Sunday, May 06, 2012

A HoCo Loco Party Girl

Joan Lancos has been a regular listener of “and there’s that…” for about as long as we’ve been podcasting. She is also actively engaged in the community, specifically on land use issues. That was enough for us to invite her to join us last Friday. We learned a few new things about her too, like the fact that she prefers the label “advocate” as opposed to activist. She was a cheerleader in high school. She calls herself a party girl.

Joan is an organized party girl. She is the person who lines up the show houses for the annual Columbia Home Tour. We spent a good deal of time talking about that. Count me as one of those who could never imagine opening up their house for strangers to traipse through without having wanting someone to buy it. Apparently I am in the minority in this regard. Some people even seek out Joan to have their homes included on the annual tour. This year there is even a HoCo loco blogger connection to the tour. The River Hill townhome of Trevor Greene, the author of HoCoPolitico, is part of this year’s tour.

Joan likes her political parties too. She has been a Repub but now I believe she's a Dem. She ran against Ken for his first county council race as the Repub candidate and is currently the campaign treasurer for Ellen Flynn Giles.

In the news we bantered about the Wegman’s liquor store hearing, the latest on the CSX intermodal terminal, Jon Weinstiens fundraising efforts, the Amazing Meshkin, and more…it was a very fertile field for loco news stories this time around.

You can listen to latest episode of “and then there’s that…” here.
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