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  • Midas To Hold Blood Drive July 31

    Call it a fluid exchange: Midas of Pasadena will hold a community blood drive on Friday, July 31, and all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free oil change compliments of Midas! The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Midas (8158 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena) from 12:30pm to 6:00pm, and donors can schedule an appointment for their lifesaving donation in advance by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code “midaspasadena.” Donors can also call 1-800-RED CROSS.

    The Midas free oil change for donors will include tire rotation; multipoint courtesy check of belts, hoses, lights and fluids; battery test; visual brake and tire inspection; and up to 5...


  • Striking Twice: Lightning Girls Take First Again

    On Sunday, June 21, the 9U Lake Shore Lightning Girls basketball team wrapped up a dominant spring season by defeating second-place Davidsonville by a score of 23-5 at Southgate Elementary School to finish the county campaign with a perfect 10-0 record. It is the second first-place county finish...


  • Chamber Update

    Ready for a parade? The annual Independence Day Parade, sponsored by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, is stepping off at 10:00am on Saturday, July 4! The parade starts at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church and Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road. The theme for the 2015 parade is “Celebrate Diversity – Working Together.” Our grand marshals are Barbara Huston, founder of Partners in Care; Coleman Eldridge, owner of Shoe Specialist on Benfield Road; and Bill Prevezanos, owner of Donut Shack on Ritchie Highway. All three have left their mark on our community and this is our opportunity to recognize them.

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Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Mark J. Castle, who grew up in Severna Park and now lives in Harford County, makes wooden, Maryland-themed displays that are for sale at Side Street Framers in Severna Park.

    Castle Finds New Way To Display Maryland Pride

    Mark J. Castle was born a month after his grandfather passed away, but Joseph Svezzese still made an indelible impression on his grandson by leaving behind a basement woodshop from his days as a carpenter. By the time Castle was a student at Severna Park High in the early 1990s, he made sure to...
  • Members of Benfield Brass Band range in age from high school to nearly 90 years old and play a mix of marches, classic, big band, patriotic, Broadway and movie themes.

    Benfield Brass Band Enjoys Music And Friendships

    The Benfield Brass Band might be one of the best-kept music secrets in Severna Park. Band members range in age from high school to almost 90 years old, and their diverse music is marked by experience, passion and fun. They play a mixture of marches, classic, big band, patriotic, Broadway and movie...
  • Joy (left) and Sadness are two of the emotions personified in “Inside Out,” the most recent production by Pixar.

    “Inside Out” Teaches the Value of Sadness

    For most, the prospect of sitting in a theater and watching the newest Pixar film is an invitation to openly weep in front of groups of strangers and loved ones. Despite their recent stumblings — the forgettable “Brave,” “Cars 2” and “Monsters University”...
  • Young Arnold Artists Triumph In Competition

    Two young artists from Severn River Middle School recently took home prestigious awards from local and international art competitions. Beda Vining placed first in both the Maryland Federation of Women Artists Youth Art contest and in the state division of the Lions Club’s International Peace...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Wrestling The Budget Gorilla

    I would like briefly to explain my votes regarding the budget and the proposed tax cuts. I approach my duties as a member of the county council very seriously. I also take my relationship with the Lord very seriously, and I believe that any oath to which I swear is unimpeachable. I seek always to...
  • News From The State House

    I hope you and yours are enjoying the summer and staying cool during this heat and humidity! I wish to share some news from Governor Larry Hogan. He announced on Monday, June 22, that he has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, so he will immediately start treatment that will last 18 months. It is a...
  • Enacted Budget

    The budget process often ignites intense debate and sharp words. But at the end of the day, our county came together to chart a new fiscal course that advances our goal of making Anne Arundel County the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland. While there were some...

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...
  • Connect The Docs: Remember Your Doctors Work For You

    For many of us, one of our fears about aging and illness is losing our power of choice over our quality of life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As we grow older and we see multiple health providers, we can still take charge of how we will want to live when advanced illness happens....
  • Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Consistency

    "Take each day as it comes, Joe." That was the advice given to me the other morning by one of our regular gym-goers. We were talking about how quickly time flies and how, if you aren't careful, months or even years can fly by. This powerful statement goes much deeper than just the...

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