July 22, 2014
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  • Portions of the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve resemble planets from “Star Wars” or “Avatar” but are located in Odenton’s backyard. The preserve, just off Piney Orchard Parkway on Sandy Walk Way, covers approximately 100 acres and is home to wildlife ranging from reptiles and beavers to deer and rabbits.

    Piney Orchard Nature Preserve Once Used For Surface Mining

    “I come back here sometimes just because it’s such a great photo op,” Steve Randol admitted. He’s been known to fill storage capacity on up to three memory cards at a time on his camera while on a “local safari” through the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve. Randol...
  • On June 24, Potter Baseball player and Croftonite Evan Kalinski (right) cut apples for his team during the Arnold Park cook-off to benefit Harbour School.

    Potter Baseball Players Dive Headfirst Into Civic Service

    For athletes on the Potter Baseball Tour, the most rewarding moments don’t occur when they steal a base or drive in a run; those gratifying occasions surface when they serve the homeless at a soup kitchen or teach underprivileged children how to field a ground ball. Jeff Potter started the...
  • Alongside a large contingent of friends, family, politicians and supporters, Schuh and his team (pictured with campaign manager Diane Croghan) celebrated his Primary Election win against Laura Neuman late into the night at the Greene Turtle in Pasadena on June 24.

    County Republicans Select Schuh Over Neuman

    Vitale, McConkey, Walker Re-elected; Pruski Wins District 4 Primary When the dust settled following one of the most antagonistic campaign battles on record in Anne Arundel County, 54.4 percent of Republican voters selected Steve Schuh for county executive over incumbent Laura Neuman in the June 24...


  • The Odenton Ducks, a team of 25-and-over baseball players, pose with their trophy after winning the Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Tournament. The Ducks are 21-4-1 overall and hold the no. 1 national ranking in the United States Adult Baseball League.

    Odenton Ducks Keep Local Players In The Game

    Tony Tiani, like many kids, grew up with a baseball bat in one hand and a glove in the other. He started playing tee-ball at the age of five and continued playing baseball until his freshman year at Anne Arundel Community College. In between, he played for Arundel High, winning a state title with...
  • The Integrity Lacrosse 2019 Green girls lacrosse team went 8-0 at the Rock the Fields tournament in Bel Air this June, topping a field of 54 teams and winning the tournament championship.

    Integrity 2019s Win Bel Air Tourney

    The Integrity Lacrosse 2019 Green girls lacrosse team put forth a dominant performance at the Rock the Fields tournament in Bel Air in mid-June, going 8-0 over the two-day event and winning the tournament championship. The Integrity girls topped a field of 54 teams in winning the tournament title...
  • ASA Charge FC in Lakeland, FL at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex for the USASA Open Cup June 25-29th.  The Charge placed second in a 2-1 loss to NYAC (New York Athletic Club)

    ASA Charge Remain Unbeaten, Have Sights Set On WPSL Title

    While the USA men were making the country’s soccer supporters proud at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, here in Anne Arundel County the Arundel Soccer Association Charge—the highest-level women’s team at ASA that competes nationally in the Women’s Premier Soccer...
  • The Crofton 14U Hawks went 5-1 and won the Bengie Chase Tournament championship in Baltimore over the weekend of June 27-29.

    Crofton 14U Hawks Win Bengie Chase Title

    The Crofton Hawks 14U softball team continued its tremendous season by going 5-1 and winning the Bengie Chase 14U Gold Tournament championship in Baltimore over the weekend of June 27-29. The Hawks, who have a strong 23-13 overall record this summer, were dominant at the Bengie Chase, outscoring...


  • The staff members of Newk's Eatery in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre were proud to receive their certificates for Best Lunch and Best Salad.

