Author: Pam Schipper

New Dog on the Block at Urban Green

Photo | Submitted Dogs enjoy a cake made especially for them at The Green K9 birthday parties.

The Green K9 has given patrons of the Urbana Library Farmers’ Market pause recently with veterinarian-approved treats, free healthy pet food samples and CBD products for pets. “I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from people,” said owner Marni Lewis,…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted Scouts and leaders from Troop 1023 arrive at Philmont Scout Ranch for a backpacking expedition through the backcountry of New Mexico. Pictured are (front, L to R) Ethan Gitzen, Henry Rodrigues, Ryan Klinger, staff (unknown), Charles Lowery, Charles Kretz, Bruno Kretz; (back, L to R) Bob Klinger, Bryan Lowery, Colin Thompson, Ian Edler and Patrick Rodrigues.

VOU Residents Working to Ensure Safe Streets As the Villages of Urbana (VOU) community has grown, so have safety concerns. A group of residents formed the Safe Streets Urbana committee to improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers on…

Shop Talk

Acu Massage Opens Acu Massage and Spa, 3329 Worthington Boulevard, held its grand opening on June 12. Services include a variety of massage techniques like Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, CBD pain relieve massage, as well as foot reflexology. The…

Assignment Education

Photo | Submitted Congratulations to Urbana High’s Michaela Garvey, recipient of the Minds in Motion scholarship from The Allstate Foundation and the MPSSAA. The scholarship recognizes students who have excelled on the playing eld and in the classroom. Michaela is pictured here with her parents, Patty and Michael Garvey, and CJ Ecalono, Urbana High track and field coach.

Emily Yi Becomes Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Rising Urbana High senior Emily Yi became Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen 2019 on Saturday, June 22 night at The Historic Maryland Theater in Hagerstown. With this win, Yi earned both cash and in-kind…

Shop Talk

Photo | Pam Schipper Nikkie Byrd opened Sage Cakery, located in the Carriage House overlooking Fingerboard Road, with partner Kurtis Esworthy on May 21.

Sage Cakery Now Open Nikkie Byrd, an Urbana High 2001 graduate, and her partner, Kurtis Esworthy, opened Sage Cakery at 3401 Urbana Pike next door to Papa John’s Pizza on May 21. The bakery offers cakes, cupcakes, mini-cupcakes, cake pops,…