Connecting our Community

March 30, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Category Five Wind Ensemble (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker is joined by the chairman and conductor for the Category 5 Wind Ensemble, Dan Sitomer. Learn how these talented volunteers go around Maryland to encourage and promote music. To learn more about the Category 5 Wind Ensemble you can visit their website, Category5WindEnsemble.org

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March 17, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Teen Dating Violence and Abuse (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker discusses safe relationships and the Choose Respect Public Service Announcement contest with Debbie Feinstein, chief of the Special Victims Division at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Rebecca Smondrowski, a Montgomery County board of education member. Previous winning PSA’s done by local students are […]

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March 8, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Meet Chef Sheila Crye (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Karen Allyn is joined by Certified Culinary Professional, Chef Sheila Crye. Sheila directs four 14 week after-school cooking programs, each with a capacity of 15-20 participants, created especially for at-risk middle school youth. Young Chefs is one among an array of after-school activities offered through an umbrella program called Excel Beyond […]

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February 24, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Sulam (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Karen Allyn meets with Lianne Heller, the Director of Sulam. Sulam believes that a high quality education should be available to children in the metro Washington area irrespective of their learning differences. This wonderful organization is setting a great example of a program that is working for our […]

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January 18, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: The Brookeville Beer Farm (VIDEO)

The craft beer industry continues to grow and become more popular. On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Karen Allyn introduces us to one of  Montgomery County’s newest craft beer providers, The Brookeville Beer Farm. Guests Phil Muth, Co-owner and Kenny Borkmann the head brewer give us a lesson about beer, how they got started and […]

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January 9, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Friendship Circle of Greater Washington

Children and young adults with special needs can often find it challenging to just find a friend to hang out with and feel part of the larger community. On this episode of Connecting Our Community Host Karen Allyn meets with Chana Kaplan who will tell us about The Friendship Circle of Greater Washington.  The Friendship […]

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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 MarcoProducts.com. […]

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July 26, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

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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