November 18, 2017
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    Get Out Of The Kitchen: Catering Options Are Available For Parties Big And Small

    By Dylan Roche
    If working away over a hot stovetop just makes you all sweaty and stressed out by the time your guests arrive, then don’t! Why cook for your crowd when you can have caterers take care of the hassle for you.
    You might have reservations about getting a caterer because you think your party isn...
    • More than 50 colorful, creative floats and walking units made up this year’s Caring & Sharing Community Harvest Parade. Participating groups included businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs and other local groups.
      More than 50 colorful, creative floats and walking units made up this year’s Caring & Sharing Community Harvest Parade. Participating groups included businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs and other local groups.
    • More than 50 colorful, creative floats and walking units made up this year’s Caring & Sharing Community Harvest Parade. Participating groups included businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs and other local groups.
      More than 50 colorful, creative floats and walking units made up this year’s Caring & Sharing Community Harvest Parade. Participating groups included businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs and other local groups.
    • Despite gray skies, loyal spectators sat outside to take part in the tradition of watching the parade and donating nonperishable food to its charitable cause.
      Despite gray skies, loyal spectators sat outside to take part in the tradition of watching the parade and donating nonperishable food to its charitable cause.
    • Despite gray skies, loyal spectators sat outside to take part in the tradition of watching the parade and donating nonperishable food to its charitable cause.
      Despite gray skies, loyal spectators sat outside to take part in the tradition of watching the parade and donating nonperishable food to its charitable cause.
    • More than 50 colorful, creative floats and walking units made up this year’s Caring & Sharing Community Harvest Parade. Participating groups included businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs and other local groups.
      More than 50 colorful, creative floats and walking units made up this year’s Caring & Sharing Community Harvest Parade. Participating groups included businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs and other local groups.
    • More than 50 colorful, creative floats and walking units made up this year’s Caring & Sharing Community Harvest Parade. Participating groups included businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs and other local groups.
      More than 50 colorful, creative floats and walking units made up this year’s Caring & Sharing Community Harvest Parade. Participating groups included businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs and other local groups.

    PBA Parade Shines Bright Despite Gray Skies

    By Dylan Roche
    For one colorful and fun-filled afternoon on Sunday, November 5, Pasadena received a visit from an eclectic and outlandish roster of people — troll dolls, 18th-century farmers, fairytale characters, superheroes, jungle animals, and even Santa and Mrs. Claus, all of whom had come together to...
    • At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
      At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
    • At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
      At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
    • At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
      At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
    • At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
      At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
    • At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.
      At recent listening sessions, attendees were surveyed on what they would prioritize in the General Development Plan regarding development, the environment, the economy and community health. The General Development Plan will guide the county’s use of land, capitalization of assets and conservation of critical resources for the next 20 years.

    Listening Sessions Solicit Citizen Input For General Development Plan

    By Dylan Roche
    How Do Anne Arundel’s Residents Envision The County 20 Years From Now?
    When people think about planning for the future, they might think about career goals, health goals or family goals. They might consider how they could retire earlier, quit smoking or have another baby.
    But what about...
    • Susan Zoller and Portia Bates from MGT of America recently engaged library patrons at Mountain Road about how AACPL can better serve their needs.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Susan Zoller and Portia Bates from MGT of America recently engaged library patrons at Mountain Road about how AACPL can better serve their needs.

