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Odenton Firefighter William Fisher Receives Ceremonial Fire Helmet Award

When children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, one of the more common answers is “a firefighter.” A firefighter is an example of the American hero, dedicating himself or … more

The Wise Old Owl: Help Struggling Mothers

May is the month for mothers, with Mother’s Day fast approaching. Typically, families make restaurant reservations, buy flowers, choose greeting cards, make appointments at hair salons, or buy … more

Runners Take Their Marks For Crofton Kiwanis’ Annual 10K

Hundreds of local runners are expected to participate in the 26th-annual 10K challenge on Saturday, June 7, as part of Crofton’s 50th Anniversary festivities. The race is sponsored by the … more

Crofton Residents Celebrate Spring With Flower Contest

April showers bring May flowers, or at least that’s how the saying goes. Days after West County was plagued with a relentless barrage of rain, Crofton residents signaled their enthusiasm for … more

Community Foundation To Host The Great Give May 7-8

Think of all the nonprofit organizations that serve Anne Arundel County – those countless worthy causes that make the community a better place. They all depend on donations from local residents … more

West County Chamber Honors Community’s Finest

Area Educators, Military and Public Safety Officials Recognized At Annual Ceremony For 52 years, the West County Chamber has formally recognized and honored community members who have gone … more

And The “Best Of West County 2014” Winners Are…

It took our staff several days to tally all the votes and come up with the list of winners for this year’s “Best of West County” survey. To be eligible, each business must have … more

Local Legislation Emerges From General Assembly

Just hours before the 434th session of the Maryland General Assembly was set to get underway on January 8, a faulty sprinkler in the basement of the State House filled the 200-year-old landmark with … more

Crofton Christian Caring Council Has Helped Residents In Need For 20 Years

Network Of Local Churches Provides Year-Round Assistance Often as we prepare for the holiday season, we think of those less fortunate than ourselves and decide to make gracious donations to … more

Crofton Chamber Kicks Off Spring With Community Events

Festival On The Green And Shrimp Feast Set For April 26 With winter now behind us and spring officially underway, it’s time to celebrate the spirit of the West County community, spend … more

Gail Enright Wears Many Hats For Davidsonville Area Civic Association

How do you measure the impact that one person has on a community? If it’s by years of service, then Gail Enright has made a huge contribution with 38 years as secretary of Davidsonville Area … more

Editor’s Voice

The issue you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The Best Of West County 2014 winners are revealed in this edition. Over the last year, there have been several new businesses that have … more

The Wise Old Owl

Help Stop Human/Sex Trafficking In Anne Arundel County “If you need more clothing, if you need someone to pay attention to you because nobody at home is paying attention, I will be … more

Farmers’ Markets Return To Anne Arundel County For 2014 Season

There’s nothing quite like a ripe, juicy, Maryland-grown tomato to signal the summer season is here, and with the opening of local farmers’ markets just around the corner, community … more

West County Will Take Steps Against Cancer At Relay For Life

It’s time to lace up the running shoes for a good cause – the West Anne Arundel County Relay for Life is coming up on Friday, May 30, and registration is now open for the overnight … more

Notorious Stretch Of Route 3 Under Consideration For Improvements

County, State Representatives Collaborate With Crofton Chamber To Address Safety And Traffic Concerns A quarter century ago, plans to convert Route 3 into a major interstate threatened the … more

Local Culinary Talent Makes Inaugural West County Restaurant Week A Delicious Success

The experience of dining out is always about more than just the food – it’s about enjoying the comfort of good service and the fulfillment of earnest company. West County residents got a … more

Uncertainty Growing At Gambrills Dairy Farm

After nearly two hours of discussion among community members, county officials, out-of-county organic farmers and the proprietors and staff at Maryland Sunrise Farm in Gambrills, perhaps the only … more

Odenton Town Center Committee Gets New Members

Hoping to reinvigorate the Odenton Town Center Oversight Committee, County Executive Laura Neuman recently selected five new individuals to serve on the nine-member committee. The committee is … more

Council Passes Resolution To Grow Police Force By 10 Percent

While the population of Anne Arundel County has swelled by more than 50,000 residents since 2001, the county police force has increased its own numbers at a rate of less than one new officer per … more
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