July 05, 2015
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  • Parade To Honor Huston, Eldridge And Prevezanos

    By Sharon Mager
    When the annual Severna Park Fourth of July Parade makes its way through town on Saturday, July 4, it will honor three grand marshals who embody this year’s theme of “Celebrate Diversity.” Three local leaders — Barbara Huston, Coleman Eldridge and Bill Prevezanos — are...
  • Contentiousness, Then Compromise In Schuh’s First Budget

    By Peter Crispino
    After a flurry of eleventh-hour alterations, the Anne Arundel County Council passed its $1.4 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2016. The budget includes funding for additional police officers and new libraries while lowering the property tax rate and increasing the contribution to the school...
    • Eddie Conway, owner of Garry’s Grill, was excited to help launch Severna Park’s inaugural Star Spangled Restaurant Week, set for July 4 through 12.Photo by Brian Lancione
      Eddie Conway, owner of Garry’s Grill, was excited to help launch Severna Park’s inaugural Star Spangled Restaurant Week, set for July 4 through 12.

    Summer Heats Up With Inaugural Restaurant Week

    By Luke Jackson
    During the summer, particularly around the time of the Fourth of July holiday, restaurants in the Severna Park area don’t get the same kind of business they do when school is in session. “It affects our cash flow, it affects our employees, it affects everything soup to nuts,” said...
    • (L-R) Captain Michelle Simpson, County Executive Steve Schuh, Police Chief Tim Altomare and Councilman Derek Fink cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Eastern District Police Station.Photos by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Captain Michelle Simpson, County Executive Steve Schuh, Police Chief Tim Altomare and Councilman Derek Fink cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Eastern District Police Station.
    • Councilman Derek Fink presented Captain Michelle Simpson (left) with a citation.
      Councilman Derek Fink presented Captain Michelle Simpson (left) with a citation.
    • Corporal Larry Adams (left) was one of three officers injured in the line of duty who attended the ceremony and raised a flag.
      Corporal Larry Adams (left) was one of three officers injured in the line of duty who attended the ceremony and raised a flag.
    • The new Eastern District Police station has 14 cells, nine more than the old facility.
      The new Eastern District Police station has 14 cells, nine more than the old facility.
    • The addition of a roll-call room allows officers to meet with their supervisors every day for a briefing before they go on patrol.
      The addition of a roll-call room allows officers to meet with their supervisors every day for a briefing before they go on patrol.

    County Officials Unveil New Eastern District Police Station

    By Zach Sparks
    The $9 Million Replacement Improves Safety And Has Added Amenities

    It’s been nearly two months since Eastern District officers moved from their previous headquarters on Mountain Road to a new, approximately $9 million station off Pasadena Road, and during a ribbon cutting on June 16, they...

  • Take Lil’ Larry On Vacation, Send Us Your Photos

    By Voice Media
    Despite our best efforts to get Larry Sells, Voice vice president of sales and business development, to take a vacation this summer, the man is a shameless workaholic! So we need you and your family to take Lil’ Larry on a trip with you — and send us your photos.

    Here’s what you have to do: Turn to page A1 in the paper and cut out Lil’ Larry from the rest of the page. Then, when your family goes on a trip this summer, take Lil’ Larry with you (he fits easily into most carry-ons). Wherever you go, be sure to take a photo of Lil’ Larry enjoying himself. Maybe he’ll get to ride the Ferris wheel on the Ocean City boardwalk, or maybe he’ll be...

    • Alaris, manned by Nick Iliff of Arnold, was one of two sailboats to compete recently in the Annapolis-to-Newport Race. Iliff and Severna Park’s Stephen McManus took first in their respective classes.Photos Provided
      Alaris, manned by Nick Iliff of Arnold, was one of two sailboats to compete recently in the Annapolis-to-Newport Race. Iliff and Severna Park’s Stephen McManus took first in their respective classes.

