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  • Historic Linthicum Walks To Hold Lecture With Crofton ExpertExclusive

    In conjunction with Crofton’s 50th anniversary, the Friends of Historic Linthicum Walks group is holding a lecture by noted Crofton historian, Dr. Joseph Browne, on Saturday, October 25, at 2:00pm. Browne will specifically focus on the history of the Linthicum Walks property, house and its inhabitants.
    Seating is limited to 45 attendees, and there is a $10.00 participation donation. Guests will receive a copy of Browne's second edition of “From Sotweed to Suburbia,” or a holiday ornament. Light refreshments will be provided.
    Tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact Katie Dentler at 410-451-5900 for payment.


  • Spalding Hires New Boys Lacrosse Coach

    Jeff Parsons ’95, Director of Athletics at Archbishop Spalding High School, announced the appointment of Brian Phipps as new head boys lacrosse coach. Mr. Phipps just completed his second year as an assistant coach at Georgetown University. Prior to that, Coach Phipps spent two seasons as a graduate assistant and then volunteer assistant at the University of Maryland.
    Phipps graduated from the University of Maryland, where he was a four-year starter in goal. In 2010 he served as a team captain and was an All-American. Phipps excelled in the classroom, earning All-ACC Academic Team honors four consecutive seasons and earning Scholar All-America honors following his senior...


School & YouthSchool

  • What To Expect When Transitioning To A Different School

    Whether your child is “graduating” from elementary school to middle school or from middle school to high school, the transition is a major one. Any time a student changes schools, the experience can be overwhelming, particularly when the expectations of the student are higher in his or her new environment. It’s critical for students to successfully navigate these leaping-off points. Some tips for parents whose children are making such a transition are below.
    From Elementary To Middle School
    Stay organized. If your child is disorganized, it will rear its ugly head when he or she moves into middle school. Students in middle school must get used to taking classes from up to...
  • This Fall, Learn A New Skillset From AACC

    Have you always wanted to learn how to change your car’s oil on your own? What about exercise – you’ve been meaning to check out a barre or yoga class, right? And then there are dinosaur fossils, which have always fascinated you, but you’ve never had quite the time to learn...
  • 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...
  • Back To School Fair Returns August 23

    Join the West County Chamber of Commerce, Village of Waugh Chapel businesses and parents from Arundel feeder schools for the annual Back to School Fair on Saturday, August 23, from 10:00am to 12:30pm at The Village at Waugh Chapel Community Center, located behind the Smoothie King. The event will...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Greg Twomey and Ashley Johnson lead the cast of “Memphis” in the roles of Huey Calhoun and Felicia Farrell, two young people with big dreams who will face all odds for fame and romance. “Memphis” plays at Toby’s Dinner Theatre through November 9.

    Toby’s Opens A Sizzling Production Of “Memphis”

    From the smoky underground nightclubs of Memphis, Tennessee, a daring young man brought the sound of rock ‘n’ roll into the mainstream – and music would never be the same again. The legendary story of the pioneering disc jockey Dewey “Daddy O” Phillips gets a glorious...
  • “Once” took the stage at the Hippodrome of Baltimore September 9-14, setting the tone for an eclectic lineup of productions that will offer something for all ages, tastes and interests. Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus

    Hippodrome Opens Exciting New Season With “Once”

    Tony Award-winning productions, Baltimore premieres, returning audience favorites and even family-friendly fare will all top the bill in the eclectic upcoming season at the Hippodrome of Baltimore, the performance venue where world-class entertainment is only a 20- to 30-minute drive away. Now in...
  • Kinder Farm Park Currently Holding Photography Contest

    The Friends of Kinder Farm Park group’s annual photography contest is still open for entry through Friday, October 31, and amateur photographers from Anne Arundel County are encouraged to submit their best work in the categories of flora, fauna, landscapes and people for the chance to win....

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Anne Arundel County Needs Smaller, Smarter Schools

    Public school construction is the single largest spending item for most local jurisdictions around the country. Here in Anne Arundel County, when a new high school is finally built to replace an old school that is being retired, we will have spent more than $125 million and ended up with yet another huge “regional” school that requires students to be bussed in over vast distances, limits students’ opportunities to participate in interscholastic sports and makes students and parents feel like numbers. We need a change. We need a new plan.
    There are only 12 high schools in Anne Arundel County to serve a population of 560,000. That's the same number of schools as there...
  • Seniors Should Be Wary Of Scams

    Financial exploitation of seniors is on the rise in our country. My office fields numerous complaints of exploitation that involve theft, fraud and physical and emotional abuse of seniors. While caretakers and relatives sometimes take advantage of the dependent or financial relationships they have...
  • Should We Be Taxed On Stormwater?

    “Singin’ in the rain” isn’t exactly what citizens of Anne Arundel County are doing since the Stormwater Management – Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (House Bill 987) passed in the Maryland General Assembly in 2012. Dubbed the “rain tax” by...
  • Bringing The County Up To Speed: Great Strides Made In Technology In Less Than Two Years

    When I took office 18 months ago, I stepped back 30 years in time. There was no computer on my desk, buttons fell off my phone the first time I used it, and my contacts database was a Rolodex. But worse, I quickly discovered this dearth of technology was not limited to the fourth floor of the...

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...
  • 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 www.cranska.com or email familylaserdentistry@outlook.com with your questions. How do dental patients find information on modern dental techniques available to them? To seek new...

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