Author Archive for Bethany Starin

Signs of Life

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Our son, Nathaniel “Nate” Wessman Myles, was born Sept. 18 at 11:57 a.m. at 29 weeks and 2 days. Prayers for him to grow strong and come home from the NICU soon are appreciated.

In the fall, Maryland buzzes with vivid signs of life — trees turn to striking shades of crimson and gold on local streets, crisp apples hang from heavy branches in Thurmont orchards, the Urbana Library Farmers’ Market carts spill over…

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Fall on the farm at Green Meadows Petting Farm Baby animals, pumpkins, hay rides—what could be sweeter? Open through Nov. 23; closed Mondays and Tuesdays of each week. $12 general admission. For more information, visit www.greenmeadowsevents.com. Nightmare Manor Visit a…

Icy Reminders of our Community

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The Urbana Golf Team, including Teagan Stephenson, Garrett Wrightson, Steven Mikk, Kevin Mikk, Kyle Jones, Luke Summers, Nicholas Han, Gage Parsons, Chris Barton, Jackson Galloway, Justin Hoopenrath, Madison Lewis, Meg Schlesinger (pictured here front row, pink shirt), Sarah Coughlin, and coaches Frank Ferrari, Joe Cook and Kay Cook, took the ALS ice bucket challenge to honor Urbana Highland’s resident David Schlesinger on Aug. 20.

ALS Ice Bucket challenges saturated our online news feeds for weeks, providing laughter and entertainment as friends, family and even celebrities react to the shock of icy water dousing their heads. But for Meg Schlesinger, who lives in the Urbana…

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Urbana Locals Donate School Supplies to Needy Families Last year, the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank was able to fully equip 154 needy Urbana-area students with all the supplies they needed to start school ready for the academic year. This…

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Local Events Family Meal Joins Greater Urbana Area Food Bank for Fundraiser On Wednesday evening, Sept. 10, a Family Fun Community Restaurant will be hosted at Family Meal, 880 East Street in Frederick, to benefit the Greater Urbana Area Food…

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Local Events The Inside Scoop: Tomatoes and Zucchini Wondering what to do with the abundance of tomatoes and zucchini in the garden? Get the inside scoop on new recipes and menu ideas for using the bounty of tomatoes, zucchini and…

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UHS Football Players Volunteer at Centerville In late spring, a number of football players from the Urbana High School (UHS) Hawks team gathered in the afternoon at Centerville Elementary School to read to a first-grade class. The young students were…

Sweet July Memories

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Fireworks on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., light up the sky above the Washington Monument.

Summer always officially launches when we unpack our Fourth of July picnic. Juicy wedges of watermelon, crispy bits of fried chicken, the vinegar bite of potato salad — it’s always been a fun holiday. For my mom, her Fourth of…