Local Blogs

Around Town Damascus

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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 […]

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At the Workplace

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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 […]

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Autism After 21

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Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Madison House Autism Foundation (MHAF) partners with families, universities, governments, and businesses to create a more inclusive world for adults with autism. MHAF also operates Madison Fields, a farm in Dickerson, MD that offers riding lessons to individuals with special needs, wounded veterans, and the broader community. 500,0000 children with autism will reach […]

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Backpack Journalism

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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 […]

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Barbershop Old but New Again

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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, […]

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Bay Country

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Daryl Schultz is a retired MCPS teacher and varsity coach.  For the past 25 years he has enjoyed sports, outdoors, pet and family event photography. He brings over three decades of experience as a teacher, basketball, lacrosse and volleyball coach. Living in Olney,  you may find him covering and blogging on nearby private and public […]

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Behind the Lens

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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 […]

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Big Train Beat

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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 […]

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Business Viewpoint with Marilyn Balcombe

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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 […]

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College Bound: The Write Stuff Help

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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. […]

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Community Manager MD Burbs

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Each week we’re highlighting five great local businesses in the Maryland Burbs of DC, and what area Yelpers are saying about these super unique spots! Follow Mike Bishop’s reviews at yelpmdburbs.yelp.com and all his Yelpy adventures in the Maryland Burbs on Instagram and Facebook @YelpMDBurbs.

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Consumer Healthcare Corner for You and Your Parents

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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 […]

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Danz Social Blog

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Health, life and relationships with a little hint of happiness and quantum physics. The laws of the universe are in action on my blog.  

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Elementi Style

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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.

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Embracing Diversity

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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 […]

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Financial Cents

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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 […]

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Financially Free

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Receive practical tips on how to free yourself from financial stress. Hear the inner thoughts of a financial planner as he encounters various financial situations.

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Fitness Now

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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 […]

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Flipside: The Story Behind the Story

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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

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Foresights and Hindsights From Harry

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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 […]

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Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

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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 […]

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Getting Kids in the Game

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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 […]

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Girl Scouts in Action

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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 […]

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Greg Wims

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Greg Wims has 29 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 29 years and he is also the founder of the Victims’ Rights Foundation. He is the area Governor for the […]

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Guest Blogs

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This blog will include articles by guests.

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Here's to Your Wealth

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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 […]

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Inside Ingleside at King Farm - Engaged Living

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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 […]

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Inside MCM

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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.

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Joe Sperling, J.D. on Insurance - Not your Ordinary Joe

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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 […]

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Keeping Up With the Kids

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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 […]

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Larry Merewitz

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Larry Merewitz will keep us updated on events going on in the Olney-Brookeville area. There are always 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 to and things I experience through photos and stories that may […]

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Learning for Real

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As a teacher with 29 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 […]

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Life’s Most Delicious Moments

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Jennifer Kahn Barlow is an award-winning artist specializing in painting life’s most delicious moments. She is constantly searching for amazing treats to immortalize in oil on canvas. Jennifer has had numerous, solo exhibitions in the DC area, including, “Capital Palette” at The Mansion at Strathmore. Jennifer works and lives in Potomac, MD.

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Magnificence in the Mundane

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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.

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Manna Minute

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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 […]

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Mary Ann's World

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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 […]

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MCM Intern Life

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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 […]

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Meaningful Moments

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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 […]

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Merlyn on Media

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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.

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MoCo Student

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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 […]

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Of Interest in Montgomery County

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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 […]

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On My Mind

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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 […]

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Pathways

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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.

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Phil Fabrizio

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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. […]

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Pike District Progress

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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.

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Politics Within Politics

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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 […]

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Poolesville Perspective

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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 […]

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Postcard Fiction

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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 […]

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Practical Parenting Strategies with Dr. Heller

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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, […]

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Quince Orchard Soccer Highlights

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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 […]

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Residential Real Estate Tips in the DMV

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Donna Evers, owner and broker of the region’s largest independent, woman-owned real estate firm, brings issues, trends and tips to home buyers and sellers throughout the DMV. Donna’s firm, Evers & Company, www.EversCo.com, has a renowned reputation for knowing the region’s neighborhoods and communities.

