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Landmark Welcomes Motorists Through Gateway To West County

Lawn jockeys. Pink flamingoes. Large fountains. The contents of George’s Local Plants and Produce are just a little less mystifying than the place itself. Not sure where George’s is? … more

Kelly Bell Band Surprises Elderly Residents At Crofton Care And Rehabilitation Center

Once is an accident and twice is a trend - and the Kelly Bell Band has made it a trend to show up unannounced for surprise performances at Crofton Care and Rehabilitation Center (CCRC). The band, … more

Beat The Heat This Summer At Your Neighborhood Pool

Talk of a polar vortex seems so long ago, right? As summer in Anne Arundel County undoubtedly turns toward epic heat, there are a host of swimming pools in the area where families can cool down and … more

Staff Picks: Best Day Trips Within A Two-Hour Drive

Looking to venture outside West County this summer but don’t have the time for an extended excursion? Why not plan a day trip to a location within a two-hour drive? Here are our staff picks for … more

Summer In West County Is On Track For Fun

Summer may have just started, but a quick glance at a calendar — kids, cover your eyes — reveals that the start of the 2014-2015 school year is only six weeks away. Ocean City has the … more

Excessive Heat Prompts Opening of Cooling Centers

Anne Arundel County has activated the Code Red Heat Alert Plan in response to expected oppressive heat, humidity and poor air quality over the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service has issued a … more

Schuh Shines Brightest Among Election Day Winners In Anne Arundel

When the dust settled following one of the most antagonistic campaign battles on record in Anne Arundel County, Republican voters selected Steve Schuh for county executive over incumbent Laura … more

Neuman Issues Statement Following Election Defeat

Following her election-night defeat to Delegate Steve Schuh, County Executive Laura Neuman on Wednesday morning: "I want to thank the over 14,000 Anne Arundel Republicans who voted for me to … more

Voters, Candidates And Election Officials Gear Up For June 24

Just in case the radio ads, TV commercials and ubiquitous swarms of candidate signs around town haven’t tipped you off, we’ve got an election coming up. The June 24 primary will feature … more

120 Years After Death Of Oden Bowie, His Impact Still Lingers

Former Maryland Governor Oden Bowie was a father to many people and things – from his seven children to the Baltimore Potomac Railroad, and the cities of Bowie and Odenton. A Democrat, he left … more

Final Budget Boosts Public Safety, Teachers, School Construction

After 37 days and nearly 100 amendments, the county council unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) county budget on June 6. The $1.35 billion operating budget funds 30 new police officers, … more

Crofton’s Greg Aulisio Acts Fast At The Scene Of Crash

It started out as any other ordinary day. On the morning of Monday, May 12, shortly after 10:30am, Greg Aulisio of Crofton was on his way to get a haircut when he saw the aftermath of an accident … more

Thousands Attend Fifth-Annual Piney Orchard Street Fest

New POCA President, Original Architect Reflect On Neighborhood’s 25 Years “This pays for itself,” said newly elected Piney Orchard Community Association President Steve … more

Annual OVFC Parade Entertains Spectators, Pays Homage To First Responders

Piney Orchard resident Alison Delaney has no ties to the military or any first responders. Yet she recognizes the importance of taking a break on a spring day to recognize the men and women who put … more

Crofton’s Danny Mays Devotes Countless Hours To Local Nonprofits

A 5-year-old Danny Mays climbed onto his stage, which doubled as his grandparents’ bumper pool table, and forcefully requested his family be entertained by his musical prowess that maybe had … more

Potter Baseball Preps For Baseball Clinic And Healthy Cook-Off

The baseball season is in full swing, and for the Potter Baseball team, that means the annual tour. Now in its fifth year, the Potter Baseball Tour takes the team’s 13- to 15-year old … more

Editor’s Voice

The signs are back, and they’re everywhere. Annapolis Road, Piney Orchard Parkway, Route 3, Davidsonville Road – every time you turn a corner on your way to work, taking the kids to … more

Kelly Bell Band Surprises Elderly Residents At Crofton Care And Rehabilitation Center

Once is an accident and twice is a trend - and the Kelly Bell Band has made it a trend to show up unannounced for surprise performances at Crofton Care and Rehabilitation Center (CCRC). The band, … more

GOIA Seeks Volunteers And Directors

The Greater Odenton Improvement Association, which represents residents in the Odenton, Severn and Gambrills area, needs a volunteer secretary and several directors to fill out and renew the … more

Crofton Rotarian Conquers World’s Largest Obstacle Race For Charity

Imagine crawling in a muddy trench with barbed wire hovering 18 inches above the surface, hurdling over a fire pit and trudging up and down steep, grimy slopes – willingly. Crofton Rotary … more
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