April 24, 2014
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  • At this year’s West County Chamber Community Awards Banquet, held March 26 at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 35 of the community’s finest educators, public safety officers and military personnel were celebrated for their remarkable levels of distinction, dedication and energy throughout their lines of work.

    West County Chamber Honors Community’s Finest

    Area Educators, Military and Public Safety Officials Recognized At Annual Ceremony For 52 years, the West County Chamber has formally recognized and honored community members who have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in their neighborhood. This year, the tradition continued as...


  • South River’s Kassidy Bresnahan protected the ball from Arundel’s Hannah Coakley on March 29.

    South River Girls Top Arundel, 13-5

    Four goals and two assists by Caitlin Blanche, three goals by Courtney Fegan, two goals by Madison Carter and one goal apiece by Kacie Longo and Kassidy Bresnahan helped the visiting South River girls lacrosse team to a 13-5 win over Arundel on March 29. Assists by Bresnahan and Madeline Szanyi...
  • Arundel’s Mike Hinely ripped this pitch for a double in the first inning against Severna Park on March 31. The hit drove in Syeed Mahdi, who had led off with a double, and Hinely scored on Josh Gall’s  subsequent single as the Wildcats went on to rout the Falcons, 10-2.

    Arundel Baseball Thriving In Young Season

    With dominant wins over South River, Annapolis, Broadneck, Southern, Severna Park, Old Mill and Glen Burnie, the Arundel baseball team has surged to the top of the county standings with a 7-0 record as of April 7. Head coach Jason Lively says the players have made significant improvements on last...
  • SRHS Wrestler Brendan Woody Named All-American

    Over the weekend of March 28-30, South River High School freshman Brendan Woody became a high school All-American at the National High School Coaches Association Freshman National Tournament in Virginia Beach. A first-year wrestler who started competing in the sport at the suggestion of his...
  • Aaron Snyder came through in the clutch again for Arundel, scoring a goal with 3.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Wildcats to a 7-6 win over South River.

    Wildcat Boys Off To 5-0 Start

    Jones’ Heroics, Snyder’s Overtime Goal Lift Arundel To 7-6 Win Over South River; Seahawks Rebound To Beat Severna Park The shots kept coming, but Andrew Jones kept turning them away. South River’s prolific offense kept searching, but there were no cracks to be found in Arundel...


  • Stephen Vaught formed Athletic Performance Inc. 10 years ago and now maintains the facility with help from his leadership team of Kelly Maurer, Bob Jones, Keith Matney and Belinda Bryant.

    API Celebrates 10 Years Of Helping Athletes Shine

    When Stephen Vaught started Athletic Performance Inc. (API) 10 years ago, he saw a need to provide local athletes with a place outside schools where they could get training. A decade later, his business serves more than 10,000 athletes and families as the premier spot for sports performance...
  • Gary Grove, who established Grove Heating & Cooling in 2004, has built a reputation of excellence offering service, repair, sales, installations and maintenance for residential and commercial customers in his 10 years of business.

    Grove Heating & Cooling Celebrates 10 Years In Business

    After spending decades in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning trade, Gary Grove decided to put his vast experience to work for himself. In 2004, with two of his sons, he started Davidsonville-based Grove Heating & Cooling. It was a decision he never regretted. “I’m glad I...
  • West County Chamber Update

    The West Anne Arundel County Chamber is pleased to host the second-annual State of the County Address with County Executive Laura Neuman on behalf of chambers of commerce and business organizations throughout Anne Arundel County. This event, which will be held on Monday, May 5, beginning at 11:00am...
  • Broadstripe Works To Provide Fair Rates For Subscribers

    Broadstripe’s contract with Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and others, expired on March 31. Normally, these contract renewals go unnoticed; however, Viacom seeks to substantially increase the costs of these channels. While Broadstripe is restricted from talking...

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  • Walker: Rain Tax Update

    I have followed state and county politics since 2001 and can’t remember a topic that has dominated the conversation more than taxing rain, or as the environmentalists refer to it, a “fee for impervious surface.” While other tax increases receive statewide media attention, the national media has repeatedly covered the rain tax.
    Because of a combination of national attention and the ridiculous concept of taxing rain, this new assault on our personal income remains in the front of voters’ minds as we enter the election season. While Republicans and Democrats remain divided on many tax increases, my anecdotal evidence suggests that this new tax is equally opposed by...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Is Aquatic Therapy For Me?

    Your physical therapist will determine whether aquatic therapy is appropriate for you, but in one short answer, practically anyone can benefit from exercising in the water. In fact, aquatic therapy is an excellent treatment option for patients with joint replacements, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sports injuries and other ailments.
    So, why the water? Water has unique properties that make exercising in it more fun and often more beneficial than standard land-based exercises. Let's talk about some of the top advantages of aquatic therapy.
    Through the principles of buoyancy, water drastically decreases the amount of pressure placed on your joints and spine. When immersed...
  • Myths About Hearing Loss

    Myth: I have one ear that's not good, but the other one's OK. Fact: Everything is relative. Nearly all patients who believe that they have one "good" ear actually have two "bad" ears. When one ear is slightly better than the other, we learn to favor that ear for the...
  • Fit Like Me Divas Launches New Dynamic Fitness Classes

    Fit Like Me Divas Fitness Studio is offering women a new lease on life with the injection of its new and revolutionary Fusion Fitness class, set to get underway on Monday, April 28. Certified fitness professional and owner Nevie Gray announced that this new component to Fit Like Me Divas’...
  • Dr. Allan Rutzen Leads Health Initiatives

    Last year, the Anne Arundel and Howard County Medical Society elected Allan Rutzen, M.D., FACS, as its president, charged with leading and directing the organization’s volunteer health care initiatives. Rutzen, an ophthalmologist at Rutzen Eye Specialists and Laser Center in Severna Park, had...

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