June 25, 2018
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  • Ed Sparks Hopes To Strike A Chord With Severna Park ResidentsExclusive

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    In 2017, guitar maker and performer Ed Sparks brought his custom guitars to Severna Park and Broadneck libraries, educating musicians and woodworkers about the creation process while also fielding questions from the audience. Those visits drew enough interest that Sparks will return to Severna Park...
    • The current lineup of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack will bring its 25th anniversary tour to Rams Head On Stage on June 8.
      The current lineup of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack will bring its 25th anniversary tour to Rams Head On Stage on June 8.

    Twenty-Five Years In, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack Still Isn’t Flying The Coop

    By Zach Sparks
    To the MTV generation, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is known as the eccentric band that performed in a barn while feathers rained into the crowd, the band whose lead singer is a white guy with dreads. Frontman James Davies, known as Jimi HaHa, no longer has the dreads, but his act is also attracting fans...

    Kieran Shea Publishes “Koko Uncaged”

    By Elizabeth Spearman
    Described as a cyberpunk satire, “Koko Uncaged,” the third installment in a series by Severna Park author Kieran Shea, is set for release on June 5.

    The series, “Koko,” takes place 500 years in the future and follows ex-corporate mercenary Koko Martstellar, who is trying to rebuild her life. She...

    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.
    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.
    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.
    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.
    • This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.Photos by Andrew Candella
      This year, about 2,500 people attended the Made In Maryland Festival at Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.

    Made In Maryland Returns For Second Installment

    By Maya Pottiger
    Think shopping local, but on a bigger scale. The second annual Made In Maryland Festival returned to Kurtz’s Beach on May 6 with more than 100 Maryland-based vendors.

    This year, about 2,500 people attended the festival to meet artisans and enjoy entertainment, food and libations.

    “Vendors...

    • “Solo” gives all the standard reveals you’d expect from a prequel, none of which we really needed to know. We learn how Solo got his name, how he met Chewbacca, how Lando Calrissian became his friend, and how he became pilot of the Millennium Falcon.Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm
      “Solo” gives all the standard reveals you’d expect from a prequel, none of which we really needed to know. We learn how Solo got his name, how he met Chewbacca, how Lando Calrissian became his friend, and how he became pilot of the Millennium Falcon.

    “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Offers Nothing Interesting, But Nothing Egregious

    By Audrey Ruppert
    For the second time, I am amazed how a single line of dialogue or passing plot device from the original “Star Wars” trilogy has managed to become the driving force behind an entire new film. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” told the surprisingly complex tale behind the acquisition of the chip that...
    • Crabby tots consisted of a hearty portion of tater tots topped with melted jack cheddar cheese, crab and scallions.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      Crabby tots consisted of a hearty portion of tater tots topped with melted jack cheddar cheese, crab and scallions.
    • Jammin’ salmon featured grilled salmon topped with shrimp and béarnaise sauce over mashed potatoes.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      Jammin’ salmon featured grilled salmon topped with shrimp and béarnaise sauce over mashed potatoes.
    • A good portion of grilled chicken topped fresh greens in the Church Circle cobb salad.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      A good portion of grilled chicken topped fresh greens in the Church Circle cobb salad.
    • Choose the peanut butter pie when you visit! It's like fudge topped with chocolate on a brownie.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      Choose the peanut butter pie when you visit! It's like fudge topped with chocolate on a brownie.

    Rams Head Dockside Offers Waterfront Outside Dining

    By Mary Cobbler
    The sun, the water, the palm trees — Rams Head Dockside, tucked in the Point Pleasant neighborhood (1702 Furnace Road in Glen Burnie), has just the right tropical vibe to liven up any lunch, dinner, happy hour or Friday party time. Inside, it’s clean and bright with a nautical theme. You can choose...
  • Hospice Of The Chesapeake Hosts 10th Annual Fashion For A Cause

    By Maya Pottiger
    “Doing Good Never Looked So Great”

    This year marks the 10th annual Fashion For A Cause, an event that benefits the Chesapeake Kids Program at Hospice of the Chesapeake.

    Every year, the event features the same theme: fun, fashion and fabulous cars, according to Christine Wilson, director of...

    • The $5,320 donation will put instruments in the hands of children and support American veterans through music therapy.Photo Provided
      The $5,320 donation will put instruments in the hands of children and support American veterans through music therapy.

