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Alley Oop Sports Scoop

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Patrick Drengwitz is a recent graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology. He hopes that one day his passion for sports coverage will snag him a position with a prestigious news station. This blog will comment on all things sports, with a particular focus on Nationals baseball, Redskins […]

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Club C: Embracing Life with Cancer in MoCo

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Marlyn Ferguson, the founder of, had one of the fastest growing blogs around that helped people save on groceries, travel, entertainment, retail and much more. But things changed rapidly in the Fall of 2012, when she became a member of Club C – the Club no one wants to join! In September 2012, she […]

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Councilmember Riemer at the DNC

Hans Riemer

Hans Riemer, elected to an At-large seat on the Montgomery County Council in 2010, represents nearly a million residents in a thriving and diverse community with a history of responsible government. Hans is a champion for policies that leverage public transportation to support job creation, housing, environmental protection, walkable communities and a better quality of […]

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DV Youth Summer Camp


 This summer we are offering for the first time a Digital Video Media camp for middle and high school kids. This is designed to introduce them to TV production and all the elements that go into it. They will be  getting hands on experience with the technical parts as well as the producing needs of TV production. The […]

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Edell's Premises - Gary Edell's Take on Commercial Real Estate

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Gary Edell began his real estate career in 1988 with Carey Winston (now Transwestern Commercial Services) where he spent 8 years representing tenants and landlords throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.  During those 8 years, Gary was involved in over 1 million square feet of leasing transactions.  In 1996 Gary became the Vice President of Leasing […]

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Furloughed Fed

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Robin Ferrier works in the Office of Communications at the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She is also the Vice Chair of the Gaithersburg Book Festival and a published fiction author. Prior to working at NIH, she spent 6 years working for Johns Hopkins University. She also worked for Choice Hotels, a non-fiction […]

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Have Kids, Will Travel

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Shelley Schneiderman Ducker wears many hats – mom, wife, daughter, sister, communicator, coordinator and traveler. Her passion for adventure travel has taken her to more than 70 countries around the world and 34 states here in the U.S. Born in DC and raised in Montgomery County, Shelley seeks out adventure and new experiences not just […]

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Hispanic Connection with Cely Argueta

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This blog seeks to share events and information about the Hispanic community in Montgomery County, with a special focus on the growing Hispanic small business community. If there is an activity or event that you would like to share with the Hispanic community, please contact us and we would love to share your information. Email […]

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I Am.. Lynda Miriga

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In this industry, pretty girls are a dime-a-dozen.. what the world needs is not just a striking look, but a fierce personality in corporation with attitude, professionalism, knowledge, and networking. I am a poet, singer, blogger, swimmer, but most importantly, my career as a model has taken me around the globe from Africa to UAE […]

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Kasey Cunningham

Kasey Cunningham

Kasey Cunningham covers the latest community events in Montgomery County. Her passion for visual storytelling brought her to news internships at Maryland Public Television and the NBC affiliate WHAG-TV. Now, she writes science articles and coordinates outreach events at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC. She loves interviewing county residents to find out […]

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Kelly Leonard

Kelly Leonard

The purpose of this blog is to educate and empower Montgomery County business professionals by providing access to relevant information and resources.

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Mark Morrison - Local Online Marketing

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Mark Morrison is a local marketing specialist who works with businesses that range from just a single employee to larger staffed companies. He helps companies with their online presence. He helps increase their visibility, capture leads and grow sales. His strategies include direct marketing websites, Search Engine Optimization, mobile marketing, Google pay per click marketing […]

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Mark Uncapher

Mark Uncapher

Mark Uncapher has been Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party since 2008. The party represents over 125,000 registered voters, Professionally he is a telecommunications lawyer and previously served as a Counsel to a Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He and his wife Robin are both graduates of George Washington […]

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Michelle Chavez

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Michelle Chavez has years of experience in the journalism field. Still a senior in high school, she has managed to get internships as well as numerous positions in editing, reporting, and photographing on the local and national level. She now hopes to share stories about community interests, events and venues.

