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    The Perseids Meteor Shower Promises Celestial Fun

    By Sharon Mager
    Ever wished upon on a falling star? There will be multiple chances this week. The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway and will peak late on the evening of August 12 and in the wee hours of the morning, before sunrise, on August 13. That’s the best time to see the shimmering debris...

    Weekend Events August 3-5

    By Maya Pottiger
    Happy Friday! There’s a lot going on around town this weekend. Whether you’re looking for music (indoor or outdoor), live theater or something active, we’ve got you covered. Have a fun and safe weekend, Pasadena!

     

    Friday, August 3

     

    Bucs Cheer Spirit Week at...

    Weekend Events July 27-29

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Pasadena! It looks like the rain is going to let up just in time for the weekend! Time to shed your rain gear and enjoy the sun while it lasts. Plenty of activities are going on around town this weekend, from live music to theater to outdoor events. In addition, the Annapolis Rising...

    Weekend Events July 13-15

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Pasadena! Whether you’re looking for theatre, fitness, live music or something else entirely, there’s plenty going on around town this weekend. Here are our highlights:

     

    Friday, July 13

     

    Friday  Night Paint Night at Artsy Partsy. 4:00-8:00pm...

  • Pasadena Real Estate Market Remains Solid

    By Darrell Mak
    Low housing inventory, high demand and strong employment continue to support a solid residential real estate market in the Pasadena area.

    “Things are a little slow right now, but we’re still pretty busy over here – no question about it,” said Don Gurney, a broker at Century 21 in Pasadena. He added that “sellers are getting multiple bids, and sellers are dropping contingencies,” a common strategy buyers use to make their bids more attractive.

    According to real estate website Zillow, the Home Value Index for Pasadena increased 5.8 percent from May 2017 to June 2018. However, even though home prices in many parts of the country have fully recovered...

    • The opening ceremony for Special Olympics always includes lighting the Flame of Hope, which symbolizes shining a light on the talents and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.Photo Provided
      The opening ceremony for Special Olympics always includes lighting the Flame of Hope, which symbolizes shining a light on the talents and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
    • As a Special Olympian, Megan Diaz swims in four events, including the 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke, and the relay.Photo Provided
      As a Special Olympian, Megan Diaz swims in four events, including the 100-meter freestyle, 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke, and the relay.

    Local Athletes Compete In Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games

    By Judy Tacyn
    A Pasadena resident, 29-year-old Megan Diaz has competed in Special Olympics since she was 13. Her favorite aspects of Special Olympics are the competition with peers, making friends and seeing her coaches.

    “Megan has made lifetime friends, and we have made lifetime friends,” said...

  • County Council Tweaks FY2019 Budget To Add Teachers

    By Zach Sparks
    When County Executive Steve Schuh presented his $1.59 billion Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal in May, he highlighted pay increases for police and teachers, major investments in roads and a property tax cut.

    As the seven-member county council put its stamp on the budget, which was finalized June 14, one need became apparent: more teachers and counselors.

    The council added 42 teachers to Schuh’s proposal, for a total of 86. Another amendment to nix the property tax cut and add 20 more teachers was defeated 4-3 with Councilman John Grasso, a Republican from Glen Burnie, serving as the swing vote.

    Democrats on the council argued that the property tax rate was going to decline...

    • After recovering from a house fire that left him in a coma, Guy F. Ringler is using the guitar as therapy.Photo by Zach Sparks
      After recovering from a house fire that left him in a coma, Guy F. Ringler is using the guitar as therapy.
    • After recovering from a house fire that left him in a coma, Guy F. Ringler is using the guitar as therapy.Photo by Zach Sparks
      After recovering from a house fire that left him in a coma, Guy F. Ringler is using the guitar as therapy.
    • When Guy F. Ringler was in the hospital, his sister, Faith Ringler-Stevinson, was one of the family members by his side.Photo Provided
      When Guy F. Ringler was in the hospital, his sister, Faith Ringler-Stevinson, was one of the family members by his side.
    • Guy F. Ringler and his sister remember their father Guy Richard “Dick” Ringler as a stubborn but loving father.Photo Provided
      Guy F. Ringler and his sister remember their father Guy Richard “Dick” Ringler as a stubborn but loving father.

