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Jack Burke Wins March Madness Pool

Photo | Mac Kennedy

Jack Burke won The Town Courier’s March Madness pool and received great prizes from local businesses.

The first annual Town Courier March Madness Pool has come and gone, giving us our first winner.  Jack Burke swooped into the lead during the last weekend of the tournament after a dominating performance by Caitlyn Kennedy Esposito. Esposito’s March…

Digging Into the Safety of Artificial Turf

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

The Lakelands Park turf field uses plant-derived infill materials. The wisdom of this was endorsed by the Montgomery County Council February 2015 when the council resolved to only approve fields with plant-based infill materials.

During the April 5 session of the Montgomery County Council, Michael F. Riley, director of Montgomery County’s Department of Parks, made his semi-annual presentation, which included a discussion about artificial turf fields. The topic was very timely. Attorneys in California,…

City Releases Proposed Budget

New staff positions and facilities improvements are highlights of Gaithersburg’s proposed $66.5 million budget for fiscal 2017, which the city manager recently made public. The fiscal 2017 budget represents a 2.5 percent decrease from fiscal 2016, mainly because of an…

Around Town

Art Show Winners Announced Winners of the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFFA) 30th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, which is on display now through June 12 at the Kentlands Mansion, were announced March 29. Work was judged in three categories: water…