Former Cracked Claw Owner Dies

Photo | Terri May

John "Pappy" Poole enjoyed family time with (standing, left to right) grandsons Colin Nusbaum, Brady Nusbaum and Aaron May, and wife Barbara Jean Poole.

John Davis Poole may not be immediately recognized by Urbana area residents. However, refer to him as “Pappy” Poole, and it is more likely people will know him as the former owner of the Urbana Cracked Claw restaurant and off-track…

Shop Talk

The Gourmet Gang Available on Sundays Just in time for your football party, lunch is ready to order from The Gourmet Gang on Sundays this fall. The gang that has brought gourmet food to Villages of Urbana summer snack bars…

Signs of Life

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Our son, Nathaniel “Nate” Wessman Myles, was born Sept. 18 at 11:57 a.m. at 29 weeks and 2 days. Prayers for him to grow strong and come home from the NICU soon are appreciated.

In the fall, Maryland buzzes with vivid signs of life — trees turn to striking shades of crimson and gold on local streets, crisp apples hang from heavy branches in Thurmont orchards, the Urbana Library Farmers’ Market carts spill over…