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Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Changes Hands

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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…

UHS Senior Earns Scout Rank

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In late June, Urbana High School senior Vincent Duke completed his Eagle Scout project. With help from 18 other people he placed 10 signs around the Monocracy National Battlefield.

Everybody has something or someone that shapes them into the person they want to be. For Vincent Duke, senior at Urbana High School (UHS), that something was Boy Scouts. After seven years of dedication and hard work in Boy Scouts,…

Shop Talk

Landon House Closer to Completion The historic Landon House, at the corner of routes 355 and 80, is in the final phase of construction and is scheduled to open for business this summer. “The property will offer 3,500 square feet…

Musing on March Days

It was one of those days. The kind where my son would not stop fussing whether he was held, bounced, fed, talked to, sung to, played with — then the doorbell rang, I’d forgotten the repair man was coming and…

Civility Lacking

How people relate to one another in day-to-day interactions is important in society. Civility, politeness and kindness are all measures of desirable interaction. In my February column I described a local incident involving a jogger bitten by an unleashed dog…

Around Town

Dillon Fighting a New Battle Urbana Middle School sixth grader Dillon Papier is beloved in the greater Urbana community, well known for his contagious smile and love of baseball. For the past 11 years, Dillon has bravely fought Niemann-Pick Disease,…