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  • St. Martin’s-In-The-Field Presents $804 To YWCA Of ArnoldExclusive

    On behalf of St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, the Reverend Matthew Hanisian recently presented a $804 check to Molly Knipe, CEO of YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, which is located in Arnold. The funds were from donated by the church via a second collection to support...
  • Shipley’s Choice Dam Removal Will Affect Much Of Severna Park

    When a project to replace a culvert and remove the Shipley’s Choice dam gets underway, likely this June, a portion of West Benfield Road could be closed for four to five months. In 2006, Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) deemed the dam unsafe due to seepage and settlement issues....
  • Sarah Elder Steps Into Role Of Executive Director At SPCC

    If you’ve stopped by the Severna Park Community Center lately, you might have noticed a new face around the office — Sarah Elder recently joined the team as the center’s new executive director, bringing 25 years of leadership experience and a positive attitude to a place that she...
  • State Of The Magothy Addresses The River’s Ailing Health

    Any boater will tell you that when you spring a leak, it’s not enough to start bailing water out – you need to patch the hole and stop the water from coming in. Such is the comparison that Paul Spadaro, president of the Magothy River Association (MRA), makes about restoring the health...
  • Earleigh Heights Fire Department Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    Part II: The Department’s Second 50 Years Through Present This article picks up where the last left off, delving into the next 50 years of Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company history.   On April 18, 1918, the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company opened on Truck House...
  • Are Maryland Public Schools Declining?

    What The Metrics Say And What The Schools Say Why do people move to Anne Arundel County? Are they enticed by the proximity to friends and family or by the safety of neighborhoods? Many families would say quality of schools is the top reason for moving to Severna Park or Arnold, but nationwide...
  • SPHS Opens New Stadium And Athletic Fields

    The new Severna Park High School stadium and athletic fields got its finishing touches and opened just in time for the first day of practice for the spring sports season. The stadium, fields and parking lots are the latest facilities to be completed on SPHS campus, which has been the site of much...
  • Emily Clement Helps Community Gain Literacy

    Emily Clement’s favorite part of “Holes” is when Stanley Yelnats teaches Zero how to read. “I always thought that is so important to be able to teach people who want to read to read,” Clement said. To do her part in teaching people to read, Clement volunteers with...
  • Editor’s Voice

    I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life here at the Voice office: Even though we often think of November and December as our busiest time of the year, what with trying to cover all the holiday activities and crank out multiple editions within a few short weeks, I really think...
  • Blast From The Past

    Have you ever read a great novel, only to be dismayed at the discovery of a cliffhanger? Have you ever glanced over a news article, only to wonder what happened to the child prodigy with Broadway aspirations or the old lady who lived in a shoe? (OK, maybe that last example wasn’t from a news...
  • Batter Up: Anne Arundel County Senior Softball Association Seeks New Players

    There’s no crying in softball, an expression that is especially true for Anne Arundel County Senior Softball Association athletes, who can face a range of ailments on any given day. “My wife calls it the Copper Fit league because you’ve never seen so many braces and supports;...
  • O’Brien Tackles Research Project For WPI

    Robert O’Brien has gigantic goals planned once he graduates from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in another year and a half. The junior, who graduated with honors from Archbishop Spalding High in May 2015, hopes to work in China using either his robotics engineering or electrical and...
  • Hospice Of The Chesapeake To Hold Annual Gala

    Save the date! The theme of Hospice of the Chesapeake’s annual gala this year will be “A Night on the Isle of Moorea.” The gala is Hospice’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Its 2018 incarnation will be held April 7 from 5:30pm to 11:00pm at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel....
  • Zumba For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital On March 17

    “No child should die at the dawn of life.” That motto was coined by Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the premier facilities leading the way in the fight against childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases. At St. Jude, families...
  • The Enchanted Oakleigh Forest

    A 158-home community, Oakleigh Forest is located within the limits of Arundel Beach Road, Sunset Drive, and Emerson and McKinsey roads. The neighborhood has access to Cattail Creek and the Magothy River via a community dock where residents enjoy crabbing and fishing. According to www....
  • Emerge Maryland Trains Women For Political Office

    Heading into the 2018 elections, Maryland doesn’t have any women representing the state at the federal level, nor has the state ever had a female governor. Emerge Maryland is trying to change that. “All of the mystery is solved, and it’s not as big and scary as they thought it...
  • The Three Rules For Surviving Divorce

    When it comes to family law, a lawyer’s job is to help clients navigate an emotionally taxing, potentially expensive and legally complex terrain. Along the way, there are three basic rules: 1. Put the kids first 2. Be nice 3. Remember, this too shall pass That advice will help anyone...
  • And The Winning Severna Park Neighborhood Is … All Of ThemExclusive

    Anyone who follows SPAN on social media heard all about the recent Souper Bowl Neighborhood Food Drive that was organized by Julie Shay of the Good Neighbors Group and that culminated in a massive delivery to SPAN and ACAN (Asbury Church Assistance Network) the morning before the Eagles won the big...
  • Brightview Senior Living’s Marie Fine Turns 100Exclusive

    Marie Fine recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Brightview Severna Park with residents, associates and her family, and what a celebration it was. Marie was born in Baltimore City on February 8, 1918, to Polish and Russian parents. She was the second oldest of three children. Her parents, the...
  • Studnicky, Watkins Announce EngagementExclusive

    Severna Park native Benjamin Studnicky popped the question to his girlfriend, fellow Severna Park native Brynnan Watkins, in late February at the movie theater before a showing of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” During the previews before the feature, the theater showed a short clip a...
  • Weekend Events March 2-4

    Happy Friday, Severna Park! Stay safe out there this weekend, and check out what's going on around town. Friday, March 2   Chasing Light: A Collection Of Wildlife And Fine Art Photography at Cynthia Herrick Photography. 6:00-10:00pm. More info here.   Pathways Music Fest at...
  • Weekend Events February 23-25

    Happy Friday, Severna Park! Here's our weekly roundup of what's going on around town this weekend. Friday, February 23   Two Roads Tasting at Magothy Wine and Spirits. 4:00-7:00pm. More info here.   Teen Community Club Meeting (Spring Session) at Arundel Homeschoolers. 6...
  • Weekend Events February 16-18

    Happy Friday, Severna Park! Check out what's going on around town this weekend. Friday, February 16   Frozen Harbor Music Festival at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. 5:00pm. More info here.   Champions Of Magic at Hippodrome Theatre. 7:30pm. More info here.  ...
  • Celebrating Black History

    Traditions And Storytelling Remain Keys To Preserving The Past As a pastor, a former radiologist and an umpire for rec league baseball, the Rev. Jerome Howard lives a purposeful life. But it’s a life that may have been entirely different if not for the influence of his grandfather, the Rev....
  • Weekend Events February 9-11

    Happy Friday, Severna Park! Here's a list of what's going on around town this weekend, including some early Valentine's Day events.  Friday, February 9   Valentine’s Day Celebration at Park Tavern. Runs through February 14. More info here.    Blues...


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