Evan Glass is executive director of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, a Montgomery County program that teaches teenagers to use media as tools for greater civic engagement. Before leading Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, Evan spent 12 years as a CNN journalist covering Congress, national politics and the 2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain. […]
Being a Realtor, currently with Greystone Realty, I have come to realize over the years how important the role of a real estate agent is. Buying and selling a home can be both emotional and stressful, but it can also be a pleasant and fun experience! Being a native of Montgomery County for 43 years, […]
In this blog I will talk about pain free living and ways you can empower yourself through movement to live healthy lifestyles.
Life is full of culinary adventures, and Montgomery County is full of places to fill food cravings of all kinds. Join restaurant reviewer and food enthusiast Simone Rattigan as she dishes on local restaurants, farmers markets and the array of culinary options right here at home. Join Simone on her food lovin’ journey, and share […]
Patrick Drengwitz is a recent graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology. He hopes that one day his passion for sports coverage will snag him a position with a prestigious news station. This blog will comment on all things sports, with a particular focus on Nationals baseball, Redskins […]
A small town, nestled between the three biggest cities in the state, Damascus’ history is as rich as its present. It is a farm town to some, a suburb to others and home to thousands. Living in Damascus for close to 30 years, Betsy Freeman has seen it grow and change and yet stay the […]
Team Results USA’s CEO John Kolm is an innovator of 21st century team productivity programs, a best-selling author, and a former intelligence officer. Originally from Australia, John formed Team Results in 1996 with retired business partner and decorated veteran Peter Ring as the end result of an experiment that began in 1993. Driven by frustration […]
Backpack Journalism is a form of broadcast journalism where the individual is the reporter, camera operator, and editor. These individuals have the ability to get into their neighborhoods and communities to find stories that matter to them. These reporters are vital to getting the word out in Montgomery County. Here at Montgomery Community Media we […]
Harmony Express is an a capella men’s chorus featuring the barbershop style. Founded five years ago in Germantown, Harmony Express performs at sporting events, retirement homes, civic organizations, town festivals, restaurants, private parties and other venues. Besides offering entertainment, Harmony Express tries to contribute to the quality of life for all county residents. In August, […]
Omri Haberman is a Trainer for MCM’s Training and Volunteer Services department. Omri has been with MCM for five years, wearing multiple hats. He has experience as a production technician, teaching assistant and playback operator. This blog will focus on current and upcoming classes at MCM. It is intended for anybody who wants to learn […]
The Bethesda Big Train is a non-profit organization that is committed to raising money to improve the quality of youth baseball fields in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia since 1998. During the summer, the Bethesda Big Train runs a collegiate summer league baseball team for top division-1 players. The players also act as […]
Marilyn Balcombe is the President/CEO of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. She manages a vibrant local Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber serves almost 400 members by hosting over 30 networking events each year, as well as providing educational seminars and special events. Marilyn also is the Legislative Voice for the local business community. Her goal […]
Jordan P. Cooper is a Democratic candidate for Delegate of District 16 in the Maryland General Assembly. Jordan was born and raised in North Bethesda, attended K-12 in MCPS, and began his lifelong commitment to public service in the same community which he now seeks to represent in the state legislature. Jordan has extensive legislative […]
Marlyn Ferguson, the founder of www.StrategicShoppingNetwork.com, had one of the fastest growing blogs around that helped people save on groceries, travel, entertainment, retail and much more. But things changed rapidly in the Fall of 2012, when she became a member of Club C – the Club no one wants to join! In September 2012, she […]
Nancy Frieder hopes her passion for assisting students with their college and post graduate application essays shines through in her blogs. She created The Write Stuff Help to reduce the stress for the applicants and their parents by helping the student pinpoint an essay topic and write it in a way to attract admissions officers. […]
Health care has changed significantly over the past 20 years. The latest and most popular health insurance plans are Consumer Driven Health Plans. These plans shift the risk from the health insurance companies, to you, consumer. Medicare changes to reimbursements for medical facilities and for medical providers is causing hospitals to change their way of […]
Dorothy R. Martin is an author, designer and educator who routinely shows her work at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Every year you can find her amazing work at the Home Arts Building. Dorothy will guide you through the fun and inspiration in the Home Arts Division. Entries will delight your eye. Highlights include arts […]
Health, life and relationships with a little hint of happiness and quantum physics. The laws of the universe are in action on my blog.
