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  • Athlete Spotlight: Navy Quarterback Zach Abey

    Zach Abey is no stranger to athletic spotlight, but he was thrust into a very bright one in an unexpected way this winter. Abey, who grew up in Pasadena and went to Riviera Beach Elementary School and Chesapeake Middle School before attending Archbishop High School, currently plays football for the...
  • “An Investment In The Hopes Of Our Children”

    “A budget isn’t a document,” Dr. George Arlotto, superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), told the board of education on the morning of Wednesday, December 21, when he delivered his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. ““It is an investment in the...
  • The 2017 General Assembly Has Big Ramifications

    Pre-empted by two last-minute lawmaker resignations and bitter press battles waged from both Democrats and Republicans, the 437th session of the General Assembly looked to be a circus in the making. But despite the potential divisiveness, the session, which convened on January 11, will affect every...
  • Sober Living Home May Come To Boulevard Park

    Boulevard Park Improvement Association President Amanda Jerosimich was eating dinner at the Double T Diner in November when she got a private message about a sober living home taking over a neighbor’s property. Casey Welch lives in Boulevard Park near her parents, cousins and sister, who told...
  • Rivera Beach VFC Honors Responders, Installs Officers

    The Rivera Beach Volunteer Fire Company held its annual awards banquet on Saturday, January 14, at the station on Fort Smallwood Road. After a welcome reception and dinner, service recognition awards were presented and the 2017 fire line and board officers were installed.
    The EMS Provider of the...
  • Coming Soon: Pasadena’s Best Love Story

    We Want To Share Yours With Our Readers
    Hollywood has done a pretty good job of shaking up the whole “girl meets boy, girl hates boy, boy does something to woo girl” formula more times than we can count, but we at the Pasadena Voice are pretty sure that our readers can do better than...
  • After Acquiring Illness, John Hamilton Finds Meaning At CBMS

    They call him volunteer. They call him “the copy king.” They call him resilient.
    Those are all terms John Hamilton is likely to hear at Chesapeake Bay Middle School, where he volunteers. But before he joined the PTA at CBMS, where he has a daughter in sixth grade and a son in seventh...
  • Editor’s Voice

    Happy New Year!
    Can I still say that? I know that it’s been a couple of weeks since New Year’s Day, but I hope that you’re all still in the New Year’s spirit. For some reason, it’s not a spirit that lasts as long as the Christmas spirit, which some people seemed to...
  • County Council Votes Down Rural Conservation Line

    When County Executive Steve Schuh announced plans for a Rural Conservation Line in November, his proposal ignited fierce debates about regulating development and maintaining private property rights.
    Schuh’s intent was preservation: to make it more difficult for designated rural areas to be...
  • ClearShark H2O To Fundraise For Environmental Mission With Brunch On February 26

    You could say that ClearShark H2O made a splash onto the nonprofit scene in 2016. The Pasadena-based charitable foundation — founded by local residents Nichole and Martin Bentz to preserve Maryland’s waterways — achieved status as an official 501(c)(3) and added new programs to...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast Honors Deserving Community Activists

    On Monday, January 16, Anne Arundel Community College hosted the 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. The breakfast honored six Anne Arundel County residents for their support of the mission of Dr. King, including two honorees with ties to the Pasadena community.
    The awardees...
  • Pasadena Sportfishing Group Prepares For 25th Annual Flea Market

    With a 25-year lifespan in Anne Arundel County, Pasadena Sportfishing Group’s annual flea market has become a celebrated event, which will return this year on February 18-19 at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall (161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park).

    Guests can look for more than 150 tables packed...

  • Winter And Snow Are Not Your Chimney’s Friend

    Let’s face it: Our winters lately have had no shortage of freezing and thawing cycles, snow-covered rooftops and resulting damage to chimneys. In spite of Mother Nature’s annual winter barrage, many people continue to overlook the need for chimney system maintenance. When the first snow...
  • Crabby Crawlers Holds Successful Pub Crawl Fundraiser

    The Pasadena Crabby Crawlers sponsored their sixth annual pub crawl on Saturday, December 10, to raise money for A Child’s Christmas, an annual gift drive organized by the Pasadena Business Association. Thanks to generous donations from Pasadena and Glen Burnie pubs and restaurants, and...
  • ROSC Kicks Off New Year With Presentation From DEA Agent

    “Large-scale dealers live in Bowie, in Crofton, in Pasadena. They don’t live in Baltimore City.”
    Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Todd Edwards had some enlightening information to share with Recovery Anne Arundel ROSC (Recovery Oriented Systems of Care) during the...
  • Fort Smallwood Students Help Bus Driver Battle Cancer

    Laura Martin was working one of her three part-time jobs, this one as a bus driver, when lumps of hair started falling out. After getting a double mastectomy and beating breast cancer, she was now diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was worried about getting teased by kids. She opted not to tell them...
  • Eagle Scout Addresses Decades-Long Storage Issue At St. Jane Frances

    Newly minted Eagle Scout Tyler Bell chose to tackle a problem he first noticed when he was just a sixth-grade student at St. Jane Frances School in Pasadena.
    “St. Jane Frances is a great school, but it doesn’t have any storage or even lockers for teachers or students,” explained...
  • CHS Senior Earns Leaders & Achievers Scholarship

    Chesapeake High School senior Olivia Bailey has found the secret to happiness: giving. She has woven community service throughout her daily life, making her a positive example of what young people can accomplish. Recently, the tables turned on Bailey, making her the recipient of a generous gift....
  • Baltimore Ravens Visit Chesapeake To Support Student With MS

    Chesapeake High School senior Kara Blanchard recently received an incredible surprise just weeks after receiving some distressing news.
    In December, Blanchard was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative nerve disease. Blanchard’s family and friends sprang to support her, and in...
  • Chesapeake Freshman Wins Anti-Bullying Art Contest

    Carly Goldman, a freshman at Chesapeake High, is fighting against bullying one artwork at a time.
    Goldman was recently recognized by the Anne Arundel County Board of Education after being selected as one of two winners of the Anti-Bullying Through the Arts contest. The competition is sponsored by...
  • Community Christian Preschool Hosts “Hugs Not Harm”

    Community Christian Preschool recently hosted a program designed to help children identify and respect first responders. At a December assembly, the preschoolers filed into the church sanctuary for a “Hugs Not Harm” assembly where Chelsea Mitchell, Mrs. Maryland 2016, greeted them....
  • Alumni Eagles Return Home To Guide And Inspire Former Classmates

    Since the 1980s, Northeast High School has shown current students what their overall 12 years of schooling — and especially their time at Northeast — can do for them.
    Through the Return of the Eagle program, recent graduates are invited to visit Northeast to share with current students...
  • Question Of The Month: Fort Smallwood Elementary

    Each month, the Pasadena Voice poses a question to a local fifth-grade class. This month, Ms. Zorn’s class at Fort Smallwood Elementary School answered the question:
    “What's one change you'd like to see in the world?”
    I would like the world to find a cure for...
  • USSA Empowers Budding Voices With Donation

    Tiffany Erler (left), speech-language pathologist and owner of Budding Voices, recently received a donation from the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSA), which was presented by Bill Dowell, vice president of Fastpitch Softball in Pasadena. The funds will help families who have a child...
  • The State Budget

    At the end of the Maryland General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session, I wrote an article that highlighted some of the good, bad and ugly legislation that was passed and how it affects Anne Arundel County. Governor Larry Hogan has shown that he and his administration are dedicated to...


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