Cancer support group honors two volunteers and co-founder

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Hope connections gala- COURTESY OF Debbie Redman(Left to right) Hope Connections’ honorees, co-founder-CEO/President Paula Rothenberg, May Benatar (Bethesda) and Afie Lattimer (Potomac), along with gala co-chairs Jim Baker and Liza Marshall, and from NBC4, the event's master of ceremonies Wendy Rieger. COURTESY PHOTO  

WASHINGTON – A local organization that offers free mind and body treatment for cancer patients and their caregivers honored two volunteers who lead those programs and the organization’s co-founder at the Watergate Hotel March 16.

Hope Connections for Cancer Support presented awards to volunteers Afie Lattimer and May Benatar and to Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Rothenberg during its 10th anniversary gala.


Thousands of county residents volunteer for MLK day of service

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BETHESDA — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, thousands of people came out to do volunteer work at locations throughout Montgomery County. About 2,000 people attended the event at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, where there were booths for various volunteer activities such as packaging food, crocheting blanket squares, and making bracelets.

Coordinated by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, the Martin Luther King Jr. “day of service” has been conducted every year since the 1990s for people to volunteer in remembrance of Dr. King.

“It’s ingrained in the national culture that Martin Luther King Day is a day of service, so people are looking for ways they can help locally,” said Volunteer Center Director Molly Callaway.


Rockin' in the Free World


MC DC - It Could Always Be Worse for Metro

For those visiting the beautiful Washington D.C. area there is much to offer the casual tourist.

The right time of year and you can see the wonderful cheery blossoms. There is always the Smithsonian and the Nation’s toy box of museums down on the mall that can keep you busy for a week.

Then there’s the seat of Democracy – a little bar that offers great deals on bourbon – just kidding. But besides Congress, the White House and the usual history, you can branch out and take day trips to a variety of historical locales that show the First World splendor of the Capital of the Free World.

Just don’t look too closely at the worn varnish and rusted metal.


Federation awards three volunteers for civic work

mccivicfedThe 2014 Montgomery County Civic Federation Banquet on May 9 was the 90th awards celebration held by the all volunteer countywide organization.  Started in 1925, MCCF has a simple mission to preserve and enhance the quality of life for residents of the county.  The group pauses annually and bestows three awards to honor outstanding volunteers and their work.  The recent dinner at New Fortune Restaurant in Gaithersburg was attended by county officials and delegation to the State General Assembly, as well as activists, their family and friends.

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