April 19, 2015
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  • Fun And Safety Go Hand In Hand At RISE For Autism Safety FairExclusive

    By Shawn Brubaker
    RISE for Autism clients and supporters can learn more about safety while enjoying the carnival atmosphere at the nonprofit’s Sensory Friendly Safety Fair, which will be held Sunday, April 19, 2:00pm-5:00pm, at Ruth Eason School, located at 648 Old Mill Road in Millersville.
    The fair will be...
    • At the Severna Park Community Center’s 2015 gala, board member Don Huber led the live auction, encouraging guests to generously support the SPCC and help it continue its outreach and programming.
      At the Severna Park Community Center’s 2015 gala, board member Don Huber led the live auction, encouraging guests to generously support the SPCC and help it continue its outreach and programming.
    • The SPCC 2015 gala honored the Rev. Dr. Terry and Brenda Shoener for their leadership in the community center’s early years.
      The SPCC 2015 gala honored the Rev. Dr. Terry and Brenda Shoener for their leadership in the community center’s early years.
    • In 2005 and 2006, after significant fundraising efforts, the Severna Park YMCA was torn down and the modern SPCC was rebuilt to include the amenities it has today - meeting and activity rooms, dance studios, two pools, a weight room and a gymnasium.
      In 2005 and 2006, after significant fundraising efforts, the Severna Park YMCA was torn down and the modern SPCC was rebuilt to include the amenities it has today - meeting and activity rooms, dance studios, two pools, a weight room and a gymnasium.

    At 10th Annual SPCC Gala, Friends And Philanthropists Celebrate The Past And Look To The Future

    By Dylan Roche
    The rainbow’s end waiting ‘round the bend might be a little bit closer for the friends of the Severna Park Community Center after the success of the 10th annual fundraiser gala. Themed “Moon River” and held on the evening of Saturday, March 21, at Chartwell Golf and Country...
  • Local Drivers, County Road Crews Wage Annual Battle With Potholes

    By Peter Crispino
    Want to know what it’s like to drive on the surface of the moon? Take a ride in the left lane of southbound Ritchie Highway – it’s a pretty close approximation these days.
    After the wet, frigid winter finally gave way to spring, Old Man Winter left behind several hundred...
  • And The Winners For The 2015 “Best Of Severna Park” Are…

    By admin
    It took our staff several days to tally all the votes and come up with the list of winners for this year’s “Best of Severna Park” survey.
    To be eligible, each business must have a commercial address within the circulation area of the Voice, and a nominee had to receive at least...
  • How Citizen Input Affects The County Budget

    By Peter Crispino
    A Look And What Projects Get Funded And Why

    Each spring, nearly every organization in Anne Arundel County lobbies for its share of the annual budget, which funds the government from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. No matter how the $1.3 billion pie gets sliced, it never seems to satisfy all parties. With finite resources, the budget process is a zero-sum game, and which projects come out on top often depends on how vocal its advocates can be.

    Last month, County Executive Steve Schuh held a series of town hall meetings to solicit public input on his upcoming budget, which he will submit to the county council during the first week of May.

    “This is the time to hear from...
    • To better serve the community, Broadneck Development Corporation has planned several updates to the College Parkway Center, including a restriped parking lot, modern lighting and an improved façade to the building.
      To better serve the community, Broadneck Development Corporation has planned several updates to the College Parkway Center, including a restriped parking lot, modern lighting and an improved façade to the building.

    APC, Developers And Community Collaborate To Make College Parkway Center A Viable Asset

    By Dylan Roche
    Plants aren’t all that will start growing again this spring if improvements continue as expected at the College Parkway Center. The first phase of Broadneck Development Corporation’s plan to update the 30-year-old shopping center is underway, and although none of the changes are...
    • Harry DeLong, who has been a tutor for the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council for two years, received his Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Editorial Assistant Shawn Brubaker.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Harry DeLong, who has been a tutor for the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council for two years, received his Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Editorial Assistant Shawn Brubaker.

    Harry DeLong Turns Personal Tragedy Into Service For County’s Illiterate

    By Shawn Brubaker
    “In 2012, I got an aneurism in my leg, so I was grounded for a long time,” recalled Harry DeLong, a tutor with the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council. DeLong had been physically active for much of his life, but his ailment forced him to retire from volunteering at Historic Hancock...
    • Eddie Conway (left), owners of Garry’s Grill, and Sean Kostkowski, owner of CoreLife and RockWell Fitness, have partnered to create Healthy Meals - nutritionally balanced, fresh foods for clients and the general public.
      Eddie Conway (left), owners of Garry’s Grill, and Sean Kostkowski, owner of CoreLife and RockWell Fitness, have partnered to create Healthy Meals - nutritionally balanced, fresh foods for clients and the general public.
    • Healthy Meals options are made with fresh ingredients to help individuals with busy schedules or lack of culinary abilities.
      Healthy Meals options are made with fresh ingredients to help individuals with busy schedules or lack of culinary abilities.

