Author: Marylou Bono

Eye on Art: Artisans Fill Our Countryside

Photo | Marylou Bono Located just 10 minutes from Urbana’s commercial center, Dusty Road Pottery on Linthicum Road is ceramic artist Jennifer Hamilton’s teaching studio and shop.

Building on the riches of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Countryside Artisans is a group of like-minded painters, farmers, potters, stonemasons, woodworkers, textile artists, glass blowers, jewelers, yarn dyers, ceramicists, photographers and wine and beer crafters—all following their creative passions…

Wake Up with Pumpernickel + Rye

Photo | Submitted Sisters Amy Nesbit (left) and Megan Hook (right) opened Pumpernickel + Rye, located at 3538 Urbana Pike, on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Fresh energy is everywhere you look at Pumpernickel + Rye, the creation of sister-owners Amy Nesbit, executive chef, and Megan Hook, general manager. Urbana is in for a real treat with this first-of-its-kind scratch kitchen, new school deli and neighborhood…

Urban Violet Boutique Opens in Urbana

Photo | Marylou Bono Owner Jordan Knicley welcomed the community to the opening celebration of her Urban Violet Boutique on Oct. 19.

With enthusiasm and style, Jordan Knicley recently brought her Urban Violet Boutique to Urbana. Originally from Hagerstown where she started out in marketing, beauty and fashion as co-owner of the Sagittarius Salon & Spa, Knicley described the boutique as “my…

Finding Color

The Barn at Lake Linganore by Bernadette Miller

The world of color and how it speaks is what painter Bernadette Miller is all about. Her latest exhibit of vibrant landscapes in eye-catching hues of aqua and green and mauve is at the Urbana Library hall gallery. New Market…