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Photo | Kari A. Martindale Bob Vail sketches Micki, Ezra and Sage during a Dog Pawty at the Natelli Community Center on Sept. 8.

Photo | Kari A. Martindale
Bob Vail sketches Micki, Ezra and Sage during a Dog Pawty at the Natelli Community Center on Sept. 8.

‘Dog Pawty’ Receives Two Paws Up

“Dog Pawty” co-hosted by realtor Maggie Dawson and attorney Alegi Anderson on Sept. 8 at the Natelli Community Center in Urbana was a bit like the one in the beloved P.D. Eastman “Go, Dog, Go” children’s book. Dogs in costume greeted one another and received a gift, while pups visited Black Jack, the pooch behind Black Jack Snacks. Along with caricatures, families enjoyed snacks and posed on the stairs among mums for fall-themed pet photos.

“I just thought it would be a fun thing to do for the community,” said Dawson. Canines and  their humans gave her two paws up.
—Kari A. Martindale

Safety Measure Complete on Carriage Hill

The new speed hump and crosswalk at the intersection of Carriage Hill Drive and Carriage Hill Street near the Goddard School is now complete. Goddard School owners John and Jill Pelicano advocated for this safety and speed control measure at the “natural crossing” on Carriage Hill Drive for close to 10 years.

Mini-THON Car Wash This Saturday

Get your car washed on Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Urbana High parking lot  near the UHS gymnasium) and support the UHS Mini-THON Club that raises funds for  pediatric cancer research. Payment is by donation only.

Urbana Indoor Art & Craft Show Returns

Popular year after year, Wesley Chapel’s 17th Urbana Indoor Art & Craft Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Urbana Fire Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike. More than 65 vendors will sell their creations—jewelry, stained glass, wreaths and floral arrangements, pottery, knitted and crocheted items, clothing, seasonal fare and more. Arrive hungry. Large breakfast and lunch menus will be offered, as well as a bake table of goodies all made by the
“Church Ladies.” Free admission and parking.

Unfurl Your Cape for the Educate Girls Superhero Run

The local nonprofit, Educate Girls to Eradicate Hunger, will be holding its second annual  Educate Girls Superhero 5K with 1K Fun Run on Nov. 9 at the Urbana District Park. The 1K Fun Run starts at 1:30 p.m., followed by the 5K at 2 p.m. Founding president and Urbana High student Carolyn Pascal, 17, explained, “We are so excited about holding the superhero event at Urbana District Park. It is such a beautiful park. We hope the community joins us to
end hunger for families in Malawi and enjoy a beautiful autumn afternoon. Come as you are or show off your favorite superhero costume! Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. We will have free face painting for the little superheroes! Our Indigenous Peoples Literature Society will be introducing children’s storybooks written by indigenous authors. Please join us by registering at EducateGirlsToEradicateHunger.org/5k-race. Together we can make the world a better place!”

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