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Cancer Benefit, New Korean Shop and More (Video)

Downtown Wheaton gets a new Korean/Japanese restaurant, a cancer fundraiser is close to their $85,000 and Montgomery County wants residents to hack towards civic improvement. Catch up on weekly news you missed in the community.


MoCo Hacks Toward Civic Improvement (Video)

Montgomery County officials pulled on the expertise in the community for their first Civic Day of Hacking. The event hosted on June 1 at The Universities of Shady Grove, was one of about 95 held around the country. Officials pitched five issues to a room full of about 50 technology savvy residents. 

Rockville Relays to Cope with Loss (Video)

Relay for Life of Rockville celebrates 18 years of helping people get over grief by walking it out.

About 200 family and friends attended this year’s event at Tilden Middle School, located at 11211 Old Georgetown Rd., to raise money to find a cure for cancer. This event is one of many hosted by The American Cancer Society to raise money for a cure.

Social Media Followers Buzz up Seoul Food DC

After Seoul Food DC opened their doors on June 3 in downtown Wheaton, the social media buzz illustrates the love their 1862 Twitter followers have for the married couple.

Stepping Stones Lifts Homeless Families (Photos)

Stepping Stones Shelter has been assisting the Montgomery County community for over 30 years. They provide emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing and post-shelter support for homeless families with children.

“Save Ten Mile Creek” Coalition

Area environmental groups are banding together to protect Ten Mile Creek in Clarksburg and on June 6 representatives from many of the organizations will announce they have formed a new group: “Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition.”

Arts Barn Gallery Exhibit (Photos)

Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring pastel paintings by the Maryland Pastel Society, glasswork by Tony Glander, and acrylic paintings by art instructor Vian Shamounki Borchert and her students at the Arts Barn Gallery, now through July 28.

Public Forum on Zoning Code Set for June 11

The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on June 11, on the first major rewrite of the County Zoning Code since 1978. Goals for the rewrite include to update all aspects of the ordinance, create more predictability in the standards and promote “green” land use practices.

Unbeatable Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

This week I’m sharing a great opportunity for fellow women entrepreneurs who have recently started their business in the last two years. The Maryland Women’s Business Center is celebrating its tenth year of the Start Right! Business Plan Competition.








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Tamika Smith

About Tamika Smith

Tamika Smith is passionate and curious about the world. She often wonders what motivates people to walk in their particular journeys in life. A native of Miami, Florida Smith graduated from Howard University in 2007 and continues to give back through mentorship.


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