Connecting our Community

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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June 20, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

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

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

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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