    Music Helps Man Cope After Fatal House Fire

    By Zach Sparks
    In his dreams, he battled gangs and was dragged to a parking lot where cinderblocks were piled on his hands. When he woke up, he realized the nightmare was just beginning.

    Two months before — on March 10, 2017 — Guy F. Ringler was sleeping when the Sharonville rancher he grew up in...

    • Eastern District’s National Night Out returns for its fourth installment on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company.
      Eastern District’s National Night Out returns for its fourth installment on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company.
    • Eastern District’s National Night Out returns for its fourth installment on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company.
      Eastern District’s National Night Out returns for its fourth installment on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company.

    National Night Out Builds Bridges Between Police, Residents

    By Zach Sparks
    From a distance, National Night Out resembles a carnival — children’s games dotting a parking lot, a dunking booth, hordes of people shuffling from table to table — but beyond the entertainment, the annual rain-or-shine event reinforces an important message: communities are safest...
    • Randi Hautala (right) volunteers with Bello Machre and the food pantry run out of Gospel Community Church to help improve the lives of her neighbors.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Randi Hautala (right) volunteers with Bello Machre and the food pantry run out of Gospel Community Church to help improve the lives of her neighbors.

    Pasadena Resident Volunteers, Donates To Positively Impact Community

    By Maya Pottiger
    Randi Hautala has been fortunate enough to travel all over — not only the country, but the world.

    During her travels, she notices what’s going on behind the tourist curtain.

    “I see what is happening all over. I will not close my eyes to this,” Hautala said. “I...

  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    Sometimes I’ll get an email or a phone call from somebody to tell me about an event or a project or some other bit of news from around town. “Did you know about this?” the person will say.

    I’ll often answer, “I do now.” Because there are many times I like to...

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    • Derek Brennan, seen here with wife Christina, is facing a dire diagnosis with ALS. Doctors gave him only two to five years to live once the ALS had fully set in.Photo Provided
      Derek Brennan, seen here with wife Christina, is facing a dire diagnosis with ALS. Doctors gave him only two to five years to live once the ALS had fully set in.

    With Family By His Side, Pasadena Man Bravely Battles ALS

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known ALS, is a disease that affects the nervous system, weakening muscles and impairing physical function. While Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most famous person who has been affected by this disease, Pasadena has an example closer to home: Derek...
  • Wanted: Mitten Crabs Found In Local Waterways

    By Maya Pottiger
    After Anne Arundel County’s Facebook page posted a wanted flyer for mitten crabs, the post quickly racked up shares and garnered a lot of attention.

    However, the message wasn’t entirely clear: There is nothing to be afraid of, and you may never find any mitten crabs.

    This summer,...

    • Pasadena native Laura English is looking to the community for help as she fundraises for her multiple myeloma treatment.Photo Provided
      Pasadena native Laura English is looking to the community for help as she fundraises for her multiple myeloma treatment.
    • Pasadena native Laura English is looking to the community for help as she fundraises for her multiple myeloma treatment.Photo Provided
      Pasadena native Laura English is looking to the community for help as she fundraises for her multiple myeloma treatment.
    • While in and out of the hospital to treat her multiple myeloma, Pasadena native Laura English has relied on her son Everett, 20, to help take care of her.Photo Provided
      While in and out of the hospital to treat her multiple myeloma, Pasadena native Laura English has relied on her son Everett, 20, to help take care of her.

    Pasadena Native Fundraises For Stem Cell Transplant

    By Maya Pottiger
    Laura English had been healthy her whole life, so when she had persistent back pain, she knew something was up.