The DC Go To Mom is a blog that reviews local, regional, and statewide cultural, entertainment, and social happenings (and even national travel!) that are especially well-suited for the chic, outgoing mom with new-age kids! Raisa Lefe’ Rouse, is a wife and “renaissance momma” to two boys ages 5 & 7, and a baby girl. […]
Simple Elegance, Dynamic Balance, and Effortless Flow: these are the elements that accentuate the Art of Living. We set out to discover these essential elements in everyday life through our lenses, and showcase the Elementi Style. Journey with Shawn Cartwright and explore Eastern and Western culture, arts and lifestyle.
Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. Her blog will tell stories about the Latino community, services, and events happening in Montgomery County. A blog about culture, different traditions and the diversity of people and businesses in the community. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter […]
Don’t pay more in taxes than you have to. Take full advantage of all deductions and credits available. Planning is the key to successfully and legally reducing your tax liability. The author, Juanita Farmer, is the Managing Partner of J.D. Farmer & Associates, LLC, a public accounting firm, located in Germantown. Rely on this blog for tips […]
Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer is a Multimedia Bilingual Specialist with Montgomery County Recreation. She has lived in the County for 26 years and has been in the fields of media, public relations and marketing for most of that time. She began working in radio as a DJ when she was 15 years old. Currently one of her […]
Mitti Hick is the Community Engagement Specialist and Reporter at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). Her “Flipside: The story behind the story” blog is to give readers a different perspective and angle of a story. She hopes to give you an inside look at various professions and businesses throughout Montgomery County
In May 2015, a year after longtime Montgomery County resident Harry Zubkoff passed away, daughter Elaine Blackman relaunched the blog her dad began at age 88. She posts newfound essays, musings, historical notes, and excerpts from published and unpublished stories, novels, and poems, all mined from his computer and voluminous paper files. As a Jewish […]
Tony Spearman-Leach is the Director of Development and Communications for Montgomery Community Television | myMCMedia.org in Rockville, Maryland. Tony will be blogging from the 2013 Annual Conference of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in San Diego. Tony was chosen to be an AFP Diversity Fellow at the conference. As an AFP Diversity Fellow, Tony will work to […]
Leveling the Playing Field has been in operation for four years. The organization has a 6,000 square foot warehouse in Silver Spring, MD. LPF has donated just under a million dollars to over one hundred organizations that span from local county programs as far as Guatemala, Israel and Malawi. Check out our website at levelingtheplayingfield.org […]
Girl Scouts have been active in our community for almost 100 years. From camping, to exploring the DC Metro area, to helping others, Girl Scouts are always on the go and having fun. Follow them right here as girls from Service Unit 31-6 of Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital open a new door to […]
Greg Wims has 45 years of volunteer service to the community.He is the producer of Montgomery Matters TV show on MCM, an 8th generation Montgomery County native, has volunteered with 60 non-profit organizations over 45 years and he is also the founder of the Victims’ Rights Foundation. He is the area Governor for the Bethesda […]
Shelley Schneiderman Ducker wears many hats – mom, wife, daughter, sister, communicator, coordinator and traveler. Her passion for adventure travel has taken her to more than 70 countries around the world and 34 states here in the U.S. Born in DC and raised in Montgomery County, Shelley seeks out adventure and new experiences not just […]
Raising beef livestock, from birth to fair. My name is Jordan Leigh Gregory, I am an 18 year old in college about to begin my sophomore year at Carroll Community College. I have been showing at the Montgomery County Ag Fair since I was 8 years old, and raising livestock my whole life. I am active […]
I cover personal finance issues that face Gen X and the Middle Class. I also focus on the financial impact of life transitions such as divorce, job changes, or death of a partner. Each month I will also be sharing a market commentary titled “Here’s To Your Wealth”. My blog is designed to provide useful […]
This blog seeks to share events and information about the Hispanic community in Montgomery County, with a special focus on the growing Hispanic small business community. If there is an activity or event that you would like to share with the Hispanic community, please contact us and we would love to share your information. Email […]
The Ingleside at King Farm continuing care retirement community in Rockville leads the way by creating diverse and enriched opportunities through distinctive and sustainable residential settings where active seniors live in vibrant, caring, and spiritually rich communities, and where they can rely on continuing wellness and healthcare services for themselves and their neighbors. Hear the […]
Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager and Producer at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). Her “Inside MCM” blog is designed to give Montgomery County residents a behind the scenes look at what is happening and coming up at Montgomery Community Media. You can also stay connected with MCM by following our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Do you feel like a deer in the headlights when someone mentions insurance? Well, Joe Sperling, J.D. on insurance can help. Life, disability and Long-Term Care insurance don’t have to be scary. This blog will give you valuable information that is easy on the brain. Joe will help you see how to protect yourself and […]
Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media. A mom of four busy kids, Krista has her foot in high school, middle school and elementary school as well as on the soccer field, baseball diamond, track and volleyball court. Inside her blog Keeping up with the Kids celebrates youth in Montgomery County, their […]
Larry Merewitz MCM’s Training and Volunteer Services Mgr. will keep us updated on events going on in the Olney, Brookeville area. There are always new shows at the Theatre, restaurants opening and other events like National Night Out in Olney and of course the farmers market. I am expanding my area to highlight different places I visit, events I go […]
As a teacher with 28 years of experience, Mary Ruth McGinn has always sought innovative ways to meet the needs of each of her students. She has spent her entire career in schools where a majority of students speak English as a second language and where poverty significantly impacts the learning experiences and opportunities of […]
The purpose of my blog is to expose the best college athletes in the DMV area. Schools to talk about are Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington, and University of Maryland College Park. Wilson Maguwah is a former Penn State student athlete who graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism and African Studies. After college he […]
Bringing humor to the many challenges of parenting, driving a gigantic SUV full of smelly boys and their friends, letting go of the idea of perfection and tackling middle age all serve as my inspiration. We all have common experiences, I just share my take on the absurdity of every day life.
Since 1983, Manna has been feeding Montgomery County’s food insecure residents. In our 30 years of service, Manna has served nearly 3 million people, 700,000 households, and distributed 45 million pounds of food. As the designated food bank for Montgomery County we are the main resource people turn to when they find themselves in need […]
Culture is the glue that binds us together. It teaches us to embrace our differences and seek commonalities. It’s history passed down from generation to generation. Culture is embracing what was, what is and what can be. My journey is to embrace, learn and share our world through culture, travel, lifestyle and entertainment – one […]
Maximum Business Potential provides businesses with a proven customer-focused plan based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence so they are always improving their competitiveness and performance.
Elan Medoff is a senior at the Berman Hebrew Academy, and an intern here at Montgomery Community Media. He plans on studying Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, after taking a gap year abroad. Elizabeth Pamboukian is an 18 year-old intern at MCM. She is currently a senior at the Academy of the […]
The purpose of this blog is to inspire our community to be mindful of what is good in the world, to focus on the positive, to be solution oriented and empower one another to make the world a better place. Dara Feldman has been a passionate educator for over 25 years and spent most of […]
Merlyn Reineke is Executive Director of Montgomery Community Media, which provides media training and community-based content by-and-for the residents of Montgomery County. Merlyn’s blog focuses on all-things media, with an emphasis on how community-based media can make our county a better place to live, work and play.
Take a journey with me as we explore the best ways to stay healthy, and motivated to accomplish all of our dreams. Eating and drinking the right things, and staying positive will help us to remain focused on the multiple tasks that are in front of us all. Fruits, veggies and herbs have been nature’s […]
The MoCo Student (www.mocostudent.org) is an independent, countywide news network created in 2012 to share fresh and relevant information written by youth to the wider Montgomery County student body. Since its creation, the organization has been entirely student-run. Today, the MoCo Student is staffed by over 60 selected writers, artists, filmmakers, and editors from more than 20 MCPS middle […]
I am a survivor of domestic violence. In this blog I’ll talk about how to break the silence of abuse and I’ll share my motivation and encouragement to move away from a destructive relationship. I’ll share regional sources of help and how to break your silence. I am an example that there is life after being […]
Valerie Bonk is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media as well as a dance teacher, choreographer and proud former homeschooler. Her blog will uncover the untold stories of Montgomery County and introduce diverse people and businesses of interest in the community. She can be reached at VBonk@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter […]
Join Golden Heart award winner and novelist, Diana Belchase, at On My Mind as she explores life in the Maryland/DC area. She’ll be brining you print and video interviews with bestselling authors, book news, and details about restaurants, theater, local arts and life in all its glory. Remember, Diana would like to know what’s on […]
Karen O’Keefe has been a freelance writer in Atlanta, GA and Montgomery County, MD, since 1984. Prior to that time, she worked for a committee in the U.S. House, a public relations firm and as a Congressional press secretary. Since 2003, O’Keefe has been a regular news reporter and columnist for The Town Courier, an […]
This blog will provide readers with transition and life coaching advice on various topics in order to maximize your potential. In addition to an inside look on a self-reflective journey.
