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    Weekend Events February 16-18

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Severna Park! Check out what's going on around town this weekend.

    Friday, February 16
     
    Frozen Harbor Music Festival at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 5:00pm.
    More info here.
     
    Champions Of Magic at Hippodrome Theatre. 7:30pm.
    More info here.
     ...


    Cast Your Vote For The Best Of Severna Park

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  • Celebrating Black History

    By Zach Sparks
    Traditions And Storytelling Remain Keys To Preserving The Past
    As a pastor, a former radiologist and an umpire for rec league baseball, the Rev. Jerome Howard lives a purposeful life. But it’s a life that may have been entirely different if not for the influence of his grandfather, the Rev....

    Weekend Events February 9-11

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Severna Park! Here's a list of what's going on around town this weekend, including some early Valentine's Day events. 

    Friday, February 9
     
    Valentine’s Day Celebration at Park Tavern. Runs through February 14.
    More info here. 
     
    Blues...

    • Marjorie Holt, a 14-year member of Congress and a resident of Severna Park for 67 years, passed away in January, leaving a legacy of influence on both the local and national political scene.Photo Provided
      Marjorie Holt, a 14-year member of Congress and a resident of Severna Park for 67 years, passed away in January, leaving a legacy of influence on both the local and national political scene.
    • Marjorie Holt, a 14-year member of Congress and a resident of Severna Park for 67 years, passed away in January, leaving a legacy of influence on both the local and national political scene.Photo Provided
      Marjorie Holt, a 14-year member of Congress and a resident of Severna Park for 67 years, passed away in January, leaving a legacy of influence on both the local and national political scene.
    • Marjorie Holt, a 14-year member of Congress and a resident of Severna Park for 67 years, passed away in January, leaving a legacy of influence on both the local and national political scene.Photo Provided
      Marjorie Holt, a 14-year member of Congress and a resident of Severna Park for 67 years, passed away in January, leaving a legacy of influence on both the local and national political scene.

    “Barriers Meant Nothing To Her”

    By Dylan Roche
    Remembering The Legacy Of Former Rep. Marjorie S. Holt

    When she was 11 years old, a little girl who would one day be known to the nation as Rep. Marjorie S. Holt – then, in 1931, named Marjorie Lucille Sewell – went out to take her father’s 1929 Chevrolet for a joy drive. In...

    • Located in Crownsville, Chesapeake Bayhawks Village would include a 10,000-seat stadium, parking spaces and a promenade featuring restaurants, shops and possibly a hotel.Photo Provided
      Located in Crownsville, Chesapeake Bayhawks Village would include a 10,000-seat stadium, parking spaces and a promenade featuring restaurants, shops and possibly a hotel.
    • The three-phase proposal involves the county fairgrounds and former Crownsville Hospital Center.Photo Provided
      The three-phase proposal involves the county fairgrounds and former Crownsville Hospital Center.
    • A 10,000-seat stadium would provide an appropriate venue for Major League Lacrosse games.Photo Provided
      A 10,000-seat stadium would provide an appropriate venue for Major League Lacrosse games.
    • Josh Byrne, 2017 MLL Rookie of the YearPhoto Provided
      Josh Byrne, 2017 MLL Rookie of the Year
    • The Chesapeake Bayhawks currently play their homes games at the 34,000-seat Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.Photo Provided
      The Chesapeake Bayhawks currently play their homes games at the 34,000-seat Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

    Chesapeake Bayhawks Announce Ambitious Plan To Build Stadium And Athletic Complex In Crownsville

    By Zach Sparks
    Twenty years ago, nearly 69,000 spectators watched as Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway sprang helicopter-style into the air to gain a first down en route to his first Super Bowl win against the Green Bay Packers. More than 65,400 fans observed as New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera induced...
    • county’s fleet of vehicles is inspected at the Bureau of Highways Central Road Operations District Yard in Crownsville.Photo Provided
      county’s fleet of vehicles is inspected at the Bureau of Highways Central Road Operations District Yard in Crownsville.
    • The Maryland State Highway Administration now utilizes a quad-axle truck with a wing plow.Photo Provided
      The Maryland State Highway Administration now utilizes a quad-axle truck with a wing plow.

    The Role Of Public Works: Snow Removal

    By Zach Sparks
    Why Wasn’t My Street Plowed? And Other Common Questions

    From a department operations center in Annapolis, workers log emergency calls on computer screens and a backup generator stands at the ready. No, the Bureau of Highways employees are not preparing for a nuclear blast or a hurricane...

  • Greater Severna Park Chamber Installs Board Of Directors

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    The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce installed its newest board of directors and officers on Wednesday, January 31, at Chartwell Golf & Country Club. The coming year’s officers are Megan Orzechowski (Opportunity Builders), president; Brian Harper (Severn Bank PC), first...
    • Longtime Project Linus volunteers Ann Grieb (left) and Leah Stocksdale (center) received their Volunteer of the Month Awards from Sales Account Executive Bryan Vandanna.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Longtime Project Linus volunteers Ann Grieb (left) and Leah Stocksdale (center) received their Volunteer of the Month Awards from Sales Account Executive Bryan Vandanna.

