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Columns by community correspondents for The Capital and the Maryland Gazette explore the people, places and events of Anne Arundel County's neighborhood news.

Joe Cardamone was on the 1948 Little League World Series championship team when he achieved international acclaim for his “handshake of sportsmanship.” During the game, one of the opposing players hit a home run and Cardamone offered a congratulatory handshake.

Funeral services were held Saturday for Tom Riggin – longtime Anne Arundel County Chairman of the Anne Arundel County Liquor Board – who died Jan. 6 at the age of 87. 

Last week, BayFront Vintage Home Gallery owners Jill Parks and Susie Fillius celebrated the Edgewater store’s first anniversary in South River Colony shopping center.

When Jamie Harrison took his class on a field trip in 2008 to explore Civil War sites in Richmond, Virginia, he left with a new love of a sport not everyone knows much about: cricket.

More than 100 Freetown Elementary School students and parents combed through stacks of brand new books at the school's final book-centered family night.

Brandon Rozanski, of Severn, is a senior at McDaniel College who has just been ranked as the sixth top Army ROTC Cadet in the nation.

From the pool to the fitness center to the gymnasium where a pickle ball game was in progress, there was activity throughout the Severna Park Community Center Friday morning. It seemed “getting healthy” was the goal for most of those enrolled in SPCC’s newest programs. 

The CFC Campaign, which began nationally in September, is an annual workplace fundraising effort that allows federal employees, including service members and DoD civilians, to make monetary donations to CFC-certified charities.

Brian Hoffman and Sharon Fulton plan to open a vintage record store Feb. 9 in the Severn Commerce Center.

Hope Hunters, the brain-child of 7-year-old Penelope Chandler, was born out of a family tragedy. Penelope’s eldest cousin, Hunter Owens, died of an opioid overdose just days after his 21st birthday in September 2016.

On an unusually warm New Year’s Day, about 40 people gathered in front of the McCann Wetlands Center at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary for a First Day Hike.

John Narer's 50-foot Norwegian Spruce has become a Christmas tradition in the Pasadena community. Decorated with 56,000 incandescent lights, 6,000 more than this year's 72-foot Rockefeller Tree in New York City, it can be seen from hundreds of feet away.

Nearly 200 children were gifted presents this holiday season courtesy of the Brooklyn Park-based charity Drops of Love Foundation.

Three Hanover middle schoolers recently published a new book, “East Coast Road Trippin,” which was showcased at the Anne Arundel County Library in Severn as part of the 2018 November’s National Writing Month.

The new year brings the realization of a long-held dream for Christie Sappington Coster and her husband Greg as they assume ownership of The Big Bean in Olde Severna Park. Christy was the very first barista for owner Deb Hoffman at the shop’s original location 18 years ago.

Nick Carlson’s design for a mulch dispensing machine – the Mulch Mate – that is connected to an existing truck is the basis of his Glen Burnie-based company.

Many children wish for a puppy for Christmas. For Julianna Scofield, a senior at South River High School, it was more than a wish, it was a need fulfilled this Christmas, when Koa, a diabetic alert dog, came to stay forever. It had been a long road to bring the two of them together. 

From struggling with an eating disorder to competing in a fitness competition, Tara Meyer, a mother of five, knows developing a healthy lifestyle has its challenges.   

Cape Boy Scout Troop 783 recently had Eagle Scout Ceremonies for 6 new Eagle Scouts whose projects have benefited many people in the Broadneck community.

More than 300 people watched as performers from the community danced during the annual Chesapeake Arts Center Winter Dance Recital and Tree Lighting Dec. 15.

Despite a soaking rain Dec. 15, Cub Scouts from Pack 853 in Shady Side laid wreaths at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, participating in Wreaths Across America for the third year in a row.

The nonprofit is supported by the Meade High School family as well as other organizations who donate school supplies, clothing, canned goods, toys, prom dresses and much more.

A few days before Christmas, the traffic is terrific as last minute shoppers visit Severna Park’s treasure trove of stores and small businesses.  On opposite sides of Ritchie Highway, the parking lots are full at Park Plaza and Severna Park Marketplace.

