September 01, 2014
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  • County Seeks Assistance For Homeowners And Business Owners Following August 12 Floods

    Many parts of Anne Arundel County experienced flash flooding on Tuesday, August 12, due to near record-setting levels of rain. Because of those floods, some homes and businesses sustained damaged.
    Homeowners and business owners should contact their insurance companies to determine whether their policy will cover their losses. The county is currently working with state and federal agencies to determine whether uninsured homes and businesses will be eligible to receive low-interest loans to assist in their recovery efforts. To be eligible to receive a low-interest loan, losses must exceed 40 percent of the property’s value.
    For more information or to be contacted if low-interest loans...


  • Members of the A3 Ponies pose with Manchester United ocahes, including legendary United striker Andy Cole (far right) following the team's training session with the Premier League club's coaches at FedEx Field this July.

    A3 Girls Train With Manchester United

    On July 28, 2014, Crofton’s U15 A3 Ponies were the only DC-area girls soccer team chosen to spend time with Manchester United prior to United’s preseason friendly against Inter Milan at FedEx Field in Landover. The Ponies received an opportunity to watch Manchester United train at...


  • Excel Pilates Annapolis Inc. Celebrates New Location With Open House

    This summer, Excel Pilates Annapolis moved to a new location in the Village of West Annapolis. Serving the Annapolis area since 2002, the classical Pilates studio will celebrate the transition with an open house on Friday, September 5, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at 11 Annapolis Street, Suite A. The...
  • The staff members of Newk's Eatery in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre were proud to receive their certificates for Best Lunch and Best Salad.

    Come Out And Enjoy Lunch At Newk's Eatery

    Voted Best Lunch and Best Salad by Arundel Voice readers, Newk's Eatery in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre features a variety of delicious menu choices perfect for a quick lunch or a convenient dinner. Whether you are craving soup, salad, pizza or a sandwich, the friendly team of employees...
  • Crofton Chamber Update

    The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) would like to take the opportunity to wish all of you a happy and safe summer. We encourage you to connect with and support the local businesses in the community by using their products and services. GCCC is excited to welcome the following new...

School & YouthSchool

  • AAWDC Announces New RFP For Out-Of-School Youth Services

    Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) recently announced the re-opening of its Request for Proposal (RFP) for out-of-school youth services from November 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Applications from youth-serving nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, educational institutions and private businesses, as well as organizations currently serving or with the capacity to serve Anne Arundel County, are eligible for grant funding and are encouraged to apply.
    “AAWDC YouthWorks’ approach to youth workforce development prioritizes future employer demand and equipping young adults with the essential skills they need to succeed,” said Kirkland J. Murray,...

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Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • A Trip Down Washington’s Forgotten Waterway

    The Anacostia River. What thoughts are conjured up when you hear this river’s name mentioned? I guess the best thing that can be said about the Anacostia is that it never caught fire, as the Cuyahoga River in Ohio did back in 1969. However, the Anacostia River has been horribly mistreated as Washington, D.C., and the surrounding beltway suburbs developed.
    Recently, I was invited by Jim Foster, the president of the Anacostia Watershed Society (, to take a tour of the Anacostia River. The AWS is located in a historic tavern in Bladensburg, Maryland, but we met up with Jim at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park’s boathouse on the Anacostia River. Here he gave us a...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Department Of Health To Begin Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccine Project

    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will begin this year’s Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) Project on September 3. Completion should occur by the end of September, weather permitting. The goal of the project is to immunize thousands of wild raccoons by placing baits containing rabies vaccine throughout Anne Arundel County. This year, with support from Anne Arundel County funding, approximately 85,000 baits will be spread throughout the county. Immunizing the raccoon population helps reduce the number of rabid animals and the number of human and pet exposures to rabies.
    In 2013, Anne Arundel County reported 30 cases of terrestrial (ground dwelling) animal rabies. This is a...
  • Richard Gue, co-owner of The Vapor’s Knoll in Pasadena, opened the shop in 2011 and it is the largest vape retail shop in Maryland. Gue hopes that forthcoming federal regulations regarding the use of e-cigarettes do not burst the bubble on the $2 billion industry.

    Vaping: Newest Fad Or Here To Stay?

    Burgeoning Technology Could Send Tobacco Industry Up In Smoke Crofton native Richard Gue and three friends met weekly for several years, brainstorming the types of ideas that could make them business partners. All they wanted was to make a living and work for nobody but themselves. Nearly three...
  • The Search For Dental Info

    In upcoming months, I will answer questions on high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to my website at or email with your questions. How do dental patients find information on modern dental techniques available to them? To seek new...
  • Recognizing Signs Of Childhood Asthma

    Summer is here and everyone is outside enjoying the longer days and warmer temperatures. However, with temperatures and humidity rising during the day and then cooling in the evening, those who suffer from asthma need to be extra careful - especially children. Asthma is the most common childhood...

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