Meet Circuit Judge Candidates 4/12; GSPC 4/26

From GSPC’s Maureen York:

Next Tuesday [4/12], we will have an opportunity to hear and evaluate 7 candidates for Circuit Court Judge.  This position is on your primary ballot for April 26th (or in Early Voting) and it is incredibly important.  Why?  Because the individuals who are elected will serve for the next 15 years without standing for another election and the decisions they make in administering justice in civil, criminal and family law cases have an impact on every one of us.  Do not miss your opportunity to meet the candidates and listen to them explain their reasons for seeking, or continuing to serve in,  this very important office.   Please be sure to attend the meeting and learn who they are, the experience they bring, and their general approach to the work of a Circuit Court Judge.

Our regular meeting will follow, and the agenda is attached.  Also attached is the current Watch List, the minutes of our last general meeting, the minutes of the Cattail Creek Caucus, and some information from the Severn River Association.


4th Congressional District Candidate Forum Wed 3/23

Tomorrow (Wednesday, 3/23) is the 4th Congressional District Candidate Forum at AACC.  Republicans take the stage at 7pm with the Democratic Candidates at 8pm.

Read more here.

Please try to attend for a great opportunity to see the candidates on your ballot April 26th!!

Growth Action Network meeting, Wed 3/23

The annual meeting of Anne Arundel County’s Growth Action Network (GAN) is Wednesday, March 23, 2016 AT 7PM at Calvary United Methodist Church Room 121,
301 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis MD 21401.

A Conversation with Tom Horton:
“Anne Arundel’s Ponzi Scheme — the Myth of Endless Growth?”

Horton is a Professor of Practice in Environmental Studies at Salisbury University.His areas of expertise include Chesapeake Bay politics, cultures, science, nature writing, journalism and experiential education. Horton is one of the most respected nature writers in the US.

Also – Election of the GAN Board of Directors.

For more information contact Ann Fligsten at or (410) 544-1454.


Severn-friendly landscaping

Do you love to garden … and want to help the Severn River?

This year, as you plan your summer garden and yard, consider “Native Landscaping”!!!

Being a Severn-friendly homeowner is easy and has many benefits.  You can reduce pollutants seeping into the Severn River, decrease your yard maintenance and watering, and increase enjoyment of your home by attracting birds and butterflies.

Carrollton Manor recently completed a restoration of HillBottom Beach.  We used lots of native plants in our new “conservation rain gardens”.

If you are interested in learning more about how to “Garden for the Severn”, here are some excellent resources (now also found on


CMIA Key and Parking Sticker Day

Saturday March 19th, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Severna Park Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 506 Benfield Rd.

All CMIA gate keys and parking stickers will expire this year!

All CMIA community property keys and parking stickers will change in 2016! Don’t risk being locked out of HillBottom Beach, or the Crab Away pier, because your keys aren’t current!!!

Don’t risk being towed, or refused entrance, to HillBottom Beach because you don’t have current parking tags/stickers!


All community property locks will be changed [about] May 1, 2016.

Please bring all necessary paperwork and documentation to Key Day.   Please, bring current tag/registration info with you- HillBottom Beach parking stickers will be recorded and sticker ##/tag## documented. Parking tags/stickers will not be issued to a vehicle without required documentations.

Sign up sheets for ‘Kayak Rack’ slip lottery will be available. Applications for ‘Pier Slip’ wait list can be found here on our web page.