“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.

County Executive Announces Indoor Public Mask Mandate

The mandate will expire on January 7 unless the county council votes for an extension.

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

Pittman, Department Of Health Announce Distribution Plans For COVID Test Kits

Kits will be distributed while supplies last, with a limit of three boxes per household.

Two-Hundred Anne Arundel County Boys & Girls Club Members Receive Donations Of Toys And Food

Over the past few weeks, donations have been collected, sorted, and wrapped by a host of community partners.

Maryland’s Housing Market Continues Robust Sales Pace

Home sales in June reached 10,790, an increase of 24.2% over the previous year’s sales of 8,686.

Impact100 Greater Chesapeake Offers $81,000 Grant

Nonprofits can submit a proposal in one of five key focus areas – arts and culture, education, environment, family, and health and wellness.

Anne Arundel County Launches Our wAAter Program

Led by the Department of Public Works, the program is expected to reduce the costs of converting from private septic tanks to the county sewer system.
Sports

Severna Park Loses An Icon, Lil Shelton

The head coach of Severna Park field hockey from 1975 to 2011, Shelton led the Falcons to 20 state championships.

SPHS Swimmers: Leading In The Pool And Out Of It

The Falcons swimmers entered this season with plenty of success and high expectations. However, the winter sports season was virtual.

Public Schools To Resume Athletics In Hybrid Format

Following a four-week period for fall sports, AACPS plans to conduct a 14-week spring sports season beginning on March 15

U11 2010 Girls Go Undefeated

During a season that spanned from September 12 through November 8, the Panthers went 10-0.

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School

Superintendent Arlotto Recommends $1.6 Billion FY2023 Operating Budget

Arlotto recommended $23.8 million in shifts of federal and state grants to the school system’s permanent operating budget.

Board Of Education Approves $193 Million Capital Budget Request

The plan contains construction funding for six major school projects and design funding for a seventh.

Maryland Judiciary Announces Conflict Resolution Bookmark Art Contest

The contest is open to all Maryland students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

PHOTO GALLERY: API 15th Anniversary

To commemorate its 15th anniversary, API held a party on September 14. Families were treated to free giveaways, discounts on API programs and gear, free clinics and food.
Arts & Entertainment

Cafe Mezzanotte Must Have Happy Chefs

Modern and comfortable, the restaurant does an excellent job with ambiance, from the flickering candles to the sultry jazz tunes.

Skribe Pens “Big Nothing” As A Tribute To His Brother, Others Battling Mental Illness

Singer-songwriter Aaron Yealdhall, known as Skribe, discusses his new music and helping health care workers.

AACPL Celebrates 100 Years Of Reading

From lending books and providing internet, to providing a meeting place, the AACPL has been an important part of the community.

AMFM Gives Back With Free Annapolis Christmas Shows

The two programs, which include prerecorded performances by area musicians, will be streamed on AMFM’s YouTube channel.

Brushing Dust Off Books: Public Libraries During COVID

In some cases, appointments must be called in an hour prior. In other areas, walk-in appointments can be made to browse the library and use computers.
Around the region
Libraries Reopen For Walk-In Service Starting April 12
AACPL staff have provided online, curbside and appointment service since the pandemic began last March.
Hope At The End Of The Tunnel
Taking lessons from the pandemic, learning to adapt, and using challenges as opportunities for growth.
Former Chief Of Staff Rejoins Anne Arundel County As Police Chief
Steuart Pittman chose Hyattsville Police Chief Amal Awad to take over the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
Anne Arundel County Enacts New COVID-19 Restrictions
These actions will be effective from December 16 through January 13.