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  • Department of Health Fights Waterborne Illness Through Testing

    By Voice Media
    Sally Levine of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health discuss what measures are taken each year to ensure that swimmers are safe in county waterways. Their mission aloows for the reduction in waterborne illnesses for beach users. For more information and to follow along with weekly water...
    • Homestead Gardens' float, which featured bountiful plants, a boat, crab traps and Chesapeake Bay retrievers, won the distinction of Best Overall from the judges.
      Homestead Gardens' float, which featured bountiful plants, a boat, crab traps and Chesapeake Bay retrievers, won the distinction of Best Overall from the judges.

    Severna Park’s Parade Made A Harmonious Start To Independence Day

    By Dylan Roche
    Any drivers who took their cars out through the streets of Severna Park on the morning of Independence Day might have felt a little out of place. Picnic blankets and beach chairs lined the roadsides, and community members made their way hither and thither on foot and by bicycle. Drivers would have...
    • The Fourth of July Parade drew a crowd of spectators both young and old.
      The Fourth of July Parade drew a crowd of spectators both young and old.

    The Independence Day Parade Is A Tradition For Many And An Inaugural Experience For Some

    By Rob Odle
    Erin Levitt had her first Fourth of July Parade experience when she was just 3 years old. Now, about 20 years later, she and Scott Levitt still embellish the curb of Evergreen Road with folding chairs every year to take in the sights and sounds of the Fourth of July in Severna Park.
    “It...
    • The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce float, “On Eagle’s Wings,” was created years ago by parade founder Lew Heck (left), but it flew again this year after he donated it to the chamber.
      The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce float, “On Eagle’s Wings,” was created years ago by parade founder Lew Heck (left), but it flew again this year after he donated it to the chamber.

    From Enormous Eagles To Tattered Tractors, This Year’s Parade Floats Offered Much Variety

    By Rob Odle
    “What do you think, Steve?” inquired Lew Heck, a now-retired area realtor, of his once-defunct float that would soon ride again in this year’s Fourth of July Parade. Steve Zahn, husband to Linda Zahn of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce (GSPACC), admired the...
    • The Severna Park Fourth of July Parade begins at St. Martin's in-the-Field and Our Shepherd Lutheran churches, traces its way along Benfield and Evergreen, then turns onto Riggs and B&A before concluding at Woods Church.
      The Severna Park Fourth of July Parade begins at St. Martin's in-the-Field and Our Shepherd Lutheran churches, traces its way along Benfield and Evergreen, then turns onto Riggs and B&A before concluding at Woods Church.

    Creating Harmony In Our Community

    By Dylan Roche
    Harmony: (noun) A pleasing or congruent arrangement of elements as part of a whole.
    For some people, creating harmony in the community might mean peace or fellowship between those who otherwise might have differences; for others, harmony might be about working together toward a common goal.
    Such...
    • (L-R) Severn River Association board members Mark Lister, Andrew Muller and Diana Muller discussed the health of the waterway during the annual meeting on June 14.Provided
      (L-R) Severn River Association board members Mark Lister, Andrew Muller and Diana Muller discussed the health of the waterway during the annual meeting on June 14.

    State Of The Severn Report Depicts A Grim Reality

    By Judy Tacyn
    Andrew Muller, professor of oceanography at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, and his wife, Captain Diana Muller, delivered a State of the Severn River address for more than 50 concerned residents and members of the Severn River Association (SRA) during the organization’s 106th annual...
    • At a recent meeting of the Greater Severna Park Council, MAA chief engineer Paul Shank explained how the NexGen system has changed flight patterns departing from and arriving at BWI Airport.Dylan Roche
      At a recent meeting of the Greater Severna Park Council, MAA chief engineer Paul Shank explained how the NexGen system has changed flight patterns departing from and arriving at BWI Airport.

