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November 8, 2017 | Daryl Schultz

Sherwood High School Advances in State Volleyball Playoffs With Win Over Blair (PHOTOS)

The night began with Blair High School scoring six unanswered points on their way to taking the first game of the best three out of five Maryland State volleyball playoff match.  As the match progressed Sherwood gained the upper hand in a seesaw struggle to even the games at one a piece.  The Warriors winning […]

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November 7, 2017 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

How GOP Tax Plan May Affect You

2017 Taxable Income How You May Feel Reason         Single   $0 to $9,235     Why me?   Small tax hike (up to $190) $9,326 to $37,950   TY Small tax cut (~$280 to $1,100/yr) $37,951 to $45,000   Yay! Decent tax cut ($4,900 to $5,800/yr) $45,001 to $91,900   Meh […]

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November 7, 2017 | Daryl Schultz

St. Johns Dominant Second Half Ends in Convincing 32-14 Win Over Gonzaga

Saturday November 4th Burtonsville, Maryland Gonzaga vs St. Johns at Paint Branch High School The game between the Eagles of Gonzaga and the Cadets of St. Johns began with a blocked punt resulting in a safety for St. Johns. After the free kick the Cadets marched down the field and scored to make it 9-0 […]

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November 4, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Keys to Implementing a Successful Volunteer Program

Turns out building relationships with non-profit partners and those that volunteer within your organization is essential to success. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Group held a panel discussion on “Volunteerism – Recruitment / Retention / Empowerment“. The conversation was focused on recruiting, retaining and creating meaningful experiences for volunteers. The roundtable conversation included panelists […]

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November 1, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

Kentlands’ Halloween (PHOTOS)

What is it about Kentland’s and Halloween?  What makes this particular secular fall celebration such a destination in upper Montgomery County?  For me it draws comparison to springtime in Kenwood with their cherry blossom lined streets.  The answer to my questions lies somewhere between Kentlands (and it’s neighbor the Lakelands) being a walkable community and […]

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November 1, 2017 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Montgomery County Recreation Highlights for November

Montgomery County Recreation RecCalendar – November 2017 November 1: Painting Long Branch Senior Center 8700 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20912 240-777-6975 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Painting classes taught by artist Carol Clatterbuck explores acrylic, mixed media and a variety of techniques, subjects, landscapes, still life and abstract. Drawing ability not necessary. Focus […]

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October 31, 2017 | Daryl Schultz

Good Counsel’s #7 Ranked Falcons Upset #2 Ranked Gonzaga Eagles 27-7 (PHOTOS)

Last Friday night was Senior Night at Good Counsel High School as the #7 ranked Falcons played host to #2 ranked Eagles of Gonzaga High School. The first half saw the defenses of both teams cause interceptions and fumbles which led to the half ending with Good Counsel unable to push across the goal line […]

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October 30, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Five Facts to Know Before You Register to Vote in Montgomery County

County residents still have time to sign up to vote between now and June 5, 2018. Here are some key facts to know before registering to vote in Montgomery County for the very first time. Did You Know…Voters must have a political party affiliation to vote in the Primary Election? Be prepared to state your […]

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October 27, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

County Golf Stars at State Championship (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County High Schools in the 3A/4A division took many top honors this week in the MPSSAA State Golf Championship. Over the period of three days the University of Maryland Golf Course hosted the state championship with the 3A/4A playing on Monday, 1A/2A playing on Tuesday and the top low score finishers all competing on […]

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October 27, 2017 | Girl Scout SU 31-6

Troop 3002 October Update

Cadette troop 3002 had a busy month of October. The troop hosted its annual “Fit and Fierce” event on October 1st. This event promotes fitness in the community. On October 8th, the troop made several bags of trail mix snacks for Martha’s table. On October 15 the troop volunteered at the World of Montgomery Festival. […]

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