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December 6, 2017 | Mary Ruth McGinn

The Trust Walk (VIDEO)

Learning how to lead and how to follow are difficult concepts, even for adults. But these eight-year-olds must understand the importance of both as they begin working in collaborative job groups to create and produce their original opera. What does it mean to trust? How do I let go of my fears and allow someone […]

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December 4, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

Every Player… Every Play Weekend (PHOTOS)

Getting to the final weekend of the high school football season is no easy task. Ultimately it means it’s your last game of the year and perhaps for some of the students, their last football game.  Cheers or Tears.  All winners no losers.  To 2A State Champion Damascus and 4A State Runner Up Quince Orchard, […]

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December 4, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Age and Dementia Friendly Montgomery County

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker is joined by guests, Marcia Pruzan and Lylie Fisher. Marcia Pruzan is a Senior Fellow in the office of Aging and Disability Services. Marcia is working with the Age-Friendly program which is being incorporated into Montgomery County. Lylie Fisher is working with the Dementia […]

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December 4, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Why Long-Term Interest Rates May Not Rise In 2018

The U.S. economy has been in growth mode since 2009, and many investors have been anticipating significant interest-rate increases. This may be a logical expectation because, historically, the Fed has raised rates to slow down the risk of inflation during market expansions. Our current economic growth, as measured by GDP, is greater than 2.5%, and […]

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December 2, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: The Real Meaning of Life

“You can look at life like this: If you’re not now surrounded by laughing friends, taking amazing journeys, and constantly choosing between lots of fun things to do, it’s just because you haven’t gotten to that part yet. Whooohoooo, The Universe”©Mike Dooley, Work Hard and Play Hard, and this is how everyone should live their […]

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December 1, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

Spread the Love at University of Maryland Smith School

In between Thanksgiving and the Winter Solstice over 60 University of Maryland students gathered to spread the love for Martha’s Table.  It was a giving project by a team of six current Robert E. Smith Business School Part-Time MBA students. Calling the event PB&J for Martha’s Table their goal was making and delivering 500 peanut […]

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December 1, 2017 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Montgomery County Recreation Highlights for December

Montgomery County Recreation RecCalendar – December 2017 Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2018. December 1: Adult Basketball Leagues Winter 2018 Registration is on the way for Men’s, Men’s 3 on 3, Women’s Drop-In, and 60+. Each regular league will play a 6-game season plus playoffs. The 2018 season begins January 14 and ends […]

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December 1, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: Time of the Year Again

“Haven’t all the years you’ve spent being Santa Claus, been more fun than all the years you spent waiting for Santa Claus?   And not just for the joy you’ve helped place on your favorite faces, but for your ability to act instead of wait. Acting makes the suspense bearable. It gives you a starring […]

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November 27, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: When You Need More than Hard Work to Succeed

“No matter how hard you work, prepare, or calculate, the final ingredient necessary to leap hurdles and manifest dreams will always come down to a little spark of magic that no amount of physical maneuvering can ensure; while simply remembering that you’re not alone, can. Flick my bic, The Universe”©Mike Dooley,   It takes more […]

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November 27, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

Penn State Returns to College Park

1993, that is the last time Penn State played a football game in the horse-shoe shaped stadium in College Park, University of Maryland.  Saturday, Penn State walked away with a 66-3 win ending Maryland’s football season. Ask any Montgomery County high school counseling office to estimate the number of applications to a major four-year out […]

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