Of Interest in Montgomery County

March 10, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Women’s History Month Profile: Vivian Levi

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re profiling influential women who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County in various ways. Read below to learn more about Vivian Levi, Director of the Betty Ann Krahnke Shelter, a 54-bed facility that provides safety for women suffering from domestic violence. It is the only domestic violence shelter […]

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March 7, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Women’s History Month Profile: Marie Maffey

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re profiling influential women who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County in various ways. Read below to learn more about Marie Maffey, program director of Hope Connections for Cancer Support in Montgomery County. What is your role in the community? “Through my work at Hope Connections […]

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March 5, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Women’s History Month Profile: Stephanie Cohen

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re profiling influential women who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County in various ways.  Read below to learn more about Stephanie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Golden & Cohen, a benefits consulting company based in Gaithersburg, Md. Cohen was appointed in 2011 to serve on an Advisory Committee for […]

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February 27, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Black History Month Profile: Jay Wilson

In honor of Black History Month, we’re profiling influential African-Americans who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County. Read below to learn more about Jay Wilson, Vice President of the African American Democratic Club of Montgomery County, Regional Council Member of the United Way of The National Capital Area, a member of the board […]

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February 26, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Black History Month Profile: Heather Ross

In honor of Black History Month we’re profiling influential African-Americans who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County.  Read below to learn more about Heather Ross, Program Manager with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. What is your role in the community? “As the program manager, I am responsible for […]

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February 25, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Black History Month Profile: Julian Norment

In honor of Black History Month we’re profiling influential African-Americans who are giving back to the communities of Montgomery County.  Read below to learn more about Julian Norment, the African-American Community Liaison in the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships. What is your role in the community? “As a community liaison, I meet with residents […]

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February 21, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Creative Colony to Bring ‘Coworking for Creatives’ to Silver Spring

It’s a new concept to spur creativity and it’s coming to Downtown Silver Spring.  “Creative Colony” will serve as a membership-only coworking space for creative and communication professionals in the Downtown area. The space will feature a place for professionals to meet and collaborate on projects and grow their businesses. “The community’s support and enthusiasm for […]

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February 14, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Jewish Film Festival to Bring Thousands to Silver Spring

The Washington Jewish Film Festival will take over the DC area for its 24th year from Feb. 27 through March 9, with the AFI theatres in Silver Spring featuring more than a dozen films.  The festival claims to be the “largest Jewish cultural event” in Washington, bringing more than 10,000 attendees, and including world, U.S. […]

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February 7, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Non-Profit ‘For 3 Sisters’ Turns Tragedy Into Hope

Walking through a recent volunteer fair in Montgomery County I was intrigued by a table with a man in a pink firefighter’s uniform greeting the crowd and handing out pamphlets. As a journalist I am always interested in learning about someone’s “story.” Little did I know when I walked up to the table that I’d […]

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January 31, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Program Connects Local Volunteers With Ugandan Pen Pals

Connecting communities is the goal for the Mpambara-Cox Foundation, a Rockville-based non-profit that works to partner educational, faith based, youth and women’s groups between Africa and the United States. The organization has a program that connects local volunteers with pen pals in Uganda to create friendships and encourage them to stay in school. I caught […]

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