October 31, 2014
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  • As Election Day Approaches, Future Of Key County Offices Hangs In The Balance

    By Peter Crispino
    Local voters will decide upon the future of nearly every key office at the state and local level when they head to the polls on November 4. More than a dozen offices – from governor to county sheriff – are up for grabs, as the election represents a chance for the electorate to send a...
    • More than 500 cyclists turned out for the inaugural Lifeline 100 Century Ride, which took participants on a bike tour around Anne Arundel County. The route began at Kinder Farm Park and traced its way through Severna Park and Arnold along the B&A Trail, and continued into downtown Annapolis, across South and West County and around BWI before returning to Kinder.Photo by Cathy Ford
      More than 500 cyclists turned out for the inaugural Lifeline 100 Century Ride, which took participants on a bike tour around Anne Arundel County. The route began at Kinder Farm Park and traced its way through Severna Park and Arnold along the B&A Trail, and continued into downtown Annapolis, across South and West County and around BWI before returning to Kinder.

    500 Cyclists Sweep Through Severna Park In Inaugural Lifeline Century Ride

    By Dylan Roche
    Before the sun had fully risen on the chilly morning of Sunday, October 19, more than 500 cyclists departed Kinder Farm Park for 100-, 56- and 15-mile routes around the county as part of the inaugural Lifeline 100 Century Ride. Coordinated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and...
    • Because the proposed Earleigh Station Apartments complex qualifies as a special exception to the zoning laws, it can be built in an area designated for low-density housing. Enterprise Homes plans to construct five buildings, with 84 units for families and the disabled, at 134 Ritchie Highway.
      Because the proposed Earleigh Station Apartments complex qualifies as a special exception to the zoning laws, it can be built in an area designated for low-density housing. Enterprise Homes plans to construct five buildings, with 84 units for families and the disabled, at 134 Ritchie Highway.
    • Because the proposed Earleigh Station Apartments complex qualifies as a special exception to the zoning laws, it can be built in an area designated for low-density housing. Enterprise Homes plans to construct five buildings, with 84 units for families and the disabled, at 134 Ritchie Highway.
      Because the proposed Earleigh Station Apartments complex qualifies as a special exception to the zoning laws, it can be built in an area designated for low-density housing. Enterprise Homes plans to construct five buildings, with 84 units for families and the disabled, at 134 Ritchie Highway.

    Area Residents Voice Concerns Over Planned Apartment Complex On Route 2

    By Zach Sparks
    Traffic on Ritchie Highway, overcrowding at Severna Park High School, state officials adhering to the wishes of the people – all of these issues are on the minds of Severna Park residents as they wait to hear whether a new development on Route 2 will be authorized for construction.
    On...
    • President Harry Truman once visited the German U-boat U-2513 in Key West, Florida, that current Severna Park resident and veteran Ed McLean was once stationed on.
      President Harry Truman once visited the German U-boat U-2513 in Key West, Florida, that current Severna Park resident and veteran Ed McLean was once stationed on.

    Severna Park Veteran Reflects On World War II Missions

    By Jane Seiss
    Born in Boston in 1926, Severna Park resident Ed McLean is sure he was destined to be a submariner.
    “I was born into the Navy,” he said. “I wanted to join because my father took me on a sub when I was 5 years old, and I decided when I’d go in, I’d get into submarines...
    • At last year’s Taste & Sip of Severna Park, held at Homestead Gardens, members of the Annapolis Chorale serenaded attendees with Christmas melodies as they sampled fare from area restaurants. This year’s event is set for Thursday, November 20. Tickets are now available at from the GSPACC.
      At last year’s Taste & Sip of Severna Park, held at Homestead Gardens, members of the Annapolis Chorale serenaded attendees with Christmas melodies as they sampled fare from area restaurants. This year’s event is set for Thursday, November 20. Tickets are now available at from the GSPACC.
    • Santa Claus always puts in an appearance to visit with little ones at Park Plaza's Holiday Madness event.
      Santa Claus always puts in an appearance to visit with little ones at Park Plaza's Holiday Madness event.

    Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber Gears Up For Holiday Events

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    With the holiday season just around the corner, the Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce (GSPACC) is gearing up for three of its most beloved signature events – the Holiday Trade Fair, the Taste And Sip and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This year, each event promises...
    • Jim Rausch, president of the Friends of Kinder Farm Park, receives his Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Editorial Assistant Dylan Roche.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Jim Rausch, president of the Friends of Kinder Farm Park, receives his Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Editorial Assistant Dylan Roche.

    Jim Rausch Leads Friends Group In Cultivating Kinder Farm Park Programs

    By Dylan Roche
    About 10,000 people - that’s how many attendees usually turn out for Kinder Farm Park’s annual Fall Harvest Festival. And despite the cold, drizzly morning that Mother Nature brought for this year’s installment of the tradition, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Friends...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    Between the upcoming election, holiday season and the entire mass of community events that November and December bring with them, our staff has been gearing up for the busiest time of year here in Severna Park.