What if gaining weight, and losing it again, has been a lifelong battle with no winner and no real end in sight? Chrystal Hutchinson-Roseman (mother of three, cancer survivor, business manager) fought the good fight and now finds herself in that very rare winner’s corner. 

Christmas came a little early in Glen Burnie to about 330 folks in need.  Known for its Saturday homeless relief outreach in partnership with Hands and Feet of Jesus Ministry, BeMoreCaring showed up in a big way to offer a Christmas party for their “friends in need.”

As partly cloudy skies gave way to dusk on Dec. 6, an estimated 200 people descended upon the grounds of the Main Post Chapel to watch the annual Christmas tree lighting.

Marsha Frazier, who served the community as president of the North County Emergency Outreach Network for 25 years, died Oct. 15, but her fellow volunteers say the cost of a death notice may have prevented others from hearing about her passing.

Bryan Godfrey, a physical education and health teacher at Magothy River Middle School was recently named District Winner of the  Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Teacher of the Year for Middle School Physical Education.

Four years ago, William "Bud" Green decided to fulfill his long-time dream of building an addition on to his home in Pasadena solely to display his enormous model train collection.

For the past nine years, Father Peter Smith has served as pastor for the St. Charles of Brazil Parish in Linthicum. Sunday, the church will hold a farewell service for Smith, who is transferring to a parish in Herndon, Va.

The Polymath Players, a children’s community theater, presents its inaugural Holly Jolly Polypalooza, "A Christmas Idol," at the South County Recreation Center, 4510 Owensville Sudley Road in Harwood, at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Vera Kilson, age 14, a Senior Girl Scout from Troop 476 in Jessup, was one of the lucky seven girl scouts who saved the day by recovering the digital version of the original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe that had been hacked online. 

With presentations ranging from “Anatomy of a Phish” to “Sun Tzu’s Art of War Applied to Cyber Operations,” AvengerCon attracted more than 330 people — triple the size of just three years ago.

The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber’s Community Tree Lighting celebration drew families from Severna Park, Arnold, Annapolis, Millersville, Pasadena and Glen Burnie.

Fellowship Baptist Church’s pastor, Rev. Mike Hubers, defines the term fellowship as coming together with a common interest, and that’s what he’s hoping to see at the church’s new community outreach, the Fellowship of Trees.

Tim Kardashian held his third, ‘Comedy for the Homeless’ event at Molloy’s Irish Pub in Crofton featuring professional stand-up comics as well as comical audience participation.  All proceed from the event were given to charity.

Prince Alexi Lubormirski is an internationally known photographer, whose work has appeared in Vogue, Bazaar, and advertising campaigns. He has photographed the beautiful and famous, including Julia Roberts, Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, and recently, Amanda Blankenship.

For their annual holiday show and sale, Gifts from the Arts, at the South River Colony shopping center, the Muddy Creek Artists Guild also invited all nine south county elementary schools to participate.

The Talent Machine's annual holiday show is a chance to showcase some of the area’s up-and-coming, young talent.  One such performer, Joseph Hancock, takes the TMC stage for his first winter holiday production, “Holiday Cheer 2018.” 

 "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" was written by Barbara Robinson in 1972 takes an unconventional look at the Biblical Christmas story through the eyes of the Herdmans, a family living on welfare. The play debuts Dec. 6 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Patriotic Partners: CRASC Supporting Military Connected Students” is part of a regional student council-led effort to “honor and celebrate military-connected students from across Anne Arundel County high schools and middle schools.

An Anne Arundel 911 operator is not the job for everyone – but Glen Burnie High School seniors have the opportunity to try the position on for size thanks to a new course of study.

A grassroots organization that has helped many area families in need is looking to expand their network on the Broadneck Peninsula.

When Andrea Menke heard about a holiday boat parade that once wound its way through Pasadena waterways, she decided to resurrect the neighborhood tradition to create memories with her family.

Visitors gathered in a circle in the pavilion at Historic London Town the day after Thanksgiving, officially American Indian Heritage Day in Maryland, to hear stories of the Cedarville Band of the Piscataway Indians.

