Author Archive for Bethany Starin

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…

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Local Events Hawkfest UHS presents the Third Annual Hawkfest Festival, Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join others from the community for a day of food, music, craft vendors, games and inflatable attractions. This event is designed…

Musing on March Days

It was one of those days. The kind where my son would not stop fussing whether he was held, bounced, fed, talked to, sung to, played with — then the doorbell rang, I’d forgotten the repair man was coming and…