July 22, 2017
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  • Events Around The Park

    Looking for something to do this weekend? From summer concerts to crab feasts and yard sales, we’ve got you covered.
    Friday, July 21
    Music of Alex Davis
    The Office Bar & Grill
    2801 Mountain Road, Pasadena
    Severna Park native Alex Davis is coming from Greenville, South Carolina, to The Office Bar and Grill. The performance will include piano-vocal renditions of his solo work and from his bands Passing Worth (indie/jazz/soul/pop) and Miles to Go (prog-rock), along with his interpretations of other artists from the past and present.
    “With a bachelor's degree in music composition, Davis integrates fundamental and familiar musical beauty...
  • On July 6, three South Sudanese “Lost Boys” Amal Athieu, Mario Bol and Benjamin Machar helped Orphan Grain Train volunteers load a shipping container to send to South Sudan.

    “A Good Drop”Exclusive

    Orphan Grain Train Sends Supplies To South Sudan In a country where grocery shopping is seen as a chore, it may be hard to imagine a place where hunger and a lack of access to clean water is the norm. On the morning of July 6, volunteers gathered at the Christian volunteer network Orphan Grain...
  • Fourth Of July Parade Draws Spectators From Far And Wide

    Children waved American flags in the air as if signaling the start to a drag race while parents proudly looked on, clad in star-spangled garb, proving that the Severna Park Fourth of July Parade crowd was just as active as those marching along the route. Among the steadfast onlookers were lifelong...
  • This year’s decorated bike contest winners came out covered in red, white and blue.

    Kids Impress With The Bike Decorating Contest

    Streamers, flags and top hats were just a few of the elements involved in this year’s decorated bike contest put on by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Contestants came out to Holly Avenue before the parade started to compete for prizes in the categories of Most...


  • The Green Hornets went 4-1 in the Chesapeake Baseball Association playoffs and defeated the Bowie Bulldogs in the championship on June 18.

    Green Hornets Win 13U CBA Championship

    Father’s Day was championship Sunday for the 13U Green Hornets select baseball team. Severna Park capped a 4-1 playoff run on June 18 by defeating the Bowie Bulldogs 4-1 at Arnold Park to claim the Chesapeake Baseball Association postseason tournament championship. With strong pitching and...
  • Green Hornets Lacrosse Girls Honored With Terry Robinson Sportsmanship Awards

    Green Hornets girls lacrosse players, families and coaches gathered at Kinder Park on May 30 to honor the recipients of the eighth annual Terry E. Robinson Memorial Sportsmanship Awards. Established in 2010, the award is given each year to one player from every Green Hornets girls lacrosse team in...
  • The Green Hornets 18U's finished on top of the county's co-op league with a 13-2-1 record.

    Green Hornets 18U’s Win Co-Op League

    The Severna Park Green Hornets 15-18 co-op baseball team went 13-2-1 to finish atop the league. The team of Jacob Birmingham, Connor Brandeen, Brett Braszo, Tim Karns, Nick Brocchetta, Evan Mobley, Ryan McCoy, Jared Wall, Augie Milewski, Max Johnson, Wayne Flohr, Ben Taylor, Robert Jackson and...
  • The Rays manufactured a seven-run rally in the final inning of the championship game to walk off as 15-14 winners over the Orioles.

    Rays Rally For Rookie 8 Championship

    The Rookie 8 Rays stage a dramatic final-inning comeback to surge past the Orioles and claim the Green Hornets Rookie 8 club baseball championship. The Rays’ Grant Buhler, Nicholas DiPietro, James Erceg, Melvin Gill, Axel Haagenson, Liam Kinslow, Lukas Kurmayev, Tucker Lapriola, Luke Lester...


  • Chamber Update

    Summer is here! June 21 marked the official beginning of summer, that magical time of the year when popsicles appear in the freezer, crabs are on the picnic table and fireflies light up the evening sky. The hum of a lawnmower is always in the background, and the excitement of summer camp and Vacation Bible School is brewing. It’s a special time for sure.
    One of our summer traditions in the Greater Severna Park area is the Fourth of July Parade. We hope you’ll join us at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 4, for this community event. If you have little ones and they’d like to participate in their own age-appropriate event, we have the Decorated Bike Contest. As far as I know, this...