    Project Linus Gives Back To Community

    By Maya Pottiger
    Project Linus volunteers Ann Grieb and Leah Stocksdale both responded to the organization’s newspaper ad calling for volunteers.
     

    “My daughter received one in the hospital, and then I was looking for volunteer opportunities as my kids got older, and I saw it in the paper as...

  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    Say what you want about all the superstition and tradition surrounding Groundhog Day, but for a holiday on which we all look to a rodent for meteorological insight, we seem to get pretty disappointed when Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter as he did this year....
    • Anne Marie Peel was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2011, but she had been experiencing symptoms long before. Now, she is finding ways of fighting back against the disease.Photo Provided
      Anne Marie Peel was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2011, but she had been experiencing symptoms long before. Now, she is finding ways of fighting back against the disease.
    • Anne Marie Peel was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2011, but she had been experiencing symptoms long before. Now, she is finding ways of fighting back against the disease.Photo Provided
      Anne Marie Peel was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2011, but she had been experiencing symptoms long before. Now, she is finding ways of fighting back against the disease.

    A Day In The Life: Anne Marie Peel Fights MS

    By Maya Pottiger
    After six years of doctor’s appointments, Anne Marie Peel finally got her diagnosis: multiple sclerosis.
    “It often takes a long time to diagnose an MS patient because it’s not a clear-cut diagnosis; it’s a diagnosis by ruling other things out,” Peel said. “If it...
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  • Congratulations To The Winner Of Our Best Love Story 2018 Contest!

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    Nigel And Marsha Leach
    I left England at 22.
    By the time I met Marsha at 26, I had traveled in 30 countries. I was an expedition leader and led overland adventures from London to Kathmandu in Nepal. The trip lasted 10 weeks one way, and I had 25 passengers.
    I also led treks into the Himalayas to...
  • The Man Who Got Shot

    By Ellen Kinsella
    “Lucy,” a young, married mother of three, and her husband, “Paul,” are both employed. One day, Lucy received a panicked call from her husband’s boss stating that Paul had been struck by a bullet intended for someone else at work. He had been literally caught in the...
  • Valentine's Day Specials Around Town

    By Maya Pottiger
    If you're looking for somewhere special to take your special someone on Valentine's Day, look no further. We put together a rundown of the places around town with Valentine's Day menus or other specials.

    Garry's Grill.
    In addition to enjoying half-priced wine by either the...

  • Family Roots Run Deep Along The Severn River In Storybook Linstead

    By Judy Tacyn
    If it were possible to combine Tom Sawyer’s river adventures with a quintessential Norman Rockwell neighborhood setting, the outcome just might be a lazy summer scene on the Severn River in the idyllic Linstead neighborhood of Severna Park. With water views from three sides — Yantz...
  • DPW Announces Project On Bay Green Drive

    By Voice Media
    Look For Eight- To 10-Week Road Closure In March
    The Department of Public Works will soon move forward with the Bay Green Drive culvert repair and replacement project in Arnold. The project will consist of analyzing and designing a repair and reconstruction of approximately 125 linear feet of a 54...
  • Woods To Hold “Escalation” Screening And Discussion On Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships

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    Join the One Love Foundation for a free screening of “Escalation” at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church on February 25 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The film teaches viewers how to recognize and respond to unhealthy relationships. After Yeardley Love was murdered by her estranged boyfriend in...
    • Jack (left) and Derek (right) got to meet Anthony Ferraro after the movie screening was over.Photo Provided
      Jack (left) and Derek (right) got to meet Anthony Ferraro after the movie screening was over.
    • Jack (left) and Derek Grossi both wrestle for the Pasadena Buccaneers but also play baseball and flag football.Photo Provided
      Jack (left) and Derek Grossi both wrestle for the Pasadena Buccaneers but also play baseball and flag football.
    • At the end of the “A Shot in the Dark” screening, there was a Q&A with those who were involved in the film’s creation.Photo Provided
      At the end of the “A Shot in the Dark” screening, there was a Q&A with those who were involved in the film’s creation.

    Grossi Family Makes Connections With Wrestling

    By Maya Pottiger
    Wrestling runs in the Grossi family.
     

    When they heard about “A Shot in the Dark,” a documentary about a blind high school wrestler, they knew they had to make the trip to New York to see the screening.
     

    “It just got us really motivated,” said Lara...

  • STEP UP Lacrosse Charity To Host Fundraiser At Brian Boru

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    To generate funds for the creation of a children’s book, STEP UP Lacrosse Charity will hold a fundraiser at Brian Boru Irish Restaurant and Pub on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. A motivational children’s book, “Charlie STEPs UP to Lacrosse” comes with a lacrosse...
  • Community Briefs

    By Voice Media
    “The Girl With Two Mothers”
    Anne Arundel Genealogical Society will present “The Girl With Two Mothers,” featuring guest speaker Anne Sundermann, on Thursday, March 1, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm in the fellowship hall at Severna Park United Methodist Church (731 Benfield Road)....
  • Sixth Annual St. Jude Zumbathon Set For March 17

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    Dance to save a life at the sixth annual St. Jude Zumbathon, which will be held March 17 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Severna Park Community Center’s basketball court. The Zumbathon is a two-hour nonstop dance party featuring 17 instructors from around the community. Other entertainment...

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