Author: Marylou Bono

Shaped Paintings Form ‘Natural Topography’

This summer, the Delaplaine’s satellite gallery at the Urbana Regional Library is showcasing the unique 3D painted canvas creations of Lyndie Vantine entitled “Natural Topography.” Considering the immense natural beauty of surrounding Frederick County, the exhibit provides a cool respite…

At Home in the Woods

Photo | Marylou Bono House in the Woods farmer Ilene Freedman holds salad turnips, which are great raw with hummus.

A visit to the serene House in the Woods Farm on the day of their organic heirloom tomato plant/seedling/you-pick flower sale in early May found the owner, Ilene Freedman, at the end of a long gravelly driveway near her greenhouse.…

Lush Lavender Baking in the Sun

Photo | Submitted Lavender Day is June 22 at the Soleado Lavender Farm in Dickerson. The event features lavender and creations from local artists.

Tucked at the end of West Harris Road at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve is a unique, family-owned and sustainable 286-acre farm with 26 acres dedicated to the cultivation of lavender. Sophia Watkins and…

Cinco de Mayo Opens

Photo | Pam Schipper Cinco de Mayo’s sangria is a popular complement to the restaurant’s signature dishes made from family recipes.

Cinco de Mayo has come to be known in the U.S. as a celebration of Mexican-American culture, and it is more popular here than in Mexico, where the holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle…