February 14, 2016
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    • During a Greater Severna Park Council meeting on February 9, Koch Homes Vice President Kevin Lusby explained why he thought the proposed Cattail Commons townhome development serves a need in the community. Photo by Zach Sparks
      During a Greater Severna Park Council meeting on February 9, Koch Homes Vice President Kevin Lusby explained why he thought the proposed Cattail Commons townhome development serves a need in the community.

    Cattail Commons Developer Addresses Concerns During Greater Severna Park Council MeetingExclusive

    By Zach Sparks
    When Koch Homes Vice President Kevin Lusby spoke to the Greater Severna Park Council (GSPC) on the evening of February 9, he admitted he was aware of mounting frustrations about his company’s proposal to build Cattail Commons, a 31-unit townhome community on 6 acres of land adjacent to Food...
    • After Lynne Powell survived an unexpected heart attack 10 years ago, she and husband Mark have been dedicated advocates of heart health awareness and have volunteered with many events, such as the Go Red for Women luncheon in Annapolis. This spring, they will co-chair Anne Arundel Medical Center’s 50th Anniversary Heart of Gold Gala.Photo courtesy of Jason Putsche Photography
      After Lynne Powell survived an unexpected heart attack 10 years ago, she and husband Mark have been dedicated advocates of heart health awareness and have volunteered with many events, such as the Go Red for Women luncheon in Annapolis. This spring, they will co-chair Anne Arundel Medical Center’s 50th Anniversary Heart of Gold Gala.

    Severna Park’s Lynne And Mark Powell To Chair AAMC Heart Of Gold Gala

    By Rob Odle
    Valentine’s Day isn’t the only heart-related observance on the calendar this month: February is also American Heart Month, and for Severna Park’s Mark and Lynne Powell, winter 2016 is a special milestone, as it has been 10 years since Lynne survived an unexpected heart attack....
    • Descendents of several black families in Severna Park have carried on their traditions of love and prayer both in their neighborhoods. Asbury Town Neck United Methodist has served as a community staple for more than 100 years.Zach Sparks
      Descendents of several black families in Severna Park have carried on their traditions of love and prayer both in their neighborhoods. Asbury Town Neck United Methodist has served as a community staple for more than 100 years.
    • Descendents of several black families in Severna Park have carried on their traditions of love and prayer both in their neighborhoods. Asbury Town Neck United Methodist has served as a community staple for more than 100 years.Zach Sparks
      Descendents of several black families in Severna Park have carried on their traditions of love and prayer both in their neighborhoods. Asbury Town Neck United Methodist has served as a community staple for more than 100 years.

    Black Families Helped Cultivate Severna Park’s Early History

    By Zach Sparks
    On the edge of the Severna Forest community – on the other side of a winding, pothole-ridden, single-lane road flanked by woods – is a neighborhood known by its inhabitants as Packtown. That area, named for a black family that has lived there for generations, is just one of many Severna...
  • It’s Time To Vote For The “Best Of Severna Park” 2016!

    By Voice Media
    Attention, Severna Park, Arnold And Millersville! Your Vote Is Needed!
    The Voice wants to know which businesses, restaurants, services and venues in Greater Severna Park have become your favorites over the past year. It’s simple – just fill out the survey and return it to the Voice by...
    • On February 4, the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce held its annual installation dinner to swear in the new officers and directors of its board.Courtesy of Laura's Eyes Photography
      On February 4, the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce held its annual installation dinner to swear in the new officers and directors of its board.

    Chamber Of Commerce Installs New Officers And Directors For 2016

    By Dylan Roche
    To support and promote business in harmony with the community — that is the mission of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce (GSPACC), and it was the theme of the evening on Thursday, February 4, when the chamber held its annual installation dinner. Representatives from...
    • Winter Storm Jonas passed through town from Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 23, ultimately dropping nearly 30 inches of snow on Anne Arundel County.Dylan Roche
      Winter Storm Jonas passed through town from Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 23, ultimately dropping nearly 30 inches of snow on Anne Arundel County.
    • Winter Storm Jonas passed through town from Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 23, ultimately dropping nearly 30 inches of snow on Anne Arundel County.Dylan Roche
      Winter Storm Jonas passed through town from Friday, January 22, through Sunday, January 23, ultimately dropping nearly 30 inches of snow on Anne Arundel County.

