing with divisive issues such as minimum wage, marijuana and health care, plus the influx of newly elected legislators, and the 2015 session already appears rife with intrigue.

    Two familiar faces control the leadership...
  • The Voice Is Seeking Severna Park’s Greatest Proposal Story

    By admin
    Love Is In The Air, And Your Story Could Be The Winner!

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Voice would like to find and acknowledge Severna Park’s best proposal story. Whether it was a grand production that took place in front of a crowd or a moment that was more intimately shared by the two of you, we want to hear the tale of how you proposed or were proposed to.

    To enter, simply write and submit your story, which will be entered to win a gift certificate from Bill Bateman's Bistro, a bouquet of flowers from Benfield Florist and a bottle of champagne from Goska’s Liquors. The winning story, along with a photo of the couple, will be printed in the February 12 issue of...
    • Dylan Roche presents Debbe Fry and Sher Atkinson with their awards for Volunteer of the Month in recognition of their work coordinating the Backpack Buddies program through Woods Church.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Dylan Roche presents Debbe Fry and Sher Atkinson with their awards for Volunteer of the Month in recognition of their work coordinating the Backpack Buddies program through Woods Church.

    Sher Atkinson And Debbe Fry Nourish Young Bodies And Minds Through Backpack Buddies

    By Dylan Roche
    Over the years, Sher Atkinson and Debbe Fry have given time and energy to many projects through the Local and World Missions programs at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. At any given time, Atkinson might be working on an overseas trip, the Stephen Ministry or Partners in Care; Fry might be...
  • Locally Formed Sierra Leone Education Fund Provides Vital Support During Ebola Crisis

    By Jane Seiss
    In 2010, a group of Maryland residents formed the Sierra Leone Education Fund (SLEF) to raise money to provide school supplies for students in an elementary school in the small town of Moyamba. It was Severna Park resident Jennifer Pilholski’s idea, and she worked with friends Eric Wolvovsky...

    The Voice’s Colin Murphy Awarded Media Person Of The Year

    By admin
    Congratulations to the Voice’s own Colin Murphy for being named the 2015 Media Person of the Year by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches (MSABC). Murphy, the Voice’s sports editor, was nominated by Ken King, the varsity baseball coach at Chesapeake High School. “I...
  • Heritage Community Church To Screen Trafficking Documentary “In Plain Sight”

    By Provided
    The Amazing Grace Ministries at Heritage Community Church of Severn invites community members to a screening of “In Plain Sight: Stories of Hope and Freedom,” a national documentary featuring six modern-day abolitionists who fight human trafficking in the United States. The film,...
  • Nail Designs By Shannon To Host Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    By Provided
    Severna Park-based Nail Designs By Shannon recently announced that it will hold a Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 7, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Lighthouse Church, located at 102 North Langley Road in Glen Burnie. The event will honor all active military spouses with a free day...
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  • Ledo Pizza Owner Martin Gorman Named Honorary Lions Club Member

    By Ariana Marshall
    In recognition of his significant contributions in fundraising for the Severn River Lions Club (SRLC), local businessman Martin Gorman was recently named an honorary member of the international service club organization.

    As owner of Ledo Pizza in Severna Park, Pasadena and Millersville, Martin...

  • SPCC Update

    By Newth Morris
    Are you up for a challenge in the new year? SPCC has one for you! On Saturday, January 17, SPCC will host Stew Smith and the Heroes of Tomorrow as they launch a Special Ops Tri and Monster Mash. This is a fitness challenge open to all comers. The event will include a 1-mile swim, a 4-mile run and a...
    • On December 17, local children created and hung a “Welcome Home Terrapins” sign in EcoAdventures’ large Rainforest Room, joyfully celebrating the arrival of four turtles rescued from smuggling.Photos courtesy of Jessica Rosnick
      On December 17, local children created and hung a “Welcome Home Terrapins” sign in EcoAdventures’ large Rainforest Room, joyfully celebrating the arrival of four turtles rescued from smuggling.
    • One of the rescued terrapins settled in to his new home at EcoAdventures.Photos courtesy of Jessica Rosnick
      One of the rescued terrapins settled in to his new home at EcoAdventures.

