Author: Town Courier Admin

Earthquake Shakes D.C. Region

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although the rumbling was felt from Frederick to…

Public Meeting for PATH Set

A public scoping meeting to discuss the Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH) is set for July 21, 4 – 8 p.m., at Tuscarora High School. The National Parks Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Music Festival Draws Big Crowd

Soaring temperatures didn’t keep the crowd away from the second annual Urbana Music Festival June 26. Organizer Elizabeth Cromwell with Frederick County Public Libraries estimated more than 3,000 people attended the festival, and she was pleased with the number and…

Preserving Urbana’s Past

Tombstones in Urbana’s Zion Cemetery received some tender loving care in June as experts from Lough Memorials in Frederick donated time to straighten and secure several tombstones in need of assistance. Later, volunteers spent a morning cleaning the burial markers.…

Shop Talk

A Healing Place You won’t find cold floors or plain white walls at the new Serenity Treatment Center in Frederick. Instead you’ll find an atmosphere that lives up to its name. “It’s a warm and healing environment,” said co-owner and…

Carnival and a Car Show

The bands are booked, the midway games and rides are scheduled, and the smell of fair food is not far behind. Urbana Volunteer Fire Department is gearing up for it’s annual carnival July 19 – 24 and is kicking off…

Chasing the Crown

When the winner of the 2010 Mrs. International pageant is announced in July, Urbana Highlands resident Jyoti Mahajan will be standing on the stage. And if all goes well she just might come home with the crown. After being crowned…

Commuter News

New Design Road to be to Close between Doubs Road and Adamstown Road The Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management announced today that a portion of New Design Road will be closed between Adamstown Road and Doubs…