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    • Although the Magothy River’s water quality is slowly improving from its all-time low in 2012, it has not exceeded a C-grade level according to MRA standards in more than 10 years.
      Although the Magothy River’s water quality is slowly improving from its all-time low in 2012, it has not exceeded a C-grade level according to MRA standards in more than 10 years.
    • As MRA observed this year, the open water areas of the Magothy River are in excellent health, but the creeks and coves are suffering.Graphic by Will Nauman
      As MRA observed this year, the open water areas of the Magothy River are in excellent health, but the creeks and coves are suffering.

    State Of The Magothy To Address The River’s Ailing Health

    By Dylan Roche
    Any boater will tell you that when you spring a leak, it’s not enough to start bailing water out – you need to patch the hole and stop the water from coming in. Such is the comparison that Paul Spadaro, president of the Magothy River Association (MRA), makes about restoring the health...
    • During the PBA’s annual scholarship fundraiser, held on March 3 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at Kurtz’s Beach, guests can unleash their ‘80s pride with glamorous wardrobes and funky props.File Photo
      During the PBA’s annual scholarship fundraiser, held on March 3 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at Kurtz’s Beach, guests can unleash their ‘80s pride with glamorous wardrobes and funky props.

    PBA To Host ‘80s-Themed Scholarship Fundraiser

    By Kerrigan Stern
    It’s almost time to break out your blazers and high-top shoes — all to help local students further their education. The Pasadena Business Association (PBA) will host its annual scholarship fundraiser, with an ‘80s twist, on March 3, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at Kurtz’s Beach....
    • The county’s fleet of vehicles is inspected at the Bureau of Highways Central Road Operations District Yard in Crownsville.Photo Provided
      The county’s fleet of vehicles is inspected at the Bureau of Highways Central Road Operations District Yard in Crownsville.
    • The Maryland State Highway Administration now utilizes a quad-axle truck with a wing plow.Photo Provided
      The Maryland State Highway Administration now utilizes a quad-axle truck with a wing plow.

    The Role Of Public Works: Snow Removal

    By Zach Sparks
    Why Wasn’t My Street Plowed? And Other Common Questions

    From a department operations center in Annapolis, workers log emergency calls on computer screens and a backup generator stands at the ready. No, the Bureau of Highways employees are not preparing for a nuclear blast or a hurricane...

    • Fort Smallwood Elementary PTA President Ali Lechuk (right), pictured with son Matthew, received her Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice Publisher Dianna Lancione.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Fort Smallwood Elementary PTA President Ali Lechuk (right), pictured with son Matthew, received her Volunteer of the Month Award from Voice Publisher Dianna Lancione.

    PTA President “Revolutionizes” Fort Smallwood

    By Zach Sparks
    For the last two years, Ali Lechuk has been president of the Fort Smallwood Elementary PTA, a role that isn’t quite a sit-down job.
    “We went to Arlington Echo last year, and I also volunteered with a magician who made my head disappear,” said Lechuk, whose fifth-grade daughter,...
  • Editor’s Voice

    By Dylan Roche
    Say what you want about all the superstition and tradition surrounding Groundhog Day, but for a holiday on which we all look to a rodent for meteorological insight, we seem to get pretty disappointed when Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter as he did this year.

    The irony, of course, is that the myth goes – so far as I understand it – that if the groundhog does not see his shadow, we have only six weeks until spring; on the other hand, if he does see his shadow and goes back to his hole, we will have six more weeks of winter. It’s six weeks either way, everyone! It’s all in what we make of it.

    You probably remember the Bill Murray...
    • In the last year, London’s Legacy has made a total of four donations to the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Each donation consisted of 60 blankets and toiletry bags.Photo Provided
      In the last year, London’s Legacy has made a total of four donations to the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Each donation consisted of 60 blankets and toiletry bags.
    • During her high school class’ 60th birthday celebration, Karen Stiltner was surprised with blanket donations from her former classmates.Photo Provided
      During her high school class’ 60th birthday celebration, Karen Stiltner was surprised with blanket donations from her former classmates.
    • Karen Stiltner, pictured here with grandson Braeden, works with fellow volunteers Olga Firstbrook and Valerie Verderaime.Photo Provided
      Karen Stiltner, pictured here with grandson Braeden, works with fellow volunteers Olga Firstbrook and Valerie Verderaime.
    • Karen Stiltner (far right) of London’s Legacy visited Baltimore Washington Medical Center on January 25 to donate 60 blankets and toiletry bags.Photo Provided
      Karen Stiltner (far right) of London’s Legacy visited Baltimore Washington Medical Center on January 25 to donate 60 blankets and toiletry bags.

    London’s Legacy, One Year Later

    By Maya Pottiger
    After the death of her daughter London, Amy Huber started London’s Legacy as a way to keep her busy.
    The organization helped Huber cope with the grief of losing her daughter — until she passed away a year later.
    Now, Karen Stiltner, Huber’s mother and London’s grandmother...
  • AACPL Begins Planning Process For New Riviera Beach Branch

    By Dylan Roche
    Society might not yet be at the point where people are commuting via flying cars or colonizing other planets, but in other ways, the future is here – and many organizations are working to keep up with the changing times. For Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL), that means bigger...
    • (L-r) Rick Watts, Betsy Gregory and Carl Kuhne are all proud to be residents of North Shore on the Magothy.Photo Provided
      (L-r) Rick Watts, Betsy Gregory and Carl Kuhne are all proud to be residents of North Shore on the Magothy.