    Mountain Road Library Patrons Offer Input For Future Of AACPL

    By Dylan Roche
    The last time Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) formed a master plan for its future — back in 2011 — it proved to be harder than anyone expected to make that vision a reality.
    “That was a very grand plan, for lack of a better word,” said Christine Feldmann, AACPL...
    • This year’s Young Heroes Essay Contest winners were invited to Northeast High School on October 25 to receive a citation and meet Senator Bryan Simonaire and Delegates Nic Kipke and Meagan Simonaire.Photo by Stephanie Mennell Photography
      This year’s Young Heroes Essay Contest winners were invited to Northeast High School on October 25 to receive a citation and meet Senator Bryan Simonaire and Delegates Nic Kipke and Meagan Simonaire.
    • Ashley Anne Hackmann of Fort Smallwood Elementary School received a standing ovation at the Young Heroes Essay Contest ceremony. She is battling cancer, yet she devoted her essay to Emily Solley, who volunteers at a homeless shelter.Photo by Stephanie Mennell Photography
      Ashley Anne Hackmann of Fort Smallwood Elementary School received a standing ovation at the Young Heroes Essay Contest ceremony. She is battling cancer, yet she devoted her essay to Emily Solley, who volunteers at a homeless shelter.
    • Karina Cool looks up to her cousin Jessica Knoedler because Jessica helped build a playground for handicapped children and stood against bullying.Photo by Stephanie Mennell Photography
      Karina Cool looks up to her cousin Jessica Knoedler because Jessica helped build a playground for handicapped children and stood against bullying.
    • “After writing about my sister raising money for St. Jude Hospital, it inspired me to help others,” said Aidan Whay of St. Jane Frances School.Photo by Stephanie Mennell Photography
      “After writing about my sister raising money for St. Jude Hospital, it inspired me to help others,” said Aidan Whay of St. Jane Frances School.

    Young Heroes Contest Inspires Youth To Think Positive

    By Zach Sparks
    Local Kids Recognized For Their Essays On Role Models
    A woman prying a passenger from a burning car, a man dropping his kid’s Happy Meal to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a choking customer — these headlines are ubiquitous, but are tales of heroism always so profound? What about the...
    • At a PBA ribbon cutting to celebrate new ownership of Costello’s Ace Hardware in Lakeshore Plaza, the Costello family had the chance to meet the community their business serves. Lois Galford, an Ace employee since the Pasadena location first opened, did the honors of cutting the ribbon, just as she did in 1983.Photo by Brian Lancione
      At a PBA ribbon cutting to celebrate new ownership of Costello’s Ace Hardware in Lakeshore Plaza, the Costello family had the chance to meet the community their business serves. Lois Galford, an Ace employee since the Pasadena location first opened, did the honors of cutting the ribbon, just as she did in 1983.

    Costello Family To Carry On Peterson’s Three-Decade Legacy Of Ace Hardware’s Community Service

    By Dylan Roche
    When people need to make changes to their home, either for practical or aesthetic reasons, they need to equip themselves with the right tools. When they want to beautify their yard or neighborhood common area, they want expert gardening advice. And when the forecast calls for a blizzard, they might...
    • Himmel’s Farm & Garden manager Dotti Snyder spent 16 years working with Boy Scouts who maintained the Route 100 flag site, which will host the Pasadena Business Association’s Veterans Day ceremony on November 11.
      Himmel’s Farm & Garden manager Dotti Snyder spent 16 years working with Boy Scouts who maintained the Route 100 flag site, which will host the Pasadena Business Association’s Veterans Day ceremony on November 11.

    Dotti Snyder Tends To Mountain Road Flag Site

    By Zach Sparks
    During her youth, Dotti Snyder was always playing in the dirt and building forts, so when her sons joined Cub Scouts in 2000, she saw not only a great parenting opportunity but also the chance to share her affinity for the outdoors.
    She started in 2002 as cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 773. In 2005,...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    Do you ever feel as if Thanksgiving gets forgotten about between Halloween and Christmas? Maybe it’s because it’s not as easily commercialized, but for whatever reason, some people seem to just skip right over it. On November 1, it’s time to put away all the jack-o’-lanterns...
  • PBA To Light Up Town Christmas Tree On December 5

    By Voice Media
    It’s so close you can almost smell the hot chocolate and hear the jingle of sleigh bells — that’s right, the annual Pasadena Christmas tree lighting ceremony is less than a month away! This year, the growing community event will be held on Tuesday, December 5, in Lakeshore Plaza...
    • (L-R) Riviera Beach residents include Jessica Stein and her daughter as well as Susan Hancock, Hellen Cullum and Roland Kroneberg.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      (L-R) Riviera Beach residents include Jessica Stein and her daughter as well as Susan Hancock, Hellen Cullum and Roland Kroneberg.

    Unique Activities And Camaraderie Set Riviera Beach Apart

    By Judy Tacyn
    Located at the northernmost tip of Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena is a quaint peninsula surrounded by Stoney Creek to the north, Rock Creek to the south and the Patapsco River to the east. This community of 13,400 people, known as Riviera Beach, is just 2.6 square miles. There are approximately 2,...




