Author Archive for Bethany Starin

Small Town Holidays

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On December 23, Villages of Urbana resident Erik Scheidhauer hosts a fundraiser for the Hageman family. Cliff Hageman lost his leg in a car accident two months ago.

“Urbana is like a small town.” Lisa Giuliani, local realtor and mastermind behind many fundraisers, said it just like that — and I loved the simple way she summed up the vibrant spirit that fuels projects across our portion of…

Monthly Agenda

Local Events Winter Clothing Drive This month, V.eye.P. eyecare in Urbana is hosting a clothing drive. Urbana residents can drop off unwanted coats, gloves, sweaters and hats at V.eye.P. eyecare any day this month. All donations will be given to…

School Notes

Muslim Students Raise Funds for Charity The Muslim Student Association of Urbana consists of two groups of students, one from the Urbana Middle School (UMS) and one from Urbana High School (UHS). Joined together, there are approximately 40 students. The…

False Alarms

There is a white plastic frame mounted on the wall that holds a black touch screen. The screen flashes with three electric, vacillating lines — one green, one white and the top one is blue: vital signs. These lines have…

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Local Events Adventure Park Food Drive Adventure Park USA has partnered with the Greater Urbana Food Bank to help the community. From Nov. 1-30, for every person who brings in two new non-perishable food items, Adventure Park will give either…

School Notes

In a Minute Launched by FCPS Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) launched a new show called In a Minute on YouTube. Airing weekly, the video clips capture recent FCPS news highlights from across the county in a quick-view format. On…

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…

School Notes

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…