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  • Cast Your Vote For The Best Of Severna Park

    Our annual Best of Severna Park contest is back, and we’re excited to hear from you what businesses and organizations are worthy of being called the best in town. Voting is open now through Friday, March 24, and the winners will be announced in our April 6 edition. (function(e,t,s,c){var...


  • Emily Knight banked 30 points for Severna Park by winning all three of her events, becoming county champion in the 300-, 500- and 800-meter runs.

    Park Girls Dominate At County Championship Meet

    Boys Take Second; Falcons’ Knight, Lee, Clark and Dearborn Claim Individual Crowns         The Severna Park girls indoor track and field team delivered a slew of top performances at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex on January 24, compiling an impressive...
  • Kat Ryan slashed to the hoop for two points during Severna Park's win over Meade on January 31.

    Win Streak Ends, But Lady Falcons Still Going Strong

    Another night, another balanced attack and another team-wide defensive onslaught yielded yet another victory for the Severna Park girls basketball team as the Lady Falcons topped host Meade 49-39 on January 31.  Caroline Duffy had a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds to go with 4 assists as...
  • Scott Huntley scored this layup off a steal in the third quarter of Severna Park's game with Meade on January 31.

    Back To Basics: Falcon Boys Are Playing Hard, Having Fun

    On its surface, the Severna Park boys basketball team’s 64-48 loss to Meade on January 31 seems like the expected, unremarkable result of the 3-15 Falcons visiting the home floor of the two-time reigning 4A state finalists and 2015 state champion Mustangs. Witnesses to the game, however, saw...


  • At Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, giving back to the community is as important as selling vehicles. In October, the team wore pink shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Brown’s Toyota Offers Longevity To Customers, Generosity To Everyone

    At Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, hardworking employees are often promoted from within, a concept that is familiar to John Stefero, who ascended the ranks both in baseball as a former Orioles catcher and in the automotive industry, all the way from salesperson to general manager. Stefero...
  • What Is A Fiduciary?

    The dictionary defines the word fiduciary as an adjective “involving trust, especially with regard to the relationship between a trustee and a beneficiary.” As a noun, the dictionary defines fiduciary simply as “a trustee.” Over the past several months, the financial...
  • Arundel FSB Promotes Three Officers

    At its annual meeting on January 18, the Arundel Federal Savings Bank board of directors authorized three officer promotions. Charles E. Wagner was appointed vice president of residential lending, Tracy McQuoid was appointed assistant secretary and Melissa Schmidt-Fruits was appointed assistant...

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  • Aye, Nay, Abstain: Voting With A Purpose

    It may surprise you to know that the State of the Union address is not actually required by the United States Constitution. Nevertheless, the tradition set by presidents of delivering a yearly review is mirrored by the governor and county executives, who typically deliver a State of the State or State of the County message.
    So, I think it timely to mention a few highlights of last year’s legislative activity and review, albeit briefly, the reasons I voted as I did.
    Below is a summary of measures I have voted for and against, along with my general reasoning for doing so. The complete voting record for each councilman can be found on www.aacounty.org.
    For the most part, I have...
  • An Update On The General Assembly

    The Maryland General Assembly is back for the 437th legislative session. On January 18, Governor Larry Hogan introduced to the legislature a $17.1 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018. This is the third year that Governor Hogan has introduced a budget that is 100 percent structurally...
  • Sick Legislation

    The 2017 Maryland General Assembly is underway. As they do in every session, lawmakers are considering some significant issues over the next three months that will impact Marylanders for years. What’s different this year is that Maryland, a longtime petri dish for Democrats, has a Republican...
  • Two Versions Of Paid Sick Leave

    Our elected officials in Annapolis are debating legislation to extend access to paid sick leave for Maryland workers. There are two versions of legislation under consideration. Both attempt to address the issue, but they are far apart on the details. The Democrats’ plan would cover the vast...

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  • Six Dental Technologies For 2017

    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 on high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to www.cranska.com or familylaserdentistry@outlook.com.
    Q: I have been going to the dentist since I was a child. I’m amazed at the changes in dentistry, the dental office and equipment. What are the most important recent changes in dental technology?
    A: I have been along for the high-technology changes...
  • 23andMe And Your Genetic Blueprint

    A fair amount of airtime has been given to genetic research in the news over the last year. Medical news articles keep popping up in the health sections of major newspapers around the country. Topics on individualized medicine have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times ...
  • Alzheimer’s: The Cold Hard Truth

    These are the dreaded words many of us fear: dementia, Alzheimer’s, senile, memory loss, forgetfulness. However you want to word it, say it, define it, deny it, ignore it or repel it, we certainly don’t want to hear from our trusted health care physician or specialist that our loved one...
  • Heartbeat For Health Moves To The Y On February 18

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is sponsoring Heartbeat for Health on Saturday, February 18, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Y in Arnold. This free, informative and fun-filled event will celebrate the benefits of dance and exercise in the prevention of heart...

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