March 05, 2015
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  • Destroy Your Documents At RPS’ Shredding Party This Spring

    By Provided
    Did you know that 59 million personal records were exposed in 43 security breaches in 2014? This spring, be sure to get rid of all those papers that contain private information. Mark your calendar - and collect your confidential documents - for the inaugural shredding party at Retirement Planning...

    Cathy Vitale Invested As Judge Of Circuit Court Of Anne Arundel County

    By Dylan Roche
    Severna Park's own Cathy Vitale, formerly delegate of District 33, was invested as a judge of the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County on the evening of Monday, January 23. Local politicians and other community leaders - including Governor Larry Hogan - came out to show their support for Vitale...
    • At the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation banquet, the new directors and officers for 2015 were sworn in to their roles.Photo courtesy of Laura’s Eyes Photography
      At the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce’s annual installation banquet, the new directors and officers for 2015 were sworn in to their roles.
    • Senator Ed Reilly performed the honor of swearing in the chamber’s new directors and officers.Photos by Dylan Roche
      Senator Ed Reilly performed the honor of swearing in the chamber’s new directors and officers.
    • The GSPACC directors were sworn in to their new role as part of the agenda at the annual installation banquet.Photos by Dylan Roche
      The GSPACC directors were sworn in to their new role as part of the agenda at the annual installation banquet.

    Chamber Kicks Off 2015 With New Officers, Directors And Sponsors

    By Dylan Roche
    Installation Banquet Celebrated Those Who Enable The GSPACC’s Community Involvement
    The Fourth of July Parade, the Christmas Tree Lighting, monthly Fly-By Friday summer cookouts, the Shop Local campaign, even the high school’s Business Advisory Board - no doubt about it, the Greater...
    • In addition to regulations set by the county’s Office of Planning and Zoning, other organizations and associations can influence the look and design of a property. The Arnold Preservation Council worked with developers to ensure that construction projects surrounding the brick Arnold Station shipping center - including TD Bank and CVS - matched its look and style.Photo by Shawn Brubaker
      In addition to regulations set by the county’s Office of Planning and Zoning, other organizations and associations can influence the look and design of a property. The Arnold Preservation Council worked with developers to ensure that construction projects surrounding the brick Arnold Station shipping center - including TD Bank and CVS - matched its look and style.

    How Anne Arundel County Regulates New Development

    By Darrell Mak
    Anne Arundel County’s rules and guidelines for land use can be traced to 1964, when the county adopted a charter form of government, breaking away from the original commissioner-style government that was in place since the county’s founding. As a charter county, Anne Arundel obtains...
    • On February 17, America will be introduced to the Hamill family of Arnold during the TLC premiere of “Our Little Family.” The family members are (l-r) CeCe, Michelle, Jack, Cate and Dan.Photo courtesy of Discovery Communications
      On February 17, America will be introduced to the Hamill family of Arnold during the TLC premiere of “Our Little Family.” The family members are (l-r) CeCe, Michelle, Jack, Cate and Dan.

    Arnold Family Set For World Debut On TLC’s “Our Little Family”

    By Zach Sparks
    On February 17, Anne Arundel County will span televisions across the nation as the world is introduced to the Hamill clan during the premiere of TLC’s new reality show “Our Little Family.” The title is a playful nod to the five members of the family, who each have a form of...
    • Two months after taking the oath of office, County Executive Steve Schuh is pleased with the rate at which his vision has progressed.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Two months after taking the oath of office, County Executive Steve Schuh is pleased with the rate at which his vision has progressed.

    Schuh Reflects On First Months As County Executive

    By Peter Crispino
    One week after County Executive Steve Schuh took the oath of office and set up shop on the fourth floor of the Arundel Center, he called an all-hands-on-deck meeting of his cabinet to lay out his vision for county government.
    The singular goal – and the refrain throughout his election...
    • Debbie Parry, board member with Opportunity Builders, Inc., received her Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice Editorial Assistant Shawn Brubaker.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Debbie Parry, board member with Opportunity Builders, Inc., received her Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice Editorial Assistant Shawn Brubaker.

    Debbie Parry Empowers Others As An OBI Board Member

    By Shawn Brubaker
    When Carrollton Manor resident Debbie Parry started taking her daughter to Opportunity Builders Inc. (OBI), she had no idea what she was getting into. In the course of the three years since her first visit, Parry went from patron to integral volunteer.
    Starting as a member of OBI’s health...

    The Voice’s Colin Murphy Awarded Media Person Of The Year

    By admin
    Colin Murphy, the Voice’s sports editor, received the 2015 Media Person of the Year by the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches (MSABC). The award was presented by Ken King, varsity baseball coach at Chesapeake High School and secretary of the MSABC, during a banquet in Oriole Park...
  • Annual State Of The Magothy Set For February 18

    By admin
    The Magothy River Association (MRA) invites the community to attend the 2015 State of the Magothy, to be held Wednesday, February 18, at Anne Arundel Community College (Room 100, CALT building). Doors will open at 6:30pm for display viewing and the presentation will start at 7:00pm.
    During the...
  • SPCC Update

    By Newth Morris
    No point in braving the cold weather at home. Come out and join us at the Severna Park Community Center, where our main-pool temperature is 84 degrees. Or if you just want to close your eyes and imagine yourself on a Caribbean island, try our 91-degree therapy pool! We have a full-fledged aquatics...
    • Ryan and Jennifer Wild, seen here with their 1-year-old son, Connor, met when they were in eighth grade and have been together ever since. Ryan proposed in December 2009 in what Jennifer described as “the most natural, honest way.”
      Ryan and Jennifer Wild, seen here with their 1-year-old son, Connor, met when they were in eighth grade and have been together ever since. Ryan proposed in December 2009 in what Jennifer described as “the most natural, honest way.”

