Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In honor of Bike to Work Day, The Big Bean is giving away free coffee to customers who leave their cars at home.
Friday is Bike to Work Day and in honor of the holiday The Big Bean in Severna Park is giving away free coffee. Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invites commuters from the Maryland, DC and Virginia areas to take a break from driving and ride your bike to work on Friday. The day provides commuters a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone. On Friday, The Big Bean will give out a free small brewed coffee to anyone who rides his or her bike to work. If you can't ride your bike to work, but still want to participate in the event, consider going for a ride on the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail in the evening after work. To read more on Bike to Work Day visit its website.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Severna Park Community Center will host a Children's Businesses Fair on Saturday.
This week in Severna Park features free Rita's, a business fair for kids and more. Here's a schedule of events for this week. Big Bean Rewards Organ Donors with Free Coffee When: Monday Where: The Big Bean Details: The Big Bean is honoring Earth Day with its annual Recycle Yourself day and thanking registered organ donors with a free 12-ounce cup of coffee. Run for Boston at Spark Running When: Monday, 6:30 p.m. Where: Spark Running Details: Area runners can participate in Run for Boston by meeting at Spark Running for a 3-mile run through Olde Severna Park Rita's Pajama Night When: Tuesday 6-8 p.m. Where: Rita’s in Severna Park Details: Everyone who wears a pajama top and bottom to the stand will receive a free promotional cup of Italian …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The coffee shop’s annual Recycle Yourself day will be held Monday.
The Big Bean, a Severna Park coffee shop, is honoring Earth Day with its annual Recycle Yourself day and thanking registered organ donors with a free 12-ounce cup of coffee. After having a family member experience the organ donation process first-hand, Big Bean owner Deb Hoffman is passionate about the issue. “Sixteen years ago, I had a family member who was in need of an organ,” Hoffman said. “During that time, while navigating through the organ transplantation experience, I learned that the need for organs far exceeds the availability. That fact still remains the same today.” The Big Bean has been hosting Recycle Yourself on Earth Day for about 10 years. In order to claim your free coffee on Monday, patrons must present a drivers license…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Share your photos of the phenomenal weather and flowers popping around the 'Park.
Spring has arrived with a pop in Severna Park—a pop of color and warm weather. Flowers are in bloom, runners are out on the B&A Trail and area residents are looking for places to dine outdoors. If you're looking to get out and enjoy this weather, consider heading to The Big Bean and enjoy a smoothie on the back patio. Or grab lunch at Brian Boru and dine outside. Also don't forget, Diehl's Produce opened on March 28 and has flowers ready for purchase so you can spruce up your garden. We'll post a few photos from around town today, and we hope you'll do the same Add your pictures to ours—email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a hand.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The two customers who guessed the highest number of correct Academy Awards winners received gift certificates.
The winners of the Academy Awards may have all been announced last night, but The Big Bean has one more announcement to make—the winners of its Oscar competition. Last week, the coffee shop asked customers to cast ballots picking who they thought would win each Oscar. On Monday morning, owner Deb Hoffman announced the winners. "We have two contestants who tied," Hoffman said. "The winners are Annalise Dietz and Jake Binstock, congratulations to both of them." Both of the winners received $30 gift cards to The Big Bean. The Severna Park area has reason to celebrate the winner for best picture—the film Argo took home the honor. The political thriller hits very close to home for 22-year Severna Park resident Lee Schatz, who was one of the six…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
All ballot entries are due to The Big Bean by 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Think you know who is going to win big in this year’s Academy Awards? The Big Bean is putting your film knowledge to the test in its annual contest. The local coffee shop is asking you to fill out a ballot with your projected Oscar winners. The entry that has the highest number of correct guesses will win a $30 gift card to The Big Bean. “It’s just a fun thing we do every year,” said Big Bean owner Deb Hoffman. “Since February is a long, cold and boring month it is fun to have something different like the contest here.” While Hoffman herself wasn’t sure who some of the winners would be, she did say they were a bit biased in hoping Argo takes home the award for best picture. The political-thriller hits home for Severna Park. Lee Schatz, an …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Patch spoke with Deb Hoffman about running a business in Severna Park.
The town of Severna Park is full of local businesses that provide great services for the community. In order to get a better sense of the owners and managers behind the businesses, Patch is introducing a new column. Severna Park Patch will talk with local business owners about life in Severna Park and how they got their start. This week Patch spoke with The Big Bean owner Deb Hoffman. The Big Bean has been in Severna Park for 13 years. The shop itself is well known for its colorful walls and whimsical decorations. Hoffman designed and painted the walls of The Big Bean herself. She said she wanted to make her coffee shop unique. Severna Park Patch: What is your favorite part about running a business in Severna Park? Deb Hoffman: Everyone …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
This week Patch reported on a cabbie who was assaulted and robbed as well as a local family coping with deployment.
Here's a look at some of the top stories from Severna Park Patch this week. To read more of any story, just click on the link. 1. SP Holiday Gift Guide: Savvy For the next few weeks, Severna Park Patch will visit local shops and businesses to find out what items they are offering to holiday shoppers looking to save, spend or splurge on gifts. This week's gift ideas came from Savvy Consignment Shop. 2. Local Family Copes with Deployment During the Holidays When the Wild family gathered for Thanksgiving last week there was one empty chair at the table. The seat belonged to Betz Wild’s son, Lance Cpl. Taylor Wild, who now enters his third holiday season in a row spent away from home. 3. Paper in the Park Offers Christmas Card Tips Looking to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
From now until Dec. 5 The Big Bean will collect cards to send to soldiers.
The Big Bean in Severna Park is once again participating in the Holidays for Heroes program, which sends cards to soldiers recovering in hospitals and overseas. “We just asked our customers to give a little bit of their time and creativity rather than ask for money to touch someone who may need it,” said The Big Bean owner Deb Hoffman. This is the fifth year the local coffee shop has participated in the program. Last year, with help from a local Brownie troop, they were able to ship around 100 cards. Over the years, people have brought in unused Christmas cards and donated them to The Big Bean’s collection. “We have a lot of cards now and we just need people to stop in a write a note,” Hoffman said. She said the cards are shipped to …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Big Bean hosted a “Meet, Greet & Treat,” on Saturday with Maryland Animal Sanctuary and Rescue.
A few cute pups and a local coffee shop combined for a worthy cause over the weekend. The Big Bean hosted a “Meet, Greet & Treat” with Maryland Animal Sanctuary and Rescue (MAS Rescue) on Saturday. During the event, The Big Bean donated 10 percent of its proceeds to MAS Rescue. “We just wanted to spread the word and showcase some of our animals. Hopefully people will be interested in adopting,” said MAS Rescue founder Mary Snyder during the event. MAS Rescue had four dogs in attendance at the event—all of which were up for adoption. Rooster a Chihuahua and Italian greyhound mix, was among the pups at the “Meet, Greet & Treat.” Adoption Coordinator, Jennifer Haber said she thought Rooster would make a great trick dog. “He is very sweet and …