October 19, 2017
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    • A sign at the intersection of Old County Road and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard announces plans for a subdivision to be built by Uchllyn Investors LLC.
      A sign at the intersection of Old County Road and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard announces plans for a subdivision to be built by Uchllyn Investors LLC.

    Community Members Seek More Information About Wroxeter Development

    By Dylan Roche
    NOTE: The variance hearing mentioned in this story was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 12, but was rescheduled to November 30 because aspects of the development plan changed. The story has been updated to reflect the new date.

    If a developer wants to build on environmentally...

    • Demolition of the old Severna Park High School has now given way to laying the groundwork and beginning construction on the new stadium, athletic fields and parking lot.
      Demolition of the old Severna Park High School has now given way to laying the groundwork and beginning construction on the new stadium, athletic fields and parking lot.

    Community Keeps Watchful Eye On Continued Construction At SPHS

    By Dylan Roche
    Parking Lots And Athletic Fields Are Slated To Be Finished By March 2018
    While most high school seniors cross their fingers for as many snow days as possible, Severna Park High School’s class of 2018 athletes are likely hoping for a milder winter. The construction management firm Oak...

    Citizens Make Some Noise Over BWI Flight Patterns

    By Zach Sparks
    Roundtable Of Leaders Persuades Hogan To Challenge FAA
    Usually when a plane flies over Linda Curry’s house in Severna Forest, an occurrence that happens dozens of times per day, a deep-seated frustration brims to the surface.
    “It makes you angry that somebody decided for you to...
    • Mark Gibson and his aunt, Bitsy Anderson, met for the second time in September 2017, when they visited the Severna Park Library to share stories about their shared lineage.
      Mark Gibson and his aunt, Bitsy Anderson, met for the second time in September 2017, when they visited the Severna Park Library to share stories about their shared lineage.
    • Harold Gibson
      Harold Gibson

    Genealogy Search Connects Two Families In Severna Park

    By Zach Sparks
    The last time Robert Gibson saw his father, Harold Gibson, was when Robert was a 10-year-old boy peering through a schoolyard fence around 1936 in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. Robert died in 2013, but his son, former Green Hornets football commissioner Mark Gibson, continued the search until he made a...
    • Assistant Editor Zach Sparks presents Lauri Miller with her Volunteer of the Month award for her work with the Oak Hill Elementary PTO.
      Assistant Editor Zach Sparks presents Lauri Miller with her Volunteer of the Month award for her work with the Oak Hill Elementary PTO.

    PTO Involvement Is A Way Of Life For Lauri Miller

    By Dylan Roche
    With her background as a teacher and then an educator in the private sector before staying home to raise her children, Lauri Miller understood the importance of parents who take an active role in helping out at school, so when her son Jimmy entered kindergarten at Oak Hill Elementary in 2009,...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    I have always been an outspoken opponent of what I call the autumn creep — you know, the tendency people have to start acting as if it’s fall earlier and earlier every year, with some folks putting pumpkins and scarecrows out as early as August — but as I sit down to write this, the weather outside has an undeniable coolness and crispness that feels appropriate for what’s probably the busiest time of year around town. Summer was slow and relaxing, but it’s time for us to face the madness that is back-to-school, fall festivals, Halloween and (eventually) the holidays.

    So, I get the appeal. I understand why people want it to be fall and to be back in a routine....
  • Work Local Job Fair Set For October 24

    By Voice Media
    The Severna Park Voice is announcing its first-ever Work Local Job Fair, set for Tuesday, October 24, from 12:15pm to 2:45pm at the Severna Park Library. With an emphasis on local businesses hiring local people, the job fair will give community members an opportunity to find out what employment opportunities are available in a variety of industries. The event is free and open to the community. For continuing information on employment opportunities in Severna Park, be sure to find and join the Severna Park Voice’s “Work Local — Severna Park” group on Facebook.

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    • Jaime Trevillian (left), a Severna Park resident, has used her role as Mrs. Maryland 2017 to advocate Alzheimer’s research because her father, Kevin Kramer, suffers from the disease.
      Jaime Trevillian (left), a Severna Park resident, has used her role as Mrs. Maryland 2017 to advocate Alzheimer’s research because her father, Kevin Kramer, suffers from the disease.
    • Every year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held in cities across the country, and people of all ages tackle the 1.5-mile walk to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research.
      Every year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held in cities across the country, and people of all ages tackle the 1.5-mile walk to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research.

    Determined Footsteps Fighting For Fleeting Memories

    By Natalie Eastwood
    County Residents To Participate In Walk To End Alzheimer’s October 22
    The memory of a first kiss, the name of your daughter, the fact that your wife drinks coffee black at 3:00pm, how to wash your own hair and eventually the ability to recognize those you love — all gone, not in the...
    • Maryland Performing Arts Center held an outdoor festival charity event called Help for Harvey & Irma on September 17 in Severna Park.
      Maryland Performing Arts Center held an outdoor festival charity event called Help for Harvey & Irma on September 17 in Severna Park.

