October 19, 2017
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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 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

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    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...
    • 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 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    “The FluMist vaccination program has been a very successful partnership between the school system and Department of Health for the last decade. This manufacturing delay is an unfortunate turn of events,” said Dr. David C. Rose, acting health officer for Anne Arundel County. “The FluMist vaccination program simply could not move forward without knowing when we would receive an ample...
    • For years, residents of Crofton have campaigned for Anne Arundel County Public Schools to grant them a high school. Parents, students, elected officials and other community members have appeared at board of education meetings and other assemblies to let their voices be heard.File Photo
      For years, residents of Crofton have campaigned for Anne Arundel County Public Schools to grant them a high school. Parents, students, elected officials and other community members have appeared at board of education meetings and other assemblies to let their voices be heard.

    Hopes Of A Crofton High Might Soon Be Reality

    By Shane Jacobus
    Since 2012, hundreds of Crofton residents have lobbied for the construction of a 13th public high school in Anne Arundel County. Their requests might have recently been answered by Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS).

    On September 2, Jonathan Boniface, leader of the group Build Crofton...

  • Anne Arundel County Launches New Internship ProgramExclusive

    By County Executive Steve Schuh
    Applications from graduate and undergraduate college students are now being accepted for a new fall internship program sponsored by the Office of the County Executive.

    “We want students who are passionate about government to get valuable experience,” said Schuh. “Our internship program will allow students to examine all facets of county government, and get a real sense of what is done on a day to day basis by our departments.”

    The unpaid, eight week program will involve providing exposure to eight different departments of interest to the intern, including the County Executive’s Office. Participants will intern 10-15 hours per week as their academic...

    • For 17 years, Anne Arundel County Battle of the Bands showcased the best local musicians. Now, it faces uncertainty due to additional costs and lack of cooperation from the event’s partners.
      For 17 years, Anne Arundel County Battle of the Bands showcased the best local musicians. Now, it faces uncertainty due to additional costs and lack of cooperation from the event’s partners.


    • Danny Mays’ departure from hosting Battle of the Bands was one of several reasons the event may not return.
      Danny Mays’ departure from hosting Battle of the Bands was one of several reasons the event may not return.

    Battle of the Bands’ Future UncertainExclusive

    By Zach Sparks and Dan Giles
    Longtime Battle of the Bands emcee Danny Mays remembers some of his fondest moments from the competition’s history, such as 2005 when the band Trial and Error from Key School performed “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones.

    “They decided to...

  • Rockbridge Academy Maintains Tradition 20 Years LaterExclusive

    By Monica Resa
    In 1995, a dedicated and visionary group of parents perused the local education landscape and didn’t see what they wanted — a Christian school that taught according to classical methodology.

    “The vision was to provide an education that would teach children to love God, think...

  • AACC Offers In-County Rate To MilitaryExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Active duty military – regardless of where they live or where their duty station is – will be charged tuition at the county rate when enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College. This new policy was approved by the college’s board of trustees at its June 9 meeting.

    To be...

  • Hippodrome Theatre Announces 2015-2016 Broadway SeasonExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Ron Legler, president of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the Hippodrome Theatre, recently announced the lineup for the 2015-2016 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series.

    A seven-show subscription package is available, and subscribing audience members can look...

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    • Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary Past President Fran Ouellette (center left) and member Larry Sanders (far right) congratulated scholarship winners (l-r) Sierra Patterson, Disha Savalia, Kelsey Jackson, Annemarie Duerr and Kiana Murdock.Photo Provided
      Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary Past President Fran Ouellette (center left) and member Larry Sanders (far right) congratulated scholarship winners (l-r) Sierra Patterson, Disha Savalia, Kelsey Jackson, Annemarie Duerr and Kiana Murdock.

    Rotary Awards Five Exceptional Students With ScholarshipsExclusive

    By Zach Sparks
    The Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary doesn’t waste any time. In March, it had the Crab Soup Cook-off; in June, it held the Paul Harris Awards; and over the summer, the nonprofit awarded five Pasadena teens with scholarships. Each of the winners – all girls – reflected on their...
  • Applications Now Being Accepted For Poultry PrincessExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Are you a young lady who makes fowl look fine? Then the title of Anne Arundel County Poultry Princess could be yours! The annual contest, a part of the Anne Arundel County Fair, will be held the evening of September 16 at the fairgrounds, and registration is open now through September 1....
    • Over the weekend of March 14 and 15, the Dynamos team of Athletic Performance Inc. defeated three solid teams from Region I in claiming their first Jefferson Cup title.
      Over the weekend of March 14 and 15, the Dynamos team of Athletic Performance Inc. defeated three solid teams from Region I in claiming their first Jefferson Cup title.

    U10G API Select Dynamos Win Jefferson Cup

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    Congratulations to the U10 girls Athletic Performance Inc. (API) select Dynamos soccer team on their Jefferson Cup championship. Over the weekend of March 14 and 15, the girls defeated three solid teams from Region I in claiming their first Jefferson Cup title. After losing the first game to...
    • The Power Hawks are now qualified to compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) world championships in St. Louis in April.
      The Power Hawks are now qualified to compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) world championships in St. Louis in April.

    South River High School Robotics Team Wins Premier Award At Regional First Robotics Competition

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    It turns out 13 is a lucky number for the South River High School Power Hawks First Robotics Team. In its 13th year of existence, the team joined the ranks of the world’s elite by earning the Regional Chairman’s Award at the recent New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics...
  • Board Of Education Considers Options To Shift School Hours Later

    By Darrell Mak
    In October, the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Start Time Task Force released its report detailing several options for modifying school start times. Former interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins created the task force in February and charged the group to research and develop...
  • What To Expect When Transitioning To A Different School

    By Julie White
    Whether your child is “graduating” from elementary school to middle school or from middle school to high school, the transition is a major one. Any time a student changes schools, the experience can be overwhelming, particularly when the expectations of the student are higher in his or...
  • This Fall, Learn A New Skillset From AACC

    By Hayley Gable Bowerman
    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...
  • AAWDC Announces New RFP For Out-Of-School Youth Services

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    Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) recently announced the re-opening of its Request for Proposal (RFP) for out-of-school youth services from November 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Applications from youth-serving nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, educational...
  • Back To School Fair Returns August 23

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    Join the West County Chamber of Commerce, Village of Waugh Chapel businesses and parents from Arundel feeder schools for the annual Back to School Fair on Saturday, August 23, from 10:00am to 12:30pm at The Village at Waugh Chapel Community Center, located behind the Smoothie King.
    The event will...
    • Scholarship recipients and Davidsonville United Methodist Church members (L to R):  Nikolas Ostis, Kaileigh Ducharme, Chris Seidel, Blair Smith, Bob Wilson, JP Moseley, Dixon Wood, Kerin Weber, Amanda Sparks, Sharon Bence and Kennady Moseley.
      Scholarship recipients and Davidsonville United Methodist Church members (L to R): Nikolas Ostis, Kaileigh Ducharme, Chris Seidel, Blair Smith, Bob Wilson, JP Moseley, Dixon Wood, Kerin Weber, Amanda Sparks, Sharon Bence and Kennady Moseley.

    Local Students Awarded Scholarships at Davidsonville United Methodist Church

    By Anonymous
    The following local students were recently awarded scholarships from the Davidsonville United Methodist Church:
     
    Kaileigh Ducharme - Doris Cummins Memorial Scholarship for 2014  
    Graduated from South River High School, 2014 and will attend the University of South Carolina...

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