Eastern District Safety Tips for Halloween
Halloween is a treasured tradition with the intention of fun and excitement for children, but unintended consequences can result from a lack of preparation for the evening. It is important that citizens take several precautionary measures to ensure that all children have a safe experience. The Eastern District would like to take this opportunity to remind people of the following safety tips: Read the rest of this entry »
Do you need someone to watch your child or children before and/or after school? If so, please contact Amy Calvert at 608-3869 for more information! Reasonable rates right here in your own neighborhood.
Sunday afternoon (5/23/10) between 5 and 6 pm, two men in a black Acura 4 door sedan with very dark tinted windows and L.E.D. type lighting, approached two of our neighborhood children at the corner of Rt. 2 and Cypress Creek Road. The window opened just a little bit and the man asked the two kids if “they wanted some candy”. The two kids tried to ignore the two men in the car and crossed route 2 and headed down Cypress Creek Road. The car followed them. Read the rest of this entry »
Council In Action
by Cathleen M. Vitale
Councilwoman, District 5
As I sat at the County Council meeting casting my votes for my eleventh and final budget, I reflected back on budgets of past years. When money was plentiful, I was proud to be a part of Councils that saved money, put maximum dollars in the rainy day fund and made sure we had healthy fund balances. When years started to get lean, we sharpened our pencils, cut new projects and stayed within our affordability levels. Somehow we continued to put money away, always preparing for the pending monsoon. Read the rest of this entry »
ANNAPOLIS, THURSDAY, May 20, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COUNTY COUNCILWOMAN CATHLEEN VITALE, REPUBLICAN, DISTRICT 5, ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY COUNCIL HAS AGREED TO FULLY FUND SEVERNA PARK HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COUNTY BUDGET.
THE FEASIBILITY STUDY HAS BEEN FUNDED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 AS WAS REQUESTED BY MS. VITALE DURING LAST YEAR’S BUDGET WITH DESIGN AND PLANNING FUNDING FOR FISCAL YEARS 2012 AND 2013, AND CONSTRUCTION FUNDING BEGINNING FISCAL YEAR 2014 AS RECOMMENDED BY ALEX SZACHNOWICZ OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
“THIS PROVIDES FULL FUNDING FOR THE SEVERNA PARK HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT,” SAID MS. VITALE. “SEVERNA PARK HAS HAD AN INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL 50 YEARS. THIS PROJECT WILL ENSURE THAT THE STUDENTS OF SEVERNA PARK WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THEIR TRADITION OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN A FACILITY WORTHY OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS.”
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT COUNCILWOMAN CATHLEEN VITALE AT 410-222-1401.
From Maureen Carr-York in response to the SPHS meeting May 12th in Annapolis:
Tonight’s budget hearing at the Arundel Center was well-attended by Severna Park families. We had an excellent representation of students, young parents, older parents, alumni, and senior citizens. We heard from an 8 year old Green Hornets team who hope to have the school ready for their arrival as freshmen. We heard from a representative of our Chamber of Commerce. We heard from our State Senator from District 33. We even heard from a resident of Severna Park who has no children but values our school and everything it means to our community. Thank you for the wonderful turnout and for sharing your perspectives with the County Council. Thank you also to those community members who turned up and waited just to stand and be counted as concerned citizens. Your presence was more important that you can imagine. I know that many of you had to juggle your schedules and miss other events to attend the hearing. Thank you for making our community high school a priority and for making the huge efforts many of you did just to be there. Now we need to follow up with e-mails or letters to each member of the Council, thanking them for their patience and attention and asking for their support. Let’s keep up the effort and continue to advocate for our school and our community!
COUNCIL IN ACTION
By Councilwoman Cathleen M. Vitale
Anne Arundel County Council, District 5
There were times over the past two months when I wondered if the snow would ever stop, the roads would become clear or we would ever get to spring. As I sit down to write this month’s column on a sunny afternoon, I see signs of spring everywhere. Neighbors taking a walk, children learning to ride bikes, the noises of spring are all around. What a wonderful County we live in; how fortunate we are. Living as close as we do to both the heart of the State and National government, Anne Arundel County citizens watch with careful eyes and ears to legislative activities that are sure to affect all facets of their lives. I have often said that we live in a County where its citizens are active, informed and engaged in what happens on a National, State and Local level. It is with my thoughts on those words that I write this month. Read the rest of this entry »
The High School is in desperate need of repairs. Here is one way to get our county executives to help us out.
It is well known that Severna Park High School, 50 years old and never renovated, is in deplorable condition. It has been slated to renovation or replacement for years but has been put off again and again due to the high cost associated with any high school renovation.
Gang Awareness Night will be held Thursday, Oct. 29 at Brooklyn Park Middle School 200 Hammonds Lane from 7 until 9pm. Come join parents, friends, neighbors and community leaders as we educate you about gang symbols, graffiti and general information. We will also educate you on warning signs for your child. Strive to make our communities safer!
Sponsored by County Exec John Leopold, AA County Police and Greater Brooklyn Park Council. For more information, contact Barbara Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-636-4580 or Joan Harris at email@example.com or 410-222-1323.