    Local Groups Step Up To Aid Hurricane Victims

    By Shane Jacobus
    First came Harvey in August, as the largest hurricane witnessed by Texas in 50 years submerged homes in water, stealing precious belongings from some and lives from others. Irma took a different path in September, flooding Florida homes and shoving trees into roofs.
    Seeing the outcry for help were...
  • The Voice Picks Its Favorite Local Scary Stories

    By Dylan Roche
    We’ve all enjoyed a good urban legend or ghost tale around a campfire before, but there’s something especially eerie about hearing the dark stories behind familiar locations or landmarks. Maybe it’s because that makes them seem all the more believable — even though they...
  • Shop Local, Give Local: The Best 5K In Town And Holiday Caring

    By Ellen Kinsella
    We often hear about the importance of buying local. It supports local economies, benefits the environment, and allows the community to meet artisans and small-business owners who are the life’s blood of the community.
    When you give local, you support the nonprofits that work tirelessly to...
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  • Kiwanis Club To Hold Apple Sale

    By Dylan Roche
    The Kiwanis Club of Severna Park is hosting a fundraiser for its service projects by selling apples during the last two weeks of October. Now in its 18th year, the club’s annual apple sale features several varieties of apples, recently picked and fresh from Baugher’s Orchard in...

    ZGK Foundation Fundraises And Celebrates At Third Annual Zackfest

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    Bay Hills Golf Club was buzzing with positive energy on Saturday, September 16, as 200 people gathered for the third annual Zackfest fundraiser, exemplifying the core mission of the Zachary Gerald Knight Foundation, a nonprofit organization that recognizes positive role models who demonstrate...





    Neighborhood Of The Month: Berrywood

    By Judy Tacyn
    Active families seeking plenty of green spaces, multiple water access points, and a robust calendar of events need look no further than the quiet 235-home neighborhood of Berrywood.
    Tucked between Old Man Creek to the north and Cattail Creek to the south, Berrywood covers approximately 1,160 acres...
    • (L-R) John “Tex” Teixeira, Mark Teixeira, John Canterna and Father Charles Canterna were all present at the CEA Conference on September 23.Photo by John Singleton
      (L-R) John “Tex” Teixeira, Mark Teixeira, John Canterna and Father Charles Canterna were all present at the CEA Conference on September 23.

    Mark Teixeira Returns Home For CEA Conference

    By John Singleton
    Fans may have booed him in Baltimore when he played for the New York Yankees, but Severna Park native Mark Teixeira received a standing ovation at the Christians for Ecumenical Action (CEA) conference on September 23.
    “I’ve always been an Orioles fan,” said Steve Keefer of Arnold...

    Literacy Council To Hold Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser October 7Exclusive

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    The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (AACLC) will hold its Literacy Lights the Way 5K walk-a-thon on Saturday, October 7, from 8:30am to 11:00am.
    The walk will take place on the B&A Trail between Marley Station Mall and Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie. Participants are encouraged to dress...
    • Leonard and Jean Berkoski recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
      Leonard and Jean Berkoski recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    Berkoskis Celebrate Golden AnniversaryExclusive

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    Leonard and Jean Berkoski of Arnold celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 23. They were married in St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, Virginia, by Monsignor Ralph Kuehner. Albert Berkoski, brother of the groom, was best man and Andreau Simpson was the maid of honor.
    Jean...
  • Al’s Run 2017 Benefits Memorial Scholarship FundExclusive

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    The only fundraiser to support the Al Cantello Memorial Scholarship Fund (ACSF), the seventh annual Al’s Run will be held at 8:30am on October 15 at Anne Arundel Community College.
    Over the past five years, the ACSF has awarded more than $85,000 in scholarships for local Maryland students...
  • Community Says Farewell To Bruce Blackman

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    Bruce Randall Blackman, 61, passed away on September 15, 2017, from heart failure. Bruce was born on March 21, 1956, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland, and West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He completed graduate work at Loyola University...
    • During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.Photos by Andrew Candella
      During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.
    • During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.Photos by Andrew Candella
      During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.
    • During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.Photos by Andrew Candella
      During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.
    • Mandy Larkins of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pathways and Serenity Sistas’ founder Angel Traynor were among the guest speakers at International Overdose Awareness Day.Photos by Andrew Candella
      Mandy Larkins of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pathways and Serenity Sistas’ founder Angel Traynor were among the guest speakers at International Overdose Awareness Day.

    “If You’re Alive Today, There’s Hope”

    By Zach Sparks
    Severna Park Residents On The Importance Of Overdose Awareness Day
    As more than 800 people gathered at Arundel Christian Church in Glen Burnie for the second annual International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, remembering lives lost to addiction while celebrating the strides made by others,...
    • The Mission 14 group hiked 47 miles over 10 days to reach the summit of Machu Picchu.
      The Mission 14 group hiked 47 miles over 10 days to reach the summit of Machu Picchu.
    • Rockwell Fitness employee Devin Conway was one of 14 local residents who ascended Machu Picchu.
      Rockwell Fitness employee Devin Conway was one of 14 local residents who ascended Machu Picchu.

    Local Organization Climbs Machu Picchu To Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking

    By Judy Tacyn
    Fourteen local residents came together from July 28 to August 7 to trek nearly 50 miles as they climbed up and down the treacherous steps of Machu Picchu to reach a sacred Inca peak called Salkantay, nearly 21,000 feet in elevation. The group members challenged themselves mentally and physically by...

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