'An especially tough year': Howard County salutes fallen firefighters with bells, bagpipes

September 30, 2018 5:05 PM

Celeste Flynn and Beverly Ditch listened silently as a bell tolled and bagpipes blared in a Marriottsville cemetery Sunday. The women, united by the loss of a firefighting family member in the line of duty, each accepted a white rose from a uniformed firefighter. More than 100 turned out for the... Continue Reading


In the past, home owners are restricted to some limited options when they are in search of the best alternatives for natural grass to be installed in their San Diego homes. Artificial grass and huge rock garden are the best options you can consider to be installed in your homes and office.

Some year's back just one variety of artificial grass is available which looks unreal. Things are getting better these days, there are quite pretty number of varieties available when it comes to installing artificial lawns with real and natural feel. This is motivating many people in San Diego to use artificial turf instead of real grass.


Artificial turf fields are on their way to Petaluma, CA. Three artificial turf fields are scheduled to be installed at a Petaluma park. Artificial turf fields will also be installed later at two high schools who are following suit.

Parents have expressed their concerns however concerning risk of bacterial infections, heat conduction, the effects of crumb rubber, and increased risk of physical injuries to players.


A high school in Keizer, OR, is beginning to raise money for a new sports field to be installed with synthetic turf. The high school, McNary High School, says if it raises $1 million, they'll be able to get rid of their irregular and inconvenient natural grass field which has patches of dead grass scattered across its face and replace it with synthetic turf, which will save the school district money and increase usability. The school hopes to start converting their current fields to synthetic turf this summer and to have it completed by the next school year.


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Artificial grass has never looked so real. The combination of field green and olive green colors with Brown and Green thatching looks natural and realistic.

Looks more realistic than many of its competitors and can handle up to heavy levels of foot traffic with resilient qualities that make it perfect for pet areas, recreation areas and meticulously designed landscapes.

Strong enough to withstand up to heavy foot traffic, Sierra Pro-70 will save you money and time in your day to day life. Forget daily watering or annoying brown, patchy spots and rocky terrain.

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