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August 31st, 2012 Categories: Crofton News
The season kicks off tomorrow for Maryland at home in Byrd Stadium at 3 p.m., when the Terps take on William and Mary.
We’re excited this year to have parking passes for Lot 1, where the walk is relatively level to the stadium, after several years in the hinterlands at Comcast or in Regent’s Garage. We’ll miss the huge Loveless family tailgate at Regent’s Garage but, on the other hand, we’re looking forward to something on a smaller scale where we can hang out and actually talk to each other – something we rarely have a chance to do on weekends.
As to the football, it’s got to get better, doesn’t it? Last year’s 2–8 season under new coach Larry Edsall was no fun for fans. But at least the pre-game and half-time band performance is usually entertaining! And you can’t beat the casual sport of people-watching in the stands.
Byrd stadium is located about a half hour from most Crofton neighborhoods. Click on Terps Football Tickets for information on single game and season tickets. Given the lousy football record last year, however, I have no doubt you can buy tickets on game day at Byrd – from the ticket office or from individuals selling their unused single game tickets in the parking lot or in front of the stadium.
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August 29th, 2012 Categories: Crofton News
Relocating to a new area always presents many other challenges besides “just” finding a home. I understand that, after a few of my own PCS moves when my husband Larry was in the Navy – often handling everything while my he was deployed and my family was on the opposite coast.
I relied upon that experience while creating an Online Relocation Package for you, trying to address issues such as commuting, schools, shopping, communities, and things to do for recreation. There are so many other unknowns that you face, and I always do my best to help.
If finding the “right” place to worship is one of your concerns, maybe this list will get you started. It was originally posted on my Maryland Real Estate Blog in 2008:
PHOTO: First Baptist Church of Crofton, © Mwoda
- Bell Branch Seventh Day Adventist Church
- Community United Methodist Church
- Faith Community Church
- First Baptist Church of Crofton
- Harvest Assembly of God
- Middle Atlantic Community Church (MACC)
- Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
- St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Crofton
- St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
- Temple Solel (Bowie)
There are other congregations in nearby Davidsonville, Gambrills and Odenton, and some people in Crofton choose to go outside the community, at least occasionally, to worship at historic churches in D.C. or Annapolis. These include The National Cathedral or The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, The U.S. Naval Academy Chapel (above photo), Saint Mary’s or St. Anne’s.
If you’re thinking of relocating to Crofton or the surrounding area, I’d like to help – whether you’re looking for a place to worship, the easiest commute to work or “just” a home and community.
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August 24th, 2012 Categories: Crofton News
Crofton Citizen of the Year
Crofton Town Manager Larry Schweinsburg invites you to nominate a resident of the Crofton Special Taxing District for Crofton Citizen of the Year. The winner will be honored on Friday, November 2, at the annual Crofton Awards Banquet hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.
Submit your nomination at Crofton Town Hall, 1576 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, MD 21114. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012.
Your nomination should include a narrative explaining why you believe your nominee deserves to be named the Crofton Civic Association’s Citizen of the Year. The justification for your nomination does not have to be limited to events occurring this year. Anyone who you believe has made significant contributions to our community while a resident in this community may be nominated.
Other information you should provide:
Your name & the nominee’s name
Your address & the nominee’s address
Your phone number & the nominee’s phone number
Your email address & the nominee’s email address (if known)
If you represent an organization, the name of that organization
Last year, the Chamber of Commerce recognized individuals honored by many local organizations, including Arundel Volunteer Fire Department, Crofton Athletic Association, Crofton Regional Community Center, Crofton Rotary Club, Greater Crofton Council, Kiwanis Club of Crofton, and their own Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year.
For more information, call Crofton Town Hall at 410–721–3131 or the Chamber of Commerce at 410–721–9131.
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August 22nd, 2012 Categories: Crofton News
Kids in Crofton and throughout Anne Arundel County are heading back to school next week. ‘Hard to believe another summer has already passed!
Kids in elementary and middle schools begin class on August 27. High school students will return to class on August 28 and kindergarten students will be staggered August 29–31. You might want to check on the website for your child’s school for any specific information that will affect them.
One of the things you’re probably curious about is the school bus route/schedule, so here are the links for Crofton Schools:
- Crofton Elementary School
- Crofton Meadows Elementary School
- Crofton Woods Elementary School
- Nantucket Elementary School
If you live in the neighboring communities of Davidsonville, Gambrills, Odenton or anywhere in Anne Arundel County, you will find your school listed at Anne Arundel County School Bus Routes and Schedules.
These schedules will remain posted until September 17, 2012.
After that, parents should call 410–222–2910.
Before school begins, take some time to review with your child these Anne Arundel County School Bus Safety Guidelines and Procedures.
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August 14th, 2012 Categories: Crofton News
- $4 for one year
- $10 for three years
- No charge if you are 60 years or older. Although there is no fee for licensing, you must still obtain a license.
NOT spayed or neutered
- $15 for one year
- $40 for three year
- $8 for one year if you are 60 or older.
- $20 for three years if you are 60 or older.
Proof of eligibility for discounts must also be submitted. For example proof of spay or neuter and senior discount. Documentation from your veterinarian will show proof of spay or neuter. A copy of your driver’s license will show proof of age. (Again, copies only. Originals will not be returned.)
Your pet’s license must be kept up to date along with its rabies vaccinations. Once your pet is licensed, you will get a reminder in the mail when the license needs to be renewed.
Licensing your pet is a simple process and less expensive than it is to NOTregister. Fines for not registering your cat or dog can range from $50.00 to $500.00.
If you have any questions on how to license your pet, call the shelter at 410.222.8900 or submit your question to [email protected]
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