November 18, 2017
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  • Sandy Dixon showed a Jones kindergarten class all of her school pictures and told the attentive 5-year-olds that many of her friends from elementary school are still her friends today.

    Jones Elementary Celebrates 60 Years Of Excellence

    It was standing room only as more than 500 former and current students, teachers, parents, friends and community members packed the Jones Elementary School auditorium for the school’s 60th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 21. The spirited event was the culmination of a joyous week...



  • Chamber Update

    The holidays are upon us! The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce has planned some great events to usher in the season.
    The holiday trade fair will be held at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall on Thursday, November 2. The event sponsor is Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi. Doors open at 4:00pm and the event ends at 8:00pm. Food samplings from Bill Bateman’s Bistro, Firehouse Subs, Pats Select Pizza Grill, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and Safeway will be available. There will be free flu shots provided by Anne Arundel Medical Center, entertainment, face painting and giveaways. It’s always a great event with lots of local businesses displaying and selling...

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  • OHES To Hold 10th Annual Fundraising Event

    Oak Hill Elementary School’s PTO will hold its annual silent and live auction event on November 18 at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall. This event is a 200-guest dinner/dance and raises money to cover the expenses of all school-related activities throughout the course of this year. With a different theme every year, this event provides an opportunity for the community to come together and have fun while contributing to Oak Hill Elementary School.
    As event chairperson Erica Martin explained, funds raised by the event are vital to the school. “We have a running budget every year that we spend money on; it covers everything that the county does not pay for,” she said....
  • “Oklahoma!” at Severna Park High School features a talented cast of students and promises plenty of romance, music, comedy and adventure.

    Severna Park High School To Present “Oklahoma!”

    Set at the turn of the 20th century, “Oklahoma!” has resonated with audiences since 1943, when they were first introduced to a cast of cowboys and farmhands searching for love. Severna Park High School will present its version of “Oklahoma!” for its annual fall musical on...
  • At Folger McKinsey Elementary, 32 students have signed up for the coding club.

    Students Learn To Code At Severna Park Schools

    As “digital natives,” today’s young people are more tech savvy than many adults. Building on what they already know about technology, elementary school students in Severna Park are now learning computer programming thanks to an innovative educational program offered through Silver...
  • (L-R) Severna Park Middle School SGA members Fletcher Port, Sophia Urrea and Nick Patrick went from room to room collecting cans during the Harvest for the Hungry food drive.

    Can It, Will Ya! Food Drive Helps Kids Silence Hunger

    The heart of a blue whale weighs about 1,000 pounds. An empty 6-by-12-foot U-Haul cargo trailer is 1,920 pounds. Crocodiles can weigh up to 2,300 pounds. What is heavier than each of those things? Severna Park Middle collected 3,111 pounds of food for needy families during Anne Arundel County...

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  • A Tax Break For Some Is A Tax Increase For Most

    On November 6, the Anne Arundel County Council will consider a bill designed to grant a property tax credit to persons designated as “public safety officers.”
    Generally, this means that policemen and firefighters, along with volunteer firefighters, will be eligible to have their property taxes reduced by up to $2,500.
    According to the sponsor of Bill 81-17, it represents a way to thank policemen and firefighters, and is also designed to aid in recruitment and retention.
    And since we respect and appreciate the special nature of the work that police and firefighters perform, including some duties that are dangerous by nature, it would seem at first blush that granting these...
  • Anne Arundel United

    Earlier this fall at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, our administration unveiled Anne Arundel United, a proactive community initiative to unite the county against hatred and build greater understanding. Our goal is simple. We need to embrace and promote...
  • The Importance Of Honoring Obscure Veterans

    Imagine that it is August 1776 in the swamps and heights outside New York City. After years of unrest, protest and indecision – after Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill – the upstart 13 American colonies have thrown down the gauntlet and declared their independence. Intending to impose...
  • Volunteering

    The simple inscription on William Donald Schaefer’s headstone reads, “He Cared.” During his nearly four decades of public service as Baltimore mayor, governor and comptroller, Schaefer earned a reputation as a straight shooter with a made-for-TV persona, someone who, when told...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Pregnancy, Expecting Parents And Baby Teeth

    Expecting parents, here is what you need to know and do to positively affect the development of your unborn child’s teeth. Q: What concerns should I have if I’m pregnant or thinking about having a baby? A: Up to three out of four pregnant women have gingivitis due to hormonal changes...
  • UM BWMC Debuts New Mobile Care Service

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is offering a new home-based emergency service to Anne Arundel County residents. Individuals who are not able to travel to a physician's office, emergency department or urgent care center and need medical treatment will be...
  • UM BWMC Names Sonia Hamlin Director Of Marketing And Communications

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has named Sonia Hamlin the new director of marketing and communications. Hamlin comes to UM BWMC from the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, where she served as marketing and communications director. Her...

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