Category: Community

Earthquake Shakes D.C. Region

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although the rumbling was felt from Frederick to…

Preserving Urbana’s Past

Tombstones in Urbana’s Zion Cemetery received some tender loving care in June as experts from Lough Memorials in Frederick donated time to straighten and secure several tombstones in need of assistance. Later, volunteers spent a morning cleaning the burial markers.…

Highlands’ Home Goes Solar

Urbana Highlands’ home-owners Jerome and Sonya Smith decided it was time to do a good deed for the environment while reducing their budget for home energy costs. “Our decision to install solar panels for electric, solar panels for hot water,…

Of Kids and Camps

School’s out and summer camp season is in full swing. Day and overnight camps offer all kinds of opportunities for learning a new skill or improving on those we already have. They are also a chance to make new friends,…

Carnival and a Car Show

The bands are booked, the midway games and rides are scheduled, and the smell of fair food is not far behind. Urbana Volunteer Fire Department is gearing up for it’s annual carnival July 19 – 24 and is kicking off…

Chasing the Crown

When the winner of the 2010 Mrs. International pageant is announced in July, Urbana Highlands resident Jyoti Mahajan will be standing on the stage. And if all goes well she just might come home with the crown. After being crowned…

Commuter News

New Design Road to be to Close between Doubs Road and Adamstown Road The Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management announced today that a portion of New Design Road will be closed between Adamstown Road and Doubs…