Articles by Phil Fabrizio

September 3, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Three Football Players, One Common Passion and Cheese?

What do Brian Mitchell, Andrew Luck and former Damascus high school standout Jake Funk have in common?  Why, it’s their love for the game called football. In late August, I had the opportunity on the same day to sit with Brian Mitchell and Jake Funk.  I met the former Redskin football favorite at his office […]

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August 25, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Spirit Prevail in Front of Packed House at Audi Field

Billed as the home opener at Audi Field in Washington DC, the Washington Spirit prevailed over the Orlando Pride 2-1.  Soccer fans from all around the DMV packed Audi Field on a warm Saturday evening to cheer on the local team.  By my estimate, the stadium was filled to near capacity of 20,000. Girl soccer […]

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August 21, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Ode to the Belward Farm Black Gum Tree

I was recently asked to find an old photo.  Specifically, it was of “that tree” that stands on the former Belward Farm on the outskirts of Gaithersburg.  It’s a black gum tree. Back on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, I along with Sonya Burke met on the banks of the barbed wire Belward farmland adjacent […]

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August 12, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

71st Annual MoCo AgFair – A Blue Ribbon Affair

It is the 71st annual Agricultural Fair in Montgomery County. Gaithersburg is home to this latest version of the Maryland country side meeting it’s urban cousin.  Pig races, fashion shows, the Queen and her court, dogs jumping and carousel rides converge for nine hot summer days within earshot of 1-270.  The crowds come for the […]

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August 5, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

University of Maryland Football Aims to Maximize It

First-year Head Coach Mike Locksley opened up the 2019 University of Maryland football season Friday at a day-long press event. It is an effort to Maximize It – a catchphrase for the new season. In a fresh twist to past experience, the entire practice dates and schedules with planned post-practice interviews have been released.  Fifteen […]

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July 22, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Smithsonian’s Apollo 11 Celebration 50 Years in the Making

The Smithsonian Institution knows how to throw a celebration.  Use an iconic image of America, the Washington Monument, then turn it into a projection screen for their 17-minute video montage of world history and the Apollo 11 Moon mission. Borrowing from the high technology of key sponsors, the Smithsonian edited video catalogs of NASA and […]

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July 15, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Kings for a Day: MCSL Week 6 is a Family Affair

The other half of the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) teams who traveled away last week had their last home meet Saturday, July 13.  I was on hand for the B Division meet between the Stonebridge Sharks and the Kentlands Kingfish.  I know the routine here having covered the Kentlands for the Town Courier newspaper […]

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July 8, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

County Swim League Heats Up as Season’s End Nears

The Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) is in its fifth week of competition across the county.  Teams and individuals are running out of time and events to make a move upward in standings or make that cherished All-Star time.  For some MCSL  swimmers, this 4th of July holiday weekend and next can be a bittersweet […]

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July 5, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

MoCo Celebrates Fourth of July: Moments Caught in Photos

From the agricultural reserve to the most diverse cities in the country,  local communities, families, friends and visitors came together to celebrate the Fourth of July in Montgomery County. Enjoy the best of Montgomery County on the Fourth of July. All images copyrighted 2019 © Phil Fabrizio | PhotoLoaf for MCM

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June 24, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman Honored at Saturday’s Match

It was a draw between the Houston Dash and the hometown Washington Spirit Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.  The Spirit remained undefeated.  The show was really about Joanna Lohman.  Lohman  played 16 years of professional women’s soccer.  Saturday’s game was the Spirit’s inaugural Pride match and her #Forever15 retirement game. The Maryland […]

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