Articles by Deirdre Byrne

August 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Friends of Ledecky, Bacon Confirm: There’s Nothing the Swimmers Aren’t Good At

At an Olympic watch party in Potomac on Friday, MyMCM spoke to three Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heard alumnae who are friends with U.S. Olympic Swimmers Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon. We asked the friends about Ledecky’s and Bacon’s hidden talents and if there is anything that the two are not good at. […]

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August 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Olympian Swimmer from Chevy Chase Talks Mental Health and Athletes

Phoebe Bacon, a U.S. Olympic swimmer from Chevy Chase, spoke to MyMCM about the conversations around mental health and athletes. Bacon expressed support for U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, who dropped out of several events in Tokyo, after she unexpectedly started struggling with her spacial awareness when competing in the air. Related Post: Olympian Phoebe […]

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August 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch Live: Hogan to Provide COVID-19 Update at 2 P.M.

Gov. Larry Hogan will provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 response on Thursday at 2 p.m. Hogan’s press briefing will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. It is unclear what Hogan will be announcing. According to WTOP, Hogan said on Tuesday at a news conference in Baltimore that officials are not considering […]

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August 3, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Olympian Phoebe Bacon Receives Champion’s Welcome

After competing in the Olympic final for the women’s 200 meter backstroke on Friday, Phoebe Bacon arrived at Dulles Airport Monday evening. Many of Bacon’s friends and family members gave her the greeting of a champion when she arrived. Bacon grew up in Chevy Chase and graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart […]

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August 3, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 3, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Tokyo Olympics – Day 12:  It is Day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics, and MyMCM continues to offer coverage of all the athletes from Montgomery County who are competing for Team USA and other countries. Friday, Katie Ledecky won gold in her final swim […]

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July 31, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Stone Ridge Alumnae Cheer On as Ledecky Adds to Her Gold Medal Collection

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart graduates from the Classes of 2015 and 2020 gathered in Potomac for a watch party Friday night to cheer on their former classmates Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon who were swimming for Team USA in Tokyo. They sang and celebrated as Ledecky finished her last event at these […]

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July 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

How Phoebe Bacon Trained for Olympic Games During COVID-19 Lockdown

In 2020, many Olympic athletes had their worlds turned upside down when COVID-19 ravaged the country and caused businesses and gyms to lockdown. MYMCM spoke to Philippa Bacon, mother of Phoebe Bacon, about what her daughter did to keep in shape when pools were closed to prepare for Tokyo. Bacon, a Chevy Chase resident who […]

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July 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

How Safe is Your Deck?

So far this summer in Montgomery County, there have been two major deck collapses. One in Germantown where six people were hospitalized and another in Rockville where two people were hospitalized. MyMCM spoke to Jeremy Shupp, the program manager for Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services, about how to know if your deck is due […]

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July 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Phoebe Bacon’s Family Excited to Cheer Her on in 200M Backstroke From Montgomery County

Phoebe Bacon of Chevy Chase makes her Olympic debut Thursday, swimming in the Women’s 200-meter backstroke. Bacon, 18, graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda in 2020 and now studies at the University of Wisconsin. Along with Katie Ledecky, she’s the second Stone Ridge alumna to compete in the Olympics for […]

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July 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, July 27, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, July 27, and it is National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. Today we honor those who served in the Korean War. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Tokyo Olympics – Day 4: It is Day 4 of the Tokyo Olympics and MyMCM continues to offer […]

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