    Charter Live Raises More Than $5,000 For Music Programs

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    With the support of more than 14 performers and 300 attendees at the inaugural Charter Live karaoke fundraiser at Cancun Cantina this spring, Charter Title raised $5,320 for Music 4 More. The donation will facilitate putting instruments in the hands of children and support American veterans through...
    • Sarah Pekkanen and her son, Dylan, visited Broadneck Library on May 17 for a discussion on writing and “The Wife Between Us.”Photo by Zach Sparks
      Sarah Pekkanen and her son, Dylan, visited Broadneck Library on May 17 for a discussion on writing and “The Wife Between Us.”

    Bestselling Author Sarah Pekkanen Greets Broadneck Readers

    By Zach Sparks
    “The Wife Between Us,” a psychological thriller by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks, is a book about marriage and betrayal, a tale based on conflicting perspectives and assumptions.

    It’s not an assumption to say a crowd of 22 adults and a few children loved meeting Pekkanen at Broadneck...

    • Dierks Bentley performed the first concert in his 48-city Mountain High Tour throughout North America on May 18 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.Photo courtesy of Mike Hall
      Dierks Bentley performed the first concert in his 48-city Mountain High Tour throughout North America on May 18 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.
    • Brothers Osborne, a Maryland country duo from Deale, was part of the two-set warm-up act.Photo by Larry Sells
      Brothers Osborne, a Maryland country duo from Deale, was part of the two-set warm-up act.
    • Starting off the evening was LANCO, who played a set list that included their popular song “Born to Love You.”Photo by Larry Sells
      Starting off the evening was LANCO, who played a set list that included their popular song “Born to Love You.”

    Dierks Bentley Kicks Off Mountain High Tour At Merriweather Post Pavilion

    By Larry Sells
    Attending the Dierks Bentley Mountain High Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday night, May 18, was a great remedy for a bad case of cabin fever brought on by eight consecutive days of rain. Though the rain continued to pour, the Columbia venue was fully packed with concertgoers both under...

    Summer Concerts Outside The Park

    By Voice Media
    These musicians are coming to venues within roughly 30 miles of Severna Park this summer. Which concerts would you like to see the Voice preview? Let us know by taking the poll below.

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    • Justin Schlegel attributes his comedic style to three influences: the improvisational skill of 98 Rock’s Kirk McEwen, Doug “The Greaseman” Tracht’s affinity for sound effects, and the character work of Mike O'Meara of “The Don and Mike Show.”Photo courtesy of 98 Rock
      Justin Schlegel attributes his comedic style to three influences: the improvisational skill of 98 Rock’s Kirk McEwen, Doug “The Greaseman” Tracht’s affinity for sound effects, and the character work of Mike O'Meara of “The Don and Mike Show.”

    Get To Know 98 Rock’s Justin Schlegel

    By Zach Sparks
    Justin Schlegel’s got 99 problems, but arrogance ain’t one.
    The Cape St. Claire resident and his 98 Rock morning show companions bare all flaws on the air.
    “I think people want to laugh but they also want to identify,” Schlegel said. “They want to hear that someone...
    • In “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke portrays a confused and weary Ted Kennedy who balances ethics with political gain.
      In “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke portrays a confused and weary Ted Kennedy who balances ethics with political gain.
    • In “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke portrays a confused and weary Ted Kennedy who balances ethics with political gain.
      In “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke portrays a confused and weary Ted Kennedy who balances ethics with political gain.
    • Kyle Convissar served as co-producer for “Chappaquiddick.”
      Kyle Convissar served as co-producer for “Chappaquiddick.”

    Severna Park Native Jumps Into Chappaquiddick Debate

    By Zach Sparks
    Kyle Convissar Co-Produced New Film About 1969 Tragedy Involving Ted Kennedy
    Forty-nine years later, we still don’t know what happened.
    We know Ted Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile off a small wooden bridge, plunging into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts around midnight on July...
    • David Lawton has traveled around the world to pursue art. He and his wife have lived in Pasadena for the last 25 years.
      David Lawton has traveled around the world to pursue art. He and his wife have lived in Pasadena for the last 25 years.
    • David Lawton has traveled around the world to pursue art. He and his wife have lived in Pasadena for the last 25 years.
      David Lawton has traveled around the world to pursue art. He and his wife have lived in Pasadena for the last 25 years.
    • David Lawton has traveled around the world to pursue art. He and his wife have lived in Pasadena for the last 25 years.
      David Lawton has traveled around the world to pursue art. He and his wife have lived in Pasadena for the last 25 years.
    • David Lawton has traveled around the world to pursue art. He and his wife have lived in Pasadena for the last 25 years.
      David Lawton has traveled around the world to pursue art. He and his wife have lived in Pasadena for the last 25 years.

