Troop 81632 Donates Thanksgiving Meal
Girl Scout Troop 81632 donated a huge Thanksgiving meal for a large food bank family. The girls, under the leadership of Corey Magill, each brought items in to be included in the dinner. Jo Ostby, food bank executive director, posted to Facebook, “The family that received it was blown away by the generosity of Troop #81632.”
Pie in the Sky? Not for Urbana
The Urbana Giant donates food every Monday to the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank. But on Tuesday, Nov. 20, the store also donated cases of pies—sweet potato, pumpkin, apple and apple crumb. Cashiers asked patrons if they would like to donate a pie on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 18 and 19. Twenty-seven cases of pies was the result.
Mogels on a Mission Fundraises for Arthritis Foundation
Emily Mogel, a senior at Urbana High, is participating in the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run 5K, planned for Dec. 8 at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg. Her team, Mogels on a Mission, hopes to raise $5,000 this year for the Arthritis Foundation. This is Mogel’s fourth Jingle Bell Run. To date, the Mogels on a Mission team has raised more than $23,000.
The team has been hard at work since August, holding fundraisers like a car wash, spirit nights at local restaurants and raffles. Donations are greatly appreciated and support critical arthritis research and programs for kids, families and adults who
suffer from various types of arthritis. The Mogels on a Mission team page is events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=
Anyone can sign up to join the team, participate as an individual or create their own team to support a loved one. You can register at events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=675.
Scouting for Food Delivers
The Urbana and Green Valley Boy Scouts brought their Scouting for Food collection to the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank on Nov. 10. The food bank serves 232 families or more than 800 men, women and children living in Kemptown, Buckeystown, New Market, Green Valley, Monrovia and Urbana.
Fun Way to Help Food Bank Families This Season
The Greater Urbana Food Bank Christmas tags are back, each listing a desired gift for food bank families. You can pick a tag up at the food bank, the Urbana Black Hog, St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Dynamic Automotive, Sage Physical Therapy & Wellness, The Village Orthodontist, First Baptist Church of Green Valley, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Ijamsville United Methodist Church, Mountain View Community Church and North Star Community Church. Then just buy the suggested gift, put it in a gift bag or wrap it, and attach the tag you took to the gift. Please return the gift to the food bank’s front porch, located behind the residence at 4310 Reels Mill Road, by Dec. 16. Text 240.529.4815 if you need directions.
Proposed Dog Park in Initial Planning Stages
A dog park, proposed for Urbana District Park, is in the very initial planning stages, according to Bob Hicks, deputy director of Frederick County Parks and Recreation. His department is considering locations within the park and appropriate amenities to include.
Rotary Adopts Highway
The Southern Frederick County Rotary Club adopted Route 80 near the Park ‘n’ Ride. Members have been working to keep it clean of debris. The Rotary meets every Thursday morning, 7:30 a.m. at The Surf House, 8925 Fingerboard Road. All are invited to come to learn about the Rotary’s local and international projects.
Home to Office on Urbana Pike
Many of the homes located across the street from the Urbana Fire Hall and Urbana Elementary School site on Urbana Pike, all in the Village Center zone, have been converted from residential to office. The Chaconas property, now a residence at 3561 Urbana Pike, joined them on Nov. 14 when the Frederick County Planning Commission gave unanimous conditional approval to Site Development Plan SP-18-15, AP18751. The home’s existing carport will be enclosed, adding 476 square feet to the home’s current 1,040 square feet. Five parking spaces, a loading lot and one bike space will be added.
New Townhomes Near Centerville Elementary
The Frederick County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for combined preliminary subdivision/site plan approval of 14 townhouses on approximately 1.30 acres zoned PUD. The site is near Centerville Elementary School at the intersection of Carriage Hill Drive and Sugarloaf Parkway.