    Anne Arundel County Rises To Challenge Of Recovering From Record Snowfall

    By Dylan Roche
    It almost looked as if Maryland would escape the snow this year. With temperature highs averaging in the 60s throughout much of December 2015, winter wasn’t as white as it had been the past two years.
    Until Jonas.
    The historic snowstorm — which set records for snowfall accumulations...
    • Karen Royer (right) accepted her Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice staff reporter Rob Odle. A lifelong Severna Park resident, Royer has enjoyed staying busy in retirement as a volunteer for the community center.Dylan Roche
      Karen Royer (right) accepted her Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice staff reporter Rob Odle. A lifelong Severna Park resident, Royer has enjoyed staying busy in retirement as a volunteer for the community center.

    No Buzz About It, Karen Royer Is An Irreplaceable “Worker Bee” At The SPCC

    By Rob Odle
    Karen Royer is a lifelong resident of Severna Park with a commitment to the community — specifically the Severna Park Community Center — that spans her lifetime.
    “Having grown up here [in Severna Park], I always saw how much people gave of their time to make it a great place....
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    This has been a busy month for us here at the Severna Park Voice, and we hope that you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
    First, and perhaps most importantly, we’re beginning our sixth annual “Best of Severna Park” survey, in which we ask you...
    • After meeting in October 2013, Linda Peters and Steve O'Connor saw a bright future together. After a cancer scare in 2014, their newfound love was tested, but it never faltered. Peters is cancer-free and the couple is happy as ever.Provided
      After meeting in October 2013, Linda Peters and Steve O'Connor saw a bright future together. After a cancer scare in 2014, their newfound love was tested, but it never faltered. Peters is cancer-free and the couple is happy as ever.

    It's Not That Easy, Because I Like You A Lot

    By Linda Peters
    With Valentine’s Day upon us, love is in the air. We asked readers to share their stories of how they met their significant other – whether it was love at first sight, sweet and romantic, or embarrassing and funny. The winning couple is Linda Peters and Steve O'Connor. The couple...
    • Jordan Norwood reached the NFL’s highest stage on February 7, when his 61-yard scamper became the longest punt return in Super Bowl history. During the regular season, the former Green Hornet caught 22 passes for 201 yards.Courtesy of the Denver Broncos
      Jordan Norwood reached the NFL’s highest stage on February 7, when his 61-yard scamper became the longest punt return in Super Bowl history. During the regular season, the former Green Hornet caught 22 passes for 201 yards.
    • Jordan Norwood reached the NFL’s highest stage on February 7, when his 61-yard scamper became the longest punt return in Super Bowl history. During the regular season, the former Green Hornet caught 22 passes for 201 yards.Courtesy of the Denver Broncos
      Jordan Norwood reached the NFL’s highest stage on February 7, when his 61-yard scamper became the longest punt return in Super Bowl history. During the regular season, the former Green Hornet caught 22 passes for 201 yards.

    Former Green Hornet Jordan Norwood Grabs Spotlight During Super Bowl 50

    By Zach Sparks
    As a national audience watched future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and the NFL’s No. 1 defense square off against MVP Cam Newton and the equally talented Carolina Panthers defense in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, little-known 5-foot-11-inch, 180-pound...
  • State Of The Magothy Presentation Shares Findings On Feb. 17

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    Every year, Magothy River Association (MRA) President Paul Spadaro and MRA Vice President Dr. Sally Hornor, an AACC biology professor, give an update on the health of the Magothy River. The 14th annual event is set for February 17. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the program will run from 7:00pm to 9:...
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  • Emily Schindler Triathlon To Be Held April 30