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Revealing Our Humanity

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Revealing Our Humanity strives to provide a meaningful and entertaining window into the inspiration and perspiration that drive a diverse array of individuals to advance the public interest. Content is driven in part by the policy issues raised by Public Interest Podcast, which consists of conversations with politicians, activists, advocates, and others who seek to […]

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Sound Check

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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.

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Susan Burkinshaw

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Susan Burkinshaw is a 25+ year resident of Montgomery County. She and her husband have two sons who have graduated from, and a daughter who is currently enrolled in, Montgomery County Public Schools. Susan graduated from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School MBA program and now works as a corporate controller for CPR MultiMedia Solutions […]

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Take a Bite

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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 […]

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Talking TV With Mandi Wyndham

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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 […]

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Technicolor Dining

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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 […]

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The Art and Science of YOU

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Our lives shift constantly. That’s life. New challenges, new demands. You’re at your best and most alive when you meet these holy shift moments with clarity, flexibility, grace and demonstrate effective command over your choices. The Art and Science of You will feature insights, discoveries and scientific knowledge from health and wellness, neuroscience, education, and […]

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The Dance Scene

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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 […]

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The Journey On...

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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 […]

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The Leonard Report

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A junior at DeMatha Catholic High School. Gabriel has a deep passion and love for playing and writing about sports. He plays Varsity lacrosse at DeMatha and plans to play in college. In his free time he enjoys working out and playing NBA2k17. Follow Gabriel’s blog and share your opinion on local and national sports […]

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The Movie Blog … Let’s Talk Movies

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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 […]

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The Raw Marriage Show

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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 […]

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The World of Volunteering at MCM

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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 […]

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Valerie Ervin

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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 […]

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World According to Marsha B.

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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.

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Your Financial Concierge

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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.  

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Your Success is Our Business by Laura Rowles

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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 […]

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Blogs on Hiatus


Alley Oop Sports Scoop

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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 […]

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Club C: Embracing Life with Cancer in MoCo

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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 […]

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Councilmember Riemer at the DNC

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Hans Riemer, elected to an At-large seat on the Montgomery County Council in 2010, represents nearly a million residents in a thriving and diverse community with a history of responsible government. Hans is a champion for policies that leverage public transportation to support job creation, housing, environmental protection, walkable communities and a better quality of […]

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DV Youth Summer Camp

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 This summer we are offering for the first time a Digital Video Media camp for middle and high school kids. This is designed to introduce them to TV production and all the elements that go into it. They will be  getting hands on experience with the technical parts as well as the producing needs of TV production. The […]

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Edell's Premises - Gary Edell's Take on Commercial Real Estate

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Gary Edell began his real estate career in 1988 with Carey Winston (now Transwestern Commercial Services) where he spent 8 years representing tenants and landlords throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.  During those 8 years, Gary was involved in over 1 million square feet of leasing transactions.  In 1996 Gary became the Vice President of Leasing […]

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Furloughed Fed

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Robin Ferrier works in the Office of Communications at the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She is also the Vice Chair of the Gaithersburg Book Festival and a published fiction author. Prior to working at NIH, she spent 6 years working for Johns Hopkins University. She also worked for Choice Hotels, a non-fiction […]

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Have Kids, Will Travel

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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 […]

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Hispanic Connection with Cely Argueta

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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 […]

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I Am.. Lynda Miriga

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In this industry, pretty girls are a dime-a-dozen.. what the world needs is not just a striking look, but a fierce personality in corporation with attitude, professionalism, knowledge, and networking. I am a poet, singer, blogger, swimmer, but most importantly, my career as a model has taken me around the globe from Africa to UAE […]

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Kasey Cunningham

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Kasey Cunningham covers the latest community events in Montgomery County. Her passion for visual storytelling brought her to news internships at Maryland Public Television and the NBC affiliate WHAG-TV. Now, she writes science articles and coordinates outreach events at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC. She loves interviewing county residents to find out […]

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Kelly Leonard

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The purpose of this blog is to educate and empower Montgomery County business professionals by providing access to relevant information and resources.

