Making Their Mark

When people say “you’ve made it” before you finish high school, it might seem like there’s nowhere else to go. But each of these local athletes and musicians still have plenty of upside as they continue to excel in many aspects of their young and impressive lives.

February 2020 Around Town

100-Year-Old Tuskegee Airman May Receive Honorary Promotion  A 100-year-old retired Tuskegee Airman Air Force colonel may soon receive an honorary promotion to brigadier general. Charles E. McGee, of Bethesda, completed a record 409 combat missions while serving in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, Sen. Chris Van Hollen said in a … Continued

Catch Them If You Can!

They say when one door closes, another opens, especially if B. Eugene Neal is involved. Nearly 40 years ago, Gene (as he is widely known) was employed by Montgomery County, where he initiated a youth track program. When that team was eliminated following a county budget cut, Gene started a new team called the Firebirds Track Club “to provide a…

MCPF Excellence and Leadership Dinner Honoring Chief J. Thomas Mangers

Held October 16th, 2019 at the Bethesda Country Club. In addition to honoring Chief Manger at the dinner, the Foundation also awarded training, development and scholarships to two officers demonstrating exceptional leadership. The annual scholarships were dedicated in Chief Manger’s name.    


February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening from Valentines, the celebration of Mardi Gras and Black History Month. When thinking of ideas for our Makers issue, we were inspired by some of our local public and private schools talented kids who are “Making Their Mark” on … Continued


Anyone wishing to locate a romantic getaway in February would be hard-pressed to find a lovelier spot than the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland. Reachable from Potomac in less than two hours off-season, the Tidewater offers a cozy and unpretentious bed and breakfast that is loaded with history and class.

The Call to Serve

Much like the country it protects, the United States Army is a collection of complex, diverse individuals with goals and ambitions, all seeking a sense of family, purpose, and dedication to a mission in life. “It’s not a job, it’s a calling,” says Lt. Gen. Leslie C. Smith, the Inspector General of the Army, of serving in the armed forces.…

Stronger, Better, Faster

The wrong workout can damage someone’s fitness goals as much as doing no workout at all. At Healthy Baller in Rockville, strength coaches and specialized personal trainers evaluate and motivate each client and create a custom plan to help them meet their fitness goals. “Our entire business is built on relationships,” said Matt Boyd, who co-founded Healthy Baller with Blair…

Better Versions of Themselves

Eric North knows a guy who used to be exhausted tending to his large yard and later, found the same yard-work to be easy, as he jokingly complained that his custom shirts no longer fit his newly muscular physique. In fact, Eric North knows a lot of guys like that guy. They’re his clients at Potomac Rejuvenation Center where Eric’s…

We’re in this together

There is no typical client at EMP180°. There is no typical plan or program. Instead, everything is personalized, individualized and strategized. EMP180° EMPowers clients to make healthy sustainable changes to achieve overall good health. The “180°” represents change.