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Personal chef Craig Kevin Jordan, chef’s assistant Vicki Gordon Senires, and proprietor Dawn Furman Gordon comprise the Fingerboard Country Inn team.

A beautiful arrangement of flowers, a heart-shaped box of chocolates and heart-felt card, dinner out with a nice glass of champagne—who wouldn’t be thrilled with this on Valentine’s Day? Most of us! But if you want to take it to…

Shop Talk

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The Urbana Exxon at 8816 Fingerboard Road should reopen in a couple of weeks, according to owner Sameer Ailawadi. The Exxon has been redoing tanks and installing a brand new high-speed pump for diesel. This will enable large vehicles like those from the Urbana Fire Company to fuel up faster. While pumps have been closed, the Exxon store remains open.

By Jennifer Martinez Late December Opening for Manhattan Pizza Manhattan Pizza is now open in the new retail strip near Giant. They serve more than just pizza with a varied menu of appetizers, pastas, salads, calzones, sandwiches, and subs. Better…

Courier Shuts Down

After more than a decade of providing community news coverage to Urbana, Ijamsville, Green Valley and Monrovia, The Town Courier publisher has made the difficult decision to shut down The Town Courier. After close to a year of struggling advertising…

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By Kristy Crawford and Bethany E. Starin Atlantic Grille Offers Pizza, Outdoor Dining While Atlantic Grille is not new to Urbana, its managing owner, George Klisas, just moved around the corner into the Villages of Urbana (VOU). “We love it,”…

Time to Close Up Shop

Photo | Tracey McCabe

The news seems to have spread quickly proving Urbana as the tight-knit community I have grown to love — and nothing makes me sadder than this news in the first place. A few weeks ago, I received the phone call:…

Local Opens Craft Coffee Shop

Photo | Shannon Wagner

Longtime Urbana Highlands resident, Tracy Hathaway, opened up Gravel & Grind, a craft coffee and classic bike shop in downtown Frederick with business partner James Johnson. The duo crafts pour-over coffees and sells and services bicycles.

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Urbana Highlands resident Tracy Hathaway said she was the kid with the bike. After college, getting married and having three daughters, Hathaway became the woman with the good coffee, bringing enough to share with other…

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Tattoo Alchemy Creates Art for the Body and Home Original art of many media cover the walls of the revitalized and renamed tattoo and art studio, Tattoo Alchemy, in Urbana. Owner Robert Vendemmia has worked diligently with his new artist,…