    Severna Park Council And Maryland Aviation Administration Address Citizen Concerns Over Aircraft Noise

    By Dylan Roche
    It sounds like something out of a dystopian sci-fi novel: Loud noises coming from the sky all night long; vibrations so strong that they can make an entire house shake; air pollutants so concentrated that they leave behind residue.
    But no, these aren’t the problems of a post-apocalyptic...
    • This year’s Shop Local Family Fun Festival, held on June 4 in Park Plaza, offered hands-on, kid-friendly activities such as bowling.Rob Odle
      This year’s Shop Local Family Fun Festival, held on June 4 in Park Plaza, offered hands-on, kid-friendly activities such as bowling.
    • The Oriole Bird made a visit to this year’s Shop Local Family Fun Festival to visit with fans young and old.Zach Sparks
      The Oriole Bird made a visit to this year’s Shop Local Family Fun Festival to visit with fans young and old.
    • The Shop Local Family Fun Festival kicked off with a check presentation by event sponsor Chuck Roydhouse (right) of Anne Arundel County Chimney Repair & Maintenance, who donated $500 to the Anne Arundel County Firefighter Burn Foundation. Glen James, chairman of the Burn Foundation with Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters, accepted the donation on the foundation’s behalf.
      The Shop Local Family Fun Festival kicked off with a check presentation by event sponsor Chuck Roydhouse (right) of Anne Arundel County Chimney Repair & Maintenance, who donated $500 to the Anne Arundel County Firefighter Burn Foundation. Glen James, chairman of the Burn Foundation with Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters, accepted the donation on the foundation’s behalf.

    Shop Local Festival Provides Outlet For Local Businesses To Give Back

    By Rob Odle
    Just eight short months after last year’s celebration, hundreds packed into Park Plaza on a warm June afternoon to enjoy free food, fun entertainment and the smiling faces of nearly 50 local business owners at the third annual Shop Local Fun Festival.
    Typically held in the fall, this year...
    • With ample parking, a sandy beach and close proximity to the water, Mayo Beach Park in Edgewater is an ideal location for windsurfers like Christophe Waerzeggers.Warren Evans
      With ample parking, a sandy beach and close proximity to the water, Mayo Beach Park in Edgewater is an ideal location for windsurfers like Christophe Waerzeggers.
    • When kayak fishing, Bruce Kellman prefers Jonas Green Park because it offers easy access to a wide variety of water types and fish species.Provided
      When kayak fishing, Bruce Kellman prefers Jonas Green Park because it offers easy access to a wide variety of water types and fish species.
    • Mark Bange’s favorite water access point is Jonas Green Park because it provides easy access to the Severn River.Provided
      Mark Bange’s favorite water access point is Jonas Green Park because it provides easy access to the Severn River.

    Water Access In Anne Arundel County

    By Zach Sparks
    When it comes to Anne Arundel County parks, none offers a more breathtaking view of the Magothy River than Spriggs Farm. Situated on 54 acres, the park is ideal for nature-watching, and it’s also a good launch point.
    “Springs Park has access to the water with a minimal gear portage,...
    • For his work with the GSPACC’s Fourth of July Parade, Jim Fernen received the Volunteer of the Month award presented by Voice Account Executive Theresa Kurtz.Rob Odle
      For his work with the GSPACC’s Fourth of July Parade, Jim Fernen received the Volunteer of the Month award presented by Voice Account Executive Theresa Kurtz.

    Jim Fernen Keeps The GSPACC Fourth Of July Parade In Line

    By Rob Odle
    For the past six years, Jim Fernen has handled one of the most important and overlooked roles of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fourth of July Parade.
    Every July 3, Fernen takes time away from his carpentry business to pile hundreds of parking cones into the...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    If you’re a kid, you’re probably on summer vacation right now. And all of the adults in the world are feeling pretty jealous of you and your two months of carefree bliss. But I’ll let all the adults who are reading this in on a little secret — we get to enjoy a little bit of...
  • Recently Archived

    • On Friday, June 17, Newth Morris (left) was surprised by the staff at the Severna Park Community Center with a cake to celebrate his retirement.Dylan Roche
      On Friday, June 17, Newth Morris (left) was surprised by the staff at the Severna Park Community Center with a cake to celebrate his retirement.

