April 24, 2014
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    • Led by the Annapolis High School JROTC color guard and engines from the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department, the parade of little leaguers, high school athletes, coaches and parents made its way from Severna Park Middle School to Kinder Farm Park, where they all lined around a baseball diamond. Photos by Dan Giles
      Led by the Annapolis High School JROTC color guard and engines from the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department, the parade of little leaguers, high school athletes, coaches and parents made its way from Severna Park Middle School to Kinder Farm Park, where they all lined around a baseball diamond.
    • Led by the Annapolis High School JROTC color guard and engines from the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department, the parade of little leaguers, high school athletes, coaches and parents made its way from Severna Park Middle School to Kinder Farm Park, where they all lined around a baseball diamond.
      Led by the Annapolis High School JROTC color guard and engines from the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department, the parade of little leaguers, high school athletes, coaches and parents made its way from Severna Park Middle School to Kinder Farm Park, where they all lined around a baseball diamond.

    Play Ball! Green Hornets Celebrate Opening Day

    By Dan Giles
    To view a photo gallery from the Opening Day celebration, click here.
    The gray skies and dreary doldrums of February are behind us, an unseasonably frigid March has come and gone, the relentless procession of snowstorms has finally relented, and there’s only one thing on the minds of...

    And The Winners For The 2014 “Best Of Severna Park” Are…

    By Voice Staff
    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...
    • Hundreds of attendees enjoyed a secret garden-themed SPCC gala last spring, and this year community center supporters can look forward to a white-themed event that will honor Mary Carter, to be held April 5 at Chartwell Country Club.
      Hundreds of attendees enjoyed a secret garden-themed SPCC gala last spring, and this year community center supporters can look forward to a white-themed event that will honor Mary Carter, to be held April 5 at Chartwell Country Club.
    • Hundreds of attendees enjoyed a secret garden-themed SPCC gala last spring, and this year community center supporters can look forward to a white-themed event that will honor Mary Carter, to be held April 5 at Chartwell Country Club.
      Hundreds of attendees enjoyed a secret garden-themed SPCC gala last spring, and this year community center supporters can look forward to a white-themed event that will honor Mary Carter, to be held April 5 at Chartwell Country Club.

    SPCC To Honor Mary Carter At Annual Fundraiser Gala

    By Meredith Thompson
    On the heels of a winter that wouldn’t relent, the staff and volunteers at the Severna Park Community Center are predicting whiteout conditions at Chartwell Country Club on Saturday, April 5. White invitations sent out weeks earlier summoned guests to don their finest white gowns and suits to...
  • As Session Winds Down, Local Legislation Comes Into Focus

    By Peter Crispino
    Just hours before the 434th session of the Maryland General Assembly was set to get underway on January 8, a faulty sprinkler in the basement of the State House filled the 200-year-old landmark with a strange odor, triggering alarms and leading to a brief evacuation while bomb-sniffing dogs...
    • Don Brogile, who has spent countless summers out on the water crabbing in his boat, the “Ladybug,” suspects a long, cold winter will delay the beginning of crab season locally this year.Photo by Meredith Thompson
      Don Brogile, who has spent countless summers out on the water crabbing in his boat, the “Ladybug,” suspects a long, cold winter will delay the beginning of crab season locally this year.

    Watermen Remain Hopeful Despite Rumors Of Dismal Crab Season Ahead

    By Darrell Mak
    Prospects aren’t looking too favorable for this year’s crabbing season, which officially kicked off on April 1. After a buoyant year for juvenile crabs back in 2012, the juvenile crab population plunged 80 percent in 2013, and 2014 could fare even worse. Although the Maryland Department...
  • Falcons Baseball Players To Serve As “Big Brothers” In Memory Of Taylor Wild

    By Colin Murphy
    On Saturday, April 26, the Severna Park High School baseball program will honor the memory of former Falcon baseball player and Marine Lance Corporal Taylor Wild (SPHS ’10) by hosting a local Pitch, Hit and Run competition for area youth baseball and softball players ages 7-14.

    The competition is free to join and will provide little leaguers the opportunity to test their baseball and softball skills in a fun and supportive environment while receiving guidance, coaching and encouragement from the Falcon varsity baseball players. Participants who finish with top scores can advance to sectional Pitch, Hit and Run contests and ultimately could have the chance to compete at the national...
    • Voice Editorial Assistant Dylan Roche presented Julie Shay with the volunteer of the month award for her tireless efforts to better the community through the Good Neighbors Group, which she established in 2006.Photo by Meredith Thompson
      Voice Editorial Assistant Dylan Roche presented Julie Shay with the volunteer of the month award for her tireless efforts to better the community through the Good Neighbors Group, which she established in 2006.

    Julie Shay Bridges The Gap Between Local Resources And Needs

    By Meredith Thompson
    When she lived in Panama, she noted people used resources to their fullest; when she moved to Germany, she learned residents there recycled everything; when Air Force wife Julie Shay relocated to Maryland, the West Severna Park resident noted the majority of people around her had so much stuff, she...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    The issue you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The Best Of Severna Park 2014 winners are revealed in this edition. Over the last year, there have been several new businesses that have opened in our community – restaurants, fitness centers, physician offices, retail shops, etc....
  • Community Briefs

    By Voice Staff
    Chartridge
    The Chartridge community will hold a fishing rodeo at the Chartridge pond (common area) on April 6, with registration beginning at noon and the competition beginning at 1:00pm. The spring kickoff is open to all children ages 15 and younger, and awards will be given for various...
    • Alex Pline, a founding member of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) and co-chair of the Anne Arundel County Transportation Council, recently spoke to the Arnold Preservation Council about the Complete Streets Program and how it will affect Anne Arundel County.Photo by Shane Jacobus
      Alex Pline, a founding member of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) and co-chair of the Anne Arundel County Transportation Council, recently spoke to the Arnold Preservation Council about the Complete Streets Program and how it will affect Anne Arundel County.

