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By JONI GUHNE | December 30, 1993
The celebration of New Year's Eve probably was invented by some poor soul who forgot to buy Christmas presents and needed to make it up to his relatives. So, a week later, he gave a party. The idea, like resolutions and white sales, caught on. And now, every year, people stay up past their bedtime to make noise and foster a headache, which is soothed the following day by the rhythmic motion of televised football.*If you have resolved to be more informed about your community, attend the Jan. 11 meeting of the Greater Severna Park Council.
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By Grant Huang and Grant Huang,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2005
From small-town parades to booming fireworks shows, opportunities abound this holiday weekend to celebrate the nation's 229th birthday in Anne Arundel County. The festivities begin as early as tomorrow, when the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will hold its second annual "July Fourth Spectacular." The outdoor concert, to be held at Anne Arundel Community College's Siegert Field on the Arnold campus, will be an alcohol-free, family-friendly event, said Amy Consoli, marketing and publicity manager for the orchestra.
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By Steven Kivinski and John Harris III and Steven Kivinski and John Harris III,Contributing Writers | February 18, 1993
A last-second basket helped lift Greater Severna Park Athletic Association No. 1 to an 18-17 victory over Maryland City II in a 12-and-under girls basketball game last weekend.Beth Balasic scored a team-high eight points. Amanda Aller added six points for the victors and Michelle Jones and Christie Doyle contributed four points and two points, respectively.Leading the way defensively for Severna Park were Jenny Smith, Joanna Chino, Michelle Thompson, Laura Masters and Stephanie Zonah.Maryland City II, sponsored by Laurel Toyota/Jaguar, was led by Donita Valentine with eight points and Roslyn Sanchez, Amanda Kimsey and Katie Netherton with two points each.
NEWS
February 25, 2004
Judicial candidates to meet in forum A forum for the eight candidates running for Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Anne Arundel County Community College in Arnold. Three sitting judges appointed in 2002 and five lawyers are on the March 2 ballot, seeking election to 15-year terms. The forum will be in Room 219 of the Cade Building. It is being sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Severna Park Council and the college.
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By Angela Winter Ney and Angela Winter Ney,Staff Writer | April 1, 1993
The Greater Severna Park Council is convening its first-ever planning retreat this month, and high on its list of topics will be the kind of commercial growth Severna Park residents want for their community.Council leaders, when they meet April 17 on the Eastern Shore, will base much of their discussion on the results of a survey commissioned by the council last year.The 930 questionnaires returned by area residents give council members "something other than our own perceptions" of what Severna Park should be like in the future, said Don Nataf, chairman of the council's public works committee.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 14, 1996
APPARENTLY Alfred Hitchcock has returned to conduct auditions for a remake of "The Birds."At least every starling on the East Coast thinks so.For the past two weeks, the central county has been inundated with noisy blackbirds waiting to be discovered as the next Edgar Allan Poe's raven or Woody Woodpecker.Do you suppose the NBC peacock got started this way?Busy chamberThe Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce is as busy as a bunch of robins on a spring morning. The chamber's second annual Golf Fore Business Classic is scheduled for May 28 at Walden Golf Club.
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By JONI GUHNE | July 8, 1993
Some things get better every year, and one is the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade and Festival.Under a July sun determined to redden even the most lotion-slathered skin, parade-watchers waved and shouted at Sparky the Fire Dog, McGruff (who takes a bite out of crime), Barney and Ronald McDonald.The judges, faced with a wide variety of entries, had great difficulty choosing the parade's finest.Community winners were: Linstead, first place; Green Hornets track and field, second place; and Severna Chase, third place.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff Writer | December 10, 1992
After hours of impassioned debate and irate speeches, th Greater Severna Park Council Tuesday took a chance and endorsed an option for the East-West Boulevard that does not exist in the state's plans for the road.The umbrella group of civic associations voted 34-to-4 to support a two-lane road on an 80-foot right of way that would clip the southern corners of Elvaton Park and extend from Shipley's Choice to Veteran's Highway.The move has infuriated residents of both neighborhoods, who said they do not want the state to build the road at all.About 40 protesters accosted County Executive Robert R. Neall, who has supported the road, as he toured Severna Park yesterday.
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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | August 11, 1991
County officials, admitting they can't enforce rules against thousands of illegal signs, are turning to videotape to get rid of the controversial signs along Benfield Road in Severna Park.The new program, announced Friday by County Executive Robert R. Neall, responds to nine months of controversy about the the Department of Planning and Zoning's inability to enforce county sign ordinances because it is woefully short of inspectors.Violations include temporary signs, or those that violate height,size and setback requirements.
