Sunday, March 10, 2013
This week's news roundup includes information on a bank robbery, a photo contest, a new business in town, local leaders and field hockey.
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Severna Park Patch this week. To read more on any story, just click on the link. 1. New Sandwich Shop, Marine Contractors Headed to SP A handwritten sign on the door of the old Severna Park Post Office building announces two new businesses set to open soon. Zarrilli's Steaks and Hoagies Inc., and Arundel Marine Construction Inc., are both under construction inside the building at 513 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. 2. SP Field Hockey Takes National Title Severna Park's girls field hockey club recently swept the National Indoor Tournament, ranking in the top 10 of the best teams in the nation. Severna Park's girls under-19 team is one of the oldest and most prestigious field hockey clubs in Maryland. On…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Four winners were announced in the Kinder Farm Park Photo Contest.
From hot iron to lush grasses to a calm pond— a wide array of natural beauty is on display among the four winners of the Kinder Farm Park Photo Contest. The Friends of Kinder Farm Park annually host a photo contest to highlight the assortment of treasures that can be found there. The winners of the 2012 contest were recently announced on the Friends website. Winners were chosen among four categories: Landscape: "Leafy Trail" by Melinda Meyers People: "Shaping Iron" by Mark Laster Fauna: "Ducks" by Chuck Kozub Flora: "Grass and Sky" by Chuck Kozub To view all the entries submitted for the contest, visit the Friends' website. Photographers are already tightening their lenses for the 2013 edition of the contest, which was announced in …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Check out all the craziness happening in this video.
A Severna Park-flavored version of the Internet video craze, The Harlem Shake, has hit the local Giant supermarket. People all over the world have been doing The Harlem Shake. It's not really a dance move. It's a goofy series of videos with only one thing in common—one person dances, while others go about their daily routine. Then, the music kicks in and things go crazy. A group of youngsters was spotted at the Giant supermarket in Severna Park in this video, uploaded to YouTube this week. See if you can spot all the craziness happening in this video. I saw a ninja, the Hulk dressed in camouflage, and I'm pretty sure I spotted Super Mario in the background.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Man passed a note to the teller to steal an undisclosed amount of money.
Anne Arundel County Police said a man robbed the Capitol One Bank located in the 500 block of Ritchie Highway in Severna Park around 3 p.m. on Friday. Police reported the man showed a note to the teller demanding money and left with an undisclosed amount of money. The man is described by police as a black male, about six feet tall, with a heavy build in his 40s. During the robbery he was wearing a gray leather goat, a gray scarf and a light-colored Kango brand hat with a pattern on it, according to police.
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Thursday event found the shop busy throughout the morning with free coffee, posters and a raffle.
You didn't have to be a fan of vampire shows to get a free cup of coffee or tea at the Big Bean on Thursday. But fans could get free posters and participate in a raffle—part of a promotion for the new episode of The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle, which aired Thursday night on Fox CWTV. Supporting their fellow local business were Rob Marcus, owner of Rita's Italian Ice, located across the street, and Nancy Greer of the Jing Ying Institute on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard who stopped in to grab a free cup and mingle with the crowd. Members of the Moms Club of Severna Park with little ones in tow were grateful for the morning free treat. "A free coffee for mom is always a good thing and I was out of coffee at home," said Aimee Murphy …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Here's a new column covering all things fun and festive in Severna Park. If you are having a bash, hosting a party or picnic, we've got it covered on the Patch!
We’re going to try something new here at the Patch. We are launching a social column to report on the many swell soirees that take place here in the Park. You may remember me writing a similar column for The Capital newspaper about 10 years ago. If you know of an event or party taking place please shoot me an email and I’ll try to get there. Or send me a summary after, preferably with photos. No detail is too small. We want it all: the drama, the pathos, the exhilaration and despair…well maybe not the despair. To date we’re still working on a catchy title. If you have any ideas, please forward them along. Some being bandied about are “What’s the Buzz SP?” “ SP Scuttlebutt” and “Severna Park 411.” We would like to hear your ideas, email …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This Severna Park High School senior has found a way to juggle academics, leadership roles, athletics and a social life.
As the rain whipped against the windows of the Atlanta Bread Company on Saturday afternoon, Billy Zito sat across from me explaining how he juggles everything in his busy schedule. “I like the pressure,” Billy said, “It motivates me.” As Billy heads into his senior year at Severna Park High School (SPHS), pressure is something he has plenty of. Currently fifth in his class, Billy is taking six advanced placement courses. He belongs to the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and Spanish Club. He is a member of the math team, plays on a player managed and coached futsal team, is co-captain of the SPHS Falcons soccer team and captain of his elite club team, the Severna Park Rowdies. As to how he manages the …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Local athletes Samantha Disanti is the first woman to represent the United States in kayaking at the Special Olympics World Games
Michael and Nicholas Disanti are graduating from Severna Park High School in just a couple of weeks. As though this event alone were not enough to send their mom, Kathy into full organization and planning mode, their graduation is punctuated by another big event for the family. Their 25 year old sister, Samantha, has qualified for and was invited to the Special Olympics World Games. Less than a month after the boys walk across the stage to collect their diplomas, the entire Disanti family will board a plane to Greece. “We have been walking around like we won the lottery,”Kathy Disanti said. “When we put Samantha in Special Olympics at 8 years old we never imagined this would happen.” Over the years Samantha has been involved in soccer…
Monday, May 16, 2011
Parents, students and teachers came together to run and have fun while helping to raise money for the school.
Shipley's Choice Elementary School PTA's Technology 5k (SCES) is only in its second year and has already become a staple event in the neighborhood. With the success of last year’s event, parents and teachers hoped this year’s attendance would be even better. For months they have prepared by soliciting local businesses for prizes for the winners by soliciting Annapolis Strider’s members for help with organization and promotion of the event. On Sunday morning, volunteers began marking the course with bright orange cones before most people had rolled out of bed. All of their work paid off in spades. By 8 a.m. the parking lots and fields in front of the school were teeming with kids and their parents, as well as local runners who were …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Matt Schaller has big plans for the boys lacrosse Program.
When the position of boy’s lacrosse commissioner in the Green Hornets came available, Matt Schaller stepped up. Having played for the Green Hornets program as a child, Schaller felt a pull to help the program grow and improve. Because he had already spent several years coaching his son’s Green Hornets team he was able to see just where those improvements could be made. Schaller started his position as commissioner with a big goal. Schaller believes there is a certain atmosphere of community that football teams are able to encourage. This atmosphere starts with getting more parents involved in the team and taking some responsibility off of the coaches. The program has recently added team moms or managers to take some of the load off of…