Author: Kristy Crawford

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Perfect Shots 4 You Studio Opens Urbana resident Lana Larina has completed work on her home photography studio, Perfect Shots 4 You, and is now available for professional studio sessions. Larina’s specialty is portraits of children and families, but she…

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Amy Wolff Returns to Urbana Senior Loan Officer Amy Wolff has opened up a new office in Urbana. Formerly with NFM, Inc. in a nearby location, the Amy Wolff Team of Direct Mortgage Loans is now on the first floor…

Creating Your Own Happiness

If looking for a locally written book to tuck into a Christmas stocking, Urbana resident Beth Harbison provides a healthy escape from reality in her best-selling novels. Harbison’s eighth novel, “Driving with the Top Down,” was released in August and…

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Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks to Serve Dinner According to business website, The Street, both Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks coffee shop plan to sell more dinner-friendly foods in 2015. To meet the needs of customers’ varied schedules, both businesses plan to…

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Personalized Décor in Urbana Tonya Martin and Lauren Hoch met four years ago as neighbors in the Villages of Urbana, and they have been fast friends ever since. Originally from Glenelg, Martin has lived in Urbana with her family —…

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The Gourmet Gang Available on Sundays Just in time for your football party, lunch is ready to order from The Gourmet Gang on Sundays this fall. The gang that has brought gourmet food to Villages of Urbana summer snack bars…

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Oil & Vinegar Opens at Westview Gourmet food boutique Oil & Vinegar is now open in the Westview Promenade shopping center, next to NUVO Salon (formerly Renaissance). Former interior designer and Oil & Vinegar owner, Sharon Streb, said the differences…

Bike Rodeo for Fun and Safety

Local children of all ages, sizes and abilities enjoyed a warm summer afternoon in August at the First Annual Urbana Children’s Bike Rodeo. Held at the Urbana District Park, the free event offered an obstacle course, lessons on safe riding…