Phil Fabrizio is an event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc in Glen Echo. […]
The White Flint area is transforming into a vibrant, walkable community. Keep current on all the exciting Pike District news with Friends of White Flint Executive Director Amy Ginsburg.
This blog will serve as a commentary that explores issues related to the intersection of American politics, race, and gender. Its focus is on the leadership of diverse women who served or currently serve in a role that contributes to shaping the outcome of political campaigns or civic engagement/voting efforts. The blog will also explore […]
In this blog I share what it’s like to live and work in a small town, the people I meet and the things that go on here. Poolesville wraps an agricultural reserve around a vibrant community where family and friends meet at the local Poolesville High football games, march in the town parade and hang […]
Join me in creating amazing flash fiction. Provide the first line of a story or a quirky character name to get me started, an unusual item you’d like me to incorporate into a story, or anything else that you think will stir my creative juices, including fun photos. I’ll choose one (or more) to inspire […]
Dr. Carey Heller is a licensed psychologist and founding partner with The Heller Psychology Group LLC, which is a small private practice located in Bethesda, Maryland near Montgomery Mall. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Heller conducts play, individual, and family psychotherapy for a variety of issues including ADHD, Autism, […]
Readers can expect a summary of each Quince Orchard boys’ soccer game for the 2016 season. Game summaries will usually be available the same night as the game. The author, Jeff Holmstead, is a long-time soccer fan and the proud father of a Quince Orchard soccer player. In an effort to keep other soccer fans informed […]
Zev Halpern is a couples counselor, coach and speaker with over 20 years of experience. He has a gift for successfully working with couples to restore trust, intimacy and communication in their relationship. His laid back yet straight shooting approach is the perfect combination to help couples deal with the issues that have been driving […]
Steve Simon is vice president of Van Eperen & Company, a Rockville-based strategic communications and public relations firm. A longtime Montgomery County political observer, he has been in the media and public relations field locally for nearly 30 years. In addition to serving as an independent public relations consultant, he has held previous posts as […]
Maureen Chowdhury is a Multimedia Journalist with Montgomery Community Media. Her blog will cover everything music, including concerts and performances happening in Montgomery County. This blog will dive into the diverse sounds that are a part of the Montgomery County community. She can be reached at Mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @MediaMaureen.
Tamika Smith is passionate and curious about the world. She grew up in Miami, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas and often wonders what motivates people to walk in their particular journeys in life.
Susan Burkinshaw is a 20+ year resident of Montgomery County. She is married and has three children in Montgomery County Public Schools. She has been a community advocate for over 10 years, primarily focusing on public safety, student health and safety, bullying prevention, teen drug and alcohol awareness, and best practices for prevention and intervention […]
Suzanne Hickey is an educator and videographer in Montgomery County. She teaches video to elementary school students and films various events around town. She is a mother of two grown children and is feathering her empty nest with interesting evenings out. Her video blog illustrates the fun to be had in Montgomery County and beyond.
Traveling the world by tasting the international cuisine here in Montgomery County. Hi everyone, my name is Willie James Inman and I’m a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist for Montgomery Community Media. I love to travel and one of the ways I can do that here in Montgomery County is by trying lots of […]
Mandi Wyndham is the Training & Volunteer Services Coordinator at MCM and instructor of the Summer Backpack Journalism Academy and Citizen Journalism. This blog will be giving a look inside MCM’s Summer Backpack Journalism Academy, Citizen Journalism class and the Training & Volunteer Services Department. Make sure you keep checking in for the latest and […]
This blog is a place where I will share my thoughts and love about film, which includes movie reviews and the latest updates in the cinematic world. All difference of opinions are welcome and I am open to any difference of opinion and to agree to disagree.
