April 24, 2018
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    Weekend Events April 20-22

    By Voice Media
    Another work week has come to an end. This weekend is Earth Day, and there are tons of different ways to mark the occasion! If you don’t already have something planned, check out one of the various activities around town celebrating our planet. If you’re looking for live music, there is...

    Weekend Events April 13-15

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Severna Park! The forecast looks warm and sunny this weekend, so get outside and enjoy the weather! Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside this weekend, whether you’re running a triathlon or attending one of the youth league opening parades. Whatever it is...

    Weekend Events April 6-8

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Severna Park! Here's our weekly roundup of events happening in and around Severna Park this weekend:

    Friday, April 6
     
    Ballast Point Brewing Tasting at Magothy Wine and Spirits. 4:00-7:00pm.
    More info here.
     
    Essential Oil And Aromatherapy 101 at Sass Well. 5:...

    • Childlife specialists Kylie McMenaman (left) and Megan Siegel (right), along with and Project Linus chapter coordinator Linda Gorman, display blanket number 20,000.Photo courtesy of Ann Grieb
      Childlife specialists Kylie McMenaman (left) and Megan Siegel (right), along with and Project Linus chapter coordinator Linda Gorman, display blanket number 20,000.

    Twenty Thousand And Going Strong!Exclusive

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    The local chapter of Project Linus has just donated its 20,000th blanket in Anne Arundel County. The milestone blanket was donated to the Anne Arundel Medical Center Pediatrics Unit where childlife specialists will give the blanket to a child receiving care at the hospital.
    Since its local...

    And The Winners For The 2018 “Best Of Severna Park” Are…

    By Voice Media
    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 Severna Park, Arnold or Millersville, and a nominee had to receive at least five votes...
    • Thirteen outstanding community leaders were recently recognized by ASPIRE for their dedicated efforts to enriching the quality of life in Severna Park.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Thirteen outstanding community leaders were recently recognized by ASPIRE for their dedicated efforts to enriching the quality of life in Severna Park.

    Community Innovators Receive Accolades At ASPIRE’s Annual Awards Ceremony

    By Dylan Roche
    If you had to take a guess, how many active nonprofit organizations would you say there are in Severna Park? As many as 249 is the number that Sandy Spadaro, president of the Association for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement (ASPIRE), heard in casual conversation a few days before...
  • One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Treasure

    By Zach Sparks
    Talking With The County’s Recycling Program Manager

    When you leave your recycling outside for curb pickup, do you know where it ends up? Depending on the materials, they could be in another state or another country, or if they are not properly recycled, they could be incinerated.
    Rich...

    • Storm Riley, which hit Maryland on March 2 and lasted for several days, brought down many trees and left many Severna Park residents without electricity.Photo Provided
      Storm Riley, which hit Maryland on March 2 and lasted for several days, brought down many trees and left many Severna Park residents without electricity.

    Got The Power: How Does BGE Handle Outages Following Extreme Weather Events?

    By Dylan Roche
    Overachieving is not always good. In the case of a severe weather event — such as Storm Riley, the multi-day stretch of high winds that swept the northeast in early March — overachieving means nobody is really prepared for it, and even though Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) tries to...
    • Barb Kalafos (left) received her Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Assistant Editor Zach Sparks.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Barb Kalafos (left) received her Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Assistant Editor Zach Sparks.

    Kalafos Is Not A Regular Mom, But A Theater Mom

    By Maya Pottiger
    Barb Kalafos is no stranger to the theater.
     

    As her two daughters have worked their way through the Severna Park feeder system, Kalafos has volunteered at all of the school productions they’ve starred in, starting with “Beauty and the Beast” at Jones Elementary School...

  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s always an exciting moment every spring when we release the April issue that includes the list of winners in our annual Best of Severna Park contest. We feel happy for the businesses that are being honored, and truth be told, it’s pretty neat to see readers get excited for their...
    • “I feel that I am very fortunate in that I do have a lot to smile about,” said 100-year-old Edy Greengold of Heartlands Assisted Living.Photo by Dylan Roche
      “I feel that I am very fortunate in that I do have a lot to smile about,” said 100-year-old Edy Greengold of Heartlands Assisted Living.

