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October 11, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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February 12, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

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Meet Local Children’s Authors Karen Leggett Abouraya and Lulu Delacre (VIDEO)

Our schools reflect our changing demographics but what about our library books? Can our children see themselves represented when they look for a book to read? On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker will introduce you to two local award winning children’s authors. Karen Leggett Abouraya is a journalist and the author of Hands […]

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February 2, 2016 | Marian Merewitz

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Connecting Our Community: Inclusive Higher Education (VIDEO)

When we think about young adults with intellectual disabilities, we don’t often associate them with going to college. After tonight’s episode we should all be able to think differently.   On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Dr. Meg Grigal, the Co-Director of THINK College and Senior Research Fellow with the […]

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