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  • 2015 Nominations Being Accepted For Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Awards

    Do you know an outstanding volunteer who deserves recognition? The organizers of the 11th annual Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon are seeking nominations. The winners will be recognized during a ceremony on Thursday, November 5, from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant in Gambrills.

    The annual awards, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center and the Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County, will honor volunteer projects that have had the most impact in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis in 2014 and 2015.

    Nominations are invited for volunteer projects sponsored by local nonprofit or faith-based organizations, schools, local businesses,...


  • (L-R) Ryan Maloy, Brendan Jones, Jack McKeehan, James Muessig, Reid Hussey and Richie Baker took part in the summer county championships at Severna Park Community Center this July. Indian Landing claimed the team victory with 612 points, edging Severn River (608).

    Indian Landing Wins Summer Championship Meet At SPCC

    The Indian Landing swim team totaled 612 points to nip runner-up Severn River (608 points) and top the field of 14 teams at the annual summer county swimming championships held at the Severna Park Community Center during the week of July 6. With Indian Landing competing against Severn River, St....
  • The Green Hornets Swarm won the Anne Arundel County championship by defeating Davidsonville, 9-2, before knocking off Montgomery County’s champion from Silver Spring, 13-2.

    Green Hornets Swarm Win County, State Titles

    It was a special season for the Green Hornets Swarm Midget A Select lacrosse team. Comprised of local seventh-graders, the Swarm went a combined 15-5 overall across the Anne Arundel County and Howard County leagues against some of the state’s best competition as well as travel/club teams...
  • The Green Hornets showed resilience by twice mounting comeback victories and going 5-0 at the Ace of Diamonds Tournament in Howard County.

    Aces Of The Diamond: 14U Green Hornets Capture Tournament Title

    The Green Hornets 14U select softball team defeated Lake Shore in extra innings in the championship game of the Ace of Diamonds Tournament in Howard County this summer to finish as undefeated tournament champions. Severna Park’s Abby Becker, Alise Cornelius, Emma Hall, Jes Adams, Kylie...


School & YouthSchool

  • Forty-four elementary school students participated in Camp Invention at Shipley’s Choice Elementary from July 13 through 16.

    Camp Invention Is A Summer Hit At Shipley’s Choice

    For most kids, summer is a time to leave the classroom behind until late August so they can relax with friends, go on vacation with their family and attend a lacrosse camp in the area. But for 44 students, July 13 through 16 was a chance to attend Camp Invention at Shipley’s Choice...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • The chicken salad melt featured fresh chicken salad served over homemade bread, topped with Granny Smith apple slices and brie and drizzled with raspberry sauce.

    The Point Crab House Features Sumptuous Outdoor Dining

    Ah, the pleasures of outdoor dining by the water on a midsummer evening. The expectation is soft lighting, good music, pleasant company and, of course, awesome food. The Point Crab House & Grill exceeded my expectations, and the bill was less than I expected. It took a bit of effort to find...
  • Take Summer Home With You

    Swimming, boating, flowers, popsicles – who doesn’t love summer? Unless you’re a Siberian husky, you probably find enjoyment in the warm weather. The vacations and all of the other fun activities that come along with it are icing on the cake! If only there were a way to make...
  • The Hamills will continue to make viewers laugh and cry when “Our Little Family” returns to TLC at 10:00pm on August 25.

    TLC’s “Our Little Family” Returns For Second Season

    Last winter, Dan and Michelle Hamill of Arnold – stars of TLC’s “Our Little Family” – set out to prove to the world that they face the same set of challenges as almost every family, regardless of size. They endeared viewers to their energetic and fearless 6-year-old son, Jack, and twin 3-year-old...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Is There A Republican Approach To Fair Housing?

    I have been a Republican elected official in Anne Arundel County now for about eight months. This has been an exciting time and a learning experience. Some things that I hoped to accomplish, I am happy to say, have come to pass. This includes the successful elimination of “emergency legislation” that doesn’t comply with the definition of “emergency” contained in the county charter, and our attempted repeal of the rain tax.

    Also, one of the first measures passed by the county council this term limited the spread of what is called workforce housing in the county. I was happy to co-sponsor this measure (Bill 82-14), because this type of housing is part of a...
  • News From The Statehouse

    We were treated to some political theater in July. The message was “the governor hates Baltimore City,” and it is likely to be a major theme during the next legislative session in January. The leadership in the House and Senate convened several hearings to attack the Republican...
  • Anne Arundel: A Model For The State

    Efficient and effective government is crucial to making our county the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland. While it is difficult to make government run as efficiently as private enterprise, putting certain private-sector practices in place can create a culture of customer...
  • FAQs On The New SPHS

    It’s not a secret in Severna Park that the new high school is under construction. Parents asked for a new high school for many years, and now this reality is happening. With this reality, however, come many questions pertaining to the construction. I would like to share with you some of the...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    Modern dentistry is dynamic. Changes to improve patient comfort and quality of care are always being developed. The use of improved dental materials, modern delivery systems, lasers, computer-generated imaging and computer management software systems are just some of the changes.

    In upcoming months, I will answer questions about high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to or email

    Prevent Sports Injuries: Wear A Mouthguard
    The time to prepare for fall sports is here. Be ready for football and soccer practices; the seasons will soon begin. Children playing sports suffer injuries to their mouths and teeth. We need to prevent...
  • Say “Ahh” To Get More Z’s

    Severna Park Dentist Treats Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Snoring With Oral Appliance Therapy By Dr. Amanda McPherson Severn River Dental Associates Healthy teeth, healthy gums and now … healthy sleep? For those who have never consulted a dentist about treatments for sleep apnea and...
  • Enhancing Athletic Performance With Cold Laser Therapy

    In 2004, the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs took to the NFL a new medical modality that had the capability of speeding up soft tissue injury healing. This was cold laser therapy, and in that same year, we introduced the Erchonia Cold Laser in our office to give our patients that...
  • UM BWMC Receives Platinum Performance Achievement Award

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015 – one of only 319 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes UM BWMC...

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