    The general election on Tuesday, November 4, will determine a cast of new leadership for Anne Arundel County. Will it be Republican Steve Schuh or Democrat George Johnson who is voted in as our next county executive? Will it be Republican Michael Peroutka or Democrat Patrick Armstrong who takes the county councilman seat for District 5? There are many county leadership vacancies that need to be filled, and it’s our job as residents of Severna Park, Millersville and Arnold to...


    Congratulations To The Voice’s Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners

    By Provided
    In last month’s issue, we asked our readers to send us photos of their pumpkin designs. Wow, did we get some very creative entries! The first-place winner and recipient of the $50 Café Mezzanotte gift card is Abigal M., who created a black cat from three painted pumpkins and a gourd....
  • Friends Of Anne Arundel County Trails Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    By Sharon Mager
    Members of the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails reflected on their organization’s history and achievements as they celebrated the 20th anniversary at their annual meeting, which was held on October 28 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. The theme was “The past, present and the...
    • Alexander “Mac” McMullen (right) and his wife, Evelyn, who have many fond memories throughout their half-century of marriage, will celebrate Mac’s 102nd birthday on November 8.Photo by Jenny DuMont
      Alexander “Mac” McMullen (right) and his wife, Evelyn, who have many fond memories throughout their half-century of marriage, will celebrate Mac’s 102nd birthday on November 8.

    Alexander “Mac” McMullen Turns 102 Years Young

    By Jenny DuMont
    The secret to longevity is evident within seconds after meeting Millersville resident Alexander “Mac” McMullen, who will celebrate his 102nd birthday on November 8: off-the-charts good humor and an optimistic, positive attitude.
    “You want to take my picture?” Mac grinned....
    • Stephen Mitchell and his wife, Cassandra, recently joined the congregation of Trinity Bible Church in Severna Park, where Stephen was installed as the senior pastor. Stephen, who has spent seven years developing the youth ministry at Trinity, takes the place of retiring Senior Pastor Michael Martin.
      Stephen Mitchell and his wife, Cassandra, recently joined the congregation of Trinity Bible Church in Severna Park, where Stephen was installed as the senior pastor. Stephen, who has spent seven years developing the youth ministry at Trinity, takes the place of retiring Senior Pastor Michael Martin.
    • Stephen Mitchell and his wife, Cassandra, recently joined the congregation of Trinity Bible Church in Severna Park, where Stephen was installed as the senior pastor. Stephen, who has spent seven years developing the youth ministry at Trinity, takes the place of retiring Senior Pastor Michael Martin.
      Stephen Mitchell and his wife, Cassandra, recently joined the congregation of Trinity Bible Church in Severna Park, where Stephen was installed as the senior pastor. Stephen, who has spent seven years developing the youth ministry at Trinity, takes the place of retiring Senior Pastor Michael Martin.

    Mitchell Named New Pastor At Severna Park’s Trinity Bible Church

    By John Singleton
    Stephen Mitchell’s mother always knew her son was going to be a pastor. When he was born, she cradled him in her arms and whispered that she would dedicate his young life to God. When he was 16, she surprised her unwitting teenager by announcing he would deliver a youth sermon in front of 700...
  • Recently Archived

    • Jeff Kline (left of center), an athlete/trainer and cancer awareness advocate, recently made a visit to Spark Running in Severna Park, where he talked about training for long-distance running, healthful eating and his journey to raise awareness about prostate cancer.Photo by Luke Jackson
      Jeff Kline (left of center), an athlete/trainer and cancer awareness advocate, recently made a visit to Spark Running in Severna Park, where he talked about training for long-distance running, healthful eating and his journey to raise awareness about prostate cancer.

    Jeff Kline Brings Prostate Cancer Awareness To Severna Park

    By Luke Jackson
    It was December 2013 at a restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, when Jeff Kline endured what he termed a “severe pain episode.” Kline experienced several lesser pain episodes before that day, but ignored them. He figured they stemmed from cycling and weren’t symptoms of a potentially...
    • On Saturday, October 11, Ed Parker and the rest of the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails group gathered with government officials and representatives from Recreation and Parks to dedicate the newly built rest stop along Broadneck Trail to Allan and Edie Segree.
      On Saturday, October 11, Ed Parker and the rest of the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails group gathered with government officials and representatives from Recreation and Parks to dedicate the newly built rest stop along Broadneck Trail to Allan and Edie Segree.

