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November 25, 2018 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

7 Mistakes To Avoid After Receiving A Financial Windfall

These days, with enormous lottery jackpots almost common, many people think a financial windfall refers to an outrageous sum of money. However, those circumstances are very rare and financial windfalls are usually the result of a much more modest event such as an inheritance, cashing in of stock grants or options, the sale of a […]

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November 20, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

It’s a 4-Peat Championship for NW Girls Volleyball

COLLEGE PARK, MD, MONDAY NOVEMBER 19 Northwest High School girls did it, they are repeat 4A state champions for the fourth time as they defeated Urbana High School in three straight set 25-12, 25-13 and 25-13. The girls were in control all evening as they closed out their 2018 season in a celebration in front […]

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November 18, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Not So Fast ESPN’s College GameDay

ESPN recently celebrated their 25th anniversary of the rebranded 1993 version of College GameDay, built by Home Depot, (CGD) which provides a broadcast of news and analysis of national in-season college football games on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Last Saturday morning (11/10) as I twirled my yellow #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pencil watching the hosts […]

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November 18, 2018 | Daryl Schultz

Paint Branch Loses 4A North Regional MPSSAA Championship 21-20 to Mervo

The 4A North Regional Championship at Paint Branch stated like last week’s game when #21 Max Davis returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.  The Paint Branch faithful erupted into a cheering frenzy, however, their enthusiasm was dialed back when Mervo took their first possession and drove down the field and scored.  The score was […]

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November 17, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Quince Orchard Wins 4A West Regional Football Title

The Quince Orchard (QO) football team moved one step closer to a date in Annapolis in early December with the 35-0 win over rival Northwest (NW) High School.  The win gave QO the 4A West Regional Championship and a possible date with their nemesis Dr Henry A Wise High School next week at home. One […]

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November 17, 2018 | Laura Rowles

The Sweetest Place in Gaithersburg is Now Open in the Kentlands

Life is full of treats and lucky for us, we can order all sorts of treats at the new Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip in Gaithersburg. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported them & conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 16, 2018. They are located at 11 Arch Place, Suite 5, in […]

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November 13, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Northwest Volleyball Moves onto State Finals

Northwest Volleyball defeated South River in College Park’s Ritchie Coliseum in three straight sets, 25-10, 28-26 and 25-18 to advance to the State Championship Final.  Northwest overcame two deficits in the second set to post a remarkable win against a determined South River team.  Northwest will face Urbana on Monday, November 19th at 8 p.m. […]

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November 13, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Year-End Tax Planning for Businesses

There are a number of end of year tax planning strategies that businesses can use to reduce their tax burden for 2018. Here are a few of them: Deferring Income Businesses using the cash method of accounting can defer income into 2019 by delaying end-of-year invoices, so payment is not received until 2019. Businesses using […]

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November 11, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

NW Rolls Past Churchill 56-20 in Playoff Round 1

Northwest’s football team advanced to the second round in the MPSSAA playoffs as they rolled past Churchill 56-20 in round 1. Northwest scored quickly twice in the first six minutes of the contest to go up 14-0 on the Bulldogs and never looked back.  Eight touchdowns on the night, two each by Andrew Howard and […]

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November 10, 2018 | Daryl Schultz

Paint Branch Defeats Sherwood 42-0 moving on in the 4A MPSSAA Playoffs

Paint Branch High School, Burtonsville, Maryland November 11th 2018 The MPSSAA 4A North Regional semifinal began with an 82 yard Paint Branch kickoff return by #21 Max Davis and within the first 13 seconds of the game Sherwood was behind and did not have any answers.  The earlier regular season contest between the two schools […]

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