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  • The End Of An Era: Goodbye, SPHS!

    By Dylan Roche
    Countless Severna Park residents watched today as destruction began on the old Severna Park High School, which has been the educational home of generations of students in the 60 years since it opened. Construction crews tore down walls on the old gym, including the iconic Falcons sign that faced...





    Beloved Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival Tradition Gets Its Feet Wet On New SPHS Stage

    By Dylan Roche
    Consider it a little bit ironic that Severna Park High School Stage Company would choose “Atlantis” as the theme for this year’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival, the music extravaganza that brings together not only the entire school to create it but also the entire town to watch...

    Anne Arundel Economy Is Gradually Improving

    By Zach Sparks
    Business, Tax And Budget Officials Talk About The Road Ahead
    When Governor Larry Hogan gave his State of the State address at the Maryland State House on February 1, he painted a rosy picture of Maryland’s economy. He declared that Maryland has risen to the top 10 states in overall economic...
    • For their many years of volunteer service toward furthering youth athletics in the Anne Arundel community, Charlie Becker of Severna Park and Mike Sutphin of Cape St. Claire were recognized by the Department of Recreation and Parks in late January.
      For their many years of volunteer service toward furthering youth athletics in the Anne Arundel community, Charlie Becker of Severna Park and Mike Sutphin of Cape St. Claire were recognized by the Department of Recreation and Parks in late January.

    Becker And Sutphin Among Locals Honored For Volunteerism By Recreation And Parks

    By Colin Murphy
    In recognition of their volunteer efforts, nine people and two organizations were honored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks in an awards ceremony at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis on January 18. Among those receiving awards were Charlie Becker, longtime president of the...
    • The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”
      The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”
    • The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”
      The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”
    • The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”
      The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”

    State Of The Magothy Reveals Waterway’s Dire Condition

    By Brad Dress
    Despite Low Ranking, MRA Emphasizes The River Is Not Beyond Saving
    During the annual State of the Magothy address at Anne Arundel Community College on February 24, Magothy River Association (MRA) President Paul Spadaro said the river’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28...
  • Don’t Forget To Cast Your Vote For The Best Of Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    There’s Still Time, And Your Vote Is Needed!

    Last call, Severna Park — don’t forget to send us your votes for the 2017 Best Of Severna Park contest. We want to know which businesses and organizations you consider the best of your community. The ballot ran in the February 9 edition of the Severna Park Voice, and we’re still collecting your votes up until Friday, March 24.

    If you have not yet cast your vote, be sure to visit www.severnaparkvoice.com/community/cast-your-vote-best-severna-park to cast your vote online. You can also track down your copy of last month’s paper and fill out a print ballot. Don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbors to do...
    • For their work with Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival, Tammi Molavi and Michelle Hickman received this month’s Volunteer of the Month award.Photo by Rob Odle
      For their work with Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival, Tammi Molavi and Michelle Hickman received this month’s Volunteer of the Month award.

    Tammi Molavi And Michelle Hickman Serve As Stylists To The Stars

    By Rob Odle
    For the past four years, Tammi Molavi and Michelle Hickman have helped to put a face on Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival.
    The “dynamic duo of costumes,” as director Angela Germanos likes to call them, is in charge of virtually every aspect of the show’s costuming process. From...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    As I write this, I’ve been reflecting on some of the positive feedback our team here at the Voice has received from readers lately. I’ve always known that our paper is well read and has an indisputable impact on our community, but every now and then — especially when deadlines get...
    • Men, women and children all submitted themselves to the clippers on March 5 for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at O’Loughlin’s. The annual event dares participants to fundraise and have their heads shaved to fight childhood cancer.Photos by Dylan Roche
      Men, women and children all submitted themselves to the clippers on March 5 for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at O’Loughlin’s. The annual event dares participants to fundraise and have their heads shaved to fight childhood cancer.
    • Men, women and children all submitted themselves to the clippers on March 5 for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at O’Loughlin’s. The annual event dares participants to fundraise and have their heads shaved to fight childhood cancer.Photos by Dylan Roche
      Men, women and children all submitted themselves to the clippers on March 5 for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at O’Loughlin’s. The annual event dares participants to fundraise and have their heads shaved to fight childhood cancer.
    • Men, women and children all submitted themselves to the clippers on March 5 for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at O’Loughlin’s. The annual event dares participants to fundraise and have their heads shaved to fight childhood cancer.Photos by Dylan Roche
      Men, women and children all submitted themselves to the clippers on March 5 for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at O’Loughlin’s. The annual event dares participants to fundraise and have their heads shaved to fight childhood cancer.
    • After the shavings, attendees enjoyed live entertainment by ‘80s cover band Weird Science and a special visit from Nattie Boh.Photos by Dylan Roche
      After the shavings, attendees enjoyed live entertainment by ‘80s cover band Weird Science and a special visit from Nattie Boh.
    • Even the staff from O’Loughlin’s was apt to have their heads shaved for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser.Photos by Dylan Roche
      Even the staff from O’Loughlin’s was apt to have their heads shaved for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser.

    More Than 100 People Brave The Shave During St. Baldrick’s

    By Zach Sparks
    O’Loughlin’s Fundraiser Benefits Childhood Cancer Research
    The team names and service badges are lighthearted and witty – Knights of the Bald Table and Baldilocks and the Beards – but the cause they support is anything but a laughing matter.
    On March 5, O’Loughlin...
    • The Kiwanis Mardi Gras celebration will raise money to help the club continue its community-improvement efforts, including donations to SPAN, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.
      The Kiwanis Mardi Gras celebration will raise money to help the club continue its community-improvement efforts, including donations to SPAN, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.
    • The Kiwanis Mardi Gras celebration will raise money to help the club continue its community-improvement efforts, including donations to SPAN, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.
      The Kiwanis Mardi Gras celebration will raise money to help the club continue its community-improvement efforts, including donations to SPAN, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.