    Local Sailors Take First In Class In Annapolis-To-Newport Race

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Two local sailors recently took home the gold in their respective classes during the annual Annapolis-to-Newport Race: Stephen McManus of Severna Park took first place in the PHRF 1 class with his Saykadoo team, sailing on an updated 1998 J-120 boat. Arnold resident Nick Iliff also championed the...
    • Colette Barnes, who helps put together the bike decorating contest during Severna Park’s annual Fourth of July Parade, received her Volunteer of the Month award from Voice editorial assistant Luke Jackson.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Colette Barnes, who helps put together the bike decorating contest during Severna Park’s annual Fourth of July Parade, received her Volunteer of the Month award from Voice editorial assistant Luke Jackson.

    Barnes Is An Important Spoke In Fourth Of July Festivities

    By Luke Jackson
    With her longstanding passion for helping children, it is only fitting that Colette Barnes helps organize and judge the decorated bike contest during Severna Park’s annual Fourth of July Parade.

    “I think that’s why I’ve enjoyed the parade [so] much, being that I do love...

  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    It never ceases to amaze me how there’s always something to learn about Severna Park — a person to know, a story to hear, a history to uncover. I grew up here, but even after all these years, I continue to make discoveries every day and find that I appreciate our community in new ways....
    • Koch Homes plans to build a 31-home development project known as Cattail Commons and finish development by fall 2017. Plans call for the neighborhood to be located outside of a scenic easement – the boundaries of which are shown in red – which is designated for habitat protection.Photo courtesy of Koch Homes
      Koch Homes plans to build a 31-home development project known as Cattail Commons and finish development by fall 2017. Plans call for the neighborhood to be located outside of a scenic easement – the boundaries of which are shown in red – which is designated for habitat protection.

    Cattail Commons On Track For Fall 2017 Completion

    By Luke Jackson
    Koch Homes received a review from the Anne Arundel County Department of Planning and Zoning in early June requiring several changes to current plans for a townhouse project adjacent to the Cattail Creek Natural Area, according to Kevin Lusby, vice president of land development for Koch Homes....
  • Bill Swift Concludes 10-Year Service To Severna Park Rotary

    By Monica Resa
    Longtime Volunteer Relocates To Florida

    “It takes a village.” We all know that expression. And in that village, we are lucky if we have people like former Severna Park resident Bill Swift. Swift was an active member of the Rotary Club of Greater Severna Park since 2005, serving in...

    • Charlie Parks, president of the Anne Arundel County 100 Club, spoke at the club’s banquet in April.Photos Provided
      Charlie Parks, president of the Anne Arundel County 100 Club, spoke at the club’s banquet in April.
    • T.J. Smith, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, recently received a $5,000 scholarship from the Anne Arundel County 100 Club.
      T.J. Smith, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, recently received a $5,000 scholarship from the Anne Arundel County 100 Club.

    100 Club Seeks To Expand Its Mission Across Anne Arundel County

    By Luke Jackson
    For years, the Anne Arundel County 100 Club has striven to build the club’s membership to ensure an effective and efficient organization in the future. But the 100 Club, an organization dedicated to giving back to the men and women of public safety agencies, hasn’t had the kind of...
  • Recently Archived

    • Chuck Nossick is remembered by those who knew him best, including his wife, Kathleen Colleran Nossick, as a person who went out of his way to make others feel good.Photo Provided
      Chuck Nossick is remembered by those who knew him best, including his wife, Kathleen Colleran Nossick, as a person who went out of his way to make others feel good.

    Chuck Nossick Remembered For His Vitality And Compassion

    By Dylan Roche
    This spring, Severna Park lost a caring neighbor and a good friend: Chuck Nossick, a community member who never let life get too quiet or dull. Nossick’s vitality and compassion were renowned and greatly appreciated, as reflected in the overwhelming turnout of more than a thousand people who...
    • Larry Adams (center), who was shot in the line of duty, received a Purple Heart and Silver Star Award from Police Chief Tim Altomare (right) during the Anne Arundel County Police Foundation Awards Banquet at Michael’s Eighth Avenue on May 20.Photo courtesy of Anne Arundel County Police
      Larry Adams (center), who was shot in the line of duty, received a Purple Heart and Silver Star Award from Police Chief Tim Altomare (right) during the Anne Arundel County Police Foundation Awards Banquet at Michael’s Eighth Avenue on May 20.

