June 24, 2017
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  • Changes Coming To The Severn River Bridge

    By Zach Sparks
    If you called the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) with concerns about traffic on Route 50, your prayers have been answered.
    SHA has completed the planning and design phase for an additional eastbound lane on the Severn River Bridge. The project will be underway by September 2017. After...
  • Police Department Participates In Torch Run For SOMD

    By Gracie Fairfax
    On Tuesday, June 6, the Anne Arundel County Police Department participated in its leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, which began at the Glen Burnie Town Center and culminated at Jonas Green Park in Annapolis. During the event, a runner carried the Flame of Hope,...
  • Where Should We Build?

    By Zach Sparks
    With spaghetti analogies, campaign contribution allegations, political pot-stirring and heated debates, two county council meetings in May provided more than just standard proceedings. At the forefront of the spectacle was the subject of land use in Anne Arundel County.
    After a bill regulating...
    • Jennifer Pumphrey, SPAN’s new director of operations, and Ellen Kinsella, director of development, are eager to see SPAN help more local families in need.Dylan Roche
      Jennifer Pumphrey, SPAN’s new director of operations, and Ellen Kinsella, director of development, are eager to see SPAN help more local families in need.

    New Leadership Aims To Expand SPAN’s Presence

    By Dylan Roche
    In many of the situations seen at the assistance network SPAN (Serving People Across Neighborhoods), the difference between financial security and insecurity is often merely unfortunate circumstance — a car accident, a layoff, a chronic illness. But thanks to donations and volunteers from 14...
    • When they found out their proms had the same theme and were being held at the same venue, the senior class officers from Severna Park and Broadneck united to collaborate on decorations.
      When they found out their proms had the same theme and were being held at the same venue, the senior class officers from Severna Park and Broadneck united to collaborate on decorations.

    Prom Season Unites “Rival” High Schools

    By Dylan Roche
    The popular misconception about Severna Park High and Broadneck High is that the two schools are rivals, at least when it comes to the athletic fields. This was one of the reasons Broadneck’s 2017 senior class officers were eager to get back from the BWI Marriott one Friday night in February...
    • Cornhole Crush organizers Maddison Bozel and Cara Manas received their Volunteer of the Month awards from Voice Account Executive Dawn Baldwin.Gracie Fairfax
      Cornhole Crush organizers Maddison Bozel and Cara Manas received their Volunteer of the Month awards from Voice Account Executive Dawn Baldwin.

    Cousins Plan For The Fifth Annual Cornhole Crush

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Cornhole Crush organizers and cousins Maddison Bozel and Cara Manas began the tournament five years ago as a way to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society — something both cousins have a personal connection to.
    Cara’s mom and Bozel’s aunt, Theresa Manas, was...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    Our June issue always tends to be a little school-centric, and why shouldn’t it be? The end of the school year is a monumental time for students, parents and educators. For us at the Voice, it’s a time to give some much-due recognition.

    It’s a time for proms and graduations, of scholarship presentations and spring sports championships. Even at the elementary level, it’s a time of great accomplishment as months of learning and hard work finally pay off. Spring plays take the stage, cardboard boat races take to the pool (yes, cardboard boat races are a thing, and they’re more common than you would expect), and even a few ambitious young people are laying...
    • Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.Caden Marin
      Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.
    • Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.Caden Marin
      Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.
    • Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.Caden Marin
      Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.
    • Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.Caden Marin
      Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.
    • Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.Caden Marin
      Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.
    • Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.Caden Marin
      Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.
    • Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.Caden Marin
      Food Truck Tuesdays returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23, with vendors serving up pit beef and turkey, subs, seafood, upscale diner food, sweet and savory liege waffles, barbecue, Mexican and more.

    Food Trucks Roll To New, Old Locations For Family Dining

    By Judy Tacyn
    They’re back! Food trucks returned to Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company on May 23 to fill the air with the aromas of delicacies from around the world. And, if you just can’t get enough of the tiny restaurants on wheels, the great Food Truck Rally rolls into the Knights of Columbus...




    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...
    • The Every Step Counts Walk, Bike and 5K Run promotes awareness about people with developmental disabilities who live and work within the community. Pictured are house counselor Oye Jacobs with Jessica Moore and her mom, Lynne Moore.
      The Every Step Counts Walk, Bike and 5K Run promotes awareness about people with developmental disabilities who live and work within the community. Pictured are house counselor Oye Jacobs with Jessica Moore and her mom, Lynne Moore.

    Every Step Counts Set For June 10

    By Anonymous
    Registration is now open for Bello Machre’s 26th annual Every Step Counts Walk, Bike and 5K Run. Every Step Counts will be held Saturday, June 10, at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, beginning at 7:30am and concluding at noon. Join the celebration — this event is fun for the...
    • Windsor Farm Elementary won $10,000 from BGE. The school plans to put the winnings toward Google Chromebooks and science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities.Gracie Fairfax
      Windsor Farm Elementary won $10,000 from BGE. The school plans to put the winnings toward Google Chromebooks and science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities.
    • Fifth-grade student Emily Carroll created the winning poster for BGE’s Natural Gas Safety Challenge.Gracie Fairfax
      Fifth-grade student Emily Carroll created the winning poster for BGE’s Natural Gas Safety Challenge.
    • BGE’s vice president of gas distribution, Christie McMullen, spoke with Windsor Farm Elementary students about her job and how BGE relates to science, technology, math and science.Gracie Fairfax
      BGE’s vice president of gas distribution, Christie McMullen, spoke with Windsor Farm Elementary students about her job and how BGE relates to science, technology, math and science.
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    • A team from BGE came out to present the $10,000 award to Windsor Farm Elementary.Gracie Fairfax
      A team from BGE came out to present the $10,000 award to Windsor Farm Elementary.

