August 6, 2015 | Marian Merewitz

Elder Abuse a National Issue (VIDEO)

There are 5 million victims of elder abuse in this country every year, but most people are not aware of this growing problem.  Learn more on this episode of Connecting our Community. Host Karen Allyn speaks with Bill Benson, the National Policy Advisor with the National Adult Protective Services Association. Besides having a whole host […]

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January 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

TravelTelevision Offers Free Trip for Volunteers to Rebuild Jersey Shore (VIDEO)

TravelTelevision is launching an exciting contest to help rebuild the Jersey Shore and end displacement caused by Hurricane Sandy. The 12-week contest, the Jersey Shore Volunteer Challenge, will be highlighted in a reality TV show. Four teams of ten contestants each will compete as they “travel for a purpose.” Contestants will travel to New Jersey, […]

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January 6, 2015 | Marian Merewitz

Discover Toastmasters

Are you looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? Well there is a group that’s been around a while that can help. Find out more, next on Connecting Our Community. Host Karen Allyn discusses Toastmasters with the President of the Kemp Mill Toastmasters. For more information about the […]

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December 12, 2014 | Marian Merewitz

Surviving Domestic Violence (Video)

According to a recent report by The U.S. Department of Justice, the majority of non-fatal domestic violence is committed against females (76 percent) compared to males (24 percent). Find out more about this growing problem, on this episode of Connecting Our Community. Host Karen Allyn speaks with Katie Gleeson.  Having been a victim and escaping domestic […]

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October 28, 2014 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Interages

Seniors sharing their knowledge and experience with young people that need their attention and help. What a great idea and a great program! Host Pat Shoemaker is joined by Tricia Wilson, the Director of Volunteer Outreach for the Heyman Interages Center and former Broadcaster, Bill Torrey. Bill Torrey is an outstanding volunteer with the Heyman […]

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June 10, 2014 | Steve Friedman

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Bruce Adams Considers Volunteering a Win-Win (Video)

Travel television spoke with Bruce Adams recently about the importance of serving others through volunteerism. Adams is the Director of Community Partnerships (OCP) for Montgomery County. The mission of the OCP is “to strengthen relationships between the Montgomery County government and the residents it serves, with special focus on undeserved and emerging communities and our […]

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March 13, 2014 | Robert Snip

Hollywood Week at MCM

These past 6 weeks have been “project weeks” for the Field Producer, Field Camera technician and Field Editor classes here at MCM. I compare this to the Hollywood week of American Idol; random students are teamed up with strangers, to produce, shoot and edit a documentary style interview with a local individual. The finished product […]

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January 29, 2014 | Ulysses Campbell

Coming to DC: The Museum of Science Fiction

On Sunday, Dec. 1, I linked up with the 501st Legion at the US Capitol Building.  Legionnaires were out in force to tape a PSA in support of the Museum of Science Fiction.   Executive Director Greg Viggiano and VP of Operations Mandy Sweeney are among an organized group that has banded together to raise […]

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January 12, 2014 | Marian Merewitz

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Olney Farmers and Artists Market

The Olney Farmers and Artists Market is more then a great place to get your local fresh fruits and veggies. Just in time for their Winter Market, find out what’s going at the Market on this episode of Connecting Our Community (#66). Host Karen Allyn welcomes one of the most dedicated and active volunteers at […]

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October 24, 2013 | Ulysses Campbell

Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

We had a blast at last month’s Baltimore Comic-Con! 2013 marked the 14th year for this well established regional convention founded by Marc Nathan. FANTASTIC FORUM went all out this year as a sponsor of the 26th Annual Harvey Awards. In addition to our sponsorship, the show contributed to the attendees gift bags. We were […]

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