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    Santa Plans His Appearances In The Park This Season

    By Dylan Roche
    Santa has a busy end-of-year rush to get everything ready for Christmas Eve. He has to put finishing touches on all the toys that his elves have made, and he has to train his reindeer to be in peak physical condition for their worldwide flight.
    But even with everything he has to do, he and Mrs....



    Buy Locally Made Desserts And Delight Holiday Guests

    By Jane Seiss
    The holidays are a wonderful time to indulge in pastries, cakes and treats made locally by talented chefs. Several area businesses are eager to help you make Thanksgiving or Christmas gatherings memorable with their sumptuous offerings.
    Cakes and Confections
    342 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park...

    How To Engage In Giving This Holiday Season

    By Zach Sparks
    For some Anne Arundel County residents, the sound of Salvation Army bells clanging or the sight of homeless crowds shuffling into a food pantry are just as synonymous with the holiday season as gift-wrapped tech gadgets and long checkout lines. But for most people, those experiences rarely...


    Gift-Giving Inspiration For The Holiday Season

    By Rob Odle
    Gift giving can often be the most stressful part of the holidays. Even if you are able to nail down someone’s interests, it’s always tough to find the perfect present. “Money in an envelope just won’t cut it,” you think, “but what in the world can I buy?”...

    ‘Tis The Season For Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival Of Trees

    By Voice Media
    Join Kennedy Krieger Institute in welcoming Santa Claus to a winter wonderland during the 27th annual Festival of Trees. The East Coast’s largest holiday-themed festival returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds from Friday, November 25, to Sunday, November 27, with decorated trees, a...
    • Sports editor Colin Murphy’s son, Kellen, and niece, Adrian, watch as his mom lights plum pudding ablaze with blue fire.Provided
      Sports editor Colin Murphy’s son, Kellen, and niece, Adrian, watch as his mom lights plum pudding ablaze with blue fire.

    Plum Puddings, Red Ryder BB Guns And White Elephants

    By Voice Media
    Here at the Severna Park Voice, we work as hard as Santa’s elves, but when we’ve met our deadlines and sent this Holiday Guide and our December edition off to the printer, we take a well-deserved break to celebrate the holidays with our families and friends.
    What’s especially fun...
  • Holiday Events Calendar

    By Voice Media
    ONGOING

    Through Nov 30: Admiral Cleaners holds a Call for Coats collection. Info: www.admiralcleaners.com.

    Saturdays and Sundays through Dec 18: Santa Claus visits Homestead Gardens in Severna Park. 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays and noon-4:00pm on Sundays. Info: www.homesteadgardens.com.

    Through Jan 1: Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park. Every evening from 5:00pm-10:00pm. Info: www.lightsonthebay.org.

    Through Jan 8: “A Christmas Carol” is at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. Info: www.tobysdinnertheatre.com.

    NOVEMBER

    Nov 16: Lights and Leashes walk to benefit Anne Arundel SPCA 6:00-9:00pm at Sandy Point State Park. Info: www.aacspca.org.

    Nov 17: Santa visits Marley...


    Holiday Spirit Is For Sale At Providence Center

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    Set back off Route 2 in Arnold, you’ll find a specialty gift store like no other in Anne Arundel County. Providence Center’s Gifts that Give retail store is packed with Maryland-based specialty items. Shoppers can find something for everyone on their holiday list and make an impact on...
  • When Someone’s Missing From Your Holiday Picture: Six Tips For Surviving The Season

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    Holiday traditions often come with name tags: Bob’s mulled cider, Jason’s family menorah, or Sue’s Christmas newsletter. These are special people, and the role they fill makes these seasonal traditions an integral part of family gatherings and memory-making.
    When that person has...
  • Schuh To Introduce Cluster Development Legislation

    By Zach Sparks
    After almost every recent town meeting, Severna Park and Broadneck residents could have benefitted from two items – a throat lozenge and a good night’s sleep – because of the excessive amount of time and energy spent debating the ramifications of cluster developments like Sabrina...


    Early Voting Draws A Crowd

    By Larry Sells
    On the first day of early voting in Maryland, October 27, more than 1,000 people passed through the doors of the Severna Park Library to cast their ballot in the presidential election. Residents endured long lines — at times extending outside and wrapping around the building — and even...
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    • The Freymanns are one of many Severna Park families who participate in Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy, which provides backpacks for people experiencing homelessness.Provided
      The Freymanns are one of many Severna Park families who participate in Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy, which provides backpacks for people experiencing homelessness.

    Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy Prepares For Upcoming Season

    By Judy Tacyn
    After more than a year since the sudden death of Linda Greenberg, the founder of Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy (GBLL), her spirit remains thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and the unwavering commitment and dedication of Executive Director Jeanette Middleton-Sudano.
    “It...
    • Arnold Mom Carves Out Time For A Halloween Ritual Honoring Her SonProvided
      Arnold Mom Carves Out Time For A Halloween Ritual Honoring Her Son

    Arnold Mom Carves Out Time For A Halloween Ritual Honoring Her Son

    By Zach Sparks
    For at least four decades, a mysterious figure cloaked in black has gained widespread attention by visiting the Baltimore grave of Edgar Allan Poe on his birthday, placing three roses and a bottle of cognac next to his headstone. Not gaining as much attention is Kelly Brady’s less mysterious...
    • Tom Caraker III received the Engineer Award from park ranger Helen Overman at the annual meeting of Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails.
      Tom Caraker III received the Engineer Award from park ranger Helen Overman at the annual meeting of Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails.

    Annual Meeting Recognizes Trail Volunteers And Highlights Upcoming Projects

    By Sharon Mager
    “You’d be surprised how many trails are in the state of Maryland; we’re fast approaching a network of trails,” Steve Carr, former trails coordinator for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, told the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails (FAAT) when he addressed them...
    • Maps and artwork — such as these by John Smith and George Alsop — depict what life was like in the Chesapeake Bay region at the time of European contact.Courtesy of the Library of Congress
      Maps and artwork — such as these by John Smith and George Alsop — depict what life was like in the Chesapeake Bay region at the time of European contact.

    A Look At The Precolonial Culture Of The Chesapeake

    By Dylan Roche and Zach Sparks
    The story goes that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Puritan pilgrims at Plymouth after a long but successful agricultural season, in which these settlers in the New World had been assisted by the Wampanoag tribe, who taught them to grow corn and other crops.
    So how about the colonists...
    • For her work with the Severna Park Kiwanis Club, Krista Latchaw, who brought along her son Lincoln, received November’s Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Publisher Lonnie Lancione.Rob Odle
      For her work with the Severna Park Kiwanis Club, Krista Latchaw, who brought along her son Lincoln, received November’s Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Publisher Lonnie Lancione.

    Krista Latchaw Has Had A Short But Storied Tenure With The Severna Park Kiwanis Club

    By Rob Odle
    While searching for a community service group to join, Krista Latchaw happened upon the Severna Park Kiwanis Club. She didn’t know much about the club, but she found its members to be inviting and knowledgeable. Latchaw joined in 2013 and immediately made a lasting impression on the club and...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    As I sit here writing this, I’m looking at photos of youngsters from around town dressed up as witches, ghosts and goblins, but I know that as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, all the pumpkins will turn into evergreen trees and all the radio stations will be playing holiday...



    Blast From The Past

    By Zach Sparks
    Have you ever read a great novel, only to be dismayed at the discovery of a cliffhanger? Have you ever glanced over a news article, only to wonder what happened to the child prodigy with Broadway aspirations or the old lady who lived in a shoe? (OK, maybe that last example wasn’t from a news...





    SPCC’s Monster Mash Pasta Bash Puts A Wicked Twist On Spaghetti Dinner Tradition

    By Larry Sells
    The Severna Park Community Center’s annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser got a jolt from Dr. Frankenstein’s electrodes this year, revitalizing the popular community tradition as a Halloween celebration dubbed the Monster Mash Pasta Bash. Celebrity servers — including business owners...
    • A large group of Severna Park residents came out to show their support for Ellie’s Bus at RockWell Fitness’ Big Night Out.Provided
      A large group of Severna Park residents came out to show their support for Ellie’s Bus at RockWell Fitness’ Big Night Out.

    RockWell Fitness’ Big Night Out Benefits Ellie’s Bus

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    Locally owned RockWell Fitness held its annual Big Night Out Severna Park on Saturday, September 24. This year, the event benefitted Ellie’s Bus, a local foundation established to create awareness of teen depression and suicide.
    The outdoor event brought out many Severna Park residents for a...
  • GSPACC Enriches Holiday Season With Community Events

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s time to pack up the Halloween decorations and get ready for the holidays. Throughout November and December, the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce will spread good will and cheer throughout town by holding three of its more popular community events — the Holiday...

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