After meeting with Paradise Donuts owner Colin Reinhard, UMBC's David Potamianos thought it would make sense to add the local small business to its list of concessions that sell food during events held at the school. 

When she was 8 years old, Natalia Riley began her dancing career at Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church in Hanover, where she is a member of the congregation.  Now, all grown up, Riley has turned her dream of opening her own dance studio into reality.

The kindergarten class at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School was wide-eyed Nov. 19 as they followed teacher Danielle Gibbons into their first Thanksgiving feast “with the big kids.”

Pastor Sandy Knepp of Crofton took the reins at Trinity Unity Methodist Church, in Odenton, in July to the delight of her parishioners.

When it was decided Pasadena Theatre Company would enact the "A Christmas Story" for its annual holiday production, director Chuck Dick had one person in mind to play the lead role of "Ralphie Parker" -13-year-old Jonathan "Jonny" Reichert.

The wintry weather that hit Maryland Nov. 15, didn’t stop more than 30 volunteers from the City of Refuge Baltimore from assembling and distributing hundreds of Thanksgiving baskets.

On Oct. 26, a ceremonial ribbon was cut, and Freakin’ Sweet Jars officially opened for business at Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover.

​​​​​​​A Journey through Vietnam, Southern High School’s Maryland Veterans Oral History Project was recently awarded Four Rivers Heritage Area 2018 Heritage Partnership of the Year.

The business community turned out in full force Nov. 14 to support The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber’s Holiday Taste & Sip event. 

An estimated 465 people attended the STEM Fest at the National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade Nov. 8. The annual festival coordinates more than 500 similar events at schools and educational facilities across the state every fall.

Gambrills native, Soren Baker, has just published his 15th and most extensive book to date:  The History of Gangster Rap. 

Arnold Senior Center kicks off holiday shopping with its annual silent auction, which runs Nov. 24-Nov. 30, and is their biggest fundraiser for the year.

About five years ago, Linthicum resident Tamara Adams was looking for a way her family could volunteer together. They decided on collecting coats for the needy.

Pastor Randy Truesdale, the new pastor at the Union United Methodist Church in Lothian, had been praying for community and for help with maintenance tasks too long neglected.

Donation collection day for SPAN’s Thanksgiving holiday caring program began cheerfully with folks toting bags, bins and baskets of food into their Benfield Road offices at 10 a.m. Nov. 12.

Dozens of veterans from all branches of the military were honored during the eighth annual Pasadena Business Association's Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Pasadena Veterans Memorial.

Because of its Severn location and proximity to Fort George G. Meade, the community is home to a large population of military veterans, active and retired. Rebuild Together Anne Arundel County is again taking the lead in improving the circumstances of veterans.

The plight of homeless veterans was the topic of the guest speech at Fort Meade’s 16th Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Luncheon on Nov.3.

Two dozen community members gathered in the chilly air at the Crofton Village Green for the second Veterans Day and Flags for Heroes dedication ceremony hosted by the Crofton Kiwanis and Crofton Rotary Club.

Broadneck Business Blue Crab Cupcakes celebrated its one-year anniversary. Owner Carrie Olish has gone from baking treats for her kids to owning a popular business.

Davidsonville United Methodist Church hosts its second Alternative Market, a fair-trade pop-up shop, offering sustainably sourced, handmade pieces you won’t find in a mall.

To celebrate Pasadena United Methodist Church's 100th anniversary, Pastor Mernie Crane unsealed a time capsule placed inside the sanctuary's cornerstone following its completion in 1958.

“With this class they are teaching me how to talk to my children, and honest to God, it has helped so much,” said Tuwina Page-Johnson, who attends the group with her 14-year-old son, Luca. “They are teaching me different techniques.”

When 13-year old Sebastian Hurt from Laurel published his first picture book for kids called Glowstone Peak, he never dreamed that adults would also identify with his message. 

Building on the success of last year’s tea, fashion show and jewelry extravaganza, Partners In Care returned to Chartwell Golf and Country Club November 1 to present its “Fall Fling with Bling”.

