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Arundel Journal is the journalism source to find the people, places, and hometown happenings of  Anne Arundel County in Maryland. While the journal includes news from all of the county, it seeks to shine a light in communities from Linthicum Heights in the north, to Odenton in the south; from Fort Meade and Hanover to the west and Glenn Burnie to the east. News is happening and Arundel Journal is covering it.

But AJ  is a news source cut from a different cloth. You won't find breaking news scrolling across your screen reporting the latest upheaval in D.C. or the troubling crime challenges of Baltimore. On these pages. quite simply, you'll find your neighbors.

Arundel Journal is devoted to capturing what is going on in Anne Arundel County, because it is created and developed by a local resident who cares about the people, places, and even animals in it. He wants to tell their stories. Those stories may not have a large  impact on the wider world, but that's OK. This is the place you call home and that makes it important.


Keep this veteran journalist busy with telling the stories of the personalities, events and issues that are shaping our communities. Visit ArundelJournal.com for your latest local insight. The best is yet to come!  




Matt Liptak has been a professional journalist for three decades, mostly in Upstate NY. He relocated to AAC in late 2018, where he lives with his wife and fun-loving dog Chance. He spends his  free time exploring Maryland with them with a preference for the wilder places.

Matt was a staff writer for Citizen Soldier, the official magazine of the U.S. Army National Guard, serving approximately a quarter million readers in uniform. He has also written for Reuters, Bay Weekly, Catholic Review and Readers Digest.

Matthew Liptak



Contributing Writer

Contributing Writer


Estelle Timar-Wilcox is a journalist and creative writer from Northern Virginia. She has worked on community and school newspapers and magazines, reporting on everything from local politics to arts and literature. She likes to think there’s no such thing as a boring story.


Brad Dress has been a writer and storyteller all his life, He first became a journalist and editor for student newspaper Campus Current at Anne Arundel Community College.


He has since written for publications all across Maryland, including The Severna Park Voice, Bay Weekly and The Diamondback. Brad has also worked multiple freelance gigs and as an investigative journalist for the University of Maryland's news publication, Capital News Service.

 Brad earned his B.A. in journalism at the University of Maryland, and is currently a freelance reporter and writer in Anne Arundel County. Brad also dabbles in fiction writing, including short stories, novels and poetry.