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Mark Morrison - Local Online Marketing

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Mark Morrison is a local marketing specialist who works with businesses that range from just a single employee to larger staffed companies. He helps companies with their online presence. He helps increase their visibility, capture leads and grow sales. His strategies include direct marketing websites, Search Engine Optimization, mobile marketing, Google pay per click marketing […]

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Mark Uncapher

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Mark Uncapher has been Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party since 2008. The party represents over 125,000 registered voters, http://mcgop.com/ Professionally he is a telecommunications lawyer and previously served as a Counsel to a Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He and his wife Robin are both graduates of George Washington […]

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Michelle Chavez

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Michelle Chavez has years of experience in the journalism field. Still a senior in high school, she has managed to get internships as well as numerous positions in editing, reporting, and photographing on the local and national level. She now hopes to share stories about community interests, events and venues.

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Mike Sesma at the DNC

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Michael A. Sesma is a Neuroscientist, Educator, Federal Health Scientist Administrator, and Elected Municipal Official. He is a Maryland Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Elected to Gaithersburg City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, Sesma is the first Hispanic and minority elected to the Gaithersburg City Council in city history. His municipal […]

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On Second Glance

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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 […]

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Redskins Blitz with Mike Richman

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Mike Richman, a long-time Redskins fanatic who grew up in Montgomery County, is Mr. Multimedia when it comes to the Redskins.  He’s also no stranger to fans of the burgundy and gold.  His web site is redskinshistorian.com. Mike is the foremost authority on Redskins history. He authored the most comprehensive journalistic account of the franchise, […]

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Says Simon

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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 […]

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Spotlighting Your Community with Tamika Smith

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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.

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Suz Time Out With Suzanne Hickey

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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.

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Ted Leavengood on Baseball

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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 […]

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The Village View

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Hello! I’m JoAnna, Director of Marketing for Storage Village and Curatorial Director of Figment DC. I was born and raised in Montgomery County, a Bethesda native. My mission is to inspire creativity and the exchange of ideas in my community. I will be blogging about local community service initiatives and free community art events in […]

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Think Again! with Gaynelle Evans

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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 […]

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Trampling Down Walls & Eradicating Excuses

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Fleet Feet Sports, Gaithersburg was recently named to competitor’s ‘Top 50 Running Stores in America’ list and we are focused on providing the absolute best customer service in the industry through our comprehensive FIT process. The FIT process is our philosophy, or FITlosophy, and is the approach to everything we do, from shoe and sports […]

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Unadulterated Truth About Life

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The purpose of the blog is to share the chronicles of an emerging social entrepreneur in Montgomery County. Urrikka Woods-Scott is on a mission to provide innovative services to under-served older adults and people with disabilities, as well as, savvy solutions for caregivers and organizations seeking assistance in meeting the needs of these populations. She […]

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Valerie Ervin At The DNC

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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 […]

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Valerie Ervin's SNAP Challenge

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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. Councilmember Ervin will be joining residents, non-profit leaders, business owners […]

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Wellness Wednesdays Weekly Musings

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Simone Sophia is the Premier Healthy Weight Gain & Lifestyle Expert. Through group coaching, one-on-one advising and online seminars, she shows frustrated entrepreneurs, busy professionals and young adults who are ready to invest in themselves, how to gain healthy weight, detox their systems, reshape their bodies and rejuvenate their minds. The purpose of this blog […]

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Work Never Ends!

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My alarm clock goes off at 2:19 a.m. every morning. Do I have your attention? I have 3 children under the age of 6 and a step-daughter who is a pre-teen, three dogs and a husband. My work never ends. I am a news video journalist/editor for a local television station. Every day is new […]

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