“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.

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.

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

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.

Libraries Reopen For Walk-In Service Starting April 12

AACPL staff have provided online, curbside and appointment service since the pandemic began last March.

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.

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.
Sports

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.

Indian Creek Students Return To Campus For Sports

The sports sessions were a welcomed pastime for the students and coaches, who reveled in the return of their beloved athletics.

High School Student-Athletes Embrace Summer Opportunities

Severna Park’s 16U summer baseball team and Severna Park’s field hockey players are among the active athletes.

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Business

Top 3 Financial Questions I’ve Been Asked During COVID And How It Might Affect Your Retirement

What impact will the stimulus have on my retirement? Is this market rebound real? What is a W-shaped recovery?

Restaurants Allowed To Open For Outdoor Seating; Retail Business Opening Moved Up To May 29

Pittman will sign two executive orders to put these new policies in place.
School

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.

What Will Virtual Learning Look Like This Fall?

School officials are implementing a plan that includes more real-time learning and graded work, along with daily attendance.

Return To The Classroom: How COVID-19 Has Affected Private Schools

Private schools are in the unique position of having smaller class sizes, carpools and the ability to meet social distancing guidelines.

School System Adds Nine Locations To Meals Program

Changes in guidance at the state level have provided Anne Arundel County Public Schools with the opportunity to expand the meals program in place during the school shutdown, and AACPS’ Division …
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
Hope At The End Of The Tunnel
Taking lessons from the pandemic, learning to adapt, and using challenges as opportunities for growth.
Anne Arundel County Enacts New COVID-19 Restrictions
These actions will be effective from December 16 through January 13.
Chesapeake Life Center Adapts With This Year's Grief Camps
In the face of COVID-19, the Chesapeake Life Center team had to rethink how they could continue a vital service for grieving children.
Visa Cards Given To County Residents Through Relief Fund
Sixty-six Anne Arundel County residents received $500 Visa cash cards to help cover household expenses.
Maryland Historical Society To Discuss Women’s Suffrage
During the free virtual program, Historical Society staff members will discuss discovering the forgotten women who fought for …
Board Of Elections Approves Early Voting Days For General Election
The Maryland Board of Elections will conduct early voting from October 26 to November 2, with early voting centers also open on …
Altomare Leaves Big Void As Anne Arundel Police Chief
Altomare retired on August 1, 2020, citing opposition to movements to "remove the teeth" from police.
Police Department Wins International Award
The CIT is part of the larger Crisis Intervention Team International, a nonprofit organization that trains police officers and mental …