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Mike Sesma at the DNC

Mike Sesma, Gaithersburg City Councilmember

Michael A. Sesma is a Neuroscientist, Educator, Federal Health Scientist Administrator, and Elected Municipal Official. He is a Maryland Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Elected to Gaithersburg City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, Sesma is the first Hispanic and minority elected to the Gaithersburg City Council in city history. His municipal […]

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On Second Glance

Karen O'Keefe of "On Second Glance"

Karen O’Keefe has been a freelance writer in Atlanta, GA and Montgomery County, MD, since 1984. Prior to that time, she worked for a committee in the U.S. House, a public relations firm and as a Congressional press secretary. Since 2003, O’Keefe has been a regular news reporter and columnist for The Town Courier, an […]

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Redskins Blitz with Mike Richman

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Mike Richman, a long-time Redskins fanatic who grew up in Montgomery County, is Mr. Multimedia when it comes to the Redskins.  He’s also no stranger to fans of the burgundy and gold.  His web site is Mike is the foremost authority on Redskins history. He authored the most comprehensive journalistic account of the franchise, […]

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Says Simon

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Steve Simon is vice president of Van Eperen & Company, a Rockville-based strategic communications and public relations firm. A longtime Montgomery County political observer, he has been in the media and public relations field locally for nearly 30 years. In addition to serving as an independent public relations consultant, he has held previous posts as […]

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Spotlighting Your Community with Tamika Smith

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Tamika Smith is passionate and curious about the world. She grew up in Miami, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas and often wonders what motivates people to walk in their particular journeys in life.

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Suz Time Out With Suzanne Hickey

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Suzanne Hickey is an educator and videographer in Montgomery County. She teaches video to elementary school students and films various events around town. She is a mother of two grown children and is feathering her empty nest with interesting evenings out. Her video blog illustrates the fun to be had in Montgomery County and beyond.

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Ted Leavengood on Baseball

Ted Leavengood

Ted Leavengood is a baseball writer who is the managing editor for a national baseball blog and writes a weekly column for He is co-host of a weekly podcast, “Outta the Parkway,” that airs every Friday night at 7 pm on the Seamheads Podcast Network and a member of the Society For American […]

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The Village View

photo Joanna Goldberg

Hello! I’m JoAnna, Director of Marketing for Storage Village and Curatorial Director of Figment DC. I was born and raised in Montgomery County, a Bethesda native. My mission is to inspire creativity and the exchange of ideas in my community. I will be blogging about local community service initiatives and free community art events in […]

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Think Again! with Gaynelle Evans

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Gaynelle Evans is a freelance writer and television producer in Montgomery County.Today, she’s like other baby boomer residents who are semi-retired and who are working to reinvent themselves in ways thatfulfill dreams and pay the bills. A former reporter for Gannett News Service and USA Today and executive producer for Discovery, she’ll write about the […]

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Trampling Down Walls & Eradicating Excuses

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Fleet Feet Sports, Gaithersburg was recently named to competitor’s ‘Top 50 Running Stores in America’ list and we are focused on providing the absolute best customer service in the industry through our comprehensive FIT process. The FIT process is our philosophy, or FITlosophy, and is the approach to everything we do, from shoe and sports […]

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Unadulterated Truth About Life

photo Urrikka Woods-Scott

The purpose of the blog is to share the chronicles of an emerging social entrepreneur in Montgomery County. Urrikka Woods-Scott is on a mission to provide innovative services to under-served older adults and people with disabilities, as well as, savvy solutions for caregivers and organizations seeking assistance in meeting the needs of these populations. She […]

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Valerie Ervin At The DNC

Valerie Ervin at the DNC

Councilmember Valerie Ervin represents more than 200,000 residents who live in District 5, which makes up the eastern portion of Montgomery County, and includes Takoma Park and Silver Spring. The district also shares boundaries with Howard and Prince George’s counties and the District of Columbia. She was named last year as one of the 100 […]

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Valerie Ervin's SNAP Challenge

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Councilmember Valerie Ervin represents more than 200,000 residents who live in District 5, which makes up the eastern portion of Montgomery County, and includes Takoma Park and Silver Spring. The district also shares boundaries with Howard and Prince George’s counties and the District of Columbia. Councilmember Ervin will be joining residents, non-profit leaders, business owners […]

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Wellness Wednesdays Weekly Musings

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Simone Sophia is the Premier Healthy Weight Gain & Lifestyle Expert. Through group coaching, one-on-one advising and online seminars, she shows frustrated entrepreneurs, busy professionals and young adults who are ready to invest in themselves, how to gain healthy weight, detox their systems, reshape their bodies and rejuvenate their minds. The purpose of this blog […]

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Work Never Ends!

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My alarm clock goes off at 2:19 a.m. every morning. Do I have your attention? I have 3 children under the age of 6 and a step-daughter who is a pre-teen, three dogs and a husband. My work never ends. I am a news video journalist/editor for a local television station. Every day is new […]

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