March 30, 2017
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    Hancock’s Resolution Season Opening On April 2

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Situated on 26 acres along Bodkin Creek in Pasadena since 1785, Historic Hancock’s Resolution takes local residents and tourists alike back in time to experience what life was like on a farm in the early days of Anne Arundel County, and on Sunday, April 2, the 2017 tourist season — the...

    Anne Arundel County Remains Hopeful In Fight Against Heroin

    By Dylan Roche
    Numbers and statistics can be revealing in many situations, but they don’t always tell the whole story. In the case of Anne Arundel County — where County Executive Steve Schuh recently declared March to be Opioid and Heroin Prevention Awareness Month — the number of reported...
  • Don’t Forget To Cast Your Vote For The Best Of Pasadena

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    There’s Still Time, And Your Vote Is Needed!
    Last call, Pasadena — don’t forget to send us your votes for the 2017 Best Of Pasadena contest. We want to know which businesses and organizations you consider the best of your community. The ballot ran in the February 23 edition of...
    • The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”
      The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”
    • The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”
      The Magothy River’s health declined last year from a 33 percent D to a 28 percent D, but MRA President Paul Spadaro still claimed the river is “sick, but not dead.”

    State Of The Magothy Reveals Waterway’s Dire Condition

    By Brad Dress
    Despite Low Ranking, MRA Emphasizes The River Is Not Beyond Saving
    By Brad Dress
    During the annual State of the Magothy address at Anne Arundel Community College on February 24, Magothy River Association (MRA) President Paul Spadaro said the river’s health declined last year from a 33...

    Anne Arundel Economy Is Gradually Improving

    By Zach Sparks
    Business, Tax And Budget Officials Talk About The Road Ahead
    When Governor Larry Hogan gave his State of the State address at the Maryland State House on February 1, he painted a rosy picture of Maryland’s economy. He declared that Maryland has risen to the top 10 states in overall economic...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    As I write this, I’ve been reflecting on some of the positive feedback our team here at the Voice has received from readers lately. I’ve always known that our paper is well read and has an indisputable impact on our community, but every now and then — especially when deadlines get tight and stories aren’t coming easily — it’s important for us to remember why we do what we do.

    Sometimes, it’s as simple as a thank-you note from someone whose kid was featured in last month’s edition, or hearing, “I love reading the Voice,” from someone I meet in the grocery store.

    But other times, it comes in unexpected ways. It comes from our...
    • PBA member Jerry Nicklow received his Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Assistant Editor Zach Sparks.
      PBA member Jerry Nicklow received his Volunteer of the Month award from Voice Assistant Editor Zach Sparks.

    Jerry Nicklow Guides PBA To Another Successful Scholarship Fundraiser

    By Zach Sparks
    Pasadena Business Association President Jerry Nicklow said that when he agreed to serve under his current role in early 2017, public speaking was his greatest liability, but he overcame it for the good of the organization. When the PBA approached Nicklow about chairing the annual scholarship...

    Memorial Brick Will Honor John Spiker’s Legacy

    By Judy Tacyn
    Nearly six months after John Spiker’s death, family and friends will gather at the Riviera Beach Memorial on Sunday, March 26, at noon to place a brick in his memory. Spiker dedicated more than a half-century to firefighting — including the Riviera Beach and Lake Shore volunteer fire...
  • From Egg Hunting To Visits With Peter Cottontail, Enjoy These Easter Activities

    By Gracie Fairfax
    Easter is just around the corner and it’s time to celebrate. The Greater Pasadena area offers a wide selection of festivities for the whole family to enjoy.
    Galilee Lutheran Church
    The annual Easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15, at 10:00am. Families with children through...
    •  Bella Napoli co-owner Pasquale Carannante is one of many restaurateurs participating in the crab soup cook-off.
      Bella Napoli co-owner Pasquale Carannante is one of many restaurateurs participating in the crab soup cook-off.

    Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off Returns To Benefit Local Graduating Seniors

    By Dave Topp
    Designed to raise scholarship money for high school students heading to college, the Lake Shore-Severna Park Rotary’s eighth annual crab soup cook-off returns to Kurtz’s Beach on Sunday, April 2, at 1:00pm.
    The Pasadena-based rotary club has invited some of the best restaurants and...
  • Sober Living Home Not Coming To Boulevard Park, But Other Options Remain

    By Zach Sparks
    Since a meeting at Long Point Hall on January 17 informed Pasadena residents of a proposal to bring a sober living home to the Boulevard Park community, debate has spread throughout the peninsula, pitting people on two sides. One side – in alliance with the Fair Housing Act and Americans with...
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    PBA Puts On Totally Awesome ‘80s Fundraiser

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    Madonna, Axl Rose, Cyndi Lauper and Bruce Springsteen weren’t able to be there for the Pasadena Business Association’s annual scholarship fundraiser — held this year on Saturday, March 4, at Kurtz’s Beach — but the volunteers and attendees did a great job of...

    Pic N Paint Pottery Hosts Hero Day

    By Sharon Mager
    Kids painted ceramics and devoured snacks alongside their idols during Hero Day on March 12 at Pic N Paint Pottery. Costumed superheroes Spiderman, the Flash and Batman interacted with the children and so did real-life heroes: BWI firefighter Andy Peacock, who also serves as a master sergeant in...
  • Pasadena Senior Center To Hold Oyster Roast

    By Dylan Roche
    The Pasadena Seniors Inc. will hold an oyster roast fundraiser on Saturday, March 25, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm at Kurtz’s Beach. The cost is $40 per person, and tickets are now on sale at the Pasadena Senior Center. The event is open to the public, but guests must be 21 or older to attend....
  • Wes Adams To Talk Cyber Safety On March 29

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    With an ever-changing social landscape in which kids defer to Facebook and Twitter for their information and conversations, parenting now involves new responsibilities and challenges. Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams will visit Mountain Road Library at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March...
  • Free Tax Help at AACC

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    Hate doing your own taxes? You’re in luck – you might qualify for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Anne Arundel Community College.
    In the program, IRS-certified volunteers — faculty, alums and current students — provide free basic income tax return...
  • It’s Tax Time: Go Get Your Refund With Help From The Library

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    It's tax filing season and the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) is a great place to get help. Find the most popular tax forms, e-file your taxes or meet an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer who can assist you with your basic income tax return — all for free.
    AACPL started providing free...
  • What Is The Taxpayer Protection Act?

    By Dylan Roche
    Tax season is underway, and as many responsible, law-abiding citizens go about filing their returns, there are those who would take advantage of the system by committing tax fraud and identify theft. In an effort to fight the problem and safeguard the money that comes out of Marylanders’...
    • The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.Photos by Richard Marshall
      The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.
    • The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.Photos by Richard Marshall
      The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.
    • The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.Photos by Richard Marshall
      The round-the-clock Hockey for Heroes tournament featured 25 friendly games with kids and adult clubs, with all proceeds going to wounded-veteran charities.

    Hockey For Heroes Tournament Supports Wounded Veterans

    By Richard Marshall
    For the fourth consecutive year, the Navy Youth Hockey organization hosted its season-ending Hockey for Heroes event March 10 and 11 at the McMullen Ice Arena in Annapolis. The 24-hour ice hockey tournament to benefit wounded U.S. military veteran organizations has become both a mainstay and annual...
    • The Kiwanis Mardi Gras celebration will raise money to help the club continue its community-improvement efforts, including donations to SPAN, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.
      The Kiwanis Mardi Gras celebration will raise money to help the club continue its community-improvement efforts, including donations to SPAN, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.
    • The Kiwanis Mardi Gras celebration will raise money to help the club continue its community-improvement efforts, including donations to SPAN, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.
      The Kiwanis Mardi Gras celebration will raise money to help the club continue its community-improvement efforts, including donations to SPAN, Meals on Wheels and Special Olympics.

    Kiwanis Club Plans Mardi Gras Fundraiser To Further Its Community Efforts

    By Rob Odle
    “It's a fun, social gathering of charity-minded people of the community who enjoy raising money while having a good time,” said Rachel Jacobs, president of the Severna Park Kiwanis Club, describing the club’s biggest fundraiser – its Mardi Gras celebration, which will be...

    Five Nonprofits Awarded $21,000 Collectively From Lifeline 100 Proceeds

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    At the Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) annual meeting in late 2016, $21,000 of net proceeds from the 2016 Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 bicycle event were distributed to five county nonprofits: BikeAAA, Anne Arundel Crisis Response, Friends of Kinder Farm Park...

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