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…

Devouring Local Flavors

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Jo and Larry Ostby sit in front of Isabella’s Restaurant, Frederick. Isabella's Seafood Stew recipe is the Ostby's at-home traditional Valentine’s Day dinner.

This foodie column marks a first for me. You may know me from my other local food endeavor — launching the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank with my husband, Larry, and a team of local volunteers — but now I’m…

Monthly Agenda

Fall on the farm at Green Meadows Petting Farm Baby animals, pumpkins, hay rides—what could be sweeter? Open through Nov. 23; closed Mondays and Tuesdays of each week. $12 general admission. For more information, visit Nightmare Manor Visit a…