Slamming head-on into rush-hour traffic didn't take away the excitement of seeing this sign on the American Legion Bridge on my way back to Maryland, but I'm even happier to announce that after weeks of phone calls (including one from the man himself) Just Up The Pike will be meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett next month - in addition, of course, to meetings with five our County Councilmembers (we're still waiting for calls from Marc Elrich and Duchy Trachtenberg.)
During my half-hour with Ike Leggett, I'd like him to promise to kill the moratorium, build the purple line, torch the eight-million-dollar mug-o-rama the Forest Glen pedestrian bridge has become, and save the Dutch Country Farmers' Market, but it would be enough to know that he'll give East County some long-overdue attention. Sure, Clarksburg is booming, but we could use a little love, too. I mean, Leggett'll get some dirty stares at the Giant in Burtonsville if he screws us over the next four years.
Next week I'll have a calendar with each of the Just Up The Pike "Councilmember Chats," but in the meantime, read about this dying Springbrook High alum's return of a book checked out forty-two years ago. I kept a library book when I was in elementary school. If I ever find it, I'll try to hold onto it for a few decades before giving it back in order to recoup some processing fees . . .