April 20, 2014
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  • Play Ball! Pasadena Celebrates Opening Day

    The gray skies and dreary doldrums of February are behind us, an unseasonably frigid March has come and gone, the relentless procession of snowstorms has finally relented, and there’s only one thing on the minds of hundreds of Pasadena boys and girls: It’s time to play ball. And on a...
  • Pasadena’s Oldest Buildings Offer A Glimpse Into The Past

    Before the farms became neighborhoods, before the dirt roads were seeded with asphalt to create fertile ground for thousands of daily commuters, and before each passing year brought a new crop of strip malls, shopping centers and developments, Pasadena was a simple tapestry of small communities...
  • 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 a strange odor, triggering alarms and leading to a brief evacuation while bomb-sniffing dogs...


  • Molly Brown slid safely into home to score a run against the Wildcats. The reigning county champion Eagles lead the county with a 10-0 record through April 14.

    Northeast Rolls To 10-0 Start

    It’s clicking right now for the Northeast girls softball team. Winners of 10 straight to start the year, the Eagles (10-0) have made good on early-season aspirations to defend their county title, and they’ve done so on the strength of a stacked lineup and an ace pitcher in senior...
  • The Chesapeake girls lacrosse team huddled together to get fired up before stepping out onto the field against Northeast. The Cougars fell behind early but rallied to a 20-14 win.

    Butzner, Wells Lead Chesapeake Girls Past Northeast

    The Northeast girls lacrosse team produced stretches of quality lacrosse against rival Chesapeake on April 4, blitzing the host Cougars for an early 5-2 lead and finishing the game strongly, scoring six of the contest’s last nine goals. Unfortunately for Northeast, the early and late bursts...
  • Jordan Snyder fired this shot for a goal in the first half. Snyder totaled two goals and four assists as the CYLA Storm defeated South River 12-9.

    CYLA Girls Pick Up First Win With 11-9 Mark On South River

    The CYLA Storm Junior A girls lacrosse team ended its early season drought on April 11, getting its first win of the year with a 12-9 victory over South River at Glen Burnie High School. Three-goal games by Bridgette Tayman and Margot Lawn; a two-goal, four-assist night by Jordan Snyder; two goals...
  • Drew Spinnenweber is one of three Chesapeake starting pitchers along with Chase Delost and Chris Ruszin to excel against opponents this year. The Cougars have a 1.12 team ERA.

    Chesapeake Baseball Starts 10-1

    Last year, the Chesapeake baseball team suffered an inordinate amount of one-run losses en route to an 11-11 record, the Cougars’ strong pitching never fully and consistently complemented by sufficient run support from the lineup. In 2014, the Cougars are leaving little to chance. At 10-1...


  • With the vision of creating an old-fashioned neighborhood dress shop, Bess Clark recently opened Coterie Boutique in Lake Shore, where women can find unique clothing and accessories at reasonable prices. Clark personally chooses the items she carries in her store based on standards of stylishness, quality and affordability.

    Pasadena’s Coterie Boutique Offers Fashion With Passion

    Bess Clark knew for a long time that Coterie Boutique was just the sort of business Pasadena needed. When the Californian moved to Maryland for a brief while in 2007, she fell in love with the area. When opportunity brought her and her family back again several years later, she set about finding...
  • PBA Update

    Our scholarship fundraiser on March 8 was not only a huge success but also a great time for all in attendance. We raised more than $8,000 for scholarships for local high school seniors. This year, our chairman, Jerry Nicklow of Huff Insurance, decided on an ‘80s-themed bull and oyster roast...
  • Pasadena Floors co-owners Marty Kinder (far left) and Steve Garvey (far right) celebrate 20 years of serving Pasadena, and establishing valued relationships with local residents.

    Pasadena Floors Celebrates 20 Years Of Installing Friendships In The Community

    When Pasadena Floors co-owners Marty Kinder and Steve Garvey formed their business in 1994, they were unsure where the future would lead them. By adopting a set of core values, assembling a dedicated staff and attracting loyal customers, their business not only survived but also thrives two decades...

School & YouthSchool

  • Chesapeake Arts Center Announces Free Arts In The Park Festival

    On Saturday, May 3, artists and musicians will join forces at the Arts in the Park Festival at the Chesapeake Arts Center. From 11:00am to 3:00pm, local artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale while a lineup of live music and other performances will keep the scene lively. The free event is organized by the Chesapeake Arts Center under the leadership of the Executive Director Belinda Fraley Huesman.
    The outdoor entertainment will include a show by professional belly-dance instructor Carmen Nolte, a K-9 officer demonstration, corn hole, a moon bounce, a stilt walker and much more.
    The music will kick off at 11:00am with the talents of Tony Denikos, described as a roots...

Arts & EntertainmentArts & Entertainment

Politics & OpinionPolitics & Opinion

  • Parents Can Influence A Child’s Health And Fitness

    Research has shown that over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem in the United States. Today, nearly a third of youths are overweight or obese. That is more than 23 million children and teenagers.
    The term “obese” describes children and adolescents who have a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile for their gender and age, while “overweight” describes those with a BMI at or above the 85th but below the 95th percentile.
    Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on the health and well-being of a child. Children in this...
  • Meet Your 2014 Election Candidates

    Maryland State Governor   Democrat   Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Brown is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a Harvard undergrad, an Iraq War veteran and a Bronze Star recipient. Brown previously represented Prince George’s County in the Maryland House of Delegates and...
  • Fink: Council Update

    With snow on the ground only a few weeks ago, it was a reassuring sign that spring was here when the Orioles celebrated their 61st Opening Day in Baltimore. What a great day as the O's defeated longtime league nemesis the Boston Red Sox. For a few hours, the Orioles stood alone in first place...
  • Kipke: Spending Must Be Judicious

    Spring’s arrival means two things to me: warmer weather and the adjournment of the Maryland General Assembly. While I enjoy my time in Annapolis during the annual 90-day session, I also find it increasingly frustrating to have a governor who believes he can tax and spend without consequence....

Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness

  • Dr. Allan Rutzen Leads Health Initiatives

    Last year, the Anne Arundel and Howard County Medical Society elected Allan Rutzen, M.D., FACS, as its president, charged with leading and directing the organization’s volunteer health care initiatives. Rutzen, an ophthalmologist at Rutzen Eye Specialists and Laser Center in Severna Park, had been such a longtime board member that he was a natural choice for the position.
    “The society has been doing great work,” affirmed Rutzen. “Unfortunately, it’s underappreciated and underutilized.” Rutzen has been working diligently to raise awareness of and to get the word out about the many benefits and services the society offers.
    The organization, which has...
  • Who Is A Dental Hygienist?

    In upcoming months, I will answer questions on high-technology dentistry. Please direct inquiries to my website at www.cranska.com or email me at familylaserdentistry@outlook.com. In a dental office, the dentist and dental hygienists work together in clinical patient treatment. Most patients do...
  • The Wise Old Owl

    Why We Celebrate Saint Patrick Whether it’s the Sydney Opera House lit in green in Australia or the step dancers marching along Fifth Avenue in New York City, or the revelers dressed as leprechauns in Tokyo, Japan, or our own Governor Martin O’Malley’s Celtic rock band performing...
  • The Most Heinous Of Gym Excuses

    A few months ago I expressed my thoughts on the most frequently shared excuse for not maintaining a regular exercise regimen - which is lack of time. Now I would like to challenge the most heinous of excuses, the one that really tears at my heart and brings me more frustration as a fitness...

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