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    Weekend Events April 20-22

    By Voice Media
    Another work week has come to an end. This weekend is Earth Day, and there are tons of different ways to mark the occasion! If you don’t already have something planned, check out one of the various activities around town celebrating our planet. If you’re looking for live music, there is...

    Come One, Come All: Lake Shore VFC Carnival Returns This April

    By Zach Sparks
    The Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival is a local tradition, but it wasn’t always on solid footing.
    After manning the money wheel at the Chelsea Beach carnival for many years, Lake Shore VFC volunteers decided to organize their own spectacle. The inaugural carnival was...
    • Storm Riley, which hit Maryland on March 2 and lasted for several days, brought down many trees and left many Pasadena residents without electricity.Photo Provided
      Storm Riley, which hit Maryland on March 2 and lasted for several days, brought down many trees and left many Pasadena residents without electricity.

    Got The Power: How Does BGE Handle Outages Following Extreme Weather Events?

    By Dylan Roche
    Overachieving is not always good. In the case of a severe weather event — such as Storm Riley, the multi-day stretch of high winds that swept the northeast in early March — overachieving means nobody is really prepared for it, and even though Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) tries to...
    • At a facility in Elkridge, all recyclables are pushed onto a conveyor belt flanked by human pickers. “Their primary responsibility is to grab anything within the stream that is not recycling,” Rich Bowen said.Photo courtesy of Waste Management Recycle America
      At a facility in Elkridge, all recyclables are pushed onto a conveyor belt flanked by human pickers. “Their primary responsibility is to grab anything within the stream that is not recycling,” Rich Bowen said.

    One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Treasure

    By Zach Sparks
    Talking With The County’s Recycling Program Manager

    When you leave your recycling outside for curb pickup, do you know where it ends up? Depending on the materials, they could be in another state or another country, or if they are not properly recycled, they could be incinerated.
    Rich...

  • And The Winners For The 2018 Best Of Pasadena Are…

    By Voice Media
    It took our staff several days to tally all the votes and come up with the list of winners for this year’s Best of Pasadena survey.

    To be eligible, each business must have a commercial address within the circulation area of the Voice, and a nominee had to receive at least five votes to qualify. We had only a few categories that didn’t receive enough votes, and we are listing both the winner and the runner-up in each qualifying category.

    So without further ado...the envelope, please!

     

    Food/Dining

    Best Restaurant Overall: 1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House 2. Texas Roadhouse

    Best Wait Staff: 1. Two Rivers Steak & Fish House 2. Stoney Creek Inn

    Best Breakfast: 1....
    • Pasadena native Pete Ostergren, No. 3 on the Baltimore Kings, has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He also works as a sports performance trainer at Active Body and Health.Photo Provided
      Pasadena native Pete Ostergren, No. 3 on the Baltimore Kings, has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He also works as a sports performance trainer at Active Body and Health.
    • Pasadena native Pete Ostergren, No. 3 on the Baltimore Kings, has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He also works as a sports performance trainer at Active Body and Health.Photo Provided
      Pasadena native Pete Ostergren, No. 3 on the Baltimore Kings, has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He also works as a sports performance trainer at Active Body and Health.

    Pasadena Soccer Player Serves As Trailblazer In New Conference

    By Maya Pottiger
    Pete Ostergren has played sports since he was 4 years old, but it wasn’t always his main focus.
     

    It wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school that he dropped lacrosse to focus solely on soccer. Some of his friends started getting recruited by colleges, and that’s...

    • Barbara Arnold, William Arnold, Michael Ambrose and Carol Shores were named the Voice’s Volunteers of the Month for April.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Barbara Arnold, William Arnold, Michael Ambrose and Carol Shores were named the Voice’s Volunteers of the Month for April.
    • Michael Ambrose read to second-grader Hartlee Farmer.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Michael Ambrose read to second-grader Hartlee Farmer.
    • William Arnold enjoys reading to students like second-grader Jason Hartman.Photo by Zach Sparks
      William Arnold enjoys reading to students like second-grader Jason Hartman.

    The Pop Patrol Aids Sunset Elementary With Safety And Education

    By Zach Sparks
    Most mornings, Sunset Elementary volunteers greet students outside the main entrance on their way into the school, but a few weeks ago, one volunteer entered the building, harassing the staff.
    “He did a good job,” Principal Toni Carr said of the man’s performance.
    William Arnold...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s always an exciting moment every spring when we release the April issue that includes the list of winners in our annual Best of Pasadena contest. We feel happy for the businesses that are being honored, and truth be told, it’s pretty neat to see readers get excited for their...
    • Pasadena resident Mike Ragolio (left) received a plague commemorating his honor as Sir Knight of the Year from Thomas Greul, master knight of the KofC Calvert Province.Photo Provided
      Pasadena resident Mike Ragolio (left) received a plague commemorating his honor as Sir Knight of the Year from Thomas Greul, master knight of the KofC Calvert Province.

