September 20, 2017
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  • Community Says Farewell To Bruce Blackman

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    Bruce Randall Blackman, 61, passed away on September 15, 2017, from heart failure. Bruce was born on March 21, 1956, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland, and West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He completed graduate work at Loyola University...
    • During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.Photos by Andrew Candella
      During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.
    • During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.Photos by Andrew Candella
      During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.
    • During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.Photos by Andrew Candella
      During International Overdose Awareness Day at Arundel Christian Church on August 31, attendees huddled for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of their loved ones.
    • Mandy Larkins of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pathways and Serenity Sistas’ founder Angel Traynor were among the guest speakers at International Overdose Awareness Day.Photos by Andrew Candella
      Mandy Larkins of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pathways and Serenity Sistas’ founder Angel Traynor were among the guest speakers at International Overdose Awareness Day.

    “If You’re Alive Today, There’s Hope”

    By Zach Sparks
    Severna Park Residents On The Importance Of Overdose Awareness Day
    As more than 800 people gathered at Arundel Christian Church in Glen Burnie for the second annual International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, remembering lives lost to addiction while celebrating the strides made by others,...
    • The Mission 14 group hiked 47 miles over 10 days to reach the summit of Machu Picchu.
      The Mission 14 group hiked 47 miles over 10 days to reach the summit of Machu Picchu.
    • Rockwell Fitness employee Devin Conway was one of 14 local residents who ascended Machu Picchu.
      Rockwell Fitness employee Devin Conway was one of 14 local residents who ascended Machu Picchu.

    Local Organization Climbs Machu Picchu To Raise Awareness Of Human Trafficking

    By Judy Tacyn
    Fourteen local residents came together from July 28 to August 7 to trek nearly 50 miles as they climbed up and down the treacherous steps of Machu Picchu to reach a sacred Inca peak called Salkantay, nearly 21,000 feet in elevation. The group members challenged themselves mentally and physically by...
    • Last year’s Lifeline100 Century Ride drew cyclists of all abilities to participate in the countywide bike tour.
      Last year’s Lifeline100 Century Ride drew cyclists of all abilities to participate in the countywide bike tour.

    Fourth Annual Lifeline100 Pedals Through Anne Arundel County This October

    By Judy Tacyn
    Check your brakes, inflate your tires and oil your chain. The fourth annual Lifeline100 Century Ride through Anne Arundel County is set to start and finish at Kinder Farm Park on October 1. The ride features several course options from a bike rodeo to 100 scenic miles through Anne Arundel County,...
    • A photo snapped by Broadneck resident Christine Zisa depicts what appears to be a fox with mange walking along Jones Station Road in Arnold.
      A photo snapped by Broadneck resident Christine Zisa depicts what appears to be a fox with mange walking along Jones Station Road in Arnold.
    • Baits containing oral rabies vaccine are dropped by helicopter across Anne Arundel County to help immunize wildlife and reduce the number of sick raccoons that might pose a threat to humans and pets.
      Baits containing oral rabies vaccine are dropped by helicopter across Anne Arundel County to help immunize wildlife and reduce the number of sick raccoons that might pose a threat to humans and pets.

    Sick Wildlife Sightings Leave Citizens Concerned

    By Dylan Roche
    Public Departments Can Help, But Which One To Call Depends On The Situation
    On her way to work one morning, Christine Zisa was driving along Jones Station Road through Arnold when she saw something that she knew right away was odd. Was it a stray dog? A sick animal? The legendary chupacabra?...

    Under New Nonprofit, Parents Continue The Legacy Of Phoebe Ward

    By Zach Sparks
    Second Memorial Run Set For October 8
    Phoebe Jeong-Hui Ward savored plenty of memorable moments in her nine years. She was invited to a behind-the-scenes tour at the Maryland Zoo as a reward for persuading her parents to “adopt” an African penguin, she sparred in a taekwondo...
    • Partners in Care volunteers John Scheleur and Ed Malarkey received their Volunteer of the Month certificates from Voice Inside Sales Support Chris Lowman.
      Partners in Care volunteers John Scheleur and Ed Malarkey received their Volunteer of the Month certificates from Voice Inside Sales Support Chris Lowman.