    Newth Morris Retires From Severna Park Community Center

    By Dylan Roche
    When Newth Morris assumed his role as executive director of the Severna Park Community Center in January 2014, he faced a few big challenges — money was tight, the facility was beginning to show its age, and programming was seemingly disjointed. But in only two and a half years, Morris has...
  • SPCC Update

    By Newth Morris
    Fourth of July is one of our favorite times of the year here! We have our annual pancake breakfast from 8:00am to 10:00am, and then you can set your chair out on the lawn and watch the parade! From 8:30am to 9:30am, the community center will host the Bay Winds Orchestra, which will play patriotic...
    • National Night Out will return to the Eastern District Police Station on August 2 for its second year, stabilizing police-community relationships with a night of food, entertainment and camaraderie.File Photo
      National Night Out will return to the Eastern District Police Station on August 2 for its second year, stabilizing police-community relationships with a night of food, entertainment and camaraderie.

    National Night Out To Strengthen Police-Community Partnership Aug. 2

    By Judy Tacyn
    National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing communities, will sponsor the 33rd annual National Night Out on August 2. More than 16,000 events around the United States, parts of Canada and U.S. military bases around the world will host local events on the...
    • Zach Sparks
    • Among the places Lily Jacobberger visited on her scavenger hunt were Rita’s Italian Ice and Music & Arts.Provided
      Among the places Lily Jacobberger visited on her scavenger hunt were Rita’s Italian Ice and Music & Arts.
    • Among the places Lily Jacobberger visited on her scavenger hunt were Rita’s Italian Ice and Music & Arts.Provided
      Among the places Lily Jacobberger visited on her scavenger hunt were Rita’s Italian Ice and Music & Arts.

    Lily Jacobberger Wins Voice’s Third Annual Scavenger Hunt

    By Voice Media
    Congratulations to Lily Jacobberger, who won the Severna Park Voice’s third annual scavenger hunt contest. In the days leading up to the Shop Local Family Fun Festival, Lily visited five businesses advertised in the May issue of the Severna Park Voice and took creative photos at each location...
  • Your Summer To-Do List For Your Chimney

    By Chuck Roydhouse
    You probably think a lot about your chimney during cold months, when you’re enjoying the warm crackle of your fireplace or the warmth from your home heating system. It’s important to remember your chimney even after winter ends.
    Between the heat of your fires, the moisture of winter...
  • Woods Church Gives Pets Special Attention At Annual Blessing Of The Animals

    By Dylan Roche
    The ministers of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, along with volunteer leaders of the church’s Noah’s Ark Ministry, greeted the community’s pet owners on the afternoon of Sunday, June 5, for the annual Blessing of the Animals. Families brought their dogs, cats and even frogs...
    • On June 11, boaters gathered at Dobbins Island for Magothy River Day, an annual tradition established by the Magothy River Association to celebrate Captain John Smith’s 1608 exploration of the watershed.Jeff Hughes
      On June 11, boaters gathered at Dobbins Island for Magothy River Day, an annual tradition established by the Magothy River Association to celebrate Captain John Smith’s 1608 exploration of the watershed.

    Magothy River Day Pays Tribute To Chapter Of Local History

    By Dylan Roche
    When boaters and other water enthusiasts docked at Dobbins Island for the eighth annual Magothy River Day on Saturday, July 11, there were several reasons to celebrate. Not only is the Magothy River Association, which organizes the event, observing its 70th year of environmental stewardship, but...




    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...

    Earleigh Heights Carnival Rolls Into Town On July 7

    By Voice Media
    After the Fourth of July has come and gone, Pasadena families know what highlight of their summer they can eagerly expect next: the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival, which opens this year on Thursday, July 7, and continues through Saturday, July 16. Featuring more...
  • Severna Park Taphouse Announces Upcoming Fundraisers

    By Voice Media
    Summer is heating up at Severna Park Taphouse, located at 58 West Earleigh Heights Road. In the upcoming weeks, the neighborhood bar and grill will host a couple of fundraisers for good causes.
     
    Keg For A Cause
    Severna Park Taphouse invites the community to enjoy a fun evening in support...

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