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October 11, 2016 | Marian Merewitz


Connecting Our Community: Meet Monica Costa (VIDEO)

Women, what do we do when our car starts making noise? Do you feel confident when you bring it into a shop for repairs? Well on this episode we will meet a special lady that is trying to help us. Host Karen Allyn is joined by the owner of the 1st female owned auto repair shop […]

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October 6, 2016 | Marian Merewitz


Connecting Our Community: Meet Joel Bressler (VIDEO)

What does eating right mean to you? How does your diet affect how you feel and think? Hear what one expert says, on this episode of Connecting Our Community. Host Pat Shoemaker is joined by Joel Bressler, retired pharmacist, Nutritionist and author of Essentials of Nutrition: Good Nutrition vs. Malnutrition  Joel believes that doctors should use […]

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September 22, 2016 | Marian Merewitz


Connecting Our Community: The Good Egg Group (VIDEO)

What do good eggs and being a professional school counselor have in common? Find out more on this episode of Connecting Our Community. Host Pat Shoemaker introduces us to Sharon Stiefel, an award winning Professional School Counselor and author of the “Good Egg Group.” For more information about Sharon’s book, The Good Egg Group, you can go to […]

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July 26, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Max Levitt at Leveling the Playing field featured

Free Sports Equipment Keeps Young Athletes in the Game (VIDEO)

What would baseball be without a bat or hockey without skates? Too often the cost of the equipment keeps children in families with limited incomes from participating in sports. Many schools and community groups also cannot afford to provide what kids need to play baseball, hockey, football, soccer, tennis or other sports. That need is where Max Levitt […]

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June 20, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

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Connecting Our Community: Safe Teen Dating Public Service Announcement Contest

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. On this episode of Connecting Our Community, Host Karen Allyn is joined by two people that have been working hard to get the word out to parents in the community. Karen is joined by Cheryl Kravitz, a […]

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May 24, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

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Connecting Our Community ep. 100 Scottie Rescue

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Karen Allyn speaks with guests from the Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education and Rescue, “MASTER.” This group is located right here in Montgomery County. Jeanne Lishia, the President & Rescue Coordinator for the Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education and Rescue and Frank Lishia, a Board Member, show […]

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April 13, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

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Connecting Our Community: Autism Awareness

According to the Autism Society, The prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from 2000 to 2010. According to the CDC 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. have an autism spectrum disorder making Autism the fastest-growing developmental disability. Find out more on this episode of Connecting Our Community. Host Pat Shoemaker discusses […]

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April 4, 2016 | Ulysses Campbell


Batman v. Superman Movie Review (VIDEO)

Here is the Fantastic Forum NO SPOILERS review of the latest superhero movie in theaters now. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 151 minutes, rated PG-13 for violence

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March 15, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

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Connecting Our Community: Elder Care in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

It’s been said that by the year 2030, at least 3.5 million more healthcare professionals will be needed. In Montgomery County, the current need for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants is acute.  The Family & Nursing Care Foundation said that “this is not an acceptable situation.” On this episode of Connecting Our Community you will find out […]

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March 14, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

MCPD officer David McBain

A Dialogue with Montgomery County Police: The Children’s Inn at NIH (VIDEO)

On this episode of Dialagondo, host Blanca Kling shares information about the wonderful partnership with the Children’s Inn at NIH. On the first half of the show Blanca is joined by Laura King, Sr. Director of Volunteers and Community Outreach at the Inn and Lt. David McBain, Deputy Director of the Traffic Division of MCPD. Laura […]

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