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    Test your endurance during the 10th annual Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon on Saturday, April 30, at the Severna Park Community Center pool and B&A Trail. The triathlon can be completed individually or by teams of two or three people. For the first time, three triathlon courses...
  • 2016 Polar Bear Plunge Raises More Than $1.8 Million For Special Olympics Maryland

    By Rob Odle
    Despite the record-breaking snowfall just a week prior, the 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge was a huge success both in terms of attendance and fundraising. Thanks to businesses, schools, clubs, teams and individuals across the state of Maryland, this year’s Polar Bear Plunge raised $ 1,862,362...
    • Through a nonprofit called Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), the Radle family of Severna Park is training Edgar II (center) to be a service dog.Rob Odle
      Through a nonprofit called Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), the Radle family of Severna Park is training Edgar II (center) to be a service dog.

    Severna Park Family Facilitates Growth Of Life-Changing Puppies

    By Rob Odle
    The Radle household is one just like many others: Anna Radle and her husband, Charlie, live together in the community of Chartwell with their children, 12-year-old Chase and 13-year-old Emilie. The family’s 7-year-old German shepherd, Barkley, meanders through the hallways with a chipper pep...
  • Help Fight Substance Abuse And Addiction In The Community

    By Anonymous
    The Lance Ryan Eager Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, was established in 2016 to help individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders to get the treatment necessary to start them on their journey to recovery. It is named for Lance Eager, a Pasdena native...
    • During what was a second marriage for both of them, Kara Konski and Craig Tambascio of Arnold learned a great deal about keeping it simple and stress-free.
      During what was a second marriage for both of them, Kara Konski and Craig Tambascio of Arnold learned a great deal about keeping it simple and stress-free.

    New Brides Share Tips To Reduce Wedding Stress

    By Judy Tacyn
    The guest list. The dress. The venue. The food. The relatives. Planning a wedding is filled with plenty of potential stress-inducing blips. Rather than focus on what could go wrong, two local newlyweds encourage couples to think about all that will go right.
    Severna Park residents Dorina and Wayne...
  • Today’s Couples Are Opting For Creative, Customized Cakes

    By Sharon Mager
    Local bakers say today’s wedding desserts can be as unique as the brides and grooms themselves. While some couples still choose the traditional three- or four-tiered white cake with fondant icing, others prefer a more personalized, low-key dessert. And others, well, maybe they want to walk on...
  • Making Magical, Memorable Wedding Receptions

    By Sharon Mager
    A great wedding reception is a treasured memory, and if it’s well organized, brides, grooms and their guests will reflect on the celebration years later.
    Sometimes, the great memory is in the venue. While many still have a traditional church wedding, some brides and grooms have their...
  • Find The Ideal Setting For Your Anne Arundel Nuptials

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s all about location, location, location — where you hold your wedding will set the scene for all other aspects of the day. Whether you want something grand and elegant or something more relaxed and fun, you need look no further than Anne Arundel County to find the perfect place for...
  • Soft Shades And Vintage Looks Are Trending In Bridal Flowers For 2016

    By Jane Seiss
    The brides of 2016 are choosing soft colors and traditional flowers for their weddings. The vintage look is popular, and antique vases are fashionable. Brides are using Pinterest to gather ideas and catalogue possibilities. Local florists are enthusiastic about taking these inspirations and...
    • Limos aren’t the only way to get around on your wedding day. Many brides and grooms are opting to arrive at their celebration by trolley, boat, private jet or even a golf cart.Photo courtesy of Photography by Brea
      Limos aren’t the only way to get around on your wedding day. Many brides and grooms are opting to arrive at their celebration by trolley, boat, private jet or even a golf cart.

    Arrive In Style And Depart With Flair: Consider Your Options For Wedding Transportation

    By Judy Tacyn
    A white stretch limousine isn’t the only way to get you to the church on time. Today’s couples are finding creative ways to get around town.
    By Land
    Limousines are still the most popular method of bridal party transportation because they easily and comfortably seat up to 20 people....

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