BUT FIRST: in Silver Spring, Blades of Glory fan Roger K. Lewis endorses an ice rink for Veterans' Plaza in his weekly column; in College Park, students pressure UMCP to back the Purple Line, and new on-campus dorms could be built by 2009.
I've just returned from a weekend in Belltown, Delaware. It used to be that a "beach house" meant a house located on, or near, a beach; but the house I spent the weekend in, which belonged to a friend's parents, was several miles away. The new Delaware "beach suburbs" don't look too different than the suburbs that beachgoers are coming from - the strips are wide and lined with chain restaurants; the subdivisions have wide, green lawns; and the new houses are as big (and expensive) as they are here. I'll talk more about it later this week.
ALSO COMING UP: Finals! I will try to post what I can - and there is a lot to talk about. By TUESDAY, I'll talk about last week's Blogger Summit and the fourth-ever meeting of Citizens Involved, East County's newest "civic umbrella group." By THURSDAY, I'll talk about the new Rockville Town Square and how it stacks up to Downtown Silver Spring.