    Rescued Turtles Find New Home At EcoAdventures In Millersville

    By Ariana Marshall
    Four turtles seized by U.S. Fish and Wildlife inspectors in Anchorage, Alaska, have found a new home in Millersville. EcoAdventures, a hands-on education, enrichment and conservation center, welcomed the turtles after a cross-country trek from their makeshift home at the Anchorage Museum. On...
  • Get Ready, Severna Park! The “Best Of” Contest Is Coming!

    By admin
    The next two editions of Severna Park Voice, to be delivered in homes and businesses on February 12 and March 12, will each include a ballot for the Voice’s annual Best Of Severna Park contest. We want to know which businesses, restaurants, services and venues in the Greater Severna Park area...
  • Warmhearted Polar Bear Prep For 19th-Annual Plunge

    By Provided
    Brrrr! The waters of the Chesapeake will be cold on Saturday, January 24, but more than 10,000 plungers from across the state will take a dip into the bay to benefit Special Olympics Maryland at the Maryland State Police’s 19th-annual Polar Bear Plunge and PlungeFest at Sandy Point State Park...
    • Throughout her long life, Heartlands resident Dorothy Fontaine - who recently turned 104 - has filled many professional and volunteer roles and been alive to see many historic events.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Throughout her long life, Heartlands resident Dorothy Fontaine - who recently turned 104 - has filled many professional and volunteer roles and been alive to see many historic events.

    Heartlands Resident Dorothy Fontaine Turns 104

    By Provided
    Dorothy Roselius Fontaine, a resident of Heartlands Assisted Living at Severna Park, recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Fontaine (nee Hilpert) was born on December 13, 1910, in Bronx, New York. She grew up in New York and graduated from Flushing High School in 1929 before attending Ohio State...
  • Earleigh Station Project Derailed After Two Key Developments

    By Zach Sparks
    The potential construction of an 84-unit apartment complex on Ritchie Highway drew heavy criticism and debate during town meetings held over the last few months, but for now, that project has been defeated.

     

    In late December, the developer, Enterprise Homes, was denied the funding it...

    • Sergeant Neil McKee was one of several officers honored during the Eastern District Police Station’s annual awards banquet on December 17.Photos by Shane Jacobus
      Sergeant Neil McKee was one of several officers honored during the Eastern District Police Station’s annual awards banquet on December 17.
    • Corporal James Keifline received a plaque from Captain Michelle Simpson to recognize his honor as Police Community Relations Council Officer of the Year.Photos by Shane Jacobus
      Corporal James Keifline received a plaque from Captain Michelle Simpson to recognize his honor as Police Community Relations Council Officer of the Year.
    • Mark Zukowski was named Detective of the Year for the third time. Constituent services representative Sara Gannon presented Zukowski with an executive citation to mark his accomplishment.Photos by Shane Jacobus
      Mark Zukowski was named Detective of the Year for the third time. Constituent services representative Sara Gannon presented Zukowski with an executive citation to mark his accomplishment.
    • Robert Jones was named Booking Officer of the Year for his extreme diligence during intake procedures and his ability to calm agitated prisoners.Photos by Shane Jacobus
      Robert Jones was named Booking Officer of the Year for his extreme diligence during intake procedures and his ability to calm agitated prisoners.
    • With more than 940 hours of volunteer service in 2014, Thom Higgins earned the honor of Reserve Officer of the Year.Photos by Shane Jacobus
      With more than 940 hours of volunteer service in 2014, Thom Higgins earned the honor of Reserve Officer of the Year.

    Eastern District Officers Honored During Awards Banquet

    By Shane Jacobus
    The Eastern District of the Anne Arundel County Police Department recently honored five of its officers at an annual awards banquet held at the Eastern District Police Station. Each of these five recipients was presented with a plaque by Captain Michelle Simpson, who read each of their names and...
  • AACC Hosts Freeze Your Buns 5K For Special Olympics

    By Provided
    Want to burn off those extra holiday calories and earn money for Special Olympics Maryland at the same time? Then Anne Arundel Community College has the race for you! The AACC Department of Public Safety and Police will sponsor the second-annual Freeze Your Buns 5K Walk/Run, set for Saturday,...
  • Editor's Voice

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Editor’s Voice
    By Hayley Gable Bowerman, @hayleygable

     Six years ago, I started writing for a publication that was brand new to the community I’d grown up in. The Pasadena Voice – along with my new byline – made its debut in February 2009,    and...


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