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    • National Night Out, held on August 2 at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, gave citizens a chance to meet first responders in a welcoming environment.Larry Sells
      National Night Out, held on August 2 at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, gave citizens a chance to meet first responders in a welcoming environment.

    “We’re Building The Community Of The Future”

    By Dylan Roche
    National Night Out Gives Families A Chance To Meet First Responders In A Welcoming Environment
    Who can blame a child for associating the police with danger, tragedy or fear? Their only interaction with the men and women in blue is usually when there’s some sort of trouble, even if it’s...
    • Cindy Ricci, a Ravens Nest 10 member known as Purple Dame, embraces her superfan status by giving back to charity.Provided
      Cindy Ricci, a Ravens Nest 10 member known as Purple Dame, embraces her superfan status by giving back to charity.

    For Some Ravens Fans, Charity And Fandom Is A Dedicated Endeavor

    By Zach Sparks
    For Cindy Ricci, transitioning from an average Ravens fan into Purple Dame – a persona that earned her entry into Pro Football’s Ultimate Fan Association in 2009 – was a gradual process.
    “Just like any fans who have their game day rituals or wear their game-day attire, it...
    • A group of climbers from Severna Park and other parts of Anne Arundel County recently braved Mount Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Mission 14 in the fight against human trafficking.Provided
      A group of climbers from Severna Park and other parts of Anne Arundel County recently braved Mount Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Mission 14 in the fight against human trafficking.

    Novice Climbers Take On Mount Kilimanjaro To Aid The Fight Against Human Trafficking

    By Rob Odle
    In early July, 11 climbers set out to do what might seem impossible for many: to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. The goal was not simply to prove to the world that anyone can accomplish great things with plenty of training and even more dedication, but rather to raise awareness and funds through the...
    • The Severna Park Community Center recently welcomed Gwen Kenealy to the role of executive director. The 27-year Severna Park resident brings a solid business background with a specialty in human resources.Dylan Roche
      The Severna Park Community Center recently welcomed Gwen Kenealy to the role of executive director. The 27-year Severna Park resident brings a solid business background with a specialty in human resources.

    Gwen Kenealy Steps Into Role Of Executive Director At SPCC

    By Dylan Roche
    When Newth Morris, former executive director of the Severna Park Community Center, retired at the beginning of summer 2016, he left big shoes to be filled. The center needed a leader who would be able to unite the many people and programs associated with the multidiscipline facility and...
    • With the exterior of the new Severna Park High School nearly complete, crews have turned their attention to finishing the interior of the building.Dylan Roche
      With the exterior of the new Severna Park High School nearly complete, crews have turned their attention to finishing the interior of the building.

    Construction Of New Severna Park High School Nears Completion

    By Dylan Roche
    August 22 marks the first day of school for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, but for the freshmen who step through the doors of Severna Park High School on that Monday morning, the date might be a little bit more significant.
    That’s because this year’s first day of school will be...
    • Aubrey (left) and Hannah Lautenschlager received their Volunteer of the Month Awards from Voice inside sales rep Stephanie Wright.Rob Odle
      Aubrey (left) and Hannah Lautenschlager received their Volunteer of the Month Awards from Voice inside sales rep Stephanie Wright.

    Hannah And Aubrey Lautenschlager Serve Sweets For Senior Dogs

    By Rob Odle
    On a piping hot July morning, Hannah and Aubrey Lautenschlager, along with their mother, Dawn, and grandfather, John Benkert, set out to serve their neighborhood and help save senior dogs in the process.
    Hannah and Aubrey had asked their mother for months if they could set up a lemonade stand, and...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    It feels like forever ago that I last sat down to write this column. In the time since the last issue of the Voice arrived in your mailbox, our staff has been splitting time between enjoying the leisure of long summer days and working hard to prep for the busy time ahead when society returns to structure and routine. I mean, can anyone believe that the kids are going to be headed back to school in a couple of weeks?

    But even though these are called the “lazy days of summer,” there’s always something happening around town. When you have a sense of curiosity and creativity, you can find stories anywhere … even during a month when most people seem completely content...
    • For the sixth consecutive year, Brian Conrad spent his Memorial Day weekend with the AngelRide Moto crew – repairing bikes, and providing first aid and encouragement to cyclists.Provided
      For the sixth consecutive year, Brian Conrad spent his Memorial Day weekend with the AngelRide Moto crew – repairing bikes, and providing first aid and encouragement to cyclists.
    • Brian Conrad is especially proud of the growing number of Edward Jones advisers represented in the AngelRide each year.Provided
      Brian Conrad is especially proud of the growing number of Edward Jones advisers represented in the AngelRide each year.

    Brian Conrad Recounts 2016 AngelRide For Charity

    By Zach Sparks
    Edward Jones financial adviser Brian Conrad is used to protecting his clients from fiscal misfortune, but each year during Memorial Day weekend, he protects people from harm as a member of the AngelRide Moto crew.
    AngelRide is a two-day, 135-mile trek across Connecticut, from Norfolk to Mystic....
    • Matt Centrowitz came in fourth in the 2012 Olympics, but according to his dad, the younger Centrowitz is more prepared heading into the 2016 Olympic Games.Provided
      Matt Centrowitz came in fourth in the 2012 Olympics, but according to his dad, the younger Centrowitz is more prepared heading into the 2016 Olympic Games.

