December 12, 2017
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  • The Pasadena Boat Parade, set for Saturday, December 9, will begin at 5:00pm at Broken Oar Bar & Grill. From there, it will make its way up and down Stoney Creek and over to Rock Creek before concluding at PYY Marine.

    Pasadena Locals Restart Holiday Boat Parade

    Andrea Menke And Mike Hatcher Partnered With Local Businesses To Bring Back A Lost Local Tradition It all started with a Facebook post. After messaging a few friends, Andrea Menke, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, posted to her personal Facebook page about the parade, and it took off...
  • What a year it was — it seemed as if every season in Pasadena throughout 2017 brought its share of both triumphs and challenges.

    It All Happened In 2017

    A Look Back At Our Top Stories Of The Year Students, lawmakers, business owners and volunteers in Pasadena had a busy 2017. As the months rolled by and one season gave way to another, the stories kept circulating around town about hands-on community members who were making a difference. Whether it...
  • Community Rallies To Support Local Business After Burglary

    While the rest of Pasadena slept during the early morning hours of November 8, the security system surveillance camera at Bay Area Computers & Hobbies captured video of a near-devastating crime: A burglar broke through the front door of the Pine Grove Village shop with a cinderblock and made...


  • The Chesapeake field hockey team hoisted the 3A state championship plaque after its 2-0 win over C. Milton Wright on November 11. It is the Cougars' second straight state title.

    One More Time: Chesapeake Girls Are State Champs Again

    From the moment the Chesapeake field hockey program began its offseason workouts, to the first day of practice in August, to every point throughout its outstanding 2017 season, the mission was clear: Bring home another state championship. After a 2-0 defeat of C. Milton Wright in the Class 3A...
  • The PSC U12 Dynasty produced an undefeated regular season in addition to winning the U13 bracket of the Mountain Road Tournament.

    PSC U12 Dynasty Go Unbeaten, Win Tournament Title

    An undefeated regular season and a tournament championship are the marks achieved this fall by the Pasadena Soccer Club U12 Dynasty boys soccer team. The team of Jack Angyelof, Colin Servinsky, Keegan Laird, Cooper Uleckas-Meisinger, Brody Reeves, Caleb Adams, Daniel Adams, Hayden Dorr, Brayden...
  • (L-R) Cameron Neal, Gavin Maresca and Bryce Patterson were each honored with the Buzz Platt Player Award, which recognizes excellence in play, character and sportsmanship.

    Pasadena Players Honored With Buzz Platt Award

    Every year the Anne Arundel Youth Football Association presents the Buzz Platt Player Award to a select group of 13U players. One 13U player from each organization receives the award, which is named after the founder of the AAYFA, in recognition of his excellence in play, character and...
  • The PSC Storm U11 girls won the tournament championship at the November Cup in Crownsville, going 3-0 and defeating rival Arundel Soccer Club 2-1 in penalties in the championship game.

    Storm Clouds Are Raging: PSC U11 Girls Win November Cup

    The PSC Storm U11 girls soccer team elevated its level of play to win a tournament championship at the November Cup in Crownsville by going 3-0 at the tournament and defeating Arundel Soccer Association on penalties in the championship game. Following a 4-2-4 season in the top division of their...


  • Miracle sends all participating bars a drink menu, recipes and retail glassware.

    Miracle Comes To Magothy BeachExclusive

    Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Partnered With Famous Miracle Holiday Pop-Up Bar Franchise Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille is holding a holiday pop-up bar throughout December. However, this isn’t the average pop up bar. Mutiny partnered with Miracle, the New York-based...
  • With its 6-foot windows, Broken Oar Bar & Grill provides a beautiful view of the creek even in winter.

    Come In, We’re OpenExclusive

    Your Favorite Waterfront Establishments Are Open Year-Round Your boat is winterized, the water is frozen over and your winter coat is now an everyday essential. But you don’t have to wait until the summer months to enjoy waterfront dining. These Anne Arundel County restaurants are open for...
  • Billy and Nancy Greer, owners of the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, undertake a charitable silent auction every holiday season.

    Community Contributors: Jing Ying Silent Auction To Benefit Alzheimer’s Association

    Nancy And Billy Greer Continue Charitable Doings In Their 14th Annual Silent Auction The Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi is holding its 14th annual silent auction. Though past years’ donations went to SPAN, this year’s funds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s...
  • PBA Update

    We honored our veterans at the seventh annual Veterans Day ceremony. This is one of my favorite events that the PBA does. In a very small way, it gives me the opportunity to show support and thank the men and women who did and do protect this country. Every veteran had the opportunity to stand and...

