August 20, 2014
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  • County Seeks Assistance For Homeowners And Business Owners Following August 12 Floods

    Many parts of Anne Arundel County experienced flash flooding on Tuesday, August 12, due to near record-setting levels of rain. Because of those floods, some homes and businesses sustained damaged.
    Homeowners and business owners should contact their insurance companies to determine whether their policy will cover their losses. The county is currently working with state and federal agencies to determine whether uninsured homes and businesses will be eligible to receive low-interest loans to assist in their recovery efforts. To be eligible to receive a low-interest loan, losses must exceed 40 percent of the property’s value.
    For more information or to be contacted if low-interest loans...


  • Severna Park Welcomes UK Lacrosse Teams

    Many of the United Kingdom’s finest young lacrosse players left their homes in northwest England this summer in search of a challenging lacrosse experience, some authentic Americana and the memories that come from forming lifelong friendships. Naturally, the perfect place to find all of that...
  • U9 Green Hornets co-captain Parker Smith carried the ball past a defender as teammates Chloe Gamber, Ashton Christallo and Braden Albrecht followed in support.

    Green Hornets Rugby Shines As Host Of Maryland Youth Championships

    Severna Park served as the epicenter of Maryland youth rugby on July 26 and 27 as Green Hornets Rugby hosted the 2014 Rugby Maryland Youth Tournament at Kinder Park. The annual tournament is the biggest youth rugby event in Maryland each year and serves as the de facto state championships. This...
  • Aidan McIntyre, 6, of Severna Park tried to get the ball over the outstretched arms of a defender during Navy Acquatic Club’s Learn To Play Water Polo Day at Whitehurst this July.

    Kids Enjoy Foray Into Water Polo At Berrywood, Whitehurst

    Water polo made its mark in Severna Park this summer thanks to the well-received and much-enjoyed efforts of the Navy Aquatic Club Water Polo Program, which held several Learn To Play Water Polo days for area kids and swim teams at multiple community pools and will continue to offer opportunities...
  • The CFR Squeeze, comprised of players from Severna Park, Broadneck, Meade and Howard High Schools, finished as finalists in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 18U Mid Atlantic Recreation Open over the weekend of July 12-13 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.

    CFR Squeeze Excel In USSSA Tourneys

    The CFR Squeeze fast-pitch softball team, made up of players from Broadneck, Severna Park, Meade and Howard High Schools, finished as finalists in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 18U Mid Atlantic Recreation Open over the weekend of July 12-13 at Centennial Park in Ellicott...


  • Chamber Update

    Ah, sweet summer! This has to be the best time of the year – long sunlight-filled days, kids chasing fireflies at night, vacation time to savor and lazy Friday afternoons filled with the anticipation of the summer weekend ahead. But now it’s August, and the clock is ticking as the days shorten. Pretty soon the school buses will start rolling again. So the message is this: Savor this last precious month of summer and enjoy every delicious day!
    One of the summer’s hottest business networking events will be held on Wednesday, August 20, at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum. It’s a huge business exchange breakfast with representatives from...

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Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Broadneck’s Brothers Clair – a music group with a distinctive alternative folk rock sound – will play alongside other local musicians and nationally recognized artists at the Silopanna Music Festival on August 15.

    Local Bands Ready To Rock Silopanna On August 15

    Rolling green fields, tanned bodies, the smell of sweat — all of these are standard at any music festival. It’s no different for Silopanna – a festival held by Rams Head Group at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds – except that some of central Maryland’s best young...
  • “Lucy” tells the story of a young woman, played by Scarlett Johansson, whose brain functionality expands from 10 percent to 100 percent. The film uses Morgan Freeman (left) to explain this pseudoscience in a convincing way, but Lucy’s powers seem to have no rules or consistency to make them worth caring about.

    Quite Frankly, “Lucy” Is Brainless

    Who knows where, when or how it started, but at some point over the past several centuries, there came to be this popularly spread urban legend that human beings use only 10 percent of their brainpower at any given time. This misconception somehow spread like wildfire, despite being patently false...
  • At last year’s Art Walk, several gallery-goers stopped to watch a plein air artist work outside McBride Gallery on Main Street.

    Annapolis Galleries Conceive Exciting Festivities For 24th-Annual Art Walk

    Come for the art. Come for the refreshments. Come for the live music, the demonstrations or the camaraderie. Or if for nothing else, just come for the beautiful summer evening in downtown Annapolis. Whatever the reason, community members of all interests, ages and tastes are invited to come join...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • New School Year Brings Opportunities To Give Back, Exciting Changes

    It seems as if I was just at school celebrating the last day of the academic year with my kids last week, but like families across our county, we are already preparing for them to return to the classroom later this month. Like your kids, they’re none too excited to say goodbye to summer camps and days at the pool.
    What does warrant excitement as we ready for the school year are the opportunities we have to give back to the community and support local businesses through school supply drives and back-to-school shopping.
    Each year, the county’s Department of Social Services hosts the Back-To-School Program in conjunction with Anne Arundel County Public Schools to provide school...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    In upcoming months, I will answer questions on high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to my website at or email with your questions. Mouth Guards To Prevent Sports Injuries Football and soccer seasons are upon us, and children often...
  • The Practice Of Balance Doesn’t Mean Standing On Just One Foot

    Do you consider yourself a balanced person? Are you living a truly balanced life? Most of us have a basic understanding of a balanced diet of proteins, fruits and vegetables, but besides that, how do we practice balance? Physically, the needs of the body are vast. Flexion may build muscle tone, but...
  • BWMC Names Stanley J. Klos Jr. To Board Of Directors

    The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is pleased to announce that Annapolis attorney Stanley J. Klos Jr. has been named to serve on the medical center’s board of directors. Klos is a partner with the law firm Klos & Laurie, P.A. He has practiced civil...

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