    Windsor Farm Elementary Wins BGE’s Natural Gas Safety ChallengeExclusive

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Fifth-grade student Emily Carroll of Windsor Farm Elementary recently won $10,000 for her school through the “Adventures of Captain Mercaptan,” Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s (BGE) Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge.
    The fourth annual contest challenged students to create a...
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  • Is That My Chimney I Smell?

    By Chuck Roydhouse
    If you ever notice unpleasant odors in your home during the summer but cannot find the source of the smell, the culprit may be your chimney. Living in Maryland, you know how hot and humid it can be, and this can worsen a stinky chimney issue. During the summer, we get many calls from clients who...

    Raistrick Receives Leadership Scholarship From Chick-fil-AExclusive

    By Anonymous
    Chris Schenck, owner of Chick-fil-A in Severna Park, recently presented Sean Raistrick, director of leadership development, with a leadership scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for his hard work in the restaurant and community. Raistrick has been with Chick-fil-A for 15 years, first at Marley...
  • Power Of The Matriarch: Grit Your Teeth And Do Your Summer AssignmentExclusive

    By Leslie Dolsak
    “Give me more grit, Mabel.” Those were my great-grandfather’s final words. Grit, an old-fashioned word, is garnering interest among psychologists and parenting experts. The days of everyone winning a trophy are gone. Your kid is not special. He or she needs to deliver....
  • County Executive Steve Schuh Appoints Angela Davis As First Compliance OfficerExclusive

    By Anonymous
    On May 16, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh announced the appointment of Angela Davis as the county’s first-ever human relations compliance officer.
    “Our employees and county citizens need to be certain all disputes will be handled fairly and transparently,” said Schuh...
  • AACHS To Hold 27th Annual Old-Fashioned Strawberry FestivalExclusive

    By Anonymous
    The Ann Arundell County Historical Society invites the public to a day of fun at the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum to celebrate the agricultural history of Anne Arundel County on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
    This year, the club is thrilled to present the Eastman String Band as its...
  • Blue Angels Impress Despite Gray Skies

    By Voice Media
    Spectators at the Naval Academy saw all kinds of aerial acrobatics and impressive flight maneuvers when the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, known as the Blue Angels, took to the skies of Annapolis on Wednesday, May 24, as part of Commissioning Week. From the banks of the Severn...

    Shop Local Fun Festival Celebrates Small Businesses In Severna Park

    By Dylan Roche
    The fourth annual Severna Park Shop Local Fun Festival was a success! A huge crowd of residents came out to Park Plaza on Saturday, May 20, for an afternoon of exciting activities sponsored by local small businesses. See more photos here!
    • As part of its water monitoring program, the Department of Health collects samples from 80 beaches across Anne Arundel County and measures the bacteria counts to determine whether the water is safe for swimming.
      As part of its water monitoring program, the Department of Health collects samples from 80 beaches across Anne Arundel County and measures the bacteria counts to determine whether the water is safe for swimming.
    • As part of its water monitoring program, the Department of Health collects samples from 80 beaches across Anne Arundel County and measures the bacteria counts to determine whether the water is safe for swimming.
      As part of its water monitoring program, the Department of Health collects samples from 80 beaches across Anne Arundel County and measures the bacteria counts to determine whether the water is safe for swimming.

    Is It Safe To Swim?

    By Dylan Roche
    Picture somebody who advocates safe swimming and helps ensure protection for people who go in the water for recreational use. In most cases, it’s easy to think of a lifeguard, armed with a whistle and ring buoy, standing at the ready to help someone in trouble.
    But what about a scientist? In...
    • The Magothy River Association encourages local residents to explore the Magothy on their own this year, using the MRA water trail guides.
      The Magothy River Association encourages local residents to explore the Magothy on their own this year, using the MRA water trail guides.
    • The Magothy River Association encourages local residents to explore the Magothy on their own this year, using the MRA water trail guides.
      The Magothy River Association encourages local residents to explore the Magothy on their own this year, using the MRA water trail guides.

    Magothy River Day Encourages Exploration

    By Gracie Fairfax
    When Captain John Smith first explored the Magothy River while looking for the Northwest Passage to China in 1608, he would have seen a tree-lined shoreline in its natural, undeveloped state. The Magothy River Association (MRA), dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the waterway, has...
    • Corporal Matthew Johnson was recognized as Officer of the Year by the Fort Smallwood Optimist Club.
      Corporal Matthew Johnson was recognized as Officer of the Year by the Fort Smallwood Optimist Club.
    • Pat Lynch was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Fort Smallwood Optimist Club.
      Pat Lynch was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Fort Smallwood Optimist Club.

    Fort Smallwood Optimist Club Recognizes Officer And Volunteer Of The Year

    By Zach Sparks
    It’s a tall order — to adopt optimism as a philosophy of life, to inspire respect for the law, promote patriotism, work for international accord and friendship among all people, and encourage the development of youth. Those are goals of Optimist International, but despite their breadth...

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