July 15, 2021 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Things are Shakin’ in Germantown

Two former nurses turned small business owners are now whipping up gourmet protein shakes and energy teas in Germantown. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and joined MoCo Nutrition LLC to celebrate their grand opening on July 9, 2021. They are located at 19857 Century Boulevard, Unit B in Germantown. We […]

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March 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Week in Review

Mariana Cordier hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Guests include Elaine Apter, Brad Stewart, Shirley Brandman, and Henry Hailstock. Cordier and the panel discuss numerous topics during the show. Those topics include: Elaine Apter discusses the League of Women Voters’ position on redistricting. Next Brad Stewart talks about Montgomery College’s legislative priorities […]

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November 11, 2016 | Lindsey Seegers

What a Difference a Choice Makes

Greetings, I am Malori Holloman, Program Manager of Manna’s Smart Sacks program. What comes to mind when you think of a food bank? Prior to working at Manna, I envisioned a line of people signing in to receive a box of canned food and going on their way. It didn’t take long for me to […]

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August 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Food, Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals at Greencastle Elementary School’s Summer Camp (VIDEO)

Greencastle Elementary School is hosting a summer camp for rising second to sixth graders in Silver Spring and the fun program includes food, fitness and academic fundamentals. The camp is made possible by a partnership between MCPS, Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation, the Montgomery County Police Department and Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington. MCPS-TV […]

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May 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg’s Pam Truxal Receives Award from President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

She’s making a big difference for thousands who call the city of Gaithersburg home. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has selected Pam Truxal, a program supervisor with Gaithersburg’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, as a recipient of its 2016 Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals and organizations […]

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March 3, 2016 | Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

March Events – MC Recreation

March 1:  Tiny Tots at Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free/Gratis.  This program is for 18 months and younger with adult participation required. Structured classes and story time, open gym. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday. Call 240.777.8075 for more information. March 1:  Senior Program at Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center 12:00 […]

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January 13, 2015 | Lindsey Seegers

Margarine of Error

I spy with my little eye some lofty promises around what looks like a candy bar. “Get 35% of your daily fiber, antioxidants Vitamin E and zinc, plus whole grains in this delicious flavor from the folks at Kellogg’s FiberPlus®. With tasty ingredients like real peanuts and peanut butter, plus a chocolatey drizzle on top […]

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October 8, 2014 | Lindsey Seegers

SNAP Challenge: Sweet (one dollar!) Potato Soup

It’s SNAP Challenge week. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called Food Stamps. I—along with professionals and individuals from Maryland, DC, and Virginia—am attempting to shop for my household for one week on $33. While living on a food stamp budget for just a week cannot come close to the struggles Manna families […]

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May 7, 2014 | Lindsey Seegers

The Green Light to Eat Right

The phrase “Going Green” may conjure images of this:                   But I’m thinking even closer to home:             A healthy, balanced diet means each plate should be a colorful rainbow of foods. Greens are an important part of that rainbow. Greens supply […]

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May 5, 2014 | Lindsey Seegers

Shedding Light on “Lite”

What do you think of when you see the word “Light” on a food package? It might make you think the food is low-fat and nutritious—and that it will make you feel light, too. On Manna’s grocery store tours, I find that clients genuinely want improve their diet. If they don’t have the personal motivation, […]

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