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July 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Mooers guests include Fred Evans, Amy Fier, Tufail Ahmad, and Merlyn Reineke. Mooers and the panel discuss the public schools with Fred Evans, two programs offered by EveryMind with Amy Fier, the community service work Montgomery County Muslim Foundation does with Tufail Ahmad. Montgomery Community Media’s Chief Executive Officer […]

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July 19, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

Fields of Gold in Poolesville (PHOTOS)

Updated views of the Sunflower Fields at the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville as of Wednesday, July 19.  

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July 19, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Twenty Public Safety Officials Honored at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty Upcounty Police Officers and a Firefighter at their 22nd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 14. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The Annual Public Safety Awards honor the Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and Emergency Service professionals protecting the Upcounty of […]

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July 18, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

10 Photo Tips for Taking Sunflower Pics (PHOTOS)

Sunflowers. Everyone is going crazy about the sunflower bloom. In the next 14 days all focus (ahh!) will be on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (MBWMA) in Poolesville. I got out this weekend to take a sneak peak at the fields. Believe what the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is telling you. The bloom […]

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July 18, 2017 | Elaine Blackman

Historical Notes Highlight Pentagon Players – Part 3

On this page we see more reflections from Harry’s early Pentagon years. Whether he intended anyone to see them (other than the original recipient) we’ll never know. As our family reads these notes, however, we can pair some of his experiences with the Pentagon photos taken during his career. I found these notes dated Jan. […]

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July 17, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Minimizing Tax on Mutual Fund Activities

Tax law generally treats mutual fund shareholders as if they directly owned a proportionate share of the fund’s portfolio of securities and you must report as income any mutual fund distributions, whether or not they are reinvested. Thus, all dividends and interest from securities in the portfolio, as well as any capital gains from the […]

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July 17, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Univers: The Joy of Success

“I know how you feel about being famous. It’s not something you consider important, nor something you’ve ever aspired to. Bravo. Hey, it might happen one day, probably will, but it’s not what you’re about. After all, there are so many more delights, surprises, indulgences, and treats that are far more meaningful in time and […]

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July 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Traffic Congestion, Maryland Gubernatorial Election (VIDEO)

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss traffic congestion and the potential second Potomac River crossing, the politics of the upcoming Gubernatorial election, and more. This week’s panel of political observers includes Sam Statland, Mark Uncapher, Phil Bell, and Rich Parsons. You can watch the […]

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July 17, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Loretta Garcia: Moved by Political Movements

For this month, Politics Within Politics features Loretta Garcia, an elected member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC), representing District 16. Loretta, an attorney, has worn many hats in politics at the local, state and national level.  Loretta recently sat down with us to provide insight on her introduction to politics and how […]

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July 14, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Why International Stocks May Continue To Outperform In 2017

When asked how he was able to be such a successful hitter, baseball great Willie Keeler famously responded “I hit them where they ain’t!” In other words, he saw an opening that others weren’t watching, and he aimed for it. Applied to investing, that same philosophy can sometimes eventually pay off. For example, consider international […]

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