March 27, 2015
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  • Caroline Steele scored 10 goals in Severn's 17-11 win over Notre Dame Prep on March 17.

    Severn Girls Open With 17-11 Win Over NDP

    It was early in the second half of the Severn girls lacrosse team’s game against visiting Notre Dame Prep on March 17 when Admiral senior Caroline Steele scooped up a ground ball, caught a glimpse of the goal 60 yards away, and started sprinting. From the moment she took off, the Blazers...


  • At Cohl Chiropractic Center, Drs. Robert and Robin Cohl have helped countless patients achieve a more effective life through state-of-the-art chiropractic, physical therapy and rehabilitation for the treatment of spinal and other musculoskeletal conditions.

    Cohl Chiropractic Center Offers A Hands-On Approach

    When Drs. Robert and Robin Cohl decided to bring their chiropractic practice from New York to the Maryland area, they looked at many communities from Northern Virginia to Rockville and Howard County. When they discovered Severna Park, they knew they had found what they sought - as Robert recalled,...
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pasadena Pavilion, which opened in 2014, is among the award-winning health system’s many facilities that fulfill its mission of bringing medical services close to where community members live and work.

    AAMC Brings Wellness To Where It’s Needed Most

    Living healthier together – these three words might sound simple at first, but Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) proves that they can apply to all aspects of life, both big and small. Whether its cancer treatment, heart disease prevention, stress management, injury rehabilitation or any of...
  • Sew Beautiful owner Margaret Blunt (middle right) is committed to ensuring every window treatment reflects the homeowner’s personality and accommodates their lifestyle.

    Sew Beautiful Brings Out The Best In Every Home

    Nearly 15 years ago, Margaret Blunt turned a lifelong passion into a successful business when she opened Sew Beautiful in Millersville. An avid sewer since age 8, she earned her first job in the fabrics department of a Wegmans grocery store in Rochester, New York, when she was 16. After graduating...
  • Chamber Update

    I hope spring gets here soon! Warm days will be very welcome in our community. Speaking of warm days, planning has begun for the annual Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade, which will be held on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 10:00am. If you’d like a...

School & YouthSchool

  • Despite Retirement, Mr. Powell’s Legacy Lives On At SPHSExclusive

    Although R. Thomas Powell has retired after 50 years as band director and music educator at Severna Park High School, the memories of the beloved teacher live on. In addition to the reflections that were printed in the March 12 edition of the Severna Park Voice, these words from other well-wishers illustrate the effect Powell had on the community throughout the years:
    “Mr. Powell had an immeasurable impact on my life. As a musician, my knowledge and understanding of music grew by leaps and bounds. He encouraged me to try different instruments and to push myself to achieve much more than I believed I could. As a person, he taught me invaluable lessons about discipline, loyalty...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Council Update: A Case for Repeal!

    During his campaign, Governor Hogan promised to repeal the rain tax at the state level. Likewise, while campaigning, County Executive Steve Schuh said that he did not support the tax as implemented in the county. For my part, I also promised to do my best to repeal this burdensome tax.
    All three of us have worked hard to fulfill these campaign promises but, more importantly, provide much-needed relief to families and small businesses. The county council will debate the merits of two repeal bills – both of which I have agreed to co-sponsor. I would like to share with you some information regarding the rain tax to demonstrate why I believe this tax should be repealed.
    So why do we...
  • School Facility Study A First Step To Smaller Schools

    Our students deserve the best, and I believe that it is the mission of county government to support our school system in its efforts to ensure an excellent education for our children. I am committed to working with the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. George Arlotto to close the...
  • Making Progress In Maryland

    From the rich blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the rolling mountains of the Appalachians, Maryland is an incredible state. Thank you for the honor, privilege and opportunity to represent the great 33rd district for the next four years. The 435th session is at full speed, and I am happy to...
  • A Look At Governor Hogan’s Budget

    The Maryland Constitution requires the Maryland General Assembly to approve a balanced budget each year during the 90-day legislative session. This is the only requirement made of the General Assembly in our constitution. This means that the General Assembly cannot adjourn after 90 days if it has...

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 on high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to or email
    What If I Don’t Have My Wisdom Teeth Out?
    Third molars (wisdom teeth) are the final set and last teeth to erupt into the mouth. These four teeth are expected to enter and be fully grown into the mouth from your middle teens to your early 20s. A few...
  • Should Adults Get A Measles Booster Shot?

    With the recent measles outbreak, there’s a lot of information being shared about vaccinating children. But how do adults know whether their kids are protected or whether they could benefit from a booster shot? It’s common protocol for children to have two doses of the combination...
  • Why GMOs Matter To You

    The modern GMO discussion, as it pertains to our food, can be a polarizing one. This debate has intensified in recent years to the point that we as citizens now have a responsibility to educate ourselves and form an opinion. GMO is an acronym for genetically modified organism, a term given to any...
  • Brightview To Hold Educational Seminar On Dementia

    Internationally recognized dementia and caregiving expert Dr. Ann Morrison will present an educational seminar, “Alzheimer’s Disease: Stages and Strategies for Care,” at Brightview Severna Park on Thursday, March 12, at 6:00pm. The free seminar will provide information for...

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