Author: Bethany Starin

Teacher Spotlight: Ellen Georgi

Urbana Middle School’s Ellen Georgi says that educating students is her passion — and she hopes to never leave the classroom. “I really enjoy teaching,” said the social studies teacher enthusiastically. “I don’t want to go into administration. I want…

Loan Keeps Bechtel Power Jobs Safe

A $9.5 million conditional loan was approved for Bechtel Power Corp., announced Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Governor Martin O’Malley on Oct. 20. “The purpose of the loan is to retain…

School Notes

Teacher Awards Frederick County Public Schools recognized awards given to two of their teachers for their excellent work with students, and a third had work published in a national publication. The Maryland Association of Science Teachers (MAST) named Sharon Steger,…

Shop Talk

A Vet That’s Like a Spa At the end of September, the Village Vet of Urbana opened its doors in the Urbana Village Center. But this isn’t the normal vet experience. Clients are greeted with sage-colored walls, a framed painting,…

Urbana’s Beauty Queen

Urbana High School’s Ashlyn Atwell headed to Bethesda Oct. 28 to 30 for the Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant — and said her goal was to come back with a crown and some new friends. “My goal is to be…

Police Blotter

Motorcycle Crash On Oct. 10, a motorcycle crash occurred in the area of 4626 Wedgewood Boulevard. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit reported to the site of the crash at about 5:28 p.m. The driver, Richard A. White, who was wearing a helmet,…

Urbana’s Taste of India

In India’s metropolis of New Delhi, there is a small area that locals call Delhi 6. It’s where all the foodies go, said Urbana’s Seema Sharma, and the term is synonymous with the taste of authentic, epuciurian Indian cuisine. “I…