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Photo | Submitted Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Brent Pernak won Best of Show and First Place for their video “Kentlands & Lakelands, Gaithersburg, Maryland” in the MDDC Press Association contest.

Photo | Submitted
Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Brent Pernak won Best of Show and First Place for their video “Kentlands & Lakelands, Gaithersburg, Maryland” in the MDDC Press Association contest.

Courier Staff Win MDDC Press Awards

Producer and reporter Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Videographer/Drone Photographer Brent Pernak won Best of Show for their feature video “Kentlands & Lakelands, Gaithersburg, Maryland,” which focuses on the award-winning New Urbanist community as it experiences revitalization of its downtown. Stavitsky-Zeineddin and Pernak also were awarded First Place in Division F, non-daily publications with readership under 10,000, but the Best of Show award was in competition against all publication size divisions beginning with dailies over 75,000 print circulation. You can see the award-winning video on our website, www.towncourier.com.

Syl Sobel and Mac Kennedy, supported by the Town Courier sports coverage team of Mac Greaney (Quince Orchard High  alum), Adam Gotkin (Quince Orchard student) and Cooper Hoffman (Quince Orchard student), won First Place in Division F for Breaking News Social Media: Town Courier social media coverage of the Maryland 4A state football championship game, following the Cougars.

Photographer Mac Kennedy won Division F, Second Place for his photograph, “Player and coach celebrate Maryland 4A championship win.”

The Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association (MDDC Press) represents local news media organizations in the region. Each year, the association judges the best work across numerous categories, including design and advertising campaign.

‘Ground War’ Coming to Arts Barn

Kentlands Foundation GO GREEN group, Sierra Club Maryland, Beyond Pesticides, Mom’s Market, Muddy Branch Alliance  and Safe Grow Montgomery are sponsoring the free showing of “Ground War” on Sunday, June 30 at 6:15 p.m. This documentary chronicles a filmmaker’s investigation into his father’s death, which takes him deep into the world of golf,  chemical lobbying, citizen activism and the damaging use of intensive, conventional pesticides on recreational spaces.

Montgomery County’s Healthy Lawns Act is covered in the film.

A wine reception precedes the screening. There will be a panel after the show with the filmmaker and others. You must reserve your tickets at bit.ly/groundwarmd.

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