Author Archive for Bethany Starin

Courier Shuts Down

After more than a decade of providing community news coverage to Urbana, Ijamsville, Green Valley and Monrovia, The Town Courier publisher has made the difficult decision to shut down The Town Courier. After close to a year of struggling advertising…

Time to Close Up Shop

Photo | Tracey McCabe

The news seems to have spread quickly proving Urbana as the tight-knit community I have grown to love — and nothing makes me sadder than this news in the first place. A few weeks ago, I received the phone call:…

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Mission of Mercy Golf Classic On June 15, Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville hosts the Mission of Mercy Golf Classic. The event raises funds for Mission of Mercy, a nonprofit Christian organization that provides free healthcare, dental care and…

Local Opens Craft Coffee Shop

Photo | Shannon Wagner

Longtime Urbana Highlands resident, Tracy Hathaway, opened up Gravel & Grind, a craft coffee and classic bike shop in downtown Frederick with business partner James Johnson. The duo crafts pour-over coffees and sells and services bicycles.

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Urbana Highlands resident Tracy Hathaway said she was the kid with the bike. After college, getting married and having three daughters, Hathaway became the woman with the good coffee, bringing enough to share with other…

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Waltzing for a Cure Support Urbana resident Al Clapp and healthcare worker Lindsay Goodrich as they dance for a cure in the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Memory Ball on May 2. In this event, they dance in honor of Al’s wife,…

Home Spun Fulfillment

Photo | Bethany E. Starin

Two winters ago, my husband installed a pallet wall in our downstairs master bedroom. Right off our living room, this project is always a conversation starter, and one of our favorite — and cheapest — projects to date.

Recently, this phrase caught my eye: “Creativity is my exercise of choice.” I laughed. That hits the nail on the head when it comes to my personality. This winter, I’ve been attempting to stay in shape, taking classes at a…