March 23, 2018
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  • “Barriers Meant Nothing To Her”

    Remembering The Legacy Of Former Rep. Marjorie S. Holt When she was 11 years old, a little girl who would one day be known to the nation as Rep. Marjorie S. Holt – then, in 1931, named Marjorie Lucille Sewell – went out to take her father’s 1929 Chevrolet for a joy drive. In...
  • Chesapeake Bayhawks Announce Ambitious Plan To Build Stadium And Athletic Complex In Crownsville

    Twenty years ago, nearly 69,000 spectators watched as Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway sprang helicopter-style into the air to gain a first down en route to his first Super Bowl win against the Green Bay Packers. More than 65,400 fans observed as New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera induced...
  • The Role Of Public Works: Snow Removal

    Why Wasn’t My Street Plowed? And Other Common Questions From a department operations center in Annapolis, workers log emergency calls on computer screens and a backup generator stands at the ready. No, the Bureau of Highways employees are not preparing for a nuclear blast or a hurricane...
  • Greater Severna Park Chamber Installs Board Of Directors

    The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce installed its newest board of directors and officers on Wednesday, January 31, at Chartwell Golf & Country Club. The coming year’s officers are Megan Orzechowski (Opportunity Builders), president; Brian Harper (Severn Bank PC), first...
  • Project Linus Gives Back To Community

    Project Linus volunteers Ann Grieb and Leah Stocksdale both responded to the organization’s newspaper ad calling for volunteers.   “My daughter received one in the hospital, and then I was looking for volunteer opportunities as my kids got older, and I saw it in the paper as...
  • Editor’s Voice

    Say what you want about all the superstition and tradition surrounding Groundhog Day, but for a holiday on which we all look to a rodent for meteorological insight, we seem to get pretty disappointed when Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter as he did this year....
  • A Day In The Life: Anne Marie Peel Fights MS

    After six years of doctor’s appointments, Anne Marie Peel finally got her diagnosis: multiple sclerosis. “It often takes a long time to diagnose an MS patient because it’s not a clear-cut diagnosis; it’s a diagnosis by ruling other things out,” Peel said. “If it...
  • Congratulations To The Winner Of Our Best Love Story 2018 Contest!

    Nigel And Marsha Leach I left England at 22. By the time I met Marsha at 26, I had traveled in 30 countries. I was an expedition leader and led overland adventures from London to Kathmandu in Nepal. The trip lasted 10 weeks one way, and I had 25 passengers. I also led treks into the Himalayas to...
  • The Man Who Got Shot

    “Lucy,” a young, married mother of three, and her husband, “Paul,” are both employed. One day, Lucy received a panicked call from her husband’s boss stating that Paul had been struck by a bullet intended for someone else at work. He had been literally caught in the...
  • Valentine's Day Specials Around Town

    If you're looking for somewhere special to take your special someone on Valentine's Day, look no further. We put together a rundown of the places around town with Valentine's Day menus or other specials. Garry's Grill. In addition to enjoying half-priced wine by either the...
  • Family Roots Run Deep Along The Severn River In Storybook Linstead

    If it were possible to combine Tom Sawyer’s river adventures with a quintessential Norman Rockwell neighborhood setting, the outcome just might be a lazy summer scene on the Severn River in the idyllic Linstead neighborhood of Severna Park. With water views from three sides — Yantz...
  • DPW Announces Project On Bay Green Drive

    Look For Eight- To 10-Week Road Closure In March The Department of Public Works will soon move forward with the Bay Green Drive culvert repair and replacement project in Arnold. The project will consist of analyzing and designing a repair and reconstruction of approximately 125 linear feet of a 54...
  • Woods To Hold “Escalation” Screening And Discussion On Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships

    Join the One Love Foundation for a free screening of “Escalation” at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church on February 25 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The film teaches viewers how to recognize and respond to unhealthy relationships. After Yeardley Love was murdered by her estranged boyfriend in...
  • Grossi Family Makes Connections With Wrestling

    Wrestling runs in the Grossi family.   When they heard about “A Shot in the Dark,” a documentary about a blind high school wrestler, they knew they had to make the trip to New York to see the screening.   “It just got us really motivated,” said Lara...
  • STEP UP Lacrosse Charity To Host Fundraiser At Brian Boru

    To generate funds for the creation of a children’s book, STEP UP Lacrosse Charity will hold a fundraiser at Brian Boru Irish Restaurant and Pub on Thursday, March 1, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. A motivational children’s book, “Charlie STEPs UP to Lacrosse” comes with a lacrosse...
  • Community Briefs

    “The Girl With Two Mothers” Anne Arundel Genealogical Society will present “The Girl With Two Mothers,” featuring guest speaker Anne Sundermann, on Thursday, March 1, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm in the fellowship hall at Severna Park United Methodist Church (731 Benfield Road)....
  • Sixth Annual St. Jude Zumbathon Set For March 17

    Dance to save a life at the sixth annual St. Jude Zumbathon, which will be held March 17 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Severna Park Community Center’s basketball court. The Zumbathon is a two-hour nonstop dance party featuring 17 instructors from around the community. Other entertainment...
  • Archbishop Blesses New St. John The Evangelist Activity CenterExclusive

    Speaking before a standing-room-only crowd at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, January 27, Archbishop William E. Lori said to those in attendance, “Your church is taking the call to missionary discipleship very seriously, and for that, I thank you … and I...
  • What Are The Expected Trends In Weddings For 2018

    Here is the latest and greatest insight from local experts in the bridal industry. Check out each of these stories for the full scoop on… The Wedding Dress: Most brides like to match their dress with their venue. A church wedding calls for a traditional gown with a long train, but a bride...
  • Choosing The Right Dress

    To help women pick out the perfect wedding dress, local bridal and boutique shops have some advice. “Think about what exactly you want in a dress,” said Alaina Accinelli, a manager of Cameo Bridal Salon in Glen Burnie. “Before we have a bride come in, we have her fill out a...
  • Local Venues Lend Themselves To A Variety Of Wedding Vibes

    It doesn’t matter what kind of wedding a bride and groom might have envisioned – whether they picture themselves making their vows in an elegant ballroom, in a tranquil garden, beside a breathtaking body of water or even in a pastoral field – they are sure to find the right...
  • Today’s Couples Opt For More Menu Options At Less Cost

    What was the most memorable experience from the last wedding you attended? Was it the cutting of the wedding cake, the father-daughter dance, the exchanging of vows? For many guests, it was devouring the food. Gone are the days of offering a menu with one meat, one seafood entree and one vegetarian...
  • Your Cake: The Icing Of The Wedding

    The most expensive dessert you’ll likely ever purchase will be your wedding cake. While taste is always important, this year the look is just as vital. Drip cakes are big in 2018. Just add a delicious drizzle on top of a frosted four-tiered cake surrounded by fresh flowers and fruits to make...
  • It’s Not Really A Wedding Without Flowers

    The bride’s gown is the pièce de résistance when one thinks about a wedding. Second is the cake and the rest of the catered menu. And third is most likely the venue and guest list. These are the big decisions a bride and groom must make, but what about the smaller but no less...
  • Creative Wedding Entertainment Abounds

    From Bands And DJs To Jenga And Magicians Brides and grooms today have more options for their wedding entertainment than ever before. “The rule nowadays is there are no rules,” said Raquel Shutt, owner of Wedding Savvy, based in Annapolis. “We’re seeing weddings as...


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