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December 9, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

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Damascus Crowned 3A Football Champs (PHOTOS)

By most accounts along the sidelines last evening Franklin High School out played Damascus and was positioned to win.  Luck in both forms bad and good had followed Damascus all evening.  Fourth quarter time was running out for the Hornets and the Indians were on the 5-yard line in position to score to claim the […]

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December 9, 2016 | Laura Rowles

Colette Releford, On-Site.com & 2017 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Chair

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Names Releford Their Board Chair

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has named Colette Releford their 2017 Board of Directors Chair. Releford is the Regional Sales Manager for On-Site.com. “Colette has been involved in almost every aspect of the Chamber. She will be a tremendous resource and a great leader of this organization,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director. Releford […]

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December 9, 2016 | Laura Rowles

(l:r) 2017 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board of Directors: Paul Rachetta, First National Bank; David Hamerski, Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.; Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Rob Liebreich, Asbury Methodist Village; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus; PJ Horan, Mass Mutual Greater Washington; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®; Ellen Lambert, Baywood Hotels; Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Doug Wrenn, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; John Compton, GeneDx; Joe Bucci, Universities at Shady Grove; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Colette Releford, On-Site; Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Will Schlossenberg; Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors; John Olenick, WaveGard Inc.; Ray McKenzie, The Law Office of Raymond T. McKenzie, Esq.; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital and Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc; 
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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2017 Board of Directors Inducted

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors were inducted on Thursday, Dec. 8. The ceremony was conducted by Cathy Matthews, Director of the Montgomery County Upcounty Regional Services Center, at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. The 2016 GGCC Board of Directors: Chair: Colette Releford, On-Site.com Chair Elect: Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Treasurer: Adam […]

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December 8, 2016 | Dan Amzallag

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Message from the Universe: Do It, Just Like Nike Slogan

“Just do it. Everything you need to know, you know, and everything you need to have, you have. Everything! Time and Space is a primitive school. There are bigger challenges “out there,” bigger adventures, and lots more friends, but you gotta do what you gotta do, here and now. You gotta live the truths you’ve […]

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December 7, 2016 | Mike Bishop

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Let Them Yelp Cake

Sure, cupcakes were hot for a while. Cake pops came and went. But the truest form of this most delicious treat has stood the test of time — and the tastes of time. Whether it’s Jim’s Birthday or Janet’s wedding, Jo Jo’s anniversary, or Jill’s engagement to Jerry — there’s always something to celebrate with […]

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December 7, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

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November-Here’s To Your Wealth

The Markets:  November, at least as far as the stock market is concerned, was the opposite of March: it came in like a lamb and went out like a lion. At the start of the month, there was caution and uncertainty about the election and its impact on the stock market. The conventional wisdom was […]

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December 7, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

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Harry’s Wit and Wisdom in More Random Letters

I routinely hear from my dad’s old friends and family members that they look forward to learning things they never knew about him each week in this blog. If you, too, have enjoyed the letters Harry wrote in several earlier posts on this blog, you’ll like the following letters, also recovered from his computer files. […]

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December 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

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December Recreation Happenings

RecCalendar December 2016 December 1:  Drop In Bridge East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manow way, Silver Spring, MD 20904 240.777.8090 1-4pm Come drop in every Thursday and play with us. Free/Gratis   December 1:  Live Music with Dale Jarrett Holiday Park Senior Center 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20906 240.777.4999 1-2pm Dale is […]

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December 6, 2016 | Dan Amzallag

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Message From the Universe: Getting the Early Bird Worm

“It’s true, the early bird gets the worm. So does the late bird and the bird in-between. Because, by design, there are always more than enough worms. In fact, the only bird that doesn’t get a worm is the bird that doesn’t go out to get one. Oh, to be alive… The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com […]

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December 5, 2016 | Christen Milstead

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New Ingleside Program for Persons with Dementia-related Cognitive Impairment

Registration is now open for a new program for persons with dementia-related cognitive impairment at Ingleside at King Farm. The program is limited to 10 participants per day to support an individualized and socially connective environment. Program staff will include a licensed geriatric nursing assistant and certified dementia practitioner. WHAT:  Ingleside at King Farm’s “Ingleside […]

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