    Ed Malarkey And John Scheleur Repair With Care

    By Gracie Fairfax
    When Partners in Care went through a transition with grants in 2009 and could no longer pay a full-time Repairs with Care coordinator, Ed Malarkey and John Scheleur both stepped up to the plate. Malarkey had been a driver for Partners in Care and was looking to do something in addition to driving,...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    When I often describe the Voice to out-of-towners or people who are unfamiliar with our paper, I find myself using phrases like “feel-good news” or “just the good news, but none of the bad stuff.”
    The reality is that we don’t completely ignore the bad news...
    • Ravens Nest 10 raised $20,000 last year for five charities, including $4,000 each for Special Olympics Anne Arundel County, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Operation Welcome Home.
      Ravens Nest 10 raised $20,000 last year for five charities, including $4,000 each for Special Olympics Anne Arundel County, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Operation Welcome Home.

    Ravens Roosts Relish Football, Camaraderie And Service

    By Monica Resa
    During the fall, many people huddle with friends and family to celebrate football, fun and fandom. But how many of those huddles end up producing $20,000 for local charities? As die-hard as members of Ravens Roosts 27 and 66 and countywide Ravens Nest 10 are, their passion is most genuinely felt...
    • The Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary’s annual Family Fun Day on September 16 will combine beloved activities like face painting and pony rides with access to the Y in Pasadena’s swimming pool and the basketball court. In past years, the event was held at Pasadena Golf Center.
      The Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary’s annual Family Fun Day on September 16 will combine beloved activities like face painting and pony rides with access to the Y in Pasadena’s swimming pool and the basketball court. In past years, the event was held at Pasadena Golf Center.

    Rotary Club’s Annual Family Fun Day Promises A Variety Of Activities

    By Gracie Fairfax
    The Y in Pasadena will be filled with community members of all ages during the Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary’s annual Family Fun Day on September 16 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. In the past, the event has been held at Pasadena Golf Center, but the Rotary decided to hold this year’s event at...

    Friends, Music And Crabs: What Better Way To Say Goodbye To Summer In Maryland?

    By Sharon Mager
    Chamber Of Commerce Invites Guests For Feast On September 15
    The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce will host an inaugural end-of-summer crab feast from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on September 15 at the Severna Park Elks Lodge, located at 160 Truck House Road.
    The event will be held in...
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  • Life Is What Happens While You’re Busy Making Other Plans

    By Ellen Kinsella
    The quote in this title was borrowed from the late John Lennon, but it holds true throughout time. No matter how perfectly we plan, the unexpected always seems to happen.
    “Bill Johnson” came to SPAN and told us he felt jinxed. In one week, he was in a car accident, his daughter broke...
    • This summer, Mandy Arnold stepped into the role of CEO for Partners in Care, a time-exchange organization that helps senior citizens remain active and independent.
      This summer, Mandy Arnold stepped into the role of CEO for Partners in Care, a time-exchange organization that helps senior citizens remain active and independent.

    Mandy Arnold Carries On Legacy Of Partners In Care

    By Dylan Roche
    From a young age, Mandy Arnold knew she wanted to help seniors – it was only a matter of in what capacity she was going to do it. Although she spent several years in the medical field, she found that some of her colleagues didn’t show the same unwavering respect that she did for those...

