Courier Downsizes, Stops Publication of Urbana Paper

“The Town Courier is one of many publications finding itself at a crossroads,” said Diane Dorney, publisher of the Gaithersburg and Urbana Town Couriers. “Advertising since the recession has been way down.” According to the Newspaper Association of America, total…

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Fitness Together Supports Veterans For the fifth straight year, Rick Coe led a team of Fitness Together trainers and clients in a run along the Potomac in support of veterans returning from war in the Middle East. The American Odyssey…

Ten Years After: Fleet Feet, Warm Hearts

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Chris and Robyn Gault, with their then eight-year-old son Matt, opened Fleet Feet 10 years ago at 68 Market St. near Bonefish Grill.

The health benefits of running are widely known, among them, raising good cholesterol levels, increasing lung function, boosting the immune system, weight control and stress reduction. In many cases, running also has been a path to friendship and even love.…

Beacon Place Spreads Kindness

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Beacon Place staff (left to right) Katey Nelson, Laurie Dewey and Brynn Mencarini delivered lunch to members of Fire Department Ladder Company 31.

Extreme heat led Katey Nelson to a cool idea. The Beacon Place Apartments leasing specialist was on a Megabus to Manhattan earlier this year. Despite the frigid outside temperature, something went awry with the bus’ heating system, and all aboard…

Capitol Benefits Is Cooking!

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Capitol Benefits staff who included (left to right) Tricia Palttala, Juliana Henao, and Wanda Ferrell cooked a three-course meal for the 36 residents of the Chase Partnership Men’s Shelter in Rockville on Thursday, May 7.

Capitol Benefits, an independent insurance company at 220 Main St., has a long history of donating meals to those in need, but for the first time ever staff purchased ingredients, prepared the meals themselves and delivered them to the Chase…

Confection Perfection at Brasserie Beck

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Brasserie Beck pastry chef Ashleigh Pearson has worked in all of Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s restaurants.

Just listen to the mouthwatering descriptions of desserts at Brasserie Beck, or better yet, see and taste them. Pastry chef Ashleigh Pearson has been masterfully preparing and presenting cakes, sorbets, ice creams, and a host of other confections ever since…