Follow the adventures of a single female diner as she navigates her way through all things dining related. Tina Patterson (aka Technicolorgirl) is a long time food enthusiast who enjoys exploring all things dining related – cooking classes, beverage tasting classes and events, exploring restaurant menus, and more. She credits her parents and maternal grandmother […]
Ted Leavengood is a baseball writer who is the managing editor for Seamheads.com a national baseball blog and writes a weekly column for MASN.com. He is co-host of a weekly podcast, “Outta the Parkway,” that airs every Friday night at 7 pm on the Seamheads Podcast Network and a member of the Society For American […]
Discover dance in your backyard with this blog that will give readers an inside look at the local dance scene. Dance enthusiast Megan Piluk will provide updates on dance professional and pre-professional performances in Montgomery County and DC, as well as, ways for the community to get involved in the arts. Piluk graduated from the […]
Jeff Getek is the public affairs manager for Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring. Working with over 2,500 residents provides Jeff with an amazing opportunity to share their life experiences, adventures and continued contributions in the community. As one resident recently told Jeff, “retirement from a career is not an end. It’s […]
A Sophomore at Watkins Mill High School. Gabriel Leonard brings his opinions, beliefs and predicitions on athletics and life to the local community. In his free time, Gabriel enjoys playing lacrosse, hanging out with his friends and writing for the Watkins Mill School Newspaper Follow Gabriel’s blog and share your opinion on local and national […]
Niki Wilson, Ph.D is V.P. of Marketing for Paragon Theaters, the new owners of Paragon Kentlands 10 in Gaithersburg. They have several other locations throughout Virginia, Florida, and Minnesota. Their office is based in South Florida. Originally from Fredericksburg, Va., Niki has communications degrees from Florida Atlantic University and Emerson College. With this blog, Niki […]
Animator, Videographer, Editor, and Marylander; my name is Joe Schlesinger. I have an added interest in any local production or programming. Please follow me as I learn what it takes to animate a feature length cartoon.
Greta Anderson, a junior at Rockville HS and associate editor for the Rockville Rampage, reports on and shares her opinion about current issues affecting DMV’s younger generation.
Follow me in this blog as I give you a behind the scenes look at volunteering at Montgomery Community Media. I am originally from the Netherlands, and now live and work in Montgomery County. My interest in MCM began at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in August 2011, which prompted me to sign up for […]
Gaynelle Evans is a freelance writer and television producer in Montgomery County.Today, she’s like other baby boomer residents who are semi-retired and who are working to reinvent themselves in ways thatfulfill dreams and pay the bills. A former reporter for Gannett News Service and USA Today and executive producer for Discovery, she’ll write about the […]
To inform and educate readers on today’s communications (public relations, marketing, social networking) trends and topics and how they can affect businesses and individuals.
Councilmember Valerie Ervin represents more than 200,000 residents who live in District 5, which makes up the eastern portion of Montgomery County, and includes Takoma Park and Silver Spring. The district also shares boundaries with Howard and Prince George’s counties and the District of Columbia. She was named last year as one of the 100 […]
I am a college student with aspirations of being the next great journalist from the DMV area. My readers should expect to read blogs highlighting high school, college, and professional sports as well. I hope you enjoy my blogs as much as I enjoy writing them.
This blog focuses on relevant issues for the Hispanics living in Montgomery and the DMV region. It typically covers issues around education, civic participation, small businesses development and relevant legislative information among other great topics. Este blog se enfoca en temas de interés para los hispanos en el Condado de Montgomery y la región metropolitana. […]
The World According to Marsha B. How I see the world and wondering if others see it as I do. A peek into my sense of fashion and style. All about my life and everyday scenarios.
Financial planning can be overwhelming to many. We’re here to help. We write on a variety of financial topics to help educate our community on financial literacy and personal finance. We welcome any suggestions of topics you would like us to write about.
Laura Rowles is the Director of Events & Marketing for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) serving almost 400 members by hosting over 30 networking events each year, as well as providing educational seminars and special events. The Chamber hosts numerous events each year including: breakfasts, lunches, after-five’s, ribbon cuttings and special events. The consensus […]
A Parent in Silver Spring
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Community Action Agency
Councilmember Nancy Floreen’s Blog
Cycle Moco: Bike Transportation in Montgomery County
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Interim Fire Chief Goldstein’s Blog
Just Up The Pike
Councilmember Nancy Navarro’s Blog
Mike Richman The Redskins Historian