August 26, 2016
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  • National Night Out, held on August 2 at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, gave citizens a chance to meet first responders in a welcoming environment.

    “We’re Building The Community Of The Future”

    National Night Out Gives Families A Chance To Meet First Responders In A Welcoming Environment Who can blame a child for associating the police with danger, tragedy or fear? Their only interaction with the men and women in blue is usually when there’s some sort of trouble, even if it’s...


  • Severna Park Golf Wins A Division Opener

    The Severna Park golf team got the season started with a victory on August 24, totaling 157 to top Broadneck, South River and Arundel in Anne Arundel County A Division play at Crofton Country Club.
    Matt Snowden posted the low score on the day with a 37. South River’s Joey Gaulin was right behind with a 38, but Severna Park posted five of the top six scores with Jordan Strom (39), Addison Wells (40), Matt Verni (41) and Patrick Bearisto (41) all shooting a top-four team score.
    South River’s Nick Salamy shot 42, while Broadneck looked to fill the void left by graduated individual county champion Connor Jaenke and graduated teammate Cameron McCartney, getting solid rounds from...


  • Chamber Update

    One of the highlights of the summer for the Chamber of Commerce was the Fourth of July Parade. I’d like to thank some of our sponsors. The Chamber offers a platinum-level membership and those sponsorships provide added support for the parade every year. You might have noticed their banners leading off in the parade lineup. Our appreciation goes to Chick-fil-A Severna Park and Severn Savings Bank, our Platinum sponsors. Our Freedom-level sponsors included Cakes & Confections Bakery Café, Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County Chimney Repair and Maintenance, Donut Shack, Giant Food and SERVPRO of Annapolis & Severna Park. At the Independence level were Bruster’s REAL...

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  • A WoodsWork group traveled to Monroe, North Carolina this summer to assemble the framework for three new houses.

    Local Youth Groups Lent A Helping Hand This Summer

    A pair of Severna Park youth groups took to the road this summer to help families in need. A group of teens and adults from Severna Park United Methodist Church visited Barbourville, Kentucky, to assist in various home repairs. In Monroe, North Carolina, a group from Woods Memorial Presbyterian...
  • “This Summer Was Great Because I …”

    Send Us Your Story For A Chance To Win Our Summer Essay Contest When school is out for the summer, it means kids have an extra six hours a day, five days a week. Multiply that by 10 weeks, and that’s roughly 300 extra hours that kids have during their time away from the classroom. So, we...
  • Nate Stanley (back left) of Arnold is part of the talented Annapolis House Band, an octet from School of Rock Annapolis.

    Annapolis House Band Showcases School Of Rock’s Top Talent

    A public library may be the last place you’d expect to hear a live rock concert, yet on July 25, that’s exactly what happened at the Broadneck Library. Eight talented teenage members of the Annapolis House Band — part of School of Rock Annapolis’ elite program — took...

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Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • From The Floor Of The Republican National Convention

    Last month marked a turning point in the 2016 elections as Republicans and Democrats both held their conventions to officially select their nominees for president of the United States – on the right, Donald Trump, and on the left, Hillary Clinton. Both conventions had similar formats,...
  • Maryland Day At The Democratic National Convention

    I want to thank Speaker Mike Busch for organizing an early morning bus ride from Annapolis to Philadelphia on July 28 to meet up with more than 700 other local Democrats for Maryland Day during the Democratic National Convention. The Annapolis bus carried more than 60 of my fellow Democrats, a...
  • Cui Bono: Whom Is The Government Designed To Serve?

    In a letter to Edward Carrington dated May 27, 1788, Thomas Jefferson, while discussing the anticipated adoption of the Bill of Rights, observed that “the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and for government to gain ground.” As we look at the broad sweep of history...
  • News From The Statehouse

    An August 10 meeting sponsored by the Broadneck Council will focus on the extreme impact of Bay Bridge traffic. While the issue has a great impact locally, state government has yet to make it a priority. Opened in 1952, the Bay Bridge was so successful that the state quickly added an adjacent...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Patients See The World Anew Thanks To Rutzen Eye Specialists

    Imagine seeing the world through a blurry lens. You might have cloudy vision and glare from bright lights. Colors might appear washed-out and dull. These are all symptoms of a cataract, a clouding of the lens of the eye.
    And imagine all the everyday activities that can’t be done — enjoying a book or magazine, reading the directions on a package of food or medicine, or even driving somewhere, particularly late at night.
    But Dr. Allan Rutzen and Dr. Jacey Hanna of Rutzen Eye Specialists & Laser Center in Severna Park have helped change the lives of patients, allowing them to see the world anew through the miracle of cataract surgery.
    “It’s so different from...
  • Your Fitness Results Lie In The Gray Area

    I was walking through the gym recently and noticed a fitness client of ours doing a few sprints in a group workout. She was so fast and moved so well. I was surprised; this same exerciser had recently gotten back into fitness after a little time off and had been working hard to get back to where...
  • Pilates Is “Slow Medicine”

    I think it’s safe to say that most people want to feel good in their body and be as healthy as possible. The question is: How does Pilates help you do this? Classical Pilates Is “Corrective Exercise” Pilates is a great workout, but it can be more than that. The purpose of...
  • Extra Floss? Try These Tricks!

    We know, we know – your orthodontist asks you about flossing every time you visit. Flossing is an integral part of your oral hygiene routine and essential for healthy gums and teeth. But did you know there’s more to floss than cleaning between your teeth? Dental floss can actually be...

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