    Kiwanis Club Plans Mardi Gras Fundraiser To Further Its Community Efforts

    By Rob Odle
    “It's a fun, social gathering of charity-minded people of the community who enjoy raising money while having a good time,” said Rachel Jacobs, president of the Severna Park Kiwanis Club, describing the club’s biggest fundraiser – its Mardi Gras celebration, which will be...
  • SPCC Update

    By Gwen Kenealy-Severna Park Community Center
    Our annual gala will be held on April 8 at Chartwell Country Club. As some of you may not know, the Severna Park Community Center is a nonprofit organization, and this is our largest fundraiser of the year. This year, we are thrilled to honor Stew Smith, a 1991 Naval Academy graduate, Navy SEAL,...
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    • The St. Jude Zumbathon, held at the Severna Park Community Center March 25, will encourage guests to get active as they raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
      The St. Jude Zumbathon, held at the Severna Park Community Center March 25, will encourage guests to get active as they raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    • The St. Jude Zumbathon, held at the Severna Park Community Center March 25, will encourage guests to get active as they raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
      The St. Jude Zumbathon, held at the Severna Park Community Center March 25, will encourage guests to get active as they raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    St. Jude Zumbathon Set For March 25

    By Zach Sparks
    Event Host Natalie Haskell Talks About The Event
    For the last four years, the St. Jude Zumbathon has raised funds for children with cancer. With this year’s event set for Saturday, March 25, at the Severna Park Community Center from 11:00am-1:00pm, host Natalie Haskell talked about her...
  • St. John School To Hold Alumni Reunion

    By Voice Media
    Rekindle friendships, share stories and revisit the school that holds so many memories for generations of graduates. St. John the Evangelist School will hold a reunion on Sunday, April 30, at noon following the 10:45 mass. Free picnic fare — including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda and...
  • Parents Take Action to Help Youth Thrive Amidst Pressures

    By Leslie Dolsak
    Abundant technology, stiff competition, academic pressures, cyber bullying and deadly drugs are the makings of a combustible backdrop for youth. A few Severna Park mothers recognized the challenges their children are up against and launched a group, Parenting for a Different World, to create a...
    • Photo courtesy of Terrie Johnson Photography
      Photo courtesy of Terrie Johnson Photography

    Services From The Heart Receives Donation From 100 Women Who Care

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    On Thursday, February 23, the local group 100 Women Who Care Annapolis donated $9,200 to Services from the Heart, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in Severna Park that provides weekly food backpacks to 80 children attending three Title 1 schools within Anne Arundel County (Eastport...

    Five Nonprofits Awarded $21,000 Collectively From Lifeline 100 Proceeds

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    At the Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) annual meeting in late 2016, $21,000 of net proceeds from the 2016 Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 bicycle event were distributed to five county nonprofits: BikeAAA, Anne Arundel Crisis Response, Friends of Kinder Farm Park...
  • Falcon Athletic Boosters Hold Mulch Sale Throughout March

    By Voice Media
    Support Severna Park High School athletics by participating in the 2017 mulch sale. Brown hardwood bark mulch is sold in bags of 3-cubic-feet for $5.50 per bag. Of that, $2.70 per bag is tax-deductible.
    Pickup and delivery day is Saturday, April 1. Order 15 or more and get free delivery. Otherwise...
    • As part of an endorsement deal with Freestate Custom Guitars, 13-year-old musician Jackson Anderson will get a guitar with custom wood, color schemes, designs and hardware.Provided
      As part of an endorsement deal with Freestate Custom Guitars, 13-year-old musician Jackson Anderson will get a guitar with custom wood, color schemes, designs and hardware.

    Teen Musician From Fast As Lightning Secures Endorsement

    By Brad Dress
    Fast As Lightning guitarist and Arnold resident Jackson Anderson is moving up the musical chain as quickly as his band’s namesake.
    Freestate Custom Guitars, which builds its own instruments in Annapolis, endorsed Jackson when he turned 13 on January 20. Freestate owner Jon Malfi said Jackson...
  • Vote For The Best Children's Activities Of Severna Park

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    Cast Your Vote For The Best Of Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    Our annual Best of Severna Park contest is back, and we’re excited to hear from you what businesses and organizations are worthy of being called the best in town. Voting is open now through Friday, March 24, and the winners will be announced in our April 6 edition.

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    • Charlie Priola and Arturo Ottaviano, two well-established restaurateurs, have teamed up to create La Posta Pizzeria, housed in the old post office on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.Dylan Roche
      Charlie Priola and Arturo Ottaviano, two well-established restaurateurs, have teamed up to create La Posta Pizzeria, housed in the old post office on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.
    • The restaurant’s owners worked to design the dining room themselves, creating the distressed wood tables by hand and picking out the canvasses that adorn the walls.Dylan Roche
      The restaurant’s owners worked to design the dining room themselves, creating the distressed wood tables by hand and picking out the canvasses that adorn the walls.

    La Posta Pizzeria Brings A Slice Of Italy To Severna Park

    By Dylan Roche
    For years, Charlie Priola’s family recipes have tantalized the tastebuds of countless hungry pizza eaters at Mangia in downtown Annapolis, and just a stone’s throw away on Main Street, Arturo Ottaviano’s culinary skills have persuaded many guests at Osteria 177 that they’ve...

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