Dozens of Fort Meade residents and personnel gathered at Argonne Hills Chapel Center for the weekly 'Lunch with the Rabbi' and mincha Jewish prayer service Tuesday to honor the 11 victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last week.

Crofton Jazzercise Fitness Center won the title of top fundraising team of fitness professionals and earned the coveted spot of leading the 10-minute pre-race warm-up at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K in Columbia.

Jennifer Keats Curtis is a Broadneck Peninsula based children’s author, whose 21st children’s book, the realistic fiction Baby Bear’s Adoption, was recently released.

Wanting to ensure he created a “bakery for everybody,” Mantilla bases the majority of his Mayflower Bakery menu off of what the community asks for, including items that are sugar- and gluten-free.

Chesapeake Harmony Chorus frequently appears in Severna Park but friends and fans suspected something new was in the works for the Oct. 21 performance at Holy Grounds Youth Center advertised as “Trick or Treat I”. 

For a few hours, a few nights before Halloween, the sidewalks of Cape St. Claire shopping center were packed with unicorns, pirates, superheroes, and various scary beings.

Wet conditions couldn't dampen Linthicum Fair. The 29th annual event was relocated to St. John Lutheran Church's parking lot after rain left soggy conditions in the event's usual spot.

Future of the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company to be discussed at Oct. 9 meeting.

Hundreds of butterflies filled the sky above Burba Lake Sept. 22, as residents and Fort Meade leadership gathered in recognition of Gold Star Mothers and Families Day, and to pay tribute to service members who made the ultimate sacrifice.

When Lillie Jewell and Zachary Demers take the stage as Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Northeast High's musical production of The Wizard of Oz, it won't be the first time they have performed together in a play. The juniors became friends as fifth-graders at Sunset Elementary School

On Sept. 27, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County held the grand opening celebration of the Heritage Overlook Clubhouse – the organization’s sixth clubhouse, which will serve north county kids.

Restaurateur James King invested $6 million to renovate former Kaufmann’s Tavern to bring high-end dining to Gambrills.

Over 200 volunteers flanked the 10th Avenue Fields in Brooklyn Park last Friday to build a playground for the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association fields.

Firefighter recognized during Riviera Beach Appreciation Day for his efforts to create memorial honoring military and first responders.

Cancun Cantina in Hanover hosts 6th Annual Cancer Dancer benefit to benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life

The celebratory grand opening marked the end of a six-week closure to remodel and refresh Severna Park restaurant Café Mezzanotte.

Emma Wilson, 11, is a sixth-grader at Severn River Middle School who decided she wanted to do something for kids who are admitted to the hospital, so that “it wouldn’t be so boring for them.”

There are no signs to point you to it, but Creative and Performing Arts of South County, in the South River Colony shopping center, is a vibrant and growing community arts center, offering classes in ballet, drama, music, and visual arts to children and adults alike.

Participants will climb the equivalent of 110 stories during the event to honor the 343 New York City firefighters killed in the Twin Towers collapse Sept. 11, 2001.  Proceeds benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

If you looked in the skies overhead at Fort Meade Sept. 12 at around 1:45 p.m., you might have spotted something much larger than the normal aircraft that flies over the installation — and closer, too. For the second time in 10 years, a C-130 Hercules landed at Tipton Airport.

Glen Burnie High School sophomore Logan David Skinner is the fourth and final male Eagle Scout in his home.

Jeannette Lazzaro, a 2011 South River High School graduate, raised $4,000 for the Children’s National Hospital Foundation by participating in a 1,000-kilometer horse race across Mongolia.

A 23-year-old, diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease, is fighting back and showing improvement with the support of his family.

Active-shooter exercise plays out at Meade High

Granite Baptist Church celebrates 60 years

After 45 years of service to individuals with disabilities and complex medical needs throughout Maryland, The Coordinating Center's Karen-Ann Lichtenstein is retiring.