    Ed Parker Dedicates Broadneck Trail Rest Stop To Allan And Edie Segree

    By Dylan Roche
    Ed Parker remembers how when he was a child growing up in Northfield, Massachusetts, the local library was an important part of his life, and fortunately, he was able to access it by bicycle without depending on a ride from his parents or another adult.
    But for many years, he saw that his adult...
  • Woods Memorial Church’s 73rd-Annual Holiday Bazaar Will Include New FISH Boutique

    By Sharon Mager
    The Presbyterian Women of Woods (PWOWS) are thrilled to announce the 73rd-annual Holiday Bazaar, slated for Saturday, November 22, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Woods Memorial Church. Always a favorite holiday tradition among the community, the event this year will feature crafts from local artisans,...
    •  Severna Park Kiwanis held its 59th-annual officer installation dinner on October 7 at Hellas Restaurant and Lounge. Nine new officers were given traditional Kiwanis pins and installed in the board of directors for the 2014-2015 calendar year.
      Severna Park Kiwanis held its 59th-annual officer installation dinner on October 7 at Hellas Restaurant and Lounge. Nine new officers were given traditional Kiwanis pins and installed in the board of directors for the 2014-2015 calendar year.
    • The Kiwanis recently participated in the Severna Park CROP Hunger Walk with more than 80 other members from the local community.
      The Kiwanis recently participated in the Severna Park CROP Hunger Walk with more than 80 other members from the local community.

    News From The Severna Park Kiwanis

    By Provided
    The Kiwanis club of Severna Park will have its annual apple sale on the weekends of October 31-November 2 and November 8-10, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Severna Park Community Center and the Prudential Building (across from the Safeway on Benfield Road). Community members interested in pre-...
  • The Wise Old Owl: Adopt An Anti-Aging Lifestyle

    By Danielle Sagée
    For centuries, people have been trying to reverse the aging process, using everything from special diets to rigorous physical activity to plastic surgery. Science, however, has possibly yielded the Ponce de Leon solution to slow down aging, and it’s all in the genes or, more specifically, the...
  • SPCC Update: November

    By Newth Morris
    The Dance Center of Severna Park will hold a free trial class for children ages 4 to 7 on Saturday, November 8, from 9:00am to 9:45am. Winter session dance classes for 3-year-olds and adults are now open for registration. In addition, you can still register for dance for 2014-2015 classes, which...
  • Community Briefs

    By Provided
     
    Cape Arthur
    The community of Cape Arthur will have its annual Halloween party on Friday, October 31, beginning at 5:30pm. The evening will start with neighborhood children meeting at the playground to show off their costumes and get their glow sticks. At 5:45pm, everyone will begin trick-...
    • The candidates forum held Tuesday, October 21, at Anne Arundel Community College gave undecided voters insight into the stances of those running for county executive and county council.Photo by Peter Crispino
      The candidates forum held Tuesday, October 21, at Anne Arundel Community College gave undecided voters insight into the stances of those running for county executive and county council.

    County Executive, Council Candidates Make Final Pitch To Voters At AACC Forum

    By Peter Crispino
    Undecided voters got a comprehensive look at local candidates on the night of Tuesday, October 21, as every contender for county council and county executive took the stage at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) for one final debate before early voting begins on October 23.
    The candidates forum...
    • The candidates for District 5 County Council, Republican Michael Anthony Peroutka and Democrat Patrick Armstrong, shared their views with voters at a question-and-answer forum on Thursday, October 9.
      The candidates for District 5 County Council, Republican Michael Anthony Peroutka and Democrat Patrick Armstrong, shared their views with voters at a question-and-answer forum on Thursday, October 9.

    Not Your Average Debate: District 5 Candidates Square Off On God, Government And EvolutionExclusive

    By Peter Crispino
    Privatization of the fire department, the constitutionality of the Department of Education, secession, evolution, the Communist Manifesto and primordial ooze  – those were just a few of the topics raised during Thursday’s debate between Republican Michael Anthony Peroutka and...
    • At Kinder Farm Park’s Fall Harvest Festival, which draws thousands of attendees every year, families can take part in plenty of down-country amusement.File photo
      At Kinder Farm Park’s Fall Harvest Festival, which draws thousands of attendees every year, families can take part in plenty of down-country amusement.
    • Ashley Fisher enjoyed feeding hungry llamas at a previous year’s Kinder Farm Park Family Fall Festival.File photo
      Ashley Fisher enjoyed feeding hungry llamas at a previous year’s Kinder Farm Park Family Fall Festival.

    Kinder Farm Park’s Fall Harvest Festival Set For October 11

    By Sharon Mager
    Of all the fall festivals, Halloween parties and autumn events happening this fall in Anne Arundel County this month, Kinder Farm Park’s annual harvest festival ranks at the very top of the list when it comes to fun activities and unique events. The Fall Harvest Festival, which is cosponsored...

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