    North Shore On The Magothy Is A Throwback To Mayberry Charm

    By Judy Tacyn
    “In an age when people sadly don’t see or even know their next-door neighbors in many communities, North Shore on the Magothy is an old-fashioned Mayberry-type neighborhood,” said community association president Rick Watts, referring to the fictional town from “The Andy...

    Weekend Events February 16-18

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Pasadena! Here's what's going on around town this weekend.

    Friday, February 16
     
    Learn To Play Necromunda at Warhammer Mountain Marketplace. 12:00-8:00pm.
    More info here.
     
    Friday Night Paint Night at Artsy Partsy. 4:00-8:00pm.
    More info here.
     ...


    Weekend Events February 9-11

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Pasadena! Check out what's going on around town this weekend, including some early Valentine's Day events. 

    Friday, February 9
     
    Blues @ Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends By H.C. Porter at Maryland Hal. Runs through March 3.
    More info here....

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  • Valentine's Day Specials Around Town

    By Maya Pottiger
    If you're looking for somewhere special to take your special someone, look no further. We've got you covered with our list of places around town offering special menus on Valentine's Day. 

    Valentine’s Day with the Fam at The Greene Turtle.
    Kids eat for FREE at The...


    Weekend Events February 2-4

    By Voice Media
    Check out what's happening around town this weekend, Pasadena. 

    Friday, February 2
     
    Friday Night Paint Night at Artsy Partsy. 4:00-8:00pm.
    More info here.
     
    Happy Hour With Peter James at Twain’s Tavern. 5:00-9:00pm.
    More info here.
     
    Parents Night...

  • Where To Catch The Game Day Action In Pasadena

    By Voice Media
    Hosting a Super Bowl party is a lot of work. It’s no secret the Ravens didn’t make it, so if you don’t have a big stake in the game, it might not be worth the effort. If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the game, be social and not have a mess to clean up, we’ve...

    Weekend Events January 26-28

    By Voice Media
    Happy Friday, Pasadena! Here are some events happening around town this weekend.
     
    Friday, January 26
     
    Friday Night Paint Night at Artsy Partsy. 4:00-8:00pm.
    More info here.

     
    CHS Class of 2018 Pasta Night at Our Lady of the Chesapeake. 4:30-8:30pm.
    More info here....



    With Elections Looming, The General Assembly Will Have A Heated Year

    By Zach Sparks
    District 31 Legislators Weigh In On The 2018 Session
    Reconvening nine days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Republicans and Democrats alike expected partisan bickering during the 2017 session of the General Assembly. There were some squabbles — especially with discussions...
  • Superintendent’s Budget Proposal Addresses Over-Capacity Classrooms In Pasadena

    By Maya Pottiger
    If The Budget Is Approved, Three Schools Will Have Additional Classrooms Built

     

    If Superintendent George Arlotto’s budget proposal passes, that will mean big changes for three Pasadena schools.
     

    Arlotto recommended a $1.19 billion operating budget for the 2019 Fiscal...

    • On the track, Connor Sheffield isn’t thinking about his next doctor appointment; he’s focused on the next checkered flag.Photo Provided
      On the track, Connor Sheffield isn’t thinking about his next doctor appointment; he’s focused on the next checkered flag.
    • Once Connor Sheffield is in his fire-engine-red car, the memory of multiple surgeries, hospital stays and medical tests disappear.Photo Provided
      Once Connor Sheffield is in his fire-engine-red car, the memory of multiple surgeries, hospital stays and medical tests disappear.

    Fundraiser Planned For Young Driver Racing Toward A Dream

    By Judy Tacyn
    As Connor Sheffield races his car around the oval track, he appears to be like any 13-year-old boy with a passion for racing and an innate ability to win. But under Connor’s helmet covered with racing sponsor stickers is a young man just trying to be ordinary.
    Connor isn’t like other...

    We Want To Hear Your Love Stories

    By Voice Media
    Announcing Our Valentine’s Contest 2018
    There are as many kinds of love stories as there are couples in the world — some are funny, some are sad, some are uplifting, some are unorthodox, but each is unique unto itself. Because we know there are so many couples in Pasadena who have...
    • Jessica Ewing (far right) and Barbara Reichert received their Volunteer of the Month Awards from Creative Director Will Nauman.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Jessica Ewing (far right) and Barbara Reichert received their Volunteer of the Month Awards from Creative Director Will Nauman.

    Facebook Page Sparks Sense Of “CommUnity” In Chesterfield Residents

    By Maya Pottiger
    In Chesterfield, residents are very active in their community, both through physical action and Facebook.
    A January 7 post on the “Chesterfield Residents” Facebook page called for spare space heaters to help a family in need. Their HVAC unit was broken, and they didn’t have funds...
    • “I don’t think priests can ever truly retire,” said the Rev. Brian Rafferty, who was ordained 55 years ago, “and why would I want to? I am having too much fun with the people.”Photo by Judy Tacyn
      “I don’t think priests can ever truly retire,” said the Rev. Brian Rafferty, who was ordained 55 years ago, “and why would I want to? I am having too much fun with the people.”

    Father Brian Rafferty Retires From Our Lady Of The Chesapeake

    By Judy Tacyn
    The new year brought a new role for the Rev. Brian Rafferty, who stepped down as pastor of Our Lady of the Chesapeake (OLC) after 26 years. But don’t expect this spry cleric to disappear to the bingo hall or golf course.
    “I don’t think priests can ever truly retire,” said...

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