Here are the best of this week's Local Voices posts from our Patch sites in Anne Arundel County and Bowie. Want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or entertainment? Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Start a Blog" under "Post Something" on your Patch homepage.
There's another new Local Voice on Patch: Meet Adriane DiCamillo, writer of the Planet Mom blog. She describes her blog as "A place to share both the humor and the struggles of every day parenthood adventures in our community." Check out her first post: Back to School We Go! 5 Tips for a Great Start.
Change Maryland blogged about Gov. Martin O’Malley giving his annual address to the Maryland Association of Counties Convention on Monday: Hogan Blasts Falsehoods in O’Malley’s MACO Convention Speech.
Is that a Zucchini in Your Pocket? Local Voices blogger Carol Woelfel Thames offers a sweet way to eat your veggies in her post about Chocolate Zucchini Cake. Read more recipes in the blog:Kooky Carols Kitchen Concoctions.
Learn about The "Real" Housewives... in Christine Wagner's Blog,where she reveals what happened on a recent girls-only weekend: "Instead of rushing out in tiny slipdresses to have cocktails at a local hotspot, we pulled on our jammies and starting pouring wine."
In the blog post called Be the change... by The Arc of Central Chesapeake Region, meet DJ and learn about the Stop Animal Abuse and Neglect organization.
Swim Safe in the South River this Weekend! The South River Federation blogs about bacteria levels in local waterways so you can plan for swimming and boating fun.
On the same topic of water and bacteria: Annapolis dog population deposits 1.8 million pounds of waste annually. Find out more about this issue in the blog called The Real Scoop on Dog Poop and read what you can do to help.
Autumn is on the Horizon and Lothian-based Greenstreet Gardens offers some tips for assessing your gardens and suggestions for what to plant in preparation for the fall. Read more in the Gardening with Greenstreet! blog.
Local Voices blogger Gregory Acholonu continues to offer thought-provoking blog entries and his latest was inspired by a quote from a great chess player, “The path to victory is infested with thorns.” Read more in the blog called GCA The Chess Man Cometh.