September 17, 2014
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  • Every year, the Hospice Cup charity sailing regatta draws experienced racers and enthusiastic novices – as well as plenty of spectators – to the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River. Through fundraising, registration and other activities, the event generates awareness and proceeds for hospice programs throughout Maryland.

    Hospice Cup Sets Sail On September 20

    Whether you are a seasoned racer with a room full of trophies or a cruising sailor who dreams of competing, the winds will be in your favor on Saturday, September 20, when the Hospice Cup charity sailing regatta gets underway at 1:00pm on the Chesapeake Bay off the mouth of the Severn River. A...


  • 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...


  • Many members of Dr. Brian Valle’s staff have been with the Millersville office for more than 20 years. The team shares a vision for superior quality dentistry with a focus on aesthetics and overall health.

    Dr. Brian Valle And Team Pursue Dental Excellence

    When dental work is considered, it is important that the end result be not only aesthetically pleasing but also a mouth that is functional and healthy. That is why Dr. Brian Valle recognizes oral risk factors and provides patients with functional and cosmetic treatment plans that ensure the best...

School & YouthSchool

  • 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 more about them.
    Well, worry not, because the noncredit course schedule at AACC has all those bases (and plenty more) covered this fall. Located practically right in our backyard, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is a fantastic resource for a wide variety of educational and fitness needs. No matter what you yearn to learn this fall, AACC offers both credit and noncredit courses.

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Chesapeake Film Fest Set For September 19-21

    Seen any good movies lately? If the answer is “no,” visit and check out the powerhouse lineup created for the seventh-annual Chesapeake Film Festival, set for September 19 through 21 at the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton, Maryland.
    Major film festivals don’t suddenly appear on the silver screen by magic, of course, and the savvy programmers behind this event have gathered the best of the best independent and foreign films - from screenings in Los Angeles, New York, Cannes, Toronto and Sundance - for the seventh-annual Chesapeake Film Festival. And they’ve been right on target, as several of their selections have subsequently been...

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 or email with your questions. How do dental patients find information on modern dental techniques available to them? To seek new...

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