    Officer Larry Adams Honored For Exemplary Service

    By Zach Sparks
    Adams Presented With Silver Star Award, Purple Heart For Handling Of April Confrontation That Left Him Severely Wounded

    Corporal Larry Adams, who serves Severna Park and surrounding areas in the Eastern District, was making a routine check at the 7-Eleven on East College Parkway in Cape St....

  • Magothy River Day Combined Education And Entertainment

    By Voice Media
    On Saturday, June 13, the Magothy River Association continued its tradition of celebrating the local watershed at Magothy River Day, when citizens came out to the riverside Deep Creek Restaurant for educational displays, live music, kayak tours and other activities.
    • Tony and Laura Toskov proudly opened Twain’s Tavern on Friday, June 12. The new establishment offers as Tony described it, “a really comfortable atmosphere to enjoy incredible light fare and a creative cocktail.”Photos by Dylan Roche
      Tony and Laura Toskov proudly opened Twain’s Tavern on Friday, June 12. The new establishment offers as Tony described it, “a really comfortable atmosphere to enjoy incredible light fare and a creative cocktail.”
    • Twain’s Tavern is the area’s newest venue for enjoying a comfortable atmosphere, incredible light fare and a creative cocktail.
      Twain’s Tavern is the area’s newest venue for enjoying a comfortable atmosphere, incredible light fare and a creative cocktail.

    Twain’s Tavern Offers New Entertainment Options For Community

    By Dylan Roche
    Do you know what it means to be “twaining” somebody? Imagine this: You’re at the local tavern with all your buddies, and you’re telling them a story. Maybe it’s the laid-back atmosphere or maybe it’s just the attention from your group of friends, but something...
  • Newton To Wed In August

    By Voice Media
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newton Jr. of Williamsburg, Virginia, recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynne Newton, a Severna Park High School alumna, to Christopher Patrick Johnson, son of Paul and Mary Johnson of Vienna, Virginia. The future bride and groom met each other in...
  • Kidwells Still In Love After 60 Years

    By Voice Media
    On June 24, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kidwell of Severna Park celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married at Ryland Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. Roy worked for the Washington Terminal Company and Chessie System Railroad. With each of Roy’s advancements, the family moved,...
    • Dr. Andrew Muller recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Severn River Association to explain the causes of the river’s declining health and what citizens can do to help.Photo Provided
      Dr. Andrew Muller recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Severn River Association to explain the causes of the river’s declining health and what citizens can do to help.

    Severn River Association Seeks To Improve The Health Of The Waterway

    By Dylan Roche
    Summertime in the communities along the Severn River is marked by sailing, crabbing and...pollution? Unfortunately, yes, pollution is becoming a major threat to the riverside lifestyle: According to a report delivered at the recent annual meeting of the Severn River Association (SRA), the local...
  • SPCC Update

    By Voice Media
    Swimming is as enjoyable as it is risky. What makes the difference, of course, is being a trained and confident swimmer. As we begin the summer season, there is still time to err on the side of water safety by taking swimming lessons. Our Red Cross-certified instructors will help you or your...
  • Summer Storm Does Damage To Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    The stifling humidity and 100-degree temperature on Tuesday, June 23, broke with a violent thunderstorm that moved through town, bringing heavy rain, lightning and strong winds. Although Severna Park suffered less damage than it did in past weather events, Mother Nature still left her mark, such as...
    • A strip shopping center at the corner of Ritchie Highway and Magothy Bridge Road will be revitalized with a new name, Magothy Gateway, and the addition of a Harris Teeter grocery store, a CVS and other shops.Photos by Zach Sparks
      A strip shopping center at the corner of Ritchie Highway and Magothy Bridge Road will be revitalized with a new name, Magothy Gateway, and the addition of a Harris Teeter grocery store, a CVS and other shops.


    Harris Teeter, CVS To Open In Pasadena

    By Darrell Mak
    Earleigh Heights District To Get New Shops As Part Of The Revitalized Magothy Gateway Shopping Center

    Now that the last remaining leases have expired, plans are well underway to revitalize a strip shopping center at the corner of Ritchie Highway and Magothy Bridge Road. Plans for the center...


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