    Heartlands Resident Edy Greengold Turns 100

    By Dylan Roche
    Don’t ask Edy Greengold about being a centenarian, because — as she’ll explain — she hasn’t been one for most of her life. In fact, she still feels and acts much younger. “I can’t tell you much about being 100 years old because I’m not accustomed to...
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  • A Century Of Traditions Nestled On The Round Bay Shore

    By Judy Tacyn
    Round Bay is a small Severna Park community named after the body of water upon which it sits. Around 1906, Round Bay was owned by the Maryland Development and Realty Company, which ran a tourist business seeking to attract people in Baltimore to visit Round Bay. Round Bay was a railway extension...
  • SPCC’s 2018 Gala Will Honor Larry Sells

    By Zach Sparks
    The Severna Park Community Center’s annual gala on Saturday, April 14, will celebrate the theme “Soaring to New Heights,” a tagline that summarizes the SPCC’s goal in enhancing family life with an ever-improving slate of programs and activities, and also reflects on how the...
  • “Home Improvement” Actor To Appear At Mid-Maryland Home & Garden Expo

    By Dylan Roche
    Although it’s been nearly 20 years since “Home Improvement” went off the air, many fans of the sitcom still recognize Richard Karn from his role as Al Borland, the assistant and sidekick on Tim “the Toolman” Taylor’s show-within-the-show, “Tool Time....
  • SPCC Update

    By Shelly Beigel
    As a gathering place for the local community, the Severna Park Community Center (SPCC) provides a unique variety of fun, engaging activities and programs for all ages. From dance to aquatics, and from pickleball to ping pong, there’s always something new happening at SPCC!
    Recently, in...
    • The sprint triathlon comprises an 800-yard swim, 9-mile bike and 3-mile run — activities split between the Severna Park Community Center pool and the B&A Trail.Photo by Stephanie Mennell Photography
      The sprint triathlon comprises an 800-yard swim, 9-mile bike and 3-mile run — activities split between the Severna Park Community Center pool and the B&A Trail.
    • The sprint triathlon comprises an 800-yard swim, 9-mile bike and 3-mile run — activities split between the Severna Park Community Center pool and the B&A Trail.Photo by Stephanie Mennell Photography
      The sprint triathlon comprises an 800-yard swim, 9-mile bike and 3-mile run — activities split between the Severna Park Community Center pool and the B&A Trail.

    Fun Over Competition: Emily Schindler Triathlon Returns April 14

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    When the Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship Triathlon returns for its 12th installment on Saturday, April 14, participants will again contribute to an event that has made a big impact in the community. Since its inception, the triathlon has raised more than $46,000 for a fund that has provided 80...
  • There’s More Than One Way To Secure Justice For Those Injured In Motor Vehicle Collisions

    By David Diggs
    As a motor vehicle collision attorney and past president of the Maryland Association of Justice, I am referred a lot of cases by other lawyers. When negotiations falter and a suit must be filed, people are looking for counsel experienced in handling cases to conclusion. A recent case is noteworthy...
    • Wilbur WellsPhoto Provided
      Wilbur Wells
    • Following his wake at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, the Maryland State troopers who had stood guard gave a salute to Wilbur Wells.Photo Provided
      Following his wake at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, the Maryland State troopers who had stood guard gave a salute to Wilbur Wells.

    Wilbur Wells Laid To Rest

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    Detective Sergeant Wilbur Wells graduated from the Maryland State Police Academy in 1955 and served proudly for more than 34 years as a Maryland state trooper. For 18 years, Wells was the Annapolis barrack sergeant. His leadership style was to be on the front lines with his troopers, taking care of...
    • At the request of the Magothy River Association, the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks installed a park bench honoring longtime volunteer Charlie Nolte, who passed away in 2015.Photo Provided
      At the request of the Magothy River Association, the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks installed a park bench honoring longtime volunteer Charlie Nolte, who passed away in 2015.

    Bench Overlooking The Magothy River Honors Charlie NolteExclusive

    By Sharon Mager
    As a tribute to a respected, beloved volunteer who treasured the Magothy waterways, the Department of Recreation and Parks recently installed a bench at Beachwood Park in honor of Charlie Nolte. The Severna Park resident and Magothy River Association volunteer passed away at the age of 79 in...
    • A Brian Boru fundraiser raised more than $700 for Lauren Burke Meyer’s book, “Charlie STEPs UP to Lacrosse.”Photo Provided
      A Brian Boru fundraiser raised more than $700 for Lauren Burke Meyer’s book, “Charlie STEPs UP to Lacrosse.”
    • A former Green Hornet, Lauren Burke Meyer started playing lacrosse in fourth grade.Photo Provided
      A former Green Hornet, Lauren Burke Meyer started playing lacrosse in fourth grade.

    Local Author Fundraises To Release Children’s Lacrosse BookExclusive

    By Jane Seiss
    Lauren Burke Meyer has written the story for a children’s picture book and is raising money to pay for its illustration, printing and shipping.
    “Charlie STEPs UP to Lacrosse” has been a work in progress since 2013. The book is closer to publication thanks to a March charity...
  • The Hot Cost Of Cold WeatherExclusive

    By Ellen Kinsella
    Most of us were very annoyed at the “winter that wouldn’t quit.” After all, wearing coats at the end of March was not part of our plan! But what about the families who had to choose between paying their electric bill and feeding their family?
    “Keith” is a father of...

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