    Arnold Preservation Council Gets Street Smart

    By Shane Jacobus
    On March 10, the Arnold Preservation Council (APC) met at Asbury United Methodist Church to discuss how the Anne Arundel County Council’s Resolution 6-14, which encourages implementation of a Complete Streets Program, would affect local residents. The evening’s guest speaker was Alex...
  • Partners In Care To Host 12th-Annual Spring Extravaganza

    By Provided
    Jewelry & Craft Show Will Offer Treasures For Every Taste And Budget
    On Saturday, April 26, Partners In Care will host its annual Spring Extravaganza Jewelry & Craft Show from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Historic Baldwin Hall, located at 1358 Millersville Road in Millersville. The sale will...
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  • Farmers’ Markets Return To Severna Park, Anne Arundel For 2014 Season

    By Provided
    There’s nothing quite like a ripe, juicy, Maryland-grown tomato to signal the summer season is here, and with the opening of local farmers’ markets just around the corner, residents of Severna Park, Arnold and surrounding communities can soon stock their fridges with the area’s...
  • The Wise Old Owl

    By Danielle Sagée
    Help Stop Human/Sex Trafficking In Anne Arundel County
    “If you need more clothing, if you need someone to pay attention to you because nobody at home is paying attention, I will be that person for you.” These are not the words of a school guidance counselor, but rather those of a...
  • Severn River Lions To Host 10th-Annual Bull & Oyster Roast

    By Provided
    The Severn River Lions Club will celebrate a decade of bull and oyster roasts with the annual dinner extravaganza on Saturday, April 26, from 6:00-10:00pm at the Columbian Center in Severna Park. The all-you-can-eat dinner menu provided by Atlantic Caterers will feature pit beef, fresh shucked...
  • SPCC Update

    By Newth Morris
    The Severna Park Community Center Gala is coming up on April 6! Our theme this year is “White” and we will honor longtime dance instructor and Severna Park resident Mary Carter.
    This will be my first gala, so I write this with great anticipation as the decorations committee, under the...
    • Faith Hagerty and her daughter, Amalia, learned to grow vegetables organically during the Apprentice Gardens program.
      Faith Hagerty and her daughter, Amalia, learned to grow vegetables organically during the Apprentice Gardens program.

    Apprentice Gardens Course Allows Families To Grow Their Knowledge

    By Zach Sparks
    Kids at Kinder Farm Park will not be planting beanstalks this spring, but they will grow just about everything else. On April 2, University of Maryland (UMD) extension office held its annual Apprentice Gardens program, as instructors taught eight families how to grow vegetables and fruits...

    Carl Rogge’s “Tails Of The Trail” Iditarod Presentation Was A Doggone Success

    By Provided
    Dr. Carl Rogge (left) recently joined representatives from the Anne Arundel County SPCA and the Noah’s Ark Ministry of Woods Church, as well as many generous attendees, to present his “Tails of the Trail” lecture, in which he shared his experiences as a trail veterinarian on 10...
    • (L-R) Mike Baldwin, Brian Gibbons, Mike McHale and Jay Baldwin celebrate Hospice of the Chesapeake receiving $6 million in monetary donations. The gift will be used to build a new inpatient care center in Pasadena.Photo by John Singleton
      (L-R) Mike Baldwin, Brian Gibbons, Mike McHale and Jay Baldwin celebrate Hospice of the Chesapeake receiving $6 million in monetary donations. The gift will be used to build a new inpatient care center in Pasadena.

    Big Donation Transforms Hospice Of The ChesapeakeExclusive

    By John Singleton
    Hospice of the Chesapeake’s vision for a new inpatient care center in Pasadena just moved one step closer to becoming a reality. On the heels of receiving a $5 million donation from John and Cathy Belcher, Hospice of the Chesapeake also announced they were the recipients of a $1 million gift...
    • While the specific design of the new Arnold Elementary School must still be determined, a feasibility study of the school proposed this general look for the new facility, which would sit on higher ground to avoid the flooding issues that plague the current building. Graphic courtesy of AACPS
      While the specific design of the new Arnold Elementary School must still be determined, a feasibility study of the school proposed this general look for the new facility, which would sit on higher ground to avoid the flooding issues that plague the current building.
    • A feasibility study depicted the overall design of Arnold Elementary School if the Board of Education had opted for a revitalization of the school, rather than its replacement. Graphic courtesy of AACPS
      A feasibility study depicted the overall design of Arnold Elementary School if the Board of Education had opted for a revitalization of the school, rather than its replacement.

    Board Of Ed Changes Course, Votes To Replace Arnold Elementary SchoolExclusive

    By Peter Crispino
    For well over three hours at last night’s Board of Education meeting in Annapolis, dozens of parents from Arnold Elementary School waited patiently for the opportunity to voice their concerns over Superintendent Mamie Perkins’ recommendation to renovate, rather than replace, their...
  • What Volunteers Are Doing For County Department Of Recreation & Parks

    By Nicki Fiocco
    Even during the freezing days of January and February, volunteers throughout Anne Arundel County are serving their parks and recreation centers. The Department of Recreation and Parks’ community outreach programs offer meaningful and unique volunteer opportunities that serve the county’...
  • The Wise Old OwlExclusive

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Why We Celebrate Saint Patrick
    By Danielle Sagée

    Whether it’s the Sydney Opera House lit in green in Australia or the step dancers marching along Fifth Avenue in New York City, or the revelers dressed as leprechauns in Tokyo, Japan, or our own Governor Martin O’Malley’...


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