Joe Yasharoff

December 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCM Reporters: Our Favorite Stories of 2019

It’s been an eventful year in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at Team MCM’s favorite stories of 2019. Doug Tallman Shares His Favorite Stories of 2019 Rosa Gutierrez Lopez Rosa Gutierrez Lopez lives on the grounds of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, in defiance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She has three […]

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December 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Santa Claus Visits from the North Pole

As the song reminds us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. At MyMCMedia, we want to help make the holidays as festive as possible so we approached the most beloved and famous person of all – especially this time of year – to see if he would grace us with his presence on […]

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December 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Former Olympian Dominique Dawes On Gymnastics Scandal and New Academy

Dominique Dawes is far removed from winning four medals – including a gold – in three Olympic Games between 1992 and 2000. Now 43 with four small children, the Silver Spring native is excited to be opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff […]

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December 17, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Dominique Dawes to Open Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg

Twenty-three years removed from her days as a gold medal-winning gymnast with the U.S. Olympic team in the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique Dawes still can’t stop moving. As a mother of four small children, there is little time to reminisce about the old days. But Dawes is still making a positive impact in the world […]

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October 11, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman

Jud Ashman is the affable mayor of the city of Gaithersburg. He has been a very busy man lately with a long list of big things like Montgomery County’s first ever Wawa and possibly first-ever Royal Farms. Ashman addresses those topics plus the future of Lakeforest Mall and discusses his pet project, the popular Gaithersburg […]

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September 13, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Katie Ledecky Fully Focused on 2020 Tokyo Olympics

At the ripe old age of 15, Katie Ledecky stood atop the highest podium during the medal ceremony at the 2012 London Olympic Games proudly listening to the national anthem after winning her first gold medal. Now 22, Ledecky has five Olympic golds and will be trying to add to her collection next summer at […]

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August 28, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Legendary High School Football Coach Bob Milloy Discusses His Hall of Fame Career

47 years as head coach at four Montgomery County schools. 405 career wins, the most in Maryland history. Eight state championships. The numbers are startling but only tell part of the story of Bob Milloy, one of the most influential coaches these parts have ever seen. The retired coach came to MCM to discuss the […]

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August 15, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard

Dr. DeRionne Pollard is not your father’s college president. Not even close. She’s out, she’s proud and she’s in charge. In her 10th year of leading Montgomery College, Pollard discusses what the goals of higher education should be, why community colleges matter and who her go to musical artist is after a tough day at […]

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August 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

MyMCMedia Looking for Interns in College

Montgomery Community Media is seeking interns for the fall semester. Anyone interested in applying must be either a junior or senior in college and must be eligible to receive college credit. Internships with MyMCMedia are unpaid. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and relevant samples to Joe Yasharoff, the director of content and operations […]

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July 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Meet Local National Spelling Bee Finalist Anson Cook

What does it take to be a finalist in the National Spelling Bee? According to Anson Cook, a rising ninth grader at Winston Churchill High School, it takes a lot of studying and a little luck. Cook should know as he was one of the final 50 contestants in the recent 92nd Scripps National Spelling […]

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