Good morning, campers! Some local news for you today:
- A new bakery has opened in Columbia. Renata's Tasty Bites has taken over the space on Snowden once occupied by Linda's Bakery. You may already know her from Howard County Farmers markets. You can follow her on Twitter @RenataAlanovic.
- The race is on! Retired Music teacher Robert Miller is running for the Howard County Board of Education. You can learn more about him here.
- There's a blog party tonight for bloggers and their readers at Pub Dog, from 5:30 to 7:30. Learn more here.
- HCPSS has responded to the editorial about mold with this letter by Rebecca Amani-Dove, Communications Director.
- Andrew Conrad, Sports for the Howard County Times, is leaving. Again really cool, engaging, knowledgeable people are leaving our local paper. How can we provide incentive for good folks to stay?
- The Howard County Fire Department held what looks to have been a wildly successful event for local bloggers. Take a look at what they learned in this write-up by AnnieRie.
- Missing Columbia teen Iriana Calloway has been located safe and unharmed.
What local stories are on your radar this morning?