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  • 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 facility at 1254 Ritchie Highway in Arnold.
    Gifts That Give features pottery and wooden home décor items and housewares, all handmade by artists with disabilities who are served by Providence Center. Proceeds from the sales of the Gifts That Give product line support Providence Center’s programs and services.
    The family-friendly event will begin with the ribbon cutting ceremony at...



  • 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 — such as mortgage payments, college tuition and so on — should you pass away prematurely. But what type of insurance should you purchase? There’s no one “right” answer for everyone, but by knowing some of the basics of different polices and how they relate to your specific needs, you can make an informed decision.
    As its name suggests, term insurance is designed to...

School & YouthSchool

  • 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...
  • DOH And AACPS Cancel FluMist Vaccination ProgramExclusive

    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Public Schools announced today that the 2015 administration of free FluMist vaccinations to thousands of county elementary school students has been canceled because of a delay in the manufacturing and shipment of the vaccine....

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Maryland Hall Announces 2015-2016 Events LineupExclusive

    An eclectic schedule of live performances is planned for the upcoming year at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Be sure to mark your calendar for an afternoon or evening of entertainment just down the street in the state’s capital.

    Art Sherrod Jr.
    Sunday, September 20, at 4:00pm
    National recording artist and smooth jazz saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr. will be in full concert as he releases his new gospel/jazz album. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

    The Jason Bishop Show
    Saturday, November 21, at 7:30pm
    Jason Bishop performs stunning, state-of-the-art magic and illusions. Each show features amazing sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and even close-up...
  • Chesapeake Arts Center Unveils Fall ScheduleExclusive

    The Chesapeake Arts Center, located at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park, schedules performances to please a variety of interests and tastes. Check out these shows set to take the stage in the upcoming months. For more information on these and other events, visit Chasing...
  • Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s upcoming season, which starts October 23, will feature wizardry, magic, swordfights and classical dance.

    BTM Announces Upcoming SeasonExclusive

    Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM), Maryland’s premier professional ballet company, is excited to reveal an exquisite array of performances for its upcoming 2015-2016 season. First on the roster is the company’s season opening at Maryland Hall’s newly renovated theater. BTM will...
  • Maryland Hall’s Arts Alive fundraiser will feature auctions, food tasting stations, and jazz and swing tunes on September 11, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

    Maryland Hall To Host Arts Alive 17Exclusive

    “Swing with the Arts” is this year’s theme for Maryland Hall’s 17th annual fundraising event, Arts Alive, which will be held on Friday, September 11, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Each year, Arts Alive raises more than $100,000 for Maryland Hall’s year-round arts enrichment...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Letter To The Editor: The Superintendent’s Proposal For Later Start Times, And What Should Be Done InsteadExclusive

    While Start School Later Anne Arundel County (SSLAACo) is pleased that Anne Arundel County Public School's proposed bell schedule provides safe, healthy and academically appropriate school start times for high school students, we are concerned about significant schedule changes proposed for many elementary and middle school students and the manner in which they are being proposed.
    Superintendent George Arlotto’s proposal, released on January 12 for implementation in 2017-18, reflects the need for middle and high schools to begin class no earlier than 8:30am per recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maryland...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Autism: What Are Some Common Signs?Exclusive

    Even beginning as early as infancy, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may seem different when compared with other children their own age. Some signs may include a hyper-focus on certain objects, difficulty making eye contact, and lack of engaging in typical babbling with their parents. Other children appear to be developing normally until they are 2 or 3 years of age and then begin to withdraw socially or verbally.
    The severity of ASD in a child can vary tremendously depending on how severe the child’s social communication skills have become, how insistent the child is with the sameness of their activities and surroundings (difficulties with change), and how repetitive...
  • Tips On Calming A Crying BabyExclusive

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is an abusive traumatic brain injury that happens when a baby or small child is violently shaken. It can lead to permanent, severe brain damage or death. In many cases of SBS, a caregiver cannot get the baby to stop crying and, out...
  • UM BWMC Hosts Heartbeat For Health

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) will sponsor Heartbeat for Health on Saturday, February 20, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Severna Park Community Center. This free, informative and fun-filled event will celebrate the benefits of dance and exercise in the...
  • Not Your Average Drive-Thru

    Flu season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to get vaccinated. Fortunately, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, in partnership with Anne Arundel Medical Center and the City of Annapolis, has a plan: a drive-thru flu clinic. The clinic will be held Wednesday, October 10...

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