Author Archive for Pam Schipper

Almost Carnival Time

Photo | Tracey McCabe

The Urbana Carnival is July 16 through 21, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. each night.

There’s only one time a year that you can get Urbana fries, and that’s during the Urbana Volunteer Firemen’s Community Carnival. The 44th annual carnival will be held July 16 through 21, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. each night. Volunteer-driven, the…

Around Town

Rotary Recognizes Members Members of the Southern Frederick County Rotary Club were recognized at the Southern Frederick Charter Dinner Celebration for their efforts to give back to local and worldwide communities. The event was held on June 3 at the…

Police Beat

Giant Pharmacy Robbery Suspect in Custody On Wednesday, June 6 at approximately 8:25 pm, deputies were dispatched to the Giant Food Store on Sugarloaf Parkway for a reported robbery of the pharmacy. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a bearded white…

Assignment Education

Urbana Area Redistricting Study Underway To better serve students in the growing Urbana area, Frederick County Public Schools has initiated a year-long redistricting study. The study will determine an attendance area for Sugarloaf Elementary. It will also examine feeder patterns…

How His Garden Grows

Photo | Pam Schipper

David Edwards picks his French Breakfast and Scarlet Globe radishes.

David Edwards’ garden at Ijamsville’s Fingerboard Country Inn is new, but his farming techniques, heirloom vegetable varieties and historic garden space are not. With passion and patience, Edwards began building his garden this winter—enlarging the garden space, adding soil and…

Active Adult Community Coming to South Urbana

Photo | Submitted

The Planning Commission approved with conditions the combined preliminary site plan for The Woodlands at Urbana, 5-1, on June 13.

Located approximately one mile south of Urbana’s town center, the planned Woodlands at Urbana, a 55-and-older, age-restricted community, proposes 566 residential units on a four-parcel, approximately 200-acre site. Development will be concentrated, leaving approximately 116 acres of open space and…

Farm and Country

Goat Yoga Offered at Green Meadows Laura Michnnya of Bluetail Yoga began offering Goat Yoga sessions at Green Meadows Petting Farm in late April. “Goat yoga is like regular yoga but with more happy distractions,” Michnnya said. “The goats help…