1. AROUND TOWN >> It was perfect weather for the back-to-school bustle Monday. See photos from around Elkridge and elsewhere in Howard County.
2. AROUND TOWN >> Bloede Dam is a beautiful but dangerous place. It may not be around for much longer. Read the story on Elkridge Patch.
3. YOU SAID IT >> Here’s one comment on a recent Patch story about LED lamps at traffic lights: “Wow, I can't believe LED traffic lights alone will save 43 million KWHs. Good move MD, we should move away from CFLs and incandescents as soon as possible.”
4. NEWS NEARBY >> A team of chefs from Columbia's Iron Bridge Wine Company will compete in the finals of the Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament.
5. PATCH TIP >> Submit community events to our calendar on Elkridge Patch.