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Home: Freshen Up for Spring

By Elizabeth Starrs Spring is right around the corner — it’s time to give every room the once-over. Why not freshen up the look of your home? Here are five easy steps to do just that: Clear the Clutter Take…

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Changes Hands

Photo | Courtesy of Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

Nearby Sugarloaf Mountain Winery is under new ownership. Emily Yang, just 24 years old, purchased the vineyard in November.

By Jo Ostby and Bethany E. Starin Less than 10 miles from Urbana, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is nestled at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain on the border of Frederick and Montgomery Counties. Crafting Bordeaux-style wines, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard boasts a…

Dance Recital Showcases Diversity

Photo | Christina Ring

The dance team at Urbana High School performs “Gaia Tames Her Children,” choreographed by Stephanie Weigelt.

By Joy Xu Despite a winter weather cancellation, Urban High School’s annual winter dance recital, held Jan. 22 at Urbana High School (UHS), managed to turn out a large number of friends and family for a broad showcase of dance…

Your Views

Thanks for Voice on Sexual Assault Dear Bethany, I read the article “Local Speaks Out Against Sexual Assault” in the Urbana Town Courier and found it thoroughly interesting. Today, sexual assault is such a prevalent problem yet nobody talks about…