    Former Broadneck Track Star Matthew Centrowitz Makes His Second Olympics Appearance

    By Zach Sparks
    As Broadneck High alumnus Matthew Centrowitz prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, he hopes not only to make history but to re-write it.
    Like his father, Matt Centrowitz, the younger Centrowitz has qualified for two Olympics. Like his father, Matthew raced at Oregon and competed in the 1,500...
  • Buying Pre-Owned Mac Products: What You Need To Know

    By Kevin Myers- Experimac Of Severna Park
    Ask long-term Mac users what they love most about their computer and they usually say “reliability.” Unlike PCs, with wildly varying build quality, all Macs are built by Apple and are very well engineered. This build quality is immediately evident when you first hold a Mac. But buyers...
  • Woods Church And Annapolis Middle School Seek Backpack Buddies Sponsors

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    Did you know that more than 22,000 Anne Arundel County residents live in poverty? Or that nearly one-third of them are children? These families living at the poverty level are often unable to put food on the table in their homes; fortunately, they get assistance through the schools’ free...
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    • Former teacher and longtime volunteer Andy Borland (left) joined Judge Cathy Vitale during the Whitehurst 50th anniversary celebration.Judy Tacyn
      Former teacher and longtime volunteer Andy Borland (left) joined Judge Cathy Vitale during the Whitehurst 50th anniversary celebration.
    • Whitehurst residents gathered in July to reminiscence about the past and view cardboard displays about the community.Judy Tacyn
      Whitehurst residents gathered in July to reminiscence about the past and view cardboard displays about the community.
    • Whitehurst residents gathered in July to reminiscence about the past and view cardboard displays about the community.Judy Tacyn
      Whitehurst residents gathered in July to reminiscence about the past and view cardboard displays about the community.

    Whitehurst Residents Celebrate Community’s Golden AnniversaryExclusive

    By Judy Tacyn
    Tucked away at the end of Arundel Beach Road is a pristine and tranquil peninsula on the Magothy River. The more than 30 acres were once owned by the famed local poet Folger McKinsey, who sold the property to Arundel Reality in 1909, just prior to his death in 1910. Over the next nine years, Edward...
  • Spring Arbor Celebrates Anniversary With Inaugural Crab Ball

    By Larry Sells
    Spring Arbor of Severna Park celebrated the anniversary of the facility’s opening with its inaugural Crab Ball, when residents, along with their families and invited guests, enjoyed live music, hors d’oeuvres and other prepared foods provided by the Spring Arbor chef.
  • Taphouse Guests Drink Up To Fundraise At Keg For A Cause

    By Larry Sells
    Severna Park Taphouse held its biggest fundraising event of the year, Keg For A Cause, on the evening of Tuesday, August 2. Patrons came out to enjoy raffles, live music, door prizes and, of course, beer, all to help raise money for The Bernie House, a transitional house for families fleeing...
    • Berrywood resident Molly LaChapelle became a Master Watershed Steward because she witnessed “a lot of negative changes in Cattail Creek.”Shane Jacobus
      Berrywood resident Molly LaChapelle became a Master Watershed Steward because she witnessed “a lot of negative changes in Cattail Creek.”

    As Master Watershed Stewards, Severna Park Residents Preserve The EnvironmentExclusive

    By Shane Jacobus
    In an effort to educate homeowners and reduce pollution in local waterways, the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works and Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center united in 2008 to form the Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy. Since its inception, this program has certified more than...
    • Kinder Farm Disc Golf Club founding member Mike Peyton enjoyed the course with Bradley Peyton during a kickoff event earlier this summer.Judy Tacyn
      Kinder Farm Disc Golf Club founding member Mike Peyton enjoyed the course with Bradley Peyton during a kickoff event earlier this summer.
    • Visitors from all over Maryland and Pennsylvania tested the 18-hole disc golf course at Kinder Farm Park.Judy Tacyn
      Visitors from all over Maryland and Pennsylvania tested the 18-hole disc golf course at Kinder Farm Park.

    Kinder Kick-Off Disc Golf Tournament Aides Course ImprovementsExclusive

    By Judy Tacyn
    The recently redesigned Kinder Farm Park disc golf course was the site of the Kinder Kick-Off earlier this summer, when disc golfers from across the region showed off their skills and shared laughter under a cloudless sky.
    In early 2015, local disc golf enthusiasts approached the Kinder Farm Park...
  • Anne Arundel County To Institute New Yard Waste Collection Requirements

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    Beginning January 1, 2017, the Department of Public Works will no longer accept plastic bags as a container for grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees or other yard waste materials set out for curbside collection.
    After the new requirements are implemented, residents will still have three...
  • The ABC's Of CleaningExclusive

    By Misty Schulze
    Summer isn't a distant memory yet, but it is time to consider how busy you're going to be with a new schedule while still juggling your everyday schedule. Whew! I am already exhausted just thinking about it! So, you may already have a cleaning company. This is not just a luxury for...
  • Countdown To ChristmasExclusive

    By Margaret Blunt
    Thinking ahead to the holidays gives you plenty of time to fully prepare your house for company by Thanksgiving. Do you need a full room remodel or just an update? Either way, it doesn't hurt to start planning now.
    Here are some tips to help you get started on your home decorating projects:...
  • Fifth Annual Kegs And Corks Festival Arrives On August 20Exclusive

    By Voice Media
    The Kegs and Corks Craft Beer and Maryland Wine Festival will feature more than 70 wines and 40 craft brews on August 20 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds from noon to 6:00pm. This year’s fest features HoopTea: a handmade alcoholic beverage brewed by the sun and steeped in the salty air...
  • Woods Church Begins Construction On LabyrinthExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church is opening its own labyrinth for the church and the Severna Park community. A labyrinth is a circular pathway designed for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation.
    Not to be confused with a maze, a classical labyrinth consists of a single pathway...

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