•The Brightwoodian catches up with Kayla Kimble, a business-savvy sixth-grader with a deft touch for making sweets who is capitalizing on the cupcake craze by operating her own mobile bake shop.

•The Nats Blog is appropriately awed by impending free agent Albert Pujols’s performance in the World Series, but still doesn’t think you’ll be seeing him in a Nationals jersey next year.

•Maryland Reporter finds a pattern in which Maryland districts are seeing the proceeds from the state’s new three-percent alcohol tax that was passed this spring.

•Restonian does some investigating and discovers that the original Ronald McDonald costume is in the hands of an area collector. Between that revelation and the return of the McRib, this has been a big week for the Golden Arches.

•A Parent in Silver Spring has a comprehensive list of upcoming preschool and private elemenntary school open houses in the Washington area.

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