    During multiple visits, the doctors insisted English was fine: She had a herniated disk or pulled muscle. But the pain wouldn’t go away, so English pushed back.

    “The key...

    • (L-R) Jean Garner, Paula Loane and Alicia Dumsha love Sylvan View for its caring neighbors, diverse wildlife and proximity to great schools.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      (L-R) Jean Garner, Paula Loane and Alicia Dumsha love Sylvan View for its caring neighbors, diverse wildlife and proximity to great schools.
    • Sylvan View is located on a tiny peninsula surrounded by Gray’s Creek, Sillery Bay and Tar Cove in the Magothy River.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Sylvan View is located on a tiny peninsula surrounded by Gray’s Creek, Sillery Bay and Tar Cove in the Magothy River.
    • Sylvan View is located on a tiny peninsula surrounded by Gray’s Creek, Sillery Bay and Tar Cove in the Magothy River.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Sylvan View is located on a tiny peninsula surrounded by Gray’s Creek, Sillery Bay and Tar Cove in the Magothy River.
    • Sylvan View is located on a tiny peninsula surrounded by Gray’s Creek, Sillery Bay and Tar Cove in the Magothy River.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Sylvan View is located on a tiny peninsula surrounded by Gray’s Creek, Sillery Bay and Tar Cove in the Magothy River.
    • Sylvan View is located on a tiny peninsula surrounded by Gray’s Creek, Sillery Bay and Tar Cove in the Magothy River.Photo by Judy Tacyn
      Sylvan View is located on a tiny peninsula surrounded by Gray’s Creek, Sillery Bay and Tar Cove in the Magothy River.

    Family And Environment Preservation Are Paramount In Sylvan View

    By Judy Tacyn
    When the word “view” is in the name of your community, chances are that there is some stunning scenery to be seen. Residents in Sylvan View claim they have the best view of the Magothy River, and the stunning community beach just might seal the deal.

    The community is located on a...

  • The New Bodkin Creek Cartop Boat Launch At Downs Park

    By Mark Bange
    The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks has done an outstanding job granting kayakers and canoeists access to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Indeed, with 533 miles of shoreline, Anne Arundel County is a prime area for paddlers. The county has obliged their interests with 20...
  • PBA Donates $10,000 To Historic Hancock’s Resolution

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    With the publication of two history books, “Between Two Rivers” in 1999 and “The Pasadena Peninsula” in 2001, the Pasadena Business Association realized profits beyond its normal operating budget. These profits were then earmarked for member benefits, community assistance...

    Weekend Events July 6-8

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday! We hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July! It looks like the heat will break this weekend, which will make all outdoor activities more enjoyable. However, if you’re looking for something to do indoors, check out some of the local theaters for the summer productions....
    • The carnival has been around for more than 70 of Earleigh Heights’ 100 years in service.
      The carnival has been around for more than 70 of Earleigh Heights’ 100 years in service.

    Earleigh Heights Carnival Returns For Summer Run

    By Maya Pottiger
    Come one, come all! The annual Earleigh Heights carnival is returning for its 10-day run this summer.

    The carnival has been around for more than 70 of Earleigh Heights’ 100 years in service.

    “It’s been a staple of the community for so long, and it’s grown over the...

  • Weekend Events June 29-July 1

    By Voice Staff
    It’s the weekend before the Fourth of July, which means there’s a bunch of family-friendly activities and events taking place! Look at all of the things you can do this weekend to kick off your celebration of Independence Day:

     

    Saturday, June 30

     

    Saturday Morning...

    Where To Watch The Fireworks This Fourth Of JulyExclusive

    By Kerrigan Stern
    Ah, the Fourth of July — a time to celebrate America with cookouts, boat excursions and, of course, incredible fireworks. This year, there are several nearby fireworks displays that will give attendees a bright and stimulating spectacle.

    Sherwood Forest Fireworks on the Severn River, July...


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