“The Lion King” Is A Rehash With Varying Degrees Of Success

“The Lion King” immediately reminded me of 2009’s “Avatar.” The latter featured a story we’d heard many times before but was captivating because of the …

FY2020 Budget Sets “A New Normal”

County Council Approves Plan Raising Taxes While Adding Teachers And Public Safety Personnel

Let’s End Gerrymarylandering

Gerrymandering doesn’t just affect America and Maryland; it affects you. Close to the geographic center of Anne Arundel County, Severna Park is a discrete community, but gerrymandering divides and contains it politically.

Community Breaks Ground On Broadneck Trail Phase II

During Bike to School Day yesterday, the Department of Recreation and Parks held a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the Broadneck Peninsula Trail. In attendance were Corporal Jose …

Marylanders, Get Ready To Freeze Your Fur Off: Polar Bear Plunge Is Set For January 27

If you think nothing exciting happens between New Year’s Eve and Super Bowl Sunday — well, you’re wrong. One of Maryland’s more popular traditions, the Polar Bear Plunge …

Eagle Cove School Teacher Takes School Supplies To Costa Rica

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:23 Eagle Cove School (ECS) is having an educational impact far beyond its campus and Anne Arundel County. Tim Decker, the school’s science teacher, recently …

Community

Super Plungers Have Different Inspirations But Common Goals

When Arnold resident Donna Taylor did the Super Plunge — charging into the frigid Chesapeake Bay 24 times in 24 hours — for her 11th time in 2017, she was armed with a cane. “I …

Fundraiser At Grotto Pizza Gambrills Raises Over $1,600 For Local Victim Of Las Vegas Massacre

Donations Will Offset Tina Frost’s Medical Expenses It was pizza with a purpose, as more than 200 people rallied together at Grotto Pizza-Gambrills last Thursday to help a friend in need. …

Grotto Pizza Gambrills Hosting Dec. 14 Fundraiser For Local Victim Of Las Vegas Massacre

Stepping in to help a friend in need, Grotto Pizza-Gambrills will host Local Arundel Alumni Tina Frost Community Pizza Night on Thursday, December 14, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, at its restaurant located …

A Local Guide To Desserts And Baked Goods

The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are filled with specialty foods, delicious meals and decadent desserts. If your days will be spent planning the meals, shopping for the perfect …
Sports

Growth Of Scrub League A Boon For Local Girls

The Green Hornets girls scrub basketball league for high-school aged girls concluded its fifth and most successful season yet on February 24 when the Mercury outlasted the Mystics 22-21 in the league …

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 …

Severna Park Baseball Is Back In The State Tournament

A shutout pitching performance by starter Matt Glady and reliever Patrick Sullivan and hits from up and down the lineup powered the Severna Park baseball team to a 10-0 defeat of North Point in the …

Celtics, Magic Take 8/9 Boys Basketball Crowns


The 2016/2017 Green Hornets 8/9 boys basketball season concluded on Saturday, February 25, at Folger McKinsey Elementary School. For playoffs, the league was divided into two playoff brackets, an A …
Business

Is It OK To Have A Mortgage When You Retire?

It is never a bad decision to pay off your mortgage; however, it may not be the best idea if you plan on taking withdrawals from your retirement or other investment accounts to pay off that mortgage.

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, …

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, …

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. …

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School

Students Are “Freezin’ For A Reason” With The Cool Schools Challenge

The Cool Schools Challenge provides students with an opportunity to make a difference in thousands of lives.   On Thursday, January 25, roughly 2,500 school-age kids …

Kids Make A Splash During ClearShark Sprint

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 …

Kids Make A Splash During ClearShark Sprint

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 …

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 …
Arts & Entertainmen

Take A Holiday Excursion To Baltimore Or D.C.

Anne Arundel County features some beautiful lights displays and engaging activities, but what if you just want to hit the road and try something new? Enjoy these festivities just a short ride away in …

Plaza Garibaldi Offers Mexican Fare At Reasonable Prices

With its bright colors, décor and Mexican music, Plaza Garibaldi (located at 7917 Ritchie Highway across from Marley Station Mall) has established itself as a local favorite. My dining …

Awaken Your Christmas Spirit With Live Entertainment

You can admit it — you’ve got Christmas music playing on repeat all throughout your house, when you’re driving around in your car, even on your phone when you’re working out. …

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 …