Fort Meade welcomes new commander

Descendant of Whites Hall resident on mission to save Johns Hopkins' birthplace

Library’s multicultural festival brings the world to Glen Burnie

Broadneck teen organizes Back to School Depot for less fortunate

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy is offering an overview of strategies Mayo peninsula homeowners can employ to help reduce polluted runoff from their property.

Girl Scouts orchestrate Community Day at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Hanover

Grant helps fund new Brooklyn Park playground

A 'Quilt of Valor' recognizes Severna Park Vietnam veteran

Pasadena firs responders use National Night Out to strengthen community bonds

Crofton author publishes fourth book in young adult fantasy series about a teen named Keira

Four Glen Burnie High School alums honored

Sgt. Mayor of the Army Daniel A. Dailey discusses importance of information technology during a Defense Information Systems Agency visit.

Vince Lamartina’s love of produce, his discerning eye for quality and his beaming and genuine smile were all the advertising needed to make his family's produce stand become the successful neighborhood landmark it is today.

Talent Machine's Hunchback production features Old Mill High School brother duo

Pasadena crab feast for the Justin Fishell Memorial Fund benefits children who lost parents

Severna Park game inventor highlights history across the board

Linthicum residents push to close light rail stops with rallies

Crofton Farmers Market BBQ Cook-Off raises $250 for nonprofit

Teens learn about careers in cyber security at Fort Meade

Glen Burnie tattoo artist donates lodge mural

A dozen kids raced spiritedly up and down Severna Park Community Center’s Andy Borland Gym in a full court basketball practice Monday.

Pasadena resident donates kidney to dog rescue acquaintance

New Dash In brings new concept to Severn

Odenton Volunteer Fire Company’s Simonetta named Firefighter of the Year

Glen Burnie nonprofit Bello Machre raises $200K

Better Opportunities for Single Service Members aims to aid single service members at Fort George G. Meade

Emmy the Cat rises from the ashes of Arnold home fire

A day of history, nature and adventure at Jug Bay

Several members of the Jessup Girl Scout Cluster advanced to higher levels in scouting during a May 30 “bridging” ceremony at Piney Orchard Community Center in Odenton.

New Greater Severna park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce CEO Liz League oversaw her first Severna Park Independence Day parade last week.

Eight Year-Old Crofton Resident Katarina Strickland to Appear on the Weather Channel

Fort George G. Meade celebrates Army’s ‘Experts among experts’

Glen Burnie basement recording studio grows to one-stop shop for musicians

A little over two years ago I took over the ‘Around Broadneck’ column from Wendi Winters. I knew her before that, didn’t everyone?

The Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E-West Shady Side Road, is hosting “Sundae Sunday” events the third Sunday of every summer month.

The Severn Community is gearing up for the 33rd annual Queenstown Day celebration and parade July 14.

Severna Park, Arnold ‘Restaurant Week’ in full swing

Brooklyn Park-based Drops of Love Foundation helps those in need

The 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, the largest military intelligence brigade in the Army, welcomed a new commander June 26 at Fort George G. Meade.

Glen Burnie firefighters aid retiree battling cancer by constructing ramp

Waugh Chapel Town Centre continued its hit summer concert series Saturday with a performance by the band A Classic Case.

For Pastor Michael Bynum, the choice to pursue a career in ministry was fairly cut and dried. “The simple answer is, I answered God's call,” he said. Beginning this Sunday, he will continue to follow his calling by delivering his message to the congregation of the Linthicum Heights United Method

The students in Mara Cho’s third-grade classroom at Hebron-Harmans Elementary School in Hanover are making sleeping mats for the homeless from plastic shopping bags.

Broadneck resident's Barbeque Company will soon have a brick-and-mortar location at 1300 Bank St. in Baltimore.

One of the ministries of St. Lawrence Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Hanover is reaching out into the community for help others across the globe.

Brooklyn Park family’s lives touched, enriched by Williams syndrome

Severna Park church holds carwash to help fund Habitat for Humanity mission work in Pennsylvania

This year, a record 600 women living in Anne Arundel County were provided with free well-women health screenings through services offered by Pasadena's Magothy Health Center on Mountain Road.