    Severna Park’s Greatest Proposal Story

    By Provided
    In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked readers to submit their stories of how they proposed or how they were proposed to, whether they shared an intimate moment or were wrangled into a grand ordeal in front of a vigilant crowd. Severna Park residents Ryan and Jennifer Wild were selected as our...
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    • At last year’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser held at O’Loughlin’s Restaurant and Pub, participants sat to have their heads shaved a way to show support for children with terminal illnesses. This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, starting at 12:45pm.
      At last year’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser held at O’Loughlin’s Restaurant and Pub, participants sat to have their heads shaved a way to show support for children with terminal illnesses. This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, starting at 12:45pm.

    Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser At O’Loughlin’s Set For March 1

    By Shawn Brubaker
    Nearly 100 people are expected to turn out for O’Loughlin’s Restaurant and Pub’s annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, which will be held this year on Sunday, March 1. Those who raised at least $50 will participate in the shave-a-thon, shaving their heads in solidarity with...

    Central Committee Prepares Search For Vitale Successor

    By Peter Crispino
    With the clock winding down on her 16 years in public office, Delegate Cathy Vitale isn’t slowing down. While simultaneously hustling to close her law practice and prepare for her new role as an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge, the District 33 representative has managed to introduce...

    Taylor, Serle To Wed In August

    By Provided
    Christopher and Denise Taylor of Severna Park announce the engagement of their son Harrison Hines Taylor to Chantal Evans Serlé, daughter of Cornelius Serlé V and Martha Evans Serlé of Upper Arlington, Ohio. A 2005 graduate of Severna Park High School, Harrison pitched on SPHS...
  • The Cost Of Bad Well Water

    By Tom Kinnane
    She extracted the stained shirt from the washer and shook her head in disgust at the now-orange-tinged white dress shirt, tossing it, like several before, into the nearby trash can. Swish! She believed her aim was getting better than it should have been. “I guess I’ll check the sale...
    • The Kiwanis Club of Severna Park is celebrating Kiwanis International’s 100th year with a schedule of events aimed at bolstering its commitment to the local community.
      The Kiwanis Club of Severna Park is celebrating Kiwanis International’s 100th year with a schedule of events aimed at bolstering its commitment to the local community.

    News From The Severna Park Kiwanis

    By Provided
    On January 20, the Kiwanis Club of Severna Park kicked off Kiwanis International’s 100th year by holding a birthday celebration at the Severna Park Community Center. Representatives from the Crofton Kiwanis Club, Anne Arundel Community College Circle K Club, and Severna Park and North County...
  • Community Says Farewell To Friend And Coach Chris Wood

    By admin
    Severna Park recently said goodbye to Chris Wood, a beloved member of the community, a father, husband, friend and coach. Wood passed away after fighting complications of pneumonia.
    Nearly 1,000 friends and family members came out to show their respects at Wood’s funeral and celebration of...
  • This Valentine’s Day, Shop Local For Your Loved Ones

    By Shawn Brubaker
    Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? With so many local businesses getting in on the fun, there is no reason to leave the Severna Park area.
    Flowers are a Valentine’s staple, and Benfield Florist and Severna Flowers and Gifts have plenty of bouquets and arrangements to choose...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    At our January installation dinner, we recognized a number of our premium-level sponsors to thank them for all the help they provide to support our program. I’d like to recognize our platinum sponsors and tell you a bit about each of them. Platinum level is the highest level of support in our...
    • With the breathtaking beauty of historic downtown Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay and the rolling hills of South County, it’s no surprise more brides are choosing Anne Arundel County as the location for their special day. Photo by Krista A. Jones Photography
      With the breathtaking beauty of historic downtown Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay and the rolling hills of South County, it’s no surprise more brides are choosing Anne Arundel County as the location for their special day.
    • With surrounding views of the Chesapeake Bay, Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena makes the perfect wedding location for brides seeking a waterfront ceremony or reception.Photo by KRR Photography
      With surrounding views of the Chesapeake Bay, Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena makes the perfect wedding location for brides seeking a waterfront ceremony or reception.
    • As a recent addition to Kurtz’s Beach, the bridal cottage – a charming, elegant house surrounded by beautiful landscaping – is just a few blocks away from the venue and serves as a location for bridal party preparation and dressing. Photo by KRR Photography
      As a recent addition to Kurtz’s Beach, the bridal cottage – a charming, elegant house surrounded by beautiful landscaping – is just a few blocks away from the venue and serves as a location for bridal party preparation and dressing.

    • Often described as a “photographer’s paradise,” the historic structures, waterfront gardens and 185-foot pier at Historic London Town Gardens in Edgewater require minimal – if any – décor, as the property stands stunningly beautiful on its own. Photo by Richard Barlow Photography
      Often described as a “photographer’s paradise,” the historic structures, waterfront gardens and 185-foot pier at Historic London Town Gardens in Edgewater require minimal – if any – décor, as the property stands stunningly beautiful on its own.
    • Photo by Richard Barlow Photography

    Exploring Some Of Anne Arundel County’s Most Scenic Wedding Venues

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    The Chesapeake Bay, historic downtown Annapolis, the rolling hills of South County - with these stunningly scenic backdrops, it’s no surprise that more and more Maryland brides are choosing Anne Arundel County as the location for their special day. Over the last decade, the county has...
  • Five Tips For Deciding On Your Wedding Bouquet

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    There’s nothing that symbolizes wedding day joy quite like a vibrantly beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. With so many floral options, the task of figuring out what you ultimately want your bouquet to look like can easily become overwhelming. Don’t overlook this important project...

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