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Urbana Schools Welcome New Staff

Photo | Tracey McCabe

Frederick County Public Schools welcomed students on August 25th. Here students from Centerville Elementary walk to school with their parents, cameras in hand to capture first day 
of school photos.

By Rachel Thurman Turkey, chips, string cheese and other school lunch treats are being bought by the bag full because Aug. 25 marked the first day back to school for Frederick County Public School (FCPS) teachers and students. Urbana area…

Shop Talk

Oil & Vinegar Opens at Westview Gourmet food boutique Oil & Vinegar is now open in the Westview Promenade shopping center, next to NUVO Salon (formerly Renaissance). Former interior designer and Oil & Vinegar owner, Sharon Streb, said the differences…

Icy Reminders of our Community

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The Urbana Golf Team, including Teagan Stephenson, Garrett Wrightson, Steven Mikk, Kevin Mikk, Kyle Jones, Luke Summers, Nicholas Han, Gage Parsons, Chris Barton, Jackson Galloway, Justin Hoopenrath, Madison Lewis, Meg Schlesinger (pictured here front row, pink shirt), Sarah Coughlin, and coaches Frank Ferrari, Joe Cook and Kay Cook, took the ALS ice bucket challenge to honor Urbana Highland’s resident David Schlesinger on Aug. 20.

ALS Ice Bucket challenges saturated our online news feeds for weeks, providing laughter and entertainment as friends, family and even celebrities react to the shock of icy water dousing their heads. But for Meg Schlesinger, who lives in the Urbana…

UHS Band Camp Launches Season

Photo | Shannon Wagner


Frederick County Public Schools opened their doors on a sunshiny Monday, Aug. 25, for the new school year, welcoming more than 40,000 students across the county. Long before this date, 80 Urbana High School students were hard at work spending 12-hour days training, drilling and marching as part of the Mighty Hawks Marching Band.

By Rishub Nahar In Urbana’s late summer months, residents may hear a distant buzz emanating from Urbana High School (UHS). While some may call it a cacophony, it is in fact the sound of progress as the Urbana High School…

School Notes

Urbana Locals Donate School Supplies to Needy Families Last year, the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank was able to fully equip 154 needy Urbana-area students with all the supplies they needed to start school ready for the academic year. This…

The Power in People

In the Urbana community and in our personal lives, we are surrounded by people. Some people are in our lives for short lengths of time, while others are present throughout our lives. Recently, I discovered people can have an impact…