School & YouthSchool

  •  HEADSHOT, Veeraj Shah

    SPHS Valedictorian Sets His Mind On Medicine

    Severna Park High School valedictorian Veeraj Shah thrives on a busy schedule. During his senior year, when most students choose to take a lighter course load, Shah saw an opportunity to take courses that his schedule couldn’t accommodate earlier in high school. “There are very few...
  • HEADSHOT, Ryan Keller

    Broadneck Valedictorian Excels On And Off The Field

    Broadneck High School’s valedictorian, Ryan Keller, is a leader both in the classroom and on the football field. Eager to push himself, Keller signed up for as many Advanced Placement (AP) courses as he could handle. One of the first AP courses he took, a combined calculus class, was one of...
  •  HEADSHOT, Davis Cook

    SPHS Salutatorian Is A Problem Solver

    Davis Cook, salutatorian of Severna Park High School’s Class of 2017, loves to solve problems both in his classwork and as a member of the school’s robotics team. While he was at the top of his class throughout high school, Cook was surprised to be named salutatorian, an accomplishment...

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Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • A Look Inside This Year’s Budget

    If there is one word to describe this year’s budget season, it would be “inclusive.”
    Our process commenced in February and March when we began meeting with the public to better understand their priorities. At two town halls, our departments met face to face with constituents from across the county to discuss school funding, park improvements and other important community priorities.
    From there, our administration went to work to put forward a budget that would advance our goal of making Anne Arundel County the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland. And in mid-June, the county council concurred with all of our major priorities, ensuring our accelerated...
  • Following So-And-So Off A Cliff

    My wife and I have four children, so it's not terribly uncommon to overhear something like:   Parent: I can't believe you did X. Child: So-and-so did it first. Parent: If so-and-so jumped off a cliff, would you follow him? Democratic leaders in Maryland seem to think it's OK...
  • Recognizing Maryland’s Bright Lights

    In my travels across our great state, I have been fortunate to visit some of the great businesses that are headquartered in Maryland. We’re home to Fortune 500 companies like Lockheed Martin and Marriott International, and to global brands like JoS. A. Bank, STX and Under Armour. Of course,...
  • How Motocross Will Change Our County’s Criminal Justice System

    Motocross is a sport that leads to many injuries no matter how good you are. It just can’t be avoided. Anyone who has ever ridden knows this painful reality, but the fun of it all keeps you ridding. Once in your blood, it’s a sport you never seem to grow out of. Sorry, Mom. I have the...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Dental Implants Are Not Teeth

    Modern technology has given dentists more ways to replace teeth. For example, dental implants can replace teeth and secure dentures. What is best for the patient? What are the benefits and risks?
    Q: How can I have my missing, broken and diseased teeth replaced to look like and function like my original teeth?
    A: Consider the condition of the remaining teeth as well as overall oral health, cosmetics, durability, longevity, cost and number of dental visits required. Technology gives us options other than extracting the remaining teeth and making dentures. Consult with your dentist before treatment begins. A dentist is responsible for a thorough examination and proper diagnosis to determine...
  • UM BWMC July Calendar

    Tuesday, July 11 6:00-7:30pm: The Stroke Support Group meets to discuss stroke recovery and prevention in the Dr. Constantine Padussis Conference Center (301 Hospital Drive, third floor). For more information, call 410-787-4732. Wednesday, July 12 2:00-3:00pm: Lactation support group open to all...
  • Tips For Staying Cool In The Summer Heat

    When the temperature rises and more people are enjoying outdoor summer activities, it is important to avoid dehydration and excessive exposure to the sun. The humidity also makes it harder to handle the hot temperatures. The Department of Health encourages all residents to be cautious of heat-...
  • At a June 5 seminar held at The Reserve at Two Rivers, Dr. Debra Kimless explained the benefits of medicinal cannabis. The seminar was organized by the team at Green Point Wellness, set to open later this year in Anne Arundel County, to dispel any misconceptions and help the community understand this new industry coming to Maryland.

    Green Point Wellness Helps Community Understand Medicinal Cannabis Industry Coming To Maryland

    A new industry is coming to Maryland, and its first location is expected to be right here in Anne Arundel County. It might face some skepticism or even opposition, but the leadership behind Green Point Wellness — a medicinal cannabis dispensary slated to open in late 2017 — wants to...

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