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.
For many, new shoes are not remarkable. But 65 years later, one Towson Patch blogger remembers a particular pair, purchased for her by her mother. “Oh, my wonderful and darling mom,” wrote Elita Sohmer Clayman. “She had money to spend on a fourteen year old with a pair of almost thirteen dollar shoes and she wore patches under her arms.”
Think your exercise routine is boring? Westminster Patch blogger Kate Johnson is a Westminster resident and a spokesperson for Christian Science. In her most recent post, she touts dance-walking, and using exercise for prayer and spirituality. Want to hear more on Johnson’s view of spiritual and physical exercise? Click here.
If you swim in local waterways, you may be able to relate to this post from Anne Arundel Patch blogger Jane Reville about Sea Nettle Attacks. She writes, “Screaming, with tears rolling down his dirty face, he rubbed his foot and leg. I could not console him as he gazed at the growing red area dotted with white pimples.” Leave a comment to tell us what is your best cure to stop the stinging.
Beware of Stranger Danger when allowing workers in your home: That is the latest warning from Odenton-Severn Patch blogger Greg Mazzella, a private investigator who writes about safety issues. He list some examples of recent cases and warns, “Many people don’t feel comfortable looking over the shoulder of the worker, but maybe you should.”
Get the Real Scoop on Dog Poop from Annapolis Patch blogger Jacob D'Aniello with his latest post: Doggie Deposits, Far From Fertilizer. He writes, “Those who are too busy to deal with the mess should consider hiring a local pet waste removal service.”
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