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  • UM BWMC To Hold Free Naloxone Training Classes For The Community

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is offering free Maryland Overdose Response Program classes to help educate the public on the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose. The Overdose Response Program is part of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s strategy to reduce overdose deaths. Biweekly classes are offered on an ongoing basis.
    “Unfortunately, Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County and the state of Maryland are not immune to the increased number of opioid-related deaths that have risen exponentially during the last few years,” said Kurt Haspert, an addiction medicine nurse practitioner at UM BWMC who oversees the program....
  • The ABC's Of CleaningExclusive

    Summer isn't a distant memory yet, but it is time to consider how busy you're going to be with a new schedule while still juggling your everyday schedule. Whew! I am already exhausted just thinking about it! So, you may already have a cleaning company. This is not just a luxury for...
  • Department of Health Fights Waterborne Illness Through Testing

    Sally Levine of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health discuss what measures are taken each year to ensure that swimmers are safe in county waterways. Their mission aloows for the reduction in waterborne illnesses for beach users. For more information and to follow along with weekly water...
  • Providence Center To Open Retail ShopExclusive

    Providence Center, a nonprofit organization in Anne Arundel County that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 23, for its new Gifts That Give retail store, which is located at its Baldwin Industries...


  • WATCH: Whose Goal Was Better? Sarah Gellert For Severna Park, Or Silas Baker For Meade?

    We have a couple early candidates for goal of the month. Whose was better?
    Severna Park senior Sarah Gellert scored one of her two goals in a 3-0 win over Severn on September 2 on this screamer of a free kick:

    How about this Sarah Gellert missile from about 30 yards to give Severna Park girls soccer a 3-0 lead on Severn:
    — SP Voice Sports (@SPVoiceSports) September 3, 2017
    Video by Colin Murphy, @SPVoiceSports
    Not to be outdone, Meade High School junior Silas Baker blasted this cruise missile through the goalkeeper’s hands in a 2-0 win over Long Reach on September 7:

    Video via Meade Soccer
    The real winner in this scenario? You, for...


  • Vinny DiNatale (director of marketing for Grotto Pizza Inc.) with former Washington Redskin Fred Smoot.

    Former Redskin Fred Smoot Appears At Grotto Pizza

    Grotto Pizza in Gambrills saluted the gridiron with an evening of football and festivity, Monday, September 11. Fred Smoot, who spent seven seasons as a cornerback with the Washington Redskins, appeared in a live remote broadcast with ESPN Radio from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. In addition to the broadcast...
  • Term Versus Permanent Insurance: Which Is Right for You?

    What’s your most valuable asset? While you are still working, this asset may actually be your future income, so you need to protect it. And you can do so by maintaining adequate life insurance, which can help provide your family with the financial resources necessary to meet critical expenses...
  • Barranco & Sons Funeral Home is celebrating 55 years of serving Severna Park. The staff is (l-r, bottom to top) Carolyn Russell, Catherine Barranco, Kathleen Barranco, Elizabeth Barranco, John Barranco, Durand Williams, James Barranco, Josh Smith, Diana Conti, Kyle Glenn and Tyler Clymer.

    Barranco & Sons Celebrates 55th Anniversary

    Nearly 60 years ago, Robert Barranco and his wife, Catherine, fell in love with the small-town charm of Severna Park while driving through the community on their way to visit family in Beverly Beach. In 1959, they moved from Baltimore to Severna Park and had a funeral home built along Ritchie...
  • (L-R) Clare Ryan, Cheryl Queen and Donna Stolarczyk lead a staff at Huntington Learning Center in Pasadena that is committed to helping local students succeed academically.

    Huntington Learning Center Thrives In Anne Arundel County

    For families throughout Anne Arundel County, academic success doesn’t have to be achieved strictly through the schools their children attend. At Huntington Learning Center in Pasadena, an array of programming is provided for students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, though some pre...

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  • Kids 12 and under gathered at the start line at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday morning to participate in the Shark Sprint.

    Kids Make A Splash During ClearShark SprintExclusive

    It may have been a rainy Saturday, but that didn’t stop more than 400 kids from running in the second annual ClearShark “Shark Sprint,” the kids’ race associated with the Across the Bay 10K. Kids 12 and under gathered at the start line at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium...
  • ICS To Hold Party At Gatsby’s

    Indian Creek School cordially invites the community to a party at Gatsby’s — yes, as in “The Great Gatsby” — on Friday, November 13, beginning at 5:00pm at the Jack and Nancy Becker Center for the Performing Arts on the ICS Upper School campus. Guests are encouraged to...
  • Library Offers New Educational Tablets for Checkout

    Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) now offers special Android tablets for children, featuring high-quality, preloaded learning apps. As part of a special pilot program, the library is allowing customers to check out the touch-screen devices, called Playaway Launchpads, which complement the...

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  • SPCC Announces Rock The Park Summer Concert

    The Severna Park Community Center will hold its inaugural Rock The Park music gathering on Friday, July 14, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The concert, projected to be the first in a series throughout the summer, will feature music by Andy, a child of the ‘80s known to friends as George Evans, who has been popular with his performances at Severna Park Taphouse, Szechuan Inn, and Shipley’s and Chartridge community pools. The evening will also give attendees a reprieve from cooking by featuring food from Garry’s Grill, Firehouse Subs and Mrs. Cakepop available at a special rate. There will even be face painting and balloon artists. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost...

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  • Hit A Home Run This Summer At Maryland’s Craft Breweries

    As summertime approaches, I can’t think of two things that go better together on a sweltering day than baseball and cold beer.
    And Maryland is home to the best of both – the Orioles are one of the top teams in the American League and craft brewers from the mountains of Western Maryland to the Ocean City boardwalk are producing award-winning beer.
    In that spirit, I recently joined the Brewers Association of Maryland and the Maryland Office of Tourism at Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore to announce the launch of the Baseball & Brew Scorecard. This fun game encourages Marylanders and out-of-state visitors to hit the road this summer and fill out their scorecards by...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Are You And Your Pet Ready For The Unexpected?

    It is a well-known fact that pets keep humans healthier. Pets are part of the family in most households, which means they sleep in our beds, sit on our couches, and get lots of love and attention. Pet ownership has many medical, emotional and psychological benefits. Many of us can relate to our pets staying by our side when we or a loved one were recuperating from an illness or injury. But what if your pet became seriously ill or had a life-threatening injury? Would you be able to take care of your pet like they take care of you when you are ill?
    Advanced medical care and improved technology are available for pets, allowing your veterinarian to provide better treatment; however, that can,...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    I have witnessed the high-technology changes in dentistry since I started going to the dentist as a child in the 1950s, and I am still a dental patient. Last month, I fractured a large tooth-colored filling in a back tooth. There was no pain, but now the dentist needed a dentist. I called my...
  • The Biggest Transition Since Adolescence

    Menopause is often considered the biggest transition since adolescence. The definition of natural menopause is 12 months with no menses (period). Surgical menopause occurs when a women has her ovaries surgically removed before going 12 months with no menses. The average age of natural menopause is...
  • Anne Arundel County Combats Zika Virus

    Anne Arundel County has recently joined the fight against the Zika virus. Throughout the United States, 544 cases of Zika have been reported, with 19 of these incidents originating in Maryland. So far, no Zika cases in Maryland have resulted from transmission, but cases have resulted from residents...

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