    Severna Park Native Pursues Lifelong Passion For Painting

    By Maya Pottiger
    At a young age, David Lawton knew painting was a realistic career choice.
    When Lawton was 13-years-old, Snowden Hodges, his art teacher at Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, took him under his wing and offered Lawton private painting classes.
    “He was really encouraging and had a lot...
    • “The Paris Portal” by Arnold author Anne Bashore recently became available in paperback.
      “The Paris Portal” by Arnold author Anne Bashore recently became available in paperback.

    Anne Bashore Transports Readers Through “The Paris Portal”

    By Elizabeth Spearman
    In her first book, “The Paris Portal,” Arnold author Anne Bashore gives readers the opportunity to travel through time.
    “The Paris Portal,” a historical/science fiction book, is about a woman named Daphne who travels back in time to save stolen artwork. In the midst of her...

    Catching Up With Bowers And Stramella

    By Voice Media
    The Duo Will Perform At Hatton Regester Green On May 6
    For more than 30 years, Tony Stramella and Larry Bowers have performed as a duo, blending strong harmonies with acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar, ukulele and harmonica.
    On May 6, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, they will kick off the Friends of Anne...

    Stage & Screen Studios To Present “Willy Wonka”

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    Join Stage & Screen Studios as it journeys through a world of pure imagination in “Willy Wonka.” Follow Charlie Bucket and four other lucky golden-ticket winners into Roald Dahl's creation of a mystical musical fantasy, a well-known and loved story that will delight audiences of...
    • Local artist Diane Cary-Thomson titled this painting “Thank God For Outs,” which was a message her pastor gave.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Local artist Diane Cary-Thomson titled this painting “Thank God For Outs,” which was a message her pastor gave.
    • Since moving to Severna Park in 1983, local artist Diane-Cary Thomson refers to her house as her biggest sculpture. There are traces of her art all over her house, including vases with paint brushes instead of flowers.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Since moving to Severna Park in 1983, local artist Diane-Cary Thomson refers to her house as her biggest sculpture. There are traces of her art all over her house, including vases with paint brushes instead of flowers.

    Local Painter’s Apprentice Lineage Descends From Henry HenscheExclusive

    By Maya Pottiger
    Diane Cary-Thomson used to do pottery. Some of the bowls she made on her pottery wheel are on display in her house.
    Then doctors told her she’d never be able to use her right arm again.
    On Christmas Eve in 1974, Cary-Thomson was heading home from a party on Capitol Hill when she was shot...
    • The Julia Gulia is a luscious pasta dish with diced grilled chicken and roasted red peppers, spinach, basil and parmesan cream.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      The Julia Gulia is a luscious pasta dish with diced grilled chicken and roasted red peppers, spinach, basil and parmesan cream.
    • The Capreegis salad was a dressed-up caprese salad with huge chunks of fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, along with roasted red peppers and olive oil with a balsamic glaze.Photos by Mary Cobbler
      The Capreegis salad was a dressed-up caprese salad with huge chunks of fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes, along with roasted red peppers and olive oil with a balsamic glaze.

    Get To Capiche Street Food Italiano For Fresh Food And Great Prices, Capiche?

    By Mary Cobbler
    I was especially excited to check out Capiche Street Food Italiano, located at 147 Ritchie Highway, because it’s the “sister” of one of my all-time favorite restaurants, Café Mezzanotte, just a few miles south. Capiche shares the same commitment to fresh food and buying...
  • Students Represent Anne Arundel County At Best Of Maryland Arts Education Festival

    By Judy Tacyn
    Baltimore was alive with creative energy when students, artists, educators, performers, administrators, faculty and agency professionals gathered to celebrate the impact of arts education throughout Maryland on Friday, April 20.
    The inaugural event was presented by the Alumni of Maryland Schools...
    • During a May 10 visit to the Severna Park Library, author Marianne Taylor will discuss her book and her volunteerism with the Magothy River Association.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      During a May 10 visit to the Severna Park Library, author Marianne Taylor will discuss her book and her volunteerism with the Magothy River Association.

    “My River Speaks” Author To Share Magothy River History At Severna Park LibraryExclusive

    By Judy Tacyn
    Twenty years after “My River Speaks: The History and Lore of the Magothy River” was published, Pasadena resident Marianne Taylor is celebrating her book’s third printing.
    Taylor will be at the Severna Park Library on May 10 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The author, who said that the...

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