NEWS
March 12, 1993
Anti-smoking proposal gains supportThe Greater Severna Park Council this week voted to support an anti-smoking bill introduced by Republican Councilwoman Diane Evans.The Anne Arundel County Council is scheduled to vote on the bill Monday. It would ban smoking in county buildings, banks, health-care facilities, museums, lecture halls and the commons areas of shopping malls.The bill exempts restaurants, hotels and other private businesses from any legal restrictions, permitting businesses to decide what smoking restrictions they will impose.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 3, 2003
George Mercado grew up under the regime of Argentine dictator Juan Peron and arrived in America on the Fourth of July in 1968, unable to speak English and with little money in his pocket. Tomorrow, the Severna Park businessman will serve as grand marshal of the Greater Severna Park 4th of July Parade and Festival. "I was so proud to be selected," Mercado said. "The honor was very emotional for me because now I know that others realize how much I love America." The parade's sponsor, the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, believes that Mercado's selection as grand marshal is most appropriate.
NEWS
September 16, 2002
BWI Business Networking Fair set for Oct. 21 The seventh annual BWI Business Networking Fair is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the BWI Marriott Hotel on West Nursery Road, Linthicum. The event is an opportunity for small and minority-owned businesses to network with contractors and subcontractors doing work at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The theme for the fair, "Changing Environment, New Opportunities," reflects the world of aviation since 9/11 and the continuing growth of BWI despite the downturn in air travel nationwide.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2002
Overwhelmed by letters, telephone calls and e-mail from angry residents, Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has quietly withdrawn a bill that would have let certain homeowners rent out their properties for wedding receptions and graduation parties. "There were a lot of individuals and community groups that came forward with concerns about the potential effects on their residential communities," said Kevin O'Keeffe, Owens' legislative liaison. "After listening to those concerns, we decided it was better to withdraw the bill now and take a closer look at another date."
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2002
Overwhelmed by letters, telephone calls and e-mail from angry residents, Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has quietly withdrawn a bill that would have let certain homeowners rent out their properties for wedding receptions and graduation parties. "There were a lot of individuals and community groups that came forward with concerns about the potential effects on their residential communities," said Kevin O'Keeffe, Owens' legislative liaison. "After listening to those concerns, we decided it was better to withdraw the bill now and take a closer look at another date."
NEWS
May 2, 2002
The Greater Severna Park Mom's Club is holding its a summer consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at St. Martin's in the Field Church on Benfield Road, Severna Park. Gently used toys, children's clothing, maternity clothes and other items will be sold for cash only. Admission is 50 cents. Proceeds from the admission charge and bake table sales will be donated to the Greater Severna Park Foundation for educational scholarships for needy children. Information: 410-297-4518. Severna Park's library to mark 30th anniversary The Severna Park Branch Library will celebrate its 30th anniversary in a ceremony at 11 a.m. May 13. Enjoy cake, memorabilia and activities throughout the day to commemorate the branch's longevity.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
The 37th Spring Symposium on Archaeology is scheduled for April 13 at the People's Resource Center, 100 Community Place, Crownsville. The event is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's Office of Archeology and the Archeological Society of Maryland. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics, including the development of public archaeology in Western Maryland and plans for interpreting the St. John's site at St. Mary's City. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $4 for members of the Archaeological Society of Maryland, $6 for nonmembers.
NEWS
February 25, 2004
Judicial candidates to meet in forum A forum for the eight candidates running for Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Anne Arundel County Community College in Arnold. Three sitting judges appointed in 2002 and five lawyers are on the March 2 ballot, seeking election to 15-year terms. The forum will be in Room 219 of the Cade Building. It is being sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Severna Park Council and the college.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 27, 2000
TWENTY-TWO Marylanders, including several from Anne Arundel, attended the National Council of State Garden Clubs' 71st annual convention in San Diego, joining more than 1,000 participants from the United States and South America. Among the locals were the president of Maryland Federated Garden Clubs Pat Pickett of Bel Air, and several members from District II, which stretches from Greater Severna Park to the Broadneck Peninsula and Annapolis. The District II group included Judy Clemson and Marie Coulter, past Maryland state garden club presidents; and Lissa Williamson, director of District II, and Millie Sample, vice director of District II. Also attending were Dorothy Huston and Dorothy Wadsworth, past directors of District II; Sylvia Smith, president of Moonflower Garden Club in Severna Park and historian of District II; and Elizabeth Wyble, president of the Severn River Garden Club.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 6, 2000
SOME TEEN-AGERS call it "tagging." Adults are more apt to call it malicious vandalism. The problem is graffiti, and it is a costly crime against the community, demoralizing residents and picking the pockets of building owners who end up paying for its removal. Capt. Timothy Bowman, commander of the county's Eastern Police District, says the problem is not confined to any one area of Anne Arundel. Broadneck has had a recent spate of graffiti, as has Severna Park. Severn School is reeling from the latest attack.
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