Pat Shoemaker

September 12, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Meet ArtStream Co-founder Nic Stearns

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker talks about ArtStream with one of it’s founders. Nic Stearns is an amazing part of this dynamic group that has created an inclusive environment with lots of opportunities for artistic exploration for adults with intellectual differences. Stearns is also an author of two books, “ArtStream […]

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May 29, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Financial Aid

Is going to college in your or a family members future? This episode of Connecting Our Community discusses what you need to know to get started with financial aid. Host Pat Shoemaker is joined by Tara Carew, Director of the Financial Aid Department and Shanna Kibler, Assistant Director of Scholarships and Maryland State Programs at Anne […]

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May 9, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: MCPS Choose Respect PSA Contest

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker is joined by Cheryl Kravitz with the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the student representative, Lilah Katz. You can watch all of the winning videos but the most important story is that these students are learning that they can choose respect, recognize a problem and […]

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March 14, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Living a Happy Life with a Special Needs Child

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker is joined by Robin Williams Evans. Robin is the author of Living a Happy Life with a Special Needs Child. Robin discusses her story and shares how she and her husband have grown to appreciate how their situation has enriched their lives. Robin’s book gives […]

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August 2, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: All About Your Eyes

Do you have blurred vision, not sure if it’s a cataract, scared and not sure which kind of eye doctor you should see then this is a perfect show for you! Host Pat Shoemaker discusses various eye diseases and treatments with Ophthalmologist, Dr. Maria Scott. This is a very informative show. Dr. Scott talks about […]

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July 23, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community ep. 125: New Smoke Alarm Law

Smoke Alarms! Do you know about the new law that took effect January 1st? Is your smoke alarm going to help keep you safe in the event of a fire? On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker discusses the changes in the Maryland law concerning smoke alarms, with Jim Resnick from Montgomery […]

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May 4, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: The Art of Fire

On this episode of Connecting Our Community we visited a local glass blower, Foster Holcombe, owner of the Art of Fire. Host Pat Shoemaker speaks with Foster Holcombe about how he got involved with glass blowing. We took a tour and watched some of his students at his up-county studio. Foster talks about the amazing […]

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March 9, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Yoga for Seniors with Cheryl Karvitz, Part II

The Gentle Yogi comes back for part II. Yoga CAN be done by everyone, even those with physical limitations or seniors. Cheryl Kravitz, the Gentle Yogi, joins Pat Shoemaker for this 2nd episode on some gentle yoga moves. Watch the first episode: “Connecting Our Community: Yoga for Seniors with Cheryl Kravitz”  

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March 6, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Transportation for Seniors

To drive or not to drive… that is the big question that faces many seniors and their families. On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker discusses some options with guests Shawn Brennan, the Mobility Manager with Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services and Denise Isreal from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. Smartrip card for […]

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December 16, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Human Trafficking in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Human trafficking is going on right here in Montgomery County. On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker discusses human trafficking in Montgomery County with expert, Dr. Wendy Stickle. Dr. Stickle is the Director of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, Shady Grove. Dr. Wendy Stickle discusses things to look […]

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