Last day to vote for the Mobbies; three days, three events; and more

Mobbies Voting Ends Today (Nov 14) at 5 pm

Today, Thursday, Nov. 14th, is the last day to vote for your favorite local blogger in The Mobbies online voting. In Howard County, Julia of Village Green/Town Squared, Bill of The 53, Duane of HoCoConnect and Steve Charring OUTSpoken are all up for Best Community Blog. In the food category, beyond HowChow (he’s a shoe-in, right?), we’ve got Annie Rie, 2 Dudes Who Love Food, Kitchen Scribble, Casa de la Sweets and more. Claire of Desperate English Housewife and Candace of Scratchpad of an Urban Bushwoman are some of those nominated in the Personal category … and many other Howard County bloggers and organizations are up for awards. Please vote for them today by 5 p.m

The Verona Apts, #HoCoHousing & You – Walking Tour – Nov 17

Info here. (And check out this tool called Smore.)

Inner Arbor Design Team: Unabashed Designers of Delight – Nov 18

The Inner Arbor Trust will present its design team for the first phase of the transformation of the Merriweather-Symphony Woods Neighborhood. These Unabashed Designers of Delight will make short presentations of their careers, their approach to design and their projects around the world. This FREE event is sponsored by the Inner Arbor Trust, Columbia Association, Howard Community College & Howard County. More information and RSVPing here.

2013 Mobbies Bash at the Creative Alliance – Nov 19

The Mobbies party, celebration and honoring of the 2013 winners is Tuesday evening. Dennis Lane’s life, blog, contribution to community and overall awesomeness will be honored in some way at the event. For those of you who can make it, I think a HoCo showing at the party would be lovely. I’ve got room from three more medium- to large- adults in my car or four small- to medium-sized people. Who else is in? Anyone want to carpool where it works out? Let’s say we meet at on Tuesday in the parking lot in front of REI. 5:30 gather; 5:45 depart. 443-794-7521 (me) to coordinate that day.

Live Tweeting

Marshmallow Man / The 53 was live tweeting the District 12 candidates’ forum last night. For a run down, check out his twitter stream. Stay tuned to the League of Women Voters and candidates for the coming slew of Twitter hashtags re the 2014 elections. To get a picture of some of the current #HoCoHashtags being used, check this out.

Bloggers & Book Publishers

Did you see the Baltimore Sun / Howard section article, “Teaching couple shares an education in fine wine,” about Terry & Kathy Sullivan?  Terry & Kathy, whom you may have met at some of the blog parties, have recently published another book, A Wine Tourist’s Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms

HowChow is looking for local food-based gift basket ideas

Can you help him. Send your suggestions to him at @HowChowBlog or as a comment on his blog post/s with your suggestions.

Rock on!



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