Blogger Roundup: The Neighborhood Blogosphere

A recap of posts from our diverse pool of neighborhood bloggers.

The Sachem community has no shortage of opinions, and our guest bloggers on Patch regularly contribute to the vibrant conversations that take place in the barber shop, on the street corner or in the parking lot after a school meeting. Patch brings those conversations into one meetinghouse. Here's a roundup of the latest blogs in our community.

Our automotive history guru Howard Kroplick offers these great tips for auto enthusiasts looking to squeeze in some last minute summer car-gazing. The events listed range from live shows to presentations on the history of the automobile and its impact on Long Island. Click the title and mark some of these events down for the rest of your week.

Between the economy and foreign policy, we don't often hear what any of the presidential candidates feel about education. In large part it has something to do with the fact that education is treated on a hyper-local basis and there isn't much in the way of federal law overseeing it. But Meryl Ain, our education doctor, has the distinct advantage of attending both the RNC and the DNC this year. Her blog post highlights some of the conversations she overheard and engaged in regarding the Republican viewpoint on education. Click for the highlights of what she found!

Hilary Topper offers her review of this non-fiction book about commercial artist LeRoy Neiman, who is credited, most famously, for illustrating Hugh Hefner's early cover of Playboy Magazine.

The book, according to Topper, documents Neiman's development as an artist, from art school, to his relationship with surrealist Salvador Dali, and his eventual documentation of sports stars, celebrities and U.S. presidents.

But did she like the book? Read the post and find out!

The Daily Stache is back again with another installment of his Mets pain. This time, he looks to the future as the Metropolitans stumbled after the All-Star Break and do not appear to be in any contention for a playoff spot in 2012.

The Daily Stache dissects the team roster to determine who should go, who should stay, and who is treading on thin ice. David Wright? Josh Thole? What about Jason Bay?

Read this blog to take a look at how the Mets would look if Daily Stache was the GM.

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