    Mike Ragolio Named Sir Knight Of The Year

    By Sharon Mager
    The Knights of Columbus don’t bear swords and shields, but they do serve as a shining example of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. One such volunteer, Pasadena resident Mike Ragolio, was honored as “sir knight” at the Maryland District, Calvert Providence Knights of...
    • “I think that one of the strengths of the library is it’s one of the safe spaces in our communities to really foster some of these conversations,” said Rebecca Hass, the programming and outreach manager for the AACPL systems.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      “I think that one of the strengths of the library is it’s one of the safe spaces in our communities to really foster some of these conversations,” said Rebecca Hass, the programming and outreach manager for the AACPL systems.
    • At the April 12 Coffee with an Ambassador event, the room was full of community members and officials to discuss race, diversity and equality in Pasadena.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      At the April 12 Coffee with an Ambassador event, the room was full of community members and officials to discuss race, diversity and equality in Pasadena.

    Library Branches Are Leading Dialogue About Diversity

    By Maya Pottiger
    A library has more to offer than just books — and we’re not talking about the movie selection. The Anne Arundel County Public Library system branches offer a range of programs to community members.
    “I think that one of the strengths of the library is it’s one of the safe...
  • Ship To Be Commissioned At Naval Academy This Fall

    By Maya Pottiger
    Despite its proximity to the Naval Academy, it’s not every day that a ship is commissioned in Annapolis.
     

    This fall, the USS Sioux City will be commissioned in Annapolis following a week of events.
     

    The water surrounding Annapolis is generally too shallow for ships,...

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    Pasadena Community Shows Support For #ChesapakeUnited Movement

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    Following incidents of divisiveness at Chesapeake High School, a group of parents came together to form the first Rally For Chesapeake, in which community members sought to show unity by putting out balloons and signs with positive, motivational messages. Using the hashtags #ChesapeakeUnited and #...

    The Dena Initiative Seeks Volunteers To Make The World A Better Place

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    Originating in Pasadena, the Dena Initiative is a movement led by volunteers who intend to spread love, combat the opioid epidemic and erase the stigma associated with mental illness. Members are working to form roundtables and raise money for future fundraisers. Here’s how you can help....
  • Community Briefs

    By Voice Media
    Marley Glen Invites The Community To A Craft Fair
    Marley Glen Special Education Center will hold its inaugural spring craft fair on Saturday, April 21, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The school, located at 200 Scott Avenue in Glen Burnie, has a large population of students from Pasadena.
    The event will...
  • Shore Homes And Coveted Waterfront

    By Judy Tacyn
    High Point Hits All The High Notes

    Tucked behind High Point Elementary School and a neighborhood park is the friendly and tight-knit community of High Point. The 604 homes in the High Point community occupy a tiny peninsula northeast of Joy Harbor along Stoney Creek.
    Once a dairy and produce...

  • What's Next in Public Water Access in 2018?

    By Lisa Arrasmith
    Spring is the time for planning next year's county budget, with both opportunity for increased public water access and threats to existing public access. In Anne Arundel County, the current focal point for both opportunity and threat is Beverly Triton Beach Park, one of the county's secret...
    • At the request of the Magothy River Association, the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks installed a park bench honoring longtime volunteer Charlie Nolte, who passed away in 2015.Photo Provided
      At the request of the Magothy River Association, the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks installed a park bench honoring longtime volunteer Charlie Nolte, who passed away in 2015.

    Bench Overlooking The Magothy River Honors Charlie NolteExclusive

    By Sharon Mager
    As a tribute to a respected, beloved volunteer who treasured the Magothy waterways, the Department of Recreation and Parks recently installed a bench at Beachwood Park in honor of Charlie Nolte. The Severna Park resident and Magothy River Association volunteer passed away at the age of 79 in...

    Bello Machre Welcomes New Board Member Susan CarmonExclusive

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    Bello Machre has elected its newest board member, Susan Carmon, a Pasadena resident and former employee of the National Education Association.
    “I’m thrilled to welcome Susan to the Bello Machre board of directors,” said Shari Devlin, Bello Machre board chairperson. “Her...

    Weekend Events April 13-15

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Pasadena! The forecast looks warm and sunny this weekend, so get outside and enjoy the weather! Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside this weekend, whether you’re running a 5K or attending one of the youth league opening parades. Whatever it is you do,...

    Weekend Events April 6-8

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Pasadena! Here's our weekly roundup of events happening in and around town this weekend: 

    Friday, April 6
     
    Friday Night Paint Night at Artsy Partsy. 4:00-8:00pm.
    More info here.
     
    Masters Par 3 Challenge at Compass Pointe Golf Courses. 5:00-9:00pm.
    More...

  • “Home Improvement” Actor To Appear At Mid-Maryland Home & Garden Expo

    By Dylan Roche
    Although it’s been nearly 20 years since “Home Improvement” went off the air, many fans of the sitcom still recognize Richard Karn from his role as Al Borland, the assistant and sidekick on Tim “the Toolman” Taylor’s show-within-the-show, “Tool Time....

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