Phil Fabrizio

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. Stop by Phil’s PhotoLoaf site or visit his SugarLoaf Photography facebook page or follow him on Twitter @Photoloaf.

I began my blog site, Photo LOAF, in August 2011 to write about a photographer’s approach to document life as a slice of time. My photo assignments are usually specific place in time events. I however use the blog to link my photos and my words to singular past or present day events that I encounter during a week while keeping an eye towards future events that can encourage the people of the D.C. Metro area.

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Maryland Terrapins Dedicate a New Cole Field House (PHOTOS)

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) join with partners to mark completion of first phase in construction of the new Cole Field House.

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Strategic partners, the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) and University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) today marked the first phase completion of the new Cole Field House. In what can clearly be recognized as a rebirth of Cole, a second ground breaking took place after the football field dedication, known as the Terrapin Performance Center, […]

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MCSL All Stars 60th Anniversary

MCSL 60th MCSL Individual All Star Meet

Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) celebrated it’s 60th anniversary of holding summer swimming events for the youth of the county.  I am sure that there were parents and possibly grandparents at Sunday’s All Stars meets who grew up with memories of swimming competitively in those 60 years against neighborhood clubs.  So it was delightful to […]

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MCSL All-Star Relays (PHOTOS)

MCSL All Star Relays - Divisions H to O

Four inches of torrential rains into the wee hours of Saturday, July 29th did not dampen nor delay the start to the MCSL All-Star weekend in Rockville.  It started with the All-Star Relays.  As I have done in the past I wait until mid morning for the Section II of the relays to capture the […]

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"A" Divisionals - Memories at the Top of the MCSL (PHOTOS)

Germantown  MD, July 21, 2017:



(Photo by Phil Fabrizio)

This weekend I left the early morning sunflower fields in Poolesville to the crowds gathering there and headed a few miles eastward to the Germantown Pool near Kingsview Middle School to briefly capture the top league swim teams – to find the pool and pool area packed. There are many great rising talent swimmers across […]

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Fields of Gold in Poolesville (PHOTOS)

Poolesville sunflower field July 19 2017

Updated views of the Sunflower Fields at the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area in Poolesville as of Wednesday, July 19.  

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10 Photo Tips for Taking Sunflower Pics (PHOTOS)

POOLESVILLE  MD, July 14, 2017:



(Photo by Phil Fabrizio)

Sunflowers. Everyone is going crazy about the sunflower bloom. In the next 14 days all focus (ahh!) will be on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (MBWMA) in Poolesville. I got out this weekend to take a sneak peak at the fields. Believe what the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is telling you. The bloom […]

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Quince Orchard and Churchill Communities Celebrate Griff (PHOTOS)

GAITHERSBURG MD, July 8, 2017:



(Photo by Phil Fabrizio)

It was an old fashioned Irish wake in a contemporary British styled pub. Beer flowed, food overwhelmed the tables, and the bourbon salute to a life well lived fulfilled “Griff’s” wish for a celebration rather than a church service for his friends and family. Over 250 gathered this past Saturday, at Union Jacks Gaithersburg Rio […]

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Seahawks Swim Fast, Otters Leave them in Bubbles

North Potomac - QO Swim & Tennis Club - MCSL B Division Meet



(Photo by Phil Fabrizio for Montgomery Community Media)

The Cedarbrook Seahawks traveled to Quince Orchard for a splash clash between these two B Division Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) teams.  Both are swimming it out for ranking points in the Division with Seahawks  with a narrow lead over the QO Otters.  The Otters secured a 5th place position with a 439 to 353 […]

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Spring 2017 MoCo High School Sports Review

Senior Night at Montgomery Blair High School

It is a rainy day here in MoCo and I finally got around to this long over due review of spring 2017 high school sports.  So let’s go… High School student athletes in Montgomery County excelled in the spring state playoffs and in end of year acknowledgements of their achievements. In this quick wrap up […]

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Kyle Stanley Edges Out Charles Howell III in Playoff to Win Quicken Loans National (PHOTOS)

Kyle Stanley at Quicken Loans National

Action from the final day at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm culminated with a playoff round between Charles Howell III and Kyle Stanley. At the end of the round, Kyle Stanley emerged as this year’s Quicken Loans National Champion, making this his second tour win. Stanley qualifies for the Masters as well as other future […]

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