January 24, 2017
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  • Following a ceremony on January 5, Principal Patrick Bathras and other community leaders gathered to cut the ribbon and mark the grand opening of the new Severna Park High School.

    Welcome Home, Falcons — Class Is Now In Session

    It takes a village to raise a child, but as Severna Park residents know — more optimistically now than ever before — it also take a village to create a school where those children can be raised. When the newly built Severna Park High opened its doors to students and teachers on Thursday...


  • The Severna Park ice hockey team evened its record at 3-3 with a 5-1 win over previously undefeated Arundel on January 6.

    Severna Park Ice Hockey Gets Big Win Over Arundel, 5-1

    The Severna Park ice hockey team gave its season a shot in the arm to begin 2017, handling the previously unbeaten Arundel Wildcats in a 5-1 win at Bowie Ice Arena on January 6.   The Falcons evened their record at 3-3 on the season, while Arundel fell to 4-1. The thorough victory over...
  • Pat Hofstedt is 13-2 at 160 lbs for the 6-3 Severna Park wrestling team.

    Severn Park Wrestling Off To 6-3 Start

    Despite fielding a young and relatively inexperienced team, Severna Park wrestling is off to a 6-3 start this year with victories over Chesapeake, Howard, Annapolis, Meade, Glen Burnie and Northeast. 160-pounder Pat Hofstedt (13-2), 220-pounder Riley Bushman (12-2), 195-pounder Michael Schaner (11-...
  • Trevor Wiggins netted one of Broadneck's two goals in a January 6 loss to South River.

    Broadneck Suffers Defeat To South River In Top-Tier MSHL Clash

    The Broadneck ice hockey team received a rude greeting to the new year in a much-anticipated clash of top teams in the Maryland Student Hockey League when the Bruins fell to rival South River 5-2 at Navy McMullen Hockey Arena on January 6. Broadneck fell to 7-2 overall with the loss, while South...


  • Chamber Update

    Happy New Year! The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce is excited about 2017 because this is our 60th anniversary! Formed in 1957 by Walter Winkelmeyer, the chamber has grown into a vibrant organization concerned with the health and growth of our business community, our schools and the area we serve. This is also an exciting year because the new Severna Park High School opened for students after the holiday break. After the long battle to get the new school built, this is a time for celebration.
    On January 25, the chamber will hold its annual installation dinner at Chartwell Country Club. Our guest speaker will be County Executive Steve Schuh, and he will present the State...

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  • A self-proclaimed news junkie, Mike Quindlen is one comedian featured during the Severna Park Taphouse open-mic comedy night held on the first and third Monday of each month.

    Comics Compete For Cash At The Taphouse

    Preschool teacher by day, comedian and trivia host by night, Chris Lowman, a graduate of Severna Park High School and Towson University, loves connecting people. Lowman just launched an open-mic comedy night at the Severna Park Taphouse, held during the first and third Monday of each month. The...
  • A select group of SPHS music students, seen here with Principal Patrick Bathras, recently played alongside the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the annual Side By Side concert.

    Severna Park High School Students Play Side By Side With The BSO

    Nine students from Severna Park High School recently participated in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO) Side by Side program, partnering high school instrumental music students with BSO musicians. This year’s students were Carolyn Hong (clarinet), Ricardo Calvo (bassoon), Richard...
  • On the weekend of December 10 and 11, nearly 30 performers between the ages of 9 and 14 performed “Elf the Musical Jr.” as part of Theatre in the Park’s inaugural season.

    Theatre In The Park Makes Its Debut With “Elf Jr.”

    For the countless little elves employed up at the North Pole to build Santa’s gifts every year, Christmastime is a special occasion when weeks and weeks of hard work pay off, and the diligent little folks get to enjoy well-earned recognition for their dedicated time and energy. The same...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Sometimes County Neighborhoods Can Be Too “Taxing”

    Occasionally, the county council is called upon to approve petitions creating Special Community Benefit Districts (SCBDs). These districts are created in residential subdivisions to finance certain local improvements and services by laying a tax on property owners who are presumed to enjoy a benefit from the improvements and an increase in their property values.
    The practice of establishing these districts and laying these taxes is not a new one. It appears that the earliest SCBD in the county was back in 1929 in Herald Harbor, and it was created for the purpose of constructing and maintaining roads within that community. Since that time, the county has approved at least 78 of these...
  • What Is The Road Kill Bill?

    As many of you know, Governor Larry Hogan recently spoke out against the flawed Maryland Open Transportation Investment Act of 2016, also known as the “Scorecard Bill” or “Road Kill Bill,” hurriedly pushed through the Maryland legislature last year. According to the governor...
  • Letter To The Editor: Reflecting On The Election

    So here we are — Mr. Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. There is no denying that this is the case. To those who are fearful about the opinions this represents in our country, or those reveling in the win, remember that the popular vote was for Clinton. As a middle-...
  • Letter To The Editor: Join Us At The Women’s March On Washington On January 21

    Here’s what I think. I think I cannot allow myself to feel isolated and defeated by the recent election. I think I cannot hope some braver, more energetic and maybe younger woman will stand up for my values and those things that make me proud to be an American woman. It’s tempting to...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Neurosurgery? What’s That?

    Shunts, hemilaminoforaminotomy, laminectomy, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, craniotomy and spinal fusion. If that sounds like a list of obscure medical terms, don’t worry — you aren’t alone. Even the experts at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center...
  • Cataract Surgery Decreases Risk Of Auto Accidents

    A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye, and cataract surgery involves removing a cloudy natural lens and implanting an artificial implant lens. You probably know that cataract surgery results in improved vision and reduced glare, but you may not be aware that cataract surgery...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    Modern technology has given dentists the ability to replace a missing tooth with an implant-borne dental restoration. The replacement is made to look like the original tooth. Now, what professional maintenance and at-home care does the patient need to make this replacement tooth last a lifetime? Q...
  • I Wish I Could Make My Hair Look Like You Do

    One of the most common comments I get from my clients is “I wish I could make my hair look like you do.” Unless you have someone else styling your hair at home, it’s likely not going to look exactly the same, but mastering the art of an at-home blowout is half the battle. There...

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