1. Ready for School?: JohnstonPatch is helping you and the kids get ready for the new school year (which is set to start Aug. 29 for Johnston Public Schools) with our new Back to School Guide. We'll have helpful articles on how to choose the right backpack for your kids, as well as summer reading lists and the school department's summer packets for every grade level.
2. For Office Seekers: It's the online version of the traditional newspaper questionnaires — our Candidate Upload Form is your way to reach our readers. You can even add photos and videos from the campaign trail.
3. Foggy: Continued humid conditions today, with patchy fog in the morning and highs in the 80s. Looks like the stickies will hang around through the end of the week.
4. Like Us on Facebook: Did you know that JohnstonPatch has its own Facebook page? It's a great way to stay updated with the stories that make the news in Johnston — and to offer comments and news tips. [Oh, and be sure to 'Like' our page — we'll 'Like' you back!]