    Local Businesses Partner Together To Help The Community Eat Healthy

    By Terri Peters
    Since opening his first CoreLife location in 2012, Sean Kostkowski has learned that a successful weight-loss story and a thriving business share two key elements – giving your all and receiving support. So when it became clear that the customers he serves would benefit from a fresh, healthy...
  • Severna Park Library To Host Books In Bloom

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    Does your child have an active imagination? He or she can put it to use on May 2, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, as the Hollyberry Garden Club hosts Books in Bloom at Severna Park Library.
    Guests and members of the garden club will choose their favorite books and make flower arrangements that interpret...
  • Woods Church Displays Belonging Tree In Response to Youth Suicide

    By Sharon Mager
    There’s a new tree at the Severna Park Community Center, and it’s unique. It’s indoors, it’s blue and it’s made of birch plywood. It’s not a real tree, but it symbolizes some real truths. It’s a belonging tree, a new visual aid to help folks identify others...
    • Truckin 4 Troops founder Scott Mallary owns numerous trucks adorned with the Truckin 4 Troops logo, which he uses to help wounded veterans.Photo by Shawn Brubaker
      Truckin 4 Troops founder Scott Mallary owns numerous trucks adorned with the Truckin 4 Troops logo, which he uses to help wounded veterans.

    Governor Hogan Proclaims March 14 Truckin 4 Troops Day

    By Shawn Brubaker
    “You guys aren’t just like an organization; you guys are family to me,” Truckin 4 Troops founder Scott Mallary recalled a wounded veteran telling him. Mallary did not start the Millersville-based foundation for those kinds of relationships, but rather because he saw a need to get...
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    • Sarah Montgomery (left) and Susan Coale of Chesapeake Life Center recently released an informational book titled “Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.”
      Sarah Montgomery (left) and Susan Coale of Chesapeake Life Center recently released an informational book titled “Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.”

    Chesapeake Life Center Employees Release Informative Book

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    Two Chesapeake Life Center counselors have written a book titled “Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.” Sarah Montgomery, coordinator of children and family programs, and Susan Coale, clinical specialist in bereavement, are both licensed clinical...
  • Al’s Run Fundraiser Set For May 17

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    The fifth annual Al’s Run will take place on Sunday, May 17, from 8:30am to 10:30am, at the Kent Island Athletic Club. During its five-year existence, The Al Cantello Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund has distributed more than $43,000 in scholarships to 18 high school seniors continuing their...
  • Giddy Up! Maryland Therapeutic Riding To Hold Derby Day On May 2

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    Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) will hold its sixth annual Derby Day benefit in Crownsville on Saturday, May 2, from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. MTR’s signature fundraiser raises money to support MTR’s mission to improve the quality of life for children and adults with special needs, as well as...

    VanZandt And Kitchens To Wed

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    Pete and Sally VanZandt of Millersville announce the engagement of their son Mitch VanZandt to Rebecca Kitchens, daughter of Dr. Sherry Billett and Dr. Joel Kitchens of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Rebecca is a 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a 2012 graduate of the Duke University...
  • Legislators Change Course On Dredging Of Magothy River

    By Peter Crispino
    A last-minute shift in budget policy could have major implications for local boaters unless the General Assembly changes course before it adjourns on April 13. According to Senator Bryan Simonaire, legislators circumnavigated the Department of Natural Resources by inserting an amendment into the...
  • Have Some Spare Time? Consider Volunteering!

    By admin
    Many volunteer positions are available through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the center at ask.aacvc@outlook.com or 410-897-9207, or visit www.aacvc.org.
     
    Friends Of Anne Arundel County Trails
    Spring is just...
  • SPCC Update

    By Newth Morris
    The gala was a great success with a sellout crowd to honor the Rev. Terry and Brenda Schoener, former pastor of Woods Memorial Church. Terry and Brenda were instrumental in making sure that when the YMCA closed in 1994, the property was secured and the Severna Park Community Center established. The...
  • County Farmers’ Market Open For The Season

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    The Anne Arundel County Farmers Market recently opened for its 35th season, and now through October, shoppers can find a great selection of local produce available every Saturday and Sunday at 275 Truman Parkway in Annapolis. On May 26, the Farmers Market will be open on Tuesdays as well.
    Product...

    Citizens Can Support Local Nonprofits During Great Give 2015

    By Shawn Brubaker
    For 24 hours, Anne Arundel County residents will get a chance to be part of what is predicted will be the single largest day of charitable giving in county history. The Great Give will start at 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 5, and go until 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 6. During that time, nonprofits will...
  • During Ceremony, March 30 Declared Vietnam Veterans Day In MarylandExclusive

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    Inspired by veterans in the care of Hospice of the Chesapeake, Senate Bill 80, which declared March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan on March 30 at the State House in Annapolis.
    The bill was sponsored by Senator John C. Astle of Annapolis, a...

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