December 12, 2017
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  • Mountain Road Library Features Student’s Fairy-Tale Artwork

    Amelia Gish grew up reading and watching fairy tales, bonding at an early age with characters from “Aladdin,” “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid.”
    Now a senior at Old Mill High School, the aspiring artist is bringing her childhood favorites back to life. A...
  • CHS Classmates Launch Videography Pursuit

    Two classmates at Chesapeake High School are turning their passion for the outdoors and photography into a fledging business.
    Pasadena resident Justin Dennis and his friend, Severna Park resident Andrew Colangelo, both juniors at Chesapeake High School, are aspiring videographers who have produced...
  • She Nailed It: Art Teacher Creates 3-D Map Of The Bodkin Peninsula

    Using 657 nails and approximately one mile of fishing line, Bodkin Elementary School art teacher Jacki Cockcroft created a unique work of art: a 3-D nautical map of the Bodkin peninsula.
    Hung from a wall in the school’s media center, the work shines thanks to a gray background and the royal-...
  • Fall Issues In Our Community

    Even though the weather has not felt as it normally does this time of year, the fall season is here, and winter will not be far behind. Come fall and winter, my office is flooded with calls and emails about road conditions, including potholes, storm-drain cleaning and traffic control issues,...
  • Cybersecurity Threat Impacts Everyone

    Recently, I was asked to serve on the Maryland Cybersecurity Council. Given the real-world threat to our state, my background and multiple degrees in computer engineering, I was thrilled to be appointed to this council by the Senate leadership.
    Unless your head was buried in some hole for the last...
  • What TV Shows To Watch This Fall

    New Programs Introduce Viewers To Eccentric Characters And Convoluted Plots
    With 19 new shows on network TV and a slew of programs hitting streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, there’s just not enough time to watch every zing, action sequence and cliffhanger. Check out our take on fall...
  • Not Seeking Re-Election

    I recently announced that I will not seek re-election, despite earlier plans to do so. Over the last several months, increasing responsibilities and opportunities for growth at my full-time job made it clear that I would have to make a choice between continuing in the legislature or progressing in...
  • A Recap Of National Recovery Month

    As we celebrate the close of National Recovery Month, we need remind citizens of the breadth of the challenge we face when it comes to heroin and opioid addiction in Anne Arundel as well as our response.
    Three years ago, our county was experiencing one fatality a week and one overdose a day. As a...
  • Keeping Our K-9s Safe

    Recently, I was glad to announce the latest technology being added to the Sheriff's Office to ensure the safety of K-9 Chase. Chase is a talented 7-year-old German Shepherd who’s trained in explosive and firearm detection. His handler is veteran Deputy Sheriff Michelle Goodman, who has...
  • OB-GYNs Encourage Pregnant Patients To See Their Dentists

    A woman’s health care needs change throughout her life. Different concerns exist during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause and post-menopause.
    In July, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a statement advising patients to see a dentist during pregnancy. The...
  • Olive And Sesame Specializes In Authentic Asian Cuisine

    You may not be able to get sushi straight from Japan or chow mein from Beijing, but Olive and Sesame is probably the closest you can come without hopping on an airplane. The Asian restaurant, tucked away in the back of the Lakeshore Plaza near Ledo Pizza and ZIPS Dry Cleaners, offers a wide variety...
  • Five Reasons That Exotic Pets Need Trips To The Vet

    “I’ve had my bird for 25 years and she’s never been sick - why should I take her to the vet when she looks perfectly healthy?” The answer is that all pets, regardless of species, should be seen for regular medical care, just like people. The goal in treating all species is...
  • Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a reminder for women to talk with their doctors and become better educated about cancer screenings. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Anne Arundel County. Detecting cancer early through screening offers the best chance of breast...
  • UM BWMC Names Sonia Hamlin Director Of Marketing And Communications

    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has named Sonia Hamlin the new director of marketing and communications. Hamlin comes to UM BWMC from the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, where she served as marketing and communications director. Her...
  • UM BWMC To Host Lecture On Memory Loss

    On Wednesday, November 15, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center geriatrician Anuj Bhatnagar will provide a free seminar titled “Remember When: Knowing the Signs of Dementia and More” at 6:30pm at UM BWMC’s Leo & Lysbeth Courtney Conference Center, located...
  • PBA Update

    PBA’s 14th annual golf tournament was held at Compass Pointe Golf Course again this year. Thanks to everyone who participated. The proceeds from this tournament go into the community assistance fund, which helps us organize the fifth-grade straight-A lunch; school supply drive; scholarships;...
  • Families Find Fountain Of Youth At Welcome To Neverland School Of Imagination

    For three years, Welcome to Neverland owner Katie Detrich scrawled activity ideas in a notepad, hoping to one day open a brick-and-mortar location for her renowned party-themed business. In August 2017, the multitalented artist, storyteller and musician finally found her ideal space at 39 Maryland...
  • How Will I Pay For Future Long-Term Care Costs?

    One of the greatest concerns for the elderly or families with elderly parents is how to pay for long-term care. Two-thirds of seniors will need care at some point in their lives, and many have not planned for this likelihood. It is an emotional and sometimes unpleasant topic to broach, but it is a...
  • What Happened With Equifax?

    On Thursday, September 8, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident that could potentially impact approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals gained access to files that contained names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth, as well as other information. Unfortunately, we are...
  • Student Safety A Concern Along Duvall Highway

    In middle school, most kids fear being home alone, poltergeists or performing poorly on tests, but eighth-grader Virginia “Ginny” Marzoratti has a different worry: walking on Duvall Highway.
    The Pasadena road has a shoulder to one side but is absent a barrier on the other side. Ginny...
  • Costello’s Ace To Hold Three-Day Grand Opening

    The community is invited to the grand opening of Costello’s Ace Hardware & Hearth in Lakeshore Plaza. The three-day event — from Friday, October 27, through Sunday, October 29 — will encompass activities for every member of the family. All three days will have a grilling...
  • Trouble At The Push Of A Button

    Educators Unite To Spread Awareness Of Irresponsible Online Activity
    When children or teenagers of past generations caused trouble, they had to do it face to face with one another, but with the youth of today connected to their peers 24-7 by the digital world, all the problems that a parent has to...
  • Citizens Make Some Noise Over BWI Flight Patterns

    Roundtable Of Leaders Persuades Hogan To Challenge FAA
    Tom Bowen remembers when he first started waking late in the night, in 2016, not from a nightmare or a chill but from an irritating noise: planes soaring overhead.
    “The traffic over my house has increased tenfold,” said Bowen, a...
  • Can You Squash The Competition? Send Us Your Winning Pumpkin Designs!

    Is there any autumnal ornamentation more iconic than a brilliantly designed pumpkin? Whether you choose to carve, paint or use a completely different method, if you have an artistic eye for pumpkin design, we want to see what you can create. That’s why we’re sharing photos of Pasadena...
  • MDE To Install Air Monitor At Riviera Beach Elementary By End Of November

    When the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) met with the Greater Pasadena Council in October 2016, the citizens in attendance had a clear message — they wanted definite answers about the quality of the air they were breathing in their communities downwind of the Herbert A. Wagner...


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