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  • As part of its water monitoring program, the Department of Health collects samples from 80 beaches across Anne Arundel County and measures the bacteria counts to determine whether the water is safe for swimming.

    Is It Safe To Swim?

    Picture somebody who advocates safe swimming and helps ensure protection for people who go in the water for recreational use. In most cases, it’s easy to think of a lifeguard, armed with a whistle and ring buoy, standing at the ready to help someone in trouble. But what about a scientist? In...


  • Chesapeake is now 19-3 on the season after Friday's region-final win over River Hill. The Cougars will play in the state tournament for the third time in four years.

    Chesapeake Baseball Wins 3A East Over River Hill, 5-0

    The Chesapeake baseball team is back in the state tournament. Another strong pitching performance by junior Joe Seidler, some timely hitting and strong defense were the winning formula for the Cougars, who defeated visiting River Hill High School, 5-0, on Friday afternoon in the 3A East region...


  • PBA Update

    The PBA education committee held the annual fifth-grade straight-A lunch with 77 students who qualified as of April. Students from Bodkin, Fort Smallwood, High Point, Jacobsville, Lake Shore, Pasadena, Riviera Beach, Solley and Sunset elementary schools and St. Jane Frances School were invited to a complimentary lunch at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, with ice cream sandwiches provided by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. C. Muhl Bus Service provided transportation for the event. Many thanks to the PBA members who also provided company logo items for goody bags that were given to students along with certificates of recognition. (Submitted by Jacqueline Kellum)
    Our eighth annual Taste of...
  • Dr. Antonio Knox appreciates the family-like atmosphere created by his patients and staff at his practice.

    Pasadena Dental Care Treats Patients Like Family

    At Pasadena Dental Care, patients are more than a number. The owner, Dr. Antonio Knox, opened his practice in 2003 in Lakeshore Plaza. In 2012, he moved across the street to his current location, where he shared a building with Dr. John Mosca. In 2014, upon Mosca’s retirement, Knox bought...
  • Keith and Stacy Zolman grew up in Pasadena and now own six area McDonald’s stores.

    Area Businessman Now Owns Six Local McDonald’s Stores

    Keith Zolman has had a lifelong connection to McDonald’s. Keith’s father spent 50 years in the business – from 15 to 65, his parents met at a McDonald’s and Keith’s first job was at the Severna Park McDonald’s. On November 1, 2016, Keith took his involvement with...
  • So, You Want To Offer A Student A Summer Job?

    What Businesses And Teenagers Should Keep In Mind Free from the restraints and structure of a normal school day, students in the summertime have the chance to gain a little work experience. And if that isn’t an attractive incentive for the average teenager, then at least making a little bit...

School & YouthSchool

  • Midshipman Caroline Watts helped third-grade student Addison Albert with a worksheet about volcanoes.

    Mids For Kids Provides Area Students With Role Models

    To many kids in the greater Annapolis area, seeing a midshipman in uniform is like seeing a superhero. Mids for Kids, a campus program under the Midshipman Action Group, partners with local schools to put midshipmen volunteers in the classroom. About 140 midshipmen are actively involved with 15...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • During an April music tour, Brian Hardy visited the grave of 1950s music star Ritchie Valens in California.

    During WWE Hiatus, Brian Hardy Records Two Albums

    Whenever Brian Hardy is on the ropes, he needs only to muster the words of discouragement that were ubiquitous during his childhood. Peers told him he would never become a professional wrestler or musician, but now, he’s both. Last fall, the 2008 Northeast High School graduate returned to...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Time To Revisit Maslow

    As a financial professional, it is very important in my everyday interaction with clients to understand psychology and the impact emotions have on saving and retirement planning. In fact, I joke that my job is really 10 percent about the numbers and 90 percent about managing emotions. While I may say this in jest, it is accurate on many levels.
    In 1943, Abraham Maslow issued his landmark “A Theory of Human Motivation,” in which he outlined his classic “hierarchy of needs.” In this paper, he defined physiological, safety, belonging/love, esteem, and self-actualization to describe the pattern that human motivations generally evolve through. The idea is generally...
  • Locally Owned Coterie Boutique To Open In Magothy Gateway

    Coterie (pronounced koh-tuh-ree, meaning a group of people who share common interests) is coming to Magothy Gateway. The business opened the doors to its first store in 2014 to bring high-quality fashion (not consignment) to the area. Owner Bess Clark longed for the array of clothing boutiques...
  • A Budget That Advances A Fundamental Vision

    On May 1, I presented our proposed Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget to the county council. I am excited about this budget and believe it advances our administration's fundamental vision of making Anne Arundel County the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland. The budget...
  • If You’re Reading This, I May Owe You Money!

    In Maryland, you don’t have to buy a lottery ticket to win the jackpot. While my agency has the important but unenviable task of collecting taxes, the comptroller’s office also serves as the legal custodian of Marylanders’ unclaimed properties. That means my staff and I get to...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Are You And Your Pet Ready For The Unexpected?

    It is a well-known fact that pets keep humans healthier. Pets are part of the family in most households, which means they sleep in our beds, sit on our couches, and get lots of love and attention. Pet ownership has many medical, emotional and psychological benefits. Many of us can relate to our...
  • Calvert Veterinary Center Implements Cat-Friendly Practice Program

    The cat is king. With cats being one of the most beloved pets in the country, there is a growing need to improve the health care and overall wellbeing of the feline population. Whether it’s a routine checkup or special visit, the doctors and staff at Calvert Veterinary Center are committed to...
  • Tech Talk With Dr. Cranska

    Here are several reasons to drink tap water: There is no sugar to cause dental decay, the fluoridation prevents decay, there are no calories to cause weight gain and tap water fights dry mouth (decreased saliva), which increases the risk of decay. Tooth decay is the most common disease, and it...

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