Army medic at Fort Meade who helped civilian in motorcycle accident to be honored.

Point Pleasant Elementary School's autism class experiences pup therapy

Loser of charity fundraiser at Crofton Farmer's Market's contest gets pied in face.

Hospice of the Chesapeake's memorial garden designed for grieving children, families

Jug Bay offers variety of activities including clean up by canoe, campout and hiking.

Severna Park church's automotive event aids SPAN, which houses food pantry and has an emergency assistance network

Michelle Fowler volunteered at Linthicum Elementary, Lindale Middle and North County High schools. She was recently named volunteer of the year by Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Hospice of the Chesapeake experts help Fort Meade families cope with end-of-life care

Baltimore nonprofit gives $1,000 to Glen Burnie's Hands and Feet for Jesus Ministry

Broadneck High School closes out a 'Green Year' with beach cleanup

The South River Federation and West/Rhode Riverkeeper, two Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting the South and West/Rhode watersheds, will host the inaugural South By West Rhode Fest at Mayo Beach Park, 4150 Honeysuckle Dr. in Edgewater, on June 17.

50 Yards 50 States Mows its way through Linthicum

iCan! Shine Bike Camp seeks volunteers to assist RISE for Autism's week-long event

Rotary volunteers plant $500 worth of native trees at Pasadena's Beachwood Park

Reliable Contracting of Gambrills celebrates 90 in business

La Fontaine Bleue opens Backfins Grille in Glen Burnie

Broadneck High School grad serving with Navy strike fighter squadron

World War II hero’s tragic life portrayed in ‘Breaking the Code’ at Chesapeake Arts Center

Meade High School's steel drum band recently performed with Liam Teague, director of the Northern Illinois University Steelband.

Severna Park High School's new $2.5 million stadium is under repair. The Falcons’ turf field opened in March. By late April, a problem surfaced and bleachers had to be removed from the side away from Robinson Road. The county fire marshal required a fire lane to the stadium.

Northeast High School valedictorian's rigorous schedule included music theory, calculus and physics. He's headed to the University of Maryland, College Park in the fall.

Glen Burnie woman appears on Let’s Make a Deal, misses chance at new car but wins computer and vacuum.

Arundel High School sophomore Bella Allen learned about leadership and was inspired to do her own part to positively impact the world at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Maryland Leadership Seminar held at Mount St. Mary’s University.

Cape St. Claire traffic will likely be affected by several projects in the coming weeks including stormwater management project near near Cape St. Claire Park,

The lightning associated with last week’s rains was short-lived, but the spark of innovation burned brightly at Shipley’s Choice Elementary School’s fourth annual Makers Faire.

Last month, Archbishop Spalding High School’s robotics team, the CAV-ineers, returned victorious after competing in the FIRST World Championship in Detroit, MI. 

After 11 years, Crofton City Limits, an open microphone night for musicians, is back. The resurrected event is June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Walden Country Club’s Walden Clubhouse in Crofton.  It is free to attend and free for musicians to play.

Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., announced it will expand service into Fort Meade, Maryland’s largest employer site, by June.

ac-cm-glen-burnie-0523 -Monarch Academy's new principal will be Kimberly Jakovics.  Currently an assistant principal at Corkran Middle School, Jakovics has 20 years’ experience in the public school system.

Severn School students applied for the independent study program at the end of junior year and were chosen Fellows based on their proposals, passion and determination to accomplish their goals. 

Shannon Kooser has served the Linthicum community for nearly three decades. Now, her family and friends are hoping the town can return the generosity Kooser has shown next month, at a fundraiser to be held in her honor.

North County High School's Concert Under the Stars' theme will be “A Salute to the Cinema”, featuring music from movies played by 140 band and orchestra students. The audience will hear music from Casablanca, the Wizard of Oz, Apollo 13, the Titanic, Chronicles of Narnia, and Willy Wonka.

Jen Muro’s love for nature fueled a career that can’t be slowed. The Crofton Community Library’s Natures Explorers Club Leader is a certified master naturalist and wildlife animal caretaker. She was born deaf.  “Being deaf had everything to do with my love of nature,”  Muro said.

