Here are the best of this week's Local Voices posts from our Patch sites all around Maryland. 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. If you need help getting started, email community editors at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think your teeth are squeaky clean? Think again. Dr. Alan Wolcott, a cosmetic dentist in Silver Spring, posts common misperceptions about brushing in his blog about dentistry on Silver Spring Patch. Check out his post on brushing, the first in a three-part series on the subject.
Welcome to new Anne Arundel Patch blogger Jerry Nicklow, who answers the question: Will your current home insurance and/or auto insurance protect you in your home-based business? He also recently wrote about aggressive and distracted driving. Read more in his Insurance Blog.
A tragic accident in Anne Arundel County last month inspired a blogger to express his views on bicycling safety and the application of state law. The post asks, "Was fatal car-bike collision on Riva Road a homicide?" Local Voices blogger Jim Titus is on the board of directors of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. Leave a comment to share your thoughts on this topic.
In light of two recent cyclist deaths, Elkridge Patch blogger Christine Barton highlighted efforts going on around the region to promote safety between motorists and cyclists. “Motorists are required to give cyclists a 3 foot clearance when passing,” she writes. “This is very important because the vehicle's wind-effect can knock a bike off track and into danger, and also, bike-riders may need extra clearance to avoid road hazards.”
Alice Settle-Raskin’s Columbia Patch.com blog covers aspects of the farm-to-table movement. Her most recent post profiles Lewis’ Orchards, located in Cavetown. It has been in the Lewis family for five generations, she writes. According to Raskins, the Lewis family sells its hand-picked fruit at Howard County Farmers’ Markets throughout the week.
It's the time of year when parents are forced to recognize the passing of time as they send their children off to school and new life challenges. A Perry Hall Patch blogger reflected on her son becoming a young adult in her post that asks, "Who could ask for more?" Read more in Julie Henn's Blog.Are you interested in blogging on Patch but not sure how to get started? Contact Lisa Rossi at email@example.com or Susan Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.