School & YouthSchool

  • Parent volunteers and Riviera Beach Elementary School teachers were proud of the growth their students underwent thanks to the literacy program.

    Riviera Beach Elementary Honors Parent Volunteers

    For Nine Weeks, Five Parents Volunteered To Help Accelerate Students’ Literacy Levels A select group of students and teachers gathered in the library at Riviera Beach Elementary School to honor five parent volunteers. For nine weeks, these parent volunteers spent an hour and a half each...
  • The student-athletes from Chesapeake and Northeast give of their time each December to help sort and wrap gifts for the PBA gift drive, A Child’s Christmas.

    Student-Athletes Support Families In Need For Christmas

    Every winter, the spirit of giving arises. Gifts are exchanged, as are kind favors, and holiday cheer abounds. Finding a means to acquire those gifts is sometimes a struggle. In Pasadena, an annual holiday drive called A Child's Christmas provides families in need with meals and presents...
  • Pasadena United Methodist Church’s annual Nativity pageant is a tradition for many families. Although children are the target participants, even parents are sometimes unable to resist getting involved.

    Nativity Pageant Tradition Spreads Across Generations

    Pasadena United Methodist Church Annual Live Nativity Pageant Continues To Draw Families Participating in Pasadena United Methodist Church’s Live Nativity pageant is a tradition that has been passed down from Pasadena parents to their children. The annual pageant doesn’t require any...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

  • “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever,” to be held at Chesapeake Christian Center on December 8 and 9, will feature a multi-generational cast, superlative singing, delightful dancing and food from chef Darryl Jones.

    Chesapeake Christian Center to Host Christmas Musical Comedy

    While the Chesapeake Christian Center (C3) musical comedy “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever” will celebrate the holiday season on December 8 and 9, it will also encompass a significant message about living in the moment. “Most of us struggle with romanticizing the past,...
  • After being misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis and losing several family members, Tracie Boush would have every reason to be angry. Yet, when she sits in her paint studio, Boush is the epitome of resilience and strength.

    Local Artist Chooses Paint Over Pain

    Tracie Boush is an artist, but for her, the craft doesn’t come easy. She grew up in the Pasadena neighborhood of Green Haven Forest and attended Northeast High School. At 54, she’s a prolific artist who uses her art as an escape from pain, and pain is something she has plenty of....
  • Local Mom Creates Viral Rap Parody

    Megan Baker Is A New Online Sensation With Her Rendition Of “Bodak Mommy” “I’m the mom. You’re my little kid. I make all the rules.” Is this relatable? Does it sound familiar? Megan Baker, 27, raps the line in her parody version of “Bodak Yellow.”...

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Getting Joy From Seeing Happiness In Those Around Us

    I hope that everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving; it is one of my favorite holidays and I cannot believe it has come and gone so fast. This year in general has really gone by fast. Tree-lighting ceremonies are being held throughout the county these last few weeks, many people were out getting those great deals the day after Thanksgiving and everyone’s favorite Christmas movies are on repeat. Christmastime is officially here, and with all that is going on in the country and throughout the world, there is no better time than the Christmas season to be with one’s family, enjoy one another and give back what we can to those in need. We know that it is not the hustle and bustle...
  • What Water Independence Means For Our County

    Recently, we celebrated a historic milestone for Anne Arundel County: water independence. Now, as a result of these infrastructure upgrades, county government can directly supply every resident on public water with top-grade county-treated water. This landmark breakthrough is yet another example...
  • A Case For Shopping Local This Holiday Season

    It might be hard to believe, but the 2017 holiday season is upon us. Whether you do most of your shopping early or you’re a procrastinator, time is running short to cross everything off your wish lists. In my opinion, there’s no better place to do that than at your local independent...
  • ‘Tis The Season To Protect Yourself And Your Property

    It’s that time of year. You know, the time you open your wallet more than you care to, to pull out your debit card and buy gift after gift. It’s vital to take a few easy steps to protect the gifts you have to buy, your other personal belongings and, most importantly, yourself and your...

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Department Of Health Offers Food Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

    The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses each year. Infants, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at the greatest risk.
    While preparing seasonal foods to enjoy with your family and friends, you can reduce your risk of foodborne illness with the following suggestions.
    ·         At the grocery store, purchase cold foods like meat and poultry last. Get them home quickly and put them in the refrigerator. Freeze meats if not cooking within two days.
    ·         Wash hands and surfaces with...

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