The Grand Opening, and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Cape St. Claire Little Free Library took place on Thursday May 10 from 3:30-5:00pm at Cape St. Claire Elementary. This was the Bronze Service Project for Girl Scout troop 1566. The ceremony included a book drive.

Tilden Farm, which has been was shuttered for about a year until new owners took over, recently reopened under new management and with a slight name change from to Tilden Farm Nursery.

Tutors gathered with students and their families for the annual Anne Arundel County Literacy Council Appreciation Dinner at Woods Church on April 26.  Reading and writing tutor Jan Booth and husband Larry were surrounded by a table full of grateful students and proud family members. 

Hundreds of community members attended this year's fair which featured educational groups, local vendors and artisans, musicians, arts and crafts and more. Held in the school's auditorium, rows of tables featured environmentally conscious goods, crafts and educational presenters.

Despite the passing of a bill that is intended to prevent state-licensed medical facilities from residing within 1,000 feet of schools or dwellings, an opioid treatment facility remains open on South Camp Meade Drive, and Linthicum residents want to know why.

91 year-old Byron Phelps was honored for his 75 years of service to the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company at a banquet and bestowed with a glass plaque. At the age of 15, Phelps began volunteering with the OVFC as a ‘junior.’  Boys that age were only allowed to help during brush, field and wood fires.

Boy Scout Troop 725 of Glen Burnie United Methodist Church will welcome two newly minted Eagle Scouts on Saturday with a Court of Honor.

Fort Meade volunteers saluted at annual banquet

Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church will observe May as Mental Health Awareness Month. “The goal is to have a church that is not a place of reinforcing stigma, but rather a place of safety and welcome.”

For the fourth year in a row, Central Middle School will hold its one and only fundraiser, the Cobra Color Rush, a race/walk around the combined campus of Central Middle and South River High.

Girl Power, the Empowerment Symposium for Girls, held at Meade Middle School last month was designed to bring together top professional women in the community to encourage and empower middle and high school girls to strive to obtain their dreams,

A record number of 60 schools, organizations and vendors participated in the Earth Day celebration at Severna Park High School on April 21. Within moments of the 10 am opening, a crowd had formed that grew ever larger as the morning wore on.

The Maryland Federation of Republican Women will host its fourth annual First Lady Luncheon, to honor Yumi Hogan, on Friday, May 11, at the BWI Marriott from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Therapeutic gardening, space exploration, homemade cleansers, sunscreen and wildlife were all on display at Fort George G. Meade’s annual Earth Day celebration.

Last Saturday, over 4,000 people converged on the Crofton Country Club to enjoy this Spring’s Festival on the Green.  Lines were long at the food trucks and food booths which offered everything from fresh lemonade and pretzels, to Greek delicacies, seafood and sweets.

Brooklyn Park Middle School's Muffins for Mom honors influential women including moms, grandmothers and aunts who are integral in shaping the lives of the students outside of the school.

Arnold resident Olga Blade celebrates 100th birthday at FutureCare Chesapeake. Blade enjoyed flowers, balloons, cake, and music that celebrated her Russian heritage.

The Galesville Community Center Organization Inc. officials were stunned to learn they’d receive the Vernacular Architecture Forum’s Advocacy Award for 2018.

Monarch Global Academy robotics team takes first in Lego League competition. When the team won first place at the first Lego League Robotics Competition held at Prince George’s Community College, for their robot’s design, the team’s success was deemed “uncommon."

Robot-making, technology demonstrations and talks of all things mechanical will occur Saturday at the 18th annual Robot Fest at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum.

Historic Hancock's Resolution in Pasadena had some of its tiniest inhabitants on display during its spring festival on Earth Day, April 22. The farm's honey bee hive was the center of attention as master gardener and beekeeper Mary Yee educated guests about the often misunderstood creatures.

Capt. Dustin Elias of the 308th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort George G. Meade and his wife, Maureen, are the parents of three children with distinct personalities. The Bowie couple faces the same challenges other parents do — except all of their children have been diagnosed with autism.

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