    C3 Fall Festival Draws Hundreds Of People

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    Halloween came early for several Pasadena families when they visited Chesapeake Christian Center’s fall festival on October 27. Not only did attendees receive enough treats to satisfy any sweet tooth, but they also took advantage of the other offerings: hayrides, a petting zoo, a chili cook-...
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    • Pasadena Sportfishing Group meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Earleigh Heights VFC.
      Pasadena Sportfishing Group meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Earleigh Heights VFC.

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    Pasadena Sportfishing Group Meeting On November 13
    Robert Christy, producer of Fish Nut Super Flash Mylar Lures, will be the guest speaker at Pasadena Sportfishing Group’s (PSG) monthly meeting on November 13. PSG meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Earleigh Heights...
    • Lights on the Bay is a winter tradition for many families in Anne Arundel County.
      Lights on the Bay is a winter tradition for many families in Anne Arundel County.

    SPCA Takes The Leash For Annual Lights On The BayExclusive

    By Diane Lewis
    The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is sponsoring this year’s Lights on the Bay for the first time, continuing the 22-year holiday tradition long supported by Anne Arundel Medical Center.
    “The medical center reached out to us to do this event, and the transition process has been very...
  • Memories Of Military Service: Three Veterans Reflect On Their ServiceExclusive

    By Dylan Roche
    Not all heroes wear capes. It’s a truth that many in the community remember every Veterans Day, observed throughout the country on November 11. In honor of the holiday, we asked three local veterans about memories they have from their time in the military, and they shared with us about the...
  • Houses Of Worship Open Their Doors For Winter ReliefExclusive

    By Sharon Mager
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    • The annual Stride For Span Turkey Trot draws participants of all ages for a family-friendly race to raise money for local residents going through temporary hardship.
      The annual Stride For Span Turkey Trot draws participants of all ages for a family-friendly race to raise money for local residents going through temporary hardship.

    Stride For Span Aims To Make Thanksgiving A Happy Holiday For AllExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Why did the turkey cross the park? We’re not sure, but we hope we just might find out at the highly anticipated Stride For Span Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 12, at Kinder Farm Park. The family-friendly 5K run/1-mile walk won’t have any actual turkeys participating, but it will bring...

    Live! Hotel Gets Topped Off

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    On October 17, the Cordish Companies held a “topping off” ceremony to observe the final steel beam as it was hoisted onto the tallest building in Anne Arundel County — the Live! Hotel, now being built in Hanover and slated to open in 2018. The hotel is 17 stories high and will...
    • On an October afternoon, Nicole Zeits stood on the shoulder of Duvall Highway near John’s Liquor & General Store and pressed a finger against the passenger door of a vehicle to demonstrate the distance between walkers and the road.
      On an October afternoon, Nicole Zeits stood on the shoulder of Duvall Highway near John’s Liquor & General Store and pressed a finger against the passenger door of a vehicle to demonstrate the distance between walkers and the road.
    • Duvall Highway has a shoulder to one side but no barrier on the other side, making for a dangerous commute for some students from Northeast High School, George Fox Middle and High Point Elementary.
      Duvall Highway has a shoulder to one side but no barrier on the other side, making for a dangerous commute for some students from Northeast High School, George Fox Middle and High Point Elementary.
    • Duvall Highway has a shoulder to one side but no barrier on the other side, making for a dangerous commute for some students from Northeast High School, George Fox Middle and High Point Elementary.
      Duvall Highway has a shoulder to one side but no barrier on the other side, making for a dangerous commute for some students from Northeast High School, George Fox Middle and High Point Elementary.

    Student Safety A Concern Along Duvall Highway

    By Zach Sparks
    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...
    • With more and more bullying situations stemming from cellphone misuse, local educators are trying to start a community-wide conversation to make students of all ages more responsible in what they send via text message or post on social media.Photo by Dylan Roche
      With more and more bullying situations stemming from cellphone misuse, local educators are trying to start a community-wide conversation to make students of all ages more responsible in what they send via text message or post on social media.

    Trouble At The Push Of A Button

    By Dylan Roche and Zach Sparks
    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

    By Zach Sparks
    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!

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    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...

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