Author: Bethany Starin

Determination Drives Harris

Nathan Harris, who has lived in the Villages of Urbana since 2007, said his five years in the U.S. Navy after graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania made him aware that he had bigger plans —…

Police Blotter

Sgt. Mullennex Retires On Sept. 1, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office announced the retirement of Sgt. Brian Mullennex, who had served 17 1/2 years years as a deputy sheriff. Mullennex, who has received a number of awards including a Valor…

School Notes

AEDs Donated for All Schools Because of donations from Rescue One Training for Life, Inc., every Frederick County Public School (FCPS) is now equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Previously, just FCPS high schools had AEDs, but thanks to the…

Shop Talk

Turning Point Real Estate Expands Turning Point Real Estate launched quietly in the Urbana area about 18 months ago. This summer, Turning Point added Chris Highland, who said the company is unique in the real estate world in that it…

Urbana Welcomes New School Year

Last week, classrooms across Frederick County swung open their doors to a fresh school year. At Urbana Elementary School (UES), the staff welcomed the students with an Open House on Aug. 25. The event had a special focus — “UES…

Tauraso’s Mark on Urbana: Black Hog

In mid-July, Michael Tauraso, well-known name among Frederick County’s restaurateurs, brought his name to Urbana. He opened his second Black Hog restaurant, known for its flavor-packed BBQ and weekly deals on ribs. “This is my fourth, current restaurant venture,” Tauraso…

Sage Orthopedic Opens

Dr. Jeremy Dunker and his wife, Stephanie, have been married for 10 years. Both physical therapists, Stephanie says they’ve constantly tossed around ideas on how to fulfill one of their long-term goals — opening their own physical therapy clinic. This…

Shop Talk

Peer Squared Tutoring Kristin Whyte, a certified interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing, and her husband, Craig, an AP calculus teacher in Montgomery County, came up with a solution to a long-term need they saw for tutors: Peer…

Police Blotter

Arrest for Marijuana Possession On the morning of Aug. 21, Michael James Santos-Ramos, 25, was arrested and charged with the possession of marijuana at a Sheetz Store on Burkittsville Road. Dfc. Jeffrey Hyatt of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded…