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  • Olivia Reiter wound up for a pass through the purview of Broadneck’s Payton Barr (5), Regan Littell (14) and Carley Wilson (15) during the Falcons’ 3-0 win over the Bruins on Friday.

    Falcons Rock Bruins At Kinder, 3-0

    The defending 4A champions looked every bit like the team to beat on September 5, as the Severna Park field hockey team dominated from start to finish in a 3-0 thrashing of rival Broadneck at Kinder Park in the county opener for both schools. Goals by Jessica Valvano, Ellie Schepens and Eva...


  • Pearle Vision in Glen Burnie has become one of the community’s landmark businesses over the last two decades, providing personalized eye care and quality products to local residents in need. “We’re going to bend over backwards to service our customers no matter what it takes,” emphasized owner Joe Willis.

    Nobody Cares For Eyes More Than Pearle Vision

    Just ask Glen Burnie’s Pearle Vision store owner Joseph Willis what he enjoys most about providing complete vision care to the people of Anne Arundel County, and he’ll erupt with a variety of positive remarks. “Around here, you have people from all walks of life. They all have one...
  • Many members of Dr. Brian Valle’s staff have been with the Millersville office for more than 20 years. The team shares a vision for superior quality dentistry with a focus on aesthetics and overall health.

    Dr. Brian Valle And Team Pursue Dental Excellence

    When dental work is considered, it is important that the end result be not only aesthetically pleasing but also a mouth that is functional and healthy. That is why Dr. Brian Valle recognizes oral risk factors and provides patients with functional and cosmetic treatment plans that ensure the best...
  • In addition to a wide variety of lumber materials, a full hardware store and a beautiful kitchen showroom, customers at The J.F. Johnson Lumber Company will find a friendly and knowledgeable staff, including President Bob Johnson (center) and designers Stephanie Dyer and Kate Johnson, who are ready to help with all building, renovating and redecorating needs.

    The J.F. Johnson Company Has Helped Build Homes For 94 Years

    Long before development came to Anne Arundel County, transforming the farmland and forests into the suburbs and towns that stand today, the J.F. Johnson Lumber Company was doing business and providing building materials for residents. It was in 1921 that Joshua “Fred” Johnson came to...
  • Bev Langley, who has been involved with real estate for her entire career, has been the number-one agent in Anne Arundel County for 20 consecutive years.

    Bev Langley Real Estate Team Stands Ready To Serve

    Bev Langley, an associate broker with Century 21 Finesse in Severna Park, has been involved with real estate for practically her entire career. Her experience has gained her numerous awards and a superb track record, having sold on average one home every two days last year. Since 1994, Langley has...

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  • We Need Transparency In Government

    In 1970, the state of Maryland passed the Maryland Public Information Act designed to give Maryland citizens greater access to public documents. It further required that the government respond to requests for information within a reasonable amount of time (30 days) and that the charge for copying files be reasonable.
    In 1977, the Maryland Opening Meetings Act was passed, requiring government to hold its meetings in the open, under public scrutiny and without the level of secrecy that had become so prevalent during the Watergate years.
    Over the next three decades, legislators on the state and local levels took the steps to increase public access and government transparency. Why is it so...
  • Anne Arundel County Needs Smaller, Smarter Schools

    Public school construction is the single largest spending item for most local jurisdictions around the country. Here in Anne Arundel County, when a new high school is finally built to replace an old school that is being retired, we will have spent more than $125 million and ended up with yet...
  • Seniors Should Be Wary Of Scams

    Financial exploitation of seniors is on the rise in our country. My office fields numerous complaints of exploitation that involve theft, fraud and physical and emotional abuse of seniors. While caretakers and relatives sometimes take advantage of the dependent or financial relationships they have...
  • Should We Be Taxed On Stormwater?

    “Singin’ in the rain” isn’t exactly what citizens of Anne Arundel County are doing since the Stormwater Management – Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (House Bill 987) passed in the Maryland General Assembly in 2012. Dubbed the “rain tax” by...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Richard Gue, co-owner of The Vaper’s Knoll in Pasadena, opened the shop in 2011 and it is the largest vape retail shop in Maryland. Gue hopes that forthcoming federal regulations regarding the use of e-cigarettes do not burst the bubble on the $2 billion industry.

    Vaping: Newest Fad Or Here To Stay?

    Crofton native Richard Gue and three friends met weekly for several years, brainstorming the types of ideas that could make them business partners. All they wanted was to make a living and work for nobody but themselves. Nearly three years of research led to The Vaper’s Knoll, an e-cigarette...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    In upcoming months, I will answer questions on high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to my website at or email with your questions. Laser Lights In The Dental Office Modern technology has increased the dentist’s choice in ways...
  • The Effect Of Mental Illness On The Family

    When a family member has been diagnosed with a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, it can feel as if the whole world has come crashing down. People want to help, but other emotions can get in the way: anger over the situation, frustration with the pace of progress, tension when members...
  • Staying Healthy: How To Feel Young At Any Age

    Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and doesn’t change just because you are a few years older. As we age, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, and as many of us know, coping with change can be difficult, no matter how old you are. The particular...

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