Emily Bruno is a co-founder and Chief Administrative Officer at Denizens Brewing Company, which opened in 2014. Bruno oversees the strategy, finances, and operations of Denizens and their two taprooms in Silver Spring and Riverdale Park, Maryland (MD).
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CHEER’s health team is always hard at work. To learn more about what the team has been up to over the past couple weeks, I turned to Kelly Umaña, CHEER’s Director of Health Programs. This is the first in an ongoing series of discussions that I’ll be having with Umaña.
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Conexo is a small informal group whose members assist with CHEER’s weekly food distributions, bagging food and setting up at these events. They sign people up for the distributions and send reminders. When someone is sick or pregnant a Conexo member might deliver food to that individual’s house.
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Conexo members also grow food in community gardens, meeting twice a week to work on three plots in Takoma Park near New Hampshire Estates. This gives them access to fresh fruits and vegetables that they would ordinarily have a hard time affording.
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Systemic inequities are everywhere, and they are no less evident than right here in our own communities, especially Long Branch. The reality is that the community of Long Branch has never gotten the attention it deserves. …
I’m really looking forward to the Takoma Foundation’s Community Beerfest on October 9.
This year’s beerfest isn’t the same as the foundation’s traditional fall beerfest. However, the event is still about having fun and supporting worthy causes.
The Long Branch Festival ran from September 10–12. The festival featured a variety of vendors and local organizations. There was also plenty of food and music. For Long Branch, this was the biggest in-person gathering since the pandemic began.
Saturday, September 11 was the main day; CHEER tabled all day…
Erika Page is the Founder and Editor of Living Dappled, a vitiligo lifestyle blog for women with the autoimmune condition. After getting vitiligo at the age of seven, she lost 100% of her pigment and supports other women with the condition through her platform. …
The Long Branch Festival takes place next weekend.
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The purpose of the Long Branch Festival is to celebrate the dynamic neighborhood, businesses and culture of Long Branch. Our goal is to bring communities together and celebrate our diversity, expand understanding of the crucial role of shared public spaces and highlight the value of locally-owned stores.
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The festival is also an experiment in placemaking — the process of adding small interventions to the built environment to make areas feel more walkable, accessible, and friendly. We want community members to start seeing the places they already use in a different light: maybe there are ways to increase support to local business by adding more seating in a certain area, or create more spaces for people to gather.
You can find more information here.