By Dylan Roche
As I write this, I’m looking out the window at snow-laden trees, slushy pavement and a misty gray sky. I guess it’s true what they say about March coming in like a lion. Winter weather always has to have one last hurrah, especially here in the Chesapeake Bay region, or so it would seem. I don’t know about all of you, but I’m ready for spring.
In fact, you’ll probably notice that this March edition of the Voice is pretty spring-centric, most notably in the annual special editions that are included with it. In our spring Home & Garden Guide, you can read up on the latest tips and advice from local experts on how to get your property ready for warm weather. Then there’s our Camp Guide, which might seem a little early, but summer will be here before you know it, and registration at some of these camps is filling up quickly. It’s time for you to make your plans now!
Then there’s the news from around the community. We’ve got the details on annual spring activities like Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival or the State of the Magothy presentation; we’ve got an explanation of the county executive’s new town-hall-style budget hearings; we’ve even got feel-good stories from students who are undertaking service learning projects and scouts who are achieving Eagle status.
It’s also a time when spring sports are starting up, nearly every school is mounting a theater production, and many nonprofit organizations are gearing up for their annual fundraiser galas. What a time to be a part of a community like this! I hope you’ll enjoy reading all these stories as much as our team did covering them.
Don’t forget that March also means we’re halfway through our annual Best of Severna Park contest. The ballot is still live at www.severnaparkvoice.com/bestofsevernapark through March 22, so if you haven’t done so yet, log on and vote for your favorite businesses, services and organizations that deserve recognition. Remember that you can vote only once, so be sure to make it count.
As I sign off on this column for the month, it’s with the hope that the next time I write to you, it will be with March heading out like a lamb – mild temperatures, sunny skies and blooming plants. Until then, help distract me from the last of the wintery weather by emailing me your feel-good news stories at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always enjoy hearing from you.