Susan Burkinshaw

February 27, 2017 | Susan Burkinshaw

What is Financial Literacy?

(This is the first blog in a series about the Junior Achievement Finance Park Montgomery [] scheduled to open in 2018 on the fourth floor of the new Thomas Edison High School of Technology building in Silver Spring.) When I was in 8th grade I became Treasurer of my middle school’s Student Government Association (SGA). […]

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January 20, 2016 | Susan Burkinshaw

Snow Day Prep

This past fall my husband and I made the trek to Ohio State to watch the Terps play the Buckeyes. Although it was a beautiful day and an exciting game, what I enjoyed most was the Bloody Mary that one of our cousins’ friends made for us at the pregame tailgate. I’m not sure what […]

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November 1, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Dozens of Volunteers Honored at the 2015 Monty Awards (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

There was a great turnout for the Monty Awards Ceremony on Nov. 1st at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. These awards recognize and honor community volunteers and contributors who produce local television programs on Access 19 and Montgomery Channel 21 and provide content for the MyMCMedia website. Below, are the 2015 Monty […]

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June 5, 2015 | Susan Burkinshaw

Susan Burkinshaw

Open Letter to Montgomery County Board of Education on Draft Child Abuse and Neglect Policy

Dear Montgomery County Board of Education Members: Abuse thrives in secrecy – in 2012 the Maryland State Board of Ed directed you to take concrete steps to protect children in schools. Your response was silence. In September of 2014, MCPS, under the direction of Dr. Joshua Starr, began to respond to media attention to “isolated” […]

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May 4, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Reconvenes Transit Task Force

UPDATED Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced today that he has reconvened the County’s Transit Task Force. In an April 6 letter to Task Force Chair Mark Winston, Leggett asked the Task Force to make recommendations relating about how to “… establish a plan for the implementation of as much of the [high quality bus […]

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December 31, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Top Five Blog Posts on the MyMCMedia Website in 2014

On the eve of New Year’s we thought we would take a look back at the top five blog posts in 2014 on the MyMCMedia website. These are the articles with the most page views. 1. Our number one post was a health warning at Lake Needwood from Montgomery Parks with 41,366 page views. 2. “When […]

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November 4, 2014 | Susan Burkinshaw

What Else Are They Hiding From Us?

Over the years as a child safety advocate I have worked very closely with the Montgomery County Public Schools in my cluster to make sure that when there is a serious incident at the school where one of my children attends that the information is shared proactively to allay panic in the community. I can […]

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September 29, 2014 | Susan Burkinshaw

Image of ambulance to represent Montgomery County Council Approves Ambulance Fee

When Popcorn Becomes Deadly…

What should you do if someone eats something and they tell you their tongue feels itchy? Immediately ask them if they have a known allergy, ask them if they have an EpiPen and administer the dose of epinephrine, then call 9-1-1 (From Don’t wait – time is precious. On Friday night, my kids were […]

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April 13, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Striders 4 Steph: Avon Walk For Breast Cancer

UPDATED Germantown resident Susan Burkinshaw is spending most of her free time these days walking and it is all for a good cause. Burkinshaw is the captain of “Striders 4 Steph,” an 18-member team training for the Avon two-day walk for breast cancer set for May 3 – 4 in Washington, D.C. “I’ve been doing […]

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November 27, 2013 | Sonya Burke

What Are You Thankful For?

MyMCMedia asked Montgomery County residents to tell us what they are thankful for this year. One of the common denominators in almost all the responses, received so far, appears to be how much residents love their community. Take a look: “I am thankful that my family is healthy and that we are all so fortunate […]

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