July 30, 2014
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  • The Severna Park U14 Fury boys soccer team went 4-0 and won the top flight of the Kirkwood Premier Tournament in Kirkwood, Delaware, this June.

    U14 Fury Win Kirkwood Gold Championship

    The Severna Park Fury U14 boys soccer team followed a successful spring season by going 4-0 and winning the top flight of the Kirkwood Premier Boys Tournament championship in Kirkwood, Delaware, over the weekend of June 14-15. In four games in the Gold flight of the tournament, the Fury had six...
  • Nate Zollinger, 7, a Millersville resident, poses with his trophy after a recent win in the Novice 7 class at Chesapeake BMX in Severn. Zollinger has 11 main-event wins on the season; six at the local level and five at the national level.

    Millersville Resident Excelling On National BMX Stage

    Nate Zollinger’s trophy collection is growing at a rapid pace. Zollinger, 7, a resident of Millersville and student at Glen Burnie Park Elementary School, has excelled on the local, regional and national BMX racing circuit this summer. Over the weekend of June 6-8, Zollinger took home first...
  • The 11U Severna Park Green Hornets select baseball team went 23-1 during regular-season play and have posted a 32-5 overall record on the year.

    11U Hornets Dominate MABA Season

    It has been a fantastic season so far for the 11U Severna Park Green Hornets select baseball team. At 23-1 in the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association and 32-5 overall, the Green Hornets won the regular-season league title and have been dominant throughout the spring and summer. Severna Park has...
  • The Old Mill Junior C girls lacrosse team defeated the Green Hornets Landsharks in the county championship game at Northeast High School on June 18.

    Old Mill Girls Win Junior Lax County Championship

    In only the second year of Old Mill Youth Association lacrosse, the Patriots’ Junior C girls lacrosse team earned the organization a county championship. The Old Mill Junior C girls captured the title on June 18 at Northeast High School, defeating the Green Hornets Landsharks, 10-9. The...


School & YouthSchool

  • New Administrators Begin At Severna Park And Arnold Schools

    Several schools in Severna Park and Arnold will have new administrators this year. Belvedere Elementary School’s new principal is Kay Panagopulos, who was previously Rivera Beach Elementary’s principal and has now returned from a year-long sabbatical.
    Schools with new assistant principals are Folger McKinsey Elementary, which welcomes Beth Burke, and Oak Hill Elementary, which welcomes Christine Cheesman.
    Kay Panagopulos
    Panagopulos spent her sabbatical working on her dissertation at the Notre Dame of Maryland University. Her topic was the effect of arts integration on student achievement. When county school officials asked her whether she wanted a new assignment at the end...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Infinity Theatre Company Turns Out A Royal Romp With “Emperor’s New Clothes”Exclusive

    Family audiences have applauded the hilarious surprises in store with Infinity Theatre Company’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” which opened in June at Anne Arundel Community College’s Humanities Theatre. Harrison Smith stars at the vain emperor who gets swindled by a duo of conniving con artists and made to look like a fool in front of all his subjects. The theatergoing experience promises plenty of special activities for children before and after the show, including crown-making crafts and photo opportunities with the emperor himself. Shows are 11:00am and 2:00pm on Saturdays through August 2. Infinity Theatre Company also will offer a post-show drama...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Ladd: Council Update

    Now that the candidates for the 2014 election have been selected, I note my disappointment at not having the opportunity to continue as your councilman. I do, however, cherish the opportunity to have been the councilman for District 5 for four years. The future is very important, as that is where we will spend the rest of our time and energy to improve our communities.
    Benfield Elementary School has been provided. The construction contracts have been signed. Preliminary site work has started. The new turf fields at Kinder Farm Park are coming along nicely and will be ready for the fall sports season.
    At the other end of Evergreen Road, reconstruction work on the Teel Academic Center at...
  • Neuman: Continuing To Give Our Best

    I’m not sure what I’ve enjoyed the most. If you asked me what my favorite part of being county executive has been thus far, it would be a draw between spending time with constituents, building and working with a phenomenal team of people, restoring transparency and accountability in...
  • Schuh: Thank You

    Even though we may not like the inconvenience of political signs and advertising, voting is one of the great features of American society. In fact, I regard voting as America’s gift to the world. In the end, many of you did your civic duty and came out to vote. If you didn’t, I hope you...
  • Vitale: A New Kind Of Election

    Primary election day is now over. The votes have been counted. There are some races that will come down to provisional ballots and last-minute absentees. As I sit down to write this article, we still don’t know who will be the Republican nominee for the District 5 seat to the County Council...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • The Search For Dental Info

    In upcoming months, I will answer questions on high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to my website at www.cranska.com or email familylaserdentistry@outlook.com with your questions.
    How do dental patients find information on modern dental techniques available to them? To seek new treatment options, you must have information to get answers to your questions. What are BruxZir, LAPIP, LANAP, IPS e.max, Encode and MI paste? These are just some of the high-tech treatment modalities available to today’s dental patients. Are they for you?
    The two major resources available for information are the internet and your local dentists. To answer your questions, you need to be prepared...
  • Being Strong Makes Everything Better

    This past week, I have been particularly busy. With warm weather finally here, there is so much to do - yard work and gardening, get-togethers, your favorite outdoor activities (tennis, golf, biking or running) or whatever else you may have going on. I know for myself, it's at times extra...
  • How To Prevent Athletic Knee Injuries

    Knee injuries are very common in sports. Approximately 50 percent are due to sprains/strains and dislocations, with some of them becoming season-ending injuries. ACL and/or meniscus tears make up about 30 percent of these injuries. As a practicing board-certified sports chiropractor (CCSP), I see...
  • Recognizing Signs Of Childhood Asthma

    Summer is here and everyone is outside enjoying the longer days and warmer temperatures. However, with temperatures and humidity rising during the day and then cooling in the evening, those who suffer from asthma need to be extra careful - especially children. Asthma is the most common childhood...

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