    Come Out And Enjoy Lunch At Newk's Eatery

    Voted Best Lunch and Best Salad by Arundel Voice readers, Newk's Eatery in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre features a variety of delicious menu choices perfect for a quick lunch or a convenient dinner. Whether you are craving soup, salad, pizza or a sandwich, the friendly team of employees...
  • Crofton Chamber Update

    The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) would like to take the opportunity to wish all of you a happy and safe summer. We encourage you to connect with and support the local businesses in the community by using their products and services. GCCC is excited to welcome the following new...
  • For 30 years, Dr. Lo has been one of the premier chiropractors in the state. He uses a technique called the activator method, which relieves patients without cracking or twisting parts of the body.

    Dr. Lo Celebrates 30 Years Of Helping People Heal

    Dr. Thomas Lo has never been mistaken for a witch doctor or a faith healer, but for the last 30 years, he has miraculously cured local residents and athletes of innumerable ailments that went undetected by doctors. Currently celebrating his third decade as owner of Advanced Chiropractic &...
  • Walden Country Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Crofton Native Fred Ryder Takes Over Course Operations For the better part of the past 25 years, an idea floated around town that Walden Country Club in Crofton was not open to the general public. Membership fees were exorbitant and only a select few of the local elite were welcome at the club....

School & YouthSchool

  • South River’s Ayesha Chaudhry Appointed Student Member Of The Board Of Education

    South River senior Ayesha Chaudhry has a busy summer planned. Interning at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she will put in 40-hour weeks to spend at least 135 hours working with an oncologist. The job will familiarize her with oncology and help her earn a STEM diploma when she graduates from high school in 2015. Also on her agenda this summer break are meetings with the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education. In April, Chaudhry was elected the Student Member of the Board (SMOB), a position that she will hold for one year.
    The Anne Arundel County Board of Education is made up of nine members, one of them a high school senior. According to the AACPS website, Anne Arundel...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • Infinity Theatre Company Turns Out A Royal Romp With “Emperor’s New Clothes”Exclusive

    Family audiences have applauded the hilarious surprises in store with Infinity Theatre Company’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” which opened in June at Anne Arundel Community College’s Humanities Theatre. Harrison Smith stars at the vain emperor who gets swindled by a duo of conniving con artists and made to look like a fool in front of all his subjects. The theatergoing experience promises plenty of special activities for children before and after the show, including crown-making crafts and photo opportunities with the emperor himself. Shows are 11:00am and 2:00pm on Saturdays through August 2. Infinity Theatre Company also will offer a post-show drama...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Schuh: Thank You

    Even though we may not like the inconvenience of political signs and advertising, voting is one of the great features of American society. In fact, I regard voting as America’s gift to the world. In the end, many of you did your civic duty and came out to vote. If you didn’t, I hope you will do so in November.
    One thing we know for sure is that, thanks to massive quantities of TV, radio and newspaper coverage and direct mail, voters were well-informed in this election. I am grateful that they chose me as the Republican nominee for county executive. As we move now toward the general election, I will continue to work hard to reach every single voter in this county.
    I have now...
  • Neuman: Continuing To Give Our Best

    I’m not sure what I’ve enjoyed the most. If you asked me what my favorite part of being county executive has been thus far, it would be a draw between spending time with constituents, building and working with a phenomenal team of people, restoring transparency and accountability in...
  • Vitale: A New Kind Of Election

    Primary election day is now over. The votes have been counted. There are some races that will come down to provisional ballots and last-minute absentees. As I sit down to write this article, we still don’t know who will be the Republican nominee for the District 5 seat to the County Council...
  • The Wise Old Owl: Retirees Returning To Work

    “Older workers are more likely to have higher levels of engagement than younger workers.” This stunning conclusion about employee engagement, meaning the desire to get the job done “with excellence,” comes from the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, well-...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • 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...
  • Recognizing Signs Of Childhood Asthma

    Summer is here and everyone is outside enjoying the longer days and warmer temperatures. However, with temperatures and humidity rising during the day and then cooling in the evening, those who suffer from asthma need to be extra careful - especially children. Asthma is the most common childhood...
  • Brush And Floss To Live Longer

    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. Can we cure aging? Mouth infections and resulting persistent inflammation do have adverse effects on...

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