    Cover The Cruiser Revs Up Awareness For SOMD

    By Dylan Roche
    Anne Arundel County Police Department held its first-ever Cover the Cruiser event for Special Olympics Maryland throughout the week of August 21-25. During the late afternoon and evening, officers and volunteers gathered at Chick-fil-A locations to collect as many donations for the athletes of...
    • Paul Spadaro has spent the last two years restoring the hull of a boat built in 1929 and celebrated the last plank put in the hull with a Whiskey toast on Friday, August 18, accompanied by friends and employees of Cypress Marina. He has owned the boat, a 30-foot Richardson Cruisabout, since 1978.
      Paul Spadaro has spent the last two years restoring the hull of a boat built in 1929 and celebrated the last plank put in the hull with a Whiskey toast on Friday, August 18, accompanied by friends and employees of Cypress Marina. He has owned the boat, a 30-foot Richardson Cruisabout, since 1978.
    • Paul Spadaro has spent the last two years restoring the hull of a boat built in 1929 and celebrated the last plank put in the hull with a Whiskey toast on Friday, August 18, accompanied by friends and employees of Cypress Marina. He has owned the boat, a 30-foot Richardson Cruisabout, since 1978.
      Paul Spadaro has spent the last two years restoring the hull of a boat built in 1929 and celebrated the last plank put in the hull with a Whiskey toast on Friday, August 18, accompanied by friends and employees of Cypress Marina. He has owned the boat, a 30-foot Richardson Cruisabout, since 1978.
    • At the whiskey plank ceremony at Cypress Creek Marina, Paul Spadaro had an album of old photos of his boat, Patches.
      At the whiskey plank ceremony at Cypress Creek Marina, Paul Spadaro had an album of old photos of his boat, Patches.
    • An original advertisement for a 30-foot Richardson Cruisabout boat, the same kind of boat as the one Paul Spadaro restored. The boats were built in North Tonawanda, New York.
      An original advertisement for a 30-foot Richardson Cruisabout boat, the same kind of boat as the one Paul Spadaro restored. The boats were built in North Tonawanda, New York.

    Paul Spadaro Restores Antique Boat

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Magothy River Association president and Severna Park resident Paul Spadaro recently celebrated the installation of “the whiskey plank” – essentially the last plank – on his 1929 30-foot Richardson Cruisabout boat. The boat was originally constructed with oak frames and cedar...
    • Severna Park residents gathered on the library lawn to view the eclipse through special glasses.Photo by Gracie Fairfax
      Severna Park residents gathered on the library lawn to view the eclipse through special glasses.
    • Severna Park residents gathered on the library lawn to view the eclipse through special glasses.Photo by Gracie Fairfax
      Severna Park residents gathered on the library lawn to view the eclipse through special glasses.

    Severna Park Residents Gather To Watch Eclipse

    By Gracie Fairfax
    On Monday, August 21, people from across the nation gathered outside to view a solar eclipse. In Severna Park, residents flocked to the library to grab a pair of eclipse-viewing glasses donated by STAR_Net, which partnered with NASA and Google to provide libraries across the country with free...

    Getting To Know Severna Park’s “Olde-Est” Community

    By Judy Tacyn
    Olde Severna Park (OSP) dates back to 1906 when Baltimore businessmen wanted to develop the spectacular land along the tranquil Severn River, specifically around Sullivan’s Cove. The Boone railroad station - memorialized in the naming of Boone Trail - provided easy access to Baltimore and...
  • Food Trucks Continue To Rally At Columbian Center

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    Summer may be winding down, but the Food Truck Rallies at the Columbian Center in Severna Park are still going strong.
    Every Wednesday, you'll find a variety of food trucks serving up all kinds of deliciousness from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at 335 Ritchie Highway. The weekly Food Truck Rallies are...


    Nonprofit Stef Ripple Spreads Kindness

    By Gracie Fairfax
    “She was a warrior,” said Bob Ashdown of his late wife, Stefanie. Born and raised in Severna Park, and a 1996 graduate of Severna Park High School, Stefanie passed away on May 18, 2017, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with ovarian cancer. While anyone who knew Stefanie, especially...
  • Maryland Seafood Festival Celebrates 50 Years

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    Mark your calendars on September 9 and 10 for the 50th annual Maryland Seafood Festival. Celebrate 50 years of food and fun at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis with a weekend full of delicious seafood dishes, interactive cooking demonstrations, exciting cook-off competitions, kids activities and...
    • Dr. Robert T. Ireland (left) of Bello Machre and Charles Irish recently dedicated the Irish home in Millersville.
      Dr. Robert T. Ireland (left) of Bello Machre and Charles Irish recently dedicated the Irish home in Millersville.

    New Bello Machre Home Dedicated In MillersvilleExclusive

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    In honor of Charles and Norma Irish, the Bello Machre home located on Brookwood Road in Millersville was dedicated as the Charles and Norma Irish Home in August.
    Charles began his involvement with Bello Machre in 1995. With generosity spanning over two decades, his gifts totaled more than $360,000...

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